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Waiting for a clinch in Anaheim

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 10, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Angels have allowed fans to stay in the park and watch the end of the Texas-Seattle game on the scoreboard. If the Rangers lose, the Angels clinch a playoff berth.

It’s 6-6 in the seventh inning.

There are a few thousand people in the stands. I would assume at least a few of the players would come out to the field to celebrate if the Angels clinch.

UPDATE, 7:54 p.m.: The Angels clinched. Owner Arte Moreno is on the field and the fans are chanting his first name. Now the players are coming out, soaked with champagne. The Yankees, if you’re curious, are long gone. They have a long flight back to New York.

It might have done them good to watch.

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112 Responses to “Waiting for a clinch in Anaheim”

  1. Nick in SF September 10th, 2008 at 7:35 pm

    Maybe the Yankees can keep the Stadium open and let people watch October baseball there for the final time. On the Jumbotron.

  2. mel September 10th, 2008 at 7:37 pm

    Double, walk, sac bunt, walk. 2 outs for Ian Kennedy. Jonnny Gomes at the plate. 1-2 count.

  3. Grrrrrrrrr September 10th, 2008 at 7:39 pm

    I was hoping the world would end today
    once they turned on that Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.

  4. mel September 10th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Got him to strike out.

    mlb.com subscribers can watch for free @ milb.com

    Trenton down 1-0 in the third.

  5. Skippy September 10th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Sorry, Grrrrrrr, all they did was turn it on. No collisions today. Maybe for Thanksgiving, if you’re very good.

  6. Bronx Jeers September 10th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    Yankees would probably be trying to get some cash out of those fans. Commemorative pretzels or something.

    Then after they clinched, Gardner,Geise and Britton would come out to tip their cap. Rest of the team would be at the 40-40 club doing shots of iced grey goose from some girls navel.

  7. Doreen September 10th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    You all need to read Chad Jenning’s blog and the last entry specifically. Talking about how the SWB players really like each other and pick each other up, and that’s why they won their last game, which was pulled out of a hat, really.

  8. Nick in SF September 10th, 2008 at 7:42 pm

    World ending, Godzilla taking a called 3rd strike to lose another game… it all seems about the same these days.

  9. mel September 10th, 2008 at 7:43 pm

    Nick,

    What jumbotron? Jeter would’ve pilfered it by then.

  10. Nick in SF September 10th, 2008 at 7:45 pm

    Just stake out the Starbucks in Austin and they can get it right back.

  11. Josh September 10th, 2008 at 7:46 pm

    My god, have you guys seen the latest Papelbon video?

    http://newengland.comcastsport.....ool-years/

    While I admit that guy is a complete moron, the Sux don’t seem to be concerned with the standings.

  12. mel September 10th, 2008 at 7:50 pm

    Nick,

    I hope he doesn’t watch Friday Night Lights on it. Seeing Minka’s big chin on it might be huge turnoff.

  13. mel September 10th, 2008 at 7:51 pm

    IPK’s on now, if you want to see his stuff. 32/20 K/B ratio top of the 3rd.

  14. S.o.S.27(wheres whozat,cb,hmmm?) September 10th, 2008 at 7:55 pm

    “Waiting for a clinch in Anaheim”

    Is it too early to say “Waiting for the next Yankee clinch”?
    Forgot what it felt like.

  15. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    Doreen! Agreed!! It was a great blog entry! that is what the Yankees are missing!!

  16. Bronx Jeers September 10th, 2008 at 7:56 pm

    “Just stake out the Starbucks in Austin and they can get it right back”

    Speaking of, with the off day I’m sure Jeter will be making a little stop.

    “ooh Derek you’re so good”

    “Call me The Babe, babe ”

    p.s. This is my severely cleaned up version of what I wanted to say here. For Pete’s sake.

  17. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    Well the Angles clinched. I hope the Yankees were there to see it. Know what you missed!

  18. Doreen September 10th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    Jennifer -

    I couldn’t remember where I’d read it so I didn’t post it (felt like I needed to notate) but, did you know that not a single player on SWB selected for the all-star team in that league? Not one. And yet, they led their division and have proceeded to the second round of playoffs.

    So, something must be going right down on the farm.

    My daughter just went to see “In the Heights” and I’ve been listening to the music. I can’t wait to see it myself, BUT there is a character whose mantra is “paciencia y fe,” – patience and faith. That’s what we need as fans right now. Paciencia y fe.

  19. Grrrrrrrrr September 10th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    how many rounds are there in the AA and AAA playoffs?

  20. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 8:05 pm

    From Mark Mussina’s blog

    Mark,Will Moose be back with the Yankees next year????Do you agree with Hank bringing Girardi back next year????(EDIT:MM) I like Girardi, and when you look at the team that he’s had to throw out there, they should be around .500. The fact that Hughes, Kennedy, Joba, and Wang have combined for what, eleven wins, says it all. Also, this lineup, which was supposed to be legendary, is much more human without Posada and Matsui, as they were for most of the year. My only complaint about Girardi is that I don’t see why he has Giambi batting fifth and Matsui seventh. Matsui is so much more of a complete hitter, and Giambi is hitting about .200 with runners in scoring position. As far as Mike goes, I don’t know what he’s going to do. I think we’ll have to wait and see who makes offers. It doesn’t seem likely that the Yankees won’t ask him back, but if the already have Wang and Joba, plus a free agrent (Sabathia), and also leaving a spot for Hughes, that only leaves one more slot in the rotaion. That would mean choosing between Mike and Andy and any other free agent. I know that Joba is starting next year in the bullpen, but still. It will be ineresting.

  21. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Doreen probably from Chad’s blog. I have to say he does an A+ job on that blog. It is very informative, gives little nuggets of information.

  22. Doreen September 10th, 2008 at 8:08 pm

    Jennifer -

    You’re probably right.

  23. Todd Drew September 10th, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    Doreen,
    Yeah, paciencia y fe. I’m glad you’re feeling better. You’ll love “In The Heights.”

  24. Mr. Faded Glory September 10th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    Doreen: “You all need to read Chad Jenning’s blog and the last entry specifically. Talking about how the SWB players really like each other and pick each other up, and that’s why they won their last game, which was pulled out of a hat, really.”

    Those are nice platitudes. People talk about chemistry and picking each other up and all of that nonsense only when teams win. Did the Royals have chemistry this year? Did they like each other? Maybe, maybe not. It doesn’t matter.

    Chemistry is an incredibly overrated situation. Think the Yankees had chemistry in 77 and 78? No, they had a bunch of players performing at the top of their games.

  25. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I see Pete said the Yankees are gone. Too bad, might have been good to rub a little salt in the wounds.

  26. Ford Motor company September 10th, 2008 at 8:14 pm

    77 pitches after 3 innings for Ian Kennedy.

    lol

  27. Ford Motor company September 10th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    lol

  28. Evan September 10th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    hey, what ever happened to phil franchise?

  29. Betsy September 10th, 2008 at 8:22 pm

    Guys, I just got back from vacation (Cooperstown was great -it’s a wonderfully charming village and the HOF is absolutely a blast. It’s extremely well done and just a lot of fun. It took me two hours to get through the timeline through the 1930′s – I had to skip the rest of the timeline or else I would have been in there for a week!).

    I missed Phil’s brilliant performance on Saturday, but I found this on another board I frequent:

    **Cashman said Phil has to fight his way into the rotation next year and that it’s not a given. He also said that while Hughes just threw the post-season game of his life at AAA that AAA isn’t what it used to be anymore, “not to take anything away from his performance”* Apparently he said this on WFAN.

    What do you all think of Cash’s comments? I have no problem with them. Cash loves Phil, but he wants Phil to go out and earn a spot in the rotation, which is as it should be. Phil earned the chance this year and obviously struggled, for whatever reasons. Now he’s got to go out and show the big club that he’s ready for another chance. That’s a GOOD thing – get Phil’s competitive juices going. It’s not healthy to have anything just handed to you. The only thing I take issue with is Brian being not very complimentary about Phil’s game on Saturday. I don’t care how “weak” AAA may be now – 11 K’s in 8 shut out innings, with 4 hits allowed, is dealing, period.

  30. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    “77 pitches after 3 innings for Ian Kennedy.”

    But I’m sure he’s happy with his performance and annoyed that anyone thinks that 77 is too many pitches after 3 innings. After all, they were probably 77 quality pitches.

    He is totally worthless.

  31. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 8:24 pm

    I just watched those Paplebum videos. Oh my gosh, I laughed so hard. That was great. I always knew he was a little fruity.

    I also realized he talks like a want to be gangster person. Weird.

  32. Doreen September 10th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Todd -

    I love it without even having seen it. The story, the characters are so alive. The music is so evocative. I love that it incorporates rap and salsa, but also traditional Broadway ballad. The writer/creator/star of the show is a genius.

    I listened to the music for the first time driving to Baltimore and I couldn’t stop the tears. And I loved the kind of throwaway references in the story – a shout-out to Manny Ramirez; a musical tribute to Duke Ellington (The A Train); another shout-out to Cole Porter (Too Darn Hot). Brilliant.

  33. terpbomber September 10th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Typical game; get a quick start in the beginning and then shut down as if that would be sufficient to win.

    I suppose it is of some comfort the Angels didn’t clinch at the Yankees’ expense (i.e., after they had made the final out and were still in the ballpark when the festivities began). I mean, it could’ve been a double-whammy had the Yankees been mathematically eliminated, too!

    The Angels have been my second least favorite team behind the Red Sox for several years now. I liked it better when they sucked or had all those heartbreaking seasons like 1986. Perhaps they’ll run into some deja vu when October rolls in…

  34. Joe September 10th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    Pete, you are right. A team of superstar athletes who have made the playoffs for the past million years in a row need to watch the Angels celebrate, because it would both remind them how to win and inspire them to play better this year and next.

    Or maybe, injuries, unattainable expectations of rookies, zero offensive production from CF, 2B and C, etc had a little something to do with the random off year.

  35. Ford Motor company September 10th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    come on Duncan brothers. Do something.

  36. mel September 10th, 2008 at 8:37 pm

    IPK pitching into and out of trouble.

    5 IP 6H 0R 4BB 8K

    24 Batters Faced
    106 pitches (67 strikes)

    Not too purdy, but he’s kept Durham off the board.

  37. Doreen September 10th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    mel -

    Isn’t that what one of the things he needed to learn how to do – pitch out of trouble? Like you said, not purdy, but his team is in the game.

  38. Evan September 10th, 2008 at 8:41 pm

    Geez, Doreen,

    you turn on the water works at a drop of the hat.

  39. Doreen September 10th, 2008 at 8:43 pm

    Evan =

    Yes, it sure seems that way sometimes! I can’t help it. Even when I laugh really hard, the tears come. You have no idea! :lol:

  40. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Man Scranton, come on!

  41. Art Vandelay September 10th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    Let’s just hope that the Anaheim Rally Monkeys, the ChiSox, the Rays, Twins or whomever beat the crap out of the Red Sox in the playoffs.

  42. yankeefan91 September 10th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....#038;_mp=1

    if ya wanna watch the scranton game

  43. Arod fan September 10th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    Who pitched against the Yankees tonight? What they score 2 runs on 4 hits?
    Are they trying to get Girardi out?
    If so dump him, we owe Girardi nothing, anyone could have taken this team as far as he did

  44. ohhh mo its cano! September 10th, 2008 at 9:12 pm

    man what a stressful year? how many strikes did they watch go by today.AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!

    ok i feel a little better

  45. Evan September 10th, 2008 at 9:15 pm

    Doreen, you must have rusty furniture ;)

  46. Nick in SF September 10th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    I’m not sure I can figure out a team to root for. Top priority: anyone playing the Red Sox. Ok, that’s easy.

    But the Rays? They’re not completely loathesome, but the whole tiny-payroll small-market thing is played up to embarass the Yankees. Maybe they need to be embarasses a little?

    The Angels? No, we hate them. Booooo.

    The White Sox? Hmmmm, don’t care much either way, so maybe.

    The Twins? See: the Rays. Also, we don’t like their GM.

    The Mets? Duh, of course not.

    The Phillies? Whatever, sure.

    The Cubs? Hmmmm, if they end their streak, does that in any way diminish the Sox having ended their streak? No? I didnt think so.

    The Brewers? An attractive choice, but do we want CC getting a ring someplace else and thinking it could happen any old place?

    The Dodgers? Um, hello, Joe Torre? How much stupider would that make us look… sorry, Joe, but no.

    And finally, the Diamondbacks? No, we don’t like them either. Booooooooo, Arizona!

    Thank goodness football season is here.

  47. abcd September 10th, 2008 at 9:20 pm

    “The Angels clinched. Owner Arte Moreno is on the field and the fans are chanting his first name. Now the players are coming out, soaked with champagne. The Yankees, if you’re curious, are long gone. They have a long flight back to New York.

    It might have done them good to watch.”

    the same can probably be said for the ny media to hang around and read how the angels beat writers cover that team…

  48. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    Wow they have a game in the green crap box! :)

    Was out for a while and it was still 1-1 then. Rays on base.

    GO RAYS!!!!!

  49. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 10th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    Nick in SF,

    i agree with you on trying to figure out who i should root for, but right now im fione with anyone BUT the red sox ANYONE

    god knows we will never hear the end of it if those morons win 2 in a row!

    i kinda want the cubs to win it, the have been due for one for years, many years lol

  50. pat September 10th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    Nick in SF

    Dodgers for me. I was okay with Torre moving on so I hold no ill will. A ring for Mattingly is long overdue. I also like the idea of the Yankee powers that be rethinking all decisions they’ve made and questioning the decision makers who made them.

  51. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:34 pm

    Come on (ex Yank) Dioner!!!! Kill that ball boy!

  52. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 10th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    haha green crap box

    my friend was in boston recently and went to a game there, and he absolutely hated it, and he wasnt even a yankee fan! lol he felt like they were sardines crammed into a very very small can haha

    and when people saw his ny liscense plate they started throwing stuff at his car, very classy those red sux fans are.

  53. Steve September 10th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Pete, what other Yankees players of 2007 do you think will make into the playoff this year, except Joe Torre?

  54. Evan September 10th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    Cubs!

    outside of new yawk, chicago has the hottest chicks.

  55. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    Melancon had a 1-2-3 inning :) Bottom of the 9th. Keep your fingers crossed for another walk off.

  56. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 10th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    sux got out of the inning jam :(

  57. Brandon (We have a soft captain and a softer sidekick..true story)..."we paid today, we lose today, das it". September 10th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Colin Curtis has clutch in his genes.

    Oh BTW ZMAN yes we could get a Lastings Milledge for Ian Kennedy his value is very low (right now)

  58. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    you gotta have faith, nothing to do with my hating their team, I swear it is the ugliest little “park” I have ever seen. The vomit green color is really hideous and the seats are atrociously uncomfortable unless you feel like sitting on the lap of the person near you. It’s really a swill hole!

    :)

  59. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    “sux got out of the inning jam”

    Keep your fingers crossed. Maybe we get to see the dancing fruitcake Papelcrapper blow a hold!

    :)

  60. Evan September 10th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    trisha-

    yet it looks so good on tee vee

    and it’s always sold out.

    Oh, I hear it really smells, as well.

  61. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Come on Wheeler! No meatballs tonight please.

  62. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    Evan, truly in person it’s a joke park, like a very disappointing toy from a crackerjacks box. Also, you’d sell out too if you held 20 people!!!

    :lol:

  63. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    I miss Manny being there to smack Pukelisp in the face. The good ole days!

  64. Drive 4-5 September 10th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    My choice of who to root for is easy. ANYONE playing Boston. Vs the Sux anyone, anything,anywhere, on any continent, in any time zone, on any planet is the team person, place or thing I root for.

    Where it gets complicated is this weekend. The Yanks are playing the Rays and the Sux are playing the Jays.

    As much as it hurts our chances of getting out of 4th place,I’m rooting for the Jays to sweep the Sux and the Yanks to lose every game except Saturday (I’ll be attending and Moose goes for #18).Besides, the 2008 Yankees deserve to finish 4th. They’ve earned it (so to speak).

  65. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Drive 4-5 -

    Agree with every word of your post.

  66. you gotta have faith (yanks can make this month interesting) September 10th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    even dustin p. admitted that the new yankee standium is going to be amazing

    i cant wait for next year when players from other teams come to the stadium and are like “wow ouldnt i love to play here” just like they do in our stadium now

    but i guess if we are still sucking that cancels everything out, but hey at least we still have the money allure lol jk jk

    even though i know some people want to be a yankee for the money i prefer players that want to be a yankee bc its suppossed to be an honor, this winter is going to be very busy, and im actually kind of excited for it :)

  67. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Ha ha ha ha ha. Though it was gone you tool Orsillo.

    I can’t tell you how I hate that guy calling the game. I wish someone would hit him with a 2 by 4.

  68. Bronx Jeers September 10th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    “Dodgers for me. I was okay with Torre moving on so I hold no ill will. A ring for Mattingly is long overdue. I also like the idea of the Yankee powers that be rethinking all decisions they’ve made and questioning the decision makers who made them.”

    Ditto! Especially the Mattingly part.

    You know I watched some of that Papelbon video that Josh posted a couple of hours back and I have to say that I really can’t envision any such thing taking place in the Yanks clubhouse. And that is too bad because besides the juvenile Papelbon stuff what was shown was kind of a clinic in team chemistry. Papelbon himself can’t be too bad if he lets his mates see that embarrassing stuff. Papi holding court. Everybody laughing their butts off.

    Yanks could use a similar atmosphere only with G.I Joe and Captain America setting the tone, it’s probably impossible.

  69. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Dang, Scranton better win soon!

  70. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    I think I have to sacrifice Mattingly. No world series for the Dodgers.

  71. anthony September 10th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    trisha…relaxation therapy, or a good man!!!

  72. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Rays are worst than the Yanks with RISP. 1 for 32 in this series.

  73. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    anthony – sux forum ——->

    Bye now!

  74. Josh September 10th, 2008 at 9:56 pm

    Bronx Jeers – haha I don’t know if Pap exactly handed out the tape to everyone. I believe his mom sent it in to the clubhouse. But from the interview afterwards, he seemed cool with it.

    You’re right though, I can’t imagine the Yanks sitting around in the clubhouse, laughing and enjoying themselves like that. I think they treat it too much like a business.

    Link for those who don’t know what we’re talking about:
    http://newengland.comcastsport.....ool-years/

  75. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    trisha and they come to Yankee Stadium and be 25-30. :(

  76. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Let’s go Rays and Scranton… No need to delay a win.

  77. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    jen – of course!

    :(

  78. anthony September 10th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    trisha… i live on w. 46th…sorry

  79. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    If Paplebum pitches next inning the Rays can win

  80. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Josh, agreed as well. Maybe that is what the Yankees are missing. Pete would be able to tell us if things like that going on. Most of the team seemed to be gathered around having a good time. That is something that seems to be missing from the yankees for the last few years.

    As much as I HATE or dislike Johnathon, that was pretty damn funny!

  81. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Jennifer- It was funny. I watched it and laughed the whole time. I agree with you about the club house. It always seems so tense and just dead. I think they need to loosen up and have some fun. All the guys where having fun, the Yankees if having fun is 1 by himself.

  82. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I think I like the business-like atmosphere of the Yankee clubhouse. Always have. I always thought it was kind of idiotic to have grown men acting like juveniles.

    So I didn’t necessarily get too much of a yuk out of that video.

  83. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Business is best, but you have to have fun sometimes. I mean if the Yankees were winning a lot, I could see them looser but I don’t know, sometimes it’s okay to goof off. Now an everyday thing, that would suck, but maybe once a month that would be okay with me.

  84. bruce September 10th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    arod needs to be traded.his personality and ego have a negative effect on the team.

  85. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    :)

    Cry Ellsbury.

  86. ohhh mo its cano! September 10th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    i could not handle more than 2 min of tha pap vid.yikes!

  87. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Thank you Ellsbury. You are greatly appreciated at this moment by Yankee Fans!

  88. ted September 10th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    trisha- should jennifer and katie go to the sux forum?

  89. Josh September 10th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Tough call for the Sox, Ellsbury was safe, but got called for the third out.

  90. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    I love the movie dirty dancing. So I found that dance scene hilarious.

  91. ohhh mo its cano! September 10th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    arond not going anywhere pipe down bruce.. and finally a bad call that don’t hut my yankees lol

  92. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    Ted- Why should I go to the sux forum? For laughing at a guy dressing as a chick? It’s funny.

    Or because I said the Yankees should loosen up?

  93. jennifer- I got your back Girardi September 10th, 2008 at 10:20 pm

    Katie, he is just uptight. Nothing wrong with thinking the Yankees need to be a little looser and not so business like.

  94. ted September 10th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    katie.. i was being ironical.

  95. Katie September 10th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Okay Ted- Well moving my conversations over to the new Pete Post

  96. pat September 10th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    “That is something that seems to be missing from the yankees for the last few years.”

    Can you really envision the Yankee teams pre-”the last few years” cutting loose? Do Girardi, O’Neill, Clemens and El Duque strike you as cut-ups? All that chemistry you are longing for is called winning.

  97. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    “Can you really envision the Yankee teams pre-”the last few years” cutting loose? Do Girardi, O’Neill, Clemens and El Duque strike you as cut-ups? All that chemistry you are longing for is called winning.”

    Amen.

  98. bruce September 10th, 2008 at 10:34 pm

    ohhh mo its cano!

    learn how to spell.

    arod should of never been signed.he is to sensitive for new york.

  99. bruce September 10th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    ohhh mo its cano:

    but apparently you are th gm of the yankees so my bad.

  100. ohhh mo its cano! September 10th, 2008 at 10:37 pm

    hey srry didnt know i was in the splle erthty right blog… HA

  101. iou September 10th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    13th inning already in triple A! Gosh, I hate baseball.

  102. trisha - amazing what one win will do for an optimist! September 10th, 2008 at 10:44 pm

    Sux game taking too long. Go Rays! Doesn’t really matter since they’ll still be in first no matter what and the Jays are on their way in to peck at the Sux.

    :)

    Night all.

  103. NYYanksFan September 10th, 2008 at 10:48 pm

    bruce

    A guy gets booed by 50,000 people in his home stadium, blamed for everything short of global warming and still wins 2 MVP awards in 4 years is too sensitive for you? You must hang with a very tough crowd.

    but apparently you must be a psychologist who knows about these things so my bad.

  104. ohhh mo its cano! September 10th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    dont feed into bruces boston propaganda!

  105. bigjf September 10th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    “It might have done them good to watch.”

    The Yanks have seen more than enough of the Angels celebrating on the field since 2002.

  106. terpbomber September 10th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    Speaking of teams to root for with the Yankees all but gone. Well, I’m going against the grain on this one. I’m not a Mets hater (unless they play the Yankees, of course). I really don’t care about the rivalry since they’re not in the same division. And I’m not vain if they go all the way; I’d rather see another championship for NYC, regardless of team, than any other city.

    Most of the teams that are in contention I couldn’t care less about, so I wouldn’t mind seeing the Mets wipe them out. Don’t want to see Tampa win because if they actually become good they will prevent the Yankees from achieving their rightful place next time. Twins? Eh. White Sox? Maybe, because Thome really deserves a ring by now with the team hopping he’s done. However, Griffey Jr. is still an immature punk, so no to them. D’backs? Absolutely not!

    I absolutely do NOT want to see the Dodgers win, with all due respect to Torre. The Yankee/Dodger thing goes back a long way, and I’m still annoyed about 1981! I’m sure some Yankee fans would like to see Torre bring his winning ways yet again to show what a mistake Steinbrenner Part Deux and Cashman made. But perhaps true to Torre form, he’ll just bungle the first round and leave it at that.

  107. ohhh mo its cano! September 10th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    the rays score here

  108. ohhh mo its cano! September 10th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    all this prasing of the sux is making me ill

  109. Steve September 10th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Manny being Manny, we need him to Yankees. He is a really fighter.
    Trade A-rod.

  110. YankeeDiva September 11th, 2008 at 6:25 am

    It might have done them good to watch.

    WHATEVER PETE!! The Yankees know how to clinch a playoff spot you’re acting like they’ve never been to the post season before when this is the first time in how many years they haven’t made it. No team makes it every year not even the mighty Yankees.

  111. bigjf September 11th, 2008 at 11:14 am

    terpbomber, the Yanks/Mets thing goes back a ways at this point too. If the Mets win it all, I know I’d never hear the end of it from all the Mets fans I know, especially after rubbing it in so hard in 2000. They’re still not over that. In the AL, I wouldn’t mind seeing Tampa or Minnesota, but I’d be rooting for the Cubs and Brewers. It’s hard to root for any NL West team because they all have close to losing records, but I wouldn’t mind if the Dodgers won. I’d feel good for Torre, and truth be told if they were still in Brooklyn I probably would have grown up a Dodger fan like my grandma. I don’t feel any of that old time rivalry with the Dodgers or Giants, but it’s strong with the Mets. As it is, I’m rooting for the Phillies to knock off the Mets again. I’ve grown tolerant of Jerry Manuel, but I don’t like the way they treated Willie and I am absolutely fed up with Omar Minaya. I got enough indication of what kind of man he is when I saw him have to try and recover the fumbling of the Willie situation in the media.

  112. PutnamPrincess September 11th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    So Yankee Stadium will be closing in silence at the end of the season.Yankee fans who still want to see Mystique and Aura can still see them every friday night dancing topless at SCORES GENTLEMANS CLUB in Manhattan.

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