Friday, May 17, 2013


## Along with the box scores, all Yankee games should have an injury report attached. You know:
2b - Cano (5, 4th inning - Noesi)
HR - Wells (9, 7th inning, 0 on, Noesi)
PM (Pulled Muscle) - Pettitte (3, 5th inning)
SG (Strained Groin) - Stewart (1, 8th inning)

The report says that Pettitte has tightness in his left trapezius. I thought I saw them on sale at Target last week. Could be wrong.
Stewart pulled a groin muscle last night, too. Just what a catcher needs. If he goes on the DL, Cashman will be calling up the second string catcher from Scranton. Maybe what they really need is another team trainer. Or a witch doctor.

Granderson has been a real difference maker so far, hasn't he? Gardner came twice in critical situations and came up empty, Empty? He struck out both times. Even Annie-O was having trouble staying positive with that. "At least he didn't hit into a double play," was her comment.

The only guy on the team I have any confidence in is Lyle Overbay. He might look terrible at the plate for three at bats, but if he comes up in a crucial situation, he hits the ball hard.

Has anyone else noticed that the worse he does at bat, the slower Cano runs to first? And why is he taking the first pitch of every at bat? It's not like he chooses not to swing, he leaves the bat on his shoulder and just stands there. Then, of course, we have the 20 second (on average - I timed it) stroll around the plate. He taps his spikes, adjusts his helmet, adjusts his jersey and then, re-tightens his batting gloves. That one kills me. why does he have to re-tighten it, what all he does is hold the bat on his shoulder? I think we have a spoiled-brat superstar on our hands. Maybe the trainer told him to avoid pulling a muscle.

David Cone, who is not the brightest bulb in the marquee, has twice suggested a squeeze play. When you're struggling for runs, this can be a very effective play. Gardner is trying bunts, or faking them, all the time. Why not try one with a man on third? Where's Billy Martin when you need him?

Toronto is in town this weekend. Finally, a team the Yankees can beat. They'll probably need to score more than two runs, though, which may be asking an awful lot.

"Tiger beat Sergio Garcia to win The Players tournament. Garcia hit 2 balls in the water at the famous #17 island green at TPC Sawgrass. Sergio said his inner demons got the best of him, when he thought he saw Tiger in the group in front of him walk across the water to the green. --  TC Chong
"Has anyone noticed that NBA playoff scores are starting to resemble football scores?"  -- TC Chong
 "MLB is thinking of expanding video review in 2014 and possibly making all calls other than balls or strikes subject to instant replay. Stand by for Yankees-Red Sox games going from four to five hours."  -- Janice Hough
" San Francisco pitcher Jeremy Affedlt discovered a clerical error from earlier in his contract and, as a result, returned $500,000.00 back to the Giants.A similar situation with Alex Rodriguez might involve the return of the Louisiana Purchase."  -- Bill Littlejohn
"The youthful Astros had to cancel their annual player wives charity gala for lack of wives. Maybe the Astros should sign a power-hitting polygamist."  -- Matt Youmans
"The White Sox one-hit the struggling Angels. It's not that impressive — the Angels mustered only two hits during batting practice."  -- Brad Dickson
"The Big Ten announced its 2014 football schedule, with each team slated to play Ten games.
In other words, 12."  -- Dwight Perry
"The cicadas ending their 17-year underground stay to infest New York: They saw Yankee Stadium and the first thing they said was, 'Wow, Mariano Rivera is still pitching!"  -- David Letterman 
" Thomas Tusser is credited with the proverb "A fool and his money are soon parted." In a related item, Jerry Jones gave Tony Romo a $108 million contract extension"  -- RJ Currie
 "Q. What do you call a fashion-store promotion that saw 50 young Swiss women race 375 metres through Basel in their undies?   A. Over too quickly."  -- RJ Currie


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