Another day of absolutely ridiculous scheduling

DMZ · October 4, 2006 at 9:07 am · Filed Under Mariners 

Oakland @ Minnesota, 10am. For my money the most interesting series plays mid-morning here and early afternoon on that other coast. Is this really the best they could do?

Dodgers @ Mets, 1 pm.
Tigers @ Yankees, 5pm. Verlander v Mussina, should be a better game than yesterday.

San Diego @ Cardinals takes a day off. A day off!

Stupid Yankees, always getting their preferential scheduling and everything. Ridiculous.


189 Responses to “Another day of absolutely ridiculous scheduling”

  1. Evan on October 4th, 2006 3:22 pm

    And back come the Dodgers!

  2. Steve T on October 4th, 2006 3:26 pm

    116: So LaRue was criticizing Ichiro for not attempting to steal when he didn’t think he could make it? Is this some kind of riddle? Is he saying Ichiro would be more valuable if he got thrown out more? Maybe he should just motor on around to second on every hit, hell or high water. Love that aggressive ball.

    It’s weird that I can’t make myself hate the Dodgers or the Mets anymore, when for decades hating those teams was a significant part of my identity. The Yanks have absorbed all….

  3. Evan on October 4th, 2006 3:30 pm

    I just don’t want to see a subway series.

    In large part, my interest in the National League disappeared with the Expos.

  4. rd on October 4th, 2006 3:31 pm

    I guarentee Tim Robbins would not be allowed on a Fox broadcast.

  5. msb on October 4th, 2006 3:52 pm

    #148-149- per Jamie Moyer: “I do almost everything else right-handed. All I do left-handed is throw and hit a baseball, hold the telephone, shoot a basketball and bowl. But eat with my left hand? Can’t. The small motor skills I can’t do left-handed — hammering a nail or turning a screw with a screwdriver. Forget it.”

  6. zzack on October 4th, 2006 3:57 pm

    152 – Yeah, a subway series would be pretty bad given that you’ll be reminded that both teams are from NY roughly every three pitches. Unfortunately, I sort of get the feeling that the Mets might be the only team that can stop the Yankees from winning the thing.

  7. David* on October 4th, 2006 3:58 pm

    This guy pitching for the Dodgers looks like the Socal version of Mateo.

  8. Thingray on October 4th, 2006 4:03 pm

    My brother is left handed, and I’m trying to think of how he holds hammers, screwdrivers, etc.. I know that he eats left handed, because we always had a special seating arrangement growing up so we wouldn’t knock elbows at dinner.

  9. Josh on October 4th, 2006 4:05 pm

    Frank Thomas’s current postseason OPS: 2.196

    Carlos Delgado’s current postseason OPS: 3.500

    Why don’t we ever have guys like that?

    Cause we can’t sniff the postseason?

  10. David J. Corcoran I on October 4th, 2006 4:06 pm

    156: Broxton? He’s actually one of the Dodger’s better relief prospects.

  11. Evan on October 4th, 2006 4:12 pm

    Small motor control is something I typically do left-handed. Use doorknobs or open combination locks. I use a fork in my left hand, but that’s dictated by etiquette. That’s why the forks are on the left in a traditional place setting.

  12. Mr. Egaas on October 4th, 2006 4:23 pm

    WHy don’t we ever have guys like that?

    Because we don’t believe in small sample size?

  13. Red Apple on October 4th, 2006 4:25 pm

    I guarentee Tim Robbins would not be allowed on a Fox broadcast.

    If Bob Roberts were real, he’d have his own show on Fox. Oh, wait…he’s channeling through Ann Coulter!

  14. David* on October 4th, 2006 4:40 pm


    I was talking about his um…..propensity to overindulge at the buffet line.

  15. Coach Owens on October 4th, 2006 4:48 pm

    Whoa. Broxton is huge!

  16. Thingray on October 4th, 2006 4:51 pm

    I’m extremely right-hand dominant. I use my right hand for anything that doesn’t require two hands.

    My feet are the same way. When I was a child playing soccer, the coaches used to hate me because I would almost never use my left foot.

  17. Herb R on October 4th, 2006 4:57 pm

    NYY-DET game delayed due to weather, per ESPN.

  18. Red Apple on October 4th, 2006 5:01 pm


    I can’t believe God would let it rain on a Yankees game.

  19. Livengood on October 4th, 2006 5:24 pm

    I like Vernon Wells on BBTN. Unless he’d like to come play for the local nine, I’d like to see him retire and take that job full time.

  20. Evan on October 4th, 2006 5:37 pm

    Vernon Wells is a good guy – I like him.

    And he had a great year. He’ll be seriously overpaid come 2008.

  21. A Series of Tubes on October 4th, 2006 6:03 pm

    God, all this Jeter man-lust is getting disgusting.

  22. Goose on October 4th, 2006 6:10 pm

    Eric Byrnes on ESPN saying what everybody else on ESPN is thinking.

    “I have man-love for Derek Jeter.”

    Good god, every 3rd word is either Derek or Jeter or both.

  23. VaBeachMarinersFan on October 4th, 2006 6:54 pm

    I could be a rich person if I could develop a “Jeter filter” for the TV. Every time they mention his name the TV mutes. Coundn’t make it a beep because it would sound like an air raid siren.

  24. colm on October 4th, 2006 7:42 pm

    Worst things about Derek Jeter:
    He’s a really, really good baseball player.
    He doesn’t seem like a complete ass.
    He’s pretty.

    I don’t hate the guy at all. I envy him (apart from the dating Mariah Carey thing). But like most other sentient non-Yankee fans I loathe the absurd level of praise that so-called journalists heap onto the guy at this time of year. ALL impartial critical thinking is suspended. NO comment is too nonsensical if it represents more worship at the Jeter altar.

    The extent to which every male baseball analyst in the US loves Derek Jeter is not just over the top, it’s creepy. There’s a scarcely hidden sexual edge to some of this man-love. Listening to the crew in the ESPN studio today was like reading some of Mark Foley’s instant messages…

  25. davepaisley on October 4th, 2006 9:32 pm

    “I loathe the absurd level of praise that so-called journalists heap onto the guy”

    Wow! Derek Jeter is the Yankees Willie Bloomquist!

    Except for the sucking at baseball part and being pretty, rather than pretty ugly.

    See, everything the Yankees have is better… even their utility infielder is an MVP candidate.

  26. Evan on October 4th, 2006 10:01 pm

    Willie might be a better defensive shortstop than Jeter.

    And that’s the problem with the Jeter-love. It completely ignores any of his failings. Jeter’s good at everything, according to guys like Tim McCarver.

    On my IBA ballot, I ranked Jeter 8th for the AL MVP.

  27. rd on October 4th, 2006 10:22 pm

    Derek Jeter is a very good hitter but…it really is ridiculous how over-rated he is. I mean, A-Rod arguably had a better year than Jeter if you really look at it. And Jeter’s defense is really a joke. But somehow these guys don’t notice that. You don’t have to look at the stats, just watch the games and you see how slow he is at short.

  28. mln on October 4th, 2006 11:26 pm

    The man-love for Derek Jeter thing among the media talking heads is not exaggerated.

    See Tim McCarver or Michael Kay for example. They are so all over Jeter, it wouldn’t be a surprise if Jeter has gotten a restraining order on those guys.

    And how about that Dodger baserunning this afternoon? Shades of the Mariners’ aggressive baserunning style that Hargrove likes. Bill Simmons of ESPN had a line that the only thing missing on that play was some Benny Hill music playing in the background. LOL.

  29. Bryan on October 5th, 2006 8:41 am

    174. I can understand you growing tired of the constant showering of praise, etc. But how can you possibly justify him being 8th in the AL MVP vote? I would love to hear your rationalization. Also, aside from Papi, Dye, Morneau, who do you have in front of him?

  30. arbeck on October 5th, 2006 8:45 am

    8th might be a little low. But I could also argue that Mauer and Santana are above him.

  31. Bryan on October 5th, 2006 9:09 am

    I think you can make legitimate arguments for about 4 or 5 different players. That said, I still maintain that Jeter has had the best overall season while playing on the best team in the bigs. Not to mention one that was ravaged with injuries. I am no Yankee lover by any stretch of the imagination and I, too, have grown weary of the attention they command, but that doesn’t change Jeter’s numbers.

  32. Evan on October 5th, 2006 9:37 am

    Actually, I don’t have Dye or Morneau on the ballot at all. Their numbers just aren’t good enough.

    But I do have Santana, Hafner, Sizemore, Mauer, Halladay, Ortiz, and Guillen ahead of Jeter. Wang and Liriano rounded out the ballot.

  33. Coach Owens on October 5th, 2006 9:44 am

    Hey guys, who do you think are the most underrated players in baseball right now? In my opinion they’re both in the playoffs: Placido Polanco and Mark Kotsay.

  34. Bryan on October 5th, 2006 9:46 am

    In the magical words of Ron Burgandy – “Agree to disagree”

    I just don’t see Sizemore ahead of Jeter, let alone 3rd?! Had 50 more K’s and hit 50 points below DJ. Their OPS were almost identical, so what else are you going on? I don’t have win shares data, but if Sizemore’s numbers dwarf Jeter’s, than that helps your case certainly. Not to mention, the Tribe finished 18 GB. Not too good for a team with 2 top 3 MVP candidates.

  35. Bryan on October 5th, 2006 9:50 am

    181. I agree, Kotsay has always been a favorite of mine dating back to Cal St Fulerton. I think you have to mention Brian McCann – .333 with 24 jacks and 93 RBIs in his first big league season? Too bad he played in 60+ games last year, or I think he would be the top of the class in the ridiculous NL ROTY voting.

  36. Coach Owens on October 5th, 2006 10:59 am

    No game thread for the Yankees-Tigers game Derek?

  37. EnglishMariner on October 5th, 2006 11:02 am

    101 mph fastball – that’s the fastest I have ever seen in my limited baseball viewings. And I thought JJ Putz was rapid!

  38. Evan on October 5th, 2006 11:15 am

    182 – That wasn’t my order. Those were just the 7 guys who beat Jeter. Sizemore was actually 6th (just ahead of Guillen).

    I was mostly following VORP rankings, but I penalised Jeter for being such a crappy shortstop. Hafner did get ranked second, though.

  39. Evan on October 5th, 2006 11:18 am

    Oh, and I also rewarded Ortiz for his sick WPA.

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