Wednesday, March 11, 2009
TAMPA - Pitching coach Dave Eiland took care of a mechanical fault in Joba Chamberlain’s left leg. More importantly, Jorge Posada, Jose Molina and Andy Pettitte put their cleats into Chamberlain’s backside.
“It’s great to have teammates like that who can call you out but do it on a consistent basis,” Chamberlain said of Posada, Molina and Pettitte pointing out to him that after two horrific starts, it was time for the gas-throwing right-hander to kick it up a notch last night against the Reds at George M. Steinbrenner Field, where The Boss watched a 7-1 victory from his suite.
And here I thought Chamberlain was finished. Phew.
Pish posh… who cares about Joba.
What I want to talk about is how A-Fraud choked for the DR team, leading to their early elimination.
Also, A-Fraud was supposed to change the clock here at this site, wasn’t he?
What a douche.
wasn’t Joba pretty bad last year in ST as well? 6.14 ERA in 7.1 innings.
LaTroy Hawkins on the other hand had a 0.00 ERA in 7 innings.
wasnít Joba pretty bad last year in ST as well? 6.14 ERA in 7.1 innings.
I was looking at some spring training stats yesterday in anticipation of Joba tanking again and all the ‘OH NOES’ articles.
<u>Random P - 2006/2007 Spring</u>
<u>Random P - 2006-2007 Regular Season</u>
I don’t know how Random P’s media dealt with his spring training clunkers, but anyone who worries about spring training stats is just being alarmist.
Curious and technically in a training session so am not going to look it up…who’s “Random P”?
I was hoping someone would guess. But it’s Scott Kazmir.
Random P sounds like a great moniker for rapper.
I think the bit about “Random P’s” media threw people off. I for one didn’t think there was any media in TB.
I for one didnít think there was any media in TB
I think Iwamura has a posse of them.
I for one didnít think there was any media in TB.
Oh come on. There’s a ton of media in Tampa Bay. But most of the time they’re too busy covering rehabbing Yankees to notice the defending AL championship team that plays there.
I was hoping someone would guess. But itís Scott Kazmir.
Thanks! I’ll be happy if Joba is “only” Kazmir this season.
Isn’t Random P what MLB tested in 2003?
Molina’s brother is kicking butt in the Classic, but I guess they already have three catchers and wanted to spread around the love to families?
Don posted once in one of the ARod surgery threads. It was something like “LOL” or “Ha!”
Knowing it was Don, it was pretty funny.
C.C. can’t handle the pressure of New York. We should have seen this coming with his post season numbers. He should be our 8th inning guy. We’re going to need a replacement for Mo soon anyway.
Or pinch hitter. Dude almost out-SLG’d Jeter last year!
I like C.C. in Nathan’s Hot Dog eating contest.
How ‘bout the Netherlands booting the DR out of the WBC?
ďItís great to have teammates like that who can call you out but do it on a consistent basis,Ē
So, what, they call him out every day at 4pm?
Given “but”, I guess he means that everybody needing to be called out is criticized in a fair manner, regardless of their status. Concise expression if so.
The Netherlands are a net grit exporter. How else could they win trailing in every offensive category besides runs?
Perhaps the DR has depleted its grit reserves through mismanagement. Possibly climate change has something to do with it as well.
Meh. Show me a team that trails in runs, and I’ll show you TRUE grit.
You must love the 1960 World Champs, SSf.
Didn’t the Yankees score less runs than the Braves in the 1996 World Series?
Yeah, good call, sd.
They were outscored by 8 runs.
In 2001, had the Yankees held on, they would have been outscored by 21 runs in the series!
In fact, how amazing would that have been? Had they held on, ALL FOUR of the Yankee victories would have been one run margins.
Also, Clemens sure would be thought of differently, no? 2-1 win in Game 3 plus 1 run allowed in Game 7.
What do you mean? The Yankees WON the 2001 Series.
“Perhaps the DR has depleted its grit reserves through mismanagement. Possibly climate change has something to do with it as well.”
If climate change results in the rate of insolation over the DR that Northern Europe gets, and the ensuing chaos allows human evolution to resume, then maybe the DR can become gritty. Too much melanin there now - it causes grit to decay into athleticism or something, can’t seem to find the process in the Particle Data Group book.
rilkefan, I believe these processes are being investigated at the Large Hadron Collider as we type. They are searching for the “dirtdog boson,” which theory says causes grittiness when it interacts with little white guys.
by the way, spellcheck flagged “Collider” but not “Hadron.”
Hey Old Thurm. Tell us a tale about an obscure beer.
Hey Fgas. Xingu is obscure. Not very good but has its followers.
San Miguel is pretty good if you land in the P.I. and the Olympia has turned.
Skullsplitter from the Orkney Islands is a very good Scotty ale.
Kevin Kennedy explained on XM radio the other day that Joba is a sprinter and not a marathon runner. He knows this, because he saw Joba pitch lights out in the eighth inning. Hopefully the Yankees will fire their pitching personnel who believe otherwise, hire Kennedy, and we can get Joba back in the pen where he belongs.
Tell us a tale about an obscure beer.
Preferably a gritty Dutch beer.
Shockingly, readers of one of the NY tabloid have voted 69 to 31 that Joba belongs in the pen. The Yankees should hire all of them to work under Kennedy.
Venezuela has a nice little team there.
Why is it that I’m still susceptible to irrational spring enthusiasm about, say, Nick Swisher, when I read a puff piece about him in the New York Times? Can’t we get some real baseball around here?
Dutch beer blows. Trust me. Lotsa grit, little flavor.
Mr the Hutt should be the long man.
Build arm strength in meaningless outings. Makes sense.
Tex to short, Jeet to third. Robby catching and Posado at first.Rondell White at 2nd.
Come on Costanza>!! Lets shake things up!!!!!
I like C.C. as a LOOGY.
Actually last year he was better against RHB. He should be the first ever ROOGY.
Nevermind. I was looking at Joba’s stats, not C.C.‘s
Joba is a sprinter and not a marathon runner
Awful, awful metaphor. On top of being wrong as well. Ow.
I like C.C. as a LOOGY.
I think the Yanks should get 8 starting pitchers and let them pitch 1 inning each. Then let Mo close in the 9th. With the ERA’s typically lower for relievers relative to starters, it seems like a no brainer…
PS: with this strategy, Joba obviously pitches the 8th.
That’s brilliant! Twelve pitchers, everybody pitches one inning three out of every four days—that’s about 120 innings each, which has got to be absolutely optimal usage for an ace reliever, right? And because you’re going to have twelve Mariano Rivera’s doing all of your pitching, games will only go to extra innings if you get shut out. So you can just forfeit those and go 155-7. Plus, this strategy will work even better in the playoffs with all the extra off days!
thatís about 120 innings each, which has got to be absolutely optimal usage for an ace reliever, right?
I thought only Scott Proctor could handle that kind of workload!!
My deep irrational like of the Dutch is only reinforced by their orange uniforms.
Most of the Dutch team are from Curacao and Aruba, where they have plenty of melanin. If they also have grit, that’s all well and good.
I have a tech-crush on the Large Hadron Collider. How can smashing particle beams into each other not be cool?
“How can smashing particle beams into each other not be cool?”
If you spend $10 billion plus and put 2000 of the smartest people on the planet to work for 10 years and don’t discover anything not exactly predicted by a theory written down 40 years ago. My many-years thesis was to measure the number three to better than a percent - I’d guess that it’s more likely than not that the LHC will do the same, maybe modulo one interesting thing that ought to be there. But if they find a zoo of supersymmetric particles then yeah, definitely cool.
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