• HaroldHecuba: Mike Mussina is EASTERN EUROPEAN, not Italian....

Today, I debated with myself over whether to acknowledge the dramatic comeback by the Yankees on Tuesday.

Sarah 1: Holy shit! I can’t believe they came back from a 9-run deficit!

Sarah 2: Ugh, but the box score is like the most hideous thing ever. Those pitchers should be forced to pay some sort of fine. 33 hits in the game!

Sarah 1: But did you see that walk-off homer?

Sarah 2: Yeah, and I saw the joke of a game that preceded it. The Yanks took the lead in the sixth, gave it up again in the top of the seventh, got it back in in the bottom of the inning, and then let the Rangers tie it up before regaining the lead in the bottom of the ninth. That is some ugly, ugly baseball.

Sarah 1: I believe that’s what the public calls “excitement.” You’re just being all pissy because it’s the Yankees.

Sarah 2: Well, duh.

Sarah 1: Good point, dude. I concede in the face of your airtight logic.

Thus convinced, I finally decided that the Yankees’ feat did not merit a full tip of the hat. They are, after all, the Yankees. However, in the spirit of sportsmanship, I will award them a brief, curt head-nod of recognition.

Yuurghh. Now I feel like I need a shower.

10 Responses to “Yeah, yeah.”

  1. More importantly, what the hell do you so with an Aaron Small mini-baseball coupon?

  2. Jorge Posada and I’m totally guessing…

  3. Coley Ward says:

    NOO! Somebody already guessed Posada. It’s not Posada.

  4. Sarah Green says:

    Could it possibly be my hero, Captain Fenway, aka Jason Varitek??

  5. Varitek is a good guess too, but incorrect.

  6. Chipper Jones is my guess…

  7. Coley Ward says:

    Nobody’s gotten it yet…

  8. Nick Kapur says:

    I will guess Bernie Williams.

  9. And you would be right, Nick! New trivia next week!

  10. Nick Kapur says:

    Wow, cool!

    That was a good trivia question – really hard, but ultimately somewhat guess-able…

Leave a Reply

Marketplace

    Subscribe via email

    Enter your email address:

    Archives

What's Popular

Featured posts

220px-Bbwaa_logo_web

December 5, 2011

Will anybody get elected to the Hall of Fame this year?

Last week, we asked you to vote for who you would like to see enshrined in baseball’s Hall of Fame. The verdict? If it were up to UmpBump readers, nobody would make it in. The leading vote getter (so far) is Jeff Bagwell, who has 60% support. Of course, in the real voting, players need […]

January 5, 2011

Annual UmpBump Hall of Fame Balloting: 2011 Edition

In what has become an annual tradition, we here at UmpBump cast our ballots for the Hall of Fame on the eve of the announcements of the voting for the real Hall of Fame. Voters can vote for anyone ever who has been retired from baseball for at least five years and is not already […]

According to the internet, "The Little Napoleon" John McGraw was the greatest manager of all time.

October 19, 2010

Crowdsourcing the Greats: The Top 10 Managers of All Time

Now that we’ve looked at every position on the diamond, as well as relief pitchers, we are nearing the end of our “Crowdsourcing the Greats” series. But before we finish, let’s turn one more time to the internet hoi polloi for answers on who the greatest baseball manager of all time was. As usual, we […]