Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Tuesday Musings

Phew...rough day yesterday, huh boys? Last night I took the private jet out to 3K Estate and with arbitrators worked out a detente of sorts. I caught 3K on Mike and Mike in the Morning on ESPN where he said, "Everything has been worked out, we're both on the same page and committed to making this the best league it can be". And with that..let's talk baseball!!!

Yes, it's true! Director Steven Soderbergh is making Moneyball into a movie. I have heard that Brad Pitt has signed on to star in the movie as Billy Beane, and comedian Demetri Martin (of Comedy Central fame) has been inked to play stat guru Paul DePodesta. Someone caught Fenway Ed waiting in a line at the movie theater box office. Easy fella, it starts shooting this summer.

What is up with the injury bug? The list is a who's who of fantasy rainmakers. Brandon Webb, Vladimir Guerrero, Melvin Mora, Jed Lowrie, Dice-K, Alex Gordon, Ervin Santana, John Lackey, Kelvim Escobar, Hiroki Kuroda, Xavier Nady, Ryan Doumit, Chris Carpenter....the list goes on and on. I was going to include Rocco Baldelli in that list but 1. are you really surprised? and 2. I wouldn't classify him as a fantasy rainmaker. A natural disaster, yes, but not a rainmaker.

Yankee Stadium....wind tunnel or abberation?

I heard something interesting this morning. Kansas City is atop the American League Central in spite of being last in the American League in runs scored. Does anyone have faith that the Royals pitching can keep them in the AL Central hunt?

The White Sox visited the White House yesterday, and conspiculously absent was manager Ozzie Guillen. The Chicago rags tried to explain it away, saying he had already planned a visit to his home in Miami. Yeah, right. This is the second time he has declined to meet with a U.S. President. Sounds like someone is fearful of Hugo Chavez (other than President Obama).


Edward said...

Wait a minute, hold on...Jed Lowrie is a fantasy rainmaker? Is this some kind of reverse psychology? Build up the Red Sox into something they are not so when they don't make the playoffs this year it is supposed to be some kind of choke job? I thought Lowrie was starting because Lugo was hurt?

Anonymous said...

Ironic that the whole debate yesterday was about starts, especially as I see that Wang's next start is being skipped...D'oh!

Anonymous said...

BTW, just curious but who texted me last night with the trade offer?

PG said...

I was merely trying to be polite, Fenway Ed.

ARodsACyssie said...

It certainly wasn't me who texted you last night Ger. I no where you stand and am boycotting your phone number in response to you never straddling party lines. Kiss ass!

ARodsACyssie said...

Just when I thought I had made the best trade of the season (Bell/Doumit), meaning the best trades are the ones that work out for both sides Doumit goes and gets hurt for the next 8-10 weeks.

You can bet I'm just waiting for Bell's arm to fall off in a freak sky-kiting accident!!

Anonymous said...

LOL 3K, that's good stuff.