There are few teams that we like to defend less than
the New York Yankees and few players on the Yankees that we despise more than Alex Rodriguez. Today's quote from Skip, however, requires some defense.
Skip Says: "Jason Giambi has been almost as hot as A-Rod has and Jason Giambi is a left handed batter who's coming up against a right handed pitcher...(Giambi) has, he hit a home run in this game."
Skip was trying to defend the Indians pitching to Mr. April with first base open and two outs in the bottom of the ninth. We're not sure whether the Indians should have pitched around Alex (although his 3 run blast to center suggests it might have been a good idea), but A-Rod is hitting .355 with 10 HRs in 14 games. For comparison's sake, Jason Giambi is hitting .255 with 4 HRs for the year. It was a tough call for the Indians and there's no guarantee that walking A-Rod gets them the win, but right now Giambi's about as close to A-Rod as we are to Giambi.
We hope this will be the first of many posts holding Skip accountable for his opinions, and hopefully A-Rod got it all out of his system before this weekend. Go Sox!