The mooning of Papi? Dare to BELIEVE

The mooning of Papi? Dare to BELIEVE
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Saturday, June 30, 2012

No Moonlight Grahams: Give the kid another chance

OK, Adam Warren stank out the joint last night. And 10 weeks of this every fifth day will give me shingles. (The scariest ad on TV is the where the guy looks into the camera and says, "Trust me, this is something you do NOT want to ever have.") But he shouldn't be another Gil Blanco.

Gil Blanco was an exciting young prospect in 1965, the beginning of the end, who was endlessly being touted by Mel Allen. He pitched out of the bullpen and did alright, and the Yankees didn't have much youth in their system, and think about it - Gil Blanco is s great baseball name...  So one day, they gave him a start.

Kaboom. I don't think he made it out of the first inning. I just remember the pain in Mel Allen's voice, it was practically cracking, when they took Blanco out. He never started for us again, and they shipped his butt to KC, which was almost like living out of rest stops on the NYS Thruway.

Give Adam Warren another chance. Yeah, he stank last night. But before we pull the trigger on something that's going to backfire in the long haul - the Sidney Ponsons are swirling overhead - let's try it again. We've got an expensive pitching coach in our dugout. Let's do some work. Let's give this kid another chance. Isn't that what Hope Week is all about.

GIVE ADAM WARREN ANOTHER TRY. WE CANNOT BE THE TEAM THAT NEVER FORGIVES. WE NEED TO BE THE TEAM OF SECOND CHANCES, THE TEAM THAT UNDERSTANDS HOW DIFFICULT IT CAN BE TO PLAY THE GAME OF BASEBALL IN FRONT OF A YANKEE STADIUM CROWD. ADAM WARREN HAS WORKED HARD TO GET THIS FAR. HE NEEDS ANOTHER CHANCE.

NO MOONLIGHT GRAHAM. NO GIL BLANCO. ADAM WARREN NEEDS ANOTHER START. NEXT WEEK. IF YOU FALL OFF THE HORSE, YOU GET RIGHT BACK ON. HAVE THE YANKEE OWNERS NEVER MADE A MISTAKE? HAVE THE YANKEE TOP BRASS EVER MADE A MISTAKE? I BET THEY HAVE. GIVE ADAM WARREN ANOTHER CHANCE.

And if he screws up again, the hell with him.

3 comments:

Alphonso said...

Screw you and your liberal attitude.

Did you read my "Prediction?"

The bad news is; I am still being right every time. I have no more negative Ju-Ju powers.

I may have to become an eternal optimist.

It's like an unknown world for me.

But send this guy to the bus station.

John M said...

Send Girardi to the bus station, if only for making Corey Wade the Scott Proctor of 2012.

From May of 2011:
Said Cashman, per Danny Knobler of CBS Sports:

"Did we have players here who were overused?" Did I meet with Joe? Yes. I met with Proctor, and told him, 'You'd better stop telling Joe you can pitch.' "There's no hypocrisy here. Then, referring to current Yankee manager Joe Girardi, Cashman said, "That's stuff I don't have to worry about anymore."

Oh, yeah, Cash? Wanna bet?

Anonymous said...

Mel Allen was fired after the 1964 season.