Monday, November 30, 2009

What's Wrong With This Picture?

I really can't believe how truly awful Yahoo!'s sports department and editing staff truly are. This kind of stuff just keeps happening.


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Monday, November 16, 2009

Should Win, Will Win (2009 Edition)

Just as in year's past, I'm going to guess at who will win the major awards, and who should win the major awards.

I think the writers are getting better at these awards, but there's still a long way to go.

In any event, my picks:

Who Should Win
Who Will Win
AL ROYRick PorcelloAndrew Bailey
NL ROYJ.A. HappChris Coghlan
AL MOYRon GardenhireMike Scioscia
NL MOYJim TracyJim Tracy
AL Cy Young
Zack GreinkeZack Greinke
NL Cy Young
Adam WainwrightAdam Wainwright
AL MVPJoe MauerJoe Mauer
NL MVPAlbert PujolsSomeone silly, like Raul Ibanez

We'll see what happens - maybe I'm giving the writers too much credit.

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Jeter's a Thespian

From an MLB release:
A down-on-his-luck Derek Jeter was wandering the Coney Island boardwalk on Thursday afternoon, but it was all for show - the Yankees captain is playing himself in the upcoming movie, "The Other Guys."

According to a synopsis in the New York Post, Will Ferrell and Mark Wahlberg play police officers who are taken off the streets after Wahlberg's character wrongly shoots Jeter in the leg after seeing him walk around with a bat.

The scene shot at Nathan's Famous on Thursday takes place years later, when a washed-up Jeter - wearing a ratty jacket, jeans and sporting stringy gray hair - encounters the two officers. The comedy is being directed by Adam McKay, who also provided "Anchorman" and "Talladega Nights."

Jeter has had a little acting experience in the past. Aside from numerous commercials - including a memorable 2003 credit card ad with George Steinbrenner - the shortstop had a cameo in the 2003 Jack Nicholson flick 'Anger Management,' and hosted 'Saturday Night Live' in 2001.
You'd think Jeter would be an odd casting choice considering he's not really known for his range.

I dug up some photos. Enjoy.

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Saturday, November 07, 2009

How to Keep Your Kids off of Steroids

Show them these photos of Sammy Sosa, today:

Maybe Sammy accidentallly injected Trioxin, or steroids really do turn you into an ashen zombie.

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Thursday, November 05, 2009

Quote of the Year?

The Yankees have won 26 World Series without him. Somehow.

Alex has never never played in one World Series game.

I would suggest that if the Yankees did not have Alex, they would be far more likely to win over the long term. His 24 + 1 mentality is not conducive to championship play. I realize it’s spring training, but the Yankees have looked terrific. They’re a much better team when they aren’t sitting around waiting for him to hit a home run. Of course, he’s signed for nine years and he’s a terrific hitter and they need him back. No question. But that money they spent on him in 2007 could have been used elsewhere.

Peter Abraham, March 25th, 2009

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Nice to See PeteAbe Still Reads LoHud

PeteAbe's article on the Yankees' victory on

Chad Jennings' article from Game 5 of the World Series.

Man oh man, PeteAbe should just stick to creating anonymous trolls that defend his articles on NoMaas.

If you want a good laugh, make sure to read the comments.

(hat tip to Rex Banner for the heads up)

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Twenty Seven, and a Contest Coming

To celebrate the Yankees 27th World Championship, I'll be running a contest on this blog next week with some Yankee-related prizes.

Congratulations to the Yankees and all of their fans.

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Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Simple Math.

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Monday, November 02, 2009

Since When Does A Pitcher Give Up Five Runs and Win "Player of the Game"?

Cliff Lee had a 6.43 ERA for the game, but the geniuses at FOX gave him the Player of the Game.

Utley? Sorry, buddy your two homers aren't good enough.

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Gaudin Should Be Starting Game 5

Fact: AJ Burnett is much better at home.
Fact: Cliff Lee is pitching tonight and if the Yankkees can't muster anything against him, you waste Burnett.
Fact: Burnett would be on regular rest in Game 6.
Fact: This forces Pettitte to pitch on short rest.

I think Girardi is overplaying his hand here. We'll see.

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Sunday, November 01, 2009

Jimmy Rollins *Did* Say the Series Would Be Over in Five Games, Right?

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