• April 11th @ The Royals

    Posted by on April 11th, 2009 · Comments (5)

    Hey, it’s Jack Black’s world and the Yankees should just be happy to be living in it. Consider me on board. You have to keep playing Nick Swisher while he’s this locked in – even if it means Matsui, Nady or Gardner has to take a day off. (And, if it’s Gardner, then play Damon in center.)

    What’s up with Mark Teixeira? His left wrist is bad enough that it prevents him from playing but he doesn’t know how or when it happened? You just don’t get spontaneous sprains when you’re 29-years old, do you? I smell a cover-up here…maybe…

    CC Sabathia reminded me of a 1975-version of Catfish Hunter tonight. Well, except for his pants, of course. MLB has said that they will fine players a grand if they’re wearing pants that are too long and sloppy. I wonder if they’ll go after Sabathia? Then again, what’s a thousand bucks to CC?

    Lastly, did you notice, on YES, that the rotating signage behind home plate this evening was featuring an ad for MSG’s running of “The Bronx Is Burning” presented by the Tri-State area Cadillac dealers? Yes, that’s an ad for a New York-centric show being aired on a New York based cable station – being run a billboard in Kauffman Stadium located in Kansas City. Why? Simple – because that’s a cheap way to get some advertising into the New York market (as the Royals were playing the Yankees).

    But, bigger than the ad intent here is that the Royals are making money selling ads because they’re playing the Yankees. Remember that one the next time someone in Kansas City wants to lament about how the Yankees are bad for the game.

    Comments on April 11th @ The Royals

    1. JeremyM
      April 11th, 2009 | 10:55 pm

      I don’t now Steve, a couple weeks back my shoulder just started killing me, to where I couldn’t even sleep that night because of the pain and I couldn’t even lift my arm over my head. I have no clue as to what happened, and within two days, it was completely gone. So yeah, some times things “spontaneously” happen, and hopefully in Teixeira’s case, he’ll feel fine in two days as well….

      I noticed that on the “Bronx is Burning” ads as well. Pretty interesting.

    2. thenewguy
      April 11th, 2009 | 10:57 pm

      A couple of points….

      Tex could be a cover up for something stupid, or he could simply have slept on his wrist the wrong way, banged it in a door, hit it on the counter, tripped over something, etc.

      Also, I wonder about the ads behind home plate. I sort of think that nowadays those rotating ads are just green screens on which the designated TV channel can put whichever ads they choose. As such, the KC station had a different ad than the NY. So we saw B-is-B, whereas they saw an ad for Lester’s BBQ or something. Maybe I’m wrong. I didn’t see the ad physically rotate though, so I think it could just all be computer graphics.

      Other than that, let’s keep this rolling…..

    3. festus
      April 11th, 2009 | 10:58 pm

      Heh, I had something similar with my wrist. One day I noticed it hurt when I pushed open a door. I kind of determined that it probably was something I did at the gym, but who knows.

    4. sonnymooks
      April 11th, 2009 | 11:19 pm

      Last year I hurt my wrist, and wasn’t sure what happened, since I hadn’t done anything (that I could think of at least) that would cause it pain.

      The best my doc could come up with was that I probably hurt it while I was asleep (slept on it wrong, hit the back, etc).

      It does happen. My guess is he probably slept wrong (like I did) or he really doesn’t know how he hurt it.

      However, in my case, my wrist hurt for a few days, I wouldn’t have been able to swing a bat for close to a week, so his wrist doesn’t sound to bad.

    5. JeremyM
      April 12th, 2009 | 6:48 pm

      Actually, I was watching the KC feed on FSN and they had the Bronx is Burning ads for the MSG network, so I don’t think it was a green screen.

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