Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 18, 2013


Today’s episode of The Sully Baseball Daily Podcast was taped during the San Jose Giants and Stockton Ports game played at San Jose Municipal Stadium on April 17, 2013.

The Ports won 7-2. It wasn’t a very good game.

I talked a little baseball, shared some memories, made some observations and bumped into comedian Garret Gonzales.

The G-Man is a San Jose native and Giants fans and had some clear points of view about where his heart lies in baseball and thoughts about mascots.

Check out Garret’s album on iTunes and he will be appearing on CBS later this year.

Wade Davis, James Loney, A. J. Burnett and Zack Cozart owned baseball on April 17, 2013.


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Players who owned baseball for a Day

Clay Buchholz – 2
Zack Cozart – 2
Prince Fielder – 2
Bryce Harper – 2
Derek Holland – 2
Clayton Kershaw – 2
Cliff Lee – 2
Justin Maxwell – 2
Adam Wainwright – 2



Alexi Amarista – 1
Bronson Arroyo – 1
Homer Bailey – 1

Madison Bumgarner – 1 
A. J. Burnett – 1
Miguel Cabrera – 1
Robinson Cano – 1
Shin-Soo Cho – 1
Alex Cobb – 1 
Kevin Correia – 1
Yu Darvish – 1 
Chris Davis – 1 
Wade Davis – 1
Jacoby Ellsbury – 1 
Adrian Gonzalez – 1
Carlos Gonzalez – 1 
Gio Gonzalez – 1 
A. J. Griffin – 1
Matt Harvey – 1
Felix Hernandez – 1
Austin Jackson – 1
 Adam Jones – 1 
Jon Lester – 1
James Loney – 1
Jed Lowrie – 1 
Manny Machado – 1
Paul Maholm – 1
Justin Masterson – 1
Joe Mauer – 1
Andrew McCutchen – 1
Michael McKenry – 1
Will Middlebrooks – 1
Shelby Miller – 1
Brandon Moss – 1
Mike Napoli – 1
Bud Norris – 1
Gerardo Parra – 1 
Andy Pettitte – 1 
Brandon Phillips – 1
Buster Posey – 1
Albert Pujols – 1
Sergio Romo – 1
Wilin Rosario – 1
CC Sabathia – 1
Ervin Santana – 1
Drew Smyly – 1 
Nick Tepesch – 1
Justin Upton – 1
Will Venable – 1
Jake Westbrook – 1
Ryan Zimmerman – 1
Barry Zito – 1

Sully Baseball Daily Podcast – April 18, 2013
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A. J. Burnett Is the Most Effective Pitcher on the Yankee Payroll – A Bleacher Report Article

A. J Burnett threw a no hitter into the 8th inning last night and finished with a complete game 1 hit shutout for the Pirates.

The Yankees dropped their fourth straight after Ivan Nova blew an early 5-0 lead to Baltimore.

In my latest for Bleacher Report, I talk about how odd it is that the Yankees need a starter now and yet are paying A. J. Burnett’s contract for the Pirates.

You can read the article HERE.

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ENOUGH with the shaving cream in the face!

OK, we get it. It was hilarious the first 4,392 times we saw it. Someone does something cool to win a game. And in the middle of the interview… you will never guess what happens! SOMEONE comes up fro behind and covers his face in shaving cream.

I still laugh every time I see it.
Oh wait. I don’t.

I’m kind of tired of it. It’s kind of lazy and frankly it is more surprising when it DOESN’T happen.

And sometimes it can kind of ruin a moment. Johan Santana pitched the first no hitter in Mets history. It was one of the greatest moments to every happen to that franchise ever. And he got a face full of shaving cream. Couldn’t there be a bit of dignity for that event?

This isn’t about me being a hard ass or not wanting there to be fun in baseball. Baseball IS fun and it is cool when a team has that goofball sense of camaraderie. Hell, my favorite team of all time was the goofy 2004 Red Sox.

And A. J. Burnett supposedly gave the tight Yankee clubhouse some relief with his shaving cream attacks in 2009.

But as someone with a comedy background, I just can’t stand watching the same joke over and over again. Even Gallagher smashed things other than watermelons.

Put a funny hat on someone, or have someone get one of those seltzer bottles that spray like in a Three Stooges short.

Or throw an actual pie in his face.

But the shaving cream? Seen it. Try a little harder.

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