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Yankees at Seattle, July 2012

Joni and Derek at Safeco Field, July 25, 2012

Joni and Derek at Safeco Field, July 25, 2012

For as many years as I can remember, Joni and I have been going to Seattle when the Yankees are in town, which is either once or twice a year.  In early March, single-game tickets go on sale online for the Mariners and one of us is assigned the task of being on the web getting tickets.  This year (every year? 🙂 ) it was Joni’s turn, and she got us some amazing seats behind home plate for the games on Tuesday night and Wednesday afternoon.  It was a perfect few days in Seattle – great food, great weather, great baseball including Ichiro’s 2nd and 3rd game in a Yankee uniform, and an Internet radio station DJ as our friend and seatmate.

Until next year.  Go Yankees!

Yankees clinch their spot in 2011 MLB Playoffs

I’m super-excited that the Yankees have clinched a spot in the 2011 playoffs. Their magic number is now 2 in order to clinch the American League East, and then a few more to clinch best record in the American League which will give them home field advantage for the AL Championship. I also really like how they have chosen not to celebrate this milestone – they are waiting to celebrate until when they clinch the East – which could happen later tonight.

I’m torn about one thing though. The Yankees have 8 games left in the season – 5 against the Rays and 3 against the Red Sox. The Rays are now 2 games behind the Red Sox for the AL Wild Card. The only realistic way that the Rays will overtake the Red Sox is if they win most of the games left against the Yankees. This is borderline heartbreaking.

Go Yankees!

UPDATE:
Yankees sweep the Rays today and Red Sox lost, so we are the AL East division winners!

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