“If they want me to fold towels, I’ll fold towels. I don’t really care. Whatever they see fit, I want to help this team win in any role that I’m in.”
— Joba Chamberlain, wisely anticipating that he won’t be in the playoff rotation following yet another lackluster performance.
Chamberlain is 0-4 with 8.42 ERA in his last eight starts. The Yankees, of course, will get to choose the ALDS schedule which will allow them to go with only three starters, so this is probably not too big a deal unless and until they make the ALCS. If that happens I suppose fourth starts will be committee outings.
I don’t really care who wins the ALCS, but part of me wants to see it go seven games now. Why? Because if the Astros win tonight and force a Game 7, the series will be visited by a Rolex-wearin,’ kiss-stealin,’ wheelin-dealin,’ limousine ridin,’ jet flyin,’ son of a gun, jack! From the Chronicle:
The Astros-Yankees American League Championship Series gets to a Game 7, the Astros will have pro wrestling superstar Ric Flair call out “Play Ball!” before the game in a video message. Astros right fielder Josh Reddick is a huge wrestling fan and uses Flair’s entrance music every time he steps to the plate at Minute Maid Park. Fans also have adopted the wrestler’s “Woo!” yell throughout the season.
That’s pretty cool. It’d be even cooler if it ended with a Dusty Finish.