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The Big Ouch

Steven Goldman on Michael Pineda’s season-ending injury. I hope the kid is okay when he returns next year. I was looking forward to watching him pitch. The few times I saw him last year was enough to get me excited. This injury is especially tough because the Yanks gave up such a promising young stud like The Jesus to get Pineda.

This is a bummer, man.

[Image via: Faust Arp]



1 BobbyB   ~  Apr 26, 2012 8:47 am

I remember posting about that letting Burnett go was a mistake because I felt we could still have pitching problems (and you can never ever have enough pitching). Am I ever sorry I posted that! I feel terrible for this kid, too. He seemed so likable and now his career is in jeopardy. What has happened to Phil Hughes? Seems like the year he spent in the pen with Mo had turned him into gold when he followed up with that great season. Maybe he needs some time with Mo because he has turned to lead.

2 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 26, 2012 9:13 am

Yeah, Hughes, as Bruce mentioned in the previous thread, just doesn't seem to know how to pitch. His fastball is straight as a string.

3 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 26, 2012 10:03 am

Doesn't know how to pitch? How can that be when he once won 18 games?

All I wonder is how much longer we have to watch this ongoing debacle. Are they really going to keep running him out there until Andy's ready? Doesn't Phelps deserve a shot? Anyone? Bueller?

4 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 26, 2012 10:16 am

3) They scored three million runs for him that year. LOL.

Michael Kay was on point about this last night:


5 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 26, 2012 10:21 am

[4] Hilarious. Further proof that kids ruin everything.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 26, 2012 10:23 am

That couple had no heart. LOL

7 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 26, 2012 10:26 am

No, they were fully aware of the situation but just trying to teach the little tyke a valuable life lesson. Cue the Stones.

But seriously, how are you that clueless? Maybe they were Phil's kin.

8 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 26, 2012 10:49 am

Maybe they went to the W.C. Fields School of Child Appreciation.

9 RagingTartabull   ~  Apr 26, 2012 11:10 am

that couple was AWFUL

10 Yankee Mama   ~  Apr 26, 2012 11:19 am

[8] Now, that is funny!

Michael Kay has been outing douche bags who let kids cry because of baseball flaunting throughout his YES career. Singleton likes to feature (obsess about)them too.

Of course, this concept is nothing new. I once saw Johnny Damon specifically throw a baseball at an eager kid, he even pointed to him, only to have a cute college coed, throw herself in front of it, snare it and keep it to the shock and outrage of the crowd. She ignored everyone's ongoing audible comments and mal'occhio(this is NY we're talking about, including mine, and defiantly spent the whole game playing toss with herself. The kid looked rightly demoralized while his parents downplayed the event.

My first thought was that she was probably accustomed to getting what she wanted, when she wanted, child be damned.

Who said life was fair?

11 Dimelo   ~  Apr 26, 2012 11:24 am

[4] Yeah I couldn't stop laughing, one of the few moments that I thought Kay was spot-on about anything.

12 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 26, 2012 12:11 pm

Imagine if it had happened at Yankee Stadium? With all the TV's showing the YES broadcast that couple would have taken a beating. Fortunately, because of the power of the 'Net I'm sure the Deadspin notice will get back to the offenders. And they will likely wear it as a badge of honor.

13 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Apr 26, 2012 12:22 pm

Self centered Texans. The place where "don't fence me in" and "me first" were invented. I think the mentality is to overcompensate for the usurpation of their land from Mexico.

The Anglo Texans were based in east Texas, and really had no claim on the rest of the territory, but took it anyway.

14 YankeeAbby   ~  Apr 26, 2012 1:02 pm

I'm so happy that kid got a ball. I was screaming at my TV last night, yelling at that couple and near tears for that little boy. I have a soft-spot for crying kids in situations like that.

15 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 26, 2012 5:20 pm

Alex, that's some great art you found on Faust Arp. Interesting site.
Does anybody know if it's directly associated with Radiohead? Or is it a fan's site.

Faust Arp is a great tune off the album iIn Rainbows, if you're not a Radiohead fan.

16 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Apr 26, 2012 6:04 pm

I know this is far from a Hockey loving place, but there's a little game on tonight.

Go Rangers! (the NY Hockey kind, not the Texas lawman, or baseball team).

17 RIYank   ~  Apr 26, 2012 6:15 pm

[16] Actually, I did watch the Caps and Bruins last night. I'm not a hockey-lover, but an NHL playoff game 7 is very, very intense.

18 RIYank   ~  Apr 26, 2012 6:17 pm

Back on topic: I thought this was interesting, more for what Curt Schilling says than for the Girardi video.

19 Ara Just Fair   ~  Apr 26, 2012 6:31 pm

[18] I hate Schilling except when he has some news that is optimistic.
[17] I LOVE hockey. Especially the playoffs AND 3 game 7's in a few days. But to be honest, I grew up watching the Islanders on TV, but I adopted the Sabres after living out of NY for 10 years and moving back to Western NY. So I hate the Rangers and all the old school Patrick Division foes.

20 RIYank   ~  Apr 26, 2012 6:43 pm

[19] When Loathsome People Say Interesting Things, by RIYank. Look for it in the philosophy section of your local Amazon.

21 Boatzilla   ~  Apr 26, 2012 11:21 pm

I guess I'm in the minority, here, but as cute as the kid was, he has "spoiled brat" written all over him.

"You can't always get what you want." My daughter knows that one by heart.

22 RIYank   ~  Apr 27, 2012 5:55 am

Yeah, you can't get what you want when people much bigger and stronger than you snatch it away.

23 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 27, 2012 7:31 am

The two numskulls say they didn't hear or see the boy?


I'm sorry. If a baby is less than six inches from you, screaming his head off, you'll hear it. Jagoff.

24 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Apr 27, 2012 7:58 am

[21] Spoiled brat? It's true that the family was seated in the lower level by the dugout, so they are probably affluent. But how do we know if the kid is spoiled?

He dressed in a uniform, wearing his cap and glove. I believe the ball was thrown to him and how traumatic that the big bad man next to him snatched it away. What tyke wouldn't be emotional about it?

We need to encourage kids to be baseball fans, not drive them away forever. That couple should be embarrassed...watch the tape!

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