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1 Bum Rush   ~  Dec 15, 2008 5:24 pm

Damn, I was hoping to see Cliff's head explode.

I've come around on Burnett. After this year, they felt they needed more of a sure thing and were willing to pay for it. You might sputter with that sentence, but Burnett gets out there every year for 20 to 30 starts.

But I know I'll feel A LOT better if they acquire some offense that doesn't cost $200 million.

2 tommyl   ~  Dec 15, 2008 10:18 pm

I hope all these people who are loving the Burnett signing right now (mostly journalists and talking heads) sing his praises when he goes on the DL with arm trouble 2 months into the season, after a game where he pitches 5 innings and walks 7.

3 Rich   ~  Dec 15, 2008 10:27 pm

I like AJ's stuff, but if the choice was AJ or Tex, and I don't know that it was, I would have opted for Tex.

I still think signing him for $20 million per should be a priority over splitting that $20 million between Cameron and Pettitte.

4 Joseph   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:04 pm

Cliff's feelings on the Yankees signing Burnett reminds me of a play I once saw, many years ago. It told the tale of a father whose daughter is dating someone who the father considers bad news for his daughter. He's fast and flashy, and his daughter thinks he's great, but the father sees through him and thinks he knows what's best for her. The father loves his daughter very much and wants only good things for her. But he thinks this guy will sooner or later bring unhappiness to her, and in the end, will break her heart. So he hopes nothing will come of it. But then his daughter tells her father she's going to be married. Her father thinks his daughter could find someone much better suited for her, but she won't listen. She's decided on this guy, a guy with a bad reputation for things like not showing up for work, and being wild and cocky. Someone not to be trusted to provide the things his daughter needs. Against his wishes, they get married and her father is horror-stricken, physically ill , and so angry at her he even considers banishing his daughter from his life, (although deep down, he knows he could never do that). But, eventually, after much soul searching, and still with reservations, and because he loves his daughter, he accepts her choice. He decides to give the marriage a chance, at least until the guy proves that the father's fears were well founded. And he hopes he was wrong, for his daughter's sake, because he wants her to be happy, even though he's afraid some day, he'll be proven right.



Father........Cliff Corcoran

Daughter...The New York Yankees

Daughter's husband....AJ Burnett

5 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:16 pm

Joseph, is that play a musical? Cuz tommyl, he likes musicals [2] >;)

6 williamnyy23   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:18 pm

[2] And what about those who have railed against the deal? If Burnett, pitches well, will they own up?

[4] Does that make Cliff Pedro Martinez' grandfather?

7 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:23 pm

[6] will gladly eat my shoe ala Herzog (one for you, Chyll) if Burnett wins 18 and leads us into the WS with CC

8 williamnyy23   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:28 pm

[7] That's how it should be. You can be for or against a move, but once it is made, I'd like to think you root for the best. I know I'd rather be wrong than be right and have the Yankees suffer the consequences.

9 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:38 pm

yep, painful as it was I even cheered for Kevin Brown..of course, that didn7t end well..sigh....

10 Mattpat11   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:46 pm


AJ is a sure thing? Since when?

11 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 15, 2008 11:53 pm

[7] Is the shoe organic? >;)

12 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 16, 2008 12:08 am

[11] speaking of Aguirre..didn't Kevin Brown have a bit of the "Wrath of God" about him??

not all art-house though, watched Caddyshack the other morning.."Hey Wang, I hear this club is restricted, don't tell them you're Jewish..." does it get any better than Rodney D??

13 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 16, 2008 12:38 am

[12] Well, he sure didn't have the "Hand of God" when he communed with the dugout wall...

My roommate made me watch "Charlie & The Chocolate Factory" which reasserted my Gene Wilder fandom, though I will give Johnny Depp credit for staying in character (thinking less of Tim Burton though...)

14 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Dec 16, 2008 12:41 am

That pretty much nails it. Let's just hope that I only have to deal with such scenarios in the metaphoric sense.

15 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 16, 2008 12:52 am

Oh, I see that the Cowboys... er, um, literally... "8" the Giants... Ha! I like bad puns and I cannot lie... >;)

16 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Dec 16, 2008 12:56 am

[15] I'm still digging the Diego Maradona reference from your #12!

Tim Burton..oh, how the mighty can fall...Marky Mark in a Planet of the Apes remake?? oh, the horror...

17 Raf   ~  Dec 16, 2008 11:31 am

Brown getting lit up in the ALCS (it never should've gotten that far to begin with; Rivera blew saves in games 4 & 5), doesn't change the fact that he had a decent year in 2004.

18 tommyl   ~  Dec 16, 2008 12:49 pm

[6] Hey, now that the deal is made I'm hoping to be proven wrong. I'm not rooting for him to tank just to be right. May I and Cliff be totally wrong, Burnett wins 25 games, the Yankees win the world series (and they make a musical about it) ;).

19 Chyll Will   ~  Dec 16, 2008 1:23 pm

[18] Musical: "Damn Yankees: Damn You 2!"

20 tommyl   ~  Dec 16, 2008 1:30 pm

[19] AJ & CC, the Odd Couple 2.

21 Raf   ~  Dec 16, 2008 5:30 pm

[20] or Rob and Big

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