• http://www.twitter.com/_swarlesbarkley Mark Teixeira – Ghostbuster (formally Drew)

    Wait when the fuck was this happening?

    When the fuck did we get ice cream?

    I am confused. I come for an open thread and there is a chat? I’m with it.

    • Chop It Up

      That ice cream quote is underrated. +1

  • flamingo

    Everything said in this chat was informed and levelheaded. It’s sad that I find that so refreshing.

  • Minor Leaguer

    Random post but Andrew Brackman signed with the White Sox, I was hoping we would sign him which was really unlikely anyway but we now have the A’s old Minor League pitching instructor and the A’s are stacked with great youn pitching because of him so he could’ve fixed up Brackman perfectly. Btw Brackman somehow grew and is now 6’11 1/2 so almost 7′. Think about it, he throws over the top so the ball comes from about 9.5ft. to around hip level… That’s crazy AF!!!

  • Mister D

    Lagunitas Sucks doesn’t suck. Its awesome.

    • Jimmy

      And this was the takeaway from the chat.

    • Cris Pengiucci

      Can you send some to CO? I haven’t seen any out here. (But we’ve got a lot of Microbrews here that you done. :-) )

      • Cris Pengiucci

        done don’t

    • Frank

      I love that brewery. Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ and Hop Stoopid are two of my favorite beers.

  • Cool Lester Smooth (Formerly YanksFanInBeantown)

    For whatever it’s worth, Gio’s file had stats from 2/20 on it, before he even pitched in ST. Hopefully that means it’s all some weak bullshit from a tabloid trying to make it big.

  • Sean C

    I have been trying incessantly to point my father to reasonable articles about A-Rod. He still hasn’t accepted the level-headed analysis of this blog, so I won’t hold my breath. I keep telling him the Yankees signed A-Rod to the contract and are stuck with him (barring a miracle). He HATES A-Rod, and I think that this is the mistake of the irrational fan. He’s been a Yankee fan for over 30 years, so I digress. However, look at A-Rod’s numbers with the Yankees. Love him or hate him, he has been really, really good for us. I can’t wait for the Alex Rodriguez bio-pic once this all said and done (obviously it will be a made-for-tv movie haha).

    • Barry

      lil brown on your nose there

      • Sean C

        So, A-Rod has been a sub-par player for the Yankees? Regardless of what he is paid (we didn’t sign him to his contract, after all), he has still been at least an above average player since joining the Yankees. Sorry if I offended you for actually rooting for and appreciating Yankees players.

    • dalelama

      1 WS victory in Aroid’s 9 years is fewer than anticipated when we acquired the dirt bag. Overall, considering the money spent the Aroid years have been a tremendous disappointment. I will never forgive him for breaking the Curse of the Bambino with one of his patented post season choke performances.

      • Get Phelps Up

        1 world series in 9 years is fewer than your Mets have won.

        • dalelama

          Please put your crayons down.

          • Get Phelps Up

            Put yours down first.

  • cr1

    Not knowing the above poster’s father I can’t comment on whether he is in fact an irrational fan, but I do know that hatred for a specific player is not uncommon among fans who are not generally perceived as irrational. Many a poster here has over the years expressed hatred for one or another wearer of the sacred laundry, and without a single comment about his or her irrationality following.

    It seems that only if the hatred is of Al does the imputation of irrationality follow. This in itself is, of course, quite irrational.