Sunday, September 9, 2012

Yankees Maintain Division Lead with Series Tie

The Good

The Yankees still lead the AL East. We can still hit home runs. Lots of them. We still play in New York. No one is trying to move the team.

The Bad

We still have more injured players than the 1970 Marshall football team. (Too soon?). Teixeira began the series injured, returned, then got reinjured. Not good.

The Ugly

That blown call in the third game did not go unnoticed by RJG. After the game, we sought out Jerry Meals for an explanation.

"Look, it's not as easy as it seems, calling balls and strikes."

Meals looked shooken up. His eyes darted nervously around the room. He seemed distracted. Somewhere else.

"One second you're standing there. Alone. You think to yourself, just don't miss any calls. A checked swing. A bang-bang play at first. So many things can go wrong. Next thing I know, I says to myself, my last name is Meals. Meals! How stupid is that? Then Teixeira is sliding, I'm not at all paying attention, and the entire world is waiting for my call. Teixeira was running so I figured, hell, he must be out. Yeah. I messed up. But is your name Meals? Then give me a #$%@ing break, ok?!"

He has a point.

A Homer a Day Keeps the Orioles at Bay

Sort of anyway. Martin, Pearce, Granderson, and Jeter each had one home run in the last three games, while A-Rod added two of his own. That's $12, count 'em, $12 for the kids.

Raul Ibanez 15hr = $30
Nick Swisher 20hr = $40
Andruw Jones 13hr = $26
Derek Jeter 15hr = $30
Curtis Granderson 35hr = $70
Alex Rodriguez 17hr = $34
Robinson Cano 29hr = $58
Mark Teixeira 23hr = $46
Eric Chavez 13hr = $26
Russell Martin 16hr = $32
Jayson Nix 5hr = $10
Dewayne Wise 3hr = $6
Chris Stewart 1hr = $2
Ichiro Suzuki 3hr = $6
Casey McGehee 1hr = $2
Steve Pearce 1hr = $2

Total 210 hr = $420


Rich Mahogany said...

With both umpire and voter fraud working against them, it will be a miracle if the Yankees can make it to the playoffs. It will be like if Romney wins the election, the little guy winning against the powerful forces of wealth and inequality.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

It reminds me of Mr. Burns: "For once the rich white man is in control"

Rich Mahogany said...

Such truth. And people say Mr. Burns is a villainous character.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

He's really the voice of reason.