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Hughes: “I just go out there and pitch”

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Aug 31, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

Down the stretch last year, Phil Hughes helped beat the Red Sox with a six-inning start at home, then he got a win out of the bullpen in Boston. But Hughes doesn’t remember those outings.

“Really, the only start I remember here is the last one earlier in the year,” he said. “It wasn’t good, so I want to certainly improve on that one an get a little revenge at the same time.”

With first place on the line — and possibly his rotation spot on the line — Hughes will start tonight’s second game of this three-game set. He’ll start it as a much different pitcher than he was on April 8, when he allowed six runs in two innings in Boston. It was the worst of his ugly April outings.

“It’s a lot different for sure,” Hughes said. “I didn’t have good stuff at the beginning of the year, and now I’m certainly not pitching with what ultimately I know I have, but it’s certainly a lot better than the beginning of the year. I have the mindset of going out, being aggressive, attacking hitters and just leave it all out there and see where it winds up.”

How hard is it to block out the fact that the Yankees are trimming from six starters to five at the end of this week?

“It’s easy,” Hughes said. “I just go out there and pitch. I’m not thinking about anything else, so that makes it a lot easier on me. I don’t have to try and worry about the other circumstances that go along with it, just go out there and focus on every pitch I throw.”

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394 Responses to “Hughes: “I just go out there and pitch””

  1. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:06 am

    Phil-
    You’ll be fine. You’ve dominated the “pests” in this line-up before-Scutaro and Pedroia and Youkilis and Drew, who have hit you are in AAA.

    Go get them!! :)

  2. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Repost

    Howard,

    Both sides had their beefs? How so on the Red Sox side? Way more strikes that were called balls on the Yankee side then vice versa. Granderson not being awarded first after getting hit. Salty being awarded first. Lackey not getting thrown. So I don?t exactly know how you can equate the 2 teams with bad calls.

    So Cervelli who has always reacted like that since the time he was called up was trying to start a fire? Was Posada trying to start a fire when he got the game typing hit off Pedro in the 2003 playoffs and clapped to hard when he reached second? As far as Varitek goes let me know when Cervelli starts jawing at home plate with the opposing batters or when he tries to fight guys with his mask still on and then we can talk

  3. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:09 am

    Maine-

    I totally agree with you, and am not one of those who want Girardi or, Cashman ,for that matter, gone. I think you’re just missing my point.
    Sometimes, not just in baseball, you need to put people in the best position to suceed.

  4. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:11 am

    MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:01 am

    How dare you clutter this place up with ?cute?

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

    Sorry MaineYankee. But that was just too cute. Gotta love Cerv. ;)

  5. austinmac August 31st, 2011 at 9:11 am

    MTU,

    I don’t think Hughes should play the game of Life on the mound. Too distracting. :)

  6. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 am

    As you said Phil, “just leave it all out on the field”.

    No one can ask for more.

    Best of luck.

    :)

  7. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:12 am

    Fans have a selective memory in regard to how a players act after a big moment in a game.

    Be it a big hit or a big out.

    If our guy celebrates we like his enthusiam.

    If theirs do we think they are showing off.

  8. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Erin

    :D : j/k

  9. 108 stitches August 31st, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Yankee class will always overshadow Boston’s silliness and bawl babying. Sweet Caroline my arse.

    Expect Buckett to be head hunting. Girardi may be upset enough from last night to retaliate.
    Telling game for Phil Hughes. September 1st tomorrow with some added troops.
    Soriano was the only reliever with over 20 pitches. Robertson and Ayala are fresh. All others available if needed.

  10. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:13 am

    Austin-

    :)

    You’re right. How’s things in the Hill country, aside from hot I mean ?

  11. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:14 am

    MaineYankee-I know. ;)

  12. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 9:14 am

    I never thought a hitter could show up a pitcher! LOL! But a Pitcher can show up himself. Lackey, if he truly is after people who have showed him up has a very long list of players to get revenge. He truly sucks. He pitches his best against the Yanks and even that isn’t good.

    I always thought the only way to show someone up is with the bat or with the pitch. Lackey should have tried to strike Cervelli out & perhaps even an inside pitch, but hitting him shows a lot of who he is which is classless!

    I think the Yanks are setting the tone when Mo actually hit Salty (1st HBP this year by Mo). I think the Yanks need to plunk Ortiz with one in the back the 1st time he bats. Get it over with quickly as we know Beckett will hit 1 or 2 before it is over. So hopefully the Yanks get Ortiz in the 1st & Beckett hasn’t already hit someone. Also, in tomorrow’s game Ortiz needs to be hit by Burnett again. A tone of this team means business needs to be laid out.

  13. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 9:14 am

    Who will be available in the pen tonight? Mo and Soriano are probably out. I dunno if we’ll see Logan either. Robertson should be ok.

  14. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 am

    As far as Varitek goes let me know when Cervelli starts jawing at home plate with the opposing batters or when he tries to fight guys with his mask still on and then we can talk.
    __________________________
    Triple-
    I think Cervelli would just be asking Varitek how are things with Boston post game anouncer Heidi Watney! :)

  15. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:17 am

    RayVT,

    The problem is the Yankees with the exception of CC don?t have the type of pitchers that intimidate and do that. They haven?t had them for a long time. I?m hoping Banuelos and Betances become those type of pitchers

  16. austinmac August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 am

    MTU,

    It is incredibly dry as well as hot. We’re having the worst drought in recorded history of such things. We shall survive. Somehow a Yankee win cools it off.

    I would feel so much better about the playoffs if Hughes could look good tonight. Let’s see some 94 mph fastballs on each corner.

  17. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:15 am
    Triple-
    I think Cervelli would just be asking Varitek how are things with Boston post game anouncer Heidi Watney

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

    Hold on-Varitek is dating Heidi Watney?? 8O

  18. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:19 am

    Austin-

    From your mouth to God’s ears.

    We stole most of your rain this season. Sorry.

    :(

  19. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:20 am

    The morality play the Red Sox try and orchestrate whenever they lose to us is wearying.

    They pepper the media with plaintive whines when things don’t go their way. They’ve done this for years. The latest chapter is about Cervelli, whom the media is now dutifully beating up. Met fan Lupica referred to Cervy as “the most annoying Yankee in recent memory.”

    Annoying to whom? If he annoys his own pitchers (like he clearly did Pettitte) that’s a problem; but who cares whether Lupica finds him annoying?

    Youkilis is probably the most annoying man in baseball. Has there ever been a called strike that was an actual strike against Youkilis? Against Pedroia?? Of course not. No one chatters more than those two guys on their way back to the dugout. But because they wear the Boston sweater, they’re “gamers” who are gritty and “hate to lose.”

    Suddenly, Cervelli is serving the role Joba did when his pitch whizzed by Youkilis’ head, inspiring Ortiz to use the media to send his “message”: ‘Don’t throw at us,’ & the Sox loving, Yank hating media was too happy to take up Boston’s cause, calling Joba out, while Beckett and Co, continued their gleeful tradition of throwing at Yankee hitters with immunity, without the slightest notice by media types.

    Beckett, don’tcha know, is just the Clint Eastwood of pitching; Yankee batters should shield their eyes from his gaze if they know what’s good for them.

    Last night, Saltalamacchia, a nobody, made fun of Cervelli for celebrating the “third homerun of his career.”

    The sense of entitlement and trash talk from Boston, always encouraged by the media, is unending. That’s fine, if they want to kiss their ass. But the idea is also promoted over and over that they’re a classy team that doesn’t talk, just goes out and wins. Except, that’s not been accurate; they use the media as their mouthpiece to create the whole anti-Evil Empire thing and the lowest common denominator fan – even Yankee fan – actually buys into it.

    Listening to that troll run down poor Phil Hughes, of all people, who is a mere 25 and hopefully experiencing a hiccup en route to a fine career of starting for the Yankees, and out of the other side of his mouth, lecture fans here about the Infinite Mercy of Josh Beckett, was really beyond the limit.

    Meanwhile, you have to listen to graceless Yankee fans literally kick Jorge Posada, a great Yankee, over and over and over again, like they did Jeter for months in here….That DISGUSTS me much more than Boston trolls, as do the constant shots at CC….by YANKEE fans.

    I don’t know how it has happened, but a good portion of the Yankee fan base likes to flagellate the players and compare them, always unfavorably, with Boston’s players…here’s my advice to those people….and I don’t mean sober analysis of where there’s weakness and where there’s strength, I mean hammering their hate in here a thousand times in the same thread…who wants to root, along with fans such as these??

    If you despise Yankee players, and pant for those on Boston, why not just make it official, and switch teams? Spare everyone your paranoid, imaginary world where the Yankees fail to measure up?

    Finally, it even extends to the manager.

    I don’t agree at all with the idea that Girardi “lacks fire.” He’s nothing like Torre, who not only criticized his own players when they stood up for themselves and teammates (see Alex’s HA, Joba’s errant pitches), but fairly kissed Boston’s a s s through the media.

    Girardi has no patience with all that “can you beat Boston” crap, and never falls to fawning on the opposition: NEVER. Nor is he faint-hearted about retaliating against Boston; he just has not wanted to imperil winning a game here and there, whether that was correct or not.

    His problem, IMO, has been a disappointing conservatism and lack of creativity at times with his on the field moves. I don’t think Girardi has earned the notion that he doesn’t have “fire” and needs to “show” some. I just don’t believe that’s right at all. Nor is he “afraid” of veterans like Posada and Jeter; that is just the most unfounded observation I’ve seen in this space.

  20. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Erin
    I thought you were the Queen of Gossip! Even I knew that.

  21. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:22 am

    If Martin catches tonight Joe can have Cervelli ready to charge the mound when Beckett hits someone so when he gets suspended it will be all right because of the call ups. :evil:

  22. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:23 am

    Erin-

    Nick Green and Jason Varitek.

    http://decentcommunity.com/200.....ick-green/

  23. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:28 am

    kate-when it comes to gossip about Red Sox players, seriously couldn’t care less. ;)

  24. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:29 am

    YT-thanks for the link!

  25. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 am

    JAP-

    Good morning.

    You really need to learn not to mince your words; To speak your mind.

    :)

  26. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 am

    KMart_LI :-o MT @NewsdaySports: Saltalamacchia on Cervelli: “…that’s just the Latin players. That’s the way they play the game. And it’s OK to an extent.”

  27. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 am

    “John Lackey, Red Sox insist they weren’t throwing at Francisco Cervelli, but didn’t mind hitting him”

    Article from the NY Daily news- little “faux pas” from Salty included:

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....wrath.html

  28. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 9:31 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Totally agree!

  29. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 am

    ??that?s just the Latin players. That?s the way they play the game. And it?s OK to an extent.?

    Racist much?

  30. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:32 am

    YT-

    What’s he gonna say ?

    “Yeah, I threw at him. My only regret is that I didn’t hit him in the head.”

    Too funny.

    :)

  31. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Erin-

    Both posting about Salty’s remarks that he later tried to explain. Article included.

  32. RhapsodyInBlue August 31st, 2011 at 9:33 am

    Someone should ask Heidi if Captain Varitek wears his mask in bed.

  33. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 am

    Watching some RS tv and listening to local radio it’s mind numbing how big a deal they are making out of Cervelli.

    I guess they missed the antics of Pablebon or Ortiz or Manny when he was there.

  34. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:34 am

    So everyone’s confident, huh?

    Triple –
    The calls were atrocious, as I said. A horribly officiated game. I wasn’t exactly keeping tally on either side, but both sides had their beefs. Did you see the Lowrie/Mo at bat? One of those were actually strikes. Both Lackey and CC got the outside six inches all night. I’m not complaining at all, just pointing it out.
    The two HBP on JS and Granderson were both atrocious as well, but I’m just pointing out that the entire game was very poorly officiated.

  35. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:35 am

    Rhapsody-

    Of course he does. He wears a great big condom over his head.

    ;)

  36. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Watching some RS tv and listening to local radio it?s mind numbing how big a deal they are making out of Cervelli.
    —————-

    Especially because, you know, it’s Cervelli.

  37. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 am

    Rhapsody-thank you so much for that image. LOL

  38. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 am

    From the NY Daily News article-

    “As far as the clapping goes, yeah, that could have been a little much,” he said. “You don’t show anybody up.

    “The game is changing,” Saltalamacchia went on. “Younger guys are coming in. I’ve seen it. (Texas Ranger) Elvis Andrus, (Kansas City Royal Alcides) Escobar over at short. I mean a lot of guys – the Latin players – that’s the way they play the game. And it’s OK to an extent. But if they go over that, you have to kind of step back.”

    Saltalamacchia realized what he said might not sound right and asked reporters over to clarify himself.

    “There’s something I want to clarify: I wasn’t trying to say ‘Latin players’ or any of that stuff,” he said. “The younger guys are coming up wanting to make a name and wanting to stick around. The game has changed a little bit from when older guys were coming up and veterans were key in their development. I was just saying he’s an emotional guy.”

  39. JM August 31st, 2011 at 9:37 am

    The Cervelli flap is much ado about nothing. I am not big into the showmanship stuff myself, but considering the antics of various Boston players over the years, the hyper-criticism of Cisco is actually laughable.

    Ortiz standing and admiring his homeruns? Papelbon’s constant fist-pumping and screeching? And let’s not even mention Manny….LOL.

  40. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:38 am

    MaineYankee, no surprise there that they would highlight the Cervelli behavior vs. their team’s inability to beat us, especially with Logan on mound with bases loaded. ;)

    Pruf, couldn’t have said it better. Everyone thinks the RS are classy, but they’re not. They are whiners and bad losers.

  41. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Howard-

    Hopeful better decribes how I feel.

    Credit where credit is due. The Sux have an excellent offense and Beckett has had a great year.

    Beating them in Fenway is always a tough assignment. No one should minimize it.

  42. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Boston just wants to distract from the loss; they do this every time. Ad nauseam.

    Go Hughsey!

  43. PacoDooley August 31st, 2011 at 9:39 am

    Wow, that Heidi Watney is a cutie – very funny link from YT. Is Watney going to end up dating the entire team eventually? Seems like her employer might frown on her ‘interactions’ with the team she is broadcasting…

  44. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 am

    I was just saying he?s an emotional guy.?

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

    Then just say that in the first place, Salty. :roll:

  45. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 9:40 am

    yes, exactly JM

    nice to see you RIB

  46. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 am

    Yeah, Watney is drop dead gorgeous.

  47. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I disagree Yankeefem. I don’t think the red sox are regarded as classy…well at least not outside of NE.

  48. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 am

    So he names Latin players and then actually uses the words Latin players but then he says he wasn’t trying to say Latin players?

  49. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:42 am

    Pruf, couldn?t have said it better. Everyone thinks the RS are classy, but they?re not. They are whiners and bad losers.

    __________

    LOHUD much?

  50. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:44 am

    MTU August 31st, 2011 at 9:30 am
    JAP-

    Good morning.

    You really need to learn not to mince your words; To speak your mind.
    ///

    It is a good morning, isn’t it? :D

  51. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:45 am

    Howard,

    Equating a blog with a professional sports team?

  52. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Prufrock-

    You and I are just going to have to hit that “Ignore” button more frequently during the game blog!! I swear that last night Pete Abe must have sent over his Red Sox bloggers to trash every Yankee. Most of them were probably children who don’t remember much about the Yankees prior to 2004!!

  53. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 am

    MaineYankee, no surprise there that they would highlight the Cervelli behavior vs. their team?s inability to beat us,-
    _________

    Umm.

  54. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Right, Howard, it’s a LOHUD conspiracy against the misunderstood, morally righteous Boston Red Sox.

    Everybody knows, deep down, that Josh Beckett’s pitches that somehow find Yankee wrists, ribs, knees and elbows, are in the service of some greater, selfless cause by the Boston right-hander.

    We owe that enlightenment to you, Howard, and I thank you, on my hands and knees.

  55. 108 stitches August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 am

    Still funny watching Ortiz run to bases like he was running to the electric chair. Yankee bullpen coach Mike Harkey should challenge Ortiz to a foot race.

  56. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Howard,

    Equating a blog with a professional sports team?

    ________________

    No, I just think it’s funny that everyone points out how “classless” another sect of fans are, while simultaneously posting links about sleeping with reporters and calling names.
    It’s just the pure hypocrisy of it all I find amusing.

  57. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 am

    108 stitches August 31st, 2011 at 9:48 am
    Still funny watching Ortiz run to bases like he was running to the electric chair. Yankee bullpen coach Mike Harkey should challenge Ortiz to a foot race.

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

    My money’s on Harkey ;)

  58. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:50 am

    We owe that enlightenment to you, Howard, and I thank you, on my hands and knees
    —————–
    It’s where you should be, lady.

  59. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Still funny watching Ortiz run to bases like he was running to the electric chair. Yankee bullpen coach Mike Harkey should challenge Ortiz to a foot race.
    —————————————–

    Thank goodness no-one faster was on 2nd that might have scored twice in the game last night on those hits into the left field corner. Also with Gardner out there it deterred him.

  60. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 am

    Thank goodness no-one faster was on 2nd that might have scored twice in the game last night on those hits into the left field corner. Also with Gardner out there it deterred him

    ___________

    Yep, him being on base last night in those spots are the only reason the runs didn’t score both times.

  61. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 9:53 am

    ??that?s just the Latin players. That?s the way they play the game. And it?s OK to an extent.?

    ___

    Palelbon goes nuts after saves. Is he latin?

  62. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:54 am

    Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 9:46 am
    Prufrock-

    You and I are just going to have to hit that “Ignore” button more frequently during the game blog!! I swear that last night Pete Abe must have sent over his Red Sox bloggers to trash every Yankee. Most of them were probably children who don’t remember much about the Yankees prior to 2004!!
    ///

    YT, the loser mentality is actually so the Yawkey Way….An ignore function would be great, but I don’t see that happening. They’re just not interested in any semblance of answering the bell in this place.

    Probably you’re right about the standard for some of these being 2004. Pretty amusing, that the law of averages never occurred to these people in terms of what happened there. My conclusion is, they’re not the brightest.

    The worst is the running down of Yankee players. That, I can’t stomach.

  63. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 am

    yankeefeminista

    Having spent time in RI you are well aware of the RS bs.

  64. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 am

    I could be wrong but I am pretty sure people were talking about the Red Sox when they were talking about being classy. As far as fans go I don?t think I heard the chant Red Sox suck when the Giants won the super bowl like they were doing up in Boston when the Pats won. Face it Boston has an inferiority complex when it comes to NY.

  65. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 am

    Howard, anyone with any smarts here knows that you are a Boston troll.

  66. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:56 am

    The worst is the running down of Yankee players. That, I can?t stomach.

    _________

    And this is a mentality that I don’t understand. Is every fan of every team supposed to blindly back every player?
    I’ve made no bones about my dislike for Hughes. That doesn’t belittle my Yankee fandom in any way. I’d like for Hughes to get shelled in the first inning, lose his spot in the rotation, and never find his way back, but, the Yankees win the game.
    I’d like for Jorge to not be on the team.
    That makes me less of a fan? This is absurd.

  67. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 am

    YT

    The game threads used to be unbearable only when the Yankees were losing.

    Reading some of it last night you would think the Yankees were losing.

  68. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Howard, anyone with any smarts here knows that you are a Boston troll.

    __________

    Sometimes I feel like it, but alas, I’m not. The calling card of the blinder-wearing fan: you’re a troll. You don’t agree with me – you’re a troll. You have something negative to say – you’re a troll. You admire players other than Yankees – you’re a troll. You point out my shortcomings – you’re a troll.
    I get it – I’m a troll. Move on already.

  69. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 am

    Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 am

    No, I just think it’s funny that everyone points out how “classless” another sect of fans are, while simultaneously posting links about sleeping with reporters and calling names.
    It’s just the pure hypocrisy of it all I find amusing.

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

    Howard, that should be up for comment of the year here. Kudos.

  70. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Howard,

    Do you hold Beckett,Papelbon,Ortiz and Youkolis to the same standards that you hold the Yankees to?

  71. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 10:00 am

    An actual Ignore button is not going to happen That’s why it was italicized.
    I just have learned that there are some posts I wish to ignore without comment. :)

  72. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Read much? No one was commenting on fans being classy or not. The discussion was about the players on the teams.

  73. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 am
    Howard,

    Equating a blog with a professional sports team?

    ________________

    No, I just think it’s funny that everyone points out how “classless” another sect of fans are, while simultaneously posting links about sleeping with reporters and calling names.
    It’s just the pure hypocrisy of it all I find amusing.
    ///

    You find what amusing? Hypocrisy? You’re on a Yankee blog, you fool. No one cares about trying to appease your incredibly misdirected sense of “fairmindedness”.

    What, you’re going to disinfect this Yankee site from its biases? Are you for real?? Why don’t you go work in a hospital or something…

    You’re even more of a narcissist than that drama queen who hangs around here. No one’s interested in your singed feelings because your Red Sox got beat last night, nor is anyone obliged to not stomp on the Red Sox all they please. It’s a Yankee blog, go back to Sons of Sam Horn to lick your wounds; no one cares about your mission to put the Boston Red Sox in a good light.

    Beat it.

  74. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 10:01 am

    Maine-

    The game threads are where excess water in a City flows.

    And have been for a long time.

    If you value your mental health you’d be advised to stay away.

    Proceed at your own risk.

    ;)

  75. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 am

    One thing is for sure, there is nothing in sports like a Yankees-Sux series. Throw in that it’s the end of August and both teams are fighting for first place and are doing so in that decrepit century old pile of puke green scrap metal they call a ballpark and you really have something.

    Bean balls, warnings, ejections, bad calls, great plays, emotional intensity – game two anyone?

  76. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Face it Boston has an inferiority complex when it comes to NY.
    __________

    Years of coming up short will do that to a fan base. Cubs are the same way. But, I hardly think for one second that the two franchises are intimidated in any way. I don’t think for one millisecond that the current crop of Red Sox or Yankee players feel inferior in any way.
    In fact, most of the Red Sox players currently have had unknown success against NY, so I don’t think that’s even a issue with them like in years past.
    Pedro had a inferiority issue. Nomar. Guys of that era, but not this one.
    Who cares what the fans think? This place is the epitome of self loathing and self rightousness on a nightly basis – depending on the outcome. It’s why it’s called fans.

  77. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:03 am

    WCYF,

    You commenting on class is quite amusing. This coming from the guy who blasts religion any chance he gets

  78. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:03 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 9:58 am
    Howard August 31st, 2011 at 9:49 am

    No, I just think it’s funny that everyone points out how “classless” another sect of fans are, while simultaneously posting links about sleeping with reporters and calling names.
    It’s just the pure hypocrisy of it all I find amusing.

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

    Howard, that should be up for comment of the year here. Kudos.
    ///

    Oh, what a shocker. I think a romance is brewing. Get married and get out.

  79. CountryClub August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 am

    Good post from RAB about patience in the batters box. Hard to play quick games when the other team doesnt throw you strikes.

    “The Yankees have the second lowest swing rate in the league, but they’re not nearly as passive as the A’s. They swing at more pitches within the zone than the A’s, they draw more walks, and they see more pitches per plate appearance. At the same time, they see the fewer pitches in the zone than any other team in the AL. On one hand, then, the A’s see more strikes than anyone and they swing at the fewest pitches, while the Yankees see the fewest pitches in the zone and they swing at the second fewest pitches. It doesn’t take much more than that to illustrate the differences between discipline and passivity.

    Here’s another difference between the Yankees and the A’s. The Yankees lead the league in 3-1 counts, having seen them in 11 percent of all plate appearances. The A’s have seen 3-1 counts in 9 percent of their PA, which is right around the league average. The Yankees also lead the league in 2-0 counts seen, while the A’s are 13th.”

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....ine-55218/

  80. Yankee Trader August 31st, 2011 at 10:04 am

    YT

    The game threads used to be unbearable only when the Yankees were losing.

    Reading some of it last night you would think the Yankees were losing.
    ———————————
    Maine-

    LMAO.

    With that post I’m outta here to enjoy the rest of the day!!

    Have a great day everyone and Phil-You can do this!! :)

  81. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:01 am

    You find what amusing? Hypocrisy? You’re on a Yankee blog, you fool. No one cares about trying to appease your incredibly misdirected sense of “fairmindedness”.

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

    I love this blog! Finally, a little honesty from the blog’s angry child admitting that being objective and fair has no place here for some.

  82. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 am

    Howard,

    I was talking about the fans not the team

  83. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:05 am

    You?re even more of a narcissist than that drama queen who hangs around here. No one?s interested in your singed feelings because your Red Sox got beat last night, nor is anyone obliged to not stomp on the Red Sox all they please. It?s a Yankee blog, go back to Sons of Sam Horn to lick your wounds; no one cares about your mission to put the Boston Red Sox in a good light.

    Beat it.

    ___________

    Uh, oh. Internet tough guy. I’ll stay here, post what I want, when I want, and if you don’t want to read it, don’t. There isn’t a thing you can do about it, and even if you could, you couldn’t.
    Lick what wounds? My god you’re an idiot.
    You’re so quick to label myself and WCYF and Mick and the rest of the posters it’s funny.
    No thanks, I’ll stick around, and lick my wounds here.
    Now, back to your knees where you belong, little girl.

  84. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 10:06 am

    MTU

    If I want to enjoy the game I know better than to be here.

    I skim through in the AM and the content is very lacking most of the time.

    Very different than in the past when people here enjoyed the game together.

  85. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:06 am

    love this blog! Finally, a little honesty from the blog?s angry child admitting that being objective and fair has no place here for some.
    _________

    Exactly.

  86. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Howard-

    Not everyone goes off the deep end when the Yankees lose a game.

    It’s a long season. All sorts of things happen. Good and bad.

    The only part of it that really matters is what happens in October.

  87. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:06 am

    Howard,

    I was talking about the fans not the team

    __________

    Gotcha, bud.

  88. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:03 am

    WCYF, You commenting on class is quite amusing. This coming from the guy who blasts religion any chance he gets.

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

    Thought you weren’t supposed to bring up politics or religion here?

  89. 86w183 August 31st, 2011 at 10:08 am

    There is nothing wrong with a fan being critical of a player, coach, manager, GM or owner. There’s nothing wrong with preferring certain players not be in their role or even on the roster.

    There is something wrong about openly rooting for someone to fail miserably. That’s crossing the line as far as I’m concerned.

  90. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 10:10 am

    86-

    “There is something wrong about openly rooting for someone to fail miserably. ”

    Even if it’s the Sux players ?

    :)

  91. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 am

    I still don’t get the old folks in baseball trying to keep this game from being entertaining man…

    When I watch football, I love seeing those guys dance. Their entire job is based around catching and running with a ball into a certain zone on the field. When they do, I expect them to be ecstatic. If I have one complaint about baseball it would be that it lacks dancing.

  92. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:12 am

    WCYF,

    I think you might have me confused with someone else. I have no problem when the blog goes off course occasionally, I just found your comment interesting

  93. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:12 am

    There is something wrong about openly rooting for someone to fail miserably. That?s crossing the line as far as I?m concerned
    ———————————–

    Not me. If you want someone off the team, you have to hope they fail for that to happen. I want NY to win the game, but not on the account of Hughes.

  94. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Shame-

    Excess celebration in Football gets you a fine nowadays.

    It’s considered a form of unsportsmanlike conduct.

    Not sayin’ I agree but since you brought it up.

    ;)

  95. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 10:15 am

    Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 am

    If I have one complaint about baseball it would be that it lacks dancing.

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

    :lol:

    Honestly, though, I love the dancing in football too.

  96. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Excess celebration, in baseball anyhow, is silly, but usually finds a way of figuring itself out in the end.

  97. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Listening to Dan Patrick and he called out Ortiz and his antics after hitting a HR.

    He also said they said Cervelli should act like he’d been there and then noted he didn’t know how because he only had three.

    It’s easy to see why he left the “mother ship”.

  98. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 am

    upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 9:41 am
    I disagree Yankeefem. I don’t think the red sox are regarded as classy…well at least not outside of NE.
    _____
    From the standpoint of the media they are. We are still the Goliath/epitome of corporate evil in spite of the RS’s payroll and old habits die hard.

    MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 9:55 am
    yankeefeminista

    Having spent time in RI you are well aware of the RS bs.
    ______
    Went to college in Boston; grad school in RI. So, yes, well aware.

    Howard: The only agenda is your own. I have no affiliation with any LoHud philosophy. Is there one? Based on the divergent views, I think not.

  99. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:12 am

    WCYF, I think you might have me confused with someone else. I have no problem when the blog goes off course occasionally, I just found your comment interesting.

    ***********

    You did a poor job explaining why.

  100. 86w183 August 31st, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Howard, did Hughes kill your puppy?

    I want AJ on a slow boat to China, but since he’s pitching (or his equivalent) tomorrow I hope to hell he throws a no-hitter.

  101. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 am

    If I have one complaint about baseball it would be that it lacks dancing.
    ===============================
    Cervelli might have started something…

  102. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:18 am

    Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 10:11 am
    I still don’t get the old folks in baseball trying to keep this game from being entertaining man…

    When I watch football, I love seeing those guys dance. Their entire job is based around catching and running with a ball into a certain zone on the field. When they do, I expect them to be ecstatic. If I have one complaint about baseball it would be that it lacks dancing.
    ///

    I think to some degree it’s a generational thing. My Dad, for instance, can’t stand the end zone celebrations. He doesn’t mind the mano a mano stuff, but guys moonwalking after a TD, or a DE lauding it over a fallen QB, rubs him the wrong way. In his day, they didn’t do stuff like that. He thinks it’s unsportsmanlike. It’s sometimes kind of stupid, but it doesn’t really rankle me like it does him.

  103. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:21 am

    WCYF,

    I think i was pretty clear. You try to convey this sense that you are morally superior and have so much class yet you continue to trash religion left and right

  104. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 10:23 am

    I understand that football and baseball by nature are different games and baseball just doesnt allow for the type of celebratory stuff football does (usually).. but I just can’t get all that worked up about things like the “HA!” play, the fist pumps, or the pointing to the sky every time you get a hit to say hi to your dead father/mother/grandparent.

    When sports were just sports, I could see how that would be an issue. But talking about “sportsmanship” in today’s sports is a little silly to me. These guys are paid lavishly for playing a kids game. Usually, when they play it like they’re still kids it means they’re having fun and performing well. Let them enjoy it because sports is not just about competition but about entertainment.

    And when these same dancing fools get injured and have to be carted off the field, they can’t get mad at fans yelling, “DANCE NOW JACKASS!!” Its just a game.

  105. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 10:24 am

    JAP-

    There are several different ways to look at that.

    People of the older generation might be thought of as more modest and reserved.

    OTOH they might be though of as kind of uptight and inhibited by the younger generation. Kind of stuffy.

    Remember you can trust anyone over 40 when you’re young.

    Seems like it’s always been like that.

    The Generation gap.

    :)

  106. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 10:25 am

    Meanwhile back to our regularly scheduled program…

    I am watching the replay and those sliders that CC is throwing to K-Gon in the 4th inning are a thing of beauty.

  107. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:21 am

    WCYF, I think i was pretty clear. You try to convey this sense that you are morally superior and have so much class yet you continue to trash religion left and right.

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

    That is because I believe religion is immoral.

    And I do no such thing that you suggested, I am superior to no one, I have my opinions like everyone else. As to class, that is a very subjective word and is completely dependent upon one’s perspective. Does Prince Charles have class? Or is he a pompous elitist fool? Depends on whom you ask.

  108. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 am

    K-Gon :)
    love it Yankee fem

  109. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:28 am

    “I am watching the replay and those sliders that CC is throwing to K-Gon in the 4th inning are a thing of beauty.”

    Kevin Gonzalez stood in for Adrian last night? ;)

  110. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:32 am

    He is K-Gon against a Lefty with a good slider.

    Sorry but I have to question a Yankee fans fanhood that would wish Phil Hughes gets shelled tonight……as mentioned by others…..I want AJ out of the rotation but once his foot touches that rubber Im in his corner and hoping he does well. Hating Phil Hughes and admiring Josh Beckett (who has nearly ended Jeter’s season many times over the years along with other players) ……is hard to understand for a Yankee fan.

  111. Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 am

    I can imagine Cervelli drives batters nuts when he catches. He’s probably chirping back there a lot…I mean, have you EVER seen him NOT talking someone’s ear off when the camera catches him? I would wager that other teams are not fond of our exuberant “puppy”. ;)

  112. MTU August 31st, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Off to walk the Mops.

    Back in a while.

  113. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:35 am

    WCYF,

    You were the one who brought up the class of some people on here not me

  114. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:35 am

    (who has nearly ended Jeter?s season many times over the years along with other players..

    Drama much? When has he nearly ended Jeter’s season?

  115. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Sabathia was really angry. Imagine seeing him storm the mound.

  116. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Upstate, blake :D

  117. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2011 at 10:33 am
    I can imagine Cervelli drives batters nuts when he catches. He?s probably chirping back there a lot?I mean, have you EVER seen him NOT talking someone?s ear off when the camera catches him? I would wager that other teams are not fond of our exuberant ?puppy?.

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

    How can you not love a puppy? ;)

  118. Vineyard Yankee August 31st, 2011 at 10:37 am

    Early morning sh*t storm brewing I see. And after a Yankee win no less.

  119. mick August 31st, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Even I am starting to find this place tedious.
    Where do you people find the energy?

  120. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Lol, I thought we were having a lovely morning here…

  121. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:39 am

    Howard,

    Are you serious? How many times has he hit Jeter on the hand or wrist “pitching inside”. Come on man……this stuff has been going on forever. Beckett 2 seamers and now Lester cutters seem to find their way to a lot of Yankee arms, knees, and elbows.

  122. Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2011 at 10:41 am

    Erin,

    I can see some of those Red Sox kicking a puppy around if it was in their way…rotten ‘ol Sox.

  123. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 am

    MTU, yes times have changed. The era of modesty had its cost, I suppose, in straitjacketing feeling and expression.

    Also, the players were not nearly so physically imposing in bygone eras, too. The component of overwhelming athleticism through sheer bulk is also a factor, I think.

    We’re also a far more narcissistic culture. Even though self-expression has been sanctioned more, the downside of that is a kind of exhibitionism. Individual glory is directed “at”, rather than joined in “with.” It takes a really balance individual to intuitively understand the difference between their own expression and its potential to oppress others’ space, etc.

    There are also cultural misunderstandings that come into play. How many times were Cano, Abreu and Cabrera accused of not seriously being interested in winning, because of their dancing, etc? What was construed as disrespectful struck me as just a cultural expression that was foreign to people. Black america, too, is a much more physically expressive culture. What some consider showing up or parading the self is simply a different cultural expression within a community that is actually communal, and not strictly about the self. Since these things happen in a split second, they bypass thinking filters and responses are triggered by cultural stuff, etc., and get visceral responses. The community the person, or in this case, player, moves in will tell outsiders what is and isn’t acceptable within.

  124. Wang IS Taiwan August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 am

    Wasn’t it beautiful seeing AGon reduced to taking helpless swings against CC? So rare, that you gotta enjoy it…

  125. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:43 am

    Lackey did a nice job of giving the Yanks an insurance run last night….Cervelli was the one who scored……way to show Uhm John

  126. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Are you serious? How many times has he hit Jeter on the hand or wrist ?pitching inside?. Come on man??this stuff has been going on forever. Beckett 2 seamers and now Lester cutters seem to find their way to a lot of Yankee arms, knees, and elbows.

    _______

    Okay, that’s fine, but when have they nearly ended their seasons? Did he put him on the DL? Did he have to have surgery or something?

  127. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:45 am

    Gonzalez has trouble against good LHP with good sharp breaking stuff……Logan made him look equally as bad last time they played them. He bails big time on tough sliders.

  128. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 10:46 am

    “There are also cultural misunderstandings that come into play. How many times were Cano, Abreu and Cabrera accused of not seriously being interested in winning, because of their dancing, etc? What was construed as disrespectful struck me as just a cultural expression that was foreign to people. Black america, too, is a much more physically expressive culture. What some consider showing up or parading the self is simply a different cultural expression within a community that is actually communal, and not strictly about the self. Since these things happen in a split second, they bypass thinking filters and responses are triggered by cultural stuff, etc., and get visceral responses. The community the person, or in this case, player, moves in will tell outsiders what is and isn’t acceptable within.”

    ————————–

    Well said J. Very, very well said.

  129. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Howard,

    It def has screwed up Jeter’s swing in the past for months at a time

  130. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:47 am

    Howard,

    You do understand that a 94 mph fastball to the wrist could end or greatly affect a guys season right? Its happened before and Jeter played through it.

  131. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 10:48 am

    Ledger_Yankees Bradley: Yankees rattling Red Sox in AL East race: By plunking Francisco Cervelli, John Lackey shows Red Sox los… http://bit.ly/pStevT

  132. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Yankees In the liveball era, CC Sabathia’s 175 wins through his age-30 season are the seventh most. #YankeesFacts

  133. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:49 am

    Gonzalez has trouble against good LHP with good sharp breaking stuff

    Most every lefty in baseball has trouble with good LHP with sharp breaking stuff. It’s the same old “can’t hit the 100MPH heater when it’s backed up with a sharp curve” argument.
    Everyone has problems with that.

  134. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:51 am

    TY, Shame. Based on some of your posts, we could have some interesting discussions, I bet!

  135. 108 stitches August 31st, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Well anyway, after all is said and done the teams are all even in the all important loss column.

  136. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 10:54 am

    Nice bunt even on the replay, Gardy. More of that tonight.

  137. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:55 am

    How about our CC in general last night, eh?

    Never had a doubt C would bring it. C was riveting once he had runners on. That’s what we have in him. You saw who C is after Cano brilliantly snared that drive off Crawford’s bat. He was not going to waste that.

  138. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 10:56 am

    Howard,

    You do understand that a 94 mph fastball to the wrist could end or greatly affect a guys season right? Its happened before and Jeter played through it.

    ________

    Yep, I get it. Jeter’s never missed time due to a JB HBP, so I’m just assuming the rest if fluff for your argument. Just as CC’s pitch to Ellsbury could have ended his season just as easy, but it didn’t. It’s just a HBP, and unless it’s on the helmet, it’s not that big of a deal. Happens everyday at every level. Assuming there is always some level of malicious intent behind any of it is shortsighted, but we’ve been down this argument before.
    If Beckett comes up and in on Cervelli tonight, I’ll assume it’s for his stupid little “mom, look what I did” clap last night, then we could have an argument, but to this point, it’s just speculation by a fan who hates a player.

  139. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:57 am

    yankfem, I was yelling “no!” with the 3-0 count, but a BB there doesn’t get Cervy to third.

    Also, great catch by Gardner in the LC gap with Soriano on the mound.

  140. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 10:57 am

    CC struggled at times, even w/ his Ks, which were often long counts, but he battled and showed why he is the Ace.

  141. blake August 31st, 2011 at 10:59 am

    “Most every lefty in baseball has trouble with good LHP with sharp breaking stuff.”

    Robbie Cano doesn’t…..Gonzalez has a significant platoon split in his career. His OPS is 300 points lower vs LHP this year as well.

  142. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:59 am

    108 stitches August 31st, 2011 at 10:54 am
    Well anyway, after all is said and done the teams are all even in the all important loss column.
    ///

    Just a pity we don’t have a healthy Alex. But we seem to be managing :D

  143. Peepee Hands August 31st, 2011 at 11:00 am

    Rapuano was a freaking joke last night, on both sides. CC got squeezed on numerous pitches and probably could have gone an extra inning if he hadn’t, and I’m still not sure how Mo struck out Jed Lowrie.

  144. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 11:01 am

    J. Alfred – I bet we would! I was always obsessed with Sociology so I can’t help but always look at the world that way.

    “Yep, I get it. Jeter’s never missed time due to a JB HBP, so I’m just assuming the rest if fluff for your argument.”

    You know what they say about assumptions… wasn’t it suspected Jeter broke/fractured some bones in his hands one year because of Becks? He wasn’t right for the entire season. I don’t have any problem with pitchers hitting guys, either. I think everyone is fair game. I just used to hate sitting by idly watching Torre do the same. If we get hit, they should get hit. Simple.

  145. blake August 31st, 2011 at 11:01 am

    “’is just speculation by a fan who hates a player.”

    Lol….like how you hate Phil Hughes.

  146. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:01 am

    upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 10:57 am
    CC struggled at times, even w/ his Ks, which were often long counts, but he battled and showed why he is the Ace.
    ///

    You always felt safe, though, with him out there. It was clear from go that he wasn’t losing that game, and that we were winning it. At least, that’s how I felt. Never had a doubt.

  147. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:01 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:55 am
    How about our CC in general last night, eh?

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

    all of the “Cs” had good games….CC, Cano, Cervelli ;)

  148. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Howard,

    When CC has a habit of busting guys inside and hitting guys constantly on their hands then we can talk. We get it that nothing Beckett says or does will make you change your mind of him because he took some guys hunting but you can?t expect people on a Yankees blog to have the same warm and glowing feeling of the man like you do

    PS Beckett was already suspended once for trying to hit Abreu in the head

  149. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:02 am

    What was construed as disrespectful struck me as just a cultural expression that was foreign to people. Black america, too, is a much more physically expressive culture.
    ————————–

    Derek Jeter is half black.
    Jerry Rice
    Emmit Smith
    Barry Sanders
    Curtis Granderson
    Sterling Sharpe

    Need I go on and list a thousand other guys from “black america” that somehow manage to not do a little dance or make an a$$ of themselves every time they do what they’re successful.

    You’re pure BS psycholigical trash heap is just that. The celebrations are an exuse to make it about themselves. You’re telling me TO and Ocho act that way because they’re black? Or Abreu makes an ass of himself because he’s latin? Or is it because they have very little respect for the guy they just beat?

  150. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:02 am

    Lol?.like how you hate Phil Hughes.

    __________

    haha. fair enough.

  151. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:03 am

    Pruf, Shame, I have a background in that field as well, count me in on the sociology meetup. :)

  152. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:04 am

    watching Torre do the same. If we get hit, they should get hit. Simple.
    _____________

    Agreed one million percent.

  153. 98NYY August 31st, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Cervelli talks…so did Yogi. It was interesting comment that after he was hit he left his English behind. What language did he use? An Italian from Venezuela?

  154. West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 11:04 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 am

    “….Black america, too, is a much more physically expressive culture. What some consider showing up or parading the self is simply a different cultural expression within a community that is actually communal, and not strictly about the self.”

    **********

    What bigoted garbage how dare you. Do they also like chicken and watermelon “culturally”?

  155. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:05 am

    Joelsherman1 Column http://nyp.st/qj95WF A-Rod knows his 30-100 streak is done, but a great season could still be had — with a great Oct #Yankees

  156. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:06 am

    98NYY August 31st, 2011 at 11:04 am
    Cervelli talks?so did Yogi. It was interesting comment that after he was hit he left his English behind. What language did he use? An Italian from Venezuela?

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

    Spanish

  157. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:08 am

    What bigoted garbage how dare you. Do they also like chicken and watermelon ?culturally??

    ________\

    Yeah, and we don’t like to swim or hold down jobs either.

  158. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:09 am

    All black people hate Phil Hughes, culturally.

  159. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 11:09 am

    98
    Cervi said he couldn’t rmember what he said, but it was in Spanish

  160. I Like Inge August 31st, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I think all of you have no idea what you are talking about when it comes to levels of celebration and neither do I. None of us are professional athletes and have experienced that level of competition. The game was so long last night because every batter took every pitch so seriously. The concentration level on both sides was amazing on the field. At the same time, when Cervelli, who rarely drives a ball like that gets all giddy and claps, how can I judge him. I don’t know what he is feeling as a ball player doing battle versus the Red sox. Heck I’m pumped up watching the game, imagine a player actually doing work out there.

    Levels of celebration, cultural and generational celebrations, it’s all a stupid discussion. Fans, media, morons like michael kay who think they know baseball etiquette have no way to assess how much celebration is tolerable cause we are not on the field playing the game.

  161. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Entertainment Break:

    http://popwatch.ew.com/2011/08.....ew-era-ad/

  162. mick August 31st, 2011 at 11:10 am

    Pruf, Shame, I have a background in that field as well, count me in on the sociology meetup.
    ================
    soc. major….this place is one giant experiment…

  163. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:11 am

    There is a difference between ‘all black people walk like this’ and ‘black culture is more expressive’ in terms of bigotry. Growing up as a small black child in a white private school, I can tell you the difference is quite startling. You guys need to stop playing the race card on benign comment.

  164. mick August 31st, 2011 at 11:11 am

    … i think i need a break from it.

  165. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:11 am

    Hey, a columnist who recognizes Ortiz’ bush antics, that’s a first, I think:

    “And then there’s the matter of how many times David Ortiz has pimped home runs against the Yankees, and the fact that the Yankees have basically let Big Papi have his fun. Go back a couple of months and you’ll recall Ortiz doing a full-spin at home plate while flipping his bat in disdain after a tape measure shot at Yankee Stadium. Joe Girardi was miffed, but the Yankees quietly kept taking their beatings.
    This is why Lackey was silly to ignite something. Now, instead of simply standing on the strength of their superior head-to-head record, the Sox come off as a team that can be rattled by the likes of Cervelli. This could be big for the Yankees.”

    ///

    I think his conclusion, though, is facile. The Yankees don’t need something “big” to rescue them.

  166. Vineyard Yankee August 31st, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Howard:

    We refer to some as ‘kool aid’ drinkers, many who can’t handle the truth or a dissenting opinion about anyone in pinstripes.

  167. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:13 am

    Black america, too, is a much more physically expressive culture. What some consider showing up or parading the self is simply a different cultural expression within a community that is actually communal, and not strictly about the self.?
    _________________

    You are sefl-rightous POS. Being black or latin has ABSOLUTELY nothing to do with sportsmanship. White guys do just as much of the celebrating as any other culture. It’s a lack of self-restraint, but it’s hardly a “thinking trigger” being bypassed by a cultural phenomenon.

  168. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 11:14 am

    West Coast Yankee Fan August 31st, 2011 at 11:04 am
    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:42 am

    “….Black america, too, is a much more physically expressive culture. What some consider showing up or parading the self is simply a different cultural expression within a community that is actually communal, and not strictly about the self.”

    **********

    What bigoted garbage how dare you. Do they also like chicken and watermelon “culturally”?

    Be careful, you can’t make an observation about any race, gender, nationality, etc. even if it’s positive or neutral without the blog Defender of the Universe getting self righteous.

  169. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:16 am

    Hey, a columnist who recognizes Ortiz? bush antics, that?s a first, I think:

    ?And then there?s the matter of how many times David Ortiz has pimped home runs against the Yankees, and the fact that the Yankees have basically let Big Papi have his fun. Go back a couple of months and you?ll recall Ortiz doing a full-spin at home plate while flipping his bat in disdain after a tape measure shot at Yankee Stadium. Joe Girardi was miffed, but the Yankees quietly kept taking their beatings.

    ______________

    So, in one post you go all “cultrual upbringing” and freshman sociology paper, while simultanously triggering more racist and bigoted overtones in any post I’ve seen here as the reasons for celebrations and excitement, then in the next one blame Ortiz’ homerun watching as a d!ck Red Sox move? Which is it?

  170. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Cervelli has always been in the Red Sox head. Beckett already tried to hit him once with the bases loaded.

  171. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Who the F is Jarrod Saltalammacchia and since when did he get the standing to start talking about how the game has changed or what is/isn’t OK?

    The Red Sox talking about how Cervelli should act like he’s been there before? How about Salty earning his due in this game before spouting off at the mouth?

  172. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:17 am

    Chad-a new post would be most welcome. Thank you. ;)

  173. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 11:17 am

    regarding last night’s game, totally agree that ‘CC seems to be in trouble constantly, but he managed to get out of it’.
    It’s just so hard, a little lucky. The good thing is of course they won, but they cannot win consistently based on luck.

    1 more win, then win the first sux series in this season.

  174. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:18 am

    JF, they both grasp at straws, which straw men do, but thanks.

  175. jacksquat August 31st, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Lol, I am wondering how many handle’s WCDB has.

    Btw DB, you can stop using the IP address argument because that’s easy to get around using free internet proxies.

  176. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:19 am

    Howard, not only are you a complete phony, you’re not even good at faking it.

    Crawl back to Sons of Sam Horn, where you belong.

  177. blake August 31st, 2011 at 11:19 am

    JF,

    You went to private school?

  178. djsunyc August 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am

    when it gets to the point of actually hoping a player on your team fails, then it’s time to reassess one’s own perspective on sports in general.

  179. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Howard, way to intentionally misconstrue what was posted to go off on some personal agenda.

  180. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am

    You went to private school?

    Of course, all the best jerks do.

  181. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am

    Whoa this is getting outta hand…

    Lets be clear here: No one said black/latin players celebrate anymore than white players (except Saltalamacchina). J. Alfred was just theorizing why there is more resistance/response from viewers watching Latin and black players celebrate.

  182. kd August 31st, 2011 at 11:21 am

    lackey’s gotta get suspended, right?

  183. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:22 am

    YESNetwork Joe Girardi discusses the controversies surrounding last night’s game against Boston. http://bit.ly/opvUuc

  184. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Howard, not only are you a complete phony, you?re not even good at faking it.

    Crawl back to Sons of Sam Horn, where you belong.

    ______________

    You crack me up. What’s the answer, bro? Is Ortiz’ celebration a direct result of his Domincan upbringing, or is it because he doesn’t play the game right? Which theory are you buying into? Which argument better suits you?

  185. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:22 am

    The irish are too drunk to celebrate.

  186. bruceb August 31st, 2011 at 11:22 am

    The one thing I can’t stand about baseball is its sheer pettiness. Someone does something good and the other team thinks he should be hurt for it? I’m sure Cervelli gets on some people’s nerves but it’s so rare that he hits a home run, wasn’t he entitled to feel pleased with himself? In any case, it’s not as though his exuberance is confined to the Red Sox. Anyone who watches the Yankees regularly will know that he always pumps his fist after a big out when he’s behind the plate. I enjoyed the result last night but I didn’t enjoy the game. As usual, it was way too long and full of childish petulance.

  187. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 11:22 am

    I’ve made no bones about my dislike for Hughes. That doesn’t belittle my Yankee fandom in any way. I’d like for Hughes to get shelled in the first inning, lose his spot in the rotation, and never find his way back, but, the Yankees win the game.

    ———————-

    Actively rooting against Phil Hughes by hoping he gets shelled tonight?

    Yeah that definitely makes you less of a fan and calls your general fandom into question. It’s no secret that I’m no Jeter guy and have never had that sense of attachment to him that most Yankee fans have. However, I would never dream of rooting against Jetes.

    I can’t stand Soriano but the second he walks out of the bullpen I’m pulling for him like crazy to pitch well.

    It’s just natural human behavior to dislike some people even for irrational reasons. However, as fans of a team we root for those guys because their success is dependent on the team’s success.

    Rooting against Phil Hughes tonight definitely makes you less of a fan.

  188. blake August 31st, 2011 at 11:23 am

    “Who the F is Jarrod Saltalammacchia and since when did he get the standing to start talking about how the game has changed or what is/isn’t OK?”

    A scrub that’s only marginally of greatet stature than Cervelli is.

  189. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am
    You went to private school?

    ?

    Of course, all the best jerks do.

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

    :lol:

  190. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:23 am

    Those points aren’t mutually exclusive, Howard

  191. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:24 am

    All Saltalamakachacha has to fall back on now is his failed prospect status and the B on his hat.

  192. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 11:24 am

    JF
    was it The Baseball School of Sabermetrics?

  193. blake August 31st, 2011 at 11:25 am

    “Of course, all the best jerks do.”

    Lol….

  194. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 11:25 am

    I’m not saying to actively root against any player… but if you’re gonna pick one, how can you pick Phil over AJ? (This is not rhetorical – I really need to know. The world needs to know.)

  195. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:25 am

    Saint Bill James Academy for Argumentative Youths

  196. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 11:27 am

    very clever :)

  197. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:27 am

    All Saltalamakachacha has to fall back on now is his failed prospect status and the B on his hat.
    _______________

    As does Phil Hughes, you know, minus the B.

  198. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:28 am

    As does Phil Hughes, you know, minus the B.

    Uh ? Ok show me where Phil Hughes mouths off to the media about anything. He has been as humble and self-critical as any player in the game.

  199. pat August 31st, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Wanting a player gone because he isn’t performing well sounds like many fans I’ve known.

    Wishing a player perform poorly because you want him gone sounds like many 4 year olds I’ve known.

  200. PittsburghYankeeFan August 31st, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Bottom line?

    Red Sox have won 10 of 13 from the Yankees. Guess what?

    They are only 0.5 games up.

    Objects in your rear view mirror are closer than they appear, crybabies.

  201. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I?m not saying to actively root against any player? but if you?re gonna pick one, how can you pick Phil over AJ? (This is not rhetorical ? I really need to know. The world needs to know.)

    ________________

    I’ve said before, it’s completely unfounded. He’s just one of those guys you meet and automatically dislike.
    I have absolutely no rational explanation.

  202. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:25 am
    Saint Bill James Academy for Argumentative Youths

    —————————————————————————-

    Did you finish at the top of your class? :D :

  203. LGY August 31st, 2011 at 11:30 am

    The many layers of Jerkface continue to unfold.

  204. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 11:31 am

    As does Phil Hughes, you know, minus the B.

    ___

    Also Hughes had a part in winning a championship.
    Saltwhatever has not…

  205. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Yankees Tuesday’s save was the 53rd of Mariano Rivera’s career against the Red Sox. #YankeesFacts

  206. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:31 am

    Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 11:25 am
    I’m not saying to actively root against any player… but if you’re gonna pick one, how can you pick Phil over AJ? (This is not rhetorical – I really need to know. The world needs to know.)
    ///

    Easy answer: he roots for Boston players.

  207. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:32 am

    I?ve said before, it?s completely unfounded. He?s just one of those guys you meet and automatically dislike.

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

    Phil Hughes??? Ummm..OK. :?

  208. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 11:32 am

    LGY
    I am not sure if you know, but he grills a mean trigger fish :)

  209. blake August 31st, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Jerkfaces are like onions…..they have layers.

    Yanks are a Rivera blown save away from winning 3 of the last 4 at Fenway.

  210. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:27 am
    All Saltalamakachacha has to fall back on now is his failed prospect status and the B on his hat.
    _______________

    As does Phil Hughes, you know, minus the B.

    ———————————————————————————-

    And how many teams has Salty been on before he finally made it?

    Also if the RS found a better catcher Salty would be joining Cervelli as part of the bench gang.

    Also Hughes was derailed because of injuries.

    Salty because he wasn’t very good.

  211. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 11:34 am

    The one thing I can’t stand about baseball is its sheer pettiness. Someone does something good and the other team thinks he should be hurt for it? I’m sure Cervelli gets on some people’s nerves but it’s so rare that he hits a home run, wasn’t he entitled to feel pleased with himself? In any case, it’s not as though his exuberance is confined to the Red Sox. Anyone who watches the Yankees regularly will know that he always pumps his fist after a big out when he’s behind the plate. I enjoyed the result last night but I didn’t enjoy the game. As usual, it was way too long and full of childish petulance.

    ___

    I think even more of a point is that Salt and the Sox don’t seem to mind when Ortiz is standing there admiring his homeruns, or Beckett smirks when he plunks someone…. Only time they get up in arms is when it happens to them, and you dont really have much credibility when you act that way.

  212. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:34 am

    Easy answer: he roots for Boston players.
    _________

    Didn’t you hear? I’m a troll. Man the fences!

  213. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Howard,

    Do you dislike any Red Sox players based on nothing or is that just reserved for Yankees?

  214. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:35 am

    yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:20 am
    Howard, way to intentionally misconstrue what was posted to go off on some personal agenda.
    ///

    Yankfem, Shame, he betrays himself with each post.

  215. kcd August 31st, 2011 at 11:35 am

    howard, the complaint about classy behavior was about the red sox team, not the fans; so your comparison of LOHUD to the red sox team is like comparing apples to horses. the red sox do whine about everything; that is how they intimidate the umpires into getting every call. The Yankees 99% of the time take it up the you know what. Jeter just smiles at the umpire to signal disagreement, same with Swish. Lowrie last night against the greatest relief pitcher in baseball history, walked away cursing his fool head off. The Royals game comes to mind immediately, no protest of the game. The red sox would have protested that game immediately.

  216. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:36 am

    You’re just like that other guy. You need attention at any cost. Why not call up a friend and go out for a beer or coffee? Pull on your Red Sox cap, have a bowl of chowdah, with your own kind?

  217. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Howard,

    How do you feel about Beckett throwing at Abreu’s head?

  218. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 11:37 am

    # Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:29 am

    I?m not saying to actively root against any player? but if you?re gonna pick one, how can you pick Phil over AJ? (This is not rhetorical ? I really need to know. The world needs to know.)

    ________________

    I’ve said before, it’s completely unfounded. He’s just one of those guys you meet and automatically dislike.
    I have absolutely no rational explanation.

    ——————————

    I don’t totally understand it, but I’ll give you plus points for honesty. I could see how a player rubbing someone the wrong way during a personal meeting would turn them off to them indefinitely.

    I got Joba’s autograph a few years back when he came to my former high school to talk about drunk driving (I was well into college by then but somehow snuck back in for the assembly lol). The cops in our town were escorting him everywhere telling everyone they weren’t supposed to ask for autographs. I’m a natural law-breaker. Joba was the picture of courtesy and I now have a special place in that black thing I call a heart for him.

  219. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:38 am

    TrentonThunder Tonight is Andy Pettitte Commemorative Statue Night, presented by @VerizonWireless. Our final giveaway of the season! http://pic.twitter.com/ETBPgMq

  220. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 11:38 am

    Blake
    I thought it was ogres that had layers

  221. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 11:39 am

    the best last night was the Remy’s explanation why ortiz was hit in the NY series earlier this year (and i usually have no real issue with remmdogg). Implying it was because Ortiz hits the Yankees too well, and ignoring that same game where Beckett hit 3 yankees before Ortiz was hit….

  222. blake August 31st, 2011 at 11:39 am

    Kate,

    Ogres and Jerkfaces :)

  223. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:39 am

    To be fairminded, we’ve got to excuse Salty. What’s his OBP? .299? He doesn’t even understand the concept of pausing when at the plate.

  224. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:40 am

    Howard,

    Do you dislike any Red Sox players based on nothing or is that just reserved for Yankees
    _______________

    It’s 19 games a year. I don’t really waste my time on disliking anyone I’m not intently watching on a nightly basis. The Red Sox are the Red Sox, and not really my concern. I worry more about the players on this team, not that one.
    I see JS comments as inconsequential becuase outside of these 19 games, I don’t worry about him or his team.
    The obsession runs very deep on both sides of the argument. Thousands of posts a day have more to do with Boston than the very team this site is designed for.

  225. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:40 am

    blake August 31st, 2011 at 11:39 am
    Kate,

    Ogres and Jerkfaces

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

    That’s a really good title for something.

    Jerkface-write your autobiography, and use that title. ;)

  226. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 11:41 am

    KKate,
    And chicken farmers.

  227. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:41 am

    Howard,

    How do you feel about Beckett throwing at Abreu?s head?

    ___________

    It was bunk. Just as Joba’s hurl at Youkilis, twice. The head is off limits, and every pitcher knows that.

  228. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:42 am

    I’ll just wait for some enterprising author to write my autobiography for me.

  229. kcd August 31st, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Saltalamacchia did not mouth off to the media and to be honest, he has outperformed Hughes this year.

  230. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Yanks definitely should hit more sux batters, regularly.
    Joe Torre is a perfect example for being weak.

  231. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 11:43 am

    Saltalamacchia did not mouth off to the media and to be honest, he has outperformed Hughes this year.

    ___

    He didnt mouth off, but he was certainly talking out of his a$s

  232. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:42 am
    I?ll just wait for some enterprising author to write my autobiography for me.

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

    Fine-but make sure they use that title. :)

  233. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 11:44 am

    I remember Pedro hit 4 Yankee players in one game in 2004, of course Yanks didn’t even try to retaliate.

  234. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Joba didn’t even throw at Youkilis’ head. Both of his pitches were high, sure, but over the plate.

  235. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 11:45 am

    most sux players are crying babies, just hit their faces.

  236. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:01 am
    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 10:55 am
    How about our CC in general last night, eh?

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

    all of the “Cs” had good games….CC, Cano, Cervelli
    ///

    Erin, Cano is going to beast the rest of the series!

  237. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Thats the biggest myth that is still perpetrated even by the YES network. That Joba was some kind of head hunter against Youkilis. Didn’t even hit him once.

  238. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 11:47 am

    From Pete Abes site.

    Read some of the comments.

    Very surprising how objective some of the posters are.

    http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....readerComm

  239. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 11:47 am

    JF
    if you leave it to some enterprising author (LGY, paging LGY), no telling what they might come up with

  240. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Joba didn?t even throw at Youkilis? head. Both of his pitches were high, sure, but over the plate.

    Exactly. Kind of like when Manny started the Zimmer brawl for a pitch that was high and over the plate. Joba also didn’t have great command that day where as Beckett usually does

  241. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Sorry, much as Girardi disppoints me with his strategic moves, there’s no way he would have endured Pedro’s antics in 2004. He hit Alex so hard, he took his bat out of the series.

  242. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Joba should just aim his head. No question to ask, just hit them.

  243. Don Vito A. Bellamo August 31st, 2011 at 11:48 am

    True idiots still working for NESN,
    ( http://www.nesn.com/2011/08/jo.....oment.html )
    ” There was no issue there. The problem was with Cervelli’s exaggerated, two-hand clap as he crossed the plate. Jarrod Saltalamacchia had a front-row seat.”….TWO HAND CLAP?, Really? Would it be OK if he did an exaggerated, one hand clap? and if so, what part of your body can you ONE HAND CLAP and it be OK ? IDIOTS !

  244. MaineYankee August 31st, 2011 at 11:49 am

    ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 11:39 am
    the best last night was the Remy’s explanation why ortiz was hit in the NY series earlier this year (and i usually have no real issue with remmdogg). Implying it was because Ortiz hits the Yankees too well, and ignoring that same game where Beckett hit 3 yankees before Ortiz was hit….

    ————————————————————————————

    My wife didn’t think Remy would hear me when I said that very thing to the TV. :D :

  245. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:49 am

    if you leave it to some enterprising author (LGY, paging LGY), no telling what they might come up with

    Well I’m already a loser drug addict with no job that lives in a basement, so I might as well be an ogre.

  246. kcd August 31st, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Joba did not throw the ball over the plate. Lies. Joba threw the ball behind Youkilis’ head in anticipation of Youkilis moving his head backward, as almost all hitters do. The ball sailed up and behind his head, nowhere near over the plate

  247. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:51 am

    JAP-I certainly hope so! :)

  248. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:52 am

    It’s 19 games a year. I don’t really waste my time on disliking anyone I’m not intently watching on a nightly basis. The Red Sox are the Red Sox, and not really my concern. I worry more about the players on this team, not that one
    ///

    Yet you waster enormous time posting, on a nearly nightly basis, about the Boston Red Sox. Anyone with nothing better to do could call up your posts here and see that nearly every post is some sort of defense of Boston players, or some comparison of Yankees with Boston players that somehow virtually always disparages the Yankees.

    Therefore, FAIL. You can’t even bring yourself to dislike any of your little darlings. How touching.

  249. JobaTipsHisCap August 31st, 2011 at 11:53 am

    ok, then it’s too bad Joba didn’t hit Yuk’s head. He should try better next time.

    end of story.

  250. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:53 am

    Cervelli post-game interview is on replay right now. lol.

  251. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Joba didn?t even throw at Youkilis? head. Both of his pitches were high, sure, but over the plate.

    ___________

    That’s my point. He didn’t hit him.

  252. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Erin, book it.

    From the first swing I saw off the young Cano’s bat in 2005, and from the first time he glided to the ball to make a defensive play, I knew we were about to witness a special career, one that would exceed that of my favorite everyday player from the 70s, Willie Randolph.

    Cano will go down as the greatest second baseman in Yankee history, and will be in a handful of all-time greats at the position when he’s through.

  253. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:55 am

    Lies. Joba threw the ball behind Youkilis’ head in anticipation of Youkilis moving his head backward, as almost all hitters do.

    This is also lies. At the very least one of the, supposedly infinite, times Joba ‘threw’ at Youkilis, the pitch was merely high and tight.

  254. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:55 am

    yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Cervelli post-game interview is on replay right now. lol.

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

    I’m going to have to find that online when I get home. I have to hear him say “That’s Cervelli” :D

  255. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Yet you waster enormous time posting, on a nearly nightly basis.

    I’m not on here at night. Not sure what you’re talking about. Again.

    You’re such an idiot.

  256. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:56 am

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 11:54 am

    Cano will go down as the greatest second baseman in Yankee history, and will be in a handful of all-time greats at the position when he?s through.

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

    Now, this is my kind of post!! :)

  257. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:57 am

    Morneau’s concussion symptoms are returning.

  258. kcd August 31st, 2011 at 11:58 am

    I only specified one time, the time in which Joba threw behind Youkilis head. There were only 2 times Joba “threw at” Youkilis.

  259. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:59 am

    Erin August 31st, 2011 at 11:55 am
    yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:53 am
    Cervelli post-game interview is on replay right now. lol.

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

    I’m going to have to find that online when I get home. I have to hear him say “That’s Cervelli”
    ______
    The interview is a classic. Also, something like: “I don’t try to do anything to [anyone]. Is jus me. I feel happy. Is good. I try to transfer the energy to my teammates.” :)

  260. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 11:59 am

    In all fairness to Joba, Youk getting hit in the face with a ball might improve his looks.

    Joba was just trying to stop him from having to go on Queer Eye for the Straight Guy to get his act together.

  261. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    JF, bummer about Morneau. :(

  262. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:00 pm

    I only specified one time, the time in which Joba threw behind Youkilis head. There were only 2 times Joba “threw at” Youkilis.

    I think you’re misremembering when he threw the ball OVER youkilis and when he once threw the ball at not head height behind him.

  263. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 11:59 am
    ______
    The interview is a classic. Also, something like: ?I don?t try to do anything to [anyone]. Is jus me. I feel happy. Is good. I try to transfer the energy to my teammates.?

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

    LOL

    He’s so adorable.

  264. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 11:46 am
    Thats the biggest myth that is still perpetrated even by the YES network. That Joba was some kind of head hunter against Youkilis. Didn’t even hit him once.
    //

    This has been my complaint as well; the Red Sox point of view, somehow, has been adopted by the lowest common denominator Yankee faction (which includes the dumbed down world of broadcasting)…it started with Joe Torre. He must have thought, because he failed to beat them in 2004, in part through his own refusal to manage, that they must be worthy of worship. One can see how the rest of baseball embraced them at the time, for beating the big, bad Yankees, but somehow, a portion of the Yankee community has consented to uphold the myth making.

  265. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Cervelli expends so much energy because he understands the principles of thermodynamic energy loss during transfer.

  266. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 11:59 am
    In all fairness to Joba, Youk getting hit in the face with a ball might improve his looks.

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

    :lol:

  267. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 12:02 pm

    Mine too Erin

    Enough bickering.
    Great win last night. CC may not have had his best stuff, or perhaps the 2nd best lineup in baseball make him work. Regardless, a great win from a true Ace.
    The BP came thru w/ flying colors…WOW Logan w/ the timely Ks.
    Cervelli, our lowly BUC hit a HR and rattled the opposing pitcher so much that he gave up another insurance run to him.
    Be happy Yankee people.

  268. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Torre also didn’t believe in bunting against Schilling because thats not how the Yankees play. Should have been fired right after that statement

  269. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:04 pm

    Howard, I’m satisified that everyone who is smart in here recognizes you’re a troll, for which I take no credit.

    You’ve done it all by yourself. Good bye, now.

  270. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Triple, that among several puzzling moves or non-moves. I appreciate Joe’s place in Yankees’ history, but he just bizarrely refused to manage. Glad that’s over and done with.

  271. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:04 pm
    Torre also didn?t believe in bunting against Schilling because thats not how the Yankees play. Should have been fired right after that statement

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

    Triple, I remember my dad was so angry after hearing that he was practically foaming at the mouth. LOL

  272. luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    hi everyone,

    my two cents:

    Most latin people carry their emotions on their sleeves, we are loud and very expresive, i don`t think there was anything wrong with cervelli celebrating his homer, i do think lackey is an a..hole, it was obvious that he retaliated without proper cause, fortunately it cost him a very important run. Salta whatever should know that because he knows the nature of latin players, so i think he is out of line here. In any case, the sux has hitted yankee players with almost no consequences, i think is time to push back.

    it wasn`t CC best outing, but he got squeezed by the umps big time, most calls went the sux way, Grandy was hit and wasn`t granted first base, Salta whatever swings and gets first base, many of the strikes called for lackey were balls to CC, on and on….I don`t like to say this but last night i felt that the umps were biased…..Lackey should have been expelled from the game after he drilled Cervi period.

    But all in all it was a great night, we kicked some red sux ass!!!, hopefully we keep on doing it tonight.

  273. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 12:07 pm

    You?ve done it all by yourself. Good bye, now.

    _____________

    I’m glad you’re satisfied. Being on your knees mustve done it.

  274. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    Hey, Luis. Great win and a heroic performance by C.

    We get another “W” tonight to move back into first, our birthright.

  275. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    I know he may not see the light of day, but I will be pumped to see Montero sitting in the dugout on Thursday.

    Prediction: once Montero begins throttling the Green Monster, the Red Sox will trump up some indignation they’ll whimper about to the media to try and demonize the next great Yankee masher, who will torture Boston pitching for years to come :D .

  276. luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:18 pm

    Hi JAP!!,

    Very good win, indeed…I get a feeling that we are going to mop the floor with them tonight!!

  277. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:19 pm

    J. Alfred – Girardi suggested that if Montero were to come up they would absolutely want to get a look at him behind the plate. I think if he’s called up we get to see what he has to offer on both sides of the field.

  278. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 12:20 pm

    When Ortiz hit the 2 homeruns earlier in the season against the Yanks he stood at home plate and admired his homeruns like he was king of the universe. When he did it of course it wasn’t a dig deal and just what Ortiz does but now we are sitting here talking about Cervelli clapping his hands like it’s a big deal??? You can guarantee that Francona thought Lackey was a moron for hitting him leading off an inning because it cost them a run. I think hot heads Lackey and Buckett need medicine to control their emotions better.

  279. RadioKev August 31st, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    You should sweep before mopping.

  280. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 12:21 pm

    I don’t want Hughes to have to retaliate tonight, but suspect he will if Beckett’s his usual self. I’d rather see Granderson or Cano undress Beckett with line shots right back over the mound.

  281. luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Shame,

    thats music to my ears!!!

  282. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    Captain Clutch,

    Stop talking about Josh the Saint like that. Don’t you know he takes people hunting?

  283. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:23 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    I don’t think its in Hughes nature to retaliate

  284. luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    RadioKev August 31st, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    You should sweep before mopping.

    ————————-

    LMAO!!, very true but i think is a tall order with AJ closing out the series, but who knows??!!

  285. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:25 pm

    tom-it doesn’t seem like Hughes is a “retaliating” type of pitcher.

    Put CC, AJ or Joba on the mound and it’s a different story. ;)

  286. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:19 pm
    J. Alfred – Girardi suggested that if Montero were to come up they would absolutely want to get a look at him behind the plate. I think if he’s called up we get to see what he has to offer on both sides of the field.
    ///

    Agree Shame, I just doubt he’ll get any action in Thursday’s game. Although you never know. If it’s some slugfest, or there is a lot of matching going on, Girardi may need a right-handed slugger at some point. Would be hilarious if he deposits one into the bullpen, ala Alex. I’ll settle for a tattoo off the Monster, though ;) .

  287. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    I don’t think Hughes will be asked to retaliate and I don’t think he will on his own.

    The only way Hughes hits someone tonight is if he legit loses control of a pitch or Josh decides to play pin the fastball on the Yankee.

  288. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Erin
    Triple

    Maybe CC and AJ have had a little talk with him by now.

  289. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 12:27 pm

    Stop talking about Josh the Saint like that. Don?t you know he takes people hunting?

    Wow, guy.
    You guys asked and I told you, and now you wanna belittle it. You’re a POS.

  290. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    Triple,

    LOL
    I don’t care what that loser does off the field between the white lines he is the biggest jerk off ever. His teammates should pay when he loses his emotions and drills batters. But of course the Yanks are too nice for that.

  291. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:18 pm
    Hi JAP!!,

    Very good win, indeed…I get a feeling that we are going to mop the floor with them tonight!!
    ////

    I could live with this, Luis.

  292. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    tomingeorgia,

    Maybe, I’m hoping Banuelos and Betances become those type of pitchers

  293. Howard August 31st, 2011 at 12:29 pm

    Nothing would make me happier than seeing a little spine out of Hughes. Just a smidge is all. But he wont.

  294. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Our BP is short, so I see the Yanks taking a rain check unless there’s a blowout going on and it’s late in the game.

    Tomorrow, we get reinforcements, so if that kind of business is needed, more likely to see it then, I would say.

  295. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Ian_OConnor Why CC Sabathia came to Fenway looking for a heavyweight fight. http://tinyurl.com/3eedz7e #yankees

  296. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Howard,

    Who is Belittling him? I was defending him. Your issue is with Captain Clutch not me

  297. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 12:30 pm

    Anyway, I’d like to see the Yankees treat Beckett like Charlie Brown.

  298. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 12:31 pm

    Stats are a funny thing! The ESPN folks are all to ready to point out the 2011 stats between the Yanks & RSox especially before August. Where it gets dicey is over the last 4 or 5 years of H2H games in August or after. The Yanks have owned the RSox during those months.

    Every game is almost completely independent of the next one and the one before. I say almost because due to BP use & injuries etc that have a small correlated effect. But trends are used to predict outcomes. Almost always the RSox have folded the last part of the season against the Yanks. So in the back of their minds they must be thinking – “Are the RSox going to choke yet again?”. The overly RSox praising press will fold like a cheap tent too if they smell a choke coming on because these impartial impersonators are driven to be the 1st one right more than they are to be accurate or loyal.

  299. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:32 pm

    Triple, Betances has no trouble pitching inside :) .

  300. Patrick August 31st, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    There is a difference between ‘all black people walk like this’ and ‘black culture is more expressive’ in terms of bigotry. Growing up as a small black child in a white private school, I can tell you the difference is quite startling. You guys need to stop playing the race card on benign comment.

    Wow never pictured you as black. The internet is weird .. i have an image in my head for people that I see online, it’s strange when that image is shattered.

  301. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    Anyway, I?d like to see the Yankees treat Beckett like Charlie Brown.

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

    If this includes them calling him “blockhead” and Alex playing the role of Lucy while Beckett attempts to kick a football, count me in.

  302. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:33 pm

    I think with the double headers on the way we’ll see Montero catch a few games. I honestly cannot wait. I just want to see if he wears a little dunce cap back there or something…

  303. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    Wow never pictured you as black. The internet is weird .. i have an image in my head for people that I see online, it’s strange when that image is shattered.

    ————————-

    Lol, maybe one day on Lohud we can play guess the ethnicity! Although one time we did play “guess the outfit” so I guess that’s close enough…

  304. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    JAP,

    Good to know about Betances

  305. kcd August 31st, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    jorge ramos isubanda

  306. luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    tomingeorgia,

    I don’t think its in Hughes nature to retaliate

    ————

    he better start….

  307. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    # luis August 31st, 2011 at 12:37 pm

    Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:23 pm
    tomingeorgia,

    I don’t think its in Hughes nature to retaliate

    ————

    he better start….

    ———————–

    Mussina never did. Its not a requirement to be a good pitcher. Some guys just don’t like to, and others do.

  308. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    Let the excitement begin:

    Joelsherman1 3UP http://nyp.st/nILIGn I heard Montero getting called up by #Yankees tomorrow, not Banuelos/Betances. Also thoughts on A-Rod and CC

  309. blake August 31st, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Free Montero!

  310. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Erin, great news, although I will believe it when I see it! Though makes sense; we need that bat in the lineup!

  311. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    RayVT,

    Glad to see you’re OK. Did you experience any of the flooding up there we all heard about?

    I think the Red Sox are a much better team than they were in 2009, obviously, but some of their players have really over achieved, and some of ours have underachieved, so it may follow script.

    We get Alex back healthy, I think the Yanks are superior.

  312. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Shame,
    Moose didn’t throw hard enough to scare any one in his later years, just hard enough to get people out. Don Drysdale, on the other hand, would dust anyone whose facial expression he didn’t like.

  313. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Montero can’t make the playoff roster, correct? But can he still travel with us and all that stuff? Sorry if this was already addressed, I know its been discussed a bit.

  314. MG August 31st, 2011 at 12:46 pm

    Since I find it irrational that a Yankees fan hates the Sox more than life itself this entire thread is kind of boring.

    Yankees fans have historically not really cared about the Sox, the rivalry was much more of a Sox-fan thing because the Yankees had 26 World Championships and the Sox hadn’t won anything since the Curse of the Bambino began.

    The fact that the Sox won the 2004 ALCS never really bothered me that much, s**t happens in baseball. The Sox had won other AL pennants in the past, it wasn’t like they’d never been to the World Series.

    The funny thing is that the players, for the most part, like each other. They get upset on the field sometimes but that’s over quickly, I doubt you would see CC or Jeter dissing Josh Beckett at an offseason banquet or awards ceremony.

    While Yankees-Sox games are great theater and each one can run longer than a bad Broadway show it gets really tough to watch all these regular season games without getting numb, it’s much more interesting in the postseason when one of the teams will be going home at the end of the series.

    As for hating players on the your favorite team, that’s just wrong-I’m not a big Cervelli, Gardner or Burnett fan but want them to do well when they are playing and I’m sure it’s the same for virtually every true fan.

  315. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 12:48 pm

    J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Thanks! No flooding where I am at, and actually it was warm & sunny the whole time albeit a bit breezy. How did you make out thru the storm?

    BTW, I enjoy your comments!

  316. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    JAP
    I think the VT in RayVT is Virginia Tech, not Vermont.

    Patrick
    Ah, we dont really know that JF is black, that is just what he wants us to believe.

  317. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:44 pm

    Actually he can still make the playoff roster even though he comes up on or after Sept 1st.

  318. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    From Sherman: “It is interesting. For much of this season, I wondered about how the Yanks would handle the fade of an iconic player that they were into through 2013 in Derek Jeter. But Jeter got healthy, started to hit and began to perform in a way closer to his prime. It is now the other player on the left side of the infield that you wonder about.”

    This makes me laugh.. it will make me laugh more next year when Alex bounces back (as Jeter did this season, despite Sherman or anyone else having a whole lotta faith in him).

  319. Patrick August 31st, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    Patrick
    Ah, we dont really know that JF is black, that is just what he wants us to believe.

    True, he is trollish at times.

  320. Patrick August 31st, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    This makes me laugh.. it will make me laugh more next year when Alex bounces back (as Jeter did this season, despite Sherman or anyone else having a whole lotta faith in him).

    He’s grasping at straws, there’s only so many subjects you can write about if you are pumping out articles every week for the entire season.

  321. J. Alfred Prufrock August 31st, 2011 at 12:51 pm

    Ray, we had some flooding, down trees and road closures, but nothing too serious.

    Good to see you in here, I enjoy your take on things, too. I’m cutting out to get some work done, but it’s good to see some real Yankee fans in here during this series.

    Have a good one, all.

  322. blake August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Sherman loves to write obituaries for players and speculate about their demise…..its one of his more annoying qualities.

  323. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    Ray – He can? But isn’t that only if they remove another position player from the 40-man? I thought our 40-man roster was too heavy with pitchers.

  324. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    I grew up as a small black child, but now I’m an asian adult.

  325. MG August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    There is no point in speculating on how Arod will perform over the rest of his contract, is signed and he is a Yankee until the end.

    The Yankees somehow managed to win 4 WS with Charlie Hayes, an aging Wade Boggs, and Scott Brosius playing there, why can’t they also win with an aging Arod, who will outperform all of these guys, at the same position?

  326. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Reeggieeeeeee Corona is on the 60 day DL, so Montero can go on the playoffs in his spot

  327. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    Shame-yeah, now all we’ll hear about is how Alex is supposedly finished. :roll:

  328. CountryClub August 31st, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    I hope they give Montero regular ABs. I worry about that with Jones on the roster though (and I cant really complain if they DH Jones over Montero vs a lefty).

    I’d like to see brackman come up too. Right now he’s i a good stretch with his mechanics and he’s on the 40 man, bring him up.

  329. blake August 31st, 2011 at 12:54 pm

    “I grew up as a small black child, but now I’m an asian adult.”

    Is that why you like Yu Darvish so much? ;)

  330. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Jerkface is actually an afro-asian nun from Kentucky whose name is Greenberg.

  331. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Very True!

  332. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    I grew up as a small black child, but now I?m an asian adult.

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

    This is going to be one fascinating read, Jerkface. Can I have an autographed copy whenever your ghostwriter finishes??? :)

  333. Triple Short of a Cycle August 31st, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Jerkface,

    Good thing you don’t own a Korean grocery store.

  334. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:55 pm

    Jerkface – Thanks for clearing that up. So much was said about this the other day my head was spinning. Good to know he could possibly get a taste of the big show.

    Re: Sherman – I just thought it was hysterical that Sherman was telling us a few months back that Jeter was done (but doesnt acknowledge that in his piece) and now he’s using that same player to compare him to Arod and his imminent demise.

  335. MG August 31st, 2011 at 12:56 pm

    Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm
    I grew up as a small black child, but now I?m an asian adult.

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

    This is going to be one fascinating read, Jerkface. Can I have an autographed copy whenever your ghostwriter finishes???
    ———————-
    Michael Jackson fans everywhere have already seen that transition.

  336. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    He can replace anyone on the 40 man roster that is on the DL.

  337. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:57 pm

    Michael Jackson fans everywhere have already seen that transition.

    He took the easy route. He just had to undergo lightening, I’ve had to get lightening and lengthening.

  338. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 12:53 pm

    Hello JF! You are so correct!

  339. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    MG-true. ;)

  340. m August 31st, 2011 at 12:58 pm

    I don’t really think the gesture itself is what is so offensive to the Sox and some Yankee fans who objected.

    It’s that it was Cervelli. If Alex, Jeter, Tex, or Cano did that, they wouldn’t be getting one in the back.

    The act itself is benign, we’ve seen it dozens of times. It only looks really bad because Salty himself was crowding the plate.

    And Salty really stepped in it with his comments on Latino players. Sheesh. Think before you speak much?

  341. CountryClub August 31st, 2011 at 12:59 pm

    George Kontos should come up to help the pen too.

  342. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 1:01 pm

    http://riveraveblues.com/2011/.....not-55256/
    ____

    Finally!!!!!!!

    Any chance he DH’s vs. Lester?

    I dont know that’s the guy they want to start his MLB career against…

  343. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    Montero getting called up? Ok Cashman, the excrutiator will go back into the dungeon.

  344. pat August 31st, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    Both Derek and Alex hate sitting on the bench watching others play.

    Both would convert their contracts to personal service deals rather than hang on and not be productive.

    They will get paid but they don’t have to be played if their skills diminish and playing time should be the concern not whether millionaires or billionaires have a few more millions in their pockets.

  345. yankeefeminista August 31st, 2011 at 1:04 pm

    JF, is a gender change next? ;)

  346. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    “I’ve had to get lightening and lengthening.”

    ————–

    Where? (yeah… I just went there.)

  347. m August 31st, 2011 at 1:06 pm

    You mean Alex’s last deal wasn’t a personal services deal?

    I keed. I keed.

  348. sunny615 August 31st, 2011 at 1:10 pm

    Joelsherman1 3UP http://t.co/UxvbJbB I heard Montero getting called up by #Yankees tomorrow, not Banuelos/Betances.

  349. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    note to self: do not attempt to drink while reading any posts by JF or Shame

  350. Patrick August 31st, 2011 at 1:11 pm

    Where? (yeah… I just went there.)

    Eyes but that’s it

  351. m August 31st, 2011 at 1:12 pm

    MJ had really long fingers. I think that’s what he’s talking about.

  352. m August 31st, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    Wow. I really thought this place would explode when the Montero news came out.

    ID said it would be anti-climatic at this point. He was right.

  353. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    Beggars can’t be choosers… I think we can all agree this is a much better conversation than the ones about Cervelli and “class” :D

  354. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    m-wait ’til tomorrow when he’s actually up. Then we might see an explosion. LOL

  355. Shame Spencer August 31st, 2011 at 1:17 pm

    m – That’s a good point, but I bet if the kid goes 0-4 in a game this place will come to life.

  356. UnKnown August 31st, 2011 at 1:18 pm

    It is truly amazing how two different fan bases can have completely opposite views on the same game last night.

    As I watch the game back on DVR and read through the Lohud Comments and some comments on Pete Abe’s blog (I always like reading those crybabies comment on the Globe when they lose) the takes are truly opposite.

    One thing is for sure after last night the Rivalry is back and that hatred that I have towards the Sux and their fans has grown once again.

  357. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 1:19 pm

    Wow. I really thought this place would explode when the Montero news came out.

    I cant get excited about an announcement it because its come so late and its not even happened yet! I will be so into all of his PAs when he comes up. I hope they get him into the lineup ASAP

  358. pat August 31st, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    NY/Boston media game this morning would explain the lack of “news” coming out of Boston.

  359. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    One thing is for sure after last night the Rivalry is back and that hatred that I have towards the Sux and their fans has grown once again.

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

    and all thanks to Francisco Cervelli. :P

  360. Yogi Mantle August 31st, 2011 at 1:20 pm

    Montero coming up on the 1st excludes him from doing anything in the post season unless there is injury. If he is good enough to bring up now (or tomorrow) why not a couple of weeks ago when he might have proven to be the shot the Yankees needed, (or not) at DH and catcher? Now even if he does great it means little other than maybe his chance for next season or to boost his trade value.

  361. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    i hope people here can realize there is a chance Montero will struggle at first, and that long term he will be dominant. As long as any struggles he has dont affect our wins and losses, i hope he plays as often as possible to show us what he can do.

    Also, we should bring up Golson for pinch running, and two or three more arms in the pen…

  362. m August 31st, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    I’ll contain my excitement for Chad’s official post.

    How dumb is dumb?

    This lady was embezzling money from the SF Giants. Her mistake? Applying for a home loan and explaining the deposits as WS bonuses.

    http://espn.go.com/mlb/story/_.....bezzlement

  363. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    Montero coming up on the 1st excludes him from doing anything in the post season unless there is injury.

    There already have been the necessary injuries to get him onto the postseason roster.

  364. ac1 August 31st, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Montero coming up on the 1st excludes him from doing anything in the post season unless there is injury. If he is good enough to bring up now (or tomorrow) why not a couple of weeks ago when he might have proven to be the shot the Yankees needed, (or not) at DH and catcher? Now even if he does great it means little other than maybe his chance for next season or to boost his trade value
    __

    This has been discussed. There is a loopole that allows Montero to be eligible for post season because of a couple players on the 60 day DL. I dont remember the details, but he WILL be eligible for the post season roster if they want to put him on it.

  365. pat August 31st, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    Peter Gammons
    Banuelos not joining Yanks in Sept. Cashman thinks Hector Noesi is the2012 Ivan Nova

  366. m August 31st, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    Gotta go. But I called the Noesi as the 2012 Nova.

    :pat on back:

    :P

  367. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 1:25 pm

    Gold star for m

  368. Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    There is no way that the Yanks will let Montero play on Thursday and bat against Lester. Hopefully his first action will be DHing on Friday at home against the Jays.

  369. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    m August 31st, 2011 at 1:23 pm

    I remember both you & GB saying that! Congrats!

  370. Jerkface August 31st, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    2010 Ivan Nova threw 180 innings :|

  371. froszty8519 August 31st, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    It was sure a rough night for the two teams, let;s hope that tonight’s game will be a little bit more entertaining !

  372. comet August 31st, 2011 at 1:27 pm

    Good afternoon Shame, RayVT, Pat,Tomingeorgia, Upstate Kate, Erin and YF

  373. Patrick August 31st, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    2010 Ivan Nova threw 180 innings :|

    2011 Hector Noesi threw 68 innings (so far) :(

    What a waste it was to leave him in the pen for the whole year. Would have been better to have him starting every 5th day in Scranton

  374. UnKnown August 31st, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 1:26 pm
    There is no way that the Yanks will let Montero play on Thursday and bat against Lester. Hopefully his first action will be DHing on Friday at home against the Jays.

    ——–

    Why even crowd the clubhouse then. Let him show up at YS on Friday and play right away. Of course it could be a 5 hr classic

    I think letting him DH against Lester especially with Alex still unavailable would be a sensible move to make. Of course I have wanted him up in the Bigs for a long time now.

  375. tomingeorgia August 31st, 2011 at 1:30 pm

    Hi, comet!

  376. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Captain Clutch August 31st, 2011 at 1:26 pm

    I am not as sure as you are. LHP Lester at Fenway may beg for Montero to DH & have A Jones in LF with short porch. Give Gardner a day off from a tough lefty. Of course if ARod is available he may DH.

  377. Joe from Long Island August 31st, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hello.

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yanks do not retaliate tonight. Between the importance of the game, and Phil Hughes needing to focus and pitch well, there’s too much on the line for the team to get distracted. However, that doesn’t mean that all will be forgotten. People have long memories, and John Lackey is not the most beloved of players.

    Back in the day, there were ways of dealing with things like this.

    There’s a story of one particular Brooklyn Dodger – NY Giant game. Sal Maglie was pitching for the Giants, and was living up to his nickname of “The Barber”. A lot of fastballs at the chin.

    Jackie Robinson took matters into his own hands. He bunted down the first base line to make the firstbaseman field the ball, with the intent that when Maglie covered first, Robinson would then run him over.

    Well, Maglie figured that out, and stayed on the mound. The second baseman covered, and took the brunt of Robinson’s knee going into the small of his back.

    Maglie stopped throwing his chin music. Amazing how that happened.

    Oh, for the good ole days.

  378. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Hello Comet! Hope you are doing great!

  379. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Hi Comet :)

  380. blake August 31st, 2011 at 1:34 pm

    Noesi could be as good or better than Nova.

  381. mick August 31st, 2011 at 1:35 pm

    with the porch in left why wouldn’t you want montero to see it once before the alcs?
    who else will be the righty dh w/ jones in left? (ok jeter w, chavez at ss)
    not posada. i say yes to montero, so what if he face lester.

  382. RayVT August 31st, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Joe from Long Island August 31st, 2011 at 1:31 pm

    Tony Oliva had a great method too! Tony always used a bat w/o a handle (smooth edge) and was known to lose his bat from time to time. Several found there way toward a pitcher over the years. LOL! He slung the bat so many times that he was called out for doing so at times. All were accidental of course!

  383. upstate kate August 31st, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Hi Comet!
    I got to have a Timmy Ho’s ice cap over the weekend :)

  384. mick August 31st, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    I wouldn’t be surprised if the Yanks do not retaliate tonight.
    =====================
    Wasn’t Salty already hit?
    Sure, if Beckett is throwing at us, yes, retaliate.

  385. Wave Your Hat August 31st, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    If the Yanks had any intention of putting Montero on the post-season roster he’d already be here.

  386. SoS August 31st, 2011 at 1:39 pm

    Why even crowd the clubhouse then.

    ===========

    Too give him enough time to get over the boredomitus he picked up in Scranton.

  387. UnKnown August 31st, 2011 at 1:40 pm

    Rapauno was terrible last night, but one thing I loved was how he rang up Lowie in the 9th.

    As Leiter said Ed was teaching the young Jed a lesson. After arguing the second called strike of the AB Eddie gave the Great One Mo another pitch maybe a little further outside even for the called strike three. Classic

  388. pat August 31st, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Giants DFA Rowand and Tejada

  389. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Hi SoS! Did you see Peyton finally got cleared to practice?!!

  390. Erin August 31st, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    New Post- Sherman: Montero coming up, not Betances or Banuelos

    :arrow:

  391. mick August 31st, 2011 at 1:42 pm

    If the Yanks had any intention of putting Montero on the post-season roster he’d already be here.
    ==========================
    not w/out a tryout…

  392. SoS August 31st, 2011 at 1:43 pm

    I remember a kid a looong time ago that made his debut against the Red Sox and it didnt scar him one bit. No not the lefty who gave up 4 consecutive bombs. The Melkman. Come to think of it. I think he had some errors that series. Whens KC coming back to town.

  393. pat August 31st, 2011 at 1:44 pm

    Save retaliation in case bad AJ shows up tomorrow. Bad AJ isn’t quite sure where the ball is going and people will be calling for his ejection anyway. :sad:

  394. SoS August 31st, 2011 at 1:46 pm

    Hey Erin!
    Yes but they had to get him off the pop or he wouldnt be able to play for 6 weeks. Still worried about him being ready for game 1. Its a start though. I was watching him on the sidelines in the GBAY game and he was pointing with his throwing arm. Must be a good sign right? That tells me he can do the NA NA NA NA NA you cant get me audible(thumbs in ears fingers pointed up).


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