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Friday, October 30, 2009

Raissman: McCarver and Buck spend Game 2 of World Series criticizing Yankee Stadium’s noise level

Some choice Raissmanna being served…

There were some very angry TV sports reporters, most of whom have covered the Yankees all season long, inside the Stadium Thursday night. Multiple moles said these reporters were rushed through their interviews with Yankee players to accommodate “Access Hollywood” “reporter” Maria Menounos.

“Guess the Yankees wanted to reach a different audience,” one spy said. “They basically shafted the people who had been covering them all year to give her better access.”

Before Menounos interviews Mariano Rivera, one stoolie overheard her ask, “Is he a pitcher?”

...Still cannot figure out the purpose of that FoxTrax. Do those “speed” numbers mean anything to anyone out there? Or is this just another gimmick? .. . When does the Valley of the Stupid start turning on A-Rod? And when do those ‘what’s the matter with Alex’ stories start?

Repoz Posted: October 30, 2009 at 10:19 AM | 40 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. OCD SS Posted: October 30, 2009 at 11:19 AM (#3371561)
They're like reverse old people: "Hey you kids, get over here and play on my lawn!"
   2. Jose is an Absurd Force of Nature Posted: October 30, 2009 at 11:36 AM (#3371563)
A friend of mine and I were exchanging messages about the crowd all night. Based on the comments by Buck and McCarver it was not a trick of bad field mikes, they were just really quiet.
   3. TVerik, who wonders what the hell is "Ansky" Posted: October 30, 2009 at 11:51 AM (#3371564)
Most pitchers, it seems, have their speed numbers off by 5-8 MPH between the time the pitch comes out of the hand and the time it crosses the plate. I noticed AJ having a speed number off by only two MPH between those two times. Can anyone explain that? I can't.

I thought the Speed numbers for the home runs hit was interesting - the ball left Tex's bat at 104, and Matsui's at 76.
   4. Rally Posted: October 30, 2009 at 11:58 AM (#3371565)
The two speed numbers are nothing you can't get from gameday.

If the Yankees had lost last night A-Rod would probably be back to square 1.
   5. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:17 PM (#3371570)
I thought the Speed numbers for the home runs hit was interesting - the ball left Tex's bat at 104, and Matsui's at 76.
Yeah, one was a 420' shot and the other was a 320' fly ball. It's been a long, long time since I had physics but the ratio doesn't look ridiculous.
   6. Best Regards, President of Comfort, Esq., LLC Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:24 PM (#3371572)
If the Yankees had lost last night A-Rod would probably be back to square 1.
I strongly disconcur.

A-Rod wasn't getting bashed just for hitting poorly, it was for hitting popups or striking out with a runner on third and nobody out, and for hitting into double plays.

The who lineup had trouble in Game One, and Pedro handled everyone pretty well for the most part yesterday.
   7. Craig Calcaterra Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:40 PM (#3371579)
When does the Valley of the Stupid start turning on A-Rod? And when do those ‘what’s the matter with Alex’ stories start?


There's one in Raissman's own paper this morning. Of course, he can be excused for not wanting to read the Daily News.
   8. Craig Calcaterra Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM (#3371580)
The who lineup had trouble in Game One


Lee has always been tough on Entwistle!
   9. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM (#3371582)
Hmm, do I want to talk to dumbass sportswriters or Maria Menounos? Tough choice.
   10. AJMcCringleberry Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:48 PM (#3371583)
The who lineup had trouble in Game One

What had a solid game.
   11. ellsbury my heart at wounded knee Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:56 PM (#3371586)
The who lineup had trouble in Game One


Pete Townsend just falls apart in the clutch when he can't hear the crowd cheering him on.
   12. Jeff K. Posted: October 30, 2009 at 12:57 PM (#3371588)
What had a solid game.

Good enough for second.
   13. gator92 Posted: October 30, 2009 at 01:26 PM (#3371601)
Yeah, one was a 420' shot and the other was a 320' fly ball. It's been a long, long time since I had physics but the ratio doesn't look ridiculous.

Unless you happen to know that the fence at the spot where Matsui's homer crossed over into the seats is 327 feet from home plate. Then calling his homer 320 feet does look ridiculous...
   14. Morty Causa Posted: October 30, 2009 at 01:29 PM (#3371603)
What had a solid game.

I don't know.
   15. Greg Pope Posted: October 30, 2009 at 01:58 PM (#3371621)
I don't know.

THIRD BASE!
   16. WhoWantsTeixeiraDessert Posted: October 30, 2009 at 01:59 PM (#3371623)
I was disappointed that who lineup didn't produce a Moon shot.
   17. Tom Nawrocki Posted: October 30, 2009 at 01:59 PM (#3371624)
Then calling his homer 320 feet does look ridiculous...


That's not Edmundo's fault. Fox had a box up saying that Matsui's homer traveled 320 feet. Maybe they know something that we don't.
   18. Nasty Nate Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:12 PM (#3371631)
343' according to hittracker
   19. aleskel Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:16 PM (#3371636)
Pedro handled everyone pretty well for the most part yesterday

How do you think he does it? What makes him so good?
   20. Smiling Joe Hesketh Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:18 PM (#3371638)
He ain't got no distractions, he's got no whistles and bells.
   21. Nasty Nate Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:22 PM (#3371641)
out there on the field
he fights for his meals
   22. Lassus Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:28 PM (#3371645)
He's going for distance, he's going for speed?
   23. esseff Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:30 PM (#3371646)
McCarver sure had a bad night trying to anticipate the action. At least four times, he told the audience what it was about to see and was dead wrong.
   24. Mr. Imperial Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:31 PM (#3371647)
Fox had a box up saying that Matsui's homer traveled 320 feet. Maybe they know something that we don't.

I'm not sure that there's anything Fox knows that we don't.
   25. gator92 Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:48 PM (#3371666)
That's not Edmundo's fault. Fox had a box up saying that Matsui's homer traveled 320 feet. Maybe they know something that we don't.

Right, I'm not criticizing Edmundo, just the number, which is demonstrably wrong. However, the 414 foot estimate for Teixeira's homer matched my number (415), so they were 1 for 2...
   26. McCoy Posted: October 30, 2009 at 02:57 PM (#3371675)
343' according to hittracker

Gator92 is hittracker.
   27. Dale Sams Posted: October 30, 2009 at 03:16 PM (#3371696)
Pete Townshend just falls apart in the clutch when he can't hear the crowd cheering him on.


Which these days...is pretty much all the time.
   28. esseff Posted: October 30, 2009 at 03:17 PM (#3371698)
Please. Townshend, with an "h"
   29. Nasty Nate Posted: October 30, 2009 at 03:17 PM (#3371700)
ahhh. well hat tip to him for having the homers from last night's game already on his site!
   30. villageidiom Posted: October 30, 2009 at 03:28 PM (#3371715)
McCarver sure had a bad night trying to anticipate the action. At least four times, he told the audience what it was about to see and was dead wrong.
In his defense, Jeter bunting with two strikes is kinda like the Spanish Inquisition.
   31. DJ Endless Grudge Is Lucky, Good And Ruthless Posted: October 30, 2009 at 03:54 PM (#3371728)
The two speed numbers are nothing you can't get from gameday.


This is actually not true. Apparently they're using the Trackman radar system - the speed numbers are similar to but not identical to the Pitch F/X numbers. (Now as to why Fox feels the need for two real-time pitch tracking systems is beyond me...) Pitch F/X is still being used to provide the pitch locations for the ball/strike box that annoys everyone.

Trackman is also being used to provide the home run distances. I don't know why they would have gotten the Matsui home run wrong.
   32. standuptriple Posted: October 30, 2009 at 03:58 PM (#3371732)
320'. Fair and Balanced. Bring back Scooter!
   33. Paul M Hates Krispy Kreme Posted: October 30, 2009 at 04:07 PM (#3371748)
McCarver sure had a bad night trying to anticipate the action. At least four times, he told the audience what it was about to see and was dead wrong.

In his defense, Jeter bunting with two strikes is kinda like the Spanish Inquisition.


I never realized Jeter had a fanatical devotion to the Pope.
   34. DL from MN Posted: October 30, 2009 at 05:00 PM (#3371779)
How do you think he does it?


I don't know
   35. Srul Itza Posted: October 30, 2009 at 06:04 PM (#3371834)
THIRD BASE!
   36. Dale Sams Posted: October 30, 2009 at 06:51 PM (#3371867)
In his defense, Jeter bunting with two strikes is kinda like the Spanish Inquisition.


I never realized Jeter had a fanatical devotion to the Pope


Three...Jeter bunting with three strikes is kinda like the Spanish Inquisition
   37. JMPH Posted: October 30, 2009 at 07:43 PM (#3371894)
McCarver sure had a bad night trying to anticipate the action. At least four times, he told the audience what it was about to see and was dead wrong.

I posted this in the chatter last night...but McCarver surprised is my favorite McCarver. He always makes some kind of surprised noise so that we know that he understands that he was wrong. It's hilarious.
   38. jacksone (AKA It's OK...) Posted: October 30, 2009 at 07:52 PM (#3371902)
Three...Jeter bunting with three strikes is kinda like the Spanish Inquisition


No one ever expects it?
   39. 'Spos Posted: October 30, 2009 at 08:10 PM (#3371925)
Among Jeter's weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms.

...McCarver surprised is my favorite McCarver.


Mine too.
Buck beaten senseless wouldn't bug me either.
   40. Edmundo got dem ol' Kozma blues again mama Posted: October 30, 2009 at 08:27 PM (#3371943)
Among Jeter's weaponry are such diverse elements as: fear, surprise, ruthless efficiency, an almost fanatical devotion to the Pope, and nice red uniforms.
You forgot his well-burnished sword, if you know what I mean.

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