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It Hasn’t Gone As They Planned

Planning is a good thing in most cases. After all, it has been said that those who fail to plan, plan to fail. I suppose this is a  generally accepted statement. But in the world of sports, perhaps as nowhere else, plans oftentimes do not go  according to plan.

Latest case in point concerns the opening games at the new Yankee Stadium, built right across 161st street from its 86 year old predecessor. Brief history lesson. The Yankees won the first game in the old Stadium  with a fellow named Ruth hitting a home run. For a variety of reasons, the old ballpark became universally known as the house that Ruth Built.

On Thursday, April 16, the Yankees opened their new home with much pomp and circumstance and Yankee heroes from the past, including Yogi Berra. They then proceeded to lose 10-2, awful, terrible, right. They followed this up  with a  win before Black Saturday arrived.

Yes ,it was bad, 22-4 bad with negative records being set for really negative things. Yankees.com did not shut down or fade to black and all of the comments were not negative- amazing, is it not?

The good things about baseball is that there is another game and one loss is only one loss. For Chien-Ming- Wang and rookie Anthony Claggett  it will alas, be a  day to remember for all the wrong reasons. I am certainly glad I don’t get as  vexed as I used to, otherwise the vex meter would have blown a gasket.

Cheer up, all is not bleak in the world. I hear that Obama is making nice with Hugo Chavez, really? Did he plan that?

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April 18, 2009 - Posted by | Sports | , , , , , , , ,

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  1. […] Just Kelly created an interesting post today on It Hasn’t Gone As They PlannedHere’s a short outline…opening games at the new Yankee Stadium, built right across 161st street … baseball is that there is another game and one loss is only one […]

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  2. Toronto and Florida may be the best teams right now, but it’s a long, long season. Not sure what the President going to a Latin American Summit and being nice to Latin American leaders has to do with anything, though.

    Comment by sole4sail | April 18, 2009 | Reply


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