Thursday, January 28, 2010

Duece Poppi Takes a Gheorghe Approach to Race Relations

This guy's music is generally terrible, but this song's premise is funny. Right?

21 comments:

zoltan said...

So ... the 2010 Yankees' OF consists essentially of Randy Winn, Curtis Granderson, and Nick Swisher/Brett Gardner?

TR said...

It's better to say it's Winn/Gardner, Granderson and Swisher. That is an upgrade from 2009. Granderson replaces Damon's power, Winn/Gardner is a msssive defensive upgrade from Damon and Granderson's speed and judgment in the outfield is an upgrade from Melky's erratic cannon of an arm.

The head-scratcher is the decision to go with Nick Johnson over Damon or Matsui at DH.

zoltan said...

Granderson is insanely fun to watch in person, and I agree that he's an upgrade. I guess I don't know enough about Randy Winn to pass legitimate judgment. But he's old, right?

Whitney said...

Another head-scratcher is the indication that Winn, a switch-hitter, will platoon with Gardner, a LH hitter. Winn hit .158 from the right side of the plate. Not really a switch-hitter, not much of a platoon advantage. Jerry Manuel would endorse that move.

I figured the Yanks would have bitten the bullet and signed Damon, but I was mistaken.

Then again, I also figured the Mets would realize their pitcher-friendly park and (relatively) big bankroll would give them a head start on signing A-list pitchers. The Mets picked up Kelvim Escobar this winter. Very mice.

They also got slower and worse with the glove. In a pitcher's park. Omar, it's called Monster.com, and I'd get an account pronto.

zoltan said...

"Very mice" = AWL.

Greg said...

Whit, I bet you like "Platoon".........it has Tom Berenger.

TR said...

Gardner has value as a defensive replacement and utility outfielder. The team may trade him soon, anyway. The Yanks realize that it is easy to get a corner outfielder at any time.

Winn's struggles against lefties were a blip last year. Look at prior years. He's 35, But Damon is a beaten-up 36. The signing was an Eff You to Damon and Boras for trying to play hardball with the Yankees. Boras insisted that he wouldn't listen to offers under $13MMM/yr for Damon. The Yanks never blinked at the bluff, so Damon will find himself getting a lot of at-bats for Oakland, Cincy or Tampa for $5MM in 2010.

Whitney said...

I like "Eff You's" to Scott Boras, but I love me some Tom Berenger. Platoon was great, he was the cool guy in Greg's fave The Big Chill, and you had to dig him as Jake Taylor, but an unsung cable time-waster is Shattered.

Berenger seemed to have the same career heyday as my man Costner, chronologically speaking, but his was not quite as parabolic.

Marlin said...

No love for "Eddie and the Crusiers"?

Dave said...

can someone explain the significance of "post count." i assume it's the number of posts per week or something, but why bulk it up?

confused in jersey

cgormley said...

http://tinyurl.com/ycq4jel

Something mildly amusing from MadTv. youtube SFW.

Lame disclaimer: Don't know if it was already posted. Too lazy to search after multiple doctors and ER visits over the past few days.

zoltan said...

You obviously didn't get the memo. I'll have the Teej send you a copy. "Post count" is the new tag for "filler" unless it's "Ghostface fillah," of which we haven't had any in a long time. Keep working on those TPS reports.

zoltan said...

RIP J.D. Salinger.

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/01/29/books/29salinger.html?hp

Whitney said...

We'll sure miss seeing J.D. out and about.

Dave said...

does this mean they'll finally make a movie of "catcher in the rye"? TJ, if you grow your mustache back, you can play mr. antolini!

zoltan said...

This is cool, assuming you like to read and stuff like that.

http://tinyurl.com/yaytjx5

rob said...

got more rhymes than jd's got salinger

zoltan said...

Now you're getting the hang of it.

Mark said...

I hold the title and Rob is the challenger.

rob said...

mark takes more hits than sadaharu oh

TJ said...

Z-man's got more rhymes than Jamaica got mango...