Thursday, October 25, 2012

Lunch Break: Derek Jeter's season ending injury in GIFs

GIFs keep us all sane in the office most days but this one just makes me sad.

After hearing Derek Jeter was out for the postseason... CasualNY

But since I was there, it was more this...

And ever since, it has been this...

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  Thanks to DHAB for the Arrested Development GIF that started this party.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Do women like baseball?

I am your baseball GIRL (All 30 years old) but do women like baseball? Apparently not.

In April, Jezebel launched a series called "I Love Balls" during which one of the site's writers, Lindy West, would chronicle her attempt to love baseball and embrace the game. The title is so...not clever, but more in-your-face like "haha, get it, we are a feminist site but we still love both sports AND sexual innuendo as it pertains to sports. Hilarious ovary-centric irony!"

The 2012 MLB Season column lasted four posts.

Play ball, women! (Image/AP)


I take comfort in the fact that my constructive criticism of this concept is still "the featured comment" on her post about being bored at a game but enjoying her corndog. While I got crap from Red Sox fans (how did your season turn out, ladies?) most people heard me out and engaged in some nice conversation with me. Others immediately wrote me off for being a Yankees fan (again, how did your season go?) but, I get that ish every day so insults hurled on the internet stick about as fast as snow falling in Queens on a late July afternoon.

To give her the benefit of the doubt, it does seem that Lindy, whom I find a very astute, irreverent, funny writer, did move to Seattle during the summer. Of course, I'm pretty sure Seattle has a baseball team of their own.

Maybe she will pick it up again next season? For now, I'll keep doing what I'm doing here, repping for the women girls no, screw it, WOMEN who love baseball.

Lindy, I'd love to hear from you. At least we share a hatred of candy corn, even if our love of sports are on different planes.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Yankees Game 162 Drinking Game

I have class tonight from 6:30-9:30 (boo and hiss all you want, when you can buy my cookies at Whole Foods Market locations nationwide, you will be a much happier human being) so I will miss the majority of tonight's Yankees vs. Red Sox game.

To mark my absence, I propose that you lose all inhibitions and engage in a drinking game, whether it be beer, milk or Haterade, for tonight's beisbol game:

  • Every time Michael Kay an ESPN commentator Michael Kay mentions how this game could result in a one-game playoff between the Yankees and Orioles, take a drink
  • Every time Alex Rodriguez takes a swinging strike, take a drink
  • Every time you see the back of Saltalamacchia's jersey, drink for six seconds to rep the number of syllables in his name
  • Full count? Refill your drink!
  • When either manager makes an "AT&T Call to the Bullpen," finish your drink
  • Grand slam = slam back your drink
  • Bird on the field = take a shot of Bird Dog whiskey (or, I don't know, apple juice if you are a teetotaller)
Even Dugout Jeter takes a few sips (Image/me)

  • Balk? Spit out your wine in disgust!
  • Stolen base = take a drink from your neighbor's beer stein
  • Brett Gardner comes in to pinch-play, do a happy dance as you swirl your martini!
  • Oh, was that the Orioles/Rays score that just flashed on the screen - take a drink!
  • The Yankees Win? THE YANKEES WIIIIIIIIIIIN keg stand!
That's all I can come up with before I leave for class, but what rules would you add to the Yankees Game 162 Beverage Imbibing Activities? Put them in the comments!