Sunday, March 14, 2010

20 More Games of This?

Apparently there are about 20 more Spring Training games to go. Of course, that means about three more weeks of baseball action that is about as interesting as the second half of January during the "hot stove" season. It hasn't helped that the only real interesting aspect of Spring Training, the race for the fifth starter spot, hasn't really materialized. Don't get me wrong, Mitre and Ace have had strong showings, but everyone knows they're not really in the race. This is about Hughes and Joba and at this point they seem to be auditioning for being as far from the starting rotation as possible. Neither has pitched particularly well and so we can't even get excited about the fifth starter race.

Even the A-Rod controversy has been mild by past standards. The Feds seem to be in no hurry to interview him, and all we have is the regular chorus from Mike Lupica demanding answers. I don't know why Lupica is owed an answer, but he better get it, or else!

The only real interesting issue right now is whether the RJG proprietors have wrested the crown away from the Elizabeths (as the royal family is known). The answer is yes, we have. But then someone explained to us that the royals don't actually have any power, and that England is exclusively run by parliament. Neither of us wanted to be in parliament, and without the corrupting absolute power, the throne wasn't particularly attractive either. You know how they say, 'heavy is the head that bears the crown'? Well, they're right. That crown is damn heavy, and gaudy. Who wears something like that?

So this leaves us with very little worth writing about. This just means that we will have to don our investigatory hats and dig deeper for all of you, our loyal subjects . . . I mean, readers. Soon enough we'll have all the real dirt on the major league camp. Who's weeping? Who's not weeping? You'll get it all here at RJG.

7 comments:

lady gaganonymous said...

I thought you were kidding with the Lupica thing but I was on the Daily News website to see their Mo profile (it's excellent) and wow. He pretty much accuses A-Rod of a cover up. Not as bad as Klapisch outright accusing Reyes of using HGH, but yeesh.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Yeah, it's the second Lupica column on the subject, the first was a warning that if A-Rod isn't honest the feds will prosecute him like they are barry bonds.

lady gaganonymous said...

do these writers for the Yankees even LIKE the Yankees????

Dylan Murphy said...

That's debatable. But I agree; Spring Training is way too long. Let's get to the season already. I'm getting anxious.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Lupica is technically a columnist, and while he more or less made his name in sports he does write on other subjects. He's not a horrible writer, he's just a bit of a blowhard at times. I don't know what his issue with A-Rod is, but he seems to be all over this Galea thing. Hopefully A-Rod hasn't done something in the past to prove Lupica right.

Anonymous said...

That's a lot to hope for.

Rich Mahogany said...

Lupica figured out that being a strident Yankee critic in a New York tabloid makes people read and talk about his columns. It also gives him a constant source of material because he can always say that something associated with the Yankees is terribly wrong.

Lupica isn't the only writer who figured out this approach, but he's probably the best at it.