Friday, November 6, 2009

You Thought You'd Get Away With It Didn't You

From time to time, no matter how hard they try, established sports writers will author something dumb. It happens. But when it does, and you write for Fox Sports or ESPN, we at the RJG like to call you out. We've done it to Ken Rosenthal several times, and I always email him a copy of the post for his enjoyment. Today, however, Ken gets a rest. Instead, we would like to turn our attention to Bob Klapisch who wrote this gem of a piece after the Yankees lost game 5. The best quote of the article?

"But you couldn't shake the feeling that something about this Series had changed at Citizens Bank Park on Monday, and Pettitte, working on three days' rest, will be under duress."

Good call Bob. Why you thought that winning two out of three games in Philadelphia was anything short of a huge victory and benefit for the Yankees is beyond me. I scoffed when I read it, but I thought that now, as the Yankees celebrate their parade in New York City, would be a good time to bring it up. Cheers Bob!


Ruthie J said...

did you go to the parade roberto?? or was it fernando.. (which ever one isnt in London sipping on tea and eating crumpets)...... i wounder what it was like. Something called higher learning prevented me from frezzeing my ass off around 1 million of the most rowdy drunks NY had to offer.... i saw some clips online (during school hours).. dereks mom and dad seemed so proud of their lil boy.. (and eww minka smelly was there too.. there goes my single white female obsession...even though I am African American...).... haven't commented in a while, but so glad yanks are champs.... (on a scale from 1-10 how random is my comment? does it have anything to do with the post?? lol)

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I'm afraid I'm the one sipping on tea and eating crumpets. I'm also the one who moved out of NYC just a few months before we one the World Series so neither of us was at the parade. Quinn, one of our regulars said he'd be going, I hope he comments about it at some point.

As for randomness, it had nothing to do with the post, but it was relevant to what was going on with the Yankees, so I'm going to give it an 8. A 10 would require you responding to this post with a question about your grocery list or something like that.

Quinn said...

my parade experience was one that i will never forget guys.. i wish i would have left for the city earlier from dutchess county (we left at 730) but the time we were in the city the entire thing was shut down, and were only letting a few people through (no offense to anyone here but it was the rich business men and their 5 and 6 year old daughters in street clothes who said they were going to "work") so me and i want to say over a 1000 people watched it from the court house. you know the one from law and order. it was a blast, people were chanting, booing mets fans that came out of the subway, it honsetly felt like i was in the bleachers at a game. everyone was drinking either out of red cups or water bottles, or even some in 711 big gulp cups, there was no shortage of drinks for everyone anywhere. it honestly felt like we were one big yankee family. the floats did go by us... after they were empty which was a bummer. but overall the three hour trip from cortland to dutchess county then the 34 dollar train ride to the city was 100% worth it. i mean i was exhausted last night upon getting back to cortland but it was one of the best experiences of my life. it made me see why every yankees game is sold out. i mean i go to at least 5 or 6 games a year. sitting in the bleachers upper deck or if im lucky enough to score some tickets from a friends dad or something. its something no one can take from me, i was in the city for the yankee parade and watched it with a thousand plus yankees fans, to be honest... i wouldnt have it any other way.

Fernando Alejandro said...

That's awesome Quinn. I was at work, and watched part of it on TV during my lunch break. I would venture to guess that my parade watching experience wasn't as fulfilling as yours. I did follow part of the live blogging on the Lohud blog, but I suppose that doesn't quite make up for the difference, haha.

cheshirecat9 said...

I was also at teh parade and I have to echo Quinn's statements. I took the day off from work and was going to go downtown at 8 or so to find a spot but I overslept and didn't getthere until 9:30. I still found a spot where I could see the floats. It was a bit uncomfortable to be crammed into a spot with a million other people and not be able to move for 3 and a half hours, but when the floats finally started rolling up Broadway it was great. Lot's of energy and chanting and yelling and confetti. I hope to be able to do it again next year!

Ruthie J said...

I second that cheshirecat9!!! cross our fingers for next year! once we get a big enough RJG crew there, the party will really be sick.... rob and fern, you guys better be done bothering the Royal British Guards (or aren't the called Beefeaters or something) by then. thats the first thing you gotta do when you visit london, bother the hell out of thoese stand still guys...but yea,WOOt WO0t, let countdown to spring training begin!!! *\o/*

Anonymous said...

What the hell IS a crumpet, anyway?

Saw the parade on TV. Looked like a hell of a good time.

And speaking of sportswriters, if I won't get flamed for being too close to the topic--where's all the articles and blogs and talking head segments about Howard being an overpaid, choking, non-clutch fraud?