Daily Minyan – April 29, 2009

I know there is a lot of talk about the swine flu, but what I’m more concerned about is whether the authors of this book were stricken by the flu when they wrote this!


Now, let’s go to Ken for the sports news. 

“Oy vey, it was hot yesterday.  Let’s see how our boychiks did with all the schvitzing going on.”


Brad Ausmus, C – Los Angeles Dodgers

Brad didn’t play in the Dodgers’ game against the Giants. 


Ryan Braun, OF, 3B – Milwaukee Brewers

Ryan went 2-for-4, with a double and 2 RBIs. He also walked once and scored a run in the Brewers victory over the Pirates.  He raised his average to .351 and extended his streak to 168 errorless games.


Craig Breslow, P – Minnesota Twins

Craig didn’t pitch in the Twins victory over the Rays.


Scott Feldman, P – Texas Rangers

Scott’s next start is Thursday against Oakland.


John Grabow, P, Pittsburgh Pirates

John didn’t pitch the Pirates loss to the Brewers.


Gabe Kapler, OF – Tampa Bay Rays

Gabe went 1-for-3, with his 6th double in Rays loss to the Twins.  He raised his average to .219. 

However, there was some tsuris as he was pinch-hit for by Ben Zobrist




in the 9th inning, who promptly hit a homer, proving that Joe Maddon isn’t a shlemiel.


Ian Kinsler, 2B – Texas Rangers

Ian is definitely slumping!!!  I think he needs to read this book:

Not only did he again go 0-for-4, but he struck out twice looking and made his first error of the year. This makes 3 straight games without a hit.  His batting average fell to .326. 


Jason Marquis, P – Colorado Rockies

Jason didn’t start yesterday in the Rockies game against the Dodgers. He is slated to pitch this Sunday.


Scott Schoeneweis, P – Arizona Diamondbacks

Scott pitched a scoreless 8th inning in the Diamondbacks loss to the Cubs.  He lowered his ERA to 2.35


Kevin Youkilis, 1B, 3B – Boston Red Sox

Youk went 1-for-4, hitting a 2-run double (#6) in the Red Sox streak-breaking loss to Indians. Youk’s average is now .405.  


Macher (Big Shot) of the Day (2nd day in a row!) – Ryan Braun




  1. jewsonfirst and http://brooksrobinsonrules.mlblogs.com/


    I can do that!

    schvitzing = sweating
    tsuris = serious troubles, not minor annoyances
    shlemiel = a clumsy, inept person

    I hope that helps!


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