I’m Going to Watch Baseball All Night

2008 June 3
by CajoleJuice

The Yankee game, then the Met game. Joba, then Pedro. These are two big starts — not as big as some might think — but they could set the tone until each pitcher’s next start.

A bad start from Joba will have Yankee fans calling into WFAN for the rest of the week talking about how dumb a decision it was to move Joba out of his 8th inning slot. Hell, whenever Farnsworth blows an 8th inning, there’s going to be outcry as well. It’s going to be unbearable. And if he does well, then Hank Steinbrenner will say what a genius he is. Whoever wins, we lose.

A bad start from Pedro won’t create as big a spectacle, but it definitely wouldn’t help. Especially coming off another godawful start by Oliver Perez, a.k.a. the most frustrating and infuriating pitcher I have ever seen. Five or six decent innings out of Pedro is all I’m asking for. Three or four runs. That’s not even decent, but he’s coming off an injury, and it should be better than whatever Barry Zito manages. The Mets better light his hippie ass up.

So excuse me while I sit my sick self on the couch for the next 6 hours or so.

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  • http://teamslinger.wordpress.com Slinger

    Too bad for Joba, I agree though, that was not a good call to move him. I see Pedro got a win. I am a Braves fan, and they just said John Smoltz is having season ending surgery – that sucks.

  • http://thesomewhatmanlynerd.wordpress.com/ CajoleJuice

    Of course, that’s good news for me, but at the same time, I want to see all the teams at full strength. Pedro looked pretty good, and actually threw a lot of pitches — unlike Joba, who is babied like a Little Leaguer. The dude is a fuckin beast, let him pitch.