Sunday, July 18, 2010

Yanks Take Series, Lose Pettitte

The Good

The Yanks beat the Rays to take the series by hitting up David Price for seven earned runs. A-Rod hit a home run, something we should celebrate because he has done so infrequently in his career. The bullpen didn't pitch like crap. Also a plus.

The Bad

Pettitte hurt his groin and may be out 4-5 weeks. Can anybody say "Roy Oswalt"?

The Ugly

In the past couple of years, Ken Singleton has had more and more opportunities to do the play by play in Yankees broadcasts. When Michael Kay doesn't make a road trip, Singleton does the play calling. This has led to tension, however, when Kay and Singleton work games together. Consider the following exchange from last night's broadcast:

Michael Kay: And here's the pitch. Swing and a . . .

Ken Singleton: Miss by Jorge Posada, the count now 1-2.

MK: What are you doing, Kenny?

KS: Whadaya mean 'what am I doing'? I'm calling the game.

MK: I call the game, you're the color guy.

KS: Excuse me sir, but the correct term is African American!

MK: No, I mean you're the color commentator.

KS: I'm sure were all commentators to you, Michael.

MK: What?

KS: Maybe I should just do a little jig for you while I call the game. Is that what you want? A little tap dance. Huh? You know what your problem is, Michael? You're a bigot.

MK: Kenny, that's not at all what I meant. I . . .

KS: A bigot. A fu...oul ball and the count remains 1-2 on Posada. I'll tell you Michael, these hitters really know how to wear down a pitching staff.

[Stunned silence].

The Road to 600

A-Rod hit his 598th home run today. An impressive feat tarnished only by the fact that he probably would have more by now if so many pitchers hadn't been roiding during so much of his career.

Posada 11hr = $22
Granderson 7hr = $14
Cano 17hr = $34
Swisher 16hr = $32
Jeter 8hr = $16
Johnson 2hr = $4
Rodriguez 15hr = $30
Teixeira 18hr = $36
Thames 3hr = $6
Gardner 5hr = $10
Winn 1hr = $2
Miranda 2hr = $4
Total = $210


lady gaganonymous said...

ANDY NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. That said, if he needs any sort of groin stretching exercises, I selflessly volunteer myself.

Also, okay, that Singleton/Kay conversation was hysterical.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Thanks, Ms. Gaganonymous. When they announced that it was a groin injury, I thought of you first. I hope you're holding up okay.

Rich Mahogany said...

LG, I hope you've seen the commercial that shows pictures from Andy's childhood. I don't remember what it's for, I was too busy being dumbfounded by Andy's high school moustache.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

Here's a healthy Andy Pettitte, pitching Dove Men+Care products.

lady gaganonymous said...


Rich, indeed I have! It's for Dove skin care. Therefore, I declare that he's not naked enough in the commercial. But it is totally adorable. And yes, he was hella homely in high school. Kinda makes me want to go back and date the homely guys from HS in case any of them end up looking like Andy Pettitte when they're 35 or so.