In Milos Forman’s “Amadeus” Mozart, who is at a loss to describe how poor his peer’, Salieri’s music is, says ,”I never knew that music like that was possible. One hears such sounds, and what can one say, but…Salieri.” When Yankee fans hear the crack of the bat as a ball sails over the outfield walls or find their team behind early what else can they say but, “Hughes.” No, he did not give up homers yesterday, and true he was not aided by the Yankees defense. However, Phil Hughes did not pitch well. He did not even get out of the fifth inning. It was not the first time, but if the Yankees had a say it would be the last. This team has too little a margin for error, and if Phelps, Nuno, or Pavano, er, Pineda were healthy one has to wonder if they would still start Hughes.
Look Phil Hughes may be the nicest guy in the world: fostering cats, donating his time to rebuild third world countries, and frequently organizing gluten free bake sales for his church to raise money for a new