Game 157: Down But Not Out

Stealing from the stadium
The improbable remains impossible

There’s nuttin’ but six Game 7’s left for the Yanks this year; if they win out while the Sox lose out, we’re looking at a one game playoff to decide to Wildcard team. It sounds impossible, but it’s not. Just improbable.

The ghosts seems to be back for last joyride, maybe they’ll bring us a little September magic.

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

And looking for his third career  19-win season, and first since 1996, Mikey Mussina.

Oh, and I forgot to mention that the Yanks have one more thing on their side tonight. I’ll be stuck at work mad late, and I forgot to set my DVR. That means only one thing: Moose will finally add that perfect game to his already sterling resume.

Update (6:38pm): Lineup change, the Cap’n’s hand is bothering him, presumably from the HBP the other night. Explains Sunday’s 0-for-5er too.

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Stealing from the stadium
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  • Manimal

    New Lineup, Jeter’s hand is bothering him
    Gardner CF
    Damon LF
    Abreu RF
    Rodriguez 3B
    Giambi 1B
    Nady DH
    Cano 2B
    Ransom SS
    Molina C

  • Ivan

    Pretty interesting series in a pitching stand point with Moose today, and Hughes/Burnett match up tomorrow and Halladay for the finale.

    • Manimal

      Pete says theres only 1000 fans there, That is highly doubtful.

      • Ivan

        Well as a baseball fan like my self it’s an interesting series.

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

        They don’t have a passion for baseball in Toronto.

        • Ivan

          more like Canada period.

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

          J.P. Riccardi, is that you?

  • http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/burressDM0402_468x305.jpg Nady Nation

    Just was watching the Met pregame and they had one of the Brewers’ beat writers on as a guest. He said that CC is scheduled to pitch on short rest tomorrow, which will line him up to pitch on short rest again Sunday, if needed. They are clearly abusing the shit out of him. I’m getting a little worried about the 7-8 year deal it’ll take to sign him, anyone else with me?

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

      Word. I think it was Olney, maybe Stark, that had a quote from a scout saying that CC’s arm angle has dropped and he’s not getting the same bite on his slider. If that’s true, he’s already tired.

      • Mike Pop

        ya i might sign both burnett and sheets instead

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

          why would you sign Sheets now?

  • Mike Pop

    Lol @ minaya getting a 4 yr deal

  • Mike Pop

    This truly is a must win !

  • dudeyoyo

    I rather get Zach Greinke for prospects than signing Burnett.

    That’s a no brainer, he’s pitching with pain.

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

      Agreed. Too bad there’s like a 1% chance they make Greinke available.

      • Steve

        In that case, we’ll just make it a 3 way deal where we get Pujols and Grienke and give up Melky, Juan Miranda and IPK.

        I have some 4 way deals too, if you like. They involve Yankee-Met deals.

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

          I hope they also involve Manny Ramirez, Brett Favre, and Chad Ocho Cinco.

          • Steve

            Those are my 5 way deals. I go multi-sport on the 5 ways.

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

              “I go multi-sport on the 5 ways.”

              Youse a nasty muthafucka. That’s sick and disgusting, and you’re going to hell for that.

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

    Check this dumbass LoHuder of the day (at least he admits it):

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/200.....ent-543646

  • dkidd

    zach greinke would look good in pinstripes

    sheets and burnett both seem like injury-prone disasters to me

    cc or bust

  • Ivan

    Boy with the way the Brewers are working CC and Sheets “sore forearm”, it just seem more and more likely that Burnett is gonna be a yankee and I think Cashman with his philiosophy with player development and etc, he may just take the cheaper alternative in Burnett.

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

      Peter Angelos says hello.

  • dkidd

    ben sheets has set a career high this year with 13 wins. 13.

    • Ivan

      To be fair, he has been injured obviously, but also he has played on a alot of bad Brewer teams. Sheets is very good pitcher with great stuff.

      • dkidd

        no question about his stuff. just his ability to stay healthy

        • Pedro

          If he doesn’t need TJ, I would definately go after him. He has great stuff, and might be one of the few NL pitchers who could pitch in the AL.

  • Pedro

    3 groundouts to the right side. It’s going to be one of those games offensively. Poor Moose, might be lucky to get 1 run from his offense.

    • Ivan

      The game just started dude.

  • http://www.3KidsTix.com Scott from 3 Kids Tickets

    Mike, talk to me when we’re in Boston with a chance of winning the wildcard. Until then, I don’t want to hear it…lol

    -Scott

  • Ivan

    GOT EM!

  • dkidd

    i nominate scutaro as “the blue jay most likely to end the yankees’ season in heartbreaking fashion”

  • Pedro

    Great throw by Cano.

  • pat

    moosie gettin that nice wide strikezone booya

  • Manimal

    Did Jeter just dive? OH, its ransom.

  • Ivan

    Nasty curve.

  • Manimal

    I think this is a good time to say I want moose back next year.

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

      But Sarah Palin will then make him into a burger and eat him…

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

        Sarah Palin’s God does not approve of your sarcasm. Consider yourself warned… don’t have Sarah Palin’s God drop a Holocaust all up on your ass, smart guy.

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

          LOL

  • mustang

    Never give up !!!!

    CHRISTOPHER REEVE:
    Once you choose hope, anything’s possible.

    My slogan until this is over.

  • Manimal

    I thought it was a good pitch, but thats just me. Michael Kay is just a bitch.

  • Joop

    Easy killer.

  • Ivan

    Hope moose is okay man.

  • Pedro

    Damn, that sucks. Classy fans celebrating Moose got hurt.

    • ArchStanton

      Are you serious? Nice.

  • Manimal

    Moose took that like a man.

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

      So I’m listening to the game on CBS 880 on the way home…

      John Sterling: “And the pitch, lined back… OH, MOOSE GOT HIT! HE GOT HIT ON THE LEG! THE BALL CAROMS OFF, AND THE RUNNER IS SAFE… Moose got hit on the leg, that can’t be good.

      Suzyn Waldman: “Actually, John, he got hit on the elbow.”

      Sterling: “Oh, I saw him limping, I thought he got hit on the leg.

      • Steve

        Ugh. When Sterling calls a game, you often have no idea what just happened. Sometimes his calls are impossible to follow, when they’re not just flat out wrong.

  • Pedro

    Killed that ball.

  • Pedro

    Why do you have to make silly mistakes all the time Cano?

  • Infamous

    Cleveland takes the lead!!!! Theres still hope

  • Kelvz

    There is!

  • Steve

    Gardner makes shit happen.

  • Kelvz

    BG Triple!

  • mustang

    GO TRIBE !!!!

  • UWS

    Tie game in Beantown. C’mon Cliff “Cy Young” Lee!

    • mustang

      The Tribe has problems right now.

    • Pedro

      He’s got nothing tonight.

  • greg

    fuck cliff lee

    • Chip

      They got time, I have faith yet :)

      • greg

        me too, but a decent start from cliff lee wouldve made me feel better than i do right now

    • mustang

      how about giving Pedroia some credit little rat gets another big hit.

  • Infamous

    shit

  • mustang

    FUCK !!!!!!

  • Chip

    So why is Mussina coming out after only 73 pitches? I sure hope he isn’t hurt so he can go for 20 against the sox!

    • Steve

      Even if he isn’t, they’ll be cautious with him. He pitched 5 and left with the lead, so he can get the win tonight. Thats fine.

    • Infamous

      He got hit in the elbow by a line drive in the 3rd or 4th but stayed in. shit was swollen as hell

  • Steve

    Everyday Phil in the game again .

  • Mike Pop

    Just got here but wtf happend with cliff lee tonight.. john henry bribing his ass

  • Chip

    Wow, back to back benders at the knees, that’s nasty

  • greg

    why is cliff lee still in this game

  • Kelvz

    coKed!

  • Mike Pop

    Delcarmen gotta go in the game to blow it

    • greg

      lets hope he blows it

      • Mike Pop

        we all know he blows papelbon

      • Infamous

        fuck hoping. im praying

    • mustang

      I hope your right.

  • Chip

    Coke is waay too good to be used an inning at a time. I’d love to see him make the team out of spring training as the number 5 starter (yeah I know it’s not gonna happen but I can dream)

    • Steve

      Ummmm no.

    • Mike Pop

      dude cmon you dont know if coke is good enough to be a starter hes a solid lefty in the pen he doesnt have joba-esque stuff that deserves to be a starter

    • Manimal

      we have so many options for 5th starter its crazy.

      • Steve

        We may have to go the long discussed ‘Tournament Baseball’ format.

        No defined starters or relievers, whoever pitches well stays in the game. One day off for every inning you throw. You use 3 pitchers a game most days. Once through the lineup for most guys, where they are most effective. Every game is treated like the 7th game of the World Series.

        One day, some scrub team like the Pirates or Royals will use this and revolutionize the game forever.

        • kunaldo

          true that…most teams don’t have the balls though…they’ll get too much flak in the media, so they’re scurred

        • scottnar

          I like that idea but starters would run from a team like that. I think that kind of situation would work for the bullpen, forget matchups. if you are pitching well you finish the game for the starter

    • greg

      He’s never started a game above AA so you would at least have to keep him in AAA for a few months before putting him in the ML Rotation

      • Chip

        He started one game in AAA this season according to baseball reference and I’m obviously not saying we should just hand it to him. I wish he would win the job next season. At least he’s going to be ready for a full season of work as he’s already at about 150IP on the season.

        I agree though, we have a TON of 5th starter options if only we could stay healthy……….

        • Mike Pop

          our fifth starteer if things go the way they should will be sheets.. CC Wang Joba Hughes Sheets.. If joba and hughes blossom like they should we’ll be incredible.. (sarcasm)

  • dkidd

    boy, the brewers really do not want to make the playoffs

  • kunaldo

    the one day cliff lee doesn’t pitch well is today…of course

  • Steve

    How DARE the Indians not score in the 7th. How DARE they!

  • Infamous

    our bullpen is pretty dam impressive

  • Manimal

    It really is a shame that Bruney got hurt, He really turned it around, even more so than moose.

  • Chip

    With this sort of pitching, we’d be a dangerous playoff team

  • mustang

    Double play YEESSSSSS

  • greg

    shin-soo choo come onnn

  • Infamous

    When does the Hawaiian league start? Im excited to see what Brackman can do

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

    ROBBIE!

    (we got a break there)

  • Mike Pop

    Cano is sexy as helll.. My friend suggested this today I am in no way pushing for something like this because I want to keep Cano… He said what about cano to the pirates for mcclouth sanchez and one more player of value… Idk i kinda like it if that 3rd player is Tabata lol

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

      No.

    • dan

      hell no.

      • Mike Pop

        what bout andrew mccutchen tabata and sanchez

        • dan

          Maybe, although probbaly not. McCutchen’s pretty damn good. But why Sanchez? He’s not at all productive anymore.

          • Mike Pop

            well id figure ud have to take on that bad contract for a player like mccutchen and tabata but all of us know this wont happen ever but we are just spitballin

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

              Your first proposal (McClouth, Sanchez, and a prospect for Cano) is really bad for us. Your second proposal (McCutchen, Sanchez, and Tabata) is totally illogical, as McCutchen is a Pirates untouchable, they’d never move him.

              I’ve said it a million times: Cano is effectively untouchable, because the only deals that make sense for us are deals where we’re dealing him for a player that the other team would NEVER give up.

  • Kelvz

    bases loaded two outs for the tribe.. c’mon..

  • mustang

    I know this might be a lost cause, but this is the most fun I had watching baseball in weeks.

    • dan

      haha, you’d love watching the Royals wouldn’t you?

  • dan

    1100+ comments on sunday and now we can barely break a hundred. Fuckin bandwagon blog commenters ;)

  • Infamous

    cmon victorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

  • Mike Pop

    tribe threatening

  • Kelvz

    full-count.

  • Infamous

    i hate waiting for gameday to say what happens on the pitch

    • http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/burressDM0402_468x305.jpg Nady Nation

      Pop out

  • greg

    damn

  • Mike Pop

    fucken victor martinez popping out to first

  • Steve

    That Mohegan Sun commercial is waaaaay too homo erotic for me.

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

      Any commercial where they try and entice straight men to come to their establishment by having a bunch of guys leap around, singing and dancing, broadway-style, is totally counterproductive.

      Thanks, Mohegan Sun… now I’m never going to your crappy casino.

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

        Speaking of which… no way in hell do I believe that that kid in the North End Wine and Liquor commercial is bringing home that chick on a date.

        His date’s name is Ted.

  • Kelvz

    pop out.tsk.. 2 more innings, just 1 run.

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

    Victor Martinez is a fuck!!!

    • Ivan

      LOL.

  • Ivan

    Yo that ump was moving the K Zone.

  • mustang

    Yes, please, please, please !!!!!

    • Steve

      The Indians are a bunch of sucky losers who suck when they aren’t busy losing and sucking.

  • Ivan

    Oh well, at least we get to see Joba get more innings in.

  • mustang

    Martinez asshole !!!!

  • Mike Pop

    damaso ?1?1?

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

    ¿Que paso, Damaso?

  • Pedro

    Do they have one good ump in the majors? And ump with the same strikezone all game long would be great.

    • Yankee1010

      Don’t think there is one.

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

    Way to go on your birthday, Joba…

  • Mike Pop

    damn man

  • Mike Pop

    his stuff iss too nasty

    • Infamous

      DEFINATELY 8th inning stuff

      • Mike Pop

        yup just until mo retires than he will be the next great closer of the times

      • Steve

        I can only imagine how good Josh Beckett would be if he pitched the 8th inning.

        • Mike Pop

          better than “flash” gordon in his prime

        • Steve H

          Especially since with all of his injuries he will never last in the rotation.

  • Steve

    Nice Job by Joba.

  • Ivan

    Joba made Snider his bitch with those sliders.

  • Steve

    Have I mentioned that the Indians suck? I mean REAAAALLLY suck?

  • Mike Pop

    cmon masterson fuck up plz

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

    that 2nd pitch was a strike? really??

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

    Watch the fucking asshole Clevelanders win 3 out of 4 against the Sox, and only lose the game where they trot Cliff Lee out there…

    Where’s Manny Ramirez on the Indians when you need him?

  • Mike Pop

    Gardner knows better than that

  • Steve

    Gardner makes shit happen . . . . . but sometimes it doesn’t work out.

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

    yeah Barfield!! It’s Sizemore time!

  • Infamous

    cmonnnnn grady fucking sizemore

  • Mike Pop

    javier lopez comin in man on 1st and second with grady up uhoh

  • pat

    advance on this BITCH- Lyle overbay

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

    Grady! Grady!

    • Mike Pop

      he hit ?

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

    dammit Sizemore–you walk instead of getting a hit. it’s now up to jamey fucking carroll….

  • greg

    ughhh papelbon. come on jamey carroll!!

  • Mike Pop

    shit our season is on jamey carroll

  • Infamous

    this is killin me

  • greg

    pinch hit hafner here?

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

    NO!!!!!!!!!

  • Infamous

    fuck papelblow

  • Ivan

    4 outs away for moose 19 win.

  • Manimal

    its only the 8th guys, chill

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

    3 outs away from playoff elimination

  • Infamous

    u alien lookin jamey carrol faggot. u suck and so do the indians

  • Mike Pop

    cant beleive cliff freaken lee

  • Steve

    There goes the season

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

    At least Choo, Peralta, and Martinez bat next.

    PLEASE GOD HEAR US WE WANT THE YANKEES IN THE PLAYOFFS AAAAHHHH!!!

  • Mike Pop

    jesus what is goin on tonight

  • Mike Pop

    choo will take him deep

  • Ivan

    Persoanlly I rather face Lind than Overbay.

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

      no way.

      • Ivan

        well ya right.

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

    what the fuck Cody Ransom? Why don’t you fuck Jamey Carroll too–perfect match of AAAA players!!!!

  • Mike Pop

    jesus did we get a call therre?

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

    WOW, Joba… WOW.

    STONES and SKILL.

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

    oh baby!

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

    “Game…blouses.”

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

      “Nice game.”

      “Wish I could say the same for you… bitches.”

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

        haha LOL

    • Steve H

      Classic

    • Mike Pop

      lol love that episode .. u want some pancakes lyle overbay ?

  • Ivan

    Nasty Slider by Joba.

  • Mike Pop

    Can we use him in the 8th on offdays while hes in the rotation ??? lol

  • Mike Pop

    here we go our season lies on shoo martinez and peralta .. cross ya fingers everyone

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

    CHOO!!! CHOO!!! CHOOO!!!! CHOO!!

    • Steve

      Let me guess. You have a Lionel Train set in your basement.

  • A.D.

    Go tribe!

  • Mike Pop

    k for choo

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

    a-choo?

  • doty

    please bring the ghost of manny out against the redsox NOW!!!!!!!!

  • Infamous

    i guess theyre done with betemit

    • Steve

      Thats safe to say.

      A backup infielder who can’t play any position.

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

    fuck you, peralta.
    fuck you, choo.
    who’s next?

  • doty

    down to the final out! damn!!

  • Manimal

    eliminated.

  • Mike Pop

    anyone know where i can find a video of the jeter speech

  • Infamous

    FUCK YOU CLEVELAND

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

    NO!!!!! IT’S OVER!!!! FUUUUUUCKKK NO!!!!!

  • Chip

    Well, it was still a good season boys

  • Steve

    Sox win. Season is over.

  • http://img.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2008/02_01/burressDM0402_468x305.jpg Nady Nation

    Well, it’s been a helluva run fellas. Let’s start another 13 year streak next year

  • Mike Pop

    damn man if we didnt play so shitty

  • Manimal

    Molina got owned.

  • doty

    can we shed a tear?!

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

    We can still win this thing, fellas.

    Sincerely,
    Hillary Clinton

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

      don’t fuck with Hillary Clinton–I was actually a supporter during the primaries

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

        Obama supporter FTW

  • Manimal

    Golden sombrero for Zaun

  • Mike Pop

    8 out of 10 times cleveland wins that game with Lee pitching … Epstein probly sucked him off be4 the game

  • Infamous

    we really didnt have a terrible year. if it wasnt for the dam rays coming outta nowhere wed be going to the playoffs

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

      don’t blame others. we could have won this division and we didn’t. end of story.

      • Infamous

        im not blaming others nor am i making excuses. im just saying the yankees didnt have a terrible year like most people think

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    All things considered… The Yankees dealt with some devastating injuries, some rough times for their young players and a generally frustrating season, and still hung around until September 23. Sucks, but things could be worse.

    Go get ‘em in ’09. And fuck Cleveland. Seriously.

    • Steve

      A LOT worse. This wasn’t a bad season by anyone’s standards but ours. 15 games over, will wind up winning around 88-90 games. Thats not a disaster.

      Look at it this way.

      Wang is healthy-add 5 wins
      We sign CC-add 5 wins
      Posada stays healthy-add 2 wins
      New 1B/CF- 2-4 wins above Giambi/Melky

      Assume some injuries next year, subtract 5-7 wins total.

      Total it up 95-98 wins next year.

      I know this is all painting with very broad brushes, but don’t let anyone tell you we can’t compete next year, or that Girardi did a bad job this year. I don’t buy it.

      • Mike Pop

        no ponson/rasner— subtract 8 or 9 losses lol

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

    19 for Moose!

    Congrats you grumpy bastard!

  • Pedro

    Too bad the streak ended, specially in the final year of YS. But like Nady Nation said, we’ll start another one next season.

  • Infamous

    Mariano Rivera is a god

  • scottnar

    19 for moose, let’s get him 20 sunday

  • Mike Pop

    god i dont wanna see the champagne tonight

  • Mike Pop

    i blame it all on IPK

    • Steve

      Thats funny, he blames you for spreading that bad Karma of yours.

      • Mike Pop

        lol, i blame him for killing his value this year and not makin him look so attractive this offseason in some kind of deal

  • Ivan

    Yea it feels weird that the yanks are not in the playoffs but hey next season will bring a different tune.

    Besides, it was a great run. I can’t complain.

  • Manimal

    For a transition year, We did pretty damn good. Just look at the NL west standings.

  • Bonos

    Hey in the good news column, Gardner is over the Mendoza Line

  • Mike Pop

    MAnuel burned Johan tonight 125 pitches…. If you look at his k ratio from las year and this year its kinda scary like 40 50 ks difference in a worse league

    • A.D.

      they were going off on the Mets on the FAN today, it was amusing

  • Mike Pop

    48 goin in to tonight but 38 now

  • Steve

    Here’s Busters take on where it all went wrong.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=3589629

    I would imagine much of this came from the Yankee brass (read that Cashman) since his assessment is basically what Cash has been trying to reverse for the past 3 years.

    • Ivan

      That’s why Casman must stay. Hopefully he does.

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

    Congrats to Mikey, though. There’s still some goals to be accomplished here:

    1) Get 20 wins for Moose.
    2) Stay in front of the Jays for third place.
    3) Fuck up the Sox in Fenway to send them into the playoffs on a downer.
    4) Get some good results out of Hughes and Dirty Sanchez.
    5) See if Brett Gardner can get the ball to the warning track on the fly.

    • Chip

      6) Hit Ortiz with pitches on the wrist as many times as possible (calling Joba…..)
      7) Destroy Beckett’s confidence
      8) Find a way to piss of Papelbon
      9) Do anything else that to encourage the Red Sox to lose in the first round