• August 21st @ The Angels

    Posted by on August 22nd, 2007 · Comments (4)

    Back when I was a sophomore in high school, a classmate of mine, big bad Carl Myers, got the drop on me and landed a sucker punch right to my gut. It was the first and last time that happened. In any event, it’s hard to forget that sickening feeling of getting the wind knocked out of you – the instant and simultaneous sensation that you’re going to blackout and puke at the same time.

    When I woke up this morning and saw the “highlights” of how the Yankees got pounded in this game, coupled with seeing the scores of the games for Boston and Seattle, I started to get that feeling again – a brilliant flash of blinding light followed by an increasing dimming towards total darkness along with involuntary spasms of the stomach.

    And, as long as I continue to think about this game and the residual standings impact for the Yankees, I keep feeling that way. Therefore, for the sake of hoping to have a better day (as compared to how it started when I turned on the news at five AM this morning), I’m not going to think about it any more.

    Ever see the Star Trek episode “Requiem for Methuselah” where Spock does a mini-mind-meld on Kirk at the end and whispers “Forget“? That’s what I need about now.

    Comments on August 21st @ The Angels

    1. MJ
      August 22nd, 2007 | 8:31 am

      Mike F-in’ Mussina. Two straight starts where he’s getting his ass handed to him before the opposing lineup has even turned around one full time.

      I was in favor of bringing him back this year at $9M per season because it seemed like a bargain when other guys (Gil Meche, Barry Zito) were getting overpaid to underperform. The most infuriating thing about Mussina is that he rarely says “Sorry guys, I just didn’t have it tonight. I really stunk.” He’s always got some excuse, some perceived slight, some complaint. F him. I wish they could give him the Kei Igawa treatment and send him to Scranton (close to his Pennsylvania home, incidentially) to “work himself out.”

      6 GB and Boston’s crusing. Lovely.

    2. antone
      August 22nd, 2007 | 8:44 am

      Mussina is awful, I have no confidence in him at all, he actually pitched even worse than I thought he would.

      On the bright side, you have to assume that the Yankees would lose at least 2 of 3 to the Angels so this is not too shocking, hopefully Pettite can come through tonight. Hopefully this is just an Angels thing and the Yankees will take care of business against the rest of the teams on their schedule. I still have confidence in them against other teams but lets just hope we don’t see the Angels again the rest of the season!

      Although if the Yanks win the wild card, chances are the Angels will have a better record than the central division winner and the Yanks would have to play them.

    3. JJay
      August 22nd, 2007 | 8:48 am

      —– F him. —–

      That about sums it up. Another thing that pisses me off about him is that he never gets upset with himself. You’ll see him get disgusted if someone boots a ball or can’t make a running catch but it’s always on someone else, never himself.

      I laugh whenever Mussina has a decent game and everyone is all, “See?! I told you he was worth signing for this year!” But Mussina seems to go: SUCK, SUCK, doesn’t suck so much, decent, good, SUCK, SUCK, REALLY SUCK, decent, SUCK in terms of his starts. Everyone is going to have a few good days here and there but it doesn’t hide the fact that he is hurting this team in the most crucial part of the season.

    4. baileywalk
      August 22nd, 2007 | 1:49 pm

      The most infuriating thing about Mussina is that he rarely says “Sorry guys, I just didn’t have it tonight. I really stunk.” He’s always got some excuse, some perceived slight, some complaint. F him.

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