Well, this is lovely. During last night’s game, the New York Yankees baseball organization and their fans put aside their decades-long rivalry with the city of Boston and the Red Sox to pay tribute to those affected by Monday’s Boston Marathon attack. After a moment of the silence, the crowd rose to sing along to Neil Diamond’s song “Sweet Caroline,” the song typically sung during every Red Sox homegame during the 8th inning. The song is heart-tugger on its own, but especially so in this context.
Yankee catcher Jorge Posada is known for painting his nails with Wite-Out to help pitcher Andy Pettitte see his hand signals during night games. Well, nail polish aficionado Essie Weingarten thinks he can go a little more professional than that. She was inspired by the Yankees to change the names of two polishes from her namesake line. Posada Pettitte Connection, a smooth and shiny white, is perfect for night games. And for day, Weingarten thinks Posada should sport Bronx Bombers, a classic navy blue. Of course, these colors are also a slamming way for fans to show their Yankee pride. [NY Daily News] Keep reading »
So, the World Series is over. The Yankees are World Champions of Baseball. Again. For some, this is a time of rejoicing when every happy day is Christmas and the streets overflow with beer. For others, it is a long and tearful road to next year. Then, there’s everyone else — the baseball widows … Keep reading »
Tonight, my friends, is game six of the World Series, aka the night the Yankees could win it all. To be completely honest with you, I couldn’t give a damn about baseball and have never watched a full game in my life. However, I recognize that the game involves hot, illusive men in tights who do heroic things, so I’ll take a gambit at making potentially fakelife-altering decisions and choose which of the Yankees and which of the Phillies I would shun, shag, and marry. Keep reading »
If you want to hang with certain dudes right now, you’d better get interested in sports. The World Series is on many a male mind. Your first step is knowing that the New York Yankees are taking on the Philadelphia Phillies. Next, you should read this essay to understand the game and maybe fall in love with it too. Now you’re ready to watch a game at a sports bar. But what are you going to wear? Tips for picking out a World Series outfit after the jump — and um, we’re only being slightly facetious. Keep reading »
It’s only been three months since I got married and, sadly, I’m already a widow — a baseball widow, I mean. My husband, Drew, is a huge, life-long Yankees fan, and if you aren’t following the sport or the team, the Yankees are currently one game away from making it to the World Series. Over the last two weeks or so of post-season, the Yankees have played something like nine games, most of which have lasted over four hours — some have even lasted over five hours. Tack on all the pre- and post-game coverage that Drew likes to watch and we’re looking at roughly 50 hours of baseball viewing in less the two weeks. Fifty hours, you guys! Basically, that’s a part-time job. Or, to put it in terms someone like me can wrap her head around a bit more easily, that’s 50 episodes of “The Real Housewives,” 25 episodes of “The Bachelor,” or 16 viewings of the 2009 Academy Awards! Keep reading »