Monday, May 12, 2008

Fun With Ellipses

Check out the following quotes from Pete Abe:

"The Yankees are engaged in optional batting practice at the moment at Tropicana Field. Here’s how you can tell it’s optional. Alberto Gonzalez, Jose Molina, Chad Moeller and Shelley Duncan are the only players here . . . the other guys are lazy dogs."

Take that Yankees!

Check out the following from The New York Times The New York Times:

"When asked what he would do differently at the plate as a cleanup hitter, Jeter said, 'I’m not going to try . . .'"


There you have it folks, the media is in universal agreement, the Yanks are lazy and don't try. I for one consider this treatment of our venerated team shameful and uncalled for.

13 comments:

Fred Trigger said...

Off subject from the post, but I have a suggestion for you guys. I know they dont play again till July, but you guys should do live blogs during a yankees-red sox game.

Roberto Alejandro said...

I'd certainly be game, but that's mainly because my brother would have to do it since I don't have cable and can't watch the games. If we can shake it I'd love to do live blogging during games.

Fred Trigger said...

you could do it with game channel on espn. then you could just make shit up. Lets say Jeter reaches on an error by Lugo. you could say something like Jeter hits a routine grounder to Lugo, but gives him a super gangster stare, forcing lugo into a throwing error. That actually might be more amusing then blogging about what actually happened.

Roberto Alejandro said...

If you guys don't mind a live blog based on game day I certainly don't. Sounds like a plan for July.

Fred Trigger said...

you know, I think i should have rethought my example by using mike lowell instead of Lugo. Lugo doesnt need jeter staring him down to make an error. But yeah, I think it would be cool if either you, or your brother, live blogged some rivalry games.

Ku said...

don't u have a radio? that is live.

how about a test-run for a yankee-met. though i know you guys are from boston and do not care about "the subway series." (what a awful cheap naming).

Fred Trigger said...

my point is that I think it would be more amusing if they just made up imaginary ways of a play happening, like they did with their fun facts from the players profile at the beginning of this blog.

Derek said...

I love when they use ellipses in notations from movie critics...

Robert Ebert calls Glitter: "A [terrible piece of film and waste of valuable budget that only a 5 year old would consider a] Work Of Art."

TribeGirl said...

OMG - that would be so fun to do a live blog of Sux vs Yanks in July. Papelbon would give a good show being an a$$ - maybe we'll get lucky and he'll break an ankle while he's river dancing, Youklis would look so UGLY, Manny (who I LOVE ~ sorry!) would be fantasic yet stoned, Ortiz would still be screwing up his hitting because he can't find the Dick's Sporting Goods Sign on the Green Monster, and that Casey dude would be like "Hey, Holler! They call me the Mayor!" to every Mo-Fo that reached first base. You guys GOTTA do it!!!

raven said...

It seems that our pitchers have to take matters in their own hands in the upcoming Subway Series. They'll have to collect their wins by hitting their own home runs.

raven said...

And I really like Manny's idea of trading Julian Tavarez to Milwaukee for one of their racing sausages.

Fred Trigger said...

Tribegirl, how much money would you bet that when Manny went behind the monster in the middle of a game, that he was taking a hit off of a roach in his backpocket, instead of "relieving himself"?

TribeGirl said...

OH Hell Yeah!!! You KNOW he was!!!That's so funny you mentioned that. I just did one of those myspace surveys about baseball and I had to answer what I would do with my favorite players in a bar:
Jeter: listen and b.s. about the cool lives we lead
Sizemore: buy him a drink - he always looks worried and uptight
Manny: go out back and smoke some of that Dominican ganja that puts him in that fabulous Manny world that we would all love to be in!!!