A Paragraph With The Mariners – 71

By the by, yesterday was one of the Very Few Times that back-to-back pitchers have come into Yankee Stadium and thrown complete games. While that’s fine and everything, I think Felix was a little more impressive than even that yesterday. 0 runs, 2 hits, 3 walks, 11 strike outs. One might argue that as the season progresses and the days start heating up, Felix gets better and better. I might argue that this was one of the best hitting, most feared lineups we’ve faced this year – AND – it’s the storied Yankees – AND – it was in New York – AND – it was the day after Cliff Lee pitched – AND – everyone’s talking about Cliff Lee and only Cliff Lee because he’s about to be traded: ergo, Felix put on his game face, ate THREE bowls of Wheaties and just decided, “You know what? Fuck this, I’m gonna go out and shut ’em down and show ALL Y’ALL MOTHERFUCKERS out there who the Big Dick Alpha Dog REALLY is.” Or, as I’ve mentioned before: give Felix a vested interest, and he won’t cease to amaze all of us. Ideally, that vested interest would be a Pennant Race, but beggars can’t be choosers. He had a vested interest last night, and he took it out on the Yankees. At this rate, just imagine how filthy he’ll be in August.

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