Jun
17

Game 71: Rock out with Wang out

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While the Yanks won’t feel the effects of Chien-Ming Wang‘s absence until Saturday, this is their first official game without him. Hence the mildly inappropriate title.

Couple of notes from PeteAbe (because you haven’t seen his game thread yet, right?). Dan Giese is official for Saturday. If he can give us a couple of decent starts — six or seven innings, three or four runs each time out — it’ll be tough to complain. Ian Kennedy won’t be up anytime soon, at least not in time for the Mets doubleheader a week from Friday. The time in AAA will do him good. Yes, I just said that.

Apparently, Brian Cashman is intrigued by the hot start of Trenton righty Al Aceves. He’s not exactly young; eight months younger than yours truly. But he’s dealing in Trenton right now, having walked just three guys in 36 innings, striking out 29, and sporting an even 2.00 ERA. Cashman, though, said he’d need at least a little time at Scranton before the Yanks will consider him. Does that mean he’ll be promoted soon?

Good find from Mike. John Moores, owner of the Padres, has taken his entire staff to New York so they can experience the old Stadium before it is no more. Sounds like a boss I’d like to work for.

And finally, your lineups:

1. Johnny Damon, LF
2. Derek Jeter, SS
3. Bobby Abreu, RF
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Jason Giambi, 1B
7. Jorge Posada, C
8. Robinson Cano, 2B
9. Melky Cabrera, CF

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That lineup is just scary, I mean wow. Opposing pitchers must feel just owned before they even toe the rubber.

    Nice “Tales of Triumph” on YES about the 1998 World Series run. Wish I was old enough around those years that I could remember it and even care about it, LoL.

    • Joltin’ Joe

      Haha, exactly. When I started paying attention to it I was too young to understand the significance of four titles in 5 years. They haven’t won since I was 10 years old.

    • mustang

      I’m just floor by the both you.

    • mustang

      No wonder some of you are ok with missing the playoff. Some you have never seen them not miss the playoff.
      WOW

  • mustang

    “He’s not exactly young; eight months younger than yours truly. ”
    Al Aceves is 25 YEARS OLD!!!!!!!!!
    I’m wondering how he can make it up the stairs.
    Sometimes you guys really know how to hurt a guy.
    LOL

    • Joey

      25 is OLD man ;-)

      • tommiesmithjohncarlos

        Might as well call him up now and see if he can help before he dies in a couple of years…

  • Jake H

    John F’s hair looks terrible

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

    is the SIY/Cyclones game really being televised? It doesn’t seem to be on SNY….

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

      No, I’m an idiot. I made a mistake, Thursday’s game will be televised on SNY, not today’s. Again, my bad. Sorry about that.

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

    Randy Wolf has a sick curve.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    LoL, are you allowed to run onto the black seats for a HR?

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

      Uh, no. I’m sure those two morons are on their way out of the Stadium.

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

    We should give A-Rod a raise if he keeps hitting like this.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    owned.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I don’t get Jon Lester, one start he’s 91-93MPH and tonight his heater has been topping out at 86-MPH thus far.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    owned again. DAMN!

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

    Pick up that man’s option!

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      eh not quite. not yet at least…

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    is this the guy you all want to trade for?

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

      If the price is right, yep. There’s no shame in giving up a homer to A-Rod. Giambi’s shot was a Yankee Stadium job.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Per Pete Abe:

    “UPDATE, 7:36 p.m.: Brian Bruney threw a 27-pitch bullpen session today in Tampa. The Yanks are hopeful he’ll return after the All-Star break. That would be a big lift.”

    Seeing as how Bruney suffered the same type of injury basically six weeks ago (late April) this should be a good marker for Chien-Ming Wang, no?

  • Newman

    Anyone else’s Cablevision spazzing out?

    • http://www.pinstripeprospectus.com Austin

      I’m watching through Directv, the MY9 feed always spazzes out and the audio on the commentary goes out every once in a while (which isnt necessarily a bad thing)

  • Joltin’ Joe

    Anybody see Wolf get past 89 on the gun yet?

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

      He won’t get up any higher than that. 89 is perfectly fine for a lefty.

  • Joe

    Austin Jackson just hit another home run, he’s 3-3 for 3 today and Aceves has a shutout through 4

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Four straight days right?

      • Joe

        yup

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

          You four straight games, four in 5 days. They were off yesterday.

          Yes, I’m a dick like that. ;)

    • Ivan

      Boy the way he’s hitting the guy is gonna be a top 5 prospect.

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

    Gotta make that play in the corner, rook.

  • Casper

    Poor Chase Headley.

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

    Heh, Melky misplayed that into a nice catch.

    • Casper

      Oh dude, don’t provoke them…

      • inyk

        That’s just a fact. That play made me cringe.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Well that sure wasn’t a Yankee Stadium dinger.

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

    Jason Giambi can’t help this team. Should DFA him and give his spot to Shelley, at least he’s got spark.

  • pete

    cheyeah

  • Joey

    nice catch by Veras

    • Joey

      nevermind, just missed it… lol

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      How is he balding at 27?

      • Joey

        lol no clue, but I see kids around my campus all the time balding and some of them can’t be older than 22

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

        Dude, my roommate in school was just about year older than me and he lost his hair. It fell out in like, a weekend. We tried for years to get him to grow a comb-over, but to no avail.

        • A.D.

          A friend of mine started balding at 16

  • pete

    i like that shot of veras and ramirez sitting together in the pen
    future late inning studs with the stuff they have, mark my words

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    My boy Robbie is back…for good this time, LoL.

  • bostonsucks@life

    Who wants a moustache ride ?
    Now if the phillies can hold up to their end of the bargain like they did last night all will be well

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    A Catcher NOT tagging on a shallow fly to RF, what a strange concept.

    • Joey

      Bobby dun good?

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        No, it was more of a dig on Sandy Alomar and Brian Schneider of the Mets. Down 8-6 in the bottom of the 8th with two outs Schneider tagged up on Milton Bradley of all people on a shallow fly to RF. He was of course thrown the fuck out.

        • Joey

          lol, just trying to give Meachum a little props before he’s “aggressive” among other things again

  • Joe

    It’s a good think all of these guys are conditioned to run the bases, because with the way things are going tonight, there could be a lot of injuries!

  • Ivan

    Is it time to start the A-Rod for MVP canpaign.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Dustin Pedroia reminds me of that new Brad Pitt movie, the one where he lives backwards. He was born at a very, very old age to the point where he was just an old thing basically and as time moves forward he gets younger and younger. Pretty cool, saw it in the previews of Iron Man viewing.

    It’s called “The Curios Case of Benjamin Button”.

    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0421715/

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

      Did you see The Happening yet? Sucked ass.

  • pete

    jeez these damn pesky padres are taking DPs away from jeter
    douches

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

    6-0? The Pads can’t score enough runs to tie this game if you gave them 18 innings to do it.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    They have to wake Andy up.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    The Yankees are outscoring their opponents 28-1 in their past 22 innings.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      That’s 21 innings, sorry.

  • Chip

    Nothing will get the offense going like a trip to the NL

  • Chip

    Man, Shelley is the new Bonds of AAA, 4 walks today

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

    Ah there’s a good ol’ college delivery for you. Check out UNC’s Adam Warren on ESPN2…

  • Ivan

    Whats the record between NL and AL this year? Because it seems like AL teams are just killing NL teams this year.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    You know what sucks? If it wasn’t for CMW’s injury we could have had three starters with 10+ wins at the All-Star break. That can’t be a common occurrence.

    Jeter, your range slays me.

    • Dave P.

      haha. I was just telling a co-worker that after watching that single.

  • Ivan

    Austin Jackson is 4 for 4 with a hr and 4 RBI’s. Iight, who will be the best prospect in yankee organization, Montero or A-Jax.

    • Joe

      Jackson, proven more and closer

    • Joey

      A-Jax, without a doubt in my mind

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

      Montero. Ajax is hot right now and he’s closer, but Montero’s top notch. Can’t really go wrong with either, though.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Montero. He’s just tapping into his potential and is putting up great numbers, particulaly for an 18-yr-old

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

    What a crappy way for Cole St. Clair’s college career to end.

    http://www.baseballamerica.com/blog/college/?p=547

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    “he physics of baseball seem to reveal that St.Clair is not the pitcher he used to be. He came to Rice a power pitcher and leaves a control pitcher.”

    That’s what the Rice (pitching?) coach does to everyone.

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

      St. Clair actually blew out his shoulder weightlifting in 2007.

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

        Well, let me rephrase. He blew out his shoulder “weightlifting” in 2007.

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          oh. Well I’ve read from several sources that the coach ruins all good pitchers coming through his system.

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

            Yeah, that’s the general feeling. For what it’s worth, Wayne Graham (Rice’s current coach) was Andy Pettitte’s coach at San Jacinto JC back in the day.

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

    “Who’s Kelly Ripa?”

    David Cone is awesome.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      “Last I checked Roy Oswalt isn’t writing the checks in Houston.” Damn.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He’s great. Though he is a Madonna fan.

  • Joey

    PeteAbe has the over/under for Omar being fired at the All Star Game- I’ll say over, but just by a bit

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    When is Stanford going?

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

      Tomorrow, plays Rice in a loser goes home game.

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

        And by Rice I mean Miami.

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          Yeah, because Rice was eliminated today.

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

    I’m not sure who the hell that is pitching for Fresno State right now, but the Yankees must acquire him. Fat relievers unite!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    BTW, The Happening was a very strange movie. I can’t say it was particularly bad but it damn sure wasn’t good. Imagine someone giving you the punchline to a joke without setting it up first. Like the movie started out in the middle and did not give a beginning or end, very odd. It was basically pointless, there was no reason to that movie whatsoever.

    Go see it if you’d like, it is only 91 minutes long. It just leaves you saying “Ok, that was…um…yeah…”.

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

      Yeah, I was disappointed. The part with the lion was pretty cool though.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        Mark Wahlberg’s wife was one of the best things about that movie. I just loved her, she was such an oddball.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

        BTW, what do you think of that “Benjamin Button” flick? I really, really want to check that out.

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

          I remember seeing the preview, but I wasn’t paying much attention to it, so I’m not sure. Sounds interesting though.

    • Joe

      Should I at least rent it?

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

        Yeah, it’s worth a spot in the Netflix queue.

    • Joey

      haven’t seen that yet, but the way everyones describing it I doubt I will spend any $ on it. Saw the Hulk, wasn’t bad, definitely better than the 1st remake or whatever it was, but nothing too great either. Action was pretty good, storyline was, I guess interesting (more good than bad though). Just can’t wait for the Dark Knight

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

    A-Rod for Gold Glove.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That arm by A-Rod, my Lord.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      anyone know how hard he can throw on a gun?

  • Adrian-Retire21

    How about Gerrit Cole.Obviously anybody can be rushed in the Yankees system.Has Cashman not learn he’s lesson that you can’t win a season with so many pitchers with no major league expirence in the rotation.Yes DAn Giese,Rasner,Kennedy can be good for a month but we can’t win with this staff now and next year.

    Don’t rush Alan Horne,McCuthceon,Kennedy if we can make a trade.

    Thats why the “Big Three” was gonna fail.You can’t have three prospects in the rotation and no insurance.WAng and Pettitte have been in the DL the last two seasons and Mussina not gonna keep this up.

    And HUghes should spend this and next year in AAA.To gain his innings.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      revisionist Yankee history at his worst

      • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        *its worst

  • pete

    this has been a mighty fine defensive game all around for the yanks

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

    Al Aceves is the bomb diggity.

    • JT

      He is a mexican gangster. Holy crap homes…. 8 innings 1 hit.

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

        Hah. And with that we have a nickname for Mr. Aceves.

        • Casper

          “Mexican Gangster” or “Holy Crap Homes?” I vote for the latter. lol

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

            Holy Crap Homes can be his catch phrase.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    “Quality night, quality Tuesday night in New York City.” I don’t know why that made me laugh so much, Michael Kay is such a dork.

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

    You know, I’d just like to say a big “fuck you” to all the analysts and experts and MSM clowns that said they wouldn’t be able to transition Joba to the rotation mid-season. So with that, fuck you.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      It’s just funny how fucking quiet everybody is when Joba Chamberlain delivers a good start. Mike and the Mad Dog have been quiet as all hell and so have other MSM types. It is so comical, like they all are keeping their idiotic mouths shut but you know if the transition had suffered some bumps they would be screaming from the mountains.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Thank you. I’d like to say what he said.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Pablo, don’t they rate a plus arm from the Short Stop position as 92-MPH? I don’t know if that was a generalization or they were just talking about a specific player who has both a plus arm at SS and can deal 92-MPH (Casey Kelley maybe?).

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      ah I was just asking out of intrigue. I could definitely see him doing that though.

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

    Was that Carlos Guevara in the pen? I wrote about him as a Rule V candidate this past winter.

    http://riveraveblues.com/2007/.....raft-1648/

    Can’t wait to see the screwball.

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

      Good to see I was dead wrong about him being a lefthander.

  • Joey

    Holy shit it’s crazy lightening-y in Orlando tonight. Some big freakin bolts. Love lightening watching though

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That Michael Barret highlight is one of my favorites in sports. I like how he holds him up, slugs him and all AJ does is walks into the dugout raising his arms.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Andy is the man. Love it when he’s on.

    • Joey

      tis a beautiful thing

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

    I have to say, the SI Yanks squad looks rather uninspiring this year. There’s like, 3 legit prospects on the whole team.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      If I’d had to guess the ones on your mind, Venditte, Adams, and Cuello

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I hope Cincy keeps that power outage going through the week. We do face Edison Volquez though. I think it will be Volquez, Homer Bailey and Johnny Cueto in that order.

  • Joey

    Hey Mike, how do I know if I am seeing a screwball? Which way does it break and about how fast?

    • Joey

      or were you just calling him a screwball? lol, just read it again

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

        It’s tough to explain. The pitches he’s throwing in the mid-70’s are the screwball.

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

    Time to bench A-Rod. He didn’t run that thing out.

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

    Craig Stansberry probably wishes he could go home to Saudi Arabia right now.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Why thank you for that, that is actually a pretty coot nugget of information :D

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      maybe he could share some oil with us…

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Michael Kay, it is 7-0 in the bottom of the 7th with Andy Pettitte on his game against the San Diego padres’ “offense” and a fully rested bullpen. What in the fuck would make you think this is not a move just give Jason Giambi the rest of the day off?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Why isn’t Giambi up?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Is Scott Kazmir officially the new Al leiter now? He threw 110 pitches yet again without completing five innings. I mean seriously, this isn’t just a footnote anymore.

  • Chip

    I just wish Farnsworth or Hawkins were in right now rather than Veras

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Jose Veras has a WHIP of 0.95, a 3.60(K/BB) and a 8.53(K/9). That is beautiful.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    I like this move by Joe Girardi, let Billy Traber get immediate action against a tough LHB. I’m sure he was brought up for this week especially with hitters such as Adrian Gonzalez, Ken Griffey Jr., Adam Dunn, Joey Votto and Jay Bruce upcoming.

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

      Ben is at the game, he just texted me “This is an unnecessary pitching change.”

  • Chip

    O no, I thought we were done with Traber. Why not call up Chase Wright for a lefty if you need a lefty? At least he could go long if we needed it

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      he’s DLed with a shoulder injury

      • Chip

        My bad, I’d still rather have one of our other guys in AAA. Robertson has sure been knocking on the door although he hasn’t spent much time there. I’m still not a huge believer of this lefty on lefty thing unless you have a reliever who is geniunely good against lefties

      • LiveFromNewYork

        No excuse. Weasel.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Traber has terrible mechanics

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

    A-Rod’s just showing off now.

    • Chip

      Gold glove this year? I could see both him and Robbie getting them seeing how they’ve played this year

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That was just sexy.

  • the most felonious vocalist in the wide world of showbusiness

    A-Rod’s not a good teammate. He just showed everybody how the “the jump pass” should be done which is sure to hurt Jeter’s feelings.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    For a minue I thought the guy was Che Guevara…lol

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    I love how Michael Kay always seeks an excuse to hear his name. He doesn’t use “strike out” but “K”, and always talks abouot the forward or backward K on a strikeout. Self-absorbed douche.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      You know one night the fans were doing K’s for some pitcher and when they got to 3 Michael Kay said “Looks like one of my family reunions.” and I thought “KKK?” WHAT? I was thinking crazy people in white robes? and it took me a while to calm down. Then I realized Kay. Idiot.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Madison Bumgarner has been really dominating this season. That’s going to be a nasty rotation in San Francisco in about three years.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      Lincecum-Cain-Bumgarner-Alderson-Zito/someone else. Let’s not face them there for another 40 years shall we?

    • Chip

      Too bad they’ll lose every game 1-0. Besides, they’ll probably trade two future great arms for something like a washed up catcher (maybe AJ is available?)

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Maybe Jeter should be talking to Pete Rose.

  • Nefarious jackson

    good stuff from Pete Abe tonite- Bruney threw 27 pitches off mound in tampa– expected back after all star break

  • Adrian-Retire21

    Scott Kazmir led the league in strikeouts.And I believe in 101 innings against the Red Sox he has a 2.66 Era.It’s too bad Pettitte and WAng suck against them.Kazmir is actually a true Ace unlike WAng and he’s 199 hits in 199 innings last year.

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      ugh do you ever stop?

      • Chip

        Don’t mind him, he thinks Paulie belongs in the HOF and probably boo’d Hawkins earlier this year (for wearing the number 21 of course, not for being bad like everybody else)

    • Nefarious jackson

      Adrian-Retire21— WHO THE fuck is this clown????????????????

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Troll.

  • Nefarious jackson

    sorry, just saw jamal had it 2 hours ago…my bad

  • Chip

    Man, that screwball is a nasty pitch. Just seeing the path on gameday looks weird. I can’t imagine what it must be like to stand in against it

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Are you sure you’re not a shortstop?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Love Dunkin Donuts. Hate those commercials.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      I actually love those commercials. Not as everlasting as the CURE Auto Insurance or AVIS commercials but still cool.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        I like those other two but don’t like that goofy music.

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

    Mo just told Tony Clark “I ain’t no Billy Wagner, bitch.”

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

      Mo just told Chase Headley “I ain’t no Pacific Coast League pitcher, bitch.”

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

        Mo just told Khalil Greene “cut your hair, bitch.”

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

          Wow, that actually got progressively funnier. Kudos Mike, kudos.

          • Joey

            yes yes, very nice job

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          sure that wasn’t Gordon Beckham?

        • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

          Mo told the Padres “I’m Rick James, bitch.”

  • Dave P.

    This is way off topic.
    I’ll try to keep it short and sweet.
    I work nights which means I get to peak in on the Yankees on TV.
    I have the extra innings package at home so I get to watch my beloved Bombers all weekend.
    Finally saw the Jeter Ford commercial everyone keeps talking about here over the weekend.
    Friggin priceless.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Mo. How can it be that simple?

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    That has to be the best Brian Cashman shot I’ve ever seen. That guy is such a bad-ass. I remember he did an interview and he was like “Fuck me!” in the middle of the interview when a Yankee pitcher didn’t get a call.

  • Kelvin

    Mo is good.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      too many o’s

  • LiveFromNewYork

    How great is the National League? Other than that idiotic no-DH thing, they rock.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

    Start spreadin’ the news, the Yankees are back baby!

    • Chip

      All it took was a visit to the other league and suddenly we’re stormin up the standings!

  • Joey

    BigBlueAl isn’t here tonight, so I’ll say it for him: Mo is GOD

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

    UNC-Fresno State is gettin’ good over on ESPN2…

  • Joey

    so, can we start playing the NL at home more often?

  • Chip

    Wow, can you imagine how much we’d be kicking ourselves if we hadn’t resigned this skinny guy?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=594331910 Jamal G.

      Not as much as we’d be kicking ourselves if dumb ass fans got their way and the Yankees traded A-Rod to the Cubs or didn’t resign him this off-season. Idiots.

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

    Heh, I bet the Mets already wish they had Willie back, based on how this first inning is going.

  • Greg G.

    Sorry to show up so late to the party, but DAMN this was a very funny comment thread. Nice work, fellas.

    • Joey

      welcome :-)