Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stand By Your Man UPDATED

After an unsuccessful attempt to attend yesterday's game, I am Bronx-bound this evening, with my friend/partner in crime, Ashley, to attend the 8 pm game. Tickets on Stub Hub were reasonable, for a v. B*ston series, and I'm wondering if it is more about the late start on a Sunday or the fact that A.J. is pitching.

Many of the fans I talk to, either friends or Tweeps or both, have little faith in A.J before every start. His record is even at 9-9, with a loss from his last start when the Blue Jays were in the Bronx. But before that, he got a win in Cleveland following the win-at-home, that I was present for, on July 23.

New York Yankees starting pitcher A.J. Burnett throws a pitch in the third inning against the Toronto Blue Jays at Yankee Stadium in New York City on August 2, 2010.  UPI/John Angelillo Photo via Newscom

To say he is unpredictable may over-simplify the situation, especially knowing his penchant for violence against inanimate objects, but if he wins tonight, I might just appoint myself his "Bronx Good Luck Charm," and need to attend every A.J. start through October.

UPDATE - A.J. has been pulled from tonight's game with back spasms. I swear, I'm not responsible for them. Moseley is starting tonight and Hughes is starting tomorrow. So A.J., if you're reading this and get bored watching the game from the dugout, Ash and I will be in 330 and ready to party.

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