Monday, October 5, 2009

Roberto's Back, Yankees Win

The Good

After a hellish month of finding out news and sports information from an iPhone (I know these things are supposed to be great, but I'd like to punch Steve Jobs in the face), I am finally back online here in Merry Ol' England. Additionally, in a game whose box score indicates that all 40 players on the expanded roster were featured, the Yankees won yesterday, ending the season on a positive note, and with a major league leading 103 wins; the most by any Yankees team since the last time they won 103 games or more. A-Rod had two homeruns, one of them a grand-slam, and an AL record 7 RBI in one inning. Burnett threw a strong five innings. Things are looking good.

The Bad

The AL central's top two teams are apparently managed by Al Franken and Norm Coleman. Not surprisingly the race is yet to be decided, with each side vowing to take their appeals all the way to Robert Mitchell himself if need be.

The Ugly

The Rays refused to pitch to Teixeira, preserving the injured Carlos Pena's tie for the home run lead in the AL. After the game, Teixeira called the Rays cowards. The Rays looked deep into themselves and realized, yes, they are cowards.

The Record Breaking Homer Count

With A-Rod's two home runs, the Yankees managed to hit 244 on the season, breaking a franchise record set in 1916 when Babe Ruth and Roger Maris slugged it out in an epic home run race that help defeat Kaiser Wilhem in WWI.

Jorge Posada 22hr = $22.00
Hideki Matsui 28hr = $28.00
Derek Jeter 18hr = $18.00
Mark Teixeira 39hr = $39.00
Nick Swisher 29hr = $29.00
Robinson Cano 25hr = $25.00
Johnny Damon 24hr = $24.00
Melky Cabrera 13hr = $13.00
Jose Molina 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 30hr = $30.00
Brett Gardner 3hr = $3.00
Francisco Cervelli 1hr = $1.00
Eric Hinske 7hr = $7.00
Jerry Hairston Jr. 2hr = $2.00
Ramiro Pena 1hr = $1.00
Juan Miranda 1hr = $1.00
Total = $244.00

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.


cr1 said...

Throwing at Tex with the apparent intent to inflict a payback injury was ugly. Walking him to preserve their injured guy's place in the stats not so much.

Fernando Alejandro said...

Bo! Welcome back to the site! We've missed you in the RJG office.

CR1, I didn't like that they didn't pitch to him, but honestly, since it was our team that injured Pena, I can see why they didn't.

SA Yankee fan said...

A bit silly of the though, being the home run leader will make him just a little bit harder to keep if that is their intention....

Ruthie said...

the rays are a joke. cocky neanderthals (spelling check), who were planning to rest on their laurels of last years sucess. reality slapped them in the face, and to "save" face they decide to take the stats into their own hands? who's to say tex would of hit a homer?? the pigs.!

Quinn said...

who cares arod hit one. and if worse comes to worse we always have shelly duncan in spring training to bust some heads

Riddering said...

CC did not hit Pena. Pena swung into CC's pitch. A lot people, including the Rays' roster, seem to have forgotten that.

Anyway, it was nice to cap off the season with a warning to pitchers in the postseason: pitch to Teixeira.

Or else!

/rubs hands together in anticipation

Fernando Alejandro said...

The anticipation is killing me!