Comments on: Bloops: Denis Leary, Mel Gibson, and Kevin Youkilis This and that about baseball stats. Tue, 16 Jul 2013 17:01:55 +0000 hourly 1 By: Justin Bailey Thu, 15 Jul 2010 05:00:24 +0000 OK, I officially forgive Leary for the "No Cure for Cancer" album.

Wait, no I don't.

By: Johnny Twisto Thu, 15 Jul 2010 04:43:37 +0000 I hate the Red Sox, and I REALLY hate Youkilis, but I don't know how someone could dis this video. They find out Youkilis is Jewish, and he promptly makes a great play, and then another one, and they stick it in Mel Gibson's face. That's hilarious.

By: XZPUMAZX Wed, 14 Jul 2010 16:41:48 +0000 LOL, thank you for brightening a dreary work/sports day.

By: Berbalerbs Wed, 14 Jul 2010 15:08:50 +0000 Bill:

a - Dennis Leary has been enjoying his "15 minutes of fame" for the better part of 3 decades.
b - granted.
c - my guess is that this happened in proximity to Mel's arrest and drunken anti-Semitic ranting, so it was topical and in my opinion hilarious for them to bring up Mel Gibson while going crazy for Youk.
d - Mel Gibson has been saying things that make him a "bigger jerk than most people thought" pretty much nonstop since his drunken anti-Semitic rant
e -, if only there was some amusing video we could post as a fun little filler...hmm...
f - now you just sound butthurt.

Dude, it's the All-Star break...what do you want them to do, list everyone's OPS for the Home Run Derby? This is a baseball blog, so let's not get too crazy about the "significance" or "relevance" of this post (and if you didn't notice, it was a clip FROM A GAME OF PROFESSIONAL BASEBALL, so, you know, kinda relevant). If you clicked on "Bloops: Dennis Leary, Mel Gibson and Kevin Youkilis" hoping for a discussion on the merits of wOBA in determining a leadoff hitter, you have no one to blame but yourself.

By: Andy Wed, 14 Jul 2010 12:29:37 +0000 Bill, I think you're making some significant assumptions about my opinion on this video. Your rant was fine until you went against me personally. If you think I've lost credibility, please stop reading all my future posts. thanks.

By: Spartan Bill Wed, 14 Jul 2010 11:53:19 +0000 Let's string this together to see the significance of all this:

a---5 years ago some idiot producer at NESN decided to let Dennis Leary in the booth during his 15 minutes of fame.
b---Leary, who tries to portray himself as one of the biggest Red Sox fans ever, is dumbfounded to learn that one of the star players is Jewish
c---While in the booth going orgasmic that Youkilis is a Jew Leary makes comments about how different ethnic groups like to get drumk and mentions Mel Gibson who likes to get drunk and make his own stupid comments.
d---4 years later tape comes to light showing Mel Gibson is even a bigger than jerk than most people thought.
e---It's a slow day for baseball stats because of the All-Star break,
f---Andy loses most of the credibility he established in the past few years with this crap that isn't even worthy of TMZ's dumpster.

Please Andy, both Leary and Gibson have had more than their shares of fame, and neither is relevant here. And in neither of them have anything to do with baseball. I hope this is a one time glitch and not a trend where this blog will be heading.

If you want to write about Gibson we have Josh, Kirk, Russ and a 2 different Bob's. We even had a Leary and Gibson who were teammates on the 88 Dodgers. Let's talk about them instead.

Thanks for allowing me a space to rant.

By: through-the-years Wed, 14 Jul 2010 07:25:39 +0000 Youk is not Greek but has a Greek name. Interesting story why:

By: Jacques Strappe Wed, 14 Jul 2010 05:21:32 +0000 Youkilis is both Greek and Jewish, John Q.

By: John Q Wed, 14 Jul 2010 03:36:15 +0000 This is just dumb, Youkilis is Greek.

By: BSK Tue, 13 Jul 2010 22:26:21 +0000 Classic. I somehow missed that when it happened, but love it all the same.