Mar
09

Open Thread: Strasburg is teh awesome

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Buster Olney spoke to a “longtime scout” about SDSU’s Stephen Strasburg, the consensus top talent for the 2009 Draft. The scout likes him. Like really likes him. Some quotes:

“The best I’ve ever seen,” says a longtime scout. “And it’s not even close.”

Yeah, heard he had a good fastball. Straight as a string, right? “That’s the thing,” said the scout. “Whenever you see a fastball at 100 mph, it’s always straight. No movement. But his fastball has a lot of movement, which really doesn’t make that much sense, because it’s on the hitter so quickly. His fastball cuts.”

“He’s got a plus slider, at 93-94 mph, and he’s got a plus changeup. He’s the best I’ve ever seen.”

“You could put him in a rotation right now, and he could be a No. 2 or No. 3 starter,” says the scout. “Right now, he’s better than A.J. Burnett.”

I also hear that his tears cure cancer. But seriously … take it easy, champ. Why don’t you sit this next one out, stop talking for a while.

Look, Stephen Strasburg is awesome, he’s easily the best prospect for this year’s draft and would have been last year too. But the best ever? Nope, sorry. Take Mark Prior for example. He came out of school with four plus or better pitches, outstanding command, and a superior track record at a more significant college program in a tougher conference. What happened after the fact isn’t important, Prior was a better prospect then than Strasburg is now.

Price was better as well. Top of the line fastball and slider, good changeup, excellent command, and again a better track record in the toughest conference in college baseball. Josh Beckett and Brien Taylor basically had the same skill set as Strasburg when they were drafted. And that’s just pitchers. I know it’s easy to fall in love with prospects when they start the season on such great streaks, but let’s keep things in perspective. Stephen Strasburg is not the greatest prospect ever.

Anywho, here’s your open thread for the night. The only local team in action is the new look and suddenly hot Rangers, who are down in Raleigh to take on the Hurricanes. Anything goes, just be nice.

Oh, and you haven’t voted in this week’s Fan Confidence Poll, make sure you get on it.

Categories : Open Thread
  • Drew

    Bern baby Bern. Bernie sighting!

  • Lanny

    Buster Olney will never live this blog post down. It’s flat out hilarious.

    • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

      His Andruw Jones: Hall of Famer article is also quite hilarious, as were the subsequent articles that desperately tried to retract that claim.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        162 game averages

        AJ: .259/.339/.489/.828, 111+, 33 HR, 100 RBI
        Player X: .297/.381/.477, 125+, 22 HR, 98 RBI

        Jones, of course, was always a future HOFer. Player X–not so much. Though he was feared if you get what I mean.

        • http://evilempire20.com/ Ryan S.

          Does Player X happen to hold the career post-season records for RBIs and extra base hits?

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            I believe he does.

            • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

              Is he playing tonight in the WBC for the first time in a very long time?

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                Why, yes, he is!

                • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

                  I GOT IT!!

                  RAMIRO MENDOZA!!

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  Get. Out. Of. My. Head.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    The scout also mentioned that he throws a gyroball. This kid is SO good he once struck a guy out on an intentional walk.

    Was this the scout?
    http://tiny.cc/php8w

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Just for kicks, one day he decided to throw left handed.

      He struck out the side. On 7 pitches.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Just like I said when Roy Oswalt said something nuts: “Holy overreaction, Batman!”

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    So I’ve made it to page seven! Progress!

    • Chris C.

      “Price was better as well. Top of the line fastball and slider, good changeup, excellent command, and again a better track record in the toughest conference in college baseball. Josh Beckett and Brien Taylor basically had the same skill set as Strasburg when they were drafted.”

      Not that I believe in everything scouts say, but how can YOU posibly know this??????
      Beckett and Taylor had the same skill set??? What, they both threw really hard for high-schoolers? And you’re comparing Price to this kid too?
      How can you knock a scout’s opinion, and then state your own as fact???

  • A.D.

    Reading this love fest today was redic….with all due respect for Strasburg I think I’ll go ahead and take Burnett for this season

  • Steve H

    When does he become a free agent?

    • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

      2000 eleventy!

      • Spiderman

        2000 eleventy!

  • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

    Haha, he also said “We’d trade our entire draft for Strasburg”.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    What this Strasburg kid get hurt.

    • anonymous

      He gets drafted by the Yankees.

      • John

        that would be freakin’ awesome…him + brackman + Betances + Hughes+ McCallister/Heredia/Garcia/anyone else = 10 championships

        • anonymous

          Lets go get him drunk and tear his elbow ligaments while hes passed out.

        • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          Where’s Joba?

          Please don’t tell me Joba’s in your bullpen.

          • Michael Kay

            two words: center field.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Francesa said today, about Joba in the ‘pen, that his 7 inning, 3 hit, 9 strikeout performance vs. Boston was not dominant.

            • John

              oh shoot i forgot about Joba

            • kunaldo

              matt, you’re kidding right?

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                Sadly, I’m not. He–and maybe John Kruk–is the only person dumb enough to say that.

            • Jake H

              Guys a moron.

              • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

                No, he’s absolutely right. Joba isn’t dominant as a starter, he’s just really good, that’s all.

                You wanna see dominant? Go watch Nate McLouth play centerfield. I jizzed in my pants.

                Sincerely,
                Mike Francesa

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  Jack Morris is the best pitcher ever.

        • Chris C.

          Yeah, except the Yankees have lost just about all their 1st round picks until 2011.

  • pat

    A 94 mph slider? How do you even catch that? Ill be the first naysayer, I bet his changeup isn’t even that good it just plays off the ridiculous heat he brings. I guess it doesnt really even have to be that good when u throw 100.

    • Steve H

      I think Billy Koch’s slider got up to 96. And now he’s nuts.

    • Mike R. – Retire 21

      Ask Daniel Bard about that.

    • 27 this year

      yea and his slider is faster than most of the league. Fastballs at 92 with movement is good but a slider at 93-94 is just unhittable. The fact his, Strasburg’s WHIP should be 0.00 or he just plain sucks in Yankeeville.

      • Jake H

        The guy has a 84 to 87 slider from all the reports I read.

  • Eirias

    Isn’t there some way we could tamper with him? Screw the legality. Can’t we promise him eleventy-million dollars and have him declare that he’ll only sign with a drafting team for 10^x million dollars?

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      http://www.nomaas.org/images/cashsoprano.jpg

      “Either your brains or your signature will be on that contract.”

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        You have twenty-four hours to sign the contract. And, to show you that we’re serious… you have twelve hours to sign the contract.

  • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

    NAtionals should get 2 top pitchers in this draft. They should look very good in a few years.

    • pat

      or they could not have been assholes and already have aaron crow in their system.

  • Jake H

    I laughed so hard at that tears thing. Yes the guy is good but there are guys who don’t like his mechanics.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      That, and doctors who practice sports medicine will tell you that the shoulder and ligaments are already maxed out throwing the ball at 95 MPH. Unless you’re a freak of nature like Nolan Ryan, the harder you throw, the more likely to you are to break down.

      How many guys have we all seen drafted that throw the ball 100MPH that flame out due to injury in the minors?

      • Chris

        Freak of nature, or steroid user?

  • Rich

    I just read Olney’s blog entry.

    It makes me wish that the rules permitted the Yankees to trade up for the first pick in the draft.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      What would the Nationals ask for, though?

      Joba?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2k5POsgFg4

    I believe that’s called a San Di-Ah-Go

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    In light of Ben’s brilliant turn of phrase (“He’s A-OK-Rod”), I’ve decided to help save the New York Post some time, because we all know thinking of new ARod rhyming nicknames can be a taxing, time consuming process. I’ve compiled a nice quick list of names they can use. This should cover just about everything ARod could potentially do in the next 30-odd years, so the Post can focus their creative efforts on making those awesome cartoons.

    Gray-Rod (when he gets old)
    Lay-Rod (when he reclines to a prone position down to take an afternoon nap)
    Filet-Rod (when he takes Dorothy Mantooth out for a lovely seafood dinner and never calls her again)
    Ben-Gay-Rod (when he has mild soreness in his shoulder and has a medicated rub applied by his friend Yuri Sucart)
    Spay-Rod (when he takes his female dog to the vet to be fixed; may also apply to Madonna)
    Weigh-Rod (when he shows up to spring training 15 pounds lighter and in great shape, ready to move to CF)
    Neigh-Rod (when he and his friend Yuri Sucart buy a thoroughbred racehorse together)
    Kay-Rod (when Verducci’s new tell-all book reveals Alex and Michael Kay are secret homosexual lovers)
    Ray-Rod (when Verducci’s new tell-all book reveals Alex and Ray Liotta are secret homosexual lovers)
    Trey-Rod (when Verducci’s new tell-all book reveals Alex and the fictional character Trey Styles from the movie Boyz ‘N’ Tha Hood (portrayed by Cuba Gooding Jr.) are secret homosexual lovers)
    Pray-Rod (when he’s ordained a minister, by Chad Curtis)
    Yay-Rod (when Alex hits a game winning homer run and everybody cheers; this name likely will never be needed)
    Llell-Rod (when it’s revealed that Alex has been running a massive illegal cocaine importing ring through his Miami home with his friend Yuri Sucart)
    Say-Hey-Rod (when he injects himself with the harvested testosterone of the now-dead baseball great Willie Mays, because he’s obsessed with injecting various types of testosterone into his buttcheeks to see what happens)
    Beignet-Rod (when he goes to New Orleans and enjoys some delicious pastries in the French Quarter)
    Slay-Rod (when he brutally stabs his ex-wife and her new lover in a fit of jealous rage and then hops in his friend Yuri Sucart’s white Cadillac Escalade to escape the police pursuit in a low-speed chase down the West Side Highway)
    Duvet-Rod (when he redecorates his condo in a tasteful Art Nouveau style)
    Bray-Rod (when he buys a new pet donkey or camel)
    Obeah-Rod (when he goes to Jamaica and a voodoo woman puts a “root” on him)
    Blue-Jay-Rod (when Ian O’Connor’s dream comes true and he’s finally traded to Toronto for Joe Inglett and Kevin Millar)
    Foray-Rod (when he makes a sudden attack or incursion into enemy territory, especially to obtain something)
    Pay-Rod for Play-Rod (when he becomes a radio DJ and starts charging artists to spin their records in an elaborate illegal scheme using his friend Yuri Sucart as a go-between)
    Hey-Hey-Hey-Rod (when he buys the Fat Albert show catalog from Bill Cosby and puts it back on the air)
    Malay-Rod Peninsula (when he flies to Southeast Asia to help broker a new round of peace negotiations resolving the East Timor situation)
    Where My Homiez? [Come Around My Way-Rod] (when he drops a crazy phat dope CD full of illmatic gangsta rap tracks with his friend Yuri Sucart)
    NCAA-Rod (when he pulls a Neuheisel and gets in hot water for betting on a March Madness office pool)
    Today-Rod (when some stupid minute insignificant pointless detail in Alex’s life happens TODAY and we all must obsess about it with 10,000 word columns about nothing)
    A-Roddenberry (when he shows up to a Star Trek convention dressed as Seven of Nine with his friend Yuri Sucart dressed as Worf)
    A-Rodin (when he makes you think)

    • pat

      you’re f*cking insane bro.

    • Michael Kay

      Beignet-Rod (when he goes to New Orleans and enjoys some delicious pastries in the French Quarter)

      this was the best one

      • Michael Kay

        spoke too soon:

        Hey-Hey-Hey-Rod (when he buys the Fat Albert show catalog from Bill Cosby and puts it back on the air)

    • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

      Haha.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      golf-clap

      • pat

        can only admin embed photos?
        I have a few things in mind.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I have a few things in mind.

          I bet you do, you sick, sick bastard.

    • Jack
    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      You seriously need to start a blog.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        I can’t. RAB cannot be topped.

        You can’t have two number ones… that makes eleven.

        • Darth Stein

          If your not first, your last!

          • Drew

            That doesn’t make any sense, you can be 2nd 3rd, hell even 4th.

            • Joey

              Second place is the first loser. Better?

    • http://evilempire20.com Ryan S.

      Here’s a few others that The Post may need at some point.

      Tina-Fey-Rod: when he makes a guest appearance on 30 Rock

      Clay-Rod: When he takes up sculpture as a hobby

      BJ-Rod: When he’s found in a Minnesota airport

      Soufflé-Rod: When he takes up French cooking

      VJ-Rod: When he hosts a program on MTV

      Abe-Rod: When he dresses up like Lincoln during Halloween

      A-Bod: When he becomes a male model

      Ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh-Rod: When he hangs out with The Fonz

      Curds-and-Weigh-Rod: When he reads Little Miss Muffett to school children

      Obey-Rod: When he creates a mind control device and takes over the world

      Gangsta-Partay-Rod: When he gets crunk

      • Drew

        Bolay-rod

  • Michael Kay

    how pissed are the Mariners that they didn’t just tank a couple more games?

    • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

      Very.

  • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

    2nd pick? Who do I take?

    • A.D.

      Han Ram or Pujols whomever doesnt go 1

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    He will have Tommy John surgery in a year and a half. Count on it.

    • Steve H

      He’ll pitch lefty while rehabbing and go 32-1 with 0.97 ERA and 412k’s in 279 innings. Then he’ll come back from TJS throwing 104.

      Just ask Buster Olney.

    • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      That wouldn’t be so bad. I was thinking torn labrum, myself.

      Seriously, if I drafted him, the first thing I would tell him is take it down a notch, focus on location. Then I’d fine him $500 every time the radar gun hits 100.

  • Simon B.

    I wonder if “longtime” scout means senile. Those are some pretty ridiculous comments.

  • Steve H

    So he’s going to be an 8th inning guy, right?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    “I know it’s easy to fall in love with prospects when they start the season on such great streaks, but let’s keep things in perspective. Stephen Strasburg is not the greatest prospect ever.”

    That’s right. Nails Krzyzewski is the greatest prospect ever.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      No, no, no! Melvin Croussett, dumbasses.

      • Steve H

        Melvin is not a prospect. Prospect means potential. He’s already the greatest pitcher of all time.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Exactly. The doctor did a sonogram of Melvin when he was in his mother’s womb. His image was shaped like the Cy Young Award plaque.

          • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

            As a toddler, Melvin was clocked throwing a jar of Gerbers Banana baby food at 83 MPH.

            His pediatrician commented the jar had ‘late life’ as it exited the window.

            • 27 this year

              Rumor has it that he rescued his twin brother from the womb.

              By the way, I know Croussett is a real player but is is really any good? Seriously, no sarcastic jokes to this question.

  • Ace

    This Netherlands @ Puerto Rico game is INCREDIBLE. A 19 year old pitcher for the Netherlands just got out of a 1 out bases loaded jam to preserve a 1-0 lead.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      I love pitching duels but I like Heroes more.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      I almost cried when Aviles stayed @ 3rd on that wild pitch.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Joe Mauer will have an MRI tomorrow to examine his balky back:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3965542

    How DARE HE get injured! What a self-obsessed, insecure, Single-White-Femalish spotlight hog! He’s clearly jealous of his more heralded teammate Justin Morneau and injured himself to be the center of attention again.

    • Steve H

      Balky back huh. Caused by steroids obviously.

    • anonymous

      If only he was more like Nails

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I am SO EXCITED to see The Netherlands win the World Baseball Classic.

    I want Hollanders to walk around for the next three years proclaiming themselves the Kings of Baseball.

    There are two things I can’t stand: People intolerant of other people’s cultures… and the Dutch.

    • A.D.

      So can you not stand yourself?

      • Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

        That’s why Pot is legal in Amsterdam. They’d rather be stoned than be Dutch.

        • billbybob

          I don’t believe pot is actually legal in Amsterdam. However, its use is widely tolerated. Can’t we get that going in the U.S.?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt
    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      With me it’s Carny. Circus folk. Nomads. You know…smell like cabbage…small hands.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      “There are two things I can’t stand: People intolerant of other people’s cultures… and the Dutch.”

      Redundancy much?

      • keith

        really?

      • pat

        I beleive the word you’re looking for is hypocracy

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          I believe the word you’re looking for is “hypocrisy”.

          • pat

            I just came back to snark myself but u beat me to it. I’m an ass.

            • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

              Pat = Epic Fail.

              • pat

                story of my life [sigh]

      • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        Bringing up a historical reference (particularly in respect to South Africa). Sorry for the confusion.

        • pat

          Pablo droppin the intelligent snark.. no wonder none of us understood it.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Ooooooh, I get it, Holy Bartender, that’s a GREAT one!!!!

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            But…I’m a fucking demon…

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona
          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            I laughed.

        • andrew

          So wise.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    This Nederland/Puerto Rico game is going to kill me.

    • A.D.

      Dutch pen is getting real thin

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The Netherlands team went going to their closer in the 8th inning.

      YOU STUPID DUTCH BASTARDS, YOU HAVE TO SAVE YOUR CLOSER FOR THE 9TH AND USE AN INFERIOR PITCHER FOR THE 8TH INNING!!!!!

      That’s why PR took the lead: you spat in the face of the baseball gods.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Okay so I was just offered Hawpe and Glaus for Magglio. I’m thinking of countering by offering Putz and Maggs for Hawpe, Jeter, and Glaus–good idea or bad?

    My current shortstop is Mike Aviles, my current third baseman is Adrian Beltre, and my other non-Magglio OFs are Manny, Milton Bradley, and Garret Anderson (he’s a bench guy).

    • A.D.

      Realistically if they repeat last years performance thats a great deal for you, without countering.

      Counter is Putz for Jeter… which is obviously excellent

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Yeah, I countered with what I said. The dude’s a Mets fan and has Hardy as his other SS so hopefully this’ll work.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Bad idea. I wouldn’t count on Glaus, Hawpe can’t hit lefties, and Jeter is *GASP* not that much better than Aviles in fantasy.

      Yes, that was a shot at Derek Jeter.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Haha, I canceled it. I can find some other way to improve my SS position. I have Felipe Lopez on the bench which is awesome because via Yahoo! he qualifies at 2B/SS/3B/OF. Super-Sub, FTW!

      • A.D.

        I wouldn’t count on Glaus

        Well he doesn’t have to trade Beltre in this proposed deal so he’s not risking that much, and while Glaus is still a little banged up, he’ll still give you power.

        Hawpe can’t hit lefties

        It doesn’t really matter that Hawpe doesn’t hit lefties well, how he hits righties + Coors field more than makes up for it.

        Jeter is *GASP* not that much better than Aviles in fantasy.

        If Aviles plays like last year then he and Jeter are similar, but he doesn’t have to give up Aviles for him in in proposed trade, so he’s not risking that much.

        He’s trading Mag-Pipes & a relief pitcher, that won’t even get saves for Hawpe, Jeter, and Glaus. That trade is a no brainer.

  • A.D.

    Randall Simon has to get it going for the Netherlands…not a good sign

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      He’s motivated: they offered him all the sausages he could hit with a bat if he plays well.

      • A.D.

        With his contact rates, they may just want to hand him the sausages

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    Wow, the Jaguars signed Tra Thomas. That came out of leftfield.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/.....id=3963930

    Now what do the Eagles do? Play Winston Justice at LT? That’s going to be fun… for the Giants, that is.

    • A.D.

      Osi & Tuck can’t wait

    • andrew

      I think they signed Stacy Andrews with the intention of letting Thomas go and moving Justice over… my friend who’s an Eagles fan, well, let’s just say he’s not pleased.

      Granted, everyone the Eagles have let go this year, although they were great players, they were getting old and are probably not worth the money they are making. I don’t think the fan base is pleased, but they may be making the right moves.
      In any event. I’m looking forward to the Giants line running right through this Eagles team.

  • http://ranger2709.blogspot.com Old Ranger

    Sounds a lot like a Hall of Fame I remember as a very hard throwing youngster coming up with the Dodgers…a few years ago. The kid had it all, fastball, slider and curve/change (can’t remember which)…it took him a few years to learn to slow down a bit, after (Bob Feller talked to him) that…unhittable…Sandy Kofaxs (spelling) was the guy.
    The only three pitchers I saw that kept their speed (more or less), was Nolan Ryan, Sandy and Bob Feller.
    I’ll believe this kids tools, when I see them…sounds like he has a big health problem in his future. I sure hope not, for his sake!

    • dontradecano

      a few years ago?

      • http://ranger2709.blogspot.com Old Ranger

        Ok, so it was many moons ago! Hee, hee! I think most everyone has heard of him…few, if any, have ever seen him pitch, other then myself. All Yankees hated him, well maybe not hated but, close enough.

    • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

      Koufax!

      • http://ranger2709.blogspot.com Old Ranger

        Thank you!

  • dontradecano
    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      That’s so…stupid.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        It’s…the Eagles. What do you expect?

        • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          ZING!

  • A.D.

    Damn South Africa’s starter for tonights game is 19

  • Tom Zig

    Quick question. I remember TSJC linking to the picture of this seat a while ago, but does anyone know what stadium it is?

    http://tinyurl.com/bv4gyj

    • A.D.

      The colors make me think Shea

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        That is correct. The seat is in Shea. If memory serves, there’s not even a discount for it, it’s full price.

  • Tom Zig

    Any word on how Jesus Montero is doing?

  • Drew

    Dwyane Wade, need I say more?

  • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop
    • http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/9273/immagineus7.jpg Mike Pop

      13:15 mark.

  • jdubs

    I would say some of those comments are a little crazy, but the fact remains he can throw over 100 mph, his slider/curve is in the mid-80s, and his change up should be around his curve speed. You’re change up is good if it is located and is about 10 mph slower than a fastball. I don’t think many people have the same skill set as him, I don’t know where you see many starting pitchers hitting high 90s in the 9th inning and touching 102 mph. And from a lot of you’re comments you must all be about 16 years old, because the you’re immaturity is blatantly apparent.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      I’d say it’s probably not a good idea to question the maturity of others if you don’t know the fucking difference between YOUR and YOU’RE.

      You = Epic Fail.

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