Thursday, April 23, 2009

Does It Really Matter if It Is a Launching Pad?

Though we put this story to rest days ago, it just will not go away. Whether Yankee Stadium is a launching pad is the new official slow news day topic. Here's the thing, it doesn't matter. If it is, it is for any team who plays there, it's not an advantage. Also, when you have A-Rod, Teixeira, Matsui, Posada, and Cano all in your line up, you should hardly care whether you can put one over the fence in right. Besides, I suspect most of the home runs hit were a function of my jedi powers, not some sort of "jet stream," I think we would've noticed a river of jets flying out to right field. Stupid media.


Fred Trigger said...

maybe you should stop using your jedi powers. They are clearly helping the other team as well.

A river of jets is a fascinating thing to watch. Almost as amusing as watching a mongoose fight a cobra. I dont know what this means, but it sounded good in my head.

Roberto Alejandro said...

helping the other team accidentally is a bit of an occupational hazard, but somebody has to face down the empire.

mongoose-cobra fights are always amusing. In fact, broadcasting these events is how Comedy Central got their start.

Fred Trigger said...

perhaps you should leave the evil empire (yankees) and join the rebel forces (red sox)

Yeah, I just threw out a star wars analogy. What of it?

Roberto Alejandro said...

your analogy is all off. The sox have a pitcher named Masterson. What does Darth Vader call the emperor? Master. Coincidence? Nope. The Yankees have an old catcher name Yogi Berra who is very small. The Jedi have an old Jedi Master who is very small named Yoda. Yogi-Yoda. Coincidence? Unlikely.

Fred Trigger said...

and just like that, I have been owned. Well played, sir.

anonymous number two said...

Proof as to why there should be no off-days.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Hahaha. Wow, that exchange just made my day.

Roberto Alejandro said...

Actually, this is exactly why we need off days. The Star Wars to Baseball ratio is an often neglected, but highly important, fact of the game.

Anonymous said...

My daughter and I sat in the front row for the original Star Wars for 4 bucks. A $2646 saving. You can do the ratio calc.
My next daughter looked like Yoda. Yogi was younger then.
Hey! The Indians were still knockin' 'em out in KC.
Seems as many were going out to Left (nearly) as to right in the A's series.
I kinda wanted Giambi to be the fist to park one in the upper deck in right, but Damon's OK.