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Wrapping it up from the Bronx

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Aug 08, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Just a few quick notes.

I spoke to Josh Towers after the game and he said he was told his trip to the big leagues will last one day.

Towers, who is put of options, will be DFA’d tomorrow to make room for Chad Gaudin. Towers said he is eager to get back to Scranton once he clears waivers. “I’m fine with it,” he said. “I’m just glad they thought enough of me to bring me here today.”

Kudos to umpire Jim Joyce. After warning both teams in the seventh inning, he made sure to talk personally to CC Sabathia, Dave Robertson and Enrique Gonzalez to head off further trouble. The idea is to watch these guys play baseball, after all, not try and hurt each other.

Be advised, Yankees fans, both CC and A.J. felt the love this weekend.

“Big weekend for both of us,” Burnett said. “I’ve never had 49,000 people in my corner like that before and I bet CC hasn’t, either. It gives you chills. Now I know what you guys were talking about when you said these Red Sox games are something different. You could feel it inside the stadium.”

The Yankees have won 30 of their last 40 games. This has a chance to be a special team.

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266 Responses to “Wrapping it up from the Bronx”

  1. Lawnmower August 8th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    What an attitude by Towers, very refreshing in today’s day. Of course, he probably has few other options but still pretty cool.

  2. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    This Yankees team is fun to watch.

    I’m still whistling after that fifteen inning classic.

  3. Muel August 8th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    That burnett quote sounds like he’s about to open up a can of whoopass whenever he’s pitching at home

  4. Rayvt August 8th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Trolls only get pleasure from attention. If they were just shunned, they would eventually leave. They get their kicks out of disturbing the flow of postings. It is hard to ignore, and highly doubtful that everyone would thus they feel empowered. It is a childish game, but then a lot of things are. Ultimately they are cowards. Of course if one wanted to they could track them down. LOL!

    These Yankee players are special. Towers has pitched well in SWB. I wouldn’t be surprised if someone took a flyer on him and claimed him. I hope not.

  5. TurboWei August 8th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Nothing serves better for Saturday night dinner with a beating on Redsox!

  6. Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Pete,

    Thanks for the update on Towers and now I understand what Cashman was doing here in relation to Melancon.

  7. m August 8th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Thanks, Pete. Please tell CC & AJ that the blog community here (membership: 1,000,000) loves them, too!

    Good game. And I’m hoping they’ll pound the last nail tomorrow.

    Thanks for all your work, Pete. Go enjoy yourself tonight, just stay out of trouble.

    Be back later, gotta go get some food & stuff. You know, in case the hurricane actually heads our way.

  8. Betsy August 8th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Jen, what do you mean they ran out of redi-whip?

    I agree, Pete – kudos to Jim Joyce. The umps in the Rangers game handled the situation well by not warning the benches and allowing AJ his bit of retaliation and now they handled this situation well. No one wants to see a bench clearing brawl…….

    Good attitude by Towers…….

    How wonderful for AJ and CC to be serenaded by the fans like that…..to feel the love wash over them. I can’t imagine how that feels, but they truly deserved it.

  9. tampayank August 8th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    love the Burnett quote, he now knows how special it is to play for the Yankees b/c of series like this….him and CC can be big recruiters if needed down the road…they both seem to really love where they are at now

  10. Pat M.... August 8th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Was Matre put on the 60 day dl ?????

  11. trisha - OPPC lifetime member with ice water in her veins! August 8th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    “Be advised, Yankees fans, both CC and A.J. felt the love this weekend.”

    “Big weekend for both of us,” Burnett said. “I’ve never had 49,000 people in my corner like that before and I bet CC hasn’t, either. It gives you chills. Now I know what you guys were talking about when you said these Red Sox games are something different. You could feel it inside the stadium.”

    Tears to my eyes.

  12. Giuseppe Franco August 8th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    No worries, fellas.

    Those same 49,000 fans will not hesitate to boo and curse at you the next time you have a rough outing against the Red Sox.

    They are funny that way.

  13. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 8th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    The Yankees blanked the Red Sox in consecutive home games in one season for the first time since 1963.

    Wow….

  14. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Yanks-Red Sox games are different. Ya gotta explain that to Tex. He’s smart guy, I’m sure he knows it. Every year at least one or more of those games ends up special.

  15. SJ44 August 8th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    “The Yankees have won 30 of their last 40 games”….

    How can that be?

    They have a manager who has no idea how to fill out a lineup card, a bad GM, an ace who can’t win big games and a cleanup hitter who can’t hit in the clutch.

    Lots of mommies consoling their crying troll babies thus evening.

    That why mommies need to be paid the big bucks.

  16. trisha - OPPC lifetime member with ice water in her veins! August 8th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    “No worries, fellas.

    Those same 49,000 fans will not hesitate to boo and curse at you the next time you have a rough outing against the Red Sox.

    They are funny that way.”

    And I guess that’s why what Burnett said made me tear up. These guys go out there and leave it all on the field. If they’re lucky enough to get the results, they get the love. It really shouldn’t be that way. They should get the love because they are out there busting their butts and we appreciate them no matter the result.

    That works for some of us. I know it does because I see it here with others, certainly you included Giuseppe. But it sure isn’t the norm is it.

  17. Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “No worries, fellas.

    Those same 49,000 fans will not hesitate to boo and curse at you the next time you have a rough outing against the Red Sox.

    They are funny that way.”

    Thank you. I’m not a big fan of the Yankee fanbase due to penchant for booing their own players and their sense of entitlement when it comes to WS championships.

  18. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    the Red Sox really have their hands tied.

    there are only a few free agent options.

    They’ll probably keep Jason Bay, but how does that make their offense better than it is this season?

    They can’t make any major moves without eating tons of salary until 2011.

    They have Beckett for one more year and when he hits free agency, he could demand a monster contract from them.

    The Sox simply cannot lose Josh Beckett no matter what the cost.

    Aside from that, they need to find a place for Daisuke.

    Wakefield will be an injury risk for the remainder of his career.

    They’ll need at least 2 new starters for next season, in my estimation. It also wouldn’t hurt to stock Pawtucket with a couple arms in case of injury.

    Good luck with that.

  19. Betsy August 8th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Tampayank, I was following AJ all spring and even then, you could tell he was REALLY into being a Yankee. He’s always talking about how he can’t believe he’s wearing the pinstripes and how this was the best decision he’s ever made.

    I think he knows (and CC as well) that the fans can and will turn on them with bad performances, but I think they knew that going in (particularly AJ, who specifically wanted to stay in the AL East because of the intensity and passion of the fans).

  20. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I love hearing that from AJ.

    It really is something special.

    I know they’re just regular season games, but I don’t think I’ll ever completely forget these past 3 games.

  21. haiku-man August 8th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Correction this IS a special team,even though You wanted a FIGHT,The YANKEES DIDN’T FALL FOR THE DIRT DOGS,faux outrage.

    CC today pitched his Bootay off,kudos.

    When the Yankees had injuries the RS piled on,and turnaround is fair play.

  22. Tarheelyank August 8th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Pat M
    Yes, but he’s eligible to come off now. It was done today for Towers, I think.

  23. Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    There is too much 2009 baseball to play for me to worry about what the Red Sox or even the Yankees might need next year.

  24. Betsy August 8th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I agree, Cash….lol, booing Jeter and Mo. Still, It’s really nice for AJ and CC to get the love. As much as the Yankee fans annoy me, in general it’s still a few rotten apples spoiling the rest. I don’t believe most Yankee fans are like that and I believe most of them really did want to express their appreciation to CC and AJ.

  25. PittsburghYankeeFan August 8th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    I like this team.

    From the way they play on the field, to the charitable stuff they do off it. They also seem to be having fun, win or lose.

    There are always going to be Yankee haters, just as there have been Yankee haters since the 1920′s. Their grandchildren now are producers and managers for ESPN and Fox. So be it.

    The key here is the apparent return of Yankee class. Like to win, hate to lose, but don’t take it too seriously and have fun on and off the field. Respect your opponent, but feel like you can win each and every day.

    That has been missing in the Steinbrenner era for too long. Jeter, Bernie, Posada, Mo all had it or have it. CC, AJ, Tex get it. It’s even beginning to rub off on Alex, unbelievably so. The young guys are starting to understand it.

    As Cashman said two years ago, “God help the rest of baseball.”

  26. Martino August 8th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Great three games so far. 30 out of our last 40 is spectacular. Everybody is contributing also…even Molina had his moments today. Need the sweep, now.

  27. tampayank August 8th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    not to look forward to winter b/c of the fun summer/fall ahead, but what does everyone think the Sox will do w/ Ortiz? I’m guessing they release him and eat that salary…………

  28. Pat M.... August 8th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    SJ, 6 of those losses came in Anahiem & Chicago……I don’t want to here the Cowdaheads complain about the loss of Dice-K as the Yanks lost Wang…..Boston was never as good as their record, but they will rebound and Clay Buchholz will solidify the rotation…..He’s good, he’s not Gammons like good……

  29. trisha - OPPC lifetime member with ice water in her veins! August 8th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Pete, if you’re around and have any thoughts about this or if you overheard conversations – do you think there was a general media concensus today as to whether or not Ortiz was telling the truth? I read what Mazz had to say, and I heard Mark Feisand during the game. Geeze there was so much skepticism about Arod and that’s after he admitted. I’m wondering if people generally bought what he said. Also, I guess it is possible that people are sick of the topic. Or maybe he’s more of a bit player and Arod gets more press and that’s why Arod was pilloried?

    All guesses.

  30. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Cash is King,

    for sure…

    but the problems the Sox are facing right now have no immediate fix.

    they are scrambling right now and there is no savior in sight.

    and I’m looking far ahead…

  31. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    The Red soxs are desperate for pitching. I wouldn’t be shocked if they picked him up.

  32. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Pittsburgh Yankee Fan,

    well said.

  33. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Betsy- Heard on pregame (I guess AJ got some grief for the pathetic pie last night. He said the he was very upset (LOL) that there was nothing left int he rediwhip can that is why the pie was so lame. Needless to say it was restocked today. :-)

  34. Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    The immediate concern for the Red Sox is making the playoffs this season. Furthermore, never underestimate a team with the resources the Red Sox have at their disposal to improve themselves in the offseason. Just remember what happen in 2006 then what happen in 2007.

  35. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I’ve lost all respect for Ortiz. He’s a hypocritical coward.

  36. Betsy August 8th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    LOL Jen………..was this on the radio? If so, I want to see if 880 website has the archive from today’s pregame show up.

    Excuses, excuses AJ…….he should have improvised, maybe used bananas instead, lol

  37. Giuseppe Franco August 8th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Thank you. I’m not a big fan of the Yankee fanbase due to penchant for booing their own players and their sense of entitlement when it comes to WS championships.

    ———–

    Agreed. I also don’t have a high opinion for many in the Yankee fanbase for that very reason.

    Well, that and all the bridge jumpers and whiners who frequent this blog.

    These people don’t have any sense of perspective at all.

  38. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) August 8th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    I guess I need to pay more attention to the NL.

    The Yankees are tied for the best home record in MLB (38-17) with….

    the SF Giants ???

    I had no idea they were playing that well.

  39. randy l. August 8th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    “Respect your opponent, but feel like you can win each and every day.”

    nice way to put it.

    that’s always been the yankee way when they’ve been at their best.

  40. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Yeah, I’m with Cash on this one. We’re all getting too cocky too early. Forget next year; this season’s not over and I doubt the Sox just wither and die.

  41. 44AlltheWay August 8th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I think there is a reason Towers wants to leave so early:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....teres.html

  42. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    haiku man

    100% right.

    Just like they did in 2004.

    They wanted or were looking for some spark and unity by starting a brawl, and we did not oblige.

  43. CaptainsCorner August 8th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Maybe Cash should of traded for this Pavano guy. I don’t know much about him but he has thrown 7 shut out innings against the Tigers in his debut with the Twins. What a joke…

  44. BellaSakura August 8th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I hope that was none of you I heard with Adam the Bull saying Alex’s walk off last night shows he’s not a good player. Because a good player wouldn’t be pitched to in that situation.

    You can’t make this stuff up. LOL

  45. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Betsy- No it was on YES.

  46. Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    “Agreed. I also don’t have a high opinion for many in the Yankee fanbase for that very reason.

    Well, that and all the bridge jumpers and whiners who frequent this blog.

    These people don’t have any sense of perspective at all.”

    IMO, some fans don’t respect the difficulty of the game nor the length of the ML baseball season. The latter is chuck full of peaks and valleys and if you’re good enough to make the playoffs, you hope you’re lucky enough to be in a midst of one of those peaks so you can complete your journey with a WS championship.

  47. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “Furthermore, never underestimate a team with the resources the Red Sox have at their disposal to improve themselves in the offseason.”

    —————

    yes, except this coming offseason

    there aren’t enough premium free agents to dramatically improve their team.

    they no longer have the bullets to pull away a major player via trade.

    they have money, but nowhere to spend it :)

    should have signed Tex…. should have signed Tex.

  48. Betsy August 8th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Jen, thanks……

  49. Mel August 8th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Agree 100% with BD2.0. I to won’t forget these 3 very special games. Can hardly wait till tomorrow! (added by Mobile using Mippin)

  50. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    DT,

    the Giants are a scary up and coming team.

    maybe not this year, but their farm system is STOCKED and they have perhaps the best 1-2 punch in baseball in Lincecum and Cain (and they are both young and improving)

    their rotation could be the best in baseball very soon.

    definitely a team to keep an eye on.

  51. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Yesterday’s game was just so great. I may stay on a high until the offseason after that one.

  52. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    “Agree 100% with BD2.0. I to won’t forget these 3 very special games. Can hardly wait till tomorrow!”

    ————

    any chance the Yanks still win the season series with the Sox?

    after falling behind 0-8, wouldn’t that be something?

    I know, Im getting way ahead of myself and delirious, but I’m on cloud 9 :)

  53. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    “Agreed. I also don’t have a high opinion for many in the Yankee fanbase for that very reason.

    Well, that and all the bridge jumpers and whiners who frequent this blog.

    These people don’t have any sense of perspective at all.”

    I think most of the “whiners and bridge jumpers” have less of a problem with losing the game fairly or getting beaten by the other team. I think they have a problem with beating ourselves or getting beaten by the umpires.

    Baseball is probably the most difficult sport. To bust your… for 162 games, takes a professional.

    But despite how tough baseball is, there is no place in baseball for both players and managers, for daily mental mistakes.

  54. Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    “yes, except this coming offseason

    there aren’t enough premium free agents to dramatically improve their team.

    they no longer have the bullets to pull away a major player via trade.

    they have money, but nowhere to spend it

    should have signed Tex…. should have signed Tex.”

    This is my last comment about the freaking Red Sox, but they didn’t trade their top young prospects that other teams were asking for this past July. They will be very active this offseason, one way or another. Anyhow, I’m done with this topic.

  55. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    This whole thing with the difference in fanbases (smart vs. dumb, bridge jumpers, whiners, etc.) is largely a myth IMO. All fans of every team are very similar. I don’t think the Yanks have any more trolls than any other fanbase.

  56. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    BD 2.0

    Never underestimate the Red Sox ability to get handed players via trade.

    SJ44 or CB,

    Are there any really good Red Sox propects elsewhere in the ML besides Hanley? (not Anibal or Freddy)

  57. Joe from Long Island August 8th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    BD – you’re right, they may have some money (not so sure, given Henry’s losses in the market), but no where to spend it except on their own players (ie Bay, Papelbon, Wakefield). It’s a thin FA market next offseason. That leaves the trade market, and it will cost them in terms of picking up big salaries (one of the reasons some players will be traded) and young, low-cost players, like Bucholz and Bard.

    Add in aging players with big contracts, like Ortiz and Lowell, that will be difficult to move, and who will clog the roster.

    Not an enviable position to be in. It will take them years to correct these problems, like letting contracts expire and stocking up young minor leaguers, paying over slot, that sort of thing.

  58. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    BellaSakura August 8th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    I hope that was none of you I heard with Adam the Bull saying Alex’s walk off last night shows he’s not a good player. Because a good player wouldn’t be pitched to in that situation.

    You can’t make this stuff up. LOL
    *************

    HAHAAHA what was Adam’s response to that?

    What is wrong with people? Yeah they are going to put the winning run on second. geez what is wrong with people?

  59. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “This is my last comment about the freaking Red Sox, but they didn’t trade their top young prospects that other teams were asking for this past July. They will be very active this offseason, one way or another.”

    ———-

    I disagree. We’ll see.

    Bard and Kelly are “off-limits”

    after that, they just don’t have any major league ready top prospects, which is what teams covet right now, to pull off a major trade.

    their minor league system’s stock took a hit this year.

    Buchholz? Lars Anderson?

    the Sox won’t sell low on those guys. which means they aren’t going to make too many “big” deals this offseason.

    i think they’ll spend some money, but I just dont see them revamping their team as much as it’s needed.

  60. crimmins August 8th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    No need to break out the brooms tomorrow… when shovels seem so much more appropriate.

  61. Erica - always OPPC August 8th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Just got home-

    Listened to the game on the radio. Couldn’t be happier :-)

    Did I miss anything good on here??

  62. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Mark Kotsay doesnt look the least bit excited in the dugout that his team came back from 5-1 to take the lead.

    Oh wait, he probably is another Doug Mirabelli, watching the RS in the clubhouse.

  63. lloyd August 8th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Great game by CC, his best outing of the season. He had sick stuff today and he was truly dominant for maybe the first time this year. Good job by him finally stepping up in a real big game. Also great job by the ump tossing Ramirez, I thought he was aiming that pitch at Tex at first, then when he plunked A-Rod it was obvious the guy just planned to go out there and hit someone… Whether it was “retaliation” or just frustration boiling over on the Sox part, don’t know, don’t care, let’s sweep tomorrow

  64. Christina25 August 8th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Go ahead and plunk Youk. You will see more coming too. The Red Sox are already fed up with Joba’s and Girardi’s antics.They will stand up against the bully of the MLB.

  65. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    The only possible thing that could make a win tomorrow any better is if they walk off on Papelscum.

    The great thing about it is that since we’ve won the first three games of the series there’s no pressure going into the ninth trailing, so the walkoff is like all the fun…w/o the pressure!

  66. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Carl Pavano outpitching Verlander tonight

    Pavano 7 scoreless

    Verlander 6IP, 5ER

  67. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    ignore the troll, please

  68. Jeremy August 8th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    This a really good team. I think they have what it takes to go deep in the playoffs.

  69. melky gardner August 8th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Well I’m certainly feelin the love for cc and aj. Congrats to yanks on money well spent. This team has great chemistry.

  70. Drive 4-5 August 8th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Christina25

    Umm wasnt Josh Beckett suspended this year for purposely throwing at a player’s head?

    I hate feeding trolls, but your comments are truly laughable.

  71. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Why, if you were a Red Sox fan, would you go on a Yankees blog talking trash after losing three in a row to them five and a half games out of first?

  72. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Christina25
    August 8th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    Go ahead and plunk Youk. You will see more coming too. The Red Sox are already fed up with Joba’s and Girardi’s antics.They will stand up against the bully of the MLB.

    ———

    LOL How can they stand up against themselves? :) :) :)

  73. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Drive 4-5

    It’s not feeding them if you dont get angry. I love laughing at some of her stuff.

  74. YankeeRay August 8th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    I hope Verlander loses tonight and gets good and mad as his next start is agianst Boston

  75. pat August 8th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    “Alex’s walk off last night shows he’s not a good player. Because a good player wouldn’t be pitched to in that situation.”

    Someone taught RDM how to dial a phone?

  76. Joe from Long Island August 8th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Pavano outpitching Verlander – further proof that, in baseball, anything can happen. You have to play the games.

    And on that note, I’m calling it a night. Still feeling it from watching all 15 innings last night. It was very well worth it. Let’s go for the sweep tomorrow, though it will be tough. But, as we know, anything can happen in baseball.

    ‘night all.

  77. Drive 4-5 August 8th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    For all those who play fantasy baseball, you might get a kick out of what I just proposed in my league:

    “I would like to respectfully ask the Commisioner to allow each team to use fantasy steroids in a limited manner. I propose that each team is allowed to have 4 players per roster that can use fantasy steroids. All players that have already been fingered in the Balco case, Mitchell Report or leaked by lawyers as having been 1 of the 104 that tested positive in ’03 would count against your roster’s count of fantasy steriod users.”

    I added a poll for my fellow owners.

    Option 1: Yes. I’m in favor or fantasy steroids

    Option 2: No. I’m against all steroid use,even supplements that I misremembered taking.

  78. Cash is King August 8th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    “It’s not feeding them if you dont get angry. I love laughing at some of her stuff.”

    Yeah it is because now you’re conversing with them and we’re now exposed to more of their stupid comments.

  79. Pat M.... August 8th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Yanks getting Mark Texeria was a blow to the Boston Red Sox that will resonate for years to come………

  80. BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    at this point Christina25 knows what she is doing and probably loves getting a rise out of people.

    gotta just ignore her, IMO anyway

  81. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    # BD 2.0 August 8th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    ignore the troll, please

    *****

    What is with that gnat that promised she would crawl in a hole if the Yankees took one game against her precious team? We’ve won 3 in a row and she is still here. Someone needs to break out the fly swatter.

  82. CM (MLB needs to use instant replay more) August 8th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    This is pretty much what I expected when Towers was promoted up from SWB. You can’t have 3 long relievers in your bullpen with Aceves,Gaudin and Towers. All though, if we still keep him,that would be nice. Someone in his position would be mad to only get called up to NY and then get DFA’d,glad to see he isn’t.

  83. Erica - always OPPC August 8th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Btw-

    I don’t have the patience to go through all of the game comments. I hope there wasn’t any “Sabathia isn’t an ace” nonsense today

  84. Tom in N.J. August 8th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Not to dwell on what CB has been saying about Teixeria being the difference in the race, but according to Gammons, “For two years, it [had] been the Red Sox’s plan to sign Teixeira.” Not signing him not was huge to their long term plan.

  85. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 8th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    lol@ the rampant hypocrisy.

  86. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing August 8th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I’ll break out the flyswatter, Jen – but I doubt it will help. You can see by her continued presence here that she didn’t mean a word she said.

  87. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Tom in N.J.

    You remember that Gammons line too.

    It’s also their 16 year plan to start managing tennis players and sign the Federer sisters.

    It’s their plan to sign Joe Mauer, or to trade for Josh Johnson.

    But as Jayson Stark would so eloquently say, just because the Yankees, er I guess I’ll speak for Starky, just because the Red Sox have money, doesnt mean they can take Mauer from his hometown.

  88. Bronx Born August 8th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I guess I really do not understand what masochistic pleasure a red sox fan gets from coming to a Yankee blog. What is their purpose? What kind of life they must lead. It is really perplexing. Wouldn’t a normal person want to be around fans that root for their same team?

  89. crimmins August 8th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Year after year Pedro Martinez led the league in fewest walks and most hit batsmen. There was a decided paucity of concern in Boston over that telling combination of statistics.

  90. Phil August 8th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Andy needs to keep throwing darts with his re-born cutter tomorrow night, and we have to play better defense behind him.

    And a prediction: in the next few weeks; CC or AJ, or maybe even Joba, is gonna come up against and impatient team and either no-hit or el perfecto them. Watch.

  91. The Ghost August 8th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    The coolest thing about this year is how the vets like Jeter, Posada and Rivera have allowed guys like Burnett and Swisher to assume leadership roles on this team when in the past vocal players were seen as some sort of a threat to the power structure (Damon/Giambi) but you can see how AJ and Swisher have created an atmosphere where Yankee vets like Bruney, Damon even Arod seem to feel more comfortable on the team because the Yankees are no longer segregated into two cliques (the rings and everyone else) as in years past. It seems so much more inclusive and just watching you can see different players interacting with each other every day.

  92. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    angel I was only kidding that she said that. I asked her if she would promise the other day and she ignored me. I was looking to get a rise out of her. :lol: two can play at her game. :)

  93. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    GG tonight.

  94. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Oh darn. I set my dvr to record the game. and I ran out of space an hour and half into it.

  95. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    One of the more interesting comments I read involved the fifteen inning classic; we talk about it being A-Rod’s “True Yankee” moment (which it wasn’t, but whatever). But someone said (I wish I could say who) that that was the moment New Yankee Stadium stopped being YS2 or New Stadium Launching Pad. It was Yankee Stadium, and all was as it should be.

  96. Christina25 August 8th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Umm wasnt Josh Beckett suspended this year for purposely throwing at a player’s head.

    Yes he did and you can thank Yankee Watson for that. Joba threw over Longoria’s head and he got nothing and Melancon threw two 95 miles fastballs at Pedroia’s head area and got away with it. He didnt even got ejected from the game. If you think that Melancon didnt throw those pitches in purpose why would the Red Sox retaliate by throwing at Arod? Your team plunked 10 hitters in 11 games and the Red Sox plunked 4 players. Your nutcase manager for some reason thinks that its okay for his pitchers to throw high and in but when Penny plunked Arod on the ribs to retaliate he ran to the MLB trying to suspend him. For some reason he thinks its okay to throw over a player’s head like Longoria, Youk and Pedroia but its not okay for the other team to do anything to protect their teamates.What kind of person thinks like that? Somebody who is very sick in the head.

  97. haiku-man August 8th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    With the pen rested,if Andy has any trouble,they are FRESH,all but Hughes and maybe Robertson.

    ON NESN.COM live (game thread) blog read a funny comment from a RS.

    “Look at the good side,they only sucked 9 innings today and not 15.I guess that’s an improvement.” They’re bleeding!

  98. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    What kind of person thinks like that? Somebody who is very sick in the head.

    ——

    A Red Sox fan!!!!

  99. Nick in SF in Pittsburg, CA August 8th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    hi christina25.

    If the Red Sox stand up to the Bronx Bullies as effectively as you stand up to LuHud bullies, they might as well quit now.

  100. Jim Pir-one August 8th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    GG tonight.

  101. YankeeJosh August 8th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Let’s compare.

    Pedroia hit by pitch and is understandbly upset. Posada calms him down and walks him to first base diffusing the situation. Class.

    2004: A-Rod gets hit by Arroyo and is understandably upset. Varitek escalates the situation by attacking A-Rod and then cowardly fighting him with his Catcher’s Mask still on! Punk.

    The Yankees will always be classier than the Sox regardless of what happens on the field.

  102. Rose August 8th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I love watching well pitched games. Nerve racking but exciting.
    Kudos to AJ, CC and the pen.

  103. haiku-man August 8th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    More from besn.com.

    ~Fire Francona,they can’t win with him.(The first coach in 86 yrs,that brought them a WS,can YOU say ingrates?)

    ~RS have gone 23 innings without crossing home plate.

    ~Ortiz is paid 13mm/yrly to do nothing but hit,he can’t run defend or really do anything. When such a player can’t even hit,they should not be using up a roster spot.

  104. haiku-man August 8th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    MEANT nesn.com

  105. Wait till they come to OUR house AGAIN August 8th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    That’s crazy to say, they can’t win w/Francona?

    I hate the Sox but he’s an excellent manager.

  106. Phil August 8th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Christina,

    Watson played for the Red Sox, too, which you probably don’t know and suspended AJ Burnett for throwing near someone earlier this year. Neither AJ nor Beckett missed any starts as a result of the suspensions.

  107. bru August 8th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    i would like to hear francessa defend himself about his claims that the rs do everything right while the yankees do everything wrong.

  108. bru August 8th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    according to him they have an endless supply of minor leaguers ready to fill in.

  109. jennifer August 8th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Just watched the first inning when Alex had a ball thrown at his head. Absolute BS that it was called a strike! He was ducking to get out of the way.

  110. Trevor August 8th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    “i would like to hear francesa defend himself about his claims that the rs do everything right while the yankees do everything wrong”

    You mean they’re not “model organization” I was lead to believe?

  111. VT Yankeefan August 8th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Since the introduction of the wild card the most wins that any team has needed to make the playoffs was 94. If the Yankees play .500 for the rest of the season they will have 94 wins.

    Having said that they have a great chance to win 100 games. Especially since only 29 of their remaining 52 games are against winning teams.

  112. Pat M.... August 8th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I need the Bombers to win 100 games……My portfolio needs a spike…..

  113. Phil August 8th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve been saying all year they’d win 100, and they will. They’ve been playing .750 for the past quarter of the season.

  114. you gotta have faith (aceves, you da man!) August 8th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    they have 52 games left if they go 31-21 thats 99 wins right there.

  115. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! SOMEBODY FIND ME THE REAL CC SABATHIA !!!! August 8th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I don’t care what anyone saids, do you know how hard it is to shut a team down for 24 innings is?

    That was just ATTROCIOUS what the Yankees pitching has done the last 2 days. ATTROCIOUS. In this park? in this rivalry?

    The Red Sox have been held to singles & K’s for the last 24 innings, no one off the crack of the bat has gotten past 1st base. Just ATTROCIOUS 8O

  116. Nick in SF August 8th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Pat M, Arod’s blast to cover the +170 run line was a nice boost to a great win last night… he treated me to sushi and ramen without even knowing it…

    I’m optimistic about your over-99.5 win bet…I think my pre-season prediction was 102 or 103, it could still happen… my optimism about CM Wang’s 2009 season proved to be unfounded, hovever…

    I like Barcelona -2 goals vs. Chivas this evening… I was unaware of the match until I saw scores of people on the bay bridge on the way to candlestick, many with painted faces and one with a painted SUV… the Chivas fans looked cocky, the Barca fans looked serene…

  117. Nick in SF August 8th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Pat M, my reply got filtered… I like your bet, still… last night was good, +170 on the run line, thank you Arod…

  118. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! IT'S LIKE VERSUS YOU KNOW WHOOOOO BIG August 8th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    D-Rob if he can keep that control thing handled

    D-Rob = Takashi Saito, ridiculous how he punched out Little Mama w/ that 95 mph cheese on the black.

  119. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! IT'S LIKE PITCHING VS YOU KNOW WHOOOOO BIG August 8th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Yusssse I ain’t even saying nothing about you, that was child abuse what you did to Nick Green.

  120. Carl August 8th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Even when the Yankees had injuries, we still scored runs. Our pitching is really coming into its own.

  121. Greg D August 8th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    this is just like old times……Boston wins in April and May and the Yanks win in August and September….sweet

  122. pat August 8th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    “In my opinion, I thought the pitch was intentional,” Joyce said. “It was very high up on Rodriguez, too close for comfort for me. Rodriguez had to turn his shoulder and his head. The pitch was up way too high and in on him not to be intentional.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....-1.1357804

  123. Greg D August 8th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Big Popup

  124. VT Yankeefan August 8th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Anyone know what the deal was with Mo in the bullpen tonight? When Jeter hit his HR Fox cut to Mo in the bullpen and it looked like he was really yelling at someone.

  125. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! IT'S LIKE PITCHING VS YOU KNOW WHOOOOO BIG August 8th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    he told him to stay there and keep catching in a jokingly pissed way. :lol:

  126. m August 8th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Sorry if this has been posted already, but here’s a recap of writers with Alex after the Ortiz whatever it was.

    I heard the audio on espn radio before the game, and Alex was totally humble and self-deprecating. A burden has been lifted as many us suspected.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4386501

  127. pat August 8th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Honest is refreshing. Josh Hamilton going that route on the photo on Deadspin.

    “I’m embarrassed about it….I’m not perfect, in this ongoing struggle, battle, that is very real…I don’t feel like I’m a hypocrite. I feel like I’m human.”

  128. Pat M.... August 8th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Pete, If your here, what was the reaction to A-Rod getting drilled in the press box ?????

  129. vb03 August 8th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Haha, I’m surprised the Red Sox troll had the gall to show up today. Kudos just for that.

  130. m August 8th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    And of course espn.com left out the funny, self-deprecating comments. One of the writers asked, “What kind of advice would you have for Ortiz in dealing with the media.”

    Alex, “Hmm. I’m the last person to be giving out that kind of advice” (paraphrasing)

  131. Midnight Rambler August 8th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

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  132. Carl August 8th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    m August 8th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    And of course espn.com left out the funny, self-deprecating comments. One of the writers asked, “What kind of advice would you have for Ortiz in dealing with the media.”

    Alex, “Hmm. I’m the last person to be giving out that kind of advice” (paraphrasing)

    I just about spit my drink on my computer screen reading A-Rods answer

  133. AeroFANatic August 8th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I gotta think the Mitre experiment will last one more start. If he bombs, Gaudin will be your #5 and Mitre gets sent down, to allow Melancon back up.

    That’s how I see it, anyways.

  134. Bronx Jeers August 8th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Was watching Sportscenter’s version of events today.

    Of course Lisa Cohn martyred Ortiz and said that a member of the NY media had called Ortiz “Big Liar” which was “typical”

    Obviously she didn’t say who wrote it.

    Could have been RDM for all we know.

    Oh God even as I write this I’m hearing Miller’s promo for tomorrow’s game “Yanks have been dominated by the Sox but the Yanks have surged back into the race”

    Really Jon? Back in the race?

    If a horse has a 5 length lead going into the final turn is he “back in the race”

    Now a must see play is apparently Ortiz arguing on that check swing strike out.

    I’m really enjoying this.

    Are we just sensitive to this or is ESPN really that slanted?

  135. m August 8th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    The Twins are laughing all the way to the clubhouse. Carl Pavano pitched 7 innings in an 11-0 shutout of the Tigers. maybe we don’t want to face the Twins in the playoffs. :)

  136. m August 8th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Bronx Jeers,

    Amy Nelson (or Lawrence?), whoever the girl is on espn radio (self-professed Red Sox fan) said that with the new revelations you can’t assume a person is guilty of cheating just because their name showed up on the 2003 list. I’m like, “Wha?”

  137. Betsy August 8th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Eh, I just assume they’re all idiots and hypocrites at ESPN …and I ignore them.

  138. Midnight Rambler August 8th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    Linda Cohn is a known die-hard Mets fan, don’t blame her if she’s a little bitter these days.

  139. #23 Hitman August 8th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Bronx Jeers..
    No they really are that biased!!! Did you happen to read SJ44′s letter that he posted earlier to them? It was priceless. It says it all.

  140. Bronx Jeers August 8th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    Yeah but the new “revelations” is just the wall of defense put up today by that dirty Weiner guy.

    Funny thing is that Weiner said that the union has no knowledge of the players that failed the test but ARod said in Feb that Gene Orza told him about the failed test 5 years ago.

  141. Nick in SF August 8th, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    The anti-ESPN mood is a little strong right now… I suspect there won’t be many LoHud bidders for this:

    http://tinyurl.com/m8e4qj

  142. m August 8th, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    Nick! How was The Head on the national broadcast? Same as he is on YES or was he less of a homer?

    Bronx,

    I’m curious to see how the Boston writers spin this in tomorrow’s papers. They all basically buried him when the news came out, no?

  143. Abdababdaserser August 8th, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    Bronx Jeers, it was in the Mitchell Report that all the players who were tested and found positive had been notified.

    There are far too many things that just don’t add up with what Weiner said and what has already been reported.

    I want to see the press go to the lengths against Ortiz that they did against ARod.

  144. Nick in SF August 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    I think he was more neutral than he would be on a YES broadcast, but it was tricky to tell given that all the action and trends he was describing were leaning to the pinstripes.

  145. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    pat August 8th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    “In my opinion, I thought the pitch was intentional,” Joyce said. “It was very high up on Rodriguez, too close for comfort for me. Rodriguez had to turn his shoulder and his head. The pitch was up way too high and in on him not to be intentional.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/…..-1.1357804

    ***********

    Very interesting. Wonder if the pitcher (didn’t see game, so don’t know who did it) would be suspended. The ump files a report on incidents that occurred in the game right?

  146. Pat M.... August 9th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    #23 Hitman………Where would I find SJ’s letter ????

  147. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    23 Hitman August 8th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    Bronx Jeers..
    No they really are that biased!!! Did you happen to read SJ44’s letter that he posted earlier to them? It was priceless. It says it all.

    *********

    where was it? didn’t see it would love to read it.

  148. Erica - always OPPC August 9th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Good night Yankee people! Catch you all around game time tomorrow. ESPN game of the week.. I am sure it will be interesting :-)

  149. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....ent-968865

    Think I found it.

  150. m August 9th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    Thanks, Nick.

    What did the booth in general, and Kay specifically, say about Buccholz and Ramirez throwing at the Yankees? Tex and Alex both felt the “heat”.

    According to Fox there was zero intention on the part of the Boston hurlers.

  151. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    SJ’s letter is in the 1st game thread.

  152. pat August 9th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    “I’m curious to see how the Boston writers spin this in tomorrow’s papers.”

    Shaugnessy was critical earlier this week but seems to have found himself under Svengali Ortiz’s spell somewhat now.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....n_getaway/

  153. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    m- Yes I bet Fox thought there was intention by Mark Friday night right?

    My dvr ran out so I did not get to see when Mark was almost hit, and Alex was actually hit. I did however see when Alex had to duck down in the first inning(?) Without a doubt I think that was intentional. It was in the middle of the batters box. It wasn’t up and in. It was UP and WAY in. Totally intentional. And for the ump to agree that says a lot.

  154. Avinash August 9th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    SJ44′s letter to ESPN. Killed it.

    ———–

    Here is the edited version (names taken out) of what was just sent to the Managing Editor of ESPN….

    In our 30 year relationship, you know you can count on one hand the times I have ever written you about coverage issues. You also know, back in the day, I have had issues with some of your anchors when they took unfair shots at some of my clients. We have always dealt with these issues is a fair and respectable manner. I hope we can do the same on this issue.

    You need to suspend John Anderson today. His behavior last night wasn’t only unprofessional, it was despicable.

    To shout, “boli, boli, boli” in a highlight package after Arod hit the home run, goes beyond “comedy” or the usual Sportscenter wiseguy routine. Its incredibly unprofessional. Even for an outfit whose professional work seems to be falling apart bit by bit each day.

    What is the point of such behavior (name inserted)? Is it to get a rise out of people? It certainly isn’t funny and it sure as hell isn’t newsworthy.

    On the subject of “newsworthy”, where is the analysis of the David Ortiz news conference? Do we really need to hear Chris Berman ruin the Home Run Derby Coverage yet again?

    You guys had round the clock coverage of the Arod revelations.

    You called Bob Ley off his vacation to anchor coverage of the Barry Bonds indictment.

    Two minutes of Eduardo Perez saying, “I believe him”, is your coverage of the Ortiz story?

    (Name inserted again), this is why people accuse your network of bias in the coverage of the Boston Red Sox.

    From Peter Gammons becoming Theo Epstein’s personal publicist to Buster Olney writing trade proposals for Brad Penny, I have always known the coverage was slanted in one direction. Considering most of your senior management people and at least 50% of the on air talent are Red Sox fans, that’s not surprising.

    However, when the network INTENTIONALLY glosses over a major news story, and have a news anchor say what Anderson said last night, that’s just unacceptable.

    If you disagree with my assessment, why edit out the boli reference in the highlight package shown on this morning Sportscenter?

    He needs to be suspended and you need to issue an apology to Alex for his actions.

    At some point, you need to get back to being a professional operation. That means, covering stories from an unbiased perspective and reduce the ridiculous attempts at humor.

    Louis Black is a comedian. John Anderson is not.

    See you at the US Open.

  155. Betsy August 9th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Nice Q & A with Phil….

    http://stations.espn.go.com/st.....st=4379645

    Phil can be the Yankees pitching coach when he retires, lol

  156. mike eff August 9th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    SJ–

    great letter- i hope you will keep us posted if and when you hear from them.

  157. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    pat

    I won’t bother to read it. But haven’t these idiots learned from Palmero, Clemens, Bonds etc?

    I was just skimming the other thread and was shocked (don’t know why) that ESPN instead of covering the Ortiz press conference, blew dust off the homerun derby to show it again. I wonder what was really supposed to be shown in that time slot.

    What ticks me off most about this is that Alex was put in front of a firing squad and Ortiz wasn’t. What is fair is fair.

  158. m August 9th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    pat,

    I just saw that. And he’s straddling the proverbial fence. He’ll probably jump down to Ortiz’s side when his butt gets sore.

  159. Betsy August 9th, 2009 at 12:15 am

    Wow, SJ knocked it out of the park on that one…………

  160. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    Betsy how funny would it have been if he said Kate Hudson.
    ANDREW: Favorite actress?

    PHIL: Hmm, that’s a good one. Kate Beckinsale, I would say.

    LOL

  161. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    That bobblehead looks like Jimmy Buffet.

    I guess selling Yankee hate is good for ratings but then again are they pushing it because people genuinely dislike the Yanks or is it propaganda and the public hates the Yanks because that’s what ESPN pushes?

    Which came first? The chicken or the egg?

  162. Betsy August 9th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    Jen, he sounded really bummed about missing out on meeting Michael Jordan…..poor kid, lol

  163. A-ROD! A-ROD! August 9th, 2009 at 12:29 am

    the other thing that really angered me was Weiner. when asked why he left a-rod hanging but became ortiz’ personal publicist/agent/lawyer/bodyguard/translator/speechwriter he gave a ridiculous answer. had he said, “well… i guess we made a mistake… blah blah blah whatever” then i think i would have been ok with it. but he actually made the claim that he just yesterday had the revelation that he should deal with it with ortiz, as if that is in any way a legitimate response.

    and does anyone else really not care that hamilton went out drinking the other night? this has to be a serious news crisis if they seriously have nothing else to report.

  164. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    No I thought Shaugnessy was partial.

    He even wrote that ARod should be furious over the disparity.

    From what I’ve seen the boston press has been critical of Ortiz albeit I doubt that would be if Ortiz was actually performing.

    The fans want him out so the press will naturally go with the flow.

    Ortiz keeps this pace up and I wouldn’t be shocked to see the Sox cut ties with him.

    Between the PED situation and his atrocious performance I can easily see them distancing themselves from Ortiz to keep their championships as free from tarnish as possible.

  165. A-ROD! A-ROD! August 9th, 2009 at 12:35 am

    I think your right Bronx Jeers. Mabye they are trying to avoid a manny-like exit, which actually made them look pretty bad. now no one can say they pushed him out or dropped him like the others… look how they supported him.

  166. m August 9th, 2009 at 12:39 am

    Thanks for the Phil interview. I wonder if he feels like a rock star being a Yankee.

    And he’s such a momma’s boy. What a cutie.

  167. Bleacher Creature P.J. August 9th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    Yankees magic number to clinch AL East: 48
    Yankees magic number to clinch playoff berth: 47

  168. Drive 4-5 August 9th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    I have no problem whatsover simply tuning out ESPN just as I don’t listen to Francessa or read Lupica. There are plenty of information outlets to get my sports fix. For the last couple of years I find myself embarrassed for even watching segments of Sports Center. It’s America at its dumbest.

  169. igotid88 August 9th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Why for the Yankee/Red Sox promo they’re showing the Green Monster when they’re playing in Yankee Stadium?

  170. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus August 9th, 2009 at 12:46 am

    For those interested, pictures from tonight’s Trenton doubleheader

    http://www.puristbleedspinstri.....-such.html

  171. Jeremy August 9th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    The Red Sox and their fans won’t admit that the yankee pitching is really good. When you have A.J. Burnett and C.C. Sabathia back to back with their stuff your not going to score many runs. I don’t care if their offense sucks, because it still isn’t the main reason why they can’t hit yankee pitching.

  172. hateraid August 9th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    did anyone just watch buster olney try and compare the 2009 redsox to the 2005 yankees… the 09 redsox have a 787ops in a hitter park the 05 yankees had a 810ops in a pitchers park… yeah thats an apt comparison

  173. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! IT'S LIKE PITCHING VS YOU KNOW WHOOOOO BIG August 9th, 2009 at 12:50 am

    “did anyone just watch buster olney try and compare the 2009 redsox to the 2005 yankees… the 09 redsox have a 787ops in a hitter park the 05 yankees had a 810ops in a pitchers park… yeah thats an apt comparison”

    I don’t think that’s what he meant by it.

  174. Dave August 9th, 2009 at 12:55 am

    This is what alex said regarding ortiz’s press conference.

    “I didn’t see anything,” Rodriguez said after Ortiz went through the ordeal of a news conference. “David is a good friend. I’ve been there, done that. I lived it. Whatever he did, I hope he feels better about it because I certainly did once I had my press conference.”

    I doubt ortiz does.

  175. m August 9th, 2009 at 12:57 am

    Drive,

    It’s amazing though, the far-reaching influence of ESPN. I don’t have ESPN, but I get espnews so it’s often on in the background. In the car I switch between sporting news radio and espn local affiliate (90/10 split). I refuse to listen to Cowherd anymore, he’s even more obnoxious since his life changes. Nothing worse than a bitter divorced man.

    Dan Patrick show refers to espn as the “mother ship” and sporting news radio will say “the 4-letter network”, you’ll never, ever hear “ESPN” uttered on either station.

    Yesterday I lamented that the Times dug deeper than espn into the Ortiz story, and someone said it’s because they have more resources. At first blush that’s true, but not really if you think about it. ESPN is a money printing enterprise. Newspapers are the new dinosaurs. I just think it’s selective laziness on the part of ESPN. And really, with the exception of OTL, they only report what others have already found out.

    So basically, espn lives up to its moniker. “Sports Entertainment” I don’t think it’s evil like some people do, they’ve got some decent news anchors. But I think intelligent skeptics (ahem) can enjoy what little good espn has to offer without their brains turning to complete mush. :)

  176. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    AJ got put through the waiver wire yesterday.

    I don’t understand this waiver wire completely when it comes to stars.

    I mean I understand you want to see if anybody has interest in these players but does anybody really make claims.

    You know the Yanks aren’t trading AJ so why even make the claim? Are they hoping that Cash is out binge drinking and licking whipped cream off of co-eds breasts?

    “Hey girls! I just traded AJ Burnett. Come do a shot of tequila from my crotch!”

  177. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:02 am

    Thanks for the pics Rebecca

    They actually still play DHs in baseball? How quaint.

  178. pat August 9th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    What was Hinske’s reaction when he found out he was traded from the Pirates to the Yankees:

    “I ran to the plane.” :smile:

  179. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Can’t wait to see who claimed Rios. Wouldn’t be surprised if it was Chicago. That Kenny Williams is a wacky poker player. Have seen a couple of analysts write that picking up Rios would be a good move.

  180. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Yup, ESPN – the network that brought us – Keith Olbermann.

    Thanks.

  181. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Bronx Jeers

    Yeah Bronx, I don’t understand the waiver wire. Why place players you have no intention of trading on the wire? I could see a player that you might want to trade. But why AJ?

  182. Brandon... I'M AWESOME ! IT'S LIKE PITCHING VS YOU KNOW WHOOOOO BIG August 9th, 2009 at 1:07 am

    “What was Hinske’s reaction when he found out he was traded from the Pirates to the Yankees:

    “I ran to the plane.””

    LMAO I actually believe him.

  183. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Awww. I like Keith Olbermann. I used to love the one hour segment he would appear with dan patrick’s old radio show. I like Olbermann’s sports side, not so much his countdown stuff.

  184. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Rios as Dye’s replacement? Could be.

    I wonder if DET (Ordonez replacement)or LAA (Vlad replacement) are in on it?

    Has Cashman denied yet?

  185. Ed - offically 25 8/9/84 - present..wow! August 9th, 2009 at 1:08 am

    Mel,

    would you be surpise if the Yanks claimed him? I think all signs point to Kenny Williams too.

  186. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 1:10 am

    That bat dog is awesome!

    Looks like something from Charlie Finleys’s A’s.

  187. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 1:10 am

    another 0-0 game in the majors today. Atlanta Dodgers going in to extras 0-0

  188. DaveO August 9th, 2009 at 1:10 am

    Christina25

    Go ahead and plunk Youk. You will see more coming too. The Red Sox are already fed up with Joba’s and Girardi’s antics.They will stand up against the bully of the MLB.
    ===============================

    Way to go Christina. I for one am glad the Red Sox showed solidarity for the cause by completely refusing to swing the past 2 days.

    Fight the power!

  189. Ed - offically 25 8/9/84 - present..wow! August 9th, 2009 at 1:10 am

    “Has Cashman denied yet?”

    no he couldnt claim Rios, since the Yanks have a better record. the claim goes from last to first place teams on the AL then on to the NL from last to first..

  190. Ed - offically 25 8/9/84 - present..wow! August 9th, 2009 at 1:11 am

    no he couldnt claim Rios if he wanted too..

  191. Buck Nasty August 9th, 2009 at 1:12 am

    If it were up to some of the fans on this blog the season was over like 2 months ago

  192. Uncle Ellsworth August 9th, 2009 at 1:12 am

    click click click the well oiled machine on all cyliders

  193. jennifer August 9th, 2009 at 1:12 am

    I would be shocked if the Yankees claimed him. He is owed 60 million. The Yankees have talked about $$ restraint. Plus his numbers have been bad this year.

  194. Ed - offically 25 8/9/84 - present..wow! August 9th, 2009 at 1:13 am

    jennifer,

    Rios just need a change of scenery. look at Jeff Francour.

  195. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Well, mlbtr pretty much eliminated the Sox, Giants, and mets so I thought it could be NYY. But Olney seems pretty certain it’s Chicago probably through process of elimination.

    mlbtr has some comments from Williams, sounds a little testy like “why is this particular claim such a big deal?”

    Clubs are not allowed to make comments on players on the waiver wire.

  196. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:16 am

    Right – I don’t think he made it out of the AL, but was NYY the team that claimed him?

    The only candidates that make sense (have the need and the $$$) would be NYY, BOS, DET, CWS, LAA & TEX`

  197. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:18 am

    Ed,

    Since the waiver claim was leaked, Rios has had a little spring in his bat. He says he thinks he’ll still be in Toronto, but I bet he’d love to escape. The fans are really, really down on him.

    As many analysts have written, if they don’t pull Rios back that’ll say a lot about the financial state of the Jays.

  198. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:23 am

    They need to figure out who the 5th starter will be so Melancon can come back up. He’s better than Gaudin.

  199. Ed - offically 25 8/9/84 - present..wow! August 9th, 2009 at 1:23 am

    Lets say the Yanks did claimed Rios per say, then it should mean its the end of someone’s Yankee career. Probably Damon and Matsui, since we all know Matsui is gone next season.

  200. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:24 am

    They pretty much have 3 weeks left to worry about a 5th starter – 4, maybe 5 starts – then the rosters expand and you can basically glue something together

  201. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 1:25 am

    No way its the Yankees.

    Damon, Melky and Swish are all better offensively this season.

    He’s be an upgrade on defense only and he’s tremendously over valued right now.

  202. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Cashman told Francesa that he couldn’t have gotten authorization to add Halladay’s contract. Consequently, it logically follows that he can’t add Rios’s contract.

  203. timo August 9th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    As for why clubs run their stars through waivers, here’s some commentary:

    “’Just about every club runs every player through trade waivers just to secure them,” (Astros GM) Wade said. “Sometimes you’ll see a claim put in on a player where the club claiming the player has serious interest in acquiring that player. Often, that’s not the case.’”

    . . .

    “This leads to lots of anxious moments for fans in August and September when they hear a star player is on waivers. But they can relax; it’s all part of the process.

    ‘It’s complicated, and people set their hair on fire when they hear the Astros asked waivers on Jose Valverde,’ Wade said. ‘It’s in that span of time between Aug. 1 and the end of the season where you’re trying to clear everybody through in the event, however unlikely, that some deal might develop that makes a lot of sense.’”

    http://www.chron.com/disp/stor.....26070.html

  204. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Oh boy, there are some crazy fans. One KC fan hopes the Royals claimed Rios. Our very own SoCalFan (not included with the crazies) left a comment.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....l#comments

  205. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    Both Damon & Matsui are making it tough to cut ties with them – I still think one (probably Damon) has a real chance of staying another year

  206. Uncle Ellsworth August 9th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    who gets the day off tomorrow?
    Alex DH?

  207. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:28 am

    L to the 2nd

    If you are referencing my post, my point is that it’s kind of dumb to have two pitchers on the roster in Mitre in Gaudin that are worse than Melancon. Three weeks is way too long to be burdened with both them.

  208. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Richie – I think Gaudin is there to replace Mitre

  209. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    Whomever claimed Rios is likely looking at it like a FA signing. The only 2 “big” OF this winter will be Bay and Holliday. While they’re not all that and a bag of chips, the market will probably drive them above what they’re worth.

    Some think that Rios would have positive value.

    The team is probably a contender in a large market. That’s a lot of Canadian Dollars.

  210. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:32 am

    Mitre is one more bad or even meh start from DFA Land

  211. Wangawa August 9th, 2009 at 1:33 am

    Anyone hear the Baseball Tonight anchor do his Mike Francesa impression? Hilarious stuff…

  212. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:34 am

    m agreed

    Holliday has proven he’s an NL creation

    Bay will be looking for a big RS payday – not so sure he’ll get it.

    That leaves another, cheaper option in Rios

  213. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:36 am

    10:$9.7M, 11:$12M, 12:$12M, 13:$12.5M, 14:$12.5M, 15:$13.5M

    That’s an awful lot of money in this economy (actually in any economy) for a player who will be 29 in February and has a 104 career OPS+.

  214. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Edit: 2015 is a club option ($1M buyout), but still.

  215. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:39 am

    Holliday & Bay are going to ask for at least $15m per, and someone is going to pay it. RS are in a box with their offensive issues, Cards may put up the $$$ to protect Pujols.

    Rios would be cheaper than both, but his options are limited to a few teams

  216. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:41 am

    Rios’ will average a little less than $12m over the next five years. I think he’d be a good pick up for any team that could afford him.

  217. Johnny D. August 9th, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Best record in baseball, an soul crushing triple loss for the Sux… HOW DOES IT GET BETTER? What a great weekend its been!

  218. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 1:43 am

    Yanks have Mitre scheduled for Mon but that doesn’t mean too much.

    My guess is that he gets it and if he falters then Gaudin gets the start on Sat in Seattle.

    They haven’t announced anything beyond Mitre. They could slot Gaudin in next week to give Joba a breather as well.

  219. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:45 am

    Jason Bay has a 129 OPS+. I would much rather have Bay than Rios.

    Holliday, I’m not so sure.

  220. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:47 am

    Of the 3, I would say Bay, Rios, Holliday, in that order.

    Bay’s under .250, though, which is a concern, and after a hot start has tailed off considerably (AL catching up with him?)

  221. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:50 am

    Good compare and contrast of Hamilton/Ortiz by Howard Bryant (the writer that got snookered by Ortiz)

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4386295

  222. Midnight Rambler August 9th, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Christina25 and the Red Sox, two losers.

    Looo-whoooo-serrrsss!!!!!

  223. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Wouldn’t touch Holliday. Rios is the better all around-player (defender/baserunner/etc). How old is Bay?

  224. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 1:53 am

    Rios contract is bad in this years market. Very bad.

    Everybody’s going to be looking for the next Abreu-like contract.

    Damon is certainly a candidate.

  225. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Bay will be 31 in Sept:

    http://www.baseball-reference......ja01.shtml

  226. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 1:54 am

    Bay turns 31 in Sept.

  227. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 1:54 am

    I’d take Damon back at one year for $5 mil.

  228. Ed - offically 25 8/9/84 - present..wow! August 9th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    mel,

    Bay is 31.

  229. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:56 am

    Bronx Jeers,

    Damon is certainly playing himself back into the conversation. But I don’t think he can play the field everyday. And that arm!

    Check out the 1-yr. gambles, only Abreu has remotely paid off:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....mbles.html

  230. m August 9th, 2009 at 1:58 am

    Thanks, 2 years younger and currently healthier? Rios has moved to the front of the line.

  231. Ed - offically 25 8/9/84 - present..wow! August 9th, 2009 at 1:59 am

    m,

    if Damon is resigned next year, he most likely be the everyday DH. if not then Miranda could be the everyday DH or the backup 1B.

  232. Jeremy August 9th, 2009 at 1:59 am

    I hope the Sox don’t make the postseason. I would prefer Texas or Tampa. Tampa is good but they aren’t as good as they were last year, and the yanks facing them in a potential ALCS sounds better than facing the Sox.

  233. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 2:01 am

    Posada could DH 60 games next season.

  234. m August 9th, 2009 at 2:03 am

    Ed,

    I think the DH will be an open spot. Right now it’s Hideki’s because he can’t play the field (bless his heart). But next season it should be used for Alex (if he has the surgery), Jorge, and a half-day “rest”. We will have to re-do the bench. Hinske and Hairston are temps. Hideki will probably be gone. Damon could probably sign on with a team for 2 years for more than $5m per.

  235. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 2:03 am

    I saw that – the only other one remotely worth it is Orlando Cabrera – who was traded.

    I also noticed BJ Ryan was released by the Cubs. That didn’t last long.

    Another bad signing by the Blue Jays.

  236. Bronx Jeers August 9th, 2009 at 2:06 am

    Damon would be a great DH/ 4th outfielder.

    I’m sure the Yanks have thought about it.

    And Damon might try to get a 2yr deal as well.

    Yanks win it all? Who knows maybe he would even retire.

  237. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 2:06 am

    I can see Hinske and Hairston returning. I think Cash realizes that having to rely on the Cody Ransoms of the world is a slippery slope to deep trouble if the starter he is backing up gets hurt.

    I can also see Cash trying to move Swisher’s contract for more payroll flexibility, but I’m not sure he will be able to do it.

  238. Richie August 9th, 2009 at 2:08 am

    I would not give Damon two years because in 2011, Posada may have to DH 100 games or more. I would hope that Montero can catch some games by then.

  239. m August 9th, 2009 at 2:11 am

    Richie,

    Hairston maybe. He’s versatile and athletic. Seems like the perfect utility/bench player.

    If, big if, the Yankees picked up Rios I could see Swish getting moved. But probably not, his contract gets less favorable in the later years. And it’s almost cruel to ship Swish out. I think the team would deflate like a baloon.

  240. hardwired August 9th, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Whether Ortiz juiced six years ago or not, to me, is no longer relevant. The fact is, his days of terrorizing the American League are over. All the circumstantial evidence points to one clear and undisputed fact: he’s a black hole in a lineup replete with dead weight bats.

  241. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 2:15 am

    Hinske & Hairston are great spare parts – Cash would be foolish to let them go.

    I think Swisher stays – Girardi seems to love him & he’s keeping the clubhouse loose & producing offensively – although the defense makes you cringe.

    Give Damon 1 year – he may take it.

    Matsui, I’m afraid, is probably gone – either to SF Giants or retirement.

  242. m August 9th, 2009 at 2:21 am

    Huh. The NL is better than the AL in one aspect. No turf in any of their parks. Purists. :)

    In the AL, we’re the only non-dome team to have a winning record on turf. (11-3)

  243. L to the 2nd August 9th, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Next year, only Tampa & Toronto will have it.

    Don’t know why Toronto has it w/a retractable roof

  244. m August 9th, 2009 at 2:30 am

    L,

    They’re both good pieces.

    But teams usually part ways with bench players at the end of the year.

    They take care of their primary needs first, and work on the bench last. By the time they get around to the bench, the Hinskes, Zauns, et al, have already hooked up with other teams with 1 yr. deals.

    I would love to bring molina back for 1 year, though.

  245. IrishCarBomb August 9th, 2009 at 2:35 am

    can someone explain to me the “boli, boli” reference and why it is so bad?

    thanks

  246. m August 9th, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Irish,

    It’s the street name for the kind of steroid A-rod admitted to using.

    So basically, the espn sports center anchor heckled A-rod when doing Alex’s walkoff highlight.

  247. Uncle Ellsworth August 9th, 2009 at 2:39 am

    Boli is the street name of the juice Alex admitted to.
    What Anderson said is bad because he’s implying that Alex’s walkoff was Boli induced. There is no basis for this.
    Very unprofessional, mean spirited and a cheap shot at Alex.
    ESPN = TMZ of sports

  248. Uncle Ellsworth August 9th, 2009 at 2:40 am

    m how do you feel about SPAM?

  249. m August 9th, 2009 at 2:48 am

    Hawaii people eat it all the time. With gusto! Goes back to WWII and rations.

    I don’t eat too much of it because it’s full of nitrites (nitrates?)/bad stuff.

    But we slice it and fry it. Spam, eggs, and rice is so common, it’s even on the menu at mcdonald’s.

    But the bestest, bestest way to eat it is Spam musubi. You slice up the spam and fry it up, then you soak it in teriyaki sauce for a bit. Then you put it on on musubi (rice ball) with nori (dried laver). yummy.

    Here’s a picture:

    http://tinyurl.com/m3qem6

  250. Pat M.... August 9th, 2009 at 2:54 am

    m, I have seen Spam as a regular menu item when I’ve visited the islands…..Eat one time when I was a kid, didn’t care for it & never had it again….

  251. Uncle Ellsworth August 9th, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Yum. I knew it was a big Hawaii thing. I’m a fan and agree on the nitrates. My fave is just a sandwich with lettuce. mayo and SPAM don’t mix well IMO.

  252. Uncle Ellsworth August 9th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Pat M….
    August 9th, 2009 at 2:54 am
    m, I have seen Spam as a regular menu item when I’ve visited the islands…..Eat one time when I was a kid, didn’t care for it & never had it again….

    as much as I love spam, I agree with you insticnts.

  253. m August 9th, 2009 at 2:57 am

    Pat m,

    maybe you should’ve tried a little harder to like it.
    Shane Victorino and the last two Little League World Series championship teams from Hawaii all swear by its power. :)

  254. able 21 August 9th, 2009 at 7:44 am

    Good morning Yankee fans! How are we all feeling this morning? Great? That’s how I feel.

    Gonna start off with a big breakfast. Might even have a Boston bean chaser.

    We must keep our strength up for tonight’s game.

    Bask in the warmth. Enjoy the sports pages

  255. Propaghandi August 9th, 2009 at 7:52 am

    I want Tim McCarver tarred and feathered just to hear him scream.

    And Joe Buck is an asshat. Did anyone else catch last night when the camera displayed a closeup of Mo warming up and Joe Buck said, “Veras is warming in the Yankee Bullpen.”

    Ok, I can see you mistaking Veras for, say, Albaladejo, Marte, or some other relatively unknown bullpen pitcher. But mistaking Veras, who isn’t even on the Yankees anymore, with the best relief pitcher in the history of baseball?

    I loathe watching games on channels other than YES.

  256. bru August 9th, 2009 at 8:09 am

    Propaghandi
    August 9th, 2009 at 7:52 am
    I want Tim McCarver tarred and feathered just to hear him scream.

    And Joe Buck is an asshat. Did anyone else catch last night when the camera displayed a closeup of Mo warming up and Joe Buck said, “Veras is warming in the Yankee Bullpen.”

    Ok, I can see you mistaking Veras for, say, Albaladejo, Marte, or some other relatively unknown bullpen pitcher. But mistaking Veras, who isn’t even on the Yankees anymore, with the best relief pitcher in the history of baseball?

    I loathe watching games on channels other than YES.

    ———————————————————–

    it is so nice to be on top.

    it drives people to do and say crazy things

  257. CM (MLB needs to use instant replay more) August 9th, 2009 at 8:16 am

    SWB stranded 12 runners on base and went 2-11 with runners in scoring position. They lost.According, to Chad Jennings.

  258. Wang IS Taiwan August 9th, 2009 at 8:18 am

    Mistaking Mo for Veras? Come on…Buck has to either 1) be on drugs or 2) be the sloppiest, most ill-prepared broadcaster, self-congratulatory shlub on TV. That’s inexcusable. Didn’t Tim Mc correct him?

  259. Tom in N.J. August 9th, 2009 at 8:30 am

    “Mistaking Mo for Veras? Come on…Buck has to either 1) be on drugs or 2) be the sloppiest, most ill-prepared broadcaster, self-congratulatory shlub on TV. That’s inexcusable. Didn’t Tim Mc correct him?”

    I agree. The only thing worse than mistaking Veras for Mo is mistaking Jack Buck for Joe Buck.

  260. Cash is King August 9th, 2009 at 8:43 am

    When I watch the Yankees on Fox or ESPN, I do so with the sound off and pretend I’m sitting in the ballpark watching the game.

  261. Wang IS Taiwan August 9th, 2009 at 8:59 am

    Cash,

    I would need to add the smell of grass and hotdogs somehow to get the full effect.

    I watch the game on TV here and then tune in to mlb.com to hear John and Suzyn — although listening to Sterling is almost as bad as Buck and McC — though not quite. I do enjoy Suzyn’s comments, though. Her voice? Not so much, but she knows her stuff.

  262. ArodMVP217 August 9th, 2009 at 9:07 am

    TBS aint bad if they are to buy a yanks game, which is not often..

  263. Erica - always OPPC August 9th, 2009 at 9:23 am

    Happy birthday Ed!

  264. andrew August 9th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    Imagine how he would have felt having that experience in the old Yankee Stadium. The place where the real fans that could afford a ticket could go. I was a season ticket holder for over a decade and I have not been back yet and I have no plans to go back.

  265. bp August 9th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Ortiz never said ‘I never used or bought steroids’ past tense. He said ‘ I never use or buy ‘clintons attorneys must have written his b.s.

  266. just nod if you can hear me August 10th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Adam Everett…what a joke.

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