Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Only The Yankees...
NYTimes.com - The Boston Red Sox placed Josh Beckett on the disabled list Wednesday, a move that appears to undermine any hopes the Yankees held of succeeding with their protest.
Manager Joe Girardi was upset Tuesday night that Red Sox reliever Manny Delcarmen received unlimited time to warm up during the fifth inning of the Yankees’ 7-6 loss after Beckett was pulled because of what Boston later announced as tightness in his lower back.
The Yankees claimed that the Red Sox did not tell the umpiring crew about the injury to Beckett, who missed his last start with back spasms, before making the pitching change. The Yankees filed their protest Wednesday, and M.L.B. has five business days to review the situation and render a decision, which would come from Bob DuPuy, baseball’s president and chief operating officer.
If the protest is upheld, the game will revert to the fifth inning with the Yankees leading, 5-0.
Since 2005, there have been five formal protests, with Girardi filing the most recent one, last June 21 in Florida. It was overruled.
You have absolutely got to be kidding me. They can't handle losing to the Sox for a game, so they go and cry to Selig about it. Get over yourself, Girardi. I'm sorry you're a little girl and don't like to wait out in the rain, but if the 30,000 Yankee fans at the game didn't protest, then why the hell would you? Beckett got hurt, crucify him. Just relax.
Yankees suck. Go Sox.