Not Thinking Like a Yankee Fan

After the Yankees lost 3-2 last night against the Dodgers in the bottom of the ninth on Mark Ellis’ walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth, I found myself thinking, “Well, that was a good game.”

And I’d thought the same when we lost to the Rays, 1-0, earlier this week.

But this isn’t how Yankee fans are supposed to think  — there’s no such thing as a good game that we lose.  If there were, you’d see some of them on Yankees Classics on YES.

On the other hand, I know this isn’t our season, too many injuries, too many over-the-hill players, some folks in both categories.  And I don’t want to stop watching.  So I’m having to dumb down my hopes, I’m having to damn my team with the soft bigotry of low expectations just to get through 2013.

And soon the day will come when I won’t be able to think “Good game” because we lost by one run, when I’ll have to fall back on that pathetic refrain of hopeful fans of hopeless teams — “Wait till next year.”

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Monica’s Back!

Just as Bill and Hillary are struggling with Weiner and Huma, Monica’s back and just where you’d expect to find her — the National Enquirer, of course.

They are publishing an old tape she made for him after their affair ended, begging to see him alone and proposing that she take off her clothes, plus assorted love notes.

In one note she refers to Gingko Biloba as Gingko Blowjoba.

In the last photos I saw of Monica, taken in New York City, she looked like Rosie O’Donnell.

MLB Suspensions By End of the Week

MLB will suspend A-Rod and eight other players for their connection with the Biogenesis clinic by the end of the week.

Most of the suspensions will be for 50 games, but A-Rod’s will be longer.

Bartolo Colon and Melky Cabrera will not be suspended because they have already been punished for their connection to the now-closed clinic.

More players were involved than these, but MLB didn’t have enough evidence to suspend them.

Bob McDonnell Blames His Wife’s Office

Greedy, sleazy, soon-to-be-ex-governor of Virginia Bob McDonnell is trying to blame his wife‘s office for his corruption scandal.  In a radio interview today, he said there’s a “misconception” about his relationship with snake oil salesman Jonnie Williams, founder of Star Scientific, which is being investigated by the Feds.  Williams lavished McDonnell and his wife with six figures worth of “loans” and gifts.  McDonnell said the event at the Governor’s Mansion launching Star Scientific’s tobacco-based health supplement (now there’s an oxymoron for you) was organized by his wife’s office.  Like Sgt. Schultz, McDonnell claims, “I know nothing, nothing.”

Hey, Bobby, look at that Rolex your friend Jonnie gave you.  It’s telling you it’s time to resign.

No, He Won’t Respect You in the Morning

When he was running for governor of North Carolina, Republican Pat McCrory was asked in a debate what additional restrictions on abortion he would sign.  He replied “None.”

Typical guy, telling women what they wanted to hear so he could get what he wanted, and he won.

McCrory has now signed a law that probably will close 15 of North Carolina’s 16 clinics that perform abortions.

Would he have won if he’d answered honestly during that debate?  We’ll never know, but he certainly didn’t seem to think so.

I hope that McCrory is never elected to anything ever again, and that women not just in North Carolina, but all across the country, learn the lesson not to trust GOPers bearing reproductive rights.