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Game 158: Royals at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Sep 29, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES (101-56)
Jeter SS
Damon LF
Teixeira 1B
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Swisher RF
Gardner CF
Molina C
Pena 2B

Pitching: RHP A.J. Burnett (12-9, 4.19).

ROYALS (64-93)
Maier LF
Betancourt SS
Butler 1B
Jacobs DH
Callaspo 2B
Teahen RF
Buck C
Gordon 3B
Anderson CF

Pitching: RHP Anthony Lerew (0-1, 3.86).

TIME/TV: 7:05, YES.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees have won six straight and are 45 games over .500 for the first time since ending the 2002 season 103-58. They have not been 46 games over since the 1998 team finished a ridiculous 114-48. … They have won 30 of their last 37 games at home.

ALL ABOUT A-ROD: The Yankees are 50-16 at home since Alex Rodriguez came back.

HOMER HAPPY: The Yankees have five players with 25 home runs (Robinson Cano, Hideki Matsui, A-Rod, Nick Swisher and Mark Teixeira) for the first time in team history. Johnny Damon has 24 and Jorge Posada 22.

ROYAL FLUSH: Kansas City has lost five of its last six games.

BURNETT’S BACK: After a rocky few weeks, A.J. Burnett has allowed three earned runs in his last 12.2 innings.

ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: It’s All Over Now by The Rolling Stones.

Back with more later.

UPDATE, 4:39 p.m.: Posada will catch tomorrow. … Kennedy threw a simulated game today. … Girardi plans to use the whole lineup together on Sunday.

UPDATE, 7:06 p.m.: The Yankees just held a lengthy pre-game ceremony to honor Melky Cabrera (hitting for the cycle), Derek Jeter (franchise hit record) and Mariano Rivera (500 saves). Those participating included Yogi Berra, Dave Winfield, Stick Michael, Tim Raines, Reggie Jackson, David Cone and Tino Martinez.

Andy Pettitte and Jorge Posada addressed the crowd. Hal Steinbrenner and Jessica Steinbrenner Swindal were there as well along with Felix Lopez. The Steinbrenner family is hosting a reception for the team this evening at NYY Steak.

UPDATE, 7:11 p.m.: We are underway at the Stadium. 61 degrees and a nice night.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: Molina snapped an 0-for-19 skid with that single.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: Sorry for the lack of updates. It’s a meaningless 2-1 games, that’s my only excuse. Phil Coke in now and in the process of saddling A.J. with a loss.

UPDATE, 9:11 p.m.: Coke not exactly showing a whole lot of smarts in this inning. I get he thought he had two outs. He has handed the Royals two runs and the lead. This guy is good for one lefty at a time. Beyond that you are rolling the dice.

UPDATE, 9:38 p.m.: David Robertson in for the first time since Sept. 5.

UPDATE, 9:57 p.m.: The only thing worse than a meaningless game is a long meaningless game. The only thing worse than a long meaningless game is a long meaningless game on your final day of work before getting a few days off.

UPDATE, 10:03 p.m.: If Swisher doesn’t take out one out here, it’s hard to have much hope in Gardner, Cervelli and Pena in the ninth inning against Soria.

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m.: That’s a sweet play by Hairston as Anderson just stood there. Trey Hillman should bench that guy for lack of hustle.

UPDATE, 10:11 p.m.: Farnsworth in to pitch. Krazy Kyle for my last game. How appropriate. Back in a bit with reaction from the 4-3 victory. Where is Soria?

UPDATE, 10:22 p.m.: The only question now is who wins it and gets the pie. I figure Cano jacks one out. Krazy Kyle never fails.

UPDATE, 10:24 p.m.: Pay attention, gang. Johnny’s going deep to right.

UPDATE, 10:28 p.m.: So predictable. Yankees win. That’s 15 walk-offs.

 
 

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960 Responses to “Game 158: Royals at Yankees”

  1. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    Keep it going Yanks!

  2. joeysdadjoe September 29th, 2009 at 3:33 pm

    I wish you luck in Wild Card land Pete.

  3. tex's friend September 29th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    Pre-warning people to not complain about the lineup. They have won the division already so who cares. Besides, even the lineup they had yesterday put up an 8 spot.

  4. Casanova Wong September 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Any word on Aj’s dad? I assume everything went well or AJ wouldn’t be pitching today.

  5. Yankee Jet September 29th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Pete,

    I’ve followed this great Yankee blog for three years but have never posted until now. Just wanted to thank you personally for the phenomenal job you have done and wish you luck in your future. I hope the Yankees win the World series in honor of your efforts these last few years.

    THANKS!!!

  6. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Uncle E-

    I will allow the modification. Only because I like you

  7. Johnny D. September 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: It’s All Over Now by The Rolling Stones.

    :(

  8. Jabu September 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Does the song choice reflect your current mood, Pete?
    This feels like an amicable divorce, where no one’s at fault, it’s just over..
    You will be missed, thank you for all your hard work.

  9. MikeBoston September 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    my guess on lineup for fun:
    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    Arod 3B
    matsui DH
    posada C
    swish RF
    gardner CF
    pena 2B

  10. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 3:39 pm

    Today is a MUST win game… hehehehehehe

  11. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    nice lineup today

  12. Jeff NJ September 29th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    This is definitely the power lineup, yesterday’s was the speed lineup.

  13. Laura - Say yes to Matsui in pinstripes for 2010 September 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    “Today is a MUST win game… hehehehehehe”

    Thanks for the chuckle, Erica!

  14. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Thanks Erica!

  15. tex's friend September 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Pete can start posting what the Boston media refers to as “Boston not even trying” lineup.

    cf ellsbury
    2b pedroia
    1b martinez
    3b youkilis
    dh ortiz
    lf bay
    rf drew
    c varitek
    ss gonzalez

    That is the lineup they played with this weekend more or less. the one the yankees pummeled all weekend.

  16. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Typical Girardi, Cano finally gets a big hit with RISP and he sits him down the next day. Doesn’t he realize, this is a must-win game?

  17. BL-Yankees FAN September 29th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Rare post-er, but Rabid Reader of this Blog and I just want to say Thanks, Pete. Good Luck and You will be missed.

  18. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    “This is definitely the power lineup, yesterday’s was the speed lineup”

    Shelly, Miranda, Cervelli, Hinske, Posada. More like the speed bump lineup.

  19. iiicollies September 29th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    This is definitely the power lineup, yesterday’s was the speed lineup.

    Yes, and what’s nice about this team is that Girardi adjust seamlessly from power to speed or vice versa during the course of a single game

  20. tex's friend September 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Don’t worry all. For those of you who salivate to see Shelley, Cervelli, Miranda and co, they will likely be in by the 7th inning after the yankees are up 15-0 on this clown.

  21. Fran (the original) September 29th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Pete,

    Thank you for a great blog and all of your reporing on the Yanks. Good luck in your new job.

  22. rb September 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Pete, thanks for a great job. I hope you’ve given Chad a blog “scouting report”!

  23. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    The Junior Varsity did alright last night. Let’s see how the regulars compare.

  24. Jeff NJ September 29th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Did you hear the rumor that the Boston Globe got bought by Fox News? Pete is trying to back out and stay with our blog!

  25. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    “ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: It’s All Over Now by The Rolling Stones.”

    Pete, what an approprite song on more than one level (although sad for one of them). Check out the Ry Cooder version from “Paradise and Lunch” sometime.

  26. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4516486

    This would have been kind of humorous had he been playing catch with his kid and clunked his wife on the head with an overthrow, but unfortunately for Mr. Knoblauch, there’s nothing at all funny about this.

  27. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Uh-oh.

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....lauch.html

  28. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Sorry Rex… didn’t see you there.

  29. tex's friend September 29th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    oh knoblauch… first olbermann’s mother and now this?

  30. nyphan September 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Long time reader. First time poster. Wanted to wish Pete well and thank you for captaining the blog. Enjoy the next week everyone before the ride begins.

  31. Laura - Say yes to Matsui in pinstripes for 2010 September 29th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    What is with these former Yankee players going on these crime sprees? First Leyritz, now Knoblauch. I expect David Wells to be arrested any day now.

  32. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    That’s not Child’s Play chuckie

    Erica did you see my Fleetwood Mac ref. in my post explaining my resubmission???

  33. MikeBoston September 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    damn, missed the lineup by 1 molina! Jorge hasn’t caught in like 4 games in a row…

  34. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Typical Girardi, Cano finally gets a big hit with RISP and he sits him down the next day. Doesn’t he realize, this is a must-win game?

    ****

    Girardi gave away his intentions to sit Cano in last nights postgame. But obviosuly, the guy does not know what he is doing- today’s game is VERY important :-)

  35. m September 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Haven’t been paying attention to the Dodgers, but Billingsly’s having struggles like Joba. He has one more start to show he deserves a spot, as he hasn’t won since mid-August.

  36. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    I liked last night’s bench better LOL

  37. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    That’s not Child’s Play chuckie

    Erica did you see my Fleetwood Mac ref. in my post explaining my resubmission???

    ****

    Very nicely executed

  38. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    BA has NY-Penn League top 20 prospects today. A. Vizcaino #3, Adam Warren #12 (old for this league at 22), Jimmy Paredes #14 and Neil Medchill (again 22 year old) at #18

  39. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    “I expect David Wells to be arrested any day now.”

    Nah. I’m guessing he gets his ass kicked by another midget.

  40. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    The Yankees won 203 games in a season and I missed it?!

    *Cue to Darth Vader*

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!

  41. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    What a blauchhead.

  42. CountryClub September 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Hey Pete,

    Did you hear that Bruce is playing full albums at each of the 5 Giant’s Stadium shows? Either Darkness on the Edge of Town, Born to Run or Born in the USA.

    I picked up tickets today for this Friday (Darkness).

  43. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I tend to think of Knoblauch as being more of the former Twins 2nd baseman more than the Yankees former 2nd baseman. Of course, that wouldn’t sell as many papers. Funny how of all of the names to be included in the Mitchell Fairie Tales,the writers of the articles could only think of Yankee players.

  44. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    That was quite a game played by both the Twins and the Tigers. It would be great to see them go at it till the last day of the season or even have to play a playoff game to determine the Central Division Champ.

  45. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: It’s All Over Now by The Rolling Stones.

    I see what you did there.

  46. RMEL September 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Pete best of luck…great stones song

  47. tex's friend September 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I tend to think of Knoblauch as being more of the former Twins 2nd baseman more than the Yankees former 2nd baseman. Of course, that wouldn’t sell as many papers. Funny how of all of the names to be included in the Mitchell Fairie Tales,the writers of the articles could only think of Yankee players.

    ___

    Case in point, i dont remember seeing a picture of manny even once in a red sox uniform while he was suspended over the PEDs.

  48. Jeff NJ September 29th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    yeah, while we can’t feel right rooting for one team over another (based on its history of back-firing), we most certainly can root for the two teams to wear each other out prior to our series, right?

  49. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    What’s the weather like in the Bronx? Out on LI, it’s miserable – dark, cloudy and very windy

  50. tex's friend September 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    That was quite a game played by both the Twins and the Tigers. It would be great to see them go at it till the last day of the season or even have to play a playoff game to determine the Central Division Champ.

    __

    sure would. verlander would probably have to pitch that game or one of the ones right before. no way he is the game 1 starter if the tigers dont break free this week.

  51. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    The thing about Knoblauch is that if he ever discoverd a cure for cancer, it would read like this:

    “Chuck Knoblauch, former Yankee second baseman accused of steorid abuse in the Mitchel Report, today announced finding the cure for cancer.”

  52. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    What did Knoblauch do? The link isn’t working for me.

    Thanks!

  53. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    AJ is the most important thing coming out of tonight’s game….I don’t care if we win or lose as long as AJ pitches well.

  54. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    He was arrested for choking his wife, Betsy…..

  55. upstate kate September 29th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    that was good murphydog.
    hope AJ has a good outing.

  56. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    What did Knoblauch do? The link isn’t working for me.

    Former Yankee second baseman Chuck Knoblauch surrendered to authorities in Harris County, Texas, on Tuesday after he was charged with assaulting his wife.

    Knoblauch, who was accused of using performance-enhancing drugs in the Mitchell Report, had taken the anti-anxiety medication Xanax and been drinking heavily when he smacked and choked his wife on Friday, according to prosecutors.

    Knoblauch was charged with assault of a family member. A change in Texas law that took effect on Sept. 1 makes it a felony to choke a family member, and the former All-Star faces up to 10 years in prison and a $10,000 fine, Harris County Assistant District Attorney Donna Hawkins said. An emergency protective order barring Knoblauch from contacting his wife was also issued.

    The 41-year-old was being held Tuesday afternoon in the Harris County Jail in lieu of $10,000 bail.

    Read more: http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z0SWsCymT1

  57. raymagnetic September 29th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    “What a blauchhead.”

    You…….you’re good. :)

    Just saw that Chad Jennings will be taking over, should mean that the blog will still be good. Congrats Chad.

    Pete, too bad you won’t be covering the Yanks when they win a WS this year. :(

  58. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Sam’s Bio and picture is up…

  59. Jeff NJ September 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    you know what, I don’t think there is any way Verlander can pitch until game 2 of the postseason, if he pitches in a meaningful game Sunday. Either that or skip him for an 8 day break if that game is meaningless. I think we could have a mis-match day one with Sabathia vs. ?

  60. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    betsy
    September 29th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    What did Knoblauch do? The link isn’t working for me.

    Thanks!

    ————————————————————

    He was accused and arrested for alledgedly attacking his common-law wife.

  61. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  62. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Most of us who have spent any time in a bar know that trying to take the keys away from a determined drunk will often result in a black eye or other similar reminder that he’s drunk and we’re not. Advice: Don’t try this at home, unless you don’t mind being throttled and smacked, because you know that’s what’s going to happen. Better idea: call the cops and let them deal with the issue. See e.g., Don Mattingly and his wife.

  63. Sony September 29th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    “ON THE iPOD RIGHT NOW: It’s All Over Now by The Rolling Stones.”

    [Sob] Dangit Pete, I know I haven’t posted here enough to have attained “regular” status, but you’re no less a treasure to us lurkers and occasional posters. All the best at your new job. You’ll be missed.

  64. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Tom in NJ -

    I just noticed that. The blog wasn’t refreshing for me a little bit ago. I thought I was just unobservant, but did it just go up?

  65. Blackaccord September 29th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Pete,

    I was expecting ‘We are the champions’ in your ipod now playing list after yanks win it all this year.. Unfortunately, I don’t think you will be playing it this year..

    Good luck and good bye…

  66. Andy In Sunny Daytona September 29th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    For all times sake, Pete.

    Angel Berroa is so old……

  67. Frank & Beans September 29th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Pete,

    We will all miss you as a writer, your comedy and your Arod bashing.

    We wish you a great job at Boston.com

    Frank
    http://yankeesvoice.mlblogs.com/

  68. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Angel Berroa is so old that his broke Methuselah in at Shortstop.

  69. Bill Porter September 29th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Great news about Chad Jennings although it’s not optimal from a prospect following POV! I wonder who’ll be doing the SWB beat now.

    Pete’s last day. On the iPOD right now “Paint it Black” by the Rolling Stones.

  70. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Grazie, ray.

  71. Jeff NJ September 29th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Mike Ashmore should get promoted to AAA, but he should be forced to break up with his girlfriend and let someone else get a chance. He can have her back if he can cut it AAA.

  72. murphydog September 29th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    On the iPOD right now: “Where is that client with the big fat retainer she promised me yesterday?”

    No, not a real song, just an explanation of why I am sitting here blogging away. Sometimes waiting for money to show up is all a lawyer can do.

  73. Mr. Bums September 29th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Just wanted to say thanks for some great reading Pete, good luck in Boston. Hopefully they will give you some time to adjust to the new job by losing quickly so you can spend the rest of October watching the yanks.

  74. john September 29th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Farewell pete. Don’t forget the ride..

  75. XLJ September 29th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    tex’s friend
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm
    Pete can start posting what the Boston media refers to as “Boston not even trying” lineup.

    cf ellsbury
    2b pedroia
    1b martinez
    3b youkilis
    dh ortiz
    lf bay
    rf drew
    c varitek
    ss gonzalez

    That is the lineup they played with this weekend more or less. the one the yankees pummeled all weekend.

    ————————————–

    Yeah that is a bunch of garbage. They had there regular lineup against Joba and against Pettitte. The only reason they used Bowden and Jones instead of there regular bullpen on Friday was because they got down by 6 runs and knew the game was over. And on Sunday there was no Posada and no Damon in the yankees lineup.

  76. G.R. September 29th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Thank you, Pete, for all of your hard work and the attention you gave to this blog! I don’t post very often, but check the blog every day. You will be missed! I’m glad I was able to get a picture at the Metrodome! Much success to you in your new job and here’s hoping you’re off-season with the Sox comes quickly!!! :D

    Welcome to Chad!

  77. John E September 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Pete,

    I am a rare poster but would just like to thank you for all the hard work you have done here. I read the blog every day, and many of us non-commenters are just as sorry to see you go as the regulars. Enjoy your new job.

    John

  78. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    murphy, I know that song. Substitute “deposit” for “retainer”, though. Maybe the one I know is a cover version.

  79. RayVT September 29th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Thanks Pete for your great work! I will miss you! Best of luck in your move. You did a terrific job!
    Thanks Again!!!

  80. BFARBS September 29th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Kinda looking ahead here. but- if the yankees do end up in the world series against a team with an especially tough lefty (the phillies with hamels and lee come to mind), without a DH, do you think Joe would consider putting Matsui in LF and sitting Damon? Hideki hits lefties so well, and dont you think that that is more important (especially with the pitcher batting) than Damon flailing away at tough lefties. I’m aware that Damon will have more range, but Hideki’s been taking some balls in the outfield.

  81. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I can’t really blame Chuck Knoblauch, you know women don’t listen.

  82. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Just got home from work and don’t know where to start –

    1. Great game last night. Even with the rain delay, and even my wife had a good time. Hopefully, Robbie gets his head on right and learns that it’s the pitcher who’s in trouble with RISP.

    2. I am incredulous that Chad whas hired to replace Pete. His blog about the SWB team is great. It will be a loss for the AAA team and it’s coverage. I met Chad at the Scranton outing and he seems like a regular, real nice guy. Very professional. Pete’s blog – or, should I say, OUR blog – is in good hands. That includes Sam Borden.

    3. Great story, in Pete’s story for the paper, about Brian Bruney. This guy has been through a lot, and recently lost a very close relative (I can’t remember, uncle or aunt) who basically raised him. Per Pete’s stories, Bruney has done many good things for the underprivileged, visits to hospitalas, etc. It may seem odd, but he is one of my favorite Yankees.

    4. Great choice of music, Pete. Be well and have a good life, my friend.

  83. bru September 29th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    pete

    is today your last day or tomorrow??

    do you have another blog yet or will you be starting one?

  84. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Jeff NJ
    September 29th, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    you know what, I don’t think there is any way Verlander can pitch until game 2 of the postseason, if he pitches in a meaningful game Sunday. Either that or skip him for an 8 day break if that game is meaningless. I think we could have a mis-match day one with Sabathia vs. ?

    If there were a playoff for the Central Division and Verlander had to pitch in it,then the Yankees could possiblt see Edwin Jackson on Wednesday.Jackson pitches on Friday and Wednesday would be his next day to pitch.

  85. Jeff NJ September 29th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    hey Pete, long time listener, first time caller. Francesa was better when you partnered with him.

  86. Tim September 29th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Good luck in Boston! Thanks for all of the good work!

  87. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Joe from Long Island,

    It must have been one long day at work for you! lol

  88. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Pete -

    One last time, I want to wish you success and contentment as you move forward. Our loss is Boston’s gain. I hope you’ll give us a head’s up when your on one of the various media outlets that have been airing your commentary.

    Godspeed.

    You’ll be missed.

  89. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Pete, here’s an Irish Blessing:

    May those that love us, love us.
    And those that don’t love us,
    May God turn their hearts.
    And if He doesn’t turn their hearts,
    May He turn their ankles
    So we will know them by their limping.

    Take care..

  90. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus September 29th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Jeff: I’m not quite sure how I’m supposed to respond to that… o-o

  91. NYY626 September 29th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    My friends response to the Chuck Knoblach thing: “he’s obviously angry because no one wants to have sex with chuck knoblach”

    Bonus pts if you get the reference….

  92. Jeff NJ September 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Just kidding Rebecca, wanted to see if you were paying attention.

  93. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    You have to wonder that if the Tigers and Twins ended up having to play a 1 game playoff, would the Yankees decide on the schedule with 2 days off to take advantage of the opponents wearyness?

  94. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Pete –

    Best of luck in the land of Legal Seafood.

    If Angel Berroa ever signs with the Red Sox, you’ll be able to re-cycle your old Lohud jokes and no one will ever know. ;-)

    “Angel Berroa is so old, when he was a boy the Dead Sea was only sick.”
    (courtesy of Oh God himself – George Burns)

  95. Big AL September 29th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Why is it that Molina always, “just happens” to be catching with AJ on the mound?

    Look for bottom part of Yanks lineup to cause major damage tonight

  96. L to the 2nd September 29th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    If Knoblauch threw a baseball at her instead of laying his hands on her – which is atrocious – she probably would’ve been fine.

  97. ArtieA September 29th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Chad, welcome! am excited to get your views on the up & comings . Pete, we hardly knew ye…best wishes up in the Nation, you will be missed but have fun..you deserve it..

  98. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Just read the Yahoo Sports piece on Arod and co. visiting a school in the Bronx yesterday. Nice story.

    Then I made the mistake of reading the comments. The Yankee haters and Sox trolls are a tired act. They really are.

  99. bru September 29th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    welcome aboard chad

    chad is a nice fit for this blog

    this blog should keep rolling nicely

  100. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Wow, Tom – are you kidding? I hope they throw away the key…….just terrible

  101. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Stevie and L to the 2nd- those are both disgusting comments, especially Stevie’s. You’re sick.

  102. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Imagine if the Royals had gambled on Porcello in the 2007 draft?

    Greinke and Porcello for the next 5-6 years would have put KC back into the mix.

    The draft system is broken.

  103. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Odd that Joe seems to be making Molina AJ’s personal catcher….it’s a bad idea. First off, AJ had a brilliant stretch this season with Jorge behind the plate. Why Molina? Why not Jorge tonight and Molina tomorrow? Secondly, AJ and Jorge need to get back on the same page as they haven’t been battery mates for a few weeks now.

    GB, thanks for the info. Disgusting.

  104. tex's friend September 29th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    If Knoblauch threw a baseball at her instead of laying his hands on her – which is atrocious – she probably would’ve been fine.

    ___

    if he threw a ball at her, it would more likely have hit an unsuspecting bystander wide right of the target.

  105. photoman September 29th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    KC’s starter, is this Lash?

  106. DadinIowa September 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Thanks Pete for all of your hard work on the blog. You are a good writer and perhaps the best Baseball blogger, ever. You will be missed.

    I hope Chad posts as often as Pete. If so, and if his sense of humor is not too much worse than Pete’s, he will do a great job. :)

  107. L to the 2nd September 29th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    betsy – take it easy. Did you read what I wrote? I said laying hands on her is atrocious.

    Apologize if you didn’t get the errant throw joke in there.

  108. Danny from Brooklyn September 29th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Pete, I’m a frequent reader and video chat contributor. We never got a chance to meet and you know nothing about me outside of being a yankee fan, but through the blog I feel like I’ve gotten to know you well and consider you a friend of sorts. I was definitely mad when I read the news about your departure for Boston and I’m still not completely over it, but you definitely have the right to do whatever you want, personally and professionally. We will all definitely feel the loss after today, but I’m confident Chad will be a great replacement. Family is important to me too, so I can understand why being closer to them was an attractive offer. Good luck in Boston, but dont forget where you came from!!

    -Danny from Brooklyn

  109. yanks732 September 29th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Good luck in boston pete. U have made reading a blog while watching a game completey normal for me.. Amazing writing and wit.. Thanks for all the laughs

  110. Zach Lawrence September 29th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Annual bowl game to be played at Yankee Stadium- http://blogs.courant.com/uconn.....12-ha.html

  111. crawdaddy September 29th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “Odd that Joe seems to be making Molina AJ’s personal catcher….it’s a bad idea. First off, AJ had a brilliant stretch this season with Jorge behind the plate. Why Molina? Why not Jorge tonight and Molina tomorrow? Secondly, AJ and Jorge need to get back on the same page as they haven’t been battery mates for a few weeks now.”

    Betsy,

    Maybe because Girardi is trying to ease Posada back into action like DHing last night, a day off, catching the next game and another day off.

  112. Alan September 29th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    It would be great if Chad Jennings can finally get registration on this board such as he had in Scranton.
    It would go a long way to getting sane baseball posting and discourage trolls / goofs once they’ve been banned. Humorous posting is great but too many get out of touch for what this board is supposed to be about …. Yankee baseball.
    The large amount of posts have proved absolutely nothing if a vast amount of them have no significance to the thread at hand.

  113. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Drive 4-5 –

    You have no idea! lol. But it was well worth it.

    I’m still hoping to regain my Saturday partial season plan for next year.

  114. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    regarding play off roster: I just hope MLB leaves Joe West and that other clown that muffed that call on Jeter and threw A-Rod out of the game a few weeks ago OFF the MLB playoff roster or at least keeps them far away from the Yankees

  115. 27 September 29th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Pete, is this your last day?

  116. Sean Serritella September 29th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    This should be an easy win.

  117. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Posada’s neck may also not be 100% yet. He hasn’t been behind the mound in a while. Girardi did say he wants to try to keep him in the line up though so his bat does not go cold, which is why he DHed yesterday

  118. jonathan c. September 29th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Good luck in Boston, Pete.

  119. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    I hope that Leyland destroys Verlander’s arm tonight. Leave in the game for 8 innings 130 pitches. The Twins need to take it to the Tigers tonight.

  120. Noreaster September 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Bye Pete…welcome to Boston!

  121. bru September 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    this blog became the best blog on the planet with no registration

    it polices itself with a nudge here & there

    dont chane a thing

  122. dave September 29th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    What happened to the going away party for Pete???

  123. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I’m against blog facism.
    (this is not a dig at Erica)

  124. Seven September 29th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Jeremy
    September 29th, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    I hope that Leyland destroys Verlander’s arm tonight. Leave in the game for 8 innings 130 pitches. The Twins need to take it to the Tigers tonight.

    ————————————————-

    That is what I am hoping for. Have the tigers and twins come down to the last day of the season and force the managers to burn out there players in order just to get into the postseason.

  125. Vrsce September 29th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Alan

    Your suggestion is the first sign of the decline of this blog. Pete policed the blog very well;it never got out of control.

    Your registration idea, like all restrictive ones, seems to make sense but would cut readership and commentary drastically.

  126. Heyya September 29th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Why would you want their arms burnt? Not only would I rather beat the worlds best teams at their strongest, but the Yankees in fact do have that kind of team this year. If the Tigers are all mangled up, they can say “what if” and so on and so forth.

    I want to beat their best, with our best. I enjoy seeing all out brawls rather than one team just laying down for the other.

  127. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Some just don’t get what makes this place so special.

  128. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Craw, good point……..

  129. Heyya September 29th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Vrsce,

    I’m not registered, and take it from me, you are 100% correct. You are looking at all aspects of his “idea” and I don’t believe he was doing the same.

  130. rover September 29th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    hasta la bye bye Pete. You’ve more than we could ask for. They’re lucky in that other city.

  131. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 29th, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    I’m against blog facism.
    (this is not a dig at Erica)

    *****

    Suuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuure

    Just remember-
    To go Gestapo or not go Gestapo. That is the question :-)

    Btw- my apologies in advance if I get delusional/and or silly. I am still at work with no hope at all of leaving any time soon

  132. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Gazpacho?

  133. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Borscht?

  134. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    The invulnerable Verlander has lost his last two starts versus the Twins.

    He lost on 9/19, 2-6.

    He lost on 8/8, 0-11, at home.

  135. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Chlodnik

  136. MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Erica

    You mean you usual self. :lol:

  137. 7 UP September 29th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    “We’re still going out, trying to win games,” Johnny Damon was saying before the Yankees defeated the Royals, 8-2, Monday night. “We still have a lot to accomplish. And I walk into a free agent market. The more numbers, the better.”

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....z0SXJwqeSh

    lol I love that quote

  138. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Vichysoisse

  139. Sal September 29th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Twins starting Geoff Sarnataro tomorrow. Never heard of him.

  140. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Tarator

  141. A-ROD! A-ROD! September 29th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    This is just really good news abut Chad Jennings! Some of the best news I’ve had all week!

  142. Rick September 29th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    The Twins need to use the Yankee strategy of driving up pitch count early and often so the Tiger bullpen gets a steady stream to the mound.
    Verlander is forced to throw strikes tonight and the Twins are aware of it.

  143. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    MaineYankee
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:13 pm
    Erica

    You mean you usual self.
    ****

    Well, basically. But now I have an excuse. :-)

  144. Adam September 29th, 2009 at 6:25 pm

    So does anyone know what the secret pre-game ceremony Suzyn was going on and on about is?

  145. Derwood Morris September 29th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Robinson Cano with a day off!

  146. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I really don’t care about the Yankees beating a team at their best in October. I just want them to win series and win the World Series. If the Tigers/Twins or Red Sox are weak and we beat them so what. A win is a win.

  147. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Adam
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    So does anyone know what the secret pre-game ceremony Suzyn was going on and on about is?

    Pete’s Farewell address of course

  148. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    DJ, Melk, MO? what up?

    Charity related?

  149. Adam September 29th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Laughing at waldman:

    “Jeter thinks its a ceremony for Mariano, Mariano thinks its for Jeter, and Melky has no idea about any of it.”

  150. MJL September 29th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Knoblauch reportedly threw his wife – right over the first baseman’s head.

  151. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    What is Yes saying?

  152. Adam September 29th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    melky for the cycle, mo for 500 saves, and jeter for his hit.

  153. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    The Twins need to drive his pitch count up because Leyland will keep in the game for 125-130 pitches. He knows this game is do or die for the Tigers. And the funny thing is that the Twins have owned him through his career. Duensing for the Twins tonight has been dominant, and he shut down the Tigers the last time he faced them.

  154. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Adam
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:25 pm
    So does anyone know what the secret pre-game ceremony Suzyn was going on and on about is?

    Pete’s Farewell address of course
    =========================================

    But he’s not a real Yankee. ;)

  155. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Melk -cycle
    Mo -500th save
    Jeter well you know

  156. Adam September 29th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    In attendance for the ceremony:
    Tino, Tim Raines, Gene Michael, Dave Winfield, Reggie.

    Mariano’s gonna get a ring.

  157. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    just something to think about…when you see girardi resting/not resting players for the next 5 games…just keep in mind that there are 2 off days after the seasons ends before the oct 7 series begins….these guys need to play more often than they sit

  158. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    The Yankees are having presentation on the pre game now.

  159. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Tim Raines -always liked him

  160. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    let’s hope this rings will soon turn into World Series rings. :D

  161. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Kinda cool that Raines is there.

  162. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I’m gonna puke

  163. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Awww. I just noticed that the Peter Abraham tagline under the blog has gone. :( *sniff*

    Great news about Chad Jennings, but still not quite believing this is Pete’s last day with us.

  164. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    What the hell is going on here? Did Jeter retire?

  165. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Derek is soo overwhelmed that he’s recieving so many gifts.

  166. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Tom.

    it seems like it, LOL.

  167. So what you are saying September 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Whatever happened to SJ44 and CB?

  168. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Iron bat
    where’s the Bronze Bat?!

  169. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Uncle, do you think they’ll give Jeter the Bronze Gerhig Bat?

  170. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    This is like getting Christmas gifts and having Michael Kay announce each gift to the world.

  171. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I dig Raines too, Uncle E.

    Wish I could be seeing this pregame show.

  172. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Jeter gets all the gifts while Melky gets a couple of rings.

  173. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    Uncle, do you think they’ll give Jeter the Bronze Gerhig Bat?

    I wish. They should and he should immeadiatly give it backand say it belongs to the fans/yanks etc on the flagpole.

    I don’t know where the Gehrig bat is

  174. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Steiner skeeevs me.

  175. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Bernie!

  176. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Listening to this on the radio.

    Man, I wish I was DVRing it

  177. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Erica they will replay it. No fear.

  178. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    This is Steiner trying to get rid of some of the OYS stuff they couldn’t sell.

  179. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Was that Hal’s siste or wife and I’m not talking about Jennifer.

  180. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    did the Mets give that mound?

  181. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Rubber I should say

  182. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    They keep forgetting to mention Mo’s RBI that night

  183. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Used rubber?

  184. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    hmm where’s Hank? I found that odd that Hank isn’t there.

  185. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin)
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    hmm where’s Hank? I found that odd that Hank isn’t there.

    ***

    I just had that same thought

  186. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Yogi!

  187. Todd September 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Just wondering if any of Mo’s kids can pitch??? :)

  188. longtime September 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Where is SJ44?

  189. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Todd September 29th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Just wondering if any of Mo’s kids can pitch???

    The oldest boy is

  190. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Posada have a sprained tongue?

  191. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Oh God, Andy realy is a home-spun southern boy.

  192. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Hank’s not really not part of the org. He’s back on the farm with his horses.

  193. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    andy’s favorite word= yall

  194. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Andy Pettitte’s accent is adorible. Y’all :-)

  195. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Andy – YallYallYallYallYallYallYallYallYallYallYallYallYall

  196. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Mo wanted to cry, you could see it in his eyes.

  197. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Posada speaks!

  198. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    longtime…didn’t you know that SJ is really Pete.

  199. Todd September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Carl………….The kid looks great in a Yankee uniform, and I bet his Dad can teach him a few things!

  200. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:58 pm
    Posada have a sprained tongue?

    ***

    No. Y’all too impatient

  201. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    nice job guys Andy/Jorge

  202. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    i feel like im at a funeral…but for some reason im enjoying it…sounds wrong

  203. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Freddie Guzman going to speak?

  204. Todd September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Andy is funny with ya’all

  205. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    So who’s gonna accept the World Series Trophy, after the final game — Hal?

  206. Dennis September 29th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Before we know it, they’ll be retired and in the past, and we’ll be telling generations to come about guys like Jeter and Mo.

  207. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    You wonder if the players had any idea this was going to happen.

  208. liz September 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    wish i could see all this. think a video of this pre-game will be posted soon somewhere? if you know one please let me know.

  209. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Tom in N.J.
    September 29th, 2009 at 6:53 pm
    This is Steiner trying to get rid of some of the OYS stuff they couldn’t sell.

    Pfffftt! I would have gladly have them back that truck up to my garage. All they had to do was ask.

  210. S.A.--Serenity Now September 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Let’s win this game y’all

  211. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC)
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    i feel like im at a funeral…but for some reason im enjoying it…sounds wrong

    *****

    Because that was the best possible ceremony to honor those guys. Y’all get to lavish them with praise without them actually going anywhere!!!!

  212. Todd September 29th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Jeter has been a great Yankee , but there really has never been anyone else like Mo……

  213. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    NOBODY does ceremony and tradition like the New York Yankees.

    That was beautiful. In a business that can be oh so cynical and “just business”, that was beautiful.

    Years from now, people will say “I used to go the Yankee Stadium and watch Derek Jeter and Mariano Rivera play ball.” Derek and Mo will be like Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, and Mantle.

  214. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    stuff like that…ya’all

  215. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Just a thought I had.

    When Jeter came to the Yankees, they had 22 WS wins. The goal this year is #27. The hits recognized is 2722.

    How cool is that? Maybe numerology will help make #27 a reality this year.

  216. no.27 September 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    they shoulda done this while the red sox were still in town.

  217. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Bob Lorenz said that Jeter may need to add another wing for all of the stuff he received tonight…doesn’t he know that DJ is in the process of building a 36,000 sq ft home in Tampa?

  218. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    “Todd September 29th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Andy is funny with ya’all”

    Only up here, back home it would sound funny if he didn’t say Y’all.

  219. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    That was such a wonderful moment! Way to go Jeter and Mo! And a good job with the speeches :-)

    I know I’ve said this before, but since today’s your last day, I’ll repeat it one more time: Thanks for a tremendous blog, Pete. Good luck to you and you’ll be missed.

  220. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  221. MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Jeter look nervous like tonight.

    Was kinda funny. He seemed like he didn’t know how to act.

  222. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Abdababdaserser
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:04 pm
    Just a thought I had.

    When Jeter came to the Yankees, they had 22 WS wins. The goal this year is #27. The hits recognized is 2722.

    How cool is that? Maybe numerology will help make #27 a reality this year.

    ****

    AND I hosted 27 games of GTLU!!!

    Coincedence????

  223. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Grrr–
    Y’all I just noticed the only people in my office are me and the cleaning crew :cry:

  224. Dennis September 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    I want to thank the good Lord for making me a Yankees fan!

  225. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Will Pete be at the Fens when they thaw out Ted?

  226. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Erica, where you work?

  227. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Andy Pettitte’s accent is adorible. Y’all :-)
    ________________________________________________________________
    I was dying ( in a good way) during his whole speech. He’s so lovable.

  228. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    “MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    I don’t know if I’ve ever seen Jeter look nervous like tonight.

    Was kinda funny. He seemed like he didn’t know how to act.”

    I think its called humility. He always downplays his role and stats.

  229. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Eric-

    http://auction.steinersports.c.....=107848006

  230. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Cone works one game and then Flaherty, aka the worst announcer YES employs, is here again???? UGH

  231. m September 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Erica,

    We need a clean Erica. Have them spruce you up.

  232. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    man it sure got chilly.

    Just two weeks ago, it was 75 degrees.

  233. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin)
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    Erica, where you work?

    ****

    On Long Island. I am an accountant and 10/15 is a massive deadline. I should be fine if I survive this week though

  234. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    m
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:13 pm
    Erica,

    We need a clean Erica. Have them spruce you up.

    *****

    I was considering asking one of these dudes vacuuming around my feet to follow me home

  235. JasonR September 29th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    “So who’s gonna accept the World Series Trophy, after the final game — Hal?”

    Assuming they’re fortunate enough to win the World Series this year, I would think Hal would accept the trophy…but part of me hopes that The Boss will be in there to take part in the festivities. It would feel really weird to have a World Series where George Steinbrenner isn’t there to hold the trophy while crying like a baby.

  236. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    I think the Steinbrenner family is heavily involved in the the team.

  237. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    great inning

  238. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Will Pete be at the Fens when they thaw out Ted?
    ==============================================

    That’s still funny. They froze the “splendid splinter”. hahahahahhahahahahahhaha

  239. Vrsce September 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Whatever for?

  240. BFARBS September 29th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    miguel angel sano signs with the twins

  241. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    What the Buccholz….

    He is getting beat up tonight :-)

  242. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    With 15 more strikeouts in his two starts, Burnett and Sabathia could become the first pair of Yankee pitchers to ever have 200 strikeouts in the same season.

  243. m September 29th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Suzyn’s brilliant analysis on why KC’s draft picks haven’t panned out: “Well, you either get better, get worse, or stay the same.” :shock:

  244. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    *****
    “I was considering asking one of these dudes vacuuming around my feet to follow me home”

    there several jokes here, I will resist.

  245. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    What the Buccholz….

    He is getting beat up tonight

    Hes playing Rope a dope tonight

  246. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Man, I’ve lived in the midwest/south for almost 30 years and from the looks of your posts, Andy just “y’all” more than I have in my lifetime.

  247. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Wolf In Pinstripes
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    Man, I’ve lived in the midwest/south for almost 30 years and from the looks of your posts, Andy just “y’all” more than I have in my lifetime.

    ****

    We don’t get many “y’all’s” in these parts

    I am goign to try to bring it to New York. It’s catchy y’all

  248. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    GB, that shouldnt be hard for Burnett tonight. it’s the Royals, they have no patience.

  249. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    These guys better get it tigether out there. They look lifeless, like they don’t care. The Royals aren’t going to roll over for them like they do for the Red sox.

    I feel better that I was the first to say it.

  250. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    BWHWHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

    Boston has strategically allowed Toronto to take a 3-0 lead in the first.

    If the ‘Roid Sox lose, they’ll have to stay in their 1912 locker room until 1:00 AM to see if Texas loses in Anaheim, before they can back into the playoffs.

  251. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    HA! now it’s 4-zip and still in the top of the first. :)

  252. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Wolf In Pinstripes
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    Man, I’ve lived in the midwest/south for almost 30 years and from the looks of your posts, Andy just “y’all” more than I have in my lifetime.

    ————————————————————

    To paraphrase Dizzy Dean: “There’s a lot of folks out there that ain’t sayin’ ya’ll (ain’t) that ain’t eatin’.”

  253. pat September 29th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    “I was considering asking one of these dudes vacuuming around my feet to follow me home”

    Harassment in the workplace is discouraged.

  254. BFARBS September 29th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    you all know why the sox are losing right?

    theyre playing “their B lineup”

    espn (colin cowherd esp.) makes me sick

  255. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    If I could have a PB.. Andy Pettitte would be it, lol.

  256. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Erica You STILL haven’t vacuumed?! for shame.

  257. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Sterling alert-
    “You just can’t predict baseball”
    (Re: Pittsburgh beating the Dodgers)

  258. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    Erica You STILL haven’t vacuumed?! for shame.

    ****

    Was there an offer in there?
    (hanging my head in shame)

  259. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    AJ cant get the breaking ball over

  260. m September 29th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Bobby Valentine called Cowherd from Japan today. Nothing but nice things to say about the Yankees and especially Jeter. Talk about a man crush.

  261. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    # Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    If I could have a PB.. Andy Pettitte would be it, lol.
    ________________________________________________________________
    You might have to fight me for him ;)

  262. Lauren September 29th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    September 29th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    Hey Pete,

    Did you hear that Bruce is playing full albums at each of the 5 Giant’s Stadium shows? Either Darkness on the Edge of Town, Born to Run or Born in the USA.

    I picked up tickets today for this Friday (Darkness).
    ~~~~~~~

    I’ll be at all 3 shows! i’m also looking forward to friday most, but can’t wait to hear downbound train on saturday! :) :)

  263. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Wouldn’t it be a pip if Boston loses tonight, and Texas wins? And again tomorrow night?

    If there’s a WC tie, do they play a one-game playoff?

  264. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Wouldn’t it be a pip if Boston loses tonight, and Texas wins? And again tomorrow night?

    If there’s a WC tie, do they play a one-game playoff?

    No

    Texas won the head to head series

  265. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “Erica – always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    What the Buccholz….

    He is getting beat up tonight :-)

    ____________________

    Can’t be, Buchholz is a stud. I know because Gammons and his nESPeeN buddies told me that.

    Their rotation is solid, no worries a’tall. (Channeling my inner Andy there).

  266. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “If there’s a WC tie, do they play a one-game playoff?”

    No, there are a bunch of tiebreakers first.

  267. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    September 29th, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Wouldn’t it be a pip if Boston loses tonight, and Texas wins? And again tomorrow night?

    If there’s a WC tie, do they play a one-game playoff?

    ***

    Yes- it happened in the NL two years ago between the Rockies and Padres. It was an amazing game too

  268. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    lol at the fake umps in the front row at fenway

  269. Arno September 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    I think a WC win by the Redsox is inevitable at this point. So if it has to happen, I hope the Rangers lose and while the Redsox are answering questions about Buchholz sucking ass they find out they won by default. Fun.

  270. BFARBS September 29th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    the twins and white sox played one last year

  271. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    How stupid is Michael Kay? Alex already had an on field celebration, and now he is wondering if he will get treated like that? Really?

    Maybe its just that he is happy to see these recognitions going to his fellow soon to be champion team mates.

  272. m September 29th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    It’s a playoff. The only time you go to the season series winner is to determine the division winner and wild card between two teams in the same division.

    Happened to the Yankees/Sox a few years ago.

    Jeter knew the math and the results before anyone else.

  273. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Sorry I stand corrected.

  274. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 29th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Given the meaninglessness of the remaining games the Yanks could lose them all. They do, however, have a chance to have one of the better teams in Yankee history.

    The Yanks have won 100 or more games 19 times in their history. Amazingly, 9 of those were during the 154 game era.
    If they win only two more of the remaining games they will be a top ten Yankee team. If they win the remainder of their games they would tie the 1939 team for 5th most wins.

  275. Peter Abraham September 29th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    To the moron who is impersonating Miggs:

    1. Stop impersonating people.

    2. Stop pretending you know anything about how I got my job. You don’t have a blessed solitary clue. You couldn’t find your way down a one-way street when it comes to that subject.

  276. Arno September 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    AJ looks sharp. :D

  277. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    m

    Only in the division? Thanks for clearing that up.

  278. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    I agree that it is very unlikely that Texas would go that well and the Saux that poorly for them not to close it out.

    It would be a damper on the Saux to get the WC by backing in, especially with this current losing streak going, even though they are “resting” their players.

  279. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Jete you have to handle that

  280. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Jete with a rare mistake there… AJ should recover though

  281. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Heh NYY626, we could share. Mine was only *if* I could have one.. it would be him. So its more theoretical, lol.

  282. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Baseball causes me to procrastinate a LOT of my housework.

    :evil:

  283. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    housework and studying…. sloppy inning….

  284. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Angel -

    Laundry and baseball seem to go well together for me. :lol: (Just finished folding a basketful!)

  285. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    defense letting AJ down this inning..

  286. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    It’s gonna be a long night in beantown, Blue Jays up 5-1 in 2nd.

  287. nettles September 29th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Happy final Yankees game, Pete. See you in the ALCS!!! :)

  288. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hey y’all. Lovely ceremony. Nice to see that the Sux are once again losing, for all the good it does. Boy you talk about backing all the way into the postseason.

    SJ isn’t around because he doesn’t want to admit he totally messed up when he told me there was no way Gaudin would be on the postseason roster. :) It’s okay SJ. We can’t all be right all the time!

    Erica, I am not on your postseason roster chart but I am putting my vote in for only one person – Chad Gaudin! I was able to search back to the posts where I counseled patience about Gaudin and even said I had a feeling he’d be on the postseason roster! SJ told me he was not going to be there. Now he may have had a good rationale in terms of the others he thought would be there instead. And anyway, we’re not sure yet. But I still vote Gaudin.

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

    Pete, I actually ducked out all day because I didn’t want to confront this moment. I think the world of Sam and I hear nothing but good about Chad; but you have been our heart and soul. My joy this season has been in hanging out here, going back and forth with posters here, and even with you. Some people accused you of letting me hang around because it got the blog more hits – but both you and I know that no amount of hits could justify the aggravation my presence caused you throughout the season. I really appreciate that you hung with me.

    I am not Irish but I really loved what Jeff in NJ posted for you, and I’ve always loved this Irish blessing:

    May the road rise to meet you.
    May the wind be always at your back.
    May the sun shine warm upon your face.
    And rains fall soft upon your fields.
    And until we meet again,
    May God hold you in the hollow of His hand.

    I wish you nothing but happiness and good fortune in your new job.

    God bless.

  289. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    red sox still have a chance for an epic collapse

  290. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Hard to put this inning on Burnett. He’s already gotten 4 outs.

  291. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    that was a heck of a pitch to Butler. That kid is a good hitter.

  292. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    OK Angel, I’m pretty easy going so we can share :)

    I dont really care about this game, but it would be nice to get AJ his 100th win…

  293. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Okay. I am offically useless to be here since I can’t see straight. And as if it cant get worse- they just turned the lights out on me……

    And I have to food shop still ARGH!

    Catch y’all later

  294. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Oh great Detroit just scored some more.

  295. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    butler is legit, he could hit 30-35 hrs he just hits a million doubles

  296. jennifer September 29th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    green actually he has gotten 5. The pick off, than the ball that went to Alex.

  297. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Just finished dinner – how’s AJ looking? I see that he’s given up a run, but it sounds like the D was pretty bad behind him. Eh, as long as he’s pitching well…….I would love to see him continue his strong pitching into the post-season.

    Also, why was there a ceremony before the game?

  298. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Excellent idea, Doreen. Unfortunately my laundry is very rudely downstairs in the basement..Oh well I have to bring it upstairs anyway. All the rooms where tvs are, are immaculate. Its the rooms that don’t have TVS so I can do things while I watch that are being neglected by my baseball-induced procrastinations, lol.

  299. CK in LA September 29th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    I’d still rather play Detroit …. they’re cold & the Twins are hot. A team with momentum is scarier than a team trying to hold on.

  300. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    gotta take that walk brett..

  301. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Molina with the jeter like swing

  302. Joba the Great September 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    There’s something both very wrong and very right that Pete has to chastise a meathead on his last night. You’re busting it down the line in your last at-bat. Good hustle, buddy.

  303. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    The Sox looked to be going into the playoff slumping.

  304. haiku-man September 29th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    At nesn.com game thread,ast game commenter says,

    “This is the final day when the Sawx are going to be able to back into anything.Starting next week,they’ll have to do it all by themselves,and they won’t be playing against the Orioles,Toronto,or the Royals.They’ll be playing against teams far better than they are,first round and out.They better make some big deals in the offseason,BECAUSE THE YANKEES HAVE STARTED ANOTHER DYNASTY.” lol!

    This is written while the team is trying to get to postseason.

  305. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    I just don’t want to face Verlander. That’s why I am praying that the Twins can force a one game playoff.

  306. Jim the VT Yankeefan September 29th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Yanks are in a hurry to get to that dinner tonight.

  307. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    twins and tigers series should be renamed, winner gets to lose to the Yankees in the first round

  308. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    lol at the blue jays sitting on Clays change up

  309. CK in LA September 29th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    I just don’t want the chance to lose to Pavano.

  310. MikeBoston September 29th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    as much as everyone would love to see an “epic collapse” by the sox face facts, they would have to lose every game and the rangers would have to win every game. You have a better chance getting attacked by a great white in a lake than that happening.

  311. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    WEEI broadcasters have a little too much bravado for people representing a team that sucks. KC takes two games, Yanks sweep them, they are on their way to losing the second at home to Toronto, and today the broadcasters were chastising Yankee fans who called in and had the nerve to feel confident. Thankfully for them, some little whimp called in and indicated that he was nervous about some of the Yankee players, and they congratulated him for being “rational.” What pompous idiots. Oh, and Lou Merloni did a dissertation on how it was all about Terry resting his regulars and not worrying about beating the Yankees.

    I wanted to drop kick the whole bunch into the fenway bathrooms and hold their heads in the toilets until they cried Yankee!

    :)

  312. haiku-man September 29th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    M I L A R is making red slops pay for trading him.Another HR
    6-2 TOR

    3-0 DET

  313. Georgia September 29th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Is there anywhere we can see the pregame ceremony for Jeter, Mo, and Melky? I watch on mlb.tv and, of course, we did not get to see that.

  314. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Laptops has yielded 4 homers in the bandbox, though the first three innings. Talk about being exposed.

  315. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    “as much as everyone would love to see an “epic collapse” by the sox face facts, they would have to lose every game and the rangers would have to win every game. You have a better chance getting attacked by a great white in a lake than that happening.”

    Unfortunately as good as Texas was this season, it appears their pitchers tired out at the end of the season. They don’t have the experience with pitching staffs that some other teams do since they have been a team known for offense for quite a while. Having a lot of quality pitching is pretty new to them, at least in terms of recent history.

  316. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    too bad if Boston does hold on and make the playoffs, they won’t be around long if they keep playing this way. and they certainly won’t advance past a Yankee team that is better in EVERY SINGLE FACET.

  317. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    smile, I don’t they have what it takes to beat the Angels either, at this point.

  318. fred September 29th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Pete, whens your last posting? Good luck and thanks for the info over the last two years.regards

  319. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    The beauty is the Sox game will end about 10 PM. Then they have to sit in their miserable lockerroom all night, hoping Texas loses on the west coast, so they can pop the bottles at 1 in the morning. :)

  320. jennifer September 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Laptops has yielded 4 homers in the bandbox, though the first three innings. Talk about being exposed.

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

    So far between yesterday and today. 5 hr yesterday, and 4 today. Yet no one talks about that bandbox.

  321. hoj September 29th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    detroit wins again

  322. jay destro September 29th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Good luck in the hub Pete.

  323. Bill G September 29th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    I’m glad they showed the ceremony on YES. I think my favorite part was seeing Mo’s youngest kid. He was loving the whole thing, especially when he got the ring at the end. I think he is going to win show and tell in school tomorrow.

  324. bru September 29th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    buchholz getting pounded

  325. longtime September 29th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I just want to thank you Pete for making my last 2 years following the Yanks so great. Good luck

  326. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    trisha i don’t either, but it wouldn’t surprise me if they did get past the Angels… they have owned them in the recent past in the playoffs… all depends on Beckett and Lester probably

  327. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    If Teixiera went the other way more left handed, he would be a .300+ hitter.

  328. MikeBoston September 29th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    good point about the potential delayed celebration. I’m wondering if they would actually sit around watching that game for 3 hours assuming they lose tonight. Does a team really clinch if they’re all home in bed worrying about their late season slide?;)

  329. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    This Lerew has the reflexes of a cat.

    I hate him.

  330. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    That was a Mitre like throw to second – 2B made a nice pick, looked like he might have come off the bag early

  331. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Lerew is sneaky, he’s got a good changeup, locates pretty well, he has the Yanks a little off balance…. i think we’ll break through at some point though

  332. miggs September 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    what’s up with this lineup – why can’t they score off this bum.

    this is the B team we have out there right now

  333. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Another grand slam please :)

  334. Julie September 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Good Luck Pete and thanks for all you do. I have really enjoyed your insight. Thanks. You will be missed.

  335. Scorpio September 29th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Pete,
    Just wanted to thank you for all the great work you’ve done covering the Yankees. Your clubhouse-insider tidbits were always my favorite part of this blog. Good luck in Beantown (yuck)!

  336. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks Pete.
    Have a good time all the time.

    Kinks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOpIfbneeHg

    Bruce
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=daOpxrCMf7k

    Zevon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhRRWwH3Fro

    “The eternal baseball blogger, still wandering through the night….”

  337. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Should have had Cano pinch hitting for Swisher.

  338. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    getting close now… the sign on the door has changed.

    “A YANKEES BLOG BY SAM BORDEN, CHAD JENNINGS AND THE STAFF OF THE JOURNAL NEWS”

  339. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Bad luck for Swish…:-(

  340. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    It takes 3 people to replace Peter.

  341. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Trevor (Super Mario)
    September 29th, 2009 at 8:17 pm
    If Teixiera went the other way more left handed, he would be a .300+ hitter.

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, the bum is only hitting .295 this year and .290 in his career. Why are they paying him to hit homers?

  342. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Betsy–I’m not sure if anyone answered your question…the pregame ceremony was for jeter’s hits record, mo’s 500th save, and melky hitting for the cycle vs. the White Sox…

  343. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    It is true that when Chad was asked what he’ll miss most about Scranton – he said “the Kei Igawa statue”?

  344. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Thanks, Val! How does AJ look so far? I’m sort of flipping back and forth, but I’m watching a movie and not really paying attention. I see that the Yankees have their hitting shoes on against this pitcher who I’ve never even heard of, lol.

  345. m September 29th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    A run or two would be nice, guys. Thanks in advance. :)

  346. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Betsy–no problem. AJ is good so far…missing the location a little but otherwise ok. Did you see Swisher’s flyout?

  347. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    It is true that when Chad was asked what he’ll miss most about Scranton
    Hangin with Bob Vance of Vance Refridgeration

  348. Whitey Ford September 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    there is no way Larew makes it through the 3rd time in the order without getting pounded, a mediocre fastball and a change isn’t enough to get good hitters out for a whole game, that’s why he’s essentially a career minor leaguer.

  349. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    if Gardner gets on it’s a tie game at least

  350. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I hope AJ doesn’t get saddled with a 1-0 loss, lol. Val, no – I admit that since the clinching I don’t feel the urgency to watch every pitch. They still should be hitting this guy, but oh well……. I’ll bet AJ feels good to get back on the mound after all the uncertainty with his father…..

  351. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    blah

  352. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Betsy–I understand what you mean…the yanks are already in the playoffs lol. Swisher had a chance to do some damage and he flew out to right field (i think :-) ). I also hope AJ can win this game…he deserves it for his great pitching this year.

  353. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    relax. the Yanks don’t have their best AAA line-up out there tonight. This is expected. Those guys can’t play everyday.

  354. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Betsy funny you should talk about not feeling the need to watch every pitch. I am doing something entirely unusual for me. I am watching one of those continuous reality shows. It started early this afternoon and probably ends at 10. And it’s on a topic I couldn’t care less about – cooking. It’s called Top Chef or something, and I am thinking it is from last season.

    I have a feeling that this is my way of dealing with Pete leaving. I kind of can’t bring myself to watch baseball tonight because it feels a bit funereal to me.

    We all deal with things differently, and I guess this is my way of dealing.

  355. #23 Hitman September 29th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Sorry for jumping in late….but just read the news about Chad taking over..WOW!!! Awesome news!!!! GO YANKS!!!!

  356. miggs September 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Tom in NJ – you said a mouthful there.

    No pun intended I guess!

  357. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Does anyone else think it’s funny that the AAA yankees beat KC 8-2 yesterday, and the regulars are losing? lol

  358. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    on a sad note today, ex-Yankee Chuck Knoblauch’s wife accused him of hitting her in the face and choking her…. i certainly remember him from those great 90s teams, I also met him through playing baseball in the Houston area… disappointed to hear that today

  359. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Buchholz gives up another HR. I guess more rope-a-dope.

  360. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    just read about knoblauch…so sad…

  361. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Beckett is MESSED up!!

    He just said on NESN that this morning he had THREE cortisone shots in his back!! :shock:

  362. haiku-man September 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    TOR 7-2

    DET 5-1

  363. CK in LA September 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    you know it’s a slow game when yes is showing two kids hitting each other with foam fingers in the rotunda …..

  364. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    “Buchholz gives up another HR. I guess more rope-a-dope.”

    :)

    All part of the plan to not tax the regulars too much, even those that get into games…

  365. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    What happened to him, Valerie?

  366. S.A.--Serenity Now September 29th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Beckett is MESSED up!!

    He just said on NESN that this morning he had THREE cortisone shots in his back!!

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

    Yikes. :shock:

  367. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    lol that clip of that kid bashing the other one with the finger was pretty funny i thought

  368. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    if only texas could win outright :/

  369. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Come on Leyland make Verlander pitch a complete game. Wear out his arm.

  370. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    this guy is dealing.

  371. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    tex

  372. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    yanks_fan–somebody just posted something about him getting arrested for trying to choke his wife…here’s a link:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4516486

    btw, yay TEX!

  373. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    39!!

    All Right Marky!

  374. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Tex!! Ok score one more so AJ can sit down

  375. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    I’ll take it.

    Cue incessant whining.

  376. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    You’re on the mark, Teixeira.

  377. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Tex with a Yankee Stadium homer!! I will take it all day

  378. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    three cortisone shots in the back???

    It must be only a quad injury, relax. ;-)

  379. m September 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Another score would be nice. AJ deserves a win.

  380. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “# trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    “Buchholz gives up another HR. I guess more rope-a-dope.”

    :)

    All part of the plan to not tax the regulars too much, even those that get into games…”

    Yeah, don’t want to wear out the outfielders with having to catch fly balls. lol

  381. Rockks September 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    It be hooves the Yankees to score some runs for AJ….

  382. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Stevie
    September 29th, 2009 at 8:44 pm
    Beckett is MESSED up!!

    He just said on NESN that this morning he had THREE cortisone shots in his back!!

    Shaughnessy will write that it is more rope-a-dope in the Globe tomorrow.

  383. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    TEXXX!!

  384. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    lol @ selling that catch, c’mon rook

  385. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Come on Anderson, that was a pathetic attempt to sell a catch. It bounced more than a foot in front of him.

  386. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    anyone remember the MT interviews when he was struggling early in the year?

    he kept saying look at my numbers at the end of the year and judge me. – Well done Tex.

  387. Upstart September 29th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I want no part of Verlander in October…

    Please win the division, Twins. I’ll take my chances with that bum Pavano (despite how he pitched against us this yr)

  388. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “He just said on NESN that this morning he had THREE cortisone shots in his back!! ”

    be ready for the bloody back, bloody knee and bloody parole officer

  389. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Getting too many cortisone shots can do damage. Not only for the masking of pain, but it causes other problems with muscles, tendons, joints, bones.

    Maybe what Buckett should do is lose the gut, which isn’t helping his back.

  390. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    FranComa is a joke.

    In yesterday’s press conference he said Beckett’s back would loosen up with a “hot shower” and that he could have pitched if he wanted to, by they decided why bother under the circumstances (wild card in hand). And less than 12 hours later Beckett receives THREE cortisone shots.

  391. Mark September 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Verlander is so good, damn

    Throwing upper 90s all night and snapping that hook.

    Really hope Leyland burns him out before we face him.

  392. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    good article on cnnsi.com about the Yankees ALDS opponents-

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ml?eref=T1

    Verlander has been abused down the stretch. He’ll be absolutely gassed by the time he gets to Yankee stadium. I’m confident the Yankees can muster up enough runs against him with Sabathia or Burnett on the mound. This team can hit any pitcher in the game. Twins or Tigers, Yanks are fine either way. They aren’t worried.

  393. Manso September 29th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I told you all to calm down on Buchholz, didn’t I?

    I told you I want to see him face other teams besides the dormat Rays, Jays, and Os, and tonight, you are seeing him face a real offense.

    Joba is better than him.

  394. Valerie G. September 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    taking a breather…be back later.

  395. eric in queens September 29th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    So long, Pete. It was fun.

  396. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    What a pity. The 11 pitch at bat to Teahen cost him a chance to finish the inning. He also needs 8 more strikeouts against Tampa to reach 200. Pitched a fine game tonight, though.

  397. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Manso, isn’t Buchholz facing the Jays?

    I keep thinking about how the Red Sox keep putting Buchholz out as a possible trade candidate. If they kept him down int the minors, and keep looking to use him for another pitcher, doesn’t that say something about how they really think he will do?

  398. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Yeah isn’t Verlander pitching a new high in innings for his career. On the broadcast they said that Verlander throws about 120-130 pitches a start. I hope he is gassed up the time the playoffs start like CC was in 2007 and 2008.

  399. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    PIECE OF GARBAGE

  400. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Uhhh what was that?

  401. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Is Coke taking fielding lessons for Mitre?

  402. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    coke reallyyyyy screwed up this inning and AJ is on the hook for the L :(

  403. terpbomber September 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I guess Coke really doesn’t want to be in the postseason.

  404. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Jeter is lucky he didn’t get spiked there…

  405. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Not looking too swift on the fielding there Coke. That’s two poor fielding problems from him.

    Focus there boy.

  406. MikeBoston September 29th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    If the tigers/twins are down to wire Verlander will have to pitch on Sunday, he potentially might have to pitch game 2 of DS because of the race.

  407. haiku-man September 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Phil must still be hung over!

  408. RS September 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    What a joke.

  409. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    i am completely aware this game means nothing but i have been saying for months… postseason roster phil coke FAIL

  410. mike September 29th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Pete,

    Thanks for everything while you’ve been covering the Yankees. You did a tremendous job and made my experience as a fan that much better. I can’t thank you enough and I wish you continued success moving forward. Very happ for you that you’ll be closer to your family. Nothing more imprtant than family and friends.

    One favor though. When you start at the Globe, could you please start off with the following picture. Personally, I’d appreciate it a great deal.

    http://isportsweb.com/wp-conte.....punked.jpg

  411. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    THIS GUY IS A RETARD!!!!!!

  412. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    “i am completely aware this game means nothing but i have been saying for months… postseason roster phil coke FAIL”

    relax nature boy. He gave up a bunt single, and two come backers to the mound.

    His arm is fine. His head is messed up.

  413. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    what a spaz

  414. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Yep he’s still hungover.

  415. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Coke is completely lost

  416. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Boy is Coke a moron today. Did he party too much?

    Three mental errors from him today.

  417. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Gotta feel for Burnett and for Coke, too. He’s completely brain locked on the field tonight.

  418. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Someone is going to be taking pitchers’ fielding practice tomorrow.

  419. YankeeJosh September 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Pete,

    You created the place to go for Yankees news. We’ll miss you. Best of luck in Boston. Hopefully you have a nice week covering the Red Sox as the Angels run all over Varitek and Martinez on the way to a Yankees-Angels LCS. Then let the hot stove begin!

  420. Josh September 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    THIS GUY IS A RETARD!!!!!!
    ==========================
    and we’re gonna give this guy a PS roster spot? I understand we need to because we need another lefty and Coke has been solid at times this year but that mental mistake is worrisome.

  421. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    coke is having such a bad inning and the ball hasnt left the infield…well except when he threw it off jeters glove :P

  422. bru September 29th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    coke is to nervous to be in hi level situations

  423. jennifer September 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Coke does not belong on the post season roster. He has been awful as of late, and this inning should be the icing on the cake.

    He deserves the L, not AJ.

  424. MC September 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Whose pitching better at this point of the season, Marte or Coke?

  425. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Why is Girardi leaving him in there? You need to send the message strong and clear that bone headed work like that isn’t a good thing.

  426. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    is AJ going to take a loss because of this?

  427. OKI/DAVE September 29th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    A non pressure game and this Coke is flat….What would he do in the playoffs….

  428. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    There will be no loss tonight.

  429. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson)
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:11 pm
    THIS GUY IS A RETARD!!!!!!

    ————————————————————

    You and Nature Girl are all about style, aren’t you? Right down to the name extention.

  430. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Poor AJ – he has the worst luck. I know he had a really lousy stretch of baseball, but he should have more than 11 wins.

    I don’t trust Phil Coke at all……..he hyperventilated trying to save a game in the regular season; what’s he going to do in the 7th inning of a playoff game?

  431. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    I hope they can get those runs back. Yes. Runs, plural.

  432. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Coke making mental mistakes. He was pitching good but making mental mistakes.

  433. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    two runs and the only hit went about 20 feet.

  434. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Sloppy inning just from one single player. Coke blew that inning. I wonder if AJ will rip him a new one in the clubhouse for doing that to his start. He should.

  435. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    While Coke can be pretty bone headed sometimes like this inning, his arm is good enough to make the postseason roster. He’s more reliable than Marte as our lefty out of the pen. I’d say there’s about a zero percent chance he doesn’t make the playoff roster

  436. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Betsy

    Even in that bad stretch, the Yanks didn’t score him any runs in games he could have won.

  437. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    who cares about AJ’s win? as long as he pitched well that’s all that counts.

  438. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    There will be no loss tonight.

    *****

    You shall be right. I am going to jump in the shower now.

    Let the losing stop!

  439. RS September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    If the Yankees lose this game the loss should go to Coke, not Burnett. Coke had THREE chances to field the ball and he made the wrong play all three times.

  440. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I’m all worried about this dummy’s pitching and it was his unbelievably horrible fielding that blew the lead.

  441. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Unless Coke is hurt, he’s on the PS roster. If it comes down to Coke and Marte, Coke will be there.

  442. jennifer September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    If this is what Coke does in a low pressure situation against the Royals with the season wrapped up. How could you trust him with runners on second and third 2 out 1 run lead?

  443. sunny615 September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Coke left his brain in the bullpen apparently… what the Heck was that crap?

  444. igotid88 September 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I’m wondering if they should start putting in Hughes for 2ip at a time. To get him ready for the playoffs. Maybe start him off at an 1.1 then 1.2 then on Sunday 2 ip.

  445. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Carl, you’re right…but people see AJ with 11 wins and think he was bad this year and he was not. Still, if he pitches well in the post-season, no one will care.

    Where was Robertson?

    Repeat after me : Coke can not be trusted……

  446. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    8-2 Toronto over Boston. Wow, rope-a-dope in full blown mode.

  447. MC September 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Coke or Marte?

  448. BJK September 29th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks, Coke. This board needed something to whine about.

  449. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Coke isn’t going anywhere. You need a lefty in the pen –

    He pitched well – he just fielded his position terribly. It happens sometimes.

  450. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson)
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    I’m all worried about this dummy’s pitching and it was his unbelievably horrible fielding that blew the lead.

    ————————————————————

    Wake up, Chauncey. NYY didn’t have the lead.

  451. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    wow swish made that look easy

  452. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Swish!

  453. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    SWISH! Nothing but net!

  454. RS September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    On another note, how funny would it be if the Rangers lost tonight and the Sox had to celebrate their WC coming off a 5 game losing streak? That would be a bit awkward, no?

  455. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    SWISHER THE QUICK PICKER UPPER!!!!!!!!!!!

  456. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Got one back. That throw to home is the difference. Excuse me. That non-throw to home.

  457. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Are all the runs against AJ earned? What about the first one? Poor guy…….

  458. bru September 29th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    burnett pitched well wich is good

    i like coke but it seems like he gets real nervous wich can be a problem

    jeter is jeter because he is so relaxed

  459. YankeeRay September 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Coke always seems nervous to me. I would have no problem with Marte over him but that will never happen as Joe will be loyal like Torre. However, I don’t trust Coke in pressure situations.

  460. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    >Wake up, Chauncey. NYY didn’t have the lead.

    You’re right, Delilah. He didn’t blow the lead but he still blew. My bad.

  461. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Betsy, all the runs were earned. Except Coke’s. :?

  462. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “Where was Robertson?”

    good question. If he doesn’t pitch tonight, you have to wonder if he’s really ok.

  463. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Uncle E-

    Did that amaze you too???

  464. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    you can’t use the comparison that if Coke makes awful mental mistakes against the Royals he’d be bad in high pressure playoff situations. plenty of relievers, even great ones like Rivera, have worse numbers in LOWER pressure situations. Like Rivera’s poor stats in non-save situation. sometimes if relief pitchers aren’t jacked up enough, say for instance Phil Coke tonight against the Royals with five games left in the season and the Yankees just clinched, so Phil didn’t have his head in the game tonight. So what? He’ll be focused when it counts. He’s shown enough so far this year.

  465. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    “Where was Robertson?”

    good question. If he doesn’t pitch tonight, you have to wonder if he’s really ok.

    ***

    Sterling said he was warming in the bullpen

  466. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    C’mon. Coke has gotten big outs all year. Remember two days ago when he K’d Ortiz? Or any of the other times during the year when he did that in the clutch? Some people improve their memories.

    His pitching wasn’t the problem there, it was the nerves and brain-lock. And not throwing to home plate was likely due to his deciding to just throw to first on the next comebacker.

    Anybody remember when Detroit pitchers blew up with poor fielding against the Cards in the WS a couple of years ago? It happens.

    The best make mechanical errors. The mental one was due to frustration and nerves, which can be fixed by practicing his fielding over and over and over….Better now than next week.

  467. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    hmm what? the royals have their own Hughes? wow

  468. RS September 29th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    I’m wondering why so many people trust Coke over Marte. If Marte is healthy, which he seems to be, he has so much more experience than Coke. He won a WS with the White Sox in ’05 and was a closer with the Pirates, so he’s been in pressure situations before.

    I like Coke and I think he deserves a playoff spot because he and Mo are the only ones in the bullpen who have been here from the beginning, but I don’t think there’s such a gap between him and Marte. Right now I trust them about equally.

  469. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    They won’t even use Coke that much during the playoffs. It will be Rivera, Hughes, Aceves, Robeertson doing most of the work. Him and Marte will be used for lefty batters.

  470. daver September 29th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    I still can’t believe Coke made 3 bonehead plays in that inning and handed the Royals 2 runs. It’s something you’d see in a Little League game…not in MLB.

  471. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    sorry- Robertson.

  472. Pov September 29th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    It would be interesting to see the results of a poll on the question who can’t you stand more more? Phil Coke or Brian Bruney. Each does such a dismal inconsistent job that it’s hard to predict the clear winner. I’d have to bet on Bruney though. He is pretty consistently lousy, Coke at least sometimes comes through.

  473. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Texas might be facing a AAA lineup tonight now that the Angels have clinched.

  474. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    thank you Erica.

    now, quick – take a shower please. We need a comeback win.

  475. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Say the Sox lose?

    Do they sit around and wait for the end of the west coast game?

    Barhopping on Landowne street then back to the clubhouse at 2:00am?

    How about a champagne brunch celebration tomorrow morning?

  476. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Great job by Jose there, fouling off pitches and then working the walk.

  477. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:22 pm
    Uncle E-

    Did that amaze you too???

    Swish? no.

  478. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Love this Pettitte quote from the ceremony earlier-

    You guys haven’t changed from Day 1. Y’all deserve it,” Pettitte said. “Obviously, we are so proud of y’all. It has been a privilege and an honor to play alongside of y’all.”

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....;type=lgns

  479. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Bruney consistently lousy? I guess you weren’t watching Sunday when the Yanks clinched against Boston. Bruney got 5 straight outs in the 7th-8th innings; Coke got Ortiz for the last out of the 9th.

  480. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    thank you Erica.

    now, quick – take a shower please. We need a comeback win.

    *****

    No one pays attention to me!!!!!

    See 9:16, exactly two minutes before Swishers home run

    (Uncle E- you clearly missed it too)

  481. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    M, you’re kidding…….so AJ’s line is 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings and it should have been 0. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter, but it’s still annoying. It’s also annoying that we had a strong lineup in there and they didn’t hit at all tonight. AJ could have gotten his 100th win tonight and instead he may get stuck with a loss thanks to Phil Coke…….who, I will say again, I do not want to see in any big spot. He’s not that good………and he can’t even make the basic plays.

  482. jennifer September 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Erica

    New drinking game. One drink for every time Andy say Y’all. Or should we say any Yankee player for that matter. Swish types it on twitter, so that counts as well.

  483. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    lol, gameday had that 3-0.

  484. Pov September 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Joe from Long Island

    His pitching wasn’t the problem there, it was the nerves and brain-lock. And not throwing to home plate was likely due to his deciding to just throw to first on the next comebacker.

    Joe the guy is a professional making big bucks, I hope you don’t have a guy coming in late innings with the game on the line suffering from nerves and brain lock.

  485. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    jennifer
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    Erica

    New drinking game. One drink for every time Andy say Y’all. Or should we say any Yankee player for that matter. Swish types it on twitter, so that counts as well.

    *****

    I feel that should be saved for the playoffs. It could take the edge off some of the nerves. But I am liking it

  486. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Errors like that obviously happen even in the big leagues, but Coke should be worried about his spot on the roster, even if its just to help get him focused.

    That was all mental error on his part. While this game doesn’t mean a thing, other than giving AJ a chance to hone his stuff, you still do not want to see focus problems from a guy you are going to need in a possible tight spot.

  487. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    m
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    lol, gameday had that 3-0.

    ****

    LOL. So did Sterling

  488. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    No, 2 ER for AJ, 1 unearned run for Coke.

  489. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    out?

  490. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    coke has been very nervous and wild all year but it doesn’t get a lot of attention because the yankees seem to pull the game out when he does. i think he is highly capable but he spazzes out big time. remember the baltimore game when he threw 2 wild pitches with men on and jose bailed him out by getting brian roberts out at home? i just think marte is a better option at this point.

  491. daver September 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    why didn’t guzman steal?????????????

  492. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Joe, nerves and brain lock don’t exactly make me feel better. If he’s nervous in a meaningless game against the Royals, what’s he going to be in the playoffs? I don’t think he’s reliable……….and brain locking on basic plays like that is not acceptable.

  493. Pov September 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Bruney consistently lousy? I guess you weren’t watching Sunday when the Yanks clinched against Boston.

    I did watch that, but I guess that makes it Ok to forget about all the other times where he came in and didn’t get the job done?

  494. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    wow how worthless was guzman? almost picked off, doesn’t steal, can’t beat out the DP. why are they considering wasting a spot on him? just stick with Pena.

  495. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    sorry Erica. I missed that.

    I can’t watch the Yankees, read posts, check on your shower, vacuum the rug and run the AC at the same time. I’ll blow a fuse in my brain.

  496. daver September 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Leave Coke off for Marte?

  497. djsunyc September 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    here come the twins. now 5-4 tigers but twins have a runner on 2nd with 2 outs in the 8th…

  498. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    M, thanks!

    Joe, one good outing by Bruney should not wipe away all the bad outings he’s had.

  499. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Gross, Cruz. Blowing his snot out on the mound.

  500. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    “M, you’re kidding…….so AJ’s line is 3 runs in 6 2/3 innings and it should have been 0. In the grand scheme of things, it doesn’t matter, but it’s still annoying. It’s also annoying that we had a strong lineup in there and they didn’t hit at all tonight. AJ could have gotten his 100th win tonight and instead he may get stuck with a loss thanks to Phil Coke…….who, I will say again, I do not want to see in any big spot. He’s not that good………and he can’t even make the basic plays.”

    Betsy, take a deep breath and relax…things will be ok :)

  501. BJK September 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Verlander at 125 pitches. He is gassed.

  502. daver September 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    If Guzman stole a base…that would be a run there…

  503. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Leyland is an idiot ! He is going to destroy Verlander’s arm before the postseason starts. He is going to have more than 130 pitches on the night.

  504. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Record hit for the Captain. Wow. The records coming like this are really something to see.

    Congrats to Cano and Jetes.

  505. daver September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    come on Damon……….geez

  506. djsunyc September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    i can not give enough props to cano…200 hits, 50 doubles…while batting 7th in the lineup…and playing a gold glove 2nd base too…

  507. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    wow way outside! horrible call by the ump

  508. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    take the bat off your shoulder, schmuck.

  509. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Gameday not agreeing with the ump on that one. Not even borderline.

  510. no.27 September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Verlander is ridiculous. He’s throwing 98 mph in the 8th inning on his 130th pitch. wow.

  511. Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    My the critics are out in force. I guess being a professional in something means no mistakes are ever allowed. It’s a shame ballplayers can’t be perfect all the time like everyone else is.

  512. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Cuddyer or whoever that was for the Twins let Verlander get away with a straight fastball over the plate before he tapped out. it was 98mph but right over the middle.

  513. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    The Tigers really don’t want to lose though…

  514. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    sorry Erica. I missed that.

    I can’t watch the Yankees, read posts, check on your shower, vacuum the rug and run the AC at the same time. I’ll blow a fuse in my brain.

    *****

    I understand. its a lot for one person to take on

  515. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Obviously Leyland has no faith in his pen, this is the second 130 (or close to it) pitch start for Verlander in a row.

    Verlander was having control problems in that last inning. While it is for the playoffs, is it worth the risk to Verlander’s arm?

  516. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Pel-

    Watch whose pretend boyfriend you are calling bad words!!!!!!!

    I do NOT like that attitude :angry:

  517. daver September 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    “My the critics are out in force. I guess being a professional in something means no mistakes are ever allowed. It’s a shame ballplayers can’t be perfect all the time like everyone else is.”

    He had not one mistake…but three in a row…all boneheaded infield plays.

  518. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    curtis granderson pretty clutch today

  519. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Way to go Tito!

    Boston has lost 5 in a row and 7 of the last 9.

  520. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Joe, the real issue isn’t making a mental error, its making three of them that is the bigger issue.

    After the first one he should have been more focused.

  521. no.27 September 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    when is boston going to try to win again?

  522. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Verlander is going to be done before the playoffs like CC was if they use him up like this the rest of the way. The good thing is that you can score runs off of him because he makes mistakes.

  523. Pov September 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Joe from Long Island September 29th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    My the critics are out in force. I guess being a professional in something means no mistakes are ever allowed. It’s a shame ballplayers can’t be perfect all the time like everyone else is.

    Joe we are just reacting to your comments. The guy made bad plays and your catching flak because your making excuses for him.

  524. DC September 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Have we found out why no Robertson?

  525. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Stevie
    September 29th, 2009 at 9:38 pm
    Way to go Tito!

    Boston has lost 5 in a row and 7 of the last 9.

    ***
    Don’t you know its all part of the strategy?

  526. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Anyone seen selena roberts lately??

  527. RS September 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    I can’t decide whether Verlander is going to be a bulldog like Clemens/Sabathia, or if he’s going to blow out his arm in the future.

  528. Christina- Pics of the Old Stadium.. so depressing September 29th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    wow, they changed the title of the blog already. So sad. It’s funny though how Pete did pretty much all the work here and now they need 2+ guys to replace him.

  529. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    robertson looks pretty good thats a plus

  530. John in Ohio September 29th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Granderson did not have a great year at the plate, but he’s clutch. Has has a great week for the Tigers when it counts big.

    I wonder what it would take for the Yanks to pry him away from Detroit. He would be a great fit.

  531. John in Ohio September 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    * has had*

  532. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Verlander is throwing a lot of 120+ pitches in these outings. Don’t be surprise if he doesn’t have much in the playoffs.

  533. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    people look at Coke’s 4.63 era and immediately think of the bad he’s been, that hes bum and shouldnt be trusted…

    coke has been in 70 games this year…if you take out 3 of his outings…

    he has a 2.83 era….

    COKE HAS BEEN HIGHLY EFFECTIVE this year…sorry for the caps but people just dont realize this…his stats are outstanding except for his 3 outing bloated era…

  534. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I guess Flash is forgetting that Robertson has been off for a bit and needs the time to shake off the rust.

    I really don’t like him announcing games.

  535. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    >Anyone seen selena roberts lately??

    Have you checked under a bridge?

  536. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Robertson is looking good. This and AJ’s fine start are the two best things to happen tonight.

  537. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Verlander was not that great in the 2006 postseason because of a big workload. I think this will come back to bite the Tigers.

  538. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I am going to curl into a ball on the couch with Snoopy! I will catch y’all later :-)

  539. Coach6423 September 29th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    getting squeezed must be a prerequisite for your 1st trip back.

  540. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Adam lind might lead the AL in homers by tomorrow night

  541. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Bruney is gonna make me cry.

  542. Mike September 29th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Girardi trusts Coke and that is all that matters.

    He will be summoned in big spots this postseason, to get out Granderson in the 1st round.

  543. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Nice outing for Robertson coming off of the elbow issue.

    Coke? Not worth fussing about. He is what he is. A pitcher that can give up the homerun once in a while, gets the yips, and hyperventilates on the mound at times.

    But he’s gotten the job done at times as well.

    Whatever.

  544. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Not bad there Bruney.

  545. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    This ump sucks. That was not a strike

  546. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Good for Bruney but that strike zone is a joke.

  547. Coach6423 September 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Robertson threw 3 pitches that were better than that and they were called balls, more inconsistent umpiring.

  548. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    8-7 in Boston. What the hell?

  549. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Wow, it looks like the Roid Sox found their bats.

  550. Yankee Fan in VA September 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Sox seem to have finally remembered that they had a game tonight. Now 8-7.

    In the meantime, Twins down to their last out in the nightcap.

  551. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Twins down by just 1 with the tying run at 2nd

  552. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    francona took off the “rope a dope” sign

  553. Coach6423 September 29th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    tieing run at the plate for minny

  554. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    “8-7 in Boston. What the hell?”

    if they lose, they didn’t really try. It was a meaningless game.

    if they win, it will be historic. What a comeback. This is the kind of fight that championship teams have. blah blah blah.

  555. m September 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Be cautious, take him out. :mad:

  556. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Detroit wins

  557. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Detroit pulls through… just.

  558. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Ron Jeremy warming up in the bullpen.

  559. App State Greg September 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Pete, your 9:57 update makes me sad…good luck!

  560. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    lol @ Phil Hughes

  561. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    OMG I hate Phil’s mustache. He makes him look about 10 years old and very creepy.

  562. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    hughes mustache is hiiilarious

  563. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Pete, tell hughesie to shave the mustachio!

  564. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Oh for the love of Mo please shave that thing off Phil! It looks ridiculous.

  565. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    I hope Hillman waits a while longer to figure out that Cruz is NOT okay.

  566. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Krazy Kyle

  567. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Kyle farnsworth sigthing. He must be ready to shove it in the yankees faces.

  568. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Piece of dirt Papel-loser just hit Adam Lind. I decided to turn on the Sux game to try to focus all the negative energy possible in their direction.

  569. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    i think there is an uglier sight than phil’s stache in the royals bullpen and its name is farnsworth

  570. Benny Blanco September 29th, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    sighting**

  571. Mike September 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    One of the worst mustaches I have ever seen

  572. steve September 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Mlb.com said injury delay during texs a b please tell me he is ok

  573. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    So Ron Jeremy! Ugh.

  574. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    steve
    September 29th, 2009 at 10:03 pm
    Mlb.com said injury delay during texs a b please tell me he is ok

    it was for the pitcher marks fine

  575. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Painful.

  576. Mike D September 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I know this is a meaningless game, but I don’t want AJ to lose this game and be 12-10.

    Coke imploding so close to playoff time isn’t good either.
    Ad as usual, the offense falls asleep against someone they don’t know. This awful Royals pen sets us down easy too.

  577. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Phil’s mustache is really hideous- if he’s got any friends on the team, lol, they really should have told them that. I wonder if he made a bet with someone and lost……..

    DT, absolutely about AJ and Robertson, but it stinks that (a) they didn’t hit at all tonight and (b) AJ is going to get stuck with a loss he doesn’t deserve.

  578. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    forget soria. oh please give us a shot at krazy kyle in the 9th.

  579. Pov September 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    It will take me awhile to figure out this one out. Down a run and you take 3 of the 4 IF’ers out for a half Inning?

  580. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    i bet it’s mostly women hating on hughes ‘stache. they don’t understand the coolness that is facial hair.

  581. el prez September 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Last inning for Pete, Covering the Yankees

    Best of Luck. I am sure you will do great things for the Globe.

    Thanks for all the great insight. I read the blog constantly during the day, and even now when I have to write a 5 page paper for school. You are truly a pioneer in this industry and I will miss your writing.

    Thanks

  582. Alto September 29th, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    “UPDATE, 10:03 p.m.: If Swisher doesn’t take out one out here, it’s hard to have much hope in Gardner, Cervelli and Pena in the ninth inning against Soria.”

    Yep. Looks like double-digit losses for AJ.

    Sigh… why couldn’t this offense explode today for AJ like they did yesterday?

  583. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Frankie Angel Eyes will get it done in the 9th.

  584. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    wow GJ Hairston!

  585. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Hairy Jerry!

  586. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Does anyone really feel comfortable handing the ball to Coke in a close situation during the playoffs? Even if it is lefty that is up to bat?

  587. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    That better make webgems.

  588. KWAN September 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    It’s not like Coke got shelled… he got beat by his own fielding miscues.

    In the playoffs, he is going to be basically a LOOGY anyway to get Granderson out.

  589. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Nice job Hairston. Love it. DP showing good baseball knowledge.

  590. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    lol. did i just hear i bell? cause Hairston just schooled that rook

  591. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Hairston saving Bruney’s butt there.

    Let’s go, last licks.

  592. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Nice job for Bruney

  593. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Christina, the guy that hyperventilated at the idea of closing a game in the regular season? Nope…..

  594. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    it’s not over! Let’s go extra innings for Pete’s sake! ;-)

  595. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Why was Phil warming up if he didn’t come in?

  596. BJK September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Mike D
    September 29th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Ad as usual, the offense falls asleep against someone they don’t know. This awful Royals pen sets us down easy too.

    ———————————————————–

    As usual? You do realize they’ve won 101 games, right?

  597. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    impressive play by Hairston… very heads up… Good move getting this guy by Cashman

  598. Nome September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Coke with the short right porch against Granderson = disaster.

    Do not use Coke in the playoffs under any circumstances.

  599. daver September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    There is hope. Krazy Kyle is in.

  600. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Blow the game Krazy Kyle!

  601. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    hey look, its crazy kyle, coming in for the save. No way!

  602. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    So glad Farnsworth is pitching. Soria is one of my favorite pitchers and I’d hate rooting for him to lose.

  603. BX 44 September 29th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Farnsworth closing the game? LMAO

    Watch him get us out 1-2-3

  604. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Farnsworth is about to blow this game

  605. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    To be fair, it sounds like the other Yankees played horrible D in the 3rd inning when AJ gave up the first run……..They didn’t exactly show up to play for him, did they?

  606. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    LOL Farnsworth !!!
    4 straight walks and we play bonus baseball !

  607. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Is Soria hurt?

  608. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Farnsworth throwing strikes?

    That’s just Krazy!

  609. Manso September 29th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Well, you need someone to pitch the 7th in the playoffs. You can’t use Hughes for 2 in every game.

    Coke has to be able to get the lefties

  610. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Ace can pitch the 7th, no?

  611. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Gardner has looked bad at the plate today.

  612. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Gardner has been horrible since he came off the DL. He just takes great pitches to hit every at bat.

  613. Sey September 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    We have Gardner, Cervelli, and Pena due up. No power what so ever.

    Hillman probably thought he could get away with Kyle tonight.

  614. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    No tennis swing?!

    Come on, Brett.

  615. Western Slope September 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Having grown up in Nanuet, reading the Journal News, I can’t blame you Pete for jumping to the Globe. If the Globe can’t solve its union problems and continues to get thinner and thinner, maybe you will find your way back to NY where you belong. If not, I hope you spend the next couple of years writing about the demise of the Red Sox. Either way, good luck.

  616. Yankee44 September 29th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Who gets the pie tonight? :)

  617. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    wow. c’mon gardner, get the bat off your shoulder chump

  618. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    yeah that fastball right down the middle really freezes good ol gardy

  619. nettles September 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    A perfect ending to your Yankees career, Pete – Kyle!

  620. Bill September 29th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    That’s why Gardner isn’t a starter. Way too tentative in his ABs. Looking for a walk rather than a hit.

  621. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Wow, Verlander went 129 pitches tonight. That’s the 6th time in his last 10 outings that he’s gone over 120 pitches. How much more does his arm have in it? I really hope he has to pitch in a meaningful game on Sunday.

  622. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Someone please tell Brett Gardner to swing the #^&$@ bat.

  623. daver September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Pinch hit Hinske for Pena?

  624. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    gardner is reallllly slumping…he turned it on for a little bit but has been bad of late…his problem looks to be a direct result of him taking to many hittable pitches…too many first pitch fastballs right down the middle he takes…

  625. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    walk-off hinske

  626. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    well that was Krazy

  627. Marie September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Gardner has looked horrible recently. It is amazing how many fastballs/pitches he takes. Pitchers know that and just lay fastballs right over the plate.

  628. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    the eyes have it with catwoman up!

  629. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Oh, that looked like an easy out. Thanks, Farnsy!

  630. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Hmmmm….

    Something cooking…

  631. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    wooo Cervelli!

  632. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Put in Shelley. Let him crank it out. He can get a pie for his big birthday today

  633. vtyankeefan-the original!! September 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Hey Pete, Thanks for the good times. The Blog will be fine, but you will be missed. I’ll make sure to read you at the Globe and Boston.com

  634. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Kyle made the mistake of looking into Cervelli’s eyes…

    :)

  635. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    If that was Molina he would have been thrown out.

  636. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    The bloop (sorta)…now time for the blast off!

  637. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    No bunting the mall cop?

  638. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    looks like Krazy Karl got some new ink

  639. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    there it goes to deep right!

  640. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Hinske!

  641. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Here we go! Finally some life…Time for a walk-off double…

  642. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    SQUEEZE!

  643. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    hit on the ground through, it’s a base hit!

  644. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    hmm too bad Guzman was already used.

  645. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Pena has been nothing but clutch in every big opportunity, they should have let him hit.

  646. JZ September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    This is too funny. They bring in Farnsworth to try and get the save.

  647. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Come on, it shouldn’t be too hard to get a sac fly off Farnsworth. He loves giving up fly balls.

  648. BFARBS September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    hinske with your best shot! can robbie get a ribbie?

  649. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Oh, Karl, how I don’t miss you.

  650. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Well, this certainly makes things even more dramatic.

    Crossing my fingers that there isn’t a DP.

  651. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    knew Frankie Angel Eyes would do at least something in this inning, win or lose. :)

  652. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Hinske! Oh lord, no double play – please!

  653. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Come on guys.. a walk off win for Pete’s last game covering you would be nice. If its not too much to ask for, lol.

  654. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    When is Jeter going to get pied? Teixeira?

  655. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    nevermind don’t wanna squeeze for a tie

    plus cano can’t bunt

  656. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Oh no…Robbie Cano…He better get a good swing here!

  657. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Anything but a groundball.

  658. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Pena would have hit a walk off ;)

  659. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    c’mon Cano, sac fly!!!

  660. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Cano is RISP machine! (this week)

  661. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Whose on Deck???

  662. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Toronto wins

  663. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    booo the pitching coach!

  664. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    too bad Brett “Takes two strikes” Gardner wasn’t on base for that hit…

  665. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Hinske is really making it obvious he will be in the playoffs…

  666. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    THANK YOU GOD IN HEAVEN!

    THE LOSERS IN BEANTOWN LOSE ONCE AGAIN.

    Is it too late for Pete to change his mind????

  667. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Why is this moron coming out, its September 29th in a game that has 0 meaning…go back in the dugout this guy is a veteran…

  668. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Only Farnsworth could make a meaningless game intresting.

  669. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Nice! Youk called out on strike 3 to end the game.

  670. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    could Cano do it two nights in a row? I don’t know.

  671. Ghost of Billy Mays September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Wow, Verlander went 129 pitches tonight. That’s the 6th time in his last 10 outings that he’s gone over 120 pitches. How much more does his arm have in it? I really hope he has to pitch in a meaningful game on Sunday.”

    You guys that think that Verlander is going be anything less than the guy who’s throwing 99 on his 130th pitch in two weeks are dilusional…

    In my humblest of opinions.

    ;-)

    Dude is the definition of stud.

    I’m not saying we should be petrified to face the Tigers or even Verlander necessarily.

    Their offense is pathetic.

    But I wouldn’t expect Verlander if we do draw the Tigers ALDS to be anything less than “Verlander”

    If anything in the post season he may even be tougher on adrenalin alone.

  672. pat September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    A Farnsie wild pitch for the tie for old times sake?

  673. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Youkilis strikes out to end the Red Sox game. Be interesting to see how they celebrate if Texas happens to win tonight.

  674. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    lol Youk down on strikes.

  675. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    RED LIGHT, RED LIGHT DISTRICT!

  676. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Ha ha Boston loses again.

    Now they can only sneak in the backdoor tonight.

  677. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    hmm seriously, how many times that pitching coach is going to walk to the mound?

  678. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Just Kyle being Kyle….I can’t believe the Yanks went to the play offs with him as their set up man. That is scary to think of.

  679. Yankee Fan in VA September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    C’mon Robbie, base hit here, or at least a deep fly ball or slow roller…

  680. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    tie.

  681. terpbomber September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Cano got the job done.

  682. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    tie game!!!!

  683. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Cano GJ!!!!

  684. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    OH ME OH ME OH MY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    TIE GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!1111

  685. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Sheesh, nearly had it…!

  686. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    GJ! Robbie!

  687. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Robbie!!!!

  688. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Ah, this is the Farnsworth I remember so clearly.

    Something must be wrong with Soria, id assume?

  689. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    i was cheering for them to turn him loose…. so smart…. just about ended it… Damn Cano is good

  690. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    ahahahahahaha Farnsworth blows it. how many of us saw that coming? feels good to be on the other end of a Farnsworth blown save for once.

  691. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I thought that was gone. Cano gave the flip of the bat like it was.

  692. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Good job Cano. Hit to the wrong part of the park though.

  693. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    ok who thought it was leaving the park or at least a double?

  694. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Sorry Pete,

    Just when you think you’re out…..It’s Krazy Kyle to pull you back in !

  695. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Damon is due for a homerun.

  696. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    if this game goes 18 innings… it’s a sign Pete –

    you should have left yesterday. :-)

  697. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    No loss for AJ!!! Yay!!!!!!!

  698. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Missed the HR by a centimeter.

  699. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Extra innings. Now youze can’t leave.

  700. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    AJ’s off the hook. :)

  701. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Damon needs to hit one out here…one of those really straight Kyle fastballs…

  702. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    ohhhhh johnny hes due

  703. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    # trisha – OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    THANK YOU GOD IN HEAVEN!

    THE LOSERS IN BEANTOWN LOSE ONCE AGAIN.

    Is it too late for Pete to change his mind????
    ======================================================

    Now they have to sit in the locker room and wait for the outcome of the Texas game, and if they’re lucky, they’ll back into the playoff sometime around 1:00 AM :)

  704. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    HInske with a SB? wth….

  705. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    HINSKE STEAL!?!?!?!

  706. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    wow hinske motoring ?!?!?!

  707. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Hinske stealing a base LOL

  708. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Hinske’s got wheels!

  709. The Damon-ator September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    wow hinske was going to be out by a mile at 3rd

  710. Rob in Vt. September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    That’s what speed can do for you,lol.

  711. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Will AJ pie Cano no matter who wins the game for saving him from a loss?

  712. Yankee44 September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Nice aggressive baserunning by Hinske!

  713. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hinske totally though he was nailed.

  714. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I guess they don’t know JD’s in a slump.

  715. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    You’re the Juan!.

  716. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  717. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Miranda pie please

  718. Serf September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    I love how we disappoint every single team we face. This team hurts feelings.

  719. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Juan Miranda…its pie time…by the wild pitch could really win this game with Krazy Kyle on the hill…

  720. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Hinske was probably thinking we already clinched no one wants to play extra innings lets get this over with.

  721. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Miranda: Fransy is nothing. go have your first major league walk off hit.

  722. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Juan Miranda. This could be interesting.

  723. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Juan Gone Miranda, I’m calling it. First pitch.

  724. Yankee Fan in VA September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Everyone got their pie arms warmed up?

  725. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Start Baking the Pie, its MIRANDA TIME

  726. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    They intentionally walked MPB Johnny Damon… GRRRRR :mad:

  727. Eyanks09 September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    only fitting the Yanks win on your last night Pete… let’s do it!

  728. RayBlay September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    why oh why did Krazy kyle have to appear in this game.. you gonna make me even more sentimental pete.. its enough with the angel berroa jokes and big g references.. but now im realizing just how much im gonna miss ya pete

  729. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Ghost of Billy Mays
    Yeah but pitchers hit a wall. Sabathia hit a wall in the postseason twice from a big workload. Verlander is good but he is not superman.

  730. Mac Daddy September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    pete…enough with the predicitons…geez

  731. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    should have swung at that on Juan!

  732. terpbomber September 29th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Miranda could be the unlikeliest of heroes…

  733. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Maybe the Royals didn’t use Soria because a Yankee win was inevitable and they wanted to protect his psyche? Farnsworth was expendable of course :)

  734. frank & beans September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I love Kyle good to see him blow up like he did with us.

  735. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Hinske cementing his postseason spot

  736. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    At the AAA games I went to, the crowd would harass Miranda by saying “Read him his rights.”

  737. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Pie the man, A.J.!

  738. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    YES!!!!!

  739. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Whoa!

  740. Yankee44 September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    PIE TIME!!!

  741. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    MIranda!!!!

  742. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    OH MY GODODODODODODO!!!!!!!!!1111111111111111111111

  743. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    LMAO…. that’s KRAZY.

  744. Serf September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Another random walk off. rofl.

  745. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    PIE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  746. Blackaccord September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    braves have tying run on first base.. nobody out.. nunez on the mound.. its really interesting to follow the braves/rockies and tigers/twins fiasco..

  747. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    LOL seriously? This team is INSANE

  748. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    LOL What a way to win!!

  749. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    WOW…

  750. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    LOL are you kidding me? Krazy Kyle…

  751. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Oh Pete you are so lucky!

  752. terpbomber September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Tada!

  753. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    This team just refuses to lose!!!!!

    I thank my shower :-)

  754. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    MIRANDA!!!!!! THANK U KYLE!!!!!!!!!

  755. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    How shocking. Kyle Farnsworth blew a game. Who knew it was possible

  756. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I soooooo call it. PIE for Miranda!!!!

  757. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    You’re kidding me. lol Boy things are going well in DA Bronx.

  758. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Good for him! After being passed over for Teixiera that’s a great moment for him.

  759. Lisa September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Nice prediction Pete. Good one for the last night. 4-3 Yanks.

  760. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    They’re beating the crap out of Miranda.

  761. pat September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Unbelievable. The kids contributing this week

  762. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Poor Farnsworth couldn’t field two balls that inning.

  763. Rob B (Officialy on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Hinske with the steal advance on the error? :shock:

    Juan Miranda with the walk off, fluke single? :shock:

    Destiny?

  764. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Yay!! A walk off win for Pete’s last game. I’m glad I decided to ask for it. :-)

  765. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Great game for Pete to go out on…thank you Krazy Kyle….

  766. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    THIS TEAM IS MAGIC

  767. Coach6423 September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    HAHAHAHA…..Oh Kyle, how I have missed you…

  768. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Poor Kyle. :(

    But good for the Yankees.

  769. nettles September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    You nailed it, Pete!

  770. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    The Yankees win AND AJ doesn’t get the loss……..I sort off feel bad for Farnsworth, but wow………….lol

  771. BJK September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    There you go, Pete.

    One more pie for the road.

    Thanks for everything.

  772. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    my dad just said ” well this team definitely has an angel or 2 with them this year” “grin:

  773. Josh September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    That’s why you’re not on the team anymore Farns!

  774. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    TRIPLE AAA YANKEES 1 — KC Royals 0

  775. iiicollies September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Fitting that Pete leaves us when we have another walkoff … and off Krazy Kyle!

  776. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    We’ll see this game on Yankees Classics within a week

  777. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Awww how exciting for Miranda!

  778. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    The only way this season ends properly is with a walkoff in the World Series.

  779. Rob in Vt. September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Pie time!!!

  780. Stevie September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    102 wins

    46 Games above .500

  781. JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    The guys malling him are all the kids…wonderful evening for Pete and the Yanks…

  782. Serf September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    I’m so confused with how we win games now. The 9th inning should be renamed “Yankees”. I saw a win coming as soon as we hit the 9th inning. It just has to happen, or we suck. :)

  783. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Feel bad for Krazy Kyle. Had to watch all his former teammates jubilantly run right past him after blowing the game. I feel for that guy. Just because he can’t handle pressure doesn’t mean he’s not a good guy.

  784. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Good for the kid!

  785. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    my dad just said ” well this team definitely has an angel or 2 with them this year” “grin:

    :D Yup, they sure do. :D

  786. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Kim Jones should be interviewing Miranda. where;s the pie dammit?

  787. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Good thing the pie man is back. He didn’t want to miss this one.

  788. MB September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Pete, thanks for the memories! Hope you have a ton of interesting off season stories to cover for the Sox in early October this year, and every year you cover them!

  789. smile for the camera September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Hinske was another great pickup

  790. Spider_Ham September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Dude you called IT

  791. Joe B September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Great call 4-3 Pete…

    You’ll be missed

  792. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I LOVE NYY!!!!

  793. iiicollies September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    So Minny falls short and Boston falls and we do it again. Damn good feeling about the post season

  794. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    I missed the pie, lol- was that AJ? I’m surprised – he was all showered and cleaned up!

    That run was on Hinske, who went to 3rd…….

  795. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    That game was in the bag, once we got Erica in the shower again. ;-)

  796. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Hinske completely set up that inning with his hit and stolen base. The Yankees are going to have such a tough decision constructing their team for the postseason. There’s just so many guys that deserve a spot.

  797. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Hinske completely set up that inning with his hit and stolen base. The Yankees are going to have such a tough decision constructing their team for the postseason. There’s just so many guys that deserve a spot.

  798. RayBlay September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    could there be any more fitting game to be pete’s last

  799. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    “Now they have to sit in the locker room and wait for the outcome of the Texas game, and if they’re lucky, they’ll back into the playoff sometime around 1:00 AM
    :)

    Yeah, and the Sux will let the “fenway faithful” stay and watch the Texas game on their miniature screen and gee, if Texas loses, the Sux will come out of the clubhouse at one in the morning and the fenway faithful will scream like they’ve just won the world series.

    :D

  800. Rob B (Officialy on the Jeter for MVP bandwagon) September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    “JPugsly77 September 29th, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    TRIPLE AAA YANKEES 1 — KC Royals 0″
    ——————

    Nope. It’s AAA Yankees 2 – KC Royals 0.

    Did you forget about last night?

  801. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Does Miranda speak english?

  802. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    LOL AJ pied himself!!

  803. James (die hard yanks and jets fan) September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Pete, this was a fitting ending for your last yankee game. good luck at the globe! but as always GO YANKEES!

  804. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Miranda: what the hell is that?

    Aj: what? yeah boy!!!

  805. Arno September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Woooooh!!!!

    I’m still on track for my 105-wins prediction!! :D

  806. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Eric Hinskee, the new Matt Stairs?

  807. TRF September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I was hoping that Miranda would hit one out, so I could hear John Sterling’s call “Read him his Miranda Rights, he just won the game!”

  808. CK in LA September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    What an excellent farewell, Peter!! Krazy Kyle coughs it up.

    I miss you already.

  809. Terry from NH September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    10.5 game lead.. not that it matters, but damn that’s dominating!

  810. vtyankeefan-the original!! September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Another ninth inning come from behind win- this team is unbelievable. Lets bring on the post-season already!!

  811. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    I feel bad for Kyle too. Really.

  812. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive) September 29th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    That game was in the bag, once we got Erica in the shower again. ;-)
    ————-
    I thought she was snuggling with Snoopy. Was worried she might miss her PB hit the walk off. Too bad they walked him.

  813. L to the 2nd September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Un – be – friggin’- lievable

    Farnsworth blows it – woulda thunk it?

    I’m feeling nostalgic :)

  814. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Does Miranda speak english?
    —-
    Either that or Suzyn knows Spanish

  815. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Hinske’s YES on-field post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/9e86K

  816. Yanks_Fan September 29th, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Awww Pete, you’re really gonna be missed. Wish you nothing but the best in Boston!

  817. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    hmm, the Royals just got their Miranda rights!

  818. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    TRF September 29th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    I was hoping that Miranda would hit one out, so I could hear John Sterling’s call “Read him his Miranda Rights, he just won the game!”
    —————————
    Is that what he said?

  819. Terry from NH September 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Take care Mr. Abraham and don’t forget that you were with the Empire and the force is much stronger here!!

  820. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    What an unlikely win that was! Great! Great! Great!

  821. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    What a great game!

    If Farnsworth had run into miranda, would he have been awarded the base on interference? And how would they score it?

  822. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Kay just called him Juan Rivera

  823. 89 September 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    When I first started to read this blog, I was a farnsworth apologist…much to the chagrin of my friends and college roommates, as there were not many people in Farnsy’s corner. And he certainly tried hard to keep us out.

    The Yankees team has changed much since those days, and for the better.

    Only fitting that Farnsy blow a save for you so the Yankees, and you, could go out with a bang.

    Thanks for the years Pete, you’ve been a pioneer in the sports blog space, and I wouldn’t have been able to get the Yankees access I do without you.

    Best of luck, I’ll be reading.

  824. Seven September 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    LOL @ Hinskie stealing 2nd he wants to be on the postseason roster instead of Guzman. And then Miranda hits a little grounder off Farnsworth foot that rolls foul. I think the yanks have won every possible kind of game.

  825. Joe September 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Got a little scared there when watching the replay I saw cano almost fell when running out back to the field to congratulate Miranda. Did anybody else see that?

  826. Todd September 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Great TV……I watched Yuke K to end the Sox game, then switched back to watch the Yankees walk off..Nice!!!

  827. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Kay just called Miranda “Juan Rivera”, lol…..

  828. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Kay just called Juan Miranda “Juan Rivera”.

  829. GardnerBelongsInCenter September 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    I hope they bat Gardner leadoff tomorrow, make him the DH even, and tell him he has to swing at everything close.

  830. Orlando Chris September 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Krazy Kyle gives up the pie for Pete’s last game, how appropriate.

    Good luck Pete, and have fun watching the World Series at home :)

  831. Frank from Chatham, NJ September 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    And, Farnsworth wondered why! Joe knew.

  832. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    hey Doreen.. Not sure if you saw the message I sent you yesterday about your daughter?

  833. JasonR September 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    The funniest was how Melky started running after Miranda before he actually reached first base.

    It doesn’t matter what happens in October, this team has been a joy to watch.

    That said, we better win in October.

  834. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    My win prediction is alive too.. wow!

    Thanks for everything, Pete. You’ll be missed. :-(

    I wish you nothing but the best professionally and personally. Enjoy spending more time with your family and the challenge of a change in scenery. I hope your blogging success continues and the Red Sox fans appreciate what they’re getting.

  835. NYY626 - AL EAST CHAMPS! September 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    # Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing September 29th, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    my dad just said ” well this team definitely has an angel or 2 with them this year” “grin:

    :D Yup, they sure do. :D
    _________________________________________________________________
    Hehee :grin:

    I actually feel a litte bad for Kyle too….

  836. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Hinske seemed distracted when talking to Kim – I think he wanted to be part of that scrum, lol

  837. Brandon Awesome "BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!" September 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    I had a feeling Miranda was going to win it some how, this team reminds me not the 98′ Yankees but The Willie Randolph led 2006 NY Mets. Hopefully we don’t crack like they did.

  838. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    “Kay just called Miranda “Juan Rivera”, lol…..”

    Kay’s mind must be still in the past when Rivera was a Yankee prospect or still in LA.

  839. cupajoba September 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Pete – its been real! thanks for everything!!

  840. pat September 29th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    “Does Miranda speak english?”

    Looked like Ace was helping with the translation.

  841. Yankee Fan in VA September 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    HOLY COW!!!!

    Go get ‘im AJ!

    Hell, pie Cervelli and Hinske and Robbie while you’re at it. They all saved your bacon even if Bruney gets the W.

  842. Big Daddy Farns September 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    You’re welcome

  843. Todd September 29th, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    JasonR … I noticed that too, Melky was on the field before the play even ended!!!!

  844. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Well, what could you ask for with this being Pete’s last day.

  845. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    I feel for Kyle, too – tough way to lose, but then I always feel sorry for the losers – they always look so dejected as they walk off the field.

  846. Ed – campaigning for Josh Willingham (it worked for Gaudin) September 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    could someone post up the interview online?

  847. Darrin September 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Pete you’ve provided comic gold for 3 great years. Nothing is better than your 10:11pm post from tonight’s game.

    Good luck to you in your new endeavor. Sorry that you’re new gig may only last a few days – we’ll see you out in So Cal next week.

  848. RS September 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Now wonder people say winning breeds chemistry. Coke went from being a huge goat to just being part of a celebration.

  849. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Sox just lost their 5th game in a row. Too bad Texas isn’t a little bit more competitive to make them actually have to play every game hard.

  850. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Christina

    I saw your post here asking if I had a daughter with PDD-NOS, and answered you. Did you send something else that I missed?

  851. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    50 come-from-behind wins. 50.

  852. nature boy September 29th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    i feel bad for kyle he went and got an awful tattoo on his arm of tribal baseball stitching and its there forever

  853. Bill Porter September 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    What an ending. It really is wonderful to see those young guys have such fun. What a very fitting way to send you off Peter.

    Arrivederci – Ciao – Addio – Buon giorno – Buona sera – Buona notte – A domani – A più tardi.

    Good luck Peter, we’ll keep watching you climb that ladder – go get ‘em young man.

  854. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    UPDATED 2009 YANKEE WINS PREDICTION CHART
    (CURRENTLY STANDS AT 102 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 :(
    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 :(

  855. Prime September 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Great way to go out. Thanks for everything Pete. Best of luck.

  856. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Oh I didnt see your answer. Wasn’t sure if it was indeed you or not… Just at loss now for what to do. I figured I would ask you since you had mentioned it before. Just had a few questions but not sure if I should really get into it much on a public forum.

  857. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    That is what you call home field advantage.

  858. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    “I feel for Kyle, too – tough way to lose, but then I always feel sorry for the losers – they always look so dejected as they walk off the field.”

    Oh Betsy we are so sisters on the heart on that.

    :(

  859. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Talk about getting into the playoffs through the back door…The Rangers are already behind 2 -0. Boston is going to get into the playoffs despite mailing it in. Just disgusting. It’s a disgrace, actually. Lose 7 of 9 and qualify only because the closest team stinks even worse. It’s too bad. It doesnt speak well of the Wild Card format. The Boston Red Sox deserve to go home.

  860. minnesota yankee fan September 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Awesome game…again! Good luck Pete!

  861. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I really felt sorry for Farnsworth. The guy has so much talent, but seems to fall so short of being able to capitalize on it.

    Unbelievable how the Yankees can come back to win so many games, even a game like this where it means so little.

    Nice for Miranda getting that pie.

    And now Boston has to wait till late to see if they clinch.

    Imagine if Texas wins it tonight to prolong the agony for the Bosox.

  862. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    I have a question. Is the RISP stat a little misleading because Cano obviously did the job tonight but doesn’t get charged with an AB so it doesn’t change his average. Maybe they should create a stat for RBI with runners in scoring position – this will allow long sac flys to the warning track to be factored more than cheap infield hits that only move a runner to third.

  863. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Our kids/rookies have all had moments that they will remember for the rest of their lives…..

  864. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    should read “sisters OF the heart”

  865. Arno September 29th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Take care Pete. You’ll be missed around here.

    Goodnight all.

  866. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Ghost, they do keep track of sac flies as well.

  867. RalphieD (OPPC) September 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    this regular season has been so amazing…anything short of a world series appearance is gonna make it seem not special even though thats not fair…this is a great team, hopefully it continues when it really counts

  868. Potch September 29th, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Pete, you couldn’t have asked for a better ending to your Yankee tenure.

    It has been a pleasure reading you here on my several-times-daily Yankee info site. Thank you for everything, you will be sorely missed!

  869. Ken September 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Im concerned the team is “Too Hot” if there is such a thing. If the Yankees win the last 4, they will almost be due to “cool off” just when the playoffs start. The best thing that happens is they go 2 and 2 over these last 4. I dont like the idea of going into the playoffs red hot.

  870. DW September 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Good luck with everything, Pete! I really enjoyed your insight into the past few seasons, and have fun at your new job!

  871. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Trish, you’d have been proud of me tonight. I watched the bottom of the 9th and didn’t get nervous at all…..well, maybe a little because I didn’t want AJ to get the loss.

    I will gladly take a win in exchange for seeing other teams lose, but yep – I always avoid looking at the losers. Silly, huh?

  872. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    “Talk about getting into the playoffs through the back door…The Rangers are already behind 2 -0. Boston is going to get into the playoffs despite mailing it in. Just disgusting. It’s a disgrace, actually. Lose 7 of 9 and qualify only because the closest team stinks even worse. It’s too bad. It doesnt speak well of the Wild Card format. The Boston Red Sox deserve to go home.”

    I couldn’t agree more 4-5. It is an embarrassment.

  873. The Captain September 29th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    Great send off for Pete. #15!!

    Thanks Pete. You will be missed.

  874. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    100 pitches of fun…the Rangers are what we thought they were…

  875. yogis September 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Good luck and best wishes, Pete. (May 2009 Yankees be dear to your heart, always)

  876. m September 29th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    I’m torn. I want Texas to stretch out the string a bit. But if the Sox are going to clinch anyway, I wouldn’t mind it being on an extended losing streak.

  877. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Huh? How can they factor a SAC fly into his average with runners in scoring position? My point is that everyone focuses on Cano’s #’s with RISP yet that stat doesn’t factor in his many SAC flys this year.

  878. We Miss Paulie September 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    G’nght Pete.

    Thanks for everything, you are already missed.

    Chris

  879. zgveritas September 29th, 2009 at 10:49 pm

    Pete if this was a more run of the mill win I would say Pete Abe gets the “Belt” tonight.

    But Cano has to get his RISP figures up so you stop pointing it out to the world. And another walkoff.

  880. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Geeze, Pete….lol….we can only hope that Chad is half as good as you with these late-inning predictions. :D

    You’re right – how appropriate that Krazy Kyle would be in for your last game. Too freaking funny.

  881. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Christina

    I’m on Facebook facebook.com/dorgal218 if you want to send me a Facebook e-mail.

  882. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    YES post-game Booth Report with Bob Lorenz, Michael Kay, and John Flaherty:

    http://bit.ly/5t9QH

  883. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    “Trish, you’d have been proud of me tonight. I watched the bottom of the 9th and didn’t get nervous at all…..well, maybe a little because I didn’t want AJ to get the loss.”

    Bets, that’s HUGE!!! But you know I’m not surprised. I’ve always told you that you of all people definitely have what it takes to mind over matter it. :) Good going!!!!!

    “I will gladly take a win in exchange for seeing other teams lose, but yep – I always avoid looking at the losers. Silly, huh?”

    Silly? You’re smart because I watch them and then it hurts my heart for them. I’ll go you one better and you want to talk about ridiculous, this is it. But I have sincerely done this. When the Yankees have a nice enough lead, if they are playing a team that never wins, I actually want that team to win some of the games so that they can feel validated as ball players. Go figure that one out it you can. I know I can’t! But I do it. That’s how bad I feel for some of the teams.

  884. Thomo September 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Best of luck Peter – hope all goes well for you in your new position! Your efforts have raised the LoHud Yankees Blog to the standard by which all sports blogs are measured. You will be missed but surely not forgotten.

  885. Vader September 29th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    15 walkoff wins…I guess Thurman has moved across the street.

  886. Joe September 29th, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    I just wish Texas and the angels go to a lonnnnnnng extra innings game and then Texas loses around 2 or 3 am so they don’t get to celebrate or if they do by that time it won’t even be fun to do it lol

  887. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Not to stick up for the Red Sox, but they’re in this position because of the winning streak they had earlier in the month.

  888. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Will do, Doreen. Thanks

  889. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    Ken, I don’t think these walkoffs ever hurt a team. Do you notice how incredibly confident EVERY Yankee is with the game on the line? All these walkoffs give them incredibly leverage in the post season. The biggest killer in the playoffs is panic. The Yankees will go in knowing if they keep the game close going into the 8th and ninth they have the advantage. This takes an incredible amount of pressure of the starters, bullpen and big hitters.

  890. Summer September 29th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    for once I’m glad to see Farnsworth lose it and blow a game at Yankee Stadium.

    Good luck at the Globe, Pete. Now when you select one or two players to constantly badmouth (Beckett? Papelbon?), I’ll actually enjoy reading what you write!

  891. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Ghost, Cano gets a RBI for that sac fly.

  892. zmaster who likes straight f-worthless fastballs September 29th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    gr8 win for the yanks tonight.. worthless was getting his payback bigtime!! Pete we will miss you. Be well

  893. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Trish, you’re a softie…..good for you. I’ll bet Joe feels bad for Kyle – he loves the guy.

    As far as overcoming my nerves, the test will be in the post-season. I’m so glad I watched tonight – this was so much fun.

  894. Steve P September 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Pete-

    Thank you for your work. I live in Boston and follow the Yankees from up here as a fan. It’s not easy being an outsider, I’ll tell you that. I look forward to seeing your work up here, though. Maybe at a meet and greet I’ll come find you and chat about your excellent work at LoHud. Best of luck to you.

  895. Barrows September 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    I know I don’t chime in here as much as I did about a year ago, but I’d be remissed if I didn’t do it tonight.

    Pete, best of luck. I’m glad you’ve got a great guy filling your shoes, but they’re big shoes to fill.

    I know Chad from the Scranton Press Box and am sure he’ll do a great job…but this is what you’ve made the blog. A place where Yankee fans truly came to find out the latest and great in the Yankee universe.

    Thanks again and best wishes.

  896. shore style September 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    thankyou Pete

    you will be missed

  897. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Sox get Halladay tomorrow. But it probably won’t matter because the odds of Texas winning the next 2 games are not good. I never thought Texas was really in it when all of the media tried to hype them up.

  898. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    According ESPN, Beckett took no less than 3 cortisone injections in his back yesterday. Here’s hoping none of them worked.

    I was listening to the Tigers/Twins game on the radio tonight. They said that if Verlander needs to pitch on Sunday, Edwin Jackson would start Game 1 and Verlander would pitch Games 2 and 5. The way they’ve fought, both the Twins and the Tigers deserve the playoffs more than the Red Sox.

  899. Westchester Dave September 29th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Pete: Best of luck at the Globe. Wishing you that the Red Sox acquire both Krazy Kyle and Angel Berroa, so that you have something to write about.

    I appreciate greatly what you have brought to us.

  900. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Ken
    How are the Yankees being red hot the last couple of days lead to the Yankees being cold in the postseason ? The Rockies in 2007 came into the postseason hot, and some teams came in cold. Momentum into the postseason means nothing. You just have to pitch and hit and the team will win.

  901. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    The Ghost -

    And I think an added advantage is there seems to be a friendly competition about who will be the next guy to be to do it! Instead of the pressure of feeling you “gotta” do it, there’s the excitement of wanting to do it. If that makes sense.

  902. Baja September 29th, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    Good night all.

    So long Pete, thanks for a job well done.

    Good luck and may you have a months vacation every October.

  903. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    Good news from the Extra Bases blog.

    They registered 2 comments today!

  904. haiku-man September 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    A more than likely sweep in beantown tomorrow,Halladay on the mound vs Wakefield. bwahahah!

  905. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Abdababdaserser, I think you are missing my point. He did his job but it does nothing to enhance his RISP stat. RBI are not factored into that stat – the stat that everyone nitpicks Cano with. For instance. Robbie Cano had a great year*

    * but batted horribly with runners in scoring position.

  906. Winfield killed my seagull September 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    As Costanza would say Pete…..goin out on a high note!

  907. Dela G September 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    First time poster, long time reader (2 years). I wish you the best at the globe and god speed. Hopefully you get to watch the yankees win the world series this year like the rest of us… from our couches

  908. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    Girardi’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/1a1Vnc

  909. Yankee Fan in VA September 29th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    What a last game for ya Pete. It may have been a meaningless game, and a long one at that, but I think the bottom of the ninth made it worthwhile.

    Pete, thank you for everything. I hope that Chad does as well with the blog as you have — but I also hope that you do just as well with your new beat and blog as you have here. Best of luck to you.

  910. The Ghost September 29th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Exactly Doreen, in fact, I can’t remember who it was but I remember a Yankee being interviewed and mentioning that everyone wants a piece of that pie when it’s close and late. That’s just a great attitude to have when no one on the team is feeling the pressure to perform because they know that the next guy is going to claim that pie if they don’t do it.

  911. The Boy George September 29th, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    It’s the boy… the BOY George.

  912. DD September 29th, 2009 at 11:03 pm

    Don’t post to often, but have read this blog for 2 years or so now. Wish you the best, never thought this would actually come.

  913. Drive 4-5 September 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Goodnight everyone. And once again a special thank you to Pete. Best of luck at the Globe.

  914. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Thanks Pel

  915. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    A.J.’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/193b5i

  916. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    >Thanks Pel

    ;)

  917. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Sox look like they’re crumbling. Too bad this wasn’t happening 2/3 weeks ago. The Rangers would be making them sweat.

  918. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    For anyone who is watching the YES postgame, we were just treated to a preview of the highlights of tonight’s games and guess who was shown? Pukey, arguing about a call. Does that seacreature EVER stop complaining?

  919. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    aww, AJ just said that his phone practically blew up from all the guys calling him to see how his dad was doing……chemistry as far as guys getting along on a day to day basis is great, but the Yankees’ chemistry goes deeper than that. They really care about each other…..Also, it was funny that Joe told AJ that he didn’t really want to take him out at that point and AJ asked “then why are you?” …….

  920. 100 pitches of fun... September 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Hopefully the Twins can win the next 2 games. But they will probably split them. Otherwise Sunday’s start for Verlander probably won’t mean anything. He was nasty tonight. The Yanks are going to have their hands full with him. Twins also get Greineke on Sunday. Pavano pitching a big game tomorrow lol

  921. Chris G September 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Bye, Bye Pete.

  922. JasonR September 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    I don’t know about anyone else, but I’m going to follow Pete’s blog at the Globe, so tonight is a goodbye…but not really.

    I think a lot of the Sox fan blogs and message boards are abhorrent, so it’ll be nice to have a professional in charge.

    Best wishes Pete.

  923. H.E.PennyPacker September 29th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Pete, you are going out in the middle of something really special here in the Bronx. Too bad you won’t be along for the full ride.

  924. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Does the globe cover world series baseball? He could be back when his Sox are wayyy out of it!

  925. trisha - OPPC lifetime member and a believer in Ortiz karma September 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Texas got a run. 2-1 LA. I would just love for Texas to win and the Sux to keep losing, just to make them have to sweat this out more.

  926. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    Trev, it’s nice to see the Sox struggling, but the post-season is a completely new ballgame. I wouldn’t put it past them to have a great series against the Angles. I did enjoy seeing Bucholz get pounded….about time.

  927. stuart a September 29th, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    bye Pete thanks for all your work.

    man this is a fun season. the yanks are on fire. 102 wins and 4 games to go!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    the playoffs are a whole new season………

  928. haiku-man September 29th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Goodbye Pete,thanks for your professional coverage of the New York Yankees.I wish you the very best in Bos,and hope they give you a chance ,to show how great you are with team coverage.

  929. Backbench September 29th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Pete:

    I would like to add another heartfelt thanks for building this ‘community.’ It is way more than a blog. My guess is you will have a severe case of ‘buyer’s remorse’ after you have a few weeks of trying to defend this behavior: (Credit to WEEI)

    “In his fifth plate appearance, Lind was hit on the right elbow by Jonathan Papelbon.”

  930. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Aww, I’m going to miss Pete……

  931. Derwood Morris September 29th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Pete

    thanks for the great work.

  932. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 11:16 pm

    Pretty sure he will miss us more, Betsy.

  933. Jeff Marx September 29th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Goodbye Peter and good luck in Boston. It has been an honor working with you.

  934. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Here’s a pic of AJ pieing Miranda AND himself…….

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde....._inni.html

  935. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Christina, I’m sure he will. It would be nice if he could check in from time to time almost as a guest blogger…..it’s too bad that he’s leaving at the best time of the year.

  936. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Thanks for everything Pete ! Have a nice time in Boston.

  937. Wang IS Taiwan September 29th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Thanks, Pel! You’re at the top of my faves on the blog. Love hearing the YES post-game interviews.

  938. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Bye Pete. Thanks for not banning me permanently. Good luck.

  939. Wang IS Taiwan September 29th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    Great photo, Betsy. AJ deserved some of that pie for his great pitching. Too bad he didn’t pick up the win. Sounds like Coke’s gonna get a talking to for his 3 blunders on the field tonight (via Girardi). :)

  940. AS September 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Thanks again Pete for all the great work. It’s been a pleasure to be able to read your work. Wish you the best of luck. I guess ill have to start paying attention in my 150 person lecture hall class rather then reading up on the yanks. Thanks again See you in the LCS

  941. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Best of wishes to Peter and his new job. You will be missed here.

  942. Philly P September 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Pete

    I truly enjoyed reading your blog over the past couple of years. It will not be the same without you. I wish you the best of luck with your new endeavor, although this season won’t be lasting to long for that team from bahstan you’ll be covering.

    Thanks Again

  943. m September 29th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Pete,

    When are you going to sign off? You’re not going to sneak out the backdoor are ya?

  944. Wolf In Pinstripes September 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Let’s hope any delay in the postgame wrap-up post is due to Pete getting a pie from AJ as a parting gift. He’s earned it with what he’s given us here the last few years. ;)

  945. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 11:19 pm

    Christina, I’m sure he will. It would be nice if he could check in from time to time almost as a guest blogger…..it’s too bad that he’s leaving at the best time of the year.
    ————-
    Yeah, timing stunk. But what can you do. When they want you, you have to go on their terms? Will be pointless though depending on how far the Sox make it. Who will want to read a new Red Sox blog if their season is done?

  946. Abdababdaserser September 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Pretty neat that the Yankees will be having the Yankee Bowl game. Big East is one, I forget the other.

  947. jimintokyo September 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Helluva swan song, Pete.
    Happy trails.

  948. dadofjft September 29th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    Pete, I can’t believe the end is here. Seems like it was just Spring Training ’06 and you were getting maybe a dozen comments a day. Thanks for all your hard work and I’m glad Kyle could give you a laugh on your last day.

  949. Jerkface September 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    I’ve decided to veto Mike Ashmore moving up the ranks in the Yankees blog world. He is a red sox fan. Thumbs down!

  950. haiku-man September 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Just read a quote from Zack Greinke on nesn.com (recapping The Yankees game)
    Zack says Detroit would be a tougher playoff matchup for the Yankees,than The Twins,because the Tigers are stronger at the top of their rotation.

  951. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Molina’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/ufU2v

  952. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Robertson’s YES post-game reaction:

    http://bit.ly/holKF

  953. frank rehrig September 29th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    God bless you and your parents,Pete. Sorry to see u go. Love reading your writing. U will be missed!

  954. Betsy September 29th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Wang, poor AJ – he’d showered and cleaned up and it went all for naught, lol.

  955. m September 29th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    Boy, Pel. You sure are a busy beaver tonight. I’m sure that a lot of readers will follow you…unless you stay right here. ;)

  956. no.27 September 29th, 2009 at 11:29 pm

    anybody notice this under the lohud yankees blog title?

    “A Yankees blog by Sam Borden, Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News”

  957. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 11:31 pm

    >Just read a quote from Zack Greinke on nesn.com (recapping The Yankees game)
    >Zack says Detroit would be a tougher playoff matchup for the
    >Yankees,than The Twins,because the Tigers are stronger at
    >the top of their rotation.

    Apparently, a side effect of Lexapro is the inability to think before you speak.

  958. Pel (a/k/a Bart Simpson, a/k/a O.J. Simpson) September 29th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    >Boy, Pel. You sure are a busy beaver tonight.
    >I’m sure that a lot of readers will follow you…
    >unless you stay right here.

    That’s overly kind of you to say :) but I’m sticking right here.

  959. Sean Serritella September 29th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “anybody notice this under the lohud yankees blog title?

    “A Yankees blog by Sam Borden, Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News””

    That was there during the game. I did notice it. I don’t remember at what time it went up though.

  960. Olan September 29th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    bye pete =(


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