Friday, May 30, 2008
Monday, May 19, 2008
What I saw was a 6 run top of the 8th that featured a bullpen shelling, two miserable, back to back throws from right field and, worst of all – no really it was worse than Abreu’s throws – a very long half inning of ESPN’s Johnny Miller and Joe Morgan.
Miller has the unique ability to babble endlessly about everything but the game being played, an interesting talent for a play-by-play guy and Morgan is unsurpassed for saying really stupid things, actually a pretty common characteristic for many ESPN analysts.
While discussing the new Yankee Stadium, Morgan commented, “…if your going to keep the same (field) dimensions, why build a new stadium?” Let’s see, the first things that popped up were Renewal, Tradition, Beauty, Amenities, Safety, Personality…
Then again, Joe played in a league that really didn’t understand any of those concepts when they spent 20 years building a rash of turf-lined band boxes.
During the 6 run explosion Morgan explained David Wright’s tag up and score on a short fly to right this way.
“His upper body left early but his foot stayed on the bag.“
Visualize that one.
Oh, yeah, the game analysis of an 11 – 2 drubbing…
Gonzales hits a 399’ out to end the 7th. Wright hits a 125’ bloop double to open the 8th.
Say no more.