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World Series Game 3: Yankees at Phillies (UPDATES with Sabathia named Game 4 starter)

Posted by: Sam Borden - Posted in Misc on Oct 31, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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

Pitching: LHP Andy Pettitte (2-0, 2.37 postseason ERA)

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

Pitching: LHP Cole Hamels (1-1, 6.75 postseason ERA)

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

WEATHER: Cloudy with a chance of showers tonight and temperatures falling from the high 60s during the day to 50s (and maybe high 40s) at night. Medium winds. Check out the full forecast here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees are tied at 1 in the best-of-seven and are three wins away from their 27th World Series title. This is the 54th World Series in which the teams have been tied at 1 game apiece, and the team winning Game 2 has gone on to win the title on 28 of the previous 53 occasions (though only once in the last six).

BATTER VS. PITCHER: Here are the Phillies vs. Andy Pettitte. And here are the Yankees vs. Cole Hamels.

THE SWING GAME: People often talk about Game 3 as the swing game in a World Series and there’s some truth to it: The team winning Game 3 has gone on to win in 35 of 53 World Series that were tied at 1, including each of the last two and nine of the last 10. The lone exception? You probably already know it. The Yankees won Game 3 of the 2003 World Series but then lost three straight to the Marlins to lose the Series.

MAPQUEST IT: The approximately 108 miles from Yankee Stadium to Citizens Bank Park is among the shortest distances between World Series sites. It was 1 1/2 miles from the Polo Grounds to Yankee Stadium (Yankees/Giants); nine miles from Yankee Stadium to Shea (Yankees/Mets); 15 miles between Ebbets Field and Yankee Stadium (Yankees/Dodgers); 22 miles between Candlestick Park and Oakland Coliseum (Giants/A’s); and 98 miles between Memorial Stadium and Veterans Stadium (Orioles/Phillies). Of course, the shortest distance between World Series sites is zero: In 1921 and ’22, all World Series games were played at the Polo Grounds and in 1944 all games were played at Sportsman’s Park in St. Louis.

ELITE COMPANY: Tonight is Andy Pettitte’s 11th World Series start for the Yankees, which is the second-most in team history. Pettitte passes Waite Hoyt and Red Ruffing, and is now only trailing Whitey Ford, who made an insane 22 World Series starts. He is 3-4, 3.90 in his 10 previous starts for the Yankees, and 0-0, 4.26 in one World Series start with the Astros.

HOT TO COLD: Alex Rodriguez had a hit in all nine playoff games leading up to the World Series but is 0-for-8 with six strikeouts in the first two games of the World Series. In case you were wondering, the World Series record for strikeouts is 12, set by the Royals Willie Wilson back in 1980 against – yes – the Phillies.

CAPTAIN CLIMBS: More evidence why Derek Jeter should always be hitting, instead of bunting: After going 4-for-8 in the first two games, Jeter’s career World Series average is .314 (43-for-137) which is fifth-highest all-time among players with at least 100 ABs. Who’s ahead of him? Only Lou Gehrig, Eddie Collins, Babe Ruth and Steve Garvey.

RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: What is the best of the go-to tabloid headlines about an Andy Pettitte start? (Personally, I’ve always been a fan of “PETT ROCKS” as opposed to “ANDY DANDY”, “RAGGEDY ANDY” or any others. For some reason, “PETT ROCKS” always makes me laugh.)

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE-MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Parents Just Don’t Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff & the Fresh Prince.

Back with more later. Joe Girardi is scheduled to be in the interview room at 4:50 p.m.

UPDATE, 4:31 p.m.: Chad here. Sam and I just got to Citizens Bank Park. It’s cloudy with some light rain falling. On the way in, a radio station announced that it’s supposed to start really raining at 7, but it’s not supposed to last too long. The sky doesn’t look especially promising, but the game is three and a half hours away, so these clouds aren’t the ones to worry about.

***BREAKING NEWS***
UPDATE, 5:01 p.m.: Girardi just announced CC Sabathia will start Game 4. Burnett and Pettitte could go short as well. Audio shortly.

UPDATE, 5:19 p.m.: Here’s the audio from Girardi’s interview. The news about CC comes a few minutes in and then he talks more about it near the end.

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UPDATE, 5:26 p.m.: Chad here, back with some notes from Girardi’s beat writer session. We mostly talked more about the decision to start Sabathia, but there were a few other newsy items.

• If the Yankees had a 3-0 lead after three games, it “probably” would have been Chad Gaudin starting Game 4.

• In his press conference, Girardi said Gaudin would be available in relief tonight and tomorrow, but in the session with the beat writers he clarified, saying Gaudin is still an emergency option. He would prefer to save him for Game 5 or 6. Gaudin is simply far enough removed from that Tuesday bullpen session that he could pitch long relief if absolutely necessary.

• Another “probably” answer when asked whether he would announce a Game 5 starter tomorrow.

• Starting Hideki Matsui was never a serious option. Girardi was not convinced that Matsui could move well enough to spend eight or nine innings in the field.

• Matsui is not necessarily the first pinch hitter used tonight. Girardi wants to pick his spot.

UPDATE, 5:42 p.m.: Here’s some audio from Mariano Rivera, who came to the interview room earlier. Mo was asked plenty about how being used for multiple innings (and on back-to-back days) can affect his pitches at this point in his career, as well as his thoughts on Hughes and Joba. Those guys will be important tonight since Girardi essentially admitted Rivera won’t be available for two innings.

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UPDATE, 5:53 p.m.: Whoa, did some of you guys finally get a hold of Tim McCarver??? halloween

(Actually that’s just a picture of what I was doing at this time a year ago – which is to say I was carving pumpkins with my wife and we decided to mess around with a new digital camera)

UPDATE, 6:34 p.m.: Yankees are about halfway through BP. So far, it’s still dry here, though there is plenty of cloud cover. We’ll see.

UPDATE, 7:11 p.m.: Yankees are off the field and it’s raining as the grounds crew rakes the dirt. Not a heavy, heavy rain but definitely noticeable.

UPDATE, 7:37 p.m.: The tarp has been on the field for a few minutes, but the rain seems to be stopping. In fact, I don’t see it raining at all at this point.

UPDATE, 7:48 p.m.: Just kidding. Now it’s raining harder again. Cole Hamels went out to the bullpen but is just sitting there under cover with some other Philly pitchers. There do not appear to be any Yankee pitchers (let alone Andy Pettitte) in the visitors’ bullpen. At this point, I’d say starting on time is pretty much impossible.

UPDATE, 8 p.m.: No official word, but since first pitch was supposed to have been three minutes ago, it would appear we’re in a delay. There was a group of military personnel holding a giant American flag on the warning track for a few minutes, but now they are heading back inside. That could mean we’re not starting for awhile or, I suppose, that we’re starting soon and they’re just removing that part of the ceremonies.

UPDATE, 8:18 p.m.: It’s Chad again, and I feel like I’m back in Scranton looking at a tarp on the field but seeing no rain in the sky. It honestly does not appear to be raining at all. Can’t see any rain in front of the outfield lights. Can’t see any splashes in the puddles on the tarp. I have to assume the grounds crew is expecting rain to start falling again soon, or maybe they’re just leaving the tarp on as long as possible just in case. Surely right field drains perfectly well at Citizens Bank Park.

UPDATE, 8:25 p.m.: It’s Chad again, and this is clearly my fault. A matter of minutes after my last update, it started raining. Weather is clearly not a strength of mine.

UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Word seems to be that we will play baseball tonight at some point, but when, exactly, is unsure. Could be an hour or so. We’ll see. To pass the time, I’ve been ranking my favorite Halloween candy. My current list:

1. Peanut M&Ms
2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
3. Kit-Kat
4. Nestle Crunch bar
5. Snickers

My 6th grade math teacher was always a great house to stop at when I was a kid. She gave out full-sized – like, what you’d buy in a store – Hershey bars and wrapped a word problem (“If Sam has 50 pieces of candy and Chad has 32 pieces of candy …”) around the label. Good times.

UPDATE, 8:50 p.m.:  With Tenth Avenue Freeze Out playing throughout the stadium, the tarp is being pulled off the field.

UPDATE, 9:07 p.m.: Nice job by the cast of Glee with the anthem. Mike Schmidt just threw out the first pitch and we’re (supposedly) about five minutes from first pitch.

UPDATE, 9:12 p.m.: Chad here to point out that the Phillies are now playing “Run This Town” by Jay-Z. I get that it’s a cool and catchy song, one that would get a baseball team pumped for a World Series game, but it’s maybe not the best decision to play a song by the guy who just performed at your opponent’s stadium and remains a New York icon. The Yankees don’t play The Roots or Will Smith before their games.

UPDATE, 9:15 p.m.: Full disclosure: I pretty much love the Phillie Phanatic.

UPDATE, 9:17 p.m.: And we’re off. Rain delay of 1 hour, 20 minutes and it’s 63 degrees at first pitch. Enjoy the game.

UPDATE, 9:35 p.m.: Rollins is all over the base paths already. It will be interesting to see just how much Pettitte can control the Phillies running game. Remember, with Davey Lopes as their first base coach, they’ve got an expert on their bench.

UPDATE, 9:42 p.m.: Nice curve from Pettitte to get Howard and get out of it.

UPDATE, 9:46 p.m.: Wow, first pitch of the inning and it’s a fastball on A-Rod’s arm. You wouldn’t think there would be any intent since he hasn’t had a hit all series …

UPDATE, 9:52 p.m.: Hamels looks like he’s rising to the occasion, at least so far. His change-up – as Chad blogged about yesterday – is critical and it appears to be sharp.

UPDATE, 9:56 p.m.: That actually wasn’t a terrible pitch from Pettitte – it was down, at least – but Werth is having a monster postseason and he flicked it over the left-field fence. 1-0 Phillies.

UPDATE, 9:58 p.m.: So far, Pettitte has gotten out one right-handed hitter tonight (Victorino). That pitch to Feliz was right in the middle and it got crushed off the wall.

UPDATE, 10:10 p.m.: We’re probably going to be seeing some of Alfredo Aceves tonight, as Pettitte has thrown 51 pitches through two innings. Not ideal for the Yankees, who need to start making Hamels work a little harder.

 
 

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1,231 Responses to “World Series Game 3: Yankees at Phillies (UPDATES with Sabathia named Game 4 starter)”

  1. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:05 pm

    3 hours and 55 minutes until Game 3!!!!!!!

  2. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 31st, 2009 at 4:04 pm
    I know I’m late for GTLU – but I don’t want Nick to jump ahead of me in the standings – Jeter, Arod, Tex and um… Pettitte.
    ********

    You forgot MPB Johnny Damon. I think I am going to use my super GTLU powers and ban you :-)

  3. KF October 31st, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Sam wrote:
    More evidence why Derek Jeter should always be hitting, instead of bunting: After going 4-for-8 in the first two games, Jeter’s career World Series average is .314 (43-for-137) which is fifth-highest all-time among players with at least 100 ABs.

    Sounds like he took out a page from SJ’s playbook!

  4. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I am going to do some more errands now that GTLU is over. I will award the winner(s) when I return. Catch y’all later :-)

  5. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    I hope the Yanks win tonight so Girardi even has that chance to think about who should pitch tomorrow. If they lose then the Yanks don’t have a choice it has to be CC. I would pitch CC no matter what. Not only is Gaudin not that good to begin with but he is pitching on a months rest and the dude has never pitched in a post season game(I don’t count the 10-1 9th inning) and your just going to throw him into a WS game. That is way too much to ask. Blanton would definitely out pitch him and Aceves.

  6. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    “You forgot MPB Johnny Damon. I think I am going to use my super GTLU powers and ban you”

    He was the fifth name that popped into my head. According to Borscht Belt rules I could only name 4.

    Shecky Greene would have fined me in kangaroo court.

  7. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    NYY626 is lucky that I’m a sharing kind of girl when it comes to Pettitte.
    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Teixeira 1B
    Rodriguez 3B
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF
    Pettitte P

    Obeying the rules I’m reposting it here, lol. The new thread went up while I was posting it.

  8. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Comet, the Yanks at -118 means that you would have to bet $118 to win $100 (plus your original wager) if the Yanks win the game. That straight win/loss bet is called the Money Line.

    The Run Line means that the Yanks have to win by -1.5 runs, or really by 2 runs to cover it. That line is at +135, so a $100 wager wins back $135.

  9. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Man, I missed GTLU. :(

    Stupid Jehovah’s Witnesses! :mad:

  10. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Wow. Sounds like Philly will be really chilly.

    I feel bad for all the kids in Callie. It’s hard walking block to block wearing a Halloween costume in 79° weather. Thank goodness there’s no humidity. :D

  11. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Sun Devil, are you an ASU Sun Devil?????

  12. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    no, just a naughty devil

  13. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    Lucky for you.

  14. Comet October 31st, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Thanks very much Nick!

  15. Gardner in CF October 31st, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    a late submission but I think you should accept it anyway

    Jeter 6
    Damon 7
    Teixeira 3
    Rodriguez 5
    Posada 2
    Cano 4
    Cabrera 9
    Gardner 8
    Pettitte 1

  16. gfd October 31st, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Angel
    what does a Jehovah Witness have to do with this thread?
    I know a lot who are Diehard Yankee fans,that couldn’t be stupid.if so sign me up!

  17. sw1000 October 31st, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    i’m at school in philly – will be at the game tonight behind third base, anyone else going?

  18. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 4:33 pm

    They knocked on my door and hence I got delayed in posting my lineup, gfd.

    I have nothing against them at all, except when they come to my door.

  19. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Oh gawd. :

    I just remembered Tim McCarver played half of his career in Philadelphia, including the 1980 phillie team that won a championship.

    http://cardboardgods.files.wor.....ver-79.jpg

    He’ll probably be wearing his old phillie uniform under his sweater, tonight :(

  20. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    I am going to rule all the late lineups accepted.

  21. Bret the Hitman October 31st, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    THHAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!

  22. Steve October 31st, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I would go with Gardner in CF and move Melky to RF for tonight’s game. I would rather see us try and manufacture some runs than rely on the big inning. We are not hitting and we need to go with our best defense and add the running game to the mix. Gardner can leg out some hits and if he gets on base then he is running threat. Keep Swisher, Hinske, Mats and Hairston on bench for late inning pinch hitting and substitutes.

    I know Gardner is going against a lefty but I do not think that really matters here. Swish has a huge hole in his swing and we need to cut down on the strike outs and hope to at least get a few productive outs that move runners up or get runs across the board.

  23. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 4:38 pm

    He’s been wearing it unashamedly since the first game of the series, Sun Devil.

  24. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Let’s do this. Go Yankees

  25. upstate kate October 31st, 2009 at 4:39 pm

    Steve
    then who do you use as a PR?

  26. gfd October 31st, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Sun Devil
    He happened to mention that game 1.Why do you think his game play is soooo bias,besides the usual Yankee payroll hate fest?

  27. WIN TONIGHT!! October 31st, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Let’s go Yankees! Let’s make it 2-1 Yankees so can all breathe a little easier.

  28. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    They need to address Gardner’s swing. Tell the kid, ‘you’re fast, level your swing and use soft hands.’

    They did this with Willie Wilson and he started getting on base. That uppercut swing of his is doing no one any good. I’m not sure why K-Long hasn’t successfully communicated this to him.

    I think Wilson, who was not a great hitter, actually hit .330 doing this, the year they should have beaten the Phillies. After that, Wilson reverted back to that uppercut swing, and hit significantly lower.

  29. ADam October 31st, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    SS Jeter
    LF Damon
    1B Tex
    3B Arod
    C Posada
    2B Cano
    RF JHJ
    CF Melk
    P Andy

    6 strong from Andy with a lead and were up 2-1… Biggest game of the series tonight’s game is the difference from going to NY up 3-2 or down 2-3… IMO…

  30. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    I’ll accept the last few submissions only cause there is no line up posted yet.

    (And Angel is my friend ;-) )

    But from now on pay attention people!!!!!!!

  31. pat October 31st, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    “I am going to rule all the late lineups accepted.”

    :shock:

  32. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 31st, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    Man, I missed GTLU.

    Stupid Jehovah’s Witnesses!
    *****

    Is that code for cute little trick or treaters??

  33. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 31st, 2009 at 4:34 pm
    I am going to rule all the late lineups accepted.
    ******

    Oh really?????? :shock:

  34. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Gardner in CF-

    Know what I like about you??? You always have Gardner in your line ups :-)

    If words could make wishes come true

  35. Westerner99 October 31st, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Chad / Sam – why do you let them clog the boards with nonsense like “guess the lineup?” Quantity does not mean quality. It clogs the board and you lose more of a chance of real baseball discussion – not that much is happening without SJ or CB.

  36. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    So I just discovered the Blockbuster where I live is closing.

    Which is really the only video store left remotely close to me.

    I am not much of a movie person (I watch WAY too much tv to have time for movies), but the closing of my Blockbuster is making me think I should consider Netflix.

    Do any of you out there have Netflix? If so, what do you think of it?

  37. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    Westerner99
    October 31st, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Chad / Sam – why do you let them clog the boards with nonsense like “guess the lineup?” Quantity does not mean quality. It clogs the board and you lose more of a chance of real baseball discussion – not that much is happening without SJ or CB.
    ******

    Actually, I disagree. Guess the Line Up actually generates conversation… about the line up.

    And since I don’t recognize your handle at all, I am guessing you aren’t much of a poster here anyway

  38. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    LOL no… it was actual Jehovah’s Witnesses. Not the dressed up variety.

    I would have been happy to be late due to Trick Or Treating kids, they’re welcome.

    I wonder if Nick is dressing up as a sumo wrestler or ninja fighter for Halloween? He might need to after making that ruling. :D

  39. Westerner99 October 31st, 2009 at 4:58 pm

    And even more great baseball discussion – Netflix pros and cons.

  40. raymagnetic October 31st, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Let’s hope we stay away from Raggedy Andy today.

  41. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    TylerKepner: CC will start game 4

  42. ? October 31st, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Erica
    your rules are meant to be broken,eh?

  43. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Westerner99
    October 31st, 2009 at 4:58 pm
    And even more great baseball discussion – Netflix pros and cons.
    *****

    Okay then Mister. Since you obviously have so much baseball insight and wisdom to share, why don’t you get the ball rolling and start a baseball conversation?????

  44. Westerner99 October 31st, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Guess the lineup clogs the board and permeates the lineup complaining that occurs every day. Don’t try to defend yourself…if you need it to feel important, that’s you.

    Rarely do I post because of all of the trolls. The 2007 board/blog back when Pete first started…those were the days of great baseball discussion. Not GTLU, OPPC, and other garbage.

    CB, SJ…come back, please!!!

  45. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Welcome back Nick Swisher. Please hit

  46. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    2 hours and 59 minutes until Game 3!!!!!!!!!

  47. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Westerner99
    October 31st, 2009 at 4:55 pm
    Chad / Sam – why do you let them clog the boards with nonsense like “guess the lineup?” Quantity does not mean quality. It clogs the board and you lose more of a chance of real baseball discussion – not that much is happening without SJ or CB.
    ******************
    Really? I disagree entirely. CB and SJ as excellent posters as they are, are NOT the reason for the existence of this board. There are more than a few other people who post on this board regularly who are able to discuss baseball in an intelligent and educated manner.

    Perhaps if you got down off your high horse and contributed instead of making drive-thru posts complaining about a lack of quality posts, there’d be more of it in the absence of SJ and CB.

  48. Mike October 31st, 2009 at 5:02 pm

    Glad to see Girardi made the right decision about game 4

  49. Blackaccord October 31st, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    ***BREAKING NEWS***
    UPDATE, 5:01 p.m.: Girardi just announced CC Sabathia will start Game 4. Burnett and Pettitte could go short as well.

    ————————————-

    That’s not really breaking news.. everyone knew it right?

  50. Westerner99 October 31st, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Netflix opinions…on a World Series game thread? Seriously.

    Go back to the GTLU. It gives you a purpose.

    I’m heading over to the field for the game.

  51. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    Westerner99
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:01 pm
    Guess the lineup clogs the board and permeates the lineup complaining that occurs every day. Don’t try to defend yourself…if you need it to feel important, that’s you.

    Rarely do I post because of all of the trolls. The 2007 board/blog back when Pete first started…those were the days of great baseball discussion. Not GTLU, OPPC, and other garbage.
    ******

    I have no need to defend myself cause I have done nothing that needs defending. You are entitled to your opinion. I have done nothing wrong. And I am sure Sam, Chad, and Josh are really upset about a daily game which generates lots of posts daily and page clicks.

    So may I suggest you either start a very high quality baseball discussion that you so desperately want or you stop criticizing me

  52. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    Peter actually started the blog back in 2006.

    There were trolls back then too. I can assure you of that.

  53. Mike October 31st, 2009 at 5:04 pm

    LETS GO YANKS !! NO RETREAT. NO SURRENDERE!!! THIS IS SPARTA !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  54. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    # Westerner99 October 31st, 2009 at 5:01 pm

    Guess the lineup clogs the board and permeates the lineup complaining that occurs every day. Don’t try to defend yourself…if you need it to feel important, that’s you.

    Rarely do I post because of all of the trolls. The 2007 board/blog back when Pete first started…those were the days of great baseball discussion. Not GTLU, OPPC, and other garbage.

    CB, SJ…come back, please!!!

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

    If you don’t like GTLU then skip over it.
    CB and SJ have been around, but baseball discussions don’t revolve around them. You have something to discuss? Well let’s go-start talking

  55. Blackaccord October 31st, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Erica,

    if you are not a regular movie watcher, better go with Red box..1$ a day and its available in most grocery stores..

  56. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    The weather on Long Island is just miserable – no rain, but dark, cloudy and very windy. This has been the worst autumn I can remember – and it’s normally such a beautiful time. I wonder what the weather is like in Philly

  57. upstate kate October 31st, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Actually I think there is less complaining about the lineups now, thanks to Erica.
    There are lots of posts that don’t have much to do w/ baseball…sometimes it is a way to pass time while waiting.

  58. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “UPDATE, 5:01 p.m.: Girardi just announced CC Sabathia will start Game 4. ”

    This is breaking news? That’s like announcing that Richard Simmons is gay. :P

  59. Dan October 31st, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    Erica – Netflix is great. The only thing you lose is the instantaneous convenience (although they have a lot of on demand movies as well). I would definitely recommend the 2-at-a-time program, and if you watch several a month then you end up saving over blockbuster.

  60. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Westerner 99

    You’ve been here before. You should know what it’s like. Mostly Yankees and baseball talk with a little other stuff interspersed when there’s nothing new to discuss.

    GTLU actually is a lot of fun for people, it does lead to some discussion, keeps the whining about Girardi’s lineups to a minimum and Erica runs a very tight ship – it does not take over the blog at all.

    Seriously, is there really anything new to say about Gaudin vs. CC in Game 4? And there’s 3 hours before game time. Relax. :)

  61. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:07 pm

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

    Upstate Kate
    Doreen
    NYY626
    Steveoh
    Woland
    KF
    Blackaccord
    Dave F
    Frank from Chatham, NJ
    Drive 4-5
    vin
    William Buckner
    Angel

    Updated standings will follow. Tomorrow’s game is at 8:30. I am going to start GTLU at 3pm and close it out at 4:30.

  62. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:08 pm

    Notice that my ruling was enforced.
    Westerner99, thanks for your input. And thanks also for using the yankees.com site to bold your name. If you need it to feel important, that’s you. ;)

  63. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    That’s good, Westerner99. Perhaps you’d find some fans there at the game that are more on your level.

    Sheesh. Nothing to contribute but criticism?

  64. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:09 pm

    Hmm, not sure how I feel about CC going on 3 days rest again. Sure he did in Milwaukee, but he ended up exhausted and burnt out. Joe should have waited until tonight’s game has been played. If we lose, fine – bring CC back on short rest. If we win, let Gaudin try and get 5 innings against Blanton. I don’t like this because now AJ and Andy have to go on short rest. I don’t love it for AJ and I hate it for Andy.

  65. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    I am surprised that Girardi would announce his plans for game 4 before this game has even started. Very odd…

  66. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    Who’s gonna throw out the first pitch?

  67. mario October 31st, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    is someone going to clue him in that it’s “at-bat” song, not “walk to the plate music” ? corny man

  68. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:11 pm

    “I don’t like this because now AJ and Andy have to go on short rest.”

    Why?

  69. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    LOL. I like my http://www.theskyisNOTfalling.com to bold mine. In fact, I like it so much thinking of starting a blog or something with that name, lol – seeing as none exists.

    Is he incapable of starting what he deems to be intelligent conversation himself without the presence of CB and SJ? Apparently not.

  70. Eric October 31st, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    What the heck? Are you sure that is the lineup? Where is Matsui? The guy hits a huge HR on Thursday and he gets benched? Just because there is a lefty on the mound Girardi benches him?

    Hey Joe… I wonder if your statbook mentioned that .atsui KILLS lefties? The guy is our DH… just leave him there and stop overmanaging because there is a lefty on the mound…

  71. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:08 pm
    Notice that my ruling was enforced.

    ******

    What can I say? Your opinion means that much to me ;-)

  72. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    LOL. I like my http://www.theskyisNOTfalling.com to bold mine. In fact, I like it so much thinking of starting a blog or something with that name, lol – seeing as none exists.
    *****

    Oooh- you should do that!!!! Can I be a guest writer?

  73. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    UPDATE, 5:01 p.m.: Girardi just announced CC Sabathia will start Game 4. Burnett and Pettitte *could* go short as well.
    ****************
    Its not etched in stone though, Betsy. The word is could for AJ and Pettitte

    No sense in worrying until *could*, becomes *will*. The will i’d imagine is dependent on the result of tonights game.

  74. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    # Laura – Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “UPDATE, 5:01 p.m.: Girardi just announced CC Sabathia will start Game 4. ”

    This is breaking news? That’s like announcing that Richard Simmons is gay. :P
    ============================================================

    I just think he has a bad perm.

  75. BFARBS October 31st, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    eric its not because its a lefty its because matsui cant play the field and tehres no dh spot. i have the feeling joe is regretting not egtting him into a game this year because he would like to play him now

  76. haiku-man October 31st, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Nesn.com has a thread up stating twice the Yankees were looking at bringing Pedro aboard.

    1st after 2004,Big Stein told him he would have to cut his hair.

    2nd this past summer,Cashman said the reports on his health were true.He was advertised as throwing in the 95 range,but was really throwing 87-88,and he wanted 5mm.

    Pedro signed with Philly for Philly 1.5mm with incentives,Cashman was aware Pedro had lowered his asking price,whew,Yankees dodged that ball!

  77. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Why what, Nick? Why I don’t like Andy/AJ on short rest? I just think it’s unnecessary for AJ at this particular point (Joe did not have to make a decision right now – that bothers me. He should have waited until after this game) and Andy hasn’t done it in years.

  78. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    Eric
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:13 pm
    What the heck? Are you sure that is the lineup? Where is Matsui? The guy hits a huge HR on Thursday and he gets benched? Just because there is a lefty on the mound Girardi benches him?

    Hey Joe… I wonder if your statbook mentioned that .atsui KILLS lefties? The guy is our DH… just leave him there and stop overmanaging because there is a lefty on the mound…
    *****

    You are right. Joe Girardi is crazy for thinking that Matsui shouldn’t DH and that Andy Pettitte would do a better job hitting. Fire Girardi!!!! :roll:

  79. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    I’m excited to see the Glee kids sing tonight.

    I think AJ and Andy will be fine on short rest. Let’s just win tonight. 1 game at a time

  80. gary October 31st, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Well Swish’s one day trip to the time out chair over. Looking pretty weak again at the bottom, Cano, Swish, Melky, Andy

  81. pat October 31st, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Eric

    you need to use a :wink: when you’re kidding.

  82. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 5:17 pm

    Eric October 31st, 2009 at 5:13 pm

    What the heck? Are you sure that is the lineup? Where is Matsui? The guy hits a huge HR on Thursday and he gets benched? Just because there is a lefty on the mound Girardi benches him?
    ===================================================

    how many games have you watched this year?

    His knees are shot. He didn’t play a single game in the field this year.

  83. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:18 pm

    No, Betsy, why do AJ and Andy HAVE to go on short rest because CC is?

    He’s not the boss of them.

  84. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 11 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 40 different winners. In a very intense competition, we now have a 5-way tie for 1st place! Remember there is a minimum of 2 rounds left now (max 4), so every win counts!!! Here are the players with 2 or more wins:

    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 5 wins- 10/7, 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/22
    Blackaccord – 5 wins – 10/7, 10/16, 10/19, 10/29, 10/31
    Fran- 5 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24, 10/28
    Upstate Kate – 5 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/16, 10/19, 10/31
    Vin – 5 wins – 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24, 10/31
    NYY626 – 4 wins – 10/9, 10/19, 10/24, 10/31
    Rob in VT – 4 wins -10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/28
    Andrew33 – 3 wins – 10/19, 10/22, 10/28
    Dave F – 3 wins – 10/24, 10/28, 10/31
    Doreen – 3 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/31
    Ed H – 3 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    Frank from Chatham – 3 wins – 10/20, 10/22, 10/31
    KF – 3 wins – 10/11, 10/19, 10/31
    Shawn- 3 wins- 10/16, 10/22, 10/28
    Arliss – 2 wins – 10/9, 10/22
    Christina -2 wins – 10/11, 10/19
    Hokiehill -2 wins – 10/20, 10/28
    Iiicollies –2 wins – 10/22, 10/28

  85. raymagnetic October 31st, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Richard Simmons is gay :shock:

    Next thing you’re going to tell me is that Liberace was gay as well. :shock:

  86. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    I love Netflix. I have live Netflix streaming on my TV.

    Aww, poor Eric. I guess the whole National League park, means National League rules escaped him. :D

  87. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    I’m actually getting a little tired of all these “Oh Noes! CB and SJ aren’t around, there can be no intelligent conversation!!!1111!!!OMGG!!!!zz!!” posts.

    I really like both their contributions to this blog, but that is just not true.

  88. pat October 31st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    “He’s not the boss of them.”

    I guess 1 Ace beats a pair in this card game.

  89. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Angel, my real problem is CC tomorrow. If they lose tonight, then fine – CC instead of Gaudin to even the series up. If they win, then it makes no sense to pitch CC on short rest. Also, AJ on short rest is almost certainly written in stone unless Gaudin is going to pitch against Cliff Lee in game 5. If the Yankees are up 3-1, that will happen, but if they are tied 2-2, it’s going to be AJ (though knowing Joe, who knows?)

  90. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:12 pm
    LOL. I like my http://www.theskyisNOTfalling.com to bold mine. In fact, I like it so much thinking of starting a blog or something with that name, lol – seeing as none exists.

    Is he incapable of starting what he deems to be intelligent conversation himself without the presence of CB and SJ? Apparently not.
    *******

    Can you imagine how mad that dude would have been if I started talking about the muppets?? :-)

  91. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    …watching the 69 mets/orioles series on mlb channel with frank robinson in right field for the orioles and thinking the yankees could use a right fielder.

    it’s strange , but i don’t remember much of that world series.

    oh yeah, college in LA in 69 … forgot about that :)

  92. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    Nick, I explained about AJ above. If AJ pitches game 5, which he will have to do if the series is tied 2-2, then Andy has to come back in game 6 unless you want Gaudin to pitch.

  93. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    randy l.
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:22 pm
    …watching the 69 mets/orioles series on mlb channel with frank robinson in right field for the orioles and thinking the yankees could use a right fielder.

    it’s strange , but i don’t remember much of that world series.

    oh yeah, college in LA in 69 … forgot about that
    *****

    You aren’t as old as you make yourself sound!

  94. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I used to talk baseball on here more often than I do now. There is a reason for that.

  95. raymagnetic October 31st, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    CB and SJ have been here.

    Can’t expect Cashman, Brian (CB) here during the World Series.

    I do find it hilarious how some posters have given CB and SJ cult status on this blog.

    For all we know they are both teenagers who have been put on punishment from the blog.

    Maybe someone called SJ’s mother and told her what he’s been doing on the internet.

  96. austinmac October 31st, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    Erica, Netflix is very good. They have many movie distributers so you get the movie the next day. No more late fees.
    Go Yankees.

  97. Ham Fighters October 31st, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    im watching the 69 series too. ryan is in there, in relief with a 5 run lead and he cant control his fastball, walks a guy and now he’s got 2 on and they have to get thier closer up. reminds me of a certain young fireballer we have who sometimes has trouble when he comes on in relief.

    lets hope the yankees dont make the same mistake the mets did.

  98. ......? October 31st, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    Betsy
    just up Ms negative please!!

  99. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    He might have done the whole muppet 180 head turn, if you’d have done that! :D

  100. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    None of that is written in stone, Betsy.

    AJ will only pitch game 5 if Girardi thinks that’s a better option than starting Chad “I was a bad Padre!” Gaudin — which I think it would be regardless of the situation.

    I think CC pitching game 4 is more about CC than AJ.

  101. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    Ham Fighters
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:25 pm
    im watching the 69 series too. ryan is in there, in relief with a 5 run lead and he cant control his fastball, walks a guy and now he’s got 2 on and they have to get thier closer up. reminds me of a certain young fireballer we have who sometimes has trouble when he comes on in relief.

    lets hope the yankees dont make the same mistake the mets did.
    ******

    Which one are you talking about. The Yankees have two that could fit that description. I am guessing you mean the one who could also be a character in Star Wars

  102. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I’d really like to see the Yankees score early and often, to allow our bullpen to get in some work and hopefully regain some confidence, and limit Pettitte’s pitch count.

  103. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 31st, 2009 at 5:27 pm
    He might have done the whole muppet 180 head turn, if you’d have done that!
    ******

    I’ll try that next time :-)

    Anyway, I am going to try to make a dent in my DVR.

  104. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 5:28 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Can you imagine how mad that dude would have been if I started talking about the muppets?? :-)

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

    Yes, I can :D

    http://ironkyle.files.wordpres.....34da6e.jpg

  105. Ham Fighters October 31st, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    erica i deliberatly didn say which b/c i knew some would thing of joba and some would think of phil.

    i was thinking of joba myself.

  106. Joe from Long Island October 31st, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Betsy – I respectfully disagree with you.

    CC is not in the same boat as last year with Milwaukee, where he was abused for September. He got more than usual rest for his starts for the whole month of September (as did AJ and Andy). The innings were managed this was specifically for the purpose of using these guys on 3 days, as needed. Well, it’s needed. In the WS, you’re not saving guys for something down the line. This is it, and because each game is so much more precious than the regular season, you go with you best. You don’t have games to throw away on the Chad Gaudins of the world.

    I can clearly remember guys in the 60′s and 70′s going on 3 days rest in the WS. Heck, I can remembe Bob Gibson going in games 1, 4, and 7 in ’67 and 68, and doing pretty darn good, although Mickey Lolich, on 2 days rest, beat him in Game 7 in ’68.

    I understand you’re anxiety, but, the games don’t get any more important than this.

  107. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    randy l -

    You make me feel like a youngster! I was 11. The Mets in 1969 was my first World Series experience.

    Notice how Nolan Ryan is not doing so hot in relief here! :lol: He turned out okay, right?

    I’m noticing how slim the umpires are and how quick they get to the base to make the calls.

    I’m noticing there’s not much extraneous garbage coming out of the mouths of the announcers.

    I’m remembering how much I liked to listen to Lindsey Nelson, Curt Gowdy and Tony Kubeck.

    I’m wondering how the Mets managed to win 100 games and the WS with the likes of Wayne Garrett, Tommie Agee, Cleon Jones, Bud Harrelson and Jerry Grote, to name a few.

    (I know, they also had Tom Seaver, Jerry Koosman, Gary Gentry.)

  108. ......? October 31st, 2009 at 5:31 pm

    Betsy
    is negative all the time,that’s who she is doom and gloom.Azaz on the earlier thread said it best.

  109. Ham Fighters October 31st, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    i remember the met’s great catches in that series the most. agee’s were both pretty good but swoboda’s catch in that series was one of the top 5 catches ive ever seen in any game.

  110. Bret the Hitman October 31st, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    With CC slotted for Game 4, I suspect Gaudin is out of the picture and Girardi will manage a 3 man rotation. Again, if our relievers can execute, we’re playing to a strength since we have a deep bullpen and 3 excellent starters.

    So I foresee CC in Game 4, Burnett in Game 5, Pettitte in Game 6 and CC again in Game 7.

  111. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    “Next thing you’re going to tell me is that Liberace was gay as well.”

    I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but yes – he was. Shocking, I know. :P

  112. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    The relievers need to get their act together because at 39, Mo can’t pitch two innings a night for 3 straight games. That means that either Mo (Hughes), Larry (Joba) or Curly(Bruney) is going to have to grow a pair and pitch like they are capable of pitching.

  113. Ham Fighters October 31st, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    i live 10 miles from cbt and i’ve never been to a world series game in my life. i wouldnt pay more than $200 to go to a baseball game, to me, more than that amount is preposterous for a baseball game. but if the price drops to $200 (currenty around $275 on stub hub), im grabbing a ticket and going to the game.

  114. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    Nick, I’m not making this about AJ – I’m saying that starting CC on short rest has consequences for the rest of the rotation.

    Joe, I’m not anxious at all, I just disagree with you. I’ll concede the point that CC will likely be fine. We have yet to see AJ pitch on 3 days rest as a Yankee and Andy hasn’t done it in years. I know I’m repeating myself, but I haven’t been given one reason as to why Andy will be his usual self on 3 days rest or why there isn’t any reason to doubt his effectiveness on 3 days rest.

  115. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:35 pm

    “…Pettitte in Game 6 and CC again in Game 7.”

    If necessary.

  116. G. Love October 31st, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I think tonight is Swish’s last chance at starting the rest of the series.

    If he has abysmal at bats again tonight, he’s done for the series other than pinch hitting duties.

    I hope he can do something. Hairston may not have lit the world on fire the other night, but he had a nice opposite field hit to finish the night that Swisher hadn’t even come close to replicating in recent memory.

    Someone smarter than me wrote it was good to have a contact hitter in the lineup to break up all the swing for the fences that has been going on in the post season.

    Swisher is looking for a HR first and a walk second. Considering the pitches he’s been chasing he’s doing a horrible job.

    We need him to step up and show something tonight. These games seem to find him in key moments all the time.

  117. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    Over/Under(set at 2) on the number of mistakes the umps make tonight. I say over

  118. Ham Fighters October 31st, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    i live 15 miles from citizen’s bank park that is, sorry for the typo

  119. ryan October 31st, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    ATTENTION ALL FACEBOOK MEMBERS:

    My sister created a “Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Suck” Group on facebook….please join and pass along to fellow Yankee fans (or haters of Buck & McCarver). Here is the link:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=166423493426

  120. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    “I do find it hilarious how some posters have given CB and SJ cult status on this blog.”

    raymagnetic-

    they are both pretty solid.

  121. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Ham Fighters, just do it! If you can go to a game, go to a game!

    Betsy, I think CC is a better option than Chad Gaudin. There are no throwaway games.

    Play today, win today, dassit.

  122. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Ham Fighters, please disregard what I said. It was based on a 10-mile distance.

  123. Bret the Hitman October 31st, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    If necessary.

    Yes indeed.

    I’m expecting to lose 2/3 in Philly worst case scenario.

    Of course I’m hoping the Yankees close out the Phils in 5. John Kruk might just might cry on national TV.

  124. raymagnetic October 31st, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Laura,

    OMFG, I don’t believe it!

  125. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    Betsy-

    In 1965 Koufax pitched games 5 and 7 on two days rest- the first on 10/11/65 a CG 4 hit shutout, topped off on 10/14/65 with another CG, 3 hit shutout against the Twins, in Minnesota.

    Those were the days when men were men.

    In fact Juan Marichal and Warren Spahn were locked in a shutout and manager Alvin Dark came out to remove Marichal in the ninth inning. He told Dark that as long as the old man [Spahn} was still pitching, he was staying in the game. Marichal beat Spahn 1-0 in 16 innings!!!!

  126. pat October 31st, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    Gotta go do the trick or treating thing with the kids unless someone here would like to volunteer……

    I seem to remember looking forward to it more the first 12 years but doorbell duty sounds awful appealing this year.

  127. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    I knew Swish was going to be back in there but I definitely don’t like it. He hasn’t hit or even looked good at the plate the whole post season why would one day off help him?? Hamels is going to own him with changeups and curveballs in the dirt. It’s time to move on and if he doesn’t hit today or even drive the ball then he better not start another game. It’s just wasting a spot in the lineup.

  128. raymagnetic October 31st, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    “raymagnetic-

    they are both pretty solid.”

    Randy,

    They’re solid but I enjoy reading what other posters have to say as well.

    Including you, even though we disagreed big time about the whole “Generation Trey” thing.

    They don’t make or break the blog for me.

  129. Bret the Hitman October 31st, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    G. Love. I would’ve preferred Hairston for the very reason you mentioned. There’s an imbalance of anxious hitters right now trying to swing to hard and do too much in one at-bat. Hairston keeps it simple. Although Swisher has the better results, for this lineup and the way they’re looking so far, I think adding a hitter with a different approach might influence a few of the others and help them perform better overall as a lineup. Cano and Melky in particular need to swing to put the ball in play. They’re capable of making contact on any given pitch.

  130. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    If the Phillies beat CC twice, and AJ once (likely game 5 starter), they deserve to win the WS.

    If the Yankees can’t hit Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, and the Philly BP, they deserve to lose the WS.

    It is really that simple.

    If the WS gets to YS, and if the Phils can beat Andy +/- CC at home, they deserve to win.

    If the Yankees let Cole Hamels, Joe Blanton, and the Philly BP beat them, they deserve to lose.

  131. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    pat -

    I’ve got no more kids to take trick or treating, but I’ve been on doorbell duty intermittently since 1:30 pm. Yes, that’s when the first group arrived. Now, there’s the dinner time lull. I’m just wondering if there will be many after dark, since it’s a Saturday and I expect the teens to be at parties (as well as parents of the younger set).

  132. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 5:44 pm

    I haven’t been given one reason as to why Andy will be his usual self on 3 days rest or why there isn’t any reason to doubt his effectiveness on 3 days rest.
    **************************
    Nobody can guarantee that Andy will be fine though. Thats just not possible. It’s the World Series. Anything can happen.

    There’s always reasons to doubt though, and that goes for anything.

    Half of winning the World Series seems to be about gambles that pay off or don’t. Will Charlie Manuels decision to let Lee pitch a complete game affect him for his next outing? Did Manuel leave Pedro in too long? Will Girardi’s decision to go with essentially a three man rotation hurt IF the series goes to a game 7?

    If you’re looking for guarantees or reasons not to doubt, you won’t get them from me, lol.

  133. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Andy and AJ all could go short?!

    Yes, that’s one way to lose WS.

  134. CM October 31st, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    C’mon Andy!!!

  135. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Nick, I agree with that…….I guess it shows how little depth the Yankees have in their rotation that they are practically forced to stretch it to it’s limits.

    G Love, I almost would have preferred Hairston tonight. Swisher is the better player, obviously, but he’s been horrid. How many days off does this guy need to clear his head? I don’t think he’s all of a sudden going to turn it on……..and he’s one of the few in the lineup we can remove. No matter how badly Alex, Tex, Cano, etc…….are doing, you just have to go with them and hope they come through. Nick is not close to being of that caliber.

  136. Ham Fighters October 31st, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    for alot less than $200 i can take my wife out to dinner at our friend’s carribean restaurant down the street, donate 50 bucks to the food bank, then go home and watch the game on tv.

    i just cant justify more than $200 for a baseball game. im a huge fan and i’ve been to hundreds of games in stadiums across the country, but that much money for a baseball game is just more than i could ever justify.

  137. Gardner in CF October 31st, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Gardner in CF-

    Know what I like about you??? You always have Gardner in your line ups :-)

    It’s one of my finer qualities.

    Actually one game I had him out and the Yankees lost. So even if I don’t think it’s what Joe G will go with, I can’t let that happen again.

  138. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    “I’m noticing how slim the umpires are and how quick they get to the base to make the calls.
    ”I’m noticing there’s not much extraneous garbage coming out of the mouths of the announcers.”

    doreen-

    i was thinking the same thing. the announcers spent more time describing what happened rather than their opinions about what happened.

    some of the umps hustled so much they were right in the action of the play.

    there was a foul ball between the first baseman and catcher and the ump ran right with them and was practically interfering with the play in his haste to see if they would catch it.

    some network would do well to cover the game in a retro way.

  139. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Angel, good points! Lee will probably be fine, but I did think it odd that Manual let Lee throw so many pitches in a blow out.

    Doreen, we don’t even answer doors anymore. We just leave a tin full of candy out and then replenish until our supply is gone. This way, we don’t have to keep answering the door.

  140. BBFan October 31st, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Girardi simply said that AJ and Andy could go on short rest. He did not say this will.

    It really depends on where we are after 4 games. If we are up 3-1 which is likely, then it can be Gaudin. I do not think Girardi will waste AJ against Lee, of course assuming Lee will be as good as in game 1.

  141. raymagnetic October 31st, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    Betsy,

    The Phils have Joe Blanton, an 86 year old Pedro, a terrible Cole Hamels and then they have Cliff Lee.

    That’s not a lot of depth right there.

    CC, AJ and Andy are better starting pitchers than what the Phillies are trotting out there.

    Try not to worry so much. You’re worrying about what’s going to happen in games 6 and 7 when there might not even be a game 6 or 7.

    If/When the Yankees when the World Series, you’ll be worried about how they’re going to repeat instead of enjoying the championship they’ve just won.

    Learn to enjoy the moment. At the moment the Yankees are in the WS which is tied up 1-1 and they have Big Game Pettitte on the mound. Enjoy the moment! I can guarantee you’ll NEVER see this exact moment again!

  142. G. Love October 31st, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Believe me, if I was the manager Swisher would be done for the series other than pinch hitting.

    Between Hairston, Gardner and Hinske, I would rather see a Hairston Hinske platoon in RF at this point.

    I think keeping Bret as a pinch run option late in games is important and his at bats aren’t particularly incredible of late either.

    Swish has lost the faith of the fans and his manager to some extent.

    He has to produce tonight. If the pressure of the playoffs are too much for him, then he’ll go out tonight and do more of the same and we probably won’t see him start another game.

    I also wonder to what extent his offensive melt down will lead Cashman to look for other corner OF options if he doesn’t come back and hit in this series.

    My feeling is the Swisher who came out of the gates red hot this season is in there somewhere. He has to show it. Now. End of story.

    Melky and Cano are having far better at bats than Swisher.

  143. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    raymag

    Couldn’t have said it better. Enjoy the moment.

    Two good teams, one of them the one you root for, playing in the World Series.

    Enjoy it for what it is.

  144. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 5:53 pm

    The bullpen really has to step up. Mo can’t go 2 innings again in the series unless it was game 6 or 7 with a lead. If he does over pitch his stuff will not be as good. For the most part I trust Robertson and Marte. Hughes and Joba need to step up a ton if they want to win this.

  145. BBFan October 31st, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Just a hunch :)

    Our offense will score 10 runs today and Mo does not have to pitch. And Nick will star in the offense.

  146. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    G Love

    Last time Girardi sat Swisher in the regular season he turned around the next day and went 4/4.

    Let’s see what happens. Girardi is closer to the team than any of us will ever be.

  147. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    Is it gametime yet?? It feels like its never going to start!

  148. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Ray, everything you said is true…..I can’t argue it a bit. The game is in a couple of hours, so I’m done worrying about game 4 – and will just enjoy the possibility of another Yankees WS.

    It’s nice that this WS is getting good ratings. I love baseball and it’s always depressing to see people tuning out…..

  149. G. Love October 31st, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan,

    I hope that’s the case tonight. We need him. We need to score runs tonight early and often.

  150. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Why doesn’t Girardi trust Nady anymore??????????

  151. Frank from Chatham, NJ October 31st, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    randy l.

    I went to grade school with FR… he towered over us! At Moorestown, NJ

    :)

  152. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    Betsy
    I can’t believe you would take Gaudin over CC in game 4.
    Why ? Because Lee is pitching game 5 ?

  153. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 6:00 pm

    “They’re solid but I enjoy reading what other posters have to say as well.
    Including you, even though we disagreed big time about the whole “Generation Trey” thing.”

    raymagnetic-

    yeah, there were some sparks flying back then and some good baseball discussion.
    the bumpy road they have taken shows how difficult is is to develop really young pitchers, yet if they weren’t developed, the yankees wouldn’t be quite the same team.

    i think my position was always that it takes longer than people think to develop young pitching. the one phrase that just drove me crazy was ” he has nothing further to learn in the minors”.

    i think a bit of a up and down process is good because a young pitcher can come up and see where they are at and then go back down and add something they need.

  154. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    SJ and CB have nothing more to learn on this blog.

  155. NYYanksFan October 31st, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Yankees greeted by boos in Philadelphia. The laughing and smiling must be how they hide their hurt.

    http://www.webcastr.com/videos.....hilly.html

  156. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    Swisher should not be in the lineup. The guy sucks !

    I hope they put Hinske in the lineup for game 4 against Blanton.

  157. XLJ October 31st, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “• Matsui is not necessarily the first pinch hitter used tonight. Girardi wants to pick his spot.”

    —————-

    Smart move by Girardi Matsui is a great clutch hitter you have to same him for a big spot in the game.

  158. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Darn, I missed GTLU. I just got back from running errands. I think I’ve become addicted, and I’ve only played like 3 times. :)

  159. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    From Sherman: only 2 ways Gaudin starts: rainout removes 3days option or pettitte says physically can’t go on 3 (little chance of that)

  160. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    It’s starting to rain in Philly. But it should be gone by game time.

  161. Cindy G October 31st, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    So, did CB and SJ disappear when Pete left?

  162. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    “Is it gametime yet?? It feels like its never going to start!”

    christina-

    no kidding. the games seem to take forever to come. at least now there’s three games in a row .

    frank in chatham-

    robinson scares people. i was a bullpen catcher in spring training for a knuckleball pitcher on robinson’s 1990 orioles when it was just pitchers and catchers and robinson even scared the major leaguers. i have very little recollection of him because my strategy for staying there was for him to not know i was there :)

    mlb channel has some good shots of game BP and some good conversation.

  163. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Cindy G October 31st, 2009 at 6:10 pm

    So, did CB and SJ disappear when Pete left?

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

    No, they have been around posting here still

  164. Steve October 31st, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    I hope that Hammels pitches like he has in the post season so far. This would be a great night to get the bats going. We need to get a nice lead for Andy and hold on.

  165. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 6:17 pm

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

  166. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Erin
    October 31st, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    Darn, I missed GTLU. I just got back from running errands. I think I’ve become addicted, and I’ve only played like 3 times.
    *****

    You did pick up a win once!

    GTLU tomorrow from 3-4:30 :-)

  167. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    ‘SJ and CB have nothing more to learn on this blog.”

    good one nick in sf :)

  168. Yankee Fan in VA October 31st, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    The second-shortest distance between ballparks in a World Series (not counting the three WS when all games were at the same park) is 5.3 miles in the 1906 Series — between West Side Grounds (Cubs) and South Side Park III (White Sox). The clubs alternated parks that year. Oddly enough, the visiting team won each of the first five games — the only home team to win a game was the Sox, who won Game 6 and thus the Series.

  169. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Jeremy, I explained why – and it’s not because I think Gaudin is a better pitcher than CC. I would rather have CC on regular rest if possible…….If we lose tonight, then CC is, of course, a no brainer for game 4.

  170. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 6:20 pm

    Erica, I’m very proud of my win!! I will definitely be playing tomorrow. :)

  171. CUZ October 31st, 2009 at 6:22 pm

    Here We Go Yankees Here We Go. Clap! Clap! Clap!

  172. raymagnetic October 31st, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    Randy,

    I have learned a lot about what goes into developing pitchers since that time.

    I can see now that Joba and Phil are still in development nearly two years later.

    Your insights on the situation also taught me a lot as well.

  173. Betsy October 31st, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    LOL that video was hilarious – I only recognized a few players and John and Suzyn. The mediots are making Philly fans out to be a bigger influence than they really are. The Yankees have always played well on the road and they have played in places like KC where fans threw coins at them. The best way to deal with such fans is to quiet them by beating the home team.

  174. Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    I think that SJ44 liked Pete’s engagement in the commentary.
    Love him or not, Pete was always there, ready to jump in to monitor or just add his opinion. Gave a certain spirit to the board. That spark is gone.

  175. MattNYNY October 31st, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    If Cole Hamels is not throwing his curveball and cant get his fastball over for strikes in the first two innings…he is going to get absolutely hammered.

  176. Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    HUGE game for Pettitte. Check out this graphic of Andy’s postseason track record vs. that of Hamels.

    http://visualbaseball.wordpress.com

  177. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    raymagnetic-

    thanks, the back and forth teaches us all something if we pay attention. the one thing the blog has done with me is make me aware of who the young players are in the yankee system. so few ever made it before, i never paid much attention until they were actually on the yankees.

    anyone that reads the blog is very aware of players long before they arrive.

  178. Russel October 31st, 2009 at 6:31 pm

    The Yankees need to beat Hamels and abuse the Philly pen tonight. They have played two games so far and have yet to really abuse the Philly pen.

  179. Gardner in CF October 31st, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    MattNYNY October 31st, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    If Cole Hamels is not throwing his curveball and cant get his fastball over for strikes in the first two innings…he is going to get absolutely hammered.
    —-
    Every pitcher gets “hammered” when buck and mccarver do the game.

  180. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 6:34 pm

    Very nice graphic, Pinstripes. Thanks.

  181. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 6:37 pm

    thanks for the Girardi audio!

  182. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    randy l -

    A retro broadcast? That would be cool.

    Betsy -

    Ah, I don’t mind answering the door so much. Especially for the little ones. They’re adorable.

    What will be, will be.

    Watch and remember how awesome our Yankees have been all year:

    http://www.dailymotion.com/vid.....down_sport

  183. Abdababdaserser October 31st, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    Every pitcher gets “hammered” when buck and mccarver do the game.

    ______________

    I don’t know about the pitchers getting hammered, but I certainly contemplate it when they are announcing. CHEERS!

  184. Sam Borden October 31st, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    Vrsce, no doubt Pete was a unique blogger who deserves all the credit that he receives. To say that neither Chad nor I get involved in the comments, though, is inaccurate. Personally, I do my best to put most of my thoughts and/or news into the main posts so that everyone – including those who don’t participate in the comments – can see them. To me, that seems like the best way to serve the largest audience.

    I also think you guys – both the regulars and those who drop in – generally have terrific dialogue going and don’t need me interrupting. The games, contests and back-and-forth within the comments have been – and remain – some of the best parts of this blog. That’s the bottom line.

  185. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 6:39 pm

    too funny. on mlb channel.

    jeter just butchered a routine ground ball in BP .

    and michael was in a taped interview saying jeter had something like 63 errors in his first year in pro ball.

    i can’t tell you how this live action and close ups of live BP makes me feel like i’m right there.

    you don’t usually see this. good stuff

  186. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Sam: You, Chad and Josh have been doing a great job. Thumbs up from me. :)

    Ah Doreen-I was looking for that video!. Thanks for the link

  187. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Not the Special Olympics -

    Go Away. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Just go away.

    Do you any idea how offensive your post is to me?

    If you have nothing intelligent to add, just go away.

    By the way, I happen to know some special olympians. They would put you to shame.

  188. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    S.A. -

    You are quite welcome. I found that I wanted to be, needed to be, reminded what a great season this has been.

    And it’s a real upper!

  189. KF October 31st, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Don’t forget that after the game tonight clocks get reset back an hour.

  190. ShamWow October 31st, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    WOW Sam;
    That picture tells something about your subconscious.

  191. oh no she didn't.... October 31st, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    Betsy

    stop stealing other peoples terms,I seen “medidots” used by someone else the other night on a game thread,that plagiarism.

  192. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    KF
    October 31st, 2009 at 6:46 pm
    Don’t forget that after the game tonight clocks get reset back an hour.
    *****

    I have already accounted for this in my countdown to Game 4 :-)

  193. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 6:48 pm

    thanks KF.. Almost forgot about that.. My clocks actually auto-reset last week an hour which confused the heck out of me.

    Where is Erica for the countdown!

  194. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Sam and company have hit the perfect tone. Let the comments flow without interference. I thought Pete at times got a bit too involved.

    Going back to tonight, the issue is how much do the Yankees really want it? This is the type of pitcher they feasted on in the regular season. Citizens in HR heaven for strong righties, which the Yankees have and the Phils do not, which the exception of Jayson Werth.

    Andy should be decent (3 ER or less in 7 IP).

    None of this 10 men LOB, 0/7 RISP nonsense. That just won’t fly tonight. Hopefully Pettitte gets up with men on base that he can bunt over.

    My bold prediction: 8-2 or 8-3 Yankees. This is the type of pitcher that they do this to. Just relax and hit.

  195. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Not the Special Olympics
    October 31st, 2009 at 6:35 pm
    Here’s a quote for all you retarded haters out there: Arguing on the internet is like running in the Special Olympics. Even if you win, you’re still retarded
    ***********************************
    How about this quote?

    It is better be silent and thought a fool, than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.

    I can’t believe people like you are depriving convicted felons of oxygen.

  196. randyhater October 31st, 2009 at 6:49 pm

    Sam,

    I’m with Vrsce. Milquetoast diplomacy is fine for the Yankee Captain, not so much for a Yankee Blogmaster.

    More edge, less “I’m okay, you’re okay.”

  197. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    October 31st, 2009 at 6:48 pm
    thanks KF.. Almost forgot about that.. My clocks actually auto-reset last week an hour which confused the heck out of me.

    Where is Erica for the countdown!
    *****

    Watching Thursdays “Parks and Recreation”

  198. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Sam -

    Love the picture!

  199. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    1 hour and 10 minutes until Game 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  200. KF October 31st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Erica,
    I have already accounted for this in my countdown to Game 4 :-)

    I would have expected nothing less from you as you’ve been so diligent with the countdowns.

  201. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    1 hour and 10 minutes until Game 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    —————–
    Yay! Shes back!

    Sam- Whats on the menu tonight in Philly? Should I assume a nice cheesesteak?

  202. Al October 31st, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    yeah… what will this blog ever do without pete and his constant shots at A-rod and Girardi and the new stadium….. id much rather read commentary about empty seats and Arod’s love life than objective reporting.

  203. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    In the beginning Pete used to interract in the comments section with us. It was a back and forth, give and take.

    In the last couple of years though, as the blog got bigger he only seemed to post to insult or take issue with commenters. Sometimes it was deserved, but sometimes it wasn’t.

    I like Sam’s approach much better.

  204. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 6:54 pm

    Render today to today. Worry about tomorrow, tomorrow. Or something like that.

    And while I’m at it (one of my favorites): Blessed are the flexible, for they shall not get bent out of shape.

    Try going with the flow for once. The water is actually pretty warm!

    Okay, now back to that thing which has interfered with the ability to pay much attention to the Yankees, at least at this point. Halloween.

    :(

    But I wanted candy and people opening their doors when I went out, so ya gotta give back.

    :)

  205. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 6:55 pm

    I shouldn’t have copied that post to respond to it. :( Just stuff like that makes me very angry for persona reasons.

    Sam, would you mind deleting my response? Thanks.

  206. Doctor J October 31st, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    Pete shpwed his true colors when he joined the Globe… anyone check out his twitter lately? Same ol’ pot shots that he always took when he was here. He is a sox fan… let him stay in beantown

  207. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    Angel,

    I agree.

    In the beginning, I would address some posts directly to Pete and he would engage in some back and forth with people.

    But the blog population became bigger and more diverse, and some of the comments became adversarial and Pete started to “fight back.”

    I, too, like the way Sam and Co. are managing the blog.

  208. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    JMO, but I like these new guys (Chad, Sam Josh) WAY better than Pete. Pete turned into a jerk and a bully. He’d never post except to attack somebody. Sometimes it was deserved. Sometimes it wasn’t (as Angel said).

    AndPete denied over and over that he was biased against A-Rod, even though it was glaringly obvious. I mean, really. Just say you know the guy and you dislike him, don’t deny it.

  209. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Just read the comments to Sam. I’m with the “you are doing a great job, keep up the good work!” crowd.

    I have seen Sam and company interact with posters. Maybe the toughest time to do it is while they are being paid to cover a world series. They have a lot more to do, IMO, than read our posts and respond.

    I love the feel of their blog. Of course part of it could be that nobody on the new team has felt the need to call posters names! I think that’s a good thing.

  210. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Sam’s hands-off approach is much preferred over Pete’s constant belittling of commenters.

    I didn’t post as much when Pete ran the blog, because I feared I would be personally attacked if I disagreed with his opinion, or merely voiced some support for A-Rod. No one should be made to feel that way, and I felt that Pete owed his commenters some semblance of respect since they helped his blog become a success.

  211. KF October 31st, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    trisha,

    What’s your take on Arod breaking out of his slump tonight?

  212. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I am trying to follow a Zen approach (this is no joke).

    Do not desire; do not be disappointed. Just be.

    Do not ange, do not take offense, just be.

    Just be. A very wise approach to life, IMO.

  213. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    It was nice to see Stick on pre-game.

    I was a little disoriented when I saw him. My first thought was: “I didn’t know Neil Young liked baseball. I’d think he’d like hockey. Gosh, he’s gotten old.”

    As far as the trick-or-treaters go, I am in scary Jack Nicholson mode answering the door:

    “Yankees or Phillies?” Big grin.

    “If you answer riii-iiight, you get extra caaaaannnnn-deeeeee!”

    So far, this has been met with stunned silence, and a few conspiratorial glances among the kids, who can’t get away from my door fast enough.

    Hopefully, they’re spreading the word to avoid the house, so we can watch the game in peace :D

  214. ?? October 31st, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Anyone tell me what happened to the YES PREGAME?

    I left the room and it ceases to be!!

    WHAT GIVES?

  215. bru October 31st, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    MattNYNY
    October 31st, 2009 at 6:28 pm
    If Cole Hamels is not throwing his curveball and cant get his fastball over for strikes in the first two innings…he is going to get absolutely hammered.

    ———————————————————–

    you just dont know what will happen

    your statement applies to every pitcher

    hamels can pitch a gem or get bombed.
    same with pettitte

    our starting pitching has been great so far in the playoffs & ws.

    cc only gave up 2,burnett 1

    it once again will come down to pitching & timely offense

    if we can hit hamels & tomorrows pitcher i think we can win the series because lee alone is not enough & pedro is a 5 inning pitcher

    if we can win we are up 2-1 with cc going against blanton looking to go up 3-1

  216. yanksfan October 31st, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    I KNOW Re: Pete NOOT liking Arod

    PETE’S obvious distaste towards arod made you almost think AROD stoled his girlfriend. ROFL.

    PETE’S GIRLFRIEND.

  217. Rose October 31st, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Hope Swisher snaps out of his funk.

    Girardi should give Robertson a chance to start an inning, like he does with Hughes.

  218. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    the pregame is is on from 6-7, not sure why they do it that way. Hard to find entertainment for that 57 minute gap.

  219. Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    Sam Borden

    Sam, I was not suggesting that you and Chad are anything less than total professionals, with great baseball knowledge. Plus you put tremendous energy into the blog.

    Perhaps you are too polite or maybe the blog has become less contentious.

  220. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Doreen
    October 31st, 2009 at 6:42 pm
    Not the Special Olympics -
    Go Away. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. Just go away.
    Do you any idea how offensive your post is to me?
    If you have nothing intelligent to add, just go away.
    By the way, I happen to know some special olympians. They would put you to shame.
    =====

    Doreen, your kids are very fortunate.

  221. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Wait? I missed the pregame?

    Darn.

  222. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    October 31st, 2009 at 6:52 pm
    Erica – always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    1 hour and 10 minutes until Game 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    —————–
    Yay! Shes back!
    ********

    I’ve been checking in. I am just trying to use this pregame time to catch up on a little more TV.

    I shouldn’t have much left to watch tomorrow :-)

  223. BBFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    “Sam’s hands-off approach is much preferred over Pete’s constant belittling of commenters.”

    This blog has been more blogger friendly since Pete left.

    Pete’s strength was giving more regular updates compared to other beat writer blogs. However, Sam, Chad and Josh trumphed him with fantastic updates which are always baseball related.

    This is a much better blog today.
    And, Pete continues his whining against A-Rod, Girardi et al in his new digs where he gets hardly any comments posted.

  224. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Coke is being interviewed.

  225. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Even though Pete was hired to cover BOS, he was sent to PHI to cover the World Series. I heard him ask Mo a question in the audio clip.

  226. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:09 pm

    Take the zen approach

    Just be.

    And hit the hanging curve across the street, please.

  227. Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Be the ball.

  228. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    PittsburgghYankeeFan: Well, that too. :-)

    BTW, want to make clear Zen is NOT my religion-I just admire the philosophy.

  229. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    swisher in lineup = yanks have 7 batters tonight

  230. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Wait,

    Pete’s passive aggressiveness was a little concerning. I’d never share them, but some of his emails to me were bizarre, to say the least…

  231. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    JZ

    Swisher in the lineup: 3/4, 2 RBI, 1 HR.

  232. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    The more I hung around the blog, the less respect I had for Pete. He was just not nice to the bloggers. Sam, Chad, and Josh so far have been pretty good to us bloggers.

  233. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    KF, I think Arod will break out of his slump based on a few of the balls he hit right on the screws last game. That’s always a good sign. I don’t count the first game of the world series. I don’t think many Yankees were going to hit Cliff Lee, absent a 2 by 4!

    Wait, I think that is an awesome philosophy, I seriously do. I think it is akin to unconditional love. You give it expecting nothing back. You give it because it makes you feel so good to do so. That’s probably why it is relatively easy for me to cheer on this team and support individual players’ “bad moments”. I love them through thick and thin. Yes, even Posada, whom some have (erroneously) accused me of hating because I felt more comfortable having AJ paired with Molina!:D

    They’re ours; they are out there trying their hardest. To me, everything else is gravy. Yes I do believe in them and believe 27 is on its way. But they own every bit of me no matter what happens. I can’t bring myself to deride this team. It would diminish me, and it would diminish what they are to me.

    It definitely works for me.

    :)

  234. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Pete, like his team, should now a non-entity on this blog. Who cares?

  235. Rgr October 31st, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Pregame is usually 6-730 because of the nets playing, they cut it a half hour. You have a half hour of the office, and then Ozzie guillen for a half hour of terrible commentary on fox

  236. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    I do not think A-Rod will break out of his mini-slump (can 2 games really be a “slump”?). However, I think that Tex is starting to hit the ball well. He hit well the last three games of the ALCs and he had that huge HR yesterday. So I don’t think we necessarily need A-Rod to hit great.

  237. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Pete, like his team, should now a non-entity on this blog. Who cares?

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

    Agreed. At some point we need to move on from Pete. He’s not here anymore.

  238. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Wait,

    I agree, but I do think, deep down, Pete is a good guy.

    I think he probably was abused in some way – don’t mean physically, I mean mentally – in his younger days, and it deeply hurt him and made him lose faith in people. What makes me say that? Just a hunch, but I think people – kids – are cruel, and sensitive people are easy targets.

    I know he did things like help Latin players with their english, and other kind acts. I think his “bulliness” comes from being bullied. But you get the sense, he’s the kind of person that would help a stranger in a pinch.

    People are complex. Him hating ARod was tough to stomach as a Yankee fan, but I think if you met Pete in a diner or on a train, he’d be a guy you’d shoot the breeze with and sense his humanity.

  239. SWISHER SALUTE! October 31st, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    Seriously I’ve read so many comments about Pete the past 2 weeks I can’t take it anymore. The best attention to give him is none at all so he suffers in that garbage city Boston – where the chubby tool belongs.

  240. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Pittsburgh,

    I don’t “care” in any obsessive sense, and I’ve yet to visit his new blog.

    I was never chummy with him here, and called him out several times. But just as he demonized ARod, people are demonizing him (I suppose turnabout is fair play, but if you’re interested in the truth of something, it’s kind of pointless).

  241. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    In the end, I don’t realy care about Pete. Moving on.

  242. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Mitch Williams predicting an 8-6 Phillies win… no surprise there.

  243. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    So A trick or treater just came to the door. I answered in full Yankee garb. He’s about 13 he’s with his little sister. He asked “You a Yankees fan”? I said “of course go Yanks”!
    He said “me too” as his mom whoops it up from the sidewalk.
    The Kicker – Guess who he was dressed as?
    Erica? Erin?

  244. BBFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    We have excellent blog hosts in Sam, Chad and Josh.
    They are very objective and focus on baseball not some silly stuff at gate A7 at the airport.
    Let us enjoy it.

  245. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Raining in Philly. Tarp’s going on the field, a la MLB television.

  246. SWISHER SALUTE! October 31st, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    Who’s Mitch Williams? Must have a ton of baseball knowledge predicting 8 runs off one of the best October baseball pitchers ever to play the game… ahahaha I hope he wasn’t serious

  247. marie October 31st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Trisha (or anybody),
    Do you think A-Rod will be affected by all this embarrassing gossip about him, which conveniently (for some) just so happened to start up the day the World Series began? I think there is an evil plot to get to him mentally. Is US Weekly, the tabloid supplying all the gossip, based in Philly? LOL.

  248. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    rain delay again

  249. Dave hendler October 31st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    Anybody with weather update?

  250. Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Mitch Williams predicting an 8-6 Phillies win
    =================================================
    I am shocked that he can count that high.

  251. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    OK–my last comment (hopefully ever) on Pete.

    The guy is a die hard Sox fan (he admitted it in an interview on a Mets blog in early 04–he had the link blocked from the Lohud page, and you can find it if you search hard enough).

    How he started a Yankee blog, and weathered the constant Sox abuse for 4 years, is beyond me. The guy is a true pro.

    That being said, he’s gone to his hometown club now–vaya con dios, and drink responsibly, my friend. So says “The Most Interesting Man in the World” on the Dos Equis commercials.

    We now have a group here who I think actually are fans of the team as well as excellent beat writers. I’m all for honesty, and I’m happy that guys who run the blog actually like the team.

    Now go Yankees, crush Hamels, and put the Phils is a 2-1 hole with Blanton versus CC tommorow!

  252. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    pouring in philly – tarp is on the field…

  253. BBFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I do not think that silly stuff affects A-Rod.
    He will bust out today and every one will start singing his praises.

  254. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Personally, I hope ARod is having a laugh riot.

    Rain, rain, GO AWAY! :)

  255. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes October 31st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Vrsce,

    Yeah, he’s not the brightest light in the building. Enjoy the game, folks. Time to change rooms and watch with the crew here.

    GO YANKS!

  256. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:23 pm
    So A trick or treater just came to the door. I answered in full Yankee garb. He’s about 13 he’s with his little sister. He asked “You a Yankees fan”? I said “of course go Yanks”!
    He said “me too” as his mom whoops it up from the sidewalk.
    The Kicker – Guess who he was dressed as?
    Erica? Erin?
    *****

    Ernie??????

  257. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    I hope Mitch Williams meets someone dressed as Joe Carter.

  258. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Mitch Williams predicting an 8-6 Phillies win
    =================================================
    I am shocked that he can count that high.

    ———

    not only that but he predicted a “KING COLE” for the evening. how can someone be a king if he gives up 6 runs? lol…

  259. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    no surprise to Pete.
    He’s RedSox fan after all, so naturally he’s Yankee hater.

  260. Don October 31st, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Nice remark by Sam about Tim McCarver!

  261. Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Let’s hope there is no rain delay, it will only help the Phillie rotation.

    Curse Bud Selig and his poofter World Baseball Classic.

  262. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    I hate rain on game day.

  263. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    Let’s hope there is no rain delay, it will only help the Phillie rotation.

    Curse Bud Selig and his poofter World Baseball Classic.

    ———

    i’m a fan of the WBC…but let’s be fair, there’s no predicting rain…it was 70 degrees today…

  264. gary October 31st, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Checked Philly radar looks like a large band of rain out there

  265. vin October 31st, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    “I hope Mitch Williams meets someone dressed as Joe Carter.”

    This made me very happy.

    :lol:

  266. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Mitch Williams-closer for the Phillies-gives up a walk off homer to Joe Carter of Blue Jays and Phillies lost WS. He never was the same and is lucky to have a job.

  267. Rob NY -- 2009 The Road to Redemption October 31st, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    @Sam’s 6:39 post: I haven’t been able to comment much this season with both an internship and finishing up my last year of law school but I have been following the blog, and to a lesser extent than in the past the comments. Not to create an ‘atta boy’ post but You, Chad, and Josh have been doing great and made as seamless a transition as I think anybody could have hoped for. It is, however, always nice to see the interaction down here in ‘the trenches’ so to speak between the proprietor(s) of the site and the commenters. Always loved it when Chad did it over at his former blog and loved when Pete did it here. Sort of makes the place feel that much more personal. So to the writers who dedicate their lives to this and everybody who may remember me from years past keep up the great work, it definitely makes my Yankee watching experience that much better.

    Paging Mr. Jeter, 26 minutes, you’re on.

  268. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    The game will be played.

    Late, but it will be played.

  269. pat October 31st, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Trick or Treating called on account of rain and enough sugar gathered.

  270. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    Oscar my fovorite Muppet!

    A harbinger of VICTORY!

  271. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    fox coverage is absolutely terrible…just hokey production and hosts. i don’t get it…you pay billions to cover the sport and put on such a terrible production.

  272. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 7:32 pm

    “KF, I think Arod will break out of his slump based on a few of the balls he hit right on the screws last game. That’s always a good sign.”

    alex struck out three times in four at bats. he put one ball in play and i remember it being to left field which is not a good sign with alex.

    he looked awful in his at bats and his weight shift looked like he was was trying to pull everything. very unbalanced and not the swing he was using for the past two months which was short and balanced with many balls hit up the middle and the opposite way.

    hamels will eat him alive with his change up on the outside corner if alex doesn’t get back to his balanced plate coverage.

    if alex adjusts, alex is alex. good things happening when he stays within himself.
    the yankees really need him to get it together.

  273. vin October 31st, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    “I hate rain on game day.”

    So you’ve hated every game day this year? This year’s weather has been crazy for the Yanks.

  274. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan-I certainly hope so, but where is your info from?

  275. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Ken Rosenthal runs between the raindrops, of course he’s dry.

  276. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    Can you imagine how the Twins games will be next year without the dome?

  277. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    vin-Yep. Every time.

    Global warming strikes again.

  278. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    I have never seen a bigger collection of DORKS in my Life. Fox Sports.

  279. John October 31st, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Anybody know a good live stream? I have mlb.tv., but the odd camera angles drive me crazy. Thanks!

  280. gfd October 31st, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Of course rain,in almost November Selig baseBall,where injured
    players aren’t a concern.

  281. Vrsce October 31st, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    Ken Rosenthal runs between the raindrops, of course he’s dry
    ============================================================

    He is such a greasy little toad that the rain runs off.

  282. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    Wait tii the World Series

    Weather.com.

    The big rain band is going through Philly right now, and there is a minor one right after that. My guess is no longer than one hour.

    This came through Pittsburgh this AM, and was playable after about 45 minutes.

  283. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    randy, the truth squad!

  284. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Looks to me like we’ll play at 9:30 or 10:00.

  285. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Mitch Williams was the “Wild Thing,” correct?

  286. RalphieD (OPPC) October 31st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    “Looks to me like we’ll play at 9:30 or 10:00.”

    good thing your not a meteorologist lol

  287. KF October 31st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    randy l.

    I agree that Alex didn’t look good at the plate in the last few games.
    I’m an optimist, and hoping that with the day off and working with Kevin Long he brings his A game tonight. He seems to guess at pitches and with Hamels being esentially a 2 pitch pitcher if he doesn’t expand the strike zone and let’s the game come to him I think he could have a big night against Hamels.

  288. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Mark Grace, Eric Karros, Ozzie Guillen, Ken Rosenthal… an extremely unlikeable bunch.

  289. haiku-man October 31st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    They asked Ozzie,what to look for as an indicator that Andy’s not on his game.

    Ozzie said I faced him as a player,and a coach,he’s a;ways on his game.Ozzie was at a loss for words.

  290. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Yes, PYF, I think he was.

  291. Sun Devil October 31st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Why is Mark Grace wearing a Halloween mask? Ooops, my bad, it’s actually his face :lol:

  292. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    RalphieD-Why is that? I’m not watching TV. They just say something on MLB or Fox different than that?

  293. muffin stump October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Go Yanks!!! Go (away) rain!

  294. Carl October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!!!!! Guarantee a trip back to the bronx!!!!!!!

  295. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    More waiting, just lovely. Might be time to take advantage of the free taco thing at Taco Bell tonight.

    Erica, do you have any programming suggestions? This show about people not knowing they are pregnant is getting old. The FOX pregame is lame in itself also.

  296. mick October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    cant wait any longer…lets get it on!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  297. mick October 31st, 2009 at 7:41 pm

    cheiistina

    dont do it lines are loooong

  298. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    McCarver not wearing red to support the Phillies? Color me surprised…

  299. muffin stump October 31st, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Are they saying that rain is on the way? Doesn’t look like it’s raining now.

  300. RalphieD (OPPC) October 31st, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    “RalphieD-Why is that? I’m not watching TV. They just say something on MLB or Fox different than that?”

    yes…fox says the rain is stopping and at most it should be a minimal delay..actually it looks as if they are starting to take the tarp off…

  301. sar515 October 31st, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    6-5 yanks

    an A-Bomb and Jorge juices one

  302. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:42 pm

    Oregon vs. USC is good alternate programming.

    Notre Dame vs. Washington St. probably less so, unless you like blowouts.

  303. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    Ralphie-Ah, good. Thanks for the update.

  304. mick October 31st, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    well at least i can watch knicks opening home intros……god help us

  305. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    I am happy to say that I have listened to not one second of TBS or Fox this postseason.

    I have to say it’s kind of weird listening to Suzyn and Sterling while clips of “Ninja Assassin” are on the screen.

    However, Suzyn and Sterling, whatever you say about them, are part of the Yankees. That’s what I want on during the game, not a semi-senile former catcher who took one too many to the mask trying to appeal to the lowest common denominator.

  306. vin October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    “He is such a greasy little toad that the rain runs off.”

    There’s no way he’s greasier than Utley.

  307. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Erica How good was Community this week? Batman was awesome.

  308. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    marie – good question. If you noticed in the past, adverse publicity didn’t seem to negatively affect Arod, especially the kind doing with extramarital affairs! He played some of his best baseball after that incident in Toronto!

    He seems to be living a gentler kind of life and appreciating it this year, so maybe something like this might have a slight effect; but I just don’t think a story about him having paintings above his bed will be that much of a distraction. Here’s hoping that I’m right!

  309. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Nick-Blwouts? Who’s winning (forgive me if this is obvious, I support Notre Dame but rarely watch college football so I honestly don’t know who’s favored).

  310. Donny Ballgame October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    CC on 3 days… I don’t like it but don’t hate it. Does that mean you are going to go with guys on 3 days for t
    he rest of the series? And are you going to pitch AJ in the NL with molina in the lineup so you have a horrible bottom of the order? I don’t like it.

  311. bob October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    How on earth can Swisher be back in the lineup? What has he done in the postseason to deserve the starting spot?

    Girardi is letting his personal relationships with players take precedence over what’s best for the team.

    Swisher will leave men on base tonight and have miserable at-bats, guaranteed.

  312. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    “More waiting, just lovely. Might be time to take advantage of the free taco thing at Taco Bell tonight.”
    ———————————————–
    Taco Bell? Ugh!! You must have a TV in the bathroom!!

  313. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:32 pm
    Oscar my fovorite Muppet!

    A harbinger of VICTORY!
    ******

    SCRAM!

  314. RalphieD (OPPC) October 31st, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    now it looks like its raining harder :(

  315. muffin stump October 31st, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    lol someone once threw a crutch onto the field at a player. “that was to help you run faster, bud.”

  316. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    bob, who would you like to replace Swisher? Hairston didnt do much better when he was inserted.

    I guess Hinkse could be an option but I think you would rather have him hitting off the bench.

  317. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:44 pm
    Erica How good was Community this week? Batman was awesome.
    ******

    That is the last thing left on my DVR. LOL. I chose to watch last night’s Ugly Betty first. If the game is delayed Community is next

    Parks & Rec was great though

  318. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    More new Yankee Stadium bashing. Awesome.

    I know Kenny Rosenthal couldn’t wait to get to Philly for a “real baseball atmosphere.” I hope someone throws a battery at him.

  319. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Yankee Trader October 31st, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    “More waiting, just lovely. Might be time to take advantage of the free taco thing at Taco Bell tonight.”
    ———————————————–
    Taco Bell? Ugh!! You must have a TV in the bathroom!!
    ———–
    But the bellgrandes are soooo good!

  320. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    which franchise is worse, the knicks or the nationals?

  321. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Wait: Notre Dame and Washington St. is scoreless, but the Irish are 27-point faves and the Cougars are pretty bad. No Pac-10 magic is expected.

  322. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    Bob

    Swisher is going 3 for 4 or 3 for 5, with 1 HR and at least 2 RBI.

  323. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    ix nay on the am scray

  324. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:48 pm

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:40 pm
    More waiting, just lovely. Might be time to take advantage of the free taco thing at Taco Bell tonight.

    Erica, do you have any programming suggestions? This show about people not knowing they are pregnant is getting old. The FOX pregame is lame in itself also.
    ********

    Saturday is the worst night of TV. If I am home, its my catch up night. Sadly, your best hope is to try to catch a movie on HBO

  325. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:48 pm
    ix nay on the am scray
    *****

    What Oscar the Grouch lover doesn’t appreciate a good SCRAM!

  326. m October 31st, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    Good discussion, guys.

    Don’t want to go on to much about Pete, but he was a good guy. Was the hammer when order needed to be restored, did his job, always kept it fresh, etc.

    He changed, though. And I think that we’ve figured out that it was about the time he was offered the Globe job oh so long ago. The fact that he held out for almost a full baseball season and beyond is simply mind-boggling, through cutbacks and furloughs and pure idiocy on the blog at times. He must’ve been conflicted for a long time as his fuse got shorter and shorter all the way up to he dropped the bomb.

    I will say that he was apologetic when he misunderstood me (guess he couldn’t see my emoticon).

    The GB7 thing was going on forever, and GB7 certainly doesn’t need sympathy from a stranger.

    But Pete was particularly rude to Rishi. Scolding her for posting things that she obviously didn’t see in his updates. We all did it, and I don’t know why he had to single her out. And do it several times.

    Anyway, that always bothered me and I wanted to get that off my chest.

    When does baseball start?

  327. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    For those who love the work Sam, Chad, and Josh are doing…

    make sure to let the LoHud editor know!

    http://www.nyjnews.com/contact.....ss=letters

    Pete who? :)

  328. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    I have a question. On this whole “the crowd was not into the games and borderline dead at Yankee Stadium” thing that Fox is running with.

    It didn’t seem as loud on the TV. I don’t go for conspiracy theories or anything. But I’ve wondered is it possible they are slightly reducing the crowd volume purposely for TV audiences to suit their slant? Most people who have been in YS have said the place was rocking (with the exception of the first game in which there wasn’t much for a pro-yankee crowd to get loud about).

    Just something I was wondering.

  329. mick October 31st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    hate the fox music…sounds like a funeral dirge

  330. Yankee Trader October 31st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Nationals. Stan Kasten was one lucky person when hired by Ted Turner right out of law school.

  331. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Rishi tried to break the blog many times with her malicious code, she got off easy!

  332. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    “Lets go Yankees!!!!!!! Guarantee a trip back to the bronx!!!!!!!”

    ———–

    yes, go Yankees

    but no… I am going to game 5 and want that game to be the clincher for NY :)

  333. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Did I miss the cast of Glee???? I just put FOX on.

  334. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    “He seems to guess at pitches and with Hamels being esentially a 2 pitch pitcher if he doesn’t expand the strike zone and let’s the game come to him I think he could have a big night against Hamels.”

    kf-

    he could ,but in mid summer walking by the tv alex swung and stopped me in my tracks.

    he actually was balanced and just put a ball he was fooled on back up the middle. he continued this right through the first two playoff series.

    he is so strong when he doesn’t try to hit the ball hard he hits the ball hard.

    ironically the worst thing that could happened to him was that he hit all those home runs without trying . the last few games he’s been pull happy and guess happy as you say.
    the home runs look like they may have put him in a slump because they changed his approach.

    the good news is he has to know what he was doing the first two games and long will as you say be working with him and reminding him of whatever it was they had worked on all summer.

    i think he’ll be back this series , but he needs to think small and just keep the line moving. he needs to drive hamel’s two strike change up the opposite way.

  335. vin October 31st, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Good news Boys and Girls,

    Accuscore has the good guys winning 52%.

    Remember, whatever happens on the field is for entertainment purposes only. The game has already been decided.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....=291031122

  336. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    It’s a good thing they start these games so late, what with the huge possibility of rain delays…..(Sarcasm)

  337. mick October 31st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    its not as loud for a few reasons…the sStadium is constructed differently and the series crowds feature many tourists/1st timers….its more enclosed and the sounds dont carry like they used to.

  338. carlo October 31st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Really no reason to rehash Pete when we are about to play the biggest game of the year to date. Time to focus on the task at hand.

  339. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Hi everyone — looks like rain! Should have played this game on the west coast in In Yankee stadium west. Its 69 and sunny.

  340. mick October 31st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I have good sources that claim the Yanks will smoke Hamels tonite.

  341. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Todd
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    It’s a good thing they start these games so late, what with the huge possibility of rain delays…..(Sarcasm)
    ******

    Tomorrow night’s game starting at 8:20 is even more unnecessary

  342. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    I like your thinking, michelle b, but then they’d all be complaining about the bridge closure.

  343. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Todd
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    It’s a good thing they start these games so late, what with the huge possibility of rain delays…..(Sarcasm)
    **************************************
    If they had of started earlier, this rain would be interrupting the game though, instead of just delaying the start of it.

  344. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    vin-I like how nobody is projected to get one full RBI.

  345. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    vin
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Good news Boys and Girls,

    Accuscore has the good guys winning 52%.
    *****

    If accuscore said it, it must be correct :-)

  346. mick October 31st, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    “the waiting is the hardest part.”

  347. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    The rain can go away now. Thanks

  348. Joe from Long Island October 31st, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan – I couldn’t agree with you more. I actually feel sorry for anyone who’s stuck listening to the FOX announcers. For all the warts, John and Suzyn are professional, and give the Yankee fans something – and someone – to relate to.

  349. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Raindrops are falling on my head
    And just like a guy whose feet are too big for his bed…
    Nothing seems to fit
    Those raindrops keep falling on my head,
    They keep falling

  350. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    nick: they could all take the ferry like the Houston Rockets did the other night.

  351. vin October 31st, 2009 at 7:58 pm

    Erica,

    I have no clue how you can find that many “watchable” shows. Besides sports, my DVR pretty much consists of LOST (when its live), Parking Wars, and reruns of Seinfeld, New Yankee Workshop, and Good Eats.

    I like Curb your Enthusiasm too, but I don’t have HBO, so I have to find alternative ways of watching it.

    Any tv suggestions?

  352. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    But there’s one thing I know
    The blues they sent to greet me won’t defeat me
    It won’t be long
    Till happiness steps up to greet me!

  353. vin October 31st, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    “vin-I like how nobody is projected to get one full RBI.”

    Yeah, apparently that’s how it actually works.

  354. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    randy l.

    i think he’ll be back this series , but he needs to think small and just keep the line moving. he needs to drive hamel’s two strike change up the opposite way.

    I agree with you analysis and think that’s the key, although it’s easier said than done. Let’s hope it works for him tonight.

  355. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    did ozzie just say hello to my little friend…i dont understand a word he says

  356. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    vin,

    how many blown calls by the umps did AccuScore have?

  357. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Vin Ever see a show called “the Woodwright’s Shop” ?

  358. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    vin-

    My current favorites are everything on NBC on Thursday nights. Wednesday nights, I am loving everything on ABC except Hank (yuck, poor Kelsey Grammer). I also love all Law and Orders. Flashforward, Grey’s Anatomy, and Private Practice. Other comedy faves, Big Bang Theory and How I Met Your Mother.

    I watch more, but I don’t want to scare you completely

  359. Dw October 31st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    At least with the delay, the trick or treaters will hopefully be done.

  360. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Doreen
    October 31st, 2009 at 7:59 pm
    But there’s one thing I know
    The blues they sent to greet me won’t defeat me
    It won’t be long
    Till happiness steps up to greet me!
    *****

    Because I’m freeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    Nothing’s worrying me :-)

  361. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    Vin,

    On f/x a new show called “the league” about 6 guys who are in a fantasy football league, its dirty and hysterical. If you have showtime, “dexter” is awesome. “house” on fox.

  362. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    AccuScore is not infallible; it has me having Italian for dinner, but I’m thinking burrito with this rain delay.

  363. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Raaaaaaaaiiaaaan I don’t mind.
    Shiiiiiiiiiiiine the weather’s fine.

    Who remembers the Rain Song Thread? Good Times, Good Times.

  364. zmaster! October 31st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    5-3 yanks tonight!!
    let’s make it happen!

  365. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Have Ghosts, will travel

    Yanks in Philadelphia

    Happy Halloween!

  366. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Erica -

    Lol!

  367. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    nick: where is the burrito coming from?

  368. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    after spending a considerable amount of time today coming up to speed on the phillies and on hamels, i’ve read the baseball tea leaves and i have a feeling the yankees will hit hamels pretty well.

    he seems like he over thinks things right now.

    too many comments about how he must have good stuff or he wouldn’t be in the majors.

    those are comments masking uncertainty.

  369. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Doreen and Erica: I have an awesome Burt Bacharach mix cd, I think you would both enjoy it.

  370. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Waldman and Sterling crack me up.

    S: “John, this is incredible. I don’t see ONE umbrella. Look at the crowd. NOT ONE umbrella.”

    J: “Well I haven’t really looked. You are correct Suzyn, I don’t see one umbrella. I don’t see any rain either.”

  371. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:03 pm
    Raaaaaaaaiiaaaan I don’t mind.
    Shiiiiiiiiiiiine the weather’s fine.

    Who remembers the Rain Song Thread? Good Times, Good Times.
    ******

    That game thread was a classic. LOL :-)

  372. NYYanksFan October 31st, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    randy l.

    Did you see Alex taking BP in the background on MLB Network tonight?

    He pulled a ground ball to 3rd and flinched like someone behind the cage yelled at him.

    Next 3 swings were up the middle and right field.

    History with Hamels is 4Ks, a BB and a HBP so he needs to adjust something to get it going tonight.

  373. vin October 31st, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    “how many blown calls by the umps did AccuScore have?”

    They don’t need umpires on the spreadsheets, luckily. The guys you see on tv are just there for comedic purposes.

  374. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 8:05 pm

    Prediction: Hamels pitches well, Andy pitches better. 4-2 Yanks.

  375. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    those are comments masking uncertainty.

    randy

    hopefully we remove the mask tonite(halloween reference)

  376. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    michelle: this burrito will come from La Corneta, in Glen Park. It’s a 5 minute walk and I don’t feel like driving.

  377. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:07 pm

    I am actually really hoping for a pitchers duel of the ages. 1-0 Yankees would be perfect. Or even better 11-0 Yankees.

    I have 1 (AL),0 (NL) in a box tonight. That $70 would look great in my Vegas fund

  378. Yew Dork Skankee Phan October 31st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Yogi wants the Phillies to win

  379. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    At what time is it ok to turn the porch light off and call it a night?

  380. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    kf-

    lets hope he does, because the yankee wouldn’t be where they are without him.

    he’s been phenomenal until the last two games.

    he could snap out of it just as fast as he went into it.

    he’s the man when he gets it going.

  381. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    man does ozzie talk fast or what?

  382. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    La Corneta…havent heard of it and i used to live close to glen park. I like the red sea pizza place over there. And, what i wouldnt do for a roxie sub at this moment.

  383. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Erica did you see comminity this week?

  384. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Yes, MLB has decided to revert the series back to NY and give the NYY a 3-1 lead in the 9th!

    C’mon Mo!

  385. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:09 pm
    Erica did you see comminity this week?
    ********

    I am going to put it on now since we are delayed.

    Give me a heads up if they show the cast of Glee!!!!!!!!!!!

  386. pat October 31st, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Alex mentioning the Joe Carter walk-off as one of his favorite memories as a kid was stealth!

  387. vin October 31st, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    “AccuScore is not infallible; it has me having Italian for dinner, but I’m thinking burrito with this rain delay.”

    You’ve already HAD the italian. You just don’t realize it yet. Kind of like LOST.

    BTW, I had chipotle for lunch and there was a hair in the burrito. Fortunately, it was at the end of the burrito – when I showed the manager she gave me my money back and a voucher for a free burrito. It was actually worth it. Years ago, I would’ve freaked out… but now? who has the energy?

    Also, if you dress up like a burrito and go to chiptole, they will give you a free burrito on Halloween. Me and some friends did this a few years ago. Good times. We wrapped ourselves up in foil.

    Michelle B and Erica, thanks for the suggestions. I’ll be setting the DVR tonight.

  388. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Nick in SF -

    Do you know the way to San Jose?

    Promises, promises – I’m all through with promises, promises now!

    And, on this Halloween night, hopefully, one less bell to answer.

  389. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    NBC Thursdays in the 80s
    Family Ties
    Cosby
    Cheers
    Hill Street Blues what am I forgetting?

  390. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    “Did you see Alex taking BP in the background on MLB Network tonight?
    He pulled a ground ball to 3rd and flinched like someone behind the cage yelled at him.
    Next 3 swings were up the middle and right field.”

    ny yanks fan-

    no i didn’t, but great info. thanks.
    that’s what we want to see.

    how cool is it to watch that BP?
    they should do that more.

  391. vin October 31st, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    “At what time is it ok to turn the porch light off and call it a night?”

    When you run out of candy. We had to do that last year. First Halloween in a new house… we didn’t know what to expect.

  392. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    michelle, it’s the place right in the heart of the Glen Park ‘village’, across the street from the Canyon Market. On Diamond Street. There’s also a branch on Mission Street near 24th, but I would have no reason to ever visit that one.

    So hungee, better go now.

  393. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    On All Hallows’ Eve

    In “Howard’s House of Horrors”

    Citizens Bank Park

  394. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    randy l.

    For what it’s worth (not much) I have Arod as the series MVP in Trisha’s contest.
    If he breaks out the Yank’s almost certainly have the advantage.

  395. Buddy Biancalana October 31st, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    vin-

    Watch the South Park episode about Billy Mays, guaranteed you won’t eat Chipotle again.

  396. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:11 pm
    NBC Thursdays in the 80s
    Family Ties
    Cosby
    Cheers
    Hill Street Blues what am I forgetting?
    ****

    LA Law….

    Or as Rose once said on the Golden Girls, La Law :-)

  397. YankeeJosh October 31st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    If tonight’s game is rained out, and I don’t think it will be, but if it is, the Yankees need to start CC Sabathia tomorrow in game 3. That would keep him on turn to pitch game 7 on 3 days rest. If Andy pitches, CC would only have 2 days rest for game 7 and likely could only pitch in relief.

  398. Buddy Biancalana October 31st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth-

    Night Court?

  399. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    If Stairs gets a hit off Mo right here, I’ll buy everyone on the blog a free hairless burrito.

  400. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Is anyone else getting an annoying message about a slow script when they refresh the page?

  401. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:15 pm
    If Stairs gets a hit off Mo right here, I’ll buy everyone on the blog a free hairless burrito.
    *****

    Chicken, black beans, mild salsa and sour cream. Thank you :-)

  402. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Trisha,

    I love them through thick and thin. Yes, even Posada, whom some have (erroneously) accused me of hating because I felt more comfortable having AJ paired with Molina!

    **************
    Isn’t Posada sorta like Andy’s personal catcher :)

  403. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    kf-

    i hope you win it, because that’d mean the yankees win #27.

  404. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    Sorry Erica. No dice.
    Mo struck out Stairs.
    Fox is certainly must see repeat TV tonight.

  405. NYYanksFan October 31st, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    “how cool is it to watch that BP?”

    YES does a BP show before games a few times a week but they talk too much and show too few swings.

  406. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    uncle ell.

    that brings back some memories!

  407. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    -0 hours and 18 minutes until Game 3 :cry:

  408. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    Erica – always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Is anyone else getting an annoying message about a slow script when they refresh the page?

    are you using explorer of foxfire?

  409. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    “At what time is it ok to turn the porch light off and call it a night?”

    I say whenever you run out of candy or 9:00 – which ever comes first. I still have candy and still have kids showing up.

  410. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    KF
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:18 pm
    Erica – always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Is anyone else getting an annoying message about a slow script when they refresh the page?

    are you using explorer of foxfire?
    ******

    Explorer. I have no idea what Foxfire is

  411. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Has a Yankee pitcher ever hit a homer in a World Series game?

  412. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Is it just me, or does Eric Karros need a haircut?

    …by far the scariest thing I have seen on Halloween.

  413. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    randy l.

    Does that mean Pete Abe will go on an all night bender?

  414. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Must see tv in the 90′s

    Cheers, Seinfeld, ER, Will & Grace, Mad About You, Frasier, and Friends

  415. antisocial scrooge October 31st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    foxfire is firefox, a better browser.

  416. pat October 31st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Nick keeps having carne asada burritos to torture me. :sad:

    “At what time is it ok to turn the porch light off and call it a night?”

    9pm here.

  417. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    after family ties went off the air they replaced it with “a different world” and “dear John”

  418. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Hey!!! It is raining now.

    I guess no Glee :-(

  419. trisha - OPPC forever - (new lucky picture from last day at the old Stadium) BRING ON THE GHOSTS! October 31st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    “Isn’t Posada sorta like Andy’s personal catcher ”

    :lol:

    Yeah, what’s up with that!!!

  420. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Erica,

    Firefox is another browser downloaded at mozilla.com, many people think it’s a better browser. You won’t have script issues with it, and it’s a very easy download.

  421. gfd October 31st, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    So a guy sales a horse to another guy,and tells him this horse wasn’t trained like most horses, and pay attention.

    If you want him to stop,say Amen.
    If you ant him to go,say thank you Jesus.

    The guy bought the horse,took him out to his land in the country for a trial run.He mounted the horse and said,thank you Jesus,the horses took off running.
    He says thank you Jesus again the horse went full out fast.

    The guy knew a cliff was a little ways ahead,and He couldn’t remember what to do to stop the horse.So he says stop,whoa,he pulls on the reigns,nothing.

    Finally they at the cliff’s edge,and he remember to say Amen,the horse stops ,the guy says Whew, Thank you Jesus!!

  422. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Good question who does have the record for most WS HRs as a pitcher Ruth with Sox??

  423. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Maybe this “rain delay” is the Phillies plan so it’s not possible for CC to pitch 2 more games in this series. Since it’s not raining anymore let’s play ball…

  424. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    and before the cosby show, family ties and

    Fame Cheers Taxi Hill Street Blues
    Winter Gimme a Break Cheers
    Spring
    1983-1984 Fall Gimme a Break Mama’s Family We Got It Made Cheers Hill Street Blues

  425. Dw October 31st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    I turn off the light at about 9:15, but this year I’m afraid to because my house got totally trashed last night, the worst on the block . I don’t know what I did to piss off those kids. My usually super protectice dog was asleep when it happened.

  426. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    The Tartabull Seinfeld was on Last night.
    Eating a Snickers with a Knife and fork.
    Peterman reality tour/ Top of the Muffin To You!

  427. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    “Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:25 pm
    Good question who does have the record for most WS HRs as a pitcher Ruth with Sox??”

    Uncle E – I looked up my own question. McNally and Gibson have both hit 2. No Yankee pitcher has ever hit a homer.
    Pretty amazing when you think how many times the NYY have been there.

  428. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I dont use IE ever anymore, unless I have no choice.

    I’ve completely switched to Google Chrome. Its a much better, faster, simpler browser. FireFox is my backup.

  429. Samhainophobia October 31st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    “Good question who does have the record for most WS HRs as a pitcher Ruth with Sox??”

    Dave McNally of Baltimore hit 2 (one a Grand Slam!) & Bob Gibson of St. Louis also hit 2.

  430. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Taxi!

  431. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Pitchers who have homered in the World Series.

    Jim Bagby, Indians, 1920
    Rosy Ryan, Giants, 1924
    Jack Bentley, Giants, 1924
    Jess Haines, Cardinals, 1926
    Bucky Walters, Reds, 1940
    Lew Burdette, Braves, 1958
    Mudcat Grant, Twins, 1965
    Jose Santiago, Red Sox, 1967
    Bob Gibson, Cardinals, 1967 and 1968
    Mickey Lolich, Tigers, 1968
    Dave McNally, Orioles, 1969 and 1970 (Slam)
    Ken Holtzman, A’s, 1974
    Joe Blanton Phillies 2008

  432. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:27 pm
    The Tartabull Seinfeld was on Last night.
    Eating a Snickers with a Knife and fork.

    ****************
    Ha!! Love that one. I say that about every episode though, so I’m probably not the best judge.

  433. Wait till the World Series October 31st, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Right now to pass the time I am on Youtube looking up clips of all my favorite songs.

  434. iiicollies October 31st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    KF

    I use firefox and I get the slow script message enough times

  435. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    thanks Michelle

  436. pat October 31st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    mlbCoz Groundskeeper just told me that there’s another band of rain to get through, but then we’ll play. Could be 45 minutes. #mlbpulse
    11 minutes ago from web

  437. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Uncle E-

    Community was great!

  438. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    iiicollies October 31st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    KF

    I use firefox and I get the slow script message enough times
    ***************

    Maybe I’ve been lucky but I haven’t with firefox, that why explorer is my backup.

  439. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    DT thanks!

    Not One Yankee – interesting

  440. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    I feel like a hostage of FOX right now

  441. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:35 pm
    Uncle E-

    Community was great!

    *****************
    Erica, I LOVE Community. That’s my favorite new show this season.

  442. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Community was great!

    Batman. Erkel/Harry Potter

  443. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    Community was great!

    Batman. Erkel/Harry Potter
    *****

    I’m going to crush myself with chairs and desks

  444. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    OMG – just decided to watch “the office” on tivo from this week. Micheal is dressed as “my dick in a box”.

  445. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Erin
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    *****************
    Erica, I LOVE Community. That’s my favorite new show this season.
    *******

    Community and Glee are definitely my favorite new shows

  446. Yanks_Fan October 31st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    CC will hit a homer for us in the World Series.

  447. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    Chevy CHase deserves props for taking an unflattering part and not being the star.

  448. ryan October 31st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    ATTENTION ALL FACEBOOK MEMBERS:

    My sister created a “Joe Buck and Tim McCarver Suck” Group on facebook….please join and pass along to fellow Yankee fans (or haters of Buck & McCarver). Here is the link:

    http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=166423493426

  449. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    Chevy CHase deserves props for taking an unflattering part and not being the star.
    ******

    Sadly, I am not sure he was getting many better offers. He did do a guest spot on Law & Order last season as the murderer. That’s usually a sign of a career in decline. However, he makes the show. I am not sure I would have watched it without him in the cast :-)

  450. Sam Borden October 31st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    For those not refreshing often, here’s some food for thought, literally:

    UPDATE, 8:37 p.m.: Word seems to be that we will play baseball tonight at some point, but when, exactly, is unsure. Could be an hour or so. We’ll see. To pass the time, I’ve been ranking my favorite Halloween candy. My current list:

    1. Peanut M&Ms
    2. Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
    3. Kit-Kat
    4. Nestle Crunch bar
    5. Snickers

    My 6th grade math teacher was always a great house to stop at when I was a kid. She gave out full-sized – like, what you’d buy in a store – Hershey bars and wrapped a word problem (“If Sam has 50 pieces of candy and Chad has 32 pieces of candy …”) around the label. Good times.

  451. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Mini Krackel bars are the best!

  452. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Sadly, I am not sure he was getting many better offers. He did do a guest spot on Law & Order last season as the murderer. That’s usually a sign of a career in decline. However, he makes the show. I am not sure I would have watched it without him in the cast.

    True. Fun Fact My bud played his lawyer in that L&O. Said he was a good guy.

  453. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Good topic

    1) Snickers
    2) Whoppers
    3) Three Musketeers
    4) Peanut Butter Cups
    5) Mounds

  454. kg October 31st, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Can someone explain to me why MLB was so quick to postpone the game last Saturday night but is waiting this one out for so long? The rain ended last week at about 9:30 in the bronx.

  455. KF October 31st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Babe Ruth official chocolate of MLB

  456. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    The 2 idiots on fox just said they have no iea when the game will start. But they showed the field and it’s absolutely pouring.

  457. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups
    Butterfingers
    Tootsie Rolls
    Milky Way
    Milk Duds

  458. PL October 31st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    Hey Buck if its such an inconvienance for you to have to wait out this game and sit in your booth and call a damn World Series game i’ll be glad to switch places with you..You can sit on my couch in New Jersey and hand out Halloween candy

  459. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Erica, regarding the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups…Would they be refrigerated Peanut Butter Cups?

    Tell me they would be refrigerated.

  460. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    1) reese’s
    2) Butterfingers
    3) Milky Way
    4) 3 Musketeers
    5) Blow Pops
    6) Candy Corn

  461. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    First off, Reese’s will always be number 1 for me, but peanut M&M’s are a close second.

    Sam, as a teacher, I love that idea! Integrate learning where you can; especially when it comes to math.

    It’s hard now giving out candy to students. With peanut allergies on some sort of rise and now these gluten-free diets (kids who have autistm tend to be on that diet), I never know how to correctly handle the situation. Lollipops at times seem to be the way to go. Though I dont know where that falls on the gluten free thing either.

  462. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    worst
    Zagnuts
    Clark Bars

  463. CR9 October 31st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    kg
    kevin garnett?
    They better not rain this game out. That would take away the advantage from the Yankees.

  464. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Bottom 5 Halloween Candy, without a Doubt:

    1. Butterfinger
    2. Mounds
    3. Three Musketeers
    4. Wax Lips (remember those things?)
    5. Candy Corn

  465. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Go for the poprocks!

  466. Comet October 31st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Although we might see Cliff Lee again in game four I’d be willing to trade that for CC and AJ being on full rest for games four and five. I’m not opposed to a rainout tonight. What do you think?

    Comet

  467. Meryl October 31st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Im looking at the radar right now, and theres a window approaching Philly pretty fast. Then theres another band of rain behind it, but that could miss Philly all together. Judging by the radar, I’m predicting that were looking at a start time of around 9:30. According to it, the ballpark is currently in a light green color.

  468. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    1. Moose Bars
    2. Baby Ruth
    3. Oh Henry
    4. Reggie Bar
    5. Pay Day (aka the Arod bar)

  469. JohnC October 31st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    I’m watching Night of The Living Dead, a horror classic.

  470. I hate rain delays October 31st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    “She gave out full-sized – like, what you’d buy in a store – Hershey bars”

    Where do you think mini Hershey bars come from?:)

  471. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:47 pm
    Erica, regarding the Reeses Peanut Butter Cups…Would they be refrigerated Peanut Butter Cups?

    Tell me they would be refrigerated.
    *******

    I’ll be honest. When it comes to chocolate and peanut butter I do not discriminate much

  472. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Micheal T_

    3 of your bottom 5 are in my top 6.

    To each is own! :-)

  473. Jim the VT Yankeefan October 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    I think the peanut butter to chocolate ratio in the mini peanut butter cups is far superior to that of the large peanut butter cups.

    Discuss…

  474. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Dots

  475. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    Chuckles

  476. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Raisonettes were underrated

  477. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Circus Peanuts ug
    Candy Korn Ug

  478. kg October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    a rain out would help the yankees immeasurably.. with CC pitching game 4, there would be no need for gaudin to start and burnett could pitch tuesday on 4 days’ rest…

  479. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I hate candy corn. I think its the nastiest candy I’ve ever tasted. It even out grosses Necco wafers, and popcorn flavored Jelly Belly Jellybeans.

  480. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    I think Jim is on to something here…

  481. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    World Series waiting

    Carving pumkins, pouring rain

    Twitter, “trick or treat!”

  482. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    DOes anyone know the name of the candy bar that has one section peanut butter, one marshmallow, i think another section chocolate, and another section that I cant think of? Its an oldie, but a goodie.

  483. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    candy korn is the only candy i will only during halloween week. It makes me sick as a dog, but i love it for one week out of the yr.

    I agree mick – raisinettes are underrated.

  484. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Jim the VT Yankeefan
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    I think the peanut butter to chocolate ratio in the mini peanut butter cups is far superior to that of the large peanut butter cups.

    Discuss…

    ****************
    Disagree. I prefer the full size. I don’t think they have a good chocolate/peanut butter ratio in the mini cups.

  485. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    DOes anyone know the name of the candy bar that has one section peanut butter, one marshmallow, i think another section chocolate, and another section that I cant think of? Its an oldie, but a goodie.

    ****************
    Goo Goo?

  486. CR9 October 31st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    It would make CC unable to start Game 7 if there is one on 2 days rest.

  487. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Yeah, candy corn is pretty nasty.

    Does anyone know if they make full-size Krackel bars? We only have the bite-size ones.

  488. Carlo October 31st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Comet – no, a rain out is their advantage. It allows them to pitch Lee in games 4 and 7 (on 3 days). And it forces us to use Gaudin.

    Game 3 Sunday – Andy
    Game 4 Monday – CC
    Game 5 Tuesday – AJ
    Game 6 Wednesday – Gaudin as the other 3 are all unavailable
    Game 7 Thursday – Andy

    They would probably use Gaudin in Game 5 and AJ and Andy in 6 and 7, but regardless, we don’t want a rainout.

  489. iiicollies October 31st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Tarp is going off the field

  490. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    1. Moose Bars
    2. Baby Ruth
    3. Oh Henry
    4. Reggie Bar
    5. Pay Day (aka the Arod bar)

    Arn’t these all the same?

    For a 7th grade class project we had to make posters for our own made up candy bars – Mine was “The Yankee Bar”

  491. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    915 first pitch.

  492. damon October 31st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    gfd
    at 8:24 pm

    The joke was a big hit with some friends here with me for the game,funny stuff.Got anymore?

  493. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    next year i might buy some twinkies and sprinkle them in the mix…afetr seeing zombieland

  494. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Angel,

    Necco wafers ARE disgusting and those darn weird candy hearts that people give out on st valentine’s day.. YUCK..

  495. pat October 31st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Hershey’s w/almonds
    Starburst
    Jolly Rancher- Watermelon

    We had 2 houses that gave money. One gave dollar coins and the other gave quarters. That was big money in those days.

  496. iiicollies October 31st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    First pitch set for 9:10

  497. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    michelle b-

    You are an outlier on Mounds and Butterfinger. I got many big bags of mult-pack last year and was left with almost only Mounds and Butterfinger, and some 3 Musk. Snickers, Milky Way, Nestle Crunch, Reeses and plain old Hershey Bar ran out.

    This year I’m only offering the good stuff, with a separate bowl of Good & PLenty/Good and Fruity for Choco-haters.

    Getting the Oregon/USC game here on the West Coast to pass the time. Oregon looks very good so far.

  498. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Angel- I dont know how any candy can possibly be worse than those necco wafers.. yuck.. though the jelly belly’s are a close second.

  499. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    How about Goobers?

  500. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Cornballs and goobers

  501. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    First pitch 9:15

  502. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    i was always a fan of the mini mr. goodbar’s and the small all red nestle bar. and of course the white alpine swiss nestle bar they no longer make. and cadbury’s still rank up there too…

  503. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I’m still a big fan of Nerds. Anyone ever try to eat Nerds while driving?

  504. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    On the way back from the taqueria I saw a Yorkie dressed up as a doctor.

  505. mick October 31st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    someone should invent something so we can throw bon bons in the trick or treat bag

  506. carlo October 31st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    KG – ur thinking about a rainout is shortsighted and wrong.

  507. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Erin October 31st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm
    DOes anyone know the name of the candy bar that has one section peanut butter, one marshmallow, i think another section chocolate, and another section that I cant think of? Its an oldie, but a goodie.

    ****************
    Goo Goo?
    ——
    Hmm, doesnt sound familiar. I just know the candy was divided into 4 sections; each having a different filling.

  508. This Year October 31st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Bit O Honey. And Sweet Tarts (first sour candy).

  509. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    tarp is off!

  510. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    That should have been pumpkins, not pumkins…

  511. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    is eric karros wearing a bumpit?

  512. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Jim the VT Yankeefan
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    I think the peanut butter to chocolate ratio in the mini peanut butter cups is far superior to that of the large peanut butter cups.

    Discuss…
    **********

    My aunt makes a dessert that is a peanut butter cup baked into a chocolate chip cookie. Its actually the most genius creation ever

  513. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    A-Rod breaks out of slump with C Hammels fastball!

  514. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Hated butterfingers as a kid.
    Almomd Joy and Mounds good

  515. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Can Utley give Eric Karros some of his LA Looks???

  516. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Necco wafers ARE disgusting and those darn weird candy hearts that people give out on st valentine’s day.. YUCK..
    ****
    Hell yeah. It’s like someone tried to disguise Necco wafers so you’d eat them because there is something nice on them. Ack – what is THAT all about? “Hi honey, I love you, and nothing says that like like this gross tasting heart shaped candy” LOL.

  517. Erin October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Christina-are you thinking of the Sky Bar? My grandma used to love those. I think they were divided into four sections.

  518. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    we need subtitles for ozzie guillen…

  519. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    1. Moose Bars
    2. Baby Ruth
    3. Oh Henry
    4. Reggie Bar
    5. Pay Day (aka the Arod bar)

    Arn’t these all the same?

    For a 7th grade class project we had to make posters for our own made up candy bars – Mine was “The Yankee Bar”

    *********

    What was in the Yankee Bar?????????????

  520. kg October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Carlo- you are assuming that they would not provide a travel day and they would play game 6 on wednesday right after game 5 on Tuesday…. i guess it’s all moot now anyway…

  521. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    Nick in SF-

    I am cancelling WDNHFD tonight. This is the best food porn conversation ever

  522. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Erin October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Christina-are you thinking of the Sky Bar? My grandma used to love those. I think they were divided into four sections.
    ———
    YES, Thank you, Erin!!!

  523. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Cornballs, Goobers and Nerds – half the blog

    from an admitted cornball

  524. KF October 31st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Teuscher Chocolates has eight or nine stores in US and make a world class champagne truffle with Dom Perigon inside. It’s outstanding

  525. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    http://www.oldtimecandy.com/skybar.htm

    skybar was in 4 sections…yum yum

  526. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Erica, the secret is already out, the contest is over.

    Have you ever seen a Yorkie dressed up like a doctor?

  527. xyz October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    candy corn belongs on the bottom of any list

    blech

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

  528. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Here we go

  529. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    # Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    DOes anyone know the name of the candy bar that has one section peanut butter, one marshmallow, i think another section chocolate, and another section that I cant think of? Its an oldie, but a goodie.

    ****
    Christina – Is it a Sky Bar? I went to school near the factory, the air smelled like sugar.

    http://www.necco.com/OurProduc.....oductID=16

  530. mick October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    nobody has mentioned ring jells

  531. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    So how are we feeling tonight?

    I’m highly confident that damage will be done early and often against you Cole Hamels. I don’t have great optimism about AP, however so think we may be in for a long night.

  532. Carlo October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Kg – yes, its moot…..but if we do get a rainout any of these next 3 nights, they 86 the travel day.

  533. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Anyone ever have a Time-Out Bar? It’s made by Cadbury in the UK.

    One word: scrumdidlyumptious

    ps. I apologize for the use of that word, but i’ve been waiting to use it ALL day.

  534. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:03 pm
    Erica, the secret is already out, the contest is over.

    Have you ever seen a Yorkie dressed up like a doctor?
    *****

    No. But I did get a Big Bird at Build a Bear once and dressed him like a doctor :-)

  535. mick October 31st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    please rise….music to my ears

  536. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Glee is on Erica!

  537. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    What was in the Yankee Bar?????????????

    I don’t remember But I know I have the poster saved.
    Probably same as a reggie or Baby ruth.

  538. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    i like to eat both kit kats and butterfingers, piece by piece. I take the chocolate off slowly….food porn

  539. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    glee

  540. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Zach, I think I have, but I love the Aero Bar from the UK.

    I am going to enjoy some Ritter Sport chocolate tonight.

  541. Buddy Biancalana October 31st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Astropops were a big one in my day.

  542. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    Wow!

    What a voice! Great job.

  543. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    I heart Glee!!!

  544. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    - always OPPC
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    What was in the Yankee Bar?????????????

    ————————————————————

    Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Billy Martin?

  545. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    ok y’all:

    GAMETIME: LET’S GO YANKEES!!!

  546. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    100,000 dollar bar was my fave.
    anf Rolos

  547. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    “Hmm, doesnt sound familiar. I just know the candy was divided into 4 sections; each having a different filling.”

    skybars

  548. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Aero’s are great. I prefer the original as opposed to the mint flavour.

  549. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Nick-

    Ritter Sport is the best. But its so rich a bar has about 600 calories and half from fat. Love the Ritter Sport Butter Bar too. Must be a Norcal thing.

  550. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Christina – Is it a Sky Bar? I went to school near the factory, the air smelled like sugar.

    http://www.necco.com/OurProduc…..oductID=16
    —————
    Yes thats it! Thank you!

    Being around the smell of sugar in the air must have been lovely.

    I went to Hershey PA a few times, and the smell of chocolate never gets old. Plus, when you go to Hershey Park, they give you some free candy! Love that!

  551. KF October 31st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    100,000 dollar bar was my fave.

    ************
    A 100,000 dollars is always a favorite

  552. igotid88 October 31st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I don’t know if I want Jeter to get a first pitch base hit. Or work the count.

  553. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    GreenBeret7
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    - always OPPC
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    What was in the Yankee Bar?????????????

    ————————————————————

    Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Billy Martin?

    post of the night – you still got it GB

  554. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    We’re coming up on gametime. I’m gonna do a couple of windsprints to lose some of this excess energy. I’ll be back.

  555. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    if we are talking about candy bars from europe…Umm Kinder Bueno is my favorite….chocolate filled with hazelnut(nutella) filling… YUM!

  556. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    I went to Hershey PA a few times, and the smell of chocolate never gets old. Plus, when you go to Hershey Park, they give you some free candy! Love that!
    ******

    I was 3 when I went to hershey Park. I’d love to go back!

  557. bru October 31st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    with the clocks going back an hour they have extra time to play with to get the game in

  558. haiku-man October 31st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    dsjunyc

    A Bumpit,funny!

  559. Joe from Long Island October 31st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Thank Goodness, we’re starting before 10 PM.

    Let’s Go Yankees!

  560. xyz October 31st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    the Reggie Bars absolutely kicked ass! they looked like a molten mess, but damn they were tasty.

  561. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    anything with marsh mellows was a trun off

  562. Bronx Jeers October 31st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I think the fact that a “Moose Bar” is actually a high quality Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup, in bar form, should put Mussina over the top in terms of HOF voting.

  563. justin in iraq October 31st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    it’s not a candy bar, but ice cream only in europe. magnum bars. i love coming to iraq, cause i can eat a ton of them.

  564. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    the reggie bar was essentially a baby ruth…

  565. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Michael T: I don’t think I’ve ever eaten a full Ritter Sport in one sitting… my faves are the Apline Milk Chocolate, the White Chocolate, and the Cornflake Crisp. That Biscuit one that’s just like a fancy Kit Kat is good too.

    They have some crazy German varieties that I’ve never seen here.

  566. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    If Arod gets a World Series hit they might name a candy bar after him.

  567. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I went to the Opening day game where they gave out the Reggies – I ate mine before the game started. no chance to throw it on the field

  568. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    566 comments and we haven’t thrown a pitch yet. This blog is the best!!!!!!!!!

  569. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    I went to the Opening day game where they gave out the Reggies – I ate mine before the game started. no chance to throw it on the field
    ********

    That is totally something I would do

  570. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    tolbeleron

  571. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    C’mon Ellsworth, you’re better than that. You ever hear of regurgitation?

  572. pat October 31st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    “Anyone ever have a Time-Out Bar? It’s made by Cadbury in the UK.”

    Cadbury had a candy bar in Europe called Flake that was outstanding. It was like shaved chocolate formed into a bar.

  573. TarheelYank October 31st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Did I miss the LoHud “roll call”

    GO Yankees!!

  574. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Best candy ever…………Reggie Bar!!!!!!

  575. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    “If Arod gets a World Series hit they might name a candy bar after him.”

    hopefully he does well because there’s already a zero bar.

  576. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:14 pm
    C’mon Ellsworth, you’re better than that. You ever hear of regurgitation?

    And risk starting a complete and total barf-o-rama?

  577. KF October 31st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Nick,

    For a discriminating pallet there is a Teuscher Chocolate store is SF check out the champagne truffle.

  578. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth: I was there too. Opening Day 1978 and he hit a homer in his first at-bat to make it 4 in a row from the ’77 World Series. Right?

    Wow, we were in the same place. My older sister climbed over the fence and went onto the field to get Reggie Bars.

  579. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Lets do this Jeetaaah! Start it up.

  580. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Uncle Ellsworth
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    GreenBeret7
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:06 pm
    - always OPPC
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    What was in the Yankee Bar?????????????

    ————————————————————

    Mickey Mantle, Whitey Ford and Billy Martin?

    post of the night – you still got it GB

    ————————————————————

    Ellie, it was just too easy. Three great post season players. Every post season, Billy Martin turned into Mickey Mantle, Jr. It’s a puty that he could do those things as a regular season player.

  581. Tainted Yankees October 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Cole will shut you down.

  582. iiicollies October 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    From NY Times

    “The big question is, which pitcher will be more affected by the one-hour delay, the 15-year veteran with more postseason starts than any pitcher in history, or the shaky 25-year-old who gets an extra hour to ponder his recent struggles?”

  583. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I forgot that the Phillies fans used those annoying towels.

  584. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    It’s a ***pity*** that he could do

  585. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    nice one randy. ;-)

  586. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I’ll drink to that (hiccup)

  587. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!!

  588. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    This is nothing new, but it is on my fridge:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....135722515/

  589. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Milky way dark and Snickers dark are waht I eat now

  590. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    and of course:

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/9.....otostream/

  591. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Hey! I just realized something….

    We will have November baseball tonight :-)

  592. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Strike zone is big so far…

  593. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Alright 1 out !!! Lets go Phils

  594. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    randy l- good one!

  595. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Wow, high strike zone.

  596. Yanks Tank October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Real fans at Citizen’s Bank

  597. Lou from CU October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Let’s hope the strike zone is this big for Andy.

  598. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    one pitch one bad call..

  599. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    My favorite chocolate bars would be:-

    1 Time Out
    2 Crunchie
    3 Breakaway
    4 Strawberry Freddo Frog
    5 Kit Kat

  600. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    What time does the clock actually go back an hour? Like 1 am?

  601. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    I bet the Yankees make this bum Cole Hamels look like Cy Young tonight

  602. Uncle Ellsworth October 31st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Nick in SF
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:16 pm
    Uncle Ellsworth: I was there too. Opening Day 1978 and he hit a homer in his first at-bat to make it 4 in a row from the ‘77 World Series. Right?

    Wow, we were in the same place. My older sister climbed over the fence and went onto the field to get Reggie Bars.

    that’s pretty cool

  603. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog!
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    What time does the clock actually go back an hour? Like 1 am?
    *****

    2am, I believe

  604. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Sam – when you get a chance, please address the name of our resident Phillies troll. :D

  605. JoeT 28 in 10!! October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Will someone tell Buck and McCarver that the first pitch of the game was a 79 mph change-up

  606. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Alrightttttt two out ! Go Phils

  607. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Does the Phillies troll need us to explain the rules of baseball to him?

    It’s sort of like football, only that it isnt.

    Each batter gets 3 strikes, and there are 9 innings.

    other than that, its exactly like football.

    Go Eagles! Oh wait.

  608. Summer October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Hey Chad, maybe you can get a job covering the Phillies since you love them so much!

  609. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Why do the trolls continue to come here during game time ?

  610. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    so far hamels is throwing strikes…

  611. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    He is going to be tough if he is getting that high pitch called a strike. It’s not a strike and you can’t hit it.

  612. Cold Camels October 31st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Cold Camels is as sharp as, if not sharper than, Cliff Lee.

  613. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Have to work the count a little better than this… they are still swinging at balls.

  614. Yankee my wankee October 31st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Phils are going to score 10 tonight. Afterwards, Pettite gets roid shot from Rodroid.

  615. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    This ump’s strike zone is a joke !

  616. haiku-man October 31st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    123 they go,sigh!!

  617. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Nice job Cole. Keep it up.

  618. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    hed BETTER be calling this massive strikezone for pettite….

  619. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Nick: why does pettitte’s bbhead look black?

  620. Jed Pain October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    What the hell was that?(the ululating demon girl)

  621. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Come on, Andy!

  622. Yankee my wankee October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    sit down texmascara

  623. RalphieD (OPPC) October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    why is the strikezone on gameday so darn big?..its like the batters are 8 feet tall

  624. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    That was cool of the Phillies troll(s) to wait until actual game time to start his/their trolling. Who says trolls don’t have any class?

  625. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Time to get to work Andy

  626. Cold Camels October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Cold Camels + Cliff Lee + Pedro Martinez = 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 World Champion Phillies

  627. xyz October 31st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    The A-Rod Bar, now with Centaur flavor.

  628. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    What a brutal inning. Hamels was all over theplace- missed the catchers target by a foot on almost every pitch but still didn’t get a ball out of the infield.

  629. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Wow VERY generous in that inning by the ump…I hope Andy’s zone is the same, which I doubt.

  630. igotid88 October 31st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Why didn’t they go to that box that shows whether the ball was a strike?

  631. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    wow – the Umpire must want to get out of the rain…Jeez!

  632. Jeremy's spoken October 31st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    but know one cares what he says. LOL

  633. pat October 31st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Let’s go Andy! Let’s go Yankees!

  634. Xernst October 31st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Andy had better get that strike zone. Especially the way outside and low

  635. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    “That was cool of the Phillies troll(s) to wait until actual game time to start his/their trolling. Who says trolls don’t have any class?”

    There is only a limited amount of time between Trick or Treat and mommy tucking them in bed.

  636. Seamus October 31st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    This has all the makings of a long night…

  637. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    michelle: are you going to say he looks like a crack dealer next????? He’s just tan from a long July road trip.

  638. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Johnny slipped :-(

  639. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Arod please don’t give the Phils another run. Unreal…

  640. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    jeeez arod….

  641. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Its nice to actually hear a baseball crowd. Now if feels like a World Series

  642. YankeeKid October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    E-ROD!!

  643. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    It looks kind of bad out there, I wonder how dry it is.

  644. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    haha – no i’ve seen crack dealers…and Andy looks nothing like Eric Aybar!

  645. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Alex, steroids don’t help you field a ball I guess

  646. RalphieD (OPPC) October 31st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    arod needs to step that defense up..and offense lol

  647. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Not a good play by Rodriguez. Should have been an error.

  648. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Ball’s not going to hurt you Arod.

  649. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    It looks real slippery out there tonight… like Utley’s hair…

  650. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Alex better get his bat going, cause that’s two games in a row his glove has been lacking.

  651. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Phillies fans are so dumb and uneducated that they don’t know the team changed their color from moron to red

  652. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Johnny slipped fielding the ball.. not good

  653. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “Not a good play by Rodriguez. Should have been an error.”

    nettles would have ate it up.

  654. baseballfab October 31st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    October Arod
    :(

  655. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Arod better get the glove down the next time the ball is hit to him. He did the same thing on the ball hit by Stairs. Even though that ball was hit harder. I hope the nerves aren’t getting to him.

  656. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    How many balks a year does andy get away with because he has such a good move to 1st?

  657. m October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Tim & Joe hating on Andy. :mad:

  658. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Hey Phuk Da Yanks…what happened? Your own team’s message board tossed you our for being a complete imbecile and The Most Annoying Human Being On Earth?

  659. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    andy needs to get in gear..cant give them chances…hope he makes up for it w/bat

  660. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Check Utley’s hair for grease! Check him for Grease!

    Wait, that isn’t illegal?

    It should be.

  661. KF October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    # randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “Not a good play by Rodriguez. Should have been an error.”

    nettles would have ate it up.

    *************
    He only had 1 day off, he either works on his swing or his defense.

  662. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Medhi, great match from Arsenal this morning. I thought about going out for it, but since it was on ESPN2… too easy to stay in.

  663. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Why would you troll ? It’s so stupid.

  664. Azaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    im calling a hr by arod to stop the questioning and doubting

  665. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Now come people, why aren’t you all trolling Phillies blogs?

    That’s what you do when you’re a fan, didn’t you know? You spend your time talking smack about another team rather than focusing on your own.

  666. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Arod better be ready for the roids chant and I hope it doesn’t bother him. Manny got them so he will also. Hopefully he can have a big game with the bat.

  667. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Michelle-

    Am I a bad person for hating the Monster Mash????

  668. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    Arod’ll pick it up. He was fielding ‘em on the screws before.

  669. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    where was that one?

  670. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    wheres the corner pitch ump….

  671. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    I smell a double play

  672. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    That could of been a strike especially when Hamels got everything called one.

  673. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    you too steroids chant – how original…

  674. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Why is it that everyone on the Philli’s roster, including 1st base coaches are so prone to trash talking? I guess it must be the insecurity of being the most losing club of all time!!!!

  675. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Erica-

    absolutely not, but i could think of any other halloween song that related soo much to baseball.

  676. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    So I guess Pettitte will not be getting the same strike zone as Hamels..

  677. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Love the “You took steroids chant”. Great Steal Jimmy !!!

  678. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    come on Andy

  679. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Come on Andy throw strikes…

  680. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    I love how the homeplate ump is helping the Phillies. This is unbelievable.

  681. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Andy getting squeezed

  682. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    randy l.
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:28 pm
    “Not a good play by Rodriguez. Should have been an error.”

    nettles would have ate it up.

    ————————————————————

    I was thinking more about Clete Boyer, who was definately better than Nettles on defense. Loved Nettles’ bat, though, and was no slouch with the glove.

  683. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Nice pick off move

  684. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    i love jeter and all but come on man…it’s the world series…these are the enemy…

  685. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Could you just get the batter out please Andy?

  686. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    michelle b. – Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow!
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:33 pm
    Erica-

    absolutely not, but i could think of any other halloween song that related soo much to baseball.
    ******

    How about hoping A-Rod is a Thriller???

  687. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Its the World Series, Buck. Who cares if they were on the same World Baseball Classic team? They’re on opposing teams now.

  688. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    The stolen base also helps on pitching around Howard if he gets Utley.

  689. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Gonna be a track meet on Posada tonight

  690. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Lenny Dykstra was the biggest roider of them all… nice try HA

  691. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    there gonna make andy work tonight…yanks need to get to hamels

  692. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Come on Andy!! Let’s go!

  693. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    The pitch count is going up and Arod definitely didn’t help.

  694. Alex October 31st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    what the hell is Buck saying! Arod would be way ahead of Jroll in getting to 3rd. Not a foot race.

  695. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    I just realized Yankee Snoopy and Pirate Big Bird were not in their correct Yankee viewing positions. All better now

  696. The Ghost October 31st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    never showed Fox trax once during Hamels giant strikezone of a 1st. But Andy throws one called strike outside the zone and there’s the Fox trax…

  697. BA October 31st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Looks like this ump is calling the high pitches (for both sides) but not the low ones. Which is not good for Pettitte in my opinion.

  698. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    “The stolen base also helps on pitching around Howard if he gets Utley.”

    ———–

    Howard is one of the few lefties who struggles against left handed pitching

    go after him

  699. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    K

  700. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Good job, Andy! 1 more!

  701. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    niiiiice one!

  702. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Somebody get Alex a tissue.

  703. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Nice deuce by Andy there.

  704. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Sit down gel boy.

  705. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    I would pitch around Howard here…

  706. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    An Organization that lost 10000 games hahaha they wish they had roid players

  707. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Dykstra and John Kruk….they were both on steriods.

  708. m October 31st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Wow. And no reaction from the booth on that strikeout of Utley.

    Can’t believe it. Stunned silence in the booth. Dead air.

  709. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Its the first inning people. How about holding off making pronouncements on how the rest of the game is going to go based on not even a completed first inning? lol.

  710. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    “never showed Fox trax once during Hamels giant strikezone of a 1st. But Andy throws one called strike outside the zone and there’s the Fox trax…”

    ———–
    I was thinking the same thing…

    along with Joe and Tim saying Hamels threw nothing but fastballs yet his very first pitch to Jeter was an obvious changeup

  711. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Why is this troll on this site. Go away loser !

  712. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Is it just me, or does the way that Howard points the bat before each pitch seem totally bush-league?

  713. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Nice pitch by Andy.

  714. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Nice pitch, come on Andy!!!

  715. Trevor October 31st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Looks like the Yankees game plan is to be really careful with Utley and go after Howard.

  716. Carl October 31st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Is it just me, or does the way that Howard points the bat before each pitch seem totally bush-league?

    Just you. Giambi did it all the time.

  717. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    i always thought kruk was on twinkies…

  718. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    They show us these pitching diagrams like we are going to be using them ourselves.

  719. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Cole Hamels looks drowsy

  720. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I think Hamels is taking the same relaxation pills that Cliff Lee took

  721. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Is it really too much to ask for impartial coverage of a World Series?

  722. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Is it really too much to ask for impartial coverage of a World Series?
    ********

    Clearly :-)

  723. Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Carl October 31st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Is it just me, or does the way that Howard points the bat before each pitch seem totally bush-league?

    Just you. Giambi did it all the time.
    ==============

    Interesting, I dont seem to remember The Big G holding it out there for 7-10 seconds.

  724. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Thome does it too. It’s just a timing thing.

  725. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Aww listen to that crowd! They’re SO loud and into the game. Putting the Yankee crowds to shame. Thats REAL fans there for you. :evil:

  726. Jeremy's spoken October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    boo

  727. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Yeah Nick it was a great way to start the day. Hopefully the Yanks will book end this day and I can go out into that SF night with a grin on my face.

  728. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Woohoo!!!

    KK

  729. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    PETT ROCKS!!!

  730. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Ichiro points his bat before every pitch, no?

    But he’s Ichiro, he can do whatever he wants.

  731. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    big K andy!

  732. alexm October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    and Howard strikes out AGAAAAAIIIIINNN!

  733. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Howard just took the lead from Alex in the most strikeouts race. I hope Alex gets a hit.

  734. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Nice job Andy. He’s at 20 pitches now…

  735. Carl October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff

    He did it as long as the pitcher was staring in for the sign.

  736. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Hey Phuk Da Yanks….BIG GIANT PHUK YOU TOO LOSER!!!! That’s how we do it!!!

  737. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Nice Andy!

    Howard is staking his claim for the all time record for WS K’s

  738. Azaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    im calling a hr now by arod to stop the questioning and doubting

  739. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Angel imposter??????????????????????

  740. m October 31st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Ugh. Two huge strikeouts. I should turn on espn radio. At least Morgan and Miller are fans of good baseball, no matter who’s in the uniform.

  741. Jorge Pasada's green card October 31st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    no comprende

  742. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Nice job by Andy. Took half a day, but still no damage done.

  743. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Hamels threw 13, Andy 20.

  744. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Nicely done, Andy!

  745. baseballfab October 31st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Ichiro does it

  746. Zooboy October 31st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Hey Joe and Tim: you r watching the winningest pitcher in post season history. He probably knows what he’s doing when he “worries” about the runner on second.

    Watch and learn u buffoons!

  747. randy l. October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    “Arod’ll pick it up. He was fielding ‘em on the screws before.”

    good one.

  748. alexm October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    yep, Arod is going deep!!!!! Take it to the bank.

  749. zmaster! October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    veteran andy with the big K

  750. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    how many pitches was that for Andy?

  751. iiicollies October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Is it really too much to ask for impartial coverage of a World Series?

    Hey, it’s Fox. What else do you expect? :(

  752. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    The crowd at Yankee Stadium had it’s loud moments at times but not throughout the playoffs. Who cares anyway ! All I care about is the Yankees winning not about the stupid crowd.

  753. DD October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Ichiro does it too.

  754. Adam October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I am not watching the game tonight until i hear the kittens going “meow meooow meooooww” on wcbs 880. Someone needs to record that commercial.

  755. Raz my Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    smoooch

  756. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Nice K, even if Andy made a few too many pitches. He’ll find his groove.

  757. Joe from Long Island October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    I thought Charlie Manuel said the Phillies could hit anyone? Someone should tell Howard. What is he at, at least 5 consecutive Ks?

  758. BA October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Hamels has a newborn at home, hopefully he got a terrible nights sleep

  759. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    They need to light up Hamels. No more “just tip your cap” performances.

    He left pitches up the last inning. Those eventually need to be crushed.

  760. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    Time for Arod to do some damage..Of course Buck and his boyfriend won’t say anything about the Howard strikeout but keep talking about Arod doing nothing.

  761. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Pettitte scares off

    Utley, The Uninvited

    Howard’s hobgoblins

  762. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Nah, that was me Erica. I don’t see any imposter posts, so far. I was being sarcastic about the Phillies crowds seeing as how Fox has made such a big deal about the crowds at Yankee Stadium

  763. Yankee my wankee October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Phils taking this one

  764. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    THAT RAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    KILL HAMELS!!!!!!!!!

  765. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    The New Era commercial actually confused me for a second. I for some reason thought the game was back on. Well until they showed the guy in shorts and flip flops.

  766. RalphieD (OPPC) October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    yea arod on base! lol

  767. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Come on Posada make him pay for that

  768. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    lol @ hamels…idiot…that may get arod going…

  769. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    we’ll take it!

    leadoff man on, cmon Jorgy

  770. m October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    I don’t think A-rod minds too much.

  771. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    who can pettite hit now….hamels?

  772. KF October 31st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    Is that like letting the game come to him?

  773. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    knocked the needle right out of his pocket

  774. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    should have been:

    *******

    Pettitte scares away

    Utley, The Uninvited

    Howard’s hobgoblins

  775. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Is it really too much to ask for impartial coverage of a World Series?
    *****

    Oh. I got scared for you for a second

  776. baseballfab October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    I went to the bank, where is my HR?

  777. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Actually come to think of it the 1993 Phillies did more Roids than any other team

    Kruk
    Dykstra
    Incaviglia
    Dutch Daulton
    etc

  778. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    OK so this is what knowledgeble fans is supposed to be? YOur ace pitcher puts a man on 1st on one pitch? And they’re cheering like they just won the world series…must all have the IQ of Phuk Da Yanks (with a handle like that, why am I surprised?)

  779. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Posada’s a real brain

  780. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:40 pm
    Carl October 31st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Zach in Port Jeff October 31st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Is it just me, or does the way that Howard points the bat before each pitch seem totally bush-league?

    Just you. Giambi did it all the time.
    ==============

    Interesting, I dont seem to remember The Big G holding it out there for 7-10 seconds.

    ————————————————————

    Rocky Colavito used to windmill the bat 4 times before each pitch and always stop and aim the barrel at the pitcher’s head.

  781. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Andy threw 20 pitches in the 1st

  782. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Posada u GROUND OUT KING

  783. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    Posada look at a pitch please….

  784. Yankee my wankee October 31st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    im scared

  785. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    no balk? jesus

  786. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    wow, talk about calling the high strike.

  787. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    this ump is calling the high strike like its going out of style…..not good!

  788. m October 31st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Christina,

    The kids had changed the channel. When I flipped it back to Fox before the game started they were showing it. And I thought they were showing an old game because of the rain delay. Of course I’ve seen that commercial about 10 times, but not in the past few days.

    Non-call on the balk, Alex should still be on 2nd or 3rd with that ground out.

  789. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    HEre comes DP cano!

  790. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    That high strike is a joke. Hamels is going to live there all night since its an easy strike.

  791. alexm October 31st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    what is Cano looking at?

  792. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    My roommate just made Homemade soft stadium pretzels…..They are very tasty….be very jealous.

  793. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Cano u really suck

  794. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Hamels appears hittable so far. Yanks need to make him pay.

    Very poor discipline by Cano….

  795. Kaz ma taz October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    sit down cano, u know

  796. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Cano is a idiot ! That ball wasn’t even close.

  797. Laura - Yanks in 6! October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    So Robbie’s plan is to not swing at balls over the plate, but try to hit the ones that almost hit him. Got it.

  798. Carl October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Yanks taking pitches right down the middle.

  799. Thomas October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Cano is just lost at the plate

  800. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Time for a hit, Swish!

  801. Mark-Cant Touch This October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    The pathetic offense continues to swing at garbage and take pitches down the middle

  802. JC October 31st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    let’s go swish~!

  803. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Robbie Cannot

  804. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Is it me or Swish has a completely different stance and wait?

  805. Nick Swisher's kisser October 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    xoxoxoxo

  806. BA October 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Time to back up the talk for Swish

  807. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    wat a joke

  808. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    and down go the Skankyees .. Now thats how its done

  809. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    swisher has an M.O……pop up or K!

  810. m October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Andy’s going to need to be very good tonight. Hamels is on tonight.

  811. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Hamels at 22 pitches through 2

    way to make him work Yanks

  812. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    The ump and batters are really helping him out. Posada swings at the 1st pitch and then Cano swings at garbage. Once again Swish gets owned by a fastball.

  813. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Another pop-up by Swisher… so glad he’s back in the lineup.

  814. Kaz ma taz October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    It’s u Kaz

  815. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    We’ll be lucky to get a hit off this bum..

  816. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Easy outs geez…

  817. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    They are going to name that area of RF – the Swisher Silo.

    How many times has he popped up there?

  818. Bronx Jeers October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    You know the ground should be nice and soft for Hideki’s knees.

    Just saying.

  819. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    That was horrible. Swisher should not be in this lineup. When will Girardi finally bring in Hinske.

  820. antisocial scrooge October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    hamels throwing too many strikes, hard to take pitches.

  821. Phuk Da Yanks October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm

    Whats Swishers blood alcohol level tonight?

  822. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Phuk Da Yanks knows his stuff!

  823. BA October 31st, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    So tired of seeing Swish, I think even Hairston would have been better tonight. Soooooo frustrating.

  824. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Swisher is a bum…poor choice Gayradi

  825. To the track, to the wall, we are tied October 31st, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    0.11111111111111111111111111111111

    yikes, that’s Swisher’s current postseason batting avg

  826. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Cano is giving me Soriano playoff flashbacks with that awful swing on strike 3…

    but at least Soriano hit the go-ahead HR against Schilling in Game 7.

    Cano needs to pick it up.

  827. tampayank October 31st, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    The Yanks are making every Phillies pitcher look way too good

  828. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    “That was horrible. Swisher should not be in this lineup. When will Girardi finally bring in Hinske.”

    ———–

    tomorrow

  829. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Andy is going to have to be on his game tonight. Bad approach + giant strike zone = easy outs.

  830. KO October 31st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Swisher changing his stance in the World Series??? Uhhhh dude you hit like 30 homers this year with that stance. I think you should probably stick to it you’re just in a slump. I can’t believe that

  831. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Another game, another atrocious performance by the Yankees offense.

  832. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    BEST. COMMERCIAL. EVER.
    (Gilette)

  833. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    Phils score two this inning

  834. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    If andy can throw a 2 pitch inning, he’ll be tied with Hamels in pitch count.

  835. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Bronx Jeers
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:51 pm
    You know the ground should be nice and soft for Hideki’s knees.

    Just saying.

    ****

    Still not thinking that is a good idea. If his knees get messed up, we lose his bat the rest of the series. Not worth the risk to me. I want him in that line up if we go back home

  836. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    The umps are helping Hamels and Cano and Swisher are helping him out.

  837. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Nick Swisher is just simply overmatched in this postseason, Girardi needs to make a change now, he is hurting the team’s chances now.

  838. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    I think it’s just matter of time Yanks lose this game.
    They don’t have energy. Morons like Cano swing at everything.

    Prediction: blow out lose for Yankees.

  839. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Good grief, Andy.

  840. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Best commercial…wow… poor jeets looked like he got hit by a bus!

  841. Jeter is overrated October 31st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    yawn

  842. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Come on Andy!!!

  843. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    MLB Gameday had 2 of Andy’s first 3 pitches as strikes

  844. The Ghost October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    funny how Rollins gave Pettitte fits at first but Arod was basically invisible as far as Hamels was concerned. I thought changeups were the best pitches to run on.

  845. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    I agree, Erica. They showed it 2 or 3 times at the stadium during the World Series. Nice seeing it on that huggeee screen they have.

  846. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Offensive struggles continue.

  847. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Thanks, Andy.

  848. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Crap.

  849. igotid88 October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    damn bandbox

  850. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Damn, here we go…

  851. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    This has blowout loss written all over it.

  852. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Game over

  853. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    how do u like that, Andy Petunia?

  854. Trevor October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Seems like half the team has a different approach cause it’s the playoffs.
    Kevin Long has anything to do with that?

  855. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Boom HR

    Jeez the Phillies have good at bats

  856. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Yankees offense is hurting themselves once again.

    Swinging at pitches out of the zone and then taking a strike down the middle. They will have to play smarter than this.

    Wow, do balls fly out of here. The Yankees have to start hitting better to take advantage…

  857. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    sheisse…i couldnt understand why everyone was a minute ahead of me…rewound the tivo to see glee and forgot to fastforward. just as i figured it out…werth hits the homer!

    Good Grief

  858. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    I am not feeling good about this game.

  859. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    That may be all they need with the yanks offense

  860. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Andy has to hit his spots tonight. This ballpark plays VERY very small. Much smaller than YS. Werth hits balls easily out of the ballpark because anything in the air goes out.

  861. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    So much to us hitting Hamels? Why can’t this team ever hit in the postseason???

  862. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    KKK

  863. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    That sucked

  864. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    bandbox? that funny coming from ” Stadium that bailout money built “

  865. DW October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Let’s keep it there, Andy!

  866. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    michelle b. – Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow!
    October 31st, 2009 at 9:56 pm
    sheisse…i couldnt understand why everyone was a minute ahead of me…rewound the tivo to see glee and forgot to fastforward. just as i figured it out…werth hits the homer!

    Good Grief

    *******

    I did the same thing during the ALDS. LOL. I had no idea why everyone knew what was going on before me

  867. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    before WS I don’t get that so many socalled fans and analysts favor Yankees. Why?
    Clearly Phillies are better in this series.

    LOL

  868. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    100 pitches of fun… October 31st, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Andy has to hit his spots tonight. This ballpark plays VERY very small. Much smaller than YS. Werth hits balls easily out of the ballpark because anything in the air goes out.

    ——–

    if not for it being a naitional leaque park, that place would set all kind of records…

  869. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Andy getting bombed…Useless

  870. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Is this comments section going to be a repeat of the other night? Because I’m seriously not up to dealing with that level of agita again, lol.

  871. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Vote for Pedro!

  872. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    yankees are having terrible at-bats..phillies having good at-bats…

  873. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Do these guys ever think about how much they embarrass the organization by always choking with the bat in the post season?

  874. Jeremy October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Mantle’s failed Liver- why would you have a name like that ?

  875. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Bad Andy is here tonight. He has nothing. Absolutely nothing.

    It,s going to be a very long night.

  876. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    AJ trailed 0-1 too, right? It’s all set up for us now.

  877. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    I don’t have a good feeling about this game. Andy doesn’t have his best stuff and isn’t throwing strikes.

  878. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Mantle’s failed liver please go stick your head in a gas oven and turn it on. You’re a waste of skin.

  879. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    that ball was extremely catchable.

  880. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    Andy, get a grip now!

  881. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    What is hamels ERA in thr postseason like 7??? Even the awful Dodgers hit him

  882. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    # Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    Is this comments section going to be a repeat of the other night? Because I’m seriously not up to dealing with that level of agita again, lol.

    ——–

    this blog needs to have registered users and an ignore feature for next season…

  883. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    We swing at junk and take pitches down the middle. Pre game was talking about a high scoring game. I can tell you the yanks will not put up anymore than 4. And that’s being generous

  884. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    This game is far from over, but the offense has to wake up if they are going to win this game, no 3-1 game tonight that’s for sure.

  885. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    andy is missing location badly and falling behind everyone

  886. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Dearest Andrew Eugene Pettitte-

    You are the winningest pitcher in postseason history. You are a beast. You are better than them. Pitch like it. Make this Phillies sorry! That’s all they get! Thank you in advance for your cooperation.

    Sincerely Yours,
    Erica

  887. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    this park might be a bandbox..but werth’s homer looked legit..

  888. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Ughh — Andy is getting squeezed a bit… I dont like it one bit.

  889. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Damn, he is not sharp.

  890. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    I have never seen such terrible hitting, wait nevermind yes i have, yankees post season after post season since 2001

  891. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Angel,

    I’m out of here… these game threads have been pitiful.

    Trolls and crybabies. 1-0 and the game is over? pathetic.

    Go Yanks!

  892. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Throw strikes, Andy

  893. To the track, to the wall, we are tied October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Over the course of the season, Swisher does have value.

    He grinds out at-bats that take their toll on lesser pitchers, but that effect is mostly nullified in the postseason because of the quality of the starters.

    He shouldn’t be getting consistent ABs this time of year.

  894. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    F&*k HOme plate Umpire u old %$^

  895. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Yanks offense doesn’t scare anybody.
    Be honest, w/o A-Rod’s miracle, they couldn’t even pass Angels.

  896. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Come on Andy, strikes please

  897. KF October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    this park might be a bandbox..but werth’s homer looked legit..

    It looked like he brought his golf swing.

  898. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Pettite wont get it (unless Aroid brings the needle)

  899. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Just setting up the double play :-)

  900. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    big game pitcher my ass

  901. Paul October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    swisher could not catch that ball…???

  902. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    10-1 he bunts

  903. Bench Swisher October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Wow – pettitte is just pitching like crap.

  904. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    wow that was a check swing…the ball is flying out of there.

  905. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Boston Dave, have fun, we’ll miss ya

  906. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    oh boy, may be in for this thing going to 1:30 or 2, thank god we gain an hour tonite!

  907. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    Andy, it’s only game three. Why pitch like it’s 2001 all over again?

  908. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    andy needs to get together as well as offense…lets get out of this

  909. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    This phillies croud blows away the yankees croud, its not even close

    and where the heck is posada in the playoffs? the guy hasn’t done anything offensively.

  910. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    rofl…………………………..

  911. Carl October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    game over

  912. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    are u kidding me???

  913. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    got to get out of this inning…this is trouble

  914. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:02 pm

    you’ve got to be kidding me.

  915. DW October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Seriously?

  916. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    time for gaudin to get up.

  917. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    what was that get the freckin out

  918. stacey October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    what was that get the freckin out

  919. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Posada what the hell are u doing? something wrong with ur legs?

  920. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    The Yankees offense has been awful the entire postseason save for two games.

    It’s been pitching that’s done the job for them. Tonight they don’t even have that. Andy is just awful tonight.

  921. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Wow, somewhere, big George is throwing his hearing aid at someone

  922. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Mods please ban the pond scum that is posting under ‘Mantle’s failed liver’

  923. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Unreal…Posada has to know that the pitcher is running. Get out there and throw to 1st base. Posada fell asleep there.

  924. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Posada is a punk….postseason choke artist

  925. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Boston Dave – 3 wins til 27
    October 31st, 2009 at 10:00 pm
    Angel,
    I’m out of here… these game threads have been pitiful.
    Trolls and crybabies. 1-0 and the game is over? pathetic.
    Go Yanks!

    *****************************************
    I am a few comments away from following you…

  926. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    do you mean crowd? what is a croud?

  927. Alex October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    that was Posada’s ball all the way!

  928. Bench Swisher October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    this just blows chunks

  929. Bronx Jeers October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    I thought Night of the Living Dead was on AMC?

  930. S.A.--Serenity Now October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    chest pains

  931. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    We brought our A game tonight.

  932. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    COME ON ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  933. Doomba October 31st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    let’s hope the bullpen has it in them tonight

  934. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Mantle’s failed liver
    October 31st, 2009 at 10:01 pm
    Pettite wont get it (unless Aroid brings the needle)
    =================

    Who is this jackass, Peter Gammons?

  935. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    don’t bail on Andy yet!

  936. Trevor October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Yankee at-bats are just down right pathetic. I mean Cole Hamels is already pitching better then he did in previous 5 or 6 starts.

  937. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    “Posada is a punk….postseason choke artist ”

    he does have 4 rings..

  938. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Wow Posada, way to hustle to that ball… Hamels would have been out…

  939. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    hey now, we can walk in a run

  940. JC October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    OMG we lost…

  941. E-gawa October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    get someone up.. andy has nothing tonight

  942. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    i still get amazed how bad the yankees are against the bottom of other people’s lineups.

  943. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    walking in a run in 3….2…..1..

  944. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    come on andy!

  945. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 10:04 pm

    Pinstripes in peril…

    Werth, werewolf, Hamels, horror

    A Philly frightfest

  946. tampayank October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    This could get very ugly….I’m not feeling too good about the rest of this series….their crowd is great

  947. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Gotta win now tomorrow or it’s game over

  948. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Such class those Phillies fans. Especially when you have to take a leaf out Red Sox fans books. :roll:

  949. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Well this sucks. Yanks are lucky if they get out of this with only 2 runs. It will probably be much worse though.

  950. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    No pepitone he’s some scum sucking REd Sox fan that has nothing better to do. Either that or he’s a sad Phillies fan.

  951. JC October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    i can’t watch this crap anymore
    yankees are putting on a show… just wow

  952. Doomba October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    andy can’t throw strikes, the bases are loaded, and we blew our chance of getting the NL automatic out…i’m feeling queasy

  953. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    get it together and now!

  954. Bench Swisher October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    wow do you suck ass pettitte.

  955. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    this one is quick, many players of this team don’t have guts, except Mo, A-Rod and Jeter.

  956. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Jumping in the shower-

  957. Swish's Fishes October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    not good

  958. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    andy falling apart in the 2nd inning!

  959. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Pettitte you are a joke shoot yourself

  960. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Andy should be well rested by game six?

  961. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Funny how bad Hamels is…. it’s like they switched bodies

  962. pepitone's all alone October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    ‘ crying ‘

  963. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:05 pm

    Way to pitch big misses pettite

  964. Jed Pain October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    I waited two day for this?

  965. DW October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Andy, you are a much, much better pitcher than this. Step it up, please!

  966. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Where is the Mod on this board? is he taking a bathroom break? BOOT THIS SCUM ALREADY!!

  967. Terry from NH October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Well we got a must-win situation with CC tomorrow.. Have to write this game off cause it’s about to get ugly real quick..

  968. Dykstra's failed finances October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Mantle’s failed liver is Darren Daulton’s boyfriend.

  969. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    come on get out this…this game is not over yet

  970. Dave F October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Come on Andy. You can do this..

  971. yankeenate October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    This is always a concern when Pettite pitches. He can only have so many good outings before a goose egg.

  972. Drew October 31st, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    Shut up Erica

  973. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    andy looks all or nothing today. how did .132 feliz nearly hit a homerun

  974. DT - OPPC member October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    SAM + CHAD –

    Deal with the trolls or you’ll be blogging to yourselves.

  975. Yankee my wankee October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    3 runs baby

  976. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    nice 0-2 pitch a hole

  977. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Andy will get it together, all you cynics, stop it already. Stay Positive! it’s painful to read your posts, IN THE 2ND INNING!!

  978. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    game over.,.CC is our last chance

  979. m October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    :(

  980. E-gawa October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    If Posada could field, we’d be out of the inning right now.

  981. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    This inning would have been over if not for that horrible fielding on Hamels’ bunt… can’t make mistakes like that…

  982. Terry from NH October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Jabba the Hutt could run on J. Damon!

  983. Yanks_Fan October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Why are the Yankees playing like garbage? They look fragile? Where is the team we followed throughout this postseason?

  984. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    WOW GAME OVER GOOD NIGHT

  985. DW October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    1 more out, then we can start scoring some runs. Please!

  986. Donnie - Officiall Hates the Phillies and Their Fans October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    Well, this is pretty much miserable. Can’t hit a guy who’s got an ERA near 7, and Andy looks about as terrible as humanly possible. Just wonderful.

  987. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:07 pm

    wow are you guys yankee fans? seriously???

  988. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    yankees bats better get going!

  989. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    it’s sad how the phillies know hot to take advantage of these opportunites but the yankees have been pissing them away.

  990. Yankee my wankee October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    DT – get real. Iknow, New Yawkers always want this and that. too bad, Phils win series

  991. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    How could a guy with this much experience pitch this terribly? He looks awful. How does he start off 3 hitters with 3-0 counts and then he gets ahead of Victorino 0-2 and he throws a pitch down the pipe? Yeesh, really awful pitching by Pettite, he looks like ’01 all over again, kinda strange…

  992. Bano October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    this place is 1000x louder than yankee stadium what a joke

  993. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    I hate to say it but this game is very close to being to much for this offense to come back on. Especially with the way they aren’t hitting. Very close…

  994. yankeenate October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    Maybe Pettite should have stayed home and gone trick or treating with the kids

  995. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    3-0 in the 2nd? try throwing some first pitch strikes…

    Andy is better than this.

    hopeour offense doesnt decide to let another mediocre pitcher look like cy young again.

  996. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:08 pm

    crowd is shouting “yankees suck”.

    nice.

  997. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    THE CANCER KNOWN AS NICK SWISHER has now filtered down to the rest of the team… the feeling of lack of confidence all started with him.

  998. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    THE CANCER KNOWN AS NICK SWISHER has now filtered down to the rest of the team… the feeling of lack of confidence all started with him.

  999. bob October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Nice to see the gutless Yankees and gutless Pettitte really give that good World Series effort!! LOL!!

    Phillies in five.

  1000. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Andy has no command….

  1001. Ecology [Going Further] October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    calm down people. its a game.
    game 3.

  1002. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    DEAR GOD THROW A FRIGGIN STRIKE

  1003. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    Just get out of this. We’ll get to Hamels. He’s not Cliff Lee. We just need to limit the damage here.

  1004. Yankees win October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    come on Yanks

  1005. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    where are all the regular posters…you people can not be yankee fans…

  1006. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm

    This troll situation is out of hand

    Sam, Chad, Dave- do something please or you will be alone with trolls

  1007. It ain't over 'til it's over October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    no way andy comes back on 3 days rest. he’s probably at 60 pitches.

  1008. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....atch-up-3/

    now, Flaherty looks like a …….

    huge edge on ANDY? LOL

  1009. franmerrf October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Can our offense score 3 runs to get back into this game?!

  1010. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    KKKK

  1011. Yankees win October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    yeaahhhhhhhhhhhh,

  1012. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Coulda been worse, but who took Andy Pettitte?

  1013. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    We won’t score 3 the rest of the series

  1014. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Well, i think i am going to sit out on my porch and hand out candy.

  1015. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Melky gets on…Pettite is going to hit a homerun ;-)

  1016. igotid88 October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    We can’t take pitches on Hamels cause he’s getting the high strikes.

  1017. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    just awful crap….none of those extra runs score if that simple SIMPLE play is made

  1018. E-gawa October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    He’s not locating and nothings breaking.. Hopefully, they can get a couple off of Hamels but it’s gonna be an early night for Andy.

  1019. Doomba October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    well, it could’ve been worse. if the offense can’t score 3 runs, then we’re sunk anyway. andy just needs to get things together and pitch a gem into the 6th…

  1020. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    we just need that one inning to wake up our bats…

  1021. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Enough Pitching Changes
    October 31st, 2009 at 10:09 pm
    where are all the regular posters…you people can not be yankee fans…

    ******

    Scared away by the trolls. This situation is disgusting

  1022. Josh October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    One Word Andy:

    RETIRE.

  1023. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:10 pm

    Terrible…Not fielding the bunt really hurt them. I really wish that Posada would wake up THE PITCHER is running make a throw.

  1024. steppytroll October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    @Denise: no, give up. Resistance is futile. WFCx2.

  1025. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Our team is capable of hitting just like the phillies. in the mean time, girardi needs to remind pettitte to throw some first pitch strikes. look what it did to help burnett.

  1026. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Hey JZ how many innings is a baseball game you moron? Is it 2 or 9? Muppet!

  1027. DW October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Do we need to email them? I don’t think they read the comments during games.

    The Yankees need to get to Hamels by being a little more patient. Just get on, and the runs will (hopefully) follow!

  1028. Dave F October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Not over yet. Yankees haved scored more than 3 runs in a game.

  1029. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Andy has to be better that this. He’s basically cost his team the series.

    Looks like Rollins prediction of Phillies in five will come true.

    A hack like Blanton will probably shut throw 8 shutout against this lineup.

    What a joke.

  1030. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    bring Andy back on 3 days rest? another reason to show Joe is not a good manager.

  1031. To the track, to the wall, we are tied October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Might as well pull Andy early tonight (after another inning or two) if he’s going to go on short rest next start.

  1032. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    are these trolls met fans? red sox fans? could phillie fans be in here??

  1033. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Now here comes Cy Hamels screw this team

  1034. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Jump off the ledge, everyone.

    Quit on your team.

    Complain about everything.

    Now is the time.

  1035. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Andy needs to get it together and FAST….plus, we have shown ZERO offense in the World Series….and yes, I count solo home runs in that total….gotta strike back with at least one run here or we are toast….BANK ON IT !

  1036. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    big Game Pitcher Andy has thrown up som ereal stinkers in his day- and I’ve been there for a couple of them. Really only 2 calls hit that inning, and one of the was a product of theis bandbox.

  1037. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    Oh my gosh! That is not Andy Pettite…that is Kyle Farnsworth in an Andy Pettite mask!

  1038. Yanks_Fan October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm

    I’m worried. The Yankees have looked inferior so far. This is not what I was expecting.

  1039. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Can anyone answer me why this offense hasn’t shown up since 2005?

  1040. Down with OPP October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Yeah Arod, u know me!!

  1041. KF October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Erica,

    Hang in there…..

  1042. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    3-0 and the game is over in the second inning???

    Come on, people, at least give it until the seventh inning before you toss it over.

    I will say this, though, the Phillies do look like the better team. I hate to admit it, but there it is.

  1043. E-gawa October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Trolls are Mets fans.. They can’t root for Philly so they’re all disgruntled in rooting for the Yankees.

  1044. Paid Umpire October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Hamels is throwing a CG

  1045. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    all I heard was how awful hamels has been.

  1046. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Misses pettite showed up in a big world series game. I remember her from 2001 in Arizona

  1047. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Andy will not be in this game long unless he really settles down. Then you have people I don’t trust in Gaudin and Aceves. If the Yanks want to win this game they will need 7+ runs. Too bad Swish can’t be taken out of the game.

  1048. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Pettitte preyed upon

    An unholy sacrifice

    Philly’s bag of tricks

  1049. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    The regular posters left months ago…this board has become infested and they left. Can’t say I blame them.

  1050. JZ October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    if they come back to win this game. I admit I am a moron.
    LOL

  1051. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    rconn23: did you have too much candy tonight??? It’s the 3rd inning of game 3.

  1052. CUZ October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Time to bat around. Send 10 men to the dish

  1053. JF October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    arod has to field that bunt…he is playing horrible D

  1054. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    ERica I can get it if someone hates the yankees and is just trying to stir up trouble..but yankee fans bashing pettitte and giving up this game? you can not be a yankee fan if you do that..sorry

  1055. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    How can he pitch that well to Utely and Howard and then look like a total fool with Feliz and Ruiz. Andy needs to keep his head in the game, we need him to get a few innings more at least and keep this thing close, this offense should be able to wake up eventually.

  1056. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    How can you call people not yankee fans because the offense is sucking and people hate it? Why? Yankee bats never hit, and this has been ongoing for many post seasons.

  1057. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    I don’t think Hamels really looks that sharp. If Andy can give them a couple more innings at least we’ll have a game on our hands yet.

  1058. bob October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    It’s pretty simple. The Phillies want to win this thing more than the Yanks. Girardi doesn’t try to win when he starts Swisher and then the “veteran” Andy Pettitte acts scared to death out there, lol.

  1059. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing October 31st, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    rconn23
    October 31st, 2009 at 10:11 pm
    Andy has to be better that this. He’s basically cost his team the series.
    Looks like Rollins prediction of Phillies in five will come true.
    A hack like Blanton will probably shut throw 8 shutout against this lineup.
    What a joke.
    *******************************
    And with that.. I’m done.

  1060. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    can we trade arod for peter happy.

  1061. Mantle's failed liver October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Sticks and stones may break my bones but words make me cry to mgt.

  1062. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Pinch hit

  1063. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    How come we get the Phillies in the World Series while the Red Sox get the pathetic Rockies? why couldnt we get the Rockies?

  1064. Denise October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Andy isn’t acting scared, he’s just not hitting his spots, he WILL settle in, he just will

  1065. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    “arod has to field that bunt…he is playing horrible D”

    You don’t watch must baseball i guess..that bunt was not anywhere near arod..

  1066. ElGuapo October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Outpitched, Outhit, outplayed. Phillies will take it tonight. Yanks look asleep.

  1067. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    They are making it easy on Hamels. He won’t even break a sweat out there.

  1068. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 10:14 pm

    Yes Andy gave up 3 runs. I will never give up on Andy. This offense?? That is another story. But ok let me hear how it is only a short sample size. What is this the 12th game already??

  1069. steppytroll October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    This troll is a Phillies fan. Nice swing, Andy.

  1070. JF October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    why wouldnt andy just wait for 2 stirkes….get his pitch count up!!! ugh

  1071. Dr Mustard October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Hamels is cruising with ease

  1072. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    really frustrating watching our offense make a pitcher who has been awful look like he is unbeatable

  1073. jake October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    ..and the ABSOLUTELY TERRIBLE play CONTINUES….if we dont see a big change in this team, there’s NO WAY we’re going to win this, maybe not even go back to the stadium..

  1074. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Come on, Yankees… WORK THE COUNT… Hamels’ control didn’t look too good against Melky…

  1075. Thomas October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Hitters need to wake up

  1076. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Maybe those “You took steroids!” chants are getting to him, dont get me wrong, I love Andy but the fact is he looks terrible tonight.

  1077. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Will anyone get hot for this team when it counts the most?

  1078. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    How come we get the Phillies in the World Series while the Red Sox get the pathetic Rockies? why couldnt we get the Rockies?

    ___

    because with our offense like it is now, they would beat us too.

  1079. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    Hamels is throwing just 2 pitches — 4 seam FB and a changeup — and we can’t hit that???

  1080. JF October 31st, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    no i played

    arod could have charged the plate and made that play EASY

    he went to third, what normally he should do, but 1 there is absolutely no play to get them at third and 2 posada is not a good fielder.

    done and done

  1081. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    That was the 2nd belt high, 89 mph fastball to Jeter this AB. This guy is going down eventually

  1082. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Who cares what andy does? They are making a terrible 2009 hamels look like cy young.

  1083. vb03 October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    *checks into game thread*
    *sees the Philly troll retards*
    *shakes head and heads out*

  1084. smallville October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    It’s shocking just how much better of a team the Phillies are. Better hitting, pitching, fielding, manager, etc…

    Realistically, I don’t see how New York even wins a single game in Philly. And the real Arod is now fully returned. That flub fielding the bunt was classic.

  1085. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    It stinks that the regular season offense is absolutely no where to be found. More than 2-3 runs is really hard for these guys. I hope in the off season they don’t regret that the billion dollar offense can’t do a thing in the post season.

  1086. KF October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    This is the 2nd time through the line up, it’s about time now.

  1087. gaby October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Relax. Its only the third.

  1088. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Can’t wait to hear that the bats will get hot against Blanton.

  1089. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    These quick innings are conducive to starting a big rally, not to mention working up a pitch count.

  1090. Enough Pitching Changes October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    i get how a met fan can not root for the yanks..but can they really be happy if the phillies win

  1091. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    There’s that Hamels curve ball on the 1-2 pitch to Jete, he clearly still cant break it off…

  1092. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    WHY IS JETER SMILING WHAT THE HECK IS SO FUNNY JETER

  1093. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    let’s hope andy has a 1-2-3 inning…

  1094. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    I am out too-

    This is unbearable. I will come back when its tied up

  1095. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... October 31st, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Pitiful, completely pitiful, to get shutout and no hit by hamels

  1096. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    anyone can pitch like cy young against us….

  1097. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    What happened to Pete?

    What happened to a board that was fun to go to?

    What happened to registration?

  1098. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    who cares how Hamels looks he can throw 85 MPH meatballs with no movement down the middle of the plate and these a holes will make him look like Cy Young and kiss his a ss after the game

  1099. tex's friend October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    HA, if they cant get a hit in 3 innings against hamels, who will believe they will do any better against blanton?

  1100. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Unfortunately when your not hitting a pitcher with a 7 era is going to look good.

  1101. Joker, The October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    I’ve given up. The game (and season) are pretty much over. This sucks.

  1102. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Three innings of no hit ball?

    Yikes!

  1103. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:18 pm

    Different year, same story. Offense is dead like always. Now that A-Rod isn’t bombing the other team we are suddenly looking like we don’t belong on the field with the opposition.

  1104. Clipper October 31st, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Our hitters don’t scare anyone right now !!!!

  1105. Ramey October 31st, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Are people honestly blaming A-Rod for not getting that bunt? Really? He was 60 feet away, do you expect him to stretch armstrong his way to the ball and grab it? I know it’s halloween, but the whacko’s need to ease up a bit

  1106. steppytroll October 31st, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    That’s what Hamels throws. Fastball and changeup. He needs to work on another pitch, but hey, if the Yanks can’t hit either one of them…

  1107. It ain't over 'til it's over October 31st, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    the yankees are playing as if they are afraid of the phillies. they look tense and uptight. can’t win games if you are playing scared.

  1108. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    No one. Not the media. Not the Yankee people. Not the people on here can explain to me why the Yankees stop hitting in the postseason

  1109. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) October 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Anyone else surprised Hamels is mowing down the lineup, good change up/plus fastball always beats this lineup.

  1110. Kpantz October 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    First pitch strikes…not sure there’s a better formula. Let’s hope Andy can nibble the corners early in the count, because I’m a little nervous about him going right after these guys. Either way, he’s got to get these guys in defensive counts. It’s why Hamels is cruising…

  1111. JF October 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    dear andy,

    123 inning please. keep your pitch count low and start to turn this momentum.

    thanks boss

  1112. Incognito October 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    Watching the Yankees bat this WS is making me vomit. They look at fastballs right down the middle and swing at garbage a foot off the plate. It’s pathetic.

  1113. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm

    K Long is getting his butt whipped tonight. Cole Hamels? no hits through 3 on 35 pitches?

    Was there any preparation? If so, it was not very good.

  1114. Jimmy October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Maybe Erica should go take a shower…so the Yanks can start hitting.

  1115. tampayank October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Too many Philly/Boston trolls…have a good night Yankee Fans

  1116. rconn23 October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    It’s the same team it’s been for the last six years. It really is.

    Pie throwing, Swisher’s mohawk and all that feel good chemistry means nothing right now.

  1117. djsunyc October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    guys…when the playoffs come – you throw all stats and everything out the window. each game becomes a must win – it’s a different kind of pressure compared to the regular season. pressure effects people differently. and it gets even bigger in the world series.

    the phillies were there last year. the yanks missed it last season. when you constantly put the only acceptable goal is to win the world series…you are only ADDING to the pressure.

    our yanks play with more pressure than any other team in baseball. so far, this season, they gave us a GREAT regular season and a GREAT alds and alcs. we got timely hits and big pitching.

    we didn’t in game 1 but did in game 2. we are early in game 3. the phillies have been here last year…they probably don’t feel as much pressure as we do…and their body language is showing it.

    there’s a long way to go in this series…one at bat can change everything.

    keep the faith. if you can’t, the seriously get the f out and go watch a movie with a scripted ending.

  1118. CR9 October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    These sickening perverted losers Joe and Tim are disgraceful, even for Yankee hating scumsacks like them.

  1119. igotid88 October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    No hitter for hamels.

  1120. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    KKKKK

  1121. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    “Three innings of no hit ball?”

    4 soon.

  1122. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    Meanwhile the crowd is much louder and much into the game than was the case at Yankee Stadium for the first two games of the Series.

  1123. It ain't over 'til it's over October 31st, 2009 at 10:21 pm

    howard is horrible against lefties.

  1124. Clipper October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Different year, same story. Offense is dead like always. Now that A-Rod isn’t bombing the other team we are suddenly looking like we don’t belong on the field with the opposition.

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

    Our Offense is just plain terrible right now, luckily we get a couple hits this series!

  1125. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    The funny thing is that the media keeps pimping pitchers up like they are Bob Gibson when they shut us down. How is Cliff Lee looking right now??

  1126. igotid88 October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Come on Yankees hit like you’re hitting against the Yankees.

  1127. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    So thats 8 strikeouts for Ryan Howard and not a word about that tomorrow..but arod goes 2-4 with 1 homerun (hopefully) and we’ll still hear it about him rather than R-f’ckn’-Howard

  1128. DD October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Unrelated News

    NBA

    Philadelphia 122, New York 122 end of 4 th

    NY came back from -19

    Go Yankees !

  1129. yankeenate October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    this feels similar to the 2001 WS against the diamondbacks. Little offense so far.

  1130. steppytroll October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    At least we can agree that Buck and McCarver suck ass.

  1131. Alex October 31st, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Since when is a guy throwing 89 mph “having good stuff” Joe Buck? This is a pathetic showing by the Yankee bats. I think they get some runs off Hamels the rest of the 2nd time through the lineup. Andy needs to keep it at 3, though

  1132. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    c’mon andy go 1-2-3 please

  1133. haiku-man October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    The only pitch count going up is ANDY’S HE AT 56

  1134. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Jeter and Posada are the only Yankees on the field that are not batting either .000 or in the .111 – .143 range. This team has shown NOTHING in the World Series with the bats that would indicate they can put up 5 or 6 runs in this game. Someone needs to remind them that GETTING to the World Series is NOT the prize !

  1135. lil' m October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Hoping Andy can hold it down and give the offense enough time to wake up and score some runs the way they did in Anaheim. Let’s go Yankees . . .

  1136. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    Why can’t this team hit in the postseason? Is the preparation that bad? Not all pitchers are Cy Young.

    What is wrong with them?

    Cmon–give us a 6 or 7 spot. Show us that you have it, before next year!

  1137. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    When the top of the order isn’t hitting for Philly, the bottom of their order picks them up. What a concept…

  1138. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    3-0 will not win this game, and you can take that to the bank!

    If the Phillies don’t add to that lead, the Yanks will catch them. All Pettitte needs to do is hold it here, then give his offense a chance to get to this guy.

  1139. smallville October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    I can’t think of a worse team in the World Series than this year’s Yankee squad.

    Embarrassing, disgraceful, pathetic, anemic, humiliating, rancid…there aren’t enough adjectives to describe just how poorly the Yanks are playing and how overmatched they look.

  1140. CR9 October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    The last guy I knew to reach down and hit a ball headed for the ground with a half swing and know it was a homer off the bat was Manny Ramirez, and we all know what he used to do that.

    It looks like steroids are Werth it when one can drive a ball out like that.

  1141. sar515 October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    4th…5th…6th inning…
    Yankees score in each.

    Just have to hold them.

    6-5 Yanks.
    Posada and Alex HRS

  1142. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Andy starting to throw strike 1 and he looks a little more aggressive, hopefully he’s woken up and can get in a little bit of a groove, we can definitely score against Hamels.

  1143. KF October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Andy’s looking a lot better this inning, lets contain the damage.

  1144. JF October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    i think tex and arod will get something next inning. just a couple hits…just keep passing it up to the next guy. hopefully andy can get one more out now…

    lets go yankees!!

  1145. Sam Borden October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    New thread as go to the fourth.

  1146. yf_in_ma October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    A few things, so far:

    I officially hate the Phillies and their stupid, hockey-haired lineup.

    I officially hate Philadelphia’s “rowdy” fans with their twirly-rags. Nothing says ‘blue-collar’ like twirly-rags!

    Congratulations to the Philadelphia Phillies on their second consecutive World Series Championship.

  1147. Clipper October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    Andy throw Strikes Damn it !!!

  1148. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    I don’t know what’s harder to watch our “big game” pitcher lookin like this Or our offense lookin more scared than a pie with Rosie O’donell in the same room

  1149. kimoinsd October 31st, 2009 at 10:24 pm

    THANK YOU ANDY!

  1150. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Yankees usually do most damage 2nd or 3rd time through the order. Pettitte needs to hold it right here. I hope Tex and ARod earn their money in the 3rd.

  1151. Kpantz October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    I’ll take that two more times over!

  1152. gary October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    sar515 October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    4th…5th…6th inning…
    Yankees score in each.

    Just have to hold them.

    6-5 Yanks.
    Posada and Alex HRS

    Let’s get our first hit first

  1153. Scared of the Wall October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    OK, let’s go….

    Damon, Tex, A-Rod…. time to show up.

  1154. KF October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    A 1-2-3 inning, now the offence needs to show up!

  1155. Nick in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Haha, Melky phaked out the Phillies phans!

    The worm has turned?

  1156. Alex October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    love it, Melky faked out the fans in center

  1157. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    This ballpark is such a joke. Werth thought he got enough of that one. People talk about YS but this place is much worse. YS is RF here it’s LF, RF and CF.

  1158. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! October 31st, 2009 at 10:25 pm

    Melky with the Siiikkkeee!!!

  1159. Dave F October 31st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    OK Andy. Now, let’s get the offense going!!

  1160. DVAB October 31st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    OK…maybe Andy’s pitching comeback in that inning will spark the SLUGS ( all Yankees except Jeter and Posada ) into showing that they can actually hit the frickin’ ball !

  1161. Triple Short Of A Cycle October 31st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Dodgers and Rockies were able to hit Hamels. This is pathetic. But I am looking forward to seeing Cano hit his 20 home runs in the regular season and listen to how he is turning into Rod Carew

  1162. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    9 pitch 1-2-3 inning from Pettitte oughta give them a little confidence

  1163. Erica - always OPPC October 31st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    New thread :arrow:

    trolls stay behind please

  1164. JasonR October 31st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Has anyone noticed that Cole Hamels is throwing a no hitter? Because that’s what he’s doing. He’s throwing a no hitter. No hitter no hitter no hitter.

  1165. PittsburghYankeeFan October 31st, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Andy’s giving them 6. Darn it, what is wrong with the hitting.

    It is beyond atrocious. What is the problem? Nerves? Poor preparation? Hamels isn’t exactly blowing people away.

    OK–they saw him once. Now let’s see what these bums can do.

  1166. gaby October 31st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    You guys need to stop crying about how “bad” the Yankees are and how much “better” the Phillies are. If you don’t have faith in your team, what the hell do you have?

    Stop whining, and watch some baseball – or if you think this is over don’t bother watching.

    The series is tied, remmember. it’s not 2-0 Phils.

  1167. 100 pitches of fun... October 31st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Hopefully the middle of the order can get on base here. Actually make Hamels work a little bit….

  1168. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    Nice response Andy, last game I predicted A Rod would homer in one of his first two ABs, lets see if he can get on one of those mediocre fastballs Hamels is serving up…

  1169. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Cano has to be the biggest disappointment this season. I love his swing and will always stand by him but ever since he got that big contract he’s sucked so bad in clutch and of course RISP.

  1170. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I think Damon is averaging about 1.5 pitches seen per AB, come on Johnny!!

  1171. steppytroll October 31st, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    And stop whining about the ballpark. It’s the same damn ballpark for both teams. And Damon couldn’t reach the wall with that weakass flyball either.

  1172. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Can someone please step out of the box and disrupt Hamel’s rythm…where’s Bernie when you need him

  1173. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Getting late real early to quite Yogi. Now is the time to start scratching back.

  1174. uncle tito October 31st, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    Posada has a tendacy to give up on plays & I hate that.

    He gave up on that bunt way too early. Replays show Hamel was only half way down when he got to the ball.

    He did’nt even make the throw on Rollins steal cause he wanted everyone to know Rollins stole it on the pitcher & not on him.

    Against the Twins he could have thrown Mauer out at the plate on a ball that got just a little away but did not hustle for it.

    He does that alot & Giraldi does’nt do anything about it. I hate players who don’t play hard all the time.

  1175. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    Another god awful hook from Hamels there on 1-2 to Tex…

  1176. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:30 pm

    nice walk Tex…let’s keep this going.

  1177. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    uncle tito, I think, both Pettitte and Posada were expecting each other to pick up the ball and no one called it.

  1178. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    nice Alex.

  1179. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    HOMERUN!!!!!!!

  1180. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    That ball almost sailed out of here. Thats a home run off the camera!!!!

  1181. Pepitone October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    October 31st, 2009 at 10:20 pm
    No one. Not the media. Not the Yankee people. Not the people on here can explain to me why the Yankees stop hitting in the postseason
    =======================
    Although, I am certainly no expert, I’ll take a stab at it.

    1) Like a commenter mentioned previously, the Steinbrenner’s will not accept anything but a World Series victory, and that puts a lot of pressure on the players and management.

    2) I heard Charlie Manuel say that the scouting reports they got on the Yankee hitters was outstanding. Scouting the oppositiion is a skill that a lot of people don’t recognize.

    3) The Yankees not hitting is a head thing, in my opinion, especially A-Rod. He thinks too much out there.

    That’s all I got.

  1182. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    He’s back?

  1183. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    that better get turned over!

  1184. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    That hit the camera!!! I called it baby!!! Whooop!!

  1185. steppytroll October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    That is a home run. Fair’s fair.

  1186. Kaz October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    THAT’S 3-2 YANKS and ALEX COMES THROUGH AGAIN!!!!!!

  1187. GreenBeret7 October 31st, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    Hit off the camera. Home run.

  1188. Bronx Jeers October 31st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    Where is the shot from that camera?

  1189. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:33 pm

    HOME RUN!! CALL IT!!!!

  1190. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    that better be called a home run!!!!

    note to fox: move your camera back!

  1191. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    If that’s not a homerun then its freaky bad luck. No way that ball doesn’t leave the park if it didn’t hit the camera.

  1192. SD John October 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Of corse mccarvercand buck are arguing the ball was coming down when it hit. What a disgrace from a national broadcast

  1193. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    HUGE!

  1194. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Sorry Bucky boy!!! Thats a dinger!!! Lets go baby!!

  1195. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    Huge. Huge. Huge call.

    Yay ARod.

  1196. daver October 31st, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    yes!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    PUT THAT IN YOUR PIPE AND SMOKE IT

  1197. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    YES!!!

  1198. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Despite Fox trying to talk them out of it justice is served. That ball was actually pasted pretty good for such an easy swing.

  1199. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    POSADA IS A FREAKIN MESS IN THIS SERIES CAN WE PLEASE PUT CERVELLI IN.. A CALMING INFLUENCE.

  1200. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    just swing at everything, cano..

  1201. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 10:36 pm

    Cano sucks………..

  1202. Michael T October 31st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    Now McCarver complaining about the 3-2 pitch to Tex, and discovering the tool called Foxtrax.

  1203. YankeeKid October 31st, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    posada and cano are worthless post-season players

  1204. Todd October 31st, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    How can we win with Cano, Posada, Swisher & the pitcher hitting???????????????

  1205. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:38 pm

    Posada just looks ao anxious does he relize how stupid he looks? can he look anymore nervous tonight? can someone please get in his head and tell him to relax?

  1206. sar515 October 31st, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    Hey Gary…Trust me

    sar515
    October 31st, 2009 at 10:23 pm
    4th…5th…6th inning…
    Yankees score in each.
    Just have to hold them.
    6-5 Yanks.
    Posada and Alex HRS

  1207. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:39 pm

    LOL @ whatever

    Really? Put Cervelli in? Wow…Not only is that not possible since hes not on the roster its also crazy reactionary

  1208. whatever October 31st, 2009 at 10:40 pm

    Hitters MUST Relax already!

    all i see is guys pressing. 89 mph fastballs being missed or popped up is all about pressing. first pitch swinging at change ups. you think they would have figured it out already.
    im disgusted the way they swing the bats and sudden lack of working the count.

  1209. YankeeKid October 31st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    E-ROD again!! Jerk…best player in baseball..NOT!

  1210. brian1 October 31st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Why are you guys even listening to Fox? I just mute the TV and put on WCBS.

  1211. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Yikes, A Rod looks awful at 3B this series, that’s 3 plays he should’ve made…can we please throw strike 1 to Carlos Ruiz?

  1212. steppytroll October 31st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Way to make up for your HR. Couple of unearned runs, anyone?

  1213. sar515 October 31st, 2009 at 10:42 pm

    Guys…

    We’re down 1 with 5 inning left…
    And you’re benching the whole team.

    Chillax!

  1214. Emoose October 31st, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    Has anyone else wondered why the opposing managers never talk to Fox? The Angels had their pitching coach, and the Phillies have had various other people other than Manuel. Girardi always talks to Fox.

  1215. Mike Jaret October 31st, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    thank god we made that play….but ever so poorly!

  1216. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    LOL, sometimes Swish does a girly little skip when he makes catches out there…good job Andy, he’s battled back these past two innings.

  1217. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    If Tim McCarver thinks that was the first curve Hamels threw, he hasnt been paying attention.

  1218. FeBuch October 31st, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Swishalicious! Lets go Melkman!

  1219. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    why o why didnt we bunt there?

  1220. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    OH MY GOD I DONT BELIEVE WHAT I JUST SAW

  1221. Mehdi also in SF October 31st, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    I like how the pitchers can wear jackets. So precious.

  1222. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 10:57 pm

    There ya go.

    Big hit for Andy. (Even if he can’t run! :lol: )

  1223. Terry from NH October 31st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Big spot for Arod here. I hope that HR last time got him going again.. I knew in the back of my mind that Hamels would lose it eventually..

  1224. Doreen October 31st, 2009 at 11:02 pm

    Erica

    Are you back?

    Good hit by PBF. :)

  1225. Bryan October 31st, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    JA Happ has some DSLs

  1226. yanksfan7788 October 31st, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    We need a 1 2 3 inning here

  1227. YankeeKid October 31st, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    The Yankees just can’t put a team away…2 men on, 1 out…and they fail

  1228. yf_in_ma October 31st, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    Robinson Cano to reporters before the game: “I will continue to adhere to my strategy of taking 89-mph pitches down the middle, swinging at pitches in the dirt, while allowing no more than three pitches to be thrown to me per at-bat. This, my friends, is the way to victory.”

  1229. yf_in_ma October 31st, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    Swisher!!

  1230. To the track, to the wall, we are tied October 31st, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    man, do I look like a genius

    you just can’t predict baseball, Suzyn.

  1231. woo woo November 1st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    The yankees suck fat ones they are a bunch of little prisses I hope they lose and I hope steroidriguez never gets a ring.


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