Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Angels Fans are Whining Babies

The Angels Blogosphere is rampant today with claims of Mariano Rivera using a spitball. Many seem to suggest that this is how Rivera has been so successful over the years.

This douchebag takes screenshots of the game that suggest that Rivera spit directly on the ball. He goes on to suggest that FOX is in cahoots with Rivera.

Evidence offered: a "spit halo" on top of the baseball after it's been "spit upon":

Of course that's during the fade-in to Scioscia, where you can clearly see this "spit halo" is the fucking Magestic logo on Scioscia's jacket.

Check out what this assfrog had to say:

I would say this is pretty conclusive evidence of why Yankees pitcher Mariano Rivera is able to throw only one pitch that has unpredictable, yet precise movement.

He has mastered the Angels so far in the ALCS but has Major League Baseball gotten a look at how he "warms up" for his appearance on the mound? You be the judge...

  • With a tie game in the bottom of the 10th, the Yankees bring in Rivera.
  • After warming up, he has his back to home plate so the home plate ump can't see.
  • He looks down at the ball, then up to see if the 2nd base ump is watching.
  • He then looks back at the ball and appears to spit on it.
  • And when he tests clean for steroids they say he is not a cheater.

Total and complete nonsense. First of all, Rivera wouldn't look down at a baseball and drop spit directly from his mouth onto it. Secondly, he'd have to have been doing this for 15 years, and nobody noticed until now. Thirdly, baseballs get changed out so often, he'd have to do this 5-10 times per game.

Absolute nonsense, and even though the Angels won, total sour grapes by their fanbase.

By the way, here's a slowed-down video of the incident, which clearly shows the spit travels past Rivera's hand and the ball and travels to the ground. Funny that the Angels blogs decide to show misleading screenshots rather than the entire video:

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posted by Mr. Faded Glory @ 8:11 AM   7 comments


At 10/20/2009 11:37 AM, Blogger Karen said...

My god, if Fox was in cahoots with the Yankees, I'm certain my viewing experiences would have been totally idyllic, instead of rage-inducing.

And the "spit halo" is my favorite new conspiracy term, right along with "grassy knoll."

At 10/20/2009 12:18 PM, Blogger June said...


is an assfrog a frog made of ass (and if so, is it a literal frog or are is it a french person made of ass?), or a frog that lives in/on someone's ass, or is it just a euphemism for asshole?

At 10/20/2009 1:55 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

It is a French amphibian made of ass who lives in someone's ass and id a euphemism for asshole.

At 10/20/2009 2:49 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

Reminds me when a certain blogger was crying about Kenny Rogers a few years ago. A lot of nothing here.

At 10/20/2009 2:51 PM, Blogger Mr. Faded Glory said...

Well except that Kenny Rogers was caught red handed in multiple games using pine tar on baseballs.

That's apples to oranges.

At 10/20/2009 2:53 PM, Anonymous Rob A from BBD said...

I think this story is about done. It's stupid. To think that a guy with the best control in baseball is using a spitter, a pitch with probably less control than the knuckler, is insane.

At 10/20/2009 3:03 PM, Blogger Rex Banner said...

They're both a bunch of whiney bloggers crying to their computers.

If he was caught red handed, then why wasn't he punished. It was just your opinion - just like some idiots think Mo was spitting on the ball (which wouldn't really do anything anyway)


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