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Postgame notes: “It starts with your starting pitcher”

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

APTOPIX ALCS Rangers Yankees BaseballThe Yankees aren’t out of this American League Championship Series just yet. Today they played a complete game, their first truly complete game of the series: Starting pitching. A few timely hits. A few extra-base hits. Aggressive base running. Dominant relief pitching.  Today, the Yankees played like a team actually capable of winning a World Series.

Next up, Phil Hughes gets a second chance in Texas.

“Same as CC,” Jorge Posada said. “Loation is important, and execute the pitches that we are going to call. Obviously we are going to go through a nice game plan and hopefully we can execute that. We haven’t been able to until today.”

Of all the things that went right today, it was CC Sabathia who stood front and center. It was a start that reminded me of Andy Pettitte: Huge pitches at key moments in a game that Yankees literally had to win.

“I just felt like I wanted to keep them in it and give us a chance to win,” Sabathia said. “The first two starts of the postseason, I just felt like I wasn’t able to do that. We ended up winning the games, but you know, tonight I just felt like I made some pitches when I needed to.”

The two best examples: The Josh Hamilton double play in the fifth inning, and the Mitch Moreland strikeout to end the sixth. Both came with two runners on base, when a big hit would have let the Rangers right back in the game.

“I think it starts with your starting pitcher,” Joe Girardi said. “Putting up zeros and getting a couple of runs early. I think that’s momentum. Because when you look at both of these clubs, there’s a lot of talent out there. And if you don’t make your pitches, or you don’t hit the pitches you should, no matter what kind of momentum you have, you’re probably not going to win the game.” 

ALCS Rangers Yankees Baseball• What did Lance Berkman hurt the most on that tumble in foul territory? “My pride,” he said. “No, it felt like I got lit up in football. I initially thought I’d hit my head. I was looking up at the ball and the next thing I knew I was flat on my back looking up at the sky.”

• Berkman was wearing plastic spikes when he fell, then switched to his metal spikes. Yankee Stadium’s foul territory is notoriously slick — one player said it was like running from grass to ice — and Berkman wasn’t expecting it. He said he stood through most of the game, and sitting for a four-hour flight won’t be pretty. “They may have to carry me off the plane,” he said.

• Sabathia said one of the biggest adjustments since Game 1 was hit ability to stay tall over the rubber. He said Posada came to the mound more than once to let him know he was starting to fall. That helped him keep his mechanics together.

• Posada on his base running that led to a run: “I pretty much thought that Francoeur is going to go home and try to take advantage and try to get to third base, even if they were coming towards me. Get that run to score. And the ball gets away, and you know, I don’t see anybody back there, because obviously he was backing up home plate. As soon as the ball hit, I was like, oh, God, and I got lucky and he threw it away.”

• Posada took some grief from the dugout for his running. “I don’t know if there was ‘guys’ (giving a hard time),” he said. “I know Derek was all over me.” Girardi said there were some, “giggles on the bench when they saw Jorge running and running.”

ALCS Rangers Yankees Baseball• Robinson Cano on the reaction to seeing Posada run like that: “We always make fun of him.”

• Cano hit his fourth home run of the series, twice as many as his teammates combined. Fans have been chanting MVP when he comes to the plate, and Cano has been listening. “Oh, you can’t avoid the fans,” Cano said. “They are really loud and like I said, just focus on the game and we can’t afford to lose the game. Just go out there and give what I got and try to win the game.

• Kerry Wood said he almost never tries to pick off twice in a row at second base. For whatever reason, he did it tonight and even he was surprised to catch Elvis Andrus napping. “When his (Andrus) game is flowing, he thinks he’s invincible,” Ron Washington said. “So you know, right there we got three, four, five coming. You want to be very careful. Sometimes our game does that to us, but we are not going to stop playing it.”

• Phil Hughes threw in the bullpen during the game, but it was just a regular side session to prepare for Wednesday. Chad Moeller said he was laughing at the idea of a full stadium thinking Hughes was on his way into the game.

• Cano and Nick Swisher went back-to-back in the third inning. It was the 12th time Yankees hitters hit back-to-back home runs in the postseason, including one back-to-back-to-back. The last time was the 2000 ALCS when Bernie Williams and Tino Martinez did it.

• Sabathia is the sixth pitcher to ever allow 11 or more hits and allow no more than two runs in a playoff game.

• Cano snapped Mark Teixeira’s streak of 22 straight Yankees playoffs games as the No. 3 hitter. That was the third longest such streak in team history behind Babe Ruth’s 20 straight from 1922 to 1932. That sort of streak means a little less these days.

Associated Press photos of Sabathia, Berkman and Cano

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321 Responses to “Postgame notes: “It starts with your starting pitcher””

  1. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    1 Day, 21 Hours, and 27 Minutes until Game 6 of the ALCS :grin:

  2. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 10:33 pm

    Some guy on STUBhub had his tix on sale for $.01

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    That’s a good fan. He knew his tix wouldn’t sell so he basically offered them for free.

    And of course the guy who bought them still had to pay 10$ or so right?

  3. Abe Peterham October 20th, 2010 at 10:34 pm

    How come other crowds seem much louder ?

  4. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    You folks also forget that there are club lounges that surround the legends seats.

    Its very possible people were cheering from the inside on a day like today

  5. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    Remember the whole “Murderers row and Cano” thing?

    Well, he’s all grown up.

  6. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 10:37 pm

    CC looks like a giant Grizzly yawning after a full meal in the picture above.

  7. cs in la October 20th, 2010 at 10:38 pm

    The boys are on their way:
    http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL8889

  8. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    I’ve been to that park and there is no way it is louder than Yankee Stadium.

    It holds nearly 10,000 people less and it is much more open.

    The PA on the other hand is much louder and clearer.

  9. cs in la October 20th, 2010 at 10:39 pm

    They’ve had alot to cheer about, that why they are louder.

  10. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Thank god the Rays didn’t draft Posey.

    How’s Tim Beckham doing anyway?

  11. JobaTipsHisCap October 20th, 2010 at 10:42 pm

    Now look back, should Andy pitch game 2, he would start for game 6.
    It should suck if yanks lose the series with only one start from Andy.

  12. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    The boys are on their way:

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    How do you know that?

    I’m not being snarky. I’m genuinely curious.

  13. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 10:43 pm

    Closing off the premium seats and pricing them as they did smacks of elitism. Also, the great majority of those sitting there are not really fervent Yankee fans. The are businessman with clients, politicians, celebrities, guests of the Yankees, etc.

    Last night fans were leaving in droves in the 8th inning and today there were scores of empty seats. The fans are too quiet and hardly stand. Compare that with San Francisco and Texas where they are going nuts. I am aware that some think that’s because Yankee fans are used to winning and others are not. I’m not buying it. In the post season?

  14. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    The boys are on their way
    ———–
    I am sure in about a few years or so. We will have live coverage of the Yankees during their flights. Video tweets of Joba hogging all the drinks on a flight…

  15. rb from LI October 20th, 2010 at 10:47 pm

    # Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 10:35 pm

    You folks also forget that there are club lounges that surround the legends seats.

    Its very possible people were cheering from the inside on a day like today

    _________________________

    You’re right, Erica. But I was at a game in September against Tampa (the night of the unveiling of the Steinbrenner monument), and it just didn’t have that raucous feel and if I recall it was a pretty nice night.

  16. Abe Peterham October 20th, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Who was the genius who designed a giant wide staircase to the side of home plate too?
    It looks like crap to have that wide aisle open to the tv cameras compared to most stadiums w their packed homeplate seats.

  17. Abe Peterham October 20th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Will the thrill chubbed up

  18. Erica in NY October 20th, 2010 at 10:52 pm

    Still exhausted from last night and can’t keep my eyes open

    Good night Yankee people!

  19. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    “Tom in N.J. says:

    October 20, 2010 at 10:40 pm

    Thank god the Rays didn’t draft Posey.

    How’s Tim Beckham doing anyway?”

    Supposedly they did’t draft him bc Boras is his agent. Dumb move for the Rays, they could have used him for the next 5 years.

  20. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    “Closing off the premium seats and pricing them as they did smacks of elitism. Also, the great majority of those sitting there are not really fervent Yankee fans. The are businessman with clients, politicians, celebrities, guests of the Yankees, etc.”

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    Who do you think sat right down by the field in Old Yankee Stadium?

  21. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 10:53 pm

    Randy, good points about Phil, etc…………If he had the pitches, it would be a lot easier for the Yankees to make adjustments with, but he really just has the FB (and cutter) at this point; the other pitches are just not consistent at all. We’ll see how it goes on Friday……….

    Not a fan of the Giants, so I hope they lose.

  22. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 10:54 pm

    First couple of rows. It was different.

  23. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    That said, considering how the Phillies were thought to be invincible, I do have to smile a bit at their predicament.

  24. rb from LI October 20th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    G’night Erica!

  25. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 10:55 pm

    “First couple of rows. It was different.”

    ———————————

    Care to expand on that?

    Did you ever sit down there in OYS?

  26. Abe Peterham October 20th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    Lgy
    Old yank stadium was at least more people dense behind home plate… Looked / sounded better.
    And face value$ was nothing like it is now.

  27. KevinP October 20th, 2010 at 10:56 pm

    One game at a time. Bring back the Ghost of Mariano Duncan – we play today, we win today, Dat’s It!!!!!!

  28. D-Man October 20th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    Not a fan of the new stadium at all and all the rich people who don’t make noise

    I hope they go back to the old one some day

  29. Abe Peterham October 20th, 2010 at 10:57 pm

    I can afford first row in ANY stadium but new YS

  30. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 10:58 pm

    I am sure in about a few years or so. We will have live coverage of the Yankees during their flights. Video tweets of Joba hogging all the drinks on a flight…

    ———————————————————————————-

    I’d probably watch that.

    Do you know what’s on YES right now? A Nets preseason game.

  31. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    Not a fan of the new stadium at all and all the rich people who don’t make noise

    I hope they go back to the old one some day

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    I’m afraid I’ve got some bad news for you………………

  32. CB October 20th, 2010 at 11:00 pm

    The yankees backs are obviously up against the wall and the odds aren’t with them.

    But too many people are overstating how dire the situation is. Coming into the game today they didn’t have a high probability of winning the series but it wasn’t zero either. They have a limited but not trivial chance of winning this series – and those chances went up quite a bit with this win.

    I’ll take my chances giving the ball to Phil Hughes in this next game and take it from there. I think the yankees are going to win this next game.

  33. cs in la October 20th, 2010 at 11:01 pm

    Bronx, The Yankees have the same Delta flight number all summer. It wasn’t tough to find.

  34. cs in la October 20th, 2010 at 11:02 pm

    That double play with the bases loaded will haunt the Giants.

  35. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:04 pm

    CB,

    I have been meaning to ask you this and when the announcers mentioned that Alex got his first hit off a LHP in the postseason today it reminded me.

    Do you think there is any particular reason he fared so poorly against LHP this season? Obviously a limited number of at bats and could have just been something that had to do with the schedule or something, but did/do you see anything to explain it?

  36. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    This game is so much fun to watch.

  37. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:07 pm

    Maybe cs in la is the LoHud stalker able to track down the Yankees so easily.

    Or maybe it really is CR and cs in la is one of his alternate personalities.

    Just kidding….Or am I? :???:

  38. D-Man October 20th, 2010 at 11:08 pm

    “This game is so much fun to watch.”

    For those who can actually watch it, I bet it is.

  39. CB October 20th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    LGY-

    I’m not really sure to be honest. It’s probably a number of different factors mixed together. On the whole, I’d guess it’s significantly driven by the random component to the game. The other thing I’d say is that they yankees now face a very difficult set of LH pitchers between the likes of Price, Lester, Lee, Liriano, etc. It’s the way the game cycles – there are just a lot of good LH pitchers in the AL, the AL East in particular.

    The one substantive thing I’d say on this – for whatever reason Alex has had more trouble handling the fastball at times this season, particularly early on. If he was trying to protect on the fastball that may have made him more vulnerable to the change up/ off speed pitch outside. But that’s speculation.

    Also, it’s possible that they Yankees may just have happened to have faced more LH pitchers early on in the season when he was struggling. May have just been a distributional issue.

  40. pat October 20th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Nelson Cruz says he tweaked the hamstring making the throw to home in the 2nd inning but he will be back in there on Friday.

  41. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:11 pm

    Yes I did. The seats were not cordoned off like they are now.

  42. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:12 pm

    Guys, maybe I have not been privy to what has gone on the last week or so. But what’s up with accusing CR of stalking someone base on what seemingly to me hearsay alone. The dude has some umpire issues, but are we treating him fairly?

  43. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    How can anyone dislike “God Bless America”? Explains a lot about the poster.

  44. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:14 pm

    “Yes I did. The seats were not cordoned off like they are now.”

    ————————

    But, what does that have to do with the people who sit there?

    Doesn’t your premise depend on a different set of people sitting there now than before?

  45. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    Just kidding….Or am I?

    ————————

    It makes my skin crawl just thinking about it. I wasn’t kidding about what I wrote to you last night.

    I wouldn’t make an accusation like that unless I was absolutely sure.

  46. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    The people who sit in those seats pay good money that they presumably either worked hard to earn or know someone who did. Stop calling them elitists. You, sir, are the elitist.

  47. CB October 20th, 2010 at 11:20 pm

    This blog really has become much more about the posters who post here than it is about the Yankees themselves.

  48. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:21 pm

    Thanks CB. It’s something that has been bothering me.

    Interesting you mention the number of LH in the AL.

    Alex played basically played about 20 more games in the 2004-2007 seasons than he did this year. Yet, he had about the same number of plate attempts vs LHP this season as he did in those seasons.

  49. Dave K October 20th, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    I wonder the last time Oswalt pitched in relief

  50. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    This blog has become very “meta” hasn’t it.

  51. Dave K October 20th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    As someone who lives and works in Philly for the past five years and takes constant abuse from the fans who seem to think they already won the world series this year – I’d be thrilled to see the Giants win here.

  52. CB October 20th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    “Yet, he had about the same number of plate attempts vs LHP this season as he did in those seasons.”

    LGY-

    That’s right. Just forgot it. I looked this same thing up at the end of the season on baseball reference and was surprised to see the same thing you noticed.

    So part of it is likely to be a distributional issue of the left handers he faced. I’d guess a disproportionate number of his LH at bats came when he was cold to start out the season. But I’d have to look that up.

    That said – I’m surprised to see him struggle now. He finished up the season so strongly and I thought he’d finally gotten locked in. But he’s not looking explosive right now.

    Even that ball he drove into the gap today – honestly, I was surprised to see him not crush that ball over the wall.

  53. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:26 pm

    I hate that Texas’ whole rotation basically came out of nowhere this year so it is so hard to find reliable info on them using the stats/splits/matchups.

    Even Cliff Lee is a pain, because he is so much of a different pitcher post 2007.

    :mad:

  54. Pat M. October 20th, 2010 at 11:27 pm

    CB…Ever since the Yanks won in 2010 there’s been a significant shift here at The LoHud….It was apparent during this past off-season as hostility seemed to become the norm……The neighborhood has changed…..

  55. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    # TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:13 pm

    How can anyone dislike “God Bless America”? Explains a lot about the poster.

    ********

    Exactly.

  56. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    I guess Charlie feels this is the series here…

  57. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 11:28 pm

    It comes down to people having very little tolerance of differences of opinion

  58. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    Posey trying to end it with one swing

  59. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    When the Yankees get a “2nd look” at a pitcher in a short time span good things usually happen.

  60. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    wow, what drama, this is a real classic

  61. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    The people who sit in those seats pay good money that they presumably either worked hard to earn or know someone who did. Stop calling them elitists. You, sir, are the elitist.

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

    It’s unfortunate that you can’t read or do you seek to distort what I said intentionally? I never called “the people” elitist. I said closing off the seats smacks of elitism. My quote is below.

    “Closing off the premium seats and pricing them as they did smacks of elitism”.

  62. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    WCYF-

    Admitting that only makes you seem like more of a cynical negative ass.

  63. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    Cashmoney,

    It’s actually been going on a lot longer. Nick is probably the 4th poster that’s had his personal info compromised. Some of the ladies have also had problems because he got info from the fantasy league they were in. In some cases it seems he’s just used random stuff posted in here and researched it online. A name, location, occupation etc. and he goes from there. With Nick he used an alt screen name to get some info as Nick was gracious enough to host a bet.

    I feel like I shouldn’t post some things/details that I know as this is a privacy issue. If you really want to know more I guess we could take it elsewhere.

  64. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    I am really surprised Alex has struggled so much also, especially in the ALCS.

    I thought all those off days between the ALDS and ALCS would be great for him and his hip.

    He has had some timing issues on and off all year. Maybe those off days messed up his timing?

  65. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:33 pm

    What an at bat by Posey.

  66. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    And you’re probably in favor of a salary cap, too. How can you be a Yankee fan?

  67. blake October 20th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Posey again with a huge hit.

  68. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Posey is some kind of hitter and Werth is a good outfielder.

  69. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    No it doesn’t LGY – it’s the moat around the seats. The entire baseball world sees this and seems to agree.

  70. CB October 20th, 2010 at 11:34 pm

    Pat M.-

    How are you doing? Nice win tonight. I really like Hughes in this next game. As you’ve been saying for a while, Granderson has been terrific this post season. Coming up huge. It’s been pretty much him and Cano so far. Hopefully that changes.

    On the blog – it’s unfortunate. The “meta” aspect of the blog is just not particularly interesting. And it’s progressively come to occupy more and more of the posts. At times it seems like it’s not even a blog about the yankees anymore. That has been the trend. Less baseball and more personal nonsense that not more than the 3-4 people involved could care about.

    And the volume of it is no so large that you can’t even skip over the uninteresting posts because they are part of long, threaded conversations that go on and on.

  71. pat October 20th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Giants with the walk off?

  72. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Every batter has hit the ball very hard against Oswalt. I am surprised that Manuel would bring him in on his throw day but I guess their bullpen is short.

  73. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 11:35 pm

    Yankees flight looks like it is flying high on its way to TX.

    I am really impressed at how tough the Giants are playing the Phillies. Playing the Giants in the W.S. over Halloween would be perfect. All the black and orange tis the season

  74. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Uribe needs to take some acting lessons from Jeter

  75. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:36 pm

    Sorry guys, I’ll stop engaging with him. But man, it is hard to ignore some of his comments.

  76. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    WCYF,

    Yeah I know about the moat. Not in love with that feature but that really wasn’t what I was talking about.

    You said the people that sit down there aren’t fervent Yankee fans. Business men and such. Doesn’t that mean those same or similar people didn’t sit there before?

  77. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Go Giants!!!

  78. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Giants.

  79. blake October 20th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    Wow…Giants win. What a ballgame that was.

  80. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    What a great game, folk hero Uribe with the sac fly to win it

  81. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    WooHooooo! The Giants won!

  82. Benny Blanco October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Philly is down 3-1. Looks like they need some H20

  83. Bronx Jeers October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Wow. What an awesome game. You gotta be pulling for the Giants.

  84. Bret The Hitman October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Alex had the one big hit in Game 1 but that should’ve been a double play ball.

  85. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    what a great game

    Posey is such a gamer

  86. pat October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Oswalt has no future as a closer.

  87. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Go giants!

  88. CB October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Huge blown game by the phillies. The entire story about them being some unbeatable team coming into this post season was grossly exaggerated. They are a good team, better than last year but they are far from great.

  89. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Great game.

    That Posey kid can play huh?

  90. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 11:39 pm

    Sometimes throughout the course of a particular year you can just tell a team of destiny. That team has been the Giants in the NL all year long. They have had one heck of a season. Wild and Crazy

  91. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Everything is going right for the Giants now. They are fun to watch because their pitching is so so good. I think Halladay wins tomorrow and Giants win in 6.

  92. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    What a great game! Tomorrow should be epic with Lincecum going against Halladay.

  93. blake October 20th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    The Phillies have to face Lincecum in Game 5 now….beating Lincecum, Sanchez, and Cain in succession won’t be an easy feat.

  94. pat October 20th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Lidge is thinking I could have done that.

  95. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 11:40 pm

    Very nice win for the San Fran Baseball Giants.

    A funny thing happened on the way to the series..

  96. Yogi Mantle October 20th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Giants get the win again. Wow. They have such a hard time scoring runs, but they are jacked up and even got the win off Oswalt pitching in relief.

    Gotta wonder what Charlie is thinking. They get all this great starting pitching and they’ve only won one game out of the 4 played.

    I thought the Giants would give the Phillies some trouble but not this.

    This isn’t done yet, but I don’t think many thought that the Giants would be doing this to the Phillies.

  97. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Look at this guy Brian Wilson. What a character. Haha

  98. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Posey reminds of Jeter as far as his maturity goes, after such a dramatic win, he says all the right things.

  99. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Why exactly does Brian Wilson dye his beard?

  100. G-C October 20th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    Mr. Rodriguez not having caught fire yet could be a blessing in disguise.

    I really think he’s going to go crazy back in Texas. He’s certainly due and he had some better swings today. If he can get going and Granderson and Cano can stay hot, we’ll be very tough for Colby Lewis to even have a chance at handling.

  101. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    I was with you SF until you started blaring the cheesiest celebration song ever recorded. Ugh, gives me douche chills from the idiot who chose the music for the Yankee parade ceremony last year.

  102. Carl October 20th, 2010 at 11:42 pm

    # Bret The Hitman October 20th, 2010 at 11:38 pm

    Alex had the one big hit in Game 1 but that should’ve been a double play ball.

    Man do you know how hard that ball was hit?

  103. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:32 pm

    WCYF- Admitting that only makes you seem like more of a cynical negative ass.

    ***********

    Depends on what you believe doesn’t it. Smile.

  104. Betsy October 20th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    Darn – was hoping the Phillies would win

  105. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 11:43 pm

    That beard is epically awful.

  106. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:44 pm

    Why exactly does Brian Wilson dye his beard?

    ——–

    distract the hitters? It is a very odd look. Maybe if he keeps having success we’ll start seeing other closers dying their hair and getting with face tattoos – maybe bring back some color to a sport that is in dire need of it.

  107. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    Why exactly does Brian Wilson dye his beard?
    ————-
    he is going for the Lincoln look? Emancipating the Giants from their playoff futilities?

  108. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:45 pm

    LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:37 pm

    WCYF,

    Yeah I know about the moat. Not in love with that feature but that really wasn’t what I was talking about.

    You said the people that sit down there aren’t fervent Yankee fans. Business men and such. Doesn’t that mean those same or similar people didn’t sit there before?

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

    I said a great majority, not all. And no, the area in the new stadium is much larger and much more expensive. There is no comparison to the old stadium.

    Compare it to the home plate area in Pac Bell. Standing, screaming enthusiastic fans. Not even close.

  109. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 11:46 pm

    “# Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Posey reminds of Jeter as far as his maturity goes, after such a dramatic win, he says all the right things.

    I was thinking the same thing…..and it’s hard to not root for the Giants, unless ofcourse the Yanks meet them in the World Series

  110. Yogi Mantle October 20th, 2010 at 11:47 pm

    I wonder what Halladay is thinking right now. A stacked rotation like the Phillies have along with a really good lineup, and they are in the same position the Yankees are in, all must wins the rest of the way.

    That is still doable, but still, its a tough road.

  111. LGY October 20th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    Colby Lewis got hit to a .286 AVG and .802 OPS in 243 PA this year on the lineup’s 3rd time through the order.

    Hopefully that means players make adjustments to him and since the Yankees just saw him, they can carry it over right away on Friday.

  112. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I love October baseball. What a pitching duel tomorrow; two of the very best pitchers in the game.

  113. West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:48 pm

    I think I just heard Chris Russo scream.

  114. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Mark Wohlers sounds like he’s analyzing the Leyritz at bat.

  115. UnKnown October 20th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Cause for some reason all these closers think that they need a gimmick. Unlike MO they cant just get hitters out by making quality pitches. So Wilson with his beard and PapelPuke with his stare down bs have to get into gimmicks. Keeping them company is Valverde and his audition for dancing with the stars every night.

    Makes me love #42 even more.

  116. Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Before the game Ken Rosenthal said it’s not a big deal if the Phillies lose this game because they have the “big 3″ lined up and they will win their games. Give me a break. Going into the series the media didn’t even give the Giants a chance. You know Fox is hoping it’s not a Giants/Rangers world series. That would get an all time low in ratings.

  117. yankeefeminista October 20th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan October 20th, 2010 at 11:32 pm
    TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:17 pm

    The people who sit in those seats pay good money that they presumably either worked hard to earn or know someone who did. Stop calling them elitists. You, sir, are the elitist.

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

    It’s unfortunate that you can’t read or do you seek to distort what I said intentionally? I never called “the people” elitist. I said closing off the seats smacks of elitism. My quote is below.

    “Closing off the premium seats and pricing them as they did smacks of elitism”.
    ———————————————————————————————-

    It does smack of elitism. Your average Joe or Josephine could actually upgrade and sit in those sits for under $100 dollars. Now they are $350-$1200 depending on where we are talking about, Legends or Field in between the Bases.

    Tier Reserves which were $60 tops are now Premium Jim Beams and in the 100-145 range. Jim Beams are now probably the quietest rooting fans in the Stadium. No one even stands up in critical moments; not even today. I saw some diehards actually begging people around them to stand up. The acoustics aren’t great; so you don’t hear the crowd as much, but there are areas of the Stadium that are more about seeing and being seen, and taking pictures than watching the game. I had people making food runs in the middle of critical CC outs, and taking pictures of each other with their backs to the game while Mo was trying to get the final outs. That is just the way it is at the new Stadium. But meanwhile yesterday in the mains, by first base (but not 3rd base), you had people cheering their hearts out even out the bleakest moments. Just a different beast than OYS, I am afraid.

  118. Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:51 pm

    Should be good match up tomorrow. I actually think for a small guy like Lincecum, extra rest was good for him during the ALDS and at the end of the season.

    It would be interesting to see how doc will pitch tom as well as if Timmy Bong will carry the same zip on his fb.

  119. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:52 pm

    If you think the rest of the baseball world couldn’t hate the Yankees more imagine how they are going to feel in 2 weeks when they harpoon the most beloved Panda since Ling Ling???

  120. JobaTipsHisCap October 20th, 2010 at 11:53 pm

    what a game!

    go get them tomorrow, go Giants!

  121. TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:55 pm

    No, it smacks of the free market. Those seats may not be filled all the time, but they are now I believe mostly (after the price was cut in half by those elitist Steinbrenners) sold. This is a business now, and that business model is what makes the Yankees continue to be the Yankees in the face of revenue sharing and other tactics designed by Selig and his cronies to knock them down.

  122. Jim October 20th, 2010 at 11:56 pm

    “# Cashmoney October 20th, 2010 at 11:41 pm

    Posey reminds of Jeter as far as his maturity goes, after such a dramatic win, he says all the right things.

    ———-

    It’s amazing what he has accomplished on the baseball field especially since he’s had his hands full this season managing Vincent Chase’s coke-addled career.

  123. tampayank October 20th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    “# Captain Clutch October 20th, 2010 at 11:49 pm

    Before the game Ken Rosenthal said it’s not a big deal if the Phillies lose this game because they have the “big 3? lined up and they will win their games. Give me a break. Going into the series the media didn’t even give the Giants a chance. You know Fox is hoping it’s not a Giants/Rangers world series. That would get an all time low in ratings.

    meh don’t know if it’s much of a difference, World Series ratings have not been good for a decade…..

    I do think the best nationwide appeal is Giants-Yanks ……..West Coast vs East Coast….Phillies-Yanks while more star studded is regional

  124. Jeremy October 20th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Who cares about the seats. In order to get the best things in life you have to pay the most. Which means you have to make a good amount of money.

    It’s been that way and it will continue to be that way.

  125. Tom in N.J. October 20th, 2010 at 11:57 pm

    Maybe get a little payback in a sense.

    -Hughes

  126. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    It is also a massive generalization to assume that all fans in any section act exactly in the same manner.

  127. spindoc October 21st, 2010 at 12:00 am

    So I hear CR9 is creeping around again. Not surprising. Get a life man, stop stalking people on the blog.

  128. Jeremy October 21st, 2010 at 12:02 am

    TheStraw

    I agree.

    The fact is that this is a business. The Yankees spend about as much money as another country so where do you expect them to get the revenue to get the All Stars that you all want. The Yankees are not the Federal Reserve where they can just print money.

  129. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 12:03 am

    Every team in baseball is a business and no one is conspiring to knock the Yankees down. Inequality is not good for baseball. The concept behind sports the way I see it is to encourage fair competition and big market teams have a built in advantage due to the size of the population and the television market. Revenue sharing is designed to try and make that gap smaller. Of course it has to be administered fairly.

    The NFL teams generate revenue nationally while baseball franchises primarily generate their revenue locally. And of course there is no salary cap as there is in the NBA or NFL.

  130. Bronx Jeers October 21st, 2010 at 12:05 am

    Yanks vs Giants is pretty much the dream series huh?

    Or maybe it isn’t. Blue state/Blue state thing.

  131. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:05 am

    TheStraw October 20th, 2010 at 11:55 pm
    No, it smacks of the free market. Those seats may not be filled all the time, but they are now I believe mostly (after the price was cut in half by those elitist Steinbrenners) sold. This is a business now, and that business model is what makes the Yankees continue to be the Yankees in the face of revenue sharing and other tactics designed by Selig and his cronies to knock them down.
    ___________________________________________________________
    No, they aren’t sold, and they are shoved in our faces every day. Do you know how many emails a week we season ticket holders receive trying to sell us those seats, even though we are full season ticket holders? No, you probably don’t.

    As for the free market, that is all fine and dandy, but the discussion was about why the Stadium is so quiet, and that is one of the reasons. Not to also mention the fact that people who held those season tickets for 40 years were priced out. So, you have lost that fanbase down there. Whole groups of long term season ticket holders were dispossessed and fans who had sat together for years, were broken up. I have no desire to make some big statement about corporate America, but the crowd is just not what it was at OYS.There is no way to argue that it is.

    & I feel extremely fortunate to be able to attend games. There is NOTHING like being there live, especially in the playoffs.

  132. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 12:06 am

    Excellent posts yankeefeminista – from a season ticket holder, someone who knows the reality.

  133. Cashmoney October 21st, 2010 at 12:07 am

    There is NOTHING like being there live, especially in the playoffs.
    ——————————–
    As far as baseball goes, right?

  134. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 12:07 am

    Jeremy I don’t really care how much they charge for the seats because I know the Steinbrenners will funnel a lot of that money back into the team, what bugs me is the lack of excitement. When the tickets were cheaper you would have people going to the game and it’s the highlight of their year. Contrast that to the millionaires in the legend seats where it probably isn’t the highlight of their week. I’d rather have the guy who’s going to lose his voice in that seat. Wish there was a way to come to a happy medium. Maybe auction off the empty seats for charity and allow the owners of the tickets to write off the winning bid on their taxes? Not sure but something needs to be done to get more energy behind the plate. It’s an embarrassment.

  135. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:08 am

    I’m not convinced that parity is a good thing for sports. Ratings and ticket sales seem to be better when you have dynasties in sports. The NBA may do the best job of blending controls with the market. The NFL has too much parity and is going to be in for a rude awakening soon.

    But then again, I feel the same way about sports regulation that I do about government regulation.

  136. tampayank October 21st, 2010 at 12:11 am

    why are comparing the political free market with the economics of baseball/sports? 2 separate things, the most important(political) affects everyone’s life while sports is entertainment. Some type of soft salary cap and/or sharing of TV money would help bring the sport back b/c it’s popularity continues to decrease. A soft cap will punish bad personnel decisions and increase national interest. Will it happen anytime soon? Probably not w/ Selig the oldtimer calling the shots, he’s been horrible for baseball. Something simple as the Marketing of Baseball is bad, there should be way more commercials promoting these playoff games and there should never be an LCS on TBS, should get a deal w/ ESPN to have one LCS on ABC and the other of FOX

  137. Bronx Jeers October 21st, 2010 at 12:12 am

    Season ticket holders are the ones that get all the post season seats.

    And many just try sell them off at prices nobody’s willing to pay.

    Just because you see an empty seat don’t think that the ticket wasn’t sold.

  138. pak14life October 21st, 2010 at 12:13 am

    Wi th Teixeira out it comes down to AROD performing. He had better ab’s today and if he gets his swing right I dont care about Cliff Lee in game 7, we will be going to the World Series.

    It’s gonna come down to Alex though…..doesn’t it always

  139. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Actually, I believe baseball has the best live attendance of any of the major sports. The empty stadiums in baseball only result from owners who are pocketing revenue sharing money and are too cheap to reinvest in the product on the field. Last years World Series had the highest ratings in many years. Now why do you suppose that was?

  140. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:17 am

    Jim October 21st, 2010 at 12:07 am
    Jeremy I don’t really care how much they charge for the seats because I know the Steinbrenners will funnel a lot of that money back into the team, what bugs me is the lack of excitement. When the tickets were cheaper you would have people going to the game and it’s the highlight of their year. Contrast that to the millionaires in the legend seats where it probably isn’t the highlight of their week. I’d rather have the guy who’s going to lose his voice in that seat. Wish there was a way to come to a happy medium. Maybe auction off the empty seats for charity and allow the owners of the tickets to write off the winning bid on their taxes? Not sure but something needs to be done to get more energy behind the plate. It’s an embarrassment.
    _____________________________________________________________
    Except there actually are a lot of cheap seats on Stubhub and elsewhere b/c there are a glut of tickets on resale. Therefore, it is now a buyers market. So, while people may think they cannot get cheap seats, there are many seats for resale on the market for very good prices…

  141. Eric UWS October 21st, 2010 at 12:18 am

    I was at the game today (upperdeck behind the plate) and some observations

    -Marianio’s cutter appeared to have good, last second bite at the end. Saw him from same seats a few times at the end of the year and it did not have the kind of dart it had today.

    - Granderson is totally locked in. The ball to right got out in a hurry, and he kept everything in, balanced, and really turned on that ball.

    -A-Rod seems to be cheating on the fastball.

    -The scouting report on Jeter seems to be hard up and in, and soft away.

    - Kerry Wood’s occasional lapses in mechanics still pop up during innings.

    Thats just what I saw anyways. What an AB by Uribe, and just an awful pitch selection. Why speed up the guys bat, he couldn’t touch the fastball!

  142. Carl October 21st, 2010 at 12:20 am

    A-Rod can’t hit CJ Wilson. Look at the numbers.

  143. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:20 am

    Bronx Jeers October 21st, 2010 at 12:12 am
    Season ticket holders are the ones that get all the post season seats.

    And many just try sell them off at prices nobody’s willing to pay.

    Just because you see an empty seat don’t think that the ticket wasn’t sold.
    ______________________________________________________________
    Actually, people are mostly getting killed in the resale market. Only tickets that sell are Red Sox games… I am guessing the Stadium is even empty next year, when a lot of people are going to bail on their season tix. The recession is part of it, of course.

  144. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 12:22 am

    TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:15 am

    Actually, I believe baseball has the best live attendance of any of the major sports. The empty stadiums in baseball only result from owners who are pocketing revenue sharing money and are too cheap to reinvest in the product on the field. Last years World Series had the highest ratings in many years. Now why do you suppose that was?

    ********

    One can’t compare live attendance in different sports. Different number of games, different cities, etc.

  145. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:22 am

    The recession will end in three weeks.

  146. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:24 am

    WCYF-

    I’m talking about percentage of arena filled per game.

  147. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 12:24 am

    Eric, thanks for the report- glad you saw a good game!

    I’ve loved Granderson since he’s been here and it was rough going while he was struggling, but I always said he’s be a key (maybe the key) contributor on offense.

    Wood is just amazing- and we picked this guy up for a song.

    Mo is not quite as done as some had thought.

  148. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 12:26 am

    You can’t compare a sport that has 8 home games with one that has 81.

  149. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:26 am

    Eric UWS October 21st, 2010 at 12:18 am

    - Granderson is totally locked in. The ball to right got out in a hurry, and he kept everything in, balanced, and really turned on that ball.

    – Kerry Wood’s occasional lapses in mechanics still pop up during innings.
    _________________________________________________________________
    Granderson’s mechanics and bat speed have been one of the gifts of the postseason.

    True, but its usually when he first enters the game and Wood’s stuff –FB location–has been phenomenal.
    _______________________________________________________________

  150. LGY October 21st, 2010 at 12:27 am

    It would be really nice to wake up tomorrow and be able to read a bunch of posts about baseball on the subway instead of the seats or crowds at YS again.

    Goodnight.

  151. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:29 am

    LGY-

    Sorry, man. I just feel the need to defend my country lately. And I will always defend the Yankee owners.

  152. Bronx Jeers October 21st, 2010 at 12:30 am

    yankeefeminista,

    I’m a partial holder (Fri-plan) and I got totally shut out last Friday for Series Tix. But by 2:00pm there were about 7,000 seats per game on stubhub. I guess you really have to be a 41/82 game holder to get those.

    I couldn’t sell squat on the resale market this year. Couldn’t sell Sox or Mets. Granted they’re just terrace level. I think you have to have a minimum of 4 seats to have any chance of selling.

  153. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:31 am

    WCYF-

    I’m done with this conversation. You and Reverend Wright have a great night.

  154. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:34 am

    Bronx Jeers October 21st, 2010 at 12:30 am
    yankeefeminista,

    I’m a partial holder (Fri-plan) and I got totally shut out last Friday for Series Tix. But by 2:00pm there were about 7,000 seats per game on stubhub. I guess you really have to be a 41/82 game holder to get those.

    I couldn’t sell squat on the resale market this year. Couldn’t sell Sox or Mets. Granted they’re just terrace level. I think you have to have a minimum of 4 seats to have any chance of selling.
    _______________________________________________________________
    I became a season ticket holder b/c I got sick of getting shut out of the World Series. However, sometimes even those tickets pop up out of the blue… Keep looking. I am still hoping for and dreaming of a Yankees-Giants WS. :)

  155. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 12:34 am

    TheStraw, how is defending “God Bless America” defending your country? The idea that God favors one nation over another has been the source of many wars – so why can’t you see that some people might object to the song?

  156. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:37 am

    Not going to engage in any more political discussion here. I said my piece. I’m finished with the political discussion. I’m just glad our Yanks are still alive this season.

  157. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Does mlb.com have today’s games archived already?

  158. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 12:40 am

    Straw, so now I am friends with Reverend Wright because I am espousing the concept of equity among sports franchises? Is it possible for you to have made a more nonsensical comment? I’ll answer the rhetorical question. No.

  159. TheStraw October 21st, 2010 at 12:42 am

    WCYF-

    You know darn well what I was referring to. Good night.

  160. Carl October 21st, 2010 at 12:43 am

    # yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Does mlb.com have today’s games archived already?

    yep

  161. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 12:44 am

    Good night. : )

  162. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:46 am

    Carl October 21st, 2010 at 12:43 am
    # yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 12:39 am

    Does mlb.com have today’s games archived already?

    yep
    ________________________________________________________________

    Awesome! Thanks!

  163. Carl October 21st, 2010 at 12:48 am

    np

  164. Tyler October 21st, 2010 at 12:55 am

    IF we got that far, the Giants pitching staff might give the Yankees absolute fits. They have never seen Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez, or Bumgarner…. oh boy lol.

  165. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 1:02 am

    Tyler October 21st, 2010 at 12:55 am
    IF we got that far, the Giants pitching staff might give the Yankees absolute fits. They have never seen Lincecum, Cain, Sanchez, or Bumgarner…. oh boy lol.
    ________________________________________________________________
    We’ll just need a Ralph Terry kind of effort in Game 7.;)

  166. JobaTipsHisCap October 21st, 2010 at 1:10 am

    let’s hope we win game 6 and Lee chokes in game 7.

    :)

  167. yankeefeminista October 21st, 2010 at 1:13 am

    JobaTipsHisCap October 21st, 2010 at 1:10 am
    let’s hope we win game 6 and Lee chokes in game 7.
    __________________________________________
    Or Andy just outpitches Lee.

  168. GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 1:49 am

    Yeah….parity has ensured so many different teams in basketball, football and hockey are in the playoffs every year. It’s the same teams that miss the playoffs every year. Stay on the plastic coast and whine about the unfairness of it all. Who gives a damned whether they fans in Texas and San Francisco cheer or not. It doesn’t make them better fans. It only makes than fans that get to see the post season every 10 or 15 years. Parity is a crock. Perhaps if the lazy SOBs would get off of their asses and promote and market their teams they could maximize their potential…much like George Steinbrenner did 20+ years ago. He offered his services to baseball to negociate with businesses and TV to get better contracts andhe was turned down flat by MLB.

  169. Tabbert October 21st, 2010 at 2:06 am

    The rangers made the biggest mistake of the series. They should have finished us…… WE WILL come back and force a game 7. I’m not saying we will win the series just yet… But they just made the biggest mistake of the series. We will send this bad boy 7 games and I don’t care what anyone says. Our guys don’t give up!!!!

  170. Tabbert October 21st, 2010 at 2:09 am

    You know what…. I actually love this. I want our boys to win through adversity. This is honestly the best thing that could have ever happened to us. We now get to see the true heart and adversity of our club. What else could you ask for honestly? I think this is special….

  171. BJK October 21st, 2010 at 2:14 am

    I Have Phaith in Phil Phranchise.

  172. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 2:15 am

    i have not been on this comment section for a while, but i felt it necessary to say something tonight – yes, it’s unbelievably annoying that 3 piece suits and mismanaged money are the uniform for legend seat ticket holders, but the Stadium is still the best atmosphere in baseball.

    i used to hate watching empty seats on TV; constantly wondering why women that look like the real housewives of new jersey were drinking wine from a GLASS as the Stadium, but then i remembered how amazing the real Yankee Stadium is. Who cares what’s on TV, who cares if a couple seats are empty and they separate the rest of us from the elite by a wall that prisoners from Alcatraz would be intimidated by – we’re fans of the New York Yankees, we know how loud the rest of that building gets. F the Legends Seat holders, but never question the fans….except for the guy that got in the way of Gardner last night.

  173. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 2:18 am

    One more thing – did anyone else see CC say something that is unmentionable on this board to Hamilton today as he walked off the mound?

  174. Pat M. October 21st, 2010 at 2:27 am

    GB has spoken and drives his point home…….Good to see you old buddy……Hope all is well with you….

  175. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 2:52 am

    amen green beret, amen.

  176. West Coast Yankee Fan October 21st, 2010 at 5:02 am

    GreenBeret7 October 21st, 2010 at 1:49 am

    “…Parity is a crock. Perhaps if the lazy SOBs would get off of their asses and promote and market their teams…”

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

    Got it! They are lazy, I had no idea! Your brilliant intellectual analysis overwhelms me.

  177. JM October 21st, 2010 at 6:18 am

    How did a discussion about how loud the stadium is (or is not) degenerate into some kind of political spat?

    The only thing that bugs me at the new stadium is that they won’t let little kids go down by the field during bp anymore to try to get autographs. I usually go to about a dozen games a year, normally sitting up in the grandstand or in the bleachers, but this year was fortunate enough to sit twice in the Legends seats.

    Witnessed some parents and kids trying to get down there early with posters, baseballs they wanted the players to sign, but the ushers will not let them down in that area unless they have Legends tickets. That’s kinda sad. Don’t know what the big deal would be to let people down there before the games.

  178. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 7:11 am

    good morning early birds :)
    a great day in Yankee land
    our ACE pitched a great game, despite not having his best stuff
    the offense came alive…maybe Swish keeps sporting the high socks!
    the relievers were fantastic
    the Yankees beat the Rangers at their running game…Po’s baserunning, Kerry’s pickoff were great to watch :)
    I just hope Berkman isn’t too sore

  179. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 7:26 am

    One comment about the resale market.

    Our family needs to plan in advance. With Stubhub and the like, the prices are best (face value or less) the closer you get to a game. Many people can’t decide day of game to go to a game.

    Perhaps they are not as prominent as YS, but there are “moats” around the homeplate seats in both San Diego and Los Angeles. The seats are larger, too. I did not think to look for that feature when we visited AT&T Park in San Francisco, but that stadium was gorgeous, everything about it.

    I do think there is something to be said for the crowd in the stadium of a team that hasn’t been to the playoffs in a while. As excited as Yankees fans are, it is a different experience when you’ve not had the opportunity to be at a playoff game before. There are people behind he HP area in YS that you wonder why they bother, but I have noticed more lately some who ARE interested in the game. If you really watch closely in the regular season, at other stadiums, the people behind home plate are also taking pictures, waving to the camera and busy being seen. They maybe cheaper than in NY, but HP seats are the expensive seats wherever you go. And in the playoffs, those seats are taken up by celebrities, big-wigs, etc.

    Great win by the Giants last night, BTW.

  180. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 7:48 am

    Just wanted to say:

    Best wishes to Lance’s poor back today. Man, he took a hard fall there.
    Keeping running Po — it’s a hoot to watch.
    CC — we love our own personal grizzly bear with cap askew. Esp with your cubs in tow.
    Love to hear/see Curtis interviewed. Classy fellow.
    GO PHIL! Make us all proud.

  181. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 7:48 am

    I don’t see what the issue is over home plate seats. Those seats are always going to be the most expensive, regardless of the stadium. It is the law of supply and demand.
    Watching on TV, and from the comments of lohudders who were actually there, YS sounds loud to me, and the crowd certainly appeared to be involved.
    And w/ all the coverage about the claws and the antlers, couldn’t they focus on the roll call at some point? It is one of my favorite parts about attending a home game, and I always try to listen to it on the broadcasts.

  182. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 7:52 am

    good points Wang
    I have always said CC reminds me of a grizzly. And I also really enjoy Granderson’s interviews. Robbie’s too, he seems to have learned from Jeet, its always about the team, not his individual accomplishments.

  183. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 7:53 am

    I’m with you kate on the roll call. Love it.

    Problem is, the game has already started by the time roll call “rolls” around and so it’s hard for the camera to be on the players being called out when the pitch is being thrown.

    I have heard the announcers talk about it in the past. I wish they’d just shut up and let us hear it more.

    One announcer’s comment made me smile — he said some players actually delay acknowledging their name so they can keep hearing it being called. ;) Wouldn’ surprise me.

  184. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 7:56 am

    Wang IS Taiwan -

    Watching the Grizzly with his cub-ettes was so adorable. I know it’s silly, but I love that stuff!

    upstate kate -

    I agree about Granderson’s interviews and Robbie has matured tenfold in one season. It’s great to see. Not just during the game, but as evidenced in his interviews.

    It was interesting watching Posada’s interview at the “table” yesterday. He seemed slightly uncomfortable in that situation. He seems to be more at ease when he’s interviewed in the locker room.

    I am sooo pulling for Hughes on Friday. On regular rest, chances are he’ll give at the very least a good effort. It will be up to the offense to make it as easy for him as possible. I hope yesterday’s game was a shot in the arm for our boys in pinstripes. Like Chad said, they played like champions.

  185. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 7:59 am

    “Robbie’s too, he seems to have learned from Jeet, its always about the team, not his individual accomplishments”

    Yes, indeed kate. Robbie always talks about the team when folks bring up his personal accomplishments. Terrific to hear.

    You know, Arod gets credited a lot for helping Robbie’s onfield moves and working with him a lot, but Robbie has certainly been listening/watching his double-play sidekick, hasn’t he? I enjoy watching Jete tutor him subtly on the field after a missed opportunity. It’s hard for me to even remember when I was frustrated with Robbie’s nonchalant attitude. He’s just a new man now — some guys just take a bit longer to grow up. Robbie’s a gem.

  186. MaineYankee October 21st, 2010 at 8:01 am

    Good morning everyone.

    Judging from comments here starting last off season some just have to complain.

    I read the blog some during the game and some were complaing even with a 5 run lead.

    If you can’t enjoy it then it’s time to find something else to do.

    Done my rant. :lol:

    Of course I’m not talking about you mild mannered morning people.

  187. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 8:02 am

    my husband thought Po looked like he was ready to attend a wedding, and yes, he did seem uncomfortable
    I agree, CC’s princesses were adorable…Bob Lorenz always gets a kick out of seeing the kids, he always has comments on the post game about them

  188. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:04 am

    had to do a morning check here and i have to things to say:

    1) the roll call is nothing like the claw or antlers cause the roll call will live forever and those other “cheers” are already annoying and finished.

    2) granderson is the best player no one talks about – if you could say someone was born to be a Yankee – it’s him.

  189. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Doreen,

    I thought the same thing watching Jorge in the clip (it’s on YESnetwork.com). He wouldn’t even crack a smile when they were asking him about his running “prowess”. I think he wanted to be anywhere but there at that moment.

    I loved hearing Robbie say they all make fun of him running — teasing our Jorge — priceless.

  190. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 8:04 am

    Hi Maine Yankee
    sometimes I think people ought to follow another team for awhile to appreciate what we have

  191. Bronx Jeers October 21st, 2010 at 8:06 am

    One announcer’s comment made me smile — he said some players actually delay acknowledging their name so they can keep hearing it being called. ;) Wouldn’ surprise me.

    ——————————————————————————————

    I wouldn’t say that’s exactly true. There are times when a player is in his set position waiting for a pitch to be thrown so he may wait for a moment or two. I think Melky once got burned on a ball hit to him when he was answering the call.

    The infielders just raise their glove. The outfielders make it a show. The Swish salute. Gardner does a muscle man pose. Granderson does a little dance step or something.

    And of course, the roll call always ends with the chant “Box Seats Suck!”

    They should get it on tape and show it on the broadcast every once in a while.

  192. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 8:08 am

    yeah, I remember that time Melky got burned

  193. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:09 am

    And of course, the roll call always ends with the chant “Box Seats Suck!”

    ——-

    and in the old Stadium, we would scream “WE HAVE BEER”…. can’t do that anymore. now they should say “legends seats suck!” or “investment bankers suck”.

  194. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 8:09 am

    I just read an article this morning about CC and it started by described the post-game press conference. Apparently, his son asked “Daddy! Why’d you do your thing without me?” CC told him “I couldn’t find you.”

    Po did look like he was dressed for a wedding. I love how the guys dress in suits to travel – Swisher said they even wore their suits TO the game, if I’m not mistaken (in his on-field with Michael Kay after the game). But it must be a little uncomfortable on the plane. I image jackets and ties off until its time to deplane. :)

  195. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:10 am

    disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:04 am
    had to do a morning check here and i have to things to say:

    1) the roll call is nothing like the claw or antlers cause the roll call will live forever and those other “cheers” are already annoying and finished.

    2) granderson is the best player no one talks about – if you could say someone was born to be a Yankee – it’s him.

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

    Totally agree with both points. Curtis just seems like he was raised very well — like Jeter. He shows his personality more, though, in interviews. I wish Jete would let us in more — he has a terrific sense of humor we rarely get to see. When Michael Kay interviewed him after Game 1 on the field, he let his mask slip a tad when Kay asked him if he was waiting for a certain pitch to hit and that was a kick to see. Curtis is not as guarded.

    So, I saw your comment early this morning/late last night. Can you give us a hint as to what CC said to Hamilton?? I missed that. And when did it happen? I have MLB.com, so I will rewatch that part of the game.

  196. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 8:13 am

    Swish did say that, they were dressed and had their suit cases packed. I think it was to show how confident they were that they would win.
    Our high school teams always dress up when they travel to a game…not in suits of course, but dress shirts and nice pants.

  197. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:14 am

    oh man, you’re putting me in a, get booted from the comment section situation…let’s just say, it didn’t look like he said, “i hope we can be friends.”

  198. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 8:14 am

    And then there’s paragraphs like these that drive me cuckoo. It’s an article entltled “Cano Looking Good as a No. 3 Hitter.” I figured it was safe to read. It’s by Dave D’Alessandro in the Star Ledger. Second paragraph:

    “So whatever Robinson Cano does for the remainder of this post-season is probably just for show. But as he was serenaded with chants of ‘MVP’ from 49,832 hardliners yesterday – in what is probably the Yanks’ final home game – you couldn’t help but thing that this show will not end without his consent.”

    I just object to the word “probably.” I would use “could turn out to be.” Because it is certainly possible that yesterday was the last home game of 2010. But probably is too strong.

    I nitpick, I know. :?

  199. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:15 am

    Melky loved being a Yankee and he’s had some magical moments here probably more than Arod up to last year’s post season, hope they bring him back next year. I don’t think he has the mindset to be an everyday player but he’s an above average 4th outfielder. Hope no other teams show interest in him so the Yanks can sign him to a minor league contract or something. The only problem is if Cano falls off next year all the blame is going to be laid on Melky.

  200. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Jeter does have a sly sense of humor – the media doesn’t even get it, but when I read his comments sometimes, I have to laugh. Still, he’s handled the media better than any athlete I’ve known in NY. If the mediots think he’s a boring interview, I couldn’t care less. He’s not boring to me – and I respect what he has to say. Jeter is also the most confident player I’ve ever “known” – nothing gets him down.

    Granderson is a good guy and I’m really happy for him that his hard work has paid off. I said he was going to be a key for us in the playoffs – and he’s gone out and just been terrific. I’m looking forward to next year, when he’ll be healthy and he’ll have had a full year under Long’s tutelage.e

  201. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:16 am

    Bronx Jeers —

    I left NYC the year before the new stadium opened, so I only saw the old stadium roll call. I went to about half the games each season. Thanks for actually giving a rundown on the outfielders’ responses. Gardner really does a muscle man pose? I would have thought he was a little more reserved. Swish — not at all. Granderson a dance???

    Love your idea of playing the roll call in total before a game or two. At least YES could do it for us, right??

  202. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:18 am

    I just object to the word “probably.” I would use “could turn out to be.” Because it is certainly possible that yesterday was the last home game of 2010. But probably is too strong.
    —————

    i hope you’re beating the hell out of the nearest piece of wood!!!

  203. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:20 am

    Disnuggao — no need to get booted! Hah! CC must have been fired up.

  204. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:21 am

    Doreen,

    I’m not reading anything that’s down on our guys. I need to hold on to the hope I have. I do believe we’ll beat ‘em with Phil. But Lee does scare me.

  205. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Betsy – speaking of Jeter’s sense of humor….did you see him dying in the dugout when Wilson threw 40 ft over Treanor’s head?

  206. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 am

    And then there’s this: “and while nobody expects the Yankees to survive with Teixeira on the sideline, let’s just say that Cano expressed his intention to carry anoffense that could really us a power surge right now.” Nobody???? I wouldn’t say that.

    The article is very complimentary toward Cano, while underhandedly at the same time taking potshots at the Yankees as a team.

    “Losing Teixeira is cripplng. You only have to look down at first base – where the stumbling antics of Berkman or Swisher are likely to get more glaring as the postseason goes on – to know that is is probably a fool’s errand.”

    Again, the article is positively effervescent talking about Cano. But with every compliment toward Cano comes a slap in the face for someone else on the team. Understand, I am not saying the team will not feel Teixeira’s loss at first base, and I’m not saying Swisher is a good replacement at first (and he won’t be – that was for one game only), but Berkman will be fine (as long as he doesn’t wear his plastic cleats), if not as athletic as Tex. And I don’t think this is a “fool’s errand.”

    Sorry. I just really like to enjoy the days after the team wins, and I don’t like to get sucker-punched in an article that I think is going to be one thing and turns out to be another.

  207. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 8:22 am

    Jeter has a great sense of humor, sometimes the interviewers don’t realized they are being played.
    and Betsy, you were definitely right about Granderson :)

  208. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:25 am

    Betsy — that’s it exactly: a sly sense of humor. I think the media gets it and enjoys what little he cares to share with them. He just doesn’t share much.

    Michael Kay was actually pulling Jeter’s chain when he asked if he’d been looking for an inside pitch to hit. Everyone knows that Jete just tries to hit whatever he can. He has no plan when he goes to the plate except, “see the ball, hit the ball.” Jete paused a bit after the question, rolled his eyes, laughed and said, “yeah… I was looking for that pitch.”

  209. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:26 am

    hahaha yeah dude, if you look back you’ll see what i mean…but seriously, who would ever talk back to CC? it’s like messing with the phrase, “i’m better than you.”

  210. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:26 am

    *see above photo.

  211. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:28 am

    Jeter will be one of those guys like Paul O’Neill – we’ll only get to see how funny they really are after they retire.

  212. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:28 am

    disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:26 am
    hahaha yeah dude, if you look back you’ll see what i mean…but seriously, who would ever talk back to CC? it’s like messing with the phrase, “i’m better than you.”
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    A grizzly who’s 6’7″, 300 lbs can say whatever he likes…

  213. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Dis, no I missed that :(

  214. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Can’t wait, Jim.

  215. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:29 am

    Can’t wait, Jim.

  216. Erin October 21st, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Robinson Cano on the reaction to seeing Posada run like that: ?We always make fun of him”

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

    :lol:

    Love it.

  217. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:30 am

    Wang, I’ve pretty much avoided the media for the last few days. I don’t want to read articles about losses and I don’t want to read negative articles about my favorite players when I know I will just get worked up. Ignorance truly is bliss.

  218. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I also haven’t listened to WFAN in days. I might do so today, but I’m not sure.

  219. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:32 am

    I’m not particularly confident about this team getting to a game 7 and winning, but I don’t want to read about the media declaring the series all but over……whether Friday or Saturday. The games are still going to be played despite their declarations.

  220. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Melky’s time has come and gone with the Yankees.

    He’s a 3 million dollar a year player now and that doesn’t translate well to be a 4th OF in NY. That’s why the Braves released him.

    You don’t add players to your roster based on nostalgia.

    Nelly had more magical moments as a Yankee than Arod until last year? You can’t be serious.

    Arod has 2 MVP’s as a Yankee. They don’t sniff the playoffs in 2007 without Arod carrying them all season.

    A couple of walk off hits don’t overtake a guy who carried the offense more very long stretches of time in his 7 years as a Yankee.

  221. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:33 am

    Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:28 am
    ~~~~~~~~~~~

    A grizzly who’s 6?7?, 300 lbs can say whatever he likes…

    ——-

    “how’s this for a pitch….”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLhxIEVnf1g

  222. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Betsy — probably a good idea to avoid stuff that upsets you. It’s funny because sports are supposed to be entertainment, but when you really love your team, it’s hard not to let the losses affect you.

    Crazy because it IS just a game. And yes, I know we don’t really “know” the players, but it some odd, virtual-world sort of way, we come to care about them.

  223. pat October 21st, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Good morning

    TBS showing Yankee fans doing the “antlers” when Andrus got picked off 2nd did make me chuckle.

    Derek, Alex, Bowa and Cashman had been saying things to Robbie for years but it seems he wasn’t ready to hear them then. The physical was always there and thankfully for Robbie and the Yankees, the head caught up.

    A team that wants to be a winning team shouldn’t be counting on their 30-somethings to be carrying them.

    Yankees relaxed their travel dress policy last year. Jacket and tie has been replaced by collared dress shirts for most trips now. Derek, Alex and Jorge seem to stick with the old school approach though.

  224. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:30 am

    I also haven’t listened to WFAN in days. I might do so today, but I’m not sure.
    ———

    telling a good Yanks fan to stay away from the FAN is like talking someone down from the side of a building…just don’t do it. things will get better!!!!! :)

  225. 108 stitches October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Would like to see Alex have a couple of breakout games at bat to take some of the weight off Robby Cano’s shoulders.
    The bullpen will be rested and ready for Friday.

  226. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    By the way, every other article in the Star Ledger was satisfactory. ;)

    Acknowledge the precariousness of the Yankees’ situation, but don’t overplay it. Talk about the positives of the game yesterday. That’s all I ask. It’s not much is it?

    I wonder if the Giants are going to win today? That would be something, wouldn’t it?

  227. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:35 am

    Betsy, the one good thing about the Yankees position is that everyone who loves sports will be rooting for the Yankees to win tomorrow – maybe even the Yankee hating TBS announcers – so we might get a little respite from their overt bias.

  228. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:36 am

    pat October 21st, 2010 at 8:34 am

    Good morning

    TBS showing Yankee fans doing the “antlers” when Andrus got picked off 2nd did make me chuckle.
    ——

    funniest sh*t i’ve ever seen.

  229. SJ44 October 21st, 2010 at 8:36 am

    If you aren’t confident in the team, why get worked up if the media shares your view?

    You can’t be mad at the media not believing in the team if you don’t either.

    Personally, I think they win this series if they win Friday night.

  230. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:38 am

    Berkman obviously isn’t as good a defender as Teixera who is one of the better first basemen in baseball…..but he’s not bad over there. Losing Teixera stinks but having a guy like Berkman to plug in is certainly helpful.

    Granderson has been great this postseason….I’m really happy for him.

  231. disnuggao October 21st, 2010 at 8:39 am

    Seriously, does anyone know why SNY’s wanna be Michael Kay and John “my gut is the reason i didn’t go for a midseason contract” Smoltz are doing these games?

  232. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:40 am

    SJ, because I’m a fan and I can feel how I want to, lol. Anyway, whether or not I was/am confident, I still would avoid the mediots – I’m sort of proud of myself. I have not put myself in the position to be upset by them……..for the most part.

    Jim, believe me – no one will be rooting for the Yankees, lol

  233. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:41 am

    Dis, I’m sure I won’t be listening. I don’t need to hear a recap of yesterday’s game and the day off gives me a chance to relax.

  234. Betsy October 21st, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Anyway, off to work. Like all of you, I will be hoping we can get this to a game 7, where anything can happen. The first step was taken yesterday – as Sherman wrote (Ok, I read one article today), they got on the plane to Dallas. First step.

  235. Wang IS Taiwan October 21st, 2010 at 8:43 am

    Agreed, blake.

    There’s something about Berkman that just makes me pull for him. He’s such a down-to-earth fellow. We’ll miss Tex’s defense, but Berkman’s been having much better at bats. Tex was in a lot of pain swinging that bat.

    Granderson deserves his success.

  236. Don Vito A. Bellamo October 21st, 2010 at 8:44 am

    Hughes will be HUGE tomorrow night !

  237. Erin October 21st, 2010 at 8:45 am

    pat October 21st, 2010 at 8:34 am
    Good morning

    TBS showing Yankee fans doing the ?antlers? when Andrus got picked off 2nd did make me chuckle.

    ***************************************
    That was classic.

  238. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 8:45 am

    actually I have heard a lot of the media wanting the Yankees win game 6, they want to see a rematch of Andy vs Lee…just like they are looking forward to seeing the Halladay vs Linsecum rematch.

    my question about Smoltz/Darling is why have 2 former pitchers? why not have the insight from a regular player?

  239. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:46 am

    Betsy, I believe all real baseball fans want to see Cliff Lee vs. Andy Pettitte in Game 7. Sox/Met fans might want it over tomorrow but how can you call yourself a baseball fan and not want to see a game 7 like that???

  240. Doreen October 21st, 2010 at 8:48 am

    Every time my husband sees Lance Berkman he says to me, “Have I told you how much I love this guy?”

    I’d be worried if I didn’t know my husband so well! :lol:

  241. pat October 21st, 2010 at 8:49 am

    m

    If you are lurking….THE shirt was a tie yesterday. It’s like Garanimals!

  242. Fran the original October 21st, 2010 at 8:50 am

    actually I have heard a lot of the media wanting the Yankees win game 6
    ********************************
    Good morning everyone. I read in the papers that TBS is hoping for 7 since this has been a very highly rated series and way surpasses last year’s NLCS ratings on TBS.

    And by the way I see that the Phillies are in the same situation today that the Yanks were in yesterday. What has happened to that team that was supposed to sweep through the playoffs? I do hope the Giants win today and wrap that series up.

  243. blake October 21st, 2010 at 8:51 am

    If the Yankees get this thing to a Game 7 against Lee then I will live with the outcome whatever happens.
    I obviously think they would have a great chance to win but pushing game 7 would show a great deal of fight and character against a team that is significantly better than the Angels team they defeated last year.

    One game at a time…play a good ballgame tomorrow and then see what happens Saturday.

  244. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:52 am

    Blake, If I had never seen Mattingly place 1st I would be of the opinion that Teix was the greatest first basemen I’ve ever seen. He makes so many very difficult plays seem routine that many times the announcers don’t even raise their voice and it goes unnoticed by most. He is so accurate on 3-6-3 double plays and seems to always put the ball in a perfect spot for Jeter/Cano to flip it right back to first. Mattingly and Hernandez were more graceful and had more flash but Teix is so good at first that I’m always surprised when ANY ball gets by him. Berkman’s no slouch at first but he’s probably going to cost the Yankees at least 3 or 4 outs that Teix would have made in the next two games

  245. upstate kate October 21st, 2010 at 8:52 am

    yeah, I am pulling for the Giants as well

  246. Erin October 21st, 2010 at 8:53 am

    New Post: Back to Texas with two more games to win

    :arrow:

  247. Benny Blanco October 21st, 2010 at 8:53 am

    I totally agree with what O’neil said in the yankees postgame. “I cant see hughes pitching poorly again in texas.”

    The one thing I strongly believe is that Phil will make some adjustments and pitch better the second time through.

  248. pat October 21st, 2010 at 8:54 am

    I heard before the game that yesterday was Bob Sheppard and Mickey Mantle’s birthdays.

    The 2nd inning foibles of the Rangers made me think the Yankees may have had a few “angels in the outfield” helping out yesterday.

  249. Jim October 21st, 2010 at 8:58 am

    my question about Smoltz/Darling is why have 2 former pitchers? why not have the insight from a regular player?

    ———–

    Smoltz is obviously a TBS favorite from his Atlanta days and Darling is the less controversial half of the a duo that has gotten a lot of praise in the last couple of years – in my opinion Darling has not distinguished himself in this post season. Neither have.

    What I think would be a much better idea going forward is to have one regular season color guy from the Yankee broadcasts balanced with one from Texas. Think how much more information a John Flaherty or Paul O’Neill would be able to offer as opposed to Darling who only knows what he sees on paper.

  250. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 22nd, 2010 at 9:30 am

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YBzEqvXG5gI

    BACK TO THE DUGOUT AGAIN

    (Hughes sent them) Back to the dugout again
    (where) lucky antlers sit on Cliff’s pet hen
    Where the Texas Rangers look
    Like they’ve gotten mighty shook
    (Shucks!)
    Back to the dugout again

    Throw-in’, his curve ball once more
    Players marchin in and out the door
    Where they’re startin’ now to fight
    ‘Cause they’re dealin’ out of fright
    Back in the dugout again

    Whoopi-ty-aye-oh
    They’re rockin` to and fro
    Back in the dugout again
    Whoopi-ty-aye-yay
    Yanks they came to play!
    Back in the dugout again

    Yanks back, to hittin’ agin
    Wash-ing-ton, he needs him some gin
    Robby sends it to the night
    Rangers players are uptight
    Back in the dugout again

    Der-ek Cur-tis, Gran-dy, and Al
    Whackin that ole ball, it’s their pal
    Well they’re rackin’ up the score
    And then comin’ back for more
    Back in the dugout again

    Whoopi-ty-aye-oh
    They’re rockin` to and fro
    Back in the dugout again
    Whoopi-ty-aye-yay
    Yanks they came to play
    Back in the dugout again

    Yanks bull-pen, comin’ alive
    Rangers players, no more talkin’ jive
    Well there’s antlers on the floor
    YANKS ARE COMIN’ BACK FOR FOUR!
    Back in the dugout again.

    Whoopi-ty-aye-oh
    Rockin` to and fro
    Back in the dugout again
    Whoopi-ty-aye-yay
    Yanks, they came to play
    Back in the dugout again.

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