Tyler Kepner’s Sunday piece on C.C. Sabathia has an interesting quote from Jorge Posada, who says that due to C.C.’s rapid delivery, “I got plenty of time to throw a guy out.”
This makes Yankee fans happy.
The rest of this filler-piece delves into the touchy-feely realm of leadership, camaraderie, and clubhouse “chemistry.” Normally, gerbil glides over this sort of fluff, but rah-rah is better than reading tawdry tripe telling of nice Johns. Better yet, Kepner does something special in this article by giving us the gift of a word game:
Mike Mussina was cerebral and introverted, Kevin Brown was edgy and antisocial, Randy Johnson was suspicious and insecure.
This also makes Yankee fans happy, because now we have something to do while waiting for baseball to start. Let your free association fly, and play by the rules Kepner unwittingly penned.
Here are a few starters:
Joe Torre was stoic and sleepy.
Carl Pavano was Edsel and Corvair.
David Wells was round and sticky.
Curt Schilling was sock and bloody.
Karim Garcia was angry and who?
Kevin Youkilis was furry and furrier.
Shelley Duncan was Gomer and Pyle.
Dustin Pedroia was shorter and shortiest.