Friday, May 25, 2007

Proper English Anyone? [J. Mark English]

Ahh, to be a New York Yankee fan these days. Here are some pros and cons of being a fan of the pins and stripes:

Pro - Roger Clemens is only one more minor league start away from joining the starting rotation. That means ESPN the Ocho gets to cover yet another minor league team when he pitches...

Con - Jason Giambi's case will now go before Mr. Bud Selig himself. Why does this feel more and more like something out of the USSR? Giambi upsets the regime and now must face the high commend before being sentence to life in Siberia. Give me a bleeping break. They come out with the results that he tested positive for amphetamines five days after he says what he says about steroids. The tests were over a year old. Think that is a coincidence? Still, the Giambi situation cannot be good for the Yankees clubhouse. Thats why this is a con. Despite MLB pulling a con job over all of us.

Pro - Carl Pavano will have season ending surgery on his elbow, otherwise known as Tommy John surgery. Pavano will never pitch again for the Yanks. I'm sure that fans will be happy to see him go.

Con - Yet another starter goes down the drain for the Yankees. Kevin Brown, Jeff Weaver, Carl Pavano... The hit parade continues...

Pro - They finally beat the Red Sox in a three game series!

Con - They are still 9 1/2 games behind the Red Sox.

Please feel free to add your own in the comment section.

Lets move on to other points of interest shall we?

The New York Mets began construction on a brand new baseball facility in the Dominican Republic. This is the beginning of Omar Minaya's ascendancy to title of dictator among all Latino countries. He is seriously invading the whole region... Pretty soon he'll have armies of Mr. Met to help him topple the fragile governments down there.

Remember back when a fellow by the name of Don Imus hosted a radio show? He had Rob Bartlett, a comedian, do impressions of Omar, here is one of them:

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