Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Chamberlain Pitches Six Strong

The Good

Chamberlain pitched 6 innings giving up only 1 run. That makes for the first quality start of his career. As someone who has been for the plan to stretch out Joba in the majors all along, it's rewarding to see the plan pay off. Also good news, my brother is back from his trip to Nigeria where he was investigating possible trade pacts between the Nigerian government and RJG. He'll be doing most of the writing from now on, and I can get back to my life of sitting around annoyed at the Yankees because they didn't score enough runs.

The Bad

We scored a total of two runs, with 17 men left on base. Against the Astros. Who suck something tremendous. We won the game on a Derek Jeter home run. Let me repeat that, a Derek Jeter home run. We all love the cap here, and we respect his gangster of course, but the Yanks can't sit around waiting for Derek Jeter to blast home runs in order to take leads. Unacceptable. That brochure is in the mail.

The Ugly

I suppose that attempt at a pitch out where Joba threw wide and the ball rolled to the back stop was kind of ugly, though Posada addressed the issue by throwing the runner out at third as he tried to steal that base as well. Also ugly, the fact that we're playing Houston at all. I'm not wholly against inter-league play, but Houston? Really? Are people sitting around bars going, "if only the Yankees would play the Stros, that would mean something!" Come on now, this is so stupid.

The Karma

The "Respect Jeter's Gangster" blog joined Johnny Damon's home run club, which raises money for the Children's Health Fund. We are pledged to donate $1.00 for every homerun the Yankees hit this season. We will keep a running tally of the home runs hit and the money donated throughout the season. DJ (as we who know him personally call him) hit one out to send the Yankees ahead, a lead they would not relinquish. That's gangster!

Melky Cabrera 7hr = $7.00
Alex Rodriguez 10hr = $10.00
Hideki Matsui 7 hr = $7.00
Bobby Abreu 8hr = $8.00
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
Jason Giambi 15hr = $15.00
Johnny Damon 6hr = $6.00
Morgan Ensberg 1hr = $1.00
Robinson Cano 4hr = $4.00
Chad Moeller 1hr = $1.00
Wilson Betemit 3hr = $3.00
Derek Jeter 4hr = $4.00
Shelley Duncan 1hr = $1.00
Total = $69.00

If you are interested in Johnny Damon's Homerun Club or the Children's Health Fund you can find links to both at the top right hand corner of our page.


raven said...

Yes, it would be much more fun if the Yanks play against the Dodgers in LA.
And please don't tell me you're going to buy a stamp with your own money to send that brochure back to the richest baseball club in the universe.

Roberto Alejandro said...

I think I'll just tie it to a brick and throw it through one of the office windows at Yankee Stadium.

raven said...

It's a brilliant idea as long as you don't leave any fingerprints behind.
The front office will send 100 ferocious lawyers after you for any fracture in the glass.