I will be, of all places, in NYC for the the glorious defeat of the over-paid Yankees by the noble Twins of Minnesota.


And while you are watching the game why not enjoy some …


Mystic Monk Coffee!

When you’ve had a hard day of defending the smaller market teams against the huge corporate machines which are arguably bad for sports, why not invigorate your spirits with a freshly brewed mug of Mystic Monk Coffee?

That’s right! With Mystic Monk, you’ll help some monks, Fr. Z, and you’ll know the right team to back!

Refresh your supply now!

Mystic Monk!

It’s swell!

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  1. FranzJosf says:

    Oddly, I was just thinking of you, and wondering where this Yankee fan could leave a cheer. : )

    Go, Yankees!

    I think A.J. is pitching tonight. He’ll be out of his slump.

  2. Hieronymus says:

    Actually, Burnett got dropped from the lineup for the series with the Twins, it’s Sabbathia tonight. They are going to try to make it with only 3 starters – Sabbathia, Petit, and Hughes.

    Father, are you going to be at the pontifical mass in NYC Thursday? You may have to go in plain clothes after dropping that comment out there. Those people are crazy up there! Remember the “John Rocker Incident”?

  3. Ef-lover says:

    Sorry Father Z but I must disagree with you on this one — Yankees all the way–Go Yanks

  4. Denis Crnkovic says:

    Father, I usually fight off twinges of jealousy when you announce that you will be in New York, one of my favoutire cities. But this time, I’m afraid not. I have a previous engagement at Target Field. I will try to start up a rousing chorus in the stands of “Ite Gemini!” for you, but I have my doubts.

  5. Henry Belton says:

    Fr Z.

    I have seen you stricken with this ailment before. Please seek assistance immediately. I recommend repeated viewings of Gary Cooper in The Pride of the Yankees mixed intermittently with Sinatra medleys.

    Yankees de victor erit!

  6. Thomas in MD says:

    Eamus Yankees!

  7. Jacob says:

    The Senior Circuit is where it’s at.

  8. irishgirl says:

    Father Z-better be careful in New York City. Don’t advertise the fact that you are from Minnesota!

    ‘Ite Gemini’-oh, that’s a good one!

  9. lux_perpetua says:

    i was in mn last year when the yanks sent the twins packing. now i’m in philly… i really need to pick my cities better. Father, i will be sure to pray for you tonight, for a conversion of heart

  10. MWindsor says:

    I don’t generally follow baseball at all, but since they made the playoffs…

    Go Rangers…


  11. Bryan Boyle says:

    You go, Father. When asked who I root for, my stock answer is always “Who’s playing the Yankees”.

    Self-congratulating dynasties, overpaid self-indulgent athletes, and people with an over-blown sense of entitlement deserve to be crushed, thrown into the pit, and covered in brimstone.

    I’ll be rooting for the Twins.

    (full disclosure: I’m a Red Sox fan. Lived in the Bronx. Mumbled a prayer of conversion every day when passing the stadium subway stop at 161st Street on the D train)

  12. Vincite, Rubri de Cincinnati!

  13. Or possibly, “Dicite nigri, amate rubri!”

  14. Girgadis says:

    The Red Sox are to be commended for the way they toyed with the Crankees this past weekend. The enemy of my enemy…..
    Go Phils! Go Twins!

  15. Eric says:

    I’ll root for the Twins until they reach the World Series against the Reds.

    Joey Votto, MVP

  16. Henry Edwards says:

    Father Z: I will be, of all places, in NYC for the the glorious defeat of the over-paid Yankees by the noble Twins of Minnesota.

    In devotion to Our Lady of Victory over the Yankees?

  17. Charivari Rob says:

    “…toyed with…”?

    Let’s see… This past weekend –

    The Yankees won in an undistinguished manner Saturday afternoon.

    The Yankees lost in an undistinguished manner Saturday night (I was there. Both teams played poorly. )

    The Sox beat the Yankees on Sunday.

    To say the Sox “toyed with” the Yankees is a gross exaggeration.

    I root for the Yankees. I have no idea how they will do. I think they are capable of winning it all again, but there are other very good teams in the playoffs and the Yankees have not played well of late.

    I think there are a couple of points that are to the Yankees’ benefit in facing the Twins now, as opposed to the second round.
    1. If Morneau is still out (the last preview I read, a few days ago, said he might be back for the 2nd round but would miss the first), then the Twins lineup is not as good as it might be.
    2. Being the first round, The Yankees had time to arrange their starting pitching.

  18. gloriainexcelsis says:

    Forget the baseball games! Of course, this is from a total football freak. However, I must finally comment on one of the best Ad-men in the business, Fr. Z. The “mystic” monks should pay you an agent’s commission! I look forward to getting to the end of some blogs (don’t take that the wrong way; that didn’t sound quite right) just to see your clever endorsements! Keep ’em coming.

  19. thefeds says:

    We know who the Princes of the Church will be rooting for this October… GO REDS!

  20. rhetoric57 says:

    >Or possibly, “Dicite nigri, amate rubri!


  21. Torpedo1 says:

    Go Twins. We’ve done great without Morneau, and I’m praying he’ll be better by Spring Training, but we’re ready this year. We gave it all we had in game 163 last fall, and we didn’t have anything left when we went to New York, but now.. they’re in our House and we’re ready. Death to the Yankees!

  22. pfreddys says:

    I am a Mets fan…..I need my Mystic Monk coffee in an IV

  23. GirlCanChant says:

    Go Phils and go Twins! Down with the Yankees!

  24. secondeve says:

    God bless you Fr. Z.
    Go GIANTS!!!

  25. Go Twins! Yay for Mystic Monk Coffee!

  26. CF Mathews says:

    Mystic Monk coffee! Its good stuff.

  27. Mario Bird says:

    In 2004, the Red Sox were without star slugger Nomar Garciaparra, and faced a dreaded Yankees team that had plumbed new depths of the word “curse” the previous year.

    The rest, as they say, is history.

    Here’s hoping the 2010 Twins have the same mojo without the beloved Morneau.

    We’re gonna win Twins, we’re gonna score
    We’re gonna win Twins, watch that baseball soar
    Knock out a home run, shout a hip-hooray
    Cheer for the Minnesota Twins to-day

    PS…any neutral bystander simply MUST root for Thome to get a ring.

    PPS…I love the fact that, among all the other records they possess, the Yankees are the ONLY baseball team EVER to blow a 3-0 lead. That, my friends, was, is, and probably forever will be, the gold standard for choking. Don’t forget this when all the other accolades are trotted out this weekend.

  28. AndyMo says:

    I have no special feelings for the Twins, but they are playing against all that is unholy in baseball. Down with the Yanks! Ite Gemini!

  29. Charivari Rob says:

    “In 2004, the Red Sox were without star slugger Nomar Garciaparra, and …”

    The difference being that Morneau has been unavailable due to injury (he suffered a concussion, right?).

    If I recall correctly, the Red Sox got rid of Nomar during that season.

  30. Girgadis says:

    In thanksgiving for the near-perfect performance of our pitching machine Roy Halladay, I ordered a bag of Espresso for Mr. Girgadis and a Mystic Monk hoodie for me. We live a few miles from the ballpark and during the playoffs, it’s easy to mistake the roar of the crowd for a freight train headed toward our house. It reallly does get that loud. Red October – God help me, I do love it so!

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