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World Series Game 4: Yankees at Phillies (UPDATES with Burnett starting Game 5)

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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
CC Sabathia P

Pitching: LHP CC Sabathia (3-1, 1.57 ERA in postseason)

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
Joe Blanton P

Pitching: RHP Joe Blanton (0-0, 4.66 ERA in postseason)

TIME/TV: 8:20 p.m., FOX

WEATHER: There may be some rain this afternoon but it looks like it should be cool and dry tonight, with light winds. Check out the full forecast here.

STATE OF THE STRIPES: The Yankees are two wins away from their 27th World Series title after a 8-5 victory in Game 3. The last time they were this close to a championship was in 2003, when they led the Marlins in the World Series but lost three games in a row to lose the series in six. This is the 54th time that the World Series had been tied at 1, and the team that won Game 3 has gone on to win the series 35 of the previous 53 times.

BATTER VS. PITCHER: Here are the Phillies vs. CC Sabathia. And here are the Yankees vs. Blanton.

UNBREAKABLE: Sabathia will be pitching on short rest for the second time this postseason though he had extra rest (seven days) before his Game 1 start. Going short isn’t a problem for Sabathia, who is 5-3 with a 3.16 ERA when pitching on short rest in his career (including postseason). The last time he did it, he went eight innings allowing just one run in Game 4 of the ALCS against the Angels.

SILVER SLUGGER: Alex Rodriguez finally got his first World Series hit in Game 3, hitting a two-run home run in the fourth inning also making history as the first postseason use of instant replay. Rodriguez was also hit by pitches twice, tying a World Series record set on five other occasions.

STRUGGLING SLUGGER: While A-Rod broke out of his mini-slump from the first two games, Phillies first baseman Ryan Howard continues to be a non-factor. Howard fanned seven times in his eight at bats in Games 2 and 3, and his nine total strikeouts are three shy of the overall Series record (set by Kansas City’s Willie Wilson in 6 games in 1980).

MARTE’S THE MAN: After struggling in his first postseason appearance during Game 3 of the Division Series, Damaso Marte has been the most reliable reliever in the Yankees bullpen ever since. He has faced nine batters and retired them all, striking out three. Marte has thrown 77 % of his pitches for strikes.

PASSING THE HIT KING: Jorge Posada’s single in the seventh inning of Game 3 was his 87th postseason hit, moving him past Pete Rose and into seventh place on the all-time list.

HIT-DEKI: Those who were worried about Hideki Matsui coming off the bench needn’t have fretted: Matsui now has a .370 (10-for-27) career pinch hit average, including the regular and post-season. He also connected for the 24th pinch-hit home run in World Series history in the eighth inning of Game 3, and that was the first since his teammate, Eric Hinske, did it for the Rays in Game 4 of last year’s Series. Of the 24, it was the eighth by a Yankee (last was Jason Giambi on Oct. 23, 2003, Game 5 at Florida).

RANDOM QUESTION OF THE DAY: With Philly and New York battling on a variety of fronts this weekend, what is the official ranking of “best sports cities?”

(My list looks like this: 1) NY 2) Boston 3) Philly 4) Chicago 5) London (Go Arsenal!!!)

IF THERE WERE WALK-TO-THE-PLATE-MUSIC IN REAL LIFE, TODAY’S WOULD BE: Thriller by Michael Jackson.

Back with more later. Joe Girardi is scheduled to be in the interview room after 5 p.m.

UPDATE, 4:42 p.m.: Chad here. I got to the park about a half hour ago, just ahead of the mass of Eagles fans pouring into the streets after Philly’s lopsided win against the Giants. When I got here, traffic wasn’t much worse than it was yesterday, but there was a significantly greater chance of hitting a pedestrian. And, for the most part, I try to avoid such things. The Eagles crowd should clear out before the start of Game 4.

UPDATE, 4:47 p.m.: One more thing before I go down for Joe Girardi’s pregame interview. Cliff Lee talked today about the decision to have him pitch Game 5 instead of Game 4. He apparently had a brief conversation yesterday with Phillies manager Charlie Manuel.

“It was a pretty quick conversation,” Lee said. “Him asking me if I had ever done it (pitching on short rest) and me telling him no and saying that I think I could. Basically, that was about the extent of it. Pretty quick, brief deal. I just let him know I’d pitch whenever he wants me to pitch. I think I could do it, but he makes the call.”

UPDATE, 4:55 p.m.: Apparently I’m not quite finished with pre-Girardi notes. From my friend Scott Lauber comes word that Chan Ho Park has some sort of flu bug and was not available out of the Phillies bullpen last night. He might not be available tonight.

***BREAKING NEWS***
UPDATE, 5:15 p.m.: Girardi just announced that A.J. Burnett will pitch Game 5. Back with more shortly.
***BREAKING NEWS***

UPDATE, 5:32 p.m.: Chad is in with the rest of the beat writers for their usual pregame with Girardi and I’m told A.J. Burnett will not be in the interview room until after the game. Hideki Matsui – and excellent translator Roger Kahlon – are in there now. Matsui was just asked if he thinks what he does during this World Series will affect how the Yankees look at him in terms of the future and he said, via Kahlon, “That is not a question I can answer.”

UPDATE, 5:36 p.m.: Here’s an interesting quote from Girardi on Marte, whose success this postseason (see above in the pregame notes) has been critical. “Once we signed him and added the extension, we thought he could be a very big player in our bullpen,” Girardi said.

“He’s very tough on left-handers. He’s got angle, he’s got deception, and we missed him at times this year. Phil Coke did a tremendous job for us, but there are times during the course of a game where you’d love to have two left-handers. It took some time to get him back. He went through a lot of rehab to get to this point. But he’s had match-ups against these guys before, being in the National League, being in Pittsburgh, he’s familiar with this ballpark in a sense, the hitters here, and we thought he could play a very important role.”

UPDATE, 5:45 p.m.: Derek Jeter has had a busy World Series when it comes to awards named after baseball legends. After winning the Roberto Clemente Award for commitment to community earlier in the Series, Jeter – along with Cardinals slugger Albert Pujols – will be honored with the Hank Aaron Award for outstanding offense. Internet fans cast more than 1.6 million votes with Jeter winning the American League award for the second time after taking it in 1996 and Pujols capturing the National League honor for the second time after a 2003 victory.

Jeter hit .334 with 107 runs scored, 66 runs batted in and 30 stolen bases with 18 home runs over 153 games. It was his 11th season batting at least .300.

UPDATE, 5:53 p.m.: Chad again. Back with some notes from Girardi’s session with the beat writers.

• Girardi said he’s going to discuss the idea of having Jorge Posada catch A.J. Burnett tomorrow, but I wouldn’t count on Posada being in the lineup. “We went with Molina so far and those two have hooked up very well,” Girardi said.

• Assuming everyone feels strong enough and barring any “unforeseen things,” the plan is to stick with the three-man rotation.

• Chad Gaudin has been told to be ready for anything. Just guessing here, but he should probably also be ready for nothing.

• I’m sure you noticed the change in Nick Swisher’s batting stance last night. If you didn’t notice it, check out the fine folks at River Ave. Blues. Girardi said the change came from Kevin Long. “They went to work on it when we said we were going to sit him down for the day,” Girardi said. “And it paid off last night.”

• Pretty funny line from Girardi when he was asked if he had an issue with Jayson Werth’s reaction after hitting his second home run last night. “I had an issue with how far he hit it,” Girardi said.

UPDATE, 7 p.m.: The Yankees are finishing up batting practice now as the fans are filing into the stadium. CC Sabathia hit with the first group and, from what I could tell, looks to have a good swing tonight. In the two rounds I watched, he hit six or seven line drives that were near-certain base hits. By the way, the last pitcher to homer in a World Series game was … Joe Blanton (Game 4 last year).

Game 4 BP

UPDATE, 7:47 p.m.: Here’s a picture of the last group to hit during batting practice. That’s A.J. Burnett on the left, getting hitting tips from Reggie Jackson. The other two are Chad Gaudin and Alfredo Aceves. Those three pitchers took BP with Freddy Guzman and Ramiro Pena. The last pitch of batting practice was an Aceves home run to left.

UPDATE, 8:20 p.m.: Phillies have taken the field. Among the more random patterns that has developed this series is A-Rod taking his last few warm-up throws in front of the Yankee dugout with … Francisco Cervelli. Yup, Cervelli isn’t on the active roster but gets in uniform and is out there playing catch with A-Rod moments before the game starts. He also is usually out there taking early grounders with Alex hours before the game.

UPDATE, 8:24 p.m.: And we’re off. It’s 49 degrees and clear at first pitch. Enjoy the game.

UPDATE, 8:26 p.m.: That didn’t take long. Infield single by Jeter, double by Damon, groundout by Tex and it’s 1-0 Yankees.

UPDATE, 8:27 p.m.: Well, that’s a new one. The umpires got together to discuss whether to warn the teams after A-Rod gets hit again. With a base open and the the HBP coming on the first pitch, it sure looked pretty suspicious. Truthfully, I think plate ump Mike Everitt was right to initially not give a warning because then the Yankees could respond (and, after three HBPs in two games on their best player, you could understand it.)

Now, with the warning already out there, that opportunity has been taken away and any hit batter could be an ejection. That’s why Joe Girardi was upset and went out to argue it.

UPDATE, 8:32 p.m.: CC had a quick word with the plate ump and the second base ump (veteran Joe West) before beginning his warm-up pitches. Giving him a 2-0 lead before he takes the mound is about as good a situation as the Yankees could have hoped for.

UPDATE, 8:48 p.m.: That’s 24 pitches for CC in the first inning as he gives one run right back. His location didn’t look that sharp at the start but a couple of good sliders to Howard and Ibanez got him out of it.

UPDATE, 9:01 p.m.: Chad here. If you’re wondering why it sounds like the Philly crowds boos when Carlos Ruiz comes to the plate, his nickname is Chooch. That’s what the crowd is screaming. That’s one of many facts a person can learn in the course of seven years spent covering baseball in Scranton.

UPDATE, 9:26 p.m.: Robinson Cano officially looks lost at the plate. He’s 1-for-13 (.077) in the World Series and 9-for-50 (.180) during the postseason. Ugh.

 
 

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1,107 Responses to “World Series Game 4: Yankees at Phillies (UPDATES with Burnett starting Game 5)”

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

    4 hours and 15 minutes until Game 4!!!!!

  2. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Here’s who is in today’s GTLU so far:

    Remember players and postions. GTLU ends at the earlier of 4:30 or the line up getting leaked

    antisocial scrooge, comet, ADam (same)
    blake, upstate kate, Fran, WTTWS, Dave F, Valerie G, Frank from Chatham, vin, Erin, Andrew33, BFARBS, zmaster!, Roger (live from Amsterdam) (same)
    Bill
    Gardner in CF

  3. Arno November 1st, 2009 at 4:06 pm

    Screw Boston. Please don’t mention that city on this site until next year.

  4. Sandra Sands November 1st, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    Although I must admit in the past I was more of a soccer fan, English mother, I have grown to love The Yankees and all they represent in this great country of ours.

    Sandra xx

  5. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    London? Really? And Boston over Philly?

  6. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 4:08 pm

    Sam, are you a fan of Arsenal?

  7. Nick November 1st, 2009 at 4:09 pm

    How can you not list Pittsburgh? The Steelers and Penguins both won their respective championships, and the University of Pittsburgh has good college football and basketball teams. Theirs fans are passionate too. The only weak link is the Pirates.

  8. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    I don’t agree with the if we win tonight then you pitch Gaudin tomorrow. You pitch AJ and go for the kill. Otherwise you are only giving yourself one game(game 6) to win or you are going to a game 7. In a game 7 anything can happen. Hamels can pitch the game of his life and CC would also be going on 3 days rest for the 2nd time in a row. Since Lee is pitching tomorrow, today is an important game and hopefully the Yanks can win it.

  9. steveoh November 1st, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    The series is not tied at 1 anymore, Mr. Copy & Paste. ;)

  10. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:10 pm

    The Pirates are not a weak link so much as a missing one.

  11. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus November 1st, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Go Man U! Chelsea’s the better London team, anyway.

    1) New York, 2) Chicago, 3) Boston, 4) Barcelona

    There really isn’t a city that compares with American sports towns. Some can try, but none really do.

  12. CM November 1st, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Yankees and Chelsea FC! C’mon CC!! Lets go Yanks!!!

  13. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 4:11 pm

    Erica,

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    A-rod 3B
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Melky CF
    Sabathia P

  14. William Buckner November 1st, 2009 at 4:12 pm

    Jeter SS
    Damon LF
    Tex 1B
    Arod 3B
    Posada C
    Cano 2B
    Swisher RF
    Cabrera CF
    CC P

    AKA – the non DH lineup.

  15. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Randy, I agree……and that’s why I love Old Timer’s day. I personally can never just “root for the laundry”. That seems like a depressing way to root for a team. I love the Yankees, love the players – I don’t just look at them as #s to be recycled every few years.

    Joe, I disagree. Obviously AJ Burnett is far, far, far superior to Chad Gaudin – that’s not an issue. The issue, IMO, is definitely would you rather have AJ on 3/4 days rest…….as opposed to 3 days. If the Yankees lose tonight, there’s no decision to be made – though I hate that it means Andy on 3 days rest. If they win, you go with AJ on full rest and hope that you can hit Lee better in game 5.

    I still wonder how AJ can be preparing for a start on 3 days rest and yet be at full strength for a game 6 start on regular rest (can he even have his throw day?)……

  16. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:13 pm

    Random, I know, but is anybody else interested in that movie Sherlock? It looks like it could be great, love the casting.

  17. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:14 pm

    Wait till the World Series
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Random, I know, but is anybody else interested in that movie Sherlock? It looks like it could be great, love the casting.

    *****

    I already told my family we are seeing it Christmas Day

  18. steveoh November 1st, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Oops, disregard my previous post, I read it wrong.

  19. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I’m a big Holmes fan. Looks like they’re making it different than the others too. People who don’t read Holmes don’t realize that he’s not just supposed to be a big brain, he has a lot of interesting talents that could actually translate well to the movies.

  20. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    Bandwagon Man U fans are silly. :)

  21. JMK aka The Overshare November 1st, 2009 at 4:17 pm

    Barcelona sucks for sports. Madrid is better

  22. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Wait till the World Series
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:16 pm
    I’m a big Holmes fan. Looks like they’re making it different than the others too. People who don’t read Holmes don’t realize that he’s not just supposed to be a big brain, he has a lot of interesting talents that could actually translate well to the movies.

    *****

    This sounds more like an action movie. Entertainment Weekly has been raving about this movie since it was filmed

  23. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 4:18 pm

    Betsy -

    I only root for the laundry when it’s a player I don’t particularly like, or wish they’d never acquired, a la Randy Johnson. :)

  24. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    My lineup:
    Jeter 6
    Damon 7
    Teixiera 3
    Rodriguez 5
    Posada 2
    Swisher 9
    Cano 4
    Cabrera 8
    Sabathia 1

    Just to be different.

  25. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Erica, do you know if they’re using/expanding one of the Holmes stories or making up their own?

  26. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    Doreen
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:18 pm
    Betsy -

    I only root for the laundry when it’s a player I don’t particularly like, or wish they’d never acquired, a la Randy Johnson.
    *****

    I understand what you mean. I found it so hard to root for him the whole time he was a Yankee.

    Pudge last season is another fine example of another player that it felt really weird to root for

  27. steveoh November 1st, 2009 at 4:19 pm

    GTLU

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

    CC hits one out. :)

  28. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:20 pm

    Wait till the World Series
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:19 pm
    Erica, do you know if they’re using/expanding one of the Holmes stories or making up their own?

    ******

    I think they are making up their own, but not 100% certain. However, I am certain enough that i would wager :-)

  29. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    Jimmy-

    Not that different. You are the 4th person to submit that line up

  30. roger(live from Amsterdam) November 1st, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    JMK aka The Overshare

    Barcelona sucks for sports??have you ever seen football(soccer)??

  31. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:21 pm

    [Flips through books to figure out which Holmes story they are using, now absolutely certain they have not made it up themselves]

  32. superfrank November 1st, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    Pittsburgh has to be number one city of champions

    Carefree wherever we may be

  33. Sam Borden November 1st, 2009 at 4:22 pm

    For those who asked, yes, I am a huge Arsenal fan. I was fortunate enough to be on a national team that played in Europe for a summer when I was a teenager and became a big Arsenal fan when we trained in London. Among my favorite shows on television: The EPL Review Show every Sunday night on Fox Soccer Channel.

  34. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    The Sherlock Holmes movie is a hybrid of a couple different stories. Also they beefed up his kung fu from his background.

  35. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 4:23 pm

    “Bandwagon Man U fans are silly.”

    is there a problem with the back up goalie?

  36. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    WTTWS-

    I found the Entertainment Weekly preview for you:

    http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20299723,00.html

  37. Baseball Mogul November 1st, 2009 at 4:24 pm

    Memo to Sam & Flash:

    Sabathia did not pitch Game 6 of the ALCS.

  38. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:26 pm

    Thank you Erica.

    Believe it or not, a kung fu fighting Holmes is not even very far off the mark fro the real character.

  39. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    randy, I’ve never seen a goalie frame the posts like Lukasz Fabianski!

  40. Sam Borden November 1st, 2009 at 4:27 pm

    Mogul:

    My typo, not Flash’s error. Corrected.

  41. ArodMVP217 November 1st, 2009 at 4:29 pm

    favre cam… are you kidding me?

  42. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    Today’s round of Guess the Line Up is now closed.

    Thanks to all who participated. We will find out the winner(s) shortly :-)

  43. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    now watching the 79 pirates /orioles world series on mlb channel.

    so much for liking to listen to the old announcers .

    howard cosell is in the booth in this one .

    79 pirates right up there in the running for ugliest uniform ever.

  44. Gardner in CF November 1st, 2009 at 4:30 pm

    {ittsburgh is a miserable sports city. Just look at the Pirates and what they get from us in trades. Also, you haven’t seen bad officiating until you watch a Penguins game.

  45. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Wait till the World Series
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:26 pm
    Thank you Erica.

    Believe it or not, a kung fu fighting Holmes is not even very far off the mark fro the real character.

    *****

    You’re welcome. I haven’t read Sherlock Holmes since 7th grade. But Kung-fu Sherlock sounds pretty awesome. I am looking forward to the movie

  46. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 4:31 pm

    Sam,

    Go Gunners!!!!

    I think Milan and Glasgow have to be in discussion for best sports cities..For Glasgow ppl, everything else comes only after the rangers or celtic…

  47. Dano in England November 1st, 2009 at 4:32 pm

    Sam – another gooner on here? Good lad. You, me, Mehdi, Nick in SF, plus my brother in Jersey is a long time lurker on the blog.

    Any bandwagon-ers are silly.

    Chelsea are a small, mediocre club that the world had never heard of until around 6 years ago, when an oil-rich Russian billionaire needed to hide some money from his government, took it abroad and bought an almost-bankrupt, no-class thug club in SW London.

    Man U have the world’s largest bandwagon, and it’s hideous, but no doubt they have the history, the class and the fanbase. Doesn’t change the fact they’re sc*m though!

    Trust me – I’ve been an Arsenal fan all my life, and discovered the Yanks 15 years ago as an intrigued limey, and these two clubs of mine are a perfect fit!

  48. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 4:34 pm

    Dano, I thought of you while I was watching early yesterday morning. Great match.

    I own a ‘Chelski’ t-shirt. :)

  49. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:35 pm

    I am a pretty big Holmes fan. One of the best characters ever created maybe the best.

    I’m glad they didn’t go for the younger, hi-tech Holmes.

  50. roger(live from Amsterdam) November 1st, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    All you gunners must love Thomas Vermaelen.Another ajax product…some guy named Bergkamp did pretty well for Arsenal as well

  51. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    It’s all about the Scottish Premier League.

    Nothing like watching some Rangers footie and drinking Bovril.

  52. plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose November 1st, 2009 at 4:36 pm

    2003: Yanks lost game 1, won games 2 and 3, lost games 4 5 6
    2009: Yanks lost game 1, won games 2 and 3, lost games 4 5 6 (?)

  53. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    Typical East Coast bias in picking the best sports towns, which I’ll forgive since you do such a great job of with this blog.

    I’ll agree with USA Today, and say Pittsburgh right now by far is the best sports city in the US. Having lived here for 14 years after coming from the East Coast I’ve got to say that it is true.

    From the insane high school sports coverage in the papers to the Pens and Steelers, as well as Pitt basketball, this town is sports crazy.

    The Giants played the Eagles today. Was all of NY and Philly dressed in football jerseys? Case closed.

  54. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Packers Specials Teams???

    Not pretty.

  55. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    Wait till the World Series
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Random, I know, but is anybody else interested in that movie Sherlock? It looks like it could be great, love the casting.

    *****

    I already told my family we are seeing it Christmas Day

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

    How did you do that? My family didn’t go for it. LOL

  56. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 4:40 pm

    Also, while the Pirates are indeed bad for now, we do have PNC Park, one of the best stadiums in the US. Right up there with new YS, having been to new YS this summer.

  57. nathan November 1st, 2009 at 4:41 pm

    London over Milan? Come on…

    And of all teams Arsenal… that is one of the most over-rated under-acheiving teams of the past several decades. And to boot… you need to be French or Spanish to play or follow that team :-)

  58. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 4:42 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:37 pm

    I’ll agree with USA Today, and say Pittsburgh right now by far is the best sports city in the US. Having lived here for 14 years after coming from the East Coast I’ve got to say that it is true.

    ********************
    My aunt and uncle lived in Pittsburgh for about three years, and they were amazed at how passionate the fans are. My cousin lives and dies by the Steelers.

  59. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    “I’ll agree with USA Today, and say Pittsburgh right now by far is the best sports city in the US. Having lived here for 14 years after coming from the East Coast I’ve got to say that it is true.”

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg.....s4_500.jpg

  60. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Ugliest baseball uniforms ever – tied between that costume the Pirates wore in ’79, and what the Astros wore in ’86. That ’86 series of Mets-Astros was probably the ugliest looking series ever.

  61. ArodMVP217 November 1st, 2009 at 4:43 pm

    Can Bay Area count as one city? People are still crazy for Raiders. giants are old school. Golden State games are fun

  62. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 4:44 pm

    The East Coast loves its baseball.

  63. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 4:45 pm

    “Packers Specials Teams???
    Not pretty”

    prettier then the Jets, tho

  64. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 4:46 pm

    “People are still crazy for Raiders.”

    Except the people that are supposed to buy tickets to their games.

  65. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 4:48 pm

    I must say, Shannon Sharpe’s jacket is pretty stylin today.

    What is that, velvet?

  66. mikethemike November 1st, 2009 at 4:50 pm

    Any chance Lee makes a “suprise” start tonight ?

  67. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 4:51 pm

    Jason R

    Nice try. I could do that at times with the Rangers.

    Heinz Field: 30 year waiting list for tickets.

    Consol Energy: 10 year waiting list for Pens.

    When the Giants and Rangers win in the same year, get back to me.

  68. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 1st, 2009 at 4:52 pm

    can I still GTL?

  69. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 1st, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    heres my pick if theres still time

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

  70. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:54 pm

    Erin
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:40 pm
    Erica – always OPPC
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:14 pm
    Wait till the World Series
    November 1st, 2009 at 4:13 pm
    Random, I know, but is anybody else interested in that movie Sherlock? It looks like it could be great, love the casting.

    *****

    I already told my family we are seeing it Christmas Day

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

    How did you do that? My family didn’t go for it. LOL

    *******

    They are afraid to say no to me and risk my wrath :-)

  71. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Christina-

    Since you asked so nicely, go ahead

  72. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    The Verizon FiOS guy is so arrogant.

    I can’t wait till the cable guy knocks him on his rear-end!

    He doesn’t need this constant abuse.

  73. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Christina-

    I see it, got it! :-)

  74. Tom in N.J. November 1st, 2009 at 4:55 pm

    Pittsburgh is a great sports town for both it pro and college sports. Pitt has Big East basketball that is fun too…

  75. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 4:56 pm

    Guess The Loser!

    I’m guessing the Phillies.

  76. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 1st, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    thanks Erica :)

  77. jennifer November 1st, 2009 at 4:57 pm

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/new.....punks.html

    This guy advocates drilling Yankees. Was a litle upset that Swish watched his homerun and fake threw the ball into the stands. Doesn’t see that Lee catching the ball was a diss, or that Alex getting drilled twice, or Swisher and Melky being verbally abused and pelted by things as being classless.

  78. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    Zach,

    It will happen when the pc guy rolls over mac guy..

  79. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 4:59 pm

    off topic:

    and GTA fans, take it you may get a kick from this news report:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related

  80. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    *any*

  81. Dan November 1st, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Bobby Meacham was hired by the Astros at their first base coach. At least he isn’t coaching third…Rob Thomson is exponentially better.

  82. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 5:00 pm

    Jennifer,

    Winning team fans think about how their team can defeat the other team.. Losing team fans think how they can hurt the other team players..

  83. TLVP November 1st, 2009 at 5:03 pm

    I live in London and i must say its a great sport city – two great soccer teams + 3-4 more that are quite good. Twickenham is a Mecca for rugby, and if you follow Cricket Lord’s is a must. Wimbledon is without doubt the most important tennis tournament

    I’ve lived in New York and I love both cities, but sports in the US is so different, it’s more entertainment, and there what you don’t have (or at least care about) is national teams. Ask any soccer player in the world and the one thing he dreams of winning is the World Cup. the team competitions are important and for some fanatical fans more important, but representing your nation is so much bigger for the players and 90% of the fans.

    When England won the World Cup in rugby you had a whole nation celebrating in a way I’ve never seen American’s celebrate.

    Which is better? Both are good but different.

  84. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Typical Philly class fan, wanting to send signals. How about realizing that your starting pitching outside if Cliff Lee sucks?

    Yankees tried for 10 years to hit their way to a championship. Been there, done that, and it just does not work.

  85. Wait till the World Series November 1st, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    TLVP-The whole country was going pretty crazy during the Miracle on Ice.

  86. Bad Scooter November 1st, 2009 at 5:05 pm

    Easy to be passionate about your teams when they win Championships. The Steelers have been contenders every year for a long time, real tough to be a passionate fan. Now the Penguins are good, so the fans are the greatest. Please. When the Penguins stunk, nobody showed up and they almost were gone. The Pirates stink and nobody shows up. Just because your city’s teams are good doesn’t mean you are great fans. Don’t get me wrong, Pittsburgh does have great sportsfans, but lets not go overboard.

  87. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 5:06 pm

    “When the Giants and Rangers win in the same year, get back to me.”

    What does this have to do with how good the fans are?

    Anyway, I’m just razzing you. I dated a girl from Pittsburgh a couple years back and their fans are nuts.

  88. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 5:07 pm

    Yeah, I was in Nice when France won the WC in 1998. Pretty much the whole city went streaking into the Mediterranean. Good times.

  89. roger(live from Amsterdam) November 1st, 2009 at 5:10 pm

    TLVP

    great comment.I’ll will cry like a little girl if Holland wins the world cup

  90. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    3 hours and 8 minutes until Game 4!!!!!!!!

  91. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Montero Fanaticus Primus November 1st, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    TLVP: I can’t imagine being in Italy when they won the World Cup, or Spain when they won the Euro.

    Still, soccer’s definitley gaining here–when the USMNT beat Spain it was a big deal.

  92. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 5:12 pm

    “Nice try. I could do that at times with the Rangers.”

    When has the Garden EVER been that empty as the picture that Jason R linked to? Even when the Rangers struggled to make the playoffs for 7 consecutive years, the Garden was still packed.

    “When the Giants and Rangers win in the same year, get back to me.”

    The Rangers and Knicks were both fighting for a championship at the same time in 1994. Unfortunately, the Knicks couldn’t hold up their end of the bargain. And that same year, the Yankees were 1st in the AL East until the strike…

  93. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:14 pm

    Just comparing sports cities, that’s all. Fans in Pittsburgh have always been passionate, even when the teams weren’t doing well.

    Even though the Pirates have been awful for years, average attendance has been about 20,000.

    The Pens sold out even before Crosby and Malkin.

    Come here the weekend before a Steeler game and you’ll see what I mean. You have to live here, after living somewhere else, to understand it.

    PS I know it’s good natured razzing. We can agree, I think, that Philly fans are obnoxious.

  94. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 5:15 pm

    PittsburghYankeesFan,

    And there is nothing like a sandwich at Primanti’s before a big game.

    Just thinking about it is making me hungry.

  95. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 1st, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Looks like Burnett is definitely pitching game 5.

  96. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:16 pm

    Scared

    That picture was taken during the g20 when the secret service closed the upper deck, and encouraged fans to stay away from the game.

    Attendance was like 8,000.

  97. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    There’s a Primanti outlet right near my Steeler seats in Heinz.
    A one minute walk.

  98. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    “Ugliest baseball uniforms ever – tied between that costume the Pirates wore in ‘79, and what the Astros wore in ‘86. That ‘86 series of Mets-Astros was probably the ugliest looking series ever.”

    joe from long island -

    the white sox uniform with the shorts has to be in the running too.

  99. Bad Scooter November 1st, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Come on PittsburghYankeeFan. The Penguins were near the bottom in attendance when they stunk. They were dead last in the NHL in 2004, dead last. No passion there. Like I said, easy to be great fans when you win.

  100. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    There’s a Primanti outlet right near my Steeler seats in Heinz.
    A one minute walk.
    ===================
    Two words: Not. Fair.

  101. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Mark my words.

    Yankee’s short rest plan will back fire.

  102. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    “the white sox uniform with the shorts has to be in the running too”

    yup. #1 on the list.

    complete with butterfly collar, and matching porkchop sideburns

  103. Bad Scooter November 1st, 2009 at 5:22 pm

    Also, the Pirates are near the bottom or at the bottom in recent years in attendance. 20,000 doesn’t mean anything when the rest of the league is averaging more. Pittsburgh is a bandwagon town.

  104. Ham Fighters November 1st, 2009 at 5:23 pm

    i was thinking about buying tickets to tonight’s game ( i passed last night) but the cheapest i can find is $380! there were some tickets yesterday for about $250 but i had to work early this a.m., so i passed. but no way am i paying $760 to go to a game.

    maybe tomorrow night’s game will be cheaper since its a weeknight, the giants (and their fans)wont be in town and some people wont want to go b/c the yankees could win the whole enchilada.

  105. tampayank November 1st, 2009 at 5:24 pm

    I guess I agree w AJ going in game 5 regardless of the situation…so Andy goes possible Game 6?

  106. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    JZ
    You have made many predictions this year and you have been wrong a lot of times.

  107. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:25 pm

    JZ

    Mark my words. It won’t.

  108. Zach in Port Jeff November 1st, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    JZ,

    It’d be much cooler if you could rap your false predictions.

    Get creative!

  109. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 5:26 pm

    lineup’s out… same as yday (except for sabathia)

  110. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    I guess Girardi is trying to end this series in Philly. I hope it works. Either way if the Yankees win tonight the Yankees are in a great position.

  111. Ham Fighters November 1st, 2009 at 5:27 pm

    i dont know where pittsburgh ranks in terms of sports cities, but i will say that pnc park is the nicest stadium i’ve ever had the pleasure of watching a game in. i have been to alot of the new stadiums including coor’s field, camden yards, citizen’s bank, and others (but not safeco) and pnc is by far the best of the bunch.

    what a waste.

  112. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:29 pm

    Bad Scooter

    Some people will never be convinced. I’ll take 20,000 in a park that seats 37,000 any day with a team as bad as the Pirates. PS: I have seats 6 rows behind home plate, that’s what a masochist I am.

    Bandwagon town? Where are you from? Ever been to Pittsburgh? Lived there?

  113. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Congratulations go out to our winners of Guess the Line Up:

    blake
    upstate kate
    Fran
    Wait Til The World Series
    Dave F
    Valerie G
    Frank From Chatham, NJ
    vin
    Erin
    Andrew33
    BFARBS
    zmaster!
    Roger from Amsterdam
    Blackaccord
    William Buckner
    Steveoh
    Christina

    Today we had 17 winners out of 23 entries. 73.91% correctness. Good job!

    Updtated Standings to follow

  114. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    I think Girardi doesn’t want to give a game away to the Phillies since Gaudin hasn’t pitched in a long time.

  115. Tom in N.J. November 1st, 2009 at 5:30 pm

    Pittsburgh Penguin Avg. Attendance the year before drafting Crosby?

    11,877-last in the league.

  116. Ham Fighters November 1st, 2009 at 5:32 pm

    i guess they can call it breaking news that aj is pitching game 5 but c’mon, did anybody really think they werent going to? they laid down huge money for these 3 pitchers (i know andy wanted more, but he’s still making a boatload) and they weren’t going to send chad goudin out there and end up with one of the big 3 only pitching once.

    its the right move, go for it every single game, and lean on your big guns.

  117. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:33 pm

    Guys

    Dont hate on those Pirates. Yes, they are currently bad, mainly due to an ownership that does not want to spend. They had a crappy front office for years, and that had been fixed.

    If they don’t turn it around in the next few years, the owners will be pressured to sell. Mark Cuban grew up in the Pittsburgh suburbs and has wanted to buy the team for years.

  118. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    Bad Scooter November 1st, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Come on PittsburghYankeeFan. The Penguins were near the bottom in attendance when they stunk. They were dead last in the NHL in 2004, dead last. No passion there. Like I said, easy to be great fans when you win.

    ___________________________________________________________

    I was going to post something similar to this.

    The Penguins filed for bankruptcy in the late ’90s, and, if not for Lemieux bailing them out, they would be in Kansas City right now.

    They were last in the standings and last in league attendance prior to the 2004-05 lockout. To say that the Penguins were selling out prior to Crosby and Malkin couldn’t be more false.

  119. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 5:34 pm

    This made me so mad!!!

    http://www.phillyburbs.com/new.....punks.html

  120. Ham Fighters November 1st, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    apparently ‘currently bad’ means something like 20 years, give or take.

    hey, anybody can have a bad decade or three!

  121. Dan November 1st, 2009 at 5:36 pm

    I don’t see what the problem with pitching on short rest is. Back in the day there would be 4-man rotations for the full season and pitchers would pitch on 3 days rest all the time. Sabathia’s proven he can do it, and Burnett’s succeeded with it every time he’s done it in his career. Doesn’t seem like a problem. And as Girardi pointed out the other day, it’s more troublesome to have a pitcher pitch on longer rest – gets him out of his rhythm and he may be too strong and overthrow.

  122. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 5:37 pm

    According to Jon Heyman, Jeter won the AL Hank Aaron Award. Pujols won the NL.

    Shocked that Mauer didn’t win it.

  123. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    OK. No one is going to win the best sports town in america argument.

    Back to the Yankees. Pitching AJ versus Lee is a bold move. Joe G is really going for it. Does Molina bat 8th?

  124. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 5:38 pm

    Sabathia has a lot of pressure on him in tonight’s game. Not only does he have to win the game, but, he has to better Pettitte’s blistering drive into the gap to produce a run. Pettitte needs to brag about that for the rest of his life.

  125. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 5:39 pm

    Guess the Line Up Standings

    After 12 rounds of Postseason Guess the Line Up, there have been 43 different winners. Here are the players with 3 or more:

    Blackaccord – 6 wins – 10/7, 10/16, 10/19, 10/29, 10/31, 11/1
    Fran- 6 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24, 10/28, 11/1
    Upstate Kate – 6 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/16, 10/19, 10/31, 11/1
    Vin – 6 wins – 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/24, 10/31, 11/1
    Andrew GTLU Bronze Medalist – 5 wins- 10/7, 10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/22
    Andrew33 – 4 wins – 10/19, 10/22, 10/28, 11/1
    Dave F – 4 wins – 10/24, 10/28, 10/31, 11/1
    Frank from Chatham – 4 wins – 10/20, 10/22, 10/31, 11/1
    NYY626 – 4 wins – 10/9, 10/19, 10/24, 10/31
    Rob in VT – 4 wins -10/9, 10/16, 10/19, 10/28
    Christina -3 wins – 10/11, 10/19, 11/1
    Doreen – 3 wins – 10/7, 10/11, 10/31
    Ed H – 3 wins – 10/11, 10/16, 10/19
    KF – 3 wins – 10/11, 10/19, 10/31
    Shawn- 3 wins- 10/16, 10/22, 10/28

  126. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 5:40 pm

    JasonR
    I’m shocked too Mauer did not win it.

  127. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    “Bandwagon Man U fans are silly.”

    Man United are the “Yankees of European Football.” Their bottom line is winning. They are tied for winning the Premier League the most times at I think 18. They and their fans are hat ed by many others all across the globe.

  128. Die HardBomber Fan November 1st, 2009 at 5:41 pm

    HOT WIVES & GIRLFRIENDS OF THE 2009 WORLD SERIES…great post by our pal Zell:

    http://zellspinstripeblog.com/.....ld-series/

  129. Bad Scooter November 1st, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    PittsburghYankeeFan

    The baseball stadium is great, love it. But like most cities, when the team is good, fans show up. When the team is not good, not so much fan support. Right now the Steelers and Penguins are Champs and the fans are there.

    I mean seriously, the Steelers have had like 5 seasons under .500 in the last 40 years or something like that. Show me that same kind of success in any city and I’ll show you “great” fans. They’re a greatly run franchise, no doubt.

  130. The Mad Prince in Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Just wanted to pop in and say GO YANKEES!!!

    Big game this evening, I’m super excited about seeing CC’s redux against Philly vs. Blanton.

    I know everyone wants to talk down on Blanton in comparison with CC, and I guess that goes with the territory, but I think its only respectful to go into the game as you would against any other pitcher in the World Series, that being with an understanding for their ability and presence on a championship team and the preparation that goes with facing such pitcher.

    All the confidence in the world about tonight’s game and I believe this game may be the most important win of the series as a 3-1 lead would be pretty darned commanding.

    I disagree with pitching AJ tomorrow night on short rest if we go up 3-1, but I understand that either he or Gaudin needed to have the information for the sake of preparation. Tough call, but I do believe AJ will be up to the task at least in part…not to the same extent that he was in Game 2 though.

    Yours truly,
    The Realistic, Optimistic Yankee Fan

  131. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 5:42 pm

    Die, Philly, Die!!!

    I hate you as a city and as a people. Now your moron sportswriters editorialize that Nick Swisher and Melky Cabrera should be thrown at because they did not throw the ball in the stands as a souvenir for your vulgar baseball fans?

    Go to hell.

  132. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 5:43 pm

    Actually, it was Ottowa, not KC. The Pens filing for bankruptcy was a sorry event, and with the team in turmoil, what did you expect?

    I’m still saying this town us the best sports city in America. You have to live here, after living in NY and Boston ad I have, to get it.

    It’s one if those arguments that nobody will win, like now.

  133. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 5:45 pm

    Chelsea is sort of like the Boston Red Sox. They had a huge drought before winning the premier league title. The way they won was by “buying it”, after being taken over by John Henry… I mean, Roman (his last name is blocked by filters). Their main star, Drogba, is like a cross between Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz. He has the strength and body of Ortiz and the attitude and hair of Manny. John Terry, is their central defender, their captain and the captain of the England National team, is like Jason Varitek. His leadership and defense are well overrated.

    By the way, Roman just dropped 50 thousand at lunch the other day in NY City at a famous restaurant and was asked by the owner to buy the Yankees, and he said “not right now….” If there ever was a guy to take over the Yankees, I would love it to be Roman, or the new owners of Manchester City. That guy or the Man City owners would spend $500 million a year on the Yanks.

  134. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    I want this shirt!

    http://cgi.ebay.com/Yankee-Blu.....2ea8bb7331

  135. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 5:46 pm

    Stupid decision to start AJ at this point.

  136. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I am Hulk Hogan style furiously hating on Philly right now!!!

  137. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    Who cares about Philly. Once they lose this World Series they won’t have anything to talk about.

  138. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 5:47 pm

    I love Sherlock Holmes and I think Conan Doyle is a genius. That said, I refuse to see the upcoming movie. Give me a break – a love interest for Holmes? Irene Adler was never his love interest – he never had any feelings for her except for some kind of odd admiration.

  139. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    You know, I had completely forgotten about those ridiculous shorts the White Sox wore in the 70s, and I lived in Chicago back then. Now that I think about it, I can remember going to games at old Comiskey Park, and seeing the players run around in those, those….just the thought of them….ridiculous is the only word I can think of. And I was a fan of Bill Veeck, too. (Saw him at the supermarket once, on the South Side, doing his shopping.)

  140. kimmiebruce November 1st, 2009 at 5:48 pm

    Boatz n Hose, thanks for the link. Of course, this fine journalist makes no mention that I can see of the Philly fans throwing pennies at Swish and Melky to elicit that response!

  141. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    Hey I was hating on Girardi in the ALCS. But he has made some pretty good moves so far in this World Series. So you won’t here anything from me about this move to pitch A.J. in game 5.

  142. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    The best Sherlock Holmes ever was Jeremy Brett – just perfect, the epitome of Conan Doyle’s character. I adored Watson, though, to be honest.

  143. Mo November 1st, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    I’m not sure how anyone can disagree with this move. Both pitchers have shown no problems with going on short rest in the past, and it is their last start of the year, so they can just let it all out.

    Andy+Burnett on 3 days>>>>>>>>> Gaudin+Burnett on full rest.

  144. THE TRUTH November 1st, 2009 at 5:50 pm

    Now Matsui and Posada will be out of our lineup, I don’t like this move at all

  145. Jim the VT Yankeefan November 1st, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    I gotta vote for the all red Indian uniforms from the 70s as ugliest ever.

    http://static.baseballtoaster......77_360.jpg

  146. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    kimmiebruce,

    He’s a hack. Plenty of people need jobs right now and he is in a second rate town, writing for a two-bit paper, and suggesting violence. He has no business being employed now.

    I hope a Yankee fan brings an O’Neill banner down with them, holds it over his head and then kicks the living snot out of him.

  147. DC12 November 1st, 2009 at 5:51 pm

    amazing how many people want to punt tomorrow’s game like it is some meaningless game. cliff lee isin’t beatable? we should play for a game 6 rather than potentially clinching the WS?

  148. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 5:52 pm

    Ham Fighters -

    You would love Safeco. If you ever get to opportunity to go to the upper northwest, Seattle is a great city and if you can swing it, Vancouver is a must-see. Because if you’re going that far to see a stadium, you might as well take in all you can.

    We haven’t been to Pittsburgh to the new park yet, but it’s one of the ones I want to see. Perhaps next summer. When the schedules come out, the first thing I do is look to see how they fit in with our scheduled vacation time.

    We got to Pittsburgh many years ago and had the privilege of sitting in the owners box (I guess the Steelers and the Pirates shared Three Rivers?) We loved Point Park, and Pittsburgh as a whole. It’s been years, and I’d love to go back. :) (Our friends hailed from Slippery Rock.)

  149. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I don’t get this decision at all by Joe……sheesh, he could have waited until after the game. I have faith in AJ, but he’s no hitter, and now we’ve got Molina/AJ at the bottom. If we lost tonight, fine – but a win? It should have been Gaudin…….Now Andy is going on 3 days rest and he was gassed after last night. Smart, Joe.

  150. THE TRUTH November 1st, 2009 at 5:54 pm

    I would rather have AJ and Pettite on full rest for Games 6 and 7 back in the Bronx.

  151. THE TRUTH November 1st, 2009 at 5:55 pm

    Another advantage of Burnett pitching on full rest would have been Petite could have come out of the bullpen in either game 6 or 7 and CC could have started on short rest. I definitely dont like this move

  152. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 5:56 pm

    Just caught up on the notes above. That Jeter, man, he’s just so, I don’t know – such a trophy collector! :lol:

  153. Fran (the original) and OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 5:57 pm

    Now Andy is going on 3 days rest and he was gassed after last night.
    *****************
    Betsy,

    Unless the Yankees win it in 5. I think I would have gone with Gaudin tomorrow night if the Yankees are up 3-1. But I can also understand trying to end it tomorrow if the Yanks are up and not giving Philadelphia any chance.

  154. KWAN November 1st, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Always go for the kill. Why give Philly a free win? Put the pressure on Lee and their awful pen to match AJ.

    You never play for tomorrow in the WS. No need to give Philly life by letting Gaudin start

  155. Mo November 1st, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Betsy, I think you are severely overrating Gaudin based on a few decent games or overstating the effects of short rest. Pitchers ERA on short rest is only slightly higher than regular rest, and for Pettitte it is not higher at all. Worst case, you have Gaudin and Aceves backing Andy up in Game 6.

  156. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 5:58 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    November 1st, 2009 at 5:48 pm
    You know, I had completely forgotten about those ridiculous shorts the White Sox wore in the 70s, and I lived in Chicago back then. Now that I think about it, I can remember going to games at old Comiskey Park, and seeing the players run around in those, those….just the thought of them….ridiculous is the only word I can think of. And I was a fan of Bill Veeck, too. (Saw him at the supermarket once, on the South Side, doing his shopping.)

    ————————————————————

    Veeck was quite a character. He had showers installed in the bleachers to let fans cool off on hot Chicago days, sat in the bleachers in his shorts and no shirt (he was in his ’60s) drank beer with the fans, smoked his cigarettes and would put the cigerette into a little hole in his wooden leg. Had “Be The Manager Night”, where fans would hold up signs on when to steal bases, hit-and-run, pull the pitcher. and a very nice guy.

    The sight of players like Richie Zisk, Greg Luzinski and Harold Baines wearing shorts and knee socks was really more than I could handle, though.

  157. ejr November 1st, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    You guys are crazy, its a great decision to pitch pettitte and burnett on short rest. are you guys watching this series? The phillies would absolutely dismantle gaudin. Its the world series, you have to put out your best. And clearly burnett hasnt had much issue pitching on short rest in the past and we all know andys a vet, hell be fine. were looking good guys, we just gotta win tonight

  158. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 5:59 pm

    The Truth
    Matsui is not playing in the NL parks so what are you talking about ? His bat will not be in the lineup.

  159. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:01 pm

    Mo, I am not overrating Gaudin at all. AJ hasn’t pitched on 3 days rest at all this year, we now have two auto outs at the bottom of the lineup, etc…..I think it’s a bad move and I don’t get why Joe didn’t wait to see what happens tonight. By the way, not everyone can pitch on 3 days rest, no matter what ERA stats are

  160. AMS223 November 1st, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    I wouldve have waited until after tonight to name a starter for tomorrow. If they won I wouldve seriously thought about gaudin in game 5 playing with house money against their only topoftheline pitcher. Then have AJ in game 6 and pettitte available for an inning or 2 in either game 6 or 7

  161. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    *******BREAKING NEWS********

    New York Manager Joe Girardi has refused to rule out having CC Sabathia catch rotation-mate AJ Burnett in Game 5 of the 2009 World Series between the Yankees and the Philadelphia Phillies.

    Said Girardi: “Let’s see how CC does at the plate tonight [in Game 4] and then we’ll sleep on it and make a decision. If we can figure out a way that makes sense to get CC’s bat into the game tomorrow night, we have to at least take a look at it.”

    Starting Catcher Jorge Posada and backup Catcher Jose Molina could not be reached for comment.

    Phillies Shortstop Jimmie Rollins, upon hearing that Girardi might start Sabathia at the Catcher posting in Game Five, said “man, that’s their deal… I said we would win this series in nine games and nothing they do is gonna change that.”

  162. Al November 1st, 2009 at 6:02 pm

    isin’t there some MLB mandate that you have to announce a starter 24 hrs before a game? it’s not like you can keep it a secret until game day… otherwise why would any manager name a starter? keep the other team guessing and make them prepare for multiple guys.

  163. Dan November 1st, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Betsy – Burnett has had success with 3 days rest in the past.

  164. Dan November 1st, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    There is no MLB mandate to name a starter. You can start whomever you want.

  165. Mo November 1st, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Betsy, but these are guys who have pitched on 3 days rest. So the ERA stats say that it isnt a big deal, their stats say it isn’t a bgig deal, the pitchers themselves dont think much of it, yet you want to pitch Gaudin. Strange.

  166. Jeremy November 1st, 2009 at 6:03 pm

    Some of these people are the same ones who said that Mo shouldn’t be used in a 2 inning save situation in important games.

    Either way the advantage has shifted in a big way to the Yankees.

  167. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    “Veeck was quite a character. He had showers installed in the bleachers to let fans cool off on hot Chicago days,”

    too bad erica wasn’t around then.

  168. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 5:50 pm
    The best Sherlock Holmes ever was Jeremy Brett – just perfect, the epitome of Conan Doyle’s character. I adored Watson, though, to be honest.

    ————————————————————

    There is only one true Sherlock Holmes, and that’s Basil Rathbone, with Nigel Bruce as Watson. I’m surprised that Holmes is getting so much backing, considering that he was a heroin addict.

  169. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    Good Lord, Betsy, give it a rest.

    Gaudin hasn’t pitched in weeks…and he’s terrible compared to Burnett in every pitching statistic you can find on the Internet.

    Burnett has pitched on short rest with success. He’s got a live arm who has a tendency to get too amped up in situations. With the short rest, it could prevent him from overthrowing.

    There are no throw away games in the World Series. You play to win each and every night.

  170. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 6:04 pm

    I think whatever Girardi decided for Game 5, he really couldn’t go wrong. AJ has done fine, historically, on 3 days rest. With Gaudin, I think the fact that he is a ground ball pitcher was in his favor, but you do have to factor in the bullpen to some extent – he’s not gone more than 5 this season, if I recall correctly.

    Either way, they’re going back to NY.

    AJ apparently wants the chance to pitch on short rest, from what I’ve read. There’s lots of motivation here. The only way Gaudin pitching tomorrow was okay was if they won tonight. You cannot wait until midnight or after to tell a guy he’s pitching tomorrow. So I am glad Girardi made his decision now. This way, AJ can start to prep now.

  171. Rick November 1st, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    Pettitte himself said that going on 3 days rest is overblown and you feel even stronger b/c you don’t throw a bullpen. Andy knows how his body feels… i

  172. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 6:05 pm

    The Pack are getting shellacked.

  173. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 6:06 pm

    Green Beret – I remeber all that. I can remember going to a game, maybe a DH, at Comiskey, and there being some promotion where fans were allowed to walk on the field before the game/maybe between the DH games. Anyway, my friends and I walked around the outfield warning track, and I distinctly recall being shocked by how rutting out the warning track was, and by what I considered to be poor condition of the OF in general. At that time, Veeck did not have a lot of money in the team, and the White Sox were considered one of the less well financed of teams in the league.

    My father, when I told him about the condition of the field, and ever the NY-centric person, remarked “What do you expect, it’s a small town!”

  174. Mo November 1st, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    Rick, do you have a link for that? i’d love to use that quote in a blogpost.

  175. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    randy l.
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:04 pm
    “Veeck was quite a character. He had showers installed in the bleachers to let fans cool off on hot Chicago days,”

    too bad erica wasn’t around then.

    ————————————————————

    Nobody would watch the game, then. Although, I’m sure that the beer sales and water bill would skyrocket.

  176. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I’m glad Girardi made the announcement. If AJ was forced to wait until the end ot tonight’s game, it wouldn’t help AJ prepare.

    Since AJ is well aware of his start tomorrow, he’ll be more prepared both mentally and physically. If I’m not mistaken, in his limited experience on three days rest, he’s been pretty good.

  177. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 6:07 pm

    I don’t know why I typed “either way they’re going back to NY.” We don’t know that for sure, do we?

    That was just a dumb thing to type. :)

  178. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 6:09 pm

    I also wouldn’t put a lot of stock in Pettitte saying he was gassed last night. He also talked about the rain delay being a factor. I think he was gassed last night. I think Pettitte is quite a competitor and if he needs to go on short rest, he will find a way to do it. It would be his last start of the season.

  179. Fran (the original) and OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 6:11 pm

    Doreen,

    Maybe you meant that the Yankees would be coming back to NY for the tickertape parade :)

  180. Bronx Born November 1st, 2009 at 6:12 pm

    GB- you are totally right about Basil Rathbone. No one else looks right as Sherlock but him. He played the part perfectly.

  181. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    Fran -

    Yeah, that’s exactly what I meant! :lol:

  182. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 6:13 pm

    nick in sf-

    it is not true that a tube of crazy glue has been found in jose molina’s locker that has been matched to the the glue found on posada’s bat that stuck to the donut.

  183. Wow November 1st, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Is there a bigger worry wart than Betsy?

  184. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:15 pm

    Joe from Long Island
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:06 pm
    Green Beret – I remeber all that. I can remember going to a game, maybe a DH, at Comiskey, and there being some promotion where fans were allowed to walk on the field before the game/maybe between the DH games. Anyway, my friends and I walked around the outfield warning track, and I distinctly recall being shocked by how rutting out the warning track was, and by what I considered to be poor condition of the OF in general. At that time, Veeck did not have a lot of money in the team, and the White Sox were considered one of the less well financed of teams in the league.

    My father, when I told him about the condition of the field, and ever the NY-centric person, remarked “What do you expect, it’s a small town!”

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, he used to have “Camera Day” when the fans could go onto the field hand take pictures of the players with their kids or themselves. Veeck was the last of the true baseball men, along with Calvin Griffith of the Twins….an owner that didn’t make a living out of anything but owning a team. No other outside business connections.

  185. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:16 pm

    Jimmy, don’t read my post. You’re pretty sad – you only want to deal with posts that agree with you. Whatever you said after my name, I have no idea because unlike you, I know how to ignore someone.

    GB, if you’ve never seen Jeremy Brett, you don’t know what you are missing. I’ve seen maybe a few clips of Rathbone – come on, Sherlock Holmes. vs. the Nazis? LOL…..and apparently, Nigel Bruce made Watson out to be a buffoon, which is inexcusable. As to the heroin, Holmes was a flawed person – he could have used a psychiatrist, lol. Watson was far more “normal” and grounded. I don’t think his heroin habit should preclude liking him – he’s just a ficitional character.

  186. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:17 pm

    Wow, what a putz. I see you have a real tolerance for anyone else’s opinions but your own.

  187. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:18 pm

    Conan Doyle’s daughter, Jean, actually thought Brett brought her father’s creation to life……..I think Rathbone brought to life the stereoptype (the pipe, deerstalker hat, etc…….).

  188. sar515 November 1st, 2009 at 6:19 pm

    Yanks 6-2

    TEX HR

  189. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    So no comments from Joe on the decision he made? Surprising – I wanted to hear his rationale.

  190. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 6:21 pm

    Nick in SF-

    Very funny!

  191. Neil November 1st, 2009 at 6:23 pm

    GB 7 -

    There will never again be seen a Ten Cent Beer Night ….

    http://en.Wikipedia.org/wiki/Ten_Cent_Beer_Night

  192. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:24 pm

    It will be interesting to see what andy Pettitte does after this season. I get the feeling that he might be considering retirement, especially if NYY wins the WS. Just some of the comments he’s made over the last few weeks, from the “If I blow out my arm in the PS, no problem…I’ve accomplished everything I wanted in baseball” to the comments made about his kids wanting to be home for Halloween and him missing it, then, his wife flying in to see his start. I’d love to see him back for at least next year and if effective, one year after that, and make a run at 250 wins and 2500 strikeouts. That’s some pretty rarified air, especially for a left hander.

  193. mick November 1st, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Betsy

    The way I see it, this Joe,unlike the last Joe, is going for the jugular when he can, as often as he can, constantly applying the pressure especially when they are down. He is hungry, wants this real bad, and we should be grateful for that.

  194. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 6:26 pm

    Jimmy
    I agree with your point of view, but there’s no need to get snippy. You play to win each and every game, not only in the World Series, but the rest of the playoffs too. You cannot sacrifice games in the postseason.

  195. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 6:28 pm

    CR9
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:05 pm
    The Pack are getting shellacked.

    A little premature that post was. The Pack are now back.

  196. mick November 1st, 2009 at 6:30 pm

    This guy Havner on Green Bay is a converted linebacker. He just caught his 2nd TD pass to spoil Brett’s revenge.

  197. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:32 pm

    Wow
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    Is there a bigger worry wart than Betsy?

    ————————————————————

    Why does that bother you? If she deals with the pressures on a Yankee fan to worry about things, that’s her business? Not yours, mine or anyone elses. Now, before you spout something else stupid, like she doesn’t need to put it out on here….guess what? You don’t need to put your feelings about it on here, either.

  198. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 6:33 pm

    Wow
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:15 pm
    Is there a bigger worry wart than Betsy?

    Yes. I am.

    Here is hoping for a fair HP umpire tonight.

  199. Yankees got a HIT! Yay... November 1st, 2009 at 6:35 pm

    Will we see the yankees make Blanton, cy Blanton like they do so often?

  200. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 6:38 pm

    No team has ever won the World Series after letting Joe Blanton start a game (with the exception of the 2008 Phillies).

  201. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    GB, thanks – I appreciate you coming to my defense. Of course, you are a southern gentleman. I swear, it’s like I did something personal to some of these clowns. What’s worse is that they really don’t have tolerance for differing opinions.

  202. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:40 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:16 pm
    Jimmy, don’t read my post. You’re pretty sad – you only want to deal with posts that agree with you. Whatever you said after my name, I have no idea because unlike you, I know how to ignore someone.

    GB, if you’ve never seen Jeremy Brett, you don’t know what you are missing. I’ve seen maybe a few clips of Rathbone – come on, Sherlock Holmes. vs. the Nazis? LOL…..and apparently, Nigel Bruce made Watson out to be a buffoon, which is inexcusable. As to the heroin, Holmes was a flawed person – he could have used a psychiatrist, lol. Watson was far more “normal” and grounded. I don’t think his heroin habit should preclude liking him – he’s just a ficitional character.

    ————————————————————

    I’ve seen him, Betsy. Just not impressed with him. There are certain characters, movies…that should be colorized, remade….etc. “Sherlock Holmes”, like “Casablanca”, “They Died With Their Boots” and other classics should remain black and white. The b&w movies with shadows and little things like that are what makes them classics.

  203. mick November 1st, 2009 at 6:41 pm

    Assuming we go up 3-1, why throw a guy who hasn’t pitched in a month and possibly give Philly life?

    We have a history of that and Joe is well aware of it. Learning from past mistakes is a good thing.

    I doubt Andy would wilt going on 3 days and the bullpen is coming around.

  204. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    Betsy
    I was not going against you, everybody is entitled to their opinions, my comment was a joke about myself being a worry wart.

  205. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    The team hitting woke up last night after sleeping through most of the postseason.

    None of this Cy Blanton nonsense.

    I’m looking at 7-2 Yankees.

  206. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:42 pm

    that ***shouldn’t*** be colorized, remade….etc

  207. THE TRUTH November 1st, 2009 at 6:43 pm

    Jeremy
    Matsui is not playing in the NL parks so what are you talking about ? His bat will not be in the lineup.

    Yes, Matsui’s bat is already missing in the lineup, and now by doing this you are removing posada’s bat as well. thats what i am talking about.

  208. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    Sheesh, whats with all the picking on Betsy? Worrying is hardly the worst thing in the world. She worries because she cares.

    Why don’t some of you reserve your contempt for the *fans* that post on here that appear to hate the team or certain players on it?

  209. Dano in England November 1st, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    CR9 – thanks for a previous post – I typed a longish answer about Chelski/Man U and bandwagons, and couldn’t for the life of me work out why it got filtered – roman’s surname is a good one.

    i’d repost but think the moment is gone now.

    Nick in SF – yep, thought of you too pal. i was actually playing the 2010 Ryder Cup course in Wales yesterday, so gave up my Emirates ticket, but the highlights were still enjoyable! “Better squad than Arsenal”, yeah right!

  210. Aldo November 1st, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    What was Jason’s Werth reaction to his second home run, I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary.

  211. mick November 1st, 2009 at 6:46 pm

    Yes, Matsui’s bat is already missing in the lineup, and now by doing this you are removing posada’s bat as well. thats what i am talking about.

    ————————————————

    Did you see last night’s game?
    Timely hitting is what’s important and good pitching, of course.
    Molina catches AJ, get used to it.

  212. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:21 pm
    So no comments from Joe on the decision he made? Surprising – I wanted to hear his rationale.

    ———————–

    The decision is fairly self explanatory. The rationale: You do not forfeit a game in the WS which you are basically doing by pitching Gaudin regardless of the situation. Even if the Yankees were up 3-0 it would be stupid to pitch Gaudin.

    Burnett and Pettitte are twice the pitchers Gaudin could ever dream to be even on short rest. Pettitte has shown time and time again he can get by even without his best stuff.

    I can not believe anyone would want Chad Gaudin starting a WS game esp. considering he gets DESTROYED by LHP.

  213. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    “The b&w movies with shadows and little things like that are what makes them classics.”
    ******************************
    I agree. They colorized one of my favorite classic moves “Mrs Miniver”. I much prefer to watch it in black and white.

  214. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:40 pm
    GB, thanks – I appreciate you coming to my defense. Of course, you are a southern gentleman. I swear, it’s like I did something personal to some of these clowns. What’s worse is that they really don’t have tolerance for differing opinions.

    ————————————————————

    You’re welcome, Betsy. I’m not really southern or a gentleman. I’m a Yankee carpetbagger. I used to annoy my ex-wife’s parents when they asked why I came to Georgia, and I’d tell them I just came down here to steal their jobs and women. Needless to say, they didn’t see any humor in that. My ex-wife still laughs about that.

    If these people want to attack others, let them attack the whiners and trolls. They aren’t real people, anyway.

  215. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I originally thought if the Yankees were up 3-1 they would throw Gaudin out there, but I have no problem with them sending AJ out. Go for the kill! Plus, it sounds like he was really pushing to go on three days rest. Should be a good game.

  216. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Hellooo everyone…just stopping by to say hi. Celebrating my dolphins big win over the Jets still, i should be in rare form tonight…..

  217. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Also this whole using AJ is going for the kill is really not true. By using AJ and Andy on short rest you are maximizing your chances to win the series. Starting Gaudin at any point minimizes your chance to win the series

  218. THE TRUTH November 1st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    Another thought too, if we kept petitte and burnett on normal rest, burnett starts game 6, and then pettite can come out of the bullpen for game 6 and 7. If cc doesn’t have his stuff for game 7, which would be his second start on short rest, you can follow up with pettite.

    the whole removing posada’s bat thing is important because our lineup is already weakened by the absence of matsui. by removing posada you make a weaker version of our lineup even weaker.

    I just dont like this move.

  219. mick November 1st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    November 1st, 2009 at 6:47 pm

    I originally thought if the Yankees were up 3-1 they would throw Gaudin out there, but I have no problem with them sending AJ out. Go for the kill! Plus, it sounds like he was really pushing to go on three days rest. Should be a good game.
    ———————————————————
    Erin-
    Plus AJ wants to hit so bad. After all, if Andy and CC can, then why can’t he?

  220. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:50 pm

    GB, I’m sorry – I shouldn’t have assumed you didn’t see Brett. I keep telling my father that he should watch him (I have almost all the tapes), but he never gets around to it. I think it’s because he has fond memories of Rathbone. Another cool Holmes series, though quite lightweight, were those done in the 1930′s with Leslie Howard’s (Gone with the Wind) son (I’m blanking on his name). They were half hour shows, but they were really ok. Anyhoo, we disagree on Brett, but that’s ok. I thought he was beautiful – I did have a major crush on him (but that had no bearing on my opinion as to why I think he’s the best). I love the Holmes stories because they are really about a friendship……I just love Watson.

  221. Keith R.A. DeCandido November 1st, 2009 at 6:51 pm

    If you want to see Sherlock Holmes see a psychiatrist, check out Nicholas Meyer’s novel “The Seven-Per-Cent Solution,” which he also adapted into a movie. Holmes sees Sigmund Freud for psychoanalysis. Nicol Williamson played Holmes, with Robert Duvall as Watson, and Alan Arkin as Freud.

    And Jeremy Brett is by far the actor to hew closest to Conan Doyle’s Holmes. It’s not even close. And I say this as a fan of Rathbone.

    Oh, and I predict that CC will drive in a run tonight. He’s not gonna let Mo and Andy have all the fun…….

  222. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    CR, I wasn’t directing my annoyance to you – not at all.

    Angel, lol – I’m sure I have a kick me sign on my back. For some reason, notice how the trolls (do we ever really see them again?) pick on me either for worrying or for having an opinion that is different. I guess it’s a badge of honor – these guys are all clowns. I suppose I should be better for it, but I’ve had enough and I’m not going to pipe down anymore.

  223. WIN TONIGHT!! November 1st, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!!

  224. THE TRUTH November 1st, 2009 at 6:52 pm

    mick
    Did you see last night’s game?
    Timely hitting is what’s important and good pitching, of course.
    Molina catches AJ, get used to it.

    Yes, I saw last night game. That game had Posada as our number 5 hitter. Now ice cold cano will be our 5 hitter. i do not mind molina catching burnett at home, but it is going to be detrimental to our lineup in the NL park. Just another reason to keep burnett for game 6.

  225. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 6:53 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:47 pm
    “The b&w movies with shadows and little things like that are what makes them classics.”
    ******************************
    I agree. They colorized one of my favorite classic moves “Mrs Miniver”. I much prefer to watch it in black and white.

    ————————————————————

    I’m with you. I can’t imagine colorized versions of the old Cagney or Bogart movies, or those great Boris Karloff and Bela Lugosi pictures. It’s like painting a mustache on the Mona Lisa or or shaving Lincoln’s beard off before putting him on a $5 bill.

  226. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:56 pm

    LOL GB – I love that term carpetbagger. I used it all the time for a certain political figure..

    Keith, that’s right – I saw that movie a long time ago (Meyer also directed ST II – Wrath of Kahn)…….I need to see it again.

    When I was younger, I only liked colorized movies/tv shows, but as I’ve gotten older, I appreciate black and white. Jeremy Brett’s series (especially before he got sick) was wonderfully done and very evocative of the age……. I admit that I’ve never really seen Rathbone, just bits and pieces. I like him well enough, I suppose, but Brett was just extraordinary. Either way, Holmes is an extraordinary character.

  227. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 6:57 pm

    I did a paper once in high school about Ted Turner colorizing movies…..I got a good grade, lol.

  228. mick November 1st, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Truth

    Point well taken but Cano won’t bat 5th vs Lee. Maybe a hot Swisher. I would not give away game 5 and possibly wake Philly up. JMO

  229. pat m in ct November 1st, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    “What was Jason’s Werth reaction to his second home run, I didn’t see anything out of the ordinary.”

    Aldo, he threw his bat down pretty hard. I assume that’s it. I’ve been wondering about that too.

  230. jeterhughesjoba November 1st, 2009 at 6:58 pm

    Starting aj is the right move. You go for the kill. No need to give a game by starting a scrub in gaudin. Btw this is not coming back to ny.

  231. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    THE TRUTH
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    Another thought too, if we kept petitte and burnett on normal rest, burnett starts game 6, and then pettite can come out of the bullpen for game 6 and 7. If cc doesn’t have his stuff for game 7, which would be his second start on short rest, you can follow up with pettite.

    —————————–

    If you are so confident in Gaudin STARTING a game in the WS, why can he not come in as a reliever if AJ, Andy, or CC do not have their best stuff?

    If you are not confident in Gaudin relieving, then you can not possibly be confident in him starting. If you follow that line of thinking you are OK with basically forfeiting a game in the WS.

  232. Enough Pitching Changes November 1st, 2009 at 6:59 pm

    Okay I am putting all yankee fans on notice..I was in this blog last night when the yanks fell behind 3-0…Yankee Fans.. YANKEE FANS…were not only giving up the game…BUT THE SERIES!!!! Blasting pettitte saying he was done..blah blah…I was begging true yankee fans to step up and have faith…then the yanks took the lead and those same “so-called” yankee fans were back with glee…Well I have been a yankee fan for a long time.. I would go to yankee stadium in the early 90s and late 80s when the yankees were nowhere near the world series..let alone the playoffs..let alone above .500…ANY NEGATIVE yankee fans tonight should just root for another team you are not needed!!! Stay behind your team…Stop complaining about a lack of offense..you scored 8 runs last night…I would think we will lose another game this series…still yanks win in 6!!!! STAY positive..stay off the core four!

  233. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 6:50 pm
    GB, I’m sorry – I shouldn’t have assumed you didn’t see Brett. I keep telling my father that he should watch him (I have almost all the tapes), but he never gets around to it. I think it’s because he has fond memories of Rathbone. Another cool Holmes series, though quite lightweight, were those done in the 1930’s with Leslie Howard’s (Gone with the Wind) son (I’m blanking on his name). They were half hour shows, but they were really ok. Anyhoo, we disagree on Brett, but that’s ok. I thought he was beautiful – I did have a major crush on him (but that had no bearing on my opinion as to why I think he’s the best). I love the Holmes stories because they are really about a friendship……I just love Watson.

    ————————————————————

    Leslie Howard’s son was Ronald Howard that played Holmes on TV. Did you know that Leslie Howard was tracked by the Nazis in 1943 and they targeted his plane and shot it down because they thought he was a spy?

  234. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    mick-exactly! LOL :)

  235. charlestonchew November 1st, 2009 at 7:00 pm

    I’ve got a good feeling that Melky’s going deep tonight.

    He’s due.

  236. Enough Pitching Changes November 1st, 2009 at 7:02 pm

    “So no comments from Joe on the decision he made? Surprising – I wanted to hear his rationale.”

    simple he does not want chad gaudin to start a world series game..I agree with him..although starting people on 3 days rest is risky..

  237. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    AJ starting game 5 doesn’t make sense to me at all. AJ on 3 days’ rest is not much better than Gaudin considering the opposing pitcher is Cliff Lee. If we are up 3-1, we can afford to “give up” one game and easily close out the series at home with AJ and Andy on full rest, or CC on short rest for game 7. Pitching everybody on short rest brings so much more variance to the games and the last thing the better team needs is variance.

  238. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    Enough Pitching Changes

    ———————————
    Anybody who spends time in here during ANY game is not paying attention and shouldn’t be regarded as a true fan. If you bleed Yankee blue , you are glued to the set, with no distractions.

  239. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 7:03 pm

    charlestonchew
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:00 pm
    I’ve got a good feeling that Melky’s going deep tonight.

    He’s due.

    ******************
    I have the same feeling about Robbie. I hope we’re both right! :)

  240. pat November 1st, 2009 at 7:04 pm

    MLB told FOX to move right field camera back to avoid repeat of last nights confusion.

  241. Ham Fighters November 1st, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    enough pitching changes…apparently you are new here?

    there was a guy on here saying cashman must be fired after game 1

    panic is the norm here

    i’ve been coming here for over 2 years now, but its been at least a year since i’ve been on here DURING a game.

    id have to take prozac if i did.

    Let’s Go Yankees!!!!!

  242. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:05 pm

    we can afford to “give up” one game and easily close out the series
    ——————————————————
    talk to me in game 7 with that bravado. why give another team life?

  243. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    Charlestonchew

    From your mouth to Melky’s ears!!

  244. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 7:06 pm

    this had me laughing out loud!:

    Cliff and Lee?
    Keith and Jennifer Bailey of Tacony had three children (Caitlin, Shane, and Ryan) before Phillies fever struck the city. Three weeks ago, they had twins: Chase and Cole. Caitlin, 13, was upset she had the only non-Phils name, so her father nicknamed her Carlos.

    http://www.philly.com/philly/s.....anton.html

    There is also a piece in there on where the players went for dinner last night etc.

  245. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    talk to me in game 7 with that bravado. why give another team life?
    —————————–
    AJ on short rest against Lee VS AJ on full rest against pedro. You tell me which matchup looks better, not to mention Andy will be on short rest on game 6 as well.

  246. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 7:07 pm

    Sorry, wrong link:

    http://www.philly.com/philly/s....._city.html

  247. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    qiantom
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:03 pm
    AJ starting game 5 doesn’t make sense to me at all. AJ on 3 days’ rest is not much better than Gaudin considering the opposing pitcher is Cliff Lee. If we are up 3-1, we can afford to “give up” one game and easily close out the series at home with AJ and Andy on full rest, or CC on short rest for game 7. Pitching everybody on short rest brings so much more variance to the games and the last thing the better team needs is variance.

    ————————–

    Yes, because Cliff Lee is the best pitcher in the history of baseball. So good that from here on out he will never lose another game. He is absolutely unbeatable. After that game 1 performance teams should just give up and rest their best players for the next game, because obviously there is no point in trying to beat him.

    You can never afford to give up a game in the WS.

  248. Saucilito November 1st, 2009 at 7:08 pm

    Betsy = clueless

  249. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    Saucy – I concur. Her mindless drivel pollutes the board.

  250. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    J on short rest against Lee VS AJ on full rest against pedro. You tell me which matchup looks better, not to mention Andy will be on short rest on game 6
    ———————————————
    Joe has been pushing the right buttons and he knows far more than you or I do.

  251. KO November 1st, 2009 at 7:10 pm

    why would anyone have a problem with Werth’s reaction? it was directed at his own dugout. of course no one would have an issue with that.

    i still can’t believe the Phils are starting Blanton over Lee on short rest. if you’re not going to go on short rest in the World Series, what are you saving it for? tonight is a must win game for the Phillies. if they go down 3-1, it’s over. they’d be in the same situation the Angels were- winning 3 in a row, with the last two at Yankee Stadium. good luck with that. i’d go with my ace tonight. maybe Blanton will prove me wrong, but if i were Philly i’d much rather have Cliff Lee on the mound in a must win game over Joe Blanton. let’s hope the Yanks take advantage tonight and put them in a big hole.

  252. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    You can never afford to give up a game in the WS.
    ———————————–
    The goal is to win the world series, not to win it in as few games as possible.

  253. dr of thuganomics November 1st, 2009 at 7:11 pm

    betsy should write for espn

  254. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Good for you. You shouldn’t pipe down. Just as long as you let me talk you down from worrying quite so much occasionally. :D

  255. Truth November 1st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    If you are so confident in Gaudin STARTING a game in the WS, why can he not come in as a reliever if AJ, Andy, or CC do not have their best stuff?

    If you are not confident in Gaudin relieving, then you can not possibly be confident in him starting. If you follow that line of thinking you are OK with basically forfeiting a game in the WS.

    I am comofrtable with Gaudin comming out of the pen, you are putting words in my mouth. I would prefer Pettite for many reasons, one of which he is a lefty. but thats not really the point.

    I dont want to forfeit a game, but our rotation is naturally set up so that burnett and pettite go 6 and 7 back in our home park. We are pretty much guaranteed to win if we go home up 3-2 and have our guys on their normal schedule. Keep in mind, burnett is solid at home and shaky on the road. Still, I think burnett can come through on short rest, but I really dont think petitte will.

    Plus, now you have cano protecting a-rod in game 5. a-rod will NOT be getting anything to hit.

    Just seems like the better to throw Burnett game 6.

  256. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:12 pm

    Jimmy

    You know what’s sad? Betsy probably is a bigger Yankee fan than you are.

    She probably knows the game better than you too.

  257. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    Joe has been pushing the right buttons and he knows far more than you or I do.
    ————————————-
    Come on. Joe was criticized like crazy by fans and media for micro-managing in a few games. Him being right this time does not have anything to do with him being right the next time.

  258. Brett November 1st, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Could we please stop the Gaudin for a start garbage?

    He has not pitched in a month and is terrible when he does pitch.

  259. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:14 pm

    Plus, now you have cano protecting a-rod in game 5. a-rod will NOT be getting
    ————————————-

    where did you get this info? A couple more hits from swish tonite and he will hit 5th.

  260. KO November 1st, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    uhhhh personally i’d rather stick with the 3 man rotation but Gaudin has been far from terrible with the Yanks. get a clue before u spew random garbage

  261. jeterhughesjoba November 1st, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    hey betsy i agree 100 percent with the carpetbagger term for that certain political figure !

  262. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 7:15 pm

    mick – not even close, kid. But thanks for the attempted insult.

  263. sevrox November 1st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    GB7 and Betsy – get a room fer chrissakes

    Sometimes the mutual admiration society on this blog gets right nauseous.

    Except for SJ44 – now HE’S the bloggod-damdest.

    CC wins tonight – Lee wins tomorrow night in a close one – Yanks clinch in game 6 back at The Stadium.

    ’nuff said.

  264. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Angel, I’m always willing to let anyone talk me down……I want to be talked down!

    Mick, thanks! I’m quaking in my boots at what these neanderthals (an insult to neanderthals everywhere) think of me.

    GB, I didn’t know that…….was Howard killed? Oh, and thanks – Ronald, that’s it. I have those shows on DVD. After the Series, maybe I’ll start watching them again. I’m getting into the mood now.

  265. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    Angel, I’m always willing to let anyone talk me down……I want to be talked down!

    Mick, thanks! I’m quaking in my boots at what these neanderthals (an insult to neanderthals everywhere) think of me.

    GB, I didn’t know that…….was Howard killed? Oh, and thanks – Ronald, that’s it. I have those shows on DVD. After the Series, maybe I’ll start watching them again. I’m getting into the mood now.

  266. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 7:16 pm

    qiantom
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:11 pm
    You can never afford to give up a game in the WS.
    ———————————–
    The goal is to win the world series, not to win it in as few games as possible.

    ———————–

    Hmmm. I wonder how you win the WS. Maybe it starts with not basically forfeiting a game by starting an average pitcher who gets killed by LH. You absolutely do not maximize your chances of winning the WS by starting Chad Gaudin. If you think that you can maximize your chance at winning by basically guaranteeing yourself a loss maybe you should look into taking a elementary statistics course

  267. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Everybody on short rest also puts a lot more pressure on the bullpen. They probably will have to pick up 3 innings every game, and we know the bridge to Mo is shaky now.

  268. Brett November 1st, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Jim, ignore mick as he is probably just trying to get into Betsy’s pants.

  269. Truth November 1st, 2009 at 7:17 pm

    Mick-
    where did you get this info? A couple more hits from swish tonite and he will hit 5th.

    —————

    Swish or Cano are not strong 5 hitters. A-rod will have 0 protection.

  270. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:18 pm

    ome on. Joe was criticized like crazy by fans and media for micro-managing in a
    ——————————————-
    he’s hot now so i’m going with him.

  271. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 7:19 pm

    I dont want to forfeit a game, but our rotation is naturally set up so that burnett and pettite go 6 and 7 back in our home park. We are pretty much guaranteed to win if we go home up 3-2 and have our guys on their normal schedule. Keep in mind, burnett is solid at home and shaky on the road. Still, I think burnett can come through on short rest, but I really dont think petitte will.

    ——————————-

    Nothing is guarenteed. Not even close. If we go home up 3-2 we have a good chance of winning the WS but it is FAR from a guarentee. CC, AJ, and Andy are by far our best pitchers and far superior to Gaudin. You pitch your best regardless of the situation

  272. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Jimmy
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:10 pm
    Saucy – I concur. Her mindless drivel pollutes the board.
    ******************************
    As opposed to your stellar contributions criticizing her?

  273. Ham Fighters November 1st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    $45M give or take a few, that’s what the yankees are paying thier 3-man rotation this year, and that’s why they’re using a 3-man rotation.

  274. Truth November 1st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) -

    I dont need a statistics book to tell me that if we throw Burnett at home in game 6 and cc in game 7 with pettite in relief we will win. That is what would maximize our chances to win.

  275. damon November 1st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    I the Yankees are up 3-1 after tonight,Joe is going to use everyone in the pen to clinch.

    I bet Joe goes for it.He only needs the relief to bridge to Mo.You’ll see Andy in as a lefty specialist,Gaudin, Robertson,,Joba,and Marte,he’s going to bring it.

    Somehow Phil has, to leave on a positive note going into the winter.Joba was allowed that by going to the pen.

  276. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    Sevroxx, nuff said is right……..you should have said that first and then posted nothing else given that you said nothing of substance.

  277. jennifer November 1st, 2009 at 7:20 pm

    The idiots are playing the Yankees song. :-)

  278. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    If you think that you can maximize your chance at winning by basically guaranteeing yourself a loss maybe you should look into taking a elementary statistics course.
    ———————————–
    If Lee does not guarantee a win, why does Gaudin have to guarantee a loss? Statistics? You cannot possibly compare your statistical knowledge to mine, that I can guarantee you.

  279. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    qiantom
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:17 pm
    Everybody on short rest also puts a lot more pressure on the bullpen. They probably will have to pick up 3 innings every game, and we know the bridge to Mo is shaky now.

    ——————————-

    Where the hell are you getting this from? I guess it is fun just to make things up. CC went 8 innings last time he was on short rest in the ALCS and probably could have pitched the 9th.

  280. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:12 pm
    Good for you. You shouldn’t pipe down. Just as long as you let me talk you down from worrying quite so much occasionally.

    ————————————————————

    Why do I get the feeling that your real name is Clarence, and this is your way to get your wings?

  281. jennifer November 1st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    haha funny story about Swish on pregame about the bus ride to the stadium.

  282. damon November 1st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    meant I think if the Yankees…

  283. troggers November 1st, 2009 at 7:21 pm

    The problem I have with Gaudin starting isn’t giving up a game but the possibility of allowing the Phillies number 1 -4 bats to wake up. The disaster would not be the loss of the game but in letting the Phillies offense get on fire.

  284. Truth November 1st, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) -

    “you pitch your best regardless of the situation.”

    You can’t say regardless of the situation. Burnett is better at home, and I am not at all confident in pettite on short rest

  285. Drive 4-5 November 1st, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    Great shot on the YES pre-game of all the folks filing into Yankee Stadium to watch the game tonight. If I didnt live 170 miles away , I’d be there:)

  286. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 7:22 pm

    I see a lot of anti Gaudin on this thread. The reality is that he is our only 4th starter. If we win tonight then I think it’s a no brainer to start him tomorrow and save a fully rested AJ for game 6 in NY.
    If we lose tonight then AJ is probably going to start tomorrow but I still wouldn’t mind Gaudin tomorrow.
    Coming home down 3-2 is not the worst thing in the world. If we lose tonight and start AJ tomorrow and lose to Lee then we are still coming home down 3-2 with Andy and CC both on short rest.
    We need to win tonight and then tomorrow is a throw away game against Lee with the hope that Gaudin steals the game.

  287. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:23 pm

    he’s hot now so i’m going with him.
    ————————-
    It’s like how the batters hit, being hot and cold can be just a matter of one swing, or one decision in Joe’s case.

  288. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 7:24 pm

    jennifer
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:21 pm
    haha funny story about Swish on pregame about the bus ride to the stadium.

    ***************
    jennifer-care to share for those of us who don’t have YES?

  289. jennifer November 1st, 2009 at 7:25 pm

    Erin they said Swish got on the bus and sat in the same seat he did yesterday, than Cash got on and was going to sit directly across from Swish and he made him sit in the same seat as yesterday.

  290. troggers November 1st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Here in the UK I’m getting espn international with Rick Sutcliffe commentating.

    Is the guy really a moron or am I just tired from watching games till 4am.

  291. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:26 pm

    Where the hell are you getting this from? I guess it is fun just to make things up. CC went 8 innings last time he was on short rest in the ALCS and probably could have pitched the 9th.
    ————————————
    Of course you can always hope for the best. You can hope for a perfect game as well. CC is the strongest of all pitchers, who may be able to give more than 6. Burnett is not economical, and Pettitte is not young any more.

  292. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    YankeeRay

    We need to win tonight and then tomorrow is a throw away game against Lee with the hope that Gaudin steals the game.

    ———————————————————-
    Baseball is unpredictable. AJ is showing confidence in going on 3 days and has done well before. If you’re up 3-1, kick em when they’re down.

  293. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 7:27 pm

    Why are some of you so angry? Live and let live, for cryin’ out loud!

    Baseball is unpredictable. You can have all the stats in creation at your fingertips and you can run them through the most sophisticated program available, and STILL, the game has to be played on the field for a definitive result. It’s a game that is conducive to worry, or, at the very least, hedging one’s bets.

    The only reason I would hesitate to start Gaudin is the involvement of the bullpen. It is a given that Gaudin will more than likely not give more than 5 innings. That leaves 4 innings for the bullpen to make up. That’s too many variables.

    I like that Joe G is trying to win every game. You put your best team out there and hope for the best. That’s really all you can do.

  294. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:16 pm
    Angel, I’m always willing to let anyone talk me down……I want to be talked down!

    Mick, thanks! I’m quaking in my boots at what these neanderthals (an insult to neanderthals everywhere) think of me.

    GB, I didn’t know that…….was Howard killed? Oh, and thanks – Ronald, that’s it. I have those shows on DVD. After the Series, maybe I’ll start watching them again. I’m getting into the mood now.

    ————————————————————

    Yes, his plane was shot down while fly out of Lisbon over the bay Of Biscay. His body was never recovered.

  295. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 7:28 pm

    i hope the yankees attack early and often because sleep deprivation is becoming a factor in watching these games.

    with daylights savings time, this game is starting at 9:20 biological time.

    it’s practically a west coast game.

    just really dumb.

  296. lets go yankees (formerly lets go twins) November 1st, 2009 at 7:29 pm

    The stupidity on here at times is just mind boggling. From the bench Swisher for Gardner comments, to the bench Cano comments, and my favorite the GAME OVER, SERIES OVER comments in the first 3 innings of every game this postseason.

    I idea of starting Gaudin is just the new addition to these. I am not even going to go any further with these b/c it is pointless and should really just head over to RAB where stupidity does not take over the discussions.

  297. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Baseball is unpredictable.Baseball is unpredictable.
    —————————————————–
    @7:27 pm
    mick/doreen

    what are the chances of that happening?

  298. Brett November 1st, 2009 at 7:31 pm

    Agreed – let’s go Yanks…agreed.

  299. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    Randy l – I think we’ve all been sleep deprived this past month. But its only going to last a few more days, and then we’ll all be sad its over…..

    Here’s to hoping for late night yankee win followed by lots of coffee tomorrow :)

  300. Jimmy November 1st, 2009 at 7:33 pm

    I’m with you, let’s go yankees. I’m leaving along with all of the other regulars who vacated this idiot board.

    Betsy – your quantity does not equal quality. Just crap. But if it makes you feel like you have a purpose in life to post such crap over and over and over…go right ahead.

  301. qiantom November 1st, 2009 at 7:34 pm

    “lets go yankees”

    The idea of starting Gaudin is stupid? Then I guess the whole yankee coaching staff is stupid. After all, it was them that stretched him out to prepare for a possible start.

  302. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 7:35 pm

    jennifer
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:25 pm
    Erin they said Swish got on the bus and sat in the same seat he did yesterday, than Cash got on and was going to sit directly across from Swish and he made him sit in the same seat as yesterday.

    **************
    Thanks Jennifer!! :)

  303. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 7:36 pm

    troggers
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:26 pm
    Here in the UK I’m getting espn international with Rick Sutcliffe commentating.

    Is the guy really a moron or am I just tired from watching games till 4am.

    ****************
    Rest assured-he’s a total moron.

  304. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:30 pm

    Baseball is unpredictable.Baseball is unpredictable.
    —————————————————–
    @7:27 pm
    mick/doreen

    what are the chances of that happening?
    ___________________________________________________________

    It would be even more impressive if John Sterling was saying “you can’t predict baseball” at that time as well.

  305. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 7:37 pm

    Bill Veeck and the good old days:

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

    P.S. Murphy (the Dog) is still in the hospital. New concerns, more tests, but more comfortable for now. I’m not giving up without a fight. She’d do the same for me, and probably bite anybody who brought her unsatisfactory news.

    The game will be a nice distraction, but… Usually I have to miss an inning in every game to take Murphy for her walk. I have my wife call me on the cell phone if they score while I’m out. But not tonight. Truthfully, I’m a little disoriented without our inconveniently timed walks. I wonder if they have the game on at the dog hospital?

  306. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 7:38 pm

    Jimmy
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    I’m with you, let’s go yankees. I’m leaving along with all of the other regulars who vacated this idiot board.

    Betsy – your quantity does not equal quality. Just crap. But if it makes you feel like you have a purpose in life to post such crap over and over and over…go right ahead.

    ————————————————————

    Damned, Little Guy….you and your sterling commentary will surely be missed by…..nobody.

  307. Swish's Fishes November 1st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    john flaherty, you are one of my favorite YES guys, but c’mon man, you look ridiculous with that orange skin.

  308. Erin November 1st, 2009 at 7:39 pm

    Jimmy
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    I’m with you, let’s go yankees. I’m leaving along with all of the other regulars who vacated this idiot board.

    Betsy – your quantity does not equal quality. Just crap. But if it makes you feel like you have a purpose in life to post such crap over and over and over…go right ahead.

    *****************
    Don’t go away mad, just go away

  309. plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose November 1st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    2003 World Series, Game 4:

    Winning pitcher, Carl Pavano, 8 innings, 7 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts

  310. Doreen November 1st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    Hah! Even this blog is unpredictable! LOL

  311. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    I wonder if they have the game on at the dog hospital?
    ——————————-

    Why don’t you call your dog and ask her? lol :)

    She’s probably watching pre-game YES right now.

  312. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 7:43 pm

    # plus ça change, plus c’est la même chose November 1st, 2009 at 7:40 pm

    2003 World Series, Game 4:

    Winning pitcher, Carl Pavano, 8 innings, 7 hits, 1 run, 0 walks, 4 strikeouts
    _____________________________________________________

    Ah yes, I believe this was the game that I wanted to strangle Jeff Weaver…

  313. charlestonchew November 1st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    “If these people want to attack others, let them attack the whiners and trolls. They aren’t real people, anyway.”

    Yeah and they don’t have souls, right?

    I don’t expect CC to be great tonight. I expect him to be decent but the Yanks are going to rough up Blanton to take a commanding lead.

    These are the times that great teams step up.

  314. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Murph

    Your dog must be wondering where you are.

    “Geez, where is my idiot master, I usually have to walk him about now.”

  315. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 7:44 pm

    Alright Yankee fans – lets make some noise.

    Larkin’s Headline

    “citizen tank” that’s priceless!

    I am super excited to see what C.C. does at the plate tonight.

  316. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Actually, I think Looper won that game… Pavano definitely didn’t pitch extra innings…

  317. Expectation . Reality . November 1st, 2009 at 7:45 pm

    Expectation:

    C.C. Sabathia outpitches Joe Blanton tonight.

    Reality:
    ?

  318. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    “She’s probably watching pre-game YES right now.”

    Murphy doesn’t like Bob Lorenz. Thinks he’s really a football guy.

    What she’s probably doing is trying to figure out where they keep the cheese in that place. I can take slices of American cheese out of the fridge and make absolutely no noise whatsoever, but she is on that scent in seconds. She’ll even wake up from a sound sleep and trot over to me waiting for something to drop.

  319. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:46 pm

    CC will definitely hit one out tonite.

  320. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:47 pm

    murph

    I can imagine her around all the pizza you eat.

  321. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    regardless of the 3 man rotation for the rest of the series tonight is the key game.

    if the Yankees win tonight (and they have an enormous pitching advantage) there is no way they will lose this series.

    even if Lee wins tomorrow (which is no sure thing) the Phillies have no pitching for games 6 and 7 at Yankee Stadium.

    it’s up to Girardi, Eiland and the Yankees starters as to who starts games for the rest of the series, each of them is a gamer and will take the ball and go as far as they can.

    Gaudin and Aceves may get some important innings in the next few games, you never know in baseball.

  322. Azaz November 1st, 2009 at 7:49 pm

    this sis to betsy after she said she had “lost faith” and “they are what they are” referring to our offense.

    You are the dumbest poster on this blog. How can someone watch so many games and still not have any aspect of a sports iq. Your telling us you have lost faith in this offense because CLIFF LEE dominated them really? I mean they did just put up like 9 on the angels. Its the playoffs team struggle with the bat. You need to stop worrying for once and get a life. Trust me the game will be a better watch. U are obsessed with aj and phil and say some of the dumbest things ever and act as if you know aj’s emotions or anything about him. Get a grip.

  323. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    “Geez, where is my idiot master, I usually have to walk him about now.”

    That’s my dog, alright. She thinks I’m the slow one :)

  324. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Why do I get the feeling that your real name is Clarence, and this is your way to get your wings?
    ***********************************************
    LOL! Just call me Clarence. :D

  325. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 7:50 pm

    Al leiter’s headline:

    “C.C. See Ya”

  326. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Gaudin and Aceves may get some important innings in the next few games, you never know in baseball.
    ———————————–

    Baseball is upredictable, to quote famous bloggers Doreen and Mick.

  327. haiku-man November 1st, 2009 at 7:51 pm

    Just seen the after game interview of the McNabb.

    He was asked about the Yankees and Phillies,and said that Philly was smokin.

    What has he been smokin,has he watched at all? (el stupido)

  328. mick November 1st, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    murph
    —————————-

    does she clean up after you? :)

  329. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 7:52 pm

    Jimmy
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    I’m with you, let’s go yankees. I’m leaving along with all of the other regulars who vacated this idiot board.
    ************************************
    So what *regular* are you? Because you sure don’t sound familiar to me.

    I mostly think its the trolls that have driven people away. Betsy isn’t a troll at all.

  330. Christina: Pictures from Game 6 and game 1 of the world series on the blog! November 1st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Angel, you can call me Al.

  331. plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose November 1st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    The fog is rising.

  332. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    0 hours and 27 minutes until Game 4!!!!!!!!!!!

  333. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 7:53 pm

    Haiku-

    donavan was the guy who had no idea that game could end in a tie. He is stupid!

  334. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 7:54 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:50 pm
    Why do I get the feeling that your real name is Clarence, and this is your way to get your wings?
    ***********************************************
    LOL! Just call me Clarence.

    ————————————————————

    If I start calling you Clarence, do we call Betsy “George Bailey”?

  335. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 7:55 pm

    Cliff Lee is really good but he isn’t Sandy Koufax or Bob Gibson-he doesn’t have overpowering stuff and needs to be sharp to dominate a team.

    he caught the Yankees in a natural letdown game after beating the Angels in a tough series. Pitching multiple games in a series is different than seeing a team once in a series-the hitters have a good memory of what happened in the last game.

    the Yankees are the best in basebal at getting to a starter in the 3rd time through the order. In game 5 the early innings will be the equivalent of the 2nd time through the order so you could see the Yankees start to get to Lee pretty early.

    CC and AJ have much more dominating stuff, the Phillies can know what’s coming but still need to hit it, that’s a big advantage for the Yankees as the series progresses.

  336. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 7:56 pm

    P.S. Murphy (the Dog) is still in the hospital. New concerns, more tests, but more comfortable for now. I’m not giving up without a fight. She’d do the same for me, and probably bite anybody who brought her unsatisfactory news.
    *********************
    Absolutely she would – I’m glad you’re fighting for her. They ask so little from us, and the unconditional love and devotion they give us is worth it. Its nice when we can repay them with the same. :)

  337. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 7:57 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:52 pm
    Jimmy
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:33 pm
    I’m with you, let’s go yankees. I’m leaving along with all of the other regulars who vacated this idiot board.
    ************************************
    So what *regular* are you? Because you sure don’t sound familiar to me.

    I mostly think its the trolls that have driven people away. Betsy isn’t a troll at all.

    *****

    Last night was the first night I noticed him when he was being mean to me

  338. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 7:56 pm
    P.S. Murphy (the Dog) is still in the hospital. New concerns, more tests, but more comfortable for now. I’m not giving up without a fight. She’d do the same for me, and probably bite anybody who brought her unsatisfactory news.
    *********************
    Absolutely she would – I’m glad you’re fighting for her. They ask so little from us, and the unconditional love and devotion they give us is worth it. Its nice when we can repay them with the same.

    ————————————————————

    I agree that they can give you unconditional love, but, I haven’t seen one that could spell or type worth a darned. It’s like they’re all paws or something.

  339. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 7:59 pm

    does she clean up after you? :)

    If it hits the floor, and it’s food, it’s gone.

    She did stage a brazen daylight raid on the Thanksgiving table a few years ago, when she was younger and more agile. When no one was looking, she got on a chair, reached a plate on the table and got a bunch of turkey and ran like hell, hiding under the bed until she was pretty sure we forgot about it. Came out like “Hey whassup?”

  340. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 8:00 pm

    GB, thanks for the sad info…….

  341. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    “I agree that they can give you unconditional love, but, I haven’t seen one that could spell or type worth a darned. It’s like they’re all paws or something.”

    And the penmanship… just awful.

  342. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    murphydog – I’m missing something. Is your dog ill?

  343. Rose November 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    “Cliff Lee is really good but he isn’t Sandy Koufax or Bob Gibson-he doesn’t have overpowering stuff and needs to be sharp to dominate a team.

    he caught the Yankees in a natural letdown game after beating the Angels in a tough series.”

    Give Lee some credit. He won the Cy Young when he was with the Indians. The Yankees are a great hitting team but they can’t beat every pitcher.

  344. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    Philly fans: Rally towels are weak!

  345. ArodMVP217 November 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm

    nice, fox is comparing us to the marines in Avatar

  346. Tom in N.J. November 1st, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    I’m lost are the Yankees the blue people?

  347. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:02 pm

    murphy that is hysterical!

    A few yrs ago, my beagle was in cahoots with my friends vishla and they figured out how to get raw steaks off the grill counter before we got outside to grill them. 5 steaks gone in an instant.

  348. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 8:03 pm

    Ooo yay the towels are out in full force :roll:

  349. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Lets go Yankees!!!!!!!!

  350. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    hey! did I miss jeter getting the award?

  351. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:04 pm

    Cole Hamels = female anatomy

  352. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Angel–please give Murphy a hug from all of us. I hope he feels much better asap!

  353. Tom in N.J. November 1st, 2009 at 8:06 pm

    Play it loud:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qvte1qOgKVY

  354. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Why are they doing player intros?

  355. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    Has anyone in the history of sports ever been intimidated by towel waving???

  356. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    murphydog
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:01 pm
    “I agree that they can give you unconditional love, but, I haven’t seen one that could spell or type worth a darned. It’s like they’re all paws or something.”

    And the penmanship… just awful.

    ————————————————————

    exactly. They’d be better off just sticking their feet in some ink and signing with a paw print.

    Seriously, Murph…hope all turns out the best for you and your best friend.

  357. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Tom–haha Thanks for the link :-)

  358. jennifer November 1st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    Erica, they surrender.

  359. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:09 pm

    thanks tom, dont think ive ever heard that.

  360. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Rose, I gave him credit, I said he is really good and has pitched the best baseball of his career in the postseason. I gave specific reasons why the Yankees should score some runs off him in game 5 and I’m sure most knowledgeable baseball people would agree with those points. You can disagree if you want, it won’t change the facts or what will happen in game 5.

  361. DianneYMe November 1st, 2009 at 8:10 pm

    Hi everyone,

    First post, long-time lurker. Huge life-long Yankee fan, born, brought up, and still living in Southern ME – therefore so lonely that I had to have 4 kids to bring up as Yankee fans :-) . Stuck for 3 of them – one went to the dark side and now lives that place with dirty water.

    Just wanted to thank you all for the community – I read faithfully every day and love the blog, especially recently.

    MurphyDog — you have my prayers. We lost our St Bernard last May after 1-1/2 years with bone cancer -we (and he) fought like crazy, with leg amputation, chemo, and radiation. He never gave up and had a great life even with all his troubles – I pray the same for you guys.

    GO Yankees!!!

  362. William Buckner November 1st, 2009 at 8:11 pm

    Murphy,

    “In your infinate wisdom Lord God when you created the universe you blessed us with all living creatures. We especially thank you for giving us our pets, who are our friends and give us so much joy in life. Their presence very often helps us get through trying times, kindly bless my pet. May my pet continue giving me joy and remind me of Your power. As our pets trust of to take care of them, so we should trust You to take care of us. And in taking care of them may we share in your love for all living creatures. Enlighten our minds to preserve all endangered species so that we may continue to appreciate all of You creations.”

    We took in a dog with a liver defect. A vet told us to put her down. We took her to Cornell Animal Hospital. They performed a pretty risky surgery. But she made it through and 4 years later she gives us a lot of joy. She acutally howls during every home game when Kate Smith sings. I say that prayer every night before bed. I’ll keep Murphy in mind when I say it tonight.

  363. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    The Philly Fanatic waving as they are introducing the Officer singing the National Anthem is really classy

  364. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:12 pm

    erica–i’m afraid. aren’t you? :-)

  365. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Valerie G.
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:12 pm
    erica–i’m afraid. aren’t you?

    ****

    Shaking in my boots. Or I would be if I had boots on

  366. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:00 pm
    GB, thanks for the sad info…….

    ————————————————————

    Sure thing, Betsy. There is actually some creedence to the spy thing. He had been in Spain to talk with Franco to stay out of the war and the fact that at one time Howard was a well admired actor in Germany and Goebbles didn’t like it because Howard was Jewish.

  367. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 8:13 pm

    After the Giants pitiful game today, I’m in need of a good Yankees game. Hopefully CC and the Yanks are up to the task.

  368. rb November 1st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!!!!!!

  369. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:14 pm

    erica–lol.

  370. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    GB7–what sad info?

  371. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Trevor
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:08 pm
    Why are they doing player intros?

    ——

    Because they couldn’t do them last night due to the rain

  372. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    Let’s go CC. Let’s go Yankees.

  373. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:15 pm

    feeling like im coming down with something.. i hope not.

  374. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Joe form Long Island:

    “murphydog – I’m missing something. Is your dog ill?”

    Yeah, numerous things all at once, unfortunately. 13 years old and started going into decline about two to three weeks ago. Bottom line: Congestive heart failure, fluid effusing from the heart into the the pericardial sac – due to possible tumor; fluid accumulating in the chest cavity and abdomen, labored breathing, loss of appetite. White count up, anemic. Lymph nodes up.

    Docs drained the bad fluids from pericardium, chest cavity and abdomen, IV fluid replacement plus antibiotics. She is stable more comfortable at the moment and was eating at last check. Waiting ultrasound on the belly to rule out exotic cause for fluid in abdomen (tomorrow) and echocardiogram (this week) to see whether effusion is idiopathic or due to tumor. She’s at the vet specialist hospital in Westbury. I’m supposed to be picking her up on my way home from the office in Mineola tomorrow. Numerous guesses from docs, none too good. Hopefully we can go from the exotic possibilities to the pedestrian ones and she comes home tomorrow and gives me a hard time for years to come.

  375. vin November 1st, 2009 at 8:16 pm

    Good luck to you and your dog, Angel.

  376. KF November 1st, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    I just got home in time to see the game, has everyone figured out the best strategy for tonight?

    Murphydog, I’m sorry to hear your dog,long time friend and companion is ill. I wish you the best.

  377. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    We play today we win today das it

    Lets go Yankees

  378. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:17 pm

    michelle b–everybody’s sick right now. it’s crazy. i’m hoping and praying i don’t come down with something. i’ll include you in my hopes and prayers :-)

  379. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    KF,

    CC pitches a no hitter.

  380. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    murphydog–I think I addressed my comments about Murphy to the wrong person (oops!) I hope Murphy feels much better. Please give him a hug from all of us!

  381. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    seriously fox, with the Black Crows song…are they trying to make Kate cry?

  382. Mark November 1st, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Took Mcarver 15 seconds to bring up him catching Bob Gibson.

  383. KF November 1st, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    michelle b. – Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:18 pm

    KF,

    CC pitches a no hitter.

    *************
    That would work well especially if we hit with RISP :)

  384. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:19 pm

    Jeter hits a lead off Homer and the Yankees never look back…

  385. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I am going to repeat my prediction from last night-

    Damon is going to be a Demon!!!!

  386. vin November 1st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Murphydog,

    Good luck to your dog, as well.

    She sounds like my beloved beast… tremendously rambunctious.

    Unfortunately, my dog isn’t yet 2, so we have at least another year of puppy mischief.

  387. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    I watched Tom Seaver today pitch 10 innings in game 4 of 69 series after starting game 1. CC is a horse no big deal

  388. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 8:20 pm

    Best wishes to Murphy the dog and Yankee fan.

    And well wishes to those who would like to see Chad Gaudin start in this World Series. I hope it doesn’t and doubt that it will happen, but I admire your plucky, reckless, gambling spirits.

  389. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    I say Jeter sits dead-red and blasts a Blanton meatball to set the tone.

  390. Big Johnson November 1st, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    does anyone know of a way to listen to the radio broadcast with john sterling on the internet?

  391. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 8:21 pm

    William Buckner:

    Thank you for sharing that my friend. It is extremely helpful.

    And thanks to all the folks who were nice enough to share a story, memory, thought or prayer for my dog. It’s proof of the love they inspire in all of us that we can reach out to each other in times like this. Means an awful lot to me. Thanks again.

  392. pat November 1st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Let’s go Derek! Let’s go Yankees!

  393. KF November 1st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Erica,
    Sorry I missed the GTLU again today, it sounds like the winning lineup was pretty popular. Thanks again for all your efforts.

  394. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    lets get this thing going….jetes with a lead off double.

  395. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 8:22 pm

    Valerie G.:

    Thanks. Will do.

  396. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Murphydog – I lost my flat coated retriever to similar symptoms, due to tumor, a few years ago. My deepest sympathies. Best of luck.

  397. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Hey it looks like blanton has a dirty hat too…like pine tar dirty..

  398. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Thanks KF! :-)

    Yeah, a lot of people were in tune with their inner Joe Girardi today.

    Kind of weird to think there is very little GTLU and baseball left

  399. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    I’ll take it.

  400. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    michelle b. – Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow!
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:22 pm
    lets get this thing going….jetes with a lead off double.

    *****

    I’ll take the single. Are you cool with it?

  401. murphydog November 1st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Nick in SF:

    Thanks.

  402. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 8:23 pm

    Poor Mr. Greasy bear :)

  403. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Jeter starts the wheels turning…

  404. vin November 1st, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    WE PLAY TODAY…

  405. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    World series snakes grabbed Utleys feet on that one, just the beginning

  406. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    Murphydog–we’re all thinking of you guys. I’ve always hated when people act as if dogs don’t understand us. I think dogs understand us better than people ever can. I hope (we all hope) Murphy feels better soon.

  407. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 8:24 pm

    good prediction Erica.

  408. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    murphy – I work in Mineola, also, at Winthrop. Where do you work?

  409. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Erica,

    im cool with the johnny damon double and i cant wait to see tex get off the schnide here.

  410. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    MPB Johnny Damon = Awesome :grin:

  411. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Damon Keeps it going…

  412. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Hey Philly fans shhhhhhhh

  413. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Blanton is an ugly toad, quite the contrast from pretty boy Hamels.

  414. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Blanton’s lifetime ERA against the Yankees: 8.18

    he won’t last long tonight.

  415. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    let’s do this tex!!

  416. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    That’s a HR at YS.

  417. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    NYY626
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:24 pm
    good prediction Erica.

    *****

    I have been having very intense pretend discussions with him

  418. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Big start!

    And I legitimately LOLed at the “How can we help you?” Yankee Stadium signs from the Yankee section.

  419. KF November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    we draw first blood!

  420. Jeff NJ November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Blanton will be had tonight. He is an average pitcher that the Yankees have seen before. The kind of pitcher the Yankees dominate.

  421. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:25 pm

    Close enough –

    1 – 0

  422. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    A productive out by Tex…

  423. William Buckner November 1st, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    Murphy,

    You’re very welcome. That’s what community is about.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  424. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 8:26 pm

    unbelievable!

  425. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    This hitting A-Rod nonsense is getting a little ridiculous

  426. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Wow, that was pretty intentional… threw right at him!

  427. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    This is f**kin’ ridiculous..

  428. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    I want the head of Cole Hamels next inning.

  429. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    seriously, this is getting ridiculous.

  430. Valerie G. November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    My head’s pounding like crazy, so I’m gonna close my eyes for a few. Be back soon. cheer loudly on my behalf!

  431. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    OK.

    We get a 7-run lead, I want to see Bruney and his 97 mph fastball that he just can’t seem to locate.

  432. Mark November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    What a joke.

  433. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Throw at Rollins.

  434. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Now, it’s getting to be chicken crap.

  435. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    are they going to warn here – this is getting ridiculous…100%

  436. DW November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    Oh, that sucks.

  437. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    GARBAGE

  438. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 8:27 pm

    looks like a plot to me.

    Don’t fall for it CC

  439. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    You dont want to awake the sleeping beast…this is ridiculous..Thats a chicken coward yellow belly move.

  440. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Phillies are a bunch of punks!

  441. vin November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    No need to warn the benches there.

    Just like in that 1 game against the Sox this year. This hurts NYY.

  442. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    They hit A-Rod 3 times unretailiated and have the nerve to warn the Yankees

  443. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks Fan) November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Perfect. Now we can’t even get payback.

  444. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    the umpires, by giving that warning, just took the inside away from CC, that isn’t fair at all.

  445. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Make him pay Jorge.

  446. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!

  447. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    I’m not liking that the HP ump has done zilch after this third plunking. Where’s the ejection?!

  448. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:28 pm

    Make him pay, Jorge…

  449. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Phillies are punks.

  450. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Guess The Date We Sign Chapman is going to be a corker of a game!

    Guess The Winter Meetings Bombshell might be messy.

  451. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Let’s Go Yanks!!!!!

  452. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Anyone know if JA Happ available tonight?

  453. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    Nick in SF
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    Guess The Date We Sign Chapman is going to be a corker of a game!

    Guess The Winter Meetings Bombshell might be messy.

    ******

    Are you my agent?

  454. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    We don’t need to pay back we need to win

  455. Russel November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm

    I hope C.C. goes deep in this game and then drills someone.

  456. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Let’s pound this Doughboy into the dirt!!!!! :evil:

  457. SteveO14 November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    ARod getting mad, take it out on the little white ball.

  458. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Good start.

  459. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Well this could work out for us… CC pitches 3 innings as we get 8 or so runs…then he hits someone and comes back tomorrow and pitches 5 or 6 more innings.

  460. steveoh November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    McCarver is dumb. Of course there’s a reason, putting A-Rod on 1B sets up the double play. Duh.

    Good chance that was intentional.

    And warning both sides is total BULL.

  461. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    I officially am reaching my limit with these umpires. I”ll take a 2-0 lead, but you can’t take away CC’s ability to throw inside.

  462. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks Fan) November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    2-0
    That might be all the run support CC needs.

  463. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Philly fans are the worst. At least the Red Sockers fans pick their “Yankees suck” chanting spots.

  464. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Wow! Some little ball by the Yankees.

  465. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Philly benched should have been warned. This doesn’t help CC.

  466. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:30 pm

    Never have had a dog but my cats have been the stars of my life.

    “If you crossed a man with a cat it would improve the man but diminish the cat.”

    Mark Twain (or something like that).

    We still hear my Russian blue-Main Coon jump off the bed in the morning, and he’s been on the other side now since 2005.

    They never leave you.

  467. KF November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Let’s keep pouring on the runs.

  468. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Do something Robbie.

  469. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    one thing we are learning:

    the phillies are not a classy team.

    the phillies are the 1998 Yankees?? Um, not exactly

  470. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Mr. Automatic. Out that is.

  471. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    The fact that they warned each bench is BS…how do you take away the inside from CC before he even throws a pitch.

    IMO, MLB needs to send their umpires back to school in the off season…they are horrible.

  472. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Amazing. Cano gets jammed again.

  473. Mac Daddy November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    never thought id hear it but joe morgan was pretty irrate regarding the warnings and defended the yanks… nearly fell down!

  474. Ace (Yankees, Giants, Knicks Fan) November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    Show them what you’ve got, CC!

  475. Jeterhughesjoba November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    get a 6 or 7 run lead then crown howard that ends this garbage

  476. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:31 pm

    I like this early scoring stuff

    I showered after my bike ride today. I don’t want another one

  477. Mackenzie November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I wish we could put Bruney in for a batter, tell him to hit Rollins, and then start CC.

  478. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    Hey, did anyone hear from our fellow poster kd on how things went in Philly?

    Glad we won the game for him/her.

  479. Jed Pain November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    McCarver is wrong. First base is open. A Rod is up. That’s a situation where they might walk him. So instead, they hit him.

  480. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    I agree that they can give you unconditional love, but, I haven’t seen one that could spell or type worth a darned. It’s like they’re all paws or something.
    **********************
    LOL you’re in fine form tonight in making me laugh.

    So if they’re all paws, whats your excuse? :lol:

  481. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm

    2 runs for CC, that’s a great start. I really like the way they are attacking Blanton, there is no need to go deep in counts when he’s throwing very ordinary stuff up there.

  482. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Cano just doesn’t understand about getting a ball out over the plate does he. Your up 1-0 and you swing at a ball that you can only hit with the thinest possible part of the bat, just unbelievable.
    If we win tonight and he goes hitless I’d sit him tomorrow against Lee for Hairston.

  483. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Warning each side is ridiculous. One, we don’t know if Blanton was actually throwing at A-Rod. Two, you can’t take away the inside pitch from CC before he gets off the bench.

    Terrible umpiring has been the story of this postseason.

  484. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Bustin’ on Blanton

    Showing us brotherly love

    Bruised, but not beaten!!!!!

  485. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    man Cano sucks this postseason

  486. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Nice cushion for CC…Now let’s get a 1-2-3 inning…

  487. SteveO14 November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    Can Cano look like he cares just a little? Maybe Pettite can give him some tips!

  488. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm

    good start for the Yanks. That should take the crowd out of it a little bit.

  489. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Eff Philly

  490. bru November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    murphydog

    i lost my dog not long ago

    man was i hurting for a few weeks

    didnt think the pain would end but it does

    you & your dog are in my prayers tonight

  491. Mackenzie November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    I thought this was baseball. Warning both sides is absolutely ridiculous.

  492. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    “The fact that they warned each bench is BS…how do you take away the inside from CC before he even throws a pitch”

    exactly. Wouldn’t suprise me if this was the Phillies plan all along.

  493. Xernst November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    This is silly. Now if one gets away from cc he gets the boot. Slimey managing my Philly. They knew the benches would be warned so this is a move to take our ace pit of the game or at least out of his game plans to righties

  494. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    Mac-

    what did joe morgan say?

  495. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm

    YankeeRay
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:29 pm
    We don’t need to pay back we need to win
    =====
    You’re right, of course. Just win, baby.

  496. Drive 4-5 November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Just another awful at bat by Cano. He’s hit only 3 balls hard this whole series.

  497. vin November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I’m not worried about retaliation… I’m worried about CC being afraid to pitch inside.

  498. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Mackenzie
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    I wish we could put Bruney in for a batter, tell him to hit Rollins, and then start CC.

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

    Would they call that over managing?

  499. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    CC in Philly

    City of brotherly love

    Meets The Big Apple!

  500. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    I need a shower, Erica. So I can have one. I’m just hoping it won’t be necessary. :)

  501. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Jed Pain
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    McCarver is wrong. First base is open. A Rod is up. That’s a situation where they might walk him. So instead, they hit him.

    —–

    I agree

  502. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:33 pm
    good start for the Yanks. That should take the crowd out of it a little bit.

    ****

    Does that mean no scary towel waving?

  503. jennifer November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    As much as I’d love for them to drill Utley, the best revenge is winning the next two games and sending them home.

  504. vin November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Bruney only starts games that will have a rain delay.

  505. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:35 pm

    Mackenzie
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:34 pm
    I thought this was baseball. Warning both sides is absolutely ridiculous.
    ====

    Especially considering the warning comes as a result of their excess of hitting Alex.

  506. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    a bit unnecessary …just catch the ball normal

  507. Potz November 1st, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Even if cc hits someone there is no way they could toss him… The outcry would be huge on seligs head

  508. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:36 pm

    Why is Damon playing so deep??

  509. DW November 1st, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    So close, Johnny!

  510. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Melky looks like he has lead shoes on – i thought he was faster than that.

  511. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:37 pm

    Sorry, YankeeRay.

    No sane person is ever benching Robinson Cano for Jerry Hairston.

  512. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    And now we get to watch replays of Chase Utley hitting home runs. Joy. A strikeout would be nice here.

  513. vin November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I’d like to see them warn only 1 bench.

  514. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Rollins to Swisher

    J-Rolling back to the bench

    Full moon in Philly

  515. MB November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I still cannot believe Alex has been hit for the third time and our bench is warned. Hopefully CC just pounds them inside still and hopes for the best. ESPN last night talked about how it was unnecessary to talk about Arod being hit because it is clearly unintentional, but after the third time it very clearly is not.

  516. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Maybe they hit Alex on purpose to take away the inside of the plate from CC?

  517. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    jesus…CC, get it together

  518. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    I do not like Chase Utley

  519. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:38 pm

    Does anyone know the actual rule? Now if anyone gets hit, the pitcher is automatically thrown out even if it was unintentional?

  520. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Utley just kills CC… damn…

  521. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Does that mean no scary towel waving?

    Unfortunately – not now.

  522. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    That’s all they get!

  523. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    The anti-C.C. start thus far.

  524. DW November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Crap. At least it didn’t go out. Come on, CC, get out of the inning!

  525. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    Ok, we get it. Utley hits sabathia.

  526. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    “Maybe they hit Alex on purpose to take away the inside of the plate from CC”

    bingo.

  527. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm

    poor outfield defense lead to a run..come on CC lets go

  528. Mac Daddy November 1st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    what did joe morgan say?

    ************************
    to warn the yankees is absurd, they havent hit anyone and it puts them at a disadvantage before cc ever throws a pitch

  529. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:39 pm
    Does that mean no scary towel waving?

    Unfortunately – not now.

    ******

    I am going to let you in on a secret. The final score of this game is going to be 9-1 Yankees. That one run was part of my plan

  530. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    that was a strike!

  531. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    Sorry, YankeeRay.

    No sane person is ever benching Robinson Cano for Jerry Hairston.

    ——

    I would Bod and I guess thats because his lack of discipline is driving me crazy

  532. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 8:40 pm

    He needs to be more careful with Utley. Pretty obvious he sees the ball well off him.

  533. Mac Daddy November 1st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    rule is: if the HP ump thinks the pitcher hit any batter on purpose, the pitcher is thrown out as is the manager

  534. austinmac November 1st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Don’t like that CC’s fastball is 91.

  535. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    not sharp at all so far

  536. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    CC fastball looks flat, Don’t mess with Howard even with Werth on deck, Come On CC!!

  537. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!!!!!

  538. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:41 pm

    maybe this will be like the Twins game 1…when he gave up 2 early runs and nothing else

  539. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    that one was 95 — he’s ok!

  540. jennifer November 1st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    CC is getting squeezed!

  541. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    This ump stinks.

  542. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    battle CC!

  543. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    Don’t like that CC’s fastball is 91.

    Glad Im not the only one that noticed.

  544. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Classy Phans Classy Phans

  545. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    CC Sucks??? Really Philly?? Really?

  546. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Huge K…Let’s get that third out CC…

  547. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    bye bye! lol!

  548. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    Thank God Howard is still stinking it up.

  549. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    10 strikeouts in 4 games for Ryan Howard.

  550. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 8:42 pm

    This ump stinks.
    —————–

    Gameday shows that pitches 2 and 3 to Howard were clearly strikes. Pitch 4 was borderline. It is outside the K-zone box, but is touching the line.

    He got Howard anyway, but had to throw a lot more pitches to do it than he should have.

  551. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    take that @ssholes.

    all 50,000 of you all

  552. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    K

  553. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm

    He threw a 94 MPH earlier this inning..

  554. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Hey is it just me or is the site really slow today??

  555. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    wow — strategy in the 1st inning… really?

  556. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    HOWARD SUCKS HOWARD SUCKS HOWARD SUCKS

  557. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Yeah, Angel, that was definitely the strategy. They are at a decided disadvantage tonight on the mound.

    Meanwhile, CC getting squeezed by the umps.

    They’re chanting “CC sucks”?? Why am I not surprised by this, from Philadelphians?

  558. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Wow..10k’s for howard, yet they choose to focus on alex. what a shame-wow. And can someone please tell giradi to go back to the dugout please.

  559. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    I hope they knock Werth’s steroid ridden butt on the dirt.

  560. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Just hit him don’t walk him ;)

  561. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    JasonR
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    10 strikeouts in 4 games for Ryan Howard.

    ****

    Yet, no one on Fox is mentioning he is stinking it up

  562. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Pitch Werth Carefully with the lefty Ibanez on deck

  563. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:32 pm
    I agree that they can give you unconditional love, but, I haven’t seen one that could spell or type worth a darned. It’s like they’re all paws or something.
    **********************
    LOL you’re in fine form tonight in making me laugh.

    So if they’re all paws, whats your excuse?

    ————————————————————

    The twins can’t spell any better than the dog. They’re not as smart as they think they are.

  564. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:44 pm

    werth looks like someone in a kid rock video…

  565. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I would Bod and I guess thats because his lack of discipline is driving me crazy.
    *******************
    Have you ever looked at Cano’s stats? Statistically he hits better when he swings early in the count.

  566. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    c’mon cc – keep that pitch count down darn it.

  567. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    I wish CC would tell Girardi to go sit down.
    Don’t mess with CC rhythm.

  568. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 8:45 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:43 pm
    CC Sucks??? Really Philly?? Really?

    I was thinking the same thing….

  569. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    K Jason Werth-less

  570. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    “Hey, did anyone hear from our fellow poster kd on how things went in Philly?”

    It was a small service, close friends and family only. :(

  571. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    The twins can’t spell any better than the dog. They’re not as smart as they think they are.
    *******************************
    Oh that’s nice, LOL. Using the twins as your scapegoat. Wait until they’re old enough to type for themselves. Then you’ll be in real trouble, haha.

  572. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:46 pm

    YankeeRay
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:40 pm
    bodhisattva – Destiny Wears Pinstripes
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:37 pm
    Sorry, YankeeRay.
    No sane person is ever benching Robinson Cano for Jerry Hairston.
    ——
    I would Bod and I guess thats because his lack of discipline is driving me crazy
    ====

    I will take my chances with an undisciplined Cano over an inspired, determined, highly applied Hairston 10 out of 10 times. And I really like Jerry Hairston.

  573. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    CC’s fastball is usually in the 91-93 range in the first inning (at least it was the last two starts) and he cranks it up as the game progresses.

  574. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Too many pitches…Was hoping for a 1,2,3 inning but these are the Phillies i guess

  575. Dr. Cox November 1st, 2009 at 8:47 pm

    Yankee Stadium needs towels or thundersticks or something.

    It really makes it more rowdy.

  576. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    way to bounce back cc

  577. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    lefties have no chance against that curve he throws

  578. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    KK

  579. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    How many pitches did he throw?

  580. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Phew! Ok CC will settle in – we will get a couple this inning.

  581. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Way to get out of it…Utley should never get another pitch to hit from CC the rest of the series…

  582. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Could’ve been worse…Let’s get that run back and then some!

  583. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    CC

    The man all you can say. now hell settle down and mow em down after this.

    Hope Blanton doesnt do the same

  584. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    jeezus – 24 pitch 1st inning… here’s hoping he settles down..

  585. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    23 pitches. He battled.

  586. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    “Yankee Stadium needs towels or thundersticks or something.

    It really makes it more rowdy.”

    No.

  587. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    CC struggled in the first inning in game 1 also. I’m not worried.

  588. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    Yup. Many hits off first pitches. Actually, he’s been laying off the first pitch a lot this postseason.

    CC gives the finger to Philadelphia, figuratively speaking, of course.

  589. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    see

  590. RalphieD (OPPC) November 1st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    hopefully CC will settle down…the only hard hit ball was utley…the bats will compensate

  591. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Okay CC that is the only run you are giving up, Lets go offense!!!

  592. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    i hope the NYY coaches tell CC not to change his approach, despite the warning being issued

    !!

  593. RS November 1st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Sabathia threw a lot of pitches in the first inning of Game 1. The good news is that there’s a strong chance he will settle down, just like he did then, whereas Blanton *should* give up more runs.

  594. bodhisattva - Destiny Wears Pinstripes November 1st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    Ummm…this is Blanton settled down :D

  595. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 8:49 pm

    CC is going to be fine, he has a really good breaking ball and the fastball will get better. He made one bad pitch to Utley, the Victorino hit should have been caught or been nothing more than a single.

  596. americanbear November 1st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Ok let’s go, make fat blanton work

  597. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Time to crush Blanton… Melky is due for a hit…

  598. vinny-b (thankful to have Girardi in charge) November 1st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    “Yankee Stadium needs towels or thundersticks or something.
    It really makes it more rowdy.”

    No
    ————

    lol

  599. Zooboy November 1st, 2009 at 8:50 pm

    Looked like Damon and Leche both broke back on the Vic hit; too bad or no run that inning.

    Luckily Howard limits the damage. Oh, and CC did a nice job, too.

  600. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “I am going to let you in on a secret. The final score of this game is going to be 9-1 Yankees. That one run was part of my plan”

    You need to tell me these things before the game.
    The book won’t take any bets now!

  601. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    “Yankee Stadium needs towels or thundersticks or something.

    It really makes it more rowdy.”
    **************************************************************

    Cant we just beat up opposing fans? that would make it more rowdy too.

  602. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 8:51 pm

    There’s nothing wrong with sabathia. The hit by Victorino was a bloop between Damon and Cabrera that neither could reach. The guy takes a full swing and parachutes bloops one in. Nothing you can do about it. The only solid hit was Utley’s. Guess what? Utley hits pretty much everyone.

  603. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    “Yankee Stadium needs towels or thundersticks or something.
    It really makes it more rowdy.”

    I’m actually proud of the fact that we arent towel waving, thundersticking idiots.

  604. JB November 1st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    So when do the yanks drill someone? When CC is on his way out late in the game? Tomorrow? I think Worth or Utley has a fastball due to the numbers pretty soon

  605. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:51 pm
    “I am going to let you in on a secret. The final score of this game is going to be 9-1 Yankees. That one run was part of my plan”

    You need to tell me these things before the game.
    The book won’t take any bets now!

    *****

    Sorry DT, but you weren’t around today. And it’s a secret!

  606. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    agree with greenberet7

  607. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    CC doesn’t get that call?

  608. RS November 1st, 2009 at 8:52 pm

    Am I watching a Yankees game or a Giants game? Stop talking about the Eagles!

  609. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    The ump was not giving cc that pitch.

  610. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Now officially I wish next season a healthy Mets team can beat shxt out of Phillies.

  611. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Sabathia stops

    A Hurricane named Howard

    Ibanez in his tracks

  612. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    take some FKIN pitches what is this nonsense

  613. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Can Buck give the rest of the NFL scoreboard now?

  614. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    way to take a pitch sour melk

  615. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    Two different strike zones again. That was called a ball for CC. I’m sorry but this is horrendous.

  616. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    CC trying hard on that one.

  617. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    CC is gonna jack one out.

  618. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    C.C. hitting a HR would be better than retaliation.

  619. Xernst November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Why does blanton get the low strike and cc doesn’t

  620. Mac Daddy November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    whose bat is cc using?

  621. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    “# Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 8:53 pm

    The ump was not giving cc that pitch.

    Totally agree.
    Another concern is, if CC hits anyone, will he be kicked out?

  622. Dr. Cox November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    ““Yankee Stadium needs towels or thundersticks or something.
    It really makes it more rowdy.”

    No”

    Yea, because the guys in suits and women in pearls are doing a great job, The stadium hasnt been rowdy this series and everyone can tell.

  623. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:46 pm
    The twins can’t spell any better than the dog. They’re not as smart as they think they are.
    *******************************
    Oh that’s nice, LOL. Using the twins as your scapegoat. Wait until they’re old enough to type for themselves. Then you’ll be in real trouble, haha.

    ————————————————————

    Hey!! Until those two are bigger than me, I ain’t gonna worry about them. After that, I’m running away from home.

  624. nature boy November 1st, 2009 at 8:54 pm

    sabathia and a cano at bat

  625. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    A slugger’s swagger

    Carsten Charles Sabathia

    His other job? Ace!

  626. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    They hardly made Blanton work that inning…

  627. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    At least now Jeter leads off.

  628. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    NO FRICKIN WAY THAT WAS A STRIKE ON CC. THAT BALL WENT OVER THE LINE IN THE BATTERS BOX.

  629. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Is there something more stupid that chanting ‘yankees su.ck’ rather than chanting ‘let’s go phillies’

  630. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    “Yea, because the guys in suits and women in pearls are doing a great job, The stadium hasnt been rowdy this series and everyone can tell.”

    You will see Curt Schilling and Theo Epstein throw out the first pitch at Yankee Stadium before you see the Yankees resort to cheap gimmicks to get fans involved.

  631. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    The umps plan on giving this game to the media darling Phillies. It’ll be that much sweeter when the Yankees beat these punks up.

  632. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm

    Don’t like that strike zone. Cmon CC lets have a quick inning also and get the top of the order back at it.

  633. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    This strike zone is insane

  634. PL November 1st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    not a good inning at all…

    1. Didnt take enough pitches
    2. Literally gave CC no break (he had an AB)
    3. You let these scummy Philly fans wave their towels

  635. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    Blanton made some good pitches that inning. Come on CC have a quick inning and get the offense back out there!

  636. jason November 1st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    has anyone or does anyone want to help me start a petition to get tweedle dee and tweedle dumb off the air?

  637. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    “CC doesn’t get that call?”

    Something tells me CC is gonna hit atleast a double tonight. CC taking that pitch was a bit smart, he just saw a strike he can steal from the other side.

  638. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    Blackaccord
    November 1st, 2009 at 8:55 pm
    Is there something more stupid that chanting ‘yankees su.ck’ rather than chanting ‘let’s go phillies’

    ******

    Very good point

  639. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    I hope blanton hits arod again bc he will get kicked out. Now he has to pitch to alex and when he does i hope the freggin bases are loaded.

  640. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    This Direct TV commercial stopped being funny during Game 3. And I LOVED Waynes World 2

  641. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 8:57 pm

    BTW if they hit Al one more time thenext HBP should go behind the pitcher’s a..

  642. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    didn’t hurt that melky swung on the first pitch he saw… nice at-bat grinding there.

  643. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    “The only solid hit was Utley’s. Guess what? Utley hits pretty much everyone.”

    That’s not true. He has 3 hits in the World Series, all of them against Sabathia. So, he hits Sabathia, but hasn’t hit anybody else. ;)

    Other than that, I agree with everything you said. :)

  644. GreenBeret7 November 1st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Not bad. It took a full inning for the whining to start. This is a new record.

  645. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Thats not a strike???

  646. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 8:58 pm

    Hey Bod, at least with Hairston tomorrow against Lee you get a professional grind it out at bat and maybe he works a walk, moves a runner over with a bunt or ground ball to the right side. You won’t get a HR but with Cano right now it’s all or nothing and it’s been nothing.
    Maybe if he looks for a pitch out over the plate when he is ahead in the count he would at least hit a hard line drive.

  647. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Where was that pitch?!! Can the strike zone please be the same for both teams…

  648. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Should have been:

    *****

    Sabathia stops

    A Hurricane named Howard

    Ibanez in kind

  649. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    jason November 1st, 2009 at 8:56 pm

    has anyone or does anyone want to help me start a petition to get tweedle dee and tweedle dumb off the air?
    __________________________________________________________

    Which ones?

    McCarver and Buck? Sterling and Waldman? Miller and Morgan?

    So many Tweedle Dees and Tweedle Dums to choose from… I say we get all of them off the air..

  650. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 8:59 pm

    Hey, where is commenter Patrick???

    :)

  651. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Funny how CC who is a pitcher and is not used to standing behind the plate even knew that last pitch to him wasn’t a strike. Just like yesterday Hamels got everything called a strike and Andy’s zone was much smaller. Unreal…

  652. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    I hope CC has figured out where the home plate ump’s strike zone is – I haven’t yet.

  653. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    unbelievable strike zone

  654. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Two different zones. Blanton is getting the low strike. CC isn’t.

  655. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    This ump is a joke!

  656. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    This Ump SUCKS!!!

  657. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    CC falling behind almost every righty… :(

  658. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    why cant the yanks pitch to ruiz…

  659. the Truth Squad November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    Blanton is throwing 1st pitch meat balls up there, you want them swinging at pitches they can put in play.

  660. CB November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm

    In the first inning CC threw 4 pitches to his lower arm side portion of the plate that were in the strike zone yet called balls.

    4 pitches out of the 23 he threw. That’s 17% of all the pitches he threw.

    2 of those 4 were change ups. One was a slider. One a two seam fastball.

    If CC is going to get squeezed like that it’s going to be a challenge for him tonight.

    Essentially the ridiculous home plate ump would be taking the lower outside corner away from CC. That might significantly take away one of his best weapons – the change up to righty batters that fades away and down from them.

    It would also take away his two seam fastball that runs back in on the hands of lefties.

    That is a lot of weapons for the home plate ump to take away.

  661. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    This ump must have been born in Philly.

  662. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    He doesn’t seem to be getting the corners.

  663. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    inconsistent strike zone! what the heck…blanton gets a huge strike zone and cc gets pinched. bs just bs.

  664. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    when i missed a ball as a catcher in high school my coach would ask “What position you play” hey Jorge what position you play…Then catch the ball

  665. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    I love how this moron starts walking to first base

  666. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    finally got a call

    finally a grounder

  667. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    CC is not getting the pitches outside and inside off the corners, Blanton better not get them too

  668. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    CC doesn’t look comfortable out there on the mound. He is taking much more time between pitches. I hope he feels ok something is different about him tonight.

  669. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    He looks comfy to me. :?

  670. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    Did Babe Ruth hit any HRs when he pitched for the Red Sox in the WS?

  671. vin November 1st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    CC is getting squeezed tonight. No wonder he’s not comfortable.

  672. Boston Dave - 3 wins til 27 November 1st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    “Don’t like that CC’s fastball is 91.”

    ———–

    CC throws a sinker that is a few mph slower.

    his 4-seamer is at 94 tonight.

  673. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:02 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:00 pm
    I hope CC has figured out where the home plate ump’s strike zone is – I haven’t yet.
    *************************************
    Its almost easier to figure out what he’s not getting.

  674. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    KKK

  675. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    100 pitches of fun… November 1st, 2009 at 9:01 pm

    CC doesn’t look comfortable out there on the mound. He is taking much more time between pitches. I hope he feels ok something is different about him tonight
    __________________________________________________________

    Hello, Tim McCarver.

  676. RalphieD (OPPC) November 1st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    well…that was easy..

  677. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Lets go offense!!

  678. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    35 pitches. Much better….

  679. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 9:03 pm

    Anyone else notice CC has barely used his changeup against the Phillies?
    It’s mostly breaking balls.

  680. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    Erica why would your bring up the KKK crap?

  681. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    jeezus – these umps need to get a clue… cc gettin’ squeeeeeeezed.

  682. jason November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    mccarver and buck. i find the others a lot more tolerable. Miller and Morgan arent as blatant on their prejudices as these two numbskulls. you and i can do play by play scared of the wall, i bet we can do a much better job

  683. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    “Did Babe Ruth hit any HRs when he pitched for the Red Sox in the WS?”

    Nope. I put up the list the other night.
    I think I read that Ruth hit a triple as a WS pitcher.

  684. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I think CC will be fine. Game 1 and today, the only hitter who has given him trouble has been Utley. As long as he keeps pitching Rollins, Howard, Ibanez, and Werth the way he is now, he’ll turn in another quality start.

  685. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I don’t feel good about AJ and Andy on short rest.
    Andy’s ERA on short rest should be scary. When was last time he pitched on short?

  686. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    amosmoses-

    CC has 3 strikeouts. That’s KKK. Its a strikeout count

  687. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    CB,

    True.. If CC doesnt get the call on the changeup down and away, it takes his main weapon against the righties.. I think he’s trying to mix up his heavy sinkers..

  688. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Hello, Tim McCarver.
    ————-

    I typed that before he said it..So try again…

  689. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    “Don’t like that CC’s fastball is 91″

    Dude he hit 94 and 95 mphs a bunch of times, it’s still early, he’s locating pitching to contact so he can go long. Only time he’s been touched has been vs Utley, which IDK what that is about.

  690. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Let’s score some runs and give CC some breathing room.

  691. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 9:05 pm

    Full disclosure: I just had 2 cups of coffee ( I was passing out on the couch, I had no choice). Expect a lot of !!!!! from me soon.

  692. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    sorry

  693. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    lets go yanks offense…need more runs..

  694. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    11 pitch inning for CC now at 35 pitches.

    Too bad if next inning he gets the 1st two out and can’t leave a welt on Utley’s back or leg.

  695. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    andy pitched on short rest four years ago…aj has an era under 3 with a couple of short rest starts..

  696. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    jason November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    mccarver and buck. i find the others a lot more tolerable. Miller and Morgan arent as blatant on their prejudices as these two numbskulls. you and i can do play by play scared of the wall, i bet we can do a much better job

    ___________________________________________________________

    There’s no doubt about it… McCarver is practically senile so we would get the advantage by default :)

  697. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    dont wanna just let blanton settle in

  698. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    so blanton gets the low strike???

  699. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    NYY626
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    Full disclosure: I just had 2 cups of coffee ( I was passing out on the couch, I had no choice). Expect a lot of !!!!! from me soon.

    ******

    Awesome! What kind of coffee?

  700. Dr. Cox November 1st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Babe Ruth and Dave McNally

  701. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    Johnny, I love you. Now be awesome!!!!

  702. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:07 pm

    and make blanton work like they r makin cc work..every single batter

  703. CB November 1st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    “Anyone else notice CC has barely used his changeup against the Phillies?”

    CC mainly uses his change up against righty hitters. It’s a devastating pitch because throws the pitch with great arm speed and it has so much fading action to the low outside portion of the plate to righty hitters.

    But unfortunately that’s exactly the area in the strike zone he’s not getting. That’s why he’s going to be cautious throwing that pitch.

    CC’s pace is very slow out there and he looks uncomfortable because he’s trying to reformulate a game plan on the fly because of the awful umpiring.

  704. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    weak at bats

  705. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Tex, you gonna f??king do something.

  706. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Not really helping on the pitch count front here, are they

  707. The Radar Gun Mafia November 1st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Relax it’s not a racial thing it’s K THING!!

    Erica isn’t like that…

    Have some respect DI K

  708. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:08 pm

    Yanks have to be more patient. They are making it easy for Blanton. No chance Damon can hit that pitch.

  709. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    so can we stop making this loser Blanton look amazing

  710. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    joe buck listens to pearl jam??? funniest thing i ever heard

  711. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    The Radar Gun Mafia

    She explained, I said sorry. Its over.

  712. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Mark, where do you want it??

  713. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    Wow. At the shins anyone?

  714. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    They’re letting Blanton off easy now. He’s not working very hard. 32 pitches.

  715. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    FU, Tex, useless tool!

  716. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    That was NOT a strike.

    UGH!!!

  717. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    This ump is killing me with this strike zone

  718. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    WOW WHAT A HORRIBLE STRIKE ZONE CONSISTANCY

  719. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm

    I can’t say this enough – THIS UMP SUCKS SO MUCH ASS!!!!!

  720. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    HP Ump…seems to be in over his head….

  721. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I never thought I would say it but we need electronic balls and strikes

  722. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    stop complaing about umpires…no excuse..that pitch is too close to take with 2 strikes

  723. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    the pitch before was a strike, but that one was not, that was a ball, and what’s more, cc isn’t getting that call.

  724. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Tex, maybe you need to borrow Mickey Rivers’ bat…

  725. Bryan November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    this ump is TERRIBLE

    Howard struck out three times before he whiffed on the last pitch

  726. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    I’m going to be diplomatic and say that this umpire’s strike zone is inconsistent.

  727. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    This ump is too inconsistent. It’s going to drive batters and pitchers crazy.

  728. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Tex looked like he was begging for walk. Swing your way on!!

  729. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    so exactly the same as pitch 2 which was called a ball…how does that make sense

  730. The Ghost November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    They show the tracker on the 3rd ball but don’t show the tracker on the strike three. They should just call it the Phillies Sports Network

  731. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Cy Blanton

  732. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    This strike zone is beyond absurd. This umpire had better be investigated for taking money, the disparity is far too much.

  733. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Tex let 2 fastballs go without swinging…

  734. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Erica – always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:06 pm

    NYY626
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:05 pm
    Full disclosure: I just had 2 cups of coffee ( I was passing out on the couch, I had no choice). Expect a lot of !!!!! from me soon.

    ******

    Awesome! What kind of coffee?
    ______________________________________________________________
    Whatever kind was in my cabinet :) I didnt want to make a dunkin donuts run and miss any of the game lol ( although I was tempted, I could go for a latte right now).

    I will now not be able to fall asleep until 3am but such is life….

  735. Dr. Cox November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    THIS IS EMBARRASING!

    THESE UMPS ARE AWFUL! CC THREW THE SAME PITCHES ALL GAME!

  736. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    2-0 fastball down the middle and Tex takes it.

  737. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    The 2-2 was a strike. Blanton does not have to throw a strike the rest of the game to a lefty just throw that darting pitch down in the zone. Unbelievable.

  738. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    Need to replace with these idiots with electronics. So many blown calls this postseason already.

  739. Jeremy C November 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    this umpire is ALL OVER THE PLACE. how about some consistency???

  740. rconn23 November 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    They can’t be patient. The strike zone is wildly inconsistent.

    The Yankees have no shot to win if C.C. can’t get the same calls.

    Disgraceful job by the umpire.

  741. BBFan November 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    I rerely complain against umpires. But his guy really su.cks.
    The two calls against Tex and Nick were terrible – low balls. He is not giving the same to CC. Unbeleivable.

  742. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    What’s up with the strike zone? Total embarrassment to baseball, yet again.

    CC wasn’t getting the exact same location. If you suck, at least be consistent.

  743. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    “so can we stop making this loser Blanton look amazing”

    2 ER after 3 IP isn’t amazing, but the strike zone expanding is. This ump has been horrible, CC’s thrown it there and never got a strike call.

  744. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:11 pm

    The HP ump must have money riding on the Phillies.

  745. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    wow Buck and Mc Carver really are intolerable. I muted them all last night and listened to Sterling and Wayldman, tonight I gave them a chance again and ended up muting them two batters into the game… they are the worst

  746. Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Maybe they’ll figure out by the third time through that the bottom of the knee is a strike tonight. (In addition to an inh or so off the plate both side).

  747. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    yanks pitchers cant get any low strikes and phillies and very low strikes…such bull..hold them down cc

  748. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Its getting to a point where I think the Yankees should play the game under protest. I can take poor strike zones, but not when it keeps changing and favoring the opposition.

  749. mike hunt November 1st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Unbelievable at the lack of clutch hits. Robinson cano sucks in the clutch.

  750. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:12 pm

    Love how they don’t show Fox Trax for Blanton’s BS low strikes..

  751. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Late in the game, bring in an expendable pitcher to plunk Utley HARD.

  752. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Come on CC!!

  753. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I can’t believe no one on the field is telling the homeplate ump that is zone is F’in pathetic.

  754. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    too high jimmy, too high

  755. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    do they get paid extra if the series goes to 7 games?

  756. jason November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    As much as these umps have sucked in this series, they cant be taking close pitches they should know that by now. On another note if you want to see something funny just go to the gamecast on the mlb website and look at howards first ab.

  757. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Btw, who would have guessed that Sabathia and Pettitte would constantly fall behind in the count 1-0 and Burnett would be the one pitcher in this series who always threw strike 1?

  758. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    I don’t think CC Should pitch to Utley anymore

  759. Franmerrf November 1st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    We need Mark to be the Mark we were used to all season…

  760. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    “I can’t believe no one on the field is telling the homeplate ump that is zone is F’in pathetic.”

    Teixeira gave the ump an earful after he struck out last inning.

  761. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    All anyone can ask for…is for the HP Ump to be consistent, so far this guy is only being consistent in how inconsistent he is…

  762. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    NYY626
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:10 pm

    Whatever kind was in my cabinet I didnt want to make a dunkin donuts run and miss any of the game lol ( although I was tempted, I could go for a latte right now).

    I will now not be able to fall asleep until 3am but such is life….
    ******

    I have one of those individual K coffee cup machines. Its pretty awesome. I just got a box of cafe mocha cups from Bed Bath & Beyond. Its coffee love

  763. Marco November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    CC’s definitely not sharp tonight. Let’s see if he can get through the Phillie’s heart of the order unscathed.

  764. RiveraBlues November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    These umpires are a joke! They are trying to get this series to 7 games.

  765. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    haha liberal up and down.

    To who?

  766. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    At least McCarver realizes the strike zone has been “liberal”

  767. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    guess the umps have to give them some calls because they know we have the advantage

  768. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Rishi
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    do they get paid extra if the series goes to 7 games?

    *****

    yes, I believe they are paid per game

  769. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Throw strikes CC…

  770. JMK aka The Overshare November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Ump is awful

  771. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm

    Mike Everitt is the homeplate ump. Any relation to that NBA ref found to be guilty of fixing scoring. Fox doesn’t want the Yankees to sweep in Philly and win in 5!

    Geez will this get me in trouble??? LOL!!!

  772. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Here comes Babe Ruth

  773. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Tex’s glove comes through again.

  774. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    giambi doesnt make that play at first :D

  775. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    What’s his name Teix. :)

    Oh god CC’s daddy.

  776. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Tex = Hoover

  777. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    Now please pitch Utley on the corner like you should..

  778. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    I’m blown away today by a few things…one of those being the complete lack of intelligent conversation that’s going on my facebook(where, I won’t lie, I end up in multiple conversations on game day lately)…

    Phillies fans conversation tonight: How fat CC’s neck is.

    And here’s Utley. Really wish we could drill him…(jk, sort of)

  779. cc November 1st, 2009 at 9:16 pm

    It looks like CC may struggle w/ his control all night but battle it out.

    The O needs to pick him up.

  780. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:04 pm

    I don’t feel good about AJ and Andy on short rest.
    Andy’s ERA on short rest should be scary. When was last time he pitched on short?
    ————

    This is easy to research. Go to Baseball-Reference.com and look at the pitcher’s pitching splits. I looked at it yesterday.

    CC and AJ both have lower career ERA’s on short rest than they do on 4 days, normal rest. Their BAA and OBPA is lower as well. Andy Pettitte has a higher ERA on short rest than on regulary rest, but it isn’t that high: 4.15 compared to 3.90. His BAA against is basically the same: .267 vs. .266. OBPA against I think was lower on short than regular, if I remember correctly.

    I’m going off memory on the numbers here. Some of them may not be exact. But, in short, all three have been pretty good on short rest in their careers.

  781. Ecology [Going Further] November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    you people need to calm down about every called ball.
    its just a game.
    game 4.

  782. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I love how he says the strike zone has been liberal and then they show the pitch and it was in the zone

  783. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    CC can’t get the outside strike.

  784. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    how is that not a strike!

  785. Frank the knife November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Joe Blanton is cheating he has pinetar on the bill of his cap, and is touching it before every pitch am I the only one that saw that?

  786. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    WOW……

  787. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    “Teixiera is a vacuum cleaner at first base” LOL

    Where do they get this stuff from?

  788. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    That was a strike. Ump must love the Utley and CC matchup.

  789. Marco November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    I’m wondering if the warning in the first inning is playing on CC’s mind. He’s not going inside at all and missing both outside and low. C’mon CC!!!

  790. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Ecology,

    Feel free to leave

  791. The Radar Gun Mafia November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    #

    # Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm

    Late in the game, bring in an expendable pitcher to plunk Utley HARD.”

    LOL

    Mark Melancon?

    Anyone?

    …Too bad he’s probably watching this game at a Hooters in Phoenix and not on the roster.

    :-(

  792. franmerrf November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Nice play Mark. Defense is still dazzling!

  793. BBFan November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    It will be interesting when A-Rod leads off next inning. They can not pitch him too inside because of the warning. It would be an advantage to A-Rod. Let us see what he does with it.

  794. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Finally!

  795. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    CC gets his daddy out. Time to cut up Blanton.

  796. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    he jammed him?

    HALLELUJAH!

  797. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Great job by CC getting the 1-2-3 inning. We need to cushion the lead…

  798. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Nice job CC… hope Alex crushes one…

  799. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    The ump is soo one sided it’s not even funny…

  800. DD November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Mike G. Everitt (born August 22, 1964 in Gallup, New Mexico[1]) is a Major League Baseball umpire who has worked in the American League from 1996 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000.

    Over his major league career, Everitt has worked the Division Series six times (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007 and 2009), the League Championship Series twice (2002 and 2003), and the 2006 All-Star Game.[1] Everitt has also umpired the World Series twice(2007 [2] and 2009. [3])

  801. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    I’m glad Sabathia stayed with the plan to pitch Utley in.

  802. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    blanton has something on his hat, i don’t know if it’s pine tar or what it is

  803. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Pitch count is a reasonable 46.

  804. Ecology [Going Further] November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    triple, grow up my friend, grow up.

  805. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Is anyone else having issues posting?

    Sometimes when I hit “Submit comment” I wind up on some random LoHud classified page.. weird

  806. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm

    Yes, retired that PITA. Finally.

  807. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Get ready for a long night with this ump, he is blind.

  808. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:15 pm
    Rishi
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:13 pm
    do they get paid extra if the series goes to 7 games?

    *****

    yes, I believe they are paid per game

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

    Well that explains something…

  809. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    big inning here!!!

  810. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Now you try and throw inside on A-Rod now.

  811. dave November 1st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    Joe Blanton has retired 8 straight batters !

  812. NYY626 November 1st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    I have one of those individual K coffee cup machines. Its pretty awesome. I just got a box of cafe mocha cups from Bed Bath & Beyond. Its coffee love
    ________________________________________________________________
    That sounds amazing.

    And woooo CC finally got Greasy bear out!

  813. Joe from Long Island November 1st, 2009 at 9:19 pm

    This is just my impression, but it looks like CC’s problem in the first inning was figuring out what this guy would call as a strike. Now, it looks like he and Jorge have made whatever adjustment and he’s working a bit more smoothly.

  814. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    “It will be interesting when A-Rod leads off next inning. They can not pitch him too inside because of the warning. It would be an advantage to A-Rod. Let us see what he does with it.”

    I was thinking the same, but I’m betting Blanton goes in on the first pitch.

  815. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Keurig rocks!

    That is all. :)

    Well, it made me take the focus off the horrible strike zone. Which is a bonus.

  816. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    Waldman on the radio says home plate ump is inconsistent so far as well. She says the same high pitch has been a ball and a strike tonight.

    John had no comment except – he was safe, and you can be safe as well with yada yada yada insurance.

  817. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:20 pm

    CC looks like he’s getting stronger as the game goes on..good news

  818. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Frank the knife November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Joe Blanton is cheating he has pinetar on the bill of his cap, and is touching it before every pitch am I the only one that saw that?
    ———-

    Yes, I noticed that before he threw a pitch. I don’t know what it is, but there is certainly a discoloration there. How does nobody question that? Girardi needs to say something to the umpire.

  819. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Haha I like that Gillette Fusion commercial… clever…

  820. TNeloms November 1st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    I actually don’t mind that Blanton’s pitch count is staying low. If you’re facing a good pitcher, you’re happy if the pitch count is high so you can get to the weaker bullpen and do some damage. I don’t think I’d rather see the Phillies’ bullpen in the 7th than still have Blanton. I’m okay with the aggressive approach.

  821. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    See, he obvs did it on purpose b/c he had no issue throwing insde here.

  822. Frank the knife November 1st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Watch him on every pitch he goes to his cap.

  823. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Blanton’s strike zone is so wide he could throw it into Lincoln Financial Center and it would be called a strike.

  824. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Erica – always OPPC
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:18 pm
    Is anyone else having issues posting?

    Sometimes when I hit “Submit comment” I wind up on some random LoHud classified page.. weird
    ==============

    Been happening to me too.

    Some of these strike calls are confusing me…

  825. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    How is that a strike?! Unreal..Then takes a pitch right down the middle. What are they looking for?!!

  826. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    not even close

  827. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Ecology,

    This is a Yankee blog so feel free to leave troll

  828. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    Waldman on the radio says home plate ump is inconsistent so far as well. She says the same high pitch has been a ball and a strike tonight.

    John had no comment except – he was safe, and you can be safe as well with yada yada yada insurance.

    ******

    Did he say “you can’t predict baseball”

  829. dave November 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Joe “First Pitch Strike” Blanton has retired 9 straight batters !

  830. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Yankees are being forced to swing at the low strikes. This is a major disadvantage.

  831. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Bad at bat. How do you take that fastball right down the middle???

  832. Mac Daddy November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    mccarver, SHUTUP!!!!

  833. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Uh, I think the reason the Phillies pitchers are intentionally hitting Alex is to keep him to one base rather than killing them with hits.

  834. Ecology [Going Further] November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    triple, how old are you?

    time to report you.
    show some respect.

  835. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Yo McCarver is getting on my nerves, he obvs. did it on purpose. HE HAD NONE, NO TROUBLE THROWING IN LIKE THAT LAST AB…SHUT UP :x

  836. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:20 pm
    Keurig rocks!

    That is all.

    Well, it made me take the focus off the horrible strike zone. Which is a bonus.

    ******

    I highly recommend the cafe mocha. I also bought a box of dark hot chocolate, but I have not tried it yet.

  837. Frank the knife November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Blanton the cheater!!

  838. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    They are letting Blanton get away with batting practice fastballs right down the middle.

  839. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    That same pitch was being called a ball for CC.

  840. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    cc hasnt got that strike yet

  841. RalphieD (OPPC) November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    this ump is just out of his mind…

  842. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    Sabathia has thrown that pitch about 5 times and each time it’s been called a ball.

  843. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    the umpire is giving blanton the livan hernandez in the 97 world series strikezone tonight, this is ridiculus

  844. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    This guy is getting every single strike call. And of course this idiot guy doesn’t say that pitch was outside. Such bias its laughable

  845. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    a lot of Blanton’s strike have been all over planet earth. good grief

  846. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Of course Blanton settled into a nice groove, balls are being called strikes. Most pitchers can look good that way.

  847. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    it’s opposite day for the Ump. Whats out is IN, Whats Up is down.

  848. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Might as well have robots behind the plate.

  849. Ecology [Going Further] November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Done.
    Now back to the game with the non crybabies.

  850. dave November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Joe “First Pitch Strike” Blanton has retired 10 straight batters !

  851. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    This strike zone is brutal.

  852. Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Wow this ump is bad. And McCarver counting off the Yankees that have complained without pointing out that its because they are getting rung up on BS.

  853. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Posada to ump: you calling that for both teams?

  854. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Every top of an inning the plate extends 3-5 inches

  855. YankeeKid November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Cano Prediction: OUT

  856. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    EFF YOU UMP!!!!

    DIE PHILADELPHIA!!!!!

  857. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Yankees,

    Instead of complaining like babies can you just move closer to the plate and/or make adjustments,
    Thanks PL

  858. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Girardi needs to go out there between innings. Stand up for your players. If Girardi lets this go he is a wuss.

  859. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Once again, the umpires are doing their best to make themselves the talk of the postseason.

  860. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I see Cano getting jammed again. Anyone want to bet?

  861. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Ump making Blanton look like Cy Young.

  862. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Odd to see a troll here when the Yanks are still ahead

  863. Tom in N.J. November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    I thought Eric Gregg was dead?

  864. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    “Did he say “you can’t predict baseball””

    he’s saving that for when Cano gets a hit…

  865. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    joe blanton is extremely hittable. not sure why the yankees are having trouble.

  866. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    this is gettin really annoyin…

  867. Yankee44 November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Wildly inconsistent strike zone tonight

  868. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    Cano has officially gone back to 08.

  869. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    ave
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:24 pm
    Joe “First Pitch Strike” Blanton has retired 10 straight batters !
    ************************************
    With substantial aid from the umpire.

    Your point is?

  870. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm

    with a little help from the ump, blanton is throwing a good game.

  871. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Cano is pretty lost out there… he’s just swinging at anything.

  872. Wang IS Taiwan November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    I hate Joe Buck, but “flailing” is exactly what Cano looked like on that first pitch.

  873. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    and now cano is swinging at everything b/c there is no way to know the what is a strike and what is a ball

  874. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    can the phillies fans seriously please stop waving towels? its incredibly annoying

  875. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Erica…when a fielder, typically a 1st baseman, gets to everything in his area, they are known as a vacuum cleaner…aka a Hoover.

  876. Mac Daddy November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    cano is soriano 7/8 years later

  877. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    The weakest and softest .300 hitter I’ve ever seen. He always looks unfocused and disinterested.

  878. dave November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Joe “First Pitch Strike” Blanton has retired 11 straight batters !

  879. cc November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Cano looks so bad….why can’t Hairston play tomorrow?

    If we see 4 of these ABs tonight give him a break.

    He is awful!

  880. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Cano is looking like Howard. Clueless.

  881. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    f??k Cano

  882. Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    40 pitches through 4 innings by Blanton. Of course, I’d hack too rather than get called out anyway.

  883. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    DT – OPPC member
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:25 pm
    “Did he say “you can’t predict baseball””

    he’s saving that for when Cano gets a hit…

    ******

    :-(

  884. YankeeKid November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Joe Blanton, new Yankee Killer…Cano is pathetic

  885. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Cano looking like complete garbage, come offense!!

  886. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Man, I really wish Cano would go back to his aggressive self. It works for him.

  887. Wang IS Taiwan November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Don’t get mad Yanks, beat their silly arses!!

  888. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Blanton + Phillies HP Ump = Cy Young

  889. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Another bad AB by Cano…

    C’mon CC, let’s have another 1-2-3 inning…

  890. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    cc gotta hold them down…becuz umpire must love phillie or something

  891. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    PLEASE!!!!!!! THIS UMPIRE IS SCREWING US!!! LEFT AND RIGHT AND UP AND DOWN!!!

    AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH I cant take it anymore.

  892. It ain't over 'til it's over November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    can they sit cano and let hairston play 2b?

  893. jeterhughesjoba November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    how do these 2 numnut announcers have jobs? They should be literally thrown out of the booth !

  894. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Cano is terrible.

  895. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Good point:

    mlbpulse RT @grazdanny The command Joe Blanton has shown since he did it makes it even clearer that he nailed A-Rod on purpose. #phillies #yankees
    half a minute ago from web

  896. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Yanks need to wake up. The ump is terrible. But they are taking too many fastballs right down the middle. Arod and Posada take 2 very hittable pitches and Cano continues to be his lost self.

  897. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Vader
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    Erica…when a fielder, typically a 1st baseman, gets to everything in his area, they are known as a vacuum cleaner…aka a Hoover.

    *****

    It just sounded really funny coming from Buck. Maybe cause it was complimentary towards a Yankee

  898. troggers November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Rick Sutcliffe is going on and on and on about Posada framing the pitches badly. Didn’t realise that the umpires relied on the catcher to let him know if its a strike or ball.

  899. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    All of you blaming Yankees hitters…. it’s kind of hard to put together good at bats when the umpire is calling almost every pitch out of the zone a strike.

  900. KO November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Cano needs a day off desperately. Sit him against Cliff Lee, he’s a lefty so give Hairston another start. Jerry is pretty decent against lefties. Robinson needs a day to clear his head. He’s worthless right now at the plate.

  901. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 9:27 pm

    Cano is up there flailing according to Joe Buck because Cy Blanton is getting any call within 10 yards of the strike zone. We are forced to swing at garbage.

  902. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Bottom of Inning = Strike Zone – 5 inches on all sides

  903. Mehdi also in SF November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Cano looks absolutely lost at the plate.

  904. willis November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    rank the knife November 1st, 2009 at 9:17 pm

    Joe Blanton is cheating he has pinetar on the bill of his cap, and is touching it before every pitch am I the only one that saw that?
    ———-

    Yes, I noticed that before he threw a pitch. I don’t know what it is, but there is certainly a discoloration there. How does nobody question that? Girardi needs to say something to the umpire

    Looks like pine tar

  905. Todd November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Next time,Cano should go up to the plate with a blindfold on…………

  906. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    how do these 2 numnut announcers have jobs? They should be literally thrown out of the booth !

    ____________________________________________

    i muted them yesterday and did it again today.. i can’t stand them

  907. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Yankees having trouble against former AL pitchers, making Cliff Lee look like Cy Young, and Pedro and Blanton setting them down not pitching more than 88 mph.

  908. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Hate this ump… what a jackass

  909. PittsburghYankeeFan November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Here we go again. Looking at Blanton’s prior starts, he should implode potentially in the 6th.

    Yankees aren’t doing too much to help him, though.

    Again, what is wrong with these guys? Do they ever change their approach to a pitcher?

  910. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    It’s hard to have good abs when the Umpire is so obviously blind

  911. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    the umpire should have threw blanton out of the game

  912. derek November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Pine tar on blanton’s hat ????

  913. Orlando Chris November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    Cano at the bat = time to refill my drink. LOL Even McCarver recognizes that. He’s looked absolutely clueless in the postseason… Even more than Chamberlain looks as a starter. (That’s right, I said it.)

  914. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I guess the fix is in. The umps are on the take from MLB/Philly. I have so much anger in me.

    And, what exactly is K Long doing? He needs to light a fire under Cano’s rump. What the hell, I have never seen anyone outside of the DMV go about their job with the body language and disinterest that Robbie is exhibiting.

  915. amosmoses November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    I hate this Levis commercial. It retarded.

  916. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:28 pm

    “joe blanton is extremely hittable. not sure why the yankees are having trouble.”

    Not sure why? DO YOU NOT SEE THE FREAKING DIFFERENCE IN STRIZE ZONES! He’s getting pitches nearly a foot. off the plate low and away, high and away, even shoe top strike calls.

  917. It ain't over 'til it's over November 1st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    fox needs this series to go long. the umps are just helping them get what they want.

  918. Gary November 1st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    Game is too close again.

  919. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I can’t blame the hitters. They have no idea what is a strike and what is a ball

  920. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    I’m so glad I don’t have to listen to Rick Sutcliffe. He is a tool.

  921. KF November 1st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    It’s to bad we can’t sit Cano tomorrow and have him work on his plate discipline.

  922. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    If i ever see Joe Buck again in real life……………………

    I cant stand that guy!!!!!!!! I truly despise him.

  923. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:29 pm

    CC is going to have to be on his game tonight. Yanks are lost and letting the terrible ump get in their heads. Taking too many hittable pitches and then getting behind 0-2 because the ump calls anything a strike for Philly pitchers.

  924. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    “Get ready for a long night with this ump, he is blind.”

    no, i don’t think so.

    if he was blind, just by random chance, every now and then ,he’d get it right.

  925. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Joe Girardi has a very constipated look on his face

  926. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    Cano isn’t hitting – but he needs to keep up the good work with the glove. Same as Tex.

  927. Gary November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    I think most of the pitches on the Track are strikes. Just doesn’t look to me like the calls are wrong.

  928. Rishi November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    that last pitch would have been a strike for Blanton

  929. It ain't over 'til it's over November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    (Next time,Cano should go up to the plate with a blindfold on…………)

    isn’t that what he’s doing already?

  930. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 9:30 pm

    While we’re at the plate, these 2 sick murdering perverted losers are talking about Pearl Jam.

    WHile they are the plate, they are focused.

  931. West Coat Fan November 1st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    this is the worst home plate umpiring and the play calling ever….

  932. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    They need the system they have in tennis to call balls and strikes

  933. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    CAN GIRARDI PLEASE GO OUT THERE AND ARGUE SOME CALLS

  934. Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    We’re lucky the Yankees grabbed 2 quick hits before Blanton and Ruiz figured out they could take advantage of a greatly expanded zone. Yet, for some reason, CC can’t get the ball down in the zone.

  935. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    CC should go with Andy’s game plan from yesterday. Pitch the lefties with off speed away. Inside is not working.

  936. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    52 pitches for CC so far.. at least he’s being economical

  937. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    CAN GIRARDI PLEASE GO OUT THERE AND ARGUE SOME CALLS

    Sure…so you want Pena to manage the game then??? If you argue balls and strikes you are tossed

  938. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    apaprently jason werth is the new barry bonds

  939. DYNASTY IS DESTINY! November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Bicker, balls and strikes

    Blanton blanking us of late

    Baseballs’ best battling

  940. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Is the Phillies paying the homeplate umps salary?

  941. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    This is terrible

  942. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    you must be sh&tin me

  943. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    Ryan Howard stole a base??? Wow

  944. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 9:32 pm

    BS

  945. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    That is embarrassing….

  946. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    that’s just ridiculous! how is posada not throwing there?

  947. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    that’s just ridiculous! how is posada not throwing there?

  948. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Posada is disgraceful

  949. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    “Sure…so you want Pena to manage the game then??? If you argue balls and strikes you are tossed”

    SO??? whats your point… so he gets tossed.. WHO CARES

  950. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Dam!!! Come on CC locate your fast ball!!!

  951. cc November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    CC throwing way too many balls … gonna get hurt here soon.

    Posada doing stellar work behind the plate.

  952. Yankee44 November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Nice little bobble by Jorge there :P

  953. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    c’mon posada

  954. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Great job Posada…Wake up…

  955. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    PL,

    That’s a subjective call

  956. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Howard steals a base. OMG!

  957. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    Ameria doesn’t run on Dunkin Donuts.. It runs on Jorge Posada :) j/k

  958. Gary November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Big out right there

  959. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I’ll be honest, no one in the world thought Howard was stealing there.

  960. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Even Sterling and Waldman are difficult to listen to right now.

  961. Paul V November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Horrible officiating, but bad move by hothead Jorge to aliente the idiot ump for the rest of the game.

    That, combined with the bogus warning to the benches at the start of the game, is really shackling CC’s hands.

  962. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    f??k, their 3-4-5 hitters look far more active than ours.

  963. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Even if Posada had the threw the ball no way he throws out Howard that base was stolen on CC

  964. rconn23 November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    This game is just a nightmare of epic proportions.

  965. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    lets hold em here CC

  966. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I turn away from the tv and see Howard running. I don’t know if I or Posada was more shocked.

  967. Arno November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Anyone else think Joe Blanton seems to have a ton of pine tar on his cap?

  968. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    finally

  969. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Finally, CC gets an outside strike.

  970. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    I love how the crowd groans at that pitch. Same pitch Blanton has been getting the whole game

  971. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:33 pm

    “Sure…so you want Pena to manage the game then??? If you argue balls and strikes you are tossed”

    SO??? whats your point… so he gets tossed.. WHO CARES

    My point is he’s managing a World Series Game with his team up 2-1…Id rather have Joe calling the shots since he did get us here is all

  972. michelle b. - Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow! November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm

    Erica,

    the comment about girardi was hysterical…made me laugh out loud.

    Then No Defense posada, made me frown again.

  973. CR9 November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    They dont cheat us all or most of the regular season and now in the postseason, they’ve cheated us.

    THis is a World Series.

    How predictable these losers are. Foxtrax up and ready for that pitch to Ibanez.

  974. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Big out…Get Feliz…

  975. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Where the hell is pitch trax for Blanton’s “pinpoint” pitches on the black?

  976. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    thankfully Howard has struck out 10 times to keep his blazing speed off the bases.

  977. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    Why do they always show the fox trax when the Phillies argue and not the Yankees.

  978. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    why does the offense take so long to make blanton work? What are they waiting for? Keep battling like they did in the first?

  979. Jack November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm

    How about this

    1B- Matsui
    2B- A-Rod
    3B- Tex???

    LOL

  980. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    CC deserves a lot of credit for not imploding in this crazy biased strike zone.

  981. terpbomber (not a bridge jumper) November 1st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Darn. Almost had it.

  982. Yankee44 November 1st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    And Jorge drops the ball!

  983. DW November 1st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    Crap!

  984. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    F!!

  985. Mac Daddy November 1st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    posada SUCKS

  986. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    michelle b. – Doing the Monster Mash Waiting for Arod to Follow!
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:34 pm
    Erica,

    the comment about girardi was hysterical…made me laugh out loud.

    Then No Defense posada, made me frown again.

    *******

    Sorry! But I am glad I made you laugh.

    Btw- did you notice Thriller is the song of the day

  987. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    awful…Damon you throw like a 13 yr old girl

  988. Blackaccord November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    come on damon.. u gotta catch it..

  989. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Posada is the worst defensive catcher ever

  990. Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    He was out if Jorge held that ball. PLus he missed the plate.

  991. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    posada is a joke

  992. Yankee44 November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Wow, he never touched the plate.

  993. SWISHER SALUTE! November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Johnny Damon has to have the weakest arm in baseball

  994. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    He never touched home plate.

  995. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Howard never touched the plate did he?

  996. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    He never touched it…

  997. Rob B (I wish Jeter would get MVP, but he won't) November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    Sabathia is actually throwing a higher percentage of his pitches for strikes. After the Ibanez AB: 34/57 = 60%

    Blanton is at 55% (29/44)

    So why has Sabathia thrown so many more pitches? Phillies are being a lot more patient.

  998. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:37 pm

    stupid F’n hell!

  999. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Another crap call from the HP umpire.

  1000. cc November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Posada does suck as a catcher…no doubt about it.

    Molina would have got the out.

    Let’s hear him complain tomorrow night.

  1001. Scared of the Wall November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    ANOTHER MISSED CALL

  1002. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Well we can’t take Posada out of the lineup because of his offense. sorry I couldn’t say that with a straight face

  1003. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    CC vs. Blanton, 2-2 tie is disgusting to me

  1004. Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Pretty good throw by Johnny and he was out if Jorge can come up with it. But that wasn’t an easy hop.

  1005. OKI/DAVE November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Look what we have to look forward to with Posada behind the plate for 3 more years….ugggggg….

  1006. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Great job after the stolen base. The girl arm in left field hurts again.

  1007. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Howard didn’t even touch home. And nothing is wrong with the throw Posada failed to hold on to it.

  1008. DW November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    Get out of the inning, CC! Then let’s score some runs!

  1009. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    god I hate this f’in ump.

  1010. kimoinsd November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    This f’ing ump is the worst!

  1011. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:38 pm

    yankees are going to lose:( I can’t believe this!

  1012. PL November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    so take the run off if he never touched home plate…these umpires need bifocals

  1013. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Georgy has to catch that. Howard never touched home, but again your not getting that replay in Philly.

  1014. Ken November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Posada looks like sh*t back there.

  1015. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Howard never touched home…Not that it matters, because they never tagged him…

  1016. jeterhughesjoba November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    instant replay !!!

  1017. Abdababdaserser November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Get Blanton to look silly. Bad karma is coming up for the Phillies.

  1018. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Both runs are on Damons defense…

  1019. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    The throw wasn’t the problem. Posada not hanging on and the HP ump being blind is the problem.

  1020. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    CC of 3 days rest version looks not very good.
    AJ and Andy on their 3 days rest might look far worse.

  1021. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    KKKK

  1022. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    jeezus what a sh*tty inning.

  1023. KF November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    That was on Posada, Damon’s throw was in time.

  1024. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    great posada freckin dropped that ball.do ur freckin job…now we will have bottom of our line up next …who cant freckin hit…get off ur butts yanks..

  1025. stacey November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    great posada freckin dropped that ball.do ur freckin job…now we will have bottom of our line up next …who cant freckin hit…get off ur butts yanks..

  1026. DW November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm

    Frustrating inning, glad it’s over.

  1027. Double Ugh November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    These umps! oh and Can Posada block the plate?

  1028. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    posada is responsible for not catching the ball, howard was out otherwise. and don’t give me, he didn’t touch the plate, can you really blame the ump for that?

  1029. Yankee Trader November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Goodby Michael Kay- you didn’t even mention that Howard never touched home plate!! Back to listen to biased Fox!

  1030. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    The umpire can’t call Howard all until they tagged him.
    That’s why he didn’t make a call until CC threw to 2B.

  1031. Vader November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    MLB is a disgrace…it’s biggest showing and there is so much inconsistency it is a joke…get an Instant Replay program in play ASAP…look at Hockey for the way to do it…

  1032. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    This ump better be careful in New York from now on.

  1033. Yanks_Fan November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Wow, Howard never touched home plate!

  1034. Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn't what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I can’t blame the umps at HP, I even thought Howard touched home, no one here saw him not touch it w/o the replay.

  1035. Triple Short Of A Cycle November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    Can anyone name 5 big hits Posada has gotten in the postseason since 96. Ok Pedro in 2003. Next?

  1036. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    100 pitches of fun…
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:39 pm
    Both runs are on Damons defense…

    ****

    Funny, cause if he doesn’t come thru when he does in the first inning we don’t have two runs

  1037. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    What can Posada do behind the plate?

    NOTHING! he su,cks!

  1038. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    can’t call Howard “out”, I meant.

  1039. Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    sunny615
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    why does the offense take so long to make blanton work? What are they waiting for? Keep battling like they did in the first?

    You thinking taking pitches and “making Blanton work” is a good approach with this umpire’s strike zone” ? They should be swinging early and often at anything above the ankles.

  1040. jockomac November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Okay. We’ve let them stay in this game long enough. It’s time to wake up and put them away. We’re making Blanton look like Cliff Lee since the 1st inning.

  1041. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    It was a close enough play that it’s hard to get too upset about Howard not touching the plate. Posada didn’t hang onto the ball, which is what the ump was probably looking for.

    The strike zone is a different story. Complete BS so far.

  1042. cc November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    It is time for the highest scoring team to wake up and score some runs. It is ridiculous they are still at 2 runs scored.

    Take some damn pressure off CC.

    Jorge is in for offense right?

  1043. yankeenate November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    so, should Howard have been called out since he never touched home plate and went into the dugout?

  1044. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Damon should of caught that ball.

  1045. Summer November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Are you guys still blogging the game?

  1046. Gary November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Why so much anger at the ump? I believe if Posada or CC would have tagged the runner after he crossed home plate he would have been called out.

  1047. Boatz n Hose November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Posada has become a liability. And CC Sobadforus has no out pitch. Wonderful.

  1048. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    This is why we need an instant replay challenge system, at least for the playoffs!

  1049. Joey Ramone November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    They need some runs here. Time to crush Blanton…

  1050. Orlando Chris November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    What. A. Joke.

  1051. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    MLB has the WORST umpires/ referees of any professional sport.. they should all be fired….

  1052. vb03 November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Posada should have hung onto that. Ball beat the runner by at least 2 steps.

  1053. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Posdada does what he does best and thats wanting nothing to do with a play at the plate. It is the f’n world series and all you have to do is catch the ball and stick your nose in there and he is dead out.
    If this comes down to who wants it more I hope Jorge doesn’t get questioned

  1054. Carl November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Brandon AWESOME! (BECAUSE In New York! This song isn’t what dreams are made of!) November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    I can’t blame the umps at HP, I even thought Howard touched home, no one here saw him not touch it w/o the replay.

    The play is right in front of the guy.

  1055. Sam Borden November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    New thread as we go to the fifth. Come on over.

  1056. MT. November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Some of you people are just not Yankee fans. You’re pathetic.

  1057. Nick in SF November 1st, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Tie game –> new thread?

  1058. Trevor November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Posada is just not a good defensive catcher. That ball needs to be held on to.

  1059. Betsy November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    What is up with CC? Blowing a 2-0 lead? The Yankees aren’t exactly killing Blanton……both disappointing.

  1060. Mike November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    All of these “bad calls” on the strike zone are all being marked as strikes by the Fox strike zone. Stop whining.

  1061. Mehdi also in SF November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    We can blame a poor call for that run, but if we don’t win this game I’d think you’d have to talk about the lack of offense. Blanton is not a good pitcher and we aren’t hitting him. Poor hacks.

  1062. vito November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Jorge is awful behind the plate. First he can’t get a ball out of his glove and now can’t catch either. Can thank him for giving up the lead.

  1063. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Michael T November 1st, 2009 at 9:40 pm

    sunny615
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:35 pm
    why does the offense take so long to make blanton work? What are they waiting for? Keep battling like they did in the first?
    ______

    With a 35 inches strike zone, there is no working the count

  1064. ive had it with posada all year November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    last staw I hate posada the yanks can win just fine without his ofense. he is just a retard i cant stant his attitude and he reminds me of a retard 3/4 of the time. he is a terrible cartcher, bad base runner, and not a team player. so he hits, a lot of teams have won champonships with less offense at catcher

  1065. CB November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Damon did as best he could on that play. Made a nice stop then made a strong throw. Unfortunately, it hit too close to Posada to give him a good hop with Howard bearing down on him.

    CC is fortunate he didn’t hurt himself on the following throw to second base. If you watch the replay, he slipped as he was throwing it. That would have been painful for the Yankees to lose one of their big three.

  1066. Denise November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    there’s no way Andy is pitching on 3 day’s rest! he was gassed in the 5th inning, if not the 4th!

  1067. matt November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    @ Joey Ramone

    “Howard never touched home…Not that it matters, because they never tagged him…”
    —–

    It absolutely does. If a player leaves the field of play without touching home plate it’s an out. They’ll make that call all the way down to little league.

  1068. Yankee44 November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    Don’t get me wrong, I love Jorgie, but the man can’t hit in the world series (check it – .218 BA / .333 OBP / .333 SLG) and his defense has never been great. I don’t get the attraction that he MUST be in every game at this point.

  1069. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm

    So why has Sabathia thrown so many more pitches? Phillies are being a lot more patient.
    *****************************
    I disagree. His strike percentage is a lot higher than what he’s currently being given, its not that they’re being that patient at all.

  1070. Erica - always OPPC November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    new thread
    :arrow:
    :arrow:
    :arrow:

  1071. JasonR November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I’m surprised that wasn’t called a strike.

  1072. Rob November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    that was strike

  1073. JZ November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Run Posada out of town. His performance is disgraceful.

  1074. 100 pitches of fun... November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Now the Yanks bats are going to have to actually have to wake up. Stop making Blanton look like a CY Young winner.

  1075. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    posada haters.

    not a one of you has ever thrown a ball to second base or take a hit at home plate.

    you’re like a chorus of little girls in the days before girls took to the athletic fields

    singing your silly little song.

    go paint your nails.

  1076. whatever November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Mike Everitt – 57
    MAJOR LEAGUE SERVICE TIME: 10 Years

    CAREER: Joined the Major League staff in 1999…worked the Division Series (2001, 04-07), League Championship Series (2002-03, 08), the 2007 World Series and the 2006 All-Star Game…officiated the 2008 NLCS…attended the Harry Wendelstedt Umpire School (1987)…previously umpired in the Gulf Coast League (1987), Midwest League (1988, 90-91), Eastern League (1992), Texas League (1993-94), Venezuelan Winter League (1994-95) and Pacific Coast League (1995-99)…was the home plate umpire for Kevin Millwood’s no-hitter on April 27, 2003.

    PERSONAL: Mike G. Everitt…born in August 1964 in New Mexico…resides in Iowa…attended New Mexico State University…hobbies include playing the trumpet, yardwork, snowblowing and watching sports…while in the minor leagues, he spent the off-seasons working at a juvenile detention center…began umpiring in college…played in the 1982 Connie Mack World Series…was a two-time All-State Music trumpet player in 1981-82…involved with the Hope Lutheran Church and takes part in the umpires’ charity golf tournament…enjoys watching political viewpoint programs.

  1077. yankeenate November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    I like Posada, I do…but he’s not had a great postseason defensively. Alot of crossups and then just got scared and took his eye off the ball with Howard barreling in

  1078. DT - OPPC member November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    If you watch the replay – the umpire didn’t make any call after Howard slid in. That is the correct thing to do.

    Someone on the Yankee bench should have yelled to tag the runner.

  1079. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Blanton retired 11 straight??? I gonna be sick!

  1080. Barrows November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    Is anyone else considering a career in umpiring Major League Baseball?

  1081. Denise November 1st, 2009 at 9:43 pm

    stay tuned for a big inning here!

  1082. sunny615 November 1st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    come on d*mmit! put up a 10 spot.

  1083. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    11 in a row retired. That shouldn’t have happened.

  1084. baseballfab November 1st, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    It is NOT the umps job to tell either team the plate was missed, until the next pitch is thrown the Yankees could have tagged him out

  1085. omg dude November 1st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    can also thank the bad umpiring too

  1086. Denise November 1st, 2009 at 9:45 pm

    randy i.

    love it!!! way to tell ‘em!

  1087. Orlando Chris November 1st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    How was that an infield hit? I’m happy that Melky got a hit, but that was an error.

  1088. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Let CC swing

  1089. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing November 1st, 2009 at 9:46 pm

    Betsy
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:42 pm
    What is up with CC? Blowing a 2-0 lead? The Yankees aren’t exactly killing Blanton……both disappointing.
    ***********************************
    Have you been watching the game? lol

  1090. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    What could Sabathia do? That pitch would have been a called strike anyway.

  1091. cc November 1st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    R u kidding w/ that attempt?

  1092. Benny Blanco November 1st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    What is cc doing??

  1093. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    CC failed but once again a pinch 4 inches off the plate was called a strike

  1094. Quietstorm November 1st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    no mention of another wide strike for blanton

  1095. jeterhughesjoba November 1st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    jorge is such a wuss surprised the rest of the core 4 does not call him out

  1096. CB November 1st, 2009 at 9:47 pm

    The CB post at 9:42 was not me. It was someone using my handle.

  1097. YankeeRay November 1st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Another bad strike call puts him in the hole.

  1098. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 9:48 pm

    Yes!!!!

  1099. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    Jeter! That’s exactly what we needed.

  1100. Orlando Chris November 1st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Note to Ryan Howard – that’s how you slide into home.

  1101. RS November 1st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    Can the Yankees do a double steal or hit and run? They need to rattle Blanton.

  1102. randy l. November 1st, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    “then just got scared and took his eye off the ball with Howard barreling in”

    he got right in there you nimrod.

    pro catchers are not scared of contact.

    if they were they’d be playing another position or in line of work.

    “scared” is not in their vocabulary, but it’s obviously in yours.

    take that for what you want.

  1103. cc November 1st, 2009 at 9:54 pm

    Damn Tex…this is the time to get Blanton out.

    A 3-1 pitch you need to pull it.

  1104. Mark-Cant Touch This November 1st, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Come CC quick 1-2-3, imagine if Tex was hitting this post-season

  1105. igotid88 November 1st, 2009 at 10:00 pm

    Triple Short Of A Cycle
    November 1st, 2009 at 9:09 pm
    joe buck listens to pearl jam??? funniest thing i ever heard
    _____________

    Pearl Jam are cool.

  1106. omg dude November 1st, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    Mike Evertt needs a new job

  1107. Amir Thompson June 6th, 2010 at 12:33 am

    This song reminds me of some song by other atrist which I really liked … I can’t remember which one is it :0 does anyone know which track I’m referring to?


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