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Joe Posnanski: your new Senior Writer for SI (Not No More, He Ain't)

Discussion in 'Our Errors are Mistakes: The Media Forum' started by John Marzano Olympic Hero, Oct 18, 2007.

  1. drleather2001

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    I went to Yankee Stadium in 2003/2004 and, after an inning where the Yankees scored a couple of runs on a HR but with the Red Sox still winning, I got up between innings to go get a beer and take a piss. A Yankees fan stood up in front of me on the stairs and put his arms up to shoulder height and said "What? WHAT? What now?!" I said I was going to take a piss, that's whats now. He said "Yankees Home Run fucker! What now?!" I was confused, looked around, and said "Wait...the Red Sox are still winning, so...?" He sat down and called me a motherfucker under his breath.

    The lesson, of course, is that Yankees fans are subhuman and haven't yet discovered basic logic.
     
  2. johnmd20

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    Dude, home run fucker!

    What can you say to that?
     
  3. drleather2001

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    I don't know. I've wondered for most of my adult life.
     
  4. edoug

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    You invented "Look at the scoreboard"
     
  5. Spelunker

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    Sadly, this is the parable that teaches us that they're not just Yankee's fans... They're *them*.
     
  6. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    From Joe's blog:
    Full URL of the story is http://www.nbcolympics.com/news/joe-posnanski-kathleen-bakers-crohns-disease-isnt-curse
     
  7. Hildy

    Hildy Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Watching a young friend and her family deal with the same diagnosis; it is amazing how unerringly he chose the details that punch home the pain and confusion of this diagnosis.
     
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  8. 4 6 3 DP

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    My son has it. Sending this article everywhere.
     
  9. Papelbon's Poutine

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    Disappointed we have t gotten anything from him since the games started. His articles from London were fantastic. The Olympics play to his strengths, the boy wonderment of it all, etc. hoping for some good stuff this week.
     
  10. Vandalman

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  11. Mooch

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    Last week's Poscast with Kenny T where they drafted the alphabet made me laugh harder than any "comedy" podcast has in a long time. Really played the absurdity of drafting things to a whole new level, right down to Pos's explanation of trading down in the first round to avoid a certain (overrated) letter. Kind of Seinfeldian at certain points in terms of the utter silliness of the whole endeavor but with an alarming amount of thought put into the explanations behind the choices. Well done, Joe and Michael.
     
  12. ConigliarosPotential

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    Embedded in this very fine column about Terry Francona...

    http://joeposnanski.com/tito/

    ...is possibly the best comparison/contrast of the core difference between regular season baseball and postseason baseball I've read:
     
  13. PC Drunken Friar

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    Not sure if this should go in the Pos thread or this one, so I will put it in both...
    Joe Posnanski is counting backward thru his HoF ballot, from least deserving to most deserving. Of course, he will never finish it, which is why he started from the bottom, to get some guys stories out there. So far, so good. This is right up Pos' wheelhouse.

    The first two are up, Arthur Rhodes (what a strange and awesome career) and Matt Stairs. Well worth reading.

    http://joeposnanski.com/no-34-arthur-rhodes/

    http://joeposnanski.com/ballot-33-matt-stairs/
     
  14. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    The Matt Stairs piece is great.

    Actually the Rhodes piece is pretty awesome too. I love this stuff. This is why the World Wide Web was invented.
     
  15. Bergs

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    Pos is just the best. As an aside, this was the first I've heard about the Houdini book. Hopefully, no child rape cover-ups pop up while he's writing it.
     
  16. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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    I'm legitimately looking forward to the Houdini book.

    I must be an asshole because this made me chuckle.
     
  17. drleather2001

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    Yeah, I really liked that Matt Stairs bit.

    Although, I do have to wonder (unfortunately), given the era, whether or not PEDs might have been a factor. I guess I credit Pos for ignoring it.
     
  18. John Marzano Olympic Hero

    John Marzano Olympic Hero has fancy plans, and pants to match Dope

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    At this point, for me at least, I assume that just about everyone was on PEDs at some point in their career and I'm okay with it. Matt Stairs took a drug, mashed a bunch of homers, made some money, won a World Series ring and is retired. If he did do PEDs, at the end of the day, who did he really hurt (aside from maybe himself)?

    We understand the era. We know that even though he has the same numbers as Reggie Jackson and hit more dingers than Robin Yount or Paul Molitor, Stairs wasn't a better ball player than any of them.
     
  19. drleather2001

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    Yeah, I mean it's almost like an algebra problem when you're balancing equations, and you divide them both by the same number to solve for x, with "the number" being "PEDs", because everyone was on them so you can just factor it out of the comparative equation.

    Or something.
     
  20. Spacemans Bong

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    I remember somebody saying about Carlton Fisk that being a player that good from a small northern New England town was amazing. So much snow, so few games during the season.

    Matt Stairs is from Fredericton, New Brunswick. So times that by a thousand.
     
  21. Reverend

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    Oh hello, wut? Houdini was the man! I didn't know this was coming down the pipe.

    Me too. But I also have a kind of yearning... I mean...

    Remember the "big nose" scene in Roxanne? Something about Houdini and cover-ups and... I dunno.
     
  22. Fishercat

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    I was a big Matt Stairs fan through his entire career. I went to a Royals/Red Sox game with my step dad in one of our handful of really good memories to see Jeff Suppan's MLB debut. I remember that Matt (and several other players) took some time out to sign and talk with fans pre-game while Bob Hamelin snubbed us. Gave me a lot of pleasure to see Stairs really solid career over the years and to see Hamelin flame out. Heck, I have a grainy clip of Stairs' NLCS home run on demand in case I ever need a smile. Loved the article.

    I've always thought one of the good "what-if" thought pieces is Stairs. Joe (cribbed from Bill James) had a nice little precursor to this piece in an older blog of his

    http://thesoulofbaseball.blogspot.com/2007/04/hall-of-could-have-been.html

     
  23. lefty13

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    Just dropped in to say the latest Poscast draft with Ken Tremendous had me laughing like a maniac. (They draft things that they hate, which everyone else likes.) Mike Schur is at his funniest when ranting against stupid things.
     
  24. Reverend

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    When was it recorded? He disappeared from Twitter--I was wondering if he was dead or something.
     
  25. mcpickl

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    They do two podcasts every week.

    Schur going off on convertibles this week was incredible.

    Easily the most inane podcast I listen to, and it's always hilarious. Even the commercial reads are great.
     
  26. Stevie1der

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    Schur burns hot and bright on twitter then takes occasional breaks to retain his sanity.
     
  27. ConigliarosPotential

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    Number 23: Tim Wakefield.

    http://joeposnanski.com/ballot-23-tim-wakefield/

    Worth your reading time.
     
  28. nattysez

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  29. JimD

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    He did Varitek the other day.
     
  30. Bunt4aTriple

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    Leaving NBC, writing baseball full time. Scant details otherwise.
     
  31. JimD

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    It doesn't sound like he's going to another network-affiliated site or back to SI. My guess is MLB.com.
     
  32. Number45forever

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    Also per Twitter, the Poscast will live on. Thank God. I'd be really sad if Poscast drafts went away.
     
  33. Vandalman

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    I hope he finishes his Baseball 100.
     
  34. PC Drunken Friar

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  35. LogansDad

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    Shit....as the father of an 11 year old boy and 9 year old girl.... now I'm depressed. And that's the first paragraph....
     
  36. johnmd20

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    He captures so much in so few words. It's impressive.
     
  37. ConigliarosPotential

    ConigliarosPotential Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Out. Of. The. Park.
     
  38. Spelunker

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    Shit. That last line.
     
  39. JimD

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    It's even more emotional to read if you've been following his past accounts of his daughters growing up in pieces like 'Katie the Prefect' and others.
     
  40. ConigliarosPotential

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    I love how Posnanski is able to so effortlessly mock his younger self in a way that makes you both smile and grimace at the same time:

    http://joeposnanski.com/turning-50-and-the-boss/

    (I wonder if he'll ever figure out how to write this way, or something like this, about Paterno.)
     
  41. Number45forever

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    The recent Year of Hamilton and this last one on Springsteen are just perfect. So, so good.
     
  42. JimD

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    New podcast up with Ken Tremendous - talking 2017 baseball HOF candidates.
     
  43. John Marzano Olympic Hero

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    His piece on voting for either Manny or Vlad is excellent.

    Posnanski can really write.
     
  44. johnmd20

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    On the Podcast, Bagwell, Schilling, Clemens, and Bonds were hilarious. NO, OF COURSE NOT. He may or may not have done a thing that baseball tacitly encouraged him to do.
     
  45. JimD

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    Loved this:

     
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  48. Spelunker

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    The Poscast is one of the greatest joys you can plug into your ears. Schur was in excellent form for this one, and Brandon McCarthy is surprisingly fun (he was on last week as well, when they were drafting We Are the World singers).
     
  49. Bunt4aTriple

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    I love that Sepinwall, by all accounts, seems like a really nice guy and they are just willing him to become an asshole Yankees fan for the sole purpose of making him the target of their rants.

    And agreed on McCarthy. The show is typically a hard G (which I appreciate during my Daddy Taxi duties) , so his quip about which song lyric sounded like a real "dickhead" thing to say to someone had me laughing out loud in the grocery store.
     
  50. johnmd20

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    Trans-Siberian Orchestra. That entire bit was incredible.
     

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