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From Craig Calcaterra over at Hardball Talk comes this:
After nearly a decade of hearing about the lack of civility in modern online media, allow me to be the first to chant “one of us … one of us … we accept you” at the folks behind the fun dust-up between the New York Daily News and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch over Johan Santana‘s no-hitter from Friday night.
First volley:* The Post-Dispatch’s placing a large asterisk (*) on the Johan Santana no-hitter in its Saturday morning edition, pictured to the right.
Return volley:* The New York Daily News, today:
“Apparently, the Post-Dispatch couldn’t locate the asterisk key while Mark McGwire (the current Cardinals hitting coach) was swatting 220 steroid-aided home runs while a member of the Cardinals and setting bogus records in St. Louis.”
Of course the best thing about this is that, when print media is involved, it takes three days for a flame war to develop. I think Mets and Cardinals fans online had this thing argued out, hashed over and then resolved before midnight on Friday.
Perhaps the funniest part of Craig’s post, though I do love the Daily News 110%, spot on return volley, was this “update” Calcaterra posted a few hours after his piece first appeared on the web.
“*Bonus points to the NYDN I-Team Twitter feed for noting that, while it may take print media three days to have a flame war, they can at least spell, which I could not, having originally spelled it “volly.” Touche, print media. Touche.”
UPDATE: According to Yahoo! Sports, the offender spent TWO nights in a Queens jail, missed his son’s first birthday celebration AND could face a year in jail and a $25,000 fine related to the city’s unruly fan law. Yikes.
From D.J. Short over @ Hardball Talk comes this one that flew under the radar last night:
There were so many things to talk about in the aftermath of Johan Santana‘s no-hitter that this one flew under the radar a bit. Still, it’s pretty entertaining.
After Santana struck out Cardinals’ third baseman David Freese to complete the no-hitter, he was mobbed on the mound by teammates and coaches. But there was also someone in the pile who clearly didn’t belong. Adorned in Gary Carter’s No. 8 and a pair of jean shorts, a fan came running from right field to celebrate history.
The unidentified fan, a man who appeared to be in mid-20s and possibly intoxicated and/or euphoric, actually stuck around in the scrum for quite some time before being pulled away and tackled by two security guards. You can watch video of the celebration here. The fan comes into the frame at about the 18-second mark.
I don’t condone running on the field, but if you are going to get arrested and possibly banned from Citi Field for life, picking the first Mets’ no-hitter is a pretty good time to do it.
Personally, I don’t think anything short of a million bucks AND month long “vacation” with all of the Victoria’s Secret models is worth risking a lifetime ban from my favorite teams field, but whatever floats your boat I guess.
Then again, should we expect anything else from a grown man who is still wearing Jorts?
On a side note, if you want to see some good ol’ fashioned trash talkin’ between a couple of major newspapers on the matter of Santana’s no-hitter…go right HERE.
Jeurys Familia: 5 IP, 4 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 3 BB, 8 K. According to Bisons’ broadcaster Ben Wagner, his curve was “electric.” Through 9.2 innings over his first two starts in AAA, Familia has six walks and 12 strikeouts.
Meanwhile, the Bisons were beating up on Yankees prospect Dellin Betances for eight runs including three homers in 3.1 innings. I argued on Wednesday that if David Wright does need to go on the DL it was time to give Zach Lutz a shot at third.
I clearly inspired Lutz who was 2-4 with a pair of homers. He’s now hitting a modest .333/.385/.625 (8-for-24) in his first seven games.
Jordany Valdespin was 1-4 with a homer, and a walk. The homer was his first extra-base hit of the year. He also scored from second on a sacrifice fly to centerfield after which the Yankees’ CF was removed with an injury. Hey, two walks in a week, we’re getting somewhere with this.