Someone asked me how my blog and newspaper column came to be titled "Bleachers Brew". It's like this, it's an amalgam of sorts of two things: The bleachers area in the stadium/arena where I used to sit when I would watch baseball, football, and basketball games and Miles Davis' great jazz album Bitches Brew. That's how it got culled together. I originally planned on calling it "The View from the Big Chair" that is a nod to Tears For Fear's second album, Songs from the Big Chair. So there.

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Bobby KOs the Southside

With Alex Rodriguez out of the line-up, opposing pitchers go harder at the Yankees. That's one less dangerous bat to worry about. While this New York team may not be known yet for championship greatness, they are however an offensive juggernaut capable of lighting up the scoreboard with hits and runs. Last year, they scored almost a thousand runs. Not many teams can do that.

So pitching has been their bane since 2003. Except for a guy named Chien-Ming Wang (4-0 for the year) who has been the clear ace of the staff three years running. He tied Ron Guidry for the fastest to reach 50-wins by notching it in his 82nd start.

No A-Rod, but there's still Bobby Abreu who's been good for this team since coming over from the Philadelphia Phillies three years ago. He's better suited than Gary Sheffield ever was. And there's Johnny Damon as well. And the Giambino.

Bobby hit a grand slam -- the seventh of his career to propel the now 11-10 Yanks to a win -- in the seventh inning on Octavio Dotel.

The three of them hit a homer each for their third round-tripper of the year. Three for three and a 9-5 win over the Chicago White Sox.

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