Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Mike Bacsik Grooved It

Tim Redding alleges what many have suspected. In an interview he supposedly gave on XM, he told this (as relayed by a msg board poster):

JC: You were with the Nats the night that Bonds broke the career HR record. What was that atmosphere like? Wasn't it Mike Basik or somebody who gave it up?

TR: You know, I don't like to speak ill of people...Mike was a nice guy and a good teammate....but Mike wanted to give up that HR. I was charting pitches that night for my start the next day and it was super obvious that he wanted to give it up. Everything to Bonds was low 80's and center cut. I think Mike had some notion that if he gave it up, he could be part of history and make a few dollars out of it one day.

Mike Bacsik blows. In case you didn't know that yet.


  • Somehow, the idea of Mike Bascik grooving a pitch seems redundant to me.

    By Anonymous Sunshine_Bobby_Carpenter_is_Too_Pessimistic_for_Me, at 1/27/2010 11:03 PM  

  • This can't be true. He wasn't able to control the velocity and location of the ball on any other night, why would this one be any different?

    By Anonymous Gus, at 1/27/2010 11:08 PM  

  • Jesus 3 posts in a day in January? You get dumped or what?

    By Blogger Steven, at 1/28/2010 12:31 AM  

  • I always thought he grooved it. The family history and the way he talked about it just was far too suspicious.

    Gus, however, has a powerful counterargument...

    Btw, the captcha for this post is "bozless"... is the Internet trying to tell us something?

    By Anonymous cass, at 1/28/2010 8:37 AM  

  • I refuse to believe he grooved the HR pitch. If I recall correctly, Bonds hit like the 6th or 7th pitch of the at bat. Bascik simply had thrown every pitch in his arsenal that night and Bonds is too good of a hitter NOT to clock one off a career AAAA pitcher.

    Pretty class-less of Redding to even discuss such a thing. You stay professional, buddy!

    By Blogger Todd Boss, at 1/28/2010 9:06 AM  

  • Along the lines of Sunshine_Bobby's comment: did Bacsik groove it, or did he just stink anyway? Same thing.

    By Anonymous The Nationals Enquirer, at 1/28/2010 9:27 AM  

  • This is news? I always thought he grooved. The guy who gave up Hammering Hank's record grooved it? As to the two stories, very clever, but the advice of John Mitchell, "Watch what we do, not what we say" applies to baseball as much as politics.

    By the way, are you going to stay the course this time or crap out on April 28 again (the equivelent of coming in the botom of the third and leaving at end of the 4th)?

    By Anonymous Sec 204 Row H Seat 7, at 1/28/2010 4:39 PM  

  • Two posts? Are you really back?

    By Anonymous Let Teddy Win, at 1/28/2010 11:59 PM  

  • Welcome back Chris. You've been missed.

    By Anonymous Natzzzzzz, at 1/29/2010 9:52 AM  

  • LOL...just watched Julie and Julia with the Mrs, and thought, "I bet Needham saw this movie." Welcome back!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 1/31/2010 1:46 PM  

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