Thursday, October 22, 2009

Here Come the...YANKEES!

About fucking time for Teix, Matsui, and Cano.  All they needed was a little dose of Angels bullpen.

20 bucks says John Lackey is on the phone with Brian Cashman right now laying the ground work for his 5-year deal to sign with the Yanks in the offseason.

Is Barstool NY Ripping Off My Material?

Last Wednesday I posted a story about some Boston Globe blogger trying to take a shot at the Yankees because it was all he had left after the Sox were eliminated.  That fanstically-written blog can be found


Included in that post was a reference to D-Generation X (yeah, yeah, cue the fucking jokes about using the WWE), which explained my feelings towards the previously-mentioned blogger.

Today on Barstool NY, there's a post by JimmyD talking about tonight's game and looking ahead to the World Series against the Phillies.  That post can be found


Notice any similarities???

Now I'll admit that using D-X and the phrase "suck it" is the perfect counter-argument to anybody who doubts or tries to bad mouth the Bombers, and normally could be considered coincidental.  But when it's being used by a dude who has shown himself to be a pretty weak source of Yankee information, that shows up as a blip on my radar.

It's bad enough that the guys at Barstool NY and El Pres chose JimmyD as their resident Yankee blogger.  The dude has nothing interesting, valuable, or original to say.  His humor and analysis of Yankee games basically consists of stating the obvious and using the word "fuck" a lot.  But it's even worse when his lack of originality includes stealing gimmicks and bits used on a much smaller, much less-read blog like my own.

I used screen shots of the bad calls made in Game 4 for my blog the other day that I took directly from Barstool NY, and  as you can clearly see here I gave them their due for a job well done.  Don't get me wrong, I'm honored that people want to come to me for inspiration.  But when you're working for a site that gets hundreds upon thousands of pageviews a year and you're resorting to picking on the little guy and the new kid on the blog block like myself, that's just sad. 

I'm not saying he did, I'm not saying he didn't, but I am saying it's curious.  In any case, if you want to come to a place to get legit Yankee analysis and original humor with the occassional f-word mixed in, come here.  If you want to get 2 to 3 paragraphs of bumbling, poorly-written garbage that you could overhear any overweight Guido Yankee fan say live in the stands at the Stadium, stick with JimmyD.

And if you're not down with that, I got 2 words for ya...!