Monday, May 25, 2009

Yankees-Rangers time

Today starts a big week. Not only could this be Cynthia’s next-to-last week on her job (if you’ve been tracking Cynthia’s retirement like me as I said in last week’s blogs), we’re going to see the Rangers and Yankees play at The Ballpark in Arlington and visit with our friends, Jim and Gwen Patterson, today. The day started with brunch at Cracker Barrel, where we met Jim and Gwen before we went to the ball park.

The Yankees weren’t out to a very good start, especially for all the big bucks they spent before the season began, and considering the once-reliable Mariano Rivera hasn’t been so reliable, but they did just complete a great home stand to move within two games of the AL East lead.. I’m not as big a fan as I once was. I still watch them on the “big screen” whenever they’re on, but not nearly as much on the computer, although I have subscribed this season to MLB.TV and a recent eight-game winning streak is slowly getting my interest again. I only did that in case they come out of their doldrums and start winning. Some pundits might call that being a front-runner?

Jim’s team, the Rangers, however, is out to a pretty good start, despite losing three games in a row late last week. Nolan Ryan’s leadership has injected something into them, apparently, and I’m not talking anything illegal, either. They have developed a winning attitude, some good pitching and second baseman Ian Kinsler is off to a fantastic start. The Rangers are young with the likes of Kinsler, catcher Jarrold Saltamaccia, first baseman Chris Davis and shortstop Elvis Andrus among others. Texas is actually in first place in their division.

We spent Cynthia’s birthday weekend in Seguin , this past weekend, with her son, Michael, and his wife, Ora, who recently were married. That was some quality time together, which we are going to spending a little more of in just a week or two. But whose counting? Right!


At May 25, 2009 at 11:38 AM , Blogger Bill Hinds said...

Hey John,

Have ya noticed the Tigers?!

At May 25, 2009 at 8:16 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

John, enjoyed seeing you and Cynthia today. Good to see that you both are doing well. Enjoyed going to the game, but didn't enjoy seeing your Yankees pound our Rangers 11-1. As Cub fans say, there's always next year. - Jim


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