"Now, what is this site about, how Joe Torre ruined pitchers' arms? Is that it?"
-Michael Kay, August 18, 2009

Saturday, August 8, 2009

What a game, and thoughts on Ortiz

Five-and-a-half hours later, the Yankees were able to extend their lead over the Red Sox to 4.5 games when Alex Rodriguez broke a scoreless tie with a two-run shot in the 15th inning.

But for me, the story was A.J. Burnett.  Yes, he walked six, but he one-hit the Red Sox over 7 2/3 innings.

After a game the saw 19 runs the night before, this game was refreshing.  You just can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.

And this brings me to David Ortiz’s press conference from this afternoon.  What a joke that was.  Ortiz said nothing, and the Players Association made it more about itself and the list than it did about Ortiz.  Then I hear Eduardo Perez on ESPN saying he was honest and genuine.  How disgusting.

Where was this support for Rodriguez?  Many know I’m not his biggest fan, but he was seemingly more honest and genuine.  I’m disgusted.


Anonymous said...

It happens man. ESPN pisses me off every night with their biases. Big Pa-P.E.D. is going to get a free pass but A-rod's stories were linked on the sidebar for a month. That's life when ESPN is incredibly Boston biased. Just gotta live through it.

BTW, did you watch SC last night? John Anderson screamed "boli, boli, boli" during after the highlights of Alex's HR.


I hope you can make a post out of this so the word gets around to more Yanks fans.

Jonathan (aka JCosta04) said...

Don't forget, there's a new union head now as opposed to when A-Rod was accused. I think that comes into play when asking how the union is handling things. I'm fine with what the union is doing. Ortiz...not so much.

Andrew Fletcher said...

But Weiner has been with the Union forever, and he's not even in charge of it yet. I'm not sure if I buy that reasoning.

Jonathan (aka JCosta04) said...

He is the new chief. He was officially handed the keys late last month. And yes, he's been with the union forever, but at the end of the day, the buck stops with the chief, who is the public face. We don't know what Weiner was pushing (heh heh) for behind the scenes.

Andrew Fletcher said...

He was on Sirius and said it's still up to a member vote.

Jonathan (JCosta04) said...

Gotcha, I misread the story that said he was approved by the MLPBA BOARD, not the membership. My bad. Either way, I assume he'll sail through.

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