Tuesday, August 29, 2006

YANKEE DOGHOUSE 22: Carl Pavano

He seems to fit the generally agreed definition of "in the doghouse" right now. Maybe he'll chop one of his fingers off working in the yard, or actually get bit by a dog!!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

YANKEE DOGHOUSE 21: Alex Rodriguez

This is absolutely mind-blowing.

A-Rod's numbers for the past 2 series:20 AB, 2 H, 14 K


Fourteen strikeouts!! I was ready to make Craig Wilson the object of my ire tonight (4 whiffs today), but then I realized how ridiculous that would be with A-Rod's "performance" of late. The guy seems like he's crawling out of his slump, and then manages to sink even lower.


Doesn't look like he's make it to .300 this year (I thought he would-- even as late as a couple of weeks ago), but he'll certainly make 30/110. His numbers will be comparable/better than 2004 (.286, 36 HR, 106 RBI), believe it or not, but he's gonna have a hard time undoing the damage he's done to his image. We'll be right back where we were a couple of months ago when the Yanks return home Tuesday night: raspberries galore for A-Rod. Except now we have a 6 1/2 game lead in the AL East.

Friday, August 25, 2006

AMERICA'S DRUNKEST CITIES

[from Forbes.com]

1. Milwaukee
2. Minneapolis-St.Paul
3. Columbus
4. Boston
5. Austin
6. Chicago
7. Cleveland
8. Pittsburgh
9. Philadelphia(tie) Providence

My personal performances in these cities:

1. Providence
2. Austin
3. Chicago
4. Philadelphia
5. Boston
6. Cleveland
7. Pittsburgh
8. Minneapolis
9. Columbus
10. Milwaukee

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

YANKEE DOGHOUSE 20: Avis

As Yankee fans, we shouldn't be surprised to receive a shoddy, crooked magnet with an Avis logo bigger than the interlocking "NY" on "Yankee Car Magnet Day." What did surprise me was the sight of none other than Sidney Ponson representing the Yankees at home plate with CEO's from Avis before the game. This is who the Yanks send out there to mingle with a car rental company?! The same Sidney Ponson that was charged with two DWI's in 8 months last year, along with a few other alcohol-related offenses (including punching a judge while drunk in Aruba)?!

Maybe Shane Spencer and Karim Garcia can join Ponson at the next event...

Monday, August 14, 2006

YANKEE DOGHOUSE 19: The "Gay-Rod" guy

At Saturday's game, some idiot came in and sat in my section with a blue shirt reading "13" and "GAY-ROD" on the back. The shirt said "YANKS SUCK" on the front. As anybody knows, t-shirts that say "suck" or any other nasty stuff are not allowed in Yankee Stadium-- they must either be removed, covered, or turned inside out.

Anyway, we gave the guy a hard time for a while (somebody even bought him a bag of nuts) until finally somebody made a formal complaint to security about his shirt. The staff discussed the situation amongst themselves, and then agreed that the shirt violated stadium policy. The idiot then put another shirt on over it (did he actually bring a spare??) and was promptly booed and then pretty much left alone. That is, until he turned to face the upper deck and delivered a pompous speech about "freedom of expression" and "people dying" to protect our rights. Who the hell died for this guy's "right" to wear a "GAY-ROD" shirt in Yankee Stadium??!!

Then I guess he cursed at security or something, and he was finally thrown out of the ballpark. His seven or so "friends" also left-- either the guy was driving or they just couldn't bear to be without him. I don't even think he was drunk.

Saturday, August 5, 2006

YANKEE DOGHOUSE 18: Mike Mussina

just kidding...

Friday, August 4, 2006

YANKEE DOGHOUSE 17: Yankee Promotions Dept.

They give away the worst crap at Yankee Stadium. The recent "gifts" from Mousepad Night and Picture Frame Night seriously look like they were designed by a 4-year old child. And "Yankee Poster Night" bore a cheap piece of shit no bigger than a sheet of looseleaf paper. Are we really to believe this is all they can afford?

Every damn time I go to Shea I get something great: duffle bags, Brita water pitchers, shirts, things I can actually use!!! Too bad they say "Mets" on em...