Ryan Madson Was Breathing Fire Last Night


I'm not even sure this is hyperbole.

Mad Dog is 7-for-7 in save opportunities this year (ahem, contract year), and approaches 2008 World Series Madson in all of them. Look at this post-win reaction. By the time Madson finished striking out the side, small children in attendance were asked to retreat to the concourse. It was like that scene in Old School where Will Ferrell shot himself with a tranquilizer gun

Madson's reaction seems to come from sheer competitiveness, whereas Lidges' reaction comes from relief. Big difference there. More, please.

UPDATE: Video spliced with Old School scene is after the jump (caution: T-Mac yell).


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  • alex May 19, 2011 at 9:42 am

    madson is on fire right now. i think he’s shown that he is the future closer of this team at this point. His changeup is better than Venters 2 seam fastball that everyone says is like Rivera’s cutter.

  • Defenestrate Wheels May 19, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Lidge’s reaction comes from relief, thats gold. Madsen has looked great, but i still have memories from 2007 on that terrify me when he gets out there. I shouldnt say terrify me, that i reserve for JC Romero

  • L2112Lif May 19, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Romero and Baez… They terrify me. Madson has been hot, lets hope he doesn’t get a blister that sidelines him for three weeks.

  • Adam B May 19, 2011 at 10:20 am

    maybe his wife should talk shit on the fans more often. Madson probably thinks he is pitching to save her life because if he starts sucking he probably thinks the fans will be out to get her.

  • Dave J May 19, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Dear Lidge,
    Don’t come back. What you did for us in 08 was enough. You suck now.
    PS: take Kyle Kendrick with you. Maybe Herndon if you have room.

  • joe May 19, 2011 at 10:30 am

    with stutes, bastardo, and madson, this bullpen is looking pretty good for the years to come. thats assuming stutes doesnt move to a starter spot along with worley when blanton is gone and oswalt retires

  • Slook May 19, 2011 at 10:41 am

    He defnitely said, “Booyah!”

  • Muscles May 19, 2011 at 11:23 am

    eh, i dont get it

  • Plain Jane May 19, 2011 at 11:24 am

    Let just hope he doesn’t get pissed and kick anything!

  • jj May 19, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    THE MAN!! keep it up bro

  • ThePhillyFlash May 19, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    I agree with Plain Jane! Keep him away from any chairs!

  • Iron Balls McGinty May 20, 2011 at 4:53 am

    He said: “Eat my sh*t, you juiced-up old-fart!”
    I just f*cking wish KendricKorn could do something like that when he pitches to Giambi, instead of giving up 2 home runs.
    KK just needs to f*cking go. But he won’t because he’s one of Dubee’s Darlins. I f*cking hate f*ckin (p)Ric(k)h Dubee.

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