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Girardi will stick with Pettitte in Game 6

Posted by: Josh Thomson - Posted in Misc on Oct 23, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

With the forecast calling for a 90 percent chance of rain and the chance of thunderstorms Saturday night, the question was logical. Still, Joe Girardi didn’t hesitate, saying he will pitch Andy Pettitte in Game 6 even if rain pushes it to Sunday.

“Andy’s going to start the next game for us,” Girardi said during a 6:15 press conference.

CC Sabathia would be ready on full rest on Sunday, when he is currently scheduled to pitch Game 7. But reasons to keep the rotation intact are obvious. Which is chief among them if Pettitte and the Yanks lock up the ALCS in 6? The luxury of sending Sabathia against the Phillies on Wednesday in Game 1 of the World Series. We know that, even if Girardi didn’t quite say it.

The manager answered a few other pertinent questions. Including:

• He will “sleep on” replacing the struggling Nick Swisher in the Game 6 lineup. Girardi, as you can hear, said Swisher has done well against Joe Saunders. A quick look indicates that isn’t entirely true. Swisher is 5 for 21 with a home run, six RBI and a .741 OPS vs. Saunders in his career. That’s well below Swisher’s career .818 OPS.
• Removing Alex Rodriguez from the lineup in the ninth inning of Game 5 was “very tough,” but Girardi believed Freddy Guzman gave the club a better chance to score the tying run on a double to the gap. “Alex runs the bases very well, but sometimes the extra step can tie or win a game for you,” he said.
• Girardi continues to express confidence in his bullpen, Phil Hughes in particular. Dave Eiland told us earlier he, like Posada, expected to talk to Hughes. Eiland said Hughes’ mechanics failed him on the single by Vladimir Guerrero in the exact way they failed him against the Twins. “It’s just a minor adjustment and he knows it,” Eiland said. “It’s just staying within yourself and not trying to make that good stuff you have even better. If you do that you get a little jumpy in your delivery and it affects your command. That’s what’s happened.” No comment tonight from Hughes, who did not attend the workout.
• The cold that bothered Derek Jeter has not spread to others. Dr. Girardi thought Jeter sounded better today.

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353 Responses to “Girardi will stick with Pettitte in Game 6”

  1. joeysdadjoe October 23rd, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Hopefully we wrap this up tomorrow

  2. chris October 23rd, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    haha Dr. Girardi.

    Not sure why I found that so amusing, but really great work, Josh. Really appreciate all the hard work you boys have been doing for us.

    Let’s go Yankees!

  3. CR9 October 23rd, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    repost

    As for the stupid start speed/end speed thing, all I can say is, duh. You mean to tell me that something when you throw a ball at one speed, it will slow down and get to home plate slower than when it was thrown? That’s AMAZING! ::rolleyes::”

    You did not know that when Daniel Bard or Josh Beckett or Jon lester throw a 95-98 MPH fastball, it actually ends up at the plate at 105 mph. There pitches get faster as they go along and defy every law of gravity

  4. adrian mckinty October 23rd, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    er this is probably a stupid question, but if (and if is the operative word for those of us who fear the power of the jinx) the Yanks progress to the WS can they call up Ian Kennedy? I dont know how this works, but he was on the expanded roster in September…

  5. The Other Phil (Don't Feed the Trolls!) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    adrian:
    Others here will know better, but I think so. I believe they can tweak the roster between CS and WS (but I could easily be wrong)…

  6. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    24 hours and 48 minutes until Game 6!!!!!!!!!!!!

  7. YanksinCA October 23rd, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Ian Kennedy is on the 40 man roster, so they could theoretically add him to the World Series roster (if they make if to the World Series). However, I can’t imagine why they would do that. He’s only made a couple of appearances in the Arizona Fall League, which is quite different than playoff baseball. Maybe he’ll make an impact next year.

  8. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Nick in SF
    Did you hear of the sequel to Wall Street?
    no Lou Mannheim.

  9. CR9 October 23rd, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Phil, Thanks for that laugh. Scooter!!!

  10. The Other Phil (Don't Feed the Trolls!) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Oh yeah, Scooter… jeez.

    I actually liked concept of it, but it was so cartoony and dumb that I couldn’t listen to the actual explanation of how the pitch worked. It just made me want to stab myself in the eyes.

    Something Fox is doing that I do like is the closeup/super slo-mo on the pitcher’s release. Shows the grip and rotation on the ball. I think that’s cool.

    Until Buck and McCarver start talking about.

  11. Yankee Fan in VA October 23rd, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Not that I want Game 6 to be postponed… but if the weather should get bad enough to rain out tomorrow, would Joe then start CC in a Sunday Game 6? Or would he start Andy?

    If CC were to pitch a Sunday game 6, he’d be in line to pitch Thursday (WS game 2) on regular rest, or game 1 on short.

    If Andy were to pitch a Sunday game 6, and the Yanks win, CC can pitch WS game 1 on regular rest.

    But if Andy were to pitch a Sunday game 6 and the Yanks *lose*, CC would have to pitch game 7 on Monday… then, if the Yanks win, regular rest would keep CC out until WS game 3.

    The best outcome here is for tomorrow’s game *NOT* to be rained out, of course. (And for the Yankees to win!)

  12. GreenBeret7 October 23rd, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    pat
    October 23rd, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    @MLB Jeter just tried to show Girardi he can drag bunt from left side in BP. #epicfail
    33 minutes ago from web

    ————————————————————

    Pat, I don’t know who wrote that, but, clearly, they don’t know a sac bunt from a sac fly. Right handed batters don’t drag bunt. Only left handed batters can drag bunt. That’s where the term came from, they are moving from the batter’s box and drag the ball up the first base line with them. Right handers will bunt, but, that’s a push bunt. I realize that it’s pretty much a case of semantics, but, if these writers want to sound intelligent, it would help to know the proper terms.

  13. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    24 hours and 48 minutes until Game 6!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eroca whats on TV tonight?

  14. The Other Phil (Don't Feed the Trolls!) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    VA: Girardi’s already said that Andy starts game 6, no matter what.

    I don’t mind. Going to CC is a panic move and there’s no need to panic. It also undercuts Pettitte and if CC were to lose, Andy starts Game 7 under auspicious circumstances.

    Andy gets the job done in game 6. Tomorrow, Sunday, Monday, Christmas, New Years’, whenever.

  15. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    “Pat, I don’t know who wrote that, but, clearly, they don’t know a sac bunt from a sac fly. Right handed batters don’t drag bunt. Only left handed batters can drag bunt. That’s where the term came from, they are moving from the batter’s box and drag the ball up the first base line with them. Right handers will bunt, but, that’s a push bunt. I realize that it’s pretty much a case of semantics, but, if these writers want to sound intelligent, it would help to know the proper terms.”

    Hear ! Hear! or is it Here! Here!?

  16. The Other Phil (Don't Feed the Trolls!) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    GB7: the tweet from MLB said Jeet was trying to drag bunt from the left side. Looks like Jeet is as loose as ever…

  17. vin October 23rd, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    repost:

    Has anyone ever considered the fact that “all the pressure” is on BOTH teams… as it is in every playoff game.

    Writers need to make a story out of every game, and for the majority of the writers/talking heads, NY being up against the wall, and having “all the pressure” on them is a more compelling story, nationwide.

    How could there not be more pressure on the Angels? They lose and they go home.
    But there is indeed pressure on NYY. Lose and they run the risk of blowing the series.

    Both teams have pressure. Writers like to have a narrative to write. Talking head need something substantial to say.

    Just have to ignore all that garbage. None of it means anything.

  18. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Do we have any amateur meteorologists among us on LoHud?

    Are they going to get this game in tomorrow?

    I can’t wait any longer.

  19. RalphieD (OPPC) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    “pat
    October 23rd, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    @MLB Jeter just tried to show Girardi he can drag bunt from left side in BP. #epicfail
    33 minutes ago from web

    ————————————————————

    Pat, I don’t know who wrote that, but, clearly, they don’t know a sac bunt from a sac fly. Right handed batters don’t drag bunt. Only left handed batters can drag bunt. That’s where the term came from, they are moving from the batter’s box and drag the ball up the first base line with them. Right handers will bunt, but, that’s a push bunt. I realize that it’s pretty much a case of semantics, but, if these writers want to sound intelligent, it would help to know the proper terms.”

    lol gb…i think the tweet means that jeter tried drag bunting from the left side of the plate…you know, as in he actually being a lefty batter

  20. pat October 23rd, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    GB

    The Tweet said “from the left side” so it would be a drag bunt.

  21. GreenBeret7 October 23rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    RalphieD (OPPC)
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    “pat
    October 23rd, 2009 at 6:31 pm
    @MLB Jeter just tried to show Girardi he can drag bunt from left side in BP. #epicfail
    33 minutes ago from web

    ————————————————————

    Pat, I don’t know who wrote that, but, clearly, they don’t know a sac bunt from a sac fly. Right handed batters don’t drag bunt. Only left handed batters can drag bunt. That’s where the term came from, they are moving from the batter’s box and drag the ball up the first base line with them. Right handers will bunt, but, that’s a push bunt. I realize that it’s pretty much a case of semantics, but, if these writers want to sound intelligent, it would help to know the proper terms.”

    lol gb…i think the tweet means that jeter tried drag bunting from the left side of the plate…you know, as in he actually being a lefty batter

    ————————————————————

    Well, at least that would make sense, then. I don’t tweet, twitter or chirp, and I don’t read them. So, as much as it pains me, a writer may be correct…for once.

    How come Gardner doesn’t try bunting for a chance?

  22. Josh October 23rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    haha Dr. Girardi.
    =================
    haha indeed he’d probably be the only surgeon who would opt for brain surgery to figure out why a patient is complaining of a paper cut.

  23. m October 23rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I think little Sidney was playing a trick on Grampa with his own computer. :)

  24. MaineYankee October 23rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    GB7

    Next time have the dog read it to you so you get the whloe thing. :lol:

  25. 3 (formerly S.o.S.) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    This thread looks like dei ja vu.
    my turn repost
    Can someone tell me how accuscore works? Is it computer generated. Expert combined numbers(not including our favorite Gammons)etc?

  26. GreenBeret7 October 23rd, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Sorry, Pat. I was speed reading…..much like I speed type….without much success.

  27. pat October 23rd, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    They don’t sound uptight….. Joba was singing Miley Cyrus’ “Party in The USA” and Cervelli was singing James Brown’s “I Feel Good” during workouts today.

    “Coming into this series,” Jeter said, “all the talk was how they dominated us over the years and how they were going to be a big problem for us. And then, we’re up 3-1 and we lose one game people say, well, we wasted an opportunity and ‘What’s wrong with the Yankees?’ It’s a long series. Last I checked, I think we’re in pretty good shape.”

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde.....r_wor.html

  28. The Other Phil (Don't Feed the Trolls!) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I just need this series over with. Living in L.A. (the real one, not the fake Angels one) makes this whole thing hell. The media here just fawning over that team, especially after the Dodgers’ epicfail is just ridiculous.

  29. 3 (formerly S.o.S.) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Speaking of things i havnt seen in awhile.

    DID YOU KNOW?
    That top grossed horror films ever in order are.
    1.Friday the 13th 380 mil
    2.Saw(who knew a movie that cost 1 mil to make the first one can take off.) 342 mil
    3.Holloween 309 mil
    4.Nighmare on elm street 307mil\
    5.Scream 293 mil

  30. GreenBeret7 October 23rd, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    m
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    I think little Sidney was playing a trick on Grampa with his own computer.

    MaineYankee
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:29 pm
    GB7

    Next time have the dog read it to you so you get the whloe thing.

    ————————————————————

    You two had better be very careful about what you type. I’m watching you. I might mistype/misspell my digs at you, but, you’ll know it’s me.

  31. The Other Phil (Don't Feed the Trolls!) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    pat: The photo in that article cracks me up for some reason!

  32. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth, I have not heard anything about it. Since I disapprove of the original, I can’t imagine the sequel being any better. Wait, is Oliver Stone involved? If not, I guess it could be better after all.

    3 writes: “Here in So.Cal there is cheap hotels called Motel 6. It looks identical in the room to a 5 star hotel with the lights turned off. Rent a room and sneak some food in the ballpark to make up for it. Problem solved.”

    I have considerable experience with Motel 6s, especially here in California. While the room might look identical to a 5-stat with the lights out, it doesn’t feel identical, and I’m not even counting the itchy feeling you sometimes get later when you realize that you may have gotten clean sheets but you probably didn’t get a laundered bedspread.

    Anyway, Motel 6 isn’t really an option in the heart of NYC… I guess Christina could drive 25 miles out of the city and get cheaper accomodations though. Christina, have you ever looked into couchsurfing.com?

  33. Jeremy October 23rd, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    This series will be over in Game 6. Accuscore has this series ending in 6 games. They have been right the entire postseason, and the bats are starting to heat up which is not good news for Saunders. He was lucky in Game 2 because he left a lot of men on base and didn’t last long, but the cold bats and cold weather bailed him out. I think he won’t be so lucky next time.

  34. m October 23rd, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    sigh, SoS,

    Do I have to do everything for you?

    http://accuscore.com/how-does-.....ation-work

    To be clear, they’re not giving all the details because they don’t want people like Rebecca ;) ripping off their intellectual property. For every detail they give, they left out 10-20 others. And they only talked about football to protect the i.p.

  35. Erin October 23rd, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    pat
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    They don’t sound uptight….. Joba was singing Miley Cyrus’ “Party in The USA” and Cervelli was singing James Brown’s “I Feel Good” during workouts today.

    *********
    :) Love it!

  36. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    “Uncle Ellsworth, I have not heard anything about it. Since I disapprove of the original, I can’t imagine the sequel being any better. Wait, is Oliver Stone involved? If not, I guess it could be better after all.”

    I assumed liked the original because of the Holbrook Factor.

    I think this sequel will stink.

  37. vin October 23rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    More on accuscore:
    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....=291024110

    I’m so glad the game is played in spreadsheets and databases. Start printing those WS tickets!!!

  38. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    24 hours and 48 minutes until Game 6!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Eroca whats on TV tonight?
    *******

    Ridiculously behind on my TV for the week. Shows I am DVRing tonight are Law and Order and Ugly Betty.

    Goal to watch tonight between laundry is Ugly Betty and last night’s Private Practice, Community and Parks and Recreation. If its not too late I’ll also try to watch some of the shows that are on my list to view online

  39. m October 23rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Charlie Sheen said the other week that he went for a 1-day shoot of him leaving prison. Sounds like only a cameo, though his Charlie Harper role has typecast him a bit since the original WS. ;)

  40. The Other Phil (Don't Feed the Trolls!) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    I am admitting upfront that I stole this from someone on another board. Or rather, I am “reposting” it… :) But I really liked it and think it is apropos to those “2004″ers.

    “Before the 8th inning of game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, with the Yankees down by 3 runs and 6 outs from elimination, Aaron Boone was sitting in the Yankee dugout looking depressed and defeated. The Yankees were in trouble and everyone knew it. Derek Jeter, as calm as ever, saw Boone’s body language and knew what he was feeling. And Jeter, who in that 8th inning would start the last great Yankee postseason rally, went to Boone, the soon-to-be hero of the game, and said “Don’t worry, the ghosts will come out”.

    And that is the mantra that Yankee fans can repeat today – “The ghosts will come out”. 2004 may have given us reason to doubt this team’s ability to finish, to doubt the power of the pinstripes, to doubt the ghosts. But those Yankees did not have the same heart, the same hunger, or the same determination that this team possesses. That team, like Boone in 2003, collectively felt defeated when Boston won game 5. They did not think they could beat Schilling, and knew that a game 7 could only bring disaster.

    But not this team. This team is more like the Dynasty Yankees. They fight for every out of every inning, until the very end. They were not done when the Angels take a 4-0 first inning lead. They are better than that. And when the team fights, the ghosts will fight with them. In game 6, Andy Pettitte – one of the driving forces behind the Dynasty – takes the mound. And the ghosts will be by his side.

    So fear not Yankee fans. This team will not go quietly into the New York night. And the ghosts will not let the new house be christened by an Angel pennnant. They will come out.”

  41. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    No, disliked the original despite the Holbrook factor.

    Too much Sheen/Douglas/Sheen/Hannah/STONE, not enough Holbrook!

  42. Comet October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Repost!

    Comet
    October 23rd, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    Melky is a very servicable player. I wouldn’t call him lazy rather sometimes he gets complacent. That will likely change as he matures. Both him and Gardner have their strengths defensively. Gardner runs a better route to the ball but has more trouble going back on the ball. Gardner is faster. Melky has a far superior arm. I think I’d be inclined to play Gardner in CF for Game 6 with Melky in RF. Swish could pinch hit if needed and Guzman can be your defensive replacement.
    Every player on the team doesn’t need to be a Super Star. We can’t afford a SS at every position. Melky will not likely ever contend for the lead in HR, or SB or RBI or BA but he does enough things well, to make him an important part of the team. I don’t think you’ll find that AJAX is going to be a huge upgrade over Melky. If you look at what Tori Hunter is paid and Melky is paid and then look at their repective production, I think Melky is the better buy.
    Comet

  43. 3 (formerly S.o.S.) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    mel,
    Thanks alot. You know me better than that. If your going to do something nice. Next time do it right and send me the cliff note version. Was that a 10,000 word explanation? Did Dave help write it? Thanks again.

  44. ShamWow October 23rd, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    The Yankees are ready.

    http://dondep.home.comcast.net.....s_team.jpg

  45. Pat M. October 23rd, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Nick in SF…..Just recieved a old friend who lives in SF,he has 2 tickets to the Jtes game in Oakland on Sunday…..We used to go to Shea Stadium to watch Joe Willie Namath and have been Jet fans since the mid 60′s….I’m giving it some consideration, although it’s easy to get to, the surrounding area aroung the Coliseum is very rough

  46. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    m
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    Charlie Sheen said the other week that he went for a 1-day shoot of him leaving prison. Sounds like only a cameo, though his Charlie Harper role has typecast him a bit since the original WS.

    Yep Cameo –

    “Goal to watch tonight between laundry is Ugly Betty and last night’s Private Practice, Community and Parks and Recreation. If its not too late I’ll also try to watch some of the shows that are on my list to view online”

    Parks and Rec and Community are growing on me.
    Ugly Betty is so 2007 – get with it.

  47. vin October 23rd, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    You’re too nice, Mel.

    I would’ve given this link:

    http://www.lmgtfy.com/?q=how+d.....re+work%3F

  48. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Aaron Boone on MLBN.

    Would it be good karma to have him throw out the first pitch tomorrow night?

  49. Buddy Biancalana October 23rd, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Christina-

    Aren’t you friends with Rebecca? Hit her up for her couch, she lives near the stadium.

  50. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    No, disliked the original despite the Holbrook factor.

    Too much Sheen/Douglas/Sheen/Hannah/STONE, not enough Holbrook!

    Sooo 80s though.

  51. vin October 23rd, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    “Would it be good karma to have him throw out the first pitch tomorrow night?”

    I’ve been pondering that possibility ever since I saw MLB network’s replay of the ’03 game 7. I’m totally in favor of it.

  52. m October 23rd, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    please release my critique of community and parks & rec. nothing naughty in it and i don’t want to retype. thanks. :)

  53. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Vin, but does that mean that the game goes into extra innings?

    I dont know if I’d be able to stomach it.

  54. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Pat M, the Coliseum is not a friendly place for fans of visiting teams… if you attend, I would avoid wearing any Jets colors and be careful about rooting too overtly…

    The location isn’t such a big deal, you will either be arriving by car or by transit from the airport, no? BART is also very easy. Most of the immediate area around there is pretty industrial anyway, though the hood proper is close.

  55. Comet October 23rd, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Pat M I was out the Colusium in Oakland to see the Yanks and A’s about 3 years ago. One was night game. Had no problems and saw no problems. Very well policed.

    C

  56. vin October 23rd, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    I know, this series is taking years off my life. Not to mention that my fingernails would need a week to grow back to appropriate length.

    As long as the good guys come out on top, it’ll be worth it.

  57. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    i love parks and recreation. i met aziz ansari at the dresden in LA last month and he said to me “dude, i’m supposed to be the token indian guy here”. it was very amusing.

  58. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 23rd, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Until tomorrow when…..

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

  59. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    “Parks and Rec and Community are growing on me.
    Ugly Betty is so 2007 – get with it.”

    Uncle E-

    Parks and Rec is CONSIDERABLY improved from last season. Last week with the Venezualan diplomats was so funny. I am starting to get into Community a lot. Its got Chevy Chase so it deserves lots of wiggle room to me.

    I can’t give up on Betty. We are friends. Although, probably not for much longer since it was given the 9pm Friday night timeslot of death by ABC

  60. Buddy Biancalana October 23rd, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Nick-

    Appreciate the love in my defense from our friendly gnat last night.

  61. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    m
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    Charlie Sheen said the other week that he went for a 1-day shoot of him leaving prison. Sounds like only a cameo, though his Charlie Harper role has typecast him a bit since the original WS.
    *****

    I just crossed that show off my list. I needed to make cuts somewhere and there is only so many times you can hear the same joke.

    It was also a protest of Jon Cryer beating Neal Patrick Harris for the Emmy

  62. MaineYankee October 23rd, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Pat M.
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    Nick in SF…..Just recieved a old friend who lives in SF,he has 2 tickets to the Jtes game in Oakland on Sunday…..We used to go to Shea Stadium to watch Joe Willie Namath and have been Jet fans since the mid 60’s….I’m giving it some consideration, although it’s easy to get to, the surrounding area aroung the Coliseum is very rough

    —————————————————

    But the fans are friendly. :lol:

    You better watch out for the Raiders. they are on a roll after beating Philly. :lol:

    I was at a BB game ther 2yrs ago and can agree with you about the area.

    A bit different than here. :lol:

  63. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 23rd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Pretty much what was said last night

    http://www.fangraphs.com/blogs.....di-is-nuts

  64. GreenBeret7 October 23rd, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:46 pm
    Nick in SF
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    No, disliked the original despite the Holbrook factor.

    Too much Sheen/Douglas/Sheen/Hannah/STONE, not enough Holbrook!

    Sooo 80s though.

    ————————————————————

    The best Hal Holbrook movie ever was a Made-For-TV film called “When Hell Was In Session”. It’s the true story of Jeremiah Denton, who later became a US Senator from Alabama, but, was the longest held POW of the Vietnam War. He was the first man off of the plane when the POWs were flown to Clark AF Base in the Philippines. Quite a movie.

  65. m October 23rd, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Listening to talk radio this afternoon, and Angels fan producer guy was asked if the Angels stole back a little momentum in the series. Shockingly he said he wasn’t sure. Said that yesterday’s win probably took a lot out of them. Losing the lead late, and then getting it back. Buying another day to live so to speak.

    Later the host brought up an interesting point, saying that Scioscia did the right thing by taking out Lackey because you manage differently in the postseason. He had loaded the bases, he was pitching into the 7th, over 100 pitches, etc. Said of course you see more pitching changes in the postseason because you generally try to do what it takes to win. Of course Oliver & Co. failed, but they all got bailed out by the bats (or Yankee pitchers if you choose to look at it that way). Right decision that went wrong, but ultimately didn’t matter.

    imo a tough decision, but worse case scenario you’re still tied if Tex hits a grand slam. You have your best pitcher but he clearly struggled after the blown call. It’s not really his game to win or lose because you need to win it. If Lackey gives up runs, you gotta bring someone in anyway. Or he could get out of it just as easily. Not so tough a decision with a 4 run lead, it’s what happened after the bases-clearing double that doomed them, at least for an inning.

  66. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Buddy, I’ve always got your back, especially when it comes to vitriolic outbursts like that one.

    You’re still the only LoHudder to ever buy me a beer!

  67. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I agree it was a tough call, but in that situation you have to stick with your best guy. And Lackey is clearly the best pitcher on the entire Angels team.

    I dont know how Fuentes collected 48 saves this year (perhaps he was dominate, I didnt watch enough Angel games to know), but he makes you really appreciate having Mariano as your closer.

    If I was an Angels fan I wouldnt feel like the game is done with that guy coming up in the 9th with only a 1-2 run lead.

  68. m October 23rd, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    A mini recap/manager analysis:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4589237

    Bryant does mention what some of us realized too late, that the Angels took the first pitches from AJ in game 2, and paid for it dearly. This time they pounced on his offerings, while not having a lot of bite weren’t exactly sitting dead-red either. A lot of the pitches were on the outer, lower edge of the strike zone. They had a plan and excecuted, and it worked for the first inning. After that, they got nothing until the 7th.

  69. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    “vitriolic outburst”

    :lol:

  70. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 23rd, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Christina – did you try hotels or priceline.com? Not sure what their cancellation polices are though. Given the iffy weather I’d definitely check that out.

  71. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Hi, Trisha. I’m glad you’re reading my posts again. :)

  72. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Thanks Angel…I am hoping this game is played. I am going by myself and the last thing I want to do is end up looking for a hotel room in the middle of a city I dont know alone.

  73. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Hey Nick – F off.

    :)

    By the way, that was said without any emotion at all. And I never said I wasn’t going to read your tripe, I just said I was going to ignore you.

    “vitriolic outburst”

    :lol:

    But I just couldn’t help but laugh at your drama, clipper.

    Tell me, were you the little tattle tale in school that always ran to the teacher? The class trouble maker?

    What a riot.

    :lol:

    P.S. I guess you misunderstood, as usual. I said I don’t go after people but won’t hesitate to give them the same kind of crap they throw out. So that means if someone gets personal with me, I won’t hesitate to give it back.

  74. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Does this mean the charm offensive is over — again? :(

  75. igotid88 October 23rd, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Go Yankees

  76. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    :lol:

  77. m October 23rd, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Anyhoo, Nick. I saw your firetonypena.com joke. Does that mean you’re reading my posts again? :)

  78. Matty October 23rd, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    ATTN: All Yankee fans. I need to sell my seat to Sat’s Game 6 because I can no longer go. Legends Sec 27B, Row 6. I’m just trying to get my money back. Thanks!

  79. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    m, that joke was in reponse to a few people’s comments. And I never stopped reading your posts, I just refrained from commenting on them, as per your request.

  80. Stanzy October 23rd, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    I don’t know about sitting Swisher. His defense has been fine, and I like Melky’s arm in center for most of the game. And gambling that Gardner might get a hit in a big situation where Swish would not doesn’t seem like a great bet. Being able to go to Gardner when you need some speed in a specific situation seems pretty important, especially considering how close most of these games have been.

    Maybe I’m off base, but it looked to me like Swisher was dropping his back shoulder and therefore swinging under the ball. I paused and replayed one of his at-bats in slow-motion, and, at least from the left side, that definitely looked like what he was doing. I didn’t think to check it from the right side after his final pop-up out, but it seems reasonable that, if he’s pressing, he’s probably throwing himself at the ball a bit, trying to hit one into the seats.

    But if I’m right, then you’d think Long would have noticed it, too. Maybe he’s just swinging too hard because he’s anxious — it sure looks like it.

  81. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    How much does a ticket in the Legends section go for?

  82. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Wow Matty, nice seat. Are you a season ticket holder or did you get that as an individual seat?

    If I lived close by and didn’t have plans I would definitely scoop it up.

  83. HeavyHitter October 23rd, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    So removing Alex Rodriguez from the lineup in the ninth inning of Game 5 was “very tough?” How about moronic? A-Rod is a better baserunner than Guzman, but even if he wasn’t, the chance that A-Rod’s spot in the batting order would come up again far outweighed the chance that Guzman’s speed would make a difference. I held my tongue when Girardi replaced Robertson with Aceves, costing us a sweep, but I don’t think there’s another manager in the world who would have pulled this stunt. I hope it didn’t mess with A-Rod’s mind. Go Yanks!

  84. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 23rd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    • Cursing is not allowed. This blog is part of a newspaper and we do not allow cursing in the paper. No abbreviated curses, no acronyms, etc.

    Just sayin’

  85. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Christina, if you can afford the face value of that seat, you won’t regret it. (though Matty said he just wanted to get his money back, which means he may have paid more for it than face value…)

    I agree with Angel about priceline.com. I got my room the night before the first game and it ended up being on the East Side, just up the street from Grand Central. It wasn’t palatial, but it was clean and warm and in a safe location – plus it was $128!!!

  86. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Shhhhh, Angel, that rule is not for everyone.

  87. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    You’re right Angel. And I won’t make that mistake again. Luckily there is nobody else here I would want to say it to. So that works.

  88. Bobby Bye Bye Abreu October 23rd, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Matty, if you want a response, you have to give the price. Then people will say yay or nay.

  89. Stanzy October 23rd, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    HeaveyHitter – Definitely agree with that. He was buying very little (maybe nothing, the way Guzman has performed in this series) by pinch-running for Alex, there. Alex has done a very good job on the bases this whole postseason. And I was thinking the same thing. They tie it up, that means Matsui got on, and you’re definitely running Gardner for him. So, next time through, there’s HUGE whole in your batting order, with Tex’s losing his bat because of the duds behind him.

  90. m October 23rd, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Okay, changing the topic, let’s talk about Andy. I heard him on espnradio, and he always says the right things. I know he’s got a teeny-tiny scandal in his past, and he’s not in his prime anymore, but boy do I love that man (in a man-crush kind of way, not an PBF kind of way).

    I selfishly hope he gets his record-breaking win tomorrow. I really want to have CC ready to go next week Wednesday. But I can’t think of a better guy for this to happen for.

  91. ANTONIO October 23rd, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Its my first post but i just wanted to say that it doesn’t matter if its game 6 or 7 the Yankees are winning this ALCS!!! Last night was a rough loss but they had us 4-0 in 5 minutes and we still fought back, this team has heart and character and this is not 2004!!!!!

  92. m October 23rd, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    But I can’t think of a better guy* for this to happen for.

    *This would be Andy Pettitte setting the record for postseason wins.

  93. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Optimistic first-time posters.

    Ha!

    You’ll be jaded by your 7th post on here.

    LoHud changes people man.

    (just kidding)

  94. DT - OPPC member October 23rd, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Amazing Hutzpah

  95. JMK aka The Overshare October 23rd, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Just win tomorrow

  96. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Antonio I agree with your post!

    mel, Andy definitely proved me wrong. He has been tremendous and I absolutely expect him to step up and get the job done. I think the Angels are a good team but I don’t think they have the horses to take it from the Yanks. And there’s nothing like Yankee Stadium to add a little motivation.

    I really wanted to take it last night because I won’t be able to watch the game tomorrow nigh. But there is something very sweet about clinching at the Stadium.

  97. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    “Amazing Hutzpah”

    :lol:

    Alakaz Ham! Poof! You’re gone!

  98. Pat M. October 23rd, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Nicl in SF…..I only BART it to The Coliseum….About 20 years ago after visiting Left O’DOULS for a few hours, I took Bart to a station were I left my rental car……I had to drop off the car back at Oak Airport and made a wrong turn and ended up on a one way street where there was a significant Police activity, like a shootout…..Here I am 3 sheets to the wind, a white guy driving a Lincoln Town Car, in an area where I would be taken for the pusher man…..So I’m backing up and here come 4 or 5 backup support cars from Oakland’s Finest……I, the car & my Lefty O’Douls Corned Beef on Rye made it to the Airport….The last time I ever drove to the Oakland Colisuem…….

  99. ANTONIO October 23rd, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Thanks, i appreciate it… I saw all the gloom and doom by the second inning yesterday>

  100. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Nobody messes with Pat M.

    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_2tgg.....vatism.jpg

  101. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I appreciate that people want to have a little light-hearted fun with the, er, NON-vitriolic posts above, but it’s probably better to leave them alone now.

    Kind of like the Anjelica Huston character in “Prizzi’s Honor”, there are some people it’s better not to tangle with.

  102. DT - OPPC member October 23rd, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    m – I heard GB was driving with Pat in that pimp mobile –
    the long lost Oakland PD mug shot was on TMZ awhile back.

    http://tinyurl.com/yjdwhdp

  103. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Unfortunately, this forum tends to get very dark as soon as something goes wrong and sometimes it turns into rampant panic. It’s probably magnified in the postseason.

    I’ve started to take large portions of time away from the game thread, partly because it makes it easier for me to watch and enjoy the game. If things get too crazy, I will also leave for a while because when people start to get down on the team or individual players, it is hard to bring them back.

    But there are posters who see it through who are also very positive and not panic prone, and you will find them trying to bring equilibrium back. Those are the ones you want to hang out with in order to make it a good experience!

    :)

  104. Matty October 23rd, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Hey, Thanks for letting me post the ticket guys. I bought the seat for 643.50 off the ticketmaster. I’m absolutely crushed that I can’t go now. Go Yanks!

  105. pat October 23rd, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    “The Angels’ Torii Hunter made a point of mentioning immediately after Game 5 that all the pressure is on the Yankees now because they don’t want to blow a three-games-to-one lead.”

    Somebody tell Torii the pressure is on him because teams he’s been on are 0-2 in the postseason against the Yankees and 0-3 is coming soon. :wink:

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....-1.1545483

  106. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Or kind of like Anthony Hopkins in silence of the Lambs. People you don’t want to mess with.

  107. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    DT, you have to save that link for a more high-traffic time on the blog. That’s classic.

  108. Pat M. October 23rd, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    GB & I were the original Starsky & Hutch dudes…..Although I looked alot like Serpico, except my eyes are blue….Tricia, I’ll be in The City next week, so if you’re in town we can settle the wager from the Wild Card…..

  109. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Somebody also mentioned that the Angels are 1-5 at the Stadium this year. For the life of me I cannot figure out how a team that is down 3-2 and going to the home field of the other team figures the pressure is on the home team.

  110. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    That’s better, Trisha. When you stop playing the ignore/pretend to ignore/read/don’t read game and just have a little fun, things don’t have to be so ugly. :)

  111. DT - OPPC member October 23rd, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    “Alakaz Ham!”

    no thanks. I already ate.
    Is that anything like Prosciutto?

  112. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Somebody tell Torii Hunter to please shut up. Hopefully the only pressure he’ll be feeling tomorrow night is cabin pressure on the flight back to LA.

    His big mouth and Abreu’s smirk are really irritating.

  113. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Nick, read my lips. I ignore you because you are oppressive. When you get into my personal space then I will respond. Otherwise I consider your profoundly ignorable.

    :)

    Okey dokey?

  114. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I have no doubt that the Abreu/Hunter combo will be as silent as lambs after the game tomorrow night. :)

    (trying to tie it all together before I take off)

  115. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    And Agatha Histy, I never “pretended” anything.

  116. pat October 23rd, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    And I thought I was the only one who finds Hunter irritating. :smile:

  117. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    SID!!!!

  118. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    References to Charlie Sheen? Old Jack Nicholson movies from the 80′s? What does this all mean?

    LoHudders yearning for better times?

    Trust me, the 80′s weren’t that cool…except for The Cure, early Sonic Youth…and incredibly large cell phones.

  119. Nick in SF October 23rd, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Trisha, before I read your lips, can you read a dictionary and look up what “ignore” means?

    I would also quibble with your usage of “oppressive” and “personal space” here on the LoHud Yankee blog, but I won’t deny you your stylistic idiosyncrasies.

    The important thing is, neither of us is afraid of the Angels or thinks the Yanks will lost tomorrow night. Peace in the valley! Smiley face!

  120. DT - OPPC member October 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    “DT, you have to save that link for a more high-traffic time on the blog. That’s classic.”

    Thanks Nick. Aged Humor is usually not my thing. But laughter knows no bounds.

    “I have no doubt that the Abreu/Hunter combo will be as silent as lambs after the game tomorrow night.
    (trying to tie it all together before I take off)”

    nicely done. I see you are going for that
    really really big sssssssss sendoff….

  121. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    …So, as I was saying a couple of days ago….

    CC Sabbathia is capable of anything. Therefore, I see no reason, once we’ve won No. 27, why he can’t replace Kris Jenkins as the Jets’ nose guard.

    Otherwise, I don’t see how they manage to cover the gaps, or avoid adding a down lineman.

  122. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Hunter’s either an enigma or a phony. He says certain things but then goes on at other times to talk about the great Yankee team. I can’t figure him out except to think he really isn’t too bright.

  123. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    pat,

    And the funny part is that he still acts like the poor little small-market player. I just found out the other day (thanks to Posnanski) that Hunter makes $18M a year.

  124. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    “I would also quibble”

    For a change…

    :lol:

  125. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    We can talk all we want to about what Girardi should have done or should do in a particular instance, which is natural to want to do. But you have too step back and look at the repeatability of the decisions that have been made to get an overall indication of what is probably going to happen. In
    this regard Girardi, unfortunately, is far too predictable.

    In the military the best performers and leaders seem to have good to excellent “situational awareness” and show flexibility in their thinking process. Unfortunately Girardi demonstrates a lack of flexibility in his thinking process that leads to repeated situation response. He is using static thinking processes within the context of a dynamic situation that doesn’t bode well in the near future for both the ALCS and WS. Also, He is too “married” to his initial decisions, which then greatly affects his subsequent thinking and decisions. The thinking is I must have been right when I made the first decision so the tendency is to repeat the same action. Not uncommon, but it has no place in combat as it can negatively contribute to the outcome.

    Recognizing fatigue, especially mental fatigue, is very important and when given the chance should be exercised. Usually a short rest is all that is necessary, and it is all that I am advocating. In this case, sitting someone out for a single game of baseball. Unfortunately baseball managers seem particularly loath to practice this concept.
    I have nothing against any of the Yankees players, but their current sate of level of performance needs to be included in the decision making. Girardi needs to be practicing short term situational awareness rather than just practicing the “standard operating procedures” method of baseball managers.

    An obvious example is Girardi’s tendency to repeatedly use overly slumping batters and overly struggling pitchers. Perhaps Girardi has become overly close or vested in particular players to make good situational awareness decisions.

    If the above observations and speculations are correct, then Girardi’s decisions are fairly predictable. He is most likely going to continue to put Swish in every game, rather than sit him out for one game; and he is going to continue to use Joba in the 7th inning, rather than use Robertson.

    As always it’s ultimately up to the player to perform. However, better situational awareness and flexible decision making on the part of Girardi would seem warranted. Practicing SOP managing in the postseason isn’t going to help.

  126. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Sixty more gave up the training and returned to the lower life, saying: “Hard is the task of the Exalted One!”

  127. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    The 80′s was the best for music. Bridged two similar, yet different decades. I don’t know what that means, but it sounded pretty cool when I was typing it.

  128. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I am trying to figure out if Trisha and Nick really do not get along or if this is all in jest. :)

  129. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 23rd, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Wow is that a joke or is Trisha really upset with Nick?

    Sorry if I missed something but it has to be a joke right?

    Matty, do you only have one seat or do you have 2? 2 seats and I’d be interested.

  130. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    …That’s Jets nose tackle. Courtesy of the Rhone Valley :D.

    Yes, let’s talk about Andy Pettitte, shall we?

    Pettitte said 2003 left him feeling “sick to his stomach.”

    AJ could learn a thing or two from the sage lefty.

  131. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Add to previous post:

    No, I do not think that Hughes is overly struggling, just somewhat.

  132. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Zach ignore it. When a few of the boys get together they like to have secret code (of course at the expense of someone else) and they giggle like little kids thinking they’ve pulled a fast one. I just needed them to see their code wasn’t so secret. In reality, it’s really quite boring.

  133. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Christina and Miggs, it’s a joke. It may appear to be dressed in hostility but it’s a joke.

    :)

    It’s all good on the lohud blog.

  134. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    I feel so left out of the joke :sniff sniff:

  135. pat October 23rd, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    The 80′s….. Mall hair, Rubiks cubes, Air Supply, Porky’s movies and Charlie’s Angels…..The best of times/The worst of times.

  136. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Bohdi I’m not a Jets fan, but I love the NFL and watch it religiously.

    I think they need to run the ball 35-45 times on Sunday. I’m not joking. They need to put Sanchez into some low pressure situations early.

    The Black Hole is not an easy place to play and if things start going bad early it could be a long day. The Raider D can, however, be run upon. A steady diet of Thomas Jones and Leon Washington. Maybe even a little Shonn Greene.

  137. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Erica, trust me it’s just something to pass time. Nothing that’s as much fun as some of the other time-passers here.

    :)

    Christina, are you definitely going to the game?

  138. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    There is a secret LoHud code?

    Does that mean there is a secret LoHud decoder ring?

  139. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    maverick,

    Good to see you, noticed that you’ve been missing.

    I’m sure there’s very sound logic behind what you wrote, it went a little over my head.

    But I do know these things (no links, sorry):

    1. Girardi is doing a good job considering his postseason experience which heretofore was zero.

    2. The players love their manager.

    In part because:

    3. He sticks with his players, and the more often than not reward him for his faith.

    4. This is a team sport, and not all cylinders will be clicking. And all things considered, things are pretty good because of or in spite of Girardi and who he’s doing as a manager in his first postseason.

  140. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    “Nation will be pulling for ‘non phony’ ‘non corporate’ Phillies…”

    Courtesy of unmentionable rival forum.

  141. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member who isn’t worrying
    October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Erica, trust me it’s just something to pass time. Nothing that’s as much fun as some of the other time-passers here.
    ****

    Okay, I found my list of Yankee muppets on my desk today when I was pretending to work by moving papers around for 3 hours. It made me remember the happy times :-)

  142. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    m, I think that is a worthy interpretation of what has happened heretofore!

    :)

    I approve!

  143. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    The Phillies….”the new ‘America’s Team’”.

  144. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    ““Nation will be pulling for ‘non phony’ ‘non corporate’ Phillies…”

    Courtesy of unmentionable rival forum.”

    PUH-LEASE!

    What a bunch of losers.

    :D

  145. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 23rd, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    From the tone of the posts it seems to not be ENTIRELY joking….I don’t know. “Oppressive” is a pretty strong word.

    I was called “obsessive” and many other colorful names by Betsy the other evening. It seems I really get under her skin with some of my posts. There’s real anger there.

    She also called me a middle aged man, but I didn’t know I had reached that stage of my life yet.

  146. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    trying again so it’s readable:

    maverick,

    Good to see you, noticed that you’ve been missing.

    I’m sure there’s very sound logic behind what you wrote, it went a little over my head.

    But I do know these things (no links, sorry):

    1. Girardi is doing a good job considering his postseason experience which heretofore was zero.

    2. The players love their manager.

    In part because:

    3. He sticks with his players, and they, more often than not, reward him for his faith.

    4. This is a team sport, and things will not always be clicking on all cylinders. If Hughes, Tex, Joba, and Swisher were all doing their thing, this team would be perfect. But they’re not, and the team is still in a position to advance.

    5 And all things considered, things are pretty good, because of (or in spite of) Girardi and the job he’s doing as a manager in his first postseason.

  147. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Erica, were you here the night we talked about our favorite toppings for french fries? You can imagine that the Yankees were winning handily that night, and all was peace and joy on the forum. So we discussed our favorite french fry toppings. Under the rubric of “you can’t please all the people all the time” a poster named Gary came and chastized us for talking about food during a game – or something like that.

    Good times!

  148. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Miggs, that’s why I said it appeared to be dressed in hostility but it’s joking.

    I think that the Yankees are what’s happening now and anything that acts as a distraction to this forum doesn’t belong here. So I want to leave the other stuff where we left it.

    ;)

  149. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    I think I figured this whole thing out…

    The whole Trisha vs Nick thing is all a ploy by the higher ups at Gannett in order to generate more blog hits.

    I should have known!

  150. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member who isn’t worrying
    October 23rd, 2009 at 9:44 pm
    ““Nation will be pulling for ‘non phony’ ‘non corporate’ Phillies…”
    Courtesy of unmentionable rival forum.”
    PUH-LEASE!
    What a bunch of losers.
    ====

    Looks like the losers are conceding the ALCS to us and giving he team that flattened them no shot tomorrow :D

  151. Matty October 23rd, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Sorry Miggs – it’s only a single.

  152. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Looks like a nasty divorce is brewing. Why would you fire your estranged wife? He’s going to pay for humiliating her like that.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=4586952

  153. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 23rd, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Matty that’s a tough sell for me…

    Let me know if it gets close to gametime and you still can’t dump it.

  154. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Zach broke the code!

    Meanwhile, I have plans that were made a long time ago for tomorrow night. I have things on my DVR that I want to keep but I’m afraid that I will run out of time if I don’t delete some of it. If we clinch tomorrow night I would definitely want to watch (a tape of) the ceremonies plus the celebration in the clubhouse. But I don’t have enough tape time left to do it. I wish I had really figured out how to download from the DVR to a DVD. I’ve been playing with it through Google, but I really don’t know how to do it.

  155. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    “Looks like the losers are conceding the ALCS to us and giving he team that flattened them no shot tomorrow :D

    Well I guess they are not TOTALLY stupid – just mostly!

    :)

  156. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    trisha,

    Chill, girl. Just wait for the Sports Illustrated 2009 World Championship DVD set. Of course, it might contain footage of another team…but cross your fingers and rub that lucky rabbit’s foot (another thing from the 80′s).

  157. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    miggs – GTLU Reigning Champion
    October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Bohdi I’m not a Jets fan, but I love the NFL and watch it religiously.
    I think they need to run the ball 35-45 times on Sunday. I’m not joking. They need to put Sanchez into some low pressure situations early.
    The Black Hole is not an easy place to play and if things start going bad early it could be a long day. The Raider D can, however, be run upon. A steady diet of Thomas Jones and Leon Washington. Maybe even a little Shonn Greene.
    ====

    Yeah, I’m hoping Jonesie didn’t waste his “big day” on last week.

    The kid went from looking like a worldbeater to a deer in the headlights. Not to get too Jet interior here, since you don’t root for them, but what gets me is the Jets’ refusal to attempt higher percentage, lower risk passing plays between the numbers to give the kid something to build on.

    Honestly, though, I’m more concerned with the D. Without Jenkins, they’re going to have to change up the defensive scheme. Defense is unbelievably compromised. The Oakland game should scare them…with their current troubles, they’re not guaranteed to beat anybody.

  158. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Trisha-

    You can watch a lot of shows online.

  159. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    maverick,

    Good to see you, noticed that you’ve been missing.

    I’m sure there’s very sound logic behind what you wrote, it went a little over my head.

    But I do know these things (no links, sorry):

    1. Girardi is doing a good job considering his postseason experience which heretofore was zero.

    2. The players love their manager.

    In part because:

    3. He sticks with his players, and the more often than not reward him for his faith.

    4. This is a team sport, and not all cylinders will be clicking. And all things considered, things are pretty good because of or in spite of Girardi and who he’s doing as a manager in his first postseason.

    —————————-
    m,

    I agree with you totally. I completely believe that the Yankees are going to win both the ALCS and WS. In professional sports nothing should be easy at this level.

    I was, as usual, thinking in terms of my military background.
    Perhaps there is just a little too much psycho babble in my post. I was just trying to get a handle on Girardi’s decision making process and its possible influence

  160. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    # trisha – OPPC lifetime member who isn’t worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Erica, trust me it’s just something to pass time. Nothing that’s as much fun as some of the other time-passers here.

    :)

    Christina, are you definitely going to the game?
    ———-
    Yeah, though I am quite hesitant. Not evne sure if its worth getting there early for batting practice, as I am sure it will be cancelled.

    Erica, we can make our own saying so we can be in the loop of something

    Are you going to any playoff games by any chance?

  161. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 23rd, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Trisha…you should be able to check how much time you have left in your DVR to record stuff. I can fit a ton of hours on mine before it gets close to being full.

    Also, its very difficult to download to a DVD without a DVD recorder.

    For $150-$200 you can get a recorder and easily burn all your stuff to DVDs. I’ve got hundreds of movies on DVD because of that recorder, it pays for itself in a week. And your DVR never gets full.

    Would hate for you to miss the game because you couldn’t DVR it.

  162. Pat M. October 23rd, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Tricia, I just endulged in a medical magic brownie so I had to read everything twice…This secret club that you speak of, do we know any of the members ????

  163. m October 23rd, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Didn’t mean for this to come out this way. In light of what Steve Phillips did with the mets, it doesn’t sound too good. :shock:

    “pretty good because of or in spite of Girardi and who he’s doing as a manager”

  164. miggs - GTLU Reigning Champion October 23rd, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Bodhi-

    Agree on Jenkins.

    He’s a big man. Talk about “plugging up the middle”.

    That’s a big loss.

  165. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Sid strikes again, shorthanded.

  166. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Anyone ever check out the website ch131.com?

    Its got like every TV show on there for free. It even has cable shows. I don’t know how it hasn’t been shut down but I have been on it for quite a while

  167. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    mel and Erica – true both.

    I guess I don’t necessarily need the Boston-NY game where the Yanks clinched the pennant – but I want it. :(

    I’m going to clear as much as I can. With my luck I’ll set the game for 7 and it will rain and start at 9. I know I’m going to be screwed. We’re going to Mohegan Sun and we have dinner reservations for 8:00. Seriously it’s going to suck. Once we’re done with dinner I’ll slip off to gamble and will find a sportsbar or something. But I would much rather be home watching what I want and taping what I want. Especially for this game.

    Bah!

  168. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Yeah, big and lightning quick for his size.

    Great standup guy, too. Real shame. Gotta admit, when I saw his leg pinned under Ellis, I cried.

  169. m October 23rd, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    You guys can blame Jim.P.ir.one, and his giddy gloating of Tom Brady’s season-ending injury, for what happened to Jenkins. :?

  170. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 23rd, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    pat
    October 23rd, 2009 at 9:27 pm
    And I thought I was the only one who finds Hunter irritating.
    **********************************
    Definitely not, Pat. I find him fairly annoying on quite a few levels.

  171. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Sorry, m, not willing to take that on.

    The guy is a psycho.

    Besides, Jenks is a prince. And he’s one helluva amateur chef, too.

    Unfortunately, he’ll have plenty of time in the kitchen now.

  172. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    What did Torii say this time?

  173. m October 23rd, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    espn insider had a Wang rumor, but this is probably what it’s about:

    Kepner’s notebook has an interesting thing on Pena/Ruiz, TBS mentioned that Pena never had knee problems because of his catching stance.

    Also, got something on Torre/Girardi texting.

    http://www.nytimes.com/2009/10......html?_r=3

  174. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Amazing how good Sidney Crosby is, and yet, he doesn’t approach the otherworldliness that was Mario Lemieux.

    Lemieux, Gretzky, Pele and perhaps, Lawrence Taylor, are the greatest pure athletes I’ve ever seen.

  175. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 23rd, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Okay, I found my list of Yankee muppets on my desk today when I was pretending to work by moving papers around for 3 hours. It made me remember the happy times
    *********************************
    There was a list? How did I not know about this! :(

    And more importantly… did anyone get dibs on Beaker?

  176. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Pat M – I meant to ask you – will you be in the City the entire week? I know I owe you and maybe I can hop a train down and take you out to dinner. It’s all about timing.

  177. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    m,

    What about Wang? I read Kepner’s blog brief on Wang as cheerleader during this postseason run. Wasn’t much there.

  178. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    trisha,

    I have experience with downloading off of a DVR (mine is DISH).

    1. You may have to get permission and pay a one time fee for access to “archive”, which is to download. A new set of options appears in the menu section.

    2. They use a somewhat archaic format for the video download so I had to buy a separate external hard drive and format it, since the format of the hard drive in the computer is different.

    3. Unfortunately, the download speed for this format is very slow.

    Hope this helps. Well maybe not after reading what I wrote.

  179. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Pat M, are you serious about the medical magical brownie? Are you okay???

  180. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    bodhi,

    have you seen my website.

    http://www.ihatecrosby.com/

    please donate.

  181. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 23rd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    m: Just peaked in this thread, but why would I be ripping off anyone o_O? Not sure what you’re tryna get at there ;)

    I don’t live that close to the Stadium–I actually have to find lodging elsewhere after night games because it’s not a good idea for me to walk 15 blocks in the dark from the subway at late night.

  182. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff
    October 23rd, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    What did Torii say this time?
    ====

    I stopped paying attention to his drivel after he dissed Cano in 2008.

  183. m October 23rd, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Basically that Wang doesn’t know what’s going to happen. “Nothing’s sure”. I’m sure he’d be amenable to doing what the Yankees want, but I hope he doesn’t get snookered.

  184. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Rebecca,

    Doesn’t Fordham still have a RamVan waiting by the Fordham Rd. subway stop late at night?

  185. m October 23rd, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Rebecca,

    Oh, some fool made a ridiculous accusation that you took stuff from the comments here and wrote a post on leverage without giving credit.

    I gave it no credence, and was just teasing you.

  186. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Zach,

    Yes, he’s THAT good ;).

  187. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    maverick, thanks for the help. It actually sounds like a lot more than I could even figure out how to do! I am not really too much of a tekkie. (sp?)

    :(

    Miggs, I think I have a DVD recorder. It’s a combination VHS-DVD recorder. My immediate problem is that I’ve never recorded to it and I don’t want to take the chance of messing it up. If you record to a DVD how many hours of recording time do you get?

    Okay here’s another question. I know that the games will be archived on MLB.com and I can watch it that way. But is there a way I can get it on my television screen? Then maybe I could have it show on my television screen and record it on a DVD at the same time!

    Oh I find all of this stuff so confusing!

    :(

  188. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Whatever Bodhi…

    My grandmother can grow a better playoff beard than Crosby.

    Actually, that’s the truth!

  189. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Zach,

    You root for the Islanders?

  190. Buddy Biancalana October 23rd, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    There is no secret code. I was thanking Nick for having my back & trisha told Nick to F off like she did to me, all beacuse I made a remark asking if she was doing her best excorcist impersonation after Posada was brought into catch AJ.

    Just a little fun, but if there is a next time for AJ to pitch this year, I bet Posada will be catching him.

  191. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Blueshirts!

  192. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Zach,

    Imagine how good he’ll be when he actually reaches puberty.

  193. Pat M. October 23rd, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Tricia, I will be in NYC, however my time here is pretty much locked in…..However if The Yanks open up the Stadium as they did recently, I might take a pass on Broadway either Saturday or Sunday in favor of hanging out in the Bronx, with Yankee Fans, at Yankee Stadium, watching the Bombers march towards # 27……..Rather than eating too many pain pills at times, this sometimes in better….Bones ache now a days…..The wager win was beginners luck…..

  194. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Reijo Ruotsalainen – greatest pure skater in the history of the game.

    Man did not have a weak side.

  195. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Buddy,

    Molina ship has definitely sailed.

  196. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    GUINS WIN!

  197. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    The Finn’s were born on skates and ski’s. It was their secret advantage in keeping the Russians and Germans out of Finland during WWII.

    My dad used to tell me stories about “the Finn who could skate”. I’m too young to remember.

  198. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Angel-

    I do not remember… lets see if I can go back in time and find out :-)

  199. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Christina-

    No playoff games for me. I have a terrible playoff success rate.

    I went to 1996 ALDS Game 1. Loss. And Derek Jeter left a small village on base

    I had tickets for 2005 ALDS Game 5. Except they were eliminated in 4.

    So I skip the playoffs now :-)

  200. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 23rd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Zach: No clue, but long story short, my Fordham ID’s not valid any more so I’m not sure what good that would do me.

    m:

    …BUH!? Please tell me you put him in his place?! I wrote the post overnight, started writing it and talked to Ben K of RAB all while writing it.

    I always, always, always credit where it’s due! Now you’re gonna send me on this mad search to find it!

  201. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    ATTN ANGEL!

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 9th, 2009 at 3:59 pm
    Jeter= Kermit the Frog
    Damon= Animal
    Siwsher= Fozzie Bear (Wocka Wocka Wocka)
    A-Rod= Beeker
    Tex= Rolf
    Posada & Mo= Statler & Waldorf
    Cano & Melky= Scooter & Skeeter
    GGBG= Rizzo the Rat
    Pettitte= Gonzo
    AJ= The Sweedish Chef
    Joba= Sweetums
    Hughes= Lew Zealand
    Gene Monahan= Dr. Bunson Honeydew
    Joe Girardi= Sam the Eagle

  202. randy l. October 23rd, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    nick in sf-

    “A bigot is a person obstinately or intolerantly devoted to his or her own opinions and prejudices.
    The correct use of the term requires the elements of obstinacy, irrationality, and animosity toward those of differing devotion.” – wikipedia

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bigotry

  203. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    Christina-

    No playoff games for me. I have a terrible playoff success rate.

    I went to 1996 ALDS Game 1. Loss. And Derek Jeter left a small village on base

    I had tickets for 2005 ALDS Game 5. Except they were eliminated in 4.

    So I skip the playoffs now :-)
    ————
    Ah, I see! Well if you decide you do want to go, I may have an extra ticket for one of the games. I figured id throw it out there since Cashman never came through for us. Very, very, disappointed in Brian!

  204. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 23rd, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Wow, I just saw that post…just, wow.

    Just to make sure here,

    1) I rarely, if ever, read LoHud comments after a loss until the next morning. I find the bridge jumping a turn off.

    2) I can prove that the post in question was done no later than 3.30 AM on Friday morning.

    3) I was not the first to suggest the idea, but the post is my own work and stems from a discussion had on Twitter during the game last night.

    I would hope that by now I have at least earned enough credibility for my work to be unquestionably my own.

    I do not take plagarism accusations lightly, not when my life revolves around my–and my OWN–writing.

  205. Comet October 23rd, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    MLB to Change Umpiring Formula for WS:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne.....;type=lgns

  206. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Christina
    October 23rd, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Ah, I see! Well if you decide you do want to go, I may have an extra ticket for one of the games. I figured id throw it out there since Cashman never came through for us. Very, very, disappointed in Brian!
    ****

    Well, you have my attention and I am interested. Let me know what you are thinking? Would you be going too? Or do you just have a ticket floating around?

  207. Buddy Biancalana October 23rd, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    Rebecca-

    Loving your blog lately, really a fine read.

    We know you are genuine & original.

  208. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Comet
    October 23rd, 2009 at 10:40 pm
    MLB to Change Umpiring Formula for WS:

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mlb/ne…..;type=lgns
    ****

    Thats the best call made yet!!!

  209. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    The “code” had nothing to do with Buddy. That’s something separate.

    And Buddy’s right, it’s all ha ha.

    I on the other hand expect to see Molina catching AJ again. But unlike those who want it to be Posada, I won’t be spinning out of control if it isn’t Molina.

    As I’ve said right along, I do trust Girardi.

    :)

  210. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    Send me an email and I can tell you more. It is on my blog.

  211. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 10:46 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff
    October 23rd, 2009 at 10:28 pm
    The Finn’s were born on skates and ski’s. It was their secret advantage in keeping the Russians and Germans out of Finland during WWII.
    My dad used to tell me stories about “the Finn who could skate”. I’m too young to remember.
    ====

    Zach,

    Does your dad remember Risto Siltanen? He played for the Hartford Whalers. He was kind of the precursor to Ruotsalainen – built similarly, beautiful skater.

    But not nearly as good.

    Phil Esposito spent his career in the Ranger booth criticizing Ruotsalainen for his defensive play. Well, Phil is kind of a jerk, and had no clue about what makes a successful defenseman.

    Ruotsalainen had the greatest recovery ability…it was just astounding. He could pokecheck a guy at the line who was coming in full speed, and then turn to EITHER SIDE and beat the guy to the outside. I don’t think I ever saw him get beat one on one.

    Herb Brooks knew what a treasure he had in Reijo. He never got his due, though.

    The European hockey player wasn’t really appreciated until a couple of decades later.

  212. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Awww, Randy trying to stir the pot!

    Cute.

    :)

    I wouldn’t call you irrational though (the definition you threw up about yourself) Randy since you had a pretty rational post about Burnett last night.

  213. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Christina-

    E-mail sent!!!

  214. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    21 hours and 12 minutes until Game 6!!!!!!!!!

  215. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    But the rest of it does fit you well, I admit.

    But what’s that saying, self awareness is necessary before change can begin? Good for you! Kudos.

  216. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 23rd, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Buddy: Thanks man, I’m glad you’re enjoying it.

    The playoffs have been incredible for it–getting links in places I never expected!

  217. m October 23rd, 2009 at 10:52 pm

    Erica,

    Did you see DT’s picture of GB & Pimp Daddy Pat M? He linked it at 9:17 in this thread.

  218. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    trisha

    Okay here’s another question. I know that the games will be archived on MLB.com and I can watch it that way. But is there a way I can get it on my television screen? Then maybe I could have it show on my television screen and record it on a DVD at the same time!

    —————–
    Sure, I do it all the time. You can easily watch anything off the internet on your TV. But there will be some cables strung about. The TV has to have connection for DVI input or better use an HDMI connection.

    Method A:

    If you have a newer computer with an HDMI connector on the back, you can use an HDMI to HDMI cable for both the video and audio.

    Method B.

    1. Buy a video cable to connect the computer to the TV. I use a laptop so the distance isn’t too far. You want a DVI to
    DVI or better a DVI (computer) to HDMI (TV) cable.

    2. Buy an audio cable to go from the mini audio plug on the computer to the TV audio connection. The single mini plug splits into two connections at the other end for R & L input into the TV. You have to connect the audio cable to the audio connectors paired with the video input used for the sound to match up.

    3. Most newer computer software automatically initiate side-by-side viewing when the DVI connector on the computer is plugged into. You then open a window on the web browser, safari or firefox, and go to the web site and call up what you want to watch. You then drag that window all the way over to the right side and off the computer screen. It simultaneously shows up on the TV, thus the side-by side viewing. Toggle it so that it goes to full screen viewing and voila, there it is. When a commercial comes up you just move the cursor around and it will appear on the TV and it works just as if you were using it on the computer screen.

    Hope this helps.

  219. Pat M. October 23rd, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    A Tin Cup sighting

  220. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    m
    October 23rd, 2009 at 10:52 pm
    Erica,

    Did you see DT’s picture of GB & Pimp Daddy Pat M? He linked it at 9:17 in this thread.
    ***

    Hahahaha. I love it!!!!!!!!!!!

  221. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Rebecca,

    Please give me the link to your blog. Thanks

  222. Wave Your Hat October 23rd, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    “I won’t be spinning out of control if it isn’t Molina.”

    Good to hear. Two nights ago you were full of fear (I’m paraphrasing, but accurately I think) of anyone but Molina catching AJ.

    I urged you to conquer your fear, and I’m glad to see you evidently have.

    Celebrate by going out and having a double order of gravy fries! (That’s not the name, what was it?)

  223. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 23rd, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    A-Rod as Beaker? LOL that was in the tribute to his Orange American heritage?

  224. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 10:59 pm

    A beautiful skater in a beautiful uniform.

    That Hartford Whaler uniform was a thing of beauty. Still one of my favourite uniforms ever.

    I dont remember hearing about him as my dad only tells me about ex-Rangers or players that he used to hate.

  225. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Trisha,

    I would be very surprised – shocked, even – if Molina is behind the plate for AJ’s next start.

    AJ’s performance last night, and the effect of Posada hitting ninth in the order, as opposed to fifth or sixth, underscored how little sense the pairing with Molina makes, and gave Girardi the ammunition he needed to restore his lineup to full strength.

    Girardi indulged AJ as long as his pitching made Girardi feel secure about his choice, or at least, insecure about pairing him with Posada.

    Significantly, he didn’t wait to bring Posada in after AJ exited – he quickly and decisively had him in the on deck circle to pinch hit, and forced AJ to work with him.

    To me, the symbolism there is hard to ignore.

  226. randy l. October 23rd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    “Okay here’s another question. I know that the games will be archived on MLB.com and I can watch it that way. But is there a way I can get it on my television screen? ”

    maverick-

    i watch netflix streaming movies on my tv using roku.

    same with mlb .com

    http://www.roku.com/

    it’s $100 for the device.

  227. Wave Your Hat October 23rd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Girardi should hsve pinch hit for Molina in the third.

  228. Christina October 23rd, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Sent Erica. Sorry it took so long. Have some case studies that are due tomorrow. The joys of teaching.

  229. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 23rd, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    Maverick:

    My blog can be found at http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com

    The post about leverage is second down =)

  230. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 11:07 pm

    Wave,

    Agree, but I feel the impact of the manager having made a statement to the pitcher.

    No more perquisite for AJ.

    What’s lost is that Girardi put the trust he has with Posada on the line to give his pitcher what he apparently asked for to achieve success – tacitly or otherwise.

    m said Girardi supports his players, and I generally agree, but I wonder if Posada would agree with that.

  231. JJ October 23rd, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Please teach Swisher how to hit and run well.
    Please teach Hughes how to pitch well.
    If the coaches have not the capabily to do that,just bench both of them,please.
    Both of them keep the worst performances and conditions in the series,and it was hard to understand Why Giradri used them in the cluth.
    Hope Yankees will win game6,and Giradri will not make any silly and wrong decisions.

  232. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    The uniform was beautiful. I miss those trips to Hartford, and was very sorry when they lost their franchise.

    I admired Herb Brooks’ smurf Rangers. What an entertaining team to watch!

  233. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    randy l. October 23rd, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    “Okay here’s another question. I know that the games will be archived on MLB.com and I can watch it that way. But is there a way I can get it on my television screen? ”

    maverick-

    i watch netflix streaming movies on my tv using roku.

    same with mlb .com

    http://www.roku.com/

    it’s $100 for the device.

    ————————–

    Thanks Randy,

    Now I’m feeling kind of dumb. :)

    I’m gonna blame it on the guys at the computer store.

    Thanks again.

  234. vin October 23rd, 2009 at 11:11 pm

    There seems to be a lot of regulars here tonight…

    Just a thought – maybe we should use the “Today in the Journal News” thread as the live game thread. The insane bridge jumping is far too rampant to tolerate, otherwise.

  235. p dizzle October 23rd, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    > You guys can blame Jim.P.ir.one, and his giddy gloating of Tom
    > Brady’s season-ending injury, for what happened to Jenkins.

    Gloating over injuries is always bad karma.

  236. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 23rd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    I’m out.

    Going to re-watch the Saunders start against us.

    Have a good one, all.

  237. m October 23rd, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    pat m,

    Preseason rumble in the lakers/nuggets game. K-mart in the middle of it of course.

  238. Maverick October 23rd, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Randy,

    I went to the site but it didn’t mention anything about TV shows. I go to the major TV network web sites to what episodes. Does it do that also?

  239. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    I use twitter during games now–you can choose who you follow so I’m only reading tweets from people I want to read. Saves a lot of the bridge jumpers, as well as massive threads.

    I still read the game posts for the writers’ take, but long comment threads are unwieldy and it can be hard to sort through the muck.

  240. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 23rd, 2009 at 10:58 pm
    A-Rod as Beaker? LOL that was in the tribute to his Orange American heritage?
    *****

    I think it was more of a tribute to the old days where the mouth would be moving but logical words did not always come out :-)

  241. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Maverick – I just printed that out. I will bring it with me to Staples tomorrow and have them give me what I need. Thank you VERY much for that help. I will also take my laptop with me because Method A definitely seems like the way to go. I just got it about 3 months ago, so I would assume if had the HMDI connector but just to be sure I’ll take it with it.

    Sounds like you know a lot about this stuff!

    :)

  242. vin October 23rd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Rebecca,

    Going the twitter route makes some sense. Unfortunately not sure how many of us use it. I just wish there was a forum where I could have a civilized discussion during a game… even if the Yanks are down 1-0 in the first.

  243. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 11:18 pm

    Christina-

    I just wrote you back. I was distracted by Beverly Hills 90210 (the old school one). :-)

  244. randy l. October 23rd, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    “Now I’m feeling kind of dumb.
    I’m gonna blame it on the guys at the computer store.”

    maverick -

    i’m sure there are lots of ways to get web content on a tv.

    i was given the roku device as a birthday present because i watch a lot of netflix instant movies. i was pleasantly surprised to find mlb.com came along for the ride.

  245. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    “Good to hear. Two nights ago you were full of fear (I’m paraphrasing, but accurately I think) of anyone but Molina catching AJ.

    I urged you to conquer your fear, and I’m glad to see you evidently have.”

    Oh Wave sorry but you got that wrong. I had fear of Posada catching him. I feel good about both Molina AND Cervelli.

    On the other hand, I have confidence in Girardi so when he makes a decision, I know it is a good one, lohud grown men crying unconsolably notwithstanding.

    :D

  246. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    vin, that sounds like an excellent idea. It was kind of like what we asked Pete to try out – two game threads, one where posters could get all their angst out and the other where posters could have the kind of discourse you mentioned. Pete never went for it. I know that during one game some of the regulars actually went over to the lohud Mets forum and posted, they got so disgusted with the negativity on the forum.

    The one downside is that you miss the in-game updates, if you are so inclined to read them. (I always found it too distracting.)

    I am out for tomorrow’s game :( but would be happy to try it out for all the rest of the postseason. Yes, I am assuming there will be world series games to come.

  247. Wave Your Hat October 23rd, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Trisha,

    It’s safe to say that Cervelli won’t be starting, I think.

    I assumed when you said you wouldn’t be upset if Molina didn’t catch AJ you understood that, but perhaps I was wrong.

    I wonder why, though, you always include comments like “lohud grown men crying unconsolably notwithstanding” when you post? I don’t think it advances the discussion. Nothing in my earlier comment was hostile or demeaning in any way.

  248. randy l. October 23rd, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    maverick-

    i’m not sure. trying to work my way through 10,000 netflix movies is keeping me a little occupied.

    i’ll check when i get back from a trip i’m on.

    i have a hunch the roku device is limited to specific sites like netflix or mlb.com, but i think they’re planning on adding other sites.

  249. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 11:32 pm

    I’m trying to study this doppler radar on weather.com. It’s not going so well. I’m doing my best to convince myself that they will get this game in tomorrow as I’m going and don’t feel like waiting around until Sunday to watch some baseball. The weather seemed more ominous last weekend, and they still played, so that is my rationale for thinking that tomorrows game gets played.

    Or should I just do my baseball rain-dance?

  250. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Zach-

    I think you should save all this quality worrying energy when/if the tarp is on the field at 7:15 :-)

  251. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 11:40 pm

    Erica, it’s the only thing I can worry about as I’m not worried about the Yankees. I already know they are going to pounce on Saunders tomorrow. He’s going down!

  252. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    Wave, I guess not everybody has the same sense of humor. I was using an obviously extreme example to make a point and at the same time it was meant to be a funny allusion.

    I too don’t think Cervelli will be catching. So what is your point? I said that if Girardi changes anything, at that point I will feel confidence about it. At this point I still don’t and don’t like the idea of Posada catching AJ.

    I will wait to see what Girardi does. I am not CONVINCED I am right about what he will do and will adjust to whatever he does. Just the way it is.

  253. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    20 hours and 14 minutes until Game 6!!!!!!!

  254. Erica - always OPPC October 23rd, 2009 at 11:47 pm

    Good night Yankee people!!!!!

  255. Wave Your Hat October 23rd, 2009 at 11:48 pm

    I didn’t really have a point, Trisha. (I often don’t.) You seemed less anxious about Posada catching AJ, and I thought, since the odds of that happening seemed to have increased, that was a good thing.

    I also felt that, reading through the comments after I got in this evening, the hostility level seemed a little high all around and thought maybe that wasn’t good karma for tomorrow.

    I did want to be reminded of what that gravy on fries dish was called, though. I thought it had another name besides gravy fries.

  256. JJ October 23rd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Yankees seems to set too high a value upon Joba and Hughes.
    I think Swisher,Joba,Hughes,Marte,Aceves,Cano and Matsui really need to perform better.
    I am worry about game6,because Pettitte sometimes crash in games.
    In accordance with Yankees’s existing circumstances,and even Yankees can beat Aangels,but I think they are hard to beat Phillies.
    Honestly,Phillies’s performances outshine Yankees in the postseason so far.
    Phillies’ players surpass Yankees’ in performances so far.
    Kvein Lond and Dave Eiland need to assist players in stopping struggle,otherwise Yankees will not gain wins.

  257. Pat M. October 23rd, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Tricia, Why are you so attached to the AJ / Molina combo ??? Honesty though, are you that committed, or is it too long to change your position ??? Only if you care to respond….

  258. JZ October 23rd, 2009 at 11:51 pm

    NYC miserable weather might have negative impact on Yankees.

  259. m October 23rd, 2009 at 11:52 pm

    bodhi,

    I think Jorge has bigger things to worry about. Like how to keep count. ;)

    (I kid, I kid, put away your arrows, guys)

    Serious question: Does Jorgie wear contact lenses? I notice that he stretches his eyes open a lot, and was thinking contact lenses is the reason.

  260. JZ October 23rd, 2009 at 11:53 pm

    If they can finish game tomorrow night, Yanks will win.
    But, what happens if they just cannot play because of rain after 4 or 5 innings with tight score?

  261. Wave Your Hat October 23rd, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    JZ-

    If that happens, they will resume the game on Sunday at the point where play was halted.

  262. Zach in Port Jeff October 23rd, 2009 at 11:55 pm

    From Heyman’s Twitter:

    SI_JonHeyman: 1 question for mccourts: who gets custody of manny? #dodgers

  263. m October 23rd, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    The Commish has said that there will be no rain-shortened games. The games will simply be suspended and resumed at a later date. Will that apply to games that don’t go a full 5? That I don’t know.

    I’m hopeful that they can get the game in. The weather was supposed to be terrible for games 1&2 as well, but that worked out just fine.

  264. Jeremy October 23rd, 2009 at 11:59 pm

    JJ
    Can you please learn how to write. Because your writing is bad. Second, will people stop talking about the weather as if it gives the Angels an advantage. Game 2 there was a 90 % chance of rain and the game went on and there was no rain. The Yankees will win Game 6 and close this out.

  265. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 12:00 am

    actually it was a 70% -80% chance of rain in game 2.

  266. Maverick October 24th, 2009 at 12:01 am

    Rebbeca,

    Make sure they don’t try to sell you VGA or S-Video cables. Those are analog connectors. You want to do digital out to digital in so you get HD, thus DVI or HDMI cables as I described above.

    I goggled “HDMI connector on Laptops” and got a slew of stuff that you may want to look at. It is the same as I told you earlier, so I think I led you straight.

  267. m October 24th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    Jeremy,

    Really? We have a lot of visitors from the Far East. Some apologize for their English, even though they don’t need to.

  268. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 12:03 am

    Wave, I come onto the forum to have good interaction with other posters. I am always pleased if I get here and don’t have to read any posts where I have been zinged. Sometimes it happens, other times it doesn’t. It would be good if it disappeared altogether but I’m not holding my breath. I never shoot unless I’m shot at.

    Anyway, I won’t be around for tomorrow’s game so there won’t be any bickering. I may still find that shots were taken at me, but with a few of the posters it has become a way of life, unfortunately for me.

    About yesterday’s game. I thought that AJ had first inning jitters and that he settled down after that. As Nick pointed out last night, there was no way anybody could be making any decision about Molina-AJ based on one inning, nor could there be any way they could make any decision about Posada and AJ based on one bad inning. (Something like that.)

    Anyway, if I read that Girardi is starting Posada with AJ, then I will trust that he is comfortable about what he has seen and the decision he has made. Until then, I won’t feel convinced that it’s the right decision.

    It is not meant to be offensive – I mean who cares what I think and what I don’t other than me, and that’s okay – but I put no stock in the opinions of posters here if they are diametrically opposed to what the Yankees or Girardi have decided. That’s why I say that once Girardi makes a decision I trust he has thought it through and is doing what he thinks gives the team the best chance of winning. It’s not right or wrong, it’s just the way I rock and roll.

  269. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    Another thing : The Phillies are good put they beat a Dodgers team with no offense, a bad starting rotation, and a stupid closer. The Phillies are good but they are not the best.

  270. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 12:10 am

    m
    I’m sorry. I didn’t realize that he/she was from another country. How would I know ? This is a blog it’s not like I can see the person.

  271. m October 24th, 2009 at 12:12 am

    Jeremy,

    Sometimes it’s kind of obvious. ;)

  272. Maverick October 24th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    The negativity on this blog during games is why I haven’t been posting for awhile, its just terrible and many of the comments seem to come from people that don’t really understand the game of baseball. Its like their walking around in the dark without night vision goggles.

    I was just thinking that I wish we still had the MAD capability. Not mutual assured destruction but Multiple AH Destruction. Then we could just push one button and they would all disappear!

  273. Maverick October 24th, 2009 at 12:17 am

    TRISHA,

    Wait a minute, my earlier post on not buying VGA or S-Video connectors was for you of course, not rebecca. My bad.

  274. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 12:18 am

    “Tricia, Why are you so attached to the AJ / Molina combo ??? Honesty though, are you that committed, or is it too long to change your position ??? Only if you care to respond….”

    Pat M, I became attached to that combination I guess when Posada was out and Molina and Cervelli were doing such a good job with the pitching staff. I don’t remember exact times and dates, but when Posada first came back, both CC and AJ were having problems when he was behind the plate. It got to a point where it was being talked about everywhere. (Just to give you a frame of reference for a time period.)

    What might help you to understand it a little better is for you to know that I have always concentrated on defense and pitching. Those components have always been the most important to me, with offense being secondary. So I think the fact that Molina was such a good defensive catcher really impressed me, and losing Posada’s bat didn’t strike me as critical as it did some others. But again, I attribute that to the fact that I am much more concerned about defense than I am about offense. When the entire thing was at its pinnacle, it was obvious that Posada and Burnett were having problems communicating. And it was translating in Burnett giving up a lot of runs and melting down. Yes there were some games in there where Posada caught him and he did a great job. But I didn’t see that as the norm. I was willing at that point to just figure that AJ responded better with Molina, whether it was that he throws a lot of pitches in the dirt and Molina blocks better, as has been suggested; or that Molina is better at letting Burnett call his own game where Jorge is more comfortable being in charge, as has been suggested; whatever the reason or reasons, I just saw a better combination with Molina and AJ.

    Now in Posada’s defense, someone suggested that because he missed the part of the season that he did, he didn’t have the opportunity to really get comfortable with Burnett – or vice versa. And that may be very true, and it may resolve it self over the offseason and during spring training.

    You also may remember when the talk about a possible problem was at its peak, Posada came out and said he thought that he needed to do a better job of communicating with his pitchers. So there has been stuff going on behind the scenes also.

    I think Girardi has to have the best handle on the reality of it all, even things we may never hear, and he will act accordingly. If he feels the team has the best chance of winning with Posada behind the plate, then it signals to me that it is time to trust that things should be okay.

    I hope I have explained this in a way that you can understand and may make sense to you. The defense thing for me is a big thing. Molina is a better defensive catcher. And again, AJ just seems to respond to him better. Sometimes I think that AJ and Posada are like oil and water. But of course I don’t know if that is absolutely the case. It just appears that way to me.

  275. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Maverick – :)

    I read that and figured Rebecca had asked about it too!

    But I did make a note of what you said. Thanks.

    Not that I want it to happen, but all of my worries would be gone if it was rained out tomorrow…

  276. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 12:21 am

    I think the Yanks will close this out in Game 6. I think Saunders is finally going to get hit, and I expect a rebound game from Andy. I won’t be able to see the game but I hope/ pray that they close it out. Because we need CC to pitch 3 times in the World Series to have a chance.

  277. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    Jeremy, misery loves company. I won’t be able to see it either. But I also am confident that they will close it out in Game 6.

  278. m October 24th, 2009 at 12:24 am

    So, where’s this weather system coming from?

  279. randy l. October 24th, 2009 at 12:25 am

    pat m-

    andy might roll out one of his clutch playoff starts, but i’m thinking there’s a good chance the yankees will be counting on sabathia to close it out.

    it’s stressful taking it to the last game, but would we remember mc covey to richardson if we hadn’t gone through the emotional roller coaster?

    i think the yankees are going to win it all, but i think that it’s going to be a battle right down to the wire.

  280. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 12:31 am

    Trisha
    I can’t wait to peak at the score when I get the chance.
    Andy needs to come up big and I think he will. Saunder in Game 2 left a lot of men on and didn’t last long. I see this offense breaking out because they have done it for the past two games.

  281. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 12:32 am

    sorry, wrong word- peek, not peak lol ! Wasn’t thinking there.

  282. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 12:37 am

    Randy I, It’s my take on the game is, Andy goes 6 The Yanks very well could win the game……Yanks pen rebounds…We may not see Fuentes, besides if Andy wins, he sets the record for the most clinching games ??? 2001 I remember……………Tricia, you make no room for any misunderstanding on your position …..I’m moving on….

  283. Maverick October 24th, 2009 at 12:38 am

    trisha – OPPC lifetime member who isn’t worrying October 23rd, 2009 at 11:15 pm

    Maverick – I just printed that out. I will bring it with me to Staples tomorrow and have them give me what I need. Thank you VERY much for that help. I will also take my laptop with me because Method A definitely seems like the way to go. I just got it about 3 months ago, so I would assume if had the HMDI connector but just to be sure I’ll take it with it.

    Sounds like you know a lot about this stuff!

    ———————

    Missed this one earlier. I don’t know a lot about Staples but you can also try Best Buy. I got mine over the internet at Newegg.com. Much cheaper.

    When I was a Lt Colonel I was Chief, Visual Display Systems at the USAF Research Laboratory. We started a lot of the advanced flat panel display projects that got things started toward the flat panels that are in use today.

  284. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 12:40 am

    And Joe better use Rivera for 2 innings this time. It’s time to clinch and when it’s that time you use your best. Torre did it and Girardi needs to do it. I don’t want to see Joba, Coke, or Marte in this game.

  285. Maverick October 24th, 2009 at 12:41 am

    trisha,

    Your post was so long I think everybody missed my MAD joke. :)

  286. HeavyHitter October 24th, 2009 at 12:42 am

    Another reason not to burn A-Rod for a microscopic, if any, difference in speed (anybody wanna compare A-Rod to Guzman?)was that A-Rod is a dominating force right now. So dominating that he is in the other Manager’s head. Scioscia gave A-Rod an intentional walk to lead off an inning in which the Yankees needed to score one to tie, two to win (with the Great Rivera eager to return to the mound). He put the tying run on with no outs. A-Rod is in his head.

  287. Maverick October 24th, 2009 at 12:43 am

    Time to call it a night. And to all a good night.

    GO YANKEES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  288. m October 24th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Finding Nomo #oneletteroffmovies #andabaseballjoke
    9 minutes ago from TinyTwitter

    There’s a lot of people following this twitter:

    http://twitter.com/search?q=%23oneletteroffmovies

  289. m October 24th, 2009 at 12:45 am

    Oops. That ^^ tweet was from K-Law

  290. m October 24th, 2009 at 12:51 am

    Wow, that twitter’s pretty viral right now. Someone put “What Pies Beneath”. :)

  291. David Cone's Camera Face October 24th, 2009 at 12:53 am

    adamn gerstenhaber on wfan just said utley is better defensively than cano…. he can not be serious. utley’s been throwing the ball all over the place.

  292. JZ October 24th, 2009 at 12:53 am

    unlike 2004, I don’t worry at all this time.
    no kidding.

  293. randy l. October 24th, 2009 at 12:54 am

    pat m-

    we all get these feelings about games and it’s like reading tea leaves. i like the way you’re reading the tea leaves better than the way i’m reading them.

    i’d like to get this over with and get to the world series, but i didn’t have a good feeling about burnett going in to his game though i hoped he’d pull it off.

    no one responded to me , but i commented a couple of times before the game that when burnett goes over 110 pitches in a good game he often has problems a game or two after that. that was the situation going into his start on thursday night.

    andy could do as you say and wrap it up. he’s done it before , so there’s no reason he can’t do it again.

  294. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 12:55 am

    And to think I see myself holding my own with a Dell, Twitter seems light years away…….I do need to do the pasting & posting transfer stuff still

  295. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 12:56 am

    “Tricia, you make no room for any misunderstanding on your position …..I’m moving on….”

    Pat M, instead of being so dismissive it would have been a lot nicer if you just said thank you for taking the time to explain to me, I can’t totally agree with or understand your position but I appreciate that you did respond.

  296. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 12:58 am

    “Your post was so long I think everybody missed my MAD joke. :)

    Sorry Maverick. I was making a sincere attempt to explain my thinking to Pat M and I guess I got wordy in my attempt to explain all of my thought processes.

  297. Bronx Bombers Girl October 24th, 2009 at 12:59 am

    The Other Phil (Don’t Feed the Trolls!)
    October 23rd, 2009 at 7:42 pm
    I am admitting upfront that I stole this from someone on another board. Or rather, I am “reposting” it… But I really liked it and think it is apropos to those “2004?ers.

    **********

    The Other Phil, Thanks for sharing this “reposting”. Just got in and am quickly reading thru posts.

    I am anxiously waiting for Game 6 and can’t wait to cheer on our boys! :)

  298. HeavyHitter October 24th, 2009 at 1:00 am

    Swisher bookended the 6 run Yankee rally in the seventh inning of game 5 with fly ball outs. He is in a dreadful slump. I normally go with momentum, but I’m not sure I would bench him. Over the long haul, he is going to be reasonably productive for you, and he has made some heady plays in the outfield lately. I’d rather have him than any of the other choices.

  299. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:01 am

    Randy I, The first inning was a nightmare…I hardly made my way back to my seats…..However when they posted a 6 in a very demonstrative manner, Yank fans at the park lite it up……When AJ came out then I had that feeling of tea leaves….Hughes had Vladdy on the hook & missed Posada’s mitt by a foot up & almost the same out …He’s lucky in wasn’t a rock shot, although Vladdy muscled up the middle……Jeter was so far in the Slot he had no chance…

  300. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 1:03 am

    randy l.
    I recall you saying that about Burnett before the game. Deep down I didn’t think the Yanks would win the game because I knew A.J. was due for a not so good performance, and that Lackey would be on his A game though I hoped he wouldn’t.

    I just want them to finish it now because we do not want to use CC in a game 7 because we need him for 3 games in the World series. I think they will get it done in Game 6.

  301. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Tricia, I didn’t mean to come across in quite that way at all…It’s my sore knee…Nice to get tomorrow’s game in, as long as the weather isn’t stupid

  302. Eric October 24th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Joke Girardi better not blow tomorrow’s game like he did the other 3. he better win tomorrow and he better not use ‘flash gordon hughes’ or Joba.

  303. HeavyHitter October 24th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    And while I’m dispensing advice, I might as well add that Molina has no business starting ahead of Posada in ANY playoff game. I don’t care who’s pitching. I’m not a superstitious man, so I’m pretty sure there’s no proof that a catcher can have a substantial impact upon a pitcher’s performance over the long term. Burnett is a vet, and it’s time he acted like one.

  304. Carl October 24th, 2009 at 1:05 am

    Eric October 24th, 2009 at 1:04 am

    Joke Girardi better not blow tomorrow’s game like he did the other 3. he better win tomorrow and he better not use ‘flash gordon hughes’ or Joba.

    what

  305. m October 24th, 2009 at 1:07 am

    Carl,

    More like, “or what?”

  306. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 1:11 am

    “Tricia, I didn’t mean to come across in quite that way at all…It’s my sore knee…Nice to get tomorrow’s game in, as long as the weather isn’t stupid”

    Thanks Pat M.

    And I hope your knee feels better. Having something not feel so great can definitely color one’s mood.

    Hopefully the next time we talk it will be to hoot and holler about the Yankee’s clinching in game 6!

    :)

  307. HeavyHitter October 24th, 2009 at 1:11 am

    I don’t think Girardi should give up on Hughes or Chamberlain. It’s time to develop these kids and they have special talent. I think they’ll both become good, workhorse pitchers.

  308. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:12 am

    HeavyHitter is hitting cleanup

  309. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:13 am

    Tricia, time for a few more brownie bites

  310. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 1:14 am

    Girardi needs to use River for 2 innings and stop fooling around. Torre would use Rivera for 2 innings to close out a series. He should not use Joba, Marte, Coke. And pull Hughes at the first sign of trouble.

  311. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 1:15 am

    sorry- Rivera for 2 innings.

  312. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 1:19 am

    I like Hughes and Chamberlain but they have shown in this series that they can’t finish the job. They can’t fool around anymore. They already gave 2 game away to the Angels.
    Have Robertson and Rivera ready as sson as possible. If Girardi makes the mistake of putting in Joba again I don’t know what to do.

  313. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 1:20 am

    Pat M, whatever it is I hope you can find a permanent solution so that you don’t have to resort to brownie bites.

    :(

  314. trisha - OPPC lifetime member who isn't worrying October 24th, 2009 at 1:22 am

    Good night west coast.

    We all share the most important trait of all – the desire to see our Yankees win.

    GO YANKEES!

  315. m October 24th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Jeremy,

    You worry just as much as Betsy. Maybe the blog needs to set you guys up on a blind date.

    (just teasing, Betsy)

  316. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:26 am

    Jeremy…By no means am I giving the pen a pass, because was a disaster….However, part of the problem lies with Giardi and staff…..Since they becomes very good and reliable, they all had roles all this time…Situational changes were limited since the club was usually ahead…Giardi has tampered with a bullpens rituals….Everyone knew their roles….Get back to that

  317. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:27 am

    The late show has started. m’s here…..

  318. m October 24th, 2009 at 1:37 am

    Pat M,

    Check out my 9:12 post and DT’s 9:17 post. We found some pictures of you online. Couldn’t find one of you with the town car, tho…

  319. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 1:37 am

    I am not worried I am just talking strategy. Rivera was used for 2 innings during the Dynasty years to close out a series. If Joe went to Robertson and Rivera and didn’t bring out A.J. in the 7th this series would be over.
    Joba isn’t good and Hughes has been up and down in this series. You go to your best to close out a series and Joe needs to do that. If he doesn’t and we lose this series because of him then he needs to be fired.

  320. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 1:40 am

    At least go to Hughes in the 7th which makes sense. A.J. was not good that entire game and he was waiting on the bench for 30 min. so why bring him back into the game ?

    If Hughes has trouble bring in Robertson and then go to Rivera.

    Joe lacks a feel for the game, and because of that this series is still going. I hope the players take control because Joe is not helping.

  321. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:42 am

    Well I’m speechless, color I don’t care for…….I still drive a Town Car…

  322. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:51 am

    Jeremy, just about everybody sitting behind the plate last night believed that Hughes was going to whiff Vladdy…..Once Jorge got out of that crouch, we all knew….Although Phil had snapped off a great hook ealier…..Either pitch would have work, as Vladdy was hungry…….Give everyone their roles back……Robertson is the guy who follows Riveria in Joe’s book…Then again who else ??? Robertson does give Girardi the flex to use Mariano sooner in the game…..

  323. m October 24th, 2009 at 1:52 am

    lol, Pat M. You’re a good man.

    Lakers/Nuggets got a litte chippy. Looks like they’re the new rival in the west. Pau is questionable for the opener on Tuesday.

  324. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 1:55 am

    Pat M. I thought that he was going to get out of it. I think they should have went for the breaking ball outside because he would have went for it.

    All I want to see is Rivera for 2 innings and Robertson and Hughes. No one else from the pen should be in this game.

  325. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 1:57 am

    Eric
    October 24th, 2009 at 1:04 am
    Joke Girardi better not blow tomorrow’s game like he did the other 3. he better win tomorrow and he better not use ‘flash gordon hughes’ or Joba.

    ————————————————————

    Here you go….a little gift from LoHud and their legion of Sesame Street fans. Watch and listen. It’s quite educational. You’ll learn the difference between 2 and 3.

    http://www.amazon.com/Count-Hi.....038;sr=1-3

  326. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 1:59 am

    Tomorrow is a huge game for the Yanks, on several fronts….My biggest concern is the hangover effect on each club…….Both knowing that elimination was on the brink….

  327. no.27 October 24th, 2009 at 1:59 am

    The Yankees winning percentage at home in 2009 is 0.717647058824. In 2009, when Andy Pettitte starts the Yankees win 0.6875 of the time. The Yankees win 0.735294117647 of the starts CC Sabathia has pitched this season.

  328. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 2:01 am

    GB, There’s a tribute to us at the 9:12 marker. or so

  329. m October 24th, 2009 at 2:05 am

    Pat M,

    Are you on the right or on the left? :P

  330. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 2:10 am

    Pat M.
    October 24th, 2009 at 2:01 am
    GB, There’s a tribute to us at the 9:12 marker. or so

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, I saw that. I was trying to download a picture of our pimpmobile, but, couldn’t. The best thing I ever bought was the pimpmobile from Eastwood’s movie, “The Enforcer”.

  331. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 2:11 am

    m, I’m the Dude on the left…The more I see that color purple,,, I dislike more ……

  332. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 2:14 am

    Harry Callahan I believe……Your take on tomorrow GB ???

  333. m October 24th, 2009 at 2:17 am

    HaHa. G’night. You two stay out of trouble now.

  334. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 2:23 am

    Pat M.
    October 24th, 2009 at 2:14 am
    Harry Callahan I believe……Your take on tomorrow GB ???

    ————————————————————

    I have faith in Pettitte’s ability to keep his end of the score down. Just not sure that the Yankee hitters will score more than the 3-4 runs in 7 innings to cover Pettitte’s. If I had to make a bet, NYY wins, though. The scoring will depend on Damon, Teixeira and Matsui and how much they can force the Angels to pitch to Rodriguez.

  335. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 2:30 am

    Damon is hitting much better of late, and Tex has been looking better over the past two games. I think this offense is ready to break out. And many of the hitters have good numbers against Saunders. I think Saunders luck has run out.

  336. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 2:31 am

    If they can get 6 out of Andy, The Yanks really should win…..

  337. Dr. Cox October 24th, 2009 at 2:35 am

    Is anyone nervous?

  338. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 2:40 am

    Dr. Cox…….I’m not relax at all…

  339. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 2:42 am

    I just want this thing to be over with. Move on to the World Series.

  340. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 2:42 am

    Pat M.
    October 24th, 2009 at 2:31 am
    If they can get 6 out of Andy, The Yanks really should win…..

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    I’d like 7 innings if it’s a game with a 3 run or less lead for NYY. Take that intermediate bullpen group totally out of the equation. Any more than a 4 run lead after 6, I feel confident. I’d obviously prefer about a 10 run lead at the end of the 6th inning, though.

  341. Pat M. October 24th, 2009 at 2:46 am

    For me, it’s the intermittent 03-04 negative self-talk that rattles my belief & confidence…..They are the best team in the MLB, and this is the next step…We both know, this game should never have been needed

  342. Dr. Cox October 24th, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Pat M.

    I agree. 2004 shook me to me core. I didnt leave my bed for 3 days, (I was a sophomore in college, it was acceptable) I was legitimately depressed.

    And now after being 9 outs away, this is all I can think about.

  343. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 2:56 am

    Yeah this series should be over. Take Girardi out of the equation and this series would be done. Girardi is the team’s worst enemy.

  344. Carl October 24th, 2009 at 2:58 am

    Dr. Cox October 24th, 2009 at 2:54 am

    Pat M.

    I agree. 2004 shook me to me core. I didnt leave my bed for 3 days, (I was a sophomore in college, it was acceptable) I was legitimately depressed.

    And now after being 9 outs away, this is all I can think about.

    LOL

  345. GreenBeret7 October 24th, 2009 at 2:58 am

    In the AFL on Friday, Brandon Laird was 3-5 with a double, homer, 5 RBI, 3 Runs scored and 1 strikeout. He played 1st base without an error. Colin Curtis was 3-4 with a double, 2 runs scored and 1 RBI and 1 walk. Grant Duff pitched a perfect 9th inning for the save. Austin Romine or none of the other pitchers played.

  346. Jeremy October 24th, 2009 at 3:01 am

    Well at least the Angels beat the Yankees in the next inning. When the Yanks lost to the Sox in Games 4 and 5 it was at the very end of the game when they were on the verge of winning it. Extra inning defeats back to back killed the 2004 Yankees spirit, and with the lack of pitching in Game 6 and Game 7 it was all over. This series doesn’t have the same feel as 2004. More character, heart, and better pitching.

  347. Dr. Cox October 24th, 2009 at 3:09 am

    If the Yankees close it out tomorrow night I will rent out a bar and have everyone on LoHud drink all night for free.

    Including you, God. That is, if you keep this rain from a-fallin’,

  348. asdfasdf October 24th, 2009 at 4:33 am

    I don’t see how u can blame Joe for the last loss. Sure he made a mistake bringing out AJ for the 7th- everyone knows in a game like that u milk a starter for as long as you can as long as he’s throwing zeros, and then you let the bullpen finish it off when u get that lead late.

    But bottom line Marte did well by getting two outs and keeping the lead. Phil Hughes could not get ONE out… not only did he tie the game on a ridiculous 1-2 pitch, he couldn’t even preserve the tie, completely missing his spots against Morales as well. Phil was lockdown all season- u can’t blame Joe for going to him again there, despite his struggles against the Twins. Maybe from now on you go to Robertson in the 8th- Phil seems to be wilting under the playoff pressure. Anyhow, the team was set up to win if our bullpen had pitched up to its capabilities. It didn’t, outside of Mo. Maybe the Yankees win if Joe goes to a reliever to start the 7th- maybe they don’t. But Phil Hughes has got to come through there. You can probably argue that if Phil had just kept the game tied, the Yanks would’ve won. But he couldn’t even do that. That’s not Joe’s fault- but maybe next time it would be if Phil blows another 8th inning.

  349. asdfasdf October 24th, 2009 at 4:36 am

    and Dr. Cox too bad I don’t live on the east coast (assuming that’s where u are), I would probably take u up on that offer

  350. Jon October 24th, 2009 at 5:03 am

    Tonight is the night guys! Let’s hope our Yanks can take a step in the right direction behind our crafty vet Andy. Tex got a big hit in the last game, let’s hope he can keep it going and Alex can continue to be Mr. October 2.0. One more win from bringing the pennant back to New York, God bless the Yankees!

  351. Ororo October 24th, 2009 at 10:46 am

    ……….the question remains…..how will Girardi almost ruin game 6???……

  352. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 24th, 2009 at 11:37 am

    He won’t get the chance. We’ll be too far ahead.

  353. Luis Groskreutz March 23rd, 2010 at 6:39 am

    I think everybody expects this star to create more succesfull songs.

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