Every year since 1982 and throughout the life of the last Busch stadium that the St Louis Cardinals have played my family and many close friends had a tradition of going to every Cardinals home opener. My family gave up their season tickets when the latest Busch stadium opened and, instead of going to the home opener, we generally now pick a game within the first couple weeks to attend. One other tradition we’ve started in the past few years is for my Dad, brother and I to all have a guys night out and take in one of the games. This year was a special treat since we got to attend the Cardinals / Yankees game. I’ve never gotten to see the New York Yankees play before plus Derek Jeter has always been a favorite player of mine and this would be the only chance to get to see him play live before his retirement at the end of this season.
Every time Jeter came up to the plate for an at bat, he got a standing ovation from the fans at Busch stadium. The first time he was at bat was especially cool because Yadier Molina, the Cardinals catcher walked away from behind the plate towards the pitchers mound to allow Jeter and the fans a chance to give Derek all the respect he’s deserved & earned over his 20 years in the Majors.
During his last at bat of the second game of the series against the Cardinals, I was able to catch the scoreboard with Jeter’s picture.
I think the Cardinals did pretty well against the legendary team from New York. The first game in the series went to the Yankees but they had to go 12 innings to do it. Game 2, which I got to see with my Dad and brother was a 6-0 shutout complements of Cardinals pitcher Lance Lynn who pitched the entire game and it was Lance’s first shutout since his pitching days in college. According to my smartphone, the Yankees took game three of the series 7-4.
Gotta tip my hat to The Captain. Ever since the late 90s, I’ve always thought that if I lived in New York and could be anybody then I would want to be Derek Jeter. 🙂
Week 6 Weigh-In
Last week, I was the lightest I’ve been since the start of my 2nd 12 week session and this morning, i was the heaviest I’ve been.
It’s amazing how much damage can be done in a couple days. I did notice there was no shortage of sodium in those two pizzas I had late Tuesday night or in the couple cans of Spaghetti & Meatballs I had yesterday. Oh, I did not run yesterday either so, in order to keep with the program I’ll need to get out today, tomorrow and Saturday. In a way, I was a bit curious at how my attitude might change from putting this particular blog up prior to my run and how I might be thinking afterwards. I have to be careful not to delude myself into thinking everything is lost so as to use that as an excuse not to get back up on that horse again and pick up from where I left off.
After Monday’s 1hr 16min run I figured I’d stick more closely to the prescribed 25 minute runs the rest of the week to help aid in recovery and was thinking about doing something like 2 miles with reverse splits. At the very least, it’s time I take 10 steps and keep moving forward.