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(Some Guy)   I'm your huckleberry...Doc Halladay wins Cy Young   (thegoodphight.com ) divider line
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2010-11-16 04:00:55 PM  
lh6.ggpht.com
 
2010-11-16 04:37:47 PM  
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This should be a surprise to exactly 0 people. Kind of a no-brainer there.
 
2010-11-16 06:00:04 PM  
thread over in one
 
2010-11-16 06:02:55 PM  
Weird; I was just listening to a DVD Verdict podcast talking about that movie today. (And realizing I've never seen it all the way through; sadly, not available for Netflix streaming but I bumped up the DVD.)
 
2010-11-16 06:05:18 PM  

JosephFinn: Weird; I was just listening to a DVD Verdict podcast talking about that movie today. (And realizing I've never seen it all the way through; sadly, not available for Netflix streaming but I bumped up the DVD.)


The one time in his entire career that you can say he out acted everyone in the movie. It was his best performance.
 
2010-11-16 06:05:47 PM  
There really was no other choice.
 
2010-11-16 06:06:03 PM  

Cyberluddite: This should be a surprise to exactly 0 people. Kind of a no-brainer there.


Sounds like a lot of the Seattle area guys were pulling for the homer in Hernandez.

/Not a baseball fan anymore
//Only knew about the Hernandez thing because of sports talk radio
///Still got choked up with this though.
 
2010-11-16 06:08:06 PM  
He's no daisy.
 
2010-11-16 06:08:18 PM  

JosephFinn: Weird; I was just listening to a DVD Verdict podcast talking about that movie today. (And realizing I've never seen it all the way through; sadly, not available for Netflix streaming but I bumped up the DVD.)


Now JosephFinn, maybe watching a good movie's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!
 
2010-11-16 06:09:01 PM  

Some Beer Snob: Cyberluddite: This should be a surprise to exactly 0 people. Kind of a no-brainer there.

Sounds like a lot of the Seattle area guys were pulling for the homer in Hernandez.

/Not a baseball fan anymore
//Only knew about the Hernandez thing because of sports talk radio
///Still got choked up with this though.


Halladay won the NL Cy Young. AL Cy Young is announced tomorrow (I think?) and Hernandez is obviously still in the running for that one.
 
2010-11-16 06:11:45 PM  
The Toronto Blue Jays Fan Club would just like to again state that we don't mind being a farm team for major US organizations. We've had the Raptors long enough to get used to such things.

Good for Doc, though. Class act, great player: wish he could have won it all.
 
2010-11-16 06:12:57 PM  

BlazeTrailer: Now JosephFinn, maybe watching a good movie's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!


Why BlazeTrailer, if I thought you weren't my friend, I just don't think I could bear it.
 
2010-11-16 06:13:32 PM  

BlazeTrailer: JosephFinn: Weird; I was just listening to a DVD Verdict podcast talking about that movie today. (And realizing I've never seen it all the way through; sadly, not available for Netflix streaming but I bumped up the DVD.)

Now JosephFinn, maybe watching a good movie's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!


I'm sure that's going to make sense as soon as I see the movie, isn't it?

And poisonedpawn78, are we talking Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in terms of Val Kilmer level of performance? Hell, I'll even take Spartan.
 
2010-11-16 06:17:22 PM  

JosephFinn: BlazeTrailer: JosephFinn: Weird; I was just listening to a DVD Verdict podcast talking about that movie today. (And realizing I've never seen it all the way through; sadly, not available for Netflix streaming but I bumped up the DVD.)

Now JosephFinn, maybe watching a good movie's just not your game. I know! Let's have a spelling contest!

I'm sure that's going to make sense as soon as I see the movie, isn't it?

And poisonedpawn78, are we talking Kiss Kiss Bang Bang in terms of Val Kilmer level of performance? Hell, I'll even take Spartan.


Ooooh. Tough call. I would put those two Val characters on almost equal footing. Though maybe Kiss Kiss Bang Bang wouldn't have been nearly as strong for him without Robert Downey to play off of. Definitely a good movie (IMO)
 
2010-11-16 06:17:28 PM  

mavrickatubc: The Toronto Blue Jays Fan Club would just like to again state that we don't mind being a farm team for major US organizations.


Eh, quit yer achin'. The Jays are still nowhere near the Indians in terms of shipping out star pitchers and the Jays are also still a competitive ballclub that would probably excel in any other division.
 
2010-11-16 06:20:01 PM  
This guy went from shutting down the AL East on a crappy team to the best team in the NL.

Obvious. This has it.
 
2010-11-16 06:22:48 PM  

PunchDrunkPanda: This guy went from shutting down the AL East on a crappy team to the best team in the NL.

Obvious. This has it.


When did the Giants sign him?
 
2010-11-16 06:30:23 PM  
Biggest pet peave of mine is this movie quote. It's "hucklebearer", not "huckleberry".

/Rant over
 
2010-11-16 06:31:25 PM  

The Bestest: PunchDrunkPanda: This guy went from shutting down the AL East on a crappy team to the best team in the NL.

Obvious. This has it.

When did the Giants sign him?


Is Doc or Big Time Timmy Jim going to be the Opening Day starter?
 
2010-11-16 06:32:27 PM  

cdub11: Biggest pet peave of mine is this movie quote. It's "hucklebearer", not "huckleberry".

/Rant over


Ooh, that will get some bites.
 
2010-11-16 06:38:43 PM  
ya, even as a redbird fan, halladay had this locked up..still trying to figure out what farkwit put wain-o at 5th.
 
2010-11-16 06:51:15 PM  

The Bestest: When did the Giants sign him?


The Giants didn't "win" the World Series. They simply outplayed the teams they faced w/in the current playoff format. Stupid west coast bias.
 
2010-11-16 07:09:40 PM  
Some of the voting seems to harken back to a time when sportswriters were drunk 24/7.
 
2010-11-16 07:09:53 PM  
FAIL


It's Hucklebearer.

A "huckle" was another name for a coffin back in the day.

Not Huckleberry.
 
2010-11-16 07:20:23 PM  
Congratulations on your consolation prize, Roy.

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Me and the ROY will enjoy this one, though.
 
2010-11-16 07:21:46 PM  

boozysnokes: A "huckle" was another name for a coffin back in the day...


...nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them. "Give me five bees for a quarter," you'd say.

Now where was I? Oh, right: The important thing was that I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time...
 
2010-11-16 07:26:18 PM  

troymccluresf: Congratulations on your consolation prize, Roy.
Me and the ROY will enjoy this one, though.


"Shiny!"
 
2010-11-16 07:31:22 PM  

The Bestest: mavrickatubc: The Toronto Blue Jays Fan Club would just like to again state that we don't mind being a farm team for major US organizations.

Eh, quit yer achin'. The Jays are still nowhere near the Indians in terms of shipping out star pitchers and the Jays are also still a competitive ballclub that would probably excel in any other division.


If you think a Toronto baseball fan will stop complaining, then you sir have little knowledge of Toronto. And the main reason why we can't retain star players is that it's obvious that we're never going to be a championship team again in that division without a bunch of rookie sensations.
 
2010-11-16 07:42:34 PM  
U-Ball had it in hand (yes, i know) by the All-Star Break, but couldn't keep up the pace.

/of course, a perfect game never hurts
 
2010-11-16 07:57:28 PM  

troymccluresf: Congratulations on your consolation prize, Roy.

Me and the ROY Machine will enjoy this one, though.


/ftfy
 
2010-11-16 07:57:39 PM  
Nice to see Halladay having relative success outside of Toronto. Deserved the award.

I bet that we would of gone to the playoffs over the Yankees if we had decided to pay Halladay enough to stay. Dunno if we'd of beat the Rangers or Giants, though. And since I didn't watch much ball this year outside of the playoffs, I'm prolly wrong.
 
2010-11-16 08:33:40 PM  

Pratty: Nice to see Halladay having relative success outside of Toronto. Deserved the award.

I bet that we would of gone to the playoffs over the Yankees if we had decided to pay Halladay enough to stay. Dunno if we'd of beat the Rangers or Giants, though. And since I didn't watch much ball this year outside of the playoffs, I'm prolly wrong.



It wasn't about money, it was that Richardi was a boob.
 
2010-11-16 08:36:32 PM  

The Smails Kid: boozysnokes: A "huckle" was another name for a coffin back in the day...

...nickels had pictures of bumblebees on them. "Give me five bees for a quarter," you'd say.

Now where was I? Oh, right: The important thing was that I had an onion tied to my belt, which was the style at the time...


+1 internets to you for an appropriate and hilarious Abe Simpson quote.
 
2010-11-16 08:50:35 PM  

imacoolguy: Pratty: Nice to see Halladay having relative success outside of Toronto. Deserved the award.

I bet that we would of gone to the playoffs over the Yankees if we had decided to pay Halladay enough to stay. Dunno if we'd of beat the Rangers or Giants, though. And since I didn't watch much ball this year outside of the playoffs, I'm prolly wrong.


It wasn't about money, it was that Richardi was a boob.


Whatever the reason, we were stupid to let him go is all I'm saying.

/Didn't pay attention to the off-season, either
//So expect lots of getting corrected
 
2010-11-16 08:51:43 PM  

troymccluresf: Congratulations on your consolation prize, Roy.

Me and the ROY will enjoy this one, though.


Correct caption:
"Now how am I going to turn this in to a bong.."
 
2010-11-16 09:07:54 PM  

Pratty:

Whatever the reason, we were stupid to let him go is all I'm saying.

/Didn't pay attention to the off-season, either
//So expect lots of getting corrected


It was either trade him or let him go for nothing as a free agent. He was leaving Toronto one way or the other and it was never going to be about money. There was simply nothing for him in Toronto and they were re-building. The guy even took out a full page ad to write a thank you letter to the fans, and it wasn't a typed reprint, it was a scan of he actual hand-written letter.
 
2010-11-16 09:13:49 PM  
Something seems odd with the voting. There is actually someone out there who thought Adam Wainwright was only the 5th best pitcher in the National League this year? I can sort of understand Ubaldo Jimenez stealing away 4 of the 2nd place votes, but Wainwright was clearly 2nd best at worst. I honestly ranked Halladay and Wainwright 1a and 1b at the end of the season. They were equally exceptional. Roy's chief advantage of Wainwright (at least in my opinion) came from pitching for a playoff team and his perfect game.
 
2010-11-16 09:15:24 PM  

Flappyhead: Pratty:

Whatever the reason, we were stupid to let him go is all I'm saying.

/Didn't pay attention to the off-season, either
//So expect lots of getting corrected

It was either trade him or let him go for nothing as a free agent. He was leaving Toronto one way or the other and it was never going to be about money. There was simply nothing for him in Toronto and they were re-building. The guy even took out a full page ad to write a thank you letter to the fans, and it wasn't a typed reprint, it was a scan of he actual hand-written letter.


Oh, huh.

I guess you learn something every day.

...

Couldn't he at least of gone to, like, the Rockies though?

/Just because.
 
2010-11-16 09:39:21 PM  

downstairs: Some Beer Snob: Cyberluddite: This should be a surprise to exactly 0 people. Kind of a no-brainer there.

Sounds like a lot of the Seattle area guys were pulling for the homer in Hernandez.

/Not a baseball fan anymore
//Only knew about the Hernandez thing because of sports talk radio
///Still got choked up with this though.

Halladay won the NL Cy Young. AL Cy Young is announced tomorrow (I think?) and Hernandez is obviously still in the running for that one.


Oh! Thanks for setting me straight :-)
 
2010-11-16 10:05:18 PM  
Also, water is wet. Report at 11.
 
2010-11-16 10:35:58 PM  

devioustrevor: Something seems odd with the voting. There is actually someone out there who thought Adam Wainwright was only the 5th best pitcher in the National League this year? I can sort of understand Ubaldo Jimenez stealing away 4 of the 2nd place votes, but Wainwright was clearly 2nd best at worst. I honestly ranked Halladay and Wainwright 1a and 1b at the end of the season. They were equally exceptional. Roy's chief advantage of Wainwright (at least in my opinion) came from pitching for a playoff team and his perfect game.


Take teams and the perfect game out of it. Roy pitched ~20 more innings than Waino, threw NINE complete games (FOUR of 'em shutouts), and had a marginally lower WHIP than Waino over that span (1.04 to 1.05). Roy struck out exactly 6 more men than Waino on the season and had 24 fewer walks. Yes, 30 walks in 250.1 innings.

Props to the Cards' ace for his dominant season, but don't call him "1b." Number 2 works just fine.
 
2010-11-16 11:49:43 PM  
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2010-11-17 12:57:24 AM  

cdub11: Biggest pet peave of mine is this movie quote. It's "hucklebearer", not "huckleberry".

/Rant over


boozysnokes: FAIL


It's Hucklebearer.

A "huckle" was another name for a coffin back in the day.

Not Huckleberry.


Not sure if I'm agreeing with you all on this...
 
2010-11-17 07:23:02 AM  
Congrats Doc! Classy guy all the way
 
2010-11-17 08:23:23 AM  

Some Beer Snob: Sounds like a lot of the Seattle area guys were pulling for the homer in Hernandez.


They'll announce the AL Cy Young tonight. ESPN is pulling for Derek Jeter to win.

Felix absolutely deserves it. Compared to his only real competition, the S. S. Sabathia, he pitched more innings, and had a better K/9, better BB/9, better ERA (actual and predicted from peripherals), etc. It's not Felix's fault that the Mariners' offense is historically bad.

Mariners, 2010: 3.17 runs/game, the worst in history by any team operating under the DH rule.
Yankees, 2010: 5.30 runs/game.
 
2010-11-17 08:50:09 AM  
This thread will fill up with Toronto fans congratulating him.

He totally deserved it, and while it was bittersweet to see him leave this city, everyone knew it was for the best for him. It would be far too long before the rest of the Jays were competitive enough to stay relevant in the division.
 
2010-11-17 08:52:49 AM  

chimp_ninja: Some Beer Snob: Sounds like a lot of the Seattle area guys were pulling for the homer in Hernandez.

They'll announce the AL Cy Young tonight. ESPN is pulling for Derek Jeter to win.

Felix absolutely deserves it. Compared to his only real competition, the S. S. Sabathia, he pitched more innings, and had a better K/9, better BB/9, better ERA (actual and predicted from peripherals), etc. It's not Felix's fault that the Mariners' offense is historically bad.


I twice LOL'd. The nickname is even better than Chocolate Cheesecake, or Safatthia.
 
2010-11-17 12:18:09 PM  
this thread is full of win.
 
2010-11-17 12:44:45 PM  

boozysnokes: FAIL


It's Hucklebearer.

A "huckle" was another name for a coffin back in the day.

Not Huckleberry.


A huckle was not a coffin. The story goes that pallbearers in Georgia would sometimes wear sprigs of the supposedly so-called huckle shrub. They bore these "huckles" whilst carrying the coffin, hence they were hucklebearers. But I've yet to see documentation of this expression-- it could well have existed, but it doesn't show up in any of the contemporary sources I've seen, and the etymological gymnastics involved in its explanation smack of equal parts folk etymology and supercilious inaccuracy.

Meanwhile, "huckleberry" is rather well attested as a 19th-century western American slang term meaning roughly "sweetheart" or "partner" (which fits Doc's speech-pattern-- you're a daisy, you're no daisy, you're an oak, etc), at lest in the film (and what he truly said will likely never be known). "Huckleberry" was also used in the phrase "[to be a] huckleberry to [or over][someone's] persimmon," meaning something like "a tiny bit beyond one's ability" or, more importantly here, "just a bit better." By itself, and because it is so very small a berry, "huckleberry" came to represent an unremarkable person; by faux-self-deprecating extension, it came to mean a person who fit a role exactly, someone just right for a task.

Besides, the two words would have been pronounced virtually identically, and again, the exact content of Holliday's speech will likely never be known. So who gives two tugs of a dead dog's todger?
 
2010-11-17 02:22:08 PM  

chimp_ninja: the S. S. Sabathia


LOLFACTORY
 
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