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Prince and the Brewers have some fun

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 10, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

This might be the greatest walk-off celebration ever.

 
 

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73 Responses to “Prince and the Brewers have some fun”

  1. jay destro September 10th, 2009 at 9:37 am

    the purists will scream and cry, but let me tell you that anyone that showed up and paid admission to see that will never forget it.

  2. Cash is King September 10th, 2009 at 9:39 am

    I’m not a purist, but I didn’t like it. What the Yankees do with their walkoff celebrations is enough, what the Brewers did is just too much with 20 players falling down.

  3. bru September 10th, 2009 at 9:42 am

    times have changed

  4. tex's friend September 10th, 2009 at 9:44 am

    was it me, or did joba look like the old joba right after jeter gave him that tongue lashing in the first inning? We need that joba and not the one who has been sleepwalking the last month and a half.

  5. beanietown September 10th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    Humpty Dumpty hit a home run

    Humpty Dumpty jumped on home plate

  6. Chief YaHoo September 10th, 2009 at 9:46 am

    It was just you. Joba is over-rated and will be lucky to be in the league next year.

    ……headhunter

  7. bru September 10th, 2009 at 9:50 am

    last nights performnce by joba leads me to believe he will be good again

    a simple lashing by jeter & he starts attcking hitters ?

    i dont understnd it
    is it in his mind?
    is he affrid to get hurt?

    it looked like he was working to fast last night & maybe he gets to amped up

  8. Mark-Cant Touch This September 10th, 2009 at 9:50 am

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....ortCat=mlb

    kind of funny

  9. JS September 10th, 2009 at 9:50 am

    It’s ok, as long as Prince doesn’t get angry when SF drills him in the back.

  10. Rob in Vt. September 10th, 2009 at 9:52 am

    Cecils’ little boy did pretty good.

  11. aado September 10th, 2009 at 9:53 am

    Prince might be best served to wear the Great Gazoo helmet designed by Rawlings the next time his team plays the Giants. That was ridiculous; I expect that from 8-year old girls playing recreation softball.

  12. North September 10th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    That celebration was hilarius and very funny…

    In the NFL nothing is allowed, and its a shame. I hope mlb wont follow suit.

    So a bad team isn’t allowed to celebrat af Walk Off win??? If not why do the play the games then, if the cannot enjoy a victory. I don’t think the Brewers showed up their opponents by no means.

    The celebrated a walk off victory in a funny and untraditional way… and thats what you should do!

  13. tex's friend September 10th, 2009 at 9:58 am

    It was just you. Joba is over-rated and will be lucky to be in the league next year.

    ___

    this is either a joke or a really dumb comment coming from someone with alsolutely no knowledge of baseball.

  14. William Buckner September 10th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I’m ok with it. The Giants weren’t.

    After all, Prince is the same guy who got bent out of shape when Moto threw at him.

    He may be asking for more of the same.

  15. Mike in Harrisburg September 10th, 2009 at 9:59 am

    I think the walkoff is a unique opportunity to do that. The game is by definition over, what’s the harm?

  16. tex's friend September 10th, 2009 at 10:00 am

    for all of us who have offices that feel the need to block videos on our computers, someone tell me what Prince did last night when he celebrated?

  17. Joeshi! September 10th, 2009 at 10:04 am

    “for all of us who have offices that feel the need to block videos on our computers, someone tell me what Prince did last night when he celebrated?”

    Prince jumped on home plate and the rest of the team fell down. its actually really funny.

    and for everyone knocking this you need to lighten up. they are playing a game where you are supposed to have fun! why yell at them when they do?

  18. Erica - always OPPC September 10th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    tex’s friend
    September 10th, 2009 at 10:00 am
    for all of us who have offices that feel the need to block videos on our computers, someone tell me what Prince did last night when he celebrated?

    ****

    I have that same problem! LOL

    Corporate America is so evil

  19. Jeter's Edge - Pete, we need registered names and an edit button! September 10th, 2009 at 10:05 am

    When i read the post and the comments i was expecting much more from the video. Pretty stupid if you as me. What is it suppose to be, he’s so fat that he shakes the ground?

  20. tex's friend September 10th, 2009 at 10:09 am

    this was 2 days ago no? i saw this on sportscenter. who cares how they celebrate, short of pointing and taunting the other team. Someone needs to tell the teams the best way to shut up another team is to not give up a walkoff homerun. then you dont have to worry about how they celebrate.

  21. skinnyhead September 10th, 2009 at 10:11 am

    Did the Brewers clinch yesterday? What was that?

  22. raymagnetic September 10th, 2009 at 10:12 am

    “I’m not a purist, but I didn’t like it. What the Yankees do with their walkoff celebrations is enough, what the Brewers did is just too much with 20 players falling down.”

    It’s a game and the Brewers are having FUN playing a GAME. Get over yourself.

  23. raymagnetic September 10th, 2009 at 10:15 am

    “After all, Prince is the same guy who got bent out of shape when Moto threw at him.”

    You don’t see a difference? Ever had someone hit you with a object coming at you at 90+ miles per hour? Get over yourself.

  24. 86w183 September 10th, 2009 at 10:16 am

    It’s OK with me. You don’t want a team celebrating? Beat them!

    That said, I hope the Yankees never act that infantile.

  25. hardwired7 September 10th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    game’s over, do whatever the hell you want. that’s especially true at home.

    eventually, it will all get played out and teams will revert back to doing nothing.

  26. SJ44 September 10th, 2009 at 10:18 am

    2 innings doesn’t show anything re: Joba.

    He didn’t pitch well last night again. 3 innings, when they wanted 4, 5 baserunners, 2 runs. That’s not good at all.

    Its pretty telling that Derek Jeter, a guy who would rather eat glass than show up someone in a game, had to get in the kids face in the first inning to get him to re-focus. In September no less.

    They wanted Joba to go 4 innings last night. He knew that going into the start. The game was itself was meaningless. Its not like he had real pressure on him.

    What does he do? Continue to throw 90-91 MPH fastballs in the middle of the plate and then begin shaking off Molina after the first two hitters. In other words, “Bad Joba”, regardless of who was catching him, was in full bloom once again.

    How is it exactly that you need the captain of the team to get in your grill in the first inning, following by Molina telling him to cut out the shaking off crap, when you know you need to show something in this game? Where is his focus?

    Bottom line is, this kid is going to have to do some soul searching in the off-season and decide just how much he wants to be a successful starting pitcher. His way, which he continues to insist on doing, despite all the meetings with the manager, pitching coach and catchers, to do otherwise, isn’t working.

    These guys are looking to win a World Series. They aren’t going to put up with his nonsense much longer. He either gets it going, or they will have to make adjustments to keep him from game situations where he can hurt you.

    Jeter’s talk wasn’t a, “just stick with your pitches” type of talk.

    When Derek does that, its quick and he’s back at SS. This was more than that, as it should have been.

    Joba has a lot of talent. He also has been probably the biggest underachiever on the team this year. Talent alone doesn’t get you far in the game.

    I hope he uses this season as a lesson that he has to come to ST next year in much better shape and be a helluva lot more coachable than he has been this year.

    If he does that, this humbling season will be the best thing ever to happen to him because it will make him a pitcher player in the future.

  27. raymagnetic September 10th, 2009 at 10:20 am

    “That said, I hope the Yankees never act that infantile.”

    Yeah, because what they do for a living is so grown up. :roll:

    Do you people realize that they are GROWN MEN who play a GAME for a livng?

  28. Zero September 10th, 2009 at 10:22 am

    If Prince and the Brewers spent half the time they do on coming up with celebration performances on actually playing baseball then maybe they wouldnt be 17 games out of first right now. That bothers me more than the actual celebration.

  29. SJ44 September 10th, 2009 at 10:23 am

    Its a game and its fun. I see nothing wrong with the celebration.

    Some people think throwing shaving cream pies in somebody’s face after a game is “infantile”.

    Its baseball. Not life and death. If the Giants didn’t like it, get outs instead of giving up the GW hit.

  30. Blackaccord September 10th, 2009 at 10:27 am

    i think it was a cool celebration.. atleast they dont get a 15 yard penalty for orchestrating a celebration..

  31. hardwired7 September 10th, 2009 at 10:29 am

    semi-interesting factoid: the Yanks were able to draft Phil Hughes thanks to the compensatory draft pick they received when the Astros signed Pettitte after the 2003 season.

    In other words, if Andy had re-signed w/the Yanks in ’03, there would be no Phil Hughes on the Yankees’ roster. Now, thankfully, they have both.

  32. Doreen September 10th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    It was funny! Prince Fielder’s a big guy – I thought it was even kind of inspired – reminded me of bowling – large bowling ball knocks down the pins. And they all went down together. It was funny.

  33. Slu September 10th, 2009 at 10:30 am

    What’s the big deal? I thought it was awesome and very creative.

  34. Justin September 10th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I can’t wait til all these 50+ purists die so every1 can enjoy baseball without them angrily shaking a cane at us. The game is over who cares you pay for ENTERTAINMENT. This isn’t Church.

  35. arjay September 10th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I wouldn’t have a problem if the Yankees did that, or a first-place team, they are winners and have something to celebrate. The Brew Crew is 17 games out and going nowhere. Not that they shouldn’t celebrate a win, but this had to be planned – maybe they should should focus more on their game than on their celebrations.

    Would AJ’s pie antics go down well if the Yankees were in 4th place, 17 games out? I don’t think so.

  36. Jerrod September 10th, 2009 at 10:31 am

    I absolutely loved it.

    Will he get drilled for it? Of course he will. But playing 162 games when it’s been obvious you won’t make the playoffs since June is a complete and utter drag.

    You’ve still gotta have fun with it, and that’s great that he and his team are doing that.

  37. S.A. September 10th, 2009 at 10:33 am

    I thought it was cute and funny

  38. L to the 2nd September 10th, 2009 at 10:39 am

    I don’t have a problem with it.

    Pretty creative, actually.

    If the Giants don’t like it, then beat them.

    17 games out or not, they need to feel good about themselves. So what?

  39. MG September 10th, 2009 at 10:41 am

    it was funny but not exactly earth shaking :)

  40. Justin September 10th, 2009 at 10:44 am

    Also, please explain to me how this is any worse than the usual pile on at home plate? It’s not like he wiped his *ss with a Giants jersey at home plate or anything like that. This isn’t much worse than the Yankees throwing the helmet like a boquet.

    Anyway, fun game for a boring work day. Other team’s feelings aside and keeping it realistic let’s come up with some creative walk-off HR celebrations.

    How about batter homers rounds the bases and then jumps on top of crowd of teammates crowd surfing style?

  41. PittsburghYankeeFan September 10th, 2009 at 10:48 am

    That was great. It totally made fun of Prince’s size and weight, and dissed nobody.

  42. Damon September 10th, 2009 at 10:50 am

    The Brewers don’t have much to celebrate this season,with CC gone.I seen it a few days ago and still find it funny.

  43. randy l. September 10th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    simultaneously, cb and i put up comments in the last post.

    i responded to peter a’s column about wang. cb responded about jeter. cb’s was positive. mine was critical.

    the difference is exactly why i finished my comment with my reasoning why i wouldn’t let wang travel with the team if i were cashman or girardi.

    wang’s situation is a negative one for the yankees. we can debate the reasons for that later.

    it simply doesn’t help the yankees to have wang around right now .

    it’s good to include him sometimes because he’s a teammate, but to be there 100% of the time is an unnecessary distraction.

  44. Don Capone September 10th, 2009 at 10:51 am

    That was lame. I’d hate if the Yanks did something so cheesy.

  45. randy l. September 10th, 2009 at 11:00 am

    as far as pie in the face stuff, baseball humor is a part of the game.

    who wants to have a bunch of steve garvey’s on the team?

    i think a certain amount of irreverence and humor makes the team better.

    it would help if the pie thrower would win more of his games though.

  46. Gregory September 10th, 2009 at 11:01 am

    Hilarious! Prince Fielder sure “bowled” over his team with that walk-off HR!

  47. CountryClub September 10th, 2009 at 11:04 am

    Pretty weak.

  48. Gregory September 10th, 2009 at 11:05 am

    Hey, at least the Brewers are trying to be exciting.. my Jays are as boring as heck right now! We’re so far back of you Yankees, morale is basically zilch right now here in Toronto.

  49. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 10th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    tex’s friend
    September 10th, 2009 at 9:58 am
    It was just you. Joba is over-rated and will be lucky to be in the league next year.
    ___
    this is either a joke or a really dumb comment coming from someone with alsolutely no knowledge of baseball.
    =====

    The poster in question wrote “head hunter”. That should tip you off what motivates him/her.

    As to your question, no, it wasn’t just you.

    Joba was dramatically better. He himself said delivery-wise, that’s the best he’s felt all season – which is saying something, since he’s had a few good outings in 2009, especially right after the All-Star Break.

    You could see that coming, however.

    Whatever Jeter or Eiland said, he re-focused, and started attacking with his FB. He did it in the ChiSox start, and even in the Toronto game (with worse results).

    What’s encouraging from those starts – especially ChiSox – was that he was pushing a extremely yeoman-like FB, which he’s been reluctant to do. Toronto he started fiddlng again, but he was attacking earlier in that game.

    What happened last night is, the recommittment to establish his FB paid off – he started to get some run on it and was throwing 95 mph.

    That is unquesionable progress. He started to zip along – when was the last time we saw that?

    To me, that wasn’t only progress, it was a thing of beauty. I just wish he would have been left in there for one more inning. He was zipping – and I wanted to see him sailing.

    When Joba’s throwing his FB, working quickly, in 2-strike counts, he’s alright. I think he has turned a corner, and I look for him to pick up where he left off last night.

    Especially encouraging when the player tells you: “That’s the best I’ve been with my delivery all year.”

    That’s from the horse’s mouth. Very, very positive.

  50. IrishCarBomb September 10th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    3 days ago called

  51. Ham Fighters September 10th, 2009 at 11:49 am

    this celebration was awesome, i saw it when it happened and LOVED it! if the giants dont like it, too f’in bad. the unwritten rules of baseball should be written out so they can be erased.

    who are the giants anyway, once the kings of baseball (in N.Y.) not a has been franchise nobody cares about (except the dodgers who beat them with regularity)

  52. Ham Fighters September 10th, 2009 at 11:50 am

    sorry should be “now a has-been franchise

  53. John September 10th, 2009 at 11:58 am

    I don’t think it’s purism when I have a problem with an entire team choreographing a routine when someone hits a walk-off. I don’t subscribe to the knee-jerk response of “wait until the Giants face him again and drill him in the back,” but I think a team with nothing more to play for this season should be more concerned with playing hard and winning whatever games they have left. “Enjoy yourself” by winning, not by acting like you’re in A Chorus Line or something.

  54. saucY September 10th, 2009 at 12:44 pm

    i thought it was awesome and pretty hilarious.

    i didn’t read the comments, but if anyone has problems with that they need to lighten up and try to enjoy life some more. i’d bet if the yankees did something similar, you’d have no problem with it.

  55. Yankees 26 September 10th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Keep the NFL and NBA Garbage in the NFL and NBA. No need for this type of behavior in baseball. Tell Prince to keep his shirt tucked in also. What a SLOB. Have some respect for the game. Could you see Jeter doing it? Give me a break.

  56. El Maestro September 10th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    It was funny, of course, and original. The Giants shouldn’t interpret it as a disrespect, since it had nothing to do with them.

    Now, as this game is about winning and not personal goals, I don’t see how you can celebrate when you are 17 games out, under .500 and losing 7 of the last 10… Just don’t understand, unless Fielder is the only thing the people go see, not the Brewers winning.

  57. Yogis September 10th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Let baseball be baseball. We don’t need showboat and trash talks. Not impressed. Thanks god, we have Yankees!

  58. Paul September 10th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Hilarious. By poking some fun at his own physique, Fielder & Co. distinguished their celebrations from the “me-me-me-me” type antics. He didn’t put down the Giants in any way. Hopefully they got a laugh out of it as well.

  59. ao13 September 10th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    AWESOME!!!

  60. The Damon-ator September 10th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    YES! OLD SCHOOL TOUCH DOWN CELEBRATIONS ARE MAKING THEIR WAY INTO WALK OFF MLB WINS!

  61. Joekuh September 10th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    From reading some of the comments here, it’s no wonder some people think that Yankee fans are snobs. It was simply their way of having fun with a walkoff win. And what was with the comment about “keep your shirt tucked in?” THE GAME IS OVER. WHO CARES??????

  62. Tom B September 10th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    seriously, some of you need to get over yourself and remember that these guys are playing a GAME.
    a game that is supposed to be fun to play.
    they could be 10-130 and 90 games out of first place, and you are still allowed to celebrate WINNING A GAME.

    something tells me you were all perpetual losers growing up.

  63. Mel September 10th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    It was different and I like seeing something different for a change. Baseball has too many “unwritten rules” about this and that. The other team should just suck it up and do better next time. There’s just too much complaining by baseball fans about just about everything imaginable. It’s not life or death folks, it about having fun. Personally, I am having more fun watching years team than in a long time, savor it.

  64. Tom B September 10th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    and if any of you that are complaining think the pie in the face ritual is better in any way, you are only fooling yourselves.

  65. Mel September 10th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    El Maestro September 10th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    “Now, as this game is about winning and not personal goals, I don’t see how you can celebrate when you are 17 games out, under .500 and losing 7 of the last 10… Just don’t understand, unless Fielder is the only thing the people go see, not the Brewers winning.”
    —————————–

    So all the teams that are under 500 should never celebrate anything. Doesn’t sound very reasonable to me.

  66. Zach September 10th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “So all the teams that are under 500 should never celebrate anything. Doesn’t sound very reasonable to me.”

    Mel theres a difference between celebrating a walk off, and planning a huge thing at home plate when your team SUCKS.

  67. Mel September 10th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 10th, 2009 at 11:09 am

    “To me, that wasn’t only progress, it was a thing of beauty. I just wish he would have been left in there for one more inning. He was zipping – and I wanted to see him sailing.”

    ———————

    Nice post!

    I think Girardi took him out to guarantee that he finished on a very positive note. Which is very important to his confidence and something he badly needed. If he had faltered in the 4th inning then the positives from the start would have been lost. On the other hand it may have just been from the high pitch count, 40 pitches, in the 1st inning.

  68. Mel September 10th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Zack,

    So you think that was “planning a huge thing”. Come on. It was more likely something that was thought up on the spur of the moment. Besides, “huge”…that’s a bit of an over statement, but then you are commenting on the spur of the moment.

  69. Mel September 10th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    IrishCarBomb September 10th, 2009 at 11:29 am

    IrishCarBomb = worse name I’ve ever seen on a blog.

    Just saying…

  70. TurboWei September 10th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    One thing I wanna say to these ‘oh, so oversensitive athletics’ is

    GROW the F*CK UP!

    They are paid a ridiculous amount of money and they can not take a little poke on the cheek??????????

    Jesus Christ…

  71. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said September 10th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    It was nice to read Bodh’s affirmative post on Joba’s pitching after SJ44′s usual clinical approach. Joba was indeed better last night and I think a person has to be closed-minded not to see it.

    He was not perfect, AND NO PITCHER IS IN A GAME. He retired the last eight batters he faced. He had a couple of assists himself. Whatever Jeter said to him did help. I missed the first inning so I didn’t see the shakeoffs. However, in the 2nd and 3rd the shake-offs were minimal in my opinion. I had hoped he would go 4 innings and believed he could after those last 8 outs. But it is Girardi’s decision to make.

    He still is not pitching with the sheer confidence he did in the past 2 years. So, something or someone, has shaken that confidence. When that can be cleared up he will be able to trust himself and others and return to that electric pitcher we witnessed and liked.

    To completely dismiss him as a Yankee pitcher is only something that the Yankee organization can do. So fans, be objective, do not panic until Management does.

    I, for one, look forward to his next game. The playoffs and WS are still weeks away. Anything can happen in that time with the current rotation and bullpen.

  72. DF September 10th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    There is nothing, nothing, that I like about Prince Fielder. Every time I see a clip of him, he does something that shows how much of a jackass he is.

  73. Yeah September 11th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Is it just me, or was Joba wearing a cap about three sizes too small the other night?


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