Thursday, August 6, 2009

Come On Guy...Let 'Em Pitch! By 31-6 Denny McLain

Come On Guy...Let 'Em Pitch!
By 31-6 Denny McLain

Take your hats off folks to Jim Leyland; it’s time he gets a good "nice going".

Now I know that we are a long way from winning anything, but somehow this is looking like a team meant to win this poor division.

Yup, I know what you are saying, the worst division in baseball with the KC guys and the Toronto Jays, but they still have to play the games. And they are in this division.

Our pitching is very good, I don’t like the way they are handling Porcello exactly, Gallaraga is in trouble, they may have destroyed Bonderman (who stole $40 million dollars) when he was very young and now he is literally almost out of the game, but they are making up for it by getting Porcello out of the game before he does something silly or does something to hurt himself.

Folks, the real issue as far as I’m concerned is taking a kid out at the 100 pitch mark all the time.

You never learn how to pitch! You never learn what you really have, cause folks the game really starts in the 6th and 7th know that, and I do too.

One day Porcello will poop all over himself when he is allowed to keep going to the 6th or 7th inning, and maybe who knows one day before he retires, 8 innings. Would that not be incredible?

One last thought, I hear the color announcer now calling Justin Verlander the best in the game, (he calls lots of guys the best of this and that) well to get that title you have to do a lot of pitching AND winning, and not have these games whereby you give up four or five runs all the time and then strike out 10.

I saw many guys pitch when they were down, lots of runs, and all of a sudden find their stuff. I don’t think that is the case with Justin, but these 4 and 5 run innings that he is giving is telling us to be very cautious before anyone anoints him the “Best” of something!

I was there, I never saw a pitcher with better stuff in my life than Mickey Lolich; each and every time that he went out!

No one has “Lolich Stuff” on this staff, I promise you that for sure.

I was always somewhat shocked when anyone scored on him!

Mickey and I may not have been the best of pals (never were for some reason as only he would know) but folks when you see a great pitcher you know it. Can you imagine the Tiger pitchers in the sixties allowing the manager to remove them with a lead? Shucks, down right ridiculous! Even Jim Leyland would admit that in a NY second.

Maybe we had different ERA’s, but there is no reason why these guys should not be allowed to play more so they can find out if they can pitch. See, that’s the difference, learning how to pitch. I am afraid that these guys today (with little desire or choice) want to pitch a complete game.

It's just a different game!

In Play! Magazine


  1. I am embarrassed for everybody involved that this piece was published. It is inaccurate and riddled with poorly thought out self-contradictions, all while reading with the coherence of a fever dream.

    Matt Wallace

  2. Uh, Porcello has pitched 6 innings 4 times, 7 innings three times and 8 innings once already this year. Sure, there have been a number of shorter outings where he has been pulled in the 5th or in the 6th, but the kid is 20 years old. I'm no Denny McLain, but even Denny McLain might want to get his facts straight before making it sound like Porcello never has and never will pitch deep in a game.

  3. Mr. McLain, what you've just said is one of the most insanely idiotic things I have ever heard. At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone who sees this is now dumber for having read it. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.

  4. "they may have destroyed Bonderman (who stole $40 million dollars)"

    I think you might have your definition of "stole" a little mixed up. Bonderman was given $40 million. Stealing is when you take something that isn't $2.5 million out of your employees' pension fund.

  5. Three questions:

    1) Did you or did you not blow out your arm after throwing almost 700 innings in two years?
    2) Are you now advocating that they throw Porcello for more innings than he's ready for, after pointing out that Bonderman's career is ruined after doing that same thing?
    3) Are you fucking retarded?

  6. The Blue Jays and the Tigers haven't been in the same division for a few years now. Also, the Tigers probably aren't as good a team as the Jays.

  7. I, for one, would like to step in and defend Mr. McLain a bit here. I's not his fault he sounds like Ron Howard's character in The Waterboy; he was just born that way. Shame on all of you for posting such rude comments. Mr. McLain, I applaud you for succeeding after baseball despite being in a position of low mental fortitude. It is a testament to the will and drive of the human spirit and should be lauded, not defamed. Kudos to you, Mr. McLain, and to In Play! magazine for graciously giving you a medium for your thoughts, however non-sensical they may be due to your condition. Brava!

  8. One time, my friend Jon Pollina and I went to Burger King and he ate 4 Whoppers in one sitting. He said it was the greatest day of his life.

  9. I fart chicken stew. You fart chicken stew. We fart chicken stew.

    Whoops! My dick just burped.


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