On January 14, 2006, the Dodgers traded Edwin Jackson and a man named Tiffany to Tampa Bay for a guy who can't quite spell 'Danny' (Danys Baez) and a guy named after both a Backstreet Boy AND an N'Sync member (Lance Carter).
On June 24, 2007, Jackson got his sweet revenge. He tamed the fearsome Dodger offense and earned his first win in almost 2 years. Damn. All the future headines I had planned (sample: "E-Jax E-Sux") now go in the trash heap next to Billy Ashley's Hall of Fame induction speech.
In spite of Jackson's day of vindication, his Abes still fell mightily to the Babes, failing to win a single category:
The Babes lead the Abes in Weeks Won 8-2-2
The Babes' Carl Crawford (0.500, 5R, 9RBI, 2SB's) wins his 4th Player of the Week award. If he keeps it up, I'm gonna run out of photos of Cindy Crawford.
And by the way, Joe Beimel is apparently the new Jackson. Here's Beimel's line yesterday compared to Jackson's 12 days ago:
|Edwin Jackson, 6/13/07||0.1||5||5||5|
|Joe Beimel, 6/24/07||0.0||4||5||5|
Anyhow, congratulations Edwin for finally getting a W. I bagged on you during the bad times, and I owe you props now. Time to find another crappy ex-Dodger with an 8.00+ ERA to pick on. Watch your back, Jeff Weaver.