Also in the process, Yankees manager Joe Girardi got himself bent out of shape.
“It’s uncalled for,” Girardi said of the play. “Spring training, you’re going to get people hurt, and that’s what we got, we got Cervelli hurt. It’s one thing to get hit by a pitch, it gets away, but, I don’t understand it.”
What’s not to understand? It’s baseball. If you’re a runner trying to score, and the catcher is blocking the plate, you do what you have to do to score. That, generally, means plowing through the catcher. Most times, the catcher doesn’t get injured. This time, he did. But what was Johnson supposed to do? Pull up? Lie down in the basepath? Go and fetch Cervelli a cup of tea? [sean devaney]
a cup of tea! get it! because that's dainty and feminine or british or whatever! ha ha!
idk, maybe i'm missing something, or being unfair, or maybe the finely chosen words are ruined by the fact that i'm hearing the writing voice in a supremely annoying cartman impersonation.
also, i don't know if you guys have noticed, but i have very bravely and in the name of science made the observation that joe girardi has the build of a person you don't want to mess with. or try to sarcastically explain the delicate nuances of baseball to. but i don't play baseball, or write professionally, so what do i know.
Sports opinion writers who post to Yahoo are incredibly anti-Yankee. Take Jeff Passan, for instance..By Mr. Faded Glory, at 7:00 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
And if you looked like this, you would be bitter and jealous as well.
Yahoo is the new ESPN.
it's not even that i saw it as anti-yankee, or that that would bother me (yet), it's like... it reads as if he's reveling in his own non-cleverness.By lupe!, at 8:22 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
aw come on knocking the guy's appearance isn't nice :/ there's enough to poke fun at without doing that.
the tone of that just makes me want to slap the guy. really hard.By , at 12:51 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
but what i really loved is maddon's comments from yesterday. he's got jokes when cervelli's wrist is broken and goes on about how they're just playing hard, but then shelley slides into iwamura and it's "borderline criminal, big bad yankees, wah wah wah." at least be consistent.
i was there, btw, and was screaming my approval at one shelley duncan as he was being led off the field. :D
i don't think it was borderline criminal but i do think it was about as borderline dopey as billy crystal leading off today. :/ ilu shan but it's so silly.By lupe!, at 1:16 PM <$BlogItemControl$>
i think it's hysterical that shelley's foot is about as big as iwamura is tall tho :D
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