Thursday, December 18, 2008

I can't wait for April...

And I can't believe I haven't mentioned this on my blog until now (but since today is the day it becomes "official," I guess it's a good day to mention it) -- C.C. Sabathia is a Yankee!!!! Yes, that's right, my pitching man-god is doing the only other thing he can possibly do to make me love him even more -- he's coming to New York! YES!!

I am seriously excited about this (in case that wasn't already evident). The Yankees have had rather lackluster pitching for years now, but the upcoming season is looking promising to me. We now not only have Sabathia, but also A.J. Burnett. And if Wang and Joba can stay healthy (and, in Joba's case, out of trouble...) we might actually have a really decent pitching rotation this year. This could be a great start to the New Yankee Stadium era...

For those who may not have been reading my blog very long, I have had the privilege (privilege?? Privilege might be the wrong word... :)) of playing fantasy baseball the last three years with a bunch of really great guys. (You can read about some of that here, here, here or here.) They were nice enough to allow a girl to infiltrate their world of statistics and averages and RBIs and ERAs -- and while I've been a baseball fan since I was about thirteen years old, I've learned even more about different teams and players over the past few years. If it hadn't been for my foray into the world of fantasy baseball, I'd probably be a lot less excited about the Sabathia news... because I wouldn't have had him on my team for three years in a row and seen all the complete game shutouts he pitched...

So now I'm off to tune my TV to the YES network so I can watch the Sabathia/Burnett news conference... GO YANKEES!!!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

lisa,

Yes it is a dawning of a new era where pitching dominates and well maybe another bat (Manny?) might help bring in another Championship in the new stadium. GO YANKEES!!!

njhousecat09

Lisa said...

Yeah! I'm hoping we can come up again sometime this year and go to a game at the new stadium... can't wait to see it... :)

Georgie B said...

FYI: Die hard New York Mets fan.

Only one in my unit at work.

One boss is a abnormal Yankees fan (wants to write them off whenever they lose more than two games in a row), the other is a rational Red Sox fan.

Lisa said...

That must make for some interesting conversations during baseball season... :)

Well, I have some good friends who are Mets fans... I even have some good friends who are Red Sox fans (I can't believe they're still my friends... :)). The key is knowing how to be a gracious winner AND a gracious loser -- then all of us Mets/Yankees/Red Sox fans can get along... (more or less... ;))

Jannie said...

Wow, you quite the girl, Girl!!

I'm a Yankees fan too, of course, albeit it from afar and not too actively involved.

Georgie B said...

Most definitely.

Haven't really followed last couple of seasons like I used to, but there might be hope for this season.

Louie the cab driver said...

ANSKY!!!

Lisa said...

You know, I had to Google that to figure out what you were talking about -- that ad is hilarious. Found it on You Tube... :)

Brett said...

English and lost after the first sentence

Miles McClagan said...

As my states new Fantasy NFL champion, I should stick my toe into baseball...I don't even have a team I support, it seems like a daunting task, but if I can do it in NFL, I can do it in baseball!