LADY AT THE BAT: Sleeping Through Anaheim, Fantasizing In New York

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Sleeping Through Anaheim, Fantasizing In New York

The one good thing I can always take away from all the games the Yankees lose in Anaheim is that I usually sleep through the carnage. It was no different last night, as I was ready to go to sleep even before the first pitch was thrown.

So I didn't see them lose 5-1 to the Angels, their second loss in as many games against Anaheim. I didn't see them go 3-11 with runners in scoring position, leaving a total of 12 men on base. I didn't see them leave the bases loaded several times. I didn't see Nick Swisher get robbed of extra-base hits all-game long. I didn't see Andy Pettitte give up 5 runs over 7 innings of work. 

If I didn't see any of it, did it really happen? Wouldn't it be cool if you could do that with your favorite team? "I didn't see it so it didn't happen!" Kind of makes me think of that GEICO radio commercial where the mother, her eyes closed tight, is imagining herself in Machu Picchu. "I can't hear you [insert your favorite broadcaster's name here], the Yankees just won back-to-back games and both starters pitched no-hitters!"

Will I need to keep the fantasy alive after tonight's finale? Hopefully Ivan Nova and company will stop my imagination from running wild. Otherwise, I'll be back in Baseball Machu Picchu tomorrow morning.


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