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.

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449 Comments»

  1. Kay Sturns says:

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

  2. Ivan says:

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

  3. Link says:

    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.

  4. Relaunch says:

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

  5. Craig says:

    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?

  6. A.D. says:

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

  7. Mike A. says:

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

  8. Jamal G. says:

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

    • giselle says:

      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 says:

        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) says:

          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.

  9. A.D. says:

    Hopefully X does what he does against LHP tonight

  10. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  11. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  12. giselle says:

    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.

  13. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  14. Newman says:

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

  15. LiveFromNewYork says:

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

  16. Newman says:

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

  17. A.D. says:

    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

  18. Mike A. says:

    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.

  19. Chip says:

    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

  20. Mike A. says:

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

  21. A.D. says:

    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

  22. Joey says:

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

  23. giselle says:

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

  24. A.D. says:

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

  25. Dave P. says:

    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.

  26. mike pop says:

    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

  27. Mike A. says:

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

  28. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  29. Realist says:

    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 ;-)

  30. Joey says:

    It’s on? It’s on!

  31. giselle says:

    i wonder if the crowd will boo manny.

  32. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  33. jsbrendog says:

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

  34. A.D. says:

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

  35. Mike A. says:

    I hear that Jon Lester had cancer.

  36. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  37. A.D. says:

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

  38. Jamal G. says:

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

  39. Newman says:

    That jump by Ellsbury was completely unnecessary

  40. giselle says:

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

  41. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  42. E-ROC says:

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

  43. PsiFighter37 says:

    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.

  44. Mike A. says:

    Let’s go Sid.

  45. A.D. says:

    and the WHIP goes up further

  46. Newman says:

    Here we go

  47. RichYF says:

    NOW PITCHING: CARL “HEARTBREAK” PAVANO!!!

  48. A.D. says:

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

  49. Mac says:

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

  50. radnom says:

    Nice try Abreu

  51. Ivan says:

    Should we be shock by the start so far.

  52. A.D. says:

    not the dp they needed

  53. Mac says:

    Ugh. Ponson is terrible…

  54. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  55. Newman says:

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

  56. DP says:

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

  57. radnom says:

    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 says:

      I completely agree

    • Joey says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

          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

  58. A.D. says:

    Ponson keeps giving up 2 strike hits

  59. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  60. Dave P. says:

    I am slowly wishing this game was PPD.

  61. BigBlueAL says:

    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)….

  62. Ben K. says:

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

  63. Number 27 says:

    sidney ponson is terrible.

  64. E-ROC says:

    Sighs…

  65. Jake H says:

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

  66. Ivan says:

    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.

  67. NYFan50 says:

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

  68. Ivan says:

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

  69. giselle says:

    beat cancer (check)

  70. yanks99 says:

    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

  71. Jamal G. says:

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

  72. A.D. says:

    Sexson, crushing lefties

  73. Jamal G. says:

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

  74. giselle says:

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

  75. BigBlueAL says:

    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????

  76. Realist says:

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

  77. Mike A. says:

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

  78. Ivan says:

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

  79. E-ROC says:

    How long do we have to wait for Dan Giese?

  80. Link says:

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

  81. JeffG says:

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

  82. Joey says:

    Come on Cap’n, no GIDP!

  83. A.D. says:

    Classic Jeter

  84. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  85. BigBlueAL says:

    Wll the real NY Yankees please stand up….

  86. Dave P. says:

    Seriously, Derek? Seriously?

  87. A.D. says:

    15th GIDP on the season for Jeter

  88. Mike A. says:

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

  89. Ivan R. says:

    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.

  90. BigBlueAL says:

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

  91. Jamal G. says:

    Jason Varitek up w/RISP, I feel comforted.

  92. E-ROC says:

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

  93. zs190 says:

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

  94. giselle says:

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

  95. Mike A. says:

    Suddenly Washburn doesn’t seem so bad.

  96. Cathy says:

    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.

  97. Link says:

    Xavier Nady kills left handed pitching.

  98. Mike A. says:

    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.

  99. giselle says:

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

  100. LiveFromNewYork says:

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

  101. Ivan says:

    That pitch to sexson was not a strike.

  102. BigBlueAL says:

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

  103. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  104. Jamal G. says:

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

  105. Newman says:

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

  106. Mike A. says:

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

  107. A.D. says:

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

  108. E-ROC says:

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

  109. Ivan says:

    Looking for that elusive scoreless inning.

  110. Greg G. says:

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

  111. A.D. says:

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

  112. Ivan says:

    well that suck.

  113. Joey says:

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

  114. E-ROC says:

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

  115. Mike A. says:

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

  116. Link says:

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

  117. A.D. says:

    Grit didn’t make Pedroia catch that one

  118. Ivan says:

    Lets Go Yanks

  119. A.D. says:

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

  120. Mike A. says:

    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.”

  121. A.D. says:

    Jeter DP!

  122. BigBlueAL says:

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

  123. Mike A. says:

    There ya go, chip away.

  124. Ivan says:

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

  125. Joey says:

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

  126. E-ROC says:

    C’MON JETER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  127. Mike A. says:

    It’s a line drive in the box score.

  128. Joey says:

    I’ll take it!

  129. Newman says:

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

  130. Sam says:

    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.

  131. E-ROC says:

    Good job Jeter?

  132. A.D. says:

    He tried to gidp

  133. Chris says:

    abreu GS i feel it…

  134. Joey says:

    For the most part I love Abreu AB’s

  135. BigBlueAL says:

    This could get interesting……….

  136. A.D. says:

    clutch walk!

  137. Mike A. says:

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

  138. Greg G. says:

    A little bit here, a little bit there.

  139. A.D. says:

    X better do something here

  140. BigBlueAL says:

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

  141. Mike A. says:

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

  142. A.D. says:

    Nady blows

  143. giselle says:

    WHY DIDNT HE TAG?

  144. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  145. BigBlueAL says:

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

    • Steve says:

      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.

  146. Mike A. says:

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

  147. BigBlueAL says:

    What a letdown.

  148. E-ROC says:

    It should be 7-3. Dammit Damon.

  149. PsiFighter37 says:

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

  150. A.D. says:

    Needed to get some more there

  151. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  152. Ivan says:

    That was great.

  153. Mike A. says:

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

  154. Newman says:

    WTP…No more juice for Varitek?

  155. Newman says:

    How bout a Dick-Bomb from Dick Sex?

  156. BigBlueAL says:

    Sexson’s swing looks horrible.

  157. E-ROC says:

    Richie Sexson’s length is a detriment.

  158. BigBlueAL says:

    What a soft-ass Lester is.

  159. Mike A. says:

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

  160. giselle says:

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

  161. Baseballnation says:

    CAN WE END THE PONSON EXPERIENCE NOW????

  162. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  163. Jamal G. says:

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

  164. Newman says:

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

  165. Mike A. says:

    Theo Epstein looks like that dude from Jumper.

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

  166. mike pop says:

    this game is pathetic but ya cant win em all

  167. Ivan says:

    Come on Giese.

  168. A.D. says:

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

    • BigBlueAL says:

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

      • Jamal G. says:

        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 says:

          Yeah the Yankees need a 3b.

        • Steve says:

          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?

          • Jamal G. says:

            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 says:

              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.

              • Jamal G. says:

                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.

            • Mike A. says:

              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. says:

            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 says:

              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.

              • Jamal G. says:

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

              • Jamal G. says:

                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. says:

                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

        • A.D. says:

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

  169. Realist says:

    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 .

  170. BigBlueAL says:

    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….

  171. A.D. says:

    Molina has to block the plate more

  172. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  173. A.D. says:

    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

  174. Mike A. says:

    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.

  175. BigBlueAL says:

    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????

    • Jamal G. says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

        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…..

  176. Link says:

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

  177. Kyle D. says:

    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.

  178. Jamal G. says:

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

    • Mike A. says:

      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.

      • Mike A. says:

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

      • Jamal G. says:

        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 says:

      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….

    • Link says:

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

  179. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  180. Joey says:

    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

  181. Ivan says:

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

  182. E-ROC says:

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

  183. Joey says:

    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)

  184. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  185. Mike A. says:

    Timlin’s in, comeback time.

  186. Joey says:

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

  187. Joey says:

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

  188. Mike A. says:

    0-12 GB/FB ratio for Giese.

  189. Ivan says:

    Favorite Pornstars? Any answers.

  190. A.D. says:

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

  191. Joey H says:

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

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