Friday, June 6, 2008

Great Moments in Ignoring Good Frickin' Advice



"When you get in a fight with a drunk you don't hit him with your pitching hand. God, I can't keep giving you these free lessons so quit screwin' around and help me up."


-- Crash Davis

7 comments:

Osmodious said...

I despise Coco Crisp, and I think his charging the mound was utterly ridiculous (especially when he's the jackass that started the whole thing by being a crybaby about a legitimate block of a base), but I am forced to admit that his dodge of Shields' haymaker was impressive. Usually baseball players look like, well Shields, when they fight, but not him. On BT they said that he was an amateur boxer, so there you go.

Actually, the best hit thrown was Manny's backhand in the dugout later on...

themarksmith said...

My favorite fight moment of all time is still Farnsworth's pick up and drop a few years ago. Pedro on Zimmer is a close second.

cf said...

it doesn't matter which hand you punch with if you aren't going to land it. That's a great picture though. It looks like he is swinging hard.

Anonymous said...

Hey osmo....you don't think Shields beaning him at the first available moment is a tad absurd? Even the St. Pete paper called him out on that one.

Chris H. said...

Classic.

My favorite was Julian (don't pronounce it "Hulian") Tavarez. He didn't bother with throwing punches; he did flying drop-kicks.

Osmodious said...

Hey, anon...
No, I don't. That wasn't "the first place". Crisp's take-out slide of Iwamura was 'the first place'. HE started it. Shields did what he was supposed to do (according to the unwritten rules of baseball, which are largely ludicrous), and hit the guy.
Oh, and he didn't 'bean' him...it wasn't anywhere close to his head (though certainly close to his brain, which is apparently in his ass). A 'beaning' occurs when a guy is hit in the head.
We've had the 'should they or shouldn't they' conversation on pitcher retaliation before on here, with little consensus on what's 'right'. Not to get that all started again, but the point that Shields made about other teams (Sox especially) treating them like nobodies and standing up for the team has at least a little merit...

Luke said...

My favorite moment was an over-40 Nolan Ryan putting Robin Ventura into a headlock and punching him. I'll never forget that.

Anyway, Craig, the Crash quote would be way more appropriate if, you know, Shields had actually landed the punch, no?