Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Francesa Cleansing

These past few days I have been away and unable to listen to "Mike'd Up, Francesa on the Fan, show that used to be compelling with Chris Russo" or whatever you'd like to refer to it as. And I must say, removing myself from Mikey for this short period of time is really a breath of fresh air. I don't find myself constantly having to get into a car by 1:04 or pause my TIVO when I need to take a piss. In short, my life doesn't quite seem to revolve around tuning in for the big man's take on the day's events. I'm not going to lie - there have been times the past two days where I sat around thinking "I wonder what Mike is saying right now." But with the passage of time, those moments are few and far between. I would imagine this is much like doing some crazy colon cleansing procedure. It rids your body of unnecessary toxins. And so now that my body has been rid, I am ready to poison it once again. So fill me in on what has gone down the past few days on America's #1 rated sports talk show on the planet...

13 comments:

AwesomeSean said...

FTLT...Not sure if you know this but Mike:

1. Thinks Joba is better in the 'pen
2. Thinks Matsui has slowed down
3. Likes to throw WHIP around like he's Bill James

I learned all of this new info today.

brian12566 said...

Mike admitted he was wrong today. You read that right. I will say it again because I can not believe it myself. He thought the Mets' signing of Sheffield was a terrible idea and Sheff would be a clubhouse pain in the neck. He said and I quote:" I was dead wrong about that." Did the Diet Coke Diva turn over a new leaf? Should a "Admitted Wrong" counter start? Or this is just a one time deal?

Anonymous said...

Mike admitting he is wrong is a one time deal without a doubt.

They should put odds on it in Vegas.

JD

bigjf said...

He took the Joba thing to a whole new level today, screaming at Alex from Bedminster. I quickly deemed the show as unwatchable and turned it off.

Whatdoyouhave? said...

bigjf I had the same reaction to him complaining in his whiny voice and yelling over and over about the Joba thing. We get your point. Don't have to repeat it 28 times

Anonymous said...

bigjf and whatdoyouhave...whats the point of watching and enjoying francesa if you didnt like the yelling at alex. that shit was great.

Whatdoyouhave? said...

Haha - didn't hear / see that call - I was referring to his Joba-obsession throughout the day. I do enjoy an unintentionally comedic Francesa freakout as much as the next guy

Anonymous said...

TYPICAL KNOW IT ALL!! WHEN HE IS STUCK START YELLING. I AM NOT A SPORT JUNKIE BUT WHAT I CANNOT UNDERSTAND IS THE BRAIN DEAD CALLERS WHO PAY FOR THE PHONE CALL TO THIS CHEAP ORG., TO BE PUT ON HOLD TO BE PUT DOWN BY A BIG A--HOLE!!

Anonymous said...

Mike had a good rant today about Bronson Arroyo again. He claimed that Arroyo's 5 era is a result of the occasional 9 run first inning followed by several great starts in a row...typical francesa

bigjf said...

I gave Mike another chance today. Heard that remark about Arroyo, and turned it off again.

If Arroyo is a great pitcher, then Randy Johnson should've won a Cy Young while he was with the Yankees for winning 17 games. It's called run support, which Arroyo has plenty of with the Reds.

As for Mike screaming at Alex, yeah I did get a chuckle at it, but then he continued on and on in that condescending, screaming tone like he takes it personal. Mike screaming about Joba is like a 2 year old screaming that 2+2=6. There's no way to argue with a 2 year old and there's no way to argue with Mike. You can't use logic or facts. You just have to sigh, let him think he's right, and ignore him.

Anonymous said...

Mike just made the claim that an ace was never part of the Yankees package that won 4 world series between 96 and 2000. Mike asked one caller to define an ace for him. The fan responded by saying an ace is someone with close to 20 wins and an era around 3.5. Mike believes the yankees' 4 rings from the 90's were a product of their bullpen and that this 20 game winner was non-existent. However if one were to actually look at the stats for those teams, you would discover that Pettite won 21 games for the yanks in 96, David Cone won 20 games in 98, El Duque won 17 in 99, and Pettite won 19 in 2000. It would be nice if Francesa looked at the stats before he made his claims

bigjf said...

The amazing thing, anon, is that Mike went back and looked at all that in the next segment. But since apparently no one would call Pettitte, Duque, or Cone "aces" over their careers, the Yankees thus did not have any aces during those championship years. I guess there is no such thing as an "ace" season. Maybe they ought to move Aceves, Tomko, Coke, and Veras into the rotation and put Sabathia, Burnett, and Hughes in the pen while they're at it.

Anonymous said...

Mike is still on Arroyo? Are you joking? From 2005 until this year, Bronson Arroyo has been the definition of a league average starter. This year he's way worse than league average. He's been terrible. I wonder if Tubby still think he "misses bats" when he's striking out in excess of 2 fewer batters per 9 innings than the league average pitcher. That's what he's doing this year.

It's pretty obvious that Mike doesn't know shit about how intelligent people analyze baseball in this day and age. Here's a clue: ERA is not the most important stat. It's subject to a lot of noise that the pitcher can't control very well. Since he doesn't watch the NBA or NHL anyway, he should have plenty of time to research how the performance of baseball players is evaluated in 2009, instead of the gibberish he spews that's a throwback to 1959.