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G91: Rangers lose slugfest to Yankees, 11-10

I was at this game. Going there I thought it was going to be bad. Yankee games are always bad because of the jackass contingent of Yankee fans that always turn up. To that, I did get some amusement out of saying “Non All Star Derek Jeter” (thanks for that Tom!). But the weather ended up not being bad at all, in fact there was a nice breeze going, which was a surprise for mid July. I even wasn’t irritated by the Yankee fans cheering for their people – but I did get a chuckle out of the extra emphasis that Chuck Morgan put on the announcement of “don’t be an idiot in the stands” (my words). That announcement only seems to be used when Yankee fans are in the house.
The game itself was surprisingly good, even if there wasn’t a lot of (good) pitching on either side. Let’s face it, with a game that had a total of 338 pitches and 11 pitchers, you know it’s not going to be great statswise. But it was one of those games that went back and forth and back and forth. I don’t know exactly how many times the lead changed hands, but it was a couple.
I tend to like games that go back and forth like that. I detest games when we get behind 7-0 right away. Even if we come back from a deficit like that, I’d much rather the game be close all the way, even if we lose.
This was game two where Jason Botts rotts on the bench. I wish we had a formal position for him to come up to.
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