09.15.07

One Man’s Progress Is Another’s Eyesore

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With all due respect to Mr. Faded Glory (whom I stole the above image from), I’m not ready to congratulate the Yankees’ Double-A affiliate on what I consider to be going from bad to worse in logo-land. As a fan with fond memories of Pork Chop Pough, Ron Mahay and Nomah’s tenures in Trenton (Tony Clark, anyone?) I’m obviously biased. But ancient history aside, I’m not sure how a logo as generic as every other club in the Eastern League serves any purpose.

Given the parent club’s firepower, I’m not totally shocked at the way they overcame a 7-2 deficit with an 6-run 8th inning at Fenway last night. But consider the following factoids, anyway ;

* – it was the second longest 9 inning game in big league history (more time to enjoy Dave O’Brien!)
* – the Red Sox hadn’t blown this big at lead at home to the Yankees in 12 years
* – the otherwordly Hideki Okajima made it to September without allowing a HR to a lefthanded hitter. He then proceed to serve up a pair to Jason Giambi and Robinson Cano.
* – though he was ineffective Friday evening (4 IP, 9 hits, 4 earned runs, 2 walks, 5 K’s), Andy Pettitte is not going to resort to masturbation in order to make himself feel better.

3 Responses to “One Man’s Progress Is Another’s Eyesore”

  1. todd says:

    how can you invoke the names of pork chop pough and ron mahay and omit in good conscience the great lou merloni, andy abad, or future ace brian rose. not to mention carl pavano and master helmsman ken macha.

  2. GC says:

    I apologize to Lou Merloni and the entire town of Framingham. Hey, I saw Andy Abad playing for Nashville a few weeks ago. Forget about Crash Davis — in 15 years of pro ball, Abad has a grand total of 21 MLB at bats.

  3. milton says:

    Well….the mistake was made in 1992/1993 witht he selection of a sound for a name. Sort fo hard to comeup with a snappy graphic of a sound. All of the logos have been terrible.

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