Jul
27

Game 104: Give Me Mute or Give Me Death

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Props go out to Jamal for the title. ESPN Sunday Night games usually means Joe Morgan’s incoherent rants and constant reminders that as a HOF second baseman, he’s smarter than everyone else. However tonight is a special night, because Morgan will be up in Cooperstown at the HOF induction ceremony, and filling in for him is the man that once traded for Mo Vaughn and the $59,666,668 left on his contract, Steve “the Yankees need a set-up man” Phillips. What a way to end the weekend.

On the field, the Yanks are straight rollin’. They’ve won eight in a row and 13 of their last 16. The pitching staff leads baseball with a 1.56 ERA since the break, and they’re fifth in baseball with a .858 team OPS. After being 5.5 GB of the Wildcard just two weeks ago, a win tonight will move them into the lead by percentage points over the Sox.

The Yanks went out like wimps the last time they faced Lester, but things were different then. The team was in the middle of losing 10 out of 15, and they didn’t have X. Nady and a molten hot Robbie Cano adding depth to the lineup. Plus the Yanks just own the Sox in the second half, they’re 19-7 against them after the All-Star break since 2005.

The Rays already lost, so they’ve got a chance to gain some serious ground with a win. Besides, sweeps in Fenway are just awesome.

1. Damon, DH – .211-.318-.263 since coming off the DL
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B – Happy 33rd Birthday, now put one onto the Mass Pike
5. X, LF
6. Cano, 2B – leads the AL in OPS since the break
7. Dick Lock Sexy, 1B
8. Melky, CF
9. Molina, C

And on the mound, Sidney “2.33 ERA on the road” Ponson.

Notes: The Yanks are undefeated during the Richie Sexson era … the pitching staff has an unreal 83-18 K/BB ratio since the All-Star Break … Edwar Ramirez is five days away from having a hitless July … Jarrod Washburn was damn good today, but the Yanks didn’t have anyone there to watch him … the Organizational Depth Chart has been updated to reflect all the recent moves … did you know that Bronson Arroyo is the 12th highest paid SP in baseball? Yikes … we play today, we win today, das it

Update (7:35): They’re saying there will be a slight delay, but they should be able to start within 15 minutes of the scheduled start time. I’ll believe it when I see it. Thankfully The Simpsons is on at 8.

Categories : Game Threads
  • Kay Sturns

    let’s see if cano can get more bases than at bats tonight (slg%) since break!

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike you watch Family guy though? I just feel that Family guy has surpass The Simpsons.

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

      Of course, and yeah, FG > Simpsons. Gotta wait until 9 for FG though.

    • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

      Family Guy is definitely the better show NOW. Simpsons’ movie was great though

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

        Yes it was, thought it would have a South Park effect where the show suffered because the creators were working on the film but after the film was done then the show would get better. Alas…

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

        American Dad is a high quality show too. I didn’t like it at first, but the last few months I’ve realized that it’s comedic gold.

        • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

          Still trying to catch-on myself

        • Ivan

          It’s iight, I don’t really the show so that is why I don’t have a good read on it.

          Oh by the way, this upcomming season, Cleveland from FG is gonna have his own show. That’s gonna be interesting.

      • Ivan

        Yea, that simpson movie was hilarious, better than what I thought.

      • Doug

        Have you guys seen the South Park Cartoon Wars episodes? After watching those, I could never really watch Family Guy again.

        Trey Parker and Matt Stone basically ethered Family Guy for me.

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

    I was thinking of firing up a movie on demand but they seem to think the game will start soon after 8 so I guess I’ll wait.

  • Relaunch

    This BS of benching Giambi against lefties in favor of Sexson has to stop.

    • Joey

      as long as Big Sexy hits I could care less

      • Relaunch

        Really, when has Sexson been hitting? And it isn’t a one game instance, Girardi has done that now for anytime they are facing a lefty.
        Sexson blows and taking Giambi out hurts the team dramatically.

    • DP

      This has happened, what? One game? I agree it seems dumb but let’s at least give it a chance a few times.

      • DP

        Giambi can’t play everyday.

    • A.D.

      Well Giambi’s been in a bit of a slump anyways, so a day off might not be the worst thing

  • Craig

    I apologize if this has been answered already, but with Marte taking #34 what will Hughes wear if/when he comes back in a couple of weeks?

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

      Supposedly he’s going back to #65.

      • Joey

        fresh start or something like that

  • A.D.

    I’ll take Phillips over Morgan any day of the week…and with Orel there, he’s pretty good

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

    Oh good, at least Orel Hershiser will be in the house to balance out Steve Phillips’ stupidity.

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

    “They not gonna trade me, Boston is not stupid…” I swear, that is one of the highlights of this whole season.

    • giselle

      agreed. the one thing i like about manny that he’s calling out the red sox front office and making them look like idiots. i’ll support that any day.

      • Joey

        he’s making himself look like a piece of shit more, IMO. It’s not being Manny being Manny anymore, its Manny not being part of a team, taking plays off, and being a huge clubhouse distraction

        • steve (different one)

          what do you want from the guy? he’s in the last year of a $160M contract and has uncertainty about his $20M option for next year.

          the guy just wants to feed his kids.

          put yourself in his shoes, i am sure you would start shoving old men too.

          after only paying him $160M, Boston OWES him an extension. it’s the least they can do.

  • A.D.

    Hopefully X does what he does against LHP tonight

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

    Peter Gammons just basically said that Manny Ramirez does not care about anything other than getting his next contract. Isn’t that just a tad unprofessional? What has he said that has led Gammons to believe this. Ramirez also said that he wants to be traded to a contender if he is traded at all. Did Gammons speak to Ramirez (highly doubt that)? I have disliked Gammons for a long time but I have always respected him, that is starting to change.

    • NYFan50

      I met Gammons in person a couple weeks ago. Good guy. Friendly, very nice.

      • Giselle

        He’s an ass.

        • DP

          Yeah, he sucks. So Boston biased.

    • A.D.

      Yeah I found that a big odd, since there is apparently no foundation, and then Gammons said that it could be a good pickup for the Phillies because a contract motivated Manny could be a good thing.

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

    BTW, if any of you are ever bored, check out sonofsamhorn.com The way they talk about the Red Sox during a loss is nothing short of hysterical. They are literally the evil twin of NoMaas.

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

      Sorry, it’s sonofsamhorn.net, not .com.

      • steve (different one)

        i’d rather bash myself in the face with a pitching wedge.

      • Stephen

        its sonsofsamhorn.net

  • giselle

    man, i wish i could get santana’s hitting statistics for my fantasy team. love the shutouts, but he’s got a nice swing, too.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      He just needs to RUN TO FIRST IDIOT.

      • giselle

        hahah seriously. he almost hit it out, though.

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

    Hmm, 118-pitches in a start on July 27th for Johan Santana? I fail to see the wisdom in that. They called up a LHP for today’s game, they could have used him.

    Also, John Kruk needs to keep his vacuum of a mouth shut.

  • Newman

    Kruk just said Joba is not the “real deal” yet. I have no idea what his definition of the real deal is

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

      Joba needs to play for the Phillies and/or be Chase Utley before Kruk considers him the real deal.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    they’ve already pissed me off: “I don’t think Joba’s the real deal.”

    • http://knickerbockerchatter.blogspot.com Bruno

      Kruk’s opinion matters why?!?

  • Newman

    It’s not raining at all, can we start this puppy already?

  • A.D.

    Really wonder what the problem with Manny and the front office is. Sox offense aren’t the same with out Manny, you can pitch around Ortiz, and when JD Drew gets hurt, they’ll have a gaping hole

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

    Okay, it’s freaking 8:30 already and Yanks-Sox games tend to be marathons, so let’s get the show on the road. People have to work in the morning.

    • Newman

      9 PM tentative start time. Unreal – this will be over at 1 if we’re lucky

  • Chip

    Maybe it’s just me but I wouldn’t have been upset with a rainout tonight. I was thinking this earlier when the weather was looking worse but would avoiding a Lester vs Ponson game been so bad? O well, they’re hot and hopefully will find a way to win

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

    Okay, so assuming they decline his option and Manny becomes a FA, who’s going to sign him? How much?

    • A.D.

      Mets

    • giselle

      phillies. 5 yrs, $75million.

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

      Astros, 10-years/$276M.

      • giselle

        hahah

      • radnom

        Even Manny doesn’t get 10 years in this market. Not at his age.

        • Stephen

          you never know with ed wade.

  • A.D.

    Kruk is an idiot “The Red Sox brought him 2 world championships” actually Manny brought the Red Sox 2 ws titles, or helped bring them to Boston

  • Joey

    Another #$&*^$# late Sunday night game for us… tons of fun when you have to wake up at 6:30 tomorrow (or work in general)

  • giselle

    were those tattoos on ervin santana’s forearm or scars?

    • Giselle

      Its a tattoo of a bunch of scars.

      • giselle

        wtf. who are you?

        • Joey

          Bizarro giselle!

          • giselle

            this creeps me out beyond belief. you cant get your own username?

        • radnom

          hahahaha SHOWDOWN

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

            Someone get the inflatable pool and KY Jelly.

            • Joey

              Cat fight!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (sorry giselle, had to say it, man rule) lol

              • giselle

                hahah screw you guys. and i thought it was a pool of vaseline?

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

              Something tells me you had some wild, wild times at Penn State…

              • giselle

                i dont fight like a girl, though. i go out and grab my louisville slugger to settle my arguments.

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

                  Oh, I meant Mike but you don’t sound like you had a lot of down time either.

                • giselle

                  ah, i know. i didnt go to penn state.

  • A.D.

    Man if I were a Rays fan I would be pissed for every Sonnanstine start with the pitchers they have in the minors

    • giselle

      i heard they might bring up david price to pitch in the BP.

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

        Yeah, I heard that too. They should just start him.

        • A.D.

          Between Price and Davis one should be in the rotation

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

          I wonder if people care enough about the Rays down in Tampa to have an idiotic debate about whether David Price should remain in the bullpen or not.

          • A.D.

            They haven’t fired that up for Kruk yet on BBTN

          • giselle

            i’m sure they wont like it if he pumps his fists after a 1-2-3 8th.

  • Dave P.

    Sorry guys, but I can’t complain about the late start. I work the second shift so it means more of the game I get to watch when I get home.

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

      I can’t complain either, my summer vacation still has a little over a month left. :

      • Newman

        God I miss college

      • DP

        I can’t complain either, I’m unemployed.

        • giselle

          second that. actually i’m not unemployed, i’m a stay-at-home college grad.

      • Joey

        Well I still have almost 3 weeks of summer vacation, but I’m working, so it sucks for me

  • mike pop

    lol steve the yankees need a setup man philips// i agree with that statement haha/// sidney 2.33 era on road ponson lol// u guys write good articles

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.
    • NYFan50

      Since he went sidearm that guy has been unstoppable.

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

    Man, if the Brewers win the division, you could make a case that Braun & CC should win the MVP & Cy Young.

    • A.D.

      probably will be tough for CC to win the NL Cy with only half a year in the NL

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

      If both miss the playoffs, who do you vote for N.L. Manager of the Year, Tony La Russa or Fredi Gonzalez?

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

        Torre!

        I dunno, probably LaRussa, creator of the 4-pitcher inning.

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

      Hey, even if we lose this game we play the Orioles tomorrow and they have to play the Halos.

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

    I hate when people say “Well, you can’t put him in the Hall of Fame just yet” when referencing a young phenom. Whoever said some shit like that? Can’t people just praise a young stud without hearing dumb ass comments like that?

    • Realist

      Get used to it Grasshopper…………

  • Realist

    Lets go already!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I finally get to see one of these games after getting screwed by Fox yesterday and living in Sunny Florida only to have it rain delayed……………….aaaaaaargggghhhh!

    Btw, Family Guy has surpassed The Simpsons imho……but you all do realise that The Simpsons os the longest running show in Network history. Not bad for a crude cartoon with snippets on The Tracy Ullman show back in 1987 ;-)

  • Joey

    It’s on? It’s on!

  • giselle

    i wonder if the crowd will boo manny.

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

    Look at that 7-8-9 of Boston’s lineup, ugh. J.D. Drew has been struggling this month despite showing some nice power considering his struggles.

  • jsbrendog

    uggggh jon miller and steve phillips?!?!?! crap

  • A.D.

    since theres no Joe Morgan i’ll accept the hour delay

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

    I hear that Jon Lester had cancer.

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

    I have to give it to Jon Lester, never thought he would regain that velocity.

    Over/under on how many times we hear about Lester’s cancer at five.

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

      Five? You mean per inning, right?

    • Joey

      Over. Way over.

    • radnom

      Seriously. I don’t get why the media was so focused on him, Lowell had the exact same cancer. Besides, when Lester was diagnosed he was projected to make a full recovery (not to trivialize his pain/work to get back, but the word “cancer” just makes people go nuts)

      • Whitey14

        Lowell had Testicluar Cancer, Lester had Lymphoma.

  • A.D.

    I actually doesn’t seem like Ellsbury has been around for so long, maybe because Phillips has the Sox every Monday night game

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

      With tomorrow night’s game hosting the Angels, the Red Sox will have been featured in 60% of ESPN’s last five baseball telecasts.

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

    Dumb ass, no need to leap, if he gets injured that is all his fault.

  • Newman

    That jump by Ellsbury was completely unnecessary

  • giselle

    that was a gratuitous jump there for the boy w/ the waxed eyebrows.

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

      He’s man-pretty.

      • giselle

        or gross.

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

    Actually Jon Miller, this spot has been where the Yanks have excelled. They have been tops in baseball all year w/RISP and two out.

  • E-ROC

    It’s time for me to close my eyes; Ponson is about to start pitching.

  • PsiFighter37

    I guess the good news is that aside from Damon, they put some good wood on Lester’s pitches.

    Not really looking forward to how Sir Sidney fares tonight. It could be bloody.

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

    Let’s go Sid.

  • A.D.

    and the WHIP goes up further

    • Joey

      Wait. Is that possible?

  • Newman

    Here we go

  • RichYF

    NOW PITCHING: CARL “HEARTBREAK” PAVANO!!!

  • A.D.

    Ohh the .350 avg against to lefties isn’t pretty

  • Mac

    Pavano????? Really ESPN? Did anyone else see that?

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

      I missed it, what happened?

    • Joey

      Stop saying that word. It’s worse than the F-bomb!

    • DP

      Yeah what are you referring to?

  • radnom

    Nice try Abreu

  • Ivan

    Should we be shock by the start so far.

  • A.D.

    not the dp they needed

  • Mac

    Ugh. Ponson is terrible…

  • PsiFighter37

    Here we go. Maybe he gets bloodied up enough so that we can finally ditch the good Sir.

  • Newman

    This couldn’t have been more obvious. Sidney Ponson should not be in anyone’s rotation

    • NYFan50

      He should be in the National Pie Eaters rotation.

      • BigBlueAL

        Nor should Rasner which is why they have to get Washburn and call-up Kennedy who I aint a big fan of but Im tired already of Ponson and Rasner.

  • DP

    Look at it this way—there won’t be any more illusions about Ponson being useful.

  • radnom

    Not to overreact so soon here, but is anyone else sort of hoping that if it starts to go bad (as in they will def. lose) that it goes really bad so that Ponson doesn’t get another start. If hes going to get roughed up, I want it to be convincing enough to bounce him from the rotation.

    • Newman

      I completely agree

    • Joey

      No, I hope the Yankees win. In fact, I always hope they win. I don’t care who’s on the mound or who’s in the batters box. I want them to win

      • radnom

        Reading comprehension. Learn it.

        “if they will def.(initely) lose”

        As in we would rather Ponson got completely blown out and they lose rather than he just sucks and they lose and Girarde keeps him in the rotation.

        • Joey

          I get it, but he’s been as advertised, an average innings eater that we hate watching pitch but we had no other options with Wang, Hughes, etc… out. When we have better options obviously Rasner or he will be out, I don’t see the reason to continually type these things when we don’t really have anyone else now

          • radnom

            Well some of us would argue that we do have better options atm than Ponson.

  • A.D.

    Ponson keeps giving up 2 strike hits

  • PsiFighter37

    Goddamn, Ponson is just laying the balls down the middle of the plate.

  • Dave P.

    I am slowly wishing this game was PPD.

  • BigBlueAL

    This is why we needed tonight’s game rained out. Too bad Washburn pitched a gem in Toronto today and not at Fenway tonight (although granted I doubt he wouldve done the same obviously vs the Red Sox)….

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

    So four baserunners this inning. Quality work by Ponson. Any time someone else wants to pitch instead, I’m ok with that.

    • Newman

      Ben, what are you talking about? He’s pitched really well thusfar in Pinstripes, just ask the media

    • BigBlueAL

      I say by next weekend Washburn and IPK are the 4 and 5 starters hopefully.

    • radnom

      I’m available. I’d even do it for free.

  • Number 27

    sidney ponson is terrible.

  • E-ROC

    Sighs…

  • Jake H

    They should have turned that double play and then probably no runs score that inning

  • Ivan

    Well it’s only 3-0, we can certainly comeback. Lester ain’t Pedro. Nevertheless, it wouldn’t be so bad to have Kennedy pitch.

  • NYFan50

    Yanks are going to have to score at least 8 tonight.

  • Ivan

    Plus, to be fair, we are playing with house money in this game.

  • giselle

    beat cancer (check)

    • radnom

      ugh

  • yanks99

    for those of you who didn’t see it before…Pavano was listed as the pitcher on the defensive setup for the yankees a the beginning of the game….that was what people were mentioning before

    • giselle

      really? i bet gammons typed in himself.

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

    Since when is thigh-high “up in the zone”, Steve Phillips?

  • A.D.

    Sexson, crushing lefties

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

    That’s two…in one inning. You guys were right, the O/U should have been five in one inning.

    • Joey

      does the “check” thing count, because if it does I think we’ve surpassed five already. lol

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

      Instead of being “that really good young lefty,” ESPN’s turned him into “that cancer guy.”

  • giselle

    LOL i think the cancer has been mentioned 3 times already.

    • Realist

      More like 5 ;-)

  • BigBlueAL

    Werent there people here who at the beginning of the season constantly mocked and ripped Lester for being at best a 4th-5th starter who was clearly not as good as IPK or Hughes????

  • Realist

    Ellsbury looks like Carrot Top sans the red hair and now the roid body ;-)…………..great a double, shit!

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

    Phew, at least Melk didn’t try to throw home.

  • Ivan

    That ain’t good pitching, that’s bad hitting by Melky.

    • BigBlueAL

      96 mph fastball shoulder-high with 2 strikes is good pitching.

  • E-ROC

    How long do we have to wait for Dan Giese?

    • giselle

      1 more batter.

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

      i would think at least till the 5th? hopefully they can be held to 4 runs.

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

    the outcome for this game was kind of already known wasn’t it? I’m not really concerned.

    • Realist

      It aint over til its over!

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

        true indeed i’m just saying i wasn’t expecting much…if we score 10 again that would be great. but if not so be it…

    • A.D.

      thats why you win the first two, and consider it a small miracle if Ponson can get you a W

    • giselle

      molina got a hit off of him so he cant be that good. as long as our bats show up tonight we should at least make it a game.

  • JeffG

    Pray for rain, heavy, long lasting rain before the fifth inning.

  • Joey

    Come on Cap’n, no GIDP!

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

      come on now you basically called it lol.

    • Joey

      …and there it is

  • A.D.

    Classic Jeter

  • PsiFighter37

    And like clockwork, Jeter hits into a DP. Jesus Christ.

  • BigBlueAL

    Wll the real NY Yankees please stand up….

  • Dave P.

    Seriously, Derek? Seriously?

  • A.D.

    15th GIDP on the season for Jeter

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

    You know, I’m really not going to miss Abreu. At all.

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

      I was looking over the numbers and trying to figure out the Elias formula, I don’t see how he’s not a Type-A.

      • A.D.

        he is type A, he was #7 last rating, and his 2006 wasn’t particularly amazing

    • Joey

      I will, just his long, patient ABs and walks will make me ask where he is next season (especially in the 1st half with Robbie swinging at the first pitch and grounding out)

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

        You think the 2009 version of Jason Giambi would be a better option in that spot?

        • Joey

          I’d say yes, as long as he keeps it up, but then again he is playing for a contract

          • Joey

            sorry, read 2008 for some reason, but you know what I mean anyway

  • Ivan R.

    Ugh. How obvious was that GIDP by Jeter? I know it isn’t the case, but it seems to be that every time he comes up with runners on 1st and 2nd he grounds into a picture-perfect DP. Absurd.

  • BigBlueAL

    God I hope they trade fuckin Manny to the NL….

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

    Jason Varitek up w/RISP, I feel comforted.

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

      …Fuck Sidney Ponson, fuck him right in the ear.

    • BigBlueAL

      Not with Ponson on the mound.

  • E-ROC

    LOL, you know your day going bad when Varitek gets an RBI.

  • zs190

    You know what, Jarrod Washburn or IPK, I don’t even care anymore, I don’t want to watch Sidney Ponson anymore =(

    • A.D.

      thankfully you’re not the GM

  • giselle

    arods such a good guy. see how he let that little red sock grab the ball outta his glove?

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

    Suddenly Washburn doesn’t seem so bad.

  • Cathy

    Ponson stinks….the Yanks have to get another starter…..and I think they will…the Washburn deal isn’t dead yet…

    Girardi should bring in Dan Giese.

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

    Xavier Nady kills left handed pitching.

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

    It’s a good thing Ryan Braun hits his homers late in the game, because we all know that 3-R HRs in the 2nd inning are only worth 2 runs, while 3-R HRs in the 9th inning are worth 5. Clutch.

  • giselle

    i wonder how jason varitek feels about simultaneously being team captain and the worst player on the team.

    • A.D.

      wonder what his agent is thinking on how the hell he’s going to get him a contract

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

    Boston fans are one stupid group of fucks:

    http://cache.boston.com/images.....trader.jpg

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

      That made my night. Hysterical.

    • JeffG

      Is that sign they hold up when Bucholtz is pitching?

    • Whitey14

      Ouch Jamal….I wasn’t even there that night!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Why are Mets fans getting hurt/dying falling off escalators at Shea? This never happens at Yankee Stadium.

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

      *Gulp, gulp, gulp…*

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

      Well they’re watching the Mets, what do you expect? ;)

      • Joey

        Zing!

  • Ivan

    That pitch to sexson was not a strike.

  • BigBlueAL

    These are the Yankees we all know and love. Leadoff double stranded, 0 for 6 w/RISP through 4 innings.

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

    You think ESPN will give a shit how inside that pitch was? Like two days later, will Karl Ravech and John Kruk be bitching about an inside Strike 3 call?

    • A.D.

      notice they didn’t show it on k-zone

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

    Peter Gammons, why would a speedster with minimal power try to loft the ball?

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

      Because he’ll be better than Grady Sizemore by 2009.

  • Newman

    Seriously, how many 1-2-3 innings has Ponson gotten since he came here? 2?

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

    This game definitely has a “eh, we’ve won 8 in a row” feel to it. Mailin’ it in.

    • Newman

      Get ‘em tomorrow night with D-Ras on the hill. Boy, we could really use another starter.

    • giselle

      i warned you not to do the write up tonight!!

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

        The game is still a long ways from over.

        And besides, we’ve got a good thing going.

        • Newman

          Got a little closer to being over

        • Ivan

          it’s pretty over.

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

        Nice catch by Melk, he ran a long way for that.

  • A.D.

    I would actaully think that Ortiz needs Manny more than Manny needs Ortiz

  • E-ROC

    Youkilis should not say “goddammit” or “fuck” on national tv. Take the out like a man.

    • Realist

      He’s a POS…don’t know no better ;-)

  • Ivan

    Looking for that elusive scoreless inning.

    • A.D.

      nope

  • Greg G.

    I think watching Ponson pitch at Fenway on an ESPN broadcast violates some of the Geneva conventions.

  • A.D.

    Sir Sidney, proving what he is. IPKs road to the majors just got easier

  • Ivan

    well that suck.

  • Joey

    Beyond ugly. Someone put some alcohol in the dugout, maybe he’ll follow it off the field

  • E-ROC

    This might be one of those “take one for the team” for Ponson.

    • Ivan

      Dan Giese should be ready.

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

    The Yanks will bring the tying run to the plate in this game.

    • Newman

      Bold call, I hope it’s accurate

    • Greg G.

      Only if someone can stop the bleeding.

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

      you are very wise and powerful.

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

    well gents and ladies have a good night, im going to mail this one in too.

  • A.D.

    Grit didn’t make Pedroia catch that one

    • Joey

      it’s the lack of height that really screwed him

  • Ivan

    Lets Go Yanks

  • A.D.

    If you told me Molina would have 2 hits in this game, i’d figure we’d be up 7-0

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

    I love the “Lester will be one of, if not the best LHP in the bigs” comments. Gammons has been saying that since 2006. Just like “Craig Hansen found his mechanics is back to where he was in college.”

    • Newman

      I thought Varitek said that

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

        Gammons has been saying it too.

  • A.D.

    Jeter DP!

  • BigBlueAL

    I wander what Jeter will do this at-bat…….

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

    There ya go, chip away.

  • Ivan

    Please STFU about Varitek. He’s not that good and his D is overrated.

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

      But … but … but he’s caught 4 no-hitters by 4 different pitchers! No one else in history has done that!

      • BigBlueAL

        You gotta admit coincidence or not that is pretty impressive.

        • Whitey14

          Give credit where credit is due, good call BigBlue.

  • Joey

    NO GIDP THIS TIME JETES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • E-ROC

    C’MON JETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    It’s a line drive in the box score.

  • Joey

    I’ll take it!

  • Newman

    I’ll take it, let’s keep this going Robert

  • Sam

    Do you think if John Lester asked Steve Phillips for a little mid-inning fellatio, he’d do it? I don’t think I’ve ever been more sickened by a broadcast team than I have tonight.

  • E-ROC

    Good job Jeter?

  • A.D.

    He tried to gidp

  • Chris

    abreu GS i feel it…

    • Joey

      no no no, Abreu walks in a run then A-Rod GS

  • Joey

    For the most part I love Abreu AB’s

  • BigBlueAL

    This could get interesting……….

  • A.D.

    clutch walk!

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

    X. Nady is going to put one into orbit. I can feel it in me bones.

    • Joey

      well he put it into orbit all right

  • Greg G.

    A little bit here, a little bit there.

  • A.D.

    X better do something here

    • Chris

      yeah, please, dude is still looking for his first hit as a yankee…

  • BigBlueAL

    Everyone say it, typical A-Rod!!!! LOL

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

    Well, I guess that counts as orbit. Let’s go Cano.

  • A.D.

    Nady blows

  • giselle

    WHY DIDNT HE TAG?

    • Joey

      because Steve Phillips said he should have

  • PsiFighter37

    Nady has been pretty useless. And whoever was on third should’ve scored, what an awful throw from Crisp.

    • Newman

      Nady has played 1.5 games here

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

        Tell me you did not expect a comment like this.

        • Newman

          You’re so right, I don’t even know why I responded

  • BigBlueAL

    You gotta be fuckin kidding me, how the hell do you not tag up on that!!!!

    • Steve

      Down 5, with 2 outs, bases loaded and Cano coming up, you don’t tag. Extremely shallow fly ball, throw was off line, but would have been in plenty of time. Not worth the risk to make it a 4 run game and potentially strand the runners with Cano up next.

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

    Good, Lester’s pitch count is up. Their pen is brutal.

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

      And tired after last night.

  • BigBlueAL

    What a letdown.

  • E-ROC

    It should be 7-3. Dammit Damon.

  • PsiFighter37

    Goddamn, not scoring a run with bases juiced and no outs. Inexcusable.

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

      What are you talking about? They score 2 runs with the bases loaded and no outs.

  • A.D.

    Needed to get some more there

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

    Zero runs with the bases juiced, ugh (when A-Rod was up). Damn, when was the last time A-Rod did not hit a ball hard? Mike Lowell robbed him of a hit in the first inning on Friday too.

    • A.D.

      Pre ASG yanks are back for this game

    • Ivan

      That was a inning we should gotten 4 or 5 runs.

    • giselle

      i know. that ball (in this game) had hit written all over it….. meanwhile varitek is hitting .217

  • Ivan

    That was great.

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

    Am I really going to have to watch these commercial for the live Sportcenter for the next 14 days?

    • Joey

      I feel the exact same way

  • Newman

    WTP…No more juice for Varitek?

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

      Nada. He gave that one everything he had.

  • Newman

    How bout a Dick-Bomb from Dick Sex?

  • BigBlueAL

    Sexson’s swing looks horrible.

  • E-ROC

    Richie Sexson’s length is a detriment.

  • BigBlueAL

    What a soft-ass Lester is.

    • Joey

      kiss ass

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

    Lester’s at 104 pitches. Time to make that bullpen feel like the group of no-talent ass clowns they are.

    • Ivan

      And we have the top order coming up.

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

      Only time I would ever want Ian Kennedy over Joba Chamberlain.

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

        Never mind, just realized it’s all on one base. Ashmore is right, that is pretty good deal.

    • Joey

      Yes. Only I’d have to buy a freakin plan ticket with it. :-(

    • BigBlueAL

      Does look pretty cool. Im sure will be on Ebay pretty soon.

  • giselle

    the two yankees i have on my fantasy team are the only two yankees without a hit tonight. cano and nady.

  • Baseballnation

    CAN WE END THE PONSON EXPERIENCE NOW????

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

    Hey, PeteAbe noted that Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” was written about an adolescent girl, isn’t it just grand that that song is rooted in Fenway Park’s history?

    • BigBlueAL

      I actually like “Tessie”, probably cause I heard it a million times while playing MVP 2005.

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

        Same here.

      • Newman

        Best baseball video game of all-time, hands down

    • A.D.

      Its written about Caroline Kennedy inspired by a picture that was on the cover of time magazine

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

    Please don’t tell me that kid has been on the PA the whole game.

  • Newman

    Hahaha, Jon Miller just said Ortiz and Manny have a “beautiful partnership.” Interesting word choice

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

    Theo Epstein looks like that dude from Jumper.

    God that movie sucked. That kid had the personality of a Melky Cabrera at-bat.

    • BigBlueAL

      Who Anakin Skywalker????

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

      That movie did suck.

      Theo Epstein reminds me of that loser ass game developer from “Grandma’s Boy”. Epstein wants to look as bad ass as Ca$hmoney does, but he fails, miserably.

      • Whitey14

        At least he still has his hair though ;-)

    • giselle

      no way! hayden christensen’s wayy hotter.

      • BigBlueAL

        His name is Anakin Skywalker!!!!

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

        He still can’t act.

        • Joey

          Best Actors (IMO): Tom Hanks, Edward Norton, Johnny Depp

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

            Ed Norton tore it up in American History X. Great flick.

            Remember that scene when he told that guy to put his mouth on the curb? I want to do that to Ponson.

            • Ivan

              Yeah he was superb in that movie.

              Here’s another bad movie, Superman returns. My god that movie suck.

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

              LoL, that scene is literally that movie. Every time someone brings up that flick they talk about that one scene. I remember first seeing that as a kid, I was like “DAAAAAAAAAAAAMMMMMMMMMNNNNNNN….That MoFo got owned”

          • Ivan

            All three are terrific.

          • BigBlueAL

            dont forget Denzel Washington and a legend in Al Pacino.

            • Ivan

              Of course, Washington was just phenomenal in Training Day, playing that bad ass cop.

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

                You know, I watched the first 30-35 mins of that movie a few years ago with some chick I was dating, and I was like “man, this is a rad movie.” Then we got, uh, sidetracked, and I never finished watching it.

                Thanks for the reminder. Just stuck it in the Netflix queue.

        • BigBlueAL

          It wasnt his fault Natalie Portman for some reason forgot how to act in Episodes 2 and 3. Anakin was pretty good, especially in Episode 3.

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

            “YoU WONT take her FROM MEEE” That’s how that line sounded in Episode III. He was awful in “Awake” as well.

            My top five actors are:

            1.Robert DeNiro
            2. Al Pacino
            3. Andy Garcia
            4. Charlize Theron
            5. Matt Damon

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

              You know who’s a really great actor but never gets credit for it because he always gets associated with stupid slapstick comedy movies? Jim Carrey.

              Ever see Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind? Fucking masterpiece.

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

                No, but I’ve seen “The Truman Show” (one of my favorite movies ever) and I hear he is endlessly miffed that he didn’t get the Oscar because people still saw him as the crazy, funny guy. “23″ Also screwed with my head for a couple weeks.

                • Ivan

                  Anybody liked The Departed? I really liked that movie.

                • BigBlueAL

                  GREAT movie.

  • mike pop

    this game is pathetic but ya cant win em all

  • Ivan

    Come on Giese.

  • A.D.

    Wonder if the Yanks will try and flip Marte to the dodgers for LaRoche

    • BigBlueAL

      r u serious?????????

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

        I’d rather them trade a different arm for LaRoche then let Marte go in the off-season to coup the picks from his Type-A designation. However, if the Dodgers say that’s the only way we get LaRoche then I’m on board.

        • BigBlueAL

          Yeah the Yankees need a 3b.

        • Steve

          What are we going to do with Laroche? A-rod did just sign a 10 year deal right? We finally have a good lefty reliever, why would we flip him for a minor leaguer who is losing value, and would have his spot blocked by the MVP?

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

            1. He plays First Base.
            2. He is not losing value, the Dodgers are just stupid and won’t play him.
            3. This guy has an impact, right-handed bat and his 24-years-old. Damaso Marte is a 33-year-old reliever, which would you rather have?

            • Steve

              He’s played 3 games at first this year. He’s having a much worse season than he did last year, at the same level. Impact right hand bat is a stretch to say the least. And for the next 2 years, if I’m trying to win, I’d rather have Marte for this teams.

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

                The bullpen was kicking ass without Damaso Marte, he is a luxury, if you can swing him for a guy with the potential of Andy LaRoche, then I would do it.

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

              It is remarkable how they just refuse to play him. They go with DeWitt, who’s a “gamer”, and Blake, who’s “gritty,” over LaRoche, who is just “talented.”

              Street or Sherrill for a LaRoche package? Man I’d be all over that if I was Beane or MacPhail.

          • A.D.

            first base, I imagine he can play 1st

            And because the dodgers are dicking him around doesn’t mean he’s actually gotten worse.

            Ideally it would be Farns & AG or something, however I doubt a Torre led club is going to trade for the relivers he wouldn’t use the year before

            • Steve

              Wasn’t it imagined once upon a time that Piazza could play first too? Why don’t we put A-Rod in right when we lose Abreu, I “imagine” he could do it.

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

                The switch from 3B to 1B is a lot more plausible than C to 1B.

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

                Case in point being Jason Giambi, Mark Teixiera, and Justin Smoak (just to name a few). Say what you want about Giambi’s throwing and slacking range, he can still pick-it with the best of ‘em.

              • A.D.

                Well actually A-Rod is bad at fly balls, so probably not.

                Cabrera moved from 3rd to 1st this season
                The yanks almost signed Lowell to play first this season

                3rd to 1st isn’t a big transition, it happens a lot in the minors that no one even realizes

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

                  Jason Giambi used to be a third baseman. Konerko too.

        • A.D.

          I would too, but Marte is the pitcher that is the most marketable

          • Steve

            He is marketable, that’s why we JUST traded for him!!!

  • Realist

    Ponson welllllllllllllll…….wasn’t good. NY had their chance, bases juiced two on and then forgetting basic baseball…a remedial baseball 101 course is in dire need!

    I hope for the best as there are still 9 at bats left for NY .

  • BigBlueAL

    The Yankees are the worse team in throwing guys out at home, Jesus Christ the throw constantly beats the runner home but its always safe….

  • A.D.

    Molina has to block the plate more

    • Realist

      The throws need to get there on less than 3 bounces first ;-)

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

    I have to admit, Kevin Youkilis, Jason Varitek, and Curt Schilling are the only people I think I can say that I actually hate in baseball. Like I really, really hate those fuckers.

    • Joey

      Papelbon

      • DP

        Millar

        • Hank Winkler

          Pedroia

          • alex

            manny

  • A.D.

    If that is true on the Blake deal, why wouldn’t a large market team like the dodgers just eat the cash, and give up nothing

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

    I’m also certain the Yanks will pick up Marte’s option. Overpaying for one year of a quality middle reliever is better than getting hosed with a 2 or 3 year deal.

    • A.D.

      they might as well, he’s still going to be a type A the year after

  • BigBlueAL

    Hey Jamal since you seem to be a Star Wars fan like myself, you plan on watching the Clone Wars when it hits theaters Aug 15th????

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

      LoL, I find Star Wars somewhat boring. I’ll prolly go see that anyway because most of my friends will but yeah, not a fan at all of Star Wars.

      • Ivan

        I am not a huge Star Wars fan.

        But I rather watch SW, than watch Lords of the ring movies. How the hell people like that crap.

      • BigBlueAL

        Oh my bad, screw you then!!! j/k yeah but Clone Wars is all animated, which actually means it will probably be better than the entire recent trilogy, even though I actually liked them and wasnt as critical of them as most, especially enjoyed Episode 3. You youngster think your too cool to like Star Wars…..

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

    So did Favre report to Packers camp I haven’t heard anything about that on ESPN today?

    • BigBlueAL

      nope, said he plans on doing so Tues or Wed

    • Ivan

      No he didn’t.

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

        sarcasm lol its been on every 5 min it seems lol. but thanks :)

  • Kyle D.

    If there is a God in this world he will quickly ensure that Ponson hits DFA land as soon as possible. I can’t stand watching this tub of lard give up 5 hits every inning. Please, just give IPK another shot, maybe even Aceves. I don’t care. Just not Ponson.

    On a related note, am I the only one who is fearing that Nady is going to immediately become a .250 hitter now that he is expected to contribute to a winning team? I know his career stats say no, but my mind tells me we bought high (not too much of a stretch there) and hes bound to come crashing down.

    • Joey

      Going above and beyond expectations just makes the fall that much harder

    • A.D.

      we will see, its been 2 games and quite a transition weekend for the guy

      if he hits .280 and hits lefties, it’ll be fine

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

    That’s the first time I have ever seen that Gibson guy outside of that Dodger HR.

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

      Really? Wow you haven’t been watching baseball that long, huh?

      He and David Wells co-own some big hunting ranch up north somewhere, Michigan or Montana or some shit.

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

        When was Gibson’s last year? ’95, ’96?

        • BigBlueAL

          I know he finished back with the Tigers.

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

        I didn’t really start watching baseball intently until 2003, and that was just Yankee games. Maybe 2006 was the year I started getting into the whole sport as an observer and this past off-season is when I got into the Sabermetrics and farm system aspects.

        I’ve been playing since T-Ball but I never truly watched the game on T.V. Hell, this past April was the first time I’ve been to Yankee Stadium. In 2006 I went to my first ever game, 1-0 Mets win in extra innings with Pedro Martinez toeing the rubber against Brandon Webb.

    • BigBlueAL

      WOW you really are young. That homer off Goose in the 84 WS is almost as famous as the walk-off in the 88 WS. OK maybe not almost as famous but it is pretty well known….

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

      ah youth lol…i watched that dodger HR live…the Tigers one was to Goose as Alomar’s HR was to Mo in 97

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

    Who do you think is more to blame, this year, LaRoche-gate? Joe Torre or Ned “Give me Casey Blake with his gritty beard and gutty .336 career OBP” Coletti?

    • Joey

      Coletti, Torre prefers fucking with BPs :-D

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

      Colletti moreso than Torre. It’s hard for Torre to not play LaRoche when Colletti won’t call him up.

    • A.D.

      Def Coletti, he could have easily not traded for pure grit casey blake and essentially forced torre to play laroche

  • Joey

    Going back to actors for a sec, just wanted to mention probably the biggest reason I put Depp in my top 3 was because I saw Blow again yesterday, if you haven’t seen it put it on your to-do list, awesome.

    And also, yes, American History X is one of the best movies I’ve ever seen

    • Ivan

      Blow is fucking great man, especially the last scene when he gets busted and has that hopeless look on his face, I was like Wow.

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

        Great movies I’ve seen recently:

        Dan in Real Life
        True Romance (old school Christian Slater)
        Boondock Saints

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

          Your first and third choices are great ones, haven’t seen the other. Have you seen “Snatch”?

          Some tops for me are:

          Scarface
          The Untouchables (prequel is being made, The Untouchables: Capone Rising)
          The Usual Suspects
          No Country For Old Men (…mustang, that’s you. ;))
          The Comedic Trinity (Superbad, 40-Tear-Old Virgin, and Knocked Up)
          Into The Wild
          American Gangster
          Gone Baby Gone

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

            We Own The Night, Amores Perros, and 3:10 To Yuma are also some favorites of mine.

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

              History of Violence, Juno, Memento … all great.

              I didn’t like There Will Be Blood, despite all the great reviews.

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

                Just got There Will Be Blood, haven’t had time to see it. Juno was great, haven’t seen Memento.

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

                  Memento gets by highest recommendation.

                  There Will Be Blood had a great plot, but I think I watched it in the wrong conditions. It’s a pretty long movie (2:30 or so), and started watching it at like, 1am after going out with friends.

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

                  After coming home from hanging out the only movie I would watch is one of the three comedies. Other than not, it’s either some late night Cinemax, MTV Hits, or SportsCenter.

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

            Never saw Snatch, the movie anyway. HI-YO!!!!!

            The only movie I’ve seen from that list is No Country. Great flick.

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

              You’ve never seen Scarface or any of the three comedies? I’m shocked.

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

                Oh duh, I’ve seen the three comedies. I own them all in fact. Never saw Scarface though.

          • Ivan

            I been wanting to watch American Gangster.

  • Ivan

    Iight, Whats the worst movie you guys ever in ya life?

    • BigBlueAL

      Shallow Hal

      • Ivan

        How about this one: Batman and Robin.

        • A.D.

          Starship Troopers 2

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

            Yikes, they made a sequel?

            Little Black Book was brutal. The things a man will go through to get a chick in the sack.

            • Ivan

              Yup I knew they made a sequel. It was bad.

              LBB was awful too, I mean a gurl could at least give ya some head at least lol.

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

        Whaaaaaaaaaaaaa?!?

        Shallow Hal was awesome.

        Employee of the Month. Now that movie sucked.

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

      “Wishmaster”. One of those movies where it’s so bad it’s hysterical. I don’t bean like “Scary Movie” where the movie tries to be campy, this was an attempt at a serious movie that crashed and burn at the first call of “Action!”.

      • Ivan

        Yea that movie was bad.

        When people laugh when the movie is supposed to be serious, it means it suck.

    • Joey

      I have seen too many bad movies to remember. One that’s in front of me right now (my little sister loves it so we threw $10 or whatever out the window to buy it) is Corky Romano. Give me some time, movies will start popping into my head

    • E-ROC

      Monster In-Law.

      • Joey

        You win.

        • Ivan

          How about, Bewitched with Nicole Kidman and Will Ferrell.

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

      I might be in the minority on this, but I thought Munich sucked. Maybe I would have liked it better if I was Jewish.

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

        You’re just mad because you weren’t chosen.

  • E-ROC

    Giese is doing a good job of cleaning up the mess left by Ponson.

  • Joey

    I would just like to stop and thank Giese for a second now, maybe we should consider him in the rotation (along with considering IPK and whatever trades I guess)

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

    Is it just me or does Theo Epstein look like one of those assholes who would clap during the start of “The Dark Knight”? LoL< someone did that when I went to see it Monday and some girl screamed “Shut the fuck up!”. Classic. I did not expect that to happen i Kips Bay.

    • alex

      I saw it in imax, and everyone in the theatre started to clap when it started. so did I

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

        **Awkward silence**

        :D

        • Whitey14

          Classic Jamal, classic!

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

    Timlin’s in, comeback time.

    • A.D.

      Giambi needs to pinch hit

  • Joey

    Well considering this game started after 9 it was pretty quick…

  • Joey

    This movie talk is to be continued, next game. See ya’ll then

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

    0-12 GB/FB ratio for Giese.

  • Ivan

    Favorite Pornstars? Any answers.

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

      Dirk Diggler.

      • Ivan

        Good one. LOL.

    • Whitey14

      Christy Canyon…I’ve just never gotten over her ;-)

  • A.D.

    Marte is actually only a type B free agent, as of last year

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

      If he finishes up 2008 strong then this year, coupled with last, could be better than the combined totals of 2006 and 2007.

      • A.D.

        definitly, he was a strong b, and the league switch could change things, just worth noting

  • Joey H

    well it was nice knowing you sir sidney. thanks for the 3,000 almost heartattacks