Anger… is not a great thing. Obviously I need to take a few anger management classes… Have you ever blogged about something then came back the next day and felt terrible for writing the anger – filled blog? Well, I have. I must say I was mad at Carl Pavano yesterday and my emotions may have got the worst of me. Sometimes I forget that it’s “just a game.” Baseball means a lot to me, especially Yankees baseball. I still feel that Carl Pavano should have worked his problems out man-to-man with Mr. Torre, but I shouldn’t have attacked him like I did. Everyone knows I adore Mr. Torre… I think I was trying to take up for him without really thinking things through. I assume Carl is a nice dude who just had a hard few years with the Yankees. I don’t wish any harm or bad things on Carl.
FINAL WHISPER: Carl, I hope you will accept my apology, but if you don’t I understand. Good luck in Cleveland and try to pitch to guys so they can hit the ball to CF. Grady Sizemore needs to be on television more often.
Baseball Nerdish as Always,
Oh boy… I usually don’t like to say mean things about Yankees/Former-Yankees, but I could not let this slide. Carl Pavano is now a Cleveland Indian. I don’t hate the Cleveland Indians or their gnats, in fact… Cleveland is the home of one of my favorite players as you all know. I feel bad for Mark Shapiro, Eric Wedge, Victor Martinez, and all the other Indians. Why would the Indians willingly bring this guy into their clubhouse? They must be insane! Recently, Pavano realized he was no longer a Yankee and therefore could talk crap because he doesn’t have to deal with the ramifications on a daily basis. Sorry to inform you Carl, but the Yankees and Indians meet up quite a few times this year and you will get the royal jerk treatment in Yankee Stadium (as you deserve).
Carl told reporters of his Yankees experience: “When you’re down, you expect your organization to pick you up, not kick you when you’re down. I’ve had to pick myself up quite a few times in the last four years.”
I have several responses to this…
1. You are not the only player who has ever been told they have to work their way back into the rotation. Do you see Phil Hughes or Ian Kennedy acting foolishly like you? NOPE! Get over yourself… you’re not Derek Jeter for crying out loud… you’re not even a Shelley Duncan as far as I’m concerned! At least Shelley contributes to the team when he’s up in some fashion be it long bombs or crazy-hard high fives all you do, Carl, is sit on your butt and collect $.
2. Don’t be a jerk. If you had a problem Carl, you should have done the civilized thing like Kyle Farnsworth and stated your feelings and point-of-view while you were with the team so you and Mr. Torre could work things out. Obviously, Kyle should have spoken with Mr. Torre in private rather than to the media, but still… Torre new how he felt. You can’t keep your feelings bottled up man!
3. Don’t hate on the Yankees just because you didn’t become the savior of the Yankees rotation like you wished. It’s not their fault you sucked once you got to NY.
4. Don’t get hurt packing your bags for Cleveland… oh and I hope a gnat doesn’t fly up your nose and choke you sending you to the 60-day DL this year…
So long sucker… Best Wishes.
Baseball Nerdish As Always