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Berkman steps in for Teixeira

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Oct 20, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Marcus Thames DH
Lance Berkman 1B
Jorge Posada C
Curtis Granderson CF
Brett Gardner LF

 
 

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163 Responses to “Berkman steps in for Teixeira”

  1. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    I miss seeing Teixeira’s name in there. :(

  2. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    http://nymag.com/daily/sports/…..reatu.html

    Really good take………….that said, I’m not going to blame Yankee fans for not being into it when their team barely was.

  3. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    and let the line up whining begin!!!

  4. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:03 pm

    I don’t know if a manager can lose a city…………….but if Joe re-signs, it might get awfully interesting from hereon out.

  5. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 12:04 pm

    HEY EVERYBODY!

    The Yankees HUMILIATED the Sux in 2004* by going up 3 games to 0, and winning by the score of 19-8.

    Anyone remember what happened after that? True, we don’t have a 3-4 combo on milkshakes and pregnancy hormones (we don’t even have a 3-4 combo anymore ) and we don’t have a club drinking Jack Daniels in the clubhouse, and we don’t have NY reporters putting columns with inflammatory remarks about the Yankees at each of their lockers (that’s because they’re the ones writing the inflammatory remarks ha ha). But we have very capable players who came close to winning the AL East despite having a rotation of one!

    So put that in your peacepipes and smoke it!

  6. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    I hope they give Swisher a sedative before the game.

    The “Hero” garbage he struts up to the plate with in the post season ain’t working.

    How about focusing and doing your job for a change Nick?

    That said, CC will get us back to Texas and Berkman will hit some lasers RH today.

  7. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 12:08 pm

    “This isn’t a 6 game series.

    If you are conceding Game 7, you really shouldn’t be questioning anyone’s baseball smarts.

    Guess what?

    If the Yankees get this to Game 7 now, they have all the momentum.

    You don’t set up a playoff rotation with the idea you can’t win Game 7, regardless of who is on the mound.

    That’s just dumb.”

    :lol:

    When you’re on, you’re on!

  8. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 12:10 pm

    I like Swisher but he isn’t looking too good right now.

    In 119 post-season PAs, he is sporting a slash line of .163/.305/296.

  9. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    Negative Nellies Never Nix their Note!

  10. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 12:11 pm

    The Michael Kay guarantee thing is getting a little tired. We all know Kay is a goofball.

    If the Rangers really needed Kay for motivation then they are going to be royally screwed next week against the Giants or the Phillies. Complete nonsense. They could care less what Kay says and the rest of us should follow suit.

  11. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    I wasn’t going to write a song but a few posters asked me to, and so I did. Anyone around who wants to see the unveiling? I’ll post it at the beginning of the game also.

  12. Cashman needs to go October 20th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Lost in all of this yankees suck talk is the fact that Nelson Cruz took second on the fly ball to centerfield to set up the intentional walk and homerun – if he doesn’t do that the inning may have turned out differently..this is what i mean when i say gardner doesn’t have the baserunning instincts (actually not too many on the yankees would have done that)- he’s either too dumb or too scared to make those kind of decisions..

    and nelson cruz ain’t that fast – you just have to have the balls to do it – yankee players are ball less…and prefer to wait fo rthe 3 run homerun…

    by the way woulkd anyone be shocked if the yankees win 3 in a row now that the automatic out named mark teixeira won’t be clogging up the 3 spot in the lineup…

    i hope girardi realizes this and adjusts next years lineup and moves robbie to 3rd in the lineup and tex down to 5 or 6…

  13. pat October 20th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Joe Girardi has as much Yankee front office support as anyone in the organization so writers and radio loud mouths can bloviate but it’s all for naught.

  14. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    Wave,

    I’m fairly close to the field in my seats on the Yankees side. You should see the guy pumping himself up before his at bats. He looks like he should be in the NFL or WWF. He’s completely out of his mind before he steps up to the plate. Instead of focusing and blocking out the crowd, you see him get over pumped by it.

  15. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 12:13 pm

    sure why not Trisha…the blog could use a little cheerfulness

  16. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    G Love-

    That’s an interesting first hand observation. Thanks.

  17. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Wave, that’s why I suggested possibly trading him………the Yankees need to make changes in the off-season, but they are very limited in what they can do. Only a few players are tradeable – Gardner, Swish, Granderson – because the lineup is basically set in stone. I love Granderson, so he stays. The Yankees have struggled offensively in the post-season for several years, aside from last – but they can’t really do much because the players struggling are the players you have to count on : Posada, Cano (not this year obviously), Tex, Jeter, Alex (not last year). Again, perhaps the mix needs to be changed – and that’s why you could trade Swish.

  18. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    trish-I want to see your song! :)

  19. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 12:15 pm

    Win today, however it needs to be done, and get back to Texas.

    As far as Swish is concerned, chilling out a bit would help.

    He’s gotten himself out more in this series expanding the strikezone than at any other time in the season.

    A sign of pressing. That happens in the post-season.

  20. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    Almost had GTLU, Rats! Just needed to switch Timmy and Elvis.

  21. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 12:17 pm

    In Swisher’s defense-he’s not playing 100% healthy.

  22. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:19 pm

    I like Swish a lot, but maybe we need a more chill kind of player in the post-season.

  23. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    What’s that sound I hear? Sounds like an ambulance? And whoooooosh. She was gone.

  24. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Erin,

    He might not be 100%, but the guy literally looks like he’s being sent in to the rush the passer on a 3rd and long before he steps up to the plate.

    He gets very into the crowd noise.

    On Monday night he was having a Damon-like at bat battling Cliff Lee and fouling everything off.

    Then the crowd started to recognize his battling and went nuts and he took it in and swung wildly and struck out.

    He’s different in the regular season. He’s not this manic.

  25. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 12:20 pm

    Joelsherman1 On Cano hitting 3d in place of Teixeira, Girardi said he’s hitting best and wants Cano to get more chances #Yankees, #Rangers

  26. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    I think we will win today and I think putting Cano in the 3 spot is the best thing they could have done. Losing Tex at first hurts a lot but as much as I like him, he wasnt doing any good at all on offense and killing the Rally, Jeter kept getting on base and Tex was never able to bring him in. Lets win this one. Take it back to Texas and work some magic.

  27. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    SJ44 -

    The disappointing part of that – Swisher expanding his strike zone – is that generally he has worked some good counts. He just can’t finish off the at-bat.

    I do have to laugh, because just this morning my husband was saying the same thing about Swisher pumping himself up before at-bats – I never really noticed, myself – like a wrestler.

  28. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    Girardi said he’s hitting best and wants Cano to get more chances #Yankees, #Rangers
    —————–
    And that’s wasn’t the case all season? STOP SAYING DUMB A.SS SHATS!

  29. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 12:23 pm

    G. Love-very interesting. I never knew he got that into the crowd noise during the PS.

  30. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:24 pm

    If we can get this to a game 7, I think we win this. Texas will be playing with so much pressure and Andy will know how to deal with that pitching wise.

    CC can get us back to Texas. Phil will need to pitch the game of his life and I think he can.

    Just win today.

  31. I Like Inge October 20th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I know baseball is not the ra-ra emotional type game like football but the Yankees could use some of this just to angry and whip some tale!!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zu2C9xnHWVs

    Or maybe a strong shot of jack before the game.

  32. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    Poor Swish. He’s dying to be the hero.

    Alex had those issues as well for a few years. He just internalized it.

    (This post has been brought to you by Dr Phil) :wink:

  33. JM October 20th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    They should mix just a touch of Valium in with Swish’s Gatorade.

  34. Wave Your Hat October 20th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Nick changed his approach at the plate this year to be more aggressive. It worked as far as BA is concerned, but the down side is when he isn’t hitting, he isn’t helping. Last year in the post-season he managed to get on base even when he didn’t hit very well, but now he isn’t even getting on base.

  35. Bret The Hitman October 20th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Arod’s double play ball hurt last night.

    Andrus made a play on someone (forget who) that cos the Yankees a run when the game was still up in the air.

    Joba just sucks. He will never be a closer.

    The Yankees need to trade him in the offseason.

  36. D-Man October 20th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Swish is the heart and soul of this team… he provides energy and is one of the few who doesn’t have a corporate, boring persona.

    We need more players like him. We need some goofballs on this team who relax when pressure comes. Look at how loose Texas is. After blowing a 5 run lead, they come back the next day and hammer an 18 game winner.

    The manager is tight and it is trickling down to the players. We need to bring in more guys who like to have fun. We lost a lot of that this year with Damon, Melky, Bruney, Coke, Hinske, etc.

    Look at the faces of the guys yesterday after the Burnett bomb. They looked dejected. It was a 2-run deficit and they looked like it was 15. The 09 Yankees would have confidently come to the plate and rallied.

    That’s why, like others have said, I would be nervous about bringing in Lee if he wins a WS ring. Bring back some hunger, bring in more players like Swisher.

  37. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 12:26 pm

    Kate, remember that I said I do not like melancholy tunes? Well JEKIKASO came up with Goodbye Ruby Tuesday as a suggestion, and because we’ve had that fruitloop Ruby Tuesday with us, I thought it was a good thought. So I used it with a twist.

    Hope you like it. I have another cool one swirling though. I’m going to do it right after I post this one.

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

    Sung to Goodbye Ruby Tuesday

    We will never know where it came from
    Yesterday don’t matter, now it’s gone
    While the sun was bright
    C-C came out to fight
    One pitch down,
    Yanks went to town

    Goodbye, Texas Rangers
    Yanks turned it around on you
    You thought you would drink on this day
    We’re not going to miss you!

    Then Hughsie found his way, it’s 3 to 3
    The bullpen did its job, and set us free
    Yankees won’t be chained
    A victory, they rained
    They haven’t lost
    It’s for the Boss!

    Goodbye, Texas Rangers
    Yanks turned it around on you
    You thought you would drink on this day
    We’re not going to miss you!

    So Andy takes the mound, against Cliff Lee
    The Rangers feel so sure, of victory
    But Andy he does thrive, the Yanks bats come alive
    What do you know? Save won by MO!

    Goodbye, Texas Rangers
    Yanks turned it around on you
    You go home while Yanks keep going
    We’re not going to miss you!

    GO YOU TITANS A/K/A YANKEES!!! WE KNOW YOU CAN DO IT!

  38. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:29 pm

    Bruney? Coke? Last I heard, Bruney was pitching in the Mets’ minor league system……..and Coke wasn’t very good last year.

  39. Yank 97 October 20th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    Oh, and one note to end here: The inevitable consequence of billion-dollar cathedrals of luxury boxes is a wealthier, more corporate, less engaged fan. It happens. We get it. But it was astounding, and deeply depressing, to see the massive number of empty seats at Yankee Stadium in the seventh inning tonight. (In the ninth inning, down by seven runs, we suppose we understand.) It was a long game, on a Tuesday night, and everybody’s gotta go to work Wednesday, all understood. But considering how many amazing October nights the Yankees have given their fans over the last fifteen years, and considering the tying run was at the plate in the eighth inning, it must have been harrowing for Yankees brass to see so many fans head for the gates. We don’t want to see anyone mocking Los Angeles sports fans anymore. The new Yankee Stadium has turned Yankees postseason crowds into something we don’t recognize, and don’t want to.

    ————————-

    That was the best part of the article, and spot on. The new stadium has ruined our HFA. San Francisco, laid back and all, is 10x louder than any game played at the NYS. Nevermind Philly.

    Really, in the postseason, out of all the 8 teams, NYS is probably the 2nd worst playoff atmosphere, only to Atlanta. By a considerable margin, too.

    Trost, Levine, etc. need to address that this winter. We sound more like Turner Field than Citizens Bank Park.

  40. blackaccord October 20th, 2010 at 12:30 pm

    This Texas team reminds me of the 2002 angels team… speed through out the team… stealing bases and taking extra bases.. infield hits and bloop hits falling at the right place and power in the middle of the order with hamilton and cruz… Yesterday I can remember atleast 3 things that went for them…

    young’s dribbler to A-rod that he couldnt throw…
    Kinsler’s blooper that fell in no man’s land..
    Young fielding the shot with bases loaded and the ball coming of his glove and falling right into his other hand…

    A different day, these 3 plays could have saved a couple of runs and given us a couple of runs..

  41. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Trisha-great song. I think that one’s my favorite so far!

  42. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 12:31 pm

    Good job Trisha working the whole “troll vs hope/victory” theme in there.

  43. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:32 pm

    No one is saying Swisher shouldn’t be a lively personality.

    But there is a zen to hitting and blocking out the distractions and doing your job.

    He struggles with that in the post season. He wants to hit the ball over the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar.

    I don’t want him to go anywhere. I just want him to calm down at the plate and breathe and press a little bit less.

  44. Yankee Trader October 20th, 2010 at 12:33 pm

    This team is playing tight, the manager needs to loosen up. The teams weaknesses were exposed during the month of September, and Texas has the lineup and pitching to expose them.

    Maybe they should hand out white towels to wave frantically when Texas is in the field to blind them, bring cowbells and thundersticks to drown out the booing Yankee fans.

    Anyway, one game at a time, and maybe, just maybe, theyll wake up!!

  45. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 12:34 pm

    Trisha -

    Well done. You’ve got quite the knack.

    :)

  46. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:35 pm

    The new YS hasn’t ruined anything for me. This team gave the fans nothing to root for……………

  47. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    excuse me, nothing to cheer for. Let the players do their part and the fans will follow………..

  48. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    I’ve been to an awful lot of games in both Yankee Stadiums.

    You want my take on the crowd noise?

    The open concourses have killed the sound that used to be generated by having solid walls where they are now open.

    To me that’s the only difference. The crowd’s have been loud, but it’s hard to get into it when Cliff Lee shut the team down on Monday night.

    I mean, the stadium went nuts for a walk. A standing O for a walk. When Posada got the first hit they were even louder.

    It just doesn’t reverberate like it did across the street because those concourses are now open and the sound flows out instead of bouncing back.

    The fans are still as die hard as they were. I met Yankee fans who drove from as far as North Carolina and Ohio to get to the games this week. The crowd has been on it’s feet for every 2 strike count.

  49. Yankee Trader October 20th, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    Turner Field is quiet, because most people that attend have other roots and allegiance to the teams they grew up with.

  50. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 12:37 pm

    and yet the Yankees led the league again in come from behind wins…they just came back earlier in the game this season, so there were less pies…yeah that sounds to me a lack of confidence

    it was mentioned repeatedly that this season the top 4 teams were very close, there was no clear favorite…and the Yankees have made it to the ALCS…yeah they haven’t done as well as we have hoped, but at least they are there.

    I understand how watching a young team like the Rays or Rangers can be exciting, but they also sometimes run themselves out of games and make base running blunders and errors. The Yankees don’t play like that, they are a veteran group, and it is unrealistic to expect otherwise.

  51. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 12:38 pm

    G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:24 pm
    If we can get this to a game 7, I think we win this. Texas will be playing with so much pressure and Andy will know how to deal with that pitching wise.

    CC can get us back to Texas. Phil will need to pitch the game of his life and I think he can.

    Just win today.

    ————————————————————————————————————————

    G. Love – I enjoy your posts.

    And while I love this team dearly, I see a calm and confidence in this Texas team that will not succumb to any “pressure”.

    Texas is getting it done – across the board. Their 7-8-9 hitters are popping laces off the game balls. Their baby-faced long man Holland is slaying us. Josh Hamilton is swinging a whiffle bat up there. Andrus is playing like Jeter in his prime. Michael Young seems like a 50/50 basehit to right-center proposition every at-bat.

    The Rangers are hungry and they want it. No “pressure” will change that with this group.

  52. pat October 20th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

    Postseason series get magnified.

    Swisher tries to hit the ball over the Mohegan Sun Sports Bar some days in the regular season too.

  53. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    nice one Trisha :)

  54. Eroc October 20th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Texas was built for the short series. Too many people arrogantly (not only here, but elsewhere) discounted them because they didn’t play in the big, bad AL East.

    They are also very loose. They did a very good job of adding good clubhouse guys who know how to have fun and relax the team. In addition to being good, they have the right mentality. Doesn’t hurt that they have an unbeatable postseason pitcher.

    But the real difference is A-Rod. Last year, he carried us. Difference between him and Cano is that Cano had been the only one to hit, period, not necessarily “huge” hits, but he’s been our only source of offense. A-Rod had game-changing/winning hits. Every time he came up when we needed it, he delivered. We don’t have that this year. Remember, last year’s team, until the WS, looked just as lethargic as our offense. Difference is, they had good pitching and only needed a big hit to win… and A-Rod provided most of those.

    The pitching was also immensely better last year. Remember, the offense was suspect last year as well. 1 run against Blackburn. 2 runs against Joe Saunders. 2 runs vs. Pedro, 3 runs vs. Joe Blanton, 2 runs vs. Pavano, etc. So their offense was not as much as a liability.

  55. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 12:40 pm

    Wow. They’re going to call out the fans? We were chanting “A-J! A-J!” in the 6th. That homerun was devastating. You seriously can’t call out the fans for quieting down for that.

    Granted, I was trying to keep my section in it – but after the bullpen melted down, people just got up and left. Can you blame them? If it was close – people would have stayed. It’s that simple.

  56. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 12:42 pm

    LOL at the new stadium ruining HFA.

    They had the best home record in the majors last year and are either second or third this year.

    Over the last 2 seasons of the new stadium, they have had the best home record in MLB.

    The crowd was GREAT last night until the game got out of hand. Like it is in EVERY park in baseball.

    Sometimes, one should look at facts before buying into childish, and incorrect, nonsense.

  57. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 12:43 pm

    “The crowd was GREAT last night until the game got out of hand. Like it is in EVERY park in baseball.”

    Bingo.

  58. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 12:44 pm

    Watching the game on TV, it certainly appeared that the crowd was into it, they showed fans on their feet every time there was 2 strikes…and you could hear various chants…I think it is just a popular thing to knock the Yankee fans

  59. Derek October 20th, 2010 at 12:45 pm

    I just wanted to say while the team is still alive that I have enjoyed reading your comments through this season and postseason. Some of you (regulars especially) have posted some really insightful information and links to other very good content. Many of you are really great fans and I enjoy reading posts from die hard Yankees fans like myself.

    Anyway, time to take care of business this afternoon. No one on our side looks like they have been having any fun or trying very hard out there so far this series and that has to change today. Time to pull their collective heads out of their collective a$$e$ and play up to their potential. The Yankees have more talent than the Rangers and can still do this. We’ve got the big man on the mound (who should be inspired by A.J. Burnett’s gutsy performance last night) and I wouldn’t want it any other way. Go Yankees!!!

  60. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 12:46 pm

    We’ve been cleaning the Rangers’ clocks in the postseason long enough.

    It’s time they had their turn.

    7 runs per game they’ve scored this ALCS.

    I appreciate the confidence in getting this to Game 7, but let’s start with tonight first.

    This lineup, with Granderson, Gardner and a RH Berkman, will not help a struggling offense tonight against Wilson.

  61. Yankee Trader October 20th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    It’s simple-Pitching, Hitting, Fielding, and a little luck wins games, and the Yankees have pretty much fallen far short in ever category in almost every game against Texas.

  62. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    The crowd’s been great both nights so far. If the Yankees have a guy on base, everyone is on their feet ready for something to happen. Every 2 strike count people stand.

    I haven’t seen any of this “corporate soulless fatcat” fan ruining the experience and I have seats on the field level.

    I’m sick of hearing how the fans are the problem. The only problem the fans have caused is they cheer too much for Swisher and he gets beer muscles when he goes up to the plate looking to reward us all.

    Other than that, the crowd has been into it. When you give a standing O for a walk on Monday night, I don’t know how the fans can be criticized.

  63. JEKIKASO October 20th, 2010 at 12:47 pm

    Nice job, Trish! you may have found a second job,LOL!!

  64. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    I’m just gonna say it: I want another shot at Lee.

  65. G-C October 20th, 2010 at 12:48 pm

    Have to take it one game at a time.

    We win today, and thats very possible, we’re one shellacking of Colby Lewis away from forcing a game seven.

    I still think we can do this.

  66. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    I think the crowd was AWESOME last night. Still disappointed that today there are tickets being sold on the cheap and the numbers and facts say that it wasn’t sold out last night. Probably won’t be today either. So that kindve sucks.

    Whatever though the crowd can’t pitch and hit. Win today baby win today.

  67. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    G Love/Concerned Citizen
    it is good to hear your first hand report, b/c that is certainly how it appeared on TV

  68. Dano from England October 20th, 2010 at 12:49 pm

    G Love, thanks for the posts on the atmosphere in the stadium – living 3000 miles away, it’s good to hear!
    I have only ever been to one game, in the old YS, and it was amazing to see the game live.

  69. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Goose,

    The only thing I have to say to you is in 2004 after being up 3-0 we looked like the Rangers look right now.

    How did that turn out?

    A series can turn on a dime.

    If CC does what he is capable of today, we’ll get back to Texas and anything can happen.

    I just hope Arod wakes up today with his power stroke intact. We need him to step up and make a moment today.

  70. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:53 pm

    Blaming the fans is ridiculous……………it’s not their business to get the Yankees to play better.

  71. Jeters Edge In Blazin Copper October 20th, 2010 at 12:54 pm

    But the big difference between this team and the 2004 Red Sox is that the Yankees game 7 starter was a combo of Kevin Brown & Javey Vasquez, two very beatable pitchers. Cliff Lee in game 7 is a whole different world.

  72. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:55 pm

    We should worry about game 7 if we get there. Game 5 is no gimme and game 6 isn’t either.

  73. indy42 October 20th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Hey! I guessed the lineup right!

    Sweet.

    Am I the only one who thinks there might be a silver lining in Tex getting hurt? Cano finally in the 3 spot, with both Berkman and Thames.

  74. G. Love October 20th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    Don’t read into the low prices on last minute stub hub tickets as any indication of fan interest.

    That has more to do with people/scalpers who held onto tickets trying to double and triple their money who are now desperate to dump the tickets and get something back.

    It’s also a day game and most people are in school and work. It’s hard to get off for a baseball game in this economy.

  75. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 12:56 pm

    I thought the crowd was great last night.

    Only in The Bronx is every opposing pick-off a missed balk that gets booed. Or it’s just a wimpy pitcher too scared to throw to the plate.

    Every close pitch taken with 2 strikes is a missed strike 3.

    Doesn’t matter that only a small % of fans can actually tell if was actually a strike or not.

    It was a missed call and that blind-as-a-bat ump is gonna hear about it!!

  76. WTL October 20th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    I love Swish too but it was pretty funny to see him pounding a Red Bull in the dugout after an at-bat the other night. Lord knows how much of that stuff he drinks. Maybe he should be chugging some Chamomile tea.

  77. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    http://www.nydailynews.com/ny_local/…ting_arod.html

    An unhinged fan with a crush on Cameron Diaz ran onto the Yankee Stadium field during Monday night’s game to confront A-Rod about his love for the stunning starlet, sources said.

    But Grim LeRogue, 33, was tackled by Stadium security as he attempted to rush the third baseman in the top of the fifth inning in Game 3 of the American League Championship Series, cops said.

    Tucked in LeRogue’s pocket, police found a picture of Alex Rodriguez with his face crossed out and a drawing of a small gun pointed at his head, a source said. Etched on the photo were the words, “You gotta go, buddy.”

    “He was absolutely out of his f—–g mind,” said the source, adding that LeRogue was rambling the entire time he was in custody.

    *********

    This is genuinely frightening; I’ll be glad when the Yankees get out of NY – hopefully to TX

  78. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 12:57 pm

    Okay this is my favorite.

    IT’S WEST SIDE STORY TIME GANG!!!

    OUR WEST SIDE STORY!!!

    You know the game will be finished at night.

    So this is sung to the tune of Tonight.

    It is impossible for me to love this team any more. I wrote this song with tears in my eyes.

    I LOVE YOU YANKEES. ON YOUR WORST DAY YOU BRING ME THE GREATEST JOY BECAUSE YOU ARE ALWAYS OUT THERE TRYING TO WIN. THANK YOU FOR ALLOWING ME TO BE A FAN.

    Signed

    trisha

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

    Sung to the tune of Tonight

    The Yanks are gonna have their day
    Tonight.
    Those Rangers they will pay
    Tonight.

    Ron Washington will grumble: “Not right!”
    But once those Rangers stumble
    The Yanks make it riiiiight

    Yanks gonna hand ‘em a surprise
    Tonight.
    Yanks gonna cut ‘em down to size
    Tonight.

    Girardi says to CC
    Just pitch
    But just in case he falters
    Bats go without hitch
    Tonight.

    (Yanks gonna rock it tonight,)
    Yanks gonna jazz it up and win us a game!
    (They’re gonna get it tonight)
    Once CC starts then they’ll wish they never came!

    Tonight, tonight,
    Won’t be just any night,
    Tonight the Yankee claim victory.
    Tonight, tonight, they win our hearts tonight.
    Then you know, they will go after three.
    Today
    Their range is building slowly
    They know their shrine is holy,
    The ghosts they will alight!
    Oh Yanks, glow bright
    And make this endless day endless night!

    TONIGHT!!!!!

    Forever ours. GO YANKEES!!!

  79. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    Indy 42 no you didn’t. you didn’t win GTLU sorry

  80. stuart a October 20th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    sj 44 back. nice to see. everyone likes to overanalyze and give reason when not possible.

    texas is making the plays and the yanks are not except the lee game yanks have had a ton of opptys.

    swisher should now after about 50 + ab’s that trying to hard and grioing to hard is a formula for failure…

    girardi can help the cause by using his brain but arod, jorge, swisher, etc can help by at leat getting 1 hit each. the batting avgs in the postseason are pathetic..

    i expect a win today…..worry about friday on friday….1 game at a time……

  81. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 12:58 pm

    “It’s hard to get off for a baseball game in this economy.”

    No kidding. Otherwise I would be there for all 3 games. I was lucky to get off for one. (Boss was out on business.)

  82. Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 12:59 pm

    Turn on a dime?

    You mean like the way our bullpen has been turning on a dime watching bomb after bomb land in the outfield gaps or over the wall?

    I’m as confident as the next guy, but this team has shown me nothing to believe they will extend this back to Texas. Even with CC on the hill.

    Where’s our Young? Our Hamilton, Cruz, Molina?

    Nowhere to be found.

  83. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

    Jeers
    we get a weekly garden share, and it is always a surprise what the veggies will be for the week. Guess what we got for the first time yesterday? No not beets, but brussel sprouts…nice and tender and fresh…yummy

  84. blake October 20th, 2010 at 1:03 pm

    CC, Hughes, and Pettite should all pitch with ketchup in their socks…..Apparently that’s good luck.

  85. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 1:04 pm

    Star ledger is reporting that Hughes could be used out of the pen today and MO will be available for 7 outs.

    All hands on deck i guess

  86. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    How is that possible……………if we get to game 6, Phil is going to start. I know there would be a day off, but still.

  87. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    *****GLTU CORRECTION *****

    indy42 Won Today’s GTLU!

    Thank you, indy42 for bringing it to my attention. I made a typo when I entered your lineup. :oops:

  88. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:06 pm

    Hughes would comr out of pen if needed. Girardi says he may still start him if it comes to that.
    26 minutes ago via TweetDeck

    ***What does this mean? Huh?

  89. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Mo available for up to 7 outs. Almost Rollie Fingers territory.
    22 minutes ago via TweetDeck
    Reply Retweet . Also, Kearns not considered to start. Girardi wanted Berkman at first. Swisher has only played there in emergency.
    25 minutes ago via TweetDeck
    Reply Retweet . Hughes would comr out of pen if needed. Girardi says he may still start him if it comes to that.
    26 minutes ago via TweetDeck
    Reply Retweet

    **********

    I guess Joe is referring to Kearns?

  90. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    im calling for steak today…chicken isnt working, also…maybe wearing the Teixeira shirt was not a good idea last night. Nothing is going right.

    Reminds me of a Tampa Yankee game I went to where the other team(those darn clearwater threshers/phillies) scored like 10 runs in one inning. I moved to a different section thinking that might help. (I was even tempted to walk up to Banuelos who was sitting in the section below me and ask him to pitch) this old guy came and sat down a few rows in front of me and turned and said “did you move thinking it might help too?”

    I will be at school during the game tonight and ill have a Chipotle steak burrito bowl because I swear those are good luck.

  91. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    Trisha -

    That one was inspired.

    Thanks. :)

  92. ZMAN October 20th, 2010 at 1:09 pm

    I agree about the crowd

    Even Cincinnati was louder than the stadium. Granted, they haven’t given us much to cheer about, but these passion-less cities like Texas, Cincy, and SF are louder than us this year. Even opposing players have commented on it throughout the past 2 years.

    The moat is the big problem though and that is the most noticeable on TV. From going to the stadium though, the rest of the stadium seems fine. I agree with G. Love that the open concourse is mostly responsible.

    Crowd noise is the last of our concerns, though. Crowd noise can’t make them pitch, hit, or manage.

  93. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    upstate kate,

    Fresh from the earth brussels sprouts? Not even sure I’ve ever had them?

    And unfortunately, none of our food vows seem to be working.

    Someone mentioned venison yesterday. Maybe that was the trick.

    Roasted chestnuts! That’s another thing that goes well with brussels sprouts.

  94. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    I think Hughes could throw an inning and still start on Friday no problem

  95. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:10 pm

    oops, I gues Joe means that Phil probably won’t start game 6 – Andy on short rest would

  96. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    I think he means that Phil will still start game 6 if they get there. They are apparently taking this one game at a time and not looking to a future game that might never come. Should have been that way since game 3.

  97. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 20th, 2010 at 1:12 pm

    Okay, lyrics shop closed for the day. (thank God, I know) :)

    See y’all later. Off to seek my fortune – or something!

  98. Fran the original October 20th, 2010 at 1:13 pm

    Trisha, you may have another career as a song writer :)

    Let’s go Yankees.

  99. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Unknown, possibly, but Joe’s comment about still maybe starting Phil should it come to that makes me think that Andy is going in game 6

  100. upstate kate October 20th, 2010 at 1:14 pm

    Jeers
    yes, they were still on the stalk. My husband wasn’t sure what they were.

  101. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    0 Days, 2 Hours, and 45 Minutes until Game 5 of the ALCS :grin:

  102. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    TY, I don’t think so………………although starting Andy on short rest goes completely against everything he and Cash, esp. Cash, have talked about. It would be a panic move, though I probably would agree with it.

  103. yanks 27 October 20th, 2010 at 1:15 pm

    Considering we have to win all 3 games, changing the rotation makes no sense. Might as well have everyone on regular rest.

  104. Nick in SF October 20th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    What we really need is for CC to be available for 21+ outs.

  105. NYYROC October 20th, 2010 at 1:17 pm

    Today would be a bullpen day for Hughes anyway. He could probably go 1 IP and still start Friday.

  106. ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    If someone wants to donate Legends seats to me, I’ll happily get that section into the game.

  107. ET October 20th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    MO for 7 outs? Hughes out of the pen?

    If these things were options, why the hell were they not yesterday when we really needed it? Today, if CC is on, we won’t need it.

  108. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:18 pm

    Would today be Phil Hughes’ “throw day?” That would explain his being available for an inning or so out of the pen and still able to make a start on Friday night.

  109. indy42 October 20th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    indy42 Won Today’s GTLU!

    Thank you, indy42 for bringing it to my attention. I made a typo when I entered your lineup.

    =====

    Awesome!!!

  110. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 1:19 pm

    I am just going to worry about this afternoons game. No sense in pondering who will start a possible game 6 or 7 if it might not come. The offense and bullpen needs to step it up because it wont matter who starts the game. you cant win without scoring any runs.

  111. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Then again, of course the Yankees trust Andy on short rest above Phil on any rest …………

  112. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:21 pm

    I only questioned about game 6 because of Joe saying he may still start Phil in TX – that’s not exactly definite.

  113. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    ConcernedCitizen October 20th, 2010 at 1:18 pm
    If someone wants to donate Legends seats to me, I?ll happily get that section into the game.
    ****************

    MY dad sat there in the 1st row during a late September game. The game had a two hour + rain delay. I asked him how he passed the time. He said “I ate”. LOL

  114. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    and no, that’s not a knock on Phil, but they trust Andy almost above anyone

  115. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    indy42 -

    It’s the little things that make us happy isn’t it? :) Sorry for the mistake.

  116. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:22 pm

    indy42 -

    It’s the little things that make us happy isn’t it? :) Sorry for the mistake.

  117. ET October 20th, 2010 at 1:23 pm

    If the Yankees offense is on (and it’s not), pitchers like Colby Lewis do not pitch well against the Yankees twice in a series.

    Look at last year. Lackey was very good in game 1, gave up 6 runs in game 5 (even if the pen let his runs score). Saunders gave up 2 runs in game 2, didn’t get out of the 3rd inning in game 6. Pedro dominated us in game 2, was bad in game 6. Even Lee was masterful in Game 1 and pedestrian in game 5.

    I suspect the same thing will happen to Wilson/Lewis if the Yanks get their heads out of their rear ends and hit. Of course, the pitching has to keep it up. The big man will… can Hughes follow?

  118. vrsce October 20th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Berkman should have been in for Tex since the beginning of the series.
    Yanks win tonight, then we see.

  119. yanks 27 October 20th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Buster_ESPN
    A recurring bit of thought from scouts today: Jeter more vulnerable than ever to outside breaking balls; A-Rod looks very shaky on defense.

  120. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    I still can’t believe people blame the “rich” fans.

    Half this board gives up on the game when the Yankees go down by one run. Are you saying if you were at the game you would act different? Right…

    Unless lohud is packed with millionaires your all the same as fans

  121. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    Today is Hughes’ throw day. He would still pitch Game 6 if he was used today.

  122. Shame Spencer October 20th, 2010 at 1:25 pm

    trisha – another fantastic song.

    I know how bad this is for everyone so all I want to say is this: We haven’t lost this series until we’ve lost the series. I’m not conceding a dang thing and neither will the guys on our team.

  123. blake October 20th, 2010 at 1:26 pm

    If Andy was going to pitch Game 6 on short rest then Sabathia would have pitched yesterday…..there will be a game 6 and Hughes will pitch it :)

  124. SJ44 October 20th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    Bench Tex for Berkman?

    Ugh, that would be a no.

    Thankfully, Girardi wasn’t that dumb.

    Tex may not have hit this series but, he saved about 6 runs with his glove.

    You don’t bench your #3 hitter in the post-season.

  125. raymagnetic October 20th, 2010 at 1:27 pm

    There may not be a game 6. Duh!!!! Hence the maybe

    If there’s a game six of course Phil pitches otherwise who pitches game 7? CC on two days rest? AJ Burnett? Phil? A plethora of relievers?

    It isn’t rocket science.

    Win tonight and worry about tomorrow, tomorrow.

  126. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    Thanks, SJ44 – that’s what I figured.

  127. blake October 20th, 2010 at 1:28 pm

    I’ve wondered if Alex’s hip is bothering him again. He looked so good both at the plate and defensively when he first came off the DL…hopefully not and hopefully he gets it going today.

  128. yanks 27 October 20th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    “I still can’t believe people blame the “rich” fans.

    Half this board gives up on the game when the Yankees go down by one run. Are you saying if you were at the game you would act different? Right…

    Unless lohud is packed with millionaires your all the same as fans”

    And unless people think there are 50,000 millionaires at the games, it doesn’t excuse the rest of the “blue collar” fans for not making noise because of the handful of rich folks in the moat.

    Why would a millionaire sit in the upper deck? :lol:

  129. vrsce October 20th, 2010 at 1:29 pm

    True,
    except Tex is injured.

  130. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 1:32 pm

    It was also around midnight on a cold Tuesday night with the Yankees down 10-3

    At that point, getting a jump on the Major Deegan becomes a tempting idea

  131. raymagnetic October 20th, 2010 at 1:33 pm

    Tex saved six runs with his glove :shock: the pitching has been worse than I thought.

  132. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 1:34 pm

    Maybe they should bring in Gene Krantz to give the boys a pep talk–
    “This could be the worst disaster NASA’s ever faced.”
    “With all due respect, sir, I believe this is gonna be our finest hour.”

  133. mick October 20th, 2010 at 1:35 pm

    # Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:20 pm

    Then again, of course the Yankees trust Andy on short rest above Phil on any rest …………
    ========================================================
    Which is why he should have started game 2.

  134. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:36 pm

    Mick, we already went through this and we’re not going to agree. They wanted Andy lined up for game 7 – and it’s not like they didn’t trust Phil at all going into game 2. They could have reasonably expected him to at least have pitched a solid game – at least based on how he finished the season.

  135. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:37 pm

    Or Jim Lovell:

    “Texas, we’ve had a problem”…………and we all know how that worked out, lol

  136. YankeeBlue222 October 20th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    We will push a Game 7! Mark my WORD!

  137. mick October 20th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    That ball glanced off the foul pole.

  138. Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I really think setting up the rotation was as simple as – “we have our ace, CC, going in game one. We bank on him. They don’t get to use their ace until game 3, but we can’t use CC there, so who matches up best against Lee? Which of our pitchers not named CC give us the best chance to stay in a game versus Lee? That would be Andy Pettitte.” Everything else is just filling in the blanks.

    They got to have their ace, CC, starting against non-aces in two games. And Pettitte matched up against Lee in two games. I think it was a good way to look at it.

  139. Shame Spencer October 20th, 2010 at 1:41 pm

    The crowd wakes up when the team wakes up. Not rocket science. You want people staying until the end of the game – you better be winning it. You want people making noise? You need to do something worthy of people cheering for you.

  140. blake October 20th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Good news:
    If they can chase Wilson early then they won’t have Holland to put in today. Hopefully they can drive Wilsons pitch count up early.

  141. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    Ledger_Yankees Joe met with the team last night after the game. Rivera says the message was simply worry about today. The rest he’s keeping to himself.

  142. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 1:43 pm

    BloggingBombers As expected, the Yankees dropped Mark Teixeira (Grade 2 hamstring strain) from the roster and added Eduardo Nunez.

  143. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 1:44 pm

    BTW, if those two tweets are old news already, I apologize.

  144. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    Why Nunez and not Miranda I wonder? They must value pinch running over pinch hitting in this game today.

  145. mick October 20th, 2010 at 1:45 pm

    # Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 1:05 pm

    How is that possible……………if we get to game 6, Phil is going to start. I know there would be a day off, but still.
    ===================
    Not a given.
    Joe wants Andy in game 6, CC in 7.
    Phil out of the pen today for as long as it takes.

  146. The Other Phil October 20th, 2010 at 1:46 pm

    blake October 20th, 2010 at 1:42 pm

    Good news:
    If they can chase Wilson early then they won’t have Holland to put in today. Hopefully they can drive Wilsons pitch count up early.
    =======

    I hope that’s the case. Outside of game 1, they haven’t hit any of the Tex relievers so seems like it may not matter as much… But I’d be more than happy to see the Tex pen in there early, as that meant that Wilson was chased.

    Let’s go Yanks. Charter that flight back to Texas!

  147. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    Ledger_Yankees “I think you have to use Woody and Mo somewhat unconventionally today.” — Girardi on bullpen

  148. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 1:48 pm

    If they win today, Andy may be starting game 6 on three days rest and CC game 7 on two. Hey, why the hell not?

  149. mick October 20th, 2010 at 1:49 pm

    # Doreen October 20th, 2010 at 1:39 pm

    I really think setting up the rotation was as simple as – “we have our ace, CC, going in game one. We bank on him. They don’t get to use their ace until game 3, but we can’t use CC there, so who matches up best against Lee? Which of our pitchers not named CC give us the best chance to stay in a game versus Lee? That would be Andy Pettitte.” Everything else is just filling in the blanks.

    They got to have their ace, CC, starting against non-aces in two games. And Pettitte matched up against Lee in two games. I think it was a good way to look at it.
    =============================================
    That explains game 1 but not games 2 & 3.
    Game 2 is crucial in the equation as it was a must win, esp. after winning game 1.
    You want to make it a 6 game series with Lee in 7.
    I don’t understand why people don’t get this.

  150. stuart a October 20th, 2010 at 1:50 pm

    cr9 thinks aj pitched great read his post above.
    how bad does someone have to pitch for CR9 to think they pitched poorly? a 10 ERA is that bad enough?

    aj pitched good for 5 innings the problem is he pitched 6 innings…no do overs………

  151. pat October 20th, 2010 at 1:51 pm

    BloggingBombers Girardi said the only pitcher not available out of the pen today is Pettitte. Hughes could see action and still start Game 6.

  152. mick October 20th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    aj pitched good for 5 innings the problem is he pitched 6 innings…no do overs………
    ==============================
    this is not on aj, its on girardi
    5 2/3 was enough, get joba for molina
    standing O for AJ

  153. Red Lobster October 20th, 2010 at 1:52 pm

    This is a game that our ace has to win. He is on regular rest, he is at home, and we need him.

    If he gets a lead, he must hold it. He has to go deep in the game. He cannot let this struggling bullpen except MO and maybe Wood touch this game.

    He has to approach it like the offense won’t score for him. In his postgames, CC often talks about his objective is to keep the game close because the team will score runs eventually. He cannot count on that today. Even if he gets a 1-0 lead, he has to make it stand.

  154. mick October 20th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    BloggingBombers Girardi said the only pitcher not available out of the pen today is Pettitte. Hughes could see action and still start Game 6.
    ===========================
    what else would girardi say?
    phil is not going game 6 if he pitches today which is what girardi wants
    andy in game 6

  155. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    thestraw

    they said they chose nunez cause they had him active and playing in Tampa.

  156. Red Lobster October 20th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Who cares about Burnett’s standing O? He gave up a 3-R HR to a .233 hitter!!!!

  157. YankFanCA October 20th, 2010 at 1:53 pm

    Living in the Bay Area, I’m still no fan of the local teams. However, I have tremendous respect for the Giants pitching. I believe they can shut down Texas’ offense, if both current series play out that way. The Giants are built for the playoffs. They have four terrific young starters.

  158. mick October 20th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Who cares about Burnett’s standing O? He gave up a 3-R HR to a .233 hitter!!!!
    ============================================
    A standing O means he was being taken out of the game.
    Get it?

  159. tyanksfan36 October 20th, 2010 at 1:58 pm

    YanksfanCA

    I think the Giants, if they make it to the WS(with joe blanton pitching for the phillies, they def have a chance of making it 3-1) I think that they can win it. I just dont think ill be able to watch the WS if the Rangers are in it because im about as sick of them as i am of the Rays.

  160. Erin October 20th, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    New Post: Girardi: “I don’t think you can hesitate to make a move

    :arrow:

  161. Cashman needs to go October 20th, 2010 at 2:03 pm

    Bring in the Goose October 20th, 2010 at 12:59 pm
    Turn on a dime?

    You mean like the way our bullpen has been turning on a dime watching bomb after bomb land in the outfield gaps or over the wall?

    I’m as confident as the next guy, but this team has shown me nothing to believe they will extend this back to Texas. Even with CC on the hill.

    Where’s our Young? Our Hamilton, Cruz, Molina?

    Nowhere to be found.

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

    Our Molina is in Toronto ;-)

  162. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 2:04 pm

    “Win One for the Texy”.

  163. Kitt6Katt October 20th, 2010 at 2:05 pm

    Trust me, the crowd was loud last night. Couldn’t have cheered louder for AJ, couldn’t have heckled the Rangers any louder than we did. Everyone – I mean everyone – was baffled when Girardi had AJ walk a 238 hitter to bring up Benji Molina. I was next to one of TBS’ cameramen and could see on his screen that TBS was showing the montage of Molina hits against the Yankees. First pitch – boom there it goes.

    Even after that, though, we were still on our feet, cheering, screaming, supporting. After a while, though, enough is enough. I have to admit, we left in the 9th, when the Rangers went up 10-3. It was after midnight and I was willing to sacrifice missing greatest comeback ever for 30 extra minutes of sleep.


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