• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 8/26/11

    Posted by on August 26th, 2011 · Comments (13)

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    Comments on WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 8/26/11

    1. PocketAces
      August 26th, 2011 | 9:00 am

      OK…..I have been gone for about two weeks…….what is with the “Water Cooler Chat”….and where did the articles/opinion pieces go?

      Vacation? Boycott? Just said the heck with it??

      I enjoy this page alot, but not this chat stuff.

      Thanks

      Troy

    2. Greg H.
      August 26th, 2011 | 1:10 pm

      More like a vacation. It’s a way for the readers to start whatever thread they want without having to create a post.

    3. Raf
      August 26th, 2011 | 8:50 pm

      @ PocketAces:
      Steve’s swamped with personal stuff.

    4. Raf
      August 26th, 2011 | 8:51 pm

      Another day, another lousy effort from the starters. Better now than October, I suppose, but it’s a bit annoying.

    5. cr1
      August 26th, 2011 | 9:06 pm

      Maddening that they still run AJ out there as if he belonged on the mound as a starter in the Yankees’ rotation, but even more maddening that he isn’t on a retractable leash that would jerk him back to the dugout long before he did this much damage.

      Let this be the last time.

    6. KPOcala
      August 26th, 2011 | 9:18 pm

      Giardi needs to do the “Godfather Slap” to Burnett and tell him to “start pitching like a man! Like a Man!”

    7. cr1
      August 26th, 2011 | 9:27 pm

      Girardi needs to start managing like a man. Then he’ll be in a position to demand that Burnett start pitching like a man.

      There was no need to leave him in to save the pen tonight since there’ll be a day off tomorrow and possibly Sunday as well.

      No excuses.

    8. Raf
      August 26th, 2011 | 9:28 pm

      cr1 wrote:

      Maddening that they still run AJ out there as if he belonged on the mound as a starter in the Yankees’ rotation, but even more maddening that he isn’t on a retractable leash that would jerk him back to the dugout long before he did this much damage.
      Let this be the last time.

      This may have been a “lesson” start. I thought that he was taking one for the team.

      Wow, Swisher crushed that ball.

      A shame what happened with Mike Flanagan.

    9. JeremyM
      August 26th, 2011 | 9:53 pm

      I’m still irked that Garcia was jerked around to make room for this clown. Garcia may not have the “stuff” but he’s been everything we could’ve asked for and more.

    10. LMJ229
      August 26th, 2011 | 11:49 pm

      Well I (mercifully) missed the game tonight. Took my neice to see The Bodies exhibit – it was awesome. The only good thing about tonight’s game was that it was AJ that got slapped around – maybe now Girardi and Cashman will finally demote him to the pen. If tonight’s game wasn’t proof enough, then I don’t know what is. If AJ isn’t the odd man out, then Cashman is the one not smoking the old “objective pipe”.

    11. LMJ229
      August 26th, 2011 | 11:50 pm

      JeremyM wrote:

      I’m still irked that Garcia was jerked around to make room for this clown. Garcia may not have the “stuff” but he’s been everything we could’ve asked for and more.

      Apparently, AJ doesn’t have the “stuff” either.

    12. LMJ229
      August 27th, 2011 | 12:00 am

      Raf wrote:

      This may have been a “lesson” start. I thought that he was taking one for the team.

      I agree. Burnett was pissed when Girardi took him out so early in his last start so this time Joe might have let him get slapped around a bit.

    13. KPOcala
      August 27th, 2011 | 1:06 am

      @ cr1: I don’t follow your logic on this at all. You have a game that was over very quickly. The idea, as I see it (besides keeping a lot of young bullpen arms from blowing up), is to allow Burnett to figure it out while he’s in the game. Unless your his agent, then why worry about Burnett taking one for the team? If the Yankees were getting only 75% of what they’ve guaranteed to their employee they’d be 3-5 games up on the Red Sox. He’s talked the talk since he came up in Miami, but when he’s on the mound he’s been a rich man’s Daniel Cabrera. And Joe Giardi isn’t on the mound throwing all those sloppy, gutless innings for him…. Enough of this blame shifting talk.

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