Daily Archives: June 11, 2008

Florida Marlins Dialing 8!

The Florida Marlins were on fire this evening against the Phillies scoring 5 runs, 3 of which were homers contributed by Cantu, Hanley, and Jacobs. For once, the pitching wasn’t lacking either! The defense made a couple of errors allowing 3 unearned runs, but the offense was able to pick up the slack and pitching finally came through and held onto the lead! Florida Marlins are now only 3 games away from reclaiming their spot in 1st place for the NL East. Tomorrow, Andrew Miller goes against Hamels. I’d say that we have a pretty good chance of winning as long as the team can keep their acts together. Hopefully, Miller will be able to claim his 5th win of the season. Andrew, I’ll have my fingers crossed for you, buddy!
In other news, the Florida Marlins Annual Fantasy Auction took place today. This was really the only day where I wished that I could be a rich snob so that I could bid on some of these AMAZING prizes! Auction packages included: A ride on the good year blimp, a game watch party on with Billy the Marlins and the Mermaids, swimming with the dolphins at Miami Seaquarium, Marlins VIP experience- throwing out the first pitch, etc. and my personal favorite, the road trip with the Marlins to Philadelphia. Definitely not fair. 😦
All auctions did go at a fair price and all monies will be donated to the Florida Marlins Community Foundation, which concentrates greatly on helping inner city kids stay focused and play ball!
It may be too late to bid on these great prizes, but want to get involved? Click here to find out how you can get your hands on an Andrew Miller autograph while still contributing to the community!

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New York Yankees: The Fall From Grace

I can remember a time when the New York Yankees were the Kings of Baseball and it seemed that no other team could ever win the World Series. That certainly doesn’t appear to be the case this year, and hasn’t really been the case since the year 2000. I’m not sure why the Yankees haven’t been holding up the way they used to. This year, they have been in last place for practically the entire season. What happened? Perhaps the enormous salaries are finally getting to their heads and not allowing them to perform properly, or maybe the thought of losing their beloved Yankee Stadium after this season has most players feeling too depressed to function. Whatever the case may be, I can’t help but to think of the New York Yankees whenever the song Viva La Vida by Cold Play blares through my car speakers. And hush… I’m a girl, so it’s cool if I listen to that crap! 🙂 It’d be nice if the Yankees could pull through and make it to at lest second or third in the AL East, but we are mid season already and things aren’t looking so good.

LYRICS TO VIVA LA VIDA

I used to rule the world
Seas would rise when I gave the word
Now in the morning I sweep alone
Sweep the streets I used to own

I used to roll the dice
Feel the fear in my enemy’s eyes
Listen as the crowd would sing:
“Now the old king is dead! Long live the king!”

One minute I held the key
Next the walls were closed on me
And I discovered that my castles stand
Upon pillars of salt and pillars of sand

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
Once you go there was never, never an honest word
That was when I ruled the world

It was the wicked and wild wind
Blew down the doors to let me in.
Shattered windows and the sound of drums
People couldn’t believe what I’d become

Revolutionaries wait
For my head on a silver plate
Just a puppet on a lonely string
Oh who would ever want to be king?

I hear Jerusalem bells a ringing
Roman Cavalry choirs are singing
Be my mirror my sword and shield
My missionaries in a foreign field
For some reason I can’t explain
I know Saint Peter won’t call my name
Never an honest word
But that was when I ruled the world

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