This will hopefully be a semi-regular bit showcasing someone who really sucked at his sport and/or his life the previous day. Today's Guy Who Sucked Yesterday (TGSY) is Cleveland Indians closer Joe Borowski. Yesterday he entered the Indians-Yankees game in the 9th inning with a 6-2 lead. He proceeded to blow this 4 run advantage by giving up a multitude of hits and a walk, culminating in grooving a meatball to A-Rod so juicy, that somewhere in a dark hole in Jersey, Tony Danza is salivating like a Pavlovian dog just thinking about it. A-Rod fittingly deposited that fastball deep into the darkended centerfield bleachers for the 3 run walk off homer.
Borowski's stat line looks like this: .2 inn, 5 hits, 1 walk, and 6 runs...good for a 18.00 ERA and a 9.00 WHIP.
Anytime you blow a save to the Yanks you get vaulted right to the top of the TGSY list, but at least A Rod hit the walk-off, which gives me some satisfaction because it has to make many idiot Yankees fans feel like complete idiots for booing him. That is a least a silver lining in the dark cloud. There is a second dark cloud hanging over this whole debacle however, as I have Joe Borowski on all three of my fantasy baseball teams. Now feel free take the next couple seconds to call me a derogatory name for investing so much into such a mediocre closer, but closers are completely overvalued in the current fantasy system and I stubbornly refuse to spend a early pick on the Mariano Rivera's of the world. But this is a subject for another rant. I guess the lessons learned are: play with fire and you're gonna get burned and; Joe Borowski is a horrible human being.