Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?
Crazy day in baseball yesterday. Cincinnati somehow pulled a miracle out of their hats. They had trailed since the 5th, but tied it in the 9th, then won it in the bottom of the 10th. Honestly, I didn't think they had a chance. They just didn't look very good. But it ain't 'til it's over in baseball.
It was the opposite for the Yanks. They managed to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory. Torre made some questionable managing decisions (I'm almost afraid to see what NoMaas has to say about it). But worst of all was the Mo meltdown on the mound. He was terrible. He even threw a ball over the batter's head, missing the strike zone by a mile.
I'm not worried about Mo. He always starts out slow. I'm not worried about the Sox, either. They kick butt in April and May, but end up second (or third!) in the division by the end of the season.
It's Posada I'm worried about. He hurt his finger in the game and will likely miss the Boston series. Which means Wil Nieves is starting. Yeek. The Yanks should really have shelled out for a good young catcher in the off-season. Heck, they should have done it last year, if not earlier.
And I talked to a woman from Japan over at RR the other day. I asked her how former Yankee Aaron Guiel was doing with his new team, the Tokyo Yakult Swallows. Not too well, apparently:
AVG:.182 AB:44 R:4 RBI:2 H:8 2B:1 3B:0 HR:0
It's early yet, of course. Hopefully he'll bounce back.
And the Bats' Virginia Tech hat auction is well underway. Bubba's hat currently has 4 bids and is up to $75.
Mark Bellhorn's hat has 14 bids, and is up to $260. Not surprising, since he's probably the biggest name on the team right now.
Director of Media Relations Svend Jansen's hat is up to $250. It has 16 bids. Not sure what's up with that.
Homer Bailey's hat has 8 bids, and is up to $95.
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