Rob Dibble is a Wimp

I would like to take a second to respond to Dibble’s comments trying to walk his original comments back, however. Via TCM:

“If you’re hurt, you can’t suck it up, so that’s a moot point, but if you’re not hurt, that’s what I was talking about. If you’re not hurt and your arm’s fine, then keep pitching….Our opinions are formulated through facts, not fiction, not their little chat room jargon, and so they can try and twist it any way they want, and if a guy’s hurt, he’s hurt, he’s going to go on the disabled list, it’s a moot point. But if he’s not hurt, get your butt out there and play….They’re two totally different scenarios, so, you know, stick to what you know, which is nothing, and stick to your little blogs.”

Hey Rob, suck it up! This obviously isn’t what you said, and even you can read well enough to know this “defense” isn’t at all convincing. And this is a bit of a pattern with you, isn’t it?…

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Game 126: Yankees 11, Blue Jays 5

The Bombers used the longball to put some space between them and the Blue Jays in the top of the third. Teixeira drove a monster solo homer over the left field fence.  Cano worked a walk and Thames followed with a homer to left.  Posada then connected with the third Yankee homer of the inning, putting yet another ball into the stands in left field and giving the Yankees a 6-0 lead.

Dustin Moseley dominated the Blue Jays lineup the first time through, but got into some trouble in the bottom of the fourth.  He started the inning by walking Yunel Escobar and then gave up a single to Jose Bautista.  Vernon Wells then singled to right, scoring Escobar and moving Bautista to third with no outs.  Moseley battled back and got Adam Lind to line out to left and Aaron Hill to pop out to Cano, before getting Lyle Overbay to ground out to second to end the inning with New York ahead 6-1.…

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I’ve been holding a lot of this back, so if this seems like nit picking, I’m sorry. These feelings on the Yankees’ behemoth of a regional sports network have been welling up inside me since the beginning of the season.

But, since I’m generally a nice guy, I’m gonna start with some positives. Generally, YES does...

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Know your enemy: Potential opposing starting pitchers in the postseason

Last season the Yankees steamrolled the competition down the stretch. They went 9-1 versus the Red Sox in the second half, and picked up a key series win in Anaheim in late September. The victories heading into October were...

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Race, Baseball, and Third Base Coaches

Racism didn’t end with Robinson’s entrance. African-American players still faced segregated hotels, discrimination from their own teammates and fans as well as the same from other fans, and barriers to other front office jobs. The situation improved, however, to the point where there are no segregated hotels or restaurants, teammates largely accept their teammates and opponents no matter the race, and minorities have greatly expanded access to upper-level jobs. Individual racism in baseball, like in most areas of life, is gone, but structural racism still exists. Players still face stereotypes. Latin Americans (who used to have to Anglocize their names—Vic Power was Victor Pellot before arriving in the US— even before Jackie Robinson and cannot be forgotten in this discussion) usually receive the stigma of being lazy or emotional (or in Yunel Escobar’s case, both), and stigmas are difficult to drop. African-Americans and Hispanics have to be “toolsy” players, usually with speed, to differentiate themselves. White players don’t need to be as “toolsy”, but they are expected to have intangibles.…

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