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Sunday, August 1, 2010

Why A-Rod will hit No. 600 today

I'm calling it now -- Alex Rodriguez will hit his 600th career home run this afternoon. How can I be so sure of this? It's because I will miss watching his at-bats for the first time since he hit #599. I will be at the Mets game today with Squawker Jon, watching Met (or is that Yankee?) icons Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry get inducted into the Mets Hall of Fame. So, it seems to me that A-Rod will hit No. 600 today, and not only will I miss seeing it live, but I'll have to hear Mets fans boo when the home run is announced on the scoreboard! Good grief.

Anyhow, the big news in Yankeeland -- besides the huge Rays/Yankee series, that is (Robby Cano, doncha know!) -- are the newest Yankees. Lance Berkman, Austin Kearns, and Kerry Wood, come on down! You're the next contestants on "The Price Is Right"!

I think Berkman is a decent pickup. As DH, he'll be taking the place Nick Johnson was supposed to do. Johnson was one of Brian Cashman's biggest follies as GM; how Cash thought Johnson would stay healthy is a question for the ages! (Not to mention not re-signing Johnny Damon. I'm still peeved about that!)

But anyhow, I also really like Berkman's personality -- he seems like a well-spoken, funny guy, so he should fit in well in New York. And Squawker Jon and I have decided he looks like country singer Vince Gill. Just sayin'.

I guess Austin Kearns should be okay, but I'm not all that excited over him. As for Kerry Wood, I have some concerns about his injury history. But as long as he can stay healthy, he has to be better than Chan Ho Park, who got DFAed yesterday.

Anyhow, I'll tape today's Yankee game. And I fully expect to come home and watch A-Rod's 600th career homer. You heard it here first.

What do you think? Tell us about it!

10 comments:

nutballgazette said...

Reports say he is not playing today

john said...

Berkman looks like Nick Johnson!

The Omnipotent Q said...

Boy, that was some shot A-Rod hit today. Sorry to see you missed it...

Lisa Swan said...

A-Rod must have begged out of the lineup when he heard I wouldn't be watching live! ;)

Matt on Earth said...

You wanted them to resign Johnny this year? Why? Also, is that contingent on him getting paid fairly or at his Yankee price?

Lisa Swan said...

Matt,

I'd appreciate it if you would ask me questions in a polite way, and not as the Grand Inquisitor. Thanks!

Uncle Mike said...

I predicted in my blog that A-Rod would hit Number 600 on Friday night. Lisa, at the rate all three of us (you, me and Alex) are going, maybe we should put a sock in it, and maybe a stirrup, too. Maybe then he'd actually hit the damn thing!

Lisa Swan said...

Uncle Mike, no more predictions for me on No. 600! But I do have a wish - that he'd get it over with, and soon!

nutballgazette said...

I think they wrote a song about when he will get #600

In The Year 2525--If man is still alive.

Matt on Earth said...

I'd appreciate some run support for Javy...alas...we can't always get what we want.

The good news (according to Sir Mick), is sometimes you get what you need.