Polanco on fire, Fernando on ice, by Samara Pearlstein
Do you know what is HOT?
-Brandon Inge hitting again. Batting average creeping up! Next stop on the road to .320…. .250. You can do it, Brandon!
-Tigers getting triples in ballparks other than Comerica. Granderson is fast, and so is Guillen (when his knees aren’t broken), but still, those had to be finely hit balls to make triples. And indeed they were.
-Mike Maroth and his weeny fastball beating the mighty Johan Santana…. AGAIN.
-Placido Polanco, Placido Polanco’s bat, Placido Polanco’s at-bat music, and in fact everything about Placido Polanco right now.
-Gary Sheffield doing things that don’t involve me actively hating him and wanting him dead.
-The Racist Logos losing.
-Virgil Vasquez set to make his major league debut…. on a nationally televised game.
-Ernie Harwell coming back to make a special announcing guest appearance on May 24.
-Poking Jason Kubel in the eyeball like we all secretly want to because it was getting infuriating watching him make those catches. Poking Jason Kubel in the eyeball= hot.
Do you know what is NOT HOT?
-Jeremy Bonderman’s blister/cut on his finger/whatever he’s claiming it is today. There was a shot of him sitting on the bench today (on the Twins broadcast) between Nate and Verlander. He was PICKING AT HIS FINGER. Leave it ALONE, Bondo!
-Fernando Rodney making a throwing error.
-Fernando Rodney letting in runs and rattling his psycho head again.