Thursday, July 14, 2005

Couldn't Happen to a Better Bunch of Guys

For those who haven't heard the news, Yankee starter Chien-Ming Wang has been put on the 15-day DL and will miss tomorrow night's start. WFAN's Michael Kay however is reporting a rumor that Wang's shoulder is shot and he is lost for the season. If that turns out to be true, and say what you will about Michael Kay, but he does have plenty of Yankee connections, it will be a BIG loss for New York. Anyone who has watched the Yankees with any regularity this season understands that Wang has been easily their best starter, and in fact their second best pitcher behind Rivera. His performance has certainly been a surprise, but one of the few that has kept New York above water in the east. His particularly damaging when you look at his substitutes (Take a ride on the Tim Redding Rail Road - one stop: crappy town), and realize that the Yanks have also just lost their best trade chip. All in all, it's a fairly delicious development for Red Sox fans, and just made this weekend a whole lot more exciting.