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World Series Game 1: Phillies at Yankees

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

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (3-0, 1.19 ERA in postseason)

PHILLIES
Jimmy Rollins SS
Shane Victorino CF
Chase Utley 2B
Ryan Howard 1B
Jayson Werth RF
Raul Ibanez DH
Ben Francisco LF
Pedro Feliz 3B
Carlos Ruiz C

Pitching: LHP Cliff Lee (2-0, 0.74 ERA in postseason)

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

WEATHER: Chilly and wet, with rain possible during the afternoon but (supposedly) tapering off tonight. We should get the game in, even if it’s not ideal conditions. Check out the forecast here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees have seven postseason wins down with four to go to reach their goal of claiming a 27th World Series title. They’re undefeated at home during the playoffs, having won two games at Yankee Stadium in the Division Series and three more in the ALCS. They are 33-13 in the 46 best-of-seven series in franchise history.

BATTER VS. PITCHER: Here’s the Phillies vs. Sabathia. And here’s the Yankees vs. Lee.

ACES, PART II: This marks just the second time in history, according to Elias Sports Bureau, that two former Cy Young award winners will face off in Game 1 of the World Series (Maddux vs. Hersheiser in 1995 was the other). Lee and Sabathia have already met once at Yankee Stadium this season, locking up on Opening Day when Lee was still with the Indians. The two are friends from their time together in Cleveland and had dinner at Sabathia’s house that night back in April. The Indians won that game, 10-2.

BLAST OFF: The Yankees have hit 14 home runs already this postseason, just two shy of their franchise record of 16, which was set in 1996 (and tied in 2001 and 2003).

NEW DIGS: If the Yankees win the World Series, they would be the third team to take the title in their first season in their current stadium (the 2006 Cardinals and 1912 Red Sox – wow Fenway is old – are the other two). By the way, the Yankees won the World Series in their first season at the original Yankee Stadium (1923) and made it to the World Seris – but lost to the Reds – in the first season of the remodeled Stadium (1976).

DRAMA KINGS: The Yankees have comeback wins in five of their seven postseason victories this year, including three in the seventh inning or later.

ALEX THE GREAT: A-Rod enters his first World Series batting .438 (14-for-32) in the postseason with five homers, 12 RBI and nine walks. He’s hit safely in all nine playoff games and 11 straight dating back to the 2007 ALDS. According to Elias, his three game-tying homers in the seventh inning or later are the most such homers for any player in a postseason.

CONGRATULATIONS: Kudos to WCBS’s Suzyn Waldman, who becomes the first woman radio announcer to call World Series action.

RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: Philly cheesesteak: Awesome or overrated?

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Beware of the Boys by Punjabi MC feat. Jay-Z

Heading down for Joe Girardi’s press conference. Back with much more later on.

UPDATE, 4:08 p.m.: Getting better … photo(2)

Yes, that’s sunshine. Gates open at 5 p.m. and the Yankees will be on the field hitting at that time.

UPDATE, 4:13 p.m.: Here’s the Girardi audio off his pre-game press conference. When asked when he might reveal his Game 4 starting pitcher, he demurred, saying, “The focus is Game 1 tonight, and that’s what we’ll worry about.” Take a listen.

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UPDATE, 4:27 p.m.: Chad here with some notes from Girardi’s session with the beat writers. But first, this quick story: Outside of Girardi’s office is a blue wall with a big NY logo in the center. Yankee players sign the wall in white ink, and the area within the NY is reserved for Hall of Famers. As the beat writers were walking into Girardi’s office this afternoon, we saw Wade Boggs add his signature to the Hall of Fame zone. Pretty neat to watch. Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford, Goose Gossage, Reggie Jackson and Dave Winfield are the other Hall of Famers to have signed the wall. Winfield’s name is way up high, where surely only he could reach.

• Girardi said he hasn’t ruled out using Posada to catch Burnett, but it sounds like he’s leaning more toward sticking with Molina. “It’s something that we’ll discuss,” he said. “But as I’ve said all along, it’s worked pretty well. And in the course of the season you go with two catchers all the time. I’m still comfortable using Molina, and if I have to, pinch hit Jorge.”

• As we already knew, Gaudin is not available in long relief tonight. Aceves is the most obvious long man in the pen, but Girardi said, “It might be a combination of two guys.” He wasn’t talking specifics, just meant he might use more than one guy to get through multiple late innings.

• Bruney threw to hitters yesterday “and looked good,” Girardi said.

• Girardi wouldn’t rule out using Matsui in the field, but said he doesn’t anticipate making such a move. Matsui still takes fly balls every day.

• Keeping Hinske was “an easy choice” because of his pinch hitting experience.

UPDATE, 4:40 p.m.: Here’s the audio from A.J. Burnett’s press conference. He’s close friends with Cliff Lee (they are from the same area and have the same agent), but when someone asked if he’d spoken to Lee about the series, he shook his head and said, “I’m not a talker” in the kind of tone that reminded many of us of the same line from the movie “Old School.” Classic line, classic flick.

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UPDATE, 4:49 p.m.: The pregame ceremony plans for Game 1 have retired Army Captain Tony Odierno joined on the mound by Yogi Berra, First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden to throw out the ceremonial first pitch. Odierno is a West Point graduate who was awarded a bronze star with valor and a purple heart for his bravery.

Former US Army Ranger Keni Thomas will perform the National Anthem. Sergeant First Class Kay Messenger will perform “God Bless America” in the seventh. Messenger, a West Point soloist, performed the national anthem at Yankee Stadium on Opening Day in 2007.

UPDATE, 5:30 p.m.: Yankees are approaching the end of BP and the Phillies are out stretching on the field. Just as a note, those of you who are following us on Twitter (@LoHudYankees) know that Josh has been Tweeting a ton during the postseason. We’ve added a box on the side of the blog that will update in real-time with his Tweets during the World Series games, as well as Phillies Tweets from our friends at the News-Journal. Check it out.

UPDATE, 5:35 p.m.: The Yankees have shown a “Win One For The Boss” screen on the big scoreboard a few times already. George Steinbrenner in the house for the first time since Opening Day tonight.

UPDATE, 5:39 p.m.: Judging by Josh’s Tweets from the Pedro presser, it sounds like he’s in rare form. Look for a full report from Josh shortly.

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Man, those Phillies fans really do love their team. They’ll do ANYTHING (allegedly) to come out and support them.

UPDATE, 6:20 p.m.: As you’ve probably noticed or heard, Pedro put on a show earlier, taking the opportunity on the eve of Game 2 to discuss his relationship over the years with New York, how it became what it was and why it has both empowered him and deeply scarred him.

Say what you want about Pedro — and some of what you will say comes in four letters — but he is nothing if not thoughtful. He said his shoulder hurt on the famous 2003 pitch to Karim Garcia and he was desperately trying to gut through the game. He thought Don Zimmer wanted to deliver a few choice words at first. Instead, Zimmer “was trying to punch my mouth and told me a couple of bad words about my mom,” Martinez said. He never apologized publicly because he believed he did nothing wrong. That said, he deeply regrets the incident ever happened. “I don’t like to see it because I’m not a violent man,” Martinez said.

There’s almost too much to say, so I’ve added clips. You can judge for yourselves.

A few quick highlights:

• “It really reminds me that God is my daddy. It gives me strength,” on Who’s Your Daddy chants.

• “I might be at times the most influential player that ever stepped in Yankee Stadium. I can honestly say that,” on his place in Yankee lore. He later clarified it, saying he meant both opponents and Yankees.

• “At the end of the day, they’re just great fans that want to see the team win. I don’t have any problem with that,” on NY fans.

• “You guys have used and abused me,” on the New York media.

• “That’s probably the player I admire the most,” on his respect for Mariano Rivera.

• “One of your colleagues had me in the papers with horns and a tail, red horns and a tail. That’s the sign of the devil. I’m a Christian man. I don’t like those things. I take those things very seriously,” on a photoshopped picture of him that ran in a NY tabloid.

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UPDATE, 7:18 p.m.: Cheers for CC as he emerges from the dugout and begins the walk out to the bullpen. We’re getting closer.

UPDATE, 7:41 p.m.: If you just heard a buzzing in White Plains, it’s because Mariano Rivera was just introduced at Yankee Stadium.

UPDATE, 7:45 p.m.: Big cheer for Alex Rodriguez. Not Jeter-big, but big.

UPDATE, 7:51 p.m.: I’ve only had this job for a few weeks — this is Chad, obviously — and there have been times when I’ve been too focused on the work to really take in the big picture, but that was a pretty amazing moment. Yankee Stadium. Flag in the outfield. National Anthem. Game 1 of the World Series. This is a pretty cool job.

UPDATE, 7:55 p.m.: Jeter out to catch the first pitch. They’re pulling out all the stops… And of course Jeter blows off Yogi Berra while shaking hands afterward. Hilarious.

UPDATE, 7:58 p.m.: Moments away now. Yankees ready to take the field.

UPDATE, 7:59 p.m.: LoHud blog favorite “Big Poppa” blasting for CC as he hits the mound. The place is absolutely packed. Swisher salute got huge cheers and everyone in the stands seems to be standing and taking a picture with their camera phone. It’s World Series time.

UPDATE, 8:01 p.m.: And we’re off. It’s 52 degrees at first pitch with clear skies in the Bronx. Enjoy the game everyone.

UPDATE, 8:06 p.m.: That’s the fourth walk in 23 1/3 playoff innings for Sabathia.

UPDATE, 8:11 p.m.: Early trouble for Sabathia. Two walks and a double and the bases are loaded. He’s already thrown 21 pitches.

UPDATE, 8:13 p.m.: No damage done though. Sabathia gets Ibanez to ground to second and he escapes. It took 25 pitches.

UPDATE, 8:16 p.m.: They just showed a montage of interviews with George Steinbrenner up on the big board, then flashed the “Win it for The Boss” screen again. Jeter coming to the plate.

UPDATE, 8:21 pm.: Lee ran out to the mound before the inning like he couldn’t wait to get started. Then he struck out Jeter, got an easy bunt comebacker from Damon and whiffed Teixeira on a 91 mph fastball. Twelve pitches total and he ran back to the dugout.

UPDATE, 8:30 p.m.: That was better from Sabathia. Only nine pitches in a 1-2-3.

UPDATE, 8:34 p.m.: How do you know Lee is on tonight? He’s getting A-Rod to swing and miss. Nasty cutter at 86 for strike three. He’s whiffed three of the first four hitters.

UPDATE, 8:35 p.m.: And, just like that, Posada gets the Yankees first hit, a broken-bat flare to right. By the way, it’s misting pretty hard right now.

UPDATE, 8:44 p.m.: Phillies strike first, Utley hitting a 3-2 pitch over the right-field fence for a solo homer. It’s 1-0 Phils and Sabathia is at 54 pitches before he’s even through the third inning. This could be a long night for the Yankees bullpen.

UPDATE, 8:53 p.m.: Sabathia is working hard tonight. It’s not coming as easily to him as it did the last three times out and the Phillies are making him sweat. Since Jimmy Rollins bunted the first pitch of the game, nine of the 12 Phillies hitters have had at-bats of four pitches or more.

UPDATE, 8:55 p.m.: That homer by Utley was the first home run Sabathia has given up to a lefthander at Yankee Stadium this season.

UPDATE, 8:58 p.m.: Among the bold-faced names in the house: Alec Baldwin, Matthew McConaughey and the (Rangers) Captain, Mark Messier. Meanwhile, the (Yankees) Captain just lashed a double past first.

UPDATE, 9:10 p.m.: Sabathia’s slider looked a ton better in that inning. Great pitch to Ibanez that had him just staring. He’s settled in and is at 71 pitches through four.

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: Teixeira just doesn’t look easy at the plate right now. Very out of sorts, almost lunging at pitches, which is the opposite of his usual smooth swing.

UPDATE, 9:19 p.m.: A-Rod swinging again. The last time he struck out twice in a game was over a month ago, on Sept. 22 vs. the Angels.

UPDATE, 9:20 p.m.: Lee is absolutely locked in. That was a curve to Posada that was just nasty; Posada had no chance. Let’s go to a new thread as we go to the fifth inning.

 
 

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1,026 Responses to “World Series Game 1: Phillies at Yankees”

  1. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 3:40 pm

    4 hours and 20 minutes until Game 1!!!!!

  2. Ben October 28th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    GO YANKEES!

  3. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    Still time to get in on today’s Guess the Line Up. Submissions until the earlier of the line up getting leaked or 4:30. No late submissions accepted. Post players AND POSITIONS!!!!

    Here’s who is in today so far:

    Robbykid, mick, Blackaccord, Mr October (same)
    Zmaster!, iiicollies, Shawn, Erin, Rob in VT, Fran, Dave F, Uncle E, Hokiehill (same)
    Gardner in CF

  4. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 3:41 pm

    i’m starting to feel the excitement!!

  5. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    THE SUN IS SHINING IN THE BRONX!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Borat October 28th, 2009 at 3:42 pm

    Overrated, much like the Filthadelphia Phillies.

  7. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus October 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    Play today, win today, das it.

    Go Yankees!

  8. Hokiehill October 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm

    I can hardly take the excitement!

  9. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 28th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Man almost missed another postseason guess the lineup:

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

    Sabathia SP

  10. Danny from Brooklyn October 28th, 2009 at 3:44 pm

    Cheesesteaks are awesome, but overrated in the sense that Philly makes the best ones. They’re definitely great but I’ve had some pretty good cheesesteaks in NYC and other places too. You can probably get just as good a cheesesteak in any major city.

  11. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    REBECCA-
    ARE YOU MARIANO DUNCAN?
    I LOVE THAT LINE AND STILL USE IT DAILY!

  12. Laura - Bring on PHI! October 28th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    I just saw another comparison where they rated Ruiz over Posada. I just find that mind boggling. Their offensive numbers aren’t even close. Posada has multiple WS rings and they think that Ruiz is better? Wow. Who have they been talking to? AJ Burnett? :P

  13. ADam October 28th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Lets Go Big C!!! 6+ strong with a lead gets us a series win!!!. Lets Go Yanks.. get it done.

  14. DB October 28th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Cheesesteaks are awesome.

    Philly Cheesesteaks are over-rated.

  15. Zach in Port Jeff October 28th, 2009 at 3:45 pm

    Will the concession stands at Yankee Stadium cease to sell cheesesteaks for the World Series?

    I think they should. It’s only right.

  16. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist -

    You better be careful! With a minimum of 3 rounds after today, you are clinging to a one game lead with Upstate Kate and Fran right behind you. Fran is already in today but Kate is Mia….

  17. NYYROC October 28th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    M. Kay doing simulcast with Philly radio guy. Started out civil but as PM has worn on Philly guy, along with Mitch Williams (who predicted Philly in 5 and called 2009 Phillies best team he has ever seen)have gotten better of Kay. Step your game up Michael!! Should’ve asked Willimas if he forgot to watch baseball in 1998!

  18. Patrick October 28th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Ok Danny I’m not big fan of Philly but you are completely wrong

    Philly Cheesesteaks, from Philadelphia are by far the best. No doubt about it my friend.

  19. Russel October 28th, 2009 at 3:46 pm

    Let me just say the sun is finally out here in jersey. It should be a good night for a ball game.

  20. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 3:47 pm

    The concession stand should advertise NY CHEESESTEAKS!!!!

  21. Russel October 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Philly cheesesteaks are amazing. I think that is the only good think from that city.

  22. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Erica my management of the middle innings of postseason GTLU has been Girardi-esque. Forgetting to participate in the last round was akin to pulling Robertson for Aceves mid-inning in Anaheim. However, I am hoping to put up a Mariano-like close to the game this week.

  23. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    2009 PHILLIES BEST TEAM EVER!!! NOT ONLY DO THEY HAVE THE BEST CHEESESTEAKS IN PHILLY THEY ALSO HAVE THE BEST CRACK!!!!!

  24. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    The Phillies are so overrated. They are good but they can be beat. It’s time for the Phillies to finally step up against the Major leagues (AL) instead of facing weak Minor League teams (NL) like the Mets, Dodgers, and Rockies.

  25. andrew33 October 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    Erice heres my lineup – thanks
    1. jeter ss
    2. damon lf
    3. tex 1b
    4. arod 3b
    5. posada c
    6. matsui dh
    7. cano 2b
    8. swisher rf
    9. melky cf

  26. Joltin Joe October 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm

    LETS GO YANKS!

    The last stretch of the road to #27 starts tonight!

  27. upstate kate October 28th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Erica
    sorry, I got distracted by work
    going back to the basic
    SS Jeter
    LF Damon
    1B Tex
    3B Arod
    DH Matsui
    C Posada
    2B Cano
    RF Swish
    CF Melky
    thanks!

  28. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    WOW THE SUN IS REALLY SHINING IN THE BRONX!!! ITS ACTUALLY A NICE DAY!!!!

  29. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 3:49 pm

    Philly Cheesesteaks = awesome! (obviously not healthy)

    And no, they’re not as good in other states. I used to think that too. But the ones in Philly truly are better. Just like NY has the best pizza and bagels.

  30. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist
    October 28th, 2009 at 3:48 pm
    Erica my management of the middle innings of postseason GTLU has been Girardi-esque. Forgetting to participate in the last round was akin to pulling Robertson for Aceves mid-inning in Anaheim. However, I am hoping to put up a Mariano-like close to the game this week.

    ****

    LOL! I wish you the best of luck!

    Postseason GTLU has actually been more interesting than I thought it would be

  31. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Philly cheesesteaks are awesome but, just like New York pizza, some particular places are overrated.

  32. Mike Parch October 28th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Cheese steak: Hate to admit it but it is all its made up to be. In Hoboken on Washington Street between 5th and 6th. Get the ‘Philly’ from there and tell me that is overrated.

  33. BFARBS October 28th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    Alright Erica:

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

    Just for good measure the PHillies lineup too:

    Rollins SS
    Victorino CF
    Utley 2B
    Howard 1B
    Werth RF
    Ibanez DH
    Feliz 3B
    Ruiz C
    Francisco LF
    Lee P

  34. mick October 28th, 2009 at 3:50 pm

    lineups in…posada 5th…end of story

  35. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Upstate Kate-

    I was getting worried about you! I know Andrew was too ;-)

  36. Tom B October 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    o v e r r a t e d.

  37. tampayank October 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    the Philly radio guy is so lame….now ballpark smack

  38. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    “Philly Cheesesteaks, from Philadelphia are by far the best. No doubt about it my friend.”

    I gotta agree here. The thing to remember is that Philly Cheesesteaks aren’t made equal. Tony Luke’s and Jim’s are easily the best while Geno’s and Pat’s are overrated.

  39. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 3:51 pm

    Guess the line up is now over

    Line up leaked!!!!

  40. vitus October 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    For those of you outside of bronx want to have an idea of the the current weather check the web cams in time square.

    http://www.earthcam.com/usa/ne.....am=fridays

    my personal favourites are No. 1, 4, 13.

    The weather looks freezing and wet for now.

  41. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Rebecca–Optimist Prime–Montero Fanaticus Primus
    October 28th, 2009 at 3:43 pm
    Play today, win today, das it.

    Go Yankees!

    das it!

  42. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) October 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    philly cheesesteaks? personally, think they’re overrated.

    now if a city’s clame to fame was Goat Curry, that would be a different story

  43. vin October 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    Come on, Girardi… I didn’t even get to submit my GTLU entry. I would’ve been a winner too!

    How inconsiderate.

  44. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    The Phillies arent overrated. They’re a very good team and the Yanks will have to drive the stake through them to win it. But the Yanks will do just that.

  45. Lori October 28th, 2009 at 3:52 pm

    There is sun shining here in the City, and no more umbrellas. Here’s hoping it stays that way — Let’s go Yanks!! I’m so excited – I think I need to leave the office soon because I am so not getting any work done.

  46. mick October 28th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Tarp off the field….rain is over.

  47. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 3:53 pm

    Mitch Williams is a idiot just like Kruk. Philly homers.

    Of course the Phillies are going to look like the best team ever when they face Minor league teams like the Dodgers, Mets, and Rockies in the pathetic NL.

  48. vb03 October 28th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    The Phillies should be the last team complaining about a small ballpark, playing in Citizen’s Ping Pong Table.

  49. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    It’s going to be 50 and dry tonight. A good night for a win!!

  50. henner October 28th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    jeter 6
    damon 7
    teixeira 3
    rodriguez 5
    posada 2
    matsui x
    cano 4
    swisher 9
    cabrera 8

  51. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 3:54 pm

    JASON R
    “Philly Cheesesteaks, from Philadelphia are by far the best. No doubt about it my friend.”

    I gotta agree here. The thing to remember is that Philly Cheesesteaks aren’t made equal. Tony Luke’s and Jim’s are easily the best while Geno’s and Pat’s are overrated.

    AGREED PHILLY DOES HAVE AWESOME CHEESESTEAKS!! YOUR ABSOLUTELY RIGHT PATS AND GENOS ARE TOO BIG FOR THEIR OWN GOOD NOWADAYS. JUST BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE BEST CHEESESTEAKS DOESNT MEAN THEY HAVE THE BEST BASEBALL TEAM!!!

  52. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    “Guess the line up is now over
    Line up leaked!!!!”

    obviously a conspiracy to keep me from winning.
    I had my line-up ready too!

  53. jack -lv nv October 28th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    Tarp is off the field—- The sun is breaking through yhe doldrums— YANKEES WIN!!!!!!

  54. henner October 28th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    damn it joe!

  55. mick October 28th, 2009 at 3:55 pm

    This philly team isn’t as good as last year’s.
    They had a healthy Hamels,Meyers and Moyers and a perfect Lidge.

  56. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Congratulations to today’s winners of postseason Guess the Line Up.

    zmaster!
    iiicollies
    Shawn
    Erin
    Rob in VT
    Fran
    Dave F
    Uncle E
    Hokiehill
    Andrew33
    BFarbs

    Today we had 11 out of 18 correct for percentage correct of 61.11%. Tune in tomorrow at 3pm for another thrilling round of postseason Guess the Line Up!

    (Updated standings to follow)

  57. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    THE PARK PUB IN NUTLEY NEW JERSEY HAS THE BEST CHEESESTEAKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  58. bon October 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    whoooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaaa ohhhhhhhhhhh we’re half way there ….whooooooooooooooaaaaaaaaaa ohhhhhhhhhhh livin on a prayer – Lets get this thing started !

  59. Kat October 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    FYI – the sun is out here in Queens! I am hoping its the same in the Bronx!

  60. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Hey!

    The first ever LoHud World Series game thread.

    Very cool.

    Cheesesteaks?

    How’s this for a novel idea?

    Use a higher quality cut of meat, a better cheese and put it on some real crusty French bread.

    The onions you could keep the same.

  61. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 3:57 pm

    Shocker lineup. Anyone who got it wrong should get a point deducted from their total.

    If Mitch Williams is unfamiliar with the Big Red Machine — just to name one example — he really has no business talking about baseball on television.

  62. stanzy October 28th, 2009 at 3:58 pm

    Pat’s cheesesteaks are awesome. Tony Luke’s – excellent. The rest – overrated.

  63. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    What is a Philly Whiz kid anyways?

    Isn’t that the stuff they put on their cheese steaks?

  64. vin October 28th, 2009 at 3:59 pm

    Nick,

    You’re just mad that you never guess correctly. How do you expect to win when you choose “Jeter, ARod and Matsui. Oh yeah, and Posada too.”

  65. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 28th, 2009 at 4:00 pm

    I thought Dr. Girardi would break up the lefties behind A-Rod given Cliff Lee’s proclivity, as well as the fact that he lost one of his pinch running toys and might not be so quick to yank Hideki from the game if he gets on in the late innings. But oh well, I think I’m now tied at the top of post season lineup guessing :(

  66. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    wiz is the cheese (same as cheese wiz)

  67. 427 October 28th, 2009 at 4:01 pm

    Someone on RLYB mentioned a report from Caroll (Baseball Prospectus?) that Robertson will require shoulder surgery. Has anyone heard anything about this?

  68. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 9 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 35 different winners. Here are the ones with 2 or more:

    We now have a tie for 1st!!!! Very exciting :-)

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 5 wins- 10/7, 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/22
    Fran- 5 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24, 10/28
    Upstate Kate – 4 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    Rob in VT – 4 wins -10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/28
    Vin – 4 wins – 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24
    Andrew33 – 3 wins – 10/19, 10/22, 10/28
    Blackaccord – 3 wins – 10/7, 10/16, 10/19
    Ed H – 3 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    NYY626 – 3 wins – 10/9, 10/19, 10/24
    Shawn- 3 wins- 10/16, 10/22, 10/28
    Arliss – 2 wins – 10/9, 10/22
    Christina -2 wins – 10/11, 10/19
    Dave F – 2 wins – 10/24, 10/28
    Doreen – 2 wins – 10/7, 10/11
    Frank from Chatham – 2 wins– 10/20,10/22
    Hokiehill -2 wins – 10/20, 10/28
    Iiicollies –2 wins – 10/22, 10/28
    KF – 2 wins – 10/11, 10/19

  69. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    when the rain washes you clean, you’ll know
    you will know

    Fries with Gravy UNDER THE O’NEILL BANNER!!!!!

  70. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    “wiz is the cheese (same as cheese wiz)”

    So the 1950 Philadelphia NL champs were the cheese kids?

  71. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Why do I feel the Philly fans are full of the same kind of confidence football Giants fans were filled with after going 5-0 against 2nd rate teams.

  72. upstate kate October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    Tomorrow will be the really interesting day for GTLU.
    Molina or Posada?

  73. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm

    henner
    October 28th, 2009 at 3:55 pm
    damn it joe!

    *****

    Sorry!!!! :-(

  74. vin October 28th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    427,

    RAB mentioned the link and commented on it:

    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....nts-19112/

  75. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    TONY LUKES
    JIMS
    PATS
    GENOS
    (Pats has been slipping lately)

  76. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:03 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    when the rain washes you clean, you’ll know
    you will know
    *****

    :-)

    And congratulations on your first GTLU win. I know it means so much to you.LOL

  77. TKinDC October 28th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    The game tonight should hopefully run at a quick pace – nice pitchers duel to kick off the drive for #27. Go Yanks!!!

  78. Bill from NJ October 28th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    427,

    But Robertson missed time with an elbow injury, not shoulder.

  79. DB October 28th, 2009 at 4:04 pm

    I’m starting to get that familiar knot in my stomach.

    Game time soon!

  80. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:03 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:02 pm
    when the rain washes you clean, you’ll know
    you will know
    *****

    And congratulations on your first GTLU win. I know it means so much to you.LOL

    Finally!

  81. Laura - Bring on PHI! October 28th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “when the rain washes you clean, you’ll know
    you will know”

    You’ve made me want to hear that song. I’m spoiling it up on my iPhone as we “speak”.

  82. 427 October 28th, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    “RAB mentioned the link and commented on it:”

    Thanks.

  83. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    The Phillies are not as good as last year. And when you face teams like the Dodgers, Rockies, Mets, and Marlins all year long your team is going to look like the best.

    The Phillies are now playing against the big boys- varsity.

    The AL is the Major leagues and the NL is the Minor leagues. And just because the Phillies are back in the World Series doesn’t mean they will win. Example: 1996 Braves, 2001 Yankees.

  84. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Erica, I don’t see my name listed in the standings. Is this just the 3:00 GTLU game standings? How about the 1:00 game for us special busers?

  85. Joe from Long Island October 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Well, time to leave for the game.

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  86. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    I don’t like Geno’s. Too chewy/rubbery.

  87. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    vin, I’ve been right every time! Sometimes more right than other times, of course.

    With all due respect to you cheesesteak experts, I have tried all of the big places and for my money the very best is Steve’s Prince of Steaks. It’s a little off the beaten path, so it doesn’t get the hype or tourist play that other gets, but there is none finer.

  88. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Ughhh….Not only did I miss GTLU but I was not on here when Christina said she had an extra ticket! Two strikes against me. :(

    Does anyone know if she managed to sell the ticket? I would totally go. Does anyone have a way to reach her since she is on the road?

  89. saucY October 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    no flash?

  90. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    The 1950??? (not sure of year but prob 1950) were nicknamed the CHEESE WIZ KIDS. Im assuming its because cheese wiz is what is used on the cheesesteaks and they are the Philadelphia Phillies

  91. upstate kate October 28th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    The Yankees are going to have to try to work the pitch count, otherwise they are not going to get Lee out of there. He is a horse like CC.

  92. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    ANyone ever have Bake Shark or Shark Bake???

    Trinidad Sandwich sounds looks AMAZING

  93. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    GENOs is way too commercialized now. Long line for a cheesesteak that is good but not GREAT!!

  94. gfd October 28th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Philly Cheesesteak will clog your arteries.
    People who eat them are commonly referred to as G and B,Gut and Butt!!

  95. 46fan October 28th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    Congrats to Suzyn !!!!!!!!

  96. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    HEY NICK-
    I have heard about Steves but never had them. I tried to find it once but failed miserably. Do you know what street its on??? I hears that they are AMAZING!

  97. Robbykid October 28th, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Yanks vs Lee-.294 batting average

  98. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    saucY: it’s pretty annoying isn’t it? I’ve been holding off on making a wager on the game until I had the Flash Points to consider, but they never got here.

    Maybe we’re just supposed to look up the Flash Points from October 2007?

  99. BFARBS October 28th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    im gonna be at the stadium tonight hopefully it stays dry. i cant wait- this is going to be the biggest thrill for me as a yankee fan. i started following the team in 2000 (when i was 7), and i dont remember ever being as excited as i am right now. the two best pitchers, the two best teams

    lets do it

  100. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    “With all due respect to you cheesesteak experts, I have tried all of the big places and for my money the very best is Steve’s Prince of Steaks. It’s a little off the beaten path, so it doesn’t get the hype or tourist play that other gets, but there is none finer.”

    Way too rubbery. I like the fries there though.

  101. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    nevermind nick I googled it. WOW thanks for the reminder!!! Im going to try it out this weekend!

  102. RS October 28th, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    The Phillies can be very dangerous, but I do think that they’re overrated. 92 wins last year and 93 this year is not exactly dominant. They were lucky they only had to get through the Rockies/Brewers, Dodgers, and Rays to be where they are today.

    In the AL, they would be the fourth best team behind the Yankees, Red Sox, and Angels, and I have no doubt that any one of those teams could have won the same games the Phillies won last postseason and this postseason.

  103. Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Beware of the Boys by Punjabi MC feat. Jay-Z
    ———————–

    sam, interesting and nice pick…

  104. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm

    Bronx Bombers Girl
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm
    Ughhh….Not only did I miss GTLU but I was not on here when Christina said she had an extra ticket! Two strikes against me.

    Does anyone know if she managed to sell the ticket? I would totally go. Does anyone have a way to reach her since she is on the road?

    *****

    I am not sure, she just left me a message but didn’t say if anyone took it or not. When I called her back, she didn’t answer

    Sorry about GTLU- Girardi leaked it early

  105. Laura - Bring on PHI! October 28th, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    “In the AL, they would be the fourth best team behind the Yankees, Red Sox, and Angels,”

    Well, that’s not exactly true, is it? They won 93 games against the NL. How many would they have won against the AL teams? My guess is less than 93.

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

    DT – OPPC member
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:06 pm
    Erica, I don’t see my name listed in the standings. Is this just the 3:00 GTLU game standings? How about the 1:00 game for us special busers?

    ****

    These are for the hardcore GTLU faithful. Not the people who just say “Derek Jeter”

  107. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    JasonR, we will have to agree to disagree about Steve’s.

  108. saucY October 28th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    i counted 3 comeback wins.

    i only count scores at the end of an inning.

    to call ALDS game 1 or ALCS game 2 comeback wins would be the equivelant of me bowling first, knocking only 4 pins down, but turning around and claiming that i’m winning to the other bowlers.

  109. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    “Well, that’s not exactly true, is it? They won 93 games against the NL. How many would they have won against the AL teams? My guess is less than 93.”

    I agree, if they were on the same level as the Yankees/Sox/Angels, they would have well over 100 wins.

    They’re a good team and could win the championship again, but people are making them out to be some kind of juggernaut and they’re not. It was hilarious to see all those “DYNASTY” signs after Game 5 of the NLCS. Although I guess 2 championships in a row does qualify as a dynasty in Philly, a city who’s most famous sportsman is a fictional character (Rocky Balboa).

  110. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:15 pm
    I am not sure, she just left me a message but didn’t say if anyone took it or not. When I called her back, she didn’t answer

    Sorry about GTLU- Girardi leaked it early
    **************

    Thanks Erica! :)

    If you somehow manage to speak with her, can you tell her there is a die-hard Yankee’s Bronx girl very interested…LOL I will try to keep sneaking on here for awhile! Thank you! :)

  111. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Wow, I can’t believe I actually had the correct lineup. I’m excited! :)

    Erica-my Sesame Street book came today-did you get yours yet?

  112. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Nick,

    Steve’s is great. Good call.

  113. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    “These are for the hardcore GTLU faithful. Not the people who just say “Derek Jeter””

    ouch that hurts. I got the abridged GTLU rules from Nick in SF.
    I said “how do you play this game? It’s so confusing!”
    Nick said “just name the top four Yankee players that come to mind”

    I didn’t even know what GTLU meant – then compassionate and kind Nick told me it stood for – “Gosh Trisha Likes Us!”

    It all made sense then…..

  114. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Erin
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:21 pm
    Wow, I can’t believe I actually had the correct lineup. I’m excited!

    Erica-my Sesame Street book came today-did you get yours yet?

    ******

    No, but amazon.com was finally kind enough to tell me it shipped. Is the book awesome?????

    Congrats on your first GTLU win :-)

  115. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Mr October,

    If you know the area, it’s about a mile north of Chickie’s and Pete’s on the right hand side. It’s almost across the street from the old Nabisco plant (I think it’s Kraft now).

  116. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:22 pm
    “These are for the hardcore GTLU faithful. Not the people who just say “Derek Jeter””

    ouch that hurts. I got the abridged GTLU rules from Nick in SF.
    I said “how do you play this game? It’s so confusing!”
    Nick said “just name the top four Yankee players that come to mind”

    I didn’t even know what GTLU meant – then compassionate and kind Nick told me it stood for – “Gosh Trisha Likes Us!”

    It all made sense then…..

    *******

    LOLOLOL!!!! :lol:

    Mistake #1- listening to Nick ;-)

    I know GTLU is very confusing and I do have like a billion rules, but I do take the time to list all of them when I introduce the game daily. And since I hosted 27 rounds of regular season GTLU (again a sign???) and now 9 rounds of postseason, I’d have thought you would have gotten the hang of it by now. :-)

    (Yes, I know you are messing with me)

  117. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:25 pm

    I wore my butterfly rain coat to work today. I got made fun of. LOL

  118. DB October 28th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    The 1950??? (not sure of year but prob 1950) were nicknamed the CHEESE WIZ KIDS. Im assuming its because cheese wiz is what is used on the cheesesteaks and they are the Philadelphia Phillies

    Actually, it also fit with the average age of the team, 26. Thus the kids part. The Journal News had a nice story on that series in today’s paper. Definitely a good read.

    They didn’t mention anything about cheeze wiz kids though. It just said they were known as the Wiz Kids.

  119. Sam Borden October 28th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Guys, for those who asked: We weren’t able to do Flash Points with Flaherty today because of a scheduling conflict. It’ll be back tomorrow and the rest of the series.

  120. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    DT, you got the tense wrong. Liked. Not ‘likes’. Liked.

    I was confused too, I thought it stood for Guess The Lucky Uniform.

  121. Joe October 28th, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    ANXIETY is starting to creep in badly!!!

  122. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    Erica-the book is incredible. It’s huge and there is so much in it! You can get lost in it.

  123. upstate kate October 28th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Thanks Sam, for bringing back Flash.

  124. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Erica,

    I am very excited that I am now tied for 1st in GTLU. Now the pressure is on ;)

    Rain has stopped and the sun is out in Queens. Let’s go Yankees!

  125. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Erin
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:29 pm
    Erica-the book is incredible. It’s huge and there is so much in it! You can get lost in it.

    ******

    Did you ever see the book Sesame Street Unleased? That book was great. Is this one even better?? LOL

  126. DB October 28th, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    Erica and Erin,

    Hopefully the book has Emit Otters Jug Band Christmas in it. Probably before your time, but a fantastic special. It had to be 30 years ago.

  127. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    DB
    Interesting im going to have look at that paper. Its pretty crazy that their average was 26! Thanks for the info!

  128. saucY October 28th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Thanks Sam

  129. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    Hey RS, has anyone mentioned that the Phillies wouldn’t even have made the playoffs this year if they had played in AL East instead of the NL East?

  130. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Did you ever see the book Sesame Street Unleased? That book was great. Is this one even better?? LOL

    ********************
    No, I’m not familiar with that book. :( I think you’ll really like this one though.

    I was so excited-on the back cover there’s a little picture of Guy Smiley. I always loved him. I remember a few years ago TV Guide listed the top 10 game show hosts of all time, and he made the list. LOL

  131. pat October 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Alex and Cisco taking infield

    http://twitpic.com/nas93

  132. Chad D October 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    In other news, Mitch Williams was seen searching the seats of the skydome looking for Joe Carter’s HR ball.

  133. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    And I hope that idiot Rollins keeps on talking like that fool Torii Hunter. And when it is all said and done the Phillies will be leaving the Bronx with their tails between their legs.

  134. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    Fran (the original) and OPPC member
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:30 pm
    Erica,

    I am very excited that I am now tied for 1st in GTLU. Now the pressure is on

    Rain has stopped and the sun is out in Queens. Let’s go Yankees!

    ********

    I like the competition. :-)

    I am so kicking myself now for not going when I had the opportunity. But my luck if I had gone it would have been a downpour all night

  135. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    DB
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Erica and Erin,

    Hopefully the book has Emit Otters Jug Band Christmas in it. Probably before your time, but a fantastic special. It had to be 30 years ago.

    I brought it up to these yougins last week – they hadn’t heard. A true Classic.

    Golly, you got mashed potatoes?

  136. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    DB
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Erica and Erin,

    Hopefully the book has Emit Otters Jug Band Christmas in it. Probably before your time, but a fantastic special. It had to be 30 years ago.

    **************
    It doesn’t-this is purely Sesame Street. I’m really curious about Emmit Otter though. I’m going to see if I can find a copy this Christmas.

  137. MR.OCTOBER October 28th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    COUNTRY CLUB-
    Thanks I am heading to Philly this weekend. I am going to try to get over there and try them out.

  138. El duque October 28th, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Quote:Philly cheesesteak: Awesome or overrated?

    OVERRATED “! I came all the way from Germany to try in Downtown Philly! It was nothing special!

    GO NYY!!

  139. Vrsce October 28th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    At the risk of showing ignorance, what does OPPC stand for and why does it only have female members?

  140. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Erin-

    Here is the book I was talking about. It’s called Unpaved. No idea why I said Unleashed. It seems to be out of print now.

    Guy Smiley does not get enough credit. LOL

    http://www.amazon.com/Sesame-S.....32_rsrssi0

  141. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Mitch Williams just said Cocoa Puffs is the greatest breakfast cereal of all time. He’s cuckoo for them.

  142. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Erica-I almost forgot: in the “guest star” section of the book they have pictures of Joe Torre and Dave Winfield’s visit to the street (separately of course) LOL

  143. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    The Ghost
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    Mitch Williams just said Cocoa Puffs is the greatest breakfast cereal of all time. He’s cuckoo for them.

    *****

    I am inclined to agree. The only cereal that could be even considered nearly as great is Lucky Charms. Cause they are magically delicious

  144. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Erin
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    Erica-I almost forgot: in the “guest star” section of the book they have pictures of Joe Torre and Dave Winfield’s visit to the street (separately of course) LOL

    *****

    Some magazine I get had pics of Hugh Jackman and Jake Gyllenhall with Elmo. Elmo makes those guys even better looking!

  145. Lori October 28th, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    pat- is that pic today? No bunting on the stadium?

  146. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Vrsce
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:39 pm
    At the risk of showing ignorance, what does OPPC stand for and why does it only have female members?

    ******

    DT is OPPC and he is male. You are male right DT????

    Official Positive Posters Club

  147. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Erica-thanks for the link. That book looks really good. I love the cover!

  148. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    Kermit was the only “muppett” in it but…

    “The original special was hosted by Kermit the Frog; however, later releases edited out the frog’s narration due to legal issues. While The Jim Henson Company retained ownership of Emmet Otter’s Jug-Band Christmas, the company sold the rights to the Muppets (including Kermit) to the Walt Disney Company in 2004.”

  149. Bill from NJ October 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    So Girardi still doesn’t get it with regards to Molina/AJ.

  150. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Erin
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Erica-thanks for the link. That book looks really good. I love the cover!

    *****

    Yeah, the book is amazing. Some guy gave it to me once as a gift. The book was a keeper!

  151. DB October 28th, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    I know Uncle E, I remember the comment. :)

    I’m just glad mom got the guitar with the mother of pearl in-lay….

    Here you go girls…maybe it’ll bring back some memories. It was put out in 1977. One of the single best years I’ve been on this planet. Although, I was only 5…I just have a lot of great memories from that year for some reason.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0075988/

  152. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    DB
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Erica and Erin,

    Hopefully the book has Emit Otters Jug Band Christmas in it. Probably before your time, but a fantastic special. It had to be 30 years ago.

    *****

    I have the Muppet Show Season 1 on DVD. Would they be on there?

  153. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    Bill from NJ: please explain.

  154. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Kermit was the only “muppett” in it but…

    ***************
    Thanks for the info! Knowing Kermit’s in it makes it that much more appealing.

  155. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Liked…. Likes….. One single letter changes everything Nick. I’m crushed.
    How could that Adorable Heart not love me. I’m stumped. Again.

    I think technically all the line-ups guesses are wrong, since they don’t include the pitcher. Maybe there should be a special “Guess Your Pitchers” game. GYP for short.

  156. arti October 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    Let’s go Yankees

  157. Mike R October 28th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Philly cheesesteaks: Overrated

    I’ve been living in Philly for a few years now and have tried cheesesteaks from pretty much all the notables (Pats, Genos, Jims, Tony Lukes). None of those are anything special at all except for overrated tourist traps.

    I will say that Steve’s Prince of Steaks on Bustleton, and John’s Roast Pork on Snyder are awesome.

  158. Bill from NJ October 28th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    The 4:27pm Update:

    • Girardi said he hasn’t ruled out using Posada to catch Burnett, but it sounds like he’s leaning more toward sticking with Molina. “It’s something that we’ll discuss,” he said. “But as I’ve said all along, it’s worked pretty well. And in the course of the season you go with two catchers all the time. I’m still comfortable using Molina, and if I have to, pinch hit Jorge.”

  159. Pel October 28th, 2009 at 4:47 pm

    Brian Cashman with Mike Francesa:

    http://bit.ly/HEXeS

  160. Bob in SD October 28th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    Good posts – but I think ‘I’m not a talker’ is from the best man speech in Old School, not from Wedding Crashers.

  161. Brian October 28th, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I think “I’m not a talker” is from Old School, no?

  162. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Bill: thanks. Sometimes I forget to look up top for updates.

    DT: Lack of like does not necessarily mean lack of love. It’s a thin line, as they say.

  163. Sigmund October 28th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    Oh, the suspense!

    Killing me because there’s only one correct prediction: Nobody knows who’s going to win.

    That said: Go, go, go, go, go Yanks!

  164. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 4:49 pm

    CONGRATULATIONS: Kudos to WCBS’s Suzyn Waldman, who becomes the first woman radio announcer to call World Series action.

    ————————————————————–

    Hey let’s not forget John Sterling who will be the first blind-man servant to call World Series action.

  165. henner October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    old school

  166. Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Bob and Brian you are correct, the blog leaders confused their Vince Vaughn comedies, an easy thing to do because he pretty much plays the same character in every movie at this point.

  167. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Funny Joe Torre story:

    Last week Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold were filming a scene together for Sly’s new movie. Willis and Arnold are only in one scene, but it’s the first time the 3 have been in a movie together, so some people are making a big deal out of it.

    Anyway, they filmed it in a church. The only people there were the techs and 1 or 2 personal assistant type people for the 3 stars AND Joe Torre. I’m not sure who Torre was buddy, buddy with to get in there. But that’s pretty funny.

    http://ethelmae.wordpress.com/2009/10/25/wow/

  168. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Erin
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:46 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:42 pm
    Kermit was the only “muppett” in it but…

    ***************
    Thanks for the info! Knowing Kermit’s in it makes it that much more appealing.

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

  169. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    “DT is OPPC and he is male. You are male right DT????
    Official Positive Posters Club”

    Yes I am. I’ve been a male my entire life.
    Unless you count the time I dressed up as the Statue of Liberty for Halloween.
    It was a patriotic era. I was only 5. I won a prize! I am NOT ashamed. It was not a dress, it was a robe, dammit.

  170. RayVT October 28th, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Philly fans will eat their own!! They remind of Red Sox fans without the class!! LOL! And that is bad! They booed Santa Claus & a crippled child! Truly a disgusting bunch!

  171. Mike R October 28th, 2009 at 4:53 pm

    “Bronx Jeers
    October 28th, 2009 at 3:56 pm

    Cheesesteaks?
    How’s this for a novel idea?
    Use a higher quality cut of meat, a better cheese and put it on some real crusty French bread.
    The onions you could keep the same.”

    There’s this place in South Wilkes-Barre, PA called the Barney Inn. They make the most incredible Delmonico Cheesesteak I’ve ever tried in my life. If you ever catch a SWB Yankees game, and don’t mind driving 25 minutes for a meal, the Barney Inn is excellent.

  172. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    “DT is OPPC and he is male. You are male right DT????
    Official Positive Posters Club”

    Yes I am. I’ve been a male my entire life.
    Unless you count the time I dressed up as the Statue of Liberty for Halloween.
    It was a patriotic era. I was only 5. I won a prize! I am NOT ashamed. It was not a dress, it was a robe, dammit.

    *******

    There is no shame in that. I was Ernie for Halloween when i was 3. I am pretty sure I am not an orange muppet

  173. CountryClub October 28th, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    I’m not a talker is from Old School. Funny flick.

  174. MaineYankee October 28th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    RayVT
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:52 pm
    Philly fans will eat their own!! They remind of Red Sox fans without the class!! LOL! And that is bad! They booed Santa Claus & a crippled child! Truly a disgusting bunch!

    ——————————————

    First time I’ve heard RS fan and class together. :lol:

    Maybe classless.

  175. no.27 October 28th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Cheesesteaks are not overrated. The best place to get a cheesesteak is in Philly at a place called John’s Roast Pork. It’s off of Columbus Blvd. on Snyder Ave. in Philadelphia. It’s only open from like 6am-2:30pm, and I’m pretty sure it’s only open Monday-Friday, but it’s without a doubt the best cheesesteak you can find.

  176. Andy October 28th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    ***Does anyone know if they are going to put the bunting up around the stadium? Or has is it been up this whole postseason and I haven’t noticed it?

    Thanks

  177. Frankie D October 28th, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    Yup, “I’m not a talker” is from ‘Old School’, during the best man speech taken over from a drunk Luke Wilson by Vince Vaughn, which would explain why there may be some confusion with ‘Wedding Crashers,’ since he is in both movies.

  178. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:44 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:37 pm
    DB
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
    Erica and Erin,

    Hopefully the book has Emit Otters Jug Band Christmas in it. Probably before your time, but a fantastic special. It had to be 30 years ago.

    *****

    I have the Muppet Show Season 1 on DVD. Would they be on there?

    ————————————————————

    Other than Kermit riding his bike down to Frogtown and being harassed by the Riverbottom Boys, that was the only “Muppet” in the movie. They never appeared on the Muppet show.

  179. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    CountryClub
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    Funny Joe Torre story:

    Last week Stallone, Bruce Willis and Arnold were filming a scene together for Sly’s new movie. Willis and Arnold are only in one scene, but it’s the first time the 3 have been in a movie together, so some people are making a big deal out of it.

    Anyway, they filmed it in a church. The only people there were the techs and 1 or 2 personal assistant type people for the 3 stars AND Joe Torre. I’m not sure who Torre was buddy, buddy with to get in there. But that’s pretty funny.

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

    It’s really weird to think of Torre on a movie set! :D

  180. Mike R October 28th, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    no. 27,

    I’m glad to hear someone else knows about John’s. That place and Steves are my favorites by far.

    The places most people associate with the Philly steak are Jims, Tony Lukes, Pats, and Genos. I think all of those are overrated.

  181. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    “There is no shame in that. I was Ernie for Halloween when i was 3. I am pretty sure I am not an orange muppet.”

    I grew out of the Statue of Liberty phase…. Halloween is a time for scary costumes.
    Monsters, Ghosts, Red Sox uniforms, Ugly witches…. then there are these guys…

    As Brando would say…. ah.. the horror…

    http://tinyurl.com/ygnwt6p

  182. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing)
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:50 pm
    Erin and Erica
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v…..re=related

    *****************
    One of the comments on you tube says Kermit was edited out of the DVD. :(

  183. no.27 October 28th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Mike R,

    Didn’t see your post before. You are right about John’s Roast Pork. They put more cheese on than anywhere else and melt it into the steak so each bite is perfect. They also use good Italian bread w/ sesame seeds.

  184. eric October 28th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    sweeeeeeeeeeeeep

  185. RayVT October 28th, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    MaineYankee
    October 28th, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    In Comparison to Philly, the RSox are classy! It is that bad! They are a city of wantabees! Never quite being! Never quite living up to anything and always disparging! Some of the coldest people I know are from there. Very sad city!

  186. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    If I ever get back to Philly, I will surely put John’s on my itinerary. Thanks to those who recommended it.

    Abner’s is not awful IF you are stuck near the Penn campus and don’t mind a food-court atmosphere cheesesteak. Otherwise, don’t.

  187. Stan October 28th, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Little is mentioned of David Robertson. Is he healthy or a best kept secret out of the bullpen ?

  188. Wave Your Hat October 28th, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    For a day or two after Game 5 of the ALCS I foolishly allowed myself to hope that Girardi would admit he’d been wrong starting Molina. But I soon realized Girardi was too committed to the pairing to change his mind based on one game.

    Trading Posada for Molina in two games gives away a big slice, if not all, of the offensive advantage the Yanks have over the Phils for those games.

    We got away with it in the ALDS and the ALCS. I guess our luck can continue to hold, but I have always felt you shouldn’t tempt fate. Oh well.

  189. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    For those Muppet groupies, here’s some outtakes from Emmet Otter’s Jugband Christmas.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8dzWJtME3Q

  190. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    The Phillies are going down. And the media can say whatever they want. I can’t wait to see the Philly fans tearing up Philly after there team goes down in flames.

  191. iiicollies October 28th, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    D Rob is going to be Joe’s secret weapon

  192. no.27 October 28th, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    “If I ever get back to Philly, I will surely put John’s on my itinerary. Thanks to those who recommended it.

    Abner’s is not awful IF you are stuck near the Penn campus and don’t mind a food-court atmosphere cheesesteak. Otherwise, don’t.”

    I went to Drexel, which is even closer to Abner’s than UPenn. I wasn’t a fan of the cheesesteaks, but they had a strip club down stairs that had a lunch special where if you went in during lunch and paid the cover, you got a free cheesesteak from Abners.

    I never took them up on that special… I wouldn’t even want to sit down in that place, let alone eat something.

  193. Vrsce October 28th, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    “For a day or two after Game 5 of the ALCS I foolishly allowed myself to hope that Girardi would admit he’d been wrong starting Molina”
    ==============================

    That is a very arrogant statement. Girardi should admit he was wrong because of your informed opinion.

    Get a grip.

  194. GGBG (Magic Number: reset to 4) October 28th, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    I am so pumped for this Series I can’t even take it. I want #27 so bad…I want the parade. Canyon of Heroes. City Hall. I want the commerative hoodie, t-shirt, DVD collection. Take me back to Tex hitting .180 in April all the way through the last out of the WS.

    I WANT IT ALL!

    (and I want it now!)

  195. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Stan: secret weapon :)

  196. TB October 28th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Is there anything better than Jeter coming to dish to Empire State of Mind?

    LET’S HEAR IT FOR NY!

  197. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    “I just saw another comparison where they rated Ruiz over Posada. I just find that mind boggling. Their offensive numbers aren’t even close. Posada has multiple WS rings and they think that Ruiz is better? Wow. Who have they been talking to? AJ Burnett?”
    ———————————————————-

    I heard that from a commentator on XM radio. Ruiz sets up and frames the pitch before the pitcher starts his motion, something Posada doesn’t do, perhaps as to not tip the batter who might sneak a peek as to where the pitch will be going.

  198. Wave Your Hat October 28th, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    “That is a very arrogant statement. Girardi should admit he was wrong because of your informed opinion.

    Get a grip.”

    The problem with America is the decline in reading comprehension.

  199. Kevin October 28th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    What are the odds for a Yankee sweep?

    The general consensus of the media seems to be Yankees in 6. I don’t see that though. If CC gets it done today, I don’t see any of the pitchers for the Philadelphia getting it done.

    I say we go for the sweep.

  200. vb03 October 28th, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    Kevin October 28th, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    What are the odds for a Yankee sweep?

    The general consensus of the media seems to be Yankees in 6. I don’t see that though. If CC gets it done today, I don’t see any of the pitchers for the Philadelphia getting it done.

    I say we go for the sweep.

    ————————-

    If this lineup doesn’t hit with RISP, doesn’t matter if its Kei Igawa pitching for the Phillies…

  201. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Strip club downstairs from Abners??? I have my names mixed up, I’m talking about a place that’s in a little food court that is directly across the street from the Penn campus, I think a few blocks from Drexel. I don’t think this place even had a downstairs — the food court was street level.

    I just went to Abner’s website and that’s definitely not the place I’m talking about. Maybe Abner’s also has a little space in the foot court or maybe it’s something else altogether.

  202. Wave Your Hat October 28th, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Yankee Trader-

    Commentators like to overvalue the worth of the catcher who plays better defense.

    Ruiz is better defensively than Jorge. But the value of Ruiz’ defense is swamped by the value of Jorge’s offense.

    Having been through the great Posada-Molina debate here on LoHud all year, most of us realize that.

  203. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    “What are the odds for a Yankee sweep?

    The general consensus of the media seems to be Yankees in 6. I don’t see that though. If CC gets it done today, I don’t see any of the pitchers for the Philadelphia getting it done.

    I say we go for the sweep.”

    Well, let’s win Game 1 first.

    But I will say if Burnett has a good game and Pedro doesn’t, then the odds look pretty good. I certainly trust Pettitte more than Hamels at this point.

  204. no.27 October 28th, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Abner’s is on 38th, near chili’s. there was a strip club called wizzard’s on the corner. not sure if there was an abner’s right on penn’s campus too.

  205. Doreen October 28th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Go CC!
    Go Yankees!

    Tonight the Yankees are playing the first game of the 2009 World Series. :)

    I’m just really so happy about that. It has been a long time and I want to enjoy this. I want to try not to get so tangled up in knots on every pitch. Just enjoy.

    Someone will win, someone will lose. Winning is definitely better, but, at least they have the chance. I can’t see them playing any differently than they have over the last 171 games. So, I am quiety confident that at the end of it all, the Yankees will be the last team standing. But I’m ready for a fight from the Phillies – a tough team that also doesn’t give up or give in.

    On the one hand, it feels like spring training was just a few weeks ago. And then I look out my window and see golden leaves on the ground and in the trees and I feel the cold, raw air that forces me to put on a jacket. It’s definitely autumn. It’s definitely World Series time. It’s been a great season so far, hasn’t it guys?

  206. Scared of the Wall October 28th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Francesa is adamant that Joba has moved ahead of Hughes in the bullpen although Girardi said the other day it was because of matchups… I can’t stand this clown.

  207. iiicollies October 28th, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    Nick

    How was the traffic in SF today?

    Seems like the bridge is going to be closed longer than expected

  208. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    “Someone will win, someone will lose.”

    Someone is born to sing the blues.

  209. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Our offense and bullpen did not play up to its full potential against the Angels. If they do a sweep is possible, but I’d rather just focus on game one right now!

  210. Laura - Bring on PHI! October 28th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Is the PHI lineup a secret? It’s two hours ’til game time.

  211. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I haven’t driven anywhere today that would be too affected by the bridge problems. I’m probably going to drive over the Golden Gate Bridge to watch in Marin tonight. Thanks for the reminder, I’ll have to leave earlier!

  212. Laura - Bring on PHI! October 28th, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    “Our offense and bullpen did not play up to its full potential against the Angels. ”

    Which means that they are due to breakout.

  213. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Do we have our game faces on?

  214. iiicollies October 28th, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    PHI lineup is on MLB.com

  215. Clay Buchholz Loves Laptops October 28th, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Big series for Teixeira!

  216. Tom Hagen October 28th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    “I’m not a talker” in the kind of tone that reminded many of us of the same line from the movie “Wedding Crashers.” Classic line, classic flick.

    Wedding Crashers? That’s Old School….get it right newbie.

  217. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    John’s Roast Pork?

    That just sounds so right.

    Do they sell Cuban sandwiches?

    I’ll take that over a cheesesteak.

  218. iiicollies October 28th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Laura

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/boxsco.....b_nyamlb_1

  219. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    GTPLU:

    Rollins SS
    Victorino CF
    Utley 2B
    Howard 1B
    Werth RF
    Ibanez DH
    Feliz 3B
    Francisco LF
    Ruiz C

  220. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 28th, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    For the past 5 or 6 years the only team other than the Yankees I have even followed remotely has been the Red Sox. During this time I always liked to think the fans from Boston were the least classy and intelligent in baseball.

    However, as this postseason has progressed and the Yankees got into the ALCS, I started checking out some Angels blogs and message boards. As many of us know who have checked out the blog Halos Heaven, Angels fans whine and complain about everything and are incredibly delusional at times.

    Now, I have started to check out some Phillies blogs and message boards. These people honestly think Carlos Ruiz is better than Posada, Jimmy “298 OBP” Rollins is even with Jeter, Pedro has the slight edge over Burnett, among other ridiculous things like calling themselves a dynasty

    So, I have come to this conclusion. Boston fans are actually incredibly intelligent compared to these people. Are all fans utter morons outside of NY and Boston?

  221. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins)

    YES!

  222. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Phillies lineup just posted Francisco before Feliz. I Lose!!

  223. PJH October 28th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    If we win tonight we could have a very good chance at going to Philly up 2-0. Pedro Martinez was once one of the most dominant pitchers in history and we beat him then. Yankees in 5.

  224. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    RISP average is getting better as the postseason moves along. The Yankees faced better pitching than the Phillies.

    The Phillies have faced Padilla, and Wolf. Anyone can hit those guys. If the Yankees faced them it would be a blow out. The Phillies are being hyped up too much.

  225. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    If the Yankees faced Padilla and Wolf it would be a blow out.

  226. Stan October 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Erin :

    I want to see you be 200% correct.

  227. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    Pedro sez: he loves the NY fan.

  228. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    “So, I have come to this conclusion. Boston fans are actually incredibly intelligent compared to these people. Are all fans utter morons outside of NY and Boston?”
    ————————————————-

    LOL. Well that’s certainly offensive. Born and raised in Pennsylvania and attended school in Philly, but have been a diehard Yankee fan always.

  229. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    No matter what the fans will say, Pedro and Manny are rock stars.

  230. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Pedro sez:
    The media has uses and abused me.

  231. pat October 28th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Pedro taking the media to task for being mean to him.

  232. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Stan
    October 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    Erin :

    I want to see you be 200% correct.

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

    LOL. I’ll try! :D

  233. NYY626 October 28th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Just because we are hating on the Philly fans right now doesn’t mean we should go crazy and start calling the Bostonians intelligent ;)

    Anways, I’m off to watch the game with some friends. Enjoy everyone! Go Yankees!

  234. RalphieD (OPPC) October 28th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    pedro is such a damn crybaby/whiner…does he expect yankee fans to love him and cheer…whats his problem?…

  235. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Pedro:
    I am a human being.

  236. saucY October 28th, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    enough ‘work’ for me… go yankees!!! :D

  237. Laura - Bring on PHI! October 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    “Pedro taking the media to task for being mean to him.”

    Has he apologized to the media for the Jeri Curl he used to wear? That was mean to them. :P

  238. E-gawa October 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Leave Pedro alone.

    He’s already admitted the Yankees are his daddy.

  239. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Pedro said that he couldn’t wait to hear “whose your daddy,” from Yankee fans, that it will fire him up.

    Maybe Yankee fans should should just yell “Go Pedro,” to throw him off!

  240. iiicollies October 28th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Laura

    You do have the PHI lineup now, right?

  241. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Funny. Pedro,

    Talk a little about the Zimmer incident.

  242. Laura - Bring on PHI! October 28th, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    “You do have the PHI lineup now, right?”

    Yes, I see it now. Thanks.

  243. Trevor October 28th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    “Has he apologized to the media for the Jeri Curl he use to wear?”

    He still has them.
    Someone should tell him the 80′s want their hair doo back.

  244. Nick in SF October 28th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Pedro is just laying the groundwork for a parental abuse lawsuit.

  245. Scared of the Wall October 28th, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Pedro trying to elicit sympathy over the whole Karim Garcia incident and blaming the media for the way he was portrayed. Was it the media’s fault that he took down Don Zimmer?

  246. RS October 28th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I think the fans should reserve “Who’s your daddy?” until after the Yankees score a run off Pedro.

  247. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I have to say that I am so pleased that Girardi went with the move that made the most sense for the Yankees toward the end of the season and into the postseason and that is having Molina catch Burnett. Actually the thing that I find most interesting is that the only place I have read any kind of disagreement with Girardi’s decision is here! Just about everyone in the baseball world (I say that as opposed to saying “everyone” only because I haven’t heard everyone in the baseball world – that would be kind of hard. But everyone I’ve heard speak on it) including former major league players, have agreed with the decision.

    What happens in the NL Park remains to be seen.

  248. baseballfab October 28th, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Incredible interview. Wow.

  249. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    is the interview ever going to end?

  250. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Here is the latest chart update. You have until first pitch to give (or change) your prediction.

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

    Something Josh did made me think that another contest would be fun. It’s called name the MVP. I already have Josh’s guess. I thought of adding it to the chart and making it worth 25 points but unless everyone on the chart had a chance at it, it wouldn’t really be fair.

    If you want to participate, let me know. Just put my name in the post so I see your guess. Since I don’t believe we are going to get any great information from tonight’s game, I will give everyone until tomorrow night’s first pitch to choose their MVP.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  251. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    “Pedro trying to elicit sympathy over the whole Karim Garcia incident and blaming the media for the way he was portrayed. Was it the media’s fault that he took down Don Zimmer?”

    Pedro has always been a headhunter. Like Clemens, it was part of his aura. It’s one of the reasons why Yankee fans and players hated him, but it’s also a reason why he was great. He was intimidating, no one can deny that.

    I don’t really understand why this press conference ended up being so emotional. Maybe he realizes this series might be the end of the road for him.

  252. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Pedro uses the media, then curses them.

    Called himself the most influential player to ever play at Yankee Stadium.

  253. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Trisha

    Yankees in 6.

    MVP: Alex Rodriguez

  254. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Pedro trying to do a reverse psychology on Yankees fans with the “Who’s Your Daddy” chant, he said it fires him up…yeah right!

  255. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    JasonR

    He wants to be a Yankee! Is hurt we never pursued him.

  256. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    If you all remember, Pedro was so jonesing to play for the Yanks after he left beantown. I almost feel a little sorry for him because he never got a bite.

  257. iiicollies October 28th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Trish

    Yankees in 6, Jeter MVP

  258. Robbykid October 28th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    Yankees in 6

    MVP: Tex

  259. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    trisha

    great minds think alike.

  260. mick October 28th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Pedro sez:

    He loved 60,000 people calling his name.

    Can’t wait to hear it tomorrow.

  261. Peter from Paris October 28th, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Hey y’all. Wanted to know if anyone subscribed to MLB.com’s MLB.TV package offer ? Can you actually watch the whole game live on it ? The language used on the site is somewhat… ambiguous.
    Suggestions on bars showing the games in Paris are also welcome.
    Oh, and : let’s go Yankees !

  262. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    So some PHI fan offered up sex for World Series tickets? I don’t even know what to say about that.

  263. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    1 hour and 59 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!!!!

  264. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees…Clap, Clap, Clap-clap-clap

  265. DB October 28th, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Pedro head hunted Soriano and Jeter, sending both to the hospital in one day and took down a 70 year old man beloved to the franchise. So, we are supposed to be grateful he is gracing our Stadium with his presence?

    Yeah, Dominican ball players might revere this guy as a God, but he is clearly delusional to the rest of the world.

  266. Mark in Tampa October 28th, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    “Former US Army Ranger Keni Thomas will perform the National Anthem”

    Wow, small world. We served in the same unit in the 90′s. He was in B co. as depicted in “Blackhawk Down” in Somalia, I was in A co. I didn’t even know he can sing. Hopefully he does a great job.

  267. DB October 28th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    Peter from Paris,

    I was curious to the same thing. It says it’s an augment to the game. I was very interested in it until I thought it might have blackout restrictions.

  268. randy l. October 28th, 2009 at 6:08 pm

    “I have to say that I am so pleased that Girardi went with the move that made the most sense for the Yankees toward the end of the season and into the postseason and that is having Molina catch Burnett.”

    burnett has a 4.42 era in the postseason.

    you did see burnett pitch the last game didn’t you?

    one more bad start and he may not get another one.

  269. Ken in Bklyn October 28th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Yankees in 5

  270. m October 28th, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    Did I miss the fireworks? It’s killing me that Pedro is relevant again and holding court at Yankee Stadium.

    If we chase him early, that’ll make me feel better about the whole thing though.

  271. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    christina, ur alive?

  272. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    zmaster!
    October 28th, 2009 at 6:11 pm
    christina, ur alive?

    *****

    I haven’t heard from her again. When I last heard from her 4ish she was en route to the Stadium (she comes from upstate)

  273. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Let’s go Yankees-win it in 6

  274. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Vader
    October 28th, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    Let’s Go Yankees…Clap, Clap, Clap-clap-clap

    ****
    clap clap clap

  275. no.27 October 28th, 2009 at 6:14 pm

    Jeers,

    no cuban sandwiches, but they make a bruschetta cheesesteak w/ sharp provolone that is great. i usually have a bruschetta there and bring a regular home for dinner. i’m not nearly as fat as i sound.

  276. Woland October 28th, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Pedro is a piece of garbage, despite the fact that he makes reference to God every chance he gets. I bet Miguel Cabrera does too. I want so badly to see them crush and humiliate him AGAIN at the stadium. I want them to end his career.

  277. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    erica,its not ur headache.. but I’m in no mans land.. I am getting the ticket not getting the ticket.. I emailed her actually a couple of times..
    we shall c

  278. pat October 28th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Say what you will about Pedro but he said what 90% of the athletes who play in NY would like to say to the media at some point in their career but don’t.

  279. Dave F October 28th, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    Trisha,

    MVP: Alex Rodriguez

    Thanks

  280. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    If the two batters on each side of Rodriguez don’t hit, there’s very little chance of Rodriguez seeing enough pitches to do any damage.

  281. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 6:27 pm

    Jeers,

    no cuban sandwiches, but they make a bruschetta cheesesteak w/ sharp provolone that is great. i usually have a bruschetta there and bring a regular home for dinner. i’m not nearly as fat as i sound.

    ————————————————————–

    Sounds great. They must make something with roast pork no?

    Roast pork is an extremely underrated meat IMO.

    It’s so good it should be the official underrated meat of The New York Yankees.

  282. vin October 28th, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    Trisha,

    you already have my Yanks in 6 prediction…

    My MVP will be Mr. Mariano Rivera.

    I foresee a John Wetteland type performance from the great one.

  283. Shawn October 28th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    Ohhhhh, so that’s what OPPC stands for haha. Maybe one day I can join that club!

    Go Yankees!!!

  284. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    I love that in 4 of the first 5 MVP predictions, we got 4 different Yankees. What a wonderful statement that is on the strength of our Yankees!

    :)

  285. Erin October 28th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Trisha

    Yankees in 5

    MVP: Mariano Rivera

    Thanks :)

  286. haiku-man October 28th, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Pedro is a lover of violence,he’s on youtube fighting chickens
    for sport,in a ring.If you look it up use the word for chickens,that sounds like (R)OCK that starts with a C.The filters won’t post it here.

  287. indy42 October 28th, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Jeter
    Damon
    Tex
    A-Rod
    Posada
    Matsui
    Cano
    Swisher
    Cabrera

  288. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Got all your predictions. I’ll just keep adding them as you give them to me.

    Remember, WS predictions end at first pitch. MVP predictions end first pitch 2nd game.

  289. jake {win it for the boss} October 28th, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Let’s go guys!!!! hour and 20 till game time…let’s hope the stadium is SHAKING

  290. randy l. October 28th, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    gb7-
    it would be great if alex gets some help from someone else getting hot.

    but if alex takes his walks and keeps the line moving, he’ll still help the team.

    i agree though that posada, matsui , and cano really need to step it up if alex gets pitched around.

    to me , this game is the key to the series. if sabathia throws a good game and the yankees win it sets up burnett doing well.

    if sabathia loses, burnett doesn’t inspire confidence as a stopper.
    so tonight is huge.

  291. melissa October 28th, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    haiku-man, i am not defending Pedro but he was invited by his idol to a chicken fighting match. something of a culture in DR. you can’t say that is him being violent. then all americans who go hunting are violent because they are all killing animals.

  292. melissa October 28th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Yankees in 6
    MVP- Alex Rodriguez

  293. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    world series baseball…here we go! i’m so excited!

  294. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    trisha–did you get mine?

  295. amber October 28th, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Trish,

    Yankees in 5
    MVP: Jeter

    Thanks

  296. Fran (the original) and OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Hi Trisha,

    My MVP choice is Derek.

  297. Bronxie Brenda October 28th, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    I’ve said my prayers to Our Lady of the Bronx. The rest is up to the 25 Yankees.

  298. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Hey trisha, i want to add that my mvp is Arod.

  299. djsunyc October 28th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    WIN IT FOR THE LOHUD BLOG!!!

  300. Vinny October 28th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES!!

  301. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    I keep thinking the mvp’ll be robby. but i’m thinking arod has more of a chance.

  302. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    yankees in 5
    jeter mvp

  303. m October 28th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    Anyone got a feel for what kind of game this is going to be? Low scoring, slugfest, blowout, extra-innings?

    Yeah, me neither.

  304. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    pedro is a joke.

  305. DW October 28th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    I have no gut feeling either, m. I’m hoping for the best though!

  306. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    m–no idea. everything’s up in the air. it’s like the yankees vs. yankees.

    you know, it could be jeter as mvp, just because they’d be saying thank you for everything he’s done, and they haven’t been in the world series in what, 7, 8 years?

  307. m October 28th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    trisha,

    =p

  308. randy l. October 28th, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    m-

    i think low scoring .

    maybe something like 2-1 yankees.

  309. S.o.S. October 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I love that in 4 of the first 5 MVP predictions, we got 4 different Yankees. What a wonderful statement that is on the strength of our Yankees!

    ==============

    Trish,
    Yanks in 5
    mvp hinske(we are as strongest our weakest link)

  310. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    “I might be at times the most influential player that ever stepped in Yankee Stadium. I can honestly say that,” on his place in Yankee lore. He later clarified it, saying he meant both opponents and Yankees.”

    ————————————————————–

    ???? :shock:

    Ease up on the Soul Glow Pedrito. I think it’s seeping into your brain.

  311. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    m-no feeling on how this game will go. Fingers crossed we get a yankees win tonight. :)

  312. S.o.S. October 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    mel,
    Im feeling a 5-3 game.

    THE MOST IMPORTANT PLAYER THAT NEEDS TO SHOW UP THIS SERIES?
    Hughes
    Joba
    Teix
    Swish
    etc?

    I say Hughes.

  313. zmaster!! October 28th, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    got a feeling that this is a 5-4 yankees win.
    cc gives up all 4 though.
    we’ll c

  314. Rich in NJ October 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Pedro doesn’t want to face the fact that Zimmer was and is an old man

  315. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    We need Youuuse to pitch like regular season Youuuussse again.

  316. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Game faces On. Let’s Go!

  317. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Forget the predictions.

    Sit back and enjoy.

    It’s not about us.

    It’s the YANKEES!

  318. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I haven’t listened to the Pedro interview yet. Did anyone ask him the million dollar question? Which team is better the 2004 Red Sox or 2009 Phillies?

  319. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    I don’t see CC giving up 4 runs. I think the Phillies hitters won’t do much in this game. The Phillies haven’t see any good pitching this entire postseason. They are about to see it now.

  320. vin October 28th, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    “Anyone got a feel for what kind of game this is going to be? Low scoring, slugfest, blowout, extra-innings?

    Yeah, me neither.

    Tough call…

    I’m thinking that it won’t be a pitchers’ duel early (but will be later on). Both guys will take maybe 3 innings to find their command. A few runs will be scored, but not many. At the end of the day, it’ll be something like 5-3 Yanks with most of the runs coming early.

    Who knows. This is clearly a HUGE game though. If the Phils lose with Lee on the mound (something they’re not accustomed to), then how much confidence will they have in their other starters?

  321. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    a yankee game face is a big smile!
    just ask swish, cano, melky, johnny d.

  322. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    i LIKE JETER’S GAME FACE BETTER

  323. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Those guys have after-game faces.

  324. Zooboy October 28th, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    My gut feeling is you can’t predict baseball.

  325. S.o.S. October 28th, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    S.o.S.
    October 28th, 2009 at 6:57 pm
    mel,
    Im feeling a 5-3 game.

    —–
    At the end of the day, it’ll be something like 5-3 Yanks with most of the runs coming early.

    =========
    vin,
    Im right with you as you can see. Accept i think the Yanks fall behind early and do what they do best. Comeback from a 3-1 deficit.

  326. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    zooboy

    you are correct sir.

    it’s a guessing game.

  327. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Jeremy wrote:

    The Phillies haven’t see any good pitching this entire postseason. They are about to see it now.

    _______

    The Phillies and fans keep talking about how they crushed CC last year(in his 4th start in a row on 3 days rest) but they don’t mention how CC held them to 3 runs in 8 inning in the one time they face him this year. That won’t be enough tonight. Selective memory kills.

  328. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    valerie – yes I did get yours.

    Before the start of the game I will post both charts. I will show the MVP chart sorted by player “popularity” – of course meaning most votes for MVP at the top.

    Very interesting indeed!

    :)

  329. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Phillies have a massive inferiority complex.

    Surprising for World Champions.

    Victorino, for one, looked scared during BP.

  330. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    thanks, Trisha! I think I should change my MVP to Jeter, but I’ll stick with Arod. I hope he doesn’t disappoint :-)

  331. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    mick wrote:

    Victorino, for one, looked scared during BP.

    _______

    not sure what that means. How did he look scared during BP?

  332. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Just the look on his face, wasn’t confident.

    we shall see.

  333. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    ghost–I believe scared means, to be afraid, fearful, frightened. :-)

  334. randyhater October 28th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Utley and Howard combined vs. D-Mart : 0-6, 5K

    Interesting.

  335. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    I think the Phils are going to have a lot harder time hitting CC than the Yanks are hitting Lee.

    Just a guess.

    :)

  336. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Ghost–

    Like he’d seen a ghost.

    You should know what I mean, being one. :)

  337. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    Valerie you just made me reread my post – you understand I’m on my 4th beer don’t you???

  338. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    fyi…theres a free nba leauge pass preview right now

  339. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    arod interivew on yes coming up

  340. mick October 28th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    azaz

    wrong blog

  341. Shawn October 28th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I say Yankees win in 6 games. I’m hoping 5 though.

  342. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    ghost–well that explains it.

  343. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    I have to do the sort alpha. but at least you’ll see how many are in each group – by counting.

    :)

  344. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    randy l.
    October 28th, 2009 at 6:41 pm
    gb7-
    it would be great if alex gets some help from someone else getting hot.

    but if alex takes his walks and keeps the line moving, he’ll still help the team.

    i agree though that posada, matsui , and cano really need to step it up if alex gets pitched around.

    to me , this game is the key to the series. if sabathia throws a good game and the yankees win it sets up burnett doing well.

    if sabathia loses, burnett doesn’t inspire confidence as a stopper.
    so tonight is huge.

    ————————————————————

    Definately true, Randy. Others need to step up, but, Jeter will be Jeter, but, if those four aren’t getting on base, they’ll pitch around Rodriguez all Series long. Unless he sets the record in stolen bases, those walks won’t amount to much. For me, it’s those guys that are the keys to the Series. They don’t need to mash everything, just get some hits and walks. Burnett is another that needs to pitch well without destroying the bullpen. Having said that, other than Posada (in his last two games), the guys I mentioned are starting to show signs of life, as is Cano and Cabrera. If the pitchers can keep the first two Phillie batters in the order off of base like they did with Figgins and abreu, it will really help.

  345. pat October 28th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Groundscrew wearing shirts with #27 on the back and “win one for the Boss” on the front. :smile:

  346. haiku-man October 28th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    melissa
    watching animals destroy each other for money is violent and cruel,ask Michael VIC,doesn’t matter where he’s from,it’s HEDONISTIC.

  347. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    mick, I just think it’s an interesting observation. I’ve truly never been able to tell a player’s emotion from watching them take batting practice. Was he all wide-eyed, was he missing every pitch?

  348. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    haiku-man–i don’t know what’s going on, but for the record, i agree with you 100%.

  349. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    Yanks in 5 Melky MVP

  350. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    ghost–i think we’ve had this conversation before. his expression was one of fear and apprehension. let’s move on to a new topic, shall we? :-)

  351. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    not the wrong blog theres a lot of people that watch nba here

  352. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    0 hours and 39 minutes until Game 1!!!!!!!!!!!!

  353. S.o.S. October 28th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Ease up blog police mick. If you can come here and talk about Zombieland, Azaz can talk about anything he wants. Thanks azaz. This blog has been here way before you were ever in it and all subjects are good accept race and politics. Oh and if kim jones is hot or not.

  354. randyhater October 28th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Jimmy Rollins = Chone Figgins = Ichiro (from ’01 ALCS) = Timo Perez (’00 WS)

  355. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) October 28th, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Yankee Trader
    October 28th, 2009 at 5:37 pm
    “So, I have come to this conclusion. Boston fans are actually incredibly intelligent compared to these people. Are all fans utter morons outside of NY and Boston?”
    ————————————————-
    LOL. Well that’s certainly offensive. Born and raised in Pennsylvania and attended school in Philly, but have been a diehard Yankee fan always.

    —————–

    Sorry poor worded by me. I did not mean to exclude Yankee fans outside of NY or even Boston fans outside of Boston. Just meant Yankee and Red Sox fans.

  356. Lou in SoCal October 28th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Why is Mrs. Obama throwing out the first pitch? Because this is the first time in her Adult Life that she is proud of the New York Yankees? She is a Hack just like her husband.

  357. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    thanks, erica! i’m so excited i think i’ll explode in the next 5 min.! world series is soooooo soon!

  358. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Lou in SoCal–no politics, please.

  359. jennifer October 28th, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    What is the NBA?

  360. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    jennifer–are you serious?

  361. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Lou in SoCal October 28th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Why is Mrs. Obama throwing out the first pitch? Because this is the first time in her Adult Life that she is proud of the New York Yankees? She is a Hack just like her husband.

    ================================

    She’s not throwing out the 1st pitch. Tony Odierno is throwing out the 1st pitch

  362. Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    he Ghost
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:09 pm
    Jeremy wrote:
    The Phillies haven’t see any good pitching this entire postseason. They are about to see it now.
    _______
    The Phillies and fans keep talking about how they crushed CC last year(in his 4th start in a row on 3 days rest) but they don’t mention how CC held them to 3 runs in 8 inning in the one time they face him this year. That won’t be enough tonight. Selective memory kills.

    ————————————–
    Someone needs to tell philly fans that cc for his career was 5-7 against the angels with a 4.72 ERA before this postseason…

  363. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    true story about Pedro Martinez:

    He met a guy I know’s wife some event in the Boston area. Later that day, when the guy and his wife got home, there was Pedro sitting on their couch.

    He apparently thought the wife was good looking and asked around as to who she was. He basically stalked her, not knowing she was married, and found out where she lived. I suppose he thought he could just show up and “wow” her and maybe get lucky. I have no idea.

    I guess one of their kids recognized him when he showed up at the door and let him in.

    Pedro the Stalker.

  364. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    530-603. That’s the collective record of teams that Pedro has beaten this year.

  365. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    The Phillies really haven’t seen any quality pitching. They faced guys like Randy Wolf, Padilla, and other losers.

    If they think that this game is going to be easy because they hit Sabathia last year then they are in for a long night.

  366. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    ghost–cool stat. but pedro’s unpredictable…you know what they say: any given day.

  367. melissa October 28th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    yes it is but don’t act like hunting innocent animals isn’t just as bad. the fact is that both things are referred to as a sport and both end up with dead animals. I am not defending killing animals b/c i hate both hunting and chicken fights.

    if your country can kill deers and other animals, you don’t have any right to judge someone killing chickens. an animal is an animal doesn’t matter about the size. they are both a sport right?

  368. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Pedro is a wacky guy

  369. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    melissa-I agree to a point. Some people have to hunt for food, which I can understand. But I am opposed to hunting for sport and fighting animals.

  370. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Boston Dave – 4 wins til 27
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    true story about Pedro Martinez:
    He met a guy I know’s wife some event in the Boston area. Later that day, when the guy and his wife got home, there was Pedro sitting on their couch.
    He apparently thought the wife was good looking and asked around as to who she was. He basically stalked her, not knowing she was married, and found out where she lived. I suppose he thought he could just show up and “wow” her and maybe get lucky. I have no idea.
    I guess one of their kids recognized him when he showed up at the door and let him in.
    Pedro the Stalker.
    ——————————————————————————————–
    tales of the duck

  371. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Pedro is a great character in a sport full of replicants. He should be cherished by all who remember baseball as a game where characters were more the rule than the exception.

  372. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    i love jeter’s sweater!

  373. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Tell that idiot Mitch Williams that because he thinks the Phillies will prevail because they have seen the Yankees pitchers.

    The Angels saw the Yankees pitchers a lot of times and they still shut them down. Mitch Williams is such a homer like Kruk and they say the reason why they pick the Phillies is because of their offense. I thought pitching wins in October.

  374. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Pedro is washed out.
    btw, can they boo Rollins loudly?

  375. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Looking forward to the game tonight! :)

    I can’t even begin to imagine the excitement @ the stadium tonight. I am really hoping that I will be able to somehow see my first World Series game @ the stadium this year! Still holding out hope of scoring a ticket either Game 2 or 6!

    Trisha, I think Yankees in 6 with MVP Jeter!

    Erica always OPPC, Thank you for trying to reach out earlier to Christina! I wonder if she managed to get someone for the ticket.

  376. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    now we have to listen to ozzie guillen? I wish the radio broadcast synched up with my tv :(

  377. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I wonder how long it’s going to take Ozzie to drop an F-bomb.

  378. randy l. October 28th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    gb7-

    i really don’t know the phillies that well.

    they seem rough around the edges.

    it will be interesting to see if the yankees can take them out of their game the way they did with the twins and angels.

  379. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    “Pedro is a great character in a sport full of replicants.”

    ————–

    One of the best pitchers ever in his prime.

    unless you ask one of the many players who was almost beaned in the head by one of Pedro’s fastball (incl. Posada)

  380. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Bronx Bombers Girl
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Erica always OPPC, Thank you for trying to reach out earlier to Christina! I wonder if she managed to get someone for the ticket.

    ******

    You are welcome! I hope she did!!!

  381. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Is that set going to stay on the field during the game? :P

  382. KF October 28th, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Trisha,

    I just tuned in and scanned the blog comments, my W/S MVP candidate is Arod. I hope he continues his hot streak.

  383. jennifer October 28th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Valerie G.

    No, I just think it is funny that he is posting about the NBA during the WS.

  384. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Where is Nick? I want the over under on game threads for the first ever Lohud World Series thread!!!

  385. no.27 October 28th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    def not the wrong blog thanks azaz

  386. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    They better show the player introductions. They didn’t the last two series.

  387. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Lou in SoCal October 28th, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Why is Mrs. Obama throwing out the first pitch? Because this is the first time in her Adult Life that she is proud of the New York Yankees? She is a Hack just like her husband.
    —-
    because Michael Jackson wasn’t available

  388. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Ozzie will be the only one to pick the Yankees…

  389. KF October 28th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Anyone venture a guess on how many home runs will be hit in this series?

  390. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    jennifer–oh lol

  391. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Gardner in CF,

    Keep politics off the board

  392. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Ozzie only one NOT to pick the Yankees.

    Loser

  393. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    What are the chances????

  394. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    if Swisher was on Philly Ozzie would have picked the Yankees

  395. m October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I only caught Ozzie’s pick. What did the other two asclowns say?

  396. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    DAMN, bad news for Yankees. Fox guys pick Yanks win.

  397. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Let’s go Yanks!!!!

  398. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Gardner in CF,

    Keep politics off the board

    last I checked Michael Jackson had nothing to do with politics

  399. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Trisha…you calling me a loser? j/k

  400. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    “if Swisher was on Philly Ozzie would have picked the Yankees”

    That hate goes deep. You know it has to burn him that Swisher is in the World Series and the WS are not.

  401. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    must we listen to ozzie guillen? the mute button will soon go on.

  402. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    triple short, you’re on the prediction chart but didn’t give me your WS prediction. Do you want to make one?

  403. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    m October 28th, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    I only caught Ozzie’s pick. What did the other two asclowns say?

    NYY in 6

  404. melissa October 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Valerie G. i have no problem with people hunting for food but most people hunt for fun and not food. they don’t just hang heads of the animal they killed for no reason.

  405. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    “Trisha…you calling me a loser? j/k”

    :lol:

    nevah!

  406. tampayank October 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    GO YANKS!!!!!!

  407. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    This has nothing to do with the 2001 Series, but I really can’t stand Mark Grace. I don’t think he’s a good announcer and he’s also a former Cub.

  408. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    Trisha,

    Since yanks in 6 worked before I’ll go with that again

  409. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    melissa–we’re on the same page, here. i agree with you.

  410. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    “That hate goes deep. You know it has to burn him that Swisher is in the World Series and the WS are not.”

    A lot of things burn him. That’s on the top of the list today.

  411. m October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    trisha,

    my dark horse, er, slug is Jose!Jose! ;)

    Put me down for Rivera, please.

    Yankees in 5.

  412. KF October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Trisha,

    That’s a great picture, it looks like you were having a blast:)

  413. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Gardner in CF,

    You were talking politics this afternoon. Were you not?

  414. Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Pedro feliz is a weak link in their lineup.. he hits .200 against lefties.. also he made 15 errors at 3b..

    Cano – 12 errors, Jeter-8, A-rod – 9 , Tex-4

    Utley – 12, Rollins – 6, Feliz – 15, Howard – 14

  415. ArodMVP217 October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    let’s go get it, Yankees!

  416. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    “must we listen to ozzie guillen? the mute button will soon go on.”

    No need to mute him. No one can understand a word of what he’s saying anyway.

  417. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    don’t they usually announce the lineups before players line up?

  418. ArodMVP217 October 28th, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    i thought feliz was some gold glover that would save more runs than Alex would score

  419. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I love how the Yankees have embraced the whole Star Wars thing.

  420. m October 28th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Gardner in CF. Thanks. Both of them?

    It better not go more than 5, I’ll be a nervous wreck. Although that means they’ll be celebrating in Philly. :?

  421. Sun Devil October 28th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    The phillies look REALLY nervous.

  422. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    is this the Darth Vader music from Star Wars?

  423. chrisC October 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    I fear the phillies

  424. haiku-man October 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Sorry you’re not the most influential pitcher to face the Yankees,pawleez.

    I wish the Yankees would blow their mind,and come out to the Eye of th Tiger song

  425. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Let’s Go Yankees, Clap, Clap, Clap-clap-clap

  426. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    So they play Darth Vader’s theme for PHI and Luke’s theme for the Yankees. Hysterical!!!

  427. randy l. October 28th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    what is this music?

    i could do without it.

  428. KF October 28th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    The phillies look REALLY nervous.

    Yanks look pretty relaxed.

  429. Jones October 28th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    This is going to be good.

  430. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Alex got the loudest cheer I’ve ever heard him get.

  431. Rob in Vt. October 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!

    Good pitching.

    Solid defense.

    Timely hitting.

  432. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    I wish Sheppard was here….

  433. Sun Devil October 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    this music is corny.

  434. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    “what is this music?
    i could do without it.”

    You must not be a Star Wars fan.

  435. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Let’s go, Yankees!!!

  436. ArodMVP217 October 28th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Keni aint bad

  437. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Okay, so I’m bawling all the way through the introductions. I forgot just how damned awesome this stuff is!!!

    And probably no better matchup than the one we’ve got.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  438. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Vader
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm
    Let’s Go Yankees, Clap, Clap, Clap-clap-clap

    ****

    clap clap clap

  439. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Have you guys not been to Yankee Stadium in recent years?

    They always play that when announcing the line-ups.

  440. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Dude- it’s the perilous FLIGHT

  441. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    I have goosebumps! I love it! Go Yankee’s!!!

  442. Derek October 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    This is so awesome. All of it. Every little thing about the World Series being back in the Bronx.

  443. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    the music was a bit dramatic. i just recorded the yanks being announced on my cell phone. I love world series baseball!

  444. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “Have you guys not been to Yankee Stadium in recent years?”

    Dude, I’m in Chicago. So to answer your question, no. :(

  445. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    no fighterjets overhead?

  446. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Dude- it’s the perilous FLIGHT

    ****

    Haha, no it isn’t

    As soon as I typed that I knew I was wrong

  447. minnesota yankee fan October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Play ball!

  448. J i n x J i n x J i n x J i n x October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies for winning their second consecutive (third overall) World Series.

  449. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Chills, goosebumps. Let’s go!
    :)

  450. m October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    A little twangy, but that was a pretty good rendition of the anthem.

    I want Whitney, though.

    Not a Star Wars fan, but I can understand the significance. I would’ve gone with something a little more dignified, though. Like “Who let the Dogs out”. :P

  451. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Lets go Yankees!

  452. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    that was sweet music – “ladies and gentlemen those are your 2009 American League champion New York Yankees.”

  453. rb October 28th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    The Yankees have used the Star Wars music for years. I’m pretty sure they used it before the whole Contreras thing.

  454. Ed October 28th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Laura, I’m in Chicago!

  455. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Trolls are out early tonight I see

  456. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    “Not a Star Wars fan, but I can understand the significance. I would’ve gone with something a little more dignified, though. Like “Who let the Dogs out”.”

    When I think dignity, that song is the first one to come to my mind. :)

  457. randy l. October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    “Keni aint bad”

    he’s the real thing and did a good job.

  458. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    KF, thanks! I have described that experience as the best day and night of my life. I was bursting with joy and pride every minute I was there. I am so thankful I went to that game.

    :)

  459. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    ugly

  460. Motive October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Yogi looking good.

  461. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    I’m off to a 1.5 hour meeting at work. Ugggggggggg!

  462. zmaster!! October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES!! cmon!!

  463. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    The Fox guys picked the Yankees to win the ALCS in 6 games. So how is that bad for the Yankees ?

  464. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    # Laura – Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    So they play Darth Vader’s theme for PHI and Luke’s theme for the Yankees. Hysterical!!!

    _________________

    They’ve been doing this all year.

  465. J i n x J i n x J i n x J i n x October 28th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Phillies win game 1.

  466. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    It’s the Imperial March

  467. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    what was it Chamberlain said to the officer in his DUI video… something about Yogi being no taller than the hood of his car

  468. EY October 28th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    I’m at lab doing my experiment while waiting for the game to start lol

  469. rb October 28th, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Yuck. I don’t like the color of those WS jackets.

  470. jj October 28th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Who sang the national anthem at yankee stadium?

  471. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Gardner in CF,

    What is ugly?

  472. m October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Over/under on how long before they mention the payroll?

  473. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    jeter’s such a gentleman. i just love him and the whole team. Go NYY!

  474. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:49 pm
    Dude- it’s the perilous FLIGHT

    ****

    Haha, no it isn’t

    As soon as I typed that I knew I was wrong

    haha that song came a little before the Wright Bros. And a patriotic song about a “perilous flight” wouldn’t be so appropriate.

  475. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    melissa
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm
    Valerie G. i have no problem with people hunting for food but most people hunt for fun and not food. they don’t just hang heads of the animal they killed for no reason.

    ————————————————————

    There are reasons that people hunt, other than just for food or sport. It’s done to control the animal population. If it wasn’t done, they’d over populate and become a nucence by destroying farm crops and getting on the highways. They cause accidents that kill people on the highways. It’s necessary to also weed out the weaker strands and allows the stronger to survive….keeping the species healthy and numerous.

  476. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Vader
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    I wish Sheppard was here….
    ***********

    Me too. I just said the same thing to my brother when they were announcing the teams.

  477. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    m–i say over half an hour. exact: 45 min.

  478. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    m
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    Over/under on how long before they mention the payroll?

    ***

    1st inning when CC takes the mound and they mention his contract

  479. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Triple Short

    how CC is going to make the Phills lineup look tonight.

  480. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Phillies are going down.

  481. pat October 28th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Lets Go CC! Let’s Go Yankees!

  482. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!!

  483. rb October 28th, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    Vader
    October 28th, 2009 at 7:47 pm
    I wish Sheppard was here….
    ***********

    Me too. I just said the same thing to my brother when they were announcing the teams.

    ——————-

    Me three. I miss Mr. Sheppard.

  484. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I bet they draw some shape around our infield and find a way to exclude Cano and add up the payroll. 2nd inning.

  485. Russel October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    The game is already starting late.

  486. rb October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    I think they bring the $$$$ up before the end of the first inning.

  487. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Does anyone know what the record is for most wins for a pitcher since they went to the 3 round format?

  488. haiku-man October 28th, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    How angry must the Indian fans feel at mgmt for trading tonight’s pitchers.

  489. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Have they showed the Boss yet?

  490. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    CC is friendly with Rollins so I guess he won’t plunk him for that asinine prediction.

  491. Dan October 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Was at a Giant game this weekend and had the pleasure of hearing Jim Hall, Sheppard’s long-time backup who also did Yankee Stadium for all of the 2008 season. Too bad they fired him, since he sounds almost exactly like Sheppard.

  492. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Bunting billowing

    World Series 2009

    Written on grass blades

  493. Shawn October 28th, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!! Game Time!!!!

  494. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    If CC’s first pitch is a strike, the championship is ours no problem.

    If it’s a ball, expect a rumble.

    It’s like the Groundhog Day predictor for baseball.

  495. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    1 down. 26 to go.

  496. Uncle Ellsworth (much ado about nothing) October 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Let’s light this candle!

  497. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    That was weak. Can we have 26 more attempts like that?

  498. EY October 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Jimmy “Phillies in 5, 6 if we are nice” Rollins = one pitch one out

  499. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Rollins trying to keep CC’s pitch count low.

  500. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    1st pitch bunt?

    That’s a sweep.

  501. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Brave brothers, once, still

    The Big Apple at its core

    From different angles

  502. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    2 down, 25 to go. ;)

  503. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    What is this american league lineup garbage. Their catcher is trash and Francisco was a bench player in the AL.

  504. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    tools to victory = CC shutout

  505. Gary October 28th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Came across this just now, at the start of the World Series so connected to Lou Gehrig, that so sad of a story about another athlete happens.

    EDEN PRAIRIE, Minn. (AP)—The Minnesota Vikings say former Vikings strong safety Orlando Thomas has died after battling Lou Gehrig’s Disease.

    The team says Thomas died early Wednesday at age 37. He began feeling symptoms of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis in 2004, and the disease was diagnosed in 2007.

  506. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Gotta love free outs, especially in the playoffs.

  507. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Come on CC you can’t be walking guys

  508. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    How does Utley not swing at that?

  509. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    that’s so sad. thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

  510. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I’d rather see Howard leading off an inning. Gotta bear down, big man.

  511. RS October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Uh oh…

  512. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    it always starts with a walk

  513. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Oh boy

  514. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    OK, time for a pop up.

  515. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    :?

  516. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Come on CC, shut these moron announcers up.

  517. EY October 28th, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Ugh.

    That walk wasn’t good.

  518. cc October 28th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    had Utley 1-2 and tried to be to fine and now is in trouble.

  519. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    key moment rite now

  520. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    need an out here…lets do this cC!

  521. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    does this team ever swing?

  522. Rishi October 28th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    WHAT IS GOING ON

  523. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    This is bad. Come on CC!

  524. EY October 28th, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Uh oh.

  525. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Come on CC!

  526. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    THEY DON’T SWING

  527. RS October 28th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Posada didn’t even try to make that pitch look like a strike…

  528. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    this is VERY BAD!

  529. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    CC might be wound a bit too tight.

  530. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    ARGGH!!!

    Lets get out of this inning :-)

  531. BC October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    AJ is having one of his meltdown. He can’t take the pressure. Girardi better relieve him, now.

  532. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Is Erica in the shower yet?

  533. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I’m listening to the radio – is CC getting squeezed, or is he just missing Posada’s glove?

  534. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Ibanez looks like Jafar from Aladdin

  535. matt October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    alec baldwin right behind home plate

  536. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Please don’t walk in a run, CC! You’re our MVP!

  537. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I’m listening to the radio – is CC getting squeezed, or is he just missing Posada’s glove?

    Missing

  538. Terry from NH October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Too much adrenaline flowing thru CC

  539. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    He is going to pop the next pitch up

  540. cc October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    CC is certainly struggling w/ his control and they are a patient team.

    Uh oh!

  541. matt October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    missing

  542. RS October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    He should have just gone after Utley. The Phillies aren’t even trying to get hits right now, they’re perfectly content with driving Sabathia’s pitch count up. Except for Rollins, that is.

  543. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    Get out of this CC

  544. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    if cc gets out of this he will dominate….otherwise?

  545. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Doesn’t look like he’s got that great command.

  546. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Erica–shower please!

  547. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Posada needs to call for another bunt.

  548. matt October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    he’s very wild. must be nervous. he’s all pumped up

  549. cc October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Terrible pitch selection

    The old CC showing up?

  550. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    wow he gets out of it

  551. Kevin October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    I’m listening to the radio – is CC getting squeezed, or is he just missing Posada’s glove?

    =======================================

    It looks like a little of both from my perspective and the MLB.com pitch tracker. He’s definitely missing his spots though. Not a real good start so far.

  552. Rishi October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    um – really – what happened – he had the first 2 easy!

  553. Azaz October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    LETS GO

  554. matt October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    but got out of it!!!!!!!!!!

  555. DW October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Phew!!!

  556. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    BREAKING NEWS.

    PHILLY SWINGS AT PITCH

  557. Jhutch October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    BIG PITCH CC!!

  558. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Hey!! The Phillies leave men on base!

  559. Dan October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    This umpire really isn’t giving him anything.

  560. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    HA HA HA!!

    CC HOUDINI.

    :)

  561. Terry from NH October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    THANK GOD !

  562. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    jorge the worst reciever of pitches in baseball history

  563. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    cc please be more aggressive next inning

  564. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Now that’s the Raul Ibanez I remember from SEA.

  565. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    exhale

  566. Ghost of eteP October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    wow…. talk about dodging a bullet

  567. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    If this is they way this series is going to go I’m going to need a case of scotch

  568. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  569. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    LUCKY CC. thank you! Phillies suck with risp…LOL

  570. EY October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Pheewwwwww.

    Alright. That’s it CC. No more drama. Get it out of your system early and settle down.

  571. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    CC has good stuff. He was just trying to be too fine. He needs to go after these guys because they aren’t swinging.

  572. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    wow, what an escape? CC doesn’t look too sharp tonight….

  573. RalphieD (OPPC) October 28th, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    pfft…and people say only the yankees leave guys on base!

  574. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    24 pitches that inning.

  575. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    CC just wanted to face the bottom of the order in the 2nd – after the Yanks put up a 5 spot. He’s so crafty.

    Watching the Phils bat must be like watching the Yanks bat when they’re going well. Spit on pitches outside, foul off the tough strikes.

  576. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    This is what stats on a paper don’t show you – The Phillies don’t swing at balls.

  577. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    That was my fault. Every post season game I listen to Waldman and Ray Charles and tune out Joe Buck and Ratzo Rizzo McCarver.

    I muted the TV and turned on the radio with the bases loaded. It won’t happen again.

  578. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    vin,

    Only the pitch that he walked Werth on looked close.

    But one inning under his belt, and no talk of his contract. We’re ahead!

    I think he settles down.

  579. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Sabathia should be able to settle in, now. He’s got his first inning out of the way. Now, we’ll see how jumpy Lee is in his first inning.

  580. haiku-man October 28th, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    CC 24 pitches 1st innings,I was almost apoplectic!!.

  581. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    maybe CC can apply his belly warmer in the dugout

  582. pat October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Let’s go Derek!

  583. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    keep it chuggin cc

  584. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Okay gang. WS Prediction Chart is now officially shut down. Please check to see that I got your prediction right. Only changes if I put in the wrong number. (who me????)

    :)

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

  585. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    “HA HA HA!!

    CC HOUDINI.

    Was CC still pitching? I thought Joe brought in K-Rob. ;)

  586. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    CC’s release point

    Howard’s eyes all over it

    Fans holding their breath

  587. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Let’s take the lead, Captain!

  588. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Let’s hope Lee can’t get his butterflies to fly in formation.

  589. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    i would step out against cliff lee once to twice an at bat ALL DAY

  590. Frustrated K October 28th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I’m nervous about Lee..

  591. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Peeking through the frieze

    Ruth of my imagining

    Exhales October

  592. RS October 28th, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I could be wrong, but it looked like Sabathia went with his breaking pitches WAY more than usual. I guess since the Phillies play in the NL and are such a great fastball hitting team, the Yankees’ gameplan is to feed them breaking balls and changeups.

    The problem is, CC needs to be able to throw his slider and changeup for strikes, or else the Phillies will pick up on it and not swing.

  593. Ken October 28th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    “jorge the worst reciever of pitches in baseball history.”

    Ive thought this for years. Nobody seems to pick up on how he catches the balls or how he stands up right away instead of framing pitches. He lets the ball take his mit out of the strike zone on close pitches. He needs to steal some of those close pitches for CC.

  594. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Well Jeter strikes out. Jeter trying to be agressive.

  595. KF October 28th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Hit with RISP that’s the Yankees game plan, I guess the Phillies didn’t get the message.

  596. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    jeter just struck out on a 84mph mistake up

  597. EY October 28th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Um, captain.

    No.

    At least he fared better than Rollins.

  598. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    I figured out the problem…

    Yankee Snoopy and Pirate Big Bird were not in their proper Yankee viewing positions

  599. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    mccarver saying that CC & Lee have similar equipment. Harh?

    Yankees swinging early. :?

  600. GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    It didn’t take the idiots long to crawl out of the slime. Enjoy the game, for the good regular posters. The others can go to Hell.

  601. matt October 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    is that a haiku dynasty?

  602. Pel October 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    That made no sense Johnny.

  603. Frustrated K October 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    “I could be wrong, but it looked like Sabathia went with his breaking pitches WAY more than usual. I guess since the Phillies play in the NL and are such a great fastball hitting team, the Yankees’ gameplan is to feed them breaking balls and changeups.
    The problem is, CC needs to be able to throw his slider and changeup for strikes, or else the Phillies will pick up on it and not swing.”

    No, the problem is CC needs to throw his fastballs for strikes. He wasn’t showing good control.

  604. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    What’s with the bunting?

  605. EY October 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Stop with the bunting!! There’s no one on base! We’re not playing against the Angels here.

  606. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    bunt? :?

  607. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    C’mon GB – you should know that at the first sign of adversity all the tools come out of the toolshed.

  608. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    If Tex uses up 19 pitches, CC and Lee will be tied for pitches thrown…

  609. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Thats a strike?

  610. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    Relax, the Yankees have been making all kinds of pitchers look like HOFers for the first 3 innings all season. CC will keep them in it so they can turn the tables late.

  611. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I see the offense have picked up right where they left off

  612. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    they look nervous…

    yanks need to step out against lee…and play at their own pace.

  613. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    why did jete and tex swing at high pitches out of the zone??

  614. haiku-man October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    LEE 11 pitches none on base.

  615. stacey October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    hope cc calms down..that was wasted atbat by johnny..yanks will have to make lee work he looks confident

  616. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Is Lee wearing a bloody sock?

  617. RalphieD (OPPC) October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    well, i guess its time to jump off the ledge again….and then when the yankees do something good, say “i knew it!”

  618. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    CC was throwing his fastball for strikes before he got too fine with Utley and he didn’t bite on any of those nasty breaking pitches.

  619. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Oh well
    1-2-3 inning CC. Let’s go

  620. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Wow what a start by Lee.

  621. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    back to the rubber cc.
    keep em down!!

  622. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Nothing wrong with Damon trying to bunt. He is 2 for 20 against Lee. Clearly, whatever he was trying in the past wasn’t working.

  623. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    GreenBeret7 October 28th, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    It didn’t take the idiots long to crawl out of the slime. Enjoy the game, for the good regular posters. The others can go to Hell.
    —-
    what makes you so special?

  624. Frustrated K October 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Ugh, Lee had the Yankees matched on that one. The Yankees came out aggressive because Lee throws strikes, but he just expanded the zone on everyone when he got ahead in the inning. This is going to be a rough outing, Lee is showing that he’s on.

  625. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Thats a strike?

    ____________

    Only for Yankee batters.

  626. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Will some people clam down. Did you think this would be a high scoring game with a great pitcher like Lee on the mound ?

  627. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Laura – Yanks in 6!
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    Nothing wrong with Damon trying to bunt. He is 2 for 20 against Lee. Clearly, whatever he was trying in the past wasn’t working.

    ****

    I did admit several times in the last two days that Johnny did not have good numbers against Lee.

    I may have glossed over how bad they were just a little

  628. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Good news and bad news. Bottom of the order up.

  629. baseballfab October 28th, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    WOW, what a difference from the way the twins and Angels puckered up.

  630. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    CC doesn’t look good at all

  631. Mark-Cant Touch This October 28th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    CC needs to get his FB in control

  632. Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    cc falling off to the 3rd base side… not a good sign….

  633. Rishi October 28th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    enough with the freaking balls!

  634. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    It’s obvious that the Phillies got the memo that the Yanks were chashing curveballs against the Angels. Hopefully CC can find his command REALLY soon.

  635. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    God I hate having to watch with the mute button on, but these announcers are just horrendous to listen to.

  636. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Ben Francisco lost a lot of weight. Does Howard have some kind of diet club or something?

  637. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    CC is going to battle tonight, like he’s battled all year. He’s had some great games this year with less than stellar stuff.

  638. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    it looks rainy there

  639. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    This inning is better

  640. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    yeah, they just mentioned CC’s contract.
    what a moron Buck is

  641. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    There you go cc.. relax, relate, release.

  642. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Now thats the CC I know

  643. ANSKY October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    ?

  644. C October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    What happened to Flash Points?

  645. Rob in Vt. October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    CC back on track.

  646. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    VERY nice

  647. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    good CC
    Get cracking bats

  648. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Nice!

  649. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Way to battle CC. Come on A-Rod.

  650. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Other than the first batter, that was much better.

  651. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Nice work CC. 10 pitches.

  652. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    That a boy, CC.

    Good news and bad news. Yankees heart of the order up. :P

  653. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    good inning CC. Maybe a little World Series nerves in the 1st.

    I missed part of the pre-game – did they show the Boss?

  654. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    if arod homers here this will be a happy blog

  655. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Yay for more lee rearend kissing, is it going to be like this all night? please start hitting

  656. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    CC got through pretty good.

    Guys this is going to be a pitchers duel. Two of the best pitchers in the game are pitching. Why woud you expect a blow out. The Yankees will adjust to Lee but this will be a low scoring game.

  657. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    my bold prediction: the bottom of the Phillies lineup are easier outs than the top 6.

    course’, it helps when CC is throwing strikes too!

  658. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    apple needs to try a new approach to their advertising now.

  659. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    That rain better go away.

  660. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Yanks just have to make sure they are swinging at strikes. Lee doesn’t seem to have his good command so far but they helped him out.

  661. Bronx Jeers October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Well that was much better.

    7 straight strikes after going 3-0 to Francisco.

  662. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “What happened to Flash Points?”

    Sam said they’ll be back tomorrow.

  663. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    “Is Lee wearing a bloody sock?”

    He will be, when we get done with him.

  664. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    DT- I have to talk to Angel, but I will not be here tomorrow night.

    Someone will need to shower in my place

  665. gmanfl October 28th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Abomb

  666. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Just saw Bernie in the front row.

  667. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Bernie sitting with the Mayor up front.

  668. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    vin
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:30 pm
    “Is Lee wearing a bloody sock?”

    He will be, when we get done with him.

    ******

    That’s the spirit!!!! KILL PHILLY!!!!!

    clap clap clap

  669. smiley October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    well, so far Lee vs CC looks like a total mismatch in favor of Lee. Sabathia looks skittish and Lee is in complete command and cool as a cucumber.

  670. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Alex goes yard

  671. rb October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!

  672. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Great job ump

  673. KF October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Someone will need to shower in my place

    Confidence is not needing one.

  674. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Alec Baldwin looks silly in a suit

  675. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Who’s taking shower duty tomorrow?

  676. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Matt,

    Yes, it’s a haiku.

  677. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    I’ve got to mute these guys. They are saying the same stuff from the last series.

  678. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    surprised that wasn’t a strike

  679. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Alex, dont let him challenge you like that!

  680. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Erica –

    to miss a Yankee World Series game it must be something really really important.
    You and the PBF eloping? Or is there a Bert and Ernie convention? ;-)

  681. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Or Ks

  682. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    KF
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    Someone will need to shower in my place

    Confidence is not needing one.

    *******

    Back up plans are important. Hopefully a shower will not be needed, but you never know

  683. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Trisha–my computer doesn’t have adobe and it won’t download it :-(

  684. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    ouch, flat slider from Lee that Alex just whiffed on

    keep making those mistakes Lee, we’ll hit em eventually

  685. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    Who’s taking shower duty tomorrow?

    ****

    Angel subbed for me ALCS Game 2, she did a good job. I will ask her to fill in again if necessary

  686. BC October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I wonder how long they’ll play in this rain?>

  687. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    that was a pitch to hit, jorge was late….grrrr….lets go yankees!!!!

  688. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Followed the Arod AB on gameday. Cliff Lee worked him like a surgeon. Dude is a tough pitcher.

  689. KF October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Back up plans are important. Hopefully a shower will not be needed, but you never know

    Yee of little faith

  690. Frustrated K October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Wow, it is raining like crazy out there. I thought it was supposed to clear up?

  691. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    A-rod should have hit the 2nd pitch. But he tried to be patient. Lee looks good right now.

  692. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    matt–how could you not be familiar with the renowned yankee haiku?

  693. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Po!

  694. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    that would have been a double with our outfield

  695. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Hip hip

  696. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I don’t like the fact that we look silly on those strikeouts. Hopefully they start seeing the ball better.

    And Jorge gets the party started. Let’s go Hideki-sama!

  697. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    someone tell the team to either lay off the high mistake or hit it 600 feet. who is mccarver kidding? sharp? he struck out jeter/tex/arod on high MISTAKES. those pitches arent supposed to be letter high

  698. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Nice Jorge!

  699. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    “well, so far Lee vs CC looks like a total mismatch in favor of Lee. Sabathia looks skittish and Lee is in complete command and cool as a cucumber.”

    TOTAL mismatch. You know I was saying before that I don’t know how the Yankees even made it to the world series. I think the Phillies are going to kill them. The whole series is going to be a total laugher.

    In fact, I’m rooting for the damn Phillies I am!

  700. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    erica–please ask. with you abandoning us, we’ll need all the help we can get :-)

  701. JMK aka The Overshare October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Good for posada

  702. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    stellar job by the weathermen.

  703. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    i disagree…arod had two pitches to hit during that AB

  704. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    Erica –

    to miss a Yankee World Series game it must be something really really important.
    You and the PBF eloping? Or is there a Bert and Ernie convention?

    *******

    25th Anniversary Concert for the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame. These tickets were purchased in July when the World Series was a prayer and not a reality.

    Headlining is Bruce Springsteen, Simon & Garfunkel, CSN, and Stevie Wonder. Special guests are Jackson Browne, Bonnie Raitt, Sting and James Taylor (and more).

    I am so excited!!!!!

    And I would totally go to a Bert and Ernie convention if they had them.

  705. DW October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Alec Baldwin looks silly in a suit

    *****

    Alec Baldwin’s there? I love him on 30 Rock!!

    Also, let’s go Matsui!

  706. Dan October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    That last strike to A-Rod was middle, up in the zone. He should’ve been able to hit it, but it’s only the first at bat so I’m not worried.

  707. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    “Wow, it is raining like crazy out there. I thought it was supposed to clear up?”

    It’s not raining hard; it’s just misting.

  708. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I will say this. The umpire has been helping out Lee.

  709. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Lee pitches very up in the strike zone. He is also throwing a lot of curveballs.

  710. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    valerie – email me at yankeetrisha@verizon.net and I’ll email you the word doc.

  711. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    erica–please ask. with you abandoning us, we’ll need all the help we can get

    ****

    I am not abandoning you guys. I’ll be wondering about the score the whole time. LOL

  712. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    matsui was not even ready

    STEP OUT OF THE BOX

  713. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Erica–you have a good excuse. all is forgiven.

  714. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Lee is good but he is not this good. This is just silly

  715. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    JF
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:36 pm
    i disagree…arod had two pitches to hit during that AB
    =========================

    I agree. Lee just challenged Arod twice.

    Why are yankee pitchers chasing these stupid breaking balls.

  716. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    matsui is on life support. his last 6 or so at bats have been brutally bad

  717. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Very bad at bat by Matsui…

  718. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Here’s hoping CC does a better job this time around with their first 3 guys.

  719. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    I see the plan for the Phillies pitchers. Breaking stuff early in the count. Breaking stuff late in the count.

    That was a better inning at least.

    Let’s go CC.

  720. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    “That last strike to A-Rod was middle, up in the zone. He should’ve been able to hit it, but it’s only the first at bat so I’m not worried.”

    ————–

    It looked like a flat slider to me. Alex missed it but it was a mistake pitch for sure.

    Of course, McCarver mentioned how sharp Lee was with his cut fastball (it was clearly not a cut fastball, missed location, and very hittable).

  721. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Cano had a good swing off Lee. I think after a few innings the Yankees will have better at bats against Lee.

  722. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Good lineup Erica. Is Bruce gonna be there? He cancelled a gig this week already because of a death in the family…

  723. bob October 28th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Well, watching Lee pitch shows you what a REAL ACE looks like. CC doesn’t have a prayer.

  724. zgveritas October 28th, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Will Aceves pitch after a rain delay?

  725. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    Good lineup Erica. Is Bruce gonna be there? He cancelled a gig this week already because of a death in the family…

    *****

    He is still on the line up so I hope so. Clapton backed out of the second part of the show Friday night

  726. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    lets go CC get through the top of the order

  727. YankeeKid October 28th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    CC needs to get ahead in the count….if not he will be in BIG trouble.

  728. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    let’s go CC

  729. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Any reason CC is not throwing fastballs?

  730. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    “Very bad at bat by Matsui…”

    ————-

    So far Lee appears to be challenging the righties and finessing the lefties.

    First pitch fastball to Jeter. First 2 fastballs to Alex.

    lots of breaking balls out of the zone to lefties.

    I say, make Lee land those breaking pitches for strikes before offering at them. He can throw them for strikes, but so far he hasn’t…

    and he’s not going to if Yanks keep swinging at them in the dirt.

  731. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    CC needs to stop failing behind hitters or he’s going to find himself in trouble.

  732. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Are they really promo-ing Keys and Jay-z? This is the world series, not the grammies.

    Grannies, no grammies.

  733. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Come on CC!!!

  734. Pinstripes October 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Check out this graphic showing Cliff Lee and Pedro Martinez’ career stats vs the Yankees lineup. Makes you wonder if they should have started Pedro in Game 1.

    http://visualbaseball.wordpress.com

  735. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Lee is so easy

  736. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    whew!

  737. Dan October 28th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    THROW STRIKES!

  738. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    MY DA MELK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  739. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Peering through the mist

    Posada’s the first to reach

    Little else off Lee

  740. Amandla October 28th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Through the growing agita I want to say great job to Sam, Chad and Josh. Chad, love your post at 7:51…spoken like a fan

  741. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Wow what a bandbox Yankee Stadium is.

  742. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Brett Gardner looked like he was weighed down in his Melky Cabrera suit running that one down

  743. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I wonder if CC doesn’t have his good fastball or command because he pitched on 3 days rest?

  744. rconn23 October 28th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Nice track by Melky.

    C.C. is going to have to stop falling behind hitters because this lineup will kill him.

  745. M. Kay's Head October 28th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    CC is going to have to gut this one out tonight. Not sharp

  746. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Cabrera saved CC’s butt on that Rollins blast.

  747. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Buck/McCarver “hammered” count: 1

  748. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Melky motoring

    Through DiMaggio country

    Saving CC strife

  749. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    “I wonder if CC doesn’t have his good fastball or command because he pitched on 3 days rest?”

    I would think not. He hasn’t pitched in 7 days.

  750. cc October 28th, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Wow!

    They are getting great swings to go along w/ very poor command tonight. CC will have to work much harder tonight than the previous series.

  751. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Buck and McCarver are so annoying. It’s almost like they can’t wait for a Philly homerun.

  752. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    The Amtrak series? Okay, that’s lame. How about just calling it “The World Series”? Works for me.

  753. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    CC can’t get a first pitch strike

  754. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Fuuny the ump gave Lee that call

  755. cc October 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Ball 1 to everyone tonight!

  756. bob October 28th, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    a couple rockets already hit off of CC. bottom line is that Lee is just flat out better, case closed.

    i remember Lee looked good in the Yanks home opener, but he is just dominant now. and you can just feel CC will give up enough runs to lose this game.

  757. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Laura–agreed.

  758. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    He just doesn’t have his best stuff tonight. Some times pitchers don’t have it. Sabathia will have to grind it out.

  759. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Dynasty is Destiny,

    When you think of a word, do you intuitively know how many syllables it has? You crank those hiakus out like its nobody’s business.

  760. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Here we go again. 1 and 2 on Utley and he stops challenging him

  761. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    bob,

    you gotta be kidding me! hahaha. Lee is just better period? take your fan hat off, go get the career stats, come back and lets discuss.

  762. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    CC up to 50 pitches.

  763. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    vin
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Dynasty is Destiny,

    When you think of a word, do you intuitively know how many syllables it has? You crank those hiakus out like its nobody’s business.

    ******

    Cause he is a master!!!!

  764. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Utley is spitting at CC’s breaking pitches

  765. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Bob
    Are you saying that Lee is the better pitcher ?

    You need to calm down. It’s just one game.

  766. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Phillies are doing a good job of laying off of CC’s change.
    Lots of checked swings.

  767. vin October 28th, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Pretty big AB for CC.

    Can’t flirt with the middle of this order too many times.

  768. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    fastball inside please please please

  769. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Hopefully CC can start getting ahead or have an easy inning or 2. Otherwise it’s gonna be an early tonight. It seems like his pitch count is really getting up there.

  770. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Trisha–I’m going to try to email you. My computer’s acting up. If I haven’t emailed by the time I’m on the blog tomorrow, please remind me. Thanks soooo much!

  771. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    That wasn’t good.

  772. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    why does jorge stand up on obvious high strikes?

  773. DW October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Crap.

  774. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Dang !

  775. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Stupid Chase Utley

  776. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    CC doesn’t have it tonight apparently.
    Good luck, Yanks bullpen.

  777. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Terrible pitch….

  778. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I may cry but I don’t want to.

  779. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Well this stinks.

  780. DW October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    That’s all they get!

  781. haiku-man October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    CC looks like he’s struggling tonight,I hope I’m wrong.

  782. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    That sucked

  783. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    This stinks..But CC just doesn’t have much tonight.

  784. cc October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Ball 1 again

    CC is not good tonight!

  785. bob October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    And Sabathia chokes on cue.

    Game over.

  786. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Boy, if only the Yankees were a come from behind kind of team…

  787. rconn23 October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Like I said. Ignore the numbers. The Angels lineup is nowhere near as fearsome as the Phillies.

    They are a very patient team and are just laying off C.C.’s changeup.

  788. Mark-Cant Touch This October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Not worried yet, come on CC

  789. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Not like the Yankees have never come from behind…

  790. DW October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Time for some runs!

  791. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I think that HR from Utley will wake up CC AND the Yanks.

  792. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    utley looks like a coked out used car salesman

  793. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    There we go. Settle down CC!

  794. Ken October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Ive been screaming all year – the Yankees have got to move that right field fence back a little next year. At least 6 feet deeper Id say. Far too many cheapies. I hate playing in a band box.

  795. JF October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    make he starts pitching inside on the big lefties??? great idea!!!! start throwing hard CC!!!

  796. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    relax guys. jorge stood up on what was obviously strike 3. throwing ump off. then didnt want to walk chase. relax. someone teach jorge to frame a dam pitch please!

  797. m October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Good news. CC’s :mad: . They get nothing else!

  798. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    CC’s going to have to work tonight. But he’s a horse and he’s digging in. Maybe 7 days rest doesn’t work for him.

    Yanks will take this game.

    Nobody said every game was going to be a cakewalk.

    Sorry, smiley, I changed my mind. I’m rooting for the Yankees again.

  799. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Vader
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:52 pm
    Not like the Yankees have never come from behind…

    ******

    Exactly!!! It ain’t over till it’s over

    (and I post the countdown to Game 2)

  800. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Who is Chase Utley’s hero…Gordon Gekko?

  801. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    I remember when David Wells stunk it up on the mound against the Padres. That was the Tino grandslam game.

    Sometimes pitchers don’t have it. And it’s only 1 run. Could be worse.

  802. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    “I hate playing in a band box.”

    Newsflash – YOU don’t play in a band box.

  803. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    cc is mad now, that’s all they will get. watch

  804. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Guys never fear! They only scored 1 run and we are only in the 3rd inning. There is still alot of baseball to play tonight! :)

    Keep the faith! GO YANKEE’S

  805. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “CC doesn’t have it tonight apparently.
    Good luck, Yanks bullpen.”

    One run in 3 innings?
    2 Hits?

    I have to agree with you. Absolutely 2009 Wang like.
    How can Girardi leave him in there?

  806. frostdude1 October 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    CC can probably give us 120 pitches tonight if he settles down. He’s only gonna pitch one more game this series unless we need him half way through Game 7 too

  807. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “Who is Chase Utley’s hero…Gordon Gekko?”

    I know. What is with the slicked back hair?

  808. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Utley hasn’t hit at all in the post season, but that pitch was right there to hit. Hopefully he can keep his pitch count down and battle threw the rest of the game. The Yanks hitters need to wake up.

  809. RalphieD (OPPC) October 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    defeatist attitude by too many fans..

  810. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Sabathia is clearly not sharp but this Yankee offense has been awful this postseason with the exception of some late game heroics.

    Lee is good but he ain’t this good

  811. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Laura–I beg to differ. Being Yankee fans means we are part of the team. The Yankees are a we. So, we do play with them. In spirit, at least.

  812. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “Who is Chase Utley’s hero…Gordon Gekko?
    good one! LOL

  813. michelle b. - 1out till the Big Show! October 28th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Hello everyone!!

    Got home from work in time to see the utley home run. would have been home sooner, but two of my athletes were screwing around and one girl broke her wrist.. so i had to take care of her.

  814. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “Exactly!!! It ain’t over till it’s over”

    —————

    1 run in 3 innings isn’t exactly a problem for CC. It could have been much worse.

    Let’s hope the Yanks have some better at bats the second time through…

    they usually do.

    For the people who are already worried, you should probably find a new hobby. The 09 Yanks are the Comeback Kids and if you don’t know that by now, you’ll never get it.

  815. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    “defeatist attitude by too many fans..”

    Or trolls posing as fans…

  816. Ken October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Laura as a fan it is my right to hate the bandbox element of rightfield. I liked the Old Yankee Stadium better. They need to move that fence back next year. Ive seen too many joke home runs hit this year. Utley’s was another example.

  817. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Bob
    You must be a troll. I only see you on here when the Yankees do something bad.

  818. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    If Swisher keeps swinging like he just did he needs to sit. No one who is in a slump like he is in should be swinging like that.

  819. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Make Lee throw strikes….

  820. Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    what does swisher stare at upwards before his ABs??

  821. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    michelle b–ouch.

  822. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Someone tell Nick Swisher the postseason started.

  823. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    guess i needed to change my tag.

  824. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Does Lee really need help from the umps?

  825. youronthemark-texeira October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Cliff Lee’s 6 yr old daughter could get Swisher to pop up at this point.

  826. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    I thought Swisher was done with the popups

  827. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    There was no way Swish was getting under that high fastball.

  828. rconn23 October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Just not much Yankee hitters can do. Lee is locating every pitch perfectly.

  829. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    make Lee work and add his pitch count pls.

  830. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Blackaccord–His grandmother passed away a couple years back, so he stares toward the sky.

  831. Gary October 28th, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    what does swisher stare at upwards before his ABs??

    Praying he gets a hit

  832. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Ken
    October 28th, 2009 at 8:57 pm
    Laura as a fan it is my right to hate the bandbox element of rightfield. I liked the Old Yankee Stadium better. They need to move that fence back next year. Ive seen too many joke home runs hit this year. Utley’s was another example.

    *****

    Do you still whine when its Derek Jeter or Johnny Damon hitting one there??? You whine a lot

  833. KF October 28th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Laura–I beg to differ. Being Yankee fans means we are part of the team. The Yankees are a we. So, we do play with them. In spirit, at least.

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

    Maybe some just play vicariously through them.

  834. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    well, whoa is me, doom and gloom. I hope the yanks wake the heck up soon.

  835. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Derek Jeter

    clap clap clap

  836. Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Thanks Valerie… He does it for almost every pitch..

    attaboy jeter..

  837. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Maybe next year the Phils can trade another bag of balls for Roy Halladay

  838. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Johnny, I love you!!! Do something good!!!!

  839. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Of course the captain gets on base. Hopefully Damon can get him in.

  840. BigSix October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Jerek Leter –

    Nice one McCarver

  841. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    “Just not much Yankee hitters can do. Lee is locating every pitch perfectly.”

    ————

    not exactly true. though he’s locating most pitches, he’s still missed on some and left pitches up in the zone.

  842. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Tim McCarver just called Derek Jeter “Jerek Weeter”

  843. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    KF–haha. yeah, probably.

  844. EY October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    RISP! RISP!

  845. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    It’s not unheard of

    Utley gives the Phils a lead

    Until the Yanks strike!

  846. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Bernie Williams and Chuck Knoblauch would know exactly what to do with a pitcher like Cliff Lee. They’d give him fits by stepping out before every pitch.

  847. Jhutch October 28th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Lee is missing his spots a lot too, we just look a little off balance…we’ll figure him out

  848. BigSix October 28th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    wth was that Johnny???

  849. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Jerek Weeter…. whap whap whap

  850. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    That was so close to smelling like an infield hit :-(

  851. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Dang ! Oh well.

  852. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    What’s Jeter’s walk-up song???…it sounds familiar.

  853. Mark-Cant Touch This October 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Come on CC

  854. bob October 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Phillies just look like the better team. This series may end up being a disappointing mismatch.

  855. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Damn….It doesn’t seem like Damon picks up the ball out of his hand at all.

  856. Abdababdaserser October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Yankees swinging at garbage. Damon should be benched for making that one swing, it was so pathetic.

  857. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Val g.-

    Its “empire state of mind”

  858. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    “What’s Jeter’s walk-up song???…it sounds familiar.”

    Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z and Alicia Keys.

  859. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    100 pitches of fun…
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    Damn….It doesn’t seem like Damon picks up the ball out of his hand at all.

    *****

    Damon’s numbers against him are awful :cry:

  860. Blackaccord October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Lee at 40 pitches after 3.. make him work guys…

  861. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Lee is at 40 pitches through 3IP.

    not great but the Yanks are generally better the second time through the lineup.

  862. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Don’t get in love with Cliff Lee’s finesse and taking a beautifully-pitched game into the 6th or 7th. If CC can hold it here the Yankees bats can explode at some point. How many times have you seen a pitcher rolling right along in a low scoring game and then all of a sudden the wheels fall off and that outing is history.

    Well, something like that. It isn’t like the Yanks haven’t tagged the ball a few times.

  863. EY October 28th, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    R….I….S….P………..
    ……

    Ugh.

  864. Gary October 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Seems like a familiar pattern. The Philly’s even have the same colors as LA. I’d like to see Hinske soon, Swish has gotten more than enough opportunities.

  865. FeastorFamine October 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Damon should not be in the 2nd spot tonight

  866. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    “bob
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:02 pm
    Phillies just look like the better team. This series may end up being a disappointing mismatch.”

    bob is such a confident troll, he bet the Phillies would win in 3.

  867. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I was expecting JD’s lucky swing….

  868. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    maybe its not…lol

  869. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    CC threw like he was pi$$ed off after that HR.

    Let’s hope it continues.

  870. Rob October 28th, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Man we are boned…Lee is dealing

  871. FeastorFamine October 28th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    CC not look very good eh…

  872. Rob October 28th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    CC has been behind almost every batter, he is off tonight.

  873. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    It’s amazing how much Jayson Werth looks like Edge from the WWE. I want to ask him when he’s gonna team up with Christian again.

  874. BC October 28th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    thats a pretty weak crop of “celebs” :(

  875. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Also helps that CC hasn’t gotten 1 call all night

  876. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Who would you rather the Yankees be facing tonight Halliday or Lee?

  877. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    It’s only Game 1 and some are saying that the Phillies are better, lol !

  878. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    michelle b.–thanks!!!

  879. 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Too much rest for CC. He’ll settle in.

  880. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Don’t put Lee in the same category as Doc

  881. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    If Lee is getting the high pitch called a strike CC should also.

  882. FeastorFamine October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Tim McDonald shut ur mouth

  883. EY October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Rather Lee than Halladay. Doc just kills us, no exceptions.

  884. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Have we had a Kate sighting yet?

  885. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    C.C. looks like he is waking up

  886. gusb October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Phillies just look like the better team. This series may end up being a disappointing mismatch.

    Bob. Suck it.

  887. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “Who would you rather the Yankees be facing tonight Halliday or Lee?”

    I’ll go with C.) Byung-Hyun Kim

  888. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I love how CC is toast and Lee is the best pitcher in the universe after 3 innings.

  889. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Does this ump work for the Phillies ?

    He has given calls to Lee that he is not giving to CC.

  890. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    CC hasn’t gotten 1 borderline pitch all game

  891. Gary October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Message to AJ, you need to throw strikes against this team

  892. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    EY
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    Rather Lee than Halladay. Doc just kills us, no exceptions.

    *****

    Damon hits Halladay well! :-)

  893. gusb October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Like I said Bob. Suck it.

  894. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    they’re not doing the pc richard & sons whistle?

  895. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    this just in -

    over the past 3 batters, CC is clearly superior to Lee.

    I guess CC is back to being an ace and Lee is a bum.

    Is that how it works? or should we just go batter to batter?

  896. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    another non call

  897. FeastorFamine October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    FoxTrax is the most retarded thing ever made

  898. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    JasonR
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    “Who would you rather the Yankees be facing tonight Halliday or Lee?”

    I’ll go with C.) Byung-Hyun Kim

    *****

    I second that!

  899. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    JasonR–haha. good one…and thanks for the song name.

  900. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The 1st pitch was a strike…

  901. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Gardner in CF
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    they’re not doing the pc richard & sons whistle?

    *****

    Good observation! I knew something was missing

    Maybe PC Richards couldn’t afford it

  902. gusb October 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Bob. Suck it.

  903. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Sabathia slings

    Swings and misses, expletives

    Exhaling autumn

  904. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    CC with a putrid 2.25 ERA in the World Series.

    Tex, ARod, Matsui get a second look at Lee.

  905. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    As Kitty would say…let’s score four in the 4th.

  906. m October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Triple,

    As the great Joe Morgan likes to say, you won’t get close calls if you’re all over the place.

    Gary,

    Wouldn’t that apply to all the pitchers? :?

  907. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    “Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    Have we had a Kate sighting yet?”

    Yes, she is sitting next to Kurt Russell.

  908. stacey October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    lets go yanks string some hits together..

  909. stacey October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    lets go yanks string some hits together..

  910. EY October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    At least the second half of the Phillies lineup have been very helpful. It’s just Utley and Howard doing all the damage. Our bats need to wake up…which they usually do after the 4th/5th inning.

  911. FeastorFamine October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    we need a run CMON

  912. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Beautiful pitch to strike out Ibanez. CC getting Philly hitters to chase down and away pitches now.

    Time to score some runs!

  913. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Let me guess McCarver has on his Phillies cheerleading skirt and his pom poms?

  914. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    It just hit me that Joe Buck is white noise. I hear droning in the background but absolutely have tuned him out.

    That’s good thing.

    :)

  915. FeastorFamine October 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    A BOMB coming

  916. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Bob is a troll. As soon as the Yankees do something good he runs away.

  917. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    the bottom half of their lineup is as bad as ours.

  918. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    Have we had a Kate sighting yet?
    *******

    Erica yes they just went thru “celebrities” in the crowd:

    Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Giuliani, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Gordon, Messier (From the Rangers) and even though they did not mention I saw Bernie Williams in the first row

  919. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    how about we ignore “bob”?

    he surely giggles to himself after each of his posts and again after each response to his taunting posts

  920. BC October 28th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Awwwww, Tex was such a cute little kid.

  921. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    trisha–same here.

  922. daver October 28th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    come on Tex…

  923. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Let’s go guys, swing at strikes!!!

  924. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    “Jeremy
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    Bob is a troll. As soon as the Yankees do something good he runs away.”

    Not only is he a troll he is a palindrome.
    Careful, he might be contagious.

  925. rconn23 October 28th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Wow. That 2-0 pitch is one Tex has to not take, but hammer.

  926. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    “Let me guess McCarver has on his Phillies cheerleading skirt and his pom poms?”

    ————-

    If so, I hope Deion Sanders is here to dump a bucket of ice water on him.

  927. bob October 28th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    CLifff LEEEEEE

  928. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    What’s with all this whiffing? And with Tex, no less.

  929. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Tex should have hit the 3rd pitch

  930. Gardner in CF October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Gardner in CF
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    they’re not doing the pc richard & sons whistle?

    *****

    Good observation! I knew something was missing

    Maybe PC Richards couldn’t afford it

    I miss it already

  931. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Yankee bats look great..absolutley stellar.

  932. BigSix October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Time for Tex to think about showing up.

  933. Gary October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Time off and new team hasn’t helped Yankee hitting. Lee is making some pretty good pitches.

  934. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Wow he has them swinging at everything….

  935. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    nice job swinging at balls tex

  936. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    I want an A-Bomb for A-Rod!!!!

  937. Vader October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Alex looks to be getting his long swing back…com’on Alex short and sweet.

  938. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I didn’t like that approach by Tex. He gave him a hanging breaking pitch and does nothing. Then swings at a pitch on the outside that was a ball. Then strikes out.

    He needs to do better than that.

  939. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    bob–there must be some phillies blog you can inhabit. Please.

  940. randy l. October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    with teixeira, i do not understand not swinging at 2-0 on a pitch right down the middle and then swinging at a high pitch on 2-1.

    when lee has to throw a strike . he will throw a strike.

    hitters need to be swinging when he does.

  941. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    A-Rod is anxious again?

  942. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    A-Rod has the right idea. Step out, disrupt his timing.

  943. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Arod did the first smart thing a Yankee has done all night – stepped out right before Lee delivered a pitch. They should do that alllll night.

  944. EY October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Tex is really struggling this postseason. I love his work on the field but we need some production from our #3. Biggest offensive difference so far in this game: Utley and Tex.

    I am sure he’ll recover though…somehow

  945. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Bronx Bombers Girl
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:12 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:08 pm
    Have we had a Kate sighting yet?
    *******

    Erica yes they just went thru “celebrities” in the crowd:

    Kate Hudson, Kurt Russell, Giuliani, Alec Baldwin, Jeff Gordon, Messier (From the Rangers) and even though they did not mention I saw Bernie Williams in the first row

    *****

    Jeez. I clearly don’t pay enough attention

  946. Rob October 28th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Man Lee is dealing, I’m a little bit worried.

  947. bob October 28th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    KKKKKK

  948. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    The Ghost
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    Arod did the first smart thing a Yankee has done all night – stepped out right before Lee delivered a pitch. They should do that alllll night.

    ****

    I will tell Joe Girardi that. I think its a great idea.

    I took off tomorrow so I don’t even care if the game ends at 2am cause they step out after every pitch

  949. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Lee is dealing.

  950. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    the last pitch was ball, I guess

  951. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Well we gotta win tomorrow

  952. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    That was a nice pitch by Lee. At least A-rod had a good at bat.

  953. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    DT-

    I am considering a shower by the Yankee bottom of the 5th

  954. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Yes, Erica, where were you?

  955. Terry from NH October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    swing at strikes for freaks sake

  956. Orlando Chris October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    K-Rod :(

    There’s a reason why Lee was the AL Cy Young winner.

  957. S.A.--Serenity Now October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    alex made him work

  958. Rob October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    That’s not Arod’s fault, Lee is dealing hardcore

  959. DW October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    They need to drive up his pitch count so he has to leave.

  960. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I’m not one for blog policing but in the case of clear trolls who come on and add nothing I feel like they should be booted off

  961. bob October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Bunch of Overpaid old players

  962. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Valerie G.
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    Yes, Erica, where were you?

    *****

    Right here. But the unfortunate layout of my apartment means that when I am typing here my back is to the TV. And I do a lot of typing here

  963. baseballfab October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    A-Rod has struck out in every World Series appearance in his career.

  964. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    He’s not leaving, unless their closer comes in

  965. Rob October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    We have to make him throw lots of pitches and and string a few hits together, at least get that 1 run back. DAMN!!!1

  966. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    well that pitch is Nasty!

  967. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    bob
    October 28th, 2009 at 9:19 pm
    Bunch of Overpaid old players

    ****

    BOB

    Ball Of Bitterness

  968. daver October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    why are they swinging at balls to strike out?

  969. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Scrubs, i swear. They got lee for a bag of balls too

  970. EY October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    We don’t need the home runs yet guys, patience. Just string together hits – singles. Anything. …

  971. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Pathetic effort by the heart of the order.

  972. BigSix October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Yankee Scouting report could’ve followed Lee all season and it’s not going to help Tex make the decision to attack at 2-0 with Alex behind him, or Arod to guess that Lee would NOT throw him a fastball at 3-2.

    Yanks on their own up there.

  973. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Wow Lee looks good. I had a feeling that he would be on his A- Game. We just need to keep it close and get to the Phillies bullpen.

  974. daver October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Our best hope will be if Lee catches a shot off the knee like John Lester

  975. The Ghost October 28th, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Yankees need to force him to throw that change up for a strike. So far they’ve been trying to knock it out of the park. Someone needs to tell them to make believe Wakefield is pitching. The Yanks always knew how to wait him out.

  976. Rob October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I’m not sure they would possible go to the bullpen, Lee could throw a complete game shutout.

  977. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “I’m not one for blog policing but in the case of clear trolls who come on and add nothing I feel like they should be booted off”

    Pete used to do it. It takes people emailing Sam, Josh, etc. and complaining. Short of that they’re not going to do anything.

  978. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Cliff Lee can’t be THAT good…can he? As long as C.C. matches him, no problem. Just as long as the bats are do something in-between!

  979. Eric October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Geez… that 1 run is looking like a lot right now :(

  980. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “DT-
    I am considering a shower by the Yankee bottom of the 5th”

    thanks for the heads up.

    After 4 innings of Lee and his yo-yo – it’s time for the POWER of the shower.

  981. EY October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    That was an ugly inning.

  982. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    “I’m not one for blog policing but in the case of clear trolls who come on and add nothing I feel like they should be booted off”

    ————

    yet people continue to appease them by replying to their posts.

    IGNORE them

  983. Valerie G. October 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Erica–That’s unfortunate. But that’s why you have us :-) Is that a good thing?

  984. rconn23 October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Just no chance against Lee tonight.

    Oh well, it was likely going to be a split in the first two games anyway.

  985. Orlando Chris October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Didn’t need the long pause on Jo-Po’s crotch.

  986. zmaster! October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    we got it if cc can keep them down.

  987. austinmac October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Good pitching gets out good hitting. Lee is pitching better than good.

  988. Carl October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    We need a new post

  989. Pepitone's Hairdryer October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Will someone please get this memo to the dugout:

    STOP SWINGING AT JUNK

  990. Bronx Bombers Girl October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Listen all….Don’t pay this guy/child any attention who keeps making idiotic comments on here…. It’s sad that people who are not Yankee fans have nothing better to do than to try and rag on our team!

  991. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Fanning, one, two, three

    Lee luxuriates for now

    Leave it to the ghosts

  992. antisocial scrooge October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    You’re only digging your grave, Phillies… Only digging your grave… Cause of death? Butt kicking by the Bronx Bombers.

  993. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE WELL I CAN'T HELP BUT BE AWESOME!) October 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    “A-Rod is anxious again?”

    He looks like he is, IDK but his timing is way off tonight. That change up/cutter combo is going to be used against him all series. Phillies bench is charting that location and type of pitch in thier report right now as we were watching.

  994. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    i feel like our hitters dont have a clear plan of attack up there.

  995. jake October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Yanks need to get the offense going…TAKE SOME PITCHES..they are swinging at everything.

  996. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The patience is absolutely brutal. I have never seen them swing at so many pitches in the dirt like they have this post season. Tex and Matsui struggling is really really hurting them.

  997. bob October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Lee is just the better pitcher. The guy is showing what a real number one starter does. CC was just the loser tonight.

    Rollins was right. Phillies in five.

  998. Boston Dave - 4 wins til 27 October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Lee at 56 pitches through 4.

    He’s likely not going 9 at this pace, but the Yanks would be wise to take advantage of hitter’s counts and not let him off the hook in those instances.

  999. daver October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Need to get to the Phillies Bullpen…

  1000. Pepitone October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Just got in.

    What is going on here?

    Where are our Yankee bats?

    Lee isn’t this good, is he?

  1001. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    BD – they are annoying as hell, ignore them or not.

    But karma is a beach. Let them keep putting out their crap here. Each series we’ve played we’ve had idiots from the other team here playing the fool. And each series we’ve won.

    :)

    Keep it up tools!

  1002. michelle b. - i smell a yankee win! October 28th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Dynasty – great stuff! and i hope you are right about the ghosts!

  1003. JasonR October 28th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    The Utley cheapie woke CC up.

  1004. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    We need one lucky swing.

  1005. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 28th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Can we summon some midges please?

  1006. baseballfab October 28th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Everyone chill. Two excellent teams, two great pitchers, this is the World Series, not a bully fest. Let’s let it play out.

  1007. DW October 28th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    New Post

    ->

  1008. Jeremy October 28th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Lee is good. I don’t why some of you think he isn’t. He is the best pitcher on there staff. Lee was a fromer Cy young award winner just like CC.

  1009. BigSix October 28th, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    rconn23 –

    “Oh well, it was likely going to be a split in the first two games anyway.”

    I disagree – I thought for sure Sabathia beats Lee, and a RH starter like Pedro in this ballpark would have a rough go at beating the Yanks.

    I thought we’d go to Philly up 2-0 for sure.

    We can still do that, but our hitters need to be better.

  1010. Yanks Fan October 28th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    CC is settling in. We will be able to push a run across. Lee is legit but we will find a way.

  1011. 100 pitches of fun... October 28th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    The usual good pitching shuts down good hitting is nice…But the offense hasn’t been great the whole post season against any pitchers good or bad. They smacked around Duensing and Kazmir thats it. Also swinging at anything in sight and have left like 50 guys on base.

  1012. DT - OPPC member October 28th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    new post :arrow:

    Yankee fans proceed forward.

    Trolls stay behind and wait for free beer.
    It’s coming. Stay here and wait.

  1013. JZ October 28th, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Rollins is way overrated. Next season I’d like to see healthy mets beat him up

  1014. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    come on……yankee hitters~!!!!!

  1015. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Out of the shower!

  1016. frostdude1 October 28th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    CC is dealin’ now too !!

  1017. Yankee Trader October 28th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    CC is Lee’s best friend. That’s great, CC can get him to sign with the Yankees when his contract is up next year!

  1018. jaybird October 28th, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Lets go offense!

  1019. Erica - always OPPC October 28th, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    new thread :arrow:
    :arrow:

  1020. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Matsui…wake up please. Drink some soki or something.

  1021. Benny Blanco October 28th, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    OMGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGGg

  1022. baseballfab October 28th, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Honestly if the umps blew that one I would have just given up on baseball and watched wrestling

    Aalso, Cano is a putz. That what me look has to go.

  1023. Matt October 28th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Two pitches right down the middle. How can anyone be shocked that a hitter as good as Utley touched them up?

    Just 2 awful pitches, and both times in 2 strike points. Just inexcusable mistakes, especially on 0-2.

    But again, the story would not be these home runs if the Yankees offense, and brains came to play. The Matsui play was about as dumb as it goes, and come on, let’s be serious here. Lee is hanging breaking balls left and right, and the Yankees are just flat out missing them. They are getting themselves out on letter high fastballs and curveballs in the dirt. I’m not impressed with what Lee has done one bit.

  1024. hyderabad October 29th, 2009 at 1:31 am

    come on ………….dudes letz rock….

  1025. Andy October 29th, 2009 at 11:11 am

    I’m happy for Cliff Lee, loved him here in Cleveland. Glad to see him pitching so well in the postseason.

    I think this series is going at least 6 games. Should be a good series. I think the Yankees take Game 2.

  1026. Philly Fred October 29th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

    Philly Cheesesteaks are awesome, and you can only get the best from Philly. (it’s the bread!)

    Phillies overrated? 6-1 in the Bronx tells me a different story. If the Yanks can’t pull out a win tonight, it will be Phillies in 4.


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