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Johnny Dickshot
Jun 07 2005 05:18 AM

"He's got to deal with it. All of it. It's good for him. And the better he does, the more I am going to give him to do. He will carry all my bags as long as I'm here. I read his fan mail sometimes - girls are asking to marry him - and it makes me sick. One of these days, I swear I'm going to smack him."
--Cliff Floyd on David Wright 6/6/05

Good NYT article.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 07 2005 05:21 AM

adding from the existing thread:

He's my left-handed guy, so I'm going to bring him in against left-handers and hope he produces. That's the bottom line. But I'm not into reevaluating every time he pitches like he's on trial and start to overreact to how he does in each outing. Obviously he didn't pitch too well [Tuesday] night. Doesn't mean I'm going to throw him in the shitpile or nothing."

--WWSB on Koo. 6/1/05

"I just got wet. Water is a blessing, I believe, so I got wet."
--Pedro on the sprinklers. 6/2

Piazza on scoring from First..

"30 feet or 20 feet from home plate I felt my legs in mud or concrete. I felt the lactic acid piling up."
--6/2

"As soon as I slipped I was like, 'Oh, -- -- , "I could see a little blur of the ball and I put my glove where I thought it was going to be. I looked up and everybody was screaming. I was like, 'I caught it.' "
--Cameron on his great catch, 6/2

MFS62
Jun 07 2005 05:46 AM

I was only half-listening to Baseball Tonight last night, so this may be more of a paraphrase:
John Kruk:
"I'm sick of hearing about how the American League teams are at a disadvantage when playing in National League ballparks. If they want to get their bats into the lineup, then teach them how to play a position. That (ED NOTE: the AL rule that allows some players to only bat) is NOT a position."

Later

Elster88
Jun 07 2005 07:16 AM

Wow. John Kruk actaully said something that I agree with.

metirish
Jun 07 2005 09:31 PM

some great quotes from tonights game...

Pedro on the no-hitter..

"I didn't really realize it until I heard the fans continue to clap after he rounded second," Martinez said. "I never looked at the scoreboard. I'm normally looking everywhere else, but not the scoreboard."


Willie on the Mets never having a no-hitter...

"I didn't know that," Randolph said. "I thought maybe Tom Seaver did back in the day because I used to watch him or Jerry Koosman because they were lights out."


Peterson on Pedro...
"He's got two great swing-and-miss pitches," pitching coach Rick Peterson said. "A Buggs Bunny changeup and a Bugs Bunny curveball."

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 08 2005 05:17 AM

"The thing about athletes is that we work to hard to earn our money. I got kids to feed. I can't let him take money off my table. When you do stupid stuff like that, you're taking chances on hurting people, taking a chance on losing people for games. For just the sake of what - I don't want to face you? So put me on. Four pitches. It's simple. But when our egos get in the way, that's how people end up in prisons, end up dead. It's unfortunate."
--Cliff Floyd getting slightly dramatic on Roy Oswalt, 6/7

Edgy DC
Jun 08 2005 05:51 AM

The whole "food out of my children's mouth" thing is old. But then he finished strong.

Still, today is not a good day to wake up and find you're Lance Berkman.

seawolf17
Jun 08 2005 05:59 AM

My wife thinks I look like Lance Berkman... I wonder if that's a bad thing.

Elster88
Jun 08 2005 07:20 AM

]The thing about athletes is that we work to hard to earn our money. I got kids to feed. I can't let him take money off my table.
I didn't realize Latrell Sprewell plays left field for the Mets. My opinion of him will be tainted forever. I don't want to see people get hurt, but he's got enough money to feed his kids and all of their kids if he retired today. Maybe he was just mad and he's not as big of a jackass as this quote makes him seem.

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 07:32 AM

I understand your feeling insulted when guys like Sprewell and Floyd talk about putting food on the table but remember it is just a metaphor - they do not mean it literally, how could they possibly?

Yes its a bad metaphor for someone who is making tens of millions of dollars per year but still.

And besides that what one makes and what one spends is all relative. I know lots of wealthy people who live paycheck to paycheck because as they earn more they lifestyles increase exponentially.

Will these people ever be homesless and destitute? No, but if somehow their current earning status was reduced or stopped completely drastic changes would have to be made.

Don't assume that just because some make what appears to be a boatload of money that their lives are perfect.

Money doesn't buy happiness. It just makes it easier to attain by removing a lot of obstacles.

Don't be so hard on Cliffy - the adrenaline was still pumpin'

Swan Swan H
Jun 08 2005 07:33 AM

Maybe he's mad? He hits a grand slam off Oswalt then gets drilled twice as a result, yet has no ability to get any one-on-one recourse without hurting the team.

So, he stays on the field, does the right thing for his team, and talks later. Of course he was mad. This asswipe has thrown at him twice, and yesterday's was particularly egregious since it was clearly done in a situation where Floyd would have been intentionally walked.

Elster88
Jun 08 2005 07:40 AM

You're both probably right, he was most likely just pissed off.

I'm not assuming that his life is perfect, I'm just assuming that his kids aren't going to go hungry.

Frayed Knot
Jun 08 2005 07:49 AM

Also a bit of a difference between Sprewell complaining about having to struggle to feed the family without an immediate contract extension, and Cliff saying that he doesn't want to do it with a possible career-ending injury lurking.
It's still an over-used cliche, but there are differences in circumstances.

soupcan
Jun 08 2005 07:49 AM

I'm not assuming that his life is perfect, I'm just assuming that his kids aren't going to go hungry.

Right.

Hopefully the next athelete to be quoted in a similar situation will choose to say something more appropriate like "Hey, I got a yacht that has a full time crew! These guys need to be paid - they have kids to feed!"

Elster88
Jun 08 2005 07:51 AM

LOL. Nice one, soupy.

Vic Sage
Jun 08 2005 08:35 AM

]Money doesn't buy happiness. I


No, but it can buy a boat big enough to sail up right next to it...

:?:

TheOldMole
Jun 08 2005 09:47 AM

On Pedro: "He doesn't have the career record that he has because of his talent," the Mets' Mike Cameron said.

metirish
Jun 08 2005 09:52 AM

"He's just really an artist when he's on," Piazza said. "It's really a lot of improv out there."



Burke on his hit...

"It's kind of a culmination of thoughts," Burke said. "First, it's just the gratification of knowing you hit the ball well. Then you realize that you've broken up a no-hitter and it's your first homer and it's off Pedro Martinez. When I got into the dugout, I really kind of had to sit down for a second."

metirish
Jun 08 2005 09:19 PM

Graves is not an official Met yet but some cool quotes from him..

]"This is awesome," the former Reds closer said. "Cincinnati was a real struggle the last few years, just trying to compete, and we didn't do very well. To be able to come to a team that's right there in the hunt, with so many good players and two Hall of Fame pitchers on the staff, it's just amazing. It's almost like a dream come true."



Pedro on Graves...


]"Another crazy guy in this locker room."

metirish
Jun 10 2005 10:45 AM

Alex Rodreguez on his 400th home run...




"I am excited to do it in this uniform," Rodriguez said. "As much as I wanted to be a New York Yankee, I am pretty proud."

This is one reasom why I depise him, acting like all his 400 homers were hit as a MFY.

seawolf17
Jun 16 2005 12:42 PM

I was going to start an all-new "All Purpose Carl Everett Is A Moron Thread," but I figured I'd just add this here instead:

Chicago White Sox designated hitter Carl Everett, infamous for his run-in with umpire Ron Kulpa in 2000 while playing for the Boston Red Sox, sounds off on a number of issues in the July edition of Maxim magazine. Some of the highlights, as reported by The Chicago Tribune.

• Everett has had gay teammates, whom he has accepted, but: "Gays being gay is wrong. Two women can't produce a baby, two men can't produce a baby, so it's not how it's supposed to be. ... I don't believe in gay marriages. I don't believe in being gay."

• Wrigley Field is the worst park in the majors: "They need to implode Wrigley."

• Most baseball fans don't know diddly: "Fan is short for fanatic -- he's crazy about something he really doesn't know about. And it's proven that 99 percent of baseball fans have no idea what they're watching."

• Jose Canseco is a "bitter, ignorant individual."

• The congressional hearings examining steroid use were a waste: "We have a war going on -- I have family in that war -- yet we're talking about steroids. ... If everybody in the world got on steroids, we'll still lose more kids to a war than we will from steroids."


I'll give him Canseco, and he's probably within ten percent of correct on the fan statement, but he's still a moron.

metirish
Jun 16 2005 12:48 PM

Everet is something else, of course this is the same guy that doesn't believe Dinosaurs roamed the earth because it's not in the Bible.

silverdsl
Jun 16 2005 12:52 PM

Everett is a moron. But he does have a right to his opinions as misinformed as they might be. I don't agree with his views on gays but what irks me is that he apparently thinks most fans are stupid. But I guess most fans think he's stupid too.

I'm all for players being honest about their opinions, especially since so many of them always say nothing but the "right" things that are bland and give away nothing of what they really think, but at the same time they've also got to know when to shut up too.

Edgy DC
Jun 16 2005 12:59 PM

I root for Carl.

I root for him to catch a clue.

MFS62
Jun 16 2005 01:06 PM

Actually, he proved he can think outside the box.
He took a famous Rey Ordonez quote ("New York fans are stupid") and expanded to all baseball fans. It takes a special person to be able to think that globally. (insert sarcastic emoticon here)

But, he is right when he says that Congress has more important things to think about than the use of steroids in sports.

As for the other stuff - I pass.

Later

MFS62
Jun 16 2005 05:39 PM

For those of you who don't follow Connecticut politics, the last Governor, John Rowland was brought up on corruption charges, resigned, and is now in jail.
This morning I had a meeting with the current Lt. Governor, Kevin Sullivan. When Rowland's name came up, he said:
"The ex-Governor took early retirement and is now living in a gated community."

Later

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 16 2005 08:18 PM

"It's about time. I signed with the Mets and it took me 15 years."

-- Brian Daubach on returning to the team that drafted him in 1990, 6/16

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 17 2005 09:52 AM

"I prefer not to come to Seattle. It's really damn far."
--Pedro Martinez, 6/16

ScarletKnight41
Jun 17 2005 01:20 PM

I prefer not going to Seattle also.

SK and Pedro similarity score is rising.

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 01:24 PM

Next, we'll get you a dwarf sidekick.

Frayed Knot
Jun 17 2005 01:25 PM

Must ... resist ... joke

Willets Point
Jun 17 2005 01:35 PM

By the way, I've got dibs on the name Pedro's Dwarf if I ever start a band.

Edgy DC
Jun 17 2005 09:31 PM

It's too bad Pedro doesn't like coming to Seattle. If he enjoyed himself, he might be able to improve on his 13-0 record.

SI Metman
Jun 17 2005 10:04 PM

"The Yankees came from behind to beat the Pirates 7-5. Tony Randazzo got the win for the Yanks." -- Mets play-by-play announcer Gary Cohen while doing the out-of-town scoreboard on Thursday afternoon, referring to first-base umpire Tony Randazzo's blown call in the ninth inning on Wednesday night

metirish
Jun 20 2005 07:39 AM

That doesn't surprise me that Cohen would say that..

"Apparently I forgot how to pitch. Seventh in the league in ERA [actually ninth] last year, and I come here and I don't know how to pitch anymore? I have to try out. That's OK. I'll try out. For me, a 100-pitch count is malarkey. What are you saving me for? This is my last year. You don't have to worry about some young phenom who they just gave a bunch of money to in the draft and you have to protect the investment. Just send me out there."



Al Leiter, responding to the Marlins' doubts about him in the South Florida Sun-Sentinel

metirish
Jun 20 2005 08:46 AM

Tom Glavine alluding to Wright's catch Saturday night to retire Raul Ibanez.


]"I guess we should vote him captain,"

Edgy DC
Jun 20 2005 09:10 AM

Let's all remember, lest history forget, that David Wright dove into the stands, caught a ball and hurt himself. Derek Jeter, on the other hand, caught a ball, dove into the stands, and hurt himself.

I've actuallly got little against Jeter, but...

TheOldMole
Jun 20 2005 10:06 AM

Perhaps it was Teddy Randazzo?

Centerfield
Jun 20 2005 11:41 AM

I may be in the minority with this, and I'm not sure I've worked out the logic in my head yet, but I think David Wright diving into the stands there was a bad play. The risk/reward is just not worth it. I understand there are "hustle" plays and it's important to go all out...but risking injury with the team already hobbled as it was just doesn't seem very smart to me. I understand playing hard, but throwing yourself into the stands, I would say, is probably not worth the risk of injury it imposes.

metirish
Jun 20 2005 11:44 AM

I doubt Wright had the time to go through all that thinking, it was a reaction play kinda, great play IMO.

metirish
Jun 24 2005 12:19 PM

]"They'll probably start again with that stupid 'Who's Your Daddy' thing,' " Randolph said. "They'll call him a bunch of names and be cutesy. But I don't think he cares. I'm sure he'll hear it, but it may motivate him and fire him up."



Willie on going to Yankee stadium as a kid(free tickets)

]"Me and my friends would just hang out in leftfield and throw peanuts at Roy White,"
] -

metirish
Jun 25 2005 09:56 AM

Pay -Rod on today's game...

]"We have got to come out with a warrior-like mentality [Saturday],"



OH I'm scared...

Edgy DC
Jun 25 2005 10:28 AM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Jun 25 2005 11:13 AM

Other peeps unafraid of the Yankees' "Warrior" stance:

Turnbull A.C.'s
Turnbull A.C.'sThe Turnbulls are the first gang the Warriors encounter. The Warriors have to run away from them to get on the train home.
Turnbull A.C.'sThe Turnbulls are a mixed bunch who hang around on old school buses that have been painted black. They carry chains and planks of wood for weapons.
Orphans
OrphansAfter the Warriors escape from the Turnbull A.C.'s, they think they are home free. Unfortunately, a train station is on fire forcing The Warriors to walk through enemy territory. They meet the Orphans.
OrphansThe Orphans are not very well known (and are very low class), and didn't even know about the big meeting up at The Bronx and are not on the Gramercy Riff's Network. They are armed with razor blades. Mercy decides to leave the Orphans and join The Warriors.
Baseball Furies
Baseball FuriesThe Baseball Furies are one of the most popular gangs. After a brief escape from cops, Swan, Ajax, Snow and Cowboy run straight into these guys.
Baseball FuriesThe Furies wear baseball gear and carry baseball bats which they are keen to swing. The leader shown here fights Ajax and shows that he can be quite nifty with a bat.
Lizzies
LizziesThis all-female gang is waiting on the station platform when Vermin, Cochise and Rembrandt arrive. They end up going back to The Lizzies flat where The Lizzies seduce The Warriors except Rembrandt who suspects that something is going on.
LizziesAt the flat, the The Lizzies suddenly lock the door and announce that The Warriors shot Cyrus which is when they find out that they were framed. The Lizzies try to shoot them but only manage to cut Rembrandt's arm with a knife.
Punks
PunksThe Punks hang out in a subway station. The lead guy (on the right) wears rollerskates and skates around the station. They look a bit like farmers in the dungarees.
PunksWielding chains and baseball bats, they fight The Warriors in the men's room. This is one of the best fight scenes in the movie, with people flying into mirrors and through doors.
The Rogues
The RoguesThe Rogues appear throughout the movie as Luther (pictured centre), was the one who shot Cyrus. He framed The Warriors for the crime and for the rest of the night, they are on the hunt for The Warriors so they can kill them. Not the smartest bunch!
Gramercy Riffs
Gramercy RiffsThe Riffs are the largest gang in the city and Cyrus was their leader until he got shot. Understandably, they want to find those responsible and bring them to justice. Masai became the leader when Cyrus died.
Boppers
BoppersThe Boppers wear purple waistcoats, cream-coloured trousers and hats. I guess they think they are groovy boppers!
High Hats
High HatsThese 'clowns' wear white face paint, red and black tops, with suspender trousers.
Electric Eliminators
Electric EliminatorsThese guys are easy to spot in the park, thanks to their bright yellow tops!
Savage Huns
Savage HunsIt is assumed that these guys are called the Savage Huns. They wear green shirts and have brown pointy hats.
Moon Runners
Moon RunnersThe Moonrunners wear space style-suits which are silver. Here is a quick glimpse of their logo.
Satans Mothers
Satans MothersThe Satans Mothers can be seen hanging around at the meeting in The Bronx.
Unknown Gangs
Unknown GangsTo view some of the unknown gangs, go to the unknown gangs page by clicking here!
List Of Gangs
This is the unofficial list of gangs:

The Alleycats,
The Amsterdam All-Stars,
The Baseball Furies,
The Black Hands,
The Blackjacks,
The Big Trains,
The Boyle Avenue Runners,
The Charlemagnes,
The Colt 45's,
The Dealers,
The Delaney Rovers,
The Dingos,
The E Street Blazers,
The Easy Aces,
The Electric Elminimators,
The Eighth Avenue Apaches,
The Fastballs,
The Fifth Street Bombers,
The Filmores,
The Firetasters,
The Five Points,
The Gerrards,
The Gladiators,
The Go Hards,
The Gun Hill Dancers,
The Gramercy Riffs,
The High Rollers,
The Homeboys,
The Hoplites,
The Howitzers,
The Huks,
The Hurricanes,
The Imps,
The Jesters,
The Jones Street Boys,
The Judas Bunch,
The Jupiters,
The Knockdowns,
The Knuckles,
The Lizzies,
The Locos,
The Magicians,
The Meatpackers,
The Moonrunners,
The Napoleons,
The Nickel Steaks,
The Nightriders,
The Ninth Avenue Razors,
The Orphans,
The Panzers,
The Phillies,
The Plainsmen,
The Punks,
The Queen's Bridge Mutilators,
The Real Boys,
The Red Hook Shooters,
The Roadmasters,
The Rogues,
The Romans,
The Runaways,
The Saracens,
The Saratogas,
The Savage Huns,
The Shanghai Sultans,
The Southern Cross,
The Speedwagons,
The Stevedores,
The Stilletos,
The Stonebreakers,
The Terriers,
The Turks,
The Turnbull AC's,
The Van Cortlandt Rangers,
The Whispers,
The Xenophones,
The Xylophones,
The Yo-Yo's,
The Youngbloods,
The Zodiacs,
The Zulus.

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 25 2005 10:59 AM

The Queensbridge Mutilators are bad news. True story: The Queensbridge Houses are the largest public housing project in the city ... and the country!


Nas


Artest

Edgy DC
Jun 25 2005 11:30 AM

Interesting Gangs:

The Amsterdam All-Stars: Are these the best fighters from each gang, by position? Did the coaches or fans choose?

The Baseball Furies: 'Nuff Said.

The Big Trains: Walter Johnson's favorite gang.

The Boyle Avenue Runners: Where's Boyle Avenue?

The Charlemagnes: Steely Dan's favorite gang.

The Dingos: If they don't eat babies, I'd be disappointed.

The E Street Blazers: Could you imagine getting jumped by Springsteen's band? Just avoid Clarence and go for Roy Bittan and you're fine.

The Eighth Avenue Apaches: Fort Apache the Bronx tie-in here? Did I miss these guys? Did they wear headdresses?

The Fastballs: More baseball connections.

The Five Points: Old school.

The Gladiators: Wearing sandals?

The Go Hards: I don't want to lose to these guys... ever!

The Gun Hill Dancers: One of the baddest hoods in the Bronx and their home team is called the Dancers?

The Imps: I've got no real comment here. Just a great name.

The Knockdowns: Baseball connection.

The Knuckles: Baseball connection.

The Lizzies: They all look like Gilda Radner characters.

The Locos: One of my local outfits is called Los Vados Locos. I'll show you their markings when you're down here. I think La Raza has them on the run.

The Meatpackers: Meet the Go Hards.

The Napoleons: Were these all short guys?

The Nickel Steaks: Huh?

The Phillies: Ooh, I'm scared.

The Rogues: Locals jumped by a Pogues cover band. Film at eleven.

The Runaways:



The Saracens: Good name.

The Speedwagons:


"Don't let him go!"

The Turks: Mets connection!

The Van Cortlandt Rangers: The terror of Manhattan College.

The Yo-Yos: Smacked you down with cellos and bows.

The Youngbloods: Mets connection!

MFS62
Jun 25 2005 12:01 PM

On the Yankee pre-game show on radio yesterday (I couldn't get WFAN in my car - really), Suzyn Wladman:

This is a crucial series for the Mets. I think they're seven games back...."

Pardon me , Suzyn, but isn't it your job to know those things before you go on the air? I mean, it isn't as if they're calling you back for any revivals of Man of La Mancha.

Later

Johnny Dickshot
Jun 26 2005 07:41 AM

]"We're going to get the guy who did this to you."

--Pedro on David Wright's new haircut, 6/25

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 12:32 PM

]"Pull a muscle in the on-deck circle, how do you do that?"

--Willie Randolph on Doug Mientkiewicz.

Centerfield
Jun 27 2005 03:28 PM

Not baseball related but what the hell...

"I could always go and have a conversation with Mr. Gates or Mr. Trump. But now that I have this, I can really have a conversation with them on the same level that they have their conversations."
-Shaquille O'Neal after earning his MBA online from the University of Phoenix

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 04:04 PM

Of course, Gates is a college dropout.

Trump as a BA from Wharton.

Centerfield
Jun 27 2005 04:07 PM

So what you're telling me is that they're not as smart as Shaq?

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 04:19 PM

In a sense.

In a very narrow sense.

While I have a broad definition of intelligence, Trump doesn't impress me much.

Willets Point
Jun 27 2005 08:44 PM

I totally don't get all that stuff with the oddly attired gangs.

Edgy DC
Jun 27 2005 08:55 PM

They come from the strange and memorable 1979 film The Warriors, invoked when A-Rod declared that the Yankees were going to play Saturday's game with "a warrior mentality."

Willets Point
Jun 27 2005 09:03 PM

I guessed it was a movie, I just was surprised that I'd never heard of a movie that strange.

Frayed Knot
Jun 27 2005 09:06 PM

"The Yankees never get calls to go their way" -- John Sterling, WCBS radio following the Sheffield grountout on Sunday.


I shit thee not, he actually uttered these words (or very close to them).
Now Sheff looked to be safe - although it was inches one way or the other - but this comes barely a week after the Yanx were the beneficiaries of a [u:1ea05e7855]much worse call[/u:1ea05e7855] on an infield grounder that [u:1ea05e7855]would have ended the game[/u:1ea05e7855] in Pittsbugh's favor. And I don't think we want to bring other recent history into things here.

Good Lord he can't possibly be that insecure about his job can he?

metirish
Jun 27 2005 09:14 PM

frayed Knot the call that you talk about against Pittsburgh is the win that Gary Cohen credited to Tony Randazzo the first base umpire.(pointed out by someone else here before)

Rockin' Doc
Jun 27 2005 09:35 PM

Paraphrasing as best I can from a radio interview i heard on the way to work this morning.

"When I was a player, my nickname was T-bone, which later became Bone, and eventually I was known as The Load. I guess my teammates got tired of carrying me."

"Basically, the team's strategy is to get such a big lead that I can't possibly screw it up."

--Tony LaRussa on a syndicated radio show

metirish
Jun 27 2005 09:51 PM

Giambi on the botched throw to Tom Gordon..

]"It was one of those plays which you look at and go, 'Damn,'" the first baseman said. "[Reyes] flies. You've got to make the play quick and I got the throw up in Tom's eyes."

Bret Sabermetric
Jun 28 2005 04:13 AM

I usually aim my throw up at the toilet.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 07:22 PM

]Would he be rejected?


--Keith Hernandez, insulting a bald fan wearing a Keith Hernandez replica jersey at Shea.

Edgy DC
Jun 28 2005 07:27 PM

]Would he be rejected?


--Keith Hernandez, insulting a bald fan wearing a Keith Hernandez replica jersey at Shea, with reference to his Just for Men ad.

metirish
Jun 30 2005 09:08 PM

Pedro looking forward to the All-Star game....



]"I'm pretty sure Omar will consider that knowing he wanted to make a statement when he brought Carlos and me over here,It would be a great to deal for the Mets to have us in the All-Star Game."

metirish
Jul 07 2005 09:10 PM

So much for my last quote, Piazza today on the base running..

]"We can kill a rally faster than anybody," Piazza said, laughing, after the game. "We've got some real Clydesdales out there sometimes."

Elster88
Jul 08 2005 06:52 AM

I'm not sure who Piazza is referring to, other than himself. Maybe Minky?

metirish
Jul 11 2005 07:28 AM

USA manager George Brett talking to Lastings Milledge during the Futures game last night....

]"You want some pine tar on that bat?"


Milledge in reply..
]"No, you're going to get me thrown out like you did,"


Brett of course went on to rave about LM.

Benjamin Grimm
Jul 11 2005 07:31 AM

A ballplayer who knows about events that took place before he was born?

That's pretty rare.

MFS62
Jul 11 2005 08:18 AM

Scouts called Darryl Strawberry "the Black Ted Williams".
When told about it, Darryl asked "Who was Ted Williams?"

Yes, Lastings' comment was very refreshing.

Later

metirish
Jul 11 2005 08:45 AM

Frank Robinson was on "Costas Now" on HBO Friday night, Costas asked FR if his players know what he accomplished in the game, Robinson said some do , the he laughed and said...
]2 or 3 players on this team asked me if I ever played the game
..

metirish
Jul 17 2005 08:42 PM

It's all about Pedro..

]"Pedro touched 85 (mph) three or four times," Cox said. "You say, 'Let's adjust,' but he makes his pitches so perfectly placed, you still can't adjust."


]"I had an easy day and I deserved it, didn't I?" Martinez said. "It was an easy day at the office."


]"When I'm pitching, the defense is always on its toes, in the right place at the right time,It comes from tempo. I work fast and I throw strikes. I don't waste any time."

ScarletKnight41
Jul 17 2005 09:03 PM

]"When I'm pitching, the defense is always on its toes, in the right place at the right time,It comes from tempo. I work fast and I throw strikes. I don't waste any time."


Pedro - The Anti-Trax.

Edgy DC
Jul 17 2005 09:12 PM

MFS62 wrote:
Darryl asked "Who was Ted Williams?"


Is there a source for that?

metirish
Jul 17 2005 09:31 PM

Leiter on his fall from grace with the Marlins..

]"First it was mental, then it was mechanical, then it all snowballed,maybe it was leaving the Mets, maybe it was being away from my family. I don't know."

Edgy DC
Jul 18 2005 11:01 AM

]After Leiter gave up a two-out single to Manny Ramirez in the sixth, Mel Stottlemyre went to check on him. He asked him if his pitch count had been that high anytime this year.

"My last start," Leiter said, "except it was in the third inning."

Edgy DC
Jul 18 2005 02:44 PM

]"Maybe Pedro simply put his hands up and made it stop."

-- Ed Coleman on a rain storm that threatened to interrupt a
Met game while Pedro Martinez was pitching shutout ball.

metirish
Jul 19 2005 10:57 AM

Good ones above.

Kenny Rogers turned himself in yesterday...this following is an exchange between Rogers and a camera man covering the procedure.

WFAA reported on its Web site Monday that photographer Mike Zukerman was videotaping the procedure when Rogers turned to him and said,
]"You're getting really close; you know that? Do you hear me?"


A few seconds later, Rogers again turned to the camera, saying,
]"You must be pretty proud of yourself, too."


After Zukerman replied,
]"It's just my job, Kenny,"

Rogers responded:
]"Yeah. Your job. That's just your excuse."


Johnny Dickshot
Jul 24 2005 07:33 AM

] "In my next life, I'm going to come back with the ability that Jose Reyes has. I might become a shortstop.

"I can tell you I'll pay more than $50, more than $100 to see him play. I'll get the best seats in the stadium to see him play. It doesn't matter how much it is. I'll pay that price."

--Pedro Martinez on Jose Reyes, 7/23

Bret Sabermetric
Jul 24 2005 07:46 AM

Johnny Dickshot wrote:
] "In my next life, I'm going to come back with the ability that Jose Reyes has. I might become a shortstop.

"I can tell you I'll pay more than $50, more than $100 to see him play. I'll get the best seats in the stadium to see him play. It doesn't matter how much it is. I'll pay that price."

--Pedro Martinez on Jose Reyes, 7/23


"A hundred bucks? I tip more than that in the shithouse"--

Leo Durocher, ca. 1946

metirish
Jul 24 2005 10:20 AM

Heard on the Radio yesterday from Howie Rose...

]later tonight the Yankees play the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim,and here the Mets are playing the Brooklyn Dodgers of Los Angeles

Elster88
Jul 24 2005 10:36 AM

]"The sun has been there for 500, 600 years . . ." Cameron said, proving himself no great astronomer.

metirish
Jul 25 2005 07:45 AM

Omar...

"Are we going to tear up the farm system for one player? I don't know if that's the wise thing to do. We're building for 2005 and beyond 2005."

]

Elster88
Jul 27 2005 12:48 PM

From Bill Simmons Quote of the Day:

"You're not going to play for me if you don't put out." -- Mets manager Willie Randolph

Willets Point
Jul 27 2005 12:49 PM

File that under too much information.

metirish
Jul 31 2005 10:36 AM

]"I can't even take it. I thought I can handle it. I can't."




Mike Cameron reacting to a week's worth of trade rumors.

Johnny Dickshot
Jul 31 2005 03:42 PM

"I haven't heard booing like that since Roger Cedeno was in New York City."
--Cliff Floyd on the reception Beltran got in Houston, 7/31

metirish
Aug 02 2005 10:45 AM

Cliff on Reyes..

]"He was singing on the bus the other day when we were going to the airport, just kicking back and singing in Spanish," left fielder Cliff Floyd said. "The kid thinks he owns the place. But we love him."



Garner on Reyes..

]"If he gets on base, he's scoring," Houston manager Phil Garner said. "Reyes scares you because he takes advantage of any mistake you make against him in the field. When we talked about them before the series, he was the player we spent the most time on."

MFS62
Aug 02 2005 11:40 AM

Johnny, I heard Cliff say that and was going to post it.
Great line.

Later

TheOldMole
Aug 02 2005 12:53 PM

"That's why we're not called the New York Mientkiewiczes."

-- Doug M.


Can you imagine if they were?

metirish
Aug 03 2005 12:36 PM

]"That's a hard night," Piazza said, tongue in cheek. "I'm exhausted."

SwitchHitter
Aug 03 2005 01:25 PM

About steroids, George Kell says, "Most Hall of Famers don't like it when their records are broken by people who cheat."

metirish
Aug 06 2005 02:44 PM

]Mazzilli never should have been hired in the first place . . . (he) sure didn't display a dynamic personality.


Baseball Insider Ken Rosenthal

TheOldMole
Aug 07 2005 09:01 AM

Good answer by Willie. From the Daily News.


So why not start Seo earlier, given Ishii's troubles?

"I never second-guess myself," Randolph said. "I never do that."

TheOldMole
Aug 07 2005 09:08 AM

Piazza on catching in 90+ heat:

"I've felt like Lawrence of Arabia out there."

TheOldMole
Aug 09 2005 07:06 AM

Willie, on why he's not giving a pep talk before the road trip:

]You don't want to raise robots and tell them everything.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 09 2005 07:37 AM

That's a great quote. Can you imagine what would happen when the robots know everything? Professor Frink knows:

]You've got to listen to me. Elementary chaos theory tells us that all robots will eventually turn against their masters and run amok in an orgy of blood and the kicking and the biting with the metal teeth and the hurting and shoving.

DocTee
Aug 10 2005 06:45 PM

"To me," says Phillies closer Billy Wagner, "guys who scuff the ball or put pine tar on the ball -- that's not cheating."

Elster88
Aug 11 2005 07:21 AM

On David Wright's barehanded catch:

]"If that's not the play of the year, I'll protest," Mientkiewicz said, already lobbying ESPN to give Wright an ESPY award. "He had better not get a girlfriend between now and the ESPY's, because I want to go with him."

Willets Point
Aug 11 2005 09:43 AM

Then we'll have to put Mientkiewicz's picture in the wifey watch.

Edgy DC
Aug 11 2005 10:08 AM

I hearted David Wright first.

OlerudOwned
Aug 11 2005 10:16 AM

http://metstradamus.blogspot.com/

On the right side of the page (scroll down a little), there is an entire Doug Meink quotebook

]"A guy tonight screamed, 'Mientkiewicz, you suck.' I had to turn around and agree with him. I said, 'You're absolutely right, sir. I feel I owe you. I should pay you the admission you paid.'" --on heckler etiquette

Elster88
Aug 11 2005 10:45 AM

From the same source:

]"When you have your fourth and fifth guys out of the lineup, it's hard. Then you end up with Doug Mientkiewicz as your cleanup guy." --Mets manager Willie Randolph, on Doug Mientkiewicz and his career .405 SLG hitting cleanup


Ouch!!

Willets Point
Aug 11 2005 10:53 AM

Edgy DC wrote:
I hearted David Wright first.


All right, then Edgy's pic will have to replace the bachelor in the wifey watch. Should help maintain gay icon status.

metirish
Aug 11 2005 09:38 PM

Marlon Anderson on Beltran/Cameron...

]"I couldn't imagine being a paramedic, going to the scene of a wreck," Anderson said, "because that's pretty much what it was -- a wreck. Personally, I haven't seen so much blood. It was like a car accident. Two people running their hardest, then colliding in mid-air trying to catch the ball. It wasn't good."

Nymr83
Aug 15 2005 02:00 PM

"Don't read the internet, read a book or something"

- Chris Russo, 8/15/05, responding to a caller who said he read on the internet that Gerald Williams intentionally didn't make a play on the hit that broke up Pedro's no-hitter.

Edgy DC
Aug 15 2005 02:25 PM

Don't listen to WFAN, go read a cereal box or something.

Elster88
Aug 15 2005 02:37 PM

]"Don't read the internet, read a book or something"

- Chris Russo, 8/15/05, responding to a caller who said he read on the internet that Gerald Williams intentionally didn't make a play on the hit that broke up Pedro's no-hitter.


="Edgy DC"]Don't listen to WFAN, go read a cereal box or something.


You both make strong points

Frayed Knot
Aug 15 2005 07:31 PM

I heard 2 seperate callers since Sunday attempt to make the argument that Williams intentionally didn't catch the ball because of some long ago feud he supposedly once had w/Pedro -- "he hates him, I know he hates him" -- and at least one other referred to the triple as "an error".

In all cases the host(s) were wise enough to dismiss them with extreme prejudice.

OlerudOwned
Aug 15 2005 07:59 PM

]"Maybe he'll finally be fired before that,"
---Kris Benson on whether he and ex-manager Llyod McClendon (not the best of friends) will talk during the upcoming Pirates-Mets series

Nymr83
Aug 15 2005 09:19 PM

way to go Kris!

Elster88
Aug 16 2005 08:38 AM

Not baseball, but funny:
"Don't say I don't get along with my teammates. I just don't get along with some of the guys on the team." -- Terrell Owens

OlerudOwned
Aug 16 2005 01:52 PM

]When I was 15, I had a poster of Dwight Gooden in my bedroom. It said, "Dr. K says no to drugs."

-David Schoenfield, a writer on ESPN.com in an [url=http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=schoenfield/050816&num=0]article about Felix Hernandez[/url]

Elster88
Aug 16 2005 01:55 PM

HAIL

holychicken
Aug 16 2005 02:01 PM

HAIL HAIL!!!

*bows down*

Willets Point
Aug 16 2005 02:06 PM

seawolf17
Aug 16 2005 02:13 PM

HAIL!

(All these hails look weird once the SSP goes away.)

Elster88
Aug 16 2005 02:27 PM

I like it, it will be a reminder that his post was his 41st.

OlerudOwned
Aug 16 2005 06:18 PM

No hails at 42?

Iubitul
Aug 16 2005 06:47 PM

="OlerudOwned"]No hails at 42?


42 is Huskey Country

TheOldMole
Aug 16 2005 07:15 PM

TheOldMole
Aug 17 2005 10:15 AM

Steve Trachsel on his return to the rotation:



"What am I going to tell them? Put me in Pedro's spot?"

Elster88
Aug 17 2005 10:28 AM

HAHAHAHA. I like Traxx. He was out there shaking hands after yesterday's game.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 17 2005 10:44 AM

I've missed Trax's sense of humor <g>

metirish
Aug 24 2005 07:42 AM

Mike Jacob's on being in the big leagues..

]I definitely realize what's at stake," Jacobs said.. "Two out? That's right there, that's so close. I think the best way to describe it is that it's surreal. I still don't even believe I'm here. I still don't believe I'm playing."


Love it, it must be something else to be him right now.

Willie brings us back to earth,

]"Let's not make him out to be Babe Ruth yet," Randolph said. "He's just a kid who's getting a taste and he's taken advantage of it so far, so that's good for him."

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 07:55 AM

From Suzyn Waldman (the last time he started) "The starting pitcher for the Mets is Carlos Zambrano."

Hey, Suzyn, its not like you don't live in New York and have access to the New York Sports Pages. Try reading one for a change.

Later

metirish
Aug 24 2005 08:01 AM

Ah that's a common thing MFS62, Jim Duquette thought it was Carlos he was getting in the Kaz trade.

Benjamin Grimm
Aug 24 2005 08:03 AM

="MFS62"]From Suzyn Waldman (the last time he started) "The starting pitcher for the Mets is Carlos Zambrano."

Hey, Suzyn, its not like you don't live in New York and have access to the New York Sports Pages. Try reading one for a change.

Later


Says the guy who spent a month calling Carlos Beltran "Beltre."

Rotblatt
Aug 24 2005 08:03 AM

Yeah, no kidding, Irish! I'm really happy for him. I don't expect him to keep this up, but I'm going to enjoy it while it lasts.

At the very least, the kid's got some pop and would look nice coming off the bench for us when Mientkiewicz returns.

So you think Wright's got the kid carrying his bags for him? :lol:

Although I think Jacobs has two years on Wright. Crazy-ass shit, right there. Wright is YOUNG. And he's all ours . . .

And one more addition to our quotes thread:

http://soxtease.com/shop.htm

My fave: "I'd go wicked fah with Millah"

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 08:32 AM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:

Says the guy who spent a month calling Carlos Beltran "Beltre."


Do as I say, not as I do?

Good point.
My mistake was really a succession of brain farts. But once my mistake was pointed out to me, I knew what the right name was.
I have no doubt that Suzyn doesn't know what the correct name really is.

Doesn't anybody around this place have a short memory?
Sheesh!

Later

Elster88
Aug 24 2005 09:21 AM

"Coach [Rick] Peterson compared how I was pitching to golf. He said I had 14 clubs in my bag and I was using only seven." -- Tom Glavine, on his development of a cutter and curve

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 09:43 AM

He's added two new pitches?
Who says you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Later

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 24 2005 10:05 AM

If anyone stayed up to watch it, Heath Bell unveiled a splitter last night, which he evidently came up with during his AAA assignment to learn a change up.

Whiffed 2 guys on it, swinging, by a good margin.

TheOldMole
Aug 24 2005 12:37 PM

Anyone can make a slip like that. Suzyn, in spite of her unfortunate Yankee predilection, is a great sports journalist.

Benjamin Grimm
Aug 24 2005 12:51 PM

Who are we, the devoted listeners of Ralph Kiner, to cast stones at Suzyn Waldman for getting her Zambranoes mixed up?

Rotblatt
Aug 24 2005 12:52 PM

MAN does she suck on the play-by-play, though. Or color commentary or whatever it's called.

I mean, I'm spoiled with Gary & Howie, but I'd rather listen to the scintillating back-and-forth of the Braves TV announcers than Suzyn.

long pause

Announcer # 1 "Chipper's a pretty good hitter."

pause

Announcer # 2 "A-yup."

long pause

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 01:05 PM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
Who are we, the devoted listeners of Ralph Kiner, to cast stones at Suzyn Waldman for getting her Zambranoes mixed up?


1) This is a quotes thread. This is the one thatcame to mind. But she constantly demonstrates her lack of knowledge (or is it interest?) in the other major league team less than 10 miles away.

2) As for the fumbling of names, unfortunatley, Kiner had a stroke. And at least he has some charm and great stories. What's Suzyn's excuse?

3) She deserves it anyhow, for crimes against (baseball) humanity.

Later

Benjamin Grimm
Aug 24 2005 01:12 PM

Kiner was fumbling names for more than thirty years before he had his stroke.

MFS62
Aug 24 2005 01:38 PM

Yancy Street Gang wrote:
Kiner was fumbling names for more than thirty years before he had his stroke.


He was loveable.
She is not.
B'sides, she works for the MFYs.

Later

Rotblatt
Aug 24 2005 01:50 PM

And I think we make fun of her more for the blinders she wears than her name mix-ups.

I mean, I only tend to listen to Yankees games when they're doing poorly, which this year has happened to fall on a large number of "Big Unit" days and I can't tell you how annoying it gets to hear comments like "Ooh, that pitch was great! I think he's finally turned the corner!" or, during his tenth or eleventh bad start, "I'm really suprised by how much Randy's struggling!"

And I agree, unlike Kiner, there's nothing loveable about Suzyn.

DocTee
Aug 24 2005 08:10 PM

Peter Gammons on BB Tonight:

"David Wright may well be the best position player the Mets have ever had..."


WOW

TheOldMole
Aug 24 2005 08:39 PM

Kiner knows so much about baseball, sometimes it can take your breath away. He's one of the great announcers, and I don't care how many names he mixes up.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 24 2005 08:41 PM

Mole - have you read Kiner's book, Forever Baseball? I think you'd enjoy it.

TheOldMole
Aug 24 2005 08:41 PM

]

"David Wright may well be the best position player the Mets have ever had..."


Strawberry? Piazza? Hernandez? Carter?

Elster88
Aug 24 2005 09:12 PM

I don't count the last three in your list because they weren't Met farm players.

And if he continues the way he is (big if, since it's his second year), he might be better than those three, all around:

Straw -- longer career with longer peak
Hernandez --- more power
Carter --- longer career with longer peak
Piazza --- better fielder

In fact, this post is a huge jinx on the kid. If he gets hit by a bus or something you know who to blame.

Johnny Dickshot
Aug 25 2005 05:28 AM

]. "It's crazy, 32 runs in two days. It's pretty tight, man. ... I know what these guys are thinking -- 'Are you serious? What is this kid doing?' I'm just enjoying myself."


Jake the Rake, 8/24

Bret Sabermetric
Aug 25 2005 06:49 AM

Elster88 wrote:
I don't count the last three in your list because they weren't Met farm players.

And if he continues the way he is (big if, since it's his second year), he might be better than those three, all around:

Straw -- longer career with longer peak
Hernandez --- more power
Carter --- longer career with longer peak
Piazza --- better fielder



I say the Mets' best position player ever is going to be conceived this coming Wednesday afternoon in Tupelo, Mississippi. He will be named Frederic Tutenkhamin O'Grady shortly after being born prematurely next May, and will grow up to be a powerhitting Gold Glove secondbaseman. "Tut" will have a 23 year career, and his best season will be his 19th year in MLB, at the age of 40. He will make Wright and Strawberry look like two skin irritations on the ass of a water buffalo.

Elster88
Aug 25 2005 07:01 AM

Notice the words "big if".

Bret Sabermetric
Aug 25 2005 07:19 AM

I'm just showing you a bigger if.

Elster88
Aug 25 2005 07:20 AM

Dammit, I want to have the biggest if.

seawolf17
Aug 25 2005 07:37 AM

seawolf17
Aug 25 2005 07:40 AM

Kaz Matsui made a heads-up play by stopping short of Counsell, and in the rundown that ensued, the Mets scored not one, but two runs before Matsui was eventually tagged to complete the double play. At the start, Counsell tossed to first to get Beltran, but Matsui duped the others to scramble after him, and they totally lost track of the other runners - with Ramon Castro rumbling in from third base and Reyes coming all the way around from second.

"That was a very unorthodox-looking play," Randolph said. "It was probably the first time I ever saw that."

MFS62
Aug 25 2005 01:02 PM

"I say the Mets' best position player ever is going to be conceived this coming Wednesday afternoon in Tupelo, Mississippi."

Bret, that reminds me of a true story from my Army days.
The Company First Sarge had stood in front of Friday morning formation and told us that all weekend passes and leaves were going to be cancelled because of Pentagon required training. He added that he would grant one only for a reason that he had never heard before.

I was in the office when a GI came in and said, "Sarge. I need a pass. My wife is going ot get pregnant this weekend, and I want to be there when it happens."

He got the pass.

Later

EDIT: removed extra quote mark.

Elster88
Aug 25 2005 01:04 PM

LOL

MFS62
Aug 25 2005 05:40 PM

Lance Berkman's take on the Milton Bradley-Jeff Kent racial feud provided what is possibly the baseball quote of the year.

''I think (for Bradley) to make it a race issue is ridiculous,'' Berkman said. ''J.K. doesn't discriminate against anybody. He ignores Latinos, blacks and whites equally.''

Aug. 25 - 9:19 am et
Source: Houston Chronicle

Later

Rotblatt
Aug 27 2005 06:22 AM

Felipe Alou on Wright's dinger last night:

]"That kid hit the ball a long ways," Alou said. "The fan that threw the ball back probably has a sore arm. It was so far up in the stands, there was probably a relay."

Elster88
Aug 27 2005 11:12 AM

]"I don't want to make this a big thing, then go back to New York, give up an eight-spot, and I'm a turd again. So I keep it down."

--- Steve Trachsel after an eight-inning two-hit performance.

DocTee
Aug 27 2005 09:16 PM

SF Giants announcer Mike Krukow: "We learned something about Mike Jacobs tonight: he's sloooooooow."

After the Rake grounded into a DP on Friday night.

Iubitul
Aug 28 2005 06:04 AM

]"(Jeff Kent) doesn't discriminate against anybody. He's ignores Latinos, blacks and whites equally."


Astros' Lance Berkman on racism charges leveled against Jeff Kent by Milton Bradley.

Frayed Knot
Aug 28 2005 07:25 AM

"We had to move the P. We had to simplify it. 'Diddy' is more personal. We are entering into the age of Diddy. It's a new era." -- Sean Combs


Now I realize this has nothing to do with baseball. But I wasn't sure that I could live with myself if such a profound statement by such a towering modern figure weren't shared with as many people as possible. I didn't want any of you to miss out on this important change.
Just speaking for myself mind you, this statement may be the most moving since the members of 'KISS' declared; "we had to take the makeup off out of respect for the music".
Of course they later put the makeup back on so maybe that one wasn't so profound after all. But at least we know that Sean/Puffy/P/Diddy won't do something like change his name again. After all, "it's a new era".

ScarletKnight41
Aug 28 2005 07:31 AM

He went on to explain that the P was getting between him and the fans.

What a guy! Sacrificing his P for the sake of his fans.

seawolf17
Aug 28 2005 09:34 AM

From now on, we will call them Iazza and Edro.

OlerudOwned
Aug 28 2005 12:55 PM

]The Yanks play two games every time they take the field: the one on TV and the one John Sterling calls on the radio

-Phil Mushnick criticizing Sterling in the Post

Frayed Knot
Aug 28 2005 01:43 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Aug 28 2005 02:06 PM

]He went on to explain that the P was getting between him and the fans.


Silly guy that I am, I always assumed that it was the cadre of large, menacing, armed men that he employs who usually get between him and the fans.

OlerudOwned
Aug 28 2005 01:53 PM

ScarletKnight41 wrote:
He went on to explain that the P was getting between him and the fans.
This being a stark contrast from R. Kelly, who's P has a way of finding his fans

Edgy DC
Aug 28 2005 01:54 PM
Edited 1 time(s), most recently on Aug 28 2005 05:19 PM

KISS may have doffed the makeup for the sake of the music, but I'd rather have that P back than all Combs' music.

Rockin' Doc
Aug 28 2005 05:12 PM

"...We are entering into the age of Diddy. It's a new era." -- Sean Combs

I think they misheard Sean Combs. He said Diddly.

"...We're entering the age of Diddly...."

MFS62
Aug 29 2005 05:51 AM

Bless you, Knot, for finding the inner strength to post that.
When I heard that news, I was so overwhelmed that I could not muster up enough to post it myself.
You have performed a true service to the CPF, and should be rewarded for it.

Later

Elster88
Aug 29 2005 06:23 AM

What this forum needs is more quotes from P. Diddy.

_____________________________
This post was made under the posting designation 171) Mo Vaughn

OlerudOwned
Aug 29 2005 09:19 AM

Elster88 wrote:
What this forum needs is more quotes from P. Diddy.
Ask and ye shalt recieve.

]I feel safe in white because deep down inside, I'm an angel.

]It's okay to be crazy, but don't be insane.

ScarletKnight41
Aug 29 2005 09:29 AM

The only thing that can possibly top this will be the quotes from Britney Spears on parenthood.

MFS62
Aug 29 2005 10:31 AM

Mom, please don't post those during lunch time.

Makes a mess, y'know. :)

Later

Edgy DC
Aug 29 2005 10:39 AM

Frayed Knot with an uncharacteristic bad precedent here.

SwitchHitter
Aug 29 2005 12:42 PM

]To not even get to first base when the ball is caught by an outfielder, that's just unacceptable to me. That's not right. It's 4-5 at bats a game -- 4-5 sprints. That's not asking that much.

-- Craig Biggio

SwitchHitter
Aug 29 2005 12:43 PM

]If you're not tired when the game is over, you're really not playing the position the right way.

-- Terry Puhl

Bret Sabermetric
Aug 29 2005 01:10 PM

I've had girlfriends who tell me that about sex, Annie.

MFS62
Aug 29 2005 01:17 PM

Bret Sabermetric wrote:
I've had girlfriends who tell me that about sex, Annie.


BA DA BUM!

Thank you for coming.
Try the Veal
And don't forget to tip the waiter.

Later

MFS62
Aug 30 2005 05:06 PM

"That's just how it goes, and so be it. It's just a game, you know?"
--Cubs Corey Patterson, after grounding out with the bases loaded in a 4-2 loss

Ya gotta love a guy that plays the game with passion.

Later

OlerudOwned
Aug 31 2005 09:47 AM

]I'll find it eventually. I do things differently. I play with myself up there and eventually I'll find it. The last two innings I had it.

-- Pedro Martinez on how he found his groove after his last start against the Nationals

Insert immature giggling

metirish
Sep 06 2005 07:45 AM

Chipper

]"I respect that organization and the players over there," Jones said. "It just so happens that when we play each other a lot late in the season over the last few years, I've had some pretty meaningful hits."



Trachsel

]"It's not just Chipper, it's all those guys. They just find a way," Trachsel said. "You can't relax against them."



Beltran

]"I thought we were going to win today's ballgame. We had a chance to score some runs and we didn't do anything about it," Beltran said. "I was very positive we were going to win, but things happen."

Elster88
Sep 06 2005 07:49 AM

I think Carlos meant to say, "We had a chance to score some runs and I didn't do anything about it."
_____________________________
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Edgy DC
Sep 06 2005 06:20 PM

Frannie: "...and the manager of Team USA is your old manager, Davey Johnson."

Keith: "Really?"

Frannie: "You stay on top of these things, I can tell."

Elster88
Sep 12 2005 07:56 AM

Not football but I couldn't resist
Herman Edwards after KC beats the Jets 27-7 wrote:
"I wish we could have made more of a game of it, but it wasn't," said Jets coach Herman Edwards. "They took us behind the woodshed and whupped us."


This thread needed a bump anyway.
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metirish
Sep 16 2005 08:00 AM

Things heard at Shea yesterday

Beltran going to bat..
]"Robbie Alomar, Let's Go,"


Rick Peterson going to the mound..
]"Here comes the genius,"


On WWSB
]"Free Willie"

metirish
Oct 01 2005 10:18 PM

Piazza on the fans ..

]"Truthfully, [the fans] don't have to do anything more than they've already done," Piazza said. "Ever since the All-Star break, they've been great. There have been times I didn't think I deserved it.



Piazza on what's to come...

]"Life is definitely just forks in the road, and I haven't got to the next one


Willie on Trachsel

]"He has an option and unless the organization feels like going in a different direction, I expect he'll be here,"

holychicken
Oct 05 2005 10:31 AM

Carl Everett on whether or not he is faithful to his wife:
]Not in all cases. She knows. I did it away from her. But I'm quite sure she still prays for me. [God] keeps me. But those demons are still going to come. That's why I say it's tough to live holy and resist temptation because those demons get prettier and prettier. Their bodies get better and better. It's one of the toughest fights I've had in my life.

MFS62
Oct 05 2005 10:48 AM

That Carl Everett line reminded me of something form Ball Four.

The plane bringing the Seattle Pilots home from an extended road trip has just landed. Manager Joe Schultz stands up and says something like, "OK guys. There are a lot of wives and sweethearts waiting for you. Try to look horny."

Later

Frayed Knot
Oct 05 2005 11:51 AM

Also from 'Ball Four':

Female fan to pitcher in pen: "Hey, are you married?"
Pitcher: "Yeah, but I'm not a fanatic about it."

MFS62
Oct 05 2005 12:03 PM

Also from Ball Four on a tangential subject:

MLB sent out a questionnaire to the players. One question was, "What was the most difficult thing you've had to do as a major leaguer?"

Seattle first baseman Mike Hegan answered "trying to convince your wife why she needs a Pennicilin shot for your kidney infection."

Later

ScarletKnight41
Oct 05 2005 03:40 PM

The guy sitting next to me at Shea last Sunday, after WWSB pulled Mikey for DeFelice in the top of the 8th, before Mikey could have that final at-bat -

]Willie just doesn't care about us.

metirish
Oct 11 2005 07:33 AM
Edited 2 time(s), most recently on Oct 11 2005 07:57 AM

Rodriguez is such a stand up guy...asked if he thought the MFYs were the best team in baseball...
]"I still do," he said. "That's what's unfortunate. Maybe if I would have contributed some we'd be moving on to Chicago. Better take a long look in the mirror at myself. I didn't do my part."

Rotblatt
Oct 11 2005 07:55 AM

Love it. It's even better that Jeter had such a good game--that's sure to foster lots of speculation in the rags about a rift.

I said it last year, and I'll say it again: A-Rod can't handle the pressure. Normally I don't place too much stock in shit like that, but in big games both last year and this year he never looked comfortable at the plate.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 11 2005 09:08 AM

metirish wrote:
Rodriguez is such a stand up guy...asked if he thought the MFYs were the best team in baseball...
]"I still do," he said. "That's what's unfortunate. Maybe if I would have contributed some we'd be moving on to Chicago. Better take a long look in the mirror at myself. I didn't do my part."


It's just his excuse du jour to look at himself in the mirror.

metirish
Oct 11 2005 11:32 AM

Well yeah, I was being sarcastic...

ScarletKnight41
Oct 11 2005 01:08 PM

I know Irish. But the quote itself amused me <g>

Centerfield
Oct 11 2005 01:14 PM

It's just his excuse du jour to look at himself in the mirror.

Now that is a quote worth quoting. Bravo SK. It's funnier if you picture him looking in the mirror and talking like Fleur from Harry Potter.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 11 2005 01:16 PM

Thanks CF. My kids will love the Fleur analogy <g>

metirish
Oct 13 2005 11:13 AM

]Hall of Fame Quote
"Kiner can wipe out your lead with one swing."
— Warren Spahn on Ralph Kiner


http://www.baseballhalloffame.com/history/index.htm


Luis Sojo on A-Dog..

]It's a shame," Sojo said, "because all he cares about is winning. He comes to the ballpark and all he talks about is baseball. He's got a long way to go here. [Rodriguez is signed through the 2010 season.] He has a chance to win four or five championships."



yeah that's all he cares about.

Edgy DC
Oct 14 2005 09:35 AM

]Pedro Martinez gave New York Mets beat writers his business card before heading off for the Dominican Republic. The card included his cellphone number, with one restriction: Call only in case of emergencies. Said Pedro, "Call me when we get Manny (Ramirez)."

metirish
Oct 14 2005 09:37 AM

Well that's classic Pedro, great quote.

ScarletKnight41
Oct 15 2005 07:47 AM

Today's column by [url=http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/playoffs2005/columns/story?columnist=caple_jim&id=2191911]Jim Caple[/url] had a couple of good ones.

]But one walk in three games and just five in the past eight? At that rate the Chicago bullpen may not pitch enough innings to even get voted a postseason share. As it is, the White Sox became the first team to throw consecutive postseason complete games since Billy Ray Cyrus had a career.


And


](There also has been poor use of the Rally Monkey. There finally was a little electricity in the park after reliever Kevin Gregg struck out the side in the top of the seventh inning, and it would have been a great situation for the Monkey. Instead, the Angels held the Monkey until the eighth inning when the bottom of the order was due up. Was this delay due to the mandatory playing of "God Bless America" during the seventh inning stretch or was it another disturbing sign of baseball's increasing specialization? If Rally Monkeys are refusing to work middle relief when the team trails by three runs or more, we might as well fold up shop and go home.)

TheOldMole
Oct 15 2005 05:09 PM

Well, I'm still rooting for the Sox, but if they don't win, it won't break my achy breaky heart.

metirish
Oct 16 2005 09:07 PM

From the great link Lubitul posted about the 69 Mets....

]Some people still might not believe in us," said Jones, "but then, some people still think the world is flat."


and I wanted to post this bit for the article, mujst have been a special time in NY...

]With the kind of jubilation it reserves for its special heroes, New York went pleasantly mad when the Mets won. From the sleek skyscrapers of Wall Street, where a spontaneous tickertape blizzard greeted the victory, to the undistinguished bars of a hundred neighborhoods, where the toasts were in draft beer, the shouted cry was: "We're No. 1!" Teachers suspended classes because their transistor- equipped students were not paying attention anyway; bosses closed offices early for the same reason, and even policemen shrugged happily as they despaired of keeping order in the streets.



http://www.nytimes.com/packages/html/sports/year_in_sports/10.16b.html

Centerfield
Oct 19 2005 10:10 AM

Roy Oswalt recounting how he and other teammates were poking fun at Brad Lidge regarding Pujols' monster home run:

"We kidded with him the whole time on the plane today," Game 6 starter Roy Oswalt said. "We actually told him we almost got hit by the ball when we took off."

OlerudOwned
Nov 27 2005 10:58 AM

]Good gracious, they're going to have a good team. Aren't they? I like where I'm going [San Diego], and I'm in center field again. But I'll be watching for those New York Mets.

-Mike Cameron, giving his old club some love after hearing of the Delgado trade

Benjamin Grimm
Nov 27 2005 11:08 AM

He's a more gracious ex-Met than Vance Wilson was.

Nymr83
Nov 27 2005 11:25 AM

you'd be bitter too if they sent you to detroit, and you'd be very gracious if they sent you to nice, sunny san diego.

Elster88
Nov 27 2005 02:08 PM
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That's why Cammy is a nice man, whereas Minky is a bitter prick.

I wonder if Minky still thinks the team has its head up it's ass?

Rockin' Doc
Nov 27 2005 07:29 PM

I really liked Cameron and hate that we traded him. He always seemed to be a good guy that played hard and truly loved the game. He has done nothing to diminish that perception of him since his trade.

Now that Delgado is in the clean up slot, Cameron would have fit nicely batting 6th or 7th spot and playing right field. Maybe the money saved by moving Cameron helped to make the Delgado trade possible.

metirish
Dec 05 2005 06:49 AM

]"My uncle cried this morning," he said. "Everyone is so excited. It's exciting because my family wanted me to [be traded] to Arizona, but the second-best place was to go to New York."



Lo Duca on the trade.

Elster88
Dec 05 2005 06:51 AM

Maybe the Yanx will take him.

metirish
Dec 06 2005 05:52 AM

]"You don't want to put pressure on yourself," Lo Duca said, "but I think it would be a disappointment if we didn't win the NL East."

metirish
Dec 10 2005 04:49 PM

Rick White on talking with the Yankees...


]"I had a chance to play in the World Series for the Mets in 2000, and I'd love to get the chance again," White said. "You can't go wrong with the Yankees in that regard. The only thing is, I'd have to shave my goatee, which I've had for 15 years."

ScarletKnight41
Dec 10 2005 04:50 PM

He's dead to me now.

MFS62
Dec 12 2005 05:26 AM

From Heals' column:


]"The White Sox got Thome and Konerko, we got new jerseys." - Twins' manager Ron Gardenhire.


Later

Willets Point
Dec 15 2005 09:47 PM

="Frayed Knot"]"We had to move the P. We had to simplify it. 'Diddy' is more personal. We are entering into the age of Diddy. It's a new era." -- Sean Combs


Now I realize this has nothing to do with baseball. But I wasn't sure that I could live with myself if such a profound statement by such a towering modern figure weren't shared with as many people as possible. I didn't want any of you to miss out on this important change.
Just speaking for myself mind you, this statement may be the most moving since the members of 'KISS' declared; "we had to take the makeup off out of respect for the music".
Of course they later put the makeup back on so maybe that one wasn't so profound after all. But at least we know that Sean/Puffy/P/Diddy won't do something like change his name again. After all, "it's a new era".


This gem somehow didn't make the AP's list of celebrity quotes for 2005.

OlerudOwned
Dec 16 2005 07:41 AM

With P. Puffy Diddy Combs on topic, here's his statement from a commercial for the acne-fighter, Proactive.

]"It helps me moisturize my situation and preserve my sexy.