This And That

Tyler Kepner’s Sunday piece on C.C. Sabathia has an interesting quote from Jorge Posada, who says that due to C.C.’s rapid delivery, “I got plenty of time to throw a guy out.”

This makes Yankee fans happy.

The rest of this filler-piece delves into the touchy-feely realm of leadership, camaraderie, and clubhouse “chemistry.” Normally, gerbil glides over this sort of fluff, but rah-rah is better than reading tawdry tripe telling of nice Johns. Better yet, Kepner does something special in this article by giving us the gift of a word game:

Mike Mussina was cerebral and introverted, Kevin Brown was edgy and antisocial, Randy Johnson was suspicious and insecure.

This also makes Yankee fans happy, because now we have something to do while waiting for baseball to start. Let your free association fly, and play by the rules Kepner unwittingly penned.

Here are a few starters:

Joe Torre was stoic and sleepy.
Carl Pavano was Edsel and Corvair.
David Wells was round and sticky.
Curt Schilling was sock and bloody.
Karim Garcia was angry and who?
Kevin Youkilis was furry and furrier.
Shelley Duncan was Gomer and Pyle.
Dustin Pedroia was shorter and shortiest.

and…. GO!

7 comments… add one
  • Gotsta call a party foul on myself for redundancy, twice. Fixing:
    Kevin Youkilis was Greek and walkiest.
    Dustin Pedroia was valuable and shortiest.

    attackgerbil March 23, 2009, 3:03 pm
  • Manny was Manny and Manny

    Nick-YF March 23, 2009, 4:49 pm
  • Derek Jeter was calm-eyed and fistpumpy.
    Curt Schilling was heroic and mouthy.
    Jason Varitek was overpaid and leadershipful.
    Jacoby Ellsbury was pretty and speederish.

    Jackie (SF) March 23, 2009, 4:54 pm
  • A-Rod was man am I good-looking

    SF March 23, 2009, 5:45 pm
  • Kepner pens: “Sabathia uses a slide step from the stretch, which helped Jorge Posada catch three potential base stealers in a minor league game against the Pittsburgh Pirates.”
    Posada tossed out Pirates. There’s your answer.

    Chris Carter was hitty and unfieldy
    Mark Tiexiera was neuveau riche and unsuspecting
    Mike Lowell was grateful and wobbly
    Jon Lester was heroic and grateful
    David Letterman was old and married
    Sarah Palin was opportunistic and disingenuous
    Dick Cheney was clouded and bitter
    Joe Girardi was protective and suspicious
    Bernie Williams was graceful and persevering
    Carl Yastrzemski was persevering and workmanlike
    Bill McNeal is innocent and jaded

    I'mBillMcNeal March 23, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • Off-topic, but anyone else watching the WBC? Some exciting stuff..

    Lar March 24, 2009, 1:27 am
  • I missed the game Lar, went to bed at a reasonable hour. Daisuke won the MVP again though, which is sweet.

    Atheose March 24, 2009, 6:54 am

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