If you follow us on Twitter (like 600+ wise souls do) you’ll know that we often retweet interesting tidbits about Mike Mussina. If you don’t follow us or don’t use Twitter or can’t keep up with all the content on Twitter (and the repetitive ads that appear in the timeline) this post is for you. These are Mussina-centric tweets from baseball writers, analysts, and fans over the past few months. Our commentary is included.
The 5 toughest pitchers David Ortiz ever faced per @PlayersTribune
2. Mo Rivera
3. Mike Mussina
4. Sonny Gray
5. Carter Capps? Yes
— Mark Dondero (@MarkDondero) September 25, 2016
I was a bit surprised to see David Ortiz pick Mussina since he hasn’t faced him in eight years. Here is the full article from Ortiz. It includes a few paragraphs from Papi about his experiences facing Mussina.
Noah Syndergaard joins Bob Gibson and Mike Mussina as the only pitchers with 6+ strikeouts in each of their first four playoff starts. #Mets
— Jacob Resnick (@Jacob_Resnick) October 6, 2016
Two outings of *exactly* 1 hit, 0 walks, and 10+ strikeouts, live-ball era:
— Doug Kern (@dakern74) September 20, 2016
All should be in one day. We may not see many more pitchers get to 3000+ innings. Felix Hernandez (2400 IP) and Justin Verlander (2318 IP) have a good chance to join this list if they stay healthy for three more seasons.
Last NYY ERA leader: Rudy May 1980, 2.46
Last NYY FIP leader: Mussina 2001, 2.92
— James Smyth (@JamesSmyth621) September 15, 2016
Facetious or not, 1997 Mussina was the best postseason P performance I've seen from an O, & I was alive in 79 & 83.
— Blow The Bucking Team Up (@Fake_Buck) September 4, 2016
Even Twitter’s parody accounts respect Moose’s 1997 postseason.
It's been 15 years since the Mussina almost perfect and I still hate Carl Everett with every fiber in my body.
— Trent Reznor Ramon (@fuzzybritches) September 2, 2016
Hate is a strong word. It’s not strong enough in this case.
Best uni No. 35&36 in MLB history. 35: Thomas, Niekro, Mussina, Verlander, Hamels, Maglie and Henderson in first tour with A's. #ozzie2orel
— Tim Kurkjian (@Kurkjian_ESPN) August 5, 2016
Better Hall of Fame case?
— Graham Womack (@grahamdude) July 17, 2016
Patrick has written about this comparison before.
— Howard Riefs (@hriefs) September 2, 2016
Buster Olney’s New York Times column from the day after Mussina’s 1-0 shutout is worth your time.
I am certain of two things. (1) Mike Mussina wrote this himself and (2) He was drunk when he did it. pic.twitter.com/ciIHfmosNr
— Beardfreak (@Beardfreak) September 1, 2016
Actually, this was Patrick.
When you search Mussina on Twitter these days you actually get as many hits for his son, as you do for Mike. Mussina’s son Brycen is a gunslinging QB in a pro-style office at Montoursville High School. According to a Standford Athletics blog
Stanford, Delaware, Bucknell, Holy Cross and Duquesne are among the programs that have expressed football recruiting interest in Mussina, who intends to camp with the Cardinal, Delaware, Bucknell and perhaps Holy Cross this summer.
Here is the younger Mussina’s highlight reel. He’s soon going to make a name for himself.
Finally, there are these amusing Mussina references that were generated during the Orioles’ wild card game.
BlueJays vs Orioles. This Wild Card game comes down to one thing. Cito not playing Mussina.
— Batting Stance Guy (@BattingStanceG) October 4, 2016
Mike Mussina coming out of the pen before Britton?
— JASouthard (@JASouthard) October 5, 2016