• May 8th @ The Orioles

    Posted by on May 9th, 2009 · Comments (7)

    Alex Rodriguez: $275 million for ten years, plus, maybe, another $30 million down the line…
    CC Sabathia: $161 million for seven years, unless, he opts out of the deal after 2011…and then it would be $69 million for three years…

    Watching Rodriguez and Sabathia perform in this game: Priceless…

    O.K.. joking aside, it was very exciting when A-Rod hit that homer on his first pitch and swing of the season. Although, I suspect that YES, and especially Michael Kay, will keep going back to this highlight, from now until the end of time, as if it was as important as the Chambliss HR in the 1976 ALCS, Reggie’s One Game 3 Series HRs in 1977, the Dent HR on 10/2/78, the Leyritz 1996 Series HR, the Brosius and Tino Series HRs in 2001, and the Boone 2003 ALCS HR combined…

    And, CC was super this in the contest – and just what the doctor ordered for the team, at this time. And, Sabathia, now, is just the 11th Yankees pitcher to throw a shutout victory, on the road, since 1996 (with the others being Mike Mussina, David Wells, Andy Pettitte, Ramiro Mendoza, Hideki Irabu, Carl Pavano, Ted Lilly, Orlando Hernandez, Roger Clemens and Aaron Small). Think about that, for a minute. A Yankees pitcher, since 1996, throws a shutout win, on the road, about 2% of the time. So, what we saw from Sabathia in this one was rare stuff…and then some.

    Comments on May 8th @ The Orioles

    1. Tresh Fan
      May 9th, 2009 | 1:18 am

      “God’s in His Heaven,
      All’s right with the world!”

      —Robert Browning

    2. MJ
      May 9th, 2009 | 7:13 am

      I loved every minute of last night’s game. A-Rod’s HR pumped me up and made me happy he was back and CC’s pitching was exactly what I expected we’d get from him. Last night was awesome!

      As I write this, I’m getting ready to head down for a day in Baltimore. I really hope they keep the momentum from last night’s win and put on a great show for me today.

    3. Raf
      May 9th, 2009 | 9:19 am

      Enjoy the trip, MJ!

      I should be making my way there sometime this summer.

    4. Sicilian Lou
      May 9th, 2009 | 10:27 am

      @ Tresh Fan:
      God is a Yankee fan.. Why do you think there is no dome on Yankee stadium?.. So he can watch his favorite team play!.

    5. Sicilian Lou
      May 9th, 2009 | 10:39 am

      Although, I suspect that YES, and especially Michael Kay, will keep going back to this highlight, from now until the end of tim
      ————————————————-I am sure glad someone elses notices this.. Michael Kay has become the Randy Levine mouth piece the last two years… I have totally lost all interest in everything he has to say… Hey Mike, ESPN not paying you enough?.. Do us Yankee fans a favor and just stick to your radio show..

    6. butchie22
      May 9th, 2009 | 1:33 pm

      Steve , I don’t agree….Kay will stupidly keep on going back to the Joba pitching performance instead!:) From the way he was preening about Joba you would have thought that Joba pitched a perfect game NOT lost a game. Whatta a Joke Kay is. Seriously, though they will hype up that fairy tale swing all right. Was it a fairy tale when Afrod cheated on his wife, got caught shooting up roids and playing illegal poker? Mate, I can’t believe some of the spin from these guys, especially Kay over the swing and the Joba game. If the Yankees go nowhere this season, they can shove the Arod swing and the Joba loss up their respective butts!

      Sicilian Lou, interesting screen name. Maybe I should use Aussie Butch……..

    7. May 19th, 2009 | 10:20 pm

      [...] Ditto. [...]

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