• World Series Game Four Thread: Because MJ Needs A Place For His Stream Of Consciousness Ranting

    Posted by on November 1st, 2009 · Comments (93)

    Headline says it all…

    …anyone that wants a place to rant, feel free to do it here.

    -Posted by MJ

    Comments on World Series Game Four Thread: Because MJ Needs A Place For His Stream Of Consciousness Ranting

    1. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 10:49 pm

      Come on Big Daddy, just find a way to get one more out.

    2. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 10:52 pm

      Safe to say that Utley owns Sabathia.

    3. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 10:54 pm

      Dunno how I feel about taking Sabathia out when, even with nothing tonight, he’s gotten Howard out.

      Big spot for Marte. I don’t feel too confident.

    4. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 10:57 pm

      I’ll give Marte credit, he’s been the exact opposite in October of everything he was from the day he arrived in New York last July.

      Credit is due to Girardi and Eiland for finding a way to let him back into the family.

    5. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:01 pm

      A-Rod is all out of sorts in this WS. Looks a lot like the 2006 ALDS version of himself with bad swings…

    6. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:05 pm

      Buck and McCarver keep on talking about how both teams are using multiple signs from the catcher, even with no one on base. Does that mean both teams know the other has a CF camera stealing signs?

    7. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:07 pm

      Posada is the world’s worst baserunner. I find him to be imminently unlikeable as a baseball player at this point. He’s rapidly approaching Nady/#62 territory for me. Guy’s just a total space cadet.

    8. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:10 pm

      Well folks, this game is over. #62 looks like he’s coming in for Werth-Ibanez-Feliz.

      This sucks.

    9. ken
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:13 pm

      just get past werth then it should be ok

    10. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:15 pm

      Imagine that, #62 actually used fastballs to get an out. Wouldn’t that revelation have been useful while he was wasting innings from July-September?

    11. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:16 pm

      Remarkaby, #62 forgot about that strikeout of Werth and is now back to a steady diet of crappy sliders.

    12. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:18 pm

      Tim McCarver setting up the ironic failure of #62: a bad secondary pitch is on its way…

    13. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:19 pm

      What else is new, #62 shits the bed.

      This game was 4 outs away from done and, as usual, the Yanks fucking blow it.

      Of course, none of this would be the case if Teixeira and Cano didn’t suck so goddamn bad.

    14. November 1st, 2009 | 11:19 pm

      Joba Fucking Chamberlain.

    15. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:20 pm

      Cano/#62 to any team that wants them. Bad players, bad work ethic. Don’t want either on my team anymore.

    16. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:21 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Joba Fucking Chamberlain.

      I hate him so much, I can’t even explain it. I haven’t hated a Yankee this much since I really can’t remember when.

    17. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:23 pm

      Joe Blanton, Mark Teixeira, Robinson Cano and #62 all appearing in one game = Yankee loss.

      Way to waste CC’s gutty performance guys.

    18. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:24 pm

      Now watch that piece of garbage Lidge dominate us. Just watch. Yankee hitters are gutless losers.

    19. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:27 pm

      0-2 in CC’s starts, Cliff Lee tomorrow, and AJ/Pettitte lined up to do something they haven’t done this year.

      World Series just ended, thanks to Teixeira, Cano and #62.

    20. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:32 pm

      Damon just needs to remember that free agency pays World Series hitters handsomely.

    21. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:34 pm

      Good AB by Damon.

      Normally I’d be happy to see Teixeira up there but only Cano sucks more than Teixeira right now so you can guarantee a pussy’s approach to strikes 1 and 2 and then looking at #3.

    22. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:35 pm

      Come on Teixeira, it’s there for you on a silver platter. You stupid horse-faced bastard, it’s your turn to finally do something.

    23. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:37 pm

      I understand it’s at the ump’s discretion but how many HBP’s does Philly get away with.

      I reiterate my belief that AJ Burnett should plunk either Utley or Werth early in tomorrow’s game in order to prompt the warning before Philly can do it again.

    24. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:37 pm

      Come on Alex, think back to ALDS Game 1. Nice, easy swing. Little single does it.

    25. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:38 pm

      Alex is simply the best. I hate everyone that hates him.

    26. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:39 pm

      For the millionth time, please Lord, let Mariano Rivera perform as he has performed countless times before. Please let Mariano get three quick, quiet outs in the bottom of the 9th.

    27. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:41 pm

      Posada’s baserunning blunder aside (yes, another one…), that makes up for the run he gave up when Howard stole 2B on him.

    28. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:42 pm

      For the millionth time, please Lord, let Mariano Rivera perform as he has performed countless times before. Please let Mariano get three quick, quiet outs in the bottom of the 9th.

    29. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:46 pm

      It’s not that what they say is so wrong or baseball-inaccurate, it’s that they say things as if to will them to fruition.

      Would McCarver and Buck like for me to walk around saying things like “Gee, I hope a safe doesn’t fall on your heads as you walk around town tomorrow.”

      Annoying bastards.

    30. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:46 pm

      Come on Mo, just one more out. Please, please, just get me one more out.

    31. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:47 pm

      One more strike Mo. Come on buddy.

    32. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:47 pm

      I LOVE MARIANO

    33. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:48 pm

      13 pitches and 5 outs later (over two games), Rivera can safely tell Jimmy Rollins that he and the Phillies have figured NOTHING out.

    34. MJ
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:50 pm

      OK, I kept myself fairly bad company and came off as an obsessed, pessimistic psychopath.

      It’s OK, whatever works.

      Magic # = 1.

    35. November 1st, 2009 | 11:53 pm

      Hey, MJ, keep it up – you’re usually good for a win when you do!

    36. yanksofny
      November 1st, 2009 | 11:55 pm

      @ MJ:
      MJ wrote:

      0-2 in CC’s starts, Cliff Lee tomorrow, and AJ/Pettitte lined up to do something they haven’t done this year.
      World Series just ended, thanks to Teixeira, Cano and #62.

      open mouth, insert foot?

    37. Evan3457
      November 2nd, 2009 | 12:20 am

      MJ, after reading through this quickly, let me say something about your commentary.

      For the most part, it’s very astute, but, like everyone else, you have your blind spots. I see this from many, many posters, where ever I look. Including me.

      You cannot give up on a game before it’s over. I’ve seen too many games like this one in my 40 years of being a Yankee fan. I’ve learned that there are crushing disappointments and fantastic, unbelievable rescues at the last moment.

      There is no clock in baseball. The game is really, never over…until the last man is out. That’s why baseball is the greatest of the major sports.

      MJ wrote:

      OK, I kept myself fairly bad company and came off as an obsessed, pessimistic psychopath.

      It’s OK, whatever works.

      Magic # = 1.

      I wouldn’t worry about it overly much. I see it in so many. Even a little in myself. It’s just that after 40 years of doing it, I’ve gained a slight bit of perspective.

      You really can’t win every year. It’s not always the manager’s fault. Every team has its heroes and bobos.

      Even the Bronx Zoo had Ed Figueroa, who never, ever pitched a good game in the post-season in 3 years with them.

      Teams have stars, and they have players with flaws. The team with the fewest, or that conceals them best, wins it all, unless another team gets unusually lucky. It is perfectly possible to win titles with some mediocre players, even bad players, in starting roles.

      And one last thing: it is a very rare loss that is one person’s fault alone. Every dog has his day. Even Cano; even Joba.

    38. MJ
      November 2nd, 2009 | 6:36 am

      @ Evan3457:
      I never said I don’t have blind spots. I openly admit to hating Xavier Nady and #62 and I’ve grown to dislike Jorge Posada as well. Hatred is clearly a blind spot.

      I guess, just as Steve opens himself up to critique/criticism in his blogs, I have done the same by exposing myself in these threads. In that sense, you’ve merely taken your shots that I’ve allowed you to take.

      I’m not sure if you’re being condescending here so I’ll refrain from accusing you of it but I’m not sure I like your tone, either.

      Anyway, we don’t know eachother so it doesn’t really matter. As long as the Yanks finish off the Phils, that’ll be fine with me. I’ve certainly endured worse than being given a backhanded compliment by a Trek fan, dorks that you all are.

    39. clintfsu813
      November 2nd, 2009 | 7:59 am

      @ MJ:
      Dude, its all good. The headline says it all..a place for your/our ranting. Everything you wrote is what happens in all of our heads in a game like this. There are highs (Damon, CC, Arod) and lows (Joba, Tex, Cano). This game was nucking futs. I stillllll cant believe what happened. But thats why this team is special. They’ve been doing it all year. When the haters start telling us how we (hopefully) bought a Championship…we tell em… Money doesnt buy heart, or guts. And this team has both. Suck it haters…suck it long..suck it hard. Screw going back to NY..lets nail this bitch down tonight!

    40. Evan3457
      November 2nd, 2009 | 8:10 am

      MJ wrote:

      @ Evan3457:

      I’m not sure if you’re being condescending here so I’ll refrain from accusing you of it but I’m not sure I like your tone, either.

      No condescension meant at all. I meant what I said. There were no intentional shots in my post. All the things I “accused” you of, I have been “guilty” of in my time. And I see them everywhere I look. Check out a game thread anywhere people are allowed to post what they really feel, and you’ll stuff as emotional as your postings in that thread. Check out a SOSH game thread, for example.

      In time, even players who are struggling, like Posada was earlier last night, or like Joba has at times in the playoffs, will get their moment to shine. When a team wins a title, its hard for a player who has any significant playing time to get through the whole season without making a significant contribution; even a crucial contribution.

      Anyway, the reward for your “investment” in this team is at hand. With any luck, some time between now and Thursday night/early Friday morning.

    41. Corey
      November 2nd, 2009 | 9:19 am

      MJ wrote:

      Anyway, we don’t know eachother so it doesn’t really matter. As long as the Yanks finish off the Phils, that’ll be fine with me. I’ve certainly endured worse than being given a backhanded compliment by a Trek fan, dorks that you all are.

      lol, took it too personally IMO, bro. He’s kind of right, and is just saying that you don’t have to jump off the deep end on every bad play as baseball is an emotional roller coaster. I don’t think he was really making it out to be a bad thing…in fact I’d wager he was trying to help since you were legitimatly in distress.. I mean, you said Blanton was dominating the Yanks last night and even called him Cy Young. But, the thing is, that’s how you watch baseball. I can’t really say anything, since I understand it. I feel the emotions too. I’d bet that Evan does as well. I mean, we wouldn’t all be here all the time if we didn’t, right? Anyway, just tryin to clarify some beef between 2 good fellow fans.

    42. MJ
      November 2nd, 2009 | 9:44 am

      @ Evan3457:
      My apologies to you. I sincerely should’ve read your post with a more honest (and less defensive eye).

      @ clintfsu813:
      Couldn’t agree more. I’d love to beat ’em on their field and to beat their best pitcher just so we can say we did. I’m all for adding to the psychological reservoir of success so beating the Angels (finally) and possibly beating Cliff Lee would be a nice bit of positive emotional baggage to carry around next year.

      @ Corey:
      Agreed. I was wrong for jumping to that conclusion and I apologize to Evan (and to everyone else) for sounding like a dick.

    43. clintfsu813
      November 2nd, 2009 | 9:53 am

      I was wrong for jumping to that conclusion and I apologize to Evan (and to everyone else) for sounding like a dick

      Thats what makes us Yankee fans right? At least thats what everyone thinks, lol. (P.S. Philly fans suck my balls)

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