6-3 over the O's Thursday afternoon) to increase their winning streak ..."/> 6-3 over the O's Thursday afternoon) to increase their winning streak ..."/>

Wow, Filip Bondy really is a jagoff

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The Yanks won again (6-3 over the O’s Thursday afternoon) to increase their winning streak to five games, but again the win was overshadowed by something else.At least this time it wasn’t a blown call by an umpire. This monumental gaffe comes in the form of Filip Bondy, a (former?) sportswriter for the Daily News.

OK, I get it. Nobody likes the DH rule in baseball and I’m sure aging players don’t like being forced into that role. But Bondy had to go and write an article about how Thurman Munson was “spared” the embarrassment of becoming a DH by dying at an early age. Take it away Bondy:

"The DH may forever represent an unwanted demotion for older sluggers — Matsui, too, felt that way — but it is the fate of almost everyone, if they’re good enough to hang around. Thurman Munson was spared this indignity, in tragic fashion, dying at age 32."

Ho. Ly. Shit. Words can’t describe what a classless attack this is.

For those of you who don’t know, Thurm was the Yankees catcher throughout the 1970s, a fan favorite, great teammate and captain of the team (and, not that it means much but, one of my dad’s favorite players). He led the Yanks to three World Series, including two wins, before dying in a plane crash in August of 1979. So for this no-name piece-of-shit to go and disrespect him to prove his point is mind-boggling. You don’t like the DH? Fine, neither do I. Just don’t go and shit all over a great Yankee to make your point. What’s next, Bondy using Lou Gehrig as a point for universal health care? I’m not going to get into it anymore, there’s a special place in hell for people like this.

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Pat Daneker, a pitching coach for the Staten Island Yankees, lost his World Series ring, a cell phone and some cash after bringing (what were presumably) hookers back to his room at a Holiday Inn in Tampa. I’m guessing they’re not going to make one of those “Stay Smart” commercials out of this. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again, nothing good ever happens at a Holiday Inn. Just kidding, I’ll always love you, Lawrence.

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Despite one of (arguably) the biggest umpiring boners (editor’s note: hehehe) of the last 20 years, Bud Selig said he will not reverse the call on what should have been the final out of Armando Galarraga’s perfect game. That is bad news. However, there was some good that came out of this. From what Buddy boy said, it seems like there might be some changes coming to MLB, which is good.

"Given last night’s call and other recent events, I will examine our umpiring system, the expanded use of instant replay and all other related features. Before I announce any decisions, I will consult with all appropriate parties, including our two unions and the Special Committee for On-Field Matters, which consists of field managers, general managers, club owners and presidents."

I guess this is a step in the right direction, but how many players/teams have to get screwed before we get rid of the “human element”? Jim Joyce can cry like a little biatch all he wants, but it doesn’t excuse him fudging up a very important call. What’s more perplexing is that STILL some MLB people don’t want the extended use of replay…including many “prominent” Yankees.

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The Yanks are back at it again tomorrow night with AJ going against Brett Cecil in the opener of a three-game set at Toronto’s Rogers Centre. LET’S GO YANKS!!!