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Friday, August 05, 2011

New York Yankees 2011 Top 20 PRE-SEASON Prospects in Review

6) Andrew “The Scranton Horror” Brackman, RHP, Grade B-:  7.26 ERA with 58/69 K/BB in 76 innings for Scranton, 71 hits allowed. He is hounded by abominable, eldritch control problems, like insane flute music pulsating with a mind-bending disharmony of universal, ultimate chaos. Those who ruminate overmuch on the chthonic mysteries of Andrew Brackman’s career put their sanity at risk, as their mental boundaries melt under the hideous assault of such an unspeakable waste of talent and money. Ia! Shub-Niggurath! Ia! Ia! The Black Goat of the Woods with a Thousand Walks!

Ph’nglui mglw’nafh Cthulhu R’lyeh wgah’nagl fhtagn!

He who brought the butter dish to Balshazar (CoB) Posted: August 05, 2011 at 10:48 PM | 14 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 06, 2011 at 03:41 AM (#3894082)
Has Lovecraft become too mainstream to retain its cache of "cool"?
   2. Alex Vila Posted: August 06, 2011 at 04:34 AM (#3894090)
Only if more than 20% of the general populace could name the story this was from.
   3. JoeHova Posted: August 06, 2011 at 05:19 AM (#3894097)
cool?
   4. You Know Nothing JT Snow (YR) Posted: August 06, 2011 at 06:01 AM (#3894103)
Lovecraft's work is no longer the exclusive domain of fringy horror buffs and weirdos. You can buy a plush Cthulhu at the mall fer crissakes. I bet all the cools kids have already moved on to Harlan Ellison or some other lower-profile author.
   5. SteveF Posted: August 06, 2011 at 08:52 AM (#3894125)
Only if more than 20% of the general populace could name the story this was from.


I doubt 20% of the population even reads books.
   6. Randy Jones Posted: August 06, 2011 at 01:23 PM (#3894163)
Lovecraft's work is no longer the exclusive domain of fringy horror buffs and weirdos. You can buy a plush Cthulhu at the mall fer crissakes. I bet all the cools kids have already moved on to Harlan Ellison or some other lower-profile author.


Clark Ashton Smith
   7. ecwcat Posted: August 06, 2011 at 05:39 PM (#3894284)
The bois over at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog suggested Brackman to take CC Sabathia's place in the 2012 rotation after the headlines CC's opt out made in the offseason.
   8. jwb Posted: August 06, 2011 at 06:41 PM (#3894324)
You can buy a plush Cthulhu at the mall fer crissakes.
The tipping point for me were the "Cthulhu for President: Why Vote for the Lesser Evil" bumper stickers.
   9. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq. Posted: August 06, 2011 at 06:46 PM (#3894325)
The bois over at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog suggested Brackman to take CC Sabathia's place in the 2012 rotation after the headlines CC's opt out made in the offseason.
Damn them for not being able to project that he'd totally suck this year instead of building on a strong 2010.
   10. cercopithecus aethiops Posted: August 06, 2011 at 07:34 PM (#3894353)
The bois over at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog suggested Brackman to take CC Sabathia's place in the 2012 rotation after the headlines CC's opt out made in the offseason.

Well, he's out of options* next year, so he's going to have to stick with the big club in some capacity.

*Actually, I suppose there's a pretty high likelihood that the Yankees will get an extra option on Brackman due to his past the injury issues, but since he signed a major league contract he's been on the 40-man from day one and this is therefore his third option year.
   11. AROM Posted: August 06, 2011 at 08:47 PM (#3894382)
"The bois over at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog suggested Brackman to take CC Sabathia's place in the 2012 rotation after the headlines CC's opt out made in the offseason."

I think the other 4 teams in the AL East think that's a good idea too.
   12. Most doorknobs are on the right side of the doors Posted: August 07, 2011 at 07:30 PM (#3894754)
The bois over at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog suggested Brackman to take CC Sabathia's place in the 2012 rotation after the headlines CC's opt out made in the offseason.


I'm fairly certain you're pulling this out of your ass, but feel free to show me a link where that happened.

*Actually, I suppose there's a pretty high likelihood that the Yankees will get an extra option on Brackman due to his past the injury issues, but since he signed a major league contract he's been on the 40-man from day one and this is therefore his third option year.


Yeah, Brackman should still have an option next year, since he didn't spend much time in the minors after signing his contract in 2007 and missed all of 2008 after surgery so was never optioned. But anyone that wants him can have him IMO.
   13. DCA Posted: August 07, 2011 at 09:12 PM (#3894796)
The tipping point for me were the "Cthulhu for President: Why Vote for the Lesser Evil" bumper stickers.

That was a while ago. I remember my friend putting up one in his yard in 1992.
   14. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: August 07, 2011 at 09:50 PM (#3894813)
There are things which cannot possibly be cool, and Lovecraft is one of them. It can be more or less well-known, but vagina monsters and neologisms composed entirely of consonants just can't cross that bridge out of weirdoism.

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