Costly Error Sinks Yankees on Cold Night in The Bronx!

“The Yankees have won eight in a row. Obviously they are getting help from the Russians” ~ MSNBC

The sun goes down in the Bronx

Having won eight in a row the Yankees continued their series against the Chicago White Sox. The Yankees started Luis Severino (1-1 4.05) and the Sox started Miguel Gonzalez (2-0 2.84).

It was old-fashioned baseball at its finest: A fast-moving pitcher’s duel that lasted only two hours and fifteen minutes.

The White Sox scored first in the top of the third when center fielder Leury Garcia homered into the Yankee bullpen.  1-0 Chicago after 2 1/2 innings.

Both starters continued to pitch effectively and economically into the seventh. Severino had only given up one hit, the home run by Garcia when Tim Anderson led off the 7th with a single. The next batter, former Yankee and steroid cheat Melky Cabrera hit what should have been an easy 6-4-3 double play.  However Yankee shortstop Pete Kozma (soon to be sent back to the minors) muffed the ball. Everyone safe. The next batter, Jose Abreu attempted a bunt and popped up to the catcher. And then the killer moment:  Avisail Garcia hit a three-run home run.  4-0 White Sox after 6 1/2.

The Yankees avoided the shut out when with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth Starlin Castro walked, forcing home Chase Headley.  However the White Sox closer, former Yankee David Robertson closed the door.

Final score White Sox 4 Yankees 1.

Notes on the game:

In the celebrity watch Matthew Broderick was at the game. His wife Sarah Jessica Parker (pictured here)

Noted glamorous Hollywood beauty Sarah Jessica Parker

was not at the stadium, having been borrowed by the NYPD mounted unit.

Late night host Jimmy Fallon was also in attendance. He left early. Presumably to find cheaper alcohol than the 12 dollar beers at Yankee stadium.

Best heckle of the game:  I tried but my heckle of “Calgary: Unable to detect Rio Grande table in EBDA – Bailing!” did not fire up the crowd.  Damn Linux ignorant savages!

Recommended reading material:

Linux Professional Institute Certification Study Guide by Roderick W. Smith.

Reader mail:

A.P. of Poughkeepsie writes, “How can I set up a chroot jail?”

That’s a good question. First you have to create a file structure within a single directory that is owned by the root. Next you will have to copy all of the dependencies into that jail. The next step is to restrict file permissions on the files in the jail as much as possible. Once everything is set up and ready to go, you will need to manually chdir to the jailed directory, then chroot into the new environment. Last but not least, you will need gracefully release permissions by appropriately setting the UID of the executable to a non-root user.  Got that?

C.H.E of humid, mold-filled Florida writes, “I find men who can speak technically about the Linux operating system very sexy.”

You know I get that all the time. You just want me for my mind. I am more than just an engineer with computer knowledge. I have a body too. And dammit I am tired of not being used!

M.P.A. of Maryland writes. “I am a Windows girl myself.”

When I rise to power people like you shall be herded into camps and re-educated.

D.B. of Philadelphia writes, “I don’t know much about Linux. I’m drunk. I’ve lost my pants and I don’t know what’s happening.”

Are you sure you’re not a Linux admin? You sound like many I know.

And so my record stands at 1-1 this year. My next game would have been Sunday, April 30th against the Baltimore Orioles but your humble correspondent will be working that day. The next game I will be able to attend will be Thursday, May 11th against the Houston Astros.

Go Yankees.

My scorecard from the game:

Evidence of a Yankee loss



4 Responses

  1. Petermc3 says:

    As those in the Latino communities spread out over the tri-state area are fond of saying following a stereotypial loss The Chankees suck. Let’s go Mets!!!

  2. Petermc3 says:

    Chit mon jou esta loco

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