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Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Better living through no chemistry

Well, the Angels once again lived up to their billing as the Yankees' nemesis. And Melky and Abreu had another adventure in the outfield.

The day before, the winning hit dropped in between them. The ball was catchable, but neither got it, perhaps because they were afraid of colliding with each other.

When a similar hit came their way yesterday, they kind of overcompensated. Both called it, both went after it, neither gave way. There was a collision, though not a bad one. Melky caught it, and Abreu ended up hitting him in the face with his glove. Then Melky turned around to give Abreu the stink eye before throwing the ball back in. (Um, hello? Runners tagging up, Melk-man. You can glare at Bobby later.)

I'm not sure what happened there. Melky was the center fielder; he was in charge of the outfield. Abreu should have given way. He didn't, perhaps because he had the better angle on the ball, and because he's the veteran and Melky's the newbie.

I remember after that Sheff-Bubba collision, one pundit declared that the problem was that young, inexperienced Bubba didn't "take charge of the outfield." I suspect that's easier said than done, for a rookie on a team full of veteran superstars.

The player of the game was undoubtedly Garret Anderson, who had a team record 10 RBIs. He also had his first curtain call. I find that amazing. He's been playing for 13 years. He's 35 years old. How can he have not had a curtain call before?

posted by BubbaFan, 9:08 PM


Has anyone figured out what to do with Minky when he gets back?
commented by Anonymous Anonymous, August 23, 2007 7:09 AM  
It's only a week until rosters expand. They'll probably send Minky on a rehab assignment to Tampa or Scranton until then.
commented by Blogger BubbaFan, August 23, 2007 7:29 PM  

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