Saturday, August 10, 2019

A Surgically Sound Idea

Lets have Dr. Andrews visit Giancarlo Stanton, and get that leg fixed.

It has been several months now, and he is "resting' to recover from some ailment which could easily be repaired with a bit of clever surgery.

Sure, it would keep Stanton from returning to the line-up, but that has several benefits;

1. His ailment does not improve with rest.

2.  As soon as he gets his game back, that leg will again bark.

3. We don't need the reality of watching a $20 million a year guy strike out, and then look up pleadingly to the jumbo-tron to see how it happened.

4.  We can all look forward to an off-season of recovery, and a renewed player in 2020 spring training.

5.  He can't hurt us if he is in recovery.

6.  We have done incredibly well without him.

7.  We have done incredibly well without him.

8.  See 6 & 7 above.


HoraceClarke66 said...

Hear, hear, Alphonso!

Also, I heard Giancarlo cough the other day, and I could SWEAR it sounded like tuberculosis. I think a six-month, mandatory rest period in upstate New York or maybe New Mexico is in order. Our thoughts and prayers will go with him.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Actually, when I looked up Stanton online the other day, to see how close he was to resuming "baseball activities," I was presented with this:

I mean, these people look like something animatronically designed for a science-fiction movie.

Hey, more power to 'em. I'm sure that bodies like that represent a lot of hard work (even if they also represent the use of PEDs and the occasional surgical procedure).

They are certainly good-looking people—if you like that sort of look. Me, I think it's a little bizarre. But who am I to say?

The thing is, this is not a ballplayer. This a professional...I don't know what he is. Bodybuilder? Celebrity? Auditioning Kardashian?

I dunno.

Think of how much time must go into being this—and how little goes into baseball.

Mickey Mantle, hardly a model for anything, much less responsibility, was a five-skill star who could hit from both sides of the plate, run faster than any man in the game, bunt for a hit, and play a Gold Glove centerfield. Oh yeah, and play 18 years at a HOF level with an unrepaired ACL and a bone disease.

Giancarlo adept at shaving his chest, building a football lineman's neck, and getting himself photographed with models. That's all.

That's another business. Nice work if you can get it. But me, I follow baseball.

Lehigh Yankee said...

I thought the Ellsbury contract would teach Cashman a lesson.You can tell he wasn't playing up to his capabilities in 2018. He has a guaranteed contract and its human nature to feel security no matter what goes down on the field. Its a joke but thankfully the Yankees can continue winning without this interference.

JM said...

Keep him down in the catacombs with Ells, believing the world has ended.

JM said...

Ok, Sanchez might have something bto prove and he's out to prove it.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

RUT ROH! Chance Adams 1-3 Urrgggg

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I used to point out that "Stanton" rhymes with "Scranton," but I just decided to check my early twentieth-century rhyming dictionary and, wow, was I wrong!

The first entry next to "Stanton" reads "Insignificant Cockwad," which doesn't sound like it rhymes at first, but if you plug it into a strict pentameter, it all kind of works out.

#TrueStory #Reality #WouldIEverLie?

JM said...

Chance no chance.

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HoraceClarke66 said...

This is the trouble with the whole "Big Bullpen" model of Cashman's.

We should be in a commanding position right now, ready to bring this one home with what every sportswriter in New York has called "Maybe the Greatest Bullpen Ever."

But we're not, because essentially, Toronto is able to bring out any number of guys who are also pretty good, and made better by how little we see of them.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Tanaka moved back a day. Yeah, that bodes well.

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HoraceClarke66 said...

LeMahieu is such a smart hitter, adjusting to those outside pitches to get a sac fly. Almost went out, which was a bummer, but we'll take it.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Judge unable to drive 95-mph fastballs, straight and straight down the middle. Admit he's hurt already and put him on the EL!

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And Holder will probably start the first game...smh.

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