Billy-Ball Daily: 2007-6-15

6/15/2007
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Friday, June 15, 2007

Top of the 1st
WHO WOULD YOU RATHER?
There it was, the item that I live for each morning sitting in the Boston Globe’s Gordon Edes baseball notebook today:
“Hideki Okajima laughed before Jeff Yamaguchi translated the following question: Who would Okajima rather face, James Bond or Barry B*nds? “James Bond, 007?” he said, smiling. “I’d rather face James Bond.””

This enables me to ask you the following:
* Who would rather face the missing bat of J.D. Drew or girl detective Nancy Drew?
* Who would rather face the current Fielder known as Prince or the musical artist currently known as Prince?
* Who would you rather face Japanese pitcher Dice-K or joke pitcher Andrew Dice Clay?
* Who performs better pitter pitcher Jon Garland or singer Judy Garland?
* Which looks better the sweet swing hips of Derrek Lee or the sweet swing lips of Angelina Jolie?
* Who would you rather face, Vladimir Guerrero or Vladimir Putin?
* Who would rather face, Jim Rice or Condoleezza Rice?
* Who would you rather have as your teammate baseball hunk Derek Jeter or Grey’s Anatomy hunk, Derek Shepherd (Patrick Dempsey)?
* Which would you rather have for dinner, Joe Torre or chicken cacciatore?
* With dinner, would you rather have Cole Hamels or cole slaw?
* Who is more likely to fold, the Ben Sheets nine or the Ben Folds Five?
* Who was dirtier, the hustling Trot Nixon or the hustler Richard Nixon?
* Who would you rather be friends with, Braves manager Bobby Cox or Friends star Courtney Cox?
* Who is cuter, pitcher David Wells or Dawn Wells (Maryann from Gilligan’s Island)?
* Who is older, Roger Clemens or Samuel Clemens (Mark Twain)?
* Who would you rather face, “Oh what a tangled web we weave” Mark McGw*re or web slinger Tobey Maguire?
* Who would rather face hit stopper Justin Verlander or hit maker Justin Timberlake?
* Who do you feel more secure leaving your wife around, Derek Lowe or Rob Lowe?
* Who’s had more big hits, Jim Thome or Marisa Tomei?
* Which Massachusetts community would community would you rather live in (Tim) Wakefield or (Mike) Lowell?
* Who would be easier to hit acting like a pitcher Jeff Weaver or Aliens actor Sigourney Weaver?
* Who would rather face artist pitcher Johan Santana or musical artist Carlos Santana?
* Which is more worthless, low-yield junk Barry B*nds or high-yield junk bonds?

Top of the 2nd
HO-HUM
The Yankees win again. Alex Rodriguez drove in two more runs, Andy Pettitte breezed for eight innings and the Yankees won their ninth straight game, beating the Arizona Diamondbacks, 7-1. It’s the team’s longest winning streak since the Yanks won 10 straight in 2005.

At 33-31, the Yankees matched their high point this season (they were 8-6 after play on April 19) a vast improvement for a club that was eight games under .500 and 14