Eventually, I think about a year and a half or something went by, and he went to spring training with us (in big league camp), and once we had him in spring training, Dick Pole and I — Dick Pole was my pitching coach...[charlie manuel spins a long ass yarn courtesy of lohud]
2) extreme opposite of loling: again per lohud somewhere, joe west will be an umpire in the WS. thanks for be so incompetent
high and tight
mike: So I'll be at Comic Con all weekend, starting in about 10 minutes. Well Friday and Saturday at least... Who wants to bet I'm the only one who asks Michael Shur a baseball question?
[which is great on its own, but then here comes]june has decided
(who, sometimes, in her own cryptic fashion, is like knowing a living breathing version of the kevin bacon game): tell him i'm sorry and abjectly prostrate myself before him and to please have mercy. he'll know what it means
Labels: juney, michael, people i don't want dead, people i know that i love, quote of, teh office
Bobby Murcer lost his gallant and determined fight with brain cancer Saturday, a little more than a year-and-half after first being diagnosed with the most aggressive form of tumors. He was 62, and while most of those last 19 months of a life-too-short were spent enduring exhaustive, often-agonizing after-effects of intense chemotherapy and radiation, Murcer, true to his upbeat nature, regarded them as a blessing rather than a curse.
"I feel especially blessed," he told me a few months ago, "to have been able to hear from and see all these wonderful people who have been my fans. Through this entire ordeal, their prayers and support have been so gratifying. You have no idea what a strength the fans have been for me." [daily news]
ah ha ha ha
The New York Yankees signed veteran righty Sidney Ponson to a minor league contract on Wednesday in an attempt to bulk up their starting rotation.
The 31-year-old Ponson was 4-1 with a 3.88 earned run average in nine starts before being designated for assignment by the Texas Rangers on June 6. [tsn]
"my friend pointed at [the mental conditioning room] on the site plan and said, 'oh, A-Rod is getting his own office.'" - juneh in the comments section of her FANTASTIC* sneak preview post
about the new yankees stadium
*except for the part about field championship seats being TWENTY FUCKING FIVE HUNDRED DOLLARS which naturally isn't her fault. note to self: stop eating, get implants, and embark on your new career as a stripper because the pay as a do-gooder isn't gonna get you to any games
Labels: %#^%*$, quote of, things that are funny
baseball? what's that?
was just half listening to morning joe
and caught something like this:
mike barnicle: [lots of smack talk about the mets beating the dodgers]
chuck todd: what happened to joe torre? i thought we were getting american league joe torre, not national league joe torre. it just proves the national league is better, it's easier to win when you're managing softball.
mika brezsinsksisniski: there goes the bitter talk again.
chuck: i cling to my hatred of the dh.
"i had a nice career. [pause] i wish i could remember it." - david cone
"that was a good call by angel hernendez." -
Labels: quote of, things that are funny
weeping with laughter you guys
I ....... am writing...... really.... really........ fucking..... slowly....... as..... a .... public ... service..... to ...... you..... all..... so..... that... you might.... get .... used ..... to ...... this..... excru.... ciating..... pace...... in time...... for....... tonight's......... Orioles...... starter....... Steve.... fucking..... slow-...... ass..... Trachsel.moar at drunk jays fans!
Labels: bogosphere, things that are funny
"every time robbie swings and misses a little part of joe morgan dies." - kimmeh
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my feelings about how a baseball player should wear his work clothes (see here
) are well known and patiently tolerated by my circle of
friends. i disapprove highly of droopy jammie bottoms in the workplace, and it's nice to have my outrage validated by mr jesse barfield
What ever happened to the fashion police in baseball? Have you guys seen these uniforms some of these guys are wearing today? Some of them look like the old Negro League uniforms. My uncle played for the Cincinnati Clowns and I have photos of his team. Those were some ugly, baggy uniforms. So, have we gone retro? Listen, can you believe that some of the guys have their uniform pants made like their street jeans? Come on now! Let's get out of the music videos and on to the field.
Some of you may think I am joking, but I am serious. Let's keep the integrity of the game. Take it from me, I love to style - my family calls me the Style Master - but it's with taste and off the field. What's funny is you may think these guys are trying to cover up bad bodies, but they're not. Most of these guys have sculpted bodies under all that fabric. Take it from me, they better enjoy having a young, athletic body while they can because time does take it's toll.
Can the baggy uniforms be the reason that female attendance has gone down a bit? Chicks may dig the long ball, but if the uniform isn't fitting, in the baseball stands, the chicks ain't sitting.
[link snatched from btf
, because i'm lazy]
Labels: things that are annoying, things that are funny, why yes i am objectifying you
bothersome crap du jour
dear yankee stadium crowd,
paul o'neill's been retired for a hundred years. it's about time someone took 21. get over it already.
i hate some of you people so much sometimes,
dear john flaherty,
cut your hair!
the concerned women of the tri-state area
Labels: hmph, stfu, things that are annoying
my favorite blog of the minute, drunk jays fans, has very thoughtfully done baseball going people a great service by putting together a guide to the wave
that i demand everyone read. thank you.
Labels: the wave? fuck you
three of my favorite things on the planet, together!
baseball, bacon (flavor anyway), and potatoes:
(lifted from the OFFICIAL bacon salt blog
*homer simpson drool*
Labels: nom nom nom, squee
kb rules everything around me
I don't know what it is about Fridays that makes this team just...fall apart, but I (as well as the rest of my Season Ticket Crew) do know that they will win tomorrow in kick-ass fashion. Because tomorrow, the sun will shine dazzingly, Andy Pettitte will throw a perfect game (with one arm tied behind his back, his self-prescribed penance for HGH usage), and Alex Rodriguez, needing a homer for the cycle, will end the game with a walk-off grand slam, then round the bases atop a golden unicorn named Allegra, as Jesus and the ghosts of popes past share a high-five out in Monument Park, and declare how awesome it was that they decided on coming to the game over seeing Wicked for the fifth time, and hey, why not head to Stan's for a celebratory shot? And so inspiring will be the end result, that Steve Perry and the other members of Journey will decide to put their long-standing differences aside and reunite, just so they can write a stadium-anthem-quality song that totally captures the greatness that was the Yankees vs the Devil Rays on April 5, 2008.
know what doesn't rule everything around me? sandra lee
. seriously. i want to know who saw her food network demo and thought, "THIS NEEDS TO BE ON THE AIR!" because whoever's responsible needs to be drawn and quartered. in happier news, she HAS inspired 4 pages of some of the greatest amazon.com tags in the history of this or any other times
oldie but goodie qutd
shannon: hey what are these things called where the player crosses home plate? it's been so long i forget
me: those are runs, miss. don't feel bad, i can't remember what they call that thing that happens when the yankees end up with more runs than the other team
kimmeh: lupe, those are called dreams.
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"if i could do it all over again, i'd bunt more." -- joe morgan
Labels: small ball? fuck you
HAPPY OPENING DAY YOU GUYS
: smithers, are they booing me
: uh, no sir, they're saying boo-URNS. boo-URNS!
[to the crowd]: excuse me, are you saying boo or boo-urns?
: i was saying boo-urns :(
anyway: rain rain go away!
Labels: less than three, national league, screwing the blouse man, things that are funny
who came up with generation tres? it's tres suck.
Labels: things that are annoying
so matsui snuck off to get hitched, and hilarity ensued:
“We’ve got a bet going,” Matsui replied. “If he doesn’t get married within a year, I win the bet. Basically the bet was, whoever gets married first wins. Jeter said he himself doesn’t have a girlfriend, so he’s getting a one-year handicap.”
Back in the clubhouse, we found Jeter and told him the news about Matsui. Jeter, who loves to say that he’s never surprised by anything, was genuinely shocked. Turns out Matsui had played him for a fool.
“That’s not hilarious, that’s sad, that’s real sad,” Jeter said. “If he wanted the money, all he had to do was ask. He didn’t really have to do it.”
You see, Jeter explained, this all started as a bet between Jeter and another Yankee bachelor, Bobby Abreu. Matsui heard about it and said he wanted in. Jeter knew Matsui had a girlfriend, but he added, “I didn’t know he was gonna get married this spring.”
Abreu sauntered into the clubhouse, heard about Matsui’s marriage and broke up laughing. He also admitted defeat quickly, saying he’ll write Matsui a check. (We couldn’t find out how much the winner gets.)[bats]
those wacky kids!
Labels: things that are funny, yanquis
"it makes you wonder just how bad this recession's gonna be if DSW
can't sell shoes to women." - some guy on cnbc just now
Labels: quote of
Labels: team a-rod, why yes i am objectifying you