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Greetings from Gate B-14

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 16, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here we are at the Downtown Freddie Brown International Airport and Coffee Shop in Seattle. I’m waiting on a flight to Oakland.

The Seattle airport is uniquely Seattle. There is a “Meditation Room” near the check-in counters and lots of bearded dudes in their 20s with backpacks, sandals and skateboards.

There are also containers labeled “compost.” Please forgive me being environmentally ignorant, but what does that mean? I thought compost was that pile of grass cuttings, leaves and orange peels my dad has in the backyard near his garden. What sort of compost are people carrying around? I’m confused.

As for the Yankees, nobody seemed particularly upset about the loss. When a team has won 12 out of 13, a loss is coming. It’s just a matter of how. Seattle scored every run with two outs today as Joba, Aceves and Gaudin were unable to make pitches when they had to.

Joba never gained control of his slider today. After getting seven outs in a row to start the game, he needed 65 pitches to get through the next 2.2 innings as he put 10 runners on base and allowed four runs. His line in the last three games:

16 innings, 18 hits, 12 earned runs, 12 walks.

Now he has nine days to think about it and try to get better.

The other issue of the day is the status of Hideki Matsui’s left knee. He had it drained during the game and was limping afterward. He will not play tomorrow and is day-to-day after that. Matsui had the knee drained in April, so hopefully this latest procedure will get him through the rest of the season. He didn’t seem too concerned.

Beyond that, not much else to report. We will be back here next month, which seems a little strange. But Safeco is a great place to watch a game.

Anyway, my flight will be boarding soon. Off to Oakland and more baseball. Check back tomorrow.

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