The Yankees routed them last night (9-2), but it sounds like I missed a heck of a game. One thing about the Jays - they have long, long memories. Also, their manager looks like he could hold his own in a bar fight. Just saying.
Back in May, Douchey-McDouche (oh, sorry - Alex Rodriquez) shouted something out to back-up third basemen Howie Clark and he dropped a pop fly. Raising the blood of back-up shortstop, John McDonald, a lunch-pail sort of player and arguably the best defensive utility guy in the league (he can't hit for crap, but you don't pay him for his bat). Naturally there was no consensus on what Douchey (oh sorry - ARod) said - but given the general dislike for ARod (people hated him before he was a Yankee, that's how special he is) the "play" was roundly dismissed as being "bush league." Whatever actually transpired, it seriously pissed off the Jays and have I mentioned their manager looks like he could hold his own in a bar fight?
Well last night, it happened. Right or wrong (I'm going with right here), bless his heart, Josh Towers threw at Douchey (oh sorry - ARod) and hit him in the knee. It's just a shame he didn't aim for his chin.
Then, Josh Towers, our hero, said this about Yankees first base coach Tony Pena:
"I heard somebody chirping when I was talking to Lyle [Overbay] and I didn't think it was Alex and I asked who it was," Towers said. "Tony Pena is running his mouth off and I was like, 'What's this guy running his mouth off for?' This dude is a quitter. He managed a team and quit in the middle of the season because he couldn't hack it. He's going to run his mouth off? So I ended up getting into it with Alex a second time."I mean, the kid can't pitch worth a damn and probably shouldn't be talking smack - but dang, I can't help it. It's funny. Hell, it's funny because it's true.
But that's not the best part. Oh no. Roger Clemens, never one to have the coolest head, was later ejected for retaliating against the Jays and hitting Alex Rios.
Douchey (oh sorry - ARod) will likely whine and make excuses about this whole incident (it's what he does), but the fact remains that he's damn lucky that Josh Towers was pitching last night. If it had been Roy Halladay, Douchey (oh sorry - ARod) would be sipping his breakfast through a straw this morning. Just saying.
God, I love baseball and I love this team. This is almost as good as when The Manager Who Could Hold His Own In A Bar Fight got in an alleged fist fight with his own pitcher last year. Seriously, I heart John Gibbons. I love that man.
(And yes, I know my Tigers are playing horribly right now. And yes, I'm well aware the Yankees are breathing down our necks for a wild-card spot. Hey, I hate my pitching right now, what else can I say? But c'mon, hating A-Rod? I hardly hold the market share on that)
(And yeah, this entire post was pretty much for KristieJ who has a hard time watching baseball these days. Gotta keep the girl in the loop)