Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Actually, it wasn't poor Tanyon that got so many Yankee fans hot-under-the-collar. It was the way Joe Torre used him. Anyhow, he's an Atlanta Brave now. So long, Snoops. Thanks for the memories.
...all based on one comment my wife made.
i know that this move is for the good of the team, but damnit... now half of my baseball comedic repetoire has been vaporized.
also... i don't know if it has been mentioned here yet, but there was an interesting article over at the eagle-tribune.
the sox's john lester has lymphoma, as i'm sure most here are aware, but according to this piece he is getting support from an unexpected source:
"The (New York) Yankees sent flowers that first week. They were the only organization (other than the Red Sox) to do so," John Lester said. "That was great. I don't know who it was in the organization, but somebody sent him a large (bouquet), saying that they were rooting for him. That's kind of cool. People tell me it could even have been (New York owner George) Steinbrenner."
"evil empire" my rear end.
That is truly commedic.
Sturze as Cairo's straightman.
ha ha ha hah.
3 Indeed, Tanyon, thanks for all the fish.
(in my imagined scenario, that is.)
...but you can imagine the joy that swept through the clubhouse upon miggy's triumphant return.
this whole thing had my friend (a die-hard sox fan) cheering for these two guys as if they were friends of his.
today, i imagine a teary-eyed miguel cairo, in bed with the shades drawn, singing along through sobs along with his stereo, which is blasting the byrds' timeless classic...
"to everything, turn turn turn..."
2 I've criticized Jeter in the past for not showing A-Rod love in the media, but I've since sided with him; the media is just as much at fault for making A-Rod Public Enemy #1 as they have with other notables in the recent past. Sheffield's assessment aside, A-Rod will do fine as the fanholes and the mediocra will soon focus on another star (Willis? Hughes?) to hate on when he doesn't produce to lofty expectations. The only reason people pick on A-Rod is because he let it affect him at some point.
hmph. Good-bye to Sturtze becomes another A-Rod rant. I'm off to pepper my tongue now...
The dolphins turn out to be highly evolved beings from outer space and just before they get off the planet before it's annihilated, they bid farewell to humankind: "So long...and thanks for all the fish!"
5 ha ha hah ah ah ah aha!
From Peter King's MMQB:
"b. Sign of the Week, in the crowd behind the FOX pregame show set at Giants Stadium: "It's All A-Rod's Fault.'"
But then I remembered that the Giants' season ended a month ago, when they were 6-2 and cruising. Nothing has happened since then, right?
8 So, Tanyon Sturtze is Wilziak?
At B-R under 'Similar Pitchers' for Tanyon Sturtze listed #1 is 'Drummer for Def Leppard'.
Banterer, it has more iron. Banterite sounds too much like neophyte, while Banterian makes you think, "shhhhh" (though I don't have a problem with that!)
Other nouns and pronouns to consider:
Banter de Soliel
...and the -itis of course, and so-on and so-forth.
17 Will, you have entirely way too much time on your hands. =)
19 I can't fathom why you would be cold after watching that game. If I saw what you saw, I'd be heated all the way home.
No muss, no fuss. (Okay, maybe some fuss, but not a lot...)
What I don't get is that Jacobs was never once stopped while running up the middle. Then they'd get down to the 3 or something and every time try to run outside or these elaborate pass plays. Just run the freakin' ball up the middle!
I have a continuing fantasy that has ARod holding a press conference in which he publicly apologies to Jetes for the SI article of years ago... stating that he NOW knows that what Jetes does is not just about numbers... how being a Yankee doesn't guarantee winning the WS... and how he misses his past close friendship with Derek.
Regardless of what Jetes says, my guess is that there is always umspoken tension in the clubhouse. We know once Jetes blows you off, you are truly blown off. Mending their relationship would not only be good on a humanistic level, but would help the team.
I mean these are 2 superstars both worth over 100 million. What a shame to not enjoy the relationship they had some years ago.
It would be nice to have a truly at-peace and motivated ARod working for us.
Heck, if his wife can't bring him peace, how could Jeter?
Talking to seals? Playing guitar on the streets for change? If those aren't sure indications that the Yankees should pay Zito top dollar, I don't know what more to say...
17 Don't forget that any Banterer who has to go without the internet for a few days (gasp!) would experience Banter Withdrawal Syndrome (BWS). Symptoms include nightmares about Scott Proctor's right arm, constantly quoting They Might Be Giants songs, and an obsessive need to find out once and for all: Who is Karim Garcia?
You're right. If Torre hadn't used Sturtze at all, I probably wouldn't dislike him as much. Although, that "I have absolutely no idea what is going on" stare bugs me a little bit, too.
er, what's the number to BBAnon?
To which I answer "Dude, if you don't know, I'm not gonna tell you!"
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I dig the idea of the Boss cutting tracks with Stanley Jordan and Chick Corea in some fusion project.
Stinnett (36) .237/.318/.385
Fasano (35) .221/.296/.398
Mirabelli (36) .234/.320/.411
That's right, if the season ended today, our Jets would be the #6 seed in the AFC. Crazy! I've sent this to just about every Giants fan I can think of. The responses are not suitible for reprint.
Thanks, thebaseballcube.com, for letting me know more about a fringe professional baseball player than I ever though I'd need.
I didn't know 4 year olds wrote for the Toronto Star. http://tinyurl.com/yd4tjm
Exactly. Specifically it was the fact that Torre kept using him to throw the ball toward home plate with the general intention of getting the batter to make an out. This did not seem to play to Sturtze strengths at all. I hear is an good shoveller though. Not a great shoveller, mind you. But good.
"I thought I pitched pretty good yesterday"
"Wah wah wah wah wah"
"So I gave up a couple dozen runs, so what?"
"Wah wah wah wah"
"Screw you blockheads, I'm going home!"
How is it the Cubs can do so much without really doing anything?
Practice, practice, practice... at this point, they must consider it an inalienable right.
Nobody cares that the Jets haven't beat anyone significant, oh yeah...they beat the Patriots. Giant fans don't comment about another team's very weak schedule and their ability to parlay that into a playoff bid, we just aren't that mean. Giant fans won't mention the Jets remaining schedule: Buffalo, @Min, @Miami, and Oakland. Or that those teams are terrible. Or that the Jets played the NFC North this year and the one good team they played from that division shut-out the Jets.
Giant fans are way too classy to mention all those things. :-)
I thought the Jets would have trouble winning 3 games. Now they're going to make the playoffs.
A couple friends of mine were in Florida for Spring Training a few years back...2003 to be exact...and they had tickets behind the plate for a nice afternoon game in Dunedin---tickets that they had gotten from a friend who knew a Blue Jay.
So here they are in the friends/relatives section of the park and they start heckling the poor Blue Jay starter who just happened to be one Tanyon Sturtze. After an inning or so disparaging Tanyon's control, his stuff, his make-up, his parentage, you name it, the pretty blond sitting directly in front of them turned around and politely told them that Tanyon was her fiance and that she'd appreciate it if they would settle down.
I can't imagine that this was an isolated incident.
Additionally, as a Braves' fan, I'm estatic about the news (is there a secret internet protocol to indicate extreme sarcasm? If there is, imagine that I just used it).
And, by the way, if the season ended today, the Giants would make the playoffs too. In any event, even if the Jets lost the rest of their games, us fans can still laugh in the faces of every "expert" who thought we'd be in the Brady Quinn sweepstakes right now, with 4 wins all season, tops.
"If a team wins the World Series and no one was watching, do the writers say it matters?"
Mostly we just agree on our hatred of the Bills and their cocky fans in "pop" Western NY who claim to be the only real NY team.
Yamon...we rude bwoys neenot be buddered witsuch stupidity...
So you can see, we shouldn't expect much from the first day of the winter meetings.
I wonder what that would be like?
71 It would sound like one hand clapping, of course.
The Cardinals announced a five-year deal with 2005 NL Cy Young Award winner Chris Carpenter on Monday, locking him up through the 2011 season for about $65 million.
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