I know I promised to write about my trip to Yankee Stadium for Thursday's playoff game, but I got caught up with some other things to do before today's game and now I'm just drained. Between not getting much sleep lately, very long car rides on consecutive days and back-to-back Red Sox losses, I'm about out of energy.
So, I'll just say that I had a good time on the trip. Yankee Stadium is something to behold during the playoffs. As intense as the two regular season New York-Boston games I went to at Yankee Stadium this year were, Thursday's game was an all together different animal.
I met some very nice Yankees fans and, of course, I met some absolute jerks. I wore my Boston hat and my Red Sox road jersey, but I didn't really get taunted until after the Yankees had won the game.
Now, I'm just going to try to enjoy the rest of the sporting day -- game four of the NLCS and a few interesting college football games -- and hope that John Burkett can pull off something magical and/or the Red Sox hitters can pound David Wells into submission tomorrow.
Who knows, maybe Wells will take the Tim Hudson approach to preparing for a playoff start at Fenwar Park. Actually, now that I think about it, I might tell my players they're not allowed to leave the hotel tonight if I were Joe Torre. As there are in every big city, there are a lot of stupid people in Boston and they're going to be ticked off after everything that happened today. I wouldn't want to think about what might happen if some drunk idiots spotted a couple of Yankees players.