LADY AT THE BAT: Something Truly Sad

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Something Truly Sad

Over the last week or so I've learned something about myself. Something kind of sad. Something I'm not too proud of.

As every fan of the team knows, the Yankees are in their first real slide of the season. They have lost something like 10 of their last 15 games. They are not hitting. They are not pitching. They are not healthy. They need to turn it around now before it is too late.

During these 15 or so games I have noticed that my moods have been not too good, to put it mildly. I have been, at times, anxious, worried, angry, sad and depressed. I really wasn't experiencing any of these moods while the Yankees were winning, and back then I was still living in a homeless shelter!

My moods are determined by the success of the Yankees. Now, that is truly sad. But hey, I'm not the only one. Ross of the Stadium Insider blog feels the same way and tweeted it last week. That is what made me really start to think about it.

Who else out there feels this way? I am sure Ross and I are not the only ones. Do your moods go up and down depending on how well your favorite team is doing? Share your comments!


Anonymous said...

Hey Bern, this is Brit! ... Bern, you know I'm the same way... sometimes sports help people escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. For 3 or 4 or maybe 5 hours a night I can relax and not think of what's going on in my life and just watch the yankees. And when the yankees start to fall apart its like my sanctuary is crumbling. Is this healthy? Maybe not, but it's better than other forms of self medicating. lol

Hang in there... they play the worst 3 teams in baseball coming up after the Twins series, I think we'll go on a win streak pretty soon.

Bernadette Pasley said...

Very well said, Brit!

J. said...

Don't feel bad! When the Pens lost to the Canadiens in the second round I seriously didn't even want to go out the next day! It still bothers me lol.