Twitter’s search function is awesome. It allows you to see what thousands of people around the world are saying about a specific person at any given time. About once every other day I type in “Mussina” and see what the Twitterverse is saying about our favorite player. Here are some highlights from the past two weeks:
The best quote ever about Derek Jeter came from Mike Mussina: http://t.co/pn0DQMJYpN
— Sweeny Murti (@YankeesWFAN) February 13, 2014
From the above article’s lead: “We can put on the uniform, and we can play in the Stadium, but we’re not the New York Yankees unless Derek Jeter is playing shortstop.”—Mike Mussina, May 2003. Read the whole thing.
Tanaka already has snarky answers for the press. I dub him Mussina Jr.
— JAke a look, y'all (@JakeMHS) February 11, 2014
I saw a few people on Twitter making similar comparisons. Is TanakaHOF.com taken yet?
Most career starts, 10+ K, 0 BB:
Randy Johnson 36
Curt Schilling 27
Roger Clemens 21
Pedro Martinez 18
Mike Mussina 12
Cliff Lee 12
— Words About Baseball (@WordsBaseball) February 9, 2014
Someone should write a column about that.
— Jonah Keri (@jonahkeri) February 5, 2014
Age 37+ pitchers to post 3+ WAR since 2008: Hiroki Kuroda (twice), R.A. Dickey, Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, R. Johnson & Bartolo Colon
— Travis Sawchik (@Travis_Sawchik) February 2, 2014
Just read an old SI article from 2000 discussing how Cleveland was preparing to spend big $ on Mike Mussina and Manny Ramirez…good times.
— Kris Kaiser (@K2Kais) February 5, 2014
I think Mussina made the right choice. The Indians were the AL Wild Card in 2001, where they lost in the division series, but didn’t make the playoffs between 2002 and 2006 (2001-’06 was the length of Mussina’s first Yankee contract). The Indians had two winning seasons between ’01 and ’06. The Yankees made the playoffs every one of those seasons, including two World Series trips.
Most postseason starts lost by his team: Pettitte 18, Maddux, Glavine & Clemens 17, Mussina 13.
— Dan McLaughlin (@baseballcrank) February 3, 2014
Is this a good or bad statistic? It’s good company for sure.
.@neal_kendrick Highest ERA+ through 1st 2 seasons (min 300 IP):
— David Branson (@obxleatherman) January 27, 2014
I’d like to highlight the next post because it includes a link to a wonderful article about Mike Mussina. I can’t recommend it enough.
— Nestor Aparicio (@NestorAparicio) February 9, 2014
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