Colin! Colin! Colin!

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Yes, I know there were other heroes from tonight’s win over the D-Backs, but Curtis was a favorite of mine in spring training so it was fun to see him get his first major league hit. Actually, that whole inning was fun. Once we got rid of Haren, the Yankees feasted off the deservedly maligned Arizona bullpen.
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Single! Single! Single! Home runs are great, but it was very satisfying to see the boys pounding out base hits too. Nice power from A-Rod tonight, excellent pitching by Pettitte (again – the guy is amazing) and a very relaxing game that became even more so in the eighth. I was out for dinner with friends for most of it, but came home and watched the replay – the perfect dessert.
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great news– the game and the other scores. west coast baseball is so weird for me. i miss driving home from work with the pregame or the beginning of the game. i miss listening to the game. i miss knowing the score before i go to bed. so i fall asleep to the game and often awakened by the the red sox husband coming to bed to tell me to turn the game off. then in the middle of the night or very early a.m. i think do i get up now and check the score or go back to bed and wait until it’s really morning. then there is the fear and trepidation to check the score not knowing if i will be greeted with aj sadness or andy happiness. thank goodness for mlb videos showing me all the highlights and of course this blog.
we’re still in first place. love it.
barbara

Good game all around. It’s nice Pettitte can still get rid of the bad taste in our mouths, no matter who he follows. I can’t believe they’re going to actually skip Hughe’s starts. So much for 20+ wins and that Cy Young… :| I guess it makes sense, but it’s still very annoying. Btw, what is that dessert in the picture?

Hmmm…. that dessert or a baseball game… I’m choosin’ the game, even though that looks delicious.
–Jeff
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As much as I loved seeing Andy get a hit, I held my breath until he was safely off the base path and back on the mound. Fun game and, like you said, very good to see them getting runs without having to rely on the long ball. Colin is adorable…
Jane

Hi Jane & Fellow Bloggers …

In this case I’d choose the dessert Jeff…it goes for $25,000 at Serendipity’s in NYC…here’s the description …

“Stephen Bruce, owner of Serendipity 3, partnered with luxury jeweler Euphoria New York to create the “Frrozen Haute Chocolate,” a blend of 28 cocoas, including 14 of the most expensive and exotic from around the globe.

The dessert, spelled with two Rs, is infused with 5 grams (0.2 ounces) of edible 23-karat gold and served in a goblet lined with edible gold. At the base of the goblet is an 18-karat gold bracelet with 1 carat of white diamonds.

The sundae is topped with whipped cream covered with more gold and a side of La Madeline au Truffle from Knipschildt Chocolatier, which sells for $2,600 a pound.

It is eaten with a gold spoon decorated with white and chocolate-colored diamonds, which can also be taken home.”

I could sell the diamonds and buy tickets to a LOT OF YANKEE GAMES … :o).

Good game last night …Andy was as always dandy and Alex FINALLY hit a sweet one out of the park. Hopefully Javy is pitching like the NEW Javy and takes us to the Dodgers on a winning note.

I’m SOOOOOOOOO excited about the games on Friday and Saturday. Friday I go with my daughter for her Bday and I hopefully get to meet Jane and some of the She-fans (maybe a He-fan too??) on Saturday. I hope we kick some Dodger Blue butts because the only true blue is YANKEE BLUE !!!

It’s hot and humid in NYC so I’m looking forward to that
lovely Cali weather …of course…I then head to Vegas where it is also hot, hot, hot. I know everyone says at least it’s not humid but I don’t care what they say it’s still 100 degrees !!! I’m not the big gambler but we will be going shopping and to shows & dinners so that will be fine with me.

Can’t wait for FRIDAY !!!

Go Yankees 2010 !!!

It was a great game Jane, and well, I’d also choose the dessert and use the diamonds to buy a lot of tickets and Yankees stuff (you’re a genius Pegg, how’s the house going?). I love the way Andy pitches, he has a lot of composure, an air of “been there, done that” and of course, the “Andy Look” (my sister is in love with Him…, well also with Derek and Mo). I’m already doing The Chant of The Victory for Javi and another for the bats to wake up. This is the way the thing should be in the universe, Yankees in first, the starting pitchers great, the offense powerful and the defense like a rock; and of course, a loss for the sox.

The games out west are tough, I agree with Barbara. Its also hard not having the next day’s newspapers up to speed. So after we had a tremendous win by Andy and Co. we had to read about A.J.’s issues. Oh well.

I’m jealous, Peggy, both for the games and Vegas — I LOVE THAT PLACE!!! Have a great time.

Hopefully the bats stay alive for Javy – something they haven’t done of late. GO YANKEES!!!

I used to feel the same way about west coast games when I lived back east, Barbara. But now? They’re heaven. I don’t have to stop my work day at 10 am (for a 1 pm ET game) or 4 pm (for a 7 pm ET game). It’s great! My special favorite thing is that your 8 pm ESPN games and playoffs start at 5 pm, so I don’t have to stay up late. The marvels of time zones. LOL. Anyhow, it was a pleasure to come home and sit down and watch this game. Just loved the 8th when we went base hit, base hit, base hit, etc.

Andy has been such a reliable stopper, seindsfeld. It’s truly amazing the way he gets it done year after year. See Peggy’s explanation of the dessert. If you live in the NY area, which I think you do, you have to go to Serendipity – not for the expensive version but just get their regular Frozen Hot Chocolate. It’s too die for.

Why not have both, Jeff? Nothing better than something sweet while you’re watching baseball.

Ladyjane, I felt the exact same way with Andy at the plate! HAHA. I yelled to my husband, “Oh, no! Please don’t let him get a lisfranc.” We need to chill when our pitchers bat, don’t we. Great to see A-Rod go deep and yes, Colin is adorable. Loved the big smile on his face when everybody was getting the baseball for him.

Thank you for that great description/research, Peggy! Just a reminder to everyone, you can get a regular (i.e. normal priced) Frozen Hot Chocolate and it’s really delish. I remember it well from when I lived in NYC. Anyhow, we’ll get to the game an hour or so early on Saturday so we can connect with you, Peggy, and with Ladyjane. Glad I’ve got both your cell numbers. Be ready for your closeup on the She-Fan Cam!

Andy does pitch with a lot of composure, James. So true. And he said after the game that he’s been feeling great all around. It shows. I’ve gotten to the point where I now expect Javy to do well and have almost forgotten his bad start.

JANE —
AS I AM TYPING THIS, THE USA HAS JUST SCORED A GOAL IN “INJURY TIME” TO TAKE A LATE LATE LEAD — AND THEN THE ALGERIANS GOT A RED CARD — JUST MINUTES (seconds? who knows? only the referees) FROM MOVING ON…OKAY, THAT’S IT! IT’S OVER!!
Well…enuf of that Breathless Stuff! Anyway, it’s nice to win, n’est-ce pas? And that brings me to Our Bombers… it’s also nice to beat a pitcher who had “never lost” to the Yankees — what was he, 4-0? Yeah, and the Celtics never lose Game 7, and NEVER to L.A. — until they do…!
Hey, good to see young CC get his first major league safety…may he be up here many years, and support old CC in a few more Ws! Now let’s do our Javy Krishnas, dance around the flat screen, and Get To That Bullpen again!!

You do sound breathless, Dave. LOL. Sorry I’m not following the World Cup, but I take your word for it that it’s exciting right now! Very nice to be in first place for another day – and to put a tiny bit of daylight between us and the other contenders at least for now. Will chant and dance for Javy and hope for another crack at their pen!

Yeah thanks Peggy XD Edible gold…sounds poisonous o.o for $26,000 dollars I’ll stick which Hersey’s Syrup. I can’t imagine how much the affordable one is. That’s another pretty good pitcher we’ve hit, wonder why they can’t hit the shlubs. They’re stuck in playoff mode :P

Does Derek Jeter hear the name “Curtis” and instinctively flash back to Chad-gate when Chad Curtis had the nerve to challenge Jeter, and worse, happen to be right?
I wonder.
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That’s why I read the papers online now, Diane. They have all the late edition stuff. Gave up my home delivery of the NYT and read their web site – something I thought I’d never do! Yes, it would be nice if Javy got some run support this time out. He’s earned it.

I understand about the papers on line, Jane, but I’m addicted to the cryptoquotes, crossword puzzles and sudoku — and they are better to do on paper than on line. And the pictures are just more real when they are in your hands. Just like books…I don’t think I’ll ever get into the computerized units where you download books. I know it is simple and quick and obviously saves paper, but I just love curling up with a good book…especially yours!!!

I always wonder why the Yankees can’t hit the shlubs, seindsfeld. Good question!

I used to feel the same way you do about “hard copy” versus online material, Diane. But I dragged myself into the 21st century and am actually thinking of publishing my next novel as an ebook. The idea of getting it out there right away – without waiting a year the way you would for traditional publishing – and for people to be able to download it onto their phones or computers is very enticing.

I don’t know about Jeter, Paul, but I have flashbacks to Chad Curtis when I hear the name. I even called the kid Chad Curtis on Twitter the other night.

Hi Jane,
I am catching up with all the posts I missed reading.
So is Jetter’s bday Saturday? He is a Cancer like me!
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Jane,
I hope I get to see you this time!
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and yes, TD is Top Deck. I seat in TD aisle 3 (behind home plate. If you are looking at the Dodger Logo, it is the next aisle to the right against the wall.
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Just want to advice on a few rules at Dodger Stadium.
You cannot come in the field level if you don’t have a ticket for that section UNLESS you get there two hours to 1.5 hours prior to game time to watch batting practice. I recomend that you do get there early if you can to watch BP and to beat the traffic. You get to see your boys early!
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Jane,
You are better off coming up to meet your friend at TD or RS (reserved) if they cannot make BP. Tickets get checked that you belong in the field level or Loge. You can meet in the Club level if there is a auction going on that day. IF there is one (I’ll check), is to the right of the Vin Scully Press Box.
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No signs are permitted at Dodger Stadium. you can bring food, water, gatorade, sodas or juice so long as it is plastic and 32 ounces or less.
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Even number tickets are to the right, odd to the left. You’ll see the aisle number on the side of the first and last seat of row.
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If you have any questions, let me know. I hope you all have a good time but I hope my Bums will win. The way they have been playing, I don’t know….
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com

Thanks so much for the info, Emma. I’m trying to educate myself about the stadium, so it’s much appreciated. One of my Twitter friends just predicted that the Dodgers are going to win that game on Saturday but that it will be fun anyway. We’ll see!

Jane, I’m about to have an aneurysm because of these guys, tell me something wise, comforting, and calming please. :|

I almost had an aneurysm myself, seindsfeld, as you’ll see from tonight’s post. What a game, right? Sorry I wasn’t on the blog to calm you. I was freaking out on Twitter instead.

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