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Another stud pitcher in pin stripes?

Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:46 pm
Did anyone else pick up on the subliminal message sent out by Roy Halladay when asked about his interest in a trade? His response was, "I'd rather hit (in the national league) than have to face (Derek) Jeter, A-Rod (Alex Rodriguez ), (Hideki) Matsui, (Mark) Teixeira and those guys."

Let me translate that for you. "I would love to play for the Yankees where I would surely lead them to a World Series Championship, and my numbers would be even better since I wouldn't have to face the juggernauts in the Yankees lineup."

I don't know about you, but that seems pretty clear to me. He stated that hitting isn't really something that he was good at as he offered it as an unwarranted alternative to facing a ridiculous lineup, and the only way to ensure that he doesn't have to pitch against those guys is to play on the same team as them. Everyone knows the old adage, "If you can't beat 'em, join 'em." Well Roy Halladay seems to be very familiar with that saying.

I know the Yankees spent more money than the equivalent of our National debt on two pitchers in the offseason, but they will stop at nothing to win another championship and Halladay would turn the possibility of a 27th ring into a certainty.

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 8:05 pm

Another stud pitcher in pin stripes?

Roy was my very first pick on my toy team. But I learned one big thing...any thrower going in that barn gets benched! Yeah, maybe some guys can sneak a lucky one out once in awhile (Ricky Romero!?), but it seems like ol' Joe has his hitters going up there with the 9 irons and crankin' away to right, hoping to catch the wind tunnel.

Ahhhh, takes me back to my USAF team going up against the NAVY team in that pool-shark park. Seemed like they marched out fat bearded guy after fat bearded guy and they were all moon shotting 'em to that porch. Poor Rusty (our pitcher) never had a chance. It was over before it began.

Odds that the Yankees will get their man...better than even money.

Since: Sep 14, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 2:53 pm

Another stud pitcher in pin stripes?

He did say that, but I just found it odd how he named all the players from the Yankees as opponents he didn't want to

Since: Sep 18, 2007
Posted on: July 14, 2009 1:33 pm

Another stud pitcher in pin stripes?

I'm suprised that he didn't put Damon's name in that quote after that "Johnny-Rocket" that he got launched against him a week ago! May be something to that adage, fins. But I'm sure he's still smartin' after getting pummeled in that beer league of a RF porch. True, the alure of a possible championship is there (not to mention a bottomless pit of loot!), but he would have to make a serious location adjustment for home games.

Of course ever the optimist, I'm hoping he's thinking of Cubbie blue! Cool

Since: Jan 3, 2008
Posted on: July 14, 2009 12:54 pm

Another stud pitcher in pin stripes?

Hey Fins! Didn't he say he wanted to go to a big market NL team?

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