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ALCS Game 1: Angels at Yankees

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YANKEES
Derek Jeter SS
Johnny Damon LF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Hideki Matsui DH
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Melky Cabrera CF

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (1-0, 1.37 ERA)

ANGELS
Chone Figgins 3B
Bobby Abreu RF
Torii Hunter CF
Vladimir Guerrero DH
Juan Rivera LF
Kendry Morales 1B
Howie Kendrick 2B
Jeff Mathis C
Erick Aybar SS

Pitching: RHP John Lackey (1-0, 0.00)

TIME/TV: 7:57 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: Double sweatshirt, at least. Temps in the 30s, winds whipping around the Stadium and the threat of rain looming over the whole thing. Check out the forecast here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: Back to zero. After getting past the Twins in three games, the Yankees have a clean slate against the nemesis Angels, who eliminated them from the postseason in the 2002 and 2005 Division Series. This year, the teams split 10 games during the regular season and they’re meeting in a best-of-seven series for the first time.

BATTER VS. PITCHER: Here’s the Angels vs. Sabathia. And here’s the Yankees vs. Lackey.

CC’S WORLD: The plan – weather permitting – seems to be for CC Sabathia to pitch three times in the series if it goes the distance, and he’s shown in the past that he can handle a heavy workload. The Angels, though, have given him trouble: he was 0-2 with a 6.08 ERA in two starts against them this year, and is 5-7, 4.72 in 14 career starts.

BIG AL: Alex Rodriguez broke out of his postseason slump with a monster Division Series and his performance against the Angels this season would indicate the hot run will continue. A-Rod was 8-for-24 with five home runs and nine RBI in seven games against the Angels – far better than the 2-for-15 showing he put up against LA in the 2005 ALDS.

OH, JOHNNY: Johnny Damon was the only regular to take part in a simulated game on Tuesday at the Stadium, and you could understand why. Damon finished the ALDS 1-for-12 and is hitless in his last 10 at-bats.

MIGHTY MO: While closers on other playoff teams were melting down all over the first round, Mariano Rivera remained the gold standard. Rivera appeared in all three games and didn’t allow a run while striking out seven. Look for Joe Girardi to go to him often; Girardi has said he won’t hesitate to ask Rivera for more than three outs in the postseason.

SOFT UNDERBELLY: The Yankees have made a living off shaky relievers this season as they amassed 15 walkoff wins plus one more in the ALDS. While the Angels of 2002 and 2005 had lockdown bullpens, this year’s version isn’t nearly as dominant: closer Brian Fuentes led the league in saves but also blew seven opportunities, and had a 1.40 WHIP. Behind him are untested/aging pitchers like rookie Kevin Jepsen and veteran Darren Oliver, who figure to give the Yankee hitters a chance to come back late.

RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is it just me, or have others sent an e-mail or IM to someone this week and accidentally referred to the Angels as the “Angles” because you were typing too fast? (I know – it’s just me)

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: ATLiens by Outkast (because everyone is going to be colder “than a polar bear’s toenails” at the frigid Stadium tonight)

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Amazingly, Chad Jennings somehow didn’t predict that a) he’d have a job in New York; and b) he’d be covering the Yankees when he planned several months ago to be away at a wedding this weekend. Sources tell me it is not his own. He’ll re-join us in L.A.

Josh Thomson, Rick Carpiniello and I are on the scene at the Stadium though, and will have all the news throughout the night. Back with much more later.

UPDATE, 3:15 p.m.: Not quite sure why it was a secret yesterday, but David Cone will throw out the first pitch tonight.

UPDATE, 3:47 p.m.: Weather update: It’s really pretty cold. Joe Girardi is meeting the media at 4:10, so I’ll have the lineup and any other news (along with audio) shortly thereafter.

UPDATE, 4:42 p.m.: Here’s the Girardi audio from his pregame press conference. As you might imagine after four days off, there isn’t much news in it but he does talk a little about how the weather may affect the game, as well as other assorted topics.

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UDATE, 4:48 p.m.: And here’s the A.J. Burnett audio. The best part is when he’s asked about how he’s been able to fit into the clubhouse and he says, “pies aside, I’m pretty quiet.”

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UPDATE, 5:03 p.m.: Yankees are on the field taking batting practice and they’re showing the NLCS on the big screen in the Stadium. Phillies just went up 1-0 on Ryan Howard’s solo homer.

UPDATE, 5:35 p.m.: Josh here. A few quick notes and quotes from Girardi’s pregame session with the beat writers:

• The staff watched video of Swisher’s at-bats against Lackey, who has held Swish for 5 for 43 (.116) over the course of his career and were satisfied, in spite of the numbers. “Swish has battled Lackey,” Girardi said. “I know the numbers aren’t great, but he has battled Lackey. When a guy has tough at-bats it affects the whole lineup.”

• Girardi has not told Molina, Posada or Burnett who will catch Game 2. Girardi wants his players to focus on Game 1 and Game 1 alone. “Tomorrow’s game doesn’t mean anything right now,” he said. That said, “It worked pretty well last time,” he noted.

• Moving Posada out from behind the plate doesn’t mean he wouldn’t DH. Girardi said it will depend on what happens tonight. Both Posada and Matsui have had a small sample size against Joe Saunders so that won’t factor into the decision. Neither will the fact that Saunders is a lefty. As you all well know, Matsui has shined against LHP this year.

• Freddy Guzman is primarily here to pinch run. Girardi would consider him to sub into the outfield — say, for Swisher — but that is not why he made the roster. Jerry Hairston is another option as a defensive replacement.

• Here’s why Girardi chose Damaso Marte over Brian Bruney: “Morales is a guy you like turning around. Figgins is a guy you like turning around. On a day like today where Bobby follows Figgins, that scenario may come up twice.” The Angels switch hitters are stronger batting lefty.

• Lastly, he doesn’t know the contingency should Games 1 and 2 not be completed by tomorrow night. FOX has football on Sunday, of course, and that could impact the start time. But what also complicates matters is that Monday’s Game 3 is scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, California time. Girardi would worry if the clubs had to fly cross-country with less than 24 hours between games. He expects Brian Cashman and Tony Reagins to speak with the league about the situation. Tomorrow night’s forecast on AccuWeather.com calls for temps around 40 and rain.

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m.: Forgot to mention, Hinske is still here. He took BP with the team.

UPDATE, 6:40 p.m.: They’re showing the Phillies-Dodgers game in the press box and is Chase Utley becoming the new Chuck Knoblauch? Suddenly his throws around the bag have become an adventure. Big break for the Dodgers there.

UPDATE, 6:42 p.m.: On-field sightings during batting practice: Tino Martinez and Frank Thomas, wearing one of the coolest pinstriped suits I’ve ever seen.

UPDATE, 6:46 p.m.: Kobe Bryant – what a phony. They just showed him on TV and he’s wearing a Dodgers cap. He grew up in Pennsylvania!

UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: Josh back again. I just wanted to post the audio from Mike Scioscia and Joe Saunders, who talked about Game 1, the weather (of course) and Game 2 tomorrow (?) —

Scioscia:

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UPDATE, 7:39 p.m.: Sabathia and Lackey throwing in the bullpens. Gigantic American flag being walked on to the field. Marching band doing the anthem getting place. We’re getting close to baseball in the Bronx.

UPDATE, 7:42 p.m.: And now it’s starting to rain. Nothing heavy, but umbrellas are popping open.

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: Lots and lots of empty seats right now. Like, Royals in July empty.

UPDATE, 7:52 p.m.: Cone threw what appeared to be a slider on his ceremonial first pitch. Is he available for a rain-delayed Game 4?

UPDATE, 7:55 p.m.: Meeting at home plate with the umpires. Scioscia goes for the Angels; Mick Kelleher there for the Yankees.

UPDATE, 7:56 p.m.: The dulcet tones of (LoHud Blog favorite) Big Poppa pierce the air and Carsten Charles takes the hill.

UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: Sabathia pumps a strike to Figgins and we’re off. It’s 45 degrees and raining at first pitch. Enjoy the game everyone.

UPDATE, 8:04 p.m.: Cold weather is supposed to make it harder for pitchers to spin the ball, but CC got Abreu looking at a tight slider for his first strikeout (even if it appeared to be a little inside).

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: Good start for Sabathia, particularly keeping Figgins off base. Even though he struggled in the Division Series, Figgins has been the spark to the Angels offense for years and always seems to kill the Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:10 p.m.: Good AB all around for Jeter. He worked eight pitches off Lackey and then led off with a hit for the second time in four postseason games. Now Damon trying to break out of his slump.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: Score that a single, with Jeter going to third on the hit and Damon going to second on the throw. Bad job by Juan Rivera, who wasn’t sure whether to throw to second or third and ended up throwing the ball somewhere in between. Heads-up play by Damon to take the extra base with no one covering. That’s Johnny’s second hit in 13 at-bats this postseason.

UPDATE, 8:15 p.m.: Let’s not waste any time. Teixeira can’t get the run in and it’s Alex’s first crack at continuing his run.

UPDATE, 8:17 p.m.: It’ll do. Deep enough to center and it’s 1-0 Yankees. That’s A-Rod’s seventh RBI of the postseason. His career high (in 2004) is eight.

UPDATE, 8:19 p.m.: Yup, those fundamentally sound Angels just won’t beat themselves. So far we’ve had Rivera throwing to no base in particular and Figgins and Aybar watching a pop-up fall in between them. Lackey must be thrilled. 2-0 Yanks on Matsui’s RBI “single”.

UPDATE, 8:29 p.m.: Kendrick – the pride of Jacksonville, Fla. – continues to hit the Yankees. He was .468 with 10 doubles against them the past three seasons. CC gets out of it, though, with a tapper from Mathis. He’s at 30 pitches through two; Lackey is at 24 through one.

UPDATE, 8:33 p.m.: Cano, apparently, isn’t a fan of the cold weather. He’s got his face wrapped up like he’s going ice-fishing. Meanwhile, Lackey’s in short sleeves.

UPDATE, 8:42 p.m.: Scorer just changed the play on Damon’s hit in the first. Now they’re calling it a single, with an error that allows him to go to second. That means of the two runs, one was earned and one was unearned.

UPDATE, 8:46 p.m.: No question about that one – CC gets Abreu looking for a second time. As John Flaherty said earlier today, look for the pitchers to go their fastballs more in the cold weather since it’s hard to grip and spin the ball when the temps are low.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Yup, it’s those gritty, gutty, pesky Yankees again. A-Rod chops one up the middle and Teixeira goes first to third when he sees Hunter not charging the ball. Smart play. It was like it never occurred to Hunter that Teixeira might try to take the extra base.

UPDATE, 8:56 p.m.: Matsui hits it hard but right at Morales. Lackey at 55 pitches through three.

UPDATE, 9:02 p.m.: So apparently there’s a jet-stream running in from left-center because that ball that Guerrero just hit sure looked like it was going out. Even Damon seemed to think it was gone, but it died very suddenly right near the track and Guerrero ends up on second with one out.

UPDATE, 9:08 p.m.: Morales isn’t a rookie, but in his first year as a regular he’s quickly become a very dangerous hitter. That was a clean single to left and it’s 2-1 now.

UPDATE, 9:13 p.m.: Cano, who looks like he’s going for a sort of faux bank-robber-in-a-ski-mask look, skies to short and everyone screams as Aybar – miraculously – makes the catch. Lackey at 59 pitches.

UPDATE, 9:21 p.m.: That was an eight-pitch walk from Melky. Now Jeter needs to make it count as Lackey is up to 73 pitches.

UPDATE, 9:23 p.m.: Nothing doing. Jeter swings through an 89 mph fastball and leaves two on. Still 2-1 going to the fifth.

UPDATE, 9:30 p.m.: Nice easy inning for Sabathia, who’s thrown 69 pitches. He’s also kept Figgins off base all three times, which is always a good place to start against the Angels.

UPDATE, 9:34 p.m.: Two hits for Johnny tonight, which is more than he had in the entire ALDS. Lackey’s at 81 pitches and the sooner the Yankees can get into the weak Angel bullpen, the better off they’ll be.

UPDATE, 9:37 p.m.: Up to A-Rod again.

UPDATE, 9:40 p.m.: A-Rod takes 3-0, and watches a 77 mph pitch go by for a strike. Then he takes ball four and walks. I would have liked to see him swinging on 3-0 but now it’s up to Matsui.

UPDATE, 9:43 p.m.: Wow, that was an ugly play all around. First Juan Rivera sort of fell over for no reason in the outfield, then A-Rod ran right through a stop sign – Rob Thomson basically had a red light emblazoned on his chest – and tried to run over Jeff Mathis, who hung on to the ball despite Rodriguez dropping an elbow. Did Mathis ever actually tag A-Rod? Hard to say. But either way, it was a foolish play, if only because any time your $30 million guy goes into a collision with a catcher wearing all his equipment, there’s a good chance he comes out with some kind of injury.

Gritty play? Yup. But he would have been better off a) stopping at third; and b) sliding to the outside. Either way, nice hit by Matsui and it’s 3-1 Yankees now.

UPDATE, 9:50 p.m.: On that note, let’s go to a new thread.

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1,151 Responses to “ALCS Game 1: Angels at Yankees”

  1. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 16th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    LET’S GO YANKEES!

  2. Raymundo (not the sox-lover) October 16th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Robert Tynan ISN’T GOING TO BE ALLOWED anymore in the yankee Stadium Buffet section

  3. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    4 hours 59 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!!!!!!!

  4. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Amazingly, Chad Jennings somehow didn’t predict that a) he’d have a job in New York; and b) he’d be covering the Yankees when he planned several months ago to be away at a wedding this weekend. Sources tell me it is not his own. He’ll re-join us in L.A.

    *****

    Good luck Chad!!!!!

  5. Jay October 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    who wears double sweatshirts anyway???

  6. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    Jay
    October 16th, 2009 at 2:58 pm
    who wears double sweatshirts anyway???

    ***

    People who are prepared :-)

  7. Joe (Utica) October 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    Finally a new thread… Anyway it is Cone throwing out the first pitch tonight. Nice choice for game one. Save Yogi for the WS (if we get there).

  8. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    I am so tired of the Angels we are great, confidence crap. I really hope the Yanks beat them. Not only because I want them to win but so this talk can finally stop. I know the Yanks have had issues with them but the Angel’s players and some media make it seem like they have the greatest teams of all time. Why because they finally removed their diapers for once and beat Boston? Please the Sox teams from ‘03-’07 had much better pitching and overall teams than this team and the Yanks beat them. Enough already….Let’s go Yanks!!!

  9. Rob October 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    gotta say that with the excessive off-days and the impending bad weather I’d lost some of my Postseason Spirit. I can happily say that even though the weather hasn’t improved much, my excitement is back now that we’re mere hours away from first pitch. Let’s go Yankees!

  10. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    “4 hours 59 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Here’s hoping mother nature if a Yankees fan.

  11. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Erica-are we doing another Muppet list today?

  12. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Is it just me, or have others sent an e-mail or IM to someone this week and accidentally referred to the Angels as the “Angles” because you were typing too fast?

    OI think we should all spell it “Angles”

  13. Hokiehill October 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    any worries on Mo as he missed 2 workouts this week due to a personal matter? The guy is made of stone so I don’t expect any, but figured it’s worth asking.

  14. Garym(Yanks and More) October 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES. Chad we will miss you but have fun at the wedding, my theory is you never schedule things in October but hey what can you do.

  15. Jay October 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Erica,

    I guess. Seams a little bit constricting is all. Why not wear a sweatshirt with a jacket on top?

  16. Richard October 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    his name isn’t robert

  17. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:02 pm

    It’s time to play Postseason Guess The Line Up!!!!

    Please post your line up submissions to me here, with positions. I will accept line ups until the earlier of 4:30 or when it gets leaked online.

    Scheduling note- there will be no GTLU tomorrow due to my very selfish travelling :-)

  18. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    Erin
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Erica-are we doing another Muppet list today?

    ****

    Muppet songs the Yankees could use as walk up songs?? LOL

  19. Hokiehill October 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    the biggest regret from my trip to NY was not making my very own muppet at FAO Schwartz!

  20. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    People’s fear of the Angels running game is a bit extreme.

    When the Yankees played the Sox that last series of the year they ran ALL OVER them. Way more than the Angels did to the Sox in the ALCS.

    Have some faith in your team. They’re really good.

    Watch and learn.

  21. upstate kate October 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm

    how great can the Angels be if they need to rely on a rally monkey and thunder stix?

  22. Blackaccord October 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Erica,

    Can I just say ‘A’ lineup…

  23. Postseason Bunting October 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    This is going to be a dogfight.

    All. Week. Long.

    Don’t take tonight’s game too seriously – it’s only Game 1.

  24. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Will Cone insist on Molina to catch for him?

  25. Neil October 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    That’s quite a blog up there in Beansville. Pfffffft ….

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....ll#addComm

  26. 213 Area Code October 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Finally, the Game Post!! (I was sick of reading about Dr. Tynan & the weather. Let’s go Yankees!

  27. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Hokiehill
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    the biggest regret from my trip to NY was not making my very own muppet at FAO Schwartz!

    ****

    I was SO upset when they took the Make Your Muppet off the website. When I got bored, I used to go on the FAO website and design them. I really wanted one, but I was having a really hard time justifying the $100 cost

  28. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Blackaccord
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    Erica,

    Can I just say ‘A’ lineup…

    ****

    NO! Maybe in your head you think GGBG and Hairston are A line up material :-)

  29. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Seems like an eternity since there’s been a game to guess the lineup for:

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

    Sabathia SP

  30. Fran October 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Erica,

    I am out but I been waiting all day to play GTLU :)

    Derek. SS
    Johnny. LF
    Tex. 1B
    ARod. 3B
    Matsui. LF
    Jorge. C
    Cano. 2B
    Swisher RF
    Melky. CF

    Thanks

  31. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Sam

    Maybe you knew this in your sub-conscious mind

    The Angles are the subject of a legend about Pope Gregory I which apparently has roots in history. Gregory happened to see a group of Angle children from Deira for sale as slaves in the Roman market. Gregory inquired about their background. When told they were called “Anglii” (Angles), he replied with a Latin pun that translates well into English: “Bene, nam et angelicam habent faciem, et tales angelorum in caelis decet esse coheredes” (“It is well, for they have an angelic face, and such people ought to be co-heirs of the angels in heaven”). Supposedly, he thereafter resolved to convert their pagan homeland to Christianity.[3]

  32. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:03 pm
    Erin
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:01 pm
    Erica-are we doing another Muppet list today?

    ****

    Muppet songs the Yankees could use as walk up songs?? LOL

    ************
    Ha Ha! OK, let’s think who could use “Rainbow Connection”? :)

  33. Blackaccord October 16th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    Neil,
    he has been blogging/tweeting about these empty seats for 2-3 days now.. but surprisingly hasn’t spoken anything about bad weather being one of the reasons..

  34. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Erica

    No walkoffs
    One walkoff HR
    One postseason walkoff
    He beat boston in 15
    “in Japan they wouldn’t do this”
    July 4th pride
    Runners in Stranded Position
    Salute your Creatures
    Clutchbrera Chicycle

  35. upstate kate October 16th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    Erica
    “A” line up for sure
    SS the Captain
    LF Erica’s PBF
    1B Tex
    3B Al
    DH Sui
    C Posada
    2B Cano
    RF Swishy
    CF Melky
    thanks

  36. Blackaccord October 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    GGBG and Hairston in ‘A’ lineup.. No way.. If I had them in the lineup, SJ44 will be here in a minute and I would get a 10 minute lecture on that subject again..:)

    i was tired to type.. now can i can Ctrl+C and Ctrl+V

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

  37. Stevie October 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    Yankees in 3!

  38. ePic October 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Cabrera RF
    Gardner CF

  39. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Stevie
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:09 pm
    Yankees in 3!

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

    That would be something. :)

  40. CK in LA October 16th, 2009 at 3:12 pm

    Are Josh & Chad really two different people!! Look at the pix …. separated at birth. ;-)

  41. John October 16th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    SS Jeter
    LF Damon
    1B Texieira
    3B A-Rod
    DH Matsui
    C Posada
    2B Cano
    RF Swisher
    CF Cabrera

    What else? :-)

  42. upstate kate October 16th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Rebecca
    what is the July 4 pride reference?

  43. Gardner in CF October 16th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    Jeter 6
    Damon 7
    Teixeira 3
    Rodriguez 5
    Matsui DH
    Posada 2
    Cano 4
    Swisher 9
    Gardner 8

  44. Postseason Bunting October 16th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    If Gardner is supposed to get a “start or two”, it would be against a right-hander, which would be tonight or Game 3 (Weaver).

    I think they wait ’til California to give him a start.

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

  45. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 3:14 pm

    I’m so tired of everyone talking about the angels and their stupid running game and how agressive they are on the base paths. While i do respect the angels, we beat them 3 out of the last 4 times we played them. Am I missing something???

  46. Ken October 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    I’ve referred to them as the angles at least once today.

    Go Yankees.

  47. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:15 pm

    Rebecca-

    A little trivia in your line up. Interesting

  48. djphin October 16th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    anyone know if its true that you cant take umbrellas to the stadium? i did in the old stadium, but somebody told me you cant in the new one.

  49. Postseason Bunting October 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Henderson CF
    Jeter SS
    Mattingly 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Williams DH
    Winfield LF
    O’Neill RF
    Posada C
    Cano 2B

  50. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Erin
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Ha Ha! OK, let’s think who could use “Rainbow Connection”?

    ****

    Well, I was thinking Melky would be “I Love Trash”

  51. Gardner in CF October 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Angels are like fairies, right?

  52. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    The following items are prohibited and may not be brought onto the premises:

    * Bags larger than 16 x 16 x 8 inches, including backpacks, purses and small backpack purses

    * Briefcases, large backpacks, large purses and bags, coolers and hard-sided bags and containers

    * Glass, cans and unsealed plastic bottles

    * Laser pens

    * Video cameras

    * Laptop computers

    * Firearms or knives

    * Beach balls, blow horns and all other distracting noisemakers

    * Any other devices that may interfere with and/or distract any sports participant, other patron, audio or audio/visual telecast or recording of the game or any technology-related service provided in the Stadium
    ***
    Doesn’t say anything about umbrellas

  53. Ari October 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    For the love of god let’s play ball- I am dying for this series to start already!!!!!!

  54. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm
    Erin
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    Ha Ha! OK, let’s think who could use “Rainbow Connection”?

    ****

    Well, I was thinking Melky would be “I Love Trash”

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

    LOL. Perfect! Who was cookie monster? Swisher? “C is for Cookie” anyone?

  55. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    4 hours and 35 minutes until Game 1!!!

  56. djphin October 16th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Thanks Erica. Also found this on the Yankee website if anyone had the same question:

    Umbrellas

    Umbrellas are permitted in Yankee Stadium provided they do not interfere with other guests’ enjoyment of the game or event.

  57. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    upstate:

    Posada hit a walk off single on July 4th

  58. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Erin
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:21 pm

    LOL. Perfect! Who was cookie monster? Swisher? “C is for Cookie” anyone?

    ****

    Yes, Swisher as C is for Cookie is good enough for me :-)

    How about Jeter as Captain Vegetable. LOL

  59. Gardner in CF October 16th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    C is for CC

  60. Gardner in CF October 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    or CC could be “A Bear eats Bear Food”

  61. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    Rebecca

    It’s nice that our team had so many walkoffs that you were able to concoct that lineup

  62. Ed H. (Winner of Guess the Postseason Roster) October 16th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    Erica,

    I wish Gardner was starting today, but he won’t be. This is it:

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

  63. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    iiicollies
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    Rebecca

    It’s nice that our team had so many walkoffs that you were able to concoct that lineup

    ****

    Hello? What credit do I get for accurately translating it :-)

  64. Shawn October 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Arod 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Melky CF

    I think Damon is going to have a good game offensively tonight, looks like he has decent numbers against Lackey and I think he is ready to break out. Also, I think Tex is going to have a couple of RBI as well as some great defensive plays, and I think Arod is going to go 1-4 tonight, but with a homerun late in the game.

  65. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 16th, 2009 at 3:26 pm

    iiicollies the entire lineup that way would look like:

    No walk offs
    Just one walk off
    One walk off, but it was in the postseason!
    He beat Boston in 15 innings
    One walk off, but he wouldn’t get pied in Japan
    July 4th pride. Also, night my nephew was born pride.
    Saved his best for September
    Only one walk off, but that’s just b/c you can’t walk off on the road
    Walk off King

  66. Tom B October 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Pete’s article is so sad. you can tell it was killing him to cover the Yankee’s and secretly be in love with the RedSox.

    Some of the comments are funny though. 37000 available seats at Fenway tonight, get em while they’re hot!

  67. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Here’s who is in today’s Guess the Line Up so far:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist, Fran, Rebecca, Upstate Kate, Blackaccord, John, Postseason Bunting, Ed H (all the same)
    ePic
    Gardner in CF

    Submissions accepted until the earlier of 4:30 or it gets leaked online

  68. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    Erica-you just beat me with Captain Vegetable! LOL

    Gardner: “Run, Run, Everybody Run”

  69. Gardner in CF October 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm

    “Everyone Makes Mistakes” – Cano

  70. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Gardner in CF
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:24 pm
    or CC could be “A Bear eats Bear Food”

    **********
    Good one!

  71. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:29 pm

    Gardner in CF
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:28 pm
    “Everyone Makes Mistakes” – Cano

    ****
    Awwwww

    This is a little mean, but A-Rod “Which one of these is not like the other”

  72. DB October 16th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    Gardner in CF October 16th, 2009 at 3:18 pm

    Angels are like fairies, right?

    Hmm, when I think of fairies I think of wood nymphs and fire flies….

  73. Yankee48 October 16th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Hi, my name is Kristen, i’m a Long Islander and lifelong Yankee Fan.
    I’m going to be participating in the Damon Runyon Foundation 5k Run at Yankee Stadium on Sunday, November 15th. I have a website for donations and ways to join our team, The Cancer Bombers, as well as ways to make your own team or run individually. If you even have $5 to spare, everything helps.
    My mom and grandmother as well as two very good friends of mine are cancer survivors, this cause is very close to my heart.
    Thank you for your support Yankee Fans.
    Warmly,
    Kristen Driscoll
    http://www.drcrf.org/netcommunity/thecancerbombers

  74. Postseason Bunting October 16th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    Well, I have time to kill.

    Erica has racked up 26 of this thread’s first 71 posts, approx. one third.

    Either LoHud should start sending her advertising royalties or they should give her her own blog!

    Good stuff, as always, Erica. While I could give a hoot about the Muppets, always enjoy GTLU.

  75. bru October 16th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Postseason Bunting
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:04 pm
    This is going to be a dogfight.

    All. Week. Long.

    Don’t take tonight’s game too seriously – it’s only Game 1.

    ————————————————————

    yes but if cc wins game 1 it sets a nice tone & feeling not to mention less stress between games especially if tomorrow is rained out

    also if cc wins & pitches well we all feel good about him going 2 more times

  76. tom October 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    baseball should have cheerleaders like football.

  77. Mackenzie October 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Sam, I liked the job that you were doing replacing Pete, but throwing out ATLiens and the polar bear line, and I love it now.

  78. Bad Scooter October 16th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Just heard Gammons on with Mad Dog. Gammons is saying that Kevin Towers (Padres GM from 1995-2009)is going to come to NY and work for Cash. Nice move if true.

  79. Noreaster October 16th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    It’s go time! Is tonight the night GGBG gets a start in center?

  80. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Postseason Bunting
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:40 pm
    Well, I have time to kill.

    Erica has racked up 26 of this thread’s first 71 posts, approx. one third.

    Either LoHud should start sending her advertising royalties or they should give her her own blog!

    Good stuff, as always, Erica. While I could give a hoot about the Muppets, always enjoy GTLU.

    ****

    Ouch. The Muppets are really just lighthearted levity. Erin and I had muppet conversations before each of the ALDS games and they won all of them. I am all for doing what works.

    Everyone loves GTLU :-)

    I wasn’t aware I was posting too much. If people feel I am taking over the blog, I can try to tone things down. But I confess, I am rather bored at work and I really only post a lot on game threads.

  81. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    I wouldn’t take anything Pete Gammons has to say as fact. The only thing he ever had correct was Jim Rice making the HOF. Of course, he said that for 15 years.

  82. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Cashmoney on the wfan…

  83. Rob in Vt. October 16th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    ARod 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Melky CF

  84. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Kevin Towers to the NY Yankees would be a coup…Have Towers over see the Minor League system, hire Specialist type coaches to move throughout the levels and recommend additional coaches at all levels…..Towers coming to the Yanks would be excellent

  85. Noreaster October 16th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Erica, Your posts are perfect (well, most of the time)… Keep posting!

  86. MR.OCTOBER October 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I cant believe Chad is missing this game for a wedding. C’mon Chad I would miss my own wedding for October Yankee baseball!!!!

  87. LES Tom October 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    I was just in H&M on Fifth Avenue and Juan Rivera was in there buying clothes for his girlfriend/wife (cute by the way). Does this mean his mind is distracted or that he’s so laid back and will prob drive in a bunch of runs today?

  88. bru October 16th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    gardner wont start tonight

    melky has done well against lackey

    maybe tomorrow unless melky does well

  89. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    4 hours and 4 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!!

  90. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Erica

    You have a fan club!!!

  91. Ken October 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    There are a ton of tickets still available on Ticketmaster if anyone wants to go last minute.

  92. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 16th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    +1 for ATLiens !

  93. betsy October 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Shoot, I missed most of Cash – did I miss anything?

  94. Jeter's Edge - New Guys, we need registered names and an edit button! October 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    weather.com has partly cloudy skies from 7 to 10 with a 10% chance of rain and 44 degrees so thats’ not too bad at all. If they could push the start earlier that would be great. If not, weather.com keeps pushing back the when the 60% chance of rain is going to start so my guess is by game time it will not be raining and it will start after midnight.

  95. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    iiicollies
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:53 pm
    Erica

    You have a fan club!!!

    ****

    Awesome. I always thought I deserved one :-)

    Seriously, though thank you guys (that includes you- Noreaster)

  96. Dave October 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Already Chad is being ball & chained ? Poor Guy !!

  97. Jeter's Edge - New Guys, we need registered names and an edit button! October 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    “Temps in the 30s”

    Again, can weather.com be that wrong? It is saying that it is in the 40′s in the Bronx. NY. How could it be ten degrees cooler at Yankee Stadium?

  98. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Erica, Keep on posting Dear

  99. betsy October 16th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Bad Scooter, was that Gammons’ opinion or did he say that was going to happen?

  100. upstate kate October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Erica
    Muppets and GTLU are much more entertaining than the previous post, keep up the good work :)

  101. Gardner in CF October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    I’d like to see Al Leiter throw out a ceremonial first pitch this postseason… with his sock.

  102. betsy October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    wow, Bernie was almost traded for Larry Walker…….

  103. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    upstate kate
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    Erica
    Muppets and GTLU are much more entertaining than the previous post, keep up the good work

    ***********
    I second that! :)

  104. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    upstate kate
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    Erica
    Muppets and GTLU are much more entertaining than the previous post, keep up the good work
    ****

    I agree 100%. That last thread was icky. The mood had to get changed :-)

    Pat M- Thanks :grin:

  105. vin October 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Probably too late, but since the lineup isn’t posted yet:

    Jeter ss
    Damon lf
    Tex 1b
    Alex 3b
    Matsui dh
    Posada c
    Cano 2b
    Swish rf
    Melky cf

  106. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Gardner in CF
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    I’d like to see Al Leiter throw out a ceremonial first pitch this postseason… with his sock.

    *****

    Oooh- how about Paul O’Neill throwing out the first pitch in the platform cleats Lou Pinella made him wear when he was on the Reds

  107. Shawn October 16th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Keep up the posting Erica! I think a lot of us can say we are bored at work.

  108. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Vin-

    You are good. Line ups until the sooner of 4:30 or a leak :-)

  109. Erin October 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Gardner in CF
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    I’d like to see Al Leiter throw out a ceremonial first pitch this postseason… with his sock.

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

    LOL. That would be amusing.

  110. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Kevin Towers did an interview the other day and said that he would never work in a front office. He heard the Yankee Cashman rumor and he said it won’t happen. He said he is a GM and wants to be get another GM job.

  111. MR.OCTOBER October 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    LES TOM
    Those clothes that Juan Rivera had aren’t for his girlfriend they are for him!!!

  112. bru October 16th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    i love when francesa keeps talking about mo sawing mauers bat in half

    the other day he said mauer was standing there with half the bat

    cash said we were close to trading bernie & mo

    scarry

  113. bru October 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    betsy
    October 16th, 2009 at 3:57 pm
    wow, Bernie was almost traded for Larry Walker…….

    ———————————————————–

    i remember that

  114. vin October 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    “I cant believe Chad is missing this game for a wedding. C’mon Chad I would miss my own wedding for October Yankee baseball!!!!”

    I didn’t get to see the only game the Yanks won against Cleveland because I was getting married that day. I’m probably going to miss some great postseason games because of my anniversary. I really should’ve thought this through!

  115. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Wow I would love to see Pedro Martinez master the Dodgers.

    Temperature is 90 degrees.

    Talk about polar opposite weather!

    GO PHILS!

  116. LES Tom October 16th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    MR OCTOBER

    Seriously, they were both wearing a lot of bedazzled/bejeweled clothing. A refined taste, I presume!

  117. vin October 16th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    CC and AJ’s home theaters:

    http://www.electronichouse.com.....dium=email

    Pretty cool stuff…

  118. upstate kate October 16th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Pedro vs Padilla…wonder how many hit batters there will be, as this is the NL?

  119. Hokiehill October 16th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    This is a terrible time of year to get married…can’t get married during football season (college) and certainly not during football season and the MLB playoffs!

    This is why I got married in August..so my friends and the Hokie Bird could be there!

  120. Postseason Bunting October 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Erica – never meant any harm.

    I enjoy all your posts. You have a future in this I think…

    Now let’s play ball already!!!!

  121. betsy October 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    100 Pitches, he also said that he wouldn’t mind being a scout…..or something like that.

  122. vin October 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    “This is a terrible time of year to get married”

    Yeah, not to mention I had to watch the Red Sox march to the title on my honeymoon. Actually, I guess watching the games from the pool in Maui made it more bearable.

  123. Former Box 607 October 16th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    Is it just me, or have others sent an e-mail or IM to someone this week and accidentally referred to the Angels as the “Angles” because you were typing too fast?

    ————

    WABC regularly made that mistake on the eary morning crawls on the Saturday morning and Sunday morning news at the bottom of the screen when the Yankees played games on the west coast. My wife always catches spelling mistakes on TV and she sees that happen all the time.

  124. #9 October 16th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    “This is a terrible time of year to get married…”

    Anytime of the year is a terrible time to get married.

  125. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Girardi just said it’s the same lineup as usual.

  126. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Okay, anyone wanting to predict the NLCS has until 4:45. I am being generous because I got a late start on these. After that I will only take predictions on the Yankee series.

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/CLS.pdf

    If you want to be added, please put my name in the post so I don’t miss it.

  127. Hokiehill October 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    100 pitches, someone better tell him saying “same lineup as usual” will not qualify him for GTLU

  128. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Postseason Bunting
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:08 pm
    Erica – never meant any harm.

    I enjoy all your posts. You have a future in this I think…

    *****

    Aww- thanks. I didn’t think you meant any harm. I just worry sometimes that people think I am being overbearing. 99% of the time I think I am hilarious, but what I think is really funny could just be annoying to other people.

    3 hours and 43 minutes until Game 1!!!!

  129. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Hokiehill
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    100 pitches, someone better tell him saying “same lineup as usual” will not qualify him for GTLU

    ****

    LOL. Good call. His line up is invalid

  130. MR.OCTOBER October 16th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    VIN-
    If you dont see a Mr. October post in the next week please call the police. My girlfriend is going to kill me when she reads that post!!! Although its not guaranteed that she would show up if the Yanks are playing.

  131. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Woohoo…Pedro is pitching…Oh I forgot it isn’t ’99.

  132. MR.OCTOBER October 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    If its a Yanks Phils World Series I hope that “Who’s your daddy” chant comes alive again.

  133. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 16th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Lackey ain’t all that.
    Don’t be surprised when we sweep.

  134. KF October 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Erica,
    I’ve been out of town on business most of this week, I hope this lineup gets posted on time.

  135. Rob October 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    betsy

    wow, Bernie was almost traded for Larry Walker…….

    ——————-

    If Albert Belle didn’t back out of a deal with the Yanks during his last free agency run, Bernie would have been the CF for the Red Sox. How different that would have been…

  136. carlo October 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    I’m not shill for stubhub, in fact I am a season ticket holder in the bleacher, but for those of you who want to go tonight or tomorrow, check the ticket websites because stuff is going for way way less than what people were asking for earlier this week. Face value gets you in tonight. Just want to see hardcore fans like ourselves fillng the seats tonight. I’ll be in section 204.

  137. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Congratulations go out to today’s winners of postseason Guess the Line Up!!!!

    They are:
    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    Fran
    Rebecca
    Upstate Kate
    Blackaccord
    John
    Postseason Bunting
    Ed H
    Shawn
    Rob in VT
    vin

    We had 84.62% accuracy today in GTLU. Good job players

    Reminder- There will be no GTLU tomorrow because I am selfish and going away. There will be a game on Monday at 11am.

  138. KF October 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    I forgot to include the line up-
    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Matsui DH
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF

  139. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    MR.OCTOBER
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    If its a Yanks Phils World Series I hope that “Who’s your daddy” chant comes alive again.

    ****

    To this day when I hear “Time of the Season” by the Zombies I think of Pedro

  140. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    KF-

    I am sorry, it was already posted above when you posted :-(

  141. Chambliss October 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    That’s too bad about Ronan Tynan. His rendition of God Bless America is amazing.

    I hope that CC breaks a few bats tonight, including Figgins’ bat. Figgins, after going 0 for the series against Boston, will hit well against the Yankees for some unknown reason.

    The Yankees are ready to overcome this nemisis known as the Angels.

  142. KF October 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    That’s what I get for multi-tasking:-(

  143. MR.OCTOBER October 16th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    ERICA
    Me too!! What can I say I have to tip my cap and call the fan that started that chant my daddy.

  144. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 4 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 22 different winners. Here are the winners with 2 wins or more:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 3 wins- 10/7, 10/9, 10/16
    Upstate Kate – 3 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/16
    Blackaccord – 2 wins – 10/7, 10/16
    Doreen – 2 wins – 10/7, 10/11
    Ed H – 2 wins – 10/11, 10/16
    Fran- 2 wins – 10/11/09, 10/16
    Rob in VT – 2 wins -10/9, 10/16
    Vin – 2 wins – 10/9, 10/16

  145. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    KF
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    That’s what I get for multi-tasking:-(

    ***
    Sorry, 11am- 12:30 on Monday :-)

  146. tom October 16th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    where is the global warming when we need !?

  147. tom October 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    when we need it

  148. MR.OCTOBER October 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I remember the day I cut my hair like Mel Halls!! Good thing I came to my senses and cut it like Bernie Williams the next month!! I still take credit for inventing the “bowl cut” in my city. If only everyone knew that i copied Bernies cut!

  149. MR.OCTOBER October 16th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    I remember the day I cut my hair like Mel Halls!! Good thing I came to my senses and cut it like Bernie Williams the next month!! I still take credit for inventing the “bowl cut” in my city. If only everyone knew that i copied Bernies cut!

  150. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Ha ha!!!!!

    This is why I don’t get worried about weather forecasts… Weather.com is now predicting NO rain until 7 AM tomorrow.

    I’ll be enjoying the game 15 rows from the field for below face value.

    Anyone who wants to go… get on Stubhub.

  151. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    In the AFL, Austin Romine is 1-1, Colin Curtis is 0-1, and Brandon Laird is 1-2 with a strikeout and a 3 run homer. Laird is in a slump. His average has dropped from .818 to .769.

  152. carlo October 16th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Miggs is right. All the candyazzes in the field boxes don’t want to get chilly tonight. Stubhub, cheap!

  153. KF October 16th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I just turned on the YES network and Francesa is talking with Kim Jones, she comes across very well but I think Francesa loves to hear himself talk.

  154. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Chambliss
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    That’s too bad about Ronan Tynan. His rendition of God Bless America is amazing.

    I hope that CC breaks a few bats tonight, including Figgins’ bat. Figgins, after going 0 for the series against Boston, will hit well against the Yankees for some unknown reason.

    The Yankees are ready to overcome this nemisis known as the Angels.

    ————————————————————

    If NYY has the lead in the 9th inning, the players you have to have pity on are the Angels that have to bat against Mariano Rivera. Their hands will still be stinging tomorrow.

  155. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Well I’m taking a break from cooking chili and before I have to pop my CC cookies in the oven to add:

    Let’s Go Yankees! (Clap clap, clap clap clap!)

    To all who are braving the elements – May the happy thoughts of all of us at home keep you warm. Have a great time and BE LOUD!!

    Erica -

    My DVR is set up and I practice pre-programming and it worked.

    I have it set up to start on TBS at 7:30 and YES at 6:30 (Pre-game show?) I put the game time in for 7:30 to 11:30. Did I leave enough time? I figure I’ll watch the post game live until I get used to all this.

    I know I missed some fireworks today. Sometimes, I’m happy to sidestep. :(

  156. Joe October 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Doreen, the game is on FOX not TBS.

  157. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Blah Blah Angles Angles Blah Angles……

  158. Hitman23 October 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    New drinking game for tonight ….

    Drink for everytime FOX shows Kate Hudson sitting in the Legends Seat.

    Double Drink if Jay-Z is next to her

  159. William Buckner October 16th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    “My DVR is set up and I practice pre-programming and it worked.

    I have it set up to start on TBS at 7:30 and YES at 6:30 (Pre-game show?) I put the game time in for 7:30 to 11:30. Did I leave enough time? I figure I’ll watch the post game live until I get used to all this.”

    Game is on Fox not TBS :(

  160. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Doreen-

    One big mistake. the game is on Fox, not TBS!!!! Other than that, you did fine.

    However, if you are watching something and want to do things like pause, rewind etc you do not have to be recording the program to do it. As long as you do not change the channel, your DVR automatically records whatever you are watching

    Here is an example-

    If I am watching a movie from 10pm-12am on HBO, and at 11:30 I decide I want to go to sleep- all I have to do is hit record at 11:30 and it will automatically have recorded from 10pm until 12 as long as I never changed the channel

  161. KF October 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    GreenBeret7
    Especially when he pitches inside. Joba could be tough also if he gets his velocity up.

  162. daver October 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Doreen

    “My DVR is set up and I practice pre-programming and it worked.

    I have it set up to start on TBS at 7:30 and YES at 6:30 (Pre-game show?) I put the game time in for 7:30 to 11:30.”

    The ALCS is on FOX…not TBS!!!!

  163. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:41 pm
    Blah Blah Angles Angles Blah Angles……

    ****

    I am 100% certain the Yankees will defeat the stupid Angles with their giant protractors :-)

  164. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Hitman I think anytime Kate Hudson is on-screen there should be chugging throughout. A mention of her name should provide one drink.

    Also, any time a reference is made to the Angels being “fundamentally sound” or “gritty” or “pesky” or “playing little ball”, then you should drink.

  165. William Buckner October 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “New drinking game for tonight ….

    Drink for everytime FOX shows Kate Hudson sitting in the Legends Seat.

    Double Drink if Jay-Z is next to her”

    If you want a good baseball drinking game, one for everytime Fox shows a celebrity. Double if they are on a Fox show. Triple if they mention said show.

    Or on TBS, one for everytime Chip Carey says “fisted”.

    Either way, you’re loaded before the first pitching change.

  166. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    I just read that the Angels offered Abreu a two year extension, 8mil each year and he turned it down. I’m surprised that they would offer a contract extension to a player during the playoffs. Bobby is probably going to wait to see if this year’s FA market will be kinder to him than last year’s.

  167. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Hitman I think anytime Kate Hudson is on-screen there should be chugging throughout. A mention of her name should provide one drink.

    Also, any time a reference is made to the Angels being “fundamentally sound” or “gritty” or “pesky” or “playing little ball”, then you should drink.

    ****

    What about the term “short right porch” :-)

  168. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I had Francesa on for about 45 seconds today. He was talking to Tim McCarver. First McCarver disparaged all the Yankees outfield arms, including Melky. Then Francesa went on to list all the ways for the Angels to score and the “only” way for the Yankees (HR). Yes, the Yankees hit A LOT of homeruns, but did he actually watch any games this season? Sigh. Needless to say, I shut him off. It was an accidental tune-in anyway. :)

  169. S.A.--Now the real fun begins October 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Getting those butterflies.
    Go Yankees!

  170. Hitman23 October 16th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Awesome suggestions for drinking games.

    Chugging is in effect for rain delays !

    I’m getting psyched for this game .

  171. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    daver – Are you sure? I guess I better change that then, huh? Sigh.

  172. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “I am 100% certain the Yankees will defeat the stupid Angles with their giant protractors”

    You are right, only the obtuse can’t see it.

  173. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    “I am 100% certain the Yankees will defeat the stupid Angles with their giant protractors”

    You are right, only the obtuse can’t see it.

    *****

    Obtuse angles are so arrogant with their wide mouths. I like the acute ones so much better

  174. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    “I had Francesa on for about 45 seconds today. He was talking to Tim McCarver. First McCarver disparaged all the Yankees outfield arms, including Melky. Then Francesa went on to list all the ways for the Angels to score and the “only” way for the Yankees (HR). ”

    People keep telling me that this guy is a Yankees fan and I simply don’t believe it. He may have been one in the past, but he certainly isn’t one now.

  175. Jim October 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    What are the chances that this game gets rained out?

  176. Azaz October 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    wow stubhub has some cheap tickets right now…debating right now only 10% chance of rain

  177. KF October 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Laura,
    He certainly seemed a Yankee fan when contrasted with Russo, but now his true colors are showing.

  178. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Why did the line up suddenly go TBA?

  179. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Jim
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:53 pm
    What are the chances that this game gets rained out?

    ***

    With the report for tomorrow looking even worse, I would say it would need t start typhooning for there to be a postponement

  180. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 16th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Short right porch is a good suggestion for a drinking stipulation. I would add any time Buck or McCarver sing the praises of Derek Jeter for his intangibles, leadership, doing the little things, etc., you should chug during the duration of their Jeter-worshipping.

    Any time the Yankees’ payroll or player salaries are mentioned you drink.

  181. YankeeRay October 16th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Jeter ss
    Dimaggio cf
    Gehrig 1b
    Ruth dh
    Mantle lf
    Arod 3b
    Jackson rf
    Yogi c
    Cano 2b

    Whitey p

  182. Jim October 16th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Good to hear. Thanks, Erica. Us Yankee fans in Colorado don’t have the view of that beautiful NY sky you have:)

  183. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Andrew-

    My body cannot handle this drinking game with you. I am sorry, but count me out. I am hungover just thinking about it. LOL

  184. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Leaving work now folks… catch you all in a while.

    2 hours and 58 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!!!!!!

  185. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Thanks, daver. I changed my DVR and I also set it up to try and get the post-game. I set it from 11:30 to 1 am. I hope that does it. So new to this. :)

    Laura -

    I almost hope the Yankees hit a ton of HRs and sweep the series, scoring only via the HR. What, will it not count!?!?!

  186. bru October 16th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    standard lineup

  187. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    “I almost hope the Yankees hit a ton of HRs and sweep the series, scoring only via the HR. What, will it not count!?!?!”

    I know. It doesn’t matter HOW the men crossed the plate. What matters is that they did!!

  188. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Ryan Howard just struck first blow

    Maybe we won’t see Joe and Manny?

  189. MaineYankee October 16th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Doreen

    When comparing how the two teams score he fails to mention is that to a degree that is how these teams are built.

    Angels built more on speed. Yankees more on power.

  190. bru October 16th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    howard with a hr 1-0 phillies

  191. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    “Maybe we won’t see Joe and Manny?”

    That’s my hope. I want no part of that media circus.

  192. Postseason Bunting October 16th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Re: the weather…

    Based on the below (Bronx. NY, from Intellicast), they get tonight’s in. Tomorrow becomes a wait-and-see, as the next 24 hours could change things.

    Man, I would not want to stand in against either guy and take one off the handle in these conditions.

    Both guys should be pounding inside all night.

    Details for Friday, October 16
    Considerable cloudiness with occasional rain showers. Cold. High 44F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 50%. Friday night: Overcast with rain showers at times. Low around 40F. Winds NE at 10 to 15 mph. Chance of rain 60%.

    Details for Saturday, October 17
    Showers early, becoming a steady rain later in the day. High 46F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph. Chance of rain 70%. Rainfall around a quarter of an inch. Saturday night: Rain likely. Low 43F. Winds NNE at 10 to 20 mph.

  193. pat October 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Doreen

    FYI-
    My TV says YES pregame goes on at 6pm and FOX coverage is starting at 7pm with a 1/2 hour local show before they go to the national show.

  194. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Laura -

    So glad someone else shares my lack of desire to face the other LA team.

  195. bru October 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    i would rather play the dodgers

    they are not as good as the phillies

    if they go down 2-0 with lee next

    look out

  196. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Chambliss said: “That’s too bad about Ronan Tynan. His rendition of God Bless America is amazing.”

    It is.

    Hopefully, the guys who’ve been raking him over coals don’t show up here to do it so I can enjoy the game.

    The team may be better than it’s ever been, but the Yankee organization has lost something ever since George’s aura faded away.

    Can’t believe it was snowing last night.

  197. MaineYankee October 16th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    If Padilla is still pitching next time Howard bats what’s the chance he hits him?

  198. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Now I know how I got mixed up. The NLCS is on TBS.

  199. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    “i would rather play the dodgers

    they are not as good as the phillies”

    Both teams have issues with their pitching. Dodgers: starters
    Phillies: pen

  200. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Laura..

    Know how you feel, although people like me usually hope for a competitive series which is more conducive to business.

    And as long as I have a stake in their success, a part of me will still hope that the Angels put up some fight – though they’ll hopefully lose in the end.

    The fan in me has weakened these past few years.

  201. eric October 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    sweep!

  202. betsy October 16th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    KF, what did Kim say?

    Sam, it’s true about AJ – he always makes the point that he’s just not the guy his tattoos make people think he is. I’m sure he doesn’t just sit at his locker like a dummy, though, lol……I won’t be able to listen to the audio later. Anything interesting said? Thanks again for your hard work…and Chad and Josh. You guys just haven’t missed a beat.

  203. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “So glad someone else shares my lack of desire to face the other LA team.”

    Don’t get me wrong; I would have loved to have given LAD a beat down. However, it would be more trouble than it was worth.

  204. betsy October 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    I doubt Mike watches the games – he probably stays up to watch the Angels play, though. Seriously, if he thinks this team is overly reliant on the HR, then he’s beyond help.

  205. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Laura said :

    “People keep telling me that this guy is a Yankees fan and I simply don’t believe it.”

    Francessa is a media personality and they usually treat other media personalities with more deference.

    Pay it no mind. Certainly, he would be more adversarial with a faceless fan but you have to be a Yankee fan even if only for a financial stake in the organization…until you leave it.

    Believe me, I know.

  206. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Laura -

    That’s exactly how I feel. I just don’t have the energy to deal with all the extraneous topics. No desire to go over the resignation/firing/whatever, the book, the Manny as a Yankee killer stuff. It’s too long a season and we’ve gone through too much already! :)

  207. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    If PHI goes up 2 games to none, it’s not a guaranteed sweep. PHI went through a stretch during the regular season where they couldn’t buy a win at home.

  208. bru October 16th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    the dodgers starting pitching is not as good neither is their lineup

    the phillies have an al lineup & 3 good pitchers

    hamels
    lee
    happ

    the bullpen is getting it done just enough

  209. pat October 16th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    It’s 46 at the Stadium right now, real feel 41 and getting colder. CC and Lackey could have problems with dry, slick ball.
    41 minutes ago from TweetDeck

    Getting hit with a 90+ fastball in 40 degree weather. Double ouch!

  210. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    betsy,

    This team is more reliant on the homerun than most as a proportion of their offense.

    They’re average when it comes to scoring runs any other way.

    I’m sure many a Yankee fan screamed at the television screen and computer monitors when the Yankees – more often than not – failed to hit with men in scoring position and left an army of men on the bases.

    You can’t tell me that you instinctively don’t know that the Yankees are mediocre when it comes to manufacturing runs.

  211. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    “the bullpen is getting it done just enough”

    For now. Somehow, I don’t think they’d be as lucky against us.

  212. Jim October 16th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    You all realize that the Yankees are playing the Angels, right? Let’s win this series first, then worry about the LAD or the Phillies.

  213. bru October 16th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    i cant believe people fear the dodgers more than the phillies

  214. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    One thing though, the weather looks gorgeous out on the west coast.

  215. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 16th, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    “I am 100% certain the Yankees will defeat the stupid Angles with their giant protractors”

    You are right, only the obtuse can’t see it.

    *****

    Obtuse angles are so arrogant with their wide mouths. I like the acute ones so much better

    ————————————————————

    I wouldn’t mind a cute little angle myself….say like Emmanuelle Beart (Date With An Angle, 1987).

  216. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Jim,

    Oh, I don’t know…I’m cheering the Dodgers as we speak, nothing would make me happier than to see Joe Torre return to Yankee Stadium to the utter consternation of the Yankee Front Office (no matter what those conceited pretenders say in public).

  217. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    “You all realize that the Yankees are playing the Angels, right?”

    Really? I thought we were still playing MIN. Thanks for the info. :P

  218. KF October 16th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Betsy,
    Kim spoke about some of the players and and was pretty articulate on why she thought the Yankees would prevail in this series. She thought it would go 6 games and Mike was surprised thinking 7.

  219. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    To put it plainly, Jim:

    The Yankee organization fears Joe Torre winning the Series like the plague.

    I can’t tell you how embarrassed they’d be if it happens.

    Just watching them squirm in the run-up to that possibility makes my day.

  220. Doreen October 16th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Did Pedro start this game for the Phillies?

  221. DB October 16th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Now it all makes sense, Terry #1 is not a Yankees fan. The same man who finds it appalling the Yankees didn’t want Ronan Tynan singing tonight. LMFAO

  222. pat October 16th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    :shock: Seeing Posada with over his head high kicks on YES.

    He could be a Rockette if this baseball thing doesn’t work out for him.

  223. Laura October 16th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    “Just watching them squirm in the run-up to that possibility makes my day.”

    Terry, you sound like one of those fans who think that Torre got a raw deal. I don’t agree. His performance towards the end was subpar. He was lucky that they even invited him back at all. He probably should have been canned after 2004 (I’m told something horrible happened that season, but my mind has blocked it out). I won’t even comment about the book.

  224. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    I do find it amusing that Manny has popped out twice facing his old comrade Pedro

  225. pat October 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    TylerKepner Guess Jeter’s loose: he was just practicing left-handed bunting during BP.
    28 minutes ago from web

  226. Jerry Seinfeld October 16th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    I will not be going to the game tonight.

    Apparently somebody opened their big mouth and told the Yankees that I was making out during “Schindler’s List”

  227. upstate kate October 16th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I liked Torre and was upset at the way he was treated, but hey, that ship has sailed. Girardi is doing a great job w/ this team.

  228. JoeMama October 16th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Is Pedro really pitching a 2 hit shutout?

  229. mick October 16th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    I can just picture Terry 1 composing his/her great masterpiece for our reading pleasure.

    Freedom of speech, right on brother/sister.

    Why is this night different than any other night, Terry?

    Why do you bless us tonight?

  230. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 16th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Ayayay, weather, shut up and play along.

  231. mick October 16th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Has Terry been banned?

  232. mick October 16th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Lookit how Pedro is standing the Dodgers on their heads.

    Would love to face him again.

  233. betsy October 16th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    KF, thanks! Hopefully by the time I get home, WFAN will have Kim’s interview posted

  234. mick October 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    These Dodgers are so tentative against Pedro.

    Phillies are much looser and experienced, which is why they will win.

  235. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    With the temperature hovering around 95 atDodger Stadium, you’d think the baseball would be sailing out of the park all day……Just the Howard dinger

  236. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Terry #1

    Don’t get your hopes up about the Dodgers in the World Series.

    Torre has a nice recent history over the past 5 years or so of blowing it in the playoffs.

    BTW, regarding the Dodgers, it absolutely perplexes me how that team is as good as it is with that pitching staff. Vicente Padilla in Game 2 of the ALCS???????????????!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I realize he is doing well right now, but come on…Vicente Padilla?!

  237. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    anyone find it hilarious that PeteAbe is covering the Yankee game for the Boston Globe?

    The choas in boston ought to provide plenty of Red Sox news to banter about…

  238. DaveF October 16th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Trish,

    If you are still taking guesses:

    Yankees in 6, Phillies in 6.

    Thanks,

  239. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Love him or hate him, you have to hand it to Pedro, throttling the Dodgers through 6 innings in the NLCS. Lots of folks laughed when the Phillies picked him up, but it’s worked out pretty well so far.

  240. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I don’t know why everyone is in an uproar over Tynan when the alternative is a scratchy recording of a known racist:

    Kate Smith’s …

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T....._Were_Born

  241. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Nick,

    I thought Pedro was a nice low risk move for the Phils.

    Made me kinda wonder why the Yankees weren’t considering it given their own woes at the time he signed.

  242. Jerry Seinfeld October 16th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    So many good deals on stubhub right now.

    Not feeling it though. I think I’m too old to be dealing with this weather.

  243. bru October 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    pedro is going to get a decent contract

  244. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Jerkface,

    Great point…that recording they play is AWFUL…I am SOOOO tired of that.

    Why don’t they play something like Ray Charles’s version of America?

  245. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Jerry…you’re in the prime of your youth! See if Newman will go…you can snuggle with him.

  246. mick October 16th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    East coast WS in 09.

    The LAid back Dodgers, are their fans leaving yet, it’s the 6th inning right, have been lulled to sleep by their Master,Pedro.

    Why no agita on the west coast? They lead the good life. More important things on their minds, I guess. Or nothing.

  247. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    DB,

    I’ve been a Yankee fan probably a lot longer than you’ve been alive.

    But the behavior of this organization is a different kind of disgrace than the George’s constant tiffs with his employees.

    George was/is more than an owner; he was/is the Yankees greatest fan.

    His sons, however, are empty shells when it comes to passion for the Yankees. Everybody in the business world knows about it.

    Granted, nobody expected either one to measure up to their father, but it just goes to show you having an inheritance isn’t the same as being worthy of that money.

    Hank – all-too-often tries to imitate media-myths about his father, seemingly unaware that his father was shrewder and more cunning than the empty-headed reporters he was stringing along.

    Hal tries to act interested in the team by doing the chores but it’s clear that his initial enthusiasm has waned. It’s business, not passion.

    Both are competent to a degree, but neither – nor both – can adequately drive a behemoth like the Yankees – neither scares the board room the way George did, and yes, that’s exceedingly important where the personality of a leader is what keeps the organization teogether.

    Hank tries to imitate that personality (and has gone into hiding), Hal tries to keep up with balance sheets and financial forcasts and computer models (and drives your ticket prices through the roof).

    Neither has demonstrated an ability to grow the fanbase and “generational” revenue; if anything, they’re doing long-term damage. Their only margin of error has come from their father’s legacy of success.

    We’re not talking about the Yankees success on the field or in these playoffs.

    We’re not even talking about the Yankees themselves.

    We’re talking about an icon of the entire sports world being “led” (or not led at all) by a cadre of light-weights).

    People like Cashmen have tried to fill the void, but there’s a question in MLB of whether he’s part of the problem or whether he’s enough.

    No amount of success in a single playoff season can fix the fundamental flaws. It does the Yankees no good to win the World Series if fewer and fewer dedicated fans care.

    That does not bode well for the Yankees or baseball.

    So when I say that even I (a lifetime Yankee fan) will teach another generation that baseball isn’t the greatest thing in the world, I know the business is in trouble – maybe not a year or two from now – but definitely when “America’s past-time” is regarded as just another sport next to soccer.

  248. Tunnel Man October 16th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Anyone think we shoulda signed Pedro or Padilla and given them a shot as our 4th starter?

    They were both big question marks, but it couldn’t hurt to try, certainly we gave two other big question marks a chance (meat-try and Gaudin) and they’re nothing to write home about.

  249. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    Mad Prince: it would have been incestuous for the Yanks to have signed Pedro.

  250. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Terry: Care to back up those statements?

  251. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Terry #1: Link?

  252. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    blowhard.

  253. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Terry,

    What are you even babbling about?!

    Baseball is doing just fine and is hardly as much of a joke as the NBA.

    Soccer is great, no doubt THE preeminent “global” sport, but in the United States, I’d argue that baseball is just as prominent as football. Some just like to get too invested in the whole “pastime” argument that is a waste of time.

    I like the product that Hal (not Hank) has put on the field and I tip my cap to Cashman and he regardless of whether they win the world series or not.

    Do you work for the Yankees?

    Just because Hank nor Hal is constantly talking to the media and badmouthing their own players for the sake of motivating them doesn’t mean that they don’t care.

    They’re investing in the team aren’t they?

  254. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    not worth responding to an antagonist, and you know who you are.

  255. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    The Dodgers are more of a joke organization within baseball than the Yankees ever were purported to be. The McCourt era.

  256. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Nick, you’re probably right, but still.

    Hey, after all, we signed Wade Boggs :)

  257. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    this is mannys last shot at pedro

  258. Blackaccord October 16th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    manny looks completely lost.. in the old days he wouldnt have swung at the pitch…

  259. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    pedro owns manny.

    phillies own dodgers.

    forget the dream matchup, we are playing the phillies.

  260. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    Mad Prince: I just think it would have been bad because the Yankees are Pedro’s daddy.

    As for Wade Boggs, we signed him for his equestrian skills. :)

  261. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    in the NL, Pedro is a master.

  262. Ken October 16th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Now its looking like were gonna face the Phillies instead of the Dodgers. I wanted Torree back in the Bronx but the Phillies scare me. I think the Yanks could take care of business easier against the Dodgers.

  263. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    And what you are watching in LA is the essence of championship baseball and the very reason that you need to be a lot more cognizant of the comfort of your pitcher as opposed to worrying about one bat in an otherwise potent lineup.

    Though I could never stand Pedro Martinez when he played for the Suxers, I have always respected him as one of the very best pitchers in the game. I am so happy to see the game he is pitching today. The guy is truly a master of the craft.

  264. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    The Mad Prince in Pinstripes,

    Can’t help it Mad Prince, I like the old-guard players and leadership.

    Nothing against the new-guard; Jeter’s a captain who’s a fine example to emulate. He doesn’t provide the leadership of a Tino Martinez or a Paul O’neill, but Jeter’s always been one to wear the leadership mantle rather than command it.

    And the character of this team seems not require it. Again, my issue is with the team in the Luxury suites and Party facilities, not the team on the field.

  265. Tunnel Man October 16th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Blackaccord October 16th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    manny looks completely lost.. in the old days he wouldnt have swung at the pitch…
    ======================================================

    I have to think manny has been hurt not only because of the crack down on steroids but also the crack down on dexedrine/aderall type drugs. The down side is that stuff is really addictive and dangerous, the upside is it improves concentration for a short period of time (4 to 8 hrs).

  266. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    phillies are gamers. if we can handle their lefties,we should be fine. we are pedro’s daddy.

  267. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    If Saturday’s game is called, it won’t affect CC and potentially starting in a Game 4, as the make-up date would be Sunday. It will have a big effect on players for both teams, as Monday’s game is scheduled for 1PM PT. That would mean players would get, what, 4-6 hours after their planes landed to sleep before getting to the ballpark. Even Bud must see the insanity in that.

    In the event of a Sunday make up game, I would hope the game would be delayed until Monday at 4PM PT, 7 PM NY time.

    Or is that too logical?

    One thing for tonight – I might think CC would pound fastballs in on the fists. I can’t imagine hitting a FB on the fists would feel too good for the hitters. Ditto Lackey.

  268. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Joe fr LI

    why is cc in game 4 a neccesity? That would mean Aj in game 5 on road. depending on the circumstances why not cc game 5.
    Aj at home not road game 6 and andy game 7. seems like a panic move and certainly not worthy of declaring right now, which girardi has not btw.

  269. DB October 16th, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Jerkface,

    Great point…that recording they play is AWFUL…I am SOOOO tired of that.

    Why don’t they play something like Ray Charles’s version of America?

    That, is a great idea. I actually change the channel when Kate Smith comes on. I thought Ronan’s was a little over the top, which is probably why they only break him out for big games. Even a taped one of him is too over the top.

    @Terry #1, anyone who roots for another team to win to face the Yankees to win, is NOT a Yankees fan in my book. More like a Yankees hater. Check the mirror my friend. This blog is usually a happy place. It frowns on cynical, pessimistic old badgers who wish things were the way they were.

  270. Betsy October 16th, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    I don’t know what’s gotten into Pedro, but man he’s been good. This is thinking too far ahead, but if the Yankees get to the WS and face the Phillies – I’m not sure we’re the better team. I think the Phillies’ offense is stronger, maybe by a little, but still……..and we lost 2/3 (could have been swept) before they had Lee or Pedro.

  271. halohater October 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    is it me or has the media turned our New York Yankees into the underdogs of this series? No doubt LA is a good team and aren’t going to go as easily as the twins, but so much talk about if the Yanks can pull this one off. I guess I was under the impression that the Yanks had the best record in baseball

  272. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    is that you betsy, are you the real Betsy or betsy?

  273. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    “…we lost 2/3 (could have been swept) before they had Lee or Pedro.”

    We also went 0-8 vs. the Red Sox. That worked out ok.

  274. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Anyone know whether anyone on the Phils has been outed as a juicer? I play this little game with myself called baseball karma and I was convinced the Sux would go down based on Ortiz karma. I think Maglio Ordonez and Kenny Rogers “helped” the Tigers (Rogers with his pinetar antics). I think the Yankees paid and paid and paid based on Clemens, Arod, Pettitte, Giambi, etc. karma (Yanks win the 2003 ALCS with the help of 2 Giambi homers and go down in 2004…) so I think they are now off the hook. JMO. With the Dodgers I think of Manny karma.

    I can’t think of any Angels or Phils who were in the Mitchell Report, though maybe I am just misremembering.

    Of course there could be many players who were never mentioned but who used anyway.

    Again, just my little fun thing to fool around with.

  275. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I don’t know what’s gotten into Pedro, but man he’s been good. This is thinking too far ahead, but if the Yankees get to the WS and face the Phillies – I’m not sure we’re the better team. I think the Phillies’ offense is stronger, maybe by a little, but still……..and we lost 2/3 (could have been swept) before they had Lee or Pedro.

    Hamels is no good. Blanton sucks. Happ is babip dependent. Yea Pedro beat a NL lineup. Lee is legit good but can be got.

    The lineup features 4 batters under 110 OPS+, 2 under 90. The yankees lineup has 8 over 120 and 1 at 100 (melky)

    Their bullpen is terrible.

    Our bullpen owns.

    We are the better team vs every team in the playoffs *right now*

  276. joeman October 16th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    I’m saying this is where it will happen, the Yanks OF D will cost them a series…mark it down !!!!!!!!

  277. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Bets, I do think the Yankees are the better team. Our pitching isn’t exactly chopped liver and I bet if I went back and checked I’d find that we’ve beaten Cliff Lee in the past. The guy is awesome but this is the NL you’re talking. Look at what he was doing with the Rangers this year.

    JMO.

  278. halohater October 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    trisha –

    ryan howard must have juiced his nose… its the biggest in sports

  279. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Terry,

    I just can’t grasp ahold of that comment on Jeter’s leadership…I’m not saying he breeds it all by himself, but that guy commands respect and hard work through his example. Can’t ask for more from your Captain.

    I love Paulie and Tino just as much as the next Yankee but when its all said and done, they’re careers as Yankees will not be even marginally comparable to Jeter.

    Mind you, Paul O’Neill is my favorite Yankee of the past 15 years (post Donnie Ballgame).

  280. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    I meant look what he was doing with the Tribe.

    :)

    He had some really awful games.

  281. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    there is so little dialogue in here, maybe i’m expecting too much, mostly unintelligent bickering. lots of pontificating, which i know i am guilty of, but mostly in the name of conversation.

  282. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    The only thing that you worry about the Phillies is their offense. And Lee- he’s been good again against the Yankees.

  283. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Is it me or do the TBS broadcasters seem to come to life when anything goes well for the Dodgers?

  284. Betsy October 16th, 2009 at 6:29 pm

    Mick, why ask that question? It’s me…………I never said the Yankees aren’t very good – I have a lot of confidence in them. However, not respecting the Phillies is foolish (not saying that you don’t). You could easily make the case that the Phillies are better than anyone…you could make the case the Yankees are as well. The Phillies have real pitching now….

  285. Tunnel Man October 16th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Betsy,

    I wouldn’t use the Yanks-philly series as a barometer only because it was in May, only two weeks after ARod came back and Posada missed all three games.

    The Yanks are a much, much better team today, then they were back then. That said, the phillies are a dangerous team.

  286. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    wow, Chan Ho Park…Phillies are screwed if that’s their setup man.

  287. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    Lee has a 5 era vs the yankees in his career. He needs his control to be exact to get the yankees. They make him work. The deepest he has ever gone is 7 IP

  288. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Oh my God.

    Games are lost on plays like that.

  289. Villiam October 16th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    We lost to the Tigers in 2006 because of Rain.

    I hope we don’t lose this series because of Rain again.

  290. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Jerkface thanks for the stat on Lee v. the Yanks.

  291. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    betsy, no problem, i just saw betsy with a capital B and betsy with a lower case b, wondered if both were really you.

  292. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    mick – you’re right, nothing is written in stone. However, I go on the theory that in a playoff series, you go with your best. CC is the Yankees’ best starter. I would want to get him the ball as often as possible.

  293. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    does anyone know how many pitches pedro threw?

  294. Betsy October 16th, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Jerkface, we’ve had a hard time against Lee this year (the last start, we got to him a bit early and then he settled down – he did not pitch badly). We also lost to Happ…..I don’t remember what we did to Blanton. Pedro ? Ok, I understand that he’d be questionable facing a strong AL team.

    I guess I’m just not all that enamored of our SP aside from CC…….I think it’s good, don’t get me wrong, but I don’t think it’s anything special. In any case, we may not even get to the WS and we may not even face the Phillies, so it’s moot, I suppose.

    Trish, FYI – I’m not being negative. The Yankees could definitely beat them – I’m not saying they couldn’t. I respect the heck out of our team.

  295. bru October 16th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    dont look past the angels

    a lot of hearts will be broken if we lose

    just keep open the possibility

    either way it is a great year with a lot of promise next year

  296. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Nick, Boggs’s equestrian skills are legendary. You are absolutely right, that was the x-factor in the Yankees signing him.

  297. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    Joe LI

    I wonder why nobody has mentioned the possibility of AJ pitching a game 5 on the road, that’s all. Just a little foresight.

  298. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 6:36 pm

    “The Phillies have real pitching now….”

    Who?

    Hamels has been bad this year and has continued it in the playoffs.
    Lee is good but not exactly Halladay.
    Blanton? lol
    Pedro? If only it was 1999…
    Their pen is awful. And their closer is a mental mess. They have an awesome lineup but their pitching leaves a lot to be desired.

  299. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Villiam, rain, a little pinetar on the balls thrown by Kenny Rogers, Joe Torre using Matsui and Sheffield in the postseason when they had been out most of the season, and Arod batting 8th in the lineup.

    I think we could have dealt with the rain part of it.

  300. Betsy October 16th, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    Mick, understood – sorry for being defensive! That was me, I was just on another computer. I need to fix that, lol – the lower case “b” is bothering me.

  301. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    The Phillies are atrocious vs lefties.

    Ryan Howard is literally the best hitter in baseball against righties, but vs lefties he is pedro feliz.

    They kill righties.

    We would throw a power righty and 2 great lefties vs them in the WS.

    They have 1 legit pitcher, Lee.

    Lee’s career WHIP vs the yankees is near 2. Even this year.

  302. Betsy October 16th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Trevor, good point about Hamels………he sure has been up and down.

  303. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    I can’t believe the Phils are going to lose this game.

    Not that it was his fault but Chan Ho Park as your set up man,,that is 1 weak bullpen.

  304. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Wow, Utley just threw away a DP, letting Juan Pierre score to tie the game at 1-1 in the 8th. Big, big error. Amazing.

  305. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    bru,

    well put…one game at a time is the only thing the Yankees need to worry about.

    too often we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves.

    we can do it though.

  306. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Nice pivot by Utley………….

  307. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    “Trish, FYI – I’m not being negative. The Yankees could definitely beat them – I’m not saying they couldn’t. I respect the heck out of our team.”

    Bets, I think that you are smart to at least be asking the questions or to be looking at the other side of things. After all the Phils were last year’s WS champs and are in the postseason again. They are definitely a solid team.

    I just don’t think any NL team can beat the Yanks this year. That said, everyone needs to be playing his game for things to work!

    :)

  308. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    What a sad display. Dodgers fail to execute the sac bunt and the Phillies let them get get away with it. Booooo.

  309. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    The more I watch this NLCS the more I think the winner of the ALCS is the next WS Champion.

  310. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Is Chase Utley lazy and uncaring?

  311. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    mick, Chan Ho did a great job last night. I guess though he still has to favor his groin and that makes fielding a bit tougher. Of course Utley didn’t help him out at all!

    Come on Phils! Keep it at one!!!

  312. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Would have been interesting if Pedro pitched the 8th.

  313. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:44 pm

    does utley have a rep as a bad fielder?

  314. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    does utley have a rep as a bad fielder?

    Utley’s career UZR/150 at 2b is 14, he has had back to back 20 UZR years before he hurt his hip.

    He is the best second baseman in the league and one of the greatest of all time.

    No.

  315. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    the dodgers do have a much superior bullpen, much. and deep. who needs that craig sager, is he serious with those pink jackets. not funny.

  316. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    I would be a little bit more worried about the Dodgers. A Yankee Dodgers WS would be great but their pen is tremendous. I don’t see the Yankees with their late inning/s rallies- don’t seem them doing a whole lot of damage against Broxton and those guys.
    They would have to get to Kershaw Padilla Wolf.

  317. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    would anyone care to explain why ryan madson didn’t start the 8th and setup for Lidge?

    was this a bushleague move by Manuel?

  318. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    trevor

    by whatever means necessary.

  319. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    It’s very hard to get threw a playoffs series with a bad bullpen. In the regular seson you can get threw it, in the play offs you get exposed. Hopefully we see that with the Angels….

  320. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    would anyone care to explain why ryan madson didn’t start the 8th and setup for Lidge?

    was this a bushleague move by Manuel?

    Madson – 77 IP 73H 28ER 22BB 78K 7 HR 1.228 WHIP 3.55 SO/BB 3.23 FIP

    Ho Ho – 50 IP 43H 14ER 16BB 52K 0 HR 1.180 WHIP 3.25 SO/BB 2.2 FIP

  321. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    the pen is phillies weakness…if their hitters don’t bludgeon LA dodgers stand a chance.

  322. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Madson?? How about leaving Pedro in the game. What did he have like 90 pitches thrown? I have never seen a luckier team then the Dodgers. Holliday misses a fly ball and now a double play is thrown away

  323. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Mad Prince,

    I’ve worked for the Mariners, so, yes I’ve seen great organizations implode.

    Interestingly, though, the Mariners did not so much increase their fanbase as they traded their once-loyal fans for another.

    Believe me, Hal and Hank’s only investment in this team is that they’d be too ashamed to sell it. There’s a high degree of prestige with owning the Yankees that you and I can only imagine.

    Will the Yankees go the way of the Mariners?

    No, like the Mariners, they are trading in one fan-base for another. That will have a multitude of consequences just as it had consequences for the mariners.

    NOTE: I am not talking about any organization in isolation; what happens to the Mariners or the Yankees is intrinsically linked to how all of baseball and sports business is done.

    Soccer is a sport that has risen out from the cellar these past few years. And soccer is a direct competitor with baseball.

    There was a memo a in the sports world/business a while back: from high-school to fans of professional sports, people who played and were interested in soccer did not similarly play and become as interested in watching baseball.

    In other words: virtually direct competition. From the children in school to spectators in the seats, soccer and baseball are competing for each others’ fans.

    The theories for why are variant from the waning of the aura of “America’s past-time” (soccer’s advocates used to regard their sport as “anti-American” to explain the lack of interest) to the preference from certain quarters (which tend to be wealthier, internationalist, or liberal) that soccer was a more “sophisticated” game.

    The spreading belief that sports like baseball are “just another game” or “just another business” will be DEATH; just as it was death to the Mariners. Seattle has become far stronger financially because of its Japanese fanbase, but it has been stripped of its American fanbase – Safeco field is riddled with wealthy elites who come to the park for a business meeting, foreign toursists who came to watch Ichiro (they don’t come for the Mariners) and a sea of empty seats.

    The Mariners are only now waking up to see that the past decade has done very real damage to their fanbase.

    That is the nightmare that awaits the Yankees.

    This year’s baseball ticket sales are being sold to fewer average Americans and are more often in the possession of mostly disinterested elites (like the current crop of Yankee executives) and foriegn tourists who will NOT follow the Yankees when they go back to their own countries. They’ll go back to England and watch Manchester United.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....eestickets

    I have said my peace and will say no more.

    I even given you an article from the usually dumber-than-sh!t media who’ve stumbled on only a PART of this.

    I’m going to watch the game and cheer on my once-great team that I’m emotionally and financially invested in (if only for the moment).

    Go Yankees.

  324. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Watch out for Matt Kemp

  325. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Phillies pen is dreadful

  326. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Are you seriously sourcing that OTL article? The one where it is die hard yankee fans using the brokering to get tickets? There is a reason the tickets were used to make deals, because the sells/buyers wanted the tickets so they could go to the game.

  327. mick October 16th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    buh-bye!

  328. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    I have said my peace and will say no more.

    ——————-

    Thank the Good Lord.

  329. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Also the one that said families with 75,000 cannot afford to watch a baseball game, which is false.

  330. bru October 16th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    The Mad Prince in Pinstripes
    October 16th, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    bru,

    well put…one game at a time is the only thing the Yankees need to worry about.

    too often we’ve gotten ahead of ourselves.

    we can do it though.

    ———————————————————-

    i just had a rs fan visiting an hour ago & he said i hope you lose

    no offense

    he is in pain & said they need to rebuild

    he said poppi,tek,lowell,drew are done & nobody in the minors

    the pain of losing to the rs was like no other

    i am glad they are out & the proper order is restored but i cant watch these games

    they just drive me nuts

  331. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Drugs are still a very terrible problem within our country.

  332. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    TripleShort, do you want to give me your CLS picks? You are on the chart already.

    Let me know.

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/CLS.pdf

  333. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    Terry,

    Soccer overtaking baseball? We heard the same thing when Pele came here and then when the woman’s team won the Olympics. A sport that did not originate in a country can and never will become more popular than sports that did. Their is a reason why Hockey trails the big 3 by a huge margin

  334. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 16th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Terry…pretty tough sell to try to compare Mariner fans with Yankee fans…sorry dude, no comparison.

    Yankee fan base is going nowhere nor is baseball’s popularity.

    We’re in a recession and the Yankee ticket prices, while exorbitant now, will eventually come down to size.

  335. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Ack! Where is Erica?

    How are we supposed to know how many minutes until the game starts! I am lost. :-(

  336. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Terry – I understand your point of view, and it’s an interesting one. It’s certainly worthy than more than a comment on a blog. I think MLB should be spending a lot of time and money on studying this issue, and correcting it ASAP.

    But I don’t see that in the Yankees. Whenever I’ve gone to the Stadium this year (eight times now, and, hopefully, still counting), I’ve seen the vast majority of what I call “regular Yankee fans”, ie, men and women who are dressed in their well-worn Yankee gear, and cheer their hearts out in the stands. At least where I’ve walked and been sitting.

    Seattle may be different. I’m not doubting your observations.

    God bless Yankee fans.

  337. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    The yankees, in a recession, with high ticket prices, drew 4 million fans. Up double digit percentage from 2000

  338. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Trisha,

    How did I end up on the chart?

  339. mick October 16th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    game over

  340. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Phillies Bullpen=Atrocious
    Ethier walks 2-1 Dodgers lead

  341. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Triple if you are asking how you got there, you must have put a prediction down when I said I was doing the DS chart and I picked it up from there.

    If you’re asking how you did points-wise, http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/CLS.pdf

    By the way, I just threw up in my mouth. If Utley didn’t screw up that play etc. etc.

    Dammit.

  342. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    Well Manuel lost them that game. 87 pitches for a guy who had given up 2 hits and you take him out to bring in the worlds worst bullpen.

  343. mick October 16th, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    but they have lee in game 3…that’s why games 3 & 5 are the pivotal ones…and it’s scary to think of AJ going game 5 on the road, if tied.

    may be better if it’s cc, then aj and andy at home.

  344. Joba in the pen October 16th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Pedro pitched a great game, but I don’t like him because he hit too many Yankees on purpose. Jeter and Soriano in the same game. Just to name 1 instance.
    Utley is a good fielder, don’t know what happened to him.
    Manny isn’t hitting like Manny.

  345. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Charlie Manuel is the anti-Grady Little.

  346. mick October 16th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    the ultimate pivotal game is game 7 and who else better than andy pettitte?

  347. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Manny karma. Good going.

  348. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    Utley has a ways to go to be one of the best 2nd basemen of all time. Like about 5 more years.

  349. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Trisha,

    Weird I don’t remember making a prediction but here goes.

    Yanks in 6
    as much as it pains me to say it. Dodgers in 7

  350. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    I know a Yankee fan who got tivo as soon as it came out, and that was a while ago, and he kept trying to talk the rest of us into getting it, saying we didn’t know what we were missing.

    I just got a DVR in August and boy was he right. Taping the Yankee pregame and watching the Dodgers game, with the ability to also be taping something else if I wanted to.

    Sweet.

  351. Mike R October 16th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “Kobe Bryant – what a phony. They just showed him on TV and he’s wearing a Dodgers cap. He grew up in Pennsylvania!”

    Haha – So did I and I’ve hated the Phillies for my entire life!! Kobe also said that before he moved to LA he was a Mets fan. He liked Darryl Strawberry.

  352. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Utley has a ways to go to be one of the best 2nd basemen of all time. Like about 5 more years.

    Utley Career: .295/.379/.523/.902

    161 HR’s in 7 seasons.

    Elite defense.

    Already has a world series ring.

    Should have an MVP.

    If he keeps it up he will be a sure fire HOFer and one of the best second basemen of all time.

  353. MikeM October 16th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    I bet its gonna be colder than a witches tit at the stadium tonight. lets go yanks!

  354. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Is the seven game split 2-3-2? If so, the Phils could go home and sweep.

  355. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    Kobe mostly grew up in Italy

  356. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Utley stole 23 bases this year without ever being caught.

    Utley is really really good

  357. boschee October 16th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    “Kobe Bryant – what a phony. They just showed him on TV and he’s wearing a Dodgers cap. He grew up in Pennsylvania!”

    You mean like every city outside of NY where there are always phonies in Yankees gear?

  358. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Nice job, Dodgers. Hope this one goes 7.

  359. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Dodgers handed a gift. May it be the last one they get.

  360. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Kobe is a phony because he roots for the Dodgers?

    Not only did he mostly grow up in Italy, he was drafted and started playing for the Lakers when he was 18 and has spent 12 seasons there.

  361. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Phillies GAVE that game away……………

  362. Yeah October 16th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Chutley alone cost them those two runs. If he’d charged that bunt and not thrown away the DP ball, this would be in the bottom of the ninth right now.

    Not that I care.

  363. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Tricia, What happens when Donnie Mattingly takes over the Dodgers in 2011 ???? Will you still be throwing up in your mouth ???

  364. Joba in the pen October 16th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Broxton is a good closer. Throws heat.

    Dodgers are too good to be swept 3 straight by the Phillies at home.

  365. Bman October 16th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    lol the bitter hatred for joe torre is appalling. pathetic too.

  366. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Jerkface
    October 16th, 2009 at 7:08 pm
    Utley has a ways to go to be one of the best 2nd basemen of all time. Like about 5 more years.

    Utley Career: .295/.379/.523/.902

    161 HR’s in 7 seasons.

    Elite defense.

    Already has a world series ring.

    Should have an MVP.

    If he keeps it up he will be a sure fire HOFer and one of the best second basemen of all time.

    ————————————————————

    The key word is IF. Being very, very good is not one of the best of all time. He’s about to be 31. He’s still got a long way to go to reach the status of “One of the best ever”.

  367. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    0 hours and 40 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!

    (I am on it DT :-))

  368. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    They should have never taken Pedro out. He was built to pitch in games like this, he lives for this stuff.

    All his experience and throwing a 2-hitter at only 87 pitches and you pull him?

    After letting his throw 130+ pitches in a meaningless regular season game against the Mets?

    Just awful. Manuel should be crucified for that move.

  369. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    The key word is IF. Being very, very good is not one of the best of all time. He’s about to be 31. He’s still got a long way to go to reach the status of “One of the best ever”.

    He is already one of the best if you look at say, a 5 year stretch of career. If being of the best ever includes longevity, then yea he has to play more, but right now he is really really really goodd.

    he is a complete player.

    I get your point, but I think that Utley just doesnt get enough recognition with Howard and Rollins on the team. He owns.

  370. boschee October 16th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    “Chutley alone cost them those two runs. If he’d charged that bunt and not thrown away the DP ball, this would be in the bottom of the ninth right now.”

    Did you even watch that game? That bunt was not on Utley. It got past Park and Howard, Utley was covering first like he should have been. The DP throw however was awful.

  371. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    You can’t leave Pedro in
    You can’t take Pedro out

  372. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I’m sorry, but the stuff Terry was saying is the same things that were being said in eras past, especially during the years of integration. The prevailing thoughts at that time was that baseball would not survive, the fans would leave and those who came would not be of the type of fan the clubs want.

    Whenever someone claims to have been apart of an organization, even one like the Mariners my BS meter gets pegged.

  373. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    You can’t leave Pedro in
    You can’t take Pedro out

    Send him to the Null Zone

  374. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I can’t wait to see Mike Scioscia’s smug face after we smack them down

  375. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    October 16 has not been a good date historically for Pedro started games.

  376. Joba in the pen October 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    “Tricia, What happens when Donnie Mattingly takes over the Dodgers in 2011 ????”

    As long as the hated Torre is not there, Tricia will be okay with it.

  377. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Jerkface
    October 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    You can’t leave Pedro in
    You can’t take Pedro out

    Send him to the Null Zone

    ****

    Just don’t call him your daddy ;-)

  378. Jinx Jinx Jinx Jinx October 16th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Congratulations to the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim for winning their second American League Pennant (2002, 2009).

  379. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Pat M, it really shouldn’t be a concern of yours. In fact, it isn’t! As long as you go about your business rooting the way you want to and nobody rains on your parade, chill and enjoy the scenery. It would be sweet if you had the ability to offer the same in return but history tells me that if someone isn’t jigging your way, they’re forced to play 20 Questions.

    It’s a shame because last I looked you didn’t corner the market on getting everything right all the time. You want to love Joe? Go for it buddy! Just leave me alone in the process.

  380. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    0 hours and 40 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!
    (I am on it DT )

    thank goodness.
    I was afraid I’d be on the fifth episode of Family Guy on TBS and not know the game started….

  381. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Manuel was outmanaged?

  382. SD John October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I live in Minneapolis and have rooted for the yanks my entire life does that make me a phony?

  383. YankeeFan October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    im just thinking how much pie Aaron Boone would have gotten! :-)

  384. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    “As long as the hated Torre is not there, Tricia will be okay with it.”

    Thanks for answering for me!

  385. Vince October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Thin skinned Pete is getting poor response from the blog in boring Boston.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....tra_bases/

  386. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    I can’t bring myself to hate Torre. I’m glad he’s doing well in L.A.

  387. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Joba in The Pen……Well one thing is for certain, When Joe Torre is giving his speech in Copperstown in 6-7 years from now, it’s a given that Tricia will not be in attendence

  388. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    “I can’t bring myself to hate Torre. I’m glad he’s doing well in L.A.”

    Jason, and that is your right, just as it is my right to wish him nothing but ill as long as he is in baseball. Which I do.

  389. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 16th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Any chance that FOX shows us the player intros??

  390. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    My last comment on the subject Ms. Tricia

  391. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    “Just awful. Manuel should be crucified for that move.”

    crucifying Manuel is standard in Philly. Or maybe it’s automatic. The series now shifts to Philly. Charlie’s brain will get it in gear.

  392. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    I lost all respect for Torre when he was asked about bunting on Schilling and he said we don’t play the game that way.

  393. billy b October 16th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    how many rain delay will there be?

  394. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Thanks Pat M

  395. Rose October 16th, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    “Thin skinned Pete is getting poor response from the blog in boring Boston.”

    Pete has moved on, why can’t you?

  396. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    “Jason, and that is your right, just as it is my right to wish him nothing but ill as long as he is in baseball. Which I do.”

    Fair enough. Hopefully you’ll be wishing ill on him in about 10 days :)

  397. boschee October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    SD John, yes it does because before the days of MLB TV, you could have seen maybe 15 regular season games each year. How do you call yourself a fan when you only view 15 games each season?

  398. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Yanks must contain Aybar & Figgins, they’re the table setters…..

  399. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    “Bman October 16th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    lol the bitter hatred for joe torre is appalling. pathetic too.”

    Not me.

    Only downside?

    The irony of Manny playing for Torre in the World Series against the Yankees will keep the (un)creative media shelling out meaningless fantasies for weeks.

  400. DW October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    That footage of the ALDS clincher with Tex dorkily dancing in the middle of the celebration is hilarious.

  401. Expectation . Reality . October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Expectation:

    Yankees have advantage in bullpen.

    Reality:

    ?

  402. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Guess I’ll take advantage of the 1/2 before the game starts.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  403. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Jerkface
    October 16th, 2009 at 7:20 pm
    You can’t leave Pedro in
    You can’t take Pedro out
    —————————————
    Put your Pedro in
    Put your Pedro out
    Put your Pedro in, and shake Zim all about!
    ———————————————–

    Which way doth the wind blow tonight in Yankee Stadium?

  404. CM October 16th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Kobes a met fan, They said he was a strawberry fan…

  405. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    According to Fox:

    Angels tragedy=Nick Adenhart
    Yankees tragedy=not winning a World Series since 2000

  406. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Man it looks cold in NYC…..Quite a contrast from LA….

  407. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    “Fair enough. Hopefully you’ll be wishing ill on him in about 10 days :)

    Hoping not Jason. Hoping not.

    :)

  408. Rob in Vt. October 16th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Let’s go Yanks

    Good pitching.

    Good defense.

    Timely hitting.

  409. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm
    0 hours and 40 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!
    (I am on it DT )

    thank goodness.
    I was afraid I’d be on the fifth episode of Family Guy on TBS and not know the game started….

    ***

    Wiseguy…

  410. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    “Yanks must contain Aybar & Figgins, they’re the table setters….”
    ——————————
    Figgins went hitless against Boston. Maybe Yankees learned something from watching the tapes of that series.

  411. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Go Yanks.

  412. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Almost time! :lol:

  413. Yeah October 16th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    “Did you even watch that game? That bunt was not on Utley. It got past Park and Howard”

    I stand corrected–jerk.

  414. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Remember those opening Yankee stadium exhibition games against the Cubs. It was cold and rainy then. The Yanks were smashing the ball out to right field

    I am not concerned about the cold weather

  415. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    “Expectation:
    Yankees have advantage in bullpen.
    Reality: ?”

    Expectation: Most trolls expected the mighty Red Sox to make the ALCS.

    Reality: Trolls suck.

  416. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    20 minutes to Game 1!!!!!

    Rememering how much I dislike the Fox announcers already

  417. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    FOX has a pretty good show going on.

  418. Swish's Fishes October 16th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    switchfoot? really? and we are forced to listen to joe f*** yourself call the game? TORTURE.

  419. halohater October 16th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Cause fox announcers have boners for any team playing against the yankees

  420. KF October 16th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I just heard Fox saying that Arod makes more than $30 million a year. A little exaggeration there?

  421. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I have Broadway tickets for tomorrow night so I am praying that the game gets rained out

  422. Peter Abraham October 16th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    I’ll be blogging Game 1 for The Globe on Extra Bases tonight:

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....1_ang.html

    By all means, please stay here and support LoHud and my boys here. But if you have a second, stop by. Hope all is well. I’ve missed all … well at least some … of you.

    Enjoy the game.

  423. DW October 16th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Hi Pete!

  424. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Hey hows it going Pete

  425. Swish's Fishes October 16th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    hi pete! sorry you only got 3 days work in.

  426. NYYanksFan October 16th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Chris Rose says A-Rod’s ALDS success means nothing.

    It means they got a chance to play in the ALCS instead of going home.

  427. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Isn’t there something wrong with Pete coming here and trying to recruit people over to his crappy blog that has around 10 comments?

    Sorry but if I was the guys at Lohud I wouldn’t appreciate that.

  428. Jeremy October 16th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    This is going to be a good series. If the Yankees pull this out then the they have a great chance of taking it all in the World Series.

  429. KF October 16th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Miggs,
    I like Pete and feel a few posts here are great but not for recruiting purposes.

  430. Yeah October 16th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    “How do you call yourself a fan when you only view 15 games each season?”

    Get off your high horse. He could’ve been following the team in the papers, on GameCast, however he felt like it. Don’t be such a schmuck.

  431. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Ok I’m out… game is about to start.

    Stadium is packed and people are pumped up. I have my trusty flask to keep me warm.

    Let’s go Yankees!

  432. JeterJobaCanoFanForever, enough said October 16th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Watching Utley field and throw makes me appreciate the ability of Jeter and Cano at DP. Cano gets rid of the ball fastest and smoothest. GO YANKEES!

  433. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    “Isn’t there something wrong with Pete coming here and trying to recruit people over to his crappy blog that has around 10 comments?

    Sorry but if I was the guys at Lohud I wouldn’t appreciate that.”

    Do you have a computer from 1988? Open up another tab on your browser!

    I don’t get the bitterness towards Pete.

  434. randy l. October 16th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    pat m-

    i think it’s excellent that the dodgers won today, and i like torre and am hoping that there’s a yankee/ dodger series.

    why do i like torre?

    why not?

    he was a great yankee manager, and he told cashman that baseball has a heartbeat and that it’s not all stats.

    i have to agree.

    the only time i hope torre loses is when and if the dodgers play the yankees in the world series.

  435. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Listening on the radio… Coney already threw the first pitch.
    Fox was showing a Wanda Sykes commercial. :-(

  436. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Yeah ok Jason, because fans want to be reading and commenting on TWO blogs at the same time while trying to watch the game.

    Your argument is baseless and I need to go find my seat.

    See ya.

  437. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    “Hey gang. If anybody is interested, I’ll be blogging Game 1 for The Globe on Extra Bases tonight”

    Wow. Talk about desperate and tacky.

  438. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    DT: who caught?

  439. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!!

  440. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Multi-tasking=not difficult.

  441. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Why isn’t FOX showing the pre-game stuff? Idiots.

  442. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 16th, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    DT: who caught?

    ****

    Me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  443. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I don’t believe that was really Pete

  444. KF October 16th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I’d rather see Pete come back and post here as a baseball fan, but I’m sure his new contract doesn’t allow it.

  445. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    “Why isn’t FOX showing the pre-game stuff? Idiots.”

    Because why give baseball fans a great experience when you can show advertising at every opportunity possible.

    If Fox could get away with showing commercials in between pitches, they would do it.

  446. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    “I don’t believe that was really Pete”

    I hope you are right because that would just be sad.

  447. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    “Why isn’t FOX showing the pre-game stuff? Idiots.”

    Not much anyway. There were no player on field intros because of the cold.

  448. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Laura-

    Did you see my posts earlier? I decided if I win the mega millions I am either buying the Yankees a retractable roof or Johnny Damon :-)

  449. pat October 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Let’s go CC! Let’s go Yankees!

  450. Phil - Not a Troll Since 2007 October 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Pete, is there an SJ or CB sighting over at your blog?

  451. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!!

  452. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Didn’t they used to show player introductions on TV in years past?

  453. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    “Wow. Talk about desperate and tacky.”

    Could not agree more.

  454. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Wish we could have seen the pre-game stuff. :evil: Thanks FOX.
    Let’s go CC

  455. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    SJ does not post in game threads

  456. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Molina caught it. Waldman said it was a change-up and a strike.

  457. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    “Did you see my posts earlier? I decided if I win the mega millions I am either buying the Yankees a retractable roof or Johnny Damon”

    My vote is for Johnny!

  458. Arno October 16th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Of course Time Warner Cable and FOX have to try their darkest to RUIN this game for me! Stuttering and cutting out already!

  459. Dave October 16th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Can someone please give me a working online stream for the yankee game i’m at skoo

  460. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through the next series!
    October 16th, 2009 at 7:55 pm
    “I don’t believe that was really Pete”

    I hope you are right because that would just be sad.

    ****

    It wasn’t
    , not Lo
    1) Pete would not disrespect the Lohud team like that. Its a lack of integrity
    2) If you clicked on Pete’s name, it took you to a generic LoHud page. I think if it really was him he would have used the Boston Globe as his website not LoHud

  461. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Tex has a hat on under his helmet. That tells you how cold it is.

  462. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Tex looks so goofy with the Yankee hat over the skull cap.

  463. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Pete – HI! Hope you’re well.

    Enjoy the Yankees :)

  464. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    grrrr… my radio broadcast is about 3 seconds ahead of the TV broadcast. I hate when that happens.

  465. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    That is one fast dude

  466. Phil - Not a Troll Since 2007 October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Erica – not true. He prefers to avoid trolls, but has posted in game threads in the past.

    Neither he nor CB have been in this thread…and the blog is weaker because of it.

  467. YankeeKid October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Cano looks goofy with that turtle-neck thing

  468. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Wind gusts through the frieze…

    Sabathia’s offering…

    Frustrating Figgins…

  469. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Wow Cano looks even goofier.

  470. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Abreu got some boos. I guess his recent comments have made the rounds.

  471. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Cano the Snowman,was a jolly,jolly soul…..

  472. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Is anyone else getting some funky feed from Fox? I am freezing up a little

  473. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    God I am so sick of hearing about The MVP Abreu

  474. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    “Vince October 16th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Thin skinned Pete is getting poor response from the blog in boring Boston.”

    He never did like “God Bless America” and he’s calling Rynan’s joke “an anti-Semitic remark” without the context.

    Classy.

  475. Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Can someone please give me a working online stream for the yankee game i’m at skoo!!!!!!

  476. Greg October 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Yes, FOX keeps freezing up. This better get fixed fast.

  477. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    DT: no spoilers please, future boy!

  478. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    God I am so sick of hearing about The MVP Abreu

    *****

    I’m with you. I’ll be honest- he was never one of my favorite Yankees.

  479. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    “Is anyone else getting some funky feed from Fox? I am freezing up a little”

    I’m getting it too. I just pretend that McCarver is cursing Buck under his breath and the censors are picking it up.

  480. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    They weren’t booing, they were saying Booooooooo-Urns.

    Oops, I mean, Abreoooooooooooooooooo.

  481. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Freezing Abreu…

  482. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Freezing Abreu…

  483. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    CC ya later Bobby

  484. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    My TV is fine so far (As I knock on wood)

  485. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Nice to see the umpire rely on the path of the ball rather than the way it was caught.

  486. pat October 16th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    YankeesWFAN: 45 degrees and raining at gametime. Only player on the field not wearing long sleeves: A-Rod.
    2 minutes ago from web

    Flashbacks from his football days except he played in Miami.

  487. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    “JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    “Is anyone else getting some funky feed from Fox? I am freezing up a little”

    I’m getting it too. I just pretend that McCarver is cursing Buck under his breath and the censors are picking it up.”

    My feed is clean.

  488. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Freezing Abreu…

    CC Sabathia deals…

    Destiny defined…

  489. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Vladdy swings at anything..

  490. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Nice CC

  491. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    nice inning CC

  492. KF October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Excellent inning for NY

  493. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    CC is going to expand the zone on Vladdy on every AB….

  494. randy l. October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    94mph using a slide step.

    not bad.

  495. Rob in Vt. October 16th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Nice start CC.

  496. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Super Speedy Angels :roll: thru one inning = 0

  497. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    “JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Tex looks so goofy with the Yankee hat over the skull cap.”

    Hey, keeps the ears warm; Function over Form, I always say.

  498. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    “Only player on the field not wearing long sleeves: A-Rod.”

    Alex wants the world to know that he’s too much man to be intimidated by a little cold weather. Either that or he’s just stupid. LOL!

  499. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Buck…with the jinx

  500. Jon Locke October 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Im getting the stuttering feed from FOX HD Directv

  501. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:02 pm
    DT: no spoilers please, future boy!

    Dewey beat Truman.

  502. Jon Locke October 16th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Stadium looked empty in the 1st..Hopefully it packs out even though the weather is nasty

  503. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    behind by a few minutes with dvr…sorry.

  504. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I took Truman and the points.

  505. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    Same here Jon

  506. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    **Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Can someone please give me a working online stream for the yankee game i’m at skoo!!!!!!**

    Working on it.

  507. Josh October 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Fox better fix these transmission issues..It’s getting really really annoying.

  508. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Anybody who wants to watch online can go here.

    Site is supported by legitimate/legal advertising.

    http://www.channelsurfing.net/watch-mlb.html

  509. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I’m glad other people are having these Fox perpetrated technical difficulties…

    I thought my surround sound was broken.

  510. JF October 16th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    joe buck’s voice makes me unhappy

  511. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Nice at bat Jeter

  512. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Jetah!

  513. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Derek feels like its 75 degrees outside..

  514. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through the next series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Damon needs to show up in these series.

  515. Bronx Jeers October 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I’d like to pepper that guys pie hole.

  516. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    El CAPITAN

    Good omen when he gets on in his first PA

    ;-)

  517. Enough Youk October 16th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    come on damon

  518. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    YES!

  519. Enough Youk October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    damon needs to hit, because i think the angels will take advantage of his throwing arm like crazy

  520. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Damon!!!

  521. RalphieD (OPPC) October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    YEA DAMON!

  522. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Damn those pesky Yankees going 1st to 3rd

  523. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    SWEET!!! Park one in the seats and make this baby 3 zip

  524. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    We are ready to play!!!!!!!!!!11

  525. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Uglier member of the human species…

    1. John Lackey

    2. Vicente Padilla

    ??

  526. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Awesome!!! :grin:

    (feels so good to say that again!)

  527. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Nice way to show up, Damon.

  528. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Erica, hope yer wearin a wet suit

  529. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    well this is a good start.

  530. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Way to go Erica’s PBF!!!

  531. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Great D by the Angels.

  532. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    So do we bench Damon now??? hehehe

  533. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Erica must have had a serious chat with the Demon before this series.

    ;)

  534. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Lackey is not sharp. They need to pounce on him this inning

  535. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    I told you I took care of Johnny’s hitting problems!

  536. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Damn those pesky Yankees going 1st to 3rd”

    LOL

    Well played ;-)

  537. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    This has Alex written all over it..

  538. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Good job Damon, come on Tex

  539. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Sigh

  540. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Come on Alex

  541. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Um, not good Tex.

  542. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    “Uglier member of the human species…

    1. John Lackey

    2. Vicente Padilla”

    Do we have confirmation that Padilla is part of the human species?

  543. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    That’s a huge out for Lackey. Yankees can’t let him get out of this inning with no runs across, that’s for sure.

  544. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    I can’t fault giving Tex the green light there. Jump on them early if you can.

  545. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Come on Alex!

  546. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    **Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    I’m glad other people are having these Fox perpetrated technical difficulties…

    I thought my surround sound was broken.**

    It’s not Fox; my feed is clean, so it’s whatever intermediary provider that’s giving you guys technical issues.

  547. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Sac fly nice :)

  548. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Enough Youk, if I may be so humble, since Youk has been dispatched and is presently either teeing off someplace or bitterly polishing his ugly dome in a dark room, might a name update in order?

  549. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I’ll take that RBI

    Thank you A-Rod

  550. YankeeKid October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Good productive out. That’s what we need to win.

  551. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    good job alex…

  552. JF October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    good job by arod now we need a matsui hit

  553. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    At least they got 1 run.

  554. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I’ll take it

  555. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Wow.. 438 posts before the game even began.

    Yay! I’ll take a sac fly! Lets get Damon home.

  556. Enough Youk October 16th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    hey its good to take the lead

  557. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Way to break though early.

    Stings Lackey, but he’s a veteran so it doesn’t hurt him as much as it would an inexperienced pitcher.

  558. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Comcast just picked an awful night to go haywire on me. I kind of saw A-Rod get the run in with a sac fly, but very barely…

  559. Enough Joe Buck October 16th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    is that name better

  560. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    let’s go Matsui… drive that pitch count up and get this run in

  561. randy l. October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    excellent sacrifice fly by alex.

    two years ago he’s not likely to do that.

    can’t say enough about his new approach.

  562. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    YEah!!!!!!!!

  563. Enough Joe Buck October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    buck is better than caray though….

  564. Bronx Jeers October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Saw that coming.

  565. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Are we playing the Mets??? LMAO

  566. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    OMG. What was that all about? No one called for that?

  567. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    THE ANGELS DO ALL THE FUNDAMENTALS!!!

  568. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Wow I thought the Angels were fundamental? lol

  569. Rob in Vt. October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Nice gift run!!!

  570. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    the Curse of Luis Castillo!!!!!

  571. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Did that really just happen??

  572. pat October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    WOW :shock:

  573. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Nice defense this inning by the Angels.

  574. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    That is UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  575. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Woo hoo! I called for it, and the did it!

    Drop it! Drop it!

    And they did!

  576. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAh

  577. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Like I said, great D. by the Angels.

    Shades of Luis Castillo!

  578. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I’ll take it.

  579. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    is Poley Walnuts in the house???

  580. C October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    HAH

  581. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Aybar: I got it…
    Figgins: I got it…
    Aybar/Figgins: You got it?

    Either way, Yankees get a run. I’ll take it.

  582. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Enough Joe Buck is much better, and harkens back to your ‘Enough Tiant’ roots.

    Hey, I thought Mike Scoscia’s Angels did all the little things right???

  583. Yankee44 October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Ya don’t see that too often from the Angels…

  584. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Hip-hip

  585. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    LMAO

  586. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Must have gotten the sun in his eyes!

  587. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Know what is really funny??

    As they showed that shot of Johnny running passed the 3rd baseman and the SS- I yelled at the TV, “Yell HA”

  588. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    That was awful.

  589. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    LMAO RBI single

  590. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Somewhere Ramon Castro is laughing then crying

  591. eric October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    lets keep driving that pitch count up! especially in the cold. lets get into that pen early.

  592. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I thought the Angels were the fundamentally sound team????

  593. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Maybe Aybar couldn’t hear with the three earmuffs and hat on.

  594. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I had no idea that Eric Aybar was a duckhunter?

    I thought Jimmy Rollins had that look trademarked…

  595. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    That was Aybar’s ball. Lackey is a tool though with the angry reaction.

  596. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Wow.

    Mike Scoscia’s head was a ticking time-bomb this inning.

  597. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Thumbs up to Damon who ran it out :-)

  598. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    So after one inning the Yankees went first to third on the single and the Angels made a terrible defensive mistake. Hilarious.

    BTW love Tex’s aggressiveness in the first inning. Did not work out but it happens.

  599. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Nice to see us take a lead early for a change

  600. Aura October 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    The Angels had the antidote to the old Yankee stadium but there’s a new formula across the street.

  601. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    if I were Lackey i’d be pretty PO’d too

  602. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Wow- I just scrolled up. Sam is blogging each at bat :-)

  603. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Teixeira on 3-0

    1.000 1.000 4.000 5.000

    26 PA, 25 BB, 1 Hr

    Don’t get so down on Teixeira (not that anyone was I didnt read the posts during that time)

  604. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Meanwhile, John Lackey tossed alot pitches that inning…..Get me to the Angel bullpen

  605. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Lackey threw 24 pitches that inning… nice work Yanks.

  606. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Lackluster Lackey…

    Aybar and Figgins flustered…

    A ghostly greeting?

  607. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    DYNASTY IS DESTINY!
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    Lackluster Lackey…

    Aybar and Figgins flustered…

    A ghostly greeting?

    ****

    It’s the ghost of Luis Castillo :-)

  608. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    figures Matsui ropes that RBI “single” in the ALCS in a contract year :)

  609. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Lackey threw 24 pitches

  610. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    CC…need to have a shut down inning and get the offense back out there.

  611. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Is the wind blowing in tonight?

    Hunter started out, and then had to come back in on A-Rod’s fly ball, and Posada’s hit didn’t seem to carry as far as I thought it should.

    Just looks like it’s going to take a major blast to get one out tonight.

  612. JF October 16th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Good point on the pitch count, lets keep that going…

  613. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    The worst part about that play is that they scored it a single. Since no one got a glove on it, I guess they can’t call it an error. It’s a mental error; not a physical one and I guess those kind don’t count.

  614. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through this series!
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:26 pm
    The worst part about that play is that they scored it a single. Since no one got a glove on it, I guess they can’t call it an error. It’s a mental error; not a physical one and I guess those kind don’t count.

    ****

    So at the end of the day, the Angels still look “fundamentally sound”

  615. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I don’t understand why they bat Morales 6th. He’s their best hitter and a switch hitter.

    He should be 4th and Vladimir 6th…

  616. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    **Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    That was Aybar’s ball. Lackey is a tool though with the angry reaction.**

    That’s Lackey’s personality.

    It’s not as bad because the Angels fielders expect that from him, apparently.

    They don’;t like it, but it’s like the difference between the tight-ass manager you know, and the new manager that you don’t know.

  617. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    this has changeup written on it.

  618. KF October 16th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Erica,
    You can open a second tab and keep track of Sam’s updates.

  619. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Even the Fox guys admit we’ve got a better bullpen, so getting into their bullpen early would certainly be a good thing.

    Lackey is a gamer though, he’ll go as far as he can as long as the game is winnable for the Angels.

  620. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    direct tv has these yips/hickups that is just BS

  621. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    what the??? Swisher!!

  622. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    “if I were Lackey i’d be pretty PO’d too”

    Oh, I totally agree that he should be mad as hell. I just think the more professional thing to do would be to contain that anger within. Think about it this way; if that same play had taken place between Jeter and Alex and Mo was on the mound, do you think he would have reacted that way?

  623. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “So at the end of the day, the Angels still look “fundamentally sound”

    Exactly. The legend continues….

  624. antisocial scrooge October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    what happened to patience for the angels? I thought abreu taught them something, they’re up there hacking.

  625. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Know what is really funny??

    As they showed that shot of Johnny running passed the 3rd baseman and the SS- I yelled at the TV, “Yell HA”

    ————-

    I guess we’ll have to call you bush league. lol.

  626. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through this series!
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    “if I were Lackey i’d be pretty PO’d too”

    Oh, I totally agree that he should be mad as hell. I just think the more professional thing to do would be to contain that anger within. Think about it this way; if that same play had taken place between Jeter and Alex and Mo was on the mound, do you think he would have reacted that way?

    ****

    I hate when pitchers do that crap. Santana does it too.

    You have to shut your mouth and pick your teammate up.

    The fielders never say a word when a pitcher tosses a meatball that winds up out of the stadium. You need to give them the same respect when they make a mistake

  627. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    **Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    figures Matsui ropes that RBI “single” in the ALCS in a contract year :)**

    Dealing with the scoring as a “single”:

    That’s the problem with legacy decisions and cascading consequences.

    There’s no way that isn’t an error on SOMEBODY, but Matsui gets a 1B and Lackey gets an ER.

    But if you change the rules now, does that do justice to all the questionable 1Bs, 2Bs, 3Bs, Es, and even HRs in the history in baseball?

    Should it?

  628. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Erica,

    That was funny!

  629. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    what are people going to say about Sabathia if he keeps going like this?

    what will happen to the… “well he stinks in the postseason” garbage??

    shut em up CC!!

  630. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Sweet play Robbie

  631. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Nice play Cano!

  632. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Wow, nice play by Cano.

  633. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Nice calm play by Cano; knew how much time he had.

  634. Arno October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Wow what a play a Robbie!!

  635. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Cano really has an arm.

  636. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I hope you were taking notes just now, Chase Utley.

  637. Rob in Vt. October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    CC clean through 2. Nice play Robbie.

  638. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Vader
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:28 pm
    direct tv has these yips/hickups that is just BS

    —-

    Direct TV isn’t the only one. Comcast isn’t being very friendly either.

    Great way to use his arm to get the third out by Cano, by the way.

  639. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Nice play there by the Cano.

  640. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Cano’s arm is a mini-gun.

  641. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    “if that same play had taken place between Jeter and Alex and Mo was on the mound, do you think he would have reacted that way?”

    No, but if a certain Kenny Lofton was involved, then Mo would have yelled at him.

  642. pat October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    “Is the wind blowing in tonight?”

    Tweet from Carig from the Star Ledger said the wind knocked down Alex’s ball and the wind played tricks with Matsui’s pop-up.

  643. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Cano…sure looked really lazy on that play

  644. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Man Cano has one heck of an arm. Too bad he doesn’t play second well and is only there for his bat. :roll:

  645. Jerkface October 16th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    what happened to patience for the angels? I thought abreu taught them something, they’re up there hacking.

    I know this is sarcastic, but the only players with good discipline are Figgins and Abreu and to a lesser extent Hunter. The rest of the team actually drew 30 less walks as a unit than last year.

    Thats what I find hilarious. Abreu didn’t change anything.

  646. DW October 16th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    The feed (knock wood) is fine here in Connecticut with Comcast.

  647. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Abdababdaserser
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    Erica – always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Know what is really funny??

    As they showed that shot of Johnny running passed the 3rd baseman and the SS- I yelled at the TV, “Yell HA”

    ————-

    I guess we’ll have to call you bush league. lol.

    *****

    I also caused Luis Castillo to drop the ball.

    I was watching in a sports bar in Atlantic City. There was a Mets fan sitting on the stool next to me and we were picking on each other all night. When A-Rod hit the mile high pop up, the Mets fan starts pointing at me going “hahaha”. I yelled out, “he didn’t catch it yet”.

    Well, he never did :-)

  648. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Erica,

    very true… I can just understand the frustration Lackey must feel when he’s throwing his heart on in the ALCS and his fielders make such a boneheaded play.

    It’s one thing to get mad at someone who is trying. It’s another to get mad at someone who doesn’t run out a ground ball or makes such a horrific, inexcusable mental error like that.

  649. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Ninja Cano

  650. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    WHADDAYKNOW!!

    God I love that kids (critically ignored)defense!!

    4/5 Gold Gloves in the same infield…Not too shabby!!

  651. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Pete is now up to 11 comments.

  652. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    “The fielders never say a word when a pitcher tosses a meatball that winds up out of the stadium. You need to give them the same respect when they make a mistake”

    Exactly. It has to work both ways.

  653. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Erica – the story goes that, years ago, David Wells acted out when one of the fielders made an error. Derek Jeter, who was a younger player at the time, went to the mound and told him off.

    Wells never did it again.

  654. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    @DW
    Keep knocking on wood. It seems ok here now, but it was bad for about 5 minutes here.

    Cano ends the inning and starts the inning. Start it right!

  655. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Cano looks like a Ninja.

  656. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Is that Cano or Zorro?

  657. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Cano’s mask…lol

  658. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    If I ever rob a bank I’m using the Yankee approved Robbie Cano ski mask.

  659. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Super Speedy Angels :roll: through two innings = 0

  660. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Okay it’s cold.

    But do we really need robbie going the full Bank Robber look??

  661. Balks are stupid October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Robbie looks like a ninja.

  662. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    just got done making dinner. Good, I was getting tired with that coming from behind junk

  663. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Cano looks pretty ridiculous in that hood. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a guy bat with a hood on before.

  664. KF October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Mussina used to get upset when Arod made an error

  665. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    “No, but if a certain Kenny Lofton was involved, then Mo would have yelled at him.”

    Mo had a problem with Lofton? Do tell.

  666. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Erica, that is just too funny. I guess you will have to keep yelling “HA” all night long. ;)

  667. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    Erica – the story goes that, years ago, David Wells acted out when one of the fielders made an error. Derek Jeter, who was a younger player at the time, went to the mound and told him off.

    Wells never did it again.

    ****

    I have heard that before. I love Derek Jeter :-). I would have had Derek’s back if Wells tried ro sit on him

  668. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    “Mussina used to get upset when Arod made an error”

    He did, but because Moose always had that sour puss look on his face, you really couldn’t tell. :P

  669. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Ball is not carrying at all

  670. Rishi October 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Cano looks hysterical :)

  671. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    It seems the wind is playing some games with the balls. Going to be hard to hit one out tonight unless the wind stops/changes direction.

  672. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Coudl the answer to the trivia question be the Dodgers?

  673. JF October 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    swish didnt see as many pitches as I thought he would

  674. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Abdababdaserser
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    Erica, that is just too funny. I guess you will have to keep yelling “HA” all night long.
    ****

    I will do whatever needs to be done

  675. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Dear Yankee hitters,

    Please stop hitting the ball to CF. The ball isn’t carrying tonight and Hunter will simply catch it for an out.

    Thanks.

    Signed,
    Yankee fans everywhere

  676. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    **I have heard that before. I love Derek Jeter :-) . I would have had Derek’s back if Wells tried ro sit on him**

    Or what was left of Jeter’s back.

  677. Sean October 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I don’t like when the Yankees bring in high priced free agents but I don’t know where the Yankees would be without Sabathia.

  678. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Cano won’t win the GG this year. My guess is Mark Ellis, followed by Aaron Hill and Cano. Hill really deserves it, though.

  679. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Are those ski masks Yankee-branded?

    I’d like to bring one to Anaheim in case it dips below 75 degrees on Monday. :)

  680. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I don’t think we have any ground balls hit yet.

    Ball not carrying tonight.

  681. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I don’t know if I would feel all that comfortable trying to play while wearing that balaclava. Even when skiing I could only wear a band that covered the tops of my ears, those balaclavas I find to be distracting and annoying.

  682. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Laura-

    You forgot “Thank you in advance for your cooperation”

  683. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    “Are those ski masks Yankee-branded?”

    it had a Yankee logo.

    You could tell peeps in Anaheim it was a rally monkey catcher.

  684. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Anything hit to left and center will get knocked down unless it’s a low liner. Wind blowing left to right at 15 MPH.

  685. randy l. October 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    “But do we really need robbie going the full Bank Robber look??”

    maybe he’s planning on stealing a few bases.

  686. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    “Cano won’t win the GG this year. My guess is Mark Ellis, followed by Aaron Hill and Cano. Hill really deserves it, though.”

    Over Cano? You watch the Yankees all season long and have seen Cano at work yet you think Hill deserves? Why?

  687. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Aybar looks like the guy from “Tales from the Crypt Keeper”.

  688. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Swisher has improved defensively, but with the way the winds are swirling around tonight, he’s a little concerning tonight.

  689. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “You forgot “Thank you in advance for your cooperation””

    You are right. My bad. :)

  690. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through this series!
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:42 pm
    “You forgot “Thank you in advance for your cooperation””

    You are right. My bad.
    ***

    Other than that it was very well done :-)

  691. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Maybe they can hold ‘Yankee Ski mask giveaway night’ next year at the Stadium…

  692. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    The trouble with Cano and the GG is that he looks too smooth doing it. He makes too many plays look routine, so he doesn’t get credit for his play.

  693. Arno October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Great job keeping Figgins off base.

  694. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Figgins is a FA after the playoffs. It will be interesting to see where he ends up.

    So far, CC is doing a good job keeping him off of the base paths.

  695. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    CC has sick command today.

  696. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Pete is up to 16 comments over on that “other” blog… course they’re almost all from 1 guy.

  697. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Here comes another story about how Abreau suffered this year only getting $5 million

  698. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Haha, Robbie looks so funny. I don’t even see people wearing those ski masks around here too often in the dead of winter.

    But whatever works for him.

    Hopefully he won’t need to stop off at a 7/11 on the way home.

  699. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Todd
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    Maybe they can hold ‘Yankee Ski mask giveaway night’ next year at the Stadium…

    *****

    I am still holding out hope for “Kei Igawa Sungla-ses Night”

    Btw- do y’all know that if you type sungla-ses without the dash, it gets caught in filters LOL

  700. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Freezing Chone Figgins…

    A storm named Sabathia…

    October omen…

  701. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Boston Dave
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    Pete is up to 16 comments over on that “other” blog… course they’re almost all from 1 guy.

    ****

    I hope they become close friends by the end of the night

  702. Rob in Vt. October 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    CC=dealing

  703. KF October 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Sabathia sure came to play tonight. 41 pitches thru 3 innings

  704. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    WOW. CC is a monster tonight (Fingers crossed)

  705. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Nice…

  706. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Super Speedy Angels :roll: through three innings = 0

  707. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Abreu didn’t like that strike 3 call… you know… the one right down the middle.

    Is he serious??

    CC is rollin rollin rollin

  708. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I really like Abreu, but the media lovefest is starting to make me hate him a bit.

  709. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    CC is pitching like a man with something to prove.

  710. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Erica……….How about Kei Igawa Invisalign Night????

  711. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    I guess it’s only one earned run for Lackey thus far. C.C. looks sharp thus far. Always good to keep the Angels off the bases and doing a good job of it so far.

  712. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Carsten Charles is dealing.

  713. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    # Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    “No, but if a certain Kenny Lofton was involved, then Mo would have yelled at him.”

    Mo had a problem with Lofton? Do tell.
    ————-

    Don’t you remember the “catch the ball” incident?

    Back when Lofton was on the team and they were trying to use him in center field? There was a game where a catch-able ball was hit to center, and Lofton let it fall in front of him. Mo yelled “catch the ball” at him.

  714. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    The trouble with Cano and the GG is that he looks too smooth doing it. He makes too many plays look routine, so he doesn’t get credit for his play.”

    Agreed but don’t enough evaluators whomever they are take such an observation into consideration when making said evaluations??

    I don’t understand why “blog-folk” such as ourselves can understand that Cano and BJ Upton types are soo talented that they make less than routine plays with seemingly little effort.

    I don’t understand why you’ve got to look like Dustin Pedroia maxing out on everything he does to get any recognition.

    Whatever GG has always been a popularity contest with about as much credibility as an election in Chicago.

  715. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Todd
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    Erica……….How about Kei Igawa Invisalign Night????

    *****

    I like that idea!

    And it’ll get thru the filters. LOL

  716. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    “I am still holding out hope for “Kei Igawa Sungla-ses Night””

    You never read my LoHud guest post, huh?

  717. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    we need more insurance runs..

  718. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Lackey is lacking command..

  719. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Joe Buck is right

  720. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    AYbar one hopped that easy throw. It looks like he would rather be anywhere but there tonight.

  721. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:48 pm
    “I am still holding out hope for “Kei Igawa Sungla-ses Night””

    You never read my LoHud guest post, huh?

    *****

    Was that from January???

    I must have read it, but I wouldn’t have known it was “yours” then. I didn’t know who “you” are.

    This is a very deep comment

  722. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “Back when Lofton was on the team and they were trying to use him in center field? There was a game where a catch-able ball was hit to center, and Lofton let it fall in front of him. Mo yelled “catch the ball” at him.”

    OMG, I forgot about that!!! Very un-Mo like.

  723. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Come on, Damon!

  724. Jed Pain October 16th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Dear Yankees Hitters,

    Don’t swing.

    Sincerely,

    Jed Pain

  725. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Height, Tex, height!!!

  726. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Teix isn’t hitting much but what he is hitting is making dents

  727. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    There’s our first Kate sighting.

  728. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Lackey just threw his 50th pitch

  729. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    COme on Tex try not to hit the ball so hard guy!!

  730. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Working nights during the playoffs is the worst!

  731. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Abreau got a lucky carroom off the wall or it would have gone for a double.

  732. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    kate looking like a young jedi.with that robe on.

  733. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    the Yankees should market the Hudson Hoodie and the Cano Ski Mask as a combo deal.

  734. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Nick-

    I went into the archives.. Found it! Going to read now

  735. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Long single for Teix. Could have used that in the first inning, but I’ll take it. I seriously can’t stand Joe Buck. The only thing worse than Joe Buck is Joe Morgan.

  736. Tunnel Man October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    The brunette sitting next to kate hudson is kinda sexy. :)

  737. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    WOW

    My eyes got big watching that last pitch to Alex.

  738. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Damage pitch coming up

  739. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Alex!

  740. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    1st to 3rd!!!!

  741. kd October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    i like the new arod

  742. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “kate looking like a young jedi.with that robe on.”

    LOL! The force must be with her.

  743. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Arod is just in a better place…

  744. KF October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Arod looks more relaxed at the plate. He really was patient and rewarded.

  745. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Is that Arod’s first hit that didn’t result in an RBI this post season?

  746. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    1st to 3rd…nice Tex

  747. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Francessa thinks that Kate Hudson gets a ring if they go all the way this year.

    - And not necessarily from Alex.

  748. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “Long single for Teix. Could have used that in the first inning, but I’ll take it. I seriously can’t stand Joe Buck. The only thing worse than Joe Buck is Joe Morgan.”

    Chip Carey says hi.

  749. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Laura – I’m going to need valium to get through this series!
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:41 pm
    “Cano won’t win the GG this year. My guess is Mark Ellis, followed by Aaron Hill and Cano. Hill really deserves it, though.”

    Over Cano? You watch the Yankees all season long and have seen Cano at work yet you think Hill deserves? Why?

    ————————————————————

    Hill led the league in just about every defensive number they have available. As good as Cano was, Hill was better.

    http://mlb.mlb.com/stats/sorta.....imeFrame=1

  750. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    what? no shot of Kate Hudson after that single??

  751. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Somebody get Kate Huson a snuggie……

  752. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    GB,

    since when do the GG voters look at #s??

  753. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Big hit please Matsui.

    Oh damn…

  754. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “I must have read it, but I wouldn’t have known it was “yours” then. I didn’t know who “you” are.

    This is a very deep comment”

    Indeed.

  755. kd October 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    bad luck hideki. he nailed that one

  756. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Nick-

    Excellent post. I liked it the first time I read it. I like it even better the second!

    Btw- you started attending games in the mid 70s? You were an infant at your first game right?

  757. YankeesLuv October 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Kate is clearly good luck, we must see her more. :)

  758. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Darn it

  759. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “the Yankees should market the Hudson Hoodie and the Cano Ski Mask as a combo deal.”

    ———–

    I’m sure Steiner Sports is on it as we speak :)

  760. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    “i like the new arod”

    I saw a post on another blog where the writer said that the nickname A-Rod wasn’t appropriate anymore because A-Rod referred to the old Alex Rodriquez; Alex is a different person now. I agree with that. As such, ever since then, I’ve only referred to him as Alex or Clutch-Rod.

  761. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Ghost of Billy Mays……..Did you mean Kate gets a ring if the Yankees go all the way, or if Kate & Alex go all the way?????????????

  762. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    “Hill led the league in just about every defensive number they have available. As good as Cano was, Hill was better.”

    GB, you know how I feel about stats. They never tell the full story. They leave out “the intangibles”.

  763. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    “the Yankees should market the Hudson Hoodie and the Cano Ski Mask as a combo deal.”
    ———–
    I’m sure Steiner Sports is on it as we speak

    I’m down. It’s pretty cold in Scranton where I’m at in winter…or in NEPA as a whole.

  764. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    “Ghost of Billy Mays……..Did you mean Kate gets a ring if the Yankees go all the way, or if Kate & Alex go all the way?????????????”

    Considering how relaxed Alex looks at the plate I assume they’ve gone all the way quite often.

  765. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    So,

    First time the Angels go 1st to 3rd in this series, how long do Buck and McCaver drool over how aggressive and smart the Angels are on the basepaths?

  766. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    kd
    October 16th, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    bad luck hideki. he nailed that one

    I guess the baseball gods owed the Angels one for that “non’ error.

  767. Tunnel Man October 16th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    The best part about the cold weather — McCarver is barely talking, for once.

  768. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with the left side of the infield.. Jetes makes that catch.

  769. vin October 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Vlad’s swing looks like mine when I’m playing golf. He’s had more success than I.

  770. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    The vladdy zone is from his toes to his shoulders..

  771. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    The new Alex – Aliki

  772. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    How many foul balls off the first base side tonight?
    Everyone is late on CC.

  773. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Todd October 16th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Ghost of Billy Mays……..Did you mean Kate gets a ring if the Yankees go all the way, or if Kate & Alex go all the way?????????????”

    Todd what I said was that I remember Francessa this week mentioning that Hudson deserves, and shall receive a world series ring if the team does in fact bring home number 27.

    Of course it was in jest but nonetheless amusing.

  774. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    They should go back to the way they used to do things and have the color guy be from the home team

  775. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Few observations- angels are clearly trying to pitch arod in after seeing him destroy the twins goin the other way- would be sweet to see arod cheat and take one down the left field line one time; also, worst thing for any player but esp arod would be to get hit by a pitch; nearly every time hes been hit, it seems to get in his head…finally, why would anyone pitch jeter on the outer half? hes made a career on that pitch…

  776. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    I thought that was out…thank G!

  777. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Wow Sterling is awful.

    “That ball is gone…not it’s off the wall”

  778. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Look at the 8:46 update.

    CC was almost caught in huge traffic jam going to the stadium

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....t-yankees/

  779. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    wow we caught a break

  780. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    How did that not get out??

    I’l take it though

  781. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Way to run hard Vlad, way to run hard.

  782. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Wow. I thought that ball was way gone

  783. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Sterling called it a homer…. three seconds before I saw it.

  784. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Damon didn’t even play that ball like he thought it went over the wall.

  785. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    how is that ball not caught?? CANNOT resign damon next year

  786. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Does anyone know what happen to Gehrig’s gold bat that used to be atop the flag pole?

  787. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    The 5 errors that Cano made over the last month of the season is what will cost Cano. You may be able to ignore some of the stats….but, you can’t ignore all of them.

  788. Uncle Ellsworth October 16th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    wasCano the guy who’s mom would cook for the players some at least?

  789. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Trevor
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    Wow Sterling is awful.

    “That ball is gone…not it’s off the wall”

    ***

    That is not awful. That is vintage Sterling

  790. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    i agree vlad didnt run, but neither did johnnny

  791. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Does anyone know what happen to Gehrig’s gold bat that used to be atop the flag pole?

    ***************
    one of the television sideline guys had it the other day on the broadcast…dont remember who but it apparently is in storage at the new stadium

  792. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Mac Daddy
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:04 pm
    how is that ball not caught?? CANNOT resign damon next year

    ***

    How about we don’t resign you

  793. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I’m not 100% sure, but I think my first game was probably in 1977. I was out of diapers but still had visits from the Tooth Fairy in my future.

  794. Rudy October 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    how is that ball not caught?? CANNOT resign damon next year

    =====

    Uhhh…. no LFer in the game catches that ball

  795. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    It’s a toss-up between Sterling’s ineptitude on the air and Damon’s in the outfield. Hard to say who is worse.

  796. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Erica,

    Your posts crack me up

  797. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Come on CC get this guy out

  798. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    I’m not 100% sure, but I think my first game was probably in 1977. I was out of diapers but still had visits from the Tooth Fairy in my future.

    *****

    Hmmmm…. I am going to guess then you were born in 1973 and are 35ish

  799. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    how much does Teixiera help out his pitchers by only allowing them to sprint to the bag when it’s absolutely necessary?

  800. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Damn…That was a bad pitch

  801. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    need to get more runs!!

  802. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    not sure why you all think that ball couldnt of been caught…i know the wind held it from goin out but it was up there long enough imo

  803. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:07 pm
    Erica,

    Your posts crack me up

    *****

    Thanks!!! I’ll be honest. I crack myself up :grin:

  804. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    That hurt

  805. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Man CC really missed his spot on that one.

  806. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    You like Sterling, don’t you Trevor? :)

    The best part is always listening to his excuses after his mess-ups…

  807. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Erica: I was carded at the Presidents Cup last weekend. :)

  808. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    That’s all you give up to them CC

  809. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Our second half of the order needs to get some hits, have good at bats and give CC a little rest and maybe a bigger lead..

  810. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Come on Yanks lets get that run back!

  811. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Lackey clearly has nothing tonight. Need more then 2 runs. Hitters named Cano Matsui Swisher Melky need to hit.

  812. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    Erica: I was carded at the Presidents Cup last weekend.

    *****

    Do you need to be 35 to attend a golf tourney?? LOL

  813. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    Erica: I was carded at the Presidents Cup last weekend.

    *****

    Do you need to be 35 to attend a golf tourney?? LOL

  814. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    BTW, why is the Angels best hitter batting 6th?

  815. Rob in Vt. October 16th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Ok, let’s get some insurance runs.

  816. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Yankees need to take some pitches next inning. They are helping out Lackey waaaay too much. He should be at 90 pitches by now the way he’s throwing.

  817. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Dear 5-9 hitters,

    Can you please get on base so the Yanks can score some more runs. The guys at the top can’t score all the runs.

    Thank you!!

  818. Wang IS Taiwan October 16th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I personally don’t think the ball could have been caught, but at least look like you’re trying out there… He didn’t grab the ball to throw it back in (not that it would have gone very far with his noodle arm).

    Damon has sucked big time for quite a while. Good thing he finally got a hit earlier today.

  819. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    “Erica: I was carded at the Presidents Cup last weekend.”

    I hope it was just a yellow card and not the dreaded red one..

  820. Uncle Ellsworth October 16th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    double posts sure sign a new post is in order

  821. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Lackey is up to 55

  822. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    It’s a toss-up between Sterling’s ineptitude on the air and Damon’s in the outfield. Hard to say who is worse.

    ****************************
    tough call

  823. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    double posts sure sign a new post is in order

    ***

    Nah, my comment was just so funny it was worthy of a double post :-)

  824. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    the next 2 innings are big, IMO, for the Yanks.

    They can work Lackey and get him out of the game after 6 innings…

    or they can swing at bad pitches and let him go 7+.

    great Jorge :(

  825. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Vlad’s ball couldn’t be caught. But Damon just stood there and looked at it. You have to throw it back in. He waited until Melky got over to throw it back in.

  826. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    One pitch…one out. We really need to push Lackey’s pitch count up. He’s a lot lower than he needs to be.

  827. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    The Outlaw Robbie Cano………..

  828. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    who wants to bet cano sees less than 4 pitches?

  829. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Just as I said the Yankees need to take pitches Posada swings at the first pitch. What’s the matter Jorge? Afraid you won’t be able to catch up to a 90mph fast ball with only 2 strikes left? C’mon, Girardi’s coaching staff is asleep. Tell these guys to take a strike.

  830. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Is Cano in the witness protection program, or as Sam said dressed for ice fishing.

  831. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Don’t get me wrong I am happy we have the lead but what has happened to the Yankee offense this postseason?

  832. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    stop giving lackey life….

  833. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    funny how you guys drool over women posters on here….actually, its rather amusing

  834. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Aybar and Cano do really look like they’re going to rob a bank after the game. They’re just wearing different colors so they don’t clash.

  835. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    2 terrible at bats. Lackey is falling behind every hitter. Let him throw pitches. The guys at the bottom of the lineup have been dreadful.

  836. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    100 pitches of fun, that’s the right thing for Damon to do, he always lets Melky get the ball because he can throw twices as far in the same amount of time.

  837. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    lets go SWISH

  838. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Mac Daddy
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    funny how you guys drool over women posters on here….actually, its rather amusing

    ****

    Was someone drooling over me and I missed it??? If so, please drool again :-(

  839. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Do something Melky. He has disappeared. When was his last hot streak?

  840. Joe from Long Island October 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Lackey is getting it together in the game. That AB by Matsui with Tex and ARod on base is looking bigger and bigger.

    Swish singles, c’mon Melky.

  841. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Just an observation.Lackey is one ugly dude…………

  842. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    lets go MELKY

  843. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    We really need Swisher to start hitting.

    That will help right there! Hopefully it’s the start of a hot streak

  844. Rudy October 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Good AB by Swisher

  845. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Sorry, Mac Daddy, we’ll try to do a better job showing no signs of joy or mirth whatsoever — like you do.

  846. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I don’t get why we are swinging at so many first pitches. Its not like Lackey has good control tonight

  847. RS October 16th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Nice piece of hitting by Swisher.

    At this point I am only concerned with two things:
    1. Sabathia shutting the Angels down
    2. Yankee hitters driving up Lackey’s pitch count

    Just get to the 7th inning with the lead and the Angels bullpen in the game and I will feel good about our chances. But you can’t let Lackey settle down while the Angels have a chance to come back.

  848. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Are Buck and McCarver serious with their slo-mo analysis of Swisher blinking as he hit the ball?

  849. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Nick,
    He just might be jealous.

  850. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    come on melky….looking like spoiled melky.

  851. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Sorry, Mac Daddy, we’ll try to do a better job showing no signs of joy or mirth whatsoever — like you do.

    *********************
    thanks but you can have joy, when called for

  852. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Swish saw more pitches than Cano and Posada combined.

    After throwing 24 pitches in the first inning, Lackey has only had to throw 40 in the 2 2/3 innings since (before Melky’s AB). Not a good thing, there, Yankees.

  853. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    he always lets Melky get the ball because he can throw twices as far in the same amount of time.
    ————————————-
    I know that. But the ball was closer to Damon than it was Melky. Just get the ball back in. It was Vlad not one of the rabbits.

  854. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Melky is having the kind of ab every Yankee should be having

  855. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Nice at bat Melk man

  856. Rudy October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Swish and Melky making him work, nice job.

  857. RS October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Two nice ABs in a row.

  858. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    how do you walk melky? ouch

  859. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Weird mention of the blinking thing with Swishahouse. I don’t know but it might be an involuntary thing when a batter makes contact.

  860. pat October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Nice AVB from Melky. Lots of pitches and worked a walk.

  861. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Come on captain get one of those big hits!!!

  862. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Joy showed up once… but of course we all drooled over her.

  863. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    The last left fielder that NYY had that could have caught Guerrero’s drive was Ricky Henderson.

  864. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    What Damon needed to do was go for the ball and let Melky get the carom, but I think he gave up on it.

  865. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    I think Melky was reading the LoHud comments. He took a few pitches…or more than all three batters before him combined.

    Now it’s time for Captain Clutch

  866. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Let’s go Captain!!!!!!!!!!!!

  867. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    DT – OPPC member (blood type – Positive)
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:21 pm
    Joy showed up once… but of course we all drooled over her.

    :lol:

  868. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Idiot announcers called a Lackey breaking ball to Swisher “the best breaking ball we’ve seen tonight.”

    Um, did you morons forget about the strike out pitch to Abreu in the first inning?

  869. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Yikes what is Jeter swinging at.

  870. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    comeon DEREK

  871. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    74 pitches for lackey

  872. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    good time to steal give Jeter a chance to lead off inning if it doesn’t work

  873. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    What Damon needed to do was go for the ball and let Melky get the carom, but I think he gave up on it.

    *****************
    agreed!!

  874. Rudy October 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    76 pitches thru 4 for Lackey. Hopefully he’s done after 6 if the Yankees can keep making him work

  875. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Jeez come on Yanks

  876. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Well, at least Swisher and Melky made Lackey actually work in that inning.
    :roll:

  877. randy l. October 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    “Sorry, Mac Daddy, we’ll try to do a better job showing no signs of joy or mirth whatsoever — like you do.”

    nick in sf-

    mac daddy likes to come on and provoke .

    the tell is he acts like a yankee fan but bashes jeter on his fielding when jeter makes great plays.

    he’s a troll who disappears when the yankees win.

  878. eric October 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    blar- 2 outs w/risp.

  879. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Seems to be a reverse of what we saw in the Twins series. This series we are stranding all the runners on early and the Angels haven’t really done much

  880. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    They’re not scoring but Lackey’s pitch count is 80.

  881. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Mac Daddy
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:23 pm
    What Damon needed to do was go for the ball and let Melky get the carom, but I think he gave up on it.

    *****************
    agreed!!

    *****

    Okay, but I have seen Damon wave Melky off and then people on here jump down his back for not letting Melky have it when Melky has a stronger arm

    In this instance, you have Vlad barely running cause he is admiring his fine hitting and Damon lets Melky get it cause he has a stronger arm and can potentially throw out Vlad.

    By saying Damon should have waved Melky off and gone after it right away- you are saying he should always do that. You cannot have it both ways

  882. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    GB…What Chad Curtis couldn’t have caught that ball?

  883. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Everyone knows the Angels are going to wake up..It’s just when will it happpen…

  884. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Trevor
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    They’re not scoring but Lackey’s pitch count is 80.

    ****

    Actually its 78

  885. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Teix will not toss, he really can pivot like a cat.

  886. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    The Yankees are in a strange and uncomfortable situation… they have a lead.

    How can you come from behind if you have a lead?
    It’s a conundrum…

  887. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    100 pitches of fun…
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    Everyone knows the Angels are going to wake up..It’s just when will it happpen…
    ****

    I did not know that, but thank you for filling me in

  888. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Impressive. Teixeira with both hands on the ball on that tag. Don’t see that as much as we should anymore. Too many one-handed catches and tags.

  889. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    At least CC was able to rest a bit

  890. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Erica,

    Yahoo shows 76

  891. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    corrected pitch count for Lackey is 76

  892. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    One thing I was worried about with this offense come October was 2 out RISP hitting. Wasn’t great during the season. but in the playoffs it’s big.

  893. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:27 pm
    Erica,

    Yahoo shows 76

    ***

    Yes, it is. My eyes are really tired :-)

  894. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    go GMEN!!!!

  895. Andrew October 16th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    76, erica.

  896. Barrows October 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    MLB is showing 76 pitches via Game Day. Listening to Tim McCarver talk about why Teix applied the tag himself…ugh…

  897. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    That graphic is wrong. The Giants have scored the 2nd most points

  898. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    what I want for my birthday is an AROD 3-run homerun

  899. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    DT

    Like I said, coming from behind was getting to be a bore. Let’s try a big lead to start off with

  900. Uncle Ellsworth October 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    wrong Tim CC takes it himself to prevent mishaps

  901. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    JF
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    what I want for my birthday is an AROD 3-run homerun

    ****

    Is today your birthday?

  902. Nick in SF October 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    randy l: I am not a fan either. I mostly know him from his comments on the [REDACTED] controversy.

  903. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    67 pitches for cc.. we need him to go 8 today..

  904. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Well, that was a pretty inning

  905. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Huge inning CC!

  906. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Nice defense in that inning. Tex, A-Rod, and Jetes, all flashing leather.

  907. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Nice inning for CC.

    Expecting us to work over Lackey this inning starting with Erica’s PBF.

  908. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    dont need fans but thanks for discussing

  909. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Now let’s have the offense give him a cushion.

  910. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Next inning is a big one for CC. Hopefully we get some runs for him here

  911. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    “Like I said, coming from behind was getting to be a bore. Let’s try a big lead to start off with”

    how about this. If the Yanks score 10 runs, AJ pies each guy after he scores. Doesn’t matter if it’s 4th inning or 8th.

    Yankees go ahead 11-1. Here comes the pie!
    TV would love it. More viewers. All the bakers would tune in for sure…

  912. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    a big inning here and Lackey-luster could be out after this inning.

    work the count guys!

  913. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Get cracking bats

  914. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Damon!!!!

  915. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Damon comes alive….

  916. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Abreau has turned down the Angels offer to extend him for 2 years at $8 million per year…………

  917. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Damon!!!

    picking up right where he left off after his simulated game!

  918. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    BENCH DAMON!

  919. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Nice to see Damon and Swisher hitting.

  920. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Incredibly Awesome!!!!!!!!!! :grin:

    Who is benching him now????????

  921. terpbomber October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Welcome back, Johnny. Now please score!

  922. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    The Demon is 2-3 tonight!

    Erica, what did you say? ;)

  923. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    This is why you never bench Johnny. Too bad that didn’t role to the wall

  924. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Nice… Damon!

    Looks like that simulated game helped.

  925. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Damon says: “what slump?”

  926. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Maybe Damon is finally starting to come around.

  927. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Vader
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    GB…What Chad Curtis couldn’t have caught that ball?

    ————————————————————

    No way…not in this wind, blowing the ball left to right. Curtis wasn’t that good. He was about what Damon is with a better arm, but, he was no Gold Glover.

  928. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    could be a big inning here

  929. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    I can see Damon benefited from the extra off days

  930. Yanks_Fan October 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Damon is back! And Erica couldn’t be more exited!

  931. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    could also be lackeys last inning

  932. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I was just about to post that I was rooting for Johnny to get a big hit so he’ll stay in the lineup.

  933. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Rob B
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    The Demon is 2-3 tonight!

    Erica, what did you say?
    ****

    I told y’all I was taking care of it!!! We had quite the pretend fight. But don’t worry, Johnny was a true gentleman. He did not say a peep in response :-)

  934. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Wow, that Erica and Damon argument and stern lecture seem so long ago now…

  935. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    at a minimum we need to score that 3rd run

  936. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Teix needs to stop forcing things. He’s trying to be the man and its pissing me off

  937. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    What is up with Tex. He is killing us

  938. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Come on Rod big hit baby!

  939. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I guess A-Rod has to do everything.

  940. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    brutal AB from teix there…

  941. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Teixeira FAIL twice now…

    You know he hasn’t hit much against his former team this year. Don’t know the numbers but that’s what it seems.

  942. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    2-0 big pitch here…

  943. RalphieD (OPPC) October 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    tex only got a booming single his last ab…chill

  944. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I see an A-Rod walk

  945. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Ok Teix has had two horrible ABs in this game – and I don’t think he’s had two horrible abs like that all year. He’s pressing, trying to make things happen. Lackey wanted nothing more than to put him on first and he wouldn’t take it.

  946. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    pitching around him

  947. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    We should get a new thread soon

  948. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Damon should be on 3rd.

  949. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    89 pitches for lack (there of) ey

  950. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Tex is 1 for 3 tonight on Damon has hit better so far.

  951. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    I know A-Rod is hot, but I’m surprised Lackey is pitching around him.

  952. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    They seem to be scared stiff of Alex

  953. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    matsui, up to you my man

  954. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    great at bat

  955. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    GB…I agree, I just wanted to mention Chad Curtis and that goofy hairstyle that made him look like Tom Cruise from the Color of Money.

  956. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Another hitter that needs to hit: Matsui otherwise the Angels will just pitch around Arod.

  957. YankeesLuv October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    again Arod doesn’t try to force the issue and takes the walk, beautiful.
    let’s go hideki!

  958. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I feel a bomb here………….

  959. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Arod is in a zone. He’s not trying to do too much. Just taking his walks and feeling the flow.

  960. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    How much do you love the new Arod? Teix needs to take a lesson.

  961. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    92 pitches and counting

  962. Uncle Ellsworth October 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Alex doing his Sid Fernandez impersonation

  963. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Take a strike Matsui, don’t swing at the first pitch and pop up

  964. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Might be time for a new thread soon. I keep thinking the next time I refresh the page will load by the next game, lol.

  965. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    sam just posted he would like to see arod swing 3-0 on a breaking ball? is he serious??

  966. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Even if Lackey can somehow survive this inning I like our chances against 4 innings of the Angels bullpen

  967. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Sui!!!

  968. terpbomber October 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Duh, A-Rod.

  969. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    WOOOOO HOOOOOO!

  970. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    ARGH!

  971. bru October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    they will use lackey for a little longer than the regular season if needed

    he isnt pitching 3 games like cc

  972. GG October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Oh please make McCarver shut up.

  973. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Alex ;(

  974. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Damn Arod runs through the stop sign.

  975. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    What a clown in left field. Why did A-Rod run through? He didn’t even step on home plate.

  976. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    A-Rod tried to kill him

  977. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    He actually looked like he got his foot on the base before he was tagged.

  978. EY October 16th, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    LOLOL Arod what were you doing lol

  979. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    A-Rod looking tough, I like it …. That’s a GREAT play to hold onto that ball

  980. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    His foot was on the plate first…he was safe

  981. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    He never tagged him

  982. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Would A-Rod have been safe if he tried to dive for it?

  983. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Cant be mad at arod..that was an aggressive base running..ala angels..

  984. Mark-Cant Touch This October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Come on A-Rod every run is priceless

  985. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    What a fundamentally sound catch by Rivera

  986. YankeesLuv October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    yeah Matsui.

  987. sora55 October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    clutch matsui!

  988. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    At least we got that run back!

  989. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Does Jorge have dinner plans?

  990. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Nothing is wrong with the middle of our lineup

  991. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Dang. Running through the stop sign…throw right on the money…I’m kind of split on whether to say “way to be aggressive” or “stupid move.”

  992. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    no problem with arod trying to score there…took a really nice play by the catcher to get him…wish he would of slid though

  993. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Does Posada have dinner plans??

  994. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    That was good and bad. :?

  995. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Yes, he did. Look at the replay, Karen.

  996. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    whatever, i just hope arod is not hurt.

    posada looks like garbage at the plate.

  997. Mackenzie October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I think he was safe, but you can’t complain about the out call there.

  998. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Alex was safe. The glove never touched him and he stepped on the base before bowling him over.

  999. randy l. October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    i hope alex’s knee is ok and everything else.

    he’s not afraid of contact.

  1000. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Rob B
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    Dang. Running through the stop sign…throw right on the money…I’m kind of split on whether to say “way to be aggressive” or “stupid move.”

    ***

    Go with way to be aggressive!

  1001. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Laura,

    Totally didn’t see your post :)

  1002. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I like A Rod’s aggressiveness, but he should have done a better job hitting the plate, I guess by sliding. Oh well, hopefully that doesn’t come back and burn us.

  1003. alexm October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    My god, McCarver is insufferable. He just spends his evening trying to prove to anyone dumb enough to be listening exactly how knowledgable he is about the game of baseball.

    My ears are bleeding!

  1004. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    How many pitches has Jorge seen tonight. 4 maybe?

  1005. Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!) October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    You Al is nuts, but he was safe.

  1006. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Mathis never tagged Alex. He called him out because the ball beat him.

  1007. YankeesLuv October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Arod just showing the Angels we ain’t afraid of you punks!

  1008. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Now Jorge needs to get out of his slump

  1009. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    When actually did he apply the tag? lol

  1010. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Arod was safe, I just watched it in slowmo

  1011. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    With Arod’s hip – he is the last guy you want to see try that.

    Not worth the risk.

  1012. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    i think a-rod was safe after rewinding the tivo 5 times. his foot def. hit the plate before he was tagged. In fact the glove never touch alex.

  1013. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    How many pitches has Jorge seen tonight. 4 maybe?

    3.5

  1014. OKI/DAVE October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Matsui rocks. Sign him for next year.

  1015. RalphieD (OPPC) October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    even when the yanks have made outs they are hitting the ball hard…lackey at 96 pitches and CC at 69…i like that

  1016. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    wow I just heard Matsui in English!

  1017. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    WOW, terrible base running by Arod. That could of been a big inning. We have seen that a couple of times this season from him. You have to stop when the 3rd base coach stops you.

  1018. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Dear Blog People of LoHud-

    Please give the little people a new thread!!!!

  1019. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    does lackey go another inning??

  1020. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Jorge needs to be patient….Jeez……

  1021. hurricaneseason October 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    keep trucking AROD, good stuff and he was safe…

  1022. Laura - I'm going to need valium to get through this series! October 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    “Totally didn’t see your post”

    I have a feeling that we aren’t the only ones asking that question in Yankees Universe. Is Jorge trying to punish Girardi with these crappy at bats for catching Molina?

  1023. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    I can’t help but hear anti-Yankeeness from Joe and Tim. I wish I didn’t.

  1024. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    this is an important inning for CC…cant let the play at the plate change the momentum

  1025. YankeesLuv October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Darn it, saw the replay Arod was SAFE!

  1026. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    the freeze cam never lies. arod is safe. Hope that run doesnt come back to bite us.

  1027. Ken October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Im really disappoined in the volume of the crowd at Yankee stadium tonight. Are they are sitting on their hands ? It sounds like a July game not a playoff.

  1028. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Will the media go on and on and on about the missed call on Arod at home like they did about the Twins?

  1029. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I can’t complain on the call because of the angle that the umpire was in. I like the aggressiveness they are showing despite the result. That is the type of aggressiveness that will cause more bad plays from the Angel players as they will feel the need to rush things.

    Now keep Abreu from getting on. Again.

  1030. Rob B October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Huh…another case of “the throw beat the runner, no tag necessary?”

  1031. Yankee44 October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Wow, by the freeze frame, A-Rod was actually safe. Even more amazing, Tim McCarver admitted it… sorta ;)

  1032. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I’ve got a hat trick for Bobby Boy….

  1033. Benny Blanco October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I love the way we are attacking abreu.

  1034. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Arod’s foot was on the plate and he wasn’t taged. But of course the ump can’t see that.

  1035. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    not sure how you can be upset with arod trying to score…took a really nice play by the catcher to get him…more mad arod didnt slide, prob would of been called safe

  1036. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Ken
    October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm
    Im really disappoined in the volume of the crowd at Yankee stadium tonight. Are they are sitting on their hands ? It sounds like a July game not a playoff.

    *****

    I’ll give them a pass. Their hands are probably frozen

  1037. pat October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Alex was safe and gave the Stadium a little voice back.

  1038. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    That was a strike..

  1039. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Damon with the defense!

  1040. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    nice play johnny

  1041. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    YEA DAMON. Shut the naysayers up

  1042. Mark-Cant Touch This October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Damon has been resurrected

  1043. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    DAMON WITH THE GLOVE!

  1044. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Johnny Damon is the best fielder ever!!!!!!!!!!!

  1045. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Damon! Nice job!

  1046. pat October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Nice play by Johnny

  1047. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    GG for Damon?

  1048. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    A base runner is NEVER called safe on a play like that.

  1049. Mac Daddy October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    cant hear the crowd cause they are wearing gloves or blowing into their hands

  1050. Yankee44 October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Great catch Johnny!

  1051. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    I think he hurt is wrist….. hopefully I am imagining it

  1052. Zooboy October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Johnny-DEE!

  1053. Mark-Cant Touch This October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Yankees flashing the leather

  1054. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    what a stretch Tex!

  1055. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Nice play by the big guy lol

  1056. JZ October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    baserunnig error by a-rod!

  1057. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    You have to love Tex!!

  1058. hurricaneseason October 16th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Ken October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Im really disappoined in the volume of the crowd at Yankee stadium tonight. Are they are sitting on their hands ? It sounds like a July game not a playoff.

    gloves on hands make for less noise!

  1059. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    What a Play by Tex. and CC

  1060. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Toss him! :evil:

  1061. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Sit the F down you piece of garbage. Hey just makes up for the Arod call. Karma is a funny thing

  1062. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    FOOT WAS ON THE BAG!

  1063. pat October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Tex doing a BIG split

  1064. Trevor October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    He was out.

  1065. 100 pitches of fun... October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Tex was on the bag, Angels stop crying

  1066. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    these announcers hate the yanks

  1067. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    It didn’t look off the bag to me. But if it was a bad call, it just makes up for the bad call we got on ARod at the plate.

  1068. JasonR October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Toss him.

  1069. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Tim McCarver is such a moron

  1070. Joekuh - looking for a cinfifewnse boost!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    that was a HELL of a play by CC, foot off the bag or not.

  1071. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Ken October 16th, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Im really disappoined in the volume of the crowd at Yankee stadium tonight. Are they are sitting on their hands ? It sounds like a July game not a playoff.
    \_________________

    Are you at the game? You have no idea of how it sounds at the stadium. Many times reporters from their area think its not very loud, yet people at the games including the players remark on how loud it is.

    And now Fat Boy Mike goes and cries. The Yankees should have had a run more, yet Mike cries. Karma.

  1072. Brandon Awesome (BECAUSE I'M AWESOME!) October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    He was out. All it needs to be is a tap.

  1073. Jeff NJ October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    CC and Tex with flashing leather! Toss him!

    So it’s ok that the Angels got the call at the plate because the ump will always give that to the catcher, but the Yankees of course Tim thinks the Yankees got a break at first.

  1074. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Oh please, you got the close call at home Sciosia. Count your blessings.

    Shut up Tim McCarver! UGH.

  1075. DFox October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Hahaha this is amazing. Give credit to the people doing the Fox broadcast. They just showed up McCarver on air.

  1076. DW October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    That freeze cam showed nothing except the top of Tex’s head.

  1077. JF October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    i will trade the right call on ARODs play at the plate for the right call there anyday…but thats why i love baseball

  1078. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Tim…oh yeah the Yankees got the call…look at the replay you arse

  1079. Terry #1 October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Great play by CC and Texeira.

    Ball was in his glove and the toe was on the bag.

    He came back to the bag as a reaction.

  1080. Yankee Trader October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    They gave Sciosa a lot of leeway yelling BS multiple times.

  1081. Tunnel Man October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    notice how McCarver sides with the angels on every close call.

  1082. The Ghost October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    how I hate McCarver, even before the replay he’s saying he was off the bag. What a damn Yankee hater he is. I really can’t stand him

  1083. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Hurricaneseason, I think they are wearing gloves and so they don’t clap loud.

  1084. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    OH YOU TEE………….OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1085. GreenBeret7 October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    With one out, there was nothing wrong with Rodriguez’ play. It took two perfect throws and a catcher that was steamrolled. With no outs or two outs, probably not worth the try. If Rodriguez stays healthy after that, he’ll be just fine from here on out. That’s two big horses.

  1086. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    We have a new thread!!!!!

    :arrow:
    :arrow:
    :arrow:

  1087. kd October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    McCarver drives me nuts.

    foot was on the bag

  1088. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    WOW CC!!

  1089. kimoinsd October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Mcarver is a MORON!

  1090. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    His toe was on the bag you idiot McCaver. Stop making it sound like the call was so definite when you have no idea yourself. And yes lets go on how Torii Hunter reacts. That makes sense

    How about your #3 hitter bunting? Smart baseball there…

  1091. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    new thread
    :arrow:
    :arrow:
    :arrow:

  1092. Joekuh - looking for a cinfifewnse boost!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    C. CCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCCC

  1093. Yanks_Fan October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Too bad for the A-Rod play but they were waving him so it ends up being just one of those plays you just have to move on. Too bad Posada has dinner plans, otherwise they might have gotten that fourth run.

    Great defense by the Yanks in that inning! Awesome!

  1094. Pat M. October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    McCarver is a hump

  1095. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Not to gross anybody out but my crotch hurt after seeing Tex stretch out like that

  1096. Ghost Of Billy Mays October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Jesus I hope Texiera has all of Jean Claude Van Dam’s fitness videos cause that kind of stretch whether on the bag or off ruined that kid on the Mets hammy for the entire 09 season…

    ANNOUNCEMENT:

    1. ALEX YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO RUN INTO CATCHERS OR ANYTHING ELSE NOT SOFTER THAN KATE HUDSON.

    2. TEX YOU’RE NOT ALLOWED TO PERFORM THE FLOOR EXERCIZE UNTIL NOVEMBER 6TH!!!

    ;-()

  1097. Vader October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Big Poppa!

  1098. Rudy October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    His foot was on the bag. The last replay before the commercial clearly showed that. What replay is McCarver watching?

  1099. KF October 16th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Sabathia made Vlady look foolish on that pitch

  1100. michelle b. - BRING ON THE ANGELS!! October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    McCarver is in some rediculous denial, the freeze frame shows his foot on the bag, and like a tool Buck doesnt disagree or agree with him.

  1101. DT - OPPC member (blood type - Positive) October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    triple arrow. Wow. I’m impressed.

  1102. Abdababdaserser October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Watch, they will keep going over the Hunter play, but this should have been a 4-1 game and that is nothing. Right.

    Its obvious his foot came off, but its not clear if it was on when he caught the throw.

  1103. Clare October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I think that was a statement play by ARod. He’s trying to destroy all the old myths about him (choker, soft, etc). I’m sure he’s frustrated that they are going to pitch around him now that he’s hot, so he’s trying to do a little extra when he comes around to score. (And I know this isn’t exactly timely, but my battery died).

  1104. Todd October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Vlad with the extended Melky strike zone there…….but kudos to Melky for a great atbat earlier tonight….

  1105. Paul October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Giambi ain’t makin that play…

  1106. iiicollies October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Good, now they’re trying to bunt on

  1107. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    go to the new thread
    :arrow:

  1108. m October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    mccarver can’t get off that play. i hope he wasn’t seriously suggesting the ump go off Torii’s reaction was he? mccarver was talking about himself, right?

    anyway, good inning for CC with a little help from his friends. :)

  1109. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    :arrow:

  1110. Boston Dave October 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    CC looking good for 8 innings tonight.

  1111. JZ October 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    with man on 2nd and 3rd with only 1 out, we could have a big inning….

  1112. S.A.--Serenity Now October 16th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I love CC

  1113. Erica - always OPPC October 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    new thread :arrow:

  1114. Carl October 16th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    wow so close Cano :(

  1115. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Oh man, Robbie, that was so close. I am not sure that any of them are going out tonight.

  1116. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 8) October 16th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Sure…NOW Abreu is not afraid of the wall!

  1117. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 16th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    The thing that keeps resonating in my head is hearing Buck say that Lackey has held the Yankees to (at the time) 5 hits “all singles by the team that has the most home runs in the majors.” And there was definite disdain in his voice.

    Their bias is really disgusting, especially because we are out of choices unless we mute the television and listen to the radio.

  1118. EY October 16th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Hahahahahahaha oh wow.

    Angels playing terrible baseball tonight.

  1119. Karen October 16th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Mr. Gold Glove Tori Hunter.

  1120. RS October 16th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Halos-

    3 errors
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    LOL

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    Hurray for CC! Hurray for our Yankees! Terrific Game.

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