I miss this little speedster. I always liked Gardner, but sometimes I didn’t let it show. When Melky was sent to Triple A and Gardner took over, I hated him. When the stupid decision was made to make Gardner the starting centerfielder in ’09 instead of Melky, I hated him. See, I never really hated him even though I said I did. I just didn’t want him to push Melky aside. If Gardner and Melky could have played together, that would have been great.
Brett Gardner is one of the most exciting players I have ever had the privelage to watch. Now that my darling baby Melky is gone (sob) I am perfectly happy with seeing Brett have more playing time. But I don’t think he is going to be the starting left fielder. I want this sexy guy to be:
But even if Gardner is not the starter, I’m sure Yankee fans will still see a lot of this in 2010:
People think I am crazy, but I am convinced that this is true: I saw Brett Gardner in Fishkill. It was the Monday of the All-Star break, July 13th. My mother and I were coming back home after a nice shopping spree at JC Penney. In front of us in the lane to the left, I saw an extremely fancy car. It was a blue BMW convertible. It was the fanciest car I have ever seen in my life. I thought, “Who is driving THAT?!” The light turned red, and we stopped. We managed to stop right next to the car. I looked at the driver. I saw a guy with a funny-shaped bald head, wearing sunglasses, and chewing gum. My mouth dropped and I was speechless. IT WAS BRETT GARDNER!!! Who else looks like him? What are the chances that another man with a funny-shaped bald head, with enough money to have an expensive car, would be in New York during the All-Star break! THERE ARE NO CHANCES! IT WAS HIM!
Brett’s car looked like this one.
This is the sad part. My car had its windows down because it was like 90 degrees that day. He was in his convertible. If I wanted to say something, he would have heard me. And I did want to! BUT I COULDN’T! I tried, but the words didn’t come out. I WAS IN SHOCK! I was a few feet away from a Yankee. I happened to be wearing my #11 Yankee jersey that day. I finally built up enough courage to say “Hey” and turn around to show him his number on my shirt. I was about to do it. But the light turned green. And my Mom began to turn the car into Wal-Mart. “NOOO!!! MOMMY STOP! WHERE ARE YOU GOING!”
“What?” she said. “I told you I need a few things in Wal-Mart.”
“NOO! BUT…HE’S GETTING AWAY!” I exclaimed in despair.
“B..BB..R..BRETT GAR..DN…..ER…was in that…fffanccy…cccar…”
“It looked just like him. God, I can KILL MYSELF FOR NOT MAKING A MOVE!”
I really could have killed myself. I was so close to a Yankee, and I blew it. My disbelief got the better of me. -Sigh-………..
When I said that no one else looks like Brett Gardner, I sort of lied. My brother came up with a fabulous lookalike for Brett. Just the expression his face looks like Gardner:
…and Nick Stokes from CSI!!!!!!!
Brett, I have been through a lot with you. I love you, I hate you, I love you, I hate you, COME BACK BRETT!!! NO! TURN AROUND!, I love you. The truth is, I miss you a lot. I don’t know what is going to happen with you in 2010, but I hope it is good. Enjoy the offseason. I can’t wait to see you next year!