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Automatic Idle

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 03, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This from radio legend Sweeny Murti: The Yankees have won the last six games that Carl Pavano has started.

OK, so three were in 2008, two were in 2007 and one was in 2005. But six in a row is six in a row. When the Idle pitches, the Yankees win. Mark it down.

Pavano wasn’t happy with his outing tonight. Given six runs of support, he couldn’t through the fifth inning.

“I feel like I cheated my team tonight,” he said.

Tonight? Tonight?

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29 Responses to “Automatic Idle”

  1. PUDGE, THE 08 CURSE September 3rd, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    sweeny murti and radio legend should never appear in the same sentence

  2. rover September 3rd, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    For now I’ll take the win Carl

  3. Jeter No.2 September 3rd, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Sweeney the best ever.

  4. nick September 3rd, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    “sweeny murti and radio legend should never appear in the same sentence”

    Unless used as antonyms, of course.

  5. COL 88 September 3rd, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Ok so tomorrow night are you going to watch

    Giants/Redskins – Opening of NFL season
    Yankees/Tampa – Rasner vs. Kazmir

  6. Rebecca--Optimist Prime September 3rd, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    You know, Pavano’s gonna have a monster year next year, with another team.

    Maybe the Tigers.

  7. Brandon (90210 was worth it )..."we play today, we lose today, das it". September 3rd, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Eversince Sweeney has become the Yankees beat reporter we haven’t won :lol:

  8. pat September 3rd, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    Tonight marked the Rays first series loss since the AS break?

  9. Bronx Jeers September 3rd, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Don’t worry Pavano, we’re all quite used to your letdowns.

    Meanwhile Mussina vs Silva on Sun afternoon. # 18 looking probable.

    Can Rasner keep the streak alive?

    Magic number falls to 17 with 23 games left.

  10. Christina September 3rd, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Pete look at it this way– Pavano hasnt lost a game for us since 2005. It has to be a record of some sort.

  11. RustyJohn September 3rd, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    My prediction of Carl Pavano, season savior and winner of the one-game tie-breaker at the end of the year, is coming to fruition. Now, he needs to get bump into Alyssa Milano on some NYC street, hook up with her, light up a smoke and then tell her to get the !@#$ out of his apartment….

    A man looks into the abyss, Carl, sees there’s nothing looking back at him. At that moment a man finds his character, and that is what keeps him out of the abyss.

  12. S.A.-Taking it one game at a time. This offense is still offensive. September 3rd, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Ok so tomorrow night are you going to watch

    Giants/Redskins – Opening of NFL season
    Yankees/Tampa – Rasner vs. Kazmir

    Watch Giants/Redskins and follow Yanks/Rays via gameday

  13. Bronx Jeers September 3rd, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    “A man looks into the abyss, Carl, sees there’s nothing looking back at him. At that moment a man finds his character, and that is what keeps him out of the abyss.”

    Another guy with a Hal Holbrook reference. Is there a whole sub-culture of Holbrook fans that I’m not aware of in here?

  14. Christina September 4th, 2008 at 12:15 am

    hangnaillllllll

  15. A.B.K September 4th, 2008 at 12:44 am

    The Yankees are just helping out the Red Sox by beating the Rays. (Red Sox now just 3 behind Rays).

  16. JJNJ September 4th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    TONIGHT? Hahahahahaahahhahahahaha

  17. YanksFan23 September 4th, 2008 at 1:02 am

    He’s going to end up with the Red Sox. Just one more way for him to stick it to Yankee fans

  18. nyyfaninlaaland September 4th, 2008 at 1:10 am

    Let’s hope so.

    Pavano will struggle if his fastball holds at 87.

  19. Hybrid Moments September 4th, 2008 at 2:45 am

    Mussina throws a fastball that reguarly clocks in at 85MPH. Velocity has nothing to do with success, its all about location and changing speeds.

  20. Bo knows September 4th, 2008 at 3:59 am

    Trust me, Heater is good. Ask Moose if he’d like his 94 MPH heater back. 94 is easier.

  21. TGFizeek September 4th, 2008 at 9:13 am

    “I feel like I cheated my team tonight,” he said.

    Tonight? Tonight?

    Absolutely Hilarious

  22. 86w183 September 4th, 2008 at 9:14 am

    Each additional MPH increases the margin of error, but losing velocity often leads a pitcher to become more committed to command, location, movement and change of speeds. some guys (Mussina, Guidry) make the adjustments and extend their careers.

    But Bo knows is right…. they’d all prefer to keep their best heater for as long as possible.

  23. ANSKY September 4th, 2008 at 9:19 am

    Pavano’s fastball is in the upper 80′s?

    Sounds like he’s in that ‘dead arm’ period some guys get part way through the season. Pavano’s still in the ‘dead arm’ period from the ’05 season but like with everyone else, it’ll eventually pass.

    If Pavano feels like he cheated his team by not being able to go another inning or so (or even into the 7th or 8th) then maybe he should offer to give back some of the money he was paid for what he might consider a full effort.

    He can pitch well when (sorry .. ‘if’) healthy so he knows what he can (sorry … ‘should’) be able to do out there. He was a slightly above average pitcher (by his career stats) who went 18-8 the year before he came to the Yanks. IMO, something around 15-10 records would have been expected of him on average.

  24. ANSKY September 4th, 2008 at 9:26 am

    Not to defend Pavano but objectively speaking … being out for so long you really can’t expect him to be 100% for a while. Upper 80′s is no surprise if he used to be low 90′s before all the injuries. And I’d expect any guy to need some time to get his finesse back too.

    Still, he should have won at least 60 games for the Yanks so far over his over 4 years here, not 6.

  25. Yankee2123 September 4th, 2008 at 9:36 am

    If he can hold up the rest of the way, and win say 5 or 6 games, pick up the option, eat a few dollars and trade the bum.

  26. Drive 4-5 September 4th, 2008 at 9:40 am

    “Pitching is what I do” – Carl Pavano.

    He actually said that a couple of weeks ago! LOL

  27. Tint September 4th, 2008 at 9:58 am

    lmao @ Tonight? Tonight? :D

  28. RustyJohn September 4th, 2008 at 10:54 am

    Hell yes there is a Hal Holbrook subculture- it is kind of like The Sons of Lee Marvin. There is also a Lou Manheim subculture- they are known as Ron Paul voters- “Jesus, you can’t make a buck in this market, the country’s going to hell faster than when that SOB Roosevelt was in charge- too much cheap money sloshing around the world. Worst mistake we ever made was letting Nixon get off the gold standard.”

  29. Jono Graves September 4th, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    ‘When the Idle pitches, the Yankees win. Mark it down.’

    Is ‘The Idle’ the new Kenny Rogers?

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