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.