June 16, 1986

On that date, Jamie Moyer made his debut as a 23-year-old starter for the Chicago Cubs, earning a no-decision in a game the Cubs went on to win. Mr. Moyer just re-signed with the Phillies for two years. Pretty cool.

11 comments… add one

  • It has to be inspirational to old guys like SF!!!! ;)

    krueg December 15, 2008, 6:57 pm
  • I think the guy has like 10 kids or something..He can’t quit.
    haha.

    Brad December 16, 2008, 8:22 am
  • This is unrelated but it’s the newest thread so some of my brethren YF’s might see it…this article is one of the worst things I have ever read:
    http://www.sfexaminer.com/sports/Frantz_Yankees_evil_empire_is_ruining_baseball.html

    krueg December 16, 2008, 10:35 am
  • I may be old, but I have the attitude of a 12 year old!

    SF December 16, 2008, 1:00 pm
  • krueg, I agree. That article is truly, brutally awful. Everyone knows that God is a Royals fan. That’s the most vicious test of faith devised this side of Abraham’s trial.

    attackgerbil December 16, 2008, 1:21 pm
  • Might as well run with it. Too much fun in this article.
    Tommy Lasorda has often been quoted as saying that blue skies and blue oceans are proof that God is a Dodgers fan.
    Tommy Lasorda is poetic and fat.
    And while the Almighty’s baseball loyalties can be debated for all eternity (personally, I think he’d be partial to the Angels),
    I would have said the Royals, considering that being a loyal KC fan is arguably the truest test of faith devised this side of Abraham’s trial. yeah, I know I already said it. Sorry. I’m fat.
    this much I can say with certainty: If God is a true baseball fan, then the left arm of Vallejo native CC Sabathia should be falling off on or about, say, March 31.
    What a cruel mess. “Certainly–If” … the preposition purgatory of “…falling off on or about…”
    And while the 300-plus-pound Sabathia tries to figure out a way to twirl plate after plate of spaghetti in Manhattan restaurants with his right hand,
    CC is fat. But still willing to squeeze his bulk behind the wheel for a drive into Manhattan for dinner and tip well with the one fat hand benevolent God allowed him.
    a little divine interference should also render his new Yankees teammate A.J. Burnett incapable of doing anything with his right arm more strenuous than endorsing his paycheck.
    God wants A.J. to a one-armed fat man.
    To be clear, the wish for failing health on the New York Yankees’ two newly acquired free-agent pitchers is not born of ill will for them. Rather, the desire is for the betterment of baseball.
    So… many… sacrifices. God will make people one-armed and fat because he must.
    In their zeal to rush a World Series champion .. there’s some fatty-fat in here to make you feel full and sleepy.. combined 12 years at $243.5 million.
    The Yankees’ wallet is fat.
    …reports indicate the Yankees are also among the front-runners in the race to pay All-Star Mark Teixeira more than $160 million during the next eight seasons or, failing that, $60 million to Manny Ramirez for the next three. All this while the United States and the rest of the free world outside New York suffer through an economy that has not merely ground to a halt, but has actually begun moving in reverse.
    I was pissed when I bought gas today that only works in my car while driving in reverse. I had to type this comment while looking in a mirror just to fool the universe into letting me post.
    And that’s not the worst of it.
    While the Yankees continue to spend like drunken AIG executives after a federal bailout, they actually have the nerve to ask hard-working taxpayers to give them more money to build their new stadium. It’s true.

    I’m not nearly smart enough to figure out anything in this sentence. But I bet Yankees and AIG execs are fat.
    The Yankees and Mets have already received $1.5 billion in public funding for their ballparks, and in a week in which they spent nearly $300 million in new player salaries between them, they have asked the people of N.Y. for nearly $500 million more. And they’ll get it.
    Still feeling stupid. And fat. But I know enough now to duct-tape my arms to my shoulders.
    So while small-market teams such as the A’s or the defending AL champion Tampa Bay Rays muddle along trying to generate revenue from ticket sales to fans who are struggling to make ends meet during an economic crisis, the Yankees continue to push salary bars to stratospheric heights — while simultaneously holding out their tin cups on street corners in order to build new mansions.
    It is the Yankees’ fault that fat people living near St. Petersburg don’t want to go to Rays games.
    Yes, the Yankees are killing baseball.
    Death by a thousand thousand paper cuts of multi-million dollar paychecks and billion dollar revenues.
    So if Sabathia’s right hand and Burnett’s left end up working together to merely tie one another’s shoes for a few years, you’ll know why: God is trying to save it.
    And if they don’t, God is dead. Or just too fat to see his shoelaces.

    attackgerbil December 16, 2008, 2:21 pm
  • So… many… sacrifices. God will make people one-armed and fat because he must.
    Brilliant.
    I’m not nearly smart enough to figure out anything in this sentence. But I bet Yankees and AIG execs are fat.
    Hal and Hank agree with you. Sorry, couldn’t resist.

    Atheose December 16, 2008, 2:30 pm
  • I thought the article would get some of you guys going…who knew it would be the calm and subdued AG???

    krueg December 16, 2008, 2:54 pm
  • > calm and subdued
    Thorazine drip ran out.

    attackgerbil December 16, 2008, 3:40 pm
  • still wondering if ag is a yank fan….

    dc December 16, 2008, 7:57 pm
  • ag should make a poll about that.

    attackgerbil December 16, 2008, 8:42 pm

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