Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Yanks Clinch Playoff Berth, Not Birth, That Would Be Weird

The Good

The Yanks, after toying around with the idea for about a week, decided to make the playoffs after all. Sabathia pitched, Mo pitched, the offense scored.

The Bad

The post game celebration was more understated than last year. Mostly the now even older Yankees sipped on brandy while they discussed investment options in the den.

The Ugly

Not a single RBI hit. We scored five runs purely by arguing that there were ghost runners on base whenever something happened in the game that would have pushed one of those ghost runners in. The umps bought it, but Cito Gaston got ejected for arguing that there are no ghost runners in professional baseball, only playground kiddie baseball. Needless to say, Gaston is no longer welcome on most sandlots.

Flexing the Small Ball?

The Yankees scored five runs by hitting balls into the outfield that would ultimately be caught and taking walks. Oh well, we're in the playoffs so we're not going to complain.

Posada 18hr = $36
Granderson 24hr = $48
Cano 28hr = $56
Swisher 28hr = $56
Jeter 10hr = $20
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 29hr = $58
Teixeira 33hr = $66
Thames 12hr = $24
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 3hr = $6
Curtis 1hr = $2
Kearns 2hr = $4
Nunez 1hr = $2
Berkman 1hr = $2
Total = $396

Post Script

How in the world does A-Rod have 29 home runs on the season? He had like three or four, then he hurt his calf, and now he has 29. How is that possible?


Uncle Mike said...

How does A-Rod have 29 home runs? Ask Lisa Swan of Subway Squawkers. She seems to think he can do anything. Especially now that he doesn't have that pesky Joe Torre around to bat him 8th.

Anonymous said...

Yes, yes, yes!