Sunday, March 7, 2010

Spring Training Just Got Interesting

After helping the Yankees win their 27th Championship, Jose Molina was not resigned by the Yankees, replaced instead by Johnny-come-lately Francisco "I'm going to take your job next year" Cervelli. Molina, interviewed yesterday, mentioned the fact that he "taught [Cervelli] everything I know." Molina was behind the plate yesterday in a game where Cervelli took a fastball off the helmet, leaving him with a concussion. Coincidence? Molina could be heard from the parking lot yelling, "Is this how you repay me!" Let's just say the next Toronto-Yankees game should be interesting. Jamie Hoffman has already vowed to slide hard on any hit, flyball, routine grounder, or strike out.

Then, this morning, the Daily News released a column by Jon Harper in which he profiles CC Sabathia. The column ends with a quote from Sabathia, in which he states, "After getting a taste of winning in New York, and all the history, I don't know why anyone would leave." That was clearly a shot at Alex Rodriguez for opting out of his Contract with New York a year before Sabathia even signed with the team. And while that may seem a rash conclusion, there is nothing else going on in baseball right now, so shut up about it.


lady gaganonymous said...

You TOTALLY JINXED THE YANKEES with the "days without a Spring Training injury" thing!! Poor Cervelli. Happy birthday, to boot. :(

I thought Burnett talking to Vernon Wells after throwing up and in on him was adorable.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

In fairness, that was my brother's fault. Blame him. I'm a victim too.

Rich Mahogany said...

But Roberto, ARod didn't get a taste of winning in NY before he opted out. He only tasted the history, which some consider gamy.

Rich Mahogany said...

"I thought Burnett talking to Vernon Wells after throwing up and in on him was adorable."

Even though this sentence is obviously about pitching, I envisioned something different at first. Vernon Wells does make a lot of people nauseous.

lady gaganonymous said...

haha, Rich. Immediately after writing that, I thought that too. Whoops.