Wednesday, May 14, 2008
A Yankees Rant
Another stellar performance by the Yankees offense last night. No pressure on the pitching staff, but if you guys wouldn't mind throwing about 80 shutouts this year, it would be greatly appreciated, as that's the only way to assure 80 more wins and a playoff spot.
I realize that A-Rod and Posada are out of the lineup but that doesn't excuse the screw-ups by the regulars. When Jeter gets to 3rd with 1 out and Abreu and Matsui coming up, that should be a run, if not 2 or 3. And big ups to Robby "pop up in foul ground" Cano for earning his new nickname. When Shelley Duncan, AG, Ensberg, or even Molina make mistakes, it's one thing; but no one in the top 6 seems to be hitting either, save for Jeter, Matsui, and the occasional Damon home run.
And I know it's already been said, but it can't be said enough, JASON GIAMBI IS AN EMBARRASSMENT TO THE YANKEE FRANCHISE. Cut him, live with your $21 million in losses and let's move on with this franchise. You're the Yankees after all, and you can make back that $21 million by putting Eli Manning on Centerstage. I don't care if we don't have the depth to cut Giambi with A-Rod out. There has to be someone in the farm system who can 1) play good corner infield defense and 2) bunt. Bat said replacement 8th, and let's move on. That's more than enough to make up for Giambi's bitchass.
Speaking of Giambi's physique, holy crap he's scrawny now. Just compare the before and after shots. Could it be that Giambi is simply doing his share as a world citizen by donating his meals to those countries facing shortages? Jason Giambi: hated in the Tri-State area, beloved saint in Egypt.
Anyways, it's good to see that we're at the part of the season where Sterling and his mistress start proclaiming something along the lines of "the Yankees keep running into great pitching performances," insinuating that the Yankees are facing consistent 5 man rotations of Bob Gibson, Warren Spahn, Nolan Ryan, Christy Matthewson, and Walter Johnson. But in reality they're not hitting the non-Kazmir Devil Rays. And hall-of-famers these guys are not.
And lastly, I'll try to recreate the texts that White Boy and I sent back and forth last night after the Matsui HR:
Me: They're still shitty.
WB: My prediction: 2-1 DRays in the 10th.
Me: Why can't we lose in 9?
Yup, our Murphy's Law approach to games has now moved from the Giants to the Yanks. Odd. Speaking of which, training camp opens for the Super Bowl Champs in Albany in a little over 3 months.