Thursday, December 18, 2008

Welcoming wagon is out

Going on live at the moment; CC and A.J. donning their pinstripes for the first time at the Stadium. Right now I'm finishing a paper but I'm keeping one eye on the screen.

Update: 1:06 p.m. - CC looks pretty excited to be at the Stadium. Not necessarily what I expected. A.J. looks about right: serious like he wants his money and he wants to get out of there quick.

Update: 1:10 p.m. - The pinstripes can only do so much for CC. He is one huge individual. Nonetheless they both look pretty good in their Yankee digs. Bad omen for Burnett though, he's wearing one of Jaret Wright's old numbers 34. Well at least that was the year Wright didn't get hurt too much.

Update: 1:20 p.m. - CC sounded cool and confident behind the mic. I think that's a good sign for him. The real test will be what he does when he gets bounced out of a game after two innings. He does seem to have a personality to deal with the adversity though.

Update: 1:24 p.m. - A.J. is all done now too. Burnett said that the reason he missed a lot of time was he didn't know his body well at a young age and now he does. He even said that he would take the ball on three days rest if necessary. Well I'm sure every Yankees fan will say the same thing: just try to take the ball every fifth day A.J.


Joey said...

As a red sox fan I couldn't be happier. You sunk $161 million on a fat guy who can't beat the red sox. and another $84 million on a guy who only pitches in a contract year. Now if they could just trade for Dontrelle Willis and his ridiculous contract I would bet they might be able to finish in
3rd place again. Brian Cashman you are a disgrace to Catholic University Alumni everywhere.

Peter said...

Easy there big guy. I wouldn't be that over-confident. While I temper my enthusiam for these two guys, (as a fan I have faith in them first and when A.J. hits the DL for the first time I will reevaluate my stance) you should be careful of how quickly you write them off. On second thought do what you like and we'll see you on the diamond (hopefully in A.J.'s case but they do play the Sox in April so there is a good chance you'll see him once).

Dennis said...

The biggest problem is that Sabathia is traditionally a slow starter. SO at the end of April he will be 1-3 with 7.22 ERA and already getting booed at Yankee stadium. He's never been booed by a home crowd in his life, so it will be interesting to see how he reacts.