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Pregame notes: Pressure from both sides

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Notes on Oct 22, 2010 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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So much has been made of the Yankees reaction to playing an elimination game, but Joe Girardi said this afternoon that there’s also something to be said for a team trying to close out a series.

“I think there’s anxiety about it more than anything else,” Girardi said. “You feel how close you are and you want to get to that next round.”

Yesterday, Alex Rodriguez said one thing he remembers about 2004 — when the Yankees let the Red Sox make an ALCS comeback — was a feeling, even before Game 7, that the Yankees weren’t doing a good enough job closing out the series.

“We never wanted it to get to a Game 6 or a Game 7,” Rodriguez said.

Obviously there’s pressure on the Yankees, but the Rangers aren’t exactly playing with house money as it’s often portrayed. Game 7 — Cliff Lee or no Cliff Lee — is a dangerous situation for either team.

“I don’t know about momentum,” Rodriguez said. “But I did like the energy we played with (in Game 5). I thought we were enthused. There was a lot of energy. Good at-bats. I thought Jorge’s play going first to third was huge for us. It made them make a play that was probably a little uncomfortable and a bit unorthodox and it worked in our favor. I think for us, we just have to keep pushing the envelope.

“We’re here to fight, not receive any blows.”

ALCS Yankees Rangers Baseball• Based on whatever pregame reports he heard, Girardi doesn’t expect rain to be a factor tonight. “I don’t think it’s supposed to rain,” he said. “Texas thunderstorms are brief and hard anyway.”

• Girardi said he never seriously considered anyone but Marcus Thames at DH for tonight. “Marcus has been the guy that has DHed for us a lot,” Girardi said. “We have seen Marcus hit well off right-handers and left-handers, so Marcus was our guy.”

• The only pitcher not in the bullpen for tonight’s game is Andy Pettitte, and Girardi said it’s not completely off the table that Pettitte might go down there at some point. Of course, that would require a pretty extreme situation.

• Any hurt feelings by sending starters into the bullpen this time of year? “I don’t think so,” Girardi said. “I think everyone understands CC’s talent level, and the starters that are at this level this time of year are extremely talented. (Roy) Oswalt threw out of the bullpen (in the NLCS). I don’t think that was a slap on the Phillies bullpen. He’s a pretty darn good pitcher.”

• It’s worth noting that if CC Sabathia pitches tonight, he would be lined up to start Game 1 of the World Series on four days rest. “I like how you think,” Girardi said.

• The Yankees stuck with Curtis Granderson and Robinson Cano batting second and third, even though it leaves back-to-back lefties against a bullpen full of left-handed relievers. “We talked about (splitting them),” Girardi said. “The thing is, Grandy has swung the bat great throughout the playoffs, and he’s also hit left-handers. Look at our top two guys offensively in the playoffs and it’s been Robinson and Granderson. We try to get them as many at-bats as we can.”

• Lance Berkman has more career at-bats against Colby Lewis than any of the other Yankees. That was part of the thinking behind batting him fifth and Nick Swisher sixth. Mostly, though: “Berky had some really, really good at-bats against this guy,” Girardi said. “He’s had good at-bats for us in the postseason.”

• Speaking of Lewis, the Yankees get a second chance against him tonight. “We knew he had good breaking stuff. We knew that he sunk it (and) he cut it,” Girardi said. “The biggest thing they’ve learned is that now they’ve seen his pitches and they have an idea what he’s going to do against each individual guy.”

• What did Phil Hughes learn from Game 2? “It’s important to locate against a very dangerous team,” Girardi said, laughing at the obviousness of his statement. “Even in a day when we shut them down, they had 13 hits. The important thing is what you do with runners in scoring position.”

• Kerry Wood and Mariano Rivera are available for multiple innings, but, “That’s not exactly what you’d want to do,” Girardi said.

• Rangers manager Ron Washington had no problem with Nick Swisher saying yesterday that he’s excited about the possibility of facing Cliff Lee in a possible Game 7. “I think if I was sitting in his shoes and I had to face Cliff Lee, I’d probably feel the same way,” Washington said. “But, you know the game is not played with words; it’s played between the lines. And, if he can back it up, I’ll pat him on the back.”

• Girardi doesn’t expect it to rain and he said he hasn’t decided who might start tomorrow should tonight’s game be rained out. “I’ll cross that bridge when it happens,” he said.

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109 Responses to “Pregame notes: Pressure from both sides”

  1. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    0 Days, 1 Hour, and 16 Minutes until Game 6 of the ALCS :grin:

  2. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    I heard both “Cotton Eye Joe” and “YMCA” on the radio tonight driving home.

    Again, these feel like very good signs

  3. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    JackCurryYES Hughes allowed 5 two-strike hits in 11 abs vs Tex (.455). AL avg w 2 strikes: .184

  4. mick October 22nd, 2010 at 6:48 pm

    If a rain out stick with plan , if Phil pitches today and it rains out go to Andy tmw and CC in 7 on 3.

  5. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    Erin-

    Sorry for my delay coming home. I had two stops to make.

    I am ready for muppet talk!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Erica-not a problem. I just got back on, I was eating. :)

    OK, what are we doing-Sesame Street or The Muppet Show?

  7. Doreen October 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Erin -

    What you just posted is why I kind of chuckled when someone posted earlier that Hughes had to get ahead in the count. He DID get ahead in the count. He just didn’t put anyone away last time.

  8. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm

    Flash17YES. After game 5 hughes sounded very confident about this game. Quote they got me in game 2 now its my turn.

  9. Ruby Tuesday October 22nd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    Zero Days, Four Hours, and Forty Minutes until the end of our season .

    The End .

    :(

  10. ConcernedCitizen October 22nd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    I went to Taco Bell for an XXL Chalupa – and the cashier was a Yankee fan. (He commented on my Yankee jacket.) This was in the Washington-metro area. That’s gotta be a good sign.

  11. LGY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:51 pm

    West Coast Yankee Fan October 22nd, 2010 at 6:49 pm

    “Berkman is not protecting A-Rod – if you are Ron Washington you are telling me he is going to look at Berkman’s 2 hits in 9 at bats and figure, “oh I better pitch to A-Rod Im scared of Berkman”, Please!”

    ——————————————-

    Feel free to continue to make a fool of yourself.

    I’m sorry I even gave you the benefit of the doubt on a great day and engaged you.

  12. Fran the original October 22nd, 2010 at 6:53 pm

    Erica,

    I heard the Jay Z NY song that he sang at the championship parade last year. Another good sign :)

  13. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 6:50 pm
    Erica-not a problem. I just got back on, I was eating.

    OK, what are we doing-Sesame Street or The Muppet Show?

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

    Sesame Street :-)

    Btw- I just bought my Halloween costume. I was thisclose to buying the full Ernie costume, but it dodn’t feel right

  14. Betsy October 22nd, 2010 at 6:54 pm

    Ouch, Phil……………he’s had that problem all year and it came back to bite him against the Rangers. I’d like to see him mix his pitches……..

    I don’t buy that the Rangers have pressure on them; they don’t have to win tonight ,the Yankees do – it’s all on the Yankees tonight.

  15. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Ruby Tuesday-

    At least you remembered to add the time of the game to the countdown this time! Good job

  16. West Coast Yankee Fan October 22nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Sorry to expose your lack of baseball smarts. Deal with it. I am not predicting anything – no one can do that. I am saying that no one in baseball would consider pitching to A-Rod instead of Berkman in a critical situation. I hope Berkman goes 4-4. I don’t dislike him, I just wouldn’t have hit him behind A-Rod.

  17. Joe from Long Island October 22nd, 2010 at 6:55 pm

    Nice segment on MLBNetwork, where Joe Magrane compared the deliveries and styles of Cliffie and Sandy Koufax. While Koo was more a power pitcher, with his blazing fastball, he had a devastating curve, which he threw with the same 12-6 motion and even changed speeds with. As Magrane said, it?s not fair.

    Lee, also uses an over the top, 12-6 motion, and while he doesn?t throw as hard as Koo used to, he has a similarly devastating curve that he also changes speeds with. And his FB, while not as powerful, is still spotted with great precision.

    And, oh yes, Koo made $125,000. Cliffie stands to make, oh, maybe 1,000 times that in his new contract.

    It pays to be young and a stud pitcher in 2010?.

  18. ConcernedCitizen October 22nd, 2010 at 6:56 pm

    Betsy: “I don’t buy that the Rangers have pressure on them; they don’t have to win tonight”

    Did we have pressure on us in Game 6 in the 2009 ALCS? Everyone here was saying “This is a must-win game,” and “We don’t want it to go to a Game 7.” Don’t you think the Rangers have the same mentality? I’m not saying the pressure is equally on their side, far from it, but they can’t exactly be loose.

  19. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Erica-LOL Did you get the Big Bird costume instead? ;)

    OK, since Kermit is on both shows, Kermit=Jeter

    and on the way home I thought that since poor Tex will be sitting on the bench the rest of the way he can be Oscar.

  20. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    Betsy-

    The Yankees didn’t “Have” to win Games 4-6 of the 2004 ALCS, but it sure would have been swell if they did

  21. LGY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:57 pm

    a tad old but still would like to repost (don’t be mad! ;) )

    Over the course of the season Colby Lewis threw 56% 4 seamers, 25% sliders, 11% curveballs, and 9% changeups.

    Against Tampa in his first playoff start he threw 62% 4 seamers, 14% sliders, 12% curveballs, and 10% changeups.

    But,

    Against the Yankees in Game 1 he threw only 48% 4 seamers, 24% sliders, 26% curveballs, and 4% changeups. Notice the reduced 4 seamers and changeups and the increased curveballs.

    The Yankees fouled off 17% of the curveballs he threw. On the season batters only fouled off 9.6%. The Yankees may have been thrown off by the increased use of the curveball and they may have been out in front expecting slider when they saw breaking pitch, hence all the foulballs.

    Lewis kept them off balance with all the extra curveballs. He won’t have the benefit of surprise tonight.

  22. Betsy October 22nd, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Phil said he tried to mix his pitches last time, but no:

    JackCurryYES Phil Hughes threw one changeup in last start vs Texas. He needs to throw a few more early so Rangers believe its posssibility
    28 minutes ago reply

  23. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 6:58 pm

    Swisher = Cookie Monster

    (No, I went for the devil costume. Well, a cape, the horns, and a pitchfork to be worn with my own black dress. I couldn’t do that to Big Bird. LOL)

  24. hardwired7 October 22nd, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    my kingdom for a put-away pitch for YMH (like Clemens’ splitter or Cone’s slider.)

  25. blackaccord October 22nd, 2010 at 7:00 pm

    Just wondering if we can use hughes for the first 2 strikes and then bring in D-rob to get the 3rd strike for every batter :)

  26. LGY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    Texas only has 3 LHB in their lineup. He is not going to throw a lot of changeups.

  27. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:01 pm

    I’m trying to think of a good combo for Bert and Ernie.

    Granderson and Gardner??

    Cano and Alex??

    Cervelli and Pena?? LOL

    Thoughts….

  28. start_wearing_pink October 22nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Empire State of Mind

  29. Joe from Long Island October 22nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I don?t buy that the Rangers have pressure on them; they don?t have to win tonight ,the Yankees do ? it?s all on the Yankees tonight.

    Betsy, it really doesn’t matter what you or anyone else but the players buy. It’s what the players feel.

    I’ve read enough baseball reporting and interviews over the years that, in an elimination game, there’s plenty of pressure to go around. If the Yanks get an early, sizeable lead, then I’ll bet you’ll see some of the Texas players have trouble with their swallowing.

    But, after all, what do I know.

  30. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    Erin-

    Posada and Mo!!!!!!!!!!
    How Well Do You Know Your Teammate totally reminded me of Ernie and Bert!

  31. Yanks78 October 22nd, 2010 at 7:05 pm

    David Murphy was the guy that Boston sent to Texas in the Gagne trade

  32. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Erica-that’s perfect!!

    Cano=the Count

  33. UnKnown October 22nd, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Wind is blowing out says Peter Gammons. Looking for a high scoring evening…..

  34. Triple Short of a Cycle October 22nd, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    Erica,

    Did you see the Grover does Old Spice guy clip?

  35. start_wearing_pink October 22nd, 2010 at 7:09 pm

    All the Yankees on the field look loose and ready

  36. Doreen October 22nd, 2010 at 7:10 pm

    I second Posada and Mo. That segment was awesome and hilarious!

  37. LGY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    The Rangers performed below average this year against the cutter.

  38. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:11 pm

    Wow-Heyman of all people defending Alex 8O

    SI_JonHeyman enough already on arod misusing the word “literally.” 1. he’s a ballplayer. 2. he speaks 2 languages well (how many of us can say that?)

  39. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:12 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle October 22nd, 2010 at 7:09 pm
    Erica,

    Did you see the Grover does Old Spice guy clip?

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

    Yes :-)
    Made me love Grover all over again

  40. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:08 pm
    Erica-that’s perfect!!

    Cano=the Count

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

    Cause of the Smile???

    MPF Lance Berkman = Snuffleupagus

  41. Jerkface October 22nd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    According to weather.com the wind is blowing in.

  42. Jerkface October 22nd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    But I wouldn’t it put it past Peter Gammons to try and claim otherwise, to try and scare Yankee fans.

  43. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 October 22nd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Hey all!

    Erica, didnt we already establish yankee/sesame street characters already? I remember nominating Andy to be Gonzo…LOL ( ps i love andy’s gonzo nose)

  44. Chambliss October 22nd, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    MLB network is great. Fulltime analysis of tonights matchup. Gammo thinks that Hughes is going to have a good night.

  45. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:14 pm

    NYY626-

    Yes…. in 2009. We need a 2010 version. DUH! :roll:

  46. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:13 pm

    Cause of the Smile???

    MPF Lance Berkman = Snuffleupagus

    ****************************
    Exactly. Although Cano has a lot more teeth than the Count does. :)

    Berkman is perfect for Snuffy.

    How about Alex-Big Bird?

  47. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    NYY626-

    We also realized the Yankees don’t win unless we talk about Muppets.

    We are doing it for the greater good!

  48. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 October 22nd, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    I think i used “already” one too many times in my above post. Perhaps next time i will proofread. Its been a long week lol

  49. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    A-Rod = Big Bird is good

    Here’s what I have-
    Jeter = Kermit
    Posada = Ernie (the ears!!!!)
    Mo = Bert
    Cano = The Count
    Swisher = Cookie Monster
    MPF Lance Berkman = Mr. Snuffleupagus
    A-Rod = Big Bird
    Tex = Oscar the Grouch

  50. Dj October 22nd, 2010 at 7:17 pm

    Heh, on the Yes Network, they just showed a Yankees fan entering the ballpark and rejecting all the Rangers rooting stuff they’re handing out. Go Yankees!

  51. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Granderson = Grover?

  52. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 October 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Erica – sorry! I didnt realize that was last year lol. Is Andy still Gonzo in 2010? :)

  53. ConcernedCitizen October 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    @Dj LOL yeah I saw that too! Lots of Yankee fans in Texas!

  54. Ruby Tuesday October 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm

    Claude and Antler .

    :(

  55. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    OK, so who do we still need-Granderson and Gardner for position players, right?

    Granderson=Grover

    Gardner=Sherlock Hemlock (figuring out when to run, etc).

  56. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:20 pm

    Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Granderson = Grover?

    *************************
    Great minds think alike. :)

  57. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    NYY626 – Andy in 2011 October 22nd, 2010 at 7:19 pm
    Erica – sorry! I didnt realize that was last year lol. Is Andy still Gonzo in 2010?

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

    If that’s what you want, but we are doing Sesame Street charachers.
    Is there a Sesame Street character you would like to nominate Andy to be?

  58. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:21 pm

    NYY626-save your Andy as Gonzo nomination ’til we do the Muppet Show. ;)

  59. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    pcaldera Grounds crew still grooming Rangers Ballpark field for play, but wondering if the tarp might be making an appearance sooner than later.

  60. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:22 pm

    Got it!

    We need pitchers-

    Available Sesame Street characters I can think of are Elmo, Abby Cadabby, Baby Bear, Telly Monster……….

    CC = Baby Bear?

  61. blackaccord October 22nd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    Erica, CC has to be snuffy…

  62. NYY626 - Andy in 2011 October 22nd, 2010 at 7:25 pm

    wow im so out of it i forgot gonzo was a muppet and not on sesame street. Ignore me. lol

  63. SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:26 pm

    Erica,

    Just wanted you to know that I made up a lineup (which was not the order Girardi chose), had to go out and forgot to press submit…lol That’s what old age gets you.

  64. ConcernedCitizen October 22nd, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    Fuddruckers by my apartment went out of business this week. X-(

  65. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    CC would be good as Baby Bear.

    Elmo= Hughes?

    Joba and Robertson could be the Two Headed Monster

  66. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:26 pm
    Erica,

    Just wanted you to know that I made up a lineup (which was not the order Girardi chose), had to go out and forgot to press submit…lol That’s what old age gets you.

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

    LOL… I do that all of the time

    I type my friends long and interesting e-mails, then get distracted and 2 hours later I realize I never hit “send”. But I am not old :mad:

  67. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    ed_price Bad omen. ALCS G6 national-anthem singer is B.J. Thomas, who had No. 1 hit in ’70 with “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”

  68. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    blackaccord October 22nd, 2010 at 7:25 pm
    Erica, CC has to be snuffy…

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

    Erin, what do you think?

    Do we reassign Berkman?

    I like your Elmo & Two Headed monster suggestion

  69. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 22nd, 2010 at 7:29 pm

    I can’t imagine the Yanks losing this game. At all. I can’t imagine Colby Lewis holding the Yanks down, I don’t care how he looks coming out.

    And I can’t imagine Hughes not holding them down.

    I’m just thinking this is the Yankees game to lose.

    JMO

  70. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:29 pm
    ed_price Bad omen. ALCS G6 national-anthem singer is B.J. Thomas, who had No. 1 hit in ‘70 with “Raindrops Keep Falling on My Head”

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

    I LOVE that song!!!!!!!
    (Random note: He also sang thr Growing Pains theme song)

    Raindrops keep falling on my head
    But that don’t mean my eyes will soon be turning red
    Crying’s not for me… no
    Cause I’m never gonna stop the rain by complaining

  71. SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:31 pm

    We all want you to be right Trisha

  72. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:32 pm

    Erica-your call. We could always just swap them, CC as Snuffy and Berkman as Baby Bear.

  73. Nick in SF October 22nd, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    According to my weather sites, the wind may swirl. :(

  74. Carlo October 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Fellas – its been a fun year and I don’t want to see it end tonight. Let’s get it done.

  75. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:30 pm

    I LOVE that song!!!!!!!
    (Random note: He also sang thr Growing Pains theme song

    ******************************
    I do too. And I’ve always loved the Growing Pains theme

    Show me that smile again…

  76. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    BryanHoch What’s going on? It appears to be a fake horse in a pickup truck waving the Texas state flag. 30 mins to first pitch.

  77. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:34 pm

    Okay….

    CC = Snuffy

    Berkman = Harry Monster!

  78. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Oooh…good choice w/Berkman as Harry Monster!

    AJ=Forgetful Jones?

  79. SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    My grandson loves Elmo. Who would that be? Cano???

  80. Benny Blanco October 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    Time for Arod to TAKE OVER! Lets go yanks!

  81. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 22nd, 2010 at 7:37 pm

    I know SAS.

    Just watching the Yankees in Game 5 reminds me that they are not an easy team to beat. When they’re clicking on all cylinders, they walk away with the win. They’re pros. They’ve been there, done that. And they appear to have their rhythm back and the pitchers are back on regular rest.

  82. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm
    My grandson loves Elmo. Who would that be? Cano???

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

    Cano is the Count

    Elmo is Hughes

  83. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:38 pm

    Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:36 pm

    AJ=Forgetful Jones?

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

    LOve it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :lol:

    Did we miss anyone???

  84. Bx is Burning October 22nd, 2010 at 7:40 pm

    Ruby-

    CNN called. They’ve got a slot for you on their new show, “American Moron.”

  85. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:41 pm

    Erica-I think the only one we’re missing is Andy. Telly????

  86. SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Erica,

    Hughes is closer to his age; that will be just fine.

  87. Purenyyankee October 22nd, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    Does anyone know why they replaced Tex with Nunez instead of Juan Miranda? Why another reserve infielder. We already have Pena on the bench.

  88. SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Who is Cookie Monster. Andy loves chocolate chip cookies.

  89. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:44 pm

    Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:41 pm
    Erica-I think the only one we’re missing is Andy. Telly????

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

    Maybe…..

    Its a little girly but how about Abby Cadabby?

  90. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    SAS October 22nd, 2010 at 7:44 pm
    Who is Cookie Monster. Andy loves chocolate chip cookies.

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

    Swisher is Cookie Monster

  91. yankeefeminista October 22nd, 2010 at 7:45 pm

    Huuuughes!

  92. UnKnown October 22nd, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    tarp is going on

  93. Fran the original October 22nd, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Trisha,

    I said earlier today I would be surprised to see Colby Lewis hold the Yankees down twice in 1 week. I am nervous (surprise) but share your optimism.

  94. pat October 22nd, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    BryanHoch Here comes the tarp. Just started pouring.

    BryanHoch Wait a sec, now it stopped raining. The tarp is just sitting in the outfield while they decide what to do.

  95. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:49 pm

    Hmmm..Andy is a tough one. Abby Cadabby could work.

  96. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:50 pm

    Erica-we forgot Wood. Mumford the Magician :)

  97. Doreen October 22nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Everyone -

    Enjoy the game!

    Catch you later.

    Go Yankees!

    :)

  98. Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:50 pm
    Erica-we forgot Wood. Mumford the Magician

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

    Nice!!!

    Lets Make Andy Telly!

  99. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:56 pm

    Erica in NY October 22nd, 2010 at 7:54 pm

    Nice!!!

    Lets Make Andy Telly!

    ******************************
    Good deal.

    I have to say, I think we did an excellent job. :)

  100. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 22nd, 2010 at 7:58 pm

    Kee-rap!

  101. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Game Post up

    :arrow:

  102. trisha - true pinstriped blue October 22nd, 2010 at 7:59 pm

    Check you all out later.

    Enjoy the game all, once it begins.

    And remember, the faith of a mustard seed can move mountains.

    ;)

  103. Erin October 22nd, 2010 at 8:00 pm

    Enjoy the game everyone.

    Go Yankees!!!!!!!!!!

  104. MTU October 22nd, 2010 at 8:02 pm

    Here’s a few more quotes from one of the greatest coaches to ever grace a football field.

    Vince Lombardi.

    They are completely relevant towards tonite IMO even though we’re talkin’ baseball.

    “The greatest accomplishment is not in never falling, but in rising again after you fall.”

    “The real glory is being knocked to your knees and then coming back. That’s real glory. That’s the essence of it.”

    I’ll leave you with that.

    Best of luck. Enjoy the game folks. May the Yankees emerge victorious.

    :)

  105. Ruby Friday October 22nd, 2010 at 8:17 pm

    LGY = Last Gasp Yankees.

  106. yankeefeminista October 22nd, 2010 at 8:18 pm

    Grandy was safe.

  107. ConcernedCitizen October 22nd, 2010 at 8:20 pm

    I have TiVo – Grandy Man was safe by about a foot.

  108. MR. STEINBRENNER October 22nd, 2010 at 9:50 pm

    WARM UP SABATHIA

    WAKE UP GIRARDI

  109. Katie6542 October 22nd, 2010 at 10:03 pm

    What IS GIRARDI DOING!!!!!!!!!!! Take him out NOW

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