Sep
28

Game 161: Moose for 20

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It’s raining in Boston again, but the weather should let up in time to allow the Yanks and Red Sox to play a meaningless double header. In Game 1, Mike Mussina is going for his 20th win of the year. He faces Daisuke Matsuzaka.

After today, the only baseball left is post-season play. It’s hard to believe the season is almost over. Didn’t Spring Training just end?

Gardner CF
Damon LF
Abreu RF
A.Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady DH
Cano 2B
Ransom SS
Molina C

Mussina P

Categories : Game Threads
  • radnom

    I live within 2 miles of Fenway Park (thanks for your condolences) and if it is raining it is too light for my to tell just by looking out my window.

    It’s cloudy, but not ominous cloudy. I think they get both games in.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Per PeteAbe:

    UPDATE, 12:41 p.m.: … Joe Girardi hinted strongly that Joba Chamberlain would be a starter next season with an attempt made to control his innings. …

    Cool.

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

      Thank Mo.

      That’s what they should do, skip him when they have off-days, cut him off after 5 innings early in the season, etc.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Yeah, I was going over the Yankees’ options for their 2009 rotation, and they almost have to start Chamberlain in the rotation. There are not enough pleasant options in the free-agent market and in-house for the rotation.

        • radnom

          Well….

          CC/Burnett/Sheets/Lowe
          Wang
          Pettite
          Hughes
          Mussina

          And that just assumes they only sign one free agent not currently with the team. But yeah, nobody wants that rotation next year.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            A.J. Burnett, Ben Sheets and Derek Lowe are not “pleasant options”. Burnett and Sheets because of their durability concerns, and Lowe because of his age, the years it would take to sign him, and his reliance on a defense to make plays behind him.

            C.C. Sabathia is no sure thing by any stretch of the imagination, and Burnett – in addition to his health – may re-sign with the Blue Jays.

            • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              But… Derek Lowe sucks!!!!!!

              Sorry. It’s like a Pavlovian reaction with me at this point, I can’t help it.

            • radnom

              I agree. But you know one of them is going to be signed this offseason. If not CC, then some less palatable option.

      • Joey H.

        Dont they do that with alot of starters early on. especially with Girardi managing

    • radnom

      Whew. That solves one of the Yankee related things I was concerned about. Now if Cashman would just announce he is coming back I can relax until the offseasn really gets started.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Nice. Now let’s have Cashman re-up and then we can get down to work.

  • NYFan50

    Huh. I thought Moose was going to pitch game 2.

    • radnom

      They don’t want any chance of the rain coming and washing out the second game so Moose never gets his shot at 20.

      Hopefully Dice-K will be on a short leash, with this game meaning nothing, and some scrub will be out of the bullpen to start the 6th…giving Mike a nice chance to pick up a W.

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

      I read somewhere that Girardi gave him the choice, and Moose picked Game 1.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Kurt Warner doing his best David Carr impersonation. Son of a bitch better not have cost be a TD pass from him.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    The Cardinals fucking suck.

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

      No man, the Jets just rock.

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

        No, the Jets suck.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Oh. My. God. I’m so glad Brett Favre is a Jet… err… “Titan.”

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

      The Cardinals Brett Farve sucks.

      There we go!

  • pat

    brett and his back breaking interceptions.

    • radnom

      That was unbelievably horrible.

      Supposedly he thought it was an offsides and had a free throw. Geeze.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Where’d you hear that?

        /kidding

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Like I said, the Cardinals fucking suck.

    • radnom

      haha whew.

    • UWS

      I think we can all agree that Cardinals, Jets, and Brett Favre ALL suck.

  • http://yankeesfuture.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos
    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Is this still funny?

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

        It has it’s moments. The season’s almost over.

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

        There are some that are good and some that suck. It all depends on the quality of the image.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          It’s just that it’s been, like, 8 months since that blog got popular. Whatever, have your fun, don’t mind the killjoy lurking in the corner.

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

    Tyler Thigpen FTL.

  • radnom

    Go for it.

    • radnom

      Like I said.

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

    Did anyone see the Kernan article in the tabloid whose name we will not speak? I never knew it was that easy.

    Schnikees.

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

      That article was terrible. Just terrible. Mine eyes bled after reading that.

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

    Lavernaeus Coles FTW

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Fuck you, Favre-ruh. You threw TD passes to Chansi Stuckey every week thus far, now you decide not to throw to him in the endzone when I pick him up? Fuck you and your Levis.

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

      They’re Wranglers, dumbass.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Yeah, you would notice.

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

          Heh, touche.

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

      They see me rollin’, they hatin’…

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

    Mikey Pizza in the house.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Nice that the Sox retired Pesky’s number. True story: In the Summer of ’02, my buddy and I did the whole tour of all the MLB stadiums thing. When we got to Fenway we were given a tour of the whole stadium during the game by one of the minority owners of the team (who we met through connections, yadda yadda). So we wind up down in the Sox’ clubhouse during the game, and we get to meet Lou Merloni (who farts) and Cliff Floyd. Then the guy we’re with says to a very old man sitting at a table with the newspaper, watching the game on tv: “Hey John, I have a couple of people I’d like you to meet.” And up stands Johnny Pesky, friend of Ted Williams and opponent of Joe DiMaggio,.. Sans pants. He was a very nice man, and it was a thrill to meet him and all. But it was hysterical.

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

      il ne portait pas de pantalons! que horreur!

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Translation? I know it’s something about the horror of someone without pantalons on, right?

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

          yea: “He wasn’t wearing pants! What a horror!”

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Merci.

  • UWS

    I’m rooting for a long enough rain delay that I can watch the Mets lose.

    I’m also hoping that a long rain delay leads the Sox to scratch Matsuzaka.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Adrian Peterson is so fucking fast, for the love of God.

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

    Man, the season is over. What the hell am I supposed to do with my evenings now?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      With the way this school year has started, I’ll take a lazy weeknight…or five.

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

      Idk about you, but I just gotta find a way finish my hw before 11:30…

    • Joey H.

      arent u the one with the NHL ’09? lol or is that ben? that can be an alternative.

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

        That’s me, but I can’t take more than like, 2 hours at a time. That game’s intense, not like Madden were get get time off between each play.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Maker’s Mark.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Did the Yankees just strike someone out at home?

  • Joey H.

    Guys did the posada yankeeography debut yet? there was an MLBTR article that said damon matsui and posada are open to playing first last month and now for the coming attraction thing posada says he wants to be a catcher straight up. whats the deal with this?

    • JT

      Joba should tell the papers that he thinks Posada should play at frist cause he obviously can’t hold up behind the plate anymore.

      • Steve H

        That’s be great

      • radnom

        Wow. That would be fucking hilarious. Good job sir.

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

    game delayed by rain

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

    Oh this is hysterical:

    They failed to sign their No. 1, not realizing his father was a billionaire who wanted the kid to go to college; signed their No. 2 but admitted he’ll probably need Tommy John surgery and declined to sign their No. 3 because of his arm problems.

    I guess getting only 1 of 3 facts correct is the standard of writing for the DN. Bill Madden is such a piece of shit, I can’t believe he gets paid large sums of money to write shit like this.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Sure this is an annoying reaction… But dude, you really just have to stop reading those papers. For like 2 months, just force yourself to not acknowledge those papers exist. Wean yourself off of them. To me, those papers are like something I’ll take a look at completely randomly, and I put absolutely no stock in anything they say. I think I’d be much angrier if I was reading those papers all the time.

      And really… I think most people who think do not consider those papers real news sources, and put absolutely no stock in the opinions contained therein. Don’t even worry about them.

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

        Agreed. The New York Times is much smarter than those conservative dumb newspapers

        • Old Ranger

          Sarcasm, right?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      What the hell? How can he just throw around statements like “his father was a billionaire…”? That’s the thing that pisses me off about the media, not their blatant ignorance, but their utter lack of accountability. They never, ever have to own up to shit.

      Example #234567890: Joel Sherman. This prick slayed Joe Girardi after that MO situation. He dedicated an entire blog post to decide whether Girardi is a “liar or an idiot”. Now that we found out the whole story (something that used to matter), Sherman can go back to printing shit Monday with no sort of apology and nobody says anything.

      I wish someone would tell the players, managers, coaches and executives what these fag-a-douches write. I wouldn’t advocate someone getting their shit rocked, but damn…

      • JT

        Has there been anymore info about the Mo Girardi situation? The last i heard, the papers were jumping all over Girardi for “lying”

    • Ivan

      I not even surprise anymore.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Why would the Orioles be thinking about re-signing Brian Roberts? By the time they’re ready to contend (2011?), he’s going to be on his way out of his prime.

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

      Idk, but maybe if he’ll be under control for a reasonable contract he’ll have more trade value. In other words, teams won’t have to worry about him being a rental. Why a team would give up anything more than a B/B+ prospect for him either way would still be beyond me.

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

      He’ll be 33 then. Not in his prime exactly, but still effective. Not everyone has to be a kid.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        I get that, but wouldn’t Brian Roberts be of greater value in the big picture as a talent haul than being an All-Star caliber Second Basemen on a non-contender for the next 2-3 seasons?

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          He can’t bring them any talent if they don’t have him under contract, though, right?

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

          Depends what they could get for him. He’s an elite 2B, those are hard to find. Unless they trade him for an everyday SS and his replacement at 2B, I can’t see them doing it.

    • mascot

      I don’t know, I think Baltimore is just a couple decent SPs away from contending.

      • Steve H

        Aren’t most teams?

  • Ivan

    Yankee game start?

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

      Rain delay. Again.

  • pat

    via mlbtr cash told peter king that he wants to come back. HELLs yes. happy dance

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      peter king

      ‘Nuff said.

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

      That’s a lie, GAKIII is talking out of his ass.

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

        Rather, he made a guess with 50/50 odds.

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

      First off: Peter King covers the NFL, and is about as good with that as George King is in the MLB.
      Second: Speaking of George King, well, he’s burned us before.
      Third: When the Times, Daily News, or LoHud posts it, I’ll believe it.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Peter King is less than reliable about football, let alone baseball.

      http://kissingsuzykolber.uprox.....erful.html

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

        That’s too funny.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          You should check out the rest of their Peter King stuff. They do some posts with Peter King’s fictional brother, a cretin whose purpose is to ruin PK’s life. It’s really funny. The picture they use for the character is just Peter King with, like, an eye patch and some other retarded shit.

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

    Ya Gotta Believe.

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

    WTF, no Hanley?

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Cohen, the guy who thinks Hanley should play First Base next season, said he was hurt.

  • Joey H.

    Predictions for the MIL and NYM games anyone?

  • Ivan

    For years I,ve heard, yankees need to lower payroll, get younger, avoid long contracts, improve the farmsystem and etc.

    Now, Yankees had one “bad” year, we gotta sign everybody, trade all the young guys and increase payroll. Boy the media can be funny.

    • Joey H.

      We need an ace pitcher. however that comes whether it be free agency or a trade, we need one. we have an intact bullpen. our offense will likely change alot. im a fan of getting O-dogg. so if we can package up cano to get a nice ace pitcher im all for it.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Orlando Hudson? Come on now.

        • Joey H.

          MEH why not? a switch hitting decent OBP second baseman. ill take it.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Heh, Carlos Delgado even dives slow.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Dude this isn’t a reaction just to you, it’s a general thing… But enough. You know what’s almost as annoying as the stupid tabloid media? Listening to people complain about the stupid tabloid media. Nobody respects the tabloids, just fucking disregard them.

      • Ivan

        It’s called professionalism. Where is the professionalism?

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Who. Cares. It’s the fucking Daily News and the Post. They’re rags, nobody with a brain gives a shit what they say. I just think we’d all be much happier and the conversations would be much more productive if we could stop bitching about what some morons are writing in bush-league tabloid papers.

    • JT

      Not just the media, the fans have pulled a 180 as well

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Tampa is really sucking it up in this final week.

  • Joey H.

    A. Soriano lf
    R. Theriot ss
    D. Lee 1b 0
    A. Ramirez 3b
    R. Johnson cf
    M. Hoffpauir rf
    R. Cedeno 2b
    H. Blanco c
    A. Guzman p
    For the baby bears today. so thats more of an A lineup.

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

      CC’s a man, he’s 40.

      • Joey H.

        He has been decent on 3 days rest. but they were against the reds and the pirates. last time out against CHI-town he didn’t throw so great.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      Really? I see only three hitters in that lineup that could start on any other team. Ryan Theriot could start on some teams.

      • Joey H.

        Compared to what sweet lou has been troting out there the past couple days. yes it is. They’ve got a few hot bats in there with Johnson and Hoffpauir. lets see what they can get done.

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

    Scott Olsen’s got a good arm. If the Marlins do in fact look to trade some of their arbitration eligible guys, I wouldn’t be opposed to going after Olsen and Hermida.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I’ve always wanted Olsen. I’m still hoping that Larry Beinfest and Michael Hill would be itching to deal him.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        You never know. He’s a poster-boy for “bad personality” guys, that stuff tends to wear on teams and makes those guys more likely to be dealt. Anyone happen to know anything about how high the Marlins are on him?

        Then again… Don’t kill me for this… But the “bad personality” part is something to consider if you’re looking to acquire the guy.

        • Ivan

          Well he was on his good behaivor with Girardi and Girardi really helped him out.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Did you hear that from Scott Olsen?

            • Ivan

              You didn’t see Marlins two years ago? Olsen never really had problems and statistically had his best year under Girardi especially with the K’s. Remember the incident with Olsen and Girardi? And Olsen never really had any problems after that during 06.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                I’m just saying… You’re looking at two things that happened at the same time (Olsen has a decent year and Girardi is the manager) and assuming there’s a causal relationship there. You said “Girardi really helped him out,” but you have no idea if that’s true or not. You’d kill a tabloid writer for saying something like “Cano can’t play without Larry Bowa,” and what you’re saying is very similar.

    • Ivan

      I rather take a shot at Hermida. A guy like him might need a change scenery, and could pull a Carlos Quentin like year because he has that type of talent.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Hermida’s never had Carlos Quentin power, though, has he? I thought when he first came up he was more a moderate power, decent speed type guy, and now he’s kinda trying to get back to where he was was with the bat but minus the speed. Am I completely mis-remembering this stuff?

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

          Right, he’ll never hit 30 homers, but he can OBP .400 with 20 homers and 40 doubles or so.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Yeah… I’m actually pretty intrigued by the Hermida possibility, I just didn’t think the Quentin comparison worked. Quentin’s just that guy this year, the former top prospect who moved to another team and had a breakout, so everyone’s going to be like “well this guy could have a Carlos Quentin” year next year. I just didn’t like the comparison, didn’t mean to poop on Hermida’s prospects for the future.

        • Ivan

          A guy like Hermida from the left side with his sweet swing and very good good plate disipline are quite attractive. He may not have the power of Quentin but might be a better OBP guy and a better fielder.

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

            Definitely a better fielder. That’s not hard to do when you’re talking about Q.

  • http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/2008/09/mussina-speaks.html Joey H.

    Mussina on his future. Click my link. this is like the first time he opened up about it.

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

      Three years? Good luck to him.

      • Joey H.

        That’s what i said. For me, I have no clue what he will do. If that 1 year deal talk is legit then i think there is no way they can pass up on it. Say he does indeed sign and we get a good front end SP, i feel confident with him matching up against other team’s # 4 starters

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

    This kind of crap bugs me (from LoHud):

    Meanwhile, by now you’ve heard how Girardi has banned ice cream, candy and fast food from the clubhouse. It even applies on the road as he instructs the clubhouse workers to provide only healthy snacks. It drives the players crazy.

    The clubhouse entrance at Fenway is right in the third-base concourse, only a few steps from an ice cream stand. So far this weekend I’ve seen Mariano Rivera, Alex Rodriguez and other players standing in line with fans to get an ice cream.

    WTF man. They’re grown men, let them eat whatever the hell they want. Girardi’s a little too field general at times.

    • Joey H.

      Whats next for him to ban? sunflower seeds? maybe if he focused on making the playoffs more than players diets we wouldnt be calling today the last day of the season.

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

        Seriously. Being such a control freak is counter-productive.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        maybe if he focused on making the playoffs more than players diets we wouldnt be calling today the last day of the season.

        What?

        • Joey H.

          If you don’t get that then I don’t know what to tell you. Mike pretty much repeated what i said.

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            I’m lost in how you find a connection between the two. What the hell does his banishment of food have to do with the reasons the Yankees actually missed the playoffs. You know, things like the health of Chien-Ming Wang, Joba Chamberlain, Jorge Posada and Hideki Matsui.

            • Joey H.

              You are thinking way to fucking much of what i said.

              • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

                Maybe, but it still doesn’t change the fact that what you said made no sense and was clearly hyperbole.

                • Joey H.

                  How didn’t that make sense? maybe to a blind guy with “Ass-Wipe” tattooed across his forehead it didn’t. What I said was if he had focused more on the playoffs and not the players diets, maybe we would have been in the playoffs. Being that Torre never reprimanded players for eating sweets ect.. and he had a great playoff reign. I don’t care about your frustration over the yanks’ missing the playoffs but don’t take it out on me for a statement that had no ill-intent in it.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            It’s cute that you seem place so much importance on Mike’s opinion. “Well if MIKE agreed with me than CLEARLY I’m right!” lol

            • Joey H.

              Uh, no jackass. i said he echoed what i said. so if he didnt get what i meant he can look at what mike said because it was essentially the same thought.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                Sticks and stones, friend-o. Name calling isn’t very nice.

    • Ivan

      Yea he needs to lighten up. Come on Girardi ya better than that. To be fair, it’s his second year managing in his career, so he has alot to learn.

      • Joey H.

        Yea his second year managing, all the reason NOT TO BE SUCH A CONTROL FREAK.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Doesn’t bother me much. He’s not telling them what they can and can’t eat when they’re outside the clubhouse. I don’t mind the guy saying “this is my clubhouse, we’re in the business of being professional athletes, we’re not eating Snickers bars and Cherries Garcia in here.”

      I have a different reaction to that quote from LoHud – I think Pete Abe should concern himself a little less with Girardi’s junk-food rules in the clubhouse. Pete Abe’s reporting on Girardi just strikes me as a little too antagonistic, like he’s trying to make the guy look bad.

      • Ivan

        Pete Abe is part of “Torre is God” club so ignore him.

    • JT

      Notice how that fatty over at lohud always seems to post about food… he’s probably the one that has to stand on the lines, and just happened to insert Mo and Arods name in there for the effect.

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

    Yanks’ game is starting.

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

      Err, shortly.

  • Mike W.

    Mike,

    Not that I really want to start a huge fight here, but why did you not agree with either Kiernan or Madden’s articles today?

    A rotation of Sabathia, Burnett, Wang, Joba, Hughes would be sick, and I kind of liked the idea about Kochman (depending on what it would take to get him).

    And I am not sure why we should be anything but appalled at this point about the Yanks 1st 3 draft picks from this year? It seems to me that there were some serious mistakes made with those 3 picks….

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

      As far as Madden, he said that Cole’s father is a billionaire, which is completely untrue, and that Bleich needed TJ, also untrue. It’s blatant lies.

      Kernan, he makes it seem so easy. Just sign CC and Burnett (at whatever cost he says, the dumbest thing you could ever do), then magically come up with a package for Kotchman. What about CF? What about Abreu? What about Matsui? The bullpen? It’s easy when you don’t have to face the music, and we as fans are certainly guilty of it.

      • Ivan

        Kerman article I can live with, hey it’s a typical article of non-sense.

        But Madden’s article was just a disgrace. That’s just absolutely ridiculous and should be suspended for that. Talk about losing all credibility.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    You guys need more people like this on your website. This gem courtesy of Lohud:

    Knicks
    September 28th, 2008 at 2:11 pm
    I know you guys will think I’m crazy but I really think Steve Phillips would be a good candidate as GM. He did do a good job with the Mets and has shown high baseball acumen as an analyst. He got screwed by the Wilpons. Jim Duquette is what screwed the franchise, not Phillips.

    If Cash walks, I would be fine with Steve Phillips as the GM.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I couldn’t breathe for five seconds out of utter shock and anger.

    • Steve H

      OMFG.

    • Joey H.

      You’re serious right?

  • UWS

    Game on.

  • Ivan

    Hey it’s Cameron Maybin. I didn’t know he was playing.

    • Manimal

      Does he still have braces?

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

        Nah. Too bad.

    • Joey H.

      wasn’t he the tigers call up last year? the name sounds familiar.

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

        Yeah. Hit his first homer off Clemens at the Stadium last year. Traded for Willis and Miggy.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Yes. Part of the Miggy Cabrera deal.

      • Ivan

        Yea he was called up from Tigers last season.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Yes, he was traded along with Andrew Miller, Mike Rabelo and player who’s name I can’t recall to the Marlins for Miguel Cabrera and Dontrelle Willis.

        • Joey H.

          Yea i figured he was part of that trade.

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

          It was a six player package. Maybin, Miller, Rabelo, Dallas Trahern, Eulogio DeLaCruz and the immortal Burke Badenhop.

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

    Is it wrong that I’m more interested in the Mets’ game?

    • Joey H.

      Not the least bit. You are just a fan of baseball. You like me, care about meaningful games lol.

    • Mike W.

      I am sitting here watching the Mets game and my wife is staring at me in amazement. She’s like, “Why are you watching a Met game and not the football games. Weird”

      • Joey H.

        Lmao. how about them jets?

    • UWS

      I am, too.

    • Ivan

      Not at all, after all, your a baseball fan right?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Last chance to watch Yankees baseball for 6 months.

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

        Yeah I know, that’s the tough part.

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

          There, I set my DVR. I feel somewhat better.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            I guess we have another game later today, too, so you don’t lose your Yankees fan card (this time).

  • Joey H.

    Those Fenway base paths look horrible.

    • Pedro

      Fenway as a whole looks horrible. Great play by Damon.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Ha. Johnny Damon with the CANNON in left field.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Hah, you stupid elf.

    • Joey H.

      Flick that little cocksucker to the side.

      • Joey H.

        Oh no, cocksucker isn’t appropriate for him. Considering Ellisbury is the girl of the team.

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

    Not enough grit from Pedroia there.

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

    This is hysterical. Cohen’s talking about Lou Pinella not helping the Mets by playing his regular.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Is he saying it as in “how dare Lou Piniella play his regulars?” Like it’s unfair to the Mets?

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

        No, I messed up. It should say “by not playing all his regulars.”

    • Ivan

      Where’s the professionalism.

    • Joey H.

      And yet, People have the nerve to criticize Kay for his commentary when he is a blessing compared to Cohen.

  • Ivan

    Who would you guys take Gardner or Ellsbury?

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I don’t like saying this, but at this point I think you’d have to say Ellsbury right?

    • Joey H.

      If i were a homosexual who liked men with waxed eyebrows, Ellsbury.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Not my job to be the PC police around here, but you can make fun of the guy without the homophobic stuff.

        • Joey H.

          If you want to blow smoke up my ass for something let it be about something else. Most of us know the man isn’t gay, I remember seeing a picture of him with a girlfriend who was smoking hot.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Talk about missing the point. Forget it.

            • Joey H.

              No the point is made. Not taken because it is besides the point. Why would you even go out and defend a redsock player anyway

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                You are a true wordsmith, my friend. Thank you for setting me straight.

                • Joey H.

                  Any time, I now feel that I have touched a life today. I can sleep well.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      I really have no idea. Does the tad bit of power Ellsbury has over Gardner matter all that much. With Ellsbury’s speed, does it really matter that Gardner runs better routes than him?

      I truly have no idea. See, consistent, wasn’t I? ;)

      • Joey H.

        Doesn’t matter how fast you are on the paths of you don’t get on base. the better player as we speak is Ellsbury.

  • E-ROC

    He gone! Nasty change.

  • Joey H.

    Who has the nightcap?

    • giselle

      ponson-wakefield

      • Joey H.

        NONO i mean on T.V.?

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

          YES has it.

  • Ivan

    You know that people are killing the yanks this season for not going after Dice-K. Saying Dice-K is an Ace that the yanks need. He’s not even better than CMW.

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

      He’s not even better than Mike Mussina.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Would you rather have Moose over Dice-K?

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

          For the long haul? No, obviously. But this year Moose was better.

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Eh… That’s debatable. Moose was more durable and pitched more innings, and Dice-K walked too many guys, but I think Dice-K has Moose beat in just about every other category doesn’t he?

            • Joey H.

              Yea more durable THIS year. in the past few years he wasn’t exactly healthy as a horse.

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

              Moose: 3.33 FIP
              Dice-K: 4.00 FIP

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                And

                Moose: 124 ERA+
                Dice-K: 163 ERA+

                Just saying it’s debatable.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Dice-K had a very good season and would have been a major upgrade in the Yankees rotation this season. I think it’s unfair to kill the Yankees for not getting him because it’s not like they had an exclusive on him, everyone bid and the Red Sox just happened to blow everyone out of the water, but it’s also unfair to downplay his accomplishments. He’s 28 yrs old and had a 2.80 ERA (coming into today) in about 165 innings. That’s excellent.

      • Joey H.

        Keep in mind that we would probably have both so if we did sign him the argument of who over who is illegitimate. Isn’t the year Dice-K signed that guy named ummm… Kei Igawa signed with us? .. Unfortunately

      • Ivan

        His Peripherals (I know I misspelled it) are awful. He’s been rather lucky than good. Considering he’s an extreme lfyball pitcher who walks the ballpark and has a relatively high whip.

      • Steve H

        Yeah, nobody was expecting the bid to be $51 million. If you go back, people thought it would be in the 20′s, and maybe someone would go overboard and go to $30 mil. You cannot claim that the Yankees screwed that one up. And can you imagine how much Espn would have KILLED the Yankees had they been the ones to totally blow the bidding out of the water. What if they had bid $55 mil, when everyone was expecting so much less.

  • giselle

    i miss the wanger.

    • dkidd

      that’s what she said

      boom!

  • Joey H.

    Oh shoot, i absolutely forgot Bay is a red sock lol

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, Scott Olsen threw six pitches in that 1-2-3 fourth inning.

  • Joey H.

    When was the last time pudge played?

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

      I bet he’ll play tonight.

  • Ivan

    If there are yankee fans who don’t like Damon, or baseball fans in general, something is wrong with ya.

    • Steve H

      Totally agree

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I think we can give Sox fans a pass for not loving the guy right now.

    • Joey H.

      I wasn’t in love with him for a while as a Yankee. last postseason when he was the only guy to get hits is when he won me over.

  • dkidd

    it’s amazing how little the mets and brewers want to make the playoffs

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

      The only guys on those two teams that want to go to the playoffs are CC and Johan it seems.

  • Ivan

    Dammit Marlins hit Oliver Perez.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I can’t believe more attention is being paid to Robbie Cano’s benching than his new batting stance.

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

      I know, it’s laughable.

    • BklynJt

      Very interesting tid bit abou Cano’s new stance.

      Thats it… everyone back on the Cano bandwagon. I really want Cano to succeed and I hope its with the Yankees. What;s funny is that I read alot of comments on the mlbtraderumors blog about how Cano sucks and isnt worth anything to another team. I hope Cano proves everyone wrong next year.

  • dkidd

    the mets having trouble beating hanley ramirez-less marlins

    the brewers losing to the cubs AAA team

  • Joey H.

    AHH, I cant wait till Ollie starts to walk the ballpark then his count gets up there. Then we get into that nice juicy met bullpen ;)

  • Joey H.

    Church looks horrible at the plate.

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

      Helpless almost.

  • dkidd

    i like church, but he’s been a different player since the concussion

    • Joey H.

      Lets be honest. the guy isn’t that great of a player. hes no more than a 280 BA guy and no more than a 20 hr guy as well, IF that many. He had a Melky like first month or so of the season which are where his numbers stand now.

  • Ivan

    It’s amazing how Posada out for the year, still had a better season than Varitek.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I can’t wait for the first time a Sox fan tries to have a “Varitek for HOF” debate with me. You know it’s going to happen.

    • Steve H

      But he calls a good game!!!

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

        He caught FOUR no-hitters!!! No one’s ever done that!!!

  • Ivan

    Hit A Homer Maybin.

    • Joey H.

      Will ya’ take the double pal? lol

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

      Close enough.

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

    Did they really just say the Mets were more dangerous than Milwaukee because the Brewers’ pen wasn’t reliable?

    • Joey H.

      I mean what it comes down to is who is Shittier. These guys are such fuckin homers i cant stand it! it reallly works me up!

    • Ivan

      Aaron Heilman is sure a difference maker.

      • Joey H.

        yea especially with that 5.60 era or what ever it is.

      • UWS

        He is. But for whose team?

        • Joey H.

          I loved watching him come on early on in the season. i think it was an Arizona game where just gave up base hit after base hit.

  • dkidd

    i never enjoyed watching mussina pitch until this year. i hope he resigns

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      What about Moose’s 2001, 2003 and 2006 didn’t do it for you?

    • Ivan

      word.

  • dkidd

    just noticed that ellsbury’s birthday is september 11th. that must suck

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Cameron Maybin or Colby Rasmus?

    Does it come down to which you like more: Maybin’s tools or Rasmus’ plate discipline?

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

      Rasmus. Lefty hitter, better defender, more plate discipline, but he is a year older.

    • ArchStanton

      Gammons would rather take Ellsbury :)

    • Ivan

      Maybin Plate disipline is pretty good as well.

      Maybin by a hair.

      Man that 05 draft was loaded with top outfielders wow.

  • Joey H.

    Oh gee, did anyone else notice all the enthusiasm in Cohen’s voice was suddenly sucked out! that’s right you FUCK! and he made sure that he said that it wasn’t a solid base hit but i can loose count on how many times Reyes got hits like those.

  • UWS

    Jeff Baker, the Met grief maker?

    I’m so sorry.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Eh, I like it. I’m easy.

  • dkidd

    cohen makes me wanna kill someone

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Ah, the inevitable Oliver Perez meltdown-inning.

  • Joey H.

    Oh let me guess Gary, that wasn’t a legit enough of a base hit for you, you FUCKK!

  • dkidd

    hate to be jerry manuel right now. damned if you do…

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Aaron Rodgers is back in my good graces, two TD passes to Greg Jennings so far.

  • Joey H.

    Sheer inexperience on Evans part. how do you do that? now ollie is really fucked

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

    Bring on the bullpen!

    • Joey H.

      =)

  • Joey H.

    Well, maybe Jerry can break out his hookah and they can meditate in the clubhouse after today’s loss.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Oliver was terrific today!!

    /Gary Cohen’d

  • dkidd

    how was that not strike 3 to a-rod? dice k fell over he was so shocked

  • Joey H.

    Hey Mike, Buddy. out of the kindness of your heart can we rename the site Roosevelt ave. Bluessssssssssssss for just 1 day, … can we ! lmao

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

      Like when MetsGeek became RaysGeek for a few weeks this summer? ;)

      • Joey H.

        Lmao exactly like such. and for anyone who cares nady just hit a 3 r hr over the PESKY pole! HA! and… it feels a little bit like …. CHRISTMAS=) lmao. I’m like a pig in shit if you havent noticed

  • Ivan

    Come on Brewers.

  • Ivan

    Yes! Thank you Joe Smith.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Using the Mets’ bullpen to get out of a jam is like going to dinner with Peter Abraham after a gastric bypass operation.

    Zing!

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I don’t get it. Am I the only one?

      • Joey H.

        Nah me either. something about an all you can eat buffet would have been funny.

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        It’s a “throwing fuel on the fire” type of joke.

        Sorry, it failed miserably.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          lol. Just giving you shit.

  • dkidd

    doesn’t matter. brewers aren’t winning today

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Do my homework for me, RAB denizens: What happens if the Mets and Brewers tie? One-game playoff? Where?

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

      Yep, I believe in Shea tomorrow.

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

        Mets already said they’re going to start Pedro on 3 days rest if they have to play tomorrow.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Nice, thanks.

        • Joey H.

          he gave up like 6 runs to the cubs B lineup the other day. i would send out pelfrey if they dont loose him but … SHHH dont tell them.

          • Joey H.

            done use him* i dont know why i said loose. i guess its just synonymous with mets baseball.

      • Steve H

        Brewer’s going to start CC again??

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          lol

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Xavier Nady: Not Jason Bay

    That’s 100-runs for Bobby Abreu.

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      Best nomaas thread title since “Love is a Tabatafield.” Which made losing Tabata in that trade a little more palpable.

      • The Fallen Phoenix

        …well, I was referring to Jason Bay: Not Xavier Nady.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Why does Alfredo Amezaga wear eye black “Ultimate Warrior” style?

    • Joey H.

      Lmfao all he needs is the tassels on his shoulders and spikes.

  • giselle

    jd drew doing his best abreu impression! go nady!

    • Steve H

      He doesn’t need to do an Abreu impression, he’s got that move down as well.

  • The Fallen Phoenix

    Xavier Nady is an f’ing baller.

  • Joey H.

    Well, i saw endy chavez with a ball in his hands, maybe they are thinking about letting him pitch. then maybe they can get some outs.

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

    Was that just Pelfrey warming up in the pen? Yikes.

  • gg

    holy f*cking sh*t im gonna be angry if sabthia is not in pinstripes next year

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    See what happens when Dice-K faces teams that can actually get hits and makes him pay for walking the park? He blows.

    • Ivan

      LOL. Sneak Preview in 09 for Dice-K.

  • Ivan

    Lets Go Olsen.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Jose Reyes: Clutch

  • dkidd

    could the brewers have less heart?

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

      The last 18 Brewers have been retired in order.

      • Ivan

        Are you kidding?

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

          Nope.

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

            Cameron led off the game with the single, and they’ve all been sat down since.

            • Joey H.

              This really sucks. but let them break out of it. i have confidence in them.

            • Ivan

              So in other words, they are basically a single away from the Cubs throwing a perfect game.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W40y9W2PQxA&feature=related Joey H.

    (link) lol

  • UWS

    Eff you, Olsen.

  • Joey H.

    son of a bitch.

  • dkidd

    fenway: worst infield in baseball

  • Ivan

    Fuck You Beltran

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I blame Brian Cashman for that Home Run. ;)

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      /Lombardi’d

    • Ivan

      And he wants a contract, fuck him.

  • Joey H.

    For half a second i was mad about that HR Beltran just hit. but then i realized the next half inning the marlins get to expose the rest of that great met bullpen

  • UWS

    WTF. C’mon Moose!

    • Joey H.

      EHH, he’ll be fine.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Epic game between Houston and Jacksonville.

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

      Kevin Walter for the fantasy win!

      • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

        Yeah, I picked him up in Mike Ashmore’s league.

  • Joey H.

    The redsox are pretty fucked for the postseason. theyve got lowell and J.D. hurt. not to mention beckett is just about ready to get hurt as well.

  • dkidd

    moose!!!!

  • Ivan

    There we go Moose.

  • giselle

    wow, moose is getting a lot of borderline calls today. i wonder why…?

  • UWS

    David Wright is teh clutch.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    JD Drew: Worth $70,000,000

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Cameron Maybin – Stop shaking your hand like that’s the reason you didn’t get to second.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Lead-off double by Ray Durahm. I think Ryan Braun and Prince Fielder are due-up.

    *Fuck you, Maybin.

  • Ivan

    Finally Durham.

  • UWS

    Leadoff double for the Brew Crew.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Did you guys hear that Durham led of the bottom of the 7th with a double?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Nice job by Durahm, Braun grounded one to the Aramis Ramirez and Durahm waited until Aramis threw the ball until he took off for third.

  • Ivan

    Drive him in Fielder.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    It’s go time, J.J.

  • Ivan

    Hit a Homer Hardy.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Fucking Endy Chavez.

  • Ivan

    Fuck Chavez.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Wow. Cantu really drove that ball. Mr. Met loves it.

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

    Glenn Close???

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Bases juiced for the Brew Crew, one out.

    • Ivan

      Fuck You Hart.

  • UWS

    What, no Kate Smith for GBA at Shea?

    And pipe down, Cohen. It wasn’t that great a catch.

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

      Seriously, it was good, but not THAT good.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Scariest rendition of God Bless America ever.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Plate discipline is a foreign concept to Corey Hart, isn’t it?

    • Ivan

      Corey Hart is to Plate Disipline is to Sarah Palin is to Foreign Policy.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    There you go, Craig Counsell.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    LoL @ Endy Chavez hitting the ball in the air.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Wow… How many pitches has CC thrown? Do they let him hit if Kendall gets on base?

    Forget it. Kendall sucks.

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

      94 pitches. I’d leave him in.

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Would have been a very interesting decision of Sveum had been forced to make it.

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

          I would have left him in either way. If he came to bat, that means they would have scored at least 1 more run and had the lead, plus CC can hit. You can’t give the ball to anyone in the bullpen.

      • Joey H.

        how cant you? who are you gonna give the ball to, gange?

        • Joey H.

          gagne*

          • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

            Gagne hasn’t allowed a run in his last nine outings (8.2-IP).

            • Joey H.

              LISTEN jamal fuck your stats the guy SUCKS. it seems like you are just chasing me down to shove some useless stats down my throat.

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                Why does everything have to be about sucking and guys who are girls and cocksuckers and shoving things down throats with you today? lol

                • Joey H.

                  Why do you have to be such a nim-picking asshole? it seems like you love starting little fires with everyone on this site.

        • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          Obviously you want CC in there, but if Kendall had, say, walked, you would be faced with CC hitting with 2 outs and the bases juiced in the seventh inning of what amounts to an elimination game. Just would have been an interesting situation, I can’t remember seeing a manager faced with a decision like that.

          • Joey H.

            You are totally right. I definitely wouldn’t want to be in his spikes.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    It’d be nice if the Brewers would stop sucking.

  • dkidd

    sit down jason

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    C.C. Sabathia is a fucking beast.

  • dkidd

    mooooooose

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Moose is doing work today, huh? Starting to get excited about the prospect of the big 20th win.

  • Ivan

    Lets Go Florida.

  • UWS

    Mooooooooooooose!

  • Joey H.

    There is no way to watch out of market games free right? or even just listen to them.. right? MLB.tv is the only way??

  • Ivan

    CC Da Monster.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    If I was a Mets fan I’d be in the middle of some cardiac arrest right about now. Wes Fucking Helms!

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

    Endy’s not catching that one.

    • Joey H.

      Yea make that wall 18 feet, make it 55 feet, the fact remains, Ya’ fuckedd

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Catch that, biotch.

  • Joey H.

    AND.. ITS OUTTTAAA HEEEERRREE… o wait. thats too bad. he didnt exactly loose it over that one.

  • Ivan

    WES HELMS!!!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, the clouds parted to let the sun peak through at Shea Stadium when Scot Schoenweiss came in. God himself wanted to see the suck.

  • UWS

    Hey Mike, any way we could get an overflow thread? My browser keeps crashing when I try to refresh…

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    CC’s hitting. Nice.

  • Joey H.

    107 pitches for sabathia through 8, hes gotta go out or 9

    • Joey H.

      i think if he can have a fast 9 i really think if its under 120ish he’ll go out for 10 lol. and i didnt realize johan santana was pronounced, Johan SONTONA. fuckin met broadcasting herbs.

      • BklynJt

        Aren’t announcers aren’t that great themselves… ala Kay & Sterling.

        • Joey H.

          In english please? arent announcers arent.. i dont get it. maybe you mean, Our announcers?

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

      He hit for himself in the bottom of the 8th.

    • dan

      apparently he’s going to hit this inning, so hes staying in

  • dkidd

    cohen: worst homer announcer ever

  • Patrick T

    What a gritty forceout by Cano. If only he had been benched in May!!!111111

    • Patrick T

      Oh my bad, I thought I logged onto a Yankees website. ;)

    • Steve H

      We’d have 115 wins. Ponson would be 20-6, Rasner 15-8. Wang never would have gotten hurt.

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

    Hah.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Ha Haa

    - Nelson Muntz

  • dkidd

    mets bullpen fail

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Mets’ bullpen: No pictures needed.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike A.
      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Dude… lol… Don’t you think that’s in somewhat poor taste so soon after that guy in Brooklyn fell to his death, naked, after getting tasered by the cops?

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

          I didn’t hear about that. And no, it’s not in bad taste. ;)

          • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            Just busting your chops.

  • Ivan

    fINALLY uggla.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Alright… now the Brew Crew has to get something done.

  • YankCrank20

    I really hope we find a way to bring Moose back.

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    (Putting on my Ryan Braun t-shirt)

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

    Ryan Braun is a man.

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      No, he’s a mensch!!

  • YankCrank20

    BRAUN!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Ryan Braun, give that man the MVP! ;)

  • UWS

    Ryan Braun = stake in Mets’ hearts.

  • Ivan

    YESSSSSSS!!!!

  • dkidd

    imagine what the shea closing ceremony will be like if the mets are eliminated? will jose reyes give a speech to the fans from the pitchers mound?

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    THE HEBREW HAMMER!!!!!!!

    • Steve H

      The HEBREWER!!!

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

        Haha, priceless.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    I really want a Rays-Brewers match-up in the Fall Classic.

    • Steve H

      So do the networks…………

      • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        If you just keep the ellipsis going for more than three dots does that mean it’s super-duper sarcastic? Is there a relationship between length of ellipsis and extent of sarcasm?

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Marion Barber is a man, he’s 80.

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

    I bet Minaya’s laughing all the way to the bank.

    • Joey H.

      You mean all the way to the unemployment line, dont you?

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

        4 yr extension baby.

        • Joey H.

          Nope, thats false. until the season is over its unannounced. so after they loose this game then they say it was just a false rumor.

          • Steve H

            Even if unannounced, is it signed? That’s the important part, which we don’t know, but I would guess Omar signed asap.

            • Joey H.

              Im sure if he inked the papers it would have been announced. Any other situation is stupidly wrong

              • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                That’s not true. They can certainly sign and date a contract and just hold off on releasing a press release for a few days, there’s nothing to stop them from doing that.

  • Ivan

    Kevin Greg if you fuck this up.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Dustin Pedroia: MVP caliber GIDP.

    • Patrick T

      It was fuckin gritty though, wasn’t it.

  • Joey H.

    Wow, that was a huge, yet close play

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Heh, Dan Uggla with a Web Gem?

  • giselle

    are buffalo bills games televised in nyc?

    • Joey H.

      The buffalo WHO? lol nah ive never seen any

      • giselle

        i have marshawn lynch on my fantasay team, so i want to watch him play.

        in other news, anquan boldin took a HUGE helmet-to-helmet hit with 30 seconds left in the game and didnt get up. everyone got down on one knee and said a prayer. scary…

        • Joey H.

          Do what i do, go on yahoo. they do good play by plays.

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

    Man, that probably would have been an inside-the-parker if it didn’t bounce over the wall.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Come on Sab-Boogie, get this shit done.

  • dkidd

    oh, jesus. anyone but arthur rhodes!!!

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Brewers win!

  • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    There you go, Brewers. Good work out of you today.

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

    And the Brewers win the World Series!!!

  • UWS

    Sabathia = clutch.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    C.C. Sabathia: “Fuck Yeah!!!”

  • dkidd

    guarantee you rhodes fucks this up

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

    I was offended by CC’s fist pump.

    • Steve H

      okay Goose.

    • E-ROC

      I was offended by Braun’s homerun celebration.

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    The N.L. MVP award spits at Carlos Delgado.

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

    Heh, they have the Mets’ game up on the board in Milwaukee.

    • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

      They did the same thing last year at Fenway. Had the Yanks-Orioles contest up and they saw Mariano Rivera give up that go-ahead double (forgot who hit it).

  • dkidd

    show some respect for the game, cc

  • Mike Pop

    cant wiat for the end of the met game to watch fans cryin

  • Joey H.

    Well, at least we didnt loose our last game at home for good O_o

  • http://www.new.facebook.com/home.php?ref=home#/profile.php?id=594331910&ref=name Jamal G.

    Look at the Jets with 56-points.

    • giselle

      kurt warner practically handed the ball to the jets in the first half of the game with all his damn turnovers. and favre capitalized. he had 6 TD passes today, i believe.

  • Ivan

    Hey Mike can you start another Thread? Cuz my this thread is slowing my comp down.

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

      Sure thing.

  • UWS

    Moose is out of the game after 6 innings. I am not in love with that move.

    • Joey H.

      Vintage girardi.

    • Steve H

      Might as well use the pen now, since Ponson’s going all 9 tonight.

  • Joey H.

    and im…. TAKIN’ CARE OF BUSINESS…. EVERYDAY!

  • E-ROC

    Harold Reynolds should be in the broadcast booth on a nationally televised station. He’s really entertaining and knowledgeable, at least compared to others.

    • Steve H

      Just keep him away from ladies.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is closing today right???? If Mo cant pitch, then I hope Joba pitches the 8th and 9th innings. Just got home, and watching NESN on the package, whats the word on who is closing this game for the Yanks?????????????

    • The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Mo has been shut down.

    • Mike Pop

      dude mo is hurt

  • dkidd

    phil coke is the real deal, isn’t he?

  • E-ROC

    Man, Shea is dead silent right now. It’s creepy.

  • Steve H

    Coke dealer!!

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

    New thread here: http://riveraveblues.com/2008/.....read-4759/

    I’m closing the comments here. Some people are having loading issues.