Recent Comments by ancientfan

Harry Potter and a gobbed jet of ire

Professional wrestling masquerades as a sport but is, in reality, a stage scripted show for stunt men and women.

posted by ancientfan at 10:49 AM on April 27

Top 25 Baseball Innovations

Fiveman rotation, four man rotation; hogwash. I remember when the Boston Braves went with Spahn and Sain and pray for rain.

posted by ancientfan at 03:15 PM on February 14

The Ten Most Hated Athletes

As a Yankee fan and a former resident of Bergen County, New Jersey, I have heard that one of the most disliked Yankees is none other than Yogi Berra. From personal observation and stories I have heard from people who knew him, he is a tightfisted sponge, using his rep to get free drinks,meals, etc. I believe he belongs on that list.

posted by ancientfan at 04:59 PM on January 25

This is why the Yankees keep losing.

Has everyone forgotten that Kevin Brown, Carl Pavano, and Jaret Wright were all diabled during the year and that Cashman, Torre, and Stottlemeyer got excellent results from Wang, Chacon, and Small? Finding them and those three to perform as they did was a managerial marvel. Cashman, Torre and Stottlemeyeer should be commended for their performances. The Yankees lost because they obviously didn't want it bad enough. George has to realize that his future lies with youth. I've been a fan since Mickey Owens deropped a third strike in 1941 and remember that Di Maggio, Mantle, Tresh, Jeter,Posada and dozens of others were brought up through the farm system. In fact, it was said that the 1939 Newark Bears could have won the American League pennant. Go easy on the coaches, people.

posted by ancientfan at 04:55 PM on October 13