With Johnny Damon’s futility snuffing out a Yankee rally tonight, one (like me, for instance) cannot help but wonder if this highlighting of his 2007 season long impotence can finally result in his…
B) assignment to the DL, or at the very least,
C) drop in the order.
In fact, it’s amazing Arod has had so many RBI opportunities when the Yanks leadoff hitter has his average up to the .240s. Would Jeter-Abreu-Arod be such a bad top 3? At this point, Miguel Cairo looks like a more effective DH than Damon. Even if Damon’s speed, attitude, haircut, sang froid, blackmail pictures or whatever it is that is keeping his light, slap-hitting, cannot-turn-on-the-ball swing in the lineup, his rally-killing ways should have stopped long ago by burying him where he’s less obvious.
Right now, Giambi’s return can not come fast enough. And that may be the only time “Giambi” and “fast” are used in the same sentence.