Monday, August 21, 2006

I've got to say it again...



Blogger Lex Ham Rand said...

Geeez, Rebecca. This has got to be the most disconcerting piece of information you have ever disclosed about yourself.

The YANKEES? That's like pulling for Goliath over David or cheering on the pack of killer whales as they dismember a sea lion.

8/21/2006 3:35 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

I know, I know, I can't help it. But I love little sea lions. Does that count for anything?

By the way, has anyone seen my broom? 'Cause I think the Red Sox just got SWEPT!

8/21/2006 3:37 PM  
Blogger DJPare said...

Don't get too excited. The way the Sox have pitched the last couple of weeks, they wouldn't have faired well in the Little League World Series...
The Yanks are still going nowhere in the playoffs.

8/21/2006 4:42 PM  
Blogger mr. schprock said...

"By the way, has anyone seen my broom? 'Cause I think the Red Sox just got SWEPT!"

You can have my broom. Where I'm going there are no brooms.

(sticks head in noose)

8/21/2006 5:40 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Oh, it doesn't matter if the Yanks make the playoffs or not. The sweep in itself is enough.

And Mr. Schprock, please don't hang yourself. The world would be nothing without your wit. :)

8/21/2006 8:58 PM  
Blogger JimmyJames said...

While I like rooting for underdogs and classy teams, I would not consider the Yankees an underdog by any stretch of the imagination.

However, they do have that pesky owner that is adored by admired by fans around the globe. Thou be it a very small globe!

8/21/2006 9:19 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

See, I don't get into the politics of it. I agree that they are one of those teams who throws money around like there's no tomorrow and I think a lot of the time, it's wasted. (A-Rod, I'm talking to you.) I just love the tradition that they stand for and the fact that they are so hated only makes me want to defend them more.

8/21/2006 9:21 PM  
Blogger JimmyJames said...

I just love a group of grown men act like boys and play a game just for the fun of it. Yes, the players deserve a cut of the pie, just like Tom Hanks does for his acting, it just is easier to love some other teams. Like the Minnesota Twins! Go Twins Go!!!

PS. Did I say grown men? Back to the dugout for me.

8/21/2006 9:57 PM  
Blogger Valannin said...

Ugh. Liking the Yankees is like hating Hitler: Easy to do, and expected by everyone. I remember right after 9/11 when the Yanks were being called "America's Team.” That's for sure: spoiled, overpaid, obnoxious drug-users who manage win the world over with their flashy smiles and clean cut image, but who are in reality polluting the talent pool with their back alley deals and greedy, manipulative commander in chief.

Bring on the salary cap and hope Steinbrenner chokes during his smug, resplendent sleep.

Did I mention that I’m a Red Sox fan? :)

8/21/2006 10:21 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Steinbrenner's a different animal altogether. Like I said, I don't subscribe to his politics. I just like the team and have for a long time and I'll always take shit for it but oh well. I'm a Cincinnati Bengals fan too, anybody want to take issue with that?

8/21/2006 10:25 PM  
Blogger JimmyJames said...

nope, not me.
The Bengals are a great team!

8/21/2006 10:41 PM  
Blogger benjibopper said...

How bout them blue jays?

8/22/2006 6:05 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

How are the Blue Jays doing? Had a bit of tussle yesterday didn't they?

8/22/2006 8:07 AM  
Blogger January said...

Rebecca: You know your b-ball! Impressive.

Yes, the Red Sox played poorly. In my office, we don't even talk about them--it hurts too much. We just give each other knowing looks because we're all dying inside (no exaggeration).

But let's face it, the Yankees have pitching problems (I'm talking to you, Randy Johnson). Hitting excuses a lot of things, but it's pitching that wins playoff games. And that's why the Yanks have not won a World Series since 2004.

You've won the battle, but not the playoffs.

HA! HA! HA! HA! HA! (insert evil laugh here.)

8/22/2006 12:39 PM  
Blogger January said...

Oops. I meant to say ...

And that's why the Yanks have not won a World Series since 2000.


8/22/2006 12:41 PM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

January, you're right on about the pitching. I think we just got lucky that the Sox were pitching worse than we were. I like your evil laugh. Mine goes more like this:

Mwah haha haha haha

Also, you have to rub your hands together when you do it to get the full-on evil effect.

8/22/2006 12:53 PM  
Blogger briliantdonkey said...

No doubt about it. They kicked our arses in every kind of game there was. A sweep in Boston of all things. It's not over till its over, but dayummmmm that hurt.


8/23/2006 12:01 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Rob, don't let it get you down. There's still the Wild Card, right? Assuming the Yankees don't do something typical and blow the lead right before the season ends.

8/23/2006 8:40 AM  
Anonymous bookfraud said...

i have been absent in cyberspace for a week, and this disturbing post makes me wish i had stayed offline.

you call yourself a poet and a yankees fan? that's like saying you support the environment while throwing trash out of a speeding car. that's like saying you love animals while torturing your cat. that's like saying you believe in freedom and equality while voting for bush.

also, i heard that goddamn "let's go yankees (clap crap)" chant in the subway as i was going to work. a bunch of drunk assholes from long island going to the world series parade a few years ago...damn, this pisses me off.

8/24/2006 9:46 AM  
Blogger Writing Blind said...

Bookfraud, I'm sorry. If it makes you feel any better, I found your irate comment immensely amusing. And once more, for you:

Let's go Yankees, clap clap clapclapclap

8/24/2006 1:53 PM  

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