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ALCS Game 3: Yankees at Angels

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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 Andy Pettitte (1-0, 1.42 ERA)

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

Pitching: RHP Jered Weaver (1-0, 1.23)

TIME/TV: 4:07 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: Take a wild guess – it’s Southern California! Temps in the 70s, clear skies. It should be a beautiful day for baseball. The full forecast is here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees are two wins from the World Series and six from their 27th title after snatching a marathon Game 2 on Saturday night. They haven’t lost yet in the postseason, and the last Yankees team to win its first five postseason games was the 1999 Yankees – who, you may recall, won the World Series. The only AL team to win its first six playoff games is the 1970 Orioles (who also won the title).

BATTER VS. PITCHER: Here’s the Angels vs. Pettitte. And here’s the Yankees vs. Weaver.

PETT ROCKS: Andy Pettitte’s win over the Twins in the ALDS was his 15th career postseason victory, tying him for the top spot on the all-time list. A win today would move Pettitte past John Smoltz into sole possession of the record.

TEAM GAME: The only Yankees who didn’t play in Game 2 were CC Sabathia, Pettitte, Francisco Cervelli and Chad Gaudin. The 21 players used set a new ALCS record in an extra-inning game, and the 38 combined players used by both teams also established a new ALCS high.

AMERICAN PIE: Jerry Hairston received the walkoff pie for scoring the winning run in Game 2, and it was the 17th walkoff win for the Yankees this season (15 in the regular season, one in the ALDS and now one in the ALCS). One of the most important parts of all the walkoffs? The Yankees bullpen. Yankees relievers have allowed three earned runs in 17 2/3 innings pitched this postseason, and are 2-0 with two saves and 20 strikeouts. Without a lockdown pen, there’s no chance for the hitters to rally.

STUCK IN THE MUD: The Angels are supposed to be the crisp and fundamentally-sound club but they’ve made four errors in the first two games of the series and are hitting just .154 as a team.

NOT-SO-SUPERMAN: Vladimir Guerrero often wears a Superman t-shirt when he’s lounging around the clubhouse but the Yankees (along with many other major league teams this year) have been his kryptonite: He struck out twice with the bases loaded in Game 2, and stranded eight runners. He has only two RBI this postseason.

CAPTAIN’S LOG: Derek Jeter’s third-inning home run in Game 2 was his 19th career postseason homer, moving him past Reggie Jackson and Mickey Mantle and into sole possession of third place on the all-time list. (Full disclosure: Jeter has played 127 playoff games. Jackson played 77. Mantle played 65.)

RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger? (i.e. something so universally revered and coveted yet so attached to only one coast?)

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Dani California by Red Hot Chili Peppers

UPDATE, 1:54 p.m.: The sun is out, the Angels are on the field hitting and we’re hours away from Game 3. Not much from Girardi in the pregame – he talked a little about choosing Sabathia for short rest, instant replay and a few other things. Here’s the audio:

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Then CC came to the podium and did a very short press conference where he touched on what changes when you pitch on three days rest (basically, not very much at all). Here’s his interview:

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UPDATE, 2:02 p.m.: Chad here with some notes from Girardi’s session with the beat writers.

-  Brian Bruney is joining the team today. He’s not being activated, but there’s nothing left to do in Tampa. He’s just going to be around the team, kind of like Eric Hinske. Sergio Mitre and Ramiro Pena are not joining the team.
-  Everyone is available in the bullpen. Even though Mariano Rivera went 2.1 innings on Saturday, Girardi said it’s still possible for Rivera to get four outs today.
-  Not happy with the way Girardi has burned through relievers for only an out or two? Blame Chad Gaudin. Girardi said he’s comfortable playing matchups so often because he has Gaudin in his back pocket if the bullpen gets thin.
-  If the bench is finished and Girardi has burned his DH for some reason, would CC Sabathia be the emergency pinch hitter tonight? “I would probably have to say yeah,” Girardi said. “He definitely has the most power.”
-  Sabathia would not be the emergency pinch runner.

Finally, something I did not know: If you check the box score from Saturday night, David Robertson is listed at 33 pitches, but the Yankees have him at 25. They don’t count the pitches used for intentional walks.

UPDATE, 2:20 p.m.: Yankees are out on the side of the field, just starting to stretch while the Angels finish up BP. If you’re looking to kill some time, check out this story from Mike DiGiovanna of the Los Angeles Times. It’s all about the pitch Brian Fuentes threw to Alex Rodriguez in Game 2 and has this terrific quote from the always-quotable Torii Hunter on what he thought when he looked in from center field saw the catcher’s sign for a fastball away:

“I wanted to call timeout,” Hunter said. “I saw it and thought, ‘Nooooo!’ Alex is one of the greatest players in the game. You know he’s going to hit that pitch. There’s a short porch in right field. . . . We threw two fastballs inside, and he didn’t budge. Then we threw one away . . . that was weird.”

Jeter and Posada

UPDATE, 3:34 p.m.: There was a fairly large group of Yankees fans behind the visiting dugout for batting practice, but this place is slowly becoming a mass of red t-shirts. For me (Chad) this is the first I’m seeing Angel Stadium and I have no complaints about the place. It’s only the second time I’m seeing California — I covered the NCAA Tournament out here in 2002 — and again, it’s hard to complain.

That’s a shot of Derek Jeter and Jorge Posada during BP.

UPDATE, 4:10 p.m.: They’re playing “Enter Sandman” as we wait for the Angels to take the field. I always think that sounds weird when the Yankees are in the other dugout.

UPDATE, 4:14 p.m.: And we’re off. It’s 73 degrees at first pitch here. Lots of empty seats, though not surprising since it’s the middle of the afternoon on a workday. We’ll see if they fill in.

UPDATE, 4:15 p.m.: Three pitches in and it’s 1-0 Yankees. That was Jeter’s third career postseason leadoff home run, and third during this year’s playoffs. Absolutely drilled it to left.

UPDATE, 4:24 p.m.: Figgins on base is never good news. Meanwhile, the Angels gave out Thundersticks to fans on their way into the stadium. It sounds like … well, like a lot of people banging plastic sticks together all the time. Kind of irritating.

UPDATE, 4:28 p.m.: Great turn by Cano at second to hang in on the double play. Figgins was right on top of him and did a hard slide, but Cano didn’t bail out – that’s something he’s really improved on. A few years ago, he would often fade out into the outfield and his throws would sail; this time he stayed right on the bag and got plenty on his throw to first.

UPDATE, 4:42 p.m.: Not deep enough from Swisher to get the run in. Now it’s up to Melky to try to extend the lead.

UPDATE, 4:45 p.m.: Nothing doing. Melky grounds out and Weaver escapes.

UPDATE, 4:49 p.m.: Among the celebs in the house are Jack Nicholson, Adam Sandler and – my personal fave among that group – Pat Sajak. I went through a phase as a kid where I wanted to be a game show host. Sajak is cool, though I always liked Dick Clark on the old “$25,000 Pyramid.”

UPDATE, 4:57 p.m.: Weaver back at it. He’s at 40 pitches already. Pettitte has thrown 20.

UPDATE, 5:02 p.m.: Yankees needed to make Weaver work more there. Only 10 pitches to get three outs that inning.

UPDATE, 5:14 p.m.: Pettitte has thrown 33 pitches, which doesn’t count the 12 – yes, 12 – pickoff attempts he’s had through three innings.

UPDATE, 5:19 p.m.: Yup, Alex is “in a good place.” He kills it at Angel Stadium, and crushes one to left to make it 2-0. That’s his fourth homer of the postseason.

UPDATE, 5:22 p.m.: A-Rod also has nine RBI during this postseason, which is a new career-high for him. He had eight in 2004.

UPDATE, 5:25 p.m.: That homer by Alex gives the Yankees an even 10 for the postseason – four by A-Rod, three by Jeter, one each by Matsui, Posada and Teixeira. How many have they given up? Another round number. Zero.

UPDATE, 5:33 p.m.: Yanks let Weaver off the hook there. The Angels had Darren Oliver up and throwing, and one more hit probably would have knocked Weaver out.

UPDATE, 5:43 p.m.: And it finally pays off for Pettitte – he picks off Hunter and points his glove at Teixeira afterward for making a perfect throw to second.

UPDATE, 5:46 p.m.: It’s 51 pitches and 15 pickoff throws for Pettitte through four.

UPDATE, 5:50 p.m.: That was a brutal change-up from Weaver and Damon crushed it over the right-field fence. Weaver hadn’t allowed more than two homers in a game all season before today. Oliver is back up in the bullpen. This could be it for Weaver.

UPDATE, 5:52 p.m.: A-Rod just misses another homer. Weaver got lucky there.

UPDATE, 5:57 p.m.: Day game, night game – you guys don’t care. We cross the four-digit mark in comments before the end of the fifth and are already into Thread No. 2. Come on over.

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1,044 Responses to “ALCS Game 3: Yankees at Angels”

  1. Rob October 19th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    In-n-out is awesome!!! I wish they had them on the east coast… Five Guys is the closest burger play to in-n-out

  2. Aram October 19th, 2009 at 12:55 pm

    Firsties

    LETS GO YANKEEEES

  3. Aram October 19th, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    Fail, Seconds lmao

  4. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    3 hours and 3 minutes until Game 3!!!!!!!!

  5. Patrick October 19th, 2009 at 12:57 pm

    Aram, you realize it’s bannable to post “first” right?

  6. Myerburg October 19th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    who cares about In-N-Out Burger.. the left coast sucks

  7. radnom October 19th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    White Castle?

  8. Dan October 19th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Five guys is good, but definitely not In-N-Out. The closest you’ll get here is Shake Shack.

  9. Yankee Fan in Boston October 19th, 2009 at 12:58 pm

    Does Left Coast have Dunkin’ Donuts?

  10. m October 19th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks, Sam. Loving the afternoon games. Game starts @ 10:00 here.

    ______________________________________________________

    repost from last thread:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/…..id=4575831

    Good take on Game 2. If I’m reading it correctly the big mistake of game 2 in Bryant’s opinion was Fuentes challenging Alex.

    __________________________________________________

    If Alex hits a homerun today, I’ll be absolutely blown away. Not so much because it’s the postseason, but because it’ll be uncanny. Doesn’t he rake at Angels Stadium? I hope we dump a couple into the water (rock?) feature.

    __________________________________________________

    Random question of the day: What’s the deal with Megan Fox’s thumbs?

  11. KF October 19th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Rob,
    On long Island there is “ALL American” almost a cult following.

  12. Abdababdaserser October 19th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    the only Yankees who didn’t play in Game 2 were CC Sabathia, Pettitte, Francisco Cervelli and Chad Gaudin.

    ___________________________

    Slackers1

  13. Frank from Chatham, NJ October 19th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Thanks Erica for including my lineup…

    I’m not sure I should be considered a regular b/c I rarely post. But… I do read the Blog during the day more than my wife would like.

    I love reading the various interactive chats by the real regulars! Like you.

    And, the rest of the “realies” – they know who they are!

  14. ADam October 19th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger? (i.e. something so universally revered and coveted yet so attached to only one coast?)”

    Rays Hell Burger In DC… best burgers in the world….

  15. Brian from PA October 19th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    there is this little Irish-American burger chain on the east coast that’s really good. Do you have McDonald’s out west?

  16. vin October 19th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    “who cares about In-N-Out Burger.. the left coast sucks”

    I will not stand for such blasphemy! There’s not beating a double-double animal style.

  17. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 1:00 pm

    If Pedro Martinez steps in to the Bronx it’s on!!

    In just 3 games the Dodgers went from the pick to win the Nlcs
    to being the under dog.

  18. Dominik October 19th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Answer to Sam’s Random Question:

    Yes: The Yankees are an east coast institution that is universally revered and coveted.

  19. YanksinCA October 19th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    I am an East Coaster transplanted into Northern California. Let’s get one thing straight…In-N-Out sucks! They can keep them in California along with garlic fries (just as it sounds, french fries loaded with garlic).

  20. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    Thank Frank-

    Being nice to the GTLU-nazi will get you everywhere :-)

  21. kev October 19th, 2009 at 1:01 pm

    WHITE MANNA HAMBURGERS IN HACKENSACK NEW JERSEY

    its a must.

  22. vin October 19th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    “Doesn’t he rake at Angels Stadium? I hope we dump a couple into the water (rock?) feature.”

    Who was it on the post-game that called Angel Stadium “The Rock Pile?” Lorenz maybe?

  23. mick October 19th, 2009 at 1:02 pm

    Look for Arod to get a fat burger from Weaver up around the chin in his 1st AB.

    They will be looking to change our roll.

  24. crawdaddy October 19th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    “there is this little Irish-American burger chain on the east coast that’s really good. Do you have McDonald’s out west?”

    The origin of McDonald’s is California.

  25. MikeBoston October 19th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    My lineup (today does seem to be a good chance for Gardner to start)

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teix 1B
    Arod 3B
    Matsui DH
    Jorgie C
    Cano 2B
    Swish RF
    Gardner CF

  26. KF October 19th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    Erica,
    You must have an opinion on All American in Massapequa

  27. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:03 pm

    DT-

    I saw Brandon’s attempt. I can’t judge cause it obviously works :-)

  28. Erin October 19th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    OK, with all of the burger talk now that’s all I can think about. Note to self: must stop at McDonald’s on way home…
    :D

  29. Yanksgal07 October 19th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    I tried In-N-Out when I was in Cali …very good but with all the raves I expected more. I prefer Five Guys..my favorite burger. I’ve gone to numerous concerts at Madison Square Park but never tried the Shake Shack Burger which I hear everyone rave about. When I was at Citi Field for the Yankees/Mets the line was way too long so I tried the ribs at Blue Smoke and I must say they were quite yummy.

    Now I’m getting hungry ..time for lunch. I’ll be at the Stadium cheering the boys on with the rest of the fans. It should be a blast especially if the Yankees WIN !!!!!

    Go Andy !!!…

    Go Yankees 2009 !!!

  30. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    MikeBoston-

    I am not accpeting more line up submissions. Sorry

  31. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    -m

    I’ve never seen her thumbs,what’s up?

  32. Swishes Fishes October 19th, 2009 at 1:04 pm

    east coast equivalent of In-N-Out is Five Guys

  33. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    KF
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:03 pm
    Erica,
    You must have an opinion on All American in Massapequa
    ***

    Never tried it. I don’t find myself in Massapequa much

  34. crawdaddy October 19th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    Also, I’ve had In-N-Out more than a couple of times and though it’s pretty good, it’s still a bit overrated.

  35. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 1:05 pm

    LOVE all american!

    i grew up down the block from the wetson’s in valley stream, that was good too!

    also love in-n-out!

  36. EricVA October 19th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Geez….lots of you are correct. Living in Arlington, VA and growing up in Bergen County…White Mana is really good. So is Five Guys. But Ray’s Hellburger takes it.

  37. SD Yanks October 19th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    Does Left Coast have Dunkin’ Donuts?

    We do not. But there are about 17 other coffee franchises. None with munchkins though…

  38. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    there’s another all american on santa monica blvd in hollywood im pretty sure.

  39. m October 19th, 2009 at 1:06 pm

    vin,

    lol. Johnny Damon working at the Quarry. Points if you can guess the reference.

    KF,

    Bryant correctly pointed out that nobody was protecting Alex at that point. Tie game, you take your chances I guess. I would want our pitchers to do that. The worse that happens is a tie game, right? Unfortunately for Fuentes he hung that pitch. Better execution might have had better results.

  40. KF October 19th, 2009 at 1:07 pm

    Erica,
    It’s been written up in reviews, and talked about in Seinfield episodes as a must stop at when heading out east.

  41. Shawn October 19th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I’ve had Five Guys here in Rochester and I really enjoyed it.

  42. jennifer October 19th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    I’ll have to try All American my next trip out of the Island.

  43. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 1:08 pm

    There’s nothing that comes close to In-N-Out burger anywhere. I’m from long island and In-N-Out blows away All American Burger hands down. It’s been rated the best burger in the country in a bunch of different articles I’ve read too. Thank god for the place because I have to live without NY Pizza/Italian food

  44. m October 19th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    haiku,

    I told my daughter that Megan Fox is looking better nowadays. And she’s all, “Ewwww. Her thumbs are just nasty”. So I’m, “What are you talking about?” and she does a quick image search and all these pix of her thumbs come up. Apparently she has toe thumbs. :P

  45. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:09 pm

    KF
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:07 pm
    Erica,
    It’s been written up in reviews, and talked about in Seinfield episodes as a must stop at when heading out east.

    ***

    I know. I have heard of it, just never got there

  46. YankeeRay October 19th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    5 Guys in South Florida is awesome, love All American too

  47. bella October 19th, 2009 at 1:10 pm

    i’m from the LA area, and i think in-n-out is so overrated, yet i would kill for a dunkin donuts. my east coast friends are the exact opposite. i think it’s just about wanting what you can’t have.

  48. ANSKY October 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    Huh huh huh huh … hey Beavis … he said ‘Captain’s Log’

    Huh huh huh huh huh huh … yeah … that was funny.

    Sorry, Sam … couldn’t help it.

    I’m thinking the Angels will really come to play today. They’re the team NY’s had to watch out for most for several years. Sure, the Red Sox and Rays are usually tough games, but don’t the Angels have the best record against the Yanks going back several years? I can’t imagine the Angels being swept for even losing 3 in a row. I’m still expecting a hard-fought 6- or (hopefully not) 7- game series.

    Yes, game two was tough but in the end it’s no different than Philly’s 11-0 win over LA last night: It’s still 1 win for us and 1 loss for them.

    Pettitte had better come with his A-game, and the bats need to show up. I think, after an extended outing, Joe G would rather keep Mariano out of it if possible. Hey, Swish has a 0.00 ERA!

  49. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    “I told my daughter that Megan Fox is looking better nowadays. And she’s all, “Ewwww. Her thumbs are just nasty”. So I’m, “What are you talking about?” and she does a quick image search and all these pix of her thumbs come up. Apparently she has toe thumbs.”

    My girlfriend has the same thumbs! Actually thumb, as one of her thumbs is a “toe” thumb and one isn’t (im so happy she doesnt read this blog, or I’d be sleeping on the sofa tonight)

  50. YankeeRay October 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    If we play 500 ball the rest of the way we parade down the canyon. 6-6 will get it done but the stress of 2 game 7′s will kill me.

  51. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    -m
    toenail thumbs,what is that,You’ve peeked my interest?

    Do you have pictures? I need a visual and a good laugh.

  52. Ed October 19th, 2009 at 1:12 pm

    All American Burger

    4286 Merrick Road
    Massapequa, NY 11758

  53. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:13 pm

    I can live without Burgers. I cannot live without coffee and my Dunkin Donuts fix

  54. Shawn October 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Man I could really go for a burger from Five Guys right about now…

  55. Astorian October 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    I lived in southern California for awhile, In-N-Out is very overrated. It’s OK, but it’s not all that a lot of people make it out to be.

  56. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    cheeburger cheeburger!!!!!!! They’ve got great burgers…

  57. Mark in Tampa October 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    All-American is nasty and greasy, once you are past high-school, it is pretty difficult to stomach!

  58. ANSKY October 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm

    Sumo burger from Big Nicks on the Upper West Side.

  59. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:15 pm

    “cheeburger cheeburger!!!!!!! They’ve got great burgers…”

    I finished one of their 1 pounders before…still have my polaroid with the stuffed cheeburger!

  60. Ed October 19th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Mark –

    your probably right… i haven’t been there since high school, but I figured its the same idea

  61. Central Scrutinizer October 19th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Love In-N-Out. Been over 20 years since I’ve been in Cali. Thought All American was in Farmingdale on 109. I didn’t know there was a chain! Now in Florida, Anyone had Steak-N-Shake? Go Yankees. Keep on keeping on……..

  62. Andy In Sunny Daytona October 19th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Guthrie’s chicken.

  63. Erin October 19th, 2009 at 1:16 pm

    Blackaccord
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:14 pm
    cheeburger cheeburger!!!!!!! They’ve got great burgers…

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

    Mmmmmmm….for midwesterners it’s either the Billy Goat or Weber Grill. My personal favorite is Weber Grill.

  64. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    “Apparently she has toe thumbs”

    Megan Fox has thumbs? Can’t say I’ve noticed…

  65. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Hopefully Tex and Matsui show up with the bats today. If those guys don’t hit Arod is going to get terrible pitches to hit. Maybe the warmer weather will help them heat up.

  66. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    Jon Ringland
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    “cheeburger cheeburger!!!!!!! They’ve got great burgers…”

    I finished one of their 1 pounders before…still have my polaroid with the stuffed cheeburger!

    ****

    I got the 1/3 one and I thought I was going to die. LOL. I also got an order of fries not realizing it was an order of fries for 3 people.

    But the burger was def amazing. Next time I go I have to leave room for the shake

  67. pat October 19th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    “Apparently she has toe thumbs.”

    I’m guessing not a deal breaker. Most guys couldn’t tell you whether she has hands.

  68. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:17 pm

    “cheeburger cheeburger!!!!!!! They’ve got great burgers…”

    Yes, I agree with this…also a fan of Five Guys.

  69. Ed October 19th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    How about Portillos for the Midwest Erin?

  70. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    i lived in l.a. from 1995-2001 and in-n-out was a godsend.

    the coffee/donut situation in elay is just terrible.

    theres a million great mexican taco stands but all the gringos go to del taco b/c they cant order in spanish.

  71. Eugene October 19th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    In-N-Out Burger is amazing. You got to get animal style. White Castle isn’t that good.

  72. Mark in Tampa October 19th, 2009 at 1:18 pm

    Yeah, Steak-N-Shake is fairly similar to All-American. As to both of them, the food tastes OK, but an hour later, not so much. Once a year, at best, for either of them.

  73. 86w183 October 19th, 2009 at 1:19 pm

    Erica —

    I’m fightin’ back the tears about not getting in! I wrote that I agreed with DaveF who was the first one to put Gardner in CF — making me the second to make that prediction.

    I thought it would easier than typing everything out, but if that renders me ineligible for the $ 250 K Grand Prize so be it. Thanx for doing this, even though I play infrequently

  74. Erin October 19th, 2009 at 1:20 pm

    Ed
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:18 pm
    How about Portillos for the Midwest Erin?

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

    You’re right-how could I foget Portillos? Yum :)

  75. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Erica –

    I felt like I was gonna vommit. My friend’s claim to fame is not only finishing the pounder with me, but also downing a peppermint milkshake with it. Not to be too graphic, but he didn’t hold all of that Cheeburger goodness down for very long…

  76. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    86w183

    Oh- don’t cry!!!!!!

    Okay, I will accept you and MikeBoston but only caus eno one has leaked the line up yet

    Please please please try to get in before my deadlines :-)

  77. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:17 pm
    Jon Ringland
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:15 pm
    “cheeburger cheeburger!!!!!!! They’ve got great burgers…”

    I finished one of their 1 pounders before…still have my polaroid with the stuffed cheeburger!

    ****

    I got the 1/3 one and I thought I was going to die. LOL. I also got an order of fries not realizing it was an order of fries for 3 people.

    But the burger was def amazing. Next time I go I have to leave room for the shake
    ———————————–

    I ordered every topping on the menu for my burger and they couldn’t fit it in the burger.. so they brought every topping in small cups.. Their rings are pretty good as well..

  78. Vicki October 19th, 2009 at 1:21 pm

    On a somewhat related note, I am jealous of any place that has a Red Robin. I went there once and it was soooo awesome. I don’t understand why they can’t build one in the NYC/LI area (not willing to travel to Jersey).

  79. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    Jon Ringland
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:21 pm
    Erica –

    I felt like I was gonna vommit. My friend’s claim to fame is not only finishing the pounder with me, but also downing a peppermint milkshake with it. Not to be too graphic, but he didn’t hold all of that Cheeburger goodness down for very long…

    ****

    I can only imagine. What did you put on your burger??

    I think I went for cheddar and the usual veggie toppings

  80. guido October 19th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I lived almost 50 years on the east coast and the past decade on the west. In n Out is without a peer! But the east still has the Yankees!

  81. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 1:22 pm

    I think that the Angels thought that they could just show up and the Yankees would roll over for them because they have done so well against them. The same thing with the Red Sox vs. the Angels. The Red Sox found out the hard way, and I think the Angels will find out the hard way.

    repost

  82. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    Bring me the head of the rally monkey!!!

  83. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 1:23 pm

    red robin, home of the $12. burger.

  84. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    “I can only imagine. What did you put on your burger??

    I think I went for cheddar and the usual veggie toppings”

    If i recall correctly (it was 2 years ago), it was bbq sauce, onion rings and cheese. When I looked at the nutriotional info of what I had just eaten online, I never went back to the place (i ate 2 and a half days worth of fat in one meal).

  85. JT October 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm

    I lived near LA for 3 years – In N Out is heinously overrated. Extremely salty burgers. The fries are pretty good though.

    Now, if we can just convince JACK IN THE BOX to come to the east coast, I will die at a very young age from my horribly clogged arteries.

  86. Freddy October 19th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    Definitely Dunkin’ Donuts

  87. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 1:25 pm

    i’m from the LA area, and i think in-n-out is so overrated, yet i would kill for a dunkin donuts. my east coast friends are the exact opposite. i think it’s just about wanting what you can’t have.

    _____________________________________

    Maybe, you can get Dunkin Donuts coffee in the grocery store out here but it’s the closest thing you’ll get. I just recently found a Carvel in L.A. though :D i think dunkin donuts is the only thing we don’t have in terms of fast food, oh and white castle but that shouldn’t even be mentioned in a best burger conversation as far as I’m concerned

  88. Vicki October 19th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Five Guys I found kinda greasy, but it still tasted good. I love the Shake Shack at Citi. The burger was tasty, and the black & white shake was the most delicious thing ever. I think that’s the only reason I’d wanna go back there, lol.

  89. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    The Chili Burger @ Red Robin is great! I was also surprised by how good the Quesadilla Burger at Applebee’s turned out to be…

  90. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    Jon Ringland
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    “I can only imagine. What did you put on your burger??

    I think I went for cheddar and the usual veggie toppings”

    If i recall correctly (it was 2 years ago), it was bbq sauce, onion rings and cheese. When I looked at the nutriotional info of what I had just eaten online, I never went back to the place (i ate 2 and a half days worth of fat in one meal).

    ****

    Kind of like the Pizzeria Uno Deep Dish Spinoccoli debacle.

    How bad can a deep dish pizza with spinach and brocolli be???

    Well, it only has a mere 1,928 calories and 128 grams of fat. LOL. No wonder I always instantly felt my jeans tighten when I ate one

  91. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 1:26 pm

    I can’t believe everyone that lived in L.A. saying In-N-Out is overrated.. that’s just insane. Jack In The Box is not even close… it’s funny though people either like one or the other

  92. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    there used to be jack-in-the-boxes on long island. there was one in long beach for a long time.

  93. JT October 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    White Castle is awful. Though they did contribute Chicken Rings to society, so they get points for that.

  94. Erin October 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    JT
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:24 pm
    I lived near LA for 3 years – In N Out is heinously overrated. Extremely salty burgers. The fries are pretty good though.

    Now, if we can just convince JACK IN THE BOX to come to the east coast, I will die at a very young age from my horribly clogged arteries.

    ***************
    I’ve wanted to eat at a Jack in the Box ever since one was featured in Curb Your Enthusiasm. LOL

  95. Zak October 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    The closest thing to me, as far as an equivalent to In-N-Out Burger, would be Five Guys Burgers and Fries.. which is bangin’, by the way.

    Anyhow, as I said it before, no let up. I said it before the first game of the ALDS.. 11-0, Yanks. No prisoners.

    They can’t be stopped.. they’re on a mission from God. -Blues Bros.

    Mission 27, that is.

  96. suave October 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger? (i.e. something so universally revered and coveted yet so attached to only one coast?)

    WHITE MANNA In Hackensack and Jersey City!!!

  97. ANSKY October 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm

    Ham Fighters

    Your name reminded me. Once my wife and I (she’s Japanese) were watching a Japanese news show over here and the showed the highlights & scores form Japanese league the previous day. I asked her why the ‘Ham Fighters’ team had such a strange name. Like … what’s a ‘Ham Fighter’???

    She laughed a little and explained: Teams over there have identities more tied into their corporate sponsors’ names rather than the names of their cities. The ‘Nippon Ham’ corporation sponsors the ‘Fighters’ team.

    Now I get it.

  98. Shawn October 19th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    I enjoy the Royal Red Robin burger they have, the one with an egg on it (I know, so healthy :-P). I like their unlimited fries too.

  99. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:28 pm

    JT
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:27 pm
    White Castle is awful. Though they did contribute Chicken Rings to society, so they get points for that.

    ****

    White Castle sliders and Taco Bell bean burritos are the lowest forms of food on the food chain. Yet, I love them

  100. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Yeah, the Red Robin fries with their seasoning are great!

    The Richmond AA team coming in next year ended up named The Flying Squirrels. One of the name options was the Ham Bones but somehow that was considered racist and taken out as the NAACP complained.

  101. Central Scrutinizer October 19th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    NY had Red Robin years ago. One was in Hicksville or Levittown on Hempstesd Tpke. They also had one at Smithhaven Mall. Very Good indeed!

  102. 86w183 October 19th, 2009 at 1:30 pm

    Thanx Erica —

    For the record my less than detailed llineup post was at 12:15 on the last thread.

    I like five guys.. tried something called “Backyard Burgers” but the idiots put mustard on it… COMMUNISTS! Had a great burger at the Jim Beam Lounge at the new stadium… only cost $ 125 or so

  103. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    My burger knowledge of the East Coast is minimal, really only know of White Castle and those simply pale in comparison to In N Out.

    Some lunatics in California will try to argue that FatBurger is better than In N Out yet the ingredients are nowhere near as fresh, its more expensive, and In N Out does it animal style.

  104. MikeBoston October 19th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    Thanks for the late entry shot Erica!

  105. m October 19th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Jon Ringland, you’re a good man.

    Are you guys kidding? The east coast doesn’t have Jack in the Box? So you don’t see any of the lame commercials? Love their seasoned curly fries. Make a dipping sauce with their buttermilk and Frank’s hot sauce condiments. Michael Kay, mmmm it’s the best!

  106. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    HokieHill,

    OOOhhh, Red Robin…GREAT CALL!!!!

    I guess what this would require is one to differentiate between “fast food” and a “sit down” burger.

    They are both phenomenal burgers though.

  107. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    There used to be Jack n the Box AND Red Robin in the NY area but survival of the fittest killed them off.

  108. ANSKY October 19th, 2009 at 1:32 pm

    Erica … White Castle sliders and Taco Bell bean burritos are just edible rocket fuel.

    Hooo Nellie … the thread is spiralling out of control!

  109. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    From WTVR.com…this is just silly

    “RICHMOND – Hours after the Virginia State NAACP blasted Richmond’s new baseball team for considering the nickname “Hambones” the team has dropped the name from consideration.

    The NAACP considers Hambones offensive. Executive Director King Salim Khalfani says, “hambone was done on the plantation by African captives and was used at minstrel shows to entertain white audience.”

    “The fact that it [Hambones] is being considered for use is unacceptable, unfathomable and unconscionable,” Khalfani says.

    This afternoon Richmond Professional Baseball’s released the following statement:

    “Richmond Professional Baseball has removed the term Hambones from consideration for the name of the new franchise returning baseball to Richmond. The name was chosen from submissions made to the Richmond Times-Dispatch, and our sole intent was to utilize the concept of Virgina Ham and its history in the region. We were honestly unaware of any negative, derogatory, or offensive connotations. Our organization in no way intended to offend any individual or segment of society with its inclusion in our name the team contest. We offer a sincere apology to those that may have been offended by our mistake. We continue to build towards the exciting return of baseball to this great city and look forward to groundbreaking days ahead as the identity of the team takes shape.”

  110. Mark in Tampa October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    You haven’t had a real sandwich until you’ve gone to Primanti Bros. in Pittsburgh.

    Thick sliced bread, 2 handfuls of whatever meat you ask for, lettuce, tomato, etc, topped with a big handful of french fries and a fried egg. I think your receipt doubles as an angioplasty coupon!

  111. Ed October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Has anyone heard of Cherry Valley in Whitestone, they dont have burgers but they have sandwiches that bring a tear to my eye thinking about them

  112. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    i used to work in a smokehouse in vermont, so i spend half my time trimming, netting and hanging hams and pushing the racks of hams into and out of the smoker. then cutting and packing and spiral slicing hams. thus the name for my roto team.

  113. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Jack in the Box is disgusting food in every way.

    East Coasters are fortunate if they don’t have those…how the hell can Europe have Jack in the Box and not the East Coast?!

  114. m October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    ANSKY,

    Are you still living in Japan? Their western-style offerings and fast-food options are horrendous, no?

  115. JT October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    Taco Bell is as dangerous for me as it gets. I recently discovered that seamlessweb (website for ordering food delivery in major cities) will deliver Taco Bell to my apartment in NYC. I can sit on my couch, heck order Taco Bell through my iPhone (yes, theres an app for that) and have it brought to me. DANGEROUS

  116. Patrick October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm

    After reading this thread … no wonder 60% of Americans are obese

  117. erikp2 October 19th, 2009 at 1:34 pm

    Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger? (i.e. something so universally revered and coveted yet so attached to only one coast?)”

    The better question would be, is there a West Coast equivalent FOR JUST ABOUT EVERYTHING ELSE that we have in New York? In all seriousness I have never had In-and-Out myself, but the cultish following has to be respected on some level. Like many things LA, I wouldn’t be surprised if it was alot of glitz and image but totally lacking in substance.

  118. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Mark, that sounds delicious!!! Wow.

    Best sandwich I’ve ever had is a pastrami from Katz in NYC.

    That stuff is like butter and they are HUGE!

  119. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:35 pm

    Patrick
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:33 pm
    After reading this thread … no wonder 60% of Americans are obese

    ****

    Its not a problem if you indulge on special occasions.

  120. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    Patrick, TOUCHE!

    erikp2,

    I appreciate your sentiments, but In N Out is the real deal for a FAST FOOD burger…it is fast food, but it is always fresh ingredients, affordable, and delicious. The only flaw at In N Out is that you can’t add bacon.

  121. m October 19th, 2009 at 1:36 pm

    That’s the “A” lineup, right?

    I’ll just make my submission for tomorrow. :)

  122. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    Erica,

    Obviously many Americans don’t have the same self restraint we do :)

  123. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:37 pm

    “After reading this thread … no wonder 60% of Americans are obese”

    hahaha, exactly. Every now and then is OK, but its when these eating habits become eating HABITS that things take a turn for the worse. My attitude is eat healthy/exercise 85% of the time, and then go big or go home with the junk food when you do splurge.

  124. Shawn October 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Argh darn you Girardi! I gambled he would still have Swish bat before Cano, but I lost :-(. At least I got the Melky part right…

  125. JT October 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Mad Prince, I got a pastrami sandwich there a couple of weeks ago and it was incredibly dry. I was so disappointed cause everyone says its the best. Also, i hate the way that place is set up, I had to wait on 4 different lines to get a sandwich, motzah ball soup, and a drink. And the dude who gave the people in front of me soup, then told me I had to go to a different line to get soup. Weird place.

  126. mike October 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    I live in Massapequa, so I am surrounded by All American, 5 Guys and a Fatburger.

    I have family on the west coast and as good as In-N-Out Burger is, 5 guys is tops followed very closely by All American. Fatburger is a distant 4th.

    I know what i’ll be eating while i watch the game today

  127. Eugene October 19th, 2009 at 1:38 pm

    Sorry to change the subject but I love Arthur’s Tavern in Hoboken. The steaks are amazing and nothing compares to a liter of beer.

  128. pat October 19th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    “Love their seasoned curly fries.”

    Those were my fave at Arby’s too but haven’t seen one of those in this area in many years.

  129. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:39 pm

    “Sorry to change the subject but I love Arthur’s Tavern in Hoboken. The steaks are amazing and nothing compares to a liter of beer.”

    A liter of beer sounds so pleasant, but I’d feel weird actually ordering one

  130. JohnnyBoy October 19th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    5 guys is the left coast’s version.

  131. TD October 19th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I grew up in Oceanside NY ( 70s )… and remember the jack in the Box in Long Beach. never went in.

    Wetsons… and the Big W burger. Too bad they couldnt compete with McD and BK… wnet out of business.

    Best Burger in those days IMO… Texas Ranger Island Park.

  132. TD October 19th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    I grew up in Oceanside NY ( 70s )… and remember the jack in the Box in Long Beach. never went in.

    Wetsons… and the Big W burger. Too bad they couldnt compete with McD and BK… wnet out of business.

    Best Burger in those days IMO… Texas Ranger Island Park.

  133. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Is Five guys a chain?? Is that the one where they have a sack of peanuts that you can break and eat while waiting for ur order?

  134. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Congratulations to today’s winners of “Guess the Line Up”

    Rob in VT
    Andrew33
    YankeeRay
    Blackaccord
    Christina
    Shawn
    iiicollies
    Upstate Kate
    Ed H
    Fran
    Chris 2
    NYY626
    Andrew
    KF
    Vin

    A lot of people thought Gardner would be playing today so we had 15 our of 24 right which is a 62.5% winning percentage.

    Game 4 is at 7:57 tomorrow. GTLU will be played from 3-4:30

  135. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    AT SPORTS.YAHOO.COM under the blog tab,found another gem.

    Mayor Bloomberg(NY)extended Mayor Curt Pringle(Anaheim)the tradational civic leader foodstuff bet,on the outcome of ALCS.

    The Mayor(Anaheim) said,”Thanks but no thanks.”

    What does the Mayor Pringle know, that we don’t already know?

  136. Cato October 19th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    FYI, the reason that In-N-Out remains a regional phenomenon is that the restaurants are not franchised. All the In-N-Outs are owned by the founders’ family in a closely-held corporation. Almost every other fast food chain operates on a franchise model, so the successful ones tend to spread very quickly.

  137. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    JT,

    Bummer! The layout is a bit odd, I agree, but that is really sucky that you got such a dry sandwich.

    Ya know, that same thing happened to me at Carnegie deli…I was really let down by that place. I had a turkey sandwich and they stacked the turkey, but it was DRYER than anything I’d ever eaten sandwich-wise. I asked for some condiments and all they brought was mustard.

  138. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:41 pm

    Liter-O-Cola do we make liter-o-cola?

  139. Mark in Tampa October 19th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    “I live in Massapequa, so I am surrounded by All American, 5 Guys and a Fatburger.”

    Mike,

    How long have you lived there? I grew up in Nassau Shores, but haven’t lived there since I graduated from MHS in 1988.

  140. Joe October 19th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Is it 4:00 yet???????????

  141. Rishi October 19th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    anyone know the Angels’ lineup? interested to see what they do with Vladdy…

  142. JT October 19th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    We do get the Jack in the Box commercials here, just no restaurants. They are teasing me! Sonic too! But I hear there is a Sonic coming to Wappinger’s Falls. So that’s progress.

  143. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    Now that we have given free add space to Joeys Burger shop in philly, Tads and other Fast food joints can we talk baseball now?

  144. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:42 pm

    I hate when I goof-

    I am sorry, but Shawn and iiicollies did NOT win GTLU today.

    I am sorry for being a GTLU tease. We had 13 winners out of 24 for a 54.17% winning percentage

    My apologies for the confusion

  145. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    “Liter-O-Cola do we make liter-o-cola?”

    I don’t want a large Farva, I want a liter of cola!

  146. wally george October 19th, 2009 at 1:43 pm

    blue 9 burger on third ave and 13th street. pretty much identical burgers. theres actually several in n out clones in NYC now…

  147. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    Ed,

    I used to live around the corner from cherry valley for a few months many years ago.

  148. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    2 hours and 16 minutes until Game 3!!!!

  149. Shawn October 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    It’s ok Erica. I was so close! Oh well, not too bad for my second-ever GTLU entry. I’ll get it next time!

  150. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm

    JT,

    Sonic does not live up to the hype. Its not “bad” by any means, certainly a notch or two above Wendy’s, McD’s, BK, and the likes.

    The cool thing, however, is the ability to drive up and get curbside service…nice little touch.

  151. wally george October 19th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    although the NYC in n out clones don’t offer the hidden religious messages on their drink cups and straws like the kooky california chain…

  152. Eugene October 19th, 2009 at 1:45 pm

    Hey Jon, I had three liters of Yuengling then went to a bar for more drinks. It was a great time.

  153. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    Liter is french for give me some fu**in cola before I rip off your fu**in lips!!

  154. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    scioscia said he was not going to move vlad for game 3, according to the oc register.

  155. Vader October 19th, 2009 at 1:46 pm

    One of the best burgers I have ever had is located on the east coast in New Haven, CT, at a place called Louis Lunch.

    As for Katz…sorry if anyone had a bad time there, that is one place that I try to get to every time I’m in the city…by far one of the best Pastrami sandwiches ever made. One little thing…don’t lose your ticket.

  156. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    -Erica
    White Castle sliders are commonly called Belly Bombers!!!

  157. eric in queens October 19th, 2009 at 1:47 pm

    Greys papaya?

  158. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    how bout a nice organic salad with lowfat dressing?

  159. m October 19th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Oh, I would kill to try one of the million different slush combinations at Sonic. And to get rid of their stupid people in yacking in the car commercials.

    In a somewhat baseball related story, Johjima opts out of the last 2 years of his Seattle contract. Giving up some serious money to go home and play in Japan.

  160. JT October 19th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Mad Prince,

    Yeah, I actually had Sonic for the first time a couple weeks ago in Tennessee. First time I’d even seen one. It was solid. Nothing amazing, but it did the trick, and like you said, it seemed a little notch healthier than traditional fast food and the curbside service is pretty nice.

  161. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    if any of you ever make it out to Sacramento, CA, go to Squeeze In Burger.

    You can thank me later. :)

  162. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Should Matsui sit one game or come of the Bench, I know he can pop one but man he is half a player out on the field.

  163. Jon Ringland October 19th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    “Hey Jon, I had three liters of Yuengling then went to a bar for more drinks. It was a great time.”

    Impressive, especially bc drinking Yuengling is like eating a small meal.

  164. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 1:48 pm

    Want me to punch-a-size your face, for free?

  165. KO October 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    in Houston here, no in-n-outs here either. never had it, but have heard about it for years, if the company truly wanted to maximize its profits it sounds like expanding should be a no-brainer.

    excited for the game today- everyone keeps talking about “IF” the Yanks’ opponents play better, watch out etc… but what if the Yanks start playing better??? They’re already undefeated this playoffs but all the while not playing their best ball- especially their lineup. If their hitters really start busting out early in games like they did during the regular season… these other teams really won’t have a chance. Weaver has been known to give up some bombs to the Yankees. Let’s hope they get a couple guys on and someone pops one. Some guys are due to break out.

  166. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Burger Joint in Midtown?

  167. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 5 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 25 different winners. Here are the people with 2 or more wins:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 4 wins- 10/7, 10/9, 10/16, 10/19
    Upstate Kate – 4 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    Blackaccord – 3 wins – 10/7, 10/16, 10/19
    Ed H – 3 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    Fran- 3 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    Rob in VT – 3 wins -10/9, 10/16, 10/19
    Vin – 3 wins – 10/9, 10/16, 10/19
    Christina -2 wins – 10/11, 10/19
    Doreen – 2 wins – 10/7, 10/11
    KF – 2 wins – 10/11, 10/19
    NYY626 – 2 wins – 10/9, 10/19

  168. Brian October 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    Five Guys Burgers and Fries is the East Coast version of In and Out. Except its infinitely better although maybe less widespread and well known.

  169. Matt October 19th, 2009 at 1:50 pm

    In answer to the random question, yes Dunkin Donuts!

  170. Astorian October 19th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Just got Jack in the Box here in Albuquerque, NM a couple of months ago. So happy to have some of my SoCal food cravings satisfied. Now if only I could find a good fish taco here…

  171. vin October 19th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Just for clarification… we’re not talking about small chains, or the best burger you’ve ever had. We are discussing Sam’s initial question:
    “Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger? (i.e. something so universally revered and coveted yet so attached to only one coast?) ”

    In N Out is an institution. Is it the best burger I’ve ever had? No. (Candy’s Burger Shoppe in San Antonio). Is it always my favorite fast food burger? Not necessarily. I don’t eat them too often, but I do enjoy a nice $6 burger at Carl’s Jr.

    Part of In N Out’s mystique is that they are only located in the West. I heard that is because they don’t want any 1 restaurant to be farther than X hours from their distributor(s)/warehouses. They’re not franchised, and from what I’ve heard, they actually pay their burger-flippers relatively well.

    I wouldn’t mind trying a Big Kahuna Burger sometime. I hear it IS a tasty burger.

  172. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:51 pm

    Frank & Beans,

    Do you mean if we are in the WS or in the ALCS?

    ALCS he should be in the lineup every game.

    WS, I think he might have to be limited to PH duty…too much of a liability in the field…this is when Cano needs to step it up.

  173. xoxo October 19th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    -Scioscia

    is taking the G.Bush approach.Even if it’s wrong stick with it and fake it!!

  174. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    2 hours and 16 minutes until Game 3!!!!

    —————————————-

    I thought u forgot the countdown.. i dont remember seeing one for this game..

  175. JGS October 19th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    “and the last team to win its first five postseason games was the 1999 Yankees – who, you may recall, won the World Series”

    false–the 07 Rockies won their first 7, then got swept out of the Series

  176. betsy October 19th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    All-American burger is good, very good – but not because the burger and sides are so fantastic. They are good enough, but they taste even better sitting in your car, scarfing them down and listening to music. I am a foodie, big time – I love to eat. That said, I can’t imagine that In N Out is as good as people say. I love burgers, but sheesh, the way people rave about it is out of control.

  177. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    KO,

    In N Out actually did go through a MASSIVE expansion about 10 years ago from SoCal and spots in Arizona to a bunch of Northern California spots.

  178. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 19th, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Dan
    October 19th, 2009 at 12:58 pm
    Five guys is good, but definitely not In-N-Out. The closest you’ll get here is Shake Shack.

    ———————————-

    I do not know how good In-N-Out is b/c I have never been to one, but I doubt people consistently stand in line there for over an hour like at Shake Shack.

  179. vin October 19th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    “Want me to punch-a-size your face, for free?”

    :lol:

  180. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    Blackaccord
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:53 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:44 pm
    2 hours and 16 minutes until Game 3!!!!

    —————————————-

    I thought u forgot the countdown.. i dont remember seeing one for this game..

    ****

    I have been doing it. I swear. I usually do it once or twice per thread!

  181. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    BTW, purely stolen from Red Robin, the best burger recipe involves a teriyaki marinated burger w/pepper-jack cheese and a pineapple on top. I think Red Robin calls it the Hawaiian Burger and it’s awesome!

  182. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 1:55 pm

    have to agree that 5 guys is the closest equivalent

  183. wally george October 19th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    they have good service and not every damn person is ordering a shake..plus people like to get fat in their cars and drive thru. they actually pay the kids who work there a fair wage.

  184. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    vin,

    Great points…In N Out is delicious, I eat it probably once a month, but it is nowhere close to being my favorite burger.

    And you’re correct, they pay their employees VERY well..I think starting wages are something like $10-$11/hour which is pretty damned good considering what McD’s pays.

    However, they work their employees HARD which I don’t consider a bad thing.

  185. Gary Simms October 19th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    5 Guys w/o a question

  186. Patrick October 19th, 2009 at 1:56 pm

    “Want me to punch-a-size your face, for free?”

    Just get a large, Farva.

    I don’t want a large Farva! I want a g-damn liter-o-cola!

  187. Pat M. October 19th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    The fog has lifted here at the beach as I now head up the Freeway to Anaheim Stadium…..I will be stopping at In & Out to grab a double double to go…..Go Bombers…..Need to keep Aybar & Figgins off the bases…..Figgins is due to break out unfortunately……

  188. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    let’s go yankees,

    No one should stand in line for an hour for a burger. That’s just bad business if its a fast food joint. but again, In N Out isn’t the greatest burger in the world…it is somewhere between fast food and a sit down restaurant burger and they are FAST…with that, I’ve been in there many a times when it was packed, wall to wall with people, yet they get you your order usually within 10 minutes.

  189. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 1:58 pm

    “I wouldn’t mind trying a Big Kahuna Burger sometime. I hear it IS a tasty burger.”

    —————————————————–

    You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?

  190. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Pat M-

    Have you showered???

  191. PreteFunkEra October 19th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    Fudruckers has some of the best burgers around.

  192. vin October 19th, 2009 at 1:59 pm

    “I do not know how good In-N-Out is b/c I have never been to one, but I doubt people consistently stand in line there for over an hour like at Shake Shack.”

    There are 3 Shake Shack locations. Check out how many In N Out locations there are:
    http://www.in-n-out.com/locations.asp?view=all

    That may, just possibly, explain why people have to wait so long. Keep in mind I have waited 1/2 an hour at In N Out because they were so busy.

  193. T-Dubs October 19th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    I’m not sure if they have completely spanned the country yet but Dunkin Donuts used to be the East coast equivalent.

  194. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    PreteFunkEra
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Fudruckers has some of the best burgers around.

    ———————————-

    i was about to say that.. there’s one on Route 1 near edison/north brunswick.. pretty pretty good..

  195. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 2:00 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Pat M-
    Have you showered???

    Nick in SF is going to the game – did you get him to shower too?

  196. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    “Yeah I’ve been craving burgers too…fur burgers.”

  197. raymagnetic - (Big Game Pettitte = Yanks up 3-0) October 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    “They can keep them in California along with garlic fries (just as it sounds, french fries loaded with garlic).”

    Garlic fries are french fries loaded with garlic?!?!? Who’da thunk it :???:

  198. betsy October 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Where is 5 Guys? I love burgers – I would travel a bit for one (for any good food, really).

  199. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 19th, 2009 at 2:00 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:59 pm
    Pat M-
    Have you showered???

    Nick in SF is going to the game – did you get him to shower too?

    ****

    No, Nick never mentioned an Anaheim jinx. I was not concerned

  200. MR.OCTOBER October 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    WOW IN-N-OUT burgers are awesome. The closest thing is probably Five Guys or you can also check out FAT BURGERS.
    Recommedation go to a real FAT BURGERS such as the one in Jersey City NJ(not the kind that are popping up in food courts lately). FAT BURGERS can provide you with a great West Coast Burger Chain experience. AGAIN I STRESS TO GO TO A “REAL” FAT BURGERS NOT ONE LOCATED IN A FOOD COURT you will not be disappointed!

  201. Phil_CT October 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Five guys is definitely the closest east coast equivalent. Shake Shack is probably a close second, but I don’t think there are that many here (none near me in CT).

    In-N-Out is a mandatory stop every trip into Las Vegas.

  202. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    Today in Yankees History October 19, 1949 Yankees trade Joe Gordon to Cleveland for Allie Reynolds

  203. Emily October 19th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    Vin, Starting pay for an In N Out employee in Tucson, AZ is $9.50 an hour… Not bad for flippin’ burgers.

    They built In N Out in Tucson about 2 years ago, before that I had to drive to Phx to get a double double, but it was sooo worth the drive. Now living in New Jersey, I miss having an In N Out only 15 minutes away. I have yet to find a cheesebuger that is as good as a Double Double. Although Top’s Diner in Newark has pretty good burgers, as does the West 22 Diner in Springfield, NJ.

    For a really good burger (and possible the best Toasted Marshmallow Shake EVER go to Stand in Union Square http://www.standburger.com/ ) It’s pretty good.

  204. MR.OCTOBER October 19th, 2009 at 2:02 pm

    BETSY
    Five guys are starting to spring up around North Jersey.

  205. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 2:04 pm

    “Yeah I’ve been craving burgers too…fur burgers.”

    ___

    NPH would never steal a car.

  206. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    Okay. The A.P. cookies are done. I finally decided on Almond Pizzelle (with anisette). The CC cookies got a little boost from creme de cacao, but the AJ cookies got no alcoholic boost, and the game wasn’t as strong as the first one. :lol:

    The Arroz con Pollo is marinating (well, the pollo is marinating, the arroz is still in the bag!). And I’m adding petite peas to the concoction. Now, if I can fine a petite shiraz to drink, we’ll be all ready.

    I’ve done my job. Now it’s time for the Yankees to do theirs. :lol:

  207. Zach in Port Jeff October 19th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    In-n-Out Burger is very good.

    I’ll always have a soft spot for Carl’s Jr.

    And the burgers at Bob’s Big Boy in Burbank definitely hit the spot. Plus, you can take a picture with the Big Boy after you’ve stuffed your face.

    The East Coast doesn’t fare well in terms of quality chain burger joints, but there are definitely some local establishments which serve quality burgers.

    Louis Lunch in New Haven is the best burger I’ve ever had.

  208. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:05 pm

    “Anybody who doesn’t think that the best hamburger place in the world is in his home town is a sissy.”
    Calvin Trillin

  209. David October 19th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    The East coast equivalent to In / Out Burger is Five Guys Burger. A couple of locations have popped up in NYC. I have mostly seen it in Florida or Georgia… In my opinion Five Guys is actually a bit better than In / Out. Not by much but its close.

  210. Patrick October 19th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    betsy, depends where you live but they are all over the place now.

    There’s one in Hoboken, a couple in manhattan, a few in Brooklyn, etc

  211. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 19th, 2009 at 2:06 pm

    The Mad Prince in Pinstripes
    October 19th, 2009 at 1:58 pm
    let’s go yankees,
    No one should stand in line for an hour for a burger. That’s just bad business if its a fast food joint. but again, In N Out isn’t the greatest burger in the world…it is somewhere between fast food and a sit down restaurant burger and they are FAST…with that, I’ve been in there many a times when it was packed, wall to wall with people, yet they get you your order usually within 10 minutes.

    ————————————–

    The lines are insane at the Madison Square Park location, but the food is pretty damn good. The last time I went there was on a Wednesday afternoon around 3:30 and the line was so long I had to wait 45 minutes. I would not dare go near there at lunchtime b/c an hour is actually the minimum wait on most days.

    Also, they have actually installed a webcam, so you can see how long the line is on their website.

  212. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 2:07 pm

    Mr. October…I do not agree on the Fat Burger bit….nothing compared to an In N Out, but if its as close as you can get in NY, then I guess that’s the way it goes…I’m sure the east coast has SOMETHING more comparable, no?

  213. Homer's Bush October 19th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    Five Guy’s is great, they’re spreading like wildfire.

    I’m suprised Duchess has spread out more than it has.

  214. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:08 pm

    “A Hamburger is warm and fragrant and juicy. A hamburger is soft and nonthreatening. It personifies the Great Mother herself who has nourished us from the beginning. A hamburger is an icon of layered circles, the circle being at once the most spiritual and the most sensual of shapes. A hamburger is companionable and faintly erotic. The nipple of the Goddess, the bountiful belly-ball of Eve. You are what you think you eat.”
    Tom Robbins

  215. Pat M. October 19th, 2009 at 2:09 pm

    Erica, no shower…I did swim so laps this morning……Go Yanks, catch you guys later

  216. Emily October 19th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    I must try this “Five Guys” you all speak of.. Are there any near Union, NJ?

  217. Ed October 19th, 2009 at 2:10 pm

    all of a sudden im starving

  218. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    I imagine most of the changes in CC’s routine for short rest involve either more or less RBI Baseball.

  219. Patrick October 19th, 2009 at 2:11 pm

    If you want to find a Five Guys near you go here: http://www.fiveguys.com/locations.aspx

    Emily, looks like the closest one to you is at the Millburn Mall

  220. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:13 pm

    Yankees and Angels a 5 rating National, while the Phils Dodgers did a 3.5 rating National. The NLCS is horrific tv

  221. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 2:14 pm

    The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 1:31 pm

    My burger knowledge of the East Coast is minimal, really only know of White Castle and those simply pale in comparison to In N Out.

    Some lunatics in California will try to argue that FatBurger is better than In N Out yet the ingredients are nowhere near as fresh, its more expensive, and In N Out does it animal style.

    _________________________________________

    agreed. fatburger doesn’t come close to In-N-Out, although their chocolate shakes are amazing

  222. mbw October 19th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    it’s not a burger but…. there’s no Taylor Ham on the left coast!

  223. Joe October 19th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Can we please talk about baseball and not food??????????/

  224. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 2:15 pm

    Or it’s just a way to eat a Hamburg steak with your hands.

  225. Charlie in SD October 19th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    As a transplanted east-coaster, I’d answer Sam’s question with “Dunkin’ Donuts” hands down. It’s the first thing I get when I get off the plane. (and sometimes the last thing i get before I leave) If the equivalent has to be a food place, then I’d say any east coast pizza joint. They don’t know a thing about pizza over here. It’s taken me a couple years to find places that are close, and of course, they’re run by former New Yorkers.

    Oh, and in response to Vin’s post at 1:51 – I’ve had a Big Kahuna burger. It was good, and ridiculously huge. It was at least 7″ across.

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  226. Emily October 19th, 2009 at 2:16 pm

    Thanks Patrick! Looks like it’s only a couple miles away. Awesome.. Will be making a trip sometime this week. :)

  227. Mike B. October 19th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    I’m going to have to agree with other readers and say that Five Guys is what I would consider to be the closest equilivent. I am kinda biased though because I haven’t tried In-N-Out.

  228. Jason October 19th, 2009 at 2:18 pm

    “You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France?”

    Royale with cheese.

  229. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 2:19 pm

    I hope that at least 5 Guys on the Yanks have Weaver goin In N Out of his mind today.

  230. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    second random question:

    does the northeast have the equivelent of Chick-Filet and/or Bojangles Chicken & Biscuits ??

    that said, will take NY ethnic food/restaurants over anywhere in the nation

  231. Emily October 19th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    Being on the East Coast for a little over 3 months, I am really missing Eegee’s.. (Come on, I know someone on here knows what I’m talkin’ about!)

  232. Zach in Port Jeff October 19th, 2009 at 2:21 pm

    No Tarantino references please.

  233. JT October 19th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Interesting, theres a 5 guys 4 blocks from my apartment! I think I may have to try this place tonight!

  234. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:22 pm

    Joe
    October 19th, 2009 at 2:15 pm
    Can we please talk about baseball and not food??????????/

    What do you want to talk about

  235. Zach in Port Jeff October 19th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    Emily,

    In case you haven’t seen this:

    http://www.eegees.com/crossOrder.htm

  236. Rishi October 19th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

    thanks for the updates!

  237. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    “You know what they call a Quarter Pounder with cheese in France”

    answer = one crap/overrated movie

  238. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 2:24 pm

    If the bench is finished and Girardi has burned his DH for some reason, would CC Sabathia be the emergency pinch hitter tonight? “I would probably have to say yeah,” Girardi said. “He definitely has the most power.”
    - Sabathia would not be the emergency pinch runner.

    ____

    I would love to see a CC AB at some point.

  239. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 2:26 pm

    in and out definitely lives up to it’s name. i stopped at one on the way to the airport in SF, flying back to DC and let me tell you, it went in, and then fought to come out.

  240. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:27 pm

    Joe,

    Did you know that A-rod has 4 career homeruns and 5 RBI vs weaver.

    Its a stat that Pete would have given us.

  241. JB October 19th, 2009 at 2:28 pm

    Dunkins, but i dont think they are down the whole east coast.

  242. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    “I would love to see a CC AB at some point.”

    If they win 2 more games, you will definiely get your wish.

  243. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Jeter is batting .118 vs Weaver

  244. Rishi October 19th, 2009 at 2:29 pm

    Angels Lineup:

    Angels

    Chone Figgins, 3B
    Bobby Abreu, RF
    Torii Hunter, CF
    Vladimir Guerrero, DH
    Juan Rivera, LF
    Kendry Morales, 1B
    Howie Kendrick, 2B
    Mike Napoli, C
    Erick Aybar, SS
    Jered Weaver, P

  245. charlestonchew October 19th, 2009 at 2:30 pm

    We are going to sweep this series.

    It’s going to be great.

  246. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Tex has 2 hr and 7 RBI vs Weaver

  247. raymagnetic - (Big Game Pettitte = Yanks up 3-0) October 19th, 2009 at 2:31 pm

    Jackson Hole’s burgers in New York City are pretty good if you like a gigantic burger to eat.

  248. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    What time does Monday Night Football start?

  249. Emily October 19th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff, Oh I have, Was actually thinking about doing that for my bday next week. Cause my roommates and coworkers have never experienced it’s greatness, although I don’t know how great it will be considering it’s 40 damn degrees here. but what I really want is the Ranch Fries… and I can’t order those. Disco Fries have been holding me over till I go out there next month.

  250. upstate kate October 19th, 2009 at 2:32 pm

    Our small town finally got a Dunkins a few years ago. I drove by the construction site every day for a month waiting for it to open. Tim Hortons, Canadian equivilant of DD, is good also.

  251. Mike R October 19th, 2009 at 2:34 pm

    “RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger? (i.e. something so universally revered and coveted yet so attached to only one coast?)”

    Five Guys FTW!

    Awesome burgers. Absolutely delicious. I’ve never had an In-and-Out Burger, but I’d have a hard time believing that they’re much better than Five Guys.

  252. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 2:35 pm

    I can do without in and out but when I am on the west coast I gotta have some pioneer chicken.

  253. bob October 19th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Our small town finally got a Dunkins a few years ago. I drove by the construction site every day for a month waiting for it to open. Tim Hortons, Canadian equivilant of DD, is good also.
    —————–
    Tim Hortons rules ! its here in CT and all over by my in laws in the buffalo NY area. Great coffee and Horton was a great hockey player
    ——————–
    Go Yanks !

  254. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    Posada batting .143 with 1 hr 3 rbi vs weaver

  255. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    “RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger? (i.e. something so universally revered and coveted yet so attached to only one coast?)”

    How about championship level baseball?

  256. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 2:37 pm

    Ha Ha,on http://www.nesn.com

    an article stating that Matt Holliday prefers Yankees,Mutts,over Socks.They must feel hurt,bwahahah!!

    Also there’s an article up,asserting Andy has to come up big for the Yankees today.
    Isn’t Weaver carrying the weight of the team today,the series can’t be won, no matter what in Anaheim?

  257. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:39 pm

    Robbie is 6-15 batting 400 with 2 rbi vs weaver

  258. m October 19th, 2009 at 2:41 pm

    Okay, I got on trisha for her manager crush on Gardenhire.

    But watching Scioscia just now, if he weren’t the manager of the Angels, he’d be a good guy.

    I know that doesn’t make sense because he made the Angels what they are.

    But I’m loving his facial expressions. On and off the field.

  259. Stan October 19th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    When in the Tampa area go where Boomer Wells and George Steinbrenner met when he signed his last Yankee contract …. Pete & Shorty’s. Great burgers and ribs.

  260. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    Johnny D 6 K’s in 19 AB. not good vs weaver

  261. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 2:42 pm

    “Isn’t Weaver carrying the weight of the team today,the series can’t be won, no matter what in Anaheim?”

    The series very much can be won in Anaheim, but the home team can’t win the series in Anaheim. They’d have to actually win a game in below 50 degree weather to win the entire series. I have tickets to a potential Game 6 at Yankee Stadium and I am pretty confident I will be getting refunded my money for those tickets instead of there being an actual game.

  262. pub October 19th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    SPANK the rally MONKEY !!

  263. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:44 pm

    I know Dunkin comes as far south as Virginia…not sure how much farther down it goes. They are not as prevalent here (not like most fast food chains) but you can usually find one within a reasonable vicinity

  264. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    The Melk Man one hit in 12 AB vs Weaver

  265. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 2:45 pm

    “SPANK the rally MONKEY !!”

    TOS violation ??

    :)

  266. crawdaddy October 19th, 2009 at 2:46 pm

    Arod won’t get crap to hit as they pound him inside and throw him pitches down and away in trying to get him to chase. It’s up to Matsui, Posada, Cano and Swisher to do damage when they pitch around Arod.

  267. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    “I know Dunkin comes as far south as Virginia…not sure how much farther down it goes. They are not as prevalent here (not like most fast food chains) but you can usually find one within a reasonable vicinity”

    Mr Donut used to be a really good franchise. Don’t know if they even exist any longer

  268. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Ham Fighters- did you work at Harrington’s, McKenzies or the Pork Shop?

  269. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:47 pm

    Matsui san 2 hits in 10 AB vs weaver

  270. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 2:48 pm

    I would put Gardenhire and Scosia at the very top of the list of best managers in baseball.

  271. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    If we’re moving to doughnuts I’d have to take Krispy Kreme over Dunkin, especially if they’re from an actual Krispy Kreme restaurant and not just in the grocery store…

  272. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:50 pm

    heh, that should be donuts…

  273. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 2:52 pm

    Andrew
    You know I meant the Angels can’t when the series in Anaheim.come on man!!

    Of course the Yankees can,that’s the plan.

  274. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    i worked at the farmers diner’s smokehouse in barre

  275. Bronx Born October 19th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    5 Guys is the closest thing on the East coast to In and Out. I actually like 5 Guys a little more for their burgers and dogs. Fries in both places are freshly cut and made. Real Fries which I love. In and Out has pretty good shakes though!

  276. m October 19th, 2009 at 2:53 pm

    Krispy Kreme! I was trying to think of the doughnut place that’s expanding like crazy, but not here yet. Although there is one on maui. So when people come home from there they bring back Krispy Kreme donuts as omiyage (gifts from a particular place).

  277. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 2:54 pm

    I would put Gardenhire and Scosia at the very top of the list of best managers in baseball.

    ___

    I agree, but Scoscia complains ALOT. He is the managing equivalent of David Ortiz when he is batting and has a strike called that isn’t directly down the center of the plate.

    Take the call at 2nd the other day. There should be NO neighborhood play. He didnt step on 2nd base. if he took the time to, maybe he misses the double play. These are rules and trust me, the yankees had their share of crappy calls this year…

  278. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 2:56 pm

    “if we’re moving to doughnuts I’d have to take Krispy Kreme over Dunkin, especially if they’re from an actual Krispy Kreme restaurant and not just in the grocery store”

    their boston cream (and assorted others seem fine). However, if we’re talking about the traditional/signature krispy kreme glazed, you can keep that sh*t down there :)

  279. iiicollies October 19th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    krispy kreme came to Cedar Rapids a few years back and fell flat on their face, sort of like their donuts

  280. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    Tex’s friend

    the call when Jeter got to first and was called out.The camera in review showed he was safe,same game.

  281. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 2:57 pm

    “if we’re talking about the traditional/signature krispy kreme glazed, you can keep that sh*t down there”

    I wasn’t sharing anyway!

  282. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Line up vs Weaver. Numbers dont look so good.

    I still say Yankees in 7 my daughter picked them in 4.

    1. Jeter is batting .118 vs Weaver
    2. Johnny D 6 K’s in 19 AB. not good vs weaver
    3. Tex has 2 hr and 7 RBI vs Weaver
    4. A-rod has 4 career homeruns and 5 RBI vs weaver.
    5. Matsui san 2 hits in 10 AB vs weaver
    6. Posada batting .143 with 1 hr 3 rbi vs weaver
    7. Robbie is 6-15 batting 400 with 2 rbi vs weaver
    8. Swisher 5 his in 22 AB
    9. The Melk Man one hit in 12 AB vs Weaver

  283. raymagnetic - (Big Game Pettitte = Yanks up 3-0) October 19th, 2009 at 2:58 pm

    Maybe Scoiscia is so good because the AL West sucks and has sucked for a very long time?

    The Angels have made the WS exactly once while having Scoiscia as the manager.

    Fat Scoiscia may be one of the most overrated managers in the game simply because his team has beaten the Yankees a lot in the past few year. JMO

  284. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 2:59 pm

    m sorry to break it to you but krispy kreme stopped expanding and is closing stores all over.

  285. Ham Fighters October 19th, 2009 at 3:00 pm

    krispy kreme got kremed by dunkin donuts in markets where they competed. almost all the competing krispy kremes closed.

  286. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    Krispy Kreme sort of died in NYC. I think they came right at the heart of the lo-carb rage and were considered evil or something. They are extremely sugary.

    The smell of Dunkin Donuts always reminds me of being a kid sneaking off to MSG

  287. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    “I wasn’t sharing anyway”

    Hokie: fair enuf. Cuz i can’t dog a fellow college football fan : )

  288. vin October 19th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    That quote from Hunter is priceless. Even though he seems to pound more balls in the dirt than anyone in the game, I was hoping the Yanks would sign him after the ’07 season. I thought he would help improve the clubhouse culture, play a quality CF, and succeed at the bottom of the lineup.

    Of course I wouldn’t have signed him for the amount the Angels did. That really caught me off guard.

  289. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 3:04 pm

    Tex’s friend

    the call when Jeter got to first and was called out.The camera in review showed he was safe,same game.

    EXACTLY.

    but i was saying all game that aybar was around the plate and not on it. finally they called him on it.

    Ask Jeter how he feels about calling out on the neighborhood play. Like that game he was called out at 3rd, when he had to be tagged and wasnt.

    Finally one ump finally did something right.

  290. Shawn October 19th, 2009 at 3:05 pm

    Oh man another 1 hour 10 minutes! If only I wasn’t going to be in class! >:-(

  291. vin October 19th, 2009 at 3:06 pm

    I see we’re talking doughnuts now.

    Dunkin Donuts came to Vegas a couple years ago. There was a lot of buzz about it, especially considering how many east-coasters there are here. I have no clue how they are doing. I haven’t even tried one out here yet.

  292. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 3:07 pm

    yeah, Krispy Kreme would have been smart to stay out of the north-east where Dunkin has too much of a hold….plus, another big issue for them up north was that their coffee is not very good, which is half (if not more) the reason people like Dunkin to begin with. They expanded to quickly and it just didn’t work out…they also toyed too much with non-doughnut foods and that really hurt.

  293. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 3:08 pm

    The Yankees pitching according to Yes.
    5-0 with a 1.59 era.

    with 52 strike outs.

    Thats crazy!

  294. Robbykid October 19th, 2009 at 3:09 pm

    What time is the first pitch actually going to be thrown?

  295. Drive 4-5 October 19th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Gotta love this blog. We’re an hour away from the next biggest game of the season and the talk is about food. Meanwhile, I just started making a turkey chili. We not only know our baseball here, but we know how to eat.:)

    For some reason I have more butterflies in my belly about this game than I did for Game 2 ( which I’m proud to say my wife & I attended and stayed till the pie was served).Maybe it’s because this one could put us up 3 -0 and within closer sight of the World Series.

  296. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    Just heard this one it was funny.

    Ok so Bill Parcells and Mike Francessa had a child together and they named him REX RYAN.

    LOL I almost fell off my chair.

  297. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 3:10 pm

    I think yu have to at least sweep your foot near the bag to get the out at 2nd.

    McCarver was upset and said that he doubted that Aybar had touched the base all night. When replays proved him wrong he even admitted that he was wrong which was somewhat shocking.

    Not that he was wrong but that he admitted to such.

  298. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 3:11 pm

    Any one else know tat Kim Jones is an Angels fan. That must suck watching your team lose against the team you cover.

  299. upstate kate October 19th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    Drive 4-5
    was that you holding the WE WANT PIE banner?

  300. betsy October 19th, 2009 at 3:16 pm

    LOL at Francesca …..he lists all the reasons why the Yankees are winning, except starting pitching

  301. JT October 19th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Does McCarver EVER think a call should have gone the Yankees way?

    He’ll always come up with some reason why it should go against the Yankees. It’s ridiculous. He has no credibility and its a shame they continue to put him on the air. (Tex was off the bag, Mathis doesnt have to actually tag A-Rod in the homeplate collision – ok Tim, whatever)

    I like that Buck seems to keep him in check more than he used to.

    I think the only thing worse was Joe Morgan claiming he could see that Nick Swisher’s foot was just above the base, not touching it, from the press box. WOW

  302. Eugene October 19th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    I work right around the corner from the Millburn mall and I still haven’t had a Five Guys burger. I have had the fries and those are amazing.

  303. betsy October 19th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    No 5 Guys on Long Island?

  304. Bleeding Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Am I the only one who is upset by all these so called baseball “analysts” or “experts” suggesting that Girardi misused the bullpen in game 2?!? I mean, we won the game because of the bullpen! No manager should ever coach a game assuming it will go 20 innings…in fact, with the offense of the yankees the manager should be doing everything possible to just get the yankees another at bat!

  305. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 3:17 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    October 19th, 2009 at 3:10 pm
    I think yu have to at least sweep your foot near the bag to get the out at 2nd.

    McCarver was upset and said that he doubted that Aybar had touched the base all night. When replays proved him wrong he even admitted that he was wrong which was somewhat shocking.

    Not that he was wrong but that he admitted to such.
    *****************************************************
    I like McCarver he was one of the Brave ones in the media that was standing up for JEter, when he said that several writers were hidding after saying that Jeter was done and that he was overated. OOOPS how did that play at fox when Ken Rosenthal was one of them.

  306. betsy October 19th, 2009 at 3:19 pm

    Oops, missed the 5 Guys locator – thanks!
    Well, per Francesca, Molina stinks and Andy is going to have a bad game tonight. Same old same old – the guy never does anything but complain

  307. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 3:20 pm

    Drive 4-5…Chili will not help with the butterflies!

    Melding the topics of burgers and doughnuts we have the Gateway Grizzlies of the Frontier League…they serve a bacon cheeseburger that uses Krispy Kreme doughnuts instead of hamburger buns. Don’t worry, it’s only 1000 calories and 45 grams of fat!

  308. Mark in Tampa October 19th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    stan,

    The particular Pete & Shorty’s on Dale Mabry where Wells signed the contract is no longer there. There are a couple of them still in Pinellas county(across the bridge). I used to eat lunch there often when I worked in Tampa, and I would see Steinbrenner in there and Malio’s all the time.

  309. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    Bronx jeer

    He had to admit it the replay showed the base wan’t touched.

    Oh by the way love your comments to Pete at his new gig!

  310. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 3:22 pm

    “Am I the only one who is upset by all these so called baseball “analysts” or “experts” suggesting that Girardi misused the bullpen in game 2?!? I mean, we won the game because of the bullpen!”

    only in new york. This is the kinda crap you don’t see other places, and don’t know exists unless you live here. It makes a place like St Louis look pretty good.

  311. raymagnetic - (Big Game Pettitte = Yanks up 3-0) October 19th, 2009 at 3:23 pm

    Speaking of donuts and burgers, and Krispy Kreme check out Krispy Kreme’s donut burger!

    http://www.cbsnews.com/stories.....0067.shtml

  312. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I think this will be a good game. Tex, Matsui, and some of the others need to step up. I think they will and when that happens this team will be even more dangerous.

  313. m October 19th, 2009 at 3:25 pm

    I’m really hoping we can win this series quickly for a number of reasons. Near the top of the list is no more Aybar’s ugly mug.

  314. upstate kate October 19th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    donuts and burgers together…that is just wrong

  315. PittsburghYankeeFan October 19th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    Interesting game coming up.

    Jered Weaver is 1-1 against the Yankees this year, with a WHIP over 1.5. He was down 4-0 in each of his three games against the Yankees by the 4th inning.

    Andy Pettitte is 0-2 against the Angels this year, and they are batting .280-.300 against him. Despite this, it was Andy getting onto jams, and the BP imploding on him, that led to both Angels losses.

    Look for a lot of runs.

  316. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 19th, 2009 at 3:27 pm

    You guys are missing the point. Although Ray’s Hell Burger is amazing, it is not a chain.

    In N’ Out is a chain, but still greatly delicious !

    Go Yankees !

  317. Jones October 19th, 2009 at 3:31 pm

    “Is there an East Coast equivalent of In-N-Out Burger?”
    Five guys is pretty good. & In the South East, they got Whataburger which I heard is good.

  318. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 19th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    http://www.dcnearlyweds.com/up.....751126.JPG

  319. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 3:34 pm

    At http://www.yankees.mlb.com

    Mariano is up for the Pepsi clutch performer of 2009,he needs your votes.Plus you can win tickets to the All Star Game in 2010.

  320. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 3:35 pm

    Its really annoying to see Scioscia stand on top of the dugout and look or shout at the ump for every pitch.. Its like do you want to complain for every pitch?? Also, Aybar and figgins annoy me more than any other angel.. Aybar is like another orlando cabrera, more action than performance.. Funny to see figgins yell after hitting the double.. it sounded like a 10 year old screaming..

  321. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 3:36 pm

    A donut hamburger bun is just ridiculous.

    McCarver was complaining that the base is seldom actually touched but the call is always “out”

    Replays showed that Aybar had in fact touched 2nd in every previous double play.

    McCarver is right but usually the player will sweep his foot while rotating to get the throw off which Aybar neglected to do.

    It was too obvious a “miss” to call Jeter out in the eyes of the ump.

  322. Frank & Beans October 19th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

    ANGELS line up vs ANDY he is 0-4 with a 7.91 era in last 6 starts

    1.Chone Figgins 3B 5-18 with 3 RBI
    2.Bobby Abreu RF 6-21 with 3 RBI
    3.Torii Hunter CF 8-33 with 10 RBI 1 HR
    4.Vladimir Guerrero DH 9-23 with 1 RBI batting .391
    5.Juan Rivera LF 2-11 with 1 HR 4 RBI
    6.Kendry Morales 1B 0-5 1k
    7.Howie Kendrick 2B 4-16 1k
    8.Mike Napoli C Batting .556 5-9
    9.Erick Aybar SS batting .448 7-16 2 RBI

  323. Hokiehill October 19th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    “A donut hamburger bun is just ridiculous.”

    Actually, it’s radicilous!

  324. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Yeah I am sick of seeing Aybar. I want this series to end soon because I can’t stand the Angels.

  325. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    “Actually, it’s radicilous”

    no. That would be hamburger on 2 bagels.

  326. MG October 19th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    it’s pretty amazing that all the Yankees have trouble hitting Weaver yet his lifetime ERA against them is over 5. It just shows you how little these OBA stats can mean with limited data.

  327. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Angel Stadium is cool.

    The ONE complaint I have is that they do not sell opposing team hats which I think is pretty lame from a baseball fan perspective.

    Plus, I basically lost out on a brand new, free Yankee hat that my aunt would have bought me had they sold any.

  328. raymagnetic - (Big Game Pettitte = Yanks up 3-0) October 19th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    ““A donut hamburger bun is just ridiculous.”

    Actually, it’s radicilous!”

    It’s as radicilous as the ballon buoy!

  329. m October 19th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    lol, Jeremy. I meant that I’m sick of seeing his ugly face. But yes, he’s a pesky player, too.

    Is there a pre-game on? I’m only seeing martha stewart…

  330. iiicollies October 19th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    From the NY Times

    Angels Manager Mike Scioscia is big on the word heartbeat. For three straight days, he has used that word to describe how quickly the American League Championship Series with the Yankees can change.

    “These type series, they can change in a heartbeat,” Scioscia said before Game 3 on Monday afternoon.

    For the Angels to change this series and beat the Yankees, they need to play that frenetic style that has made them successful. But the Angels must be smart, not reckless, with their aggressiveness.

    When Scioscia said the Angels needed to “expand our game a little bit,” it was a signal that they planned to push the tempo against the Yankees. I don’t expect Scioscia to be patient. The first time the Angels have a chance to steal or hit-and-run in Game 3, I expect them to do it. It’s their style. It’s what they have to do to try to rattle the Yankees.

  331. upstate kate October 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    vinny-b
    that was good

  332. NY24 October 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    “Brian Bruney is joining the team today. He’s not being activated, but there’s nothing left to do in Tampa. He’s just going to be around the team, kind of like Eric Hinske. Sergio Mitre and Ramiro Pena are not joining the team”

    What are Nino & Mitre up to these days?

  333. vin October 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    YES has the pre and postgames for every game.

  334. m October 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    Chad,

    Really, you’re going to have to get an iPhone or a real camera. ;)

  335. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    m
    LOL, Yeah that is what I meant. He does have an ugly face, and is an annoying player.

  336. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    This is probably not a good match up for Pettitte. Unless he has a great cutter today.
    I would like to see Jeter Damon run some if they get on. Instead of standing at first and someone hits into a DP. Some hit and run too.

  337. Comet October 19th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    KK donuts over expanded and nearly went bankrupt but IMO they have the best donuts anywhere. I live in Canada and Tim Horton’s is a virtual religion here but their donuts don’t hold a candle to a fresh, hot KK glazed.

    Crucial game today. If the rest of the team hits they will be pitching to A-Rod. If not no.

  338. sar515 October 19th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Mr. H. Matsui will be hitting a 3-run home run today.

  339. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    m
    October 19th, 2009 at 3:47 pm
    Chad,

    Really, you’re going to have to get an iPhone or a real camera.

    ———————————————-

    may be a droid ??

  340. upstate kate October 19th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Comet
    No way does KK beat Timmy Ho’s

  341. vin October 19th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Good break for the Mariners. They don’t have to pay the rest of Johjima’s contract:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4577197

  342. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    I’m so sick of hearing about the Angels and their running game. If you make your pitches then they won’t do anything. Thats the reason the Red Sox beat them in the past. Pitch them inside keep their speedy runners off the bases and let your offense do the work.

  343. NY24 October 19th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    What time does Monday Night Football start?

    at 8:30.
    I’m switching back & fourth, but I’ll watch the Yankees most of the time. I’m taking San Diego even though they’re not playing best right now. Besides his mouth at times, Rivers is pretty good. I don’t want to see the Broncos go 6-0.

  344. Comet October 19th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    Upstate Kate my wife agrees with you. I don’t. I have an enormous sweet tooth though. Never eaten anything that was too sweet.

    Comet

    Be nice see Matsui have a great day. I’d be inclined to bring him back over JD.

  345. Dela G October 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    let’s go yanks!

  346. Eugene October 19th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    That is a really bad picture, but it’s something.

  347. TheChuckKnoblog October 19th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Answer to the Question of the Day:

    White Manna in Hackensack, NJ.

    Best burgers I have ever had. Mmmmmmmm.

  348. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Thanks, NY24. My brother and sister-in-law are in town from San Diego and will be home from their trek to the City today to watch the Chargers. I wanted to know when to switch the DVR on. :)

  349. NYY626 -GO ANDY October 19th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    my boss just screamed “c’mon guys put the game on!” ( we have an office tv that generally is stuck on CNN). Not that I can see the TV from where I sit, but I just got excited :)

  350. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Yankee time!!!!!!

  351. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    CC press conferences crack me up. He doesn’t try to over think anything.

    He sounds like he’d rather be playing RBI Baseball then answering questions.

  352. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Woohoo. Got home in time for the game! Yay!

  353. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Love this title of an article on the Yankees.mlb.com site.

    “Arod from rock bottom to rocking it in October.”

  354. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees!

    NOW, I’m nervous!!!!!!

  355. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Okay, martha’s gone and she’s been replaced by the lame Fox desk. Can’t believe I’m saying this, but I miss Jeanie Zelasco (sp?) and that Kennedy guy.

  356. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Angel – coordinate your showers with Erica.

    I’m stuck @ work with Waldman and Ray Charles Sterling.

  357. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    DT – OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    CC press conferences crack me up. He doesn’t try to over think anything.

    He sounds like he’d rather be playing RBI Baseball then answering questions.

    lol

  358. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    Angel – coordinate your showers with Erica.

    ****

    That sounds odd. :-)

  359. vin October 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    “Ray Charles Sterling.”

    :lol:

  360. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Angel-

    You did a great job Saturday night. I enjoyed your game of WWED. You showered at exactly the time I would have

  361. Nick in SF in Yankee Stadium West -- Anaheim Location October 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    In the stadium, just got our flyover and Adenhart scoreboard montage. Lots of Yankee fans in the house.

    Thunder Sticks handed out upon entry. Spying my Yankee hat, the Thunder Stick usher told me “it’ll turn blue if you beat it enough.”. I’m not positive, but I think I was disrespected.

    Great atmosphere here, with a touch of Angel desperation in the air. Very exciting!

    Go Yankees!

  362. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    Btw- I was very impressed with the 4 game threads filled.

    If I was here it could have been epic LOL

  363. NY24 October 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Doreen,
    Thanks, NY24. My brother and sister-in-law are in town from San Diego and will be home from their trek to the City today to watch the Chargers. I wanted to know when to switch the DVR on.
    ———————–
    No problem. Its on ESPN too.

  364. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Nick in SF in Yankee Stadium West — Anaheim Location
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    In the stadium, just got our flyover and Adenhart scoreboard montage. Lots of Yankee fans in the house.

    Thunder Sticks handed out upon entry. Spying my Yankee hat, the Thunder Stick usher told me “it’ll turn blue if you beat it enough.”. I’m not positive, but I think I was disrespected.

    *****

    I think he was telling you to go beat your stick :-)

  365. indy42 October 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Too bad I’m stuck here at school in California… Stupid day games…

  366. vin October 19th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Interesting factoid:

    “Joe Girardi is only the second manager in history to win each of his first five postseason games, joining Colorado’s Clint Hurdle in 2007. Hurdle won his first seven that year, sweeping both the NLDS and NLCS before losing Game 1 of the World Series to the Red Sox. ”

    From Feinsand’s blog:
    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/yankees/

  367. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Nick,

    lol. Please tell me the usher was a girl. That was pretty funny, though.

    Good luck to you and the Yankees!

  368. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    I’m so sick of people that say they are sick of something.

  369. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Hey gang! I took off of work so that I could watch the game. I hope Andy’s got his mechanics working.

  370. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I think he was telling you to go beat your stick.

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

    Well… I picked a hell of a time to make my appearance on hre. :shock:

    haha.

  371. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Mark Grace said that the Yankees don’t have a good defense. Is this guy smoking crack ?

  372. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Nick – How we going to spy you on TV? Do you have a poster or book this time? Do we just look for the guy without thunder sticks?

  373. Joe October 19th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Anyone knows where I can find the game either live or at least the radio network until I get out work? I tried WFAN and they’re not live.

  374. Bleeding Pinstripes October 19th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    I am so sick of their rally monkey! lets keep that little ape at bay!

    GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!

  375. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:09 pm
    I’m so sick of people that say they are sick of something.

    ****

    I am sick of not winning the lottery

  376. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    joe,

    try freebaseballradio.com

  377. iiicollies October 19th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    GB7

    Endless iteration?

  378. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:05 pm
    Nick in SF in Yankee Stadium West — Anaheim Location
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    In the stadium, just got our flyover and Adenhart scoreboard montage. Lots of Yankee fans in the house.

    Thunder Sticks handed out upon entry. Spying my Yankee hat, the Thunder Stick usher told me “it’ll turn blue if you beat it enough.”. I’m not positive, but I think I was disrespected.

    *****

    I think he was telling you to go beat your stick

    ————————————————————

    OHHHHHH!!!! Erica’s going to Hell for that one. Maybe even banned.

  379. pat October 19th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Let’s go Derek! Let’s go Yankees!

  380. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!!!!

  381. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Oh good. I had a real WWED crisis of confidence LOL. Because DT seemed to want some teasing, and AJ just wasn’t making that possible with his rapid descent into scary territory in that inning.

    I was a bit disappointed what they tied the game while I was on shower duty, but they won anyway so I figured that keeping the shower tradition going helped towards that. :D

  382. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    “I’m so sick of people that say they are sick of something.”

    I’m sick of Angel Halos.

  383. eric October 19th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Lets go yankees!

  384. MG October 19th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    the Yankees haven’t had a breakout game yet in the post season, it is only a matter of time until they do-most likely either today or tomorrow.

  385. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    *just noticed DT’s comment*

    I REALLY picked a time to show up on here, LOL.

    I scheduled a dr’s appointment today so I could leave at lunchtime and be home in time for the Yankees game to start. I timed it just right!

  386. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Jeter!!!!

  387. Pel October 19th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Eat it!

  388. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Oh!

    My!

    Jeter!!!!!

  389. Rob in Vt. October 19th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Not a bad start!!!

  390. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Jeter kills righties!

  391. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    The Captain remembered his Wheaties

  392. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    OMG!!!!!!! Jeter is out of his mind during the postseason.

  393. pat October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I could see that one coming. Woo Hoo

  394. randy l. October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    how good is derek jeter ? !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  395. iiicollies October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    that didn’t take long!

  396. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Holy Hannah Montana.

  397. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    WOW!!!

  398. Pel October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Step your game up!

  399. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    BOOYA!! jeter so much for stats.

  400. Bill from NJ October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    any live tv broadcasts online?

  401. Ed October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    JETER WITH THE HOME RUN!

  402. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “I am so sick of their rally monkey! lets keep that little ape at bay!”

    In-N-Out will be serving rally monkey burgers by the end of the week….

    Jeter homers!! Bang those thunder sticks!!

  403. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    GB7-

    I am so sorry, I just couldn’t resist

  404. JasonR October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “Jeter kills righties!”

    You misspelled everyone.

  405. Vader October 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Captain my Captain

  406. Eugene October 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Trying to leave the office shortly to head to the bar to drink and have some hot dogs before the gf comes home from work.

  407. lardin October 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Jered Weaver is supposed to be great against right handers, How about a lineup of 7 lefties and two future hall of famers (Jeter & Arod)

  408. kd October 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    jeter is simply amazing.

  409. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Scott Boras behind the plate

  410. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Oh good. I had a real WWED crisis of confidence LOL. Because DT seemed to want some teasing, and AJ just wasn’t making that possible with his rapid descent into scary territory in that inning.

    I was a bit disappointed what they tied the game while I was on shower duty, but they won anyway so I figured that keeping the shower tradition going helped towards that.
    ******

    You did really well. In the entra innings, I was trying to telepathically tell someone to say they would run around the blog naked.

    Brandon seemed to get my message and the Yanks won soon after

  411. JasonR October 19th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    “Anyone knows where I can find the game either live or at least the radio network until I get out work? I tried WFAN and they’re not live.”

    880 carries the Yankee games. Not The Fan.

  412. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Okay, if that’s 12-to-6, how would mccarver describe Zito’s curveball?

  413. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    jeeeeeeeeetttttttterrrr

  414. Mo-Butter October 19th, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Nobody messes with the Captain

  415. JasonR October 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    “Okay, if that’s 12-to-6, how would mccarver describe Zito’s curveball?”

    Badly.

  416. Vrsce October 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    espn radio or xm176

  417. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Boras behind the plate is good news for A-Rod. His game is always better when Scott is in the house.

  418. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    When will we see the real Teixeira?

  419. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Haha.

    Did anyone else cash Girardi’s little dance?

    Im cracking up over here.

  420. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    What was that move Girardi did in the dugout?

  421. Orlando Chris October 19th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Girardi just bowled a strike in the dugout! LMAO

  422. Jonas October 19th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    haha, that was an awesome sliding fist pump thingy by the skip

  423. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    I hope Andy is on his A game today.

  424. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Let’s go Andy!

  425. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    GB7-

    I am so sorry, I just couldn’t resist

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, I suppose things like that just happen. I’ve never said or typed anything without thinking it through, though.

  426. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    NYY626-

    If your PBF ready???

  427. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    John Sterling just admitted to being confused by time zones and what day it is. A moment of clarity, I guess.

  428. pat October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Let’s go Andy!

  429. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Sterling admits he doesn’t know what time or date it is.
    Admission is the first sign of dealing with dementia.

  430. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    I put on the game at 4:17 and I see there are no outs and none on and I’m wondering why Damon is leading off. I missed Jeter’s hr :(

  431. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Damn!

  432. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    GB7-

    Sarcasm or sincerity????

  433. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    we will need more than 1 run today….prob need around 4-5

  434. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!!

  435. pub October 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    figgins hits off speed pitches throw the fastball to him !! now he’s on

  436. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    Sterling admits he doesn’t know what time or date it is.
    Admission is the first sign of dealing with dementia.

    *****

    He can’t be that far off. He managed to find his way to the ballpark

  437. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Bill from NJ

    Free online tv http://www.atdhe.net enjoy

  438. NYY626 -GO ANDY October 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    So I went to the bathroom and missed the homerun. Can I just say I love our captain.

  439. MG October 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    when Andy is at his best he tries to get through the order the 1st time without really using his cutter so he can switch off on the 2nd time through. Figgins hit a curve ball for a basehit, not a great sign that he’s really on today, we’ll just have to see how he handles the next couple of batters.

  440. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    If Pettitte has a good cutter he should be fine. but if he doesn’t? A long day.

  441. Orlando Chris October 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    “Good start for the Angels!”

    Gee, Joe Buck, not as good of a start as a lead-off HR.

  442. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Yeah, I suppose things like that just happen. I’ve never said or typed anything without thinking it through, though.
    ********************************************************

    *explosive cough*

  443. Scared of the Wall October 19th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    John Sterling just admitted to being confused by time zones and what day it is. A moment of clarity, I guess.
    _____________________________________________________

    Well, John is always “amazed.” Glad he’s finally coming to terms with being confused as well.

    You can’t predict baseball…

  444. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Derek Jeter..no.2 in the media guide, no. 1 in our hearts.

  445. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Jesus come on Andy

  446. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Is he trying to tire Figgins out?

  447. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    The New York Yankees…

    The Angels of Anaheim…

    Skirmish in the sun…

  448. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Where are all of those people who were singing the praises of Abreu last week???

  449. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    I wonder if Bobby is still so full of excitement to be playing the Yankees. Their pitchers seem to know how to get him out.

  450. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    OK – Andy got the first out. lets get a DP here…

  451. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    that’s interesting, what would the ruling be if Teix ran into Figgins while he was standing on the bag and drop the ball?

  452. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Andy needs to throw the cutter in on Figgins. Don’t let him hit breaking stuff.

  453. Christina October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Who else is stuck at work :(

  454. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    That makes Abreu 0-10

  455. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:23 pm
    GB7-

    Sarcasm or sincerity????

    ————————————————————

    Just giving you a hard time, Dolly.

  456. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    The rest of the lineup is going to have to do something today because judging from Alex’s first at bat, they aren’t going to throw anything over the plate to him. They have learned their lesson.

  457. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Just giving you a hard time, Dolly.
    *****

    Duly noted.

    I am sorry, but now I need to hiss at you. GRRRRRRRRRR :evil:

  458. Orlando Chris October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Yankee pitching has pwnd Abreu this whole series.

  459. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Just what the doctor ordered, Mr. Pettitte.

  460. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Huge double play!

  461. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Yes Sir!!!

    Nice start Andy!

  462. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Man, those Yankees are so fundamental

  463. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Laura – agree! however I hope arod will take a walk or two today…

    double play!!

  464. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Whew!

  465. RS October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    DP!

  466. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    yahoo gamechannel is way too slow.. other sports sites are blocked at work :((

  467. RalphieD (OPPC) October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    tex has contributed as much as you could with the glove this series

  468. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Pettitte with a plan…

    Pursuing Pinstripe glory…

    In the Golden State…

  469. zmaster! October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    DP!!

  470. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Nice inning by Pettitte.

  471. BillyJoBob October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    My question is similar. I assume Figgins has the right to stay put on the bag. As Tex is drifting toward the bag, does Cano know he has to be ready if it drifts all the way over Figins? What happens if it comes straight down on Figgins head?

  472. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    JF
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    OK – Andy got the first out. lets get a DP here…

    okay. But….
    next time, don’t forget to say please.

  473. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    “Where are all of those people who were singing the praises of Abreu last week???”

    Abreu is a good player. The stats bare that out. The fact that he hasn’t done jack squat this series doesn’t change that fact. Tex isn’t doing anything either at the plate and we all know how good he is.

  474. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Blackaccord
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    yahoo gamechannel is way too slow.. other sports sites are blocked at work (

    *****

    That is when you play sick or get a new job

  475. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    I’m not sure what’s worse…

    the Angels defense or the frequnecy of that damn DirecTV commerical

  476. MG October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    nice job by Andy there, he only threw that one curve ball, all the others were fastballs for the outs. Many of you need to relax, the early innings are where experienced starters figure out what is working and what isn’t.

  477. Jenna October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Beautiful inning. I loved it. Keep throwing to first, Figgins didn’t run and Andy gets the dp. NICE.

  478. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    The throw overs sure are boring. But I believe it’s a great strategy. Who would have thought he would have thrown over 6 times over the course of 1 pitch. That keeps the Angels from running on first movement, if that situation came up. Great job.

  479. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Nice, but Cano’s throw was a little late as he made SURE he touched the bag. LOL.

    Good job by Andy keeping Figgins honest. Even though it was driving the hometown nuts. 6 attempts to 1B?

  480. iiicollies October 19th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    so much for speed on the basepaths

  481. mdot October 19th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    So hard to watch the game at work. Bad enough I’m in Boston and there is no one to celebrate with, but I have to cheer to myself.

  482. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Laura – Don’t call him A-Rod. His new nickname is “Alex the late”!
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    “Where are all of those people who were singing the praises of Abreu last week???”

    Abreu is a good player. The stats bare that out. The fact that he hasn’t done jack squat this series doesn’t change that fact. Tex isn’t doing anything either at the plate and we all know how good he is.

    *****

    I do not doubt his abilities. For some reason he was just never one of my favorites. And he looks so lost this series

  483. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Every pitcher is going to have trouble in the first inning. I think Andy will be fine because his command appears to be sound. Especially with that cut fastball to Hunter.

  484. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    m
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Okay, if that’s 12-to-6, how would mccarver describe Zito’s curveball?

    ————————————————————

    Hanging?

  485. vin October 19th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    “Figgins on base is never good news. Meanwhile, the Angels gave out Thundersticks to fans on their way into the stadium. It sounds like … well, like a lot of people banging plastic sticks together all the time. Kind of irritating.”

    Welcome to the big leagues, Chad. :roll:

    I was at a Yankee-Angel game a few years ago where they gave out the Thunderstix. They are surprisingly loud when thumped alone… 50,000 pairs of them is almost deafening.

  486. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Bill from NJ

    Dis you get FREE ONLINE link I posted?

  487. Bill from NJ October 19th, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    haiku-man,

    THANK YOU!

  488. NYY626 -GO ANDY October 19th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Christina
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:27 pm
    Who else is stuck at work
    ____________________________________________________________Me! And there is a TV in my office which I cannot see from my desk. Which may be more annoying that having no TV.

  489. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Jeter with a jolt…

    Pettitte with the double play…

    Yankees with the lead!!!!!

  490. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    “I do not doubt his abilities. For some reason he was just never one of my favorites. And he looks so lost this series”

    He’s probably trying to hard against the Yankees. Don’t rule him out yet. Anybody can get hot at any time.

  491. RS October 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Fun fact:

    Jeter averages 17 HRs over 162 regular season games, and 25 HRs over 162 postseason games.

  492. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Jeter.

  493. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    double play…. I like it alot.

  494. eric October 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Make.Him.Throw.Pitches.

  495. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Uncle E-

    How’s that 20 minute lag going for you? :-)

  496. zmaster! October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    We need baserunners to make weaver crazy.. like they make us..

  497. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Good AB from Hideki here, making Weaver work.

  498. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    yankees > work

    where are your priorities???

  499. MG October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Weaver’s breaking ball is 20+ mph slower than his fastball, it’s hard to believe he won’t hang a couple of those and get burned, there doesn’t seem to be anything in between.

  500. Ed in Oregon October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Fellow Lo Huds… Does anybody know of a station that is streaming the game over the internet, I want to tune in at work. Thanks.

  501. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Nice hitting Sui!

  502. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    Good AB from Hideki here, making Weaver work.

    ****

    Now its an even better AB!!!!

  503. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Very nice at-bat, even before the hit.

  504. Vrsce October 19th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    so much for Weaver’s curve. What will that idiot Joe Buck drool over now.

  505. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    godzilla warming up with the bat…

  506. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    this is the best we’ve looked coming out against any pitcher so far… good swings

  507. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Weaver doesn’t appear to have his best stuff and command.

  508. Blackaccord October 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Ed,

    Check myp2p.eu .. U might need s/w like streamtorrent or TVAnts though..

  509. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    if he is going to throw that many curve balls I hope hitters just start sitting on them…

  510. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Umpire fail

  511. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    If Nick in SF was on top of things – he would have brought some crazy glue and velcro to the park.

    Nothing stops thunder sticks like a couple good pieces of velcro.

  512. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    People can’t get the count right?!

  513. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    lol. Did the ump think that was a punchout?

  514. Robbykid October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    How does Weavers stuff look?

  515. Robbykid October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    How does Weavers stuff look?

  516. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Glad some one is keeping track of the number of strikes :roll:

  517. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Umpire goof.

  518. Vrsce October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    wat a maroon

  519. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    posada got punched out!! make them pay jorgie!

  520. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Wow. I feel bad for the ump.

  521. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    That ump is a tool. These umps need to stop trying to make themselves the game.

  522. JasonR October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    The umpires have been so bad this postseason its ridiculous.

  523. Christina October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    JF
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    yankees > work

    where are your priorities???
    ————
    Need $$ to afford Yankee tickets. Have you seen the prices??

  524. C October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    And that makes Posada the first player to ever strike out and walk in the same at bat

  525. Rudy October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    It’s early, but it looks like Weaver is going to struggle if the Yankees are patient.

  526. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 19th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Joe Morgan would say they are clogging up the bases with their patience.

  527. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Hey, Jorgie got it right! That was funny. Jorgie can’t be fooled.

  528. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Uncle E-

    How’s that 20 minute lag going for you?

    Good one.
    How was AC? you win?

    Nice hit by Matsui!

  529. DW October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    I believe it was Leyritz and Girardi splitting catching duties in 1996, tool. Stupid announcers.

  530. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    yes! come on robbie with RISP! maybe he still has ninja powers…

  531. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    We will wear weaver out..

  532. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Is that Pat Sajack behind the plate as well?

  533. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Robbie needs to get hot like right now!

  534. vin October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Nice start so far.

    I’m also at work. Stuck listening to Suzyn and the Blind Man. LOL

  535. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    Weaver’s stuff looks good in my opinion, but his command not so much.

  536. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    “Fieldin Culbreth” would be a god name for a punk band.

  537. vinny-b October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    the Naked Gun was filmed in anaheim stadium, right?

    just checking

  538. eric October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    lets get him now, his stuff looks very flat. that curveball is just rolling in there to leftys

  539. MG October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    McCarver- “Posada is one of the great offensive catchers of this or any generation.”

    just another case of anti-Yankees bias, I suppose.

  540. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    I wish we had faster runners on base.

  541. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Christina – it is a vicious cycle (although the rain drove down the ticket prices on stub hub this weekend)!

  542. 27 October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Those thundersticks should be banned. I was there a few years ago and its so noisy that you really can think. It like being in a subway station when the express train comes by..for 4 hours.

  543. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Uncle E-

    AC was amazing. Still sore, but amazing. (I decided to take on a mechanical bull and pretend I was in Urban Cowboy). I lost very little which is amazing for me. So I came home a happy girl!

  544. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    weaver starting to look more like his older brother.. ahahahaha

  545. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Too bad there’s 0 speed on the bases. Could do some thing here.

  546. Rudy October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Weaver doesn’t seem like he can control his baseball to the outside against lefties.

  547. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Weaver is lacking fastball command.

  548. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    vinny-b
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:38 pm
    the Naked Gun was filmed in anaheim stadium, right?

    just checking

    ****

    I think it was at the Angels home park, but it was at their old stadium

  549. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    That changeup is Weaver’s “middle” pitch.

    90mph fastball

    80mph change

    70mph curve

    not bad

  550. The Radar Gun Mafia... I THOUGHT THEY BANNED AMPHETAMINES October 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    LOL

    PAT SAJAK sitting next to Boras!!

  551. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    why am i behind so much on tv feed?

  552. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    come on swish RBI here!!!!

  553. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Why didn’t Girardi send Posada? :P

    Sac fly at the very least would be nice. Feel free to hit one out, though.

  554. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    I’m still feeling sweep. I’ve been known to have a mild case of the nerves during postseason and I have had none this time around. None.

    Life is good when you’re a Yankee fan. Life is GREAT when you’re a Yankee fan with total confidence in the Yankees.

    :)

  555. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Cano is the worst hitter of all time with RISP. He will swing at anything.

  556. DW October 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Come on, Swish!

  557. Aura October 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    Why does Cano even try with RISP, Weaver was content to walk him yet he had to swing. Why doesn’t someone pull him aside and tell him to take two strikes?

  558. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    cmon Nick…. gotta get this run home… sac fly

  559. zmaster! October 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    UUUGGGHHH!!

  560. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    God job Cano and Swish. Swinging at anything in sight. Just terrible.

  561. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    They’ve had Weaver on the ropes in the past but he limits the damage.
    Looks like that will happen yet again.

  562. DW October 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    I wonder if they gave Jack Nicholson some thunder sticks with his Yankees cap. Good to see him and Adam Sandler represent (although Sandler’s not wearing a Yankees cap like he usually does).

  563. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Boo!

    vin,

    Do you see Jack Nicholson rocking the purple shirt with a Yankees cap.

  564. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Dang ! I was hoping that would fall in.

  565. RalphieD (OPPC) October 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    come on melky…pick up swisher!

  566. #9 October 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “Is that Pat Sajack behind the plate as well?”

    Wow – Pat Sajack is calling balls and strikes! What a country!

  567. Vrsce October 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Special delivery by the Melkman?

  568. JZ October 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I understand it’s much harder to get a hit in postseason, but….

  569. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    haha, there is no way cano is stealing…

  570. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    If were going to get RBI’s it’s going to have to come from the top of the order. The bottom order Swish, Cano, Melky are really struggling

  571. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    AWFUL job by Swisher there…

  572. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    m,

    I’m assuming Jack is your favorite actor (Lakers,Yanks)

  573. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    Uncle E-

    AC was amazing. Still sore, but amazing. (I decided to take on a mechanical bull and pretend I was in Urban Cowboy). I lost very little which is amazing for me. So I came home a happy girl!

    good movie
    If the Yanks lost Saturday the balme was going to be placed firmly on you – just so you know

  574. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    At least they are running up his pitch count. If they continue to do that he won’t last long in this game.

  575. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    does anyone know weaver’s pitch count?? has to be getting up there.

  576. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    unbelieveable how bad cano has been, 2 errors last game and so many LOB it’s unbelievable.. melky should bat in his spot

  577. marie October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Adam Sandler spotted. He is BFF with Kate and in fact her whole family. Wonder why he isn’t sitting with her. Maybe too much distraction…

  578. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Like I’ve said next year I want a CF’er

  579. Jed Pain October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    I can’t stand to see Melky come to bat.

  580. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Promising inning went no where.

  581. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Bottom of the order is terrible

  582. tex's friend October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    weaver has 40 pitches

  583. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Cano’s at bats with RISP are so hard to watch. He was patient to start the at bat and then just could not help himself from swinging at 2 low pitches.

  584. Terry from NH October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    terrible 6-9!

  585. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    At least Weaver threw a lot of pitches…

  586. eric October 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    weavers @ approx 40 give or take.

    bad inning, needed to get one more.

  587. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Absolute garbage from the bottom of this order…garbage.

  588. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    good movie
    If the Yanks lost Saturday the balme was going to be placed firmly on you – just so you know

    *****

    I know. I would have felt so guilty anyway.

    I went to the bathroom in the top of the 4th with two Angels on and no outs (I think). I told my friends if the Angels scored, I would be holding them personally responsible.

    The Angels scored. I knew it would be a long night

  589. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Keep hitting YANKEES WORK THE COUNT 40 pitches for weaver after 2.It took 26 pitches that inning

  590. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Well the top of the lineup is going to have to come through. Because Melky is doing nothing.

  591. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Did Fox Sports have to use “Dream Weaver” as their headline?

    I really hate that song, and now I’m going to have it in my head. :( Why did I check out their website?

    *bangs head on desk*

  592. S.A.--I wanna go home October 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    does anyone know weaver’s pitch count?? has to be getting up there.

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

    40

  593. C October 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Now 3 for 23 (.130) with RISP this series and 0 for 11 in these last 2 games

  594. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    girardi needs to move cano back down to the 9 hole again.. hahaha

  595. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Gardner should of started in CF. I know Girardi is playing Melky because of his arm but he never gets a hit and swings wildly at every curveball he sees.

  596. Ross October 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Weaver isn’t going to last long if he can’t command his fastball. 40 pitches through 2. That’ll catch up with him.

  597. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    The Yankees can’t sit around and wait for Alex and Jeter to drive in all the runs. Somebody else has to contribute.

  598. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Angel-

    My sheets came today!!!!!

  599. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Boston Dave,

    He’s no looker, but he’s no dummy either.

    Andy Garcia’s a better looking Laker fan. :)

  600. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “Now 3 for 23 (.130) with RISP this series and 0 for 11 in these last 2 games”

    In truth, we haven’t hit well the entire postseason save for Alex and Jeter. Our pitching and Alex’s heroics have carried us through.

  601. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Melky has been MIA later in the season and playoffs. I was hoping Gardner got the start.

  602. El duque October 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Î hate Joe Buck

  603. vin October 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    “Do you see Jack Nicholson rocking the purple shirt with a Yankees cap.”

    Missed it, I’m at work listening on the radio. It’s always good to see Jack represent. Did you know he was supposed to wear a Sox hat in The Departed, but he refused. I’m sure he said, “I’m Jack Nicholson, and if I don’t want to wear that garbage, I don’t have to.”

  604. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    pitch count is elevating which is good but just realized the only reason I was asking is because the yankees didnt score. if they were scoring and his pitch count was low I would be happier…

  605. sab October 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    if staying with the yankees in 2010 is riding on how they do in the postseason then i guess matsui will be coming back next year…and E’s PBF ain’t…..(just a way to light a fire under johnnie boy)

  606. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    at least when we had sori we just had to worry about him striking out and not hitting into a DP like cano :D

  607. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Andy is going to have a tough time with this lineup. He needs to get inside to righties otherwise he is going to get killed.

  608. Vrsce October 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Me too, he is such a supercillious little suck, he actually make McCarver seem acceptable.

  609. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    So little discipline with Melky and Cano.

    Those two need to contribute – as much with patience as with timely, fundamental hitting.

  610. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    sab
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:49 pm
    if staying with the yankees in 2010 is riding on how they do in the postseason then i guess matsui will be coming back next year…and E’s PBF ain’t…..(just a way to light a fire under johnnie boy)

    ****

    Not really sure I agree with that.

    MPB made two key catches on Saturday night. If he doesn’t catch those, the Yankees are not winning. I think Matsui’s lack of versatility is a major disadvantage for him

  611. RS October 19th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    That was really close.

  612. roger(live from Amsterdam) October 19th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Espn america isn’t showing the game over here.Could someone help me see the game??

  613. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    So close to getting him. Cano has a cannon.

  614. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    I agree with Erica. Damon made some big plays in the OF and Joe G values defense and speed…

  615. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    roger(live from Amsterdam) October 19th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Espn america isn’t showing the game over here.Could someone help me see the game??

    Do you have Fox America?

  616. El duque October 19th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    athde.net

  617. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    Those thunder stick things are beyond irritating.

  618. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    double play please

  619. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    did you know he did not want to swing, but did????

    hahahha

  620. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    100 pitches of fun…
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:45 pm
    Cano’s at bats with RISP are so hard to watch. He was patient to start the at bat and then just could not help himself from swinging at 2 low pitches.

    ————————————————————

    How about complaining about the other two hitters? Cano did at least get the runner to third base with one out.

  621. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Is it too early to state that Pettitte is on?

  622. MelkyIsGod October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    roger live from amsterdam

    Try this link

    http://atdhe.net/6246/watch-yankees-vs-angels

  623. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Andy needs to pay attention to the batter at the plate. Rivera is not fast.

  624. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Did they? Have you pulled them out and put them on your bed yet? How do they feel? My Amazon order has not even shipped yet! However, I am sussing out Eddie Bauer for some brown boots that I liked on there.

  625. Bryan October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Gameday showed him safe. It said the tracker in the ball beat the tracker in Rivera’s shoe

  626. sab October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    hi erica – i knew i get a response from you – way to protect your pbf..

    but if your argument on having JD back next year is one of him playing defense they you are in big trouble….

    and just for the record if I had to have only one back i’d take JD…i hope they both come back though…having matsui and JD for 16 million combined for 1 year is better than jason bay or holliday for 13 million per year for 5 years

  627. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Again!

  628. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I like that…

  629. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Love those fundamental Yankees

  630. JF October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    it does not look like its too early Ghost!

  631. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Gotta love that DP when it’s not us hitting into one. :P

  632. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I can hear those damn thunder sticks on the radio.

    Nothing shuts up a thunder stick like a DP.

  633. KF October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Roger from Amsterdam

    http://www.channelsurfing.net/
    scroll down to mlb

  634. m October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I like, I like!

    Nick,

    Keep banging those sticks!

  635. RS October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Andy is rocking the groundballs today. Even the two hits have been ground balls. That’s a great sign.

  636. Abdababdaserser October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Andy has thrown half the pitches that Weaver has.

  637. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    I may have to wait for the boots though… I made the mistake of hitting Pier1 on the weekend.

  638. Neil October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    The pitcher’s best friend …… a double play.

  639. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Andy really only needs to get us to the 6th inning. He has a good cutter so he needs to use it more. He gives us 6 then in the 7th we go to the pen.

  640. S.A.--I wanna go home October 19th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    get crackin bats

  641. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    andy looking sharp and pitching to contact, awesome

  642. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    “How about complaining about the other two hitters? Cano did at least get the runner to third base with one out.”

    As far as I’m concern, people can complain about everyone except for Alex and Jeter.

  643. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Did they? Have you pulled them out and put them on your bed yet? How do they feel? My Amazon order has not even shipped yet! However, I am sussing out Eddie Bauer for some brown boots that I liked on there.

    ****

    They felt nice when I touched them. The temps shot up to the mid 50s again so I think I need to hold off on putting flannel sheets on my bed

  644. NY24 October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    “Where are all of those people who were singing the praises of Abreu last week???”

    ———————–
    To be honest, I actually like, & respect Bobby.
    Does that make me a terrible person?

  645. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    hi erica – i knew i get a response from you – way to protect your pbf..
    but if your argument on having JD back next year is one of him playing defense they you are in big trouble….

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

    I think she raised some valid points, actually.

  646. El duque October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Damon for one year would be great! and the X.Man plus Jackson! Great Outfield with Gardner, Swish and Melky

  647. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Andy 1st inning 7 pitches
    2nd inning 13, 20 total after 2 half of Weaver’s exactly.

  648. iiicollies October 19th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Now 2nd time through lineup

  649. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Pettitte’s pickoff move…

    Holding the Halos hostage…

    Another DP!!!!!

  650. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    I really hope they can get Tex going. He just needs to calm down you can tell he is trying to do too much. Arod will not be getting any pitches to hit. Every at bat is the same fastballs in on his hands then get him to chase up or down and away.

  651. Dano October 19th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Roger – you sure it’s not on?
    ESPN America is carrying it over here in England.

  652. PaulF October 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Pettitte’s consecutive throws over are working. You can see the runner start to lean back to the base when he starts his delivery.

  653. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    sab
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    hi erica – i knew i get a response from you – way to protect your pbf..

    but if your argument on having JD back next year is one of him playing defense they you are in big trouble….

    and just for the record if I had to have only one back i’d take JD…i hope they both come back though…having matsui and JD for 16 million combined for 1 year is better than jason bay or holliday for 13 million per year for 5 years

    ****

    I think Bay is rather overrated. I like Holliday, but I like Damon much more :-).

    I really think the Yanks will sign Damon to a short contract and see what better free agents are out there in a year or two

  654. roger(live from Amsterdam) October 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    thanks Carl and KF!

  655. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Now that’s rude. Temperature goes up the day you get the sheets, lol.

  656. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    ball looks to be carrying in outfield (or I am just used to call dying at cold yankee stadium) – how weird is that

  657. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    NY24
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:57 pm
    “Where are all of those people who were singing the praises of Abreu last week???”

    ———————–
    To be honest, I actually like, & respect Bobby.
    Does that make me a terrible person?

    *****

    Not at all :-)

  658. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    They just have to continue to get his pitch count up. Weaver doesn’t have good command so far.

  659. RS October 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Damon and Tex have looked brutal against breaking balls.

  660. El duque October 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    No it´s not on! We can only watch the replay! Tomorrw morning at 7 am!

    Luckyly I have got the MLB tv

  661. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Most home runs in the postseason – Manny Ramirez, 28*

  662. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 19th, 2009 at 4:59 pm
    Now that’s rude. Temperature goes up the day you get the sheets, lol.

    ***

    I know. You knew it would happen

  663. zmaster! October 19th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Like Abreu said.. “BRING ON THE JAHNKEES” HERE WE ARE BOBBY!!

  664. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    at least JD busted it down the line

    I hate seeing 80% of guys just jog to 1st on every grounder

  665. kd October 19th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    tex is hitting .091? man, he needs to get it going to they’re even more afraid of arod

  666. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Tex calm down. He looks like he wants to hit a grand slam on every pitch.

  667. zmaster! October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    JOGGING DOWN THE LINE AKA CANO

  668. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Poor Tex

  669. The Radar Gun Mafia... I THOUGHT THEY BANNED AMPHETAMINES October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Texiera

    Fail.

  670. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Most homeruns in the postseason by someone NOT on steroids – Bernie Williams, 22

  671. Orlando Chris October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Its my first time scoring the game at home, help me out?

    Cano reaching 1B on a fielder’s choice doesn’t count as a hit, does it?

  672. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    This looks like one of those games where Andy can’t budge an inch.

  673. Terry from NH October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Yankee bats stayed behind in NY.. Thank God for great pitching so far!

  674. Alap October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Can someone please tell Sterling that Izturis isn’t playing today!! Thats the second ball to Kendrick that he has said was to Izturis!

  675. Mark-Cant Touch This October 19th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Yankees getting fooled by the breaking balls

  676. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    come on tex….step your game up.

  677. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Yanks have a 2-0 lead in games, lead in game 3in the 3rd inning and people have been the same people have been whining about everything since Jeter’s homer. Just a normal day, I guess.

  678. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Weaver is at 50 pitches, they’re doing a decent job at upping his pitch count.

  679. Aura October 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    It’s a good thing that Teix plays great defense because he’s really stinking it up at the plate. At least he’s making a contribution in the field.

  680. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    weaver at 50 pitches now

  681. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    I have NEVER seen this lineup swing at more breaking balls or just pitches out of the strike zone than in this post season. It’s just terrible. They look like single A guys who have never seen an off speed pitch before.

  682. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Teixeira sure picked a crappy time to be in a slump.

  683. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Honestly, from what Damon has done since late July – why would we sign him to another year?

    I’m just not on the bandwagon for Johnny. He’s a defensive liability, and his second half has been brutal.

    Nothing personal to those of you who think he’s cute and all, but I really don’t see why we’d want him back as a ballplayer.

  684. Dr. Cox October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Damon and Tex really need to start hitting.

    Damon is basically auditioning for his Job for next season.

    Jesus, if those two started getting hot…

  685. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Tex and some of the other hitters need to do some work on the side because they are looking bad.

  686. austinmac October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Attention Yankee left-handed hitters: Weaver is throwing off speed on almost every pitch. Go the other way and let it come to you. I feel better now.

  687. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Yanks let Weaver off the hook there with a 10 pitch inning.

  688. YankeeRay October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Someone needs to tell Tex that the first round of playoffs = April and now it’s mid season form time

  689. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    normal day indeed, GB

  690. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    just gotta get to their bpen

  691. Bryan October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Tex bat has been pretty much quiet in the postseason

    But he defense has saved at least 2 games just imagine Giambi throwing a ball to home

    It makes me cringe

  692. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    100 pitches of fun, in October you only get to see the best breaking balls in the game – you know, the ones that look like fastballs coming out of the hand.

  693. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Postseason Bunting
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:04 pm
    Honestly, from what Damon has done since late July – why would we sign him to another year?

    I’m just not on the bandwagon for Johnny. He’s a defensive liability, and his second half has been brutal.

    ***

    For a defensive liability, he saved the game saturday night with two majorly important catches

  694. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Orlando Chris, a fielder’s choice does not count as a hit.

  695. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    It seems strange to watch post season games in the sunlight again.

  696. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    I’d better see one of those done for the Yankees, FOX. They’ve had a pretty impressive season too.

  697. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Andy is CRUISING

  698. RalphieD (OPPC) October 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    judging by how some people talk about this team you’d think they were down 0-2…as bad as they may look at times…yet have yet to lose in the post season

  699. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    pettite doing his best impression of mo and sawing bats :D

  700. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    I won’t talk about Damon because he has bad numbers against Weaver. Some hitters don’t pick up the ball of certain pitcher. Tex is a different story.

  701. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    arod needs to take a strike next inning, maybe two. matsui looked good his first time up. posada will take some pitches. then who knows with robbie.

    I hope the 4th inning is a good one for the yanks!

  702. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    “Nothing personal to those of you who think he’s cute and all, but I really don’t see why we’d want him back as a ballplayer.”

    :roll:

  703. NY24 October 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Erica,
    “Not at all”

    ——————————
    Thank you :)

  704. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Andy is dealing today.

  705. NYY626 -GO ANDY October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    How’s Andy looking? Im very upset I’m not wearing my Andy shirt right now ( cant get away with tshirts at work :( ). I am wearing a navy blue dress though lol

  706. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    thanks to the person who sent the TV link – now I’m listening to john and Suzie and watching Fox at work.

    I might impress my boss and work overtime today! :-)

  707. tk October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “and just for the record if I had to have only one back i’d take JD…i hope they both come back though…having matsui and JD for 16 million combined for 1 year is better than jason bay or holliday for 13 million per year for 5 years”

    Holliday for 13 million per year for 5 years would be an absolute steal. I would love to see the Yankees pick up Holliday if it doesn’t require a $100 million contract. On a 5-year deal he would play through age 34 and presumably provide plus offense & defense in each year.

  708. Rob in Vt. October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Andy thinks he’s Mo today.

  709. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Damon has played a lot of LF this year. Probably more than he should have.

    I bet you if he played less LF, he’d be a bigger factor at the plate.

    Moreno resembles Guidry.

  710. arjay October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I don’t like Erick Aybar’s face.

  711. vin October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Dynasty is Destiny,

    Are you saving those? You really ought to compose a document of them, game by game. At least for the playoff games. It’s a really cool way to follow the rhythm of a game.

  712. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Erica – big catches they were. Most major league outfielders make those catches without getting up and grimacing and flexing their calf muscles.

    Johnny adds drama, that’s for sure.

    My point is next year – I think we can do something better, and longer-term.

  713. o'Realy October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Stream of the game online: Go here: http://nycityeye.com/ i know a lot of people have requested this on our forums due to the early start time.

  714. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    they are def. going to run here…

  715. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    thanks to the person who sent the TV link – now I’m listening to john and Suzie and watching Fox at work.

    I might impress my boss and work overtime today!
    ****

    That is so selfless of you ;-)

  716. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    I can’t see how Scioscia doesn’t hit and run here. He has to get something going. I’d pitch out if I were Girardi, but middle innings is his nap period.

  717. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Erick Aybar looks like the spawn of Predator and Smokey Robinson.

  718. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Weaver is lacking fastball command. So he is going to the breaking balls.

  719. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Honestly, from what Damon has done since late July – why would we sign him to another year?

    =====================================
    August splits: .327/.371/.622/.994

  720. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    in October you only get to see the best breaking balls in the game
    ————————–
    I know. I am just saying that Tex has to get his patience back. He is just swinging at pretty much anything thrown at him.

  721. NYY626 -GO ANDY October 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    Rob in Vt.
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    Andy thinks he’s Mo today.
    ____________________________________________________________
    I’m ok with that :)

  722. m October 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “I get your drift” drinking game?

  723. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    No more big money players please. Maybe a pitcher. Maybe.

  724. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    strike him out!

  725. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    Now Jim, you can’t go using facts and stats. :)

  726. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Holliday should stay in the NL. I want no part of him.

  727. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Postseason Bunting
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:09 pm
    Erica – big catches they were. Most major league outfielders make those catches without getting up and grimacing and flexing their calf muscles.

    Johnny adds drama, that’s for sure.

    ****

    Touche

    I tried to ride the mechanical bull on Saturday night and pulled every muscle in my legs at the same time. I think they were sympathy pains for Johnny.

    I just don’t see the harm in signing Johnny to a one or two year deal if the price is right. I don’t think the free agency market is so great next year

  728. Nick in SF in Yankee Stadium West -- Anaheim Location October 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    The thunder sticks are even more annoying in person, if you can imagine it. Aybar is uglier in person too.

    The Jeter fear is palpable. I don’t know if you folks watching at home can pick up such subtleties, but in the stadium it seems as if Weaver has already thrown a lot of pitches.

    The Arod booing sounded a tad louder than the Tex booing.
    I am wearing a white Muji pinpoint Oxford and Yankee cap, the camera will surely find me!

  729. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    I like that Andy is throwing over a ton. The Angels are really off their feet. Figgins has to stand in there the whole time. Aybar has no idea what Andy will do… throw over, slide step??

  730. S.A.--Freedom! October 19th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Freedom! Time for John and Suzyn in the car. :shock:
    Go Andy

  731. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Pettitte you have 2 strikes. GET HIM OUT.

  732. Robbykid October 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I hate Aybar

  733. Balks are stupid October 19th, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    I think throwing to first is not only keeping the runners on but it must be very disruptive to the hitter…

    And as I write this he steals second.

  734. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Atta boy Andy!!!

  735. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    WTG CHONER!!!!!!!! LOL

  736. NY24 October 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    “Andy thinks he’s Mo today.”

    Yup channeling his inner MO

  737. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Andy at just 33 pitches after 3.

    assuming you dont want to count the additional 34 throws to 1st

  738. Rudy October 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Andy is grinding out each inning. The game comes to a complete halt when someone gets on base.

  739. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    1pof, it’s rare for a team’s top hitters to have big series in the playoffs. You have to figure that the Angels have spent most of their scouting time on stopping Teix/Arod/Matsui and Posada. 3 of the four have had success this post season, Teix has the least amount of playoff experience of the four – look how long it took Arod to figure out that he’s not going to get the same kind of pitches in October as the regular season. Teix just needs to adjust and take what’s given to him. It tough, especially when you sign a big contract that says you need to produce in October.

  740. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Andy the Stud is smokin with another 13 pitch inning.

  741. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Do they really need to show Scoscia’s face after every play or stolen base? Like he is some genius or something. It’s like the fox Scoiscia face cam. He isn’t the one running or playing, give me a break.

  742. vin October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    I love when a pitcher throws over to first 4 times, then the runner ends up stealing anyway. Only to have the next guy pop out to end the inning. What a beautiful game.

  743. m October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Andy’s at about 50 pitches with all the thows to 1B!

    Andy’s doing good, but the bats need to wake up. Scioscia doing his best to squeeze out extra bases.

  744. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “The thunder sticks are even more annoying in person, if you can imagine it.”

    Those thunder sticks just need one little prick.
    (insert Angel Halo 3B joke here)

  745. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    come on big inning!

    plus as a side note, I have not seen that black eyed peas direct TV commcl so it has been a good game…

  746. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    “The thunder sticks are even more annoying in person, if you can imagine it. ”

    More annoying than the TB cowbells? I can’t even imagine.

  747. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    andy = big game pitcher.

  748. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    33 pitches thru 3 innings. Fantastic job by Andy.

  749. DW October 19th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Okay, time to score some runs!

  750. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    i dont know if i want any pitcher in baseball other than cc on the mound in a game 7 WS than andy pettite

  751. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    “Do they really need to show Scoscia’s face after every play or stolen base? Like he is some genius or something. It’s like the fox Scoiscia face cam. He isn’t the one running or playing, give me a break.”

    Add in the fact that the expression on his face rarely changes and you wonder why we need to see it so often.

  752. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Nick-

    Where are you sitting?

  753. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    I’m annoyed by them on the TV, Nick. Its a good thing I’m not there, I’d be tempted to become involved in deflating every single one I sighted.

  754. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    A-rod!!!!!!

  755. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    ALEEXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

  756. Jenna October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS.

  757. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Woohoo…

  758. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Counting the pickoff attempts, Pettitte’s still around 45 pitches/throws. Not bad. NYY’s pitchers have just about shut down the running in the post season. Four more innings like this and NYY will be sitting good.

  759. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Alex!! Woohoo!

  760. pat October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Woo Hoo!

  761. DW October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Yay, A-rod!

  762. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Wow

    They are never going to pitch to him again

  763. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    BOOOM biddy bye bye!!!!

  764. Tom in N.J. October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    The Legend Continues….

  765. vin October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I will never question Alex again. He is unreal.

  766. Yankee44 October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Another A-Bomb!

  767. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    WooHOOO!!!!!

  768. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Man, this is the ARod and Jeter Show! :)

    Go ARod!

  769. m October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    uncanny

  770. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Arod is lucky Weaver fell behind otherwise he wasn’t getting a cookie.

  771. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Do not pitch to alex ever again!

  772. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Wow!

  773. Postseason Bunting October 19th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Alex –

    $300 million extension awaits.

    - Hank

  774. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Arod owns Weaver.

  775. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Great shot of Alex’s face on Fox.

  776. zmaster October 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    john sterling gone wild

  777. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Go Kate Hudson!

  778. JasonR October 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    If the lead holds, I think A-Rod just took the lead in the ALCS MVP sweepstakes.

  779. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    that HR stat is amazing

    Yankees – 10

    Opponents – 0

    just dominant

  780. NYY626 -GO ANDY October 19th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Alex: 4
    Jeter:3

    better catch up captain, you’re slacking!

  781. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Keep building his pitch count.

  782. Dano October 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    that ball was CRUSHED

  783. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Oh that Alex.

  784. Neil October 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    Attention California :

    Alex Rodriquez has landed on planet Earth.

  785. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:21 pm

    somebody tell Jered Weaver that he’s not facing the Red Sox lineup anymore…

    the Yanks can actually hit on the road.

  786. Yankee44 October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Matsui is at 4/8 in the series and almost flying under the radar with the way A-Rod and Jeter have been hitting

  787. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    This is one of the most amazing postseason hitting displays I have ever seen

  788. YankeesLuv October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Kate Hudson MVP!

  789. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    what a BOMB! arod is RAKING what a monster he is

  790. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    posada lets go this inning can be huge!!!

  791. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Weaver is lucky he is getting that outside outside corner to the lefties called a strike.

  792. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Weaver is going back to the breaking ball.

  793. The Radar Gun Mafia... I THOUGHT THEY BANNED AMPHETAMINES October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Welcome to the Alex and Derek show ;-)

  794. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Weaver at 65 pitches

  795. Orlando Chris October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Thanks, Trisha.

    That jack by A-Rod was easy to score :)

  796. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    That was a 20 Megaton blast. It wasn’t just the distance….it was the short amount of time it took to get out. A high line drive.

  797. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Kate Hudsdon 3 Los Angeles Angels of Anahiemm 0

  798. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    If Alex keeps hitting like this, Cody Ransom may never get his 3B job back.

  799. Jenna October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    “If the lead holds, I think A-Rod just took the lead in the ALCS MVP sweepstakes.”

    I think he has already won it. Unreal.

  800. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    A-Rod, ascending…

    Awe-struck, Weaver wondering…

    Soaring towards the sun…

  801. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who trusts Jose Molina and Chad Gaudin October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    “Kate Hudson MVP!”

    You got it!

  802. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    JF
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    posada lets go this inning can be huge!!!

    ****

    good call.

    What else have you got?

  803. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Come on Yanks! Push more over!

  804. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Same spot for Cano like the 2nd inning. Lets get a hit here.

  805. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Weaver doesn’t have it. He will be out of this game soo.

  806. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:23 pm
    If Alex keeps hitting like this, Cody Ransom may never get his 3B job back.

    ****

    I almost choked on my cottage cheese. Good job DT

  807. JMere October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Weaver Bending…Time to break him…

  808. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Nice hitting by Posada. Cano or Swish have to get a hit here.

  809. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Now let’s see if the bottom of the order can do something and not let Weaver off the hook.

  810. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    “If Alex keeps hitting like this, Cody Ransom may never get his 3B job back.”

    —————

    Not so fast.

    Cody calls a better game at 3rd.

  811. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Anaheim’s aura…

    Eldorado State’s specter…

    Evaporating…

  812. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    LOL. Feeling the pressure from Cody Ransom for his job is likely what is motivating Alex this postseason. :-)

    DT cracked the code!

  813. JMere October 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Rockem Robbie…Come ON!

  814. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    The bottom of the order is just :(

  815. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I feel like I’ve just been transported back in time to the 2nd inning

  816. Yankee44 October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Ick, Cano is 1 for 10 now :(

  817. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Cano needs a brain.. If I only had a brain…

  818. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    A mirror image of the second inning.

  819. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    I hear the yankees have the advantage because of the warm weather today.. ahahaha

  820. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Cano needs to stop swinging at balls. He is killing the rally.

  821. Laura - Don't call him A-Rod. His new nickname is "Alex the late"! October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Okay, Swisher. Let’s try that Sac Fly thing again!

  822. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Robby loves the fielder’s choice !

  823. Dan October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Is it going to be deja vu all over again?

  824. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    that cody ransom comment has me cracking up…hahah awesome.

    PS – swish take some pitches!

  825. JMere October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    A walk here wouldn’t be the end of the world…

  826. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    “I almost choked on my cottage cheese. Good job DT”

    thanks Erica.
    the pre-shower cottage cheese? Don’t be a tease.

  827. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    identical situation Swish

    get it done this time!

  828. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Boras is a texting addict.

    Get your mind in the game Swish!

  829. hian October 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    These 2 bums arent gonna do anything.

  830. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    My Yankee Snoopy was in the wrong spot :-(

  831. JMere October 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    BALK!

  832. Michael Kay's Worst Nightmare October 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Did they just say Cano is a “terrific” RBI guy??????????

    Announcers are idiots.

  833. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    A sac fly please.

  834. Bryan October 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Cano a great RBI man

    Umm yea not so much McCarver

  835. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:26 pm
    “I almost choked on my cottage cheese. Good job DT”

    thanks Erica.
    the pre-shower cottage cheese? Don’t be a tease.

    ****

    Wow. You’re a poet. Didn’t know it.

    It was a “I’m hungry, but its way too early for dinner” cottege cheese

  836. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    This is actually a good at bat by Swish

  837. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    If they are going to insist on seating Pat Sajak to the right of the pitcher’s view they should at least even it out by putting Wink Martindale on the left. C’mon Swish hit a Whammy!

  838. m October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Funny how the booth’s “just misses” isn’t anywhere near the strike zone.

  839. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    FAIL FAIL FAIL

  840. Rudy October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    It would be nice to see the bottom half do something.

  841. Terry from NH October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Swish needs to sit.. Rather see Gardner up there

  842. DW October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Oh, Swish. :(

  843. Jenna October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    -___- Smh.

  844. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    nice

    Yanks 0 for their last 17 with RISP

  845. RS October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “Did they just say Cano is a “terrific” RBI guy??????????”

    On the surface, 85 RBI looks great from the #8 spot. But with all the opportunities Cano had throughout the year, he really should have had closer to 100-110 RBI.

  846. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Wow Swisher stinks, Cano, Swisher, Melky no chance for anything.

  847. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    damn – ok this is kind of big, we need to capitalize on this or angels will feel like they got out of a big inning…

  848. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Will Swisher ever adjust to the breaking ball. They are so stupid some times.

  849. Bryan October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Swish and Cano useless bums!!!!

  850. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Weaver is aggravating.

    During one batter he can’t throw strikes, the next he strikes the guy out, the next his pitches are flat. All this within an inning!

  851. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    The book on Teixeira and Swisher: don’t throw them FBs.

  852. G. Love October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    The bottom of the order should have broken this game open by now.

    2 chances witha runner on 3rd and 1 out and 2 chances with 1st and 2nd with no out.

    I know Posada and Matsui are slow, but this should be a 4-0 game minimum.

  853. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Joe needs to break these guys up they are rally killers

  854. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    GOD swish.. come on man

  855. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Absolutely unreal. They need to breakup Swish and Cano at the bottom of the order. They are useless. Cano should of walked in his last at bat and this one should of been 2-0.

  856. YankeeRay October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    We should have been running here. You knew he would throw curves to swisher and cano can run on those.

  857. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    2 out 2 strike hit please

  858. ML October 19th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Thank you both Michael Kay’s Worst Nightmare and Bryan for posting on this. You beat me to it but I logged on just to post because it was so crazy.

    McCarver thinks Cano is a “great RBI man”!! Tim, I understand you didn’t follow the Yanks all year (although you do enough of their games on Fox Saturdays), but have you done ANY research?? It’s Game 3 and you STILL don’t know that Cano has had terrible trouble hitting with RISP ALL YEAR?!

    To paraphrase Denny Green, you’re EVEN WORSE than we thought you were!

  859. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    the bottom of the order.. NEEDS TO DO SOMETHING!

  860. swish October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    too many missed opportunities

    time for hairston and gardner to be given a shot

    we should have knocked weaver out!

  861. RS October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Maybe Arod should bat 8th. He’d get more opportunities behind Matsui and Posada than behind Tex and Damon.

  862. Boston Dave - 6 wins to go October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Weaver’s 79th pitch here

  863. Mark-Cant Touch This October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Swinging at complete garbage you think they would get the clue that weaver is not throwing his fastball for strikes that he is living of breaking balls out of the zone.

  864. Ed in Oregon October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    Anyone know of a site streaming the audio… could not get http://nycityeye.com/ to work…. I am dying . Thanks.

  865. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    These guys are making me nostalgic for Molina at the bottom of the lineup

  866. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I dont know whats worse, thundersticks or cowbells in a dome.

  867. DT - OPPC member October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    I’m heading home. Keep the good luck mojo going.

  868. Mike Jaret October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    cano needs to take a friggin breath and swish….JEEEZUS!

  869. Scared of the Wall October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Bottom of the order is absolutely KILLING this team.

  870. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Man the bottom of the order is just terrible. They are not getting the job done. Everytime their is a rally Cano, Swisher, and Cabrera kills it.

  871. m October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Okay, I’ve seen it all. A We BeWeave sign in the crowd.

  872. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Pettitte averaging 11 pitchers per inning. Weaver is pretty close to 20 per inning.

  873. i like pizza October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    cano, swisher and melky are just killing rallies. yankees pitching has been outstanding, allowing the solo HRs to be enough, but seriously TWICE they’ve had 2 on no out and they just cannot get anyone home

  874. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Solo home runs don’t hurt pitchers. Walks and 2 out base hits do. This game has a long way to go.

  875. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Gardner needs to play maybe he can get on base. Whether that means Swish or Melky sits I dont care which one it is. The bottom of the order is terrible.

  876. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    What a joke. Sui and Posada give professional at bats then Cano, Swish, and Melky can’t do a thing.

  877. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Unbelievable

  878. Rudy October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    At least Weaver is at 79 pitches now.

  879. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Swisher Melky and Teixeira are showing they have a hard time adjusting to a breaking ball.
    They’re getting a steady diet of it and failing each time.

  880. dizzo October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    so essentially, we only have 5 hitters on our team while tex, swish, cano and melky are automatic outs.

    i hope this doesn’t bite us on the ass. we should be up at least 4-0.

  881. Vrsce October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    ESPN Radio

  882. RalphieD (OPPC) October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    the rallies are starting with the wrong part of the lineup coming up…atleast for now…

  883. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:33 pm
    I’m heading home. Keep the good luck mojo going.

    ***

    Do you have a long commute? I need to be given a heads up on when to shower. LOL

  884. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Jared 79 pitches after 4

    Andy 32 pitches after 4

  885. YankeesLuv October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    You know I must say it’s nice to get the updates especially about Arod without the sarcastic jabs that Pete took. Refreshing, good job guys.

  886. Get Yer Damn hands Off Of her! October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    This RISPs non sense wWILL bite us in the butts ! Good thing our bullpen is as solid as the Great Wall of China !

  887. Scared of the Wall October 19th, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    RS
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:32 pm
    Maybe Arod should bat 8th. He’d get more opportunities behind Matsui and Posada than behind Tex and Damon.
    ____________________________________________________

    Joe Torre endorses this statement.

  888. Robbykid October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Besides CANO’s triple, he is having a terrible ALCS….

  889. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Seriously does Cano even go up to the plate with a game plan in mind? He has seen 1 strike today but has swung at everything else besides that strike.

  890. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    If the A’s get back into thia game those were some big runs we left out there.

  891. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    I think that in the next round we need to bring in Hinske because these guys just suck right now. They can’t even hit a deep fly to score a run.

  892. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    haiku-man,

    Where are you getting your info from? Pettitte pitched 3 innings, and has 33 pitches.

  893. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    cano is not getting big hits, BUT he has at least got the runner over both times at bat – if swish hits two sac flies we are in a much better position!

  894. YanksinCA October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    That’s the second time Swisher’s failed to get a run in with a man on 3rd and one out. Can’t keep leaving runs out there.

  895. Scud Missile October 19th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I’ve had all the Melk I can handle. I am lactose intolerant now. Give me Gardner.

  896. stuart a October 19th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    cano nad swisher are dreadful with RISP.

    They are killing the team. Cano is so pathetic with RISP is is unreal. Swisher is a 245 hitter all the time..

    there avg with RISP in the playoffs is horrible as a team…

  897. Scared of the Wall October 19th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Swisher’s extreme suckage has been most surprising.

    He normally has a great eye and he’s just swinging at garbage. Looks a little antsy out there…

  898. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    weaver should be out of the game by now

  899. Bill G October 19th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Why is weaver using pitches other than his curveball? it is nasty tonight.

  900. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    i feel like swish is just trying too hard

  901. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    The lineup is really putting a lot of pressure on the starting pitchers. They can’t count on them only giving up 2 runs a game in every game. Especially Andy.

  902. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Scud, Joe has to keep Melky in their if for nothing else but his arm in center.

  903. RS October 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “Joe Torre endorses this statement.”

    You know I was joking. But seriously, I hate to waste Arod’s hot streak because no one’s getting on base in front of him.

  904. KF October 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Erica,
    You took a vacation day, hopefully the Yankees will cut you some slack and it wouldn’t be necessary.

  905. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    a “shutdown” inning would be big right here. the top of the lineup is going to get to weaver sooner or later…

  906. Dano October 19th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    all these wasted opportunities…

    2-0 lead is great, but you have to think the angels are due a good inning or two. there was a real opportunity right there to bust this out.

  907. RS October 19th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Damon has caught 3 line drives by Abreu. The Yankees really know exactly how to pitch to him AND field against him.

  908. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Darryl Strawberry is going to be on the new Celebrity Apprentice

  909. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    this game should be 5-0

  910. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Weaver at 79 pitches.

    Another DP would be nice.

  911. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    cano is not getting big hits, BUT he has at least got the runner over both times at bat – if swish hits two sac flies we are in a much better position!

    You must be kidding a .300 avg hitter is getting runner over so a big swinger hitting .200 something can drive them in.

  912. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Damon has caught 3 line drives by Abreu. The Yankees really know exactly how to pitch to him AND field against him.

    ——-

    same goes for Angels and Teix

  913. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Andy has to stay inside on Vlad

  914. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    KF
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:38 pm
    Erica,
    You took a vacation day, hopefully the Yankees will cut you some slack and it wouldn’t be necessary.

    ***

    Well, I will still need to shower eventually but I would rather it be when I feel like it.

    I am happy with the 2-0 lead, but I wouldn’t complain about insurance runs

  915. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Benny, agree. and i still think yankees will need about 5 runs to win…

  916. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    The bottom of the order needs to step it up. And Tex needs to come up big.

  917. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    This is bad

  918. Mark-Cant Touch This October 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Who kidnap Vlad and replaced him with this patience hitter

  919. Yankee44 October 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Is it even possible to walk Vlad?

  920. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Come on Andy

  921. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    pov – obviously yankees do not think of cano as an RBI guy or he would be hitting a lot higher in the order…

  922. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Nice pick off!!!

  923. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Yer Out!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  924. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Pettitte looks to be on his way to a bad inning. Caught stealing helps though.

  925. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Was Tim McCarver a decent player? Cause some of his analysis makes me wonder, lol.

  926. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I love to say this but… We are in the angels heads..

  927. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    Andy is an artist, you’d think after 14 years they’d stop testing him.

  928. vin October 19th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    That’s Angels Baseball!

    If you are subjected to their broadcast they yell that after every SB, 1st to 3rd, Sac fly, bunt, etc. They act like they invented the finer points of the game.

  929. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    did andy fist pump and say “POW”

  930. zmaster October 19th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    good job by andy. let’s see if he can get more like that :)

  931. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Look for the Angels to really tighten up in the next couple of innings. I hope Joe knows this and game plans accordingly.

  932. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    # Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Was Tim McCarver a decent player? Cause some of his analysis makes me wonder, lol.

    He caught Bob Gibson. :)

  933. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Angel,

    I agree.

    He obviously ran on first move, that could have been called by the bench. So how exactly was that Hunter being a bad runner? But it COULD have been his fault too. All I’m saying is that he shouldn’t assume it was all on Hunter.

  934. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Andy is bending but not breaking yet….Come on get the next guy

  935. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    f you Fox for putting up that graphic

  936. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Was Torii Hunter saying Fox announcers suck, or was he using an R-rated word?

  937. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Way to go Andy

  938. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    so who can predict what Derek is going to do next inning?

  939. Dr. Cox October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I wish they wouldnt show the homerun stat.

    You know what almost always happens….haha.

  940. RS October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Our starting pitching is carrying the team. Time for some hitters besides Arod and Jeter to show up.

  941. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Derek will hit a single up the middle. Give me my money.

  942. rb October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Just got home from work. :mad:

    But I’m thrilled to see the Yanks with a couple of runs on the board! Jeter and A-Rod playing follow the leader again. :lol:

  943. m October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Rivera’s “blast” got my heart racing.

    What was Hunter thinking? Thanks goodness he wasn’t.

  944. Scared of the Wall October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    JF
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:46 pm
    so who can predict what Derek is going to do next inning?
    _____________________________________________________

    According to John Sterling, you can’t predict baseball. ;)

  945. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    This game should be 5-0 Yankees. I am really getting tired of Cano, Swish, and Cabrera killing the rally.

  946. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Correction 51 PITCHES AFTER 4,32 AFTER 3,MY BAD!

  947. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Weaver is at 79 pitches. The Yanks need to score off of him in the next 2 innings before he is out of the game. Just some patient good at bats. 2 runs isn’t winning this game.

  948. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Jeremy
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    This game should be 5-0 Yankees. I am really getting tired of Cano, Swish, and Cabrera killing the rally.

    ***

    I am really tired of people saying what the score “should be”

    Lets be grateful we have a lead. Any insurance runs are gravy

  949. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    RS,

    I think our pitching as a whole is carrying us. Our starting pitching and bullpen have been equally as good.

  950. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Bottom 4 in the Yankee lineup are batting .200 for the postseason.

  951. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Damon!!!!

  952. rb October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Johnny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  953. Vrsce October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Johnny D

  954. Tom in N.J. October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    BOOM!

  955. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Erica,

    I agree. This is baseball, and the Angels could be saying it should be 3-1, in their favor.

    Damon!!!

  956. igotid88 October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Finally Damon

  957. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    erica loves it!!!!!!!

  958. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    WOOOO HOOOOO!

  959. Rob in Vt. October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Bam

  960. bronxbomberfan4life October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    JD GOES BOOM!!!

  961. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = AWESOME!!!!!!!! :grin:

  962. pat October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Who needs RISP? Woo Hoo Johnny

  963. Jenna October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    POW! Nice Johnny nice!

  964. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Johnny would like to dedicate that to Erica

  965. RS October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Damon! Wow, he was long overdue.

  966. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    WHO built this ball park??

    DAMON

  967. Bronx Jeers October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Congrats Erica!

  968. JasonR October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    OHHHH JOHNNY!

  969. YankeesLuv October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Damon wants to join the party! yeahh

  970. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    JF
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    erica loves it!!!!!!!

    ****

    I do! I do!

  971. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Nice going Damon. Yanks had the right idea in this game swing early.

  972. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    http://www.baseball-reference......html?redir

    More than you want to know about McCarvers baseball skills, because his announcing skills are awful.

    Erica-Damon making a case for a renewal contract.

  973. KF October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Damon is just trying to take the pressure off Erica.

  974. rb October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Tex it’s your turn.

  975. The Radar Gun Mafia... I THOUGHT THEY BANNED AMPHETAMINES October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Scouting Mark Texiera…

    Throw him 3 curve balls.

    - End of report.

  976. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Tex you can’t hit a grand slam with no one on base.

  977. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm
    Congrats Erica!

    ****

    Thank you!!! I knew all of my efforts would pay off :-)

  978. m October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    At least Weaver’s limiting the damage to solo homeruns. :)

  979. Rob in Vt. October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    # Jim the VT Yankeefan October 19th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Bottom 4 in the Yankee lineup are batting .200 for the postseason.
    ————————————————————–
    Don’t remind me.

  980. Scared of the Wall October 19th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Damon’s off the schnied… Tex is still swinging at bad pitches though :(

  981. Jenna October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Tex join the party?

  982. Vader October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Tex needs to get it going

  983. randy l. October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    alex needs to keep thinking short with his swing.

    hopefully the home runs don’t take him out of the approach that’s causing them.

    i think the new alex knows that though so no problem.

    i would like to see some line drives and hard grounders up the middle though just in case.

  984. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Does kate have any girlfriends she could introduce to tex?

  985. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    weaver has to be coming out

    now they have to pitch to AROD!

  986. Mark-Cant Touch This October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Nice! Damon figured out that weavers fastball is completely useless today and to sit on his breaking stuff! so did Tex that at bat.

  987. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Can they finally start a rally and this time kill the Angels.

  988. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Let’s put this game away already.

  989. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:43 pm
    Was Tim McCarver a decent player? Cause some of his analysis makes me wonder, lol.

    ————————————————————

    McCarver was a very good catcher….one of the best in the 60s and early 70s. Also, he could hit and steal bases. He killed the Yankees in the ’64 WS for St. Louis.

  990. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Just missed that :(

  991. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Jeremy
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:47 pm
    This game should be 5-0 Yankees. I am really getting tired of Cano, Swish, and Cabrera killing the rally.
    ************************************************

    Yes because 3 runs is so lousy. Sheesh, they’re up on the Angels, try and enjoy it. :)

  992. Yankee44 October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Oooooooo, almost

  993. rb October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Geez, I thought that was gone. :(

  994. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Lovin’ the DVR – Missed Damon’s HR, but got to see it!!! YAY.

    Johnny!!!!

  995. Trevor October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Just missed it.

  996. Jenna October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Oh my. If that would of went out.

  997. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    mannnnnnnnnnnnnn, that was the knockout punch

  998. Benny Blanco October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    He Just missed it!

  999. The Radar Gun Mafia... I THOUGHT THEY BANNED AMPHETAMINES October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    OH MAN!!!

    HOW DID THAT NOT GO OUT!!

  1000. YankeesLuv October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    ahhhhh almost.

  1001. Heyya October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Ahhh man. I thought that was out. Yanks are squaring Weaver up nicely right now.

  1002. RalphieD (OPPC) October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    def thought that was gone…

  1003. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    I love aura and mystique- but has it ever occured to these announcers that maybe these Yankees are just really good????

  1004. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    i almost dropped my chili when arod hit that

  1005. igotid88 October 19th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Just missed it

  1006. antisocial scrooge October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    seems like I’m missing hr derby here.

  1007. The Ghost October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Hopefully Teix has wized up and will start taking the walks opposing pitchers are begging him to take.

  1008. DW October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    It sounded so good off of his bat…maybe next time.

  1009. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    how many balls have left the infield against andy today? 5?

  1010. Doreen October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Whew -ARod – so close!

    Let’s Go Matsui!!

  1011. Carl October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    John Sterling is gonna give me a heart attack one day

  1012. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    A-rod was so close to making this a 5-0 game.

  1013. rb October 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Buck and McCarver only say good things about the Yankees when they are forced to.

  1014. JasonR October 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Very faint but audible “LETS GO YANKEES CHANT” just now.

  1015. Ed October 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    think weaver will be pitching in the 6th?

  1016. 100 pitches of fun... October 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    It’s amazing that they only have a 3 run lead after all of this.

  1017. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Carl
    October 19th, 2009 at 5:54 pm
    John Sterling is gonna give me a heart attack one day

    ****

    Nah, he’ll give hismelf one first

  1018. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 19th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    I guess thats why I wasn’t sure if he was any good – I wasn’t alive while he was playing.

    I mean he clearly knows the game, he just makes strange calls/observations at times.

  1019. Sam Borden October 19th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Halfway through and it’s already time for a second thread. Come on over.

  1020. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 19th, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Sterling might have a heart attack but he would still be back at work the next day

  1021. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Damon does damage…

    I’d like to solve the puzzle…

    Pri_e o_ the Pin_trip_s!

  1022. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    new thread
    :arrow:
    :arrow:
    :arrow:

  1023. RalphieD (OPPC) October 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    im still shocked arods ball didnt go out..

  1024. Jeremy October 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    I hate that this game is still within reach. They need to drive a stake through the Angels.

  1025. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Wee Doggy,Jared is at 95 pitches after 5!

  1026. Erica - always OPPC October 19th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    go to the new thread
    :arrow:

  1027. JF October 19th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    yankees really need to string 2 or 3 hits together, i dont like the angels hanging around…

  1028. GreenBeret7 October 19th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Damon with his best YS drive. Rodriguez’s drive just had too much air time, but, he rocked it.

  1029. Yankee Trader October 19th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Weaver at 95 pitches. Are they still warming up in the Angels bullpen?

  1030. randy l. October 19th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    “Was Tim McCarver a decent player? Cause some of his analysis makes me wonder, ”

    good enough to play in the majors at age 17,18, and 19 and good enough for 21 years total.

    the problem is he first played in the 50′s.

    he’s a little old fashioned shall we say.

  1031. Pov October 19th, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Now watch with no RISP the unholy three at the bottom of the order will get a hit. It’s easy for Weaver he knows they are all going to swing at balls of the strike zone so that’s all they see.

    Well he’s gone now we will see happens

  1032. vin October 19th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Big strikeout right there. Have to kill the momentum before it really gets going.

  1033. vin October 19th, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Scioscia has nothing to gain by keeping Weaver in the game. Oliver has been very good for them, and Weaver has been walking the tightrope all day. The last thing the Angels need is to give back any more runs.

  1034. RS October 19th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I hope Girardi doesn’t micromanage today. Unless the Angels score in the next inning and it looks like Pettitte is tiring, he should be allowed to complete 7 innings. Then use ONE of Hughes/Chamberlain and go straight to Mo.

    I don’t want to see Pettitte get pulled after 6 innings, then see Coke for 1 out, Joba for 1, etc. Not unless the Angels are threatening.

  1035. haiku-man October 19th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    ANDY 68 pitches after 5 and looking good.

    McCarver/Buck wonder if the Phillies could handle the Yankees,then realized they were dreaming.

  1036. Yankee44 October 19th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Cano got a hit :-O

  1037. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    god cano can you get your head into the game, the guy is so lucky his teammates keep picking him up

  1038. Dr. Cox October 19th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    ew Swish.

  1039. Yankee44 October 19th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    And a big goose egg from the bottom of the order once again :(

  1040. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    what a shot by damon… god can the angels get any more lucky? score should be 5-1 at least

  1041. SWISHER SALUTE! October 19th, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    at least we’re already into their pen :D

  1042. Uncle Tito October 19th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Man, Swisher is just brutal.

  1043. JZ October 19th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Melky just SUCKS!

  1044. Matthew October 20th, 2009 at 12:26 pm

    What a blog! I really found this article interesting.
    wonder who’s gonna win the 4th game.
    I also like to bet so I was wondering if any of you guys are familiar with vegas sports masters, they’ve been recommended.

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