Friday, May 15, 2009

Eeeeey, Gino Castignoli...

...You're a friggin' Mush...

Remember Gino? Well, he is the jerkoff who buried David Ortiz's jersey in the New Stadium last April. 

How did that work out for you, guy? It did fetch $175,100 for the Jimmy Fund, but I'm pretty sure that's not what you had in mind. 

It's not to say that the New Stadium has been all cupcakes and ponies to this point, but after yesterday afternoon's performance it looks like Ortiz's jersey being buried in cement is quite the apt metaphor. In 12 innings against the Angels, he went 0-7 with 3 K's and left 12 men on base in a game they lost by one run. He's hitting .220/.333/.317 (67 OPS+) on the season and has fewer homers and a lower slugging percentage than Brett Gardner.

Sorry if I triple un-jinx him by writing this, but we might as well enjoy it while we can.  


  1. I wouldn't worry about it, we all know that you can't triple stamp a double stamp.

  2. Yesterday's quote of the day:

    ”I’m sorry, guys,” Oritz said. “I don’t feel like talking right now. Just put down, ‘Papi stinks.’ ”

  3. HR ledger thru 5/14/09:
    Gardner: 1
    Papi: 0

  4. Now only if the Yankees stop pitching outside to him...

  5. The guys over at "It Is High" have an interesting question:

    Can Pappi Beat DiMaggio's 56-game Streak?
    Posted by el duque at 11:51 AM

    As the days grow longer, pressure is growing on David Ortiz to stay homerless. He's now 20 games behind DiMaggio.