Ok, so I’ve been hiding the past couple of days. As much as I wanted so badly to charter “The He-Man (or women) Mo Haters Club” after Thursday night’s loss, I decided to keep my mouth shut. And besides, if I DID write, no one would have been able to understand it anyway because it would have been written in Wingdings font. You can take the girl out of the Bronx, but you can’t take the Bronx out of the girl, and quite frankly, it would have been very apparent that I suffer from New York Tourette ‘s Syndrome.
CC! You finally did what we’re paying you to do!!!! You can have your Twinkies back now. A four hit complete game shutout! Way to go big guy! This is EXACTLY what the Yankees needed last night. A pitcher that can do his job; giving the whole bullpen the night off. You were worth every penny last night CC. There’s nothing like working both sides of the plate like a fat man digging into a Swanson Hungry Man meal. Come on, we all know the brownie goes first.
Alex. What can I say? You didn’t let us down. Welcome back. As some of you may have read, Alex came to me in a dream at the start of this week. He sat on the edge of my bed telling me that he was coming to save the day, with a cape on. Put an S on your chest for Superman, baby, as Dick Vitale would say. It was Hollywood-like to see him belt one out, on a Guthrie 97 mph fastball; his first at bat; on the first pitch. I would have patted you on the *** myself Alex, if I could have reached. If this is any indication of what the rest of the season CAN be for him, and for CC for that matter, the rest of the AL East should watch their backs. The Yankees will come up behind you in the standings, like a wedgie from a bully, in an elementary school playground.
Oh, and Alex, don’t forget. Please send Manny a “thank you” note. I think you owe him one.
Let’s not forget though, that the Orioles aren’t slouches. They may be keeping the basement warm in the AL East but their lineup is formidable. Markakis, Roberts and Mora are dangerous at the plate. Phil Hughes gets the start tonight at the Yard, and I’m hoping the momentum continues for the Yanks. Remember Detroit, Phil? Bring yourself back there mentally and you’ll be aces. You know you have it kid. Use it.
I will personally be at this game tonight. I’m thinking my presence will add some extra spark (Humor me and just let me think this). Eutaw Street, here I come. And I have a 6 year old, ace heckler at my side. Watch out.
The excitement continues at Oriole Park at Camden Yards at 7:05.