Yankees-Orioles: Lineups 5/10/2009

yankees.jpgYANKEES (14-16)
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Francisco Cervelli C

Joba Chamberlain P (1-1, 3.77)

orioles.jpgORIOLES (13-18)
Brian Roberts 2B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Aubrey Huff 1B
Melvin Mora 3B
Luke Scott DH
Gregg Zaun C
Felix Pie LF
Robert Andino SS

Koji Uehara P (2-3, 4.42)

2 Comments

I’ve always liked and respected Michael Kay. He may not be the MOST likeable guy, it would help if he smiled a tad more than John Maine, but he DOES love the Yanks. I, myself, am a sports guy. Grew up playin’ sports. Learned alot about stats, competitiveness, teamwork, physics, sportsmanship, working hard, following the rules, etc. As I was watching today’s Mother’s Day Game 2009, I heard Mr. Mike make a comment. It followed the Aubrey Huff homer off of Joba Chamberlain. His thought was that it was not alright for Mr. Huff to celebrate his dinger off of the young pitcher with a fist pump. Why? His reasoning was that it was pre-meditated and not based off of pure emotion. You see, Joba does the same thing to others. For some reason, though, it’s OK for him to do it, but no one else can. Yes, maybe Aubrey’s reaction was pre-meditated, BUT…what if it wasn’t? I’m just sayin’. Do you really think everytime Joba does the fist pump that it’s his first natural reaction to the situation? It’s become his signature celebration, his stamp of approval. I’m sure that every once in awhile, another celebratory dance or move crosses his mind. You can’t be that bland, boring, simple and trite. Right? Kinda proves my point. So, back to my original premise about Mr. Kay. I DO like the guy. He need not remain objective because of who employs him and signs his paychecks, but please don’t concoct some defense based upon poor reasoning to safeguard your man. There are a few old adages we can reference. One states that what’s good for the goose is good for the gander. Another says that people who live in glass houses ought not to throw stones. Maybe you’ve heard of this one. That’s the pot calling the kettle black. Or even better yet, whatever you can do, I can do better! Plus, I don’t remember Joba owning the patent on the good ole fist pump, either. Tiger sure looks good when he’s doing it.
Sorry, Michael. Your argument was weak. Today was a sad day in announcing. Hope you didn’t get too hurt when you took that tumble down the ladder of people I admire. Here’s to better days ahead with more thought and sensibility put into future comments.

Thank you.

Aubrey Huff had no business pumping his fist after a first inning HR to put his team up by 2. Joba does it only when the out he gets is big, I think it is pure emotion. Showing up Joa like that was not right, especially when Joba did nothing to him. But Joba got the last laugh when he got the win.

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