Putting up the target for Johnny

First round of Friday roster moves
Kennedy has an aneurysm

Yeah, it’s a bit hackneyed, but it’s still a damn good idea from the folks at New Stadium Insider. There’s a lot of complaining going on in Yankeeland right now, which makes sense because there’s a lot to complain about. One exception is Johnny Damon, who is not only turning in a solid season to date, but is doing it in a timely fashion, knocking in runners that no one else can pick up. We might as well celebrate the guy who’s doing everything in his power to overcome the team’s futility of late. Plus, Johnny’s been taking advantage of the short porch more than ever this season, knocking six of his seven homers at home.

The only issue at this point is of how to print out these puppies. Anyone work in the printing business?

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First round of Friday roster moves
Kennedy has an aneurysm
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Actually my cousin makes signs for a living.

    She’s an O’s fan…

    But i’m sure if you pull together however much it’d cost she might be able to do it.

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

      We’re gonna booooooooooooooooo your cousin
      We’re gonna booooo booooooo booooooooo your cousin

  • jsbrendog

    AWESOME!

    get some oak tag, print out each letter on one page legal sized so its the whole damn thing then stick them on.

    or buy a huge ass piece of oaktag and stop being a lazy ass and draw it in blue sharpie then you can customize your bullseye…and draw the yankee bat with the hat on top coming out with the stars and stripes…..i love it..if only i was artistic…

    if it ried this is would look lik markers vomited on oaktag..

    oaktag.

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

      So, you’re saying we should get some oaktag, then? Is that the jist of it?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      I’m relatively certain this is the most times I will see the word “oaktag” so many times in that small a space.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        This was probably the worst sentence ever written.

        • jsbrendog

          oaktag.

    • jsbrendog

      my typing/proof reading really needs some work. god damn

      • Doug

        No, it really needs some oaktag.

        • whozat

          Oaktag is the new cowbell.

        • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

          I think it needs some updog.

          • Will (the other one)

            What’s oaktag? Wait, I don’t get it…

  • http://newstadiuminsider.com Ross

    Feel free to remove the NewStadiumInsider when printing, but remember to check out our site every once in a while ;)

    We will be honored if fans run with this idea.

  • http://eastrutherfordrant.com donttradecano

    great idea, may be costly to execute.

  • Iowa Yank

    HAPPY A ROD DAY!!1!11 (captialized cuz I’m yelling) but seriously our lineup has got to be deeper with a tender-hipped #13 back right?

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Tender hipped? That just sounds dirty.

      • jsbrendog

        tender hipped purple lipped princess….sounds like either a childrens bedtime story or a dirty movie starring (insert pornstar name here)

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Tender hipped oaktag?

        • jsbrendog

          well played

        • jsbrendog

          btw from now on i think that will be how i respond to ppl with their doomsday/uninformed/ignorant/stupid/obnoxious comments.

          simply:

          oaktag.

          take that grant/sal/bo

          /oaktagged

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            IETOC

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

            IETC

            Also,

            IASST

            (I am so stealing that)

          • Doug

            OAKTAG

            • whozat

              If you can come up with a good phrase for which OAKTAG is the acronym, +1 internets to you.

              • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

                Offered a kiss to a Gargoyle

                Outs and Strikeouts Together Average/Game

                Osama and Kim (Jung Il) treat all good.

                Officers and Kings Together Ate Gumbbo.

              • Iowa Yank

                Our Allegaince Kindly Tied Alongside Girardi? meh. Am i expecting to much out of A Rod early on?

                • whozat

                  “Am i expecting to much out of A Rod early on?”

                  That doesn’t start with an ‘O’!

              • whozat

                Outs are kinda teh awesome, guys.

                • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

                  We have a winnah….

              • Doug

                Is this A CHALLENGE?

                Outstanding Addition, Kid. That’s Astounding Genius

                Oh! A Knee To A-Rod’s Groin

                Only A Kike Tries Again, Goyim

                Obviously A Korean Takes A Gamble

                Ontologically Astute Knowledge That Also Gives

                Only A King Triumphs As Grandiosely

                • whozat

                  It was.

                  “Oh! A Knee To A-Rod’s Groin”

                  Teh Winnar.

              • Drew

                Oregon and Knoxville treat Andrew good.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Did I just hear that IPK has an aneurysm in his arm?

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Or wait. That’s old news isn’t it?

      • cult of basebaal

        /oaktagged

        • cult of basebaal

          nevermind

    • whozat

      Did you mean Vasospasm in his finger?

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        No I mean he has an aneurysm in his arm and will undergo surgery. Via WFAN.

        • whozat

          Well, that sucks.

          And by that, I mean “Cashman is an idiot for not having more minor league pitching depth.”

          • Drew

            Amen Sister

          • cult of basebaal

            that is teh suck.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      The vasospasm is old news…but a cause of the vasospasm was never said.

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        It’s due to an aneurysm. It just got reported. You heard it via Joey H first.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

          Actually, I called it first.

          http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-356632

          • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

            Not when it was official. It was speculation at that point.

    • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

      Best wishes to IPK

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        Didn’t Cone come back to pitch a perfecto after an aneurysm?

        • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

          Cone was diagnosed with an aneurysm in his arm in 1996 and was on the disabled list for the majority of the year. In his comeback start that September against the Oakland Athletics, Cone pitched a no-hitter through seven innings before he had to leave due to pitch count restrictions. Mariano Rivera allowed a single which broke the no-hitter up.

          -per Wikipedia :o)

          • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

            Not immediately. I mean eventually.

            • http://bigbluepinstripes.blogspot.com/ LB

              Oh. Eventually yes
              1999

    • Drew

      Yepp I heard that. I wish they would have said how invasive the surgery is.

  • Nady Nation

    From Abe:

    UPDATE, 6:06 p.m.: Terrible news for Ian Kennedy. He has an aneurysm and will have surgery in New York on Tuesday. The same surgeon that worked on David Cone, Dr. George Todd, will do the surgery.

    • Drew

      Does anyone know how quick Coney came back? I have no idea what kind of surgery is necessary.

      • Nady Nation

        Cone had the surgery in early May, and made his first start back in the bigs in early September.

        • Drew

          No bueno.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Via Joey H at 6:03. So haha fat man!

  • Joba the Hut

    Any of you guys read Peter Abraham’s blog of late?

    I think its success is starting to get to his head.

    He’s become more and more snide and arrogant in his posts than ever before and he makes no secret about his absolute hate for Alex Rodriguez.

    One dude posted what I considered a wonderfully optimistic (albeit false in terms of what A-Rod has done in his career in terms of winning) post and Peter just laughed at it and called the guy out via a post on his blog.

    If nothing else, he should have withheld the poster’s name.

    That’s a good way to lose readers. Very petty thing to do.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Yeah. He’s getting a big ridiculous. The people that comment there (like them or not) is what makes him successful so he’s better off appreciating them and not calling them out. Besides, why is he reading comments on a blog anyway?! Doesn’t he have a job to do?

      • Joba the Hut

        Seriously…I’ve been reading that blog for about 3 years now and at first it was great, top notch.

        But now, its just really difficult to read that guy without wishing I could reach through cyberspace and give him gastric bypass surgery and a kick in the temple.

        • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

          I only read the comments when I want a laugh. Snideness aside. Pete does a good job of bringing the inside experience online to the fans.

          • Joba the Hut

            Oh I agree…I’m not criticizing his coverage of the team.

            He’s one of the best on that front and I appreciate it.

            Maybe he is just as fed up with some readers/comments as I am.

            I used to read and participate in the discussions religiously, but nowadays its consumed with whiners, outrageous trade ideas, pessimists, and fans that really just do not know baseball.

            There are some posters like SJ44, CB, Doreen, Nick in SF that are a lot of fun to banter with and read, but they are few and far in between these days.

            • whozat

              I used to spend all sorts of time over there two or three years ago, and loved talking to SJ and CB and those kids. Then idiots like randy l and trisha came in and sorta made it their stomping grounds and really drove me away with their militant lack of curiosity and unwillingness to listen to opinions that differ from their own.

  • Iowa Yank

    It’s 5:20 here So if I report it will I scoop both of you?

    jokes about the midwest will nest below this level

    • whozat

      IETC

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

    I think we should make one of these targets with Kevin Cash’s name on it.

    We can put in in the shallow infield.

    http://www.instantrimshot.com

  • Tom Zig

    This game started at 7?