Well, there’s not much to say about the game today in that there wasn’t one. A lovely thick band of rain swept down across the mid-Atlantic states up through New England for much of the day and into the afternoon. Of course, it’s not raining as I write this, but as I write this the team is on their way to Baltimore for their next series. And there’s more rain on the way. So with no hope of seeing a break long enough to play even 5 innings, the higher-ups officially postponed the game that would’ve been the sweep over Toronto once again. Somebody across the border was praying for a break in the momentum. It won’t work in the long run. The Yankees are still a better team, and I’m not saying that because I’m a Yankees fan or have personal issues with Toronto’s fan base. I’m saying this because the Yankees are a better team than Toronto.
I wasn’t expecting an off day so I don’t have anything fun planned. I have been trying to plan interesting bits for off day, but they require more than just watching a game and writing about it. My next off-day is Thursday, and I’m not done with that one yet to post it. You know, being spontaneously fun, interesting, or prepared (read: researched an actual topic and formed a decisive opinion that I think people would actually want to spend their time reading) isn’t something you can just conjure up on a whim. If you haven’t written anything long-term and/or on a daily basis outside of your own personal journal, you probably don’t understand that. But it’s not the easiest thing to come up with interesting topics to talk about.
Not to say that I don’t have opinions about things. No, I have too many opinions about things, and only about a third of them are baseball-related. In fact, I was just talking with someone today about many baseball-related aspects, but none of it suits the blog today. Well, at least the blog that I’m trying to keep positive and respectful and in due honor to the pinstriped players and their legacy and tradition.
In fact, perhaps my biggest deterrent to writing just any old opinion on baseball on here is because of how much is already out there like that. I don’t want to be just one more voice in the noise; I want to be different and do justice to the team, the fans, and the sport in general. I do hope I’ve done that so far, but I also do hope to add my (shall we call it) appropriately directed opinions again.
As far as the make-up for the rain out, the next time the team meets is August 20-22 in the Bronx and both teams just happen to have the day before (August 19th) off, so I could foresee that as being the most logical day to make-up the game. Make-up games have to be made up during the regular season at the scheduled team’s home stadium, and as a consideration for both teams, they are usually scheduled on a mutual off day — like we saw this past Monday with the doubleheader in Cleveland.
In the mean time, we have to amuse ourselves with dreams of October, which continues to seem closer and closer within our reach. Yes, it’s still May, but remember where the Yankees were supposed to be? And now, we’re still in 1st place, a game ahead of Boston, 4 over Baltimore (our next hurdle) and Tampa (the one after that), and 10 over Toronto (who are doing an excellent job of holding up the bottom of the division). I’m okay with 1st place, and the Yankees have a tendency to grab onto 1st and hang on for dear life all the way to the end of the season, like they did for most of 2012.