ms. gerbil is extraordinarily pleased that the Tigers took game one, especially considering that the Pistons got swept by the juggernaut that is LeBron, but then again, the Wings swept, so Motor City is alive and well in gerbils’ house. To be perfectly honest, our eyes tonight will be mostly on junior gerbil as well as hoping the Blazers take game five at the Rose Garden, while flipping over to Yankees/les Tigres.
In the mean time, I got a kick out of the ESPN gamer preview:
Mired in a four-game losing streak
— You aren’t in anything of concern for four regular season games, except maybe shut out.
the New York Yankees will turn to a pitcher who failed to make much of an impression with them in 2008 when he started the season in the rotation
— Lie. He made an impression: horrible.
the Detroit Tigers, who have won three straight.
— Yeah, but call it two as the last one was only against the Yankees, so it doesn’t count.
New York (9-10) will replace Chien-Ming Wang, who has a 34.50 ERA this year and is on the 15-day disabled list, with Hughes.
— Why print “34.5 ERA?” Who knows WTF that actually means? Why not just say “who has sucked horribly and has been assigned a fake injury to protect him from further ridicule?” “Will replace” — doesn’t work — “, with Hughes” — awfully late comma doesn’t work. So broken.
There is one thing that I saw in the preview that gave me pause: “Jeter’s at-bat in the first inning Monday gave him 8,103 for his career, surpassing Mickey Mantle’s franchise record.” That makes me reflect a bit. Lineups follow, comment away.