Since I am a girl who loves her Yankees, I of course follow all the Yankee players and the Yankee Beat Writer and YES Network, and Yankee PR twitter accounts. I have some sent to my phone. Today I received the following tweet:
YIKES! My first thought was, “Surgery on a dislocated ankle? That’s gotta be a bad injury.” I then proceeded to click on the link for further details. This article on YES NETWORK.com says its an “open dislocation of his right ankle while playing with his son at a local kids’ center.” I had no idea what an open dislocation was, and before I read this article I also didn’t know his son was with him. All I knew was he had dislocated his ankle, he had surgery, and it happened on a trampoline. I don’t know if that last part is true. Even so, I knew from the very first tweet it was serious, just not how serious. Even Brian Cashman appeared ‘shaken’ when informing the media.
However, some people decided it was open season on Joba, calling him stupid for ‘jumping on a trampoline’, ‘what were you thinking fatty?’ Some of these may be paraphrasing, I put them in quotes because they are not my thoughts. Even if it was a stupid thing to do, it is certainly not the most stupid thing a person has done. Now that we know he was playing with his son, we should be even more sympathetic because a little boy saw his dad get hurt, a five year old has been traumatized and people are calling his dad stupid. We don’t even know how the accident happened and people are judging. It leads me to say irrational things like, “I hate people. I hope they DIAF.” Not everyone of course. Some people are tweeting good thoughts and well wishes to Joba, some are expressing their anger at people, one even tweeted:
Now that we know that this was a life threatening injury, he could still lose a limb because of the nature of the injury, his season is probably over and possibly his career, I hope everyone that was ridiculing and judging feels really good about themselves.
Whenever I put off posting, I always forgot the highlights I was going to write. I’m just a fan and I concentrate on how I feel and view the game, but I like people to know that I am watching.
I was going to mention how Granderson crushed the ball in the first game, Alex in the second. OH well.
Today the Yankees played the Phillies. I didn’t watch, I was working and this time the Phillies won. The final score was 9-3. Most notable was the 6 run sixth inning. Bottom of the 6th started with the Yankees ahead 2-1, it started with the regular outfielders being replaced and Adam Miller came into pitch. It started off all right, Molina threw out Juan Pierre trying to steal second, one out. And then Miller started walking batters. He walked the next three batters. Then a single, then he hit the next batter. OUCH, and the Phillies take the lead. Juan Cedeno came in to replace Miller and the Phillies scored 4 more runs. The next inning with Cedeno still pitching the Phillies got 2 more runs. Not a good outing for the two. I don’t know anything about them, I didn’t even get to see them pitch so I have no idea how they looked. The numbers are terrible. But then again this is spring training, this is when you find out how everybody looks. I was actually laughing at the score, just spring training, time to get back in the swing. If it had been a regular season game however …..
Two pitchers that I wanted to see debut and didn’t were Michael Pineda and David Robertson. Pineda because I heard so much about him, then when I read he got Hunter Pence out, I tweeted “I think I love Pineda”. Although I think it is a little early to be calling Hunter Pence a “Yankee killer”. I wanted to see David’s debut because, well, just because. Of course he walked a batter. It happened to be Rollins and it cost him, and the Yankees a run. I’d like to say he’s getting it out of his system, but we all know how David is.
So that’s it for today. See you later.
Baseball is back and I for one am very happy. I know this is ‘JUST’ spring training, it is still my Yankees on my TV. Yesterday was their first real spring training game, they played Friday but that was an exhibition game. Yesterday they played the Phillies at their park, today they are playing their ‘home opener’ of spring training, also against the Phillies.
My plan was to blog during the game like I do sometimes during the regular season, but as sometimes happens, something happened and I didn’t. I’m watching the game right now, all the starters are out so now we get to see what the new guys, the ones we might see if someone gets injured or later in the season. It is now 7-3 Yankees. The Phillies are dropping balls all over the place. Hunter Pence of the Phillies scored 2 runs. He also scored 2 runs yesterday. The first 2 runs yesterday both with a home run. Hunter Pence is my new least favorite player.
In off-season news, AJ and Jesus Montero were traded. AJ is now out for 8 to 10 weeks with a broken orbital bone. He hit it during a bunting contest. Why the Pirates let him participate boggles my mind. Jesus Montero was hit in the face during the first spring training game and had to leave the game. Coincidence or curse?
So this is my first official post of the 2012 season. Off to a great start!