Dec
02

Open Thread: A Tribute To Old Reliable

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I am far too young to remember the days of Tommy Henrich, but Old Reliable sure has a special place in the hearts of so many Yankee fans. The following poem was written by lifelong Yankee fan Joe Ribando, Sr., and was sent is to us by his son Joe Jr.

A Tribute To Old Reliable
by Joe Ribando, Sr.
December 2, 2009

Sad news was heard on this December day
Tommy Henrich has passed away.
A Yankee great of the past, as the story is told
He left this earth at 96 years old.

Why remember a player of days long ago
When teams played hard, not just for show?
When traditions were built on the field so green
Rooted in guts and drive, and skills oh so keen.

A great player in April, June and September
But his post season record will long be remembered.
Mickey Owens dropped strike in the series of ’41
The batter?  Yes Henrich, he was the one.

Or perhaps it was the classic of 1949
When Tommy hit the walk off homer, the first ever, so fine!
To four series rings he helped bring to fruition
Adding to the lore and mystique of Yankee tradition.

Thirteen seasons in pinstripes, part of so many great teams
To be a Yankee for life is as great as it seems.
Even better is the respect bestowed by your peers,
Of their confidence in you as a player and a man without fear.

As time moves on few fans remember the past
Of the paths that were paved and honors so vast.
But the biggest honor of all, a title undeniable
Is to be known forever as the great Yankee, “Old Reliable.”

R.I.P., Tommy.

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Here’s your open thread for the night. The Knickerbockers are in Orlando, and The Quest For 0-82 returns home to face the Mavericks. Anything goes, just be nice.

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

    I both love, and at the same time, vehemently hate this poem.

    • Evil Empire

      I feel the same way. While I appreciate the effort Mr. Ribando Sr. put into it, this particular stanza (I hope that’s the right term, I’m stupid with this stuff) rather irks me:

      “Why remember a player of days long ago
      When teams played hard, not just for show?
      When traditions were built on the field so green
      Rooted in guts and drive, and skills oh so keen.”

      The implication is pretty clear. Players back in the day actually gave a shit and put forth an effort, while of course today’s players only care about the money. It was all about tradition and grit and glory back in the day. Now its all petty bullshit fanfare.

      I mean no disrespect to the guy who wrote the poem but that part ridiculous.

  • Salty Buggah

    I really think my computer sucks. First, Google Chrome suddenly started crashing 7-8 times a day after working so well for a long time. Then, I switched to Firefox a while back. It was great at first but now its has crashed 29 times (And I’m not exaggerating, this is my count so far and I might have missed some) in the past 45 hours. It has to be my computer right?

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

      Sounds like you’ve got a virus.

      Shoulda used this: http://tinyurl.com/virusprotectionsoftware

      • Salty Buggah

        It cant be. I just cleaned out the whole system like a month and half ago. And I have a virus protection software (or else DU doesn’t let you use their internet). I even remove all the threats everyday using Spybot.

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

          Maybe God doesn’t like you. Maybe it’s that.

          http://www.theonion.com/content/node/34156

        • Salty Buggah

          Actually, it could be. I did have this weird phony virus protection program running that was forcing me to scan the computer and pay for a subscription (and if didn’t, I opened up some porn sites). But I cleaned it out last week.

          • Salty Buggah

            *it opened up porn sites

            • Jose

              What Antivirus do you run? Do you only use Spybot for removing spyware?

              • Salty Buggah

                Symantec (I think). I thought I had AVG but the people at DU must have switched it.

                • Jose

                  The Antivirus software that universities use are usually pretty good. I would use http://www.sunbeltsoftware.com.....i-Spyware/ to scan for spyware. Spybot isn’t the greatest. The trial version of CounterSpy does remove spyware, so you don’t have to worry about buying it. I would try that and hope for the best. Otherwise, good luck.

                • Salty Buggah

                  Thanks bro. I’ll try that and see what happens.

    • Jose

      Is it crashing on different websites?
      Try the Beta version of Firefox and see if that works.
      http://www.mozilla.com/en-US/firefox/all-beta.html

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      How old is your computer?

      • Salty Buggah

        Got it Christmas 2005 so 4 years

        • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

          It shouldn’t bee too much of a problem. It might be a virus.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    It’s no “Joba We Profess Our Love To Thee,” but it was really nice. Well done!

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

      ENCORE! ENCORE!

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Can’t find it. I can write another poem about something else, if people would like.

        • Teix is the Man

          Hughes!

        • Evil Empire

          I think a nice ballad for Mo would be fitting.

        • Salty Buggah
          • JMK aka The Overshare

            Yes, that’s it!

            • Salty Buggah

              All I typed in the search box was “JMK Joba poem” and it was the first result

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

          Write a poem about the excruciation and ennui that mryankee feels as the seconds tick by and we never get any closer to the Joba-McAllister-Romine-Laird for Halladay deal that he so wants in the bosom of his heart.

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

          There was a man, gallant, fair and handsome
          Bless with skill and talent; his name was Ransom

          • Evil Empire

            I just died a little on the inside.

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

            Power, agility, intellect, speed and grace,
            Hits the ball a country mile and has a lovely face,
            Is it Homer Bush? Morgan Ensberg? Alex Ochoa?
            Shane Victorino? No, it’s Angel Berroa!

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              I’ve been trumped.

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

                A man’s man plays for the Oakland A’s.
                He likes to drink and he hates the gays.
                He goes by the name of Travis Buck,

                … actually, nevermind. This is a bad idea. Let’s stop there.

                • Evil Empire

                  O listen ye men while I tell with glee
                  The legend and story of Joe Girardi
                  Struggle mightily he did in 2008
                  Only for 2009 to be considered one of the greats

                  He braved the criticism and possible disgraces
                  And did it all with a mouth full of braces
                  Faithful and fair, tried and true
                  The man won it all by doing what he had to do.

                • Salty Buggah

                  That was amazing

                • Evil Empire

                  Cashman the genius
                  Made the best team last season
                  Glory FOREVER

                • Marcus

                  LOL

                  tsjc, please keep ‘em coming.

            • ColoYank

              It looks like we’re in the doggerel days of early December.

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

                  A truly inspired non-sequitur, TSJCAKARU, baffling, yet poetic, tinged with sarcasm and spice.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          OK guys, I have a little work to do from home (left work early because I realized one of the cats peed on my suit), but I’ll do a few of them.

          Bear in mind I’m terrible at poetry. Don’t get your hopes up.

  • Nick

    Is it just me or is Danilo Gallinari turning into a pretty nice player?

    …not that anyone cares about the Knicks…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
    • http://theyankeeway.mlblogs.com/ Keanu Reeves

      I want to care about the Knicks…it’s just so hard sometimes.

      And yes, Gallinari has been pretty impressive. He’s got me semi-excited.

      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        TMI.

    • Zack

      He can shoot, dont know if he can do much else.

      It’s tough to care when 50% of their roster is going to change and you dont know who’s coming or not.

      • Ivan

        Gallinari can sure shoot his ass off no question. He’s also a better athlete than given credit for as well.

        Besides Gallinari isn’t going anywhere. D’Antoni loves him and same with Walsh. Besides I,ve always been big fan of Gallinari.

        • Zack

          I didnt say he was going anywhere, but probably 6 out of 14 guys are gone.

          “Besides I,ve always been big fan of Gallinari.”
          Starting when?

          • Ivan

            Since he was drafted. Maybe big is a tad much, but I,ve always been a fan nevertheless since the 08 draft.

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

              I wasn’t a fan of Gallo, but he’s improving nicely.

              I wanted Eric Gordon, though. Would still prefer him.

              • Ivan

                I would prefer Gallo over Gordon.

                We’ll have to wait til 5 years from now.

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

          Gallo, Douglas, Chandler, and Hill are all staying next year.

          Here’s the plan, as of now:

          Gallinari, Douglas, Chandler, and Hill are the young turks. LeBron signs a max deal. Eddy Curry and Jared Jeffries, who are both just semi-desirable by themselves but have the benefit of being expiring contracts, are bundled up with a 2012 draft pick (and possibly one of the four above players) for a sign-and-trade for LeBron’s running mate, whether that’s Bosh, Joe Johnson, D-Wade, whatevs.

          Then, D-Lee and Harrington are offered veteran exception deals to return at reduced rates to play with that LeBron-Bosh-Gallo-Douglas-Chandler-Hill core. First one to take it gets it. Everyone else (Hughes, Duhon, Nate, etc.) can come back on cheapo deals or go elsewhere and be replaced by other guys willing to sign cheapo deals to come play with the new Eastern badboys.

          Plan B is, Bron comes by himself, we let Curry and Jeffries stay and walk the following year, and sign a max player THAT winter for Bron’s sidekick.

          • Ivan

            AND…What if Bron doesn’t show up?

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

              A) Take Wade instead
              B) Take Joe Johnson instead
              C) sit on the cash and wait for Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, etc.

              The strategy is sound regardless. You’re not winning anything in the NBA without a superstar, so if you don’t have a superstar, you have to burn your team down and wait for the opportunity to sign a superstar.

              But realistically, where else is LeBron gonna go? Nobody can offer him the opportunity the Knicks can. The Knicks now are like the Yankees of the 80′s or the 2000′s… it’s only a matter of time until we’re back on top again, because we’re a destination that marquee players want to play for.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                Why you say that? The Yankees are a completely different animal than every other professional sorts team. What exactly is it about the Knicks that would draw Lebron to them over any other team?

                (If the answer is obvious pretend it’s not, I don’t watch basketball).

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  In fact, I would argue that big FA’s want to come to the Yankees originally (like, back when we bought Ruth originally) because we had the most money and then because we had a ridiculous unparallelled run of sucess and a rich owner.

                  What do the Knicks offer? They have a decent tradition but nothing really special as far as I know.

                • Ivan

                  Think about this:

                  You know’s #1 in forbes, in richest basketball team?

                  The New York Knicks. And NY has had as much basketball history as baseball. Trust Me, nobody compares to the yanks, but the Knicks compared to most frnachises in sports are just as lucrative.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Trust Me, nobody compares to the yanks

                  TSJC:

                  The Knicks now are like the Yankees of the 80’s or the 2000’s

                • Nady Nation

                  “What do the Knicks offer? They have a decent tradition but nothing really special as far as I know.”

                  - Playing in New York City (Have you ever been to Cleveland?)
                  - Playing every night in the mecca of basketball
                  - The largest media market in the world, leading to exponentially more endorsement deals
                  - The challenge and opportunity to bring a team with a storied franchise and starving fanbase its first title in 40 years. (If Lebron won here, he’d be bigger in this city than Jeter)
                  - A young team in good salary cap position going forward to bolster the roster around him (unlike Cleveland)

                  Can you really not figure out what NY can offer Lebron? It’s not that hard.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  Mecca of basketball? Yeah, when there’s a good team. Like any other team.

                  Last year they were chanting “MVP” to Kobe at the Garden. Please.

                  You know what Cleveland has to offer? A good team.

                  (BTW, NY is a baseballtown. He would NOT be bigger than Jeter).

                • Nady Nation

                  No. Madison Square Garden, the building, is known as the mecca of Basketball.

                  I was at that Kobe game. The crowd was probably 60-70% Laker fans. Them, and the corporate non-fans with nothing invested in the game were the ones chanting. And please, are you trying to act like NY baseball fans are sophisticated or intelligent? Do you not recall Yankee fans booing the likes of Jeter, Mo, and A-Rod?

                  Do you know why Cleveland has a good team? Because LEBRON IS ON IT. They’re a lottery team if you take him off that roster.

                  And Lebron most certainly would be bigger than Jeter if he won a championship here. NY was a basketball town in the 90s. Also, basketball is the only major sport with only one NY team that everyone to unite over. Combine that with the fact that Lebron would be breaking a 40 year curse and winning the franchise’s only third title, and he would be King of NY, more so than Jeter.

                • Nady Nation

                  *can unite over.

              • Ivan

                Agreed. I have hard time believing the Knicks will be shut out in 2010.

                The Knicks will rise again.

                Think about, us knick fans since birth never saw our team win the championship…that’s not cool, not at all.

                • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

                  Indeed, Ivan. Indeed.

              • Zack

                Whatever does happen, it is better then what has been happening.

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    ok, i know lots of you guys hate superstition and absurdity it brings, so i thought, as a superstitious guy, id share my revolution with you (from saturday)

    ever appalachian state football game i have ever attended, after having had shrimp cocktail as part of the pre-game tailgating festivities, has been won handily–including 2 recent national championships. at the first round of the playoffs, against last year’s victim south carolina state, i again brought the luscious shrimp, ketchup and horseradish delight.

    except it fell of the wall of a three story parking deck.

    distraught, i ran down to eat it as quickly as i could. or, clean it up as my wife directed. (although i was tempted to eat just one)

    after a rough and poorly played game, we did in fact win anyway, causing me to learn a very important lesson:

    eating the shrimp had nothing to do with any of our victories.

    its ME! i just have to come to the game!!!

    • Marcus

      Are you sure it wasn’t the forearm of an ablino African you had stuffed in your back pocket?

      http://www.examiner.com/x-5445.....orm-Africa

      [sidenote: I do not intend to make light of the killing of albino Africans, but rather use it as an example of superstitions brought to their most extreme, tragic, and illogical end.]

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        They also taste like shrimp cocktail.

  • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Mike… I’m sure it’s tough for you to think about hockey on a day like today, but there’s a pretty decent hockey game going on tonight (Canucks at Devils).

    RIP Valiquette.

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Annnnd Elias promptly goes down with an injury. Fuck you, karma.

      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Elias back on the ice… We’re cool, karma, no worries.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Eh, Devils have been doing fineeven w/the injuries.

        • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Yeah, but that doesn’t mean it’s no problem if their top scorers start getting hurt.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            True, but they’re playing so well I’m actually not too worried.

            • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Dude, come on. If Travis Zajac goes down with an injury tonight you’re going to say ‘eh, they’re playing well with all the injuries anyway, so no worries?’ You think recalling Tim Sestito to fill the spot of an injured first or second line forward is going to do the trick?

              It’s great that they’ve withstood the injuries thus far, but let’s count our blessings and not get too cocky/unrealistic here.

              • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                I’ll corss my fingers and hope we stay hot long enough for our guys to get healthy again.

                No use worrying about the Devils potentially playing badly in the future when they’re playing well now. Besides, hockey is a streaky sport anyway.

                • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Ugh. I didn’t say I’m going to jump off a bridge if someone gets hurt or that I’m freaking out about them playing poorly in the future. I said it would be unfortunate if one of their top scorers were to get hurt. I’m not sure how that’s a sentiment any fan could disagree with.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  No, you didn’t say any of that. Nor did I say you said that. I just said I feel good about the Devils right now, even with the injuries, and they’re a good team so I’m not worried.

                  That’s it.

                • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Ok. You said things in this conversation that had nothing to do with what I’d said, and if they weren’t intended to respond to things I said then I don’t know what purpose they have in this conversation, but fine. Not worth bothering with any further.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  What?

                  You said, “Annnnd Elias promptly goes down with an injury. Fuck you, karma.”

                  I said: “Eh, Devils have been doing fine even w/the injuries.”

                  Off topic…how?

                  I was saying that I was still confident in the team despite the injuries. After you got upset about an injury.

                  Uhhh…?

                • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  It’s like we’re participating in different conversations. If you want to get into it, I’ll oblige, but I’d really rather not and I don’t think anyone else will appreciate it if we do.

                • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

                  You have a way of getting under my skin that even TSJC doesn’t have. It’s damn annoying.

                  *Sigh* Best for all concerned we end this thread.

                • JMK aka The Overshare

                  Hah. You guys are like an old, deaf married couple.

    • UWS

      I knew there was a reason I liked you, Mondesi.

      Devils fans, represent!!

      • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I feel like there’s a pretty decent-sized group of Devils fans who read/comment here… Or maybe we’re just vocal. I guess fans get more vocal when their team is, you know, good.

        http://www.hiyoooo.com/

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

          Han Solo (Peter): You guys seem like crazy morons to me.
          Luke Skywalker (Chris): You don’t believe in the Force, do you?
          Han Solo (Peter): Oh, you mean that thing you just found out about, like, three hours ago and are now judging me for not believing in it?
          Luke Skywalker (Chris): Do you believe in anything?
          Han Solo (Peter): Uh, yeah. Didn’t you see my Kabbalah bracelet?
          Luke Skywalker (Chris): What’s Kabbalah?
          Han Solo (Peter): About a buck seventy-five. Hahaha! Honestly, I have no idea. I’m just a slave to trends.

  • Ivan

    Fun Fact:

    The View is more entertaining than Nets Basketball.

    • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      You know how I know you’re gay? You think The View is more entertaining than an NBA game.

      • ColoYank

        Not that there’s anything wrong with that.

      • Ivan

        Have you watch The Nets play?

        Their “Hide the women and children” bad.

        • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Yup. Still better than The View. Sorry… I know it was just a joke, but you chose the wrong show to compare it to. That show is awful.

          • Ivan

            Just like the Nets. Iight maybe that is taking it too far. Their are a NBA team…I think.

          • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

            You mean to tell me that you don’t like to turn on your TV in the morning and hear-

            “cluck, cluck, cluck, CLUCKAAAAAWWWWK! cluck, cluck, cluck, CLUCKAAAAAWWWWK! cluck, cluck, cluck, CLUCKAAAAAWWWWK! cluck, cluck, cluck, CLUCKAAAAAWWWWK!”

            What’s wrong with YOU?!?

            • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              Yeah, I hear you, I find Morning Joe to be irritating, too.

              • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                BTW-Those are authentic hen noises. Dug that up from some farmer’s blog.

                • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  That’s true dedication to your craft, right there.

                • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

                  *pats self on back*

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

                  In a related story, I have a huge cock.

          • Jack

            The View : TV :: Cody Ransom : Baseball

          • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

            Ugh, my mother loves that show. The funny thing is that my mother complains incessantly about how her mother does nothing but yap yet mom still like “The View”. Go figure.

  • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

    BIGGEST. OFFSEASON. YANKEE. SURPRISE.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    The Blue Jays are interested in “the big 4,” Joba, Hughes, AJAx and Jesus. Color me surprised.

    Oh well I’m glad our GM is smart and won’t trade all of them for Doc. <3

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      You mean . . . . THAT THEY WOULD ACTUALLY TAKE DEM BUMS OFF OUR HANDS FOR A GRITTY, GUTTY, STUD LIKE HALLADAY? GET OUT!!!!

      • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

        /LannyBoGrantSal’d

    • Brandon

      NO WAY!

    • TheLastClown

      I like how in the MLBTR post about this and says “not necessarily all four”

      I don’t want to trade for Doc.

  • Ivan

    I don’t know about you guys, but im pretty damn excited for Mayweather vs. Pacquiao fight coming soon.

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      Pacquiao FTW.

  • Evil Empire

    Random baseball question!!!

    How does RAB think Chris Young of the San Diego Padres is going to do next year? I am in no way whatsoever suggesting we trade for him. I’m just curious if anyone thinks he’ll bounce back to his 06/07 form.

    Bill James predicts 101 IP and a 4.23 FIP. I think he had shoulder issues if I recall, so that sounds like a fair enough projection.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      Wild guess. He’s on your fantasy team.

      • Evil Empire

        Nope. I don’t play fantasy baseball.

        I’m honestly just in that bad of a baseball withdrawal right now, and I do think he is an interesting case to talk about in terms of projections.

    • steve (different one)

      i think he’ll average about 12 points, 2 assists, and 3 blocks per game

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        And that’s just pitching.

  • Slugger27

    guys, im havin a debate with my dad… mostly pertaining to the authors and regulars of this site but anyone is free to answer

    with the game on the line in the 9th inning, down a run bases loaded or whatever, who do u want at the plate, arod or jeter?

    i wont tell u which i think yall will pick, just curious as to who of the 2 u choose… tsjc your opinion is valued with both of us, so id appreciate ur input

    • Jack

      A-Rod.

      • Slugger27

        thank u

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Jeter.

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        My justification:

        You only need a base hit, and Jeter has a higher average than A-Rod (A-Rod 305, Jeter 317).

        • TheLastClown

          I was thinking this too, and had a whole long-winded argument brewing, and I looked at the #s.

          A-Rod’s OBP is higher, marginally, career-wise, than Jeter.

          It’s kind of a wash, if you’re talking about “clutchiness” or whatever.

          There have to be runners @ 2nd & 3rd, if you’re down by one run, to necessitate only a base hit. So in that particular situation, I guess you could say Jeter.

          But anything else, it’s got to be A-Rod.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            You have a point. A good one.

            If there’s men on 2nd and third and 2 outs-Jeter.

            Every other situation involving the tying run: A-Rod.

            So in this scenario, I revise to A-Rod.

        • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

          HOWEVER…

          Man on first, I take A-Rod every time and twice vs. Joe Nathan.

    • TheLastClown

      To throw in my pennies…

      A-Rod

      • Slugger27

        ur a good man

    • A.D.

      Assuming its 2009 & there is a RISP….Jeter, better chance of getting a hit & getting on base. Anything else A-Rod

      • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

        A-Rod is MUCH better than Jeter in RISP situations in 2009.

        A-Rod RISP 2009: .265/.409/.450
        Jeter RISP 2009: .259/.380/.356

        • A.D.

          I’m going with actual batting avg/obp, but fair enough on the RISP numbers.

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      Derek Jeter Career Stats w/ 2 outs and RISP: .313/.417/.446. (OPS .864)
      Alex Rodriguez Career Stats w/ 2 outs and RISP: .272/.405/.479 (OPS .884)

      It’s close. And looking up other “clutch stats” A-Rod has a slight advantage. But they’re both great.

      http://www.baseball-reference......r&t=b

      http://www.baseball-reference......r&t=b

    • steve (different one)

      2009 Pies
      A-Rod: 2
      Jeter: 0

      • Slugger27

        i like your style of thinking!!

        so is your answer arod? cuz u were one of the guy he definitely wants an opinion out of?

        • steve (different one)

          does your dad post here?

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        Francisco Cervelli and Juan Miranda also have more pies than Jeter. I still want Jeter up while losing in the nith. Or winning, for that matter. Or tied.

      • steve (different one)

        i’m kindof with the crowd. if i need a single, Jeter. anything more, A-Rod.

    • Slugger27

      my dads gettin up in arms about the situation i typed thinking it influences yall… dont think too much about the runners or anything…. the basis of the argument was with the game on the line, which hitter would u rather have up there?

      i understand baserunners are important, but try to think of it as hypothetically not mattering

      • Jack

        The baserunner situation doesn’t really matter that much. A-rod can change the game with one swing of the bat.

      • TheLastClown

        But think of it like this:

        The game is on the line as much for a starting pitcher as it is when Mo comes in. You can’t just say, “What pitcher do you want with the game on the line?” You have to qualify it. Obviously you say Mo if it’s the late-inning pressure situation, but you don’t say Mo if it’s in the first & you want to actually get to the late-innings.

        The pitching example really shows the stark contrast that situations have on decision making, but more subtly, it applies to your question.

        In a specific situation, Jeter. More generally, A-Rod.

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

      I choose the Kobayashi Maru.

  • Slugger27

    he wants me to clarify a runner on 2nd and not bases loaded^^ if that means any difference to anyone

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Still Jeter.

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      Still A-Rod.

  • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

    Fuck.

    Not Brodeur’s best game.

    • Observer

      Brodeur is an American Citizen now. USA will go for the Gold now baby!!!!

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        In the Olympics Brodeur would play for the USA?

        If so, cool.

        Okay, REALLY not Brodeur’s game.

        Ah, well.

        • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          No, he’ll play for Canada.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Darn.

            Whatevs. Get a plucky college team whipped up and we’re off to the gold.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    It’s a poor ode to mryankee’s trade proposals.

    In the tune of Mariah Carey’s “Fantasy”:

    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)
    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)
    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)
    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)

    Oh, when you write the comments on RAB every night
    Proposing Roy, Albert, Matt, Timmy and looking blind
    I get kinda nauseous inside
    Mmm, mryankee I’m so confused by you
    Darling, if your misunderstanding of payroll and projected value only knew
    One guaranteed yr. for top prospects are the things that flow through my mind

    (But it’s just a) sweet, sweet fantasy, baby
    When I close my eyes
    RAB comes and they heckle thee
    (On and on and on)
    So deep in daydreams
    But Halladay for Joba, AJAX, Montero or Melky, and IPK is a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby

    They’re not images of small-market thinking
    Be cautious, stay patient, operate smartly
    The MSM Kool-Aid, you be drinkin’
    As your asinine proposals go to my head
    We’re better off with cost-controlled starters instead
    Especially when AJAX and Jesus take over
    Time and time and time again
    Roy will be in his mid-30s
    We’ll be paying top, top dollar for his decline
    You must be out of your mind

    (But it’s just a) sweet, sweet fantasy, baby
    When I close my eyes
    RAB comes and they heckle thee
    (On and on and on)
    So deep in daydreams
    But Halladay for Joba, AJAX, Montero or Melky, and IPK is a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby

    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)
    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)
    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)
    (Shoe do do do do do do no)
    (Shoe do do do do do do yeah)

    (But it’s just a) sweet, sweet fantasy, baby
    When I close my eyes
    RAB comes and they heckle thee
    (On and on and on)
    So deep in daydreams
    But Halladay for Joba, AJAX, Montero or Melky, and IPK is a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby

    I’d be in YSIII heaven
    With my Mo, Jesus, Melvin and Phil Nevin(?!)
    My lovely producing cost-controlled friends
    There’s no beginning
    And there is no end
    Flexibility is important for the Yankees
    $60 mil. for a rotation of three
    In their mid 30s
    Means you can’t get King Felix and you have no flexibility
    Feels like you’re dreaming
    Reading that shit has me reeling

    (But it’s just a) sweet, sweet fantasy, baby
    When I close my eyes
    RAB comes and they heckle thee
    (On and on and on)
    So deep in daydreams
    But Halladay for Joba, AJAX, Montero or Melky, and IPK is a sweet, sweet fantasy, baby

    Yeah, we like Holliday
    But not for 5/$80
    You know he’s overpriced, wait for Carl, kay?
    Can’t lock up corner spots ‘til 2020
    It’s poor strategic thinking and oh, by, by, by the way
    fuck signing Jason Bay!

    Sweet, sweet fantasy, baby
    Sweet, sweet fantasy, baby
    (Shoe do do do do do do NO!)

    • Jose

      I printed out a copy for my garden apartment.

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      I love you.
      (No homo…)

      • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

        It’s pretty difficult to tell an unrelated man you love him and expect us to believe it’s not homo.

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

          Yes, but he did say “no homo”.

          It’s right there, clear as day.

          • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

            Not to say I believe it.

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

      Where do you get the time to do these things?

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        I get to work REALLY early (7:45ish) and work like crazy to get tons of shit done by about 2. Then I RAB, facebook, Fark and read on company time until about 5:30, when I leave the office.

        I get home, make dinner and then catch up on more work at home while RABing. I just maximize my productivity for about a six-hour period, then I screw around the rest of the day. It’s easy. The hard part is pretending to be busy from 2-5:30. I have random excel files and data tables everywhere in case someone takes a peek.

      • Steve H

        Maybe at the dry cleaner while getting the cat pee out of his suit?

  • Zack

    How do you expect to win when you start Hassel and Boone? You’re going to lose, atleast give Lee and Terrence Williams court time.

  • http://threequarters.cementhorizon.com/archives/kool%20aid%20man.bmp The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Is anyone else watching the Devils game and, if so, did you just see that “Smells So Good” perfume store commercial? That commercial was pretty epic, I think I’d put that one right up there with the commercial for the Grand Prospect Hall.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    Good piece on Aroldis Chapman. There are serious questions about:

    -His stuff (92 MPH in workouts)
    -His control (He doesn’t have much)
    -His secondary pitches (doesn’t have that either)
    -His willingness to be a reliever
    -His unwillingness to show his value in Dominican Ball
    -His maturity
    -His coachability

    Other than that, he’s a sure thing.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I think I’d be happy with just Noel Arguellos or whatever his name is. This is the first time I’ve decided I just don’t think Chapman will pan out. Unless his price tag comes down by a lot, ehh, I think I’d pass.

      Cyclops Mateo is still out there!

      • Steve H

        +2

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      92 mph is still pretty hard, I don’t see why that would be an issue, what would be the reason for throwing any harder in workouts? If he is trying to build endurance by throwing more pitches, then he would only need to throw 92.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      To clarify: I’m not concerned about his fastball. I’m concerned about his lack of secondary pitches, his control and his mechanics. The immaturity and problems with coaching are speculative, but they certainly raise concerns.

      The thing about him not showing his value in Dominican ball is his handlers’ doing, not his. Same goes with the reliever thing. I wouldn’t read too much into that. They want to keep his projected value high, as they should.

    • http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d80/madamsteph/Sports/alg_melky.jpg Drew

      “His willingness to be a reliever”
      You mean he doesn’t want to cut his value by 75%?? What a douche.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        He’s effectively a minor league pitcher. He doesn’t get to make these decisions. The fact that he thinks he does tells you a lot. Read the article, his manager in Cuba called him “uncoachable”

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    (Verse)
    Mo, I lift Your name on high
    Lord, I love to see Your cutter
    I’m so glad You’re in the 9th
    I’m so glad You came to save us

    (Chorus)
    You came from heaven to Panama
    To show Jesus the way
    From the earth to the Cross-Bronx Expressway
    Our debt to pay
    From the mound to the parade
    From the 27th to the sky
    Mo, I lift Your name on high

    • Jack

      JMK, I appreciate you.

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

        +1

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Awww…you guys. This is like my prom night all over again! Except I won’t get so drunk that I pass out while still inside my ex (who is now a lesbian. Hmmm).

          • Steve H

            I’d say a good 25% of your comments leave me speechless, and that is a compliment.

  • Charlie

    this is just irresponsible rumormongering that i don’t necessarily believe but you know how the yankees now have a lot of middle infielders on the 40 man? what if thats because they are actually planning on trading cano sometime soon?

    • Jack

      I think you’re reading way too much into this.

      • A.D.

        Agreed, I don’t think anyone sees Corona, Russo, Nunez, or Pena as replacements for Cano. At least not for the ’10 season.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        More irresponsible rumor-mongering:

        The Mariners are close to reaching an agreement for RABer “Jack,” and have opened discussions with the Yankees to package “Jack” with Felix for Hughes, Cano and Z-Mac.

        But seriously, Charlie, I wouldn’t read much into it. Who could realistically take over for Cano within the system? Kevin Russo would probably be their best bet, and I just can’t see that happening.

        JMHO.

        • Jack

          I have a full no-trade clause.

          What now, bitches?

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

            What if the Yankees throw in Melvin?

            • Jack

              Throw in Melvin? Blasphemy!

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Whoa, buddy! You’ve crossed the line!

            • Charlie

              you mean what if melvin throws the yankees in

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

                Haha, well played.

      • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

        This. Trading Cano is outright dumb. Unless it’s for friggin Albert Pujols but yeah…

        • Jack

          I wouldn’t go that far. I just don’t see how the presense of Kevin Russo makes them any more willing to trade Cano.

        • Charlie

          i probably am reading too much into it. and i agree, trading cano would be a horrible move

  • andrew

    The CFO of MLB spoke at my school tonight. A few interesting, but unsurprising, tidbits:

    Selig does not like instant replay. As the game is making more and more of an effort to speed things up, Selig doesn’t want to slow the game down. In the generation of the blackberry, they fear losing the viewers in the younger generation.

    No salary cap. Although everyone cites the NFL as a league that has tremendous competitive balance with a salary cap, he pointed to the NHL who has lost more money than ever since adding their salary cap. The NFL has a TV deal which allows each team to essentially pay its entire roster before factoring in merchandising profits and ticket sales. Placing a salary floor in the MLB would work similarly to the NHL – force teams to spend money they don’t have and lose even more money than before.

    Revenue sharing – the best solution we have at the moment. He said they can’t help the fact that the Pirates ownership spends their money unwisely, and pointed to the Rays and Twins as teams with good owners, small payrolls, and successful franchises. He said if he could force the Pirates owners out of baseball, he would, but that he has no control over who buys teams.

    • A.D.

      In the generation of the blackberry, they fear losing the viewers in the younger generation.

      Interesting, he’s prob more likely to lose viewers by having mistakes riddle the game that could easily be fixed.

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

        +1

        Couldn’t you make the argument that not utilizing the technology the game has available would make MLB lose some of its younger audience?

        • andrew

          You could, but he said their efforts were at attempting to improve the game experience without slowing it down. The technology he discussed were things such as MLB Gameday, Live audio and viewing opportunities from MLB.com. He also brought up instances in the NFL where instant replay has failed to return the correct result (a bit of a strawman, i guess). Essentially, the vast majority of calls are correct, so the amount of times a game would have to go to instant replay in order to overturn a few calls did not seem worth it to him(seemed as though Selig was the main guy against replay though)

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

            The replay system could be easily overhauled to not make it so time consuming.

            • A.D.

              Yeah, plus I’d like to actual see the market data where if MLB games were 5-10 min longer that any current viewer would stop watching.

            • pat

              Yeah no shit. When we watch on TV we know within 15 seconds. Have somebody somewhere watch the replay on every single disputed call and relay it down to the field. We wouldn’t need these jackasses to have a board meeting on the field for 10 minutes every time there’s a disputed call. The mystery man in the booth makes the call and signals down to the field BOOM, play resumes.

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

                Ta da!

        • A.D.

          Yeah, they categorize the younger generation with “blackberries” a technology advance, and then say they don’t want to add technology to the game… a bit odd

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I know you’re trying to raise the collective IQ here with your interesting, thought-provoking piece and all, but dude, I’ve been on a roll with my dick and fart jokes. I’ve got a good thing going here; don’t take that away!

      • andrew

        my apologies, it won’t happen again!

  • http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d80/madamsteph/Sports/alg_melky.jpg Drew

    No disrespect, but poems ain’t my thang.

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

      /dirty look

    • TheLastClown

      In a related story, I hate sunshine.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Am I the only one who REALLY likes Dog the Bounty Hunter?

    • Rocky Road Redemption (formerly RAB poster)

      Eh, it’s all right. Ever since Dog got back from Mexico he’s been kind of dark.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Fucking chihuahuas always ruin everything.

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

          That works better when the subject is a noun.

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

    Nancy Newman is an odd looking woman.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      She looks like she’s had plastic surgery and it just didn’t go well, right?

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

        Yeah, that’s a good description. She’s very jagged looking, too.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Yeah, she has a big forehead, and a pointy nose but wide cheeks. It’s not that she’s ugly necessarily, she just doesn’t look symmetrical, if that makes sense.

          Final Would-I-Hit-It? verdict: Yes!

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

            Wouldn’t it be easier for you to post who gets a “no” on your Would-I-Hit-It? Verdict List?

            • Steve H

              In fairness, he has spent a lot of time in Vermont. That’ll screw up a man’s standards.

              • http://theyankeeway.mlblogs.com/ Keanu Reeves

                Hey now…I’ve lived in Vermont my whole life.

                My standards are just fine.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Good point. Throw some up. I’ll give you my honest opinion.

          • Charlie

            i hope you’re joking.. cause if not thats pretty fucking terrible

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              You wouldn’t hit that?

              • Charlie

                no way dude

              • Charlie

                cause of the age gap though theres not many 40 somethin year-olds i’d tap. you prob. have a different perspective

          • Jack
  • http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d80/madamsteph/Sports/alg_melky.jpg Drew

    Is it halftime yet?

    /Artest’d

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Will someone please gentrify me? Pleaaaaase?

      /Detroit’d

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

        Hooper: Always some white boy gotta invoke the holy trilogy. Bust this: Those movies are about how the white man keeps the brother man down, even in a galaxy far, far away. Check this shit: You got cracker farm boy Luke Skywalker, Nazi poster boy, blond hair, blue eyes. And then you got Darth Vader, the blackest brother in the galaxy, Nubian god!
        Banky Edwards: What’s a Nubian?
        Hooper: Shut the fuck up! Now… Vader, he’s a spiritual brother, y’know, down with the force and all that good shit. Then this cracker, Skywalker, gets his hands on a light saber and the boy decides he’s gonna run the fuckin’ universe; gets a whole clan of whites together. And they go and bust up Vader’s hood, the Death Star. Now what the fuck do you call that?
        Banky Edwards: Intergalactic civil war?
        Hooper: Gentrification! They gon’ drive out the black element to make the galaxy quote, unquote, safe for white folks. And Jedi’s the most insulting installment! Because Vader’s beautiful black visage is sullied when he pulls off his mask to reveal a feeble, crusty, old white man! They tryin’ to tell us that deep inside we all wants to be white!
        Banky Edwards: Well, isn’t that true?

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Awesome quote. Clerks?

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

            Chasing Amy

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              I’ve yet to see a Kevin Smith movie that wasn’t Dogma. Seriously.

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

                Well, see Clerks, Mallrats, and Chasing Amy tonight.

              • Marsha

                Dogma is on my top 10 list of best movies ever. I love Jay and Silent Bob.

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

            Clerks Star Wars discussion:

            Randal Graves: [talking about the second Death Star] A construction job of that magnitude would require a helluva lot more manpower than the Imperial army had to offer. I’ll bet there were independent contractors working on that thing: plumbers, aluminum siders, roofers.
            Dante Hicks: Not just Imperials, is what you’re getting at…
            Randal Graves: Exactly. In order to get it built quickly and quietly they’d hire anybody who could do the job. Do you think the average storm trooper knows how to install a toilet main? All they know is killing and white uniforms.
            Dante Hicks: All right, so even if independent contractors are working on the Death Star, why are you uneasy with its destruction?
            Randal Graves: All those innocent contractors hired to do a job were killed – casualties of a war they had nothing to do with.
            [notices Dante's confusion]
            Randal Graves: All right, look-you’re a roofer, and some juicy government contract comes your way; you got the wife and kids and the two-story in suburbia – this is a government contract, which means all sorts of benefits. All of a sudden these left-wing militants blast you with lasers and wipe out everyone within a three-mile radius. You didn’t ask for that. You have no personal politics. You’re just trying to scrape out a living.

    • pat

      hahahaha

    • Alex S

      i heard nick swisher shoots red bull into his system before the 6th inning

      • Steve H

        Red Bull=Nick Swisher’s piss.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Cold fusion=Nick Swisher’s cum.

          • steve (different one)

            overshare!

  • Salty Buggah

    Haha Epstein wants a middle of the order bat or a frontline SP for Papelbon. Yea, some dumbass GM will trade an ace for a closer.

    Not even the Royals can do that.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Well, even if the Royals wanted to, they couldn’t offer that (excluding Greinke). It’s for the best.

      • Salty Buggah

        Even though I didn’t intend to, I did say the Royals can’t do that.

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

      I don’t know, man. Don’t doubt the stupidity of some GMs.

      • Salty Buggah

        True

    • http://sports-odds.com/images/stories/yankees-arod-teixeira.jpg JobaWockeeZ

      I would say Omar Minaya but I forgot the fact Papelbon is grit white.

    • Steve H

      Yeah, who would they package with Greinke and Soria to get Papelbon? They just don’t have the bat.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        The best they can offer is Billy Butler. Kind of sad, actually.

        • Steve H

          Maybe they can sign Brad Penny, trade him for Smoak, then flip Smoak/Greinke/Soria to the Sox for Papelbon. Of course Theo would make the Royals throw in some money and draft picks (yes, I know they can’t be traded).

          /Johnny’d

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            I kinda feel bad for that guy, and I’m not exactly known for having much of a heart. His point was unfounded and he didn’t want to do the research, but he was treated pretty poorly, even so.

  • Andrew

    i truly dont understand why the braves just didnt keep one of gonzalez/soriano to close as opposed to giving up a first rounder for wags. whatevskis.

    • Mike Pop

      Well, they will get 1st round picks for Soriano and Gonzalez. Then the better deal is Wagner for one year instead of giving 2 or 3 or more for Gonzo or Soriano.

      I think it was a great move.

      • http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d80/madamsteph/Sports/alg_melky.jpg Drew

        Plus, Wagner is a pretty good closer in the NL.

      • steve (different one)

        plus the sandwich picks.

        mmmm….sandwich picks.

        • Mike Pop

          Eat ‘em up, they always go down smooth.

  • Crazy Eyes Killa

    Mark DeRosa anyone?

    • steve (different one)

      pass.

      someone is going to pay way too much for that guy.

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

      All sorts of pass.

    • Evil Empire

      He will get vastly superior offers to what I would sign the guy for at around 1/$5M.

  • donttradecano

    Interesting take on Gallinari from theknicksblog.com (talking about passing on Gordon)

    “you can find productive guards in any draft when you think about it. If you look hard enough you can. A 6?10 shooter who can get his shot off when being guarded (imagine when he actually has someone create some space and kick) is an absolute must to a team that has aspirations of being a really good team.”

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      He’d be a better asset if he could defend and rebound. Don’t get me wrong –I like the guy– I just wish he did more than shoot.

      Still, he has a lot of potential. He badly needs to hit the weight room, though.

    • Zack

      “an absolute must to a team that has aspirations of being a really good team.”

      So if they do get 2 max guys, Gallinari is going the the “absolutely must” of the Knicks being a good team?

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    So I’m really the only one who would hit Nancy Newman? Really? I’d take her over Kim Jones.

    • Evil Empire

      Kim > Nancy, but I’d tap either of ‘em.

    • Mike Pop

      Kim Jones is just a weird face. I could deal with that. I’d go the Kim Jones route there.

      • Evil Empire

        My friend says Kim Jones is fucking JACKED. Apparently she is a very muscular woman.

        • Mike Pop

          Could be fun.

          • Mike Pop

            Plus I dated a ‘Nancy’ once. Not going down that road again.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Did you beat her leg with a club?

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          She could throw me around. Ever see Brady Quinn’s girlfriend? Alicia Sacramone, the gymnast, knocked out a frat boy with one punch.

          Kinda hot.

          • Mike Pop

            JMK, I love you man.

            No homo.

            • JMK aka The Overshare

              Awww…By the way, thanks for the tip on Park Slope eateries. That place was excellent. The banana bread was fantastic. I understand the appeal to Park Slope, but holy lord, it’s annoying moms with double-strollers EVERYWHERE.

          • Evil Empire
            • JMK aka The Overshare
              • Evil Empire

                Wow she popped that fucker right in the mouth. I like how he’s writhing in agony on the ground and one of her friends is like “ALICIA! THAT WAS So0o0o0o0o0o funny! <3"

                You know she and BQ have a good time.

          • http://theyankeeway.mlblogs.com/ Keanu Reeves

            A kid on my baseball team last year went to school with her. Said the same thing about her. She’s an absolute animal haha.

    • http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d80/madamsteph/Sports/alg_melky.jpg Drew

      Kim got a real horse face. Nancy looks good on Yankee Mag when the wind is blowin.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    The quest for 0-82 continues.

    • http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d80/madamsteph/Sports/alg_melky.jpg Drew

      God Bless em. They took over my Heat’s yr 88-89 record.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Imagine this: John Wall, Devin Harris, Lebron, Brook Lopez in your starting 5. I’m not sure who’d play 2-guard in that rotation with Harris and Wall, but whatever. Or Harris, CDR, Lebron, Cousins, Lopez.

        Wow.

    • Evil Empire

      I don’t generally watch any type of basketball besides March Madness and NBA playoffs, but the epic fail of the Nets has actually made be more interested in the sport. Its an ongoing storyline worth following. Its just such a historical train wreck, it seems important to one day be able to say “I remember when that happened”.

  • Evil Empire

    Why the fuck is this person in the Hall of Fame? http://www.baseball-reference......fr01.shtml

    Honestly.

    Here’s the opening blurb from Wikipedia about him:

    “Frank Leroy Chance (September 9, 1876 – September 15, 1924) was a Major League Baseball player at the turn of the 20th century. Performing the roles of first baseman and manager, Chance led the Chicago Cubs to four National League championships in the span of five years (1906-1910) and earned the nickname “The Peerless Leader”.

    Chance was elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1946.”

    He was the player/manager on Chicaco Cubs’ last championship teams, that’s basically his claim to fame. Not good enough. I have a feeling the veteran’s committee is responsible.

    • http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d80/madamsteph/Sports/alg_melky.jpg Drew

      Wild shit went on in 1946. I ain’t about to dissect HOF votes.

    • Jack
      • Evil Empire

        Being part of a highly regarded double-player team that happened to be in a famous poem doesn’t cut it.

        Eh, there are a lot of people who don’t belong in the hall. This one stands out to me.

        • Jack

          I wasn’t saying he deserved it (none of the three should be), just pointing out why he’s in.

      • Jack