Sunday, July 18, 2010

AJ's Kevin Brown Impression Fails to Yield Results

The Good

On the day it was revealed that not a single player, past or current, attended Bob Sheppard's funeral, the Yankees tried to make up for it with a series of pre- and in-game tributes to the late, great announcer. Wait, is that good? I'm not sure that's good . . .

The Bad

. . . No, that's definitely bad. Kind of like a 10-5 pummeling is bad, especially to your principal division rival. Now we face David Price in the rubber match, also bad, as Price has been pretty dominant against us.

The Ugly

Sheppard-gate is ugly. The Yankees need to do some soul searching on this one as an organization. No matter what you say about different ways of honoring people, there should have been players at that funeral. The Core Four plus A-Rod come to mind, as these are the guys who most represent the franchise. I know the funeral took place during travel dates after the All-Star game, but the situation called for a little more attention and effort than it was given.

Still Winners, Even When They Lose

Teixeira and Posada each hit home runs last night. Both balls have been donated to the Hall.

Posada 11hr = $22
Granderson 7hr = $14
Cano 17hr = $34
Swisher 16hr = $32
Jeter 8hr = $16
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 14hr = $28
Teixeira 18hr = $36
Thames 3hr = $6
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 2hr = $4
Total = $208

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