A web search turned up absolutely nothing (except for my question about it during spring training) and my only use of the word "donkey" at this blog was in a political post from May 2004. One reader thought Tim Wakefield had used it during last year's ALDS against the Angels. So I decided to go through comments from last year's playoffs.
During ALDS 3:
redsock, 10:58 PM: "every day masterson. big donkey time."Going back to ALDS 2:
ish, 11:01 PM: "BIG DONKEY > BIG DUMMY"
redsock, 12:27 AM: "Hunter gonna be hella angry after the Big Donkey takes care of him."I was clearly on the trail, but then there was nothing in ALCS 1 or in any previews. So I started going back through the regular season (really hoping I would not have to keep going to early August or something).
Then, on September 24, 2008, in the first post to G158 -- the game after we qualified for the playoffs -- I put up that night's lineup with this:
Sayeth Justin "The Big Donkey" Masterson: "Youkilis is a pansy."I clicked the link -- it's a video and it still works -- and there it is:
Sean Casey, in the clubhouse, with Masterson:
We're here in the clubhouse after clinching the wild card, and we got The Big Donkey here, Justin Masterson, look how big this guy is.It was the Mayor! Mystery solved!