Saturday, August 17, 2019

Michael Kay is returning, so... there's that.

Not to hit on Kay... but if his absence brought a revelation, it's how little the play-by-play announcer matters on a TV game. They all sound the same. It's the color guys - Coney and O'Neill - who make it either fun or excruciating.  

21 comments:

JM said...

Paxton being Paxton.

Wezil1 said...

Did I just hear Coney mention Epstein? Up your nose with a rubber hose? Did I imagine that?

Rufus T. Firefly said...
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Rufus T. Firefly said...

You heard right. Given Coney's history, you'd never know whether he was talking about Jeffrey Epstein without the Horshack comment.

Paxton has come around nicely. Now just a couple more low pitch innings please.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Say it Paulie!

The General comes through again with the 2 out hit.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

URGGGG, Paxton coughs up the lead!

JM said...

Paxton is not a NY pitcher.

TheWinWarblist said...

Big Maple not throwing another quality start. Fucker!

TheWinWarblist said...

Fucking savages in the box.

ranger_lp said...

Fucking savages in the dugout too....

TheWinWarblist said...

How does CC get ejected? He's not even on the roster. He's still on the IL.

JM said...

Torres is god. Not Clapton. He's a derivative technician.

But Torres!

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


Speaking of injuries -- DRob just had surgery, said (by the Phillies, I guess) to be out thru 2020. From CBSSports.com -- see that devastating last few words!!!

- - - - -

Robertson had Tommy John surgery and will likely miss the entire 2020 season, Jim Salisbury of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

The Phillies signed Robertson to a two-year, $23 million deal in January and will wind up getting just 6.2 innings out of him over the life of that contract.

- - - - -

DRob was born in April 1985. He'll be 36 when(if?) he come back from this, in 2021. With the NYYs?

Last year (2018) -- 69 appearances, 69.2 innings, 8-3 W-L, ERA 3.23, opponents BA = .183.

JM said...

Poor D Rob. Should've inherited the mantel years ago. One year and gone, wasn't it?

Fucking Britton.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Most misleading stat ever:
Paulie just mentioned Yankees are 21-0 in games Ottavino, Kahnle, Britton, and Chapman pitch.

Well, DUH!

If one of those guys coughs up the lead, El Chapo doesn't pitch.

TheWinWarblist said...

Chappo has been very sharp the last two games. And not particularly sweaty!




Fuck you Larry and Hal!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Yes, Chappo's on fleek!

Annnnnd, the Yankees have the best record in baseball for the month AFTER the IIHIIFIIC Intergalactic JuJu Intervention,,,, a coincidence you might say, I think not!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Awww shucks. Chrissy Sale is on the EL. Hopefully this doesn't result in a Carmine winning streak.

13bit said...

Just as one member of Congress voted - for the sake of history - against the declaration of war after Pearl Harbor, let me be the one voice here to say that I still don't think our pitching is good enough to win a World Series and probably not even good enough to win the AL. Call me an asshole, but we have to start not giving up so many runs and to not win games solely by home runs, which will not happen in the crucible of the post season. We need to up our game. We need Tanaka to take some speed, Sevvy to come back strong, German to get some special enemas. Our hitters need to get their balls massaged with Tiger Balm and they try to always take the first pitch. No more swinging for the fences. Rah rah, men...sis boom bah...bugger and run. Boner and Nutsack need to stop humping each other and learn the fundamentals. Am I making myself perfectly clear, as Tricky Dick used to say? I need to lie down for a while.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Mr. Bit,

Thank you for that visual of Boner and Nutsack doing the nasty. Do you have any mind bleach handy that I may borrow?

However, (sorry, I can't phonetically spell the Master saying it) I agree with the content of your post, just not the visual.

On an unrelated note. I am watching the Carmines local broadcast (thankfully without the felons' parent announcing, just Mr. "cheese" "rake" "mustard" "ek" [should be yuk]. Anywho, really enjoy [not really, it's pretty disgusting] them scanning the stands. Lots of wonderbread, crackers, Sully's and the like. Still looking for that black or brown face in the stands. Not even a vendor.

I'm wondering how they get any free agents to sign there. Very confusing.

NESN even had a Pumpsie Green show this weekend. What fucking hypocrites.

TheWinWarblist said...

I hope you had a good nap bitty. You seemed a bit worked up.


Fuck you Boner and Nutsack.