Oh God, not another one!!!

Oh God, not another one!!!

Post by NoHi » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Subject: Oh God, not another one!!!

Quote:
>Date: Fri, 22 Sep 1995 06:15:33 GMT

>Several weeks ago, with much fanfare, Baseball Weekly announced that one
>Peter Pascarelli had joined their staff. Apparrently, Pascarelli was an
>"acclaimed journalist" who now was turning his "talents" to writing about
>baseball.

After reading Peter (Gammons the II) Pascarelli's latest gem,
that the O's are considering promoting Clueless Phil Regan
into the GM position -- and that Clueless Phil would be well
qualified (????!!??) for this spot -- I hereby announce the Second
Law Of Gammons. If Peter Pascarelli says it, then it definitely will
*not* happen. In the above case, let us Oriole fans earnestly
hope so.........


 
 
 

Oh God, not another one!!!

Post by Sarcasm Is A Way Of Lif » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00


Quote:
>Several weeks ago, with much fanfare, Baseball Weekly announced that one
>Peter Pascarelli had joined their staff. Apparrently, Pascarelli was an
>"acclaimed journalist" who now was turning his "talents" to writing about
>baseball. He immediately demonstrated his lack of understanding of this
>game in several different ways, but this week he has topped himself. He
>criticizes the Yankees because, he says, they will give up Don Mattingly
>after the season in order to keep Darryl Strawberry and Ruben Sierra.
>Where he comes up with this is beyond me since Mattingly, a first baseman
>has no relation to what the Yankees will do with two DHes who
>unfortunately occasionally play the outfield. I quote:
>"Never mind that Mattingly still has considerable worth as a leader,
>defensively excellent first baseman and occasional offensive weapon"
>Huh????
>I'll give him the defense, since, although he may be overrated, mattingly
>is still a very good 1Bman. But the term "occasional offensive weapon"
>seems to stand out.

This comes from the "13 of 14 first ba*** (or whatever) are above average
philosophy"  No matter how poorly a player performs, well, he occassionally
does something positive, so he must be above average.

Quote:
>As to leadership: Pshaw, I
>say. Even if there was any evidence to suggest that this mythical detail
>even exists, which there is not, exactly what has Mattingly ever led the
>Yankees to? In his prime, this team specialized in the August/September
>collapse.

Since leadership is an intangible, the benefits don't have to be
tangible either, evidently.

Greg

 
 
 

Oh God, not another one!!!

Post by Mitchell Plitni » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00

Several weeks ago, with much fanfare, Baseball Weekly announced that one
Peter Pascarelli had joined their staff. Apparrently, Pascarelli was an
"acclaimed journalist" who now was turning his "talents" to writing about
baseball. He immediately demonstrated his lack of understanding of this
game in several different ways, but this week he has topped himself. He
criticizes the Yankees because, he says, they will give up Don Mattingly
after the season in order to keep Darryl Strawberry and Ruben Sierra.
Where he comes up with this is beyond me since Mattingly, a first baseman
has no relation to what the Yankees will do with two DHes who
unfortunately occasionally play the outfield. I quote:
"Never mind that Mattingly still has considerable worth as a leader,
defensively excellent first baseman and occasional offensive weapon"
Huh????
I'll give him the defense, since, although he may be overrated, mattingly
is still a very good 1Bman. But the term "occasional offensive weapon"
seems to stand out. Occasionally, Ozzie Guillen gets 3 hits in a game,
maybe even one for extra bases. Occasionally, any major leaguer playing
regualrly is the decisive bat in a given game. So what? It's not very
difficult to find a 1st baseman who can do better than Mattingly's .330
OBP and .393 (!!!!) SLG. In fact, it's rather difficult to find a 1Bman
who CAN'T top such woeful numbers. Some say this is a really bad year for
Mattingly. No doubt, it is an off year, but by how much? His OBPs for the
last 5 years: .311 .344 .329 .366 .400. his SLGs: .335 .394 .416 .445
.411. Yeah, it's an off year, but not by as much as some would have us
believe. Take out last year, which is a positive standout, and his
numbers are not particularly off by very much. As to leadership: Pshaw, I
say. Even if there was any evidence to suggest that this mythical detail
even exists, which there is not, exactly what has Mattingly ever led the
Yankees to? In his prime, this team specialized in the August/September
collapse. Have they ever surprised us with a year we didn't expect them
to have? If, as Pascarelli would have us believe, leadership exists at
all, when has Mattingly ever demonstrated it? What we have seen is a man
who is, even now, whining about his poor treatment this year. Poor
treatment? Never, absolutely never, have I seen New York fans and New
York media treat a player having as terrible a year as Mattingly is
having so kindly, yet rather than saying "yeah, I'm having a bad year"
Mattingly whines that people dare to criticize one of the worst offensive
1Bmen in the game. Yeesh! Sierra, as poor a player as he is, still
contributes far more as a part-time hitter than Mattingly does as a
full-time one. Strawberry sure has looked like he can be a force if
Showalter ever lets him play on any sort of regular basis (which he
doesn't seem willing to do). Straw has not had a chance to get into any
kind of groove, yet he has 3 HRs in ~85 PAs, compared to mattingly 6 HRs
in ~450 ABs. Can't imagine why they'd want to keep him.
--
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Oh God, not another one!!!

Post by Dan Rivist » Sat, 23 Sep 1995 04:00:00

For us in Seattle...this could be the most exciting weekend in baseball
history. First of all the mariners could take the AL West lead for
good, and if that is not enough, this is the weekend that we must live
through to find out on Monday whether or not we get a new stadium....

As of yesterday, the yes votes are just 310 votes ahead of the
no's.....that's cut down from a 4,100 vote lead before the absentee
votes count started.....with between 5 and 15K votes to be
counted....we're*** on by our fingernails here.....

The good news for us, bad for those other cities coveting our team is
that the politicians in this state are now on board with doing whatever
it takes to build a new stadium if the vote this past Tuesday
fails.....so keep those prayers going for baseball in Seattle in a new
Stadium and look out California...here we come!!!!

ITS THE AL WEST FOR SEATTLE!!!

Da Riv

p.s. oh and Griffey's back