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Mo’s the man for Sports Illustrated

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

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That’s a great cover shot, isn’t it?

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181 Responses to “Mo’s the man for Sports Illustrated”

  1. Rishi September 29th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    awesome shot! need to keep an eye out for it on the newsstands…

  2. Brian September 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    I don’t agree with the NHL Finals.. no way Boston get by Pittsburgh and Washington.

  3. Tim N. September 29th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Cover jinx! NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!

  4. RonH September 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Alright Mo!!!!

  5. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Isn’t there some sort of SI curse ?

    Those who don the cover are doomed to fail?

  6. ron September 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    NO WAY S.I. Boston WILL NOT get by the Capitals in the Eastern Conference final

  7. Rishi September 29th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Wasn’t “the curse” disproved with the Giants and the super bowl?

    article on the true beneficiaries of the Tigers-Twins Race:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ml?eref=T1

  8. bakedziti September 29th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    What a horrible time to have a Yankee on the cover of SI.

  9. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 1:52 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    September 29th, 2009 at 1:50 pm
    Isn’t there some sort of SI curse ?

    Those who don the cover are doomed to fail?
    ———————————–
    You can’t put a curse on a god.

  10. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    CC was on the cover this year. Hell if it wasn’t for Zack he would be the CY Young.

  11. Tom September 29th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    If the sox couldnt beat the Yanks, then the media is trying the next best thing. Eh i dont believe in superstitions. I did not wear my supposed “lucky hat” for the 3 days Yanks swept the sox last weekend and the Yanks still won. HmmHowever, I did wear it during the Angels series….

  12. William Buckner September 29th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    So when is Mo’s visit to James Andrews?

  13. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus September 29th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  14. m September 29th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    The Angels couldn’t beat the Yankees. The Red Sox couldn’t beat the Yankees. So they revert to the SI curse?

    Just kidding. It’s about time, Rivera gets the recognition he deserves.

    You can usually preview the articles before it hits the stands. They don’t have any content linked yet, but here’s the link for Rivera’s issue:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c...../index.htm

  15. Peter Rabbit September 29th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Found this interview with Chad Jennings from earlier this year.

    http://tiny.cc/rdNf5

  16. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    someone find me evidence that this silly curse has ever affected the Yankees.
    SI is a RAG now, if I were a curse I would not want to be associated with it.

  17. upstate kate September 29th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Can’t remember where I heard it, a game this weekend or maybe the MLB channel…they were commenting on how great Mo is, yet he has never won any award, then they said he would get his reward after retirement in the HOF.

  18. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    Wow, what a FANTASTIC COVER! Mo is the greatest in every sense of the word. I don’t think he’s ever had a cover story on him………..thanks, Pete!

  19. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Great news, also, about Chad….he does a great job covering Scranton.

  20. Ralph September 29th, 2009 at 1:57 pm

    Nice cover… ill burn down SI if we fail in the playoffs lol lol jk!
    great post Pete!

  21. S.A.--Is it October yet? September 29th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Awesome cover. I’ll be buying it :)
    jinx schminx

  22. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Hey, what is Verducci doing writing for SI behind my back?

    He is supposed to be helping me write my book. Joe Torre recommended him.

  23. defense matters September 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Hey all,
    I’ve heard that Phil Hughes has grown a very amusing mustache. Does anyone have a link to some pics?

  24. tampayank September 29th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    haven’t been on the blog as often as earlier in the season…but why is Pete leaving? for good or just the playoffs?

  25. Chris Serico September 29th, 2009 at 2:03 pm

    You think SI wishes they hadn’t used this cover photo caption?

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c...../index.htm

  26. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Ed H-

    I responded to you earlier. Go ahead and post it :-)

  27. Yanksgal07 September 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Mo…great player even greater person. Congrats to Mo …

    As far as Phil’s mustache ..it really has to go …ugh !!!

    Go Yankees 2009 !!!

  28. steve September 29th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    bruney sucks

  29. m September 29th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Looks like Blackburn’s having a terrific game. 7 IP only 1 earned run (Laird HBP came around to score).

    Still tied @ 1 after 7.

  30. Vincent September 29th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    NO!!! Madden Curse and SI Cover Jinx come true a lot.

  31. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Hey, what is Verducci doing writing for SI behind my back?

    He is supposed to be helping me write my book. Joe Torre recommended him.

    ————————————————————

    Verducci recommends that highly respected and all around talented truth seeker, Selena Roberts. You’ll have to locate her though. Nobody’s heard from her since the middle of April.

  32. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    I don’t particulaly care for that cover shot.

  33. m September 29th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    scott and tampayank,

    Looks like Pete gave 2 weeks notice two weeks ago. He posted about it. Too lazy to dig it up myself.

    Bigger paper, better money, close to home, take care of parents, beloved Red Sox (j/k!).

    The blog’s been in mourning ever since. Luckily the Yankees have been playing well, so the mood’s been good otherwise.

  34. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    Ed H-

    I responded to you earlier. Go ahead and post it :-)

    ——————–
    Thank you, dear. Coming right up! :)

  35. Mike McCann September 29th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    Great picture… with the frieze restored in the new Stadium, this has that classic look we saw on so many baseball cards and yearbook photos of the ’50s, ’60s and early ’70s.

  36. Dan September 29th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    UGH…he’ll get hurt in 3, 2, 1….

  37. Johnny D. September 29th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    Will go well with the CC Sabathia cover from before the season.

  38. ADam September 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    cant wait to buy this

  39. James 3D September 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Is Jennings a Yankee fan?

  40. Brad P September 29th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/media/video.....id=6901319

    Great clip of the dugout after Ramiro’s HR last night.

  41. Goony-Goo-Goo September 29th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Sports Illustrated: Your Official Yankees News Magazine.

    Source for true Yankees Homerism.

    Heyman.

    Verducci.

  42. julieandthecity September 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    Let’s hope this doesn’t lead to the dreaded SI cover curse.

  43. JasonR September 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    I’m looking forward to reading Verducci’s article. Joe Posnanski wrote a glowing article on SI.com a few months ago when Rivera reached 500 saves.

    Mariano will be fine. Michael Jordan was on the cover of Sports Illustrated more times than anyone in history. Tiger Woods is just behind him. I think they turned out okay.

    Sports gods are immune to the SI Jinx.

  44. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 2:17 pm

    James 3D September 29th, 2009 at 2:12 pm

    Is Jennings a Yankee fan?
    ———–
    Cardinals fan.

  45. MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I just read that interview with Chad and feel like he’ll give alot of the info that we’ve come to like about this blog.

    Good choice and welcome.

  46. Tom September 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Cardinals? Why can’t we get a Yankees fan?

  47. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    Great cover. Mo’s 1st?

  48. L to the 2nd September 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    DET-MIN 1-1 after 8

  49. JasonR September 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Rivera was on the SI cover 11 years ago with Jeter and Tino. This is his first solo cover.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c...../index.htm

  50. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    “Cardinals? Why can’t we get a Yankees fan?”

    Wouldn’t want it that way. Credibility becomes an issue. See: King, George.

    Pete’s done a tremendous job without being a Yankees fan.

  51. Brian September 29th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    All it took was over 100 wins and clinching everything in sight during the regular season to finally get some love from SI.

    No one deserves it more than Mo — he’s the GOAT.

  52. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Erica,

    Here, without a doubt, is the winning roster submission:

    1. Tex
    2. Cano
    3. Jetes
    4. Alex
    5. Jorge
    6. Johnny D.
    7. GGBG
    8. Melk Man
    9. Swishalicious
    10. CC
    11. AJ
    12. Andy
    13. Joba
    14. Mo
    15. Phil Phranchise
    16. Ace
    17. Phil Coke
    18. Dave Robertson
    19. Marte
    20. Panda Molina
    21. Hairson Jr.
    22. Hinske
    23. Guzman
    24. Matsui
    25. Cervelli

  53. Rishi September 29th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    let’s go, Twins! score that run!

  54. m September 29th, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    Leadoff double for the Twinkies. Can they get it done?

  55. MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    I’m sure Pete will give Chad a list of trouble makers to look out for, right GB7. :lol:

  56. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    A very happy birthday to Shelley Duncan, who turns 30 today! Maybe Joe can give him the nod today.

  57. defense matters September 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    oh my goodness horrible job on the squeeze

  58. Tom in N.J. September 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Old Man River.

  59. MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:27 pm
    A very happy birthday to Shelley Duncan, who turns 30 today! Maybe Joe can give him the nod today.

    ————————————————

    Maybe they can give him a pie. :lol:

  60. five iron from fenway September 29th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Chad has been fantastic covering the SWB Yankees. Very knowledgeable and is well versed in the minor league system. This will be helpful as over the next couple of years there will be an influx of minor league players onto the big club.
    Best of luck to both Pete and Chad.

    Pete – will you be blogging in Boston?

  61. Brad P September 29th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Can Chad keep up as much of Pete’s terminology as possible (i.e. GGBG, the Franchise, etc)?

  62. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Liked the squeeze call, but jeesh! You’ve got to get that down.

  63. Jones September 29th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Sports Illustrated curse? I thought that was Madden with the curse?

  64. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    I enjoy the airplane scenarios also, Brad

  65. upstate kate September 29th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Wow, Shelley is 30!?! He needs to go to some needy team before he spends his life in AAA.

  66. Ed (slacking in class now) September 29th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    Duncan needs a gift and boost up his average. For his birthday, he has to hit like 5 home runs to boost up his average and OBP. :lol:

  67. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Any word on whether we will be able to have the going away party for Pete?

  68. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    “Wow, Shelley is 30!?! He needs to go to some needy team before he spends his life in AAA.”

    As a six year minor leaguer, I believe he could have become a minor league free agent. I think he could have opted out of SWB and the Yankees organzation. He’s not really good enough to have a regular MLB job. Could be a bat off the bench on a lesser team, I suppose.

  69. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    “Verducci recommends that highly respected and all around talented truth seeker, Selena Roberts. You’ll have to locate her though. Nobody’s heard from her since the middle of April.”

    I heard she found her way into a celebrity gated community, but then couldn’t get out.
    She was heard screaming – “but I’m not a nanny,let me go. I’m a famous author, and I’ve sold hundreds of books!”

  70. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    I’d be game to go, Ed if there is one.

  71. Mark in Tampa September 29th, 2009 at 2:38 pm

    I think the SI cover jinx has been transferred permanently to the Madden video games. The latest cover boy injury is Troy Polamalu. As long as they don’t branch into baseball, I think we are fine.

  72. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    MaineYankee
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:26 pm
    I’m sure Pete will give Chad a list of trouble makers to look out for, right GB7.

    ————————————————————

    Trouble maker? I’m shocked by that insinuation. SHOCKED, I TELL YOU!!!!!

  73. upstate kate September 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    extra innings w/ another game to follow, that is brutal

  74. pat September 29th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Great picture but not pleased about Mo being the one in the picture. Hasn’t Verducci done enough damage this year already. :sad:

  75. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Christina,

    Last I heard Pete was checking his schedule to see whether he will have time and would get back to Erica. I’ve missed some posts over the past few days and haven’t seen anything more.

  76. Joey Vegas September 29th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Here’s a shot at the roster:
    1. Damon
    2. Cabrera
    3. Gardner
    4. Swisher
    5. Rodriguez
    6. Jeter
    7. Cano
    8. Teixeira
    9. Posada
    10. Molina
    11. Matsui
    12. Hinske
    13. Hairston
    14. Sabathia
    15. Burnett
    16. Pettitte
    17. Chamberlain
    18. Rivera
    19. Hughes
    20. Coke
    21. Aceves
    22. Robertson
    23. Marte
    24. Guzman
    25. Pena

  77. Jeremy September 29th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    The Tigers are a really bad team. They have to be the worse with RISP and situational hitting. The funny thing is that they are sticking with this pitcher Lyon than there crappy closer Rodney.

  78. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:37 pm
    “Verducci recommends that highly respected and all around talented truth seeker, Selena Roberts. You’ll have to locate her though. Nobody’s heard from her since the middle of April.”

    I heard she found her way into a celebrity gated community, but then couldn’t get out.
    She was heard screaming – “but I’m not a nanny,let me go. I’m a famous author, and I’ve sold hundreds of books!”

    ————————————————————

    Gated community? Is that what they call Belleview, now?

  79. Chuck Knoblauch September 29th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    http://www.chron.com/disp/stor.....42774.html

  80. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    lol back to back wild pitches

  81. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 2:43 pm

    Belleview, now

    ****Bellevue****

    If I don’t learn to spell, I’m gonna end up in the rubber room next to her.

  82. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    And the Twinkies take the lead.

    Not impressed with either team and especially not with their bullpens. Huge advantage in the Yankees favor.

  83. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Joe Mauer, the alleged MVP, is 0-4 in this big game.

  84. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 2:40 pm

    Christina,

    Last I heard Pete was checking his schedule to see whether he will have time and would get back to Erica. I’ve missed some posts over the past few days and haven’t seen anything more.
    —————
    Any idea where we would have it if hes able to meet up?

  85. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    Belleview, now
    ****Bellevue****
    If I don’t learn to spell, I’m gonna end up in the rubber room next to her.

    LMAO – if you do bring a tape recorder, I bet she talks about Arod in her sleep.

  86. five iron from fenway September 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm

    With Morneau out, neither team has more than 1 player who can beat you.
    I would imagine in the playoffs you pitch very, very carefully to Mauer or Cabrera and let someone else try to step up.

  87. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 2:51 pm

    “Any idea where we would have it if hes able to meet up?”

    I read somewhere that Stiletto and Lace had a Happy Hour. Can’t remember where though.

  88. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    “Any idea where we would have it if hes able to meet up?”

    No, I don’t think it’s gotten that far. A few people suggested we have a party right when Pete announced he would be leaving. Erica emailed Pete, who said he would let her know if he would have time to do it. I haven’t heard anything since then.

    Does anybody else know anything more?

  89. GreenBeret7 September 29th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:49 pm
    Belleview, now
    ****Bellevue****
    If I don’t learn to spell, I’m gonna end up in the rubber room next to her.

    LMAO – if you do bring a tape recorder, I bet she talks about Arod in her sleep.

    ————————————————————

    Either talk about Rodriguez, or scream in her sleep, “But, I know those rich, white, elitist kidss did it…or, they wanted to…or, they could have wanted to do it.”

  90. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Joe Nathan fail

  91. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Ed H.
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    “Any idea where we would have it if hes able to meet up?”

    No, I don’t think it’s gotten that far. A few people suggested we have a party right when Pete announced he would be leaving. Erica emailed Pete, who said he would let her know if he would have time to do it. I haven’t heard anything since then.

    Does anybody else know anything more?

    ***

    Not me :-(

  92. pat September 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Granderson making it interesting

  93. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Granderson leads off the bottom of the inning with a homerun off Nathan to cut the lead to 3-2.

  94. iiicollies September 29th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    I know it now. We are very,very spoiled with our bullpen. Can’t imagine having this angst with anyone else but Mo or Phil

  95. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    lol Francesa right now.

  96. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Joe Nathan win

  97. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Tigers lead is down to 1 game in the Central.

  98. pat September 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Nathan shuts it out. Tigers with a 1 game lead now.

  99. L to the 2nd September 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Twins win Game 1

    Win tonight & it gets VERRRRy interesting

  100. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 29th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    This outcome should increase the likelihood of Verlander having to pitch on Sunday in an important game.

  101. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    wow.tough matchup in the nightcap though.

    if the twins beat verlander tonight then I see momentum carrying them to the Central championship.

  102. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    1. Damon
    2. Cabrera
    3. Gardner
    4. Swisher
    5. Rodriguez
    6. Jeter
    7. Cano
    8. Teixeira
    9. Posada
    10. Molina
    11. Matsui
    12. Hinske
    13. Hairston

    14. Sabathia
    15. Burnett
    16. Pettitte
    17. Chamberlain
    18. Rivera
    19. Hughes
    20. Coke
    21. Aceves
    22. Robertson
    23. Marte
    24. Guzman
    25. Cervelli

  103. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Ed H.
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    “Any idea where we would have it if hes able to meet up?”

    No, I don’t think it’s gotten that far. A few people suggested we have a party right when Pete announced he would be leaving. Erica emailed Pete, who said he would let her know if he would have time to do it. I haven’t heard anything since then.

    Does anybody else know anything more?

    ***

    Not me :-(

    —————————

    Sounds like Pete hasn’t gotten back to you. I think that partying should be higher on his list of priorities.

    Pete’s True Priorities:

    1. Partying with LoHud Bloggers
    2. Everything else :)

  104. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    great point andrew.

  105. L to the 2nd September 29th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    If Twins take 3 of 4, they’re tied with 3 games to go.

    Twins vs. KC (& Greinke)

    DET vs. CHI

    Down to the wire???

  106. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Watching these other AL playoff contenders try to finish games off with their bullpens is the Yankees equivalent of watching Marte and Bruney as the 8th and 9th inning guys. Even Nathan has been a bit of a roller coaster lately.

  107. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    Doesn’t matter to me who wins the Central – the Yankees are a better team than both the Twins and the Tigers. If they don’t beat whomever prevails, it would be a gigantic disappointment.

  108. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    “Joe Mauer, the alleged MVP, is 0-4 in this big game.”

    Twins were 7 games out after play on 9/6. Since, they are 14-6 and a game back. Mauer is hitting .383 with a couple homers and 14 rbi and a 1.100+ OPS during that stretch.

  109. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Ed H.
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    “Any idea where we would have it if hes able to meet up?”

    No, I don’t think it’s gotten that far. A few people suggested we have a party right when Pete announced he would be leaving. Erica emailed Pete, who said he would let her know if he would have time to do it. I haven’t heard anything since then.

    Does anybody else know anything more?

    ***

    Not me :-(

    —————————

    Sounds like Pete hasn’t gotten back to you. I think that partying should be higher on his list of priorities.

    Pete’s True Priorities:

    1. Partying with LoHud Bloggers
    2. Everything else :)
    ——————-
    I agree. A party without Pete might be in order then if priorities dont change.

  110. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    betsy – I completely agree.

    just makes for great baseball. Yankees fans have to show some objectivity and perspective – enjoy the game, not just the team.

  111. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    # Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter’s Sock September 29th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Erica – always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    Ed H.
    September 29th, 2009 at 2:52 pm
    “Any idea where we would have it if hes able to meet up?”

    No, I don’t think it’s gotten that far. A few people suggested we have a party right when Pete announced he would be leaving. Erica emailed Pete, who said he would let her know if he would have time to do it. I haven’t heard anything since then.

    Does anybody else know anything more?

    ***

    Not me :-(

    —————————

    Sounds like Pete hasn’t gotten back to you. I think that partying should be higher on his list of priorities.

    Pete’s True Priorities:

    1. Partying with LoHud Bloggers
    2. Everything else :)
    ——————-
    I agree. A party without Pete might be in order then if priorities dont change.

    ——————
    True, Christina. And we could invite Sam, Josh and Chad.

  112. Erica - always OPPC September 29th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Uncle E-

    I already have a postseason roster for you. Why are you resubmitting??? Are you trying to confuse me???

  113. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    “This outcome should increase the likelihood of Verlander having to pitch on Sunday in an important game.”

    If the Twins win tonight, it’s close to a lock. If Verlander wins, advantage Tigers on day. No ground lost, two games chipped off the schedule.

  114. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    2 homers and 14 RBI in a 20 game stretch is pretty pedestrian for a guy hitting 3rd and is an MVP candidate. Tex gets close to that in a good week.

    7 games out on 9/6? All those pretty numbers Mauer put up were really meaningful for a team hovering around .500 most of the year.

    If you want to be MVP, perform in the big games when it matters. So far he’s 0-4 in the biggest series of the year.

  115. Christina- Pictures of the Girardi and A-Rod ejection + Leiter's Sock September 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Ed-

    Add the Big G and Shelley Duncan to the list also.

  116. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Congratulations to Chad Jennings. Welcome and good luck trying to keep this motley crew in line! I enjoyed reading your SWB coverage.

    Seems many of us had the same reaction about Mo’s cover. I’d like to think Mo is so far beyond such trivialities. :)

    But what a fantastic picture.

    Had XM baseball on in the car this morning. Broadcaster from the Angels was talking about the umpiring at Fenway. Then he said it’s the same at Yankee Stadium. That the umpires are human and are (can be) swayed by the feelings of the crowd and seemingly by certain players. He used Derek Jeter as an example, saying that when Jeter turns around to question a call on an inside pitch, “of course” the umpire is influenced. I don’t know how to react to statements like these. This guy said he thinks the umpires are right 98% of the time, with the exception of at Fenway or YS. What????

    For what it’s worth, I do agree that umpires get a majority of calls right, and for the most part do a very good job. However, on the whole this season, there’s been a lot of bad calls, and they haven’t been isolated to Boston games or NY games, either. Whatever!!

    Then I flip to Mike F and I hear a caller trying to give Girardi credit for not burning out his bullpen, and Francesa sounds exacerbated and/or bored and not very impressed at all, saying of course he didn’t burn out his bullpen, HE HAD NO PRESSURE. Again, what??!!!

    And then he was going on about how the Mets shouldn’t deal their core players. I suppose his reasoning was sound, because he said they’d be selling low, but wasn’t he the bandleader for “break up the core,” last season.

    All this because I couldn’t find any music I wanted to listen to for 40 minutes! Ay ay ay.

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

    Erica – always OPPC
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    Uncle E-

    I already have a postseason roster for you. Why are you resubmitting??? Are you trying to confuse me???

    This is my new submission.
    If you allow ok if not that’s ok too.
    I watched the Joe Gi show last night and read between his lines.

  118. joeysdadjoe September 29th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    The great thing about Tigers/Twins is that the way it is shaking out is whoever wins is possibly not going to be able to set up for us in the playoffs(Verlander in Gm. 1 etc)

  119. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Still, Sports Illustrated ?

    Mo should be on the cover of Time, Life (doest that still exist?) Rolling Stone, National Geographic, Women’s Wear Daily etc.

  120. Rgr September 29th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Why would the Yankees allow this? It’s a well known jinx

  121. betsy September 29th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Geez, Michael Kay makes it sound like the Yankees would have no shot against the Tigers and would have a cakewalk against the Twins. The Twinkies may have no name pitchers ,but they are obviously getting the job done……

  122. Backbench September 29th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    “the Yankees are a better team than both the Twins and the Tigers.”

    Combined.

  123. ANSKY September 29th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I thought that the supposed ‘SI Cover Jinx’ only fell on the guys who made the pre-season covers.

    Pete: A very busy day & evening for me today and I won’t have time to sign on later, so I probably won’t see anymore of your posts in ‘real time’. Good luck to you up in Boston, I’m sure you’ll have a great time.

  124. DD September 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

  125. joeysdadjoe September 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    While Grienke is a tough draw for Minny,No way Ozzie Guillen lays down for Det.He HATES Magglio Ordonez and would love to keep him out of the PS.

  126. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist September 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Pitching matchups tomorrow and Thursday would seem to favor the Twins, so 3 out of 4 if they lose to Verlander tonight is still a possibility (this is all speculation, as John Sterling has taught us all that you just can not predict baseball).

    It’s crazy how big of an edge (10-5) Minnesota has in the head-to-head season series against the Tigers. If it ends up a tie, is that the ultimate tiebreaker? Or do they just play a one-game playoff to decide the division?

  127. Mark in Tampa September 29th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Pete,

    I am pretty sure you had said that today is your last day, and this is probably my last chance to post today, so thank you for what you have done in creating this blog. It has helped me to stay in touch with the Yankees and the general feeling of back home in NY.

    There are so many pseudo-fans down here that you can’t seriously talk Yankees with them. People like Dick Vitale, who always preached Yankees, then acted like he was a lifelong Rays fan last year. Now they are back to the Yankees and have forgotten the Rays. There is no point in talking baseball with them. Anyway, thank you and good luck in your new endeavor!

  128. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    joeysdad –

    if verlander wins tonight, then tigers up 2.
    even if they split next two games of the series, they’re up 2.

    then they have 3 with chisox. this could come down to friday night games. if twins lose and tigers win friday night, then tigers (wuth 3 game lead) can back off the last two games and rest verlander for Game 1.

    this could potentially be verlander’s last start before Game 1 against NYY.

  129. MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Doreen

    I would think listening to Francessa while driving could give a person a case of road rage. :lol:

    Someone told him they bought 2 tickets to a Mets game on Stub Hub for a dollar each. :lol:

    Mike said he wouldn’t be suprised to get one for free right now.

  130. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    andrew – one game playoff.

    best record against the other determines home field for that game

  131. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    if I had the time i’d go check out Citi field – get some shake shack

  132. Mark in Tampa September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Not that I talk to Dick Vitale, but he is typical of the “fans” down here! :)

  133. Rob September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    When is ete’s last day?

  134. iiicollies September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Mauer is hitting .383 with a couple homers and 14 rbi and a 1.100+ OPS during that stretch.

    Ignoring the HRs, this prorates out to 112 RBI for the season. What is your problem? The Twins playing at .500 cannot be pinned solely on Mauer – in fact, without him, they would probably be not close at all

  135. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Maine Yankee -

    It is indeed the rare occasion that I even listen to Francesa at all, much less in the car. But I made the mistake of tuning him out once only to go back. Sigh.

    Poor Mets. I can’t laugh. Except – when it comes to Omar, but then he has 9 lives, doesn’t he? No way he should be back next season. NO way.

  136. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    In the month of August when the Yankees put away the AL East by going 21-7, including 5 of 6 from the Red Sox, Derek Jeter hit .377 with 6 HR, 17 RBI, 27 Runs and a .977 OPS. That’s from the leadoff position.

    That people think Mauer is a no brainer pick for MVP is a joke.

  137. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    “Geez, Michael Kay makes it sound like the Yankees would have no shot against the Tigers and would have a cakewalk against the Twins. The Twinkies may have no name pitchers ,but they are obviously getting the job done”

    I think either team would be a cakewalk, but the Tigers are more dangerous because of Verlander. Twins pitchers can handle a below average offensive club like the Tigers (and White Sox, and Royals, and Tribe) who are low OBP, free swinging teams. Against a patient Yankees team? Forget about it!

  138. Carl September 29th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Yanks Post Season exam by Yahoo

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/bl.....mlb,192672

  139. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    “Someone told him they bought 2 tickets to a Mets game on Stub Hub for a dollar each.”

    People should be careful. They could be counterfeit.

    There are a lot of fake George Washington’s floating around out there….

  140. MaineYankee September 29th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Hopefully the ones that vote for MVP don’t use results from one game to make their choice.

  141. Trevor (Super Mario) September 29th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Kay is off. Just because the Tigers have power pitchers doesn’t mean they will pitch well. I mean those are the exact type of pitchers that the Yankees hit well.
    Soft tossers they struggle with. And he’s putting a lot of stock in Jackson and Porcello (who’s a rookie). They’re as much as a question mark as Burnett is imo.

    I don’t care who they get. You play who play. Both teams are subpar. Shaky pens and closers. Neither lineup really scares me. Just pitch around Granderson and Cabrera. and Mauer.

  142. Jerkface September 29th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Wouldn’t it make more sense for tomorrow to be Pete’s last day, since its the last home game?

  143. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Rob
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    When is ete’s last day?

    September 22nd this year

  144. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Rob
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm
    When is ete’s last day?

    French summer ends when ours does. Sept 22 this year.

  145. DT - OPPC member September 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    damn Uncle E…. we are thinking alike… LOL

  146. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    “In the month of August when the Yankees put away the AL East by going 21-7, including 5 of 6 from the Red Sox, Derek Jeter hit .377 with 6 HR, 17 RBI, 27 Runs and a .977 OPS. That’s from the leadoff position.”

    Excellent point. Mauer sucked in August. He only hit .391 with 8 homers and 23 rbi. He was so bad in fact, his OPS nearly went below 1.100 for the month.

  147. Doreen September 29th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    If the Yankees play as they’ve played almost all season, and if they don’t have one of those “everybody implodes” days, they can beat anyone.

    I did hear today, thought that there is a chance that Sciosa will put Santana in the bullpen for the playoffs. That could be an interesting development, since their bullpen is not their strength, but putting a strikeout guy out there could help.

  148. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) September 29th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:26 pm
    damn Uncle E…. we are thinking alike… LOL

    Ha

    too many crossword puzzles for me

  149. Ed H. September 29th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Rob September 29th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    When is ete’s last day?

    ———————

    It is today, Rob.

  150. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    “I did hear today, thought that there is a chance that Sciosa will put Santana in the bullpen for the playoffs.”

    Interesting. Weaver has had an achy back and Kazmir is notorious for needing outs from the pen. When on, Santana is very tough and could be an interesting guy in that role.

  151. joeysdadjoe September 29th, 2009 at 3:30 pm

    BigSix
    September 29th, 2009 at 3:19 pm
    joeysdad –
    if verlander wins tonight, then tigers up 2.
    even if they split next two games of the series, they’re up 2.

    True ….and Verlander IS great BUT that is 2 ifs.If Det loses tonight it’s tied and Verlander has to go again to try and hold off Minny.

  152. Laura - Say yes to Matsui in pinstripes for 2010 September 29th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    “While Grienke is a tough draw for Minny,No way Ozzie Guillen lays down for Det.He HATES Magglio Ordonez and would love to keep him out of the PS.”

    You are forgetting one thing. Ozzie doesn’t play the game; he just manages. He’s already accused his team of not giving their all several times this year. Who knows? Maybe they bag the games just to piss him off. He most certainly deserves it after the way he throws them under the bus after each loss.

  153. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    you’re right joeysdad – verlander’s start tonight is critical – if he loses, then he won’t pitch Game 1 of an ALDS. If he wins, then there’s a chance he has a chance to rest in time for Game 1.

  154. Laura - Say yes to Matsui in pinstripes for 2010 September 29th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    ““I did hear today, thought that there is a chance that Sciosa will put Santana in the bullpen for the playoffs.””

    I remember Santanta coming in to fill in for Colon when he got hurt during the playoffs. He shut us down competely.

  155. Rob A from BBD September 29th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    That is one sweet cover.

  156. Rex September 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    “I remember Santanta coming in to fill in for Colon when he got hurt during the playoffs. He shut us down competely.”

    5 1/3 IP, 3 earned runs allowed. Wasn’t totally lock down, but he pitched effectively and for most of six innings. He was spotted a 5-0 lead and did his job getting the game to the late innings with the lead. Back then the Halos did have the pen that could handle the finish…and sadly, they did.

  157. Stateman52 September 29th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Mariano is the main reason that the Yankees have been so successful since 1996. I will definately buy and frame that magazine.

  158. Finally we back to the promise land September 29th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    GREAT a damn Cover Jinx!

  159. Finally we back to the promise land September 29th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Why not do this in november???

  160. BigSix September 29th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Say it ain’t so, Knobby:

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

  161. ron September 29th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    CC vs. Carl Pavano in Game 1 ? Peter Abraham’s going away present.

  162. Cindy September 29th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Mariano Rivera is the reason why I became not just a Yankees fan, but a fan of baseball.. period! I also can’t wait to frame this SI cover and include it in my “shrine” to MO!.. (the centerpiece being an autographed ball from him)

  163. islesfan September 29th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    “In the month of August when the Yankees put away the AL East by going 21-7, including 5 of 6 from the Red Sox, Derek Jeter hit .377 with 6 HR, 17 RBI, 27 Runs and a .977 OPS. That’s from the leadoff position.”

    Excellent point. Mauer sucked in August. He only hit .391 with 8 homers and 23 rbi. He was so bad in fact, his OPS nearly went below 1.100 for the month.

    _____________________________________________________________

    You left out the Twinkies record during that stretch. Oh don’t worry, I looked it up for you.

    14-14

    Awesome.

    I hope the people who vote for MVP take winning games into account. You know, the reason why they play the games.

  164. Dina Haansley September 29th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Mariano Rivera is the ultimate closer, jinx sminx, that jinx crap is BS! It’s the Yanks time again, now if this was football and it was a Madden cover it would be a different story, lol.

  165. Rob in Vt. September 29th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    If it’s not too late,here is my ALDS roster guess.

    1.Sabathia
    2.Burnett
    3.Pettitte
    4.Rivera
    5.Hughes
    6.Robertson
    7.Bruney
    8.Coke
    9.Chamberlain
    10.Aceves
    11.Posada
    12.Molina
    13.Cervelli
    14.Teixeira
    15.Cano
    16.Rodriquez
    17.Jeter
    18.Hairston
    19.Damon
    20.Cabrera
    21.Swisher
    22.Matsui
    23.Gardner
    24.Guzman
    25.Hinske

  166. Frank from Chatham, NJ September 29th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Erica, here is my ALDS roster:

    aceves
    coke
    hughes
    robertson
    rivera
    Bruney
    sabathia
    burnett
    pettitte
    chamberlain
    molina
    posada
    cervelli
    cano
    hairston
    jeter
    pena
    rodriguez
    teixeira
    cabrera
    damon
    gardner
    guzman
    swisher
    hinske

  167. JJ September 29th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    cover jinx…NO!!!!!!!!

  168. J9 September 29th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Wow. The SI curse thing is oveblown to some extent but this is a little strange. Why would SI do this now instead of the million other weeks they could have featured him (and I’m sure they have other times but you know what I mean). Not a conspiracy theorist but I think the instincts of the commenters here should not beignored. Interesting.

  169. Amy September 29th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Strange timing, yeah… but I think we all know that if Mo gets beaten in the playoffs, it won’t be because of the SI cover.

    Jinx-talk aside, I think it’s a really great, intense picture. I’ll definitely be buying this and hanging it in my dorm room with all my other Yankees stuff… =)

  170. Geoff September 30th, 2009 at 8:47 am

    Jeez, whatever happened to a picture speaking for itself? That cover is a cluttered disaster. I miss covers like this:

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c...../index.htm

  171. saucY September 30th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    test

    a few things before i head home from work:

    - you only have to hit home to get to the top of the screen (unless you’re on some wacky browser)
    - i’m pretty sure they sold ‘wild card’ caps for the Yankees in 2007. this is nothing new. (but terrible from a marketing standpoint… who buys those and is proud??)
    - to buy on the drive home: soap, vinegar (2 kinds), a bottle of that acai juice that keeps me healthy.
    - great job Sam. looking forward to reading you! :)
    - there was something else, i wanted to say. maybe i’ll remember and post from home later…

  172. Moises Young Diaz September 30th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Arriba, Mariano, the Panamanian Sensational. It looks great. We the NYY Fans, are behind you, 100%. Ready for October…………………..LOL.

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