Friday, September 26, 2008

Las Vegas Hiatus (Part Deux)

If the title of this post didn't tip you off, I'm going back to Las Vegas for some fun this weekend!
I know you are crying because you wont have my amazing posts for a few days, but don't fret, I shall return(er, maybe I shouldn't make promises!).

In Yankee new, it appears our favorite closer has been keeping things from us. Mariano Rivera is said to be heading to New York for an MRI on his shoulder. Guess all those rumors of Mo being sore in August were true. Lets hope he's OK for next season, what a bummer it would be to start the season with injuries again.

Fingers crossed.

Bye my friends, and be safe. Be back soon ;)

xoxox
Marisol

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

Elimination (Duh)

So the Boston Red Sox won last night, causing the Yankees to be eliminated (officially). I don't know about you, but I was shocked. Just about as shocked as Clay Aiken coming out of the closet.

Last night Moose scored his 19th win of the season, making the possibility of a 20 win season very real. The win didn't come necessarily easy though. In the 3rd inning Travis Snider hit a line drive that struck Mussina in the elbow. Girardi and the Yank's trainer came right out to the mound to check on Mussina, but after throwing two pitches he declared himself fine. Gotta love the way Moose handled it. As much as Mussina has been quoted as saying it's not a huge deal to him to get the 20 wins, you know there was no way he was coming out of the game. Rightfully so, Moose getting 20 wins is about the only thing us Yankee fans have to look forward too in these last games. I talked to Moose after the game. We haven't chatted in a while and I used the expression "Hows it hanging?". He responded, "Right now, it's stiff when I try to bend it," he said. "When it's straight, it's OK. It's a little uncomfortable right now.". I was not at all prepared for that response.

8 ball was in the house but not for long, as soon as he gave up a hit Girardi made the call to the bullpen. Joba came in as well and got himself into a jam but magnificently worked out of it. He was obviously disappointed with himself anyway as I could very easily read his lips mouthing the word f*ck. Happy Birthday Joba!

This will be the first season since 93 that the Yankees are not in the postseason. Yep, it stinks but what can you do. I can sit here and write a 90 page blog about what went wrong but it wont change a thing. Its time to look towards the future and hope the right decisions will be made during the offseason.

In the not so distant future, like um, tonight, we have Phil "Big glasses" Hughes vs AJ Burnett. I would insert some ridiculous comment here but who cares now, these are just games.



Tuesday, September 23, 2008

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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Goodbye Old Friend.

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know today is the final day of baseball at Yankee Stadium.
Today I actually ended up outside the stadium around 1ish (long story). So I figured while I was there I should walk around a bit and snap a few photographs while I could. There were so many people there already, people really are making a day of it. The energy was brilliant, one of the happiest funerals I have probably ever seen.

I stood on the corner for a moment, blocking out the noise around me and stared up at the cathedral. In my mind flashed so many of my favorite times there and what I loved about it: nine dollar beers, freezing my ass off to see a game in the beginning of the season but trooping it through to watch a Yankee win, my season ticket holding friend Dave taking me to many a game, and waiting until the about the third inning to run feverishly down the ramps from his seats to the lowest level to snag empty seats, watching an A-Rod homerun, seeing Derek Jeter make a jump throw to first, listening to "Enter Sandman" as Mariano jogged in from the bullpen, the best hot dogs ever, feeling the stadium shake when Joba Chamberlain would get called in to pitch, seeing a game with my father for the first time and shocked he got on the subway (haha), and just feeling like all was right with the world for the duration of a game and forgetting all my problems. Thank you Yankee Stadium. I love you.








As I waited on the platform for the downtown 4 train, I could here messages from each Yankee player being played inside the stadium, thanking fans for making their experience as a Yankee so great. I have to admit, before I stepped on that train, a tear rolled down my cheek.
I wish I had planned better in the past so I had tickets for tonight's game but sadly I didn't. So if you are going to the game or are there already enjoy yourselves and savor each moment of history, certainly a day every baseball fan will remember.

One more thing, remember the Snoopy they were giving away at the stadium that I blogged about a few days ago? Well some very nice person got me one! Thank you ;)
xoxox
Marisol


Friday, September 19, 2008

Its all about the peanut head...

How about that Brett Gardner? What a fantastic catch in the 4th inning to rob LUKE SCOTT of a homerun. I was laughing so hard because Luke Scott is on the infamous "players that ruin lives list" that I have yet to post, but don't worry its coming at the end of the season. I know you are all on the edge of your seats in anticipation. EAT IT SCOTT!!

This was another one of those games that seemed to just flow, and that you wish you saw more of earlier in the season.

8 ball (See previous posts if you don't know) came into pitch for a bit tonight and remains scoreless. 8 ball has great stuff. I hope we get more of him next season. Joba Chamberlain came in the 8th to strike out 3 in a row and Mo came in to close it out but not before giving me a minor stroke. He allowed two runners to get on, one on a ball Cody Ransom couldn't hang on too, but in the end all was well. Yanks win this 3-2.

Blog Shoutout

I don't have much to blog about today. I missed the game last night because I was too busy eating sushi and drinking champagne at a fabulous party in Brooklyn last night. Sorry ya'll.

Since I dont have much to say, I was surfing around to see what you had to say. If you want to laugh your ass off, I suggest checking out http://respectjetersgangster.blogspot.com/

They usually do a recap of the game and in between there are very funny mock interviews.. One of my favorites so far involves Ian Kennedy, Melky Cabrera, Brian Cashman and a Kareoke machine.

xoxo,
Marisol

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Turns out Coke does a body good, not Melk.

Last night we saw Phil "glasses" Hughes return to the major league mound. He lasted through 4 innings allowing one run, which I guess is better than expected by most, including myself. Seems the problem was that Phil got his pitch count high too quickly, throwing a thirty something pitch inning.

Enter Phil Coke.

Phil came in and pitched a couple of hitless innings, the only hit he gave up was a double to Griffey JR, ( who's got some bubble butt by the way) bringing in Bruney. Phil is the new Joba as far as I'm concerned, is there enough games left to cause some Phil mania? Is it okay if I start calling him 8 ball? Yes, I think it is.

Speaking of Joba, he came in to pitch a great inning. Harlan Chamberlain was is the stands (of course), I now know where Joba got that fist pump excitement from. Its exactly the same as his dad's. Joba is probably a little jealous of 8 ball I bet. As much as announcers and press want to say Joba's not cocky, I'm not buying it.

Johnny Damon hit a bomb to right last night, and the SAME effin Yankee fan from the night before that caught Giambis ball, caught Damon's!!! How crazy is that? Two nights in a row the same person catches a homerun ball. How rare is that? If for some bizarre reason that kid is reading this blog, please email me! I have so many questions for you. Such as, where do you buy your t- shirts? That dance you do, is that something that has been passed down in your family for generations? Are you on Adderall? Lets talk. marisolrussell@tmail.com

Update: Thanks to J-Boogie from Bronx and the Boogie down blog (link on my blogroll) turns out the fan's name is Zack and catching balls is nothing new for him, he has a blog of his own http://snaggingbaseballs.mlblogs.com


Melky Cabrera was back in the line up for the first time. Guess what? Melky still cant bunt! I have a huge problem with players not knowing how to bunt. I don't care who you are, you need to know how to bunt. You never know at what part of the batting order a bunt may become necessary, thus every player should know how too, this needs to be something that has to be gone over in spring training and BP once and a while. A team like the Angels is where they are because they know how to play small ball when needed and they know how to play long ball when needed. How you gonna pop up a bunt for the out. Freaking useless.

A-rod connected for homerun number 35, tying him with Babe Ruth for having a 35 homerun season in 11 seasons or some ish like that. I don't really care, A-rod is still brutal. I'm just waiting for someone to chuck a can or something at his head when he's walking away from the plate

In the end though, the Yankees won this one 5-1.

xoxox,
Marisol
(back by popular demand)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

If your going to the game today...

Get there early and get one of these cute little guys!

I usually don't care about what they give out at the stadium but I love Snoopy and he just looks so cute! Guys, grab one for your girl, she wont care so much that you went to the game, got drunk with your friends and made an ass of yourself.

Tuesday, September 16, 2008

Starters for 2009

After all the craziness of the Yankees rotation this year I started to think about next seasons rotation.....

Should Phil Coke be given a chance next season to be a starter? He was originally a stater but never started a game above AA. I guess it all depends who the Yankees pick up in the off season with some good pitchers becoming available, Sabathia, Sheets etc.

Wang will also be back and a decision will have to be made about Joba Chamberlain. I originally was all about Joba being a starter since that's what he came up as, but as of late I have been thinking otherwise. Now I know I have nothing concrete to base this on except a gut feeling but I have to agree with Posada's comments about him. I do feel like he is going to be injury prone as a starter. I feel like someone with his intensity will burnout fast at the major league level. I really see him being more effective ultimately as a reliever and later in his career becoming a great closer.

As for Andy Pettite, I believe his time as a Yankee has come to an end. He could come back to have a great season but after the season the Yankees just had they cant afford to spend anymore money on a "maybe" guy.

Sir Sidney Ponson- see ya.

Carl Pavano- should rot in an independent league somewhere.

Mike Mussina- I would like to see Mike one more season, but I dont want to see him get a multiyear contract.

Phil Hughes- Cant wait to see Phil and his glasses tomorrow. Again I think it depends on who they acquire but I don't think Phil should get a guaranteed spot in the rotation next season.

Alfredo Aceves: I think he has great stuff and should 100% get a spot in the rotation, even if he is 35.

Yankees vs Whte Sox 9.16.08

I say Derek Jeter gets that magical hit tonight. I also say bet we don't see a "vintage" Andy Pettite.

Hey, it must be hard coming off the juice!

First Inning: Well, there it is, first at bat Jeter gets his hit. And Pete Abraham is is a psychic. Congrats to Jeter for having the most hits ever at Yankee stadium. The record is his and his alone.

Top of the fifth inning: Hillary Duff in the house. She looked so into that dude(Hockey Player I believe, Mike Connery) next to her didn't she? She must have been busy counting how many RBI's Giambi has now.

Andy Pettite, what a sin.

Top of the 7th: Its now 5-2 White Sox. I dont have a good feeling about this game :( Anyways I think thats it for me tonight unless sokmething great happens.

Thanks for stopping by the blog, and if you have a blog and you would like to link up email me at marisolrussell@tmail.com. Goodnight!

The url YankeeButch was taken sorry,
Marisol

Monday, September 15, 2008

Yankees vs White Sox 9.15.08

Beautiful night for a Yankee game! Full moon too.
Cano is benched today for him not hustling yesterday. Think he's embarrased?
Watching the game right now and it 2-2. Who names their kid Dewayne? Why the extra E? I would also like to know why Uribe has yellow pubes on his chin. So many mysteries in this life. Sigh.

Top of the 6th now, still at 2-2. Aceces has done a great job so far. But if my eyes do not decieve I see my boyfriend Phil Coke warming up in the bullpen. How about that Brett Gardner? Such a fast little peanut head. Still waiting on the big Jeter hit......Phil Coke lights out once again. Would be nice if he could refrain from spitting during god bless america though. He's a work in progress.
Wilson Betemit always manages to come through as a pinch hitter. He doubled driving in a run, followed by a single by Johnny Damon making this a 4 to 2 game.
This brings Derek Jeter to the plate and the stadium to its feet.......strike one and a pop up for the third out. Damn.
Joba Chamberlain came in for 8th inning throwing a 123 inning. Some nice pitching from the Yankees today, these are the games you wish you saw more often. I meant to mention this earlier but my freakshow of the game award goes to White Sox pitcher Wasserman. What the hell was that? How can you possibly be effective throwing like that, I had to do a double take at the screen.
Oh lookie here, Cano will get to pinch run. Good for you Cano. Cano makes 1 play in this game and everyone is singing his praises, calm down assholes. That's his job.
Mo comes in to get his 479th save making him second on mlb's all time save list. And guess who gets his first win! I will have to do something special for Phil in celebration of this night.

Peace and Mexican birth certificates,
Marisol/yankeehottie

Sometimes I'm just silly.


12/08/1982
The apparent birth date of the Yankees starter tonight, Alfredo Aceves. That would make him 25. If you agree with this please leave a comment because I'm dying to talk to you.



Here's a pic of Alfredo and Charo,


(really its some chick named Tatiana, she's a Mexican childrens entertainer? but I like Charo better)

On another note, heres a good enough reason to to never try Meth kids.

Here's a fun video of former Yankee great Doug Mientkewicz (I don't really care if its spelt wrong)



Maybe some people would be playing better, or actually playing, if they weren't doing this in their free time.

Sunday, September 14, 2008

History is made as well as the obvious.

Congrats to Derek Jeter who ties Lou Gehrig on the Yankee all time hits list. In true Jeter fashion he not only got the hit, it was a solo homer against the Rays' David Price. Price made his big league debut today and it was impressive. Jeter will be the new record holder on this list and it can never be broken. This is why he is the captain, always coming through and delivering the big hits. Who caught that ball? Lucky mo fo.

Then came the shocker. Carl Pavano left the game with what appears to be a hip injury. I mean, who saw that coming? I still have no words for this unfortunate incident.

My ex boyfriend Brett Gardner made some amazing plays in the outfield today. Boy cant hit for shit but he sure can run. I should know, he ran his way right into my heart once upon a time. Sigh.

How about my current flame Phil Coke last night? Still has not allowed a run in the 7 innings he's pitched.

Giambi, sweaty as ever, hit homerun number 30 of the season today.

Phil Hughes will get the start on Wednesday. Don't forget your glasses Phil!

Apparently some people have a problem with my "xoxo" signoff, so I will be trying out some new things.

Eff Michael Kay,
Marisol

Saturday, September 13, 2008

Double Header

So due to the rain out yesterday the Yanks will play a double header vs the Rays. Aren't you guys excited?! Don't you feel good about it?

Ha!

Word on the street is that Phil Hughes is headed for New York. I'm trying to decide how I feel about this, but I think I'm just numb on the matter at this point. I don't care if the kid threw a no hitter last night, nothing comforts me when it comes to him or Kennedy. Yes if I had a choice I would pick Phil, but that's probably only because he's hotter. Don't worry I don't pick presidential candidates based on looks, just athletes.

Also, BJ Upton is not expected to play. I'm please with this news because he is on my list of players that ruin lives. I'll have to post that full list up someday soon.

I'm going to miss game 1 because I'm working on Saturday. Again. Its my own fault really, if I didn't wanna take so many damn vacations I wouldn't have to keep switching my Saturdays around. I'm supposed to work every other Saturday, but I keep switching with the other girl so I can have certain weekends off. But I guess the work of a hottie is never done eh? :) Game 2 I will be sure to catch though, wait. Its supposed to rain and its only 12:30 and it is already looking bleak out there. Think good thoughts people!

All I'm really hoping for today is that Moose picks up a win, other than that, I really don't care to be honest. I'm saving my joy for the Mets. Yeah I said it.

Enjoy the weekend my loves!
xoxoxox
Marisol

Thursday, September 11, 2008

Lame-O

Well I couldn't watch the game yesterday since I was working but I read enough about it to know it was lame ass! This is how a Cleveland Browns fan must feel I imagine. Time to figure out who I shall root for in the playoffs.

So our Yankees are hopeless. Time to enjoy the next 10 home games and bid farewell to our beloved stadium, Lets hope they at least have some nice celebratory activities planned, even though I somehow doubt it.

I have added a few new blog links to the bottom right that you should check out. Thanks to my new friend over at High and Tight for the lovely shoutout yesterday, pretty funny! Check him out.....

On a serious note....

I want to send my thoughts and blessings to those of you may have lost a loved one on this tragic day in history. They will never be forgotten. I hope everyone finds a few minutes to reflect.

Love and Light,
Marisol

Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Yankees vs Angels 9.9.08

After a devastating loss the night before, the Yankees answered back last night with a 7-1 win over the Angels. The night also made some history. First off Derek Jeter passed Babe Ruth on the team's all time hits list with hit number 2,519. Its very surreal to see Derek climbing these lists. The man really is a living legend.

Secondly, we saw the first major league start of Alfredo Aceves. He only allowed 5 hits, 1 run, o walks and 2 strikeouts through 7 innings. Nice work. Where was he weeks ago? Sidenote: Am I really expected to believe that Alfredo is only 25? That guy is like 33!

Robinson Cano made some brilliant plays at second base yesterday. I start to despise him and then he makes plays like last night. Damn you Robbie, damn you!

Johnny Damon was responsible for two solo blasts last night. Arod also came through with a big 3 run homer.

The Yanks try to take the series today beginning at 3:30. I'll be missing it since I have work till 8 today and mlb.tv seems to know when its not really my ex boyfriend logging in. Blasphemy.

xoxox
Marisol

Monday, September 8, 2008

Yankees vs Angels 9.8.2008

Holy crap I had the worst hangover I think of my life today. Ate like a pig today too. I had pizza, chinese and now Im eating cookie dough ice cream. I also watched all of season 2 of the Showtime series WEEDS. Stellar show, if you have not watched it before I highly recommend it.

Ahhh The Pavano. You know how he thrills me. Where do you suppose he will end up next season? I'm curious to hear your opinions.

I'm looking for someone to make fun of on the Angels but I haven't found him yet. Times like this I wish we played the Pirates more often :) I miss those dudes proudly rocking the herpes on their lips.

What does Giambi talk about at first base to everyone? I would love to know. He definitely just says random crazy shit. Wow I just got my headache back, freaking ice cream! I'm putting down. Must put ice cream down.

By the way I found Phil Coke on myspace! I sent a friend request with a link to this blog. I don't think big haircut will be accepting my request though. lol

Yes!!! Best part of this ballgame so far, Pudge and Tori Hunter attempt to fight eachother. I'm assuming when Hunter slipped on the bat on the ground, he nudged into pudge and I guess he took it the wrong way and elbowed Hunter back. Hunter than shoved Pudge and the benches cleared. There wasn't much contact after that except an attempted smack by pudge. Lol.
Now pitching coach Dave Eiland just passed out in the dugout. Im not sure if it was the adrenaline from the fight or the sight of Dan Giese totally blowing the 6th inning. Its now 8 - 1 Angels. Don't think I will stay up for the rest of this nonsense.

Boo!!!

AP:
The New York Yankees plan to retain Joe Girardi as manager next year.
“Joe will be back,” co-chairman Hank Steinbrenner said Monday at the club’s spring training complex. “He’s done everything he could. That’s the bottom line.”
Girardi is in his first season managing the Yankees after agreeing to a three-year contract last October. The team is likely to miss the playoffs for the first time since 1993, but Girardi wasn’t expected to be fired.
New York has been hit hard by injuries to ace Chien-Ming Wang, catcher Jorge Posada, pitcher Joba Chamberlain and slugger Hideki Matsui. The offense has struggled and the back end of the rotation has been largely ineffective.
Still to be resolved is who the Yankees general manager will be in 2009. Brian Cashman’s contract is up this year, and Steinbrenner said discussions on a possible extension will take place after the season.

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Playoffs.....probably not.

Is that a train that goes by the Mariners ballpark or just some really obnoxious ballpark noise?

Anyway, at this point it looks as tho we are just hoping to end the season in third place, which is pretty pathetic for this team. But I have accepted it and released it. Take deep breaths.

I have also accepted that Joe Girardi is really annoying and that I really would love to not see his face next season. Some other faces I could deal without : Sidney Ponson, Darrell Rasner, Melky Cabrera, Carl Pavano( Thats a given, no?) "Pudge" Rodriguez, Alex Rios, Kevin Millar, Luke Scott, Oh wait I just crossed over into another list. Sorry bout that.

At this point I'm just enjoying the final games and hoping that the right moves will be made during the offseason, and a busy one it will be, that's for sure.

Sorry if this blog has been lame this week but I'm covering for someone at work so I have been working double shifts. Working everyday from 8 to 8 is no fun and makes the hottie cranky!

xoxoxo
Marisol

Thursday, September 4, 2008

Update on "Big Haircut"

So I saw Phil Cokes new haircut on the Post show and I'm disappointed. Its the same lame ass haircut he had just trimmed down. Your in NY boy, better get stylin'! I work at a hair salon in midtown Phil...come and see me!

He did make up for it however when he name checked myspace!! I was crackin up. Now I have to hunt him down...how many fake profiles you think he has?

Wednesday, September 3, 2008

Yankees vs Tampa Bay 9.3.08/And I shall call him...

"Big Haircut" Did you all see it?..Ok Ok I'm probably the only one that cares but I am happy about Coke's haircut, its a vast improvement but I will have to further inspect it on the post show.

So how about this game? Pavano didn't suck. (I still believe he tries to sabotage but it just hasn't worked out yet.) Alex Rodriguez blasted a homer with a man on base, and caused our first instant replay. It only took 2 minutes. I knew it was fair, any of you disagree? We got to see more of my crush Phil Coke! Yes, I heard he has a girlfriend but does that really mean anything to an MLB player now a days? I mean c'mon, if he stays a Yankee its only a matter of time before a big city girl makes a bumpkins head spin.

So how about the Yankees winning two in a row against Tampa Bay? I was not at all expecting this and its a welcome surprise. Lets go Yanks!!!!

xoxox
Marisol/Yankeehottie

How things should be...

Last night the NY Yankees kept Tampa at Bay. Oh look, I made a funny! It seemed as though everything went right for the Yanks last night. Arod was hitting, actually tieing Mike Schmidt on the all time list. We saw the return of Joba ( is it just me or Joba gained alot of weight? Crush is off this week!) who pitched as good as you would expect someone coming off the DL. MOOOOSE!! did his thing getting his 17Th win of the season. Go Moose! I really hope he gets 20 wins this season. The bullpen did their job and the team was hitting. X Nady SMASHED a homer last night, hitting the catwalk of the dome of Tropicana field. Is that right? Catwalk? Has to be because I heard M Kay making some silly Cindy Crawford remarks.

Last nights game showed fans a glimmer of hope that the yanks can pull it together, but then again, we have seen it before. Only time will tell.

I have been a bad blogger as of late so I didn't get a chance to share my views of Phil Coke....and his helmet hair. Holy Shit...I couldn't believe it! Worst helmet hair I have seen in a while. I'm watching him being interviewed on the post game and I'm like "Shit. This kid is actually kinda cute and he screwed it all up with that hair." You all know how I love a white boy that is all "aww shucks". HOWEVER, word on the street is that somebody did get a hold of Phil and he has got a brand new haircut. I cant wait to see it!

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

It lives!!

I'm alive people! I've just been too busy partying it up at the Jersey Shore for the weekend. Nice way to end the summer.
I have always had this theory that Jason Giambi is definitely a crazy mo fo. Yes we have all heard stories, but really all you have to do is look at him. I just picture him throwing girls around while drinking Jack with a straw. Me and my friend Jackie share this theory, so everytime something or someone crazy happened we would scream "Giaaaaammmbi". Thought some of you might like that.
So me and my friend Melissa went to the Yankee game on Friday, which most likely was my last game at the stadium. I had fun saying goodbye. If I'm looking a little flushed it was the shots of Cafe Patron at Billy's before the game...

Arod and his bubble butt
"The Pavano"

My View......I'll miss you!


The YMCA....is that gonna come to the new stadium?