yankee years

105 Years of Fenway Park

#onthisday in 1912, the Boston Red Sox played their first game at Fenway Park. Mayor John “Honey Fitz” Fitzgerald, President John F. Kennedy’s grandfather, threw out the first pitch. The Sox came away with a 7-6, extra innings win over the New York Highlanders - who were renamed the Yankees the next year.

You won’t find a lot of headlines about the 1912 opening day as many of the newspapers were still talking about the sinking of the Titanic only a few days earlier.

Here are some photographs of Mayor Thomas Menino celebrating the 100th anniversary with the Red Sox in 2012.

Mayor Menino with players Kevin Millar and Pedro Martinez

Mayor Menino waiting for an autograph from Jim Rice

Photographs from the Mayor Thomas M. Menino records, 2012 April 20, Collection 0247.001, City of Boston Archives

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Loss

It was almost 9 o’clock in the morning and you were twirling around your kitchen, loudly listening to music as you stirred the chicken soup you were making.

It was your day off from work and you were going to visit your grandpa – he lived in a nursing home about thirty minutes away from you. Your job had been so hectic lately that you hadn’t had the chance to see him as much as you would have liked to; but that was about to change today.

Your grandpa raised you from when you were a little baby – your parents weren’t around when you were younger and your grandpa stepped in for them when they abandoned you.

He had a plump belly, big round glasses, and thinning white hair. His eyes were a sharp blue that always seemed to gleam with orneriness; he was the greatest man you had ever known. But one of your favorite things about him was how much he liked your boyfriend, Spencer. Sometimes Spencer would give off weird vibes to people by the way he talked and acted, but your Pops embraced every aspect of his quirkiness. He saw how happy Spencer made you, and wholeheartedly welcomed him into your little family.

In the midst of singing your favorite verse to the song you were blasting, your phone rang. Looking at the caller ID, you grinned. “Hey Pops, I was just getting ready to –” you stopped mid-sentence when you heard a voice that was not your grandfather’s voice.

“Miss Y/L/N? Your number was on file for the emergency contact for your grandfather…” she trailed off.

You began to panic. “Is everything okay? I’m coming to see him around noon”

“Ma’am… I’m very sorry to inform you, but… your grandfather passed away last night… we just found him this morning. He passed away in his sleep…” the woman said with a sad voice. She apologized some more then told you to come down to the nursing home and they would help you with arrangements.

“Is there anyone else I should call, sweetheart?”

“Erm… no, ma’am, it was just me and my pops…” your voice broke. “I’ll be there as soon as I can” you said as tears started flowing down your cheeks.

You hung up the phone. You hadn’t even noticed how numb and dizzy you felt until you put your phone down. After shutting off the stove you were cooking on, you slowly walked over to your couch to sit down to attempt to begin soaking in what she just told you.

You were in complete shock. You knew that he hadn’t been well – he had heart problems his whole life. You just talked to him on the phone the other day to make the plans you were supposed to do today. What was the last thing you had said to him? What was the last thing he said to you?

You sat on your couch with your head in your hands, your tears flowing quickly now. After a few minutes, you composed yourself enough to pick up your phone. You needed to call Spencer.

After three rings, he picked up. “Hey sweetie” he said in a cheery voice. “Have you left to see Pops yet?”

The little bit of composure you mustered up to make that call collapsed as you started weeping into the phone.

You could hear Spencer drop what he was doing on the other line. “Y/N? What’s going on?” his voice suddenly urgent. “Are you okay?”

After a deep breath, you began to tell him what happened. “I was making his favorite soup and then I got a call from the nursing home…” was all you could get out, but Spencer immediately understood.

“Oh honey… I’m so sorry…” he whispered then waited a moment. “I’ll be home as soon as I can, okay? I’ll be there soon” his soothing voice cooed.

“Spence, you’re in the middle of a case halfway across the country right now, you can’t just get up and leave…” you sniffled, grabbing a box of tissues.

You heard Spencer pull away from his voice then heard some muffled voices, one in which sounded like his boss. “They can finish this case without me; I just talked to Hotch. I’m going to catch the next plane out and be there in a few hours, okay?”

You nodded; you were glad Spencer was coming home. “I love you, Y/N” you heard through the phone.

“I love you too, Spence” you said, wrapping up the conversation. You took a deep breath, grabbed your coat and purse, then headed out the door to face something you had been fearing since you put your Pops in a nursing home.

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It had been the longest day of your life - and that wasn’t an exaggeration. When you arrived at the nursing home and saw your Pops’ lifeless body, you lost it. You sat for almost an hour and looked at his motionless face, wishing that you could have had the opportunity to tell him goodbye.

A funeral home director came and picked up his body as you drove to their location to plan his funeral and figure out his will. They usually give the family a day or two before making plans, but you just wanted to get that part over with.

In the middle of your consultation, Spencer arrived – he immediately walked in and held you in a tight hug as you wept into his shoulder.

For the rest of the consultation you would catch him staring at you for long periods of time with a sad look in his eyes. He did not once let go of your hand from the minute he got there until you came home from your exhausting day.

You didn’t bother putting down your purse or taking off your coat as you plopped down onto the couch. You heard Spencer bustling around in the kitchen and a few minutes he emerged with a cup of tea. You took a sip and then set it on the table, nestling into his arms as he wrapped them around you.

He rested his head on top of yours as he rubbed your back in large, comforting circles. “It’s been a long day” you sighed. You felt like you could cry, but you had run out of tears.

“Yes it has…” Spencer replied. “You’ve been a real trooper, Y/N. I’m sorry I couldn’t have gotten here sooner and been with you”

For the first time since you got that call, you smiled. “I’m just glad you’re here now, Spence… I don’t know how I could have done it without you”

You sat in silence for a moment when a pleasant memory popped into your head and you let out a light chuckle.

Spencer positioned his head so he could see your face as you looked up at him. “What is it?” he asked as he brushed a stray piece of hair out of your face.

“I was just thinking about that time we went to that Yankees game last year… He had been bugging us for months about how we hadn’t went to one for almost 5 years. We were so apprehensive, but of course we gave in… then that foul ball came right at us and he caught it with his bare hands” you laughed louder now.

Spencer joined in with your laughter. “We were freaking out because we were pretty sure he had broken his hand, but that didn’t stop his excitement… he sure loved the Yankees”

Despite reminiscing about the pleasant memory, it still made your heart sad. Spencer noticed the look on your face, and pulled you into his arms again as he stroked your hair.

“It’s going to be hard, but you’re going to get through this, Y/N… we’re going to get through this. I’ll be with you every step of the way” he cooed softly in your ear.

He paused for a moment. “Losing someone is… never easy. But one day, you’ll remember him, and it won’t hurt. You’ll be happy”

His words stuck with you, comforting you every day for the rest of this hard time.

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A/N: I wrote this about a week ago and contemplated posting it for a while; I’m not sure if it would be liked or not haha. My own grandfather passed away a little over a year ago and I was missing him a little extra lately, so I wrote this kind of as a therapeutic writing.
I hope this holds you over until I get my requests done – I have a little bit of time to work on those tonight so I hope to get those done soon.
(Ps that quote at the end is from “Risky Business” aka season 5 episode 13 – it’s said by J.J. That episode was reran the day after my grandpa died and it has really stuck with me so I thought I would include it :))
Enjoy! 

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Nickname: Reda

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Chinese Zodiac Sign: Dragon

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Ethnicity: English/Irish / and some weird missing link that we have no clue b/c family member kept it quiet so who fcking knows… anywho…. Apparently my dad’s family has been fighting my mom’s family for years, lawl. Yankee vs Confederate, Catholic vs Protestant… 

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Favourite Beverage(s): coke. -shrug-

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100 years ago today on July 11, 1914, Babe Ruth made his major league debut.

George Herman "Babe“ Ruth, Jr. (February 6, 1895 – August 16, 1948), was an American baseball outfielder and pitcher who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball (MLB) from 1914 to 1935. Nicknamed ”the Bambino“ and ”the Sultan of Swat“, he began his career as a stellar left-handed pitcher for the Boston Red Sox, but achieved his greatest fame as a slugging outfielder for the New York Yankees. Ruth established many MLB batting (and some pitching) records, including career home runs (714), slugging percentage (.690),runs batted in (RBIs) (2,213), bases on balls (2,062), and on-base plus slugging (OPS) (1.164), some of which have been broken. He was one of the first five inductees into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1936.

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Non-Playable Characters of Drug Prince & Narcotic Girl

(left to right)

青山 南 Minami Aoyama
25歳 青山商事副社長

25 year old vice president of the Aoyama Trading Company

25歳にして、財閥系商事の副社長。スポットライトに慣れ始めた彼の視界にはもう、兄の影はない

「俺は子供が作れない体だ。だから、分かるよね」

山崎 慎一郎 Shinichiro Yamazaki

34歳 暴力団組長

34 year old gang boss

高級スーツの下には、傷だらけの肉体。表社会への未練は、もうとっくに捨てた──

「僕はすでに君たちに伝えたよ。一番大事なものをね」

夏目 ユウリ Yuri Natsume

34歳 夏八製薬社長

34 year old pharmaceutical president

999人の命を救って、1人を依存症にする薬。販売停止にすべきか、その答えはまだ出ない

「搾取されたって、本人が幸せならそれでいいんじゃない?」

成瀬 明 Akira Naruse

27歳 私立探偵

27 year old private detective

私立探偵。失敗ばかりで、それでも打席に立ち続ける彼のガッツを、褒めてくれる人はいない

「そんなの、知ったこっちゃないわよ!」

山口 タケル Takeru Yamaguchi

21歳 暴力団構成員

21 year old gang member

憧れだけで裏社会に来たことに後悔はない。彼を奮い立たせているのは、彼の小さなプライドだけ

「あんた…まさか、あの由井孝太郎?」

リク Riku

18歳 ヤンキー

18 year old Yankee (bad boy)

前に進みたいのに、何をすればいいか見当もつかず、今日も震える手でライターに火をつける

「…うるせぇ。ぶっ殺されてぇのか」

ハヤト Hayato

17歳 ヤンキー

17 year old Yankee (bad boy)

薬物乱用者。被害者なき犯罪とも呼ばれる違法薬物に手を染める17歳の彼は、加害者かそれとも──

「楽しく生きる方法?葉っぱやっとけばハッピーなんじゃない?俺はエスだけど」

油谷 ラビ Rabbi Aburaya

35歳 石油王

35 year old Oil Tycoon (google translate say what. I’m assuming they’re saying he’s some (race/nationality) oil/medicine dealer)

石油を掘り当てるまでリスクをとり続けた彼に"退屈"ほど怖いことはない。薬も女も、新境地を開拓するのみ

「意気地なしは土地を手に入れても採掘権を手に入れることができない」

teamannabeth  asked:

Percabeth Autumn head canons? Playing in the leaves, carving pumpkins, etc.

  • Annabeth gets really into knitting after the War, she finds it calms her, so Percy always has tons of scarves and beanies to wear through the fall and winter 
  • when they go for their runs through the park and inevitably end up racing, Annabeth likes to shove Percy into piles of leaves 
  • Annabeth’s nose always gets cold so Percy likes to warm it up with a little kiss (it doesn’t help much but it’s cute) 
  • Percy loves buying a mini pumpkin every year and drawing (very poorly) a silly face on it and he places it on Annabeth’s desk so she can look it at whenever she needs a laugh 
  • Sally doesn’t let them carve pumpkins inside the house anymore because they always end up throwing the seeds at each other so now they have to set up a table on the sidewalk outside the house to do it 
  • Paul tries to take them to at least one Yankees game every year! it becomes their little tradition where they eat hot dogs and cotton candy and it’s the first place Paul and his step son get to share a beer 
  • Sally bakes blue pumpkin spice cookies and Annabeth has to fight off the girls in her dorm from stealing her tin 
  • whenever fall rolls around Percy’s sweaters all start to mysteriously disappear until he’s left with one and has to go raid Annabeth’s dorm room, where she is holding the rest of them hostage

January 22, 2014

Twenty-five year-old right-hander Masahiro Tanaka accepts the Yankees’ seven-year contract offer for $155 million, the fifth-largest deal ever given to a pitcher. In addition to giving the largest sum ever awarded to a Japanese player, New York will also pay an additional $20 million to the Rakuten Golden Eagles, his former team, as part of the new posting agreement between Major League Baseball and teams in Japanese leagues.