soft hands.

sometimes i don't know whether to laugh or cry

i'd like to think this of some kind of brilliantly funny joke but then i remember there are people who actually think this way. from the comments section (i know, i shouldn't even be reading them. i'm a masochist, okay?) of a certain beat writers blog which shall go unnamed:

Here’s something else:

Eckstein coming to the Yanks makes A-Rod look like the ultra-greedy mercenary and quitter he would be if he walked: A-Rod’s making $252M all total between Texas and the Yanks under his existing contract, but that’s not enough and here’s Eckstein, a blue collar guy signing for a respectable amount but still a fraction of A-Rod’s money.

Exit: A-Rod, an all-about-money loser who couldn’t win a World Series with three teams or handle the pressure of playing in N.Y., and doesn’t think 12 years $252M is enough. He wants basically/ probably 15 years $333M altogether (3 years and $81M added to his current contract). The height of greed and “me” attitude. Remember, if he wants 3 years $81M ($27M per) added to his current deal, the Yanks are paying all $27M per, not just $16M per they’re paying now cuz Texas is paying the rest. I don’t see the Yanks paying $27M per for 2011/12/13 A-Rod, sorry.

Enter: Eckstein, a gritty, scrappy veteran winner who helped both teams he played for win a World Series making a fraction of what A-Rod makes. Also not to knock the guy but he’s short. What I mean by that is he’s much more identifiable to the average fan cuz let’s face it he looks like one of them for the most part and yet he can hold is own. I could see kids looking at him and thinking “if he can play with all these big guys and I’m not a big guy, I can play”. Also he’s a family man, no shenigans, these things are important to the Yanks who are probably privately begging for A-Rod to leave after this year if they don’t win it. Even if the Yanks won it all, he got his ring and can get lost. I’d flat out tell him “no extension” World Series win or no W.S. win. Actually, I think Cashman already did.

If Eckstein comes to the Yanks to replace A-Rod and the Yanks win it all with him…WOW! He’s up there with Derek, Mo, Tino, Scott, Chuck, Paul, has to be.

i'm not going to bother with a long angry rant about this frustratingly ignorant POV. a disappointing amount of people cling to it and frankly i shouldn't have even expended the meager energy it took to copy and paste that bullshit.

alex rodriguez:
League Leaders 2007
• Ranks 1st in AL in HR (19) • Ranks 4th in AL in RBI (45)
• Ranks 3rd in AL in R (48) • Ranks 11th in AL in BB (28)
• Ranks 2nd in AL in SLG (.630) • Ranks 4th in AL in OPS (1.022)

david eckstein:
League Leaders 2007
• Ranks 1st in Grit in NL
• Ranks 1st in Hustle in NL
• Ranks 1st in Heart in NL
• Ranks 1st in Scrap in NL

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3:32 PM :: ::
  • He’s up there with Derek, Mo, Tino, Scott, Chuck, Paul, has to be.

    This is gold. This guy just said that, should David Eckstein join the Yankees, and then the Yankees win the World Series, Eckstein would be "up there" (a TRUE YANKEE LEGEND) on the same level as Mariano Rivera. Amazingly, Chuck Knoblauch is already on Mo's level because of having been on the roster whilst the Yankees won rings.

    Eckstein would be pretty much "up there" with Clay Bellinger as well.

    By Blogger Mr. Faded Glory, at 5:32 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • i also really love the "he's a family man, no shenanigans" thing. yeah, cause no TRUE YANKEE has ever made a habit of sleeping with anything with a pulse. whatever.

    By Blogger lupe!, at 7:12 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • I wonder if Mrs. Eckstein is disappointed in David's coital performance, but loves him anyway because of his heart, grit and hustle in the sack

    By Blogger Mr. Faded Glory, at 7:23 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • Reading Abraham's comments section gives me a migraine.

    By Blogger SG, at 10:44 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • I'd love to go to a truck stop or a steel mill and ask the patrons whether or not a man making $4,583,333 is indeed "blue collar."

    Did he, like, swim in lap pool of douche to write this thing?

    By Blogger Karen, at 11:53 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • Or she. I refuse to read said comments section to determine the sex of the offending poster.

    By Blogger Karen, at 11:56 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • Reading stuff like that can lower your IQ.

    By Blogger Rich, at 3:17 AM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • sg: everything baseball gives me a migraine!

    kb: "lap pool of douche" = almost as brilliant as your cooperstown picture

    rich: i really don't have much to lose :D

    By Blogger lupe!, at 2:49 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • i did not dare read the clip carefully, but from what i did perceive, i can only assume it is an FJM guy making a funny.

    you should def. email it/your post to hem.

    By Blogger June, at 4:33 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
  • fjm? can't. i already used up my interacting-with-baseball-bloggers-i- admire quota for like, the year by responding to sg up there

    By Blogger lupe!, at 9:35 PM   <$BlogItemControl$>
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