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Posted on: May 20, 2010 12:26 pm

No Sympathy For Josh Beckett

Beckett is an over-rated scumbag. Yes I said it, and I stand behind it. And I do not hate the Red Sox or anything, so please don't take this as some kind of anti-Red Sox rant. This is about Beckett, and beckett alone. What has he done other than the 03 series and 07 alcs? Answer: Sucked, bitched and head hunted. The scowl, the bean balls, the ego, the whole synpathy for him now. He thinks he's the next Roger Clemens, and he so clearly is not. The Red Sox overpaid, and overvalued him, and now that he's injured they should be HAPPY. Yes they are spending a ton of money on him, but at least now they don't have to deal with his bloated era and antics. Bottomline....Was Clemens a scum-bag? Absolutly, but he was a hall of famer, so at least his arrogance was based on something. Beckett's arrogance is based on two great performances in a career filled with embarrasing ego tripping mediocrity.

Category: MLB
Tags: beckett, red sox
Posted on: May 6, 2009 2:43 pm
Edited on: May 6, 2009 2:54 pm

What's Wrong With The Yankees

It's not rocket science, and it doesn't need to be discussed ad nausea. What's wrong with the Yankees is simple and clear. If you've watched even a minute of a game at the "new" stadium, you know what is painfully clear, the Yankees as you know (or ever thought you knew them) are done. The divide (both physical and symbolic) between the empty "legend" seats and the plebes says it all. What's wrong with the Yankees? Well I'll tell you.......

What's wrong with the Yankees is that they've embraced corporate greed to the point where the on-field play is irrelevant. They have unnecessarily built a new stadium in order to maximize profits at the expense of tradition, home-field advantage, and their true fans. It's a disgrace and they are reaping exactly what they deserve.
Posted on: January 27, 2009 10:32 am
Edited on: May 1, 2010 4:22 pm

Joe Torre = Ringo Starr

Enough already with Joe Torre. Yes he won multiple titles….we get it, he's sooooo great. Don't forget that he "managed" one of the greatest collections of talent in the history of the sport, and didn't win anything when he had average talent and actually had to make something happen. Nobody can deny the rings, but to consider him one of the greatest managers of all time based on his complete track record and the talent on the Yankees at the time is laughable. Yet he acts as if he is one of the greatest managers of all time. Running his mouth about A-Rod and continuing this “woe-is-me” act with the Yankees is seriously pathetic. Joe Torre needs to get over himself and shut his mouth. Be thankful you were in the Bronx when you were Joe, because you were the Ringo Starr of the Yankees.

Category: MLB
Posted on: July 15, 2008 9:09 am

Thoughts on Josh Hamilton's homerun derby showing

Watching Josh Hamilton last night was a revelation. I've never seen somebody hit that many shots, that far with that much ease. In fact I doubt anyone ever has. It was truly historic and unbelievable. And despite ESPN's efforts to overproduce and ruin his story with cheesy camera angles, extended commercial breaks, incessant terrible Joe Morgan commentary (i.e. right after Hamilton clearly asks his pitcher to switch to the gold ball, Morgan says "I think he just told him to take something off it because he's tired") and every commentator's cheesy overdramatic comments on Hamilton's story, Hamilton's story and the fans reaction provided an actual RARE genuine moment on TV. I got the corny chills watching it (particularly when the fans were chanting "Ham-il-ton!, Ham-il-ton!, Ham-il-ton!)and that's very rare nowadays in our overproduced, Fox News / paparazzi celebreality 'American Idol' driven culture. So to Josh Hamilton I say, thank you. Last night was truly an amazing spectacle to witness.
Category: MLB
Posted on: July 11, 2008 10:59 am
Edited on: July 11, 2008 11:06 am

Thoughts on Paul O'Neill's #21 being worn

This is in response to Scott Miller's article when he discussed when Latroy Hawkins originally wore #21 this season for the Yankees and was pressured to change it by the fans because that was the number that Paul O'Neill wore (among other points about players he hates). He stated:

"....he has a high enough opinion of himself to give it a whirl. The most asinine occurrence of the year came in April, when Yankees fans were giving it to reliever LaTroy Hawkins because he was wearing O'Neill's old No. 21. Nobody had worn it since Paulie, but because Hawkins' first choice was one of a zillion numbers the Yankees had retired, he had to pick another. So he attempted to honor Roberto Clemente ... and Yankees fans reacted as if he had dumped manure during the Pope's visit.

O'Neill, of course, had the perfect venue to make life easier for a new Yankee: the airwaves. He could have stepped up and urged fans to welcome Hawkins. Instead, O'Neill said he found it sort of surprising that someone was wearing his number. Strange to see his old number warming up in the bullpen, O'Neill said.  As Steve Martin once said, let's get small, Paul. "

I agree with him on some points, but when he starts going off on Paul O'Neill he looks so dumb it just erases any point he made. It's a pathetic attempt to stir the pot and get people talking (which ironically I am blatantly falling into his trap. Oh Scott Miller you crafty devil you!!). So, I agree with him that the San Diego catchers are horrendous, Jose Reyes is a glorified circus freak, and Andruw Jones and Eric Gagne are blatant steroid casulties. Fine, no arguments there. And of course he has to throw in the obligatory 'A-Rod is rich and a hall of fame legend and banging supermodels and I secretly wish I was him and I hate him' schpeel. I won't even argue with him there, because these people just can't grasp the reality that A-Rod is a legend of the sport.

That said, calling out Paul O'Neill because the Yankee fans want #21 retired?!? PLEASE. LaTroy Hawkins is a complete nobody. Paul O'Neill is a Yankee legend. That should be the end of the discussion right there. He has every right to act the part of Yankee legend. Scott Miller has a problem because O'Neill didn't give the typical PC neutered answer of 'awe shucks, I just wake up every day and say how lucky I am just to be here and done what I've done, etc.' F that. Paul O'Neill was the epitomy of what a Yankee is, was, and will always be. The fact that he sided with the fans proves that you moron. 

Posted on: June 20, 2008 1:35 pm

Thoughts on the Willie Randolph Firing

Was it a good or bad thing they ask?

I suppose it was the right move for the Mets organization, but it's not as if Willie failed. He was brought in to manage a group of talented, but moreso immature kids and faded veterans. Jose Reyes has all the talent in the world, but he's a freak show. He's the "And 1" version of major league baseball. Tim Duncan hits boring 15 foot bank shots and wins championships, while "Hot Sauce" does reverse windmill dunks on 13 foot rims and gets backstage passes to Bow Wow concerts. Reyes is "bling bling" and Duncan is championship rings. Granted Minaya tried to get rid of some of the obsurdity by getting rid of Lastings "Keeping it rizeal" Milledge and his burgeoning rap career, but the dye had been cast on this group of malcontents and permanently cursed franchise long ago. Willie getting fired is the best thing for him. He wasn't punished for being a bad manager, he was given a life raft on a quickly sinking ship. He was rescued from the perrenial hell of Mike and the Mad Dog and all the idiot Mets fans constant overanalyzation of the team (which by the way serves as confirmation that none of them actaully have any type of lives). So was it a good move? Yes. Willie was rescued from the titanic, and the loser Mets fans have something to talk about on Saturday nights.

Category: MLB
Tags: Mets, Randolph, Willie
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