All Things Bubba

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

Friday, June 29, 2007


Bats radio announcer Jim Kelch said tonight that there's no news at all about Bubba. Which he saw as bad news. Miguel Perez, who was expected to miss the entire season, was playing for the Gulf Coast Reds, and is now playing for the Sarasota Reds. Bubba isn't. Jim thinks this may end up being a "lost season" for Bubba.

Sigh. I was really hoping he'd be back with the Bats when they come to Scranton at the end of July.

The Reds once again flamed out in the 8th inning tonight. It took them three pitchers to get through the dreaded 8th, and they gave up three runs and the lead.

On the bright side, Ryan Freel is playing very well down in Louisville, and may be rejoining the Reds soon.

The Yankees won a one-run game tonight (a rarity for them this season). Andy Phillips' homer yesterday apparently impressed Joe enough that he got another start tonight. Unfortunately, Andy went 0 for 3, and Joe pulled him at the top of the 8th to put Miguel Cairo in.

I don't get that at all. I'm a fan of Miggy's defense, and I would understand the move if it was 2B or 3B. But at 1B, Andy has the better glove. He certainly isn't worse than Cairo. What was Joe thinking?

posted by BubbaFan, 10:12 PM


Yeah, that made as much sense as it would to put Ruben Sierra in for defensive purposes... Cairo has a "good" overall defense glove, especially in the infield, but I can count at least a dozen times personally where I've seen him misplay the first baseman nuiances, especially the stretch to catch the ball, thus either pulling himself off the base or, at the least, making it an awkward play.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, June 29, 2007 10:51 PM  
I'd like to know if there are any Yankee fans out there that thought it was a good move to replace Andy with Cairo for defense. I've asked close to a hundred people, and NO ONE agreed.

Bubbafan, find even one person... on a blog, anywhere, and I'll be impressed.
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, June 30, 2007 3:59 AM  

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