Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Fifteen Innings!

I didn’t want to care about tonight’s last night and this morning’s All Star Game at the soon to be “old” Yankee Stadium, but I couldn’t help it! It was a great game! Tied at 3 - 3 in the eighth inning, it stayed that way through the second seventh inning stretch in the fourteenth inning! Finally, the American League, packed with Boston Red Sox players, scored the winning run in the bottom of the fifteenth!

The best part was seeing all those great players, who are fierce competitors and rivals across 162 games every season, all hanging out together in their American League and National League dugouts. It was a bit surreal watching Derek Jeter, captain of the New York Yankees hanging on the railing, shoulder to shoulder with Jason Varitek, captain of the Boston Red Sox. Oh, and then J.D. Drew of the Boston Red Sox was named Most Valuable Player of the 2008 All Star Game. So good, so good, so good!

No need to wish me sweet dreams tonight!
Home field advantage, here we come!


Roo said...

One day I may understand ;o)

I'm always trasnported back to Michael Chabon's book, when I think of baseball! ;o)

Pink Granite said...

Hi Roo -
Sorry for the burst of baseball and Red Sox "Greek"!
it was so late I didn't take the time to do my multi-continent translations!
For instance: a standard baseball game runs just nine innings - unless there is a tie. Then you keep playing - and playing. Although in 2002(?) the managers of another All Star Game were tied in extra innings, but ran out of players to put in the game. Some chit chat ensued and the game was called. The next year a new rule was instituted: the winning league of the All Star Game would get home field advantage in the World Series at the end of that season. Hence the 15 innings the other night - and "we" won!
- Lee