…you don’t have anything.
Yesterday we saw a surprising announcement by Florida coach Urban Meyer, as he announced that he will step down after the Sugar Bowl due to health reasons.
Hopefully, for his and his family’s sake, everything turns out well. Two ND coaches, Leahy and Parseghian, had to resign at early ages due to health reasons.
In baseball news, Everyday Eddie Guardado signed a minor league deal with the Nats (the Nats do seem busy, don’t they?). Bobby Howry signed with Arizona.
…and I see in the Sound Off in the NY Post a couple of readers who seem to justify what I wrote yesterday about fans overestimating one’s worth…it’s one thing to be a fan favorite (Melky) but it’s another to be so good as to be indispensable. Melky wasn’t indispensable. Granted that there are players who bring something to the team that can’t be counted in stats. I don’t feel that was Melky. He’s a nice player and I wish him well. But he is no more than an average to slightly below average OF who’ll hit .270, hit 10 HR, drive in 60 runs. He isn’t a .300-25-100 guy and never will be. An average OF with good speed, but who it appears will never steal 20. Average all the way around. As for the letter writers knocking Vazquez, see what I wrote before on Vazquez being a #4 giving 200 IP and 200 K. The Yankees didn’t get Vazquez to be an ace. Put it this way—Melky alone (or with two prospects as this was) doesn’t bring back an ace. As for 2004 (one writer didn’t do his diligent research and wrote 2003), see my piece a few days ago on Ralph Terry.
It was a different time in the early 1960s. Then, a Ralph Terry could redeem himself. Now it seems you get run out of town. Is that kind of change really for the better?
As for today, let’s see how the playoff picture shakes out in the NFL.