Saturday, April 10, 2010

Yanks Take the Rays' Donkeys and Hand Them Back to the Rays

The Good

Isn't it obvious? Nick Johnson drew another walk, completely validating Bronny Cash's unwillingness to accede to Johnny Damon's and Scott Boras's unreasonable contract demands. Oh, and there was that almost no-hitter, the 10 runs, Mark Teixeira actually hitting the ball, great defense, tears in Joe Maddon's eyes, etc.

The Bad

Kelly Shoppach broke up CC's no-hitter like a complete jerk! I hate that guy.

The Ugly

Girardi claims that Shoppach was going to be CC's last batter regardless of whether he got on base or not. The long-term is the concern, not a historic and important career achievement, according to Girardi. Perhaps Girardi should start using a lower setting on his hair trimmer. Pull a pitcher after 8 no-hit innings? Crazy talk.

Robinson Crusoe

Robinson Cano is quickly emerging as the only Yankee who cares about children. He hit another bomb yesterday, ending the Rays' playoff hopes. "This is why we put him fifth," said Girardi. "Robbie cares about the children, and we need RJG's generous donations to help those children. It was the easiest decision I've ever made as manager."

Posada 1hr = $1
Granderson 2hr = $2
Cano 2hr = $2
Total = $4


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Here's a cool little video that CC did about Vallejo California for The best part comes at the end when the kids are interviewing him.

lady gaganonymous said...

I HATE Joe Maddon so yes, the tears in his eyes were very beautiful.

Sad that CC didn't get that no-hitter, but I'm still sadder that Andy Pettitte didn't get that perfect game against the Orioles last year :( Pitching an awesome game is really all that matters. Today's game was awesome too.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

That was a tough one last year. But you're right, what matters is playing good baseball and winning games, and that's what Andy gave us on that night.