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Will the Red Sox now sign Inigo Montoya?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 19, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

guest2.jpgSo it turns out that new Yankees pitcher Count Tyrone Ruge Oneli Pérez is polydactylic.

What does that mean, you ask? He has six fingers on each hand. I had no idea before I was sent to his Wikipedia page by Mark, an alert reader.

Perez was claimed off waivers today from the Indians (see the Game 72 post) and sent to Trenton.

When asked about Perez, Brian Cashman smiled. “I got the pitcher from Cleveland you’ve all been expecting,” he said.

Alas he didn’t say, “Inconceivable!”

(If you have no idea what in the hell I’m writing about, it’s a reference to the fantastic movie The Princess Bride. If you have never seen it, go pick up a copy.)

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49 Responses to “Will the Red Sox now sign Inigo Montoya?”

  1. Pierce - 2008 Best Actress Academy Award June 19th, 2008 at 1:12 am

    Does he do a double circle change?

  2. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 19th, 2008 at 1:13 am

    My name is Brian Cashman. I need some bullpen help. Prepare to get booed at Yankee Stadium.

  3. Yu DARVISH PTRS 08 June 19th, 2008 at 1:15 am

    hah well done R OPrime

  4. mel June 19th, 2008 at 1:15 am

    Uh, we wanted Rafi.

    I hope everyone refrains from making jokes about his congenital condition.

    Like the humor coach in Borat said, in America we try not to make jokes about what you cannot change. Which brings the question, why not have surgery?

  5. mel June 19th, 2008 at 1:17 am

    Can Wagner get a save for Manuel?

    I can’t believe I’m cheering for him, can’t stand the guy. Biggest mouth after Schilling and Paps.

  6. Raya June 19th, 2008 at 1:18 am

    does he throw any unique pitches? i wonder if he can do some crazy things with the ball

  7. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:18 am

    the Angels are 201-2 since ‘05 when leading after the 8th inning. Wagner saves this game it will only be the 3rd loss in 204 games since 05′ the Angels lose.

  8. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 1:19 am

    He’s going to do it.

  9. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 19th, 2008 at 1:19 am

    Hmm, I should try a better one, now that I think about it.

    Brian: You know, Oneli, normally I love watching you work, but I’ve got my team’s 27th World Championship to plan, CC’s free agency to steal, and Red Sox Nation to frame for it. I’m swamped!

  10. Pierce - 2008 Best Actress Academy Award June 19th, 2008 at 1:20 am

    Having an extra finger might be an advantage for a pitcher. Though I bet its tough to figure out how to go about working on his grip for someone who doesn’t have that extra digit.

    For some people who have this extra finger, it isn’t much, very little function and development. Some do have a more prounouced finger though they are usually much shorter in length.

  11. Al from BK June 19th, 2008 at 1:22 am

    My name is Inigo Montoya, you killed my father. Prepare to die!

  12. Buddy Biancalana June 19th, 2008 at 1:25 am

    Those extra fingers must help Oneli type like 120 words per minute too!

  13. inigo montoya June 19th, 2008 at 1:26 am

    WOW

  14. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 June 19th, 2008 at 1:27 am

    If I could type 120 wpm, I could write a novel in like a month.

  15. inigo montoya June 19th, 2008 at 1:27 am

    NO SIR YOUR WRONG MY NAMAE IS INIGO MONTOYA.PREPARE TO DIE

  16. Raya June 19th, 2008 at 1:28 am

    darvish, hire vezzini…he’d get omar out for you. even if its inconceivable.

  17. Al from BK June 19th, 2008 at 1:29 am

    If only we could find a lady……hello lady!

  18. inigo montoya June 19th, 2008 at 1:30 am

    YOU KILLED MY FAMILY. YOU ATE THE CAKE. YOU SHAT ON THESE WALLS RAY.

  19. RustyJohn June 19th, 2008 at 1:31 am

    I say there should be a game where Pete puts movie references in each blog posting and the reader who gets it right wins…..wins….wins….um, like to read a free blog or something.

  20. Al from BK June 19th, 2008 at 1:32 am

    Hey Inigo check this out:
    http://kramerwhoa.ytmnd.com/

  21. ML June 19th, 2008 at 1:34 am

    Rebecca,

    Excellent line! That’s really funny.

    Great story off the director’s commentary on the DVD:

    Rob Reiner (who directed Princess Bride) was at a restaurant and a big mafia boss was there (I think it was John Gotti). Outside was a limo with a large Italian guy standing next to it, clearly waiting for Gotti to finish dinner. Rob was a little intimidated, and was trying to walk by quickly when the guy says to him “You killed my father, prepare to die.” Rob freezes for a moment in panic before the guy smiles and says “I loved that movie!”

  22. ML June 19th, 2008 at 1:35 am

    Also, I have to say all hail Christopher Guest, who played the six fingered man. His mockumentaries (Best in Show, A Mighty Wing, etc.) are some of the best comedies of the last 10 or 20 years.

  23. a.b.k June 19th, 2008 at 1:47 am

    cool, 6 fingers!

  24. brian June 19th, 2008 at 1:51 am

    just as long as he’s not pterodactylic!

  25. tonyb June 19th, 2008 at 1:57 am

    Do you think we can sign Scaramanga to catch?

  26. Count_Zero June 19th, 2008 at 2:05 am

    For those of you speculating it he has any crazy six fingered pitches, or if it actually affects his pitching in anyway, remember Antonio Alfonseca? He had been in the league for a while and had the same condition but was just a regular boring old reliever unfortunately….finger never even touched the ball.

  27. Pepitone June 19th, 2008 at 2:07 am

    So, Peter, what do you think? Can we swing a deal for Derek Lowe?????

    Still waiting for an answer.

    knock…knock…knock…hello…Peter…are you awake?

  28. Pepitone June 19th, 2008 at 2:08 am

    Oh, I almost forgot,

    We could sign one of the following:

    Bill Hands

    Rollie Fingers

    or Six Fingers Brown for our next starter.

  29. Phil June 19th, 2008 at 2:09 am

    Mordecai Brown is jealous.

  30. Fat Free June 19th, 2008 at 2:21 am

    Where’s the guy from, 3-Mile Island?

  31. Wolf In Pinstripes June 19th, 2008 at 2:34 am

    ML –

    Can’t forget Spinal Tap among the great mockumentary works of Christopher Guest. ;)

  32. Brandon (Jose Tabata stays) (Johan Santana HR count: 13) June 19th, 2008 at 2:37 am

    This is hilarious

    Brian Cashman said Wednesday’s acquisition of pitcher Sidney Ponson was an obvious move. Still, you have to wonder when a notorious malcontent such as Texas Rangers outfielder Milton Bradley says of the righthander, “Wow, that dude’s got issues.

    “whatever happened in Texas hopefully stays in Texas.” His most recent round of troubles began a little more than three weeks ago when the Rangers were in Tampa Bay. According to reports, Ponson responded to being “cut-off” by the hotel bartender by challenging him to a fight, and teammates had to intervene. It was the night before his seventh start of the season and he got shellacked the next day.

    Ponson, 31, offered to help the team out by making his ninth start on three days’ rest because two starters were dealing with personal issues. Ponson was reportedly belligerent to manager Ron Washington about coming out in the fifth inning because errors had led to four of the six runs he gave up. The last straw came the next week when Ponson was told his next start would be pushed back a day to accommodate staff ace Kevin Millwood. He responded by pitching a fit in which he allegedly challenged Washington to a throw-down. “Some of the things he said about the staff, other players in the clubhouse, it wasn’t even a decision,” Rangers GM Jon Daniels told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “It was a very easy decision. There are just certain things you don’t tolerate from somebody on the club. I haven’t heard any players complaining.

    Jesus take the wheel pleeeeeeeeeeease !

  33. Pinstripes June 19th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    The Yankees have within the last month signed an ambidextrous pitcher, a polydactylic pitcher, and an alcoholic pitcher.

  34. Fat Free June 19th, 2008 at 4:35 am

    hopefully, Ponson doesn’t get the DTs during his start.

  35. GreenBeret7 June 19th, 2008 at 5:54 am

    Pepitone, if you feel the need to be funny, it would help to be accurate. The name is Mordecai “Three Finger” Brown.

  36. jv June 19th, 2008 at 6:43 am

    Great entry, but that pic is not of Inigo Montoya, that’s the 6 fingered man (C. Guest). Montoya was played by what’s-his-name from Chicago Hope…

  37. The Monarch June 19th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    (If you have no idea what in the hell I’m writing about, it’s a reference to the fantastic movie The Princess Bride. If you have never seen it, go pick up a copy.)

    Peter,

    Better yet, go pick up a copy of the book by William Goldman.

  38. rover June 19th, 2008 at 8:49 am

    uhhh, yankee fans must all be rich, seems they spend 1/3 of their day asleep, 1/3 blogging 1/3 watching movies, you guys got jobs or something? 1/3 watching games, 1/3 +1/3 +1/3 +1/3 = 1 kinda like yogi’s pizza.

  39. ANdy in Sunny Daytona June 19th, 2008 at 8:56 am

    Oneli Pérez is twice as the man as Mordecai Brown. Hhahahahahah, ok, not funny.

  40. Drew June 19th, 2008 at 9:12 am

    “My name is Brian Cashman. I need some bullpen help. Prepare to get booed at Yankee Stadium.”

    LOL!

    Where did I leave that wheelbarrow?

  41. Brandon June 19th, 2008 at 10:20 am

    He should be really good at guitar hero.

  42. JMO June 19th, 2008 at 10:25 am

    I have spent many years developing an immunity to iocaine powder…and also to when Farnsworth gets the call in the 8th with a lead…

  43. Christine June 19th, 2008 at 10:55 am

    A good article, Pete, and a great movie.

    So many memorable quotes:

    “Bye bye, boys. Have fun storming the castle!”

  44. The Monk June 19th, 2008 at 11:51 am

    Um, if someone on this blog hasn’t seen The Princess Bride, doesn’t that give irrefutable evidence that he’s a beantown beanhead? Only the soulless haven’t seen TPB, beantown trolls are soulless, therefore they haven’t seen TPB.

    Works for me.

  45. anita bonghit June 19th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    is that the movie with andre the giant?

  46. The Monarch June 19th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Yes, Andre the Giant played Fezzik.

    Seriously folks…pick up the book, it’s even better than the movie and some elements in it that the movie could not incorporate.

    Goldman is a great writer. He wrote the book “Marathon Man,” which was also made into a movie (Dustin Hoffman, Laurence Oliver..again, the book is better…”Is it safe?”) and he wrote the screenplay for the movie, “Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.”

  47. 213 Area Code June 19th, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    I swear, I love The Blog!
    Any way to reference Pavano as Princess Buttercup?

  48. Stanny46 June 19th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Sweet! Princess Bride is a classic. If you haven’t seen it….where the heck have you been for the last 20 years? Mandy Patinkin is brilliant in that movie!

  49. Marc W June 19th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    I want to see a picture of Perez’s hand and nice Princess Bride reference

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