Tuesday, July 31, 2007

The Conflagration That Is Scott Proctor

ESPN just updated its Betemit-for-Proctor article and added this juicy tidbit, for those of you who aren't familiar with Scott Proctor:

Proctor developed into one of Torre's favorite relievers last season, going 6-4 with a 3.52 ERA in an AL-high 83 games. It was the second-most appearances by a pitcher in club history.

The excitable right-hander is 2-5 with a 3.81 ERA and four blown saves in 52 games this year. He finished off a rough June by burning some of his equipment on the field at Yankee Stadium after a loss to Oakland, and has a 2.84 ERA in July.

I'm going to reference a joke I hadn't thought about since "Vince Coleman Fireworks Night," (see near the end of the entry for reference) in saying that I can see the Proctor promotional tie-in now. "Burn Your Equipment Night" sounds great--with a special guest appearance from Rick Monday, who could reprise his famous role by swooping in to grab the combustible items! It's a promotional bonanza!

The groundskeeping crew had better be ready.