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(   New York Yankees can't finish a deal to get Randy Johnson, leaving Steinbrenner longing for the Big Unit to fill his holes   ( divider line
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2004-12-21 11:43:18 PM  
Steinbrenner has been asking for one a big unit for his hole for a long time

2004-12-21 11:44:34 PM  
Hahahahhahahahahha, you can go ahead and suck it, Randy! We Diamondback fans eagerly await your inevitable and ceremonial Throwing In Of The Towel Of Trade Me Or Else.
2004-12-21 11:45:48 PM  
2004-12-21 11:45:49 PM  
Suck it Yankees.

/Go Cubs
2004-12-21 11:46:24 PM  
I don't know what the hell to think, other than the Dodgers have one of the more inept GM's ever. I wonder when DePodesta officially jumps the Malone...

/bring back Lo Duca!
2004-12-21 11:46:26 PM  
Knowing $teinbrenner, I'm $ure there will $till be $ome deal for Johnson.
2004-12-21 11:46:27 PM  
Submitter needs to not rip off past fark headlines.

That is all.
2004-12-21 11:46:31 PM  
Suck it televised baseball.

/Go Outside.
2004-12-21 11:46:38 PM  
rickythepenguin, you don't follow baseball that well do you? Big Unit will never throw again in a DBacks uniform. Do you honestly want a player on your team that doesn't want to play for you?

/Go Tigers
//I know
2004-12-21 11:46:50 PM  
I always liked the Big Unit.

/the pitcher.
//No really - the guy who throws balls in the game of baseball.
///great headline
2004-12-21 11:47:01 PM  
Not enough money from the Red Sox merch auction?
Sox Repeat!!!
2004-12-21 11:48:00 PM  
Golly, that's a lot of innuendo. It's almost as if a penis reference is being made.
2004-12-21 11:48:06 PM  
Sox repeat? I want to see it, but half your team seems to have gone missing.

/is that blood on my sock?
2004-12-21 11:48:17 PM  
blueeyesmn obviously doesn't know how to get links approved on Fark.
2004-12-21 11:49:37 PM  
Here's the great thing. Even if Steinbrenner buys the next 20 championships in a row, they'll never know what it feels like to be a Sox fan right now.

/looks out his window and sees the lights of Fenway
//Doesn't care about the Yankees
2004-12-21 11:50:02 PM  
2004-12-21 11:50:31 PM  
Go Brewers!

2004-12-21 11:52:30 PM  
The original "three-way" headline was funnier, but oh well.
2004-12-21 11:53:11 PM  
Also, ESPN reports that Arizona will be looking for another team to replace Los Angeles, so it's not necessarily done yet. Arizona wants to dump Randy's salary, Randy wants to leave, now it will just take more time, if they have their way.

Personally, I don't think it will happen, not with the Yankees anyway. ESPN also reported that Vazquez didn't want to be dealt to LA... why he has the say in where he's dealt is beyond me, he has not been on the club long enough to warrant a clause like that, but there you have it.

Not that the Yankees need to trade a 20-something year old with a good arm(plus prospects) for a 40-something year old superstar who will only be playing the game for another few years, at most.
2004-12-21 11:53:33 PM  
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THIS is worth HOW MUCH?
2004-12-21 11:55:09 PM  
It's not like he's posing for Playgirl.
2004-12-21 11:55:36 PM  
Wintermute, I can remember when people said a few years ago that he'd be gone well before the upcoming season. Seems to be throwing fine still.

treasure cat: More than you.
2004-12-21 11:56:19 PM  
Big Unit proves too much for Yanks. News at 11.
2004-12-21 11:57:09 PM  
SomeBigFarkingMan: I just don't like the idea of throwing away young players to get older ones. See also: Kevin Brown.
2004-12-21 11:57:39 PM  
Do they mean this Randy Johnson?

Or this one?

Just so long as we're clear on who we're talking about.
2004-12-21 11:58:12 PM HALF the team disappeared to free agency. We still have Manny, we still have Schilling, we still have Foulke, and we got Renteria. Not to mention the man - Big Papi Ortiz. Petey will be missed, by Clement and Wells should help make up for that. And Tek will be back...

Sox back to back!

Hell - even if we are in the cellar this year, we still beat the farking Yankees and won the Series.
2004-12-22 12:00:35 AM  
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2004-12-22 12:03:25 AM  


2004-12-22 12:03:52 AM  
haha great header
2004-12-22 12:06:04 AM  
Yankees: Greatest choke-job in sports history.
Red Sox: Greatest comeback in sports history.
2004-12-22 12:06:44 AM  
>>> HALF the team disappeared to free agency. We still have Manny, we still have Schilling

Not to mention, Schilling is a hell of an EverQuest fan.
2004-12-22 12:07:47 AM  
personally, Johnson's the only pitcher I really *enjoy* watching...he at least has some personality

keep in mind, this is coming from someone who couldn't give a rat's a$$ about baseball...'cept the Cubs
2004-12-22 12:08:27 AM  
Hah. Yes. The mariners stuck it to the yankees again! (By signing beltre, I mean...)
2004-12-22 12:08:38 AM  
He can take my headline if he wants, no biggie. Lets people remember the original!
2004-12-22 12:08:47 AM  
Schilling and EverQuest fan in same sentence.....

I'm off to see the revolver!
2004-12-22 12:09:54 AM  
Hey. Any pitcher that can hit a bird with a fastball is OK in my book.
2004-12-22 12:11:29 AM  

I'm so tired of all the farkin nicknames of Sox players.

How does that gerry-curl-douche-bag-with-a-midget/dwarf/whatever acquire the nickname Petey anyways?
2004-12-22 12:11:40 AM  
What is all the fuss over the nickname "Big Unit"? I don't get it. It seems immature.
2004-12-22 12:12:47 AM  
Aca nada -eh: How does that gerry-curl-douche-bag-with-a-midget/dwarf/whatever acquire the nickname Petey anyways?

Um, his name is "Pedro." That's Spanish for "Peter."
2004-12-22 12:15:00 AM  
hey us seattle citizens have more rights to randy johnson than the damn diamond-backs. Diamond-backs can suck it!

Long Live Martinez, and Randy Johnson.
2004-12-22 12:15:29 AM  
enormous genitals:

What is all the fuss over the nickname "Big Unit"? I don't get it. It seems immature.

...said by the guy with the Fark login "enormous genitals".
2004-12-22 12:15:33 AM  
Thank God. The Dodgers were going to get raped by this deal unless they had some other things falling into place, and that wasn't happening. Good for them, for not getting bullied by Steinbastard. There was an L.A. Times article on Sunday that started ringing the death knell for this deal: (registration required)
2004-12-22 12:15:57 AM  
Aca nada -eh: Yankees fan or just smart like one?
2004-12-22 12:19:16 AM  

enormous genitals:

What is all the fuss over the nickname "Big Unit"? I don't get it. It seems immature.

...said by the guy with the Fark login "enormous genitals".

Haha :D
2004-12-22 12:19:19 AM  
Dear Jesus:

Please do not let the Yankees into the series so that my TV is not polluted with close-ups of the ugliest man to ever don a sports uniform.

Thanks in advance,

P.S. You still owe me that bike I prayed for when I was eight. I know you're Jewish and all, but, damn, how much could a bike cost?

P.P.S. Oh, come on, that was a JOKE. A foolish stereotype. You don't have to be so sensitive. Ya know I love ya. Alrighty, then, see you on Christmas! Oh, and mom knows it's you shaking the presents to see what you got. Who else here leaves bloody handprints on the wrapping paper, hmmmmmm?
2004-12-22 12:21:52 AM  
Go Twins

and take the Vikings, Wolves and Wild with you.
2004-12-22 12:25:30 AM  
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The best rotation in baseball:
1) Tim Hudson
2) John Smoltz
3) Mike Hampton
4) Horacio Ramirez
5) John Thomson
Closer: Danny Kolb

Everybody else... eat it.
2004-12-22 12:25:38 AM  
So instead of the Yankees getting The Unit, they got Dick instead ?
2004-12-22 12:28:05 AM  
Why oh why must sports figures have ridiculous nicknames such as Big Unit?
Maybe because I'm a girl I just can't understand, but it seems like sports idols would want a nickname that appealed to women.

Big Unit = Big Dickhead in my book. I personally have not watched baseball in years so maybe I've got it all wrong and he is a dick?
2004-12-22 12:31:45 AM  
I mean with a name like Randy Johnson did he really need a more phallic nickname??
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