Heading out to the game

I will be heading out to the Stadium soon to watch tonight’s game (the final home game of the regular season). As usual I will let you know how the whole experience goes.

My method of transportation

My method of transportation

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Game 152: Yankees at Angels

I feel like I haven’t done this in years…Here is tonight’s starting lineup via Pete Abe:

SS Derek Sanderson Jeter

LF Johnny David Damon

1B Mark Charles Teixeira

3B Alex Emanuel Rodriguez

DH Hideki Matsui

C Jorge Rafael Posada Villeta

2B Robinson Jose Cano

RF Nick Thompson Swisher

CF Brett M. Gardner

And on the mound, Chad Edward Guadin

Please come back Robertson!

David Robertson who is recovering from elbow pain, threw in the bullpen today according to Pete Abe. Every time Brian Bruney pitches Yankee fans realize how valuable Robertson is to the Yankees.

Appreciating Peter Abraham

Over the past few years Pete Abe of the LoHud Yankees Blog has kept Yankees fan up to date with all things about the Yankees. He breaks news quickly, yet formally. As you probably know, I always turn to his blog to find out what the Yankees starting lineup happens to be for the day. Sadly for Yankees fans, Pete got offered a higher paying job by the Boston Globe to cover the Red Sox. He accepted the job, and I can’t blame him at all. Here is part of what Pete had to say to his followers:

So here it is: I’m leaving The Journal News after nearly 10 years and going to work for The Boston Globe.

I’ll be covering baseball — yes, the Red Sox — and blogging for Boston.com. The Globe approached me in August, right around the time my newspaper was going through some painful restructuring that you all heard about.

But that was incidental. For many years now, my life has been my job. I covered the UConn basketball team for 13 seasons for The Norwich (Conn.) Bulletin and then the Mets and Yankees for the The Journal News. It was tremendous fun to work for a small paper and then to move up a step on the chain.

Now I get a chance to move up again and live closer to my family. I’m the oldest child in my family and my mom and dad are retired. It means a lot to me to be around them and other members of my family. For years, they’ve been imploring me to come home and now seems like a good time.

But it wasn’t an easy call. I have literally not slept for 48 hours pondering this decision. The Journal News has treated me better than I had any right to expect and tried very hard to convince me to stay. I also really, really love covering the Yankees. It has been the highlight of my professional career. I’m close friends with several other beat writers, too. We try to beat each other’s brains out in the paper, but it always has been with a sense of camaraderie and great respect.

Now I don’t read many blogs of other teams, especially rivals, but I will definitely be reading Pete’s Red Sox blog. Good luck Peter, I hope you enjoy your time in Boston.

Derek Jeter, the Yankees all time hits leader

Going into last night’s game, Derek Sanderson Jeter was tied with Lou Gehrig with 2,721 hits for the most hits ever by a Yankee. The game did not start on time due to rain, but it seemed like every fan remained in the stadium, anxious to see Jeter break the record. When the game finally started around 8:20, Jeter struck out in his first at bat. But, in his second at bat, with a 2-0 count, Jeter a little line drive inside the 1st base line, and picked up career hit 2,722, to put him on top of the Yankees all time hit list. The fans gave Jeter a lengthy two and a half minute ovation as he stood on first base, the ovation would have gone on longer if there hadn’t been a game to play. During the ovation, Jeter’s teammates came onto the field to give him a hug.

Derek Jeter picks up the hit, which unsuprisingly went to right field where he ussually hits the ball with his inside out swing.

Derek Jeter picks up the hit, which unsurprisingly went to right field where he usually hits the ball with his inside out swing.

Jeter recieves a standing ovation.

Jeter recieves a standing ovation.

He is now the Yankees all time hits leader with 2,722

He is now the Yankees all time hits leader with 2,722.

He presumably points to his parents who were there to watch their son.

He presumably points to his parents who were there to watch their son.

Jeter's teammates come out to congratulate him and to give him a hug.

Jeter's teammates come out to congratulate him and to give him a hug.

Here is the video of the record breaking hit.

Here is the interview of Jeter which actually took place during the second rain delay.

Game 142: Orioles at Yankees

Here is tonight’s starting lineup via Pete Abe:

SS Derek Jeter – “I hear he’s about to break some record or something”

RF Nick Swisher

1B Mark Teixeira

3B Alex Rodriguez

DH Hideki Matsui

C Jorge Posada

2B Robinson Cano

LF Melky Cabrera

CF Brett Gardner

And on the mound, Andy Pettitte

Yankees to remember 9/11

There is supposed to be a ceremony before the game remembering September 11, 2001.

Johnny Damon hurting

Johnny’s back is “locked up”, but it doesn’t sound too serious.

David Robertson may return sooner than originally thought

Robertson saw Dr. Andrews the other day, and was told rest should heal his troubled elbow, and he could return before September ends.

No matter your feelings on George Bush, this was a touching moment.