Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Time flies when you're having fun: final day of baseball's regular season

Although it kinda feels like the MLB season just started, today is the final day of baseball's regular season - that is, unless the New York Yankees lose today and the Baltimore Orioles win, in which case it would force a one-game tie-breaker, which would be considered part of the regular season. They're both guaranteed to be in the postseason - it's still a matter of who goes in as winner of the division and who goes in as a wild card. It's kind of exciting that on the last day of the season, wins and losses still matter.

Anyway, I went to a record (for me) number of games at Yankee Stadium this year - versus the Twins (and my fake boyfriend Joe Mauer) back in April, versus Boston, the Orioles, and Indians over the summer, and then versus the Orioles again Labor Day weekend - it was my first New York-Boston series in years, but who knew I would see them play twice the team they're ending up fighting tooth and nail down to the very last day to clinch the division - not their normal rivals up in New England, but the Orioles. (By the way, I'm sure I've mentioned it before, but the very first Yankee game I went to was versus the Orioles, except it wasn't at Yankee Stadium, it was down in Camden Yards.) And, I got to be a part of the Bleacher Creatures' roll call for the first time ever and it was a blast!

So I thought it would be fun to look back at my summer of baseball, in photos. If your team has made it to the post season, good luck! If not, you can root for my team...or just be glad that it's also football season!

June 27, 2012: New York Yankees v. Cleveland Indians

June 27, 2012: C'mon, Yanks!

July 28, 2012: Yankee Stadium...and that sky is looking a little foreboding...

July 28, 2012: Inside Yankee Stadium

July 28, 2012: Yay! At my first Yankees-Red Sox game in years!

July 28, 2012: And my first New York-Boston game in years will have to wait a little longer as the tarp comes out and the sky threatens...

July 28, 2012: Ruh-roh...storm clouds rolling in over Yankee Stadium.

July 28, 2012: Two hour rain! This baseball fan girl is not a happy camper, even though I had the forethought to buy a New York Yankees poncho...

July 28, 2012: Jon Lester warms up on a wet field while Yankees fans heckle him.

July 28, 2012: Yankee Stadium, y'all.

Aug. 1, 2012: New York Yankees v. Baltimore Orioles, from my view as a Bleacher Creature. This game started on time but it started raining during...thank God I brought my Yankees poncho with me!

Sept. 2, 2012: New York Yankees v. Baltimore Orioles game with Sam, Suzy, and Matt...a great way to end the summer!

Sept. 2, 2012: Nick Swisher at bat.

Sept. 2, 2012: At Yankee Stadium with my fiance Sam.

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