Today's day/night doubleheader between the Yankees and Dodgers immediately brought out the hyperbole and exaggeration that punctuates the career of Michael Kay and others.
My little "lol" title aside, the nonsense that Don Mattingly was the most popular Yankee in history continues to spew from the mouths of these reporters and telecasters alike, people who haven't lived long enough (or done the research to confirm) to correctly place his popularity in the right perspective.
True - Don was the most popular Yankee since Mantle, but (duh!), Mantle, at his retirement ceremony (and it's in the TV archives!), received a full ten minute ovation, an eternity by ovation standards. Similarly, Lou Gehrig and Babe Ruth received mega applause on their special "days".
And just as a footnote, Teddy Ballgame in 1999 at the All-star game, received not only an immense (and overdue) mega ovation, but the then current crop of stars from BOTH leagues had that tear evoking "love-in" on the mound with closest thing they ever saw to Roy Hobbs! (Trivia: Ted Williams is a two sport Hall of Famer! What's the other sport?)
Yes, Donny gave 100% and he played even after he got hurt, though his numbers became rather mediocre. But when, in his last season (with retirement already a done deal), Donny reached into the past and put together a .417 playoff average with four doubles, a homer, and team tying best 6 RBI, his valedictory blast from the past for the fans. For poetry fans, "He didn't go quietly into that goodnight"!
He say's "it only makes complete sense"
Mattingly is known for his iconic mustache, which he wore back in the 80's and early 90's. So why did he shave it in the first place? Well, we can only assume because mustaches look ridiculous. At least some people think so.
Rudy Adams of White Plains New York loves his mustache.
"Gets me some attention. Otherwise I am just another slob with no brain. This gives me some character." added Adams who was snacking on a corn dog.
We aren't sure if Donnie will grow back his mustache, but it would be cooler if he did.
Yankees play 2 today!
Youkilis has been a complete waste. His stats are terrible and his back is worse. The Yankees just threw 12 million dollars in the toilet.
Plus he is a loser.
Another loser Wade Daniels weighed in about Youk.
"What a freaking fragile guy. Oh my heavens. That guy is a panzy. I can play better than that clown." said Wade who is completely nonathletic and works in a candle shop
Will the Yankees go after anyone at the trade deadline?
After Miss Utah Marissa Powell gave a convoluted answer to a stupid question during the Miss America pageant on Sunday, news pundits went wild.
Runner-up Miss Utah Kylie Bimboia decided to give her opinion on the situation.
“That ditz totally made a monarchy out of our country. Like who does she think she is? It should have been me up there.”
Then, for no reason, Kylie offered some opinions on the Yankees.
“They’re like so old and nasty. They all keep getting injured or whatever. Youkmiss and Texas. I believe for the Yankees to win the Superbowl, we need to have a strong Texas at first base and great coaching by President Obama. Robinson Cruso is powerful and a great book I almost read. Because in order to win the starving children in Africa need to forge the higher education to create a better job market for the potential for stem cell research and a woman's right to choose. Thank you!"
Not sure what she meant. Maybe beauty pageants should stop asking stupid questions and just be about...you know...beauty.
Yankees fan, New Jersey resident and fool, Tico Durelliano says he’s had enough with the 40 year search for the missing body of Jimmy Hoffa. Investigators have been searching an area in Michigan for the body, but Durelliano claims that they’re way off.
“Dat jamoke ain’t in no Michigan.” Tico told our reporters. “Why would he go dere? Dey ain’t got no pizza, dey ain’t got no broads. I’m telling you he’s right out here in the sands off Jersey, and I’m gonna find him.”
Tico dove into the sand with a little kids pale and shovel and went to work.
“I’m findin dat guy and endin dis nonsense. Ain’t der some kinda reward for em?”
As Tico continues to dig, we’ll keep you posted as to what he finds.
Most likely not, but fans aren't too happy. Youkilis and Tex are back on the DL. Cashman has been eluding that Youkilis may not be back at all. He said Back injuries are tricky.
That is code for Youkilis blows and is most likely wussing out.
"I always thought he was a jackass." said one fan.
"The guy looks like he smells really bad." said another
"He's a freaking Red Sock. Always will be." said a Red Sock fan.
We aren't sure if the Yankees lack of star power is driving down ticket sales, but if you need them, you can always get a great deal on NY Yankees Tickets here.
Let's see how the replacements fair.
We are not sure if this is authentic, but have been hearing rumors from unreliable sources that it is.
We give you baby Kimye, from someone who thinks this what the baby could look like.
We doubt it though.
Give me a break with that disgusting beard. Do you really need to grow it out like that?
We get it. You have a beard, it looks gross and you are trying to make a name for yourself.
We understand, but to get another perspective we talked to someone who watches Duck Dynasty.
"I have a dumb beard too. It is so stupid, but I grow it so people look at me and since it is different, people want to be my acquaintance. It is freaking awesome. I am an idiot." added James T. Buttski of Scotia NY.
We don't know Reddick's motivation, but it is pretty dumb overall.
Nick is batting .235.
He just signed an over priced contract
His team is in the race.
He is fooling around on Facebook.
Instead of asking who wants a pie in their face, maybe he should be working on that swing of his.