Yesterday was my first day on a new team - West - defending Big Apple Champions.
We spilt a double header against the Pipefitters.
It's a long season there will be other days.
Of note, in game two we fell behind by 6 runs and manager John Sheppard brought in his gold glove shortstop Hector Hernandez to pitch to the last two innings.
Hector represented himself well by allowing only 1 unearned run in his two frames and requested that I write a Top Ten on why he should have started game two.
Top Ten Reasons Hector should have started game two against the Pipefitters.
10. He ain't Joba Chamberlain. He isn't on a pitch count. No need to baby him.
9. If we let him pitch more maybe he will show up more.
Instead of looking to show up just enough to qualify for the playoffs.
8. He throws strikes. Against a disciplined scrappy pipefitters offense that helps.
7. Hector will be the grand Marshall of the Puerto Rican day parade in June and needed a tune up start before the parade. He wants to lead the parade and start on the same day. Hick style
6. Dio Jackson was in the stands and was scouting him.
5. This corny ass blog would never have been written
4. No hay nadie ma
3. He's our best shortstop. It makes total sense to weaken our defense - not!!!!!!!!
2. He had a pulse and we were missing our #1 and #2 starters - Murphy and Myers
and the Number One Hector should have started game two against the pipefitters.
1. He's a legal modified pitcher. Oh my bad, that's not a big apple requirement anymore.