Saturday, August 30, 2008

Blue Jays and Yankees - The Last Game in Yankee Stadium

The next couple days I will chronical the events of my trip to the historic Yankee Stadium. This being the last year as an active park - tomorrow's game will be the culmination in a storied love for the ball yard. Waking up at 4:30 AM this morning we drove to Buffalo and caught the 8:40Am flight to JFK on Jet Blue. The drive from Toronto smooth - the border was another giving us a few nervous moments on the way to the airport. Checking in to the beautiful Duane Street Hotel, I spent the afternoon seeing the sites under the beautiful New York Sun.

Tonight will be filled with plenty of drunken dibotchery and the musical the lion king. Yes fellas - I know, but the girl loves this stuff.

As a kid I loved the watching as the BlueJays whooped but in NYC. In the early 90's it was Molitor, Alomar, Olerud and Winfield who owned the Bronx Bombers. Today's Blue Jays, although they may have a better pitching staff - they are not the same team. A little note on some recent additions. As match as we all loved having Matt Stairs on the team - it was time for him to go. Yes he is still a power threat. It appears father time has caught up to him, being able to move him to Pat Gillick and the Phillies will make room for younger players ( Travis Snider) to get some need atbats. Jose Bautista gives them options when looking at next year and Scott Rolen's future.

Saturday, August 23, 2008

Vernon Wells comes alive

So where did he come from?? How is that extended vacation. V-dub helped lead the blue jays past the second place blue jays with some timely hitting and a few great catches. Way to go V.