Dec
02

Open Thread: ‘Cuse coming to the Bronx

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(AP Photo/Henny Ray Abrams)

The Syracuse Orange (7-5 overall, 4-3 in conference play) have accepted a bid to play in this month’s Pinstripe Bowl at Yankee Stadium according to the team, though their opponent still hasn’t been confirmed. Based on my quick Google search, it appears that Kansas State is the favorite for the other bid. The game is scheduled for Monday, December 20th.

“We are thrilled to have Syracuse representing the Big East Conference in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” said Hal Steinbrenner. “We expect the historic backdrop of Yankee Stadium and the many attractions of New York City to create a one-of-a-kind bowl event for the athletes participating and … Syracuse fans that will have the opportunity to watch their team play in person.”

I know a few of our regulars are Syracuse alums, so any of you going to head out to the game? Based on what I heard, last month’s matchup between Army and Notre Dame was a rather cool experience.

Anywho, here’s tonight’s open thread. The Texans are at the Eagles and you can watch if you have the NFL Network, otherwise you’re stuck with the Rangers at the Islanders. It seems like all of the local teams have had the week off. Eh, whatever. Oh, and Lebron is going back to Cleveland tonight (8pm ET, TNT). I hear that’s kind of a big deal. Talk about whatever you want, so have at it.

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

    http://newyork.cbslocal.com/20.....ith-torre/

    sent this in, dunno if the RAB guys are gonna post it, but it’s got some cute stories… AND SOME ABSOLUTELY BATSHIT INSANE OPINIONS.

    Highlights!!!

    I can honestly say now that I wish Torre had stayed.

    As a Yankees fan, Torre always presented optimism when he was the manager. After hard losses or during stretches where the Yankees just didn’t look like the Yankees, he would deflect the team’s real problems and tell the media, and more importantly the fans, that everything was going to be all right, and you believed him. For someone that has never met the man, I think it’s easy to trust Joe Torre and his decisions. With his calm demeanor and approach and his soothing voice just sipping away on Bigelow Tea, it’s almost impossible to not trust that he is going to lead you the right way.

    *

    when you think of the combination of Torre as general manager and the idea that he was one of only a handful of people in the world that could talk George out of things, it’s hard not to think that maybe the Yankees would have won even more times with Joe in the front office than they did with him as manager. And when you think of some of the terrible free-agent signings and trades that took place while Joe was managing, maybe they would have been prevented if he had the upper hand and a prominent role in the front office.

    *

    I would like to think that the present day Yankees have the same drive that the Yankees of the late 90s had, but I don’t think it exists, and I don’t know if it will again.

    *

    on Game 7 of the 2004 ALCS:
    If I were Torre I would have scrapped Brown and Vazquez, and started Mariano and worked my way backwards through the game by piecing together the game out by out and inning by inning.

    *

    But the Yankees had a 3-2 lead after five innings and you could feel like a 2-0 series lead coming. Then Mike Mussina turned into Mike Mussina.

    One of the Yankees I trusted the least from 2001-08 was Mike Mussina. That may come as a surprise to some because I am pretty sure most people liked Mike Mussina and his knuckle curve and his crossword puzzles, but the Moose just wasn’t a favorite of mine. I know that he had some big games for the Yankees in playoffs (like his relief appearance in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS), but he was 5-7 in the postseason for the Yankees, and I always felt like he would pitch just good enough to lose, and this game was a clear example.

    It was hard to trust any other starter for the years that Mussina was on the team, so I understand why Torre always stuck with him a little longer than he should have, the same way that Joe Girardi always stays with A.J. Burnett one hitter too long.

    O________O

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

      This tops the article I posted last night. Kudos to the author for being an even bigger ignorant dumbass?

    • I Voted for Kodos

      I would like to think that the present day Yankees have the same drive that the Yankees of the late 90s had, but I don’t think it exists, and I don’t know if it will again.

      What exactly does this mean? Honestly, I’d love to see an article describing exactly what the 90s teams did to show drive that the current teams to not. Is the problem that the current team smiles too much? It seems that popular opinion dictates that if you’re smiling or having fun, you’re not driven.

      Personally, I equate drive to never giving up, and if there’s one thing the Yankee teams of the last few years have shown, it’s that they are never out of a game.

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

        Drive is in the same stats book as grit and killer instinct.

        • I Voted for Kodos

          And scrappiness. Don’t forget scrappiness.

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

      Most crazy things I see are 50% bad, or even 75% bad. This is pure, concentrated, 100% batshit insanity. Not an agreeable thing in there.

    • FIPster Doofus

      I kind of want to kill myself now that I’ve read that. Faith in humanity continues to wane.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        There was a cute story about Andy in the article :(

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      another thing I enjoyed was apparently Bernie was Torre’s favorite. I know managers are gonna have favorites, and I love Bernie to itty-bitty bits, but do you have to talk about how you had favorites? Am I just being a tight-ass here?

      • Kit

        I agree with you on that, it just seems kind of wrong for him to say that, kind of like it would seem wrong for a parent to say who their favorite kid is. Obviously not the same situation, but there’s just something so unnecessary about pointing out who the favorites were/are.

    • S

      *Put on a tinfoil hat

      JOE MAUER’S HAVING MICHEAL JORDAN’S BABY

      ROBBY CANO, PHIL HUGHES, AND CC SABATHIA SHOULD BE TRADED FOR CHONE FIGGINS.

      (More batshit crazy comments brought to you by the crazy guy who wrote that stuff Bexarama has shown us)

    • Accent Shallow

      I dunno, I can see starting Mariano. Wildly unorthodox, but they really had no other options.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Yeah, I can almost get the idea of a bullpen game considering who they had available to start, but in a Game 7 I’d rather save him for the middle of the game or at least the middle of the lineup.

        • Accent Shallow

          Getting into crazypants territory — bring in Mo over Javy?

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            If you’re willing to leave him in/he can stay in for like 2 (maybe 2+, even, he did it in Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS), it was not a terrible idea to bring in Mo right there, no.

            Torre was probably hoping Javy would be like Moose in, again, Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS. Didn’t exactly work out that way though :/

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Having someone this dumb be a big Torre fan just cements the idea in my mind that the Yankees made the right decision in letting Joe go.

  • ChrisR

    Woot! I go to syracuse and I can’t wait to go to Yankee Stadium to watch them :)

    • Dave

      me too

  • Squishy Jello Person

    I’m a ‘Cuse alumna and wish desperatley I could go-but it’s probably not a good idea to ask off from my first week of work.

    Speaking of, it’s my last night I’ll be sleeping in NYC =(

  • mike c

    the islanders are the greatest blue & orange NY sports team of all time

    • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

      Heh, at least you guys got John Tavares.

      • mike c

        i’m a devils fan, but yeah

        • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

          Heh, at least you guys got John Tavares Kovalchuk is a beast this season.

          Sorry, had to.

          • Squishy Jello Person

            Don’t remind me.

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

      the islanders are the greatest blue & orange NY sports team of all time

      What the f#$% are “The Islanders”?

      • Xstar7

        They won 4 straight stanley cups in the 80’s. Pretty much the only positive thing you can say about them.

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

          What the f#$% is “The Stanley Cup”?

          • Xstar7

            Ask someone who’s Canadian they’ll tell you all about it.

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

              What the f#$% is “Canadia”?

              • Xstar7

                The 51st state.

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

                  Puerto Rico?

                  • Xstar7

                    Puerto Rico is the 52nd state.

              • I Voted for Kodos

                America Junior.

      • http://fmylife.com Bryan L

        I swear TSJC, I’m gonna convince you to like the NHL.

        • theyankeewarrior

          I’ll fill in here…

          What the fuck is the “NHL”?

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

          I like the NHL.

          The NHL stands for “The National Hoes League”, right?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Mitch Williams reasoning as to why Hoffman is underrated and is technically the best closer of all time: Saves!

    Let’s completely discount Mo’s legendary postseason accomplishments and scary consistency and declare Hoffman better because he has more saves! That makes perfect sense!

    (insert dismissive wanking motion)

    • Xstar7

      And K-Rod is better than Mariano because K-Rod got more saves in 2008 than Mariano ever got in a single season.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        I think, if he stays healthy, K-Rod will retire as the all-time saves champion. And he still won’t be worthy to lick Mo’s feet.

        • Xstar7

          Mo>K-Rod. Although K-Rod has a higher strike out rate.

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

          Saves after age 28 season:

          Hoffman: 98
          Rivera: 84
          K-rod: 268

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

            Given all three pitchers’ respective pitch arsenal and dependence on velocity, though, I’d say KRod has a much higher chance of not still being a good pitcher at age 40 like Hoffman and Rivera were.

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

              I’m not so sure. He doesn’t rely on velocity so much (according to Fangraphs, his best pitch is consistently his slider or change–it was the slider until 2008 when he completely stopped throwing them and abruptly switched to the changeup. That seems more like a change in classification than anything else, the point is his offspeed is his best pitch), and his fastball has sat 91-93 for the last four years. He’s also still just 28.

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

                Good points, but that 268 K is less than half (and almost closer to only a third) of what he eventual Mariano total will be. How many more years of effectiveness do you think KRod actually has? 10?

                10 years at 35 saves per is only 350, that + 268 = 618. That might still be less than Mo’s total, and 10 more years of 35 saves per for KRod seems aggressive in my opinion. That’s probably his best case scenario.

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

                  Saves are hard to predict though–it really all depends on the state of the Mets (or wherever he ends up after the Mets). If he randomly ends up closing for a team that is involved in a ton of close games, he doesn’t even have to be particularly good to rack up the saves.

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

                    True.

                • http://wordpress.incumbentgm.com Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

                  The fact that his K/BB ratio has consistently deteriorated, in the NL no less, is enough to convince me that he’ll be nothing more than dog food in a few years.

    • WaRRioR86

      Don’t worry, Mo will soon zoom past Hoffman’s record probably sometime next September or the following April in 2012. Then, the fools, er, experts can crown Rivera the greatest officially.

      Poor Hoffman- In my opinion, eveyone judges the guy in such black and white terms. His legacy is either as a failure because of his lack of success in most of his biggest appearences. And then others feel he’s legitmately on par, or even better, than Mariano. The truth lies somewhere in between and hopefully people can comprehend that when he eventually gets in H.o.F.

      • Squishy Jello Person

        If you’re a closer though, aren’t you *supposed* to be judged on the big appearances?

        Your job description basically means high leverage pitching…

  • Mattchu12

    Watching the Heat-Cavs game right now, and I cant decide whether I should sympathize with Cleveland over this whole ordeal, or just be annoyed at how they have booed at an epic level every time Lebron touches the ball. This is just insane.

    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      why shouldn’t they boo LeBron?

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

        Shit, I wouldn’t even boo him, I’d laugh at him. He plays for a rudderless .500 team that doesn’t even look like a lock for home court advantage in the first round anymore.

        It’s really early, but volunteering to replicate the Allan Houston/Latrell Sprewell “Two ballhandling wing players for a one-ball game with no inside presence” Knicks teams of yore for the next half-decade looks like a massive miscalculation on Bron-Bron’s part.

        • Xstar7

          Lebron should’ve went to the Knicks. He and the Heat would have been better off and it would have made things more interesting in the Eastern Conference.

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

            If LeBron was resolute about leaving Cleveland, and asked me for a non-partial ranking of which of the other 29 teams he should have gone to, I’d have put Miami at #25. The only four worse options than the one he picked would have been the Lakers, Celtics, Timberwolves, and Bobcats.

      • Mattchu12

        I honestly don’t know.

        I mean, on one hand, he left his hometown team where he had this tremendous fan base.

        On the other hand, he took less money to leave, didn’t he? I mean, that’s like, he clearly didn’t think he could win in Cleveland, right?

        Personally, I’m with Michael Jordan on this. They asked MJ if he ever thought about calling Larry Bird and Magic Johnson to team up, and he said he’d rather beat them on his own than join them. I think he’s right about that. I wish Lebron stayed in Cleveland, but this has been pretty harsh. I mean, even Johnny Damon got some cheers when he returned to Boston as a Yankee.

        • I Voted for Kodos

          The problem is less how he left and more how he went about it. That special on ESPN was the most arrogant, self-serving, and obnoxious way he could have gone about leaving Cleveland. He ripped out the hearts of an entire fan base on national television and then spit in their faces. And then he comes out with that ludicrous Nike commercial where he seemingly tries to paint himself as a victim? He deserves the booing.

          • Mattchu12

            I’ll be the first to admit, ‘the Decision’ was a terrible idea. Not the way to do it. It’s bad enough you have to leave, don’t make a TV Special to rub it in. Uber arrogance.

            On the other hand, it’s hard for me not to consider this too much. Obviously, he’s made a bad choice (not bad because he left Cleveland, bad because the Heat are awful) and he’s going to have to live with it in Miami. If the Red Sox can cheer on Pedro, Johnny D, and even Manny, the Cavs should be more classy than this.

            • I Voted for Kodos

              The Boston players weren’t homegrown, weren’t born locally, and didn’t completely shit on the team on national television on their way out the door.

              If I was a Cleveland fan, I’d be booing him mercilessly.

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

          I mean, even Johnny Damon got some cheers when he returned to Boston as a Yankee

          Certainly not at the two Yankee games at Fenway I went to during Damon’s tenure.

          • Mattchu12

            You could hear some cheers when I watched it on TV. Obviously, they probably toned it down a great deal after that first game and first at-bats, but this has been awful so far.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            I can’t find it but there was a sign that very clearly said “TRADER” during Johnny Damon’s first game back at Fenway. Not “traitor.”

            • Mattchu12

              I remember that, hahaha.

            • Mattchu12
              • JohnnyC

                Yes, the Harvard contingent of Red Sox Nation.

              • http://wordpress.incumbentgm.com Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

                Maybe he was talking about Theo… nah they don’t understand puns like that

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist
    • Mattchu12

      I’m in.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Yeah, I’m just looking at his Pitch FX page. Stuff is fine, maybe threw a few too many sliders that didn’t slide. Could be a great change of scenery candidate.

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          BTW-No draft pick compensation, and could be more attractive than some of the Type-A guys.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      I’d do it, but is he gonna want to come here when he knows he won’t be closing? And he’ll probably be pretty expensive.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Good question, no idea if he’d accept a set up role or not.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    National League Non-Tenders
    By Tim Dierkes [December 2 at 8:07pm CST]

    This post will list all the National League players non-tendered today, but the best place to track all 200+ arbitration eligible players is our new non-tender tracker.

    * Brewers: Todd Coffey, Joe Inglett
    * Marlins: Jose Veras
    * Astros: Sammy Gervacio
    * Braves: Matt Diaz
    * Diamondbacks: Blaine Boyer, Ryan Church, Augie Ojeda
    * Padres: Tony Gwynn, Scott Hairston

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....nders.html

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Here’s the AL

      * Athletics: Jack Cust, Travis Buck, Edwin Encarnacion
      * Yankees: Alfredo Aceves, Dustin Moseley
      * Rays: Lance Cormier
      * Orioles: Matt Albers
      * White Sox: Bobby Jenks, Erick Threets
      * Tigers: Zach Miner
      * Red Sox: Hideki Okajima
      * Mariners: Jose Lopez

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

      OOOOH, JOSE VERAS!!!!

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      The Yanks should sign Augie Ojeda. The Yankee franchise just hasn’t had many guys named “Augie” over the years, and it’s time to rectify that.

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

        Don’t you remember Jonathan Augiebadejo?

        Augiemando Benitez?

        Oscar Augiezocar?

        Augie James Burnett?

        Augiel Berroa?

        Brian Baugieringher?

        Wade Bauggies?

        Augie Stankiewicz?

        • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

          If your name is “Augie Stankiewicz” you probably should be working at Katz’s or Barney Greengrass.

          BTW-Happy Chanakah to all from one of the goyem.

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

            So tell your friend Veronica,
            It’s time to celebrate hanukkah
            I hope I get a harmonica,
            On this lovely, lovely hanukkah
            So drink your gin-and-tonic-ah,
            And smoke your mara-juani-kah,
            If you really, really wanna-kah,
            Have a happy, happy, happy, happy Hanukkah!

          • Monteroisdinero

            Greatest Jewish Yankee?

            • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

              Ron Blomberg

            • http://wordpress.incumbentgm.com Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

              David Cone of course!

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

              Chad Curtis.

  • adam b

    Can we expect an obligitorybobby jenks post in the near future?

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Sources said Wednesday that the Yankees felt emboldened by the new contract signed by Rockies shortstop Troy Tulowitzki, who inked a seven-year, $134 million extension that will keep him in Colorado for the next 10 years. Including the three years that Tulowitzki had remaining on his current contract, he will earn an average of $15.7 million per season, giving the Yankees the belief that the $15 million per year they had offered Jeter was more than fair.

    But Tulowitzki will earn an average of $19.1 million during the new portion of his contract, topping the $18.9 million annual average salary that Jeter earned during his recently completed 10-year, $189 million deal.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....z170nrxUy6

    Nice job by Mark clearing that up. Everyone’s acting like the Tulo contract averages 16 per and Derek is delusional, turns out the Yanks are matching it.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Better 4th OF candidate Scott Hairston or Matt Diaz?

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

      Yes.

      • ultimate913

        I like your answer. You’ve got spunk. I like people with spunk.

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Larry did a nice job breaking it down, Diaz is a better hitter.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Hairston’s a better and more versatile fielder. The Yanks may like the fact he can play the infield and outfield.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist
      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        My article for tomorrow touches on both of them.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Someone give me an e-hug right now. Please?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      /e-hug

    • Kit

      (e-hugs)

      You okay, buddy?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Gracias, amigas.

      I’m alright; just a little stressed. Was out of the house from 6:30 AM-9:00 PM with no break between internship and work, now working on one of the bajillion assignments I have due either Monday or Tuesday. It’s been like this pretty much all semester.

      • Kit

        That sucks. Hope it eases up a bit so you can have some down time. Feel better, Matt.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Yeah, the semester is over soon, so that’s a relief.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Ugh, that sucks. What Kit said, basically. Hope things get better/calm down a little soon.

  • http://wordpress.incumbentgm.com Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

    If you’re Brian Cashman, do you trade Montero for Greinke? Assuming you only have to throw in a Nova-type and mediocre prospects along with him?

    I don’t think I would, but it’s tempting.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Only if we get Hosmer and Meyers in return.

      /Yankee Gammons’d

      But it all depends on Lee. And even if they miss out I’d rather try for someone that wouldn’t cost Jesus. But that’s just me.

      • http://wordpress.incumbentgm.com Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

        Yeah, I’d think it would make more sense to go after one of the big outfielders at that point and try to swap one of Grandy/Swish/Gardner for a starter… IF we don’t get Lee, that is.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      No. I do everything I can to make a non-Montero inclusive deal.

  • gc

    “We are thrilled to have Syracuse representing the Big East Conference in the inaugural New Era Pinstripe Bowl,” said Hal Steinbrenner. “We expect the historic backdrop of Yankee Stadium and the many attractions of New York City to create a one-of-a-kind bowl event for the athletes participating…..”

    The historic backdrop of a two year old stadium??

    • http://wordpress.incumbentgm.com Joe DiMaggio’s Ego’s Ghost

      I miss the Bronx Courthouse

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      It has hosted a World Series victory. That makes it more historic than Citi Field.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    I find it hilarious how Bron has 38 points through 3.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Am I the only one who thinks Qatar is an odd choice for the World Cup?

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordansmed JGS
    • http://twitter.com/SteveH_MandAura Steve H

      Almost everyone thinks it’s odd and many are outraged*.

      *outraged in the same way they become huge soccer fans for 2 weeks every 4 years then don’t give a shit about it.

      • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

        I still don’t care about soccer during those 2 weeks. I just like to day drink.

    • pat

      US would have been cool but I’m all for having gigantic world events in places I’d never expect like South Africa and Rio.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

        Rio is one of the places I want to visit when I get older. I really want to experience Carnaval. It’s the world’s biggest party, who wouldn’t wanna be there?

        • pat

          Agreed. Rio looks effing awesome. Every year during New Years when they show the celebrations of different cities I always thought Rio looked the biggest and craziest. Plus, Brazilian women? RAWRRRRR

          • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

            I think I would pass out from the sheer amazingness of the festivities and the women as soon as I got there.

  • ChrisR

    Looks like Mo will re-up for 2/30

    • pat

      Deal. Where do I sign?

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

        I wonder who offered Mo three years and greater than 15M.

  • Joey

    Posted this in the open thread since this was buried, but:

    Alright people, need some help. Finally broke down and made a twitter account to follow some news and whatever, need suggestions who to follow. Got the obvious (Mike, Joe, Ben, Yankees, KLaw, other nonbaseball interest). Suggestions? TIA

    The Heyman stuff pushed me, we’ll see if it lasts lol

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

      Just go look at who I’m following and then pick who you want to follow. It’s easier than waiting for people to list them here.

      • Joey

        Sounds good, thanks. Good with technology but completely new to Twitter

  • AJ

    Sign Russell Martin. Sign Russell Martin.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Yes…Frankie sucks ASS. Better have Frankie insurance.