Tuesday, May 4, 2010

It's Okay, He's Only Been on the Team for 15 Years

Earlier today, the NY Post had this image and article headline on its Yankees news page:

Then, it was changed to this:

Whoops. Not like he's been around for a while, won five championships, and is one of our Core Four or anything. Otherwise that would be embarrassing. I guess the Post should stop letting Jan Brewer write their headlines. I'm sure they're all named Pedro to her.

9:45pm Update:

For some reason, later in the day, the Post decided that going with last names would be easier:


Rich Mahogany said...

Not to mention that the headline makes it seem that Posada and Rivera are out with injuries, when both might play today.

I wonder if Jan Brewer is in the Hall of Fame too. I'm afraid to check.

Rich Mahogany said...

Correction: Posada might be available to catch by Friday according to yankees.com. Rivera could be available tonight.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

"I wonder if Jan Brewer is in the Hall of Fame too. I'm afraid to check."


Rich Mahogany said...

Speaking of classic, check this out.


Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I read that earlier. Not sure what to make of it. On the one hand, it's kind of funny. On the other, even if it was done within departmental guidelines, it seems excessive. Particularly since tasers are not always non-lethal in their effects. It's frankly just lazy stadium security. You used to be expected to run after guys who came on the field, now you just get within tasering distance.

Uncle Mike said...

Pedro's hurt? What, did he mock The Great Bambino again?

The New York Post. Remember how they congratulated the Red Sox for defeating the Yankees and winning the Pennant -- in 2003, a year too early as it turned out? And a few months later, said John Kerry had taken Dick Gephardt as his running mate, about 12 hours before it was announced as John Edwards? (If only the Post had been right.)

The Post is owned by Rupert Murdoch. If sensationalism weren't possible, Murdoch would have been out of business years ago. If you want credibility, go to the Times, or the Daily News, or the Star-Ledger, or to some guy who's been writing a Yankee Fan blog for less than 3 years. (Toot, toot.) If you want headlines, and don't particularly care about the quality of the journalism between the front and back pages, go to the Post.

I've said it many times: The Times is the face New York likes to show the rest of the world; the Daily News is the face New York likes to show itself; and the Post is a face only a mother could love.

Rich Mahogany said...

Unless tasering someone causes permanent damage, I say let the electrodes fly. A city's fittest cops should not be at a baseball game anyway. Here's something I agree with Joe West on: running onto the field is a stupid way to delay a game and I'm fine with any way to dissuade it short of guns and vicious dogs.

Roberto E. Alejandro said...

I'm with you on the Times, Daily News, and Post, Uncle Mike. Well said.

What about non-vicious dogs, Rich? You know, dogs trained to subdue but not kill. It would make the chase more interesting. I do find the running onto the field annoying, but the tackle at the end is the best part. Tasers take that away, and that's unfair to the paying viewer.

Jon Roberts said...

I agree that the tackle is the best part of the chase. I also like when they almost catch the guy and he changes directions at the last second and it keeps going. Tasers rob us of both. It does seems like excess caused by laziness. When did being shot with electricity become the punishment for interrupting a baseball game? I guess Jeter better watch his back the next time he he steps out of the box to futz with his gloves. And Swisher might want to rethink fouling off so many pitches.

I thought Tasers were supposed to replace lethal force, now it seems like they get used just for the heck of it.

lady gaganonymous said...

Oh my goodness. They Can Not be serious.

twitter.com/rebexarama said...

"The New York Post. Remember how they congratulated the Red Sox for defeating the Yankees and winning the Pennant -- in 2003"

Wait, what? I don't remember this and it sounds hysterical.

lady gaganonymous said...

whoooops that was me, clearly