One Week Later…
‘It’s been one week since you looked at me,
cocked your head to the side and said ‘I’m angry”
After such a long season like baseball, I can never remember what the hell I do with my time during the off-season. Then I take into account school, college basketball, and the holidays and I realize that even without baseball, life isn’t too, too bad. It’s beyond weird how much of an impact something like baseball can have on a person. I’m pretty sure I had the shakes for a few days after last Wednesday.
Staying on the impact topic, I’ve also realized that there are some people that legitimately don’t get it. I’ve told my friends about how much I love the Yankees. Now, I know I can be emphatic, but I don’t think I’ve ever realized how much it shows. I get made fun of, playfully, but still. People really don’t get it, and honestly, I don’t think I get it either. How does baseball get into someone’s veins and wreak havoc on their brains and emotions and, well, lives?! It’s a mind-boggling idea… and a blog topic for another day. =)
So, what’s happened since last Wednesday? Well, the Parade of Heroes, of course. My boys clean up pretty damn nice if I must say so. Mmmmm. ;D I can only imagine what the first-time player paraders must have been thinking. Watching that footage [and playing hooky, ssshhh! ;D] certainly made it seem like they were all having the time of their lives. The youngins especially. Great, great stuff. I’m glad I missed classes to watch it. I used it as a well earned & well needed mental health day.
And, even though it’s only been a week, there have already been talks about contract extenstions, contract renewals, tenders, free agencies, and all that jazz. Hideki Matsui, Johnny Damon, Andy Pettitte, Jerry Hairston, Jr., and Jose Molina are among the free agents from our boys in blue. So, in essence, their journey for 2010 has already begun. It will no doubt be interesting to see who gets re-signed and who gets the boot. But, no matter what happens with any of these guys, let’s remember one thing: they ALL helped this team make it to the World Series this season, and they ALL helped to win it in one way or another. I can certainly say, at least for myself, that no matter where they end up, I wish them nothing but the best, and they will always be Yankees in my heart (yes, even if any of them end up in Boston [cough HIDEKI cough]). Another cause[s] for celebration? Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira win the Gold Glove Awards for their respective positions. BALLIN’. Many, many, many congratulations to them, of course. I WUV YOU GUYS! =D
Hmmm, other stuff from this week, let’s see… Well, I’ve decided I’m going to put a collage on one of my walls dedicated to these fabulous men in pinstripes. It’s a work in major, major progress, but I’m optimistic that it’s gonna be pretty bada$s. Be sure to look for pictures of the finished product sometime in the near future! Also, my substitute sport of obsession for the off-season – men’s college basketball – officially began on Monday with the Coaches vs. Cancer tournament. Let’s go Tar Heels! WOOOOO! They’re on tonight at 9, so you know where I’ll be at. At the moment I’m watching Syracuse play the
Handmaids of Mary Robert Morris. Go ‘Cuse! I can’t wait until the season gets into full swing. Then come the holidays, and winter break from school. Ahhh, I cannot wait.
So, from here on out, expect a little less about baseball and a little more about other stuff. A sad thing to see, I know, but I hope that doesn’t hinder anybody from visiting iBleed: Yankee Pinstripes. I have always and will always bleed blue, even if I don’t always write about it! Hehe. Here’s to a great and productive off-season for the Bronx Bombers [and all of baseball], and here’s to hoping beyond hope that our sanity stays intact!