Saturday, May 25, 2013


## Isn't this ever going to end? How can one team be so snake-bit as this? Granderson has another broken bone - a pinkie, this time - that will put him back on the DL for another 6-8 weeks. David Phelps almost landed there, too. Another inch or two, and that line drive off the bat of Ben Zobrist would have hit bone instead of the fleshy part of his pitching arm.

The Yanks beat up on Rays pitcher Roberto Hernandez, playing under his real name these days, for four innings, scoring 5 runs off him, and ultimately winning 9-4. How can anyone not be impressed with David Adams? The 26 year-old is playing like a 10-year veteran instead of a guy with just 30 major league at bats.

Even with all the injuries, you'd have to admit everything the Yanks try seems to work. You get the feeling they could pull a beer-drinking fan out of the crowd and he'd hit .280 and drive in 25 runs in a month. Even "Flash" Flaherty was somewhat amusing in the booth last night.

## Jesus Montero, whom Seattle acquired for his hitting, isn't. He's hitting .208 with 3 home runs and 9 RBIs. The Mariners sent him to Triple A Tacoma last night. They are also starting to work him out at first base.

## Finally, some good news for poor A-Rod, who is still almost 7 weeks away from putting on the pin stripes again. He finally sold his Florida home - for 30 million dollars, showing a profit of $15 million. I guess we can cancel that benefit dinner for him. I was getting concerned.

## The injury bug is spreading. The Red Sox put Shane Victorino and Wil Middlebrooks on the DL yesterday. Anyone feeling sorry for Boston? I didn't think so.

## The Dodgers are still 8 games under .500, and everyone in the front office is going out of their way to say that manager Don Mattingly's job is safe. This is NEVER a good sign.

"The NCAA has banned the painting of Twitter hashtags on football fields. This means Auburn has to get rid of its #WhoWantsToBeAMillionaire logo."  -- Brad Dickson
"This week in new movies: "Hangover III: Who Needs A Plot?" has opened."  -- Brad Dickson
"The Houston Astros fired a stadium vendor after a fan filmed him putting a tray of snow cones onto a bathroom floor while he used the facilities. Yikes. And here Astros fans thought the most stomach churning thing this year at Minute Maid Park would be the team’s play on the field."  -- Janice Hough
"A Blackhawks fan went into labour at the United Center watching Chicago eliminate the Wild and advance to Round 2. That might be the mother of all playoff births."  -- RJ Currie
"In case you missed it, ex-Washington hoopster Jason Collins came out of the closet. Given how many teams swept the Wizards this season, it was probably a broom closet."  -- RJ Currie
"So what does this say about today's societal values?  Asking price for Stan Musial estate: $1.795 million.  Winning bid for "Bea Arthur Naked" painting: $1.9 million."  -- Dwight Perry
"Thursday night was Lennay Kekua bobblehead night at the Florence (Ky.) Freedom baseball game, in honor of Manti Te'o's fake girlfriend. The first 1,000 fans were given empty bobblehead boxes."  -- Dwight Perry


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