Pitcher’s duels are too nerve-wracking.
Blowouts can get boring.
But tonight’s 9-2 Yankees victory over the Rangers was just perfect.
Pettitte was great, as was the defense that turned double play after double play.
Posada’s three-run dinger set the tone early.
And Jeter’s two-run single, Swisher’s RBI double and Tex’s single to the wall put the game away.
I loved this one, even though I couldn’t finish watching the replay until after midnight. I had people over at my house for dinner – people who don’t follow baseball – and I actually had to concentrate on cooking the meal.
After I finished cooking, I played hostess and sat around the table talking about things other than baseball.
My guests were very nice and said, “This chicken is delicious. You’re a really good cook, She-Fan.” But the truth is I forgot to add the salt and pepper, and the chicken tasted really bland – like one of these.
Good thing I made a salad and garlic bread, and had brownies and lemon bars for dessert. Nobody left hungry. But here’s the thing: While I had fun with my friends, I was missing the Yankees too. Which made me wonder….With less than six weeks to go in the regular season, how on earth will I get along without my Yanks when it’s all over? I’ll be so….lonely.