And I admit, I was even more optimistic than usual this year. New stadium and all. And lately, the Yankees haven't been very....good. Surely, surely the baseball gods would look down upon us with favor this year.
Yeah. Not so much.
So, I give up. Normally, I'd root really hard for a face-saving win tonight. But I think instead I will just assume we'll lose. And then if by some miracle we DON'T, it will be happy bonus time.
On the brighter side, we haven't exactly been humiliated yet. That's a good step forward.
I think that "All right boys, let's not embarrass ourselves out there tonight!" is an appropriate pep-talk for this evening's festivities.
Of course, on the flip-side, these losses have all been of the gut-wrenching heart-breaking variety. It reminds me of a quote from the vastly underrated, underwatched comedy film Hamlet 2: "Hope is a demon bitch." Indeed.
If you Twitter, make sure you follow Company Woman Amanda tonight. She'll be at the game and tweeting from Yankee Stadium. She'll be rooting for the wrong side, but she's actually a very nice Yankees fan who says nice things about the Twins. And her Tweets are always fun and sporty.
Onto something happier than this Yankees series. I signed up for my membership to the MLB Insider's Club online a few days ago. But today I also got an invite in the mail. In the paper version, you have to put the sticker of your preferred team on the form, so they send you the right stadium blanket.
But since I already signed up, I don't need the paper form. Which means I now have a sheet of stickers with every MLB club's logo and I can do anything I want with them. Yay! What do you think I should do with them?
I mean, I have to do something fun with them because...
I love stickers.