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

    I hope Jason Bay loses his junk in an unfortunate smelting accident.

  • Slu

    I am trying to stay positive, but the last two days have made it very difficult to do so. I guess things have to get better…they can’t get much worse.

    • Drew

      Uhh, they can actually get a lot worse.

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

    Long time no see Whitey! How is your little girl doing?

    • Whitey14

      She’s fantastic Mike. Anxiously awaiting the arrival of her little sister in June :-) (And, wearing her Pink Ellsbury T-Shirt as a pajama top right now)

      Thanks for asking. How’s everything with you?

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

        Everything’s great! Congrats on the new arrival coming around.

        My little girl just turned one and she already claps at all the right moments during Yanks games.

        • Whitey14

          You gotte love ’em!

          Mine cheers for Jim Rice (I’ve explained many times that he was my favorite player), but doesn’t understand why he isn’t playing ;-)

  • A.D.

    Browns traded down AGAIN.

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

    Well, that got out of hand fast.

  • E-ROC

    I agree, Mike. Fresh arms in the ‘pen. Use the friggin’ quality arms you have!

  • JobaJr

    Pssshhhh.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Lol @ Manimal’s comment from the previous thread. Brother hit into a triple play. Oh man, I feel bad for him.

    • manimal

      lol yeah I did too. But I realized I was his brother so I rubbed it in his face.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        He’s teh A-Rod1!1!!!11!!! of his league.

        Unclutch mofo.

  • Jersey

    And I just remembered I have Burnett on my fantasy team. @#@!!

  • Jake H

    Posada has called a terrible game. Ump didn’t help but AJ also didn’t need to walk guys either.

    • 27 this year

      the walks aren’t Posada’s fault. Last week, AJ had 7 of them. How about we have Kevin Cash catch because of that.

    • DCR

      So did Molina call a terrible game when AJ walked the world and threw three wild pitches in his last outing?

  • desus

    and boom goes the dynamite.

  • 27 this year

    Lets hope Andy pitches well tomorrow or every one of our starter will have really high ERAs. Watch, when Hughes pitches, he will be our best starter.

  • A.D.

    Offense needs to re-start, get this one back.

  • Slu

    Was that a message?

  • Joey

    19th Overall Pick (Philadelphia from Browns (again)): Jeremy Maclin (WR / Missouri)

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      They are just stockpiling those picks.

  • DP

    The curse of Mike A. strikes again!

  • jonathan

    Being a yankee fan in april is the worst form of torture

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Agreed…
      But being in the summer is complete win.

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

    It jumped up a notch.

  • JobaJr

    Send jeter.

  • Evan

    Seems like Terry and Joe are just fine leaving their starters in there.

  • Jersey

    That’s how you start it off. Beckett is garbage.

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

    For all you guys might be complaining about it can’t possibly get worse…trust me, it can.

    Unless you’ve had the motherfucker of a month that I have had, involving close familial death and being told that hey, you’re a sucky student, trust me, it can get much worse than losing a baseball game.

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

      Also, remember Chase Wright giving up back-to-back-to-back-to-back home runs to the Sox? That was way worse.

      • DP

        I think something bad happened between 2003 and 2005, not sure though.

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

          I agree. 2004 was a debacle. The fact that there wasn’t a World Series due to a Player strike is shameful.

          • Whitey14

            Classic!

    • Slu

      Jesus, I was mentioning it can’t worse in a baseball sense.

      I think it is obvious that real life can get much worse than losing a baseball game or two.

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

        I was mentioning it can’t worse in a baseball sense

        What about losing 22-4 in just the third game at a new stadium?

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Agreed. I don’t think it is necessary to bring up personal life problems in this blog.

      • tim randle

        You-Know-Who could go to the DL…it could ALWAYS get worse.

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

        I got carried away.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          ;( . It’s okay Becca. Sometimes life sucks and I can understand where you are coming from because I too have lost an immediate family member. It can be rough.

  • Joey
    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Some f’d up shit.

  • keith

    how can you possibly justify pitching to bay in that situation? waht the fuck girardi?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Bullpen needed a break?

      • keith

        What? Walk him and pitch to Lowell

  • DP

    Haha PeteAbe is putting Girardi on the hot seat if they lose. What a dweeb.

    • manimal

      Every chair Pete sits in is a hot seat.

      Owned.

    • A.D.

      Its pretty simple with Joe Gs job, no playoffs this year, no job next

      DAMON!!!!

    • DCR

      Thanks for the shit call ump. I will take the homer instead.

  • Jake H

    What the fuck

  • JobaWockeeZ

    STFU Fox.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And now suck it Fox. I’m sure you’d love a BB instead of that HR.

  • Evan

    Where was that pitch before?

    • Evan

      *call

  • LiveFromNewYork

    I really love this blog and you guys but all the negativity and heart attacks (is it April or is my calendar wrong?) is killing me here. I don’t know if anyone else feels that way.

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

      RAB: Slowly turning into LoHud

  • JobaJr

    YEAH!!!!

    • JobaJr

      I REALLY JUST YELLED AS A LOUD AS POSSIBLE.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Dude, this one is over, remember? You can’t cheer for them now.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It’s tie game. We are teh suxor. We’re so bad that if we go into extra innings we lose because its tied and we suck.

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

    Reward that, McCarver.

  • yankeeswisdom

    HEALL YEAA DAMON

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

    My love for Johnny Damon knows no bounds.

  • manimal

    DAMON BABY!!!

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    THIS GAME IS OVER THIS GAME IS OVER WE CANT SCORE OMG WE SUCK.

    • JobaJr

      I hate myself too.

      • B.George

        Jobajr say Mark Melancon again

  • Alex S

    FUCK YEAH I CALLED THAT SHIT!!!!!!!!!

  • NYFan50

    We can thank Terry Francona for these 2 runs.

  • YankeeScribe

    JOHNNY FUCKIN DAMON!

  • Swisher’s Evil Empire

    Johny boyyyyyyyy

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

    UGE.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    DAMON! That’s right ump. We didn’t need that walk. AND DAMON’S ON MAH FANTASY TEAM!
    …And so is Beckett…

  • Jake H

    AJ can’t lose it now at least.

  • Drew

    Nothing like turning down a dinner date and getting rewarded with a two run jack.

  • desus

    Looks Like Jesus, Hits like Mary?

    eh. Sounded better in my head.

  • Joey

    20th Overall Pick (Detroit): Brandon Pettigrew (TE / Oklahoma State)

    (insert Detroit/Receiver/Millen joke here)

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Damon with a freaking payback!!

    :D

  • E-ROC

    Is Beckett still grinding out this game, douche bags??? Damon to Beckett: Tell how my ass taste!

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

    JOHNNY DAMON, RED SOX KILLA!!

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

      (this ties my fantasy opponent up in homers for this week but I DON’T GIVE A FUK)

      • manimal

        FUCK YEAH! I always forget Damon is on my fantasy team.

  • TC

    Francona on the hot seat?!!1?

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

    Pshaw, Fenway Park’s a bandbox.

  • Evan

    Yay, that felt nice.

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

    Terry Francona is all sorts of awesome.

    • Whitey14

      Yes, he is, however he made a bad move there after using most of his pen last night…..

  • 27 this year

    both Beckett and burnett pitched one too many innings.

  • yankeeswisdom

    To be fair I thnk burnett had a decent game minus Two pitches (the grand slam and the jason bay pitch). Beckette Just sucked balls. And I feel good knowing that beckket did just as bad as AJ.

    • Joey H

      It’s on Posada’s shoulders. I swear I’ve never seen so many curve balls called before. Especially early in the count.

      • B.George

        thank you I hate Posada as a catcher defensivley.

  • Joey

    Gotta give the fat man credit, he called at least tying the game this inning

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

      OK, his being fat has absolutely nothing to do with any part of a baseball conversation.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Ya, I’m fat. Bastards.

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

          More to love!

          • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

            Ya, I like fat chics.

  • Jersey

    Beckett = Le Garbage

  • A.D.

    Do the Browns trade down again??

  • Slu

    That was huge.

    The games in April count just as much in the standings as the ones in September. They can’t dig themselves out of a hole every year.

    • yankeeswisdom

      agreed. Im tired of sitting in 3rd in late August and having to come back and defy all odds. We are supposed to dominate.

  • Jersey

    I know four strikeouts is the “Golden Sombrero,” but what would four walks be? The Golden Loafers?

    • A.D.

      the great wait?

    • tim randle

      copyright that shit quick…well done.

  • yankeeswisdom

    By the way, I don’t know what it is but I cannot stand Girardi.

  • Drew

    I wrote this song a long time ago, a real long time ago.

  • JobaJr

    Delcarmen looks like a Rabbi. Anyone agree?

  • El Generalissimo

    The Yankees have to just get their head out of their asses and play the full 9 innings regardless of score. We need to win this game… it would be a nice confidence builder.

    Is it a prerequisite to be on Boston’s roster you have to have some form of of ugly facial hair?

  • Alex S

    Tex needs to get it going. this lineup will be sick with A-rod and Tex

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Have an advantage of bullpens? They’re both tired, STFU whoever said that on Fox. I’d rather have Ken Rosenthal who at least tries not to sound biased.

  • Jersey

    Looking at the box score, those are some ugly, ugly pitching lines.

  • A.D.

    Nice double.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And another monotone announcement. Then the Sox get 2 hits, “THEY’RE CATCHING UP! THIS IS A RALLY!!!!”

      • Jersey

        You guys just need to stop watching baseball on TV with the sound on unless it’s YES. Most sports announcers will always and forever suck, the only tolerable ones are generally homers.

        • A.D.

          I zone out the Fox announcers.

      • yankeeswisdom

        JOE BUCK IS A FUCKER…he has a man crush on the sox bullpen

  • Alex S

    S-W-I-S-H swish swish swish swish!

  • El Generalissimo

    I have an absolute bromance with Swisher.

  • Drew

    What’s that on Beckett’s and and ManDel’s face? It might be Doo-doo.
    http://www.pp2g.tv/vZ3x7Zw__.aspx

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Lol, Drew. Just awesome, I love that skit. “Dave Chapelle, that ain’t ya wife…GO HOME!!!”

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        I wrote this song in 94, 94.

      • Drew

        George W… Smith

    • Alex S

      run up in your spot like Cj from San Andreas

      lmao

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        I wrote this song a long time ago, a real long time ago. Oh man, when Chapelle was on, he wsa epic.

        “When keeping it real goes wrong”

        • Drew

          Sit down Frank!
          /Dmx Bark

  • Jersey

    Let’s go Robbie

  • Joey

    21st Overall Pick (Browns- FINALLY!): Alex Mack (C / Cal)

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

    Nick Swisher is so awesome the Cleveland Browns actually wanted to trade UP to take him #1 in the 2009 NFL Draft.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Hell Cleveland is looking to get LeBron.

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

    Hey! They pronounced Melancon right!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wow they pronounced Melancon right.

  • manimal

    Gah! He said Melancon right!

    • El Generalissimo

      If Im not mistaken isnt it pronounce mel AN SON

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

    So up above, LiveFromNewYork says:

    I really love this blog and you guys but all the negativity and heart attacks (is it April or is my calendar wrong?) is killing me here. I don’t know if anyone else feels that way.

    We’re certainly aware of this problem, and we’ve fielded more than a few complaints about this. The easy solution to it that doesn’t require overly vigilante monitoring of every single one of the 900-1200 game comments we get is mandatory registration.

    What do you folks think of that?

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

      I’m 100% for it.

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

        though I readily admit that I overreact all the time and thus may be part of the problem.

        • tim randle

          ^^^proof she’s really a woman. no guy would say that without a woman prompting him!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Uhh do they know the existence of LoHud?

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Registration???/??????

        What’s next, $19.99 a month to comment?

    • El Generalissimo

      I cant believe someone would write that…

    • Joey

      Sure, why not

    • Joey H

      Or bans of a few names. I can name 5 off the top of my head.

    • Arin

      I would be for this.

    • Slu

      I don’t think it will change much, unless you are going to ban people who are “too negative”.

      I know I am new here, but it doesn’t seem that bad to me. There are ups and downs during a game and people express their frustrations in the heat of the moment.

      If this is just going to be place to be a cheerleader, it probably won’t be as fun.

      And like I said above, the games in April count just as much as those in September.

      But hey, that is just one guys opinion.

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      I’m all for registration if it saves this place from going lohuddian.

    • A.D.

      I don’t think that would change anything, people would just register and then post and panic/be negative/troll.

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

      I don’t think registration solves the over reaction problem. It will however cut down on Trolls, changing of Names on comments and the “celebrity” post meme.

      It has pros and cons. Your regulars, like myself, won’t care, but it will probably cut down on your casual commenters.

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

        To both A.D. and Mike R.

        It’s not really about cutting down the overreaction problem but controlling it. Today I had to ban someone using multiple e-mail addresses and comment handlers but the same IP address, and then he hopped on another IP before we could shut it down. Registration makes it easier on us to enforce some semblance of order, but it also requires people to register with a valid email address. That’s the unpopular part.

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

          I’m fine with it. It is difficult for 3 guys to keep control of a blog this big without some sort of help.

    • Evan

      Eh, why not.

    • Dustin Pedroia’s Perverted Brother

      I think it’s a good idea.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        You = asshole.

      • Joey H

        You = ban.

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

        Plus with registration you avoid idiotic non funny nicknames like this.

    • DCR

      Its really not that big of a deal. Are people supposed to be jumping for joy that a 6-0 was squandered, Wang has been awful, Sabathia has had one good outing, Joba’s velocity is down, and that Bruney just went down with an elbow injury?

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

        It’s the ongoing negativity no matter what happens. Clearly we’re not trying to gloss over a 6-0 game, but it’s the difference between trolling and discussing how much Jose Veras is sucking today in a way that isn’t designed to get people riled up.

        • Joey H

          And the idiotic arguments. People saying things that make it obvious that they are looking to piss people off.

    • Whitey14

      No, I’m afraid you won’t let me back in and I don’t believe I can sell you on “I’m speaking positively, it’s just about the Sox”

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

        It’s not an approval process. All you do is put in your email address, click a link and then you can comment. We wouldn’t not allow you to comment just because you’re a Sox fan.

        • Whitey14

          I’ve always said you’re alright Ben ;-)

          Actually, you guys have been more than fair with me over the past year, year and a half.

    • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

      No way that’s so communist.

      • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

        But really, I think if it helps you control it, then I think it’s a great idea.

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

      Eh…it takes a bit away from the free spirit of RAB of old, but I don’t mind.

  • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

    EPIC fangraphs chart of the game again:

    http://www.fangraphs.com/livewins.aspx?gameid=290425102

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

      Love that. It’s a bit discouraging to see another game in which the Red Sox had a WE of under 6 percent, but this one’s obviously far from over.

  • Joey

    22nd Overall Pick (Vikings): Percy Harvin (WR / Florida)

    • Joey H

      I hate to tell you, but nobody cares. If they want to know I’m sure they’ll go look it up.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Actually, I find this quite useful. Thanks, Joey (not JoeyH but just Joey).

        • JobaWockeeZ

          I find it useful as well. It’s just one comment, ignore it. Its better than the comments saying how we’re going to lose.

          • A.D.

            Exactly something relevant to sports fans juggling both events >>> than people panicking being overly pessimistic.

            • Joey H

              No Jobawockeez is right but we are here to talk baseball. If I were a betting man, I would bet most people are more concerned with the Yankees/ Sox game.

      • Joey

        It’s not meant to inform you, some people are actually discussing it. Don’t have to be a douche bag

        • Joey H

          No but my point is that we are here talking about the Yankees. The NFL draft can wait. It has nothing to do with the Yankees what so ever. At one time, comments like these were discouraged.

          • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

            Game thread = open thread as far as I know.

            • Joey H

              I could have swore I was a comment from Ben saying enough with the draft stuff. He must have deleted it.

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

              If we’re going to get into the semantics of it:

              Game thread = talk about the game.
              Open thread = anything goes.

              There’s some leeway in the game thread, but it’s not a pure open thread.

              • Joey H

                Thank you. I’m just finding it annoying that we are in a nail biter and there is draft talk going on. If this were Yankees/Royals, then who cares but this is Yankees/Red Sox.

              • Joey

                I’m not going by semantics, I’m going by what (I’m pretty sure) Mike has told us before. I don’t think discussing whatever in a game thread was ever a problem

          • Joey

            It’s a game thread, get over it, I wouldn’t do this in any other thread because I know the rules. However, in game and open threads this is fine

            • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

              You gotta Fight for your right….to pooosssttt comments!!1

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          I hope Cowboys draft Ron Brace…..with that late, late, late pick! Arg.

        • Arman Tamzarian

          Keep updating please

      • Drew

        Speak for yourself, Joey H.

  • DCR

    Come on Po. You swung at ball four two times in that count.

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

    Good, first pitch strike from Veras

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      It wasn’t a clear strike though.

      He just doesn’t have it today….

  • A.D.

    Perhaps good Veras is back.

  • JobaJr

    OR WHAT HAVE YOU.

  • manimal

    Anyways, Ben I’d be all for requiring registration.

    • Joey H

      I second that. And more strict rules as far as these ignorant… *trying not to say something more insulting* commenters resulting in bans.

      • Joey

        If that’s directed at me, I’ll say it one more time, get over yourself, it’s a game thread, and up until Ben declared so a little while ago, anything was fine to discuss there (I know Mike has said this before)

        If it was directed towards others, ignore the above

    • Mac

      I’d be for registering moderators?

  • Dustin Pedroia’s Perverted Brother

    Down goes Varitek.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      come on.

  • Joey H

    Hopefully Veras can emerge. We need everyone to step it on up.

  • Joey

    23rd Overall Pick (Baltimore from NE): Michael Oher (OT / Mississippi)

    • A.D.

      Nice pick for the Ravens.

      • Joey

        Definitely like it, not sure what they gave up to move up though, so I guess it depends, although it should only be a 6th rounder or something like that

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Nick Green isn’t a better option than Ransom. at least defensively.

  • A.D.

    Nick Green made no attempt to get out of the way.

  • jonathan

    man the red sox bullpen must be tapped, we still have veras and edwar fresh from last nite. I hope the we see veras from two nites ago, and not the day before

  • JobaWockeeZ

    How many Sox hitters have we HBP? Seriously…

    • tim randle

      not enough?

  • DCR

    Did Rosenthal really just have a segment about Nick Green wanting to prove he is a better play then Cody Ransom?

    And I am glad that Nick Green made such an effort to get out of the way of that pitch.

  • Drew

    Why do you hate me Jose?

  • Angry Axl

    Haha this team is fucking miserable

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Yet, it’s not as pathetic as your “fanhood”.

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

      I feel sorry for your mom. Going through life with a name like Miserable. Must be rough.

      • tim randle

        ICWUDT…and…IETC…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Be the bandwagon fan you are and go to a Rays/Sox blog.

  • jonathan

    WHAT THE FUCK!!!!

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

    That story by Rosenthal was completely bogus. He said the Yanks chose Ransom over Nick Green in ST last year, which isn’t true. Both Ransom and Green spent the season in Triple-A. Ransom played well and got a Sept. call-up, Green sucked and was a bench player all year.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Sounds like the completely biased Yankee hater Ken Rosenthal I know.

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

    Ayayay. My poor heart. I miss Brian Bruney.

  • A.D.

    Goddamn Elssbury actually getting hits.

  • Angry Axl

    why not intentionally walk Pedroia? with Ortiz on deck?

  • Name edited by RAB

    This game is exhausting.

    • Joey H

      I find your name offensive and not funny at all. Would you mind changing it?

  • DCR

    Here is Veras back to trying to throw the ball a million miles an hour.

  • jonathan

    now with men on veras is going to fall apart, and then even though coke has pitched it seems every nite he will get him in

  • royjeffries

    Shouldn’t they walk PD?

  • Angry Axl

    Jose Veras pitching well against the Athletics isn’t anything special…here’s where his flaws will shine so brightly

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      Mo you suck.

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

    The problem with Veras is that he literally has no idea where the ball is going. He can never take that next step.

    • Joey H

      I guess. They need to get him to rely less on deception and more on control. Which won’t be an easy task.

    • Mr. Rodriguez

      Never say never.. Next thing you know yankees release Veras, Boston picks him up and he’s the next dominant right handed RP in the AL.

  • Drew

    Where is TEH JOBA!!1!1

  • royjeffries

    Bust PD low & inside

  • Alex S

    bring in coke

  • A.D.

    See if Coke can get it done.

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

    Phil Coke, may the force be with you.

  • Joey

    24th Overall Pick (Atlanta): Peria Jerry (DT / Mississippi)

    Thats 2 from Miss in a row

    • royjeffries

      I know CC looks like a lineman, but you’re on the wrong thread.

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        The commenting guidelines say, you can talk about the news of the day in game threads. If you and others are really making a big stink about one comment here and there, that’s just being an asshole.

        • royjeffries

          When in Rome…

  • Angry Axl

    HAHAHA! This team STINKS! How do you blow a 6 run lead with Burnett on the mound with a career ERA under 2.50 at Fenway??? Are the Red Sox really this good or are the Yankees really this bad? I’m going to go with the latter…

    • Name edited by RAB

      You really are angry, aren’t you?

      • Arman Tamzarian

        That name is fucked up and needs to be changed, that isnt funny

        • Name edited by RAB

          Fair enough. Didn’t mean to offend. I’ll change it.

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

          2nded.

    • Drew

      You used to be annoying. Now, well, still annoying.

    • manimal

      Bye.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Banhammer time! Please? Ben?

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

      Thank you for the best laugh of the night.

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

      Dude. It happens. “How do you blow a lead…?” you ask. It starts with a bad call, continues with some bad pitch selection and ends with some bad bullpen management. It’s not that far-fetched.

      • Angry Axl

        When it happens over and over night after night…it is far-fetched

  • DCR

    This bullpen is terrible.

    • jonathan

      Our bullpen is not terrible, our starting rotation is terrible…CC,AJ,Joba have been so up and down. Wang is self explainatory….so we have one good pitcher-Andy Pettitte thats it.

      • jonathan

        so terrible no, exposed yes

      • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

        Lol, you are both wrong./

        • DCR

          You’re delusional. I guess you haven’t been watching Marte, Veras, and Ramirez pitch.

          • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

            SSS.

            • DCR

              SSDD in terms of Veras and Edwar. I hope Marte is healthy.

          • jonathan

            ok buddy, i have been watching them pitch as a matter of fact I have been seeing them just about every single game. Our bullpen has pitched an insane amount of inning.

        • jonathan

          ok mike pop and I guess you are right, oh wait you didnt actually say anything beside that we are both wrong. F off

          • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

            Me saying something would not change your mind. I said Small Sample Size. Also, CC and A.J., I bet you loved those pickups and thought we would have a nasty rotation but now you hate it cause they haven’t been that good. Really, A.J. has had this one bad game and you say he hasn’t pitched well. Also, the pen was absolutely fine last year and it is way to early to judge them as harshly as you have right now. Kind of a joke.

            There ya go.

  • Alex S

    roll a pitch over papi

  • Slu

    Hopefully Ortiz got his one hot for the weekend earlier on.

  • manimal

    my god, 6th inning?! I thought it was the 8th!

  • Joey

    25th Pick Overall (Miami): Vontae Davis (CB / Illinois)

    And I’m done after this one, too many people bitching, including Ben, don’t want to offend anybody

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      FWIW, I want to thank you because it kept me from changing the channel every couple minutes to see what the good word was.

      And…Pedroia, what was he thinking.

      • Joey

        Didn’t really think I was doing anything harmful, figured TSJC would be updating it if he was here so I was just helping out seeing how I don’t get the Yanks game. No prob though, glad someone found it helpful. Even though I hate them I’ll throw out your Cowboys pick later

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

    That could have been a lot worse.

  • A.D.

    Dumb move by Pedroia.

  • Alex S

    why would pedroia run?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Captain Clutch is up.

  • manimal

    Ha Pedroia.

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

    Wow, what in God’s name was Pedroia doing?

  • Joey H

    Thanks for changing that guys name. There is certain stuff that just isn’t funny.

  • Drew

    Okay, Veras didn’t completely ruin the game. That’s a plus.

  • Slu

    Glad we got out of it, but Swisher could have gotten in better position to throw to the plate there.

    • A.D.

      He was too deep Green has decent speed.

      • Slu

        You’re probably right, but I think you should never be lazy with fundamental things like getting in good throwing position.

  • A.D.

    Damn giving up a run.

  • yankeeswisdom

    ahah the midget had a mental lapse

  • JobaJr

    Sigh.

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

    I’m definitely getting annoyed at Veras not knowing where the ball is going when he throws it. Whatever, good job, Coke and thank you, Dustin.

  • A.D.

    Un-grit by Pedroia.

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

    *slow clap*

  • Joey H

    So much for a pitcher duel haha.

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

    Hit-deki!

  • Evan

    LOL @ Ortiz’s reaction to Pedroia’s baserunning mistake.

  • Jersey

    I can’t believe this is only the 7th inning. It feels like a double header. They ALWAYS feel like double headers.

    • Joey H

      Yeah I know right. The funny thing is that during the first 4 I was pleasantly surprise that the game was going at a fast pace. And of course that was before things got out of hand.

      • Jersey

        LOL. I mean honestly, it’s amazing that we seem to constantly get these epic 4-hour battles between these two teams, but a dude can only take so much.

        • Joey H

          Hey as long as they win the game can go on for a few days.

  • A.D.

    Berroa hits a HR = true Yankee

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Berroa is a pretty big dude, no?

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Did he say 1973?

    • Hobs

      Yes

    • Mac

      Yep. Glad I am not crazy.

    • Evan

      Yup.

  • JobaJr

    Send Berroa.

    • Alex S

      home

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

    Now would be such an awesome time for Gardner’s first career home run.

    • Jersey

      Powered by grit and scrap.

  • Joey H

    Hey, Mike eluded to this on my show, What are the chances we see Mike Cameron in ‘stripes of New York this year?

    • royjeffries

      Did Mike “allude” to anything?

      • Joey H

        Ok Webster. Thanks for adding something productive to the conversation. Instead you’d rather be an English major and jump on a rare spelling mistake from me.

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

      At this rate? Very, very, very good.

    • A.D.

      I think its getting better chance all the time.

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      We are watching the game right now. Who cares about that RIGHT NOW. Your show should not be mentioned. If Joe Buck mentions the draft like he just did, can we discuss it here, cause technically, it is part of the game we are watching? 8)

      • Joey H

        It is 1, related to the Yankees, and two, related to the game because Gardner was due up.

  • royjeffries

    BB coming from Delcarmen

  • A.D.

    Gritster!!!

  • Quikksand

    The Yankees need some runs.

  • Alex S

    sweet hit

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

    GRIT!

  • Brooklyn Ed

    i guess its time for Gardner to steal now.

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

      He really shouldn’t go, though. I know he’s fast but I’d rather have the sac-fly chance than take the risk.

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

        If anyone but Jeter were batting I would agree with you.

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

    I’ll take it.

  • Drew

    Wow, Grit pleasantly surprised me with that AB.

  • Alex S

    how’s varitek’s arm?

    • Whitey14

      whimpy, whimpy, whimpy….

  • DCR

    Gardner has to be running. Yanks can’t afford a DP from Jeter.

    • Jersey

      +1

  • Jersey

    It’s like I always say: grit and scrap beat ability every time!

  • JobaJr

    How nice would a three run jack be?

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

    Guys I don’t know what just happened in the NFL Draft but I have never been prouder to be an AMERICAN

    USA! USA! USA!

    • Arman Tamzarian

      Huh?

    • Joey

      This is off topic and Joey H is gonna be mad!

      • Jersey

        Chanting USA is never off topic.

        • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

          OH’S NOEEESS, THE WRAth of teh Joey H!!1!!

      • Joey H

        Don’t be an asshole.

        • Joey

          Dude, you’re the one that crossed that line long ago

          • Joey H

            Why because you weren’t talking about something related to the game? Even Ben agreed with me. I’d rather not have this argument with you. There’s a ball game going on. So *White flag* You won.

            • Joey

              That’s my problem, I don’t want to have this argument either. But the fact that we all the sudden can’t discuss things other than the game is what kills me. Usually it isn’t me off topic, but I don’t say anything, I just ignore it. And Ben didn’t agree with you, he deleted that comment for some reason, and my response to it, instead getting into semantics.

              Alright, I’m done.

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

    If Jeter GIDPs or gets into any form of a DP, I may have to find small fuzzy things to murder. Just a fair warning.

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

    SEND GARDNER, no GIDP for Jete, Please

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      +1 for your name and pic.

  • MOFACE

    Jeter probably will ground into a DP

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

    Does Gardner have to wait for a breaking ball count to steal?

  • Alex S

    i say brett dosent steal. first basemen is too busy keeping him on which leaves a big hole for jete

  • JobaJr

    too close.

  • A.D.

    Gardner hopefully getting in Delcarmen’s head.

  • JobaJr

    Woo hoo!

  • Drew

    Good one Grit.

  • Alex S

    has a play like this ever worked? guy on first goes for the steal and the guy on third takes off right after him and scores

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

      Not since Little League.

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

        It worked when I did it on JV baseball this season…

  • MOFACE

    thank goodness he stole second. avoids a dp

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

    For the love of Wendy Peffercorn please get this run in, Derek.

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

      :(

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

    w00t you can’t stop the Gardner

  • Alex S

    fuck

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

    MOTHERFUCKER.

  • JobaJr

    Yeah, that hurt.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Cap’n Clutch chasing.

  • A.D.

    Damnit Jeter.

  • Alex S

    huge ab for damon

  • Quikksand

    Jeter k’s

  • Alex S

    pleeeeeeeeeeeease get a hit johnny

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

    I would throw my Jose Molina bawseball throw a wall but I like Molina too much.

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

      Holy crap I can’t type when I’m pissed.

  • A.D.

    Damon better tag Okajai.

  • Jersey

    Well, they slapped around Okajima yesterday a bit…

  • mko

    What is wrong with that ump?

    • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

      HEY UMP, WHERE’S YA GLASSES!

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

    Bases Loaded, 1 out > Jeter K > Jeter GIDP;

    Let’s go Johnny

  • A.D.

    God McCarver is terrible.

  • Slu

    Tim: Damon is still in the game because he is way better than Melky. Idiot.

    • Jersey

      LOL. Tim McCarver is one of the reasons I got rid of cable.

  • A.D.

    WOW DP booted it.

    • Slu

      Awesome!

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

    THANK YOU DUSTIN PEDROIA!

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

    Pure grit.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    hehe, the midget has an error!

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

    Bill Buckner FTW!

  • Evan

    Through the wickets!

  • manimal

    What is Buckner doing at second?

    • Whitey14

      oooouuuuuccchhhhhhhh…hit us where it hurts why don’t you ;-)

  • E-ROC

    Little fighter with little grit…..

  • Alex S

    way to earn that gold glove!

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Mo Rivera, the world is going to end. Pedroia doesn’t make mistakes.

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

    I LOVE IT! GOLD GLOVE THAT, YOU PREMATURELY BALD, DAVID FAUSTINO LOOKING MOTHER FUCKER!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Johnny, you’re the man.

  • giselle

    how does it got through his legs?! he’s soo short!

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

    Johnny Damon, I love you.

    Clutchier than clutch.

  • JobaJr

    MIDGET FAULT.

  • Whitey14

    You know what they say, a player makes a dumb baserunning mistake in one half of the inning and then makes a dumb play in the field in the next half inning

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

      It’s Part of the Game, Whitey. Part of the Game.

      • Whitey14

        It’s my least favorite part (aside from losing)

  • Alex S

    duuuuuude that was huuuuuuge

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

    Suck it, Pedroia. Suck it long, and suck it hard.

  • E-ROC

    “What is it about these two teams that make this happen all the time?” lol, nice one Tim.

  • Drew

    Did they just walk Teix to deal to Nick “The Mick” Swisher

  • Jersey

    Oooohhhhh Swisher is gonna be PISSED

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

    Are you kidding me?

  • A.D.

    Damnit damon there is no reason to steal 3rd.

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

    Seriously, Damon? Wow. That’s worse than what Pedroia did on the bases.

  • JobaJr

    What ever happened to “Never make the 3rd out at 3rd”?

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

    So what are the odds the Yankees can make the one run lead stick with no Rivera available from the bullpen?

    • Alex S

      bring in melancon

    • A.D.

      Does Melancon get the call?

      • Alex S

        no way, but who does??

  • Alex S

    dammit johnny

  • Jersey

    This game is getting screwier by the minute.

  • Joey H

    Well I must say, I’m surprised the booth didn’t say Pedroia grinded it out on that play.

  • http://cache.daylife.com/imageserve/00mwbIM15ofMv/340x.jpg Mike Pop

    Oooh, Damon fail.

    Hakeem Nicks!1! Damn!

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That’s bad Johnny, real bad.

  • JobaJr

    This is unreal.

  • Alex S

    You-kill-us

  • A.D.

    Youk is wearing the Yankees out.

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

    I want a huge lead so Melancon can come in. I doubt they use him in a high-leverage situation.

  • yankeeswisdom

    did the commentators just put youlkilis and pujols in the same sentence…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    WTF. Its ONE hit and this BS monotone announcer acts like its a HR. yet when Cano hit one he was like oh nuttin special. Seriously I do not know why people hate Kay more than this douche.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    ANd now they start the inning with a double. Maybe Mo doesn’t want us to win this series.

  • Swisher’s Evil Empire

    Yeah, about that, you might need to go back to school and relearn some arithmetic

  • jonathan

    Is there a Landsdownsmellslikepee.com that you should be posting that crap at?

  • Jersey

    It’s been a while since I was in school. Do they have classes to get over retarded?

  • Joey

    It’s a game thread, I’m not going off topic because there is no topic. As much as I want to discuss the Yanks/Sox I don’t get the game. So instead I figured I’d make one comment every pick to update people and raise some NFL discussion, sorry you find it so disturbing