Tanya: I have a good feeling about Kuroda, but the offense against Gonzalez concerns me.
Steve: : The offense against everyone concerns me right now. This is not really relevant, but during the last commercial I was looking at the New York Times for December, 1930 for mysterious purposes of my own and came across this story in the New York Times, December 11, 1930: "BABE RUTH LEAVES CAMP; Newbern, NC. Babe Ruth returned to New York tonight with a big buck deer as the major trophy of ten days of hunting at Camp Bryan, near here. The Bambino had plenty of luck with qualy, geese, and ducks, but the buck killed yesterday was the only deer he bagged." You're from the south. Can you say anything about hunting in North Carolina?
Tanya: You can do a good deal of hunting in the mountains, but I don't think it would be the choice place to go for avid hunters. Babe Ruth hunting is such a hilarious visual.
Steve: He did a lot of that. It was just noted that Adam Jones is 1-for-9 in the series, but I doubt anyone is talking about dropping him in the order.
Tanya: It's almost like people can be rational when the person's name isn't Alex Rodriguez. Weird.
Steve: I guess we should be used to it by now.
Tanya: You'd think he was single-handedly responsible for war, death, and taxes at times. Flashbacks of Andy vs. the Reds on the ball off of Kuroda.
Steve: The Andy thing was such an unfortunate fluke.
Tanya: Might have made him consider 2013 a little harder.
Steve: : Right. Unfinished business after that. I hope he can get in one more good year.
Tanya: Me too. One of my all-time favorites.
Steve: : He will be an interesting Hall of Fame case. Rarely Cy Young dominant, but just consistently good for a long time. Add in the postseason stuff and he starts to look interesting.
Tanya: Right. I'm hoping his postseasons put him over the top. I was on Camden Chat's podcast Saturday night and one of their hosts asked if there was anyone I'd rather have on the mound of late during a playoff game. Answer is not really.
Steve: And with the home run to Ryan Flaherty, the Yankees trail 1-0 top of the third.