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klw
03-22-2007, 04:52 PM
http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/spring2007/columns/story?columnist=stark_jayson&id=2808117

Here's my favorite part.


Then that magical Junior Griffey smile returned.

"I've already had discussions with our pitchers," he said.

Having served up that straight line, he paused -- waiting for the question we'd just been carefully set up to ask:

And, uh, what discussions were those?

"Throw hard in to righties and soft away to lefties," he laughed. "How hard is it to pitch like that the whole year?"


And then there is this:


Asked another question about the different spin that balls have when they're heading for right field than when they're bound for center, Griffey revealed his secret strategy for leading the league in fielding percentage.

"It usually [spins] toward the line," he deadpanned. "So I figure that if I stay on the line and work my way toward right-center, I'll be fine."

He looked around to see how that pearl went over.

"See," he chuckled. "I know what I'm doing."

Puffy
03-22-2007, 05:19 PM
Its Jayson Stark, not Idiot Neyer, errr, I mean Rob Neyer

Falls City Beer
03-22-2007, 05:29 PM
Its Jayson Stark, not Idiot Neyer, errr, I mean Rob Neyer

Rob Neyer is an insufferable, pompous pud.

westofyou
03-22-2007, 06:03 PM
Rob Neyer is an insufferable, pompous pud.

Nah, he's actually pretty soft spoken and kinda nice.

Falls City Beer
03-22-2007, 07:12 PM
Nah, he's actually pretty soft spoken and kinda nice.

Yeah, I'm not nearly the a-hole in real life that I am on message boards. :)

pedro
03-22-2007, 07:13 PM
woy has to be nice to Rob. they're neighbors.

GAC
03-22-2007, 07:23 PM
I thought he lived next to Joe Morgan? :mooner:

cincinnati chili
03-22-2007, 07:25 PM
I used to read Rob everyday. But haven't read much at all sent he went to paid content.

KronoRed
03-22-2007, 07:45 PM
I thought he lived next to Joe Morgan? :mooner:

I'd move.

:D

pedro
03-22-2007, 07:55 PM
I used to read Rob everyday. But haven't read much at all sent he went to paid content.

me neither. I miss both he and Gammons but i'm not to ready to pay for it.

as a consequence i hardly ever go to espn.com anymore.

M2
03-22-2007, 08:21 PM
me neither. I miss both he and Gammons but i'm not to ready to pay for it.

as a consequence i hardly ever go to espn.com anymore.

I've done the same thing. Brilliant strategy they came up with there.

RedsBaron
03-22-2007, 08:53 PM
I've done the same thing. Brilliant strategy they came up with there.

Me too. I like Neyer; I own four of his books--and I like Gammons--but I now usually just go to SI's web site instead.

michst
03-23-2007, 08:15 AM
Have you read the comments some people posted about the article. Some Cardinal fans are taking exception to Griffey being called the greatest cf of his generation, trying to say Jim Edmunds is. Idiots

Chip R
03-23-2007, 09:25 AM
I've done the same thing. Brilliant strategy they came up with there.


Yeah. If Bill Simmons ever goes Insider, I will rarely go there anymore.

klw
03-23-2007, 09:57 AM
Its Jayson Stark, not Idiot Neyer, errr, I mean Rob Neyer


Oops.:bang: :bang: :bang:

I'm not going to alter the thread title because otherwise this thread makes no sense. :)

Next week it will be a nice Ron Borges piece anyway

Doc. Scott
03-23-2007, 02:50 PM
Nah, he's actually pretty soft spoken and kinda nice.

I think he does okay, yeah- although I did once hear him go on the Lance McAlister show on 1360 HOMER woefully underprepared. He asked more questions of Lance than he answered himself.

His two most recent books are fun reads. I like the "what-if" stuff in his latest one about "baseball blunders" or whatever.