April 25, 2008

In Case You Were Curious

21 comments:

L-girl said...

Hmm... did we think he was super-human or sub-human?

Jack Marshall said...

Yeesh. I watched that game. In Joba's first inning, the ChiSox hitters looked helpless. I can remember only two Sox pitchers who showed that much movement when they were "on": Pedro and, believe it or not, Mark Clear. Clear was unhittable when he was throwing strikes, which was about 25% of the time, and his pitches jumped like Joba's. I have my doubts about the Hutt as a starter, though.

Joe Grav said...

Bwahahah.

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ish said...

ESPN's Jim Caple, with some future quotes not yet made by Mr. Hanky...

Hank on candy in the clubhouse:

P Photo/Julie Jacobson
"I want all the candy out of the clubhouse, especially candy corn. I mean, c'mon. Candy corn? Can you think of a worse concept for candy? Maybe candy broccoli or candy rutabaga, but that's about it. Besides, why would you want candy in the clubhouse? You don't pay world-class athletes millions of dollars and then stuff their lockers with Three Musketeers bars and Reese's Peanut Butter Cups. They would all end up looking like Luis Sojo. You just don't do that. You'd have to be an idiot to do that. Of course, if you're a winner and a true Yankee -- like Reggie Jackson and Babe Ruth -- and they name a candy bar after you for hitting three home runs to win a World Series, then I've got no problem. Personally, I would love to see a 'Mr. $300 Million Bar' in the clubhouse. Not that I'm thinking of anyone in particular.''

Hank on the No. 21 controversy:

"I want 21 retired for Paul O'Neill, a winner and a true Yankee, and so does everyone else, including Paul, and we need it retired now. You don't have a number that was worn by a great player like Paul O'Neill and give it to a journeyman reliever like LaTroy Hawkins who has never won anything or been featured in an episode of Yankeeography. You just don't do that. You'd have to be an idiot to do that.

"I also want No. 62 retired for Joba Chamberlain, and so does everyone else, including him, and we need it retired now, before he makes his next start, which should be this week if Joe Girardi knows what's good for him."

Hank on the subprime mortgage situation:

"What subprime mortgage crisis? You don't risk the House That Ruth Built by financing it with a subprime mortgage or a balloon payment. You would have to be an idiot to do that. You tear it down instead and build another stadium to increase your revenue streams.''

Hank on the new Indiana Jones movie:

"I don't want to see it. Not now, not ever. The first one was great, the second one was unwatchable and the third one only seemed decent because the second one sucked so bad. Harrison Ford is 66 years old. You would have to be an idiot to watch him in an action movie. Who asked for a fourth Indiana Jones movie anyway? For that matter, who asked for a sixth Rocky movie? Why are they giving us these crappy sequels when what we really want to see is a remake of 'Pride of the Yankees,' only this one is a comedy where New York invites a 60-year-old comedian to spring training because his career is dying.''

Hank on the Pope's visit:

"The Pope is a winner and a true Yankee. You notice that he delivered Mass at Yankee Stadium, not Shea. You would have to be an idiot to say Mass at Shea. Last rites, maybe. But not Mass."

Jack Marshall said...

Are you sure those are future quotes? They sound real to me!

Joe Grav said...

HAHAHA, a rare gem from ESPN. Thanks for that.

The Bottomline said...

Those Hank quotes were hilarious.

As for Joba - If he starts to falter, this whole "sticking with the kids" thing could really be the end of Cashman... It amazes me how the Sox kids are thriving while the Yankee kids are falling apart... but we'll see how it looks come September.

gary said...

"Yeesh. I watched that game. In Joba's first inning, the ChiSox hitters looked helpless."

Which made it almost shocking how hittable he looked in the second inning.

9casey said...

ish, whats with the Maddux Avatar.....

And if the Red Sox played the Padres in the World Series would you keep the same pic?......

ish said...

ish, whats with the Maddux Avatar.....

I just love his facial expression. Looks like he's drooling.

And if the Red Sox played the Padres in the World Series would you keep the same pic?......

No way. This is temporary anyways. Let it run for a couple more days, then maybe go back to my yawning cat.

L-girl said...

Sarah Gates, if you see this, would you please email me? My full name at gmail dot com. Thank you!

ish said...

New avatar.

Patrick said...

I get really confused when I hear sox fans sweating about our starting rotation this year. Our two youngin's Lester and Buchholz regularly pitch 6 decent innings. The Yanks two youngin's pitch 2 or 3 regularly. 2-3 innings!

I listened to the end of this chisox/yanks game, and in the 9th everyone was hitting Joba hard. Like 'omg is that out of here?' hard. It will take awhile to transition Joba to the rotation, and who knows what you're getting then? Four whole innings regularly?

Colon apparently got the flu too. I hope he did a lot of sweating.

Jere said...

Mark Clear: The SLURVE! (I remember my '83 yearbook...)

LaTroy Hawkins doesn't have a Yankeeography yet? Man, YES in losing something off it's slurve.

nixon33 said...

i watched the cunt give it up.
i enjoyed it very much.
he also had some words with pierzynski who was running back to the dugout passed the mound after he gave one a ride to the warning track.
even tho i dont really like AJ, it kinda made me dislike him a little less...

Jack Marshall said...

Jere: THAT'S the ticket! Saw Clear smoke Singleton and Murray in 6 straight pitches, all slurves and fastballs. Awe inspiring. didn't throw another strike for two weeks.

Jack Marshall said...

Patrick: you and me both. Holden Kushner on MLB XM was going on about how he picked the Yankees because of the Red Sox lack of "starting pitching depth"...what the hell is he talking about? These people seem to have really believed Curt was going to be an ace this season...crazy. I look at Buchholtz and Lester, what we've seen from Dice-K and what we know we'll get from Wake and Becket, and I can't remember a deeper 1-5 Sox rotation in decades---and the team has Masterson, probably Colon and maybe Schil in the wings. How many teams can match that?

ish said...

Not many. Sure, Lester and Buchholz throw a lot of pitches and don't go very deep into games, but they're going to do a lot better for us than other teams' 4-5 guys. There's how pitching looks on paper, and then there are reality checks. We may expect too much, but the reality is better than others.

Patrick said...

ISH! I like the new avatar a whole lot more than Maddux. The Maddux pic reminded me of
Dylan Baker
from the movie 'Happiness'. AKA he looks like a pedephile.

Daisuke looks like he's about to tear it up on dance dance revolution.

ish said...

LMAO. That's a fantastic picture. Yeah, I like this one a lot more. The funny thing about the Maddux picture is how much of a smart pitcher he is, and how absolutely dumb of a man that picture makes him look.

But yeah. Dice-K pwns all.

thatdietcokegirl said...

they actually regard him like that in NY? like even after all the nats in cleveland stopped him from being able to pitch last fall? *snicker*

Daisuke looks like he's about to tear it up on dance dance revolution.

lol!

ps. the second indiana jones movie is like one of the best movies of the 80s. WILLIE ftw. she sang 'anything goes' in chinese. that is a life-goal of mine.