The Best Of Rob Iracane, February Through July

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In honor of Walkoff Walk's first year anniversary, we thought we'd take the opportunity to pat ourselves on our backs and present to you some of our best work over the past twelve months. Because what's the point of blogging if you can't take a break and do a silly clip show from time to time? This one is for Ron Iracane, that guy I work with. It's his best work as judged by me: the handsome wild card of the group.

Chipper Jones Chimes In; Nobody Notices: The opening salvo in the Rob vs. Chipper Jones war that lead to Chipper becoming a WoW commenter. Also notable for the use of the phrase "nubian harem."

Salomon Torres' Daughters Love The Sausage: Rob worked on this photoshop for about 5 hours, ensuring that anytime Salomon Torres was remotely involved in a story, we wrote about it.

Pelican Kamikazes Japanese Reporter; Radiation Kamikazes Jon Lester's Tumor: Madcap slapstick antics involving Dan Shaughnessy, a pelican and a Japanese guy. Sounds like quality television.

Corey Patterson Watch: Game Twenty: Rob's idea to recap Corey Patterson's entire season in detail is actually what brought a lot of people to this site for their first time. People love stats. And Dusty Baker jokes.

The Case For Expansion: Rob gets all opinionated and facty in one of the most debated and well written posts of the site's first year.

Yes I Am A Soxapologist: I think we've done a pretty good job at staying impartial this season. Rob even moreso than I.

Twins Call Adam Everett While Crying, Ask Him To Come Home: In which Rob ponders the meaning of "contemplative outright assignment form."

Willie Mays Is Everbody's Awesome Grandpa: Rob recaps that much ballyhooed episode of Costas Now for those of us that don't have cable. I remember people talking about this after Rob wrote it, but not before. He's a tastemaker, you see.

Orioles Fans Falling Head-Over-Heels In Love With Team's Success: It got bad early for O's fans this year. This may be my favorite headline/picture combo.


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16 Comments

No Wednesday Glogs?
I DEMAND A RECOUNT

What the hell is that guy behind Rob doing?

Oh, and I agree with matt: We need some liveglog reminiscing.

got to go to Mo's , got to go to Modell's........

There are only two kinds of people who wear sunglasses inside: the blind and assholes.

I think he's flexing his triceps, so you can tell he's a badass

I think that's Lenny Dykstra.

That expansion article is quite a little time capsule. Choice lines include "baseball attendance at an all-time high and the country totally not in any sort of economic recession" (not sure if that was sarcasm or not at the time) and matt_t's comment about Charlotte being a good city due in part to the "investment types (Wachovia and BOA are headquartered there) with money to spend on merch and tickets."

Simpler times, indeed.

Nice to see the guy wearing shades living by the "suns out, guns out" code.

The recession line was indeed sarcasm-full. However, I did not foresee Charlotte becoming a wasteland of unemployed fat white people.

RIP WACHOVIA

What I want to know, Rob, is why you hate Dale Murphy's football playing son. That is bad journalism.

YOU HAVE BEEN A WORTHY FOE ICARANE BUT DONT REST ON YOUR LAURELS BECAUSE YOU NEVER KNOW WHAT I COULD HAVE IN STORE FOR YOU JUST ASK THE NATS BAT BOY HE THOUGHT HE GOT ME GOOD BY PUTTING MY HELMET IN ESCOBARS CUBBY AND HIS IN MINE BUT I FIGURED IT OUT I CAN SMELL THOSE GUYS A MILE AWAY. ANYWAY HE GOT WHAT WAS COMING TO HIM ALL RIGHT WHO SAYS BERT BLYLEVEN IS THE MASTER OF THE HOT FOOT ? NOT THE NATS BAT BOY THATS WHO.

Who knew little Bobby De Niro liked the Red Sox?

The only thing better than a Chipper comment is a Chipper comment referencing hot foot.

Rob is so baked in that picture.

Chipper using the phrase "REST ON YOUR LAURELS" is funny in many ways.

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