Thursday, April 06, 2006

Michael Sanderson Kay?

There seems to be an unwritten rule for the Yankees that some players can have undue criticism heaped upon them at all times (Alex Rodriguez) while others are above reproach even if they make an error that completely changes a game (Derek Jeter).

"You can't pin it all on Jeter. Wang did not pick up his teammate." - Michael Kay, after Jeter makes a huge error than effectively opened the floodgates.

It seems the New York Post also chose not to place any serious blame on Jeter, and instead, Robinson Cano is their goat:

With the infield on the grass, Wright induced Jay Payton to hit a grounder to Robinson Cano that the second baseman booted, allowing Bradley to score the go-ahead run. Wright gave up a single to Jason Kendall that sent Payton to third, and with the infield in, Marco Scutaro singled to center for a 6-4 lead.

Farnsworth replaced Mike Myers and walked Mark Ellis to load the bases for Eric Chavez, who fouled out. Farnsworth went 2-2 on Thomas before he doubled off the left-field wall for a 9-4 advantage.

The Yankees scored one in the second on Hideki Matsui's laser to center that easily cleared the 400-foot sign and three in the third on Sheffield's 450th homer. After that they didn't dent the plate.

Chien-Ming Wang gave up a two-run single to Bradley and traded an out for run on fielder's choice in the third. Wang walked Bradley with the bases loaded in the fifth to tie the score, 4-4.

Wang was hurt by Jeter's fielding error that killed a chance for an inning-ending double play and fueled a three-run frame in the fourth that reduced the Yankees' lead to 4-3.

Please note that the first mention of the word "Jeter" came in paragraph TEN.

Not to be outdone, the Daily News has also decided the blame lays squarely on the shoulders of the AL ROY runner up.

posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 6:44 AM   3 comments


At 4/06/2006 8:33 AM, Blogger Pinstripe_Mike said...

I agree...however let me add 2 things. #1. Wang clearly was a different pitcher after the Jeter error than he was before the error which is a concern. #2. Jaret Wright, period.

At 4/07/2006 6:52 PM, Blogger lupe_velez said...

i love june

june: if it had been oh i don't know arod,
june: people just like to crow
me: if it had been arod
june: the post tomorrow would say A FLOP
june: even if the yankees win 146973436-3 thanks to 296353 arod grand slams
me: it would have been he goes around having unprotected sex with underage girls and funds al quaeda and kicks puppies
june: underage boys, you mean
me: true, true
june: yaaayand EATS puppies you meant
june: with a side of baby seal
june: to erase any bad feelings!

At 4/07/2006 9:08 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

that was awesome

<3 the both of youse


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