Rick Sutcliffe is Drunk on the Air Again
"I think the Yankees rotation can be real good by the end of the year." -- sutcliffe sez...
He points to Carl Pavano - who while throwing 7+ innings of three hit ball - is still Carl Pavano. Then there's Andy Pettitte, who was great in 1996. Eleven years ago.
Of course, who can forget Mike "Mr. Clutch" Mussina. Why, the Yankees have won, um, lots of AL East titles since he joined the Bombers.
Chien-Ming Wang was arguably the ace of the staff last year. But at times, he looks like the ace. Other times, merely the Taiwanese Kevin Brown.
And the straw that stirs this shitty drink: Kei Igawa. Which translates from Japanese into "Ed Yarnell."
Who are the other options for the Yanks, there, Sut?
** The Rocket? Would LOVE to see him in the AL East. Hell, Cano gave up his #22. I got his ERA being in the high 5's if he makes his return.
** Philip Hughes? The Yankee youngster is sure to make an immediate impact in the Bronx. In 2009. First, he needs to figure out how not to get lit up by the Charlotte Knights.
** Humberto Sanchez? Darrell Rasner? My other brother Darrell Rasner?
Not that the Olde Towne team is flawless - the leadoff guy sees about 2.1 pitches per at bat and the bottom of the order couldn't hit a high-rise if Cory Lidle was piloting (man, that's all sorts of wrong.)
Another thought from the Yanks/Twins game tonight: seeing Sidney Ponson makes me feel like Brad Pitt.
Clicked onto NESN and saw the June 2, 2005 game-winning HR game with the Sox and Orioles. Watching the game in the 9th, remembered how it went
...then remembered...I WAS THERE.
Was in the middle of a string of four out of six Sox games that I saw live that ended with a game-winning home run.
Ok, that's about it. Time for sleepy time.