Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
August 4, 2006: N.Y. Yankees 5, Baltimore 4
This game was surprisingly close. I can just imagine what people would have been saying if we played a game like this before the Abreu trade. "We need a big bat!" "We'll never make the post-season with this pathetic lineup!" "We've got no offense!"
Hah. No matter how many bats we get, it's pitching that counts, and Randy Johnson really didn't have it last night. Luckily, the Yanks pulled it out. Thanks to the bottom of the order and a late Posada home run.
Bizarrely, Bernie was used as a pinch-hitter for Cairo last night. Even though Cairo's numbers with RISP are much better than Bernie's. (Bernie popped out.) We really could use a lefty pinch-hitter. It's too bad Bubba never found his stroke after getting off the DL.
Abreu has a reputation for shying away from walls, and sure enough, last night he let a ball drop in that Bubba would have caught. I have a feeling we're going to miss our only LIDR outfielder.
Lots of articles about Bubba today:
Crosby Out Of A Job
Once mulled as starter in center, Crosby is cut
Yankees' Crosby is odd man out
Oh Bubba! Veras is in
Bubba's bubble bursts
Move proves a bummer for Bubba
Bombers Say Bye To Bubba
Poor Bubba. He really took it hard. I can't really blame him for not wanting to talk to the media at such a horrible moment in his life, but obviously, some in press were unhappy about it. Piranhas.
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