On The Loss Of Our Captain

As my blog has moved further and further into the travel world, I’ve come across the occasional story that made me say, “Hmmm.  Wonder if that’s important enough to bore those that only follow me for travel info?”  Unfortunately, last night that story unfolded before my eyes in the wee hours of the night. Derek Jeter has been the Yankees captain, OUR captain, for as long as I can remember.  For the last 18 years, he’s been at shortstop pretty much every day.  In a game where it’s tough for […]

Mariano Rivera

I hope everyone won’t mind a brief moment to contemplate some sadness in my sports world. I always thought I would be a bit sad to see Mariano Rivera retire.  But in the same sense I thought it would be a happy moment, a celebration of the past 15 years, replete with championships and records, and the winning smile and attitude even his competitors couldn’t knock. We had hints that this might be the last year, and I was at peace with that.  But, not like this. He tore his […]

Yankees Update & Japan 787 Trip

Quick Yankees thoughts and some notes on my upcoming Japan trip: Yesterday was the 100th anniversary of the opening of Fenway Park. There was a big celebration before the game between the Yankees and Red Sox, our first time playing them this season. Then, we kicked the crap out of them. Nick Swisher hit a bomb over the Green Monster. Eric Chavez hit two bombs, one over the Green Monster. A-Rod hit one into the seats. And, to round things off, Russell Martin hit his first homer of the season. […]