I won't buy Nike. Never. Ever.
posted by bigmickfan at 11:21 PM on September 30
Hey that 10 yr old hears worse stuff than that at ol' Fenway, and could buy a t-shirt with stuff written on it just outside the park that would make a drunken sailor embarrassed. It's not like the kid never heard that kind of comment or worse.
posted by bigmickfan at 04:05 PM on September 19
They're in a dogfight for the wild card. I'd do it now without hesitation. Moose knows he's not doing the job and doesn't have the confidence in his pitches right now. Sit him, and give Kennedy a shot.
posted by bigmickfan at 06:22 AM on August 29
urall cloolis, That was an unbelievable moment, and for the life of me I can't remember the KC pitcher who gave it up, but he was a dominant reliever, with a blazing fastball and Chambliss lasered it out of there! Only one better was Bucky Dent's.
posted by bigmickfan at 09:34 PM on September 29
Sad to hear if it's true. TO obviously needs help beyond what football or fame can provide. I feel for the guy.
posted by bigmickfan at 09:45 AM on September 27
Guidry and Mattingly had some pretty good staches back in the day, Sparky Lyle too I think. Staches have always been ok. It's beards and long hair that were taboo.
posted by bigmickfan at 07:16 AM on September 03
tglenn, Good point. My link though, not mjkredliner. :~)
posted by bigmickfan at 06:30 PM on August 18
Here's the link for the SD Union article on the Mick by Nick Canepa. http://www.signonsandiego.com/sports/canepa/20060712-9999-1s12canepa.html
posted by bigmickfan at 05:39 PM on August 18
Hey Mustang 71, thanks for jogging my memory. How about Ryne Duren, fireballing RH relief with goggles for eyeglasses, Luis Arroyo, Hank Bauer, Tony Kubek, Bobby Shantz, Bob Turley, Bob Cerv, Gil MacDougall?
posted by bigmickfan at 05:24 PM on August 18
mustang 71, The one Mantle hit off Gibson was huge. 3 run job I think, and I heard a replay of the broadcast on a link somewhere. It might have been his 18th and last WS HR. My fav, though, was his walk-off HR off Barney Shultz, Cards, knuckleballer same series. Mantle hit it a mile, (470 ft according to the records) and supposedly after a night on the town which was why Houk wouldn't let him start. Mick was a party guy, we know. Who's to be so self righteous as to say what he/she wouldn't do back in those days, when it was something sort of expected and routine to tie one on. That's not an excuse, he definitely had a problem, but let's keep that in perspective. Anybody remember 3 martini lunches? Sort of a expected routine also. We live in a different age now. Aaron was, I think, the most under rated player of his day. The man could hit, hit with power, run, and was a helluva RF with a rifle for an arm. Even the Mick admitted, Aaron and Mays were his superiors. There were numerous black players, who never had a shot at the major leagues, and MLB history would have been much different if they had. BTW, I have the HBO Mantle DVD in my hands as I type, and there are no credits on it for Billy Crystal. Exec Producers, Ross Greenburg and Rick Bernstein, Coordinating Prod., Brian Hyland, Producer, George Roy, writer, Steven Stern, and Narrator, Liev Schreiber. Although, I would not doubt Crystal contributed in some way. He's a huge Mickey fan.
posted by bigmickfan at 05:18 PM on August 18
As my user name suggests, I was, am, and forever shall be a Mick Fan. It was my era, and I grew up watching the man accomplish great things in spite of his injuries, both physical, and mental. Nick Canepa wrote an great article in the San Diego Union about the Mick after breakfast with one of his team mates from the '50's, Jerry Coleman. As Jerry mentioned about Mantle, all of his team mates were in awe of. There were better ballplayers, notably, Mays and maybe Aaron, of his time, but none had more athletic ability. He stood, 5'11" at best, and weighed less than 200 lbs, yet there was no one who could hit a ball farther, or run as fast as he could. 3.1 sec to 1B, from the left side. He had it all. The HBO special done on Mantle, was poignant, to the point, and did not overlook his failings. If you've never seen it, it's available as part of a series that includes dvd's on Joe D., and the Babe, from HBO. It's worth every penny whether you're an admirer or not. It's about baseball history in the biggest baseball market of the time. The Big Apple. I would have loved to rumble with the Mick, Martin, Ford, and Berra.
posted by bigmickfan at 12:37 PM on August 18
The one kink in all this is he passed 8 other drug tests along the way.
posted by bigmickfan at 01:59 PM on August 05
Bernie wants to finish out his career with the Yanks, no doubt. As for Damon, ol' Chewbacca will be a shot in the arm for the Yanks. He's a spark on offense, and everyone seems to like the guys dugout 'tude. Course he won't be Chewbacca anymore now :~). His arm is what worries me, plus he's got a lot more room to cover in the Bronx, which means a lot more wear and tear on his legs. Good thing is now he's flanked by Sheffield and Matsui. Bubba will be the defensive late innning CF. Pitching is still a question for the Yanks, but that lineup is looking even more awesome today.
posted by bigmickfan at 04:18 PM on December 21
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