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Greetings from Gate D-16

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Dec 13, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here we are at the Jerry Tarkanian International Airport in Las Vegas. There are approximately 30 people sitting here and 20 of them are wearing sunglasses.

Nobody looks happy. You either had a great time in Vegas and you wish you were staying or you lost a bunch of money and you want to bang your head against the wall.

Meanwhile, there’s a glass enclosed room in the middle of the concourse with quarter slots. People are in there smoking cigarettes and pumping money into the machines as fast as they can. If that’s not the depths of human existence, I’m not sure what is.

No new baseball news today. But Francisco Rodriguez proved what a good fit he’ll be with the Mets by declaring they’re the team to beat. Just what the cockiest team in the game needed, another cocky player. I’m sure the Phillies will be thrilled to see K-Rod point to sky and scream every time he gets three easy outs in a 7-4 game. Mariano Rivera should hold a deportment school for closers.

The Mets probably lose five games a year because the other teams in their division can’t stand them.

Meanwhile, these are the new “alternative” hats the Red Sox will wear at times next season. Kind of lame, no?

It’s impossible to imagine the Yankees going with an alternative to the interlocking N and Y. But the worst part is you know some people would run out and buy the hats if they did.

OK, time to hit the window seat and take a nap. I need to check to see if I have any quarters first.




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