Monday, August 23, 2010

7 things you should know about tonight's Supernova

Look to the western skies, Yankiverse.

Off in the distance, north to the mountains known as the Poconos -- home of beautiful Mount Airy Lodge Casino! -- where a burst of fire melts into the famed skyline that signifies the city of Scranton-Wilke Barre...

There, ye shalt see thine future: IVAN MANUEL NOVA GUANCE.

Who is he? What is he?

1. He has a career MLB earned run average of 0.00.

2. He was born during the administration of Ronald Reagan.

3. He was nearly lost in the Rule 5 draft to San Diego.

4. He was born in the Dominican Repubic city that also produced Jose Rijos.

5. He is 6 feet 4 inches tall but only weighs 210.

6. He started twice last year in Scranton's post-season, going 1-0 with a 1.93 ERA.

7. He pitched three shutout innings for us earlier this year, then got ditched because Chan Ho Park came back.