Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Why Ya Buggin?
2008-05-24 05:11
by Alex Belth
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From Tyler Kepner in the Times:

After the game, the clubhouse shook with 1980s rap music ("Mary, Mary" by Run-D.M.C.) coming from an iPod on Johnny Damon's speaker system. It was quite unlike the Yankees, who have rarely played music in recent years, and victories in May are not often cause to let loose.

But the Yankees were enjoying their blowout, and on some level, they probably knew things could be worse. All they had to do was think about the team down the hall.

From John Hickey in the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:

"Playing with this team and seeing what is happening around here, I see something beginning to fall apart," center fielder Ichiro Suzuki said. "If I was objectively watching this team and what's been happening, I'd be drinking a lot of beer and booing."

All you can say to that is, "What kind of beer?"

"I usually like Japanese beer," Ichiro said. "But after this, I wouldn't care if it was from Japan or from Papua New Guinea."

Bottom's Up.

2008-05-24 07:05:45
1.   Chyll Will
I'm all for bumpin' Run-DMC in the clubhouse, but why Mary, Mary? Not one of their better tracks; if you go with that album, ya gotta go with Beats To The Rhyme, or if you're feeling cliché, Tougher Than Leather...

Nice linkup at the end there btw. Those guys came to hang out at the house I lived in when I was in school in DC; one of my housemates hosted a local Rap video show and had them over for an interview, but they weren't drinking; she came downstairs and asked me if I knew where to get some weed. Hilarious...

2008-05-24 07:19:55
2.   JL25and3
Seattle is really shockingly bad.

I still say they should have signed Bonds. It's a perfect fit. Their offense is pathetic, and their DH is Jose Vidro.

2008-05-24 07:40:27
3.   ms october
1 gotta agree - "beats to the rhyme" or even "i'm not going out like that" if you want to go cliche - plus i used to hate mary, mary when i was a kid since mary is my middle name and i hated that name and people used to serenade me with that song in a wise-ass manner

i wish this game wasn't going to be blacked out - i really wanted to see how the moose/joba tandem would look

2008-05-24 07:45:44
4.   Chyll Will
We joke about this often (especially with Farns), but guess what?

"Would you like a bag of balls with that?" (Wowzers, can't even get a dozen?)

2008-05-24 07:54:11
5.   mehmattski
Papua New Guinea has at least one beer, here given a positive review by the expert and panned by the masses:

2008-05-24 07:57:42
6.   Chyll Will
3 Ya see, that's what the problem was with that album, not so much that it came out two years late, but that it was riddled with hack and clichés. After that, even Pete Rock couldn't straighten them out down the line. But DMC's solo album eliminated any doubt who's mostly at fault for all that... (RIP JMJ!)
2008-05-24 08:08:48
7.   ms october
4 i think i'd rather be traded for some bats than a bunch of blue seats
2008-05-24 08:52:37
8.   OldYanksFan
I don't think the game is blacked out... not on MLB.TV anyway.

2 I think after the Mitchell Report, baseball is treating the steroids issue as if it were over... done. Bonds should be playing for someone. But it seems now that 'steroids' is a universally unspoken word, and nobody wants to be the one to break the silence.

I have no doubt the PEDS helped Bond's career and numbers, but he is/was still a great, great baseball player. We may not be aware of it, but every day we watch many ex-PED users play ball, while Bonds sits.

2008-05-24 08:53:08
9.   OldYanksFan
P.S. Let's kick some serious ass today!
2008-05-24 09:16:29
10.   SF Yanks
So the word is, Joba is pitching around 45 pitches today... getting closer!
2008-05-24 09:42:05
11.   Simone
I can't imagine what Mariners' fans think about their pathetic team. Guess, that their self-righteous dislike of Barry Bonds keeps them going during these putrid losses.
2008-05-24 09:52:43
12.   Cliff Corcoran
Game thread up.

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