All athletes and fans are superstitious to some measure. Baseball though, I think it is at an entirely level than others.
11:16 Crash sends me a text that Joba is hitting 95. My friend David sends me a similar text saying: "Joba is dealing"
11:17 I reply to David - Shh! Don't Jinx it.
11:18 Joe Buck is telling me we're tied.
11:19 David's new text says: It's not my fault.
11:25 Matsui is out, I ask him to send me a text that Lidge is dealing.
. . . and the rest as they say is history.
When Does: .071 + .143 + .133 + .154 + .222 = 66.5 million?
When that is the annual compensation the Yanks have paid to Tex, A-Rod, Cano, Melkey and Swisher and that's their production on the biggest stage there is. Not exactly a value.
I know I should be giddy that we're one win a away from the big prize, and that A-Rod did come through at the end - but, these numbers are getting ridiculous (and may head lower with Lee on the mound tonight).
The guys with the rings are stepping up: Jeter and Damon went a combined 5/9 at the plate, not to mention Damon's great at-bat and double steal in the 9th. They already have the hardware - clearly they want more and know what it takes to get it.
Is Mo human?
Up 3-1, I just want the win. However, they're going against Cliff Lee on the road - do we want the win tonight - or at home?
10 wins down, 1 more to go.