Thursday, May 3, 2007

His arm better be falling off

Carl Pavano is scheduling a visit to see the esteemed Dr James Andrews. All I am going to say is his forearm better be ripped from the bone. If it isn't, Carl Pavano is the biggest pussy ever. Your telling me he can't pitch because of "grabbing" in his forearm? Hey Carl, pitchers pitch hurt all the time. You are not going to be 100% all season. Stop being such a puss and get the fuck out there when your team needs you. If the Yankees felt that this injury was serious, don't you think he would have been on the first plane to Alabama after the game where he went 7 innings, letting up 2 runs on 6 hits against the Twins (not to bad for someone with "grabbing' of the forearm)? So for Carls sake, I hope the good Dr. James schedules his forearm reattachment surgery for early next week.

Wednesday, May 2, 2007

Going From Bad to Worse

This is getting ridiculous. The Yankees have already been struggling with their starting pitching due to the calvacade of injuries that has been decimating the staff. The hitlist includes their #1, #2, #5 and #6 starters: Wang (Hamstring), Mussina (Hamstring), Karstens (Broken Leg) and Pavano (Forearm).

So they call up the Golden Boy Phillip Hughes last week, and after a decent performance last week, he completely dominated last night in Texas. He went for 6.1 innings, giving up no hits, and striking out six batters......and he is now out for 4-6 weeks with a hamstring injury. Ugh.

I hear Cashman is now in the market for a jacked knuckleballer with some big league experience who can help right this sinking ship:

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

You Warriors are good. Real good.

I can’t say that I’ve watched a minute of them play all year (playoffs included). Thanks to the Knicks, I have completely rejected watching much of any Fantastic NBA Action this year. Tonight however (after I get back from my first Mets game of the year), I will definitely be checking out Game 5 of the Warriors and the Mavs.

Anytime a #8 seed is about to take out a #1 it becomes must see TV for me. The Mavs were 67-15 (tied for the 6th best record in league history) while the Warriors (42-40) just beat out the Clippers to get into the playoffs for the first time since Chris Webber was a rookie playing with Latrell in 1994. Should the Warriors win tonight (or in the “if necessary” games 6 & 7), they will become the first 8 seed to defeat a top seed since the NBA moved to the best of 7 format in 2003.

Of course, only 2 other #8 seeds have defeated top seeds before, and each of those featured defining moments.

The first time, in 1994, the Nuggets fought back from down 0-2 in the series to defeat the Sonics in OT in game 5. When the buzzer sounded Mutombo hilariously rolled around on the floor fondling the basketball while shrieking.
The second time, after the lockout shortened 1999 season, the Knicks advanced when Allan Houston’s clutch runner took a couple bounces and fell in with little time left. I nearly fell through the floor of my apartment from the post-shot celebration.
So far, this Mavs-Warriors series seems defined by Dirk’s inability to act like a superstar/MVP, the explosion of Baron Davis, and the Don Nelson love-fest. I would like to see someone please step up to get that “defining moment” of this series nailed down. Stephen Jackson, I’m looking at you.

And as a Knicks fan, the news isn’t all bad. I was informed by the Knicks through e-mail of their most glorious achievement during the playoffs. Yup, Knicks City Dancer “Asia” won the contest to become the next Pussycat Doll. Check out all the details as it’s the headline on their fucking homepage. Unless they have a promotional “Free Pussy” night, I’m not going to another game until this team makes some major changes (like, I don’t know, get rid of half the roster and all of their management and coaching staff).

Anyway... Go Warriors.