About Brien Jackson

Born in Southwestern Ohio and currently residing on the Chesapeake Bay, Brien is a former editor-in-chief of IIATMS who now spends most of his time sitting on his deck watching his tomatoes ripen and consuming far more MLB Network programming than is safe for one's health or sanity.

2 thoughts on “Late rally falls short as Yankees fall to O’s

  1. Ichiro's home run was nice (and wow – it wasn't a "cheap home field" hit either) – but – watching him in the field, it is becoming more apparent why Seattle decided to part with the man. At least last night, his throws were either weak or off target, and he didn't do any better catching balls hit his way than Mr. Jones. Then again, he didn't fall on his azz like Grandy – he just didn't try that hard.

    Funny – the YES crew was making excuses for his lightly motivated play – calling it experience.

    I'm becoming more doubtful that his fielding skills will be THAT much of an upgrade over Ibanez. Better than Jones – sure – Rivera would be an upgrade over Jones, even with a dinged leg, but beyond that, I'd like to see some of the Suzuki magic, please.

    • I think speed alone puts Ichiro light years ahead of Ibanez. I was sitting in LF behind Ibanez and he's a bit of an adventure out there. He has to make a good first move to the ball or it could be troublesome, whereas Ichiro can make up ground. I didn't think Ichiro's throws were too bad, but I was sitting 400 feet away from them. I'm no sure what this outfield will look like next year. I know Granderson is crushing long-balls, but he's going to finish way down in SBs and extra-base hits from last year (An MVP type year in 2011, all things considered).

      Watching the 2,3,4 spots lose the game two days in a row was tough. Then again, they had solid, if not great production from 6,7,8.