The guy only threw like 10 pitches.Though maybe that's the point. Let's say that Joba can simply throw the switch when it comes to his starter-to-bullpen mentality. This would tell me two things: a) Joba shouldabsolutely, undoubtedly be Mo's setup man in 2010, and b) The Yankees have a bullpen this postseason that can stack up against any team...ever.Put it this way: If Joba-Phil Hughes-Mo are all rolling, this team will not be beat this month, barring some starting pitching breakdown of Chien-Ming Wang-esque proportions. I miss WangNot pertinent to the series, or even really the team's future in general, but warrants mentioning. A-Rod may be ready for his close-upSo he got his mojo back on Wednesday, knocking in a couple of runs, even as he witnessed his girlfriendsubtlycaressing Jay-Z's thigh all night.As an aside, I said this on Twitter yesterday, but I'll mention it again. What could Kate Hudson and Jay-Z possibly talk about over the course of an entire baseball game How awesome piles of money are Does that really cover 3.5 hours of ground Sadly, I would not know.But back to A-Rod.The stage is set for him to bust out in a big way. The RBI Monkey (which is the polar opposite of the Rally Monkey) is off his back.
He's playing in a postseason series, but it's not against the Red Sox or Angels. The two hits give him some slack with the fans, who will be 100 percent behind him tonight.Most of all, I think he's convinced himself of this "I'm just having fun now" angle, which will serve him quite well. A-Rod has always had that look in the playoffs like he's trying so hard that his head's about to explode. I didn't see that all year, and I didn't see it Wednesday.This could be his Bonds-in-'02 breakout. Are the Twins checked in emotionally hereI certainly didn't get that vibe on Wednesday.
They looked like a challenge early, but after Derek Jeter's homer, the air quickly left the Twinkie balloon.It reminded me of the Peter McNeeley-Mike Tyson fight in 1997, Iron Mike's first bout out of the can. McNeeley came out of the corner in round one like a madman, desperately trying for the early knockout. Once it didn't happen, he just waited to be floored so he could star in soul-destroying pizza commercials.The Twins had a great September and then that instant classic one-game playoff with the Tigers. With no Justin Morneau and a pitching rotation of nobodies and freaking Carl Pavano, aren't they the classic case of we're-just-happy-to-be-hereIn other words, the Twins are the Peter McNeeley of the 2009 MLB postseason. Now's the time for the Yankees to make like Tyson.Well, minus the rape-iness.. According to the Washington Post, after U2 rolled through the area last week, FedExField, the Cavs Scott Stadium, and the Wolfpacks Carter-Finley are all having to replace part of the sod that covers their football fields.While Scott Stadium field survived the Rolling Stones a few years back, it wasnt so lucky when Bono and the lads went all 360. ) How do I determine if I am eligible to practice and compete once I arrive on campus in my freshman year in collegeThe eligibility process can be long and sometimes frustrating, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel! Considering the tens of thousands of prospects who register on an annual basis, the NCAA Eligibility Center is an extraordinary organization that manages to process this information with near perfect accuracy.Each institution should have a compliance director that will work in concert with the NCAA EC in gathering eligibility information while keeping varsity coaches posted to the eligibility progress of their prospects.
Trust me, if there are any "red flags" from the NCAA EC, the compliance officer will alert the coach who will communicate the need for additional information to the prospect and family. This article is also featured on Victory Collegiate Consulting. Pickup the waiver wire pickups the week before they become hot so you do not have to luck out on the waiver wire. The players are listed in order of relevance, and it is up to you to decide on which one is valuable enough to fit in a league your size. Make sure you don’t miss this article each week to become the waiver hawk in your league.In the early weeks of the season there are a vast number of options on the waiver wire Options are scarce these days and the results show it. The middle part of the season is where championships are won. It is time to buckle down and do your homework to snag the irrelevant players that are winning championships for teams in the later weeks. This Week's PickupsMuhammad Massaquoi WR,Cleveland Browns (24 percent)When we were targeting Massaquoi to emerge as a threat with Derek Anderson in previous weeks, writers such as Matt Berry were targeting Josh Cribbs.