Game Seven: What about Morgan?

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Morgan Ensberg sits on the bench each day after a successful Spring Training wondering what he has to do to get into the lineup. Meanwhile, with Giambi out of the lineup, Wilson Betemit gets another start at first.

Further down the line, with Mike Mussina on the mound, Jose Molina is behind the plate. That’s not a coincidence, but the corresponding move means that Jorge Posada will miss this game. If I’m putting this lineup together, I probably go with Ensberg at first today. In six games, he’s been up to bat just once this season.

On the hill is my favorite Yankee pitcher. Mike Mussina will attempt to blow his 84 mph fastballs past the Tampa Bay hitters. In all seriousness though, today’s start should be one in which we see how Mussina responds to his stuff. Last week, he had a slow fastball and some good breaking pitches. But he spent the game relying on his fastball when it’s not quite good enough to be an out-pitch anymore. Hopefully, Mussina will befuddle and confound the Rays’ hitters with an array of slow, slower, slowest that doesn’t involve 60 percent fastballs.

The Yanks face Jason Hammel today. Maybe Hammel is the cure for what ails them. Hammel, making his first start of the season, does not have much Major League success. Over 129 innings spanning two season, Hammel is 3-11 with a career ERA of 6.70. He’s given up 161 hits — 19 of those home runs — while walking 61 and striking out 96. Opponents are hitting .308/.381/.514 against Hammel, and the Yanks really should tee off against the Rays’ righty tonight.

Yankees
Damon LF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
Rodriguez 3B
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
Betemit 1B
Cabrera CF
Molina C

Mussina P

Rays
Iwamura 2B
Crawford LF
Pena 1B
Upton CF
Floyd DH
Hinske RF
Aybar 3B
DiFelice C
Bartlett SS

Hammel P

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  • matt K

    Also my favorite yankee pitcher, I realy want to win the world series this year for Moose

  • E-ROC

    No love for Ensberg?! :(

  • AndrewYF

    Why in the world would you start Morgan Ensberg over Wilson Betemit tonight? Betemit is good against RHP. Ensberg is awful against them. Case closed.

  • h2munro

    “. . . Rays’ righty tonight” . . . Isn’t that why Ensgerg sits again? I’d like to see him get some ab’s as well but it’s not likely with a righty starter on the mound. Just a thought.

  • GoYankees

    Weird. I hope this is not a doghousing issue. Perhaps Ensberg is being protected for the purposes of a trade, like for Nick?

  • mustang

    I agree on the Ensberg part he needs a game soon. Anyone no if were facing a lefty anytime soon ?

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

    Can someone explain to me why carl Crawford is not the Rays’ leadoff hitter?

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

      I don’t get it either. The three LHB at the top of the order is a little questionable too, why not flip Pena and BJ to mix in a RHB?

  • RichYF

    Yes Ben! Finally some love for that heater! Don’t be fooled by the radar guns folks, Moose throws nothing but gas!

  • AndrewYF

    Ensberg will likely pinch-hit for Betemit if he’s facing a left-hander out of the bullpen. He likely would have started if Kazmir were on the mound. John Bale is a crappy lefty on the Royals’ staff. Jon Lester is a mediocre young lefty on the Sox staff. Adam Loewen is a lefty on Baltimore’s staff. The White Sox have Buehrle and Danks. Cleveland has CC Sabathia and Cliff Lee. Detroit has Robertson, Rogers, and Willis. That’s for April. Ensberg will certainly be getting some at-bats soon enough, the Yankees just haven’t actually faced a lefty yet.

  • E-ROC

    Hideo Nomo is back in the majors.

    Does anyone want to predict Mussina’s statline for today’s game?

  • J.R.

    6.1 IP 6 H 4K 2BB 3ER

  • Manimal

    5.2 IP 7 H 2 K 3 BB 2 ER

  • Manimal

    BTW guys, Off topic but still cool,I found out today one of my friends are second cousins with NL Rookie of the year Ryan Braun. My friend is getting free tickets to Brewers vs Sox game this year.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    My point about Ensberg is that he should be getting in some ABs whether it’s today or not. He worked hard to make the team, and I would hate to see that progress dashed because he’s been up once since Opening Day.

  • Manimal

    Yankees enjoy signing people for the sake of it.

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

      Just so other teams can’t have them.

      • Manimal

        or because they want to waste money so us fans can complain about it.

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

    Mooooooooooooooose. Nice first inning.

  • Manimal

    WOW JOHNNY DAMON TOOK A PITCH, and then hit a single.

    btw moose looks nice.

  • Manimal

    Jeter sucking is completely throwing off the offense, no hit and run, no bunting, oh yeah GIDP.

  • Manimal

    Abreu hr! 2-0 lead in the first inning, thats already as many runs as yesturday.

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

    It’s nice to finally start a game like this.

  • Manimal

    yeah it feels great, If anyone is happy its Moose.

    Is it just you and I today Mike?

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

      Apparently.

  • E-ROC

    What’s the likelihood of Steve Phillips receiving the pink slip during the broadcast?

    • Manimal

      The likely hood of him complimenting the yankees.

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

      I’m sticking it out with Kay. Phillips is just too much of an idiot.

      • E-ROC

        Thank God for Orel Hershiser. Otherwise, the mute button would be activated.

        • yankeemonkey

          Orel is fanstastic. But is he enough to cancel out Phillips’ suckitude?

          • E-ROC

            Joe Morgan or Steve Phillips?? that’s a tough one.

            Orel is talking more than Phillips, so I guess that helps.

            If I had YES, I’d watch that channel, but I live in Idaho.

          • Number 27

            I think Orel does make up for Philips’s suckitude if only because listening to Philips makes me feel smarter/ he is hilariously retarded/ makes talking shit about the mets easier. Also Orel is sick..

  • E-ROC

    It’s good to see Abreu get a homerun.

    I wonder if Moose and Posada get along.

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

      Joe’s a bit of a personal catcher freak it seems. Matt Treanor was Dontrelle Willis’ and Scott Olsen’s personal catcher in 2006.

      • E-ROC

        I just thought it was a Torre thing. Well, whatever works.

  • mustang

    I’m on the Moose train….. Abreu nothing like a guy on his contract year $$$$$

  • E-ROC

    I guess the warm weather will give Moose three ticks on his fastball. 82-84 is as good as it gets in the cold for now.

  • yankeemonkey

    Huh. Moose getting outs and being economical to boot. Weird.

  • E-ROC

    WTF is wrong with Jeter????????

  • Number 27

    see what all your pining for ensberg gets you. jeter out… uh oh

  • Manimal

    The yankees should bring Abreu back

    whats up with Jete? Atleast Ensburg is in.

  • E-ROC

    Betemit at short; Ensberg at 1st

  • RichYF

    Hey Ben,

    You got your wish. Hope you’re happy now!!!!

  • Manimal

    to make things worse, its 2-1.

  • E-ROC

    That was right down the middle.

  • mustang

    what happen to Jeter ?????

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

    He was limping running to 1st after his at bat…

    • Manimal

      It didnt REALLY look like it, he did beat out the throw…

  • Manimal

    This just in, He trips on Dioner Navarro and grabs a 2 foot Machete to catch himself.

  • yankeemonkey

    No word from YES on Jeter yet…

  • Joey

    this sucks… I’m blacked out of the game on MLB.tv because I’m in Orlando and it’s not on ESPN2 because ESPN2 has ESPNNews on to cover this bullshit march madness crap… bad day just continuing

  • E-ROC

    ESPN just showed a replay of Jeter’s AB and busting down to first. Jeter had a painful look on his face when he started running. He might’ve pulled something.

    Damn, Orel’s son is 6’8″ 240. He’s a reliever for USC. Orel says his son does mop up duty, lol.

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

      His son is only a freshman, Working mop-up duty is standard for a kid that young pitching for a program like USC, even if his dad was a great pitcher.

  • E-ROC

    Damn, Molina had him by a mile, if only there was some accuracy.

    • Manimal

      Dont complain, hes been amazing behind the plate.

      • E-ROC

        I’m not complaining.

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

    Michael Kay, master of the predetermined outcome. It’s only a good call if it works…

    • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

      Is there anyway the Yankees can ship Michael Kay to the Nationals for a securitization of Elijah Dukes’ future bail?

      • Joey

        I doubt we could be that lucky

  • E-ROC

    I hope Jeter’s injury isn’t serious. Might we see The Attorney General? Nevermind, Girardi would probably go with Giambi at short.

  • Manimal

    Molina has been amazing! Jesus christ was he a good pick up.

  • Manimal

    God damn it damon.

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

    Geez can another Beat Blogger step up and pull his weight when Pete isn’t covering games? I mean none of them right now have an update on Jeter (not even something like, Jeter gets taken out of game. Finding out what happened as I type this)

    I love what Pete does on a regular basis, but I mean its not that hard to just update the damn blog. Its almost like the other journalists have conceded the all-access to The Lohud Yankees Blog.

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

    Come on Morgan!

  • E-ROC

    Steve Phillips didn’t like Damon bunting because Ensberg hasn’t played in a while.

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

    2-0 count … hopefully he turns on the upcoming meatball.

  • Xavier

    At least you guys get to watch the game, I have to listen to Ster&Sus all the way here in Bolivia,..can´t even watch it on mlb.tv cause internet too slow!! this REALLY sucks

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

      What does that tell you? Move to America!

      • Xavier

        i live in ny, here for 15 days..and on a side note i´ve seen a bunch of yankee hats and t´s and NO red sox hats!

  • Manimal

    Strained left quad! NO!

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

    Just a side note on why I just said what I said… I work in the Press Box for the Baltimore Ravens in the PR Department.. and we know why a player comes out of a game within 1-3 minutes after he comes off the field….this info is then announced out loud to the entire press box simultaneously…

    • Manimal

      Thats pretty cool.

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

    Upton has a hose

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

      He still kinda throws like an infielder, with a little bit of sidearm action. His throws from the outfield have a little armside run.

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

    Manimal.. did they say that on YES?

    • Manimal

      Yeah, they even showed him on first stretching it.

  • Manimal

    Lets see if arod is going to try for an hr or line drives.

    • yankeemonkey

      Or a ground ball to third.

  • Manimal

    They gave him right field! Why didnt Abreu steal with that nonsensical shift and then Arod can swing away.

  • E-ROC

    Is A-Rod pulling off the ball?

    Orel will be doing a piece on the evolution of Mike Mussina when they return to commercial break; in case anyone wanted to know.

  • Joey

    Gameday is reporting that Jeter came out of the game due to an injured leg

  • RollignWave

    shit, here we go again…

    if Jeter’s on the DL… who do we call up? Alberto? Green?(yuck)

    • Manimal

      Albie or Gardner is my guess. We dont need another infielder.

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

        Gardner’s hurt, bum foot. Nothing major, but he’s missing his second straight game today. Plus they’d need to clear a 40-man spot for him.

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

      Call up Gonzalez. Then we can watch him play everyday and realize that great D at short is nice, but having Jeter hit .320-15-80 each year is alot nicer.

    • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

      strained quad … anyone know days to recover? ive never personally done it

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

        Depends on how bad. Could be a few days, could be months.

        • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

          Thanks Mike.. Can we start feeding Angelini HGH and have him up here by the Red Sox series this weekend?

  • mustang

    Sprained quad for Jeter

    • Manimal

      You cant sprain a muscle. You can strain it however.

  • Batty

    Yup – confirmed by my bleeding ears from John Sterling and Susan Whoaman.

    • RollignWave

      i would assume that when they heard the news they must be wailing like a banshee ;)
      what’s with Yankees getting hurt during ESPN broadcast?

  • Batty

    Strained left quad.

  • mustang

    ok strain

  • Manimal

    Since when was Hinske a freaking ballerina.

  • KW

    Man Cano’s gotta start taking some pitches!

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

    While I don’t like seeing the offense struggle (4 pitch inning … whaaaaa???), I’m loving these crisp, 2 hour and 30 minute games.

    • Manimal

      That had to be the shortest inning of the year. Moose had 6 pitches and Rays had 4.

  • h2munro

    This is not the way I wanted Ensberg to get ab’s.

  • Manimal

    If it was bad he couldnt walk. Id say 2 games is optimistic. 5 games at most.

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

    Moose’s curve is hysterical. It looks like a whiffle ball pitch.

    • Manimal

      You havent seen my whiffle Curve, have you.

      Moose is one K away from tieing Cone.

  • Joey

    since I can’t watch the game right now I have to ask– is Hammels really pitching that good or is our offense really looking that bad? and how is Mussina doing with his location and velocity and all?

    • Manimal

      impatient hitting and Moose is dominant. One mistake and that ended up in the right field seats.

      Go to gameday or something…

  • http://riveraveblues.com Ben K.

    This is not how I envisioned Morgan Ensberg receiving more at bats.

  • Manimal

    NVM, tied Cone.

  • KW

    Moose needs to develop a funky motion, he’d be a pretty effective junkballer ala paul byrd

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

    Only 20 people in the history of the universe have struck out more batters than Moose. That’s impressive.

  • Joey

    I’m at gameday, but I’m not paying that much attention to it, watching TV more

  • RichYF

    Completely OT, but I’m laughing hysterically…

    Since I was at work I missed out on the Hughes post, but what a BEATING you guys gave He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named. It’s like a chain reaction. Actually, it’s like the wave. One person started what most people were reluctant to do…then another jumped in…and another…next thing you know BAM! We’ve got a wave going…

    Anyway back to your regularly scheduled program..

  • yankeemonkey

    Doesn’t it seem like whenever someone’s 0-fer is mentioned, the next pitch is always hammered?

  • Manimal

    fast ball in the middle of the plate for a double, his second mistake.

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

    Why does Michael Kay think that everyone who watches a game on TV is a total nitwit?

    • Manimal

      seriously, were not dumb.

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

    So here’s the million dollar question. If this game says 2-1, how do you work the set-up situation? Joba not only worked the 2 innings yesterday, he also warmed up in the pen the day before. Do you make it three days in a row?

    I say go with Ohlendrof, Traber and Bruney, in that order.

    • Manimal

      Bruney and Olendorf can be interchangable and bring in Traber for lefties.

  • Joey

    according to gameday moose hasn’t thrown 1 fastball. anything between 82-88 is a slider for him. lol

    • Manimal

      Thats actually funny lol

  • Manimal

    I hope Joe doesnt leave Moose in too long like last time and waste a good effort by Moose.

  • Manimal

    Ensburg has had the greatest at bats besides Abreu and Arod.

    Pena is still amazing me with his leather.

  • E-ROC

    F*cking Pena.

    I’d go with Farns, Bruney, Ohlendorf. Maybe bring in Traber for a tough lefty. I know Farnsdearth has been sucking, I just think the free swinging Rays will make him look good.

    • yankeemonkey

      FARNS?! Did you forget the moonshot he gave up to Pena the other day??

      • E-ROC

        You HAD to remind me. I think Traber would face Pena, if it came to that.

  • yankeemonkey

    Starting to feel like a hex or something.

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

    The Martini Glass Defense? Good grief.

  • Alan

    The hell? The Martini glass defense? Someone take the microphone away from Kay.

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

    Ugh, nice throw Cano.

  • E-ROC

    The ever casual CANO!!!!!

  • Batty

    Crap – error. 2 run hr coming up.

  • RichYF

    2R HR inc

    • yankeemonkey

      To be fair, Moose was pretty darn good up until a few years ago.

      • yankeemonkey

        Oops, replied to wrong comment.

        Yay, Alex!

  • Alan

    Robinson Cano, ladies and gentlemen.

  • usty

    On the bright side I’m pretty sure Moose is going to have a stroke on the mound one day after all these errors.

  • Alan

    Good outing so far for Mussina *knocks on wood*

  • RichYF

    GJ Moose.

    Maybe he’s turning a corner. It only took what? 18 years? Better late than never right?

  • E-ROC

    A triple by Abreu.

  • Mike R.

    When is Abreu’s contract up? does anyone know?

  • Batty

    Man Abreu’s on fire!

  • Joey

    this season is his last, I don’t think there’s another club option

  • Xavier

    it is high it is far!! oh wait off the wall!!! classic sterlin

  • E-ROC

    Finally, A-Rod goes to the opposite field for a base hit.

  • Batty

    Thank you A-Rod for not swinging for the fences.

  • Joey

    Moose pitching well and getting run support? My head hurts…

  • mustang

    Abreu’s contract up this year. He is on his walk year why do you think he so hot $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  • Batty

    Godzilla!

  • E-ROC

    4-1 Yanks.

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

    Wow, that bat exploded.

  • E-ROC

    LOL @ Betemit.

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

    IBB??? I wonder if Joe Maddon knows that the good M. Cabrera plays in Detroit.

    • Joey

      Stop your Melky hatin’. lol. They know he kicks ass!

  • Joey

    well it worked…

  • urbanshocker

    why pull mussina after only 82 pitches? couldn’t they at least have brought him out for the seventh and gone batter by batter?

    • Batty

      They need to get Hawkins back up there to erase that nasty outing on Friday.

      • Batty

        Sorry – don’t know how that got under here.

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

    wtf did Bruney just spit out of his mouth??? That was not your standard baseball player spit…

  • Number 27

    I like this move: taking moose out with 82 pitches. While he prob could have pitched a couple more outs, he leaves with a good outing and prob feel better for his next start.

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

    Gotta love Mike Kay – “we predicted this earlier in the series, the better these guys pitch, the more they’ll see important late-game innings.” Kay’s crystal ball expired in 1983 apparently.

  • Greg C.

    Thats probably all Moose is good for at this point in the season at this point in his career- though I would’ve gone batter by batter also. Maybe Girardi didn’t want Moose to show him up and tell him to sit back down in the middle of the inning.

  • Batty

    I think it’s better to take him out on a high note – the relievers need to work and its early in the season.

  • mustang

    I hate to put this out there, but does anyone thinking Moose is loading the ball. Because man those breaking balls were of the hook.

  • mustang

    If he is please keep doing it and don’t get caught. LOL

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

    Farnsworth is warming up. Girardi must want his team to improve their record in 1 run games.

  • Ivan

    Farnsworth Warming up. Surprise he didn’t use Traber with the three lefties.

    • Mike R.

      Traber has already been warming up since the 6th. I wouldn’t be surprised to see him come in.

  • mustang

    YES!!!!!! BABY Morgan Ensberg !!!!!!

  • Mike R.

    A double here would be nice to see.

  • mustang

    MORGAN….. MORGAN….. MORGAN !!!!!

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.blogspot.com Jamie

    Verryy Random question… maybe Mike or Ben would know… but has there ever been a study done on the Best Hitter(s) against the Best Pitcher(s) over.. say a 10 year span or something?

    It would be interesting to see where guys like A-Rod, Manny and the like would rank

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

      No idea. Sorry.

  • mustang

    You have got to be kidding me…..WOW no way was that a strike

  • Batty

    Godzilla x 2!

  • Number 27

    betemit looks terrible at the plate.

  • KW

    Hat trick for Bet, yikes

  • mustang

    Betemit bad spring training and right into the season.
    Calling Mr. Gonzalez……

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

    Farnsworth with a 1-2-3 inning. Something like that could only happen at Yankee Stadium.

  • Batty

    Whoa – Farnsworth got out unscathed.

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

    If someone gets on, Bobby will get another shot at the cycle…

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

      Two people need to get on, I assumed Melk was batting 9th.

      • yankeemonkey

        I’ll gladly take a scoreless 9th and a win instead.

    • RollignWave

      or the first shot at the REAL cycle (aka BB 1B 2B 3B HR)

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

        Or the good ol’ Bobby Abreu hat trick: walk, double, stolen base.

  • RichYF

    I’m amazed by Michael Kay right now. He actually made a rational thought. Two of them.

    1. The Gold Glove has nothing to do with your glove
    2. Rafael Palmeiro won the Gold Glove in 1999 with 28(!!!!) games at first base. How the hell is that even possible?

  • RichYF

    Lol, Paul O’neill chants in the background. Poor LaTroy, all he wants to do is get some outs!

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

    I never thought a “Paul O’Neill … Paul O’Neill” chant would be annoying. Get the fuck over it people.

    • steve (different one)

      it’s beyond idiotic

  • ansky

    Charleston up 3-2 in the 7th. nothing to write home about.

  • Greg

    So because a new guy has O’Neill’s number, let’s do our best to get in his head so our team can lose games. Yeah that makes a lot of sense.

  • Manimal

    Yankees fans are real dicks for that, Its getting into his head now.

  • Batty

    I think Hawkins is a great teammate but a 3 ERA at Coors Field is not going to translate well to the AL. I’d be very surprised if he’s on the postseason roster.

    • Batty

      Whew – good SO!

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

      A 3 ERA at Coors is very impressive, humidor or not,

      • Batty

        True – it’s just a gut feeling. From everything I’ve read I really like him a lot and hope he kicks ass this year…but I still got that nagging gut feeling.

    • Mike R.

      Dude. You do realize that Coors is an extreme hitters park don’t you?

  • Manimal

    Game over.

    That was nasty pitch for a K.

  • doty

    i dont know why mariano had to get up no need to waist him there. we had a 5 run lead

    • Batty

      Conditioned response ;)

  • Steve A

    Always a good night when you hear Frank Sinatra singing at the end! Nice win.

  • Batty

    OK, I know Matsui did great but the Star? Really? How about Moose or Abreu?

  • http://deleted Seamus O’Toole

    the stadium looked half empty today.

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

      It’s been like that all season. The fucking corporate types by loads of tickets, then don;t bother to show it. It’s terrible.

      • Batty

        Not so sure. I went to the box office to pick up a ticket for last Friday – they told me they were all sold out. I checked the tickets before leaving and told them which section to look at, then all of a sudden they were like, “oh yeah – I missed that one, sorry.” Worse part was a group of kids next to me trying to buy tickets (looked like they were in Jr. High) and they told them the same thing. Way to build the fan base.

        Friend of mine said you used to have to bribe them to get a ticket – apparently they’ve gone back to that figuring there would be lots of desperate fans. That and they are REALLY socking it to anyone buying tix online – criminal. $6-8 surcharge for each ticket. Fuck them.

    • Stryker

      it’s a shame. the girlfriend and i have been looking to go to our first baseball game together. the games are all sold out for the most part, and look at the stadium today – virtually no one there. i hate that it’s become an issue of have’s and have nots when it comes to seeing a freakin’ baseball game.

  • steve (different one)

    so Moose has definitely looked NOT BAD so far this season.

    interesting…

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

    Doesn’t Sinatra sing at the end of every game?

    • steve (different one)

      no, when they lose they play Liza Minelli’s “NY NY”

  • Victoria

    You jinxed Jeter by saying that Ensberg should be in the line-up! I’m disowning you.

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

    That comment by Ken Singleton yesterday is still in my head, “Isn’t there such a thing as shortening the game from the beginning?” in response to the Joba debate.

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

    It’s a truth. He put it beautifully.

  • ansky

    4-2 Charleston over Savannah final.

  • Batty

    Update on Jeter. The leg pulled – he’s day to day but probably out for at least a week and they’ll take it easy. When Girardi was asked about moving A-Rod to SS he didn’t dismiss the idea.

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

    Girardi says no DL for Jeter but they’re thinking a few days.

  • doty

    love to a-rod at ss he is much better at the position than jeter. may be a blessing in disguise, jeter comes back and has to play 3rd! would be nice -but doubt it will happen