• April 26th vs. The Angels

    Posted by on April 26th, 2005 · Comments (11)

    It’s Rabbit Season.
    It’s Duck Season.
    Rabbit Season.
    Duck Season.

    It must be Duck Season because the ducks were on the pond tonight and A-Rod cashed in with, in his own words, a “magical” night: 4 for 5 with a big fly hat trick and 10 RBI. Personally, I’d rather see Alex hit one homerun and drive in three, for three days in a row, than do it all in one night. Maybe this is the start of something for him? But, didn’t we say that on April 18th when he went 5 for 6 in a game? And, after that, A-Rod went 3 for his next 21. Let’s see tomorrow’s game for Alex.

    If this is how Colter Bean is going to fill out his Yankees uniform – today, at the peak of his athletic prowess – then, I shudder to think about how he’s going to look in the pinstripes at Old Timer’s Day 2020.

    It’s official: Torre referred to Carl Pavano as “Pav” in the post-game. That’s his nickname. Too bad that Carl is not a more of a street guy. “Pav-Dog” just has a “ring” to it.

    By the way, enough about Mo Rivera. Let’s talk about Keith Foulke for a while. OK?

    Comments on April 26th vs. The Angels

    1. April 27th, 2005 | 1:29 am

      Angels actually. And as far as Alex and I are concerned he’s Meat.

    2. April 27th, 2005 | 8:54 am

      After a 8 hour trip to the zoo, I must have had rangers on the mind! I’ll fix that this AM.

    3. seamus
      April 27th, 2005 | 10:44 am

      i like pav. “meat” has no affection for me. but to each their own no?

    4. April 27th, 2005 | 11:01 pm

      Without question – whatever floats your boat is best!

    5. April 28th, 2005 | 10:57 am

      To each his own, of course, but “Pav”? Since when did chosing one sylable out of a guys last name count as a nickname. It works for Sheffield, because you get a word that’s good for some play (Iron Sheff, Sheff’s hats etc.), but Pav? That’s be like calling Jorge “Pos” what’s the point?

    6. Jen
      April 28th, 2005 | 11:15 am

      I like Meat. Reminds me of the character in Porky’s.

    7. April 28th, 2005 | 11:21 am

      Cliff – Joe did it, not me. Torre has somewhat of his own “speak” when it comes to player’s names. Like calling “Jorge” Georgie, and calling Jeff Nelson “Nellie” – - – he seems to like the “ie” effect?

      Jen – that’s exactly what I thought of too.

    8. Rafael
      April 28th, 2005 | 2:11 pm

      I like Meat. That works pretty well, I think.

    9. April 28th, 2005 | 2:49 pm

      I missed the basis for it – what was it?

    10. April 29th, 2005 | 11:18 am

      Steve, Joe’s “ie” effect is pretty standard around baseball. Lazy. The “Meat” thing comes from Alex based on the fact that Pavano is just a huge slab of a guy, a big hunk of meat–that he took that liner off the noggin so well just adds to the legend.

    11. April 29th, 2005 | 9:36 pm

      Thanks Cliff.
      Didn’t Bob Lemon used to call everyone “meat” because he couldn’t remember names?

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