Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Mike the Phony

So for all of us out there who have listened to Mike Francesa over the past year, there are 3 unavoidable truths that we know. Here they are:

1) Mike told CC Sabathia to "get lost!!!" Francesa told listeners Sabathia wasn't even that great and that he "hoped" the Yanks didn't get him. Mikey was annoyed at the games CC was playing and wanted no part of Sabathia. Days later he was in pinstripes.

2) Mike mocked the Braves who were about to give AJ Burnett around $70 million during the offseason. The big man laughed that any team would commit that many years and dollars to the injury prone righty. A week later, AJ was in the Bronx.

3) Mike pleaded over and over to anyone who would listen that Joba Chamerblain had one purpose on this planet: to set up the great Mariano. He presided over the Joba Wars, throwing out names like Goose Gossage. Mike made it clear, that on no uncertain terms, Mr. Chamerblain needed to be a reliever. Francesa criticized Joba as a starter, claiming he was not that dominant. Months later, number 62 is penciled in the starting rotation.

But for those that caught some of today's open, Mike boasted about the dominant starting rotation that the Yankees had. The only other teams that were even on that level were the Rays and the Red Sox. To listen to Mke gush about the starting 5 for the Yanks, one would think this was Francesa's dream rotation. The one that he had petitioned for all off season. The 5 guys he wanted to go to war with any day. But those who have listened for the past year know otherwise. Don't let the big man fool you. Mike, I have two words for you: Get Lost.

13 comments:

Loki said...

Matt from East Meadow just called and asked a question about the Jets. While Mike was responding Matt just randomly jumped in and said "Alright thanks Mad Dog" and hung up.

Mike did not respond to that at all. We need more of these type of callers.

Rob NY said...

Great job outta FTLT.

Francessa has always had the memory of a head trauma victim. Reasonable on the old stuff, AWEFUL on the short term.

You forgot one from last baseball season; I for one am still waiting for the Rays to prove they are a good team and won't wilt under the pressure of August.

AwesomeSean said...

I didn't understand Mike's purpose for blasting CC. The guy sensed the NYY would pay an additional $20MM, he was right and all he had to do was wait it out a little. What's wrong with that? There was no upside for Mike unless CC took a few dollars more and failed in a less sexy place. Weird. And stupid.

I hate the NYY but I can't blame him for being excited with this rotation. It is good. It'll have to be, though.

According to Mike, during his talk with Sweeny, Jeter's SS defense was a topic during the WBC but it's not an issue within the NYY organization. I guess, SS defense is not important to the NYY. I guess Jeter will class and clutch his way to average defense this year.

Jason said...

awesome sean, the yanks are headed for a lot of drama once jeters contract is up. i cant wait.

First Time, Long Time said...

awesome sean...i disagree with the statement "I can't blame him for being excited with this rotation" I actually can blame him. He didn't want 3/5 of that rotation. And he is gleeful over it. I would have a ton more respect for him if he said "Now listen everyone knows I didn't want CC or Burnett and I want Joba in the pen but this is still a great rotation..." but what are the odds we hear that?

AwesomeSean said...

FTLT - Well, past comments aside, it's a pretty impressive group. If Burnett stays healthy, I expect the rotation to perform well. As a Yankee fan, Mike's excited. You're correct, of course but you'll never get the satisfaction of Mike admitting he didn't want CC. In fact, Mike may turn it around to say that his diatribes forced CC to see the error of his ways and sign with the Yanks. As Rob NY already stated, great job outta FTLT. The anger was perfectly placed.

Anonymous said...

Will someone PLEASE call Mike and ask him about UCONN!Lets watch him go on defense.

Anonymous said...

MIKE KNOWS KNOTHING MIKE THEY PAID FOR THE KID COME ON READ THE STORY!MIKE YOUR BOY CHEATED> BUT HE BLAMES THE NCAA! He is a joke!

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Not listening now about UCONN but I enjoyed hearing Mike Greenspan bestow so much economic knowledge on us in the opening hour

Loki said...

Mike just announced that his 4 year old daughter is an aspiring slut.

Anonymous said...

Mike is such a joke, he understands the small peoples worries, but the economy turned in Sept. so Uconn could'nt cheat because the NCAA is stupid.
Thanks ALL High Mike.

Anonymous said...

Mike just broke the NFL Directv stoy a BBBBBillion dollars. Did'nt I read this yesterday? But Mike needs to comment first for it to be true.

DOCBILL33 said...

Mike I believe has no reached a new low, I will now Listen to WEEI at least they talked about the UCONN situation after they read the story.
You Know Mike would not read the story