Re: Hey Moon, Wakefield is no good
posted at 9/8/2011 11:31 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Hey Moon, Wakefield is no good
[QUOTE]In Response to Re: Hey Moon, Wakefield is no good : It is called tongue-in-cheek, not tongue and cheek. You put your tongue in your cheek to stop yourself from laughing. Tongue and cheek makes no sense. Just FYI
Posted by Kamdog[/QUOTE]
Just "FYI" back at you !!! Am on the West Coast so just getting to read the rest of the comments on this post and found yours. I wouldn't really have even responded but I'm so angry about the loss which, of course, has nothing to do with your telling me "Tongue and cheek makes no sense", I desired to respond & defend myself and mean it in, hopefully, what will be taken as a friendly rebuttal.
So, in fact…I would say that “zeitgeist49’s” comments were the epitome of the, expression of tongue & cheek i.e., “rough stretch, 8th attempt, winning 200 is a great milestone, get concerned if not done by his 12th attempt, ERA just over 6.00, # 2 starter, if not this season will get 200th next year, Wake is awesome and so is Theo”.
Yes , Shakespeare, you are correct that it is spelled tongue-in-cheek but I hope the fact I did not put dashes in did not deter people from its comprehension. Also, you are right about one putting one’s tongue aside one’s cheek to keep from laughing thus it is the antithesis of the phrase - ''with a straight face'’. I reiterate that the comments to which I responded I felt were good synonyms or related words of tongue-in-cheek humor, jokingly, kiddingly, cleverly amusing in tone, ironically, not seriously, whimsical exaggeration, characterized by insincerity etc.
In Response to Re: Hey Moon, Wakefield is no good:
Wake is just going through a rough stretch. It's only his eighth attempt to win 200. I'd keep him in the lineup cause winning 200 is a great milestone. If he doesn't win 200 by his 12th attempt I'd start to get concerned. Wake's ERA is just over 6.00 but he'll come around in the playoffs. If Beckett is hurt, I'd list Wake as our #2 starter in the playoffs. If Wake doesn't get 200 this season, I'm sure he get his 200th win next year. Wake is awesome. And so is Theo !
Posted by zeitgeist49
Love your tongue & cheek humor---I know that when I'm really upset, pissed, disgusted, I try to put a smile on my face and inject some humor into the situation...you, have, and I enjoyed your comments !!!
Ya know...can't really completely blame Wakefield tonight ---he gave up only 3 hits !!! As a good gesture, I would not pitch him against a low era pitcher but one from whom we can be expected to hit & give Wake at least 5 runs so that he has a good chance to win # 200. But that wasn’t the case tonight !!! But after he gets 200, this year or next, either retire him or let him do some relief for a couple of innings. I believe he can fool teams the first time around but good hitters figure him out and his slow sinking balls can come across as big as a softball the 2nd or 3rd time around. Let’s not forget that the “300 club” is among the highest accomplishments a starting pitcher can achieve and only 25 have done it I believe. Some retired with exactly 300 & a few others right after. It seems that this goal of 200 is a big plum for Wake, the Red Sox & the Fans so let it be and then, let him retire.
Tonight, we're ahead 8-6 and give up 1 hit batter & 3 walks & then the double clears the bases. They get 5 runs on 2 hits & in the 9th, wouldn't you know it, we get 2 runs on 3 hits !!!
Ah, yes, but our offensive juggernaut got 14 hits to only 8---that's kind off positive ain't it...+6 hits !!!
Sorry to appear the prophet of doom but I'm despondent & disgusted !!!
And to think, the Yankees lost !!!