LADY AT THE BAT: The Dirty Half Dozen

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

The Dirty Half Dozen

In the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, 12 criminally convicted American soldiers go on what is thought of as a suicide mission to save the free world from the Nazis. Last night the Yankees appeared to be on a suicide mission of their own, trying their best to save their "world" from the Nazis (the Red Sox), but coming up short.

The Dirty Dozen were named as such because of their refusal to bathe or shave until they received hot water. The Yankees have all the hot water they need in their luxurious new Stadium. So, it's not the people who are dirty these days in Yankees Universe. It's the deeds. Ladies and Gentlemen, The Dirty Half Dozen:

1. During last night's long rain delay, Stadium personnel told scores of fans that the game was rained out. Soon after those fans departed, they found out the game was, indeed, going to be played. However, fans who'd left were not allowed back in, citing the Stadiums No Re-entry Policy.

2. Phil Hughes was unable to build on his good start against the Detroit Tigers: 4 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 3 ER, 4 BB, 2 SO, 1 HR allowed.

3. Jorge Posada injured his hamstring in the game. A potentially devastating development for the 2009 season. The Yankees faltered without his bat in the lineup last year.

4. The Red Sox are not 4-0 against the Yankees this season. But, this will be cleaned up eventually.

5. Mark Teixeira went 2-5 with 2 HRs. Yes, until he shows he has really broken out of his slump, this is dirty.

6. Selena Roberts' A-Rod book came out yesterday. Period.



Libby said...

I had tickets to this game, but because my brother is not a fan of rainy games, the tickets are sitting in my bedroom at home right now. It was awful to watch and see almost no fans because of both the rain and the personnel telling fans the wrong thing.

Hopefully things will go better tonight--or else we will have a "second half of dirty dozen" list for tonight.

Bernadette Pasley said...

Hopefully I won't have to write that post!