Sunday, May 06, 2007

While I was Out

First, the formalities.

Yankees 8, Mariners 1
Yankees 5, Mariners 0

Now . . .

As to the other event of this Sunday.

(Understand, Astro-Girl sits ten feet away, cursing at the TV as I type. Astro-Girl, so named because of her status as the world's biggest Astros fan, has her own feelings on the Clemens signing. I join her mid-screed:

"He came here and said he wanted to come home. How touching. Well, f*** you, buddy. Hope the Red Sox kick your ass. He promised to come here and help us to the World Series and all that bull****, well he could have damn well stayed here and help us now. All this, 'It's not about the money,' Well, f*** you, buddy. All this, 'This really isn't about money. I picked the Yankees because they have the best chance to win.' Well, f*** you, pal. Go ahead and trash your old teammates. What, they Astros don't know how to win? And you can f****** put that on your blog. Sh****** on your old teammates that way. F*** you, asshole. Go have sex with Pettitte for all I care."

My fiance, ladies and gentlemen.

Anyway, back to the post.)

So anyway . . . Wang picks the Saturday night sports collision to announce his return, taking a perfect game into the eighth. Dealing as I did with the Rockets' first-round fade-out (as expected) and Mayweather's victory over De la Hoya (same), I missed Wang's return to the front rank.

Let us take in the events of the past week. Last Tuesday, Philip Hughes's cranky hamstring was seen as the death knell of the Yankee rotation. Now, as of June first, with the top four spots set (Wang, Moose, Pettitte, Rocket), with Rasner pitching as well as he did (against the Mariners, mind), and with Igawa due for another few chances this month, Hughes may go straight from the DL to Triple-A.

Yes . . . Moose, Pettitte and Rocket may not last the season. And the Red Sox are scary good.

But what a difference a few days make.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Who is Roger Clemens?

He's a carpetbagging mercenary that couldn't wait to ride to the rescue of a downtrodden team with a fat wallet. He's already the hero and he hasn't even thrown a pitch. Yes I know he's a first ballot Hall of Famer but now he's just a high priced distraction(Paris Hilton with talent). But hey, it's glitz, glamour and Broadway, that's the way the Yankees like it.

Not only did he sign for a boatload of dough, he's also part-timer who can come and go as he pleases. Sounds a lot like a certain slugger in San Francisco. But as big a distraction as Barry Bonds is, his bat still has a bigger impact on the game and team than Roger Clemens does.

The Rocket is the highest priced band-aid ever. The only bandage worth that much cash is the one that would have stopped Steve Nash's nose from gushing during game one of the Spurs vs Suns playoff series.

That's a lot of money to spend just to have a chance at the wildcard.

Signing Roger Clemens is Brian Cashman's version of "Mission Accomplished". In other words, "I did something. Now get off my back!"

Clemens isn't really replacing anybody in the rotation, because there never really was a rotation. Clemens won't be pitching deep into very many ballgames. So who's going to help that already overworked bullpen?

I've got my money on a groin pull by the end of July.

-Blue

Robbie-Boy said...

Thank you Blu....you just guaranteed an amazing season for the Yanks and Clemens.

Will you now please tell me that my powerball numbers suck?

Anonymous said...

No. I already picked them to win it all!! The jinx is alive and well my pinstriped friend.
-Blue

Robbie-Boy said...

Whoa whoa whoa....wait a minute. Which one is it. Winning it all, or
"Clemens isn't really replacing anybody in the rotation, because there never really was a rotation. Clemens won't be pitching deep into very many ballgames. So who's going to help that already overworked bullpen? I've got my money on a groin pull by the end of July."

Ahhhhhh, just think of Clemens tutoring young Phil Huges. "No son hold it this way......that's right....see more sink on that fastball...now let me show you a little secret about my off-speed stuff...if you put your ring finger AND your pinkie on the seam right here...............

Don't you have a Padres team to root for until they break your heart in Sept? Bwaahahahahahahaha

Anonymous said...

Picking the Yanks is merely to jinx the Yanks. But it seems they don't need my help after all.

By the way, hurry up and say goodbye to Igawa and the 40-million bucks Stein shelled out for him.

-Blue

Robbie-Boy said...

Picking someone when you don't really believe it, but are doing so just to jinx that team is so....so...well it's something I would expect from a local DBacks fan.

It's something Franklin Delanor Romonowski would do on his birthday.

Anonymous said...

Kramer: Franklin Delano Romanowski... I go to his birthday party, and just before he blew out his candles, he gives me this look.
George: Stink eye?
Jerry: Crook eye?
Kramer: Evil eye.