Thursday, March 31, 2011

The Yankees Won!

The Good

Curtis Granderson avoided the DL and made it to New York. He had a diving catch. A running catch. And a home run. All in one day! Teixeira also crushed a ball which Nasa is probably still tracking just to make sure it doesn't interfere with their mission to take pictures of Mercury (FYI: turns out Mercury looks a lot like those artist renditions in textbooks that they paid far less to produce).

The Bad

Sabathia only lasted six innings. Not awful with our bullpen, but I'm sure Girardi was hoping to save some of those pitchers for AJ's start tomorrow.

The Ugly

The Yankees took a risk rushing Granderson back for opening day, but potential replacement Chris Dickerson was simply not an option.

"Chris Dickerson is crazy," explained Joe Girardi in a recent sit-down interview with RJG. "He was walking around the clubhouse with this purse around his shoulder. I'm all, 'What are you doing with a purse?' And he's like, 'It's not a purse, this is a man's bag.' I'm like, 'Ummm, no. That couldn't even be considered a murse. It's quite clearly a purse. In fact, I think my wife has that same purse. In burgundy.' And he's just, 'No, it's a man's bag.' 'What about this bag suggests anything man about it?' I says. He's all, 'There's a glock in it.' He pulls out this glock and then starts doing this crazy dance. He's all, 'This is my glock dance.' I'm all, 'He is not breaking camp with us. Hell no. He's #$%*&@! crazy!'"

RJG Is for the Children

Teixeira and Granderson both went deep. That's $2 for the children. I think. I'm actually not sure what my brother has pledged this year. Could be zero for all I know. That'll be embarrassing for him after this post!

Teixeira 1hr = $1
Granderson 1hr = $1
Total = $2


Rob B said...

It's okay. AJ doesn't pitch until Saturday. They have a day to rest all the relievers.

Which brings to mind this question: An off day the second day of the season? WTF?

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

According to Michael Kay, MLB schedules an off day after every team's opener in case of April showers. This way if the game gets postponed due to rain, or snow if you're in Minnesota, you can still play the next day.

Rich Mahogany said...

What did you expect we could get for Mitre? A sane person?

I'm glad you're donating to the Children's Health Fund again this year. Being a fan of children, health and funds, I will donate too (probably $2/HR).

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Trying to upstage us I see!

I didn't mention it in the post, but Verlander was throwing some scary heat yesterday. For the first game of the season, that was impressive.

Fernando Alejandro said...

We're pledging $2/hr again! Thanks for getting the game post up BO, things have been crazy busy here.

Rich, good to hear that you're signing up again for the homerun club!