Monday, March 10, 2008

Joba Okay...Yankees Sign Billy Crystal

First the serious stuff: Joba started today's spring training game against the Reds, and wasn't good, wasn't bad. He was supposed to go three or four innings, but left after two and a third because of a high pitch count. He threw 49 pitches/32 strikes, allowing two hits and striking out one. He also picked off Jay Bruce.

On a less serious note, the Yankees have signed Billy Crystal to a one-day contract. He is thought of as one of the best baseball players in Hollywood, and is most likely better than Kei Igawa, and is more durable than Carl Pavano. He will wear number 60, for his age, and will play against the Pirates on thursday. Says Crystal:
“I’ve been waiting 50 years for this call,” Crystal exclaimed. “I’m overwhelmed by the generosity of the Yankees and Commissioner Selig. I know this’ll be tougher than the Broadway Softball League, but I’m looking forward to helping the younger players…which, by the way, is all of them. Oops, I have to go, Scott Boras is on the phone.” (From Pete Abe)
IPK and Mo will pitch later, so I may update on what they do. Billy Traber is in right now.