It's hard to know if New York Yankees A.J. Burnett was going for the Elroy Jetson look on purpose but, it's safe to say the original spaceboy 'do didn't improve his game.
Burnett's newly bleached locks and 'his boy Elroy' cut did little to disguise the fact that it's the same old A.J. and his "I have to find a way to have fun" on the mound attitude has changed nothing either.
After throwing five strong shut-out innings last night against the Los Angeles Angels, Burnett turned into Rosie the Robot. He gave up four runs on two hits during the ugly sixth inning-- including two walks, a wild pitch a two-run double to a .181 hitter.
Burnett hasn't won a game since June 29 and the crowd at Yankee Stadium gave him a loud reminder of that fact as he walked to the dugout. The Yankees lost, 6-4.
Here's some fun facts. It was Burnett's league-leading 15th wild pitch, he has a winless streak of seven games and, not surprisingly, the righthander has not won an August start during three seasons in pinstripes.
It beginning to look like Joe Girardi has a better chance of seeing flying cars and the Little Dipper school on a pole before a Burnett win, but he refuses to bench his $16.5 million hurler.
To a frustrated Yankees fan, it feels like George Jetson walking Astro on that out-of-control treadmill (remember when treadmills were considered futuristic?)
Joe! Stop this crazy thing!!