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HOLY MOTHERFUCKING SHIT LOOK AT THESE BEAUTIFUL MOTHERFUCKING BASTARDS THEY JUST WON THE GODDAMN FUCKING WORLD SERIOUS I AM NOT FUCKING KIDDING MAN AND IT IS FUCKING AWESOME AND YOU KNOW AFTER THEY ALL SPRAYED THEMSELVES WITH CRISTAL OR WHATEVER THEY ALL KISSED AND HUGGED EACH OTHER EVEN MY PRETTY PRINCESSES A-ROD AND DEREK BECAUSE THEIR LOVE IS FUCKING CANON NOW AND IT WAS A BEAUTIFUL GODDAMN FUCKING THING.





"Oh mah Gah, we won! Now at last we can start rehearsals for West Side Story! Damn it, Joba, arms to the side! One, two, three...."

ETA: Photos from SI.com.

ETA #2: Some really cool drawings of Matsui & other players.

ETA ##: Misspelled "canon"! Oh no!

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Aug. 14th, 2007 12:45 pm
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Rest in peace, Scooter. (Jesus Christ on a club sandwich, first Lee Hazlewood, now this.)

number 15

Aug. 3rd, 2006 09:50 am
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Before Jeter was the captain, Thurman was the captain. (And before Thurm, there hadn't been a Yankee captain since Lou Gehrig. You have to wonder if Derek is a little nervous about the title.) Yesterday was the 26th anniversary of Thurman's death. At the time it happened, he was my favorite player, and after his death, it was a long time before I could stand to watch a game or even think about baseball.

Even if you don't like the Yankees, and I know a lot of you don't, this is the kind of guy you'd want behind the plate, a player to really respect. He was the prototypical catcher: tough and no bullshit. So here's to Thurman.
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1. Polar bear cannibalism! Oh, my poor beautiful bears.

2. NPR and PBS in trouble...again! If we lose them, then who's going to keep us apprised of the continuing dire straits of the polar bears? Ewan McGregor? Hmm. He could use his own network, I reckon. Hell, his penis could use its own network. What the hell am I talking about? Okay, moving on.

3. Yankees have lost four in a row! Bah!

Well, it is sunny and warm out. I'll take that.
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Eliminados!
Spanish headlines taste defeat.
Means you suck, A-Rod.
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Cerrano: Jesus, I like him very much, but He no help with curveball.
Harris: You trying to say Jesus Christ can't hit a curveball?

~ Major League (1989)

If Steinbrenner could sign Jesus, he would.
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Not only are the Red Sox one win away from the World Series (which a faithful Yankee blogger has described as a "best-of-seven Shit Sandwich"), but Norman Mailer is going to be on the Gilmore Girls! One imagines him trying to seduce Rory and convincing Luke to do something "manly" with his life, like become a boxer or a murderer. (Now that would have been a casting coup, were he still alive: Gary Gilmore on the Gilmore Girls!)

I'm just waiting for John Updike to show up on Will & Grace.
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So the Yankees did a historic nosedive this year. I admit that the Fox announcers' unrelenting reminders that "no one has ever come back from 0-3 to win yada yada" always made me incredibly nervous...nothing tempts fate like an obvious mantra. (Dear Joe Buck and Tim McCarver: Fuck You Both, you Portentious Know-Nothing Asshats. And one other thing...is it just me, or does Al Leiter look certifiable? Like the Dennis Hopper of baseball: "THIS is the pitch Mussina is throwing! THE CIRCLE CHANGE! YOU HOLD IT LIKE THIS! IN A CIRCLE! SEEE?????")

I'm sad, but also relieved that it's over. The tension was too much, and I don't like the ugly aspect that it brings out--in fans on both sides (the incident in Game 6 with all the throwing shit on the field made me embarrassed to be a Yankee fan). This morning Teh Wife tried to be sympathetic:

Teh Wife [very tiny hopeful voice]: Soooo...this means the Yankees aren't playing any more games this year?
Me: Yeah, we're done.
TW: [tries very hard to look sympathetic]
Me: Oh, stop it.

Gotta love her for trying, though. :)

Also this morning, on the way in to work, I noticed that no one was wearing a Yankee cap (as opposed to yesterday) or sweatshirt, jacket, or whatnot. O fickle fans! I've been a Yankees fan since I was 10. I loved them even in the 80s when they were completely Teh Suck. So I'm still going to wear my cap. (Okay, I didn't wear it this morning b/c I didn't want to mess up my hair...like H, I am a slave to my hair.) But in the meantime:

Let's go [insert NL team here]!

blather

Jul. 6th, 2004 02:46 pm
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After a few days of entertaining out-of-towners, witnessing the greatest baseball game EVAR (Yankees-Red Sox last Thursday, July 1...I was there. Awesome shit: we win in 13 innings, Jeter heroics, a faux triple play...Hey people, if you can listen to H-Bomb and Nic talk hockey, you can tolerate me being all backwards-baseball-cap-DUDE! about my Yankees) and just generally being lazy and ingesting more food and alcohol than I generally need (I have no tolerance anymore; one night three cosmopolitans did me in), I'm back. I guess.

Bebel Gilberto has a new CD out. I suspect with some more listens, it may become as irreplaceable to me as Tanto Tempo is.

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