Yanks Have Cordial First Meeting With Royals

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No, these Royals.
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In the opening game of the series, Andy Pettitte threw 99 mostly sparkling pitches to earn a 4-1 victory over old friend Sidney Ponson
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whose athleticism is strikingly similar to that of this Royal.
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Actually, Dame Sidney pitched pretty well. He wasn’t to blame when Jacobs couldn’t handle Posada’s hot shot in the first, allowing Damon and Tex to score.
There were other old friends present as well, like Farnsy
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who appeared in the seventh inning, struck out the side and exhibited his usual good humor, reminding me of this Royal.
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Also on hand was old friend Coco Crisp
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who still has the odd habit of resting his chin on his shoulder in the manner of this Royal.
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Highlights of the game?
Pro:
* Cano’s sizzling bat
* Swisher’s double
* Gardner’s sac bunt
* Tex’s double and two walks
* Tex’s effortless defense at first (I’d almost forgotten what that’s like)
* Pettitte’s nearly flawless seven innings
* Bruney’s three up/three down
* Mo’s continuing brilliance.
Con:
* Swisher’s non-catch in the second that would have been an error if not for KC’s generous official scorer
* Cano’s wild throw in the ninth that should have been an error too
* Gardner’s inability to field balls over his head; he gets too close to the wall
* Matsui’s seemingly dead bat.
The best part of the game?
Treats from Cooperstown Cookie Company.
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One of the truly great things about contributing the occasional article to the New York Times is that I get the most interesting emails after each piece runs. Last week, I heard from the president of Cooperstown Cookie, who asked if she could send me samples of her product.
I was not about to refuse.
Licensed by MLB, the cookies are delicious shortbread classics cleverly decorated in the shape of baseballs, seams and all. They’re available in both regulation baseball size and bite-sized “bunts” (as seen above). Plus, their packaging can be customized with the logo of your favorite team.
For more info, check out CooperstownCookie.com. Yum.

24 Comments

Those cookies look yummy! that reminds me I have in the freezer a cookie from last summer. It was from the 80’s luncheon at Dodger Stadium. I thought the logo was so cute that I put it away. They were made from the Mrs Beasley they used to have in the field level. They no longer have it this year.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

Did someone say “cookies”? They look de-lish! I’d love some right about now. I tend to eat when I’m depressed (earlier) or happy (now…we beat the Red Sox) or stressed, or tired, or awake. Pass the cookies and I might consider taking the pin out of my Yankees voo-doo doll! 😉
Lori
http://luckylori.mlblogs.com

I said this after watching the highlights of that game “Sidney Ponson can win against a Pujols-less DR team but he can’t beat the Yankees!!! What’s wrong with this planet!”
Also would you please look at my letter to the comish.
Jordan, http://upin36011cc.mlblogs.com/archives/2009/04/my_letter_to_bud_selig.html

It was only fitting that Farns strike out the side against us.. Bet that’s the only highlight of his season though, lol.
Oh god, I can’t tell you enough how much I hate that shoulder thing Crisp does. Every time he comes up to the plate I either look away or hopes he gets striked out [or hit in the back]..
MMMM, those cookies do look yummy.
– V [ http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com ]

It was only fitting that Farns strike out the side against us.. Bet that’s the only highlight of his season though, lol.
Oh god, I can’t tell you enough how much I hate that shoulder thing Crisp does. Every time he comes up to the plate I either look away or hopes he gets striked out [or hit in the back]..
MMMM, those cookies do look yummy.
– V [ http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com ]

It was only fitting that Farns strike out the side against us.. Bet that’s the only highlight of his season though, lol.
Oh god, I can’t tell you enough how much I hate that shoulder thing Crisp does. Every time he comes up to the plate I either look away or hopes he gets striked out [or hit in the back]..
MMMM, those cookies do look yummy.
– V [ http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com ]

Emma, don’t wait. Grab that cookie out of your freezer. If it’s as good as the Cooperstown ones, you’ll be a happy girl.

Lori, if the cookies would take away your sadness I’d send them to you right now. Glad you had some pleasure from the win last night. I watched the beginning of the game and the players seemed very emotional but determined to carry on.

Orangebird, I think Sidney did a good job. The Yankees let him off the hook too many times.

Didn’t you just KNOW Farnsy would strike out the side, V? It was inevitable. But I think the shadows late in the game had something to do with it. Both teams were swinging and missing in the later innings, as if they had a plane to catch.

Haha, love the “royals” comparisons, and those cookies are so cool! I’ll have to check those out!
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

I order a bunch of those cookie as X-mas presents this year – everyone loved them! Good stuff :O) Try the peanut butter filled baseball cap…yum!

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

Wow, you don’t see the words ‘Kyle Farnsworth’ and ‘struck out the side’ used in the same sentence very often. Unless that sentence is: “Kyle Farnsworth was pulled in favor of [pretty much anybody else], who struck out the side”. Cookies served on a plate are much better than cookies left up over the plate. Just ask Farnsy.-Erinhttp://plunking-gomez.mlblogs.com

I have those cookies! But – hm…. -mine say Red Sox on them! lol!

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

Hi Jane,
You comparison of the Royals is priceless. I couldn’t stop laughing . You always brighten my day. Thanks. I feel like I am in a big fog today. I don’t know whether it’s jet lag (I don’t usually have it because of my erratic work schedule), my grief over Nick, or the Dodgers pitching. I heard that Delwyn Young, one of our young Dodgers, knew Nick very well as did James MacDonald who had a less than stellar debut yesterday. I wonder if that had something to do with James’s shaky pitching. The death was devastating to many members of the Dodgers team. I’m sure the grief will last longer than we can fathom.
I try not to be too hard on the Dodgers. I try to stay positive but I will never say that it is still early. Every game counts. But I am not really sold on our pitching staff especially now that our dependable SP Kuroda is on DL. What a way to start the season. We always have to worry about injuries as does every team but last year was wraught with them.
http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

The cookies are good, Kaybee – not too sweet but sweet enough.

Peanut butter filled baseball cup, Jenn? I’m so there.

Either Farnsy was shockingly good, Erin, or those shadows creeping over the plate were shockingly dark. Either way, I had to pinch myself that he didn’t give up a bomb.

It’s fun that they do custom logos for each team, Julia.

I’m so glad I brightened your day, Russ. Jet lag can’t be helping your mood. It can make me fuzzy and depressed. I’m sure your grief over Nick is a factor too. As for the Dodgers’ pitching woes, it’s so early in the season (that’s what I keep telling myself). They’ll be right where they need to be when it’s all over. You’ll see.

Hi, Jane! I’ve read several of your books and loved them and remembered that you’re a huge Yankees fan so I’m definitely enjoying your blog.

I’ve been following Nick Swisher since his rookie season, thanks to a young West Coast friend who was madly in love with him and got me to share the love. To say my phone blew up the day he was traded to the Yankees is an understatement, and I’m beyond delight that he’s doing so well in these first few days of the season considering the mess that was his year in Chicago.

Also, Farns continues to = hot despite said hotness coming against the Yankees.

Okay so I think I must like reading your posts. You are now on my favorites list. It was a little tiresome going the long route. It’s nice that you answer comments. Thanks. You are definitely the number one blog!
http://catlovesthedodgers.mlblogs.com

Hi, Jane! I’ve read several of your books and loved them and remembered that you’re a huge Yankees fan so I’m definitely enjoying your blog.

I’ve been following Nick Swisher since his rookie season, thanks to a young West Coast friend who was madly in love with him and got me to share the love. To say my phone blew up the day he was traded to the Yankees is an understatement, and I’m beyond delight that he’s doing so well in these first few days of the season considering the mess that was his year in Chicago.

Also, Farns continues to = hot despite said hotness coming against the Yankees.

Very flattering that you remembered I was a Yankee fan, Mandalay, and that you’ve read some of my books. Glad you’ve been checking out the blog too. I know it’s been hard to leave comments lately, so I appreciate your taking the time to do that. Swisher is having another great game in pinstripes tonight. I admit I wasn’t thrilled when the Yankees signed him, given his anemic batting average in Chicago, but he’s proving me wrong!

Thanks, Russ. I enjoy our back-and-forths too. My Yankees are ahead 6-0 in the seventh so I’ll be getting to work on another post-game post soon.

Very flattering that you remembered I was a Yankee fan, Mandalay, and that you’ve read some of my books. Glad you’ve been checking out the blog too. I know it’s been hard to leave comments lately, so I appreciate your taking the time to do that. Swisher is having another great game in pinstripes tonight. I admit I wasn’t thrilled when the Yankees signed him, given his anemic batting average in Chicago, but he’s proving me wrong!

Thanks, Russ. I enjoy our back-and-forths too. My Yankees are ahead 6-0 in the seventh so I’ll be getting to work on another post-game post soon.

Cookies?! Man I am going to have to contact the Times and give em some stories! Who doesn’t want cookies!
Tom
http://rockymountainway.mlblogs.com

Exactly, Tom. Nobody doesn’t want cookies!

Mmmmm….never met a cookie I didn’t like. Getting caught up on blog reading. Always good stuff here at she-fan!
-Kathy
http://redbirdchatter.mlblogs.com

Glad you’re back and blogging, Kathy.

I have to admit I’m a complete novice at all of this techy computer stuff but this blog will be a regular stop in the morning for me after I check e-mail. This is a late post but wanted to let you know I was at the game in KC on the 10th. We packed our boys, ages 13 and 10, in the car after I finished work Thursday in northcentral Iowa, then drove to the Holiday Inn by Kaufman Stadium so we could see my beloved Yankees open the newly renovated stadium. Of course it’s nothing like home in the Bronx, but it was the Yankees nonetheless. We were treated to a gem by Pettite, beautiful clear blue skies, a trio of Yankee fans from Lincoln the row ahead of us who wanted a glimpse of Joba, and a win in the end. How could anyone not love the game!

So glad you’re planning to make time in the morning for my blog, Medicap! Your trip to the newly renovated Kaufman Stadium sounds like it was great fun. I have a section in my book about my trip to KC when the Yankees played there, and I have nice memories of the experience. It must have been wonderful to see Pettitte pitch so well. And I agree with your last comment: I don’t know how anyone could NOT love the game!

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