All Things Bubba

Because how can you not love a baseball player named "Bubba"?

Monday, May 14, 2007

These are the times that try fans' souls

Pretty disappointing that the Yankees didn't make up more ground against the mediocre Rangers and Mariners. But I think they'll catch the Sox before season's end. The Sox have a truly insane .703 winning percentage now. That is simply unsustainable. They'll fall back to earth eventually. Probably with a very loud thud.

The poor Reds are a different story. It's still early yet, but it's sure not looking good. They are 10 games back of the Brewers, and in the division cellar. I really thought they'd do better. The starting pitching is good, the hitting is fine. It's the bullpen and defense that blow chunks. I think the Reds are better than their record, but many fans, and maybe the players, too, seem to be giving up.

Meanwhile, in Louisville...Bubba was mentioned in yesterday's game. He got hit in the hand by a foul ball, while standing at the dugout rail. Ouch. Well, they said he was standing between the trainer and the strength and conditioning coach; I guess that's where you want to be, if you have to get nailed by a foul ball. (I assume he was okay; they didn't seem too concerned, and they only talked about his shoulder today. It was a bouncer, so it probably didn't hit him too hard.)

And Trent reports that Homer Bailey has been put in the DL with a right groin straing. It's not serious, but they don't want to push him unnecessarily. I don't know if he'll make his start in Columbus next week. He might; he's eligible to come off the DL Saturday.

posted by BubbaFan, 11:00 PM


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