Game 10: Home Sweet Home

A first look at the Stadium food
Game 10 Spillover Thread

The Yankees are the only team in Major League Baseball that has yet to play a game at home, but that all changes today when they open their brand spankin’ new stadium. The day will be filled with ceremonies featuring the who’s who of Yankee alumni, highlighted by Yogi Berra throwing out the first pitch. Kelly Clarkson will sing the National Anthem (could be worse, trust me), and both the pitching rubber and home plate will be moved to the Yankees Museum in the ballpark after the game. The pre-game ceremonies start just past noon, when the West Point Band will perform in center field. You can find a full schedule of events here.

The Yankees are coming home after two big wins against the defending AL Champs down in Tampa. David Robertson was called up to replce Xavier Nady on the active roster, so the bullpen is in good shape. Brian Bruney may not be available after completely pwning the Rays the last two days, so Damaso Marte looks like the Bridge to Mo today. The last two AL Cy Young Award winners will face off on the mound, with CC Sabathia making his third start with the Bombers against former teammate Cliff Lee. Here’s your lineup:

Derek Jeter, SS
Johnny Damon, LF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, C
Robinson Cano, 2B
Hideki Matsui, DH
Cody Ransom, 3B
Brett Gardner, CF

And on the mound, number fifty-two, CC Sabathia.

Note: The Yankees named Paul Olden their oxymoronic permanent temporary replacement for Bob Sheppard … Sabathia will be making his first ever start against the Indians today, his long-time former team … MLB.tv’s free coverage will cover all the pre-game ceremonies and the first inning, but that’s it … first pitch is scheduled for 1:08, but given all the pre-game stuff I’m going to say there’s zero chance that will happen. Look for the game to start around 1:20-1:30.

Photo Credit: RAB’s own Ben Kabak

A first look at the Stadium food
Game 10 Spillover Thread
  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

    hey joe… how do i get to look at that win probability in game? does fangraphs update it live after every at bat?

    • jon

      yes, go to fangraphs.com and on the left you can see live win probability. Click on that and you will get every game

      • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

        muchos gracias

        • Stephen

          muchas*

  • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

    I really wanted Joba to get this start. Would have been more symbolic than CC. Our young phenom who could be starting opening day the next 10 years. The baseball gods would have made it extra perfect if it was Joba vs. Pavano.

    • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

      CC is our best pitcher, our ace, thats why he should get it

      if u want to go the “symbolic” route, id rather see dandy andy than joba

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

        How is Andy Pettitte (Who is part of the old Yankee generation)more symbolic than Joba. Joba is not a high priced FA and projects to be the future Yankee ace.New stadium new players new generation.

        • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

          u could argue that joba starting would symbolize the next 10 years, i certainly agree with that

          but you could also honor andy to symbolize the yankees as a whole and this successful era in general

          also, though technically he is, most of us dont consider andy to be “high priced FA” …. for one thing, hes no longer high priced… for another, he was a guy we drafted and developed, and hes been here almost his entire career

          we just differ in the sense u want joba to symbolize the yankees new era (the new stadium era) while i want andy to symbolize the yanks era since 96 (the 4 titles and constant playoff trips era)

        • steve (different one)

          New stadium new players new generation.

          right, thus CC Sabathia.

          • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

            I’m am content with CC.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          Joba is not a high priced FA and projects to be the future Yankee ace.New stadium new players new generation.

          Joba “projects” to be the new Yankee ace.

          CC IS the new Yankee ace.

          Moreover, it shouldn’t be held against CC that he’s a “high-priced FA import” because the old dynasty years titles were won largely through high-priced FA imports.

          • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

            cosign

        • Thomas

          Joba should not be starting the home openers. His fist pumps would be a disgrace to the old-timers, the opposing team, the Yankees players, the fans, the new stadium, the old stadium, baseball in general, and all of human civilization. Hell, if Joba ever pumps his fist in the new stadium, then the terrorists have won.

          Sincerely,
          Rich “Goose” Gossage
          Hall of Fame

          • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

            well played

          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            We agree with this statement. Joba has too much of a closer’s “bull in a china shop” mentality to start a home opener. Just like Nick Swisher, he’s bush league.

            Sincerely
            NYC Talk Radio and the MSM

    • jon

      Joba will not be starting opening day for the next 7 years, CC is going to do that

    • MattG

      Why isn’t Swisher starting?

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

        Then who is batting #4?

        • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

          swisher needs no DH

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

      The baseball gods would have made it extra perfect if it was Joba vs. Pavano.

      … because…

      • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

        i think its perfect no matter who hes facing as long as hes knocked out of the game by the 3rd inning

        (for the record that could be because of 8 ER or shoulder stiffness, ill accept either)

      • http://forums.projectcovo.com/images/smilies/e6omir.gif Expired Milk

        Because we would have our home grown product out pitch the crappy FA mistake that plagued the Yankees the past few years(Although it was a very reasonable signing at the time)

    • Tom Zig

      But the Baseball Gods came through with a more fitting match-up of Burnett vs. Pavano.

      • Tom Zig

        For sunday that is…

  • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

    does anyone know how roll call is gonna go down? if theyre still doing it and if they are what section will do it?

    im curious to see that

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Section 203

      • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

        thanks, cant wait to hear it

  • MattG

    So, they are carrying 13 pitchers today?

    • steve (different one)

      yes. will probably only be for a handful of games.

      • MattG

        Bad timing for Russo. He might’ve got the call.

      • http://www.blogtalkradio.com/pics/hostpics/5e4be77c-8e57-4d7a-8533-add8ed030ad5JerkStore.jpg Slugger27

        i wonder if robertsons available, i figured he wouldnt get called up unless he was, but he DID throw 3 innings the other day, and its only been 2 days of rest

  • Drew

    Good for D-Rob. He must be stoked for getting the call for the first ever yankee game in the new stadium.

  • Chip

    How is this game not on ESPN or Fox? I realize it is on in the New York metro area but for those of us with no YES, this is just strange. It’s like a playoff game that’s not on national television

    • Drew

      Mlb network

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Great. The Keeper of the Game (Costas) and The Grabber of the Asses (Reynolds). This should be interesting.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

          The Grabber of the Asses (Reynolds).

          Well played.

          (Full disclosure: It’s a little hard for me to be as hard on Harold Reynolds as I probably should be; he’s related to one of my very best friends.)

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            I’m just kidding. I actually like Harold Reynolds. I think he’s a great studio guy.

            • Joey H

              Oh that’s funny because I think he’s a douche bag racist.

              • Chip

                Yeah, I don’t get MLB network here so that really doesn’t help me. I just figured that ESPN would carry the game rather than having Sportcenter on all afternoon

                • Joey H

                  Would get blacked out regardless.

          • steve (different one)

            it’s ok, we all have “one of those” in our families somewhere.

            i am referring, of course, to B-Jobbers.

  • Drew

    Off to class… :( I hope the ceremony and role call goes way past 1 o’clock

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

    That is one kick ass guitar.

    • Joey H

      Did you see the Yankees guitar he had I think when they opened the hard rock.

  • Joey

    Who does John Madden think he is? Scott Boras? Stealing TNYS thunder! The nerve of some people!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Bernie Bernie Bernie. :D

  • Joey H

    LMAO. Bernie obviously isn’t playing and hes like .WTFFFF

    • Brooklyn Ed

      :lol:

    • Smitt Dog

      That looked really bad for a minute there.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    “It’s like the Roman-Catholic times, back in Rome, collosiums.”

    -Harold Reynolds 2009

    • Joey H

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      • Joey

        When all words fail you…

        (nicely done btw)

        • Joey H

          This isn’t my work. For those of you who aren’t on RAB long enough, that is known as a FACEPALM!

  • Joey H

    I think Michael Kay that dick is the only one to call Tino by his real name.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    I wonder how the Mets fans will react tomorrow when Randolph is back in Queens?

    • Joey H

      I can’t wait to bash them later tonight when the Yankees win and the lost their home opener.

  • Joey H

    Oh gee what do you know, Paul O’Neill decided the Yankees are more important than the fricken Cincinnati Reds.

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

    I wish Mussina was there.

    • Joey H

      He isn’t? Imagine the hand he would get after last season.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        so the PR are bastards for not calling Mussina?

    • steve (different one)

      me too. i wish he drove one of his tractors across the infield wearing a Chico’s Bail Bonds shirt.

  • dkidd

    i want mickey rivers’s hat and joe pepitone’s hair

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

    I’m pretty sure Dave Winfield could still be more productive in CF than Brelky Gardbrera.

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

    OMG Pavano is going to get booed into next year.

  • Joey H

    PAVANOOOOOOOO!!!!!111!!1

    • Joey H

      I invite you all at home to BOO TEHHHH FUCK OUT OF PAVANO!!!1!!1!!!

      • Joey H

        There are no boos for anyone on this team but wait till old Carl gets up there

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Here comes the booing for Pavano. can’t weird!!

    :lol:

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Kay better not be a dick and say “former Yankee” Pavano.

    • Joey H

      Wasn’t nearly as loud as I anticipated.

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

        Half the Stadium doesn’t realize he was a Yank since he was never on the field.

        • Joey H

          Lmao true.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        I think Yes lowered the volume. there’s more booing on Sunday for him.

        • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

          They did, you could tell by how loud the cheers were for Jeter

  • mko

    So far they’re almost on time!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    YANKEEES!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Can’t wait for Swisher’s ovation!

    • Brooklyn Ed

      ..and Teix’s.

      • mko

        Can’t hear anything because of this damn music…

        • http://www.YouTube.com/kevyyankees Kevin G.

          I am the only one who noticed that the Indians came out to the Imperial March but the Yankees came out to the Jedi theme.

          • usty

            They’ve been doing that for years when the linups are read before every game.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    This might actually get the 1:08 first pitch.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Everyone’s wearing their uniforms this year really loose…I like it. It’s old school. OLD old school.

  • Mike

    Nice reaction to Wang, thankfully

  • Chaz Fertal

    I know it was a loooong shot, but I was holding out a little hope that Torre would be there. It would have been a nice moment and would’ve been a big move from the Yankees. But I’m hoping for too much.

    • Chip

      I hear he has a job in LA he’s busy with right now

      • Chaz Fertal

        his games at 10 – plenty of time for a jet trip across country
        but yea i know im being ridiculous

      • Mike

        yeah lol how would he be here when he’s coaching the Dodgers…

        • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

          The same way that the Brewers’ bench coach is here.

          • mko

            They don’t have a game today.

          • steve (different one)

            the Brewers are off today and in New York tomorrow. the Dodgers are in California.

            apples. oranges.

  • Chip

    Awesome for Robertson, gets introduced at the new stadium right after being called up

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wow, Swish’s cheers are louder than Teix.

  • Dan

    damon and swishers handshake is beast

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Is it me or did Mo get the loudest cheers of anyone?

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

      He does every year.

    • Dan

      definetly

  • Christopher

    I’m not American but I love all the build up to big events like this in the States.

    • mko

      Same here.

    • mko

      And it’s amazing how the flyover is always exactly on time.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Kelly looks hot wearing that Yankee jacket. yeah, I said it.

    • usty

      Avg. looking female + teams sports apparel = +2 minimum added to her hotness. It’s a mystery why this is true but it always seems to work.

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

    Glorious \Glo”ri*ous: Kelly Clarkson’s ass.

    • Chip

      No complaining from this guy

  • bob

    Kelly Clarkson blew it.. couldn’t we have gotten a bigger name??

    • Chip

      Psh, she was amazing. Kelly Clarkson is all that is woman

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

      I thought she did fine. She was infinitely better than any of the crap that was sung during the WS and ASG the past few years.

      • Christopher

        At least she didn’t mime which tends to happen a lot at big events these days.

    • steve (different one)

      i am not really a fan, but Kelly Clarkson is a huge name.

      and when it comes to music, you’re never going to please everyone.

  • The Lodge

    How annoying is Susan Waldman.

    • Sweet Dick Willie

      Very.

      Very, very, very.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Ayayay, stop it with the mush. I’m already a mess… play some baseball!

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      2nd

  • Joey

    Isn’t the game on national TV (I thought ESPN)? Can’t find it anywhere

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      MLB network, but it’s probably blacked out in the NY area. Shame, cos Jim Kaat is calling it for them.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Yeah, they’re showing Marlins/Braves in the NY area.

      • Joey

        I’m in Orlando in a dorm, don’t have MLB network unfortunately. Hasn’t cut off on MLB.tv yet though. How could this game not be on ESPN?

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    Guess I was wrong.

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

    Nice job missing the first pitch YES.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Yea, didn’t even get a video of it to replay. Epic Fail.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        I mean the entire thing, not just a close up of Yogi throwing it.

  • Chip

    This whole stupid virtual 9 thing is a waste of time. I’d rather watch players wander around on the field than this

  • Joe R

    If Grady hits one out Mike I’ll dislike you!

    • Joe R

      Phew..

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Game on!!

  • AndrewYF

    First pitch right on time at 1:08pm. That’s pretty good.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Was 1:09 but who’s counting? (besides me)

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

    Poor A-Rod, not getting to be announced during the first game at the New Stadium, not being able to play. For shame.

    • Joey H

      Believe me, the tears are streaming. He’ll be back in ample time.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Good to know the texture of the dirt is the same from the old stadium.

  • Christopher

    My MLB.tv feed keeps switching between YES and MLB network, oddly.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Authenticity.

    • Joey

      mines staying with good old Harold Reynolds, but I’m not paying for it so I won’t complain about anything, hopefully it stays streaming

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    Not that I’m complaining at the moment, but shouldn’t LaPorta be up and in LF instead of Crowe/Francisco?

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

    Nice, easy inning from SiSi.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Jeter will christianize the new stadium with a lead off homer?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      watch, Ruth’s bat will give Jeter his home run power!! :D

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    What’s the over/under on game thread comments today?

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      1,000

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        872

    • Chip

      1000? Depends on how exciting the game is and of course it’s an afternoon game so maybe not

    • Thomas

      Well, it is a day game, so might be less commenters, but also home opener and first thread put up earlier than usual. So I’d set this one and two full spillover threads for the over/under.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        I’ll do my best to help get the over.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    Babe’s bat, pretty cool.

  • Joey H

    Breaking News! Indians RHP #44 Carl Pavano expected to miss next start against New York Yankees due to a stubbed toe while leaving the Dugout during opening day at Yankee Stadium.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      That wouldn’t surprise me.

  • manimal

    Im skipping last period of school to watch the game. Awesome.

    • Joey H

      Truant. Where have you been in the fantasy league and my broadcasts?

      • manimal

        MIA, sorry about that Ive been busy.

  • Joey

    Whoever is with Harold: Reasoning behind Jeter batting leadoff: Gardener is #9 and gets on base a lot, hit Jeter behind him. Ta da!

  • Bryan

    So whats the over/under on Michael Kay saying “thats the first …… at the new stadium”?

    • A.D.

      10

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        Only 10?

        15.

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

      At least twenty. Think out it, there’s hit, homer, strikeout, walk, win, loss, run, RBI, hit by pitch, pinch hitter, pinch runner, mound visit, pitching change, wild pitch, balk, broken bat, GIDP, curtain call, stolen base, YMCA, infield shift, blown call by the ump, fortuitous, ties a ML record by recording all three putouts in the innings, Jeterian … the list goes on an on.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        That’s great/horrible.

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

    So a Yankee corner outfielder who is a former Red Sox gets the first hit at the New Yankee Stadium; awesome.

    • ceciguante

      wow, way to spin it negative. a guy named ruth fits the same description, you know.

      first strikeout by a pitcher goes to the yanks.
      first hit goes to a yankee.

      come on, homer-

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        That was exactly Jamal’s positive spin on it.

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

      Negative? No, I’m saying it’s cool how the biggest Yankee ever is also a corner outfielder that was a former Red Sox.

      • ceciguante

        oh, i gotcha now. sorry, i misread it as sarcasm-

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Holy crap Lee. You do not hit Mark Teixeira.

    • Will (the other one)

      Apparently ol’ Cliff’s working on his Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde impression. It’s a two-year project.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Someone had to replace Daniel Cabrera.

  • Chip

    You’re serious? They don’t even show the entire first inning on MLB.com?

    • Joey H

      Why watch it on a computer? No TV near you?

      • Joey

        I’m in the same boat Chip is. No MLB Network, in FL so no YES, no MLB.tv this year. Stuck following on Gameday.

      • Chip

        Not in New York so no Yes and my cable provider doesn’t have MLB Network :(

    • AndrewYF

      YOU WANT TO BUY MLB.TV!

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Download the tvants player, I’m watching on espn (tw). Only problem: Chinese commentators.

  • Joey

    Fuck the stream cut out on me, guess I get to miss Yankee stadium opener. At least the Rangers won last night, makes me slightly less angry

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    So Nady told Michael Kay he’s done for the year?

    • Joey H

      No it is just one of those foregone conclusions by that numb nut.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        Nady or Kay?
        According to Kay, Nady told him “I’ve got nothing to do for the rest of the year.”

    • Will (the other one)

      Maybe, but even if he did, it doesn’t become truth until Nick Swisher says it.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        Maybe, but even if he did, it doesn’t become truth until Nick Swisher Mo says it.

        Fixed.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Swish is like “so you wanna play”?

    • Joey H

      Last son of a bitch to buzz him got taken deep.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        maybe next at bat.

  • http://theyankeeblog.com Shamik

    Cmon Swish!

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

    I heart Swish’s at bats.

  • Will (the other one)

    Gotta love Costas trying to make sense of Reynolds’ weather-forecasting comments.

    “I hadn’t noticed that.” How…diplomatic?

  • http://ibbw.wordpress.com Jamie

    Dude MLB.TV wont even load up now this is ridiculous i pay for this crap and it doesnt even work

  • http://theyankeeblog.com Shamik

    lets drive in a run Jorge!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    If everyone on the Yankees worked ABs like swish we’d never lose another game.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Unless players on the other team did the same thing to our pitchers. :(

  • AndrewYF

    First squander! Get that ball to the Hall of Fame!

  • http://theyankeeblog.com Shamik

    Damn I wish we would have gotten atlest onr run that inning…atleast we made Lee work

  • Chip

    Well, there goes the perfecto

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    CC don’t got great control. Think maybe he’s a little over excited?

    • Chip

      The ump hasn’t been giving him many of the close calls. A couple of those pitches to Shoppach could have gone either way (if Gamday is accurate anyway)

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      As I was saying…

    • Joey H

      So much for control.

  • Jonesy

    CC Sabathia blows!!!!!

  • steve (different one)

    gameday is stuck, what’s going on?

    • Joey H

      CC has been decent. Only 1 hit. XBH. Just struck out some bum to get out of the inning.

      • steve (different one)

        it’s 0-0?

        gameday had 2 men on base and said “in play- no out” for graffanino…seemed like cleveland scored.

        • Joey

          2 on for Graf with 2 outs and he struck out swinging. Gameday messed up

  • Chip

    Cody Ransom, solo HR this inning

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Who knew Tony Graffanino was still kicking around the big leagues?

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

      Yeah no kidding. When they announced his name during the pre-game stuff I was like “wow, good for him.”

    • Thomas

      Tony Graffanino’s Career:

      1. Irrelevant player on crappy teams
      2. Traded to Red Sox
      3. Good under appreciated hitter with grit and heart
      4. Makes error
      5. Irrelevant player on crappy teams

      • Thomas

        *5. Irrelevant player

  • mko

    Ouch, already 37 pitches for Sabathia through 2. Doesn’t have his best fastball control today, but he’ll make it work.

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

    I’ll say Robbie Cano gets the first HR.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    I got a full fledged man-crush on Robbie!

  • Tampa Yankee

    I like this Cano

  • Mike

    what the fuck matsui. atleast take some pitches.

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

    Hah, Boomer chillin’ in the bleachers. Awesome.

    • mko

      Beer’s back!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    David Wells in the bleachers? Awesome.

    Cody Ransom? Not awesome.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Man, I feel awful for Canó. No protection at all.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      He seems to be coping just fine.

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

    Kim Jones: “I wanna go to John’s basement!”

    Heh… heh… heh.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      LOL I didn’t make that connection.

      Me = Fail.

  • Tony

    You think Kimberly has been to Jeters basement?

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      What woman hasn’t?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

        *waves*

      • Thomas

        Only the hot females have. Jeter won’t just screw anyone.

    • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

      I think half the female population has been to Jeters basement

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

    Dave Winfield?

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    It could be worse. At least Kim didn’t say she wanted to, you know, play with tea bags in John’s basement…

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      LMAO

  • Tampa Yankee

    What the hell CC… bust!

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Great DP!

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

    LoL, Eric Wedge.

  • pepe

    CC really has no control on his fastball, thank god the change and breaking ball are working. also how did no one mention how crazy it was for kay to call cary grant the tom hanks of his generation. terrible baserunning

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      terrible baserunning?

      By Eric Wedge?

  • Brooklyn Ed

    a Jeterian play. :D

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    Kay didn’t say “the first DP”.

    WOW!

    • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

      Bust!

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

    First broken mic in Stadium history.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    A Jeterian hit, right there!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    MMMMM, “Beer-cheese-fondu” sounds good.

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

    Stop jumping on the God damn first pitch.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      That would make too much sense.

  • Christopher

    Way to work the pitch count guys

  • pepe

    swish is so raking

  • Chip

    Thank goodness we have Jeter and Swish around to run up his pitch count

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Nick Swisher = hero.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    SWISH!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Swish is awesome!!!

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

    How fitting would it be for an original member of the Joey Four Rings Club to drive in the first run(s) at the New Yankee Stadium?

  • pepe

    first rbi for jorge would be sweet

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

    Maybe you should laugh more, Posada.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Or stop hand pissing.

    • Tom Zig

      Or stop peeing on your hands.

  • WhizzoTheWize

    Whizzo finds Mr. Nick Swisher to be an outstanding human being.

  • Chip

    Wow Posada just flailing at everything today

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    OK, this RISP thing is getting old real fast.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    BERNIE!

  • pepe

    bernie is so soft spoken!

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    250 comments after 3

  • manimal

    Bern Baby Bern

  • pepe

    and still so under rated

  • pepe

    only michael kay thinks a hitter’s job is done by grounding out

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

    Hava Molina.

  • pepe

    well sadly not only kay

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Jose Molina. I got an autographed baseball from him just because of it.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Right now would be a good time for a strike out

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

      or that

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

    Mailed in the trivia question. Cake.

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

    Fuck. Yes.

  • pepe

    handsome cody ransom! what a play

  • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

    RANSOM

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    HOLY CODY RANSOM

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

    Cody Ransom, ever so slightly above useless.

  • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

    CODY!

  • BigBlueAL

    Damn Ransom!!

  • ceciguante

    first gold star goes to cold blooded cody ransom!

    exceptional

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

    I love Joe Girardi, he gets pumped.

    • Tom Zig

      Joe Torre would just yawn.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    seee.Ransom isn’t a butcher.

  • Tom Zig

    There we go Ransom!

  • http://8thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Who doesn’t know that trivia question?

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      Anyone born afterwards?

  • Tom Zig

    If only Damon had a stronger arm.

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      If “IF” were a “spliff”….

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    cody ransom as paris hilton would say, “thats hot”

  • A.D.

    Bats need to wake up this inning, or at least wake up with people on.

  • A.D.

    Bernie in the radio booth for anyone interested.

  • BigBlueAL

    Any reason why the Yankees called up another pitcher?? Is there really a need to carry 13 pitchers??

    • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

      With the way Alby and Coke have been used, yes.

    • steve (different one)

      roster shenanigans. they have to put Nady on the DL before they can open a spot on the 40 man.

      right now, the only position player they can call up without DFA’ing anyone is Juan Miranda (Cervelli is hurt, i think).

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

    This crowd sucks. Too many people who don’t give a shit about the team and are just there because it’s the cool thing to do.

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

      Don’t worry, it should clear up by the Oakland series.

  • Mike

    way to work that count cody

  • Tom Zig

    Come on Cody, there is no rule saying you have to swing at the first pitch.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Okay, can we pretty please with a cherry on top score a run this inning?

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Okay, now I’m getting upset.

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

        Don’t worry, they’ll win. The baseball gods are cool like that.

  • Drew

    Cmon Jeteski

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

    Green light.

  • Frank

    Anyone else think this crowd is embarrassingly quiet?

    • Mike

      yes. a hit here can change that though

    • Tom Zig

      Yes. Its like we are playing on the road.

    • steve (different one)

      the stadium is usually pretty quiet when the team isn’t doing anything on offense.

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

    Boy, I would sure love one of those unclutch three run homers in the first five innings outta A-Rod right now.

    • Tampa Yankee

      IETC

    • Yankee1010

      But the runs wouldn’t count, right?

  • BigBlueAL

    The 2008 Yankees are back.

    • steve (different one)

      relax. this guy DID win the Cy Young last year. we’re through 4 innings.

      • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

        Also the 2008 Yankees led the american league in BA. with 2 outs and runners in soring position

    • BigBlueAL

      I was just making a comment basically just making fun of the hitting w/RISP so far for today!!

      • steve (different one)

        i know, sorry if that came across harsh.

  • Mike

    SCORE A FUCKING RUN

  • Thomas

    Damn it.

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

    Is there a reason they’re touching the meat sans gloves?

    • steve (different one)

      uhh, what are you watching?

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

        YES showed a shot of the Lober’s place and the dudes cutting and touching the meats weren’t wearing any gloves.

    • A.D.

      Is it raw meat?

    • KW

      …TWSS?

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

      I’m pretty sure that you only need to touch prepared food with gloves. Raw meat, veggies, etc. you don’t need to because it’ll be cooked.

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

        Gotcha.

  • Thomas

    Hey, I’m Bud Selig. I make $18 million a year, but still haven’t bought new clothes in 30 years. I also was caught picking my nose in front of congress.

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    fuck CC throw strikes

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Sabathia’s walking quite a few today (for him, anyway), isn’t he?

    • Frank

      He’s all over the place and won’t complete six at this rate.

  • A.D.

    gunned down

  • KW

    Indians single handedly keeping the yanks in the game…

  • steve (different one)

    man, gameday sucks.

    • mko

      Why? Works great for me.

  • Bill R

    We’ve lost this game already

    • Yankee1010

      There’s a nice even-handed comment.

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

      ?

      It’s 1-0 in the 5th.

      • Bill R

        We can’t hit with RISP! We can’t win if we can’t hit with RISP!

      • Thomas

        Plus runs before the eighth don’t even count.

    • KW

      So far it’s like a battle of who wants it less

    • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

      Really? Gameday must be on quite a delay than because for me it says the score is 1-0 in the 5th.

  • BigBlueAL

    Quick out of topic comment, Mike that GW Goal last night by Dubinsky was pretty nice huh. Saw the highlight last night, pretty sweet goal and nice job by the Rangers w/o Drury.

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

      Definitely. Big Game 1 win on the road.

  • Tom Zig

    Michael Kay was a writer? Hah that must have been special.

    • KW

      The dude did graduate from my alma mater, the Bronx High School of Science!

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

      Oh yeah, for The Post no less.

      • http://www.myspace.com/sloanbruno69 Bruno

        Perfect fit. May Mo bless a reunion.

  • gxpanos

    Hey everyone.

    Love to see CC battling like this, without his best stuff. But I mean, can the Yanks get a hit with runners on? Jesus.

    • KW

      It feels like a bit like yesterday’s game, where they eventually break through. But that’s baseball eh? They look ok though, they just seem to be pressing a bit with runners on

    • Bill R

      No we can’t

  • BigBlueAL

    This has to be the ugliest 1 run allowed outing by a pitcher Ive ever seen by CC. But hey 1 run allowed is still only 1 run allowed.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Can’t believe it’s only a 1-0 game. Feels like it should be 10-8 right now.

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

    CC is so bush league, it’s the 5th inning of an April game!!1!!11

    /Mainstream media’d

  • Drew

    Does anyone here work for Northwestern Mutual?

  • SouthernYankeeFan

    need to geta run here at least one to get CC of the hook