Things I Did Last Night to Avoid Dying of Stress

I don’t really get worked up about Yankees-Red Sox  series, I think I’ve been dulled to them due to overexposure, but holding a one run lead for three innings against the best offensive team in baseball is super stressful.  I have supreme faith in the Yankees bullpen as it is very good, but I still felt super stressed out thanks to Boston’s lineup and couldn’t really focus on the game in the bottom of the 7th, 8th and 9th without feeling nauseous. Here’s what I did instead:

  1. Scrubbed down litterboxes. Just merely changing the litter was not enough to distract me so I went the extra yard and scrubbed them down. When I finished, Rafael Soriano had recorded what I believe was his second 1-2-3 inning of the year.
  2. Installed and updated custom firmware on my PSP. David Robertson is one of the best relief pitchers in MLB this year but he was due to face some of the best hitters in MLB this year and has a tendency to walk people in bunches if his control isn’t just right. There was only one way to keep my stomach intact: Not watching the inning. When I checked back in the inning was over and the Yankees were still in the lead though I still don’t know how it all went down, exactly. I can, however, play ISOs of my PSP games instead of listening to the WHIRRWHIRRWHIRR of the stupid UMD drive once again.
  3. Cleaned the Hellish area around my computer up a bit. The bottom of the 9th was the least concerning of all innings, even with a Mariano in decline. I knew that if he retired Ortiz there wasn’t much to worry about. Not to belittle the three guys following him, but we’re talking about Mariano here. So I was able sort of to watch this half inning. It was a good inning.

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  1. Lol, I face almost the same problem. Getting too excited increases my already high blood pressure. Because of this, I can’t watch most big sports events live. I never watch those epic Nadal-Federer finals live (I’m a huge Nadal fan). Only if my favourite player/team wins, I watch the replays later.

    But “a Mariano in decline” was an interesting remark. He has been striking out more and walking less than he has done last few years. Most importantly, he has been giving up very few home runs this season. Only his BABiP is higher than ever before. Maybe that is due to his cutter being less effective. But the fastball has been excellent. So, I’m not sure if the decline perception is correct.

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