Saturday, March 15, 2008

Kyle Farnsworth is a Better Tackler Than Jonny Gomes

Now that we're in the fallout stage from the Yankees-Rays brawl in Spring Training, I might as well say that Jonny Gomes tackles like a pansy. I thought that was Jason Sehorn at first glance. In fact, even calling Gomes' move a tackle is an overstatement. It was more like an "I don't really want to fight you because you're big" push to the lower back. What is clear, though, is that the Yankees have the best tackler in the Major Leagues, and his name is Kyle Farnsworth. He's a former football player and is about the size of Lawrence Taylor, and he's made a name for himself by tackling his way through the bigs. Farnsworth tackled Jeremy Affeldt while he was a member of the Tigers during a brawl with the Royals. Then he laid the ultimate beatdown on opposing pitcher Paul Wilson of the Reds while Kyle was with the Cubs. You can watch the video here.
I think the Jets could use a guy like him!

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