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Postgame notes: In a pinch, Pena produces

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes, Podcast on Aug 07, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Red Sox Yankees BaseballRamiro Pena has not started in the outfield since late last season when he got a few Triple-A starts in center field to increase his versatility. But he has gone into the outfield as an emergency player twice this season, and he still takes fly balls every once in a while to stay sharp. He was in right field doing exactly that this afternoon when Alex Rodriguez was hit by a ground ball during batting practice.

“I saw that and I said, ‘Let’s go back to the infield,’” Pena said.

Starting in Rodriguez’s place, Pena had two RBI. He has a hit in five of his past eight starts. He’s not here for his offense — “I have to be ready for defense, and when I get a chance, I have to hit also,” he said — but he does have 13 RBI while starting just 24 times.

“He’s done a tremendous job in those situations,” Joe Girardi said. “In the second inning, all he needed was a ground ball up the middle. He didn’t try to do too much. He got that. He’s been really good in those situations. And this is not a young man that’s getting to play on a regular basis. For what he’s doing, it’s pretty amazing.”

Of course, of greater concern was the status of Rodriguez, who said he’s not sure whether he’ll be able to play tomorrow. He had just waved to Joe Buck and never saw the ball off Lance Berkman’s bat. I’m sure he’ll be ripped for taking his eyes off the field, but batting practice is such a routine, I don’t think it’s especially unusual for a player to look away for a second. There are balls flying all over the place out there. It’s not unheard of for someone to get hit.

“I had just fielded a ground ball and I was even with the bag,” Rodriguez said. “So I was up close kind of (doing) infield-in work, which made it worse. I never saw it. I just remember getting hit, and I started jumping around like a rabbit. I looked like a scene from Platoon. Jeter and Teixeira were making fun of me back there, like I went down for the count. I’m glad they all got a great laugh out of it.”

Here’s Rodriguez. It’s brief.

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Red Sox Yankees Baseball• CC Sabathia said that after the three straight extra-base hits in the second inning, he did a better job of working inside. His fastball command was much better than it had been since the all-star break, and that made his offspeed stuff more effective. “Not really getting an all-star break, throwing a bullpen and pitching the first game back, I think being able to get the extra day definitely helped,” Sabathia said.

• Joe Girardi had a different theory on what made the difference: “Maybe it was the extra day’s rest that helped him,” Girardi said. “He had a new baby, maybe that helped him, I don’t know. CC, he’s going to struggle from time to time, but they’re usually pretty short.”

• This was Sabathia’s 150th win.

• Robinson Cano went 2-for-3, his team-leading 42nd multi-hit game. He’s hitting .400 against Boston this season and has reached base in seven of his past nine plate appearances. The guy is good.

•  Curtis Granderson had one hit in his previous 17 at-bats before tripling off the wall in the second inning. He finished 2-for-4.

• The Yankees are now have 24 triples, three more than their total from last year.

• Jorge Posada stole a base for the first time since April 29, 2009 in Detroit. Before that, he hadn’t stolen a base since July 15, 2007.

• The Yankees lead the big leagues with 35 come-from-behind wins, including eight of their past 12.

• When Pena stole second base in the sixth inning, Marco Scutaro landed on top of him and kind of hurt Pena’s neck. It was sore initially, “but it’s OK,” Pena said.

Associated Press photos of the outfield celebration and Cano’s fifth-inning RBI single

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310 Responses to “Postgame notes: In a pinch, Pena produces”

  1. Erin August 7th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    A very important lesson was learned by all today: never, under any circumstances wave at Joe Buck. ;)

    Enjoy the evening everyone.

  2. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    Congratulations to CC. Halfway to HOF numbers. ;)

    Pena and Granderson also had good games.

    The more they showed Scutaro’s “tag” the more it looked like a headlock. Definitely dirty.

  3. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I don’t think Scutaro was intentionally being dirty with that play.

  4. pat August 7th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    “The more they showed Scutaro?s ?tag? the more it looked like a headlock.”

    In the postgame, Pena said his neck hurt afterward so headlock seems like an appropriate term.

  5. jackamir August 7th, 2010 at 9:22 pm

    Arod sounds like it is not too bad. Day to day but isn’t that true for all of us. I get the impression he thinks that Jeter & Tex laughing after the incident was disrespectful. S-it happens, it’s a long season and you got to laugh otherwise the team would always be stressed and tight. There is enough pressure!!!!!

  6. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:24 pm

    I would imagine Alex will have lingering soreness from that shot. I wouldn’t be surprised to see Alex out of the lineup a few days, though I hope its not long. This might be a blessing in disguise though, as Alex might do well with some additional rest for his hip.

    CC didn’t look very sharp to begin the game, but he was looking much better as the game went along.

    It would be nice to have AJ pitch well tomorrow, no Chernobyl like melt downs. The Yankees could use it with a weaker lineup going tomorrow – especially if Alex is out and Cervelli is in.

    A line up with Granderson, Berkman, Cervelli, Gardner and Pena just doesn’t seem all that formidable. Gardner should try some bunting for a hit.

  7. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Try watching it in slow mo.

    Three things. 1) He hooks Pena’s head with his left arm 2) He was still balanced, but falls to his left anyway 3) Lies on top of him way too long.

    Like Jeter said, he’d get up like a cat. :)

  8. SJ44 August 7th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    He isn’t mad at Jeter and Tex. He is always the butt of their jokes.

    He loves it. It enables him to be one of the boys in the clubhouse.

    He’s ok. Sore as #$#% but, ok.

    Wouldn’t shock me if he is in the lineup tomorrow. More likely though, he’s back in the lineup on Monday.

  9. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    # Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:21 pm

    I don’t think Scutaro was intentionally being dirty with that play.
    ______________

    Disagree. He lifted his other leg to move over Pena and shift his weight on top of him. Hooking his arm over Pena’s neck. He knew exactly what he was doing.

  10. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:26 pm

    pat’s in a mood today. You know when she’s calling out the umps and opponents, she’s fired up!

  11. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:28 pm

    Alex seems to have become more comfortable at being able to laugh at himself, and have others laugh about things that happen with him. I don’t think anyone was laughing at him getting hurt.

  12. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    Ben, you would know from morons – considering you completely misread my post.

    Nice win, but I’m not jumping over the moon about it. AJ? I’ve lost all faith in him. Clearly Joe does not think this is a big series or else he wouldn’t be pitching Moseley.

  13. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:30 pm

    The normal reaction to a play like Scutaro did would be to shift the weight off him, rolling away from him, not to put added weight on him.

  14. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:33 pm

    Yogi,

    Were you watching the Fox broadcast?

    McCarver was surprisingly pro-Yankee today (or at the very least, not anti-Yankee). He viewed the ump’s weird calls like a Yankee fan/player would.

    Anyway, on the Scutaro play, you could tell they thought it was intentional. But they didn’t go on and on about it. If a Yankee player did that, you could bet that Timmy would expound on it.

  15. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 9:34 pm

    Scutaro was not being dirty with that play.

    He made a smart baseball play – like the Alex slap play – by intentionally obstructing the baserunner from advancing. It was 100% clear that the obstruction was intentional. A very smart play by Scutaro – to put the decision in the hands of the umpire – a decision that was always going to favor the Red Sox.

  16. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    m

    McCarver’s pro-Yankee stuff today was because of his Nazi Yankees talk. He wanted to put on the facade of being unbiased towards the Yankee – in light of his recent ridiculous and harsh comments.

  17. SJ44 August 7th, 2010 at 9:36 pm

    I’d rather Hughes pitch in Texas. He pitches better on the road and I think Moseley’s sinker is a better matchup against the Sox. Especially since they haven’t seen him.

  18. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    And my first point was not that the Alex slap play was obstruction, but that it was a smart baseball play to put the decision in the hands of the umpire. Except in the case of Alex – it was not a smart play, but I cant fault Alex for not knowing that the umpire’s call was always going to go against us!

  19. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:37 pm

    Knock on wood, but Hughes has good numbers @ Texas. Hope he’s feeling stronger after being sick this week.

  20. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:39 pm

    Hughes had better get used to pitching in YS………it’s real problem that they have to avoid pitching him here. SJ, this is a guy you think is the #3 pitcher on the staff and you’d rather see Moselely against the Sox? If he’s so good, then you throw him and deal with it.

  21. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:40 pm

    I think that tells you something about what the Yankees think of Phil and his struggles…….

  22. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:41 pm

    m, I was watching the Fox broadcast with the sound off. I can’t stand listening to them more than a minute before I want to throw something through the screen.

    It looked pretty clear to me what Scutaro was doing. He brought his outside leg up to push himself more on top of Pena, his arm originally over Pena’s shoulders then hooked over Pena’s neck.

    I heard McCarver got a lot of nasty grams for his Yankee Nazi commentary, so it could be as CR9 says about trying to cover himself from those moronic comments.

  23. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:42 pm

    I don’t think they’re seriously avoiding pitching Phil at YS. It could be that he was sick this week, and it gives him an extra day. It could be that they want him to pitch that no-no good game he never finished.

  24. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    I don’t think Girardi is pitching Hughes in Texas to avoid Yankee Stadium.

  25. Pat M. August 7th, 2010 at 9:44 pm

    Texas is a far more formidable task at home that The BoSox at The Stadium…..The Rangers are as dangerous as any team in baseball……..See the big picture Betsy……Mosley in Texas would be an execution or a death sentence of sorts…..It is no knock on Phil that he’s being held back for Texas, it’s the better % in both games for the Bombers

  26. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    “I think that tells you something about what the Yankees think of Phil and his struggles…….”

    Where is the link that’s supporting your assertion?

  27. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    M, then why not say that…………I don’t buy that they want him to pitch in Texas to complete the no-no. That was a long time ago…..and he’s pitched there since…..and this is a big series. It just says something that Joe would rather see Moseley against the Sox than Phil.

  28. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Yogi,

    lol. You’re extremely smart for listening to the game on mute. And believe me, McCarver didn’t fool me with his pro-Yankees talk today. I did appreciate it, but it was most likely a one-time thing.

  29. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Craw, that is my interpretation. If Phil is such a good pitcher, why is Mosely going against the Sox. This is a big series……..I’m reasoning out in my mind and I can’t think of one good reason to pitch Moseley, not one.

  30. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    How does holding Phil back to pitch against the better team tell us about how the Yankees view Phil’s struggles???????????????

    It shows that the Yankees have faith in Phil

  31. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Actually, I think Texas is a better ballclub than the Red Sox so Hughes isn’t getting any favors by going Tuesday instead of Monday.

  32. PittsburghYankeeFan August 7th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    They are trying to limit Hughes innings but get as many starts as possible out of him. Moving him back like this is the right thing to do. They likely will keep trying to push him back. This isn’t a Yankee stadium kind of thing (although he’ll learn with time what not to try to throw in YS). My only concern is what effect this pushing back this will have on his control and late movement. I’m sure they’ve taken that into account.

    One more win this weekend, and stick a fork in the Sox. They have a lot of road games coming up, and their only hope is that their rotation is rounding into shape. Let’s see if they can deal with the loss of Youkoulis and Pedroia (although Beltre has been a surprise).

    The Yankees really wanted Mike Lowell. Maybe a third team will take him, then spin him off to the Yankees for a minor leaguer not on the 40 man (who would not have to go through waivers, correct?)

  33. nysos August 7th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Good win

    http://newyorkstateofsports.co.....-past-sox/

  34. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:47 pm

    Betsy,

    lol, that was a joke.

    I don’t believe every word Girardi says. He’s a manager, he’s managing even when they’re not on the field. He has show confidence in all his players, even the Moseley’s of the world (if that’s what you’re worried about)

  35. MaineYankee August 7th, 2010 at 9:48 pm

    Betsy

    I guess I missed it when Joe said he’d rather see Mosely against the RS.

  36. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    CR9, if that Scutaro play happened years ago, I guarantee you he would have been drilled by the pitcher on the next plate appearance or he would have been taken out by a high slide into second. It wasn’t a smart play. The umpires are terrible and don’t seem to know the rules. That’s when the team should look to take care of it.

  37. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    Pat M, this is a big series. I would rather Phil against the Sox and Moseley against Texas than the other way around; this is a bigger series than the one in Texas (I agree they are dangerous; they might be the best team in the AL). If Phil were pitching really well, I can’t see any justification for not starting him in Texas – there still isn’t any IMO.

  38. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:49 pm

    “Craw, that is my interpretation. If Phil is such a good pitcher, why is Mosely going against the Sox. This is a big series……..I’m reasoning out in my mind and I can’t think of one good reason to pitch Moseley, not one.”

    Because Hughes was sick this week, his innings limit is getting closer and Girardi doesn’t want to skip turns in the rotation.

  39. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    I mean against Boston…………

  40. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Yogi,

    I think the booth explained that if the interference happens in the act of fielding the ball then they can’t award the base. Something like that. Still didn’t like the play, even if he got away with it. Heck, especially since he got away with it. :)

  41. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    Craw, I agree………but the Sox series is still bigger than the series against the Rangers.

  42. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    # Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:46 pm

    Craw, that is my interpretation. If Phil is such a good pitcher, why is Mosely going against the Sox. This is a big series……..I’m reasoning out in my mind and I can’t think of one good reason to pitch Moseley, not one.
    ————————————————————————-
    The Yankees wants to Hughes an extra day? Hughes is little tire? Yankees wants to limit his inning, pushing him back a day would serve towards that purpose?

  43. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    M, the Sox series is bigger than Moseley’s confidence; he should just be happy to be starting. I think he’s done a very fine job and I’m not saying Joe should knock the guy – what’s to knock?

  44. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    “Craw, I agree………but the Sox series is still bigger than the series against the Rangers.”

    You manage the season not series.

  45. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 9:45 pm

    Yogi,

    lol. You’re extremely smart for listening to the game on mute.
    __________

    I just know my blood will end up boiling if I don’t. lol. Its all about preserving the peace at home!

  46. SJ44 August 7th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    It doesn’t tell you anything of the sort.

    Texas is a better team than the Red Sox. It’s a more important series because you want to finish with a better record than the Rangers for playoff positioning.

    It also helps giving Hughes an extra day of rest to keep him fresh.

    There is no reason to skip guys in the rotation for an early August series.

    You worry way too much about Hughes and the Yankees think much more highly of him than you do.

    They aren’t skipping him Betsy. They are keeping him, and the rest of the rotation, in turn.

    It’s the right thing to do.

  47. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:52 pm

    The Texas series is big, too. They’re just as capable of gaining HFA as Tampa or the Yankees. All the games matter actually.

  48. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Maine, if Joe wanted Phil against the Sox he would have skipped Mosely. ………….

  49. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Yogi

    We’re probably going to disagree on this, but you don’t go after the red sox or any team because the umpires are biased/incompetent. I love to hate on the red sox, but I wont fault Scutaro for that play, nor would any Yankees. He made a smart play – helped his team save a run that inning – and it was the umpire’s fault (as usual). I dont think the Yankees would hold Scutaro accountable for the umpire’s bad call.

  50. ZMAN August 7th, 2010 at 9:53 pm

    Why not give Hughes the extra day? He has been tiring early lately.
    CC said the extra day helped his FB command. Hughes sure could use that as well.

    Girardi has also proved he doesn’t manage for one series… see the finale of the Tampa series and how he is handling Posada. He wants guys to be fresh for October.

  51. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:54 pm

    M, I never said alll the games don’t count, but the Sox are a division rival and they are not out of it……….

  52. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Craw, generally I agree with that, but Phil would be pitching on regular rest.

  53. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Sorry, Betsy. I have to disagree. Moseley’s capable of pitching a good game. And there’s no reason for Girardi to throw him under the bus. Especially since it’s already run over Mitre. :P

  54. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:55 pm

    Texas will be in the playoffs and I rather have my best pitchers go against them if necessary.

  55. pat August 7th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    m

    Nope. Just the facts ma’am.

    I ‘m actually in a good mood today.

    The weather was gorgeous, I took the dog for a run this morning, the kids for a bike ride this afternoon so I had a steady flow of endorphins. My husband cleaned the pool and swiffered the house, none of the kids had a meltdown, the Yankees won, no one called from work with a crisis I had to deal with this weekend and there’s a Blue Bunny ice cream cone with my name on it in the fridge. :smile:

  56. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 9:56 pm

    Betsy,

    Whatever, you have your mind made up and it is what it is.

  57. SJ44 August 7th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    The Red Sox series is not a bigger series than the Rangers series. The Red Sox aren’t going to the playoffs. The Rangers are.

    Why not give a guy on innings limits, and coming off being sick, an extra day?

    Seems to me, it’s a smart move. Especially since he’s facing a better team.

  58. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    SJ, believe it or not, I don’t care about this at all from Phil’s point of view – not one bit. Why would I worry about him? I’ve long since stopped doing that. I feel the better pitcher should be on the mound on Monday – that’s the sole reason why I feel the way I do.

  59. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    m, the thing about that play though was his rolling over on top of Pena happened after the ball was well past him. His arm isn’t 30 feet long for him to have been trying to field that ball at that point. He saw where the ball went and hooked Pena and pinned him down after he missed the catch.

    I don’t think Pena would have gotten to third anyway. That made Scutaros play worse.

  60. m August 7th, 2010 at 9:57 pm

    But if they skipped Moseley in favor of Phil, then that pushes everyone up a day. No? So, why upset the apple cart?

  61. blake August 7th, 2010 at 9:58 pm

    Had the game DVR’d…just watched it. The big man really stepped up today and did so on a day when he didn’t have his nearly his best stuff…..big big performance and he showed again why he’s one of the best.

    I also felt good for Granderson that he was able to contribute. I’m hoping today starts something for him…..it would be a big lift if he could get himself going. I still believe he’s a better player than he has been this season.

    Still think Berkman is going to be just fine. He’s having pretty good AB’s…keeps doing that and they will fall.

    2 up in the LC.

  62. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:59 pm

    Right Craw – and you have made up your mind as well……….so, since the conversation is over apparently, why don’t you come up with a topic we can all agree on – like the fact that the Yankees have the best uniforms in sports? We can talk about that for hours.

  63. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Ok M, we’ll have to disagree then…………no problem.

  64. MaineYankee August 7th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Betsy

    My point is that you are making assumptions based on what you think not nessarily on what Joe thinks.

  65. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:00 pm

    Also, M, you really need to point out to me where I suggested that Joe throw Mosely under the bus……..

  66. Crawdaddy August 7th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Betsy,

    Actually, it’s not an issue with me as it is with you. Anyhow, good night.

  67. MaineYankee August 7th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Pat

    Sounds like you should be wearing a Life is Good shirt. :lol:

  68. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    blake

    When you DVR a game that you missed live, do you look at the result of the game prior to watching it on DVR?

    I find this to be an interesting question.

  69. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:01 pm

    Maine, if Joe wanted Phil to start against the Sox, he would be starting against the Sox. Obviously he wants Moselely to start and so he is. I’m not sure how I am making an assumption here………

  70. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 10:02 pm

    Scutaro could have hurt Pena and taken him out of the game with that type of play. It’s not about going after a player for the umpires being poor, its about backing up your own team’s players against putting on a wrestling move.

    Pena wouldn’t have gotten to third on that play. He was on the ground already when the ball was nearing the outfielder.

  71. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Skipping Moseley for no legitimate reason is throwing him under the bus. It tells him, “We don’t have confidence in you.” That’s why managers are loathe to skip pitchers. Look how long it took them to skip Javy. It’s why they don’t skip AJ even though (some) fans think they should.

    But, you yourself said that Moseley’s confidence is of little importance. Not that skipping him would do that. But players are human. They get hurt and chaffed at things like this. Which is why managers are loathe to skip pitchers.

  72. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Yogi

    Oh. I didnt know that’s what you were talking about. I didnt think Scutaro tried to hurt Pena, nor do I think that his play would have hurt Pena. He just laid on top of him.

  73. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    M, he’s the 5th starter – 5th starters get skipped all the time; I completely disagree. Phil being the better pitcher isn’t a legitimate reason/

  74. SJ44 August 7th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    No, Betsy, he doesn’t want to skip anybody in the rotation and he gets to give Hughes an extra day.

    It has nothing to do with having Hughes avoid pitching against the Red Sox.

    CC today talked about how the the extra day helped him coming off the ASB.

    Add in the fact Hughes has been sick, why wouldn’t you give him an extra day when you can?

    Especiall since the Yankees don’t have another day off for almost 3 weeks.

  75. pat August 7th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Maine

    lol. All that’s missing is a sunset over the ocean and a margarita.

  76. MaineYankee August 7th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Betsy

    I don’t agree with that thought process.

    So I guess I’ll stop with the discussion.

  77. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Dirty doesn’t have to mean that you were trying to hurt someone. Scutaro positioned himself atop Pena, and took his sweet ol’ time getting up. Call it bush league if you don’t like the word dirty.

  78. MaineYankee August 7th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Pat

    I couldn’t resist. :lol:

  79. SJ44 August 7th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    You don’t skip Moseley because there is no reason to skip him.

    Especially since the more important series is with the Rangers.

    That’s the team the Yankees, along with the Rays, are fighting with for the best record in the AL.

  80. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    I thought Tampa did pretty intelligent thing by bringing up Hellickson for a start thus effectively giving eveyone an extra day of rest in the dog days of August. I wonder Yankees could do that with Nova/ Phelps.

  81. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:09 pm

    Ok Maine, fine – there’s nothing to discuss apparently anyway.

  82. Yogi Mantle August 7th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    CR9, Pena said it hurt his neck. Scutaro hooked his arm over Pena’s neck then shifted his weight on top of him after the ball was past him. That’s what makes it dirty. Scutaro knew exactly what he was doing on that play. Had he not shifted his weight like he did, in order to lay on top of Pena’s legs, it would have been a different story and would have had the same result.

  83. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    or , they start Nova/Phelps in place of Javy, skip him once in the rotation, especially with the newly risen ‘dead arm’ issue.

  84. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    pat,

    Sounds like you’re having a great day. Except for the fact that your bike ride upset the order of the universe, and caused Berkman to scald a ball off Alex’s shin. ;)

  85. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    “When you DVR a game that you missed live, do you look at the result of the game prior to watching it on DVR? ”

    not if I can help it…its hard though, scores are everywhere these days.

  86. RMS August 7th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    “Why not give a guy on innings limits, and coming off being sick, an extra day?”

    Betsy

    Why don’t you agree with that?

  87. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    The Rangers are a much better offense team than the Sox currently are. The matchup for Mosley is better at home against the Sox than in Texas against the Rangers.

  88. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    blake lives in the Ozarks. His hillbilly clients thinks Scutaro is something with two wheels and a handlebar. And a Swisher is mouthwash. ;)

  89. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Yogi

    I didnt know that Pena said it hurt his neck.

  90. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Blake, everyone talked about what a big series this was……….so we could put the Sox out of their misery. If can’t be a big series if Moselely is pitching on Monday……….If you think the Rangers series is more important, that’s one thing, but all we kept talking about was how big this series was. I’m having a difficult time reconciling that talk with pitching Moseley against the Sox.

  91. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    “blake lives in the Ozarks. His hillbilly clients thinks Scutaro is something with two wheels and a handlebar. And a Swisher is mouthwash. ;)”

    hey now…its the Appalachians…not the Ozarks., but the rest is probably accurate.

  92. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    RMS…… I guess. It’s not what I would have done, but the decision has been made so I hope it works out.

  93. JobaTipsHisCap August 7th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    “Jorge Posada stole a base for the first time since April 29, 2009 in Detroit. Before that, he hadn’t stolen a base since July 15, 2007″

    shocker, LOL

  94. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    “If can’t be a big series if Moselely is pitching on Monday…”

    Why not? I think they are both big series to be honest. The games all matter now. Mosley is filling in for Pettite and Pettite turn is after AJ right now. I don’t see shuffling the deck when the matchups are probably more favorable the way they are now.

  95. JobaTipsHisCap August 7th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    oh geez, Betsy, I guess you worry too much.

  96. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Joba, exactly what am I worried about, pray tell? Are you a mind-reader?

  97. pat August 7th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    “If can?t be a big series if Moselely is pitching on Monday”

    Long term health and durability of the rotation takes priority over putting the Sox out of their misery.

  98. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    pena was wonderful today…he was the soul of the team with granderson

  99. pat August 7th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    m

    It was up to Alex to take care of his shin while I was taking care of my thighs. I’m only one woman and I can’t do it all. :wink:

  100. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    There has been nothing wrong with Mosely, he has been this years Aaron Small

  101. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Betsy,

    If you were the manager, how would you have done it? Phil on Monday, and then who on Tuesday, Wednesday….? And how many days rest are Javy, CC, & AJ pitching on in their next turn?

  102. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    Blake, I don’t see how the matchups are more favorable this way. Why is Moselely a better matchup in anyway against the Sox? Mosely pitching against any team is not a good thing; although he’s done a fine job, we’re just trying to survive his starts. That’s what I don’t get. I’m not even suggesting Phil would pitch well on Monday – I’ve no idea what kind of performance he would put out. If both series are equally important, then no one should particularly care about stepping on the Red Sox’ net.

  103. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    His hillbilly clients thinks Scutaro is something with two wheels and a handlebar. And a Swisher is mouthwash. ;)
    =================
    gotta give you credit, that’s funny

  104. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    judging by what Joe’s comment of Pena , he is a big fan of Ramiro which probably is the reason that Pena has survived on the Yankee roster til this point .

  105. MaineYankee August 7th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Betsy

    No matter if the Yankees win or lose on Mon. it won’t make or break the season.

    No one game is that important right now.

    Would I like the Yankees to beat the RS? Yes

    At any cost? No

    I will repeat my take on mon. game. It won’t determine by itself if the Yankees make the playoffs.

  106. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    With Javy’s “dead arm” we might need Mosely a little longer…

  107. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    I’m just teasing blake. I have a certain kinship with his state, and take some liberties at times.

  108. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Aren’t there about 50 games left after Monday?

  109. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Pat ok, then I don’t want to hear (if the Yankees lose 3/4) that this was a terrible series because we brought the Sox back into the division race……

    M, I don’t understand your question. I would have skipped Moseley and have everyone go on their regular turn.

    Maine, never said it would make or break the season.

    Either way, I find it funny that everyone said what a big series this was because we didn’t want to give the Sox a sniff of being in the race……..and yet now it’s not a big deal? Which is it?

  110. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    some fans want all-stars even as utility players

  111. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Mick, I never said Moseley had done anything wrong.

  112. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    M, I don’t understand your question. I would have skipped Moseley and have everyone go on their regular turn.
    =====================
    Betsy , and that’s the reason why you aren’t managing the Yankees :)

  113. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    # Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Mick, I never said Moseley had done anything wrong.
    ====================
    Betsy, you’re not on trial.
    You implied it.

  114. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Betsy,

    its Mosely’s turn to pitch and he’s threw the ball pretty well in his two starts. Boston’s offense isn’t as good as the Ranger’s right now and the start is at home. Hughes has been better on the road (and is 2-0 with 14 scoreless innings at the Ballpark in Arlington).

    Just because Mosely is pitching Monday doesn’t mean they are giving the game away. Lester is good but not unhittable and Mosely is capable of throwing a good game also….stranger things have happened.

    A win tomorrow takes the pressure and puts it all on Boston…..

  115. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    How did I imply it? Is Phil a better pitcher or is he not?

  116. MaineYankee August 7th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Betsy

    I guess what you’re writing doesn’t express what you’re thinking then.

  117. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    its Mosely’s turn to pitch and he’s threw the ball pretty well in his two starts. Boston’s offense isn’t as good as the Ranger’s right now and the start is at home. Hughes has been better on the road (and is 2-0 with 14 scoreless innings at the Ballpark in Arlington).
    =====================
    Excellent explanation Blake.
    Also many times a Mgr likes to throw his 4-5 starter against an Ace.
    The underdog thing plus if you’re gonna lose anyway let it be against a #4-5. why waste your better pitchers, nothing to lose.

  118. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Blake if the reason for pitching Phil in Texas is because he can’t pitch at home (or if it’s a big reason), then I’d say we have an issue on our hands.

    If it makes a difference, although I think Phil is a better pitcher, my opinion isn’t based on what kind of performance I think he would give us. It’s not like I’d be confident in Phil – I have no clue. IMO, he’s a crapshoot whenever he takes the mound – especially at home.

  119. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Why so defensive, this is not court. Are you a frustrated lawyer as well as writer?

  120. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Maine, please explain because I’m not sure what you’re talking about.

  121. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    Look at the big picture, past today, if possible. It’s more fun than being in a constant state of panic.

  122. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Are you kidding me, Mick? Give me a break – I’ve been patient in explaining my reasoning. You want to talk defensive? Go talk to Joba whatever his name is………..

  123. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    LOL another mind reader. I am hardly in a state of panic -what exactly would I be panicking about?

  124. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Not really sure, but if they skipped Moseley on Monday, and pitched Phil instead, then Javy would follow on Tuesday right? CC on Wednesday, AJ on Thursday. Then by my calculations everyone would be pitching on short rest. As it stands right now, looks like they’re all set to pitch on regular rest.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/team/sc.....rk-yankees

  125. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    i must say , this is very entertaining :)

  126. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    what exactly would I be panicking about?
    =========================
    That’s a question only the finest psychiatrists could answer. Maybe. :)

  127. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    m
    mosely might have to take javys turn due to his dead arm :)

  128. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    “If it makes a difference, although I think Phil is a better pitcher, ”

    He is a better pitcher than Mosley but its not his turn to pitch and I’m sure they would like to give him the extra day as well this time of year. Its not about preventing him from pitching at home its about pitching guys when they are supposed to pitch unless you have a reason not to. I guess I see your point about wanting to bury the Sox but in reality they need to beat Texas as well.

  129. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    M, IF that’s the case, then that would be the reason for not skipping Moseley – I wouldn’t want everyone to go on short rest.

  130. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    I think the reason they’re pitching Phil in Texas is because that’s how the rotation falls. Phil is 4th in the rotation, and he follow Pettitte/Moseley.

  131. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Do you think the Yankees care if Boston or TB is the wild card.
    Heart of hearts, they would prolly prefer Boston.

  132. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    LOL the idea that we’re even comparing Moselely to Phil strikes me as absurd; I’m the one that brought it up – now I feel silly for having done so; I would hope he’s better than Mosely.

  133. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Is it that crucial who pitches on Monday?

  134. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    “Not really sure, but if they skipped Moseley on Monday, and pitched Phil instead, then Javy would follow on Tuesday right? ”

    unless you just flipped Hughes and Mosely and started Mosely against Texas on Tuesday. In which case you have Mosely instead of Hughes going up against the better offense on the road in a stadium that Hughes has pitched well in.

  135. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Yes, I was not thinking of skipping Mosely, just pushing him until Tuesday.

  136. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    mick,

    If Javy has dead arm, just have Phil take his slot, too. After all, he is better than Moseley. I kid, I kid.

    blake,

    How lame would Girardi look if he switched Hughes & Moseley? And then Andy comes back and pitches behind Phil? I don’t think so. :)

  137. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    who is on first?

  138. ron August 7th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    SJ44 August 7th, 2010 at 9:25 pm
    He isn’t mad at Jeter and Tex. He is always the butt of their jokes.

    He loves it. It enables him to be one of the boys in the clubhouse.

    He’s ok. Sore as #$#% but, ok.

    Wouldn’t shock me if he is in the lineup tomorrow. More likely though, he’s back in the lineup on Monday.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    Spot on.

    They get along fine.

    Arod seems to know his place & accepts it.

  139. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    I would not take a chance on Mosely in Texas, a much better hitting team than Boston, much better.

    Also, who will pitch game 2 in Texas if Javy has this dead arm eiland spoke of?

  140. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    what’s on second?

  141. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    m August 7th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    mick,

    If Javy has dead arm, just have Phil take his slot, too. After all, he is better than Moseley. I kid, I kid.
    ====================
    So you want Phil to pitch Tues and Wed.? hmmmm…

  142. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    m,

    yea..I was just saying that’s what you could do to avoid throwing guys on short rest if you wanted to…not advocating doing it ;)

  143. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Betsy,

    That’s not what you wrote. You said, you’d skip Moseley and have everyone go on their regular turn. Someone would have to pitch Tuesday.

    Now if you meant to say flip Phil & Moseley then that’s a different story.

    Anyway, today was a good day for the Yankees in the standings. Hopefully they can take the next two, and get on a good roll. And may the Toronto bats stay hot tomorrow. Can you imagine if Dr. Galea had his practice in NYC, and the Yankees were hitting homeruns at the rate the Jays are you know the wolves would be all over that.

  144. blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    If the Yanks can pull one out tomorrow then all the pressure is on Boston on Monday…their season would be hanging by a thread. Man I’d love for them to just pound Beckett…

  145. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    I don’t care if the Yanks lose their next 2 games because I have inside info that they will be winning 40 of the next 50.

  146. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    M, then I made a mistake……..yes, I meant to say flip Phil and Moseley.

  147. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    m…betsy has left the building.

  148. mick August 7th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    oops my bad..

  149. m August 7th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    okay, that was my bad.

    But, managers are even more loathe to flip pitchers than skipping them.

    Hopefully, it will all be mute anyway.

  150. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    # blake August 7th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    If the Yanks can pull one out tomorrow then all the pressure is on Boston on Monday…their season would be hanging by a thread. Man I’d love for them to just pound Beckett…
    ————————————————————————————
    assuming Cervelli will catch Burnett, gospel according to Joe G, both Pena and Cerv will be in the same lineup tomorrow night, which is not great IMO. but i suppose you never know. I am assuming Arod won’t play tonight obviously.

  151. blake August 7th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    I’m hoping Arod wakes and feels better tomorrow and can go….we’ll see on that one. If not I’m hoping Posada can go back to back.

  152. Chad Jennings August 7th, 2010 at 11:03 pm

    Easy on the Ozarks jokes. They hit close to home!

  153. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Hopefully, it will all be mute anyway.
    ————————-
    again with the mute…its moot :)

  154. m August 7th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Jeter
    Swisher
    Tex
    Cano
    Posada
    Granderson
    Gardner
    Cervelli
    Pena

    Gardner struggling, but I can’t see it any other way. Of course that’s why I don’t play GTLU.

  155. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Are the Ozarks in Tenn.? Jed?

  156. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Chad,
    Have you guys decided to keep the balls for yourself?

  157. blake August 7th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    “Easy on the Ozarks jokes. They hit close to home!”

    lol, you tell em Chad :)

  158. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Ozarks are in Arkansas even a lifelong NY upstater knows that much.

  159. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Just wanted to say Tennessee Jed.

  160. Chad Jennings August 7th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    I think we’re announcing the winners on Monday.

  161. pat August 7th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    “He isn’t mad at Jeter and Tex.”

    No, but it appears in print now that Tex and Jeter should be mad at Alex for selfishly waving hello to Joe Buck and putting the series in jeopardy.

    Can’t make this stuff up.

  162. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    # RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Ozarks are in Arkansas even a lifelong NY upstater knows that much.
    —————————————-
    pretty big vacation place if you live in the midwest i think.

  163. blake August 7th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    nite everyone.

  164. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    nite jed… :)

  165. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Feel free to say Tennessee Jed as many times as you wish.

    But the Ozarks are in Arkansas.

  166. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    now betsy’s feeling are hurt again….shucks

  167. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    hey Chad, what ball firstable? and secondly, what’s da street value, if it’s considerable. I might have to result to strong arm robbery of your Lohud base! that leads to another question, where is the da lohud base?

  168. m August 7th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Haha, Chad. I got it now, I’ll be making Appalachian jokes from now on. :)

  169. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Tennessee, Tennessee aint no place I’d rather be…

  170. Erica in NY August 7th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Hi everyone-

    Just got home from the beach (yes, I know what time it is).

    There is nothing more annoying than giddy Mets fans running up to you to tell you that A-Rod is hurt without actually knowing any real facts first.

    And I will have a pretend discussion with MPF Lance Berkman about not hurting any other teammates again (at least until he starts hitting). He has been hitting some screaming line drives. They just always seem to be at somebody

  171. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    And I thought the Ozarks were in Missouri

  172. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    Chad
    You could really milk it and start at the #10-Thames ball and do one a day for 10 days…

  173. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Erica,

    You must have had a great day and evening at the beach on this gorgeous day and evening.

  174. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    Might also increase readership, then hits, hmmmmm….

  175. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    # SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    And I thought the Ozarks were in Missouri
    ——————————————————————-
    Ozarks does MO, AR and Ok.

  176. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    see when betsy leaves the hits go down…

  177. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    The Ozarks cover much of the south half of Missouri and a portion of northwest and North central Arkansas. The region also extends westward into northeast Oklahoma and extreme southeast Kansas.

  178. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    no arguments, no blog…it gets curiouser and curiouser

  179. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I just checked Wikipedia because we drive through that area on our way to AZ. You are correct sir.

  180. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    now we are doing geography…sheesh

  181. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    But not Tennessee Jed.

  182. Erica in NY August 7th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:15 pm
    Erica,

    You must have had a great day and evening at the beach on this gorgeous day and evening.
    ***********

    It was absolutely beautiful there today (and night).

  183. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Do you know who Tennessee Jed is?

  184. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    Mick what is your obsession with Betsy?

  185. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    # SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I just checked Wikipedia because we drive through that area on our way to AZ. You are correct sir.
    ———————————–
    dated a girl from Omaha whose family use to vacation in the Ozarks every year, hence.

  186. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    Betsy is cool.
    She just gets too worked up.
    That gets others worked up.
    And so on and so on…

  187. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Actually you seem to be the one gets who worked up.

    Imo.

  188. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    At least she reacts to things, most in here are too afraid to and it makes for a stale blog at times…

  189. pat August 7th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Berkman on understanding being booed-

    ?It doesn?t bother me, as long as it?s not my wife and kids,? Berkman said before adding that he hadn?t called home yet. ?I don?t know, maybe my daughter is going to say, ?don?t call here until you?re hitting .300.??

  190. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    I get worked up.
    Something wrong with that?

  191. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    @Erica, I am gonna assume you are from NY :P by your handle, you ever heard a place called Gurney Inn, it’s in Montauk, has the nicest beach on the east coast IMO.

  192. Jeremy August 7th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    What is up with this talk about Hughes and not facing the Sox and this being a big series. First of all I thought every series at this point is big. And I have confidence in Hughes right now and I always have.

    Give him the extra rest and let him face Texas. A team that will actually be in the playoffs.

  193. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    Betsy is entitled to her opinions whether or not you agree with them.

  194. m August 7th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    pat,

    Berkman’s got a good sense of humor.

    Was it just me, or was anyone else yelling, “Run, Puma, run!”

  195. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Never said she wasn’t.

  196. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Mick, I’m still here – I’m lurking. I’ve just nothing left to say after that conversation………

  197. Jeremy August 7th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    Erica in NY
    Really ? Met fans just never learn you think they would be humble since their joke of a team will not win a World Series let alone make the playoffs for a long time.

  198. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Mick

    There is nothing wrong about being passionate when it comes to your opinions.

    But.

    Why are you dogging Betsy? You even continue to bring her up after she appears to have left the blog.

  199. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I never found the Hamptons or Montauk to have the beaches like Atlantic Beach. The sand is so white there and gorgeous. Montauk Inn is gorgeous.

  200. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    She is one of the most opinionated people in here and she puts it out there very strongly.
    Stronger than most and she takes things personally when people react just as strongly as she puts it out there.
    She gets into more arguments than anyone here but many people like to argue.
    She is actually good for the blog.

  201. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Rhapsody, I believe in speaking one’s mind; it has never bothered me in the slightest to be in the minority. What does bother me (not that it happened tonight – it didn’t) is when I get attacked for feeling a certain way. At times this blog has a gang mentality; anyone that is less than absolutely confident in this team or in a particular player must be a worry-wart and less than a good fan.

  202. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Rhapsody, you brought her up.
    Don’t play amateur psychologist .

  203. CR9 August 7th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    lol Kenny lofton was inducted into the Indians’ Hall of Fame. That scumbag bad mouthed the Yankees and tried to dissuade CC from signing here.

  204. Jeremy August 7th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    I have no issue with Betsy. It just seems like when Phil has a bad game it’s all doom and gloom but when Buchholz has a bad game it’s all he will be fine and he is a great pitcher.

    Hughes might not be an ace but everyother pitcher not with the Yankees will be one. I just don’t understand putting down good players on the team that you say that you love.

  205. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    The place I loved, but haven’t been to in over 40 years is Fire Island. It is so different and special.

  206. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Mick, I’m still here – I’m lurking. I’ve just nothing left to say after that conversation………
    =================
    Betsy I know you are always lurking :)
    That wasn’t a bad conversation, actually it was a good one. Stimulating. Refreshing.

  207. hardwired7 August 7th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Mo now has a career WHIP of 0.9989.

    Not too shabby.

  208. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Mick, I only take it personally when people get on my case for having an opinion……..and yes, I take it very personally.

    It bugs the crap out of me that SJ calls me on the carpet for certain things and then he says the very same thing………..and then when I mention it to him, he never responds. Today was the perfect example. No, I don’t trust Javy – and it has NOTHING to do with 2004. I’ve said it before today – and he pooh poohed it. Then today he says exactly the same thing. He’s not the only one. He ticks me off that people will kill me for saying the same things that other people do – I won’t take that. If I have to fight everyone on this blog before leaving permanently, I would do that before I sat back and took crap about me personally.

  209. samlevine26 August 7th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Blue Jays = possibly the best spoiler team of all time. They are gonna be huuuge thorns in the sides of the Yanks, Rays and Red Sox.

    twitter: johnandsuzyn

  210. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    Kenny Lofton didn’t have a great experience as a Yankee.

  211. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    # SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I never found the Hamptons or Montauk to have the beaches like Atlantic Beach. The sand is so white there and gorgeous. Montauk Inn is gorgeous.
    ——————————————————
    my friend spent his honeymoon @ Montauk Inn, very very nice. though Gurney’s inn is really nice, just above every room situates on a bluff that overlooks the ocean. Yeah, sand is white and stretch to eternity. I spent my formative summer days there , smoking J and daydreaming.

  212. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    If that’s the case Mick I wonder why you continue to make snide remarks after she doesn’t respond to your posts.

    Kind of like you’d like to keep it going.

    Hey I don’t have a horse in the race but it seems unfair.

  213. Jeremy August 7th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Betsy
    I disagree. If someone didn’t know you and they read your posts they might think that you were a fan of the opposition. I give credit to other players on other team especially when it due. But it seems like you put down players like Hughes when they don’t deserve it. And you prop up the opposition like they are the second coming of Jesus.

  214. m August 7th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Betsy,

    There are some who are just plain mean to you. But there’s no “gang mentality” with the rest. You put something out there, and a lot of us read it the same way.

    I think we respond to what you write, not to you personally.

    I still remember when you first “burst” on to the scene here. I hopped on later, but as usual I went back and read what went on earlier. I asked if you, “Betsy” was for real because what you wrote was so outlandish.

    But, it’s clear now this is who you are. And you do spur a lot of conversation. You’re quite the celebrity in the blogosphere. :)

    If you did a vlog on youtube, youtube would actually pay you. You’d get that many hits!

  215. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Betsy
    Why are you the only one here who gets so animated about things?
    It seems like you are the only one in the internet world who takes things personally (except for GB7, of course).
    This place is insane, nobody’s opinion of you matters here.

  216. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Kind of like you’d like to keep it going.
    ==========Keep what going?
    This is a blog.
    People have discourse here.
    If you don’t like the tone maybe you should leave.

  217. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I meant Gurney’s Inn.

  218. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Mick

    You have a few obsession issues going on from what read.

  219. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    If that’s the case Mick I wonder why you continue to make snide remarks after she doesn’t respond to your posts.
    =======================
    One thing about Betsy, she is responsive.

  220. pat August 7th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    m

    He does seem to have a good sense of humor/sense of self.

    I can forgive him the BP incident and forgive him a slow start but all bets are off if he refers to himself in the third person again.

  221. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    obsession issues
    ==============
    You my friend are a Master Baiter, if you know what I mean.

  222. Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    # SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Cashmoney,

    I meant Gurney’s Inn.
    ———————————————–
    there is also a Montauk Manor i thought you meant that. But yeah, Gurney’s inn is awesome albeit expensive. I sometimes go down there in late April and early May , it’s equally nice since they have heated salt swimming pool.

  223. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Fine Jeremy – you’re entitled to your opinion.

    M, I’m not interested in being a celebrity on this blog and I’m for sure glad that I’m not on You Tube. I respectfully disagree with you – I think there are plenty of people here who only want to read an opinion that the majority shares.

  224. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Fine Jeremy – you’re entitled to your opinion.

    M, I’m not interested in being a celebrity on this blog and I’m for sure glad that I’m not on You Tube. I respectfully disagree with you – I think there are plenty of people here who only want to read an opinion that the majority shares.

  225. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    So nice she said it twice…

  226. RhapsodyInBlue August 7th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Mick

    Maybe you need a dog.

  227. Carlo August 7th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    The entire concept of “being a celebrity” on a blog is funny to me in so many ways.
    First off, people think there is such a thing. As if there are people who come to this site daily to see what one of the posters are saying. Secondly, its so absurd that people truly think others read their material religously, when 99% of the people who come here are only here to hear themselves talk. Blog celebrity, comical.

  228. Jeremy August 7th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    No I think everyone here has different opinions. Some people agree and some people don’t.

  229. m August 7th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    Betsy & Carlo,

    Blogosphere extends past LoHud….

    And Carlo,

    Not everything that’s written on a blog is meant to be taken seriously.

  230. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    its so absurd that people truly think others read their material religously, when 99% of the people who come here are only here to hear themselves talk.
    ===============
    Agreed on the “here to hear themselves talk” part but isn’t twitter here for the followers?

  231. m August 7th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    oh, well. My attempt at humor fell flat.

    But, there is no denying that Betsy is well known.

  232. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Believe this or not, I really believe a lot of people come here to be honest with one another. So honest that at times it is brutal.
    Honesty is missing from a lot of lives and this is a place where you can lay it on the line and get away with it. So be it.

  233. Carlo August 7th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    I didn’t take what you said seriously and I wasn’t even referencing your post in particular. I was merely commenting on the concept of blog celebrities and how absurd it is. If u took it as me disrespecting you, then you misinterpreted my post.

  234. Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    M, I seriously doubt it………..I’m not well known outside of my family, and even within my family, I’m not so well known. Seriously, who the heck knows me? People on this board? That’s it………….

  235. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    As if there are people who come to this site daily to see what one of the posters are saying.
    =======================
    Yes they do.
    And they respond.
    Otherwise we would be talking to ourselves.
    Hold on…wait a minute…

  236. SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Do any of you have pictures in your minds of what you think other people look like

  237. m August 7th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Carlo,

    No disrespect taken. You have to seriously insult me to even get me riled up.

    Betsy,

    I think lots of people know you. Kim Jones, lol. But what about the incident you had this week? That was serious.

  238. mick August 7th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    Do any of you have pictures in your minds of what you think other people look like
    ====================================
    Could you imagine if pictures were mandatory?
    All communication would change.

  239. pat August 8th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    “Honesty is missing from a lot of lives”

    I’d actually like a few more “Yes” people in my life.

  240. m August 8th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    I heard someplace, that people show a lot of their true colors online. In an anonymous atmosphere, your true self shines through.

    SAS,

    lol. When I first started coming here, we talked about anything and everything during the winter. Someone posted “celebrities” that he pictured certain posters to be. That person pictured me as “Mel” from “Alice”. I cracked up. I told him, “Mel is not for Melvin”.

  241. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    # SAS August 7th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    Do any of you have pictures in your minds of what you think other people look like
    —————————————————————————
    Nah, most time I don’t know what gender they are… not that it matters , but no, I personally don’t pic what others might look like.

    except for GB7, i kinda pic a grumpy John Wayne….

  242. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    I’d actually like a few more “Yes” people in my life.
    —————————-
    That’s cryptic.

  243. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    I heard someplace, that people show a lot of their true colors online. In an anonymous atmosphere, your true self shines through.
    —————————–
    kind of like when you drink…not you m, in general

  244. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Yeah, that was serious…………..and not the kind of attention I’m looking for.

    No, I don’t think anyone knows me – and that’s a good thing. Again, who knows me? People on this blog? I spend 85 % of my time here defending myself – either my opinions or, most likely, my character. I’d rather fade into the woodwork, to be honest, then have to keep this up.

  245. SAS August 8th, 2010 at 12:03 am

    m,

    lol

  246. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I’d rather fade into the woodwork, to be honest, then have to keep this up.
    ===================
    Betsy, no offense, why do you keep coming back?

  247. CR9 August 8th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Carlo

    Plenty of people come here solely to read the posts of SJ44 and CB. If there ever were blog celebrities, they’d be it

  248. LGY August 8th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    The Red Sox are 7 games back in the loss column with 51 games to play for them.

    Right now as currently situated they are not remotely in the race.

    If a team 7 games back with 51 to play was named anything else other than the Boston Red Sox, they would be a complete afterthought to the vast majority Yankee fans.

    Yet, because they are the Boston Red Sox and for some reason Yankee fans continue to put that organization on a pedestal they are a threat, they are going to go on a roll, they should be feared.

    And just to add to the Red Sox misery, they just lost their best player this week. So they have to go on a great roll and play incredible baseball the rest of the year without Youkilis.

    At the same time, they have to hope the Rays or Yankees played poorly the rest of the way.

    This is a Yankee team that has not lost more than 3 games in a row at any point this season and people are worried about them collapsing so much that they could lose a 7 game lead with 51 to play?

    The Red Sox playoff odds are 16.7% right now.

    The odds they win the division is 3.5%.

    It is easy to get caught up in well one little streak from them and one bad streak from the Yankees and they are right back in it. But, mathematically with so few games left to play, they are just not a threat.

    They had to sweep this weekend to have a fighting chance. They didn’t.

    Time to forgot about the Red Sox and focus on simply winning the division and locking up HFA.

  249. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    LGY
    Where do you come off talking baseball?

  250. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    # CR9 August 8th, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Carlo

    Plenty of people come here solely to read the posts of SJ44 and CB. If there ever were blog celebrities, they’d be it
    —————————————————————
    most of time , those two are pretty insightful and informative.

  251. CR9 August 8th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    mick

    Did you ever think that it’s not the real Betsy. The real Betsy stayed away from Lohud for a month prior to registration. All of a sudden, “Betsy” shows up right after registration.

    Ive been getting fed up with imposter Betsy. There’s NO WAY real Betsy would think that holding Phil back for the Texas Rangers was a sign of lack of faith in him. no way.

  252. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:09 am

    Um, ok…………

  253. pat August 8th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Cryptic?

    Yes people = people who agree with everything you say instead of telling you what they honestly think.

    I have a husband, kids, in-laws, parents and a boss who all tell me what they honestly think.

  254. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Impostors have been exterminated.
    That’s the real one.

  255. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    and that’s not even remotely true……….I stayed away for a couple of weeks and came back around the time that Hughes was skipped for the first time. This is the real me and everything I said tonight I believe.

  256. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    I have a husband, kids, in-laws, parents and a boss who all tell me what they honestly think.
    ==============
    Now I got ya…

  257. CR9 August 8th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    So you don’t think it’s possible that someone else created the handle “Betsy” upon registration and since the real Betsy hasn’t been back to Lohud in a couple months, she’d have no idea?

  258. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    # mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:10 am

    Impostors have been exterminated.
    That’s the real one.
    ———————————————-
    mick why would anyone wants to impersonate anyone on a baseball blog?

  259. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    # mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    I’d rather fade into the woodwork, to be honest, then have to keep this up.
    ===================
    Betsy, no offense, why do you keep coming back?
    =====================================
    Still thinking that one over Betsy?

  260. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    and how do you know anyone is ‘real’?

  261. LGY August 8th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    mick,

    :lol: I did a really quick skim of this thread but looking at the more recent posts now I am not sure what I got myself into :)

  262. m August 8th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Nobody can stay away for a couple of months. Even if people don’t post, they lurk.

  263. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    So you don’t think it’s possible that someone else created the handle “Betsy” upon registration and since the real Betsy hasn’t been back to Lohud in a couple months, she’d have no idea?
    =======================================
    No. They reserved the more popular bloggers names.
    Plus Betsy can’t stay away for more than a week, it’s impossible.

  264. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    Mick, I have no obligation to answer that and frankly, why the hell do you want to know? Does it matter to you?

  265. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:14 am

    We are all addicts?
    Is that what you are saying ,m?

  266. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Mick, I have no obligation to answer that and frankly, why the hell do you want to know? Does it matter to you?
    =================I knew you would have a tough time answering that, but thought you would anyway, just curious that’s all. As I said, no offense.

  267. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    Why do any of us post here?

  268. CR9 August 8th, 2010 at 12:16 am

    They didn’t reserve the more popular blogger names – aside from SJ44.

    They sent emails the prior day to register – of which I received one. But what if they didn’t email Betsy? Pat M said they didn’t email him, and he’s in the Top 3 best posters on here.

    I know for a fact that this is not the real Betsy. There’s no way she’d say that Buchholz is better than Hughes. She absolutely adores Phil – and rightly so.

  269. Erica in NY August 8th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    @Erica, I am gonna assume you are from NY by your handle, you ever heard a place called Gurney Inn, it’s in Montauk, has the nicest beach on the east coast IMO.
    ************

    I have heard of it.
    But I live on the very west end of Long Island on the south shore

  270. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Why do any of us post here?
    ====================
    Good question.
    I have my theories.

  271. pat August 8th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I was expecting a much better meltdown from Torii to equal a 4 game suspension. I feel a little cheated.

  272. Erica in NY August 8th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    Jeremy August 7th, 2010 at 11:27 pm
    Erica in NY
    Really ? Met fans just never learn you think they would be humble since their joke of a team will not win a World Series let alone make the playoffs for a long time.
    ***********

    Most of them have been well behaved this season, but there is one dude there who is really annoying

  273. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:18 am

    YOu know what? What the hell, I’ll be honest.

    I have no idea why I come back here. When things were smooth, I came here because I found this to be a community where I could hang out with my friends………I still find this to be true, but not as much as before simply because I have fewer friends and more “enemies” to contend with. The fact is, I post here – it doesn’t matter that I can’t figure out why I do.

  274. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:19 am

    I know for a fact that this is not the real Betsy.
    ————————————————-
    You are out of your mind.
    Why do you lie so much?

  275. CR9 August 8th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    mick

    You of all people, the imposter-detector, can’t figure out that it’s a fake?

  276. mick August 8th, 2010 at 12:21 am

    YOu know what? What the hell, I’ll be honest.
    ===============================
    Betsy, and therein lies the answer to the question.
    Good night all, it’s been a pleasure.
    (I will lurk for a minute, don’t talk about me behind my back)

  277. pat August 8th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Betsy

    Not everyone who disagrees with you is an enemy. Sometimes they are friendly dissenters.

  278. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    # Erica in NY August 8th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Cashmoney August 7th, 2010 at 11:25 pm
    @Erica, I am gonna assume you are from NY by your handle, you ever heard a place called Gurney Inn, it’s in Montauk, has the nicest beach on the east coast IMO.
    ************

    I have heard of it.
    But I live on the very west end of Long Island on the south shore
    —————————————————-
    I used to go to Malibu beach by point lookout, have been there for a couple years though.

  279. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    haven’t been.

  280. SAS August 8th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    mick,

    I hope most people have another life beside the blog. I spend time when I could be reading books on here, but I have a real life which is far broader than the blog. Also, the people who comment only during games, I think just want company to watch the game with. They enjoy complaining and no one else in their lives cares enough to listen to them.

    I think there is a group of people who really know baseball and want to discuss parts of the game in a deeper way than they get with others in their lives.

    And I think there are people on here more like me who learn from those who know more about baseball than I will ever know.

  281. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:25 am

    Pat, I’m not referring to those who merely disagree with me, but lately it’s been a lot more contentious for me because, IMO, there are those that are simply intolerant of my opinion. Just read the mean-spirited posts directed at me. Anyway, I’m not Richard Nixon -I don’t think there are enemies lurking behind every corner.

  282. Erica in NY August 8th, 2010 at 12:26 am

    I am just jumping in here because I think Betsy is a nice person and this topic is bordering on ridiculous

    Betsy and I have communicated via e-mail for about a year. We communciated during both our blog-cations and after registration.

    That is 100% the “real” Betsy

  283. CR9 August 8th, 2010 at 12:28 am

    Betsy

    If that’s the real you, what did you say to Phil when you got his autograph?

    If it is the real you, i apologize for attacking your posts recently. I was 100% sure it was an imposter when you made the comment about feeling bad for Buchholz the other night.

    Have a good night all!

    TA!

  284. Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:31 am

    Hi Erica!

    Thanks for confirming what I already knew to be true, that this is the real me.

    May all your dreams contain Sesame Street characters!

  285. Erica in NY August 8th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Betsy August 8th, 2010 at 12:31 am
    Hi Erica!

    Thanks for confirming what I already knew to be true, that this is the real me.

    May all your dreams contain Sesame Street characters!
    **************

    :grin:

    Anytime, Betsy

  286. Erica in NY August 8th, 2010 at 12:35 am

    Anyway-
    Good night Yankee people!

  287. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:38 am

    non sequitur, Pink Floyd (dark side of moon) eerily syncs with Wizard of Oz.

  288. Cashmoney August 8th, 2010 at 12:39 am

    good night

  289. MG August 8th, 2010 at 12:42 am

    Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:39 pm
    Hughes had better get used to pitching in YS………it’s real problem that they have to avoid pitching him here. SJ, this is a guy you think is the #3 pitcher on the staff and you’d rather see Moselely against the Sox? If he’s so good, then you throw him and deal with it.

    Betsy August 7th, 2010 at 9:40 pm
    I think that tells you something about what the Yankees think of Phil and his struggles…….
    ———————————————————–
    it’s called a pitching rotation, Betsy. Moseley is pitching in turn as is Hughes. Did you ever consider that the Yankees want Andy to pitch after AJ when he returns and flopping Hughes and Moseley for no good reason (Texas is just as good, or better than the Sox this year) messes that up after Andy pitches his rehab start?

  290. SAS August 8th, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Good night all, and Betsy have a special good night.

  291. m August 8th, 2010 at 12:45 am

    MG makes a good point. I don’t know if they’ll use Andy’s rehab as an excuse to redo the rotation, but Girardi’s already got his out. He said that Andy will come back when he’s ready, and not necessarily in Moseley’s spot. Others will be pushed back a day if that happens. So, they could theoretically shuffle the rotation a bit when Andy comes back. And just say that it was the way it lined up.

    That sneaky buggah.

  292. hardwired7 August 8th, 2010 at 1:00 am

    Pink Floyd (dark side of moon) eerily syncs with Wizard of Oz

    —————

    to sync it up, start DSOTM on the third roar of the MGM lion.

    it’s possible Roger Waters (w/producer Alan Parsons) used it as a blueprint (though they claim it’s purely coincidental).

    either way, it’s pretty damn cool.

  293. hardwired7 August 8th, 2010 at 1:04 am

    correction: Parsons engineered Dark Side, he didn’t produce it.

  294. Jerkface August 8th, 2010 at 1:11 am

    No one’s opinion could be worth less than CR9′s

  295. Jerkface August 8th, 2010 at 1:28 am

    http://hardballtalk.nbcsports......e-runs.php

    illuminate thyselves and praise Alex

  296. Rich in NJ August 8th, 2010 at 1:37 am

    Amphetamines are probably far more performance enhancing.

  297. samlevine26 August 8th, 2010 at 2:18 am

    How many games with the all-time best spoiler team Blue Jays do we, Rays and Red Sox have left?

    Twitter: johnandsuzyn

  298. Jack Florham August 8th, 2010 at 2:48 am

    This is a test.

  299. KPB August 8th, 2010 at 3:07 am

    What do you think Sterling’s home run call for Berkman will be? I vote for “Sir Lancelot Rides Again.”

  300. m August 8th, 2010 at 3:28 am

    “Sir Lancelot rises from the dead”?

  301. Jerkface August 8th, 2010 at 3:57 am

    Big Puma Pounds One

    Fat Elvis has left the building

  302. Carl August 8th, 2010 at 3:58 am

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

    Video of Montero and Miranda going deep today.

  303. Nick in SF August 8th, 2010 at 6:02 am

    I knew victory was assured! :mad:

  304. BIG AL August 8th, 2010 at 7:43 am

    test

  305. MaineYankee August 8th, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Big Al

    You passed. :lol:

  306. Rich in NJ August 8th, 2010 at 8:40 am

    “What do you think Sterling’s home run call for Berkman would have been?”

    FTFR

  307. 86w183 August 8th, 2010 at 8:49 am

    It is high it is far….it is gone.. Berk-man is the big-man…. but it was foul.

  308. Fondo Motz August 8th, 2010 at 9:02 am

    Just using Lancelot would seem to be the expected call.
    Sterling might do a play on words like “That ball was lanced a lot!”

  309. Fondo Motz August 8th, 2010 at 9:03 am

    Maybe “Puma hit a zoomer”

  310. Madrugador August 8th, 2010 at 9:37 am

    Never liked Joe Buck as an announcer, like him now even less since he injured A-rod.
    Hey, Joe! Get in the booth so I can turn the audio on the TV off and listen to the radio instead!

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