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Sunday, May 13, 2007

Happy Birthday, Bobby Valentine!

You know your're the man, we know you're the Man. Happy Birthday to one bad motherf***.

RE: regular season homeplate walk-off victory celebrations

I just watched the Red Sox complete their inevitable come-from-behind victory against the sad sack Orioles, a team so bad, Jim Duquette has a parking space. It's as predictible as a Pro-Wrestling match. Is it me or are the players taking things a little far in their walkoff celebrations? The Red Sox won on an error by the pitcher covering first, against the Orioles, in May. But if you didn't know better, you'd think they just cured throat cancer.

No, it's not me, it's them.

I mean, cmon, you think Ty Cobb bounced up and down like a doofy bastard when his team happened to win a game in the bottom of the ninth? No, he probably spit at someone's mother (if it was mother's day) and then went home to kick his dog. It all seems strangely undignified. Plus, if you celebrate like that over nothing, what do you do when it counts, like in the playoffs? Hire a stripper and get it catered? I'm going over to ask the expert at Mets Walkoffs right now. Maybe he can shed some light on this phenomenon.


  • At 9:33 PM, Blogger metswalkoffs said…

    Ha...good subject. I've been saying (mostly to myself) for years that someone is going to get injured during one of those fact, the college coach at my alma mater tore an ACL during a walk-off celebration last year.

    I should do some research on this...I seem to recall it taking off to a new level in late 90s (Pokey Reese walk-off HR rings a bell)...

    In fairness to the Red Sox, that was quite an amazing win...almost Metsian in quality.

  • At 10:12 AM, Blogger Itsmetsforme said…

    yes...the injury thing is a definite possibility, esp with $3-20 million dollar babies everywhere these days. The celebrations do look a bit "rougher" than, say, doing sprints in the outfield.

    It will be interesting to pinpoint the exact origins of this practice, but I think the late 90s is probably a place to start looking.

    Also interesting is that it is apparently no longer seen as "showing up" the other side to get hysterical over a regular season victory. With escalating salaries and more draconian brushback rules, it seems the definition of "showing up" has changed a lot.

  • At 10:49 PM, Blogger Jaap said…

    You're spot on about how bloody absurd it is, mate. I think it's a vast conspiracy by ESPN to get players to become hysterical over simple regular season victories in order to keep viewers watching their video highlights and keep their ratings high.
    Of course if you want to "really" see people going nuts over nothing try watching a few goal celebrations in football...


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