Monday, October 26, 2009

World Series Here We Come

The Good

Andy Pettitte gave us exactly what we needed out of him, a high quality start, and a chance to get the offense rolling, which it did. Johnny Damon appears to be over his post season batting slump.

The Bad

Mo gave up a run. Tragic.

The Ugly

We're on to face the Phillies. For those traveling down to Philadelphia for these games, just know that Phillies fans are just as fanatical as Boston fans and are prone to the same lapses in judgement as Boston fans. It should be a great series though, with two very good offenses.


First vote goes to Andy Pettitte, 6.1 innings of one run ball was exactly what we needed last night, and Andy was the stopper we have come to expect.

An easy second place vote goes to Johnny Damon, who went 2-4 with 2 RBI's to give the Yankees the lead early in the game.

Lastly, a third place vote goest to Mariano Rivera, who despite giving up a run, pitched two innings and closed the series out for the Yankees.

With our patented RJG scoring system, a first place vote gets a player 3 pts, a second place vote will get 2 pts and a 3rd place vote gets 1 pt. Here is the ALCS MVP breakdown:

CC Sabathia = 6pts
Mariano Rivera = 6pts
Andy Pettitte = 3pts
Mark Teixeira = 3pts
Phil Hughes = 3pts
Alex Rodriguez = 3pts
Johnny Damon = 2pts
Robinson Cano = 2pts
Melky Cabrera = 2 pts
Chone Figgins/Erick Aybar = 2pts
AJ Burnett = 1pt
Hideki Matsui = 1pt
Dave Robertson = 1pt
Damaso Marte = 1pt

CC Sabathia ended up winning the ALCS MVP honors, though you could make a case for Mariano. I feel fine that Sabathia won it given that he pitched two exceptional games, and without his two strong starts I really don't see us being where we are.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

The RJG will continue to donate to Johnny Damon's homerun club throughout the post season. We believe that our $1.00 donations build just enough good will to push the Yankees into their next World Series title. We expect a ring Bronny Cash.

No homeruns last night for the Bronx Bombers. That's two straight games without the long ball, yet they scored 11 runs between the two. This team is getting it done in more ways than one.

Post Season Homeruns:

Derek Jeter 3hr = $3.00
Hideki Matsui 1hr = $1.00
Alex Rodriguez 5hr = $5.00
Mark Teixeira 1hr = $1.00
Jorge Posada 2hr = $2.00
Johnny Damon 2hr = $2.00
Total = $14.00

Regular Season Total = $244.00

RJG Donation Total = $258.00

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. Live it. Love it. RJG.

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