Monday, July 19, 2010


It's no secret that I'm a Yankees fan.
And a Jeter fan.
Lawyer Boy invited Dave and me to the Big Apple for Old Timers' Day.
I have always wanted to go to Old Timers Day.
See legends of baseball.
Bob Sheppard, "The Voice of Yankee Stadium"
passed away last week at the age of 99.
And yet, despite his age, he will be forever young.
And wise.
A sage. A gentle man.
Derek Jeter has a clause in his contract that says
as long as he's a Yankee, he'll be announced
by Bob Sheppard. There's something intrinsically
awesome about the way Bob says:

Bob with a younger A-Rod... Bob often came to the dugout
to chat with players. He loved baseball. He often said, "Some people go to work. I go to a game."
Genteel. Precise. Concise. Correct.

I love the NYPD. We saw patrols, beat cops,
stadium security, and had the privilege to chat with
a security detail at the Federal Reserve on Maiden Lane.
The love of New York, its people, its sports.
Of course I asked him to keep an eye on Zach for me.
He assured me he would.
Wink, wink...

She has a great smile, doesn't she?
This is Dave.
With two (2) pretzels. TWO.
610 Calories each. I know. I read it on the sign.
Do you see how skinny he is?
Life is not fair.
George Steinbrenner and Rudy Giuliani.
The tribute to George on Friday night was
And I forgot my camera because we were late getting
into the city.
But it was truly wonderful. Yeah, I know what you think.
How lovable could he have been?
But for all his tough-guy ways, he was a man
who liked to win and could laugh at himself.
He expected people to do their best.
Sometimes he expected that loudly.
But doing your best is never a bad concept.
George Steinbrenner.
Bob Sheppard.
We're gonna miss you guys.


  1. I have a confession to make: I'm going to my first baseball game this weekend. Little league games don't count. It's not a major league, but minor minor league just over the border from us. We received free tickets from church, so I told Hubby I wanted to go for writing research. :D

  2. Lisa!!!

    How fun that will be! Dave and I keep trying to plan a night to get out to a Batavia Muckdogs game....

    It's such a treat to watch these guys play in A, AA and Triple-A ball.

    Have fun. Think of me. And by all means, eat a hot dog... Or a burger. Ice cream, CrackerJacks...

    Sweet, my friend!

  3. I love visiting New York City through you, Ruthy-babe!

    I'm a Rockies fan, but I must confess, I've never been to a live game. Just not sports fanatic enough to go with the crowd, I guess.

    Never been to a professional football or basketball game either.

    I'm a mess.

    BUT, I love ice hockey and I have been to hockey games. Does that redeem me???

    Sorry for New York's loss in Bob Sheppard and George Steinbrenner. They will be missed.

    Thanks for the peek into the rowdy side of Ruthy : )