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Saturday, August 16, 2014

Joe Maddon rips Rays fans for cheering Derek Jeter

Far from the Maddon crowd.

Everybody at Tropicana Field seemed to love cheering for Derek Jeter. Except Rays’ manager Joe Maddon.

Maddon blasted Rays fans for rooting for the retiring 40-year-old captain after the Yankees beat them, 3-2, on Saturday. Jeter also came up with the game-winning hit, a top-of-the-ninth RBI single that put New York ahead for good.

“Yeah it’s great,” Maddon said. “It’s great that it’s sold out. And I understand that the people like Derek Jeter. But you’ve got to come out and root for the Rays, too, you understand. I mean, I totally understand what’s going on. But I’m not going to sit here and defend all of that noise in the Yankees’ favor in our ballpark. I’m not going to defend that. So we’re going to come out and root for the Rays. We’d appreciate that.”

Repoz Posted: August 16, 2014 at 11:19 PM | 32 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 16, 2014 at 11:36 PM (#4772653)
Connie Mack: "Stop cheering for Babe Ruth!"
   2. Pat Rapper's Delight Posted: August 16, 2014 at 11:42 PM (#4772656)
Hitler is no longer History's Greatest Monster.
   3. Dale Sams Posted: August 16, 2014 at 11:50 PM (#4772663)
I understand. I feel the same way when idiots catch a HR ball and act like they won the lottery, even if they just caught a ball that put the opposite team ahead.
   4. Harry Balsagne, anti-Centaur hate crime division Posted: August 16, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4772665)
That sounds like neither a blasting nor a ripping to me.
   5. Pasta-diving Jeter (jmac66) Posted: August 16, 2014 at 11:55 PM (#4772666)
Oh my God, c'mon--about 70% of the fannies in the seats are Yankee fans
   6. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:27 AM (#4772676)
What in the hell is Major League Baseball doing in Florida in the first place? As far as baseball is concerned, that sorry state falls asleep once Spring training is over.
   7. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:47 AM (#4772687)
I'm taking in the Yankees' September series in Tampa, along with some quality beach time. I'm hoping the Rays won't have imposed a Gag Rule by then.
   8. Walt Davis Posted: August 17, 2014 at 04:52 AM (#4772714)
And stop going "awwwwww" when you see photos of kittens! And hate America!

Apple pie's OK though.
   9. haggard Posted: August 17, 2014 at 09:19 AM (#4772724)
about 70% of the fannies in the seats are Yankee fans

Parts of the fannies, anyway.
   10. Lassus Posted: August 17, 2014 at 09:35 AM (#4772729)
Well done.
   11. depletion Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:25 AM (#4772773)
The Sox fans shouted "Reg-gie! Reg-gie!" when Jackson was in his last game at Fenway. In his final AB there he popped out, then gave front row fans a running high five on his way to the dugout. Remember who pays for the game Joe.
   12. JRVJ Posted: August 17, 2014 at 12:37 PM (#4772813)
6, you're a rabid anti-Floridian!
   13. NattyBoh Posted: August 17, 2014 at 03:20 PM (#4772923)
6, you're a rabid anti-Floridian!


Florida can be summarized as old people and alligators.
   14. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 17, 2014 at 04:14 PM (#4772956)
Lucroy just hit the bejeezus out of a hanging slider

Crawford didn't move
   15. Harveys Wallbangers Posted: August 17, 2014 at 04:18 PM (#4772959)
Oops
   16. AROM Posted: August 17, 2014 at 04:23 PM (#4772965)
Don't see the problem. Tampa is just rooting for their 1994 shortstop.
   17. Lassus Posted: August 17, 2014 at 06:27 PM (#4773045)
Florida is so wonderfully surreal that it easily beats out over half the states in the union as a destination.
   18. PreservedFish Posted: August 17, 2014 at 06:52 PM (#4773061)
Florida is so wonderfully surreal that it easily beats out over half the states in the union as a destination.


All 50 states ranked as destinations! As fast as possible! Not too much thinking allowed!!

California
Hawaii
Alaska
Colorado
Oregon
Utah
Washington
Louisiana
Arizona
Texas
New York
Montana
New Mexico
Vermont
Maine
Virginia
Georgia
Florida
South Carolina
Wyoming
North Carolina
Nevada
Mississippi
Rhode Island
Idaho
Tennessee
South Dakota
New Hampshire
Illinois
Alabama
Iowa
Kentucky
Kansas
Maryland
Michigan
Minnesota
Missouri
Wisconsin
Massachusetts
Pennsylvania
Ohio
Nebraska
Delaware
Indiana
North Dakota
Oklahoma
West Virginia
Arkansas
Connecticut
New Jersey



   19. PreservedFish Posted: August 17, 2014 at 06:53 PM (#4773062)
Lassus' claim: VERIFIED
   20. McCoy Posted: August 17, 2014 at 07:05 PM (#4773073)
Alabama
Mississippi
Kentucky
Missouri
Nebraska
Kansas
Ohio
Michigan
North Dakota
South Dakota
Wyoming
Montana
New Mexico
Arizona
Utah
Oklahoma
Tennessee
West Virginia
Virginia
Indiana
Iowa
Arkansas
New Jersey
Delaware
Connecticut
New Hampshire
Vermont
Maine
Minnesota
Idaho
Georgia
Maryland
North Carolina
South Carolina
Rhode Island
Wisconsin
Colorado
Louisiana
----------

New York
Pennsylvania
Illinois
California
Hawaii
Alaska
Texas
Florida
Washington
Oregon
Nevada
Massachusetts
DC


   21. Repoz Posted: August 17, 2014 at 07:18 PM (#4773084)
Crawford didn't move

First game of Yankee/Ray series, a 4-hopper went up middle/SS side and Jeter didn't budge a freaking inch. 2B (Prado) actually took a few steps toward the ball.

Hard to believe but there were a smattering of boos (announcers, natch said nothing).

Jeter has DH'd the next two games.
   22. DKDC Posted: August 17, 2014 at 07:26 PM (#4773091)
I see nothing wrong with cheering Jeter this year.

I've done it multiple times after one of his rally-killing ground out, with a quick pivot into a ONE MORE YEAR! chant.
   23. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2014 at 08:23 PM (#4773121)

Jeter corn maze - do you have to keep going to your left, or your right, to get out?

https://twitter.com/Cut4/status/501120392283447296/photo/1

   24. BDC Posted: August 17, 2014 at 08:36 PM (#4773126)
I haven't been to Arizona, Alaska, or Hawaii, so they're top three. Or ND and WY, I guess they'd be next but just as technicalities.

Of states I actively seek out as destinations, I'll rank NY, Illinois, all six in New England, California, Tennessee, Mississippi, New Mexico. Others not bad are Indiana, Wisconsin, Idaho, Montana, Pennsylvania. Pretty indifferent to going back to the rest. New Jersey would be dead last, and I lived many years there.
   25. Howie Menckel Posted: August 17, 2014 at 09:02 PM (#4773139)

where did you live in Jersey?
   26. The Yankee Clapper Posted: August 17, 2014 at 10:12 PM (#4773178)
New Jersey would be dead last, and I lived many years there.

That was before the Jeter Corn Maze.

   27. Tulo's Fishy Mullet (mrams) Posted: August 17, 2014 at 10:48 PM (#4773201)
I'm only missing visiting Alaska out of the 50 states at this point in my life, and I'd have to say, I'd probably list it in the top 5 destination states if I were to assemble such a list. I've been stuck on 48, now 49 states for over a decade.

If I didn't have to take my kids back to Disney one more time, I'd really have no reason to want to visit Florida again, with possible exception of a game at Doak Campbell (FSU), or a round of golf at Seminole. Bottom 5 destinations (not a judgment to suggest I loathe these places, as I tend to travel to them for one reason or another nearly annually) for me are Connecticut, New Jersey, Delaware, Ohio, Florida.

Wyoming, and Hawaii are my only firm locks on top 5 destination states.
   28. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:15 PM (#4773217)
I'm only missing visiting Alaska out of the 50 states at this point in my life, and I'd have to say, I'd probably list it in the top 5 destination states if I were to assemble such a list. I've been stuck on 48, now 49 states for over a decade.

I'm missing Hawaii, Alaska and Nebraska. I can live without the first two, but I'd love to see a game at NU just to complete the lower 48.

Top destination states depend on what you're looking for, but I can't see anything other than New York and California as the top two, with maybe Wyoming, Kentucky, Texas, Arizona and the Dakotas after that for the landscapes, and Mississippi for the history. If only those Mississippi trees could talk.


   29. PreservedFish Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:31 PM (#4773229)
In college I drove from New England to the tip of Key West and back again because, uh, "roadtrip!!" It's a tourist trap and the locals are all weird Jimmy Buffet wannabes, but it's certainly a memorable place. You've also got spring training, Miami, the interesting Cuban/Latino influences, surreal trashiness -- totally a worthwhile state to visit.
   30. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 17, 2014 at 11:52 PM (#4773240)
The best cross-country route is still probably the old U.S. 2, even if you have to go through Canada to connect Vermont to Michigan. It's the last remaining original U.S. highway with virtually no overlap with the interstate system.
   31. PreservedFish Posted: August 18, 2014 at 01:01 AM (#4773261)
I'm having a tough time deciphering McCoy's list of states. Is the bottom list places he's been to already? But surely he's been to New Jersey. And is New Jersey really ranked where it is?
   32. Jolly Old St. Nick Is A Jolly Old St. Crip Posted: August 18, 2014 at 07:36 AM (#4773291)
I'm having a tough time deciphering McCoy's list of states.

I'll give you a hint. His favorite destination is Cooperstown.

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