The Baseball Desert

Saturday, August 27, 2005

They're not in Kansas any more

But that didn't stop the Royals coughing up a four-run lead in the ninth inning against the Yankees. Way to go, guys - you go back on another of those historic losing streaks. Thanks for nothing.

On a related note, ex-Red Sox reliever Alan Embree pitched the ninth inning for the Yankees. It was the first time I've seen him since he left Boston, and it would appear that his move to the Yankees and his clean-shaven appearance gives him a new, classier aura - the Royals broadcasters spent the whole of the inning calling him 'Em-bray', like he was some tobacco-chewing French aristocrat. I'm going to tune in to tomorrow's game to see if they remain true to form and start calling the Yankee captain Derek 'Je-tay'...