If there’s one guy on the Orioles roster that I wouldn’t mess with, it’s Robert (Bob, as I call him) Andino. Unfortunately for Yankees catcher Russell Martin, he did just that in game one of eighteen between the Baltimore and New York.
After Monday night’s game Andino was seen yelling at Martin as the Yankees high-fived each other in celebration of their first win of the 2012 season. Roch Kubatko at MASNSports.com reports that Martin accused Andino of stealing signs from second base in the ninth inning.
“I don’t remember what happened at the end there,” Martin said according to Bryan Hoch at MLB.com. “A little yapping session towards the end. Nothing crazy.” Andino apparently was not available for comment.
Here my take. If Martin was worried about Andino stealing signs, why does he care that he’s stealing them with Mariano Rivera on the mound? Mo throws two pitches, it’s not hard for a batter to know what’s coming. Fastball. Cutter. Fastball. Cutter. Fastball. Cutter. You get it.
This isn’t the first time the Martin has complained about players tipping pitches. He whined about it last July in Toronto as well. If your signs are getting stolen, change your signs.
“Maybe it’ll make it more exciting, I don’t know,” the Yankees catcher added. “I can’t predict the future. It’s fun. It’s baseball — there’s emotions flying and stuff. What else can I say?”
Having played the sport for many years (just not long enough to make a living), I can tell you that stealing signs is a part of baseball. Everybody in the game does it, even the Yankees. The Yanks are starting to sound like the Dookies .. whinning about everything .. Just frigging play baseball.
Andino has tattoos on his neck. You don’t mess with people with tattoos on their neck.
I have no problem stealing signs , it’s part of the game,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,Hey Zach , it’s not the fastball , cutter thing , it’s all about the location of these pitches , I’m sure he was stealing inside or out and up or down,,,,,,this is easier to relay to the batter , I know because I pitched in high school and it used to piss me off , but it is still part of the game,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Who in the hell steal signs in girl’s slow pitch softball? Jackass.
Spy has a tattoo of Chow on his left forearm and 9Incher told me that Spy also had a tattoo on his ass that says “Insert Here’…
The tat is for my girlfriends finger , by the way 9incher is really four with a big imagination,,,,,,,,,,,,,
I thought it was for my finger,,,,,,?
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