(My very first entry, from 6:30pm on Saturday, July 30, 2005)
Forget all this Manny Ramirez trade talk…I don’t think it’ll happen. Okay, I don’t WANT it to happen and Jayson Stark says it isn’t happening (not that I give him all that much credit, but anyway…) so that’s good enough for me to ignore for now.
I’m still reeling from the site of Alan Embree in pinstripes.
This is Embree in his first appearance out of the Yankees bullpen.
Blech! Doesn’t begin to cover it.
And here are some quotes from our old pal Al:
Regarding David Ortiz:
"I’m left-handed, so I’m supposed to face him and I’m supposed to get him out. "That’s how I’m going to approach it. I’m not going to change anything that I’ve done before. I’ve challenged guys. Usually, I bet on me."
Yeah, Al…you’re going to OWN Big Papi.
And how’s this beauty? In regard to the World Series ring:
"It’s a beautiful ring, but that was last year. I’m trying to get one here now. There would really be nothing more satisfying than to get one here right now."
I was a big Embree supporter, even during his worst times this season…but I have to admit that I was absolutely thrilled when it looked like he was going to be the goat in today’s game.
Too bad the Angels just stink like cheese.
Good luck, Alan. Hope you don’t even make the playoffs.