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(HyperVocal)   KKK-Rod? A-Rod is so bad it now seems like he's batting with a sheet over his head   (hypervocal.com) divider line 40
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2012-10-08 09:53:02 AM  
Really? That doesn't get flagged? And it's still up on Monday morning?


KKK is a strikeout you goddamn idiot. Go cry some more. Quick, report it to the mods!


Posted October 8, 2012 8:10am by HIVsports

There, fixed that for you, you f*cking child.
 
2012-10-08 11:14:56 AM  
Let the hate flow through you.

/yes, and "a sheet over his head" is another obvious sports-only-related comment, right?
 
2012-10-08 11:25:43 AM  
Batting .364 through October thus far, with 3 Ks and 3 BBs... so yes, let's all FREAK OUT over one game in which he still got on base and scored.
 
2012-10-08 11:27:14 AM  

ThatGuyGreg: Batting .364 through October thus far, with 3 Ks and 3 BBs... so yes, let's all FREAK OUT over one game in which he still got on base and scored.


.364 FOR October, that is.

/we'll always have the 2009 ALCS game 2
 
2012-10-08 12:19:08 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Really? That doesn't get flagged? And it's still up on Monday morning?


KKK is a strikeout you goddamn idiot. Go cry some more. Quick, report it to the mods!


Posted October 8, 2012 8:10am by HIVsports

There, fixed that for you, you f*cking child.


KKK is 3 strikeouts.
 
2012-10-08 12:22:12 PM  
Ruthel Martin? I did not know you could type a lisp.
 
2012-10-08 12:22:41 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Really? That doesn't get flagged? And it's still up on Monday morning?


KKK is a strikeout you goddamn idiot. Go cry some more. Quick, report it to the mods!


I believe "K" is only used for a pitcher's stats (e.g. K/BB, K/9IP), while "SO" is used for the batter. A-Rod doesn't pitch, obviously.
 
2012-10-08 12:28:10 PM  
v022o.popscreen.com

I told you strikeouts were fascist!
 
2012-10-08 12:30:11 PM  

Nabb1:
I believe "K" is only used for a pitcher's stats (e.g. K/BB, K/9IP), while "SO" is used for the batter. A-Rod doesn't pitch, obviously.


Looking at Yahoo's boxscores right now, and they use K for both batters and pitchers.

Regardless, this article is stupid whining about one damn game. If he goes O-fer playoffs, then I'd be annoyed.
 
2012-10-08 12:31:44 PM  
lame headline aside, it's looking more and more like 2009 was an outlier and he really is that bad in the playoffs
 
2012-10-08 12:31:54 PM  

Nabb1: I believe "K" is only used for a pitcher's stats (e.g. K/BB, K/9IP), while "SO" is used for the batter. A-Rod doesn't pitch, obviously.


Hmm..."SOSOSO-Rod" doesn't sound that great, and it hearing it aloud reminds me somewhat of Sussudio by Phil Collins, which in turn reminds me of that infamous scene from American Pyscho, which also makes me think of...
 
2012-10-08 12:35:50 PM  

The Bestest: lame headline aside, it's looking more and more like 2009 was an outlier and he really is that bad in the playoffs


Provided that you only count Yankees' playoff games. And ignore the early ones in 2004.

Basically, as long as you ignore his good performances, all he does is suck!
 
2012-10-08 12:38:52 PM  

IAmRight: The Bestest: lame headline aside, it's looking more and more like 2009 was an outlier and he really is that bad in the playoffs

Provided that you only count Yankees' playoff games. And ignore the early ones in 2004.

Basically, as long as you ignore his good performances, all he does is suck!


Who are you, who is so learned in the ways of statistics?
 
2012-10-08 12:54:41 PM  

The Bestest: lame headline aside, it's looking more and more like 2009 was an outlier and he really is that bad in the playoffs


Oh rats, he only carried the entire offense in ONE postseason. That bum.
 
2012-10-08 12:56:44 PM  

IAmRight: The Bestest: lame headline aside, it's looking more and more like 2009 was an outlier and he really is that bad in the playoffs

Provided that you only count Yankees' playoff games. And ignore the early ones in 2004.

Basically, as long as you ignore his good performances, all he does is suck!


Not to mention that he's now 37 and hasn't played 140 games in the last 5 years. The guy is clearly past his prime and is nothing more than a bit player on this Yankees team.

Why not focus some more of the attention on Teixeira who's fallen off the map as a hitter the past three years and even more so in the playoffs.
 
2012-10-08 01:07:27 PM  

Nabb1: A-Rod doesn't pitch, obviously.


Well no. Everyone knows he's the catcher.
 
2012-10-08 01:09:40 PM  
It's almost like someone who used to take performance enhancing drugs, and then stopped taking them, is not performing up to the level he did while he was taking performance enhancing drugs.

Color me shocked.
 
2012-10-08 01:19:18 PM  
And even less attention is paid to Robinson Cano, who is the best player on the Yankees by a ton.

Hooray media!
 
2012-10-08 01:25:55 PM  

Dafatone: And even less attention is paid to Robinson Cano, who is the best player on the Yankees by a ton


I think Cano's Q rating dropped significantly once Joe Morgan stopped calling games.
 
2012-10-08 02:50:58 PM  

lilbjorn: Nabb1: A-Rod doesn't pitch, obviously.

Well no. Everyone knows he's the catcher.


lololololololol HOW funny! This is a joke that never gets old! Arod is homosexual! OMG! Lololololololol. Arod has bum sex with Jeter and Arod CATCHES! JC I am peeing my pants! I need a new monitor and shiat.
 
2012-10-08 02:53:02 PM  
UPDATE: It's since been changed to a singular K-Rod.

Read more at http://hypervocal.com/culture/2012/kkk-rod-espn/#kDivHx5zXE6LP7jk.99

Thank God. Think of the children!
 
2012-10-08 03:12:13 PM  
Waiting to hear the Artie Lang rant on A-Rod's performance.
 
2012-10-08 03:12:23 PM  

Killer Cars: Nabb1: I believe "K" is only used for a pitcher's stats (e.g. K/BB, K/9IP), while "SO" is used for the batter. A-Rod doesn't pitch, obviously.

Hmm..."SOSOSO-Rod" doesn't sound that great, and it hearing it aloud reminds me somewhat of Sussudio by Phil Collins, which in turn reminds me of that infamous scene from American Pyscho, which also makes me think of...


...Easy Lover?

/She'll take your heart, but you won't feel it.
 
2012-10-08 03:13:27 PM  
Outside of the Verlander/Fister combo in Detroit, there really isn't anything that will prevent the Yankees from getting to the World Series. Baltimore and Oakland aren't nearly good enough.
 
2012-10-08 04:11:17 PM  

Krustofsky: Outside of the Verlander/Fister combo in Detroit, there really isn't anything that will prevent the Yankees from getting to the World Series. Baltimore and Oakland aren't nearly good enough.


Verlander vs the Yankees (1-2 vs the Yankees this year)

Top 4 Yankees (career)

Jeter: .361 AVG (36 ABs)
Ichiro: .309 AVG (55 ABs)
A-Rod: .333 AVG (24 ABs)
Chavez: .364 AVG (22 ABs)

Bottom 4 Yankees (career)

Teixeira: .097 AVG (31 ABs)
Ibanez: .103 AVG (29 ABs)
Swisher: .200 AVG (55 ABs)
Cano: .226 AVG (31 ABs)

As a team, the Yankees are batting .246 against Verlander.

Full Stats

Fister vs. Yankees (0-1 this year)

The most ABs any Yankee has against Fister in their career is Jeter with 13 ABs, he's batting .385. The Yankees as a team have a .285 AVG against him with 99 ABs total.

Full Stats

On paper, it looks like the Yankess can handle Verlander and Fister. However, paper means squat in the post season.
 
2012-10-08 04:11:36 PM  

Krustofsky: Outside of the Verlander/Fister combo in Detroit, there really isn't anything that will prevent the Yankees from getting to the World Series. Baltimore and Oakland aren't nearly good enough.


I would hate a DET-NYY ALCS. I hate both teams.
 
2012-10-08 04:20:42 PM  

machoprogrammer: Krustofsky: Outside of the Verlander/Fister combo in Detroit, there really isn't anything that will prevent the Yankees from getting to the World Series. Baltimore and Oakland aren't nearly good enough.

I would hate a DET-NYY ALCS. I hate both teams.


Are you a Twins fan?
 
2012-10-08 04:21:05 PM  

The Bestest: lame headline aside, it's looking more and more like 2009 was an outlier and he really is that bad in the playoffs


Alex "Horrible Chokemeister" Rodriguez, career, postseason: .273/.383/.490 over 62 games.
Captain Derek "Mr. November" Jeter, clutch-tastic career, postseason: .308/.374/.466 over 153 games.

Basically the same guy, with a slight edge to A-Rod, who is also the more useful defender.

That playoff line is not quite A-Rod's career regular season line of .300/.384/.560, but players as a whole hit somewhat worse in the postseason because playoff-caliber opponents tend to have above-average pitching and defense. If you're going to pick on a recent Yankee for not showing up in the postseason, pick on Teixeira.

Otherwise, if your narrative can explain why A-Rod was excellent in 2004, terrible in 2005-2006, average in 2007, amazing in 2009, bad in 2010, and awful in 2011, I'm all ears. But it's probably not going to be more compelling than "small sample size" when you're talking about a handful of games at a time. You'd be more honest just saying "I don't like A-Rod", which is really what this is about.
 
2012-10-08 04:24:36 PM  

mainstreet62: The most ABs any Yankee has against Fister in their career is Jeter with 13 ABs, he's batting .385. The Yankees as a team have a .285 AVG against him with 99 ABs total.


By the way, this is completely meaningless.

The Yankees hit .266 off of generic RHPs. So you're basically looking at a career .266 hitter having a .285 AVG at the end of April. I wouldn't draw any conclusions based on that.
 
2012-10-08 04:27:55 PM  

mainstreet62: Chavez: .364 AVG (22 ABs)
Cano: .226 AVG (31 ABs)


Clearly, Eric Chavez is the MVP and Robinson Cano has to dress up as Kate Upton and call Justin Verlander "Mr. Perfect".
 
2012-10-08 04:29:00 PM  

chimp_ninja: mainstreet62: The most ABs any Yankee has against Fister in their career is Jeter with 13 ABs, he's batting .385. The Yankees as a team have a .285 AVG against him with 99 ABs total.

By the way, this is completely meaningless.

The Yankees hit .266 off of generic RHPs. So you're basically looking at a career .266 hitter having a .285 AVG at the end of April. I wouldn't draw any conclusions based on that.


They were the only numbers I thought that were close to relevant, but yes, even I acknowledge that they are mostly useless.
 
2012-10-08 04:31:18 PM  

Dafatone: And even less attention is paid to Robinson Cano, who is the best player on the Yankees by a ton.

Hooray media!


You can thank that ungodly thick accent of his for that.
 
2012-10-08 04:31:43 PM  

chimp_ninja: mainstreet62: Chavez: .364 AVG (22 ABs)
Cano: .226 AVG (31 ABs)

Clearly, Eric Chavez is the MVP and Robinson Cano has to dress up as Kate Upton and call Justin Verlander "Mr. Perfect".


Dude, relax. I'm not looking to fight over numbers.

The only point I was trying to make was that the Yankees aren't completely helpless against Verlander and Fister. Did I do a good job? Probably not, there are better ways to analyze numbers than the quick and dirty way I did.
 
2012-10-08 05:06:48 PM  

mainstreet62: The only point I was trying to make was that the Yankees aren't completely helpless against Verlander and Fister.


No one looks great against Verlander for long. He's probably the best pitcher in baseball right now. Doug Fister is squarely "pretty good". That duo will probably be pretty good against any team.

The Yankees are the 2nd-highest-scoring team in baseball, in both raw stats (behind the Rangers), and after you adjust for home parks (behind the Angels). They're not especially helpless against anyone.

Verdict: What Vegas would tell you: If that series happens, slight edge to the Yankees on account of having home field, but the Tigers winning wouldn't be a huge shock.

Trying to break that message out by:
1) Looking at batting average, and not other offensive performance,
2) Using career stats, when many Yankees are old and declining, and
3) Breaking it out by individual players despite the miniscule sample sizes.

, is sort of what's wrong with modern baseball television commentary. It's the same point I make above with A-Rod. Some people thought A-Rod was Mr. Clutch in 2009, then Mr. Choke in 2010, based on a couple of games. If he hits two home runs tonight, he's Mr. Clutch once more, and he exorcised his mental demons. If he goes 0-for-4, he's a horrible person who only cares about contract dollars.

If he gets a double and a walk in 5 PA, we better hope he punches a nun during the 7th-inning stretch, because otherwise how will we tell a story about it?
 
2012-10-08 05:14:33 PM  

ThatGuyGreg: Dafatone: And even less attention is paid to Robinson Cano, who is the best player on the Yankees by a ton.

Hooray media!

You can thank that ungodly thick accent of his for that.


I'm sticking with my stance of "screw this MVP debate. Give it to Cano."
 
2012-10-08 05:25:22 PM  

keypusher: K-Rod


So now he's beating up old men in the clubhouse?
 
2012-10-08 06:04:18 PM  

chimp_ninja: You'd be more honest just saying "I don't like A-Rod", which is really what this is about.


Except I DO like him, which makes these disappearances that much more disappointing.
Only having two good post-seasons out of 7, yes, does make those two good ones seem like an aberration.
 
2012-10-08 06:15:08 PM  

The Bestest: chimp_ninja: You'd be more honest just saying "I don't like A-Rod", which is really what this is about.

Except I DO like him, which makes these disappearances that much more disappointing.
Only having two good post-seasons out of 7, yes, does make those two good ones seem like an aberration.


What about his monster postseason in Seattle? Does that count? (we can ignore his 0 for 2 in 1995.)

And two out of seven is a 286 batting average. Which doesn't suck. Add in that the good postseasons were longer than the bad ones, and they get a little more weighting.
 
2012-10-08 06:44:36 PM  
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Pedro Cerrano tried the same thing, sent him back to the Minors.
 
2012-10-09 12:14:09 AM  
Well A-Rod struck out when it mattered most tonight. which is nice.
 
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