Tagged: Austin Jackson

How To Beat The Red Sox? Bleach!

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No, I’m not implying that the Red Sox need a good cleaning. I’m simply celebrating the fact that our highly touted prospect, Austin Jackson, smacked a grand slam in the Yankees’ 7-1 victory tonight. It was great to see Ajax deliver after all the hype, and I have a feeling he won’t be toiling away in Trenton (or Scranton) for long.
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But if he makes it to the bigs as the Yankees’ center fielder of the future, what happens to Brett Gardner?
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 Brett tripled and scored, and his speed is drawing comparisons to one of these.

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AJ Burnett was very effective until the sixth, and Mo was his usual brilliant self. But what’s up with Marte?
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Whenever he comes into a game these days, I start to get the shakes – just like I used to with this guy.
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As for An-hell Berroa, he’s hitting as if it’s his 2003 Rookie of the Year season. Could the Yankees have hired someone from NASA to build a secret Way Back Machine?
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The win was nice, but the truth is I found what came after the game to be much more riveting: the MLB Network’s interview with Dwight Gooden.
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Doc looked great compared to the above mug shot in which he scarily resembled Ike Turner, and he seemed comfortable covering everything from his no-hitter as a Yankee on the day his father had open-heart surgery to his time in jail with the son he always hoped would play baseball with him. But did anyone else have trouble understanding him? I’ve never heard a person talk so fast, and there were a few minutes during the interview when I wondered if he was high. I hope not, obviously. What a pitcher he was.
On a lighter note, I was glad to have Jeter back. It’s been reported that he’s building a 30,000 square foot house on a private island off of Tampa. Since 30,000 square feet is large, even by a professional athlete’s standards, I’m wondering if he’s planning to take in boarders.
His family members, maybe?
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His new friends from Team USA and their family members?
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The Octomom and her family members?
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I guess I’ll have to wait and see.