I made a video last night talking about how I was going to take melatonin because it was the only way I could stop thinking about the game. The easiest way to pass the time was to be asleep. Kind of like when I did a juice cleanse. During that week I learned the best cure for hunger is being asleep. If we can't send food to those starving kids in Africa we should at least send them some melatonin gummies or warm milk. Sleep is the cure for everything. Especially tiredness.
Well, I couldn't actually fall asleep at 5 pm. I had to record a podcast about the movie Battle of the Sexes and then record a podcast about the show Outlander.
Once those were recorded and edited and posted you bet your ass I ate those gummies though. Popped them in and masticated them nice and slow because in my brain if you chew them slowly they work better. Did I get a good nights sleep though?
No. No I did not.
I first woke up at 2 in the morning. I thought maybe it was 5 and I could just get up and stay up. Nope. It was 2. I had slept for two hours. Then I woke up at 4:30. That means it was 7:30 on the east coast and the day had started for Yankee fans in New York. News could be coming out! Game info could be getting reported and I could be missing it. Fuck! I tossed and turned in bed for the next two hours, checking twitter every twenty minutes for updates.
Once word got out that Sano might not be on the roster I popped up and got some coffee. News was being released and I wasn't about to miss any of it. Wasn't able to sleep anyway.
After posting that video to twitter it was nice to find out I was not alone. It seems no Yankee fans were able to sleep last night. A collective group of people tossing and turning all night with excitement and fear. Sports!
While drinking my morning coffee and putting together some promo clips for the Talkin' Outlander podcast the Yanks dropped there roster on me. There were no big surprises. CC was a shocker to me. He is on two days rest so I didn't think they would include him, as I thought there is no way he is available. Sweeny Murit pointed out that CC is lights out against Joe Mauer though (.129 BA with 20 strikeouts). CC may be on short rest but he is available for one batter if we need him to shut down Mauer.
The Waiting Game
Once the roster was announced I knew I had to get to work right away. The quicker I clock in the quicker I can clock out. I'm in California so the game stars at 5:00pm. I already made sure I can go in early to get off at 4. My real goal was to get in early enough to clock out at 3:30. A panic of sorts set in to get the fuck to the office. I hastily made the bed per my girlfriends request (Making the bed is one of the dumbest things you can waste your time doing. Making your girlfriend happy is one of the smartest things you can waste your time doing though).
In the car I couldn't even put on my regular scheduled podcasts. I tried. I couldn't focus on what they were saying. It didn't matter to me at all. Not today. So I drove in silence like a fucking maniac. I played out every scenario. I swallowed some puke. I cried some tears of joy. I felt every emotion that I may possibly feel tonight. It was wild. It was a rush. I stopped at the coffee shop to get some more coffee because jitters feed the jitters. I'm flying high and I can't risk a come down right now. If this energy drops I may die.
It was it the coffee shop that I came up with the plan. The formula for victory. I had to share it with everyone. Here it is...
Plan for the Day
Until the lineup gets posted we are at a standstill. Once that comes out we can react to that and talk about it in depth. Then it's a standstill again until first pitch.
During the game, I will be tweeting, trying to post gifs, and maybe even go live on periscope sometimes. Mostly, I will be trying to contain myself and doing some dumb superstitious shit to help the Yanks win.
If the Yankees win, I will do my best to cover the clubhouse celebration both on twitter and the blog. When that ends Jake and I will hop on the mics and record a Talkin Yanks podcast. I will try to post that late tonight. The latest would be tomorrow morning.
If the Yankees lose, Jake and I will hop on the mics to record a very short and very sad podcast that will be posted whenever I get to it. If ever. Then I will go lay in my bed and continuously let my girlfriend know there is nothing she can do to cheer me up as I pop melatonin gummy after melatonin gummy into my mouth.
I like the Yankees, watching TV shows and talking about stuff.
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