Amanda McCarthy got stuck in traffic on way to Brandon’s Yankees debut


Brandon McCarthy pitched very well in his New York Yankees debut on Saturday, allowing just six hits and one earned run over six innings to pick up a win over the Cincinnati Reds. Unfortunately, his lovely wife Amanda missed the start of the game.

Amanda probably thought she wouldn’t hit much traffic heading to a Saturday afternoon game, but the McCarthys live in New York now. Things in the Big Apple are much, much different from Arizona.

And stop telling Amanda she should take the subway to the game. She knows her approach is flawed — she doesn’t want to be reminded.

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Brandon McCarthy’s wife Amanda writes the best checks

Brandon McCarthy and wife Amanda

Brandon and Amanda McCarthy remain one of the funniest couples in professional sports, and a lot of that is thanks to great gags like this one.

On Monday night, our friend Jimmy Traina tweeted this photo of a check he received from the McCarthys. Take note of what Amanda, whose husband Brandon pitches for the Diamondbacks, wrote in the memo section.

Parking lot hand relief. Classic.

In Tuesday’s edition of The Big Buzz, Traina explained that Amanda was sending in dues for last year’s fantasy football season. Better late than never, right?

Or maybe this is all part of Amanda’s get-rich-quick scheme:

Brandon McCarthy got out of the hospital and asked his wife for a threesome

It’s great to know that Brandon McCarthy has maintained his excellent sense of humor despite his head injury.

The Oakland A’s pitcher was hit in the head by a line drive last Wednesday and was taken to the hospital for examination. He had surgery to relieve swelling in his brain after a CT scan revealed a skull fracture and brain contusion.

McCarthy was released from the hospital on Tuesday, and the affable pitcher cracked an excellent joke on Twitter:

McCarthy and his wife are known for exchanging zingers over Twitter, so this is nothing new, but it’s a great sign that his humor is still as strong as ever.

And he’s right, dammit, if returning home from the hospital after a brain injury isn’t the time to ask for a threesome, then when is?

Photo via Amanda McCarthy