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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Rubin: Mets VP for player development Tony Bernazard challenges Binghamton Mets to fight

The Binghamton Mets clubhouse nearly turned into a scene out of WWE Raw recently, when VP for player development Tony Bernazard removed his shirt and challenged the Double-A players to a fight during a postgame tirade, multiples sources told the Daily News.

Bernazard particularly went after middle infield prospect Jose Coronado, using a slang term associated with a woman’s anatomy, a source indicated. The confrontation happened about 10days before the All-Star break, according to insiders.

“That’s an all-timer if true,” an AL official said upon hearing the account, which was corroborated by multiple people with ties to the Mets.

GM Omar Minaya acknowledged Bernazard spoke to the B-Mets in a “stern voice,” but said he had no knowledge of the scope being portrayed.

“I know he did have a team meeting with them,” Minaya told the Daily News. “It was not a ‘you-guys-have-been-great meeting.’ I know he spoke to them in a stern voice. But as far as what he was wearing, what kind of shoes he was wearing, I don’t know anything about that.”

While the 52-year-old Bernazard’s actions were over-the-top no matter what the motivation, alleged underage drinking on the team apparently was one motivation for the eruption, an organization source said. Still, sending players to counseling rather than challenging them to a rumble might have been a more appropriate course of action.

and Baba Booey to y’all! (stern voice)

Repoz Posted: July 22, 2009 at 09:29 AM | 98 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
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   1. Steve Parris, Je t'aime Posted: July 22, 2009 at 09:48 AM (#3262443)
Sounds like Bernazard was the one drinking.

This is unreal.
   2. Swedish Chef Posted: July 22, 2009 at 10:04 AM (#3262445)
They must make this man their next GM.
   3. Downtown Bookie Posted: July 22, 2009 at 10:05 AM (#3262446)
What's unreal is that Tony Bernazard is still gainfully employed.

DB
   4. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 10:46 AM (#3262450)
Bernazard particularly went after middle infield prospect Jose Coronado, using a slang term associated with a woman’s anatomy

He called him a boob? What's the problem with that?

Oh, and way to call out the guy with a career .290 minor league slugging percentage. It's his demeanor that's the problem - not the fact that he has no offensive ability whatsoever.
   5. Gamingboy Posted: July 22, 2009 at 11:17 AM (#3262454)
Wow. Just wow.
   6. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 11:22 AM (#3262455)
Bernazard particularly went after middle infield prospect Jose Coronado, using a slang term associated with a woman’s anatomy

Dolores?
   7. KronicFatigue Posted: July 22, 2009 at 11:38 AM (#3262458)
whatcha gonna do, brotha, when the orange and blue run wild on you!
   8. Zeba Zeba Eata Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:09 PM (#3262467)
Please fire this ####### already.
   9. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:13 PM (#3262469)
Dolores?

Mulva!
   10. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:17 PM (#3262471)
I think the Kremlinology is interesting here.

Who is out to get Tony Bernazard? It's not that the man doesn't deserve to get fired - if 1/10 of the stories that have come out in the last week are true, he should have been fired years ago. It's that we're seeing this notebook dump right now. Someone's clearly trying to make Tony Bernazard the scapegoat for the Mets failures, either to placate the fans (if it's from ownership), or to save the ass of someone else in the front office (if it's, you know, someone else in the front office).
   11. Win one for Agrippa (haplo53) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:28 PM (#3262476)
Someone's clearly trying to make Tony Bernazard the scapegoat for the Mets failures, either to placate the fans (if it's from ownership), or to save the ass of someone else in the front office (if it's, you know, someone else in the front office).


On the FAN yesterday Heyman pointed out that it's interesting it's always Rubin who breaks these Tony B. stories.
   12. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:33 PM (#3262478)
On the FAN yesterday Heyman pointed out that it's interesting it's always Rubin who breaks these Tony B. stories.

If any writer knows the value of having a trusted source...
   13. MikeinMI Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:41 PM (#3262487)
You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you?
   14. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:42 PM (#3262488)
You guys. You lollygag the ball around the infield. You lollygag your way down to first. You lollygag in and out of the dugout. You know what that makes you?

Pussies, evidently.
   15. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:47 PM (#3262496)
If the word really was "pussies," then I don't know if that's nearly as offensive as "c--t" which I had originally pictured.

Regardless, a 50 year-old man removing his shirt to challenge a 20 year-old to a fight is more than a little over the top.
   16. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:51 PM (#3262502)
Regardless, a 50 year-old man removing his shirt to challenge a 20 year-old to a fight is more than a little over the top.

I never understood guys who have to remove their shirts before they'll fight. What, is the shirt made of gold? I always assume a guy taking off his shirt before a fight is just stalling and desperately hoping someone will intercede and keep him from getting his ass kicked. Or they've had pectoral implants and just want to show off.
   17. TerpNats Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:53 PM (#3262507)
Regardless, a 50 year-old man removing his shirt to challenge a 20 year-old to a fight is more than a little over the top.
Although in retrospect, Jim Bowden is probably wondering why he didn't think of doing it.
   18. Spahn Insane Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:53 PM (#3262508)
Dolores?

Mulva!

Reminds me of the old Chicago street name joke (or perhaps "trivia question" is more accurate)...
   19. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 12:58 PM (#3262515)
I think that the idea is to show off one's physique.

But with very few exceptions, most guys in their 50s would just embarrass themselves.
   20. bfan Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:03 PM (#3262518)
But with very few exceptions, most guys in their 50s would just embarrass themselves.


agreed, but most guys in their 50's therefor wouldn't pull the shirt off, pre-fight, which makes me think this guy is ripped (either on an absolute scale, or at least for his age).

Only in New York would there be news stories about an assistant GM-seriously, I couldn't tell you who my team's assistant GM is.
   21. bunyon Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:05 PM (#3262521)
Sounds to me like his on 'roids.
   22. RJ in TO Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:09 PM (#3262526)
agreed, but most guys in their 50's therefor wouldn't pull the shirt off, pre-fight, which makes me think this guy is ripped (either on an absolute scale, or at least for his age).


I'm choosing to interpret this as drunk ripped as opposed to built ripped.
   23. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:11 PM (#3262530)
Only in New York would there be news stories about an assistant GM-seriously, I couldn't tell you who my team's assistant GM is.

The A's assistant gm is David Forst, but I only hear about him doing assistant gm stuff and because he occasionally does interviews about, you know, trades and drafts and such.
   24. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:15 PM (#3262534)
agreed, but most guys in their 50's therefor wouldn't pull the shirt off, pre-fight, which makes me think this guy is ripped (either on an absolute scale, or at least for his age).

Possibly. Although I think that it's just as likely the guy is a delusional douche.

Picture Randy Marsh in that South Park episode where he kept fighting another parent at a youth sporting event.
   25. RJ in TO Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:18 PM (#3262539)
Only in New York would there be news stories about an assistant GM-seriously, I couldn't tell you who my team's assistant GM is.

The A's assistant gm is David Forst, but I only hear about him doing assistant gm stuff and because he occasionally does interviews about, you know, trades and drafts and such.


I believe the Jays assistant GM is Tony LaCava, and I know that only because his name seems to come up every time a GM position becomes available.
   26. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:21 PM (#3262545)
The A's assistant gm is David Forst, but I only hear about him doing assistant gm stuff and because he occasionally does interviews about, you know, trades and drafts and such.
I'm going out on a crazy limb here and guessing that the Asst. GM for most teams--maybe even every team but the Mets--has never ripped off his shirt and challenged a Double-A ballplayer to a fight. But maybe I'm wrong, maybe Kim Ng wanders off to Chattanooga for brawls all the time.
   27. bfan Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:24 PM (#3262549)
Maybe someone could check the bio's for the UCF fighters to see what their day jobs are; there may be several assistant GM's lurking there.
   28. Greasy Neale Heaton (Dan Lee) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:25 PM (#3262551)
In fact, when you challenge someone to a fight, the practical move is to put on *more* clothes.

It depends. How warm and humid is it? You don't want to put on a parka if you're in Miami in July, even if you're fighting a Klitschko.

Binghamton, though, that's iffy. More clothes might be a better option.
   29. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:27 PM (#3262554)
In fact, when you challenge someone to a fight, the practical move is to put on *more* clothes.


Really, the best strategy is to take off all your clothes, shave all body hair, cover yourself in vaseline and pull the other person's hair. Works for me every time.
   30. A Fatty Cow That Need Two Seats Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:29 PM (#3262560)
Picture Randy Marsh in that South Park episode where he kept fighting another parent at a youth sporting event.

I'm sorry, I thought this was America!
   31. bfan Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:29 PM (#3262561)
Really, the best strategy is to take off all your clothes, shave all body hair, cover yourself in vaseline and pull the other person's hair.


Of course, it takes a lot of patience by the other protagonist to make this strategy work, who really ought to throw the first punch somewhere in the shaving portion of the prep work.
   32. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:31 PM (#3262565)
Of course, it takes a lot of patience by the other protagonist to make this strategy work, who really ought to throw the first punch somewhere in the shaving portion of the prep work.


Is there no longer honor among men?
   33. Who Swished In Your Cornflakes? Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:31 PM (#3262567)
It just gets crazier and crazier for the 2009 Mets. Geez. What's next?
   34. bfan Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:33 PM (#3262570)
What's next?


They pull off the Halladay trade.
   35. 6 - 4 - 3 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:36 PM (#3262578)
It just gets crazier and crazier for the 2009 Mets. Geez. What's next?

Wilpon is revealed to have been the photographer of the Erin Andrews video.
   36. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:39 PM (#3262587)
Wearing a shirt opens you up for various clothing-based chokes and holds, as well as the ever-popular "pull the shirt up over his head" move.

Also, if you suspect that the other guy has a knife, it's a good idea to take the shirt and wrap it around your lead arm, to use as a shield.
   37. Francis Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:42 PM (#3262590)
Reminds me of the old Chicago street name joke (or perhaps "trivia question" is more accurate)...


Paulina, Regina & Lunt?
   38. Bring Me the Head of Alfredo Griffin (Vlad) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:42 PM (#3262593)
Oh, and I don't think the Pirates have an assistant GM. IIRC, they have like fifteen different advisors and special assistants(Doug Strange, Pete Vukovich, Bill Singer, Chuck Tanner, etc.) but nobody in an actual vice-GM seat as such.
   39. Xander Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:43 PM (#3262596)
Tony Bernazard was my coach when I played American Legion in high school. He was truly a nut. Back in little league, he used to attend his son's games, in his full 1980's Cleveland Indians uniform. As my Legion coach, he completely divided the team and caused friction between the two generations of players which were on the team. He also gave us a 45-minute lecture on David Eckstein. He's insane. His sons are cool though. When we went to spring training in Florida my freshman year, our coach had Bernazard's son throw a 130 pitch CG in one of our first games of the season and he was completely shot for the rest of the year. I rarely get a forum to discuss my connection to Tony Bernazard, so I thought I would put it here.
   40. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:45 PM (#3262598)
It is a fine testament to the 2009 Mets that I have absolutely no idea if Templeusox is making that up or what.
   41. twon8 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:47 PM (#3262600)
Tony was at a Brooklyn cyclones fame that was on sny a week or so ago and talked for a while about mets prospects and Iearned that he lives in Princeton and commutes to work. That's a hell of a commute and perhaps the source of his anger.

It really is weird how all this is coming out at once given the current situation with the team and my guess is that Omar is throwing him under the bus.
   42. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:53 PM (#3262610)
Tony Bernazard removed his shirt and challenged the Double-A players to a fight during a postgame tirade


That's known as "Hulking up"
   43. Xander Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:53 PM (#3262613)
Ha. No I'm serious. I still remember the Eckstein speech almost word for word, because he went through his life story and then killed the Red Sox for getting rid of him. It always amused me though that he went straight from sabotaging my last year in Legion (when he still had a job relating to Latin American relations with MLB) right to sabotaging the Mets. It never seemed like a logical jump to me.
   44. RJ in TO Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:55 PM (#3262617)
That's known as "Hulking up"


It only counts as "Hulking up" if he tears it in half while removing it.
   45. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:57 PM (#3262620)
Also, I'm pretty sure that even in the worst of his NWO villainy, Hogan never called anyone out as a #####, although I could be wrong about that.
   46. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: July 22, 2009 at 01:57 PM (#3262623)
Anyone else wonder why Hulk Hogan was considered the best wrestler when he was one of the least athletic and fun to watch?
   47. Xander Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:00 PM (#3262628)
Because he loved America.
   48. Avoid running at all times.-S. Paige Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:04 PM (#3262635)
But then why wasn't Hacksaw Jim Duggan held in higher regard?
   49. Matt Clement of Alexandria Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:04 PM (#3262636)
He was over.
   50. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:10 PM (#3262645)
I've never understood people who fail to understand the popularity of Hogan (or the Hogan-type, John Cena being the most recent). They're charismatic as hell, and booked to the moon. I mean, what else is there?
   51. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:15 PM (#3262650)
Showmanship is 80% of professional wrestling, and Hogan was a master.
   52. JPWF13 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:29 PM (#3262668)
Tony was at a Brooklyn cyclones fame that was on sny a week or so ago and talked for a while about mets prospects and Iearned that he lives in Princeton and commutes to work.


I work in Manhattan, I know people who live in Princeton and work in Manhattan- that's a long commute but doable. Princeton to Flushing? That's a bit longer...
   53. twon8 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:34 PM (#3262675)
How about Princeton to binghamton?
   54. andrewberg Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:36 PM (#3262678)
Showmanship is 80% of professional wrestling, and Hogan was a master.


Showmanship is 80% of wrestling, and little kids are 80% of wrestling fans. I don't mean to denigrate, as I'm a proud member of the remaining 20%. But look at what little kids like: superheros, hot dogs, cartoons. Hogan and Cena have much in common with 2 of the 3.
   55. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:42 PM (#3262685)
Hul Hogan body slammed Andre the Giant, man. Andre the Giant!
   56. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:44 PM (#3262690)
The man has got to go.

Yesterday, if not sooner...

(I've only been asking for this since the middle of 2006, FYI)
   57. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:44 PM (#3262691)
All the other good rock-n-wrestlers followed the Hulkster. That's why he was the man, even if Captain Lou had those rubber bands.
   58. My name is Votto, and I love to get blotto Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:48 PM (#3262698)
#55, you are right on. Guys like Hulk Hogan and The Rock are basically superheroes who come off the page. I don't follow it much anymore, but I was a die-hard fan for a long time.
   59. Spahn Insane Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:55 PM (#3262706)
Paulina, Regina & Lunt?

Close. Melvina (pronounced Mel-VY-na) in place of Regina.
   60. twon8 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:56 PM (#3262708)
One interesting bit of info, Jose Coronado is 23, so the underage drinking part doesn't really fly, unless he was buying for others.
   61. Hang down your head, Tom Foley Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:56 PM (#3262709)
Paulina, Regina & Lunt?

Close. Melvina (pronounced Mel-VY-na) in place of Regina.


I thought it was going to have something to do with Wacker.
   62. The District Attorney Posted: July 22, 2009 at 02:57 PM (#3262710)
I'm surprised that no one mentioned Chris Antonetti in the "assistant GMs with some name recognition" discussion.

As my Legion coach, [Bernazard] completely divided the team and caused friction between the two generations of players which were on the team.
Color me shocked.

But look at what little kids like: superheros, hot dogs, cartoons. Hogan and Cena have much in common with 2 of the 3.
Yeah, they're made of some kind of meat, but God knows what's in there.
   63. Nasty Nate Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:01 PM (#3262712)
Levski must have passed out when he saw this headline otherwise nothing explains the absence of his comments
   64. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:06 PM (#3262719)
Anyone else wonder why Hulk Hogan was considered the best wrestler when he was one of the least athletic and fun to watch?


He was insanely fun to watch. Athleticism is a far second to, as Tropical said, showmanship. Every Hogan match was a fun, if predictable, piece of theater. It's not some 70-minute long New Japan title match; it's an entirely different beast.
   65. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:08 PM (#3262722)
Showmanship is 80% of wrestling, and little kids are 80% of wrestling fans. I don't mean to denigrate, as I'm a proud member of the remaining 20%.


Not to take issue with your appreciation of fine technical wrestling (which hey, I was a fan of too), but it's a lot harder to be a world-class showman than a skilled technical wrestler.
   66. RJ in TO Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:13 PM (#3262732)
Levski must have passed out when he saw this headline otherwise nothing explains the absence of his comments


Except a suspension.
   67. Home Run Teal & Black Black Black Gone! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:17 PM (#3262736)
Except a suspension.


ay Dios mio.
   68. SoSH U at work Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:22 PM (#3262739)
Except a suspension.


Is that just a guess or do you know something Ryan?
   69. The Id of SugarBear Blanks Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:26 PM (#3262744)
I had Bernazard and allies behind the leak of the Mets turning down the Doc trade. Serves two Bernazard purposes: putting the knife in Omar's back and making the Met farm system look good.

Today's story about Bernazard being utterly unhinged is payback.
   70. zonk Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:27 PM (#3262745)
Paulina, Regina & Lunt?

Close. Melvina (pronounced Mel-VY-na) in place of Regina.


I thought it was going to have something to do with Wacker.


Well, it does... If you get lost trying to find the first 3, you default to the latter.
   71. RJ in TO Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:30 PM (#3262746)
Is that just a guess or do you know something Ryan?


I know nothing about anything. I'm just recalling levski's performance on a couple recent Mets threads, and blindly linking it with his absence today. Nothing I say about this topic should be taken as accurate in any way.
   72. winnipegwhip Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:32 PM (#3262749)
I've been sent here by Manuel and Minaya. Put that coffee down. Coffee is for closers. You couldn't close s4it.

Okay here are the rules. The top batting average for the month gets a new car. Second best batting average gets promoted to high A ball. Third place gets promoted to the big club.
   73. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:33 PM (#3262753)
Nothing I say about this topic should be taken as accurate in any way.

Or any other topic, really.
   74. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:38 PM (#3262757)
I cannot believe levski isn't here. This is a dream come true for him. Is levski = Adam Rubin?
   75. RJ in TO Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:46 PM (#3262768)
Or any other topic, really.


Generally speaking, your statement is correct.
   76. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:48 PM (#3262771)
Generally speaking, your statement is correct.

<shooty's robot brain explodes>
   77. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:48 PM (#3262772)
OT, but this voice needs to be heard in the wilderness...
   78. JJ1986 Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:55 PM (#3262779)
Today's story about Bernazard being utterly unhinged is payback.

This doesn't make Omar look good, though. It makes him look like he has no idea what's going on and no control over it.
   79. Ravecc Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:56 PM (#3262782)
Rubin is on a witchhunt. I approve of his target. The question is, who's pulling the strings? Is Omar throwing his people under the bus one by one? First Ricco, now TonyB, coming soon, Sandy Johnson?
   80. 1k5v3L Posted: July 22, 2009 at 03:58 PM (#3262784)
Levski must have passed out when he saw this headline otherwise nothing explains the absence of his comments
Sometimes, silence speaks louder than words. Especially babelfish words.
Is that just a guess or do you know something Ryan?
I second this question, Ryan.
Is levski = Adam Rubin?
Has anyone seen levski and Rubin in the same room at the same time (with shirts on, of course)?
Or any other topic, really.
Oh no, you didn't.
   81. Ravecc Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:00 PM (#3262787)
I had Bernazard and allies behind the leak of the Mets turning down the Doc trade. Serves two Bernazard purposes: putting the knife in Omar's back and making the Met farm system look good.


Naw. The non-trade is also damaging to the Wilpons, and Tony wouldn't risk that. His survival depends on staying on Jeff's good side.
   82. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:02 PM (#3262789)
Oh no, you didn't.

I am this close to banning you...from my heart!
   83. TerpNats Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:12 PM (#3262810)
It just gets crazier and crazier for the 2009 Mets. Geez. What's next?
Following his 12-year absence from baseball, the Mets have finally given George Costanza a front-office position.
   84. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:15 PM (#3262817)
Still, sending players to counseling rather than challenging them to a rumble might have been a more appropriate course of action.

I wonder what my reaction would have been at 20 years of age if I had been advised to seek counseling for my underage drinking. Hmmmm.
   85. Swedish Chef Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:20 PM (#3262830)
I wonder what my reaction would have been at 20 years of age if I had been advised to seek counseling for my underage drinking. Hmmmm.

But how would a 50-year old guy stripping and screaming have affected you? Sworn off drink forever?
   86. RJ in TO Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:23 PM (#3262833)
I wonder what my reaction would have been at 20 years of age if I had been advised to seek counseling for my underage drinking. Hmmmm.


I'm guessing more drinking.
   87. Baseball Analyst Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:26 PM (#3262841)
But then why wasn't Hacksaw Jim Duggan held in higher regard?


Speak for yourself.
   88. Dr Love Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:28 PM (#3262844)
If he gets fired he could get a job recruiting for Lane Kiffin.
   89. Shooty Survived the Shutdown of '14! Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:33 PM (#3262857)
I'm guessing more drinking.

And heroin.
   90. Adam M Posted: July 22, 2009 at 04:40 PM (#3262875)
This doesn't make Omar look good, though. It makes him look like he has no idea what's going on and no control over it.


I suspect this is because Omar has no idea what's going on and no control over it.

I don't hate the Mets like I did in my youth - I even started to like them a little - but it still has been entertaining to watch them go off the rails. I really like David Wright and Johan Santana a lot as players, though, so I feel sorry for them. I hope they both publicly demand to be traded.
   91. Good cripple hitter Posted: July 22, 2009 at 05:52 PM (#3263033)
Really, the best strategy is to take off all your clothes, shave all body hair, cover yourself in vaseline and pull the other person's hair. Works for me every time.


I've seen this happen. It's not as effective as you might think.
   92. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 06:25 PM (#3263105)
I really like David Wright and Johan Santana a lot as players, though, so I feel sorry for them. I hope they both publicly demand to be traded.


With all due respect...SHUT UP! ;-)
   93. Chris Dial Posted: July 22, 2009 at 06:39 PM (#3263127)
I never understood guys who have to remove their shirts before they'll fight. What, is the shirt made of gold? I always assume a guy taking off his shirt before a fight is just stalling and desperately hoping someone will intercede and keep him from getting his ass kicked.
I think it is more akin to removing you "rank". Bernazard wasn't fighting them where they get cut if they fight - it was man-to-man.
   94. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 06:49 PM (#3263147)
Well, this should settle the whole thing...eventually...

If the "investigators" are as effective as the medical/training staff...oy...
   95. Gonfalon Bubble Posted: July 22, 2009 at 07:10 PM (#3263193)
Also, I'm pretty sure that even in the worst of his NWO villainy, Hogan never called anyone out as a #####, although I could be wrong about that.

No, but Hulk Hogan did do an interview-- and I'm quoting exactly here-- saying, "The Big Hulkster in the Sky gave His life on the Cross so that the red and the yellow of Hulkamania would live forever." I'm not sure which translation he was using.
   96. There are no words... (Met Fan Charlie) Posted: July 22, 2009 at 07:23 PM (#3263225)
I can't believe it took me until now to think of this, but this whole situation has me scared shirtless...
   97. Baseball Analyst Posted: July 22, 2009 at 07:55 PM (#3263308)
Worth the wait.

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