Archive for February 16, 2009

Yogi for no reason

Posted: February 16, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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I’ve been thinking of Yogi Berra today for no particular reason. It is my opinion that he is one of the best if not the best catcher who ever played the game. 3 MVP an ungodly number of rings and just smart baseball all around. Just check out the stats here.

Of course today people forget how good a player he was because of the Yogi-isms. That way of speaking that has made him known to a new generation that never saw him play.

This Aflac commercial is one of my favorites.

Yeah I know he’s a Yankee but how can one not like Yogi?

5 Years ago in Red Sox history…A-Rod

Posted: February 16, 2009 by datechguy in baseball
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Again looking back at that 2004 season the news this week was A-Rod going to the Yankees. Baseball Musings said the following:

Soriano for Rodriguez is a great deal, especially since money doesn’t matter to the Yankees. It’s the wrong move in terms of defense; Jeter is the one who should move. And of course, who’s going to play 2nd?

Actually, they are going to score so many runs they can probably get by without a second baseman. A murder’s row of A-Rod, Giambi and Sheffield (in any order you choose), surrounded by Jeter, Posada, Williams and Matsui. All Lofton and the new second baseman have to do is play defense.

You think Boston fans are a little upset?

He linked to Bambino’s Curse which had this to say…

The word according to Theo,

“We talk about a player’s makeup, but what we want to know is, `Is he a good teammate?'” — Theo Epstein (Holley, Globe).

As it shall be spoken, so it will be done.

With the advantage of hindsight we note that the Red Sox have won two world series since the A-Rod trade. That is two more than the Yankees have made it to.

Another great illustration of the stimulus bill. It’s all for the good of the country

You’re not economists then? Oh Blimey no!

Pretty nice guy that Frank Caliendo

Posted: February 16, 2009 by datechguy in fun
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Since both boys made the honor roll celebrated by taking them to foxwoods to see Frank Caliendo. (Tickets were pretty low for the cheap seats). Not only was he show pretty funny but he stayed after the show and signed everything and took pictures with everyone who wanted to.

His tour tickets are available here. It’s worth a visit.