Eyechart My Heart
Two former Yankees faced off yesterday, and the war of words continues today. Failed Yankee Randy Johnson and former Yankee Doug Mientkiewicz don't seem to like each other very much:
The two got into a verbal spat in the Pirates' 5-3 win over Arizona on Monday after
Mientkiewicz stepped out of the batter's box, and then after stepping back in, called time again as Johnson was beginning his windup. Johnson took exception to Mientkiewicz's actions and immediately began barking at the Pirates' infielder.
After the game, Johnson played off the incident, saying: "It didn't bother me at all. If it would've, [Mientkiewicz] would probably be on a stretcher, and I'd be out of the game."
"I've been on a stretcher before and, technically, he's been out of the game for three years in my mind," Mientkiewicz said, alluding to Johnson's seasons with the Yankees and his injury-plagued 2007 campaign. "That just shows me how mentally weak he is. That's why he got out of [New York]."
New York beat him down, let's put it that way," said Mientkiewicz, in no mood to apologize for his outspokenness. "He doesn't have intimidating stuff anymore, so I'm not going to stand for it."
"It affected him completely," Mientkiewicz said. "I know how mentally weak he is. I tried to take the high road, [but] not anymore."
In fairness to Dougie, he did have one of his best seasons in New York (and wasn't awful with the Mets, either). Randall, however, did have two of his worst seasons in New York. Was it the pressure? Not from the games, because Johnson's shown he's able to handle the postseason. His performance in the 2001 World Series, with three wins (one in relief of a fat bloated idiot) were made a mockery when said fat idiot shared the MVP with him. So what gives?
Oh. The media pressure. Well at least he doesn't have to worry about that anymore back in the sunshine of the desert... they're now totally focused on A-Rod and Joba.
Good on you though, Eyechart, for telling it like it is. Johnson did fail in New York. And now his stuff isn't good enough to scare you from saying it.
Labels: eyechart, medium sized league average unit
posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 5:13 PM