seeing is believing
Finally got my butt to a game this year that I could sit back in the stands with a hat on, have a cold one and a hot dog and study some players. Here are some thoughts.
Kevin Brown: Nothing that Mel Stottlemyre doesnt know but Brown is leaving his stuff way up. What helps is that Oakland can’t hit right now and while he was finally good in the first inning he loaded the bases with no outs in the second and escaped because lets face it a lineup that cant score isnt getting a darn thing from their 7-9 hitters. Brown overall though was inpressive in 7 SO IP but he needs to carry it over to deserve fantasy status again.
Rich Harden: Wow, he was dealing and ran into some bad luck but he is getting close to stud status and consistently hit from 94-97 then would throw some breaking stuff that is filthy. A-Rod took him for a ride but it’s A-Rod who no matter how much you dislike him is an incredible player.
Eric Chavez: Here is what worries me now about Chavez now that I’ve seen him in person, he shouldn’t look this bad against a right hander, he is flailing and seems to have lost his confidence. If he was confident right now he would’nt have asked Macha if he should bump him down in the lineup.
In the near future Yankee Stadium will be gone and a new state of the art place will be up. I’ll miss that place you always remember where you fell in love with the game and it was at a Yankee A’s game many years ago where Ken Phelps hit a pinch hit walk off 3run HR off Eck that I remember thinking I could be around this forever.
p.s dont eat a hot dog and a cinnabon pretzel within 30 minutes of each other I was moaning the whole ride home like a kid at midnight on halloween.