And we’re back. Did you miss me? I missed you, you adorable little anonymous Internet users. Anyway, let’s not waste any time and get right to the quotes.
Today we have Stephen Strasburg getting some rough news, Charlie Manuel getting frustrated and Minnesota getting some recognition.
Everybody knew our pitching was depleted and we were bound for a letdown. I’m not saying we were going to beat Japan. I think they were the best team here at everything by far, pitching, hitting. But I think last night is how we want to be remembered.
Hey, everybody. Take your class cues from everybody involved with the Little League World Series, there are quotes all over this thing. It is the great uniter. It will save us all. It’s not the tournament we need, it’s the tournament we deserve. Uh…other platitudes.
It’s time for this organization to move on and be tough on the players. We’re not going to go through, `OK, let’s wait for another month. It might be better.’ It never happens.
Agents and doctors and different opinions make guys take a different way. Now it’s time for the Marlins to take our way. I don’t care about opinions. That’s the way we’re going to do it from now on.
Oh God, I’ve been away too long and I forgot how much I love Ozzie Guillen. I’ll never leave you again, Ozzie.
I am shocked by what I’m seeing from Derek Jeter right now. They all said he was washed up. All of a sudden, this man has turned 38 years of age in June and already he has more hits than he had last year. … I’m seeing a whole new guy this year from last year … Are you kidding me? You would have to have your head in the sand or your head somewhere else not to at least wonder, ‘How is he doing this?’
I am not saying he uses a thing, I have no idea. But within the confines of his sport, it is fair for all of us, in fact you are remiss, if you don’t at least think about this.
Here’s Skip Bayless, totally ignoring the power of the written spoken word. Has Rosenthal not explained this to you? And how dare you insinuate things about Derek Jeter? That’s like saying negative things about Lance Armstro-…oh, wait. (Seriously though, Skip. Shut the fuck up)
I said something to him on the plane, you know: `You’ve got a few more to go.’ He might pitch 10 innings one game, or he might just go five. ”I asked Rizz, `Do you want me to hook him after three? Save some innings?’
Rough time for Davey Johnson to give bad news to Strasburg. Couldn’t he have waited til they were off the team jet? News of being shut down really ruins a good tuna tartar. (This is probably not at all what happened and I have no doubt that everything I just said is false. Journalism!)
Target Field is just spectacular. Every time I’m here, I just can’t tell you how impressive this is. So this will be a great showplace for the 2014 All-Star game.
Seriously, Selig. Get The Hold Steady to play at halftime. Oh, right, baseball. Add a halftime? Sing the anthem, whatever. Do it. Maybe Dillinger Four too? And, uh…Prince? Yeah, definitely Prince. I have now exhausted all the things I know about Minnesota.
My frustration grows any time I see anybody not hustle. It grows if I see the other team not hustle.
Well, I officially love Charlie Manuel. I want to see this strange idea of benching players who don’t hustle cross over to other sports. Except the NBA. Because then there’d be nobody playing.
I don’t even know what our five-man rotation is.
Adam Jones and the Baltimore Orioles, ladies and gentlemen! The second place Baltimore Orioles. In late August. If you need me, I’ll be over there, banging my head into a wall.
Stroman, a right-hander with Double-A New Hampshire, tested positive for Methylhexaneamine, a banned stimulant. Stroman, who played college ball at Duke, received a $1.8 million bonus when he signed with Toronto last month
And now back to the wall. I’ll be with you in a minute. Jesus, Stroman. Come on!
They want to win, and they want to win now. So I’d like to hold on with both hands and see just how far they’ll take this ballclub – because I really think they’re going to take it as high as it can possible go. And with all the optimism, it would be pretty hard to walk away from that.
We are all better for Vin Scully’s decision to come back next year. Seriously, Dodgers, trade for everybody in the entire league and win the next 12 World Series if it’ll keeps in around. How about a Pujols? Would you like a Verlander? If Vin’s not calling games, it doesn’t really matter anyway.