Thursday, May 28, 2009

This Guy Seriously Has No Class, and Back to BDR

So I'm watching Baseball Tonight Wednesday night on ESPN, and Rick Sutcliffe is doing some analysis of the Yankees' 9-2 pounding of the Rangers in Texas. As Sutcliffe discusses how , Mark Teixeira slamming a home run deep down the left field line by turning early on an inside fastball, almost like he knew exactly where the pitch was coming. But of course, that's not possible. Right?

Cue A-Rod. Not only is A-Rod providing the vital protection to the previously slumping Teixeira simply by virtue of batting behind him, but he helps Tex from his perch in the on-deck circle in other ways as well. As Sutcliffe shows the replay of the pitch where Tex hit his left field blast, he points out -- and you can distinctly hear it yourself -- a sharp whistle coming from just off camera to the right as the pitch comes in to Tex. In a split second Tex has turned on the pitch and slammed it into the left field seats. Although Sutcliffe could not be sure, he said he was fairly certain that the whistle was A-Rod, making the previously agreed sound to let Teixeira know that the catcher had moved to his set-up too early, and the pitch was coming inside. After the play, the ESPN cameras showed A-Rod and Tex talking in the dugout, and although nothing could be heard and no lips could be read, it definitely seemed like something fishy was going on there.

Remember that shit about a month about how A-Rod would tip pitches to opposing batters late in blowout games, in an attempt to get them to do the same for him when all that matters was getting his own offensive numbers up at the plate? So there's the rampant steroid use, admitted by A-Rod from 2001-2003 (only after he got caught of course) and suspected through his Yankee years when his teammates called him "bitch tits" due to the surprisingly fast growth of his muscles as well as all the way back to his high school days in Miami. Then the guy tips pitches, throwing his own pitchers under the bus, just to pad his own individual stats. And now he also throws the opposing pitchers under the bus in a sense, but signalling to his teammate what pitch is coming in when he is in the on-deck circle. Which, I solemnly guarantee you, is only being done in the hopes that someone will do it for him in return -- to help pad his individual stats. Guaranteed.

Is there any rule that this guy won't break in the name of furthering his own selfish, egocentric agenda? A-Rod is quickly becoming one of the biggest actual losers in all of sports, regardless of how much money he has in the bank.

Update: Speaking of guys with no class whatsoever, it looks like it's official: this coming Sunday night, when the BBT4 ends with everyone's last chance to get in to the upcoming Tournament of Champions in Miami Don's Big Game, the Asshat Frat Crew will be taking over Buddydank Radio for the first time in over a year. We will plan to start around the start of the Big Game at 9:30pm ET on full tilt, and then make sure you register for Chad's Big Game Mulligan that he has set up for exactly one hour after the start of the Big Game, at 10:30pm ET, with a password of "vegas". That I believe is a $40 buyin nlh tournament that should give everyone something fun to play during (or after) your time in the Big Game.

With the loose lips of the Crew members on the radio, I definitely suggest you tune in to BDR to hear the stuff we'll be saying. To do that, all you gotta do is go to, click on "Tune In!", and then choose Windows Media Player (or be ghey and choose the Apple option). It's that simple. And then you'll get to hear us all give updates on the poker we've been playing this year, our thoughts on the Big Game and the Big Game Mulligan as they go on, and especially we plan to talk all about the BBT4. Who's lucky, who's good, and who has the best chances of winning their way into the 2009 World Series of Poker in the June 7 BBT4 Tournament of Champions. You won't want to miss the show, so be sure to be there at BDR on Sunday, and play in the Big Game at 9:30pm ET as well as the Big Game Mulligan at 10:30pm ET on full tilt!

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Blogger 1Queens Up1 said...

Now without saying this act is right or wrong, would this not fall under the category of "runner on 2nd relaying signs from the catcher to the batter"?

Throwing your team under the bus by tipping pitches for opposing batters is one thing, helping someone on your team smack a home run is absolutely another. I do agree with you on your point about his classlessness (see Red Sox playoff game where he smacked ball out of Bronson Arroyo's glove or Blue Jays game where he yelled "HEY" as he ran by the 3rd baseman) but baseball is a classless sport IMHO.
The game I used to love growing up has a sordid history of , spitballs, headhunters, corked bats, spiking, and the big kahuna: Performance Enhancing Drugs.

Ho hum, just another day at the office...

8:07 PM  
Blogger DuggleBogey said...

Wow, full of shit much?

This is more akin to the third base coach seeing the right fielder mis-play a ball and signaling the player running from second to run for home.

In other words, part of the fucking game.

And as far as the "I solemnly guarantee you" part, that just shows that you hate the guy and you, while really not knowing shit, will say anything negative without any proof or backup.

You said it yourself, the pitcher moved to his set-up too early. That's a mistake, and he paid for it, just like the right fielder who dives for a ball he should have let fall to keep the runner from scoring.

11:10 PM  
Blogger DuggleBogey said...

*catcher moved to his set-up too early.

11:11 PM  
Blogger Bayne_S said...

I think tipping the team mate on catcher position from on deck circle is generally punishable by next pitch drilling A-Rod in ass.

If Tex misses pitch for a strike it is more blatant when you buzz in on deck circle but would be worth it for top play on sports center status.

11:13 PM  
Blogger Loretta8 said...

helping his teammate makes him a classless cheater? um, ok. stealing signs and location is part of the game, why do you think catchers put down multiple signals with a runner on 2nd?

if derek jeter did that, people would be talking about how he's a grinder who does whatever it takes to help his teammates.

you can't honestly be this much of a moron, can you?

12:24 AM  
Blogger Schaubs said...

I agree with the above.

Dude, it is part of the game...

Ever play baseball before?

12:53 AM  
Blogger Astin said...

Yup, failing to see how helping your team out is a bad move. Like any sport, you take whatever advantage you can get for the good of the team, and it this one isn't cheating.

As for The Big Game - I suggest everybody tune in to BDR, because nothing puts bloggers on tilt like Don, Chad, and Scott bashing everyone's play. Get rid of the thin-skinned first!

1:46 AM  

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