The NY Yankees came into last night with their backs squarely against the wall.  Playing on the road, with quite possibly their WORST case pitcher on the mound in an elimination game certainly doesn't bode well for your confidence or the confidence of the fans.  Seriously speaking, if you were to say to me the Yankees were going to win this game with A.J. Burnett on the mound, I would have told you to put down the crack.  The big-ticket bust who's well documented fall swoon was now going to rest the weight of the NY Yankees season on his shoulders.  Oy vey.  Not very inspiring, that's for sure.

Curtis Granderson's spectacular catch (courtesy of AP)

And true to form, he started the game by loading up the bases. It looked as if the Pinstripers were doomed to fail before they even got up to bat.  However, thanks to some timely fielding by the Yankees, most specifically Curtis Granderson, they escaped the first inning without any damage.  They were very lucky and as a result, that seemed to spark the NY Yankees as their bats finally woke up (more like erupted), and they ended up steamrolling over the Detroit Tigers, 10-1.  This victory tied up the series at 2-2 and forced a 5th and deciding game (slated for Thursday night).  This should make for an epic evening of baseball.

While all of this is taking place, we find ourselves finally dropping the puck to start the NHL season.  There will be a slew of games on tap, including  Boston vs Philadelphia, Montreal vs Toronto & Pittsburgh vs Vancouver.  The New York Rangers start their season in Europe on Friday afternoon vs LA Kings and that's a highly anticipated matchup as well.  The NJ Devils and NY Islanders kick off their respective seasons on Saturday.  Of course, we're more than eager to see the return of hockey, especially now that we've upgraded our TV's to HD.  Nothing like watching the beautiful sport on high-def.  Seriously.

So call me crazy, but if I'm wearing a rather loud colored fedora, profess my love for a certain Midwest sports city and reek of foul smelling cigars, and I enter into the bar and notice that everyone that used to sit around me is now sitting at the other end of the bar, I might just want to check myself. I'm just sayin.

Our Pub Trivia road to the Tournament of Champions Finale continues tonight!  Each week for the next seven weeks we will be crowning a weekly Trivia champion and that team will gain a berth into our Tournament of Champions final in mid-November.  How do you get in?  Simply round up a team of 1-6 members (friends, co-workers, enemies, relatives, etc) and show up each Wednesday night.  You'll match wits against other Pub Trivia teams with a chance to win the weekly prize (top prize: $45 bar tab) and a berth in the Finals.  It's that simple.  There are great drink specials throughout the night ($4 well drinks for ladies, $20 Hometown NY Lager buckets) and most of all: it's FREE TO PLAY!

AND FINALLY:  We at Third and Long want to wish ALEXANDER KEITH a very Happy 216th birthday!

Wish him a happy birthday with us by raising a cold one tonight during Trivia!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

perhaps this hat would be orange?