Wow, I’ve all but neglected this blog since late August. I feel so horrible about neglecting the seven people who read this Mickey Mouse blog I work on.
So what have I been up to since my last entry on August 18th? Take a look:
SCHOOL: I went back to school on 9/13, spending most of my hiatus buried in schoolwork. Normally I’d be complaining about the million other things I’d rather do, but I actually like my classes for this semester (only taking three classes instead of four). I’m looking to have a strong semester this Fall, and it requires my full focus as I go for that degree.
WORK: I’ve also spent a good amount of time making that money at the Stadium. From the epically awesome Jay-Z/Eminem concert (cool to see Em bring out Dr. Dre and Jay bring out Mary J. Blige, as well as B.O.B. blazing the stage) to this past Saturday’s ALDS clincher, it’s been a crazy month and a half — and hopefully we’ll be celebrating World Series #28 in November. Don’t I look excited?
INTERVIEW: For those of you that don’t follow me on Twitter or Facebook, I gave an interview for Craig Mahoney’s Pinstriped Podcast (one of the better Yankee podcasts on the internet) in preparation for the playoffs. I talk about how I got hired to work at the Stadium and give my thoughts on how the postseason will play out. You’ll wanna check this out for the pure entertainment value — it also features fellow Yankees fans and bloggers Vinny Milano from Bronx Bound with Bald Vinny and Ross Sheingold from NYY Stadium Insider.
And how can I forget the two awesome tweet-ups* I was involved with in the span of a week? Although the first one saw the Yankees-Red Sox game get postponed a day, it was still cool to see so many Yankees fans root for the Royals against the Rays and enjoy each others’ company (this one was my creation!). The second one brought a comeback win in Game 2 this past Thursday to put the Twins on the brink heading into the weekend. Fun times.
I’ve been making moves in my personal life — and the Yankees are doing the same in the mission for #28. Even with the Yankees laboring into October — the Twins, Rangers and Rays did the same — they continue to make the Twins their ALDS b*tch with a three-game sweep. Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes answered the critics’ concerns about the rotation after CC Sabathia (they outpitched CC, for heaven’s sake), and the offense finally decided up thanks mostly to the bottom half of the lineup featuring Curtis Granderson, Lance Berkman and Marcus Thames.
*A tweet-up is a gathering that takes place between various Twitter followers for a specific event.