Quick Update

I know, it has been a while. I know I didn’t even provide my recounts/experiences watching the first Yankees vs Red Sox series of the year. The reason(s) behind all of this is that I am in the process of studying for my United States History exams. I just took the subject test earlier today, so I don’t feel too guilty about blowing off studying to write this. 

Red Sox vs Yankees. 
This series was pretty much the exhibition of how most series between these two are. Though the Red Sox did sweep the Yankees, each game was close, and provided an adrenaline rush of a different kind. 
My friend, Kathleen, came over for the first one. It was really nice to have our top three pitchers go out against the Yankees. Ortiz warned Joba not to throw at Youkilis’ head, because Joba seems to have something against Kevin Youkilis. He has thrown at his head four times. And though Chamberlain avoided Youkilis’ head, he did hit Jason Varitek, who may look similar to Youkilis because of the beard. 
Jason Bay is establishing himself as the clutch hitter of our lineup. To help Mariano Rivera blow his twelfth career save against the Red Sox, Jason Bay hit a home run that just hit the top of the monster to tie the game. 
Kathleen called Youkilis’ shot to win the game– yes, the walk-off shot that I was craving. The next game was even longer than the first, and it didn’t even go into extra innings. I’m pretty sure Joba told AJ Burnett to hit Kevin Youkilis, so that he would not have to get into any skirmishes with Big Papi. Anyway, Mike Lowell was the hero of that game. 
But the hero of the series? That, my friends, would be Jacoby Ellsbury. We all know that Andy Petite has a wicked pickoff move to first base, one of the best in the majors. But the left hander wasn’t really expecting Jacoby Ellsbury to steal home with the bases loaded and two outs, and neither was Jorge Posada. But he did, and Fenway went absolutely insane. 
It was the first time a Red Sox had done that in ten years, and it was all over the highlight reels for the next few days. 
The winning streak was broken up in Clevland, thanks to an error by Javier Lopez. Javier Lopez was the antagonist of the series against Clevland. First, an error in the second game of the series so that Mark DeRosa scored from second. I was threatening to pull him off of my fantasy team. And in the last game of the series? Javy did so poorly that the Red Sox had to pull a Nick Swisher. Jonathan Van Every, who what would become the game winning home run in the first game of the series, had to come in and pitch. I’m pretty sure that he is going to be a late addition to my projects. He didn’t really play much in spring training because he either had a sprained ankle, or surgery. 
I really am sorry for the lack of updates, and I promise that this one will be more coherent tomorrow. I’m going to the Red Sox vs Rays tonight (four hour drive, woohoo!), and I hope to see Rays Renegade there!
Lots of pictures next entry! 

11 Comments

So cool that you are going to the game! I know you’ll have a great time, and take lots of pictures! GO RED SOX!
http://kaybee.mlblogs.com

i bet your so pumped. have fun. go sox! talk to jay bay for me. tell him pittsburgh still loves him

http://pittpeas.mlblogs.com

Have fun at the game! I can’t wait for the pictures :)
http://hyunyoung.mlblogs.com

Hope you have fun at the Trop! Will look forward to your post and pics.

http://janeheller.mlblogs.com

4 hours…wow; that’s dedication! Happy driving…be safe!

Jenn
http://philliesphollowers.mlblogs.com/

Hope you had fun at the game… and for your test, remember: We won the war… well, most of them that is.
–Jeff
http://redstatebluestate.mlblogs.com/

You should have went to all 4 games. =p Looking forward to your pictures

Greg
Red Sox Ramblings: http://thevendahhh.mlblogs.com

I look forward to hearing about the game and I hope you got to meet Rays! Good like with the history test.

Julia
http://werbiefitz.mlblogs.com/

I’m just getting caught up on all the weekend posts – hope you enjoyed your trip to the Trop. I guess you got to see the Sox win. Looking forward to the pix.
Sue
Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

The Red Sox have been looking great!! Hope you’ve been enjoying watching them. Good luck on your exams!
Emily
http://deconstructingthoughts.mlblogs.com/

Elizabeth,
I know how it is when adding attending games to busy schedules. You with school and me with work. Sometimes I try to catch up when I get home after the games but I got to get up early the following morning or the same moroning as many times that is the case. Bt I would not have it any other way. Going to game is so much fun. I know I am lucky as some other fans live so far away from their team.
Emma
http://crzblue.mlblogs.com/

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