Fonzie Has Lost His Mind

Published on 16-Aug-2013 by Raoul Duke

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Fonzie Has Lost His Mind

Yankees outfielder Alfonso Soriano is on quite a tear.

Granted, we are talking about a modest three-game sample, but seriously, these numbers are insane.

The unfortunate victim of this reign of terror was the Anaheim Angels, who just completed a four-game set with the Yankees in New York.

Please absorb these stats for a moment:

  • Tuesday ...             3 for 6, 2 HR, 6 RBI, 3 R
  • Wednesday ...       3 for 3, 2 HR, 7 RBI, 3 R
  • Thursday ...            4 for 5, 1 RBI, 1 R
  • Totals ...               10 for 14, 4 HR, 14 RBI, 7 R

In three games, mind you.

That is absurd!

The Fonz just decided to unleash his special brand of coolness all over an unsuspecting American League. The irony is he had been scuffling a bit since joining the Yankees, and his average was middling, at best.

I have always liked Soriano, particularly in Chicago. He always worked hard, frequently playing through injury, and seemed to be the consummate teammate, without a trace of superstar ego. While he did underachieve at times, most of the criticism he endured was based on that ridiculous 8-year/$136million contract. The Cubs were essentially bidding against themselves at the time, and the length of the contract was just silly.

Fonzie has been a solid player for a long time, and is now approaching the 400-homer plateau. This three-game stretch has been wild, but will inevitably end soon.

Let us all enjoy the madness until it does.