Oct 8, 2009

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Playoff baseball in the Bronx.


I swear to God(dess) that I never thought I would ever post a picture of Derek Jeter on my blog.  I've always been a fan, but he always was the favorite player of 12-year old girls.  While I rooted for real men like Bernie Williams, Paul O'Neill and David Wells.

But I was a little tired of hearing how all the haters were saying that he was too old or the worst-fielding shortstop in the majors before the season started.  So Gia and I decided that we were going to root for Derek Jeter this year.  We always rooted for him, but we were going to root for him like he was our favorite player.

And he delivered.  At 35 he had one of the best offensive seasons of his career while playing outstanding defense at shortstop.  And then he passed Lou Gehrig as the all-time hits leader for the Yankees.  Lou fucking Gehrig!

He ain't done.  Not by a long shot.

GO YANKEES!!!

UPDATE:  Yankees win the first game 7-2.  Rock and fucking roll!
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Note: Remember to play the Bug-Eyed Trivia Challenge every day. And a quick "fuck you" to Red Sox while I'm at it. Not to their fans (Candy), but just the team.  Okay?

14 comments:

2abes said...

oh please....

Water Logged Canine said...

If I've said it once, I've said it twice. Derek Jeter makes me wish I had female genitalia. Lady parts if you will. And I will...someday. A gender confused man can dream.

B.E. Earl said...

2abes - whassamatta? Not a Yankee fan? Sob.

Doggie - Then you could play in the WNBA. With your height and your hook shot...C'mon!

sybil law said...

NOT a Jeter fan here. Sorry! :)

hello haha narf said...

regardless of the sport, if pittsburgh ain't playing, i ain't watching. (well, i'll watch college football, but that is the only exception.)
that being said, for you and gia i will secretly be a yankees fan in these upcoming games.
i feel a little dirty about it, but my love for you two is enough to get me through.

B.E. Earl said...

Sybil - Doesn't make you a bad person. Not really.

Becky - Aw shucks! Aren't you the sweetest? I know some older Yankee fans who still hold a grudge against Pittsburgh for beating the Yanks in 1960. Me? Wasn't born yet. Not my era. Bygones and all.

Dr Zibbs said...

Go Phillies!

B.E. Earl said...

Zibbs - I could handle an East Coast Series. Yanks vs Phils. I think the glitter matchup, however, is Joe Torre's Dodgers vs the Yankees.

Bruce said...

Jeter....Jeter, refresh my memory again....he is sleeping with which Hollywood star and did what type of steriods when? (He is a Yankee, one of these shoes has to fit.)

B.E. Earl said...

Bruce - No steroids for Jeter, but he is dating/engaged to starlet Minka Kelly. From TV's Friday Night Lights. One out of two ain't bad.

Poppy said...

GO SOX! :D

Kaylen said...

I don't get baseball and I don't get why people believe this man is so wonderful? He's just not that great-looking to me.

Brittany said...

I seen him outside a bar in Minnesota on my 21st Birthday.. I pretty much fell in love.

That being said... I'm a huge Twins fan, and the Yankees pretty much tore us a new one. Luckily our beatings weren't a total ass kicking, and fairly close in all three games, but... with that final sweep at the dome, they crushed my Twins dreams.. :( Booo!

B.E. Earl said...

Poppy - Boo!

Kaylen - Well I can't speak to his good looks, but he is a fantastic ballplayer.

Brittany - Heya! Thanks for stopping by. Sorry about your Twinkies. (not really) ;)