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This Just In: The Yankees Are Still the Best

“In short, the record shows that there is only one Evil Empire in baseball and it is the New York Yankees,” wrote the judges. “Accordingly, we find that [the Yankees] have a protectable trademark right in the term . . . as used in connection with baseball.”

Yankees: Yes, We’re ‘Evil': http://on.wsj.com/13w2xkx

Happy Friday, everyone!

Diamond Girl

p.s.  To be clear, I mean the best in that THEY FOUGHT FOR THE TRADEMARK TO “EVIL EMPIRE” which is – let’s face it – pretty great.  My loyalties are still orange and black and I have not sold my soul to the pinstriped devil.  (Yet.  Any day now!)

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A Bit of Consolation for Eli Whiteside

Hide your catchers, people, because Brian Cashman is coming to steal them away.  First Chris Stewart and now Eli Whiteside?  Cashman needs to start preying on players at other positions.  Second basemen, maybe.  Or left-handed relief pitchers, perhaps.  That would be good.  But if we don’t watch out, Buster Posey might disappear from right under our noses any minute, so we need to watch out backs.

You know how Oakland fans say they always lose their stars to New York?  Across the Bay, we lose our… non-stars to New York, I guess.

In all seriousness, though, Eli Whiteside is one of those affable players who has lingered through a pretty amazing run for the franchise, never close by but never exactly far away either.  Whiteside doesn’t have any huge highlights, but there was a memorable fight somewhere in there against them Phillies and I, for one, always think of his homer against the Twins last June as well.  Safe travels in New York, Eli.  I hear they have, ahem, some really fabulous Italian restaurants on the Upper West Side.

In my very own New York news, I progressed from a crossing the street on foot when the light was yellow to crossing when the it was full-on red, but I figure it’s okay, I’m just prepping for my late hour Manhattan trip next month.  Which is probablykindasortahappening and if it does, it will be awesome and Eli and I can go to aforementioned Italian place together.

You hear that, Eli?  Everything will be all right.  I will be there to comfort you with ravioli when you begin to miss giraffe hats and San Francisco.

Aside from the big Whiteside news, the hot stove has been pretty much silent.  Like, completely silent.  Like, drop a pin and we would all hear it.  I ate too many vegan energy bars today – I’m not a vegan, but those things are devilishly good – and changed my Tumblr URL and that was all.  (I mean, there was the real life work/school stuff I did, but that doesn’t count.)  Life is lonely without baseball.  ::hot stove hugs::

Diamond Girl

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My Cupcake Calendar Knows Andy Pettitte, Kinda

Since there never seems to be enough time for anything on a Friday, I’m going to put allthebaseballnewsyoucouldeverwant into a 10 piece rundown.  ‘K?  K.

10.  The Giants lost the final game against Houston yesterday, but seriously, who’s thinking about that?  I, for one, am still coasting on the perfect game and ten runs and all of that fabulousness.  Zito gets out of jail free, in terms of blog ripping.

9.  Birthday bonanza!  Andy Pettitte is turning 40 today and that reminded me that I’ve been meaning to talk about him.  Do you see what he’s doing over in New York?  He’s rocking a 2.81 ERA over six starts and showing no signs of slowing.  Ah-mazing.  Can I please be like that when I’m 40?

8.  Also having a birthday today is our very own Tim Lincecum.  Say what you will about him at this moment, I got to thinking about when I was at the stadium on his birthday two years ago and we all sang Happy Birthday to him as he signed autographs.  It’s a rather nice memory.  I think we should all have peace on earth and goodwill to all, especially Tiny Tim.  And I think I have a good feeling about his start tomorrow in Seattle provided, of course, that my sunglasses are present.

7.  It is also Neil Patrick Harris’s birthday, for whatever it’s worth.  Actually, this is what it’s worth.  It seems appropriate for my blog, because I think it all the time after I publish a post.

6.  Aubrey Huff apparently injured his knee jumping over the railing to celebrate da perfect game.  Ow.  CSNBayArea reports he’s headed to the DL and we’re going to be seeing Justin Christian in his place.  The plot thickens.

5.  My cupcake calendar (Do. Not. Laugh.) has had birthday cupcakes for the past few days and today, as well.  It knows me!  It’s psychic!  It knows Timmy and Andy and Neily!  Maybe!  Probably not, but still!

4.  Madison Bumgarner is facing King Felix on Sunday and I cannot wait.  It promises to be a great pitching matchup/total blowout, just because we all thought it would be a great pitching matchup.

3.  For once, I am totally rooting for the Diamondbacks as they take on the Angels who are a nerve-inducing 3.0 back from Texas.  Go Diamondbacks.  I can’t bring myself to include an exclamation point, but seriously, beat them Angels.  (Scoreboard watching?  Heck yes.)

2.  I think I’ve failed to talk about the now infamous “Clown question, bro,” incident, so I am going to do right that right now.  Bryce Harper has got some serious ‘tude.  I alternate between loving it and loathing it.  His use of “bro” which needs to die now is kind of edging me onto the loathing it side, but the deadpan delivery is helping with the love.

1.  Oh, did you hear?  Matt Cain pitched a perfect game.  Yeah.

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“Who Are You Wearing This Afternoon, Pablo?”

(The title being the question they would ask Pablo if he attended super-cool things like the Indie Spirit Awards or whatever.)

I don’t have an amazing radar for this, like the people who write for gossip sites, but I think Pablo Sandoval is wearing Burberry in this photo from the MLB Fan Cave today.  (This. Is. Not. A. Gossip. Site. Don’t. Even. Think. About. Saying. That.).  I am still not much for the Cave, but I am absolutely adoring the shirt.  Grinning from ear to ear, adoring.

The scarf is Burberry womenswear, but so very similarly patterned to the shirt, that I just had to feature it.  I know my birthday happened a couple weeks and all, but you are aware that my half-birthday is sort of soon, generous readers, right?  The scarf is just £250Totally reasonable, if you ask me.

In other news, I am still jealous of the Giants being in New York, but it’s Brandon Belt’s birthday and all, so I’m trying to foster peace on earth and goodwill to all.  Trying being the key word there.  Let’s just say it’s kind of a work in progress.

Diamond Girl

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Dear Giants: My Fab Advice for Things to Do in NYC

I should, by rights, be in a wonderful mood today.  Yesterday worked out pretty smashingly for the Giants and Cain went out and proved that Bumgarner is not the only person in the history of the universe to do well after signing a contract.

But I’m not in a good mood.  Not at all.  I’m in a decidedly glowering mood at the moment.  See, I have an undeveloped sense of appreciation for off days, although I’m sure the players appreciate them loads so I should be happy for them.  And it’s not helping to see all the Giants-related people hitting up New York City.  I have a strong inner New Yorker, in case you haven’t noticed that yet.  I consider it my second home, although I’m not sure that particular feeling is mutual.  I am jealous.  I admit it.  Very, very.

Instead of just glowering though, I am going to try to channel this into something positive.  In honor of the Giants roadtrip, I am featuring my fab advice for things to do in NYC along a few (equally fab) photos of it.  Terrible excuse to something I just want to do?  Heck yes.  But it’s going to be educational and stuff too, so no complaining.  I know most of the Giants have been to the city before, but I bet they’ve never done this stuff.  Consider this my contribution of culture to the team.

5.  Silver Moon Bakery in Manhattan.  It’s a bit out of the way and terribly difficult to spot, even once you’re in the area, but believe me when I say, it is worth it.  Completely.   Dee-lish-us.

4.  Fort Tryon Park in Manhattan.  If you’re a Bay Area-er like me and used to some quiet, open space at arm’s reach, you may go a little crazy in the city.  Central Park is marvelous, but it doesn’t count as open space.  So if you’re willing to trek up the island to Fort Tryon Park, you will be very glad you did.  Trees, paths and a view of the river.  Luv-er-lee.

3.  The Cloisters in Manhattan.  This museum is likely one of the best you will see in your life and it’s in Fort Tryon Park, actually.  Two birds with one stone, as they say.  It is a part of the Met and the building is beautiful and interesting and smells like buttered pastries.  The art is pretty wonderful, too.  But mostly the buttery pastry smell is unmatchable.  Go-there-now.

2.  Central Park Carousel in Manhattan.  Be forewarned, they have beastly hours and are impossible to contact and yes, it’s a tourist trap.  But you will adore it anyway.  Ah-door.

1.  Walk in Manhattan.  Walk the length of the island, if you can.  The subway is glorious, but there’s nothing like just walking up and down and running into designer shops on the East Side and avoiding the seriously scary old ladies who are armed with hand dogs on the West Side.  Bee-ware and in-joy.

By the way, yes, they’re all in Manhattan.  I haven’t quite got Brooklyn et al. down yet.  I am working on, though.  If anyone wants to sponsor my research, don’t be shy.  Give me the plane ticket and things and I will be there in a jiffy.  Jiffy jiffy.

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I feel a bit better now.  Channeling negative energy into positive things is… positive.  Deep philosophy from Diamond Girl for the month.  Take note.

Diamond Girl

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