Game One, or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Learned to Love the Yankees.
Just kidding. So Mickey Mantle's was a little too crowded to get a table or a seat at the bar. I caught the start of the game there. The best part was the crotchety old man in the corner who was telling people to stop talking during the National Anthem. He seemed very upset.
I'll begin my coverage at the 7th Inning Stretch.
Both pitchers have been pretty dominant with the exception of two pitches. Indians fans are probably really enjoying themselves right now.
I might miss a few of the at bats because I have to flip back and forth between the game and South Park. I won't spoil anything but there's a great Cartman Rockband performance. And apparently the South Park guys are not big fans of many of the current reality shows out right now.
10:25 - Top of the 8th
Phil Hughes is on in relief. Maybe Rollins should try and bunt his way on again. He should've been thrown out of the game for trying to start the World Series with a bunt. Whoa, must've seen what I was writing as he just crushed one foul.
Hughes needs to get his shit together. Guess he won't get a chance. Nice outing by the youngster. And those quality New York fans are giving him a great sendoff. He'll be worthless the rest of the series. He's not mentally ready for the World Series.
These DirecTV commercials are getting more and more random. They seriously decided on Wayne's World 2? Next up is Delgo, but they can't come to a financial agreement with Freddie Prinze.
2-2 count to Utley. If he homers here he has to be the early favorite for series MVP.
He struck out looking. What a loser. This guy sucks.
Third pitcher of the inning. Baseball is just kinda cool sometimes.
Rauuuuuuuuuuul! Have to be happy for Ibanez and the year he's had. Yankees probably should've left CC in there. Hindsight is 20/20.
I know I was joking about Utley needing to do more to be the favorite for MVP, but I'm not sure I would give it to him over Cliff Lee at this point. It's pretty ridiculuous how he's completely shut down this lineup. It'd be an impressive game against any team at any point during the season. But this is a pretty loaded lineup in game one of the World Series in New York. I mean it's not on a Jack-Morris-Game-7 level, but it's pretty impressive.
Top of the 9th
I hope they get out of this soon. I feel like if it gets more out of hand then they won't send Lee back out there. I'd like to see him go the distance.
Bottom of the 9th
Alright! Lee is out to finish it up.
Jeter gets a little blooper. They better not take Lee out.
Crap. Damon just lined a single. Lee might've had to wait too long during the the top of the inning.
Way to go Rollins. What a terrible way to lose the shutout. What an idiot.
The end of this game is pissing me off. I wanted to be in bed 30 minutes ago, but it's just dragging on and on.
3 Ks for A-Rod. Ouch.
Nice way to end it for Lee. 10Ks. It would've looked much better with the shutout, but still a great performance.
So on a side note, one cool thing about NYC is that there are a lot of bars that cater to different teams' fan groups. For instance, I inadvertently went to a Michigan bar this weekend. I saw several other bars flying NFL team flags outside their bar. Then, the other day, I actually passed by a popular St. Louis Rams bar and thought you would all like to see it.