Wednesday, July 05, 2006

The Yankees One

When I was younger, the Cleveland Indians were pretty terrible. They would lose 95-105 games a year, often in embarrassing fashion. I was about 4 years old, my brother OD 12 or so, and he would often say things like, "Guess what, Ezzie? The Indians won!" I'd get excited, and then he'd continue somberly "but the other team had five, so they lost." [One/won, get it?] It wasn't very nice, but it's a tradition he has used both ways for the last 20 years.

Yesterday was a bit of a hectic day. I drove to one wedding in Brooklyn, then came back here to get Serach, drove to the Westmount Country Club in NJ for a wedding, then drove back through the city as the fireworks ended. The WCC is stunning, the wedding was incredible, and you've rarely seen a happier couple, but more on that later.

My brother called while we were in the car, having just been sent back around because they closed off the 34th street entrance to the Midtown Tunnel. Serach took the phone (there were cops everywhere) and says, "OD says the Yankees won." I had told OD that the Indians would take at least three of four, and was sure they would win with Jake Westbrook pitching against Shawn Chacon, so I was shocked. Then she said, "he said something about the Indians 19." I started cracking up and celebrating while Serach was confused. "I don't understand, he said the Yankees won?!" It took a couple tries to explain that, but she got it. Meanwhile, the important point is this:

On George Steinbrenner's birthday, the Indians handed the Yankees their most lopsided road loss ever. This is the second time in two years the Indians set a record; they beat them 22-0 in New York 2 years ago. And as we all know, there is almost nothing more enjoyable than beating the crap out of the Yankees. :)