Thursday, May 22, 2008

Despite Slow Start Yankees Lead in One Offensive Category

It was beat writer Peter Abraham who made the observation that the Yankees lead the league in one offensive category, only by offensive I don't mean hits and runs. The Yankees appear to hold the league lead in suspensions. I guess you're off to a bad start when you have two players suspended before opening day. Latroy and Kyle are rough suspensions. I know they threw at their heads, which I'm against, but they didn't hit them, which I'm for. The safe pitch, as was discussed in a previous posts comments section, is one that pegs a player in the leg or the butt. I think the basic standard is anywhere below the shoulders and closer to the plate than Kyle's throw was. That's how they catch you. If your pitch goes behind a player there's obvious intent. But anyway, that isn't the point. The point is the Yankees are leading the league in something, and that should count for something.

4 comments:

quinn said...

its basically leading the league in being gangster.. we are ready to fight.

Roberto Alejandro said...

very true

Ku said...

i just came back.. it was a fun game after all. i got a chevrolet keychain. i know everybody watched the game so i won't say anything. but one thing.. if you have an almost full crowd.. you gotta do the wave. so you have to pay attention. ok, one more thing. matsui is a good hitter. i have to admit that.

raven said...

I believe the Yankees also lead in "the number of players get plunked" category.
And still no living creature in the Universe has a chance to beat Kevin Youkilis in the UGLY category. Beard is no compensation for hair, dude.