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CC: Biceps tendinitis

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jun 21, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

CC Sabathia told reporters after the game that he was checked out by Dr. Dan Kanell and was told he had biceps tendinitis.

While that is potentially more serious that simple “biceps tightness” as the Yankees reported, Sabathia said it has bothered him before between starts over the years and that he wanted to stay in the game.

CC also said with conviction that he planned to make his next start. No tests are planned. He will get treatment tomorrow in Atlanta.

Meanwhile, the game was played under protest by Joe Girardi. The Marlins, he contends, made an illegal substitution in the eighth inning.

Relief pitcher Leo Nunez was placed in the first slot in the batting order. But Chris Coghlan, who was batting first, ran out to left field and was there for one pitch. That’s when Girardi went out to see the umpires.

The umpires made Florida take Coghlan out of the game. Girardi wanted Nunez taken out of the game.

The protest, in theory, could be upheld and cause the game to be replayed from that point.

 
 

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136 Responses to “CC: Biceps tendinitis”

  1. Carl June 21st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    uhoh

  2. Betsy June 21st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Ugh – I don’t ever want to hear the word “tendonitis” again. Joba had it…..may still be feeling the effects. Tex had it – it affected him for weeks. Marte had it……..is still not right. What a good day for the Yankees.

  3. Dave June 21st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Maybe we can replay the game when the offense decides to show up.

  4. EvoLuTioN June 21st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Ugh. They should definitely give some tests. It can’t hurt and better than playing the guessing game

  5. RalphieD (OPPC all day) June 21st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    if they win the protest they would have to travel all the way to florida to play 2 innings and have to score 3 runs…that doesnt sound fun…

  6. Cycle June 21st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    We have the worst training staff in sports, so I wouldn’t be surprised if this is worse than we’re being led to believe.

  7. dan 771 June 21st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    yeah… tomko should be up here instead of melancon

    what great roster management by our GM

  8. Stephen June 21st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Cycle,

    Tell that to a Mets fan!

  9. m June 21st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    So that would give us 6 outs for 3 runs? I’d settle for a Boston losing streak instead…

  10. NITRO June 21st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Agree, Ralph. It’s not worth it.

    If it were a 1-run game, then maybe.

  11. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    They could always replay it when ever they are in FLA playing Tampa.

  12. Clycle June 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Stephen,

    We made Gardner fly to Miami with a concussion… so we’re not much better than the Mets in that regard like they did with Church.

  13. Tino 27 June 21st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I wish Brett Gardner’s fire and passion could rub off on the rest of the team

    A player who shows up every plate appearance, every game, every play in the field…. what a novel concept. He is a Red Sox type player.

  14. John June 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    cycle, actually i think the mets have the worst training staff in MLB…maybe history

  15. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    serenity now

  16. E-Rod June 21st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    The team would probably make all 6 outs on 11 pitches.

  17. Joe June 21st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Francessa should be fun tomorrow

    Plenty of the “the veterans don’t like Girardi” and “Red Sox develop studs like Hunter Jones” comments.

  18. MaineYankee June 21st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Clycle
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    Stephen,

    We made Gardner fly to Miami with a concussion… so we’re not much better than the Mets in that regard like they did with Church.

    ———————————————

    Where was it said he had a concussion?

  19. Rebecca-Optimist Prime June 21st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Protests usually are not upheld, right?

  20. EvoLuTioN June 21st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    maybe francesa will talk about how hanley robbed jeter in the 9th

  21. Fireman June 21st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    1. Fire the pitching coach
    2. Fire the strength coach
    3. Fire the hitting coach
    4. Fire the bullpen coach
    5. Fire the advanced scout

    And if they don’t make the playoffs, then the manager and GM must go.

  22. Betsy June 21st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I’m not listening to any sports radio tomorrow and I should have a lighter heart for it………..Francesa might as well be spitting into the wind.

  23. Zack June 21st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Still have 16 games left on the West Coast where we historically never play well.

    Still have 7 with the Angels, 10 with Tampa, 10 with Boston.

    But hey, that’s ok. Let’s keep giving away games against the inferior NL teams while our rivals pick up games and pad their record.

  24. Lara08 June 21st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    No they usually aren’t Rebecca.

  25. Pat M. June 21st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Evolution, no tee-ball practice today ????

  26. Lara08 June 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Fireman, I thought your name was about being a firefighter. But it doesn’t seem that way. :)

  27. Joe from Long Island June 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I wonder if that Dr. Dan Kanell who examined CC is related to Danny Kanell, the former NY Giants QB (late 90s, I think)? Kanell the QB went to FSU. His dad, perhaps?

  28. MaineYankee June 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Zack
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    Still have 16 games left on the West Coast where we historically never play well.

    Still have 7 with the Angels, 10 with Tampa, 10 with Boston.

    But hey, that’s ok. Let’s keep giving away games against the inferior NL teams while our rivals pick up games and pad their record.

    ——————————————————-

    If you feel that way why not find something else to do this summer for enjoyment. Because it doesn’t sound like you’ll enjoy those results.

  29. Realist June 21st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Francessa is not going to say anything we don’t already know.

    We are a Luis Castillo pop up away from losing 4 straight series and 9 of our last 12. Including going 2-4 against the weakest part of our schedule.

    Not a good situation right now. We’re scuffling– the entire team is in a slump. We’re playing the worst baseball of the season and our rivals who are behind us are chipping away (Angels are tied with us now after being 7 back around 10 days ago and Tampa is now 2 back after being 7 back) and the Sox are starting to put some distance between them and us.

    There is nothing to sugarcoat. Season is not over, but our cushion is now gone. Basically a clean slate now for our WC competitors who were so far behind us as little as 10 days ago.

  30. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Yanks 11th round pick, Left fielder Neil Medchill hit a home run in his first professional at bat for Staten Island, today. Congrats to the youngster. Big thrill for him.

  31. Tom K. June 21st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Kind of lame how we have 16 games left on the West Cast and Boston has 0

    Tampa only has 3 more I think

    But with the way we’re playing, the Royals will sweep us

  32. haiku-man June 21st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Do you ever think an appeal, of any kind ,will be decided in the Yankees favor?

    All of baseball is against the Yankees and want epic fail.

  33. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Anyone know who hears the protest?

  34. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Protests of umpire’s judgement is never upheld. Except for the “Pinetar Game”, errors in rules are upheld. Can’t see this one being upheld since the umpires, although didn’t catch the violation, they did correct it before the mistake had a chance to change the outcome.

  35. MaineYankee June 21st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    GreenBeret7
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    Yanks 11th round pick, Left fielder Neil Medchill hit a home run in his first professional at bat for Staten Island, today. Congrats to the youngster. Big thrill for him.

    ———————————————-

    Be carefull not to say to much about him or someone will want him to be in the majors in a month. :lol:

  36. V Torch June 21st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Drop the appeal. Why would you want to make the team fly down to Miami during an off-day or before a game against the Rays and play 2 innings in a game that we’re trailing 3 runs?

  37. mark June 21st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    “Yanks 11th round pick, Left fielder Neil Medchill hit a home run in his first professional at bat for Staten Island, today. Congrats to the youngster. Big thrill for him.”

    How close is he to the majors? we could use a bat to spark the team

  38. SJ44 June 21st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Joe,

    That is Danny Kanell’s father.

    One of the reasons you have a cushion us so you are still in playoff position when you are slumping.

    Still a long way to go.

    Don’t predict outcomes of games later in the season because none of you are good at it.

    If you are going to whine on here the next couple if days, at least make a little sense.

  39. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:30 pm
    I wonder if that Dr. Dan Kanell who examined CC is related to Danny Kanell, the former NY Giants QB (late 90s, I think)? Kanell the QB went to FSU. His dad, perhaps?

    Joe From LI, they are indeed father and son.

    http://www.nytimes.com/1996/11.....n-sun.html

  40. Z Man June 21st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    The one positive is how well AJ has performed lately

    However, it won’t mean much if we can’t score and he has to pitch shutouts.

  41. haiku-man June 21st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Yeah why let them beat you twice in the same game,once was enough!!

  42. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    MaineYankee
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    GreenBeret7
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    Yanks 11th round pick, Left fielder Neil Medchill hit a home run in his first professional at bat for Staten Island, today. Congrats to the youngster. Big thrill for him.
    ———————————————————————
    Be carefull not to say to much about him or someone will want him to be in the majors in a month.

    ————————————————————

    I say the Yanks should trade him to the Dodgers for Kemp and two minor leaguers.

  43. Dole June 21st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Well their cushion is gone. Tampa and the Angels have new life. Though the Angels will probably win the division, but Texas is now in play for the WC.

    The team just can’t handle prosperity.

  44. Joe from Long Island June 21st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    GB and SJ – thanks for the followup.

  45. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    GreenBeret7

    How is that judgment? safe or out is judgment.

    This was a lineup screw up.

  46. the vet June 21st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Thats what three out four lost series? With the team the Yankees have that is crazy. I hate to churn this but the manager does not seem to get the most out of this team in two straight seasons.

  47. Lonz June 21st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Going to be a wild summer… they have negated the ground they gained during the win streak by going into this funk. Clean slate for everyone.

    Playoff race will be a fight to the bitter end. No longer are the playoffs an inevitability for us like it looked 2 weeks ago. Could be a thrilling ending, or a heartbreaking one. But it will be interesting to see.

  48. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Sure thing, Joe. Happy to help.

  49. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    HELLO WE STILL HAVE THE THIRD BEST RECORD IN BASEBALL!! there is no denying they’ve plaid like garbage the last week but baseball is a marathon not a sprint. It has peeks and valleys chill out!

  50. the vet June 21st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Jen,

    Yes but they are potentially much better. I have a problem with the fact that the team is under performing. Roster wise we have at least the first or second best team. Girardi has to get them to play at least to their level

  51. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    jennifer
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    GreenBeret7

    How is that judgment? safe or out is judgment.

    This was a lineup screw up.

    ————————————————————

    I didn’t say it was a judgement call. I said it was a rules violation. I just don’t see any grounds for it being upheld, because it was corrected before it affected the outcome of the game. I’m not completely sure, but, that would be my guess.

  52. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Next year, Larussa will be available, and Pinella has an option year that could make him available. Bobby V is also waiting in the wings. Mark it down, Girardi will be gone after this year.

  53. matthew frags June 21st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I’m sure the vets will love flying back to FLA, on some off-day in Sept., to replay two innings (with the Yanks losing 6-3), and will surely enjoy watching as Josh Johnson takes the mound to pitch the 8th & 9th.

    You know what…. I protest Girardi yanking ACEves for Tomko (and his 6.50 era), when ‘Fredo was crusing, breezing, having only throw 43 EASY, effortless pitches (29 for strikes), allowing only one base runner. He is a former SP, right?

    I want to resume the game in the bottom of the 5th!

    I protest JOE making the same mistake twice, sending Tomko out again in a 3-3 game in the 6th, with a rested BP and a day off (not wise to let Brett face Hanley after you had him pitch to Ramirez on Fri. night; mediocre pitchers shouldn;t face good hitters twice in a series).

    The good news: Unlike Arod, JOE is resting Mariano (who hasn’t pitched since 6/16). A nice week off for MO.

  54. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    GreenBeret7

    But if his protest regards the pitcher. that it did affect the outcome. The way I understand it, he thought the pitcher should have come out of the game as well. He did pitch a 1-2-3 inning.

  55. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    If the umpires had allowed Couglin stay in the game, then, regardless of what happened, Girardi’s appeal would have stood up. I just don’t think it will.

  56. Vader June 21st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    The big problem is that the Rays are starting to get their act together.

  57. Carl June 21st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    We don’t deserve to play the game again. We should have won. twice.

  58. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    One last thing. It would not be from the start of the 8th inning as somebody reported. It would be from the start of the 9th inning….the start of the infraction.

  59. Ed H. June 21st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Is anyone noticing how consistently well Brett Gardner is playing these days?:

  60. vey June 21st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Keep dreaming!

  61. RalphieD (OPPC all day) June 21st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    “Is anyone noticing how consistently well Brett Gardner is playing these days?”

    yes and he deserves to play more

  62. EricNS June 21st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Can we replay the season – this team is a joke right now!

  63. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Sorry…my screwup. The infraction was in the 8th inning, but, unless Girardi’s contention that Nunez was also out of place in the order, it still won’t stand.

  64. Ed H. June 21st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    “yes and he deserves to play more”

    I think so too, Ralpie. It always takes him a couple of months to adjust to a higher level of ball. He’s adjusted now and he can be a real spark for this team.

  65. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    This season is heading down the toilet fast…

  66. ANSKY June 21st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Well now we all have to implore Cashman & Girardi to move Joba to the pen and keep Hughes there, and DFA Wang if there aren’t enough guys in Scranton & Trenton to fill out he rotation. Because without CC for the rest of the season we’ll need a fill rotation of 8th inning guys to salvage the season. We be DOOMED.

    Ha ha ha.

    We just rented Matrix. Hadn’t seen it in a while. When Neo is given the ‘Jump’ program where he’s supposed to jump hundreds of yards from the top of one skyscraper to the top of another, then he falls from the sky and bounces back & forth through the pavement reminded me of the comments during less than perfect times.

  67. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    You hear that sound? It’s the league laughing at Girardi’s protest.

  68. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    jennifer
    June 21st, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    GreenBeret7

    But if his protest regards the pitcher. that it did affect the outcome. The way I understand it, he thought the pitcher should have come out of the game as well. He did pitch a 1-2-3 inning.

    ————————————————————

    If Nunez is involved in the mixup and appeal….it’s going to involve more than one rule. For starters, a pitcher has to pitch to at least one batter, whether it’s an out or a hit. If Nunez was called in to the game illegally, that’s going to be a real mess and then, that’s on the umpires and that will restart the 8th inning. My error was that I was thinking it was the 9th and didn’t involve a double switch.

    Baseball in two words: “You never know.”

  69. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    thats three. :)

  70. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    This season is heading down the toilet fast…

    —————

    You don’t have any idea what the hell you’re talking about. A slump does not equal a collapse.

    I’d advise you to learn the difference but you have the brain activity of a cantaloupe so it would fall on deaf ears anyways.

  71. Someone Else June 21st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    “This season is heading down the toilet fast…”

    Then give up. Go away. Quit watching the games. Please.

  72. Lonz June 21st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    We may have the 3rd best record, but we are tied with LA for the wild Card after being 7 games ahead of them 10 days ago. We are 2 games behind Tampa after being 7 games ahead 10 days ago.

    We’ve let these teams back in the race with our poor play. So we’re sliding fast, Next thing, they’ll overtake us.

  73. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Manny Ramirez will rehab at Albuquerque. He may end up taking a wrong turn there and run into Bugs Bunny.

  74. Someone Else June 21st, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    I love how many future MLB managers we have on this blog, lol.

  75. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    jennifer
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    thats three.

    ————————————————————

    I know, but it’s my favorite line from an old Cardinals pitcher, Joaquin Andujar. “You can describe baseball in two words….You never know.”

  76. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Giuseppe Franco
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    This season is heading down the toilet fast…
    ———————-
    You don’t have any idea what the hell you’re talking about. A slump does not equal a collapse.
    I’d advise you to learn the difference but you have the brain activity of a cantaloupe so it would fall on deaf ears anyways.

    Dude,

    I don’t know you, but you seem to be one of the biggest A-holes on this board. I never said anything to insult you, but for you to just disrespect my post like that just shows how ignorant you are. I was just making a one line statement, about the team’s play of late. Just ignore it and move on. J-Off

  77. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    And another thing, how many bad streaks can this team endure? Plus 0-8 against Boston. This team is on thin ice. It’s looking like last year all over again.

  78. Pamela June 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    The reality of the situation is that the division is lost. Boston has finished their west coast games while the Yanks have plenty of losses ahead out there.

    The Wild Card is the only hope and that’s fading fast with the seemingly no-end-in-sight brand of lethargic baseball the Yanks are becoming known for.

    This season sure seems to be following last year. The Yanks could very well be buried by the all star break.

  79. Sarah June 21st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Sincerely hope that CC’s injury is not serious. He is the constant in the rotation and we can not afford to lose him. It is understandable when one or two batters go into a slump but the entire team? Perhaps the n.league pitching is better than anyone predicted or expected.

  80. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    jennifer
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    thats three.
    ——————————————————————————————
    I know, but it’s my favorite line from an old Cardinals pitcher, Joaquin Andujar. “You can describe baseball in two words….You never know.”

    ********

    I figured it was from somewhere. ;)

  81. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Dude,

    I don’t know you, but you seem to be one of the biggest A-holes on this board. I never said anything to insult you, but for you to just disrespect my post like that just shows how ignorant you are. I was just making a one line statement, about the team’s play of late. Just ignore it and move on. J-Off

    ————–

    Nah, I’m going to call you out on such idiotic nonsense. You disrespect common sense when you do that.

    But here’s the cold hard truth. A lot of the smart baseball fans avoid this place during game threads and after losses because it turns into a sewer.

    They don’t avoid this place because of people like me. They avoid it because of people like you.

    Think about that for awhile and let it sink in.

  82. jennifer June 21st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I see the sky is falling people are here now. My cue to exit stage left. Night.

  83. NYY626 June 21st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I haven’t been on the blog all day, and I did not want to check it after the loss, but im slightly addicted :) . We are in a slump people. We’ll get out of it. Its not the end of the world.

  84. Pamela June 21st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    “I don’t know you, but you seem to be one of the biggest A-holes on this board. I never said anything to insult you, but for you to just disrespect my post like that just shows how ignorant you are. I was just making a one line statement, about the team’s play of late. Just ignore it and move on. J-Off”

    Giuseppe Franco is one of those obnoxious shills who will be saying everything is dandy when the Yanks are 7-8 games out at the All Star break. He can’t politely disagree with people, he always acts like a jerk and will be proven even more wrong with each passing week.

    The realists seem to be the only one’s who actually are watching these games and see the similarity to last season.

  85. Christina - Pictures of YES Network studio June 21st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Can’t we all just get along, or something.

    I think we all obviously want the team to do well (well most of us). While they go through stretches in which they are playing like crap and cant play well against national league teams for some reason, they are only 4 games back with over 90 games left to play. No need to freak the hell out.

  86. tampayank June 21st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    not many interviews in the YES postgame, those players must have ran out of that clubhouse faster than a fire drill

  87. Mike June 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Fan Interference,

    Not only is the league laughing at Girardi’s protest, they are laughing at Girardi.

  88. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLMl0CLIDLg

    This is what Girardi should watch.

  89. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    “Giuseppe Franco is one of those obnoxious shills who will be saying everything is dandy when the Yanks are 7-8 games out at the All Star break. He can’t politely disagree with people, he always acts like a jerk and will be proven even more wrong with each passing week.”

    ——–

    say what you want, he knows a heck of alot more than most of the idiots on here.

    this blog goes down the crapper when the morons like you pull your head out of your a$$ just long enough to say something ridiculous before cramming it back in.

  90. Pamela June 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    “But here’s the cold hard truth. A lot of the smart baseball fans avoid this place during game threads and after losses because it turns into a sewer.”

    Who cares if the “optimists” avoid this blog? In case you haven’t been paying attention to the games, the realists are being proven correct in their assessment of the team’s chances. How long will you brown-nose this Yankee team? If they fall 10 games out, will you recite the nonsense about the 78 Yankees coming back from 14 out when this team has nothing in common with that club? How many games do the Yanks have to fall behind before you admit trouble?

    At least the realists and pessimists (and even trolls) discuss the game itself. The optimists and self-professed “experts” just criticize other posters.

  91. S.A.--The sun will come out tomorrow; I'm down with the OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Is the season ending this week or something? Lotta baseball still left to play. There are gonna be ups and downs.

  92. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Giuseppe Franco,

    If you don’t like what’s on here after losses, then don’t co,e here.

    There’s an old saying, don’t go away mad, just go away…

  93. Don 42 June 21st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I fail to see how being the “the hunt” for the wild card with a $200 million dollar payroll and spending almost 1\2 a billion dollars this winter is considered a positive.

    $200 million doesn’t buy what it used to.

  94. Hank June 21st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    “At least the realists and pessimists (and even trolls) discuss the game itself. The optimists and self-professed “experts” just criticize other posters.”

    And Boston Dave just proves this point. Classic.

  95. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    “There’s an old saying, don’t go away mad, just go away…”

    ———

    true. like he said, most of the intelligent posters leave during game threads.

  96. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Fan Interference
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:19 pm
    Giuseppe Franco
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:13 pm
    Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    This season is heading down the toilet fast…
    ———————-
    You don’t have any idea what the hell you’re talking about. A slump does not equal a collapse.
    I’d advise you to learn the difference but you have the brain activity of a cantaloupe so it would fall on deaf ears anyways.

    Dude,

    I don’t know you, but ***you seem to be one of the biggest A-holes on this board*** . I never said anything to insult you, but for you to just disrespect my post like that just shows how ignorant you are. I was just making a one line statement, about the team’s play of late. Just ignore it and move on. J-Off

    ————————————————————

    Well, now, I really am upset. I earned that title and I’m not giving it up without a fight. You’ll be hearing from my agent.

  97. NYY626 June 21st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    here’s a cute lil story to lighten the mood :)

    Straight from my 4 year old cousin’s mouth after the yankee game today (since there was a lot of complaining going on in the house) “When me and my daddy watch the yankees play the red sox on tv, we say Red Sox Suck!. But i’m only allowed to say that word when they play the red sox”.

  98. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    “And Boston Dave just proves this point. Classic.”

    ———

    Very true. I proved several points. I did criticize posters. The blog is going down the crapper thanks to idiots and trolls.

  99. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Boston Dave, are you a Red Sox fan? If so get lost.

  100. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Pamela
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:30 pm
    “But here’s the cold hard truth. A lot of the smart baseball fans avoid this place during game threads and after losses because it turns into a sewer.”

    Who cares if the “optimists” avoid this blog? In case you haven’t been paying attention to the games, the realists are being proven correct in their assessment of the team’s chances. How long will you brown-nose this Yankee team? If they fall 10 games out, will you recite the nonsense about the 78 Yankees coming back from 14 out when this team has nothing in common with that club? How many games do the Yanks have to fall behind before you admit trouble?

    At least the realists and pessimists (and even trolls) discuss the game itself. The optimists and self-professed “experts” just criticize other posters.

    ————————————————————

    WOW!!! Another “first time blog fan”, huh? Or, just under this name? What’s your real name, Buster?

  101. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    “Boston Dave, are you a Red Sox fan? If so get lost.”

    ———-

    a) no.

    b) doesn’t that make you a hypocrite? You just whined and moaned that anybody can post whatever they want and if you don’t like it you can leave.

  102. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    They are all coming out tonight aren’t they?

  103. Brandon 5 Cena ZEEEEEEROOOO "Because I'm AWESOME and so is MY DAD today !" June 21st, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=5183371

    so IDK who the real Brett Gardner is, he shows up every once in awhile than disappears w/ those bloop pop ups. If only he could stay that consistant. Sadly Jetes couldn’t come through tonight, but really we shot ourselves in the foot too much.

  104. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Hey let’s all root blindly for Cashman’s Yankees! A shell of the Dynasty years!

    Keep on drinking the Coolade!

  105. Hank June 21st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    “Is the season ending this week or something? Lotta baseball still left to play. There are gonna be ups and downs.”

    Like last season? Weren’t the Yanks about the same number of games behind at this point. Didn’t they start sliding around this time, too? It’s the same crap all over again. Most of us know when the slide begins, it doesn’t stop until the Yanks are buried and then they’ll win some meaningless games at the end of the season. That’s who this team is, for whatever reason.

  106. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    “Keep on drinking the Coolade!”

    ———-

    And we have our first contestant for “Are you smarter than a 1st Grader?”

  107. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Boston Dave,

    You can post whatever you want ….as long as you’re not a floor flushing Red Sox fan.

  108. the vet June 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    I am with you don 42. I could care less about other teams or the rest of the league. The Yankees are not like other teams. “the other teams” do not have the resources, tools. $$$ and star players at almost every postion. The Yankees are far better than the last three teams they played. Far better than Florida, far better than the Mets right now with all the injuries, and certainly far better than Washington. Yet some fans are ok with them losing series to these types of teams. If the Yankees roster was similar to “the other teams” I`d be happy with where we are, and ok with this “slump” as a fan. The Yankees are clearly better than most teams. I feel that regardless of weather or not Cashman uses the resources in a good way or bad way, he still gave Girardi a team strong enough to make the playoffs last year, and certainly this year. Its Girardis job as the manager/leader to get the roster to play to its ability. So far they are underachieving.

  109. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Fan Interference
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:37 pm
    Boston Dave, are you a Red Sox fan? If so get lost.

    ————————————————————

    Dave….when did you have your operation? I assume that it was a radical operation to change you from a Yankee fan to a Red Sox fan. Did they provide you with a change of hats and a new tee shirt to hide you former identity?

  110. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    “Boston Dave,

    You can post whatever you want ….as long as you’re not a floor flushing Red Sox fan.”

    ——–

    I am as diehard a Yankees fan as it gets. If anything, growing up in Boston has made me that way.

    However, there are some Sox fans who are much more civil, knowledgeable, and rational than 30-50% of the Yankee fan posters in here.

    (I didn’t say all…. just some.)

  111. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Brandon 5 Cena ZEEEEEEROOOO “Because I’m AWESOME and so is MY DAD today !”
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:39 pm
    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=5183371

    so IDK who the real Brett Gardner is, he shows up every once in awhile than disappears w/ those bloop pop ups. If only he could stay that consistant. Sadly Jetes couldn’t come through tonight, but really we shot ourselves in the foot too much.

    ————————————————————

    Actually, he has pretty much the same skill sets as Brett Butler and Willie Wilson. Whether he develops into them or either is up to him.

  112. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    I wish the Yankees had as much vigor as some of the posters on this board.

  113. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    WOW!!! Another “first time blog fan”, huh? Or, just under this name? What’s your real name, Buster?

    ——————-

    I’ll gladly split that title with you and Boston Dave if simple common sense makes me one of the biggest A-holes on the board.

  114. Pamela June 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    “WOW!!! Another “first time blog fan”, huh? Or, just under this name? What’s your real name, Buster?”

    Not first time at all. Posted a bunch last season. Last year, I waited until I had a good sense of what the season was going to become. I think it’s pretty clear that this season will likely mirror last year.

    A few people have made the very important point that the Yanks haven’t even been to their own private hell on the West Coast yet. That’s good for a bunch of losses right there.

  115. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Giuseppe Franco
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    WOW!!! Another “first time blog fan”, huh? Or, just under this name? What’s your real name, Buster?
    —————————-

    I’ll gladly split that title with you and Boston Dave if simple common sense makes me one of the biggest A-holes on the board.

    ————————————————————

    B. Dave’s too easy going to do the title justice.

  116. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    “So far they are underachieving.”

    ———

    perhaps. but entering today they had the 3rd best record in the entire league.

    they now have the 4th best and are in line for the playoffs.

    their bullpen was horrible and still has holes, they didnt have ARod and then he went in a huge slump Posada was down for a while, Wang has given them nothing yet, etc.

    If underachieving is the 3rd/4th best record in the game… I’ll take it.

    they can, and will, do better.

    if you don’t agree, stop watching.

  117. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Pamela
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:49 pm
    “WOW!!! Another “first time blog fan”, huh? Or, just under this name? What’s your real name, Buster?”

    Not first time at all. Posted a bunch last season. Last year, I waited until I had a good sense of what the season was going to become. I think it’s pretty clear that this season will likely mirror last year.

    A few people have made the very important point that the Yanks haven’t even been to their own private hell on the West Coast yet. That’s good for a bunch of losses right there.

    ————————————————————

    In other words, you don’t want to waste your time trolling if the Yanks are winning. Go figure, “Yankee fan all of your life”.

  118. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hey Pete,

    Can we give GreenBeret7, Giuseppe Franco, and Boston Dave, their own thread so they can intelligently post one another, and don’t have to deal with anyone else on the board?

  119. Mo'sflatcutter June 21st, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    “they can, and will, do better.

    if you don’t agree, stop watching.”

    Or, watch the games and comment on the team’s failures. And you guys are going to have many failures to cite. You have the offense, which is becoming a joke. An important AB when Cano is at the plate is always good for a few guffaws. You also have the always interesting bullpen woes. Don’t forget that sterling defense! Melky has quite an arm! And Damon catches anything hit his way!

  120. Hank June 21st, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “Can we give GreenBeret7, Giuseppe Franco, and Boston Dave, their own thread so they can intelligently post one another”

    I think that’s exactly what they’re doing!

  121. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    And flatcutter joins the ranks.

    Classy bunch.

  122. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    All I see on this board is three people busting everyone’s balls that come on here.

  123. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    “Or, watch the games and comment on the team’s failures. ”

    ————

    entering today, they had failed their way to the 3rd best record in MLB.

    I understand your kind. You are just a Red Sox troll. At least you make no mistake about it. You are here to annoy. At least you have a purpose.

    But there are actually Yankee “fans” here who are just as miserable as you are. They don’t understand that even playoff teams lose 35-40% of their games.

  124. Pamela June 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    “In other words, you don’t want to waste your time trolling if the Yanks are winning. Go figure, “Yankee fan all of your life”.”

    I don’t recall ever saying I was a Yankee fan all of my life. And it’s not trolling when you rip the team, either. But I also don’t understand the need to keep posting when the Yanks have fallen so far behind that there is no fun in watching the games anymore. There’s only so many ways to say they stink. I just hope that the Yankees aren’t out of it by the break. And if they are five games back, it’s all over but the shouting.

  125. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Fan Interference
    June 21st, 2009 at 10:55 pm
    Hey Pete,

    Can we give GreenBeret7, Giuseppe Franco, and Boston Dave, their own thread so they can intelligently post one another, and don’t have to deal with anyone else on the board?

    ————————————————————

    If it involves intelligent baseball or any other intelligent conversation, your nose will be pressed up against the outside of the window, looking in.

    If they open up a whiners and trolls blog, you, Flat Liner, Pamela and a few others can elect Stuart Little as your leader. You would deserve each other.

  126. GreenBeret7 June 21st, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Pamela
    June 21st, 2009 at 11:07 pm
    “In other words, you don’t want to waste your time trolling if the Yanks are winning. Go figure, “Yankee fan all of your life”.”

    I don’t recall ever saying I was a Yankee fan all of my life. And it’s not trolling when you rip the team, either. But I also don’t understand the need to keep posting when the Yanks have fallen so far behind that there is no fun in watching the games anymore. There’s only so many ways to say they stink. I just hope that the Yankees aren’t out of it by the break. And if they are five games back, it’s all over but the shouting.

    ————————————————————

    No doubt about it. Half way through the season and 5 games back would be insurmountable. I’d hate like Hell having something like you covering my back.

  127. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    “If it involves intelligent baseball or any other intelligent conversation, your nose will be pressed up against the outside of the window, looking in.
    If they open up a whiners and trolls blog, you, Flat Liner, Pamela and a few others can elect Stuart Little as your leader. You would deserve each other.”

    And you and the other two D-bags can circle jerk each other, about how the Yankees are still in it when they’re 8 game sback on August 1st. I bet you still want Joba to be a starter too?

  128. Pamela June 21st, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    “entering today, they had failed their way to the 3rd best record in MLB.”

    True, but that cushion was due to the winning streak and many late-inning improbable comebacks. Don’t forget that last year’s squad also had a few winning streaks but those got eaten away by horrific play, just like the streak this year is a distant memory already. And maybe the comebacks are legit and will continue. Or maybe they were just a fluke and plain lucky, in which case they will start falling short at the end of many games, which is happening now.

    I’m just looking forward to reading the battle of the optimists vs the pessimists. My gut tells me in a few weeks, we’ll have a pretty good idea how things will be shaking out.

  129. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    looks like Pete created that new thread for GF, GB, and I that you were pining for.

    unfortunately, the doomsdayers didn’t listen and invaded it anyway.

  130. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    “True, but that cushion was due to the winning streak and many late-inning improbable comebacks. ”

    ———

    I see. So those wins don’t count but the losses where they just missed or the games that Wang gave up 10+ runs, or the games they played without their best player do count?

    again, assuming you really are a Yanks fan, why are you here if you’re convinced they are done for?

  131. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Pamela,

    What gets me about these guys is that if you offer a negative critique of the team, you are an idiot, and braindead, and not worthy of posting on the board with them. My question is who the hell do these people think they are? Obviously they must be the ones who lack intelligence since the first words in theeir posts are always insults.

  132. Boston Dave - OPPC June 21st, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    “What gets me about these guys is that if you offer a negative critique of the team, you are an idiot, and braindead, ”

    ——–

    there is a difference between making a critique and saying “the season is over”.

    you are an idiot for different reasons but we wouldn’t call you out on those limitations if not also for your hollow nonsense.

  133. Giuseppe Franco June 21st, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    there is a difference between making a critique and saying “the season is over”.

    you are an idiot for different reasons but we wouldn’t call you out on those limitations if not also for your hollow nonsense.

    ——————

    Exactly.

    Critiquing the team doesn’t involve declaring the season over on June 21st and Girardi getting fired the day after the season ends.

    It’s all nonsense. These people are the reason this place turns into a toilet during game threads and the smart fans stay away.

    I’ve been coming to this place for three years. Back when 20 comments was the norm for a game thread and not 1,000+

    I hate to see this place turn into such a cesspool because of malcontents who demand instant gratification and have no patience.

    These are the people who boo A-Rod, Mo, and Teixeira at the Stadium. The people who embarrass the rest of us.

  134. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    You don’t know me well enough to call me anything. You’re the one who started the name calling in the first place, so in my estimation that makes you the “Idiot.”

    And you are quoting me as saying that the season is over. Don’t make up quotes. I never wrote those words on this board. Check your facts.

    You are a negative person, that has to constantly resort to name calling (Which is the lowest form of conversation). This contradicts the point you are trying to make that I am somehow less intelligent than you, when in fact you have no idea who I am at all. You are the hollow one.

  135. Fan Interference June 21st, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    And for the record anyone who boos Mo should be physically removed from the stadium, with no refund.

  136. ellen June 22nd, 2009 at 12:23 am

    “The division is lost”, 4 games out on June 21st. That has to be in the running for the dumbest post ever on this blog.


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