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Game 147: Blue Jays at Yankees (Update: Posada suspended three games)

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YANKEES (93-53)
Jeter SS
Hairston LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Cano 2B
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Pitching: RHP Chad Gaudin (1-0, 3.42 with Yankees).

BLUE JAYS (66-79)
Scutaro SS
Hill 2B
Lind DH
Wells CF
Overbay 1B
Encarnacion 3B
Barajas C
Bautista RF
Snider LF

Pitching: LHP Brian Tallet (7-9, 5.26).

TIME/TV: 7:05, YES.

STATE OF THE ‘STRIPES: The Yankees have actually lost three of their last five games. They lead the Red Sox by 6.5 games in the AL East and the Angels by six in the race for home-field advantage. The magic number remains at 12.

HANGING CHAD: With Andy Pettitte resting a “fatigued” left shoulder, Chad Gaudin gets the ball for the Yankees. He has pitched well since being acquired from the Padres for a bag of rocks. Gaudin has allowed 23 hits in 23.2 innings and struck out 22. The 15 walks are an issue. His last appearance came on Sept. 8 and it was a solid as he allowed one run in six innings against Tampa Bay.

The Yankees are 3-0 in his starts and Gaudin has an ERA of 2.57 in those games.

NO LACK OF TALLET: The Yankees will be seeing Tallet for the fifth time this season, the fourth time as a starter. He has a 5.00 ERA against the Yankees. Tallet allowed five runs on eight hits in five innings against the Yankees on Sept. 6.

MILESTONE WATCH FOR MO: That Mariano Rivera dude needs one strikeout for 1,000. Mo has pitched once since Sept. 8 and four times all month.

SWISHALICIOUS: Nick Swisher is 11 of 31 on the homestand with 10 runs scored, six extra-base hits and four RBI along with five walks.

TRIPLE TIMES TWO FOR TEX: Mark Teixeira has had a triple in each of the last two games. His previous three-bagger had come on Aug. of 2007. That’s baseball, you just can’t figure it.

ON THE ROAD AGAIN: The Yankees are 6-3 on a homestand that ends today. The team is off tomorrow then starts a three-game series in Seattle on Friday.

THANKS: To my Journal News colleague Mike Dougherty for calling in the lineup. He’s covering the game for me tonight. I’ll check in later perhaps. Or perhaps not.

UPDATE, 4:50 p.m.: So much for the night off. According to the Daily News, Posada got four games and a $3,000 fine, which is pretty much what was expected. Jesse Carlson got the same.

No word on appeals yet. But Posada should take his four games and come back Monday in Anaheim. Fighting it means the process gets delayed and he could miss games against Boston later in the month.

UPDATE, 5:22 p.m.: Word now is that Shelley Duncan will get three games for his role in the brawl. He was, as you would expect, an active participant. There also will be assorted fines.

You have to hand it to Shelley. He has been in the majors parts of three seasons and been suspended twice.

UPDATE, 5:51 p.m.: The MLB justice system is impossible to understand. Anyway, Posada and Carlson apparently have three games — apparently on the condition of not appealing. It starts tonight. Barajas was fined $1,000. Gaston confirmed the Carslon suspension.

The problem with all this is that there are no rules. It’s up to Bob Watson. The appeals process also has flexibility. It could take a month, it could take 10 minutes.

Bottom line: Posada can’t play until Sunday.

UPDATE, 6:53 p.m.: More on the suspensions:

Posada and Carlson were initially given four games without pay and a $3,000 fine. Both appealed and it was reduced to three days with pay and the fine. They start serving tonight. Posada wasn’t going to play tonight anyway and he has a stiff neck from the fight.

Meanwhile, Rod Barajas got a $1,000 fine. Shelley Duncan got three games and a fine. Edwar “The Terminator” Raimrez was fined as was an apparently feisty Kevin Long.

Joe Girardi, meanwhile, came to the defense of John McDonald.

“There’s been some reports that John McDonald gave me my little thing on my eye and that is totally incorrect. John McDonald is a local kid that is a good man. From watching the tape. I didn’t see John McDonald touch me, and he actually sought me out today and we talked about it. He was quite disturbed that his name was mentioned in that sort of situation. He’s a peacemaker, he’s a local kid and I just want to clarify that.

“I got elbowed by one of my own players that I won’t disclose because it was an accident trying to pull someone off, so I don’t want John McDonald to have a bad name because this is a good man.”

One of his own players? No wonder Joe was so ripped last night.

UPDATE, 7:40 p.m.: Ian Kennedy is pitching tonight for Scranton in the IL Finals. You can watch the game live by clicking on the video link at www.swbyankees.com. Good luck to Ian as he continues his comeback.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Ian Kennedy pitched three perfect innings tonight, striking out six. Now Ian can go to Instructional League and the Arizona Fall League and build up more innings.

Ian is a good guy and had a potentially dangerous condition. It’s nice to see him back and pitching like he is capable.

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1,047 Responses to “Game 147: Blue Jays at Yankees (Update: Posada suspended three games)”

  1. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    100 pitches for joba sounds good joe

  2. Joe September 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I have some weird feeling about tonight’s game.

  3. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    :mad: Awful!! :mad:

  4. G September 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Hope the Yankees come up with a win. Its not a must win, but just to send a message. Also gain a game in the magic number. Wish Gardner was playing…

  5. tex's friend September 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    what is more sad? this fight won’t go away or wendy williams actually has her own tv show?

  6. Eric September 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Big game tonight for a lot of reasons. The Angels have a favorable pitching match-up in Beantown (Saunders vs Byrd). Let’s get the W, finish the homestand 7-3, and drop the magic number to at least 11!

  7. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    HOLY COW!1!!

    Check out the chest protector Posada is wearing!

    http://img29.imageshack.us/img29/6100/posada.jpg

  8. upstate kate September 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Uncle E- be nice…don’t you think it is nice that Laura gets along w/ Minka and Kate? And who is Wendy Williams?

  9. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    So Jorge PoSado gets some rest tonight (with 5 days more “compulsory” rest to come). The Toronto series doesn’t matter, but playing the A’s or Boston without Jorge might matter. Ah well. Too late now.

    At least nobody in pinstripes got hurt, except Joe G.

  10. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    No Johnny :cry:

  11. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I guess we’re forfeiting tonights game with that line-up

    tunnel man- nice find..so thats what Jorge gets to go home to every night…whys he in such a bad moodall the time?

  12. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Here’s a great clip of Posada talking about the fight on the Wendy Williams show.

    http://www.wendyshow.com/2009/.....ada_fight/

    The clip has this great optical illusion: for the first ten minutes, you’re unable to see Laura’s face :)

  13. tom September 16th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I hope we beat that gene shallet or tallet whoever the dude pitching for them tonight is and by 20 runs.

  14. Tom B September 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    BG, we are forfeiting because AL MVP johnny damon isnt playing? somehow i don’t follow this.

  15. Wave Your Hat September 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Glad to see Joe giving Posada and Damon the night off. He’s been playing the A team most nights and I think it’s time to take take the foot off the accelerator and start rotating guys out of the lineup for a little R&R before the playoffs. Hairston and Hinke are perfect to do that without giving up too much.

  16. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    I wish Posada was playing. It’d be nice to get him until he serves his presumptive suspension.

    Joe G. talking about the bullpen.

    We’re frustrated with the way Bruney’s throwing the ball, too, Joe!

    Question for those who’ve watched Dunn lately. Like what you see? Is he moving up the rope ladder of trust?

  17. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Battlestar Galactica #11: Jorge is not in such a bad mood all the time, that’s just his fiery fieriness. Jorge has a good sense of humor and exhibits much cheer. Championship cheer, in fact!

  18. Tom B September 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    if he doesn’t play he can “start” serving his suspension before it is levied.

  19. ADam September 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Yanks are due to blast this tallet clown… He looks like an out of work porn star by the way…

  20. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I find it so ironic that people were cheering last night about Posada fighting the Blue Jays, and are now complaining that he is not in the line up and we are forfeiting the game.

    This is the consequence of having your all-star catcher start a fight. He will be suspended and not in the line up. You cannot have it both ways

  21. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    I don’t even have to click on the link to know that you’re not talking about Jorge.

  22. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Tom B-

    No we are forfeiting because Johnny Damons not playing, because Jorge Posdas not playing, and because Brett Gardner’s not playing…try and keep up Tommy Boy

  23. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I’m sure Laura Posada is a wonderful gal, and she is a very nice looking lady, but big fake anything just looks, well, big and fake. (Why do so many women do that?)

  24. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    The Joe Girardi Report on Mike’d Up with Mike Francesa (09/16/09):

    http://bit.ly/NYglk

  25. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Odd isn’t.

    Why can’t ARod and Jeter date someone like Laura Posada or Michelle Damon?

    http://img22.imageshack.us/img22/5329/damonm.jpg

  26. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Erica-

    Hes not suspended yet though…you could still have him in the line-up to help beat the Jays today after they spanked us last night

  27. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “I’m sure Laura Posada is a wonderful gal, and she is a very nice looking lady, but big fake anything just looks, well, big and fake. (Why do so many women do that?)”

    Three reasons:
    1)Because men like big, fake boobs
    2)Because men really like big, fake boobs
    3)Because they think it makes them look better

  28. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Tunnel Man-

    Where is it in the MLB Union SPD that every player must date someone that resembles a Barbie Doll?? Please advise, I will notify Don Fehr

  29. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I’m sure Laura Posada is a wonderful gal, and she is a very nice looking lady, but big fake anything just looks, well, big and fake. (Why do so many women do that?)
    ======================================================
    Because most of us aren’t snobs.

  30. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    upstate kate
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Uncle E- be nice…don’t you think it is nice that Laura gets along w/ Minka and Kate? And who is Wendy Williams?

    I attached no negative connotation – just reporting what Mrs Posada said. I actually do think it is nice.

    There is a negative connotaion attached to the fact that I am spreading gossip. And I know who Wendy Williams is.
    That’s on me.
    Hell in a Bucket baby!

  31. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    What is this show, “Hung”? Anne Heche was on last night with Dave and she said that teenage girls run up to her all the time and tee hee about the name. Apparently her ex on the show is some stripper? Female or male? Because if it was a female, that’s kinda sorta messed up. Like she used to be! Remember when she was driving around all delirious?

  32. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Tunnel Man-

    Where is it in the MLB Union SPD that every player must date someone that resembles a Barbie Doll?? Please advise, I will notify Don Fehr
    =============================================
    Oh please. It’s in the Yankee code of ethics established when DiMaggio bagged Marilyn Monroe.

  33. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    “Question for those who’ve watched Dunn lately. Like what you see? Is he moving up the rope ladder of trust?”

    IMO, no, not moving up the ladder of trust – yet. Lots of work remains to be done. But these appearances in garbage time are supposed to be encouragement for the young man as he continues his conversion to flamethrowing pitcher from outfielder.

  34. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    those boobs are new

  35. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Michelle Damon looks better with her huge sunglasses on. Just saying.

  36. Free Mike Vick September 16th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Since when did Francisco Cervelli get into the Girardi dog house??

    jeez..will this guy ever start a game? maybe he is trying to let Molina start all the games he can before he leaves next year. idk

  37. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Hung is about a woman office worker who pimps for the guy who played maris in bronx is burning, thomas jane.

  38. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Why is Hairston hitting number 2? Wouldn’t Melky, Cano or Swisher be better hitting second instead of Hairston. Why not play Gardner instead. Gardner has a 429 obp against Tallett. He just hit a double of a lefty last night. Joe is too much in love with the righty/lefty matchups.

  39. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    It’s gettig catty in here.

    Paging raymagnetic.

  40. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    From rotoworld: Carlson and Posada both got 4 game suspensions. Hopefully Posada’s can start tonight. 4 games isn’t bad at all. I expected 5-6.

  41. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    BG#11
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    Erica-

    Hes not suspended yet though…you could still have him in the line-up to help beat the Jays today after they spanked us last night

    ****

    Actually, I believe someone else pointed out that if Jorge is being held out of the line up, he can start preemptively serving his suspension. Unless you want him out against the Angels and Bo Sox next week. If you think having Jorge out in those games instead would be beneficial to the Yankees, then by all means- put Jorge in tonight

    Also, do you REALLY think its wise to put him back in the line up against the team he attacked the night before???

  42. upstate kate September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I guess you are one up on me Uncle E, since I have no idea who wendy is :)

  43. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    XLJ-

    Nice stats on Brett Gardener and I hear ya..forget the matchup on paper go with the gritty gutsy guy.

  44. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    randy l.
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    “Don’t tell me that you accosted a customer for trying to pinch one of your bran muffins and got arrested, Randy.”

    gb7-

    no, i kinda sorta knocked a master’s type snooty golf writer who poked his finger in my chest on the the first tee of a tournament down the hill .

    it wouldn’t have been so bad because there were no witnesses who would say anything until he came back and poked me again and dared me to do it again in front of the club pro.

    the second time he went down the hill was the tricky one explaining to the judge.

    it wasn’t so bad though because they dropped the charges after i spent four saturdays at the sarasota pelican man’s bird sanctuary helping wounded pelicans.

    ————————————————————

    LMAO. Without saying it, at least you picked the perfect target.

    Here’s a question for you, SJ, PAT M or any of the other readers that have some common sense. If ‘Zona doesn’t pick up Brandon Webb’s option, would you as a Yankee front office type go after him, given his recent injuries and pitching in the NL West? I’m inclined to find out what he wants and for how long. I don’t think the injuries are a long lasting thing, but, I’d certainly try a one year with options and a $5 mil base and heavy incentives.

  45. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    because hairston can lay down a bunt.

  46. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “Where is it in the MLB Union SPD that every player must date someone that resembles a Barbie Doll?? Please advise, I will notify Don Fehr”

    You are forgetting that even though these guys are baseball players, before everything else, they are still men. Most men have the same idea of what a hot woman looks like. They’ve been conditioned to believe that; we all have. If she’s not blonde, a size 2 and has huge cans, they aren’t interested (for the most part).

  47. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    # Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “I’m sure Laura Posada is a wonderful gal, and she is a very nice looking lady, but big fake anything just looks, well, big and fake. (Why do so many women do that?)”

    Three reasons:
    1)Because men like big, fake boobs
    2)Because men really like big, fake boobs
    3)Because they think it makes them look better
    ====================================================

    ahahahahhahahahahahhahahahha

    You’re too funny!

    being curvy (natural or not)Does make a figure look hotter.

    It’s the same way women prefer tall men.

  48. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    mick,

    So Anne Heche is a pimp?

    murphydog,

    Sorry, had to ask. Just looking for one of the relievers to grab that brass ring.

  49. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Joe G said Jorge was not scheduled to play today! and he’s a little sore.

  50. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    mick
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm
    Hung is about a woman office worker who works for the guy who played maris in bronx is burning, thomas jane.

    ****

    Actually, Thomas Jane played Mickey Mantle

  51. CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Thomas Jane played Mantle.

  52. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Laura:

    Maybe you’re right, although I’m not wired that way. I dunno, I just think big fake ones are like toupees. A toupee, even a good one, always looks like a toupee. And a toupee always looks silly, IMO.

  53. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Wow, Bob Watson must be getting soft in his old age. I pegged Jorge for a 7 game suspension that would be knocked down to 5 on appeal.

  54. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    jorge should appeal and get it reduced. what a stoopid thing to do.

  55. CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Heche is his ex wife…and her charcter is not very nice.

  56. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus September 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Jorge suspended 4 games and fined 3K

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....es-fi.html

    HE got off LIGHT.

  57. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    ann heche is his wife, not the pimp.

  58. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    upstate kate
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    I guess you are one up on me Uncle E, since I have no idea who wendy is

    I wish I did not.

  59. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    # Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    “Where is it in the MLB Union SPD that every player must date someone that resembles a Barbie Doll?? Please advise, I will notify Don Fehr”

    You are forgetting that even though these guys are baseball players, before everything else, they are still men. Most men have the same idea of what a hot woman looks like. They’ve been conditioned to believe that; we all have. If she’s not blonde, a size 2 and has huge cans, they aren’t interested (for the most part).

    ================================================
    Speaking for most men, we prefer ample curves and not a size 2.

    99.99% of men would prefer Laura Posada over Kate Moss.

  60. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    erica

    just wanted to see if anyone was reading.

    who played maris then?

  61. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Argh! I was thinking 4, but you rarely see it. I guess it’s because pitchers are the ones who usually get suspended.

    Good job by mlb giving Carlson a suspension of any kind. I thought they would job us on that one. And they must’ve really looked at his role in the whole thing because they easily could’ve levied a heavier punishment for Posada.

    Good job all around! Clock starts tonight for Jorge.

  62. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Actually, I believe someone else pointed out that if Jorge is being held out of the line up, he can start preemptively serving his suspension. Unless you want him out against the Angels and Bo Sox next week. If you think having Jorge out in those games instead would be beneficial to the Yankees, then by all means- put Jorge in tonight

    Also, do you REALLY think its wise to put him back in the line up against the team he attacked the night before???

    —–

    I dont want him out during the Angels and BoSox, I’d perfer he sits during the Mariners or Royals series…notice you went right for the two best matchups but theres other better opportunities to sit him than tonight against a fired up divisional match-up. Instead we wave this white-flag line-up that we have tonight..its weak. Who cares if they brawled last night and jorge was the catalyst? what is this a tea party? is there markings for etiquette? gimme a break.

  63. CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    If the suspension has really been handed down, then it starts immediatelys. I’m sure he’ll just sit out today and the Seattle series and be ready to go vs the Angels. No reason to appeal.

  64. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    “Maybe you’re right, although I’m not wired that way. I dunno, I just think big fake ones are like toupees. A toupee, even a good one, always looks like a toupee. And a toupee always looks silly, IMO.”

    I’m torn on the whole plastic thing. On the one hand, I can understand a woman wanting to make herself look better. But on the other hand, I feel that if God wanted her to have huge ones, he would have given them to her. It’s a personal preference thing I guess.

  65. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Does Anne Heche know her ex is a man-ho?

  66. mick September 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    erica

    would never doubt your tv watching skills.

  67. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Erica-

    Seeing as now he was officially suspended our argument is moot. Good chatter though.

    <3 BG#11

  68. tex's friend September 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    No we are forfeiting because Johnny Damons not playing, because Jorge Posdas not playing, and because Brett Gardner’s not playing…try and keep up Tommy Boy

    _____

    This is soooo dramatic.

    Posada and Damon are sitting. Gardner is NOT the starter and melky is hitting over .280 anyway.

  69. jennifer September 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    4 games isn’t bad at all. That would explain why he is sitting. Just serve it and be back Monday. 5 days of rest will actually do him good. :) see look on the bright side.

  70. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Jorge should serve the suspension right away. Seattle is the best team on the schedule to miss games against. They will need him a lot more against the Angels and Boston. If he appeals it could take more than a week to hear an answer.

  71. upstate kate September 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    4 games makes sense if Youk got 5 for charging the mound. That is good news :) thanks Rebecca

  72. joeysdadjoe September 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    If Rotoworld is correct it seems Bob Watson didn’t agree with the ump who put it squarely on Posada.Carlson had NO BUISNESS being next to the plate on that play.That was just begging for it(and yes Jorge should’ve known better)

  73. CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Barry Pepper played Maris

  74. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Kate Moss is a bad example, most men wouldn’t want a coked out “boy”.

    Kate Hudson might be a better example. Boy is she flat.

  75. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Jorge would have been off tonight regardless, as has just been reported by good guy commenter Uncle Ellsworth.

    Day off before an off day. It is the Girardi way.

    Go to the 2010 schedule and you can figure out many of Posada’s days off right now, if you’re so inlined.

  76. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “99.99% of men would prefer Laura Posada over Kate Moss.”

    And the .01% who don’t are gay. :P

  77. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “99.99% of men would prefer Laura Posada over Kate Moss.”

    Whew, not a difficult choice for a lot of reasons not having to do with appearance.

    Good news for Posada. 4 games instead of 5. If he appeals does he get 3 games?

  78. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Jorge can return against Los Angeles, too, so all the complaining about losing him for LAA and Boston is now completely irrelevant.

  79. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    “Kate Hudson might be a better example. Boy is she flat.”

    Yes, but her rear end makes up for it in spades.

  80. joeysdadjoe September 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I almostwouldn’t mind Posada missing the LA games to get Molinas arm in there.Wouldn’t want to have to explain that to him though.

  81. CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    99.99% is a slight exageration. But to each their own.

  82. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Michelle Damon – whoa.

    Erica, you may have some competition :)

  83. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Odd isn’t.

    Why can’t ARod and Jeter date someone like Laura Posada or Michelle Damon?
    ==========================================

    Good Point.

    no one in my office can see anything in Kate Hudson.

    http://d.yimg.com/a/p/sp/getty.....eles_a.jpg

    And I can see what they mean.

  84. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    # Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Wow, Bob Watson must be getting soft in his old age. I pegged Jorge for a 7 game suspension that would be knocked down to 5 on appeal.

    I thought he drafted Posada!

  85. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    99.99% is a slight exageration. But to each their own
    ==================================

    Really?

    you’d go for coked out, prepubescent Kate Moss over the curvy Posada or Damon

  86. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    There’s no way that the suspension would’ve been for more than 5 games. You’d have to kill someone to get that.

  87. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Get ready for a Christina25 outrage post.

    She had half the Yankee team suspended earlier today.

    Expect outrage in 3….2…..1.

    The suspensions are what they should be.

    4 is fair for Jorge and Carlson was asking for trouble last night and got what he deserved.

    Justice is served and now the thing can be put to bed.

  88. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    tex’s Friend

    This is soooo dramatic.

    Posada and Damon are sitting. Gardner is NOT the starter and melky is hitting over .280 anyway.

    —-

    I was being dramatic although the Jorge point is moot now that hes officially suspended, the Damon part is valid due to his league-high win probability added (WPA) and the Brett Gardner point is because he played great last night (previously mentioned his double off a lefty) and needs all the at bats he can get before the postseason to assist an extrmeley streaky Melky

  89. Sports Geek September 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Heyy!!!
    Yanks should keep playing Posada until they get word of his suspension. Don’t take him out voluntarily.

    Also, We should play Gardner most games- help him get back into mid-season form. And besides, look at his Runs Scored stat, or even more- runs scored per plate appearance. After all, scoring runs is the bottom line! (The only Yankee with higher R/PA is Damon… and he benefits substantially from batting near the top of the batting order.)

  90. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Ladies,

    Can we conclude that 99.99% of the men would take the best looking lady that would take them?

    Gentlemen,

    Please discuss. :)

  91. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Laura September 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    “Kate Hudson might be a better example. Boy is she flat.”

    Yes, but her rear end makes up for it in spades.
    =======================================================
    I don’t know, her face is so plain, she almost looks like a guy.

  92. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    I really hope the Yanks slap this Tallet dude around. Especially after what happened last night you don’t want to lose 2 games to this loser team. Tallet stinks and the Yanks need to give him a good beating.

  93. CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Oh no, I wasnt talking about Moss specifically, i was talking about the body types.

  94. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    BG#11
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Erica-

    Seeing as now he was officially suspended our argument is moot. Good chatter though.

    <3 BG#11

    ****

    hahaha. Glad we resolved that. I told you it made sense. Never doubt Erica!! :-)

  95. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    m September 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Ladies,

    Can we conclude that 99.99% of the men would take the best looking lady that would take them?

    Gentlemen,

    Please discuss. :)
    ============================

    Oh come on, this is like the Hot Stove league, only the playas are Hawt! :)

  96. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    lol Francesa just asked a caller would he have more faith in Arroyo instead of Joba in the playoffs. Can’t make this stuff up. Seriously.

  97. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    SPORTS GEEK! I LIKE WHAT YOURE SELLING.

    I couldnt have said it better myself

  98. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    L to the 2nd
    September 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Michelle Damon – whoa.

    Erica, you may have some competition
    ****

    Umm no.. she is scared of me. I am a home wrecker, remember??

    Just kidding :-)

  99. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Dear Jorge,

    Take the rest of the week off and come back Monday for the Angels.

    Thanks,
    MGMT

  100. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    They got word of the suspension today. Hence, no Posada in the lineup.

    They knew it earlier than the public announcement.

    This works out well for the Yankees. He will available for the Angels series.

    All this “win probability” stuff is nonsense. This team has won all year with all different lineups.

    The people who declare losses before the games even start have been wrong all year. Hard to take them seriously now.

  101. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    “Can we conclude that 99.99% of the men would take the best looking lady that would take them?”

    It depends on what time of the night (or early morning) we are talking about, no? ;)

    OK, best looking lady, but subjectively, not objectively. Gotta allow for “type.”

  102. CountryClub September 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Actually, the caller asked francessa that question and Mike said he would NOT have more faith in Arroyo. I almost fell down, hahaha.

  103. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Randy Levine just appealed to Bob Watson to suspend Andy Pettitte too. :(

  104. YankWatcher September 16th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Maybe Kate Hudson has a brain as well as looks. A-Rod seems to like women with brains at least some of the time (Madonna,etc. …maybe we can forget about Spitzer’s hooker’s madam…) for which I have to give him credit.

    If you look at photos of Damon and Posada with their wives, they are good looking COUPLES. Damon and Posada (and A-Rod and Jeter) would all be able to pull pretty great looking women even without their multi-million dollar contracts.

  105. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    SJ44-

    The people who declare losses before the games even start have been wrong all year. Hard to take them seriously now.

    —-

    Thats the beauty of baseball anything can happen on any given night but what I mean by our “white-flag” line-up is easy envisioned with a quesiton. Do you think tonight’s line-up is who Girardi would start in Game 1 of the World Series? obviously not, hence not our strongest line-up, therefore I’m not getting my hopes up for a win tonight.

  106. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Wow Francesa not having faith in his beloved Bronson Arroyo in a playoff setting? Who knew.

  107. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    “lol Francesa just asked a caller would he have more faith in Arroyo instead of Joba in the playoffs. Can’t make this stuff up. Seriously.”

    :)

    Mike’s next question

    “Let me ask you this: would you have more faith in Crash Davis catching AJ Burnett instead of Posada in the playoffs? Or what if Superman was a catcher…”

  108. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    The last time people grumbled about the “C” squad which was worse than this, the offense exploded. AJ actually had the “D” squad. :)

    All this discussion from one innocuous comment about plastic….

  109. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    “All this discussion from one innocuous comment about plastic….”

    It’s all part of recycling ;)

  110. Stultus Magnus September 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    “OK, best looking lady, but subjectively, not objectively. Gotta allow for ‘type.’”

    Exactly, and sometimes that means the “top-heavy by design” woman in the room won’t be chosen.

    Not by me, at least.

  111. m September 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Who did Laura donate her old plastic to? :?

    One of the guys making league minimum?

  112. Karen September 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    YankWatcher, I beg to disagree . . . Damon is not all that and Posada is kind of funny looking. Only hot Yankees on the current roster are maybe A-Rod and Swish. The rest of the guys are either fat or eh.

  113. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Wow Kate Hudson and Minka treated like chopped liver on the Lohud.

    Suppose some of you think Jeter should have stuck with Mariah Carey.

  114. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Mariah Carey was married at the time.

    Way to go, Mr. Bad Example. :(

  115. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    leaving work now… catch you all later

    Btw- in all of this chaos did anyone check game time weather for the Bronx?

  116. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Uh, no. Jeter should’ve held on to Alba.

    And there are no “hotties” on this team. That’s why we ogle the Greek kid. No, not Youkilis.

  117. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    m September 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Who did Laura donate her old plastic to? :?

    One of the guys making league minimum?

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

    A new pair of boobs is no different than, say, Tommy John surgery :)

  118. Karen September 16th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Actually Girardi is not bad looking either.

  119. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 16th, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    Mariah Carey was married at the time.

    Way to go, Mr. Bad Example.

    Nick I assure you I was not the one who ran over your dog.

  120. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Wow Kate Hudson and Minka treated like chopped liver on the Lohud.
    =========================================================

    Oh please. check out the photo of Hudson linked above. She reminds me of the trannies on Avenue A in late 80s.

  121. baseballfab September 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Thank God for YankeeBob, the most valuable unpaid employee we have! 4 games? Love it!

  122. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    “Suppose some of you think Jeter should have stuck with Mariah Carey.”

    No way. She was and still is a head case. She had her “girls” done a few years ago as well. Very good job, but you would expect that with the kind of money she has.

  123. Stultus Magnus September 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    A new pair of boobs is no different than, say, Tommy John surgery :)

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

    If your job title is stripper, then maybe.

  124. bruceb September 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Will Girardi ever learn? You can’t bat Hairston at two when Molina is catching. It gives the opposition two easy outs and takes away the possibility of a big inning. No doubt Posada and Damon will be in to pinch-hit when we’re five runs down. And surely Posada should be catching if he’s going to be sitting the next five days?

  125. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Actually, from this side of the street, Kate/Minka > Laura/Michelle

  126. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    ok I’m done.

  127. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Man, some rough & funny stuff on the board this afternoon.

    Maybe some de-clawing is in order?

  128. ADam September 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    From rotoworld: Carlson and Posada both got 4 game suspensions. Hopefully Posada’s can start tonight. 4 games isn’t bad at all. I expected 5-6.”””

    - Totally take the 4 and move on…

  129. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “And there are no “hotties” on this team. That’s why we ogle the Greek kid. No, not Youkilis.”

    Not so, m. Derek is gorgeous. So is Alex, despite those pink lips. LOL! I’d be happy with either one of them. But alas, if I had to choose, the Greek kid would win.

    Laura Markakis. Has a nice ring to it. :)

  130. Karl September 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I am still waiting for more pictures of Joanna . . .

  131. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Isn’t Markakis from LI?

    Some of the ladies can stalk from close range.

  132. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “Isn’t Markakis from LI?

    Some of the ladies can stalk from close range.”

    I’m in Chicago. :(

  133. bruceb September 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Or does this count as game one of Posada’s suspension?

  134. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    De-clawing might be good. Wouldn’t want anything to pop in a cat fight.

  135. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    “Or does this count as game one of Posada’s suspension?”

    If he decides not to appeal, yes – today is day one of his suspension.

  136. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    bruceb
    September 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm
    Will Girardi ever learn? You can’t bat Hairston at two when Molina is catching. It gives the opposition two easy outs and takes away the possibility of a big inning. No doubt Posada and Damon will be in to pinch-hit when we’re five runs down. And surely Posada should be catching if he’s going to be sitting the next five days?

    ——————————————-

    Yeah I dont understand why Hairston is batting 2. I dont care if Hairston hits 4 homeruns tonight. Why would you want to give Hairtson more at bats than Swisher, Melky or Cano. I mean Girardi played both Hairston and Ransom in the same lineup this year. Same reason he played Betimit last year he gets too in love with lefty/righty matchups. Tallet is an awful pitcher the yanks can send up an all left handed lineup against him and they will still beat him.

  137. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Girardi will never learn.

    40 games over .500 this year and he has no clue how to fill up a lineup card.

    Amazing some folks actually feel that way.

    At least it makes some of us have a good laugh for the day.

  138. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    # Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    “Suppose some of you think Jeter should have stuck with Mariah Carey.”

    No way. She was and still is a head case. She had her “girls” done a few years ago as well. Very good job, but you would expect that with the kind of money she has.
    =======================================================
    I’ve seen her up close. Her nose job is pronounced and distracting. You know how if you come across someone famous they often look different in person. Mariah is someone who looks better when presented by a good photographer.

  139. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Minka is very attractive.

    Kate Hudson is a different story. What does A-Rod see in her?

  140. betsy September 16th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Wow, I’m shocked that Jorge only got 4 games…..but it’s good news.

  141. Jay September 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    can he sit out tonight and then appeal? That would at least split up the suspension. Peter’s wrong he should drop the appeal against the Angels so Molina can curb the running game.

  142. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    betsy,

    Nothing shocking. Bob Watson read the blog overnight and decided to go with the salient posters. :)

  143. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    At least Kate > Madonna

  144. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “Kate Hudson is a different story. What does A-Rod see in her?”

    You apparently have missed my post about her posterior. It makes up for most of her flaws.

  145. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    No suspension for Shelley Duncan or Barajas? Interesting. Shocked Posada only got 4 days also. Might as well start that today.

  146. Jay September 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    $30,000 is chump change for jorge, but for carlson.

  147. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth: I was referring to Derek Jeter as Mr. Bad Example, not you!

    My dog is well and sends her regards.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....926497007/

  148. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Ooh, Laura will be mad. She wanted a new coat rack for Christmas.

    That’s a stiff fine. That’s NBA territory. I thought the mlb’s fine’s were a joke. $1500 here, $2000 there.

    Are you sure that’s not $3000?

  149. Wave Your Hat September 16th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    SJ44-

    In the last two days commenters have found objections to Swisher’s girlfriend, Jeter’s girlfriend and Posada’s wife.

    Now some think that a lineup that has Jeter, Teixeira, ARod, Matsui, Cano and Swisher in it is giving up.

    Some folks just aren’t happy unless they are unhappy, I guess.

  150. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 16th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    I take that back. Duncan received 3 games. Conflicting reports about Carlson. The Jays writers are saying 3 games, but Yankees writers are saying 4.

  151. Astros September 16th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Hudson’s face isin’t anything to write home about either. Minka has a gorgeous face.

  152. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “At least Kate > Madonna”

    Why all the Madonna hate? You know, there are many things that men like in women. I’d be willing to bet that Alex liked what a smart and savy woman Madonna clearly is. Look at how she’s managed to keep herself relevant after all of these years. She is the queen of publicity. Where are all of her 80′s contemporaries? They are either dead or off doing something nobody cares about. Say what you will about her looks or her talent; Madonna is a smart business woman who knows how to take care of her career. If I can appreciate that, chances are that someone like Alex (who at times can be so obsessed about his publicity) did too.

  153. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “At least Kate > Madonna”

    Why all the Madonna hate? You know, there are many things that men like in women. I’d be willing to bet that Alex liked what a smart and savy woman Madonna clearly is. Look at how she’s managed to keep herself relevant after all of these years. She is the queen of publicity. Where are all of her 80′s contemporaries? They are either dead or off doing something nobody cares about. Say what you will about her looks or her talent; Madonna is a smart business woman who knows how to take care of her career. If I can appreciate that, chances are that someone like Alex (who at times can be so obsessed about his publicity) did too.

  154. stevie September 16th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    At least Kate > Madonna

    ======================================
    one looks like a man, the other looks like the crypt keeper.

  155. Sal123 September 16th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I would prefer that he takes the four game suspansion at the end of the season when we have already clinched and playing losing teams, then he can rest and gather some strength for the playoffs.

  156. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Rotoworld says the fine is $3,000. Their fines are always in the 4 figure range and not 5.

  157. Karl September 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Madonna is just an old hag. I have no objections to Minka, Kate and certainly not Joanna. More pictures please.

  158. bruceb September 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    SJ 44

    Don’t you realize how the Yanks managed to get to this position in the first place? By fielding their strongest batting lineup and through good pitching. Not by sending Mitre and Gaudin out to the mound on consecutive days and having Jerry Hairston Jnr batting No. 2. It’s not as though Damon can’t hit left-handed pitchers and he’s had plenty of rest recently.

  159. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    The Yanks got off very fortunate here.

    4 game suspension for Posada, he can use the rest. He clearly has liability, and should not appeal, but just start serving his time, and get ready for the rest of the schedule needed for clinching.

    But more importantly, no one got hurt. No separated shoulders, broken hands, or ankle sprains. In scrums, anything can get injured.

    And if Toronto should throw at anyone tonight, they should turn the other cheek and let the umpires issue their warnings. Just play the game, get a win, and move on to more important matters. I would be surprised if after Joe’s meeting last night anything other than that happens.

  160. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    “Ooh, Laura will be mad. She wanted a new coat rack for Christmas.”

    m, have you been ignoring this entire conversation?? Laura Posada got her new rack a long time ago.

  161. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    OK, deep breath… back to baseball

  162. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    I think the actual fine is 3K and not 30K.

    IIRC, 3K is the max allowed under the CBA for fines re: suspensions.

    Wave,

    I hear ya. I have a hard time mustering a lot of sympathy for lineup complainers. They have won with different lineups all year.

    I don’t see the big deal about it. Especially when its more important to have a rested, ready team in October than it is playing a meaningless game against the Blue Jays tonight.

  163. bdog375 September 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Rock on Shelly. I still think this brawl is a positive for the Yanks. They need a little fire down the stretch to keep them in the game mentally.

  164. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth: I was referring to Derek Jeter as Mr. Bad Example, not you!

    My dog is well and sends her regards.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9…..926497007/

    Oh, my bad.
    I thought you were accusing me of being a chronic bad exampler.

    My research (wiki) indicates the she was separated from her husband a soon after divorced.

    Seriously I hope they all are happy with their choices.

    Like the dog. Who watches her/him when you are “on the road”?

  165. stevie September 16th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Laura-

    Are you joking?

    Madonna is 17 years older than Alex. Don’t tell me that wasn’t odd.

    plus, no one hates her. just she looks awful.

    http://www.starobsessed.com/.a.....970b-800wi

  166. Stultus Magnus September 16th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Laura’s always defending Madonna.

    Smart business woman, still relevant (not)…

    One thing she’s not is attractive in any way:

    http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix.....68x689.jpg

    You say:

    “There are many things that men like in women.”

    But you preface that with:

    “Most men have the same idea of what a hot woman looks like. They’ve been conditioned to believe that; we all have. If she’s not blonde, a size 2 and has huge cans, they aren’t interested”

    So which is it? Many things or not so many things?

  167. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I would not like to be someone with whom Shelley is angry. He seems like a good kid, but don’t mess with him.

    Over all, I wish he were a more talented ball player. I’d love to have him on the team. But I can say that about a lot of players.

  168. murphydog September 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    “I don’t see the big deal about it. Especially when its more important to have a rested, ready team in October than it is playing a meaningless game against the Blue Jays tonight.”

    Precisely. Although doubtless some seamhead will crank up the old statistical argument that no game is meaningless. Trust me. This game is meaningless.

  169. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Laura,

    Totally off the topic of baseball (haha), but how’s the Whitney Houston/Oprah thing playing out?

    The reruns start at 11 at night here, and I’ve fallen asleep during both episodes.

    It’s nice to see Whitney looking healthy and clean. Hopefully she can get on with her life.

    Whitney was the diva above all divas. Good to see her back. Oprah was saying how much people wanted her to come back, and it’s funny because we’ve talked about that here. I hope she’s back for good.

  170. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    The Yankees have fielded 118 different lineups in 147 games so far this season.

    They have won with all different lineups and all different ways.

    Yes, I have watched the games all year.

    I’ve also seen people whine and complain about almost every lineup Girardi has put out this season.

    He’s 40 games over .500. The whiners aren’t.

    When they are, I’ll listen them.

    Until then, I’ll laugh at them.

  171. zmaster September 16th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    the rangers should sign shelly duncan.. maybe he’ll get playing time that way.

  172. zmaster September 16th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    ny rangers that is :)

  173. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth: She does not live with me, I usually only see her when I’m visiting/housesitting in Larkspur, California.

  174. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Nick,

    I saw that. Beyonce’s song “Upgrade” is a Laura fave! But looks like she can still get it as Pete posted erroneous info. ;)

  175. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “So which is it? Many things or not so many things?”

    Where did I say that men ONLY like women FOR their appearance? I said that men only like a PARTICULAR appearance. I never said that it was the only thing that interested them.

    As for me always defending Madonna, that is probably true. I never said that she was a hot smokin’ babe. I said that she is a smart business woman, who put out tons of music that millions of people enjoyed. Correct me if I’m wrong, but didn’t she just have the most successful tour of this year? I’m sorry if that bothers people, but them be the facts!

  176. Pee Hands September 16th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Gotta pick this one up tonight. I feel as if we are on the verge of falling apart for the West Coast trip.

  177. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    “Totally off the topic of baseball (haha), but how’s the Whitney Houston/Oprah thing playing out?”

    Very well. People think that Oprah did a good job getting the goods out of Whitney. It wasn’t a fluff interview by any means.

  178. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Great point. 7-3 in their last 10 games is definitely evidence of being “on the verge of falling apart”.

  179. Johnny D. September 16th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Glad Shelley is suspended. I hate when he plays.

  180. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 16th, 2009 at 5:30 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth: She does not live with me, I usually only see her when I’m visiting/housesitting in Larkspur, California.

    gotcha

  181. Betsy September 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    According to Kay, Jorge was out tonight with a stiff neck and hasn’t decided when he is going to serve his suspension. Fantastic……

  182. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Where did I say that men ONLY like women FOR their appearance? I said that men only like a PARTICULAR appearance. I never said that it was the only thing that interested them.
    ====================================================

    Um, we took a vote at the last guys convention in Vegas (See the movie “Hangover”) it was unanimous, we’re only interested in a “particular appearance”.

  183. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    “I saw that. Beyonce’s song “Upgrade” is a Laura fave! But looks like she can still get it as Pete posted erroneous info.”

    Everytime I see my name in one of these posts, I think it’s about me. Well, not the ones that talk about fake boobs. :)

    Then I have to remind myself that it’s Laura Posada you are referring to.

  184. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    If Shelly doesn’t make it as a major leaguer he can always get a job as the team body guard.

  185. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    “Um, we took a vote at the last guys convention in Vegas (See the movie “Hangover”) it was unanimous, we’re only interested in a “particular appearance”.”

    Thanks for the confirmation, Tunnel Man. :wink:

  186. Marie September 16th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Oh please. check out the photo of Hudson linked above. She reminds me of the trannies on Avenue A in late 80s.

    _____

    And I suppose you’ve never taken a bad picture TunnelMan? You would be surprised at what most Hollywood stars look like without makeup–even the guys. Kate is very pretty when she bothers to put on makeup and do her hair.

    http://img2.timeinc.net/people.....00_400.jpg

  187. William Buckner September 16th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    William Buckner
    September 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s time not to be nice),

    When will we know when it’s time?

    “You will know.
    (btw it is a quote from Roadhouse)”

    I know my good man.

    2 best quotes from that movie. “Pain don’t hurt.” And one Posada should respect, “Nobody wins a fight.”

  188. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Jorge’s fime may seem like pocket change, however the loss of pay for those 4 games is around 400 k…Isn’t Posada’s contract around 16 mil a season ????

  189. tex's friend September 16th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    posada reduced to 3 games starting tonight.

  190. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “I know my good man.

    2 best quotes from that movie. “Pain don’t hurt.” And one Posada should respect, “Nobody wins a fight.””

    timely and topical

  191. Drive 4-5 September 16th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    There is more than enough firepower in this lineup to blow Tallett away. But any idea that this is a meaningless game is incorrect. There are no meaningless games until the Yankees clinch home field advantage. Plus, the specter of a difficult West Coast road trip looms. Over the next 9 games the Yankees could face King Felix, Jarod Weaver, John Lackey, John Lester and Josh Beckett. The Yankees haven’t won anything yet. None of these games are meaningless.

  192. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 16th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Posada’s suspension, along with Carlsons, has been reduced to 3 games… Sheesh. So Shelley has the same as them?

  193. pat September 16th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Funny how the guys compare pictures of Kate Hudson at a baseball game in no make-up to Mrs. Damon and Posada done up in full drag for a photo shoot.

    I kind of like that Hudson doesn’t care if she is photographed sans the spackle.

  194. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    They reduced them that quick? I thought it usually took a couple of days for the reductions to be decided.

  195. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “posada reduced to 3 games starting tonight:

    Good just get it over with….

  196. William Buckner September 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    My contribution to LHYB.

    Anyway, Watson must be slipping, this suspension is more then fair.

    Take it, get some rest, and put it in the rear view.

  197. tex's friend September 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    . Over the next 9 games the Yankees could face King Felix, Jarod Weaver, John Lackey, John Lester and Josh Beckett
    _____

    didnt we already determine they would miss weaver and lackey, and beckett just isnt scaring anyone since the ASB. if i remember, the yankees hit king felix pretty well. so that leaves lester.

  198. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Personally, my top preference is usually for an entirely different female appearance than the primary type being discussed this afternoon.

    But I am a democrat in this regard. :)

  199. Gary September 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I have no questions about Melancon. Girardi just isin’t using him properly. Stop using him in blowout games where he can’t focus and put him in big spots where his ‘bull dog’ mentality takes over.

    The guy can still be a huge piece of the puzzle for us this October if Girardi starts using him right.

  200. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    “Personally, my top preference is usually for an entirely different female appearance than the primary type being discussed this afternoon.”

    Really, Nick? Okay, here’s a question – Kate or Juliet?

  201. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Willowy Actresses v Hootchie Mamas
    UNDER THE O’NEILL BANNER!

  202. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    For the ones that are whining about the yankees falling apart and Boston being “hot”, keep in mind that, although Boston is “only” five games back in the loss column to NYY and have played 3 less games, those 3 games won’t mean squat if they can’t win them. Two of those are road games.

  203. stevie September 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Really, Nick? Okay, here’s a question – Kate or Juliet?
    ====================================

    who’s Juliet?

  204. Stultus Magnus September 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Willowy Actresses v Hootchie Mamas
    UNDER THE O’NEILL BANNER!

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

    Nice.

  205. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Gary,

    Truthfully? Honestly? He can’t focus in blowouts? That’s precisely the time to use him. He needs to build on something, and it aint high leverage situations.

  206. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I am surprised that Barajas wasn’t suspended also. He started the cursing with Posada and was right in the middle of the fighting. Then getting owned by 90 pound Edwar… He will probably just be fined.

  207. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    “Really, Nick? Okay, here’s a question – Kate or Juliet?
    ====================================

    who’s Juliet?”

    Nick and I are huge fans of the show L O S T. I’m asking him if he prefers Kate or Juliet, two characters from the show.

  208. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Who cares whether Duncan was suspended or not. He’s baseball’s version of Dave Shultz, without the talent.

  209. pat September 16th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    4 games reduced to 3 if they agree not to appeal?

  210. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    No reduction without an appeal.

  211. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    “Kate or Juliet?”

    Annoying bizatch or big-breasted duck face?

    I prefer Sun to both, but within the confines of your question, I guess Kate. But I could find consolation with the consolation prize.

  212. ShamWow September 16th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Posada reduced to three games

  213. stevie September 16th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Laura-

    Oh, I haven’t watched the show, but Evangeline Lilly is gorgeous.

  214. pat September 16th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    “No reduction without an appeal.”

    GB

    Francesa just said Sweeny Murti called in and said reduced to 3 games appeal waived and suspension to begin tonight.

  215. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Nope, best quote from “Road House” is “A polar bear fell on me”…

  216. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    SJ, you can’t keep getting worked up about the sub-geniuses. It’s not good the coronaries, especially for old folks like you. :)

  217. m September 16th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Pete,

    You’re right. It’s as if someone sent a nice fruit basket or something.

    Perhaps, Watson also watches Wendy Williams and saw Laura explain how contrite Jorge was?

  218. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Love L O S T

    Kate. Although the character is really annoying.

  219. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Wow only 3 games for Posada. He wasn’t going to play tonight anyway. So he is really only missing two games.

  220. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    “I prefer Sun to both, but within the confines of your question, I guess Kate. But I could find consolation with the consolation prize.”

    Kate? Kate? Are you kidding? How annoying is that woman? Any points she gets for being as cute as a button are lost when you factor in her personality. Kate? Kate? Really?

    Ugh. :P

  221. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Jorge submitted tapes of AJ Burnett’s last five starts and Watson took pity.

  222. Pee Hands September 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Looks like Jorge’s wife has a couple of big friends in high places.

  223. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    pat
    September 16th, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    “No reduction without an appeal.”

    GB

    Francesa just said Sweeny Murti called in and said reduced to 3 games appeal waived and suspension to begin tonight.

    ————————————————————

    My mistake, Pat. I only listen to Francessa by accident. Watson is getting inventive in his old age. That’s a first as far as I know. I’m shocked and pleasantly surprised by that ruling.

  224. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    “Love L O S T Kate. Although the character is really annoying.”

    Another one with the Kate vote. Color me disappointed.

    Meanwhile, if I were Kate, I’d soooooo choose Sawyer over Jack. Talk about dreamy.

  225. Gary September 16th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Madonna > Kate Hudson

  226. Laura September 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Alright, I’m heading home. I’ll be back in time for the game.

    Go Yankees!!!

  227. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Huge series this weekend in Minnesota. Tigers have a 4 game lead and they play the Twins at the ‘dome for 3 games.

  228. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    AJ is probably the happiest person that now Jorge doesn’t have to catch him for his next start…lol

  229. Rockks September 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I hope the game goes 14 innings tonight and Carlson has to pitch.

  230. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Laura: I thought the question was based primarily on physical appearance.

  231. stevie September 16th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Don King just signed Shelley to an ultimate fighting contract. ;)

  232. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Laura, the choice was only between the 2 – note I qualified it :)

    No one really jumps out – maybe Jack’s ex-wife, the one that used to be on that show, Ed?

  233. Timmy September 16th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I’m afraid of Dice-BB.

    If he returns to his 08 form, the Sox are going to be impossible to beat.

    No more gimpy Wakefield, Tazawa, Byrd etc. pitching for Boston. They have 4 legit pitchers with Beckett, Lester, Dice-K, and Buchholz. I’ll take their rotation over ours in a heartbeat. They are getting stronger as the season is going on whereas our rotation is regressing.

    AJ must step up and pitch like he is capable of or we’re not surviving the ALCS. We’ll beat Detroit because they are overrated and we can get to their pen. But after that, all bets are off against Boston’s mighty rotation.

  234. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Shelley Duncan = Hanson Brothers

  235. Stultus Magnus September 16th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Kate, totally.

    If it’s between the two.

  236. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Timmy

    Over ours? You’re not a Yankee fan get out of here.

  237. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Peter,

    I completely agree with what you said in your last post about ARod. Since that’s a fairly rare event, I wanted to note it for the record.

    Not that I’m trying to change your unprintable feelings about me or anything. :) (smiley face – meaning that’s a joke)

  238. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Timmuh, kidding right?

  239. Stultus Magnus September 16th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    No Nick,

    You also have to judge her fake, TV personality.

    I guess.

    Laura keeps changing the rules.

  240. Banjo September 16th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Carl,

    If AJ is pitching like he has lately, that really isin’t an inaccurate statement.

  241. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Nick in SF,,,,Taking a flyer on the Nationals & Mets tonight ( small )…Giants for the sweep….

  242. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    She is gorgeous, but the character grates on me like fingers on a blackboard.

    There. Happy ladies?

  243. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Clare
    September 16th, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    Peter,

    I completely agree with what you said in your last post about ARod. Since that’s a fairly rare event, I wanted to note it for the record.

    Not that I’m trying to change your unprintable feelings about me or anything. (smiley face – meaning that’s a joke)

    ————————————————————

    Et Tu, Clare? My faith in humanity has been destroyed. You were my last vestige of hope.

  244. E-gawa September 16th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    wow 3 games? That’s all? I guess we get a break for once.

  245. Repko September 16th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Why wasn’t Barajas suspended for allowing Edwar to pull him by the chest protector?

  246. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    3 games is more than fair for Posada.

    Now just beat their brains in tonight & send them golfing with fond memories.

  247. m September 16th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Two unhappy people right now: Youkilis and Christina25

  248. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Pat M: I’ve already taken a hit today thanks to the hapless Cardinals… just like yesterday. But the Dodgers run line cover helped make it better. I like the Phillies, Braves, Cubs, Giants, and… Yankees. The numbers aren’t all that great, but they’re all tied up in parlays.

    Stultus Magnus: I’ll take either of them over Madonna… unless I’m looking for business advice, I guess. ;)

  249. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    YES Analyst Report with Al Leiter and John Flaherty:

    http://bit.ly/2lu9y8

  250. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    m – Couldn’t happen to a nicer pair (and I’m not talking about Mrs. Posada)

  251. pat September 16th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    “Why wasn’t Barajas suspended for allowing Edwar to pull him by the chest protector?”

    The embarrassment of it was enough punishment.

  252. m September 16th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    I think Barajas paid mlb to squelch that one.

  253. Prime September 16th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Does Posada travel with the team if he is suspended? If not, I wonder if there is a benefit to him flying to Seattle just for Sunday’s game, to fly then to LA the next day. Sure his bat is better than Molina or Cervilli, but at this point in the season, I wonder if he is better off avoiding the extra travel for 1 game.

  254. L to the 2nd September 16th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    45 min. before game time.

    So who’s this TBA guy hitting for the Blue Jays?

  255. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    whoa!

    Was out all day and just caught up with Pete’s posts. Saw the comments here at 244 and decided to skip ‘em, at least for now. We’re flying to Cali tomorrow and I’m still doing laundry (courtesy of the daughter who I picked up from school today and had a hamper full since SUNDAY NIGHT!!!) and then have to pack. But can’t totally ignore Yankee-mania.

    I’m glad Jorge got 3 games only. I was thinking if it was the 5 or 6 some people were afraid of, it would impact the games in LA, correct?

    I see JD is not in the lineup – is he okay? Is it just a day of rest? Or did he turn up lame after the brouhaha last night?

    Is anyone else aching on the morning after?

    I’m seriously trying to not get into panic mode with our Yankees. On the whole, they seem to be in good shape. I don’t know if anyone else feels the same, but I feel like this homestand has been an interminable one – usually homestands seem too short and are enjoyable. This one was too full of angst. From Jeter’s 0-12 to his tying and breaking the record, to the ejection of Joe & Al, to the brawl last night, it hasn’t felt like a good homestand. In fact, I was surprised they were 6-3. I was more in tune with the fact that they’ve lost 3 of their last 5, and forget the homestand included the games against Tampa. I admit I’ve been distracted by a few personal things, but still, not the best homestand, regardless of how many games they actually win on it. It almost feels like they lost them all because of the tension.

    Anyway, let’s go Yankees.

  256. hardwired7 September 16th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    wow, what an arbitrary process. MLB w/the gestapo techniques.

    Alles klar, Herr Kommissar!

  257. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I am very much straight, but if I liked women my taste would be so different than the men on this board

  258. Peter Abraham September 16th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Clare:

    What did I say about Alex that was nice? What was I thinking? :-)

  259. Eric September 16th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    99 year old Lonny Frey has passed away…the oldest living Yankee. Maybe this can rally the team to go on a big winning streak.

  260. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Busy night for Nick in SF….Go Giants

  261. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    YES Innerview with Kim Jones and Tyler Kepner:

    http://bit.ly/c3gTl

  262. Joe September 16th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    We’re scheduled to face Dice-K, Byrd, and Beckett in the 3 game set vs. Boston. They have no off-days until that series is over, so they can’t juggle it.

  263. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Nick in SF….By the way, The Nationals eat up on Blanton

  264. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    GB7,

    No worries. I’m still with you in the unwelcome guests section.

  265. stevie September 16th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I am very much straight, but if I liked women my taste would be so different than the men on this board
    ===================================================

    who would you find interesting if you played for the other team?

  266. hardwired7 September 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I am very much straight, but if I liked women my taste would be so different than the men on this board

    —————-

    Please, do elaborate.

  267. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Clare
    September 16th, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    GB7,

    No worries. I’m still with you in the unwelcome guests section.

    ————————————————————

    That’s good, Clare. It’s not good to be a lonely ilk.

  268. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Pat M: they can try to eat up on Blanton, but sometimes Livan chokes when he tries to eat too many innings…

    I went with too many favorites, so I deserve to lose…

  269. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Laura Posada > Michell Damon > Kim Jones > Barbara Bush > Madonna > Bella Abzug > Kate Hudson

  270. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Great the blog is now a gossip site. This is sad.

  271. Dr. J September 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    “Laura Posada > Michell Damon > Kim Jones > Barbara Bush > Madonna > Bella Abzug > Kate Hudson”

    Sounds about right.

  272. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    So I just flipped back over most of the previous 244 comments and see I’ve missed nothing! :lol: The conversations re: girlfriends continue and the lineup second-guessing. I sure miss GTLU, Erica – the grousing was kept to a minimum when people had to figure one out for themselves! :)

    For the record, I really don’t see how anyone can complain about today’s lineup. Girardi’s done an excellent job of switching up his players AND he does not have Posada available to him today.

    Also for the record, I never liked Madonna, think she’s the worlds biggest hypocrite, but do admire her business savvy and ability to keep making money, almost 30 years after her “debut.” I pride myself in having never purchased a Madonna recording, though I would be a hypocrite myself if I didn’t admit to liking some of her songs (key word, “some”).

    For the record, Kate Hudson doesn’t do anything for me, but I’m not dating her, and I’m happily married.

    And I hope Whitney Houston really is able to pull her life back together. Though, I wonder if putting herself back into the limelight is a good or bad thing?

  273. Master Phil September 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    A-Rod has very poor taste in women.

  274. pat September 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    “Laura Posada > Michell Damon > Kim Jones > Barbara Bush > Madonna > Bella Abzug > Kate Hudson”

    Wow, that says way more about you than any of the ladies listed.

  275. pat September 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Long, Ramirez and Barajas all fined but no suspensions.

  276. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    hardwired7
    September 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    Erica – always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    I am very much straight, but if I liked women my taste would be so different than the men on this board

    —————-

    Please, do elaborate.
    *****

    If you ever watch Mad Men, I have a giant girl crush on the redheaded secrretary on the show. I think her name is Christina Hendricks. I am linking an article with pics on her from NY Post magazine

    http://www.nypost.com/pagesixm.....+Hendricks

  277. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    And I find neither Michelle Damon nor Laura Posada to be “all that.” Mildy attractive. That’s about it. Very made up. Very, um, well, leave it at that.

  278. jsbrendog September 16th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Good for Shelley

  279. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Doreen
    September 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    So I just flipped back over most of the previous 244 comments and see I’ve missed nothing! The conversations re: girlfriends continue and the lineup second-guessing. I sure miss GTLU, Erica – the grousing was kept to a minimum when people had to figure one out for themselves!
    ****

    Doreen,

    I miss it too actually. But I have been so swamped at work I couldn’t do it now if I wanted to. I am not even posting much during working hours anymore

  280. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Peter,

    That he was right not to get in the fight. And you did it without a single snarky aside as well. Thank you!

  281. m September 16th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Oh, Carl. You took a wrong turn somewhere.

    The site you’re looking for is that way. :arrow:

  282. Tony September 16th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Doreen,

    Usually the way it works. Posada and Damon’s wives without work done = mildly attractive, nothing special.

  283. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    ===============================

    Great taste. She’s stunning and with a gorgeous pair.

  284. Prime September 16th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Minka > everyone else

  285. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    And I find neither Michelle Damon nor Laura Posada to be “all that.” Mildy attractive. That’s about it. Very made up. Very, um, well, leave it at that.
    ========================================

    MEOW!!

    MEOW!!

  286. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    YES Clubhouse Report with Bob Lorenz and Kim Jones:

    http://bit.ly/3ivzvV

  287. Emo September 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Minka has what Michelle and Laura don’t— natural beauty.

    Minka isin’t made of plastic (at least not yet), yet she is still gorgeous.

  288. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Doreen –
    Have a safe trip out west. What’s the occasion?

  289. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Tunnel Man -

    Aw, that was harsh. I’ve resisted the “gossip girl” stuff but I’m finding I’m in the mood for some fun. :)

    Hey, I like Laura Posada’s personality. I think she’s great. But all the guys here go nuts for her, and I think, she’s okay. I know absolutely nothing about Michelle Damon. She’s cute-ish. But I know nothing about her. But again, the guys here flip for her.

    I really wasn’t trying to be “catty.” Just joining in for once.

  290. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Joe from LI -

    My nephew’s wedding. :)

  291. hardwired7 September 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Pertinent to Yankee fan interests, MLBTR takes a look at free agent left fielders potentially on the market (depending on arbitration offers) for 2010:

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

    Believe it or not, on the face of it Johnny Damon might not be the worst possible option.

  292. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Carl September 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Great the blog is now a gossip site. This is sad.
    ==================================================

    Have a sense of humor. It’s all in jest (except the part about posada’s cans).

  293. randy l. September 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    “I really wasn’t trying to be “catty.” Just joining in for once.”

    tunnelman-

    i stick up for doreen . she’s not catty.

    now that m.

    that’s another story :)

  294. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    If you ever watch Mad Men, I have a giant girl crush on the redheaded secrretary on the show. I think her name is Christina Hendricks. I am linking an article with pics on her from NY Post magazine

    http://www.nypost.com/pagesixm…..+Hendricks

    Joany = va va va vooom
    My friend is friends with her says she is gettin married so maybe you could wreck that home too. J/k

  295. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Doreen – Ok then. I’ve found that the best weddings have receptions with an open bar and good food; everything else is secondary. When we got married, we spent extra time on those items, and I think it paid off. Hope you have a good time.

  296. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Uncle E-

    I actually get mad when I watch an episode of Mad Men and do not feel afterward that Joan had enough screen time. LOL

  297. NYYanksFan September 16th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    “Minka has what Michelle and Laura don’t— natural beauty.

    http://www.whosdatedwho.com/co.....kelley.htm

  298. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Back to baseball (for a second, anyway). This morning (and that seems lightyears ago for me) I posted that I thought that the Yankees bullpen is very strange. In a tight game (tied or small lead or small deficit) or when they’re winning, they are lights out. However, when the Yankees are losing badly (a starter is having a really bad outing), the bullpen seems to compound the problem. Is this perception accurate? Or am I selectively remembering how this season has gone?

    It seems that when the Yankees lose, it’s all in. No one does well. But when they win, and fortunately that’s been the case a huge majority of the time, it’s also all in to the positive.

    So frustrating that in a game like last night (or the several blowouts the Yankees have suffered against them), the relief staff doesn’t really stem the tide, you know?

    Or is it the particular relief pitchers that Girardi chooses in those games? I don’t think that’s always the case, because the same guys in better games do fine.

  299. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Emo September 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Minka has what Michelle and Laura don’t— natural beauty.

    Minka isin’t made of plastic (at least not yet), yet she is still gorgeous.
    ====================================================

    Minka = jr High prom date.

  300. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Okay, the comments in this thread are simply horrifying.

    I know I’m banging my head against the wall trying to knock down sexism and misogyny on a sports blog, but Tunnel Man and others of his “ilk”, who have made some of the most objectifying comments about women, are also the ones who then make Meow or catfight comments when women chime in.

    See, Doreen, reasonable statements about your personal opinion on someone’s appearance have no place in the sexist discussion the boys are having, so your comment was mocked.

  301. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    hardwired7
    September 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm
    Pertinent to Yankee fan interests, MLBTR takes a look at free agent left fielders potentially on the market (depending on arbitration offers) for 2010:

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/…..lders.html

    Believe it or not, on the face of it Johnny Damon might not be the worst possible option.
    ****

    of course he is not!!!!! I have been saying that all season.

    And as Tom B pointed out yesterday Johnny Damon statistcally based on WPA is the AL MVP (read the article)

    http://tinyurl.com/mvpdamon

  302. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Joe from LI -

    Food, liquor & MUSIC.

    When we got married we had a live band with a dynamite female singer.

    We paid for an hour overtime.

    We had a blast, and I think everyone else did, too, since most stayed past the appointed hour. :)

    Unfortunately, even if they do have an open bar, we have a Sunday morning flight back home (husband has to be back to work Monday), so I’ll have to control myself! :lol:

    Thanks for the good wishes. I’m looking forward to this.

  303. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    randy l -

    Thanks for sticking up for me.

    (You were a little harsh on m, though! :lol: )

  304. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I was teasing Doreen.

    But I don’t think it’s reasonable to describe Posada and Damon as “mildly attractive”. On a scale of 1 to 10, they’re elevens. :)

  305. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Clare -

    It’s why I usually resist. Yesterday I took the high road. I’m just in a strange mood today (driving over 200 miles will do that to a person) and figured if you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em, but you really can’t join ‘em, can you? :)

  306. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    randy l.
    September 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm
    “I really wasn’t trying to be “catty.” Just joining in for once.”

    tunnelman-

    i stick up for doreen . she’s not catty.

    now that m.

    that’s another story

    ————————————————————

    And, here I always thought that Betsy was the trouble maker on here.

  307. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Tunnel Man -

    I knew you were teasing. But 11′s? Come on, man! Maybe Laura Posada – if you give her a 6 or 7 – I’ll even go to 8 – for overall looks and the balance on her smile and personality. But Michele Damon?

    Both ladies always look good, by the way. But 11? (Shakes head). :lol:

  308. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  309. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Gametime, I guess.

    Go Yankees.

    Any thoughts on my bullpen query?

    And, again, GO YANKEES!!! Enough nonsense!

    :)

  310. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Doreen-

    I value your opinion, even if I disagree with some of them, give me a good sense of what you think a “10″ looks like.

  311. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 16th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Waiting for Gaudin…

    Bronx Brawlers or Bronx Bombers?

    What awaits tonight?

  312. randy l. September 16th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    gb7-

    i thought it was a relatively good day on the blog.

    we got to talk about fights, the playoffs, and , instead of talking about cervelli’s eyes, the blog women led the discussion about female enhancements.

    now for a yankee win to cap off a good day.

  313. JT September 16th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    At least one person has probably already mentioned this, but I couldn’t figure out why they kept saying it was John McDonald and was even more dumbfounded to see Pete repeat that on this blog.

    They showed the mark near Joe’s left eye, then repeatedly showed a replay of McDonald making contact with the RIGHT side of Joe’s head – saying thats clearly when it happened. I was yelling at the TV that it didnt make any sense and the mark on Joe’s LEFT eye couldn’t possibly have come from McDonald’s accidental swipe at the RIGHT side of Joe’s face. Glad to see it got cleared up.

  314. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    “But all the guys here go nuts for her…”

    This is not so.

  315. hardwired7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    John McDonald is sooooo going to be playing for the Yankees some day in the not too distant future.

    Gloveman par excellence.

  316. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Tunnel Man -

    I’ll get back to you on that. Right now, all I can think of is Eva Longoria (and I’m not sure I think she’s a 10). But I know there are women whom I’ve see where I’ve said, wow, she’s gorgeous! But I just can’t think of their names right now! :lol: (Some may not even be famous women, either, just women I’ve seen.)

  317. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Nick in SF -

    So, I exaggerated a bit. :) Not

  318. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Oops. I cut myself off -

    Nick in SF -

    Not all, that is. But a good many, I’d say. At least of the more vocal population.

  319. bru September 16th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    megan fox is devastatingly beautifull

  320. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Rod!!

  321. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    The hightlight of last night’s fracas was Edwar.
    He and Shelley should either star in a reality show together or become a crime fighting duo “Chunk and the Crickett”

  322. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    randy l.
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    gb7-

    i thought it was a relatively good day on the blog.

    we got to talk about fights, the playoffs, and , instead of talking about cervelli’s eyes, the blog women led the discussion about female enhancements.

    now for a yankee win to cap off a good day.

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, not a bad day, overall….and only a few of the kiddies decided to skip school, today.

    I asked a question of you, SJ, PAT M, CB and the others of the common sense ilk.

    If ‘Zona does decide to not pick up Brandon Webb’s option, do you think it would be a good thing for NYY to offer him a 1 year plus option at $5 mil and incentives for the first year a use the final first year as a base salary for the option year? That would be my preference.

  323. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    GJ Chad :)

  324. Shdw September 16th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    My god. It’s like Fenway itself is willing the Sox to victory

  325. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Its moments like this I wish MPB Johnny Damon was in the line up :cry:

  326. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Shdw
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:18 pm
    My god. It’s like Fenway itself is willing the Sox to victory
    ****

    Yes indeed. That ballpark is using all of its mystic ability in this scoreless game :roll:

  327. David D. September 16th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    And I was laughed at when a month ago I said there’s no hope in October for this Yanks team.

  328. bru September 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    cg has got good stuff

  329. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    bru September 16th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    megan fox is devastatingly beautifull
    =================================================

    That’s a very good point. Laura Posada isn’t in Megan Fox league. Those green bedroom eyes are stunning.

    http://www.naughty.com/news/Me.....icture.jpg

  330. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Tex!!!

  331. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 16th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Kennedy strikes out the side in the first of Scranton’s championship game vs. Durham.

  332. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    number 25 is startting to heat up.

  333. Joe September 16th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Gaudin has one and only one objective tonight- Get revenge for Jesse Carlson inciting a riot. Somebody could have gotten injured because of what that mad man did! Gaudin needs to drill a Jay in the head around the 5th-6th inning so it doesn’t burn our pen. Nobody is gonna run over the Yankees no mo!

  334. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    “megan fox is devastatingly beautiful”

    In the looks department, she’s what I call a head turner.
    In the acting department, she’s what I call bad. :)

  335. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Sui!!!

  336. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    That was a nice battle for Matsui!!!

    Godzilla wins :-)

  337. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Like I said yesterday. The yankees will put up 12 runs today.

  338. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Laura-

    Ummm… who are Nick and Kate?

  339. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    So does the fact that MLB handed down suspension for both Posada and Carlson that were equal indicate they think both were to blame?

  340. ~~~ September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    What’s the point of getting a lead if they can’t hold it?

  341. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    GB, I just read your post about Brandon Webb…..By all means the Yankee Front Office should jump on signing him, much like they did with Jon Lieber…..I also expect them to resign Wang to some type of deal as well…..If we learned anything this year ( as did Boston ) you load up on pitching…..Especially pitchers that have such great success……

  342. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    I cant believe the wind held that ball.

  343. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    So does the fact that MLB handed down suspension for both Posada and Carlson that were equal indicate they think both were to blame?
    ***

    Thats how I interpretted it

  344. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Ian Kennedy had a great first inning in the IL championship game. A perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.

    Tampa Yanks championship game is delayed by rain.

    No score in the 2nd for Staten Island.

  345. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    “Ummm… who are Nick and Kate?”

    Nick is our Nick. Kate is Kate from L O S T. You’d have to scroll up to read the entire convo. The short of it is that I gave him a choice between two fairly attractive women and he chose the one with the worse personality. I’m just giving him grief about it.

  346. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Just once, I wish these trolls would have enough nerve to use an actual name and real e-mail addy instead of just symbols, random letters, or innocent animals like Bunnies :roll:

  347. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Laura-

    Thanks for clarifying. Btw- Atlantic City next weekend. I have my gambling shoes on

  348. chris September 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    so now following yankee pitching tradition, how many runs will Gaudin give right back this inning? I’m guessing 3.

  349. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Pat M.
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm
    GB, I just read your post about Brandon Webb…..By all means the Yankee Front Office should jump on signing him, much like they did with Jon Lieber…..I also expect them to resign Wang to some type of deal as well…..If we learned anything this year ( as did Boston ) you load up on pitching…..Especially pitchers that have such great success……

    ————————————————————

    Thanks for the input, PaT M. Did you agree with or what change would you make on the contract offers?

  350. randy l. September 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    bautista makes another throw to home with a a runner scoring from second base.

    gee, where was the toronto pitcher ?

    how come he wasn’t standing in the runners way after he scored ?

    maybe he was where he was supposed to be backing up the play far away from home plate.

  351. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Yay! I might have a future in law after all. :D

  352. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Staten Island trailing 1-0 now with a runner on 3rd with no outs.

  353. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Vernon Wells is paid to hit in September

  354. chris September 16th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    and it begins….

  355. GGBG (Magic Number: 12) September 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I’m at the game tonight and will be stunned if anyone hits one out. It’s cold and the wind is blowing in and pretty hard at that. Gonna be a singles and doubles kind of night.

  356. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “Thanks for clarifying. Btw- Atlantic City next weekend. I have my gambling shoes on”

    I wish I was going with you.

  357. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Here’s a topic-

    I agree with Michael Kay that the Wild Card team should be penalized in some way. But if you only give them one home game, aren’t you giving the opposing team an unfair advantage?

    Follow me on this, lets say the 2009 ALDS breaks down as follows:

    Yanks vs Detroit
    Boston (WC) vs Angels

    If the Angels were to have 4 schedules games at home, aren’t they getting a better advantage than the Yankees and Detroit in their series???

  358. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Okay, I finally saw the Wendy Williams clip with Laura Posada and while I thought her cleavage was unnecessary, I don’t think it’s as bad as some of you made it out to be. It’s gratuitous, but not tacky.

    Now, on to baseball…..

  359. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    randy l.
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    bautista makes another throw to home with a a runner scoring from second base.

    gee, where was the toronto pitcher ?

    how come he wasn’t standing in the runners way after he scored ?

    maybe he was where he was supposed to be backing up the play far away from home plate.

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, he could have been on the line and cut it off, making a back hand flip to the plate. I saw that play made once.

  360. randy l. September 16th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    gb7
    i’ll have to check up on brandon wood’s stats.
    i really don’t know his situation.

  361. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    SI is trailing 2-0 after 2 innings.

  362. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Laura – How could Nick choose Kate? She’s so annoying!!
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm
    “Thanks for clarifying. Btw- Atlantic City next weekend. I have my gambling shoes on”

    I wish I was going with you.
    ****

    :-(

  363. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Thanks for the conditions report GGBG!

  364. pat September 16th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    “I might have a future in law after all”

    Congratulations. Mother or Father? :wink:

  365. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    That was actually a beautiful pitch :-)

  366. Bronx Jeers September 16th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    It’s a good point Erica although I don’t necessarily agree with Kay.

    Sometimes the wild card team has a better record than the team they’re facing in the ALDS.

  367. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I think Evangaline Lily is more attractive than Elizabeth Mitchell. Is that so wrong????

    Ok Laura, Tom (aka Mr. Friendly) or Bernard? :)

  368. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    GB, If the scenero was to come about with Webb, it’s going to come down to dough, as there will be several teams making a play for him…….Man the Nationals are a bad MLB team funtamentaly……They’re not much maore than a AA ball team with the miscues they turn in…..

  369. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Evangeline Lilly, I mean. :(

  370. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    It’s a good point Erica although I don’t necessarily agree with Kay.

    Sometimes the wild card team has a better record than the team they’re facing in the ALDS.
    ***

    Another excellent point. Both the Yanks and Boston have a better record than Detroit (the Angels/Bo Sox records are very close though). If the WC team has a better record than their division leading opponent, its not necessarily fair to penalize them.

    I wonder if MLB would ever consider a system where the 4 best records make the playoffs regardless of division

  371. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    On the other hand:

    http://www.thevancouverite.com.....ouver-.jpg

  372. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    randy l.
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:38 pm
    gb7
    i’ll have to check up on brandon wood’s stats.
    i really don’t know his situation.

    ————————————————————

    Arizona has an option on Webb and they’re undecided as to whether to pick up that big of a contract coming off of the injury. He was placed on the disabled list with right shoulder bursitis after his first start and then had surgery in early August. He’s owed a minimum of 9 mil next year if ‘Zona picks up the option.

  373. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Pat M.
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    GB, If the scenero was to come about with Webb, it’s going to come down to dough, as there will be several teams making a play for him…….Man the Nationals are a bad MLB team funtamentaly……They’re not much maore than a AA ball team with the miscues they turn in…..

    ————————————————————

    It could get sticky, since an option pick-up will be at least 9 mil, next year. After shoulder surgery, not many are willing to guarantee 5 mil for half a year, next year. If he comes back and is effective sooner, he could be a steal.

  374. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Tallet looks like one of those weekend civil war reenactors.

  375. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    “Tallet looks like one of those weekend civil war reenactors.”

    And the Yankees look like General Sherman. :)

  376. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    “I think Evangaline Lily is more attractive than Elizabeth Mitchell. Is that so wrong????

    Ok Laura, Tom (aka Mr. Friendly) or Bernard?”

    Not fair, Nick. I’m only prepared to choose between the hot guys on the island. LOL!

  377. Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?) September 16th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Nick has good taste.

    I fully support and agree with his choice.

    So I guess I am saying I have good taste.

  378. Rishi September 16th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    and the Angels take the lead

  379. Paul V September 16th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    melky did not hustle until he was halfway there. getting tired of that. he used to be one of my favorites.

  380. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    :/

  381. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    “So I guess I am saying I have good taste.”

    If you do say so yourself!

    BTW, for the record, I only like Mariah’s first two CDs. After that, I was done with her.

  382. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Scranton leads 1-0 in the 3rd inning. Jackson is 1-2 with a double. Kennedy has 1 out in the 3rd. Perfect with 5 strikeouts.

  383. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Back to back hard hits.

  384. Rishi September 16th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    i mean really – the bottom of the order…

  385. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    here we go again with this crap

  386. Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?) September 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Ouch

  387. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    here we go with the funny business.

  388. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Kennedy is dealing. 3 perfect and 6 strikeouts

  389. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    GB is it out of the realm of possibility that we see IPK here soon?

  390. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    GB is it out of the realm of possibility that we see IPK here soon?
    ****

    I would LOVE that!!!

  391. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    :roll:

  392. Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?) September 16th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    BTW, for the record, I only like Mariah’s first two CDs. After that, I was done with her.

    ==========

    Oh! Let me quickly change my handle!

    Just a minute…

    The handle changer must be broken.

  393. Bob C September 16th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Through 3 innings, Ian Kennedy: perfect game with 6 K’s. Nice outing so far.

  394. Rishi September 16th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    what a freaking hot mess

  395. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I would LOVE that!!!

    wouold ya now?

  396. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    I would LOVE that!!!

    wouold ya now?
    ****

    Yes, I have a massive soft spot for IPK.
    We share a birthday :-)

  397. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    dammit that was a good recovery by gaudin

  398. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    wow what a stop

  399. pat September 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Web Gem

  400. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    chad gooo dan

  401. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Maybe they could handicap the WildCard team, Erica.

    You know force them all to play with 10lbs of extra weight via fake pregnant bellies or something? :D

  402. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    Maybe they could handicap the WildCard team, Erica.

    You know force them all to play with 10lbs of extra weight via fake pregnant bellies or something?
    ****

    LOL.. I like that. Its part baseball part Biggest Loser!

  403. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Oh! Speaking of Biggest Loser…

    I read somewhere that Derek Jeter will make an appearance on the show during this season. Not sure when it will air, but since I get TV Guide AND Entertainment Weekly, I will be sure to let you all know

  404. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    48 pitches

  405. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    “I read somewhere that Derek Jeter will make an appearance on the show during this season.”

    I saw that as well. I watch the BL so I won’t miss it.

  406. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Wild Card team has to start Angel Berroa/Wilson Betimit.

    Bud, make it happen.

  407. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm
    Wild Card team has to start Angel Berroa/Wilson Betimit.

    Bud, make it happen.
    ****

    Berroa played 3B, Betemit SS????

  408. Gary Indiana September 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Expectation:
    With the Blue Jays bringing golf clubs to the ballpark. Yankees will sweep the series.

    Reality:
    ?

  409. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Laura-

    Did you see last night?? Did you cry as much as I did?? LOL

  410. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Tallet has sympathy pains for Gaudin and leaves the game.

  411. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    comebackers galore

  412. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    “Did you see last night?? Did you cry as much as I did?? LOL”

    It’s on the DVR. I’ll get to it later tonight.

  413. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    BTW: “How could Nick choose Kate? She’s so annoying!! ”

    1. I think she’s more attractive. You didn’t specify what (or for how long) I was choosing for. She has other redeeming qualities too. You know the show is about redemption, right?

    2. I think Duck Face is annoying too. She knows (or knew) a heckuva lot that she didn’t tell. I partially blame the writers for that.

  414. Laura - How could Nick choose Kate? She's so annoying!! September 16th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    What happened to Tallet?

  415. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Oh! Speaking of Biggest Loser…

    I read somewhere that Derek Jeter will make an appearance on the show during this season. Not sure when it will air, but since I get TV Guide AND Entertainment Weekly, I will be sure to let you all know
    ________________________________________________________________
    I love the BL! Very exciting news. I was flipping back and forth between that and the game last night. When did they announce Jeter would be on the show?

  416. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Laura – How could Nick choose Kate? She’s so annoying!!
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    “Did you see last night?? Did you cry as much as I did?? LOL”

    It’s on the DVR. I’ll get to it later tonight.
    ***

    Sounds like a plan. Just beware, it didn’t have as much fastforward-worthy fluff as a normal episode.

  417. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Erica: one per team. There are two wild card winners.

  418. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    NYY626-

    They did not announce it on the show last night. I read it in TV Guide I believe last week in the fall preview issue. TV Guide would never lie to me

  419. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm
    Erica: one per team. There are two wild card winners.
    ****

    DUH! LOL

    I was thinking of really just punishing one team

  420. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    TV Guide would never lie to me
    ________________________________________________________________
    lets hope not :)

  421. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Haha… Its funny when they give Al crap. He’s a good dude. He can laugh at himself.

  422. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Btw- these dudes have never seen me play my dad in Scrabble. MASSIVE emotion

    Same goes for when I play Monopoly

  423. jake [THANKS FOR bringing back shelley] September 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    IAN KENNEDY IS DEEEEEEEEEEEEALING !!!!

    Bring him up for one or two starts! 3 IP, O Hits, 6 SO! Beast

  424. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Gotta love the banter between Kay and Al. Anyone else watching the game when Michael pointed out Al’s clip on tie and circled it on the screen? That was funny too.

  425. Laura - I choose Sawyer! September 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    “1. I think she’s more attractive. You didn’t specify what (or for how long) I was choosing for. She has other redeeming qualities too. You know the show is about redemption, right?”

    I agree that EL is more attractive than EM, even though Mitchell has very pretty eyes. But Kate’s behavior makes her looks a non issue. She’s such a jerk that you don’t even care whether she’s pretty or not. I spend most of the show wanting to smack her around a bit.

    “2. I think Duck Face is annoying too. She knows (or knew) a heckuva lot that she didn’t tell. I partially blame the writers for that.”

    Duck Face? Nick!! Not nice. Yeah, you can’t blame Juliet for what the writers do. They’ve made her an interesting character; one you can’t always trust. But that’s true about almost everyone on L O S T, isn’t it?

  426. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm
    GB is it out of the realm of possibility that we see IPK here soon?

    ————————————————————

    That’s a tough one, Ellie. They could, but, I don’t know if they want to push him past this game. but, they do some strange things. Maybe they bring him in for a start or a relief spot. It would be an interesting development, though.

    Staten Island has scored to close the gap at 2-1 in the 5th inning.

  427. Laura - I choose Sawyer! September 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “Sounds like a plan. Just beware, it didn’t have as much fastforward-worthy fluff as a normal episode.”

    Really? I usually FF through 50% of the show. I’ve always felt that it should be an hour show. They show so much crap that we really don’t need to see.

  428. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    OK, then I also don’t blame Kate for what the writers do. :)

  429. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    This is the Yankee Offense I know. Give em runs early and nothing else. 2 runs should have been enough for chad.

  430. The V September 16th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Gaudin stinks

  431. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Laura – I choose Sawyer!
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    “Sounds like a plan. Just beware, it didn’t have as much fastforward-worthy fluff as a normal episode.”

    Really? I usually FF through 50% of the show. I’ve always felt that it should be an hour show. They show so much crap that we really don’t need to see.
    ****

    I agree, if 2 hour show of BL has 1:44 minutes of actual content (without commercials), I normal FF thru about 20-30 minutes of that show. Last night I hardly used my FF button. I think the only part I found boring was the elimination. And I really was crying my eyes out

  432. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    “GreenBeret7
    September 16th, 2009 at 7:31 pm
    Ian Kennedy had a great first inning in the IL championship game. A perfect inning with 3 strikeouts.”

    If Mitre and Gaudin keep coughing up leads – why not try Kennedy? He’s on the 40 man, no?

  433. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    IPK coming in for the fourth?

  434. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    wow Tex

  435. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Bless the life of Ernie Harwell. 91 years old and still has the voice of God. Nothing better than listening to when growing up in Michigan when the Tigers played the Yanks.

  436. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    got it on radio
    Igawa is in.

  437. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I think some people here owe Gaudin an apology…
    Lead not coughed up

  438. Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?) September 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Nice jobs.

    Man, Tex is great.

  439. pat September 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Gaudin is getting some really good defense behind him tonight

  440. Betsy September 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Dennis, I don’t know if you are around, but I just got Amy’s email about Savannah. Thank you both so much – those are wonderful recommendations and I look forward to checking them out for myself. I really appreciate it!

  441. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    DA MELK!

    Pleased to report that the Angels have the lead so far!

    GO YANKS!!!

    GO ANGELS!!!

    GO RANGERS!!!

  442. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Kennedy out after 3 innings and Igawa immediately coughs up the lead.

  443. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?)
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    Nice jobs.

    Man, Tex is great.
    ****

    Giambi makes that play :lol:
    (I couldn’t even type that with a straight face)

  444. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Oh, Oh!!! That trouble making little honorary hillbilly, Betsy is on.

  445. Betsy September 16th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    GB, thanks for the updates on IPK. I’m very happy for him – it’s great that he will go into the off-season on a high note. I still don’t know how good he will be on the major league level….but maybe he can help the Yankees next year.

  446. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    stood there like the house by the side of the road

  447. slick September 16th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Nice that the running catch coming in by Melky to end the inning was so routine. It wasn’t so long ago that soft liners to center were the death of this team.

    Keeping that leadoff double off the scoreboard is badass.

  448. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I saw Texeria make that same play last season in Anaheim with the Angels…Only the pop up was in fair territory and he doubled up the runner at first….He’s great and he’s in pinstripes for a long time…..GB, Ernie Harwell a very classy gentleman…….He like Vince Scully are National Treasures

  449. Betsy September 16th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Apparently, GB, southern hospitality is greatly exaggerated; with your bluntness, you would fit right in with the rude, crude Yankees……:)

    By the way, I am wearing a straw hat and have a piece of hay hanging out of my mouth. My banjo is in the repair shop, though……..

  450. Betsy September 16th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    By the way, GB, the war has been over for a long time. As Buffalo Bills fans used to tell anyone who moaned about them in the SB for 4 years in a row……deal with it!

  451. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Man what a stop

  452. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “Kennedy out after 3 innings and Igawa immediately coughs up the lead.”

    Igawa is the pride of Scranton, he is forgiven.
    Just give him some Robitussin and carry on.

  453. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I only enjoy good defense when the yankees do it…

  454. Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?) September 16th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Giambi makes that play
    (I couldn’t even type that with a straight face)

    ==========

    Man, it was scary to see Giambi throw to another base.

    I don’t think his throw would have come anywhere near Molina.

    Charge the mound, Cano!!!

  455. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Betsy
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    Apparently, GB, southern hospitality is greatly exaggerated; with your bluntness, you would fit right in with the rude, crude Yankees……:)

    By the way, I am wearing a straw hat and have a piece of hay hanging out of my mouth. My banjo is in the repair shop, though……..

    ————————————————————

    Betsy, a real southern lady would have a pinch of wintergreen dip under her lip. My kind of lady. You will be more than welcome here in Savannah. After all, we enjoy subverting anybody to the cause.

  456. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Funny story the ladies of LoHud would appreciate-

    I am cleaning my apartment as I comment. I just went to attack the pile of shoes that accumulate in my living room. I picked up a pair of Mary Jane heels, and then got confused that I saw another just like it.

    Turns out I have the same shoes in black and navy and I didn’t realize it

  457. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Man, unlucky inning for the Yankees there.

  458. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I was told that a true southern lady could only smoke while seated.

    can anyone confirm this?

  459. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Betsy
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    By the way, GB, the war has been over for a long time. As Buffalo Bills fans used to tell anyone who moaned about them in the SB for 4 years in a row……deal with it!

    ————————————————————

    Betsy, I always told them that the only reason I came to the south was to take their jobs and steal their women. I married three of them, so, maybe I was only lucky with the job hunting.

  460. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    LAA still up 2-0, Hopefully they hang on and the Yanks win. It’s a much better outcome than Boston winning another one tonight.

  461. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    why is this bum Hairston batting number 2. All he does is make errors during perfect games and trip in the outfield.

  462. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Kennedy is a good pitcher he will make an impact next year on the yankees.

  463. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    I was told that a true southern lady could only smoke while seated.

    can anyone confirm this?

    ————————————————————

    You’d have to show a lot of guts to ever correct a southern lady, Ellie. Me? I was a coward, through and through.

  464. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    lol

  465. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    DJ :(

  466. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    OUCH…..lifted the tailgate too soon.

  467. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    ewwwww

  468. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    really don’t need Joel Sherman pontificating about Posada

  469. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I am happy with the Molina-Gaudin tandem.

    :)

    I am unhappy that we are without Posada’s bat.

    :(

  470. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Molina’s having a tough time getting/blocking the pitches tonight.

  471. Gary Indiana September 16th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    man, yanks are playing like a last place team.

  472. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    sorry Anthony McCarron

  473. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Funny story the men of LoHud would appreciate-

    I am cleaning my apartment as I comment. I just went to attack the pile of laundry that accumulated in my bedroom. I picked up a huge laundry basket, and then got confused when I saw a few others just like it.
    Turns out I have many of the same type of full laundry baskets and I didn’t realize it!

  474. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Anyone think we might see Carl Crawford patroling CF for the Yanks in the future? I don’t think he stays in TB and the Yanks will probably be willing to pay him the bucks to come, speed, power, average, defense.

  475. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    LOL Erica. BTDT!

  476. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Anyone think we might see Carl Crawford patroling CF for the Yanks in the future? I don’t think he stays in TB and the Yanks will probably be willing to pay him the bucks to come, speed, power, average, defense.

    “IF’ the Yanks were to somehow get him, he would be in left.

  477. Billy C. September 16th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    So Gaudin has done a pretty decent job tonight. I thought he was going to give it all up a couple innings a go, but he got through it. The offense just needs to give him some runs against these scrub pitchers the Jays are throwing out there.

  478. pat September 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Erica

    How you know you have too many shoes-

    My daughter had on a pair of shoes a few weeks ago and I said those are cute, where did they come from? She thought I was being a smart butt about borrowing my stuff without asking because she got them from my closet. I wasn’t because I have no memory of ever buying or wearing them.

  479. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    how bout a run, or 7

  480. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    It’s pretty easy for a catcher to be behind the plate and look good when Sabathia, Pettitte, Hughes or Rivera pitch. Pitchers like Burnett, Chamberlain and Gaudin can make most catchers look bad.

  481. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Angels now leading 3-0, top of the 6th

  482. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    Funny story the men of LoHud would appreciate-

    I am cleaning my apartment as I comment. I just went to attack the pile of laundry that accumulated in my bedroom. I picked up a huge laundry basket, and then got confused when I saw a few others just like it.
    Turns out I have many of the same type of full laundry baskets and I didn’t realize it!
    ***

    Is this my dad????

    My dad cannot understand why he should ever put his clean clothing away and not just lay it on the couch. He says no one sits ont he couch much, and he just wears it again anyway

  483. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    LA just tacked on another one 3-0 top of the 6th

  484. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    For Staten Island, Higashioka doubles in the tying run at 2-2 in the 6th inning.

  485. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    pat
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    Erica

    How you know you have too many shoes-

    My daughter had on a pair of shoes a few weeks ago and I said those are cute, where did they come from? She thought I was being a smart butt about borrowing my stuff without asking because she got them from my closet. I wasn’t because I have no memory of ever buying or wearing them.
    ****

    LOL. Very nice. Nothing liek shopping in your own closet and finding something awesome

  486. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    The Blue Jays also hit Arod on the elbow. They’ve hit their share of Yankees too.

  487. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    LOL Erica. BTDT!
    ****

    BTDT?!?! LOL

  488. SI September 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Why not have Kennedy start next week when Gaudin’s turn in the rotation comes up again…
    Gaudin and Kennedy are pitching on the same day already. IPK pitches 4 and Gaudin comes in as the caddy. Next start

    See if IPK can help this team.

  489. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Funny story the ladies of LoHud would appreciate-

    I am cleaning my apartment as I comment. I just went to attack the pile of shoes that accumulate in my living room. I picked up a pair of Mary Jane heels, and then got confused that I saw another just like it.

    Turns out I have the same shoes in black and navy and I didn’t realize it

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

    You should see my boots collection. I have an addiction

  490. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    “My dad cannot understand why he should ever put his clean clothing away and not just lay it on the couch. He says no one sits ont he couch much, and he just wears it again anyway”

    I have this affliction as well

  491. jennifer September 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    But Trevor no one sees that. They only see the big bad yankees hitting guys.

    Mark has NO control. How many guys has he hit? How many walks? How many runs walked in?

  492. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Carl

    “IF’ the Yanks were to somehow get him, he would be in left.

    Fine with me, show them the money and they will come. What a possible force (Crawford) hitting second.

  493. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    I hate to bring this up, but I think the source of Yankee/Blue Jay tension can all go back to that infamous night at the end of May 2007 when A-rod yelled “Ha”

  494. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 16th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Camp has thrown more than 3 innings only once all year so this is probably it for him. Let’s hope the Yanks can hit the next guy a lot better.

  495. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Is this my dad????

    My dad cannot understand why he should ever put his clean clothing away and not just lay it on the couch. He says no one sits ont he couch much, and he just wears it again anyway

    ————————————————————

    And, please explain how he’s wrong. There’s already an energy shortage and maybe he’s into conservation.

  496. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    “My dad cannot understand why he should ever put his clean clothing away and not just lay it on the couch. He says no one sits ont he couch much, and he just wears it again anyway”

    I have this affliction as well
    ****

    LOL. Very nice Uncle E. I tried explaining to him that guests really don’t want to see his underwear on the couch when they visit. But he said the only guests he ever has is me (who does not count) or his poker friends (who would do the same thing)

  497. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Actually Gaudin has had two very nice games in a row. Posada caught the game against the Rays and Molina is catching this one. So maybe there is a lot positive to be said about Gaudin!

  498. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    So this is what we get for commenting on the good D? ;)

  499. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Pretty docile inning, the team is looking flat they have been for a few games now.

  500. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    LOL. Very nice Uncle E. I tried explaining to him that guests really don’t want to see his underwear on the couch when they visit. But he said the only guests he ever has is me (who does not count) or his poker friends (who would do the same thing)

    I try to put it away for company. Or just throw the whole clump into the laundry room and start over

  501. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    The bruise on Hill’s back probably doesn’t care whether the pitch was intentional or not.

  502. Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?) September 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    My dad cannot understand why he should ever put his clean clothing away and not just lay it on the couch. He says no one sits ont he couch much, and he just wears it again anyway

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

    My bedroom couch meet Erica’s dad’s couch.

  503. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Yankee/Blue Jay tension? I honestly never noticed any kind of tension between these teams before last night. :?

  504. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Neil Young said it best – a man needs a maid.

  505. lets go twins September 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    This is completely off topic but the Tigers are losing again so I thought I would bring it up. Why is EVERYONE so set that the Tigers are winning the Central? If KC holds on tonight the Twins move within 3.5 games of the Tigers, which could very well happen because the Tigers can not beat KC for some reason.

    The Twins and Tigers play each other SEVEN more times!!
    The Twins play the crappy Royals SIX more times.
    Also, Washburn is most likely done for the season, so their rotation is real thin.

    The Twins could very well win the Central, so from here on out I am rooting for the Twins b/c thats a great first round matchup for the Yankees, and everyone else here and in the media should really take a look at that race, because it is far from over.

  506. Rob Thompson September 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    John Sterling just referenced the TV show MASH on the broadcast. (Closing eyes and nodding head from side to side.) Can someone please tell him that it’s off the air?

  507. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    pitching change?

  508. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    LA 1st and third one out, Byrd is out of the game.

  509. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    GB, Higgy is already paying dividends…..He’s the catcher to keep your eye on….

  510. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    LOL. Very nice Uncle E. I tried explaining to him that guests really don’t want to see his underwear on the couch when they visit. But he said the only guests he ever has is me (who does not count) or his poker friends (who would do the same thing)

    I try to put it away for company. Or just throw the whole clump into the laundry room and start over
    ****

    That is more effort than he makes. I wouldn’t care so much if it was t-shirts and socks. But underwear out in front of people seems a bit… gross

  511. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    gaudin has done a much, much better job than Meat-tray.

  512. James September 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Gaudins day is up, time to take him out. but nonetheless another good start for chad. so why is serge still in the rotation??

  513. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Here we go again :(

  514. RS September 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    You would think that by now Girardi would have learned NOT to let Gaudin pitch into the 6th inning. This story is becoming WAY too familiar.

    It just blows my mind how Mitre and Gaudin are constantly allowed to put multiple baserunners on in the later innings before getting pulled.

  515. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    LOL. Very nice Uncle E. I tried explaining to him that guests really don’t want to see his underwear on the couch when they visit. But he said the only guests he ever has is me (who does not count) or his poker friends (who would do the same thing)

    I try to put it away for company. Or just throw the whole clump into the laundry room and start over

    ————————————————————

    I just store the clean clothes in the dryer. If they’re too wrinkled even for me, I turn the dryer on and PRESTO….they’re ironed. It drives me ex-wife and granddaughters crazy.

  516. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Carl

    “IF’ the Yanks were to somehow get him, he would be in left.

    Fine with me, show them the money and they will come. What a possible force (Crawford) hitting second.

    I agree. I have a hard to believing that the Rays will let him go though.

  517. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “I will not carry a gun…. I’ll carry your books, I’ll carry a torch, I’ll carry a tune, I’ll carry on, carry over, carry forward, Cary Grant, cash and carry, carry me back to Old Virginia, I’ll even hari-kari if you show me how, but I will not carry a gun!”

    Hawkeye

  518. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    Neil Young said it best – a man needs a maid.
    ****

    So do girls!!!!!

    I swear, I have a tiny apartment and I cannot stay on top of cleaning it. I do not know how people with houses and multiple rooms do it

    I would gladly accept an offer for anyone to come over and vacuum for me right now

  519. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    “I just store the clean clothes in the dryer. If they’re too wrinkled even for me, I turn the dryer on and PRESTO….they’re ironed. It drives me ex-wife and granddaughters crazy.”

    I suffer from this affliction.

  520. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Carl

    I agree. I have a hard to believing that the Rays will let him go though.

    I think his contract is up after next year, not positive but I’m pretty sure I heard that.

  521. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    How awesome will it be if Chad gets out of this inning unscathed…

  522. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    GB7-

    That is actually a bit of genius…

    But don’t they shrink when you rerun the dryer?

  523. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    “I swear, I have a tiny apartment and I cannot stay on top of cleaning it. I do not know how people with houses and multiple rooms do it”

    Guys believe in Spring cleaning. Thankfully we have another 6 months to go.

  524. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Pat M.
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    GB, Higgy is already paying dividends…..He’s the catcher to keep your eye on….

    ————————————————————

    Yep. He’s struggled with the bat from time to time, but, still has had some very promising games. His defense has been solid for a 1st year player (not counting his 19 games last year). 25% rate of throwing out runners is pretty good considering his inexperience at a pitching staff that can’t hold runners on base.

  525. tastic September 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Here comes Marte to add gasoline to the fire.

  526. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    GB7-

    That is actually a bit of genius…

    But don’t they shrink when you rerun the dryer?

    all those olive drab cashmere sweaters ruined

    No Erica If it fits after the first Hot wash and dry you are good to go.
    Best thing is 100% cotten dress shirts that don’t need the iron

  527. Terry from NH September 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    team seems to lack energy the last couple days even with this woeful back end rotation.. bad time of the year to start a little slump especially with the Sox playing good ball right now.. Mitre and Gaudin aren’t anything to brag about right now!

  528. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    “I swear, I have a tiny apartment and I cannot stay on top of cleaning it. I do not know how people with houses and multiple rooms do it”

    Molly Maids.

    :)

  529. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    “Here comes Marte to add gasoline to the fire.”

    Or to get the final out.

  530. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    “I swear, I have a tiny apartment and I cannot stay on top of cleaning it. I do not know how people with houses and multiple rooms do it”

    Guys believe in Spring cleaning. Thankfully we have another 6 months to go.
    ****

    I normally do not admit this to people. But this is an anonymous blog so why not….

    If I run my vacuum when my air conditioner is on, I trip a circuit. My air conditioner has been on pretty steadily since July. I have no idea when the last time I vacuumed was :oops:

  531. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    GB7-

    That is actually a bit of genius…

    But don’t they shrink when you rerun the dryer?

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, I thought I was pretty smart, but, my ex and the girls think that I’m just getting back at them.

    Doesn’t seem to shrink them.

  532. Stultus Magnus (how can Laura actually like and listen to Mariah Carey?) September 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice) says:
    September 16, 2009 at 8:59 pm
    “I just store the clean clothes in the dryer. If they’re too wrinkled even for me, I turn the dryer on and PRESTO….they’re ironed. It drives me ex-wife and granddaughters crazy.”

    I suffer from this affliction.

    ===========

    This is no affliction. If I were allowed to have a washer and dryer in the apartment, I would have de-wrinkled some work clothes this morning.

  533. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:01 pm
    “I swear, I have a tiny apartment and I cannot stay on top of cleaning it. I do not know how people with houses and multiple rooms do it”

    Guys believe in Spring cleaning. Thankfully we have another 6 months to go.

    ————————————————————

    a house/more rooms means that you always have plenty of space to stick stuff.

  534. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I used AC once this summer

    Erica I bet your dad vacuums more than you.

  535. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Trisha-

    If you saw the size of my apartment, you would understand why the idea of paying someone to clean it is so embarrassing.

    Although, I used to have a cleaning lady who came every other Tuesday while I was at work and clean my aprtment wonderfully for $30. One day she mysteriously stopped coming. I laid the $30 out for her for months just in case.

    I planned to replace her, but have not gotten around to it. That was 3 years ago :cry:

  536. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    I used AC once this summer

    Erica I bet your dad vacuums more than you.
    ****

    My dad has a cleaning lady!!! LOL

    And he is worse with the AC than me

  537. pat September 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “I do not know how people with houses and multiple rooms do it”

    I clean messy everyday, dirty once a week and accept that a little dust hasn’t killed anyone yet.

  538. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “This is no affliction.”

    I feel better about it now. I will look at it as a positive.

  539. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Just noticed that Marte’s ERA is 11.32

  540. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Getting out of that with one run was pretty decent

  541. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    “I clean messy everyday, dirty once a week and accept that a little dust hasn’t killed anyone yet.”

    sage advice

  542. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Gaudin has done a nice job since being traded here. His starts have been better than Wang and Mitre. Dont understand why Mitre is still starting.

  543. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Boston scores 2, now 3-2 and they are still batting

  544. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    The ERA is reflective of how he has pitched sinc coming off the DL.

    6 outings and he was perfect in 5 of them.

    If he can continue to get lefties out (now 3-19 against them this year), he can be a weapon in the post-season.

  545. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Staten Island leads in the 8th inning, 3-2 on Medchill’s RBI single.

    Scranton is trailing 2-1 at the bottom of the 7th.

  546. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Man the Angels really suck against the Red Sox.

  547. John September 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    the way the team is playing right now, and the way the sox have been playing….there is definite cause for major concern

  548. pat September 16th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Yanks are due for a HR

  549. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    They’ve seemed flat against the Jays and Orioles but seemed fine against the Rays and Anaheim Monday.
    Coincidence, falling asleep against the bad teams but are awake against the good ones?

  550. Alias September 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I hope I get proven wrong but the Yankees look dead right now.

  551. Emo September 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Trevor,

    With the way the Sox are playing, we are in no position to do that. We have to beat every opponent.

  552. Rick September 16th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Great effort tonight. Getting 3 hit by a dead team’s expanded bullpen.

    I guess they want to be playing into the final weekend of the season without clinching the division yet.

  553. Akbert September 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Just sad that the Blue Jays walk into our building and shut us down with ease. The Jays relievers haven’t even broken a sweat getting us out.

  554. John September 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    when you play tense, the offense is usually the first thing to go. everyone forgets how to stay in at bats and battle. like I said, I am really concerned with how they have been playing over the last week

  555. Triple short of a cycle September 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Did anyone find out why Halladay was held back a day to face us?

  556. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Sux tie the score. :(

    Why in hell Scoscia doesn’t take out Saunders is beyond me. He has now loaded the bases and has one out.

  557. John September 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Trevor the Rays are not a good team with all due respect they are horrible right now. losing 2 of 3 to the orioles and getting swept by the jays. that is something that isn’t good

  558. Boxcar September 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Rather than fire the team up, the brawl made them more tight LOL

  559. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Swisher is OK – he only he his head.

  560. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    This team better wake up ! How do you get shut down by Toronto’s pen. I thought we had the best offense in the majors ?

  561. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    SI leads in the bottom of the 8th inning, 5-2.

  562. jsbrendog September 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Bruney stinks

  563. Alias September 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    This could be looked at as good or bad: The Yankees have 5 base runners, but 2 of them have scored.

  564. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    John, I agree. A lot of the blame falls I think on the Yankees management team, too much tinkering with the lineup 2 or 3 regulars out of the lineups many games at least one every game. Then you throw in skipped starts, Joba rules ect and it’s a perscription for a bad spell.

  565. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    WWTPD?

  566. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Bruney = White Flag

  567. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    GB’s approach to laundry will save me a Benji a month in dry cleaning…..

  568. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The last time the Yankees won a world series, they backed into the postseason. They had a two-week skid at the end of the season and I remember them clinching the division not with a win, but with a loss coupled with a loss by the Sux. They looked so flat. And I’m pretty sure they didn’t have HFA because I remember them having to fly to Oakland to play their final game in that series.

    They went limping into the postseason and they all looked exhausted. But they won it all that year.

    I am thinking that I have all of my facts straight and that I am not mixing up different years.

    Dammit the Sux just took the lead 5-3.

    Perhaps now Scoscia will take Saunders out of the game.

    GRR.

  569. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    # trisha – OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Sux tie the score. :(

    Why in hell Scoscia doesn’t take out Saunders is beyond me. He has now loaded the bases and has one out.

    Watching it unravel made me laugh

  570. Paul V September 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Bruney, Mitre and Marte cannot be trusted. Ever. Ever. Ever. The occasional good outing they have is always an anomaly. They don’t deserve to be playing with otherwise magnificent, hard-playing bunch of ballplayers.

  571. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    You can’t blame Bruney on two bloop hits that weren’t even strikes. Neither hit even bent the grass when they landed.

  572. Scorpio September 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Man, the Angels really stink against the Red Sox.

  573. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Why was Swisher playing so deep on scutaro ball. He was almost on the warning track. That should of been caught.

  574. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Well the lead will go down tonight if the Yankees don’t win because the Red Sox are beating the Angels again.

  575. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    At this point, you have to think Bruney has pitched himself off the post-season roster.

    Chad Gaudin is a better option than Bruney.

    He hasn’t gotten anybody out in a month.

  576. joe September 16th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I was Pete would allow me to use some profanity so I can sincerely describe what I think of Brian Bruney

  577. austinmac September 16th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Yesterday, I was concerned with a five game lead in the loss column. Now, the Sox have tied the score and the Yankees look flat as flat can be before a west coast trip and about to face King Felix. This division is nowhere near over. Never was. The silliness of statements that they have never lost when they have a six game lead blah, blah. are irrelevant. That was then with completely different teams. I am officially worried today.

  578. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Strange play be Hairston.

  579. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I still have confidence but this team needs to play hard against all the teams not just the bad ones.

  580. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    “Trevor the Rays are not a good team with all due respect they are horrible right now”

    I know but my point was they’re not as bad as the O’s and the Jays are not as good as them.
    Unlike the O’s and Jays the Rays have had recent success. And the Yankees seemed to have been on their A game when they played them. Anaheim too though it was only 1 game.
    They have completely fallen asleep here with the O’s and Jays in town.

    God does Bruney suck. Does he ever pitch a clean inning?

  581. Triple short of a cycle September 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    The Angels are a complete joke

  582. John September 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    5.5….just a few days ago it was 9. and the yankees go out west next week. this is going to get really bad unless the yanks find a way to loosen up. they look like they are in full choke mode right now

  583. SCX September 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Man, Hairston sucks in the field. This guy is useless. I hope he’s gone after this year.

  584. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Marte has pitched well in 5 of his last 6 outings. Lefties haven’t touched him all year.

    Guess again while whining.

  585. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    You can’t blame Bruney on two bloop hits that weren’t even strikes. Neither hit even bent the grass when they landed.

    We must be watching a different guy this year. he has stunk all year

  586. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    thankfully the pointer was on the mound.
    Molina breathed a sigh of relief.

  587. XLJ September 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Another mistake by Hairston. What a clown how is this guy on a 200 million dollar team. Go back to the reds.

  588. Matt17 September 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    The Yankees are playing themselves right out of the division.

  589. John September 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    and i highly doubt it helped the yanks that their manager yelled at them after the brawl. now they are starting to feel the pressure. this could end up being a pretty big disaster

  590. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Not fun at all watching it start to slip away. Too many issues right now with the pitching. Next week is going to be fodder for a ulcer.

  591. Matt17 September 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    How are you supposed to win when you get 3 hits of of Tallet,Camp, and Jennsen….all cy young talent

  592. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    The only people in full choke mode are the 12 year old crybabies on here now.

  593. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    2, 3 runs?

  594. Alias September 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Please comeback Yanks

  595. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Yanks just don’t seemed interested in this game.

  596. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Time for that 7th inning dominance to assert itself.

  597. Arno September 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Is this what other teams feel like for prolonged times? Losing 3 of 5? Unheard of for me this season! And 4 of 6 to the O’s and Blue Jays? Disgusting…

    I’m so spoiled, I just expect another comeback and/or walk-off.

  598. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Yes, Girardi yelling at them hurt the team.

    Where do some of you come up with this stuff?

    LOL

  599. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Someone really needs to close the screen door now, bugs are getting in.

  600. jsbrendog September 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Bruney should be nowhere near oct

  601. MG September 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I hope all you bridge jumping malcontents find another team to follow next year, you don’t deserve to be Yankees fans. Those of us who have been fans long enough to understand the tradition of this team don’t worry about at least a 5 game lead with 15 to play, particularly when 3 of them are against the Sox at Yankee Stadium. What do you think, a team that has played over .700 ball for the entire 2nd half of the year is going to fall apart? That’s just not going to happen this year, this team has too much character.

  602. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    It’s time to panic – the Yanks are 6-3 on this home stand.
    Head for the bridges.

    If they lose this game they’ll be 6-4 on the home stand. That’s only .600 ball.

    Jump Jump!!

  603. Matt17 September 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    The Yankees manager went into coast mode way too soon.

  604. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Yes, Girardi yelling at them hurt the team.

    Where do some of you come up with this stuff?

    LOL

    comment of the year

  605. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    This game has suddenly become a must comeback situation. Given it stays this way it’s down to 4 in the lost column.

  606. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Also in 2002, The Yanks stormed into the postseason as they only lost something 5 games that month, the rotation threw 4-5 shutouts during the last 2 weeks of the season……Then they lead in every game vs. The Angels and ended up getting blown out……..It’s baseball and you never really know…..

  607. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it’s not time to be nice)
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm
    Someone really needs to close the screen door now, bugs are getting in.
    ****

    I’ll chase them with my vacuum!!!

    Just kidding… I don’t like vacuuming :-)

  608. Dan September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Have a feeling the end of this homestand is going to come back to haunt us in a couple weeks. Boston is playing out of their minds. Giving away easy games in the standings before a tough west Coast trip is a recipe for disaster.

  609. John September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    8 in a row done

  610. davidson September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    They seem to always have someone on third.Yankees go 123 out.

    Only 3 hits on the night,to their 9.5 straight innings of no scoring.

    Sawx-5 LAA-3

  611. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    If only the Yankees had any comeback wins this season :cry:

  612. Oscar September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    The team is dead, folks. No come back tonight. They seem intent on choking away this division. Losing 4 of 5 on a homestand to the Os and Jays will do that to you.

  613. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    DT and MG,

    Well said. Unfortunately, it falls on deaf ears with some of the children since they are mow in full panic mode now.

    Comical and sad at the same time.

  614. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Well the Yankees for the past couple of years have gone into the postseason hot and have failed.

  615. Matt17 September 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    you can always tell when the yanks are mailing it in, Their approach at the plate is horrible

  616. RS September 16th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    People complain about the pitching, but the Yankees are losing games recently because of their offense. How many slugfests have they lost lately? None that I can recall. Usually they only score 2,3, maybe 4 runs in a loss. And that’s pretty much unacceptable in this ballpark against the O’s and Jays.

  617. Chris September 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Girardi needs to play the infield in more often, he allowed the angels to take the lead Monday and tge jays to do it tonight…can always expect to comeback

  618. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Buy lottery tickets if you can predict the future.

    Predicting games isn’t the forte of the children who do it on here.

  619. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Some sad news-

    Mary of Peter, Paul and Mary died :-(

    http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/200.....ry_travers

  620. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    a little bingo!

  621. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    DA MELK!

  622. Tunnel Man September 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    The crowd in the legends seats around home plate are lifeless.

  623. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I guess we will be seeing cervelli tonight

  624. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    YAY!!! MPB Johnny Damon is coming into the game!!!!!!!!

  625. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    so, it’s gonna be 4 games in loss column after tonight?

  626. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Scraton’s season is in trouble. bottom of the 8th inning and trailing Durham, 3-1.

  627. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    The Yanks are winning this game. And even if they don’t, there’s no reason to panic.

  628. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    JZ
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    so, it’s gonna be 4 games in loss column after tonight?
    ****

    No. Because there will be a comeback

  629. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Pat M. – was it 2006 where Detroit limped into the playoffs at the end of the season and then went to the Series against St. Louis? That’s the Series when the Tigers’ pitchers forgot how to field.

    In the modern playoff era, it’s all about who’s hot in those two weeks in October. And nothing else.

  630. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    you know you’re lazy when you refuse to get up and change the channel on the t.v. because the remote’s out of batteries….

  631. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    As Scranton goes, so goes the nation

  632. MG September 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    SJ44
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    DT and MG,

    Well said. Unfortunately, it falls on deaf ears with some of the children since they are mow in full panic mode now.

    Comical and sad at the same time.
    ————————————————
    I can only imagine what some of these idiots would have thought in ’78 when the Yankees came from 13 behind, got in front, and had the Sox tie them on the last day. The whole team would have been choke artists, blah, blah, blah, blah. And none of them would have still been watching when Bucky hit it over the Green Monster and Guidry, pitching on fumes, held off the Sox and the Goose got the save. They’d have wet their beds long before the game ended.

  633. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Erica that is sad news. She was 72 I thought she was still in her 60′s.

  634. Chris September 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Love how everybody freaks about about aj and joba pitching poorly bc if Andy struggles with his shoulder and joba and aj pitch well their next few starts everyone will put Andy on the back burner again.

  635. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    you know you’re lazy when you refuse to get up and change the channel on the t.v. because the remote’s out of batteries….
    ****

    I always tease my dad that I was born because he did not have a remote control TV yet. My earliest childhood memories are, “Erica, go put on channel 2. No, put on channel 4. No, go back to channel 2″

  636. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Do it For JohnnY!

  637. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    pitching wins the game, not the hitting.
    We all know well that they hit pretty well overall in 2004 regular season, and we won’t forget what happened in the postseason once their bats cooled off.

    I don’t see Yanks have much advantage in pitching, except Mo and CC. Highes? he has to prove he can pitch in postseason against quality teams.

  638. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Pov
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Erica that is sad news. She was 72 I thought she was still in her 60’s.
    ****

    I am not sure, the headline on the link said 63. But the article says 72

  639. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    typo, “Hughes”

  640. Papelboner September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Does Arod co-own 40/40 with Jay-Z?

  641. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Johnny… that was not awesome

    We must have a pretend discussion about this yuckiness later

  642. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    SJ – I’ve kind of come to terms with the fact that there are all kinds of Yankee fans and general personality likely affects the way they process games and seasons. I am an optimist in life and not prone to panic. I am the same way with the Yankees, their games, and their season. My best guess is that those folks who worry likely tend to worry about everything in life, those who panic are probably panic-prone in general. I think these things are a function of personality and therefore people who tend to panic when, as we have seen all season, there has been no reason to panic are probably helpless to do otherwise.

  643. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Notice how the bridge jumpers are usually names you have never heard of? – welcome to the wonderful world of trolls.

  644. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    sorry-the Yankees need to play good when facing the bad teams.

  645. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Speaking of Awesome..

    Has anyone noticed Brandon has all but disappeared since school started last week?

  646. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Awww. My dad loved Peter, Paul and Mary. :(

  647. Pat M. September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Joe from L.I….Every year it seems that way….The Marlins in 03 as well….It’s more like March Madness now a days….The race to 11 wins

  648. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Clare September 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    The Yanks are winning this game. And even if they don’t, there’s no reason to panic.

    I wouldn’t call it panic. It’s a realization that the lead is shrinking, pitching issues abound, and we can ill afford to let these teams beat us before we leave for a really tough road trip and then come back home to play a really hot team right now. I can’t understand many of these comments, you have to be concerned.

  649. Chris September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Aceves is a weapon only the Yankees have the luxury of having…if you have a starter get hurt or have a short outing or even in a tie game he will give you a chance to win great versatility

  650. MG September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Speaking of Awesome..

    Has anyone noticed Brandon has all but disappeared since school started last week?
    ——————————————
    does that mean he’s in junior high or high school?

  651. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    come on Jetes

  652. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Erica,

    We had a remote, or a ‘clicker’ as my dad called it. It was attached to the t.v. by a wire and only had 2 buttons on it-up and down. Our puppy chewed through the wire and my father was despondent for about a week.

  653. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Awww. My dad loved Peter, Paul and Mary
    ****

    Leaving on a Jet Plane was like, the official song of sleepaway camp when i was a kid

  654. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Very sad about Mary Travers. Beautiful music, beautiful voice, beautiful lyrics, beautiful harmonies.

    RIP

    :(

  655. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I’m leaving on a jet plane… don’t know when I’ll be back again…

  656. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    MG
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Speaking of Awesome..

    Has anyone noticed Brandon has all but disappeared since school started last week?
    ——————————————
    does that mean he’s in junior high or high school?
    ****

    Haha. My guess was always that he was about 15

  657. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Heh, I was just typing it.. I liked that one better than Puff.

  658. Yanks_Fan September 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    OMG some of you love to be bridge jumpers!

  659. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Angels scored a run. Freaky play caused the inning to be extended.

  660. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    Erica,

    We had a remote, or a ‘clicker’ as my dad called it. It was attached to the t.v. by a wire and only had 2 buttons on it-up and down. Our puppy chewed through the wire and my father was despondent for about a week.
    ****

    LOL!

  661. MG September 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm
    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Awww. My dad loved Peter, Paul and Mary
    ****

    Leaving on a Jet Plane was like, the official song of sleepaway camp when i was a kid
    —————————————-
    terrific song written by John Denver…

  662. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Angels take the lead

  663. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    The Yankees will win the division. But just because the Red Sox are playing great baseball doesn’t mean they are not going to come down to earth. The same happened with the Yanks.

  664. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    ANGELS TAKE THE LEAD!!!!!!!

  665. Alias September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Go Halos!

  666. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Awww. My dad loved Peter, Paul and Mary.

    ————————————————————

    It was PP&M that gave people the chance to hear the music of Dylan, Baez and Denver. A great sound.

  667. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    come on, Yanks! Gain one game!

  668. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    No fair making fun of Brandon, a good guy, while he’s not here.

    He’s on a fact-finding mission to scout Jonathan Sanchez. :)

  669. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Tom in N.J.

    Have you tried moving the batteries around?

    Angels take lead.
    WALK!

  670. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Note to self:

    The Angels are not part of the conspiracy in MLB to roll over for the Red Sox

  671. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Derek AB was brillant

  672. Arno September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Com’on SWISHA-licious!!!

  673. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Did that feel like the longest at bat ever or was it just me?

  674. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Guys, I consider myself a person with some common sense and sense of perspective. I don’t think it’s unreasonable for people to have a nervous feeling because the Yankees lead has shrunk. The Red Sox have not cooperated by going into a funk (at least not yet), and this has been a difficult series of games against the O’s and the Jays. (They played very well against Tampa and the Angels).

    This has been a very weird homestand IMO. The Jeter watch, the ejection of Al & Joe, the brawl, Pettitte’s shoulder fatigue, AJ’s befuddlement.

    But in the anything can happen in baseball category, this can go two ways: they can bounce back ON THE ROAD and no worries. Or not.

    And Boston can continue to play well. Or not.

    There’s no way of knowing.

    But I do know that it’s not totally unreasonable to have some concerns about finishing in first place.

    And I do think that it’s not a good thing to celebrate an accomplishment that hasn’t yet occurred. They haven’t clinched anything yet. Talking about home field advantage as if it’s a given before they’ve even won the division is premature. A general discussion is fine, with lots of “ifs” rather than “whens.”

    Maybe I’m superstitious, or maybe I’m silly. And SJ44, I don’t often disagree with you, but I think it’s not fair to put people down for having some concerns here. They’re not from thin air.

    I,too, love the character of this team. But things can happen.

  675. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    It’s a dog eat wire world.

  676. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Have the Yanks hit a grand slam this year?

  677. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    No fair making fun of Brandon, a good guy, while he’s not here.

    He’s on a fact-finding mission to scout Jonathan Sanchez.
    ****

    Are scouting and stalking the same thing?

  678. uncle tito September 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    first of all, Bruney sucks. Everytime he pitches he is horrible. Get rid of this fat clown.

    2nd: too many lineup changes recently. it hurts consistency & has derailed the momentem this team had.

    Damon has to go after this year, he only plays every other day & is breaking down quickly. This is his contract yr. & he has trouble staying on the field.

  679. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    And the whole thing happened when a ball got by Varitek and instead of the 3rd out of the inning, Kendrik (?) ran to first base and was safe because Varitek couldn’t find the ball!

    Cool.

    :)

  680. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    hinkse or hairston???

  681. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Carl
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm
    Have the Yanks hit a grand slam this year?
    ****

    yes, one. Jose Molina. In the words of John Sterling, you can’t predict baseball

  682. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Nick in SF
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    No fair making fun of Brandon, a good guy, while he’s not here.

    He’s on a fact-finding mission to scout Jonathan Sanchez.

    He’s a “solid” commenter. Like Jeter is a solid player nothing more.

  683. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    NYY626
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Did that feel like the longest at bat ever or was it just me?
    ***

    Really long at bat

  684. The Damon-ator September 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    why is hairston hitting?

    what’s the point of an extended roster if you let scrubs hit in big spots?

  685. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    7-5 angels

  686. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I guess the Boston bullpen is falling apart.

    Wish the Toronto bullpen would do the same.

  687. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    I think Brandon is now working for GM Cashman in the trade department. I could be wrong though.

  688. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    yanks only have one grand slam this year?? That can’t be true…is it???

  689. nature boy September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    JZ
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm
    pitching wins the game, not the hitting.
    We all know well that they hit pretty well overall in 2004 regular season, and we won’t forget what happened in the postseason once their bats cooled off.
    I don’t see Yanks have much advantage in pitching, except Mo and CC. Highes? he has to prove he can pitch in postseason against quality teams.
    ************************************************************

    i would consider hughes’ game 3 performance in the 2007 alcs to be pretty solid. clemens really bombed and he came on to pitch 5.1 1 hit innings to give the yankees a chance to come back and earned a win.

  690. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    come on Jerry

  691. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    The Damon-ator
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    why is hairston hitting?

    what’s the point of an extended roster if you let scrubs hit in big spots?
    ****

    Absolutely!!! get Hinske in as a pinch hitter!

  692. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Uncle, yeah. I’ve moved them, switched them and rolled them. They’re dead.

  693. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Can you change that note to self into a general for everyone memo, Erica? lol

  694. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    “I don’t often disagree with you, but I think it’s not fair to put people down for having some concerns here. They’re not from thin air.”

    The concerns aren’t, but some of these commenters are. :)

    (good post, Doreen)

    Anyway, win or lose, the Red Sox is going to October, no?

  695. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    The Damon-ator
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm
    why is hairston hitting?

    what’s the point of an extended roster if you let scrubs hit in big spots?
    ****

    Absolutely!!! get Hinske in as a pinch hitter!
    ****

    No, I changed my mind..

    Put in Shelly Duncan!

  696. nature boy September 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    excuse me alds

  697. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Horrible man

  698. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    okay enough hairston…..

  699. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    :( I feel like we saw that inning already last night ( minus the brawl).

  700. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Susan Boyle is on Americas got talent doing the Stones Wild Horses. It gives you chills, if there is a story in life to feel good about it is her’s

  701. Alias September 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    “what’s the point of an extended roster if you let scrubs hit in big spots?”

    Who else would you use? If they brought in Hinske Toronto would just have brought in a lefty.

  702. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    I guess giradi wants to save hinkse for the later innings.

  703. Oscar September 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Hairston being exposed as he gets more playing time

  704. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    :(

  705. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Staten Island wins the NY/Penn League Title. 5-2. Higashioka was 3-4 with an RBI. Zoilo Almonte was 3-4 with a double and 3 RBI. Congrats kids.

  706. Alex September 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    This is why you can never trust the offense in the playoffs. You just never know when they are going to go cold like this.

    Such a frustrating team.

  707. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    do the yankees have one hit since the first inning…really

  708. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Scranton lost 4-1. Nice run, just a game short. Congrats on a fine season.

  709. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    “Susan Boyle is on Americas got talent doing the Stones Wild Horses.”

    Another job Americans won’t do?

  710. Corey September 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Here go the fairweather fans….a “Frustrating team” that has 93 wins with 2 weeks to go….cmon, really

  711. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Just a side note-

    If the Yankees and Red Sox both lose tonight, the magic number still goes DOWN to 11.

  712. Bald Eagle September 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    When this team looks good, they look real good. When they look bad, they look real bad.

    This is looking like that rough stretch we had during interleague.Hope the Angels can hang on, or else we are in trouble.

  713. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Oh, and Sweet Dreams Mary..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fa3h3pnhg8s

  714. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Why not pinch hit Hinske if you’re going to take Hairston out?

  715. Left Side September 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    1-8 with RISP tonight. That’s going to get it done.

    Nice way to head into our last tough stretch of the season.

  716. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    POV – as I pointed out earlier, there is no one way to process what is happening. I think you are someone who tends to be a little less positive or convinced, from your comments that I have read. There are some of us who are pretty much immune to worry or put another way confident enough in what we have seen from this team or what we believe to be the case that we are not concerned at this point.

    It’s all good. I have no fears about the Yankees and I totally believe they have the division sewn up. No amount of skepticism from anyone on this forum will change that. Some people are less convinced and no amount of optimism on the part of people like me will change that.

    So we’ll all do it our own way and do our best to understand the others’ point of view.

  717. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    It was pretty cool watching YES go over all the substitutions and thinking how each and every one of these players has contributed, shown us something (in some cases a lot), etc.

  718. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    you are right alex you can not trust offense in the playoffs..I am more worried about starting pitching….Not comfortable with yankee starting pitching….

  719. Uncle Ellsworth (be nice, until it's not time to be nice) September 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Sox score
    ?

  720. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    If the Yankees and Red Sox both lose tonight, the magic number still goes DOWN to 11.
    ________________________________________________________________
    Ooo Number 11 – I love me some knobbie :)

  721. MG September 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    I hear the GW Bridge has a special deal for groups of bridge jumpers, all of you can get concierge service at a group rate, call 1-800-iam-dumb

  722. Yanks_Fan September 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Hairston is a nice utility man, but not the everyday player they are making him be. That was a bad spot to have him hitting. I think the Yankees need to play with a little more sense of urgency since both Sox and Halos are playing very well.

  723. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    officially their bats are cooling off.
    it might not be a bad thing if they hold on to win the division.

  724. Rams September 16th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Oh well… just have to work harder now, that’s all. Probably have to play that Royals and Tampa series hard if we want to clinch the division or HFA.

    We could have had smooth sailing heading to October. Instead, we’re going to have to fight hard and play our guys into the final weekend. Not good for an older team that could use the rest.

  725. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Alex not to sound concerned which isn’t acceptable to do here, but the offense has been the undoing of the Yanks in the playoff’s this decade sans the Flash Gordon debacle and Mo against the Diamondbacks in that dreaded 9th inning play at second. It’s hard to forget Soriano’s double digit strikeouts and the all to often disappearing act by A Rod in recent years.

  726. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    the yanks are not a frustrating team..they are going through a tough stretch which they were due for…they have not had one since may/april..However, can we really feel comfortable with Aj Burnett and whoever the fourth starter is in a long playoff series….

  727. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Baseball is a frustrating game.

  728. Scorpio September 16th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Very good post, Doreen. On point and not in the least condescending as some other posters are wont to do.

  729. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Will Bruney make a difference for the Yankees in the postseason? Will he even be on the postseason roster?

  730. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Erica, that’s the beauty in having the lead and having the second-place team lose. You still gain a game!

    :)

    Alex, all teams have their offense go cold during the season. It isn’t anything unique to the Yankees.

  731. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    YOUUSSEEEE. Runs please.

  732. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    @Nick in SF -

    Thanks. And, yeah, I think the Rangers’ run is probably done. It’ll be the usual suspects. :)

  733. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Youuuuse!

  734. davidson September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    LAA-7 Sawx-5 bot 7th

  735. Yanks_Fan September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Alex
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm
    This is why you can never trust the offense in the playoffs. You just never know when they are going to go cold like this.
    Such a frustrating team.

    ——–

    Which team? ‘Cause you ain’t describing the Yanks that way.

    How many times have people made the same comment only to have the Yanks come back in the last three innings and eating crow?

    Bridge jumpers

  736. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I would guess Bruney would be on the post season roster…if he is he will most likely be the last man added..

  737. Emo September 16th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Has Girardi ever used Hughes when we were trailing?

    He knows this is a big game too.

  738. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    7-5 Angels

  739. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    this game is far from over…

  740. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Trenton Lare has them no hit through 2 innings with 4 strikeouts. 0-0 score.

  741. Nat September 16th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    It’s not a bad thing if the Sox push us a little… we haven’t been challenged in weeks. It has all been smooth sailing.

    Revving the engine back up might not be a bad thing, just to get them to refocus after coasting for so long.

  742. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    on a postive note…Gaudin pitched decent for a 5th or 6th starter….The “Scrappers” what a great name for a minor league team

  743. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    “I would guess Bruney would be on the post season roster…if he is he will most likely be the last man added..”

    Yeah that’s kind of my thinking as well. His performance as of late certainly doesn’t warrant it – but he has such a high upside if he straightens out that you don’t want to take the chance of not keeping him on the roster.

  744. Arno September 16th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Can we get some heroics… please?

  745. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    The goal is to get into the playoffs. Winning the division and home field advantage are the gravy.

    I think there have been wild card teams that have won the World Series. Maybe? Someone go and check. Maybe in 2004 and 2007?

    The most important thing is to be healthy and pitching well down the stretch. Don’t sweat the small stuff.

  746. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 16th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Woohoo! John Flahrety giving props to the Elmira Pioneers! Too bad they were an affiliate of the Boston Red Sox.

    Someone should ask him (Leiter or Kay) how he got the nickname of Flash while on this team, as he never will tell it due to embarrassment.

  747. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    SUI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  748. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    YES!!!!

  749. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    LETS GET IT GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!11111111111111111

  750. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Matsui is a beast. YAY

  751. Trevor September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    WOOOOO!

  752. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    HA

  753. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Yay Hideki!

  754. Arno September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Arno
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:04 pm
    Can we get some heroics… please?

    —————————-

    Thanks Godzilla! ;)

  755. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    MG
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    this game is far from over…
    ———————————-
    I guess I was right…

  756. pat September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I asked for that his last AB but I’ll take it now.

  757. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Thank you, Matsui. That should chase the whinners away.

  758. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Trisha, thanks for the read on my psycological makeup. Do you charge by the hour or by the visit ;-)

    Been watching the Yanks since 1959, seen it all, the end of the dynasty, the CBS years, the re-emergence of the Yanks under Steinmiller, Reggie, Murcer and dynasty two under Torre. I was in the Loge boxes in 1978 when Chris Chambliss hit his walkoff against the Royals to send us to the WS. I think that gives me a good base for making an evaluation about the team.

    Make a deal with you, you don’t judge me I won’t judge you. Seems like a fair shake.

  759. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I like that Matsui :)

  760. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    oh yeah, another walkoff?

  761. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Yeah, baseball is frustrating game – and that’s what makes it all the more rewarding.

    This team keeps coming back.

  762. Corey September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    This is why you dont complain and whine until the game is over, now you look like a clown

  763. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I was never a matsui fan, but he has had some big hits/homers this year…

  764. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 16th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Arno September 16th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Can we get some heroics… please?

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

    All ya had to do was ask!

  765. davidson September 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I literally said smack him hard Matsui,and oh baby!!

  766. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I am asking this seriously – is there a single Yankee who knows he hit a HR more clearly than Matsui? The only time the guy seemed unsure was in Seattle when Ichiro tried to scale the wall to retrieve his SECOND dinger of the game. Maybe I’m just seeing things.

  767. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Get it crackin, Mo.

    BTW, who else immediately thought of CB’s 7th inning an on OPS post?

  768. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    The goal is to get into the playoffs. Winning the division and home field advantage are the gravy.

    I think there have been wild card teams that have won the World Series. Maybe? Someone go and check. Maybe in 2004 and 2007?
    ****

    It’s happened 4 times.

    The Marlins in 1997 & 2003
    Sox in 2004
    Angels in 2002

  769. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    all of you bridge jumpers have to understand this is a team of seasoned pros who don’t like losing. They have come back all freaking year, why wouldn’t they come back tonight?

  770. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Pete’s right about Matsui; he will be missed when he is gone.

  771. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 16th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    We own the 8th!!!!!

  772. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    how did “flash” get the nickname “flash” is that common knowledge???

  773. Scorpio September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    I thought Matsui was old, slow and washed up?!
    Hail to Godzilla, he’s been a very good DH.

  774. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Matsui ties Baylor for the franchise single season DH HR record, no?

  775. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    As I have said more than once, you must sign Masui for next year.

    Damon is valuable too, but Matsui in the clutch is money nearly every time. More managers fear Matsui with RISP than they do any other Yankee.

    Sign Matsu, then figure out what to do with Damon later.

  776. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Oh- is this why you play the full 9 innings????????

    I thought the Yankees lost this game and Boston won already. I must be confused

  777. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    MG et. al. of the same mind. It is unfortunate that there isn’t a way to convince people that premature worry isn’t good for the heart, overall health, or more-often-than-not, the ability to accurately predict life in general!

    I guess if you own it you can’t give it back. If I’m grateful for anything in life it’s that I was never in that camp.

    :)

  778. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Christina – I meant to tell you I like the screen capture Al Leiter sock pictures on your blog. I was thinking as it was happening and I was laughing that you would have got a kick out of the argyle sock lesson.

  779. marcusk September 16th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Yup! Hideki will be missed!!

  780. marcusk September 16th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Yup! Hideki will be missed!!

  781. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    does downs have a toothache??

  782. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    It really is freaky that we hit so well in the 8th inning

  783. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    How clutch has matsui been this year? Each year he has played he’s hit 2o plus and drieven in 90-100.

  784. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    “BTW, who else immediately thought of CB’s 7th inning an on OPS post?”

    I thought of it in the 7th inning. You can look it up!

  785. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Pep, I have continued to say that I believe Sui would be re-signed. And that was before he went on his tear. I know SJ is convinced otherwise but until I see glossies, as far as I’m concerned it didn’t happen!

  786. tex September 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    3 perfect from kennedy.

  787. Yanks_Fan September 16th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Wooohooo!

  788. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Matsui ties Baylor for the franchise single season DH HR record, no?

    Yes…but that is kind of a strange record…

  789. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    8 is the new 9. Maybe CC Sabathia can start a new tradition and smash a cupcake in the face of the 8th inning hero

  790. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Erica – the OPPC says it all.

  791. CB September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    It’s been often said this year that a big reason why the yankees have such a big home field advantage this year is because of their ability to stack the line up with left handed hitters with the stadium playing short in RF.

    But that’s only one part of it.

    The real key to why the yankees have such a significant advantage at home is that they not only have LH hitters but left handed hitters who are nearly as good against left handed pitching as they are right handed pitching. That rare talent and the fact that they have so many switch hitters is what gives them such a substanstial advantage at home compared to the visiting team.

    Damon, Cano and Matsui are very rare talents. It is not easy to find LH hitters who show almost no platoon split.

    Once again, Matsui shows what a tremendous hitter he is.

  792. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :)
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    MG et. al. of the same mind. It is unfortunate that there isn’t a way to convince people that premature worry isn’t good for the heart, overall health, or more-often-than-not, the ability to accurately predict life in general!

    I guess if you own it you can’t give it back. If I’m grateful for anything in life it’s that I was never in that camp.
    ———————————————

    it so ridiculous, this team has OWNED the late innings all year, even when they’ve been blown out they always seem to score late, there was no reason to believe that the Jays would hold them scoreless for two more innings.

  793. Brian from NJ September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Whoooaa….I got home just in time to turn on the game and see Matsui drill one to tie it up! Not a bad entrance for me!

  794. ryan September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I think I’m starting to get excited about Ian Kennedy again. Maybe he gets a call-up next season, the guy dominates AAA. Really hope he can develop into something with NYY, like Pete said, seems like a very very nice guy.

  795. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Angels have another threat going.

  796. PD September 16th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Matsui would also most probably take a discount to come back. I would give him a 1 year with a team option. He’s not going to “clog up” the DH spot. Matsui is a great everyday DH and will be for the next couple of years. He is not adverse to sitting and getting much more rest than most everyday players. He can rotate and let other guys DH as well. There is no reason not to keep this guy around for a little while longer, he’s not going to demand a long term deal from anyone and he is not going to fall off a cliff injury wise because he is never going to see playing defense again.

    That being said, I knew Downs would blow it, while is career ERA is just around 4 against the Yanks, they hit .300 against him and the Yanks were due to break through. They like lefties. Especially Matsui. Gotta finish this game off with a win.

  797. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    first and third no one out for the angels…

  798. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 16th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Angels are threatening again.

  799. daver September 16th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    A month ago I was thinking…bring back Damon for a year and say goodbye to Matsui. Now I am thinking the opposite. Do you bring Matsui back for 1 yr next year?

  800. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Boston brought in Delcarmen, LA first and third with none out. Now there is one Boston Pitcher you like to see.

  801. BrokenGlass September 16th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    “I thought the Yankees lost this game and Boston won already. I must be confused”

    There’s nothing better than showing up the bridge jumpers, is there? :)

  802. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Odd decision by Sciocia to use Quinlan as a pinch hitter for Guerrero.

  803. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Damn has Matsui-san been disgusting this season. GI Joe sure has used him perfectly. Al also has been dangerous in late innings, that single looks like a single but it might as well have been a HR in that situation.

  804. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Matsui has had an unbelievable year and it always clutch. I don’t see how the Yankees can let him walk if he is amenable to a reasonable contract to end his career in pinstripes.

  805. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Damon, Cano and Matsui are very rare talents. It is not easy to find LH hitters who show almost no platoon split.

    ======

    yeah and combine that with the switch hitting Teix, Posada, Swisher and Cabrera there really is no advantage trying going lefty or righty against any Yankee lineup.

  806. Nat September 16th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Better win it in the 9th… who do we have available in extras?

    Coke/Marte/Hughes/Bruney/MO would have been used
    Ace probably still isin’t available.

    Albaladejo? Towers?

  807. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    I’m with ya on that, Trish.

    I think Girardi, the coaching staff, and Cashman will do a lot of talking about who to sign and who to let go, and I will be very surprised if they let this guy go.

    I know he can’t play the field anymore, and Damon can, but a DH doesn’t need to play the field anyway.

    He reminds me a lot of Bernie in his prime, by the way he comes through in big situations.

  808. Yanks_Fan September 16th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    Oh- is this why you play the full 9 innings????????
    I thought the Yankees lost this game and Boston won already. I must be confused

    ———-

    Bridge jumpers are heart broken

  809. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 16th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Angels have bases loaded and one out.

  810. Scorpio September 16th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Angels looking less stinky against RS right now. Bases juiced 1 out.

  811. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :) September 16th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Here is how you can tell that Juan Rivera will just whack the tar off the ball the rest of the season:

    I dropped him from my fantasy team.

  812. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Matsui sure is making a case for himself as a permanent DH. He has truly taken to that role, unlike Jason Giambi before him.

    I think the Yankees will take their time evaluating what’s available this off-season, and I think both Damon and Matsui are very much in play. Neither is a sure, sure thing, though.

    Unsentimentally, it’s better to let go a year too early than a year too late, but Girardi has shown he can manipulate his players to get them the rest they need and the at-bats they need to be effective. We’ll just have to wait and see.

    A huge factor for both these guys is that they are as known a quantity as you’ll get – both have succeeded in the pressure cooker of NY.

  813. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member who fears no team except the Yankees :)
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    Erica – the OPPC says it all.
    *****

    :-)

    I predicted comeback at 9:39

  814. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Quick, someone make a ‘now AJ gets to feel useful’ joke.

    I will not do it myself.

  815. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Nat
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:15 pm
    Better win it in the 9th… who do we have available in extras?

    Coke/Marte/Hughes/Bruney/MO would have been used
    Ace probably still isin’t available.

    Albaladejo? Towers?
    ———————————
    who do the Jays have in the ‘pen, Zippy the Chimp?

  816. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: Ian Kennedy pitched three perfect innings tonight, striking out six. Now Ian can go to Instructional League and the Arizona Fall League and build up more innings.

    Ian is a good guy and had a potentially dangerous condition. It’s nice to see him back and pitching like he is capable.

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

    I just noticed this now. Nice going Kennedy! Good for him. :)

  817. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon will be back. I am working all of my magic to ensure it

  818. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    I’m not going to say who I want to get pied. We’re all thinking it :)

  819. pat September 16th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Vlad out with a bruised ribcage. Better rest him about a week to be safe. :wink:

  820. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    CB -

    “The real key to why the yankees have such a significant advantage at home is that they not only have LH hitters but left handed hitters who are nearly as good against left handed pitching as they are right handed pitching. That rare talent and the fact that they have so many switch hitters is what gives them such a substanstial advantage at home compared to the visiting team.”
    ===========

    Posada said nearly the same thing after one of the wins – teams can’t load up left handed starters against them any more because of their ability to hit lefties, and their abundance of switch hitters.

    That’s been an achilles heal of past Yankee teams, no longer this year.

  821. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 16th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    # Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 16th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Christina – I meant to tell you I like the screen capture Al Leiter sock pictures on your blog. I was thinking as it was happening and I was laughing that you would have got a kick out of the argyle sock lesson.
    ————–

    awww, thanks, yeah it was great. When I saw it on the jumbo-tron I was confused, but nothing surprises me with Leiter. Figured he was bored and entertaining Kay with a sock puppet.

  822. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Damn rosy cheeks with the bunt….

  823. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Mo is well rested and throwing hard tonight…

  824. jennifer September 16th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    pat LOL

    But last time we faced the Angels they had no Vlad and Torii and they still beat us.

  825. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    LA doesn’t score, back to back K’s with Bases loaded and one out

  826. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Erica – good call!

    :)

    And geeze Louise, as MG pointed out, it isn’t like you’re predicting these things “out of thin air”. I mean there is good reason to believe the Yankees will come back, will take the division, will continue to succeed. My opinion anyway.

  827. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    It’s amazing to me why more rookies don’t bunt off Mariano. That cutter must be murder when seeing it for the first time.

  828. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Not perfect, but better throw to 2nd that time, Mo. :(

  829. pat September 16th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    jennifer

    I’ll take my chances.

  830. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Guerrero was taken out of the Angels game with a chest injury.

  831. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    totally off topic, but during a bench clearing brawl, is it really necessary for the bullpen to come running all the way in

  832. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Mo with a human like throw to 2nd base..Come on Mo!!!

  833. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    POV – you do realize the Angels took the lead and the Yankees tied the score though, right?

    Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.

  834. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    tampa Yanks lead 1-0 in the 4th on a DP grounder to score a run.

  835. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Feeling compelled to say something, the reason I and some here worry is because we are also NY Giant fans. Now that’s a team that always makes it interesting :-)

  836. jennifer September 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    LA doesn’t score, back to back K’s with Bases loaded and one out
    ******

    And people think only the Yankees pull that garbage!

  837. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Kay made a good point about the 2nd base ump being in the way on that throw, Mo is like a 5th infielder out there, that’s probably the worst throw to a base he’s ever made.

  838. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Enough Mitre
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    totally off topic, but during a bench clearing brawl, is it really necessary for the bullpen to come running all the way in
    ****

    LOL. I always think the same thing. Its usually over by the time they get there

  839. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
    never heard that expression..makes you think…

  840. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I want to add my congrats to IPK for a good outing tonight. Great to see. Nice comeback after a scary season for him.

  841. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    pat
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    Vlad out with a bruised ribcage. Better rest him about a week to be safe.

    ————————————————————

    You can’t take chances on that talent. 60 day DL is the safest bet.

  842. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Mama flippin’ mia – the Angels better not give these runs back!

  843. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Enough Mitre
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday.
    never heard that expression..makes you think…
    ****

    Ummm….

    The sun will come out tomorrow
    Bet your bottom that tomorrow
    There’ll be sun :-)

  844. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    >I thought of it in the 7th inning. You can look it up!

    Long distance rationality FTW!

    I have enough difficulty with EST rationality.

  845. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Yes Trisha I am pretty good at reading and I do know all the scores.

  846. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    The Angels are trying to give this game away. They should know by now that you can’t give the Sox an inch at Fenway.

  847. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Mr. Useful…there he is

  848. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I want pie!!!

  849. Bronx Jeers September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Some sweet cutters in that at bat huh?

  850. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Waiting for Gaudin…

    Our Town’s late inning thunder…

    The Pieman Cometh…

  851. Ham Fighters September 16th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    mg i can think of one MUCH worse throw mo made to a base…

  852. MATC September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    walk off time!

  853. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    once again, it was Mo being Mo…

  854. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Kay made a good point about the 2nd base ump being in the way on that throw, Mo is like a 5th infielder out there, that’s probably the worst throw to a base he’s ever made.

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

    Too young to remember the 2001 world series?

  855. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    9th inning is Gardner, Jeter and Cervelli….Maybe Gardner can some how figure out a way to reach base…

  856. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I sure hope Mo doesn’t ever get a cut out there, cause once the umps see that hydraulic fluid the jig is up!

  857. CB September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    “Posada said nearly the same thing after one of the wins – teams can’t load up left handed starters against them any more because of their ability to hit lefties, and their abundance of switch hitters.”

    In general the Yankees can neutralize the other teams LH hitters by throwing CC or Andy or even Coke/Marte in a game in ways in which the other team can’t do nearly as effectively against the Yankees because of their switch hitters and the ability of the LH hitters to hit LH pitching.

    It’s a significant advantage at home.

    There are many stretches of games where the yankees have 7 LH bats in the line up.

    If there weren’t so many switch hitters and LH hitters who excel against LH pitching other teams would throw as many lefties as possible against the yanks.

    That’s especially true in late inning situations. No way this team has the kind of late inning success they’ve had unless they had this tremendous line up flexibility. The other team would bring in one LH pitcher after another from the 6th inning on.

    Under normal circumstances you can’t have a regular lineup that’s going to have 7 LH hitters in it. Too imbalanced. But that’s the best way to take advantage of the way the stadium plays.

    Its a very unique line up.

  858. davidson September 16th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Don’t feel sorry for Btuney,he’ll do fine in the retirement league,aka NL,next year.

    What a breath of fresh air Mo always is to this team.

  859. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:27 pm
    Enough Mitre
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:25 pm
    totally off topic, but during a bench clearing brawl, is it really necessary for the bullpen to come running all the way in
    ****

    LOL. I always think the same thing. Its usually over by the time they get there

    ————————————————————

    Somebody needs to help carry the bodies off of the battfield and pick up the equipment.

  860. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    That was one of Mo’s worst outings of the year

  861. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    The sun will come out tomorrow
    Bet your bottom that tomorrow
    There’ll be sun
    I have heard that one…I really liked the other one

  862. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Please Gardner get on base…

  863. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    When AJ hits your eyes
    with a big whipped cream pie
    That’s Amore

  864. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Yesterday… all my troubles seemed to far away.

  865. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Jim the VT Yankeefan
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm
    MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Kay made a good point about the 2nd base ump being in the way on that throw, Mo is like a 5th infielder out there, that’s probably the worst throw to a base he’s ever made.

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

    Too young to remember the 2001 world series?
    —————————————
    no, had a great meal and a bottle of Silver Oak Cabernet with a very attractive blonde at my golf club during the game, and erased all memories of that game instantly after it was over.

  866. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Somebody needs to help carry the bodies off of the battfield and pick up the equipment.

    another good expression..I like that one too….not sure it will ever apply to a baseball fight though…

  867. jennifer September 16th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    # Jim the VT Yankeefan September 16th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Kay made a good point about the 2nd base ump being in the way on that throw, Mo is like a 5th infielder out there, that’s probably the worst throw to a base he’s ever made.

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

    Too young to remember the 2001 world series?

    ****************

    Apparently they are. :-(

  868. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    When AJ hits your eyes
    with a big whipped cream pie
    That’s Amore

    :grin:

  869. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hope AJ restocked the Readiwhip. Poor Swisher got stuck with shaving cream

  870. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Jeter walk off HR, I’m callin it.

  871. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Damn that was ball 4…

  872. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    wooooooooo BG

  873. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    OH MY

  874. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Dearest Derek Sanderson Jeter,

    We love you. You deserve to get in on all of this walk-off action. Please do it and win this game for us. Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Erica

  875. RalphieD (OPPC) September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    nice gardy!

  876. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I would not bunt…

  877. Nat September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Nice.. time to bunt Jeter. to get Gardner to 2nd

  878. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I wish Cervelli would be the hero…

    it would be worth it to hear him say “Hey AJ, careful! Watch the dreamy eyes!”

  879. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Jeter has to fake a bunt right now

  880. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Jeter is the only regular without a walkoff hit.

  881. Clare September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I predict pitchout

  882. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Jetes better let him steal.

  883. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Please don’t bunt Jeter. Let Gardner try to steal. Cervelli is on deck not a good hitter.

  884. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    wrong Kay – neither has Tex

  885. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 16th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    MG, I need the MIB to erase that from my mind.

  886. Scott September 16th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    We all now what wull happen. Jeter will bunt Gardner to 2nd and he will be stranded there.

  887. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    yikes not a strike

  888. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Gardner has to be on the move here.

  889. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Why does Gardner take forever to steal a base?

  890. RS September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    If Jeter doesn’t get pie, then Tex should. Those are the only two regulars who haven’t had any yet.

  891. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    bad job by Gardenhoser, he needed to read that move and be on 2B

  892. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    hard to steal on 0-2 because of pitchouts…

  893. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    GGBG, I’m happy for him. He’s been playing well since hes rejoined the team. Pie time for derek.

  894. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Yes not close

  895. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    AWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAH!!!!!!

  896. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Come on Base hit Jete!!!

  897. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    finally he read the quick step!

  898. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Brandon Awesome “BECAUSE I’M AWESOME!”
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:36 pm
    bad job by Gardenhoser, he needed to read that move and be on 2B
    ***

    Is that better?

  899. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    steal again..

  900. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    He’s so fast it’s almost impossible to throw him out yet he always wants to pick the perfect pitch.

  901. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    i have never wanted jeter to get a single more…

  902. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Good job by Gardner. Now captain lets get him in…

  903. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Darren oliver???

  904. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Jeter gets pie no matter what.

  905. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Jete :( You need pie man!

  906. James September 16th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Come on Cervy… just a sac fly!

  907. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    dammit! he keeps avoiding the pie!

  908. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Well here comes the infield, I bet they walk bases loaded

  909. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I know it helps, but booooo :)

  910. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Suicide?

  911. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I wish MPB Johnny Damon could pinch hit again :-(

  912. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I hate brett gardner, how come the yankees dont get these type of players..LOL

  913. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    If Gardner had stolen third the Captain would have pie on his face right now

  914. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    now if the pitcher “balks” in the winning run…do you pie the pitcher..

  915. CB September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Posada’s suspension really hurts them here.

  916. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Now Cervelli is up….When was the last time he had an at bat??

  917. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    No pie for the captain.

    :(

    But we have a shot to win it now.

    :)

  918. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Suicide squeeze

  919. Cobb's Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Steal home

  920. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Cervelli is going deep

  921. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Guess not unless unintentional walk

  922. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    lets go lloraras, dreamy eyes

  923. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I’d love to see Gardner wave & jump around and force a balk

  924. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Too bad Hairston batted 2nd today and not Swisher…

  925. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    7-6 angels

  926. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    that was right down the middle

  927. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    CB they would have walked him

  928. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    be still my heart — those eyes are so dreamy ;)

  929. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Has there been a Sacrifice Pie?

  930. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    >now if the pitcher “balks” in the winning run…do you pie the pitcher..

    AJ was foaming at the mouth and had to be restrained from pieing Luis Castillo.

  931. Blackaccord September 16th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    oliver walks alex gonzalez…

  932. Enough Mitre September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    that was a hanger no??

  933. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Damn that was hung

  934. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    BALL GAME!!!

  935. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    THERE IT IS BABY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111111111111111

  936. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Gardner steals second…

    The Captain gets him to third…

    Cervelli wins it!

  937. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    The Cisco kid walks off!

  938. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Yes

  939. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    This kid has magic in his veins

  940. lil' m September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Cisco!!!!

  941. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    DREAMY EYES!

    AJ GET THE PIES!

  942. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    WooHoo!!! Time for some pie….

  943. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    AWWW yay! He’s so excited :)

  944. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    GO BACK TO CANADA!!

    AND DON’T COME BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  945. RS September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Cervelli gets his first walkoff!

  946. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Dreamy eye Pie

  947. Tom in N.J. September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Pie the EYES!

  948. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    That’s the all time record for most walk off wins at home

  949. Mick 42 September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Cisco will strikeout.

    He is NOT a ML hitter. He is an AAA player

  950. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Angel eyes get pie!

  951. Stevie September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    oh Noooooooo!

    those dreamy eyes are about to be pied.

  952. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    What a great spot for the two rookies, Gardner and Cervelli. Congratulations, kids.

  953. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Saucer Eyes, what a gut check

  954. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    He should get rewarded with being allowed to catch 1 of the next 2 games…

  955. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Oh I love those eyes!!!!!

    :)

    Francisco baby. Welcome back!!!

  956. Yanks_Fan September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Cervelli!!!!!! Gardner!!!!!!!!!!! Pie!!!!!!!!

  957. YankeesLuv September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I am so happy for Cervelli!!!! :)

  958. Jonathan September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    CANO RUNS FASTER TO CATCH CERVELLI THEN HE DOES TO BEAT OUT A DOUBLE PLAY!

  959. RS September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    I think that’s the fastest I’ve ever seen Cano run, lol.

  960. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Francisco Cervelli, meet Francis Albert.

  961. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    S.A.–Serenity Now
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    Angel eyes get pie!

    ————————————————————

    Would that make him pie-eyed?

  962. Joe from Long Island September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Yes, Erica this why they play nine innings.

    Cisco looks so happy!

  963. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    YES is getting so much better at the pie-ings

  964. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    That was a good one by AJ :)

  965. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    The rookie!!!!!

  966. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    The rookie!!!!!

  967. Betsy September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    AJ, lol……Frankie with the arms raised, lol

  968. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Cano ran out to the infield faster for the celebration than he does when he hits. He could have 5 more hits if he ran that fast

  969. Yanks_Fan September 16th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Yankees 94, Bridge Jumpers 0!!!!!!!!

  970. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    “He is NOT a ML hitter. He is an AAA player”

    Good call there…

  971. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    Yes, Erica this why they play nine innings.

    Cisco looks so happy!
    ****

    And for the record, this was predicted by me at 9:39!

    Once again proving why you should never doubt Erica :-)

  972. NYY626 September 16th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I never get sick of seeing AJ lurk in the duggout

  973. Psyluk September 16th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Great game. Matsui will be missed next year, although I get the sense that fans may pine to see him back in the pinstripes.

    And let’s hope that AJ can hit the target with more than just pies in his next start.

  974. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    It is funny how much the Angels stink against the Sox. Their pitchers always give it up in the late innings.

  975. Bronx Jeers September 16th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Tonight’s magic number pic:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c....._ap-01.jpg

  976. haiku-man September 16th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Cerevelli,U B Da Man tonight!

    Angels Sawx 7-7

  977. Clark September 16th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    The scrappy, resilient Sucks tie it again

    God this Angels pen is hideous.

  978. The Ghost September 16th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Can the Yankees please go with 3 catchers in the playoffs. Please???? This kid is a good luck charm like Luis Sojo

  979. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Meanwhile, the Angels give back the flippin runs.

    Let’s hope they have some homers in them for the late innings…

  980. Betsy September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    AJ got Frankie good, lol – I love how we get to see AJ sneaking up from the dugout. I hope that’s Redi Whip!

  981. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    The way they chased cervilli was hiliarious.

  982. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Good call by some of the whiners tonight.

    No comeback in them.

    Girardi yelling at them really hurt the team.

    Thank God some of you don’t make a living out of predictions. You would be bankrupt.

  983. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    100 pitches of fun… September 16th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    It is funny how much the Angels stink against the Sox. Their pitchers always give it up in the late innings.

    Wasn’t Oliver the one that Mark crushed that ball off of.

  984. Psyluk September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    The Angels are winning with a bunch of smoke and mirrors. Their hitting is great, but their pitching absolutely stinks, which is a complete reversal of the way they usually do things.

  985. iiicollies September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Gardner and Cervelli – a preview of the future Yankees dominance

  986. PD September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    what a huge distraction yesterday turned out to be right???? Gimme a break… this team is too good and too united to let something to trivial mess up their season… back to the feel good vibes tonight…. Great job by Gardner he created that run… and great job by Cervelli driving him in. Really good win tonight.

  987. Nick in SF September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Bronx Jeers: glad you got that in pending the outcome in Fenway, where the score is tied.

  988. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson) September 16th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Cervelli’s YES on-field post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/157YW7

  989. BG#11 September 16th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    THATS WHY BG#11 SHOULD BE STARTING! BOOM BABY deadly speed and a nice piece of hitting too…CONGRATS TO CISCO THE COUGAR HUNTER

  990. MJR (Shut Up Steve Phillips) September 16th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Why do I feel good about playoffs.

    1. CC
    2. Andy has been rock solid
    3. Hughes is solid setup
    4. Gartner is a new speed threat we haven’t had in years
    5. Jeter is having a monster year and hungry
    6. Tex is Tex
    7. A-Rod will be well rested
    8. Georgie will be well rested
    9. Matsui is has been clucth/hot all year, despite of having only 1 leg
    10. Cano and Melky have been more consistent

  991. Go Yanks September 16th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    GJ Cisco

    How about some props to Gardner –

    singles,
    steals second,
    goes to third on ball hit in front of him
    scores

  992. rconn23 September 16th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Gardner is such a weapon. It’s basically an automatic double when he gets a hit, because you know he’s going to steal second.

  993. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    nice win tonight, sorry bridge jumpers, you are wrong once again.

  994. Laura - It's official - we have to bring Matsui back next year! September 16th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Good win! Glad that we don’t have to play the Jays anymore. I hate that team.

  995. Darrin September 16th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Jeter is waiting for the postseason to get pied.

  996. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 16th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    “Oscar
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    The team is dead, folks. No come back tonight. They seem intent on choking away this division. Losing 4 of 5 on a homestand to the Os and Jays will do that to you.”

    No award for you Oscar.

  997. Psyluk September 16th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I don’t ever remember the Yankees having a player like Gardner to use in the playoffs, someone who you can put on first in a tight game and expect the stolen base. The best thing about that inning was that everyone in the stadium expected Gardner to take off, and he stole the bag anyway. He’s going to be a great asset come the postseason.

  998. haiku-man September 16th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Vlad Gurrero and Matsui Free Agents at seasons end,wow!

  999. PD September 16th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Good Lord people, the Sox and Angels don’t matter. The Yankees continuing to play well is all that matters. They have a big enough lead in both races to just worry about themselves. It’s bad enough YES still has to interrupt the games with that lame graphic updating every single Red Sox game. IT DOESNT MATTER

  1000. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Tampa Yanks have a 4-0 lead going into the bottom of the 5th inning. David Adams is 2-3 with a double and 3 RBI.

    Trenton Lare in 4 innings, 1 hit, 0 runs, 1 walk, 6 strikeouts.

  1001. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    You want the Angels to lose now. Add to the best record lead and reduce the magic number in the same night.

  1002. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Hey, when did the Yankees get Pie? I thought he was with the Orioles.

  1003. MG September 16th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    who cares what happens with the Angels and Sox, as long as the Yankees play their normal brand of baseball no one can catch them. And, if they don’t, they don’t deserve either the division title or best record.

  1004. Carl September 16th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Thanks Pel!

  1005. Arno September 16th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Great win tonight. They looked pretty flat through the first couple of innings but do their thing once again.

  1006. Jeremy September 16th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    The Angels are a complete joke. The only team that can beat the Red Sox are the Yankees.

  1007. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Magic number 11….

    Can it go to 10?????

  1008. CB September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    So the yankees wind up going 7-3 over their past 10 games.

    That would be a .700 winning percentage.

    Which is pretty much the same level they’ve been playing at since the all star break.

    So much for let downs or the team coasting.

  1009. 100 pitches of fun... September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Even when the Angels had a great bullpen with Shields and Krod they wouldn’t be able to close out a win. Shields has something like a 7 era against them. I remember Krod giving up a home run to Ortiz or someone in the play offs.

  1010. Erica - always OPPC September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    new htread :arrow:

  1011. rconn23 September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    They’ve never had a player like Gardner. He can be an incredible weapon off the bench, like Dave Roberts was for the Red Sox in 2004.

    He had Accordo all messed up once he got on base.

  1012. Darrin September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    SJ:

    Don’t worry about the Angels – it’s a pretty good bet they’ll lose tonight (and tomorrow).

  1013. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Psyluk September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    The Angels are winning with a bunch of smoke and mirrors. Their hitting is great, but their pitching absolutely stinks, which is a complete reversal of the way they usually do things.

    No automatic KRod, they played that small ball got the lead and then he came in and it was over. Very similar to Yanks with Mo. LA gave up 7 runs in 3 innings when the game was on the line, what a choke job.

  1014. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Mo’s era is now 1.66, won’t be too long before it’s 0.66.

  1015. SJ44 September 16th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    41 over .500, 7-3 on yhe homestand, and the crybabies were in full force in here until Cervelli’s hit left the infield. Then, poof, they are gone.

    And you wonder why we mock them.

  1016. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    What a great night

    Jerry Reese lands me a dangerous under the radar RB

    Yankees Refuse To Lose

    Yuuuuuuuse, Matsui-san and Al were machines in that 8th

    Dreamy Eyes & Gardenhoser come up in the clutch

    AJ Pie

    Yeh I love this stuff.

  1017. CB September 16th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    “I don’t ever remember the Yankees having a player like Gardner to use in the playoffs, ”

    People (especially Kay…) often bring up Homer Bush as the last time the yankees had a player like gardner on the post season roster.

    Homer Bush was nowhere close to gardner. Not even remotely so.

  1018. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    “Oscar
    September 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    The team is dead, folks. No come back tonight. They seem intent on choking away this division. Losing 4 of 5 on a homestand to the Os and Jays will do that to you.”
    No award for you Oscar.
    ==============

    Oscar, no soup for you!!!

  1019. GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    SJ44
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:46 pm
    Good call by some of the whiners tonight.

    No comeback in them.

    Girardi yelling at them really hurt the team.

    Thank God some of you don’t make a living out of predictions. You would be bankrupt.

    ————————————————————

    That 53-94 record will get the armchair managers fired before the season ends,

  1020. Ham Fighters September 16th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    anybody know if arod is still on the yankees?

  1021. Doreen September 16th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Nice win!!!

    (Understatement) :)

  1022. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    LA has 1st and 3rd two outs, Abreau is up. I bet they bring in Papalbon now.

  1023. S.A.--Serenity Now September 16th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 16th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    S.A.–Serenity Now
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:42 pm
    Angel eyes get pie!

    ————————————————————

    Would that make him pie-eyed?

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

    :lol:

  1024. pat September 16th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Bobbay!

  1025. Bronx Jeers September 16th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Bobby!

  1026. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    God bless Bobby Abreu.

    :(

    I still miss him.

    Angels take the lead.

  1027. haiku-man September 16th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    When Posada got suspended,I knew Cerevelli would be back in the mix,in an important way.The whole pitch staff loves him,as well as the team.He’s Yankee!

    St Louis is already complaining ,about having to play Toronto
    next season.

  1028. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    CB -

    “People (especially Kay…) often bring up Homer Bush as the last time the yankees had a player like gardner on the post season roster.
    Homer Bush was nowhere close to gardner. Not even remotely so.”
    =============

    I think the last one was Mickey Rivers back in 1977.

  1029. daver September 16th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Girardi’s double switch in the line-up with Gardner batting 9th and Cervelli 2nd proved to be a winning formula.

  1030. Benny Blanco September 16th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    8-7 angels

  1031. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 16th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    “anybody know if arod is still on the yankees?”

    you mean the press magnet?, well someone hit that big single in the 8th to pass it to Matsui-san.

  1032. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    This night has not been pleasant for Red Sox fans.

    Do I hear a “ppppsssssssssssssssssssffffffffffff” out of their baloon?

  1033. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Ham Fighters September 16th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    anybody know if arod is still on the yankees?

    He’s obviously got some physical issues which we probably won’t hear about till the end of the season. Mark has pretty much taken over his role this year. I think since he changed his stance that he has been hitting the ball better

  1034. haiku-man September 16th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    8-7 Angels

  1035. Darrin September 16th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Mickey Rivers? How about Rickey Henderson?

  1036. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who is missing the worry gene September 16th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Pov, since I know you can read I won’t bother telling you that the Yankees won and the Angels are leading.

    SJ – I definitely feel your pain…

  1037. Pov September 16th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Hey Trisha give me a break, don’t be a you know what

  1038. Pepitone September 16th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Darrin
    September 16th, 2009 at 10:59 pm
    Mickey Rivers? How about Rickey Henderson?
    =================

    We’re talking about players on the postseason rosters.

  1039. Dave September 16th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    don’t like girardi talking Cervelli down so much… He sounds like Francessa

  1040. john Evans September 16th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    you New Yorkers are saps. MLB is fixing Yankees games and in fact the entire Yankees season to help that white elephant of a stadium and also help a criminal like Bloomberg get re-elected. Enjoy your utterly fixed season.

  1041. Stultus Magnus September 16th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Nice jobs by the umps there in Boston.

    What a joke.

  1042. Blackaccord September 16th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    sox got like 5 outs in that inning… thanks to 1st base ump and home plate ump.. angels got robbed of a win.. no wonder everyone in the angels dugout is mad..

  1043. marcusk September 16th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Nick Green struck out twice. Once on a check swing, that he thought he went around and once on the 3-2 pitch that was at his knees and down the middle. maybe the Umps are scared at Fenways

  1044. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    umps in sox game try their best to make the final series between Yanks and sox meaningful.

  1045. Kevin K. September 16th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Is it just me, or should Juan Rivera have at least made an attempt to dive for that bloop hit that won the game for the Sox?

  1046. JZ September 16th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    john Evans is such an idiot.
    enough said

  1047. john Evans September 16th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    I agree. ALL of major league sports are fixed, even REDSOX games. I know. I played baseball from the time I was 5 and played for 20 years. I played in college. These games are fixed period. ALL of major league sports are fixed. Enjoy the games and the athleticism of the players but stop making such an emotional investment in something that is clearly fixed.

    I KNOW the strike zone well. Every Yankees game in the new stadium in which the Yankees are behind after 6 the strike zone changes utterly. Don’t listen to me just watch objectively. It is a joke as are ALL pro sports.

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