Tuesday, August 26, 2008

So This Is What 27 Mil Buys These Days?

I'm a big fan of FireJoeMorgan.com, and I subscribe to the general notion that you shouldn't extrapolate too much out of a small sample size. However, this is happening so frequently lately, it's become a trend.

Entering their three game homestand with Boston, the Yankees trailed the Red Sox by five games for the Wild Card spot. If New York has any hope of making the playoffs, they need to win this series; and to win the series, they'll need some contributions from their $275 million man, Alex Rodriguez. So, how did Lexi do? Here's the breakdown:

1st inning- 2 out, nobody on: Strikes out looking.

3rd inning- 1 out, runner on first: 6-4-3 double play.

5th inning- 1 out, runners on first and second: Flies out to center.

7th inning- 1 out, bases loaded: 6-3 double play.

9th inning- 2 out, runner on first: Strikes out swinging, game over.

All totaled, that's an 0 for 5 with two strikeouts, two double plays, and seven runners left on base by Mr. Rodriguez. Oh, and he also had an error at third base for good measure. You might expect that kind of production if you're only paying Andruw Jones kind of money, but once you pass the 20 mil mark, you'd at least hope for a run scoring fielder's choice or something.

On the bright side for Yankees fans, at least you won't have to worry about ARod choking in October this season, since he and the rest of the team will be home,or touring with Madonna. But I don't think Yankees fans are ready for silver linings just yet. As one wrote earlier today, "I wish ARod was in Cory Lidle's plane." Of course, if he had been in the plane, it would have whiffed on the building.


At Wed Aug 27, 01:08:00 PM PDT , Anonymous IVSPORT said...

A-Rod is the epitome of anti-clutch. Sure, he can hit 18 home runs in April when there are no postseason implications but as soon as there's any pressure, he chokes.

At Mon Sep 22, 07:04:00 AM PDT , Anonymous jay smith said...

Excellent post, thank you!

At Tue Sep 23, 06:31:00 PM PDT , Blogger bob said...

You haven't posted in nearly a month... whats up?

At Sun Oct 19, 11:25:00 PM PDT , Blogger goooooood girl said...

Well well well......

At Sat Dec 04, 12:49:00 PM PST , Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just a year after this post, ARod has one of the best postseasons ever. Idiot.


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