Clue-by-Four: Ramblings of a Jock Dork

Godwin’s law: Tim McCarver Needs A Cup of STFU

Posted in Clue x Fours and Other Tools of Sanity, Jock Dork: It's Who I Am by Wingnut on July 19, 2010

I know there are those of you out there who aren’t Yankees fans [Though I really don’t understand why]. I know some of you even go so far as to hate the Yankees [You do realize that you really love the things you hate, right?]. But I think it’s safe to say that no matter what you may think about the 27-time World Champion Bronx Bombers, that none of you would violate Godwin’s Law1 to do it right?

Apparently, Fox broadcaster and blatant Yankees hater Tim McCarver needs an education in inappropriate analogy. Anyone who has watched Fox when the NY is playing knows the announcers unprofessionally and openly root against the Yankees [Major network broadcasters are supposed to call games without bias]. But McCarver took his hatred to new asshat levels on Saturday during the game against the Tampa Bay Rays.2

He said:

“You remember some of those despotic leaders in World War II, primarily in Russia and Germany, where they used to take those pictures that they had … taken of former generals who were no longer alive, they had shot ’em. They would airbrush the pictures, and airbrushed the generals out of the pictures. In a sense, that’s what the Yankees have done with Joe Torre. They have airbrushed his legacy. I mean, there’s no sign of Joe Torre at the stadium. And, that’s ridiculous. I don’t understand it.”

Rather than spend the afternoon expressing my indignation, I’ll share a few links that have already covered the matter in greater detail.

Not even Family Guy could come up with something this strange for McCarver. Truth is stranger than fiction

http://deadspin.com/5589770/tim-mccarver-yankees-front-office-takes-after-nazi-communist-propagandists

 

http://subwaysquawkers.blogspot.com/2010/07/tim-mccarver-compares-yankee-front.html

http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/blog/big_league_stew/post/McCarver-might-want-to-stick-to-Star-Wars-Yankee?urn=mlb,256793 “Not only is a reference to a fictional character like Darth Vader way more socially acceptable than a Hitler mention, he’d also have a chance to make a cool reference about  choking Captain Antilles when talking about schemes — imagined or otherwise — to erase someone’s legacy. “

BTW Tim, with that remark, you lose!

Footnotes:

  1. Godwin’s Law (For those who don’t know): made by Mike Godwin in 1990 which has become an Internet adage. It states: “As an online discussion grows longer, the probability of a comparison involving Nazis or Hitler approaches 1.”[3][2] Put another way, Godwin puts forth the sarcastic observation that, given enough time, all discussions —regardless of topic or scope —inevitably wind up being about Hitler and the Nazis. [Thank you again Wikipedia]
  2. Why did they ditch the “Devil” in the Rays. Did stingrays and manta rays get upset at the caricature?
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  1. stineybean said, on July 20, 2010 at 1:24 am

    “Though I don’t really understand why” classic whale penis. Nice to see you back and true to form. Huzzah!


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