Monday, May 5, 2008

Hit parade...

Feeling Chipper's Bat: The Reds' pitching got roughed up by the Braves 14-7 on Sunday. Chipper Jones had 5 RBI (good for my fantasy team), but woe to anyone who had Bronson Arroyo starting: 1.1 IP, 7 ER, 7 H, 1 BB.

Who Shot J.R.? I'm embarrassed to admit that I used my waiver priority to take Houston catcher J.R. Towles early this season. He's only mired in a minor 9 for 55 slump over the past month. And by "minor," I mean if he keeps this up he'll be back in the minor leagues.

Wang Chung Havin' Fun: Chien-Ming Wang is now 6-0 with a 3.00 ERA, 1.13 WHIP, and 32 K in 45 IP. Two years ago I heard some expert say Wang had the best stuff on the Yankees staff, including Randy Johnson. It looks like he's finally living up to that hype. (And yes, I regret dropping him from my team last season!)

Bale Break: Royals pitcher John Bale, already on the DL with a bum shoulder, broke his throwing hand while punching a hotel door in a fit of rage on Friday. I know it sounds stupid, but I've punched a door too. I think it was about a month after I dropped Wang...

Happy Trails, Julio: In case you haven't heard, Julio Franco, age 49, finally retired from baseball last week. When he homered off Randy Johnson last year he became the oldest player to homer in the majors. I'll miss Julio. He and Eric Davis had two of my favorite batting stances.

6 comments:

clauff said...

Greg,

Don't let Roland intimidate you when you pick up the Wang. Even though his name is easy to make fun of, that should have no bearing on your positive feelings for him. Same for anyone with the last name of Johnson, Schlong, or Weiner or first name Dick, Stuart, or Footlong.

Greg said...

Admittedly, some of Sun Tzu Gau's Wang rhetoric messed with my mind. I'll need to be mentally stronger going forward.

Chairman said...

Well, if you guys weren't so homer-phobic, you wouldn't be so worried about picking up a Wang or Johnson.

clauff said...

Roland,

You never cease to amaze me :)

Chairman said...

I know. I know. But let's face it. 5th grade humor is right in my wheelhouse, as is anything sexual, racist, misogynistic, homophobic, and/or misanthropic.

But in my defense, this sort of stuff is why Shakespeare has transcended the ages. People love insults, and if you can mix in innuendo in a deft manner, it's just over. I merely choose to not be deft.

Greg said...

Chairman,

I hope you know that if I ever run for President of the United States (or even the local PTA), I will have to disown you. ;-)