Jun
27

Open Thread: Missing Bartolo

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It’s been exactly 15 days since Bartolo Colon was placed on the disabled list, and I have to say I legitimately miss watching the guy pitch. At the end of the day, baseball is just a branch of the entertainment industry, and watching some fat guy in his late-30′s slime out to the mound and throw mid-90′s gas on the corners entertains me. Bartolo threw 60 pitches in a simulated game down in Tampa today, facing Slade Heathcott among others. It’s unclear if he’ll go on a rehab assignment or start next weekend against the Mets. Either way, I miss watching Colon take the mound every five days, his starts had become must see TV. I hope he comes back soon for more than one reason.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Reds and Rays will be on ESPN2 (Leake vs. Hellickson), and that’s pretty much it. Use this thread to talk about whatever, so have at it.

Site News: Got some good news to share: we have a new weekend writer for you all to hate enjoy. His name is Matt Warden, and you’ve seen his stuff on both The Yankee Analysts and (before that) Yankeeist. You can also follow him on Twitter at @Matt_Warden. We’re happy to have Matt aboard and I’m certain you’ll enjoy his posts.

Categories : Open Thread
  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Eric

    Another weekend writer to rag on? Yes!

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      Cannot wait to tar-and-feather this punk!

      • Esteban

        I can tell he’s gonna suck. The site is really going downhill. He’ll try to make jokes, and I won’t get them or I’ll feel offended.

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

          you’re talking to him (unless you know that and I am missing the joke)

          • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com Eric

            nope, that’s the other Matt. We happen to be blessed with 2 Matts at TYA

            • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

              My softball team? Three Matts.

              • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

                Has to be the most popular name of our generation. I, and basically all of my good friends, have dated at least one Matt.

                That or Mike. Seriously Boomers, couldn’t you be a little more creative?

                • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

                  Matthew was in the top five for a bunch of years, I think. Not so much anymore.

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

                    Looks like it peaked at #3 in the 1980s. Rocketed up in popularity and then rocketed right back down.

                    http://www.babynamewizard.com/.....xact=false

                    Michael is a bit older, a mainstay of the 1960s.

                    That’s an awesome site, btw. You can waste so much time there.

                  • first time lawng time

                    Now you have people naming their kids Apple and Facebook.

                    That actually happened BTW. I’m not making this up.

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

                      Egyptian father Jamal Ibrahim has reportedly named his newborn daughter “Facebook” to honor the social media site’s role in Egypt’s revolution.

                      http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....25934.html

                      While I won’t get into the larger debate about the wisdom of naming a baby after an internet website, that’s an important piece of nuance. Some American person naming their baby Facebook (because they like the website) is a bit different than an Egyptian person naming their baby Facebook (because he’s proud of how the site played a role in overthrowing a dictator and possibly liberating his country).

                      IMHO.

                    • RichYF

                      JERRY: Seven? Yeah, I guess I could see it. Seven. Seven periods of school, seven beatings a day. Roughly seven stitches a beating, and eventually seven years to life. Yeah, you’re doing that child quite a service.
                      GEORGE: (adamant) Yes I am. I defy you to come up with a better name than Seven.

                    • first time lawng time

                      I get your point wholeheartedly. I just think the name itself is dumb, not necessarily the sentimentality behind it.

                    • Pat D

                      Lewis Black had a good routine on names that he’d heard of including “Asshole” (pronounced A-shole-a), “Shithead” (pronounced Shi-thade), and “Abcde.”

                    • MannyGeee

                      My niece MySpace and our third cousin YouPorn take offense…

              • MannyDeee

                my kitchen floor? 4 Matts!

  • Tom Zig

    /complains about Matt before everyone else

  • Tom Zig

    I’ve asked this on twitter, but I’ll ask here as well as I’m seeking as many opinions as possible

    Is anyone here a FiOS TV and/or internet subscriber? If so how is quality of the service and have you had any problems?

    • sangreal

      Stellar. No problems outside of the normal cable experience. Verizon is notorious for their bad billing system though. Amazing (symmetrical) speed and they don’t recompress their HD feeds.

      Biggest concern would be that they are out of bandwidth and can’t really add more HD channels until they implement IPTV (or start compressing channels)

    • 28 this year

      service is great. Billing sucks. They charged us for stuff that they said was free and pretended their commericials were wrong. We had a bad experience with their customer service and we cancelled within a month. They continued to bill us for the next six months until the Better Business Bureau stopped them. But the quality of their internet and tv and stuff was awesome but we just couldnt take the stupidity of thier billing and service department.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    College World Series is also on tonight, Florida and South Carolina.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Curious to see who Mike has winning.

      I will say that South Carolina having won 14 straight CWS games is pretty terrifying.

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

        I like Florida’s pitching staff, two great starters and a ridiculous bullpen. That’s all you need in a three game series.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Go cocks.

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

        … too easy.

        • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

          Yup.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Also, the greatest thing ever for those of you who have not yet seen this:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....lb-wp10840

    • first time lawng time

      OhmyGod. That is vile. Oh, that is disgusting.

      He probably has a hairy butt, too. Back hair doesn’t stop at the waistline, people.

      How do I know this? Common knowledge. That’s all.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        How is that not the most bad ass thing ever? If anything, it’s a reason to be a Twins fan.

        • first time lawng time

          That’s not bad ass at all. That’s hideous. First of all, it looks dumb. Second of all, if he has that much back hair in the first place, he should get it laser removed. That’s just gross.

          If you mean that in the most literal sense ever, as in his ass is probably bad, then yes I agree, because it’s probably hairy and disgusting.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            How is that not awesome? He’s a man, he shouldn’t be all delicate and womanly…let the man be a man. I bet that guy could down a case of Nattie Ice in an hour.

            • first time lawng time

              A clean back isn’t delicate- it’s just hygenic and not nasty.
              Survey all of the women you know and ask them what they think of hairy backs (kinda like that guy). Most of them will be repulsed by that.

              That guy probably doesn’t even have a woman. And if he does it probably some overweight girl named Bertha that doesn’t shave her armpits, drives a pickup truck, farts on command, and can belch the alphabet.

              Now look at a clean guy, like Orlando Bloom for example. Orlando has Miranda Kerr while that guy has Bertha. The clean guy always wins..

              Here’s a lesson: girls like guys that are clean.

              Hairy backs and butts: major turnoff.

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

                I love the way your brain works sometimes.

                • first time lawng time

                  Lol um thankyou? Haha idk

              • TheLastClown

                This is why women ruin sports blogs.

                /misogenist’d

              • Jimmy McNulty

                Oh please, weird ass dudes get prime tail all the time. Hugh Hefner? There’s at least three women that have fucked Newt Gingrich, which is at least three more than I’d have guessed.

                Anyways, how do you know a hairy back isn’t hygienic? He could shampoo it on a daily basis. And you know he has a woman, there’s no way he could talk ANYONE BUT his wife to do that.

            • first time lawng time

              That’s not manly; that’s barbaric.

              Maybe cavemanly…

            • pete

              I dunno man. I am definitely glad that I don’t have back hair. If I did (and could afford it) I would get laser. Considering all the shit we **prefer** women to do with their body hair, it’s only fair that we extend the same courtesy to them.

              It’s not about narcissism, it’s about courtesy. It’s about not grossing people out.

              • MannyGeee

                FWIW, THAT MUCH back hair is kind of a mess…

                counterpoint, we are in fact talking about Minnesota. So there’s that

                • Jimmy McNulty

                  It’s evolution, the man needs to stay warm.

  • Roger

    Sergio Mitre DFA by the Brewers. Over under on his return?

    • CP

      Under.

    • sangreal

      I think Gaudin is due for his annual return first

    • FernandoP

      I’d rather have him than Buddy Carlyle, but it’s best to just be done with Mitre.

      • MannyGeee

        with the state of the Yankees pitching staff, Mitre actually passes the ‘Mitre Test’…

        that just happened

  • Dave

    As long as his posts aren’t funny. The internet is no place for humor.

    Doom AND Gloom

  • special kid

    that other guy got fired?/

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

      No one got fired.

    • Esteban

      Guess he wasn’t a tank.

      • Pat D

        Probably wasn’t even a soldier.

        • MannyGeee

          He was like the Giambi of blogging… but with a better glove?

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

    /Complains about the complaints about the complaints about the complaints… All preemptively!

    (Congrats to Matt, and let’s please leave that weekend writer complaining/counter-complaining stuff in the weekend posts so as not to infect the rest of the threads. Gracias in advance.)

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      Typical East Coast elitist trying to tell the rest of us how to act.

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

        Oh, look at Matt sitting up high atop his cloud of East Coast elitist judgment in Greenwich, handing out life lessons to all the sinners.

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

          matt sux lol whatevs

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I miss Bartolo sooooo much

  • first time lawng time

    You know, I really don’t understand the hate with the weekend writers. They’re not terrible. An even if you feel they are, you shouldn’t be rude.

    • That guy

      If I am not happy with this Matt fella writings on the weekend, I will be asking for a refund!

  • http://twitter.com/rebeccapbp Squishy Jello Person

    So. Dodgers.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Two words.

      Mark. Cuban.

      • CMP

        If you’re a Yankee fan, those two words should be:

        No.Thanks.

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          Although it would mean more competition for the Yankees, it would be good for baseball. I have no beef with the Dodgers. At least they’re in the national league.

          • FernandoP

            Can the Yanks just give Dodgers a few million for the next payroll in return for Kershaw?

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

            Seriously, there’s no good reason why the Dodgers aren’t the West Coast version of the Yankees. These two franchises should stand astride the rest of the league like Vanderbilt atop a railroad track*.

            (*Was that too arcane of a reference?)

            • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

              I have to agree with you there.

            • MannyGeee

              there is ONE good reason that the Dodgers are not the Yankees of the West right now…

              let me give you a hint, the answer is leaving with 1/2.

          • CMP

            I’d bet you wouldn’t be too happy if Cuban were owner of the Dodgers and stole CC away from the Yankees this offseason.

            • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

              I doubt even Mark Cuban could outbid the Yankees. And it doesn’t matter whether I’m happy about it or not.

              • CMP

                It’ a moot point anyway since MLB wouldn’t let him in anyway. I’m sure they’ve taken notice of all the aggravation he’s given to David Stern over the years with his mouth.

              • MannyGeee

                you dont think the allure of what a Mack Cuban could do with a Dynasty team like the Dodgers is enough of a draw that they could start making those kinds of moves?

                you might be delusional. Here’s the deal: there are millions of baseball fans in the greater LA area, and like 12 of them give a shit about the Angels unless they go to the World Series and they get to see a rally monkey on the monitors…

                There is NO REASON why the Dodgers should not own the West Coast…

                • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                  Why am I delusional? I agree with you.

                  • MannyGeee

                    not you in particular, more in general.

                    I feel ya.

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

      Dear Hal:
      We should buy this.

      Sincerely,
      Hank

      • Esteban

        And make it a farm team of the Yankees. Matt Kemp and Clayton Kershaw on the Yankees

        http://www.zrxoa.org/photopost.....impson.jpg

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

          Oh, quit cogitating, Steinmetz, and use an open-faced club! A sand wedge!

          • TheLastClown

            Mmmmmm…open faced club sandwich….

            • MannyGeee

              Bartolo Agrees!!

      • MikeD

        Hmmm…while no one person can own a single team, could another Steinbrenner family member own the Dodgers? I guess they could, but they would have to divest whatever ownership shares they have in the Yankees.

        • Pat D

          I’m sure they’d never approve it, no matter what.

    • Kramerica Industries

      Bad that I get a strange satisfaction seeing them self destruct?

      Oh, and remember when the Yankees pulled that great comeback against them last year?

      It was a year ago today.

      • bonestock94

        That was so good, might be my favorite game from last year. Broxton has been toast ever since though, kinda sad.

      • http://www.youcantpredictbaseball.com bexarama

        That game was so awesome, one of my favorites ever. Except it killed Broxton, which is sad. :/

  • bonestock94

    Posada gave me a good lesson in small sample size this year. I was digging his grave a 5-6 weeks ago.

  • CMP

    Hannah has gotten a ton of shit from people complaining about her “whimsy” columns. You really need to get a life if you’re relegated to bitching about weekend columns in a free blog.

    I don’t think people realize when you are writing 4-5 articles per day about the Yankees, every article isn’t going to be ground breaking. Overall, I think this site is a breath of fresh air in presenting differing opinions and points of view analyzing the team.

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

      I’m personally insulted that these weekend writers have the gall to tell me that I’m dumb.

      Sincerely,
      Dumb People

      • pete

        #eastillectualitist

        • Brian

          So people on the West coast can’t be elitist?

          • pete

            no they’re either high or republicans

            • pinebarrens

              im high, a republican, and on the east coast.

    • bonestock94

      It’s so easy and routine to not read articles. I skip plenty on any site or magazine I read. I can’t imagine getting angry about it.

    • Rip

      Except Hannah isn’t writing 4 or 5 articles a day. She’s writing opinion pieces which are cake. And if she’s smart she’s writing them during the week, which amounts to maybe two a day. But yea, aside from that, you’re right.

      I’ve found something incredible. When I don’t like the previous work a writer has done, I avoid their future work. It’s incredible.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ata_player

    Mike Francesa gets some pretty hysterical prank calls.

    • MikeD

      How does one tell the difference between a “normal” Francesa caller and a prank caller? They’re much too close to distinguish.

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

        I feel like everyone who tunes into that show is a prank listener.

        • Pat D

          He was advocating them signing Fielder to an 8 year contract just to DH.

          I ordered my dog to sic him through the television.

          • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

            “I like Inge. I like him a lot. I would be interested in Inge.”

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

            He was advocating them signing Fielder to an 8 year contract just to DH.

            I’m often reminded why I’m glad I never listen to that show.

            • Pat D

              I was watching on YES. Does that make it better?

              Also, I wasn’t so much watching as doing chores and listening to it.

              Oh, shit, that means I was listening!

              Old habits die hard.

          • CMP

            Wait until this offseason and you’ll see a bunch of commenters on this site calling for the Yankees to sign Fielder too. Quite a few Yankee fans think they should sign EVERY big name free agent.

            • Pat D

              I wouldn’t be opposed to it if I didn’t think Fielder was bound to break down at some point over the next 8 years, the Yankees didn’t have a perfectly viable alternative already in their system, and that DH wouldn’t be needed for ARod, Jeter and Teix rest over the next 3-6 years.

            • MannyGeee

              FWIW if we did not have Tex, I would LOOOOVE Prince. but for like 4 years, not so much for 8..

            • The Big City of Dreams

              I bet you when the calls start Mike will say “the Yankees don’t need a superstar at every position. DH is a half day off for the older players. Boy typical Yankee fan they want everybody. Hey how about they get Pujols and put him in the outfield…*shakes head* This is uttah nonsense.”

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

                I hate the rotating DH idea because it means someone like Eduardo Nunez or Chris Dickerson or Frankie Cervelli will be in the lineup every day. Signing a DH to an eight year contract is also hilariously bad roster management, even for a team without some of the old guys the Yankees are stuck with.

      • first time lawng time

        I find the callers very inspiring. Take my handle, for example.

    • first time lawng time

      “I checked my sawces”. Lol

  • Brandon

    Just a thought on Montero. Maybe he’s just a slow starter. Last year at this time he was batting .235 with only 4 home runs in 235 at bats.He ended the season batting .289 with 21 home runs in 453 at bats. So his current .287 average with 5 home runs looks pretty good to me.

  • http://twitter.com/TylerWilkinson T-Dubs

    Matt’s arrival continues my very subtle attempts for RAB to relocate to central Connecticut.

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

      You nutmeg bastards make me sick, what with your knowledge corridor and your steady habits and your gaudy HDI scores.

      • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

        Don’t hate the player(s); hate the game.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    You’re all rooting for the Gators tongiht since USC eliminated UConn in the Super Regionals.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      As a former UCF student (was there for a year), I’m definitely rooting for the Gators.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Being a UCF student should make you root against the Gators.

        You people have no idea how to be proper Floridians.

        • Brooklyn ed

          crap, I meant UF. dunno why I was thinking of UCF. typing failed.

          I used to live in Florida, so I know how to deal with them. friends are crazy you know. lol.

          • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

            Haha well then that’s fine.

            And then you understand that if you live in Florida and are not a Gator fan, you hate the Gators and UF in general.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      I would rather eat my own face than root for the Gators.

      • MannyGeee

        strangely intrigued…

    • http://www.twitter.com/bgeary8 bgeary

      I can’t root for the Gators because my roommate worships Tim Tebow, refers to Chandler Parsons as “his boy”, and continually uses #gatorswag on Twitter.

      /punchesthings

  • Ryan 407

    any fight fans out there? how crazy was that comeback knockout by Cheick Kongo? if he didn’t hold onto Browne’s shorts he would be riding a three fight win streak right now.

    i think Matt Mitrione makes sense as his next opponent.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    It’s unclear if he’ll go on a rehab assignment or start next weekend against the Mets

    Wait, wouldn’t a rehab assignment actually be harder?

    Zing!

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Jose Reyes

      YOU TAKE THAT BACK!

    • MikeD

      The Yankees should announce that Bartolo Colon will making a rehab assignment next weekend before he’s ready to face a MLB team, and then announce it’s against the NY Mets.

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Quick question: When it says arb. eligible on the B-R page, does that mean at the beginning or end of that year’s season? That is, if it says “Joe Shmo signed through 2011 arb eligible 2012″ does that mean after this season or after next season?

    • MannyGeee

      I think it means he’s eligible for arbitration for his 2012 contract

  • China Joe

    I have to say I’m always impressed by Dan Shaughnessy’s ability to turn every story in sports into a story about Boston.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....=hp_t13_a2

    paraphrasing…
    “The Dodgers are bankrupt…did you know that Frank McCourt once bid on the Red Sox, but we the people of Boston rose as one and denounced him as a charlatan? Truly we are the greatest fans in the world. Also, the Dodgers had the audacity to pay a large amount of money to Manny Ramirez…the amazing people of Boston shake our collective heads in disgust at the idea of a team playing a known steroid user. HARRUMPH!”

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

      (reads article)

      Selig really missed the boat not letting the Dolans run the Red Sox. I’m sure that would have turned out splendidly for that ballclub. I have full faith in Charles and Jim’s ability to run a first-rate franchise.

      Sincerely,
      Scott Layden, Isiah Thomas, and Anucha Browne-Sanders

      • China Joe

        Perhaps they would have signed Eddy Curry to play 1st instead of trading for A-Gon…I hear that Curry kid’s got real potential.

    • Brian

      They are paying David Ortiz a large sum of money.

      • first time lawng time

        David Ortiz said he didn’t do steroids. It was vitamin supplements. You see, it very easy to get things like that mixed up.

        His word is definitely good enough me.

        • jon

          dont worry one of these days he will get to the bottom of that

        • MannyGeee

          “They pick me [to be tested for steroids] every time. I don’t know why. I don’t know if it’s because I’m a big guy, or what, but all I know is all they are going to find is a lot of rice and beans.”
          - David Ortiz in The Boston Globe, March 11, 2005

          sooooooo, yeah.

    • Owen Two

      Don’t read Shaughnessy, it’s bad for your eyes.
      Read this instead.

  • Esteban

    Chet Haze performed this weekend. Results: Not good.
    http://filmdrunk.uproxx.com/20.....to-witness

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

      I met some guy on the smoking deck who said he was a music producer and was there because he was fascinated that Chet Haze is making such a name for himself purely by being terrible.

      /RebeccaBlack’d

  • Esteban
    • MikeD

      Lion was smart. If he attacked the man and killed him, then they would have killed the lion.

      Lion >>>>>>>> Egyption body builder

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Florida takes the lead!

  • Pat D

    Wang’s final line for Hagerstown tonight:
    3 IP, 4 H, 2 R/ER, 0 BB, 3 K

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    Seriously people, Florida has the most unbearable, disgusting, obnoxious fan base in the country. I say this as a huge Yankees fan (obviously), they are far worse than Red Sox fans. I’m not just saying this because I’m a Hurricane, fans of every other team in Florida and the SEC cannot stand them.

    Basically my point is, STOP ROOTING FOR FLORIDA. They really don’t need a reason to be any more awful than they already are.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      Of course if you’re a Florida fan or have some sort of vengeance against South Carolina (I really couldn’t imagine why anyone would), then this need not apply.

      • Kramerica Industries

        I like to think I’m pretty fair about damn near everything.

        And I’d like to say that many college sports fans might come off worse than even Sox fans, since many of them are arrogant college-age kids who don’t know any better (even though they should).

        I know you don’t say this to lambaste all Gator fans out there, but I do find the characterization a bit unfair. Look at any major university with high-profile athletic programs, and you’ll find plenty of douchebags there as well. It’s accentuated for Florida because of Tim Tebow (I, fwiw, appreciate to hell what he did for Florida football, but I refrain from any obnoxious worshipping that many Florida fans do. I do not apologize for any of the extravagant media coverage he gets, however, as that is circumstance and would be the case if there was a highly successful, God-loving star QB at any university out there).

        /end rant

    • Brian

      I have found Florida easy to root against ever since Tebow.

    • Esteban

      Gator Bait.

    • http://www.twitter.com/bgeary8 bgeary

      I literally could not agree more.

  • Brian

    So we face Grienke and his sub 2 xFIP tomorrow…

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Don’t worry, Grienke won’t be able to handle the pressure of playing in New York.

      • Pat D

        #3

  • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

    What is this ‘Bunny Man’ I’m just now finding out about? Has anyone seen him at a game?

    http://deadspin.com/5815827/wh.....ee-stadium

    • Esteban

      Damnit, I didn’t see your comment.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.
    • MannyGeee

      no doubt in my mind he drives a primered van and likes little kids, in a’catholic’ way…

      aaaaaaaaaand likely posts comments to NoMaas…

      • first time lawng time

        LMAO you are on a roll tonight!

  • first time lawng time

    http://m.youtube.com/index?des.....oVnBGRIZSQ

    (I found the comments entertaining, too, a bad as they are)
    Puts Rebecca Black to shame. Ark Music Factory: PURE GENIUS

    Ps am I the only one here who thinks the guy that calls himself Fat Usher (Patrece something ) is a creeper?

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      I don’t like it

  • Esteban

    Has anyone ever seen the Bunny Man of Yankees Stadium?

    http://deadspin.com/5815827/wh.....ee-stadium

  • nick

    So…say Cashman does leave.

    Where does he go?

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

      He’s not going anywhere. He’s negotiating a new contract, one which he hopes will be Levine-proof.

      • Pat D

        I think he should hold out for the “Randy Levine Is Fired Now” clause.

        • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

          No need to go that far. Personally, I’d settle for a “Once we start talking baseball, Randy has to sit in the corner or leave the room” clause. It won’t stop him from politicking against and/or undermining Cash, but Cash can play that game as well as anyone.

    • john smith

      Cash should leave then he will realize what he’s missing

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    http://blogs.wsj.com/bankruptc...../?mod=e2tw

    Just reading this WSJ article on sports bankruptcies and noticed 3 MLB teams have been sold in bankruptcy auctions the past 3 years.

    Cubs, Rangers, and now soon the Dodgers will be added to the list.

  • MannyGeee

    1. Anyone else’s mind blown that they finally got Whitey Bulger after almost 2 decades? an AMAZING story going on there.

    2. I am surprised we have not spent an inordinant amount of time discussing how ‘disadvantaged’ the Sox have been against those pesky NL teams, since they cannot use a DH.

    fucking crybabys. lose 4 out of 6 and the sky is falling. what a bunch of assholes.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Yeah, that was pretty crazy that they got him. I’m wondering why they spent so much resources on him…I mean honestly, he was living in a shitty apartment in Santa Monica, what could he have possibly done?

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Steve S.

    http://blogs.thetimes-tribune.com/yankees/?p=10667

    The must-read article of the day on Brackman, from a guy who follows him everyday. (If of course, you haven’t read it already)

  • Pat D

    For some reason I decided to rewatch The Bronx Is Burning today.

    It’s interesting to see how their season went when you watch this and follow along on BRef. In August they went from 5 games back to 2 games up in 2 weeks. Winning streaks FTW.

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    Fuck. Gamecocks tied it. But only after a leadoff walk that can be credited to some pretty terrible ball-strike calls.

  • James A

    As I go to bed, here’s to hoping Prince, Braunie and the rest of the Brew Crew’s nights are just beginning

  • john smith

    Why would he leave scared of the weekend writers?