Friday, September 10, 2021

I Cannot Imagine Why Anyone Thought This Was a Good Idea ...

 I have never been of a temperate disposition.  Swings of emotion characterized by ill considered gouts of invective hurled indiscriminately have been a recurring theme of my education and professional life.  I do know better, but I have a passion inside me.  And a frontal release syndrome apparently.  

Our Peerless Leader asked that we not feed the trolls.  I hardly have the high moral ground on this issue.  I for example coined the name Buck's Puckered Hemorrhoids.  It still makes me giggle whenever I say or write those words.  I am a child.  Or I contain multitudes.  (The multitudes are largely under control as long as I remember to take my meds.)  Something like that.

Where was I?  Ah, yes!  The other night after reading Duque's sage words, I resolved not to respond to any unattributed comments as a way of showing respect to El Duque.  But things rapidly got out of hand during the next game thread.  Things became so bad that my North Star, the magnificent 13bit, exited in protest.  This will not stand.  I will not sit idly by my computer and do nothing.  I requested and was granted by Mustang the ability to moderate comments.  So tonight during the game thread please know that I will be ready and delighted to delete any trollish loutery that occurs.

Life isn't fair and I surely will not be as a moderator.  I've never done this before.  I will make mistakes.  I will be prone to wild swings of mood and judgement.  A few individuals will be made unhappy.  To that I say: Suck it Puckered.  

I am here for you Duque, and you Hoss, and bitty and all of the Commentariat.  Just as you have been here for me since I posted my first comment 10 years ago.

Live moderation of game threads will commence tonight.  At least when I am sober and still paying attention.


As always: Fuck you Hal with the dead severed, thawed and runny head of Ted Williams.


117 comments:

el duque said...

Go for it!

13bit said...

An old biplane just sailed past in the sky while I was walking my hound on the mighty Hudson River. Trailing behind it was a banner that said "Winnie is busting loose!" I decided to end my self-declared self-exile, my hiatus, and come to see what the gods were hinting at, and discovered this.

Good stuff, Winnie! I may come back if I can keep my blinders on and not succumb to railing at things that don't matter to me. I was never one to hold a vendetta more than a few years, but I may not be able to quit you folks. We shall see.

In the meantime, I see the Bat Signal and must go battle evil.

Later, folks.

P-Bit

TheWinWarblist said...

I think I just deleted my own comment such was the fury of my moderating!

JM said...

For God's sake, be careful, Win!

Ken of Brooklyn said...

OMG> this will be must see blogging, GOoooOOOOOO WINNIE GO!
And welcome back Bitty, for those about to rock, We Sa- Lute Chooo!

Anonymous Bosch said...

Herzlichsten Dank, Bitty!

In about 20 minutes:

1) LeMahieu
2) Gardner
3) Judge
4) Rizzo
5) Torres
6) Joey Joey Joey
7) Sánchez
8) Urshela
9) Montgomery

TheWinWarblist said...

We're going to try moderating comments as they are posted. If I can figure out how to do that. Please be patient while I screw up.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Like Jake said, "We're gettin' the band back together".

Of course when someone said, "I think that this situation absolutely requires a really futile and stupid gesture be done on somebody's part!"

He replied (well the same actor), "We're just the guys to do it."

Did we panic when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? NO!

You go Winnie! Take no prisoners, but don't forget to take your meds!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

OK, like any sentient being, I said "why the fuck is Gardner batting second?!"

Then again, I also predicted 99 wins for this train wreck.

Anonymous Bosch said...

Gardy gettin’ hot. Swan song?

For those of you who haven’t yet succumbed to the jaws of hopelessness, you may want to keep an eye on the Blue Jays @ Baltimore, where the Orioles are on the board in their first inning (0-1).

JM said...

We got a run. Gardy got a triple. Not in that particular order.

TheWinWarblist said...

Okay, okay, Rufus T. cleared moderation just like I was taught. Huzzah!

TheWinWarblist said...

A run? A run? A lead? What is that?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Winnie,

Sorry to do multiple posts and make your life more difficult, but I've had a martini and some wine -- ok a bunch -- so more encouragement:

this calls for bottom shelf booze! Rebel Yell if you're a bourbon drinker, or something with live non-segmented worms if you insist on margaritas.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

We're about to give it back. And then some.

Anonymous said...

Test

Doug K

TheWinWarblist said...

Rufus T. just you be you. What more could anyone ask for?

TheWinWarblist said...

What is "the white thing" in deep center that The Master and Suzyn keep talking about?

ranger_lp said...

Maybe we get out of this inning unscathed…

ranger_lp said...

Maybe we get out of this inning unscathed?

TheWinWarblist said...

Doug K., I think you passed. I don't know how, but it appears you did.

ranger_lp said...

Well, we got out of the first unscathed...

HoraceClarke67 said...

I predicted 77 wins. I was wrong. Barely

Ken of Brooklyn said...

JOEY JACKS ONE Wha Wha Whaaaaaaaa!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

TheWinWarblist said...

There is a few minute delay in your comments working through the system. I'll clear them as they show up. Repeating them multiple times doesn't seem to speed things up.

Anonymous Bosch said...

I think there’s something wrong with my computer. It tells me that Joey … Nah. Must be a 404 NOT FOUND thing.

Anonymous said...

I am watching the Met broadcast and they are REAMING Sanchez for his inability to make that tag!

Doug K.

TheWinWarblist said...

Chris Sales has tested positive for COVID-19.

Pocono Steve said...

Did Sales need to see "more data," too, like Rizzo?

Anonymous Bosch said...

From Mass Live:

It is unclear if Sale -- who revealed during spring training that he had a mild case of COVID in January -- is vaccinated against the virus.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

The delay here is not nearly as annoying as the mlb broadcast vs. John & Suzyn.

I have to listen to vacuous Costas. Hard to believe he was once a Yankee fan.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

oooooooooooooooooooh boooooooooooyyyyyyyyyy.

here it comes again.

TheWinWarblist said...

Immunity does wane after infection. We are seeing people infected twice now that the delta variants are out there.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

MLB is talking about ICS sitting on the ground catching. Saying it's a viable method of catching.

Unless you're prone to passed balls.

Unless you're prone to passed balls.

Pocono Steve said...

Monty doesn't have an out left in him, does he?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

As my father used to say: Jesus, Mary and Joseph.

artificial lemon flavoring said...

the bases are loaded
the bases are loaded
the bases are loaded

Rufus T. Firefly said...

...Or Mondo Santa Maria!

TheWinWarblist said...

Arti can take over play by play if The Master retires.

Platoni said...

Can't have anything nice, can we. Monty aflame

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Oh Fuck n+1

Rufus T. Firefly said...

The Master should go out with his boots on.

Calling the 7th game of the world series.

...when he's 108 -- the next time the Yankees will be in the series.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

god
fucking
damn

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Can they please fire bonehead in the middle of the game?

George would have.

TheWinWarblist said...

Suzyn just likened the Yankees to The Bad News Bears. I think she shouldn't talk about the Bears that way.

Artificial Lemon Flavoring said...

Uhm - it may not be the most popular of strategies - but I'm thinking that the Yankees might consider walking off the field after this inning and quit the rest of the season. Fire KaBoone. Get ready for 2022

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Shouldn't Haney be warming up to help us out?


Rufus T. Firefly said...

Fuck you HAL
Fuck you Brainless
Fuck you Bonehead

Leinstery said...

Monty is fucking terrible. Can't even count on him to be the team's 5th starter. Just continue the slide into the abyss and get everyone fired.

Publius said...

The 2021 New York Yankees are a bad baseball team.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I'm going with AFL's strategery.

Anonymous Bosch said...

Suzyn: „I’m looking at the steps and WHERE is Aaron Boone“?

Uh … choking on his own vomit?

Pocono Steve said...

Well, I stand corrected! Turns out Monty DID have outs left in him!

Publius said...

Put this team out of its misery. No pitchers left. No hitting. They can't field. It's sad, at this point.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

Monty Python's Flying Circus, gawd damn, what a shit fest!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

The Giants won today. Their catcher went 0-4 with 2 K's.

Sounds familiar. Except THAT catcher is STILL batting .300.

This team is atrocious.

Anonymous Bosch said...

Dear IIHIIFIIC Tech Support:

I got a problem.

I like watching the actual game (for years I use the 720pstream website and have had no problems with it; I have a good antivirus system and a VPN), but it runs between 1 and 5 minutes behind real time.

My alternative is watching the real time stick figures on the Gameday feature on the Yankee website. Using the VPN I can get WFAN live … but it doesn’t necessarily synch-up with Gameday.

Can someone a bit more tech-savvy than I (which would be just about anyone or their grandmother) make a suggestion for maximum viewing pleasure?

TheWinWarblist said...

This is pathetic.

Also please bear with me.

TheWinWarblist said...

Why did they send Monty back out there? How was that supposed to protect the bullpen? Can't Odor throw a couple of innings?

Pocono Steve said...

They should have Sanchez pitch a couple innings as discipline for his stunning defensive play.

Anonymous Bosch said...

I predicted last night that this was going to be an ugly weekend. I fear I underestimated.

Anonymous said...

AnonymousBosch: Sorry to respond to your question with another question, but I don't know the answer to this and am curious: when a non-US person signs up for an MLB.TV subscription, what team(s), if any, are considered "local" and get blacked out for you in, say, Europe? Do you happen to know based on experience?

-DocileAnon

Alphonso said...

So why amI ignored?

TheWinWarblist said...

I am paying close attention to you 'Phonso.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I'm with Pocono Steve on the next pitching change.

Anonymous Bosch said...

King’s last game was against the Mets on 03 July … and we know how THAT turned out.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Costas just said Babe Ruth was a slugger with the Mets.

fuck this shit.

Anonymous Bosch said...

DocileAnon: I paid good Euros for a few years for MLB.TV and there were no blackouts (when you sign up you list your location as outside the USA).

A few years ago, someone on this very site directed me to a website which covers all American sports live (obviously for free) but, as I mentioned, it runs a bit behind real time (it shows the MLB.TV programme, with the blue screen during commercials; you can set it up for the live commentary from either team).

I have also been cautioned about malware from this site, but my antivirus programme has never detected anything (I also learned how to bypass all of its attempts to redirect me).

I hope that answers your question, but let me know if I can help in any other way.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Verducci is an asswipe. Just said Babe Ruth only really pitched 6 months in 1918 and 1919. What an asshole redsux fanboy.

GS:
1915 -- 28
1916 -- 40
1917 -- 38
1918 -- 19
1919 -- 15

Over 300 innings pitched in 1916 and 1917

Oh! Tawney is so much better.

13bit said...

We deserve this. Please forgive me. Thank god we're not playing a subway series this year or we'd lose it. The gods are letting us off easy.

Anonymous Bosch said...

Toronto / Baltimore tied 3-3, bottom of the 6th

Tampa down 1-3 at Detroit, top of the 7th

Boston down 0-3 at Chi White Sox, top of the 4th

We may, statistically, not move much at all. But keep an eye on Toronto …

Pocono Steve said...

Nice one! Beat out a DP and then follow up by duly GIDP!

JM said...

This is embarrassing on top of pathetic on top of unwatchable.

DickAllen said...

Now would be a good time to bring in Heaney.

Kevin said...

Wander Franco hurts hamstring...

Rufus T. Firefly said...

It's a riddle, wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma. Or just a plain shit show.

ranger_lp said...

My wife and I were watching a movie...I haven't miss much...

Kevin said...

Regarding covid (I'm vaccinated), I was just talking to a nurse who had BOTH shots, got covid, was sick as hell for two weeks. Needless to speculate what would her outcome would have been without the prior vaccinations. I've gotten pretty tired with the covid blame game. It's starting to get a bit like lung cancer, "oh well you smoked for thirty-five years, what'd you expect". One size doesn't fit all, and people have barely caught on to the concept of "virus" and "bacteria".

Just stay the hell away from me if you haven't been vaccinated! ;)

Anonymous said...

Sorry if I double-posted, I forgot about the "new way"... Kevin

BernBabyBern said...

Forget about deleting comments. Can we delete the GAMES from the last two weeks?

I had to tune in late. I see the 8-2 score and thought, "Hey, the Mets haven't hit double digits! Must be Heaney's night off!"

TheWinWarblist said...

Don't worry about the double post Kevin. I only approved one.

As far as that nurse goes, she might have died if she wasn't vaccinated. Or been crippled and oxygen dependent for life. Get vaccinated. Stay safe. Stay distant.

Kevin said...

So... do you mugs think that the Yankees keep or trade Judge? If they trade, do they then go after him during the subsequent free agency year? Personally, he's my favorite Yankee by far since Matsui. I'd be sick and eternally pissed if we lose him to free agency.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Forget the last two weeks. Can we delete that last decade?

Kevin said...

Winnie, absolutely!

Art Lemon - FlavorZing said...

These Yankees could be part of the Kelvin timeline - perhaps the DARK MATTER could help . . .

Anonymous Bosch said...

The Master is discussing „streakiness“ – is that anything like „fuckitude“?

TheWinWarblist said...

Probably not how The Master means it.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Thank you oh winsome one for murderating this game. You made it much more enjoyable than the disgusting display that was on my Curtis Mathes machine.

Sell, HAL, SELL! NOW!

Anonymous Bosch said...

Man, just when you think things can't get any worse ... but wait! Who will pitch the 8th?

Pocono Steve said...

Streakiness sounds like something that manifests in the undergarments of those with poor anal hygiene.

TheWinWarblist said...

Yeeaahhh ... this is an inauspicious beginning to live moderation ...

JM said...

I quit. Gleyber and Gio suck, defensively and offensively. The pitching is decimated, the stopgaps suck. We've gone full circle back to total shit. I feel bad for the more competent players. They don't deserve this. Neither do we.

My Pollyanna days are over.

TheWinWarblist said...

!3 game win streak followed by 2 wins over the next 13 games. It's like the wine streak never happened. Only we know that it did. How does a team that can win 13 in a row the loose 11 of 13? How?

TheWinWarblist said...

I need a little feedback. Were the delays manageable for you all?

Pocono Steve said...

You're doing great, Winnie!

TheWinWarblist said...

Thank you Steve; my ass just swished a little.

Pocono Steve said...

As for the streaks, I'd say that, over the 162-game long haul, the Yankees are just mediocre. It just so happens that, this year, it's all happening in clumps or, uh, streaks.

Arty LeFlavo said...

Best delays ever, WW!

Anonymous Bosch said...

You're a great emcee, Winnie! Just curious - have you been deleting a lot of troll trash talk?

Suzyn has now referenced the Bad News Bears and „shutting off the spigot“ twice – I think this is called being at a loss for words (or Alzheimer's).

DickAllen said...

Hey Win, better the delays than scrolling through the kind of build hit we were dealing with.

It’s only a shame you can’t do anything to moderate this pathetic collection of high-priced has-beens and wannabes. That would have made the season worth watching.

Keep up the good work.

DickAllen said...

I just peeled at the “game.”

The Mutts? Really? And they’re still playing?

TheWinWarblist said...

Arti, your name changes are making me dizzy. And a little swishy!

Anonymous said...

Thanks for that, Bosch — very helpful and interesting. I remember reading at the beginning of the season that the A’s are blacked out in Guam (no clue on that one!), so I wondered what hijinks they might be pulling elsewhere outside the continental US.

-DocileAnon

DickAllen said...

And so ends another episode of:

ThuuuuuuuuYankeeeeesSuck!

Anonymous Bosch said...

Winnie, do you have a signature sign-off? Like „Good night and good luck“ or „I’m so glad we had this time together“?

TheWinWarblist said...

Commentariat, I am going to sign off for the night. I need a hot shower and a bottle of tequila after that game. Mustang will do that voodoo that he does so well from here on out tonight.

Good night.

Hal and Cash must have the shitpile of all shitpiles of fuckface fuckers working for them. Boone is the fucking maggot on the top.

TheWinWarblist said...

I hope I did not disappoint AB!

Swish!

TheWinWarblist said...

Dick? I see what you did there!

Artsy Lemonada Flavoroid said...

27 UP - 27 DOWN - TIME TO BURY 'EM* - SIX FEET UNDERGROUND - YEAH!



*this actually means selectively firing, demoting, releasing and/or benching the deadwood. Imagine the shock and awe if KaBoone is fired overnight and they replace him down the stretch with a a manager that has actually been to the Wizard of OZ (uhm - you know - someone with a Brain, a Heart and some concentrated Courage). That might at least make this dreadful slog a bit more tolerable for the remaining few weeks

ranger_lp said...

Boone "We sucked...we stunk out the joint...we mailed it in...we didn't compete...we're a bunch of losers...we're almost 0 fer September..it's just frustrating...we just need to tighten it up a little..."

Oasisdave said...

A little????

DickAllen said...


A little?!?!?

HoraceClarke67 said...

Sorry I had to miss you guys. NOT sorry I missed the game.

Can't believe Verducci is STILL driving the MLB line that Ohtani is the best player ever. The guy is now hitting .257, with 168 Ks, and leading the AL in caught-stealing.

He is 9-1 as a pitcher...because they throw him very selectively, when they think he can win. Also, he completely spit the bit against this Yankees team, which should tell you something.

AND...the guy is a DH who pitches sometimes. He still doesn't have a chance in the field at any position but pitcher. This is a farce.

Anonymous said...

Here are the top ten MLB WAR leaders. Shotani is 32nd on the list. I wonder whether Verducci--who is usually a well-informed analyst--claimed that Ohtani is the "best player ever." Maybe the most versatile player ever? Anyway--here's the list. Robbie Ray leads it at 6.6. Please disregard the columns to the right--they are subvariants of WAR, and I couldn't format them properly with headings. Just look at the first column.

1 Robbie Ray 6.6 0 0 5.1 4.7 3.1 47.5 0.7
2 Marcus Semien 6.5 5.5 1.6 4.6 4.9 4.7 44.4 0.5
3 Zack Wheeler 6.4 0 0 4.8 4.5 3 42.3 0.7
4 Carlos Correa 6.3 4.7 2.3 4.5 4.9 4.7 43.2 0.5
5 Wade Miley 6.2 0 0 4.9 4.5 2.9 42.3 0.7
6 Fernando Tatis Jr. 5.9 6.6 -0.3 4.4 5 4.5 45.2 0.5
7 Vladimir Guerrero Jr. 5.8 5.8 -0.9 3.8 5 4.7 37.1 0.5
Jose Ramirez 5.8 4.8 1.1 3.9 4.9 4.7 38.1 0.5
9 Walker Buehler 5.6 0 0 4.1 4.5 3.3 36 0.6
10 Juan Soto 5.5

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Parson Tom said...

delighted that these game threads will be moderated by the warblist. that's a good move.

TheWinWarblist said...

Hoss!!