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Game 157: Royals at Yankees (updated with Girardi pre-game audio)

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YANKEES (100-56)
New lineup
Gardner CF
Cabrera LF
Cano 2B
Posada DH
Hinske 3B
Duncan RF
Miranda 1B
Cervelli C
Pena SS

Pitching: RHP Chad Gaudin (1-0, 3.71).

ROYALS (64-92)
Maier LF
Betancourt SS
Butler 1B
Jacobs DH
Callaspo 2B
Teahen RF
Olivo C
Gordon 3B
Anderson CF

Pitching: RHP Luke Hochevar (7-11, 5.98).

TIME/TV: 7:05, YES.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees have clinched all there is to clinch in the regular season. They are the division champs, they have the best record in the league wrapped up and they’ll have the best record in baseball.

SO WHAT IS AT STAKE? For the next seven days the Yankees will work on getting the postseason roster in order. Chad Gaudin, who pitches tonight, could make his way on as a long reliever, emergency starter. Brian Bruney helped himself a lot on Sunday but he needs to stay sharp. They’ll also have to figure out the bench.

RETURN OF ROBERTSON: RHP Dave Robertson has been cleared to pitch and you can expect to see him in the game at some point. He has been out since Sept. 5 with a sore elbow. He has 61 strikeouts in 41 innings and could play a big role in the postseason.

CASHING IN: Andy Pettitte banked an additional $750,000 when he went over the 190-inning mark. He needs 8.2 innings to get to 200 and another $750,000, which won’t be happening.

HIGH WATER: The Yankees are 44 games over .500. They have not been 45 games over since finishing 2002 with a 103-58 record.

ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: Night (live on Dec. 30, 1980) by Bruce Springsteen and the mighty E Street Band.

Back later with more.

UPDATE, 3:58 p.m.: The clubhouse still smells of champagne. … Phil Hughes rocking a porn star mustache these days.

UPDATE, 4:13 p.m.: They are going to wait until tomorrow to pitch Robertson.

UPDATE, 5:27 p.m.: The Yankees do not have to pick a division series until an opponent is decided. But every indication is they’ll choose the longer series that starts Oct. 7 to take advantage of the extra day off. … The team had a late report today and optional batting practice. … The staff will meet tomorrow to discuss the postseason roster. … The players and staff were invited to a celebration reception at NYY Steak tomorrow after the game by the Steinbrenner family. … A.J. Burnett is expected back tomorrow. His father’s surgery went well. … Now the bad news: It just started to rain in the Bronx.

UPDATE, 5:59 p.m.: This is a bad sign. They’re weighing down the tarp with planks of wood. That only happens when there is a storm is on the way. Meanwhile the skies in the south Bronx are darkening.

If you have tickets for tonight’s game, take your time heading out here. I’ll keep you posted right here.

UPDATE, 6:10 p.m.: It is pouring now in the Bronx. The wind also is picking up.

UPDATE, 7:06 p.m.: Lineup change. Damon out, Duncan in. It’s because of the weather.

UPDATE, 7:07 p.m.: The game is officially delayed. We’ll keep you posted.

UPDATE, 8:22 p.m.: Tarp is coming off. Looks like we will have some baseball this evening.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: First pitch at 8:55 p.m. Beats a doubleheader.

UPDATE, 8:59 p.m.: The Yankees’ bench tonight might have a higher payroll than all but a handful of complete teams.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: We’re underway in the Bronx. Props to the Bleacher Creatures for knowing who these guys are. It’s not often you hear the “Juan Miranda” chant.

If you’re expecting blow-by-blow updates … well, I can’t promise that. But we’ll keep you apprised of what is going on here.

UPDATE, 9:33 p.m.: Bored fans doing the wave in a scoreless game in the second inning. This is going to be a long night. My story is done with the exception of the score.

UPDATE, 9:44 p.m.: Here is the audio from Girardi’s pre-game press conference. He talked about the celebration, the postseason roster and a few other topics:

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UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.: The excitement is building here as the Yankees and Royals are tied 2-2 in the sixth inning. In the latest evidence that right field was meant for the Staten Island Little League team, Ramiro Pena jacked one out.

This would be the same Ramiro Pena who had five home runs in 1,518 previous at-bats as professional baseball player.

Here’s my question: If the Yankees win in a walk-off, who administers the pie?

UPDATE, 10:28 p.m.: Shelley Duncan with the RBI single. Yankees lead 3-2. The only thing better would have been had he jacked one out to see who he injured with the forearm smashes.

UPDATE, 10:46 p.m.: That was a “put me on the postseason roster” performance by Chad Gaudin. His line: 6.2 4 2 2 2 5.

UPDATE, 11:00 p.m.: Ramiro Pena is an RBI machine. Yankees lead 4-2.

UPDATE, 11:10 p.m.: Cano with a grand slam. That’ll help the RISP average. Yankees lead 8-2.

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907 Responses to “Game 157: Royals at Yankees (updated with Girardi pre-game audio)”

  1. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    This game should be subtitled “The Hangover” starring Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli and Shelley Duncan.

  2. Steve September 28th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Don’t forget Juan Miranda, Freddy Guzman and Jose Molina playing first base maybe.

  3. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    KC 9/28: Gardner CF, Cabrera RF, Damon LF, Posada DH, Cano 2B, Hinske 3B, Miranda 1B, Cervelli C, Pena SS … Gaudin RHP

  4. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Is Chad Gaudin under contract for next season?

  5. CountryClub September 28th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Great song

  6. 86w183 September 28th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Would be a nice gesture to give Andy the extra $ 750K. Of course it’s easy to spend other people’s money, isn’t it?!

    Robertson would have to pitch three times this week to convince me to put him on the post-season roster. Command has been an issue with him anyway.

    Love the way Bruney threw the ball the other day. If he gets ahead he’s really good but when he falls behind it looks like Jed Lowrie could hit him.

    Saturday in the Bronx was great! It would have been nice to be there for the clincher, but a two-hit shutout with CC dominant and Mariano closing doesn’t suck!

  7. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    Don’t know why they won’t call up AJax so we all could get a look at em for a week. Oh well :(

  8. Backbench September 28th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    The NYYs as a Team may have clinched everything worth clinching, but I would still like to see CC get his 20th win. That would be a career high for him and would set the bar for the CY award.

    While all of the other criteria are important, 20 wins seems to historically be the touchstone for that decision.

  9. CountryClub September 28th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Robertson is the 3rd best short reliever on the team. He’ll be on the ALDS roster if he’s healthy.

  10. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    “Robertson would have to pitch three times this week to convince me to put him on the post-season roster. Command has been an issue with him anyway.”

    Have you been Rip Van Winkle’ing the last 2 months of the season? He is a valuable member of the bullpen who is 100% guaranteed to be on the postseason roster as long as he doesn’t complain about arm pain after his appearances this week.

  11. CountryClub September 28th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Jennifer, is that real lineup? That’s better than I was hoping for.

  12. Bill September 28th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Why are Damon, Cano, and Posada in the lineup?

    Does Joe not want them to be fresh for the platoffs?

  13. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Yes that is real.

    http://twitter.com/AnthonyDiComo

  14. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    rather see this:

    Gardner CF
    Hairston 2B
    Hinske 3B
    Duncan DH
    Miranda 1B
    Cabrera CF
    Guzman RF
    Cervelli C
    Pena SS

    …yeah I know Hairston is still injuried but if they could win that kind of lineup, then there’s no stopping the Yanks. :D

  15. CountryClub September 28th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Bill, there’s a fine line in rest and getting rusty. I imagine you’ll see a makeshift lineup the next few days and then the normal lineup will play in Tampa. Cano deserves 2 days off in a row. He never gets a blow (I understand it’s because he’s so young).

  16. 86w183 September 28th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Shelley Duncan has to be in the lineup.

    CF Gardner
    LF Cabrera
    2B Cano
    DH Posada
    RF Duncan
    3B Hinske
    1B Miranda
    C Cervelli
    SS Pena

  17. MaineYankee September 28th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    From what Giradi said it sounds like it will be towards the end of the week for Hairston.

  18. Paco Dooley September 28th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Poor Andy won’t get his last performance bonus. Have to say, that contract worked out well for both sides. How often does that happen?

  19. Captain October September 28th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Beckett scratched from start in Boston with back spasms. Bowden starting.

  20. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

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  21. pat September 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Spring Training Fort Myers Line-up.

  22. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    86w183,

    Duncan would be better off DHing instead of playing in the field. lol

  23. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Not a good few days for Boston pitchers.

  24. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    “Night (live on Dec. 30, 1980) by Bruce Springsteen and the mighty E Street Band.”

    Isn’t this the song that was quoted recently?

    Is there a girl you’re going home to Pete?

  25. Ed.H September 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Pete,

    Do you start at theGlobe immediately or are you taking a few days to get settled in Boston?

  26. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Beckett was scratched from his start tonight. Anybody know why?

  27. m shirt September 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Is Chad Gaudin under contract for next season?
    ———————-

    Yes. MLBTR has him as a free agent after 2010

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

  28. Joe September 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Wondering why Cano is in the lineup and Posada who has been somewhat hurt recently, cano has played the most games for any Yankee during the season. Oh well.

  29. Awais September 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    is this the 1st time cabera is batting 2nd?

  30. 86w183 September 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Rip van Winkeling? Those three years in eleventh grade sure paid off.

    Just because a guy is medically cleared to pitch doesn’t mean he’ll be sharp. The idea that he is guaranteed a spot as long as he isn’t hurting is preposterous.

    You don’t have to teach me about Robertson. I was defending him when others here were throwing him under the bus. The fact is he averaged 5 walks per nine innings which is too many and he has to show that he’s healthy AND sharp.

  31. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Tom in NJ the reason is said to be mild back spasms re: the Beckett scratch.

  32. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    frankly, Hinske at 3rd is the only weakness (from the defensive side) in that lineup. I think they can win this game. :)

  33. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Thanks Andrew.

  34. randy l. September 28th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    “Let me know when you’re going to post there.”

    maine yankee-

    i’m expecting you to jump right in too.

    both of us have lived in enemy territory for so long we should be able to pull it off.

    i think it’s all about the timing.

    for example, today i wouldn’t talk baseball with any red sox friends i have .

    of course, for some reason, i haven’t seen even one today :)

  35. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Off to the game. Surprised so many regulars, but there will probably be substitutions.

    Bye.

  36. 86w183 September 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Technically, NO Gaudin is not under contract for 2010, but he is under the Yankees control. There’s a difference.

    Yanks also have an option on Mitre for 2010.

  37. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Good line there 86, real clever, a true comedian and scholar.

    Too bad you still are spitting in the face of all logic and pretty much discounting what has previously been reported from the moment he was announced to have felt arm pain: he would rest and then be built back up so as to be ready in time for the postseason. And you provide nothing to show that there is some inkling of truth to what you are talking about.

    But sure, a gold star for being a D-Rob defender when others were ripping him, that gives you some level of authority on the issue.

  38. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    This game should be subtitled “The Hangover” starring Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli and Shelley Duncan
    =============================================
    Shelley wakes up with a missing tooth and married to a hooker (I mean “escort”).

  39. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Mild back spasms for Josh Beckett

  40. Matty Viernes September 28th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Pete, if that’s “Night” from “Nassau Night”, the Crystal Cat Bruce bootleg, it’s 12/31/80, not 12/30. He starts the song by saying, “Ready to ring out 1980?” and has a Christmas song set before they have a countdown and play Auld Lang Syne.

  41. Jim September 28th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    When is Pete’s last day??????

  42. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Well the good thing about this line up is, it’s a great way to audition for some,and chance to be one of the finalist on
    the postseason roster.

    Wouldn’t that be something if they won tonight anyway?

  43. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Well, we certainly have a strong bench tonight! :)

    I think the big intruige for the week will be how much playing time Guzman gets. If they want to have his speed coming off the bench pinch running in the playoffs, you’d think he’d see quite a bit of action,

  44. tex's friend September 28th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Red Sox
    1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF
    2. Dustin Pedroia, 2B
    3. Victor Martinez, C
    4. Kevin Youkilis, 3B
    5. David Ortiz, DH
    6. Jason Bay, LF
    7. J.D. Drew, RF
    8. Casey Kotchman, 1B
    9. Alex Gonzalez, SS

    ___

    According to Boston media this is their give up and rest lineup, roughly the same one we saw all weekend in New York. If their A lineup is their give up lineup too, they are in for a rough series with the Angels.

  45. tex's friend September 28th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    the yankees can and will win tonight, even with this lineup. It isnt that bad of a lineup and all of those guys have major league experience. And it’s the Royals, and a pitcher with an ERA of 6…

  46. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    UPDATE, 3:58 p.m.: The clubhouse still smells of champagne. … Phil Hughes rocking a porn star mustache these days.

  47. NYY626 September 28th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    I am shocked that Melky and Cano are playing!

  48. tex's friend September 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    UPDATE, 3:58 p.m.: The clubhouse still smells of champagne. … Phil Hughes rocking a porn star mustache these days.

    ____

    Do you see him in the bullpen when he is just sitting there? He looks like he is getting some under the bench the way he sits there with the arms behind his head smiling, so why not rock out the porn stache.

  49. MaineYankee September 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    randy

    I’m sure you can handle them on your own but I would do my part to help.

  50. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Nothing worse than the smell of day old booze

  51. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    oh weird – Pete’s Twitter “line up” tweet was the sox line up on boston.com

    the LoHudYankees’s tweet was the Yankee blog post.

    I guess the transition is very much underway

  52. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    The Yankees are still the betting favorites this evening — for entertainment purposes only.

  53. YankeesLuv September 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Wow what a lineup. It really does look like the “hangover” lineup. hehe.

  54. tex's friend September 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Melky and Cano need work. Cano needs to work on hitting with RISP and Melky needs to completely get out of the hitting slump he was in, sana a homerun the other day.

  55. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    I guess the carpet cleaners weren’t there yet. :-) Maybe Thursday.

  56. tony September 28th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    stupid Girardi and his lineups…oh wait

  57. tom September 28th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Speedy outfield

  58. The Ghost September 28th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Obviously financial incentives really motivate Andy Pettitte. If I were Cashman I’d add an addendum to that contract pro tempore post haste.

  59. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I don’t like Phil’s mustache much, but, who cares? :)

    (tex’s friend – a little too graphic and yucky. :? )

  60. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    -4 things I like about Gaudin:

    1.Yankees win games he starts.
    2.He’s very economical with his pitch count early.
    3.He can help in the already strong pen.
    4.Coming from a team with a losing record,and now a shot at postseason pitching in his first possible showing in a WS.
    Translates to he’s motivated

  61. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Phil’s mustache is disgusting……he looks horrible, lol.

  62. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    So this is why the Sox decided to start Lester in Game 1 of the ALDS instead of Beckett – a back injury. Beckett has been pitching crappy since Aug 18th; now we know why.

  63. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Playoff Mustachio?

  64. Darrin September 28th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Hmmm, no Swisher in the lineup – there’s a surprise.

  65. Jeter 2006 September 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Terrible lineup

    Where is A-Rod? Damon? Swisher? Tex?

    Why is Girardi just giving this game up? We’re not going to score runs at all with that lineup and with Gaudin on the mound especially.

    Congrats KC, you get a free win because our manager decided to rest everyone for some reason.

  66. tex's friend September 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Gaudin > Mitre no doubt.

    I hope we see the Joba of friday night the rest of the season and playoffs. I like that Joba.

  67. Noreaster September 28th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    This lineup is our victory ‘formation’. I love the smell of stale champagne in the morning, it smells like…victory!

  68. NYYROC September 28th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Watch, When Phil pitches fans will bring out those fake ‘staches used for Giambi last year. :)

  69. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Here’s hoping the smell of champagne permeates the Yankee clubhouse till Thanksgiving.

  70. tom September 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    I guess We just won’t be able to hear Sterling say “Mark sends A Tex Message”

  71. tex's friend September 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Yeah! Terrible lineup!

    How can Girardi just throw our chance at the season like this?!?!?!

    (eye roll)

  72. Tom September 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    On the iPod: Seether by Veruca Salt

  73. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Jeter 2006
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Terrible lineup

    Where is A-Rod? Damon? Swisher? Tex?
    ****

    These are my favorite posts.

    And FYI- Damon IS in the line up

    Do people complain for the pure sport of complaining?

  74. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Jeter 2006
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Terrible lineup

    Where is A-Rod? Damon? Swisher? Tex?
    ****

    These are my favorite posts.

    And FYI- Damon IS in the line up

    Do people complain for the pure sport of complaining?

  75. TTERBA September 28th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    do you guys really think its a good idea to rest everyone ?? I cant believe what I’m reading… ITS PRETTY SIMPLE THE HOTTEST TEAM WINS IN OCT… you rest everyone and the bats go cold…. Please think people before you write nonsense

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

    Today is a MUST win game :lol:
    (hehehehehehehe.. I really am funny)

  77. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Ledger_Yankees:

    Yankee organizational meeting tomorrow to hash out postseason roster, etc. –Carig

  78. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Yes, giving most of the regulars one night off means that THE YANKEES ARE GOING TO LOOSE IN THE PLAYOFFS!

  79. TubbyNJ September 28th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    I haven’t noticed the mustache – any pics/vids?

  80. Noreaster September 28th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    TTERBA, relax. We have an older lineup that needs a little rest. Trust in Joe to keep people focused. The 1998 team rested and rolled through the playoffs…

  81. Noreaster September 28th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Remember last year when we were trotting out all those crappy starters? This year has been FUN!

  82. TTERBA September 28th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Noreaster – This isnt the 98 team… lets not get carried away… I agree with resting some of the guys but if you see this type of lineup the rest of the way… Thats not a good thing…team loses focus… THIS IS TEAM IS NOT PLAYOFF TESTED LIKE THE 98 team…

  83. Dirk from Rockland September 28th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Couldn’t Andy’s post-season innings be included in the performance bonuses?

  84. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    Today is a MUST win game
    (hehehehehehehe.. I really am funny)

    Hey Erica, How was AC?

  85. Jeter's Edge - Pete, we need registered names and an edit button! September 28th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    “tony
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    stupid Girardi and his lineups…oh wait”

    HAHA nice!

  86. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    TTERBA
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    Noreaster – This isnt the 98 team… lets not get carried away… I agree with resting some of the guys but if you see this type of lineup the rest of the way… Thats not a good thing…team loses focus… THIS IS TEAM IS NOT PLAYOFF TESTED LIKE THE 98 team…
    ****

    Is resting the regulars in one game a week and a half before the playoffs starts really that big of a deal and going to kill the momentum of the entire season?

  87. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    Today is a MUST win game
    (hehehehehehehe.. I really am funny)

    Hey Erica, How was AC?
    ****

    Pretty awesome. Sadly, I lost money and will not be buying a LoHud luxary box for the playoffs. But I had a great time anyway :-)

  88. Darrin September 28th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    LOL – some of these posts have to be intentionally funny.

    It’s ONE game. You think Girardi’s gonna send this lineup out every single day for the rest of the season? No.

    Are these the same people who look at a spring training lineup and write, “OMG – what is Girardi doing??!!? He is giving the game away!!!!”

    These guys have been busting their butts for months – give them a day of rest. Enjoy this no stress week — it’ll be the only one of the season.

  89. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Now this would be a great week for GTLU….

    If Beckett’s problem persists (and who really knows with Lester until he starts pitching) that could be a quick series with LAA

  90. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Pretty awesome. Sadly, I lost money and will not be buying a LoHud luxary box for the playoffs. But I had a great time anyway

    I’ll drop a quarter in your yankee soup cup

  91. NYY626 September 28th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Poeple are only joking with the complaints right? Sarcasm is hard to detect over the internet, but I think most are jokes.

    I think its funny that Joe gave most of the Vets the day off. Perhaps they partied harder then we thought( I mean did you see that video of Tex? lol). Anyway, I am sure most guys will be back in tomorrow. He’s not going to sit everyone for a week. I’m confident Joe knows what he’s doing when it comes to giving players proper rest time. Although I would like to see Jeter’s reactions on the bench if he had to sit for a week. ( Michael Kay points this out incessantly whenever Jete DH’s: he doesn’t know what to do with himself when he’s not out on the field.)

  92. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the manager of the 100 win Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees knows which lineup is best for his team.

  93. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Jerkface
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Pretty awesome. Sadly, I lost money and will not be buying a LoHud luxary box for the playoffs. But I had a great time anyway

    I’ll drop a quarter in your yankee soup cup
    ****

    Much appreciated. I do accept donations to the “Erica is returning to Atlantic City October 17th for a rematch” fund

  94. Noreaster September 28th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    TT, Yep not 98…but the best team we’ve had since 99. We finally are entering the post season without the bullpen being burned out (Thank you JoeG!). That was always the secret. Starters to keep it close or better, a pen to hold them in place and then letting out lineup destroy the underbelly of the the other team’s bullpen…

  95. Inside Source September 28th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    //Beckett was scratched from his start tonight. Anybody know why?//

    Yup. They giving him extra rest so he can dominate the Yankees in the playoffs along with Knee-Caps Lester!!!!!

    Two Number Ones on staff sure can’t hurt! Too bad you only have one. :(

  96. Johnny D. September 28th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    YAYYYYY! I love these interim games.

  97. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Who gets to manage the team in Tampa this weekend? I would like to see Swisher calling the shots, just for comedic value more than anything else.

  98. S.A.--Is it October yet? September 28th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    UPDATE, 3:58 p.m.: The clubhouse still smells of champagne. … Phil Hughes rocking a porn star mustache these days.

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

    Not a fan of the ‘stache on young Youuuuuuse, but whatever. As long as he likes it. :P

  99. TTERBA September 28th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    This team is gonna go right into a series with either Detroit or Minni who will be battling to the end… watch out if the bats are ice cold from collecting dust…trust in TTERBA

  100. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:32 pm
    Who gets to manage the team in Tampa this weekend? I would like to see Swisher calling the shots, just for comedic value more than anything else.
    ****
    That was a Torre tradition. Girardi might now keep it alive

  101. vin September 28th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I love the sight of the split squad lineup. Reminds me of spring.

  102. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    It’s a shame Texas blew their game yesterday. The Sux would be sweatin wicked hahd if the lead was down to 5 and Beckett was out. It doesnt matter that much. The Angels are gonna run the Sux out of the playoffs.

  103. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    “trust in TTERBA”

    Sorry, I trust in Joe Girardi more.

  104. TTERBA September 28th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Look guys you just dont want Eric Hinske out there everyday… Rest some guys sure… but lose the vibe – bad…remember 2006 anyone ?

  105. vin September 28th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    One of the many nice things about resting so many regulars tonight is that they can play tomorrow and either rest again on Wednesday or Friday. That would give them tonight (as a hang over day) and a two day break combined with Thursday’s off day. Then I would expect all of the regulars to each get into two games in Tampa to stay sharp.

  106. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Amazing that people are still whining about Cabrera. He’s hitting .273 with 13 homers, 67 RBI, 63 runs scored and 10 steals…..out of the 8-9 spots. He plays an exceptionally good center field along with the other two spots , he gets his walks and doesn’t strike out much, and he’s hit when it means something. If Gardner could do that, he’d be playing full time.

  107. XLK September 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Hopefully tonight we will see Kennedy, Melancon and Dunn pitch.

  108. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    lol at Francesa trippin out over some golf

  109. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    I think the Sox are covering up something with Beckett. Because Lester is the game 1 starter and Beckett has not been pitching that good of late.

  110. pat September 28th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Next time Mama Hughes calls to tell Phil to sit up straight in the bullpen she should tell him to shave the ‘stache too.

  111. TheCro September 28th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    With Pete Abe’s departure imminent, I just wanted to formally say, once again: “Thanks – for everything”!

  112. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    TTERBA, can you do a breakdown on the Yankees’ lineups for the final 6 games of the 1996-2007 seasons and give a correlation with the results in the first playoff series?

  113. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 28th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Today would be IPK’s 5th day, so it would make sense for him to pitch, either tonight or tomorrow if they are looking to get him work here in the last week.

  114. NYY626 September 28th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I keep getting these Boston line-up related twitter messages from Pete, so weird :(

    As for the mustache, I am definitly not a fan! Phil is adorable and that look does not work on him.

    Cute story: I went to the game on Saturday and during BP I was in the stands in RF directly behind Joba and Phil. They were out there catching fly balls and basically were in charge of shouting “heads up” to all the fans whenever a ball went into the stands. At one point Bruney put his glove down, and Phil grabbed it and acted like he was going to throw it into the seats. Bruney ran after him. I found it amusing :)

  115. Darrin September 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Don’t hate on Eric Hinske – he is the very reason the Yankees will be in the WS this year (see: 2007 Red Sox and 2008 Rays).

    I can’t IMAGINE that the Yankees will have cold bats this year. It’s hard to believe that the Yanks have not won a postseasons series since the 2004 ALDS.

  116. Chambliss September 28th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Must win tonight for the Yankees…NOT!!! :)

    Too bad that Texas collapsed so badly.

    Good luck Pete.

  117. you gotta have fath (waiting for #27) September 28th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    lol im loving the lineup, should be a very interesting game.

  118. Frank September 28th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    IZ GIRARDI TRYING TO LOSE THIS GAME. THIS IZ THE WERST LINEUP EVER!!!!1111!!1!!!

  119. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    This’ll be fun tonight – no pressure.

    Will check in on DET-MIN as well.

  120. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    so francessa spends half the day talking about golf and has barely mentioned the little thing about the yankees clinching the division and home-field. nice

  121. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I’m fairly certain the next and only time we see the “A” line- up is on Friday when CC goes for number 20. Maybe for a half day on Sunday.

  122. XLK September 28th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Ham Fighters
    September 28th, 2009 at 4:54 pm
    so francessa spends half the day talking about golf and has barely mentioned the little thing about the yankees clinching the division and home-field. nice

    ——————————————-

    He hasn’t talked much yankees since they swept the red sox in august. There is not much for him to complain about. He likes talking about the yankees whenever Joba pitches bad though.

  123. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Carl September 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    lol at Francesa trippin out over some golf

    *********8

    Someone needs to tell him to take a chill pill. The Yankees clinched yesterday, Jets and Giants are a combined 6-0 and he is talking golf?! And blowing a gasket over it. Geez the guy has some serious issues.

  124. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    XLK

    I firmly believe he isn’t a Yankee fan.

  125. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Why is it now that every time a person grows a mustache that it gets the extra adjective of “porn”?

    There are plenty of people who wear a mustache and all types of styles. While they aren’t as popular as they had been in the 70′s, they are usually better looking than some of the goatees that are being worn by so many people.

  126. jpb1973 September 28th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Here’s an interesting tid bit:

    Josh Beckett has been scratched from tonight’s start becaus of back spasms. Hmmmmmmmm……

    http://www.nesn.com/2009/09/jo.....start.html

  127. Vrsce September 28th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    In a world of a million sport blogs, Peter Abraham founded the Lohud Yankees Blog.

    It has become the definitive Yankees blog and one of the best, perhaps the best sports blog on the net. This is Pete’s accomplishment and his legacy.

    Well done, thanks, it is our responsibility to maintain the high standards that have been this blog’s hallmark during Pete’s tenure.

  128. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Girardi will give them rest but he will make sure that they are ready for postseason play. Girardi is not going to let them take a vacation. This team will be ready to go and will win in the postseason.

  129. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    “Beckett was scratched from his start tonight. Anybody know why?”

    He hurt his back when he bent in half with his head in his hands after the last pitch of last night’s game. He was so inconsolable he had to be carried from the dugout in a stretcher with the attendants giving him smelling salts. Though the back is better, it is still spasming today.

    :)

    “I’m gonna go out on a limb and say the manager of the 100 win Eastern Division Champion New York Yankees knows which lineup is best for his team.”

    I went out on that limb from day one of the season! Ha ha ha.

  130. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Nothing wrong with Beckett. The Red Sox are just resting the regulars. Francona’s gonna screw up and rest the sox right out of the playoffs.

  131. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    beckett has mild back strain, no big deal, and lester apparently felt no pain throwing long toss this afternoon.

  132. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Why are they waiting until tomorrow to pitch Robertson? Was there a set-back?

  133. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Beckett is a real prince.

    Pete’s gonna have to live with Mr. Surly

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2kN0ZI5EqPA

  134. Zach S. September 28th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    What, no Swisher in the line up? ;)

  135. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “Nothing wrong with Beckett. The Red Sox are just resting the regulars. Francona’s gonna screw up and rest the sox right out of the playoffs.”

    And were that to happen, he would rest himself right out of a job. I can only hope that he does it, for the better good of course.

  136. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Lester is the ace for the Red Sox now. The Red Sox said that Lester is the Game 1 starter in the ALDS. I think Beckett has some sort of injury because he has not been pitching well for a while and now this.

  137. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Is Pete going to be doing the “Extra Bases” blog?

    Not much commenting going on there.

    I know the Globe is a bigger paper than The Journal News (of which I have yet to see an actual copy of) but there’s no way that blog has more readers than this one.

    I guess that’s why Pete was brought in.

    You gotta dead blog on your hands? Peter Abe is your man!

  138. NYY626 September 28th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Trisha – you definitly get the award for having the most aggression towards the sox ;)!

    Just out of curiosity – have you even been to a yankee/sox game at Fenway? Any fun stories to share?

  139. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Lester felt fine during long toss.

    Let’s see when he really has to push off/land on that leg

  140. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    GreenBeret7
    September 28th, 2009 at 5:06 pm
    Nothing wrong with Beckett. The Red Sox are just resting the regulars. Francona’s gonna screw up and rest the sox right out of the playoffs.

    GB,the Sox are going with their best lineup tonight. Varitek sits and Kotchman plays 1st.

  141. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    man, the sox bridgejumpers really went off on that blog (extra bases) under the post ‘sox shrug off celebration’ makes our jumpers look really meek by comparison

  142. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Bronx Jeers -

    Not only does Pete have a dead blog at the Globe, he’ll have nothing to do after the Sox get swept by the Angels.

    Maybe that’s why he took the job, he wanted to spend october and november following Springsteen around the country, instead of the Yankees.

  143. Pov September 28th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    What a lousy lineup, feel sorry for the people who payed good money for advance sale tickets to see a spring training lineup. Maybe the sitting regulars will sign some autographs.

  144. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I don’t get that about Robertson either…….not a good sign. What, he’s going to have many 2 outings to prep him for the post-season? I’m sure not going to count on him to do much……….

  145. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I don’t get that about Robertson either…….not a good sign. What, he’s going to have many 2 outings to prep him for the post-season? I’m sure not going to count on him to do much……….

    He threw a bullpen on saturday and was fine, they are just giving him rest. He can pitch tomorrow, then go back to back on friday and saturday, and then have a break for the ALDS.

    Calm down.

  146. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Jerkface, that’s your opinion that Robertson can go back to back after only one relief outing. Sorry, at best he’ll go into the post-season off of 2 or 3 outings……and he’s supposed to be trusted in a big spot? I don’t see it…….as it is, I have my doubts about him.

  147. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    jerkface -

    The only thing is they had pretty much announced that Robertson would pitch on Monday. So it sends a bit of a red flag (at least until further information) if they’re holding him back until tomorrow.

  148. Former Box 607 September 28th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    I’ve been to Fenway once. David Wells first start in 1998 after his Perfect game. Sat on the third base side about 20 rows up from the dugout. Wells went a few perfect innings and the Yankees won the game. Wore my Yankees cap and even got a “Lets go Yankees” chant going. I don’t think the vitriolic hatred was there in 1998 like it appears to be now. Then again, that was when the Sox expected to lose to the Yankees at Fenway.

  149. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    He only missed 3 weeks. Its not like he forgot how to pitch.

  150. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    The only thing is they had pretty much announced that Robertson would pitch on Monday. So it sends a bit of a red flag (at least until further information) if they’re holding him back until tomorrow.

    It was speculated that he might pitch monday, I don’t recall girardi saying monday or cash. He threw a bullpen on saturday and Ken Rosenthal reported that he would throw tuesday. I think that was probably the plan.

    I guess I am just more optimistic than any of yous.

  151. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    jerkface -

    Of course he didn’t forget how to pitch. The question is did he show up with any soreness today?

    If he’s healthy, I think he’ll be fine. It’s the health issue that I am curious about.

  152. Trevor (Super Mario) September 28th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Robertson is fine.

  153. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    jerkface -

    I didn’t hear Rosenthal’s report; only the Monday availability/probability report.

  154. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    THe fact that Rosenthal reported it ON saturday during the game made me think it is the plan more than any speculated monday appearance.

  155. Pov September 28th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    I hope Joe plays these games to win and just doesn’t go into cruise control for the next week. I don’t want to hear this well you know the Yankees stopped playing after the Boston series crap.

  156. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    The soreness is an issue and the sharpness….I’d rather see Ace in the 7th than Robertson….

  157. Enough Youk September 28th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “What a lousy lineup, feel sorry for the people who payed good money for advance sale tickets to see a spring training lineup. Maybe the sitting regulars will sign some autographs.”

    I mean I am glad they clinched, but if you were going to the game tonight and bought tickets like 2 months ago..That line-up will be tough to watch…

  158. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    There were multiple reports and quotes from the Yankees that Robertso was going to pitch Monday…………

  159. vin September 28th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    “You gotta dead blog on your hands? Peter Abe is your man!”

    He’s like The Wolf from Pulp Fiction.

  160. Enough Youk September 28th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    I hate the Red Sox, but I can not see the angels beating them….they never do…The angels bullpen is awful..

  161. Pov September 28th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Enough Youk September 28th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “What a lousy lineup, feel sorry for the people who payed good money for advance sale tickets to see a spring training lineup. Maybe the sitting regulars will sign some autographs.”

    I mean I am glad they clinched, but if you were going to the game tonight and bought tickets like 2 months ago..That line-up will be tough to watch…

    I see them play every year at Hammond Field in Spring training against the Twins. My buddy and I always joke about what 5 guys will showup this year. Usually leave after the 6th inning as the lowest number in the outfield is 95.

  162. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Great news about AJs dad!

  163. Bill from NJ September 28th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Is Duncan on double secret probation or something?

  164. vin September 28th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    “There were multiple reports and quotes from the Yankees that Robertso was going to pitch Monday…………”

    Originally, it was Monday, but I believe Girardi said yesterday that he was probably going to wait until Tuesday. I’m certain that the Yanks clinching played an important part in that decision. If the magic # was 1, then he would be used today if the needed presented itself.

  165. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I just searched one of those article spider things on Robertson and all they said was “it is reported that Robertson will be available to pitch out of the pen monday” alternatively the Times and NJ Ledger reported ‘early next week’

    Thus I think this is a manufactured controversy and I won’t suffer any elipses worrywartness

  166. Pov September 28th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Did I miss the mail note or the meeting? Is Robertson getting ready for Cooperstown? Why so much concern about a back bencher.

  167. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    awww, great news about AJ’s dad. Let’s hope Mr. Burnett experiences no setbacks……..

  168. Trevor (Super Mario) September 28th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Sweeny Murti said earlier on wfan they where just giving Robertson an extra day. Calm down.

  169. Pov September 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Bill from NJ September 28th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Is Duncan on double secret probation or something?

    Doesn’t seem to be much of a future here for him. He would be better served trying to get onto a lower division club where he can play.

  170. Ed in Oregon September 28th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Petey….. You’re gonna be missed – you have the best updates. Many many lame blogs out there without much direction/info. Hopefully Sammy is up to the challenge. Good luck to you.

  171. vin September 28th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    “I hate the Red Sox, but I can not see the angels beating them….they never do…The angels bullpen is awful..”

    It should be an interesting series. Both teams are more flawed than they’ve been in quite some time.

    Boston:
    Incosistent offense (especially on the road)
    Question marks for their 3&4 starters
    Suseptible to basestealing

    Anaheim:
    Weak starting pitching (1-4)
    No Scot Shields
    Vlad never seems to hit in the playoffs.

    I can see Anaheim winning the series. Boston will be throwing Dice K and Buccholz at home. If one of them gets knocked around, then the Sox’s biggest advantage (Fenway) will have been neutralized.

  172. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I’m really not worried about Robertson being sore – I believe him when he says he’s fine. I’m concerned about him not being sharp for the playoffs given how few outings he will have.

  173. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    I’m really not worried about Robertson being sore – I believe him when he says he’s fine. I’m concerned about him not being sharp for the playoffs given how few outings he will have.

    Relievers don’t need to pitch like 10 times to be ‘sharp’, they just need to get some regular work. If Robertson can get in 3 games I think he will be fine. And technically, he already has 1 because he threw to Miranda and Duncan on saturday for 25 pitches

  174. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    what kind of foolish line up is that?

    the line up should read as follows:

    J Molina CF
    J Molina RF
    J Molina LF
    J Molina DH
    J Molina 2B
    J Molina 3B
    J Molina 1B
    J Molina C
    J Molina SS

  175. jpb1973 September 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Roberston is probably hung over…thats why they are pushing him back to tomorrow. :lol:

  176. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    im not pulling for either the socks or angels, just like im not rooting for the twins or tigers, to do so is just asking for it. but i am pulling for the twins-tigers to go down to a monday playoff and mess up either team’s rotation, ditto for socks-angels, i just want to see it go 7 (with some extra innings thrown in)

  177. Peter Abraham September 28th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Some of you people are like bitter old women sitting around a nursing home complaining just to complain.

    Robertson was fine. He had a long, game-condition workout on Saturday so they decided to give him an extra day of rest. He’s fine. Calm down.

    As for the lineup, anybody who complains about a team with 100 wins resting its regulars a day after clinching all there is to clinch really need to get a life. That’s pathetic.

  178. JasonR September 28th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    It’s pretty jarring to get Boston.com updates from Pete’s Twitter. On the plus side I’m pretty sure those are going to slow down by mid-October.

  179. AndrewYF September 28th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Beckett scratched from tonight’s start with back spasms.

    He just can’t stay healthy, can he? I think you have to consider Beckett a greater injury risk than Burnett at this point. Pretty funny.

  180. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    sorry of course i meant i want socks-angels to go 5 (although 7 would work for me!)

  181. pat September 28th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    “Doesn’t seem to be much of a future here for him. He would be better served trying to get onto a lower division club where he can play.”

    They took him off the 40 man earlier this year so he was able to sign with whoever he wanted. Guess teams weren’t lining up to have Shelly play for them because he accepted an assignment to Scranton.

  182. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Bill from NJ September 28th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Is Duncan on double secret probation or something?
    =======================================

    Shelley is toooooo good. Girardi wants to give KC some hope. If he puts Shelley in the lineup, the Royals could forfeit. They know Shelley is a threat to hit 4 homer and drive in 11 runs.

  183. Coach6423 September 28th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Glad to see Betsy is already getting herself worked up into a nervous fit for the post season…

  184. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    AndrewYF
    Last Year he had the oblique issue and was horrible during the postseason. Now he has back issues whcih might explain the bad pitching of late. And I can’t believe that people said that Beckett was a better pitcher than Sabathia. Beckett is just a good pitcher who pitches good in the postseason when healthy like Schilling.

  185. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    “Trisha – you definitly get the award for having the most aggression towards the sox ! ”

    I am honored!!!

    “Just out of curiosity – have you even been to a yankee/sox game at Fenway? Any fun stories to share?”

    Oh yeah I’ve been. I went to the May series when Duque and Irabu were playing for the Yanks and went to all three games. I went decked out in my Yankee gear and readily played the part of the hated Yankee fan. I got pretty good seats for the series so wasn’t anywhere near the bleachers. My ex and I were together at the time and I know he wasn’t totally comfortable about my bravada. In fact he kind of pretended we weren’t together in case of confrontation! :) One of the things I remember most about that series was getting into a T shoutout with some male Sux fans after the game since I injected myself into a discussion about which shortstop was better – Nomar or Jeter. It turned into a pretty funny thing though. I think it is because I am female, not very tall, and looking kind of cute with my Yankee cap turned with the brim toward the back (I did that because it was really warm and I was sweating.) Also, those days the Yankees were really considered the bomb and I probably took advantage of that fact. I mean the Sux were truly in the mode of feeling that could never really beat the Yanks when it counted.

    Another “memorable” game was Andy’s final game at fenway before he left for the Astros. It was an amazing game and he was facing Pedro. I had gotten tickets for my brother, sister, and brother’s son. At the time he was a Yanks fan and so he and I sat together and Paul and Gayle sat together. The seats were near each other but not in the same row. They were also behind home plate so I was in definite Sux territory. Well I cheered my brains out, apparently too loudly for the man in front of me, who told me at the end of the game that he hadn’t paid $200 for his ticket to have me screaming in his ear the whole game. It really did set me back a little and got me to wondering whose rules applied in those situations. I paid the same for my ticket. Is there a rule against shouting for your team even if it’s not at your team’s stadium?

    Well something happened last year that brought the whole thing full circle for me. I went to the last game of the season and was sitting in the bleachers. There was a group there who had gotten tickets for the game – they were at a convention in the City – and one of the group was an avid Orioles fan. She had come in full regalia and was SCREAMING at the top of her lungs every time someone from the Orioles did anything at all. I wanted to murder her because she was so obnoxious! All of a sudden I had a flashback of me at fenway. Yikes.

    I’d be really interested to know how people feel about fan rooting and the situation I just described. I will tell you though that at the end of the game at fenway, I did have some Yankee fans come over to me and say “good job, good for you”. I wish they had been more vocal during the game, however.

    Having nothing to do with the team rivalry I can tell you that I think fenway is probably the most hideous park I’ve ever been to. Some people love it. I think it is crowded and atrocious.

    If I can hunt down my “Michael and Aunty” picture from fenway I will. It was a lovely day and the Yanks won a great game!

    :)

  186. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    “Some of you people are like bitter old women sitting around a nursing home complaining just to complain.”

    Well…..That’s just sexist. :wink:

    And you better check that attitude at the door when you report up to Beantown buster. You ain’t gonna get a million comments with that kind of talk. :lol:

    Still, with those words I’m reminded of a certain faux marine biologist.

    “The blog was angry that day my friends. Like an old man trying to return soup in a deli.”

  187. Former Box 607 September 28th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Pete:

    The best was the people that complained that Damon, Cano, Posada and Melky shouldn’t be in the lineup. Posada and Damon didn’t play yesterday. And as for Cano and Melky, maybe it Girardi’s way of saying you guys were a little to happy to be spraying as much champagne as you did, get in there and show me why we believe in you. (Plus they all get another off day on Thursday).

  188. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    “As for the lineup, anybody who complains about a team with 100 wins resting its regulars a day after clinching all there is to clinch really need to get a life. That’s pathetic.”

    Good God I couldn’t agree more. Do these people have any functioning happy cells???

    By the way, I have no problem whatsoever with that lineup. In fact I think that lineup could beat most any team during the regular season. They are Yankees for a reason. Everyone in that lineup has had at least several shining moment for the New York Yankees (well not sure about Miranda.) We’re not talking about a postseason roster here. Grow up!

  189. Maverick September 28th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Pete A.

    Any thoughts on why Duncan is not playing?

  190. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Duncan’s future is in AAA. The only way Duncan survives on a major league roster is with a team completely devoid of offense…..KC (possibly), Washington (possibly, Pittsburgh (possibly). He screwed up his chances of having value years ago by not learning how to catch and call a decent game. His talents consists of one thing….hitting home runs in the minors. He’s a defensive butcher, can’t hit a breaking ball, has no speed and can’t hit major league pitching at all. It’s sad when Jose Molina is a better hitter than you.

  191. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Digya know New York has two baseball teams? Apparently there’s a called the Mets that plays in Queens. Isn’t that weird — never heard of them.

  192. Max W September 28th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    hey pete,

    as we are approaching your final day, i’m feeling a bit sour. with that being said, i hope you enjoy the following article (note the boston globe reference):

    http://blog.newsweek.com/blogs.....e-way.aspx

    best,
    max

  193. Peter Abraham September 28th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Do I have any thought on why Shelley is not playing?

    No, can’t say that I do.

  194. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Good news about AJ’s dad.

    We just had a downpour here in central NJ, after a beautiful day of sunshine.

  195. Seven September 28th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Melky and Cano are young kids there really is no reason for them to need a long rest unless they are hurt. Posada didn’t play since friday and he is the dh today. Damon had an off day yesterday.

    The yanks have an off day on thursday and have two off days after the last game of the regular season before the playoff starts. Girardi still needs to keep his players sharp. The guys that can probably use a little extra rest are A-Rod because of his hip, Matsui with his knees. And the older players like Jeter and Mariano.

  196. Dave September 28th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I’m no meteorologist, but a quick check at accuweather.com shows a system moving right towards the NYC area. It doesn’t seem to be particularly large in size though. The hour-by-hour forecast says thunderstorms at 7 – then partially cloudy – then more storms at 9 – and then just partially cloudy again for the rest of the night. It doesn’t seem unreasonable to think we’ll have baseball tonight, but what do I know..

  197. Bronx Born September 28th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Pete,

    Thanks for the incredible job you did here. You provided and excellent forum, responded to fans better than any other reporter out there and wrote great articles to boot. We will miss you.

  198. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Has it ever occured to anyone that maybe Shelly Duncan is really just not that good???

    He is not a kid. Plays no real position. And if it wasn’t for one September when he happened to hit a lot of homeruns many people out there would probably be screaming he should immediately be DFAed

  199. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    OMG

    I am watching Paula Deen & Albert Pujols and his wife are on as guest chefs! :)

  200. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    Has it ever occured to anyone that maybe Shelly Duncan is really just not that good???

    He is not a kid. Plays no real position. And if it wasn’t for one September when he happened to hit a lot of homeruns many people out there would probably be screaming he should immediately be DFAed.

    that’s about right.

  201. no.27 September 28th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    I was looking at Posada’s numbers, and his 22 home runs probably don’t stand out that much in this lineup, but when you look at the fact that he’s only had 371 at bats this year, he’s right up there with Teixeira and A-Rod as far as at bats/home runs. A-Rod leads the team with 15.4 at bats per HR, Teixeira is 2nd at 15.7 and Jorge is 3rd with 16.9. He’s really had a great come back year after his shoulder surgery.

  202. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    no offense, but it has always occurred to me that shelley duncan is not very good. alot of yankees fans have had some kind of mental block against seeing the obvious since he first came up. i hope for him that some mlb team desparate for power gives him a shot but hes a wasted roster spot for the yankees.

  203. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Some type of Monsoon in Mid town

  204. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Meanwhile- much earlier today I asked who wanted to play “Guess the Postseason Roster”.

    No one does apparently. I am taking roster submissions until 7pm. List 25 players who you think will be ont he Yankee roster for the first round. People who have the most players right wins.

    All I ask is that you actually list them. Such as:
    1)Derek Jeter
    2)Alex Rodriguez
    3)Mark Teixeira

  205. Seven September 28th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    no.27
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    I was looking at Posada’s numbers, and his 22 home runs probably don’t stand out that much in this lineup, but when you look at the fact that he’s only had 371 at bats this year, he’s right up there with Teixeira and A-Rod as far as at bats/home runs. A-Rod leads the team with 15.4 at bats per HR, Teixeira is 2nd at 15.7 and Jorge is 3rd with 16.9. He’s really had a great come back year after his shoulder surgery.

    ———————————————

    Yeah Posada had a great year. Maybe him missing all that time in may was acutally a good thing and kept him stronger and more fresh when he did play.

  206. Peter Abraham September 28th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Thanks, Bronx Born. I appreciate that.

  207. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    NYY626 – Aunty and Michael at fenway. Notice the grim expression on the face of the man two rows behind. He is either disgusted that the Yankees won or wanting to kill me for cheering so loudly – or maybe a combination.

    http://images40.fotki.com/v124.....trish2.jpg

  208. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Pete, as you prepare to depart the blog that made you famous and move from the New York metropolitan area to someplace in greater Boston, can you opine on the ramifications of batting Johnny Damon 3rd in the order instead of his usual 2nd and Cervelli and Pena 8th and 9th rather than 9th and 8th?

  209. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:17 pm
    Some type of Monsoon in Mid town
    ****

    No rain here on Long Island.

  210. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Erica, do we know the deadline for the postseason roster to be submitted? Maybe it would make more sense to give a deadline closer to that date? (and if you have the energy, you might want to do it series by series since they can change between each series). Someone might have a spectacular week and make a real case for himself to be on the roster where people might be on the fence about the person as of today.

    Just a thought.

  211. Sports Geek September 28th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    @Green Beret “… about Cabrera. He’s hitting .273 with 13 homers, 67 RBI, 63 runs scored and 10 steals… he gets his walks and doesn’t strike out much … If Gardner could do that, he’d be playing full time.”

    Cabrera & Gardner are about even offensively. Their rate stats are very similar- for some stats Cabrera is higher, for other stats Gardner is:
    .. OBP: .335 and .350 .. Gardner
    .. SLG: .419 and .392 .. Cabrera
    .. OPS: .753 and .742 .. Cabrera
    .. R/PA: .121 and .165 .. Gardner
    .. RBI/PA: .127 and .086 .. Cabrera
    .. SB: 10 and 24 .. Gardner

    Cabrera leads on most of the counting stats simply because he has more PA’s. If they had the same number of PA’s, you’d see the same sort of back-and-forth results- Gardner wins on Runs, Cabrera on RBIs, Gardner on SB’s, Cabrera on HR’s.

    Fielding
    Fielding Pct: Cabrera .990 vs Gardner .989
    Range Factor/9: .231 vs. .270

    Slight edge to Gardner there.

  212. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    1)cc
    2)aj
    3)pettitte
    4)joba
    5)goudan
    6)kennedy
    7)bruney
    8)mitre
    9)aceves
    10)phil
    11)mariano
    12)coke
    13)jeter
    14)damon
    15)teixeira
    16)arod
    17)matsui
    18)posada
    19)swisher
    20)cano
    21)melky
    22)gardner
    23)molina
    24)hairston
    25)hinske

  213. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Erica, aside from the usual Nazi reasons, why not give people until the end of the regular season (or a day before) to guess the postseason roster? Things could happen between now and then.

  214. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Sorry E, I just noticed that you did say the first round.

  215. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:22 pm
    Erica, do we know the deadline for the postseason roster to be submitted? Maybe it would make more sense to give a deadline closer to that date? (and if you have the energy, you might want to do it series by series since they can change between each series). Someone might have a spectacular week and make a real case for himself to be on the roster where people might be on the fence about the person as of today.

    Just a thought.
    ****

    1) I don’t think a really amazing week can make that much of a difference in whether a player with no real proven success should be on something so important like the postseason roster
    2) I think its more fun if you do it in advance because then its a real prediction
    3) I have time now

  216. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    NYY626 – Aunty and Michael at fenway. Notice the grim expression on the face of the man two rows behind. He is either disgusted that the Yankees won or wanting to kill me for cheering so loudly – or maybe a combination.

    http://images40.fotki.com/v124…..trish2.jpg
    ================================

    Aww, Trisha that’s cute, you’re missing your front tooth.

  217. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Erica, no prob. I think it’s really cool that you’re willing to do it. I’m just thinking that with the hubub of this weekend and all of the intensity of clinching people probably are still coming down from their highs and haven’t had a chance to think about that. Maybe if you wait another day you’ll get more business. But I respect you doing it whatever way you want to. It is your gig after all.

    :)

  218. Ed in Oregon September 28th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I think we need to cut Shelley some slack, for 2 reasons he was ILB MVP… Which is not chopped liver… anyone else here have that on their resume ? Or something similar?? He is what he is…. AAAA.

    Besides his dad is a pitching guru…. 16 wins from Joel Pinero???? Ryan Franklin a closer in the MLB… Are you kidding ?????? There should be some type of investigation… I would love it if his dad came to work for the Yanks. One can only imagine!

  219. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Peter,

    I’m just wonder, what does the press do during a rain delay?

    I mean your stuck up there in the press box, with nothing to do. Do you guys play cards, video games, scan for porn on the internet? What?

  220. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    its probably more likely that robertson will be on the roster than kennedy but i figured that that would be the most common guess so i went with kennedy as a wild card. theres really not much to guess about, i think guessing the alds roster is alot easier than guessing the daily lineup

  221. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    1 Jeter
    2 Damon
    3 Tex
    4 Alex
    5 Matsui
    6 Cano
    7 Melky
    8 Gardner
    9 Posada
    10 Molina
    11 Swisher
    12 Hinski
    13 Hairston

    14 CC
    15 Andy
    16 AJ
    17 Joba
    18 Gaudan

    19 Mo
    20 Hughes
    21 Ace
    22 Coke
    23 Marte
    24 Bruney
    25 Robertson

  222. crawdaddy September 28th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Wow, I feel sorry for people that spent their hard-earned money to attend tonight’s game and are left with a lineup full of scrubs.

  223. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    “Aww, Trisha that’s cute, you’re missing your front tooth.”

    :D

    My brothers and sisters do goof on me for being so short so I could see one of them saying the same thing!

  224. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Here’s my prediction:

    1. Jeter
    2. Teixeira
    3. Cano
    4. A-Rod
    5. Posada
    6. Molina
    7. GGBG
    8. Damon
    9. Swisher
    10. Melky
    11. Pena
    12. Sabathia
    13. Pettitte
    14. Burnett
    15. Joba
    16. Hughes
    17. Bruney
    18. Rivera
    19. Coke
    20. Gaudin
    21. Aceves
    22. Marte
    23. Matsui
    24. Hairston
    25. Kennedy

  225. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    so we’re supposed to think shelley duncan is better than he is because his father is a successful pitching coach? or should we think less of him b/c his brother is a washout with the cardinals?

    aaaa is nice and i like shelley, but this is the yankees and this is professional baseball and you dont get bonus points because joel pinero pitched well for your father’s team.

  226. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Hey Pete,

    I just wanted to say thanks for the hard work on this blog. We really appreciate it and we’ll miss you. I’m sure a few of us might even venture into enemy territory to look at your work over there. :-)

  227. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    “no offense, but…”

    My favorite thing said on the internet. Always said before something potentially offense as a sort of advance disclaimer. :-P

  228. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Pete’s second last day. :(

  229. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    so it pretty much comes down to hinske or pena and kennedy or robertson i think

  230. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    by no offense i mean to say that i like shelley and i mean him no insult, he seems to be a nice guy and i wish him well, i just dont think hes good enough to be on the yankees.

  231. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    The closer Erica’s deadline to Joe’s Deadline the easier it becomes to guess = less fun.

    How is Hairston? How is Robertson? This is where the guessing comes in.
    I’m just following orders.

  232. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Oh, I forgot to say that I had to go into a sporting goods store this morning right after it opened. They already had the division champs hats and t-shirts set up for sale.

  233. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Angel, sucks doesn’t it.

  234. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    The closer Erica’s deadline to Joe’s Deadline the easier it becomes to guess = less fun.

    How is Hairston? How is Robertson? This is where the guessing comes in.
    I’m just following orders.
    ****

    Thanks Uncle E

    And I revise my earlier statement. It is now hardcore raining on Long Island

  235. BJK September 28th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    While we’re waiting to see if this game survives the weather, I thought I’d share a quick story:

    My father made a $100 bet with a Red Sox fan at the beginning of the season over who would win the season series between the Yanks and Sox.

    After the Red Sox took an 8-0 lead, the Red Sox fan mercifully offered to end the bet right there and give my father half his money back.

    My dad refused. Now, I’m an optimistic fan, but I told him there was a difference between optimism and being delusional. To win the bet, they’d have to sweep every game the rest of the season. But my father insisted they would at least split the series.

    Going into this weekend, the Yankees needed to sweep to save my father $100. Again, the Sox fan gave him an out, but instead he bet another $20 on top that the Yankees would sweep.

    Instead of being down $50, he’s up $20. More important than that to him, he kept his pride as a fan.

    Moral of the story to apply for the upcoming post-season: never give up on our team. Even if we come out the gate 0-2, this team has proven it can do anything.

    This has been a shout-out to my father, who after 32 years is still teaching me how to be a Yankee fan.

  236. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    What is Joe’s deadline – meaning what, not when?

  237. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    I know Ham, I’m just teasing you, hence my stuck out tongue after it.

  238. Quikksand September 28th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    We can still take 2 out of 3 from the Roayls with that lineup.

    GO YANKEES!

  239. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    BJK, really nice story.

    :)

  240. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    it rained really hard in philly for about 15 minutes, then turned to drizzle and now its stopped. the radar indicates that this is the same system you are experiencing in the nyc area now. id say there will be baseball tonight.

  241. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    BJK-that’s a great story…

  242. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Would they even bother rescheduling a rain out now?

    This game has no consequence for either team

  243. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:38 pm
    What is Joe’s deadline – meaning what, not when?

    Joe/Cash/theYanks deadline for setting the roster

  244. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    If I had tickets to this game i would not be dissappointed at all to see these “scrubs”

  245. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    YES pre-game Clubhouse Report with Bob Lorenz and Kim Jones:

    http://bit.ly/4xuqJd

  246. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    *indignant stomp*

    It has consequences!! Dire consequences!!

    My 105 game win prediction is at stake!! LOL

  247. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    Would they even bother rescheduling a rain out now?

    This game has no consequence for either team

    Lord I hope not.
    Not to worry

    I trust Ham Fighters’ meteoralogical skills
    Play ball

  248. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Well, so far I have postseason roster guesses for

    Ham Fighers
    Uncle E
    And myself :-)

    No one else wants to play?

  249. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Some people are looking for things to worry about. One caller to Francesca sounded like he was going to cry because he doesn’t think the Yankees will have such a strong home field advantage in the playoffs due to not enough teachers, plumbers and blue collar workers in the seats.

    Weather wise, man is it nasty looking on LI – it almost looks like it’s tornado weather.

  250. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 28th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    NYY626 – Aunty and Michael at fenway. Notice the grim expression on the face of the man two rows behind. He is either disgusted that the Yankees won or wanting to kill me for cheering so loudly – or maybe a combination.

    http://images40.fotki.com/v124…..trish2.jpg
    _________________________________________________________________
    Cute pic Trisha! I’m happy to know that you shout like crazy in Fenway ( I do the same. I’m a pretty calm person by nature but when it comes to baseball I can get pretty loud). Have you read Confessions of a She-fan? The part when Jane goes finally went crazy in Fenway after trying to hide her yankee-fandom cracked me up.

  251. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    i have another ‘no offense but…’ i think they have to let johnny damon go. his game has fallen so far over the last 2 1/2 years and continues to deteriorate. he has gone from being a good CF to a terrible LF (borderline unplayable) in that time and his baserunning skills are almost totally gone. his offense had kept up, mostly because he came up with a YS homerun swing which basically works for offspeed pitches, but now he’s losing that stroke, probably b/c the league has figured out not to throw him offspeed stuff he can pull. he’s been an excellent yankee and a tremendous human being, i’ve been a huge fan ever since i saw him come up in kansas city, and as for the 4 year contract that everyone at the time said was way too long, well johnny has earned every cent of it and more, but…the deterioration of his game now is pretty constant and obvious and i dont think you can risk paying what he will be getting with his offensive stats and get your money’s worth out of him, especially with posada, jeter and arod needing some time at dh.

    love ya johnny but for the yankees its time to move on.

  252. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Any room for another postseason roster prediction?

  253. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    One caller to Francesca sounded like he was going to cry because he doesn’t think the Yankees will have such a strong home field advantage in the playoffs due to not enough teachers, plumbers and blue collar workers in the seats.

    *********************************************

    Wow. For real?

  254. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Ham Fighters-

    Don’t make me sad

  255. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Oh no.. not another one, Ham… That’s one that is bound to offend for sure, lol! *waits*

    I’m thinking I might have to disagree with that particular one, for starters, lol.

  256. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Valerie G.
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    Any room for another postseason roster prediction?
    ****

    I am acceptiong Postseason Roster Guesses until 7pm

  257. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    “One caller to Francesca sounded like he was going to cry because he doesn’t think the Yankees will have such a strong home field advantage in the playoffs due to not enough teachers, plumbers and blue collar workers in the seats.”

    oh please, gimme a break!

  258. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Erica -

    I’ll play! :)

    1) CC Sabathia
    2) Andy Pettitte
    3) AJ Burnett
    4) Joba Chamberlain
    5) Alfredo Aceves
    6) Phil Hughes
    7) Mariano Rivera
    8) Phil Coke
    9) Damaso Marte
    10) Brian Bruney
    11) Dave Robertson

    12) Mark Teixeira
    13) Robinson Cano
    14) Derek Jeter
    15) Alex Rodriguez
    16) Jorge Posada
    17) Johnny Damon
    18) Melky Cabrera
    19) Nick Swisher

    20) Jose Molina
    21) Brett Gardner
    22) Jerry Hairston
    23) Guzman
    24) Ramiro Pena
    25) Eric Hinske

  259. Maverick September 28th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Sorry guys, the wink didn’t go through on my post (LOL). It wasn’t meant to be a serious question, I was just pulling Pete’s leg right after his post.

    Actually, I am resting by a stream in N. Calif while flyfishing. Posting on my IPhone. Shows just how dedicated (obsessed?) I am at reading Pete’s posts everyday. I have already emailed him as too how he has meant to us all, and how much he will be missed. Cheers, all.

  260. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Pete,

    The rain is your fault. It’s raining in the Bronx cuz yer leavin us.

  261. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Duh. Sorry Uncle E. I’m thinking Joe from LI.

    :)

  262. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Bummer Erica. Any extensions granted?

  263. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I went to one the Detroit losses in ’06 (day game)
    atmospere was not very playoff like.

  264. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    Bummer Erica. Any extensions granted?
    ****

    Go for it- its not 7 yet :-)

  265. Jones September 28th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    This is great, the Yankees clinched, & the Giants are now
    3-0. Could it be any better than this?…. Yes it can.

  266. Drive 4-5 September 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Erica,

    Can I save typing and posting space and just tell you my list would match Doreens?

  267. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Erica –

    1. Tex
    2. Cano
    2. Jetes
    4. Alex
    5. Jorge
    6. Melky
    7. GGBG
    8. Damon
    9. Swish
    10. Andy
    11. CC
    12. AJ
    13. Joba
    14. Youuuuseee
    15. Mo
    16. Coke
    17. Robertson
    18. Bruney
    19. Matsui
    20. Aceves
    21. Hairston
    22. Molina
    23. Gaudin
    24. Pena
    25. Hinske

  268. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Reminiscing a bit. I believe this was the first post that I read here. I thought it was pretty funny. Others? not so much.

    Anyway, I think I’ve come in here everyday since.

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200...../#comments

  269. barbados September 28th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    1. Sabbathia
    2. Burnett
    3. Pettitte
    4. Rivera
    5. Hughes
    6. Aceves
    7. Robertson
    8. Coke
    9. Marte
    10.Chamberlain
    11.Gaudin
    12.Posada
    13.Teixera
    14.Cano
    15.Jeter
    16.A rod
    17.Damon
    18.Swisher
    19.Melky
    20.Gardner
    21.Matsui
    22.Molina
    23.Hinske
    24.Hairston
    25.Guzman

  270. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    doreen, no matsui?

  271. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    My thesis is due in 2 hours… I dont have time right now to think of the roster til I get it done, hopefully around 9. Just stopped on here really quick..

  272. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    OMG -

    How COULD I FORGET MATSUI???????

    Oh, well. I lost. I’m not good at this stuff, am I? :lol:

  273. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Erica:

    “Cause I can’t type that fast (and I’m lazy), put me down the same as NYY626

  274. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Drive 4-5
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    Erica,

    Can I save typing and posting space and just tell you my list would match Doreens?
    ****

    OKay :-)

  275. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Ok. Here is my prediction:

    1. Jeter
    2. AROD
    3. Tex
    4. Swisher
    5. Matsui
    6. Melky
    7. Gardner
    8. Robby
    9. Damon
    10. Posada
    11. Molina
    12. Burnett
    13. Sabathia
    14. Mo
    15. Hughes
    16. Pettitte
    17. Gaudin
    18. Cervelli (maybe I’m crazy)
    19. Coke
    20. Joba
    21. Bruney
    22. Marte
    23. Aceves
    24. Kennedy
    25. Hairston

    I know I missed someone obvious but I have 4 minutes to get this in, so… :-)

  276. 213 Area Code September 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    If I missed an earlier comment on this, I apologize, but I really want to know: How is our man Sachin doing at Fenway?

  277. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Christina-

    You have been granted an extension to post at 9pm.
    (And people say I am a Nazi)

  278. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Hamfighters -

    I was being so methodical. I counted the eight position players, but forgot the DH. I double checked before I pushed “submit.” And I love Hideki. That’s why I never played GTLU. :(

  279. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    L to the 2nd
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    Erica:

    “Cause I can’t type that fast (and I’m lazy), put me down the same as NYY626
    ***

    Yes sir :-)

  280. Trevor (Super Mario) September 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    What purpose does Hinkse serve in the playoffs? No one will be pinch hit for.
    I would lean towards and extra pitcher or go with Cervelli. In case Posada is pinch ran for.

  281. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    I should have done it by lineup instead of going “around the horn.”

  282. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Doreen
    September 28th, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    Hamfighters -

    I was being so methodical. I counted the eight position players, but forgot the DH. I double checked before I pushed “submit.” And I love Hideki. That’s why I never played GTLU.
    ****

    Its okay Doreen. Matsui is #23 on my list cause I almost forgot him too

  283. Ed in Oregon September 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Erica

    1. Tex
    2. Robbie
    3. Capt Jetes
    4. Arod
    5. Johnny
    6. Melky
    7. Swish
    8. Jorge
    9. Matsui
    10. CC
    11 AJ
    12 AP Andy Pettite
    13.Joba
    14. Ace
    15. Phil
    16. Mo
    17. Bruney
    18 Coke
    19. Marte
    20. Robertson
    21. Gardy
    22. Hairston
    23. Molina
    24. Pena
    25. Hinske

  284. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    OMG, I forgot Duncan. I don’t know if he will be on the roster or not, but I forgot him :-(

  285. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus September 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Are we playing guess the postseason roster?

    1) Jeter
    2) Damon
    3) Teixeira
    4) A-Rod
    5) Matsui
    6) Posada
    7) Canó
    8) Swisher
    9) Cabrera

    10) Sabathia
    11) Burnett
    12) Pettitte
    13) Chamberlain
    14) Gaudin

    15) Gardner
    16) Hairston
    17) Hinske
    18) Molina
    19) Peña

    20) Rivera
    21) Hughes
    22) Coke
    23) Aceves
    24) Marte
    25) Robertson

  286. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Drive 4-5

    NOOOO!

    You don’t want to match mine. I missed Matsui!!!!!

  287. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Angel, yep………..I mean, obviously his point was that the regular fans will be priced out of the playoffs by big wigs and other such corporate entities (which Mike sort of agreed with him on, saying that the playoff crowd will not be the same as the regular season crowd). Either way, I don’t think the Yankees will be affected by it…..but I hope that that is not the case.

    Pel, thanks for the pre-game audio!

  288. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Thanks Erica :) Ok back to business! Just counting down the months… 3 till this nonsense of grad school is all over..

  289. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Doreen I was trying to figure out How you got Guzman and Pena in.

    You should revise it – Erica won’t go gestapo on you

  290. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Erica -

    Can I revise?

  291. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    thats why i always do the lineup , then the rotation, then the bp then the bench, but as you can see on my guess, i left coke off (he’s behind mo) otherwise i didnt forget anyone

  292. barbados September 28th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Lots of people are forgetting one obvious player in the alds roster game.

  293. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    Doreen I was trying to figure out How you got Guzman and Pena in.

    You should revise it – Erica won’t go gestapo on you
    ****

    Well, now you are giving me lots of credit.

    To go gestapo or not go gestapo…. that is the question

  294. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “Going Gestapo”

    Is that like going commando?

  295. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Doreen
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:01 pm
    Erica -

    Can I revise?
    *****

    If I allow you to revise it will invalidate Drive 4-5s submission. Drive 4-5, do you want Doreen to revise?

  296. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Erica -

    MY GTPSR fate lies within your hands. :lol:

  297. Jenna September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Is it too late to submit my roster? If not here’s mine:

    Jeter
    Damon
    Tex
    A-Rod
    Matsui
    Posada
    Swisher
    Cano
    Cabrera

    Gardner
    Molina
    Hariston
    Hinkse

    CC
    AJ
    Andy
    Joba
    Gaudin

    Aceves
    Marte
    Roberston
    Bruney
    Coke
    Hughes
    Rivera

  298. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Can anybody in New York tell me how the weather looks?

  299. vin September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    pitchers:
    1 CC
    2 AJ
    3 Pettitte
    4 Joba
    5 Mo
    6 Hughes
    7 Marte
    8 Coke
    9 Robertson
    10 Aceves

    position players:
    11 Jeter
    12 Damon
    13 Tex
    14 Alex
    15 Matsui
    16 Posada
    17 Cano
    18 Swisher
    19 Melky
    20 Molina
    21 Gardner
    22 Hairston
    23 Hinske
    24 Fast Freddy Guzman

    25 Cervelli ????

    The final spot will either go to Bruney, Gaudin, or Cervelli. If I have to choose today, I’ll say Cervelli. I think the Tigers’ offense will require only 10 pitchers. Plus in the Verlander/Jackson games, runs will probably be at a premium.

  300. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    How sad……the woman who inspired the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has died at age 46…….wow, way too young to go.

  301. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Isn’t that a little like bigotry in reverse though? I mean I get what point he’s trying to make…but he’s almost saying that people who aren’t blue collar workers can’t be as good fans as those who are.

    I’m not a blue collar worker and I think I’m a pretty loyal passionate fan.. and I’d say that goes for a lot of on here who aren’t. I can’t imagine calling into talk radio and saying something like that, but I guess thats what talk radio is about more or less these days.

  302. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Rebecca

    Pena instead of Bruney good call.
    Not sure about Hinske myself

  303. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I wouldn’t have asked, but Uncle E told me to do it. :lol:

  304. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    damn rain delay in detroit too!

  305. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I picked Hinske for his good omen quality.

  306. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    NYY626 – I hadn’t read the book because it always bothered me that she actually “divorced” the Yankees. I cannot imagine doing that so I didn’t consider her a true fan and didn’t want to read the book. But it might be worth it just for that part!!! Think I will now.

    :)

    And I am going to celebrate this postseason by keeping that picture as my link.

  307. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 28th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Erica:
    if you post it, they will come

  308. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    They’ll play tonight..this is supposed to pass within the next hour or two.

  309. ejd September 28th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Update please,Pete!

  310. JC September 28th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “This game should be subtitled “The Hangover” starring Ramiro Pena, Francisco Cervelli and Shelley Duncan.”

    haha. I like it.

  311. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    It just finished a second round of rain here in central NJ. The skies are still dark, but I think they’re supposed to be almost dark at 7 p.m, right? :)

  312. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Doreen-

    I have made my official decision. You may revise.

    However, Drive 4-5 is stuck with your original submissions because he didn’t bother looking at yours before agreeing

  313. Sports Geek September 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    @Erica at 6:18 pm

    I posted an ALDS roster over on another thread (the thread where you first sought people to post their guess).

  314. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Roster deadline extended due to rain delay?

    Revisions accepted?

    Guard dogs leashed or unleashed?

    Decisions, decisions.

  315. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    i love tony pena, a very underrated resource for the yankees. its on coincidence that jorge’s throwing out runners has improved so much in the past few years.

  316. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Angel, yes it is reverse discrimination…….maybe he was thinking of earlier in the season, but for the last part of the season, YS has rocked. I do think the crowd for playoff games is, unfortunately, taken up by folks who really aren’t fans…..I don’t mean because they aren’t blue collar workers, but because many of those folks don’t care about the Yankees and just want to be seen. It’s what happens at the Super Bowl….

  317. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Holy schmoly!!!!! Pittsburgh beat the Dodgers 11-1!!!

    :)

    Sorry I’ve moved on and like the current Joe better!

  318. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    “How sad……the woman who inspired the song Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds has died at age 46…….wow, way too young to go.”

    I always Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds was inspired from Timothy Leary.

  319. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Good, glad to see Damon out……..we just can’t take any chances……

  320. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:06 pm
    NYY626 – I hadn’t read the book because it always bothered me that she actually “divorced” the Yankees. I cannot imagine doing that so I didn’t consider her a true fan and didn’t want to read the book. But it might be worth it just for that part!!! Think I will now.

    *****

    I read the book. I loved it. And I understand why she would want to divorce the Yankees. Sometimes they are hard to watch when you know they should be playing better. 2007 was a very rough season.

    Personally, I admit it. At the end of last August I broke up with the Yankees myself. I was very mad and hurt by them. We took a break and it lasted about a week. By the time the season ended I realized the 2008 Yankees had their shortcomings, but I loved them anyway

  321. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Okay here I go, with full names as instructed…

    1. Johnny Damon
    2. Derek Jeter
    3. Mark Teixeira
    4. Alex Rodriguez
    5. Hideki Matsui
    6. Nick Swisher
    7. Robinson Cano
    8. Melky Cabrera
    9. Jorge Posada
    10. Jose Molina
    11. Eric Hinske
    12. Jerry Hairston Jr.
    13. Brett Gardiner
    14. CC Sabathia
    15. AJ Burnett
    16. Andy Pettitte
    17. Mariano Rivera
    18. Phil Hughes
    19. Phil Coke
    20. Alfredo Aceves
    21. Damaso Marte
    22. Dave Robertson
    23. Brian Bruney
    24. Joba Chamberlain
    25. Freddy Guzman

  322. vin September 28th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Glad to see the Royals mailing in the rest of the season… or is that their normal lineup? Butler is a beast though.

  323. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Erica -

    I thank you for your graciousness. My revision:

    1) CC Sabathia
    2) Andy Pettitte
    3) AJ Burnett
    4) Joba Chamberlain
    5) Alfredo Aceves
    6) Phil Hughes
    7) Mariano Rivera
    8- Phil Coke
    9) Damaso Marte
    10) Brian Bruney
    11) Dave Robertson
    12) Mark Teixeira
    13) Robinson Cano
    14) Derek Jeter
    15) Alex Rodriguez
    16) Jorge Posada
    17) Johnny Damon
    18) Melky Cabrera
    19) Nick Swisher
    20) Jose Molina
    21) Brett Gardner
    22) Jerry Hairston
    23) Guzman
    24) Hideki Matsui
    25) Eric Hinske

  324. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Sports Geek
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    @Erica at 6:18 pm

    I posted an ALDS roster over on another thread (the thread where you first sought people to post their guess).
    ****

    Thanks for the heads up. I missed it

  325. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    over/under on the # of people actually sitting in the stadium at the mets-nats game?

    ill go with 3300

  326. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    http://www.spinner.com/2009/09.....?icid=main|main|dl1|link3|http%3A%2F%2Fwww.spinner.com%2F2009%2F09%2F28%2Fwoman-who-inspired-lucy-in-the-sky-with-diamonds-dies-at-46%2F

    Here’s the link about Lucy ……she met Julian Lennon in nursery school. He drew a picture of her with diamonds in the sky, and the rest is history. Recently he was supporting her while she was ill – how wonderful. Julian Lennon seems like a good guy……

  327. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Thanks to all that played “Guess the Post Season Roster”. I am no longer allowing submissions (exception- Christina)

  328. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Awww Erica, I understand I guess. It’s just that I’ve never broken up with them ever. I am loyal to a fault.

  329. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    It’s a good book Trisha. I understood the point she was making once I read the book – I wasn’t sure I’d like it when I first started reading it. I think by end of the book and her journey following the Yankees she came to understand a different kinds of fandom and embraced some it herself.

  330. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    “UPDATE, 7:06 p.m.: Lineup change. Damon out, Duncan in. It’s because of the weather.”

    Erica must have been calling Girardi’s private cell again.
    “I don’t want my PB getting sick in this weather!”

  331. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Angel-

    I love how you listed Johnny first :-)

    Btw- did you ever get my facebook e-mail?

  332. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    LoHud blog complaints got Damon out of the lineup and Duncan in. Nice going. No wonder a certain someone is being a Nazi!

  333. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    And Uncle E -

    Thank you for encouraging me to ask for permission to revise. :lol:

  334. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I do think the crowd for playoff games is, unfortunately, taken up by folks who really aren’t fans…..I don’t mean because they aren’t blue collar workers, but because many of those folks don’t care about the Yankees and just want to be seen.

    **********************************

    Yeah. Or can’t afford the prices they demand for playoff games either.

  335. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    “UPDATE, 7:06 p.m.: Lineup change. Damon out, Duncan in. It’s because of the weather.”

    Erica must have been calling Girardi’s private cell again.
    “I don’t want my PB getting sick in this weather!”
    ****

    I wasn’t worried about him catching a cold. Him slipping would be a disaster with sore legs!!!!!!!

  336. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Oh, I was late submitting.. nevermind. :)

  337. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Angel, something makes me think you have never ever broken up with the Yanks and never ever would.

    I’m going to give the book a try then. Hopefully I’ll come to the same understanding you did.

  338. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    And TOR already leads 1-0 against Michael “Batting Practice” Bwden in the top of the 1st.

    That’s OK, Francona is “resting” his lineup (sure looks like the “A” one to me)

  339. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Nuh uh – did you send one?.. let me look at it now.

  340. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    “LoHud blog complaints got Damon out of the lineup and Duncan in. Nice going. No wonder a certain someone is being a Nazi!”

    Joe G. has heard the blog rumors of her really big shoe.
    He didn’t want it landing in his kiester.

  341. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    a rainout in detroit tonight would push both team’s starters back and hopefull could lead to more strain on both bullpens. id like that.

    ps. i think id find a book about modern parking lot drainage systems more interesting than cynthia rodriguez’s book

  342. Maverick September 28th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    As a retired USAF officer, I must point out that the “required format” as stipulate in Erica’s request for submissions was the use of first names. (ref. original post dated 28 Sep 09, 1818 hrs)

    As such, it would appear that Doreen is the winner by default. Possible conspiracy by the ladies here?

    (Place lots of laughing smilies here!)

  343. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    OK, I get the concept of resting guys for the playoffs, but is anyone else at all ALARMED by this?

    How many times do you see a red hot team enter the playoffs and tear apart the team with the best record because the red hot team had to fight for their playoff team while the team with the best record got to rest for a week and were taken completely out of rhythm as a result?

    Maybe I am overreacting but I have a bad feeling about this…

  344. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Now Shelley’s in there…this oughta be fun tonight.

    Like early March in late September in the Bronx….

  345. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Yay! It’s there. I will deal with it right now. :)

  346. e gawa September 28th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Rain sux

  347. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Maverick
    September 28th, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    As a retired USAF officer, I must point out that the “required format” as stipulate in Erica’s request for submissions was the use of first names. (ref. original post dated 28 Sep 09, 1818 hrs)

    As such, it would appear that Doreen is the winner by default. Possible conspiracy by the ladies here?

    (Place lots of laughing smilies here!)
    ****

    No, we are good. All I cared about was people listing them out. This was for two reasons 1) I didn’t want people only submitting 24 people or 26 by accident 2) Its easier for me to copy in Excel

  348. Mike September 28th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    When is Pete’s last day with us and his official first day with Boston? Who does he root for in the playoffs? I know it is a job for him be we are so fanatical on this blog!

  349. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Hey Doreen, I may be wrong about this, but do you have a daughter that falls on the Austism spectrum (PDD-NOS, I think?). I know someone here has discussed it before and I thought it was you…

    I only ask because I have a student I am having a hard time with right now, and could use some suggestions on what to do.

  350. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Early in the game and probably a lot of posters no longer care, but for any who do – Toronto leading already. Sure sure it’s just the first inning. I’d love to see Texas win tonight. Too bad they blew it last night.

  351. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Alarmed? Because they are resting guys 1 day after they clinched? Hardly…….

  352. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Mad Prince -

    If he rests them all week, then I’ll worry.

    I think if all the regulars play tomorrow behind AJ, then some get rest Wednesday and some Friday, then play regular lineups for Tampa, they’ll be okay. Not much different than usual.

  353. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    socks emergency starter down 2-0 (2 more on base) with 1 out in the 1st.

  354. Paul September 28th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    It’s one day for Jete, damon, matsui, tex and a-rod. if that continues all week then I might be a little worried about the rest.

  355. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I do think the crowd for playoff games is, unfortunately, taken up by folks who really aren’t fans…..I don’t mean because they aren’t blue collar workers, but because many of those folks don’t care about the Yankees and just want to be seen.
    ————————————————————–

    I’ll be the first one to complain about how post-season tickets are distributed but to say that the crowd isn’t electric just isn’t true.

  356. BJK September 28th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Even though the Sox will likely clinch today or tomorrow, it’s still fun watching one of their top prospects get hammered by a team with nothing left to play for.

  357. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    so where does the loss put the dodgers in the standings?

  358. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Here’s who is playing “Guess the Postseason Roster”
    The submission window is closed. Note, I accepted people who were a little late because a) I am a nice person b) it was a lot of typing. I will annouce the winner(s) when there is one:

    Ham Fighters
    Uncle E
    Erica
    NYY626
    Barbados
    Valerie G
    Ed in Oregon
    Rebecca
    Jenna
    vin
    Sports Geek
    Angel
    Drive 405
    L to the 2nd
    Doreen

  359. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    It took only the second batter,in the top of the 1st,
    Aaron Hill hits a homerun ,Wells doubles and brings in another run.2-0 Toronto so far Bowden being lit up.

  360. m September 28th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Boy, masterson would’ve been perfect for this spot start.

    Lucky thing the Red Sox already clinched.

  361. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Awww. 4-0 Jays, 1st inning.

    Nice going Jays!!!

  362. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    4-0 toronto, still 1 out in the 1st

  363. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    4-0 Toronto still in the 1st

  364. m September 28th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I missed the game?

  365. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    4-0 TOR

    That Gammons fellow is a genius.

    “Michael Bowden is coming”

    Yup. He is.

    Good news for us :)

  366. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    “Boy, masterson would’ve been perfect for this spot start.

    Lucky thing the Red Sox already clinched.”

    :lol:

  367. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Christina -

    Yes, I have a daughter PDD-NOS. I’m not sure I can help but I’ll try

  368. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    No, I wouldn’t. But I understand what drove her to write that, especially after reading her book. I’ts good to read to understand the fan perspective of others. After all, we’re all here because we love the yankees – we just express it in different ways. She’s passionate about them and expresses it in a different way that I do, but she’s definitely no less of a fan.

  369. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    That lineup is interesting :-)

    Nice giving the regulars a day off, though.

    Go Toronto!

  370. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    man if texas hadnt fallen apart, boston would be out. o well!

  371. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Bronx Jeers, oh I agree……..YS has been a fantastic home field for us, in large part because of the crowd.

  372. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    “Lucky they already clinched”

    D’OH!

    Oh well, Frank Francisco is BOS’ 26th man. Arsonist.

  373. BJK September 28th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    What’s the record for pitches thrown by a pitcher in the first inning of a game?

    Bowden at 34 with 2 outs.

  374. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Mike – from the twitter file of the man himself.

    “Just so you all know, I’ll be covering the Yankees though Tuesday then the Red Sox starting a week later.”

    I think John Henry and Pete will be house hunting for a few days, and then Larry Lucchino will be helping him move in.

    Peter Gammons will come over and bless the new abode by playing guitar until dawn. Bob Ryan will be passing out the kool-aid.

    Pete’s first official Boston Globe article will be why he was previously dead wrong and Jim Rice certainly belongs in the HOF.

  375. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Erica, I didn’t play because I couldn’t begin to guess. I’ve deferred to Joe G. all season and because of that I have just automatically accepted each and every day of his decisions! I like life that way.

    :)

  376. Maverick September 28th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Duncan is in I see. I told you Girardi reads my posts.

    Full Disclosure: I have a direct covert line to Girardi but didn’t use it during regular season GTLU, as it would have constituted an unfair advantage.

    Really Laughing right now.

  377. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Oh my ! the Jays showed up against the Red Sox. lol

  378. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    im with trisha on that, whatever joe g decides is fine with me, he has had the pulse of this team down perfectly this year.

  379. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Angel, you make very good points. I am going to get the book and read it. I admit I have a preconceived disdain for any fan who would think of leaving a team because they didn’t get the job done. That doesn’t fit into my definition of fan. But I also admit that it isn’t going to hurt for me to expand my horizon and try to understand that shaky fans are still indeed fans.

  380. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Don’t be fooled by Toronto’s early lead.

    It’s all part of Tito’s rope-a-dope.

    Later this week they’ll be executing The Flinstone Flop.

  381. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    detroit-min is postponed, doubleheader tomorrow

  382. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Hamfighters -

    Wow. Bet they’re thrilled. :?

  383. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Paul/Betsy/Doreen,

    All good points.

    I too am hoping that it is just one day and by and large it probably will be, but I cannot stomach a first round exit with a team as talented as this one.

    Odd as it seems, the teams that have to battle down to the last games tend to go into the playoffs with a bit more momentum.

    I am worried about this with a team like Detroit.

  384. Fondo Motz September 28th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    If this lineup isn’t Murderers Row, I don’t know what is.

  385. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    extra bases blog on globe had a total of 29 comments for yesterday’s game post, lohud had around 1000. pete, you got your work cut out for you if thats what you’re gonna be doing.

  386. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Mad Prince -

    But sometimes they’re just exhausted. That’s what I’m hoping for -

    Is anyone listening to/watching Sox on MLB? Appropos of nothing they decide to bring up Cano’s error in the ninth yesterday. :(

    And Youk hits a 2-run HR. 4-2 already. :( :(

  387. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I think Pedroia benefits quite a bit from being so small, his strike zone is so much smaller than most players.

    I wonder if that is the reason why some batters really crouch down when they are at the plate.

    Meanwhile Puke hitting a HR over the Boston Bandbox Wall.

  388. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Trisha – Trust me Jane loves the yankees, shes just very intense! She has a yankee blog and shes quite amusing.

  389. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    youk goes deep and halves the lead.

  390. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Man ! Fenway park really is a crutch for the Red Sox. When they face a good team in their park they can’t hit. As soon as they get back home they hit.

  391. pat September 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Detroit/Twins game postponed. DH tomorrow

  392. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Appropos of nothing they decide to bring up Cano’s error in the ninth yesterday. :(

    They brought it up because it stopped Martinez’s hit streak

  393. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    NYY626

    I visit Jane’s blog every day. It’s very entertaining and unique. :)

  394. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Appropos of nothing they decide to bring up Cano’s error in the ninth yesterday. :(

    They brought it up because it stopped Martinez’s hit streak

    lol

  395. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    anything that pushes the det-min pennant race towards as late a finish as possible (monday playoff?) is good for the yankees imo.

  396. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    cano’s error didnt stop martinez’s streak, his weak hit ball to 2b did. cano’s error just allowed him to reach base.

  397. Rick September 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    If Boston wins tonight, John Henry will pony up for some teeth whitener for his stooge, Peter Gammons.

  398. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Red slops pitcher 39 pitches 1st inning 4 runs wowsa!
    Tor 17 pitches 2 runs

  399. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Jerkface -

    Yeah, but did they have to be so, I don’t know, obnoxious about it? :)

    (I tuned in the game just as they were talking about Cano, didn’t hear the part about Martinez’ streak) So, it was appropos of something after all. But the commentary was not necessary. “What was he thinking?” (I know we all thought the same thing as it happened, but we’re Yankees fans-and they sounded “gloatful.”)

    And yes, I know I’m being defensive.

  400. Jerkface September 28th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    cano’s error didnt stop martinez’s streak, his weak hit ball to 2b did. cano’s error just allowed him to reach base.

    Thats nit picking, the reason they mentioned it is because it stopped his hit streak.

    “He had his 25 game hit streak ended when he reached on a Cano error in the 9th as a pinch hitter”

    I don’t get the consternation over that

  401. anon September 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    How about an update chubs

  402. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    “Bronx Jeers, oh I agree……..YS has been a fantastic home field for us, in large part because of the crowd.”

    Yes, but it will never be the same. The old upper deck was probably the most intimidating in baseball.

    Now it’s smaller and much further from the field.

  403. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    The Mad Prince in Pinstripes
    Thats not true. The 2000, 1999, 1998 Yankees all made it to the World Series and won while not fighting down the stretch. What you do leading into the postseason means nothing. It’s all about getting hot in the postseason.

  404. m September 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I have Colin Cowherd on delay on the only sports station in town. So I’m pretty much a captive audience when I’m out and about.

    This morning, Colin told his producer (?) Fish that his Red Sox are going to be okay, they just decided to let the Yankees celebrate at home. And Fish is, “Yeah, totally. I trust Tito and Theo, and I’m just waiting for the playoffs to start”. Going on about how they were sitting guys wholesale. I saw a lot of the starters out there on Fr.& Sunday.

    The Svengali effect the Red Sox has over people is unbelievable.

  405. BBFan September 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Erica,

    When is the deadline?

  406. defense matters September 28th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Hey guys looks like maybe the game will start around 9?

    http://www.weather.com/weather.....undeclared

  407. Jeremy September 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    The news about the Twins/ Tigers game being ppd, and a double header tom. is great news for the Yankees because both teams will have worn down pitchers the rest of the way. Maybe things are finally coming together for this team to go the distance.

  408. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    No major league team is going to tank games because they want the other team to celebrate. If anything, they want to prevent that. They don’t want to be swept either.

  409. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    why do the jets even consider wearing those hideous looking ‘titan’ unis?

  410. Laura - Matsui will be a Yankee in 2010!! September 28th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Why don’t they just call this game? The Yankees don’t need it. KC most certainly doesn’t.

  411. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Not only that, Abba, but after being ahead in the season series 8-0, they only needed to win 2 more against the Yankees to take the season series and they didn’t do that. Now, in the grand scheme of things, that’s not a big deal. But I’d be willing to be they’re all surprised they ended up even (the Sox that is).

  412. m September 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I couldn’t tell, but I think that Colin was being sarcastic about the letting the Yankees celebrate. I think he was baiting Fish, and he fell for it. Hook, line, and sinker. ;)

  413. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Awww, thanks for accepting mine. I was late, so I appreciate that. I was frantically trying to save my hibiscus tree from a big wind meltdown, lol.

  414. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Okay Angel-

    We are officially friends :-)

  415. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    That can mean a big swing in the standings in one day for the Tigers and Twins if one team wins both of those games. If they split it the standings don’t change, which is tougher on the Twins as they are trying to make up ground.

    Both teams are going to be trying hard, so it may come down to which team can stay the most relaxed.

  416. Ham Fighters September 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    pulling big time for a twins sweep tomorrow, that would mean that neither could clinch till saturday at the earliest

  417. Shelley Duncan September 28th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I’m in the lineup tonight. Gotta play this game!!

  418. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Laura, can you really blame the Yankees for not wanting to call it? Do you think they want to lose the gate?

  419. CENTRAL CT YANKEE September 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Pete,

    Best of Luck on your new gig….

  420. Bud Selig September 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I believe in the 162 game schedule. DH tomorrow if tonight’s rained out.

  421. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    That’s exactly how I’d describe her NYY626.. intense. But she’s still a good egg Yankee fan and has a good heart. Her interviews with the beat writers (including Pete) are really interesting.

  422. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Toronto’s pitcher loaded the bases,and red slops couldn’t score a single run,with their A-team!!

    4-2 TOR

  423. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Imagine the shoe was on the other foot and the Yanks had yet to clinch the wildcard and just got swept at Fenway and lost the last 9 of 10 to the Sox?

    Then think of a NY writer claiming Girardi was some sort of strategic genius and was just playing possum with the Sox.

    IMHO, that writer would be laughed out of town.

  424. Brian from PA September 28th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    according to the radar it should be clear by about quarter after 8…so they should get started by 9 at the latest.

  425. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    bronx- NO way, they’d be killing him saying he should be fired.

  426. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    tor 7-2 hehehe

  427. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Our magic number is going to be -2 before our game is over.

  428. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Update please, Pete!

  429. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Twinkies game is postponed by the looks of it.

  430. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    All that hype about Bowden = just another Gammons/B Globe con job.

  431. pat September 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    The Green Monster giveth and taketh away.

  432. elauerm1 September 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    lol 7-2…watching it on TV right now. Unfortunately, I live in a horrible area that receives NESN and Boston Globe Home Delivery haha

  433. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    According to the Boston Globe, the ‘Roid Sox have strategically allowed Toronto to score 7 runs :)

  434. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Another cheap homer by Youk. That’s a fly out in EVERY other ball park.

  435. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Okay… on FSN North.. Twinkies/Detroit is postponed.. so they’re showing some kind of show about a guy who can get kicked on the cajones repeatedly and not feel pain .. at. all. :evil:

    I’m not sure how thats related to the Twins/Detroits series at all.. but sheesh.

  436. elauerm1 September 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    What a clown Dan Shaunessy is. Red Sox are resting guys for the postseason. What a joke. Maybe they should play hard and get in first, then rest? Its funny because as a general rule up here in the NH/Mass area, everyone thinks Joe Girardi is a bogus manager, and Francona is god. Yet Francona is the one who didn’t play hard vs the Yankees and also pitched to Hideki yesterday with a base open…hmm lol

  437. elauerm1 September 28th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    any idea on a first pitch time? Still thinking around 9?

  438. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Bronx Jeers, I’m not thinking about the past anymore. I adored OYS – it’s what I grew up with. However, I love this new stadium and it has already created it’s own memories. The Yankees have a home field advantage here and it’s a strong one – that’s all that counts.

    The rain really put a crimp in the Twins plans – they really need to win at least 3/4 (if not sweep) and the DH makes that a lot harder.

  439. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Tarp is coming off

  440. Mac Daddy September 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Tarp coming off…fisrt pitch around 9

  441. Giuseppe Franco September 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Stevie,

    Are you and Jim Pir-one good pals? It appears so.

    You have some creepy obsession with the Red Sox just like he does.

  442. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    I know I’m echoing something someone said earlier, but what’s the use of making up this game? It won’t really hurt or help either team…

  443. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    “According to the Boston Globe, the ‘Roid Sox have strategically allowed Toronto to score 7 runs ”

    :lol:

    “Another cheap homer by Youk. That’s a fly out in EVERY other ball park.”

    :D

    Their whining and complaining – team and press – is legend.

  444. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    After 3 tor7-3 Yuk,broughr in all the runs.

  445. m September 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Stevie’s a little sexist, but I don’t think he has an unhealthy obsession with the Red Sox. They’re the yin to our yang. Or something like that.

  446. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Jesus christ Toronto isn’t playing with Bowden and Albaladejo

  447. jsbrendog September 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Beat kc

  448. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    ‘Bronx Jeers, I’m not thinking about the past anymore.’

    Mark McGwire says hi. :)

  449. S.A.--Serenity Now September 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: First pitch at 8:55 p.m. Beats a doubleheader.

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

    Whatever works!

  450. Todd September 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    9-3 Jays in 4th inning………….Sox young pitchers looking VERY impressive!! LOL

  451. elauerm1 September 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    9-3!

  452. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    9:00 game time…I wonder if our triple A team can beat KC :-)

  453. pat September 28th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Think how thrilled all the starters who aren’t playing are to be hanging around a champagne smelling stadium tonight. :wink:

  454. Josh September 28th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    9-3! to a team that quit on the season four weeks ago…ATROCIOUS ATROCIOUS…

  455. BJK September 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Valerie G.
    September 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    I know I’m echoing something someone said earlier, but what’s the use of making up this game? It won’t really hurt or help either team…

    ————————————————————

    Money. Tickets have been sold to this game. If they don’t play or no make-up game is scheduled, they have to refund the tickets.

  456. Giuseppe Franco September 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    But I thought the Red Sox were going to play .900 baseball the rest of the season?

    That’s what the whiners and complainers were telling us a week ago.

  457. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Um, this is with the Boston A team, correct? I’m talking about the offense, not the pitching.

    But as someone already pointed out, you can’t blame Tito if he does rest his regulars, after all they’re already in the postseason…

  458. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Hunter Jones in now gives up 2 ,it’s 9-3 Tor

  459. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Is Bowden still in?

    That poor guy should sue the Sox for mental anguish or something.

  460. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    What is past is prologue.

  461. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    True, but it wouldn’t be the first time a meaningless game was just cancelled.

  462. S.A.--Serenity Now September 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Wow Toronto. :shock:

    Tonight Jake Delhomme needs to relax, relate and release. Beat the cowboys

  463. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Girardi’s YES pre-game press conference:

    http://bit.ly/F4slr

  464. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    m September 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Stevie’s a little sexist
    =================================

    Just a little? ;)

  465. m September 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Hunter came in the top of the 4th. Looked like they were going to piece this together out of the bullpen, but Hunter only added fuel to the fire.

    Did anyone read that espn article? It’s all about how all of a sudden the Yankees look like the favorites because they’re the healthiest. For some reason I’m having a difficult time finding it. :?

  466. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Just think, if Texas had not fallen off so much this Red Sox team “resting” would be making it really interesting.

    I guess Tito and crew are just looking to make Texas feel better by not winning.

  467. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    This just really brings into focus what you hear all the time about how a pitcher with a healthy lead can pitch his game as opposed to feeling that he has to throw strikes. You can imagine that Richmond may not have been on the winning end of many healthy leads this season.

    GO SCOTT RICHMOND!!!

  468. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    Um, this is with the Boston A team, correct? I’m talking about the offense, not the pitching.

    But as someone already pointed out, you can’t blame Tito if he does rest his regulars, after all they’re already in the postseason…

    ————————————————————

    Actually, no, they haven’t. They’ve got to hope that Texas loses soon, and hope that they (Boston) can squeak out a win. Wouldn’t be the first time a team thought they were backing into a playoff spot and ended up backing into a parking spot at the golf course.

  469. m September 28th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    I thought Johnson was replacing Delhomme?

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/notebook?page=bbtn

  470. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    They only need to get in 5 innings. With a window of time available, that might be what they are going for.

    No reason the fans who paid to see this game should be blown off, even if it is a meaningless game in the grand scheme of things.

  471. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Giuseppe Franco September 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    But I thought the Red Sox were going to play .900 baseball the rest of the season?

    That’s what the whiners and complainers were telling us a week ago.
    =================================

    Are you a control freak? You have an unhealthy obsession with every one else’s opinion.

  472. m September 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Ooops. ^^ is the link for the BBTN article on the how we have the best bullpen because it’s the healthiest.

  473. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Wow red slops didn’t answer the runs,with the A-Team bwahahah!
    Tor 9-3

    -Me thinks the Yankees knocked the wind out of their sail.

  474. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I thought it was poetic justice that the last out of the game that allowed the Yanks to clinch was made by Ellsbury. He is a true card-carrying member of the Sux whiners club. What we also had to hear about all season was how he stole home against Andy. Well it was Andy’s game yesterday, even though he wasn’t in at the time, and the fleet of foot Ellsbury managed to make the last out with the even more athletic Mariano Rivera winning the footrace to first.

    About Ellsbury – he ain’t all that.

  475. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    “Actually, no, they haven’t. They’ve got to hope that Texas loses soon, and hope that they (Boston) can squeak out a win. Wouldn’t be the first time a team thought they were backing into a playoff spot and ended up backing into a parking spot at the golf course.”

    GB – I was being facetious there. Of course I am thinking the same things you are pointing out. And loving every minute of tonight’s loss.

  476. iiicollies September 28th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Jays better hurry up before the rain hits Boston

  477. m September 28th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    trisha,

    Are you watching the game on NESN? What are the broadcasters talking about? And is Joshie in the dugout?

  478. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    11-3. They are just pummeling the tar out of the Sux. But this is just Tito’s rope-a-dope, right? While the know-nothing Girardi doesn’t rest his starters because he’s playing to win (astute observer knows that he has rested his starters all season!), Tito is giving his regulars the rest now.

    That would almost be funny if it weren’t pathetic. I know it’s Shaughnessey’s interpretation but he actually makes the Sux look pretty smug – and without any reason to be smug!

  479. Giuseppe Franco September 28th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Are you a control freak? You have an unhealthy obsession with every one else’s opinion.

    ———–

    At least be a little creative. How original.

    And in case you haven’t noticed, this forum was created to respond to each other’s opinions.

  480. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    You can hate the Red Sox and still admit some of their players are talented. Ellsbury has great potential.

  481. haiku-man September 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    New pitcher for red slops Dustin Richardson Tor,11-3

  482. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    “Actually, no, they haven’t. They’ve got to hope that Texas loses soon, and hope that they (Boston) can squeak out a win. Wouldn’t be the first time a team thought they were backing into a playoff spot and ended up backing into a parking spot at the golf course.”

    GB – I was being facetious there. Of course I am thinking the same things you are pointing out. And loving every minute of tonight’s loss.

    ————————————————————

    Boston must have been resting their players for the last 2 months. Now, their desire is to just get their players healthy. any excuse for pathetic play, I suppose….any port in the storm.

  483. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    “and the fleet of foot Ellsbury managed to make the last out with the even more athletic Mariano Rivera winning the footrace to first.”

    Wow!

    I saw a tapper back to the mound but hey… I like this version much better!

    It’s like Howard Cosell or something.

  484. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!! Keep the streak going!!!!!!!!

  485. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    m, joshie is in the dugout. They’ve showed him a few times. The broadcasters are really just talking about what is going on in the game. They aren’t saying much about anything else but the immediate plays! I think they must be flabbergasted almost speechless.

  486. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “Boston must have been resting their players for the last 2 months.”

    :D

  487. m September 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    If Boston loses tonight, they’ll have lost 6 of their last 8. In an attempt to hype the NYY/BOS series, there was a headline before it started, “Red Sox Surges into New York” or something like that. Yes, they had a nice win streak before the KC series, but splitting a series with the Royals isn’t (and proved not to be) streaking.

  488. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    “You can hate the Red Sox and still admit some of their players are talented. Ellsbury has great potential.”

    I think that was overplayed last season and shown to fall more than a little flat this season.

  489. S.A.--Serenity Now September 28th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Is it taking forever for the blog to load(once hitting refresh) for anyone else? Or maybe it’s just my computer?
    :?

  490. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Butler is likely to do some serious damage here in this series. Olivo is always tough on MYY. Jacobs can be had, but, he can lose a fastball.

  491. L to the 2nd September 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Official game in Bahsten

    TOR 11 Youkilis 3 thru 5 innings

    That’s too bad.

    But hey, at least Francona is “resting” his players.

  492. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Trisha–His stats say that he’s ever-so-slightly better this year. Plus his defense is way better than average.

  493. randy l. September 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    i love seeing the red sox lose, but ellsbury not having a good year?

    .298 8 60 .350 .413

    66 stolen bases

    come on.

    get real.

  494. Todd September 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    If Ellsbury were a slow runner, he’d hit .270

  495. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Ellsbury OPS+ is 94. His UZR is -15.6

    Melky’s OPS+ is 97. His UZR (as a CF’er) is 1.9.

  496. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Oooo!

  497. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Todd and Tom in NJ – thank you for getting real.

    :)

  498. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    The only flaw that I see in Jacoby Ellsbury’s game so far in his career is his arm strength. Not much he can do to strengthen it much more, now. He’s a really fine little ballplayer.

  499. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Todd
    September 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    If Ellsbury were a slow runner, he’d hit .270

    ————————————————————

    sounds like Maury Wills, Willie Wilson, Brett Gardner, Chone Figgins, doesn’t it?

  500. RalphieD (OPPC) September 28th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    lets be serious…we’d all love to have ellsbury as our CF but who cares?…we dont need to be fantasizing over sox players right now…we are who we are and its gotten us to 100 wins already.

  501. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    He is a very good ballplayer, especially in CF.

  502. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Nobody’s fantasizing. We’re just acknowledging talent that happens to be on the opposing side.

  503. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Trish, I don’t think Ellsbury’s a star. I do, however, think he’s a good complementary player. As, is Melky.

  504. RayBlay September 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Anyone know where I can find a lot of video of the clubhouse celebration last night?

  505. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Tito is ashen. It obviously has to suck bad to get swept and then be losing at home 11-3. It’s one thing to go on a bad streak at the end when you’ve been holding a great lead in the division. It’s quite another to go on a bad streak when you haven’t sniffed first place.

    I HOPE Texas plays their butts off tonight. They may feel they don’t have much of a chance, but I would hope that they’ve seen that stranger things have happened in the game of baseball.

    GO RANGERS!!!

    I too believe the Angels will demolish the Sux. It appears that the Angels have the hotter hand right now. And we all know that the team that gets hottest at the right time certainly has an edge over those who go stone cold.

  506. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    sox have to face romero and halladay.

  507. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “Trish, I don’t think Ellsbury’s a star. I do, however, think he’s a good complementary player. As, is Melky.”

    Tom, I can get down with that description. However, he was being touted as being the next rising star on the team. That he isn’t.

  508. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    “lets be serious…we’d all love to have ellsbury as our CF but who cares?…we dont need to be fantasizing over sox players right now…we are who we are and its gotten us to 100 wins already.”

    Ralphie – not all of us. But I respect your desire to have him!

    :)

  509. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    rayblay- go to Yesnetwork.com

  510. randy l. September 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    tom in nj-

    simple question.

    is jacoby ellsbury having a good year or isn’t he?

    melky and gardner together had a very good year in centerfield.

    i see it that ellsbury did too.

    you wouldn’t like 68 stolen bases ?

    he’s a good young player and right there with the present yankee center fielders.

    i’ve always liked melky and wouln’t trade him for ellsbury simply becaue of that, but around the league, i don’t think there are many gms who would take melky over ellsbury.

  511. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    RayBlay, you might want to check out YouTube to see what’s there. I did DVR the ESPN postgame because I was watching YES. Hey, check out Yesnetwork.com. I bet they’ll have a lot of stuff.

    Anyway, if you can’t find it, I could always try to make you a DVR of what I taped from ESPN. I will just have to figure out how you do that.

  512. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    The shift with Hinske lol

  513. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    “sox have to face romero and halladay.”

    Yowsa. Nothing is a given but you would think that tonight’s game might give the Jays a little bit of a boost.

  514. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Randy, I haven’t paid much attention to Hinske the last couple of years, but, I don’t remember his as being a dead pull hitter that would require an Ortiz type shift. Has this always been the case and I just didn’t notice?

  515. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    go giants

  516. Sports Geek September 28th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Erica… I have looked through all of the submissions for ALDS roster, just to see what’s going on. Do you mind if I give a little summary post of it?

  517. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    http://msn.foxsports.com/cfb/s.....g-accident

    Geeze I hope this guy is okay.

  518. randy l. September 28th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    gb7-

    i never noticed hinske in detail that much to tell the truth.

    i just know he always seemed to be a hard nosed kind of player.

    i do know i like him better with the yankees than i liked him with the jays, red sox , and rays.

  519. David Astoria September 28th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I figured out why joba has not thown as many strikes this season…pc richards and sons are paying him so they don’t have to pay as much money to the Yankees. Save the wave for Shea!!

  520. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Randy, yes Ellsbury is having a good season. I was just pointing out that Melky-one of the more maligned players on the Yankees- is having a comparable season to him. I realize that there is more to baseball then theorems and what not.

    I’d also love a player with a .300 BA and 70 sbs on the Yankees and I hope (dream?) that Gardner becomes that player.

  521. pat September 28th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I flipped over to MLB Network. Ortiz hit a HR and took over 11 seconds to get to 1B and almost 30 seconds to get around the bases.

    They showed Cito staring him down. The MLB Network guys all said that Francona needs to set him right on pimping like that if the Jays pitchers don’t do it first.

  522. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    randy l.
    September 28th, 2009 at 9:32 pm
    gb7-

    i never noticed hinske in detail that much to tell the truth.

    i just know he always seemed to be a hard nosed kind of player.

    i do know i like him better with the yankees than i liked him with the jays, red sox , and rays.

    ————————————————————

    He reminds me a lot of the old Texas Ranger third baseman, Jack Howell, who was another nose-in-the-dirt ball player. He would have been a nice player over the last 3-4 years for NYY.

  523. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Pouring in fenway. Hope the game is called, though I would think that the Jays could finish this out.

  524. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Trisha, thanks for posting that link. I hope he’s alright…that’s terrible…

  525. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Thriller of a game~!!

  526. Frank & Beans September 28th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    C lineup will beat the Royals. Some how we will start getting some crazy people saying that Yankees are killing baseball.

  527. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    how good has Gaudin been? and how many people here wrote him off at first?

  528. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    LMAO. Gaudin just ate up Gordon’s knuckles and bat.

  529. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Val, I can’t begin to imagine what kind of injuries the poor guy sustained. The thought of it is horrific.

  530. Medical Hair Restoration September 28th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    “Tom, I can get down with that description. However, he was being touted as being the next rising star on the team. That he isn’t.”

    Trisha- Is there a player that is not touted as being the next rising star on the team.

    :)

  531. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Gaudin was a nice little trade by Cashman. I like the fact he will, most likely, be with the team next year. He may even be the “swing” man-spot starter, long releiver-that the Yankees were missing earlier in this season..

  532. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    red sox game is in a rain delay.

  533. Frank & Beans September 28th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Chad Gaudin should get a roster spot in pen for postseason

  534. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    “Trisha- Is there a player that is not touted as being the next rising star on the team.

    :)

    :lol:

    Good point!!!!

  535. randy l. September 28th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    tom in nj-

    i’m with you that melky is underrated on the yankees.

    we both have the same opinion it appears .

    jacoby ellsbury is a good player and so is melky.

    if this blog just becomes a bash the red sox blog it’s pretty worthless so i just stated the obvious with ellsbury.

  536. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Gaudin is only 26. Be nice to see him here for awhile, him and Aceves would be a real asset to the pen.

    Also, rooting hard for Miranda to look good so some team will take a flyer on him (Mets?) and free up a roster spot for the Yankees.

  537. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Trisha–I know! It’s scary to say the least. And how many times has something like that happened? Freak accident. Very scary…I just hope he can fully recover.

  538. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    The Mets do need a first baseman. You never know.

  539. bru September 28th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    gardner in 232 ab has 3 hr 23 rbi & 44 runs scored

    ellsbury in 606 ab has 8 hr 60 rbi & 89 runs scored

    obp,ops,slg are about the same,ellsbury has a higher ba but gardner has about half the runs scored in one third the ab

    ells has 66 sb,gardner 24

    they are the same plyers

  540. thunderfangabe September 28th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    all former thunder players except for posada, hinske, gaudin…nice job!

  541. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    So when Melky and Gardner get doubled up like that, is it as if Ellsbury made two outs by himself?

  542. Sony September 28th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    “This is going to be a long night. My story is done with the exception of the score.”

    Playing out the string, huh Pete? Couldn’t you at least pretend to get all misty-eyed?

    We’ll miss ya!

  543. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Wow, I wish I could have seen that Panther TD on a state-of-the-art gigantic video screen instead of my regular old TV. :evil:

  544. Trevor (Super Mario) September 28th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Well this game is exciting….

    If I’m going to have to watch Scranton Wilkes @ YS then I would like to see Austin Jackson. A few ABs in the majors won’t kill his development.

    Oh well on to the Cowgirls Panthers game.

  545. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    When is Pete’s last day?

  546. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Strikes on the first two pitches to the leadoff batter and walks him. That’s a major reason Gaudin has been mostly mediocre in his career. Nice ground ball DP, though.

  547. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Erica, sorry it is late, but I had issues submitting my paper. Blackboard felt the need to upgrade itself in some bizarre way.

    1) Jeter
    2) Damon
    3) Teixeira
    4) Rodriguez
    5) Matsui
    6) Posada
    7) Canó
    8) Swisher
    9) Cabrera
    10) Sabathia
    11) Burnett
    12) Pettitte
    13) Chamberlain
    14) Gaudin
    15) Gardner
    16) Hairston Jr
    17) Hinske
    18) Molina
    19) Pena
    20) Rivera
    21) Hughes
    22) Aceves
    23) Bruney
    24) Coke
    25) Robertson

  548. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Jennifer, tomorrow :sad:

  549. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    nice hittin Cano

  550. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Cano’s been going oppo recently.

    Cool.

  551. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Upside: we can all stop being so darn polite about our dislike for the Patriots. :)

  552. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Cano smoked that ball a long way to the opposite field. Another two feet higher and he has #25.

  553. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    I love it when Cano goes the other way.

    His swing has always reminded me of john Olerud

  554. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    are we going to see a run score here?

  555. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Is there ancient baseball history?

    Baseball history from the BC era?

    Does that history only cover this century?

    A wondering world wants to know.

  556. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    A huge amount of Cano’s hits are to left. Why should that surprise you?

  557. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Nice hittin Hinske

  558. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    All oppo hits.

  559. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Hinski with the pool shot.

  560. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 28th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Ooo I flipped the game back on a fun time. Go Hinske!

  561. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Somewhere in bizarro world, a baby Giambi just got his wings.

  562. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    nice hit by Hinske. the shift giveth and taketh away.

  563. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    True GB. I’m not surprised, per se. Just impressed.

  564. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    And that is why Duncan doesn’t play in the bigs.

  565. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I’m not watching the game……how’s Gaudin look? I really think he should be on the roster – he could be very useful out of the pen.

    Shelley Duncan doing what he does best……..

    Also, is Gardner ok? I turned it on before and saw that he got hit by a pitch in the ankle…….

  566. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    I’m beginning to rethink not having put Gaudin on my ALDS potential roster…

  567. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Betsy–I didn’t see Gardner get hit…is he ok?

  568. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    :/

  569. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Valerie, he did go to first base……but I only saw that because I was changing the channel during a commercial. I don’t know if he was taken out or not……..I’m sure he’s fine, but my first reaction was “you’ve got to be kidding”.

  570. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:05 pm
    True GB. I’m not surprised, per se. Just impressed.

    ————————————————————

    Tom, that wasn’t a comment on your post. The other post made it seem as though all Cano does is pull everything. This is the first year that I remember him having pulled more homers than going from right center to lefy center. That’s where his true power is…doubles into the gaps.

  571. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    baby Giambi… very good.

  572. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    We might not win this one :-(

  573. RS September 28th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Gaudin is pretty much automatic to pitch 4 scoreless innings and then run into trouble in the 5th. He’s done a great job overall but it’s funny how all his starts are almost exactly the same.

  574. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I really don’t like the “throw it back” chants on opposition home runs. It is silly, it isn’t going to remove the score, and it just seems bush league to me.

  575. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    There goes that lead…..let’s see if Gaudin can make a personal breakthrough and get through the 5th inning.

  576. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Thanks, Betsy. After his recent wrist injury, getting hurt again would be really bad luck for Gardner.

  577. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    good recovery

  578. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    That wasn’t a bad pitch to Teahen. Not sure what happened to him, but, three years ago, I thought he was really going to be something. He started out like a clone of markakis, other than only decent to good defense vs Markakis’ exceptional defense.

  579. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    It’s kind of a tradition to throw the ball back onto the field. But to me, you have a great souvenir if you keep it, so why not keep it?

    BTW, what is it with pitchers getting hit with ground balls? lol

  580. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    I guess in the NL, Gaudin found it easier to get through lineups; in the AL, he just can’t do it more than once around. He’s still a decent arm for the pen, though…..Cash got him for nothing, so I can’t comnplain no matter what he gives us.

  581. Rob B (Officially on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 28th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    It’s kind of a tradition to throw the ball back onto the field.
    ————–

    You’re right. It is a tradition…in Wrigley.

  582. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    You’re welcome, Val…..that would stink, esp. as Gardner makes his living with his feet/legs. Don’t worry about whether they win this game or not – their lineup is Cano, Posada and a bunch of backups. The idea is just to get through the game…….and the important thing is that Gaudin is making a decent case to be on the post-season roster.

    Joe has to walk a fine line between resting his players and keeping them sharp….Tonight should be an exception in terms of most of the lineup having the night off

  583. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    It’s a tradition in every stadium…

  584. Rob B (Officially on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I can’t believe people are complaining about Gaudin giving up 1 run 5. Do you expect him to get a shut out? Gaudin? It’s unreasonable to expect CC to get a shutout!

  585. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    That is precisely why I wanted Pena batting before Cervelli, not after.

    Girardi!! :mad:

  586. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    YAY BUT ALSO DAMMIT!

  587. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Wow, Pena hits one out!

    How cool.

  588. RS September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Lol, this is hilarious.

  589. Trevor (Super Mario) September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    LOL Yankee bench.

  590. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Pena is awesome!!!

  591. Rob B (Officially on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    LMAO. Funny stuff in the dugout.

  592. Jeter 2006 September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Yeah… Gaudin gives up 2 hits and 1 run in 5 innings. Cut him.

  593. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Awww. that was so nice for Ramiro.

  594. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    That was priceless…I just love the Yankees!!

    Go Ramiro!!

  595. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    That was priceless…I just love the Yankees!!

    Go Ramiro!!

  596. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:07 pm
    I’m beginning to rethink not having put Gaudin on my ALDS potential roster…
    ****

    I put him on, but left off Hinske and Mitre. Those were my gambles

  597. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    are people going to scream bloody murder like after a bunt after the Yankees cost themselves a run on the basepaths?

  598. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Busted hit and run and makes up for it with his 1st career homer. Congrats to young Mr. Pena.

  599. S.A.--Serenity Now September 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Pena! :lol:

  600. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Just so I am clear- through this point

    AAAA Yankees > KC Royals

  601. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    what was going on in the dugout after the home run?

  602. JJ September 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    lol @ complaining about Gaudin

    Can some of you ever be happy? Can’t even enjoy a ST game?

  603. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Good for the kid.

  604. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    “I can’t believe people are complaining about Gaudin giving up 1 run 5. Do you expect him to get a shut out? Gaudin? It’s unreasonable to expect CC to get a shutout!”

    If they are complaining, they are silly indeed.

  605. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    not that Gaudin is some front line starter but people really need to cut him some slack and quit bashing the guy/writing him off. he’s a solid back end of the rotation guy/long reliever.

    much better than some of the other stiffs the Yankees have run out there in recent years.

  606. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    What happened? I read the Yanks gave Pena the silent treatment? Why would they do that?

  607. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Btw- i just got my newest issue of New York magazine

    There is a cute rundown of all the Yankee walkoffs this season and their respective pieings.

    There is also a funny pic of Swisher fully pie-faced

  608. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    “Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    It’s a tradition in every stadium…”

    I went to a lot of games from the 50′s – 80′s when I moved from the NYC area. It never was a tradition in YS when I was there.

    Its childish and some people just are stupid with where they throw the ball.

  609. CENTRAL CT YANKEE September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    AROD ORCHESTRATED THAT…YOU SEE HIM GRAB JETES LOL

  610. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Rishi–first big league homer ritual…

  611. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    LOL I don’t see anyone complaining about Gaudin…………

  612. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    First homer niiice

  613. Y 27 September 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    How dare our long man/6th starter give up 1 run in 5 innings!!

    He needs to pitch a shutout or should be executed!!

  614. m September 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Are you freaking kidding me? Cervelli caught stealing and then Pena hits his first career homerun? No one to celebrate with. :(

    I’m not watching, did they give him the silent treatment?

  615. Frank & Beans September 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Funny to see the guys set up Pena. All Arod! Might be our time this year

  616. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Betsy–it was a first home run razzing-type-thing.

  617. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Betsy–it was a first home run razzing-type-thing.

  618. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Found the New York magazine walk-off feature online

    http://nymag.com/news/intelligencer/topic/59474/

  619. Rob B (Officially on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 28th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    What happened? I read the Yanks gave Pena the silent treatment? Why would they do that?
    ———————

    He hit his first career homer and everybody ignored him when he entered the dugout. After he stood there by himself a few seconds, Jorge gave a shout and they all jumped up and mobbed him.

  620. A-ROD! A-ROD! September 28th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Your last poll should be, which blog will you click on first come Wed, Sam Borden or Pete Abe’s new Sox blog? I have to say I think i’m goig to click on the sox blog.

  621. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Val, thanks! I didn’t realize there was even a ritual for first-time homeruns….lol. Poor Pena, he probably got depressed for a minute.

  622. Azaz September 28th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    arod is so at home this year

  623. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Valerie G.
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    Rishi–first big league homer ritual…
    ============

    gotcha – thanks :)

  624. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Betsy
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm
    What happened? I read the Yanks gave Pena the silent treatment? Why would they do that?

    ————————————————————

    That’s normal treatment when a player hits his career homer, Betsy. They also mark up a phony baseball with wrong info. Then, later, they give him the real ball.

  625. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Awww. There was Pete with all the beat writers. :(

  626. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Rob, thanks! I will try and catch this on the replay – it sounds hilarious, lol.

  627. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I’ll be paying a visit to the new blog…I just won’t show my face :-)

  628. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Butler owns Gaudin

  629. A-ROD! A-ROD! September 28th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    I feel bad for Pena too! i love how jorge was the first to break it. such a softie!

  630. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Betsy–it was priceless :-)

  631. Frank & Beans September 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Pete’s my vote. (see how its set up) Plus I will be one of the hater yankee fans that will talk junk and upset the Fake Nation!

  632. Trevor (Super Mario) September 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I thought the new rule was if the throw beats you you’re out?

  633. A-ROD! A-ROD! September 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    yeah, i won’t go on there as pubilis fan.

  634. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    LOL GB……..but what I want to know is this: why, when my friends and family give me the silent treatment, do they not (after few minutes) cheer and surround me with love? The silent treatment continues………I’m starting to get a complex, lol.

  635. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    I thought that Jacobs had that one out.

  636. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Pete will miss us all. How could he not?

  637. Robin September 28th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Aww. They love El Nino. Congrats on his first HR.

  638. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    another nice recovery

  639. A-ROD! A-ROD! September 28th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    or maybe i would go on there as pubilis fan. but then i’d get kicked off.

  640. JC September 28th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    “I feel bad for Pena too! i love how jorge was the first to break it. such a softie!”

    I was surprised, Jorgie is always so serious. Nice to see him smile.

  641. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Betsy
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    LOL GB……..but what I want to know is this: why, when my friends and family give me the silent treatment, do they not (after few minutes) cheer and surround me with love? The silent treatment continues………I’m starting to get a complex, lol.

    ————————————————————

    Because we’re all little boys, Betsy. Kind of like when little boys like little girls and they punch them, pull their hair or stick their tongue out. It’s a show of affection.

  642. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    He’d BETTER miss us, Christina. :D

    Or else… :lol:

  643. pat September 28th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I like that all the starters are sitting on the bench watching and not up in the clubhouse somewhere.

    Team effort no matter who is playing.

  644. m September 28th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    At least we’re still tied.

  645. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I figured I’d pirate a few wins on my fantasy team and so picked up some per-game pitchers. Boy have I bet the wrong horses so far. Tommy Hunter has already given up 3 runs in the first inning in LA. It’s also killing my ERA stat.

    :(

  646. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:31 pm
    He’d BETTER miss us, Christina.

    Or else…
    *****

    He will!!!!

  647. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    noyce dooblay

  648. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Jorge was motoring there, lol.

  649. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Christina-

    I added your submission :-)

  650. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Posada with a triple, that he turns into a double.

    :)

  651. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I agree, Pat.

  652. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    That Pena home run brought back memories.

    It was like my first joke on the Lohud blog.
    The dreaded silent treatment from my Yankee peers.

    Thankfully, Nick in SF came over and said nice hit kid. Keep em comin, but don’t always swing for the fences. Just say the Patriots cheat once in awhile and you’ll be in with the blog boss. Great advice from the pro.

  653. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    I don’t exactly know what “or else” means really.. but it sounded good and forceful, lol.

  654. YankeesJTJ September 28th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    No Offense to Pete, i’ve been reading the blog about 2 years and i really enjoy it, but i won’t be clicking on the sox blog. I’d rather have my blood sucked out by leaches… I live in NH and hear enough about the sox every day, I couldn’t stomach reading a great blog like this about them. Good luck in the new job Pete.

  655. zmaster September 28th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    swisher delivers the pie?

  656. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Swisher is the designated Pie thrower!

  657. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    if anyone cares – the RS game is called…Toronto wins 11-5

  658. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Nice. Good for you, Shelley!

    Great job.

  659. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    I laugh at you and Nick all the time, DT.

    Occasionally, its even out loud when people around me think i’m the resident crazy woman, lol.

  660. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Guzman is fast

  661. A-ROD! A-ROD! September 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    LOL DT

    something tells me Pete and his new sox fans are going to have a much bigger problem with trolls than we did.

  662. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Yay, Shelley.

  663. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    “if anyone cares – the RS game is called…Toronto wins 11-5″

    I CARE!!! I CARE!!!

    If only the Rangers would cooperate. We did our part!

  664. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Guzman is fast! I think he’ll be on the post season roster just for speed.

  665. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    ” which blog will you click on first come Wed, Sam Borden or Pete Abe’s new Sox blog? I have to say I think i’m goig to click on the sox blog.”

    I have a feeling Pete will be so distraught and overcome with emotion – he won’t be able to blog for a week after he leaves here.

    Plus – he mentioned on Twitter, he won’t start there until next Tues.

  666. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    I want in on the competition!

    1) Jeter
    2) Rodriguez
    3) Teixeira
    4) Damon
    5) Posada
    6) Matsui
    7) Cano
    8 )Swisher
    9) Cabrera
    10) Hairston Jr
    11) Molina
    12) Guzman
    13) Gardner

    14) Marte
    15) Rivera
    16) Pettitte
    17) Aceves
    18) Sabathia
    19) Robertson
    20) Burnett
    21) Chamberlain
    22) Gaudin
    23) Hughes
    24) Bruney
    25) Coke

  667. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    GB, I was just kidding, lol……..and I must be a little boy at heart. I always tease the ones I like……..

  668. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Imagine trying to celebrate clinching the WC while on a losing streak, and you only get it by the other team losing.

    That can’t feel real satisfying.

  669. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Red sox magic number stuck on 2 pending the outcome of the Rangers game. Yep great idea resting everyone up for the playoffs. What oh oops….

  670. BJK September 28th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    GGBG, meet GGFG.

  671. Bo Knows September 28th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Boy I hate when players like Gardner regress. He’s a strong, compact kind of player. Before he got hurt he was out of this slap pappy, rinky dink swing of his. He had some extension on his swings and at times was driving the ball hard. Now, not only does he have any extension, he’s rolling over on the outside pitch. It’s a total shame. All he is at this point, is a pinch runner.

  672. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    dt- Well, if the soxs don’t make it Pete might be back covering the Yankees for the Globe. :-)

  673. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks, Erica :)

    Did Coney really give out his actual phone number? I really hope hes joking

  674. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    “I’d rather have my blood sucked out by leaches… I live in NH and hear enough about the sox every day, I couldn’t stomach reading a great blog like this about them.”

    Substitute RI for NH and you have me saying the same thing. I also have never gone on a Sux blog, ever, and I am not going to start now. I have no desire to, actually, and feel I have nothing to add nor nothing I care to talk with them about. It has absolutely nothing to do with Pete.

  675. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Nice snag by Juan.

  676. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    jennifer
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:38 pm
    Swisher is the designated Pie thrower!

    ————————————————————

    I guess that means that Cano will be the cut-off man. Swisher couldn’t reach the target.

  677. Casual September 28th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Anyone catch Cone’s phone number? I missed it

  678. iiicollies September 28th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Go Baby Yanks!

  679. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    “UPDATE, 10:29 p.m.:
    Here’s my question: If the Yankees win in a walk-off, who administers the pie?”

    I think Nick Swisher will make history by being the first player to pie himself during the on-field interview.

  680. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Here’s my question: If the Yankees win in a walk-off, who administers the pie?

    I nominate Big CC or Swishalicious as Designated Pie Administrator.

  681. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    GJ Chad!

  682. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    I’m going to send Cone a copy of this book:

    http://www.amazon.com/Zombie-S.....1400049628

  683. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Good game for Gaudin.

  684. nature boy September 28th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    is david cone joking about giving out his real phone number during a broadcast or did he really give his real number? i know he gave a number out but know way he would be that crazy

  685. pat September 28th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Coney gave out the first 9 numbers. A little trial and error gave them the 10th number.

  686. Frank & Beans September 28th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    “I’d rather have my blood sucked out by leaches… I live in NH and hear enough about the sox every day, I couldn’t stomach reading a great blog like this about them.”

    Substitute RI for NH and you have me saying the same thing. I also have never gone on a Sux blog, ever, and I am not going to start now. I have no desire to, actually, and feel I have nothing to add nor nothing I care to talk with them about. It has absolutely nothing to do with Pete.
    *****************

    I like to listen to weei when the socks lose it makes me laugh to listen to all the idiots go crazy.

  687. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    When did he do that?

    And the way to stop Kay from advancing is with condiments. :)

  688. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Kruk: Joba will never be King Felix.

    Kruk: Shelly can hit.

  689. Frank & Beans September 28th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    NO way Rangers make the playoffs they stink. The Socks will be in the playoffs

  690. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Betsy
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    GB, I was just kidding, lol……..and I must be a little boy at heart. I always tease the ones I like……..

    ————————————————————

    We’ll see, Betsy. The other night you mentioned something about Mrs. Wilkes in Savannah being only open for lunch. That’s true. If you want a great steak, my suggestion is The Chart House on River Street. great view of the river, fire place, beautiful and great food and service. They have very good seafood, also. You’ll love it.

  691. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    I know he gave out his number, minus the number at the end, in a previous broadcast and said that he had received an astronomical number of text messages. I think it was Singleton who said it would be easy enough for people to guess it since there were only 10 possible numbers that could be added to the end.

  692. Valerie G. September 28th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Signing off now…bye everybody!

    Go NYY!

  693. iiicollies September 28th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Red Sox game called after 7 innings, BJs win

  694. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Acerbic Hatchet. Caught that late. Well done.

  695. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    wow I missed that. Didn’t know he gave out most of the numbers. Darnit!

  696. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Rangers are losing 4-0 to the Angels so far. Looks like the Red Sox just have to breathe and let Texas do the work.

  697. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    How funny a lot of other people probably got text say. Hey CONE MAN YOU ROCK! They were probably like what the heck!

  698. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    beep beep beep beep that is the sound of the soxs backing into the playoffs.

  699. Betsy September 28th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    GB, I love a good steak, but we can get that in NY. We’re only in Savannah two nights, so I’m going to try and steer my parents to restaurants that can only be found in Savannah…..I appreciate the recommendation and the next time I’m down there (and there WILL be a next time), I will put it on my list.

  700. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    I would have just gone for stright out A H. But who’s counting.

  701. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    The Red Sox don’t have to win another game.

  702. pat September 28th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Yanks doing more community service work today.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....-1.1483666

  703. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Nice pop for Cervelli.

  704. Dan September 28th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    I don’t get it – Cervelli can’t hit a beachball in the minors but hits pretty well in the majors.

  705. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    nice hit by Frankie Angel Eyes Cervelli

  706. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Cervelli with a shocker. That was a hard hit ball to the opposite field.

  707. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Anyway Nick, you and I have a truce and it will not be undone by purile references by your understudy in attempt to get you back to the dark side!

    :)

  708. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    we have some nice young talent

  709. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    JALAPENA!!

  710. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Pena on fireeeeee!!!

  711. RS September 28th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Pena thinks he’s too good for small ball.

  712. Benny Blanco September 28th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    how good is pena.

  713. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    And some people were worried about the Yankee lineup. Tch tch tch.

  714. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 28th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Ahhh did Cone just said the 2 “youts”? MY cousin vinny = best movie ever!

  715. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Dan
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:54 pm
    I don’t get it – Cervelli can’t hit a beachball in the minors but hits pretty well in the majors.
    ———

    Some players are AAAA players. Cervelli is a true major leaguer in the making!

  716. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    DT is a pro and a great contributor in his own right, understudy to no one.

    A truce is preferable to no truce, but it is not the same as a peace treaty. As previously stated.

  717. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    “I would have just gone for stright out A H. But who’s counting.”

    you just can’t go throwing out A-H, Ad Hoc willy-nilly.
    There is detente to worry about.

  718. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson)
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:56 pm
    JALAPENA!!
    ————

    VERY funny!

  719. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    I don’t know, considering that the team tonight is mostly derided as the “scrubs” the people who stuck it out there, have gotten to see a pretty good game so far.

    The scrubs have accounted pretty well for themselves.

  720. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    “A truce is preferable to no truce, but it is not the same as a peace treaty. As previously stated.”

    Why don’t you explain your understanding of the differences.

  721. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    RT @baldvinny: the guy who caught penas hr traded it for a ball signed by the bullpen (minus mariano). no deal!

  722. Lauren September 28th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    they won the division and swept the sox, yet folks are bickering over dave robertson and shelly duncan? i guess one night of peace is too much to ask. yikes.

    no wonder pete hollered at all of you.

  723. RS September 28th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    It’s weird seeing so much speed in the lineup.

  724. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Pena making a case to be in the postseason roster instead of Guzman.

  725. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Betsy
    September 28th, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    GB, I love a good steak, but we can get that in NY. We’re only in Savannah two nights, so I’m going to try and steer my parents to restaurants that can only be found in Savannah…..I appreciate the recommendation and the next time I’m down there (and there WILL be a next time), I will put it on my list.

    ————————————————————

    If you like seafood, you’ll have plenty to chose from. All along River Street…out in Thunderbolt, Tybee Island. Johnny Harris’ on Victory Drive.

    http://www.google.com/search?s.....estaurants

  726. S.A.--Serenity Now September 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    If only Pena was wearing his catwoman suit tonight while playing. :P

  727. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    hmm yeah, Pena and Cervelli are padding their stats today. would be nice if Miranda joins the fun too. =(

  728. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Wow.

    Nice.

  729. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    “If only Pena was wearing his catwoman suit tonight while playing.”

    maybe he is underneath. lol :)

  730. The Ghost September 28th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Cervelli and Pena would be starting on a lot of teams in this major league of baseball and on the Yankees they are 3rd string. Goes to show you the strength of this roster.

  731. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    We have a good bench!!!

  732. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Please lord let me see a grand slam

  733. Johnny D. September 28th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Gaudin should be a surer bet than Joba.

  734. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Carl
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    Please lord let me see a grand slam
    ——–
    I’m with you!

  735. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Who knew Cano would ever find himself in this position today?

  736. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Johnny D.
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:04 pm
    Gaudin should be a surer bet than Joba.
    ——-
    Both are surer bet than Mitre.

  737. RS September 28th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    It’s still mind boggling to me that the Yankees have hit 230 homeruns and only 1 has been a grandslam. And that came by Jose Molina, the worst HR hitter on the team.

  738. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Good article pat, but that newsday website is sure brutal. Why they have a black backdrop is besides me.

  739. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    “Please lord let me see a grand slam”

    check You Tube. He might have more pressing needs.

  740. Matthew Cohen September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    lol

    Pete – i hope that your replacement has the same sense of humor at 11 PM with 2 minor league teams playing.

  741. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    YEs!!!!!!!!!!

  742. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    OH MY FRIGGIN GOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111111111111111

  743. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    WOW…a granny? wow!!!

  744. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Carl!! Robbie decided to oblige you!

  745. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Robbie!!!

    Wow.

  746. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    CANO!!!! risp!!!

  747. RS September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Haha they were due for a grandslam. Nice job, Cano.

  748. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Lord….what a beautiful swing by Cano.

  749. The Damon-ator September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    it would be something if that cured Robbie’s hitting with RISP woes

  750. The Ghost September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    too bad that only counts for one hit for his RISP average. Grand Slams should count for more ;)

  751. RalphieD (OPPC) September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    fear us! nice going robbie!

  752. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    ““Please lord let me see a grand slam”

    check You Tube. He might have more pressing needs.”

    but then again… it might be a slow night up there.

  753. Dan September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Did that really just happen?

  754. pat September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Ask and you shall receive. :smile:

  755. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    A truce is a cessation of open hostilities.

    A peace treaty, unless forced by a victor onto the defeated, involves the addressing of past grievances.

    Robinson Cano just forced a peace treaty onto that baseball; they will never come to blows again.

  756. S.A.--Serenity Now September 28th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Cano

    :shock:

  757. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Robbie only hit a gs cause the pressure is off now. This game means nothing! He is just padding his stats. The game was already well in hand!

    j/k

  758. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    amazing! can’t wait for the video to be loaded tomorrow

  759. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Hip, Hip, Cano?

  760. sunny615 September 28th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    AAA Scranton pounding the AAAA Royals… yikes. Perhaps it’s time for the Royals GM to start re-strategizing…?

  761. Jones September 28th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    Awesome for the young guns Peña & Cervelli.

  762. Johnny D. September 28th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    This is why KC has a 64-92 win-loss record. If we don’t win all of the final games of the season, it would shock me.

  763. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Will we see Farnsworth?

  764. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    You know- Cano looks like a natural int he #3 spot. :-)

  765. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    hmm yeah, the Royals are being whipped by the SWB Yanks, plus Cano, Posada, and Hinske.

  766. Dave September 28th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Let’s all take a moment to revel in the fact that the Yankees of 2009 have speed (Pena, Miranda) and power (Hinske) and utility (Hairston Jr.) on the BENCH.

  767. jennifer September 28th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    Is Kyle still with the Royals?

  768. pat September 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Someone drop Shaugnessy an email and tell him some teams can win without their A line-up. :wink:

  769. RS September 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    For a game full of scrubs, this has been exciting to watch. It’s definitely more fun watching Pena and Cervelli get huge hits than it is watching seasoned vets like Jeter and Tex, much as I love those guys.

  770. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    if all the Yankees AAA pitchers weren’t in Pittsburgh right now – it might have been a shutout tonight.

  771. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Dave, Miranda does NOT have speed. power, yes. speed no.

  772. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Five runs in and still no outs?

    WOW, I love the SWB Yanks!!

  773. Marcus September 28th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Pete, your commentary has seemed less emotional, more mocking and simply insulting considering the loyalty of your fans and the fact you’re abandoning us soon. Can you put some life into your final few days? Come on.

  774. RalphieD (OPPC) September 28th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    “Let’s all take a moment to revel in the fact that the Yankees of 2009 have speed (Pena, Miranda) and power (Hinske) and utility (Hairston Jr.) on the BENCH”

    no one has ever accused miranda of having speed..

  775. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I STILL wanna see a Miranda home run before the night is over.

  776. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Sorry but the final jeopardy music ran out a long time ago. Anyway a truce is more than enough for me.

    ****************************

    Because I think it is safe to do this right now, I will give you the updated Prediction list.

    UPDATED 2009 YANKEE WINS PREDICTION CHART
    (CURRENTLY STANDS AT 101 WINS)
    Created on April 6, 2009
    poster # of games

    TOMPASS 124 :(
    S.O.S. 118 :(
    ROB THOMPSON 110 :(
    *RAYVT 107 :(
    #2 FOR PREZ 106
    *ANGEL 105
    PEL 105
    BACKBENCH 105
    *TOM B 104
    DR. COX 104
    TRISHA 103
    VSPOT 103
    KEVIN IN CT 102
    NICK IN SF 102
    YANKEESJTJ 102
    GLOBAL WARMING 102
    MG 102
    THE PREDIKTER 101
    *L-tothe2ND 101
    LORI 100 :(
    MEL 100 :(
    TEX’S NEW BF 100 :(
    PATRICK 100 :(
    *ERICA 100 :(
    BARDOS 99 :(
    VIN 99 :(
    JENNIFER 99 :(
    ED 99 :(
    *NYY626 99 :(
    DT 99 :(
    *STEVE-B 99 :(
    LAURA 98 :(
    PETE ABE 98 :(
    RISHI 98 :(
    RUSSW210 98 :(
    CLAYB 98 :(
    DOREEN 98 :(
    RB15 98 :(
    TOM IN NJ 97 :(
    FRAN 97 :(
    S.A. 97 :(
    HOKIEHILL 97 :(
    UNCLE ELLSWORTH 97 :(
    #2 FOR PREZ 96 :(
    GAYLE 96 :(
    PAT 96 :(
    WESTERNER99 96 :(
    PSYLUCK 96 :(
    STEVEB 96 :(
    MICHAEL KAY 96 :(
    JOHN IN OHIO 95 :(
    MARK 95 :(
    B-DAVE 94 :(
    *WAIT TIL THEY COME 94 :(

    * added 7/29 or later

  777. Mike September 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    And some people were complaning the people that paid for the tickets should get their money back. That gran slam should make em happy.

    How are they losing so badly to a triple A lineup with 3 regulars?

  778. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Erica, are you still around?

  779. Dave September 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    “Dave, Miranda does NOT have speed. power, yes. speed no.”

    He’s got good speed according to the criteria of a late-addition to the postseason roster (right?) – and I have a feeling his SB tonight wasn’t representative.

  780. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Dave
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:10 pm
    Let’s all take a moment to revel in the fact that the Yankees of 2009 have speed (Pena, Miranda) and power (Hinske) and utility (Hairston Jr.) on the BENCH.

    ————————————————————

    If Miranda was racing a Belgian Draft Horse, then, yeah, he’s got speed. It would be close, though.

  781. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    No justice, no peace.

  782. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    September 28th, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    “Let’s all take a moment to revel in the fact that the Yankees of 2009 have speed (Gardner, Guzman, Pena) and power (Hinske, Miranda) and utility (Hairston Jr.) on the BENCH”

    Fixed it for you.

  783. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Trisha-

    Don’t know why I feel the need to point this out, but whoever #2 for Prez is, cheated and made 2 guesses

  784. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Dave,

    Are you sure you don’t mean Guzman?

  785. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    True, but when you can slug like Miranda can, and can drive the ball all over the park like Miranda can, and when you can slug as a lefty in Yankee Stadium like Miranda can – who the hell needs speed? :D.

    But you’re right, that fellow is thinking of someone else.

  786. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    “He’s got good speed according to the criteria of a late-addition to the postseason roster (right?) – and I have a feeling his SB tonight wasn’t representative.”

    what the hell are you reading? you definitely got the wrong person.

  787. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    Erica, are you still around?
    ****

    Yuppers. What’s up??

  788. Dave September 28th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    “September 28th, 2009 at 11:12 pm
    “Let’s all take a moment to revel in the fact that the Yankees of 2009 have speed (Gardner, Guzman, Pena) and power (Hinske, Miranda) and utility (Hairston Jr.) on the BENCH”

    Fixed it for you.”

    thank you thank you thank you

  789. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    What game are you watching? Miranda hasn’t got a stolen base. He hasn’t even gotten on base.

  790. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    I’ve seen Miranda close to a dozen times this year in AAA and he definitely does not have speed. Shelley Duncan has more speed than him

  791. Dave September 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    “Dave,

    Are you sure you don’t mean Guzman?”

    Yes – my mistake everyone

  792. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Doreen-

    Btw, I made an executice decision. I have decided to not purchase a Wii after all and I am going to purchase a Kindle instead around Thanksgiving

  793. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    What game are you watching? Miranda hasn’t got a stolen base. He hasn’t even gotten on base.

    lol

  794. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    He’s got bat speed though. I would love for Miranda to come off our bench. He’s a better hitter than Hinske, although I see the value of Hinske.

  795. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    lol. Some fool is yelling for michael kay. Suzyn’s asking Sterling, “Does he really think if he keeps calling michael, that he’ll stop broadcasting to talk to him?”

    It must be empty, cuz you can here a couple of people yelling, “michael! michael!”

  796. SCX September 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Poor Royals. The Yankees run out a half minor league team, and still put up 8 runs on you.

  797. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    “No justice, no peace.”

    It’s really a take it or leave it proposition. I decided to attempt to be civil because it was unfair for the forum to have to be exposed to continual bickering. I live nicely this way. I am civil to you, you are civil to me. I desire no more, and no less.

  798. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm
    Erica, are you still around?
    ****

    Yuppers. What’s up??
    ————-
    I just saw the commercial for the postseason suites on TV which led me to being bummed. They must not be selling though if they are advertising them on tv, right?

  799. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    For those who keep track of such things-
    Robbie Cano, who never hits with RISP (according to some people), now has one more grand slam than Derek Jeter

  800. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Erica =

    I think that’s a wise decision. If you’re an avid reader, you will definitely get more use out of the Kindle than the Wii. Wii is great, but you really have to have a lot of spare time at home to get the most out of it. Reading is a lot more portable! :)

    I might ask for one for Christmas! :)

  801. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    ————-
    I just saw the commercial for the postseason suites on TV which led me to being bummed. They must not be selling though if they are advertising them on tv, right?
    *****

    I think the same thing everytime I see that commercial. I still think we can totally double team Cashman and negotiate

  802. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Erica, I put my 25 guys like almost an hour ago. I hope it counts :)

  803. Wow. September 28th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    All the guys in the bullpen signed a ball and put it in a case for the fan who gave Pena’s HR ball back. I love this team.

  804. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Maybe people are confusing Miranda Speed with Miranda Rights.

  805. RS September 28th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe Pena and Cervelli are both hitting over .290 right now.

  806. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    I guess Melancon will close out the 9th inning, tonight.

  807. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    We have on more game to stalk Cashman by the elevator….

  808. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    “Don’t know why I feel the need to point this out, but whoever #2 for Prez is, cheated and made 2 guesses”

    Erica, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was more my making some kind of mistake. I am not great with numbers and charts and definitely got some of the stuff wrong at the beginning and had people correcting me. I actually asked people to watch to make sure I had their stuff represented right.

    I didn’t realize there was a double. If I knew better how to search the archives here I could try to go back and find it!

  809. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    two more games actually… I think it can work if we ask nicely.

  810. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Doreen
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    Erica =

    I think that’s a wise decision. If you’re an avid reader, you will definitely get more use out of the Kindle than the Wii. Wii is great, but you really have to have a lot of spare time at home to get the most out of it. Reading is a lot more portable!

    I might ask for one for Christmas!
    *****

    Thats the whole thing. As cool as the Wii looks, a gaming system is definitely not what is missing from my life. Between my insand TV habit, the Yankees, my job, and some sort of social life, I really have no time for video games.
    Plus, the games are not cheap.

    I am an avid reader. And I was thinking the Kindle would be perfect for my New Years trip to Vegas.

    So my mind is rather made up

  811. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    trisha,

    Can you change my frown into a smiley face, please? :)

  812. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    sooo..after today, should Cashman call up Kevin Russo to take over Cano’s place tomorrow? since Hairston is still injuried.

  813. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    My heavens, the Angels are beating the Rangers 7-0 going into the bottom of the 4th. They’ve scored every inning. What happened to the Rangers’ pitching?

  814. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Yanks_Fan
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:19 pm
    Erica, I put my 25 guys like almost an hour ago. I hope it counts
    ****

    I am not feeling very Gestapo-ish tonight. Even though you were way late on the deadline I accepted it. Consider it a gesture of goodwill and good luck in the contest :-)

  815. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    GreenBeret7
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:21 pm
    I guess Melancon will close out the 9th inning, tonight.
    ====
    If he does, I’ll fly my kite at midnight.

  816. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    For all of the complaints about Cano not hitting with EISP, I suggest looking at his numbers before this year. This is just a fluke year. For such a slug, 84 RBI and 102 runs scored ain’t bad.

  817. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    m, I actually put out that proposition the other night. It might be better to have the higher numbers coming down as frowns, and the lower numbers going up, as smiles. What do you think?

    But then what symbol do I use for the eventual winner(s)?

  818. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm
    “Don’t know why I feel the need to point this out, but whoever #2 for Prez is, cheated and made 2 guesses”

    Erica, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was more my making some kind of mistake. I am not great with numbers and charts and definitely got some of the stuff wrong at the beginning and had people correcting me. I actually asked people to watch to make sure I had their stuff represented right.

    I didn’t realize there was a double. If I knew better how to search the archives here I could try to go back and find it!
    *****

    Its really not a big deal. I just noticed it this week when I posted the chart for you. I am ridiculously anal when it comes to things like that. But I admit I have a problem :-)

  819. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Cano not hitting with ***RISP***

  820. Robin September 28th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Yay!!!!
    “JalaPeña” gets the Play of The game.

  821. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Erica – I had my 25 man roster guess all typed up and ready to hand in, and my dog ate it.

    Too tired to retype it, I’ll just check the lawn tomorrow…

  822. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm
    two more games actually… I think it can work if we ask nicely.
    ****

    How low cut of a shirt will you wear when we ask nicely? LOL

  823. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:26 pm
    Erica – I had my 25 man roster guess all typed up and ready to hand in, and my dog ate it.

    Too tired to retype it, I’ll just check the lawn tomorrow…
    ****

    Did the Microsoft Office assistant doggie really eat your homework???

  824. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    Trisha,

    I’ve been chuckling conspiratorially with you all weekend over Little Dusty’s futility in the Bronx. :D

  825. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    I like the idea of a Kindle, but I discovered I can use my Ipod Touch to read books in much the same way. I’m reading so much more now that I can take books with me on the go, I bet the Kindle does the same thing.

  826. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    “I am not feeling very Gestapo-ish tonight. Even though you were way late on the deadline I accepted it. Consider it a gesture of goodwill and good luck in the contest”
    ————-
    Thats why you are my favorite poster here :P!

    Viva La Yanks!!

  827. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Not good, kids. They don’t need to give away at bats. It’s not the score….it’s the bad habits.

  828. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Erica, you are a credit to your profession! I just did a search on it and see what you mean. I may try to find the April 6th lohud blog and go from there. But unless there is some magic way to do it, the thought of hitting “previous” a million times just isn’t attractive!

  829. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    Yanks_Fan
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm
    “I am not feeling very Gestapo-ish tonight. Even though you were way late on the deadline I accepted it. Consider it a gesture of goodwill and good luck in the contest”
    ————-
    Thats why you are my favorite poster here !

    Viva La Yanks!!
    ****

    Awww, thank you. You make me blush :oops:

  830. Jones September 28th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    The kids did amazing tonight. Happy for them.

  831. TurboWei September 28th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    I think Ozzie’s comment also applies to KC.

    This is a team who doesn’t wanna play baseball anymore, they have lost their pride.

  832. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 28th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    “Did the Microsoft Office assistant doggie really eat your homework???”

    yes, it was Power Pup – my Microsoft Assistant Helper.
    I knew I should have stuck with Clippy.

  833. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    Bod, had you been around I was actually going to give you the full rendition and not just the final stanza! I would have had to be creative but I think I could have done it. That game yesterday deserved the entire poem. But since I didn’t see you I didn’t see the sense in wasting the effort when only you would have appreciated it!

  834. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm
    Erica, you are a credit to your profession! I just did a search on it and see what you mean. I may try to find the April 6th lohud blog and go from there. But unless there is some magic way to do it, the thought of hitting “previous” a million times just isn’t attractive!
    ****

    There are monthly archives on the right side of the blog. You can go directly to April 2009. But I don’t thinka nyone noticed until I pointed it out.

    And my insane power of observation does help me lots at work :-)

  835. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    I was just kidding. I wanted the smiley to myself because, you know, I’m so awesome!!!!!

    You know when I made that prediction, I really wanted to say more. That’s how good I felt about this team. But I didn’t want to jinx the team or be an obnoxious fangirl.

    101 and still going…

  836. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    There hasn’t been one great play needed tonight to get the Yanks out of trouble. A couple of hard hits, but, Gaudin and the bullpen has been sterling (no…not John), tonight.

  837. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    This was actually a pretty fun game to watch

  838. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    Trisha, I don’t blame you for prefering the status quo. You get the better of the deal, having neither backed up nor apologized for the objectionable things you said.

    It was my mistake to let your trash talking annoy me, so the truce is fine but you wanted to know how a truce was different from peace; now you know.

  839. Rishi September 28th, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    thata’s a pretty quick game considering the score

  840. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 28th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    “And my insane power of observation does help me lots at work.”

    Does the woman in the cubicle next to you think so? :lol:

  841. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    The Yankees wiiiiiiiiin!

  842. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    Good game.

  843. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    TurboWei
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:30 pm
    I think Ozzie’s comment also applies to KC.

    This is a team who doesn’t wanna play baseball anymore, they have lost their pride.

    ————————————————————

    Really? Boston didn’t think so.

  844. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 28th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    okay seriously, there is no stopping this team now. they could win anything right now, even with this lineup. :D

  845. Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Nice game. Really nice game.

  846. Yanks_Fan September 28th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    101!!!!!!!!!!!!

  847. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    Pena sounds really happy

  848. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:34 pm

    “I think Ozzie’s comment also applies to KC.

    This is a team who doesn’t wanna play baseball anymore, they have lost their pride.”

    I can’t agree with this. KC had gone 7 and 3 in their most recent 10 games when the Sux marched in, and they took the first two games from the Sux. Last night Zack Greinke won his 16th game, beating the Twins last night. You only can do what you can do. The Yanks are the best team in baseball, even with their B/C lineup in the game.

  849. Stevie September 28th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    45 games above .500

  850. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:31 pm
    “Did the Microsoft Office assistant doggie really eat your homework???”

    yes, it was Power Pup – my Microsoft Assistant Helper.
    I knew I should have stuck with Clippy.
    ******

    Funny story-

    A bunch of years back when I first started working, I was at a client working in a small room with two guys who were both higher ranking than me. I tend to be a very distracting influence and would pretty much ramble on all day long about anything (if you can believe such a thing).

    I used to use the doggie Office assistant because he was cute. So one day I was annoying the guys so much they kept yelling at me to be quiet. So I finally agreed I would be quiet. Then the office dog on my computer let out a bark.

    So the guy yells at me, “What the heck is wrong with you? You are resorting to barking for us??”.

    I was laughing so hard I couldn’t even speak

  851. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I’ve changed my mind. I want Aceves as the #5 starter next season.

    Jan-Ken-Po (rock-paper-scissors) decides which of Joba and Phil goes to the bullpen next season.

  852. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    I went to the Friday/Saturday games and Jets on Sunday, listening to Yanks on radio at latter and watched the ESPN replay in my hotel room.

    Left the computer at home.

    I did miss the punctuation of the little poem, though, very much :(.

    And I was meaning to tell you, that, somewhere….

  853. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Robi’s YES on-field post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/7PUo

  854. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    September 28th, 2009 at 11:33 pm
    “And my insane power of observation does help me lots at work.”

    Does the woman in the cubicle next to you think so?
    ****

    She is not insane. She is annoying. Huge difference

    We actually work in different departments so I don’t interact much with her. I just hear her muttering to herself and yelling at her computer all day because she can never figure out what she is doing

  855. Carl September 28th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    Thanks Pel :)

  856. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:37 pm

    “having neither backed up nor apologized for the objectionable things you said. ”

    Here’s the difference between us. I don’t need an apology for all of the objectionable things you said. I don’t care enough. I’m fine with being civil.

  857. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Nick and Trisha-

    I am witnessing the worst truce/civility pact ever. Seriously.

    Don’t make me send you to the O’neill banner. Just quit it

  858. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:39 pm

    Trish,

    I should add, as far as the longer version, you’ll have some time to compose, provided Little Dusty and his little group show up in the ALCS :D.

  859. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 28th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Oh yes. THAT is the difference between us.

    :roll:

    Let’s just drop it before matt shows up and chides me.

  860. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Get a (court)room, guys.

  861. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    “And I was meaning to tell you, that, somewhere….”

    :) :) :)

    Okay tell ya what. Next time you are here, I am going to have that postgame review for you, but this will be the whole enchilada. I’ll have to do a little work to get it in shape.

    Meanwhile, the Sux lose 4 in a row and Texas loses ground. Shame on them.

    :(

  862. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:43 pm

    “Let’s just drop it before matt shows up and chides me.”

    passive-aggressive much?

    It’s all good Nick. Work out your angst whatever way you need to.

  863. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:45 pm

    Trisha,

    Looking forward :D.

    Texas, for whatever reason, lost interest.

    From a baseball perspective, though, I eagerly await the Boston-LAA series. Nothing is better than winning your own Game 1 and relaxing on the off day, watching the other guys battle it out.

  864. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Erica, Nick isn’t getting his way and when that happens he spins out of control.

    I am happy to go back to what was happening previous to this little departure. I have no difficulty ignoring him but will not sit aside like a mope if he takes shots. If people can’t deal with that, that’s really too bad.

    If he wants to continue to have civil interchange, I am happy to do that too.

  865. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    magic # = (-3)

  866. rb September 28th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    Hi folks…

    Just got back from the game…yes, I know it just ended. Let’s just say my sister is not a die-hard fan. We left after the 5th – got to see El Nino’s HR (that was really cool) – got to the car in time to hear Shelly’s go ahead single. I didn’t even know KC had scored a second run. Heard Cano’s GS in the car. :( :( :(

    I need to find someone who’s willing to wait out rain delays.

  867. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 28th, 2009 at 11:46 pm

    David Cone is making an awfully big assumption.

    I have a feeling we’ll be heading to the West Coast in ALCS.

  868. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 28th, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    “Nothing is better than winning your own Game 1 and relaxing on the off day, watching the other guys battle it out.”

    I’m with ya.

  869. Mo Wang September 28th, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    Interesting game for Pete’s finale…

  870. zmaster September 28th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    nice win by swb

  871. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said September 28th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Great win by the Yankees tonight. Pena, Cervelli and Gaudin was awesome. This team with one of great pitchers on the mound could win w/anyone in the field. lol.

  872. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said September 28th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    correction: were awesome.

  873. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    “Doreen September 28th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    My heavens, the Angels are beating the Rangers 7-0 going into the bottom of the 4th. They’ve scored every inning. What happened to the Rangers’ pitching?”

    ___________________________

    Isn’t this the team that has been told all year by Nolan Ryan that the pitchers need to push for one more inning when they think they are done?

    Maybe, just maybe, they have emptied the tanks.

    Too often in recent years, we have seen where younger arms are pushed a little too much and then they just have little left. While some feel it is babying the pitchers by limiting them with pitch counts and innings pitched, going up more gradually. A lot of research had been done to come to that conclusion. While it may not apply to every one, the risks of injury or just becoming plain worn out are higher when they are pushed too much.

  874. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    YES post-game Booth Report with Bob Lorenz, Michael Kay, and David Cone:

    http://bit.ly/1cxLAB

  875. m September 28th, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    bodhi,

    I’m not assuming we’ll be joining them in the ALCS, but I wouldn’t be surprised if the Angels won their half of the draw.

    Their only real question mark is their bullpen.

    As for who I’d prefer? It’s tough. I don’t look forward to Angel Stadium. But I don’t look forward to Boston, even though I think we match up better against them.

  876. Abdababdaserser September 28th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    I don’t care what team they face in the ALCS, mainly because it means they got there.

    A best of 7 series gives the best team in baseball a good chance to move to the WS against any team they have to face.

  877. Erica - always OPPC September 28th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Pete questioning Joe Girardi!!!

  878. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 28th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/ZUVdp

  879. Prime September 28th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    With today’s win, the yankees are guaranteed to not have a losing record against any team this season, even if they lose the next 5 games. They’ve won most of their season series and tied the rest. Pretty impressive.

  880. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    m,

    I agree we match up better vs. Boston, which doesn’t trump us in any phase of the game, IMO.

    Angels, I think, would be a tougher opponent, but i’d still favor the powerful Yankees – power pitching, power hitting, etc.

    The Angels BP isn’t good, but their SP is under rated and the lineup is very deep, and much more patient than in past years.

    The travel is the true culprit when it comes to Angel Stadium, IMO.

    I really look forward to watching that Bos-LAA series, regardless of outcome.

  881. Backbench September 29th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    m

    “magic # = (-3)”

    Terrific. I was wondering when we would see this mathematical issue addressed.

  882. Nick von Clausewitz in SF September 29th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    m, in this particular case, perhaps you should keep that to yourself.

    Trisha, if you want to call my reference to matt ‘passive-agressive’ as opposed to subtle, that’s a legitimate interpretation. But to follow up that with “Work out your angst whatever way you need to” suggests either open hypocrisy or severe tone-deafness.

    And then to write “Nick isn’t getting his way and when that happens he spins out of control” is just taking that hypocrisy/unawareness to the next level.

    The baseball team I root for won tonight and I answered your question, so I don’t know how I didn’t get my way. I didn’t for a second expect any more out of you than I got, though I could have done with less. Maybe that’s what you mean.

  883. Misty September 29th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    awwwww look at Pena. Huge Smile. He’s so ecstatic!

  884. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Erica, I actually found it. Thanks for pointing it out.

    number 2 for prez
    April 6th, 2009 at 1:23 pm
    trisha,

    I got 106!

    I made the change.

  885. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 12:04 am

    Nick, let’s roll it back to yesterday and proceed. Pete deserves to have a nice last few days. I intend to do what I can to be part of that.

  886. Shmizzutto September 29th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Just thought it’d be interesting to share that the only other Yankee player besides Joe DiMaggio to score 400 runs, bat .300, get 850 basehits and 85 homeruns in his first five years is Robinson Cano.

  887. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    pena seems like such a nice guy…its great to see guys like him perform on the big stage…hes went from a guy nobody thought would ever amount to anything, to possibly being on the post season roster….great year for him

  888. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 12:05 am

    Gaudin’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/47z20w

    Pena’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/12B0G9

  889. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Gaudin’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/47z20w

  890. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    It looked like Ramiro had the belt in his locker.

  891. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Pena’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/12B0G9

  892. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    “The baseball team I root for won tonight and I answered your question, so I don’t know how I didn’t get my way.”

    It was the “no justice no peace” that did it. Otherwise you would have most definitely gotten less rather than more!

    ;)

  893. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 12:07 am

    “With today’s win, the yankees are guaranteed to not have a losing record against any team this season…, ”

    What about The Nationals? The Phillies?

  894. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    The Angels are leading 10-0 in the bottom of the 6th. Maybe the Rangers are so unused to success that they just caved at the end. Or maybe, as someone pointed out, they didn’t take the care with their young arms and they all tired out.

  895. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    The Angels will probably be clinching tonight. Somehow I can’t see Texas coming back in this game. They are don’t have anything left to give.

  896. Jones September 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    Peña should be happy. He looks star struck. He seems like a good kid from how his teammates are with him.

  897. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 12:11 am

    I am off to bed. Good night Yankee people!!!!!

  898. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Agree.

  899. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    “The Angels will probably be clinching tonight. Somehow I can’t see Texas coming back in this game. They are don’t have anything left to give.”

    Agree

  900. m September 29th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Nick,

    Keep what to myself?

    If that’s your way of telling me to keep my nose out of your business, I’m all for that.

  901. pat September 29th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    New Post :arrow:

  902. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    Gotta love ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. They just said, “if the Yankees have a weakness, it may be CC Sabathia.”

    I’m not joking.

  903. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 12:19 am

    Ryan has been preaching all year about making the pitchers go deep, throw out the pitch counts, saying to give more when they think they are done.

    Today’s players haven’t been brought up that way. They are on pitch counts/limits from the earliest games they play.

    I fully respect Nolan Ryan, but he is from an era where arms were pushed and ruined in many cases. The successful ones of his days were horses. Trouble is there were probably a ton of pitchers who had short careers because they were used so heavy and couldn’t stand up to the work load so early.

    When arms are wearing down they lose control and command and some speed. I think that is some of what we are seeing from Texas.

    It doesn’t help that they play in such hot weather either. They are usually gassed by this time of year anyway.

  904. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 12:47 am

    “Gotta love ESPN’s Baseball Tonight. They just said, “if the Yankees have a weakness, it may be CC Sabathia.”
    I’m not joking.”

    if the goal is to squeeze into a pair of size 32 jeans, yeah he is the weakness. Going for a World Series trophy, not so much.

  905. Johnny September 29th, 2009 at 9:17 am

    Heyy my girls I luv yankees

  906. Johnny September 29th, 2009 at 9:18 am

    I luv ham,

  907. Yeah September 30th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    So playoff innings don’t get Andy any additional dough?

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