Tuesday, April 17, 2018

This Is My Guy Now !

















Why are they calling him Mike?  I though Mike was a former Yankee reliever.

Have we got this entire thing confused?

Is Giancarlo supposed to be pitching rather than hitting?

Did Cashman screw up?

In any case, as I announced yesterday, I am now a Giovanni, Giancarlo ( Mike ) ...you know, old #27....I'm his biggest booster.  This trade will make the Jesus Montero deal languish in the detritus of unfinished ice cream sandwiches.

Yesterday, he started to show flashes of the greatness which lies within:

     -  he blasted a tape measure foul ball down the left field line
     -  he defied the Vegas odds makers by striking out but twice ( I had the tri-fecta).
     -  he walked and scored a run.  SCORED A RUN.

Sure, he fouled out with the bases loaded, but we were getting the bases loaded all night, and we have others who can drive in runs.

Some of you are complaining that he is hitting third in the line-up, while sporting a batting average of .210.  Come on, folks.  A 10-10 run this early in the season, and he is right back with the league leaders.

Others have said that the Marlins pitching is worse than minor league staffs, and Stanton was the only Yankee not to register a base hit.  Big deal.  He came very close to a huge home run, and he made contact at least one other time ( the foul out with the bases loaded).

And for this, they boo?

He had to adjust to the nasty weather up north, new team rituals and pranks, and then his old team comes to visit, and Jeter refuses to show up.  That is a lot of pressure.

Watch him unload today.  We might mark this day on the calendar as the day he claimed his rightful place in New York Yankee glory.

Mike is now my favorite player.




5 comments:

KD said...

got some good juju going there, my friend. seems to be working. keep it up. next thing you know, The New BIG Mike (TM) might actually get a base hit single AND an RBI (although those are inconsequential sabermetric outcomes).

HoraceClarke66 said...

Here's a weird one: the episode for tonight's "Rise" is entitled, "Bring Me Stanton."

As I don't watch the show, I have no idea what this means, but here is the IMDB description:

As Lou's (Josh Radnor) vision for "Spring Awakening" starts to crumble, Lilette (Auli'i Cravalho) and Robbie (Damon J. Gillespie) feel the weight of responsibility on their shoulders with rehearsals going into overdrive. In reaching out to a student in need of support, Tracey (Rosie Perez) opens up old wounds from her own past. Gwen (Amy Forsyth) starts down a destructive path that threatens to disrupt Gordy's attempts at self-control, while Simon (Ted Sutherland) takes steps to get closer to Anabelle (Shannon Purser).

One thing: nobody seems to be named Stanton. Or Giancarlo. Or Mike.

Nonetheless, it's easy enough to interpret the message from the JuJu gods:

As Yankees fans' (Yankees fans) vision for "Spring Awakening" starts to crumble, Judge (Auli'i Cravalho) and Sanchez (Damon J. Gillespie) feel the weight of responsibility on their shoulders with the bullpen going into overdrive. In reaching out to a hitter in need of support, Ma Boone (Rosie Perez) opens up old leg wounds from his own pick-up basketball past. Neil Walker (Amy Forsyth) starts down a destructive path that threatens to disrupt Yankees fans' attempts at self-control, while Toonces (Ted Sutherland) takes steps to get closer to the door (Shannon Purser).

Ta-da!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Also, this sounds horrible:

https://www.cbssports.com/mlb/news/yankees-brandon-drury-admits-to-batting-with-blurred-vision-all-the-time-while-battling-migraines/

Could it be that Drury really does have a brain tumor?

Alphonso said...

It certainly sounds ominous.

And has from the very beginning.

Let's hope not.

Anonymous said...

STANTON AND SABERMETRICS, SUCK.

FIRST INNING, FIRST AND SECOND, NO OUTS, 3-0 COUNT.

SWINGS AT BALL 4 (ON 3-0!).

SWINGS AT 3-1....

DOUBLE PLAY.

INNING DESTROYED.

PITCHER WALKS THE NEXT BATTER.

3 WALKS IN THE FIRST INNING.

NO RUNS.

IT'S AMAZING TO ME HOW PEOPLE WANT TO CHANGE A GAME THAT HAS BEEN AROUND 120 YEARS, AND SUDDENLY WANT TO REWRITE SOME OF IT'S "COMMANDMENTS".