The Yankees have found a new way to annoy me. They have done everything possible to make these games painfully slow. Andy Pettitte throwing to first every other pitch, Jose Molina visiting A.J. Burnett at the mound 15 times in a game, everyone visiting CC Sabathia at every opportunity - anything goes.
As if baseball games weren't slow enough already. I love baseball, it's always been my favorite sport, but something needs to be done. Every year I hear the idea of keeping batters in the box between pitches discussed, and it never happens. I can play a round of golf in less time than it takes half of these games to be played.
Game 4 is in the bottom of the 7th inning, and on top of the Yankees being on the verge of taking complete command of the series, the game is three hours old already. You can bet it's not going to speed up in the last two innings as Girardi and Manuel start shuffling guys in from the bullpen. Yawn.
Dagger (noun) forms - daggered, daggerous, daggerface. 1. A crushing and deflating moment that turns possible victory into certain defeat, mimicking the feeling of a dull blade piercing your gut. ex. That third and 19 the Eagles converted was such a dagger. (verb) forms - to dagger, daggering. 1. The act of metaphorically shoving a blade into someone's gut. ex. I'm going to dagger you with this putt right now. Dinosaur (noun) 1. Any sports analyst who clings to outdated and useless strategies, statistics or ideas. ex. Did you see that dinosaur LaRussa bunt his number three hitter last night?
Legend (noun) forms -legendary, legending, legendarity. 1. Any person who has done something notable, even once. ex. Jim asked that girl out for the 7th time yesterday and she finally said yes. What a legend.
Meaty (adj.) forms - meated, meatness. 1. A positive description of something containing a lot of substance or worth. ex. Tiger Woods has been known to hit some meaty drives.
Slinging (verb) forms: Slinger, slung, slingy. 1. The act of doing pretty much anything well, especially while you're doing it well. ex. Kobe was slinging bombs from everywhere last night.
Watching the Notebook (verb) 1. Spending time with your girlfriend, usually instead of doing something you'd actually like to be doing. ex. Are you going to be a man and hang out for the game tonight? Or are you going to be watching the notebook again?