The Man Who Wasn’t There

Joe Torre hasn’t exactly started the season with his thinking cap on. Three of the Yanks’ four games so far have been relatively close in the late innings. I believe we’ve seen Ron Villone a bunch of times, same with Tanyon, Myers, Farnsworth, and, most inexplicably, Proctor. You notice any name missing from that list? I guess the point of having a living legend on your roster is to admire him as a museum piece. But I’m sure Mariano is still willing to help his team out, even if that means pitching in games in which the Yankees are tied or losing. Come on, Joe, get him in there!

2 comments… add one
  • Yes. As Cliff Corcoran ably pointed out on Bronx Banter, letting the Proctologist blow the game Tuesday night was pretty much unconscionable. Egads.
    Are we ready to put a clock on the Bernie DH experiment?

    YF April 8, 2006, 2:16 pm
  • There is also an interesting article on Baseball Prospectus about the non-usage of Rivera specifically, and the miss-use of the ‘closer’ in general.
    Link(subscription required):
    http://www.baseballprospectus.com/article.php?articleid=4948

    Vic April 8, 2006, 7:02 pm

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