Saturday, July 30, 2011

Message for Minnesota.

Hey Twins. You are in the weakest division in the American League. The Pirates are in the weakest division in the National League. Why am I comparing the Twins and Pirates? Because they need some interaction. The Pirates are in a close second to the Brewers. But the Twins are in fourth, six games behind the Tigers. The other day I heard the Twins were considering trading Jason Kubel to the Pirates. A word of advice to the Twins: DO IT! The Pirates have a rich farm system to give but lack a good major league right fielder. And the Pirates are in a division race. The Twins may be only six games back, but we all know they are out of it. It’s a good time to prep for the future Minnesota. After all, it does look like Joe Mauer’s breaking down. So do it. Captain Kubel could be great for the Pirates.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Marlins in Miami?

The other day I heard Michael Kay the Yankee announcer say that next year the Florida Marlins will be getting a new ballpark in Miami and moving there. This means they will become the Miami Marlins. First of all, the Miami Marlins is an extremely dorky name. Second, that would mean they’d have to change their logo. The problem is, their current logo is probably the coolest one in the National League.

How many other hats have fish swirling around the letters? So if they become the Miami Marlins, what will their new logo be?

That. Don’t get me wrong, that is an equally neat logo. But does that mean in ten years the current Marlins logo will be worn on a hat with a “throwback uniform?” That new logo could be used now for the M standing for Marlins instead of Florida! The Marlins organization should really start thinking about the distant future and it’s throwback uniforms. But this is my question: will they change their current uniforms for next year? That should be interesting to see.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Congrats Derek

Yesterday was a wonderful day in Yankee world. For those of you who don’t know, Derek Jeter went 5 for 5 yesterday, almost hit for the cycle, and got his 3,000th hit in his second at bat. I saw that at bat, along with his at bat in the first inning, but didn’t watch the whole game because we were having a pool party with the family.

I was there in Yankee Stadium with my family the day Derek hit his 2,994th hit and hurt his calf. I was also at his second rehab start in Trenton where he played six rainy innings. And after all that, it sure felt good to finally see that 3,000th hit on my television. It was wonderful when he passed Lou Gehrig as the all-time Yankee hit leader last year, but that just couldn’t compare to his 3,000th hit, in home run fashion. I sure hope my hero beats the odds and passes Pete Rose for the all time hit leader, but until then, keep being good old Derek Jeter.