Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
As fate would have it, my good pal Pat Jordan has a piece in today's Sunday Magazine on his father. It's a good one. Check it out.
Should Cashman be locking up Cano?
1) Gwynn hit .300 for 19 consecutive seasons
2) During 1993-1997, Gwynn had a five-year BA of .368. Thats sick.
3) Gwynn struck out only 434 times in 20 years. Thats an average of 22 Ks/yr or roughly 1 every 7+ games. Thats sick again.
on a related note, that morning watching a 14 year old drunk kid puke, have his cap fall into said pile of vomit, and watch his "friends" place that cap back on his head was one of the most simultaneously disgusting and hilarious things i have ever been witness to.
But that night, I watched the local news because they showed a replay of the rally at City Hall Plaza. It was a typical celebration rally until, all of a sudden, Ty Law gets on the microphone and leads over a million people in the chant - "Yankees Suck". Few things have ever repulsed me more. There was Wonderboy Brady, Belichick, the Kraft family, Mayor Menino, the entire Boston City Council . . . To celebrate their team's first Super Bowl win ever, they chant "Yankees Suck".
I have never seen better evidence of the Boston area's inferiority complex - and poor sportsmanship. I was embarassed to call myself a resident of Boston that day.
How long does it take to get used to? Measurable in years, I presume?
14 actually, i get a kick out of it, jim dean. i am constantly told that i'm "brave" for wearing my yankees hat/shirt or for having a huge NY wallpaper on my laptop here at school (how having ANYTHING on someone's laptop could ever conceivably constitute bravery is laughable on several levels). whatever. i've found that the bark is far worse than the bite. i've endured a few taunting remarks here or there, but i've never been threatened (outside of "friendly" "family oriented" fenway park, that is). enduring 2004 (and then the 2005 season) was a bit obnoxious, but you've dodged that bullet. a certain week in august this past summer made up for that. it was priceless.
i have a feeling that you'll do just fine.
i'll take this opportunity to offer up an early "welcome to enemy territory, jim dean." you'll have support. we're here for you.
The sad thing is, apart from the whole Yankees-related inferiority complex (which 2004 did not entirely expunge), it really is a great place to live. Lots of good food, easy to get around, tons of things to do, etc etc etc.
i agree. the little lady and i are shopping for a home. we're planning on sticking around for a while.
shaun p, you dislike the local fox affiliate? i find their sports coverage to be quite unbiased. <----(that is sarcasm)
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