• August 24th vs. The Blue Jays

    Posted by on August 24th, 2005 · Comments (5)

    Bummer. The Yankees were so close to going 15 games over .500 for the first time this year. Now, they will have to win two in a row to get there. I’m wondering if it will ever happen.

    This is the second time in his last five starts where Mussina was humming along and then imploded at just about the half-way mark of the game.

    Well, Moose did get to keep the ball from tonight when he notched the out that marked his 3,000th career inning. I guess that’s the important thing for him – keeping track of his personal milestones.

    Many say there’s a reason why Mussina has never won 20 games in a season. And, they say that he’s never been a true ace. And, they say that he’s not Cooperstown material. And, games like this one just add another log to their fire.

    Hopefully tomorrow’s game will be better. I’m calling it The Battle of the Vowels – Chacon v Chacin. Let us all hope that “O” is the winner.

    I actually stopped watching the game tonight as soon as it was 9-zip. The other day, I had picked up The Punisher on DVD at Target for ten bucks. So, I thought this was a good time to watch that instead of the game. The star is Thomas Jane – who played Mantle in 61*. It was pretty cornball – but it had enough suspense at times, and humor at others, mixed in with the requisite amount of guns/cars/explosions that you would expect from this type of flick to keep your attention.

    There was even a Yankees reference in one line when The Punisher says:

    Upset? I used to get upset when I got a flat tire. I used to get upset when a plane was delayed. And, I used to get upset when the Yankees won the series. So, if that’s upset, how do I feel now? If you know the word, tell me, because I don’t.”

    Maybe the word is “That-feeling-when-Mussina-spits-the-bit“?

    Comments on August 24th vs. The Blue Jays

    1. Jen
      August 25th, 2005 | 12:33 am

      AMC has been showing Bond movies every night for the past few weeks, so I switch over there during the games I can’t stand to watch anymore.

    2. Don
      August 25th, 2005 | 12:42 am

      Bosox lose in 11.

    3. Makofan
      August 25th, 2005 | 8:52 am

      Since this is a blog and I can be emotional instead of rational – Mussina wouldn’t have had half the press/reputation if he’d have toiled in Cleveland. I’d take Dave Stieb or Jimmy Key or David Cone or Orel Hershiser or Rick Reuschel over the Moose

    4. August 25th, 2005 | 9:44 am

      It’s all about the “O” baby!

    5. Raf
      August 25th, 2005 | 10:18 am

      Many say there’s a reason why Mussina has never won 20 games in a season. And, they say that he’s never been a true ace. And, they say that he’s not Cooperstown material. And, games like this one just add another log to their fire.
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      “Many” don’t know what they’re talking about. W-L is a byproduct of run support and bullpen.

      For the time they were together, Moose had better numbers than Clemens, even the year he won the Cy (2001)

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