The LoHud Yankees Blog

A New York Yankees blog by Chad Jennings and the staff of The Journal News


No sweat: Yankees clinch postseason

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 28, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees weren’t messing around tonight. Trying to final secure a playoff berth, they started every one of their regulars and sent their very best pitcher to the mound. CC Sabathia delivered. The Yankees ace went 8.1 innings and allowed only three hits in a 6-1 win against the Blue Jays. The Yankees did not have a single RBI hit, but they got seven runners to third base and scored six of them on three sac flies, two ground balls and one bases-loaded walk. They locked up at least a wild card berth into the postseason.

Yankees Blue Jays Baseball

Associated Press photo of Sabathia

Comments

comments

 

Advertisement

331 Responses to “No sweat: Yankees clinch postseason”

  1. raymagnetic September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Yes!!!!!! :)

  2. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    Postseason, here we come!!!

  3. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    There isn’t another team that’s better than the Yankees.

  4. blake September 28th, 2010 at 10:04 pm

    CC steps up…..again.

  5. Yank 97 September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    What hat are they wearing? They make wild card hats too? lol

  6. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Finally!

    Thank you, CC!! What a performance (even though it was absurd that you were out there in the 9th)………….Good stuff from the offense.

    I would hope they don’t have an overwhelming celebration given how they’ve played for weeks (months, actually)

  7. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    I don’t know why I’m happy about another postseason filled with stress and my stomach in knots. LOL!

  8. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:05 pm

    Tabbert – lol. Manny never would have been suspended if he were still with the Sox in 2009. Never.

    ___

    As soon as the final out, I went to NESN to hear their pain. And as expected, they whined about hanging in their despite all their unfortunate injuries! Their pain is my gain! :)

  9. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    CC is not only an Ace

    He is a STUDLY ACE.

  10. Don September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Order has been restored to the Universe.

  11. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 10:03 pm
    CINYCY CLINCHES A PLAYOFF BERTH WITH A WALK OFF HOMER!!! Thats the way it should be done.
    ————————–

    The Japanese Little League team could have won the Central this year… Cincy should enjoy it while it lasts because they are going to get destroyed by San Fran or Philly.

  12. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    “I don’t know why I’m happy about another postseason filled with stress and my stomach in knots. LOL!”

    :lol:

    Two sides of the same coin.

  13. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    Rich, based on what?

  14. talbanese September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    YES!! CC Mr Ace!

  15. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I was reading about the TEX celebration. Josh Hamilton had to stay out of the clubhouse because of the alcohol. That had to be tough for him; not being able to celebrate with the rest of the guys.

  16. raymagnetic September 28th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    “I would hope they don’t have an overwhelming celebration given how they’ve played for weeks (months, actually)”

    :???:

    Wow. Just wow.

    They’ve played so bad that they’ve actually made it into the playoffs. They should really be disappointed in themselves.

  17. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Betsy

    Talent and their record v. comparable competition.

  18. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:07 pm

    Both Texas and Minny are praying they don’t get the Yanks 1st round. There is no team with the potential to be dominant like the Yanks. If they click on all cylinders for 11 games the other teams simply don’t have a chance regardless of how well they play… It’s a scary thought for the opposition. The Yanks really haven’t clicked on full cylinders yet this year… Maybe they are saving it for October!

  19. Ruby Tuesday September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    We Yankees will get swept in the first round.

    It is so obvious.

  20. CB September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Nearly every baseball season – even when you win it all – is a struggle. That’s why seasons like 1998 are so special. They are so rare.

    But even last season there was plenty of struggle. It’s just that most of the struggle occurred in the first part of the season and no other team was as close to as good as the Rays are this season.

    This year the struggles have come the second half of the season. And that’s very different from how this team has generally played over the past 5 years where they are usually better the second half.

    But they are in now. They’ve been playing very tight. Hopefully they can relax and let their talent take over.

    At this point in time get the guys healthy, work out whatever mechanical kinks some players are having and get ready for the start of the post season.

    This team is flawed – but nearly every baseball team is. Every team this season certainly is. And that’s why the games are played on the field.

  21. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Wow, just wow Ray – give me a break. You really think they should have a champagne celebration? Good for you………….

  22. rconn23 September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Great job by C.C tonight.

    Manny Ramirez was a great hitter. Steroids or no steroids.

    There’s no way to gauge how much steroids helps or doesn’t help a player. It’s all conjecture.

    And the Yankees teams had several guys who used too. Glass houses, folks.

  23. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    “This team never had its entire team on the field in 2010″

    Cry me a river, baby, and then drown in it!

    “It’s a legitimate excuse”

    “We had no Jacoby Ellsbury all season”

    WHINE WHINE WHINE WHINE! WHINE WHINE! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!

  24. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    meh, not a fan of the yanks “acting like champions”…. the phillies are a championship team and they celebrated like crazy when they won the division. Nothing wrong with showing excitement out there.

  25. PittsburghYankeeFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    It’s so fun watching a $170 million team play meaningless games at the end of September–from the other side!

    Mo still needs to be straightened out–both balls were smoked. Let him pitch this week like a spring training tune up.

    However, it looks like luck is coming back. Get Andy in shape, and rest everyone else.

  26. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I was reading about the TEX celebration. Josh Hamilton had to stay out of the clubhouse because of the alcohol. That had to be tough for him; not being able to celebrate with the rest of the guys.
    ——————

    The classy thing to do would have been to celebrate with non-alcoholic stuff so he could participate. I don’t know that anybody thought about it before hand, though.

  27. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    Ok, Rich, we disagree – but I hope you’re right.

  28. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:08 pm

    “Wow. Just wow.

    They’ve played so bad that they’ve actually made it into the playoffs. They should really be disappointed in themselves.”

    Ray, you’ve been here long enough to unfortunately expect anything and everything.

    Even on the night they clinch, there will be the need for a few left-handed compliments…

    :roll:

  29. pat September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Laura

    That’s sad. They could have used sparkling non-alcoholic so Hamilton could join the fun.

  30. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    LGY – We agree. CC is a STUDLY ace. A supermodel ace! CC CC CC!!!!

    HAHA @ Orsillo and Reeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeemy!!! HAHA

    WooooHooooooo! Cry a river guys! Nobody ever cried for the 2008 Yankees :)

  31. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Just went to click on this new thread and there were 28 comments. I like that :)
    Awesome game. CC was amazing.

  32. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    CC’s Four Seamer Average Velo

    9/18: 92.68

    9/23: 92.34

    Tonight: 93.67

  33. subwaygirl September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Hugs and kisses to CC. And of course to Mo!

  34. rconn23 September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Ruby Tuesday,

    I know you wanted to see a Yankee collapse so bad and Boston in the playoffs it’s just got to be killing you.

    I can tell your bitterness is eating you up. Your tears are delicious.

  35. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Trish, you have a problem with my comments, you can tell me directly to my “face”. Actually, nevermind, because I don’t need to be lectured by you.

  36. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Betsy

    It doesn’t mean they will win. It means they are good enough to win it all if they play well.

  37. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    “The classy thing to do would have been to celebrate with non-alcoholic stuff so he could participate. I don’t know that anybody thought about it before hand, though.”

    Oh, I bet no one even thought of that. His addiction probably isn’t the first thing on the team’s mind.

  38. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:10 pm

    Rob-

    That is true with the non-alcoholic stuff. But you’re probably right that nobody thought about it before hand. Let’s just hope that they don’t have another chance to celebrate!

  39. NYY fan in NH September 28th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Now does Girardi rest some guys or go for the HFA?… Interesting to see how he handles the rest of the games.

  40. REZ12 September 28th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Couldn’t Hamilton have worn a mask, so he couldn’t see/taste the alcohol?

  41. raymagnetic September 28th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Yes Betsy, I think they should celebrate they fact that they are one of the 8 teams who will be in the playoffs.

    That’s why they play the game. To say they shouldn’t really celebrate because of how they played is silly.

    They have made the playoffs. You have to play pretty damn well to make the playoffs.

  42. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    It wont be Soxtober this year! It will be Soxless playoffs! HAHA! These dirtpiles whining about injuries! Waaaaaaaaaaaaa Waaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa :sniff sniff: BooooooooHoooooooooHoooooooooooooooo The mid-market Red Sox couldnt overcome injuries with their $170 million payroll. Awwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww, I feel so bad for them. If only billionaire John Henry would spend more money!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  43. tyanksfan36 September 28th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Phew. I don’t know if ill be able to watch postseason play this year. Last year I only watched the clinching games of the ALDS and ALCS and World Series. I wouldve watched more but I get wayyy too nervous. I definitely had a huge #27 celebration and I’m looking forward to another #28 win.

  44. blackaccord September 28th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    hurray to the yanks for clinching post season berth… CC was outstanding and if he has another great playoff run, we are talking back to back championships… I pick berkman to have a great postseason just because he’s a good guy and so he gets a good contract with someone next year.. Last word.. Sox suck big time.. Injuries or no injuries, they are the 3rd best team in the AL east.. Go yanks…

  45. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    the rays got t shirts and hats after tonights win…. what exactly would they say? they have not won the division or the wild card yet. lol

  46. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I want a pair of Official Champagne Goggles.

  47. Red Lobster September 28th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    Nobody cares about the game highlights… show is the celebration!!

  48. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:12 pm

    I agree with that, Rich.

    Anyway, it will be interesting to see what Joe does. I think CC needs to pitch a few innings in Boston – same with Phil.

    Mo still not the same………….that could be their biggest problem.

  49. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Now I can insult all the Red Sox I want without any fear of reprisal or retribution. Scott Atchison is a criminal of the worst kind!!! WOOOOOHOOOOO! It feels great to say it!!!!!!

  50. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    The Yankees should go and flagellate themselves in the clubhouse.

    They need to be punished for clinching a playoff spot.

  51. blackaccord September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    http://www.bostondirtdogs.com/ says it all… :))

  52. Nick in SF September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Just be thankful Ron Washington didn’t plan the celebration? :?

  53. Yanksgal07 September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    It’s a good game ..clinched playoffs and people still are griping ..totally amazing …

    Great job by CC …Congrats Yanks …people who don’t play have no clue how hard it is to do it day in and day out ..especially to repeat. Win or lose I’ll always LOVE MY YANKS !!!

    Go Yankees 2010 !!

  54. CB September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    It wasn’t as easy as it looked like it was going to be but the important thing is that they qualified and still did so largely on their terms.

    They left themselves with the cushion needed to arrange the rotation as they want, rest players that are nicked up and continue to let players working on the form of their game to get some reps.

    Making the playoffs is not nearly as easy as this team has made it look over the past 15 years. They should be celebrating. Well done of for the club.

  55. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Honestly, I didn’t expect them to have a champagne celebration. They usually see this type of clinching as just the first step in the long process ahead. I would have expected the champagne after the division was decided.

  56. Carl September 28th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    40 wins in 2 years for CC. Amazing.

  57. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    # blackaccord September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    http://www.bostondirtdogs.com/ says it all… :) )

    LOL thanks.

  58. pat September 28th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Champagne is spraying in Toronto

  59. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    I guess $170 million doesnt buy what it used to!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I hope the Red Sox walk off against us in the final game of the season – if that game holds no bearing to the AL East race.

    The call can be:

    “And the RED SAAAAAWX walk off without a playoff berth”

  60. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Post game on Yes

  61. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:14 pm

    Russ Salzberg is a dope.

  62. Erica in NY September 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Playoffs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  63. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    So they’re celebrating.

    Cool.

    I do hate when these guys just drone on though. I want to see the party!

  64. Red Lobster September 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    “Scott Atchison is a criminal of the worst kind!!! ”

    That, he is.

    The guy was a nobody before he came to the Sox (wasn’t in the majors since 2007) and then he goes there and becomes decent… a la Bill Mueler. Nothing before he got there, nothing after he left!!

  65. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Nick in SF September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm
    Just be thankful Ron Washington didn’t plan the celebration?
    ————————-

    Too soon….

    Cal looks good ;)

  66. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 10:15 pm

    Dwelling on the past month is the last thing this team should do.

    What good does that do?

    Now that they are in the playoffs the only thing that matters is how they play going forward.

  67. JobaTipsHisCap September 28th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    Joba?

  68. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    “Just be thankful Ron Washington didn’t plan the celebration?”

    LMAO!!

  69. Joe from Long Island September 28th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    CB – as you so frequently do, you gave a terrific summary to things.

  70. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    It’s so funny how the guys that do the least always celebrate the most. Cervelli, Mitre and Gaudin, the AAA guys.

  71. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    WooooooooooooooHoooooooooooooooooo And the Red Sox walk off with a win!!!!!!!!

    I love the devastation in their voices. To hear them whine about injuries. They nevah had their full team in 2010. WaaaaWaaaWaaaaWaaaaaWaaaaaaa

  72. Fran the original September 28th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    Awesome job by CC tonight to lock down a playoff spot,

    Congratulations to the Yankees.

  73. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    I love CC.

  74. CB September 28th, 2010 at 10:17 pm

    “CC’s Four Seamer Average Velo

    9/18: 92.68

    9/23: 92.34

    Tonight: 93.67″

    The biggest thing between CC tonight and last start was the velocity and life on his ball when he worked out of the stretch. His velocity dropped quite a bit last game when he worked out of the stretch. He wasn’t working out of the stretch nearly as much but his fastball looked much better when he couldn’t rely on his full wind up.

    That 120 pitch, high stress game in Tampa took something out of him. It was good to see him arm bounce back tonight.

  75. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Because someone is upset that the Yankees hit a will does not mean the Yankees didn’t play their hearts out and try their best. And it’s a tribute to any team to be one of the elite 8. You bet they should celebrate. Let them celebrate in spades!

  76. tampa yankee fan September 28th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Way to go Yanks!!

  77. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    “It’s so funny how the guys that do the least always celebrate the most. Cervelli, Mitre and Gaudin, the AAA guys.”

    Free money!

  78. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    I’m diggin the generic “Playoffs 2010″ hats. :lol:

  79. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    Red Lobster – WOOOHOOOO!!! HAHAHA!!! Orsillo pronounced his name all year AtchiTson. I couldnt stand it. The guy looks like he is 50 years old! I hate the guy with a passion that knows no bounds!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  80. pat September 28th, 2010 at 10:18 pm

    wallacematthews Girardi on Pettitte start tom’w: I don’t think so. I’m leaning toward not.

  81. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    “Dwelling on the past month is the last thing this team should do.

    What good does that do?

    Now that they are in the playoffs the only thing that matters is how they play going forward.”

    Absolutely.

  82. Brock September 28th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    I am so happy that they finally wrapped up the postseason berth.

    C.C. has been worth every penny that they are paying him.

    Let’s just hope this team can lighten up now and do some damage in the playoffs.

  83. Rob B September 28th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    # Laura – I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    Honestly, I didn’t expect them to have a champagne celebration. They usually see this type of clinching as just the first step in the long process ahead. I would have expected the champagne after the division was decided.
    —–

    But if they don’t win the division, then do they celebrate? It would seem anti-climactic if they did it at that time.

    “Gee, we just got eliminated from winning the division. Let’s celebrate our wild card clinching victory from a few days go. Yay.”

  84. Pat M. September 28th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Well glad that’s over, as it’s been a bumpy ride the past few weeks….I need just 1 more win to nail down the overs…….Betsy, try to just enjoy the sigh of relief for now

  85. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Who’ wearing the bright red poncho?

  86. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    ““It’s so funny how the guys that do the least always celebrate the most.”

    It was like that last year as well.

  87. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Trisha – Are you watching the NESN telecast?

  88. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Congratualtions to the team.

    Through thick and thin, some of us never wavered in our beleif in the team.
    Some ardent fans questioned if they were motivated to win, but it is in the past.

    Let us all enjoy the rest of the season.
    Hopefully we do not have to read the stupid comments like “they will not win a single game in the 9-game road trip” or “fire Girardi on the spot”.

    Now Girardi will do more of resting his players and make them ready for the playoffs.
    We wiil win the WS and Alex will have another monsterous playoffs.

  89. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    “It’s so funny how the guys that do the least always celebrate the most. Cervelli, Mitre and Gaudin, the AAA guys.”

    Every Yankee player has contributed to this moment. Let them all celebrate.

  90. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    Well they say we will go as far as our starting pitching. I think we will be able to count on CC, Hughes, and Andy. After that Joe will have to either take his chances with AJ or cobble starts. I’m not adverse to cobbling starts.
    =================

    Well that one is a give in as that is all we got, so this is where the praying comes in. Someone needs to step up from the remaining cast.

    Joba of late has been OK, overall he stinks with his 4.50 ERA. You can’t count on the guy. If you would put your ‘pom poms’ away for a minute you would see and know that both Robertson and Wood are ahead of him in the BP pecking order. All he is now ia a middle reliever who is inconsistent.

  91. Don September 28th, 2010 at 10:20 pm

    If the Red Sox would have prevented more runs they would have won.

  92. m September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    They clinched?! How are they celebrating?

    As for Hamilton, yes, the classy thing would be to have non-alcoholic beverages all around.

    BUT, he is having to go overboard because of his own transgression last year when he allowed himself to be photographed with those young co-eds in a bar.

    So, not really boo-hooing for him because he made his own bed.

  93. Laura - I Bleed Blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    But if they don’t win the division, then do they celebrate? It would seem anti-climactic if they did it at that time.

    “Gee, we just got eliminated from winning the division. Let’s celebrate our wild card clinching victory from a few days go. Yay.”

    ******

    Point well taken. It has to be such a relief to have this over with. Makes sense to have a good time.

  94. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    “Trisha – Are you watching the NESN telecast?”

    :)

    Should I be? I will right now.

  95. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    That was funny…

  96. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    That’s the Jeter equivalent of being pied.

  97. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    The AAA guys just got Jeter…..

  98. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Now that’s a mistake for Andy not to pitch – he’s had two starts since returning and he’s obviously rusty.

    Pat M, I do just feel relief, lol

  99. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:21 pm

    Don – But they had injuries! They never fielded their full team all season. No other team in the history of baseball has suffered injuries like this year’s Red Sox team had. :)

  100. blake September 28th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    In addition to clinching a spot in the playoffs the Yankees played a really solid game tonight, the type of game they will need to play to win in the postseason…..good pitching, timely and situational hitting and good defense.

  101. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Champagne Supernova!

  102. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    Trisha – No. It’s not worth it now. You already missed it. They were whining about the bad luck they suffered this year due to injuries. It was rather funny.

  103. Tabbert September 28th, 2010 at 10:22 pm

    the great thing about clinching is we get to turn the page on 162 games. Nothing matters anymore…. yanks only have to win 11 more games ( playoffs)

  104. Eric UWS September 28th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    WHOEVER SAID CC SABATHIA WAS NOT AN ACE LAST WEEK NEEDS TO NEVER POST IN THIS FORUM EVER AGAIN

    Sorry for the caps, but it HAD to be said.

    Now lets go win the World Series.

  105. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    “If you would put your ‘pom poms’ away for a minute you would see and know that both Robertson and Wood are ahead of him in the BP pecking order. All he is now ia a middle reliever who is inconsistent.”

    Grow up. I don’t care who’s ahead of him. As long as he keeps contributing I have his back. Try it. It’s character building.

  106. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    We need a Swish interview. He must be going crazy in there. Enough of Bob and Jack talking about nothing. Show the celebration!!!

  107. Ruby Tuesday September 28th, 2010 at 10:23 pm

    I am more than glad that we are going to the playoffs.

    But I have prepared myself for their quick exit in the first round.

    I hope you have, too.

  108. blake September 28th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    I hope they throw Nova tomorrow…I’d like to see him one more time

  109. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    A Pete Abe retweet

    RT @jonmorosi: The #RedSox and #Rangers entered tonight with the same record. But I don’t suppose #Boston fans take much solace in that about 2 hours ago via TweetDeck

    ___

    But nobody cared that the 2008 Yankees had a better record than the 2008 AL Central winning team! :lol:

  110. Ross September 28th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Goodness! Can we all exhale now?

    At least we didn’t have to ‘back in’, via a loss by someone else.

    Congratulations to everyone who worked so hard – now the REAL season begins!

  111. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 10:24 pm

    Nice celebration!

    It is fun to see the younger players really enjoy.

  112. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Joba has been much better than OK the past 2 months.

    Everyone knows he was awful for most of the season, but downplaying how he has pitched recently just discredits your point.

  113. SJ44 September 28th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    Why would they not celebrate?

    Making the post-season is a big deal.

    They deserve to celebrate.

    If you can’t celebrate making the post-season, than playing in NY is no different than playing for all of the other teams that don’t make the playoffs.

    The WORST thing about the “Winning the World Series or the season is a failure” credo is, it makes too many fans unappreciative of just how hard it is to make the playoffs.

    If you think it’s easy to make the post-season, ask the Red Sox.

    They have missed the playoffs twice in the last five years.

  114. BTX September 28th, 2010 at 10:25 pm

    WOOO HOOOO. Congrats!!!!!

    No playoffs for Boston!!!!! After the Celtics Game 7 collapse and Bruins choke in the summer…. this was a delightful beginning to the fall!!!!

    No playoffs for Boston!!! No playoffs for Peter Gammons, Nick Cafardo, Pete Abe, Massarrotti, Bill Belichick, Patriot Simms, Tommy Heinson, Kendrick Perkins, Tommy Heinson, Don Orsillo, Jerry Remmy, Bill Mueller, Kevin Millar, Nomar, Jon Papelbon, Jim Callis, Keith Law, Boston Olney, Dropkick Murphy, Stephen King, Bill Simmons, Peter King, Jayson Stark, Jon Heyman, Chad Finn, David Ortiz, Michael Weiner, David Stern, Bud Selig, Joe West, Tim McCllenend, Angel Hernandez, Jim Nantz, Joe Buck, Tom Verducci, Jon Henry, Peter King, Ben Affleck, Danny Nava, Steroid criminal Ron McDonald, Schilling, WEEI, Paul Pierce WOO HOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ENJOY IT EVERYONE!!!

  115. BTX September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    lol @ MY9 still showing game highlights

  116. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    “Congratualtions to the team.

    Through thick and thin, some of us never wavered in our beleif in the team.”

    BBFan, you never wavered. I have really enjoyed being on the same team with you and the others here who dodged arrows whenever the Yankees lost games.

    Faith rewarded is such a sweet thing.

    28, here we come!

  117. jonnycat September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Jeter, what the hey does it take to make you smile and enjoy yourself. Lighten up man! Be young sometimes…

  118. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    “They have missed the playoffs twice in the last five years.” Even with their outrageous payroll!! Wait, nevermind, they’re a mid-market team!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

  119. CB September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    “40 wins in 2 years for CC. Amazing.”

    And don’t forget – 467 innings.

    40 wins and 467 innings. That is unreal in the contemporary game.

    467 innings. That’s roughly 16% of all of the innings the team has needed to throw over the past two regular seasons.

    One guy did all that for this franchise.

    And that doesn’t even include last post season.

    Think about how much and for how long he had to throw the ball at an extremely high level in 2009. Look at how it may have affected the other pitchers on the yankees – Andy gets hurt and AJ is horrible.

    CC threw 230 innings in 2009. Then the post season.

    He’s now thrown 237 innings this season. He’s thrown even more innings this season after all of the stress of last season.

    Just can’t say enough about him.

  120. Vineyard Yankee September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    Trisha:

    ‘I think the team should have a champagne toast on the field in Boston this weekend. Just to stick it to that nasty team’. Let’s go CC!!

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

    Huh ? ? What ? ? To incite a riot and get someone else hurt. Pointless childish games that the Yankees don’t play. Have you been drinking ?

  121. Carl September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    # BTX September 28th, 2010 at 10:26 pm

    lol @ MY9 still showing game highlights

    Go to yesnetwork

  122. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    BTX – HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAH

    The criminals did not have enough run prevention!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  123. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:27 pm

    “Everyone knows he was awful for most of the season, but downplaying how he has pitched recently just discredits your point.”

    And what is my point? Why don’t you tell me.

  124. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:28 pm

    “Huh ? ? What ? ? To incite a riot and get someone else hurt. Pointless childish games that the Yankees don’t play. Have you been drinking ?”

    He was joking.

  125. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    I never said it was easy to make the playoffs…………..and I’m not one of those fans you’re referring to.

  126. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    LGY, sorry I misread what you wrote.

    Good point you made!

    :)

  127. Hurricane K September 28th, 2010 at 10:29 pm

    Now, the real season can begin.

  128. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Steroid Criminal McDonald! Ron McDonald E I E I O. And on that farm, the Red Sox missed the playoffs E I E I O!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  129. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:30 pm

    Oh yeah, this one is for you boss.

    :(

  130. rb from LI September 28th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    http://shop.mlb.com/product/in.....p=10756575

    Playoff caps. Actually kind of cool.

  131. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Time to turn back to NESN and listen to their devastation! Before I forget, Jed Lowrie is a criminal of the worst kind!

  132. lil m September 28th, 2010 at 10:31 pm

    Yankees in the postseason!!!!!!! Awesome!!!

  133. lil m September 28th, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    Carsten Charles is the man!!

  134. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    The AAA guys are going crazy!!!

  135. CB September 28th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    “The WORST thing about the “Winning the World Series or the season is a failure” credo is, it makes too many fans unappreciative of just how hard it is to make the playoffs. ”

    It’s so true. Jeter just said it – making the playoffs is the hardest part. And by that I think he means that the season is just so long and so difficult that it’s a major accomplishment just to get to the postseason when the vast majority of teams won’t.

    But too many yankee fans have just come to expect making the post season as an automatic note that isn’t really an achievement. The expectations are just impossible to meet. There’s an upper boundary of expectation that makes disappointment and unhappiness the only possible direction things can head in.

    The guys in the locker room sound thrilled. And there are guys in there who have made the playoffs 10+ times. And even they are thrilled.

  136. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    CC ended with 21-7 record and 3.18 era.
    Will he win Cy Young? I hope he does.
    In spite all the other measures Felix is still has a .500 record.

  137. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Trisha – He lived an extraordinary life. There should be nothing but smiles about GMS III. An extraordinary man. Kind of fitting, though, with you mourning him. An extraordinary fan mourning an extraordinary man!

  138. Pat M. September 28th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    CB……In the old days he’d be referred to as a ” Horse”

  139. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    Go Swish!!! Tell everyone who the cy young award winner is!!!

  140. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Swisher:

    Anyone who doesn’t vote CC for Cy Young is stupid!

  141. m September 28th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    How did the Rays celebrate? Or were they already in? They must’ve been in because they have one less loss than us?

  142. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Darn – Andy not pitching tomorrow

  143. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Andy is wearing a hip hip Jorge shirt..lol I hate when the fans scream that.

  144. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Andy is wearing a hip hip Jorge shirt..lol I hate when the fans scream that.

  145. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    “……In the old days he’d be referred to as a ” Horse””

    I just used that word on another site. It defines CC.

  146. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    Pettitte has a “Hip Hip Jorge” shirt on…

  147. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:36 pm

    User Image
    99Slobra wrote:
    I can’t help but laugh any time a Yankee fan brings up Nick Johnson’s injury in comparison to what the Red Sox have gone through.

    HAHA at this whining buffoon!

  148. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    It looks like everyone interviewed by Kim is being drowned :)

  149. Trevor September 28th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Every team is celebrating the same.

  150. ZMAN September 28th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Rumolo Sanchez is Hughes. He is bigger than Albaladejo.

  151. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    These kids are hysterical!!! Loving that.

  152. Nick in SF September 28th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The Rays celebrated by high-fiving their fan.

  153. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    CC is an Iron Horse……………

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Doreen, I know you will understand this. I was just listening to Swish and watching the guys in the clubhouse celebrate and it really brought tears of appreciation to my eyes. Nobody knows better than those guys the adversity they faced this season, the tough times they went through, the times they went out there and played their hearts out and just didn’t get the job done, but they hung tough and kept the faith. They believed in themselves and in each other, and they once again made the postseason.

    I know you have to feel really good in your heart that you kept that same belief, no matter how bad things may have looked to others.

    They are really our heroes, our guys.

    And congratulations to Joe Girardi for guiding them through a lot of potholes and still delivering them to the finish line.

    I LIVE FOR THIS!

  155. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    Doreen, I know you will understand this. I was just listening to Swish and watching the guys in the clubhouse celebrate and it really brought tears of appreciation to my eyes. Nobody knows better than those guys the adversity they faced this season, the tough times they went through, the times they went out there and played their hearts out and just didn’t get the job done, but they hung tough and kept the faith. They believed in themselves and in each other, and they once again made the postseason.

    I know you have to feel really good in your heart that you kept that same belief, no matter how bad things may have looked to others.

    They are really our heroes, our guys.

    And congratulations to Joe Girardi for guiding them through a lot of potholes and still delivering them to the finish line.

    I LIVE FOR THIS!

  156. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    It looks like Andy might start game 2. If he starts on Saturday then he would be lined up for game 2. Of course he can start on Sunday and then have an extra day. No matter what AJ shouldn’t be involved. I think the rotation should be CC, Hughes, Andy.

  157. ZMAN September 28th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    CR9,

    And let’s not forget Bill Hall!

  158. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    LOL Nick…………

  159. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Thanks for remind me! That dirtpile Bill Hall had the audacity to steal 2 bases on Mariano Rivera. Criminal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  160. Jim September 28th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    # Nick in SF September 28th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The Rays celebrated by high-fiving their fan.
    ——–
    Hilarious!

  161. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    CR9, you really are a good guy, even though you have your moments. I guess we all do.

    :)

  162. ET September 28th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    In order to grieve their elimination, Clay Buchholz has left U.S. Cellular Field and is on his way to the Best Buy on Michigan Avenue.

  163. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Vazquez gets to take the mound tomorrow lol

  164. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:41 pm

    Andy should pitch game 2 so he can pitch game 5, but that would leave Phil in game 3 if we’re down 2-0…………….They should not use a 4 man rotation; it’s not necessary. That said, even if they named AJ as the #4, it’s doubtful he’d pitch. Down 2-1 it would be CC; up 2-1 it would probably be CC

  165. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    “Vazquez gets to take the mound tomorrow lol”

    At least it won’t be Gaudin…

  166. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Thanks Trisha.
    You have been one of the most positive posters here.
    I am truly amazed at your tenacity in keeping your sanity and holding your postion when so many mindless posters were attacking you especially when the team was going thru some tough times last three weeks or so.

    Now on to playoffs.
    We will make them win WS with our positive reinforcement :)

  167. m September 28th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    So, I was wracking my brain today on the road trying to think who was winning the NL Central because you never hear anything of it. I was thinking to myself that if it’s not the Cardinals, that’s outright embarrassing. With Pujols, Holiday, that pitching staff? That division? Just saw that the Reds clinched, too. Kudos to them, they’ve been down for a long time.

  168. Jim September 28th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    who are the kids dousing everyone. I remember it used to be Melky and Cano leading the charge. Now it seems like Pena and Nunez, who were the others? Mosely I think was one.

  169. Trevor September 28th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    “Anyone who doesn’t think CC is the Cy Young winner is stupid.”

    Swisher speaks the truth.

  170. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    “How did the Rays celebrate? Or were they already in? They must’ve been in because they have one less loss than us?”

    mel, it was pretty nice. They celebrated out on the field and all of the fans had come down and some of the Rays stood on top of their dugout and shook hands with them. Other Rays walked the perimiter of the field, high fiving with the fans. I was happy to see that a pretty nice number of fans gravitated toward the front of the stands and the players interacted with them.

  171. Nick in SF September 28th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    “CR9, you really are a good guy, even though you have your moments.”

    What does this mean vis-a-vis the international criminal manhunt? Is there a statute of limitations on serial murder?

    I thought the authorities were tracking him down even as he hunted down his next round of victims (us! :shock: ).

  172. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Girardi actually just laughed and smiled. Unfortunately that was probably the 1st time he did that this month. Now he can lay off the valiums until next week.

  173. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:44 pm

    Trisha – No, not really. Im a hateful person – that’s the thing I wish I could change about myself…and am trying. But thanks for the kind words anyway :)

    Ive now got a week to rest up and be prepared for another grueling month! Im gettin’ too old for this!

  174. pat September 28th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Hughes- “we weren’t worried at all but you guys (the media) were.”

    Hughes- “This never gets old”
    Kim- “It shouldn’t you’re like 12 years old.”

  175. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:45 pm

    Doreen, GB, CB,

    You too deserve lot of credit for being so postive and making intelligent arguments with some of the perennial whiners and worrywarts.

  176. Rich in NJ September 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    “Kim- “It shouldn’t you’re like 12 years old.””

    So Kim doesn’t like younger men?

  177. Chase September 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Hahaha Phil just got owned!

  178. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    “Now on to playoffs.
    We will make them win WS with our positive reinforcement”

    BBFan, the strength of the positivity of team optimism here definitely will wash out any negative vibes. You KNOW we are going to propel them to number 28!

    God bless you too for keeping the faith in the face of some tough opposition.

    :)

  179. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Pat, I heard that – Phil’s right,lol. Swish and a bunch of other guys got him and got him good, lol

  180. Red Lobster September 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    “No playoffs for Boston!!!!! After the Celtics Game 7 collapse and Bruins choke in the summer…. this was a delightful beginning to the fall!!!!”

    How eloquently put! Please post more!

  181. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    Nick – LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOHOOOOOOOO!!!

    For your own peace of mind, my only victims will be Boston fans/players or umpires!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WOOOHOOOO!!!! First on my list is a toss up between Peter Gammons and Stephen King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  182. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:46 pm

    At least it won’t be Gaudin…
    ——

    Don’t worry he will be the 1st one out of the bullpen after Vazquez gets bombed. Probably around the 3rd inning. Any bets on how many homeruns Vazquez gives up tomorrow? lol

  183. Red Lobster September 28th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Amazing looking at that CY Young list… CC’s ERA is at least .20 points higher than the next highest on the list (Lester at 2.96)

    Some great candidates this year.

  184. Jim September 28th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Girardi rested a lot of his players down the stretch, as a former catcher, he knows the value of fresh legs come playoff time. Yet another year that Girardi didn’t panic by opening himself up to second guessing by not burning out his starters and bullpen in pursuit of the inevitable. Pretty impressive especially seeing how the manager across town has panicked in season’s past when the same situation presented itself.

  185. m September 28th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    Kim with the cougar humor. :)

    trisha,

    So, basically Nick wasn’t joking?

  186. pat September 28th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    ?No playoffs for Boston!!!!!”

    The MT curse perhaps?

  187. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “Trisha – No, not really. Im a hateful person – that’s the thing I wish I could change about myself…and am trying. But thanks for the kind words anyway

    Ive now got a week to rest up and be prepared for another grueling month! Im gettin’ too old for this!”

    CR9 – you know how I am with people who are trying. If I celebrate the Yanks for trying, how can I not give you the same credit. Just keep up the good work.

    :)

  188. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    mel, I didn’t see what Nick said. If he said they were interacting with the fans, they definitely were.

  189. Red Lobster September 28th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    “First on my list is a toss up between Peter Gammons and Stephen King!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!”

    Good choices!

    I’ll go with either Bill Simmons, Pete Abe, or Jerry Remy

    I was going to go with Kendrick Perkins… but he had enough to deal with this year already :lol:

  190. sandman September 28th, 2010 at 10:48 pm

    hey guys is it likely that Arod might be in the voting for a gold glove this year?

  191. Nick in SF September 28th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    The best humor is based on truth.

  192. Yanks78 September 28th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    I think CR9 is more excited about the playoff berth than the players are LOL

  193. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    The kids did not have the courage to douse Girardi when he was speaking with Kim. But they got at Hughes later.

  194. Jim September 28th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    Who is that really big guy in the hit squad? Royce Ring?

  195. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    I don’t care who wins the Cy Young or MVP. The Yanks can win the ALCS and WS awards. The pitcher that probably deserves the award most is Jon Lester. For a left hander to put up those kinds of numbers in that ballpark is just outstanding.

    Singleton kept bringing up the Yankee defense. Imagine what it would look like had the catchers and pitchers not made so many errors. 10 errors by the pitching staff and another 19 by the catchers along with 5 by the infield utility players. Just 25 errors from their main infielders and outfielders. The range might not be what some other teams have, but, they don’t make errors on what they get to. Having range is fine, but, when your percentage of errors go up, all the range in the world doesn’t help much. Overall, the lowest error total in baseball.

  196. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    trisha -

    You have to appreciate this, don’t you? We get a thimbleful of the experience they go through and it HAS been a tough 2nd half and I know we don’t know the half of it. It looks like Joe G hasn’t slept in a month and I hope he has a good night’s rest tonight.

    I’m happy for the team. I love watching this. I love seeing the young kids go nuts and the older experienced guys indulge them happily.

    Can’t wait for the rest of it!

  197. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:50 pm

    “What does this mean vis-a-vis the international criminal manhunt? Is there a statute of limitations on serial murder?

    I thought the authorities were tracking him down even as he hunted down his next round of victims (us! ).”

    :)

    It appears he is trying to change. I don’t think I’m being duped, though it wouldn’t be the first time! Part of being trusting is getting whammed every once in a while.

  198. Jim September 28th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    The kids did not have the courage to douse Girardi when he was speaking with Kim.

    ———–
    I think Melky led the charge to get Girardi last year. Word gets out.

  199. Yanks78 September 28th, 2010 at 10:51 pm

    They are playing Keri Hilson in the background? :?

  200. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Red Lobster – LOL! Bill Simmons isnt worth my time, Pete Abe is a worthless dirtpile, and Jerry Remy is a fat pig.

    Peter Gammons or Stephen King, that’s my top 2!

    Cant argue with ya, Nick!!!!!!!!!!!!! You’re right!!!!!!!!!!

    Yanks78 – Im more excited at the current moment that the Sox are out of it. Though there remains some concern that some new rule will be instituted to gift the Sox a playoff berth anyways ;)

  201. I Like Inge September 28th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Damn Robbie is styling… he’s going to do good with the ladies tonight

  202. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    “Girardi rested a lot of his players down the stretch, as a former catcher, he knows the value of fresh legs come playoff time. Yet another year that Girardi didn’t panic by opening himself up to second guessing by not burning out his starters and bullpen in pursuit of the inevitable. Pretty impressive especially seeing how the manager across town has panicked in season’s past when the same situation presented itself”

    Very well said Jim.

  203. Jim September 28th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    No one got Robbie? Who deserved it more than him?

  204. pat September 28th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Girardi was smart enough to interview with Kim after the tarps had been taken off the lockers.

  205. ericns1 September 28th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Whew – now for # 28!!

  206. Yanks78 September 28th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    My list would be

    Bill Bellichick
    Dennis Eckeserley
    and Ben Affleck

  207. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    Now Swish and Cano better get tomorrow off. With Thursday being an off day 2 days will be great for those guys.

  208. antisocial scrooge September 28th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    i’d like to point out to all red sox fans who may read this, you have clinched too. clinched failure.

  209. pat September 28th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    All 6 Yankees runs scored on something other than a hit. HR haters rejoice!

  210. hman23 September 28th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I would be surprised in Girardi used a three-man rotation this year.

  211. RadioKev September 28th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    That’s hilarious

  212. tyanksfan36 September 28th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Man I wish I could watch the celebration. I could get the YES Network but I don’t pay the cable bill, don’t think the ‘rents would appreciate that hefty charge. Ill have to look for it on yankee videos or something.

  213. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    Cant argue with Bill Belichick, but the thing about Gammons and King that push me over the edge is that they both look like shriveled corpses. Why? Because they have dedicated their entire lives to licking Boston clean, and thus look the way they do.

  214. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    BBFan, I didn’t enumerate posters because I didn’t want to leave anyone out, but there were quite a number who kept the faith here without wavering. Pat M, Doreen, mel, ac1, LGY, GB for sure (that’s after I said I didn’t want to enumerate.)

    If I left anyone out, please add yourself to this list. I’m sure I will think of more later. The point is that holding fast to that belief wasn’t always easy a thing to do in the face of a constant barrage of criticism from others who didn’t quite see it the same way.

    Anyway, we’ve been rewarded beautifully.

    ONWARD AND UPWARD!!!

  215. Melk Man September 28th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    I think fans would prefer the YES cameras to go around the room and capture the celebration with different people, rather than showing us interviews with dry players.

    Thank god the Latin contingent interrupted most of the interviews or we would have never seen the important parts of the celebration!

  216. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Nice to point up a good job by an umpire. fair is fair. :)

  217. Jim September 28th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Swish was a real gamer down the stretch, playing balls to the wall with a noticeable limp and contributing a dozen clutch hits in the process. Cano may be the MVP of the league but Swisher is the MVP of the 2010 Yankees.

  218. BTX September 28th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    And the other criminal, Dan Bard, just blew the save in Chi-Town :lol:

    Great night all around.

  219. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Time to pick up another poison ivy prescription. (I guess I should say anti-poison ivy prescription.)

    Later y’all.

  220. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Cano said he got into it (but off camera), but wanted to change quickly into dry clothes so he doesn’t get sick. He said it was cold in there.

  221. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Yeppers. Gotta remember Mark Carlson! What a great performance by him today. He can expect to miss the postseason cut for his fairness tonight and be FIRED in the offseason! Thanks Carlson, if we lost tonight with CC, it would have been nerve-wracking time tomorrow!

  222. BTX September 28th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    CR9,

    Excellent choices. At least Gammons gets paid for a living to slurping Boston. Stephen King is supposed to be an accomplished author, yet he slurps them for the fun of it

  223. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I just got an email from mlb…CC ya in the Postseason lol

  224. Yanks78 September 28th, 2010 at 10:59 pm

    Our next objective is to bean Bill Hall and Ryan Kalish for having the nerve to steal against Mariano like he was some dirtpile, like Scott Achitson.

  225. Pat M. September 28th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Such a positive and festive vibe here tonight….Shame we can’t just bottle it……It’d come in handy in a few weeks

  226. Captain Clutch September 28th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Dan Bard, just blew the save in Chi-Town
    ———-

    In english Bard=Farnsworth. It also doesn’t help that Francona pitches him everyday.

  227. BBFan September 28th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    “Girardi was smart enough to interview with Kim after the tarps had been taken off the lockers”

    Hughes was doused later. May be it was recorded earlier.

  228. Melk Man September 28th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    CR9,

    They are going to assign us Angel Hernandez, Bob Davidson, Tim McCelland, and Joe West in the playoffs.

  229. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    Yanks78 – If I didnt have a fear of injury in a brawl right before the playoffs, Id be all for drilling Hall and Kalish right in the ……

    But I really dont want any controversy heading into the playoffs. Winning the World Series is by far more important than drilling a bunch of HEINOUS CRIMINALS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  230. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I wouldnt be surprised Melk. I expect it. But the Yankees are just going to have to stand up in the face of evil, in the face of atrocities, in the face of umpires. :)

  231. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    Has anyone seen ” the Town” movie directed by Ben Affleck , I highly recommended it.
    CR , you would love that movie… I can’t tell you why but you would.

  232. Pat M. September 28th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    I know this will bring some heat, but Ryan Kalish is a good looking ballplayer

  233. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 11:05 pm

    Such a positive and festive vibe here tonight….Shame we can’t just bottle it……It’d come in handy in a few weeks

    —————————————————————————

    Are you saying there will be a reason not to be positive & festive in a few weeks?

    Because that’s not very positive. :wink:

  234. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Is the NL West figured out yet? And the wild card in the NL?

  235. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 11:06 pm

    Cashmoney – Refuse to watch it. Does a Bostonian die in the movie?????? That might make it worth it.

    Pat M – No heat. Kalish grew up a Yankees fan, looks okay, not a great player by any stretch of the imagination. Nonetheless, still a criminal.

    And with that, a good night!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! YANKEES 28 2010!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  236. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    I don’t know if anyone watches ESPN’s 30 in 30, but tonight’s eppy was produced by Steve Nash – it was about Terry Fox and his run across Canada in 1981 to raise money for cancer research. It was a truly inspiring film and Nash, a Canadian, did a fantastic job.

  237. pat September 28th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    “I know this will bring some heat, but Ryan Kalish is a good looking ballplayer”

    Gammons today said one of the most athletic players and probably a year away from really being ready but they expect he will find more power too.

  238. CR9 September 28th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Wait….does the entire city get destroyed in “The Town”? Please say yes, please say yes!

  239. GreenBeret7 September 28th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    Alex Rodriguez still has a crack at leading the League in RBI. He’s in 2nd place, just 5 behind Cabrera, who has a sprained ankle. Cano’s shot at the MVP will hinge on getting to 40 doubles (1 more), 30 homers (2 more). 200 hits (7 more) and 110 RBI (4 more). Voters like round numbers. His defense will help. He leads or is 2nd in most defensive numbers.

  240. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    CR, trust me and just go see it.

  241. Pat M. September 28th, 2010 at 11:09 pm

    Bronx Jeers…..You understand how things get around here…..Maybe valium would be the better option

  242. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Javy pitching tomorrow night.

    Sux have nothing left to play for.

    :)

  243. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Betsy-

    I didn’t get a chance to watch it but I saw the commercials. It looked absolutely amazing and inspiring. I used to make a big deal of having to crutch around campus when the trainers’ cart couldn’t come pick me up and here is this inspirational, unbelievable figure running across country with an fake leg. Puts things in perspective.

  244. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Ryan Kalish…..Red Bank Catholic alum.

  245. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Betsy,

    If you have doubts about Phil in the postseason, you can slice it up anyway you want where it is a “bad” scenario.

    Game 2 if we are down 1-0, Game 3 down 2-0, Game 3 tied 1-1 deciding the momentum shift. The least likely scenario is that they are down 2-0 in game 3. And if they are, why doubt Phil?

    This is the same kid who just came up huge in arguably the biggest game of the year.

  246. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Pretty sure Kalish had the chance to be a 2 sport athlete at the University of Virginia. He’s a great athlete. Would love to have a guy like him ready to contribute on the Yanks. He’s going to be solid.

    I think Westmoreland had more potential but I just hope everything works out with his health situation. Really sad what has happened to him..

  247. Pat M. September 28th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Tom in NJ…..Bet he served many a Sunday High Mass

  248. BA September 28th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    OK OK I can admit it now, I was a bit too much of a worry wart that the Yankees were going to blow it and miss the playoffs. Thank goodness, Girardi or someone smartened up and started Hughes on Sunday and left CC on normal rotation tonight. It was just the way they let games slip away this year and with this brutal last couple weeks on the schedule, they had me very nervous for a while that it was going to come down to the final days.

    Tonight was much better baseball with some timely hitting, some sac flies, and most of all great pitching! Hopefully it continues in the playoffs and they give us another exciting post season run.

    To those of you who kept the faith all along, sorry if my comments added to the agita around here, I just needed a place to vent at times.

  249. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    Tyler, definitely catch it. There was fantastic footage of him during his run -and interviews with his parents and brother. I can’t even imagine the courage it took to do what he did. He just basically said if he had to die trying this, well he’d die happy. He’s a national hero in Canada.

  250. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    For the life of me I can not identify that beer can. It looks like Red Bull.

    Maybe it’s a Canadian version of Schlitz or something.

  251. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    LGY, my point was that you’d want Andy in that – it wasn’t a knock against Phil

  252. Melk Man September 28th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    “Kalish grew up a Yankees fan, ”

    uhh… I’m surprised you didn’t know this CR, but Kalish grew up a Sox fan in NJ.

    That makes him a criminal… growing up in the NY area and rooting for the Sox!

    “That was unreal. I still can’t believe it happened,” said Kalish, who was a Red Sox fan growing up. “Once you step on that field it is a special feeling.”

    http://www.njbaseballmag.com/R.....Kalish.htm

  253. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 11:15 pm

    “Would love to have a guy like him ready to contribute on the Yanks.”

    ———————————–

    They traded him for C-Grand ;)

    Bet the Red Sox wish they could have done the same thing with Kalish.

  254. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Yeah man Kalish was not a Yanks fan at all. He grew up in Yankee territory but was a big Sox fan. Said it was one of the only teams he’s sign with to pass up UVA.

  255. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Though you’re right, lol – good points.

  256. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 11:16 pm

    Betsy,

    Oh. My fault.

  257. Tyler September 28th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    LGY-

    I liked and still like the Grandy trade. You always do that trade for a proven major league center fielder and I think Grandy is going to be huge in the playoffs this year. I’m just saying with A-Jax gone and outfield in the minor league system is very thin…. The closest one to having any big time potential is Heathcott and he’s far away…

    It would be neat to have a young kid like that ready to contribute. But I’d take Grandy anyday don’t get me wrong..

  258. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Phil was a Sox fan………….The Yankees asked him if he’d be ok pitching for the Sox biggest rivals and he was like “oh yeah”, lol. If I recall, his dad still has the family’s Sox memorabilia, etc.. stored away in case Phil is ever not on the Yankees.

  259. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Granderson isn’t old, though – he’s 28.

  260. pat September 28th, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    Gross celebration! …….and may their tee shirts come back and bite them in the butt for premature celebration…..

    http://www.faniq.com/blog/Tamp.....Blog-12243

  261. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Hooray!!!

    We were out for dinner…and I had an extra sip of Diet Coke to say Here! Here!

  262. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:19 pm

    Yanks really need to bolser their farm with non-catching position players given the talent on the other teams in their division. That scouting report on Heathcott posted today was brutal; I hope he’s not Melky.

  263. PittsburghYankeeFan September 28th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    I think the Rays have a tougher schedule over the next 5 games than the Yankees. 5 games in a row, against relatively hot teams (with something to prove), without David Price.

    Outside chance they go 1-4, more likely 2-3. If the Rays lose tomorrow and the Yankees win, there’s a decent shot Yankees get HFA, despite how atrocious they played over the last three weeks until tonight.

    However, with Javy V and Chad G splitting duties tomorrow, the over/under for Toronto HR? I’m giving 5…

  264. BX33 September 28th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    According to Baseball Prospectus… after tonight’s win, our playoff chances are up to 99.8%

    If the Sox lose their game, then it will go up to 99.9%

  265. pat September 28th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Jeers

    I know my Canadian beer. Labatts.

  266. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    pat,

    That’s from 08

  267. stuart a September 28th, 2010 at 11:22 pm

    great win. man productive outs what a concept.

    cc is a stud.. 21 wins, king felix 13 wins. winning when it matters is hard…

    wonder if cc will get 1 inning this weekend out fo the pen and the same with hughes…..

    aj should not seed the field in the alds, bottom line……maybe brackman can get a inning or 2!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!111

  268. Tom in N.J. September 28th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    Pat, those pics look like they are from 2008. That’s Jonny Gomes drinking from the cup. He’s on the Reds now….

  269. ZMAN September 28th, 2010 at 11:23 pm

    “king felix 13 wins. winning when it matters is hard…”

    Felix is not the one he is competing with anymore… it’s Lester and Price.

    Buchholz probably played himself off the competition, he can only finish with 18 wins and a low IP total. Lester has surged lately though, he has a chance for 20 wins and a sub 3 ERA. Price is obviously in great position too.

  270. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 11:24 pm

    Did the guys have a big celebration?

  271. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Pat M.

    I definitely know what you’re saying. Valium sounds good but what I would really prefer is something to knock em out. Maybe if they wash em down with whisky.

  272. PittsburghYankeeFan September 28th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Who is pitching for Toronto tomorrow? Brett Cecil? Or did they shut him down?

  273. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    Jonny Gomes , I wanted the Yankees to sign him as a part timer this offer season.

  274. pat September 28th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    LGY

    Oops. Sorry. River Avenue Blues just tweeted it and I didn’t check the date.

    Still gross 2 years later. :wink:

  275. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    SAS, Yes………………

  276. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 11:29 pm

    Betsy,

    Was there a champagne celebration????

  277. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Thanks Betsy

  278. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Breaking news………….

    http://twitter.com/BryanHoch/status/25849159610

    No shock, but CC Sabathia will start Game 1 of the ALDS for the Yankees, Joe Girardi announced.

  279. ZMAN September 28th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    “Did the guys have a big celebration?”

    About what you would expect…. the Sept call-ups having most of the fun (on camera at least). Maybe a tick down from last year.

    Mild compared to the Reds or Rays tonight though

  280. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:30 pm

    Sure, SAS – they really let loose!

  281. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    pat -

    EWWW.

    And – they clinched a playoff spot not the division – how did they get those shirts?????

    I hope they become totally worthless!

  282. ET September 28th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    “Did the guys have a big celebration?”

    YES didn’t do a great job of showing what guys did out of the interviews.

    Looked normal. Yanks obviously do it light compared to most teams though. The Reds went CRAZY

  283. pat September 28th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    and the Red Sox lost for good measure.

  284. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    pat,

    Good call on the Labatt!

    I’ve had it too. Don’t think I’ve ever seen it in a can. Maybe that was the light version.

  285. Cashmoney September 28th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Wow, this came as a shocker, Jonny Gomes has accrued -0.1 WAR as a player while putting up 17 hrs , 24 dbl , 3 triples and 84 RBI. So effectively fangraph consider him a below replacement level player !
    what gives ? that’s why I can’t take WAR too seriously as a unified stat.

  286. Melk Man September 28th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Francona probably gave up after he saw the score – Michael FOX was in a tie game in the 9th.

  287. mymp3mp4mp5 September 28th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Good day, all is not so important. you are the best…Get cheap mp3 players,high quality MP3 players,MP4 players,MP5 players and more from http://www.mymp3mp4mp5.com

  288. Doreen September 28th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Yes, still gross. And I take back the shirt thing.

    Although, now tht I think of it, they were wearing matchign t-shirts in the cllip I saw of their clubhouse celebration. But they were light blue and I didn’t see the fronts.

  289. LGY September 28th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    pat,

    The Yankees need to win the division to prevent anything like that happening again. ;)

  290. SAS September 28th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    I’m glad they all enjoyed it. Now let’s get the Division if possible.

  291. pat September 28th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Jeers

    Spent some time in upstate NY and Brador was our beer run to Canada beverage of choice but I’ve had an occasional Labatt Blue or 2 in the day. :wink:

  292. m September 28th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Not a fan of the throwback blue jay blue or the TB blue. And what’s considered ‘throwback” for the Rays? Anything with “Devil” on it?

  293. JM September 28th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    #CB September 28th, 2010 at 10:33 pm
    ?The WORST thing about the “Winning the World Series or the season is a failure” credo is, it makes too many fans unappreciative of just how hard it is to make the playoffs. ?

    It?s so true. Jeter just said it ? making the playoffs is the hardest part. And by that I think he means that the season is just so long and so difficult that it?s a major accomplishment just to get to the postseason when the vast majority of teams won?t.

    But too many yankee fans have just come to expect making the post season as an automatic note that isn?t really an achievement. The expectations are just impossible to meet. There?s an upper boundary of expectation that makes disappointment and unhappiness the only possible direction things can head in.

    The guys in the locker room sound thrilled. And there are guys in there who have made the playoffs 10+ times. And even they are thrilled.

    ________________________________

    Agree with this 100 percent. As someone who started rooting for the Yankees in 1970, the last 16 years have really been heaven. :)

  294. BIG AL September 28th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    The sky is falling, the sky is falling – Every pitcher, except CC sucks, but CC is just too tired to pitch well again.

    The offense sucks, the pen sucks, the bench sucks ……………
    but wait, we won tonight and all is good again.

    To all the negative folks on the blog, and those that said they have no faith in this team, did I cover it all for you.

    Now you can all jump on the bandwagon, we’ve been waiting for you, and saved you a place.

  295. tipsie September 28th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    If we face the Twins (most likely scenario):

    CC-Hughes-Andy or

    CC-Andy-Hughes?

    Hughes is much better on the road; he gives up tons of HR @ home. Andy in pivotal Game 3 @ home is nice.

    But Andy in Game 2 could pitch in a decisive Game 5 on normal rest.

    This assumes that CC starts Game 4 on short rest; and that AJ is misses the flight home to NY on Sunday from Boston, and is nowhere to be found in the ALDS (like he’s been all season, anyway).

  296. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    This was just a weird moment. I was at the CVS drive-through picking up my prescription and listening to the Sux game on the radio. Just as the clerk came to the window, the Sux pitcher give up the winning hit and I listened to Joe Castiglione make the call. I sat there and just started laughing and I couldn’t stop. And the clerk just looked at me. She didn’t hear my radio, and even if she did, I don’t know that she would have immediately thought, ah, a Yankee fan listening to a (Red Sox) loss!

    So I just apologized and then gave her my name. I was still laughing when she brought the prescription to the window. I almost wanted to explain because I felt like an idiot at that point, like someone laughing maniacally at nothing (or that’s how I felt it looked) but instead I just drove away. And continued to laugh.

    Sux used 7 pitchers tonight. I guess they thought to the last moment that anything was possible so they wanted to keep the game in hand. And then they saw the F near the two games and Bard turned into a pumpkin and the rest is history. Play out the string fellas!

  297. KPB September 28th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Congrats to the Yankees !!!

    Tonight was a good night. I watched the first hour of the game, then switched to PBS for Ken Burns Baseball (I don’t have a DVR). It was pretty good and went over just in time to watch Mo get the final two outs.

  298. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 28th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    BIG AL! How could I forget BIG AL! Of course he was one of the stalwarts. See what I mean? More will come to mind as we go along. MG also, even though he has a definite case of attitude…

  299. pat September 28th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    YESKimJones Like Barry Manilow, I made it through the rain!

  300. BIG AL September 28th, 2010 at 11:50 pm

    trisha -

    Good story, I’m laughing with you.
    Did Chad ever send you my E-mail info?

  301. Bronx Jeers September 28th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    The Division will be tough.

    Remember if the Rays go 3-2 the Yanks have to go 4-0 as the Rays unfortunately won the season series. A tie won’t cut it.

    They have a good chance tomorrow as Andy’s gonna bounce back from his last start. And hopefully AJ will pull a good game from wherever he hides them on Sat.

    But Phil will most likely not get a full start and CC’s just going to get a couple of innings to keep him set-up for game 1.

    It’s probably going to be long-man city on Fri and Sun. Mosely, Javy, Mitre and Gaudin duking it out for a spot in the ALDS. Who knows? Maybe that will be a good thing as well.

    pat,

    I’ve heard of Brador. Sounds like heavy-duty stuff.

  302. m September 28th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    trisha,

    Lucky thing you didn’t tell her before she went to get your prescription. She might have substituted cyanide capsules!

    pat,

    I like “It’s Raining Men” better.

  303. Betsy September 28th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    Hi KPB!

  304. Bret The Hitman September 28th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    I’m late to the party. I was out tonight.

    I just want to congratulate the New York Yankees and Joe Girardi and everyone. This was a very grueling season with too many injuries and plenty of struggles.

    This franchise does a great deal to make us happy and we are definitely a tough bunch to please. I want to thank the Yankees for signing CC Sabathia. He is such a gift for us fans and I hope he wins the CY award. He definitely should.

    To the fans out there on LOHUD and everywhere else. We fight because we care. Debates are good. Venting can be healthy. Thank you to all the contributors to this board large and small. I thoroughly enjoy everything here from small talk to insider baseball stuff.

    I like everyone on here even though it’s sometimes difficult to fathom we’re all rooting for the same team in often drastically different ways.

    It’s been a great ride.

    Here’s to #28.

  305. jacksquat September 28th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Did Girardi announce who is starting tomorrow?

  306. Vandelay Industries September 28th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Bronx Jeers-

    Andy isn’t pitching tomorrow.

  307. Vandelay Industries September 28th, 2010 at 11:54 pm

    Javy is pitching tomorrow.

  308. JM September 28th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    Tomorrow I will call my Red Sox-loving cousins in RI and gloat a bit. But not too much. Don’t want to get the baseball gods angry before the playoffs. ;)

  309. KPB September 28th, 2010 at 11:58 pm

    trisha

    I like your story of looking like a fool in public, but I think mine might be a little better. I was in a store that had a Mc Donalds in it and sitting on a bench talking to my nephew. After a while, I noticed an old lady kept looking at me strangely. So, I finally get up to leave and that’s when she sees my nephew. She starts laughing and I start looking at her like she lost her mind. She then tells me she kept looking at me because she thought I was talking to the life size statue of Ronald McDonald that was sitting between me and my nephew.

  310. Pat M. September 28th, 2010 at 11:59 pm

    tipsie…..Just keep in mind that Andy has a very tough time keeping the ball in the yard since the new place opened….But I agree, you have to slot Andy in the 2 hole, that means if there is a game 5, Petitte takes the mound

  311. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Thanks Vandelay,

    Didn’t know they changed it.

    I guess Andy will start on Fri or Sun.

    If he starts Fri I think you can pencil him in for game 2. Sun would be for game 3.

    Nice name BTW. You don’t happen to sell latex?

  312. pat September 29th, 2010 at 12:01 am

    Jeers

    Almost double the alcohol but not double the price. The dream of poor college students everywhere. :wink:

  313. KPB September 29th, 2010 at 12:02 am

    Betsy

    Hey! How you doing tonight? Pretty cool to be going for extra baseball again.

  314. Betsy September 29th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    Phil in game 3 means starting him at home, but I think you probably have to take that chance…………He’s pitched a little better lately at home and the upside to having Andy in game 5 is too good.

  315. BIG AL September 29th, 2010 at 12:04 am

    The regular season was a marathon, now comes the sprint.

    There is no dominate team, but, of all teams in the PS, these Yankees are simply the best.

    Go Yankees.

    Catch ya’ll tomorrow.

  316. Betsy September 29th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    KPB, pretty good! I feel relief more than anything else, lol. Now for a few days, I can relax before my stomach gets tied up in knots during the post-season.

  317. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 12:05 am

    “I like your story of looking like a fool in public, but I think mine might be a little better. I was in a store that had a Mc Donalds in it and sitting on a bench talking to my nephew. After a while, I noticed an old lady kept looking at me strangely. So, I finally get up to leave and that’s when she sees my nephew. She starts laughing and I start looking at her like she lost her mind. She then tells me she kept looking at me because she thought I was talking to the life size statue of Ronald McDonald that was sitting between me and my nephew.”

    :lol:

    I swear to God I laughed out loud reading this!!!! That must have been hysterical to see. I am still laughing!!!!!

  318. Vandelay Industries September 29th, 2010 at 12:07 am

    No problem Bronx Jeers.

    I think Andy starts game 2 if the Yanks do in fact play the Twins. The Twins are a left-handed heavy offense, so starting CC and Andy twice each in a series is the way to go.

    “And you wanna be my latex salesman?”

  319. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Of course add Bret the Hitman to the list! Thanks Bret for hanging tough with us.

    :)

    Big Al, I am just waiting to decide which forum we will be using. I have your info. I think for good luck we will go to the one Fran and I used last year. I will email you all of the information on how to gain entree. That way it is there if you don’t feel like dealing with any possible negative game thread dealings.

    I will be sure to send it to you.

    :)

  320. tyanksfan36 September 29th, 2010 at 12:08 am

    Trisha

    Funny story. I too had a baseball related moment. Earlier in the season I was watching a game but I had to call the craft store to see if they had a cartridge for my cricut machine I had been wanting. As the phone was ringing, Granderson hit a homerun and I cheered as soon as the lady picked up the phone. I was so embarrassed that I hung up on her without even asking. I now know to never make calls while watching baseball.

  321. Pat M. September 29th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Betsy….Phil will be hurling Game 3 in Texas where he has had some minor sucess as you well know…..

  322. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    “Funny story. I too had a baseball related moment. Earlier in the season I was watching a game but I had to call the craft store to see if they had a cartridge for my cricut machine I had been wanting. As the phone was ringing, Granderson hit a homerun and I cheered as soon as the lady picked up the phone. I was so embarrassed that I hung up on her without even asking. I now know to never make calls while watching baseball.”

    Laughing out loud at that one too! I guess we’ve all had those moments!!

    :) :) :)

  323. KPB September 29th, 2010 at 12:11 am

    Betsy

    I think a lot of people, from the front office, manager, coaches, players, and fans can breathe a little bit easier now. I have a feeling that they might click at the right time and we’ll get to enjoy another ticker tape parade before you know it.

  324. Bronx Jeers September 29th, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Pat,

    We would have been ecstatic to drink an imported anything back in college.

    Vandelay,

    Andy in game 2 & 5 seems right.

    I guess he’ll start Fri. He does need to pitch. That’s good for me as I’ll be at Fenway for that game. Could be the last time I ever see him pitch. I hope not but it’s certainly a possibility.

  325. tipsie September 29th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Interesting:

    Hughes @ home: 106 IP, 4.66 ERA, 20 HR allowed
    Hughes on road: 69 IP, 3.52 ERA, 5 HR allowed

    Think of Andy neutralizing the lefties Kubel, Mauer, Thome (forget Morneau, I think he’s out for sure) at NY with the short porch in RF.

    Man, this is a tough call.

  326. Betsy September 29th, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Pat M, if they play Texas, he sure pitches well there…………….ironic, he’s had his worst and best moments there.

  327. Betsy September 29th, 2010 at 12:17 am

    KPB, you could be right – I hope so!

    The HR thing at YS is remarkable and he needs to cut down on his HRs. That said, I don’t necessarily think it’s going to be an issue going forward. When he was dominating earlier this season, he was not giving up long FB. He started struggling and so I think the HRs are probably just mostly due to Phil simply making bad pitches or bad pitch selections as opposed to him giving up HRs just because he’s a FB pitcher. I would imagine his HR rate would go down as he matures. That said, it’s something to be considered for the post-season, but he’s never pitched in Minny, so who really knows?

  328. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 12:22 am

    Ellie Howard Yankeeography on now. What a nice way to cap off the night.

    Bless us all, and our New York Yankees!

    Night all.

    :)

  329. trisha - true pinstriped blue September 29th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    And a special thank you to Chad Jennings.

    You kept us timely and you let us breathe. Thanks for such good work Chad. We’re very lucky to have you. And thanks for being responsive to our concerns, when we had them.

    Sleep well tonight, too. You’ve more than earned it!

  330. CR9 September 29th, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Ah, who needs sleep!!!!!!!!!!

    Just flipped on Baseball Tonight and was reminded why I dont watch ESPN any longer until I have to.

    They showed all the CY Young contenders record versus the AL East. Then highlighted CC’s 8-3 record and showed 5-1 versus Orioles….to discredit his 8-3.

    LOL! I dont care! CC dont care! CC’s playing for a World Series, while Clay is playing for another stolen laptop!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  331. playing hurt September 29th, 2010 at 12:27 am

    Trisha
    Your unwavering certitude and blinding faith on our Yankees all reason is infinitely laudable. Every night you courageously fend off the bridge jumpers, the naysayers and many other forms of despicable cretins while suffering the brunt of their savage assaults. Yet, you have shouldered those burdens without once doubting our manifested destiny.

    You are to be commended with your indomitable spirit and infectious blithely takes that has contributed so mightily to lighten the daily grim scapes of the lohud denizens.

    Applauded!

Leave a comment below


Sponsored by:
 

Search

    Advertisement

    Follow

    Mobile

    Read The LoHud Yankees Blog on the go by navigating to the blog on your smartphone or mobile device's browser. No apps or downloads are required.

Advertisement

Place an ad

Call (914) 694-3581