Sep
14

Game 149: Closing in on the Iron Horse

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Thanks to his 6 for 7 effort in yesterday’s day-nighter, Yankees’ captain Derek Jeter sits a mere three hits behind Lou Gehrig for the most hits in Yankee Stadium history. Considering he’s hit .364-.440-.591 against Edwin Jackson in his career, it’s not out of the question that Jeter could tie, and perhaps even pass Gehrig’s record this afternoon.

In a season where there’s not much left to cheer for, Derek’s pursuit of history comes right when the fans need something to root for. Every time he steps to the plate from here on out will be soundtracked by a thunderous DER-EK JE-TER clap clap clapclapclap chant, and if you’ve ever been in the Stadium for one of those, you know how cool it is. Go get’em Cap’n.

1. Damon, LF
2. Jeter, SS
3. Giambi, 1B
4. A-Rod, DH
5. Nady, RF
6. Cano, 2B
7. Pudge, C
8. Ransom, 3B
9. Gardner, CF – yay

And on the mound for the 5th straight start for the first time since 2005, Carl Pavano.

Notes: Phil Hughes has officially been named the starter for Wednesday’s game against the ChiSox says PeteAbe, happy days … Joe Girardi wants Brian Cashman to return … Yanks win today and they’ll be just 10 GB of the Rays for the division lead with 12 games to go … Double-A Trenton is one win away from it’s second consecutive Eastern League Championship, but more on that later

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.

    Lively thread today, eh?

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

    Please stop bunting in the first inning, Derek. I don’t care if it worked this time.

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

    I knew the Rams’ secondary sucked, but for the love of God…

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

      It’s always a good think when your #1 RB has 4 yds on 5 carries.

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

    Mike, any explanation as to why Edwin Jackson’s strikeout numbers are so low for a guy with his stuff?

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

      No idea, has to be the command though.

  • E-ROC

    Sorry Mike, it’s NFL Sunday.

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

      Yeah, but the Jets don’t start until 4. Who care about the Giants, when was the last time they were any good? ;)

      • E-ROC

        I’m watching the Colts and Vikings, and the Colts aren’t looking too good.

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

    Unclutch.

  • Ivan

    unclutch.

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

    Meaningless four RBI swing.

  • E-ROC

    Clutch’em all!

  • Ivan

    Another season with a .300 AVG, 30+Hr’s, 100RBI’s, 1.000+OPS, .400OBP%+.

    Typical year from A-Rod. Not impress.

    • Steve H

      And he did all of that in completely meaningless situations. Give me Eckstein and his grittiness over that any day.

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

    So, how ’bout them ‘Stros?

    • Ivan

      What a bunch of flukies.

    • E-ROC

      Seriously, I thought Ed Wade was on that good stuff. They managing to get it done.

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

        Yeah, but they’re doing it with some smoke and mirrors.

  • Ivan

    Joel Sherman is right, why did the yanks invest to this guy A-Rod.

  • E-ROC

    Mike, are u going to put a live game thread for the Jets game? If so, be sure to invite Pete Abe.

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

      Might as well, not going to be anything else post-worthy this afternoon.

  • Ivan

    I gonna write this down, A-Rod will be your AL MVP in 09. Look for the odd #’s.

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

      If he didn’t miss those 3 weeks, he’d be pushing 40 HR and 120 RBI right now.

      • Ivan

        considering this is one of the worst years for the MVP award, if the yanks were winning more often, A-Rod would probably be the favorite.

  • UpStateYank

    This is really directed towards anyone because I’m not quite sure how the loss of picks work. Everyone has been worrying about how we might lose our first round pick next year if we sign a big name FA, but wouldn’t we have another guaranteed first round pick for the non-signing of Gerrit Cole?

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

      Yep, the comp pick for Cole is protected. They only way they could lose it was if MLB took it as punishment for Hank tampering, which is highly unlikely.

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

        That’s not just “highly unlikely”… that’s totally unprecedented, and Hank could probably sue for an injunction against the commissioners office and win.

        I still have yet to find any evidence of a team being docked a draft pick for tampering. Does anybody know of one?

  • Ivan

    Austin Jackson not a surprise, was ranked the best defensive outfielder in the Eastern League last week.

  • UpStateYank

    Thanks Mike. I know this was mentioned sometime before but any idea roughly where this pick will fall? I think this fact make the thought of “tanking for draft picks” even more implausible.

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

      It’ll be the 30th overall pick unless the M’s don’t sign Josh Fields, then it’ll be 31. That’s unlikely though.

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

    If A-Rod was playing third, the feed to Cano would have been on the money and they would have turned two. It’s A-Rod’s fault Cano didn’t get the call and nearly hurt himself right there.

    • Ivan

      Pete Abe would agree.

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

    Matt Forte, NFL OROY.

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

    I bet if Jeter spent a game sitting out in the bleachers, the Creatures would treat him like any other fan.

  • Ivan

    what happen there.

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

    Carl Pavano, singlehandedly trying to improve the Yanks’ record in 1 run games.

    • Steve H

      It’s pretty funny, A-Rod’s slam does not fall into ANY “clutch” categories, yet like you said, it’s NOW a one run game, thanks to the slam, instead of being down 3.

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

    It’s one thing to get picked apart by the QB, but when Derrick Ward is running over people, that’s scary.

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike would you make this deal straight up,

    A-Jax for LaPorta.

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

      Yeah. The only thing that Ajax has on LaPorta is defense at an up-the-middle position. LaPorta’s such a lock to be impact bat, you just can’t pass that up.

      • Ivan

        Personally I wouldn’t do it.

        LaPorta is a DH albeit with a good bat but A-Jax can do alot of things, field at a premium Pos, lots of tools albeit somewhat raw and has the potential to be very good.

        • Steve H

          IF A-Jax reaches his full potential, I’d rather have him as well, but there are so many more question marks with him than LaPorta.

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

    Fucking ESPN is going to run the last game at the Stadium with their Joe Morgans and Peter Gammonses and MC Hammer commercials and references to the 2004 Sox … erg.

    It’s for the fans of NY baseball, no one else. It should be a day game.

  • BigBlueAL

    For the Love of Mo please tell me this weekend is the last time we saw Ponson and Pavano start for the Yankees.

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

    If I was a MVP voter, my A.L. pick would come down between Cliff Lee and Dustin Pedroia. I’d probably go with Pedroia because of the power he is displaying as a Second Basemen.

    Thoughts?

    • E-ROC

      Pedroia is a lock since Carlos Quentin went down.

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

      Sizemore for MVP. Doing more than Pedroia at more crucial position in a non-little league park in a far inferior lineup.

      Take Pedroia away from the Sox, and they’d still win. Take Sizemore away from the Indians, and they’d be the Nats. Morneau and A-Rod deserve some love too.

      • mascot

        Yeah, I’d vote for Sizemore or Morneau before Pedroia, and not just because I hate him and his team.

        • mascot

          Also, Aubrey Huff. Seriously.

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

            Yeah, I know. Seventh highest VORP in the Majors this season.

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

              Leads the planet in XBH. There’s only 5 players within 10 XBH of him too.

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

            He’s had a great year, the only negative is his position. Hard to pick him with so many great up-the-middle candidates.

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

        It’s amazing that A-Rod still has the highest VORP of any A.L. player, yet he still takes on all this shit.

        Ignorance FTL.

        • Steve H

          And has the most defensive (and offensive) win shares of any AL 3rd baseman.

      • Ivan

        Problem with picking Sizemore is that his team still sucks. If it was the M.O.P. award, yeah he will win it but I wouldn’t give it to him. I was gonna go Quentin untill he got hurt.

        I can’t give it to Pedroia.

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

          Yeah, but no one in the non-Pujols division has provided more value than Sizemore. Pujols man, dude’s on an entire other level than everyone else.

          • Ivan

            If I hear one more “well Pujols is not the most valuable player on his own team cuz of Ludwick” or “Ludwick is most Valuable” Im gonna lose it.

            That team without Pujols becomes the pirates or nats. He’s the best hitter in baseball and leads the world in OPS.

            • Steve H

              His AVG is higher than Delgado’s OBP. So if I hear another Delgado for MVP, I’m gonna lose it!

    • Steve H

      Mauer. GG defense at catcher, .322/.410/.436 line. Team in contention all year after trading Johan and losing Torii. And I fucking hate Pedroia.

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

        I meant Mauer when I typed Morneau up there, my bad.

        If there was a real life fantasy draft, I’d take Mauer first overall.

        • Ivan

          I’ll probably go Mauer myself.

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

          I would go Hanley Ramirez as my first overall in a real fantasy draft. He is league-average as a SS, range wise.

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

            Hanley would be an excellent pick. You’d want a C, SS or CF at that pick, at worst a 3B.

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

              I’d go SS, C and SP for my first three picks.

        • Ivan

          I’ll go Longoria, Hanley and Mauer.

  • Ivan

    Jeter is just ripping the ball right now.

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

    Awesome, 8-for-9 for the Cap’n.

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

    Eat it.

  • E-ROC

    Derek is ridiculous right now, but in meaningless games at least for the Yankees.

    • Steve H

      Must have been hanging out with A-Rod

      • E-ROC

        I have the Peter Abe flu

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

    Aaron Rodgers: Epic Success.

    • E-ROC

      The Lions are just plain terrible. Did Kitna make any predictions for this season?

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

        He predicted they’d have more wins than Michigan State, I believe.

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

    NHL 09 is awesome. Easily the best sports game I’ve ever played. The gameplay and off-the-field, er, ice stuff is unbelievable. The amateur scouting is better, roster control, everything. And the games go by mad fast, you can sit down for an hour and bang out 4 games. The 82 game season isn’t all that long.

    It’s freaking awesome.

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

      I haven’t played a hockey game since the SEGA Genesis days, and even then I didn’t watch the sport, but damn did I love that game (I think it was Stanley Cup something).

      I’ll download the demo, you have piqued my interest about this game.

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

        Dude, if you want to send a vet to minors, you have to actually pass him through waivers first. The salary cap is 100% accurate, down to max & min player salaries, for both vets and rooks.

        It’s awesome. Takes about an hour to DL demo though.

  • E-ROC

    The Colts are being dominated on both sides of the ball, yet they are down by only two field goals. Brad Childress may want to open the play book, instead of playing not to lose.

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

      You kinda have to have a QB to do that.

      • E-ROC

        Tavaris Jackson knows how to play to not lose games. The question is can he win you football games. You won’t know until ya try, and the Vikings haven’t tried.

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

    OMG Price is in.

    • Ivan

      Wow talk about a treat.

  • Ivan

    If you the #1 pick in the NFL, who would you guys take?

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

      That’s tough. I might go Roethlisberger.

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

      Tom Brady, just because he’s younger than Peyton Manning.

    • Ivan

      If was healthy, and 100% right, I’ll go Shawn Merriman.

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

        I’d take Patrick Willis over Merriman.

        • Ivan

          Him too but you can’t lose with either.

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

            Tru dat.

    • E-ROC

      That’s tough. I’d go with Adrian Peterson

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

        A RB? I don’t know man, that’s like going with a Closer for your #1 pick.

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

          Maybe it would be best to go for a young, dominant lineman like Joe Thomas.

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

            You know what, now that I think about it, how do you not take Super Mario first overall?

            • Ivan

              Good point. Boy Texas is making everybody (including me) eat crow with that pick.

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

                Word.

        • Steve H

          Yeah, as great as AP is, he’s injury prone, and RB’s can be found in many places, without using a top pick on one. Look at Ryan Grant.

        • E-ROC

          If it were about starting a franchise, I would pick a QB.

      • Ivan

        RB’s shell life are short, even though Peterson is just plain sick. Besides if ya gonna go RB, I’ll take Tomilson.

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

        Albert Haynesworth.

        Just as disruptive as Merriman, but stops the run as well. There’s a reason that some defenses are good year in and year out, and that’s strength in the middle of the line.

    • Steve H

      Brady

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

    Anyone else brimming with excitement about David Price’s debut?

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

    That pitch was only 92. He can’t succeed in the bigs at that velocity. Bust.

  • Ivan

    Jesus christ Giambi is awful.

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

    Lazy play there. Floyd’s hustle and Nady/Cano’s lack of it shows why these teams are where they are.

    • Ivan

      you serious?

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

        As a heart attack.

        • pete

          i think that the yanks’s losses of wang, posada, and joba plus the underperformances of andy pettitte, robbie cano, melky cabrera, and pudge, as well as the rays’s surprisingly solid and unbelievably uninjured pitching staff have a lot more to do with the standings.

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

            Well it does, obviously. But plays like that show you were these teams are at mentality.

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

    Three TD Passes and not one to Greg Jennings? Fuck you, Aaron Rodgers.

    • Ivan

      ha ha.

  • Ivan

    Speaking of NFL, where would guys rank that trade that SD made to get LT, Merriman and Bress for Vick? Top 5 in NFL history?

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

      Wasn’t the Shawn Merriman pick as a result of the Eli Manning deal?

      • Ivan

        I thought it was Vick, maybe Im wrong.

      • Ivan

        Your right

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

        It had to be, right? No way they gave up a 1st rounder that far in advance.

  • mascot

    I’ve fallen out of love with Nady very quickly.

  • Ivan

    What a lazy and non-chalant play by Cano.

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

    I would trade IPK & Melky for Price.

    • Steve H

      I’d think about it, but have them throw in Longoria as well.

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

        If that was the case, I’d substitute Igawa for Kennedy to get it done.

        • Steve H

          This sounds like a lohud conversation

          • Ivan

            lol.

            One of these days one of those lohud people are gonna come here and curse you out.

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

              Out of curiosity, what’s the blog intelligence food chain look like? I mean, we make fun of LoHud commenters for being brainless idiots… who do LoHud commenters crack on? NYPost.com commenters? YouTube commenters? Alaskans?

    • Ivan

      I think everybody would.

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

      How athletic is David Price?

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

    You know what’s good for your fantasy team? Touchdowns.

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

      My top two RB’s have a combined 41 yds on 19 rushes. Ugh.

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

        ugh, I got tied up with shit this weekend and kept forgetting to change my lineup in my other league in response to the BAL-HOU game postponement. I still had Willis McGahee starting, and didn’t log in until halftime of the 1:00pm games, so i couldn’t swap in Rudi Johnson since his game already started.

        I had to go with Andre Hall in Denver… hopefully, Shanahan lets him vulture a TD or two.

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

    If you were the Rays, would you give a couple starts to David Price and slide him into the postseason rotation? It’s not like Edwin Jackson and Andy Sonnanstine have any October experience, or even a considerable amount of successful Major League experience.

    **Disregard the fact that Price is ineligible for the postseason roster.**

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

      They can make up another Percival injury to get him on the postseason roster. That’s how the Halos got K-Rod on the 2002 postseason roster.

    • Steve H

      He could be eligible, as long as he replaces an injured player on the 25 man roster.

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

      OK, we got the roster thing figured out, so can you guys answer the question? ;)

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

        He’s at ~120 IP after throwing 133 at Vandy last year. None of the Rays’ SP are in danger of blowing past the 30 IP increase rule, so there’s no obvious candidate to take out.

        I think they might be better off using him as a 2 inning setup man for the rest of the year, then let him start next year.

      • Steve H

        Haha. I was thinking as I replied that I wasn’t answering the question. Either Jackson or Sonnanstine won’t be in the rotation anyway, I think I’d keep Price in the pen. With the days off between games, you could probably get a few 2 inning performances out of him per series.

  • Ivan

    Lets Go Derek.

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

    C’mon Jeter.

  • Ivan

    didn’t Miller made his MLB debut last season at yankee stadium?

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

    Hey YES, can you not cut into the AB with crowd shots? Kthanxbye.

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

    Wow. Just wow. Only in Yankee Stadium.

  • Ivan

    Derek Jeter just keep wowwing ya.

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

    Un-fucking-believable!!!!

    DE-REK JE-TER!!!

    DE-REK JE-TER!!!!

  • Mike Pop

    Jeter is God son !! Omg !!!!!

  • Ivan

    Price will remember this for his career.

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

    Damn, if I hadn’t of went out last night, I would’ve been sitting in that section.

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

      Ben’s out there somewhere. Lucky bastard.

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

        Yeah, Tier Reserved in the area of HP.

  • Mike Pop

    9 hits in 10 at bats man my god

  • Ivan

    this has been truly a cool game.

  • Ivan

    Congrads DJ.

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

    Indy is looking like a punk bitch.

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

    Oh man, what if DJ does the unthinkable and hits for the _____ to break the record?

    **I’m treating it like a no-no, so don’t be the one to ruin it and say something.**

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

    LoL @ the crowd groaning.

    • Ivan

      You knew that was comming.

  • Ivan

    OMG, you can’t make this up.

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

    And cue the Pavano jokes…

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

      what happened?

      • Joey H

        got yanked. pointed to his hip

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

        Got hurt.

  • E-ROC

    HOLY…..SHIT! Anybody watching the Colts game?

    • Ivan

      Boy im surprise Indy is in this game.

  • Joey H

    THISSSS cock sucker. just pitch thru it, shitt who cares man. if i stopped playing sports every time i had a little pain i would never play. first his mechanics are horrible for his hips and neck beside the fact,

  • Chip

    If Jeter hits for the cycle to break the record, this is going to be quite the interesting game. A-Rod slam, Price’s debut, Pavano leaving the Yankee mound for the last time in such a perfect way and of course Jeter

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

    Aaron Rodgers is a prick, how does Greg Jennings have 5-for-107 but no TD catches?

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

      Meanwhile I have to hope and pray for a big day out of Pennington to be competitive this week.

      • Mike Pop

        Cry me a river i got shockey i got 85 and roy williams giving me a total of 4 points

  • Ivan

    Wow talk about close on that TD run.

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

    Devin Hester is being carted into the tunnel.

  • Joey H

    why not switch betemit and ransom put wilson at second?

  • Mike Pop

    Im not just saying this becuz of that catch but i would like to see Gardner alot in CF next year

    • Joey H

      no im with you. he has a superb idea of how to field his position. he has an average arm but his range is tremendous and he can certainly dive for a ball.

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

    Nice.

  • Ivan

    Indy get a turnover.

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

    Bad news: I’m in the DC metro today and thus, can’t watch the Yankee game since it’s not on TV here.

    Good news: I do get to watch the Saints-Redskins game, and the Redskin Cheerleaders are the best in the league, bar none.

  • Mike Pop

    im getting beat 63 to 19 but i got t jones edge and romo left to go

  • Ivan

    Wow Indy.

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

    This Daniel Price kid has a chance.

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

      Mad Dog, is that you?

    • Chip

      That Longoria kid is a bust though, he’s never going to be healthy enough to contribute :)

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

    Kenny Phillips, I love ya, but catch the fucking ball next time.

  • Ivan

    Marte has really starting to pitch well for a while now.

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

      Yeah, all it took was Girardi realizing that it’s best not to use him for 30-40 pitches day after day.

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

        DAMNIT MIKE, PITCH COUNTS ARE FOR PUSSIES!!!!!

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

          I know they are, what does that say about Marte?

          ;)

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

            About the same as Reagan…

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

    The Redskins were trailing the Saints 17-9 when they scored a TD to make the score 17-15. Naturally, they went for two to try and tie the game; the conversion attempt failed. Later, Reggie Bush scores on a punt return and the Saints get 7 more to make the score 24-15, making it a two score edge for NO.

    What Brian Billick just said on the heels of that Bush TD, regarding the earlier decision to go for two:

    “If what you did worked, it was the right decision. If what you did didn’t work, it was the wrong decision.”

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Billick is a genius, just ask him.

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

        Add those two together, and you’ve got between a 95 and 98 percent chance of winning.

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

    Joe Girardi to Damaso Marte: “Hey LeRoy, get your ASS in gear!”

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

    Final Sunday afternoon game at Yankee Stadium and no Ronan Tynan?

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

      I hear BigBank has booked Jennifer Love Hewitt to sing “God Bless America” for the finale against Baltimore next week.

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

    The Vikings are begging the Colts to tie that game up.

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

    Mike Cameron with another 25-HR season.

    Sign him as a stop-gap and insurance for Rocco Baldelli until Austin Jackson arrives?

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

      Totally, assuming the Brewers decline his $10M option.

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

      Hold on, lemme check the Eight-Ball…

      Signs Point To Yes.

    • Ivan

      Shit I would.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    The aerial assault between KC/OAK is unbelievable.

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

      Check out the catch by Torry Holt… pulled it from Kenny Phillips while lying flat on his back in the end zone.

      Sadly, this is the only way the Rams will avoid sucking this year – fluky bullshit plays… They will go (-1) and 17.

      • Ivan

        Don’t it but they do suck.

        • Ivan

          doubt it.

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

    A clutch GIDP.

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

    Typical.

  • Ivan

    Wouldn’t be a Jeter day without a GIDP

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

    Paul O’Neill: “You don’t see Derek Jeter hit into too many double plays.”

    Not when you only work 10 games a year, Paulie.

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

      When Kay pointed out how many GIDP’s Jeter had on the year, did Paulie repeatedly slam his microphone into the desk and kick over his cup of coffee?

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

    Justin Tuck is the fucking man.

  • Chip

    You know this Price kid has a great fastball. I think the D-Rays should forget this starter thing (besides they already have plenty!) and just put him in the bullpen. Just think, he could be the next Rivera!

    • Ivan

      maybe better than Rivera.

  • Chip

    Bruney with the 97 mph HEAT!

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

    LoL @ the Jints’ D-Line coach. FOX had video of him pissed at the D-Line at the start of a play, cursing up a storm. Then at the eend of the video they had him running down the sideline as Justin Tuck ran an INT back for a TD, cursing up a storm.

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

    Check out Little G.

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

    Brett Gardner: Doesn’t Have A Personal Hair Stylist

  • Ivan

    Francoer hitting .233 this season with a .294 OBP. Yikes.

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

      Jeff Francouer, complaining about being demoted and not being allowed to work out his struggles at the Major League level. Shut the fuck up and learn how to take a pitch.

      • Ivan

        If Cano did that, he would get absolutely slaughtered.

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

    Calvin Johnson, best pass-catcher in the NFL by the 2011 season?

    Eat it, St. Louis.

    • Steve H

      How about 2009?

    • Ivan

      The Lebron James of WR’s.

  • Ivan

    The AL EAST might turn into a pitching division with arms like Price, Joba, Lester, Buchholz, Hughes, Kazmir and McGowan and the arms that Baltimore has.

    Might be the best division with young arms.

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

      Watch out for that AL West, that’s going to be a beast if Seattle can even formulate a fucking plan.

      • Ivan

        I like that young arm that Oakland got from Chicago.

        Name Sean Gallagher. Like his arm.

    • Steve H

      And the 2 biggest payrolls in baseball. They shouldn’t allow the WC out of any other division.

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

        Yeah, because Money Spent has an absolute, ironclad correlation to all the things necessary to win baseball games, like never getting injured.

        Exactly.

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

    Saints rookie DB Tracy Porter: Fail.
    http://failblog.files.wordpres.....e-fail.jpg

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

    How about Carolina? Last week they win on a last-second TD, this week they win on a 4th & Short defensive stop.

    • Ivan

      Amazing. They went from potentially being 0-2 to 2-0.

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

    Jets game thread is up if anyone cares.

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

    God Damn, the Vikings literally pissed this game away.

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

    “Hey Melky, go play RF this last inning and watch Brett Gardner take your job.”

    • Ivan

      Who hates who more?

      Mike hating Melky, Pete Abe hating Girardi or Steve Lombardi hating Cashman.

      • Batty

        Hands down Mike hating Melky. I don’t think Pete Abe hates Girardi but doesn’t like his handling of the media. Steve would be a close second.

  • Chip

    This is the fastest outfield in the majors right now

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

      Unbelievable.

  • Mike Pop

    LOL @ Ayala

  • Ivan

    Mets Bullpen does what it does best.