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Three pictures worth a thousand words

Posted by: Chad Jennings - Posted in Misc on Sep 27, 2011 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees passed along some professional photos of last night’s rookie hazing. It’s rare that every single outfit is hilarious, but these were pretty good selections. Whoever made the decision to make the two tall guys Milli Vanilli … bravo! At one point, Jesus Montero was trying to dance like MC Hammer, and pictures will never fully explain just how hilarious it was to watch Austin Romine try to figure out how to get his costume on.

Andrew Brackman and Dellin Betances as Milli Vanilli
Brandon Laird as Slash
Hector Noesi as Prince
Austin Romine as Madonna
George Kontos as George Michael
Jesus Montero as MC Hammer

 
 

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129 Responses to “Three pictures worth a thousand words”

  1. JM September 27th, 2011 at 9:03 am

    Hilarious. The Prince costume is kind of weak, though. They should have made Noesi wear Prince’s purple suit.

  2. ADam September 27th, 2011 at 9:04 am

    Kontos is the best….

  3. bisonthrow September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    These pictures really make you realize how tall both brackman and betances are

  4. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    And Joe Girardi as Himself! LOL

    Thanks Chad. Did they go out on the town dressed up?

  5. Erin September 27th, 2011 at 9:05 am

    :lol:

    Never gets old

  6. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 9:11 am

    Girardi looks like he’s 4 ft tall

  7. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 9:25 am

    Chad -

    If the Rangers and Tigers finish with the same record, who do the Yankees play? Do they get to pick?

  8. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 9:36 am

    Al-

    I believe they play the team with the worse record against them, the Rangers.

  9. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 9:37 am

    “By now, the gurgle must be audible even in Kenmore Square.

    The choke is complete.”

    From the Boston Herald today:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/sp.....take_lead/

  10. Erin September 27th, 2011 at 9:39 am

    JonLaneNYC Then and now: Incredibly the #RedSox collapse is nearly complete, and the odds are against them http://t.co/I2t0bcby

  11. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    YT -

    Thanks.

  12. JM September 27th, 2011 at 9:45 am

    helloeveryone wrote:
    It’s the deal with the devil for 2004 coming due.

  13. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    I don’t want the Yankees to lose any games, but in these last two games, as long as the regulars who are going to the ALDS stay healthy, and play well, if they lose to Tampa Bay with Proctor or Laffey on the mound, and the Red Sox don’t make it-GREAT!

  14. JM September 27th, 2011 at 9:46 am

    Ha ha….

    thor7 wrote:
    Magic number 3 with 2 to play…hey ARod we really love it when you hit 3 run homers over that short porch. Jeter and good old Tex…Shut down Mo and hard drivin’ Cano. Love em all. Why do people think we are saying Yankees Suck when we are really saying “Yankees Sox”, you know like lets both go to the playoffs, right guys, yeah that’s the ticket!

  15. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 9:47 am

    Be careful what you wish for.

  16. JM September 27th, 2011 at 9:50 am

    I would like to see the Yankees swinging the bats a bit better going into the postseason. Grandy, Gardner, Teix all slumping…Arod still doesn’t have his timing down. Would love to see them break out and score a few runs tonight. As for the Rays-Sox, let the chips fall as they may.

  17. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Grandy, Gardner, Teix all slumping?Arod still doesn?t have his timing down.

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    Tex slumps every post season so this is nothing new. Expect the worst and hope for the best when it comes to him. Hopefully Joe bats him 5th

  18. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    I really despise Aceves. I cant wait til he throws his back out. What a waste he was.

  19. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    JM and AL-

    In that case the Yankees play great, with their regulars performing well, win both games, while the RS win theirs and face the Rays in a playoff game Thursday, relying on the “despicable” Lackey to save their season!

  20. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    The problem with Tex is he keeps dropping his back shoulder, trying to hit HR on every swing, thus all those pop ups. He would be wise to work this off season with K-Long. He needs to level his swing, and learn to go the other way, the HR will still come.

  21. Giuseppe Franco September 27th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    I don’t care who wins the wildcard.

    But, I will say this, the Rays are better than the RS right now – so I wouldn’t exactly be thrilled to face the Rays in the ALCS (if both teams make it that far).

    If the RS make it, I don’t see them getting past the First Round.

  22. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    It sounds like Girardi is leaning to batting Tex 5th against the righthanded starters they face, with Cano 3rd.

  23. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 9:56 am

    YT -

    The RS are say Buckholtz will be ready to pitch Wed. Hard to believe.

  24. blake September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    Hilarious photos……Noesi looks a little more like Cap’n Hook though than Prince to me.

  25. JM September 27th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    I agree Cano should definitely bat third. He’s the Yanks best hitter at the moment.

    At the moment the Yanks would play the Tigers in the ALDS. Tough match-up. Fister has been pitching very well and Comerica does not exactly play to the Yankees’ strengths.

  26. Wang IS Taiwan September 27th, 2011 at 9:58 am

    The white sneakers with the Madonna dress are a hoot. You can tell guys chose those…

  27. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    If the RS fail to make the PS, my money is on Theo going. I’d rather he stayed, because with all his moves, he’s an asset to the Yankees, lol.

  28. pat September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    “His timing is off,” Long said. “We are working with his leg kick and getting better pitches to hit. As long as he is healthy he can help us at the next level.”

    Rodriguez said the plan originally was for him not to play last night against Rays starter James Shields, but after facing Red Sox knuckleballer Tim Wakefield in the first game of Sunday’s doubleheader, Rodriguez felt it was important to work on his timing against a conventional hurler.

    http://www.nypost.com/p/sports.....z1ZA3w4zQV

  29. Giuseppe Franco September 27th, 2011 at 10:00 am

    Comerica is a big ballpark for sure, but the Yanks can hit long balls out of any yard.

  30. Erin September 27th, 2011 at 10:01 am

    blake September 27th, 2011 at 9:57 am
    Hilarious photos??Noesi looks a little more like Cap?n Hook though than Prince to me.

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

    Peter Pan wouldn’t have been a bad idea either. After all, Brackman’s already prepared with his Tinkerbell backpack. :P

  31. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    It’s very shortsighted to not see the Red Sox getting out of the 1st round. Lester against Verlander provides the Red Sox a great opportunity for victory, and the Tigers pitching beyond that is nothing to write home about. The Rangers have no pitchers outside of CJ Wilson who performs well against the Red Sox.

  32. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    Jeter is hitting the ball hard, too bad those long drives were caught. Hope he gets to .300 for the season, and even if he don’t, he’s had a very good season.

  33. upstate kate September 27th, 2011 at 10:02 am

    I could see Francona going. Not b/c I think it is his fault, but someone has to be blamed. It is easier to fire the manager than the team. Sorta reminds me of Torre’s last days, but at least he made the play offs.

  34. MTU September 27th, 2011 at 10:03 am

    Perhaps I need to see a Dr. because seeing the Red Sox suffer gives me great pleasure ?

    :)

  35. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    The Yankees will face the Tigers, as of now, and that could be a tough match up. That’s why HF advantage was so important.

  36. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 10:04 am

    @JeremyGreenhous
    Jeremy Greenhouse After working hard with Kevin Long on his swing over the offseason, Mark Teixeira is finally ready to have a big April.

    from NY Daily News 4/4/11:

    “I spent a lot more time in the offseason swinging,” said Teixeira. “Hit a lot more in spring training, worked out a little less and made sure my hands were quick and my swing was where it needed to be.”

    And from an ESPN article on Tex and his hot start 4/1/11:

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=6278508

  37. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    MTU -

    Good morning.

    I’m sure the rest of the league feels the same way about the Yankees. As I said before, be careful of what you wish for.

  38. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 10:06 am

    It doesnt matter who is the Red Sox GM. If Theo Epstein is not there, he will be replaced with Tio Apstain or Teeo Upstine or Jed Hoyer, and each of them would get gifted the Adrian Gonzalez’ of the world for pancakes, my apologies in comparing the poo poo platter the Padres got to pancakes. It would serve the Red Sox right if Gonzalez’ shoulder is troubled the rest of his career. If Im the Yankees next season, I throw at his shoulder at every opportunity.

  39. Erin September 27th, 2011 at 10:08 am

    My guess is that Theo bolts for Chicago (all kinds of rumors that he wants to be the Cubs GM) and Francona stays

  40. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    YT -

    Tex needs to go back and look at those early films. Bad habits are tough to brake. His not being willing to take the outside pitch to the opposite field kills me. He could up his BA, OBP, RBI and his overall value to the team if he did that. Stupid is what stupid does.

  41. MTU September 27th, 2011 at 10:10 am

    Al-

    Yeah. I know what you mean. I just love seeing the annointed ones humiliated and brought back down to Earth.

    Kind of like how a peasant would feel kicking the King in the nuts.

    :)

  42. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:12 am

    Erin -

    The RS would have to OK that, he has 1 more year on his contract, but, after this season they may be willing to say yes.

  43. upstate kate September 27th, 2011 at 10:13 am

    Erin
    They were considering Theo going to the Cubs on mlb xm this morning.

  44. MTU September 27th, 2011 at 10:14 am

    Al-

    Too bad Guillen went to the Marlins.

    He’d be a perfect fit for the Sux.

    A lunatic running the show for a bunch of losers.

    Too funny.

    :)

  45. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 10:15 am

    The Rangers are no easy task. Lead the AL in BA and 2nd to the Yankees in homers. Their top 3 relief pitchers rate right up there with the Braves and Yankees. They’re 2nd to the Yankees in run differential 213 to 169. The RS are 3rd @138, Rays @90 and Tigers @ 72 in runs scored minus runs allowed.

  46. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:16 am

    Loved that guy at the Rays game last night getting the RS score on his smart phone and wrinting it on a board, and showing the fans well before the Rays posted it on their scoreboard. I’m surprised to see such a small attendence at the Rays game as they fight for the PS. If I’m Rays ownership, I’d push to move that team. If they got the following they deserve, they could afford to build an even better team, and that would be scary.

  47. MTU September 27th, 2011 at 10:17 am

    Al-

    How about Charlotte ?

    :)

  48. djsunyc September 27th, 2011 at 10:18 am

    The Rangers are no easy task. Lead the AL in BA and 2nd to the Yankees in homers. Their top 3 relief pitchers rate right up there with the Braves and Yankees. They’re 2nd to the Yankees in run differential 213 to 169. The RS are 3rd @138, Rays @90 and Tigers @ 72 in runs scored minus runs allowed.

    ————

    clean slate for everyone once the playoffs start. hottest pitching and most clutch hits will win…everybody starts at 0-0…

  49. blake September 27th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    The Rangers are better than the Tigers. They have been all season. The Tigers have Verlander…..but Texas is better overall

  50. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    MTU -

    The misfits in Boston would not put up with Guillen, both the players and fans would kill him. Right now all he is, is a side show in uniform.

  51. Villa Nova-Ya September 27th, 2011 at 10:19 am

    For me, it’s not about the Red Sox, per se, but about every single sycophantic ESPN commentator who chose the Sox to not only win the division but dominate while doing so, and many of whom also relegated our Yankees to third place.

    I hated their giddiness way back when the Red Sox signed Adrian Gonzalez in a give-away deal, and I am enjoying seeing them try to make sense of it all. Because, of course the Red Sox had injuries, but they never addressed that back in March/April. Never looked past the curtain to see the emperor had no clothes (depth). They wouldn’t acknowledge that Gonzalez/Crawford wasn’t really that much of an upgrade over Martinez/Beltre.

    I can understand their trepidation with the Yankees, because Garcia and Colon were a question mark – they Yankees did their homework, and wouldn’t have signed them if there wasn’t a chance they’d do at least well enough – but they did exceedingly well for a long time.

    I can understand their giving the Red Sox the “favorite” status. But not the dominant one. Not the unbeatable one. Not the “best team since the 1927 Yankees” one. I am so glad ESPN and everyone else who was on that ship, is being proven sooooooo wrong.

  52. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    MTU -

    There have been rumors for 2 years about that. The area is big on baseball, the Rays AAA team plays in Durham, just 2 hours away, like SWB is to NY, and there are about 20 MiLB teams in NC, all of which have a strong following. So yes, the Rays would pack them in in Charlotte, and I’d get to see the Yankees when they visit. :)

  53. Villa Nova-Ya September 27th, 2011 at 10:22 am

    Big Al -

    The Rays are the team that says to every other small market team – hah! If you do it right, it can be done. The Jays, the Orioles, the Pirates, all those teams who complain how difficult it is for a small market team to compete with the larger market teams – well, there’s the Rays to show, you have to know what to do – trade-wise, development-wise, etc. And as much as I tend toward dislike of Joe Maddon’s personality, he is the right guy for that team.

  54. disco stu September 27th, 2011 at 10:23 am

    The 2011 AL playoffs will be a complete war of attrition … any of these teams can beat the other … there is no Minnesota Twins team this time around that the Yankees can beat like a drum.

    Therefore, I really don’t think it matters all that much who they play in the ALDS … both Texas and Detroit are really good and pose a serious threat to the Yankees chances … and both probably feel as though they are the team to beat and see the Yankees as nothing more than obstacle to their own chances of getting to the WS.

    If the Yankees get to the WS, they are going to have to really earn it.

  55. djsunyc September 27th, 2011 at 10:27 am

    Big Al -

    The Rays are the team that says to every other small market team – hah! If you do it right, it can be done. The Jays, the Orioles, the Pirates, all those teams who complain how difficult it is for a small market team to compete with the larger market teams – well, there’s the Rays to show, you have to know what to do – trade-wise, development-wise, etc. And as much as I tend toward dislike of Joe Maddon’s personality, he is the right guy for that team.

    ————

    the problem is that if you don’t bat .850 as a GM (like the rays gm), then you have absolutely zero shot at doing anything.

  56. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:28 am

    I find it amazing how the Rays have developed not only their entire SP, but some excellant position players as well. Their real strength is in the draft, and how their MiLB operations developes those players. Perhaps the Yankees, as well as others, can learn from the new kids on the block. Yes, you can say they got early picks when they were losing, but that’s not been the case in recent years.

  57. Yankee Trader September 27th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    Gotta go. Everyone have a great day!

    On a positive note the Yankees have played the toughest playoff grooming stretch down the stretch, among the 3 division winners, all against the AL East, and have played very well and will be ready!!

  58. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    both Texas and Detroit are really good

    —————————————-

    Totally disagree. Detroit has one great pitcher and nobody special after that and they don’t have a great pen or hitting. Texas has great hitting and a good pen but no great starters

  59. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:29 am

    excellent

  60. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 10:32 am

    The Yankees farm has been just fine ever since Cashman was allowed to make it a priority 5 or 6 years ago.

  61. djsunyc September 27th, 2011 at 10:33 am

    CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 10:32 am
    The Yankees farm has been just fine ever since Cashman was allowed to make it a priority 5 or 6 years ago.

    ————–

    i agree. the first crop was cano + wang and we have consistently added big league players every year (either on our team or traded to another team where they have performed).

  62. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 10:29 am
    both Texas and Detroit are really good

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    Totally disagree. Detroit has one great pitcher and nobody special after that and they don’t have a great pen or hitting. Texas has great hitting and a good pen but no great starters

    ==============================================================

    I think you are selling Fister short, he’s been pitching very well as their #2 SP, their closer is lights out, and they can hit. The Tigers have been the hottest team in September.

  63. BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:34 am

    Got to go – Y’all have a great day.

  64. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 10:35 am

    Right now Fister is the best # 2 in the AL playoffs. And Cabrera has been destroying the ball for 2 months. The Tigers will be very dangerous.

  65. upstate kate September 27th, 2011 at 10:36 am

    Villa
    totally agree w/ your 10:19 post

  66. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    http://insider.espn.go.com/mlb.....-final-day

    “At the start of a season, all wins are the same and nobody knows which games will be the crucial ones that make or break the season. But by game 160 of the season, if you haven’t mathematically clinched a playoff spot or been eliminated from a playoff spot, you know for certain which games are absolutely crucial: all of them. Suddenly, the value of one game goes from one in 162 to possibly your whole season.

    So, let’s say that you’re the Boston Red Sox, and you find yourself facing the prospect of a one-game playoff if you don’t win Wednesday. Nick Cafardo of the Boston Globe tweeted early Monday that the Red Sox are still exploring the option of bringing in a pitcher for a single game. Jon Lester’s scheduled to go Wednesday on three-days’ rest, but he hasn’t been sharp lately and the Red Sox would prefer to hold him off if they had a better option, something they don’t currently have. So the question becomes: Is it worth it for them to trade for a pitcher for one game who would not be eligible for the postseason?” (continued)

    Isn’t there a 2nd team in the wild card race?

  67. blake September 27th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    Yea the Tigers are dangerous but the Yankees are better than them…..they just have to go out and play like it if that’s who they end up playing.

  68. Mgumpher September 27th, 2011 at 10:38 am

    BIG AL September 27th, 2011 at 10:28 am
    I find it amazing how the Rays have developed not only their entire SP, but some excellant position players as well. Their real strength is in the draft, and how their MiLB operations developes those players. Perhaps the Yankees, as well as others, can learn from the new kids on the block. Yes, you can say they got early picks when they were losing, but that?s not been the case in recent years.

    +++++

    They offer every one of their leaving players arbitration and pick up more good picks. Success will eventually be their downfall.

    The other thing is while they have a lot of great young pitching, that can turn around just as quick.

    With out veterans it can become tough for them. The other thing is they aren’t exactly tearing it up. Had the RS been playing at .500 the Rays would have been long done. The thing with this WC race is that each team is trying not to stink more than the other.

    Once the playoffs start then it is a different matter, as these teams aren’t separated by a huge margin, and a team can get hot playing at the right time.

  69. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    I think you are selling Fister short, he?s been pitching very well as their #2 SP, their closer is lights out, and they can hit. The Tigers have been the hottest team in September.

    ——————————————————-

    But the question was whether these are really good teams or not. Because a team is hot in Sept does not make them a really good team. Valverde has had a good year but he is not an elite closer and Fister is their number 2 because they don’t have anyone else and while he has pitched well are you really scared of facing him? Philly is a really good team. Detroit is not

  70. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 10:42 am

    blake September 27th, 2011 at 10:38 am
    Yea the Tigers are dangerous but the Yankees are better than them…..they just have to go out and play like it if that’s who they end up playing.

    —————

    I agree. I think the Yanks are the best team in the AL. However, I wouldnt be surprised if any of the 4 AL playoff teams went to the WS.

  71. Erin September 27th, 2011 at 10:49 am

    RiverAveBlues Probably. http://t.co/wMPSyvzo

  72. tomingeorgia September 27th, 2011 at 10:53 am

    I have nothing to do Thursday night, maybe I’ll watch a ball game.

  73. Shame Spencer September 27th, 2011 at 10:55 am

    Who’s starting tonight for Boston?

  74. upstate kate September 27th, 2011 at 10:57 am

    Bedard

  75. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 10:58 am

    What’s the name of the team that’s tied with the Red Sox right now? I cant seem to find their name anywhere on ESPN.

  76. Shame Spencer September 27th, 2011 at 10:59 am

    Thanks kate… I think there’s a good chance these next two games are a push for the Sox and Rays. Wouldn’t surprise me at all to see both teams lose tonight and pull out desperation wins tomorrow.

  77. pat September 27th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    I lost track, is the consensus rooting for a play in game or the Sox to lose the WC in 162?

  78. JM September 27th, 2011 at 11:01 am

    Bedard is starting for Boston tonight.

  79. pat September 27th, 2011 at 11:04 am

    Gallows humor…………

    Seth Meyers by pgammo
    Just checked ESPN.com. Sox game starts at 7 but they’re already losing 3-0.

  80. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:05 am

    If Joe is going to shake up the lineup and bat Tex 5th, Cano should hit 4th and Alex 3rd IMO.

  81. JM September 27th, 2011 at 11:06 am

    The Rays are 15-10 in September, which is good but not like they’ve been playing lights-out. That just shows how historically awful the Sox have been.

  82. Mgumpher September 27th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    JM, especially when you think about how many games they played against the Sox.

    The Rays are just getting a benefit from a team that is hitting rock bottom. The Sox only had to play .500 and they would be coasting in.

  83. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I lost track, is the consensus rooting for a play in game or the Sox to lose the WC in 162?

    —–

    From a purely entertainment perspective I’m rooting for a 163rd game.

    From a strategic and emotional angle I want to see the Sox go down in 162. It benefits the Yankees for the other ALDS to be hard fought and a 163rd game will hurt whatever team ends up winning.

  84. upstate kate September 27th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    Rays have Price going on Wed, sox have Lestah. Even w/ no 163rd game, neither team will be able to set their SP rotation.

  85. JM September 27th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    mgumpher,

    if the sox had managed to played .500 ball over the past month the race for the AL East would have been pretty tight….this is a collapse of historical proportions.

  86. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    LGY, that would the appropriate lineup change, but Girardi will never do that. It requires outside the box thinking.

  87. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 11:17 am

    It is not a collapse yet. Nothing has happened.

  88. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    They are screaming on Boston boards that Aceves should have been starting all of Sept.

    Again, that they look to Aceves as their white knight is the height of irony. Gammons & the rest of the Red Sox fan club in the media have been spinning falsehoods for years that Boston’s system is loaded with “great arms” while the Yankee system was thoroughly ignored until they couldn’t anymore… we were the big spenders who never looked within and they were the smart cookies who ran a tight ship from bottom to top. …and now Aceves not starting is the difference between life and death… comical. What would they have done if we had re-signed him?

    I’m also getting sick of hearing them whine about how we’ll approach the next two games. What, we’re obligated to save their season?? Never mind that we already gifted them two Romine ABs (they were talking about the “brilliance” of their bullpen in the 14-inning game during last night’s broadcast), and handed the game to them when Proctor came in… now we’re supposed to imperil our own bullpen “for the good of the game”?? If there is any MLB FO pressure to put one guy at risk, Girardi and Cashman need to flip off baseball….

    Finally, I’m still wondering what Cano was doing in the game for so long last night… did he beg Girardi to let him play, or something?? He’s only our best hitter/best player…. weird decision. Granderson, too…better not see him tonight. I thought Nuney gave a pretty good account of himself in RF, aside from hesitating to throw the ball in. …no reason he can’t get better out there.

    Po made me proud with his wits and arm at 1B yesterday. …

  89. Shame Spencer September 27th, 2011 at 11:22 am

    Even if we do beat the Rays today, which I’m anticipating, I like that Uncle Joe has already made it clear that Wednesday is a BP day. Does anyone think Phil might be the defacto starter in that game?

  90. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 11:25 am

    If we beat the Rays tonight or tomorrow, and then we face the Red Sox in the ALCS, and they stomp us in 5 games, Ill just sit back and laugh at the retardation of our organization.

  91. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:26 am

    Agree on all accounts Prufrock. Definitely hope that Cano and Grandy get tonight off.

    Also, how can the Sox complain after the Yankees took 3/4 from the Rays last week? That was a huge gift to them that they failed to take advantage of.

  92. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:28 am

    Agree on all *counts*

  93. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Right, LGY, that’s the other gift. They can’t beat Baltimore, that’s their problem, not ours.

  94. yankeefeminista September 27th, 2011 at 11:29 am

    Cano has been overplayed for two years.

    WEEI (Boston sports radio) this morning is hilarious. http://www.weei.com/#

    AJ owns Miggy. ;)

  95. jpb173 September 27th, 2011 at 11:30 am

    I wonder what was going on inside the minds of David Phelps, Manny Banuelos and Adam Warren last night as they watched the rookies get hazed. After all, next year it will be them.

  96. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:31 am

    yankeefem, lol on AJ. At least if he pitches Game 3 and it’s Detroit, it’ll be a much bigger park.

    Are they whining on WEEI about how we’re going to “tank” the next two?

  97. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 11:33 am

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:05 am
    If Joe is going to shake up the lineup and bat Tex 5th, Cano should hit 4th and Alex 3rd IMO.

    ———————–

    They don’t want Teix protecting Cano vs righties. The reason for the switch is that they think Cano is going to get pitched around against righties with Swish hitting behind him. They would have the same problem if they hit Cano 4th and Teix 5th. With Cano 3rd that leaves Arod behind him. The lineup will probably go back to normal vs lefties because Teix and Swish kill lefites.

  98. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Adrian Gonzalez went far enough to say that the Yankees would be “playing with fire” if they “let up on the gas pedal,” even for the final three games after clinching the American League East and home field in the playoffs during the past week.

    “If any team goes into a series and plays not to win, it can hurt you,” he said. “All ballplayers know that. You go into the playoffs and you may not be able to just turn it on again.”

  99. pat September 27th, 2011 at 11:36 am

    Did people think Derek and Alex (or other players) were overplayed when they played 160+ games when they were 20 somethings?

  100. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    Adrian, try drying in a run before you cry about what the Yankees are doing/

  101. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 11:37 am

    To be honest, I think the rookies got off easy last night. They used to make them travel in their costumes. hmmm…unless they made them go out to dinner last night dressed like that. If so, I approve.

  102. Shame Spencer September 27th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    LGY – Looks like Agon is trying to back track on that WS guarantee…and in true Red Sox fashion, blame the Yankees.

  103. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    CC,

    Good point. Yeah it does probably make sense to hit Cano 3rd. Both him and Grandy couldn’t be pitched around then.

  104. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:39 am

    I agree Yankeefem that Cano is the guy they think of resting the least. Girardi actually said last year or the year before that he should have rested him more. He rested him more this year, but yesterday was surprising.

  105. CountryClub September 27th, 2011 at 11:40 am

    LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:36 am
    Adrian Gonzalez went far enough to say that the Yankees would be “playing with fire” if they “let up on the gas pedal,” even for the final three games after clinching the American League East and home field in the playoffs during the past week.

    “If any team goes into a series and plays not to win, it can hurt you,” he said. “All ballplayers know that. You go into the playoffs and you may not be able to just turn it on again.”

    —————-

    That’s funny on two levels. First, the Yanks aren’t throwing games. Second, Gonzo speaks from his storied playoff experience….oh, never mind.

  106. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 11:41 am

    LGY ? Looks like Agon is trying to back track on that WS guarantee?and in true Red Sox fashion, blame the Yankees.

    —————————————————————-

    No surprise. He already backtracked on not playing in the all star game because of the immigration law. Guy is a major phony

  107. upstate kate September 27th, 2011 at 11:42 am

    Po did a great job last night.

    Girardi’s job right now is to get his team ready for the post season. The Yankees have earned that right as the AL east winners. The sox weren’t complaining about the integrity of the game when they faced a mostly AAA team in the 2nd DH on Sunday. Even at that, it took them 14 innings and facing a washed up pitcher to win.

  108. LGY September 27th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Here’s the full article. Tito knows the deal.

    “They can do whatever they want,” Francona said. “They played themselves into that position. I wish we had done that. They have an obligation to do what’s in their best interests.”

    http://www.nytimes.com/2011/09.....ref=sports

  109. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:44 am

    Just for that comment by Agon, we should unleash Proctor tonight with the game on the line.

  110. blake September 27th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    Jeter
    Granderson
    Cano
    Arod
    Tex
    Swisher
    Montero/Jorge/Chavez
    martin
    Gardner.

    LHP

    Jeter
    Granderson
    Tex
    Arod
    Cano
    Swisher
    Montero
    Jones
    Martin

  111. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 11:47 am

    Adrian Gonzalez is a joke of a human being, if he even is a human being. The jury’s still out on that one.

    That’s why the Yankees dont have to play any of their players more than an inning or two. No turning the switch off if your regulars arent playing.

    Doesnt he strike anyone else as homosexual? I like to think I have excellent gaydar.

  112. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Well, at least their manager gets it.

  113. blake September 27th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    Gonzalez only has 2 games left to get to 80 homers and 80 doubles.

  114. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 11:48 am

    We should unleash Proctor to start both games and finish both games. And even if our best lineup is playing and not letting off the proverbial gas pedal, we’ll still lose! We

  115. nyyfana September 27th, 2011 at 11:50 am

    blake, any time one of their players fails, it’s injury as an excuse or something else, like cancer-stricken wife and now divorcing cancer-stricken wife. So you cant forget that Adrian Gonzalez’ shoulder is injured worse than anyone else’s shoulder in the history of the world.

  116. blake September 27th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    FakePeteGammons 12 mins Bedard & TBA next 2 starters for #Redsox is not an indictment of farm system. Prospects are there. You just can’t see them. Only I can.

  117. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:52 am

    haha blake. Gonzalez is getting a bit unfairly crushed by Sox fans, though. They’re really getting ugly on those sites. Reminds me of the game threads here when we’re losing, only 10-fold worse.

  118. 108 stitches September 27th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    The Sux are a 25 players – 25 cabs type of team. No real leader, no unity. There’s internal strife that won’t he heard about until their season is finished shortly.
    As Yankee fans we saw it on TV with heads hanging down like beat down dogs.

  119. jpb173 September 27th, 2011 at 11:53 am

    blake September 27th, 2011 at 11:51 am

    FakePeteGammons 12 mins Bedard & TBA next 2 starters for #Redsox is not an indictment of farm system. Prospects are there. You just can’t see them. Only I can.

    ====================================================

    I betcha’ they wish they’d held onto Justin Masterson.

  120. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Gonzalez is hitting 313 with a 436 OBP in Sept. I wish our guy at first was doing that

  121. blake September 27th, 2011 at 11:56 am

    Beltre and Vmart are better (and cheaper) than Gonzalez and Crawford.

  122. MTU September 27th, 2011 at 11:57 am

    JAP-

    Their genius GM put this team together. He should be the one to face the music.

    He decimated the farm system.

    He miscalculated the depth that would be needed in their SP.

    He overspent for valueless contracts like Lackey and Crawford.

    I’d say he should be checking the want ads.

    ;)

  123. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 11:58 am

    The Sux are a 25 players ? 25 cabs type of team. No real leader, no unity.

    —————————————————–

    The core there are the same as the one that won in 2007. The only bad clubhouse guys that could be causing this are Lackey and Crawford but don’t make this out to be a selfish clubhouse because I don’t think that is the issue.

  124. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    MTU, someone’s head is gonna roll. Maybe Tito’s, too.

  125. upstate kate September 27th, 2011 at 12:01 pm

    Why Crawford? He never had that rep. He was very well liked in Tampa.

  126. MTU September 27th, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    JAP-

    I like Francona. Not his fault he wasn’t provided with enough weapons, or that his player’s are not performing.

    They are just dumb enough to pin this on him and not target the real problem. Epstein.

  127. Triple Short of a Cycle September 27th, 2011 at 12:08 pm

    Why Crawford? He never had that rep. He was very well liked in Tampa.

    ——————————————————–

    I chose him and Lackey because those are the only big name guys that are different then 2007.

    Recently he has not spoken to the media and other players are getting tired of being asked questions about him. The fans cannot stand him

  128. MTU September 27th, 2011 at 12:10 pm

    New Thread –>

  129. J. Alfred Prufrock September 27th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    MTU, I don’t watch them religiously, but the Sox boards aren’t happy with Francona. Like Torre 2004-2007, they think he’s too cozy, manages devoid of inspiration, & has too many fat cats he strokes… I have no warm feeling toward Francona at all, myself.


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