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Friday, October 27, 2006

On the Brink

The Tigers managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory last night night. Defense wins championships, and it was a couple of defensive gaffs that gave the game away.

The Cardinals are one win away from winning the World Series. They could win it tonight in front of the home crowd. With Jeff Weaver pitching.

Arrghhh. As if it's not bad enough that the Tigers, who spanked the Yankees so soundly, are rolling over for the just has to be Jeff Weaver, of all people, pitching tonight for the Cardinals.

In Yankees news...Don Mattingly has been promoted to bench coach. This is widely seen as a sign that he will take over as manager after Torre leaves. Kevin Long, the Clippers' hitting coach, will take over Mattingly's old job. Lee Mazzilli, the former bench coach, is being fired. According to the NY Daily News, Maz is taking the fall for the Yankees' failure this year. If Torre wasn't fired, someone else had to be: the bench coach.

And hey, one of my favorite blogs, WasWatching, gave us a link. Steve Lombardi has posted some good stuff about Bubba in the past.

posted by BubbaFan, 4:58 PM


Donnie Baseball was a smaller, team player, defensive, offensive, everything type of guy. Why did he get the chance to play in NY? I just don't understand these guys; they should have instead taken the biggest, baddest, ugliest outfielder they could find, and converted him to 1B.

commented by Anonymous Anonymous, October 27, 2006 6:49 PM  
It's funny. Mattingly said that Bubba was too small to make a living hitting home runs.

But Mattingly is about the same size as Bubba, and he did okay in the home run department.

Has the game really changed that much? Do you really have to look like Big Papi to be a big hitter?
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, October 27, 2006 8:03 PM  
The Cardinals need to put that undersized, zero talent, no heart, no soul, waste of a uniform Eckstein on the bench.

And maybe even send him to the Minors.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, October 27, 2006 10:54 PM  

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