For all of you who don't know, Carl Pavano is currently my favorite Yankee. Pavano signed a 4 year/39.95 mil dollar contract in 2005 and has won exactly six games for the Yankees since then. What an investment! My favorite Yankee this season was Kyle Farnsworth(less), who unfortunately was traded to the Tigers in July, which made me yearn for the good ole' days of Pavano (I am a bitter bitter Met fan). Well, guess who showed up last night? The human injury-Carl Pavano! Woooo-hoooo!
And who would have guessed? Pavano wasn't terrible last night...surprisingly. 5 IP, 3 ER, 5 K-not too bad. Especially after considering that he hasn't pitched since April 2007, which feels like a lifetime ago. Could you imagine the NY papers if Carl Pavano pitches great ball down the stretch and then receives a huge contract with another team after the season (Pavano is a free agent)? It would be like Christmas for the Met fans.
So here's to you Carl Pavano, keep teasing Yankee fans for the rest of the season with your dynamic stuff and then please, leave for greener pastures. And also, please don't pitch the Bombers into the playoffs; us Met fans really could use a year off.