WHOOOOOOOOOO

I’m back y’all!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! And the Yankees are going to the ALCS with the Angels!!!!!!! The Red Sox’ season is over as well!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha. Today is a very happy day in my life. Also, Alex Rodriguez seems to have broken his postseason curse and if he is able to perform at the level he did during the Division Series all playoffs long, we’ll be unstoppable!!!!!!!!!!

 

WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT GO YANKEEEEEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The NMYF Report: 08/23/09

Since I usually have lots of trouble naming posts, I’ll likely just use The NMYF Report and the date for in-season posts in the future.

Also here at the NMYF Blog I’m going to try a different type of format. Rather than bouncing around week-to-week with posts, I’ll try to make this more consistent, with posts every other day or every three days covering whatever I see fit to cover, with some random features or something to keep it at least semi-entertaining.

With this in mind, let’s jump into the first installment of the New Mexican Yankee Fan Report.

Rare Feat Of The Day:

In what will immortalize Phillies infielder Eric Bruntlett as the answer to a trivia question, he turned an unasissted triple play (add exclamation points as you see fit) in the Phils’ 9-7 win over the Mets. Incidentally, it was Pedro Martinez’s return to New York and his first start as a Phillie (I think). That’s pretty cool I guess.

Totally Over The Top And Ridiculous Celebration Of The Week (or last week, whatever):

I know he’s supposedly the best pitching prospect since Doc Gooden or something, but seriously, Nationals? Stephen Strasburg has not yet thrown a pitch in professional baseball, and they present him to a crowd who they sold $1 tickets to to celebrate his arrival. With fireworks. And a #37 jersey. Presented by Ryan Zimmerman.

In a hilarious and totally predictable side note, the Nationals lost that day’s game vs. the Brewers, 7-3.

Most Eerily Consistent Player Of The Past 9 Years:

Albert Pujols hit his 40th homer today. Need I say more?

Guy Who I Thought Had Fallen Off The Face Of The Earth Of The Day:

While I thought Scott Podsednik was floating around in the universe of socks lost in the wash and baseballs thrown into bushes, it turns out he was back in Chicago the whole time getting 400 at-bats and 20 steals! And a .293 average! Where was I when this happened?

Semi-Forgotten Feel Good Story Of The Year Of The Day:

Zack Greinke still has a 2.44 ERA, but he’s 11-8 and no one seems to care anymore. That’s what happens when you play for the Royals. Never make that mistake again, Zack.

Weekend Boskees Series Of The Weekend!

Last night was bad, as you can see. We’ll leave it at that.

However, the night before resulted in this scene, so the series is even going into tonight’s game, the finale of the Yankees’ penultimate Red Sox series of the year. We’ve got what looks like a pitching duel in the works, but we must keep in mind the winning team has scored double-digit wins in both games this series.

The matchup…

 

CC “The Big Brown Lion” Sabathia vs.

Josh “Blister Boy” Beckett.

WATCH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Or in my case, listen. Should be a great game.

And What A Couple Of Days It Has Been…

Let’s Start With Trades, ‘Coz that’s the least exciting thing. Still crazy though.








 All these faces were traded on July 31, baseball’s trade deadline. Adam LaRoche, who had spent 9 days with the Red Sox, was traded to the Braves, his original team, for Casey Kotchman. Victor Martinez came over to the BoSox, Jake Peavy went to the ChiSox, etc, etc.
 
And in likely the last big move of this season, Alex Rios was claimed off waivers by the White Sox.
 
Anyways, things are looking up in Yankeeland.
Since I last posted, the Yankees avoided a four game sweep at the hands of the White Sox, swept a two-game series against the Blue Jays, won a three game series versus the Jays, and won last night versus the Mariners, 11-1, but most importantly……
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
SUCK IT RED SOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
Yes you did win the first 8 games of the season series or whatever, but you really needed this one. Oh well too bad for you. Awesome for us!!!!!!!! Just all part of the slow collapse the Red Sox are feeling right now. Fighting for the Wild Card now.
 
I would’ve written more, but I don’t have time!!!!!!!!! Busy busy busy. =/
 
 

All Right I Am Back!!!!!!!!!

Rather than write a really long post about everything that’s been happening let’s get right down to it.

Trade Deadline 2009:

Just some of the faces of the swapping season are here!!

Nate McClouth was the first to be traded from the crumbling Pirates, to the Braves.

Mark DeRosa was traded from the Indians to St. Louis on June 27.

Nyjer Morgan and Sean Burnett were both shipped out of Pittsburgh in exchange for Lastings Milledge and Joel Hanrahan.

The next person out of Pittsburgh was Eric Hinske, sent to our beloved Yanks to help fill the void left by Xavier Nady.

Scott Hairston was sent to the A’s from San Diego.

On July 7, flamethrowing setup man Tony Pena was sent from the D’Backs to the White Sox.

The Braves and the Mets swapped outfielders, trading Jeff Francoeur and Ryan Church for each other.

Jack Hannahan was traded to the Mariners to fill in for Adrian Beltre.

Felipe Lopez got shipped out of Arizona and to Milwaukee.

Power-hitting first baseman Adam LaRoche was the next key Pirates player to go, to the Red Sox for depth.

Julio Lugo finally got traded away from the Red Sox, to the Cardinals for Chris Duncan.

Rafael Betancourt got traded out of Cleveland to the Rockies.

The next deal was a doozy, with the Cardinals acquiring Matt Holliday to protect Albert Pujols in the lineup. He’s back in the NL, where he put up huge numbers for the Rockies, after a three-month AL excursion.

Ryan Garko got traded from the Indians to the Giants, who are looking to bolster their offense and did so with this trade.

But yesterday was huge trade-wise for the Pittsburgh Pirates. They had already traded McClouth, Morgan, Burnett, Hinske and LaRoche but yesterday, July 29th, was the day the Pirates gave up on the next three years at least.

 

Jack Wilson and Ian Snell were traded to the Mariners for a package which included Ronny Cedeno and Jeff Clement. Freddy Sanchez was traded to the Giants. And John Grabow and Tom Gorzelanny were traded to the Cubs. 

So the Pirates are dead, basically.

Anyways other than that there were a couple of other trades…

Cliff Lee and Ben Francisco were sent away from Cleveland yesterday to the Philadelphia Phillies. That’s two straight years the Indians have traded the reigning Cy Young winner to the NL.

George Sherrill by Keith Allison.

And today, George Sherrill was sent to the Dodgers to bolster their bullpen.

In the next 17 hours or so, Jarrod Washburn or Roy Halladay or more Pirates may be traded, but it has already been a busy deadline.  

Yanks are on a rollllll:

These are just pictures from the Yankees win last night, one of 11 (!!!) in their last 13 games while the Red Sox have stumbled out of the post-All Star Game gate, so we’re up 3 games on them right now.

  Oh yeah and Mark Buehrle threw a pretty good game a couple days ago.

Oh wow that last picture doesn’t look weird at all…

Oh yes and how could I forget Jonathan Sanchez, who threw a pretty decent game himself. It wasn’t as good as Buehrle’s, but a no-hitter’s a no-hitter.

All right this next thing I’m going to write is basically for my own pleasure, rather than your reading enjoyment, unless you are a fan of heavy metal music, then you may enjoy this!

I’m going to review Metallica’s latest album, because I would like to and it’s my blog, so there.

My opinion on their latest album is that it should have been released 20 years ago. Instead of the Black Album, which was a good rock album (but not really a metal album!) Metallica should have released Death Magnetic, a true metal album. From the Black Album, a rock album, to Load and ReLoad, kind of metalbilly albums, to Garage, Inc., a cover album, to St. Anger, an annoyingly over-aggressive, ridiculous Metallica album, about 20 years passed. In 1988 they released their last metal album until last year, …And Justice For All. That was a great album, as were Master Of Puppets, Ride The Lightning, and Kill ‘Em All. But with Death Magnetic they’re back to the old logo, back to metal!

1. That Was Just Your Life

2. The End Of The Line

3. Broken, Beat, And Scarred

4. The Day That Never Comes

5. All Nightmare Long

6. Cyanide

7. The Unforgiven III

8. The Judas Kiss

9. Suicide & Redemption

10. My Apocalypse

10 great songs!!! They pick up the tradition of having an instrumental again with Suicide & Redemption, a great song to space out to and enjoy. All Nightmare Long is a great song too!!!!!!!! What a great album. Buy it if you like metal music. Buy it all!!!! Haha.

Uhm yeah this is all I can write right now. I’m happy to be back to the blogosphere guys. Thanks for reading.

Taking An Official Hiatus (Sorry!!!!!!!!!!)

Hey all, since I have barely been posting at all this season, I’m going to try refraining from posting at all for some amount of time in an attempt to recharge my creative batteries and get my life in order in general. I’m sorry to all my dear readers, and I feel I owe you an explanation or at least a random list of reasons why I am taking a break from MLBlogging.

1. I have a job now. An amazingly boring job, but I’m making money for it. This is consuming most of my days.

2. I can’t come up with anything new or creative for these posts, so I feel like I’m writing the same post basically every time.

3. My life outside of my job and home life is kinda booming, and I’m consumed in lots of things, including the pursuit of more musical knowledge to take to my band so we can create.

4. I just haven’t been on the Internet much lately.

5. And of course, since my parents still control me for 3 more years, they’re kind of putting all kinds of strange rules and limitations on a lot of things, and lots of chores every single day.

With all these things factoring in, I haven’t had much time to be on my computer and when I have been on, I’ve been brain dead. So hopefully with a break from this (I’m also taking hiatuses on lots of online things), I’ll be able to get my life into some kind of rhythm and get back to this (and be able to actually give some level of entertainment in my posts). Could be a week or even a month or two, but hopefully it will be sooner rather than later. 

Of course, I will still be listening to the Yankees games and watching them when I can. Thanks for understanding guys, and thank you for reading my little blog, and GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

P.S. E.J., sorry for not stopping in to your in-gamer last week.

P.P.S. Warped Tour is coming to New Mexico on Wednesday, and me and a bunch of people from school are gonna go check it out. I’m super psyched and it should be fun!!!

 

Last time, I promise:

Thank you all. I will be back