Friday, May 22, 2009

Game 1: Yankees vs Phillies Preview


Phillies at New Yankee Stadium on a mission to cool hot Yankees

The Phillies are the defending World Champions of Baseball, and they will defend their crown this weekend in New York over the Memorial Day weekend. Not only did I spend a few minutes making the fancy banner you see above, I did some research as well on this weekend of baseball between the Yankees and the Fightin Phils.

Every team who play the Phillies want to beat them. They all want a piece of the ‘World Champs’. The Yankees will be no exception. The Phillies need to go out and take it to this team that is being fielded by the Steinbrenner Group and take them to baseball school. You don’t have to spend hundreds of millions of dollars to field a baseball team and expect them to win it all.

The Phillies weekend pitching rotation looks like this:

Fri, May 22
7:05 pm EDT
B. Myers vs. A. Burnett

Sat, May 23
4:10 pm EDT
J. Happ vs. A. Pettitte

Sun, May 24
1:05 pm EDT
C. Hamels vs. C. Sabathia

The marquee matchup is Sunday obviously but look for a great holiday weekend of baseball from this series from the Phillies. They just beat up on Cincinnati and now they look to go to the Bronx and take on the 24-17 Yankees, a team that has been red hot and is bringing a 9 game winning streak with them home.

Have a great Holiday Weekend, enjoy Memorial Day and remember it’s true purpose. Play ball! Phillies and the New York Yankees it just doesn’t get any better than this.

Yankee Leaders and overpaid salaries through 5/21:

Batting Average: Melky Cabrera... .316

Home Runs: Mark Teixeira... 11

RBI's: Mark Teixeira ... 32

ARod's Salary this year alone: $33 million - a complete waste of money

Current Yankee Win Streak ... 9 games

Yankees Team ERA: .... 5.15 11th in the AL

Salary this year for A.J. Burnett: .... $16.5 million - in '06 his salary with $2.2 million with Toronto - another example of how the Yankees overpay for everyone. AJ's record 2-1 with 5.02 era

Salary for Derek Jeter in '09: $21.6 Million - a full $10 million+ less than ARod

The combined salaries this year of Jeter, Rodriguez, Teixeira, and Burnett in tonight's game:

$91.7 million dollars and this is only 4 players! The Yankees have ruined the game

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