Thursday, September 22, 2005

Yankees suck

That's not news to anyone who's been reading this blog since last year, but now they really REALLY suck.

Tuesday night, Yankee Bubba Crosby, after hitting a heroic bunt, crashed into Orioles All-Star second baseman Brian Roberts' outstretched arm. In what must rank as the nastiest sports injury since Lawrence Taylor ended Joe Theismann's career with a compound fracture of the shin, the Crosby collision snapped Roberts' arm back at a "grotesque angle," ripping the tendon off the bone, dislocating the elbow, and tearing a ligament.

Crosby was running inside the baseline. Orioles manager Sam Perlozzo flew into a rage when he learned that Crosby wasn't called out for this offense. Perlozzo was ejected.

Yesterday we learned that Roberts will require surgery that requires six months recovery time.

So let's review:
  • Orioles best player: out for six months, in an unimaginable amount of pain
  • Orioles manager: ejected from game
  • Yankee thug who destroyed Roberts' elbow: called safe, later scored on a 3-run homer which made the winning difference in the final score
  • Orioles: Lose
  • Yankees: Win and one day later take first place from Boston
I tried not to care anymore, but they suckered me back in. I'm a fool, a complicit victim in this cycle of abuse. One day I really will leave for good. Uh-huh.

I'm Stella Kowalski, and baseball is my Stanley.


Sorry to hear your team got pooched; I just don't really dig baseball, in general. Yeah, I'm mildly happy if the Phillies happen to win one, but I'm not really anything you could remotely call a fan.

Hockey, now that's a sport!

Posted by: Blogger Mark at 9/23/2005 6:06 AM

Your Stella-Stanley analogy is priceless.

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 9/24/2005 8:31 AM

ah, that last comment is from


Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 9/24/2005 8:31 AM


OK, I'm not in a torn t-shirt and I don't look like a young Brando....nor a middle-aged Brando....maybe like an old, fat Brando.

Yeah, I still wince at the memory of that play. My favorite teams are the Indians and whomever is playing the Yankees, although currently I'm also in favor of whomever is playing the White Sox; but that's a temporary condition. The last regular games in Cleveland should be interesting.

Jim Young

Posted by: Anonymous Anonymous at 9/24/2005 6:33 PM

I'm over hockey after last year's strike. The NHL won't get me back, even with flowers and a nice dinner.

Unless the Caps make the playoffs, of course.

Posted by: Blogger Jeri at 9/26/2005 5:55 PM

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