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Oswalt’s heading back to Texas

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on May 29, 2012 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Rangers have reportedly agreed to a deal with free agent pitcher Roy Oswalt. The longtime Astros starter will likely follow the Andy Pettitte route, making a handful of minor league appearances before officially joining the Texas staff.

I never got the sense the Yankees were particularly interested in Oswalt — not this winter, and not this season when the rotation grew a little more thin than expected — but I know he was occasionally a popular topic of discussion around here.

In other non-Yankees news: The Rays have called up Hideki Matsui.

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112 Responses to “Oswalt’s heading back to Texas”

  1. Bronx Jeers May 29th, 2012 at 4:54 pm

    I’m torn on how I feel about Hideki on the Rays.

  2. Nick in SF May 29th, 2012 at 4:56 pm

    Matsui as a Ray… not something I will enjoy seeing.

    The batting hero of Game Six in the presence of cowbells? Awful!

  3. yankeefeminista May 29th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Jeers, it is sad but I hope Matsui has success. He deserves another shot.

  4. UnKnown May 29th, 2012 at 4:57 pm

    Oswalt is done. I doubt he makes it through the rest of the season. He will come down with an injury that ends his season within a few starts of coming back this year.

  5. Shame Spencer May 29th, 2012 at 4:59 pm

    Repost:

    Shame Spencer May 29th, 2012 at 4:55 pm

    yankeefeminista May 29th, 2012 at 4:53 pm

    shame, but he has been using the changeup much more than ever before. And when he has had a feel for it, it has been a pretty good pitch for him. He is throwing it over 11% of the time, which is a big improvement from last year @ slightly more than half that much. So, if he has FB command, gets ahead and also throws the change along with the CB, then he is at least progressing. CB has to get better though, and cutter abandoned. I’m not giving up on him.

    ————————

    I don’t want to give up on him at all.

    I think maybe the frustration is born from the blog :)

    Half of the people telling me to be patient with Hughes are the ones telling me this other kid can’t catch in the bigs….

    I’ll try to compartmentalize!

  6. yankeefeminista May 29th, 2012 at 5:00 pm

    Matsui might actually play tonight vs. ChiSox and the righty Humber, according to Marc Topkin.

  7. Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Let’s hope that Ibanez’s start isn’t out of context.

  8. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Who is the only player to get a hit for 2 different teams in the same day ?

  9. blake May 29th, 2012 at 5:05 pm

    Joel Youngblood

  10. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    With Matsui’s first at bat in a Rays uniform that will give him 10 years in Japan and ten years in US playing in the majors.

  11. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 4:58 pm

    New Post——————->

    Luis thanks for the info. Galarraga was a very good all-around player.

    =========================

    It’s a pity that he didn’t bump in to Don Baylor earlier…He might have made HOF.

  12. Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Hearing the word Youngblood makes me think of Leon Russell. Just sayin’…

  13. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    Half of the people telling me to be patient with Hughes are the ones telling me this other kid can’t catch in the bigs….
    ///

    :D Clearly, I’m not in that half. BTW, this other kid threw out Cruz last night…

    Re Hughes: I’m all for patience.

    (p.s. lol on your wet tears).

  14. Bronx Jeers May 29th, 2012 at 5:06 pm

    yankeefem,

    I agree. But I’m sure we all wish it was for another team. I really dislike the Rays. I won’t say it’s a Sox-like hatred but they’re definitely a not-too-distant 2nd.

  15. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    Happy to see Matsui, under almost any circumstances.

  16. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:07 pm

    JAP,

    Sorry but what WB stands for?

  17. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    priimo, Winter Ball……

  18. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:09 pm

    Half of the people telling me to be patient with Hughes are the ones telling me this other kid can’t catch in the bigs….

    ============================

    Shame,

    Funny how people’s minds work huh? LOL :D

  19. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:10 pm

    Found this on line that disputes Joel Youngblood as being the first and only-

    “Cliff Heathcote was part of an unusual trade on May 30, 1922. Swapped from the Cardinals to the Cubs between games of a doubleheader for outfielder Max Flack, he and Flack were hitless in the morning but collected hits with their new teams that afternoon as the Cubs took a pair.

    So, Cliff Heathcote and Max Flack were the first two. “

  20. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    I won’t say it’s a Sox-like hatred but they’re definitely a not-too-distant 2nd.
    ///

    Certainly more dangerous

  21. Dean Winters May 29th, 2012 at 5:11 pm

    BTW, this other kid threw out Cruz last night…

    ————————

    To be fair Cruz stole on him earlier but I guess Jesus was getting his payback.

    Steal on me once ok but try to steal on me again and you’re getting gunned down :)

  22. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:08 pm

    priimo, Winter Ball……

    ===========================

    Ugh!! of course!! You are “Boca de chivo” it means “Goat’s mouth” We use that term when a person’s statements tend to become true, no matter how far fetched they may appear at some point

  23. Villa Nova-Ya May 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Hi Yankeefeminista.

    Unfortunately the pull of real life issues has kept me from being able to get to any milb games so far. But there’s still time, and hope springs eternal.

    ***

    I would always wish Matsui well, but I gotta say, I have a real conflict here – I hate the Rays!!!

    Last thing on Hughes: One hopes that he gets to the point himself where he realizes that if a team is sitting on one pitch, and you’re not having much success with that one pitch, you need to go to your other pitches (I mean, really, how much worse could it have been in that first inning???)

    And then there’s the ever-present wish to be a fly on the wall….

  24. Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm

    Man, I turn on Kay for a split second and sounds like Hughes ate his late cupcake when he wasn’t looking.

  25. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    To be fair Cruz stole on him earlier but I guess Jesus was getting his payback.

    Steal on me once ok but try to steal on me again and you’re getting gunned down
    //

    I am infinitely patient with 22 year olds with that much talent :D

  26. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Upon further review Youngblood is the correct answer to NYY question.
    Neither Flack or Heathcote had hits in the first game of the DH.

    Good one.

  27. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:12 pm
    Man, I turn on Kay for a split second and sounds like Hughes ate his late cupcake when he wasn’t looking.
    ///

    This is not good news… Hopefully, Hughes was nasty to him or something….

  28. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2012 at 5:15 pm

    Trader, Youngblood wasn’t the first to get hits with two eams in one day. He was the first to do it in two cities….Chicago and Montreal, I believe.

  29. Pat M. May 29th, 2012 at 5:17 pm

    One of the things I noticed last night was when things get tough for Phil he tries to throw hard and harder……..He needs to learn how to stop the bleeding when things get ugly regardless as to how it happened…..The opposite field double to Trumbo was as defensive a swing as you’ll see and it’ll took the air right out of him…….A few infield hits, the failure to make a play and suddenly Hughes is in deep water and has a hard time getting out…..One of the hardest thing for pitchers to learn is how to minimize the damage and / or to get out of jambs……It really is a high wire act and it’s a learned skill……..Good to see Villa Nova-Ya…….No fancy seats tonight, I’m in rightfield above the scoreboard, family style

  30. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    Ugh!! of course!! You are “Boca de chivo” it means “Goat’s mouth” We use that term when a person’s statements tend to become true, no matter how far fetched they may appear at some point
    ///

    :D
    Ha, like the fool in Shakespeare: no ambitions within the hierarchy, therefore free to speak freely….

  31. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:18 pm

    GB-

    Read this. I guess the correct answer depends on how you ask the question?

    http://answers.yahoo.com/quest.....426AAXp4YR

  32. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:19 pm

    blake May 29th, 2012 at 5:05 pm
    Joel Youngblood

    =================

    TRUE

  33. Dean Winters May 29th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:14 pm

    To be fair Cruz stole on him earlier but I guess Jesus was getting his payback.

    Steal on me once ok but try to steal on me again and you’re getting gunned down
    //

    I am infinitely patient with 22 year olds with that much talent :D

    ——–

    Too bad the Yankees weren’t but that’s for another day.

  34. Dean Winters May 29th, 2012 at 5:20 pm

    Kay has never liked Hughes but has always been a big Joba guy.

  35. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:21 pm

    I wish i could go to the ball park. I wouldn’t care if they had partial view. :(

  36. Villa Nova-Ya May 29th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Hey Pat M!

    Enjoy the game tonight. What’s the chances the Yankees catch another break and Haren has an off night????

  37. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:22 pm

    Dean,

    We are aligned on this.

  38. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:27 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2012 at 5:15 pm
    Trader, Youngblood wasn’t the first to get hits with two eams in one day. He was the first to do it in two cities….Chicago and Montreal, I believe.

    ========================

    He went from Mets ( playing Cubs) to Expos ( playing Phils ) and faced Jenkins and Carlton and got hits off both. 2 HOF’ers. If I remember right.

  39. tampayank May 29th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    Rangers will win the WS this year, 3rd time is the charm for them

  40. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    4 NYY,

    Yup, i just read it from trader’s link. In any case, that was quite a feat IMO. For me, Carlton is one of the best LHP i have ever seen.

  41. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    No new post….? Is one on the way?

  42. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Possibilities of Haren having an off night……25% just kiiding

  43. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Haren can be dominant but he’s thrown some stinkers. Prolly that’s as much about his SF as anything. Hope he doesn’t have it tonight.

  44. blake May 29th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Thank you YES network for giving us viewers a few games break from Michael Kay

  45. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    No new post….? Is one on the way?

    ================================

    I think it was meant as a joke, since they been publishing posts every 30 minutes or so.

  46. Dean Winters May 29th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:30 pm

    No new post….? Is one on the way?

    ————————

    Maybe it was a joke.

  47. Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:33 pm

    “Rangers will win the WS this year, 3rd time is the charm for them”

    They are run as well as any team in MLB. I’m jealous.

  48. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:34 pm

    Hi YF!,

    Missed your post. Spot on as usual

  49. Dean Winters May 29th, 2012 at 5:35 pm

    They are run as well as any team in MLB. I’m jealous.
    ————————-

    I’m jealous of the teams that draft/sign players and develop them properly while Cashman has been telling us for yrs to wait and see what he’s doing.

  50. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:36 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:32 pm

    Haren can be dominant but he’s thrown some stinkers. Prolly that’s as much about his SF as anything. Hope he doesn’t have it tonight.

    =======================================

    I hope so….But after last night’s break, i don’t think we are going to be that lucky. Baseball has a weird way to punish missed opportunities.

  51. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    They are run as well as any team in MLB. I’m jealous.

    ===========================

    Maybe we can convince some former players to do the same and buy the Yankees? ;)

  52. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:38 pm

    Being out west, Southern Nevada, we get both Angel & Dodger stations here, but will not get them on MLB TV at the same time.( blacked out ) I don’t like Angel announcers they now have. They had some great ones, IMO, in the past with Dick Enberg, Don Drysdale, etc.

  53. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:44 pm

    One more before I have to go to g-sons American Legion game. Will be back for last half of our game.

    Who’s the only “battery” to be voted 1-2 in MVP voting ?

  54. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    Has any pitcher, lefty or righty, had a better season for a last place team that lost 97 games in 1972, than “Lefty” Steve Carlton? 27-10 1.97 ERA

  55. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    New Post, thanks.
    ////

    luis, ain’t that the truth. Very good posts, btw, on missed opportunity last night.

  56. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:47 pm

    4NYY-

    Just a wild guess-Tom Seaver and Johnny Bench, or maybe Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford?

  57. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    New Post,

    is that you Chad?

  58. Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    When people like Mike F. think the Yankees could trade for a starting pitcher, why do think Cashman will finally get one right after so many failures?

  59. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Red Ruffing and Bill Dickey?

  60. Dean Winters May 29th, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:49 pm

    When people like Mike F. think the Yankees could trade for a starting pitcher, why do think Cashman will finally get one right after so many failures?

    ———————

    A blind squirrel finds a nut.

  61. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Greinke might have been close in 2009

  62. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Who is the only pitcher to win the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP?

  63. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 pm

    Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:45 pm
    Has any pitcher, lefty or righty, had a better season for a last place team that lost 97 games in 1972, than “Lefty” Steve Carlton? 27-10 1.97 ERA

    ————————————————————————————————————————-

    Walter Johnson in 1910

  64. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:53 pm

    Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:47 pm
    4NYY-

    Just a wild guess-Tom Seaver and Johnny Bench, or maybe Yogi Berra and Whitey Ford?

    ================================

    Both good guesses. But I help a bit and say it was a Detroit battery.

  65. Eroc May 29th, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    The majority of Cashman’s pitching acquisitions were bad luck rather than poor decision making

  66. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    Who is the only pitcher to win the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP?

    =========================Think that’s Yogi’s buddy Newcombe. ( he hit him pretty good )

  67. Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    “The majority of Cashman’s pitching acquisitions were bad luck rather than poor decision making”

    Luck is the residue of design, bad or good.

  68. luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:57 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 5:45 pm

    New Post, thanks.
    ////

    luis, ain’t that the truth. Very good posts, btw, on missed opportunity last night.

    =============================

    JAP,

    Thanks bro ;) Even though i must say that i wasn’t a big Torre fan. He would have played this game like game 7 of the WS and let tomorrow take care of it self. I know that the season is a marathon and that you have to keep the players as fresh as you can. Girardi does a good job on this. But if this kind of opportunity presents, you have to go for the win. This could have meant taking the series.

  69. GreenBeret7 May 29th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 5:52 pm
    Who is the only pitcher to win the Rookie of the Year, Cy Young and MVP?

    Fernando Valenzuela?

  70. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    luis May 29th, 2012 at 5:51 pm
    Red Ruffing and Bill Dickey?

    ====================================

    Another good guess, but no cigar. Think Tigers

  71. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:04 pm

    I believe it was Don Newcombe 1949 ROY for the brooklyn Dodgers 17-8 and 1956 for the Dodgers 27-7 when he was both MVP and CY

  72. Yank 97 May 29th, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    “The majority of Cashman’s pitching acquisitions were bad luck rather than poor decision making”

    After a while, it just becomes poor evaluation. I don’t think it is a coincidence that most of our successful pitchers over the past half decade were guys who were guys with low expectations who flew under the radar and came up and outperformed their expectations.

  73. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Thanks Chad.

  74. Rich in NJ May 29th, 2012 at 6:08 pm

    Just to amplify:

    Vazquez lead the MLB in Abuse Points in 2003 prior to being a Yankee.

    Weaver was largely a two-pitch pitcher and off the field issues.

    Brown had back issues.

    Pineda was in the injury matrix, and perhaps worse, the way they handled in ST having him pitch to be in the rotation, despite a sustained and significant lack of velo was bizarre.

    This isn’t bad luck. It’s a bad thought process

  75. 4 NYY May 29th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    Answer to “battery” query is McLain & Freehan,

    See ya’ later tonight Yank fans.

  76. Abomb82 May 29th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    “I don’t think it is a coincidence that most of our successful pitchers over the past half decade were guys who were guys with low expectations who flew under the radar and came up and outperformed their expectations.”

    And aside from Wang, none of them ever stuck for an extended period of time. They’ve just kind of ridden the hot hand from one guy to the next for a few months without finding long term solutions. It is a never-ending cycle.

  77. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    Denny Mclain and Veerlander?

  78. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:11 pm

    GB-

    Fernando “El Toro” Valenzuela won the ROY and CY the same year but finished 5th in MVP voting and never #1 in MVP voting any year. His record was 13-7 that year-1981.

  79. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:13 pm

    And even Wang was mishandled to a point

  80. J. Alfred Prufrock May 29th, 2012 at 6:16 pm

    luis,

    I’m running out: agree. Hurry back, DRob! (or don’t hurry back, just come back when you’re healed).

    See up later!

  81. mick May 29th, 2012 at 6:17 pm

    vida blue won cy and mvp in 71

  82. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:18 pm

    Later JAP

    Later 4 NYY

  83. mick May 29th, 2012 at 6:19 pm

    fred lynn won roy and mvp in 75

  84. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    With Halladay reportedly on the shelf, will the Phillies become sellers at the deadline, if in last place in NL East, looking for offensive players who can contribute at the major league level?

    Who has the goods to give Philly what they need for a Cole Hamels rental?

  85. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:21 pm

    Could it be Bob Feller?

  86. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:22 pm

    no forget it

  87. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:24 pm

    Trader,

    KC, Cleveland?

  88. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:25 pm

    Rangers have plenty of offense too

  89. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 6:27 pm

    You arm-chair GMs are so busy yammering that you missed something REALLY important.

    Something REALLY important

    :)

    By the way, I am predicting the Yanks will take the next two.

    You read it here first.

  90. mick May 29th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    By the way, I am predicting the Yanks will take the next two.
    =======================
    why only the next 2?

  91. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:32 pm

    GB-

    In 1910 the Washington Senators were 66-85, when Walter Johnson was 25-17.

    Carlton’s Phillies were 59-97 in 1972 when he went 27-10.

  92. austinmac May 29th, 2012 at 6:33 pm

    Trisha,

    I hope your prediction is more accurate than my Phil will pitch a good game forecast. Nostradamus, I am not.

  93. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:35 pm

    Trader,

    As i said before….i don’t think i have ever seen a better LHP than Carlton, including Randy Johnson

  94. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Luis-

    While KC has quite a few good young offensive players they are currently 19-28, and I don’t think they’ll want to take Hamels as a rental, who wouldn’t make them contenders for the playoffs this year, before signing a FA contract elsewhere.

  95. mick May 29th, 2012 at 6:37 pm

    Bernie is a comedy starring Shirley McCclaine and Jack Black. I would recommend it to fans of trials and black comedy (no pun intended).
    It is also a true story.

  96. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:39 pm

    Just guessing Trader, they have the pieces, but as you say, they are not contending.

  97. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Luis-

    While Carlton was great, the best lefty pitcher ever, in his prime years was Sandy Koufax.

    You set me up for this:

    If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong. :)

  98. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    mick – I figured it was a three-game series. No?

    austinmac – well, last night I did tell jackamir that the Yanks were going to win it, and I believe I told him that right before the 9th. I hope he forgives me. But I did think they were. :)

    I always think positive. And if the Yanks end up losing, so be it. I don’t think any team has ever had a 162-0 season!

  99. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Trader,

    What about Saint Louis?

  100. mick May 29th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    mick – I figured it was a three-game series. No?
    ===========================
    What about the rest of the season?

  101. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 6:41 pm

    I am looking forward to seeing Justin Verlander decimate the Suxers.

  102. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    “What about the rest of the season?”

    What about it?

    :D

  103. mick May 29th, 2012 at 6:42 pm

    figured 8-9 straight from you.

  104. austinmac May 29th, 2012 at 6:43 pm

    The two most dominant pitchers I have seen since 1960 are Koufax and Pedro Martinez. They were absolutely unhittable for a number of years.

  105. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:40 pm

    Luis-

    While Carlton was great, the best lefty pitcher ever, in his prime years was Sandy Koufax.

    You set me up for this:

    If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong. :)

    ==================================

    LMAO!! :D There you go again!! No doubt about Koufax, i just didn’t get to see him. That’s why i said that i have seen ;) That 1,2 punch of Drisdale and Koufax must have been a sight to see.

  106. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:44 pm

    Time for dinner. Have a terrific night. Andy has good regular season career numbers vs the Angels, except against Vernon Wells, whose on the DL and Aybar who has been a pest. He’s done quite well vs Pujols when he was an Astro.

    While it might not mean a hill of beans, if the Yankees can get him a lead and hit better with RISP, we’ll win.

  107. Yankee Trader May 29th, 2012 at 6:49 pm

    Luis-

    St Louis would be a possible trading deadline match for Hamels, as they have some very good offensive players. Don’t know if they would sign him to a 20M+/year 5-6 year contract.

    Anyway, gotta go.

  108. luis May 29th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    Later trader, nice to see you, have a good one.

  109. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 6:51 pm

    OT – Did you know that there are online stores that actually sell pythons and other horror creatures and ship them right to your front door? My niece was telling us about when she was at some PR (public relations) event and Jack Hanna was there with different animals and they were taking pictures with the different creatures as part of the event. My niece, God only knows why, agreed to be photoed with an albino burmese python. So she crouched down – she’s tall – so they could wrap it around her and I guess the handlers got distracted and the next thing she saw was the phython staring her in the face. She said she thought she was going to pass out and was trying to get their attention and the next thing she saw was Jack Hanna running towards her and yelling for the handlers to get the snake. He said something to the effect of “Okay, the python is done for the day.” She said she really thought it was going to bite her.

    I really wish she never told the story because I can’t get the visual out of my mind. It has nothing to do my with niece, just the thought of a python being close enough to stare you in the face.

    :shock:

  110. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 6:53 pm

    “figured 8-9 straight from you.”

    So few?

    :)

    I was responding more to some of the posts where posters didn’t think we would take any of the games in this series.

  111. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 7:03 pm

    “Thanks bro ;) Even though i must say that i wasn’t a big Torre fan. He would have played this game like game 7 of the WS and let tomorrow take care of it self.”

    See playoffs, 2007, Cleveland Indians v. New York Yankees, game 2 ALDS

    ;)

  112. trisha - true pinstriped blue May 29th, 2012 at 7:06 pm

    austinmac – Pedro. Absolutely unbelievable. Pinpoint control and a headhunter.

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