Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Opening Day Win for the Yankees

The Good

What a game. Wang pitched 7 innings of 2 run ball getting the win in the process. Chamberlain followed suit with a solid inning which ended with a strikeout of Frank Thomas, and Mariano closed the game in typical Mariano fashion. Melky Cabrera came up big in this game, hitting a homerun and making two spectacular plays in the field to rob some doubles. And we were going to trade this guy.

The Bad

The Yankees waisted a lead off triple by Johnny Damon in the 8th. Plain and simple, you need to score from third.

The Ugly

Roy Halladay was upset that Melky took the curtain call. He yelled at him to get back in the dugout. I personally believe he shouldn't cry in the baby milk. At first I thought Halladay was angry at Melky, but later I realized that he's probably just angry because he plays for the Blue Jays. When you're on the Rays or Orioles, you know your team sucks, and you can prepare for that. With the Blue Jays, they have enough talent to be a good team, but are perennial 3rd place holders in the AL East. Unfortunately for them, 3rd place is just out of reach of both a division title and a wild card spot. Its easy to prepare for a losing season, but a mediocre season, is tough to swallow. Its kind of like coffee, I can drink it hot, or I can drink it cold, but when its luke warm, I throw it out.

Respect Jeter's Gangster is for the Children

We at the Respect Jeter's Gangster blog understand the its all about the children. To this end, we joined Johnny Damon's Homerun Club to support the Children's Health Fund. The Children's Health Fund provides health care to underserved children. Basically, all the children that don't have health insurance and can't afford medical care. Its sad that so many children out there have medical issues that go unresolved because they simply can't afford to go to a doctor. We pledged $1 for every homerun hit by the Yankees this season, and so far we're off to a good start. We'll keep a running tally throughout the season. 161 games to go...

Melky Cabrera - 1 HR = $1.00


Jim N. said...

What a classy move my friend. If the pinstripes score the 1000 runs that have eluded them for the last few times it's been predicted, you're in for a heavy donation, but i commend you for it!

I'm thinking of doing something like that too, just have to think of something creative to spur each donated dollar...

Thanks for puttin my blog up on your blogroll, I really appreciate it, yours is up on mine!

FYI, my blog may be about all asian atheletes in american sports but be forwarned, my fanaticism for the yankees rivals most.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I can respect fanaticism.

Yeah, even if you can make a one time donation every bit helps. You gotta figure if the Yankees hit 200 homeruns they're on pace to break some records, and I'd be more than happy to cough up the $200. We'll see how it goes.

Anonymous said...

funny that you are mad about the damon triple.. i go to school in upstate new york and sent my dad an email last night saying the same thing. Mussian tonight.. eh him and farnsworth cause pain when i watch them.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I think today will show us if Mussina has anything left in the tank. If he can't pitch well today, then I really can't see him being succesful throughout the season.

I'll say this though, when his knucklecurve is on, he makes batters look silly.

Anonymous said...

well we need to find someone to get mussina out of there. and there is no way that kei igawa is going to.. and i doubt pavano will want to try and throw a baseball.. i heard hes allergic to the red dye used in stitching the baseballs

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Mussina will be fine, he's going to win 12-15 games, that's all we want. he's done after this year and Joba will have his spot in the bullpen from here on out.

Anonymous said...

mussina is gonna bring it tonight