The ‘stache edition of ‘And Now It’s Gone’

Yanks roll over Angels after pitching falters
Looking at some possible waiver acquisitions

Besides the poorest excuse for a center fielder on a playoff-contending team, Jason Giambi earned the rare distinction as the only Yankee starter without a hit on Sunday. To that end, Jason Giambi opted to shave off the ‘stache. Long gone is the 1970s porno facial hair. This decision to shave couldn’t have come a moment to soon; since July 18, Giambi is hitting .216 with six extra-base hits. A hot streak any time soon would be most welcome.

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Yanks roll over Angels after pitching falters
Looking at some possible waiver acquisitions
  • steve (different one)

    don’t forget that A-Rod also didn’t have a hit. for A-Rod, whenever he makes an out, the official scorer has to go back and erase a hit he already had.

  • Manimal

    He needs rest, when your tired your arms drop(slightly) when you bat and that produces alot of pop-ups(you “just missed it”) He just needs some rest.

  • KW

    Gary Matthews Jr actually has a lower (albeit not by much) OPS than leche!.636 vs .638.

  • Serious Jujar

    I heard he shaved off his pubes and is awaiting approval from Hank to glue ‘em to his face.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Disgusting.

      Funny, but disgusting.

    • Gary

      wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww…now that comment hits below the belt….

  • http://www.immaculateinning.com mehmattski

    Besides the poorest excuse for a center fielder on a playoff-contending team…

    Slash stats and OPS+ for select CFs on playoff contenders:
    Melky Cabrera- .243/.297/.341 71
    Coco Crisp- .250/.305/.393 81
    Carlos Gomez- .255/.287/.350 73
    Eric Byrnes- .230/.295/.409 79
    Andruw Jones- .161/.260/.241 32
    Juan Pierre- .280/.324/.316 68
    Willy Taveras- .257/.309/.311 60

    Your premise does not have statistical support, my good sir.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Melky Cabrera- .243/.297/.341 71
      Coco Crisp- .250/.305/.393 81 Jake Pillsbury- .259/.323/.352 77
      Carlos Gomez- .255/.287/.350 73
      Eric Byrnes- .230/.295/.409 79
      Andruw Jones- .161/.260/.241 32
      Juan Pierre- .280/.324/.316 68
      Willy Taveras- .257/.309/.311 60

      Fixed it for ya.

      P.S.:
      Chris Young- .230/.295/.409 79

      • http://www.immaculateinning.com mehmattski

        Thanks… I was going based on who was listed as CF on baseball-reference, but that’s more up to date.

        Also, Gary Matthews is listed as DH, as he’s only played 14 games at CF. But his OPS+ of 70 is still appalling.

        • KW

          Ah, nice catch there! OPS of 70+, as a DH?!?!?! horrible!

  • Tim

    A moment of silence for the stache . . . just remember it has gone to the big Vegas in the sky where it can pound JD all day and all night.

    Moving on to our center field issue, I took a look at Christian’s stat line and the guy has got 8 hits in 27 ABs over 16 games. That is good for a BA of .296 and a respectable OBP of .367. Over those 16 games he has also stolen 5 bases. I know this is a very small sample size but I find those offensive stats combined with the fact that the guys seems to hold his own on defense very intriguing. When I compare his line to Melky’s .243 BA and woeful .297 OBP they start to look even more promising.

    So am I seeing a mirage or does Melky need to be getting a few days of rest to see what Christian can do with another 20 or so ABs?

    • Old Ranger

      No, you are not seeing a mirage at all. A few days ago I mentioned it on this blog, either call Brett up or play Justin (he is the better hitter) in CF for a while. Justine should get more then one or two games, maybe this road trip…use him no matter who pitches. Most right handers don’t have trouble hitting righty pitchers anyhow. 27/08?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Justin Christian should absolutely take over center field. I think he won’t throw the ball into the infield. He’d run it in quicker. Probably beat the runner to whatever base, even home.

  • Marsha

    What should everyone do with the promotional moustaches that passed out at a game last month? I especially liked Mike Mussina’s.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      I dunno… serve Dippin Dots ice cream out of ‘em?

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    To that end, Jason Giambi opted to shave off the ’stache asked his moustache for its permission to be removed whole from its temporary storage place on his lip. Long gone is the 1970s porno facial hair. The moustache has relocated to El Salvador, where it intends to lead popular uprisings to overthrow the morally bankrupt Antonio Saca administration.

    Fixed.

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