Thursday, April 16, 2009
The rain is gone, the sun is shining... perfect weather for Opening Day! I'm not there in person, but heading out to lunch to catch some of the pre-game festivities and hopefully the first inning or so...
Hopefully C.C. will make a great stadium debut... those starting pitchers have really stepped up the past few days.. .keep it up...
Play ball ! :)
Wednesday, April 15, 2009
A.J. Burnett's stellar outing was just what the doctor ordered... although I didn't watch much of the game itself. Since I was out and hadn't watched the first 5 innings, logic (or more like silly superstitions) made me not really watch the next few innings either , but rather "keep an eye on" the game. I was watching American Idol on my DVR, but left the game channel on so I could rewind it.. just in case. Oh well, the no-no just wasn't meant to be. A simliar system of me swithching rooms every half inning during the later parts of David Cone's perfect game was obviously the reason he was successful in his quest for perfection!
Other random note from last night's game... John Sterling's nickname for Nick Swisher is "Jolly 'Ol Saint Nick".. at least that's what he uses in his home run call..so silly.
4 p.m. game today before tomorrow's home opener.. (Is it just me, or does it feel like they have been playing a long time already?) Due to the Yankee execs re-shuffling of their ticket packages, it's the first time I'll be missing an Opening Day since 2002... but at least I'll be there during the first home stand... first visit this Sunday.
Friday, April 10, 2009
I promised Mr. November I would post after the Yankees first win.. so.. here goes...
After cursing C.C. Sabathia in his first start (is this the guy we paid all that money for?) and watching the youngster Orioles get hit after hit off of Chien-Ming Wang, the Yankees secured their first win yesterday. The 1:30 start time didn't allow me to watch the game yesterday, so I'm not up on the play by play. But, A.J. Burnett got his first win, Mark Teixeira looks like he's starting to rembember how to hit... and I've picked my favorite "no name" Yankee to root for this year... Nick Swisher.
It's nice to see him contiributing and for his "firery" attitude. I mean, the guy thought he was coming to NY to be the starting first baseman, before they decided to sign a big-name free agent. So, now he's stuck on the bench. Instead of being dejected, he seems to be happy to be there. I hope he has a good season and his laid back, fun attitude rubs off on some of his teammates... Yes, I'm talking about you, A-Rod.
Friday, June 20, 2008
How can you not love this guy? I hope it works out that he faces the Mets next weekend during the Subway Series, Round 2.....
Friday, June 06, 2008
Ok, this one time, I will give props to Jason Giambi... His stellar Yankee moments are so few and far between, we might as well celebrate his triumphs, as it makes Yankee fans feel like he may have truly earned just a small portion of his ridiculously large contract...
He surprised me yesterday in hitting the walk-off HR which won the game. (Kyle Farnsworthless owes him big time...).. especially when the swing before looked like the "Giambi-esque"overswing and miss, while bending your knee and almost falling over... what a klutz.
Speaking of being a klutz... we should note that Giambi's play at first base has improved "20 times over" last year... at least according to John Sterling. But is that really saying much? What is sadder is that Shelley Duncan is worse.
But, he definitely hasn't won me over... I saw a headline the other day which made me cringe : Giambi a Yankee in 2009? Uggh. Honestly, I've had enough. And get rid of that ridiculous moustache, please.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
I'm currently watching one of the worst-played baseball games I have ever seen. Here's what makes it so bad:
1) Phil Hughes - he's a disaster right now. He needs to get sent down, regroup, and come up later once he figures things out.
2) Chris Stewart - he's the worst catcher I've ever seen. He can't stop simple pitches in the dirt and can't figure out how to work out basic hand signals with the genius I mentioned in point #1. The only person worse than him is...
3) Joe Girardi - he's clueless right now, and this game is the perfect example. The Yankees gave up an extra run in the first inning thanks to his benching of Melky (the hottest hitter on the team right now, who also happens to have a right-field quality arm in center field). And, of course, he's the mastermind who decided to help a struggling 21-year old pitcher by starting Stewart behind the plate instead of one of the top defensive catchers in Jose Molina.
4) Jason Giambi - he's more of a disaster than Hughes. He couldn't get a hit if Colonel Tom Parker was his manager. The only thing that makes the Giambi nightmare worse is that Shelley Duncan, his backup, not only looks like Sloth from the Goonies, but he hits like him too. Oh, what about Wilson Betemit, you ask? He has the longest case of pink eye ever. Pink eye? Seriously? Are you 6, Wilson?
This team will not make the playoffs.