Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all MLB.com Bloggers and Readers!
Simply reading The New York Post can assist any Yankees blogger with the hot topics of the day. A scan of today’s paper yields the following observations:
· A-Rod is truly in love with himself
· Robinson Cano knows he was an idiot for hiding his injury
· Joba Chamberlain is struggling to get his fastball back to its normal speed
· Hideki Matsui would be a very expensive bench ornament
Yikes! It was more fun researching Boston Red Sox players! Not really, but the drama never ends in the Yankees Universe…
JANE HELLER WILL BE BUYING DETAILS MAGAZINE
This is just an assumption on my part, but after seeing some of the seductive, brooding photos on Details.com, the She-Fan is probably making a mad dash for Barnes & Noble as we speak!
Photo by Steven Klein
The She-Fan may have had greater influence on A-Rod than meets the eye, given that the name of the Details article is ‘Confessions of a Damned Yankee’.
I don’t know for sure, but I’m just saying… 😉
JOBA’S DRIVING IN THE SLOW LANE
During yesterday’s win over the Philadelphia Phillies, Joba Chamberlain’s fastball was clocked about 5 mph slower than his normal speeds of 97-98 mph.
The article in the New York Post was quick to note that it’s still early in spring training and that Joba’s fastball was “flat” yesterday. My only concern is the shoulder tendonitis that benched Joba toward the end of last season. He did not have surgery, but instead opted to go the rehab route.
My belief is that the ‘early in spring training’ is the most likely cause, but this does bear watching in the coming months.
“POTENTIAL VIKINGS QB”
I know that I am probably the only one who is interested in Jay Cutler as the next QB of the Minnesota Vikings. Erin of Plunking Gomez has already said that she wouldn’t get excited about it until they actually called the press conference to announce the acquisition. Still, I can’t help but notice that the Twin Cities’ Pioneer Press is referring to the Denver quarterback as ‘Potential Vikings QB’ Jay Cutler. So, at least I am not alone in my thinking as a Vikings fan. Of course, Trent Dilfer later burst my bubble on ESPN by saying that while Cutler would be a great PR move, he wasn’t so sure it would help football-wise.
I am sure this topic’s getting much airplay on the Minneapolis-St. Paul sports radio stations.
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Have a safe and enjoyable St. Patrick’s Night! J