Tuesday, August 12, 2008

How FTLT's phone call will go today with Mike.

FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

Mike, I just need to ask you a couple of

questions about May 20th.

FRANCESA

Shoot.

FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

On the afternoon of the 20th, you were

contacted by a caller who said that

the Rays were in first place.

FRANCESA

Yes.

FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

And the caller predicted that the Rays were

going to win the AL East. Am I

getting this right?


FRANCESA

Yes.


FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

If you feel there are any details that I'm

missing, you should free to speak up.


FRANCESA

Thank you.


FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

Now it was at this point that you told Sal Licata to cut him off?


FRANCESA

Yes.


FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

And what happened then?


FRANCESA

We agreed that we shouldn’t talk about the Rays until

September.


FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

The Rays were not to be discussed until September, not August?


FRANCESA

On the first day in September. 1:06 in the afternoon.

Four weeks too late as it will turn out.


FIRST TIME, LONG TIME flustered on the phone


FIRST TIME, LONG TIME

Alright, that's all I have. Thanks very

much for your time.

8 comments:

First Time, Long Time said...

Gman..you couldn't have scripted a better ending for me?

gman26 said...

I was going to have you ask for a copy of the transcript from that day's show, but I would have had to go through a lot to get there.

bigjf said...

He'll cut you off waaaayyy before you get to that whole September vs. August debate.

bigjf said...

LOL now he's basically blaming the entire Yankee season on Melky Cabrera...

bigjf said...

Now he's blaming it on Cano, saying there's no effort there...

Yes, he's not been good, but Cano hit .327 in July and is a decent .281 in his last 10 games.

Anonymous said...

sounds like Francesca isn't going to give Tamper their proper due...and just blame it on the Yanks

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Mike is going to accentuate that the Yanks have made playoffs for past 13 years, and all Tampa fans / Yankee haters have been waiting for soo long....etc. Here he is saying it again. So he's gonna let you on but play it down as "its about time" etc. Also gonna talk about Yanks futility as opposed to Rays superiority. I won't be surprised if later on he decides that with the injuries Tampa will fall behind Boston

gabagool said...

Listen
as posters here know, I can give a rats ass what happens to Mike, but there is NO WAY getting around the facts that the Sox AND especially the Yanks are just not that good. Tampa DESERVES to win this thing, but these other two teams just don't have it this year. Sox may come up big in the last 4 weeks, but Yanks, I'd be really really surprised