Tuesday, December 23, 2008
Thursday, December 18, 2008
Hello there, boys. Lookin' good in those pinstripes.
As is evident from the picture, CC and A.J. had their big press conference at the (old, *sniff*) Stadium today. Both said all the right things, and Burnett has begun the process of winning me over by being frank about his history of injuries and getting in a dig at former teammate Carl Pavano. Hey, someone's gotta say it now that Moose is.... aw, that makes me sad to write.
Anyway, neither guy has managed to get hurt or attack a cameraman yet. So far so good.
And now that this is all official, I have to ask, can we show a little love to Chien-Ming Wang? With all the talk of the "1-2 punch" that Sabathia and Burnett comprise, have we already relegated Wang to the number three starter in the rotation? Certainly some consideration has to be given to making him number two, no?
Friday, December 12, 2008
Brian Cashman knows something I don't. Brian Cashman knows something I don't. Brian Cashman knows something I don't.
That's what I'm going to keep telling myself. Because I can't find a reason otherwise for him to offer a mammoth 5 year/$82.5 million contract to injury-prone A.J. Burnett. High risk, high reward? We can only hope. The last thing we need is Carl Pavano 2.0. But I'm afraid that's what we got.
Dammit, I miss Mike Mussina already.
Ads I saw while looking at my FB profile yesterday:
Tuesday, December 09, 2008
- The fact that Francisco "K-Rod" Rodriguez is headed to the Mets and his jackass celebration every time he notches a save is now going to be on the New York nightly news more frequently than when the Yankees play the Angels.
- The Yankees apparent continued pursuit of A.J. Burnett. Pavano 2.0, guys. Pavano 2.0.
Monday, December 08, 2008
Greg Maddux announced his retirement today, which a friend and I agreed makes us feel old. Congrats to him on an incredible career, and like Mussina, it's good to see him go out on his own terms.* It also gives me an excuse to post this old-school Nike commercial which I always found amusing.
Does Nike even make commercials like this anymore? Ah well. See ya in Cooperstown, Mad Dog.
*Speaking of which, having the two of them on the same HOF ballot makes Moose a lot less likely to get in on his first shot.