Post Pointless Playoff Predictions

Who knew Bon Jovi could make playoff baseball so cool? Very funny bloopers from that here (featuring Joba and Johnny D!). I’m psyched for October ball.  Are you? And who doesn’t love predictions? Their pointless, stupid and can fill hours of time as you debate them away (I sound like my wife discussing sports other…

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Where do we go from here?

Today is September 29th. The Yankees’ season is over. And, if these whispered comments mean anything, Mike Mussina’s career may be as well. The Moose is contemplating retirement, and frankly, I don’t blame him. I believe that there’s nothing more Mike can realistically accomplish without, as he put it, becoming “nomadic” and hanging on for…

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Game Recap 9/28 – “Well boys, it’s been emotional”

Posted by The Moose and Rorschach Well, it’s over. As you know if you’ve read Ryan’s PHENOMINAL blog, Moose picked up his 20th win today. I’ll be back with my thoughts tomorrow after a night of rest, but I wanted to pass along a few points about Mussina’s season, excluding the wins. 1) Mussina’s ERA of…

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Blog for 20! Let’s Go Moose!

What follows is a live dairy from Mike Mussina’s final start of the 2008 season.  The start was Mussina’s attempt at achieving his first 20 win season.  It may have also been the final start of his Hall of Fame career.  Enjoy the read. After the fact note: I didn’t mention it here, but this game was delayed more than…

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We’ve Been Here Before: Mussina, 20 wins and the final month of 1996

Posted by Rorschach I know this is a bit long, but I believe it is worth the read.  A bit tragic perhaps though. In 1996 Mike Mussina won his 19th game of the season on September 7th.  He would start four more games that season. At only 27 years of age, having a twenty win…

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What #20 really means. Marichal and the Moose and the Death of the Complete Game.

Who the hell decided 20 was going to be this big magical number?  In fact, who decided that round numbers are so good anyway?  Is this hard-wired into our minds from birth or is it something we learn in youth?  Somebody get Malcolm Gladwell on this!  Why is it that multiples of 10 have so…

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Other Milestones for the Moose

While much of the attention for Sunday’s game is directed at Mussina picking up a win, he’s got some other “round” number milestones he could hit as well: 1) 200 innings Times done: 10 Last time done: 2003 Mussina needs: 5 2/3 innings pitched This one goes pretty much hand-in-hand with the win. Unless it’s a…

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“Aren’t you going to open your present?” “If it’s a severed head, I’m going to be very upset”

Alright kids, here’s the deal. If Ryan can get out of work on Sunday, we’re going to live blog the Boston start. Your overwhelming respone to our first effort convinced us to do it again.” Actually, that wasn’t the reason at all. There’s just supposed to be a monsoon in Boston this weekend so I…

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Mussina is the man, and hilarious too

As a Mike Mussina fan–and journalist, I was thoroughly amused at his postgame press conference. Mussina’s an intelligent guy, with a dry sense of humor who, for the most part, is not a fan of questions that aren’t intelligent in nature. Some highlights: 1) When asked if he was “disappointed tonight”: “Oh you mean because…

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Game Recap 9/24 -“I guess this is the place”

Well, here we go my friends. After stiffling the Blue Jays for 5 shutout innings, Mike Mussina stands to win his 20th game on Sunday in Boston. Mussina was sharp through five innings, fanning six and allowing only four hits. After exiting after the 5th inning, Mussina would watch the bullpen gut through three tense…

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