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Up next: Simulated A.J.

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 12, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

ALCS Yankees BaseballTomorrow will be a lot like today. Almost the exact same, actually.

The Yankees are going to have another simulated game followed by another workout tomorrow at Yankee Stadium. This time A.J. Burnett will do the bulk of the pitching. Burnett is scheduled for a five-inning simulated game. Javier Vazquez and Chad Gaudin will also pitch.

“I’ve just thrown light sides in case I’m needed, 15 or 20 pitch bullpens,” Burnett said. “Tomorrow will be the work day, more of a hefty load. Maybe four or five innings. I’ll work on things then.”

Burnett said all the things you probably expected him to say. He understood the decision not to use him in the first round, he’s confident in his ability to pitch well in the second round and he’s thankful for the opportunity after the worst regular season of his career.

“I’ve been looking forward to it, hoping they’d give me a shot and they did,” Burnett said. “Now it’s my job to get ready… I’m over the season. Obviously it’s important to get right for the postseason, but it’s from here on out (that matters).”

The Yankees have not announced a rotation for the ALCS, but it sounds like they don’t want CC Sabathia pitching on three days rest twice. That means Burnett will pitch Game 4 at Yankee Stadium. Andy Pettitte and Phil Hughes — in some order — will pitch Games 2 and 3. Pitching coach Dave Eiland said the Yankees have a Game 2 starter in mind, but they aren’t going to make it official until they have their staff meetings tomorrow.

Hughes said he hasn’t been told when he’s pitching.

Associated Press photo of Pettitte, Burnett and Sabathia

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212 Responses to “Up next: Simulated A.J.”

  1. Bret The Hitman October 12th, 2010 at 3:48 pm

    I say he simulates implosion in the 1st and fails to finish the inning.

  2. tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    “# Bret The Hitman October 12th, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Another factor albeit minute one is if Tampa wins, they can stay home and be furthered recovered before the ALCS.

    If Texas wins, they have to catch a flight back to Texas at the end of a long series and then readjust to the time change.

    Jet lag.

    I’ll take any advantage we can get.

    This is GO-time.

    Dallas in CST. not really much of a difference. Nothing like the San Francisco-Philly where you are going 3 times zones back and forth

  3. Bret The Hitman October 12th, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 3:49 pm

    Dallas in CST. not really much of a difference. Nothing like the San Francisco-Philly where you are going 3 times zones back and forth.

    ***********

    Nice point. And something to look forward to, I hope.

  4. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 3:52 pm

    Repost:

    “A.J. Burnett will throw about five simulated innings here at Yankee Stadium tomorrow, preparing for his ALCS start.”

    I hope he has more than simulated control. :)

  5. Bad Scooter October 12th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    So we are playing at 4pm on Saturday? Ugh.

  6. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    “I know people just use it as a phrase, but I suspect that our wishes will not make any difference in the outcomes of any games or series.
    /LogicRobot’d”

    I’m genuinely upset.

    Shouldn’t that be “Stuckey’d”?

  7. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    Wonder if we’ll see this dynamic play out?

    If Lee is ordinary tonight, will Yanks fans begin to question his off-season acquisition?

  8. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    If Burnett is dominant, can he be simulated pie’d?

  9. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    3 Days, 4 Hours, and 4 Minutes until Game 1 of the ALCS :grin:

    (Note: I am going by the 8pm start time on the TBS website)

  10. Erin October 12th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 3:54 pm
    Wonder if we’ll see this dynamic play out?

    If Lee is ordinary tonight, will Yanks fans begin to question his off-season acquisition?

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

    Oh, you can count on it. LOL

  11. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    “If Burnett is dominant, can he be simulated pie’d?”

    Do you think he’d be able to tell the difference ? :)

  12. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    An afternoon game on Saturday is rather inconvenient for Atlantic City

  13. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    An afternoon game on Saturday is rather inconvenient for Atlantic City
    ——————————–

    Might be a sign to go lite on the gambling on that day. Then again, if Yanks win, hit it hard that night.

  14. Rich in NJ October 12th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Yankees held hostage to AJ’s contract: Year 2…

  15. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 12th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    Don’t know if this is old news, but DET told Damon that he needs to look elsewhere for a job next season. Erica, your thoughts…. :)

  16. Bret The Hitman October 12th, 2010 at 4:00 pm

    It’s Tuesday and I’m already PUMPED for the ALCS.

    It’s ridiculous.

  17. blake October 12th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    If AJ pitches Game 4 then CC won’t pitch on short rest at all….hed pitch Game 5 and would only be available maybe out of the pen in game 7.

    I’m sure they don’t want to pitch CC twice on short rest but it would be my guess that they will throw him in game 4 and then hope they don’t have to play a game 7.

  18. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:02 pm

    MTU

    Sorry she doesn’t share the passion, but love can make you forget about her flaws.

  19. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue October 12th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
    Don?t know if this is old news, but DET told Damon that he needs to look elsewhere for a job next season. Erica, your thoughts?.

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

    Come on Laura….

    GEPOJDRTNYY

    (Guess Erica’s Position on Johnny Damon’s Returm to the New York Yankees)

  20. Cashman needs to go October 12th, 2010 at 4:03 pm

    yet another reason to want to play the rangers:

    in the 2010 playoffs from the 7th inning on the rangers have a:

    .108ba, .132obp, .270 slg, .402obs (the worst of the 8 playoff teams except the reds who were no hit and shut out in 2 of their 3 games)

    4.50era, 1.42whip (the worst of the 8 teams except the twins and we all know who they played)

    it looks like the playoff newbies get a bit rattled come crunch time…

  21. CountryClub October 12th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    Well, if AJ does go in game 4, he’ll be pitching against the other team’s 4th starter. So there’s that.

  22. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    KPB-

    She’s been overlookin’ mine for 28 years. :)

  23. Laura - I Bleed Blue October 12th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    “Come on Laura….

    GEPOJDRTNYY

    (Guess Erica’s Position on Johnny Damon’s Returm to the New York Yankees)”

    ****

    Hey, I was just checking. I know that Berkman is your new man. Just curious if Damon still held a place in your heart.

  24. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 4:04 pm

    KPB October 12th, 2010 at 3:59 pm
    Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 3:56 pm

    An afternoon game on Saturday is rather inconvenient for Atlantic City
    ???????????

    Might be a sign to go lite on the gambling on that day. Then again, if Yanks win, hit it hard that night.
    *************

    The problem is I need to go to one of the outlets for someone that day. Then I want to go to Showboat and use some of my comp cash. Then I want to go back to Ballys/Caesars and watch the game from my favorite sports bar at Caesars. I gamble at Ballys.

    Its a lot to try to cram in with an afternoon game. Unless I go to Showboat AFTER the game………..

  25. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    “Yankees held hostage to AJ’s contract: Year 2…”

    if the Yankees win again, I’ll be glad to succumb to The Helsinki Effect.

  26. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Laura – I Bleed Blue October 12th, 2010 at 4:04 pm
    ?Come on Laura….

    GEPOJDRTNYY

    (Guess Erica’s Position on Johnny Damon’s Returm to the New York Yankees)?

    ****

    Hey, I was just checking. I know that Berkman is your new man. Just curious if Damon still held a place in your heart.

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

    Berkman is my pretend fling.
    Johnny Damon and I are pretend love

  27. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    The Yankees have not announced a rotation for the ALCS, but it sounds like they don’t want CC Sabathia pitching on three days rest twice. That means Burnett will pitch Game 4 at Yankee Stadium.

    ————————————–

    :mad:

  28. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:06 pm

    “I’m sure they don’t want to pitch CC twice on short rest but it would be my guess that they will throw him in game 4 and then hope they don’t have to play a game 7.”

    Agreed.

  29. syd_cash October 12th, 2010 at 4:07 pm

    maybe a demotion to number 4 starter will make AJ pitch better because everyone has lost confidence in him and he will go out there with something to prove and pitch a 1-hitter or something……..that’s what I’m hoping for anyway.

  30. Bronx Jeers October 12th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    Giants vs Phillies ?

    I don’t like the Phillies.

    Phillies, Flyers, Eagles…..all contemptible.

    I guess I can palate the Sixers but that’s probably because I don’t follow basketball.

    And you shouldn’t have to put cheese on your steak.

  31. blake October 12th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    CC,

    true but you could also have Sabathia against the other teams #4…I think who they pitch in Game 4 will depend on what happens in the first 3.

  32. syd_cash October 12th, 2010 at 4:08 pm

    this means that AJ will only pitch one game in the series though….how much damage could he do in one game

  33. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    The problem is I need to go to one of the outlets for someone that day. Then I want to go to Showboat and use some of my comp cash. Then I want to go back to Ballys/Caesars and watch the game from my favorite sports bar at Caesars. I gamble at Ballys.

    Its a lot to try to cram in with an afternoon game. Unless I go to Showboat AFTER the game………..
    ——————————–

    That settles it….I’m making a call to reschedule right now! Can’t promise anyone will listen, but it seems after breaking pretend hearts, something has to give.

  34. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Erica-

    It’s a good thing they invented gambling to help you relax.

    And it doesn’t hurt if you win some cash. Yogi said it’s almost as good as money (not any more).

    I hope things are going well in your search for a wealthy Man.

    Because marrying well would be a lot easier than winning lotto IMO. :

  35. Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    BryanHoch Curtis Granderson’s evening plans do not include the full Rangers-Rays ALDS game. “I’m seeing the Facebook movie,” he said. ~

    :)

  36. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Blake-

    Sorry about last night but I hope you intend to keep your half of the bargain. ;)

  37. I Like Inge October 12th, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    Nice Grandy has to go see Its Kind of a Funny Story. Very good film.

  38. 108 stitches October 12th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    If the Yankees get 6 innings out of Burnett behind 1-2 runs, consider it a plus. The opposing pitcher will probably have a high pitch count by then and the Yankees can cash in on their bullpen with late game runs.

  39. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    “true but you could also have Sabathia against the other teams #4…I think who they pitch in Game 4 will depend on what happens in the first 3.”

    Disagreed.

    I think if you have Sabathia prepare to start game 4 over 3 days, you have him start game 4.

    I don’t they prepare him to pitch in game 4 on Saturday, Sunday and Monday and then push him back a day depending on what happens Monday night.

    You go down that road, you go all the way down.

  40. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:09 pm

    That settles it?.I?m making a call to reschedule right now! Can?t promise anyone will listen, but it seems after breaking pretend hearts, something has to give.
    *************

    Thank you!!!!!!!!!!!! LOL.
    Obviously, these are major problems

  41. Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:13 pm

    I Like Inge October 12th, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    Nice Grandy has to go see Its Kind of a Funny Story. Very good film.

    *************************
    I just saw that over the weekend! I really liked it.

  42. Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    Ledger_Yankees CC threw his normal bullpen today. Has been doing side work to stay as sharp as possible, though he admits it’s tough.

  43. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    MTU

    If it helps, I’ll root for Texas. If for no other reason than I’m tired of the Rays this year.

  44. blake October 12th, 2010 at 4:14 pm

    MTU,
    A deal is a deal. Ill be rooting for the Rangers and think they will win…I think Cliff Lee gets it done.

  45. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:10 pm
    Erica-

    It?s a good thing they invented gambling to help you relax.
    ********************

    LOL… Gambling is actually a poor hobby. I am trying to find new ones.

    After this I only have one more official AC trip for the year. That is my big birthday extravaganza in December. But if I get an invitation to NYE there, I am taking it.

    And I don’t care about marrying well. I would settle for someone who I liked being in the same room with for more than 2 hours

  46. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    “this means that AJ will only pitch one game in the series though….how much damage could he do in one game”

    If Texas or Tampa wins 4 games in a 7 game series instead of 3, a helluva lot.

  47. I Like Inge October 12th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:13 pm
    I Like Inge October 12th, 2010 at 4:11 pm
    Nice Grandy has to go see Its Kind of a Funny Story. Very good film.

    *************************
    I just saw that over the weekend! I really liked it.

    ——————————————————————–

    Yeah it totally was. Ryan Fleck and Anna Boden make really good movies.

  48. CountryClub October 12th, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    Instead of CC having an off day on Sunday, wouln’t it have made sense to have him throw like 70 pitches in a sim game?

    Ledger_Yankees CC threw his normal bullpen today. Has been doing side work to stay as sharp as possible, though he admits it’s tough.

  49. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    Thanks guys.

    I knew I could count on you.

    It’s Lee’s post season audition for the Yankees for next season.

    Like I said earlier Texas had better handle OUR goods with care. ;)

  50. BoJo October 12th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    If they are going with a 4 man rotation, I suppose Hughes will pitch game 2 so that Andy would be available for game 7 if needed. I’m not wild about not using CC on 3 days rest because of the match up against the other team’s #4 starter, but I trust Joe and Dave.

  51. Rich in NJ October 12th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    “if the Yankees win again, I’ll be glad to succumb to The Helsinki Effect”

    I have to admit that I don’t know what that is.

  52. CountryClub October 12th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    If the Yanks are committed to CC only throwing 2 games this series, there’s no reason to have him pitch on short rest in game 4. If he’s only pitching twice, you want him full strength both times.

    My guess is they will flip flop Hughes and Pettitte, setting Andy up to pitch a potential game 7.

  53. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    Erica-

    “And I don’t care about marrying well. I would settle for someone who I liked being in the same room with for more than 2 hours”

    Are you sure ? Love over gold ?

    You romantic you. :)

  54. Nick in SF October 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    And I’m genuinely upset that I used the “simulated black eye” joke two threads too early.

  55. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    MTU

    I think that’s why he’s refused to go on short rest the last couple of years. He doesn’t want to damage the goods before the big payday. If we sign him long enough to were this will be his last contract, I think he might be willing to do it for NY.

  56. tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    “# Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    BryanHoch Curtis Granderson’s evening plans do not include the full Rangers-Rays ALDS game. “I’m seeing the Facebook movie,” he said. ~

    :)

    I enjoyed that movie

  57. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    Rich,

    It’s when hostages begin to relate to their captors.

    Think Patty Hearst.

  58. JM October 12th, 2010 at 4:21 pm

    # Rich in NJ October 12th, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    “if the Yankees win again, I’ll be glad to succumb to The Helsinki Effect”

    I have to admit that I don’t know what that is.
    ______________________

    AKA “The Stockholm Syndrome.”

  59. Rich in NJ October 12th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    stuckey

    I know that as the Stockholm Syndrome.

  60. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:22 pm

    “AKA “The Stockholm Syndrome.”

    D’oH!

    LOL.

    Yeah, too too.

  61. BoJo October 12th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    I just realized that this will be the first year in a few that Eric Hinski’s team did not make it to the WS…I guess he is on the downward side of his good luck charm effect. Age does that…

  62. tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    “# Nick in SF October 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    And I’m genuinely upset that I used the “simulated black eye” joke two threads too early.

    go to any of the Giants ALDS games?

  63. Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    I enjoyed that movie

    *****************************
    tampayank-I did too. Excellent movie. I see it’s getting all kind of Oscar buzz.

  64. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Nick in SF October 12th, 2010 at 4:20 pm

    And I’m genuinely upset that I used the “simulated black eye” joke two threads too early.
    ——————-
    The delivery is all about the timing. :wink:

  65. Wave Your Hat October 12th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    Scandinavia must be an interesting place.

  66. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:24 pm

    KPB-

    Lee is OURS. Texas just doesn’t know it yet. They’ll get the memo next year.

    I’d love for him to take Maddon and the rest of the Rays to school tonite.

    Don’t worry. The guy is a workout freak. He’ll be durable when we need him provided Texas keeps their filthy hands off OUR goods.

  67. Rich in NJ October 12th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    “I just realized that this will be the first year in a few that Eric Hinski’s team did not make it to the WS…”

    Dude looked like he put on a few lbs.

  68. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    WYH-

    “Scandinavia must be an interesting place.”

    It is if you like frozen Daquiri’s, and ice fishing. ;)

  69. Shame Spencer October 12th, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    “And I don’t care about marrying well. I would settle for someone who I liked being in the same room with for more than 2 hours”

    HA! And they say romance is dead..

  70. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:28 pm

    “Scandinavia must be an interesting place.”

    If the Yankees don’t win the series, we could all probably use a little “Amsterdam Action”

    I volunteer CR9 to take 2 free shots at me tonight.

    I deserve penance for that one.

  71. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:29 pm

    “I volunteer CR9 to take 2 free shots at me tonight. ”

    You might wind up regretting that. ;)

  72. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    The Social Network was written by Aaron Sorkin.

    No-prize to anyone who can name the top-notch TV series he created several years back and the movie that he wrote (based on his play) that is a cable TV staple?

  73. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:31 pm

    MTU

    How’s the DM that had surgery?

  74. Rich in NJ October 12th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    West Wing

  75. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:32 pm

    KPB-

    He’s avoiding snakes again so he must alright.

    Thanks for asking.

  76. I Like Inge October 12th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Sorkin wrote the West Wing right? Also wasn’t it based on the move, the American President?

  77. Tom in N.J. October 12th, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    A few good men…

  78. Nick in SF October 12th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    “go to any of the Giants ALDS games?”

    Either that’s a trick question or you’ve succumbed to the Copenhagen Cunundrum.

    Either way, the answer is no.

  79. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:34 pm

    West Wing, yes. Creator and did a lion’s share of the writing.

    And yes, it was inspired by The American President, which he also wrote.

    The movie I was referring to was not that. If you can handle the truth, keep guessing…

  80. Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:30 pm
    The Social Network was written by Aaron Sorkin.

    No-prize to anyone who can name the top-notch TV series he created several years back and the movie that he wrote (based on his play) that is a cable TV staple?

    ******************************
    The West Wing and A Few Good Men

  81. Doreen October 12th, 2010 at 4:35 pm

    I love the American President – with Michael Douglas and Annette Bening, right? And many of the supporting cast ended up as characters on the West Wing.

  82. edrieger October 12th, 2010 at 4:36 pm

    They may be going with 4 starters but im pretty sure, (regardless of whats being said now), that CC pitches games 1, 4 and 7.
    With Pettite Pitching Games 2 and 6.
    Hughes pitching game 3,
    and Burnett Game 5.

  83. Tyler October 12th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    I had wanted Texas in the ALCS but I’ve changed my mind. I want to play Tampa. Their team speed scares me but there would be nothing sweeter in this world than to watch Joe Maddon watch the Yanks celebrate going to the World Series. The Yankees would rise to a different level against the Rays especially after how Tampa celebrated after winning games in June like it was the World Series. I want Tampa and their overrated young superstars.

  84. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    Doreen October 12th, 2010 at 4:35 pm
    I love the American President ? with Michael Douglas and Annette Bening, right? And many of the supporting cast ended up as characters on the West Wing.
    **************

    I LOVE THAT MOVIE!!!!!!

    You can be president and give a woman flowers :-)

  85. Shame Spencer October 12th, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    “They may be going with 4 starters but im pretty sure, (regardless of whats being said now), that CC pitches games 1, 4 and 7.”

    Depends on how the first 3 games shake out. If you’re up 3-0, why bother with short rest? If you’re down 0-3, why bother with AJ Burnett?

  86. Cashman needs to go October 12th, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    BoJo October 12th, 2010 at 4:23 pm
    I just realized that this will be the first year in a few that Eric Hinski’s team did not make it to the WS…I guess he is on the downward side of his good luck charm effect. Age does that…

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

    I was thinking that as well, but i came to the conclusion that it wasn’t the end of his good luck charm effect as much as it was leaving the AL East as a player…..

  87. Rich in NJ October 12th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Speaking of movies about American presidents, I like “Dave.”

  88. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:39 pm

    Sorkin also wrote “Malice”, an underrated thriller with Alec Baldwin and Nicole Kidman, and he also created “Sports Night”, the short-lived sitcom-dramedy about a Sportscenter-like cast and crew.

    Well worth your time on DVD if you missed when it was on ABC.

  89. edrieger October 12th, 2010 at 4:40 pm

    “They may be going with 4 starters but im pretty sure, (regardless of whats being said now), that CC pitches games 1, 4 and 7.”

    Depends on how the first 3 games shake out. If you’re up 3-0, why bother with short rest? If you’re down 0-3, why bother with AJ Burnett?

    I** very true ** BUT EVERY GAME is important. up 3-0, down 3-0 every game is just as important. Id say CC pitches 3 times if it goes to a game 7.

  90. Doreen October 12th, 2010 at 4:41 pm

    Erica -

    that movie is one of my favorite movie romances!

  91. I Like Inge October 12th, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Ahhh I loved Sports Night with a young Felicity Huffman. Nice!!

  92. Doreen October 12th, 2010 at 4:46 pm

    stuckey99 -

    I LOVED Sports Night.

    My husband and I were incredibly disappointed that the show didn’t make it.

    There are so very few TV shows we end up really looking forward to watching…

  93. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 4:48 pm

    Just jumping in, likely way out of context, to say that I don’t have any rooting interest in who wins the Rays-Rangers series. The Yankees are more than capable of beating any of the teams in the postseason.

    I’m still counting on 28.

    ****************
    Here’s the LCS chart as it stands. If posters feel better waiting to see who wins the other DS to give their picks at the same time, not a problem. If you want to give your NLCS now and the other later, that works too.

    Put my name in the post please.

    As I like living in the here and now, and as I trust the Yankees more than I trust my own managing, I will be popping in for chart updates only. I render to the off season that which is the off season’s (hot stove), and I am good with whomever the Yankees put on the roster.

    I have faith in AJ. I can readily understand anyone who might question that, but nevertheless I do. :)

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/LC%20SERIES.pdf

  94. Erin October 12th, 2010 at 4:51 pm

    Trisha-

    Phillies in 6

    Yankees in 5 -I don’t care that we don’t know who they’re playing yet :)

    Thank you!!

  95. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    Doreen, as great as it was, it was doomed from the start.

    There was no laugh track. It was too literate and not joking enough.

    But yeah, it was a worthy warm-up to the West Wing, which is the BEST. TV. SHOW. EVER.

  96. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 4:54 pm

    Erin, great point! I didn’t stop to think about it but I don’t think I would necessarily change my prediction based on that. I don’t think there’s a better top three in baseball than CC, Andy, and Phil.

    Need I remind anyone that its tougher to pitch in the AL, and the Yankees are in the toughest division in the majors.

    GO YOU TITANS A/K/A YANKEES!!!

  97. tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 4:55 pm

    Lineups tonight:

    Bartlett ss
    Zobrist rf
    Crawford lf
    Longoria 3b
    Pena 1b
    Upton cf
    Johnson dh
    Shoppach c
    Rodriguez 2b
    Price p

    Andrus ss
    Young 3b
    Hamilton cf
    Guerrero DH,
    Cruz lf
    Kinsler 2b
    Francoeur rf
    Molina c
    Moreland 1b
    Lee p

  98. Wave Your Hat October 12th, 2010 at 4:56 pm

    I don’t have faith in AJ, but I think the Yanks win anyway.

  99. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Tampayank-

    Is that official or just your guesses ?

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    BTW, anyone can change her or his pick up until one hour before the start of the series in question. Just in case any new information comes in that would cause someone to want to change her or his prediction.

  101. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    trisha

    Giants in 7

    Yankees in 4

    Weird and bold, but I’ve got nothing to lose. Thanks for the reminder. Since I forgot the first round, I’m doing it now. For better or worst.

  102. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    Trisha, speaking of picks, who won the regular series “guess the wins”?

  103. Doreen October 12th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    stuckey99

    I think it was ahead of its time. And too “smart” for a lot of the viewing audience. Sports Night is one of the two or three series we own on DVD.

    But I agree – it paved the way for the West Wing – which we never missed watching. I miss it.

  104. pat October 12th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    BobKlap
    Long-forgotten Chien-Ming Wang looked “filthy” in Fla Instructional vs. Braves today, according to a scout. Nats deciding on Wang for ’11.

  105. tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 5:02 pm

    “# MTU October 12th, 2010 at 4:58 pm

    Tampayank-

    Is that official or just your guesses ?

    official

  106. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Is chicken the official choice of the ALCS or just a suggestion? I hope it’s official because I’ve been wanting chicken strips and mashed potatoes with brown gravy.

  107. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 5:06 pm

    Tampa-

    Thanks. Then I’m a bit puzzled by Maddon’s lineup.

    Why would he play Johnson @ DH against Lee. Why not a righty DH ?

    For example, Aybar who is a switch hitter with power.

    What the heck is Johnson going to offer against Lee.

  108. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    I need to see if AJ is pitching Game 4 before predicting a sweep.

  109. Bret The Hitman October 12th, 2010 at 5:10 pm

    Imagine this team with Wang healthy.

    He’d be the #2.

    Pettitte and Hughes would be starting games 3 and 4.

    Amazing.

  110. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:11 pm

    LGY

    I understand, but I figured AJ was about due. And what better way than winning a PS game to help ease the pain of the regular season.

  111. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    MTU

    I wouldn’t worry about it. If it fails we both get our wish. Maddon looks like a fool and TB goes home to observe how a champion handles his business.

  112. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 12th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    Trisha…., Yankees in 5, Giants in 7….( and again, thanks for the taffy ! )

  113. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:16 pm

    stuckey, are you ready for this? NOBODY! We all guessed too high.

    http://members.cox.net/lsdorgan/2010%20SEASON.pdf

  114. blake October 12th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    LGY,
    I think if the Yankees are in a position to sweep then we will see AJ in game 4….otherwise I bet we see the big man just as we did last year.

  115. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    KPB – it’s official. :) Every game of the ALCS is chicken chicken chicken!

  116. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Don Vito – it was my pleasure!!

    :)

  117. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    “stuckey, are you ready for this? NOBODY! We all guessed too high.”

    I don’t get ANYTHING for being closest?????? :-)

  118. tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    MTU

    In 387 career PA, Dan Johnson has hit .243/.346/.403 against Lefties.

    Maddon is not really conventional so we’ll see how the game plays out, this lineup looks better than their Game 1. Texas is a great fastball hitting team so will be interesting to see what adjustments Price makes

  119. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    stuckey – good point. Do you like salt water taffy? That”s my specialty.

    :)

  120. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    “stuckey, are you ready for this? NOBODY! We all guessed too high. ”

    ————————–

    Since no one won, I should get the prize for being the most positive poster on here

  121. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    If the Yankees are leaning against CC on 3 days rest twice, I completely agree with that. He was not at his sharpest against the Philliies last year -not saying he was bad, but the workload caught up with him. I think the Yankees trust Phil; if they didn’t, I think he’d only pitch once.

    Don La Greca (Kay show) is such a tool. He goes on and on about how the Rays just know how to win and how he admires what they’ve done so far against the Rangers. He then rips the Twins and says that we should question the Yankees’ sweep because the Twins are a fraud. I respect the Rays (and Rangers) as a VERY dangerous team, esp. because if they win they will have stared elimination in the face 3 times, but this was so over the top. He made it sound like the Yankees have no prayer against them.

  122. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:20 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:17 pm

    KPB – it’s official. :) Every game of the ALCS is chicken chicken chicken!
    ————————————

    Thanks Trisha! :smile: Did you see my entry for the LCS’s at 4:59?

  123. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 5:22 pm

    If the Yankees don’t win the series, we could all probably use a little “Amsterdam Action”
    ——————————–
    My favorite coffee shop there, the yellow submarine coffee shop in Noord Holland ! I been there 11 times.

  124. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    Betsy

    It sounds like that guy should have been talking to the authorities instead of giving interviews, since the Twins are frauds.(in his opinion)

  125. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    “Since no one won, I should get the prize for being the most positive poster on here”

    :lol:

    You want taffy, you’ll get taffy!

    KPB, got it! I typically post the chart quite a few times so that I can be sure I didn’t miss anyone AND to be sure I put in the numbers right!

    :)

  126. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:24 pm

    I’m glad this is the deciding game because the “who do you want to win” thing is way overdone.

    The Yankees can beat either of these teams (or lose, but then any team can always lose to any team). You beat who’s in front of you – that’s it. The Rays coming in off a high would scare me -esp. with the Yankees being rusty – but the Yankees are no kids at this game. They’ve faced good teams before. A Rays/Yanks series would be a classic.

  127. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    “stuckey – good point. Do you like salt water taffy? That’’s my specialty.”

    S’okay. I appreciate the offer though.

    What the hell is taffy anyway?

    Taffy doesn’t occur in nature, does it? :-)

  128. Wave Your Hat October 12th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I’m tired of the Rays. 18 games a year is enough for me. Bring on the Rangers.

  129. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    “Since no one won, I should get the prize for being the most positive poster on here”

    I challenge that.

    If anyone can find a bad word I’ve ever said about this team, you’d be making it up..

  130. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I’m tired of the Rays. 18 games a year is enough for me. Bring on the Rangers.

    ———————–

    The Trop is really ugly for playoff baseball too.

  131. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    “I’m tired of the Rays. 18 games a year is enough for me. Bring on the Rangers.”

    Seconded.

    And best way to attract Lee..?

    Beat him.

  132. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 5:30 pm

    I challenge that.

    If anyone can find a bad word I’ve ever said about this team, you’d be making it up..

    ——————————

    I predicted the Yankees to win 65 more games than you.

    Only 96 wins. Talk about a pessimist :mad:

  133. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    It really doesn’t matter to me where Phil pitches – he’s proved he can pitch well at home. That said, Phil in game two in TX makes sense. Against Tampa? It doesn’t matter. However, clearly you want a veteran in game 7, so I think Phil should go game 2 regardless.

  134. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    HOLY CRAP! :shock:

    Scroll down and see the size of that burger. You ladies didn’t eat anything like that during the ALDS did you?

    http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/

  135. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    Trish, you know salt water taffy was invented in Atlantic City. There is a shop in the Trop casino that sells very good ones IMO.

  136. tampayank October 12th, 2010 at 5:31 pm

    “# LGY October 12th, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    I’m tired of the Rays. 18 games a year is enough for me. Bring on the Rangers.

    ———————–

    The Trop is really ugly for playoff baseball too.

    yeah other than being able to go to a few games, I’d rather all games be outdoors and not decided by a catwalk no play :(

  137. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    KPB, it was a joke. What more did he want the Yankees to do against the Twins?

  138. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    I liked DAVE a LOT more than the American President………..

  139. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    HOLY CRAP!

    Scroll down and see the size of that burger. You ladies didn’t eat anything like that during the ALDS did you?
    —————
    The size of the person who is eating that burger is equally impressive. Ladies , avoid eating that as well.

  140. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    OT – I went to an engagement party for one of my nephews yesterday and his fiance’s parents chose a clambake venue for the party. Though I chose steak over the lobster I did have clam cakes and the clear chowder (loaded with clams). I also had some left over food from our jaunt to Newport on Friday. With my brother home, we were out much of the time and I ate things I don’t typically eat. Well I paid for it the entire day today. I woke up with a queasy stomach and once it took hold, it didn’t let go. Out of desperation I called my doctor after my 8th trip to the bathroom, literally, and asked him if he would call in a prescription that would help to stop vomiting. For future reference, if you are desperate ask for a prescription of ondansetron hcl, also known as zofran. I took one pill and have been fine ever since. The stuff is like gold!

    The baseball part of this story is that they also gave us platters of grilled chicken, and I took home cooked chicken and froze it. I am already two meals ahead in the LCS! Except that I tried a little of the chicken when I got home just to see how it tasted (really a very little). But I am so paranoid at this point that I think I am going to throw out everything I took home from the clambake. I’m even afraid of the watermelon at this point, though I am craving it at this point because I am so dehydrated.

  141. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:36 pm

    Stuckey I knew that’s what LGY was talking about, or I would have fist-fought him for the title of most positive poster!!!

    :D

  142. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    KPB – I’m afraid to even look at food at this point!

    ;)

  143. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:38 pm

    Cashmoney

    :lol:

    I won’t go there.

  144. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    Cash, I’ve typically sent it to people who don’t have easy access to it, or at least I think they don’t. Since they make it here too I figure it’s a local “delicacy”. I’d substitute something else for someone who doesn’t want taffy.

    Stuckey, you are exactly right though. The closest to the correct number always wins in a contest if there isn’t a winner.

  145. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    # trisha – true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:37 pm

    KPB – I’m afraid to even look at food at this point!

    ;)
    —————————

    Don’t blame you I got full just looking at the picture.

  146. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 5:40 pm

    :) a little impropriety for the sake of levity , KPB, I will take the bullet on that one .

  147. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:41 pm

    “I liked DAVE a LOT more than the American President”

    I will unconvince you of that notion before too long.

    Aaron Sorkin is the Don Mattingly of TV/screenwriters.

    If anyone wants a kick in the pants, watch Michael Douglas’ speech to the White House press corps towards the end of the movie and then watch Barack Obama’s Nomination Acceptance Democratic convention speech from 2008. You can find both on YouTube I imagine.

    Let’s just say Sorkin’s version predated Obama’s by several years.

  148. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 5:43 pm

    Sure, Trish, I am sure R.I. probably makes good salt water taffy.

  149. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:45 pm

    No you won’t, Stuckey. I loved West Wing, at least for a few years, so I know Sorkin. I like TAP, but it’s not a movie I would ever watch again. I don’t like Douglas’ romance with Benning – then again, I am not a fan of romances, period. I like the movie, but I LOVE Dave. I like Dave’s relationship with the First Lady and how that develops and it’s just a movie I have a real affection for. TAP is a movie I hold at a distance.

  150. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Cash, I always liked it. Now I find that unless it’s a flavor I love I don’t go near taffy just because I don’t find it a fun chew! I feel the same way about Turkish Taffy and Bit-O-Honey and I used to love both! But if I didn’t have ready access to it I probably would want it. You know how that goes.

    :)

  151. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 5:47 pm

    Is Dave the one where the real president gets ill and a look a like takes over?

  152. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:48 pm

    “No you won’t, Stuckey.”

    Oh, but I will…:-)

    “I don’t like Douglas’ romance with Benning – then again, I am not a fan of romances, period.”

    Seen you mention this before. How come, if you don’t mind me asking.

    Don’t worry, I’m not invested enough to try to convince you otherwise on THAT particular one…

  153. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 5:49 pm

    I used to work with a couple people from R.I who were die hard Yankees fans. Is R.I. in general consider a Yankee town or RSN.

  154. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 12th, 2010 at 5:51 pm

    “I used to work with a couple people from R.I who were die hard Yankees fans. Is R.I. in general consider a Yankee town or RSN”

    Definite RS territory. There are pockets of Yankee fans but they are the exception as opposed to the rule.

  155. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 5:52 pm

    KPB, yes.

  156. CR9 October 12th, 2010 at 5:54 pm

    SportsNight – One of my favorite shows ever along with one of my favorite actors, Peter Krause!! Peter Krause fans, watch Parenthood tonight, NBC, 10 pm!

    MG – That is awesome that you got to grow up around Sam Rosen!

    Shame Spencer – I dont have a dislike for the Devils or Fatso Marty. Really, the only thing about the Debbies that I hate is Doc Emrick and Chico Resch. The only team in the NHL that I truly despise is …… wait for it………the Bruins. Side note: That scumpile criminal Mike Milbury – who went into the MSG crowd as a member of the Bruins and attacked Rangers fans – is allowed to broadcast on TV, even after his prejudiced remark calling Europeans “EUROTRASH” during the Olympics. If I ever get the opportunity to meet Milbury, Im certain to land myself in handcuffs.

  157. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:56 pm

    Stuckey, I don’t know. I just don’t get all enthused about spending hours watching a book or reading a movie about two people falling in love – it’s boring to me. I could be cynical in that way, though.

  158. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    KPB, yes!

  159. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    Then again, I’m not a girly girl, lol.

  160. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 5:57 pm

    KPB-

    I’m not really worried about ole’ fishface I’d just like to stick it to him is all.

    He’s a tricky old coot though. Hopefully, Texas will rub some egg on his face and Lee will shine.

    I also liked what WYH had to say It’s time for some fresh blood.

  161. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    stuckey,

    I did think of something bad you have said about the Yankees.

    CR9 is a heroic fan and therefore an extension of the Yankees (I’ve been told fans are the 10th man) and you say bad stuff about him all the time ;)

  162. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 5:59 pm

    Betsy-

    Everyone here knows you’re a dangerous woman. :)

  163. have a cigar October 12th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    If push comes to shove, I think I’ll actually go with watching the rescue of the miners from Chile live and just DVR the Rangers/Rays game.

    I’m a sucker for those “History in the Making” moments.

    The amazing thing about that story is that when they found out those miners were still alive after 13 days, that marked the longest point any group had survived in a mine collapse.

    That was about two months ago.

    They’re like the ’98 Yanks of miners.

  164. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 6:01 pm

    “Stuckey, I don’t know. I just don’t get all enthused about spending hours watching a book or reading a movie about two people falling in love – it’s boring to me. I could be cynical in that way, though.”

    Ah, you fell into my trap..lol

    Not going to try to convince you about romance, but the American President really isn’t a romance. It’s actually a treatise on political discourse in the media, and how it shapes policy.

    See, I changed your mind, right?

    :-)

  165. CR9 October 12th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    LGY – LMAO! Im glad this hero thing is catching on!!

  166. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 6:02 pm

    SAY ANYTHING , the best romance movie of all time !

  167. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 6:03 pm

    “CR9 is a heroic fan and therefore an extension of the Yankees (I’ve been told fans are the 10th man) and you say bad stuff about him all the time ;)”

    Gonna have to take a pass on this one considering my pledge of a few hours ago.

    Gotta lay low for a while.

  168. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:04 pm

    stuckey99/Betsy

    Thanks. I liked that movie.

  169. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 6:05 pm

    “I gave her my heart, and she gave me a pen.”

  170. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    Stuckey, that’s a very good point. I do remember that – and I think I remember feeling very positive at the end of the movie. For a few years, West Wing was the best. That epi when Mrs. Landingham died was one of the most moving tv shows I’ve ever seen. I love Martin Sheen.

  171. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    MTU, you don’t want to get into a fight with me. I was a MEAN little girl………..I haven’t lost all of that meanness, lol.

  172. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    Pride and Prejudice with a Boom Box , Stuckey , you can’t beat that combo.

  173. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:07 pm

    MTU

    Hopefully the eggs will be rotten and the shine will be of the moon variety for celebrating. I hear you can get a discount on that stuff.

  174. Eduardo October 12th, 2010 at 6:08 pm

    Cr9 -

    Enough with the hero nonsense It is already boring

  175. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:12 pm

    One of my favorites was Sleepless In Seattle.

    Who would have known back then it would now refer to Lee and Montero, instead of Hanks and Ryan? :smile:

  176. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 6:13 pm

    Cash – written and directed by Cameron Crowe, who went on to writer and direct Jerry Maguire and Almost Famous.

    He’s a lower god in my Pantheon in which Sorkin is Zeus.

  177. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    For pure cinematography and mood and it’s a bit of stretch to cal it a romance, Harrison Ford and Sean Young’s dalliance were pretty intense in Blade Runner as well.

    Dystopia love I guess.

  178. m October 12th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    You know, I was disappointed the Yankees didn’t win the division. But I realized something as I was looking at how challenging it would be getting past Tampa or Texas to get back to the WS.

    Had we won the division, we very likely would have had to go through BOTH Tampa and Texas to get back to the WS.

  179. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Hmmm…….

    http://espn.go.com/blog/new-yo.....st-in-alcs

    I still wouldn’t do it or wouldn’t have done it. You don’t ask someone to do something they’ve never done, not in a big spot anyway

  180. CR9 October 12th, 2010 at 6:17 pm

    Eduardo – There’s nothing I wouldnt do for the Yankees!!! I am a hero!

  181. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    Betsy-

    I know better than to tangle with you. I’m not that dumb. :)

    KPB-

    I’ll let you in on a little secret. Blake and I have got a little “busines” working up in the Hills near his home. Been going on for a while now.

    I’m a silent partner so to speak. Blake handles the day to day operations. I just get my “cut”.

    Don’t believe me ? Just ask Blake. Course, he’ll probably just deny it.

    Gotta be careful. We don’t cotton too much to outsiders. ;)

  182. Doreen October 12th, 2010 at 6:20 pm

    m -

    AHA!!!

    :)

  183. stuckey99 October 12th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    “Had we won the division, we very likely would have had to go through BOTH Tampa and Texas to get back to the WS.”

    Now THAT’s some astute, critical thinking I can get behind.

  184. CR9 October 12th, 2010 at 6:21 pm

    m – Very smart thinking re: Texas and TB.

    On your note earlier about wanting the Rangers if the umpires are intent upon screwing us on the strike zone: You are absolutely correct. The Rangers are a free swinging team while the Rays have a high OBP and take a lot of pitches.

    The reason the Rays hit us so well and can flop and get no hit against other teams is:

    Against us, they can take borderline pitches and expect the calls in their favor. As a result, they get more opportunities to see cookies or pitches right down the middle.

    Against other teams, they dont get all those borderline calls. That’s how a Dallas Braden can perfect game them.

  185. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:23 pm

    m

    Very good point. I’m glad that didn’t happen.

  186. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 6:02 pm
    SAY ANYTHING , the best romance movie of all time !

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

    I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!!!!!!!!

    I used to have a poster in my dorm room of John Cusack holding the boombox over his head.

    Lloyd Dobbler is one of my favorite movie characters ever

  187. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:24 pm

    MTU

    Your secret is save with me. But be careful, or you might get the wrong “cut” than you were looking for.

  188. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:26 pm

    Betsy

    Thanks for the link. I like Phil’s attitude, just don’t think it’s good for him to do that yet.

  189. m October 12th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Aw, shucks. I’m sure the guys from Northwestern and that catholic college figured it long before we did.

  190. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    KPB, you’re welcome – especially with his heavy workload. The Yankees would never consider that.

  191. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 6:29 pm

    Ha ! The wise one has spoken. Anytime I can be on the same wavelength as Erica , enuff said.

    I loved it the first time I ever seen it on video. Lloyd Dobbler is one of my favorite characters as well , E. It’s also delivered a few important social messages than your normal gooey romances.

  192. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    This may seem a little strange since the Yankees just swept the Twins, but I think the Twins are arguably better than both the Rays and Rangers.

    IMO the Twins offense is more dangerous and they have the best #2 in Pavano of those 3 clubs (ducks)

  193. m October 12th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    LGY,

    I was just thinking that the Rangers have the worst record amongst the four teams. And in a week division. I will console myself with that if the Rangers win tonight.

  194. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 6:33 pm

    That said, I preferred the Twins over Texas, because I think the Yankees matched up better with Liriano than they did against Lee.

    But, I do think the Twins could have knocked out the Rangers or Rays in the ALDS.

  195. CR9 October 12th, 2010 at 6:34 pm

    LGY – Honestly, prior to the series, the Twins only offensive weapon IMO was Mauer – and he was injured. The only real power threat IMO was Thome.

    Liriano and Pavano are both bums. Okay, well Liriano is not exactly a bum. But, you stick those 2 in the AL East….

  196. m October 12th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    *weak

  197. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    m,

    It’s the Cliff Lee factor. His consistency, success in the postseason, and ability to just go out there and pitch a CG makes the Rangers scary.

    Imagine Texas with Price or Liriano atop their rotation. I think Texas has the worst team beyond Lee, but I think Lee is better than both Price and Liriano especially in the postseason.

  198. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    KPB-

    I’m an honorary Southerner. Blake and I are practically like blood kin.

    I’m also an honorary Cajun ain’t I ? :)

  199. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Erica

    I placed the phone call and they replied:

    KPB, thanks for your concern of the feelings of a fellow Lohudder. However we regret that with such little notice we are unable to complete the request. We hope that Erica will be able to watch some of the game and if not, see the replay. We understand the pretend heart ache, Snoopys in prime viewing position, and her unwavering support of the greatest team ever. But we can’t change all of the plans on such short notice. Thanks for your call and have a great day.

    I personally think it’s crap, but I tried. Sorry I failed you. :sad:

  200. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 6:47 pm

    Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 6:29 pm
    Ha ! The wise one has spoken. Anytime I can be on the same wavelength as Erica , enuff said.

    I loved it the first time I ever seen it on video. Lloyd Dobbler is one of my favorite characters as well , E. It’s also delivered a few important social messages than your normal gooey romances.
    ***********

    :grin:

  201. Erica in NY October 12th, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:42 pm
    Erica

    I placed the phone call and they replied:

    KPB, thanks for your concern of the feelings of a fellow Lohudder. However we regret that with such little notice we are unable to complete the request. We hope that Erica will be able to watch some of the game and if not, see the replay. We understand the pretend heart ache, Snoopys in prime viewing position, and her unwavering support of the greatest team ever. But we can’t change all of the plans on such short notice. Thanks for your call and have a great day.

    I personally think it’s crap, but I tried. Sorry I failed you
    *******************

    Awww- I appreciate the effort.

    I will be sure to leave my Snoopys in prime viewing position on the couch though. But does it really count when the TV is off? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm

  202. Betsy October 12th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    LGY, I posted earlier that some host on 1050 ESPN ripped the Twins as frauds and diminished what the Yankees did because of it. The Twins are a good team. Better than the Rays? No, because the Rays by record are better than the Yankees. Better than Rangers? I don’t know. I don’t think the Rangers are a great team – they are a very good team. The ALCS is going to be hard fought…….regardless.

    Lee is an amazing pitcher………..one day I hope to call him an amazing Yankee.

  203. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:52 pm

    MTU

    As long as you’re willing to join in the Fais do do after the Yankees win #28, you’re in!

  204. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Awww- I appreciate the effort.

    I will be sure to leave my Snoopys in prime viewing position on the couch though. But does it really count when the TV is off? Hmmmmmmmmmmmm
    —————————————

    Considering that they can’t really see, we’re all good. Go and enjoy yourself and have fun. :smile:

  205. LGY October 12th, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Betsy,

    I don’t think being better over a 162 games is necessarily the same as being better in a 5 or 7 game series in the postseason.

  206. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    KPB-

    I know the Dehp do do so the Fais whatever it is should be no problem. :)

  207. Cashmoney October 12th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Game 1: Friday, October 15 at 8:07 p.m. at TEX/TB
    Game 2: Saturday, October 16 at 4:07 p.m. at TEX/TB
    Game 3: Monday, October 18 at 8:07 p.m. at Yankee Stadium
    Game 4: Tuesday, October 19 at 8:07 p.m. at Yankee Stadium
    Game 5: Wednesday, October 20 at 4:07 p.m. at Yankee Stadium*
    Game 6: Friday, October 22 at 8:07 p.m. at TEX/TB*
    Game 7: Saturday, October 23 at 8:07 p.m. at TEX/TB*

    Via RAB

  208. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    MTU

    I don’t know what your describing, but the Fais do do is a party with cajun dance.

  209. MTU October 12th, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    KPB-

    Ok. No problem. It wasn’t very funny anyway.

  210. KPB October 12th, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    MTU

    As long as you bring your dancing shoes we’re good. :smile:

    Time for supper,be back later.

  211. BIG AL October 12th, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    MTU -

    Gotcha them barrels you’d been want’in for that business. Where do you want them sent, to the hills location, or the cave?

  212. BIG AL October 12th, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    Super time – Later.

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