Game 110: Old Timers’ Day

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The weather isn’t great today, but hopefully the baseball gods are merciful and allow today’s Old Timers’ Day ceremonies go as planned. With more Old Timers’ on hand than ever before, today not only honors the great Yankees of yesteryear, but will also allow us to celebrate the life of Thurman Munson, who was killed in a plane wreck 29 years ago today.

While it just won’t be the same without Scooter and Bobby, today will be a welcome pick-me up for all Yankees’ fans out there. Personally, I’m most looking forward to seeing Coney, Jimmy Key, Straw & Boomer. It’s also pretty badass that Graeme Lloyd, Aaron Small & Mike Stanley will be in the house too. Oh, and Ed Price says we might be in for a surprise too.

The festivities start at 1:30 on YES, with the game following at 3:55 on FOX. The introductions are the best part, don’t miss it.

1. Damon, DH
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. X(BH) Nady, LF
7. Betemit, 2B – Cano’s got a sore hand
8. Melky, CF
9. Molina, C

And on the mound this Old Timers’ Day, the oldest current Yankee, Mike Mussina.

Notes: The Yanks played the Halos on Old Timers’ Day last year too, losing an error-filled extra innings affair … here’s Ben’s pics from that day …

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  • Jim Johnson

    No Donny either. Weird…

  • Jim Johnson

    *Donnie

    • A.D.

      He’s gotta work

      • Jim Johnson

        Right, I know. It’s just strange knowing that he’s not going to be there this year.

  • Old Ranger

    Please don’t miss it, this is the last year of “The House that Ruth Built”. Next year it will be in “The house that George Built”.
    I’ve seen so many 1st and lasts in this place; HOF players 1st game/last game, about 15 or so World Series Wins, perfect games (1 WSPG) and players coming to NYY and become stars, along with the ones that sucked. So again, watch it something always happens…good or bad. 27/08?

  • A.D.

    The year they played the Dodgers old timers was cool

  • A.D.

    Boomer is playing? He wanted to pitch this year!

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

      He’ll get a small ovation.

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

    Is Scott Brosius there?

  • A.D.

    Paul O’Neill nailing Leiter in the subway world series, ouch

  • A.D.

    Prediction:

    Ricky Henderson steals a base in this game

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

      Literally. Rips it up off the field and takes off.

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

    Hey, why no Hideki Irabu?

    Also, would it have been against MLB rules for El Duque to be here? He is currently on the DL and I don’t think he is in any rehab games as of yet.

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

    Wasn’t Paul Blair the guy that replaced Reggie Jackson in RF at Fenway Park which led to the argument in the dugout between Mr. October and Billy Martin?

  • A.D.

    wtf is blomberg’s facial hair

  • A.D.

    Alright Homer Bush

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

    I may be spoiled as a Yankee fan, but I’m glad that I have never known a Yankee Stadium to have its Upper Deck completely baron.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      * barren

  • A.D.

    Aaron Small is the Yankees!

  • A.D.

    Dr. James Andrews has a brilliant career because of Tommy John

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

    Mick The Quick!

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

    Wait, wasn’t Mike Torrez the pitcher Bucky Dent hit the HR against?

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

      I think so.

      • BigBlueAL

        Think so?? C’mon I know you guys are young but every damn Yankees fan knows it was off Mike Torrez, who the year before in 1977 pitched a complete game in Game 6 of the WS for the Yankees…

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

    Before there was Boone, there was Chambliss.

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

    Oh shit, Buck Showalter. Cool, someone I actually remember!

  • A.D.

    Never realized Lloyd was that good in the playoffs

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

      Lloyd & David Weathers were unbelievable that October.

      Ramiro!

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

    Ah Graeme Lloyd, the man who relieved Mo Rivera in the ’96 WS. That was when managers had balls.

  • A.D.

    Mendoza, nice

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

    Oyes Panamanian! Ramiro Mendoza is the man.

  • A.D.

    Mendoza looks like he could still come in and get a DP to get out of a jam

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

    Ah Luis Sojo. Everyone’s favorite bad player.

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

    Heh, would anybody be against Brien Taylor being a part of this?

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

      That would be bad, people are idiots.

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

        What do you mean, people actually blame him?

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

          No, but they’d boo the shit out of him.

    • A.D.

      Yankees minor league old timers day??

      Bring back Taylor, Ledee, Claussen and co.

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

    Grba? What culture is that from?

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

    Dr. Bobby Brown.

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

    LoL, NoMass said the Yankee fans should boo the shit out of him because he dogged his way out of town to get back to Oakland? Is that true?

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

    Heh, Rock Raines looked pissed.

  • A.D.

    The Rock!

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

    Nellie!!! Is Stanton there?

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

    Straaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!

  • A.D.

    When he had surgery in Seattle someone tried to sell his bone spurs on EBay

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

    Better Old Timers’ Day ovation, Derek Jeter or Mariano Rivera?

    • A.D.

      It’ll be Jeter

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

      Probably Jeter.

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

    Boomer! clap clap Boomer! clap clap Boomer! clap clap

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

      He’s lookin’ aight. Looks like he lost some weight actually.

  • A.D.

    He looks slimmer than when he was with San Diego last year

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

    LoL, “Uuuuuge moments”.

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

    Coney and Boomer are gonna start some shit. Lock your daughters up.

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

    Skipper! Skipper! Skipper!

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

    Does Jeter have a realistic shot at breaking Pete Rose’s career Hits record? Imagine that, the Yankees’ infield of the 21st century would have housed both the MLB Home Run King and Hit King. Amazing.

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

      Not if he keeps GIDP’ing.

    • A.D.

      Needs another 9 seasons at his current production, don’t see it happening, but hey ya never know

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

    Mooooooooooooooooooose!!!

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

    You think Roger Clemens will ever make an appearance?

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

      Depends how all this steroid stuff pans out. If it turns out he used, then I say no.

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

    The Bam-Tino!

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

    God Damn, Michael Kay can give an intro, I’ll give him that.

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

    Gator coming back after being bounced as pitching coach. Nice.

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

    Hah, I remember I used to bat Tino Martinez 9th in those old All-Star Baseball games, I used to suck with him for some odd reason. But my older brother would rake with him, never understood that.

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

    Willie!!!

  • A.D.

    Willie!

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

    Welcome back to greener pastures, Willie Randolph!

  • vj

    WHERE IS BERNIE????

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

      To put it honestly, he’s not happy with us right now.

      • A.D.

        Really a shame, hopefully girardi or someone can med that, he and O’Neill should be patrolling our old timers outfield

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

      They asked him, he said no thanks.

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

    Dave Winfield was all sorts of awesome.

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

    Chairman of The Board, greatest fucking nickname ever!

  • A.D.

    “Sun is always shining on the Yankees empire”? are we colonial Britian now??

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

      Fuck it, I like the moniker “Evil Empire”.

  • A.D.

    Yoggi Berra, one of the great “clutch” hitter of all time, his career avg was better late in games and with runners on. Basically fans that rip A-Rod’s dream of a player

  • A.D.

    http://www.berniewilliams.com/.....ie_eng.php

    We should all email Bernie that he has to come back for next years old timers game

  • A.D.

    Shame Billy Martin isn’t still alive

  • A.D.

    I thought Big Stien’s quote “Heaven must must have needed ss, so they called up Phil Rizzuto” was one of the coolest lines i’ve heard

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

    God, the Yankees fucking own!

    • A.D.

      Pretty much

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

    Oh cool, didn’t know the Angels were out there. The visiting team, are they always in their dugouts during the intros?

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

      Not sure, they played the Angels last Old Timers’ Day, and all their players were on the top step. Pretty cool.

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

    I wonder how many scouts are going to be watching Boomer pitch during the game…

  • A.D.

    Girardi using Pudges gear

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

    How much of that ovation for Willie do you think was kind of a “Fuck You” by the fans to the Mets?

    • Joey

      Probably a good majority. lol

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

    Goose still has a little life on his ball.

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

    Nice, glad to see Abbott pitch.

  • A.D.

    hit and run executed perfectly

  • Jim Johnson

    God, Winfield is a huge dude.

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

      He was the shit back in the day. It was like watching A-Rod almost, just so much talent and athleticism.

  • A.D.

    Dave Winfield pure natural athlete

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

      Like Greg Louganis.

  • Where was Mel Hall?

    This Old Timers’ Day celebration – and others for @ the past 6 years – are reminders of how poorly constructed and ill-fitting the Yanks current roster actually is. Playoffs? God only knows. Even with Posada and/or Matsui on the active roster the offense was overpaid/overage/overrated. 2009 will hopefully be a season of change in many aspects. Not to sound totally negative but it seems there are lots of problems to solve. And unless Jesus Montero grows up quickly or AJax plays like a right-handed RJax the Yanks supposedly improved farm system does not hold many answers.

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

    I’m surprised Nelson never had TJ, he was what, 80-95% sliders?

    • A.D.

      he did have surgery on the arm though

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

        Yeah, but not until he was already toast. He tried to sell the bone chips on eBay. (I know someone mentioned that earlier)

  • A.D.

    Neighborhood call on that one

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

    Heh, Jeter couldn’t make that play…

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

    Damn, I’m disappointed Rickey didn’t refer to himself in the third person.

    • A.D.

      I’m dissapointed he didn’t steal a bag, and then pick it up and walk off with it

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

    Mark Grace, what in the fuck does a man’s hair length have to do with his character? So now every person with dreads or long braids is a “bad guy”? I have curly hair, what does that make me? Fuck Mark Grace.

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

      He’s a moron.

  • A.D.

    Mark Grace just tore up Pitt leadership

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

      His reasons were so stupid. yes, let’s keep Jason Bay, Xavier Nady, and Damaso Marte because without them the Pirates would be last place team. Oh wait…

      Let’s not restock our farm system with three good trading chips because reaching .500 in 2008 is so much more important for the health of the franchise going forward.

      • A.D.

        Yeah I think Pitt did well for themselves, bought low on Tabata, and they have McCutchen awaiting in the minors to play right now.

        Got some quality arms, what they really need to most, you got a pitching staff you can always rent a veteran hitter if thats what the team needs

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

      Look back at that Brian Giles deal. The Pirates ended up getting:

      – roughly 5 years worth of 130+ OPS+ production from Bay
      – a 239 K season + another season’s worth of innings from Oliver Perez
      – just about 2 full seasons of above-average production from X. Nady
      – Jose Tabata, Ross Ohlendorf, Dan McCutchen, Jeff Karstens, Andy LaRoche, Bryan Morris, Craig Hansen and Brandon Moss

      Yikes.

  • A.D.

    They’re fired up on Fox

  • A.D.

    Wonder if McCarver will mention that the yanks signed Veras off of surgery again today

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

      Yeah, this past winter.

  • A.D.

    HAHAHAHAHA Mike Tyson impersonation

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

    I hope Justen Speier gets DFA’d.

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

      Heh, I was just about to say, that’s DFA worthy.

    • A.D.

      So we can pick him up to do our lineups on fox!!

      I kid, not the Yankee way, thankfully

  • mike

    worst impersonation ever…

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

    Moose with the high socks.

    • A.D.

      love it

    • B

      I think all the Yankees should wear high socks!

  • E-ROC

    Speier had the tattoo on the wrong side of his face.

  • A.D.

    Going from Aybar to Tex as your 3 hole hitter. Major upgrade

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

      No way, he was batting third? Yeesh, I thought Vlad and Torii were the 3-4 combo pre-Tex.

      • A.D.

        Yeah, on the Monday night Sox game he was, right before they got him, and apparently that was normal

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

      I thought it was Maicer that was batting third?

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

    Mooose!

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

    I hate not having YES…I’m down here in VA :(

    • A.D.

      Its on FOX

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

        sorry I meant missing the Old Timer’s stuff….I have MLB Extra Innings for the games…

        • A.D.

          ahh yes, someone will probably post it up on YouTube or something

  • E-ROC

    Anyone want to guess how Joe Buck prepared for this game?

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

    You’re probably right Joe Buck, I doubt that Mike Mussina has ever had a 4-pitch walk in the 3488.2 IP he’s thrown in his career prior to today.

    • SG

      i think he was talking about Vlad swinging at everything, and how there wouldn’t be a 4 pitch walk in his at bat

      that said, McCarver went on to say how Vlad didnt have a lot of 4 pitch walks in the regular season or postseason…and mentioned them winning the 2002 World Series in the same train of thought. Vlad didn’t get there til 2003.

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

    I also hated that I questioned the new trades messing with the Yanks hot streak and now they’ve dropped 5 of 6…

  • A.D.

    Beautiful strike 3

  • Realist

    Damnit! These cocksuckers down here, Florida pnhandle, have screwed me for the second straight Saturday with The Braves!!!!!!!!!!!

    Btw, good to see the site back on as you guys do a great job! You keep it interesting and are nice to old guys like me whose opinion sometimes differs from yours ;-)

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

      Heh, thanks. Thankfully the server switch is behind us. No more crashing when there’s big news or when they play the Sox.

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

        yeah that sucked yesterday not being able to get on…u guys are my daily fix…DotF is awesome Mike…I hit up Pete Abe and then RAB…

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

    I see your Justin Speier lineup reader, and raise you a Hall of Famer!

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

    Jered Weaver had a decent junior year at Long Beach State.

    144 IP, 81 H, 31 R, 26 ER, 21 BB, 213 K

    • A.D.

      Since he fell because of signability issues, the Angles didn’t take Hughes and we got him….not bad

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

        Yep, and the Pads are stuck with Matt Bush…

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

          They say Bush can light up the radar guns, how is his breaking stuff?

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

            Dunno, out with TJ. He also got arrested outside an Arizona bar, again, recently.

        • Steve H

          Why major league teams would rather spend millions on middle relievers and get cheap in the draft continues to amaze me.

  • Manimal

    Meachem better watch out, Willie’s back.

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

    wow McCarver actually said something that made sense picking up on that Randolph ovation….

  • Manimal

    If you want to compare the yankees and Angels just compare their rotations. Its crazy how deep their rotation.

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

      Yeah, it really is.

      To think they are actually missing one guy in Kelvim Escobar. Wow.

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

        They’re talking about sticking him back in the bullpen when he comes back next year to take over for K-Rod. He’s closed before, so it just might work, but starter > closer.

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

    Yikes Bobby … right down the middle!

    • Manimal

      Seriously.

  • Manimal

    Funny thing happened yesturday. I forgot I had my Joba shirt on and I went to the mall and got so many bad looks and awquard comments. I almost fought a guy because he was being a little bitch about it. I’d say order is pretty much restored in the universe.

    • A.D.

      you living in Mass??

      • Manimal

        Yep.

        • A.D.

          That’ll do it

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

      Where do you live? I used to get weird looks whenever I wore a Yankee shirt when I lived in Cali.

      • Manimal

        Red Sox Nation

        • Steve H

          Glad I’m not the only one.

          • LiveFromNewYork

            I have a lot of Yankee fan friends in Bahstin/MA.

            Natick, Quincy, Braintree, Worcester, Shrewsbury.

            You guys should form a club.

            • Manimal

              I live in shrewsbury. No. Way. How do you even know what shrewsbury is, its like the smallest town ever.

            • Manimal

              Whos your friend from Shrewsbury.

  • Steve H

    Although Weaver struck out the side, he had to throw 23 pitches, for a 1-2-3 inning we’ll take that.

    • Manimal

      yankees do damage the second time around the order, Sometimes I watch Rays/Sox until the yankees are second time around the order.

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

    How the hell does Bobby Abreu have basically no range in RF with all the speed he has?

    • dkidd

      because his range stops 50 feet from any wall

  • E-ROC

    If only Abreu was a little bit faster

  • dkidd

    abreu. not exactly clemente out there

    • Steve H

      Would we be better with Damon in LF, Nady in RF, and Abreu DH’ing? Doubt it would happen though.

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

        Defensively, yes.

      • Manimal

        Yankees have way too many DH’s. Giambi, Matsui and now Damon.

  • parms

    abreu needs to stop being scared of the wall

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

    Nice job by A-Rod.

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

    Tim McCarver, it’s Garret Anderson, no matter how good of a jump he gets, A-Rod will throw his old ass out.

  • Manimal

    Is Abreu that scared of the wall? Xman eats fear for breakfast.

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

    He would have been safe at first anyway.

    • Manimal

      Did you see that girly throw?? Cano wouldve got him out.

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

        Well, GMJ did go in hard right in on him.

        • Manimal

          I can’t blame betemit, He is a SS/3B, ne never plays second base. Cano usually handles hard slides.

  • batty

    Would AG have gotten that?

  • McCaff

    Willie Randolph would have turned it

  • McCaff

    and Tino would have scooped it.

  • Manimal

    I dont need to repeat how much I hate Betemit, do I?

    • A.D.

      I don’t hate Betemit, just don’t want to see him playing

  • Sam P.

    Watching that throw from Betemit was almost as painful as watching him hack at the plate.

  • A.D.

    Wonder if Betemit grimaces when he throws

  • Manimal

    Why do yankees make pitchers look SOOO much better.

  • A.D.

    Junior is a weird pick-up, don’t they have enough underachieving vets?

    • Steve H

      Are you talking about the White Sox or Yankees?

      • A.D.

        White Sox

        • Steve H

          I know, but the underachieving vets sounded all to familiar.

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

    This Betemit guy sucks.

    • Sam P.

      I stand corrected from his defensive play. Nice way to make up for the defense.

  • Manimal

    That made up for it.

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

    Whole lot of awesomeness right there. Fuck those who say that Wilson Betemit is not a good bat to get off the bench.

  • Yankees=warriors

    Betemit is forgiven.

  • joe

    Atonement

  • E-ROC

    Well, when Betemit makes contact, the ball goes a long way.

  • batty

    That was crazy.

  • A.D.

    Wilson Betemit, greatest player we have????

  • Yankees=warriors

    Still, I want him gone.

  • Manimal

    I just noticed why his throw was so short, his footwork was that of a short stop, not a second basemen. His legs were paralel to the baseline when it should’ve been perpendicular. When he was hit in his legs he lost the power.

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

      yeah he did get hit as well..but as was stated he made up for the error…

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

    I do believe 26 is available on the Yankees.

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

    Hey, where’s Jim Hall?

  • batty

    Who the hell is announcing the game – sounds like they imported the guy from the Rays ballpark.

    • A.D.

      Buck and McCarver, who else

      • Batty

        No, I mean at the stadium.

  • A.D.

    Vlad is 32 going on 70 with the way he patrols the OF

  • A.D.

    If the Yanks dont go after Tex they can always put X at 1st and resign abreu/trade for a RF

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

      Or they could stick Nady in RF, risk offering arbitration to Jason Giambi (if he accepts, that solves our 1B option), and offer arbitration to Bobby Abreu (he will reject) and coup his Type-A compensation. If Giambi does indeed reject, then we weigh the options of his replacement and if those options are severly inadequate, we negotiate with Giambi.

      Yeah, I know that First Base plan looks a little weak but I think Abreu is more valuable to the Yanks over the next three seasons or so as a Type-A free agent than as an aging RF on the Yankees.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        I like this plan. I like it a lot.

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

    Prison Break and 24, best shows on network T.V.

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

      I stopped watching Prison Break at the end of season two after they, you know, broke out of prison.

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

        I’m curious to see what that show Fringe is about. Commercial seem interesting enough.

    • SG

      Lost?

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

        Hate Lost, love Heroes, just not as much as Prison Break and 24.

    • Manimal

      No love for heroes?

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

    Hip hip, Jose!

    Hava Molina!

  • A.D.

    Whenever Molina is a back-up for the yankees he hits

  • A.D.

    Molina chugging!

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

    Good to see Rivera’s still packing that rocket launcher.

  • Manimal

    Me and my dad are debating(loudly) I thought I would carry it here. Assuming Yankees get Sheets/Sabathia (Brewers can’t handle one of their salaries, never mind both) The rotation would be CC/Sheets, Wang, Joba, P-Hughes and either Moose or Pettite. Who would you rather resign next year, Moose or Pettite.

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

      Both! Seriously, can’t have enough pitching.

      I’d go with Pettitte if I was forced to pick one.

      • A.D.

        I’d go Pettite too, for one he’s left-handed, secondly as Moose has put it back together this year he can easily have A 2007 season in 2009

      • parms

        maybe one of those 2 will retire

      • Manimal

        Seriously? Moose can handle losing a couple of mph off his fastball, Pettitte’s borderline fastball wont fool many people.

    • Steve H

      Pettitte. Stuff is still there and he’s lefty. I guess if it was CC, it’d be less of an issue. I also doubt Moose would take a 1 year deal, and at this point I wouldn’t want to give him any more than that.

    • Batty

      Keep Hughes in the minors, sign both Pettite and Moose. Both have another good year in them, both are a great veteran presence. Pettite can come down on people when they’re not pulling their weight and people listen, Moose has been great with the younger pitchers.

      Someone will get injured which will open up a spot for Hughes but he was rushed through and he needs to do more work and feel less intitled – which will only help take pressure off of him.

  • A.D.

    Classic Jeter, at least he drove in a run

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

    Well, at least that Derek Jeter GIDP drove in a run…

  • E-ROC

    GIDP

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

    Jeter GIDP RBI…lol

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

      No RBI is given on GIDPs. Still did the job though, I guess.

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

        oh right I forgot lol…

  • gxpanos

    Ridiculous, Jeter. Ridiculous. How many GIDP is that this year? 30? 230?

    • A.D.

      17

      • parms

        over his career (not counting 1995 and this year), he has averaged 14.25 GIDP per year, and that includes 21 last year. This year he already has 17. His stolen bases are also way down this year and last. Maybe he’s lost a step or two and isn’t beating out double plays that he used to?

  • Manimal

    I’m seriously thinking that 2 on his back is for his DP’s.

    • Steve H

      They should bat Jeter behind Melky, many many fewer DP opps.

  • A.D.

    c-ya

  • E-ROC

    En Fuego!

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

    Ugh, GIDP stings a little deeper now. Way to go Bobby.

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

    Yeah, still want him to be a free agent though.

  • Manimal

    Bobby Abreu struck out on a pitch down the middle. Next at bat weaver trys to do it again and Bobby took care of business.

    • A.D.

      figured see all those pitches and striking out looking would have to be helpful somehow

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

    I love when Jered pitches like Jeff.

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

    Heh, when did the 2007 ALDS Cleveland Indians come into town?

  • giselle

    how about another dinger w/ a man on and 2 outs?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    When Mrs. Rizzuto was pitching to Jeter I somehow expected a GIDP.

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

      Classic.

  • Manimal

    Weaver is one of those people that you would tap on the shoulder and go “Excuse me Ma’am” and he would turn around and you would notice its a guy.

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

    It’s alright Joe Buck, we won’t judge you.

  • giselle

    bah. and i even ran upstairs to put on my fake mustache during the at-bat.

  • A.D.

    Making fun of golf at the end of the gilette ad, i like it

  • A.D.

    You guys going to come out with a new big 3 t-shirt with the number change?

    Maybe one with Cole/Brack/Z-Mac for next year???

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

      1. We should.
      2. That’s a good idea.

    • Manimal

      The numbers are the same now, right? Phil is going back to 61 since Marte took 34.

      • A.D.

        65, but the old shirt has 65, 62, 36 the new 34, 62, 31 the reality now will be 65, 62, 31…assuming IPK doesn’t change

        • Manimal

          I knew that, just a typo. I forgot they changed it.

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

    Hey look, Austin Jackson is playing shortstop today.

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

      LoL, someone’s value just skyrocketed.

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

        Nah, just a screw up in the box score. They have Ramiro Pena playing CF. Last year they had Eric Duncan and Jose Tabata each catching a game.

    • Ivan

      seriously

    • Manimal

      Seriously? I’m excited to see how Hughes pitches in Charleston since he’s bumped up to 50 pitches.

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

        Ooooo yeah, Phil’s going today.

        • Manimal

          Yep. I hope he stays clear of Pavano.

  • Manimal

    Seriously, fuck school. ive never been to a playoff game and I’m seriously considering buying a bus ticket and just going.

    • Manimal

      *if* they make the playoffs.

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

    I love Erik Aybar’s arm, just not right at this moment.

  • A.D.

    McCarver realizes you can pay ppl to find an apt right? Yankees probably employ people for that for this very reason

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

      They do. The teams help new players find a place AND put them up in a hotel for the time being.

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

    Joe Girardi is right, Melky Cabrera has been hitting the ball well lately. Too bad that over the past year-to-date, Cabrera has posted a .652-OPS.

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

    Don Cheadle is one of my favorite actors (anyone seen “Hotel Rwanda”?).

    BTW Red Sox fans, that’s how you spell T-R-A-I-T-O-R. Dumb asses.

    http://graphics.boston.com/ima.....trader.jpg

  • BigBlueAL

    Lackey is one of the answers I bet.

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

    Jon Lester and John Lakcey?

  • A.D.

    trivia question:

    Lester and Lackey?

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

    One of the trivia answers has to be Lackey. Maybe Whitey is the other?

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

    Wait, didn’t they say Gil Patterson was port of a Yankee World Series club as a 21-year-old?

  • A.D.

    Else maybe Lackey and the Chairman of the Board

  • BigBlueAL

    I was gonna say Whitey the other also. Out of left field guess maybe Brett Saberhagen in 1985…

  • Manimal

    That whistle after every K is pissing me off.

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

    It bothers me that all the mention is Moose’s near perfect game in Fenway. He was one out away from a perfecto on another occasion, against Cleveland I believe. If those two pitches go differently, instead of talking about a borderline HOFer we’re talking about the only man in history to throw 2 perfect games and surefire HOFer.

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

    This strike out is brought to you by P.C. Richard!

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

    HAVA MOLINA!!!!

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

    Holy Schmoley!

  • Manimal

    WTP. Oh wait…

  • BigBlueAL

    Molina telling Pudge stay on the bench!!!!!

  • A.D.

    Wow Molina raking

  • Batty

    Good thing we got that offensive upgrade with Pudge – maybe he should backup Molina? ;)

  • E-ROC

    Who needs a Pudge when you have a Jose?

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

    It’s always fun when the backup catcher goes deep.

    • Manimal

      Except when Nieves couldn’t get a hit at all for like 3 weeks.

      • BigBlueAL

        In 2004 Flahery had a great year as the backup, hit 7 hr’s if I recall correctly along with hitting the walk-off hit in the Jeter diving into the stands and bleeding game.

        • Manimal

          Yeah, walk off double.

        • Manimal

          Now hes with YES rockin’ the Neo-Nazi look.

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

      It’s always fun when Joe Morgan, Michael Kay, Joe Buck, and Tim McCarver all have lerengitus.

      • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

        “I’ll tell you who’s not gonna miss Manny Ramirez… the Red Sox.”

        STFU, McCarver, you idiot peabrain.

  • A.D.

    Whitey clinched the 1950 WS with 9 career wins

    • BigBlueAL

      Yeah its been pretty much assumed that the answer is Lackey and Whitey.

      • BigBlueAL

        I just checked Lackey also had 9 career wins when he clinched the 2002 WS. I had guessed maybe Saberhagen earlier and he had 10 career wins when he clinched the 1985 WS. Only guys I checked….

      • A.D.

        and I’m looking to assure it

    • A.D.

      same with Lackey, Lester had more than 9

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

    Mark Teixeira reads from the Scott Boras script well.

  • Manimal

    Like Boras is going to take that shit.

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

    Trumbo, wasn’t he on the BA Hot Sheet this past week?

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

      I believe so. I love it when people get all geeked up about Cal League numbers.

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

        Wasn’t Brandon Wood the guy that made you learn about that?

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

          Not just him, but he’s the best example. Brignac is another.

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

    26 HR in the Cal League is like, 10 homers everywhere else.

    • Ivan

      Boy the cal league make solid prospects into great ones (example Brandon Wood)

  • BigBlueAL

    So has anyone seen the “alien” that washed ashore in a beach in Montauk??? Remember I live in Miami but I have read about it and seen the picture….

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

      Jigga what? Link?

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

      Some Animal Planet asshole explains it (he’s a Red Sox fan). Supposedly it’s an extremely rare raccoon or dog that got dried up in the sun.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iEPMdTrOLSY

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

        Dude it’s a llama.

    • A.D.

      It looks like an aborted fetus

    • LiveFromNewYork

      It was on Gawker all week. About 120 posts about it.

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

        It’s a baby Cloverfield!

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

    Damn, Vladdy’s body just looks like it’s ready to snap as he runs.

  • Manimal

    That guy reminds me of Terry Tate. Youtube-him. Hilarious.

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

      You know you need a cover letter on your TPS Report, Daniel!

      • Manimal

        You can’t cut the cheese, when ever you please, You know that Baby!?

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

          That’s a long distance call Doug!

  • A.D.

    Schmidt gets closer

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

    Don’t you just love it when they come right back from commercial and a dude homers?

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

      God Dammit, I missed it. Looking at that Montauk thing.

  • Ivan

    Hey would it surprise ya if BA ranked Montero the top prospect in the yankee organization?

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

      It would surprise me if they ranked Montero ahead of Angel Villanola.

      • Ivan

        Montero has ourperformed in every aspect and yet Villanola is often ranked ahead of him. When Montero signed with the yanks, he was considered the best hitting international prospect in years. Yet Villanola is often picked over Montero.

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

          It’s the reverse bias. They don’t want to rank Yankees’ prospect high because people will scream Yankee bias, so they end up under-ranking guys.

          • Realist

            True, but this is not without warrent…..The Yankee Farm has been overhyped for years….

      • A.D.

        Is he a Giant?

  • BigBlueAL

    I posted a link with a video from CNN.com reporting about it but I dont know for some reason where the hell I posted it and I cant re-post it….

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

        The original comment got caught in moderation because of the link, I had to go approve it.

  • Batty

    Did they just get the z-morning zoo to take over the organ now too? WTF is going on at the stadium today?!

  • A.D.

    Not what we want from (X)BH

  • BigBlueAL

    Just curious with me re-igniting the Montauk monster debate dont know if I missed it, have they given the answer to the trivia question that we pretty much answered????

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

      yeah they just did..it was indeed lackey and whitey

  • joe

    Did anyone else see joba whistling,fucking hilarious ? Also has phil started pitching yet?

    • Manimal

      yeah lol hes such a goofball.

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

    Moose is washed up.

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

    I would like to point out that I was the first to say Lackey & Whitey for the trivia answer. Check the time stamps.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Your honor, Dave Chappelle couldn’t have possibly committed that crime, I saw him masturbating out his window at 2:38am, I’m sure of it. He was standing on a clock and holding a copy of today’s newspaper.

  • BigBlueAL

    RAB was all over that trivia answer baby!!!

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

    It makes sense that Moose is dominating the Halos, they’re such an impatient team. That will be their downfall come October.

    • Steve H

      That’s half the reason Ponson was good last night. He only threw 50% strikes, patient team would have knocked him out in the 3rd.

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

    Second straight three hit game for Molina or two out of three?

  • A.D.

    Maybe this is when Molina hits, date wise, around when they got him last year and he over 300 in limited time as a yanks

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

    K-Rod a Tiger next year? I don’t see any other clear fits, unless the Mets force Wagner out.

    • Ivan

      good point, plus they have alot of money to spend.

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

        Maybe Texas?

      • A.D.

        Depends if Detroit wants to balloon the payroll that much, no one is really coming off payroll for them, and they have some bad contracts signed

    • Manimal

      8th inning man to Mariano.

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      Seattle. It makes sense on so many levels.

  • A.D.

    And because Gary matthews is being paid a ton to not start

  • Steve H

    Oh no, Jeter up with a guy on 1st…….please bunt them over

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

    Molina had a good game when Jorge came back too I believe..funny how he does that when another catcher comes around

    • Manimal

      Its rest. Molina is chubby, and not exactly built to last 162 games a year. It takes a toll after a while.

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

        makes sense i guess that would explain the .300 last year as a straight backup

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

    Speaking of workload, how about the way Ned Yost is riding C.C. Sabathia. I’ve been advocating his signing but that dude has some serious mileage on his arm the past couple seasons.

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

      Cashman should give Yost a call, “wtf are you doing to my 2009 Opening Days starter asshole?”

      • Steve H

        At the very least CC’s agent should be doing that.

        • parms

          he has

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

            Source?

            • BigBlueAL

              I think Baseball Tonight mentioned it once.

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

                I remember hearing something like that, although it might have been just speculation.

    • A.D.

      Trying to get their LaPorta’s worth

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

    My HS hitting coach said that Derek Jeter will be a very mediocre hitter during he waning years because of all the pounding his wrists have taken over the years due to his approach against inside Fastballs. I really understand what he meant now.

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

    Not for nothing but Mariano has not been THAT bad in non-save situations it’s just amplified because the run he gives up is usually the other teams go-ahead or winning run..and also he’s been so superhuman in save ops…

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

      You know what, I will never complain about a manager bringing Mo in. Is there really a wrong time to break out the Hammer of God?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Yes, when it’s a non-save situation.

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

          Game 7, win or go home, tie game in the bottom of the 9th, you’d want someone else out there?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I know but this reality: “Sidney Ponson almost threw a no-hitter against the Angels and Mariano Rivera lost the game” gets people’s attention. And then his non-save human-ness gets attention.

      • Realist

        His era and effectiveness(sp?) in a non save oppurtunity is something to speak about.

    • Ivan

      I don’t worry about that. Name me a closer who would of done what Mo Did on fri against boston?

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

        Joe Nathan. ;)

        • Ivan

          maybe.

  • Ivan

    Call me crazy but the yankees might be the most dangerous team in the postseason if they make it. Not the best team or the most consistent but they are probably built for the PO than the regular season. The Yanks or TB.

    • A.D.

      TB bullpen could crumble in the postseason, or even down the stretch.

      Brewers might be the most dangerous in baseball CC, Sheeta & Parra in the playoffs will be tough

      • Ivan

        Let me clarified that, I mean AL.

      • BigBlueAL

        I would feel the same way if Wang wouldve been able to return in September and get at least a couple of starts before the post-season if they would get there…

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      I agree. I think if the Yankees make the postseason, they have to be considered one of the four favorites to make it to the World Series.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    These are the worst announcers ever.

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

    LAME!!!!

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

    Mark Buerhle took quite the pounding today.

  • gxpanos

    That picture is not “better than the internet.”

    What does that even mean? Why would he compare that picture to the internet in the first place?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      They are on crack. Why are we talking about Manny?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      They are on crack. Why are we talking about Manny? They’re not even calling the game. they’re just talking about Manny. SHUT UP!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Moose is having a Jaime Moyer who season.

  • Manimal

    LiveFromNewYork, Whos your friends from Shrewsbury, Since I live there lol. I basically know every Yankees fans in Shrewsbury.

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

    Ken Rosenthal is talking about Peter Gammons, just to clarify.

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

      To say that what Manny did is worse than guys doing steroids is delusional.

      • Steve H

        The Red Sox allowed his non-sense for 7 years. They are enablers, and they can’t be surprised at how it ended. Had they no babied him for so long, none of this would have happened. Screw the Sox

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

          Agreed 100%.

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

          co-sign. and I also think he put up HOF numbers and carried their asses this year when Ortiz sucked earlier.

      • A.D.

        well its worse for the given team, not for baseball.

  • Manimal

    Anyone else like having a Trio of options for the 7th and 8th inning? it all Depends on the situation, Edwar has his Change, Veras has gas, and Marte is lefty.

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

    Really Tim McCarver? The Red Sox won’t miss Manny the most?

    • A.D.

      they will when Ortiz gets walked in the 9th, Bay/Drew flies out and the game is over, Sox loss

    • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

      How many foul tips did McCarver take off the ol’ backwards batting helmet back in the day? 6 billion?

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

    Heh, did anyone catch Manny and Scott Proctor talking in the dugout last night?

    • LiveFromNewYork

      Scottie wanted to know how to get away from Joe Torre.

  • Manimal

    Hahahah, gotta love Mo.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Jose Jose Jose

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

    The Ol’ Lady looks like she needs a little touch-up there.

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

    Veras has really come into his own.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Does anyone else in NYC hear thunder?

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

      Yeah I’m hearing it.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It’s J-Christ

  • Manimal

    Bruney for the 9th? Why not. If it gets out of hand bring in Edwar.

  • Steve H

    Wow, they actually pulled Sabathia. Only went 8 1/3

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

      Well at least they’re reducing hisworkload.

      • Steve H

        ha

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Did anyone else see the Old Timers commercials on YES seemed to suggest Scottie Broscious was showing up? I thought we’d see him. And no Donnie Baseball. I can’t remember when he’s missed one.

    • A.D.

      Donnie had to work, usually he was already at the stadium for the game

    • Manimal

      Hes in LA… How could he show up.

      • LiveFromNewYork

        Is he back with the Dodgers? I thought he was home in Indiana taking care of things.

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

          No, he rejoined the team recently, maybe 2 weeks ago.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    You don’t have a loud and raucous crowd when they’re up 6. You have it when they’re coming back or it’s close.

    • Manimal

      Have you seen the Sox play in Fenway? Exactly.

  • Steve H

    Is anyone buying the report that the Washburn ship has sailed? I think the more days that go by, the less chance there is. I wanted him a week ago, now I’m not so sure with his $10 mil due next year, when IPK, Hughes, free agent(s) will be ready next year, and IPK/Aceves potentially for this year. The M’s are going to regret not moving him when they had the chance.

  • parms

    BRUNEY!!!

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Bruney stayed pretty trim for being inactive and being Bruney.

    • Steve H

      Britton needs to go on the Bruney diet

      • A.D.

        If he just went on the wells diet he’d be slimmer

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

          On the Wells diet he’d be dead. ;)

          • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

            I’m pretty sure Wells ate that vintage Babe Ruth hat.

    • Manimal

      I’m sure he had his fair share of Twinkies.

  • Manimal

    I forget, what is Bruney’s usual mph? Hes at 94.

    • parms

      he’s right where he was when he went down if i remember correctly, just hit 96

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Do you think Girardi yelled at them yesterday?

    • Manimal

      Probably had one of those meetings to talk over how they failed.

    • Will

      at who?

      • LiveFromNewYork

        The players. Who else would he yell at?

  • A.D.

    Watch Vlad run is just ugly

  • LiveFromNewYork

    You can do this Brian.

  • Ivan

    What a treat, David Price and Phil Hughes are pitching tonight.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    They called Moose future HoFer. I’m down with that.

  • A.D.

    Billy Traber started in AAA today. IPK up tomorrow?

    • A.D.

      check that, that was Horne’s start, IPK would be tomorrow

  • E-ROC

    Heat Index of 111 in Kansas City; that sucks.

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

    OAK takes a 2-0 lead off the cancer survivor via an Emil Brown two-run jack.

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

      I expect the “ZOMG WHY DIDN’T CASH GET BAY INSTEAD OF TEH NADY!11!!eleven!!” crowd to start popping up any minute now…

      • A.D.

        Sure they will, of course the Sox gave up A Hall of Famer and 2 decent players for him, and Pitt ended up getting a former 1st round pick, decent ml outfielder, top 40 prospect, and a good A ball pitcher coming off TJS

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi (f/k/a Casper)

          (Sox gave up the players + $7 million)

  • A.D.

    poor Alan Horne

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

    Phil Hughes is in the game, listen here: http://web.minorleaguebaseball.....8;cid=t233

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

      Announcers said Hughes hit 97-MPH, the radar gun was accurate on Carl Pavano’s readings so it must be accurate on Hughes, no?

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

        Yeah, Hughes is consistently at 94-MPH, nice.

        • Ivan

          Gun might be a little bit juice but overall he average 94-95, which is pretty damn good.

          • Steve H

            Hughes is dealing, and he clearly has no business in the minors. As soon as he is stretched out, I hope to see him up with the big club. He has dominated at every level, if he can’t pitch in the majors, he doesn’t serve a purpose in the minors.

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

              That’s the thing about Hughes, the dude never faced a bases loaded situation in the Minor Leagues. He has basically never faced true adversity prior to his big league career. As great as that sounds it’s kind of like a cursed blessing. Sure, dominating in the Minor Leagues is awesome, but he hasn’t been through any tough times so when he faces it for the first time in the Majors, it is just not pretty. But fuck it, I’ll take Hughes’ career path for any Yankee pitching prospect any day.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi (f/k/a Casper)

                Wish there was more time for Hughes to spend in the minors this season. Feel like if he pitches real well the Yanks will feel a lot of pressure to bring him up (and they’ll probably be making the right decision if that’s the case). I’d just like to see him get some time in, in the minors… Mostly for the reason Jamal cites above. Might not be the worst thing in the world to let him stay down there, in AAA, and maybe go through a good streak and a bad streak. Alas, time, she is a fickle b*tch.

                • Steve H

                  But the minors don’t serve a purpose, he completely dominates. I’d rather see him in extended spring training pitching to situations. Load up the bases, something. Like Jamal said, he hasn’t faced any adversity in the minors, and there’s no reason to believe he will now. Unless you made him a closer in the minors, or brought him in as a reliever, in close games, with runners on base, that is the only chance he would have to face any adversity. And that would defeat the purpose of stretching him out. I know he’s young, but I think he has to be put in the majors, and if he sucks, make sure he learns from it so he can come back stronger. Many great pitchers came up young and sucked, but learned from it and got better. I just don’t think pitching in the minors does any good at this point for Hughes.

                • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi (f/k/a Casper)

                  I see where you’re coming from. I don’t know enough about player development to know the best course of action. Whatever, hopefully he’ll just pitch well wherever he is and nobody will have to make these decisions.

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

    Hughes is done after 3.2-IP, he K’d five, allowed one infield single, and one walk. Domination.

    Also, he was consistently at 93-95MPH.

  • http://www.yanksblog.com Patrick

    Thanks for the mention, Mike. :)

  • Arizona Steve

    Phil Hughes for Charleston tonight:3.2 innings 0 runs 1 hit 1 walk 5k 54 pitches 37 strikes. Gun was in the mid 90’s all night. No real Yankee fan cares what Pavano did.

  • Ivan

    Hughes pitch well, and it seem his FB was was electric. Pumping 95MPH was encouraging. Plus, his curve got better as the game went along. Hopefully he works on that change.

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

      Forget the Changeup, the Yanks are seemingly let him throw that Slider with regularity. It was rated as “plus” when he was drafted so that would give him a dynamic repertoire if he can get that Slider working.

      • Ivan

        Well he needs third pitch.

        By the way, Price: 7IP 4H, 1Earn run, 0BB and 10k’s. Just sick.

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

          God Dammit, I don’t want to be in the A.L. East anymore.

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

    Manny Ramirez with his first HR as a Dodger.

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

      Oh, and the Mets bullpen fucking sucks. Especially the “Bluetooth Hick”.

      • Ivan

        Billy Wagner and Aaron Heilman does it again.

  • http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/CRsmithT1.jpg tommiesmithjohncarlos

    In an aside, it’s comforting to know that, in light of our discussions about the validity of the save statistic and how it may or may not affect the performance of a closer, as we parse and reparse the statistics of Mo the Hammer in save and non-save situations…

    …that there are always guys like Billy Wagner, Aaron Heilman, and Pedro Feliciano, who suck balls equally in all situations.

  • Gary

    Is it my ears or did I actually hear the name of “Bill White” when the Yankees’ OLd Timers’ Day public address announcer (it was either Kay or Sterling) read the names of the deceased from the past year? To my knowledge, the great William Dekova White is still alive.

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

      Maybe it was a different Bill White? It’s a rather generic name…