Sunday, April 21, 2019

My 2 Cents Worth..



Aaron Judge on the 10 day injury list?

10 days?

My ass feathers!


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

BULLSHIT.

2 MONTHS.

AT LEAST.

HE TORE SOMETHING.

WE MAY NOT SEE HIM UNTIL RIGHT AFTER THE ALL STAR BREAK.

I DON'T KNOW HOW WE ARE GOING TO SURVIVE (ESPECIALLY WITH THE ARSON SQUAD-HOLDER, GREEN AND OTTAVINO), LIGHTING THINGS UP.

TODAY WAS THE FASTEST BLOWN 5 RUN LEAD IN HISTORY...IT ALMOST RUINED A GREAT EASTER.

THANK GOD IT DIDN'T. (METS HAD ME HOPPIN' HAPPY WITH THE BONUS).

WE GOTTA GET SOME GUYS BACK.

SOON.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I fear you are correct, ALL-CAPS.

And me, I too have been much too right for my own happiness these days.

I pointed out a couple times this off-season that Judge gets hurt. A lot. And that, if we had a true, ruthless genius for a GM, we would seriously consider trading him now.

But then I realized there was only one thing wrong with this mighty thought: No genius GM.

So...just as well that we keep The Judge, who is truly a conscientious, hard-working, hustling ballplayer who I love to death.

As I also wrote, anticipating our new Era of Reduced Expectations, let's face it, Judge and Stanton are never going to be our Mantle and Maris, more our Roy Sievers and Frank Howard. Which is not so terrible.

HoraceClarke66 said...

By the way, Doug K., you have hit the nail on the head: for the first time in many a year, I, too, feel like we are rooting, not getting angry at not achieving perfection. A little Passover/Easter miracle!

13bit said...

Sophistry. We have become Atlanta.

No offense, Hoss, but there is no joy in this uncharted terrain.

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


Positive things coming out of the current nightmare(s) --

1. I didn't expect DJ Lemay to hit .306, OBP .386, with 10 RBI at the 21-game mark. I thought he'd be another Cashmonkey flop. What did you expect?

2. Gleybar has played SS in 18 games. 2 errors. Not great, but better than I expected.

3. This guy whose name I can't pronounce at 3B -- when Miggy went down, I thought the NYYs would have NO ONE playing there. Now, you can actually conceive of Miggy being a DH or first baseman. Maybe. If he ever comes back.

4. This is an obvious one, but worth saying: All of the injuries allowed The Red Menace (he doesn't like Red Thunder) to emerge and really shine. He has 17 RBI in 17 games. And that throw the other day was really nice to see, wasn't it? Incidentally (I checked), at 17 RBI, he's behind only 15 other major league ballplayers -- all of whom have played in more gamea than Frazier. He's tied for RBI with, among others, Altuve (17 in 21 games) -- !

5. As a part-time fan of the Nationals (from before they became a reality in DC), I really held my breath when the NYYs signed Gio. Why him?, was my question. Now, it appears they are liberally applying the word "adios." That's good, ain't it?

6. Tulo got injured. Most expected something like that, didn't we? He hasn't really been missed, has he? Are they really gonna send Urshela down when Tulo comes back? I'm sure they will, but I'm hoping they won't.

7. Brett Gardner is providing typical-for-him early-season astonishment. Yeah, yeah, we all know by August he'll be hitting .198. But let's enjoy it for now, because this is when it's really needed.

There's probably more. I like have Thairo and Wade in the majors, even if it's only temporary. I'd like to see what, if anything, they can do.

I like anticipating boosts from the return of various players, even if it's later on.

ALSO: Didja notice that there's more injury news on Ells? Does this qualify as a good thing?

JM said...

JFB, I thought DJ would be a good hitters, but more in the .280 area. This is nice.

Gio should get a shot. But he won't, so it's a moot point.

The guy at third...I think if you say his name correctly, someone near you will say Gesundheit. It's pretty close to Ursala.

And Red is doing great. The old saw is, if you hit they have to find room for you. But with Boone and Cashman, that's become kind of meaningless. So we'll see. Anyone making more money can bump him down to Scranton when they come off the IL, which is sad.

Alphonso said...

Anyone know Mike Ford's time in the 40? Must be about 2 minutes.

Seriously, the guy is either a monster or he has been spending far too much time at Hooters, eating not looking.

But at least he has a memory now.

Carl J. Weitz said...

They have to send down Green to Scranton. Something is wrong with him, obviously. He needs to work it out down there rather than get pummelled up here. He took a big step down last year before his disastrous 2019 start. I fear he may be a head case. We made fun of "Betoonces" but at least he blinks. Green never blinks his eyes.Check it out. I fear that after they send him down, the next time he comes up will be on a flight of metal steps leading to a tower where he will proceed to gun down innocent passers-by.

Ellsbury will never play for the Yankees again unless a terrorist wipes out 3/4 of the team at Yankee Stadium. In which case he will make a sudden miraculous recovery like those old Oral Roberts tent revivals they used to show on channel 9 in NYC... like when the quadriplegic in the wheelchair gets touched by Roberts and then jumps up and sprints away down the steps tossing his crutches.(I hope that someone else on this blog saw that show and I wasn't hallucinating from chewing on solder as a 6 yrs old).

They're collecting close to 80 % insurance on Ellsbury so he will have the same status next year. Between the bloated, incompetent management and worse luck that defy all odds, this year going to be a failure. Maybe the Bambino re-focused his curse on the Yankees after Hal took over like an avenging comic book villain.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


I hope that someone else on this blog saw that show and I wasn't hallucinating from chewing on solder as a 6 yrs old.

I didn't see that show, but I did chew on solder. Do I win a prize?

Carl J. Weitz said...

Yes you did win a prize. Lead poisoning.

Wezil said...

We used to chew their heads off and leave them scattered around on the field of play...sometimes the dog would do that for us...