Nov
14

Open Thread: Uggla on the market

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(AP Photo/J. Pat Carter)

The Marlins have been mighty busy this weekend. They’ve already traded away the two key pieces they received in the Miguel Cabrera blockbuster, and today we found out that they intend to trade Dan Uggla as well. The second baseman turned down a fat four-year contract offer a week or so ago, so they’re trying to get something in return before he leaves as a free agent next offseason. Uggla is just one of nine players to hit 30+ homers in each of the last four years, and is the only middle infielder to do so (the others: Mark Teixeira, Alex Rodriguez, Prince Fielder, Adrian Gonzalez, Ryan Howard, Adam Dunn, Albert Pujols, and Miggy),

Consider this a preemptive strike: no, the Yanks will not go after him. Yes he’d be a perfect fit since he could play second, third, and DH, but they’re not going to give up a boatload of prospects for a freakin’ super-utility guy likely to make $10M+ in his final year of arbitration. It would work in a vacuum, but the cost far exceeds the most likely outcome. Just forget about it.

Anyway, here’s tonight’s open thread. The late MNF games should be entertaining enough, it features the Patriots at the Steelers. The Knicks are in action as well. Talk about whatever, just be cool.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama
    • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

      I swear, these days anyone can put together a profile and call themselves a sports analyst despite knowing nothing.

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

      Carl Crawford’s slash line in the 2010 playoffs: .143/.243/.286

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        Nothing worse than noticing a typo almost an hour later.

        • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

          I don’t see any typo?

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            It was .143/.143, not .143/.243

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

      Opt for an everyday 29-year-old all-around star who hit .307 last season in the same division as the Yankees, and who batted an eye-popping .359 with runners in scoring position.

      Carl Crawford, 2010 with RISP: .359/.400/.538/.938 in 178 PAs
      Carl Crawford, 2009 with RISP: .245/.337/.333/.670 in 177 PAs

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Opt for an everyday 29-year-old all-around star who hit .307 last season in the same division as the Yankees, and who batted an eye-popping .359 with runners in scoring position.

      Crawford’s a career .296 hitter. He hit .359 with RISP this year, in 178 PA. That’s awesome. Last year? .245, with just a .670 OPS. Almost like that’s not really a repeatable skill.

      Also, this guy’s hysteria about our lack of production from the OF because of the postseason is awesome because Crawford hit .143/.143/.286/.429 in this year’s ALDS before his team got bounced outta there.

      Not trying to say Crawford isn’t a very good player, and that Lee probably won’t be overpaid and get too many years. But that article’s reasoning is incredibly stupid – and Crawford will get too much money for too many years too, when he doesn’t fit the team’s needs as much as Lee does.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        aaaaughhhh you all beat me to it I hate all of you (no I don’t)

    • http://alex@alex.com alex

      Curtis Granderson, the most talented of the three regular outfielders, hit, .295 in the ALCS. But if you take away the huge World Series he had with Detroit a couple of years back, even Granderson is only .204 lifetime in postseason play.

      Granderson hit .095/.136/.143 in the 06 WS.
      He’s just making up stats lol.

      Wish FJM was back.

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

        He’s got a 1.000+ OPS in every postseason series he’s ever played in EXCEPT that one. Hah.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      I bet I could write a better article than that in my sleep.

    • Cecala

      As a Staten Islander, I know never to read SIlive. The fact that out of borough people read it is mindbottling.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      As a Staten Islander, I am asking you to please never, ever link to an article from SI Live ever again.

      I’m pretty sure that was worse than anything FJM ever commented on.

  • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

    Swisher, Joba, and Nunez for Uggla and Josh Johnson. Who cares about paying Uggla lots of money, he’ll provide pop off the bench, and it’s not my money anyway. Johnson is a beast, then we go sign Lee and Crawford. #28 baby!

    (am I doing this right?)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Over/Under: 8.5 callers on WFAN tomorrow proposing something ridiculous to get Uggla to the Mets

    • AJ

      Waaaay over. “Let’s give up Oliver Perez and Luis Castillo for Dan Uggla”

  • first time lawng time

    You know what championship team of the 90s dynasty was really random? 1999. I mean that team and series doesn’t really pop out team compared to the others. !996 was special because it was the first one in years and intense and they were the underdogs, 1998 was the greatest tean ever and all that, and 2000 was against the Mets. Then you have 1999 which is just kind of there.

    That’s my opinion at least.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      The 1999 team was like worlds better than the 2000 team though. Sorry, but that 2000 team is one of the worst teams to win the WS, ever. The 2008 Yankees had more wins than them, in a much harder division.

      • first time lawng time

        Haha, yeah but that team was more memorable, because of the Subway series.

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

          Or the 1999 team was more memorable because a) they went 11-1 in the playoffs, and b) they had a walkoff homer in the WS

          Also, I was at Game 4. It was awesome.

          • first time lawng time

            Yeah. I guess it just depends on the person. I mean, I think the reason I don’t find it as memorable as the others, is that you hear more about the other teams that’s all.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      Yeah, nothing really stood out from that team. It’s not like Jeter and Bernie had their best seasons ever or anything.

      • first time lawng time

        I’m just saying in general. I’m not looking at personal stats or anything. It just seems like that World Series doesn’t really stick out compared to the other ones.

    • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

      I agree. I don’t know why all these user’s are chewing you out for this. Your points are certainly valid.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Hakeen Nicks gets me excited in my crotchal region.

    FUCK YOU BOOTHE.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Word is that the Jays are the favorite to land Uggla. Can you imagine that Toronto lineup with a guy who knows how to hit them out but also get on base (11.4% BB rate last season)? Scary. Likely the third best team in the East if they manage to land Uggla.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      While getting Uggla would help, that depends on a lot. Can Bautista do what he did this year? Can Wells not utterly suck? Will their young pitchers go through too many growing pains? IMO, this isn’t really a bold statement, the Jays could be *really* good next year or *really* bad. Also, aren’t they losing a lot of bullpen guys?

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

        They’re losing Downs, Frasor, and Gregg, their 7th/8th/9th guys. That would be a pretty big issue if they can’t resign two of the three.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        They rumor of dealing Drabek, Snider, + for Greinke is developing momentum. If they trade for Uggla without losing anything significant and have a Greinke, Romero, Marcum, Morrow rotation I think they’ll have a good shot. Now, if they sign a bigger FA like Victor Martinez I think they could easily compete for the ALE crown. Whether or not that’s all possible is a different question.

    • first time lawng time

      3rd best? Do you think that Tampa Bay will be as good next year? (Serious question, I don’t mean that sarcastically). They’re getting rid of Crawford and Soriano, so they might be out of contention.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

        I doubt Tampa is going to be as good next season. They’re losing their entire bullpen, left fielder, and probably their first baseman. The Red Sox aren’t going to be plagued by injuries again, Toronto is taking baby steps forward, and the O’s are the O’s.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Saw “Due Date” this weekend w/the GF…good, funny, maybe not as funny as I wanted it to be, but still solid.

    • first time lawng time

      Movies have been so bad these last few years. Hollywood is really running out of ideas.

      Also, what’s with the price of tickets and popcorn and snacks and all that? So overpriced. Rip-off.

      • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Between this comment and your comment below re the 16 & Pregnant/Teen Mom marathon, I’m picturing you as, like, a 14 year-old Andy Rooney.

        • first time lawng time

          Haha I;m a very complex person.

          Seriously though, 16 and Pregnant/ Teen Mom just shows how bad the teleivision industry getting, as well as the movie. I mean it’s a pretty bad show and I kinda hate MTV, don’t get me wrong, but I find shows like that amusing.

          • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            No need to defend yourself, we all have our guilty-pleasures.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Ten Things I Hate About You, FTW.

              • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                I’m getting a Tercel. Yeah, that’s a Toyota.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  Hates him with the fire of 1,000 suns. And that’s a direct quote.

                  • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                    Dude I don’t even think that’s a guilty pleasure, that movie was just kinda good. I’m not even guilty about liking it.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              I like to take shits in the urinals at movie theaters.

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone watch the 16 & Pregnant/ Teen Mom marathon on MTV today?

    Those people are so gross and nasty (most of them are southern too, lol) and dumb but it is pretty entertaining.

    I didn’t watch most of it — only like 2 episodes but it was still amusing.

  • first time lawng time

    Top 3 guys with the worst/ most “interesting” suits:
    1. Don Cherry
    2. That guy from TBS (what’s his name?)
    3. Walt Frazier

    • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Craig Sager.

      If you really want to put together a good list of men in awful suits you should widen your search to NBA Draft night attire.

      http://bit.ly/a1YUvh (safe)

      • first time lawng time

        That is awful. I really don’t see how people have such bad taste in suits. I mean, suits are easy, just be safe, go with black and a nive tie, and you’re good to go. Don’t see why some many people screw it up.

        • Cecala

          They do it to get recognized. You are going to remember the guy in the fugly suit more than the announcer with the regular suit.

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        I love Dwyane Wade’s suit in that, that’s style.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Hey Matt, is UConn going to make a BCS game?!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Haha, I don’t know man. That’s a stretch. I was hoping for the Pinstripe Bowl! If they make it to that bowl, I’m so there.

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        Ha, me too. Is it the 2nd place Big East team that goes to it?

        • pat

          3rd.

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

            4th.

            • pat

              Yeah, that’s what meant.

          • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

            hmm, knowing how UConn football generally works, they’ll finish 2nd then. Mostly to spite Matt and I.

      • Apollo22237

        Its a big game against Syracuse, I am hoping I can go up and see that game with a few friends. There are a lot of optimistic people around here now, haha.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    People can bash the Yankees all they want for their payroll and what not…

    but it’s teams like the Marlins that are the real joke.

    • first time lawng time

      I hate it when people bash the Yankees for it. I shouldn’t care, but it’s soo annoying. People just need something to complain about.

  • first time lawng time

    Favorite teams in each of the 4 main sports that aren’t your first favorite (if that makes any sense).

    Favorites:
    1. Yankees (in no particular order)
    2. Knicks
    3. Rangers
    4. Cowboys

    Second Favorites:
    1. SF Giants
    2. Orlando Magic
    3. LA Kings
    4. Any team that isn’t the Jets or Red Skins

    Agree? Disagree? Opinions? Yours?

    • Cecala

      1 Yankees
      2) Never had a favorite like Jets > Giants but said Browns 5 years ago as a joke so yeah…
      3) Nets the horrible season made me a fan
      4) Rangers

      1)Royals
      2) same as 2
      3) Suns
      4) Oilers

      Yeah I like to be the anti-frontrunner

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      1. Yankees
      2. Ray Allen (so Celtics, formerly Sonics, formerly Bucks)
      3. Whalers
      4. Jets? I really dislike more teams than I like. Dislike the Ravens, Rams, Colts and despise the Patriots.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I went to a store in the mall yesterday that had a ton of Whaler merchandise.

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        I hate Dallas and New England more than anyone else.

        Most of my hate is in the college ranks though. FSU, LSU, Auburn, Alabama, Georgia, Tennessee? F ‘em all.

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      1. Yankees
      2. Celtics
      3. Bruins (Hockey? meh)
      4. Patriots

      1.Expos/Nationals
      2.Thunder (Durant mancrush)
      3.Avalanche (got Bourque a Cup)
      4.Lions (back to the Barry Sanders days)

      • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

        Are you sure you’re not a Sox fan with those primary teams? Haha

        • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          I’m from New England and just never, ever liked the Sox so I said screw it, I’ll just root for the Yankees to piss everyone else off.

          • candyforstalin

            we’ll go with that for now.

      • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

        This guy knows what he’s talking about.

        But…

        Bruins >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Celtics.

    • Big Juan

      Favorites:
      1) Yankees
      2) Knicks
      3) Islanders
      4) None

      Second Favorites:
      1) Rockies
      2) Thunder
      3) Ducks
      4) None

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      Primary favorites:

      1) Yankees
      2) Jets
      3) Knicks
      4) Devils

      Second favorites:

      1) Giants/A’s
      2) Saints
      3) Magic
      4) I couldn’t be bothered to follow a second hockey team

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Favorites:
      MLB: Red Sox (teehee)
      NHL: Rangers
      NFL: Giants
      NBA: Knicks (Eh, I hate basketball)

      Second Favorites:
      MLB: Rockies, Twins, Braves
      NHL: Kings, Lightning, Wild, Red Wings
      NFL: Saints (I just like Drew Brees)
      NBA: TimmyWolves

      College:
      Boston College Eagles, University of Wisconsin Badgers, Syracuse

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      1. Yankees
      2. none (live in Florida, couldn’t care much for the Magic, revile the Heat)
      3. Lightning
      4. Buccaneers

      1. Rockies, if anyone
      2. none (can’t have a second without a first, no?)
      3. none
      4. Giants/Titans (Giants ‘cuz I can’t hate them, Titans because I’ve always liked VY and Chris Johnson, but especially VY. That said, I don’t actively root for either team.)

    • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

      Yankees
      Broncos
      Knicks
      …Fuck hockey. really.

    • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Fun topic… Here goes:

      Favorites:
      MLB: Yankees
      NBA: Knicks
      NFL: Jets
      NHL: Devils

      Second:
      MLB: Pirates
      NBA: Blazers
      NFL: Bears
      NHL: Whalers

      I don’t really particularly root for any of those second-favorite teams, but I think that’s who I’d go with after my faves. I go with the Pirates because they’re an old franchise that has seen hard-times for a good long while now, I love their stadium, and I think it’d be fun if someone would go in there and rebuild that org from the bottom-up. I go with the Blazers because Portland’s a cool town with a fan-base I don’t dislike, and I liked the Drexler teams when I was a kid. I go with the Bears because the ’86 Bears were one of those teams that kind of transcended their sport, my dad went to Chicago when I was a kid and brought me back a Refrigerator Perry jersey that I loved, and because I lived in Chicago for a while a few years back and really loved it there. And the Whale is the CT in me, which I know is kind of a cop-out, but I don’t really like any NHL team other than my fave.

      Although I’ll add as a caveat… I don’t hate the “other” local NYC teams as much as most fans do. I think as I’ve gotten older and lived in different cities I’ve gained much more of an appreciation for just rooting for NY over other cities who pretty universally dislike NY. Like… I don’t like the Giants, but I’ll be damned if I’d rather see some city full of shitheads celebrate defeating NY than see NY come out on top.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      1. Yankees
      2. Don’t care about NBA
      3. Thrashers
      4. Bills

      Seconds:
      1. Braves/Rockies
      2. Ditto above
      3. Sabres
      4. Ravens

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      You made this post without college football and therefore I am offended.

    • Joey

      Favorites:
      MLB: Yankees
      NBA: Not a BB guy
      NFL: Jets
      NHL: Rangers/Panthers (worked for them for a few years)

      Second:
      MLB: Never really thought about it, guess the Braves, Pirates, or Indians?
      NFL: Steelers
      NHL: Above

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

    Can anyone who understands Italian tell me what “servili” means?

    • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Backup catcher?

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        IETC.

    • VO

      Brains

    • first time lawng time

      I haven’t heard that word before. Do you mean servile?

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

        I’m assuming “servili” is a form of “servile” but I can’t find a English definition for either word.

        • first time lawng time

          Servile means modal, which is kinda like talking about manner or mood.

          • first time lawng time

            I mean I’m pretty sure it is. I hope that helps. I’m not fluent, but I’m knowledgabl, I guess.

            • http://www.richardiurilli.com Richard Iurilli

              Yup, that helps. Grazie!

              • first time lawng time

                Preggo!

                • first time lawng time

                  Prego. Not preggo.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Google Translate says “servile.”

  • first time lawng time

    Luis Scola is in desperate need of a haircut.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Since when did Russell Brand play basketball?

      • first time lawng time

        Haha buuurn.

  • ultimate913

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....hat_r.html

    Good read. Maybe if/when Lee joins the Yanks, he can be on an episode of “When I was 17″ like CC, using that picture.

    • Xstar7

      I thought Arkansas was Cardinals territory. By the way, Lee looks awful in that picture.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

        Everybody looks bad in their high school photos. If you were to look at my ID photo, it’s pretty bad.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

          9th grade: bad smile
          10th grade: ‘deer in the headlights’ face
          11th grade: hair covered my left eye
          12th grade: awesome, but my dirty/golden blonde hair looked awfully greasy in the photo when it wasn’t at all.

          • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

            9th grade: Mullet

            Le sigh.

        • first time lawng time

          Mugshot. yeah I’m not photogenic.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Isn’t he from the same town that Wal-Mart is from?

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Oh, that haircut. The 90s were just awful.

  • first time lawng time

    That would be so weird to be 7 ft tall.

  • first time lawng time

    You know who is really not a great actress? Or even that pretty? Megan Fox. I don’t get why everyone thinks she is so great. She is not that good of an actress and she’s kinda weird looking.

    Just my opinion.

    • Cecala

      TOE THUMBS!

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I’d do lots of filthy things to her, but she’s not as hot as everyone makes her out to be. Just your garden variety smokin used up piece of trash. Lots of women out there that look just as good, if not better. And no, she can’t act her way out of a nutsack.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      SCARLETT JOHANSSON PLZ!

  • pat

    Saw that Giants’ loss from a mile away. What a pathetic f*cking game form the defense. No pass rush, no secondary. Embarrassing.

  • first time lawng time

    Wait, so when was it announced that Joe Morgan was leaving ESPN? Because I announced it on the off topic thread on like Thursday or sometime last week and everyone was laughing at me. I thought I had breaking news. When did everyone find out? lol

  • Xstar7

    Who do you guys think Jesus Montero will turn out to be more like, Mike Piazza, Jorge Posada, or Sandy Alomar Jr.?

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

      Casey Kelly

      • Mattchu12

        I didn’t enjoy this coment, I loved it.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Francisco Cervelli obviously

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Wil Nieves with less power and weaker glove.

    • larryf

      Piazza for sure. I think he will ultimately be better on defense.

      • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

        Yoooouuuu might be asking for a lot.

    • Mattchu12

      I think it’ll be more like Victor Martinez.

      He’ll play tolerable defense (but there will be critics) for the first few years. Then after about three or four years, people will really start to harsh his gig. He’ll see a lot of time at first base and DH, but will get most of his playing time at catcher for about two or three more years. And then, he should have first base first base open when Mark Teixeira’s contract is out.

      My guess.

  • first time lawng time

    Gallinari neeeds a shave and a haircut. That fuzzy wannabe chinstrap he’s trying to grow is doing nothing for him. Pretty nauseating.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Hey, why isn’t Mustang talking shit about the Cowboys tonight?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Clearly his talking shit about them caused them to dominate the Giants today.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Totally what I was suggesting…

      • pat

        Teh schadenfreude!!!!!!

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Typically I wouldn’t bring it up, but when I read comments in the ALCS threads about the Cowboy bashing and when I see a fan base bashing the team of another fan base that just demolished them in a different sport I think it’s kind of douchey…reeks of Red Sox fandom to me.

          • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

            What does Cowboy hatred among Giants fans (of which I’m sure there are many who frequent this site) have to do with the Rangers and Yankees?

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            There’s a difference between being happier your rival team loses than your own team wins – that’s not okay IMO – and then being happy when a rival team loses. Nothing wrong with the latter. And I still don’t get your argument, people hated the Cowboys well before the 2010 ALCS and got pleasure out of them losing for reasons that have absolutely nothing to do with that series

            • Jimmy McNulty

              It just reeks of “Well FUCK the Yankees are getting their shit pushed in…OH FUCK THE COWBOYS SUCK WHO GIVES A FUCK IF THE TEAM ACROSS THE STREET IS ABOUT TO CURBSTOMP THE YANKEES IN THE ALCS LETS ALL TALK SHIT ABOUT THEM!!!!!!!”

              Kinda like prior to 2004 all the Red Sox fans in New England clinged to the Greatriots earlier in the decade and they clinged to the Cs back in their heyday.

              I dunno about you guys, but I’d wager if you’re a Yankee fan all the other sports teams you root for come secondary, I know that’s the way it is for me. Most Yankee/Giants fans or Yankee/Any other team for that matter fans don’t give a shit what their NFL team does as long as the Yankees win.

              • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                I guarantee you people were talking shit about the Cowboys last year when the Rangers were a non-factor. I really don’t give a shit what happens in baseball as long as the Yankees win but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t enjoy the heck out of really painful Red Sox losses too.

                • Jimmy McNulty

                  I understand, and never suggested otherwise. So let me ask you this, when the Yankees were eliminated from the playoffs and the trivia question at the Bruins game was “What team’s season ended last night?” do you think that was lame or douce-y?

                  Furhtermore, I enjoy the Red Sox losses because they help the Yankees.

                  • first time lawng time

                    I enjoy Red Sox losses because I enjoy seeing Red Sox fans suffer.

                  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                    That was totally fucking lame and douchey. I just don’t see how it’s the same as mustang, who’s a Giants fan who’s hated the Cowboys forever, shit-talking the Cowboys. It’s not like there’s a Yankees/Rangers rivalry, they just happened to play each other this year. There is a Giants/Cowboys rivalry.

                    • Jimmy McNulty

                      How is it not the same thing? I’m pretty sure at least 85% of the crowd at the Bank were Red Sox fans and hated the Yankees for their entire lives. It’s different because you stand up for your guy.

                    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

                      Look, if someone decided to hate the Cowboys because the Yankees lost to the Rangers in the ALCS that’s lame. (Though presumably said people also hate the Lions, Browns, Patriots, and uh, whatever football team you associate with the Anaheim area. And they hate the Chiefs from 1980, too, or something.) I’m just saying, I think people’s hatred of the Cowboys goes back a looooooong time before the ALCS and is therefore non-lame.

                    • Jimmy McNulty

                      Much like the NE area’s hatred of the Yankees goes back a looooooong time, before the Bruins were even around, really.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    The Cleveland Show took a shit on the 04 and 07 Red Sox. =D

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Haha, what’d they say?

      (People watch The Cleveland Show? Sorry Carlosologist.)

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        nevermind, saw it quoted myself:
        “A lot of people cheat. Mark McGwire, Roger Clemens, Alex Rodriguez and the entire 2004 and 2007 Boston Red Sox team”
        LMAOOOOO

        • Kit

          I’m laughing impossibly hard right now.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

        I’m 14, I’ve got nothing else to watch. :P

        And they said that the 04 and 07 Red Sox were part of baseball’s tradition of cheating. It sounded wrong, but it made me laugh.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          There’s internet porn galore, I can assure you it’s better than The Cleveland Show or anything else on Fox.

          • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

            That’s already a given. ;)

            It entertains me, so that’s why I watch.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              Jesus you kids are easily entertained these days.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    So my fantasy team needs Brady to stop playing well for the rest of the night and Rashard Mendenhall to get targeted but not catch any passes tonight.

    130 to 103, he’s got Brady and Mendenhall left, and I got Lesean McCoy going tomorrow night.

    6pts for all TDs, -3 for a pick, -1 for a sack, 2pts for a catch, -1 for a target.

    • Cecala

      You lost, I feel your pain.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I’m ahead, by the way…I’m unsure if I made that clear.

        • Cecala

          Oh you have a shot then, thought you were losing.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Post a song that describes what you’re doing:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X1b16sfpqy8

  • first time lawng time

    Top 3 least favorite states in no particular order: (in general, not just because of sports)
    1. Texas
    2. Arizona
    3. Maine

    3 least favorite cities in no particular order: (not just for sports, in general)
    1. Philadelphia
    2. any city in Texas
    3. Cleveland

    Agree/disagree?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      There’s states that are up there with Texas. A few cities in Texas are nice, Austin’s a cool place…the city where Stephen F. Austin State is in is a nice place. Providence is a pretty horrible place too. I hate going to LA quite a bit also, I remember I got offered a human slave the last time I went.

    • Cecala

      You are like a human survey…

      • first time lawng time

        I find these things amusing.

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

          Not sure why this keeps getting eaten by the spam filter, probably need more text so this should do it.

          http://www.sporcle.com

          Enjoy

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      Least Favorite States:
      1) Oklahoma (WTF?)
      2) Tenessee (I mean, seriously WTF!?)
      3) Montana (Narggggg)

      Least Favorite Cities
      1) Bethel, Connecticut
      2) Danbury, Ohio
      3) Amherst, Massachustts

      • first time lawng time

        Lol what’s wrong with Bethel? haha those are the random cities.

      • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

        I live nextdoor to Bethel.

        • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

          You’re from Connecticut? Awesome!

          I don’t have a problem with the town itself, but I hate the ‘Green Monster’ at Bethel High School, running up it is terrible during cross-country.

          I don’t like Danbury, Ohio because I live in Danbury, Connecticut lol.

          I just plain don’t like Amherst, Massachusetts, the part of it I’ve been to was all farmland, and it didn’t smell too pleasant there either.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I don’t like Danbury, Ohio because I live in Danbury, Connecticut lol.

            My aunt works at DHS.

            • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

              You’ve told me that like 5 times Matt. Haha

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Cleveland is 9741907901234928x worse than Philadelphia. and it’s not particularly close.

  • first time lawng time

    I know this was sorta brought up last week, but I just have one thing to say. I really don’t think there’s such thing as “good” and “bad” fans. I mean, who are we to judge people’s fandom? And what makes someone a “good” fan and someone a “bad” fan? IDK. whatever.

    • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

      You’re on point today with these surveys and questions!

      Anyone could make a good fan.

      Bad fan: She who likes the Giants AND the Cowboys!

      OHWUTNOWFTLT?IJUSTCALLEDUOUT!HAHAJUSTKIDDING!

      • first time lawng time

        hahahahaha that made me laugh not gona lie.

    • Kit

      I guess from last week the “argument” we were having kind of distorted the point that I should have made instead and I do apologize for it because I really have nothing against you. It really shouldn’t matter who’s a “bad” fan and a “good” fan. If you love your team, support your team, have high hopes and expect the best out of your team, that’s all that should matter. What other people think of you shouldn’t even come a close second, third or fourth. I don’t think anyone considers themselves a bad fan, so that’s really the opinion of other people who shouldn’t matter.

      • First time lawng time

        No need to apologize:) but I was just thinking about this that night so I thought I’d share. I brought it up because I hear people (not here just in general) calling people bad fans and I don’t hthik it’s right for people to do that.

        • Kit

          It’s not, I agree.

  • first time lawng time

    One of the most annoying songs of 2010 and proof that ANYONE

  • first time lawng time

    One of the most annoying songs of 2010 and proof that ANYONE can get a record deal as long as you have connections:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cYdTPoMkoho

    • Mike R

      Wow… worst song I’ve ever heard.

    • All Star Carl

      What are you doing listening to a 10 year old girl?

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Yeah, that was like 2 weeks ago.

  • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I think we could put a team together of 53 RAB commenters and win the NFC West.

    • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S

      MOS DEF

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I can chuck it. I call QB.

      *disclaimer: I played one year of football (8th grade) and played RB/S.

      • http://mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I’ve played zero years of organized football but I QB’d my high School class to winning the flag football tourney in winter carnival all 4 years. My senior year I even did it Byron Leftwich style on one leg, getting carried downfield between plays.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      I’m tall and fast. I call WR!

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      I’ll be the placekicker. Those poles are really wide apart, how hard can it be?

    • Joey

      Safety or LB. Wanna light people up, it’s the hockey in me!

  • Mike R

    Anyone who forgets how good Derek Jeter is and how valuable he is to the Yankees please watch this video… http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....8;c_id=mlb

    I love the Captain so much.

    • Cecala

      Mantle was good and valuable for the Yankees too, but you don’t see people saying hes going to get a 20mil contract. There is no hate on Jeter, the issue is hes asking for the moon and hes a declining player. The point to be made is that contracts should not be entirely based on past accomplishments.

      • macxz

        how are u sure that he is asking a lot of money? coz of the media? u know the media wants to just write a story for the sake of having one.

        only derek, and his agent and cashman knows what’s real.

        declining? he had only 1 take note 1 BAD year and you already says that he is is declining? the guy averages .300+ every year.

        i dont know why a lot of yankees fans easily give up on jeter and also some of them dont think he deserves the gold glove (apparently the managers thinks he is a gold glove ss) maybe to those who think they are more experts than the managers how come your not managing a team and your not a pro baseball player??? hmmm….

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

      I don’t get the craziness surrounding the FLIES INTO THE STANDS catch. #6 on that Prime 9 was both a much better play, and in a much more important spot, but it never gets any love.

      • Kit

        The flying into the stands game was insane. I think it went back and forth for a really long time in terms of the score. I think it’s more memorable because it was against the Red Sox and it was such a long game and a risky move (showed some serious GRIT), but I agree with you. #6 was definitely a more crucial moment.

        • NYY626

          #6 was more crucial, but there was no blood. And yeah the red sox game was epic

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

          It was an epic game, but it was not even the All Star break yet, and after they won, they had an 8.5 game lead in the division.

          It’s a very good play, but the other one never gets any airtime, probably due to the lack of blood.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        6 was also overshadowed by The Flip™.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      MVP of the ASG is number 3??? Seriously?!

      Also, Nobody Beats The Wiz. Well, except Best Buy, Circuit City, J&R, etc.

  • Kit

    Did anybody else watch the Yankees Classic episode of David Cone’s perfect game? I watched it with my brother earlier and he went on about how amazing it was to watch it as it happened. He was really nostalgic and I thought it must’ve been awesome to see it. I was too young so I don’t remember it at all, but did anyone else get to experience it in person/on TV as it happened?

    • First time lawng time

      I watched it an I’m in the same boat you are. I didn’t see it in person (too young) but I wish I could have. I really hope a Yankee throws a perfecto or no no in 2011.

      • Kit

        Yeah. My brother was just talking about it like it was just this absolutely incredible moment, and I know he’s not usually that excited about perfect games since we watched Roy Halladay’s and he didn’t react as strongly, so I thought it has to be really emotional when it’s your team that has that amazing moment.

        • First time lawng time

          Yeahi really hope I get to witness one in te near future.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          I remember pacing back and forth during Andy’s perfect game through, what, like, 6.2 last year? that got broken up by that JHJ error. I threw a tissue at my TV screen and screamed when that happened, but in reality it was kind of, I dunno, a relief, because that was kinda torture.

          • Kit

            I totally missed that, CC and Phil’s no-no’s because of school but one of my friends texted me sad faces when they were broken up. Lots of sadness.

          • candyforstalin

            that’s why i don’t like perfect games and no-hitters. too much adrenaline for just too long.

        • Mattchu12

          I was in Texas when Phil Hughes hurt himself mid-no-hitter.

          That was an experience unlike any game for me, and I’ve been to a lot of games. When Posada flipped his mitt to the dugout, it was like missing Christmas. Every Yankee Fan in the Stadium was just in shock, we all knew he would’ve done it if he stayed in.

          I especially remember him making Teixeira look just stupid with this wicked change-up. Oh, Hughesie was looking damn good that night. He woulda done it.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Pittsburgh D, feel free to pick of Brady anytime now.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So I just favorited the NCTE and CTSDE standards for English/Language Arts. I’m so fuckin’ cool.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS

      I “like”d Kaplan Medical Licensing on Facebook so I could use their USMLE QBank Challenge. I felt very cool as well.

  • Chuck

    You could high-five God, but he does not exist.

  • Avi

    Trade for Uggla and put Robbie Cano at SS.
    BOOM

    • Mattchu12

      Still not against a four or five year deal with Jeter if he agrees to swap positions with Cano after the second or third year of the deal, you know, like in writing.

      Firm believer that Cano can play shortstop as well as Cap did in his prime.

  • Avi

    How is Uggla defensively?
    Is he as bad as Jeter is at SS?

    • Mattchu12

      I remember watching him during the All-Star game a while back, and thinking he doesn’t belong anywhere near a fielder’s mitt. He’s freaking bad.

      He’d make Jeter look like Troy Tulowitzki or Elvis Andrus, only better.

  • pat

    Stupid effing Brady throwws three TD’s to Gronkowski but none to Hernandez GRRRRRRR

    • Reggie C.

      Pretty amazingly frustrating right?

      brady’s thrown for 350 yards. hernandez … ZERO yards. That’s the black hole on my fantasy squad this weekend. At the very least i was smart enough to pick up Mike Thomas on Saturday and start him today. Dude game 20 pts out the flex spot.

      • pat

        Hahah Thomas is the luckiest SOB on the planet after that catch today. I’ve been killed by garbage time today. First Bowe and now Roethlisburger are just pouring it on. I effing hate FF sometimes.

        • Reggie C.

          True true. On any other Sunday, Thomas finishes the day with 1 TD and that second TD ends up on the ground or an interception. I lucked out. With Mike Wallace’s garbage 2nd TD, my fantasy team did pretty damn well today even if Hernandez finishes with a donut.

          Barely takes any sting out of the GMen loss though. Damn. I saw that coming for days. The frigging arrogance shown by analysts and fans was pretty blatant.

  • bonestock94
    • bonestock94

      fail

  • Reggie C.

    Big fantasy weekend football wise.

    Actual weekend… not so much. Damn head cold.