Monday, July 28, 2008

Morning Strum

Can we please get rid of this man? Thanks.

In other news: Been gone for a couple of weeks, but a lot has happened. The biggest story obviously the fight of the year Saturday night, as my boy Miguel Cotto suffered the first loss of his career, getting beat by Antonio Margarito. This will obviously change some things in boxing, as Cotto would've been in line to beat De La Hoya and then maybe finally be recognized as the best pound-for-pound in the world. He'll probably challenge for, and get, a rematch, but either way his record is no longer unblemished. Sucks for him.

Monday, July 14, 2008

The continued fall of Andruw Jones

Right now, on Bodog, along with other legitimate candidates for MVP, you can bet on Andrew (sic) Jones to win the NL MVP. The odds you'd get? 1000/1. Would Kevin from the Office even make that bet? I don't think so. Gotta get it up to 10,000/1 at least.

In other news, decent chance of the return of Morning Strum in the next couple of days. Some late nights have led to some non-existent mornings and early afternoon strum just doesn't sound as good.

Wednesday, July 9, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Morning Strum

Our top story this morning: Brett Gardner rules.

Last night's game was simply awesome. It was a must-win game (as pretty much all of the games on the schedule will be from here on out) and we found a way to win.

The Captain with the standard clutch-hit/spectacular defensive plays combo, A-Rod tying Mantle, Farnsworth/Mo keeping up the great work, and finally Gardner putting up a great at-bat against Papelbitch, culminating in the Luis Sojoesque single up the middle to win the game. (Of course, since I was there before the gates opened, I take full credit for the win as my streak continues.)

Gardner becomes the 3rd Yankee rookie in the last 30 years to have a walk-off hit against Boston. The other 2? Mattingly and The Captain.

In other news: Sather continued to drive the stake in my heart, signing Naslund which led to Jagr signing with Russia. I guess Drury'll be the captain, probably Gomez and Naslund as alternates. I would still much rather have last year's team then the hell this offseason wreaked on us. Freaking Sather. It's turning into the same problem as before the lockout created a salary cap. When he has money to spend he spends it on all stars from 5 years ago.

Nadal won Wimbledon in what was possibly the greatest tennis match of all time. I only saw the 5th set, but that may have been the greatest set I've ever seen. I was just hoping if Federer lost it wouldn't be on him hitting the ball into the net, which of course happened. Nadal is now being almost universally recognized, as he should, as the top player in the world. It'll be interesting to see if these 2 make the final at the US Open, where Federer has been dominant, winning the last 4.

The All-Star teams were announced, and though hard to believe, the reserves were more ridiculous than usual. Varitek? Are you kidding me? No Lackey? No Moose? No Hamels? Decent closers like Brian Wilson should not be going ahead of Hamels, and Saunders over Moose is a bad call too. The only really nice thing to see about the reserves was no sack of crap Reyes.

And finally, in a story that I really haven't cared about at all, A-Rod and C-Rod are getting divorced. I really couldn't care less, but as a Daily News subscriber I've been seeing this story on the back cover for the last week. Considering I live on the UWS, where supposedly A-Rod and Madonna have been cavorting when the sun goes down, I may have to start staking some places out to get the real story.

Let's go Royals.

Thursday, July 3, 2008

Morning Strum

Our top story this morning: I still hate Glen Sather.

No, I'm not over this yet, and probably never will be unless we win it all. To his credit, Sather is trying to make it up to me as this morning we got rid of the retard Christian Backman, trading him with Fedor Tyutin for Nikolai Zherdev and Dan Fritsche. As much as I'll mis Tyuts, that's how happy I am that Backman's gone.

As for what we got back, Zherdev is described on as an enigmatic offensive star from Russia. Good to get Kovalev back, I guess we'll have to wait for Zherdev to go to Montreal in 10 years for him to emerge on his own.

But still, Sather, seriously, what were you thinking not resigning Avery? You incompetent retard, if you mess up the Jagr negotiations too I want you out of my city.

Any Rangers fan out there? Would you rather have the current Rosival/Redden/no Avery, or Orpik/Streit/Avery for 1-2 million more? Thought so. Freaking Sather.

In other news: Hey, the Yankees can score runs again!

Look what happens when the Captain gets back in the lineup. He was clearly rusty with his timing way off, but his presence alone put 75 runs on the board (26 in the 7th and 8th alone).

Bring on Boston, for the freaking huge 4 game series starting tonight, with a fantastic day game tomorrow (July 4th rules). Pettitte vs Lester tonight.

Also, the Sonics moving to Oklahoma City is closer to happening. This is absolutely ridiculous, I really can't believe David Stern is letting (encouraging?) this happen.

And finally, let the record show, Rescue Me minisodes just aren't good enough. Stupid writer's strike, we need real episodes.

Wednesday, July 2, 2008

I Hate Glen Sather

Yeah, why re-sign the most important players on the team? It's only a matter of time until he screws up the Jagr negotiations too. But hey, at least we got Patrick Rissmiller, whatever that is.

Morning Strum

Our top story this morning:
Joe Girardi might be retarded.

Last night, the Captain had the night off. While this pissed me off more than usual since I was at the game, it wasn't an egregiously terrible decision to give him a game off. Then came the 9th inning. Wilson Betemit singled, bringing up Melky Cabrera, who has absolutely sucked recently. Alberto Gonzalez pinch-ran for Betemit, which made sense. Girardi had many options here. With the speedy Gonzalez on 1st, and Jarrod Saltalamachhia's mediocre throwing arm behind the plate, he could've had him tried to steal. He could've then had Melky bunt him to 3rd. Or he could've had Melky bunt right away, preventing the double play. Or, of course, with the best player on the team out of the lineup, he could've pinch-hit for Melky, especially since his already terrible hitting gets even worse from the right side.

Instead, weak groundball double play. Momentum gone. One broken bat grounder later with the Captain stuck on deck, and the game was over.

The stage was set dammit. Man on 1st, down a run, pinch-hit the Captain, I was close enough to the field he could've tipped his helmet to me, turned around and won the game with his 200th career homer. Instead, Girardi had to be a retard.

In other news:

Let's go Rangers: Good day for the defense, resigning Michael Rosival and bringing in Wade Redden. Now all we need to do is re-sign Jagr, Avery and maybe bring in Brooks Orpik and I'll be happy.

In other hockey news, we get to really hate Bobby Holik again as he's back with the Devils. Good times.

And finally in this debut edition of morning strum, Baron Davis to the Clippers. This'll end in 1 of 2 ways. The Clippers will be a very good team next year, or Davis will get hurt again, adding to the Clippers legacy of bad luck.