There is no one in this world that equals Robinson Cano ~ May 2

Phil Hughes doesn’t have thoracic outlet syndrome, so the Yankees don’t have to worry about him having a 12-hour surgery and possibly missing the rest of the season. They do have to figure out what is wrong so they can get him back to pitching. When he went on the D.L. his ERA was a heart stopping 13.94.

Robinson Cano is out day to day with a bruised palm. Eduardo Nunez played second base, and despite the fact that he is an exciting player, he is not Robinson Cano, not even close. He doesn’t have that sweet swing, he doesn’t have 21 RBI’s, 8 HR or 32 hits this season. O.K., he hasn’t played that much, but in two plays he had the ball and was looking around like he didn’t know what to do with it. Very un-Cano like.

~~Yankees 5, Tigers 3~~

Thanks for this win can go to Bartolo Colon who pitched 7 innings and if it hadn’t been for a couple of home runs, would have had a much easier time of it. However, he doesn’t seem to let it bother him, watches the ball go into the seats, then turns around and gets the next batter out. Both home runs were solo shots, he wasn’t letting people get on base and then giving up home runs.

We can also thank Mark for getting on base (so he was walked, he didn’t strike out), Alex for the single that moved Mark to 3rd and Nick Swisher for that liner to central field that allowed Mark to slide and score the winning run. When the umpire called him safe, he got up and double fist pumped. As did Swisher at first, a fist pump, a little dance. All good. Then with Russell batting a wild pitch allowed Alex to come in and score. I suppose we can also thank Valverde for staggering around the mound like he was drunk in the ninth and Verlander for his 30 pitch first inning.

Although I think booing is rude, I would like to boo Santiago, Cabrera (Yankee killer) and Avila. See you boys tomorrow, don’t forget the lessons you learned tonight.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

Off to a rocky start

~~Yankees 7, Tigers 10~~

Despite the 4 homers hit by Yankees today, two by Posada and one each by Teixeira and Cano. Even though the Yankees got 12 hits resulting in 7 runs, they weren’t able to win this game and sweep the Tigers.

Phil got off to a rocky start, and by rocky I mean he lasted 4 innings, he gave up 5 runs, the first two to Miguel Cabrera (there is a reason he was nicknamed, Yankee Killer). Then Colon gave up 4, Joba gave up 1. Two put it bluntly, today our pitching sucked. Right now I am putting it down to first game jitters. It’s April people, calm down.

This really upsets me because the Rangers swept the Red Sox. I know as a Yankee fan I am morally obligated to hate the Red Sox, and I do, but the Rangers kept the Yankees out of the World Series. I really wanted to see them get pounded. Well, I guess I’ll have to wait and let our guys do it. I have already bought tickets for the April 15, 2011 game, that is Jackie Robinson day so Kasey and I are going to the Friday night game and D and Jim are going to the Saturday game.

Also I was finally able to download the Yankee schedule to my iPod touch.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

And the winner for AL MVP is ….

not Robinson Cano. I’m not really surprised. Josh Hamilton of the Texas Rangers won.

Someone stated that you couldn’t expect a player whose team finished 3rd in the league to win the MVP. I would like to point that person’s attention to last year’s MVP winner, who played for the Twins, who were not in the World Series, therefore, they had to finish at least third.

Not that I think Josh Hamilton is undeserving. Even though he didn’t play in September, so just how could he be ‘the most valuable player’? Someone also said it wasn’t Yankee hate, HA. It’s like people are saying, “You’re a Yankee, that’s enough for you.” By the way I would like to point out here that I HATE the Texas Rangers.

Back to the subject of the most valuable player couldn’t be on a third place team, Cano was on the third place team, and the player in second place in MVP voting was Miguel Cabrera of the Detroit Tigers. A team that didn’t even make it to the post-season. Let me say that again, the fucking Tigers!

These awards and their voting systems totally baffle me.

Cano places third in AL MVP balloting

Monday, August 16, 2010 ~ Yankees, its time to WAKE UP!

~~Tigers 3, Yankees 1~~

This was sad, truly sad. Javier was not pitching great, giving up a base hit then a home run in the second inning, by the fourth inning his pitch count was up to 106 and he was out of there, but the offense was horrible. The only run was a gift, a bases loaded walk.

Sergio Mitre and Kerry Wood pitched (together) 4 scoreless innings. Then Joba came in for the ninth and gave up a home run, he then proceeded to strike out the next two batters. You can’t really put all the blame on Joba, after all, Miguel Cabrera is a home run hitter, (28 for the season? Yeah I guess so) and it really didn’t affect the outcome of the game. But I still hate him.

This was Johnny Damon’s first game in the Bronx as a Tiger, he got a nice ovation, people had signs and were wearing his jersey. It amuses me, Javier was booed because he gave up a run in 2004, and the player who hit the home run, gets a warm welcome from these same fans.

And I discovered another use for scoring. When you don’t want to watch the game, cause your team is suckinglosing, you can color in the boxes on the score-sheet and therefore not look at the T.V.

~~ Questo รจ tutto, dice la principessa ~~ ๐Ÿ˜›

6/30 NY Yankees 0 vs Seattle Mariners 7 ~ 3 things

There are 3 things that annoy me, actually, there are many things that annoy me, I am going to tell you what three of them are.

Voting for the All-Star Game
It’s over now and the results will be made public on July 4, during the hour-long 2010 MLB All-Star Game Selection Show. There are many people who say that Mark Teixeira doesn’t deserve to go because he hasn’t been playing like an All-Star. It makes me wonder, what exactly is an All-Star? I’m getting off track here.

Some are saying it has turned into a popularity contest with the most popular players getting the votes, but it seems to me that if that was the case, then there wouldn’t be such a diversity of teams in the players with the most votes. I mean look at the first base vote, the top 3 are Justin Morneau of the Twins, Mark Teixeira of the Yankees and Miguel Cabrera of the Tigers. They were ranked in that order at the final update, on Monday, but voting wasn’t over and Miguel Cabrera was gaining votes faster then the other two. Nick Swisher has over a million followers on Twitter, but as of Monday he still didn’t have enough votes to be in the top 3. Ichiro Suzuki is ahead of him. I saw him play and I have to tell you, I hate him.

Now I am seriously off track, this was not what was annoying me. What was annoying me was people, the ones who think Teixeira doesn’t belong on the All-Star team telling other people to not vote for him. Or saying (when he was in first place) that Yankee fans should be embarrassed that he was in first place because he didn’t ‘deserve’ it. First off, does anybody have the right to tell someone else who they should or shouldn’t vote for? And secondly, the last time I looked, the game of baseball is not just batting, there is this thing called Defense, and Mark Teixeira is excellent at defense. So NO I was not embarrassed, I voted for him. My reasons are that I am a Yankee fan and I am not voting for a player from a rival team. If you say I am missing the point of the All-Star Game I will tell you that you are missing my point. I don’t follow other teams. The only time I see them play is when they play against the Yankees. So I don’t know who on the other team is All-Star quality. Just don’t judge me or call me stupid.

Alex Rodriguez’ march to 600 homers
Alex Rodriguez is, at the time of this post, 5 home runs away from 600. A reporter recently asked if it seemed like nobody cared. The immediate response was to bring up his steroid use when he was with the Texas Rangers and to say, of course nobody cares, his home runs record is ‘tainted’. I for one care, in fact, I’m keeping a count down on my blog, well, actually that is to his 609th which will tie him with Sammy Sosa. Now does anyone really believe that Sammy Sosa and Barry Bonds didn’t take steroids? No it was never proven, it was never proven with Alex either, he admitted it. It was in 2003, it was not illegal and he doesn’t take them anymore. Oh and how do I know? He’s Alex Rodriguez! If he takes an aspirin its on the front page of the sports section of every NY newspaper. So quit with the nonsense already and get ready to celebrate Alex’ 600th home run.

Innings limits
This was something I didn’t know about until I really started paying attention to baseball. Some pitchers have innings limits. Usually young pitchers and the belief is that it protects the pitcher from injury. Those who practice it believe that, those who don’t think it does more harm, because it disrupts the rhythm of the player. Nolan Ryan is one of those who doesn’t use them, he never had them so of course no one else needs them. Mr. Ryan, not everyone is you. They point to Phil Hughes, his ‘poor’ performance his last game after being skipped without noticing that he was ‘slipping’ before that. I personally think that he is not a machine, and he was having a bad day. I would rather he be skipped now, then get to the play offs and have him be worn out and unable to pitch. So skip a few starts now, let the boy rest and get strong. I have never been a professional athlete, but I have had an injury and surgery to my shoulder, my physical therapist said that shoulders are the worst joint to work on and heal. It took 18 months for me to even get close to full range of motion, now granted I don’t have the resources available to me that a Major League athlete has, I also am not putting as much stress on my joints as they are either. So I can understand the need for managers to be careful with a new young pitching talent.

Also, to everyone complaining about Girardi and saying he is wrong for what he did, how many Major League teams do you manage? And how many championship rings do you have?

~~and that’s all~~ she wrote