Friday, October 29, 2010

ALDS Game 4: The One that Got Away

ALSC Game 4: I walked in saying I hoped it wouldn't be my last game in the Bronx this season but it turned out it was.

I got a single ticket for rather inexpensive since the usual suspects weren't able to make it, or didn't want to see what AJ was going to do.
AJ started well...

Looking good...

But it didn't stay that way.

Homerun Robbie!

My favorite game!
Brett Brett!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Lunch Break: Dang, Dave!

The Yankees just fired Dave Eiland, as reported in USA Today. Guess someone had to get blamed but I think the offense was just as much T fault as the pitchers were in the post-season.

I hear the Mets are hiring for many positions, Dave. Maybe I'll see you in the Queens!

(BTWS, I haven't forgotten I promised you pictures from the ALCS. I have the entry drafted but haven't had time to write all the words).

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Win Some, Lose Some

Well, this post season has been interesting, hasn't it? I was at Game 3 of the ALDS and then Game 4 of the ALCS last night. A win and a loss. I'm excited/terrified/curious/head-in-the-sand about the next two Yankees at Rangers games. But, of course, I will be watching.

I'm hoping for a Yankees (obvi) and Giants World Series, both because I don't care to see the Phillies in the World Series for the third year in a row and because I have a new found fandom for Lincecum. What other 14 year old threw a shut-out his first post=season appearance? Of course, I can't wait to see CC and the Yankees stomp the crap out of him and the Giants in Game 1 next week.

I promise, nah swear, that I will have pics up this weekend. In the meantime, check out the Simpsons (Season 22!) episode from last Sunday that featured a Money Ball theme surrounding Lisa's ability to math the hell out of Bart's Little League Team (PUT DOWN THE BINDER, GIRARDI!):

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Lunch Break: Really, He'll Be Fine

"Really, I'll be fine."

That's what A.J. said about his position in the rotation for the ALCS, which we now know will be against Texas.

A.J. is 4th in the rotation, meaning game 4 will be the one that Ashley and I attend. If only to see my A.J. and likely get cheaper tix from Yankees fans who have less faith in him than we I do.

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws to first base on a pickoff attempt on Baltimore Orioles base runner Adam Jones in the second inning of their American League baseball game in Baltimore, Maryland September 17, 2010.   REUTERS/Joe Giza   (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Source USA Today

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

I Swear, I Was There

I was at the ALDS Game 3 when the Yankees swept the Twins on Saturday night. It was one of the most amazing experiences of my life; Yankee Stadium was electric.

So why haven't you heard about it yet? Well, I've been busy but I also have not quite felt like myself. A little under the weather, a little blue, I don't know what it is but it has kept me from uploading and talking about my pictures and the amazing time I had with Stef and Tommy and Pete, Marc, Jonathan and every other Bleacher Creature who didn't yell at me.

I promise pics soon, since we still have three more days 'til Yankees baseball. I'll try to get them up tonight, after the gym, while I'm watching Rangers/Rays.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Mo Knows Baseball: ALDS Game One Done

Last night's game was intense but the Yankees came out on top, as they always will. Mo's pitching in the 8th and 9th helped and our dear Teix got the lead back with a two-run shot that brought, and kept the game to 6-4.

Mariano shuts is down in MN (Image/PicApp)
New York Yankees' Mariano Rivera pitches against the Minnesota Twins during the ninth inning of Game 1 of their MLB American League Divison Series baseball playoffs in Minneapolis, Minnesota, October 6, 2010. REUTERS/Andy King (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT BASEBALL)

Tonight we get to see another one of our Core Four start the game. Go Andy!

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Beating the Off-Day Blues: Click with the Clicker

The Clicker is a new universal remote with one key feature for sports-lovers, or anyone over 21: a built-in bottle opener. I wrote about the Clicker in my Father's Day Gift Guide and the reps for the company were nice enough to give me one to test out AND drumroll please, one Clicker to giveaway to my readers! Details on that at the end of the post.

The Clicker has features for your TV, cable box, DVD/Bluray player, VCR (whatever, I still have one. How else am I going to watch old Disney cartoons), satellite and pretty much everything else you have hooked up to your entertainment center. The most exciting feature for me? It works with my DVR!

I'm not the most tech-savvy person in the world (I'm lucky I can use basic HTML in a pinch and as you may remember, it took me more than a month to figure out the "Sports Action" feature of my camera) so Howie set up the remote on Sunday night. We were drinking wine on Sunday, so Frenchie and I used the Clicker tonight to crack open a couple of Blue Point Toasted Lagers and watch Sunday's Mad Men. Using the remote, it was easy to access the DVR list, and after sifting through all of the How I Met Your Mother reruns, we settled into our show.

The Clicker worked seamlessly to open our beers and to watch our show. Neither of us had any complaint and there was no rushing back into the kitchen to grab the bottle opener magnet on the fridge to open our next round.

And can you argue with the fact that the Clicker comes in Yankee blue? Pick one up tomorrow to get ready for the playoffs and it will keep you company through football season and the start of hockey before baseball returns. Visit to get one. Or...

I have one Clicker, retail value $24, for a lucky reader. Want to win it? Just do the following:

To get one entry: Leave a comment on this entry with your email address and your favorite beer/refreshment that requires a bottle opener - also feel free to comment about the post. Only one entry per person, please.

To get an additional entry: Tweet the following about the contest, once per day, so you can get five extra entries doing this! - Visit @YourBballGirl's blog at by Saturday 10/9/10 to win a free Clicker remote!

Don't use Twitter? Maybe it's time you did! There is always great baseball talk going on.

Please note, the contest is open to U.S. residents only and you must respond to my email telling you that you have won within 48 hours of the contest ending at 7:59 p.m. EST on Sundday, October 10, 2010 (one minute before first pitch of the Yankees 4th ALDS game, if necessary). If you win, but I don't hear back from you ,I will have to go to another person.

One winner will be chosen by on Sunday, October 10, 2010. Good luck and thanks for playing!

*While I am a savvy PR girl, I was not paid for these opinions. I was provided product to test and review and additional product for a giveaway. Thanks for reading the fine print.*

Friday, October 1, 2010

Yankees Hell with My Dear Janelle

My wonderful friend, Janelle, took me to the Yankees game last Thursday.We had originally planned to sit in her seats in section 420B, behind the dugout but at the top. When I arrived, Janelle had a wonderful surprise waiting for me.
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Seats in section 223, row 1. She scored them from her friend who was sitting in field-level seats with a Mets pitcher. The first thing I did in our new seats? Stalk the dugout with my camera.
I didn't get there until the top of the 2nd. Before CC got in trouble. Enjoy his brief pitching flip book.

We were closer to home plate, but still had an excellent view of 3rd. Sup, A-Rod?
Before the bottom of the 2nd, they did a Bernie Williams montage. Since he is the great Yankee ever (a mon avis)...
his tribute deserved to be photographed.