Going a Little “Crazy” Tonight

Yes, of course I figured that the Yankees wouldn’t make the postseason, but I always held out a shred of hope that we’d have a miraculous comeback. It was a fantasy, sure, but it kept me going.

Until tonight. Cliff Lee let me down. I mean, wasn’t the guy 22-2? He couldn’t manage to throw one more brilliant outing to beat the Sox? Imposter, that’s what he is! Moose notched his 19th win, despite getting hit on the right elbow, and will go for #20 at Fenway if he’s feeling O.K. But we’re done and I didn’t expect to feel this way, which is extremely heartbroken.
The minute the game was over I called a friend who had tickets to a Seal concert tonight. I said I’d go with her, even though I don’t remotely like Seal, because I needed to distract myself from baseball. It didn’t work. Our seats were amazing, but all I could think about was Jeter. How must he feel not to make the playoffs for the first time in his professional career?
Seal was deeply into dance tunes tonight – a regular disco king. By the time he launched into his first hit, “Crazy,” the crowd was on its feet and I was trying my hardest not to chant “Let’s go Yankees!” I’m clearly not very good company right now. But maybe “Crazy” will do the trick for you.


  1. flairforthedramatic

    I’m glad I didn’t get my hopes too high. Otherwise, I might’ve been angry or at the point of tears. It’s been a fun run. 13 seasons is something. I guess it had to end sometime… didn’t think it would be now but what are you gonna do. I can’t believe I have to even utter these words but… there’s next year.
    V – http://flairforthedramatic.mlblogs.com

  2. pinstripepride3

    I also held out hope until last night. The Red Sox have had some historic collapses in the past, and the Yankees have made some pretty miraculous comebacks. “It ain’t over till it’s over.” Now it’s over. It’s depressing – not to the point where I would do something as drastic as attending a Seal concert – but I had really gotten used to October baseball. Anyway, the current Yankees have experienced something virtually unprecedented. Babe Ruth and Lou Gehrig didn’t make the post-season every year of their careers. Neither did Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, or even Yogi Berra. I think this year will make Jeter, Rivera, and Posada really appreciate what they’ve had. Now let’s hope the Yankees make the right moves in the off-season and everybody stays healthy next year so they can start a new run.

  3. steve_t

    Sorry, Jane, but this year’s team just didn’t have it. I do give them credit for finishing strong and not just falling apart entirely. The bats were there, but the pitching–even if the Yanks had made it to October–would have not stood up to the rest of the contenders. It would have been a different year if Wang wasn’t hurt, but even then, the Yanks need a new ace and I’m sure they’ll have one (CC?) or two (Ben Sheets?) in time for next season.


  4. redstatebluestate

    Ah yes, Seal, the envy of heterosexual men the world over. What I’d give to be Seal for one day… just ONE day! If all you could think about was Jeter while watching Seal, be sure that all I could think about is Heidi Klum. Ah… now I need a distraction myself 😉

  5. Jane Heller

    Where to begin (sigh). Just woke up to an email from a Sox fan who said he wasn’t going to gloat and then proceeded to gloat (the curse of A-Rod, our old and decrepit players, blah blah). I’m not liking this day so far.

    V- You’re right. There’s next year. Pitchers and catchers report on Feb 14th. Just around the corner. In the meantime we can blog our little hearts out.

    LOL, pinstripepride. Going to that Seal concert was a pretty drastic way to distract myself. Every song sounded the same and he kind of phoned it in. But I do take heart in the fact that the great players you mention didn’t always make the playoffs. It was unrealistic to think this team would make it through.

    Greg, congratulations to you and your team. They got it done, even with all the injuries. The Pawtucket Pipeline just kept producing new stars and now they’re playing in October. Lucky you!!!!!

    Hey, Jeff. Funny you mention Heidi Klum. It was hilarious during the concert because Seal does this thing where he goes to the edge of the stage and holds hands with different screaming, love struck women. He stares into their eyes and sings to them and they practically faint. I’m sitting there going, “Do you girls really think you stand a chance with him? Have you seen Heidi?”

  6. Skip

    Hi Jane! Yeah, after all of the tears from Sunday night, it’s sad that the Yankees aren’t in the playoffs. I saw Jeter’s comments on ESPN. He said that they weren’t good enough… I thought they were a good team. Anyways, cheer up! There is always next year. I can’t see them out of it for two years in row!
    Take Care!

  7. Jane Heller

    Yeah, Skip, Jeter said it all: The Yankees just weren’t good enough this year. The irony is that they just won their 7th straight game and have been playing really well. Too little, too late. But as you say, there’s always next year – both for the Yankees and the Tigers!

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