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Game 39: Orioles at Yankees

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YANKEES (21-17)

Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Melky Cabrera CF
Francisco Cervelli C

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (3-3, 3.70 ERA)

Orioles (16-22)

Brian Roberts 2B
Adam Jones CF
Nick Markakis RF
Aubrey Huff 1B
Melvin Mora 3B
Nolan Reimold LF
Lou Montanez DH
Gregg Zaun C
Robert Andino SS

Pitching: RHP Brad Bergesen (1-1, 5.27)

TIME/TV: 7:05 p.m., My9

CREEPING UP: The Yankees have won six in a row and are only one game behind the Red Sox for second place in the AL East. The surprising Blue Jays, at 27-14, are still in first. Doubters of Toronto fairly point to the fact the Jays have played a grand total of three games against the Yankees, Red Sox and Rays. Toronto can start to show it’s for real tonight when it begins a series in Boston.

TEX MESSAGING: Mark Teixeira is batting .458 (11-for-24) with 11 RBI during the Yankees’ six-game winning streak.

CC ON THE RISE: CC Sabathia started his season (and Yankees career) with a stinker against the Orioles and then gave up 16 runs in 21 1/3 innings from April 22 – May 2. In his last two starts, though, he’s thrown 17 innings, allowed just two runs and struck out 13. A win tonight would be Sabathia’s first victory at the new Yankee Stadium.

Back with more later …

UPDATE, 5:12 p.m. Let’s try this Jeopardy! style. Joe Girardi’s answers are:
1. Not yet
2. Not yet
3. We’re not sure
4. Absolutely

The questions?

1. Have you made a move for Bruney yet? (They plan to make one after batting practice.)
2. Do you have a plan for Wang yet? (“There probably won’t be a decision today,” Girardi said.)
3. What will happen with your rotation – read: Hughes – when Wang is ready? (“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Girardi said.)
4. Do you think A-Rod’s return has been a big part of the team’s surge? (“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Girardi said.)

Sorry there isn’t more to report yet. Jorge Posada is in the house because of incredibly bad weather in Tampa, and we’re hoping to talk with him once BP is over. Ostensibly we’ll have the much-anticipated reliever move at that point, too. For those Xavier Nady fans out there, Girardi did have a small update, saying he thought Nady would be taking modified BP tomorrow. He also wouldn’t rule out Posada rejoining the team at some point on the upcoming road trip, though Texas – where the Yankees go on Monday – is a tough place to return because of the heat.

Back with more after BP.

UPDATE, 5:22 p.m.: Shameless plug: Some of you may know that in addition to working for the good people at The Journal News and LoHud.com, I also write a weekly column for SNY.tv. As part of my work with the SNY folks, I make appearances on their excellent Internet pregame show “New York Baseball Today,” and today I was on to talk about the Yankees game tonight. The daily show is a quick, 4-5 minute recap of the issues facing both local teams that night and you can watch today’s episode here.

UPDATE, 6:14 p.m.: Still no word on the move. The Yankees are taking their time on this one, apparently.

UPDATE, 6:57 p.m.: And the mystery is solved: Edwar Ramirez is headed back to Scranton. We just got back upstairs from talking to Ramirez and he seemed to calmly accept the decision. “I’m surprised but I have to be better,” he said. “I’ll go back down and work.”

UPDATE, 7:08 p.m.: 61 degrees at first pitch. Nice night in the Bronx. CC is wearing sleeves but most of the other Yankees aren’t.

UPDATE, 7:29 p.m.: That’s homers in four straight games for A-Rod, giving Sabathia a 2-1 lead after he gave up a run in the top of the first. Girardi said before the game he thinks A-Rod’s mobility in the field is improving incrementally; obviously he’s pretty comfortable at the plate.

UPDATE, 8:32 p.m.: CC is settled in. He whiffed Roberts on a 95 mph heater and looked pumped as he walked off the mound. Not sure why the Yankees can’t do more with Bergesen – it’s amazing how much they struggle with pitchers they haven’t seen. That’s been the case for as long as I’ve been around them.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: Forgot to mention this before: Phil Coke had a shaved head when he walked into the clubhouse today. I’m not really sure why. He’s also not available tonight after throwing so many pitches last night. Also, for those who were wondering, Girardi said he prefers to have two infielders on the bench – Berroa and Pena – because there are still some concerns about A-Rod in the field. Having the extra body gives the Yankees more flexibility in terms of sitting Rodriguez (or Cano or Jeter) on any given day and still having someone else available.

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: Just a reminder: When we say “Cervelli is fast for a catcher” that doesn’t mean he’s actually fast. That had to be a missed sign by someone right?

UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: That’s a missed opportunity by the Yankees right there. A lack of tack-ons almost hurt them last night and they’re living dangerously again tonight. With only 86 pitches, though, Sabathia could very well take the ball all the way to Rivera (or just finish it himself).

UPDATE, 9:23 p.m.: Remember when Chris Ray was the hot new closer for the Orioles? Me either. Anyway, nice play by Robert Andino – who wears his hat sort of crooked, like Sabathia – gifts the Yanks another run. Now it’s up to Jeter. No one warming in the Yankees pen by the way.

UPDATE, 9:26 p.m.: Big hit by Jeter gives the Yankees some room and gets Bruney up in the bullpen. If you’re interested, Jeter’s hit was scored a double, two RBI and an error on the CF allowing the third run to score.

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Another homer for Teixeira and suddenly this game is a rout. Thanks for coming, Chris Ray.

UPDATE, 9:32 p.m.: Let’s be clear about something: Mark Hendrickson is a tall drink of water.

UPDATE, 9:35 p.m.: Chris Ray’s line: 0 innings, 4 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 1 HR, 1 teammate’s night ruined (sorry, Brad Bergesen). With the Yankees now up by eight, Sabathia’s night is over and Brian Bruney is making his triumphant return to the mound.

UPDATE, 9:51 p.m.: Yanks clear the decks with Pena moving to short, Berroa going to third and Tomko coming in to pitch. That’s seven in a row for the Yankees and, with Boston beating Toronto, they’re 3 1/2 out in the AL East.

 
 

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1,031 Responses to “Game 39: Orioles at Yankees”

  1. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Teixeira ftw…can’t wait for the Bird-bashing to begin. We’d better take it to Philly this weekend as well, bc I live in the Philly area and I want bragging rights!!

  2. T-Bone May 19th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    First!!!!!!!!!!

    Who is going down to AAA when Brunster comes back????

  3. AD May 19th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    So B.G is still hurting???…. who got axed in the Pen…. any word yet?

  4. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Sam, the game is on MY9 tonight, not YES.

  5. noreaster May 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    I’m starting to like this Cervelli kid. Nice to see the farm system helping out.

    I still feel like we need another professional arm in the bullpen, even with Bruney back. Coke looked a little scared last night in the 9th, but he held it together.

  6. T-Bone May 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    OOPS!!!!!!

    Thought I was first!

  7. Jeter's Edge (remove the dang net!) May 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!!! (Clap! Clap! Clap Clap Clap!)

  8. Brandon Pie "Because it's the thing to do in this stadium" May 19th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Cano protecting Swisher. Good use although I really wish they’d give Swish some rest. Well this guy is a 5 + ERA hopefully he bashes him.

  9. Scranton May 19th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    DFA Veras please.

  10. yanks kiddd May 19th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    liking this lineup..anyone know anything about this Bergesen guy?

  11. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    “liking this lineup..anyone know anything about this Bergesen guy?”

    He’s looked pretty dismal this year…opponents hitting .340+ against him. Regretably, these are the guys that tend to mow us :-\

  12. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    And Swisher is in the lineup yet again. So much for that day off we’ve all been talking about. :P

  13. sjufan May 19th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    i’m sure the lineup police will be all over me for thinking the lineup could ever be better than what girardi decides upon, but i think swisher could probably use a day at some point. we’ve tried to let him play through it, but he hasn’t gotten a real day since getting blasted on the shoulder. his bat looks a split second tired, and mentally it wouldn’t be the worst thing either.

  14. Joe May 19th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Bergesen gets a lot of groundballs… doesn’t walk many or strikeout many. Gives up a lot of hits. Haven’t faced him yet

  15. carl May 19th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Only one missing is Posada. Cervelli is the man though. Loving the lineup :)

  16. gayle May 19th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    The worst thing about tonight is that the game is on MY9 thus no pre or past game with credibility. The idea that YES doesn’t do a post game for all its games to me makes no sense what else are they going to show the 50th re-run of Charles Gibson Centerstage

  17. m May 19th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Okay, tonight’s the night for Swisher. :)

    Swisher and Wang’s great-great grandfathers were sailing together on a steamer a long, long time ago. Swisher’s great-great grandpa said his Swisher would be a famous mohawk wearing ball player, but that he would need to sit every once in a while. Wang’s great-great gung-gung said Wang would have mysterious ailment that would cause great grief throughout an enormous empire, but that he would come back stronger than ever and all would be well.

  18. Gates May 19th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    How did SNY get Alexi Panos? :(

  19. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    I’m glad Swisher is in the lineup, I think he’s due!

    :)

  20. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I think Brett is still hurt…

  21. Al from BK May 19th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Can’t wait.

  22. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Anyone think CC’s gonna drill Aubrey Huff tonight after the whole Joba fiasco?

  23. Rachel May 19th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Too bad the starter has an era over 5 those are usually the guys that the Yanks never touch. You know the Cy Young types. Tomorrow is garbage Eaton also. Hopefully Gardner is better soon so they can give Swish a day off soon.

  24. gayle May 19th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Swish was probably scheduled for a day off but I assume perhaps Gardner is not avail tonight this he is still in.

  25. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I can work with this

  26. sjufan May 19th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    gayle – very good point on gardner potentially being out necessitating swish in. i hope he gets well soon, swish needs a day i think.

  27. tampayank May 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    love having Godzilla batting behind AROD instead of Swish…any Nady updates? Why is he in NY and not Tampa rehabbing(I think I saw him on t.v. yesterday?)

  28. JGS May 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    3 games against the Yanks, Sox, and Rays…and they lost two of them

  29. Joe Monte May 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Send down Edwar

  30. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    (from previous thread)

    “Trisha im all for trying to work out his kinks. A one or two run ballgame is not the place.”

    I can totally respect that perspective. I am always able to transcend the obvious emotions that go with questioning the seeming sanity of a decision and just root for the player to succeed – but I do realize that’s not the norm – certainly not here!

    :)

    D – funny you should mention that. I had my appointment with the eye doctor yesterday and he was mentioning that only 30% of all people can use the two “opposing” contacts successfully! I would have thought that it would work on everyone. I only need the one but if I ever needed both I would have no way of knowing if it would actually work.

  31. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    I think Swisher’s need for a day off is covered in the Book of Genesis. Something about the 8th day?

    And if you swing another way: even the primordial ooze got a day off once in a while, but now while the other ooze was hurt.

  32. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Tampayank,

    The Yankees said that Nady would go down to Tampa when the Yankees leave for their road trip on Sunday.

  33. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Francesa : “Coke was driving me crazy last night”

  34. AD May 19th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    SJUFAN – Agreed

    But with Gardner hurting and playing agaisnt the O’s Joe is probably trying to get his swing right. My guess is that he gets 2 games off this weekend with the Phillies coming into town. Gardner allows Joe G to Play a little more NL style ball

  35. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    We need to leave the present-day minutiae aside for a moment and come up and smell the rarefied air of what’s really happening. Toronto v. Boston!

    WAHOO!!!

  36. PJH May 19th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    7 in a row

  37. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    “We need to leave the present-day minutiae aside for a moment and come up and smell the rarefied air of what’s really happening. Toronto v. Boston!

    WAHOO!!!”

    I hope they have 3 straight 15 inning games and beat the tar out of one another

  38. weird May 19th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    dumb question…
    what does ‘back to back and belly to belly’ mean??

  39. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Of course anyone who’s been watching lately might reply that Swisher has already had several games off. ;)

  40. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    “dumb question…
    what does ‘back to back and belly to belly’ mean??”

    John Sterling speak for two home runs in a row

  41. Rachel May 19th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    So which clown goes back to AAA? It should definitely be Ramirez. I doubt it is Veras but the Pirates are probably sitting on the end of their seats waiting to find out. It is like draft time for them only in May…

  42. JGS May 19th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I’m guessing Francesa was saying Coke was driving him nuts and therefore Joba should have been in there instead

  43. JGS May 19th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    and it totally should be Edwar…

  44. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    “So which clown goes back to AAA? It should definitely be Ramirez. I doubt it is Veras but the Pirates are probably sitting on the end of their seats waiting to find out. It is like draft time for them only in May…”

    Angel Berroa PLEASE

  45. no.27 May 19th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    “Dude or dudette, you’ve got me confused with someone else. I rarely discuss Melky so I’m quite sure that I never said that he shouldn’t be the everyday CF. I like Gardy more than Melky and probably said that I prefer Gardy over Melky, but I’ve never been a campaigner for throwing Melky away.”

    I never said that I was talking about you. I was saying that in general the ideas here change drastically every 2 or 3 weeks.

    “I saw Swisher when he was with OAK, which seems like a decade ago. I also caught him a few games when he was with CWS. Seeing a player when he’s visiting your team is quite a bit different than seeing him everyday when he’s playing for your team. I believed that his year with CWS was an anomaly based on the fact that he was miserable playing for Ozzie (who wouldn’t be, actually?) and it affected his play. I expected him to come back closer to his OAK numbers, which if memory serves, were better than what he’s doing now. I did not expect as many strikeouts as we are getting. I also didn’t expect the poor fielding. I bet if you asked Nick, he wasn’t expecting it either.”

    His rate stats with the Yankees are pretty similar to what they were with the A’s. And your judging a player based on like 35 games.

    Either way, I’ll take Swisher hitting 7th or 8th over most 7 or 8 hitters in the league. He’s made a few mistakes in the field so far, but that doesn’t take away the solid defense that he’s given his teams at RF over his career.

    Someone said that Nick Swisher isn’t an everyday starter in RF on a contender. I’ll take Nick Swisher over Gabe Kapler in 2004.

  46. weird May 19th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    why does a-rod call teixeira ‘TEX share AH’?

    isnt it ‘TEh share ah’ or does arod have an accent?

  47. m May 19th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I’m pretty sure the interstellar gas and dust that formed the first population of stars called for a “break” for Nick Swisher.

    Hope GGBG’s injury’s not too serious.

  48. carl May 19th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    why does a-rod call teixeira ‘TEX share AH’?

    isnt it ‘TEh share ah’ or does arod have an accent?

    Maybe Tex doesn’t care

  49. AD May 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “So which clown goes back to AAA? It should definitely be Ramirez. I doubt it is Veras but the Pirates are probably sitting on the end of their seats waiting to find out. It is like draft time for them only in May…”

    Angel Berroa PLEASE

    What has Berroa done wrong? Veras and or Ramirez have to go, they cannot get people out… which is the job of a relief pitcher”

  50. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “dumb question…
    what does ‘back to back and *belly to belly*’ mean??”

    Not such a dumb question. I always thought it was a really pretty gross description. Stupid even.

  51. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Ramirez will be the chosen one today and probably he will never see ML with Yanks again.

    Regarding Veras, they will trade him before DFAing him. That will probably happen before the trade deadline.

  52. pat May 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “Francesa : “Coke was driving me crazy last night””

    Everyone knows he prefers Diet Coke. :wink:

  53. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Absent the ridiculous Sterling context, just picture a crowded party or dance floor. People standing back to back means some are probably standing belly to belly. If anyone wants to look at each other.

    I think “belly to belly, back to back” appears in a song by the English group The Mekons, but something tells me John Sterling doesn’t have that in mind.

  54. vin May 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Not sure who is going to pitch to Markakis, Huff and Scott out of the bullpen. I’m sure Coke and Edwar are unavailable tonight. Girardi has to be hoping that CC/Mo are the only pitchers that those guys see.

  55. dave May 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    In may, as long as we are winning, whatever the rest of the division is doing whether it be the sox or the jays is totally irrelevant. iT doesnt matter one bit. If we get our wins in, we will be the ones on top in the end. I would say it takes 95 wins to easily glide into the playoffs no matter what the other records are. Halladay is not getting to get 30 wins this seaosn and he is prolly on pace for that right now. And i seriously doubt the jays offense can make up for the fact that they have one legit starter. The rays are actually a solid team and it was apparent even last year, that if they won, it wouldnt be some kind of crazy fluke. No one gets that same vibe with the jays. As I said, in may its all irrelevant as long as the yanks keep winning, we iwll be fine in the end.

  56. Seriously? May 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “Cano protecting Swisher.”

    Isn’t Cano hitting .206 with a .540 OPS his last 18 games?

    These days, Cano for protection = bringing a knife to a gunfight

  57. m May 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Nick,

    lol. True. But they don’t count as “mental health” days if they don’t work. :(

  58. sjufan May 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    nick in sf – swisher has played every game since the day off after getting hit in the elbow, which is the time period i referred to. 14 in a row. long time for a guy in the slump he’s in. i realize one school of thought is he needs to play through it. but at some point he might just need a day, perhaps mentally more than anything else.

  59. JGS May 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I think Edwar will be back eventually…but I do think it’s his time to go to Scranton

  60. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “So which clown goes back to AAA? It should definitely be Ramirez.”

    Clown? And here I was thinking that they were Yankee baseball players really trying to do their best and sometimes not getting the job done despite their best efforts. Thanks for the correction.

  61. pat May 19th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “why does a-rod call teixeira ‘TEX share AH’?”

    So did Damon on a postgame this week.

  62. weird May 19th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “dumb question…
    what does ‘back to back and *belly to belly*’ mean??”

    Not such a dumb question. I always thought it was a really pretty gross description. Stupid even.”’

    the suspense is killing me…what does it mean?? ;)

  63. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    “What has Berroa done wrong? Veras and or Ramirez have to go, they cannot get people out… which is the job of a relief pitcher”

    Nothing…that’s the point. He’s a waste of space. Ramirez I cant defend, but when Veras’ is on he’s NASTY. What he needs is consistency and the confidence to throw his pitches for strikes.

  64. steve May 19th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    LoL…. manual hates church

  65. weird May 19th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    thanks nick ..
    i thought maybe a left handed hitter, then a rightie hit a homer in succession? but not sure of context..

  66. vin May 19th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    “dumb question…
    what does ‘back to back and *belly to belly*’ mean??”

    Shouldn’t that mean 4-straight homers? If two people are back to back, and there are two other people facing “belly to belly” with the original two… wouldn’t that make it 4? It is probably the oddest Sterlingism out there.

  67. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    “LoL…. manual hates church”

    Manuel DOES hate Church…inexcusable for the manager to react that way to one of his players. Typical dysfunctional Mets atmosphere.

  68. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Sjufan: all kidding aside, I have been a public proponent of a day off for Swisher since… Saturday? Maybe Friday, I don’t know. Gardner being hurt puts it on the backburner. Eventually it will come. Meanwhile, nice win streak with Swisher in the lineup. :)

  69. JGS May 19th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I think Sterling just likes listening to himself talk

  70. pat May 19th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    vin

    It means 1 behind the next one or one in front of the other one.

    It’s from the song Zombie Jamboree.

  71. vin May 19th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I posted this earlier today, but everyone was on a different tangent…

    What happens to Cervelli once Jorge and Josie return? I’m sure they wouldn’t stunt his growth by having him serve as 3rd string catcher, so would he go back to AA, or has he earned a “promotion” to AAA? Is there room on the SWB for him?

  72. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “I think Sterling just likes listening to himself talk”

    I suspect that is the opinion of most WCBS listeners :)

  73. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “Manuel DOES hate Church”

    Well being a religious person I guess I have lost all respect for Manuel.

    :D

  74. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Weird: no problem. The point is, the phrase exists outside the strange world of John Sterling and, without googling it, I think it just means a very crowded place. As in:

    “It took forever to get a beer, the bar was belly to belly, back to back.”

    Disclosure: I have never heard anyone actually say that in that context, as far as I can recall. But I don’t think there’s anything lurid about it.

  75. Sandy May 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    To tell you the truth, Vin — if Cervelli keeps hitting the way he is, it should be Molina who will be on the way out. Much as I like Molina, he brings nothing to the table on offense. Cervelli has proven himself to be an excellent defensive catcher and he is YOUNG. Posada is 37 and ain’t gonna last forever.

  76. sjufan May 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    nick in sf – agreed on all fronts. in no way am i trying to say this is some major issue that has or will impede us from winning. i just like what swisher brings, and want to put him in the best possible position to succeed. and i think my man might just need a day, though i could be wrong as well. no options with gardner hurt, so it’s moot. hopefully we get another W behind the big fella and gardner gets back to give swish a day soon.

  77. vin May 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    “It means 1 behind the next one or one in front of the other one.

    It’s from the song Zombie Jamboree.”

    I still don’t see the logic. If it was 1 behind the next one, then wouldn’t it be back to belly, or belly to back? I’m probably being too literal just to give Sterling a hard time.

    I’m not familiar with that song… I may have to find it to further study this topic. ;)

  78. no.27 May 19th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    my guess would be back to back home runs followed by a celebration that leads to a hug or a chest bump.

  79. ZMAN7777 May 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    It’s all about winning series. Having said that, 4 exciting wins out of 4 against a game Twins team is more than could be expected. Let’s keep it going by taking at least 4 of the next 6 at home!

    Oh, and please drop Edwar when Bruney comes back!

  80. Glenn May 19th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Let’s hope Girardi has read scouting reports / watched video of Markakis, Huff, and other Oriole hitters that have their way with Yankee pitching.
    Every hitter has a weakness. Don’t pitch to their strengths.

  81. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “What has Berroa done wrong? ”

    He’s taking up a roster space that could have gone to a more deserving player.

    “Veras and or Ramirez have to go, they cannot get people out… which is the job of a relief pitcher”

    I totally agree. Not sure which one of them is worse. I guess Veras annoys me the most because he really shouldn’t be as bad as he is. Ramirez is in way over his head and at this point, his weight. :P

  82. NYYanksFan May 19th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “For those of you who believe in “clutch hitting,” the Yankees lead the Majors this season with a .355 batting average (81-for-228) in “close and late” situations, defined as the seventh inning or later with the batting team ahead by one run, tied, or with the tying run on base, at bat or on-deck.”

    “Blogging The Bombers – NY Daily News” – http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....MgK&A

  83. vin May 19th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    “Much as I like Molina, he brings nothing to the table on offense. Cervelli has proven himself to be an excellent defensive catcher and he is YOUNG. Posada is 37 and ain’t gonna last forever.”

    I can’t see that happening. He’s good defensively , and it seems to me that pitchers like throwing to him (of course I have no way of backing this up). In a perfect world, Cervelli would continue to hit and be good behind the dish, but I think he’ll need much more time to earn enough praise that they’d be willing to dump Molina.

  84. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    No matter where it comes from it makes no sense to me because back to back is at least colloquially acceptable since it is taken to mean one after the other. Belly to belly is just weird.

    Whatever.

  85. hamburger helper May 19th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I agree that Cervelli has earned his place. Molina, however, hasn’t un-earned it. I think we all know Cervelli will not be on the 25-man roster when Jose returns. Still, I’d love to see him stay around. AAA should be a lock for him, but last I checked, it was pretty crowded behind the plate in Scranton. It’s going to be a tough call.

    Of this I’m sure – Cervelli has certainly proven he can play up here with the big boys…for now. The real test will (“would” may be a better word since we may not see it) be when the league comes around a second time to him and the scouting reports are more complete. You can bet teams are curious as to whether/how a sub-Mendoza AA hitter can sustain his performance.

  86. ZMAN7777 May 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    At least we have a possible future starting backstop in Cervelli. That’s enough to generate optimism.

  87. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    “To tell you the truth, Vin—if Cervelli keeps hitting the way he is, it should be Molina who will be on the way out. Much as I like Molina, he brings nothing to the table on offense. Cervelli has proven himself to be an excellent defensive catcher and he is YOUNG. Posada is 37 and ain’t gonna last forever.”

    I would make a comment, but *no.27* might come after me for making a judgment about a player after only seeing him for only a short period of time. :P

  88. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    “Well being a religious person I guess I have lost all respect for Manuel. :)

    hahaha. He shall be smited.

  89. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Boston Dave (in Portland, OR) – OPPC member
    May 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm
    Casey Fossum is tearing up the minors for the Yanks so far too – almost a K per inning and a 1.72 ERA.
    ——————————————————————————————
    Such vularities will get your posting priviledges revoked.

  90. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Boston Dave (in Portland, OR) – OPPC member
    May 19th, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    “Is there anyone else in the minors that we can look forward to helping our in the pen sometime in the future?”
    ————
    that’s a question better asked to SJ44 or GB7.

    at least during spring training, I would have said the Yankees had more potential bullpen depth in the minors that they’d know what to do with. now? well, you know…
    ——————————————————————————————
    There are a lot of them that could be shifted to relief, but, it depends on who’s in the rotation. As much as I would hate to see it, Wilkins De La Rosa would be a selection. He did the set up role for half of last year, but, he’s way roo inexperienced as a pitcher, but, damned what a left handed arm in the rotation. McAllister, and even Brackman may be well suited for that role down the line.

  91. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Laura, is your name a LOST reference, bc if it is, you rule.

  92. carl May 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    lol and Mike and Heyman on Ortiz.

  93. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    “Casey Fossum is tearing up the minors for the Yanks so far too – almost a K per inning and a 1.72 ERA.”

    I still can’t believe we signed this guy. We used to have him for breakfast when he was with TB.

  94. Noreaster May 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Nice to see the roll, ’bout time. Things coming together in the lineup and the starters. Wait till Jorge gets back, then we should really rock the house.

  95. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    “Laura, is your name a LOST reference, bc if it is, you rule.”

    Then I rule. Yes, I’m a huge LOST fan. These next 8 months are going to be torture. Good thing I’ve got the Yankees to ease the pain….or add to it. I’ll know more in October. :P

  96. Yankee48 May 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I wish people would stop saying “Tex Message from Texiera”. It’s cheesy and a really stupid pun. Come up with something more creative already. (Sorry, this is more directed at John Sterling, but since it was said in the post, I had to say it)

  97. Sandy May 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    One theory on Cervelli’s good batting so far in the majors is that he can hit fastballs that are over the plate…I guess in AA ball not much is over the plate? Test will come when they stop giving him so many fastballs.

    Last night he also laid down two successful sac bunts after getting two hits. Yea, maybe the hitting wont last but I’d sure hate for the Yanks to let a great young catcher go with Posada getting up there in age and on the DL so much.

  98. chase May 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES!

  99. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “Then I rule. Yes, I’m a huge LOST fan. These next 8 months are going to be torture. Good thing I’ve got the Yankees to ease the pain….or add to it. I’ll know more in October.”

    The season finale totally rekindled my love affair with that show. Id drop more insight on you but I know how sensitive other Losties may be to unwanted spoilers

  100. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “I wish people would stop saying “Tex Message from Texiera”. It’s cheesy and a really stupid pun. Come up with something more creative already. (Sorry, this is more directed at John Sterling, but since it was said in the post, I had to say it)”

    As corny as he is, I will forever defend John Sterling as his calls anchored my childhood, growing up in the early ’90s as a Yankee fan.

  101. wood is good May 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Uhh, CC’s first start was against the INDIANS, not the Orioles.

  102. gayle May 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Mike F talking about earning your celebrity on the field and how that has changed in sports.Mike take a look that has happened in life you can be a celebrity for not doing anything in any profession these days.

  103. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “The season finale totally rekindled my love affair with that show. Id drop more insight on you but I know how sensitive other Losties may be to unwanted spoilers”

    Nick in SF and I were in here the other day talking about it and yes, there were some people who had the show spoiled for them. Since then, I try to keep LOST talk to a minimum. But yes, the show totally kicks butt. The turning point for the show was when ABC gave them a final end date. Since then, the writing has been off the charts good. It gave them the direction that they needed.

  104. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I think Edwar should be BRITTONED out of here.

    Nick,
    Saw the finalle. How does someone fall 500 feet and survive? Its getting faker(if thats a word)by each episode. I like the more REAL/believable shows like Heroes and Supernatural. Those shows you can believe in.

  105. AD May 19th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    “when Veras’ is on he’s NASTY.”

    So would you be referring to his 6.61 ERA or his 15 Walks in 16 innings?

  106. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Laura: I forget whether we made it official or not. Do we have a bet about Miles for a pack (not a case!) of Moose Bars? Provided they’re still available by January 2010. If not, any other suggestions?

  107. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    “Nick in SF and I were in here the other day talking about it and yes, there were some people who had the show spoiled for them. Since then, I try to keep LOST talk to a minimum. But yes, the show totally kicks butt. The turning point for the show was when ABC gave them a final end date. Since then, the writing has been off the charts good. It gave them the direction that they needed.”

    Season 2 was still the ultimate for me. I was a little disappointed with the sci-fi direction its taken, but the season finale that aired last week was IMHO the best episode I’ve seen on the show and I want to know what happens next immediately. As you aptly put earlier, at least I have the Bombers until July :)

  108. swish knicker May 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    CC’s first home start was against the Indians. First start of the season was against the O’s.

  109. 86w183 May 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    The Yanks have a couple of journeyman types in Scranton in PJ Pilittere and Chris Stewart. I would think one of them gets released and Cervelli goes to Scranton if/when both Posada and Molina are healthy.

    I can’t imagine sending anyone other than Adwar down when they activtate Bruney. He’s the only one with options remaining and there’s no reason to give up on Veras’ talent… yet.

    Berroa should go, too, but not for another pitcher he should be replaced by John Rodriguez.

  110. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “I like the more REAL/believable shows like Heroes and Supernatural. Those shows you can believe in.”

    LMAO!!!

  111. pat May 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Jeter 24 Hour Fitness had the ribbon cutting today in the CitiCorp building in midtown.

    You can get a free 7 day pass on the website if you’re interested.

    http://www.24hourfitness.com/F.....clubid=728

  112. Rockks May 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I see nothing wrong with the Mark Sanchez “pics”.

    What do people want him to do? Just sit around in his house all day until training camp starts?

    They’re acting like he is taking time out of preparing for the season or not showing up to practices and doing this photo shoot instead. Let the guy do what he wants in his free time.

  113. Stultus Magnus (Storm the Moat) May 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    “Casey Fossum is tearing up the minors for the Yanks so far too – almost a K per inning and a 1.72 ERA.”

    It might be fun to see him in relief in a blowout game, or perhaps if I make a trip to Scranton.

    Who doesn’t love “The Fossum Flop”? His version of the Eephus pitch, a lazy looping pitch that tops at 55mph.

  114. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    “Laura: I forget whether we made it official or not. Do we have a bet about Miles for a pack (not a case!) of Moose Bars? Provided they’re still available by January 2010. If not, any other suggestions?”

    Yes, we are on. If the Moose bars are not available, we can do something else. Maybe some Yankee stuff (i.e. t-shirt, cap, etc).

  115. YankeeRay May 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Yankee48
    May 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm
    I wish people would stop saying “Tex Message from Texiera”. It’s cheesy and a really stupid pun. Come up with something more creative already. (Sorry, this is more directed at John Sterling, but since it was said in the post, I had to say it)

    —-

    This was my prediction after we signed him as his call on Tex HR’s. It’s better than “your on the Mark Texeira” IMO.

  116. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    GB7,
    Good afternoon my OLD friend. Hope everything is going well. Thanks for answering the pen question. Heres another one for you. I noticed that this team has had quite a few comebacks this year. I would venture to guess 14 of the 21 in that fassion. Do you know what the record for most comebacks in a season is and if it was our team a couple years back?

  117. Low St May 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    lol Francessa killing Mark Sanchez

  118. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    “Season 2 was still the ultimate for me. I was a little disappointed with the sci-fi direction its taken, but the season finale that aired last week was IMHO the best episode I’ve seen on the show”

    Dude, I think you are forgetting about the Season 3 finale. “Kate, we have to go back”. I’m sorry, but nothing tops that episode. That was the game changer right there. Even though I saw it coming (I recognized the cell phone to be too new), it still blew my mind.

  119. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    “So would you be referring to his 6.61 ERA or his 15 Walks in 16 innings?”

    I’m referring to him being nasty “when he’s on” (see Apr 22 game against Oakland). There’s no argument you can make that could convince me that the guy doesn’t have filthy stuff. Thats not to say that he’s dependable, because he’s not. Im just saying with some consistency, some coaching and some confidence he could be a difference maker. It’s dismissive to show his bloated ERA and site that he’s worthless.

  120. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    “So would you be referring to his 6.61 ERA or his 15 Walks in 16 innings?”

    I’m referring to him being nasty “when he’s on” (see Apr 22 game against Oakland). There’s no argument you can make that could convince me that the guy doesn’t have filthy stuff. Thats not to say that he’s dependable, because he’s not. Im just saying with some consistency, some coaching and some confidence he could be a difference maker. It’s dismissive to show his bloated ERA and site that he’s worthless.

  121. Vince May 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Toronto taking 2 of 3 from the Boston Socks would be helpful to the Yankee cause.

  122. 86w183 May 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    How about TEX MARKS the spot!

  123. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    “Dude, I think you are forgetting about the Season 3 finale. “Kate, we have to go back”. I’m sorry, but nothing tops that episode. That was the game changer right there. Even though I saw it coming (I recognized the cell phone to be too new), it still blew my mind.”

    Greatest show ever. I want to live on the island.

  124. m May 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    What do these pix look like?

    Colin Cowherd was going off. Saying that kind of stuff’s okay in LA, but it won’t fly on the east coast. Something about doing these photo shoots before he’s even played a down in the NFL.

  125. no.27 May 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “I would make a comment, but no.27 might come after me for making a judgment about a player after only seeing him for only a short period of time. :P

    haha. People have the right to their opinions. If someone thinks Cervelli is a significant upgrade over Molina as a backup catcher and that it’s worth basically taking a 2nd year of development from a 23 year year old catcher who has something like 40 career games above A-ball.

    My opinion is that Molina is still the great backup catcher that he was to start the season. Even if it turned out that Cervelli could sustain some sort of production better than Molina, it’s not worth having a young player only play 2 days at most a week when he’s only had like 40 games in his career over A ball. He lost a year of development last year and needs at bats to work on his swing.

    Then again, you know what they say about opinions…

  126. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    m,

    They are in today’s NY Post. You can see them online.

  127. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    “I was a little disappointed with the sci-fi direction its taken”

    I agree. My favorite season was when the HOBBITT, yes Pedroia look alike, drowns in the submarine. That season was of the charts/chain/for sheezy/shizzle(you get my point).

  128. gayle May 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Getting ahead of myself but Looks like some really good matchups for this weekend:

    Fri. Brett Myers vs AJ
    Sat AJ Happ vs Andy
    Sun Cole Hamels vs CC

  129. Jon Ringland May 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “I agree. My favorite season was when the HOBBITT, yes Pedroia look alike, drowns in the submarine. That season was of the charts/chain/for sheezy/shizzle(you get my point).”

    Oh Charlie. Did you know he dated Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen) in real life? SO jealous.

  130. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    “My opinion is that Molina is still the great backup catcher that he was to start the season. Even if it turned out that Cervelli could sustain some sort of production better than Molina, it’s not worth having a young player only play 2 days at most a week when he’s only had like 40 games in his career over A ball. He lost a year of development last year and needs at bats to work on his swing.”

    I agree completely, no.27. Look at that, we agree on something. I’m feeling a chill in the air and it’s coming from down below. :P

  131. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    >These next 8 months are going to be torture.

    Well, at least we’ve got comic-con in July.

    Darlton never disappoints at comic-con.

    *Never*.

  132. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    “Oh Charlie. Did you know he dated Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen) in real life? SO jealous.”

    I thought that was a weird pairing. Not surprised it didn’t work out.

  133. Dave D. May 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    The Phillies took Chan Ho Park out of the rotation?

  134. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Oh Charlie. Did you know he dated Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen) in real life? SO jealous.

    ————-

    You gotta be freakin kidding me!! I guess size doesnt matter to some. Must have been a huge LOTR fan. Hey, i wonder if Pedroia can do a cameo. Maybe Charlies brother/cousin. Hell with all this time traveling, he can be Charlie in the future(lost hair helps).

  135. AD May 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Jon Ringland,

    I respect your point, but Veras is 28 in Dominican years. He is past the point of coaching and positive reinforcement, for development purposes what good is he if he is going come in and walk 1 guy an inning when we need outs to bridge to the eighth?

  136. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “Well, at least we’ve got comic-con in July. Darlton never disappoints at comic-con. Never.”

    I’m disappointed because I don’t have tickets!!

  137. gayle May 19th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Dave

    Yes announced they moved him to the bullpen and Happ to the starting rotation

  138. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “How does someone fall 500 feet and survive?”

    Well, I think she had her air bags deployed?

    http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_PaPd.....0-h/13.jpg

    Note: if you look at that picture long enough, you see that she’s holding a gun!

  139. Matt May 19th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Myers vs. Burnett is going to be very interesting. Two emotional power pitchers with mediocre control on the mound. Both have had uneven seasons thus far but can shut down a lineup at any given time.

    Pettitte vs. Happ/Park – I expect a lot of offense in this game

    Hamels/Sabathia – Should be very fun, two legit aces.

  140. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    What gun? I cant see it.
    Did you know she was the mother in frequency? I didnt even recognize her with the blonds hair. Does she fall into the category of BUTTERFACE?

  141. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    “he’ll need much more time to earn enough praise that they’d be willing to dump Molina.”

    Molina is a free agent end of this year.
    They may opt not to re-sign him.

  142. stuart May 19th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Molina should not be resigned this offseason.

    say what you want but molina is out of shape, this is what he does for a living. i am sure him being 30 pounds overweight does not help him on the injury front…

    cervelli is an option for next season as the backup, he is 23 has some upside….

    what is the pitching move??

    edwar and veras are both 28 btw…

  143. m May 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Fran,

    Thanks. Once you get past the shock of how suggestive the photos are, they’re okay. Another thing, unless he got his moles removed, those photos are obviously touched up.

    This is probably the only time he can do photos like this. Once he’s in the league, he’s going to be too busy trying to get back up after being knocked on his butt to do this kind of stuff.

    I think what the talking heads are saying is, only if you’re Tom Brady can you do this kind of stuff. The problem with that argument if if more guys looked like Tom Brady, they would do this kind of stuff.

    These guys are kind of clueless. Can they seriously not separate on the field and off the field? Does this weaken Sanchez’s credibility? The only thing that matters, is if Sanchez can be a leader in the clubhouse and on the field. Anything else is just white noise.

  144. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    S.o.S.: No, that is too harsh. I have seen her called Duck Face.

    http://www.vipwallpaper.com/da.....lpaper.jpg

  145. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?)
    May 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    GB7,
    Good afternoon my OLD friend. Hope everything is going well. Thanks for answering the pen question. Heres another one for you. I noticed that this team has had quite a few comebacks this year. I would venture to guess 14 of the 21 in that fassion. Do you know what the record for most comebacks in a season is and if it was our team a couple years back?

    ————————————————————

    Afternoon, S.o.S. Yeah, I’m doing fine on this side of the country. Thanks for the thoughts. It’s an interesting thought/question about comebacks, and, I really don’t have an idea about the “record” for comebacks. I would think that maybe one of the Yankee teams, Seattle or maybe the ’69 Mets.

    Another interesting thought is on one run wins. A few years back, the White Sox had 40 one run wins. The next year, they had 35 one win losses. For those two years, I checked on such games, and, if I remember, 25 of the teams reversed their luck in one run games the following year, good or bad (luck). I check some of the other teams in other years, and it seems to by cyclical. And most teams had basically the same players on the team. I’d like to find out about the come from behind wins of teams, year to year, too. Just to see if that holds up, too.

  146. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    edwar and veras are both 28 btw…

    ————-

    Are they really closer to 36 though when counting every year as a birthday?

  147. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Correction: The next year, they had 35 one ***run*** losses

  148. Mike O. May 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Is there any chance Pete could limit the amount of characters per comment so we can cut
    Back on all the “fans” that feel the need to post redundent, longwinded, pointless and unoriginal analysis?

  149. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “Did you know she was the mother in frequency?”

    She also played Angelina Jolie’s girlfriend in that TV movie Gia and was Dr. Weaver’s girlfriend on ER. She’s apparently moved on to playing women who like men now. LOL!

  150. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    this isn’t twitter or facebook – ignore what you don’t want to read

  151. m May 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Fran,

    Thanks. Just wrote a lengthy reply that’s stuck in the filter. (Sam, can you unleash it?) Basically said not a big deal. If other guys looked like Tom Brady and Mark Sanchez, they’d be doing the same thing. As long as they can command the locker room and lead on the field, not a biggie.

  152. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    What is taking so long to find out who is gone?

  153. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Nick,
    Your right. Much better than that Terminator chick. BTW, the picture with her in black hair is from frequency.

    Wasnt aware she was in Gia. Have to watch it again.

  154. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    For LOST fans, some minor spoilers on a character for next season:

    http://tinyurl.com/q5rtop

  155. m May 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    jennifer,

    Let’s do a pool.

    I say Aceves.

  156. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Kay says the pieing is “not the Yankee way”. :lol:

    Okay Michael whatever you say.

  157. vin May 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    ““Laura: I forget whether we made it official or not. Do we have a bet about Miles for a pack (not a case!) of Moose Bars? Provided they’re still available by January 2010. If not, any other suggestions?””

    What’s this Miles bet I’m reading about?

    I say give the show 24 hours after airing before discussing. That seems to be pretty standard practice nowadays.

    I actually need to re-watch the finale – we had friends over, and they brought their baby… so between keeping track of their kid and my very needy dog it was WAY too many distractions. I missed out on a lot of little things, and I found myself constantly asking – “why’d he do that?” “what did he say?”

  158. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    m- I think it will be Veras.

  159. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Kay talking about pie-gate

    “It’s not the Yankee way” :roll:

  160. vin May 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “jennifer,

    Let’s do a pool.

    I say Aceves.

    I’m voting for Edwar.

  161. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Kay says the pieing is “not the Yankee way”. :lol:

    Okay Michael whatever you say.
    ************

    Someone ask Michael if they uptight button down way of the Yankees has worked for the last 8 years.

  162. stuart May 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    michael kay is an idiot..

    the pie in the face yes it is childish but it is after the fact and not an issue.the other team does not see the celebration and who really cares….

    who gives a crap.. the yankee way….what does that mean..

  163. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I will vote for any of the two 36 year olds.

  164. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?)
    May 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    Oh Charlie. Did you know he dated Evangeline Lilly (Kate Austen) in real life? SO jealous.
    ——————-

    You gotta be freakin kidding me!! I guess size doesnt matter to some. Must have been a huge LOTR fan. Hey, i wonder if Pedroia can do a cameo. Maybe Charlies brother/cousin. Hell with all this time traveling, he can be Charlie in the future(lost hair helps).

    ————————————————————

    The are doing a motion picture remake of Fantasy Island. Mr. Rourke is played by Derek Jeter and, yes, Dustin Pedroia plays Tattoo. Part of the story line revolves around an Island guest played by Alex Rodriguez beating Tattoo into a senseless puddle.

  165. Joe Monte May 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    I’m getting tired of these people saying you can’t pie Jeter in the face…how dumb are these people

  166. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Kay needs to shut up. I don’t give a damn if the “old guard” doesn’t like it.
    As far as “act like you’ve been there before” with the exception of a handful of guys, no one on this team has “been there before”.
    Acting like robots is the Yankee way for some folks. :rolls:

  167. Matt May 19th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Kay brings up an interesting point… would Burnett do that to Jeter or Posada?

  168. Silky Johnston May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Has Kay mentioned that Rivera was the one who made sure Burnett pied Damon after the 3rd walk-off. Isn’t Rivera part of the Yankee way and the “old guard”

  169. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    m,

    I don’t think the pictures were that bad either.

    As for the pitcher pool, I say Tomko. Not that I want him to go, but The Yanks seem to protect Edwar and Veras.

  170. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Trevor

    Mo egged AJ on the other day. Told him don’t mess with Karma and get it ready.

  171. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    So a pie in the face reduces the yankee brand? :roll:

  172. All Star May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    George has created a monster with this “Yankee Way” BS. Acting like we are so much better than the rest of baseball and should be held to a different standard.

    Our arrogance is catching up to us now.

  173. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Well, if Rivera says it’s O.K. to pie people, it’s the “Yankee way”.

  174. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Kay’s just mad because no one’s ever made pie big enough to cover his face.

  175. Bass May 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Jeter won’t say a word, he isin’t that type of guy

    Posada is a different story. Don’t think AJ would even attempt it.

  176. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    S.A.–Let’s get ready to rumble!
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Kay talking about pie-gate

    “It’s not the Yankee way”

    ————————————————————

    Kay just hates to see food wasted.

  177. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I was talking about the “old guard” as in Wells Cone and O’Neill who said they don’t like the pieing.

  178. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    The are doing a motion picture remake of Fantasy Island. Mr. Rourke is played by Derek Jeter and, yes, Dustin Pedroia plays Tattoo. Part of the story line revolves around an Island guest played by Alex Rodriguez beating Tattoo into a senseless puddle.

    —————-

    LMAO. That was CLASSIC gb.

    I wish they have 74-80 more regular season pie in the face incidents and 12 playoff pies as well.

  179. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Matt May 19th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Kay brings up an interesting point… would Burnett do that to Jeter or Posada?

    ====================================

    I think AJ would. :lol:

    My DVR needs to be ready for that

  180. Joe Monte May 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Kay, what a jackass.

  181. MikeEff May 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    francessa–”if you could get wang back and put jobber in the pen…..”

  182. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Obviously, Michael Kay was not a fan of Soupy sales.

  183. Silky Johnston May 19th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    And Kay was in the booth the other day when Cone and Wells were implying that they got so blackout drunk for the couple days after Wells’ perfect game that people needed to remind them what happened. Is pitching hungover the Yankee way? I mean its ridiculous. What does the “Yankee way” even mean? To me, it means winning. If the Yankees are winning, the players can do whatever the eff they want as far as I’m concerned

  184. gayle May 19th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Actually Kay is just looking to fill up 4 hours in the day. Stupidest argument ever, The Yankee Way that goes right along with being a True Yankee

  185. Joe I May 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “Has Kay mentioned that Rivera was the one who made sure Burnett pied Damon after the 3rd walk-off. Isn’t Rivera part of the Yankee way and the “old guard””

    Never let the facts get in the way of a mindless talk show point to allow the minions to whine and complain about something that has no bearing on whether the team will win the world series or not.

  186. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Vin: Laura says that Miles was killed in the event that concluded the episode. I say that he will be back with the rest of them or in some other non-dead circumstance.

  187. m May 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Isn’t the “Yankee” way the winning way?

  188. dan aka god May 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    kay doesnt really believe it. fact that he would talk about it is dumb. fact that people would debate it is dumber….

  189. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    S.A.–Let’s get ready to rumble!
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    So a pie in the face reduces the yankee brand?

    ———————————————————–

    UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…..Yankee Pie….In 10 delicious flavors….Yankee Apple, Yankee Cherry, Yankee Peach, Yankee Blueberry…

    and, just for Michael Kay, Yankee Prune, for those that are full of themselves.

  190. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Trevor
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    Kay needs to shut up. I don’t give a damn if the “old guard” doesn’t like it.
    As far as “act like you’ve been there before” with the exception of a handful of guys, no one on this team has “been there before”.
    Acting like robots is the Yankee way for some folks. :rolls:
    =====

    Let’s not indict the so-called Old Guard based on Kay’s assumption.
    Mo is a key part of the Old Guard and was all for it.
    Further, the image of Jeter and Posada as flinty corporate types is a crock. Jorge is emotionally volatile, that doesn’t mean he’s a bore. Jeter, when the camera catches him off guard, can be truly silly.

    Most of all, the Old Guard wants to win. Michael Kay can take his wannabe assumptions and shove them.

    Off the NYS. The place is growing on me – a little.

  191. Dave D. May 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Didn’t Johnny Gomes say that what Shelly Duncan did is not the “Yankee Way”?

  192. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Off to (need an edit button on this thing)

  193. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    The pie in the face will never be the “Yankee Way” until they find a way to market it for a profit.

    Bronx Cream Pie:

    Why should your little leaguer have to get “pied in the face” with an ordinary pie?

    Buy NY Yankee official Bronx Cream Pie and have your kid be the envy of the team!

    (Now available in Swisher Strawberry and Coconut Cano)

  194. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I loved the show V when i was a kid. I had no idea they were bringing it back. I cant wait!! I might have to slot it with Supernatural and Heroes as show that are believable. Everyone knows aliens exist. Who knows one of us might be.

  195. Donnie May 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “dumb question…
    what does ‘back to back and *belly to belly*’ mean??”

    Not such a dumb question. I always thought it was a really pretty gross description. Stupid even.”

    I’m a little late to the party, but it actually isn’t so gross. It’s from an old reggaeton/calypso/covered-by-The Kingston Trio song called “Zombie Jamboree”. It was about a party of zombies in a New York cemetary. The chorus of the song goes, “Back to back, belly to belly, I don’t give a damn cause I’m stone dead already”. It’s actually a really catchy song. Rockapella (the guys who did the theme song for the kids game show “Where in the World Is Carmen San Diego” back in the mid-90s) also have a version.

    Don’t ask me why I know these things. I have no friggin’ idea, either.

  196. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    S.A.—Let’s get ready to rumble!
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    So a pie in the face reduces the yankee brand?
    —————————————————————————————-

    UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…..Yankee Pie….In 10 delicious flavors….Yankee Apple, Yankee Cherry, Yankee Peach, Yankee Blueberry…

    and, just for Michael Kay, Yankee Prune, for those that are full of themselves.

    ===================================

    LOL :lol:

    I would like some yankee apple pie

    (watch the yankees will start selling pies now)

  197. stuart May 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    now Wells will blather about steroids. the guy who screwed the yanks in the marlins series by not informing management before hand of his bad back.

    he is trying to rationalize his lack of being in shape and doing his steroids blather.

    how is brady anderson doing?

  198. DELL May 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Kay and the commentators are such frauds

    If you don’t like it, say it on the YES broadcast right then and there.

  199. Rachel May 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Girardi and Cashman should work for the secret service. Like it really matters if they tell the media which pitcher is going down now or in an hour.

  200. Donnie May 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Bah. After doing a “find in page” search, I am not the only person with comepltely useless knowledge of old calypso music. At least I feel a little better about that now.

  201. dan aka god May 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Dell dont be an idiot. they put a muzzle on kay. he gets in trouble for saying how he really feels on the broadcast.

  202. West side May 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    For those who wonder how Francessa gets such good ratings… listen to the guy opposing him in the time slot to find out why.

  203. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Aliens among us? Are they positive aliens or negative aliens?

  204. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    May 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    S.A.—Let’s get ready to rumble!
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm
    So a pie in the face reduces the yankee brand?
    —————————————————————————————-

    UMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM…..Yankee Pie….In 10 delicious flavors….Yankee Apple, Yankee Cherry, Yankee Peach, Yankee Blueberry…

    and, just for Michael Kay, Yankee Prune, for those that are full of themselves.

    ===============================

    LOL

    I would like some yankee apple pie

    (watch the yankees will start selling pies now)

    ————————————————————

    Maybe we can get a cut of the profits. Fire off an e-mail, innmediately. I’d send one, but, they have me blocked out. Too many suggestions, I suppose.

  205. dan aka god May 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    actaully west side michael kays ratings are closing in on francescas

  206. dan aka god May 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    michael kay yankees announcer = bad
    michael kay radio host = best in the biz

  207. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    >I’m disappointed because I don’t have tickets!!

    There’s always those that are cool enough to capture footage and upload it to Youtube.

    Their panels are always awesome. Great group of people.

    And since this is the final season it’s going to be the biggest panel this year guest-wise and hype-wise. No doubt about it. I’m expecting big things.

  208. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    (watch the yankees will start selling pies now)

    ——————–

    I think that is a brilliant way to raise the attendence and bring a new tradition to the new stadium. Afer every win have a pie fight in the stands. Some have free tacos. We have free pies in face. Id pay to be part of that.

  209. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Tell him Boomer

  210. Lance May 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    YES is using the pie moments in their previews already, FYI.

    So obviously the highups have no problem with it.

  211. S.A.--Let's get ready to rumble! May 19th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    We are Bold and Beautiful right now

  212. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Hey is bold again.

    I thouht Wednesday was bold day?

  213. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Are creatures from outerspace that land in the USA considered alien aliens?

  214. Wave Your Hat May 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “He also wouldn’t rule out Posada rejoining the team at some point on the upcoming road trip, though Texas – where the Yankees go on Monday – is a tough place to return because of the heat.”

    Posada back on or before June 2nd? Huge news if it turns out to be so.

  215. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Aliens among us? Are they positive aliens or negative aliens?

    —————–

    I think its in the eye of the beholder. Some think the people who come in while we’re losing or lose are the negative ones. Some call them trolls others would call them flat out aliens. Who knows?

  216. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?)
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    (watch the yankees will start selling pies now)
    ——————————
    I think that is a brilliant way to raise the attendence and bring a new tradition to the new stadium. Afer every win have a pie fight in the stands. Some have free tacos. We have free pies in face. Id pay to be part of that.

    ————————————————————

    Have a drawing to see who gets to pie The Bum Of The Game?

  217. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    What’s with the dark lettering?

  218. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    what does ‘back to back and *belly to belly*’ mean??”

    It’s from an old reggaeton/calypso/covered-by-The Kingston Trio song called “Zombie Jamboree”. It was about a party of zombies in a New York cemetary.”

    ————————————————————

    So it’s about the 2008 Yankees ?

  219. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    dan aka god
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm
    michael kay yankees announcer = bad
    michael kay radio host = best in the biz
    =========================

    Context is everything. He’s actually listenable on radio. He’s simply AWFUL on Yankee broadcasts. Good call.

  220. AD May 19th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Is BP over yet?

  221. Striker May 19th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    How dare Kay give his opinion!!!

  222. TIME FOR #27 May 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    CC MAKE IT 7 IN A ROW!!! Toronto always does well against boston so i dont think we make something out of it.

  223. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “And since this is the final season it’s going to be the biggest panel this year guest-wise and hype-wise. No doubt about it. I’m expecting big things.”

    I hope you are right.

    As an aside, for you Heroes fans out there, NBC just announced their Fall schedule and Heroes is coming back for only half a season. That should translate to 13 episodes. It’s also moving up an hour and will be on Mondays at 8pm EST (essentially taking Chuck’s spot).

  224. m May 19th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    They need to do this survivor style. Have their teammates vote them out of the Bronx.

  225. Walter May 19th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Sam – I’d suggest you just ask around the bullpen to see who went down. The players will probably know. Clearly, Girardi isin’t going to give you anything.

  226. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    dan aka god
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm
    Dell dont be an idiot. they put a muzzle on kay. he gets in trouble for saying how he really feels on the broadcast.
    ================
    From a physics perspective, putting a muzzle on Michael Kay would be impossible.

    But it’s true that his piercing shrillness – so unbearable on broadcasts – takes on a kind of cozy pathos on radio.

  227. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    That should translate to 13 episodes.

    ———————

    Can that translate to the final 13 episode of the show?

  228. Yankee48 May 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    86w183

    How about TEX MARKS the spot!

    ————————————————

    I dig it. It’s alot better. Say it fast enough though, and it could apply to Nady too.

  229. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    ARGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!
    GRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR!!!!!!

    Those bums in Trenton are throwing Garcia tomorrow, same night Hughes is pitching!

    Cruel bastards.

    Good to see Xtian getting a start, even though timing is awful.

  230. Yankee48 May 19th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    m
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:39 pm
    They need to do this survivor style. Have their teammates vote them out of the Bronx.

    ——————————————-

    Terrific idea, too bad they couldn’t go that route last season, Farnsworth wouldn’t have even pitched more than two innings.

  231. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I just turned off Michael Kay – he dislikes the pie thing, lol, because he thinks the Yankees should “act like they’ve been there before”. I’m soooooooo sick of that stupid line. Why SHOULD they? It would bother me if they were going around with their chests puffed out, proclaiming how great they were………..when they haven’t won anything in years. That is not what this team is doing (nor any team that does the pie thing). They are simply having fun with a GAME, which is what baseball is. What about when players give each other hot feet and put bubbles on someone else’s caps? That’s not allowed? These men are acting like little boys and it’s wonderful to see. I really detest stuffed shirts – again, I shut Kay off because I couldn’t deal with his attitude (or his cohort, LaGreca’s).

    Raise your hand if you think that Kay’s comment about Coney and O’Neill not liking the pie routine was really Kay saying that HE doesn’t like the it?

  232. Heyman May 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    BREAKING: One of the Yankees’ relievers got sent to the minors.

  233. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Lost announced an extra episode consisting of Cuse and Lindelof reading a list of answers to things they never got around to on the show itself. It should be riveting.

  234. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    1. Have you made a move for Bruney yet? (They plan to make one after batting practice.)
    2. Do you have a plan for Wang yet? (“There probably won’t be a decision today,” Girardi said.)
    3. What will happen with your rotation – read: Hughes – when Wang is ready? (“We’ll cross that bridge when we come to it,” Girardi said.)
    4. Do you think A-Rod’s return has been a big part of the team’s surge? (“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Girardi said.)

    —————-

    Sam,
    You should do the blink once for yes twice for no. We tried it on bobcat”is Santana coming to the Yanks?”. It didnt work but you will probably get farther than those 4 responses.

  235. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    You know what? The pie-ing is totally harmless. As someone said, it occurs after the game, so it does not show anyone up – it celebrates an accomplishment and it is one of those things that guys will look forward to becoming a part of – “hey – I want a pie in the face, too!”

    So, Paul O’Neil slamming his bat into the water cooler is the Yankee way? I think Darryl Strawberry would have been totally cool with this!

    Seriously.

    This is a new generation of Yankees, like it or not. There are only, what, 4 guys left from the WS-winning teams? And only a couple more left from 2003, the last time they were in the WS?

    As long as what happens is not malicious, and as long as the other people on the team are going with it, why not?

    The Yankee way is to win. Period.

    Pie in the face does not imply that you “haven’t been there before.” In fact, AJ has a ring, does he not? It’s comraderie.

    And frankly, the last few years the Yankees have been so uptight it was uncomfortable, Jason Giambi notwithstanding. There needs to be a pressure-release valve. And whether it’s pie in the face or passing around a toy wrestling belt, I think it’s pretty cool. It solidifies a TEAM. It’s actually competitive, even, in a way, and the Yankee way is nothing if not competitive.

  236. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Terrific idea, too bad they couldn’t go that route last season, Farnsworth wouldn’t have even pitched more than two innings.

    ————-

    I would think the opposite. With Farns being the bully that he is. He’d probably still be in pinstripes.

  237. Walter May 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I highly doubt Kay would make up the part about Cone or O’Neil not liking it. He works with those guys everyday, why would he make up lies about them?

  238. Giuseppe Franco May 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Maybe Michael Kay doesn’t understand this but it IS the “Yankee Way” if Jeter, Mo, Posada, and Girardi don’t have a problem with the whole charade.

    They were charter members of those dynasty teams as well.

  239. John C. May 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I disagree with it, but Kay has every right to speak his opinion. That’s all it is, an opinion. Some of you guys are taking this stuff wayyyy too seriously.

  240. RC 16 May 19th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Just win games. That is the common goal for all Yankee fans and players alike. Everything else is debatable.

    People are allowed to feel different ways about things.

  241. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    If Garcia can just get it together health-wise, we get to add a lethal arm THIS YEAR. If he can build his arm up, we get a stud in BP for stretch run. Let it be so.

    Time to fight the traffic.

  242. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    The “Yankee Way”? The Yankees have a long list of practical jokers on their teams. starting with Ruth, Lefty Gomez, Mantle, Martin, Ford, Martin, Linz, Lyle….and on and on.

  243. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    The fact is – how do you act like you’re #1, when you haven’t really been #1 in 9 years? Isn’t that just a little obnoxious?????

  244. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I won’t be surprised if there is trade in the works for eihter Veras or Ramirez. They have been pretty open lately so this sound little odd they are are not saying any thing on who will be off 25.

  245. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    John C.
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    I disagree with it, but Kay has every right to speak his opinion. That’s all it is, an opinion. Some of you guys are taking this stuff wayyyy too seriously.
    =====
    Isn’t Kay taking it too seriously? Who cares what he thinks about it?

  246. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Doreen: Who the hell is complaining about the pies?

    They should get out of sports all together.

  247. m May 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Walter,

    We know they said it. The person was trying to make the point that Kay doesn’t have the guts to come out and say, “I don’t like it”. He’s deferring to Cone and Wells. Whose opinions you have to respect.

    But this team is so oppressed IMO with the pressures of trying to live up to the glory years of Cone and Wells, who cares? As long as they feel good about themselves and never stop fighting back on the field.

    Cone and Wells would’ve loved it if they got pied after their perfect games and other big wins.

    Kay? He just might have a stick where it doesn’t belong.

  248. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    “Can that translate to the final 13 episode of the show?”

    Hey, Heroes was making a comeback. That being said, I’d be surprised if NBC didn’t tell Kring to wrap it up with this season.

  249. Harry May 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I’m sure some of the players in the clubhouse think it is a little tacky and amateurish to pie guys. But I doubt any of them feel too strongly about it either way.

  250. Joe I May 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    “I won’t be surprised if there is trade in the works for eihter Veras or Ramirez. They have been pretty open lately so this sound little odd they are are not saying any thing on who will be off 25.”

    Maybe the Pirates want them. It seems they take every other pitcher the Yankees discard.

  251. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    This pie crap is getting ridiculous. First its Jobas fist pumps causing a stir. Now its pies in face. If they are going to nit pick everything the Yanks do. Might as well go to the extreme and pie the pitcher who gave up the homerun and have some ready for whoever jumps to the rescue. Team pie fight. Like “meet the parents” would say “Its just a game faulker”

  252. JoeyA May 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Wow Posada possible return by June 1. Thats decent news, for once.

    Glad to hear about Nady. It’s clear we’ll need all the versatility we can get.

    Welcome back Bruney, we’ve missed you.

    Let’s go Yanks!

  253. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Make that 8 years. Sorry. :oops:

  254. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Doreen, good point about the pie. By the way, thanks for the tip about the flaxseed earlier today. I have that problem with dry eyes and I had not heard that. I will give it a try.

  255. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    “I highly doubt Kay would make up the part about Cone or O’Neil not liking it. He works with those guys everyday, why would he make up lies about them?”

    Who cares if they like it or not? Last time I checked, they were retired.

    Look, they’ve been doing it the supposed Yankee way for the last 8 years. And what has that gotten us? Disappointment and heartbreak. There is a new culture in the clubhouse and I think the players and the manager are fine with it. In the end, that’s all that matters.

  256. JoeyA May 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Hey, is Pete allowed to come onto this thread and talk to us as a normal act of daily life not associated with work?

  257. Donnie May 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    On Heroes, by way of The Hollywood Reporter:

    “NBC will produce a fourth season of Heroes, as Heroes is one of NBC’s best performers in the 18-49 demographic, as well as having strong international appeal and viewership. The network plans a reduced order of 18-20 episodes.”

  258. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Francesa says he would take Youkilis over Teixeira because he likes his “grit”.
    Outside of that Youkilis is not even close as good as Teixeira. Especially if you look at career numbers.
    Mike’s fascination with the RS continue.

  259. Sal Z May 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    FIRE TROST AND LEVINE!

  260. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Maybe the Pirates want them. It seems they take every other pitcher the Yankees discard.

    ————

    Dont forget to add. And proceed to throw 7 scoreless innings in their first start.

  261. Ed - the new age of the Yankees is here May 19th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    “NBC will produce a fourth season of Heroes, as Heroes is one of NBC’s best performers in the 18-49 demographic, as well as having strong international appeal and viewership. The network plans a reduced order of 18-20 episodes.”

    boooooo….:evil:

  262. Brandon Pie "Because it's the thing to do in this stadium" May 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Nardi is in Trenton Garcia has an 80 pitch count, WDR starts today. Stay Tuned. :)

  263. Jacob X May 19th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Kay may be whiny once in a while, but you’ll never here him fawn over the Red Sox and put down Yankees players the way that Francessa does.

    If you didn’t know any better and you listened to Francessa for a week, no way you come away with it thinking he is a Yankee fan.

  264. Donnie May 19th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Apparently, I am the only person anywhere who thought Heroes season 3 was a GREAT rebound from the generally flat, most times boring season two. I actually really enjoyed season 3.

  265. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Aunt Becca -

    Well, apparently Michael Kay by way of Cone & O’Neil aren’t totally okay with the pie-ing. ::

    I just think it’s disingenuous. It’s really easy in hindsight to feel your team did everything the “right” way. But you can’t go back. That time has past. Those players are mostly gone. You move on. And if a little relaxation/team spirit is the order of the new day, and it doesn’t show up the other team, and it brings your teammates together, I say, what they hey!

    Sometimes you just gotta go with the flow, ya know?

  266. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Gardner over Swisher? No thanks……..

  267. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Donnie,
    I concur. Season 3 was better than 2. Still think 1 was best.

  268. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Fran,

    I use ground flax seed (about 1 TBS) mixed in with yogurt, and then 2 capsules of flax oil. You need about 4000 mg per day (2000 in the am 2000 in the pm) to make a difference.

    My doctor also said restasin (pharmaceutical) can help with dry eye, but the flax is just good for your body in a general way, while the restasin just works for tear production.

    Good luck.

  269. Fran (the original) and OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Thanks again Doreen.

  270. Mad Max May 19th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Nady’s value is if he replaces Swisher

    If he only comes back as part of a DH platoon, then he doesn’t really fit. Matsui hits lefties just fine, so when would he play?

  271. bodhisattva - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Brandon Pie “Because it’s the thing to do in this stadium”
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    Nardi is in Trenton Garcia has an 80 pitch count, WDR starts today. Stay Tuned.
    ====
    lol, nobody cares on this site but you and me. I am plenty bummed that Garcia pitching in Trenton same night as Hughes in Bronx. Now I have a tough decision to make. WDR is another guy I’m missing tonight, because CC pitching.

  272. Donnie May 19th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    As far as the pies go, it’s like this:

    Mariano egged AJ on the other day. He told AJ to prepare the pie, and slap it in to Johnny’s face.

    When Mariano is okay with it, you shut your pie-hole (pun entirely intended) and deal with it, because what Mo says goes. Period. When one of your team leaders is advocating something, you go with the flow. They’re winning games, for Christ’s sake. And it’s not like they invented this practice, either. Teams have been doing this for ages. Michael Kay is a moron. He didn’t garner the nickname “Uncle Stupid” in some places for nothing.

  273. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Anybody else more worried about the Rays than the Jays? Price hasnt made it up yet and they are starting to win again. I think the Jays are the O’s of a couple years back. First place to 15 games back in no time.

  274. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    I’ll get excited about Christian Garcia when he proves he can stay healthy.

  275. m May 19th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    How many pies have are we talking? 3? Who got them, and what did they get them for?

  276. Y26 May 19th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Very excited about Garcia too… but very wary because of the injuries

    I need to see it for an extended period of time, but his potential is sick

  277. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    S.o.S. -

    I kind of figured the Rays would start winning at some point. The Jays just make things even more “interesting” right now. Who knows if they can keep this up? Probably not, but all the Yankees have to worry about is winning themselves. You can’t control what other teams do, only what your own team does.

    It’s too early to really worry about anything.

    I am worried that the Orioles seem to do well against the Yankees, though. :)

  278. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    I don’t think the Jays are going to collapse that badly, but the Rays should improve. The Socks will probably make a move or two and improve as well. Trench warfare all the way.

  279. Dave D. May 19th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    They need to move Garcia to the pen. Tell him to air out the FB and that curve. He also threw some kind of sick split change in ST.

    He could help us this year if he was moved to the pen

  280. Donnie May 19th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    S.o.S.,

    I agree one was the best, because origin stories are generally ALWAYS the most fun stories to tell in comic books. Heroes was no exception. Plus, the character development HAD to be strong, because…well…the entire seaosn was, essentially, nothing but character development.

    I thought 2 took a huge step back, what with The Mexican Wonder Twins and all, and there were times that I only watched the show out of habit. Actually, that season is the reason I don’t both to record the show, and just catch it online now.

    That said…Season 3 was a big improvement, and did some really good things, and told a compelling story, especially the second half, where they went to the internment camp. I thought the last 4 or 5 episodes really knocked it out of the park, outside of small details (like Sylar being a shapeshifter, and now believing he’s actually Nathan), but overall, I’m interested to see where they go with things. I know season two was bad, but people nowadays act like the show was ALWAYS bad. The show’s batting 2-for-3 as far as I’m concerned.

  281. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Brandon Pie “Because it’s the thing to do in this stadium”
    May 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm
    Nardi is in Trenton Garcia has an 80 pitch count, WDR starts today. Stay Tuned.

    ————————————————————

    Scranton lost today, but, Jackson was 2-4 with a double and a run scored. Jackson and Linden were the only offense. Linden was 3-4 with an RBI double.

    Not sure what the deal was with Igawa. pitched 4 innings, and 72 pitched. 7 hits, 2 runs and 0 walks. Curious.

  282. 7*7 May 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    S.O.S.,

    Absolutley. Rays are for real too. They have won 4 in a row and we’re only 2 games ahead of them and they are red hot now.

    Ultimately they have the young pitching and hitters that you know will only get better. Toronto is doing this with guys who are veteran journeymen like Millar, Barajas, Scutero etc. Eventually, they are going to cool off.

    We need to stay hot to keep pace with these teams.

  283. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    So Yanks BP should be over by now. What the heck is the move?

  284. Scranton May 19th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Veras is on his way here. One of Salenas sources told me.

  285. Hit Man May 19th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Pettitte is the only starter to record a win at home this year

    CC’s 3 wins were all on the road
    Joba and AJ’s two each were won on the road
    Hughes one was AT Detroit

    Hopefully CC can change that tonight

  286. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    I thought 2 took a huge step back, what with The Mexican Wonder Twins and all
    ————

    I couldnt have worded it better myself. What was that all about?

    Im guessing Syler at one point or another remembers its him and comes on strong. Im predicting 3 for 4 and if its the final season then it will finish strong.

    Speaking of finale’s that sucked and i hope it doesnt comeback. What was up with 24? The first 2 season were one of the best shows i have ever seen. This season absolutely sucked. Jack is old. Jack isnt nimble. Jack needs to hang em up. It ended like the Sopranos. No answer to questions.

  287. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Is bodhi gone yet? I feel like talking about how soft Hughes is for a while.

  288. R-Tek May 19th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    NBA Draft lottery tonight

    Hope the Knicks get lucky for a change

  289. Ed - the new age of the Yankees is here May 19th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    whoa, is it me or the entire comments went bold?

  290. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Veras is on his way here. One of Salenas sources told me.

    ———

    I thought he was out of options?

  291. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Ed -

    They did go bold, but now it’s back to normal. :)

  292. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 19th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “Still no word on the move. The Yankees are taking their time on this one, apparently”

    interesting..with igawa coming out early today, one could only hope that he is being packaged along with veras edwar and someone else for a box of bats…damon breaks a lot of them

  293. BX 44 May 19th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    “UPDATE, 6:14 p.m.: Still no word on the move. The Yankees are taking their time on this one, apparently.”

    Is it that complicated to put Veras, Albaladejo, and Edwar’s name in a hat and pick one to get rid of?

  294. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    There is a vicious game of dominoes happening in the clubhouse to settle who the odd man out is.

  295. Ed - the new age of the Yankees is here May 19th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Doreen, ah okay. so it wasnt just me. :)

  296. Kevin in the 908 May 19th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Ralphie I would rather have a box of bats than Igawa, Edwar, and Veras anywhere in the Yankee organization.

  297. irony May 19th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    “Aliens among us? Are they positive aliens or negative aliens?”

    The only aliens I know are illegal :)

  298. Al from BK May 19th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Rock, paper, scissors between Veras and Edwar?

  299. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Maple preferably. More than likely pink ones for those players.

  300. stuart May 19th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    tampa may be young but sonnastine is not very good and neither is niemann. kazmir and garza can dominate but they are not exactly koufax and drysdale.. they have warts also and there pen is not what it was last year, and there closer is avg…..

  301. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    For the most part, the pie thing is getting GOOD attention ………Kay doesn’t like it and apparently Coney and O’Neill don’t either (but I don’t give a flying pie what they think), but really…….that’s about it. A fuss is being made over the pieing because we’re not used to seeing it from the Yankees…..Frankly, I think it’s a good thing. I’m getting a lot of joy in watching our heroes get a face full of whipped cream – isn’t that what baseball is about? How can you not have fun participating in that……or even just watching it?

  302. bru May 19th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    they will send tomko down imo.especially with acevez or pitching well.

  303. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Edwar *is* paper.

  304. Donnie May 19th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    “I thought 2 took a huge step back, what with The Mexican Wonder Twins and all——————
    I couldnt have worded it better myself. What was that all about?

    Im guessing Syler at one point or another remembers its him and comes on strong. Im predicting 3 for 4 and if its the final season then it will finish strong.”

    It was basically the writters falling in to what I like to call “The X3 Trap”. X-Men 3: The Final Stand was terrible because the people who made the damn thing were convinced that more mutants = better movie. So they’d throw out Jamie Madrox, and Juggarnaut, and Collosus, and a handful of others, and instead of developing the characters, they had them on screen for a grand total of 10 minutes, letting people say, “WHOA! LOOK! IT’S COLLOSUS!”, and then not doing anything else with them.

    Season 2 of Heroes saw the writters move away from Peter, Matt, Hiro, and the cast of people that made the show great, and try to bring in new characters like the Mexican kids, and Micah’s cousin. It didn’t work. At all. I give them credit for recognizing the fan outcry, though, and instead of stubbornly sticking to what they were trying to do, they abandoned it and did what the people were asking for. I think your notion is exactly right about Sylar, and it’s only a matter of time before he loses it, reverts, and kills anything that moves. It’s gonna be awesome.

    As for 24…I never got in to the show, to be honest, so I couldn’t tell you what was wrong this season.

  305. F7 TD May 19th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Really sad that Tony Kornhieiser left the Monday Night booth

  306. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 19th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    according to the roster provided by gameday, there have been no moves…that probaly means nothing tho

  307. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    Rock/paper/scissors, Survivor style, draw straws, russion rullette? Pick one.

  308. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    “Edwar is paper”

    Keep him away from Ms. Matsui!

  309. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Whatever the move I can only hope that the Yankee fans here will accept it with a modicum of class and wish the person well since every Yankee who has taken the field this year has done the best he could and if he didn’t have a successful day it isn’t because he didn’t want to.

    Please don’t act like a crowd of high-fiving thugs. Leave that to the people out there who supposedly hate the Yankees.

  310. Matt May 19th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    If George was still in the mix prominently, I don’t think he would let all this happen, like the pies.

  311. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    “Rock, paper, scissors between Veras and Edwar?”

    SOS took my Russian Roulette joke :(

    I do like Nick, observation that Edwar is, indeed, paper. Glad to see you’re back off the DL, Nick.

  312. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    There is zero reason to send Albaladejo to the minors. In 17 games he’s been scored on in 3. They were three bad games.

    For those that are crying for Shelley Duncan, he’s 4-39 and 2-22 since coming off of the DL, and falling back to Earth like a rock. His average has dropped 60 points in that time. I’d prefer giving Linden a shot because he can play a good outfield in all three spots.

  313. hardwired May 19th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Losing Posada & Molina has proven to be the biggest blessing of the season to date: we now know Cervelli is indeed a major leaguer. His enthusiasm & evident skill set are on full display.

    We possibly never would have seen him play in the Bronx if not for the injuries this season (assuming Romine and Montero continue to advance).

    I would actually rate his performance as more significant than Ramiro Pena’s as it is infinitely more difficult to find a suitable catcher than a utility player/spot starter on the infield.

  314. John_Halfz May 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Bodhisattva:

    Wilkins de la Rosa was really nasty when I saw him in Trenton a couple weekend ago against Binghamton. The fastball had a ton of life and the breaking pitches were nasty. He clearly had very little command of his breaking stuff and Binghamton laid off a bit, but he made them look very bad on a few pitches where they were fooled. Lots of awkward foul balls and I think he had 7 K through 3 IP.

  315. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Thanks, vin. So where do you stand on the Miles dead/alive question? With me or with the wrong answer? :)

  316. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    SOS took my Russian Roulette joke

    —–

    If we were playing the first one to spell an idea right would win. You would have got me on that one vin. I cant spell to save my life. I think the only one that makes me feel normal spelling is GB when he hasnt had much sleep.

  317. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    While Cervelli has much major league potential, it’s hard to call him a full blown major leaguer after nine games.

  318. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Shelly Duncan has “September Call-up” written all over him.

    I don’t know much about Trevor Linden, but from what I’ve read he seems to be worthy of a call-up.

  319. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    I’m with you Nick… you can never count anyone out on that show. Hell, I’m waiting for Charlie to re-surface next season.

  320. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    People who hate the Yankees would want Edwar and Veras to stay in the bullpen for the whole season. :(

  321. John_Halfz May 19th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Agree with GB7. Linden is a better bat for the ML club. He’s a more patient hitter. We’ve seen the limited benefit of Duncan’s better power, but after he’s figured out, he’s so easy to retire. Linden will give professional ABs, and I’d rather a guy with a good eye and approach to a guy with a ton of power against MiLB fastballs.

  322. Swordfish May 19th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Veras – 13 Ks, 12 walks
    Albaladejo – 10 Ks, 10 walks
    Edwar – 16 Ks, 15 walks

    All in about the same number of innings.

  323. Teixeiramvp (Proud new member of the OPPC) May 19th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Hold on there. Losin Posada=bad.

  324. Teixeiramvp (Proud new member of the OPPC) May 19th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    All I have to say, I’m out, and for awhile.

  325. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    “I think the only one that makes me feel normal spelling is GB when he hasnt had much sleep.”

    It’s not easy for him… you ever try working one of those old-timey type-writers?

  326. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Hey Tex! Great to have you with us, even for a bit
    .

    :)

  327. benfica356 May 19th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    i guess no moves tonite?

  328. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    UPDATE, 6:14 p.m.: Still no word on the move. The Yankees are taking their time on this one, apparently.”
    ———————————————————–

    So I guess we’re just gonna have to take attendance?

  329. The Lone Ranger May 19th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    . Have you made a move for Bruney yet? (They plan to make one after batting practice.)

    ______________________________

    I’m still waiting for smoke signals from Tonto about a good place to eat.

  330. stuart May 19th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    no one is saying cervelli is the next coming all we are saying is he is a legit prospect. if playing in the majors defensively he will not embarrass himself, offensively that will take a while and the jusry is out..

    a prospect has the potential to succeed and cervelli does, will he succeed, who knows………

  331. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?)
    May 19th, 2009 at 6:32 pm
    SOS took my Russian Roulette joke
    ——-

    If we were playing the first one to spell an idea right would win. You would have got me on that one vin. I cant spell to save my life. I think the only one that makes me feel normal spelling is GB when he hasnt had much sleep.

    ————————————————————

    The dog at my homework….errrr…dictionary.

  332. Ed - the new age of the Yankees is here May 19th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    RHP Edwar Ramirez has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre.

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com/

  333. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    When’s the latest they can make a roster move and have Bruney eligible for tonight’s game?

  334. Rachel May 19th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    I hope the no news doesn’t mean that Bruney’s arm didn’t respond well today and he isn’t coming off the DL.

  335. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    One starter down plus three starters going short innings for a while plus 8th inning guy DLd= overworked pen.

    Sorry that they couldn’t pull supermen acts for all of you with huge senses of entitlement.

    I would be happy to have Veras and Edwar remain with the Yankees and hope that they could work things out with Bruney and Wang coming back.

  336. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Still no word on the move. The Yankees are taking their time on this one, apparently

    ——–

    Sounds a bit Stealthy if you ask me. Watch us land Pujols when this is all said and done. Dont put it past him.

  337. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Ed: Thanks

  338. Forntoso May 19th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Edwar does not have a 1-2-3 inning this year.

  339. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    The dog ***at*** my homework….errrr…dictionary.

    To make things worse, after he ***at*** the dictionary, he ***ate*** it.

  340. frankiedue May 19th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    If it is indeed Edwar, that was predictable. Don’t what they had to hide it for.

  341. Rachel May 19th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Ohh that is who I thought would be sent down…Good news

  342. stuart May 19th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    no complaint on edwar going down. edwar, veras, and abeledajo all have similar issues…

    edwar needs to work on things down under and make them bring hib=m back.. if veras does not improve they will release him in less then a month and if tomko fails they will do the same.

    if abeledajo fails they will send him down….

  343. hardwired May 19th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    don’t get me wrong, if Posada’s injury had been as devastating as last season’s, there is NO WAY I would consider that a good thing. However, as someone who’s gone through his share of hammy injuries, I know that he’ll come back in fine shape. Legs are one thing, shoulders another.

  344. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    adios, Edwar

  345. Ed - the new age of the Yankees is here May 19th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Becca, you welcome.

  346. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    “RHP Edwar Ramirez has been optioned to Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. ”

    This will give Edwar the chance to work out his stuff, the same way other people who go down to Scranton get to work out their stuff.

    Thanks Edwar for doing your best for the team while you were up here.

    I would take this as a sign that the Yankees aren’t quite as angst-filled about Veras as many of you seem to be.

  347. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Ramirez optioned
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    Posted on May 19, 2009 at 6:37 PMPermalinkComments (1)
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  348. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Of course it’s Edwar. He could be gone for hours before anyone noticed. He could also be there for hours without anyone noticing.

    The sad thing is they told him he was getting on the bus to Disneyland. :(

  349. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    The dog at my homework….errrr…dictionary.

    ———-

    ate gb!! Or eight. Thanks for making me feel normal again. Whats a dictionary and who the hell is Webster?

  350. benfica356 May 19th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    i guess they really had a hard time discussing who’s worst lol. But have fun at AAA Edwar, hope to see you here soon.

  351. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I wish the dog would eat my thesis.

  352. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    “edwar needs to work on things down under and make them bring hib=m back”

    There you go. Edwar’s success is the Yankees’ success and in turn the fans’ success.

  353. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Trisha -

    That, and Veras can’t be optioned to SWB. So, they’d take a chance on losing him altogether. And while he hasn’t been great, he’s good enough to not want to lose him to a competitor. :)

  354. Zach in Port Jeff May 19th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Gday folks,

    Instead of optioning Edward down to SWB…Is it possible to option him to his mothers place for a few months so she can fatten him up with some home cooking? Might add a few extra MPH to his fastball.

  355. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Glad to see Edwar go… he was getting too fat on all those big league post-game spreads. lol

  356. dan l May 19th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Veras stinks! Please toss him into the NY sewer system for gator food!

  357. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Doreen, that’s exactly what I’m talking about. If Veras was the “garbage” posters here make him out to be, the Yanks would DFA him. They recognize that talent he has.

  358. S.o.S.(O.P.P. other peoples property?) May 19th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Would it than be accurate to say Edwar brittoned discount to scranton? Being hes half the luggage?

  359. m May 19th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    trisha,

    No offense. But Edwar and Veras haven’t changed since they got here. I can see why they wanted to give those guys a go. I understand the reason why they keep Veras. But concerns about these two are nothing new.

    And it looks like Edwar is being sent down to Scranton. When Marte comes back, we’ll have to sacrifice another reliever. No real Yankee fan is happy that these kids are being sent down, especially if it’s performance related. But there’s not enough room for everyone, and you have to make moves that will strengthen the entire pitching staff.

    Lucky Veras. If he had options, he’d be going down instead of Edwar.

  360. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    “I wish the dog would eat my thesis.”

    Yeah, but how would you really feel 24 hours later when it comes out the other end?

  361. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Unfortunately, Edwar’s failures also belong to the Yankees.

    Best of luck to him and if he deserves to come back, he will. I kind of hope we end up with the best bullpen we can have regardless who it’s comprised of.

  362. The Burning question May 19th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Exactly why is Berroa on the 25 man roster ?????????????

  363. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Edwar + Britton = 2 normal-sized people.

    Wonder what Britton is up to anway???

    http://www.baseball-reference......itto001chr

    Yikes!

  364. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    “No real Yankee fan is happy that these kids are being sent down…”

    Seriously, m? Real Yankee fan?

  365. A.B.K May 19th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    As the Blue Jays play the Red Sox we could gain some ground :-)

  366. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    mel, I disagree. Both Edwar and Veras had very good outings last year. If they haven’t produced this year it’s at least partly due to the fact that they have been overused because of Wang; the shortened outings of some of the other starters; and Bruney going down. By the way, because of the starting pitching difficulty Edwar threw 54 pitches on 2 separate occasions.

    “No real Yankee fan is happy that these kids are being sent down, especially if it’s performance related.”

    :) I can easily go with that thought as I real the snide little posts being popped up here.

    I’m sure you can see that there are a number of posters who are gleeful about them being sent down. But again, I definitely echo your sentiment.

  367. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Rebecca, the Grad Thesis is a tedious thing.

    Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, or stress out too much over it. Think of it as 3-4 20 page papers.

    You’ll do well.

  368. Kevin in the 908 May 19th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Trisha this is a results business and if you don’t produce results you are going to be criticized no matter how hard you try or do not try. Veras and Edwar have not been producing results so that is why they have been criticized and rightfully so.

  369. m May 19th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    And if you improve the bullpen, you save the starters because Girardi won’t be afraid of going to the pen. Let’s hope that Eddie took Jose’s matches.

  370. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    True Yankee’s know that Real Yankee Fans don’t exist. It’s not the Yankee way.

  371. vin May 19th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    “Rebecca, the Grad Thesis is a tedious thing.

    Don’t try to reinvent the wheel, or stress out too much over it. Think of it as 3-4 20 page papers.

    You’ll do well.”

    Good advice, Tom. What’s the thesis topic, Rebecca? Something cool, I hope.

  372. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    vin: It’s not much different than that now, anyway.

  373. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Can’t we even enjoy a good old-fashioned demotion?

    Vaya con Dios Edwar.

    Yanks made the right choice. Giving up 6 HR’s in 17 innings is just too dangerous.

  374. tampayank May 19th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    UPDATE, 5:12 p.m.
    “Sorry there isn’t more to report yet. Jorge Posada is in the house because of incredibly bad weather in Tampa, and we’re hoping to talk with him once BP is over. ”

    Tell me about it. It has been raining on and off 48 hours straight and it is forcasted to pretty much not stop till Saturday, maybe Friday the earliest. I think there is just a sponge sitting over the entire state. Good thing Jorge escaped up North and nice to hear he’ll be back soon, other than Mauer, don’t think there is a better Offensive catcher in the AL.

  375. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Kevin, so are you saying that if people have failures due to tired arm from overuse (just go with me here) due to the fact that the starters have been horrid – think of last year – that they are being “rightfully” criticized for not producing results?

    I guess I don’t think of it as a business but more as my passion (love of Yankees, love of baseball) so instead of criticizing I automatically support.

  376. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Bye Edwar.
    Let’s go Yanks

  377. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    vin and Tom: It’s on women and work in medieval Nottingham. I didn’t choose the topic.

    My biggest problem is that every time I attempt to work on it, I remember my adviser telling me that I don’t belong in grad school because my mode of work is incompatable with grad school and that I shouldn’t go on for a PhD (not that I had planned to).

    If I wasn’t so darned mad at this woman…it’d be easier.

  378. Davd A May 19th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Is Kay/Singleton on the the My9 Broadcast really quiet or just my tv?

  379. cara May 19th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    wow the music is ten times louder then michael kay and ken

  380. Dave May 19th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Anyone else having major audio problems with my 9?

  381. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Why is the MY9 audio always screwed up?

  382. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    And the mystery is solved: Edwar Ramirez is headed back to Scranton. We just got back upstairs from talking to Ramirez and he seemed to calmly accept the decision. “I’m surprised but I have to be better,” he said. “I’ll go back down and work.”

    ================================

    That’s what I like to hear. Go work on things Edwar

  383. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    tampayank: I know some weather nerds that are aghast the system hasn’t at least been called a tropical depression.

  384. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    “Can’t we even enjoy a good old-fashioned demotion?”

    :D

    If that’s what in your blood, that’s obviously what works for you.

    I have too much of a social worker mentality for that to ever happen with me.

  385. benfica356 May 19th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    will bruney pitch tonite?

  386. m May 19th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    trisha,

    They were mediocre pitchers who had good results last season because Mo played the Jedi mind tricks on them.

    Edwar is a one-trick pony who fools nobody anymore. Veras can’t find the plate.

    Ask yourself why Edwar was abused like a rented mule even though he had shoulder tendinitis? The answer’s not pretty.

    They’ve actually more vested interest in Veras, because he has potential.

    But we can’t wed ourselves to any of the middle relievers because bullpen construction is so capricious.

  387. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I can’t hear Michael Kay.

    My prayers have been answered!

  388. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Bronx Jeers: I think you’re still allowed to celebrate any move that you think improves the team’s chances to win games, but I haven’t received my daily instructions from the mothership yet.

  389. Scranton May 19th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I’m pretty let down Veras wasn’t the one sent down. Well at least we know when we need to walk a batter or 6 we can put Veras into the game knowing he is more then qualified to take on the job.

  390. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    No real Yankee fan is happy that these kids are being sent down

    ———
    mel,
    I guess trish can take me off that OPP list. I am not just happy. Im thrilled not to see him throw homerun derby to teams in the big league level agian this year. I would have felt the same way with Veras. If a player sucks, he sucks. Im a fan of the Yankees not just a player. Whatever helps the team im for. I guess that doesnt translate to being a REAL yankee fan.

  391. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    “I’m surprised but I have to be better,” he said. “I’ll go back down and work.”

    S.A. thanks for that quote. That’s great to hear.

  392. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Edwar, go work on your craft and hopefully you’ll be back soon, but you need to go. Veras is next, dfa or not. How would a 7 man bullpen like this look:

    Mo
    Bruney
    Coke
    Aceves
    Tomko
    Melancon
    Robertson

  393. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    If the audio is going to be like this all night, I don’t know what I’m going to do! It’s enough to drive a person crazy!!

  394. vin May 19th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    “I remember my adviser telling me that I don’t belong in grad school because my mode of work is incompatable with grad school and that I shouldn’t go on for a PhD (not that I had planned to).”

    That’s ridiculous. I loved the freedom of grad school. The ability to define my own projects, initiate the research, not having an entire class doing the same thing as me. It was a great two years. I couldn’t imagine you not operating similarly.

  395. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Sounds like Edwar took the news well – understands he needs to work on things. Good attitude. Really good attitude.

  396. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I was told the same thing, Rebecca.

    I spent more time playing wiffle ball and drinking beer in grad school then doing work.

    Now I teach Grad classes and act all mean to Grad students..

  397. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Oh yeah, dear basketball gods-please help the NY Knicks tonight.

  398. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    S.A.–The sun will come out tomorrow; I’m down with the OPPC
    May 19th, 2009 at 7:02 pm
    And the mystery is solved: Edwar Ramirez is headed back to Scranton. We just got back upstairs from talking to Ramirez and he seemed to calmly accept the decision. “I’m surprised but I have to be better,” he said. “I’ll go back down and work.”

    ============================

    That’s what I like to hear. Go work on things Edwar

    ————————————————————

    Maybe he should pretend he’s Reuben Rivera and steal somebody’s baseball equipent. Like a fastball pitcher’s arm.

  399. Joe Monte May 19th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Bring back Charley Steiner!

  400. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops - Latest Blog Entry: My Interview With Bill Gallo May 19th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Sam Borden has done a great job filling in for Pete.

    I dedicate this Sam the Butcher clip to him!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KqzSDKB9PpU

  401. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    steal somebody’s baseball ***equipment*** . Like a fastball pitcher’s arm.

  402. Teixeiramvp (Proud new member of the OPPC) May 19th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Very quick again, then out. First strike, that’s real good.

  403. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    That’s what I like to hear. Go work on things Edwar

    ————–

    Unless he starts throwing a 90 mlp fastball or comes up with a 3rd pitch. I cant see how the results will be any different than k,walk or bomb.

  404. Teixeiramvp (Proud new member of the OPPC) May 19th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Hit, that’s real bad. Now I’m out, no more comments.

  405. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    mel, I guess we’ll agree to disagree on Edwar. I remember his 1-2-3 innings with filthy stuff and a filthy out pitch. Maybe he can find that stuff again.

    In any event, I wish him well finding his stuff down in Scranton.

  406. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Dang didn’t get back to my fantasy roster in time to make changes. Not that it makes much difference.

    :(

  407. Andrea May 19th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I can’t say that I’m even a little bit upset about Edwar being sent down.

  408. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    For the record, I want every Yankee batter to get a hit and every Yankee pitcher to get an out.

    I remember Edwar’s 1st inning in 2007. 3 strikeouts. I would have loved for him to keep doing that. But he was bad. Maybe next time he gets the call, he’ll be better.

    But the truth is is that the BP has been a problem and Edwar was a part of that problem. The Yankees got a little bit better today and that is a “positive” thing.

  409. YankeeRay May 19th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    CC stands for can’t catch. He is not a very good defender

  410. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    In the long run, what you want to see is an effective bullpen. The specific make-up of that group really doesn’t matter. And it will continue to change over the course of the season. Edwar goes down because he has options and he hasn’t been very effective. He may or may not be back. But this bullpen is going to have a lot of different looks before the season is done.

    Nice try by Teixeira.

  411. New guy May 19th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Ah.

  412. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    good catch Damon, that was too close.

  413. carl May 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Gj Damon. Could have been worse. Way to battle CC.

  414. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Maybe CC should do what Joba’s doing? J/K :lol:

  415. Kevin in the 908 May 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Trisha it is a business and look at the tons of money each and every team charges each year for tickets, food, apparell, etc. If it was not a business they would charge just enough to break even and not make a profit.

    As far as who to blame on failures I think that each and every player is responsible for his own performance. If the players don’t produce it is their fault and nobody elses. Now if the player is tired and needs a day off I also think that the player is old enough to tell his manager that he needs a day off to rest his arm.

  416. RS May 19th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Let’s do what we did yesterday.

  417. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Bronx Jeers: your comment is being reviewed and your Real Yankee Fan status is under consideration. Stay tuned.

  418. YankeeRay May 19th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    CC makes that play easily

  419. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    “My biggest problem is that every time I attempt to work on it, I remember my adviser telling me that I don’t belong in grad school because my mode of work is incompatable with grad school and that I shouldn’t go on for a PhD (not that I had planned to).”

    Rebecca, there are always going to be some projects in grad school that are more tedious than others. Don’t let your adviser (lucky you to have someone so “supportive”)discourage you. Think of having to work on that topic as a microcosm of life. There are some things we have to do that are really going to challenge us but we somehow find a way to get through them. Then there are others that are a comparative delight. You obviously have all the tools you need to be a very successful student. And you will be and continue to be. You have far too much going for you to allow one person’s stultified thinking (my opinion as your friend :) ) to keep you from succeeding.

  420. Pat M May 19th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    It just seems like the Yankee pitchers have given up tons of hits on pitcher’s counts so far this season…..

  421. tb646 May 19th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    trisha – OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Dang didn’t get back to my fantasy roster in time to make changes. Not that it makes much difference.

    :(

    Thanks for sharing.
    Too caught up in busting on Yankee fans?

  422. carl May 19th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Maybe CC should do what Joba’s doing? J/K :lol:

    lol

  423. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Maybe because I didn’t watch games for a week, but it’s strange to see ARod at the plate. :)

  424. RS May 19th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Just curious….how come Hughes and Kennedy never get as many swings and misses as our hitters against 88 mph fastballs?

  425. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    “As far as who to blame on failures I think that each and every player is responsible for his own performance. If the players don’t produce it is their fault and nobody elses. Now if the player is tired and needs a day off I also think that the player is old enough to tell his manager that he needs a day off to rest his arm.”

    Kevin realistically it doesn’t always happen that way. In the Torre era, we all know he used his bullpen to promote his favorites and used them until their arms fell off and then put them aside. The others were left to grow roots. About players telling managers they need to rest their arms – sure it should happen but we all know it doesn’t. Nature of the beast.

  426. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Tell AJ to get his BB gun out. Post game dinner flying around the stadium.

  427. carl May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Holy hes on fiya!

  428. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    boooom!

  429. RalphieD (OPPC all day) May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    arod=wow

  430. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Holy Moly (sp) that was a no doubter.

  431. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Alex!!!!

  432. RS May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Man Arod is on fire! I’m loving how quick this offense comes back when the pitching gives up runs.

  433. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    That was an absolute rocket.

  434. Kevin in the 908 May 19th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    LOL John Sterling is a mess already. He did not know the count just now. They really need somebody off a mic to help him.

  435. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Wow, apparently that surgery was much needed.

    Good for us!

  436. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Jeez. Get a single every now and then. Homers,Homers,Homers.

    Another one trick pony soon to be replaced by Shelley Duncan.

  437. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Arod must have the highest slugging percentage in the league, though not enough plate appearances to qualify.

    Was that his goodbye tribute to Edwar?

  438. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Alex is hit or miss. He either homers or he doesn’t. That’s a nice problem to have. :)

  439. Vince May 19th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Man, what a shot. Welcome back A-Rod.

  440. Dutch Hugo May 19th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Four straight games with a homer now for ARod?

  441. Scranton May 19th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    A-Rod is so Gear.

  442. YankeesLuv May 19th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    I think Kate Hudson has been good luck for Arod lol. She’s a keeper. ;)

  443. Celerino Sanchez May 19th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Gee, 5 of his 7 hits are homers. He’s clean.

  444. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Well, I may not be used to ARod at the plate, but I could really get used to that! Nice.

  445. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    I don’t have a problem with A-Rod hitting only HRs. I just wish they weren’t so meaningless and so tack on. :P

  446. pat May 19th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    With every HR Alex hits, Tex gets better pitches to hit. Win/win. :smile:

  447. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Kevin in the 908 May 19th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    LOL John Sterling is a mess already. He did not know the count just now. They really need somebody off a mic to help him.

    ==========================

    Oh lord Sterling. lol :roll:

  448. pat May 19th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    NY Giant night at the Stadium?

  449. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Crazy trying to decide whether I want to see the Sox lose or Toronto lose. Either way we potentially benefit so I guess I’ll go with Toronto taking the series!

    :)

  450. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Laura – Win together, strike out alone!
    May 19th, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    Alex is hit or miss. He either homers or he doesn’t. That’s a nice problem to have.

    ————————————————————

    He’s not missing many. 7 strikeouts, 5 homers. Not a bad percentage.

  451. Silky Johnston May 19th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Poll question: would you take a Yankees loss tonight for the Knicks to win the lottery?

  452. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    “I think Kate Hudson has been good luck for Arod lol. She’s a keeper.”

    Funny I was thinking the same thing today. A happy Arod is a productive Arod!

    They really do seems like a mismatch though.

  453. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    That girl looked like Mussina!

  454. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Alex is locked in. It started as 0-2 count. He is definitely seeing the ball well. yikes!

  455. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Home runs in four straight games and all of them were critical for wins. Of course, we will win today.

    Is that a definiiton of clutch :)

    Initially, as his timing was not good and his hits were fly out to warning track, Pete was insinuating that it was because of something else, with obvious refernce to P…
    I wonder what he thinks now, probably eating lot of crow :)
    I am not one bit conflicted with these home runs :)

  456. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Silky Johnston

    NO WAY!!

  457. person May 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    no

  458. person May 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    to silky

  459. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Yankees going for lucky 7.

  460. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Wilkins De La Rosa’s line: 2.0 innings, 2 hits, 1 run, 1 earned run, 1 walk, 4 strikeouts, 0 HRA, 2.77 ERA

  461. Matt K. May 19th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Silky Johnston May 19th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Poll question: would you take a Yankees loss tonight for the Knicks to win the lottery?

    Depends…do they blow the pick and pick a scrub?

  462. carl May 19th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Posada!

  463. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Hard to say, Silky. A Yankee win is written in ink. The Knicks winning the lottery doesn’t mean they won’t screw up the pick.

  464. carl May 19th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Nasty Change.

  465. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    “Crazy trying to decide whether I want to see the Sox lose or Toronto lose. Either way we potentially benefit so I guess I’ll go with Toronto taking the series!”

    I prefer Toronto sweeps Sox.
    Toronto will ultimately come down to earth.

  466. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Only if Frederic Weiss is available.

  467. Spiced Ham May 19th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I hope Kay would stop saying “at the new house” already

  468. cgs May 19th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    A Yankee loss for Blake Griffin, I wouldn’t do it, but I wouldn’t mind Blake Griffin…

  469. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Swish cut his hair again.
    http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty.....re_ori.jpg

  470. YankeesLuv May 19th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Maybe Kate will be good for Alex, help loosen him up. She’s a free spirit of sorts, very pretty girl. :)

  471. Anthony May 19th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    One of the things I didn’t realize until watching CC every five days is what a top-notch change-up he has. When he is able to get it over the plate he really leaves batters off balance.

  472. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    If it was just Phil Hughes pitching, maybe, but this is CC!

    ;)

  473. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    If I could get a 100% guarantee that the Knicks would not screw it up I would vote yes. But since I have little faith in that happening, I’ll take the Yankee win

  474. vin May 19th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Silky,

    No… I’m banking on the old frozen ping pong ball trickery to help the Knicks.

  475. vin May 19th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Apparently Steve Swisher is playing for the Yanks this year. Come on Sterling!

  476. Andrea May 19th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Wait a minute. What’s this about A-Rod and Kate Hudson?

  477. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 19th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I would much rather the Yankees win tonight instead of the Knicks winning the lottery, because I’m a Grizzlies fan- a DYING breed. :)

  478. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Swisher struck out? No way. I’m so shocked. :P

  479. cubandude May 19th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    “Poll question: would you take a Yankees loss tonight for the Knicks to win the lottery?”

    Absolutely … NOOO!

  480. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Swisher hasn’t got a clue, right now. He doesn’t know whether the scratch his watch or wind his asz.

  481. carl May 19th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    lol at the birds

  482. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    All my Edwar pity is currently being directed to Swish. (insert sad face emoticon)

  483. vin May 19th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    “One of the things I didn’t realize until watching CC every five days is what a top-notch change-up he has. When he is able to get it over the plate he really leaves batters off balance.”

    No doubt – the change-up really seems to keep the batters off balance. Great weapon for a guy who throws hard.

  484. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Andrea:

    http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,520627,00.html

  485. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    gameday says the ump’s strikezone was generous against swish

  486. YankeesLuv May 19th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Andrea,

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/05.....169914.htm

  487. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    “Maybe Kate will be good for Alex, help loosen him up. She’s a free spirit of sorts, very pretty girl”

    I’m hoping this supposed romance is false. That chick has been around the block. She’s probably dating Alex because she’s already been through everyone in Hollywood and needed a new dating pool. :P

  488. Andrea May 19th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    S.A.: That’s so funny. I was at the game on Friday and they kept showing her, and we had NO idea she was there for him.

  489. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    “I prefer Toronto sweeps Sox.
    Toronto will ultimately come down to earth.”

    Yes. I meant sweep when I said the series. Agree about Toronto coming back to earth. Still annoys the crap out of me that Boston always seems to miss Haliday when they play each other.

    Swisher’s BA for the last 7 days = .048.

    I meant to bench him tonight on my Fantasy Team so I could put in Michael Bourn who’s hitting 348 for Houston. But I forgot to do it.

    :(

  490. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Real Yankee Fans vs. Real Knicks Fans under the Willis Reed banner. :)

  491. Silky Johnston May 19th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Haha yeah I thought about the fact that its CC on the hill when I posted the poll question.

    As a Jets fan, I was able to get over the Yankees loss to the Sox on draft day knowing the Jets traded up for Sanchez for nothing.

    As for the Knicks, they’ve been so irrelevant for so long but I also really want them to be relevant again, and IF (I am very very very pessimistic about this right know) Lebron came to NY, that would be incredible. I wouldn’t trade a Yanks loss for the #1 pick, but if thats the way things have to go, I’d deal with it hah

  492. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Real Yankee Fans vs. Real Knicks Fans under the Willis Reed banner.

    =======================

    :lol:

  493. Noreaster May 19th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Standard rule of thumb, Never root for the Sox…

  494. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Anyone know the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke???

  495. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    CC seems to have put that first inning behind him.

  496. Andrea May 19th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    trisha: taste. Coke Zero supposedly tastes like regular coke. Diet Coke tastes like Diet Coke.

  497. vin May 19th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    “Standard rule of thumb, Never root for the Sox…”

    That’s what I like to call “The Golden Rule.”

  498. vin May 19th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    “Anyone know the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke???”

    Yeah… Coke Zero rules! and Diet Coke is what you end up drinking at restaurants. Doesn’t matter, both will probably end up killing you eventually though. :(

  499. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Andrea – thanks!

  500. m May 19th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Anyone else thinking about how freaking hard it must be to stretch out polyester?

  501. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Jesu the eyes.

  502. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 19th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Good to see CC settling down and establishing control after that first inning.

    I predict that Oklahoma City wins the lottery. Blake Griffin staying at home makes too much sense.

  503. YankeesLuv May 19th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    All I know is Kate is a billion times hotter than you know Granny M. I have no idea if that was ever real or just a public relations gimmick but I’m happy he’s rumored to be dating someone who is actually attractive. :)

  504. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Anyone know the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke???

    ===========================================

    Coke Zero and Diet Coke are actually very similar. Both are low calorie drinks and have exactly the same ingredients – carbonated purified water, colour (caramel 150d), food acids (338 and 331), flavour, artificial sweeteners aspartame (951) and acesulphame potassium (950), preservative (211) and caffeine. The key difference between the two drinks is in the proportions of these ingredients, giving each has a slightly different flavour profile.

    There is a little difference in nutrient content: both provide less than 4kJ energy (nothing) and have less than 40mg sodium per 250ml (1 cup). So, between these two choices, it’s really a matter of which one you prefer! If you are watching your sugar and energy intake, either of these will be better than the standard Coca Cola, which contains 450kJ and 26g of sugar in 250ml.

    http://www.healthyfood.co.nz/a.....-coke-zero

  505. RS May 19th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    It seems like pitchers have been pitching Jeter outside a lot this year. Obviously because he never pulls the ball for power.

  506. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    “Anyone else thinking about how freaking hard it must be to stretch out polyester?”

    CC gets his uniforms directly from The Costanza Collection.

  507. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    vin – I guess all things in moderation right? I’ve actually been drinking a lot more water than I used to (as long as I can flavor it with lemon and sweetner!)

    :D

  508. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    A Yankee win is written in ink. The Knicks winning the lottery doesn’t mean they won’t screw up the pick.

    ————

    Wouldnt you have to say that a Knicks winning the first pick is as sure as ice is cold? Being that the envelope will be a bit colder than the others?

  509. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    What is the story with the little boy?

  510. pat May 19th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    “Anyone know the difference between Coke Zero and Diet Coke???”

    The artificial sweetener they use in it. One is Nutrasweet and one is Splenda.

  511. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    jeezus, you’d think the yanks were up against Halladay…

  512. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    “All I know is Kate is a billion times hotter than you know Granny M.”

    Kate is most certainly prettier than Madonna. However, if you’ve paid any attention to Alex’s tastes, Madonna was exactly the kind of woman he likes.

  513. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I think Kate Hudson is a little funny looking myself. But she’s cute. But why would she be any less of a distraction than the other one? They’re both celebrities who get lots of press.

    As long as he is happy and does what the Yankees need him to do, I don’t care, though.

  514. Person May 19th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I didn’t realize how good CC could really be.

  515. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    “I’ve actually been drinking a lot more water than I used to (as long as I can flavor it with lemon and sweetner!)”

    I think there’s name for that. Diet Sprite.

  516. Pat M May 19th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    GB7,,,,,That was priceless…..Does sums up Nick’s slump rather…..With a graphic image….

  517. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Kate Hudson can use what the lady from LOST has that fell 500 feet and lived. You know the one that supposidly(nick says)had a gun somewhere on her. I just think she would be much safer going that route.

  518. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 19th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    this games seems like deja vu all over again like last night. 2 hits in 1st inning, no baserunners since ARod’s HR..

  519. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Coke Zero is sweetened with a combination of aspartame and acesulfame potassium (Ace-K). Coke Zero is the same basic formula as classic Coke while Diet Coke is a different formula completely. Diet Coke is sweetened with aspartame only. There are unsubstantiated theories (at least by Coca Cola) that the unsuccessful release of Coke Two or new Coke was actually the formula for Diet Coke, just sweetened with the classic sugar combination.

    Also, Coke Zero has 0.5 kilocalories per 100ml while Diet Coke, oddly enough, still contains one calorie.

    One other rational for the Coca Cola release of Coke Zero is that men are reluctant to buy diet coke because of the association with dieting and women. Much of the marketing of Coke Zero in the US is directed toward men and activities often associated with masculinity.

    On a side note, in many european countries and pan american/south american countries, Coke Zero is released as Coca Cola Light.

  520. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Bruney with no hair

  521. Spiced Ham May 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Eww no hair in the bullpen

  522. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    bald heads

  523. RS May 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Um, when did all our relievers become bald?

  524. Person May 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Well Lou in VT, we won last night, right?

  525. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=diffe.....+diet+coke

  526. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    “I think Kate Hudson is a little funny looking myself. But she’s cute.”

    Agree on both frontsa.

    Hey Bruney is baldy!

    So are two others! I couldn’t tell who they were. Maybe Coke was one?

  527. alecj May 19th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Kate Hudson is a gold digging hoe munch…..shes jumped around between guys for years…..shes 30ish with a kid— not to mention bad juju….did you see what happened to Owen Wilson when she was around….Another “winner” for A-Rod– Its like he would rather not even try….

  528. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Brian, dude grow your hair back.

  529. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    bald bullpen is..interesting

  530. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Maybe Edwar disappeared when they shaved his head?

  531. New guy May 19th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    It’s A-Rod’s life, who cares?

  532. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    “However, if you’ve paid any attention to Alex’s tastes, Madonna was exactly the kind of woman he likes.”

    Rich and manly?

  533. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    thats 11 in a row.

  534. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Karstens has a one hit shutout going through 3 innings against Washington. The hit? By Wil Nieves.

  535. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    wonder what Moose is up to…?

  536. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    “On a side note, in many european countries and pan american/south american countries, Coke Zero is released as Coca Cola Light.”

    Interesting… When I was in Europe a few years ago, I pretty much lived on Coke Light. I wanted to know how “light” it was, but I couldn’t understand the silly metric nutritional info.

  537. New guy May 19th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    If they throw strikes and don’t give up runs, they could shear the skins off the tops of their craiums clear off, I wouldn’t care.

  538. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    CC @ 57 pitches

  539. New guy May 19th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    craiums is of course craniums

  540. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    So is it a bald-pen now?

  541. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    That little kid they keep showing on TV is a future assassin.

  542. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Okay -

    Now, maybe that’s a bit too far – first the belt, then the pie-ing, and now shaved heads? They’ve lost it!!!!

    :lol:

  543. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Passport Holder night at the Stadium, sponsored by Delta? Nothing relates to the blue collar fan quite like a passport holder, I guess. lol

  544. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    vin
    May 19th, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    So is it a bald-pen now?

    ————————————————————

    They weren’t throwing too well with hair, so, why not?

  545. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    “Interesting… When I was in Europe a few years ago, I pretty much lived on Coke Light. I wanted to know how “light” it was, but I couldn’t understand the silly metric nutritional info.”

    I’m no mathematician but I think zero is zero in any system of measurement.

  546. alecj May 19th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    At this pace, CC is going to pitch 8 innings…..he sure is a workhorse

  547. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    “I’m no mathematician but I think zero is zero in any system of measurement.”

    Yeah, but it is/was called Coke Light in Europe. Instead of Calories they listed Joules. I thought maybe it was kind of like going to the fountain and mixing coke with diet coke – 50-50.

  548. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Passport Holder night sponsored by Delta?

    How about a Subway Pass Holder night sponsored by “Taking of Pelham 1, 2, 3″?

  549. Person May 19th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    This team is so clearly better than last year.

    Last year winning streaks were based on offense, then they’d get cold and we’d go on a losing streak. This year the streak is based on pitching, which is far more consistent when your starters are good.

  550. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Answer to the trivia question = Phil Coke.

    Don’t know if they had answered it becaused I had switched right then to see what was going on in beantown.

    Toronto losing 0-2. Fat P has done nothing to help.

  551. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    >Passport Holder night sponsored by *Delta*?

    Ajira Airways

  552. Buck Showalter fan club May 19th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    just did not look athletic

  553. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    DP would be nice.

  554. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Probably should have had that….when he’s more mobile.

  555. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    How about a hit? Something to relieve the boredom. There’s been a bloop and a blast and dass it. CC looks good but other than his body fat, there’s no cushion.

  556. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    “Passport Holder night at the Stadium, sponsored by Delta? Nothing relates to the blue collar fan quite like a passport holder, I guess. lol”

    Hey you’re the guy sipping coke lights on the French Riviera! :lol:

  557. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    I agree with person.

  558. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    What lies beneath the shadow of the O’Neill banner?

  559. ZMAN7777 May 19th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    We could really use some tack-on runs. Almost came back to bite us yesterday. Bergesen is not exactly Mike Cuellar, after all.

  560. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    “Hey you’re the guy sipping coke lights on the French Riviera! ”

    What can I say… I’m a fancy gentleman. And it was the Champs Elysees – the Riviera is so bourgeois. ;)

  561. alecj May 19th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    this inning is starting to freak me out a little….

  562. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Come on CC battle through this.

  563. RS May 19th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Nice K! One more out.

  564. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I’m actually enjoying this. I’d like the game to end 2-1.

  565. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    can I just say what a joy it is to have an actual ace on this team

  566. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Nice game calling. CC missed with a changeup, Cisco called it again, SO.

  567. RS May 19th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Um, ball 1 was right down the middle of the plate.

  568. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    “can I just say what a joy it is to have an actual ace on this team”

    You betcha!

  569. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Seats are filling up behind the plate.

  570. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    CC!!!

  571. alecj May 19th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    big at bat for Baltimore….Roberts is as dangerous as this team gets…..if they are going to do anything it needs to be here…

  572. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    CC ya later!

    /shows self out

  573. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I assume if you want to keep coke at zero. You cant down gravy with it.

  574. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Touche’ Vin,

  575. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    CC!

    bats need to get crankin

  576. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Nice job by CC and Cervelli there. Three weeks ago that would have been a big inning for the Birds…

  577. ZMAN7777 May 19th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    When is Gardner available to play? Swisher needs a few days off.

  578. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Finally, A-Rod’s average is over the Mendoza line .
    From here it is straight up…..

  579. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Toronto picked up a run. 1-2

  580. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 19th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    In a pitching battle between CC and Bergeson, I’d like to think the Yanks have the edge.

  581. alecj May 19th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    BEAUTIFUL CC!! That was big– if he gets threw next inning unscathed its over….

  582. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    speaking of soda, I would like to plug Pepsi One, it tastes like Pepsi but it’s diet and it is made with Splenda, no aspartame. Coke Zero can suck it!

  583. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 19th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Always a nice accomplishment to get a pesky, gritty hitter like Roberts in that situation. CC is hanging tough so far.

    Now it’s time for me to watch the Blake Griffin sweepstakes. :)

  584. RS May 19th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    If the offense doesn’t start rolling soon, Bruney is going to get a nasty welcome back (1 run lead). CC is at 80 pitches and probably won’t be able to go 8 tonight.

  585. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    NBA Draft lottery time. Good luck people

  586. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “I assume if you want to keep coke at zero. You cant down gravy with it.”

    :lol:

  587. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    And Swisher has broken out of his slump. He hit the ball.

  588. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I dont use the A word too loosly. But damn. Doesnt C.C. look ACE like? Santana who?

  589. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Swish is so due he’s gonna hit the first 5-run homer in MLB history…

  590. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Against a guy like CC, there obviously aren’t going to be many chances to score runs – that 5th inning may well have been the ballgame for the O’s.

  591. Buck Showalter fan club May 19th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    knicks get the number 1 overall pick i will go nuts!!!!

  592. ZMAN7777 May 19th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Swisher is now 6 for 51 at Yankee Stadium. Those are Kevin Cash numbers.

  593. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Water with a slice. Nothing beats it! :lol:

    I cannot stand the taste of any soda. Yuck. Regular is like syrup, diet is just lethal.

    Unsweetened ice tea is nice, too. Ice cold.

  594. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    “speaking of soda, I would like to plug Pepsi One, it tastes like Pepsi but it’s diet and it is made with Splenda, no aspartame. Coke Zero can suck it!”

    The biggest problem with Pepsi One is the fact that it tastes like Pepsi. ’nuff said. :)

  595. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    “And Swisher has broken out of his slump. He hit the ball.”

    LMAO!

  596. RS May 19th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    This guy might just throw a CG and lose…

  597. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    OK the Yankees O needs to wake up.

  598. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    “no cell phones, no PDAs, no Twittering”

    :)

  599. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    So far, Ortiz is 0 for 2. Looks like the time off did him a world of good. :wink:

  600. ZMAN7777 May 19th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    RS — He hasn’t even broken a sweat since the first inning. 13 straight retired by the immortal Dr. Bergesen.

  601. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    So if the score stays the same. Does arod get pied at the end of the game and win back the championship belt?

  602. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    The Yankees need to give CC more of a break!

  603. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Wow, Doreen the minimalist. Good for you!

    I actually like the “Beatin’ the Odds” panel on the left…
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nba/.....id=4175984

  604. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    D, water is certainly the healthiest of all of those options! I am getting better at it but I need to give it a little flavor. Unsweetened ice tea? Eesh. I need a sweet taste.

  605. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Hey the whole team is gearing up. They’re now hitting lazy flies to the OF, Nice to help out the rookie with his 350 BA against. Swing from the heels much?

  606. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Coffee. Lots and lots of coffee.

  607. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    This is ridiculous… why is it craptastic pitchers start pitching like aces against the Yankees?????

  608. RS May 19th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Our offense has looked dead in the middle innings these last couple of games. Score early and late but nothing inbetween. Of course it’s great that we keep winning, but it would be nice to be able to put opponents away once in a while.

  609. Terry from NH May 19th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Even with Arod the offense doesn’t impress me lately.. Cy Bergesen has a 5 plus ERA and Yanks do nothing with him.. CC pitching a gem though!

  610. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    The biggest concern of this game is CC’s pitch count dictating you’re getting 7 max from him tonight unless he breezes through the next 2 innings.

    As I type this CC gets 2 quick outs. LOL.

    My only concern is the Yankees don’t seem to be generating much offense and giving Bruney a one run lead is concerning. He’s probably a little rusty. And you know Joe is going to him.

  611. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Great Inning CC 6pitches!

  612. RS May 19th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Nice easy inning for CC. He may be able to go 8 after all.

  613. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    6 pitches, nice!

    How ’bout some insurance?

  614. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    6 pitches. CC handing off to Mo tonight.

  615. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    “So far, Ortiz is 0 for 2. Looks like the time off did him a world of good.”

    :lol:

  616. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Ouch. Three bullets on 6 pitches. Luck is always a good thing.

  617. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    let’s see if they can get a few more runs here

  618. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    miggs,

    With that quick inning, Bruney won’t sniff this game. Hopefully CC can get through the next 2 innings in 35 pitches or so – with Mo either facing the middle or bottom of the order. fingers are crossed.

  619. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Swisher is now 6 for 51 at Yankee Stadium. Those are Kevin Cash numbers.

    ——————

    I would say more like Flarahty. Or like Stinett numbers. No. Even better than that. More like Porn stache numbers(what was his name again?).

  620. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Please no DP here.

  621. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    And a child shall lead them.

  622. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “More like Porn stache numbers(what was his name again?).”

    Sal Fasano.

  623. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “I would say more like Flarahty. Or like Stinett numbers. No. Even better than that. More like Porn stache numbers(what was his name again?).”

    Sal Fasano? As long as he’s not in Wil Nieves territory, we’ll be OK.

  624. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Jeter should bunt.
    Otherwise he will hit into a DP.

  625. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Ah, Cervelli is a converted infielder according to O’s broadcaster. We haven’t done too bad with the last converted infielder behind the plate…

  626. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Oh don’t start with the yapping and complaints. How long have you been watching the Yankees? Isn’t one of their hallmarks not having great success against pitchers they’ve never faced before? They’re leading. Just try to enjoy it.

    JMO

  627. Buck Showalter fan club May 19th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    hit and run please

  628. Buck Showalter fan club May 19th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    hit and run please

  629. Buck Showalter fan club May 19th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    hit and run please!!1

  630. Joe from Long Island May 19th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Phil Coke shaved his head?

    What’s he trying to do, channel his inner Californian?

  631. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Reggie Jackson at the NBA draft for luck for the Knicks

  632. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    “Cervelli won’t be stealing… and there he goes, pitch is a ball, and he is OUT!”

    Thanks Sterling. lol

  633. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    If you want a chance to meet Nick Swisher, get over to Foley’s tomorrow afternoon at noon. And if you’re hungry, order the new menu item — Swish ‘n Chips.

    Swish For every order (yup, it’s fish ‘n chips), our friend Shaun Clancy (owner of Foley’s, the modern day Toots Shor), will donate $1 to “Swish’s Wishes,” which helps kids everywhere.

    So, save the date: Wednesday, May 20, between noon and 1 p.m., at Foley’s — the best baseball bistro in Manhattan — at 18 West 33rd Street, opposite the south side of the Empire State Building, off the west side of 5th Avenue.

  634. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    should have took off the hit and run. If they did :( Cervelli.

  635. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    that was a waste

  636. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    BA for Yankees’ 7,8,9 hitters:
    .297
    .311
    .385

    That’ll help win some ballgames.

  637. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    “I think there’s name for that. Diet Sprite.”

    :lol:

    I just saw that. I always manage to miss some posts!

  638. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Darn! Knicks get no draft love.

  639. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    How long have you been watching the Yankees? Isn’t one of their hallmarks not having great success against pitchers they’ve never faced before?

    ———–

    Can we add rookie pitchers, pitchers with a 5 plus e.r.a., pitchers that teams have over a .300 batting average.

  640. Joe from Long Island May 19th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Jennifer – thanks for the tip about Foley’s. I won’t be able to make it, but it sounds like it would be fun, as well as a good thing to do.

    But, I’ll try to keep the place in mind next time I’m in the city.

  641. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Finally making this Bergensen work a little.

    Let’s get this guy out of the game.

  642. Spiced Ham May 19th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Dammit, screw the NBA :(

  643. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Joe- No problem, just read it on the records blog.

    I think I’ll try and go.

  644. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 19th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    This draft lottery is making me SO nervous!

  645. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    tex will homer

  646. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Do the Yankees have the right to lose any more games this season?

  647. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Pitchers Yankees dont have much success with.
    a. rookies
    b. 5 Plus e.r.a.
    c. Opponents batting over .300 against
    d.??

  648. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Same score, same starting time, our game is in the bottom of the 6th, the Sox game in the bottom of the 7th. Why do our games always seem to drag?

  649. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    “Do the Yankees have the right to lose any more games this season?”

    Yes, they can lose 46 more games this season… that way I would be correct in my prediction I gave you of a 99-63 record.

  650. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    The Clippers???? Vomit.

  651. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    lets go arod.

  652. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Lets go ALEX!

  653. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Starters we struggle against.
    a. rookeis
    b. over 5 earned run avg.
    c. team hitting over 300 against
    d. ?

  654. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    You know Alex is thinking HR.

  655. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Can he hit one more??

  656. vin May 19th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Big 2-0 pitch coming to Alex…

  657. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Oh well.

  658. carl May 19th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    :(

  659. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    This soda talk ain’t cutting it. We better start talking milkshakes.

    And no not the Dominican Big Sloppy ones.

  660. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Keep mowing them down CC.

    This is the CC they paid for.

  661. Terry from NH May 19th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    3 hits against a nobody.. What an interesting team.. You would think “smallball” would come to mind to give CC some breathing room. Maybe manufacture a run or something..

  662. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    A’s and Ray’s 0-0 bottom of the 7th.

    “Yes, they can lose 46 more games this season… that way I would be correct in my prediction I gave you of a 99-63 record.”

    :D

    Then for the next 46 losses will you please be the official STFU man on the forum when people start wheezing about the offense and/or the pitching?!?

    Odds have it the Yankees will lose at least another game this season. And maybe it will be from playing lousy, as happens to all teams in baseball, and maybe it will be from getting shut down from some ace pitcher or a pitcher who is pitching like an ace!

  663. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    cc, bruney, mo.

  664. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Catlike reflexes

  665. BP May 19th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    “GreenBeret7
    May 19th, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    ‘vin
    May 19th, 2009 at 8:08 pm’
    So is it a bald-pen now?
    ——————————————————————————————
    They weren’t throwing too well with hair, so, why not?”

    Hoping for a “Bald Pen Hammer” ;-)

  666. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    We’ve caught a lot of line drives today.

  667. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    no no bruney in this game

  668. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    CC’s last three starts have been outstanding.

  669. Dave May 19th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Hey all,
    People may have moved on from the shaved head of Phil Coke – but on the telecast they showed Bruney, Coke and I believe Abaladejo all with shaved heads. Must be a bullpen gimmick.

  670. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    “Starters we struggle against.
    a. rookeis
    b. over 5 earned run avg.
    c. team hitting over 300 against
    d. ?”

    d. Roy Halladay

  671. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    “3 hits against a nobody.. What an interesting team..”

    OH PUH-LEASE! This uninteresting team has won 7 straights game. Give it a rest.

    And the guy isn’t a nobody. He’s a major league pitcher who is having a very good night. How about giving him some credit!

    P.S. The Yankees are winning.

  672. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    95 pitches. CC can easily pitch 120. The bullpen should be silent for awhile.

  673. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 19th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Good evening, folks,

    It’s good to have an ace, isn’t it?

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  674. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I think it’s safe to say that CC is earning his money.

  675. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Would love to see CC go 8 today, only because I don’t want Bruney’s first inning to be in a 1-run game.

  676. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    That was nasty.

  677. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    When did positivity get so negative? :(

    Play today, win today, dassit!

  678. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    This is his last batter.

  679. Dave May 19th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    ehh, he’s been sick for 3 consecutive games yes but he’s got a loooot of time left. I really hate that Cashman threw in an opt-out clause too. It’s almost – ALMOST – like a downside to CC dominating.

  680. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Changeup?

  681. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    so why is it every ML pitcher has a “great night” against the Yankees?

  682. No Way Jose May 19th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Hey Girardi, let’s not burn out CC in april-may-june and leave some juice in that arm come sept-oct

  683. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Battle CC lets get out of this inning!

  684. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Wakefield pitched through the 8th. Toronto still losing 1-2.

  685. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Yeah, CC!

  686. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Bang!

  687. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! May 19th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    CC is dealin’!!!!!

    Now let’s get some runs!!!!

    Go Yanks!!!!!

  688. terpbomber May 19th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    C.C. still cruising along, which is good. But without any help, he has to continue this for the rest of the game!

  689. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    can this team please add a run or 3 this inning? Please?

  690. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    “so why is it every ML pitcher has a “great night” against the Yankees?”

    Every ML pitcher does not have a great night against the Yankees but teams do seem to get more amped up to play the Yankees.

    Derek Jeter always says that whether it’s 20-2 or 2-1, a loss is a loss. I would think he’d say the same thing about a win.

  691. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Sunny, dude, just stop. We’re WINNING.

  692. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    “Hey Girardi, let’s not burn out CC in april-may-june and leave some juice in that arm come sept-oct”

    Direct that memo to the offense. An 6+ run lead after 6 would help that. And add November to that, too ;-)

  693. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 19th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    so why is it every ML pitcher has a “great night” against the Yankees?
    ========================

    My theory is that every opposing player is auditioning for a future big contract with the Yankees.

  694. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I mean sunny, games like this happen, which is why we revamped our pitching staff.

  695. tampayank May 19th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    the Legends seats look pretty full on t.v….good to see that they are selling or are they just bumping people prior to games?

  696. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I would to, but it’s a bit disconcerting that the Yanks can’t seem to buy a hit against a guy who has a .348 BAA and a 5.27 ERA… isn’t it?

    And unfortunately, Jeter usually said that after a 20-1 loss.

  697. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    He’s a major league pitcher who is having a very good night. How about giving him some credit!

    —-

    I guess if you look at it that way. Igawa had a good start with us back when he was here.

  698. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    I went to the game on Sunday, I loved everything about the ballpark, it was amazing, the game was amazing, the park was just great.

  699. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    2-1, 6-1, 6-5, just win baby!

  700. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I’m thrilled we’re winning – trust me… but I can’t believe the Yanks are being 3 hit by a guy who couldn’t buy at out against … well everyone else.

  701. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Swisher should be benched

  702. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Nick is definitely starting to bust out. Contact before. Now a walk. That Stadium dinger is coming real soon.

  703. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Wilkins De La Rosa’s closing line: 6.2 innings, 4 hits, 2 runs, 2 earned runs, 3 walks, 5 strikeouts, 1 HRA, 2.55 ERA.

    2 ground balls, 12 flyouts. Trailing 2-1.

  704. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Now Cano has to hit one out or a double to score the run.

  705. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    sunny, who cares? We’re winning.

  706. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Cano walked again. Woohoo!

  707. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I was there Sunday and Monday

  708. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I don’t find it at all disconcerting. Anything can happen on any night. The fact that the Yankees are going for their 7th straight win tells me they’re doing something right.

    And you’re right Derek always gives that answer after the typical 20-1 loss because that’s when the vacuous Kim Jones always asks him if the loss is “devastating”.

  709. tampayank May 19th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    when is the last time Swish had a hit, it seems like he either walks or Ks…lately mostly a K

  710. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    get something here boys

  711. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “so why is it every ML pitcher has a “great night” against the Yankees?”

    Yeah that guy last night was great. He was so brilliant they had to pull him after 2/3 an inning.

  712. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “I’m thrilled we’re winning – trust me… but I can’t believe the Yanks are being 3 hit by a guy who couldn’t buy at out against … well everyone else.”

    This happens a lot. I think that pitchers get themselves pumped up to pitch against the Yankees. They try harder than they do against, say SEA.

  713. li May 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Glad to have you back, Sam. Very much enjoying your detailed and snark-free posts.

  714. tampayank May 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Jeter has the most mundane interviews but I guess it’s better than saying something stupid and regretting it later

  715. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Now the yanks could score that the picher is gone

  716. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    “Yeah that guy last night was great. He was so brilliant they had to pull him after 2/3 an inning.”

    Actually, I was sorry to see him go. I was hoping he’d pitch a complete game. We would have won 25-6. :wink:

  717. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    “I really hate that Cashman threw in an opt-out clause too.”

    The key word there is Cashman. As in, CC and his agent never asked for one.

    Honestly, I’d be surprised if he opts out after the third year. He has lived in California his whole life but in the offseason he actually sold his house and moved his family to NJ to live there year round. That doesn’t sound like someone who is willing to jet out of here in a couple years (of course, that could all change in a NY minute).

  718. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Just on the level that it’s good for the kid’s confidence I’m happy that Trembley took Bergesen out of the game.

  719. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Ray? Wasn’t he their closer?

  720. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Well it is Melky time and he has been reliable in situaitons like this.

  721. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Melk Man!

  722. Mark-Cant Touch This May 19th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Nice hit by the milkman

  723. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Melky has been hitting his butt off.

  724. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Wow, no team in the AL East has given up or scored more than 2 runs tonight.

    Yankees beating O’s 2-1
    Red Sox over Jays 2-1
    Rays and A’s scoreless

    Rays actually had the go-ahead run on 3B with 1 out in the seventh but Iwamura struck out.

  725. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Safe play. Markakis has a cannon and he’s hot too. What a combination!

  726. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Let’s get something going guys!

  727. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    What was that!!!!!

  728. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    come on.

  729. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    No DP.

  730. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Go cv (cervely)

  731. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Hell yeah error!!

  732. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    We’ll take it…

  733. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Somebody took their eye off of the ball!!!

  734. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    i’ll take it.

  735. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    game over.

  736. pat May 19th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Better to be lucky than good sometimes. :wink:

  737. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Wow are we lucky or what? I guess Cervelli just puts pressure on the defense with his blazing speed, lol.

  738. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I love my Da Melk. Delayed reaction.

    :)

  739. Mark-Cant Touch This May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Were getting all the breaks :)

  740. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    NICE.

  741. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    The King of the DP is up. I’ve got my fingers crossed!

  742. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    good point Laura.

  743. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Big frame here, Yanks. Let’s lose the drama for one night…

  744. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    nice

  745. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Does that single by Melky count towards RISP? The run did not score.

  746. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Does anyone here subscribe to the MLB TV premium? Is it worth the $99?

  747. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Battle jeter

  748. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Captain CLutch!!

  749. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    That’s our Cap, baby!!!

  750. Spiced Ham May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Jeter comes through, woo!

  751. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    DON’T DOUBT THE CAPTAIN!

  752. terpbomber May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Wow, a bases loaded situation…and they actually score!

  753. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    finally.

  754. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Jeter :)
    And nice hustle by Cervelli!

  755. BBFan May 19th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    This Cervelli kid, every hting he does is gold :)

  756. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Cervelli has been the Yankees good luck charm on this run – do not send him down if Molina gets healthy and the Yankees are still rolling. As Mariano says: You Don’t Mess with Karma!

  757. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Captain!! Good heads up Cervelli!

  758. pat May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    And once again, walks kill.

  759. JR May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    all this king of DP stuff is so annoying. THANKS CAPTAIN!

  760. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Great.

    The 8th had Edwar’s name written all over it.

  761. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    now I can exhale

  762. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Wow sunny, people are optimistic and you keep arguing and someone says something pessimistic and it’s a good point.

    That was not a DP.

    And you should change your name to dreary.

  763. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Cervelli flat out rocks.

  764. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Cervelli is fast for a catcher.

  765. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Heads up baserunning by Cervelli! I love that guy.

  766. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I have it but I only buy it monthly. It is definitely worth it. You get to watch the Yankees on a Saturday during FOX games. Also the HD is absolutely beautiful. Plus you can watch one game on the internet and another on television if you are so inclined.

    Red Sox won their game.

  767. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    gameday is taking forever!! :( – what’s the score now?

  768. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Nice heads up play from Cervelli!! More pie in the face today!! I like it!!

  769. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I feel better now :lol:

  770. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    6-1 yanks

  771. Texeiramvp May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Drive by post.

    That’s our Captain!

  772. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Reyes could learn base runing from cv (cerveli) cr LOL

  773. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Bruney up in the pen…

  774. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    oh wow – it updated :)

  775. Spiced Ham May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    JOHNNY!

  776. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Damon!

  777. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Yes…

  778. Todd May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    The floodgates have opened…………

  779. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    thanks, carl

  780. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    This was a bad night to send down Edwar Ramirez.

  781. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Yanks are rolling.

  782. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Damon!

  783. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    TEX!!!

  784. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    What a stat padder :)

  785. Spiced Ham May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    TEX MESSAGE!

  786. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    in the immortal words of Frank Barone, HOLY CRAP!!!!

  787. Texeiramvp May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    My boy is red hot…

  788. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Okay no CC and go right to Brian. Have someone else pitch the 9th.

  789. Todd May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    TEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  790. Benny Blanco May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    We are on fire.

  791. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Sweet Jesus!

    Mark Teixeira is out of his mind.

  792. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    New guy, we’d definitely love to have you on our OCCP! (Official Positive Poster’s Club)

    :)

    Sunny can you officially stop complaining or worrying now? Thanks.

  793. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Hopefully, for the next 10 games, the Yankees can score 10 runs in the first inning, and then slowly pull away.

  794. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Titanic text message

  795. grafxkid May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    We look unstoppable!! I hope Pete is at the game today!!

  796. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    oh wow – thank you Chris Ray

  797. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Go Tex!

  798. terpbomber May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    The O’s getting some additional comeuppance for plunking Tex at the beginning of the season!

  799. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I wasn’t arguing, just commenting. I just found it wierd that the Yanks historically have difficulties again pitchers that no other team does. The counter point of “don’t worry about – we’re winning” wasn’t really addressing it… that’s all. :)

  800. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Holy tex!

  801. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    So THIS is Mark Teixeira. :)

  802. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    wow – Tex is trying hard to stay ahead of Arod.

  803. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    That was BOMB.

  804. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    love it…..more….

  805. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Wow, does Tex heart ARod or what?

  806. Scorpio May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Holy smoking 7th inning! OMG!!(Insert smiley face)

  807. JCPD May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    sunny615
    May 19th, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    Does anyone here subscribe to the MLB TV premium? Is it worth the $99?

    ABSOLUTELY WORTH IT!!!

  808. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Wow!!!!!!!!!! Holy cow, what a shot by Tex – jeez!

  809. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Thanks trisha, but I don’t visit enough.

  810. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    save some runs for tomorrow. Hughesie will need run support too
    :P

  811. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Arod:Tex::Ramirez:BigPapi

  812. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Somebody check the stats. If memory serves, we always kill Ray. He was pitching when Alex hit that walk off in 2007. I think it was a Grand Slam.

  813. igotid88 May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Alex must not be happy they changed pitchers.

  814. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    please don’t tell me what to write trisha. Your stomping on my first amendment rights. :P :)

  815. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    >4. Do you think A-Rod’s return has been a big part of the team’s surge?
    >(“I don’t think it’s a coincidence,” Girardi said.)

    I concur.

  816. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    So THAT’S what OPPC means!

  817. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Holliday up against the Rays, top of the 8th. 1st and 2nd 1 out.

  818. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Hey they Yankees are finally treating a last place team like a last place team! What a concept!

  819. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Can you say flood gates have been oppened?
    Yanks winning
    Red Wings winning

    Great night!!

  820. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Thanks JCPD

  821. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Ironically, this has now turned into a game that Edwar could have safely pitched in. :(

  822. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    All right sunny fair enough.

  823. Spiced Ham May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    DAAAAAAAAAAMN

  824. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Almost……

  825. igotid88 May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    S.A.–The sun will come out tomorrow; I’m down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    save some runs for tomorrow. Hughesie will need run support too
    :P
    ___________________________—-

    I was about to say the same thing. I’m going tomorrow. Hopefully no rain-out again.

  826. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I don’t think the Yankees like cold weather.

  827. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    LOL – did you see that hug by AJ? He and Tex are BFF, lol

  828. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 19th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I believe that the floodgates have officially been opened and the fortress of offensive ineptitude has been conquered.

  829. Boston Dave (in Portland, OR) - OPPC member May 19th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    ““I really hate that Cashman threw in an opt-out clause too.”

    The key word there is Cashman. As in, CC and his agent never asked for one.”

    —————

    If there was no opt-out clause, there is no CC in NY.

  830. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I gotta say, even if people wanted to, there is nothing negative to say about the Yankees this last week, with the exception of a few bad pen moments. A Rod + Tex + Starting Pitching, maybe Cashman actually knows what he’s doing.

  831. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    That one would have definitely went if Arod was still juicing

  832. jennifer May 19th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Looks like this team is really having fun.

  833. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Memo to MLB: Here come the Yankees…

  834. igotid88 May 19th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    wrong part of the ball park Alex

  835. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Sunny from when you showed up tonight your tone was nothing but negative. Go back and read your posts!

  836. Joe I May 19th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “Ironically, this has now turned into a game that Edwar could have safely pitched in.”

    Then, he’d give Rivera the save chance. Oh wait is that Albaladejo or Veras?

  837. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Tex really put a charge into that one.

  838. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Good job guys! (refers to Yanks).

    Matsui cooling off.

  839. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Actually this works out good for Bruney – bring him back in a low pressure situation to shake the rust off.

  840. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    “If there was no opt-out clause, there is no CC in NY.”

    That might be true. I thought I had read where CC said he was going to ask for an opt out no matter where he signed.

  841. pat May 19th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Good starting pitching keeps them in games for feasting on the middle relief later.

    That’s what the Yanks have been missing the last few years.

  842. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Now is the time 2 drill !!!! Huff respect 2 joba

  843. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Boston Dave has a good point … one could argue that CC would probably be pitching for the Dodgers or Angels…

  844. Silky Johnston May 19th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I think after the Cano/A-rod hug in the dugout Cano was making fun of A-rod for whining about the ball not going out of the park, that was funny

  845. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 19th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, just got home… How did we get all these runs?

  846. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    What can you say? We’re hot.

  847. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    That was a nice hand the fans gave Ramiro Pena.

  848. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    pictures of the back of coke’s bald head :)

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....ets_a.html

  849. Tom in N.J. May 19th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    By the time CC is up for his option, Joba will be the ace of the staff…

  850. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Jeff NJ, unfortunately as great as the Yankees have been playing and as great a streak as they have put up, you absolutely know that the next game they lose or where they give up a lead or have the audacity not to hit, every AH loser poster will be here demanding their heads.

    Totally pathetic.

  851. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Great.

    The 8th had Edwar’s name written all over it.

    —————————————————-

    This was a bad night to send down Edwar Ramirez.

    ——————————————————-

    Ironically, this has now turned into a game that Edwar could have safely pitched in.

    ————————————————————

    Stop stealing my thunder!!! :lol:

  852. The Ghost May 19th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Let’s not forget – if Molina or Posada hit that ground ball to shortstop it’s an easy double play and the Yankees don’t rally. Even though Cervelli got thrown out trying to steal earlier in the game it planted the thought in the SS mind that he’d have to rush if he wanted to turn two.

  853. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Nice to see Bruney back – and it’s great that he gets to pitch in a blowout, so he can be rusty and it won’t be a big deal.

    Hate the bald head, though

  854. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    thus the OPPC, right Trisha? When’s our first club meeting?

  855. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    The Ghost-Posada could have gotten a hit.

  856. Pat M May 19th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Besides the fact that Texeria will win an MVP or two while in pinstripes, he’ll be posting Hall of Fame numbers as well….He’s that good……

  857. Silky Johnston May 19th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Nice to see Bruney back – and it’s great that he gets to pitch in a blowout, so he can be rusty and it won’t be a big deal.

    Hate the bald head, though

    ———————-
    Agreed and Agreed

  858. Joe from Long Island May 19th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Laura, i don’t hav to check stats, I was at that game, and it was a grand slam. The place went wild.

  859. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    igotid88 May 19th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    S.A.—The sun will come out tomorrow; I’m down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    save some runs for tomorrow. Hughesie will need run support too
    :P
    _——
    I was about to say the same thing. I’m going tomorrow. Hopefully no rain-out again.

    =================================

    Have fun at the game tomorrow. Hopefully Hughesie pitches somewhat well. :)

  860. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Broony lookin good

  861. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Briney’s slider looks good tonight.

  862. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    pictures of the back of coke’s bald head :)

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....ets_a.html

    ============================

    Yikes. :lol:

  863. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Nice inning for Bruney there.

    He’s crucial to the team’s success.

  864. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Bruney is back.

  865. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    “Laura, i don’t hav to check stats, I was at that game, and it was a grand slam. The place went wild.”

    That’s what I thought. One of my favorite A-Rod moments.

  866. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Bruney’s back. Now let’s hope he stays healthy.

  867. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Ha, sorry Bronx Jeers, I missed it. All props to you!

    I especially like how you were able to get your point across in a positive, caring way, imagining a safe, positive, constructive role Edwar could have played in this game. Alas, it was not to be tonight, but there is something we can hope for in the future.

  868. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Nice return inning for Bruney. He was missed a lot.

    Now bring in Tomko to finish up.

  869. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    CC was amazing tonight. The O woke up late at the right time. BP is rested. Bruney getting in work.

  870. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    welcome back, bruney – we missed you:)

  871. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en... let's try '09! May 19th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    It’s certainly nice to have Bruney back.

  872. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Rays and A’s 0-0, bottom of the 9th.

  873. cubandude May 19th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    CC for player of the game? This man has been on fire as of late!

  874. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Hey trisha, who’s the home team?

  875. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Ortiz was hitless tonight. I think he needs to sit out a few more games. LOL!

  876. hardwired May 19th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Dave Trembley: “Looks like I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.”

  877. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I went 2 camden yards last Sunday wen huff did the fist pump and I’m going Thursday 2 c joba drill huff

  878. Mark-Cant Touch This May 19th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    5 games over .500 here we come

  879. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Swisher is striking out at an Adam Dunn rate.

  880. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Cowbells mean it’s a Rays game.

    If you’re in Oakland, you have to drive to Sacramento to hear cowbells. Or at least to Vacaville.

  881. EricNS May 19th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Great job Sam but we miss you Pete!

  882. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Ortiz was hitless tonight. I think he needs to -sit out a few more games- stay in the heart of their lineup. ;)

  883. igotid88 May 19th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    # Laura – Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Swisher is striking out at an Adam Dunn rate.
    ________________________________________________

    If Gardner wasn’t hurt. I’m sure Swish would’ve been given a night off.

  884. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I did read my posts trisha and I don’t find any negativity. But with the internet, people can read tones into anything. If I’m in a grumpy mood, even “have a great day” can seem condescending. But outside of that, I honestly don’t see the need to meet anyone’s approval on how I post or what I write. I cheer for my team in my own way and I shouldn’t have to meet anyone’s criteria for fandom. As I don’t ask you to cheer for the Yanks anyone else’s way. I find it disconcerting that you would criticize my posts for negativity when I even posted “wonder what Moose is up to?” or “Tex will homer”. Not exactly “this team sucks” IMO. And the question came actually after I read S.O.S’s post:
    S.o.S.
    May 19th, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    Starters we struggle against.
    a. rookeis
    b. over 5 earned run avg.
    c. team hitting over 300 against
    d. ?

    so I thought it was a legitimate question. My posts may have been curt sometimes, but 1) they weren’t directed at anyone, and 2) I think it’s actually ok to be disappointed that this team with the likes of Arod and Tex have difficulties even getting hits off a pitcher they should by all rights be teeing off of. What’s so wrong about that? And to quote SJ44… not that I’m trying to sound mean or anything, but if you really have problems with my posts, please skip them. Just because you post here a million times a day doesn’t make you it’s owner, nor does it give you the right to criticize other posters. And I didn’t even say once, the Yanks suck or anything ridiculous like that. I hope you can realize what you’re doing here but whatever the case, I will continue to post (as I’ve been here since the very beginning) and post what I feel at the moment without having to think about getting the “OPPC” stamp of approval first. And I don’t believe I should have to. I hope I don’t come off as condescening myself here, but making me feel like a substandard yankee fan because I don’t cheer like you do is IMO, a little unfair.

  885. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    If you’re in Oakland, you have to drive to Sacramento

    ————

    As shaq would say the city of queens.

  886. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Thanks Nick.

    Go A’s!

  887. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Key pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. Alex is back. Tex is shaking off his annual slow start. The starters are keeping us in the game. Timely hitting. The kids are contributing. Etc. We’re in a better place at this point in the season (regardless of record) than we’ve been in a while. And if Wanger is 90% of his old self, look out. We’re off to the races…

  888. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    “thus the OPPC, right Trisha? When’s our first club meeting?”

    :)

    Well the cool thing is that the club hasn’t stopped meeting since it assembled. We will probably call for a quorum though the next time the boo birds descend here!

  889. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    sunny, I think your point is well made.

    You did seem kind of negative though.

  890. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Person: maybe I’m moodier than most. I am passionate about -my- our Yankees.

  891. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    :)

  892. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    sunny,
    I agree that you dont have to always be positive and you have been here for a hell of a long time. You actually intorduced me to blockquote(thought i would forget didnt you?) But damn. Did you have to throw me under the bus. I might lose my OPP card for that.

  893. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Did ne1 sit in the bleechers lately ?

  894. Laura - Win together, strike out alone! May 19th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Nick, unfortunately, even with Ortiz dying a slow and painful offensive death, the Crock Sox still find ways to win. It’s enough to make you hurl.

  895. Person May 19th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    No worries sunny.

  896. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Sorry SOS. Didn’t mean to do that. I actually thought I was doing you a favor saying what a great question. :)

    And yes, actually, I did forget about that blockquote! :D

  897. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Ballgame over!

  898. RS May 19th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Tomko should have done a huge fist pump :)

  899. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Defend your rights, Sunny. A gloomy sunny is an oxymoron. Can’t happen. Point, Defense.

  900. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I’m rooting for the Sox.

    Toronto is pis$ing me off.

  901. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Is shelly d still hurt ?

  902. pat May 19th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    No My9 jinx tonight.

  903. carl May 19th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    GJ Tomko!

  904. talltenor May 19th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Off-topic, I know but…

    THREE CHEERS FOR DONTRELLE WILLIS! I just got back to my Detroit hotel from tonight’s Tigers-Rangers game. The D-Train went 6.1 innings, giving up only *one* hit. He walked two, but struck out five. The highest I noticed on the speed-display was “only” 91, but he obviously had good command, and he mixed his pitches well.

    I’d seen him pitch an awful start against the Mets, in Miami back in ’06. On that night, Willis was rocked for seven runs. The ever-classy Mets fans (who outnumbered the home fans by about 3:1 that night), saluted Willis with ape-noises. Nice job, Mets fans… NOT!

  905. abernste May 19th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Key pieces of the puzzle are falling into place. Alex is back. Tex is shaking off his annual slow start. The starters are keeping us in the game. Timely hitting. The kids are contributing. Etc. We’re in a better place at this point in the season (regardless of record) than we’ve been in a while. And if Wanger is 90% of his old self, look out. We’re off to the races…

    ——————————————–

    Totally agree with you, Pepitone’s Hairdryer. One more thing — and I realize I have no basis for saying this other than what I see on TV and read here and in the paper — this team seems to have a chemistry that’s been missing the past few years. These guys really appear to have something going, and it’s only going to get stronger as the season goes on.

  906. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    sunny615: what, you dare object to LoHud McCarthyism??

    Hey, the Yankees won 8 pennants under manager Joe McCarthy!

  907. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Cervelli (to Waldman): “We have a a lot of good ambience in the dugout.”

    Gotta love it.

  908. S.o.S. May 19th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    And yes, actually, I did forget about that blockquote!

    ———-

    Damn your so much more computer savvy than i am. One smiley face bigger than the other(more white teeth). I wont ask how you did it. Ill do the baby steps thing. A fat and slow baby that is.

    I read it again and i will change that into a compliment. Thank you and forget i said anything about the bus driving.

  909. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    sunny -

    “This is ridiculous… why is it craptastic pitchers start pitching like aces against the Yankees?????”

    “that was a waste”

    “so why is it every ML pitcher has a “great night” against the Yankees?”

    Those may have been innocuous in your mind when you posted them but they seemed like the same whining that we get treated to every evening. Several people told you to stop so others obviously were reading them the same way.

    Yes you are right that you have the right to say whatever you want, and I have the right to comment on whatever you say.

    You are also right about skipping posts when you don’t like them. Maybe that’s what I should have done. Fair enough point.

  910. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    thanks Bo… i think. :P

  911. Yankeejewboy May 19th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Never root 4 the sox

  912. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Eat those wheaties tomorrow morning Hughesie! We need to continue winning

  913. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    And the pen gets 6 straight outs.

    Could they be paying homage to the 6 bombs Edwar gave up?

    I’d like to think so.

  914. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Going to the 11th in Tampa. We can all agree on this: go A’s!

  915. New Guy May 19th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    jewboy-I feel dirty for typing it. But it’s true.

  916. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    And Sunny, I don’t get to post here a million times a day. You must have me mixed up with someone else.

  917. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    This is ridiculous… why is it craptastic pitchers start pitching like aces against the Yankees????? – where was I wrong about a pitcher with a .348 BAA pitching like … well… CC against the Yankees who had 3 hits through 6 innings?

    that’s a waste – was refering to the Cervelli caught stealing when Jeter walked a pitch later.

    so why is it every ML pitcher has a “great night” against the Yankees?? – and going back as far as 2006, have the Yanks not struggled against pitchers they’ve never seen before? Rookies? Is that not a fair question?

  918. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    S.A. – the ESPN website shows Joba going tomorrow…

  919. RS May 19th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Crawford leads of the 10th inning with a single but the Rays don’t score.

  920. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Is it Joba tomorrow? I thought Hughes.
    Oh well

  921. Noreaster May 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    OK, Great game. Maybe we have 4 guys we can count on in the Pen now…Mo, Bruney, Tomko and Coke. Joe’s gotta use Tomko right, but he might be a nice addition.

    Looks like this could be a fun year after all.

  922. Joe from Long Island May 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    talltenor – I’ve been a D-train fan for a while, he seemed similar to Mark Fidrych when he first came up. He’s had a very rough time of it the past couple of years, and I thought he had truly lost it. I hope he succeeds here, except for when he pitches against the Yanks, of course.

    Re: classless Mets’ fans – isn’t that phrase redundant?

  923. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    De La Rosa has pitched very well since his promotion to Trenton. 21 strikeouts in 17.2 innings with 16 hits. The downside is 7 walks and two homers allowed. Still solid pitching in his 3 starts. Took the 3-1 loss. He allowed 2 runs in 6.2 innings.

  924. Noreaster May 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    ESPN announced Hughes tomorrow and Joba on Thursday.

  925. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I was being sarcastic Trisha. Believe it or not, I’m not attacking you. Like I said previously, the internet allows for misreadings of all kinds on any kind of comment. I don’t mind you going all OPPC at all. But my point was, I’m not a troll, and I felt like I was being treated like one just because I was upset about the offense. Can I not root for my own team in my own way? I am passionate about this team and being upset at a bad AB or pitch does not make me (or anyone else) a bad fan IMO. And for me, I try not to judge other people for their opinions.

  926. Sweet_Lou_in_Vermont May 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    10 wins-in-a-row has a nice ring to it……..

  927. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Wait, never mind. It is Hughes tomorrow. I just checked ESPN and yankees.com

  928. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    my9 = no post game, too :(

  929. Pat M May 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    These are the type of streaks we’re going to see all summer long….This is a lethal ballclub, only to get deeper and stronger in the upcoming weeks……I’m looking forward to reading Rebecca’s blog tonight….You guys should check it out, she writes great summeries…..

  930. duuk tsarith May 19th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    uh-oh, the thought police are out in full force.

    you will conform.

    resistance is futile.

  931. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Nice win – CC did what aces do and completely shut the O’s down. It’s not like he had any room to breathe, either, as the Yankees were stuck on 2 runs for most of the game. I love how they took advantage of the error – this is what the great Yankees teams used to do. If an opposing team gave them an extra out, the Yankees would just murder them. Also, it was nice to see that Tomko didn’t fool around out there. Many times, you see guys with big leads struggle to throw strikes and then someone else in the pen has to get up……..tonight, the Yanks just put their feet on the O’s throat and didn’t let up.

  932. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Somehow by definition dugout does not equate with ambience. Maybe it’s just me. After all it’s the new Yankee Stadium. To me it’s always been sunflower shells and a lot of spitting.

  933. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    sunny – all fair questions. And you know that sometimes tone doesn’t transfer well over the internet. You can probably tell from my reaction and the reaction of others that we have gotten so tired of being inundated with negative crap during games. The craziest part is it’s during games the Yankees end up winning – meaning the fools don’t even give the Yankees a chance to finish out the game before they start jumping from bridges and hating on every Yankee player. You can imagine that it does ruin the enjoyment of the game for others who aren’t as “skitterish”.

    So I will apologize to you if I came down too hard on you.

    I guess it is really a two-way street though because just as someone has the right to post the most asinine pathetic bridge-jumper posts, so do others have the right to call them on it. (not a reference to your posts tonight)

    If we can’t enjoy a Yankee win without the drama and trauma that comes from the entitled, I just don’t even want to think about a Yankee loss!

  934. Pel (Uncertainty is certain.) May 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    my9 having all kinds of problems

  935. carl May 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Gammons:”I think A-Rod and Tex are becoming what Ortiz and Manny were for 6 years”

  936. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Okay – does MY9 really even want to do these games? Audio difficulties to begin the game, now audio/video difficulties in the recap. Sheesh!

  937. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Alex and Tex need a good nickname – they are going to be death on opposing pitchers. Since the Yankees are the Evil Empire, how about the Death Stars? Sorry, terrible I know, lol

  938. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Hey Nick, classic two step whack. Too bad you didn’t get the predictable first response. Bummer.

  939. OPPC Monitor May 19th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Trish,

    What time are you done for the night?

    Only so I know when to start my shift. Thanks!

    I will keep an eye on sunny.

  940. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Sorry you guys are right. I was looking at Thursday’s schedule.

  941. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Master Philip is scheduled to start tomorrow night… he went 5 days ago, Friday night, and Joba followed Saturday afternoon.

    sunny, there is a current movement to combat those who call games over down by a run in the 3rd inning (or only up by a run or two in the 8th, sometimes). It is unfortunate that you were wrongly lumped in with those melefactors and I applaud you for standing up for yourself.

    I am sure that no one meant any personal offense towards you. It’s kind of like the madness of the French Revelution; sometimes innocent heads will roll. Wait, that analogy is flawed…

  942. E-gawa May 19th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Nice win.. I hope Hughes brings his A game tomorrow. It would be great to see them get double digits on this run.

  943. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    “my9 = no post game, too”

    Rishi,

    They do one but it’s not very good. Russ Salzberg hosts.

    Currently I’m trying to locate his neck.

  944. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    LOL per post-game on MY 9 – CC held the WWF wrestling belt and passed it on to Tex – I guess 2 heroes tonight, lol.

  945. hardwired May 19th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    holliday w/a 3-run bomb.

  946. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Matt Holliday goes yard, 3-run bomb! 3-0 A’s in the 11th.

  947. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Carl – did Gammons say that? LOL ……..I can’t wait until Alex really takes off – maybe people will start appreciating him now.

  948. Dan May 19th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Since when does Brett Tomko throw 93-94? He’s always had good control so maybe he can be a good short reliever candidate.

  949. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Poor Minny has really been taking it on the chin.

  950. RS May 19th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Holliday with a 3-run HR!

  951. JCPD May 19th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Holliday with a 3 run homer. Go A’s

  952. Michel May 19th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    I heard someone call them the Boras Boys before.

  953. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 19th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Are you guys positive in the real world too? Or is this club strictly limited to the Yankees?

  954. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Teixiera:

    “Cream pies are for walk offs”

  955. talltenor May 19th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Joe from LI:

    Oh, I concur totally. I’ll cheer for Willis as long as he’s not pitching against the Yanks! The home crowd gave him a huge ovation when Leyland took him out. Willis also gave the home plate ump a nice little salute, which the ump returned. That was pretty cool, too.

  956. Pepitone's Hairdryer May 19th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    “this team seems to have a chemistry that’s been missing the past few years. These guys really appear to have something going”

    —-

    abernste — Agreed! We’ve heard in the media the ‘chemistry’ thing was missing since ‘the run’, and they tried to report it was back in recent seasons, but it really wasn’t. Maybe we needed a full year away from the Torre ‘system” (no negative, tho, I love Joe and how he was the right guy at the right time.) But give Cashman credit for not only the right talent, but good guys that also ‘fit’. It counts for something. It has to.

  957. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    There are rules for the pies. :lol:

  958. duuk tsarith May 19th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Christina, I can just picture Trisha admonishing one of her 20 cats for looking “pouty”.

  959. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Why ask a poll question if you’re going to tell people they’re wrong??? How obnoxious.

  960. sunny615 May 19th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    You have good points as well trisha. And I understand what you mean about trying to enjoy the game with other online posters… but from what I know, there are fans of all (pardon the pun) stripes in Yankeeland (or Hank’s YankeeVerse). Some are cheerful and thoroughly confident – like yourself trisha. Others are just full of wit and humor like Nick in SF. And others are sardonic and sarcastic (like kasey – sorry dewd but you know it’s true). I don’t think any of them are “bad” or “whiney” or whatever Yankee fans. They’re Yankee fans and they *IMO* are allowed to root for their team in their own way. Whether to post doom and gloom/reality bites stuff (kasey – sorry again dewd!) or OPPC cheerleading stuff. I’m probably somewhere in the middle… I enjoy the team immensely and (again) am passionate about it to the point where my wife knows to avoid me for an hour or two after a loss and come running when they win. And only the Yankee God truly knows that there are probably a 1000 more different kinds…

    Unfortunately, with a blog as popular as this one you’re probably going to get those bridge jumpers as much as those OPPC fans. It’s difficult to weed them out and probably the best way is to ignore them. If I ever say anything with the words Yankees and suck (Hell will freeze first), I’ll happily take any medicine you want to dish out. :)

    I hope in the future not to get in the way of your enjoyment of a game, but at the same time, if I see something afoul (like Girardi bringing Veras in) I’m probably going to post something non-OPPC.

    Thanks for the conversation.

  961. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Girardi”

    “CC was going out for the 8th until we scored those runs”

  962. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    “Are you guys positive in the real world too? Or is this club strictly limited to the Yankees?”

    If that’s a serious question I can only answer for myself but I tend to think that it’s impossible to be negative by nature elsewhere and show up here and be positive. I am definitely optimistic by nature. I also get the sense that the others who are “club members” probably share the trait of being sunny by nature rather than gloomy. Just a guess.

  963. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I hope in the future not to get in the way of your enjoyment of a game, but at the same time, if I see something afoul (like Girardi bringing Veras in) I’m probably going to post something non-OPPC.

    ================================

    Oh when Veras comes into a game, my smile turns upside down and my blood pressure goes up.

  964. Christina - new pictures on the blog May 19th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    It was a serious question Trisha. I only ask because I had a dreadfully bad day today and spent a good hour just cursing everything out as I was getting lost in the city. I actually thought to myself that I would benefit from being part of the positive people of america club. Being negative and angry is no fun.

  965. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hughes to the BP went from an ESPN Chat question to a full on blog entry:

    http://myespn.go.com/blogs/swe.....lpen-.html

  966. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    OMG Gammons playing the electric guitar with no amp on BBTN

    Now THAT was some funny sh-t.

  967. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    “it’s called the mitchell report and I wrote it”…FINALLY THE TRUTH COMES OUT!!

  968. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    A’s win.

    When the Yankees lose, that can suck!

  969. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    No one loves the pies as much as I do, but if you keep doing that after every game, it loses something…….I’m not sure that AJ will save the pies only for walk offs, but he’s got to bide his time and choose his spots.

  970. duuk tsarith May 19th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    “You’ve been looking pouty all night, Mr. Bojangles. Bad kitty!”

  971. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Sunny – you make very good points. I hear what you’re saying. In terms of ignoring bridgejumpers, they all show up when things aren’t going well so they make it impossible to ignore. But during those games I do have the company of people like Boston Dave, DT, Angel, S.A. and others who call them on the BS and also try to accentuate the positive. So we all do the best we can.

    But a good note is that at least two posters last night said they were going to attempt to leave the dark side! So maybe our drive to be positive may end up with converts or at least will get some people to be more introspective about the negative stuff.

    I wish the world were kumbaya by nature. That would suit someone like me best. Sucking lemons has never been my strong suit – making lemonade out of them has been.

    Oh well.

  972. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    “Are you guys positive in the real world too? Or is this club strictly limited to the Yankees?”

    While I don’t know Trisha personally, I think that if we were in Hell together she’d be telling me how much money I would be saving on my air conditioning bill.

    Not that I think you’re headed there Trisha. Just the opposite. :lol:

  973. Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime May 19th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I would like to make one thing clear with this OPPC thing.

    Whatever happens, I am STILL Optimist Prime. No one is allowed to take that from me. Ever.

  974. carl May 19th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Betsy Gammons did say it.

  975. Fan Interference May 19th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    This team turned it around when Arod came back.

  976. tb646 May 19th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Trisha, considered how much you have to explain yourself, can’t you just maybe esit yourself? Like, a stitch in time saves nine, and saves the rest of us dozens of lines of you explaining yourself.

  977. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Christina, and we would welcome you with open arms! Hey give it a try, you might like it!!!!!

    :)

  978. Bo knows May 19th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Now there’s a positive statement. Good on ya.

  979. DT - OPPC Member (I ain't no negative nancy) May 19th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    ” I am definitely optimistic by nature. I also get the sense that the others who are “club members” probably share the trait of being sunny by nature rather than gloomy. Just a guess.”

    I’m Naughty by Nature. I thought that’s were the whole OPP club thing came from. I need to stop falling asleep during meetings.

  980. Cam May 19th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    that was what everything coming together looks like

  981. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    :lol:

    You are a funnny dude!!!!!

  982. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Big ouch for Cleveland. Lee turns over a 5-2 lead to Kerry wood. 9th inning, first batter is out. Back-to-back homers, walk, triple and sac fly. game over.

  983. Forntoso May 19th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Kerry Wood blows a 3 run lead in the 9th, Royals win

  984. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    “Whatever happens, I am STILL Optimist Prime. No one is allowed to take that from me. Ever.”

    Hell you can be the honorary president. The more the merrier. It’s all about positive.

    :)

  985. Doreen May 19th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Torre came out to argue another call – Wright was called safe at second on a steal – he was probably just out – but it wasn’t all that obvious. Anyway, point being, Torre sure is a lot more animated in SoCal than he’d been in NYC.

  986. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Anyway Boston Dave had nominated you to be in the club so we had listed you as a member.

  987. Betsy May 19th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Carl, thanks.

    Alex is an amazing player, but with all the distractions surrounding him, sometimes it’s almost forgotten. He’s going to have a monstrous year. As to Tex, that was a majestic shot he it – what a beautiful swing he has. These guys are going to do some serious damage this year…….

  988. pat May 19th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Here’s the story on the little boy they were showing during the game-

    “It was quite a night for 6-year-old Tommy Belsky of Hopewell, N.J. Celebrating one year free of leukemia, he toured the Yankees clubhouse, sat in a front-row seat, was shown on the scoreboard, taught his secret handshake to Nick Swisher, met Jeter and A-Rod and played catch with 2B Robinson Cano.”

  989. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Poor Tribe.

  990. V Torch May 19th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    So can the Mutts win a series in Fenway this weekend?

  991. Clayton May 19th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Hughes better not blow the win steak tomorrow

  992. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    pat
    May 19th, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    Here’s the story on the little boy they were showing during the game-

    “It was quite a night for 6-year-old Tommy Belsky of Hopewell, N.J. Celebrating one year free of leukemia, he toured the Yankees clubhouse, sat in a front-row seat, was shown on the scoreboard, taught his secret handshake to Nick Swisher, met Jeter and A-Rod and played catch with 2B Robinson Cano.”

    ————————————————————

    Nice story, Pat. I wonder if little Tommy could give little Nicky some batting tips.

  993. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC May 19th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Lakers vs Nuggets-pretty good game so far

  994. DT - OPPC Member (I ain't no negative nancy) May 19th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Nick in SF –

    you are my funny mentor, but where is your OPPC ribbon on your tag name?

    I wear the ribbon. She wears the ribbon. We all wear the ribbon. You must wear the ribbon! Don’t make me call Cedric and Bob.

    So! What’s it going to be? Are you going to wear the ribbon?

  995. OAK Man May 19th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    And of course, Ken Davidoff links a nice article about how CC has adjusted to NY and adds “I still think he opts out and heads West in 2011″.

    God, from the middle of next year on, that opt out talk is going to be infuriating.

  996. Joe I May 19th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “So can the Mutts win a series in Fenway this weekend?”

    They have Johan, Pelfrey and either Redding or Maine pitching there.

  997. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Twins put Glen Perkins on the DL today for an inflamed elbow. Surprisingly, it wasn’t for whiplash after last night.

    Sean Henn was called up.

  998. 7*7 May 19th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    As long as Livan isin’t starting in Fenway, Mets probably can steal a game.

    Last time they went to Fenway in 06, they got swept.

  999. duuk tsarith May 19th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Fans b.tching & moaning during game threads is certainly not a unique Yankee fan phenomenon.

    Browse through any MLB forum and you’re certain to encounter this. In fact, it gets no worse than SOSH (those guys are the ultimate doomsayers, and w/no filters (it gets FILTHY)).

    While I can certainly understand wishing to maintain a positive vibe, it’s also a good thing to vent from time to time.

    You know what they say: serenity now, but insanity later.

    Y

  1000. m May 19th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Gammons:”I think A-Rod and Tex are becoming what Ortiz and Manny were for 6 years”

    Roiding cheats? :(

  1001. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Sean Henn – blast from the past :)

  1002. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Rishi
    May 19th, 2009 at 10:57 pm
    Sean Henn – blast from the past

    Yeah…Lots of blasts, and sadly, not far enough in the past.

  1003. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Nuggets are going to test the Lake Show big time this series. It should be great to watch. Nuggets are the trendy pick but you still have to beat Kobe. That’s easier said than done.

    But Melo is REALLY coming into his own. Billups pushes him to improve and its great to see Anthony showing how good he really could be.

    The freaking Yankees are looking good. Not much to complain about right now. Winning 7 straight with so many guys down. Bruney just got back. Alex is back. Wang is close. Posada is close. Nady is rehabbing, as is Molina. Tex is hitting the ball. CC is dominating.

    Seriously, logic tells me this team is going to win a ton of games this year. I feel better about the organization as a whole than I have in a long time, maybe since 2001-2002. There are a TON of exciting prospects between 1-3 years away.

  1004. Joe I May 19th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Gammons:”I think A-Rod and Tex are becoming what Ortiz and Manny were for 6 years”

    The subjects of Gammons wet dreams?

  1005. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    GB :) hope he does well for them – as long as it’s never against the Yankees…

  1006. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    vent from time to time.

    ————————————————————

    Venting does not equal wall-to-wall whining.

  1007. pat May 19th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Going to Citifield is hazardous to your health.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....9713.story

  1008. Rich May 19th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Rooting for a Denver/Houston NBA finals

  1009. Bronx Jeers May 19th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Gammons:”I think A-Rod and Tex are becoming what Ortiz and Manny were for 6 years”

    The subjects of Gammons wet dreams?

    ———————————————————

    Oh my.

    Gammons probably had to throwback a few to get those words out.

  1010. Joe I May 19th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “Rooting for a Denver/Houston NBA finals”

    That’s impossible!

  1011. Trevor May 19th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Damn I think the RS miss Santana in the series. Santana pitched this past Saturday. Next start is Thursday.
    Unless the Mets have an off day he won’t pitch against the RS.

  1012. Tippy Turtle May 19th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    First time posting here. I just want to ask, how old are you people? I was looking for a decent Yankee forum, I seem to have found a bunch of glee club wannabes.

    The women I can understand. The others, well, I know I won’t be running into any of you at Stilleto.

    This is WEAK. Check out pinstripesplus.com for a real Yankee forum.

  1013. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Rishi
    May 19th, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    GB hope he does well for them – as long as it’s never against the Yankees…

    ————————————————————

    As long as Gardenhire doesn’t pitch Henn against Boston, Torobto and Tampa. He kills Baltimore, though.

  1014. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Trisha I tried to ask you about this the other day….

    I saw my name listed in the OPPC and was wondering who nominated me. I’m honored to be considered but not positive I belong.

    I don’t know if I can live up to the standards it expects. I’m positive and encouraging most of the time, but I’ll let a player (or poster) have it if I think they’re not performing up to par. Sometimes I don’t show any mercy.

    Anyway, I’ll stay in the OPPC but I’m not holding anything back!

  1015. Joe I May 19th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “Damn I think the RS miss Santana in the series. Santana pitched this past Saturday. Next start is Thursday.
    Unless the Mets have an off day he won’t pitch against the RS.”

    Mets have an off day Thursday. I know, Selig will get reprimanded by Lucchino, Henry and Theo for allowing the Mets a travel day from LA to Boston.

  1016. pat May 19th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Wang wants to come back, Cervelli is funny and updates on Posada, Nady and Ramirez.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....8448.story

  1017. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Tippy Turtle
    May 19th, 2009 at 11:03 pm
    First time posting here. I just want to ask, how old are you people? I was looking for a decent Yankee forum, I seem to have found a bunch of glee club wannabes.

    The women I can understand. The others, well, I know I won’t be running into any of you at Stilleto.

    This is WEAK. Check out pinstripesplus.com for a real Yankee forum.

    ————————————————————

    And, just by reading this post of yours, I’d say that you’re still 5 years away from your junior high school prom.

  1018. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    miggs, I’m trying to remember who nominated you. If you’re really interested I could try to go back to that thread and figure it out. I know it hit me as a good idea when the person said it.

  1019. Josh May 19th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    I’ve got plenty of faith Hughes will show up tomorrow. Him staying in the majors depends on what he does tomorrow night and I think he will finally realize that.

  1020. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    DT: I like to be positive by example, not self-identification. It’s easy to talk the positive talk, but it’s harder to really walk the positive walk.

    I still vividly recall an OPPC member conceding a recent game as a loss and leaving LoHud in a huff, and not an Aubrey Huff either. And then the Yankees won the game! A hearty few of us stayed to fly the banner of positivity – I think you were one of them!

    I don’t have positivity in my name, but it’s in my blood.

    Seriously, I’m A+.

  1021. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Interesting:

    “New York Yankees reliever Brian Bruney blamed an 8 1/2 -minute wait during an umpires’ video review for causing a strained flexor muscle in his right elbow.

    Bruney went on the disabled list April 25, six days after he was warming up in the bullpen during the seventh inning when umpires checked video before upholding a home run by teammate Jorge Posada. Bruney then entered in the eighth and got three outs.

    “Major League Baseball needs a way to figure out if it’s a home run or not,” Bruney said Monday. “It shouldn’t take 8 1/2 minutes, and I think that’s what screwed me up.”

    Bruney pitched just once after the April 19 game, throwing an inning on April 21 before going on the DL. He said it was obvious to him from the first replay that Posada’s drive just over the right-field wall against Indians reliever Jensen Lewis was a home run.

    He called the players’ association and learned only then that replays are provided to umpires from a central location.

    “I don’t know what the 8 1/2 minutes was all about,” he said. “I don’t know if like somebody was on lunch break or what.”

    Bruney kept on warming up, not sure how long it would take for umpires to return to the field.

    “I could have quit throwing, I could have waited and started again,” he said. “I don’t know if he’s coming out in 30 seconds or 3 minutes or 8 1/2 minutes. It turned about to be the latter. I mean, that’s a long time for a reliever to be throwing or any pitcher to be throwing.”

  1022. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    miggs
    May 19th, 2009 at 11:05 pm
    Trisha I tried to ask you about this the other day….

    I saw my name listed in the OPPC and was wondering who nominated me. I’m honored to be considered but not positive I belong.

    I don’t know if I can live up to the standards it expects. I’m positive and encouraging most of the time, but I’ll let a player (or poster) have it if I think they’re not performing up to par. Sometimes I don’t show any mercy.

    Anyway, I’ll stay in the OPPC but I’m not holding anything back!

    ————————————————————

    Miggs, I think this started out as a joke, because of the whiners that started when the first pitch was out of the strike zone. It was discovered that it bothered the whiners more to have this on the board more than it promoted any positives….although, the winning streak started at the same time.

  1023. Someone Else May 19th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    “While I can certainly understand wishing to maintain a positive vibe, it’s also a good thing to vent from time to time.”

    Venting’s fine and all.. but, uh… enjoy the winning streak a little, y’know?

    The myth that the Yankees struggle against mediocre pitchers all the time is just that – a myth. See: Glen Perkins, Scott Richmond, Jeff Niemann (oh, they only scored two, but they knocked him out in less than 4 innings), etc.

    This team is scoring runs. Lots of them. The offense has NOT been the problem with this team. 5.5 runs per game. They’ve been shut out ZERO times. Scored 1 run twice. 2 runs twice. 3 runs 4 times. 4 runs 8 times. 5 runs 7 times. 6 runs 4 times. 7 runs 4 times. 8 runs twice. 9 runs twice. 10 runs once. 11 runs 3 times.

    They’ve scored more than 9 runs just as many times as they’ve scored less than 3. Damn, that’s good.
    11 3

  1024. miggs May 19th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    For example,you will rarely read anything positive from me when Jose veras is either in the game or ABOUT to enter the game.

    Odds are I’ll post something like “Why Girardi, why?” or “isn’t there anyone else?”

  1025. GreenBeret7 May 19th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    miggs
    May 19th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    “isn’t there anyone else?”

    ————————————————————

    Girardi says the same thing.

  1026. Rishi May 19th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    new post

  1027. DT - OPPC Member (It's in our blood) May 19th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    I don’t think it’s a negative to say the Yanks struggle against pitchers they haven’t seen before. I don’t have the numbers, but it seems to happen a lot.

    The game isn’t played on paper though. Just because a guy struggles against other teams – doesn’t mean he can’t go against the norm and pitch well against the Yanks.

    It’s the Yanks, it’s Yankee Stadium. If that doesn’t pump an opposing pitcher a little nothing will.

  1028. Nick in SF May 19th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “The game isn’t played on paper though. ”

    Mrs. Matsui would never allow it.

  1029. DT - OPPC Member (It's in our blood) May 19th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Nick – the ribbon thing was a Seinfeld takeoff ya know.

    I know you are a positive dude.

  1030. trisha - OPPC member and proud of it May 19th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Miggs – do you think you could try something like “geeze I hope Jose Veras gets the job done tonight!” Kind of says the same thing only with a nicer ring to it.

    :lol:

  1031. Tippy Turtle May 19th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “And, just by reading this post of yours, I’d say that you’re still 5 years away from your junior high school prom.”

    I’m sorry, is that supposed to be a dis or a joke?

    It fails at both.

    Leave the humor to those more qualified.


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