Game 1: Let’s try that again

Pay-Rod indeed
'That's just textbook Yankee baseball'

So yesterday afternoon’s planned Opening Day didn’t go off quite as scheduled. Mother Nature decided to literally rain on the Yanks’ parade for a little while longer, and the Blue Jays and Yankees will try again tonight.

The keyword there is “try.” At around 5 p.m., it was still raining in the city, and the hourly forecast for the Bronx looks a little dicey. Forget the countdown clock; this non-stop rain is simply the Baseball Gods’ way of telling the Yankees that they should not be messing with baseball tradition with a new stadium.

For the Yankees, yesterday’s rain-out meant that the out-spoken Hank Steinbrenner will make tonight’s game. The Yanks’ Senior Vice President opted to stay in Tampa yesterday when he heard about the expected weather conditions in New York. Funny how that worked out for him.

The lineups are the same; the pitching match-ups are the same. Expect a lot of groundballs skating around on what will be a fairly damp infield. Can Chien-Ming Wang bring home the Yanks’ eleventh straight home opener victory? Will Joe Girardi win the first game managed by someone other than Joe Torre since 1995? We’ll find out, but no matter the answers, it’s time for baseball gain.

New York Yankees
Johnny Damon LF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada C
Hideki Matsui LF
Melky Cabrera CF

Chien-Ming Wang RHP

Toronto Blue Jays
David Eckstein SS
Shannon Stewart LF
Alex Rios RF
Vernon Wells CF
Frank Thomas DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Aaron Hill 2B
Marco Scutaro 3B
Gregg Zaun C

Roy Halladay RHP

Notes: As we did last year and on and off through Spring Training, use the comments to discuss anything under the sun. How’s Michael Kay doing? How do the Yanks look? Just chat about the game…Please consider donating to the Big Three K’s Craniosynostosis fundraiser we’re hosting this year to benefit the Jorge Posada Foundation. We’ve received pledges totaling $3.235 per Big Three strike out.

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Pay-Rod indeed
'That's just textbook Yankee baseball'
  • bostonsucks@life

    I have the baseball package and the Yanks game isn’t listed. Anybody know if we get the game still ?

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      i’m trying to figure that out too…

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Why do I torment myself listening to M&MD? Fruit Loops is sitting here making the argument that Dustin Pedroia (http://djpostl.files.wordpress.....ppysox.jpg) is a better OVERALL player than Robinson Cano. I don’t even have to make an argument to that stupidity but the reason I’m writing about this is because a caller phoned in with actual numbers to back his argument of Cano over Pedroia (instead of fruit loops saying, “he likes to win, he loves to play”….yeah, that’s real rare dumb ass) and all Russo could do when the caller said that Cano had a better range factor was say (as he searches through his bright ass yellow “stat” book) “I don’t know, Mike said it before, Cano’s a little lazy sometimes”.

    What an asshole.

    • The Scout

      Jamal:
      Just remember that those two clowns are in the entertainment business, they aren’t sports analysts. They intend to get under your skin — that’s where the ratings are. Take it for what it’s worth, which is not much. Every once in a while they hit it right, like the blind squirrel finding an acorn.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Wait, Jamal. Are you saying that Mike Francesca and Chris Russo said something ignorant and racist? Stop the presses ;)

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Great news, tarp was taken off the field just moments ago. I’m serious, unlike Ben I actually have a heart…:)

  • http://www.overheardinnewyork.com NC Saint

    Just for the fun of nitpicking, I have to point out that there have been a number of games managed by people other than Torre since then, what with suspensions and the like.

    It just occurred to me that since Girardi is a former Torre bench coach, he must have managed some Yankee games already. Digging around, the first one I came up with was from May of 2005, when he lost to the effing Royals, ending a six game skid for them. Not a great omen.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I thought about that, but I don’t think that really counts. Torre’s still pulling the strings. Remember, a few years ago, Don Zimmer held the reins for a few weeks while Torre recovered from surgery. I know my statement wasn’t 100 percent true, but the dugout belongs to Girardi. No one else has been able to say that since 1995.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    and the answer is yes…just added…whew

  • bostonsucks@life

    Yeah I just saw that the game was added, bout to think my 160 bucks was going to waste. Finally baseball… lets go Yanks

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Pere PeteAbe when summarizing Joe G.’s pre-game press conference:

    “The most interesting part, I thought, was that he plans to stick with Cano at the No. 6 spot and could move him up. He’s not hitting sixth because he has good numbers against Roy Halladay. The Yankees also seem to be off the idea of having a long reliever.”

    That just makes me so giddy about Cano. Also the long relief thing is very good news.

  • Dave P.

    2 left fielders? Is that allowed? Haha. Keep up the great work. You guys got me through the offseason. GO YANKS!!!!!!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Hughes got a damn good ovation!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    LoL, A-Rod is such a dork. He has no special handshakes with anybody.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Thank God Yankee baseball is back.

  • RichYF

    If these walls could talk, they’d ask Michael Kay to shut the hell up.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Dude, that’s exactly what I was thinking during that piece.

      • RichYF

        I was talking to my friend online, and I kept hearing him say “if these walls could talk” for what seemed like 5 minutes straight. I started getting so furious toward the end there.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

          That’s really going to become this year’s “Buster Olney thinks A-Rod is a good fit,” isn’t it?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      That’s hilarious.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    i work for comcast so i get a discount…lucky me lol

  • Manimal

    That video SO got me in the mood of good ol’ fashion baseball.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link
  • Manimal

    HERE WE GO! You guys want to get in a mlb chat room or just chill here.

    lets pray arod catches his first pop up

  • Manimal

    STRIKE. game over. we win.

  • RichYF

    I’LL SHOW YOU RANGE TO MY LEFT!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Ah the Roll Call. Music to me ears.

  • Manimal

    Agreed.

  • Manimal

    AROD CHARGE THAT SHIT

    • RichYF

      “Solid baserunning there.”

  • Manimal

    Cant blame wanger for that one, that was just good hitting.

  • cjc

    I’d hate for rios to ever make an out against us ho hum at least wangs stuff looks good

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wang’s leavin’ the sinker up.

  • Manimal

    Dont jynx it mann, I thought that in the playoffs too.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      You do know you can reply to individual comments via the pull down menu under the comment box, right?

      • RichYF

        Yeah, I know that all too well, apparently I like to put my comments under others. I think Giambi looks dainty on the bases compared to Rios on that one.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Wow. Thank you, Alex Rios.

  • Manimal

    line drive to cano, dp.

    god damn hes got mad hops.

  • bostonsucks@life

    Lucky you link.
    Nice mowhack rios

  • cjc

    nice job by rios contract on your mind bud

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Thank you, Alex Rios.

  • Manimal

    Lets see that offense now. A little birdy told me they were pretty good.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Lmao, Cano had that “You dumb ass…” look when he was about to throw to 1st.

    I really love this lineup BTW.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Damon got owned.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Come on Abreu, I have you in my “Yankees First…Contest” for a single.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Kay just called Halladay “a decent pitcher.”

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    These guys should really pick some new “at bat” music for the new season. These songs are so last year.

    And there’s our first hit of the season. Single by Abreu for all 100+ of you keeping score at home.

  • Manimal

    DOUBLE!

  • RichYF

    Picture perfect. Can’t plan the first run any better. Color me excited.

  • cjc

    yeah so that guys pretty good

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    A-Rod mofo. You can’t front on that.

  • Manimal

    I agree with the songs except Mo. enter the sandman is epic especially to number 42.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Arod says color me MVP again MOFO

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Mind you I’ve been in VA now 6 years but listening to Kay question for you guys…does it seem like he has never gotten used to being on tv? he calls a game like he’s still on radio…we see the ball going to the wall lol….splitting the outfielders…wonder if he still does the ‘interlocking ny’ lol…

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      It sounds like he got too used to TV. He talks endless about stupidly obvious things just so he can go home and listen to himself on the encore. I’m convinced of it.

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    “if he can stay healthy, he can put up numbers” — kay, in reference to giambi. no shit, sherlock.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He is the master of the obvious.

  • RichYF

    A-Rod makes more than the Florida Marlins, but what are the chances he outperforms them as well? A-Rod win shares > Marlins victories? I wish.

  • Jake S

    Why won’t Giuseppe Franco just die?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Anybody interested in that MLBFA.org thing?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    Fan Yang’s Super Spectacular Bubble Show? Is this for real? A gazillion bubbles? What?

  • Manimal

    Giambis out was one of those “OHHHH! aw…” outs.

    NOOOOOOOOOO GUISSEPPI FRANCO IS BACK! =[

    As a fan watching at home I jump up at everything since everything looks like a hr LOL, is it just me?

  • RichYF

    What’s the over/under on days until Jeter’s defense is attacked by the public this year?

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    past a diving a-rod lol….

  • Manimal

    Cheap hits. Very cheap hits.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Why did Kay just have to say “this is my hood…”?

    God Dammit.

    God Dammit again with these punk ass base hits.

  • cjc

    at what point does toronto request permission for thomas to use a walker

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Or a Rascal. Those are cooler.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    I wonder if MO still remembers Scutaro.

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      i remember looking at the tv in disbelief…

  • Manimal

    GIAMBI!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • cjc

    breaking news giambi won ‘t win a gold glove

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Mink woulda turned two there.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Agree. I miss him.

    • cjc

      you would have turned two there

      • Manimal

        Maybe even 3. He would find a way.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Why are we still talking about the freaking Indians?

  • Manimal

    Giambi can still scoop

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Jorge’s in midseason form…

  • CB

    I don’t think Derek Jeter makes that play ranging to his left to make a play behind second base last year with the way his knee was.

    His range to his left has never been good (as is much discussed…). You don’t see him make that kind of play often. Last year was particularly bad with his knee being injured.

    He supposedly worked out very hard in the off season and his knee is better.

    One play but it was good to see.

  • cjc

    nice slider

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Pedro Martinez just had a 12 pitch at-bat. That is all.

  • cjc

    screw it walk him he woul just get a hit anyway god I have come to hate rios

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    “they’re being very careful with rios, well, why wouldn’t they?” -michael kay

    umm, michael, the bases are empty and there are two outs. retard.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    oh yeah Jeter’s defense sucks :p

  • cjc

    its only been three innings but I agree there is a 100% chance that last season we would have heard and past a diving jeter on that ball wells just hit

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Work that count Melky!

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    that was then 1976 graphic…omg…

    who thinks of these things honestly? inflation much? can they cpi those numbers and get back to us?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Really. 1976 was a very bad economic year and those gas prices were high. Wasn’t there an oil embargo or something? Wasn’t that when there were gas lines because you could only buy gas every other day or was that 78?

  • Smitt Dog

    What do you think we’d have to give up to get Overbay. Something about him screams second coming of Olerud to me.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Too much. That seems to be the anwser to every trade proposal these days.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    No more Aflac????

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    The NYS Smoker’s Quitline Quiz? Good grief.

  • Smitt Dog

    Also, arent Paulie and Kay supposed to hate each other? sounds like someone at YES had a talk with them about doing a better job of pretending to get along.

    MELKY!!!!!!!!!!

  • Smitt Dog

    I LOVE MELKY!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Eat it Overbay.

    BTW, Pedro has given up 4 runs, 4 hits, and a BB in just 2 innings thus far…against the Marlins.

    You can eat it too Hill.

  • ansky

    HOLY DOUBLE SHITS!!

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Melky!!

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      excuse me…Leche!!!

  • Mike R.

    Damn you and your average defense at CF Melky!! DAMN YOU!!!!!

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Gotta love contract years…2/2 for Abreu.

    BTW, if I had A-Rod’s year, I wouldn’t change my song either.

  • CB

    Where is Brett Gardner?

    I can’t believe we’re stuck with Melky. What is this non sense in centerfield. How do they play someone named Leche in centerfield

  • RichYF

    Paul, you were quite a pitcher in your day, how would you pitch A-Rod?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      Heh.

  • yankeemonkey

    ARod sucks. Trade him.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I think the Yankees forgot how to work the count. Halladay’s probably at like, 40 pitches.

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

      Roy has thrown 42 thru four while Wang has already delivered 51 entering the fifth.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

      42 pitches … I wasn’t far off.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Why in the hell do the Yanks keep swinging at the first pitch after a DP?

  • cjc

    scutaro meh

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    jeter can’t pick a short hop? really?!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    way to go Big G! way to look the runner back.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Lmao, the Blue Jays have had 17 different SS since 2001 and yet JP Riccardi’s dumb ass still didn’t listen to Keith Law (when he was in TOR front office) and the scouting dept. when they told him to draft Troy Tulowitzki.

  • RichYF

    “And the pitch to Stewart…is inside” Pretty sure that pitch hit the dirt. I just choked on my sandwich a little bit. I’m going back in the kitchen.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Wang really can’t control that slider tonight…where’s the change up? Anyone noticed if he threw one yet?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Eat it Rios.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    not for nothing but could it be possible that Wang occasionally throws up to set up that low sinker? I mean if he always threw low sinkers, sliders and fastballs it would be pretty easy to sit on that low pitch would it not? Rios was totally fooled on that pitch…

  • CB

    I like the Yankee’s offensive approach tonight. They needed to change the way they handled Halladay.

    Halladay over his career has only walked 6% of all the Yankee hitters he’s ever faced.

    That’s remarkable – especially against the yankees. And in turn he’s dominated them. Their approach of taking pitches, drawing walks, being patient to run up pitch counts isn’t likely to work against a guy like Halladay.

    For comparison, Halladay has only walked 5% of all of the Tampa hitters he’s ever faced. Tampa Bay has always had some of the youngest and least patient hitters in all of baseball.

    You’d think the Yankees would draw more walks against Halladay than the Rays would. But that’s not the case. That comparison shows how badly Halladay takes away one of the biggest strengths of the offense.

    That pretty much tells you how much Halladay has neutralized the yankee’s patient approach in the past. What’s the point of falling behind 0-1, 1-2 every at bat?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    I really hope Kay explains the logic behind him saying “Halladay’s faced the minimum through 5.”

  • yankeemonkey

    Uh oh…Metsies might be in trouble – Pedro just left with either hammy or groin pull.

  • pete

    i hate how many cheap hits the blue jays have gotten
    wang’s been pitching pretty well.

  • Manimal

    no breaks for the yankees but all the breaks you could imagine for Toronto.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Wang has a 2:1 GB:FB ratio through six innings while Halladay has a ratio of 5:1 through five.

    Wang hasn’t ben dominant but 2 runs through 6 is not bad either.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Two AB by Melky and he was work the count full twice…Whadafuxup?!

  • Smitt Dog

    MVP-ELKY

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    GOOOOOOOOOOOO MELKYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

    MVP MVP MVP MVP

  • yankeemonkey

    It’s Melky’s world, we’re just living in it.

  • http://mybaseballbias.com YANKEE BIAS

    Gotta love that. Give Melk some love RAB!

  • Manimal

    TIENES LECHE?!!?!??!

    GO MELKMAN!

    • Manimal

      Sorry for the all caps, it exploded out of me 0;]

  • bostonsucks@life

    Holy Melky batman

  • yankeemonkey

    Who had Melky in the pool as the first HR?

    • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

      A liar.

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    Leche!!

  • Babe’s Ghost

    That’s the Melkyway!

  • Rob

    During a 10 pitch AB too!

  • AndrewYF

    Okay, who put Melky for first homerun?

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      I don’t think anyone had Melky.

    • RichYF

      All the guys from RAB did. They’ve been his biggest supporter since the day he got called up iirc.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Ben K.

      Scratch that. You were the only one.

      • AndrewYF

        Holy crap, I did have him. I forgot. Wow.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Melk picked a good day to have his best game of the year ;)

    • Rich

      I hope he’s not done yet.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    BTW, who the hell is going to replace Pedro for the Mets? Is El Duque ready?…..Claudio Vargas anyone?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    We’re through six innings in under two hours…and here I am thinking the Yankees were on tonight.

  • J.R.

    El Duque probably can, he was going to be the long guy out of the pen. His arm is still in starters shape.

    • RollignWave

      He’ll join Pedro on the DL pretty soon too though ;) I guess that’s the idea. platooning those two on the dl and occasionally the rotation.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    BIG G is loose.

  • Smitt Dog

    MINKY WHO?

  • J.R.

    Flashing the leather.

  • RichYF

    A big cat out there indeed.

  • Manimal

    Ive got to say Im impressed with Giambi so far.

  • Alan

    Am I the only one whos sick of Michael Kay yet? His incessant ramblings completely take away from the game for me.

    • yankeemonkey

      You’re not the only one.

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    “the numbers don’t lie there.” –michael kay in reference to giambi’s offensive splits 1b vs dh.

    umm… actually they do michael kay. those 1b numbers were put up during his prime, some years on oakland (and on the juice). the dh numbers were accrued recently dumbass.

  • Smitt Dog

    very true

  • Manimal

    GI Joe made 1 more good decision than joe torre ALREADY.

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    if he calls eckstein “pesky” one more time i’m breaking the tv.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    7 IP, 2 ER in Wang’s first start. Now how many hack writes were predicting Armageddon for Wang due to his ST ERA and his 2007 ALDS?

    • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

      its encouraging that wang was able to go 7ip, 2 runs considering he didn’t have his best stuff. he labored today. i’m impressed.

  • Manimal

    Pedro is hurt. Phillies win East.

  • Alan

    Come on Paulie, do to Michael like you would a water cooler.

  • Joey

    I gotta say every time I see Guiliani my stomach goes into knots thinking about his ass saying he’s rooting for that team in boston during the playoffs to try to get votes… disgusting politian

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Which do you think happens first, Bob Lorenz replaces Michael Kay as the play-by-play man or Derek Jeter vacates SS?

    • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

      when jeter vacates ss, he can play left field or first base. michael kay will be selling you a big mac.

    • yankeemonkey

      More likely that a black hole opens up and swallows the Earth than either one of these….

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    “Jason Giambi spent all spring practicing going the other way, not necessarily hitting grounders to third…”

    Who, tell me who the fuck practices hitting grounders to third Michael Kay?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    C’mon Giambi, I had you for my first BB.

  • yankeemonkey

    “Do they bunt with Cano?” Thank God Kay is not a ML manager.

  • Smitt Dog

    Very heady play by Giambi today…

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    You see that Emil Brown, that’s what you call BASE RUNNING.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Wow, walking the bases loaded for Hit-deki

  • Manimal

    Repeat of ’03? Matsui Grand Salami

  • yankeemonkey

    Make ‘em pay, Godzilla.

  • Manimal

    FINALLY, the 08′ NY yankees catch a freaking break.

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    dp ball

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    LoL, Halladay is a hater.

  • Manimal

    JOBA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Some fat kid from Nebraska is coming in…

    • Manimal

      I wonder what his song was?

  • Manimal

    He yelled at Melky for his Curtain call? He knows melky was the one that threw a punch in preseason… right?

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    joba time.

    • Manimal

      This just in, Midges attack Yankee Stadium.

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Joba like it’s hot.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    I better not see this shit the entire season.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Come on Joba, show me at least one curve or change up.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    God Dammit, I need him to be a starter but I LOVE HIM IN THE 8TH.

  • Manimal

    wow, THAT ladies and gentlemen, Is a fist pump.

  • RichYF

    Pretty sure Joba serves nothing but Happy Meals, because I’m 100% lovin’ it

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    kay was speechless after that K. that’s a bonus.

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    1-run game in the final three innings, my coach would have my ass if I dove for that ball (even if I made the catch).

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    Maybe they IBB A-Rod and we see Ensberg/Duncan PH for the Big G?

  • Manimal

    Nope. No shelley unfortunately.

  • Smitt Dog

    Uh.. a Joba commercial? Little early?

    • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

      was thinking the same thing…

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    joba commercial?

  • Manimal

    My god where were these fans in the playoffs?

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    I love being a Yankees fan.

    GG.

  • Smitt Dog

    I mean… Going into this season, isnt that the way you script the first game out? That is exactly as we planned it. First of many fellas

  • http://myspace.com/lincolnsworld Link

    ball game over…yankees win…theee yankees winn!!!

  • RichYF

    How bout these Yanks?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    First place baby!

  • Jake T

    Let’s all just enjoy this moment…..
    The baseball season has officially begun.

  • Joey

    Wow, I though 200+ comments here was a lot, then I headed over to LoHud and he’s nearing 1000! I like this one better, more personal, smaller- suites me better. I’ll be more active chatting during the season, my one comment wasn’t even about baseball… go figure. I can go to sleep in a good mood now, the Yanks winning like they always should. Great game

  • AndrewYF

    First strikeout – Damon.
    First Homer – Melky.
    First Win – Wang.

    Got meself 3 points today. Now I just need Jeter to steal a base before anyone else does and for Farnsworth to blow one.

  • PghJeff

    Well it’s been 6 months, but that familiar winning feeling is back…and it feels as good as ever, let’s keep this going

  • Joey

    P.S. Mike I think you need to revise the Commenting Guideline and add “when it comes to Michael Kay there is no such thing as offensive language, cursing, or whatever in describing him or his comments” I know you’re not limiting profanity to begin with, just telling us to keep in to a minimum (basically), but I believe this addition is necessary although probably understood

  • http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=56352514 Jamal G.

    First Hit- Abreu Single
    First Walk – Giambi

  • http://www.magicball.net LBA Prequel

    Wow, Melky made some amazing webgem-quality defensive plays and even hit what would be the game winning HR off of one of the best pitchers in the league REALLY SUCKS!

    Can’t tell you how excited I was seeing a great performance from my boys Wang and Melky. Made waiting an extra day for the opener totally worth it.

  • http://www.johncerra.smugmug.com John Cerra

    First of all, I went to yesterday’s rainout. Just in case somebody didn’t mention this, it wasn’t really raining. I went back to work in Manhattan, it wasn’t raining. I walked to the Port Authority Bus. It wasn’t raining.

    I miss Michael Kay on the radio. I’m done with Sterling. Suzanne would be fine with Kay…but there just isn’t room in the both for anyone with Sterling.

    I have had some inside info…Kay and O’Neil get along just fine., are even almost friends. From what I heard, Kay had his fill with Sterling.

    Yes, Kay calls the game like he is on radio. He is still the best of announcers, although the Singleton and Leiter have done well also.

  • Dave P.

    I’ll take Singleton and Kaat anyday. Kay is TERRIBLE.

  • http://www.TheBronxStop.com TheBronxStop

    How is that for the MelkMan?