Game 17: A pitcher’s duel today, maybe?

So close. So close.
Game 17 Spillover Thread

They say the best way to get over an ex is to find someone else. In the same manner, the best way to forget about a loss is to see a win the next day. Hell, even watching a new game is enough to quell the feelings from last night’s game. After all, it hurt a lot more emotionally than it did in the reality of baseball.

Before we get into the highly-anticipated pitching matchup, let’s catch up with the injuries. Cody Ransom has been placed on the 60-day DL with a quad injury. This opens up a 40-man spot. Brian Bruney has been placed on the 15-day DL with a “strained flexor mass” in his elbow. It’s a muscle injury, rather than a ligament one, so that’s decent news. He’ll start therapy on the elbow with hopes that he’ll start throwing again next week. We can be optimistic now, but remember that Ben Sheets was optimistic all winter about his elbow, which had sustained an injury to the flexor tendon. Hopefully Bruney’s isn’t nearly as severe. Finally, Chien-Ming Wang is on the DL with “weakness in his hips.” You can see the news on Wang and Ransom here, while the bit on Bruney is here.

Onto the replacements. David Robertson is up for Chien-Ming Wang. Angel Berroa is up for Cody Ransom. They had to add the former to the 40-man roster, but didn’t have to make a move since Ransom was placed on the 60-day, thus temporarily removing him from the active 40-man. Mark Melancon has been recalled to replace Bruney in the bullpen. To clear 40-man room for him, they have straight-up released Humberto Sanchez. Since he was not designated for assignment, which would expose him to waivers, my guess is that he’ll sign a minor league deal to return to the Yanks and continue to work back to health. We’ll see on that, though.

Finally, onto the pitching match ups. In his career A.J. Burnett has tossed 56.1 innings against the Red Sox to a 2.56 ERA, striking out 53 to 21 walks, and allowing just 44 hits. Last year he pitched 27.2 innings against them, allowing nine runs (eight earned) and 21 hits while striking out 24 to 13 walks. The walks won’t help out all that much, but if Burnett can keep the Sox to two runs over seven innings that would be superb.

The Yanks’ drubbing of Josh Beckett in 2006 really hurt his career numbers vs. the team. His ERA stands at 5.33 in 74.1 innings pitched. His strikeouts are relatively low against the Yanks: 59 in those 74.1 innings, against 29 walks. Like Burnett against the Sox, Beckett pitched 27.2 innings against the Yanks last year. He allowed 10 runs in those innings, striking out 20 to 5 walks. Over the past few years, as opposed to 2006, Beckett has come out of the gates throwing strikes, hence his low walk total against them last year.

Lineup:

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Johnny Damon, LF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Nick Swisher, RF
5. Robinson Cano, 2B
6. Jorge Posada, C
7. Hideki Matsui, DH
8. Angel Berroa, 3B
9. Brett Gardner, CF

And on the mount, number thirty-four, A.J. Burnett.

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So close. So close.
Game 17 Spillover Thread
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    What does it say that my first reaction was “thank goodness Mike didn’t post the game thread?”

    • Joey

      whats funny is this is exact opposite of how we felt last year

  • Jake H

    Luckily the NFL draft takes 10 minute per pick so you don’t miss anything during each half inning.

    • A.D.

      Thats why they invented PIP, i’ll prob post what happens in drafy.

  • Jake H

    I got a question for Yankee fans. If the Yanks win and your wearing a certain yankee shirt or jersey do you keep wearing it until they lose?

    • Drew

      Helll no, I watch the games in the nude all day everyday.

      • John

        well, kind of but not really? There’s this one new shirt I have that when I wear it the Yanks are 4-0. So, instead of wearing it twice in a row, I’ll wear it like twice a week or whenever its really important to win, like against Cleveland game 2 and 4 (because my teacher is big Indians fan and I said they stunk, so it was necessary to tie up the series after a loss.)

        • DP

          Haha I did the exact same thing in 07 with a Kerry Collins jersey I had (Giants). I went to the Giants-Skins game in Week 3 wearing it (when they were 0-2 at the time), then when they beat the Jets, and then all 4 playoff games. 6-0 wearing that thing. Best thing good ole Kerry ever did.

  • manimal

    Am I the only one that wants Pena to start over Berroa?

    • Bryan

      nope, at least Pena can pick it and 3rd

  • http://161ststreet.wordpress.com Chris A

    I really hope we see a pitchers duel today.

    Were there any other options besides Angel Berroa for third base? Personally, I would rather see Pena start everyday, I mean if he is going to be up here, he should at least play.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Eric Duncan was the only other option, but he’s been moved to the outfield.

      • A.D.

        Leapfrof with Malec, after all they brought Halsey up from AA to start.

  • John

    I still can’t get over yesterday, even though it’s only April. But if we win the series and can steal one from them later in the year, I would be ecstatic.

    • Tom Zig

      Last night will be all but forgotten if we win today and tomorrow.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Should I start Beckett in my fantasy team today?

    • Drew

      yes, It’s a win-win. If he sucks, good news for the yanks, if he’s great, good news for your fantasy team.

      • John

        its also a lose-lose…if he sucks, it sucks for his fantasy team. If he’s great, bad news for the Yanks.

        • Drew

          It’s also a win-win. lol

          • John

            so it’s a win-lose?

            • Drew

              no, a win-win-lose-lose

    • John

      NO!!! then you’ll root for him

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I’ll hope Beckett only gives up one run while Burnett gives up none so it’s just enough to win the ball game.

    • Joey

      As long as there is no bitching if he gets killed or cheering if he’s not hitting us. Real fandom >>>>>>>>>>>>> fantasy

      And no glass half full statements either. Can we add those to the RAB commenter guidelines?

      • Joey

        **no hitting

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

    I was wearing my Rivera shirt yesterday.

    Today, I am wearing a green spaghetti strap top from Old Navy.

    • DP

      Hot.

    • manimal

      I’m wearing my sabathia jersey with my game used(by Melancon) Trenton Thunder hat.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

      Yesterday, I wore men’s clothing and the Yanks lost. Therefore…..

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

        Photos or it didn’t happen.

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        I want to see pictures of both of you in your green spaghetti strap tops!!!

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

          I am not nearly attractive enough.

          • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

            I saw your picture the other day and I have a differnet opinion on that.

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

            That does not change my opinion either.

          • Whitey14

            Wellllll, brunette’s are fine and blonds are fun, but when it comes to gettin’ a dirty job done….

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Becks,

      congrats on predicting Melancon will choose #39. :)

  • manimal

    Burnett needs to go deep in the game, set a commanding tone early, and limit the walks. If he can do that then we will win this game.

  • Expired Milk

    Ok whos first born are we sacraficing to get the season back on track. I already spent mines on the Giants superbowl win.

  • DCR

    I am wearing my Raiders jersey. The draft is on one TV, the game is on the other.

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

    Holy crap, how frickin’ high are the walls in citi field?

  • Bryan

    ahahaha, did anyone see peteabes last update?!

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

    Girardi said on the pregame that Bruney had some inflammation in the flexor, not the ligament. So they’re just going to DL him to let him heal, but there’s no real long term danger.

    Cant wait to see Melancon. And Hughes, for that matter.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      and of course, Lohud had this 90 minutes ago.

      “UPDATE, 2:30 p.m.: Bruney has what they are calling a strained flexor mass. His ligaments are fine, it’s a muscle injury. He will not throw for a week and they’re hoping that takes care of it.

      It’s “mix and match” time in the eighth inning according to Girardi.

      Ransom hasn’t had an MRI yet but they’re convinced his tear is serious and so he’s on the 60.

      Also, Sanchez was flat-out released, not DFA’d. His inability to stay healthy caught up to him. The Sheffield trade hasn’t worked out too well. Sanchez was the key to that deal. They also got Anthiny Claggett and Kevin Whelan.”

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

    From PeteAbe:

    “If you remember nothing else from this blog remember this: Never shake hands with Tim McCarver if you see him coming out of a bathroom. That’s all I’m going to say. Just don’t.”

    http://yankees.lhblogs.com/2009/04/25/big-night-for-the-molinas/

    WTF???

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

      You beat me

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      Wow, scratches his ass from under his pants and STILL doesn’t wash his hands, huh?

      What a savage. No wonder he hates the Yanks. He hates civilized, big city types.

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

        ewewewewewewewew

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

        And I still think you’re being a bit…say, gentle…in describing what probably happened…

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

          Yeah, it took me a while to comprehend what a complete barbarian this guy is. But know I know what you mean.

  • Drew

    So my Skins got lucky 13..

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

    Rather intriguing update from PeteAbe:


    UPDATE, 3:50 p.m.: If you remember nothing else from this blog remember this: Never shake hands with Tim McCarver if you see him coming out of a bathroom. That’s all I’m going to say. Just don’t.”

    • whozat

      That’s the kind of inside info I love.

      Also, it seems ridiculous to me that anyone could call the Sheffield trade bad.

      Starting condition:
      No Gary Sheffield

      Ending condition:
      No Gary Sheffield + Claggett, Whelan and Sanchez

      Even if none of them ever get to the big leagues, what did the Yanks lose?

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve

      I feel sorry for his producer. This animal drops a deuce and doesn’t wash his hands, and now he’s going to hand him his microphone between innings. Next thing you know the guy is having his lunch, which consists of a sandwich, potato chips and celery sticks and then he spends the next 3 hours with the runs.

      Poor bastard. He’ll never know what hit him.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Kenny R: A-Rod could be back on May 8th.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    Lions take Stafford – I didn’t see that one coming. Really thought they would be getting Crabtree or Heyward-Bey.

  • A.D.

    Mel Kiper Jr. is the man

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

    Think they get Swish to read the line up again?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      that would be awesome. Melancon would be awesome too.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        what? no special announcer? boo.

  • Joey H

    Lineup looks much better knowing Berroa isn’t as much of an automatic out as Ransom.

    • John

      Not yet…

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    The Yankees have hit Beckett to the tune of a .772 OPS for his career. Keep it going, Yanks.

  • Joey H

    Something to watch for: Posada catching AJ. Hasn’t Hava caught AJ all three times so far? Think this will make for anything disastrous.

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

      He has to eventually, unless Girardi wants personal catchers…

  • Brooklyn Ed

    I hate Lowell. Robbed 2 hits so far.

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

    I still hate Mike Lowell.

    Funny story, my close friend was on a plane from Buffalo to Boston last year, and Lowell was on the flight, but my friend couldn’t understand what was so special about it since he’s not a baseball fan…

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Benjamin Kabak

    Can someone please tell Mike Lowell enough with the good plays at third base?

    • Brooklyn Ed

      I think he’s trying to prove to everyone that he never had hip surgery.

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

    WTF is that on Beckett’s chin?

    • Joey H

      What I call stuff like that isn’t appropriate for a family blog.

    • Drew

      That shit on his chin has some shit on its chin.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        IETC.

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

      Ask Tim McCarver.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Have they mispronounced “Melancon” yet?

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

    Yay! The Yankees won’t get no-hit =D!

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

    Johnny D. is unimpressed by your fastball.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      He said “Ho-Hum” to that shit.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    it should be 2 on, no outs. I hate you Lowell.

    • Joey H

      3* on now..

    • Brooklyn Ed

      should be bases loaded, no outs. seriously damn you Lowell.

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

      Bases chucked no one out…but then again, maybe it’s a good thing the Yankees don’t have that situation…

  • Joey

    2nd Overall Pick (Rams): Jason Smith (OT / Baylor)

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    STFU Tim.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    I love how John Smoltz was a great signing for the Sox, yet he hasn’t pitched yet.

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      BARD ZOMG1!!!11! TEH 100MPH!!1!11!

  • John

    Cmon Yanks PLEASE GET A HIT WITH RISP!

  • Joey H

    Is it me or does Beckett look like he throws EXTREMELY hard. The popping of the mitt is nuts.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Swish looks happy.

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

    Nice catch on that cross-up by Varitek. I’m serious.

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

    Holy fuck up Tim ass-scratching McCarver =D

    • Bryan

      I hope that McCarver thing catches on…

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    There was just a scout for the Reds at the UConn game. I chatted w/him a bit, he said the UConn pitcher’s slider was going 88.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    work that count, Swish.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    I’ll put in my two cents again. Maybe we could try a chat during games? Like one where anyone can comment at any time. That way we wouldn’t have to keep reloading these pages with all these comments. It’s tough because they come pretty quickly. Plus it’d be fun to have even more instant-type-feedback. Any word from the mods?

    • Joey

      We’ve been over this. It would be way too hectic, no reply buttons everybody just adding their 2 cents. No conversations would be happening b/c everybody would talking about different shit.

      • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

        Lets give it a try. Oh just once and see how it actually happens :)

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

          I’ve tried it via another active community. It doesn’t work.

          • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

            It would just seem more fun than having to go through the drab of reloading the page every so often to find comments. Plus when the thread gets to like 200, it is hard to go through it. Give us a chat and maybe a thread too then?

            • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

              Haven’t you guys ever heard of IRC? It would be just like that

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Swish really do hate Beckett.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgZi-zaOshQ

    :D

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Wooo!

  • Drew

    How good is Swish!?

  • Jake H

    Noodle arm!

  • John

    I <3 SWISH!

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

    Swisher is the MAN

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

    Love that Swisher at-bat.

    • Raf

      from two quick strikes to a full count then a base hit. great job.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    In my view, as good as the Yankees were in the first half of this game, that’s how as bad they’ve been now.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    That was a great AB by Swish.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Teix should have tagged.

  • A.D.

    I’d prefer Posada batting 5th, Cano 6.

  • Tom Zig

    Maybe we’ll score more runs if we don’t put runners in scoring position…

    • Drew

      We’ve already got 2. Jeez Louise

  • Joey

    3rd Overall Pick (KC): Tyson Jackson (DE / LSU)

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

    Yay Jorgie!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Mighty Mouse, baby!

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

    Posada hit a good pitch there.

  • John

    Hip Hip Jorge!

    Does Tex look funny running to anyone else?

    • Drew

      He looks like he’s riding dolphins, doin flips and shit.

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

        This inning was definitely on a boat.

      • John

        LOL

  • Jake H

    Nice inning so far.

  • Raf

    run up that pitch count.

  • Tom Zig

    Beckett needs to shave those pubes on his chin.

    • Joey H

      Prison Pussy. Heh. I said it.

  • John

    Damn you KC! I wanted the Broncos to get Jackson! Hopefully, McDouchebag does not draft Sanchez or Wells.

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

    Beckett’s over 30 pitches already. Love it.

  • A.D.

    Tyson Jackson = OVERDRAFT.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    C’mon bases juiced for Berroa.

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

    Matsui swung at ball four there…

    How many pitches did Beckett throw that inning?

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

      36.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Bad at-bat by Matsui.

  • A.D.

    Matsui saw 5 balls and swung at 2 of them

  • Brazilian Yankee

    The strikezone seems really tight today, I hope we don’t get wild AJ today.

  • manimal

    Great start so far.

  • Joey

    4th Overall Pick (Seattle) : Aaron Curry (LB / Wake Forest)

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Their line-up is even sponsored by Taco Bell.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    c’mon Aj, dominate those Sox.

  • Drew

    AJ’s demonic smile=money

  • A.D.

    Aaron Curry. #4

  • manimal

    Seahawks drafted Curry. I can’t believe the Chiefs passed on him.

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

    The Jets are so not gonna get Sanchez though, they’re too far down.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Lil’ Fighter.

  • manimal

    LOL “little fighter”, “as feisty as it gets”

  • Joey H

    So who else was impressed with Robertson’s two IP last time up. Can he actually be a legit reliever?

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Definitely. He’s got a great K rate and once he gets a handle on his control (down to his MiL mark of 3.6), he’ll be very good.

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

    stupid rat.

  • Joey H

    Remember that I called in the beginning of the year the AJ will have the best year out of the whole pitching staff.

    • mko

      Why don’t you remember us AT THE END OF THE DAMN SEASON ;)

      • Joey H

        Nope I know. Stay tuned. This guy wants to win. I’m telling you.

    • Drew

      Someone, give this man a plastic trophy.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    What the fuck is Tim McCarver talking about?

    • Joey H

      What is he ever talking about. Maybe too many foul tips off the mask as a youngster.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        Timmy is high and dope right now.

      • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

        Too many balls to the face in general.

        • Joey H

          Nothing beats Tito’s comment yesterday, and I quote “His balls were flying all over the place”

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      IETC.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Listed at 33 years old. Listed.

    • Joey H

      Angel Berroa status lol.

    • mko

      Where? BB-Reference says 31…

      • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

        According to Fox.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Ortiz best hitter of all time? yeah right.

    • Joey H

      Yeah till drug testing got more stringent.

  • Drew

    I <3 Big Papi

  • Jake H

    Nice 1st inning. I love to see Papi struggle.

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

    B-e-a-utiful. I heart the newer, suckier David Ortiz.

    • Joey H

      Stick a fork in him. He’s done.

  • Drew

    Angel, welcome to the New York Yankees.

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

    Man, some of you guys are heartless.

    It’s kind of a beautiful thing.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    So begins the Angel Experiment.

  • Joey

    JETS TRADE UP TO #5 FROM BROWNS

    • NJ

      Who did they trade?

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

    Hah, there’s TSJC on the draft broadcast.

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

      Damn, you beat me.

  • Joey H

    A BALL IN PLAY BY A YANKEE THIRD BASEMAN!!1!1!1!!!!!!!!1!

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

    I just saw TSJC on TV while watching the draft.

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

      should i be creeped out u know what he looks like well enough to recognize him in a 3 second clip?

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

        Haha no. I have a pretty good memory (not to mention that Mike recognized him as well).

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

        I just looked for the guy with the jersey half on, half off.

        • Mr.Jigginz

          Oh shnizzle that was TSJC?!?!LMAO!!!!

      • giselle

        he’s the one with the shirt half on, half off, right? everyone knows what he looks like.

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    So how long is Melky going to out OPS+ Big Papi?

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

    J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS….Have a quarterback!

  • Joey

    5th Overall Pick (NYJ from CLE) : Mark Sanchez (QB / USC)

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Way to go, Brett!

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

    Wow, Berroa and Gardner just looked overmatched.

  • A.D.

    Jets getting it done.

  • manimal

    Jets are getting sanchez

  • Raf

    was that 5 pitches to get through Berroa and Gardner? jeez

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    J-E-E-T! JEET JEET JEET!

  • crapmaster general

    dumb question – is there a website I can listen to the game online without any kinda paid membership thing? I’m at work with no TV…

    • Slu

      nope, not legally anyway.

    • Joey H
      • crapmaster general

        thanks very much! I was under the impression they only played news…

        • Joey H

          No problem man. However I can help. It’s better than listening to Buck and McCarver ;)

          • crapmaster general

            a root canal is better than mccarver. and as stephen king said, he “is the reason why the mute button was invented.”

  • manimal

    hahahahha TSJC… oh man.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Anyone watching the draft, they showed TSJC

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

    Oh Timmy butt scratchin’ boy, the Yankees won in 1956…

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Just saw TSJC on ESPN right? Funny.

    • Joey H

      He’s really on TV?

    • Drew

      Was he happy or booing the pick

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Looked like a happy Tommie to me.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

      Can we get a screen grab or a clip, eventually? This is a moment.

  • Drew

    Jets stole my QB, MFers

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    Stupid fucking trade.

  • Dkidd

    What does tjsc think of the sanchez pick?

    • mko

      Who is TJSC?

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

        RAB regular tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

  • Drew

    Does anyone else love this square butts commercial?

  • Joey

    Jets trade 1st round pick (17), 2nd round pick, Kenyon Coleman, Brett Ratliff, Abram Elam for Browns 1st pick (5)

    Not a bad trade up

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

      holy crap they must think the world of this kid.

    • Joey

      Even if you’re not a huge Sanchez fan, that trade up is damn good

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

      That’s A LOT.

      • Joey

        Besides Elam I’m not a fan of Coleman and Ratliff was going to be a (good) #3 anyway, they would have picked up some other QB whether it was Campbell or whoever no matter what

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

    Looks like Mangini wanted some of his former players.

  • Joey H

    Okay after this half inning I’m putting the A/C in the window.

  • Jake H

    AJ’s curve has been off the last 2 games.

  • Joey

    6th Overall Pick (Cincinatti) : Andre Smith (OT / Alabama)

    • Joey

      doesn’t seem like the brightest pick, unless they like huge manboobs. I figured the Bengals were more into criminals though

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

    Aysh Bay, go walk the plank =D

  • manimal

    Anyone else see that baby crying when Andre Smith got picked

  • A.D.

    Andre Smith, helping out Palmer.

  • John

    Swish is so awesome he predicted where that ball would land before it was hit

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Mike Lowell doing his best Cody Ransom impression there.

  • John

    Good God Burnett is nasty!

  • Tom Zig

    Any one ever realize how slow of a team the Sox are? Yet they are really good defensively.

    • John

      Pure Grit

  • Joey

    7th Overall Pick (Oakland): Darrius Heyward-Bey (WR / Maryland)

    I’m officially confused now

    • Mr.Jigginz

      Typical Raiders…LMAO at The crypt keeper(Davis.)

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOL I thought the Giants were gonna get him by some mock drafts I saw. Great pick Oakland =/

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

    Overdraft of Heyward-Bey?

    • E-ROC

      By mile……

    • Joey

      Granted I’m just a fan thats heard a shit load of draft coverage from everywhere, I would not have been shocked if he went in the last quarter of the 1st, he is speed and suspect hands

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

    Wow, DH-B over Crabtree.

  • manimal

    Epic fail. Why would you ever pass on Crabtree for another WR.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    And it’s not even the Lions who are reaching for a WR

  • manimal

    Youve got to love how we are shortening their starters to about 5 innings.

  • Tom Zig

    Fenway Park is NOT a big ball park.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Cano…patience.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      I’ll STFU now.

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

    That swing and miss was almost comical.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Grit comes in by boat to the Boston Harbor where it is hailed as wicked ahsome. Then it is trucked through the Ted Williams tunnel where it is wicked admired by everyone in their cahs. Then it makes it way over to Fenway and dumped into the Sux locker room where its wicked psyched to be heah.

  • John

    HELL YEA CANO!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Cano = awesome.

  • Drew

    Fuck you JB!!!

  • A.D.

    BAM CANO

  • E-ROC

    BLAST!

  • J

    ROBBBBBBBBBBYYYYYYYYYYYYY! FOUR ZIP!

  • Jake H

    Fuck you beckett.

  • Joey

    Robby!

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

    You see, real second basemen with power can hit home runs sans the aid of the Green Monster.

    • Whitey14

      That doesn’t make much sense since the Wall takes away more Home Runs than it gives. (Except when talking about wallscrapers)

  • manimal

    How he hit that out, I have no idea.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    dude, seriously..who would wear a Brewers jersey to a Yank/Sox game?

    epic fail.

    • Drew

      ietc

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      There was a guy in my section the other day in a Pirates jersey and hat. At a Yankees – Oakland game. Fail.

      People in Chicago do that all the time, when I lived there I used to see people in full Cubs gear at Sox games and vice versa. I don’t get it at all.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Thank you Pesky Pole.

  • mko

    Hmm, Beckett is throwing an awful lot of breaking balls…

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

    Robbie Cano, whaddya know.

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

    Robbie doesn’t like Beckett’s chin hair.

    • Tom Zig

      Is it mandatory to grow facial hair when on the sox?

      • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

        It’s a sign of scrappiness and gives them “Street cred”. It’s the whole “I’m too busy working my butt off to shave” thing.

  • manimal

    Isn’t it nice when everything is working right? Offense is hitting, Pitching is doing well, now we just need the bullpen to shut em down.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Hideki getting back to his old habits of rolling over on outside pitches.

  • A.D.

    Heyward bay has the raw athleticism but lacks polish, I guess with the raiders not looking to win now don’t mind, that said if you’re going that direction (i.e. higher risk) I’d have gone Harvin.

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Michael Crabtree says hello.

      • Joey

        And Maclin

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Nick Green can’t field, ahh the memories of him playing for the Yanks 3 years ago. :(

  • Joey

    8th Overall Pick (Jacksonville): Eugene Monroe (OT / Virginia)

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Beckett with 70 pitches so far, awesome!!

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

    Wait. Our 3b just got a hit?

  • Tom Zig

    That’s just sad, Berroa got a hit off of Beckett.

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Angel Berroa with his first hit since the Dead Ball Era.

    Oh, my bad… Didn’t realize the jokes not really funny anymore.

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

      Thank you.

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Eh, now I feel bad, I shouldn’t pick on Pete Abe, he takes enough punishment and I think he does a nice job with his blog (whether I agree with some of his opinions or not). That joke was actually funny, to me, when he first wrote it, he just beat it into the ground.

  • Tom Zig

    Station to station kind of line up? Ehhhh not exactly.

  • Jim

    Oh shit! I just heard a bird flapping it’s wings outside and it sounded like it was struggling so I looked outside. There was this huge bird with a dead bird in it’s claws, and there was blood smeared onto the concrete in my backyard. And I live in Staten Island, NY. I have no clue what kind of bird that was but it was gigantic.

    • Tom Zig

      Albatross.

    • Charlie

      picture?

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

      Dude, I was sitting in traffic waiting to go into the Lincoln Tunnel a few years ago, and there was a flock of pigeons chillin’ on top of one of the big billboards where you make the loop to go into the city. A hawk came swooping in and picked off one of the pigeons from atop the billboard, and there was a huge puff of feathers. I was sitting in the car like “did that really just happen?”

      • Joey

        My dad was driving with the moon roof open and he saw a fuckin crow or whatever dive bombing him. Instead of pulling up the thing hit the car (while it was moving), feathers and blood everywhere inside the car. When it all settled down the head was in the console by the parking brake, the body was in the back by the speakers. That was freaky when he came home covered in blood and shit all over the car

    • Charlie

      I went to college in Staten Island, Wagner College, and there was a resident hawk on campus that would routinely decapitate squirrels.

  • Drew

    Station to Station. 7 of the 9 guys are not station to station.

    • Whitey14

      What? Can you name the 7 so the rest of us can make fun of the list?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Gardner is weak.

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

    My air conditioner is making weird noises I’m a little freaked.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Becks,

      to back up my point about you correctly predicting the number game. here: http://mlb.mlb.com/team/player.jsp?player_id=453343

      :D

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      I hope it eats you!

      I keed, I keed. This heat is making me a bit delirious, I wasn’t prepared for it at all.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Did they seriously just ask Joe Girardi about NASCAR?

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      It’s FOX, just be happy they didn’t ask him if he would swap wives with a Red Neck for a week for the chance to win $1,000,000.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    holy crap, 2 outs already? nice.

  • Joey

    9th Overall Pick (Green Bay): BJ Raji (DT / BC)

    (Probably, hasn’t been officially announced yet, but his camp was going crazy celebrating, and unless they have a relative that just went into space I don’t see any other reason to celebrate like that)

  • Albert = Machine

    Erin Andrews is a babe

    • A.D.

      Shes looking top notch today.

      • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        I’m so loyal to Melissa Stark that I think it makes me not like EA as much as everyone else. Melissa is the original. There can only be one.

        • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

          There can only be only one.

          Geek fail.

  • Drew

    Dude that pinetar on Pedroia’s bat is way too high.

  • http://mulaz.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2008/07/manbearpig.jpg ManBearPig

    It is said that the Yankee’s facial hair policy is corporate, but I think the management is doing the players a favor by preventing them from making themselves look like douche bags (example A: Youklis, example B: Pedroia, and so on)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=15305165&ref=profile Doug

      What is it with white guys in the majors and douchey facial hair?

      Case in point: several members of the St. Louis Cardinals

    • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

      Worst Sawx Facial hair:

      5- V-Tek’s Grit-tee
      4- Pedroia’s Grit Stubble
      3- Beckett’s Soul Patch
      2- Youk’s “Captain Lou Albano” Beard

      and #1 by a mile

      Dice-K’s Pubestache

  • A.D.

    As a packers fan I like the Raji pick, Orakpo could have been great too, but he could be Gholston v 2.0

    • E-ROC

      Orakpo is a bit more polished than Gholston, and better against the run.

    • Joey

      There’s nothing wrong with Gholston YET. Mario Williams took a year to get accustomed to the league (remember when he was being called a bust at the end of his first season), I have absolutely no problem giving Gholston the same time. Especially now that Gholston has Ryan to coach him

  • E-ROC

    Goodness, Bronson Arroyo is horrible.

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

    Yikes, Varitek double clutched and Jeter still barely made it.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      Is it just me or did it look like he slid REALLY early?

  • Joey

    10th Overall Pick (SF): Michael Crabtree (WR / Texas Tech)

  • mko

    Crabtree is a 49er? Don’t they need a quarterback first?

    • E-ROC

      They have Alex Smith to play QB.

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

    Mark Teixeira: These boots are made for walking…

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Mark Teixeira: These cleats are made for walking…

      ..correction fixed. :D

  • Drew

    Will Orakpo really slip to my skins!!!??

  • Brooklyn Ed

    oh look, Boston is sending their rookie pitcher out. hopefully their bats will be alive!!

    • JobaJr

      Beckett is gettin’ shelled!

      • JobaJr

        Check that, 6-0!!!

  • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    Swisher should really be more careful when he calls time-out.

    Safety first.

  • Drew

    Thats my shit

    • http://mantisfists.files.wordpress.com/2008/10/julius-carry-aka-shonuff.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Dude keep that stuff to yourself. Overshare.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Cano = clutch hitter today!

    :D

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

    Way to be, Robbie!

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

    Canó Can Do! YAY ROBBIE!

  • Bryan

    Robbie Cano! Dont ya know!

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

    Ah, good ol’ Robbie.

  • Drew

    But we’re station to station

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Cano you are redeemed after yesterday. Hell you’re more than redeemed.

  • Joey

    11th Overall Pick (Buffalo): Aaron Maybin (DE / Penn State)

  • JobaJr

    IT’S ROBBIE CANO, DON’T CHA KNOW!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Bonus call for Beckett there…stupid.

  • Charlie

    Anyone else growing tired of the wolverine claws everytime they show a replay….

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt ACTY

      It really isn’t that good of a movie.

  • Drew

    Melancon should just be arriving.