Aug
02

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 …

Categories : Game Threads

469 Comments»

  1. Jim Johnson says:

    No Donny either. Weird…

  2. Jim Johnson says:

    *Donnie

  3. Old Ranger says:

    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?

  4. A.D. says:

    The year they played the Dodgers old timers was cool

  5. A.D. says:

    Boomer is playing? He wanted to pitch this year!

  6. Jamal G. says:

    Is Scott Brosius there?

  7. A.D. says:

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

  8. A.D. says:

    Prediction:

    Ricky Henderson steals a base in this game

  9. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  10. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  11. A.D. says:

    wtf is blomberg’s facial hair

  12. A.D. says:

    Alright Homer Bush

  13. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  14. A.D. says:

    Aaron Small is the Yankees!

  15. A.D. says:

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

  16. Jamal G. says:

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

  17. Mike A. says:

    Before there was Boone, there was Chambliss.

  18. Jamal G. says:

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

  19. A.D. says:

    Never realized Lloyd was that good in the playoffs

  20. Mike A. says:

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

  21. A.D. says:

    Mendoza, nice

  22. Jamal G. says:

    Oyes Panamanian! Ramiro Mendoza is the man.

  23. A.D. says:

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

  24. Mike A. says:

    Ah Luis Sojo. Everyone’s favorite bad player.

  25. Jamal G. says:

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

  26. Jamal G. says:

    Grba? What culture is that from?

  27. Mike A. says:

    Dr. Bobby Brown.

  28. Jamal G. says:

    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?

  29. Mike A. says:

    Heh, Rock Raines looked pissed.

  30. A.D. says:

    The Rock!

  31. Mike A. says:

    Nellie!!! Is Stanton there?

  32. Mike A. says:

    Straaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaw!!!

  33. A.D. says:

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

  34. Jamal G. says:

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

  35. Mike A. says:

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

  36. A.D. says:

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

  37. Jamal G. says:

    LoL, “Uuuuuge moments”.

  38. Mike A. says:

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

  39. Jamal G. says:

    Skipper! Skipper! Skipper!

  40. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  41. Mike A. says:

    Mooooooooooooooooooose!!!

  42. Jamal G. says:

    You think Roger Clemens will ever make an appearance?

  43. Jamal G. says:

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

  44. Mike A. says:

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

  45. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  46. A.D. says:

    Willie!

  47. Jamal G. says:

    Welcome back to greener pastures, Willie Randolph!

  48. vj says:

    WHERE IS BERNIE????

  49. Mike A. says:

    Dave Winfield was all sorts of awesome.

  50. Jamal G. says:

    Chairman of The Board, greatest fucking nickname ever!

  51. A.D. says:

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

  52. A.D. says:

    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

  53. A.D. says:

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

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

  54. A.D. says:

    Shame Billy Martin isn’t still alive

  55. A.D. says:

    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

  56. Jamal G. says:

    God, the Yankees fucking own!

  57. Jamal G. says:

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

  58. Mike A. says:

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

  59. A.D. says:

    Girardi using Pudges gear

  60. Jamal G. says:

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

  61. Mike A. says:

    Goose still has a little life on his ball.

  62. Mike A. says:

    Nice, glad to see Abbott pitch.

  63. A.D. says:

    hit and run executed perfectly

  64. Jim Johnson says:

    God, Winfield is a huge dude.

  65. A.D. says:

    Dave Winfield pure natural athlete

  66. Where was Mel Hall? says:

    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.

  67. Mike A. says:

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

  68. A.D. says:

    Neighborhood call on that one

  69. Jamal G. says:

    Heh, Jeter couldn’t make that play…

  70. Mike A. says:

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

  71. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  72. A.D. says:

    Mark Grace just tore up Pitt leadership

    • Jamal G. says:

      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. says:

        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

    • Mike A. says:

      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.

  73. A.D. says:

    They’re fired up on Fox

  74. A.D. says:

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

  75. A.D. says:

    HAHAHAHAHA Mike Tyson impersonation

  76. Jamal G. says:

    I hope Justen Speier gets DFA’d.

  77. mike says:

    worst impersonation ever…

  78. Mike A. says:

    Moose with the high socks.

  79. E-ROC says:

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

  80. A.D. says:

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

  81. Link says:

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

  82. E-ROC says:

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

  83. Mike A. says:

    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 says:

      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.

  84. Link says:

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

  85. A.D. says:

    Beautiful strike 3

  86. Realist says:

    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 ;-)

  87. Mike A. says:

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

  88. Mike A. says:

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

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

  89. Manimal says:

    Meachem better watch out, Willie’s back.

  90. Link says:

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

  91. Manimal says:

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

  92. Mike A. says:

    Yikes Bobby … right down the middle!

  93. Manimal says:

    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.

  94. Steve H says:

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

    • Manimal says:

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

  95. Jamal G. says:

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

  96. E-ROC says:

    If only Abreu was a little bit faster

  97. dkidd says:

    abreu. not exactly clemente out there

  98. parms says:

    abreu needs to stop being scared of the wall

  99. Mike A. says:

    Nice job by A-Rod.

  100. Jamal G. says:

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

  101. Manimal says:

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

  102. Mike A. says:

    He would have been safe at first anyway.

  103. batty says:

    Would AG have gotten that?

  104. McCaff says:

    Willie Randolph would have turned it

  105. McCaff says:

    and Tino would have scooped it.

  106. Manimal says:

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

  107. Sam P. says:

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

  108. A.D. says:

    Wonder if Betemit grimaces when he throws

  109. Manimal says:

    Why do yankees make pitchers look SOOO much better.

  110. A.D. says:

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

  111. Mike A. says:

    This Betemit guy sucks.

  112. Manimal says:

    That made up for it.

  113. Jamal G. says:

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

  114. Yankees=warriors says:

    Betemit is forgiven.

  115. joe says:

    Atonement

  116. E-ROC says:

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

  117. batty says:

    That was crazy.

  118. A.D. says:

    Wilson Betemit, greatest player we have????

  119. Yankees=warriors says:

    Still, I want him gone.

  120. Manimal says:

    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.

  121. Link says:

    I do believe 26 is available on the Yankees.

  122. Jamal G. says:

    Hey, where’s Jim Hall?

  123. batty says:

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

  124. A.D. says:

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

  125. A.D. says:

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

    • Jamal G. says:

      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.

  126. Jamal G. says:

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

  127. Mike A. says:

    Hip hip, Jose!

    Hava Molina!

  128. A.D. says:

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

  129. A.D. says:

    Molina chugging!

  130. Mike A. says:

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

  131. Manimal says:

    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.

    • Mike A. says:

      Both! Seriously, can’t have enough pitching.

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

    • Steve H says:

      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 says:

      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.

  132. A.D. says:

    Classic Jeter, at least he drove in a run

  133. Mike A. says:

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

  134. Link says:

    Jeter GIDP RBI…lol

  135. gxpanos says:

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

      • parms says:

        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?

  136. Manimal says:

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

  137. E-ROC says:

    En Fuego!

  138. Mike A. says:

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

  139. Jamal G. says:

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

  140. Manimal says:

    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.

  141. Link says:

    I love when Jered pitches like Jeff.

  142. Jamal G. says:

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

  143. giselle says:

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

  144. LiveFromNewYork says:

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

  145. Manimal says:

    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.

  146. Jamal G. says:

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

  147. giselle says:

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

  148. A.D. says:

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

  149. A.D. says:

    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???

  150. Mike A. says:

    Hey look, Austin Jackson is playing shortstop today.

  151. Manimal says:

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

  152. Jamal G. says:

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

  153. A.D. says:

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

  154. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  155. Jamal G. says:

    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

  156. BigBlueAL says:

    Lackey is one of the answers I bet.

  157. Jamal G. says:

    Jon Lester and John Lakcey?

  158. A.D. says:

    trivia question:

    Lester and Lackey?

  159. Mike A. says:

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

  160. Jamal G. says:

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

  161. A.D. says:

    Else maybe Lackey and the Chairman of the Board

  162. BigBlueAL says:

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

  163. Manimal says:

    That whistle after every K is pissing me off.

  164. Mike A. says:

    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.

  165. Link says:

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

  166. Manimal says:

    WTP. Oh wait…

  167. BigBlueAL says:

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

  168. A.D. says:

    Wow Molina raking

  169. Batty says:

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

  170. E-ROC says:

    Who needs a Pudge when you have a Jose?

  171. Mike A. says:

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

  172. A.D. says:

    Whitey clinched the 1950 WS with 9 career wins

  173. Mike A. says:

    Mark Teixeira reads from the Scott Boras script well.

  174. Manimal says:

    Like Boras is going to take that shit.

  175. Jamal G. says:

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

  176. Mike A. says:

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

  177. BigBlueAL says:

    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….

  178. Jamal G. says:

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

  179. Manimal says:

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

  180. A.D. says:

    Schmidt gets closer

  181. Mike A. says:

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

  182. Ivan says:

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

  183. BigBlueAL says:

    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….

  184. Batty says:

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

  185. A.D. says:

    Not what we want from (X)BH

  186. BigBlueAL says:

    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????

  187. joe says:

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

  188. Mike A. says:

    Moose is washed up.

  189. Mike A. says:

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

    • 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.

  190. BigBlueAL says:

    RAB was all over that trivia answer baby!!!

  191. Mike A. says:

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

    • Steve H says:

      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.

  192. Jamal G. says:

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

  193. A.D. says:

    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

  194. Mike A. says:

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

  195. A.D. says:

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

  196. Steve H says:

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

  197. Link says:

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

  198. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  199. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  200. Link says:

    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…

  201. Ivan says:

    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.

  202. LiveFromNewYork says:

    These are the worst announcers ever.

  203. Mike A. says:

    Mark Buerhle took quite the pounding today.

  204. gxpanos says:

    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?

  205. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Moose is having a Jaime Moyer who season.

  206. Manimal says:

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

  207. Jamal G. says:

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

  208. Manimal says:

    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.

  209. Mike A. says:

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

  210. Jamal G. says:

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

  211. Manimal says:

    Hahahah, gotta love Mo.

  212. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Jose Jose Jose

  213. Jamal G. says:

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

  214. Link says:

    Veras has really come into his own.

  215. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Does anyone else in NYC hear thunder?

  216. LiveFromNewYork says:

    It’s J-Christ

  217. Manimal says:

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

  218. Steve H says:

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

  219. LiveFromNewYork says:

    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.

  220. LiveFromNewYork says:

    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.

  221. Steve H says:

    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.

  222. parms says:

    BRUNEY!!!

  223. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Bruney stayed pretty trim for being inactive and being Bruney.

  224. Manimal says:

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

  225. LiveFromNewYork says:

    Do you think Girardi yelled at them yesterday?

  226. A.D. says:

    Watch Vlad run is just ugly

  227. LiveFromNewYork says:

    You can do this Brian.

  228. Ivan says:

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

  229. LiveFromNewYork says:

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

  230. A.D. says:

    Billy Traber started in AAA today. IPK up tomorrow?

  231. E-ROC says:

    Heat Index of 111 in Kansas City; that sucks.

  232. Jamal G. says:

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

    • Mike A. says:

      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. says:

        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

  233. A.D. says:

    poor Alan Horne

    • Jamal G. says:

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

      • Jamal G. says:

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

        • Ivan says:

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

          • Steve H says:

            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.

            • Jamal G. says:

              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) says:

                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 says:

                  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) says:

                  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.

  234. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  235. Patrick says:

    Thanks for the mention, Mike. :)

  236. Arizona Steve says:

    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.

  237. Ivan says:

    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.

  238. Jamal G. says:

    Manny Ramirez with his first HR as a Dodger.

  239. 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.

  240. Gary says:

    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.

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