Sunday, November 13, 2011

Where's the Noise?

Years ago, Savion Glover taught us all to bring da noise and da funk. But since signing CC Sabathia to a one year extension last week, the Yankees have been surprisingly quiet. In the meantime, other teams have stolen the spotlight. The Marlins have given a tour of their new facility, and a contract offer, to every available free agent in baseball, and some in a few other sports. The Nats had their catcher kidnapped by Colombian drug lords, and when Jimmy Carter failed to secure his release after 48 hours of direct negotiations, a Venezuelan black-ops military unit secured his rescue with peace offerings from an M-16. Where were the Yankees during all of this? Doing a coat drive. WTF? That may get you some blog coverage (not here of course, we already have coats) but not national media attention. Meanwhile the Hanshin Tigers continue to mock us after tricking us into throwing millions at Kei Igawa on the premise that he would throw balls down in the strike-zone. Even worse, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, the only minor league team in baseball that's not sure what town it plays in, continues to undermine our future. This week better be different, or else . . .

6 comments:

Rich Mahogany said...

We should have made noise by giving Papelbon $55 million to be our Rivera-Soriano-Robertson insurance.

Anonymous said...

You know Rick, I entertained that idea in the past. I hated Papelbon until I read some of the news about him in the Boston press, then I felt kind of sorry for him. But then again, I still hate him when I see him pitching with the funny faces he makes.

Rich Mahogany said...

I feel sorry for Papelbon too. Sorry he has such as ugly face!

Uncle Mike said...

The Phillies are gonna be sorry. I make it a point to see at least one game at Citizens Bank Park every year, and if you think Fenway Park is a pinball machine, Papelbon is going to get lit up like a pinball machine in that place! Seriously, this is the best thing that could have happened to the NL East's other 4 teams!

Rich Mahogany said...

Hey, I like pinball.

Fernando Alejandro said...

I'm no good at pinball, so I love the analogy.