I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I should be doing with this site… lately it’s been a pure music/radio site that was a forum for my thoughts on music. Before that it was a political forum for lefties who had grown to despise the Bush agenda and everything it stands for. Before that it was a literary magazine, a publishing company, a record label, a dog grooming site, and a Chinese restaurant… ok, maybe not all that, but you get the point.
Then yesterday I read this item on serendipity over at Steven Johnson’s blog and suddenly my mission was clear… stop trying to be something and just write about what I am thinking about… write about my own peculiar tastes and don’t worry about presenting a cohesive theme. Simple. Brilliant.
Hideki Matsui… that’s what’s on my mind today. In case you don’t know, the Yankees’ left fielder is probably out for the season with a fractured wrist, ending his consecutive game streak at 1768 games. His injury leaves a hole in the Yanks lineup that has a lot of folks worried, but for some reason I’m not one of them. Logic dictates that as a Yankee fan I should be panicking and calling for trades, but I feel kind of hopeful really. Things happen for a reason. The reason here? Melky Cabrera.
Melky has been hitting the shit out of the ball in AAA all year so far and he was just called up to handle right field for the Yanks while Gary Sheffield is on the 15 day DL… also for a wrist. With Matsui going down this could be the kid’s time. I say put him in left immediately, give him the spot to lose and see what happens. I have a good feeling about it and we can all check this post in three months to see how prescient I am.
So that’s it… baseball in bluepear.