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Saturday, June 14, 2008

Chowdah and Chili

The mysteries of the MLB schedule are beyond me. Why is it that the Yankees play the Pirates year after year, but never play the Reds? Until this year, anyway. A lot of NL Central teams are playing AL East teams this season. This weekend, the Boston Red Sox came to Cincinnati to play the Reds.

I wasn't expecting the game to be on TV in NY. Both the Mets and the Yankees played today, but Fox showed Red Sox at Reds anyway.

It wasn't a very good game for the Reds. They came from behind to tie it up in the bottom of the 9th and take it to extras...only to lose when the Sox hit back-to-back homers in the top of the 10th.

If that had to happen, it was nice that it was Youkilis who hit the go-ahead home run. He was born and raised in Cincinnati. Many of the fans there were rooting for him, even though they were Reds fans.

It was nice to see Andy Phillips again. He pinch-hit in the top of the 8th.

He's still wearing his socks high.

Looks like he's growing some kind of weird facial hair. Boo! (That's one thing I like about the Yankees. They don't allow weird facial hair. Giambi's porn-stache is bad enough.)

Alas, Andy went down swinging on five pitches.

He's kind of struggling. ("On the interstate," Michael Kay would say.) He's gotten so little playing time. When he does play, it's usually just one at-bat, pinch-hitting for the pitcher. He doesn't get to play defense much.

I hadn't realized it would be like this in the NL. Or maybe it's just Dusty. While Torre tended to use his bench players as LIDRs, Dusty just uses them as pinch-hitters.

Next weekend, the Reds come to the Bronx. Hopefully Andy will still be with the team then. It would be nice for the fans to get a chance to say goodbye. But Keppinger may be back by then, and a roster move will have to be made.


posted by BubbaFan, 9:35 PM


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