Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Pete Abraham's game-post last night was chock-full-of-goodies, but my favorite part, a bit of information that my wife also shared with me (she learned it from S. Waldman on the radio), came from Ron Guidry, who called Chien-Ming Wang and told him, "You can pitch but you can't run."
A Wocka, wocka, wocka.
Omar kept saying over and over that it wasn't just about Willie, it was about the players and, yes, the GM as well. ("I take full responsibility" has become the standard way of dodging responsibility.) He said he's trying to do everything he can to make the team better, and he specifically cited this: "We picked up Trot Nixon."
I have to say, Omar, I thought you were doing a lousy job, but I guess I have to give you props. Picked up Trot Nixon? How can they lose?
It just goes to show you, if you've got a running Wang, sooner or later you're going to have to see a doctor.
and I agree --- Minyaya is a turd.
"Kennedy threw a bullpen session Sunday and is scheduled to pitch batting practice Friday, with an eye toward beginning a minor league rehab assignment next week. He figures to eventually replace Chien-Ming Wang in the rotation, but it likely won't be until next month."
When next week may the rehab assignment begin? The Yanks may try to get him to the mound on Sunday. That way, he can pitch a second rehab game on Friday and join the rotation Wednesday night, July 2 against Texas. Otherwise, he'll be returning against Boston.
Who will be the lucky Yankee to get the start on the afternoon of the 4th against the Sox? That will be the 25th aniversary of Righetti's no-hitter.
6 I'll be there Saturday as well.
Who's down wit' OPP? (it's the new 70!)
10 Jeb, try the Bronx Zoo, where the meat is tender and fresh >;)
Hopefully, you'll get better results than I got from my game. At least they are playing better now. Not that I'm trying to take any credit for the team's recent success or anything, but we have only lost once since I got to sit in the dugout...
If you guys want a good laugh, check out Kissing Suzy Kolber's tribute to the Celtics. Freaking hilarious.
It was really wierd to see the first two HRs (ARod, Giambi) w/o any "SEEYA!" stuff from Kay.
Chyll, each year you should have at least one pastrami on rye. Repeat until you understand.
Who's next...David Wells?
Why not bring back Karim Garcia while they're at it (actually, having Karim around might be kinda fun).
17 I was in Brooklyn Heights on a film shoot for German TV. Unbelievably, they were trying to film a stunt scene with a speeding car while the rain was pouring down in barrels. I was firewatching the camera truck when I heard BOOM! BOOM-BOOM! A dozen of us dashed down the promenade to watch the fireworks over the Manhattan skyline and thinking, "This is for Father's Day??"
(I was also standing thisclose to a really cute Polish girl, a fellow PA; the moment couldn't have been scripted more perfectly for romance... except [sigh] she's married.)
24 Me next! I have six fingers on both hands (though they're nubbed...) Maybe I can break out the ol' sidewinder for a few hundred (thousand) and write a movie about it...
26 Maybe he heard about Mussina getting the ice cream back in the clubhouse and wanted to "contribute"...
And now I know why. Read PeteAbes 'Game 72' post. Looks like the odds of Wang pitching anytime in 2008 are very long. Me thinks the Yanks FO is in 'we don't really need a trade' mode, so look for a trade coming.
Will, go with Corned Beef instead.
Of course, I don't think you can get really good Pastrami in the South anyway.
Try the Pastrami at Katz's Deli in downtown Manhattan. If you don't like it there, you're not going to like it anywhere.
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