Say it ain’t so…
can’t even explain how hurt I am right now that Moose has decided to
finally hang up the uniform. There are very few pitchers in the game
that I personally enjoy watching no matter if they’re having a good day
on the mound or not, and Mike Mussina is one of them. He isn’t going
after the big 3-0-0, but he’s a Hall of Famer in my eyes, hands down.
P.S. I’m still hoping Moose will pull off a Roger Clemens.
order of business, apologies to anyone who reads this blog for my month-ish absence.
Blame education. I’m in my senior year of high school but it feels like
college already. Papers due every week + applying to college madness =
no time & no fun. But, I’m back… well, for at least this post
[not sure how often I'll be able to post these days] and I’m thinking
of starting a new “segment” on the blog to recap the events of the
week/month [haven't decided yet] so, here’s to the first…
The Month Since My Last Post In Retrospect:
1. Phillies Win World Series:
anyone even care about this one? I swear, this might’ve been the most
boring and least talked about WS of all time. Had the Rays won, maybe
it would’ve generated more talk, since it would’ve been their first
championship in their absolute first year in the playoffs, but no, the
Phillies had to win and make the World Series something no one cared
about this year. Congrats gentlemen.
2. Yanks Make “Other Teams: Don’t Even Try” Offer To CC:
The economy is becoming the new titanic, while Sabathia is getting enough money to make it
pour for weeks. Why CC is still “thinking about his options” is beyond
me. I would’ve packed my bags and been on a plane the minute the Yanks
made the offer.
3. Hank Displays His Greedy S.O.B.’ness… In A Good Way:
CC, Burnett oh my. We all knew Hank was coming dangerously close to
being more infamous than his father the minute he stepped on the scene,
but… wow, now he’s just leaving him in the dust. Mini-Stein Numero
Uno can’t just have a slice, he wants the whole pie and if you’re a
Yankee fan you’re probably thinking the same thing as me: Screw the haters, we have a sweet tooth. Bring us the big boys. [Gotta love a shopping spree.]
4. Yanks Put Swisher In Blue Pinstripes:
that’s not even the thing worth noting… the real story is who they
got rid of in getting him: Wilson Betemit [+2 minor league guys].
Forgetting about Sabathia/Lowe/Burnett for a second, this move right
here was bliss for me. I don’t know what’s worse than garbage, but
Betemit was it. I can’t even count how many times I wanted to take the
bat from his hands this year. But, besides Betemit, the other thing to
note about this move: the “dreams” of acquiring Teixeira. Yeah, say goodbye to those. But, if it makes you guys feel any better the Yanks also got a minor leaguer named “Kanekoa Texeira” with this move.
5. Rasner Wants To Leave, Gets His Wish… I Think:
So Raz requests a trade and the Yanks deal him to Japan… I don’t know if Raz wanted to go that far, but all I can say is good luck.
6. Free Agent Madness:
one guy not sure if he’s even going to pitch again, another guy
wanting to pitch just one more year and plenty of other guys now on the free
agent market, I can’t even tell which way is up right now. One of the
many reasons why I do not like the off-season is because of how much
goes on. I lack the ability to keep up so just tell me who’s on the
roster the day before Opening Day.
- Jeet & A-Rod win Silver Slugger and Moose picks up another Gold Glove, congrats to each.
- New Yankee Stadium is looking super sexy.
P.S. Lemme know if I missed any news.
P.P.S. Duh, forgot the election. Viva Obama.
P.P.P.S. Now, go and vote for Victor Martinez for “Oddity Of The Year” TYIB Award [formally known as Blooper Of The Year] because that kick of the bucket was one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen.