Sunday, November 3, 2013

Poll Results: Starting Third Basemen For 2014

On Thursday while everyone was out either trick or treating or eating their kids, brothers, families, etc candy we asked the readers who they wanted to be their starting third basemen in 2014 and the results are in. HERE is the original post and HERE is the results page. For all those wondering Alex Rodriguez was included on the poll and surprisingly he did not win but Mark Reynolds did with about 30% of the votes. David Adams got as many votes as Alex and Derek Jeter only got one vote less than A Rod, the Yankees fans have spoken.

World Series Wrap-Up

Wow, I'm VERY late on this, but here's a quick Series wrap-up, because it can really just boil down to a few basic points:

1. Papi's INSANE at the plate.
2. The Cardinals couldn't hit; the only breaks they got were Breslow throwing the ball into the stands and an obstruction call.
3. This season shows how valuable every coach is, not just the manager. Bringing back John Farrell, Terry Francona's pitching coach, who's been around most of this team through its success, proved to be a gold-star move. He made more than an immediate impact. This team went from worst to first in one season.
4. I knew the Cardinals were done after they lost Game 4. Jon Lester was in too much of a zone for Game 5 and the Cards weren't winning two on the road.

That is all. We have a long, cold, but hopefully successful winter ahead of I'm off to go negotiate Cano's contract.

'Till Next Time!

Neil Dwyer @neildwyer1993

Poll Results: Starting Catcher For 2014

On Wednesday we continued our polls for the week by asking our readers who they thought the New York Yankees should have as their starting catcher for 2014 and the results are in. HERE is the original post and HERE is the results page. The overwhelming results were for Brian McCann with 41% of the votes with the top four being filled with Austin Romine, Francisco Cervelli, and JR Murphy in that order. Surprisingly Chris Stewart did not receive a single vote. Thank you for all who voted!

Poll Results: Yankees Additions To The Rotation

On Tuesday we asked the readers who they thought that the Yankees should target this year in free agency to shore up the starting rotation and the results are in. HERE is the original post and HERE is the results page. Again thank everyone for their support of this post, their support on Twitter, and their overall support of the site because it's not worth it without you guys! We had 34 votes on this one, and multiple votes were allowed since we are probably going to target multiple starters this offseason, and the winner was Masahiro Tanaka with a dominant 27 votes of the 34 total. Hiroki Kuroda received 16 votes, Matt Garza received 8 votes, and AJ Burnett, Tim Hudson, Phil Hughes, Ubaldo Jiminez, and Paul Maholm all received one vote while Josh Johnson received two votes.

Poll Results: Your 2014 Right Fielder

On Monday we asked you guys to vote in our poll on who you wanted to be the starting right fielder in 2014 and the results are in. HERE is the original post and HERE is the results from the 46 votes we got this week. Thank you for your participation and continued support of this site and congratulations to Carlos Beltran for winning the poll with a staggering 52% vote tally followed by Curtis Granderson with 26%.

Gawker Covers The World Series

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Fuck Boston

Last night, for the first time in 95 years, the Boston Red Sox won the World Series at home in Fenway Park. Fuck the city of Boston, in general.
Boston is not a good city.
Fuck the Boston Red Sox. Fuck your dirty beards. Fuck your scrappy-band-of-sailors persona. Fuck your iconic little ballpark. Fuck the big green wall in your outfield. Fuck the people wearing Red Sox hats, particularly pink ones. Fuck your undeserved underdog attitude. Fuck your celebrity fans. Fuck your regular fans. Fuck your riotous celebrations.
Fuck all of New England. But in particular, Boston.
Fuck your reputation as a center of learning. Fuck your colleges and universities. Fuck your swarms of students. Fuck the hyper-intellectuals, the frat boys, and everyone in between. Fuck MIT. You could have gone to Caltech, where it's sunny. You fools. Fuck Harvard. Fuck your cozy book stores. Fuck Cambridge. Fuck the bridge you have to cross to get there. Fuck rowing in the Charles. Fuck that as a pastime. Get a better pastime, jerks.
Fuck Boston (the band).
That was a long time ago. Get over it.Fuck your regional food specialties. Fuck your tendency to claim all of Irish immigrant culture as your own. Fuckmovies set in your small regional city. Fuck your accent. Fuck the Puritans. Fuck Samuel Adams. Fuck Paul Revere. Fuck the entirety of your celebrated colonial history.
Fuck the Big Dig. Dig it, already. I'm so sick of hearing about your stupid hole. Fuck your talk radio stations. Fuck Tom Brady. Fuck your bleak and desolate winters. Fuck the poor bastards in all of the surrounding states who are forced to rely on you as the only real urban center in close proximity. I feel for them. Fuck your museums. Fuck your bus station. Fuck your aquarium. I can't believe you imprison fish in such an awful town. Fuck your floating "Duck Tour" vehicles. What's wrong with driving on the road? Why do you have to drive in the water? Why are you always making things complicated?
Fuck Cheers.
I have some dear, dear friends from Boston. Great people. I love them. I would not want them to read this and get the wrong idea. It's important to me that I take a moment to make this point to them: Fuck Boston.
It's too cold there. Who needs it?
Boston people get mad when you say these things. If I said this in Boston, I would probably get my head beat in. Fuck your violent tendencies. That's mean. I'm a person too. Fuck your denial of my humanity. Other people in Boston try to over-intellectualize it. "You're not even giving any real reasons," they whine. "You're just saying 'fuck' things. You don't even make sense." Jesus, the whining. Always the whining and arguing, from Boston people. Can we have one conversation that doesn't have to be all about you? Fuck your self-centered inability to admit that your enemies are correct. Try seeing it from the perspective of the rest of the world, for once. Put yourself in our shoes. Now think about Boston. Come on. Seriously. Come on. Really. Come on. Boston. Really now. Boston?
Come on. Boston?

This Day In New York Yankees History 11/3

On this day in 1992 the Cincinnati Reds traded Paul O'Neill  and Joe DeBerry to the New York Yankees for Roberto Kelly. This was an absolute steal for the Yankees as O'Neill would be a mainstay with the Yankees in right field until his retirement in 2002. O'Neill would be a part of four World Series championship teams and was also on the field during the greatest World Series of all time in my opinion in 2001.

On this day in 2001, and this is not Yankees history that we are going to want to remember, the Arizona Diamondbacks bashed out 21 hits in the first six innings in Game 6 of the 2001 World Series with the New York Yankees setting a new World Series record. The previous record was 20 when the New York Giants beat up on the New York Yankees in 1921 and the St. Louis Cardinals beat up on the Boston Red Sox in 1946.