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Full ALCS schedule released

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Oct 13, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Here’s the updated schedule of times for the ALCS:

Game 1: Friday, Oct. 16, 7:57 p.m. ET
Game 2: Saturday, Oct. 17, 7:57 p.m. ET
Game 3: Monday, Oct. 19, 4:13 p.m. ET
Game 4: Tuesday, Oct. 20, 7:57 p.m. ET
Game 5: Thursday, Oct. 22, 7:57 p.m. ET
Game 6: Saturday, Oct. 24, 4:13 p.m. ET (will switch to 7:57 p.m. ET if NLCS is over)
Game 7: Sunday, Oct. 25, 8:20 p.m. ET

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127 Responses to “Full ALCS schedule released”

  1. Mark in Tampa October 13th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Love the early times for the LA games. Unless those are actually supposed to be Pacific Time.

  2. ditmars1929 October 13th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    How come game 5 isn’t on Wednesday? I suppose it works for the Yankees’ benefit in setting up the rotation (especially if JG is going with only 3 starters), but I hate it when they drag things out like this.

  3. Mark in Tampa October 13th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Starting at @5:00 PT, it will be very important to get an early lead, middle innings offense will be very difficult as the shadows come into play.

  4. ADam October 13th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Sweet!

  5. AMS223 October 13th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    i wonder what role the shadows will play in games 3,4, and *5

  6. Mark in Tampa October 13th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Having three day/twi-light games in LA could blunt the Angels home field advantage a bit, night games seem more raucous in any stadium. Maybe I’m looking into it too much, but any advantage could help.

  7. Drive 4-5 October 13th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    One problem with Girardi’s potential 3 man rotation could be weekend rainouts. I just saw the weather and it looks really bad. The potential is there for at least 1 game getting postponed and they could lose Sunday’s off day.

  8. Jill October 13th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Actually wondering if Monday’s game time will negate some of the home field advantage for Angels…

  9. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Those are definitely not Pacific times, the idea is to have the night games during prime time on the East Coast. They would never start a playoff game at the regular West Coast night game time, that would be 10:00 p.m.+ in the East.

    And Game 5 would be on Thursday because they don’t do games on 3 consecutive days anymore during the postseason (barring a rainout or something).

  10. Mark in Tampa October 13th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Nick in SF,

    Yeah, I double checked MLB.com, those are definitely ET. It is very strange, though, to have 4 straight LCS games starting and mostly being played in daylight. Not that I am complaining. Love the times.

  11. Doreen October 13th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    If they switch Game 6, I’m going to miss it. If it goes past 6 innings, I’m going to miss the end of the game. My step-dad’s 80th birthday party dinner. Don’t know if they have a lounge with a tv, but it would be rather gauche to leave the party room (it’s a small family dinner with some close friends, as opposed to a wedding, where you’re pretty much anonymous).

  12. rbj October 13th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Oh that is nice. I’ll be able to watch most of Monday night’s game without having to go to bed before it’s over.

    Now just cut down on the pre-game ceremonies.

  13. betsy October 13th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    GB, too bad about Romine, but even if he has a bad AFL, I still like what I hear about him. Do you think the Yanks like him ? I really don’t want them to trade him – they’ve got so many catchers, they’re going to have to trade some of them. Brandon Laird’s brother is with the Tigers – that would be really something, having brothers play in the bigs at the same time. I just find that amazing. If the Yankees do what you and Pat M think they will/should, I like that a lot.

  14. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 13th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    “One problem with Girardi’s potential 3 man rotation could be weekend rainouts. I just saw the weather and it looks really bad. The potential is there for at least 1 game getting postponed and they could lose Sunday’s off day.”

    Weather predictions more than 48 hrs out are 85% less accurate, so I wouldn’t worry just yet.

  15. betsy October 13th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Ray, any reason you think the Yanks would keep Matsui over Damon?

  16. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Newly revised countdown!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    74 hours and 5 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!

  17. Poland Spring October 13th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    This is a little off topic, but how come we weren’t able to sign Abreu cheap like the Angels did? He was great for the yankees. Obviously, Abreu is now one of the Angels best weapon.

  18. ditmars1929 October 13th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Poland, if I remember correctly, the Yankees didn’t want to give Abreu what he was asking for, so Abreu shopped around and during that time lost a lot of leverage and had to settle on the cheap with LA, while the Yankees moved forward with other options. I said this in a previous thread, but while I am, of course, hoping for a Yankee sweep, I hope Abreu has a good series. I’ve always liked him.

  19. Doreen October 13th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    ditmars1929 -

    I like Abreu too, but I don’t want him to have TOO good a series! :)

  20. ditmars1929 October 13th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Oh no, Doreen, not too good, to be sure. But I’d like to see him get some clutch hits and put up some nice stats. All in vain, of course!!!

  21. Joba in the pen October 13th, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    I think Matsui will not be resigned by the Yankees. He can’t play the outfield because of his knees.
    Yankees will probably rotate the DH. Damon, who I think the Yankees will resign if he doesn’t ask for outrageous money, Alex, Posada, will all DH more next year.
    Also think they will resign Andy who had a good year.

  22. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    My understanding (still) is that the Yankees weren’t initially eligible to negotiate with Abreu after they didn’t offer him arbitration. I think he could have negotiated with the Yanks later in the process, but then he would have risked seeing other teams finalize their own plans in the meantime.

  23. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Poland Spring
    October 13th, 2009 at 5:55 pm
    This is a little off topic, but how come we weren’t able to sign Abreu cheap like the Angels did? He was great for the yankees. Obviously, Abreu is now one of the Angels best weapon.

    ———————————————-

    Out of curiosity, what is the basis of your name?

  24. Doreen October 13th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    No, Ditmars1929 – No clutch hits allowed!!!! Only run-of-the-mill, no runs involved, hits. Clutch hits means runs score. No runs allowed to score.

    But, if you can guarantee that other than Abreu there will be no other clutch hits, then he can be allowed a couple over the course of the entire series. And no walks. No walks allowed. And the Yankees need to exploit his wall-fear, too.

    Other than that, I hope Abreu has a nice series. :lol: :lol:

  25. raymagnetic October 13th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “Ray, any reason you think the Yanks would keep Matsui over Damon?”

    I could see them keeping Matsui as the DH and finding another outfielder other than Damon. That’s really my only reasoning.

  26. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    If they keep Matsui it helps keep the line-up circular.

    Using it as a rotation weakens it with the replacement.

  27. haiku-man October 13th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    I first heard about this a few days agao,but wanted factual proof THAT IS SOURCED.

    AT,Yahoo sports has the facts.
    It seems that,Steiner Sports Marketing,prepaid Yadier Molina(yes baby bro to Jose)$90,660 in Oct 2006.The amount was for him to do a signing. The contract was renewed in Jul,2008,but Yadier refused to attend the autograph signing,or return the money.Steiner is suing for $175,000.

    Steiner Sports,markets,athletes,creates collectables,and licenses products.

  28. Rose October 13th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    ditmars1929

    I think you are right about Abreau. Yankees were not going to pay him a big salary and I don’t think they really wanted him back.
    Angels signed him for 5 million and Bobby had his typical solid year. Solid player.

  29. GreenBeret7 October 13th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    betsy
    October 13th, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    GB, too bad about Romine, but even if he has a bad AFL, I still like what I hear about him. Do you think the Yanks like him ? I really don’t want them to trade him – they’ve got so many catchers, they’re going to have to trade some of them. Brandon Laird’s brother is with the Tigers – that would be really something, having brothers play in the bigs at the same time. I just find that amazing. If the Yankees do what you and Pat M think they will/should, I like that a lot.

    ————————————————————

    Romine did add a 2 run double in his last at bat. As far as Laird goes, he has to work hard on his defense, but, that young guy has some major league power. He hits the ball everywhere. He doesn’t walk a lot, but, he also doesn’t strike out a lot, either. The Trenton fans are going to love his bat, as well as Romine’s and, eventually, Sublett’s. They have some fine young pitchers, coming, too. Keep an eye on Luis Nunez, also. There will be a lot more offense than Trenton had this past season.

  30. Mark in Tampa October 13th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Do they still have the rule where you can’t sign the player until May 1 if he wasn’t offered arbitration?

    ditmars1929,

    Why do you want to see Abreu get clutch hits, by its very definition puts the game in jeopardy for the Yanks.

  31. Poland Spring October 13th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    “Out of curiosity, what is the basis of your name?”

    I do not post very often so I do not have a name to go by. I was drinking a Poland Spring bottle at the time so I went with that name…heh. Nothing interesting really…

  32. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Abreu might be unhappy with the Yankees because he wanted to make $16 million instead of $5 million.

    So petty.

  33. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Just out of curiosity-

    Why is it a year later everyone is still all warm and fuzzy about Abreu, but people are ready to wave Johnny Damon goodbye without a second thought?

  34. betsy October 13th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Ray, thanks……..Matsui’s name has been floated everywhere, to the Mets included. However, that would be a terrible signing. No matter what he thinks, Matsui can not play the outfield. Per Michael Kay a few days ago, he and Ichiro hate each other and Ichiro has a lot of power out in Seattle, so Matsui won’t be going there. I’d hate to see him in Boston….he just doesn’t really fit here anymore given the inflexibility of the lineup with him in it. It kills that he can’t play the OF.

  35. Joe from Long Island October 13th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Drive 4-5 – You’re going to Game 1 on Friday, right? For your sake, I hope the rain doesn’t delay things.

    Doreen – I remember I was in Philadelphia for an in-laws birthday party during Game 3 of the 2004 ALCS playoffs. The party was held in an American Legion post, and I spent most of the night in the bar upstairs, watching the Yankees pummel Boston. (Strangely, the rest of the playoffs were cancelled that year.)

    Chad’s last thread reviewed who was going to the Arizona Fall League. Some pretty fair ballplayers there. Clearly, there won’t be room on the big league team for all of them. I would expect a lot of teams’ scouts there. Maybe some of these guys can be turned into OFs for next year. Does anyone have an idea who might be available this offseason? And don’t tell me Milton Bradley. Fortunately, Cash didn’t listen to my two cents last offseason on that one.

  36. E-gawa October 13th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    They’re doing the Monday game at 1:00 in Anaheim? How? Why?

  37. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    Poland Spring
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:08 pm
    “Out of curiosity, what is the basis of your name?”

    I do not post very often so I do not have a name to go by. I was drinking a Poland Spring bottle at the time so I went with that name…heh. Nothing interesting really…

    ———————————————–

    When I saw the name I wondered if it had a connection to where the water is bottled. Of coarse that is here in Me.

  38. betsy October 13th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Erica, I’m not warm and fuzzy about Abreu. I liked him, but he was in no way worth $16 million – Cash absolutely made the right decision by not offering him arbitration. First off, I’m very happy with Swisher. More importantly, no way Hal would have approved the Tex deal had Abreu been signed.

  39. Joe from Long Island October 13th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    raymagnetic – If the Yanks could make a deal for a quality OF, maybe with some of their youngsters as I said, above, then Matsui has a chance of being signed over Damon. Otherwise, I think they let Matsui go. One of the many reasons why I hope they win it this year – Matsui should get a ring here.

  40. haiku-man October 13th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Abreu wanted 16mm a yr for 3 yrs.He misread the market.By the time he came around to lowering his price,Cashman had moved on.He’s motivated to play against the Yankees.It cost him 11mm dollars a yr.

  41. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    Just out of curiosity-

    Why is it a year later everyone is still all warm and fuzzy about Abreu, but people are ready to wave Johnny Damon goodbye without a second thought?

    ———————————————

    Didn’t you know that absence makes the heart grow fonder? :lol:

    Do I sense you getting a little defensive? Afraid of losing your boy.

  42. Get Yer Damn Hands Off of Her October 13th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    “Weather predictions more than 48 hrs out are 85% less accurate, so I wouldn’t worry just yet.”

    90% of statistics lie.

  43. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I am happy that Abreu is gone and I like Damon more anyway.

    But that’s just me.

  44. Doreen October 13th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Trading for Nady gave Cashman the option to not re-sign Abreu at the salary Abreu wanted. And, by the way, freed up money for the more pressing need – pitching.

    I wish they could have held onto Bobby, but financially it made no sense, not with the gaping hole(s) in the pitching rotation.

  45. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Didn’t you know that absence makes the heart grow fonder?

    Do I sense you getting a little defensive? Afraid of losing your boy.

    *****

    Nah. That’s not defensive. It must be your deoderant you are smelling. Damon is coming back :-)

  46. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Nick-

    I don’t know why, but I feel I have to say thank you right now :-)

  47. J-Rod October 13th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    You would think the earlier start times out West could lessen the homefield advantage for the Angels. Good news for us and I am sure they aren’t happy with the early times in Angel land…East Coast bias strikes again!

  48. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    During the off season there was alot of discusion about some of the players to resign. It appears as though Cashman read the market better than some here.

  49. John October 13th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    E-gawa
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:12 pm
    They’re doing the Monday game at 1:00 in Anaheim? How? Why?

    ___________________________

    I guess it has something to do with the monday night football game for television audiences.

  50. austinmac October 13th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Weather.com shows a 30% chance of rain on Friday. Are the local forecasts worse?

  51. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:20 pm
    During the off season there was alot of discusion about some of the players to resign. It appears as though Cashman read the market better than some here.

    ****

    I can read a market. Damon wants to stay a Yankee. The Yankees want him back. The only wild card is the Scott Boras factor.

    My guess- Damon comes back for a one or two year reduced price contract

  52. Rootin' Tootin' October 13th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    “It is refreshing to read the blogging free of bias, sarcasm, hostility ”

    It truly is amazing how nice it is around here when she is not around.

  53. Rose October 13th, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Why would the Yankees sign Matsui over Damon? Matsui can’t play the of. Damon can play the of, has good speed and can hit with some power especially at the Stadium. You can also dh him.
    I like Matsui but think Damon is a better signing. I don’t think they will sign both of them.

  54. RS October 13th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I’m fine with not having Abreu because I think Swisher added something to this team that’s completely intangible. I know Abreu is clutch, but let’s not forget how Swisher carried the offense in April and regularly hit HRs on the road all season. Also, one of Abreu’s main attributes was his influence on some of the younger players, but Melky and Cano had much better seasons this year than last.

    Plus, what would our lineup have looked like with Abreu in it instead of Swisher? Would Damon bat fifth, or would Abreu have taken Matsui’s spot? That would have changed a lot of things that happened this season. I’m completely fine with how our offense (and defense) turned out.

  55. zmaster October 13th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    they both only come back if we win the WS. if we win the whole team rejoins

  56. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    There is an NLCS game in Philly on Monday night. One game had to be early, one game had to be late.

  57. Fondo Motz October 13th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    zmaster
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:27 pm
    they both only come back if we win the WS. if we win the whole team rejoins

    That is exactly my thinking on the subject.

  58. Betsy October 13th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    GB, thanks for the info. I love hearing about these kids because they are the future of the Yankees…..

  59. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Erica

    I was refering to Cash letting Abreu go and sighning Andy for less money.

  60. Doreen October 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    If Damon and Matsui come back it’s because they made good deals with the Yankees – short term, low cost, incentives perhaps, AND because there are no better alternatives in trade or on the market. If they are looking forward to, say, Austin Jackson, being a part of the OF in 2010, it makes no sense to sign a free agent (Damon, Matsui or otherwise) who will cost and/or make the roster inflexible.

    I like both because they are battle-tested. They thrive in NYC. They are a relatively known quantity. And for one year or one year with an option, they may be the best choice out there.

    Bay wants to go back to Boston and Boston wants him – it seems to be a matter of getting it done, for the most part. And I don’t like Bay. Holliday doesn’t excite me, either. So, those are the two “hot” free agents. I have to take a look to see who else is available FA. Tradewise, you never know, but you can probably bet that no AL East team would particular relish making a deal with NY.

  61. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    Erica

    I was refering to Cash letting Abreu go and sighning Andy for less money.

    *****

    Can I go back to no defensiveness?? :grin:

  62. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    The Yankees are 106 wins into the year with Matsui not playing an inning in the OF. A dedicated DH is better than swapping out with regulars and having a backup taking their place…

    We don’t know what Matsui will want of course. If we win a title, he might want to ride off into the sunset… or return to the Land of the Rising Sun.

  63. jpb1973 October 13th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    This is a little off topic, but how come we weren’t able to sign Abreu cheap like the Angels did? He was great for the yankees. Obviously, Abreu is now one of the Angels best weapon.

    ——————————————————

    Timing was a major factor in the Abreu signing. I believe he was asking for $30 million over 3 years from the Yankees in Novemeber. Then they signed CC and AJ, but Abreu didn’t realize the market was collapsing, so he was still asking for big bucks at that time. Then at Christmas, the Yankees got Hal to agree to signing Texeira. After that the Yankees were tapped out. In January and February the market crashed and Abreu was willing to accept 1 year at $5 million from anyone. At that point, as I said we were tapped out and couldn’t sign him. We made Pettitte take an apparent huge paycut to return to the Yankees but didn’t ahve enough cash for Abreu.

    If the free agent market had crashed before Christmas, then we might have gotten Tex at a cheaper rate and still have been able to afford Abreu @ %5 million and Pettitte.

  64. Carl October 13th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Joba Hughes Mo in the shadows…Yum…

  65. Doreen October 13th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Nick in SF –

    I agree. I liked Matsui as the dedicated DH. And Girardi was adept at getting him rest and getting other guys a turn at DH when necessary without it getting in the way.

    You’re also correct that we have no idea what is in Matsui’s mind.

  66. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    MaineYankee
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:36 pm
    Erica

    I was refering to Cash letting Abreu go and sighning Andy for less money.

    *****

    Can I go back to no defensiveness??

    ————————————–

    Yes you can. :lol:

    I like :lol: better than :evil:

  67. m October 13th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Abreu’s just not that bright. After the Nady trade, how could he not see the writing on the wall?

  68. MG October 13th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Matsui, coming off consecutive winters of knee surgery, hit 28 HR’s and knocked 90 runs in only 456 AB’s.

    He’s 35 years old, the same age as Jeter and 1 year older than Arod. I don’t understand how you can just throw out his production and decide he isn’t coming back and that the Yankees shouldn’t want him back. His knees, with an off season of conditioning without surgery, should be better than the last two years and he hasn’t lost any bat speed whatsoever. He came to the U.S. to play for the Yankees, they should sign him to a deal that works for both sides the same way they signed Andy this year (and probably next year as well). If they don’t it will most likely come back to haunt them next year because there is no replacement for him-Damon is a completely different type of hitter and Matsui is a perfect #5 hitter behind Arod.

  69. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Abreu’s gone baby…Abreu’s gone.

    Hey Swish might have not had as many RBI’s but then again he wasn’t hitting 3rd all year.

    Swish has a a higher OPS and OPS+ though . OBP is similar

    Still I’ll take Swish in right over Bobby every day of the week on twice on Sundays.

    Bobby was afraid to get hurt. Swish is afraid he won’t get the chance to get his uniform dirty.

  70. GreenBeret7 October 13th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    In the AFL, 6 of the 7 Yankee players played in the first game.

    Ian Kennedy: 4 innings, 2 hits 1 run (earned), 0 walks, 4 strikeouts, gets the win

    Zach Kroenke: 1 inning, 1 hit, 1 Run (earned), 1 walk, 1 strikeout
    Grant Duff: 1 inning, 1 hit, 0 runs, 0 walks, 0 strikeouts

    Austin Romine: 4 AB, 2 Run Scored, 1 hit, 1 RBI, 1 walk, 1 strikeout, 1 GIDP, allowed 1 stolen base

    Brandon Laird: 6 At Bats, 2 Runs Scored, 4 hits, 3 RBI, 1 strikeout, 1 GIDP

    Colin Curtis: 6 At Bats, 1 Run Scored, 3 hits (1 double), 2 RBI, 1 strikeout

  71. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    Btw- this is very awkward.

    I am somehow completely caught up on my DVR with nothing saved to be seen and I have viewed everything on my “to watch online” list.

    There is no baseball on TV

    What am I supposed to do with myself????

  72. Erin October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    I would love to see both Damon and Matsui come back next year. Of the two, I think Damon is a sure thing to be resigned.

  73. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    Btw- this is very awkward.

    I am somehow completely caught up on my DVR with nothing saved to be seen and I have viewed everything on my “to watch online” list.

    There is no baseball on TV

    What am I supposed to do with myself????

    —————————————————–

    Clean house. :lol:

  74. vin October 13th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    “(Strangely, the rest of the playoffs were cancelled that year.) ”

    Finally, someone who actually remembers what happened! Good job, Joe.

  75. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Erin
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    I would love to see both Damon and Matsui come back next year. Of the two, I think Damon is a sure thing to be resigned.

    ****

    I am not sure if there has been any blog confusion. But I would like to take this moment to clarify.

    Erin and I are NOT the same person.

    I swear. I do not know her at all. We just happen to think eerily similar

  76. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I have a joke to make but I’m supposed to be ignoring someone’s posts. It’s an obvious one, someone else please make it. :mad:

    I wonder if Abreu ever paid Matsui for the marriage bet. If not, that’s another reason to be glad he’s gone.

  77. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Clean house.
    ****

    Laundry just went in the washing machine. :-)

    I think I am going to have dinner

  78. Erin October 13th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    Btw- this is very awkward.

    I am somehow completely caught up on my DVR with nothing saved to be seen and I have viewed everything on my “to watch online” list.

    There is no baseball on TV

    What am I supposed to do with myself????

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

    Erica, I have the exact same problem. I don’t have any shows on Tuesday nights and no Yankee games to watch. I think I’m in for a long night. LOL

  79. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    I have a joke to make but I’m supposed to be ignoring someone’s posts. It’s an obvious one, someone else please make it.
    ****

    Whose posts are you ignoring??

    They aren’t mine are they??? :evil:

  80. Erin October 13th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    Erin
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    I would love to see both Damon and Matsui come back next year. Of the two, I think Damon is a sure thing to be resigned.

    ****

    I am not sure if there has been any blog confusion. But I would like to take this moment to clarify.

    Erin and I are NOT the same person.

    I swear. I do not know her at all. We just happen to think eerily similar

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

    Erica-it is strange isn’t it?

  81. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Erin
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Erica, I have the exact same problem. I don’t have any shows on Tuesday nights and no Yankee games to watch. I think I’m in for a long night. LOL

    *****

    I like Biggest Loser and 90210 and Melrose Place on Tuesdays. But that doesn’t start until 8. And since I have DVr and won’t watch commercials, that means I will start 90210 at 8:16

  82. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Erin
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Erica-it is strange isn’t it?
    ****

    I was starting to get concerned that people might think I formed you as an alternate idenity of myself.

    But no, I only joke about being in a pretend relationship with Johnny Damon. I am actually quite mentally healthy

  83. GreenBeret7 October 13th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Betsy
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:33 pm
    GB, thanks for the info. I love hearing about these kids because they are the future of the Yankees…..

    ————————————————————

    You’re most wlcome, Betsy. I’ll try to keep the updates coming if people want them. As long as no games are being played, I’ll post them often during the games. where the kids are playing. The only other league playing right now is the Venezuelan League. Reegie Corona is the only one I’ve seen numbers on, right now.

  84. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    I have a joke to make but I’m supposed to be ignoring someone’s posts. It’s an obvious one, someone else please make it.

    I wonder if Abreu ever paid Matsui for the marriage bet. If not, that’s another reason to be glad he’s gone.

    ——————————————

    Go ahead Nick, stir the pot. It would liven up the place.

  85. Erin October 13th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    I like Biggest Loser and 90210 and Melrose Place on Tuesdays. But that doesn’t start until 8. And since I have DVr and won’t watch commercials, that means I will start 90210 at 8:16

    **************
    I couldn’t get into the new 90210. I watched last season only when Brenda and Kelly were on (and later Donna)

  86. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Erica: never.

    MaineYankee: rather than stir the pot, I think I’ll go and get a new tire put on my car to smooth the drive down to Game Three in Anaheim. Dull, yes, but practical.

  87. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Erin
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    I couldn’t get into the new 90210. I watched last season only when Brenda and Kelly were on (and later Donna)
    ******

    This season is really SO much better. There is a new executive producer running the show. They got rid of that boring Ethan guy and added two (much cuter) male characters

  88. no.27 October 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    “Abreu’s just not that bright. After the Nady trade, how could he not see the writing on the wall?”

    Cause he was afraid to get within 10 feet of it.

    zing.

  89. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    Erica: never.

    MaineYankee: rather than stir the pot, I think I’ll go and get a new tire put on my car to smooth the drive down to Game Three in Anaheim. Dull, yes, but practical.

    ****

    Awesome. While you are at it, can you get me an oil change as well so I don’t need to get up at the crack of dawn tomorrow to do it before work (thus, ensuring my safety on the drive to Atlantic City this weekend)?

  90. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:54 pm
    Erica: never.

    MaineYankee: rather than stir the pot, I think I’ll go and get a new tire put on my car to smooth the drive down to Game Three in Anaheim. Dull, yes, but practical.

    ——————————————-

    Probably wise choice.

  91. GreenBeret7 October 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Damon and Matsui will be back, unless NYY figures out how to replace their offensive contributions. And, there’s no such thing as they have enough offense, because it isn’t true.

  92. no.27 October 13th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Nick,

    is that the one you were talkin about?

  93. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    Damon and Matsui will be back, unless NYY figures out how to replace their offensive contributions. And, there’s no such thing as they have enough offense, because it isn’t true.

    ****

    Exactly. That mythical day comes when you have too much starting pitching

  94. m October 13th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Poor Nick. He’s the only one that got the joke, but he has to bite his tongue. :lol:

  95. Nick in SF October 13th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    no.27: thank you! :)

  96. Erin October 13th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:55 pm
    This season is really SO much better. There is a new executive producer running the show. They got rid of that boring Ethan guy and added two (much cuter) male characters

    **************
    Maybe I’ll give it a shot tonight, since I don’t have anything else on.

  97. GreenBeret7 October 13th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    m
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Abreu’s just not that bright. After the Nady trade, how could he not see the writing on the wall?

    ————————————————————

    Nady was as much a fallback replacement for Cabrera and Damon as it was for Abreu. Damon and Cabrera were not having very good years in 2008.

  98. Greg October 13th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    4pm start time on Monday sucks bigtime. I’m not at all happy about having to miss half the game due to work.

  99. Buddy Biancalana October 13th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Nick-

    Going to the ALCS, nice!

  100. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 13th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Erica/Erin
    Watch Sons of Anarchy!’

    Nick and m in some kind of tiff.. say it ain’t so.

  101. Erin October 13th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Greg
    October 13th, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    4pm start time on Monday sucks bigtime. I’m not at all happy about having to miss half the game due to work.

    ***********
    I’m going to beg my boss to let me rearrange my schedule for Monday. Must be home for first pitch! LOL

  102. MaineYankee October 13th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    I’m off.

    I’m going to see how the Celtics do against the Nets.

  103. GreenBeret7 October 13th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:56 pm
    Damon and Matsui will be back, unless NYY figures out how to replace their offensive contributions. And, there’s no such thing as they have enough offense, because it isn’t true.

    ****

    Exactly. That mythical day comes when you have too much starting pitching

    ————————————————————

    Unless NYY intends to pay Holliday or Bay 16-17 mil a year for 5 years, there are no bats to replace that 45 homers and 175 RBI. Not to mention that Jeter and Posada will be a year older and will be pushing hard to duplicate their numbers.

  104. Erin October 13th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 13th, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    Erica/Erin
    Watch Sons of Anarchy!

    *************
    LOL !!

  105. Bronx Jeers October 13th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Abreu’s just not that bright. After the Nady trade, how could he not see the writing on the wall?”

    He left his binoculars in the dugout?

  106. rb October 13th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Apologies if this has been posted.

    From Newsday “Sheppard, about to turn 99, sounds as good as ever”

    This is the best part ;)

    “Sheppard is thrilled that Derek Jeter has honored him by having a tape of Sheppard’s voice announcing each at-bat. “It has been one of the greatest compliments I have received in my career of announcing,” Sheppard said. “The fact that he wanted my voice every time he came to bat is a credit to his good judgment and my humility.””

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....-1.1519178

  107. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 13th, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    Erica/Erin
    Watch Sons of Anarchy!’

    *****

    I am not sure I can accept new TV shows at this time. It seems irresponsible.

    What channel is it on? I wonder if I can catch it free on demand…..

  108. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 13th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    “I am not sure I can accept new TV shows at this time. It seems irresponsible.

    What channel is it on? I wonder if I can catch it free on demand…..”

    It is on FX. You can watch on Hulu too.

  109. Far Hills Esq October 13th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    On Sports Center tonight, Buck Showalter predicted it was the Angels year to win this year and that the Angels are more driven than the Yankees.

    Buck Showalter needs to keep his mouth shut.

  110. vin October 13th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    “Buck Showalter needs to keep his mouth shut.”

    Of course he’ll pick the Angels, that’s one of the few organizations that haven’t fired him yet.

  111. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 13th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Thanks for posting that, rb.

    Reposting is a good thing; not every one of us is in here all day, every day.

    I want Sheppard’s voice announcing Rivera’s entrance into a game!

  112. Far Hills Esq October 13th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Buck actually said the pitching match ups between the two teams are a wash, too. I didn’t realize I disliked the man so much until today.

  113. bru October 13th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    i heard it a few times

    why is everybody saying cc will be on 3 days rest if he pitches game 4 ??

    game

    1 friday
    4 tuesday
    7 sunday

    if he goes game 4 on tues it will be 4 days rest

    game 7 will be on normal 5 days rest

  114. m October 13th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4538320

    Look at all the projected world series winners. Only 3 teams represented. Well, were represented.

  115. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 13th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Looks like I’m going to have to take Monday off. :evil:

  116. bru October 13th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Erin
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    October 13th, 2009 at 6:44 pm
    Btw- this is very awkward.

    I am somehow completely caught up on my DVR with nothing saved to be seen and I have viewed everything on my “to watch online” list.

    There is no baseball on TV

    What am I supposed to do with myself????

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

    Erica, I have the exact same problem. I don’t have any shows on Tuesday nights and no Yankee games to watch. I think I’m in for a long night. LOL

    ———————————————————-

    this is getting interesting

  117. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    :arrow:

  118. vin October 13th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    “if he goes game 4 on tues it will be 4 days rest

    game 7 will be on normal 5 days rest

    That’s in reference to days he’s not pitching. If it were the regular season, for example:
    M – pitches – CC
    T – off – AJ
    W – off – Andy
    R – off – Joba
    F – off – Gaudin
    S – pitches

    That’s the normal 4 days of rest. 5 days of rest would be if there was an off day in there somewhere and no one got skipped. Between starts it’s actually 5 days, but that’s not how its stated.

  119. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 13th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10.....f=baseball

    “After dispatching the Red Sox with atypical ease, the Angels will have to contend with the game’s undisputed juggernaut. The Yankees’ lineup has no weaknesses, but it is particularly proficient at clubbing home runs. The Yankees’ 244 regular-season long balls put them 20 ahead of the second-place Texas Rangers.

    Keeping the Yankees’ hitters in the park requires a pitching staff with strong ground-ball tendencies.

    The Colorado Rockies, whose rotation of sinkerballers mitigates the effect of their high-altitude home park, allowed flies on only 33 percent of batted balls. If they had wound up facing the Yankees in the World Series, they could have had some success at preventing power-fueled innings (like the 9th and 11th in Game 2, when home runs by Alex Rodriguez and Mark Teixeira propelled the Yankees to a comeback victory against the Minnesota Twins).

    But the Angels’ fly-ball rate of 40 percent was the sixth highest in the majors. Starter Jered Weaver, who allowed more than half of his batted balls in the air, could have a particularly rough time. If the Angels’ pitchers cannot adapt their approach to counter the slugging strength of their next opponents, they will probably find themselves sent home every bit as quickly as the Red Sox were in the first round.”
    =======

    It is curious that Kazmir, a lefty, isn’t starting Game 2. His troubles at Fenway on Sunday aren’t all that relevant, considering the Green Monster turns RHB into Hercules.

    According the the Red Sox, Weaver’s location was stunning against them. Of course, we have an entirely more powerful and lefty-laden lineup, and that game he pitched wasn’t on the road.

  120. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 13th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    It’s like Mad Men, Erica. Only not in the 60s and men in suits and offices. And with leather, harleys and fights.

    Okay, so not like Mad Men come to think of it.

  121. Doreen October 13th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    m -

    So, let me get this straight. No one picked the Angels or the Dodgers to win the WS at that point in time when they made those predictions. And yet now the Yankees turned into underdogs because the Angels, overnight, have become the team of destiny, and the Dodgers are led by a genius. Okay.

    Whatever. Sigh.

    I’d rather be the underdog.

  122. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster!) October 13th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    “Look at all the projected world series winners. Only 3 teams represented. Well, were represented.”

    Mel, we got 16/24 votes. Not too shabby!

  123. vin October 13th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    “considering the Green Monster turns RHB into Hercules. ”

    ::cough cough:: Pedroia ::cough cough::

  124. Erica - always OPPC October 13th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  125. Mike October 13th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    4:13 on a Monday? ridiculous. people have to work for a living

  126. Ken October 13th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I agree starting a game at 4:13 makes no sense. All Yankees games should be put in prime time to generate the most ratings and accomodate schedules for people who work. Sometimes I shake my head at Selig the mad scientist. And one wonders why baseball is in decline ??!?

  127. Ruth L October 13th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Why did MLB push the start times back yet again? For those of us that have to travel, its a PITA — I was hoping for an afternoon game on Saturday.

    That being said, I think the Yankees should stick to their lineup this year — not a lot of need to go looking in the free agent market (perhaps pitching?), and they should definitely sign up Andy Pettit, Damon and Matsui for next year, with incentives for performance.

    Just my two cents.

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