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Monthly Archives: June 2000

June 21 2000: Tough Night At Fenway For The Yanks AND Me

Man, Red Sox fans can be obnoxious. I always thought it would be worse for Yankee fans if the Sox lost. But no, the average Sox fan greets a humiliating loss like Monday’s 22-1 rout, or the surprising three-home-run wallop of Pedro yesterday, with a kind of morose resignation. It takes all the energy right […]

June 19 2000: It Worked! Yanks Wallop Red Sox 22-1

Well, last night my team was down, and all kinds of drama, humiliation and heartbreak loomed potentially on the horizon. We were out of first place, suffered an unbelievable loss 17-4 in which our ace got shelled for 9 runs in the top of the first inning and came out of the game after only […]

June 18 2000: I’m Gonna Wear My Cap, Yankee Fans At Fenway

So here it is, the night before the Yanks start a four game stand at Fenway Park, against the Red Sox, who are ahead of them by half a game in first place in the AL East. And Toronto is only a half a game below them. My team needs picking up. They were swept […]

June 17 2000: Things To Do On A Rainy Day

(This column originally appeared at, Yankees Xtreme. Reproduced by permission of Ultrastar.) So, you may have noticed that the weather this season has been as cold and wet as a Pepsi spilled down your back by the guy behind you in the upper deck. The Yankees postponed their home opener, and all season long […]

June 10 2000: Asleep At The Wheel

So the weirdest thing happened to me today during the ninth inning of Game One of the Yankees/Mets Subway series. I fell asleep. I know, I can’t believe it either. I’m obsessed with baseball, it’s true. Just ask any friend or acquaintance who has had a conversation with me since October. I go around in […]

June 1 2000: Boy, We Picked A Good One! (Pedro vs. Rocket)

Anyone who has watched even a little baseball knows that luck has something to do with it. I don’t mean the “oh, it was lucky the wind blew the ball back” kind of luck–I mean the kind of circumstantial chance that creates great drama. Like the luck of the draw that put Pedro Martinez on […]