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 …

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752 Comments

  1. Jamal G. says:

    Best. Game Title. Ever.

  2. Joey H says:

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

  3. Jamal G. says:

    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

  4. E-ROC says:

    LOL @ title

  5. D.B. says:

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

    • Ben K. says:

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

    • Mike A. says:

      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 says:

        Like Montero?

        • Mike A. says:

          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.

      • Jamal G. says:

        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?

  6. Ivan says:

    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.

  7. Ivan says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

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

  8. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

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

  9. Pops says:

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

  10. zs190 says:

    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 says:

      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.

  11. bill says:

    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.

  12. D.B. says:

    i hate pedroia

  13. bill says:

    This ump just stole two strikes from Pettite. Cunt!

  14. Mike A. says:

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

    • giselle says:

      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 says:

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

        • giselle says:

          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.

  15. Ivan says:

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

  16. D.B. says:

    come on pettitte

  17. bill says:

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

  18. Ben K. says:

    Interesting strike zone tonight.

  19. Ivan says:

    finally.

  20. bill says:

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

  21. Manimal says:

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

  22. Ivan says:

    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?

  23. Mike A. says:

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

  24. TurnTwo says:

    atta boy Johnny!

  25. Ivan says:

    Damon.

  26. LC says:

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

  27. Samsonov KGB says:

    he’s DA-MAN!

  28. Jamal G. says:

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

  29. Manimal says:

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

  30. Accent Shallow says:

    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.

  31. bill says:

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

  32. Ivan says:

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

  33. LC says:

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

  34. Ivan says:

    what the fuck was that?

  35. Manimal says:

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

    • bill says:

      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.

  36. bill says:

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

  37. Jamal G. says:

    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 says:

      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.

  38. Accent Shallow says:

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

  39. TurnTwo says:

    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?

  40. bill says:

    Thank you!

  41. DP says:

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

  42. Manimal says:

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

  43. Ivan says:

    Man Bailey hit a Bullet pass A-Rod.

  44. Manimal says:

    Everyone add me on skype
    ID:Manimal529

  45. bill says:

    Murphy’s Law

  46. Accent Shallow says:

    Two swinging bunts for base hits? Oy vey.

  47. bill says:

    This is total fuckin bullshit

  48. Jamal G. says:

    Wow, I’m so fucking pissed about that.

  49. Ivan says:

    That fucking run should of not counted.

  50. LC says:

    wow. Pettitte can’t catch a break.

  51. Manimal says:

    Bull shit.

  52. bill says:

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

  53. Ivan says:

    bad luck for Pettitte.

  54. Jamal G. says:

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

  55. bill says:

    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

  56. bill says:

    Oh Jesus

  57. Jamal G. says:

    This ump is a piece o’ shit.

  58. Manimal says:

    A safe assumption: Some one is getting ejected.

  59. Ivan says:

    not enough grit for Lowrie to catch that ball.

  60. Jamal G. says:

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

  61. Manimal says:

    Atta boy molina!!!

  62. LC says:

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

  63. Ivan says:

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

  64. TurnTwo says:

    Matsui, Cano, and Molina… nice little rally.

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

  65. bill says:

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

  66. DP says:

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

  67. Ivan says:

    got that run back.

  68. Ivan says:

    and having Manny helps also.

  69. bill says:

    Mo Vaugh was also on steroids

  70. Ivan says:

    damn.

  71. LC says:

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

  72. Manimal says:

    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.

  73. bill says:

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

  74. Manimal says:

    Is Giese elgible to pitch yet?

  75. TurnTwo says:

    where the hell was Jeter playing?

  76. Ivan says:

    No guys, Jeter has no range.

  77. pat says:

    this is gross

  78. bill says:

    BULLSHIT

  79. giselle says:

    damn andy needs to buckle down!

  80. Ivan says:

    DP ball needed here.

  81. Manimal says:

    Fuck pettite, his shit doesnt fool anyone anymore

    • Mike A. says:

      Over-react much?

      • Manimal says:

        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 says:

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

        • 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 says:

      but lets sign him up for another year!

    • pat says:

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

    • bill says:

      Its called bad luck

      • Manimal says:

        you make your luck in baseball

        • bill says:

          Really? Most of the game is luck

        • 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.

  82. BigBlueAL says:

    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….

  83. bill says:

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

  84. bill says:

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

  85. Mike W. says:

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

  86. Jake H says:

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

  87. Jake H says:

    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.

  88. Manimal says:

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

  89. Ivan says:

    Til this day I still love Soriano.

  90. bill says:

    We should also throw at Pedroia one of these days

  91. Ivan says:

    It’s sure good to be Tiger Woods.

  92. TurnTwo says:

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

  93. Manimal says:

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

  94. Charles says:

    Ugh Arod..

  95. Manimal says:

    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.

  96. bill says:

    I know the answer its Yaz

  97. Ivan says:

    Hey Kay, check up Jeter with the DP balls.

  98. THE Dread Pirate Roberts says:

    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.

  99. bill says:

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

  100. parms says:

    we love walking the nine hitter

  101. LC says:

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

  102. THE Dread Pirate Roberts says:

    blue is back to squeezing pettite … WTF???

  103. Jake H says:

    Ump is terrible.

  104. Jamal G. says:

    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.

  105. bill says:

    He’s established a tight zone … for Andy Pettitte

  106. Ivan says:

    Who is the fuck is the Ump Ray Charles.

  107. Dave P. says:

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

  108. bill says:

    I really want to shoot him in the face

  109. Pops says:

    this ump is ass

  110. bill says:

    I wish they had robot umps.

  111. Mike A. says:

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

  112. THE Dread Pirate Roberts says:

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

  113. Ivan says:

    good job Pettitte.

  114. bill says:

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

  115. D.B. says:

    garcia 5 ip 1er 9k’s

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

  116. bill says:

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

  117. Ivan says:

    too much top spin on that ball Giambi hit.

  118. Ivan says:

    miss two Homers.

  119. Jamal G. says:

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

  120. bill says:

    Could you have worse luck?

  121. LC says:

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

  122. pat says:

    how abt nady steals a base, shouldnt be too hard

  123. Jamal G. says:

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

  124. bill says:

    This is REALLY frustrating

  125. Dave P. says:

    nice fucking camera. I thought it was gone.

  126. E-ROC says:

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

  127. DP says:

    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.

  128. Ivan says:

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

  129. THE Dread Pirate Roberts says:

    things that sound dirty but aren’t:

    “these lefties can drop some head …”

  130. Mike A. says:

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

    • Steve H says:

      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 says:

        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.

  131. Ivan says:

    evens out.

  132. LC says:

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

  133. Dave P. says:

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

  134. Mike A. says:

    Did Al Leiter just accuse Youkilis of Cadillacin’?

  135. Jamal G. says:

    I want this umpire to have a kidney stone.

  136. pat says:

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

  137. Ivan says:

    Why Youlilis is ugly.

  138. Dave P. says:

    He really is one ugly motherfucker.

  139. Ivan says:

    you gotta get Crips out.

  140. Mike A. says:

    Erg, these fucking two out hits.

  141. Dave P. says:

    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.

  142. lowrie was clearly out…

  143. Ivan says:

    He’s out.

  144. BigBlueAL says:

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

  145. DP says:

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

  146. crisp stole on what wasn’t a crisp throw

  147. bill says:

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

  148. TurnTwo says:

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

  149. LC says:

    Fuck this shit.

  150. another missed call…and FUCK GIAMBI!!!

  151. Manimal says:

    Are you serious? This game is rigged.

  152. Ivan says:

    Great.

  153. bill says:

    Reminiscent of Chuck Knobloch

  154. Bill N. says:

    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 ?

  155. Smitt Dog says:

    Really, Giambi, really?

  156. Jamal G. says:

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

  157. Ivan says:

    This Pettitte start should have an asterik

  158. LC says:

    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.

    • 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 says:

      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

  159. bill says:

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

  160. Pops says:

    this is so bad man

  161. bill says:

    Great play, but FUCK!

  162. Mike A. says:

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

  163. Pops says:

    lowrie was out

  164. D.B. says:

    tim donaghy is that you?

  165. Pops says:

    How the fuck are we gonna lose this game

  166. Bill N. says:

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

  167. Jamal G. says:

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

  168. Ivan says:

    Lets go Damon get it started.

    YESSSSSSS

  169. Accent Shallow says:

    Johnny!

  170. LC says:

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

  171. TurnTwo says:

    at least Johnny came to play!

  172. Mike A. says:

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

  173. Manimal says:

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

  174. bill says:

    That is the softest cheer I ever heard at the stadium

  175. Pops says:

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

  176. bill says:

    Lets go

  177. Jamal G. says:

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

  178. Ivan says:

    Okay Jeter.

  179. Mike A. says:

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

  180. pat says:

    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

  181. BigBlueAL says:

    OK ARod its your turn now.

  182. bill says:

    C’mon A-Rod!

  183. Manimal says:

    The singles virus spreads fast.

  184. Ivan says:

    Hit a Homer A-Rod.

  185. Jamal G. says:

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

  186. pat says:

    arod just a fucking base knock PLEASE

  187. Always comes down to Arod doesn’t it?

  188. Bill N. says:

    Earn your money please nO dp

  189. Jamal G. says:

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

  190. LC says:

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

  191. pat says:

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

  192. BigBlueAL says:

    Shocking.

  193. Pops says:

    omg fuck u alex

  194. Manimal says:

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

  195. Ivan says:

    Fuck you Boo Birds.

  196. mustang says:

    THe BLACK HOLE STRIKES AGAIN !!!!!!

  197. cupz says:

    I wish we faced Wakefield every day…

  198. Manimal says:

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

  199. Bill N. says:

    thata girl arod

  200. 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.

  201. Steve H says:

    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

  202. Jamal G. says:

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

    • Manimal says:

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

      • BigBlueAL says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            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.

  203. Mike A. says:

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

  204. Pops says:

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

  205. Ivan says:

    at least we got a run.

  206. Manimal says:

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

  207. LC says:

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

  208. BigBlueAL says:

    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….

  209. cupz says:

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

  210. bill says:

    A good team wouldve tied the game

  211. Bill N. says:

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

  212. Pops says:

    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

  213. Pops says:

    g should not be 5th matsui should be

  214. Ivan says:

    don’t trust Bruney Vs. Ortiz here.

  215. Jamal G. says:

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

    • Mike A. says:

      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 says:

        . . . 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.

      • 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. says:

      because of his grit

    • Ivan says:

      he’s not as bad as melky.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      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 says:

      the uniform

    • Bill N. says:

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

  216. Mike A. says:

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

    • Steve says:

      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”

  217. Accent Shallow says:

    That was a ball?

  218. LC says:

    Kevin Youkilis is grosser than Pedroia’s hair

  219. Jamal G. says:

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

  220. Mike A. says:

    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.

  221. Where was that one???

  222. Accent Shallow says:

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

  223. Dave P. says:

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

  224. Pops says:

    kill me ?

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

  226. E-ROC says:

    depressing.

  227. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  228. Ivan says:

    Come on.

  229. pat says:

    the stadium is eerily quiet

  230. Manimal says:

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

  231. LC says:

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

  232. Ivan says:

    The yanks are not going down like this.

  233. giselle says:

    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”?

  234. BigBlueAL says:

    So far so good for that horrible Sox bullpen.

  235. Pops says:

    it sucks man it really does but we gonna comeback

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

  237. Ivan says:

    Lets go Robertson.

  238. Ivan says:

    Nasty Hook.

  239. Pops says:

    molina leads off nex inning ugh

  240. Pops says:

    put my boy in ransom for giambi

  241. Ivan says:

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

  242. giselle says:

    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

  243. Jamal G. says:

    Nice grab by the fan.

  244. Pops says:

    it always seems like we have 2 strikes right away

  245. Ivan says:

    I miss Posada right now.

  246. Mike A. says:

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

  247. Pops says:

    man i loved the pudge trade but he sucked ass

  248. Jamal G. says:

    Ahh, there’s the real Manny Delcarmen.

  249. Charles says:

    Sick start for Garcia down in Tampa.

  250. Pops says:

    id love to have matty wieters right now

  251. Ivan says:

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

  252. A.D. says:

    nice lil poke

  253. Jamal G. says:

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

  254. Charles says:

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

  255. Pops says:

    are they really trying to embarrass a rod again ?

  256. pat says:

    arod is shitting his pants right now

  257. Pops says:

    omg alex please man

  258. Mike A. says:

    Salami. Right here, right now motherfuckers.

  259. BigBlueAL says:

    Here we go again….

  260. Ivan says:

    Okay A-Rod.

  261. LC says:

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

  262. Charles says:

    It all boils down to ARod..Ha!

  263. It always comes down to Arod doesn’t it?

  264. Jamal G. says:

    “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.

  265. 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.

  266. MJM says:

    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.

  267. Ivan says:

    Defend ya man Jamal.

  268. giselle says:

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

  269. A.D. says:

    worthless

  270. Mike A. says:

    … deflated …

  271. Manimal says:

    Wheres Jamal to defend that.

  272. The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

    Ugggggggggghhhhhhhhhhhh.

  273. Jamal G. says:

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

  274. LC says:

    holy mother. NOT AGAIN

  275. BigBlueAL says:

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

  276. Ron says:

    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.

  277. That’s your season in a nutsehell right there.

  278. Bill N. says:

    great job AROD

  279. Jamal G. says:

    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 says:

      that shows bad leadership IMO.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi says:

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

    • 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?

      • Jamal G. says:

        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.

        • 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.

  280. DP says:

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

  281. Jon G says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

  282. Charles says:

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

  283. Steve says:

    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.

  284. 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.

  285. Jamal G. says:

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

  286. Pops says:

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

  287. Ivan says:

    Pujols would have not done that nor Manny.

  288. A.D. says:

    hopefully it will turn around next year

  289. IvanS says:

    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.

  290. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    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.

  291. andy says:

    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….

  292. Link says:

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

  293. BigBlueAL says:

    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 says:

      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.

  294. Pops says:

    all that prick does is groundball into dp’s

  295. A.D. says:

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

    • Charles says:

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

    • BigBlueAL says:

      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 says:

        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 says:

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

      • BigBlueAL says:

        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.

  296. Manimal says:

    Booooo arods throw boooooooo

    • The Fallen Phoenix says:

      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. says:

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

  297. BigBlueAL says:

    When it rains, it pours…..

  298. Manimal says:

    How can a team 6 games out be in contention.

  299. Joey H says:

    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

  300. The Fallen Phoenix says:

    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.

  301. Mike A. says:

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

  302. Jamal G. says:

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

  303. A.D. says:

    omg where was the grit

  304. Pops says:

    its like we cant win unless we give up 2 runs

  305. Bill N says:

    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 says:

      Golden shower? He has Madonna for that.

    • Jamal G. says:

      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 says:

      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.

      • Mike A. says:

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

        • The Fallen Phoenix says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

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

  306. A.D. says:

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

  307. Pops says:

    arod always beats himself

  308. Jamal G. says:

    Hideki Okajima with runners on-base? Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh shit!

  309. 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.

  310. Charles says:

    Gotta keep the faith. Heh.

  311. NYFan50 says:

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

  312. kingshaffy says:

    how about swapping Nady and Arod in the lineup tomorrow?

  313. Ivan says:

    Im still ticked about that A-Rod DP.

  314. Just a single, is it that hard?

  315. Manimal says:

    why isnt ransom in?

    • Jamal G. says:

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

    • Steve H says:

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

      • 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…

  316. Charles says:

    Gojira-san is battling.

  317. Jamal G. says:

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

  318. pat says:

    that was a nice pitch

  319. Mike A. says:

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

  320. BigBlueAL says:

    My God that ball was nowhere near the corner.

  321. A.D. says:

    wow, most erratic strikezone ever tonight

  322. Link says:

    if that was a strike then I am officially blind.

  323. Ivan says:

    BS K Call to Matsui.

  324. Charles says:

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

  325. Jamal G. says:

    That was the same fucking pitch you cocksmith bastard.

    • Yankee1010 says:

      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.

  326. Ron says:

    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. says:

      Zing!

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

    • Jamal G. says:

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

      • Sam P. says:

        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 says:

        call him fat if you want, but thats funny.

      • E-ROC says:

        Crooklyn Clan.

      • Ron says:

        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 says:

      Hahahahahah!

  327. BigBlueAL says:

    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.

  328. Jamal G. says:

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

    Just sayin’, be fair.

    • Steve says:

      Pudge hits cleanup?

      • Jamal G. says:

        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 H says:

        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?

        • 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 says:

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

          • Steve H says:

            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

            • 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.

  329. Ivan says:

    What a pussy move.

  330. A.D. says:

    Nice Pudge

  331. Ron says:

    Must be something about the name Rodriguez.

  332. mustang says:

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

  333. Mike A. says:

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

  334. Steve says:

    Cris Britton=White flag.

  335. Bill N says:

    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.

    • Jamal G. says:

      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. ;)

  336. Jamal G. says:

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

  337. Charles says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

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

  338. pat says:

    haha flaherty just owned leiter with that pitchout remark

  339. Steve says:

    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.

  340. Pops says:

    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

  341. Jamal G. says:

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

    • Interested Reader says:

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

    • Sam P. says:

      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 …

  342. Ivan says:

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

  343. A.D. says:

    if history serves us, Ponson will be lights out tomorrow

  344. vj says:

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

  345. Jamal G. says:

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

  346. BigBlueAL says:

    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….

    • Jamal G. says:

      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 says:

        Way to ruin it with facts Jamal

      • BigBlueAL says:

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

      • mustang says:

        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 says:

      Hyperbole alert!

  347. Bill N says:

    All good Jamal just frustrated

    • Steve says:

      BTW-Kudos to Jamal.

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

  348. Steve H says:

    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 says:

      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 says:

        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.

  349. Charles says:

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

  350. SG says:

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

  351. Pops says:

    so hard for me to see this

  352. mustang says:

    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.

  353. josh says:

    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?

  354. Interested Reader says:

    OBLIGATORY AROD MEANINGLESS HOMERUN????

  355. BigBlueAL says:

    Here come the boo birds.

  356. Mike A. says:

    Of course it comes down to A-Rod.

  357. Jamal G. says:

    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 says:

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

    • Pops says:

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

      • Steve H says:

        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?

  358. Ben K. says:

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

  359. Pops says:

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

  360. Ron says:

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

  361. Mike A. says:

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

  362. BigBlueAL says:

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

  363. TurnTwo says:

    perfect.

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

  364. Steve says:

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

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

    • Mike A. says:

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

      • Steve says:

        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 says:

          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.

  365. Joey H says:

    R.I.P. THE 2008 ny YANKEES.

    • Steve says:

      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 says:

        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.

  366. pat says:

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

  367. Jamal G. says:

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

    • BigBlueAL says:

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

      • Joey H says:

        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 says:

          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 says:

            Oh sorry. Forget my first reply.

          • Joey H says:

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

            • BigBlueAL says:

              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 says:

                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 says:

          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.

      • Jamal G. says:

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

  368. BigBlueAL says:

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

    • mustang says:

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

      • BigBlueAL says:

        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!!

  369. E-ROC says:

    Win the series.

  370. BigBlueAL says:

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

  371. Manimal says:

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

  372. Ivan says:

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

  373. Rob - CT says:

    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!

    • Jamal G. says:

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

    • Is Abreu really that damn hard to spell?

      • Steve H says:

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

        • BigBlueAL says:

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

          • Mike A. says:

            Firefox has a built in spell checker.

            • BigBlueAL says:

              That explains it then.

              • Rob - CT says:

                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.

  374. mustang says:

    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.

  375. Gary says:

    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.