Mother Knows Best

I watched today’s game at my mother’s house in Westchester. It was our last visit before I fly back to California in the morning and yet I sat there and yelled at the TV. It was painful to watch the Yankees get swept in Texas, and I couldn’t help myself. After it was all over and I’d vented, I asked Mom for words of wisdom. I’m nervous about the series in Tampa and will be on a plane for the start of tomorrow night’s opener. I needed guidance. Luckily, I received some.
(Sorry about the dark shadows. If I knew what I was doing, I would have turned on another light!)
Cheers to you, Mom.


  1. wetfeet

    Not here to glote I have been away for a while but just keep in mind the RANGERS will be back in the playoffs. Hope next week is better for you! I know it hard to lose I have been a RANGER fan for 38 years!


    This was a tough tough series but like mommy says… you do have to find strength in the past. Hopefully we will be able to get a couple of wins to get our cushion back. PS I just found your blog and I think it is just wonderful!

  3. yankeefansarah

    Thanks for another video, Jane. Your Mom is right, and she’s very wise. Although, I wish I could be as relaxed as her after a loss! Sure… now I’m cooled down, but after getting sweeped? Not so much.
    I’m not going to lie, the tough schedule ahead worries me. But the way the Yankees have been playing is very unlike them. They’re obviously in a funk, but hopefully they’ll leave that in Texas and start playing the way we know the can. Beating Tampa won’t be easy, but if everyone starts getting hot at the same time, we can do it!

  4. Jane Heller

    Hey there, wetfeet. I know you must be happy the way your Rangers have been playing, not just this weekend but all season long. They’re going to be very tough in the playoffs.

    Glad you found the blog, markamartini. My mom’s advice about remembering the past was helpful. The past two games were about bad luck. Today’s game was about being outplayed. Hopefully CC will right the ship tomorrow night.

    You’re welcome, Sarah. I wish I could be relaxed too after a bummer like today. It was just an awful weekend, baseball wise, and the injuries to Gardner and Swisher are a concern. But we are still in first place – by a hair but still!


    Holy sh!t, you’re mom is so cool. That made me feel a lot better. I do admit, I didn’t see most of the game, I was geared up for some football and baby back ribs, but I do know a great start by Mostly was wasted and then they crumbled into oblivion…. but at least the Giants won ๐Ÿ˜€ What does/did your mom do for a living? She sounds like a great coach. Maybe she should be in the dugout before all of Girardi’s hair falls out. ๐Ÿ˜› What made me feel sort of better is it’s halfway through September and that was our first at being swept. Not bad. Thinking positive all ready! Thanks Jane’s mom! ๐Ÿ˜€

  6. mikeeff

    you know what? She really did make me feel better. She as wise as she is lovely. I’m always happy when you share her with us. xo

  7. Jane Heller

    You’re already forsaking the Yankees for football, seindsfeld? No wonder we lost. (Just kidding.) Glad my mother made you feel better. She used to be a teacher, so she’s used to giving lectures. HAHA. Before yesterday, the Yanks were the only team not to be swept on the road, so that milestone is gone. But we’re still clinging to first place for the moment, so that’s positive.

    Aw, that’s sweet, Mike. I’ll be sure to tell her you said that. We do have to remember that our Yankees are champs and are very capable of bouncing back. Don’t ask me how right now, but maybe with CC out there we have a chance.

  8. Jane Heller

    Anyone who’d like to come here and interview my mother would enjoy the gig, Melissa. Will listen to all offers! I, too, hope Yankee fans show up at the Trop. They usually do. Our guys need support right now, so a little cheering and rocking wouldn’t hurt at all. Root hard for me for the first few innings as I’ll be on the plane and won’t start listening until I get on the ground in CA.


    I just love your mom! She really is wonderful. You need to find someone who lives near her who can interview her more often for the blog – she always cheers us up.

    Right now, the Yankees are reminding me of this guy

    Parts fall off, things get put in different places, but somehow, in the long run it all works out.

    That was a tough series to lose. This home stand is going to be so important. Hope the fans get the house rocking and pump the team up.



    I thought they were away so I checked the schedule and dumb me, I read it wrong so I thought they were home. Ooops!

    Sorry Renegade, but I HATE the Trop. I think who ever designed it has never even seen a baseball game. I guess they wanted to make it able to withstand hurricanes, but the design is just awful. The catwalks that interfere with play, the top that everyone loses fly balls in. Yuck!



    Now I see what I did wrong – I looked at next week’s schedule and then they ARE home against TB.

    Hang on to your hats folks, it’s going to be a wild ride!


  12. Jane Heller

    Jeff, my mother’s nightly pre-dinner ritual is a half a glass of sherry with two ice cubes – her “cocktail.” lol. She is the bomb.

    Nope, the Yanks are in FL for this series, Meliisa, and what concerns me isn’t the catwalk thing but the turf. We’ve got guys who are banged up already and don’t need more wear and tear. But that’s what September baseball is about – survival of the fittest.

  13. raysrenegade

    I wouldn’t worry about the series in Tampa, the Tampa Yankees are playing in the FSL playoffs and look in control right now. But the series in St. Pete will just be the first step in the plan of either team to take control of the AL East.
    The Rays play the Yankees home and away in 7 of the next 10 games. It is for ultimate control of the pennat,and to choose who we want to face in the first round of the playoffs.
    Loser gets the Twins…Winner gets the Rangers ( basedon current standings).

    Rays Renegade


    Hope you are safely back in CA. Your mom is a very wise woman and she has such a calming effect. I love your interviews with her.
    Joe Girardi said at the beginning of the year that it was all going to come down to September, and he was right. I never lose faith in my “beloved” Yankees, but it’s nerve wracking to watch. I’ve been focused on tennis the past few days, and it’s been a good distraction from baseball.

  15. Jane Heller

    First of all, Renegade, you’ll be pleased to hear that I’m at JFK right now waiting for my plane to board and there’s a guy nearby wearing a Rays cap! About this series, you’re right – it isn’t for all the marbles as it looks like we’ll both be playing in October. But it’ll be nerve wracking nonethless.

  16. Jane Heller

    Not back yet, Freya. I’m flying out this afternoon. Thanks for the kind words about my mom. She does have a calming effect. Tennis has been a good distraction so I was disappointed about yesterday’s rainout. I’m hoping to watch the match on the plane since Jet Blue has the TVs.

  17. devilabrit

    I can’t believe you were cursing where your Mum could hear you.. shame on you… LOL whats a little scarier is that series with the Rangers could be a preview of a post season matchup or this one coming up in Tampa… the East is the place for fun and excitment during the remainder of the season…


    Phillies Outside

  18. rrrt

    Jane, you’re probably in mid-flight as I type this. Hope it is non-turbulent! Sorry about yesterday’s loss, I did try to squeeze in that extra wish for you, but I guess it was not to be (the other two parts came true, like Meat Loaf says, “two out of three ain’t bad”).
    Rants, Raves, and Random Thoughts

  19. Jane Heller

    She did survive Jane Hellion, Paul. And she still likes me. Imagine.

    The matchup in Tampa was an exciting one tonight, Peter. I agree that the action is in the East.

    I’m home now, Sue. The flight was very smooth (yay). I appreciate your wishing for me on your birthday. We can’t always get what we want though. Sigh.

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