Elena Kagan, Players break down Supreme Court nominee’s plate approach
“First of all,” Mets outfielder Jeff Francoeur said, “I’ll say that she’s choked way too far up on the bat. It looks like the lower hand’s kind of too much over, knuckles need alignment. You can tell she’s gripping the bat way too hard. She’s not going to be able to get it there.
“The stance is not very good. Her feet are kind of open here. That’s not going to make for a real good, powerful stance. Smiling at the pitcher is probably not a great idea.
“I do like how the head is turned. Her shoulders are nice. She’s balanced. But it’s not a very strong stance and you can’t smile at the pitcher or you’re gonna get hit. You’re gonna get hit.”
When told that she is a Mets fan, Francoeur shifted his position. “Is she?” he asked. “Well, tell her I like her then. Tell her she’s got a good stance.”
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I love Glenn Greenwald but dude, she’s a Mets fan. That’s enough for me… Oh wait, Bill O’Reilly is a Mets fan also. Maybe I have to rethink this…
I am well aware of my Mets’ many flaws but can we once and for all put an end to the idea that somehow Yankee fans are classier or better than any other fan base? Fans boo, it’s mean-spirited and unkind. It happens in all sports in every state. So, please Yankee fans zip it.
The Yanks could not draw 3 million when they had good (not great) teams in the 80’s, with stars such as Mattingly, Winfield and R. Henderson. Bottom line, they fill that stadium because the Yankees win and for that reason only. Not because of tradition or the holy pinstrpes or because they don’t wear names on their uniforms. And of course it was nice that the Yankee fans gave Hideki Matsui two standing ovations on opening day but that was because of performance, not because of Yankee fan class that was claimed yesterday, yeah, I’m looking at you ION . Please, people booing and jeering is not called a ‘Bronx cheer’ for nothing. Baseball rant over. thx.
a foul pole, but if struck it’s fair. why not a fair pole?
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Opening Day, can almost touch it
so sad :(
Statue Behaving Badly
“Three-Fingered Brown, gee, he was one of the wonders of baseball.”
~ Al Bridwell,
was one of baseball’s most dominating pitchers during the first two decades of the century. He gained his unusual nickname from two childhood accidents. When he was seven years old, he caught the index finger on his right hand in his uncle’s corn shredder and had to have it amputated above the knuckle; just weeks after the first mishap, he broke his third and fourth fingers chasing a hog, and they never grew straight.
Agent Scott Boras on #Mets interest in Matt Holliday
He only works night games.
His signals are creepy.
When managers argue
he makes them feel sleepy.
He never appears
in the photos we snap.
A widows peak peeks out
from under his cap
when he takes a nap
in the dugout.
His eyes bug out
and he hisses like a frightened cat
at the sight of a broken bat.
How weird is that?
Once, while waiting on deck
I caught him staring
at the back of the catcher’s neck.
Calef Brown - drawger
Phills Brett Myers Denied Roster Spot, Kiss