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Archive for April 17th, 2011

vs. Alexi Ogando PA BA OBP SLG HR RBI
Derek Jeter SS 3 0.500 0.667 0.500 0 0
Curtis Granderson CF 2 0.500 0.500 2.000 1 1
Mark Teixeira 1B 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
Robinson Cano 2B 2 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
Nick Swisher RF 3 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
Eric Chavez 3B 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
Jorge Posada DH 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
Russel Martin C 0 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
Brett Gardner LF 1 0.000 0.000 0.000 0 0
Total 13 0.167 0.231 0.417 1 1
             
vs. C.C. Sabathia PA BA OBP SLG HR RBI
Ian Kinsler 2B 15 0.308 0.400 0.769 2 4
Elvis Andrus SS 8 0.429 0.500 0.429 0 0
Michael Young DH 46 0.341 0.348 0.455 0 7
Adrian Beltre 3B 24 0.136 0.167 0.227 0 1
Nelson Cruz RF 9 0.222 0.222 0.333 0 0
Mike Napoli 1B 16 0.308 0.438 0.615 1 2
David Murphy LF 7 0.286 0.286 0.286 0 0
Yorvitt Torrealba C 3 0.333 0.333 0.667 0 2
Julio Borbon CF 3 0.000 0.333 0.000 0 0
Total 131 0.283 0.338 0.442 3 16

 

Yankees vs. Rangers    
Season: 2011 Season: 2010 Season: 2009 All-Time
TIED: 1-1 TIED: 4-4 NYY: 5-4 NYY: 358-249
       
  Last 10 Home vs. RHP
Yankees 6-4 7-3 6-3
  Last 10 Away vs. LHP
Rangers 6-4 4-4 2-1

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When Randy Johnson was a mean, scowling left handed monster on a big league mound, I never imagined him becoming a Madison Avenue darling after his retirement. However, that’s exactly what seems to have occurred.

Since calling it quits, Randy Johnson has figured prominently in two national ad campaigns. His appearance in a commercial for GEICO plays on his surly reputation, but his role in the Just For Men campaign is much more ironic. After all, one doesn’t think of the Big Unit as an advocate for a vanity product, but sure enough, there he is, pitching hair dye alongside fellow legends Emmitt Smith and Walt Frazier. Who says “there’s no play for Mr. Gray”?

I probably shouldn’t be surprised by Johnson’s popularity as a pitch man. A search of youtube reveals several amusing commercials that were run during the Big Unit’s storied career, including hysterical ads for Nike and Right Guard (embedded after the jump). However, the fact that he has maintained his visibility into retirement is still a little bit surprising. Once best know for shoving cameras to the floor, I guess Johnson has finally found a comfort level in front of them. One can only image what product the 6’10” left hander will wind up pitching next? (more…)

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