Sep
18

The Peter Abraham appreciation thread

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Peter Abraham is leaving the Journal News for the Boston Globe. Everyone already knows; no reason to pussyfoot around it. After nearly three years of dedicated service on the LoHud Yankees Blog, Pete’s headed to a gig at a much bigger paper. It’s an excellent opportunity, and it couldn’t go to anyone more deserving. While I’ll miss Pete covering the Yanks and providing multiple daily updates on the blog, I wish him only the best of luck as he transitions to the rival beat.

Mike and I met Pete at the Winter Meetings last year. We introduced ourselves, expecting we’d have a quick exchange and then be on our way. But Pete chatted with us for a while, talking Yanks, newspapers, coverage, and anything else that might have come up. We were first timers and didn’t want to look out of place. Pete helped us with any procedural questions we had. He didn’t have to do any of that. But not only did he, but it seemed to please him. He also seems happy to answer all of my annoying emails asking for information. There are so many people who wouldn’t do that, wouldn’t go out of their way to help just some blog, but Pete always did. And I’ll always appreciate that.

People have varying opinions of the man, but there are two things no one can deny. First, Pete is a good reporter who gathers and disseminates information in a timely and professional manner. Second, he gets it. He proposed the idea of the blog to his bosses at a time when blog was still a dirty word. He slogged through it when only die-hards were reading. I remember someone pointing me there during those Winter Meetings, and I wondered why the hell everyone wasn’t doing that. Since then, the industry has wised up and learned that a blog is a good medium for journalism. Pete was ahead of his time.

It’s always hard to lose someone like Pete, who has been with us for so long. All the beat writers have blogs now, but none of them are quite Pete’s. Someone will eventually fill the void he’ll leave in two weeks, but it still won’t be quite the same. I hope that some of the people who don’t think of Pete as highly as I do can at least appreciate his contribution to journalism.

Take care in Boston, Pete, and good luck.

Categories : NYC Sports Media
  • Accent Shallow

    I’ll wish him well in his future endeavors, and hope that whoever the Journal News puts on the Yankees beat updates the blog at a similar pace!

  • Senor A. Boy

    Can we start a Chad Jennings for the LoHud Yankees Blog thred?

    • pete

      +200

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

      Can we start a Chad Jennings for the LoHud Yankees Blog thred?

      I’ve got a better idea of who could replace Peter Abraham as Yankees Beat Blogger: Me.

      I could do it remotely from Washington, while I serve my first term as Senator from Massachusetts.

      Sincerely,
      Curt Schilling (R-MA)

      • handtius

        don’t get any mustard on that keyboard big boy.

      • Rick in Boston

        But will blogging take too much time away from playing Everquest on the Senate floor? That’s the most important question in this.

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

          He’ll gut his way through it.

          Or, pussyfoot his way through it. Either way.

  • pete

    As an analyst, i found him to be frustratingly stagnant in his biases and opinions, but as a sports reporter, he may be the best there is. The Globe has reeled in a true catch, and I would not be surprised at all to see him rise to sports-writing superstardom in the next few years. Good luck!

    • johnny

      I agree totally. I check his blog several times a day for his excellent reporting, and while his analysis isn’t awful, it’s just not his forte. For reporting Pete’s blog is my first stop, for analysis I go to RAB. Pete will be missed.

      • Bo

        His reporting was very good. His analysis leaves something to be desired.

        But he had an opinion. At least he shared it. He has let his Girardi and A-Rod hate drive him tho

  • Jim L

    I have two sites I go to for Yankee information, RAB and Pete, it will leave my work time reading a whole lot shorter, good luck to Pete, and good luck to RAB helping to fill his void.

    • yankeegirl49

      You and me both!

  • jsbrendog

    he is great at what he does. hopefully the red sox can sign angel berroa so they can get the daily bad old age joke :-P

  • Wayno2424

    Pete Abraham is nothing more than a kiss-ass. Anybody who he thinks can advance his career(see: Kim Jones and Suzyn Waldman)will get gratitously positive comments. He is also holier than thou and highly insincere. He does disseminate info better than any other blog but good riddance Pete. Go back to Mass with the other jerks and good luck on your quest to kiss a girl u fat tub o lard.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      -Infinity

    • Tom Zig

      That’s unnecessary.

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

        YOU ARE THE ONES WHO ARE THE BALL-LICKERS!!!!!

        • Tom Zig

          MAMAHUEVO!!!!

          /Melky’d

        • Makavelli

          Did you once say that…quote “Jay and Silent Bob are fucking clown shoes?”

      • Mister Delaware

        What a testicle.

        Should be interesting to have Pete coming up here to MA. I’ll certainly follow him along; might be nice to get Red Sox info from someone I used to get Yanks info from.

    • jsbrendog

      oaktag

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      (see: Kim Jones and Suzyn Waldman)

      I cannot recall even one comment about either one of these two that was positive in nature.

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

        Have you read all the imaginary Peter Abraham blog posts that are in Wayno2424’s head?

        Nothing but constant stroke-jobs for Waldman and Jones. (Yes, I know I just made a mixed-gender metaphor. Deal with it.)

    • rbizzler

      I call bullshit. It seems more likely that Pete is nice to the people who are nice to him and tries to hook them up. He has no reason to plug RAB or anyone else, but he does because he knows that people want more information.

      Leave the guy alone, as he has gone above and beyond to provide as much access and insight into the team as possible.

    • Baseball guy

      Agreed. Abraham’s a brown-noser of the highest (lowest?) order, and the guy who, in a bar fight, is cowering under the table. (Assuming Abraham can FIT under the table, of course.) Pompous, insecure, not terribly bright, and ugly as sin. A real winner. Yuck.

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

    Mospeed, Pete.

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

    P.S.: I’m buying stock in any publicly traded Boston area catering company I can. Think about it.

    • Tom Zig

      ICWUDT

  • Whitey14

    Pussyfoot…what a great word! Nice job Joe!

    I wonder where the hell that one originated?

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

        Ketchup!

        • Whitey14

          IETC!! VM!!

      • Whitey14

        IETC !! VM!!

        • Whitey14

          God damn double poster, what an asshole!

  • alex gonzalez

    pete abraham was a pioneer in the industry. he is one of the reasons the yankees blog popularity has increased so much over the years. he always knew how to report a story and keep the fans more connected with what was happening with the players. he never was afraid to tell the ugly truth, especially on the issues of arod. i will miss him as he goes to report for the enemy. i will probably have to read him to see what his perspective is in boston.

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

      he never was afraid to tell the ugly truth, especially on the issues of arod.

      Peter Abraham is respected across the industry as a great beat reporter and blogger, and yet all of his biggest supporters will freely admit that the his single greatest failure is his somewhat irrational hatred of ARod that is the greatest blackmark on his journalistic creds.

      So, as always, you FAIL, ag.

      • alex gonzalez

        how did you edit your post? it went from being all in bold to only some of it in bold.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          I did it.

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

          Step 1: Be so interesting and witty (rather than insipid, tedious, and shallow) that the authors of the blog are willing to pitch in and autofix your single formatting typo.

          Being liked goes a long way. See also: Derek Jeter.

          • handtius

            Dude, you think way to highly of yourself. Time to take a look in the mirror and access your way of life. It worked for A-rod, It can work for you. I can help start you off.

            Repeat after me: I am at home with the me. I am rooted in the me who is on this adventure.

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

              Okay, I’ll give it a shot.

              [stands directly in front of mirror, close enough to touch]

              I am one sexy bastard. Modammnit, I’m hot. I’d totally do me.

              Am I doing it right?

              • Makavelli

                No, that’s a picture of me you’re looking at…

                …the mirror is on the other side of the wall

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

                  (no longer aroused DO NOT WANT)

                • Makavelli

                  hahahahaha

                  couldn’t help that one…it was just dangling there…

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

                  couldn’t help that one…it was just dangling there…

                  That’s what SHE said! No, wait…

              • Jersey

                You left out, “It rubs the lotion on its skin.”

              • Accent Shallow
      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        Kinda like your HTML fail?

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

          SPOKE TOO SOON, MOTHAF$%#KA!

          • Tom Zig

            You are performing favors for the webmasters again, aren’t you.

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

              The Great Pawlikowski owes me.

              We go way back, I knew him when he was just The Pretty Good Pawlikowski. We served in the war together. I threw myself on top of an 18 year old Vietnamese girl and saved his live.

              (I’ve got a dollar for anyone who knows what movie that’s from. NO LOOKING IT UP!!!)

              • Makavelli

                She touched my leg…

                Okayyy Kill himmmm

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

                  NOPE, WRONG, INCORRECT.

                  Thanks for playing, enjoy the RAB Home Game.

      • dexcente

        All?

    • Tom Zig

      AG’s thought process:

      PeteAbe hates A-rod… FUCK YEAH! He is the man! A-rod is a piece of shit.

      • Zack

        wait wait wait, since when does AG think?

        • alex gonzalez

          all my posts are thought out. im not going to just go posting all over the place if the info in each post isnt carefully crafted to fit in with the topic of conversation. each of my posts are like a child to me that i care for and will defend no matter what.

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
          • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

            See? No one can be this obtuse. He’s just pulling our legs.

            • alex gonzalez

              how am i obtuse. i know not everyone agrees with me, but that hardly makes me obtuse.

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                People don’t agree with you because the things you type are not based in reality. They are based only in your own head. Everything is a “feeling” to you. Feelings are great bub, but when you’re arguing feelings don’t give you a leg to stand on.

                But I’m done. I did my best to ignore the idiot with a bad hair cut all week while the rest of the country talked about him. I’ll try to do the same with you, as one of your comments spawns an enormous thread. It’s what you want, and I refuse to play into it any longer.

                • jsbrendog

                  +1 for use of bub

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                  Yeah, for some reason I have the Vern Roscoe character from Upton Sinclair’s Oil! stuck in my head.

                • alex gonzalez

                  so its bad when one of my comments sparks some good discussion? i thought the point of a blog was to have a good community where someone says something and people respond and share there feelings. im sorry that you had to add yourself to the list of people who refuse to respond to me for no good reason.

                • Makavelli

                  I did my best to ignore the idiot with a bad hair cut all week while the rest of the country talked about him.

                  Are you talking about Kayne “P Diddy” West?

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

                  so its bad when one of my comments sparks some good discussion? i thought the point of a blog was to have a good community where someone says something and people respond and share there feelings. im sorry that you had to add yourself to the list of people who refuse to respond to me for no good reason.

                  More words alex gonzalez does not understand:
                  good discussion
                  spark
                  community
                  no good reason
                  comments
                  blog
                  respond
                  share
                  list

                  A word that alex gonzalez thinks he understands, but does not:
                  feelings

                • Makavelli

                  Alex Gonzalez,

                  I’ll actually agree with the point of your last post there. That is seemingly the purpose of a blog…but you’re pouring personal feelings and understandings on the board in which nobody really can relate too. I’ve done it before in some ways (albeit, not to the extent that you have taken some of these). Also, the discussion isn’t related to the blog…it’s basically just back-and-forth talk on who is right and who is wrong…which has nothing to do with baseball what-so-ever. Just pretend that nobody knows you what-so-ever and nobody can depict exactly how you mean for things to come out. Hopefully that will help a little bit.

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

                  Nice try, Makavelli, but he’s gonna need way more than that. I applaud your effort, though. You’re a humanitarian.

                • Makavelli

                  Think I used “what-so-ever” in back to back sentences without noticing? You bet…

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

                  Makavelli = Stephen A. Smith

                • Makavelli

                  Yeah? Does he say “what-so-ever” a lot too?

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

                  Nah, not really. Just “HOW-EVAH”, but it was close enough.

            • jsbrendog

              mr gonzalez, are you in fact, a triangle?

              • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                I am a banana.

                • jsbrendog

                  you say potato and i say 3

                • Joe LA

                  Tuesday’s coming… did you bring your coat?

          • jsbrendog

            uhm…..what?

  • Macklin

    Peter Abraham is, and always was, a blowhard. His contempt for his readers was easily discernible. In fact, his attitude led me, and I assume, others, to this fantastic blog. Good riddance, Pete.

    • Bo

      I guess a sports writer cant please everyone.

    • sabes

      +1

      PeteAbe held his readers in contempt and it disgusted me enough to stop reading his blog even though he is a good reporter. As an analyst, he’s horrible. He’s also unnecessarily sarcastic pretty much all of the time. If you look up “beat a dead horse” in the dictionary, there is a picture of PeteAbe.

  • http://backwardsk.wordpress.com Rob

    I think Joe’s line that “he gets it” perfectly describes Abraham’s contribution to the NYC media. I always thought he was an excellent read and very good at his job. He’ll be missed.

  • pete c.

    Check out nomass’s tribute.

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

      Two hearts…
      TWO HEARTS THAT BEAT, AS ONE…

      • Makavelli

        ♪♪I never said I wasn’t gonna…tell nobody…no baby…But desperate lover, I can’t keep it to myself…oh noooo♪♪

    • Rick in Boston

      Going after NoMaas the way he did will unfortunately be remembered along with his irrational dislike of A-Rod and his decisions to remove posts that disagreed with his analysis as the big negatives of Pete Abe’s tenure in New York.

      • jsbrendog

        what’s this? i am unaware of such things…

        • Rick in Boston

          Short version:

          I believe it was last year’s NoMaas draft blog, Pete Abe went on and bad mouthed the writer (the quotes are part of today’s intro at their site). He did it under some screen name, but later admitted to it.

          • pat

            Yup, the SN was Interested Reader. He made a bunch of snarky remarks and when they traced the IP it was the same one he used to make a few posts in their message boards.
            Oops.

          • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Did he admit to it? I thought he claimed it was a hacker or something.

            • Bo

              Hacker??

              I hope he didnt go there. The dog ate his homework

  • Zack

    Wish him the best, never been a huge fan of him but i can respect what hes done for Yankee fans.

    • Tom Zig

      100% agreed.

  • handtius

    Pete was great at keeping you up on what “just happened” in the Yankee realm. I’ll miss that. It will take longer for us to find out the goings ons. Good luck to him. His family must be happy to have him closer to home. Hopefully RS fans will take to him like most Yankee fans have, or maybe the don’t and he comes back. hmmm.

    • johnny

      As far as I know, pete is the only beat writer who blogs from the park many times a day. the other beat writer blogs seem to put up a newspaper style pieces once a day. I hope somebody fills this void

  • Jim Lane

    Pete will be missed. Lucky for us, we now know we have an excellent source for Red Sox news.

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

        Isn’t that a bit redundant?

        I mean, you can get the exact same info at http://www.espn.com

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

          Touché.

  • Don

    While I appreciated Pete’s efforts, his pompous attitude will certainly not be missed.

    Replace him with Chad Jennings and that blog probably gets even better.

  • http://mvn.com/pendingpinstripes Greg F.

    At one point, Pete Abe was the go-to guy for recent Yankee news. You used to have to refresh his blog if you wanted any breaking Yankee news. Before him, there was no easy way to get instant Yankee updates and we should all thank him for that.

    I know I disagree with a lot of his analysis, but that doesn’t stop me from respecting the job he has done over the years. If this was a year or two ago, it would have been a much tougher loss. With Twitter’s popularity, though, all of the beat writers are breaking the same news at the same time, so Pete’s blog had lost some of its uniqueness and usefulness. Still, I’d like to thank Pete for basically changing the way beat writers disseminate news to the fans.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Wes Mantooth said it best for me:

    “From deep down in my stomach, with every inch of me, I pure, straight hate you. But goddammit, do I respect you!”

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

      Veronica Corningstone: [in bear pit] In case we die here today, there’s something that you should know. That dirty trick with the Teleprompter. It wasn’t…
      Ron Burgundy: Sweet Eli Whitney’s nose. It wasn’t you, was it? It was Wes Mantooth. Oh, I should have known.
      Veronica Corningstone: No, no. No, I did it.
      Ron Burgundy: [screams] YOU BITCH!
      [bears wake up]
      Ron Burgundy: You woke up the bears. Why did you do that?

  • Marzk

    Im gonna make this quick. I’m gonna remember one phrase pete used to post all the time about Matsui. “we’re gonna miss him when he’s gone”. Well today I will say the same to all thoe blog readers Yankees Fan.

    • anon

      He said that about Abreu last year.

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

        [thinks for a second]

        Nope, I don’t miss Bobby.

        • Makavelli

          What about John Sterling’s call…

          “Bobby Abreu…As Sweet As Candy!”

          You obviously miss that quite a bit…

          • jsbrendog

            not. one. bit.

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

              Man, I wish we could borrow Milton Bradley for a day to go threaten John Sterling in the press box.

              • johnny

                I wish I could have that dude around to sick on people whenever it’s handy.

                sleeping off a bad hangover when the middle school down the street gets out?

                send ol’ milty out there to scare em into taking a new route home from school and rest easy.

                Cabbie trying to drive up your fare?

                “hey milton, I think this driver might be a racist”

                the possibilities are endless.

  • anon

    I wouldnt go crazy saying he was ahead of his time. Blogs had their big media spotlight back in the 2004 presidential election.

    Pete was just ahead of the other dinosaurs in the BBWAA

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    >> With Twitter’s popularity, though, all of the beat writers are breaking the same news at the same time, so Pete’s blog had lost some of its uniqueness and usefulness. Still, I’d like to thank Pete for basically changing the way beat writers disseminate news to the fans. >>

    Agreed, although I would always default to him for the ‘official/unofficial’ Yankees news.

    I wish him luck in Boston, but I’m not completely sure why one would choose that hornet’s nest over New York.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Money probably.

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

      I wish him luck in Boston, but I’m not completely sure why one would choose that hornet’s nest over New York.

      Maybe he’s a big fan of not having to bathe daily and dating your first cousin. Shot in the dark.

      • johnny

        nicely done.

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        Gee tommie, it appears I’m the Johnny Damon and/or Derek Jeter to your Mark Teixeira today…

    • handtius

      Good luck in the 9th gate Pete. No offense, I for one, hope you are done doing your in-game blogging in the earliest of October!

      Boston won at something this year.

      Whose you your new A-rod over there?

  • Sleeping with the enemy

    How can you peolple trust a man that openly routes for the Patriots?

  • Wayno2424

    The only place Pete was a pioneer was at five guys and krispy kreme. As the months went on and his blog’s popularity grew, so did his contempt for his readers. Reminds me of another overweight NY sports personality.

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

      A) My fat joke was funnier.
      B) Mike Francesa makes Peter Abraham look like Steven Hawking.

      • Makavelli

        B) Mike Francesa makes Peter Abraham look like Steven Hawking.

        Steven Hawking is a brilliant man…but why would anybody want to LOOK like Steven Hawking?

      • Accent Shallow

        Say what you will about Pete, but I’m pretty sure he’s neither a renowned astrophysicist/British/a sufferer of Lou Gehrig’s disease

        /deliberately obtuse

  • http://yankees.lhblogs.com Peter Abraham

    Thanks to Joe for all the kind words. Much appreciated. The same to those who also said nice things.

    I didn’t really understand some of the replies here, which is probably just as well.

    Enjoy the rest of the season, the Yankees have a hell of a team.

    • Sleeping with the enemy

      how can we know if this is lejit?

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        It is.

        • Sleeping with the enemy

          How do we know that was lejit?…lol

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

            It’s turtles all the way down.

            And: L-E-G-I-T

            • Sleeping with the enemy

              Lejit?

              • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

                It’s French for “The Jit?”

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

                  Is the “t” silent?

                  Like, “leh-ghee”

            • Makavelli

              http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MRFp3hCWa20

              I haven’t seen this video in ages…and I can’t watch it at work…but I think I remember Jose Canseco and Mark McGuire being in the video…

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            /Jim the Jew’d

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

      Thanks, bro. We had some agreements and disagreements, and ribbed you from time to time, but your blog was important and you’re a good reporter.

      Have fun in Boston.

      Oh, and… Hey Peter: Watch your cornhole, buddy.

      • Scooter

        Good luck, Pete – and thanks for the tons of info you provided over the last few years.

        (And good luck keeping the knuckleheads off the new blog. Listen to WEEI for a few minutes and you’ll get the idea)

        • Makavelli

          The morning show is brutal…even the fans of Boston can’t stand them. All they do is talk about politics and how horrible democrats are and how every republican makes complete sense…and when the fans call in to give their two cents…they harrass them and put them down. And this is in Massachusetts…

          I’m not a Democrat OR a Republican…it’s kind of entertaining to listen to…just for the mere fact that the Boston fans get incredibly angry…

          • Whitey14

            Dennis and Callahan = Awful

            Dale and Holley = Much better

    • jsbrendog

      please just don’t fall prey to the gammons hype machine. i dont ever want to go to your blog and read that the sox won’t trade tim wakefield unless they can get an albert pujols like impact player back.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        I seriously still can’t believe Gammons wrote what he did about Penny/Smoak.

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

          Well, technically he didn’t. We just conflated it a bit, like how Tina Fey made it seem like Sarah Palin actually said “I can see Russia from my house”.

          But whatevs, keep rollin with the goofs.

    • Makavelli

      Write a piece on how the Red Sox being cheap and not spending as much money on their players (when they certainly can) doesn’t benefit the fans personally by any means like they pretend it does…

    • matt b

      Best of luck, Pete–you’ll be missed and thanks for your wonderful contribution these past few years. And congratulations on taking the next step in what I hope will be a long and memorable career.

    • Whitey14

      Welcome to the good side Mr. Abraham, may your next blog be as good for Red Sox fans as this one is for Yankees fans!

  • ADam

    Pete Abe Is the Man.. Plain and Simple. He’s a really cool guy in person and IMO the best sports writer in the Country.

    I remember meeting him in Baltimore and he was really cool to my brother and I. We chatted for a moment about baseball and I just thought that was really cool of him.

    He also is very Candid, which is rare in sports media. I wish him nothing but the best in Boston, The only thing I worry about for him is that the Boston fans don’t like it one bit when the media is candid about there boys….

    I hope the first time he calls out Papleboner for being a jack@$$ or that JD Drew Is soft, Or that David Ortiz is a steroid user that the fans in Boston don’t turn on him… and stop reading… They Hate Candidness is Boston… They don’t want to hear the negative.. they only want to hear there news from Peter Gammons…

    Good Luck Pete, Again I hope the Boston Fans Realize who and what they are getting and Appreciate it

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

      Well Said. I Agree with Your comment.

      • Sleeping with the enemy

        where is your snarky sarcastic comment?
        ver unlike you…im kinda dissapointed

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

          You didn’t look hard enough. Try again.

          • Sleeping with the enemy

            ahhhhh now i see it…

            • Makavelli

              If this continues…and TSJC slides into the “enemy” role…will this mean that you’re sleeping with him?

              lol

      • ADam

        Thanks, I was in Boston, The Day the Ortiz story broke… and No one…. No one in Fenway that wanted to accept it… they refused to believe… They totally have the blinders and dont want to hear anything bad about there red sox…

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

          That was a Crazy Day Indeed. Those Fans in Boston refuse to Believe Anything… they like to Delude Themselves.

          • ADam

            Yes, Unless of course.. it is peter gammons talking about his man love for Dustin Pedroia, or how the red sox have “too much pitching”

          • SF Yanks

            IETSC

            (I Enjoyed This Sneaky Comment)

        • Makavelli

          And when you add the 10 day break so he could talk it over with his lawyers, the players association coming immediately to his aid, and ESPN along with all major websites barely giving it half the coverage Arod’s story got…you get the head scratches and conspiracy theorists coming out wondering what’s going on…

          • ADam

            Such a Joke… I dont even get irritated anymore.. I actually laugh at espns coverage

      • Marcus

        Give ADam a break, he’s German.

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

          (golf clap)

    • Makavelli

      So true about Boston reporters…it’s like the exact opposite in New York lol

  • Scott

    I’m an avid LoHug Yankees Blog reader of Pete’s and was upset to hear the news. I’m interested in seeing who will replace him but I have a feeling that they will not be able to be as good as he was. I’ve been searching around for new blogs, almost like looking for a new girlfriend, and found this one. Enjoy reading it so far and might make it my 1 stop Yankees blog in a few weeks.

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

      I’ve been searching around for new blogs, almost like looking for a new girlfriend, and found this one.

      Welcome aboard.

      (P.S. We are totally gonna cheat on you with your best friend and break your heart. You’ve been warned.)

      • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

        At least here he won’t have to scroll down 836 pages to read a reply to his comment.

  • cr1

    I use another SN on Pete’s blog and never mention this site or the other two or three I go to regularly, because nothing could be worse for a blog with a reasonably intelligent set of regulars than to be cursed with an onslaught from Pete’s Moronic Millions.

    Please be discreet and don’t go talking up the good spots over there, or we’ll wake up the week after Pete leaves and find ourselves inundated with pointless blather — and not always about the Yankees, or even baseball — about Springsteen and favorite sitcoms.

    S-h-h-h…

    • Whitey14

      Speaking of Springsteen…;-)

  • http://z.about.com/d/tvcomedies/1/0/F/-/-/-/judge310_72.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    I’m a little late to the party but just wanted to add my well-wishes for Pete Abe. There’s no denying that his blog was a great source of information for all of us. I’m sure that no matter how some might feel about him personally, we all wish him the best luck in his future endeavors.

  • Joey

    Never liked Pete but wish him the best. RAB is and has always been better.

  • Bo

    He’s a good beat writer who does let his personal bias get in the way.

    But what MSM member is objective? And what beat writer is? Hes a guy who grew up a Sox fan here.

    So he hates Girardi, A-Rod, Melky, etc. Doesnt mean he didnt get the job done.

  • Little Bill

    People are always greatly praised when they’re dead or gone, but Pete Abraham doesn’t deserve it. Pete would constantly bash players who he didn’t believe were Red Sox caliber. Players such as Robbie Cano, Joba Chamberlain, Nick Swisher, and of course Alex Rodriguez.

    If they aren’t “gritty and gutty” enough for Pete, he always went out of his way to bash them. Everytime Cano makes an out with RISP, Pete posts how terrible Cano is, but never mentions a word of how he has had one hell of a season. Never mentions how A-Rod came back early from hip surgery and is a big part of the team’s turnaround. Pete Abraham is trash.

    • Jake s

      You are insane. He’s posted Cano’s stats with RISP/bases loaded, which are not good. He’s been singing Swisher’s praises all year and making fun of KW for giving him away. He’s criticized Joba after lousy starts like everyone else. A-Rod you might have a point, but the rest of this is nonsense.

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