Sunday, April 20, 2008
See you in hell, Frank Thomas. One can only assume the OPS Express is pulling into town about now. The timing of all this is a little strange, as he went from benched to unemployed in less than 24 hours. Sense of urgency indeed. JP is into full blown insufferable prick mode already.
AJ Burnett goes today against the right hand happy Tigers. Hopefully he can handcuff them much like McGowan did yesterday. Dustin McGowan was out to prove that he is indeed a better pitcher than Jesse Litsch. I'll say he succeeded. BJ Ryan came in for a top step save, striking out two but giving up two base hits. But who cares? It was BJ Ryan in a save situation.
As the weather gets warmer, I won't want to be anywhere NEAR this Tigers team. I doubt Miguel Cabrera has ever in his life been as cold as he was that first week in Detroit. Now he's showing that backing a Brinks truck up to his house wasn't a bad idea at all, hitting safely in 7 straight games and eating two complete cheesecakes during the 7th inning stretch. Brandon Inge shouldn't worry, Miggy will be first base-sized in about 3 months.
The wife and I took in Friday's Walk of Ages baseball event. Purcey's curveball looked good, Gary Sheffield should be inquiring about package tours with the Thomas family to Branson, Magglio Ordonez's hair kept the entire stadium and both dugouts entertained prior to the first pitch. Pat Hentgen was clearly uncomfortable being the featured ex-Jay, as evidenced by Roy Halladay and AJ Burnett giving him Brubaker-styled ovations while wearing massive shit-eating grins. They do mockery well.