We're going to (maybe) be spared from overreactions from all NY baseball fans today. NYY fans playing the role of Chicken Little and NYM fans playing the role of whatever too happy is, too early in the season. Since Mike is coming on after the NYM, it gives the NYY's a chance to win this afternoon and quiet the brewing storm. Same goes for the NYM fans. If the Mets don't complete the sweep, DMurph may not be HOF caliber and the NYM might be concerned with their shoddy avg with RISP. Either way, plenty to talk about, including Mike maybe re-opening negotiations with Arroyo if he can silence the NYM offense.
Now, onto Joba: I don't know much about this story except some blurbs I've read on the internets. To me, this is much ado about nothing. NY fans care that he "dissed" our driving? That he called Yogi short? This is arrogant and disrespectful? Please. On the way home last night I had to listen to more than one caller to Mike'D Up talk about Joba's "privilege", his lack of respect for the game and how he's another athlete that is too rich, too young. Bullsh*t! I hate when people pull this card. He owes nothing to anyone but himself and his family. He got to where he is on his own steam and merits. I assume he worked hard to get there. His hard work turned into a MLB baseball career. There, his services are valuable and he's paid accordingly. He's paid his market worth.
As far as the DUI goes, well, he's lucky that's all it was. No one was injured and he'll hopefully learn a lesson. My only question: Who the heck drinks Crown Royal?
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