Game Thread: All-Star Edition

Recapping the Jeter Debate
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Hooray for meaningless games. The lineups:

American League
Ichiro, RF
Jeter, SS
Hamilton, CF
A-Rod, 3B
Manny, LF
Bradley, DH
Youkilis, 1B
Mauer, C
Pedroia, 2B
Lee, SP

National League
Hanley, SS
Utley, 2B
Berkman, 1B
Pujols, DH
Chipper, 3B
Holliday, RF
Braun, LF
Fukudome, CF
Soto, C
Sheets, SP

Talk it up here.

Recapping the Jeter Debate
Easiest DotF ever
  • E-ROC

    Tony Gwynn is still a chubby porker.

    • A.D.

      he got a lot bigger

  • E-ROC

    Predictions for MVP anyone?

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

      I say … Cristian Guzman. Why not?

    • E-ROC

      Derek Jeter is my pick; no shock there.

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

    I love the way they are doing the intros, real nice.

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

    Ha! Boggs is wearing a Yankee hat. Shovin’ it right in the face of Boston.

    • TheLastClown

      He was wearing one yesterday in the celebrity/legends game, and he hit a longball into right! Paulie too….

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

        Yeah but he’s in the HOF as a Sawk. That’s quite a dis in my eyes.

        • Ivan

          Didn’t he wore TB hat, and everybody was shocked by that.

          • A.D.

            He was going too, then the rules were changed so the HOF decided what hat a player wears (there was a mess that TB paid Boggs and such), so he is now depicted with a Red Sox hat, but I think that’s the team he definitley didn’t want to go under, so he’ll probably publically do Yanks

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

    Ah there’s the white cleats. Wouldn’t be an ASG without ’em.

  • E-ROC

    Cal Ripken got the loudest ovation among the non-Yankee HOFers.

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

    Umm, what the fuck was that? Willie Mays completely shunned Josh Hamilton when he ran up next to him.

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

      Maybe he was making some sort of statement about how MLB is treating Barry?

  • Zack

    Is it just me or are Fox’s acoustics really soft tonight? Is it that nobody is really cheering, or that I just can’t hear it?

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

      It’s probably Fox. The place was electric last night.

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

    Boo, Lincecum has the flu and won’t pitch tonight.

    • Ivan

      Yeah that suck.

  • dkidd

    sounds like worst case scenario re matsui’s knee

  • TheLastClown

    Reg-GIE REG-GIE REG-GIE!!!

  • Ivan

    What, No Mary J. Blige.

  • E-ROC

    The B-2 Bomber!!!

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

    Boy, it must be stressful being SDSU’s coach, judging by how … plump Tony Gwynn looks.

    • E-ROC

      and has a shim type of voice……

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

    Whitey loves him some Steinbrenner.

  • Ivan

    this is cool

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

      This is really effing cool. Only the Yanks.

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

        Easily the best pre-game ceremony ever for a sporting event (sans any unscripted mishaps).

  • Ivan

    It would be really cool if Mickey Mantle was alive. Like in 99 when Ted Williams was there and the fans when wild (hell even I had goosebumps). Man If Mickey was alive, could you imagine the fans reaction.

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

      Or even Joe D.

      • A.D.

        Either would have been redic

  • alex

    wow the boss looks old………..his health is really deterierating

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

    If there’s a save situation Mo will pitch? He should pitch the ninth regardless. Is that too biasy?

    • A.D.

      well if its a tie they save him for extras….and my guess is no one asked Francona about what happens if there isn’t a save situation

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

    That Bob Melvin Taco Bell commercial was pretty funny.

    • A.D.

      “With real strawberries” vs fake strawberries?

  • Ivan

    My MVP winner is A-Rod, fuck it why not.

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

    Nice, Jeter and A-Rod get the Roll Call. Perfect.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Bobby got some love, too. I’m annoyed that Buck kept talking through it, he at least should have acknowledged the Murcer love.

  • Ivan

    I have not seen a SS with this offensive ability since A-Rod inconcern with Hanley Ramirez, even though A-Rod was a much better fielder.

  • A.D.
  • A.D.

    Cliff Lee, nice inning

  • Freddy

    LMAO…the section 39 guys are wearing tuxedos. Sorry, I just found that hilarious.

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

    Not Utley’s finest moment.

  • Ivan

    Well Jeter not bad.

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

    Derek Jeter, early favorite for MVP.

  • Ivan

    Nasty

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

    Hammy just got pwned.

  • TheLastClown

    You’d think they’d move the weighted practice bats an all the other things that clutter the HP area…..at least in such a pomp & circumstance event like the ASG

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

      Soto’s lucky Manny got out of the way. That’s a start.

  • Ivan

    How was the head Pujols by Joe Buck.

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

      I agreed with what he said, Alex Rodriguez is the greatest player (of all-time in my opinion) in the game and Albert Pujols is the greatest overall hitter in the game.

      • Ivan

        I agree too, but damn was kinda suckin him off a tad bit.

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

    What’s the name of the song they played for this year’s All-Star game ad? It starts off by going “I’ve been waiting for this moment…all my life…”

    • Newman

      In the air tonight, Phil Collins

  • E-ROC

    Damn, Chipper Jones taking away Jeter’s chances of winning the MVP.

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

      Yeah, but the Cap’n has the SB to his credit.

      • E-ROC

        True

    • Ivan

      Well Chipper didn’t forget that DJ won his All-Star MVP in his home park.

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

    The concept for “Swing Vote” is great, I hope they didn’t screw the movie up.

  • TheLastClown

    Its funny, they’ve got that Bud commercial with all the home runs….

    “As long as we have the great American pastime, we have the great American lager”

    Anheuser-Busch was just sold to Belgian InBev……

  • TheLastClown

    Anybody think we’ll get Sheets & Sabathia after this season? It would probably be contingent on Andy’s turning down his option and Moose going bye bye….but Wang, Joba, CC, Sheets, Hughes *or whoever*??

    Is this just totally pipe-dreaming?

    • E-ROC

      I would sign Ben Sheets, Mark Prior (minor league deal; turn him into a reliever or something) and Andy Pettitte. I don’t think CC will come to the Yankees even though money can change a person’s mind.

    • A.D.

      Both probably doubtful, unless they bond in Milwaukee and want to go somewhere together to win

  • E-ROC

    Milton Bradley – Yankees RF of ’09

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

      We can only hope.

    • TheLastClown

      in 10 years, he’s played ONE season of more than 101 games.

      Is this because of injury?

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

    Is Joe Torre really the sole reason Milton Bradley was not dealt to the Yanks in 2006?

  • Ivan

    You know if Milton Bradley wasn’t a mental patient he would go to more All-Star games more often.

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

      I think his lack of AS appearances has more to do with his 10 DL trips than the times he lost it.

      • TheLastClown

        You just answered my question from above Mike…thanks…but if he’s so oft-injured, why would we want him next year?

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

          Because he’s really good at hitting baseballs.

          • Ivan

            even if he acts like a 5 year old, his talents at hitting the baseball is quite huge.

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

    No you fucking idiots, J.D. Drew and Kevin Youkilis were being booed. Stop trying to be wise asses.

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

    Is it wrong that I’m hoping Papelbon enters the game in the 8th and blows a lead? I guess it’s fine as long as they come back to take the lead and Mo nails down the win.

    • TheLastClown

      I’m hoping he comes in & takes a comebacker off his shin…..a little Jeff Karstens special

    • A.D.

      Blown save would be great

  • Freddy

    Ugh, someone fire McCarver already.

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

    Two Red Sox AB’s, two strikeouts. Awesome.

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

    What was that about Youk’s batting eye? that K was Melky-esque.

    • Ivan

      You couldn’t let it go uh.

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

        Just stating a fact my friend. ;)

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

    Wait, nobody knows the name of the song for the ASG ads?

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

      I don’t, sorry.

    • LC

      The song is “Lazy Eye” by Silversun Pickups.

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

    Josh Hamilton, Alex Rodriguez, Manny Ramirez, and Dustin Pedroia all had AB’s with a runner on but Pedroia is the only one to get the ball out of the infield. I love baseball.

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

      The ability to hit the ball out of the infield is directly proportional to the player’s scrappy short white baldiness ratio, SSWBR.

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

    Heh, Ben said they booed Sarah Jessica Parker.

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

      I’m going to admit that I’m a big “Sex and the City” fan but she is quite an ugly woman.

    • Freddy

      I’d boo someone who is ugly as fuck that the media tries to pass off as gorgeous. Still dunno what Matthew Broderick was thinking.

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

    At a boy Hanley!

  • Bill N

    Jamal, the song is by the silversun pickups I don’t know the name of it though sorry…… Yogi should have pushed buck out of his chair.

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

      Yeah, I found it via YouTube. It’s “Lazy Eye”.

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

    LoL, no jokes people.

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

      Heh, it’s just too funny.

  • E-ROC

    DAMMIT!!!!!! GIDP!!!!! JETER!!!

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

    That Derek Jeter GIDP was brought to you by Viagra, helping men with E.D. turn two since 1998.

  • Ivan

    It wouldn’t be a All-Star game in Yankee Stadium without Jeter GIDP.

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

    Yay, get to see my boy Ervin Santana.

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

    If Scott Kazmir learns a Cutter…

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

      Learning how to hold it and learning how to throw it are two entirely different things.

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

    Roy Halladay looks damn good. The Jays should use him as a set-up man.

  • E-ROC

    Mo is a too nice of a guy; giving cutter lessons to Roy Halladay and Scott Kazmir.

  • A.D.

    Gotta love that throw

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

    Ichiro’s arm > Melky’s arm.

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

      LoL, now you’re just going overboard. Who would even argue that?

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

        You’d be surprised. I had people complaining that I ranked Melk’s arm behind Rios’ and Markakis’ before the season. I should have had Adam Jones’ in there too, in retrospect.

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

          Wow, that’s unbelievable.

  • E-ROC

    Ichiro is a god.

  • Freddy

    Ichiro. PILL!

  • dkidd

    remember in the 80’s when the reds were begging management to let them wear white shoes? a-rod proves they were wrong

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

    Wow, I told Ben yesterday that with all the pitchers who started this weekend, the NL will probably have to go Sheets for 2, Zambrano for 2, Haren, then various relievers. Freaky.

  • A.D.

    ahh Hanley Ramirez’s defense

  • E-ROC

    Milton Bradley is a medical miracle. He returned from an ACL tear in less than 12 months. Wow!

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

    Magic Santana. Yet another young pitcher that needed roughly 3 years to figure it all out.

    • A.D.

      Imagine if the O’s had pulled that trade (Santana for Tejada), Bedard, Santana, and Cabrera could be a lethal trio right now

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

        Matusz, Tillman and Arrieta is scary enough.

    • Ivan

      Don’t tell the NY fans that.

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

    What does Texas’ Neftali Feliz offer outside of his high octane Fastball?

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

      Curve and a change. Inconsistent.

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

        I know you don’t like to use scouting terms like “plus” and such, but when he’s on how good is his Curveball and Changeup?

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

          Prospect Handbook says:

          One day he’ll flash a plus curve with very good depth, and the next day he’ll drop his arm, causing the pitch to flatten out and spin but not bite. He tends to throw his changeup too hard, right into hitters’ bat speeds, but he has som feel for the pitch and made progress with it in instructional league.

          That’s all I got for ya.

  • E-ROC

    Bleeping Holliday…

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

    Classy move by Francona, letting A-Rod get the ovation as he came out.

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

      How much you want to bet that there will be some complaints that A-Rod was the first one to come out?

  • Newman

    Anyone else miserably bored by this game?

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

      It’s the same story ever year. The only part I enjoy is getting to watch all the pitchers.

      • Newman

        I thought I’d be into it just cuz of it being at the Stadium, but I was wrong.

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

    Does that mean All-Star Catcher Jason Varitek™ is coming in the game?

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

      I have to think that Dioner Navarro is going to be second string. If Navaro is that would be funny. Jason Varitek can’t even be the second string player when his manager is the All-Star manager.

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

        Francona’s gonna wait and let Varitek pinch hit in a big spot.

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

    I have just become an even bigger Joe Mauer groupie because he has T.I.’s “What You Know About That” as his walk-up song.

    • Newman

      Do the visiting players really choose their own music or is it just randomly played by the DJ guy?

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

        I have no idea. I would think that since the A.L. squad is considered the home team this year that Joe Mauer would have been able to choose his own song.

        • Newman

          Yea, I know A-Rod came out to his song, “This is why I’m hot” earlier, which is still funny every time he struts to the plate and that is played

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

        I think it’s randomly played. I can’t wait until they go to Fenway so A-Rod can walk to the plate to Material Girl.

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

    I still find it amazing that Haren was only the second Pepperdine starter drafted in 2001.

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

    Got a scenario for you guys. In a World Series game, would you issue an IBB to Josh Hamilton with the bases loaded and force in a tying run in the fifth inning and two out in order to face Joe Crede? Or would you take your chances with Hamilton and the bases loaded up by one run? How much does it matter who is on the mound?

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

      In the fifth inning? Pitch to the man.

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

    All-Star Catcher Jason Varitek™ is in the game.

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

    Joakim Soria must be thrilled. Mo is his idol.

  • Ivan

    Has there been a pitcher that way over it’s head than Justin D.

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

      .213 BABIP. That’s the definition of unsustainable.

  • Newman

    Buck: Tim Lincecum had to go to the hospital, he wasn’t even here for the introductions tonight.

    McCarver: So obviously he’s not in uniform

  • Manimal

    did we ever find out what was in that suitcase that volquez put on home plate while Hamilton was hitting in the first round.

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

      Yeah, I forgot all about that.

      A.L. West for the loss.

  • JT

    I wouldnt really mind if the NL wins this game. The Yankees arent making it to the playoffs and Boston cant away from fenway.

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

      Oh ye of little faith…and short memory.

    • Newman

      I didn’t know we were already in the month of September. I missed the part where we were eliminated from playoff contention

      • JT

        I have lost faith in this team. I do remember last year, and anything is possible, but even if we make it to the playoffs, they will just crumble as always. This lineup just cannot get it done against good pitching.

        Oh but they can just pull out their favorite excuse… the opposing pitcher was so dominate…

        Vs. the yankees.. bad pitchers are good, good pitchers are great, and great pitchers are pitching the best game of their lives.

        Especially if they are lefty.

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

    That Francona fella is one classy mofo.

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

    Don’t worry guys, Billy Wagner is the NL’s closer.

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

    Pesky and good? That’s an oxymoron in my book.

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

    IPK + Ajax for Bay? Not enough?

    • Newman

      Would you do that? I’d package Kennedy but I’m reluctant to give AJ

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

        I would, but I’m not sure if it’s enough.

        • Newman

          Interesting, you’re usually a big IPK proponent too

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

            Bay’s the kind of guy you give him up for though. Young, some semblance of cost control, proven masher.

            • Newman

              I agree with that except Bay turns 30 in 2 months, I thought he was younger myself

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

                Really? Wow. I figured he was 28 the latest.

                • Newman

                  I know, it is surprising no doubt

                • Ivan

                  So you change your mind.

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

                  Nah, 30’s not terrible. Hitters age well, or at least better than pitchers.

                • JT

                  Was there any reason why Bay had such a crappy year in 07?

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

                  His knee was hurt most of the year. He had surgery in the offseason.

    • A.D.

      What if you include Ohlendorf, Pirates are apparently high on him, and why he has good stuff we have other relief prospects

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

    Oooo is it too late to change my MVP to Adrian? Best player no one talks about.

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

    Could you imagine if the Rays still had Hamilton? Think of that lineup … Crawford, Upton, Hamilton, Longoria … yikes.

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

      I’m much more scared of that potential rotation of David Price, Scott Kazmir, and Jake McGee (who is going to have TJS, that sucks).

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

        Don’t forget my boy Jeremy Hellickson. 98-7 K/BB

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

          That number still gives me chills when I look at it. What type of stuff does he have?

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

            92-93, good curve, filthy changeup.

    • A.D.

      Imagine the Yanks if they paid the 100K to the cubs for him

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

    I love these Burger King Loaded Steakhouse ads. The one on the beach was the best.

    “Burger King Steakhouse, how did you earn it?”

    “I just saved a baby seal, gave her mouth-to-mouth.”

    “Narley. What’s your story guy?”

    “I just wanted one”

    “You just wanted one? Well, here I am just looking for treasure and instead I just find the most arrogant man on Earth!”

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

    At least now we know that the baseball gods are turning all hitters in Yankee Stadium this year to crap. It’s not just the Yankees.

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

    Joe Nathan, ex-shortstop. Successful conversion I’d day.

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

    Bigger surprise at the midway point: The Baltimore Orioles, Minnesota Twins, Oakland A’s, or St. Louis Cardinals?

    • Newman

      Rays aren’t a candidate? I know they have a boatload of young talent, but I don’t know anyone that predicted they’d be where they are right now

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

        I’m not surprised by the Rays. I’ve been waiting for this for two years.

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

        There were projections of them winning 88-games this year and nobody informed was really shocked by that. Look at that 25-man roster, would you expect them to not win in the neighborhood of 85-games?

        • Newman

          85 is one thing, they’re on pace for like 92 at least…I considered that jump surprising

    • Ivan

      The Orioles will suck soon. I thought Minnesota would be better than what people thought. Same with Oakland, I will go with the St. Louis.

    • A.D.

      Cards, especially since Mulder nor Carpenter has come back strong & Pujols missed time

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

      Gotta be the Cards. That offense is hilariously bad without Pujols, and they have Todd Wellemeyer and Braden frickin’ Looper in the rotation.

  • JT

    papsmear looks pissed in the dug out that he will be coming in for the bottom of the 7th.

    • JT

      I’m sorry, that’s just his ugly face.

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

    So how’s the NL going to close this out, Marmol-Lidge-Wagner? Brian Wilson in there somewhere?

    • A.D.

      Did they say Wagner has the 9th? I’d rather have Lidge in the 9th

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

        No, I’m just assuming. Wagner’s got that “veteran guy who’s earned it” tag.

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

    Josh Groban? Where’s Ronan Tynan?

    Oh God, the Village People will be on soon…

    • Newman

      I was just gonna ask that, YMCA usually is done after the 6th I thought

  • Ivan

    Alright guys who would you guys take K-Rod or Nathan?

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

      Nathan. 8 days a week and twice on Sundays. It’s not even close.

      • Ivan

        Nathan’s #’s since 04, has had the best #’s at the closer position in baseball.

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

          The only K-Rod has on him is age.

  • JT

    K-Rod. I would love to hear fatso & crazy complaining about his OVER THE TOP GYRATIONS. haha

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

    The more and more I read that MLBTR article on the Francisco Liriano, Joe Nathan, and A.J. Peirzynski trade between the Twins and Giants I have to agree, it really wasn’t a bad trade at that time.

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2006/07/trade-history-t.html

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

      Nope. Liriano was coming off two years cut short by shoulder injuries. Boof was a middling prospect, Nathan was a very good reliever, but they had to give something up to get a good catcher like AJ.

    • A.D.

      People look at after the trade because there were issues with AJ in SF

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

    Damn. Francona didn’t give America a chance to see that shiny .218 BA that All-Star Catcher Jason Varitek is sporting.

    • A.D.

      He made sure to avoid that issue, especially when your down

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

      Terry Francona deserves to be the ASG MVP just for that move.

  • Ivan

    Man Volquez is nasty.

  • Ivan

    Man Girardi just doesn’t quite uh?

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

      What happened?

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

        He’s catching in the bullpen.

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

    Uh … are we … uh … supposed to cheer him or something?

  • Ivan

    Should I cheer or Boo?

  • Newman

    Ugh, a Red Sock possibly MVP in our house. This has nightmare written all over it

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

      Nah, the MVP will be whoever drives in the winning run.

      • Newman

        Hopefully it’s not Drew again

  • Bill N

    Of course it would be a red sox, horseshit

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

    Please give up some runs Papelbon.

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

    Hah. Mariano chant while Papelbon’s pitching.

    • Newman

      Awesome stuff

      • Newman

        Overrated chants

  • A.D.

    Well maybe Paplebon should stop talking, and not have a 50 min interview sessions so the media doesnt have ammo

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

    LoL, Joe Buck and Tim McCarver feelings are hurt because of the shit Jonathan Papelbon is deservedly getting. Poor babies.

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

    There it is. Adrian for MVP.

  • A.D.

    Lot of SB in this game

    Nice to see Paplebon give up a run

    • Joey

      worthless. can’t even hold the game for a real closer

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

    You earned it Paps.

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

    You have Carlos Marmol, Billy Wagner, and Brad Lidge in the bullpen yet Brian Wilson is warming up?

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

      Eh, Giants’ fans need something to cheer about.

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

        Yeah, he’s a little pumped.

    • A.D.

      Well Pinella will probably run Marmol into the ground so the last thing he needs is to pitch now

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

    Colby Rasmus a N.L. All-Star in 2009 (final vote, injury replacement, etc.)?

    • A.D.

      If this season is an indication…he’s a slow starter

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

        Nah, those were the two worst months of his career. He’s a stud.

        • A.D.

          I know, I siad “if”

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

      Only if Pujols gets hurt and the Cards need a representative.

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

    How come the Giants are “only” 7 games out in the NL West, but the Yanks 6 game deficient is insurmountable?

    • Newman

      I was so just thinking that

  • A.D.

    Looks like Lidge in the 9th, good choice

  • Scott

    wagner will find a way to blow this game

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

      Hah.

      • Scott

        Hate to say I told you so, but i did

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

    Ah, Bob Apodaca. The name just rolls off your tongue.

  • A.D.

    I get getting everyone in…but pinch hitting for Bradley?

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

      Well, he didn’t exactly run Miguel Cairo or Chad Moeller out there.

      • A.D.

        Apparently it was a pretty good plan

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

    Jonathan Papelbon and Billy Wagner both give up leads in the same game? Awesome.

    • Ivan

      Word.

  • A.D.

    Corey Hart has pretty silently become a very good player

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

    Hysterical.

  • A.D.

    ahhh Wagner

  • Bill N

    Shove that up your ass wagner… way to go rook

  • E-ROC

    man, I wish the Yanks had a Grady Sizemore or Josh Hamilton in CF.

    • Newman

      Uh hello, we do have that type of caliber in CF: the Melk Man

  • Scott

    How long till someone mentions Mariano;s number in tie games in the 9th

  • Scott

    versus his numbers in save situations, i know we’ve spoken about it a lot here

  • Scott

    Wow they better not lose it here, and we won’t see Mo

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

    Oh good, Francona is saving Rivera for the save opportunity in extras.

  • Ivan

    Wagner blowing something big, surprising.

  • A.D.

    No Mo in the 9th?

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I know it’s a tie game, but a save situation is impossible now. So why not Mo?

  • Newman

    Why the hell isn’t Mo in?

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

    If the A.L. wins this game in the bottom of the 9th all that good will that Terry Francona showed earlier in this game with the Derek jeter and A-Rod subs will vanish.

  • whozat

    Does he bring Mo in this inning? Does he save him for the save…if one appears? What if the AL wins it in the ninth and Mo doesn’t pitch??

    • whozat

      Oh right…there CAN’T be a save. Right, right.

      I’m dumb. Also, leadoff walk, KRod…

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

    He’s going to have to bring Mo in to clean up K-Rod’s mess. They don’t call him Cardiac K-Rod in Anaheim for nothing.

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

      Told you.

  • A.D.

    Dempster warming up…lesser discussed free agent after this season

  • Scott

    there is no save in a tie game with the home team up in the 9th inning

  • Doug

    did no one else see that dude get hit in the balls by Longoria’s GRD

  • Scott

    bringing him in now , thank god

  • whozat

    He just wanted to make it a little tougher on Mo :-)

  • Newman

    I don’t get it…why not let Mo just pitch the full inning?

  • Ivan

    I just mad excited when Mo came out of the bullpen.

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

    Two things. What the hell was the point of not starting MO in the ninth? Secondly, fuck FOX for not staying with the telecast so we could see MO run all the way to the mound.

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike @ NYYU

    Of course, cut to a commercial during Mo’s entrance.

    FOX sucks

  • BigBlueAL

    Fucking FOX cuts off from the game while Mo is entering the game, couldnt they have just stayed til he reached the mound and got the ball handed to him from Francona. It may sound stupid but it wouldve been kinda cool to watch.

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

    Let’s Go Yankees. Bitches.

  • A.D.

    NICE

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

    Is there anything better than watching a baseball game at Yankee Stadium on a weekday night on FOX? Just has October feel all over it (Except I’m not under my covers from the Autumn cold).

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

      Being at the Stadium for the game?

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

        Never been to a post-season game. Hell, this year was the first time I ever been to the Stadium.

    • whozat

      Watching a baseball game at Yankee stadium on a weeknight on a channel with a competent broadcast team?

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

    Money in the bank.

    Hammer of God.

    • SG

      This Rivera guy is pretty good.

    • Ivan

      That’s a great nickname, Hammer of God.

  • Scott

    mo would stay in for the 10th

  • BigBlueAL

    Leave him in for the 10th!!!!! No nevermind with the way this season has gone he would get injured…..

  • A.D.

    Mo set up for the win on a walk off…

  • Ivan

    Mo is just great.

  • Doug

    Now that was efficiency.

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

    Soria, Sherrill and Kaz are still out there. Although I think Kaz just pitched on Sunday.

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike @ NYYU

    FOX has no interest in the game. All they want to do is plug their lousy shows.

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

    Brad Lidge? Hello?

  • Scott

    whats the ridiculous thing dempster does with his glove before he pitches

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

    That thing Dempster does with his glove has to be some kind of balk. I thought you couldn’t do something like that because it might “deceive the hitter.”

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      “Will Carroll (8:48:59 PM PT): Dempster just began doing the twisting glove thing. Len Kasper says its to not tip his pitches and that he starts with a splitter grip on every pitch. Still looks really weird and tough to repeat.”

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

    Ben says no ones up in the pen.

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

    Tim McCarver says booing a rival player in a rival stadium is heightening a rivalry. I say Tim McCarver is a fucking idiot.

  • A.D.

    I’d take being out of position prospects than being out of pitchers, that said the NL still has arms, and dempster could give them a few innings

    • whozat

      If someone comes up lame, though, you’re kinda screwed.

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

        Eh, it’s not like anyone is running hard anyway.

  • Will

    Bulletin from Tim McCarver: Yankee fans’ booing of Papelbon might not go unnoticed when the two teams next meet up.

    That’s great journalism right there.

    • A.D.

      As if it matters at this point

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

    MO did only pitch to one batter in the ninth so I don’t think it’s an issue if he pitches the tenth.

  • Newman

    If Mo pitches well this inning and AL walks off in the 10th, Mo is the winning pitcher and MVP?

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

    Francona knows where it’s at. Yanks have the next two days off anyway.

  • Ivan

    I really hope that this All-Star game, doesn’t end like it did in 02.

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

      There’s enough pitchers to get this game through at least the 12th. Someone should be able to score by then.

  • A.D.

    McClouth’s power won’t continue

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Pete Abe is just reporting that there was an announcement (though not a moment of silence) for Bobby Murcer in the 2nd inning, and that he hadn’t mentioned it earlier because he “foolishly assumed Fox would have mentioned it.”

    There are no words.

  • http://nyyu.blogspot.com Mike @ NYYU

    Can that be true?

    Out of 26 world series championships, only 9 were clinched at YS?

    • BigBlueAL

      I was thinking the same thing when I read that.

  • Will

    Halladay: “So that’s how you grip it, just like that, huh?”
    Mo: “Yeah, just like that, man. Don’t bother, though–you’ll never throw it like the Hammer.”

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

    Nice job by Fox getting the first pitch off at 8:45. People do have to work tomorrow, you know.

  • A.D.

    Martin fought on that one

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

    Settin’ them up just to tear their hearts out. Mo may be quite, but deep down he’s an evil mofo.

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

      See?

  • A.D.

    Whew, nice DP

  • E-ROC

    Thank God.

  • Newman

    If AL wins this inning, Mo for MVP

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

      No, they’ll give it to whoever hits the walk-off.

      • Newman

        It’s gonna be Mo, I’m calling it

      • A.D.

        o dinno if its a sac fly, they really getting the mvp

  • Ivan

    Rivera: I show you how to do this son.

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

    Is Clint Hurdle really saving Brad Lidge for the save opportunity? Hysterical.

  • Will

    Man…suddenly not such a good night to be Dan Uggla.

  • A.D.

    Ooh Ugglas Defense

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

    Uggla for MVP. GIDP to end the 10th, boots two balls to start the next inning.

  • E-ROC

    Doesn’t Carlos Quentin’s stance remind you of Jose Canseco?

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

    Dan Uggla sure isn’t having any fun.

  • whozat

    Maybe Uggla has some money riding on the AL tonight…

  • BigBlueAL

    Im feeling sorry for Uggla right about now.

  • Will

    Yikes, and now Ken Rosenthal on the scene to pour salt in the gaping wound. Pretty heinous.

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

    Gotta go to Lidge now, don’t you? Need the strikeout guy on the mound.

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

    I want so bad for Grady Sizemore to win this thing.

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

    Uggla obviously isn’t used to seeing more than 4,000 people in the stands.

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

    Longoria gets a hit here, he’s MVP. Easily.

  • Newman

    Longoria is MVP if he wins it with tying and winning RBI

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

    Walk-off Grand Slam for the win!

  • alex

    WTF!!?!? cant get a damn ball out of the infield!

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

    Wow, the AL is coming through in the clutch like the Yanks.

  • A.D.

    WOW nice play by Tejada

  • Ivan

    Wow what an inning by aaron cook.

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

      Dude almost died a few years ago. Bases loaded with no outs in the bottom of the 10th in the last All-Star Game ever in Yankee Stadium ain’t no thang.

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

    Bases loaded, nobody out and the winning run on-base but you don’t get a run, who do the A.L. All-Stars think they are? The Boston Red Sox?

    • BigBlueAL

      They are hitting w/RISP like they are the Yankees.

  • Will

    Is it the wrong time to suggest that maybe Yankee Stadium is having a certain, easily identifiable effect on its home teams this season?

  • Manimal

    Tejada made a play like a true 35 year old. Whats the rule for a tie? Who gets home field in the WS?

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

      I thought the whole point of having the ASG determine home field in the WS was to eliminate ties. Will they just make them keep playing?

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

    This has turned into a mighty fine game.

    • Ivan

      only fitting in yankee stadium.

  • Will

    The fact that they’re actually playing “Sunglasses at Night” for Corey Hart may really be my favorite part of the entire night.

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

    I was thinking and I wanted to know if any of these following ideas are better to determine home-field in the World Series than what it currently is:

    1. Home-field is determined by the league with the best Interleague record.

    2. Home-field is determined by the World Series participant with the best Interleague record.

    3. Home-field is determined by the World Series participant with the best winning percentage in the LDS and LCS.

    I like the third option the best.

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

      It should be based on the record of the teams participating. Play all damn season and it might not even help you any come the playoffs. Ridiculous.

  • Ivan

    but I will say this, can they add more all-star starting pitchers than relievers. I betcha John Danks would be thrilled to be here.

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

      Thank you.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I don’t understand Fox. They bring up Murcer now?

  • Joe

    Corey Hart looks like the most akward baseball player of all time. He’s all sorts of lanky.

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

    Did Dioner Navarro just try to bunt in an All-Star Game? Great googely moogely.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Umps giveth (Ichiro’s throw-out) and umps taketh away (Kinsler’s successful steal).

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

    Oh my God, just get Brad Lidge in the fucking game. You can use a starter to close it out.

  • whozat

    Great call on the steal, guys.

    6 attempts, 5 steals, ONE run partly created by all this.

    See, Ian…now it’d be bases loaded. AGAIN.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      ‘cept he was safe. But yes, your point is well taken.

  • whozat

    Did Tim McCarver just try to tell me that Young is a good defender??

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

    Has Brian McCann played yet?

    And wow, just wow.

    • whozat

      Nope.

      Make it moot, Carlos!

  • whozat

    WHY would you send Navarro? Seriously? WHo’s over there, Meacham??

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      That was another play that looked…well, close. It seemed, on the replay, that Navarro slid through his leg before the glove came down.

      It’d be nice if Kazmir could have been replaced by someone with a viable arm, though I suppose it equalizes the NL’s loss of Tiny Tim.

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

    This is a great fucking game, NBA All-Star level.

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

      I’m not sure if that’s a sarcastic comment…

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

        Nah, it wasn’t. The All-Star game idea is built for the NBA game in my opinion. Only game where the stars can truly show off their talents individually.

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

    God is Kevin Youkilis fucking ugly.

    • Ivan

      Yea he’s an ugly dude.

    • BigBlueAL

      The Red Sox rival the Detroit Pistons as the ugliest team in pro sports. Although losing Ben Wallace has hurt the Pistons’ cause as the ugliest team in sports.

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

        Boston Celtics FTW! Any team with Sam Cassell on it easily, and I mean easily, wins the fugly award.

      • Ivan

        I hate to say this but the ugliest team ever was the old knick teams during the 90’s with Ewing, Mason and oakley.

        • BigBlueAL

          Starks and Harper werent exactly lookers either!!!!

  • BigBlueAL

    Let me say in defense to the umpires, BY FAR tag plays are the most difficult calls to make. But shit they really have blown a bunch tonight although most if not all of them looked like easily they were the correct calls when they happened but the replay showed otherwise….

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

    Trey Hillman is probably cursing Francona right now.

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

    Can Goose throw a few? Maybe Whitey?

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

    Textbook bunt by Martin. That’s how you do it.

  • whozat

    And people complain about Robbie’s defense?

    Uggla and Kinsler have combined to be pretty shoddy when it matters tonight.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      No one should complain about Robbie’s defense, he has one of the best gloves for his position.

      On the other hand, Uggla and Kinsler are (non-arguably) two of the worst gloves for the position. But damn, can they hit!

    • BigBlueAL

      If there is one thing you cant complain about this season with Cano is about his defense.

      • whozat

        Oh, I know. People still do, though.

        • Ivan

          Cano is a GG canidate at his position while Kinsler and Uggla are not. Plus, Cano has the ability to hit like those guys but so far he hasn’t which is dissapointing.

  • Greg

    this is probably the worst job of managing as a coaching staff i’ve ever seen- no pitchers left who can go any distance, sending navarro- honestly

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

      It’s an All-Star Game. How can you complain about the coaching?

      • Greg

        you can complain when the game is worth home field advantage- regardless of whether it should or not

    • BigBlueAL

      This is why if a starting pitcher pitches on the Sunday before the ASG he should be removed from the active roster and be replaced by a starting pitcher who would be available for 2 innings.

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

    That.

    Was filthy.

  • E-ROC

    That was filthy!

  • Manimal

    watching Holliday hit one in the right field porch got me thinking….

    In other news, Uggla wishes there was a rewind button.

  • Josh

    Uggla just came back from being hurt, he’s probably still rusty.

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

    Former indy baller George Sherrill on the mound in the last All-Star Game at Yankee Stadium with the bases loaded and 2 outs in the 12th…

    • BigBlueAL

      That Bedard trade looking better and better for the Orioles by the minute…

    • Manimal

      wow. You gotta love the best of the best on the same field.

  • Joe

    Whats the most comments on one thread in RAB history?

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

      Not sure, but I think we were over 500 during the draft.

      • Manimal

        500 in the first round thread or 500 in all the rounds combined. This definately exceeded any game thread.

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

    Aaron Cook for 3?!?!

    • whozat

      Well…he’s Hurdle’s own guy, so at least he doesn’t have to feel guilty burning him out :-)

    • BigBlueAL

      Its his own manager making the decision.

    • Manimal

      atleast his own manager made the decision, if Joe Torre or Melvin put him it would be wierd.

  • Manimal

    That had a aaron boone feel. Fox cuts in from commercials and bam.

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

    Why no Lidge?

    • Ivan

      Mike last thing you want is waste pitchers as the game continues.

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

        Last thing you want is to lose. Lidge gives you a better chance of keeping that run from scoring than Cook does.

        • Ivan

          True, but the last thing you want is screw it up, and end up like 02.

    • whozat

      Because Aaron Cook’s enormous balls of steel will not be denied.

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

    Not walking him? Really?

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

    Guzman has been playing out of position this whole time?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Courtesy of BP, it’s his first professional appearance at 3rd base, too.

      I have to say, no Lidge is weird, but Cook has been pretty impressive, all things considered. It hasn’t been pretty, but he’s putting zeroes on the board.

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

    Cook has not been terrific Joe Buck. He’s allowed like, 25 baserunners, but hasn’t allowed a run because Russ Martin has made some great plays.

  • Greg

    more bad news for clemens- check espn

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

    Mike, you said Aaron Cook almost died. What happened, or rather, almost happened?

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

      Left a game back in 2004 because of dizziness and shortness of breath, went to the hospital, had to have emergency surgery because of a massive blood clot in his shoulder. Could have died right on the mound.

      • Manimal

        wow. Those stories fascinate me. Like Cone, Hamilton, Ludwick and now Cook. Not being in the game for one reason or another and being successfull.

  • Greg

    just went off- radomski provided the feds with evidence of drug shipments to him

    • whozat

      It took this long? That’s suspicious.

  • Manimal

    Clemens really dug him self in a hole he can join Mr. Rose as the 2 greatest players to not be in the Hall of fame because of stupid decisions in their life.

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

    Can’t wait for the new seasons of “Entourage” and “24”.

    • Manimal

      Heroes is my show I cant believe after the strike and all they waited untill september to resume. Sounds crazy.

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

        All I’ve got to say is that the next season of 24 better kick some serious fucking ass after making me wait so long.

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

          Here, here.

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

    Not for nothing, but these All-Stars kinda suck. They need more David Ecksteins and less Albert Pujolses.

  • Manimal

    I guess its not cano, its just the stadium.

  • Greg
    • Manimal

      thanks

  • Joe

    Can we get Russell Martion sometime in the near future?

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

      Not a chance.

      Hurdle should pinch hit McCann for Guzman at some point, then slide Martin over to third.

      • Joe

        Yeah, I figured as much. This is the game that refuses to end.

      • Joe

        Yeah, I figured as much. This is the game that refuses to end.

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

    That ball just died. I figured it was an upper deck job.

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

    We going to start a pool here of when the game will end (whether wit’s a W/L/T)? I will say it is done in the bottom of the 16th.

    • Manimal

      make the pool not by inning but by time. 1:37 am

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

      I say NL wins it in 16. McLouth with the GW RBI, Kazmir takes the L.

  • Manimal

    anyone a big video game fan? E3 was decent this year.

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

      Not really, but I heard about this game called “Massive Action Game”, or simply “MAG”. Sounds bad ass.

      http://ps3.ign.com/articles/889/889850p1.html

      • Manimal

        yeah it was surprising they announced it right at the very end. Sony better shape up their online system because it is lag city. God of war 3 looks like its going to be good.

      • Manimal

        I was pissed off that they barely showed Home. That is supposed to be really cool.

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

          Only games I’m really looking forward to is Madden (more of a traditional thing, not as excited as years past) and the new SOCOM. Also the Home thing has interested me even though I’m usually not into things like that.

          • Joe

            Home thing?

          • Manimal

            yeah im with you but they didnt even elaborate or explain anything about home I want more information. Any Prince of persia fans will be pleased it looks absolutely amazing.

  • Ivan

    Can this game end please.

  • Joe

    14th, Dan Uggla stops tryinng to stop the ball and just gives up.

  • billyball

    wow. these offenses remind me of the 2008 Yankees. failure to hit in the clutch.

  • Mac

    1:20 AM? And this is an east coast game? ….

  • Joe

    Why doesn’t one of these pitchers just go up there and throw it down the middle. I can’t imagine anyone wants to be playing at this point.

  • whozat

    I love the high heat.

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

    Dan Uggla is going to beat the living shit out of the watercooler. What a crappy night.

  • Ivan

    Kazmir at best could give them two innings here right?

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

      Yeah probably. Maybe three if he has some real short innings, but he’s not exactly the most pitch efficient guy.

  • Ivan

    Wright Vs. Kazmir

  • whozat

    At some point, they’ll just start phoning whichever Mets and Yankees didn’t leave town and make them show up to augment the rosters. Or bring in some of the SI Yanks and the BK Cyclones.

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

    This is getting ridiculous.

    • whozat

      I’d say it’s long since gotten ridiculous.

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

    Those poor fans had to endure Cotton Eye Joe for a second time.

  • whozat

    Hey, Lidge cracks under pressure, right?

    • Ivan

      Well Lidge did had that dominate 04 playoffs especially against the cardinals.

  • Ivan

    Why not a hit and run.

  • whozat

    Expect Kinsler to bunt? No way in hell. Of course…putting the bat on the ball would help.

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

    Why would Kinsler bunt Tim McCarver? He’s leading the league in batting average, extra base hits, total bases … he’s the one guy you DON’T want bunting.

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

    This game is crazy…they know these games run close why don’t they designate an available starter that can just stay in the bullpen for these situations?

  • Manimal

    his arm looked so weird when it rolled under his body. Almost like Jello.

  • Joe

    I am almost finished with the new John Feinstein book. The one about Glavine and Mussina. I’ve read most of his books, somsome pretty good. Especailly the one about the Patriot college basketball league. This one not so good.

    • Manimal

      I was going to get that but instead I got a book about how Babe ruth would have hit more home runs in present day ball parks. It had graphs of every homerun and deep flyball he hit it each stadioum with the old wall and the new wall. Its amazing how many more he would have hit.

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

    Anybody but Drew.

    • Manimal

      yesssssss. he walked. perfect. Can young do it twice?

  • Joe

    Jamal I’m revising my prediction. This game ends in the 15th, as I blow up the stadium.

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

    He was out but fuck it, game finally over.

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

      Never mind, he was safe.

  • Ivan

    Drew walks, I certainly live with that.

  • Manimal

    HOLY SHIT, 1:37 AM. DID I FUCKING CALL IT OR WHAT

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

      Holy shit, yeah you did.

      • Manimal

        man I should go play the lotto or something.

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

          You really should, don’t overlook shit like that.

          • Manimal

            too bad im too young to buy tickets and its 1:44 in the morning.

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

              Play for tomorrow, get your parents to do it.

              • Manimal

                lol I was planning on doing it.

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

      Wow, that is nuts.

    • Joe

      Weird

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

    Derek Jeter was the first one out of the dugout.

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

    He was going to be safe no matter what lol…

  • Manimal

    If there was Yankee Stadium planned a allstar games results it would be what we just saw. a 5 hour nightmare of a game.

    • Manimal

      Can you tell I’m tired from that comment?

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

        :D

        • Manimal

          ha man. I better get off the computer. Ill catch you guys later.

  • Manimal

    Have you seen Bud Selig in public without boo’s? Seriously.

  • Manimal

    They showed 2 seconds of commemoration for Bobby Murcer. way to go fox.