Friday, July 09, 2010

No Shift?

(Via Fark)

36 comments:

Fred's Brim said...

That's awesome! Nothing but top shelf humor here!

Dusty Baker said...

I'm going to try to take advantage of some Number 2 arbitrage.

Fred's Brim said...

I just got in on some early morning trading. I was busy in the overseas markets last night and had to take care of some put options this morning

Fred's Brim said...

and while we're on the topic of (horse)shit, fuck the goddamn Yankees if they end up with Cliff Lee. Fuck them if they don't, too.

Dusty Baker said...

Jesus hates the Yankees.

Michael said...

i'd take padilla over lee anyday.... oh wait

Michael said...

and on the topic of editors f'ing up, this one is from the other day:
http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6622I420100703

Josh S. said...

The one ray of sunshine I can take from the Yankees possibly getting Cliff Lee is that the universe generally frowns upon that kind of overkill. Watch them get swept by the Tigers in the ALDS.

Fred's Brim said...

good point, Josh.

I am convinced it was Aaron Boone's homer off Tim Wakefield in the 2003 playoffs that killed the Curse of the Bambino. If it had been a real Yankee, like Jeter or Posada, I would understand, but Aaron Fucking Boone? That was such a terrible slap in the face that the universe had to lift the curse

MR. F said...

Yes FB! Fuck them!

Mr. Customer said...

I think it's been far too long since the Yanks have had a clubhouse-wide case of amoebic dysentery.

Dusty Baker said...

Call it the Payton/Malone Curse.

Hopefully it also applies to Miami Heat.

Mr. Customer said...

Jeter's due for a visit to the Springfield mystery spot.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Seriously? Yankees close to getting Cliff Lee? This just isn't fair anymore.

Dusty Baker said...

That was my thought, MLASF. Not fair.

I'm about to get all revolutionary and call for an immediate redistribution of wealth among MLB teams, or else we storm the gates. Off with their heads!

Josh S. said...

Aw, now the Yankees have Chad Tracy too?! This is RIDIC...

...oh wait, it's Chad Tracy.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Why don't the Yankees just buy out struggling teams? That way, they could simply trade Chad Huffman for Cliff Lee.

Dusty Baker said...

We need TR to come break up these baseball trusts.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Buster Olney says that the deal has stalled.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

From MLBTR:

The Mariners are backing off, according to Sherman. The Yankees believe they are no longer in the Lee sweepstakes, as the M's have gone in another direction (all Twitter links). Sherman says 'the Yankees aren't getting Cliff Lee,' since another team has entered discussions aggressively.

Josh S. said...

MLBTR: "Sherman says 'the Yankees aren't getting Cliff Lee,' since another team has entered discussions aggressively."

I know the other team isn't us (at least I think it isn't us), but I'm going to go ahead and get excited anyway. At least I don't live in Cleveland.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Too slow, Josh.

Josh S. said...

To be fair, Blogger screwed me a bit there. Your comment wasn't there right away.

But yes, I am quite slow, except when food is involved.

MR. F said...

Exciting.

Josh S. said...

LEE AND ICHIRO FOR SHERRILL AND ANDERSON STRAIGHT UP.

Josh S. said...

Eh, it's the Rangers.

MR. F said...

Eh?

karina said...

@Josh 1:01 pm, unfair deal, add a couple of buckets of baseballs...

Josh S. said...

Now the Reds are in too?

Paul said...

Can we get Ted Lilly and end the curse of Mark Gruzelani kieoauk? (might have mispelled that)

vandilism sucks. Don't do it kids.

Dusty Baker said...

Done and done. Rangers.

Angels can kiss the AL West goodbye!

Josh S. said...

The Rally Monkey just crapped himself.

@Paul: Maybe we can get Ted Lilly before first pitch tonight.

Mr. Customer said...

I can live with the Yankees and Angels getting screwed all in one trade. Why would the M's trade him to Texas, though?

Dusty Baker said...

At first I thought Josh's comment said "The Rally Monkey just capped himself."

Which seems at least as appropriate as what Josh actually typed.

Josh S. said...

So, Cliff Lee went to a team with:

-no money
-a murky ownership situation
-a name ending in "gers"

WE WERE SO CLOSE!

Meaniebreanie said...

Murky ownership, no money, a team ending in gers, gee it all sounds so familiar. It doesn't fail. I move from Dallas and the Rangers are having a kickass year despite themselves. DFW fans have my empathy/sympathy when I think about all the years they suffered. It’s about time they get their due.