Aug
26

Game 131: We do not support teams that use child labor

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If you’re thinking sweep, you’re thinking too far ahead. We play today, we win today, das it.

1. Damon, CF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Abreu, RF
4. A-Rod, 3B
5. Giambi, 1B
6. Nady, LF
7. Matsui, DH
8. Cano, 2B
9. Molina, C

And on the mound, Big Game Pettitte.

Notes: Instant replay starts Thursday, which is kinda dumb. Test it in the AzFL first or something, this is only going to make the games longer … the Yanks are 19-9 against the Sox in the second half since 2005 … Tim Wakefield hasn’t pitched since August 6th, no minor league rehab games or anything … Jason Giambi just bought two wine cellars in his apartment building at 78th St. and 3rd. The two rooms set him back $5000 each …

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

    Best. Game Title. Ever.

    • Joey

      Probably the best I’ve ever seen

  • Joey H

    hey, how have our numbers against LHP changed in contrast since the nady trade?

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

    BTW, here’s a better Jason Giambi (and Joba Chamberlain) sidepiece:

    IT would be tough for average Joes to beat a couple of Yankees at baseball, but slamming them in a game of beer pong was no sweat. Last week, Jason Giambi and Joba Chamberlain were celebrating their win against the Kansas City Royals at Southern Hospitality, on Second Avenue, when a table of fans challenged them to a game of the college drinking sport. Our spy said, “The fans gave them a beating. Toward the end Chamberlain and Giambi got really competi tive, but it wasn’t enough.”

    http://www.nypost.com/seven/08.....125922.htm

    • TurnTwo

      i admit, while i wont miss his inconsistent production and non-protection of ARod next season, i will definitely miss these types of stories about him.

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

      If they’d been playing Jack Daniels pong, Joba and the Re-Stacher woulda slaughtered them.

  • E-ROC

    LOL @ title

  • D.B.

    peter abraham says that the yankees didnt sign the Venezuelan centerfielder, lianora.

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

      The Yanks also didn’t sign me, and I don’t think we’re planning a post about that one either.

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

      You see? Everyone was flipping out in DotF about this kid last night, and I kept telling you not to get too worked up over it. Don’t ever believe any “too good to be true” scouting report, or believe any IFA’s even signed until his name pops up in a box score.

      • Ivan

        Like Montero?

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

          Ah, the difference there is there was several reputable sources cited Montero’s signing. The only info about this Venezuelan kid came from a poster at the NYYFans forum, who didn’t even cite a source.

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

            The branch of Scout.com that draws your ire also has it posted.

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

        Isn’t it also premature to believe the signing isn’t going down at all? I mean, couldn’t they be waiting until he officially turns 16 or just that he hasn’t been offcially signed yet so Cashman does not want to speak on it?

  • Ivan

    Hey the job for the yanks is to at least get 2 out of 3.

    I don’t know whats come up into people that the yanks have to sweep. Sweeps are great but come on they don’t have too.

    Just play bone consistent inning, then one consistent game and one consistent series and one consistent streak. You build things guys one brick at a time. Even the crumbs count on a cake too.

    • Steve H

      2 out of 3 only gives us 1 game in the standings, sweep gives us 3. Need the sweep realistically to have a chance. Plus we need to gain on Twins/Sox

      • Ivan

        but lets face it, the chances of sweeping the sox are unlikely, thus you set yourself up for dissapointment. I’ll love a sweep but I am not gonna say it’s due or die.

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

          One game at a time. Don’t mention the word sweep until they’ve won the first too.

          • TurnTwo

            but you just mentioned it yourself!

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

              Who are you, the Knights Who Say Ni?

  • Ivan

    I was watching this documentary on HBO and it was about all these famous blk individuals one by one talking about their lives and the history of blks and etc.

    And then Chris Rock came up and he was talking about baseball. And he said even though Jackie Robinson entered the MLB, segregation in baseball didn’t really ended until the 70′s.

    He made a very funny and excellent point, in that segregation in baseball wasn’t over until the 70′s when you start having black baseball players who suck. That was really funny but also somewhat true.

    • JRVJ

      So Rock’s point is that the U.S. (and Canada) are better nations for having Tony Womack in baseball?

      If that’s the case, Sabermetricians are closet racists for criticizing Womack!!!!

      • Ivan

        The point he’s trying to make is that during the 40′s, 50′s, and 60′s, as a blk man, you pretty much have to be a HOFer to be in Majors. I assime they were plenty of sucky players but they weren’t blk.

        Now Tony Wonmack has a chance lol. He does make a point.

        • JRVJ

          I got the joke, but I wanted to segue into the Sabermetricians-are-racists-for-criticizing-Womack joke….

          • Ivan

            my bad lol.

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

      Kinda like how they say that you know us black people have officially made it in America now that we have black serial killers…

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Couldn’t one of you guys make a little extra room and give Big G some wine space?

  • Pops

    i love tonights matchup ya know.. wake might be rusty.. god damnit i love the fucken yankees.. im so stoked for this

  • zs190

    Don’t have to sweep, but we have to win this series. 4 down with 29 to go is possibly doable, 6 down with 29 to go is very daunting.

    • DP

      Totally agree…the White Sox/Twins thing isn’t as daunting as it sounds. Chances are that one of them (the Twins) won’t play too great down the stretch. If we’re winning 3/4 of our games, we’ll catch them by mid September.

  • bill

    We should blast Wakefield tonight, but I think tomorrow will be tough with Ponson. The equalizer in that game is Byrd, but I think Girardi shouldve skipped Ponson, pitched Mussina tomorrow and Pavano on Thursday. Pavano is a better overall pitcher than Ponson and certainly a better big game pitcher than Ponson. If you thrust Ponson into a big game, you get the Sunday night game at Fenway. The Yanks should really sweep this series if they want to catch Boston because the Sox have the decided advantage in remaining schedule.

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

      the Sox have the decided advantage in remaining schedule

      Way to repeat what Michael Kay just said on the pregame. ;)

      • bill

        It was a good line … I had to do it

        • TurnTwo

          nothing Kay says is good.

          • bill

            I’m actually a Kay fan. I guess I’m in the minority, but I really cant understand why alot of people dont like him

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

              I’m allergic to douchebaggery.

    • DP

      Pavano is a total crapshoot…He’s pitched 5 innings above AA since having Tommy John surgery.

      • bill

        And Ponson is crap. I’ll take a crapshoot over crap every time

  • D.B.

    i hate pedroia

  • bill

    This ump just stole two strikes from Pettite. Cunt!

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

    Good to see we’ll be having a nice tight strike zone tonight. As long as it’s consistent…

    • giselle

      oh please. watch the strike calls wakefield’s gonna get throwing his junkball 3-4 ft off the plate. i can already see myself throwing the tv out the window.

      • bill

        Amen. The umps always give the opposition the calls the Yanks dont get. The Yanks havent had any luck this year

        • giselle

          i dont just mean the opposition though. wakefield’s knuckleball is never anywhere near the strike zone and he gets the call because he really cant throw anything over the plate.

  • Ivan

    don’t look at Youkilis Pettite, your gonna lose your focus.

  • D.B.

    come on pettitte

  • bill

    This is total bullshit. He was getting those calls against Ellsbury

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

    Interesting strike zone tonight.

  • Ivan

    finally.

  • bill

    He had to throw all these extra pitches because of this asshole. I hope he does the same thing to Timmy.

    • TurnTwo

      the yankees also have to be smart to take some pitches and make him work, too.

      • Manimal

        well tahts not happening

      • bill

        Whatever the Yankees do is not enough when an umpire wants to fuck us

  • Manimal

    If there was one pitcher that would have trouble throwing strikes vs this ump its wakefield.

    • Manimal

      it figures that damon goes up an hacks instead of being cautions with the tiny strikezone.

  • Ivan

    which is more likey to happen, being struck by lighting, or Wakefield blowing a fastball by you when as the hitter you know it’s coming?

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

    We really should DFA Damon, he obviously can’t help this team.

    • Samsonov KGB

      …………………..?

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

        I guess you weren’t around in April. Inside joke.

  • TurnTwo

    atta boy Johnny!

  • Ivan

    Damon.

  • LC

    That’s what we needed. Great at-bat by Damon. Spoiling the ugly pitches and then hooking the ball just fair. 1-0 nice

  • bill

    Yes!

  • Samsonov KGB

    he’s DA-MAN!

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

    Wakefield’s smile just now: “Oh, so that’s how it feels.”

  • Manimal

    I thought that was going to bloop over PEDroia. But Ill take a hr anyday.

  • Accent Shallow

    You know, as entertaining as it is to have a knuckleballer in MLB, I’m certainly glad he’s not a Yankee. It has to be absolutely nerve-wracking to watch someone like Wakefield pitch for your team, since you know anyone can hammer it.

    • bill

      I actually like throwing knuckle balls to my bro in the back yard. He cant hit em

      • Manimal

        It hurts your knuckles after a while.

        • bill

          You actually throw it with the nails of your middle and ring fingers. I learned how to throw one from watching the Yankees blast Wakefield all these years

  • bill

    I love when Sterling says “It’s a Johnny Rocket!”

  • Ivan

    The Sox have two secondbasemen in the middle of the infield.

  • LC

    Why are the Yanks hacking right now? Didn’t they see the strikezone for pettitte?

  • Ivan

    what the fuck was that?

  • Manimal

    I don’t know if I’m just being a yankee fan but man these umps are KILLING me.

    • bill

      I think we all have a legitimate beef here. It seems the Yanks NEVER get any calls their way. If there was any stat for upire fuck ups, I’m sure it will back me up.

  • bill

    This umpire is clueless. I hope someone throws a bottle at him

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

    Why is Jacoby Ellsbury in RF? Wouldn’t you want your speedier, rangier outfielder in the Yankee Stadium LF?

    Then again, if Jason Bay can’t play RF, he can’t play RF.

    • Manimal

      I don’t see the big deal about moving LF and RF. CF is different in the way that you have privleges over the LF and RF but theres no major differences.

  • Accent Shallow

    It has to be my biased eyes, but it really looked like Wakefield was getting more generous calls than Andy. Ick.

  • TurnTwo

    hey, Mike/RAB crew- random question. have you ever thought about having a comments chat-format during a game like you did the other day? instead of a Q&A, and instead of having everyone refresh their screen to catch up on new comments, etc, have a running chat going on? is that even possible?

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

      We’ll look into it.

      • TurnTwo

        it would def make RAB that much more gooder.

      • Manimal

        I was thinking about starting a Skype chat. Its really easy to do and skype is easy to sign up for.

  • bill

    Thank you!

  • DP

    This ump is awful. I’m glad we got that pitch but thats the exact same thing he was calling a ball last inning…

  • Manimal

    Is it just me or is Bobby Abreu a better outfielder without Melky…

  • Ivan

    Man Bailey hit a Bullet pass A-Rod.

  • bill

    Ouch

  • Manimal

    Everyone add me on skype
    ID:Manimal529

    • TurnTwo

      i have no clue what skype is.

      • Manimal

        skype is a voip service with a great group chat interface. We could use AIM, MSN, Yahoo whatever, its just skype is easier. http://www.skype.com

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

    Lame…

  • bill

    Murphy’s Law

  • Accent Shallow

    Two swinging bunts for base hits? Oy vey.

  • bill

    This is total fuckin bullshit

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

    Wow, I’m so fucking pissed about that.

  • Ivan

    That fucking run should of not counted.

  • LC

    wow. Pettitte can’t catch a break.

  • Manimal

    Bull shit.

  • bill

    If we wind up losing this game I’m going to look at the top of the 2nd. Unbelievable

  • Ivan

    bad luck for Pettitte.

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

    That last inning (and Jason Giambi’s ensuing out) proved that NoMass wasn’t lying: http://www.nomaas.org/images/bostonjesus.jpg

    • Ivan

      I saw that one, that one was pretty funny.

  • bill

    Flash is right. I think the Yanks should be well in front by the 7th. He’s getting his pitches up. Thats if the Yanks can hit well with RISP. Good luck

  • bill

    Oh Jesus

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

    This ump is a piece o’ shit.

    • LC

      squeezing pettitte and giving wakefield calls off the plate

      • giselle

        you seem surprised?

      • bill

        It seems the media arent the only ones who like to give the Red Sox head

  • Manimal

    A safe assumption: Some one is getting ejected.

  • Ivan

    not enough grit for Lowrie to catch that ball.

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

    A Jose Molina RBI base-hit is equivalent to two of those “hits” Boston had last half-inning.

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

      What the fuck I say?

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

    Hava Molina!

  • Manimal

    Atta boy molina!!!

  • LC

    Nice 2 out rally. Keep it goin and turn over the lineup

  • Ivan

    How many times you guys say “STFU Kay” when you watch a yankee game?

    • DP

      10-15

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

      My head hurts trying to quantify it.

    • TurnTwo

      ive got the game muted.

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

      I like to pretend that the team has a policy of hiring announcers with recent severe head injuries as part of their charitable work giving back to the community. That way, instead of being annoyed by Kay’s inanities, you feel proud of the plucky little accident-induced moron for trying.

      It helps.

  • TurnTwo

    Matsui, Cano, and Molina… nice little rally.

    any chance we see these guys move up in the order?

  • bill

    Did I just see a two out hit with a RISP? By Molina?

  • DP

    But Pudge is a future Hall of Famer!!!!

    • bill

      I wonder if he still would be without the ‘roids. Maybe with all the gold gloves

  • Ivan

    got that run back.

  • Ivan

    and having Manny helps also.

  • bill

    Mo Vaugh was also on steroids

  • Ivan

    damn.

  • LC

    Yikes. Pettitte’s pitch count is yucky. 50 pitches in 2+ innings. Can the Yanks bullpen afford another short outing by a starter?

  • Manimal

    These umpires are KILLING me. Andy has no choice but to throw it down the middle. It doesn’t help that hes missing the locations badly.

  • bill

    I want to kill those Red Sux fans who are chanting Youk. And I hope Joba drills that motherfucker in his bald head.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Grow up.

  • Manimal

    Is Giese elgible to pitch yet?

  • TurnTwo

    where the hell was Jeter playing?

  • Ivan

    No guys, Jeter has no range.

    • CJ

      Bingo.

  • pat

    this is gross

  • bill

    BULLSHIT

  • giselle

    damn andy needs to buckle down!

  • Ivan

    DP ball needed here.

    • Manimal

      nice.

  • Manimal

    Fuck pettite, his shit doesnt fool anyone anymore

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

      Over-react much?

      • Manimal

        this is like the 4th time this year in a critical situation that hes throwing junk at the corners and getting beat. I’ve felt this for a while.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Yeah so fuck that guy, he’s never done anything for the Yankees.

          • Manimal

            oh he has. 6 years ago. hes not fooling hitters anymore.

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              The point is that, frankly, it’s stupid to say “fuck Pettitte.”

              • Manimal

                im talking about now.

                • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  No shit.

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

          A) Maybe I’m putting words in your mouth, but I’d say that every inning of every Yankee game to a passionate Yankee fan such as yourself is a “critical situation”, so I’m going to rewrite your statement to:

          “this is like the 4th time this year that hes throwing junk at the corners and getting beat.”

          B) He’s had 27 starts this year, 28 tonight, so if this is his 4th time throwing junk and getting beat, it sort of implies that the other 24 times, he’s been pretty good. 24 good and 4 bad is excellent, IMO.

    • TurnTwo

      but lets sign him up for another year!

    • pat

      Dude three bleeders and all of a sudden his shit doesnt fool anybody anymore. Thats a tad bit reactionary no?

    • bill

      Its called bad luck

      • Manimal

        you make your luck in baseball

        • bill

          Really? Most of the game is luck

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

          Yeah, totally. Jorge made his shoulder pop, CMW made his foot break, the Yankees made Gerrit Cole choose UCLA, Jim Leyland made his pitchers throw wild pitches, Moises Alou made Steve Bartman reach for that ball, Brian Cashman made Carl Pavano get injured, Bryce Florie made himself hit himself in the face with a baseball, Tony Tarasco made Jeffrey Maier lean over the wall, Ron Gant made Ken Hrbek yank his leg off the bag, Bill Buckner made the ball go through his legs, the Yankees made John Elway better at football, Josh Gibson made himself never play in the majors, The Pirates made Roberto Clemente die, Lou Gehrig made himself die, Ray Chapman made himself die.

          You make your own fucking luck in baseball, damnit.

  • BigBlueAL

    No Lowell, No Drew, a fuckin rookie at 1b, Cash at C, Ellsbury and Crisp in the OF. No way you can expect a dominating outing by Pettitte against that lineup….

    • Ivan

      I wouldn’t mind seeing Varitek at catcher.

  • bill

    I have a strange feeling this game will be on Yankees Classics

    • Ivan

      that means a win right.

      • bill

        Put it this way: it wont end 3-2 Red Sux

  • bill

    We should activate Joba off the DL for one pitch to bean Youkilis in the head

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Bill, everyone knows you never go full retard. Take a deep breath.

      • bill

        I was joking idiot. But dont you wish that happened? I sure do

  • Mike W.

    That Jeter play is a good example of why Jeter can’t be our starting shortstop very much longer…

  • Jake H

    Ya no command tonight. Ump squeezing Andy isn’t helping either.

    • bill

      Andy HAS his command. Umpire is just a cunt

  • Jake H

    Jeter was playing him to pull and was moving to his right because the pitch was suppose to be a cutter in. The pitch wasn’t where it was suppose to be.

    • Ivan

      that’s a ball a good defensive SS make.

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

      What the hell is wrong with you, rational thought has no place here.

    • Mike W.

      That ball bounced like 1,000 times. Slowly.

  • Manimal

    why would they swing at a 1-0 pitch, makes no fucking sense this ump is terrible and they are swinging in hitters counts.

  • Ivan

    Til this day I still love Soriano.

    • bill

      I wish we couldve traded Navarro and ALL of our prospects for ARod instead of trading Soriano. I love him too

      • Ivan

        yea he never walk, and suck as a 2b but man can he hit.

        • bill

          I think he was underrated as a 2B

          • BigBlueAL

            He was one of the worst defensive 2b in the league, if not the worst.

            • bill

              Why?

  • bill

    We should also throw at Pedroia one of these days

    • bill

      Make that today

  • Ivan

    It’s sure good to be Tiger Woods.

  • TurnTwo

    that might have been the clutchiest DP ive ever seen hit.

  • Manimal

    Either they love getting me mad or they just love losing.

  • Charles

    Ugh Arod..

  • Manimal

    Pettitte is 16-7, 3.54 in 31 career games against the Red Sox, 185.2 innings. He is 3-2, 5.20 in nine games against the Red Sox since he came back to the Yankees last season.

    • bill

      Theyre still pitching Wakefield and their bullpen sucks

  • bill

    I know the answer its Yaz

  • Ivan

    Hey Kay, check up Jeter with the DP balls.

  • THE Dread Pirate Roberts

    wow … 8 DPs in his last 19 games … way to step UP alex … like this isn’t the time of the season we need you the most …

    sigh.

  • bill

    This could be the most lopsided umpiring Ive ever seen. I really hope he gets a really bad hernia

  • parms

    we love walking the nine hitter

  • LC

    Wow this ump is a jackass he’s really pissing me off

  • THE Dread Pirate Roberts

    blue is back to squeezing pettite … WTF???

  • Jake H

    Ump is terrible.

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

    Where’s those two numb nuts who ran onto the field in Kansas City and tried to fight that first base umpire? We sure need ‘em.

  • bill

    He’s established a tight zone … for Andy Pettitte

  • Ivan

    Who is the fuck is the Ump Ray Charles.

    • bill

      No its Stevie Wonder

    • giselle

      more like terry francona. i hope this douchebag ump meets a couple of bleacher creatures out in the bronx after the game.

  • Dave P.

    Seriously, Girardi better blow a gasket by the end of the night. This strike zone is fucking embarassing.

  • bill

    I really want to shoot him in the face

    • pat

      honestly dude you couldnt sound like more of an ass right now

      • bill

        I know. I get into it

  • Pops

    this ump is ass

  • bill

    I wish they had robot umps.

    • THE Dread Pirate Roberts

      i for one welcome our roboump overlords …

      • bill

        They would be programed not to be a turd

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

    Michael Kay saying “applicable” twice in the same sentence has been the highlight of my day.

    • Dave P.

      please elaborate.

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

        He just says it funny, like you can hear his double chin flap as he’s enunciating.

        • Dave P.

          gotcha.

        • bill

          Thats really mean, but funny

  • THE Dread Pirate Roberts

    well … *that* pitch went in andy’s favor …

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

      Yeah, the ump probably thinks they’re even now.

  • Ivan

    good job Pettitte.

  • bill

    Wow, Pettitte has unbelievable self control. I would be tempted to puch that turd in the face

  • D.B.

    garcia 5 ip 1er 9k’s

    hey Mike,
    if garcia keeps this up will he crack the top 10?

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

      No, he needs to stay healthy for more than a month at time first.

  • bill

    I should be inducted into the Irish-American Hall of Fame

  • Ivan

    too much top spin on that ball Giambi hit.

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

    Almost X.

  • Ivan

    miss two Homers.

    • Ivan

      make it three.

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

    You see Jason Bay, no bitch ass, seeing-eye singles for X(BH).

  • bill

    Could you have worse luck?

  • LC

    Yanks are hitting those balls far. Sooner or later one will go out…

  • pat

    how abt nady steals a base, shouldnt be too hard

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

    Michael Kay with the John Sterling-esque fly-out call.

  • bill

    This is REALLY frustrating

  • Dave P.

    nice fucking camera. I thought it was gone.

  • E-ROC

    I guess the strike zone is beginning to even out for the Yanks.

  • DP

    Right there is the worst thing about Michael Kay: every time the ball goes past 250 feet: that ball IS DEEP TO RIGHT FIELD! BACK GOES ELLSBURY! catches it 40 feet in front of the wall….It’s like part of your job is to help those of us that aren’t at the stadium, not prepare to provide a soundbite for highlight shows or possible replays of the game.

  • Ivan

    3-2 after 4, yanks are in good shape.

  • THE Dread Pirate Roberts

    things that sound dirty but aren’t:

    “these lefties can drop some head …”

    • giselle

      ha did you catch the one in the first inning? Kevin Cash is receiving well tonight.

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

    Whew…

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

    Poor Papi. Gotta start stackin’ a bit more my friend.

    • Steve H

      sssssshhhhhh. he’s always smiling and happy so ignore the late career bloom and the fact that his body is beginning to break down. how dare you make the suggestion…..

      • Whitey14

        Remind you of any catchers that are currently out injured?

        I say that in jest, but Ortiz’s numbers in Minnesota suggested there was a lot of untapped potential there that could be unleashed with increased playing time. He didn’t start regularly in Boston until about June in his first season after he performed well and earned the job.

        I could see the suggestion being valid if he was cut well or something, but clearly he’s not. He’s chubby (which is more likely the cause of his knee issues) and strong. And yes, very happy.

  • Ivan

    evens out.

  • LC

    wow i would have flipped if ortiz got a hr when the Yanks hit 3 almost homers. Thank god it was caught

  • Dave P.

    Who the fuck is manning that camera? A 5-year-old?

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

    Did Al Leiter just accuse Youkilis of Cadillacin’?

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

      I knew the street felt a bit icy this afternoon.

    • DP

      I think he got confused between two different trains of thought.

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

    I want this umpire to have a kidney stone.

  • pat

    FACT: there are no african american or latino “gamers” in MLB

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

      Nope, that’s one of the prerequisites of scrappiness: being white.

      • DP

        And it greatly helps to have a beard. Not one of them gerd dern thin uns like thum Mexicans have though.

      • Ivan

        and short and ugly which really helps. Plus, under any circumstances you can’t have alot of talent.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I see your point… but… Juan Pierre.

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

        Pierre’s not a gamer, he’s a natural athlete.

        Incontrovertible, papal-bull endorsed facts of the universe:
        Black guys: never gamers.
        White guys: never athletes.

        For example: Martin Luther King Jr was able to singlehandedly end racism through his innate athleticism. Jesus, on the other hand, who was white, saved the world because he’s a gamer.

        • Whitey14

          Very nice ;-)

          I giggled out loud by mistake while reading that.

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

            Brilliant.

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

              “Part of me wants to go to Duke, but I also like Memphis, too,”

              Classic.

  • Ivan

    Why Youlilis is ugly.

    • Ivan

      or why is he that ugly.

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

        Rules of Gamerism

        1. Be white as rice!
        2. Be one ugly mofo
        3. Don’t be too talented at anything, just enough to stick around
        4. You shave…You die
        5. Beer guts FTW!
        6. The HAHRT!!!!!!

        • DP

          7. Be short

  • Dave P.

    He really is one ugly motherfucker.

    • bill

      That’s one of the reasons why Joba should bean him

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        You’re embarrassing.

  • Ivan

    you gotta get Crips out.

    • Ivan

      fuck.

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

    Erg, these fucking two out hits.

  • Dave P.

    Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.Fuck the Red Sox.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    lowrie was clearly out…

  • Ivan

    He’s out.

  • BigBlueAL

    Its too bad the Red Sox arent injured and banged up like the Yankees….

  • DP

    Typical bad call. Sometimes I wonder if Bud Selig’s hatred of the Yankees is conveyed to the umps. Such bullshit

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    crisp stole on what wasn’t a crisp throw

  • bill

    This is a MUST win for the Yankees. You cant count on Ponson for anything, and Pettitte is their best big game pitcher

  • TurnTwo

    they are letting this HP umpire get in their heads. not good.

  • LC

    Fuck this shit.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    another missed call…and FUCK GIAMBI!!!

  • Manimal

    Are you serious? This game is rigged.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Are you insinuating that the first base ump got the call wrong?

  • Ivan

    Great.

  • bill

    Reminiscent of Chuck Knobloch

  • Bill N.

    Very late to this whats going on working a 12 hour day and this is the first time i’ve been able to get on a computer ?

  • Smitt Dog

    Really, Giambi, really?

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

    Wakefield is still on the mound and Boston’s bullpen behind Jonathan Papelbon is nothing to be scared of.

    • Ivan

      Yea gotta keep calm.

    • Manimal

      6-2 is 6-2. I don’t know about your sabermetric stats but either way its 4 runs against a very good team with a offense swinging at everything headed their way. Doesn’t look good.

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

        Game’s not even half over yet.

        • Manimal

          Unfortunately you just proved how bad Pettite did.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            P-E-T-T-I-T-T-E

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

        Four runs against a guy who has career ERA of over 5.00 against us. Four runs against a guy who was a couple feet short of giving up three HR’s.

  • Ivan

    This Pettitte start should have an asterik

  • LC

    You can’t blame pettitte for any of this. He was squeezed and the Yanks made zero plays behind him. Not to mention half of the Red Sox hits were in the infield.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

      Pettite’s start was not what you need out of your supposed best pitcher in a huge opening game of a series you must have. He failed to show up today. Bottom line.

    • bill

      Amen. I hope the umpires feel ashamed for their fuck ups, but they probably wont cuz they hate the Yanks. I hope all of those umps contract herpes from each other

  • bill

    Have any of you guys seen a worse officiated Yankee game?

  • Pops

    this is so bad man

  • bill

    Great play, but FUCK!

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

    Aight baby, time to turn this shit up a notch. Give ‘em hell.

  • Pops

    lowrie was out

  • D.B.

    tim donaghy is that you?

  • Pops

    How the fuck are we gonna lose this game

  • Bill N.

    Is the ump really that bad ? like I said I’m still at work and just got on a computer

    • TurnTwo

      no. inconsistent sure, but people love to play it up as if the world is really against the yankees.

      • Bill N.

        yea i got that much ha, thanks

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

    You guys think the cops have kept the gay jokes about Jacoby Ellsbury by the Bleacher Creatures to a minimum?

  • Ivan

    Lets go Damon get it started.

    YESSSSSSS

  • Accent Shallow

    Johnny!

  • LC

    Same place for Damon. A little late tho…6-3.

    • Brian

      ? It’s the fifth inning, you maroon. :)

  • TurnTwo

    at least Johnny came to play!

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

    We really should DFA Damon, he clearly can’t help this team.

  • Manimal

    It figures that Damon shows up, he is the ex redsock.

  • bill

    That is the softest cheer I ever heard at the stadium

  • Pops

    i love the yanks but damn if they dont win tonight its gonna be horrible — nice shot damon and nice jeter

  • bill

    Lets go

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

    Like I said, the guy with a %.00+ ERA against us is on the mound.

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

      *5.00.

    • Manimal

      Thats not a great thing for the yankees. They struggle against bad pitching.

      • Steve H

        But the 5.00 era is against us, so that makes it a great thing for the yankees

  • Ivan

    Okay Jeter.

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

    Walk, bloop and a blast away. It ain’t over til David Ortiz sings, fellas.

    • Ivan

      lol.

  • pat

    For those of you looking for a humorous diversion, might I suggest Hardball Made Easy starring Scrappy Ron Stilanovich..

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NDZPN0mjaAA

  • BigBlueAL

    OK ARod its your turn now.

  • bill

    C’mon A-Rod!

  • Manimal

    The singles virus spreads fast.

  • Ivan

    Hit a Homer A-Rod.

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

    Michael Kay, you say the same shit every time Tim Wakefield pitches a game. Shut yo ass up.

  • pat

    arod just a fucking base knock PLEASE

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    Always comes down to Arod doesn’t it?

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

      It’s the fifth inning. ;)

  • Bill N.

    Earn your money please nO dp

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

    Kevin Cash, you are not Jose Molina, chill the fuck out.

  • LC

    wow a-rod has got to come through here. This is a huge at-bat

  • pat

    looks like jeer tried to ask youk what the capital of tailland was

  • BigBlueAL

    Shocking.

  • Pops

    omg fuck u alex

  • Manimal

    reggie is looking at this team and thinking what the hell are these kids doing

  • Ivan

    Fuck you Boo Birds.

  • mustang

    THe BLACK HOLE STRIKES AGAIN !!!!!!

  • cupz

    I wish we faced Wakefield every day…

  • Manimal

    Why the fuck is everyone pull happy, i=I know its 64 mph but chill.

  • Bill N.

    thata girl arod

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    Man, for a guy that’s the best player in the game it sure seems like he doesn’t inspire confidence like a player of his ability should when you watch him hit.

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

      Don’t you have an interview to conduct or something?

      ;)

      • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

        Seriously though. Don’t you as a fan almost feel like you expect him to fail in those spots?

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

          The only player I expected to fail this year is Melky. He didn’t let me down.

  • Steve H

    Sox are close to acquiring Kotsay. Don’t think Coco’s gonna be too happy about that.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3554901

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

    So where’s all the “FUCK YOU!1!111!1″ comments for Jason Giambi?

    • Manimal

      He isn’t the supposed best player to ever play the game.

      • BigBlueAL

        It really is true. Unfair but true. Money shouldnt really dictate how you criticize or get frustrated by a player cause lets face it, it aint our money and more power to him for being able to make as much money as he does. But it does make it that much more frustrating when he continues to struggle in these type of situations this season.

        • Steve H

          Giambi ain’t exactly a bargain, and has had seasons that weren’t even worth half of what he was being paid, yet still gets less shit than A-Rod. And how about the fact that the huge contract paid to Giambi was in part fueled by roids? Still less shit than A-Rod. I just don’t get it.

          • BigBlueAL

            Also doesnt hurt that Giambi is media-friendly and portrays himself in interviews as a funny guy who is easy to root for despite the steroids stuff.

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

    What does it say for Irish-Americans that John Flaherty is in their HOF?

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

      That being sober is all you need to do to qualify. ;)

      • Steve H

        Staying sober would put you in the Irish Hall of Shame

      • Steve

        Then how do you explain them also voting in Sean Casey?

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

      Top of the morning to you, on this gray and drizzly St. Patrick’s day, where today everybody is feeling a little bit Irish, except of course for the Gays and the Italians.

  • Pops

    flaherty says some funny shit 2 for 14 right around my career ba

  • Ivan

    at least we got a run.

  • Manimal

    Aren’t the 4-5 batters supposed to help ralleys not kill them

  • LC

    Should Nady be batting 5th? How about Matsui? I’m not sure if the Big G should be there right now.

    • Manimal

      But the Big G is unstoppable. DONT MESS WITH THE STACHE.

    • Steve

      That was 2 weeks ago. That ship has sailed.

      Now, were all about “having a consistent lineup” instead of one that makes sense.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pretty surprising to see the Yankees 4th and 5th batters strand a couple of runners on base, probably only the 2nd or 3rd times this has happened this season….

  • cupz

    Dude do norries…Wakefield is going to get blasted soon enough…

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

      The Yanks let him off the hook, he’s out of the game now.

      • cupz

        Well then we’re going to have to deal with that impenetrable Red Sox bullpen

  • bill

    A good team wouldve tied the game

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

      Ms. Cleo would be proud.

      • Steve H

        Call me now for your free Tarot reading!!

  • Bill N.

    stellar, it’s like melky is back in the lineup : )

  • Pops

    i dont mean to be so harsh on arod but it sucks and you pull for him to do something and you want him to succeed but that shit happens and after a while it jus gets frustrating// i know that we all make a bigger deal becuz hes just that good but he needs to at least move runners over in that position or something other than what he did

    • Steve H

      Were you a Yankees fan last year?

  • Pops

    g should not be 5th matsui should be

  • Ivan

    don’t trust Bruney Vs. Ortiz here.

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

    Why is Jacoby Ellsbury’s .688-OPS allow him to be considered a successful Red Sox farm product?

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

      Because he had a good 100 AB at the end of last year. And because he’s a Sox. Manny Delcarmen is considered a successful Red Sox farm product too.

      • Steve

        . . . and maybe that he had a good post season that helped deliver them a championship? That stuff goes a long way with fans.

        Us Yankee fans remember Scott Broscius fondly, and some of the years he had were horrendous by our “all-star at every position” Yankee standards of today.

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

        Any Sox farm product who’s still alive and breathing and still in the Red Sox organization is still a good prospect, just about to burst on the scene with an MVP or a Cy Young next week/month/year. Craig Hansen is going to break the KRod’s save record next year, just you wait.

        For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons, ESPN.

    • Bill N.

      because of his grit

    • Ivan

      he’s not as bad as melky.

    • BigBlueAL

      Because last season he hit well in the playoffs and started for a team that you know won a World Series. No matter how much he sucks from here on out he has the 2007 post-season and a WS ring.

    • pat

      the uniform

    • Bill N.

      oh and lets not forget he won everyone a free taco during the WS

      • TurnTwo

        and that free taco was tasty as hell!

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

    to quote Joe Maddon, this strike zone is slightly amorphous.

    • Steve

      I think I’ve figured it out. The low pitch on the left hand side of the batters box is a ball when a lefty is batting, and a strike when a righty is batting.

      The high and tight strike to the lefties I can’t figure out for the life of me.

      Glad to see the biggest game of the year so greatly influenced by who is behind the plate, but to quote John Sterling “Hey, that’s baseball”

  • Pops

    wow

  • Accent Shallow

    That was a ball?

    • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

      I honestly thought it was…

  • LC

    Kevin Youkilis is grosser than Pedroia’s hair

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

    The amount of fellating that the umpire is doing right now is reaching epic proportions.

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

    Girardi needs to go out and blow a gasket. Kick dirt, throw bases, tell the ump his mom looks good in her Sunday best, fire the team up.

    • Ivan

      I thought you didn’t believe in that.

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

        When did I say that?

        • Ivan

          cuz you make fun of the word grit and fiery and gutty and tough.

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

            But what does that have to do with me not believing the manager should get thrown out?

            • Ivan

              I just don’t believe in a manager acting like an idiot.

    • pat

      didnt we hire him to be the fire under their asses?

    • Bill N.

      I’ve wanted him to do that a bunch of times, yet to no avail

      maybe if he told blue he would give his wife a “pearl necklace”

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

        Except for the times when he actually, you know, did it. You can’t do that often, it loses its effect and you just look like a jackass to the umpires and your team.

        • BigBlueAL

          With some of the moves he has made this season he probably already looks like a jackass to his team. :-)

          • Ivan

            why your so fuckin negative.

            • BigBlueAL

              I put a smiley face at the end!!!

              • Ivan

                funny.

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

        maybe if he told blue he would give his wife a “pearl necklace”

        Obviously, you missed the point of that story, Brian.

    • pat

      jose molina: fuck your couch coco
      coco crisp: sorry

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Where was that one???

  • Accent Shallow

    This is the Brian Bruney I remember. He does things like walk the bases loaded.

  • Dave P.

    enough of this fucking strike zone!!!!!!!

  • Pops

    kill me ?

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    Why do I get the feeling a grand slam is coming?

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

      Because your instincts are wrong? ;)

      • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

        hehe…

  • E-ROC

    depressing.

  • BigBlueAL

    For all you people all excited despite the fact the Red Sox scored 6 fuckin runs in less than 5 innings off of Pettitte because this immortal Yankees offense was gonna get all those runs back against Wakefield and the Sox pen failed to realize that Boston wasnt done scoring runs.

  • Ivan

    Come on.

  • pat

    the stadium is eerily quiet

  • Manimal

    This shits over. I got homework to do I’m done.

  • LC

    And no more Wakefield-Lopez is in. OMG A LEFTY! take out all lefty batters immediately

  • Ivan

    The yanks are not going down like this.

    • TurnTwo

      yes. yes they are.

  • giselle

    i think that bruney and molina should have a conference on the mound and agree to throw a high fastball right down the middle. then molina should “misjudge” the ball when the pitch is thrown and let it hit the ump.

    would the yankees get in any sort of trouble for that? if it was an “accident”?

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

      You really think Bruney could throw one down the middle?

    • pat

      those kids in georgia or wherever did

    • TurnTwo

      um, yeah.

    • giselle

      whoa. i was (only half) joking. that actually happened?

      • A.D.

        catcher got his invited walk on uninvited

  • BigBlueAL

    So far so good for that horrible Sox bullpen.

  • Pops

    it sucks man it really does but we gonna comeback

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos

    is it me or does Cano have no range to his left?

    • TurnTwo

      he always admired Jeter defensively.

      • BigBlueAL

        LMFAO

  • Ivan

    Lets go Robertson.

  • Ivan

    Nasty Hook.

  • Pops

    molina leads off nex inning ugh

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

      Hopefully he gets on in front of Damon.

      • BigBlueAL

        Hopefully they pinch-hit for him.

      • TurnTwo

        Damon for cleanup?

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

    Punk bitch.

  • Pops

    put my boy in ransom for giambi

  • Ivan

    Yanks got 3 innings left. Down 4 runs. that ain’t impossible.

  • giselle

    next time giambi is up with runners in scoring position, we pinch hit cody ransom. just to see if he could go 3-3 w/ 3 hr

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

    Nice grab by the fan.

  • Pops

    it always seems like we have 2 strikes right away

  • Ivan

    I miss Posada right now.

    • Manimal

      I miss Posada wanger and Joba.

    • Steve

      I miss

      Posada
      Joba
      Wang
      2007 A-Rod
      2003 Jason Giambi
      Paul O’Niell
      Orlando Hernandez
      Jimmy Key

      and Graig Nettles

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

    And on the first pitch after hitting two homers Delcarmen throws at Damon. No uproar at that though.

    • TurnTwo

      wait, wha happened? i turned on the DNC.

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

        Pitch was right at Damon’s backside, but he jumped out of the way.

      • Steve

        This group of losers wasn’t enough for you?

        • TurnTwo

          rather watch a winning team, i guess.

          • Steve

            Touche!

            BTW-I would have said the same thing if it was the RNC. I got sick of politics years ago. Good luck rooting for those teams.

            • TurnTwo

              yeah, i did too. but this election is too important to let pass by.

  • Pops

    man i loved the pudge trade but he sucked ass

    • TurnTwo

      how could you not at the time?

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

    Ahh, there’s the real Manny Delcarmen.

  • Charles

    Sick start for Garcia down in Tampa.

  • Pops

    id love to have matty wieters right now

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

      So would the Pirates. But hey, Danny Moskos!

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

        Heh, I’m sure the prospect followers had fun with that one on draft day.

  • Ivan

    Whats it’s gonna be Jeter? 6-4-3 or 4-6-3?

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

      How about a 9-4 1B?

  • A.D.

    nice lil poke

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

      That’s what she said.

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

    That was a soft air-hit, how did Damon not get to third?

    • TurnTwo

      its all Bobby Meacham’s fault!!

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

      Great question. I thought that was a no-brainer that he’d be standing at third.

    • Steve H

      Lots of speed in a shallow right field, and we can not afford any outs on the bases.

  • Charles

    Man this is it. Hope we don’t screw this inning up.

  • Pops

    are they really trying to embarrass a rod again ?

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

      Not having faith in a three time A.L. MVP winner who is second in the A.L. in OPS this year. Bloody brilliant.

      • pat

        dude i adamantly defend arod but as a person who played some little league baseball and goes online alot i just think he thinks too much rather than letting his natural ability shine through

      • Pops

        im wrong right jamal ?

    • TurnTwo

      hahaha!! yes they are!

      btw, dont think the Saux dont know what they are doing here.

      • TurnTwo

        ha!

        pitch around Abreu to face ARod with the bases loaded.

        brilliant move by Francona.

  • pat

    arod is shitting his pants right now

    • BigBlueAL

      LMFAO!!!!!

  • Pops

    omg alex please man

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

    Salami. Right here, right now motherfuckers.

  • BigBlueAL

    Here we go again….

  • Ivan

    Okay A-Rod.

  • LC

    I think if a-rod hits a granny all will be forgiven

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

      Yes. I promise to get off his back if he does.

  • Charles

    It all boils down to ARod..Ha!

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    It always comes down to Arod doesn’t it?

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

    “I’m not a trendy asshole…” Meaning, buck the trend Yanks and come through with RISP.

    Oh Mike, thanks for dropping that album here on RAB. I instantly became a fan when I heard the first song on that “Smash” album.

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

    I gotta admit, I was sort of hoping that Bobby Abreu would go all Miguel Cabrera/Vlad Guerrero on that one and step across the bag to try and hit Ball 4.

    That’s how little faith I have left in 2008 Alex Rodriguez being mentally prepared to hit the ball safely with RISP.

    I sincerely hope I’m wrong.

  • MJM

    Maybe this isn’t the time for it (and maybe you’ve already had this discussion) but why doesn’t YES have a pitch tracker a la K-Zone? On the strike to Jeter, I had to flip over to NESN for confirmation that the ball was, in fact, outside.

    • Manimal

      The Amika strikezone is a joke

  • Ivan

    Defend ya man Jamal.

  • giselle

    i know everyone’s thinking home run, but how about a bases-clearing triple and a sac fly from giambi?

  • A.D.

    worthless

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

    … deflated …

  • Manimal

    Wheres Jamal to defend that.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Ugggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh.

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

    I have to admit, if I was A-Rod I would be smiling too, this is just some next level shit.

  • LC

    holy mother. NOT AGAIN

  • BigBlueAL

    That’s it, Ive had it with that piece of shit!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Ron

    The worst day in the history of the NY Yankees was the day that worthless used car salesman prevented Alex from going to the Sux.

    • Dave P.

      Just to clarify, it wasn’t Selig. It was the Players union.

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    That’s your season in a nutsehell right there.

  • Bill N.

    great job AROD

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

    Honestly, you guys can’t tell me this is nothing short of mind-boggling. I mean really, not even a devout Red Sox fan could predict the year A-Rod and the Yanks are having w/RISP.

    • Manimal

      that shows bad leadership IMO.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Bad leadership by who?

        • Manimal

          Girardi of course. Wouldn’t it be awkward if you were in a class with someone you know and then all of a sudden they are the teacher.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            I guess that might be applicable if the Yanks hired Girardi as the manager in, say, 2000.

      • Steve H

        So A-rod’s double play is Girardi’s fault?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I don’t think anyone is saying it doesn’t boggle the mind.

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

      Jamal, at what point does it stop being a sample size issue and become a legitimate concern? At what point do Cashman, Girardi, and crew openly discuss sending Alex to a fucking shrink because it’s not just a bad luck thing, it’s a “he’s got a mental block” thing?

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

        Because he did it last year? Because not only is Batting Average a dumb stat but it is even made dumber when looked upon situationally.

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

          Okay, but it’s not simply that Alex has a bad BA in these situations. He’s got a bad BA, slugging, iso-power, K rate, XBH rate, GIDP rate, everything rate. You can’t truly believe that he somehow hasn’t been garbage much, much more often than not

          ARod was locked in cashmoney with runners on last year. He’s rubbish this year. He was rubbish two years ago. I know he’s good, DAMN good, but it’s frightening how frequently this great, great, great, great player who will probably break virtually every significant career batting record totally disappears on his team.

          Frightening. If you consider that he’s still leading the league in, like everything and add how often we’ve personally seen him fail, it seems like he should be putting up Barry-Bonds-on-juice video game type numbers right now.

  • DP

    For the first time since we got him, I’m jumping off the A-Rod bandwagon (or should I say sinking shit). Pathetic.

    • DP

      ship* but I guess shit applies too haha

    • pat

      freud was right

  • http://conservationvalue.blogspot.com Jon G

    Who could we get for A-rod in the off season? He is the Yank’s Marbury. We will never win a series with him on the team.

    • Ron

      Who in their right mind would pay his salary? They could try what the Sux did w/ Manny after 2003 and put him in waivers, but I can’t see any team picking him up.

      I told my son after the 2004 ALCS debacle that the Yanks would never win a WS w/ Alex on the team. That’s why I was ecstatic last year when he opted out. Alas, Hank decided to screw himself ( and the fans) by not only bringing him back, but bringing him back at a salary that would guarantee he couldn’t be traded (or released).

      • Steve H

        I know, why did A-Rod give up those 6 runs in the 1st two innings and 10 overall in Game 7? All his fault?

    • Steve H

      Yeah, 3 time NBA MVP Stephon Marbury. I see the correlation….ummm what???

  • Charles

    You have got to be kidding me ARod..sigh..

  • Steve

    We’ve only seen this all year from Alex.

    I’ve always contended we will win a WS in spite of him before we ever win one because of him.

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

    I have no fucking words left. ARod is now basically in “you’ve got to hit 5 game winning 9th inning grand slams in the next 5 days” territory to redeem himself.

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

      No he doesn’t. I’ll bet you every dollar I will ever earn in my life that if he hits a single in the ninth inning to lead it off then the fans would cheer him.

      • DP

        A “Bronx cheer” it would be if I’ve ever heard one

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

        I’ll bet you every dollar I will ever earn in my life that if he hits a single in the ninth inning to lead it off then the fans his seventeen remaining prepubescent fans would cheer him.

        Fixed.

        • pat

          half of which are the hit boy band menudo

      • Steve

        If Jeter hits a single the fans cheer him. Alex gets cheered when he drives Jeter home. Which he does very little of these days.

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

    I guess it’s back to 2006 with the fans. Short-sighted fucks.

    • Ivan

      Nah come on Jamal. I like A-Rod too but gotta knock him in that spot.

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

        You can knock him, I was referring to the booing while he is fielding the ball. That type of booing is only reserved for opposing players. Like Jordan in New York, Kobe in Denver, or LeBron in Washington.

    • Charles

      Meh, not me. I just find it totally unbelievable. Heh.

    • TurnTwo

      seriously. i joke around, but how can anyone really argue that this team is made substantially worse, and is doomed to fail, with ARod in the lineup everyday?

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

        When you are teh stupid.

  • Pops

    trade him … go hit a solo shot in the 9th when it dont count

  • Ivan

    Pujols would have not done that nor Manny.

    • Steve H

      Yeah, Manny wouldn’t have run out the DP, he’d have been back in the dugout.

  • A.D.

    hopefully it will turn around next year

  • IvanS

    No F-ing more excuses for this guy. Let’s all admit that he is worthless and the yankees will never win with him on the team. He is a flake and has no big game abilities.

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

      You can admit that. No one is stopping you. But there is something called perspective, it’s not very popular, but it still exists.

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

        I’ve been preaching perspective till the cows come home, but my patience is wearing pretty damn thin.

        The cows have fucking came home.

      • Steve

        How about the full season perspective of him hitting below .250 with RISP?

        As the cleanup hitter?

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    I think A-Rod’s double-play binge can be explained away rather simply. All year long, he’s been watching Derek Jeter hit into double-plays; I think A-Rod’s decided that the quickest way to the fans’ hearts is to be more like Derek Jeter and hit into double-plays himself!

    In all seriousness, though, Masterson’s a groundball pitcher, and A-Rod’s slumping. Shit happens; wish the results were different, but they’re not.

    • Steve H

      LMFAO

  • andy

    Unreal. Unreal. How can this be? How can someone so good inspire ZERO confidence in big situations? I mean, I don’t expect him to do everything, but man……. I’m just exasperated now….

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

    wow is all i can say about this game. these fans are insane. you cant come through EVERYTIME.

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

      No, you can’t. All we want is for him to come through ANYTIME.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW he is getting booed now even when he makes a play defensively. Its one thing to rip his ass on a blog, but shit booing like that might be a bit much….

    • DP

      Yeah I agree….no matter how fed up I am, I wouldn’t boo. That’s dumb. And a questionable play as I type. But still booing is dumb.

      • Steve

        I go to about 20 games a year, and while I’m not a big Alex fan I’ve never booed him once. Its counter productive.

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

          Co-sign. No matter how little confidence I have remaining in him, booing your own players is one of the dumbest things in all of sports.

  • Pops

    all that prick does is groundball into dp’s

    • Manimal

      nope, Im pretty sure he doesnt. Nice try though.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Kind of like Jeter, eh?

  • A.D.

    I know someone mentioned this before, but Christian Garcia, redic start tonight

    • Charles

      Yessir. Just hope he stays healthy. Filthy start. Just filthy.

    • BigBlueAL

      No offense to all of you guys who care more about the Single-A teams and players than the actual Yankees (and I actually hope Garcia does well cause he is from Miami and I have seen him pitch in HS a couple of times down here), but on this night at the moment who really cares….

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        Those of us who would rather trade missing the playoffs this year for a dynasty two years from now, if that’s what it would take.

    • Steve

      In Tampa. Lets be real here, the guy was drafted in 2004 and he’s pitching in Tampa.

      • BigBlueAL

        Yeah I mean a dynasty in two years?? Sure if Joba stays healthy, Hughes becomes good again and maybe AJax emerges, thats it. The real reason for that to happen would be signing Sabathia and making some other moves concerning actual major leaguers.

  • Manimal

    Booooo arods throw boooooooo

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Boooo Giambi’s 1st base glove booooooo.

      In fairness, that’s a play A-Rod has to make. But that’s also a throw lesser first basemen have saved.

      • Sam P.

        I wish Mattingly could be a late inning defensive replacement. Even in his 40′s he’d be quite adept around the bag.

  • BigBlueAL

    When it rains, it pours…..

  • Manimal

    How can a team 6 games out be in contention.

  • Joey H

    im ready to wire them off if they loose tmrw and loose this one. i cant count them out for this one yet becuase papelbon istn exactly unbeatable. and our lineup is that deep

    • Joey H

      write off ** sorry my comment box is lagging.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Also, at what point do we ever start to give some credit to the pitchers? I mean, Masterson’s no slouch (has a very heavy sinker, as I alluded to before). Granted, it isn’t Mariano Rivera on the mound out there, but even lesser pitchers are known to deny hits six or seven times out of ten.

    I think A-Rod definitely beat himself on some of Wakefield’s pitches earlier tonight, getting under some knucklers he was trying to pull that probably could have been driven with authority to the opposite field. But sometimes the pitcher does his job, too, and you tip your cap to that.

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

    Look at the hustle by Giambi. I clocked that at 2.1 Molinas.

    • Steve

      Hahahahah! Nice!

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Was that one full Jose and one full Yadier; one full Jose and one full Bengie; or one full Yadier and one full Bengie?

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

        Two Yadier’s my friend, he went all out.

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

    The world of grit and gamerism has just been shook to its core.

  • A.D.

    omg where was the grit

  • Pops

    its like we cant win unless we give up 2 runs

  • Bill N

    So are some of us still going to defend Arod ? cause he has given a golden shower to all yankee fans. Dude has no balls. I now have the sudden urge to drink a lot after I get off work. Maybe I can get into the irish hall of fame.

    Tommie nice on the 17 pubescent fan comment

    • Steve

      Golden shower? He has Madonna for that.

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

      So you want us to take serious a comment from a guy who would drink himself stupid because of the result of a baseball game?

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Some of us realize that one at-bat a career does not make. If Tony Clark’s double doesn’t go into the stands at Fenway, or Mariano Rivera doesn’t blow the Game 4 save, does A-Rod help hit the Yankees to a World Series ring in 2004?

      Without A-Rod, the Yankees don’t make the playoffs next year. And maybe with three more weeks of A-Rod this year, the Yankees are closer to first place in the AL East than they are right now.

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

        Man, that ground rule double by TC was a major turning point in that series, yet it always gets overlooked.

        • The Fallen Phoenix

          It’s burned into my mind, and I just can’t let it go. That, Andy Pettitte’s World Series Game 6 start in 2001, and Mariano Rivera throwing the bunt away in the bottom of the 9th in Game 7.

          They won’t go away unless the Yankees win another championship, but I’m patient; I can wait.

          • The Fallen Phoenix

            Add to that the Bubba Crosby collision in Game 5 of the ALDS against the Angels in…2005? The one when Ervin Santana pulled a Phil Hughes and pitched four innings of shutout relief or something ridiculous like that.

      • Steve H

        And they wouldn’t have made it last year without him either.

  • A.D.

    God, I hope this season for Nady is a turning point/hitting his prime

  • Pops

    arod always beats himself

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

    Hideki Okajima with runners on-base? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shit!

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    One more hit with runners in scoring postion by anyone tonight (mostly ARod) and we’d be down by like two with winning run at the plate.

  • Charles

    Gotta keep the faith. Heh.

  • NYFan50

    Watch this game come down to an AB by A-Rod in the 9th.

    • Steve

      You bastard. and I just ran out of Maalox.

    • A.D.

      it very well might

  • kingshaffy

    how about swapping Nady and Arod in the lineup tomorrow?

  • Ivan

    Im still ticked about that A-Rod DP.

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

      I’m ticked too but I will be brimming with excitement and faith to have him up there again. Give me talent.

      • kingshaffy

        i will be almost as scared as alex…needless to say, i don’t think we’ll have to worry about it

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

        Jamal, I want you to be my future kid’s life coach.

        You are an amazing person.

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/baseballdigestdaily Eric SanInocencio

    Just a single, is it that hard?

    • Steve H

      It is, that’s why the leading hitters don’t get hits 65-70% of the time.

  • Manimal

    why isnt ransom in?

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

      For who exactly? Don’t be fooled man. Ransom is a career Minor Leaguer for a reason.

    • Steve H

      Yeah, this Ransom shit is unreal. He’s 32, and a career BELOW AVERAGE minor leagure.

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

        My suggestion for the best intro music in Yankee Stadium history:

        N#@%as is mad, I get more butt than ashtrays
        Fuck a fair one, I get mine the fast way
        The ski mask way, n$#@a, Ransom Note
        Far from handsome, but damn, a n$#@a tote… [what you tote?]
        More guns than roses, foes is shaking in they boots, invisible bully…

  • Charles

    Gojira-san is battling.

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

    That umpire better have a police detail when he leaves the Stadium.

    • giselle

      except the cops in the bronx would beat his ass, too.

  • pat

    that was a nice pitch

    • Yankee1010

      If he was trying to hit a right-handed batter …

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

    Oh my goodness. That pitch was in the fucking batter’s box.

    • pat

      hideki knew it was a strike as soon as it hit the mitt

  • BigBlueAL

    My God that ball was nowhere near the corner.

  • A.D.

    wow, most erratic strikezone ever tonight

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

    if that was a strike then I am officially blind.

  • Ivan

    BS K Call to Matsui.

  • Charles

    Hey I’m watching Gameday and I can’t help but notice that those called strikes on Matsui were off the plate.

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

    That was the same fucking pitch you cocksmith bastard.

    • Yankee1010

      It’s just an unbelievable strike zone tonight.

      In fairness though, strike zones don’t account for the Yanks never hitting with runners in scoring position.

  • Ron

    Pete Abe’s quote of the night:

    UPDATE, 8:40 p.m.: A-Rod said last week that the Yankees had to treat every game like it was the playoffs. That would explain his one RBI in the last seven games.

    • Sam P.

      Zing!

      Can’t wait for yet another Mike Lupica article on A-Rod too …

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

      Maybe Fat Man Scoop should realize that A-Rod had a torrid series in Baltimore and stop making analytical comments.

      • Sam P.

        I agree Jamal … was at the Friday game and he absolutely scorched the ball. If he does well it’s something like “about time” and if he doesn’t get the job done “the Yanks win/lose in spite of” him. Some seriously fickle fans here …

        It’s easy to hide behind the computer and make nasty comments. Ugh.

      • TurnTwo

        call him fat if you want, but thats funny.

      • E-ROC

        Crooklyn Clan.

      • Ron

        That’s exactly the problem I have w/ Alex. In that series, he was 6 for 11 with 1 RBI. He drove in 1 of the 22 runs scored during that series.-, but his numbers look good because he hit with no one on. Hey, if no one is on when he comes up, nothing he can do about that. But that obviously wasn’t the case tonight.

    • Steve

      Hahahahahah!

  • BigBlueAL

    This is ridiculous. What are the numbers tonight so far with runners in scoring position??? Great now Papelbon coming in with a 4 run lead, game offically over.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Brett Gardner’s on the bench, and he is not afraid.

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

    “Booooooooo!1!11! Hssssssssss!1!!111 Booooooo!!1111 Hsssssss!11″

    Just sayin’, be fair.

    • Steve

      Pudge hits cleanup?

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

        So everyone else can fail miserably ad not be subject to immense ridicule and hate? Cool.

        I guess Joe Torre knew something after all.

        • Steve

          You mean when he batted Alex 8th?

      • Steve H

        No he doesn’t. That’s why MLB is considering having 9 players in the field, but just 1 batter per team, as only cleanup hitters can be held accountable for what they do, why even waste time with the other 8?

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

          Way to rationalize, buddy. Yeah, totally, we shouldn’t expect anything more from ARod than what we expect from Wilson Betemit or Jose Molina. That makes sense.

          • Steve H

            So should we not give a shit that Pudge choked?

        • Steve

          Oh I get it. We should have the same expectations of Brett Gardner as we do of Alex Rodriguez. Gotcha.

          • Steve H

            No, but if other people don’t do their jobs, should they be called out too? There are 9 batters, one batter can’t lose a game, but one starting pitcher, who sucked tonight and cost us the game. Yet 98% of the blame here is going to A-Rod

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

              If he had been raking before this game, he’d be off the hook. He’s wasn’t. The only guy who’s come up small as often as him this year is Giambi, and that’s why the two of them get the ire.

              I have zero expectations on post-juice Pudge being a great hitter, so it’s no big deal when he fails.

              ARod is the best player in the history of the game, in his prime. And yet, there’s probably 50 players in the league right now that you can trust more in a big spot. Something’s wrong with that.

  • Ivan

    What a pussy move.

  • A.D.

    Nice Pudge

  • Ron

    Must be something about the name Rodriguez.

  • mustang

    what happen with A-rod and the base loaded is missed the details ?

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

    Brian Cashman managed to trade Farnsworth for someone even more useless…

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      It’ll all be okay when Jonathan Papelbon pulls a Chase Wright.

      • Steve

        Just stop. It just looks pathetic at this point.

        Hope, that is.

    • A.D.

      especially if pudge doesnt pull to type A free agent

  • Steve

    Cris Britton=White flag.

  • Bill N

    Jamal its called sarcasm. Sorry can directly reply to comment on my phone. I figured the golden shower comment was enough to let you know I was kidding. But seriously its getting ridiculous with the choad.

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

      Oh, sorry man. I’m in the very minute minority when it comes to being a fan of A-Rod so my sarcasm detector does not apply to shots at him. ;)

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

    Third hit for Coco Crisp and all of them were of the bitchassness variety.

  • Charles

    To be fair to ARod, it has been the pitching today (I’m looking at you Mr. Pettitte!) that didn’t do their job.

    • Hybrid Moments

      A-Rod has been terrible tonight. Stop. Pettitte sucked but if A-Rod can get a single or two then this game looks completely different. Same with Giambi.

    • Ron

      Oh, so because Andy didn’t do his job, that means Alex doesn’t have to do his?

  • pat

    haha flaherty just owned leiter with that pitchout remark

  • Steve

    Gotta love the timing of this series. Last week in August, so after we get swept and relieve ourselves of any playoff illusions, we can go straight ahead and start playing the kids.

  • Pops

    how can anyone even defend this team anymore .. i love the yankees so much but this is sooo hard to watch for me we always have men on but we leave em so bad in my town we dont leave our men behind …lol

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

    LoL Sam P., the word “hide” being used while talking about Peter Abraham.

    • Interested Reader

      frankly I dont think any of you have the credentials to be critiquing me.

    • Sam P.

      Haha … no kidding!

      Just had to rant a little there. I can’t understand who the Yanks would put in place of A-Rod anyway. Would things be any less frustrating if it was Betemit up there in his place hacking away? I’m just saying …

  • Ivan

    A-Rod to me lacks a swagger this year. I watch hitters like Bonds and Manny, they have a swagger and coolness.

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

      Come on Ivan, you never say things like that. We ridicule crap like that, stay away from the dark side!

      • Joey

        I’m still with you man!

      • Ivan

        Im just ticked off. He’s the best player in the MLB and he shouldn’t do shit like that. Im just sooo mad.

        • mustang

          COME TO THE RIGHTSIDE !!!!!
          my young jedi
          LOL

  • A.D.

    if history serves us, Ponson will be lights out tomorrow

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

      Yes. It’s one of the clauses of his contract with the devil.

  • vj

    the yankees season get two runners on with 1 or less outs and try not to score them

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

    Oh my God Michael Kay, shut your fucking mouth. Jesus.

    • TurnTwo

      dude, seriously, for your own good… join me.

      just mute the sound on the game.

  • BigBlueAL

    The saddest part is that Yankee Stadium is beginning to resemble Madison Square Garden this past season. If you made a poll in NY right now I wander who would be voted as most hated person in NY, ARod or Isiah Thomas….

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

      Let’s see:

      Isiah Thomas
      1. Failed at everything he did as a New York Knick exectuve, miserably I might add.

      Alex Rodriguez
      1. The biggest reason the Yankees made the playoffs for the 13th straight time in 2007.
      2. Three M.V.P.’s as a Yankee
      3. One of the greatest offensive seasons in MLB history in 2007.
      4. Is second in the A.L. in OPS this season.
      5. Is fifth in the A.L. in HR’s while missing a month worth of games

      Then again, people are dummies.

      • Steve H

        Way to ruin it with facts Jamal

      • BigBlueAL

        You shouldve listed #1 for Isiah numbers 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, etc.

      • mustang

        You know what I’m tired of the excuse. Jamal you’re a great Yankee Fan but your blinded by A-Rod’s Stats. The bottom line is that he got his chance and failed once again he will never be half the leader Jeter is point blank.
        Before you start calling people dummies remember who called this choke artist “THE GREATEST PLAYER EVER” he is not even the greatest player on this team.

    • SG

      Hyperbole alert!

  • Bill N

    All good Jamal just frustrated

    • Steve

      BTW-Kudos to Jamal.

      He’s been getting his brains beat in tonight and he’s been a good sport about it.

  • Steve H

    Let’s all go back to 1995. If someone told you in the next 14 years, you would go to the playoffs 13 times and win 4 titles, would you all bash the one team that didn’t make it. Especially when it was the 1 team least capable of making it, with 2 rookie pitchers in the rotation (with 0 wins), losing your Ace, catcher, several other injuries here and there, and an extremely competitive division. Seriously, give it a rest.

    • Steve

      True, but look at all the injuries the Red Sox are dealing with right now. They lost Schilling before the season started. Beckett was supposed to pitch tonight. JD Drew might be done for the year. Paul Byrd is coming off the scrap heap to pitch tomorrow.

      Their rotation is every bit as battered as ours. And they’re 5 games ahead of us, because they hit with RISP and we don’t.

      • Steve H

        Ok, ignore the injuries part. This was a year that started with 2 rookies in the rotation, with a 3rd expected to join. That is not how you enter a season in which you expect to contend for a title. This year always was going to be a step-back year while the young pitchers developed (uggh). That being said, if it wasn’t for a historic worst (every year) to first season for the Rays, we’d be right in the thick of things, and I think there’s something to be said for that. Sure there’s a whole lot of shit to dislike about this team, but in general, I don’t think their performance, or lack thereof, is all that stunning. Unfortunately the developing didn’t go as planned, and unless we do sign Sabathia/Tex, we may be looking at the same thing next year.

        • Steve

          Yeah, just watch the rest of these games for the love of Baseball.

          Big changes next year.

          • Steve H

            I’m all for that

  • Charles

    I think the Yankees are making a conscious effort to leave men on scoring position just to drive Yankee fan nuts. Heh.

  • SG

    They’re not booing A-Rod. They’re saying Boourns

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

      BigBank Hank: Get me 2007 Alex Rodriguez!
      CashMoney: He’s not available.
      BigBank Hank: Then get me his non-union Mexican equivalent!

  • Pops

    so hard for me to see this

  • mustang

    Well whatever happen with A-Rod the 0-4 tells the story can we now at least beginning to start think about moving him from the 4th spot not that it really matters much anymore.

    • TurnTwo

      maybe a 3 hitter?

      Damon, Jeter, Arod, Matsui, Nady, Abreu?

  • josh

    huge game for garcia tonight. do you think he starts next year at tampa or trenton. what about z mac. where do you think dellin will start next season charleston or tampa?

  • Interested Reader

    OBLIGATORY AROD MEANINGLESS HOMERUN????

  • BigBlueAL

    Here come the boo birds.

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

    Of course it comes down to A-Rod.

    • mustang

      And why on earth should it not?

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

    So if A-Rod gets a HR here, is it meaningless? It would continue the game and cut the deficit to two runs with two HR hitters due up in Jason Giambi and Xavier Nady.

    • Ron

      It would have been (he didn’t) the epitome of his season. Good numbers, but not much impact on the outcome of games.

    • Pops

      ur dumb with that kind of argument … it is meaningless considering his other 2 chances

      • Steve H

        So if a guy goes 0-6 with 18 left on base, then hits an extra inning walk off granny, is it meaningless considering the first 6 chances?

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

    Is there any way A-Rod doesn’t make the last out here?

    • Joey H

      oh yea cause you kno.. he is a REALLLL stranger to making outs

  • Pops

    well if we win the next 2 than the rest of the games in the entire season we can win the WC

  • Ron

    At least Alex had the decency not to go deep there.

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

    A-rod made 7 outs in 5 at-bats tonight.

    • Steve

      I only wish that was a joke, but I saw it with my own eyes.

    • Steve H

      It is pretty bad when they would have been better off had he not taken the bat off his shoulders all night.

      • mustang

        LMAO

  • BigBlueAL

    A fitting ending to this game, and you could say this season most likely.

  • TurnTwo

    perfect.

    i cant wait to feel the energy in the stadium when i get to the game i have tickets for on Saturday.

  • Steve

    Fitting close to our season. A-Rod down swinging.

    Did I say “season”? How Freudian of me!

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

      Oh stop it. It’s not over until they’re mathematically eliminated.

      • Steve

        Well, we have Ponson going against Byrd tomorrow, thats a crapshoot.

        Then we have Moose going against Lester, who has dominated us all year. That’s a loss.

        We’re looking at losing 2 of 3, maybe getting swept. Either way, were not coming back from that. Not with all these FAs with one foot out the door.

        • Steve H

          While I do agree the season is just about over (oh shit, it is) I don’t know that I’d give Lester the automatic W. #1 Moose is pretty damn good himself (and no Manny!!!) and the Yankees generally get better the more they see a pitcher.

  • Joey H

    R.I.P. THE 2008 ny YANKEES.

    • Steve

      Its a blessing actually, holding out playoff hope for this bunch is just ruining the games. Just watching it with no expectations will make the rest of the season more enjoyable. 2009, here we come!

      I might even get a good laugh or two watching A-Rod flounder like a dying fish in big spots.

      • Joey H

        i try so hard to have faith steve i really do. but this was the last straw. we have the most unclutch cocksucker cleanup hitter in the entire MLB.
        and people dont throw these weird meaningless stats at me that quite frankly i think people are making up about arods clutch lack of stats.

  • pat

    tough one boys real tough but keep the faith far crazier things have happened ON TO DOtF

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

    Alright, so we go Byrd hunting manana and take it from there. Hoo-Rah!

    • BigBlueAL

      Ive commended you in the past on your confidence and level-headedness, but at times it gets annoying. :-)

      • Joey H

        yea honestly it does. there is being a yankee fan and then there is plain old being fuckin annoyin. sometimes you just have to just need to realize when you are beating a dead horse.

        • BigBlueAL

          Cmon man Jamal is a very good kid and is alot more level-headed and probably mature than most of us. I get annoyed at times but not in a pissed off way and certainly not in a fucking annoyed way so relax. I did add a smiley face cause I wasnt being that serious.

          • Steve

            Oh sorry. Forget my first reply.

            • BigBlueAL

              No problem.

          • Joey H

            dont have the fortitude to tell me to relax when all i did was echo what you said. thats WAY hypocritical.

            • BigBlueAL

              Your right, just that I didnt say fucking annoying and I put a smiley face at the end trying not to sound too combative. Sorry I just thought your tone was a bit too strong, or at least not what I wanted my comment to sound like. I like Jamal so I didnt want to sound like I am telling him to shut the fuck up or anything that harsh.

              • Joey H

                no hes a bright dude. i like him too but its beating a dead horse. here comes 2009! bring in CC buy the whole fucking free agent market if you have to!

        • Steve

          You guys root the way you want, and Jamal can root the way he wants. Don’t go around telling people how to be fans.

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

        Nah, I came into this series just looking to take two of three. A sweep wasn’t necessary.

        • TurnTwo

          well, a sweep was actually necessary, but it wasnt realistic.

  • BigBlueAL

    If I am ARod, I dont read the NY newspapers tomorrow.

    • mustang

      No. He should read them maybe he will finally realize what he is.

      • BigBlueAL

        Honestly A-rod, and any athlete really, would/should piss on the papers and not give a shit about anything the media or even us fans say to be honest. But it does make for interesting reading for us fans!!

  • E-ROC

    Win the series.

  • BigBlueAL

    WOW Pat Burrell came close as fuck to givin the Phills the lead, Mets leadin 7-6 goin into the 9th.

    • Gary

      Phils defeated the overrated Mutts.

  • Manimal

    what we learned today. The Redsox are better than the Yankees BUT, Both teams are not very well built.

    • Ivan

      really?

      • BigBlueAL

        The Red Sox are very well built just injured at the moment. The Yankees on the other hand….

  • Ivan

    We got two games left, win those two and the yanks did their job.

  • Rob – CT

    Enough is enought, tonite decided a lot in my mind.
    Goodbye after this season to Gimabi, Abreau, Pudge, Petitte.
    Try to move Matsui for anything.
    Sign Sabathia, have a rotation of Sabathis, Wang, Joba, Hughes, Moose.
    I still believe in Hughes.
    Move Kennedy for a young outfielder, obvs in a package.
    Grab a younger first basemen who can pick it!

    Time to get younger and move on from the Torre era!
    This team has a core and a chance to be good, a few pieces necc, but must get younger!

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

      The Red Sox are the fourth oldest team in the Major Leagues. Do you see anybody clamoring for them to get younger?

      • TurnTwo

        no, because they are good.

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

      Is Abreu really that damn hard to spell?

      • Steve H

        There’s no spellchecker here to save anyone’s ass

        • BigBlueAL

          For some reason I have a spell-checker when I type on this site. Assume it has to do with my browser.

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

            Firefox has a built in spell checker.

            • BigBlueAL

              That explains it then.

              • Rob – CT

                The Yanks are obviously not whole and who knows where they’d be with a healthy wang and joba. But not having them makes it easier to see their faults. I think red sox aren’t even close to a great team, even borderline good. They don’t scare me at all on a day to day basis, but the fact remains, their core is younger than the yanks and it shows. Jeter, A-Rod, Posada, Cano, Damon, Matsui, Nady, Giambi are older than Ortiz, Pedroai, Youk, Lowrie, Lowell, Elsbury, Drew and Bay. Not to mention the benches. Yes, the Yanks bullpen is better, rivera is still superior to an overrated Papelblown and the test of the mix is right there. But it’s not the only difference in the team, it’s the fact that our outfield is wicked old, can’t chase down shit when it’s Nady, Damon and Abreu. Plus, who isn’t running on them?! The staff is obviously gonna be improved, and i think better than the sox, once joba and wang are healthy, meaning next season. But time to stop pluggin holes with players past their primes and in their mid to upper 30′s. Get younger and take adavantage of the good years a-rod and jeter have left, not to mention rivera.

  • mustang

    A-Rod not even worth arguing about anymore I just hope he figures it out because 9 years of this bullshit will be hard to take.

  • Gary

    Big game Andy my tushie….Pettitte’s so hittable I wanna grab a bat and helmet and take a shot up there. He is washed; over the hill. The 2008 Yankees are resembling the 1965 Yankees right now…OLD and aging in a hurry.