• Drew

    Kay has no idea where the ball is going after it hits the bat.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Just got back from TJ Blands.

    • Drew

      Was it average?

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

      Did you have the special? (It’s not very special.)

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

    Man, it looked like Jorge put a ride into that one but it died into centerfield.

    WHAT HAPPENED TO MY BANDBOX JETSTREAMS!?!??!?!??!

  • TC

    Garza perfect thru 5

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

    I love the Swisher trade.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I was lukewarm to it. Shows what I know.

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

        Mike Pop >>>>>>>>>>>>> you

        • LiveFromNewYork

          I NOES!111!!!!

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

        Dude, it cost us Wilson Betemit.

        Even if Swisher played like he did last year it wudda still worked in our favor.

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

          True.

          We got Swisher for a guy who does the exact same thing as Angel Berroa and two pitchers we probably would have DFA’d by now.

        • DP

          BUT HE ONLY BATTED .219!!!!

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

    Melky, you tease.

  • dkidd

    just when you start expecting good things from melky…

  • Drew

    We love facing rookies. Come on AJ..

  • Ivan

    Melky, Melky, Melky

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

    Question: When the Mets have their Inaugural Season Cap Day, do the caps come with at free slice of Domino’s Pizza?

    http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/60447/Inaugural_patch.gif

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

      They’ll stick that one in the Mets Museum. . . .oh, wait a minute. . . .

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

        You get my info from the last thread?

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

          Yep, sent you a message.

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

            Got it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Why do I feel that we should have hit this guy harder than we should have?

    I’m probably just irrationally angry about the freakin’ Angels.

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

      I dunno, I think we should of torched him. But, I’m a ruthless motherfucker.

      Alright Burnett, lets just get through this inning baby.

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

    I would feel alot better about this game if Joba was warming up…….

  • dkidd

    anyone watching the rays game?

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

    Right now i’m more nervous about Garza than I am about the Yankee game.

    Writing a philosophy paper has turned my brain to mush.

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

      El Perfecto.

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

    Pena + Cano + Tex = 3/4ths of a good defensive infield

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

      Oh so close!

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

      Fuck it. Put Pena at short when Arod comes back.

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

        No. I want to keep playing Jeter so our infield can have:

        1) The best switch hitter in the league at 1B
        2) The most Domincan player in the league at 2B
        3) The most eligible bachelor in the league at SS
        4) The best set of juggs in the league at 3B

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

          Guess we don’t have to worry about fans in Fenway screaming ‘A-Fraud’ anymore. ‘Bitch Tits’ blows that one away.

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

            If they start calling A-Rod “Bitch Tits”, I’m calling Ortiz “D-Cup”.

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

              Big Sloppy works for me.

        • Drew

          Most Dominican, ietc. haha

    • E-ROC

      Jeter ain’t half bad…………..at least right now.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Jeter thus far this season UZR/150 is 14.3. I’m encouraged to think that last years average defensive performance was no fluke.

    • Tony

      When is someone going to acknowledge that Jeter’s defense has been good this season? Nope, just echo chamber the shit out of it.

  • Ivan

    Solid job Burnett.

  • pat

    Pena bobbled that for a second but his feet kept going towards second, very nice. I like watching this kid play.

  • Accent Shallow

    That was significantly less painful than I was afraid of.

  • Ivan

    I wonder if we Melancon for 8th?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      With Beckett on my fantasy team, I need someone to lower my team’s ERA. SO I hope so.

  • Accent Shallow

    Who from the pen do you want to see in the 8th? Or more AJ?

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

      I’d love to see AJ. But he’s at 105 pitches, they probably lift him.

      Let’s say Marte. Little lefty-lefty action against Abreu.

      • skeleton coat

        I’d like to see Michael Kay pitch the 8th so I don’t have to listen to his smug grating voice.

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

          Meh, I feel the same way about Kay’s announcing as I do about his radio show.

          I think it’s pretty crappy… until I listen to the other alternatives.

          Kay = lesser of many evils.

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

            Just about the only place on the dial to get the Yankee side of any story.

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

              Yeah. Kay says some dumb shit on his radio show, just at a far less frequent pace than Francesa, Cowherd, Tierney, Kellerman, etc. etc.

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

    Adventureland and American Violet: two movies you must see.

    Oh, and I Love You, Man is another must-go.

    • dkidd

      how great was adventureland?

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

        It was really damn good. It’s just one of those “charming” flicks (see: Juno).

        • Dramatica

          I agree.

          Did you stay during the credits to see the commercial that played?

          I wrote the song that was playing over it. It also played 2 other times during the movie.

          Not bragging or anything…..ahem,

          Good movie tho.

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

      I Love You, Man is not a must-go. You can wait till it comes out on dvd no problem. Was good, but not THAT good.

      Anyone hear good things about the Wolverine movie? Is it going to be as bad as Watchmen.

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

        I actually quite liked Watchmen, and I’ve heard great things about Wolverine.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          I actually heard it was only decent.

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

          Watchmen dissapointed me so much. Dragged out so bad, it was like softcore porn 1/4th of the movie.

          I could watch that on HBO @ 11 o clock if I wanted.

          Oh and Crank 2, don’t even think about it. Pathetic but honestly, can’t expect much coming from that.

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

        The Wolverine flick was shit-tastic. I saw the leaked version and was not impressed in the least. The story was predictable and oh-so shallow.

        Three movies that I really want to see are Paper Heart, Away We Go and Funny People.

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

          The leaked wasn’t the full version though. Stern said it was great but he’s a fuckhead.

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

          The story was predictable and oh-so shallow.

          Yup.

  • dkidd

    powder

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

    Fuck you, Kay.

    • Drew

      For real… They are beating that shit like a dead horse.

      • skeleton coat

        At least they’re not jerking it off.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      What are they saying (muted while studying).

      • Drew

        Everytime they mention Garzas game in Tampa they talk about jinxing the perfect/no hit bid.

  • pat

    Lets make them regret putting this kid out for the 7th.

  • Slu

    Jeff Weaver just called up by the Dodgers. I wonder if he will say anything to Torre about what he wrote about Weaver in the book?

  • Dave

    Am I the only one with the feeling the red sox will somehow find a way to win that game tonight?

    • Slu

      I am watching it and they have not looked good. And the Rays are mashing. It would be a miracle.

      • Dave

        They have that mojo recently though, with the no lead is safe type of shit

        • LiveFromNewYork

          April mojos disappear in July.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Oh Mo please no Albie.

  • Accent Shallow

    Per Gameday, Shields is being squeezed. True?

    (I can support it)

  • Drew

    Is it okay to use “that that?”
    I have, “it only makes sense that that will also lead to…”

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

      Yes.

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

      Maybe you could use “that this will also lead to…”

      • Drew

        Thanks, that’s what I’ll do. Looks a little better.

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

          Actually, neither is OK only because you need to specify what the second “that” or “this” is, or it is a vague pronoun reference.

  • pat

    Lets go tex do ur buddy AJ a favor.

    • pat

      Fuck me.

    • pat

      brackman 5.0 IP, 7 hits 2ER 3bb 6k. Not terrible.

      • pat

        ugh I suck.

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

    Dude, Teixeira, that was so not cool.

  • Drew

    Wow Teix really sucks right now.

  • dkidd

    tex’s first yankee moment, coming up

    • dkidd

      tomorrow

  • Ivan

    That was pretty fuckin weak Tex.

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

      …you came and you gave without taking….

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

        Heh.

        Oh Margie/
        You came and you brought me a turkey/
        When I was gone on my vacation from work-y/

  • Ivan

    A-Rod: “I could of done that Tex”

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Is Tex’s wrist still hurting, or is he just struggling?

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

      At this point who knows

  • dkidd

    girardi not feeling marte these days

  • Accent Shallow

    Is Figgins allowed to produce “In play, out(s)”?

  • Slu

    Perfect Game broken up by an infield single

    • Slu

      Garza, obviously.

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

      Fucking Red Sox.

  • TC

    Garza loses the perfecto on an infield hit to Ellsbury. That pisses me off.

    • TC

      Double play by Pedroia. Go figure.

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

        Rays have played them tough for a while now.

        -The Angels have our number
        -The BoSox have the Angels’ number
        -The Rays have the BoSox number

        and we . . . thinking . . . .

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

      A nubber of the freaking pitching mound as Garza falls down.

      That’s some shitty (or excellent, depending on perspective) luck.

  • dkidd

    spoilbury

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

    Oh man Garza nearly had that.

  • MattG

    I’ll just say, 8th inning, tie game, especially at home, use your best reliever first. I hope Coke does well, but someday some organization is going to get smart. It should be Rivera.

    • Accent Shallow

      Disagree. If you’re going to use Rivera in a non-closer role, use him to get out of jams. No need to use him to get the middle of the order in the 8th, unless it’s an unusually strong 3-4-5 with banjo hitters following.

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Will never happen. The closer role is too entrenched.

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

    Marte>>>>>anyone in the Mets pen not named Krod or Putz?

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

      Marte>>>>>anyone in the Mets pen not named Krod or Putz?

      Fixed.

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

        You really believe that?

        I’m not calling you dumb or arrogant, just wondering.

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

          No, just some ribbing hyperbole.

          They’re both better than Marte.

          They’re not amazing superclosers, though. They’re all just slightly above average relievers.

  • Accent Shallow

    How’s our confidence level in a bullpen battle with the Angels?

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

      I think Angels bullpen has the upper hand.

      • Accent Shallow

        Yeah, my question was borderline rhetorical.

        Just glad I’m not listening to the radio, or I’d have to hear those idiots fawn over whoever is pitching at the moment.

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

        Bullpen fantasy draft:
        1-Mo
        2-Shields
        3-Bruney
        4-Fuentes
        5-Arredondo
        6-Coke
        7-Speier
        8-Veras
        9-Robertson
        10-Melancon

        Meh. The Angels have a good bottom 4. I like our big two plus our much better depth.

        • Accent Shallow

          Not thrilled about Speier/Arredondo/Shields at the end of the game, and that’s without mentioning the closer.

          I’m not going to quibble with your order, but as you said, that’s a damn strong bottom four to face in a tie game.

        • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

          Thus far, only one bullpen has a worse ERA than the Yankees’….the Angels.

  • Drew

    Did he just say, and phil coke is coked, he is pumped.

  • Nady Nation

    Bush league fist pump byCokey

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

    Christ, Derrick Rose can’t make a jump-shot to save his life.

  • Accent Shallow

    Not a bad job by Coke. How did Burnett allow 4 runs against this lineup again?

    • Drew

      Al was tipping the pitches.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      It’s Posada’s fault…
      I kid.

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

        Beat me to it.

    • Expired Milk

      Teh bad pitch calling by Jorge!!!1!!11!

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

    Bobby Abreu: “Chill, Nasty Nate… I’m somebody’s bitch!”

  • Accent Shallow

    Would much rather see Speier than Shields. Thanks, Mike Scioscia.

    /makes radiation poisoning joke

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

    Chicago, you worthless bastards, you.

  • Drew

    Robbie time, I have a feeling the Melkman will win it though.

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

      You called it you lil fuck. ;)

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

    Holy hitting streak, Robbie!

  • dkidd

    abreu = statue

  • Capital T

    Thats the abreau we will grow to love. Let it bounce

    • MattG

      Its remarkable he caught it on a bounce. He deserves our praise.

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

    Damn ground rle doubles.

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

    Aysh. If that doesn’t bounce Canó scores. =(

  • Drew

    Oh man.. Why isn’t that wall taller!?

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

    Ugh, that reminds me all too much of 2004. Fucking Fenway…

    • Nady Nation

      Tony Clark flashbacks FTL

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

    Like I said before:

    Nady >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Abreu

    • Drew

      Haha, Word. He’s putting on a clinic of how not to play right in Yankee Stadium.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Game winning hit Melky Cabrera.

    • putt

      Can I borrow that crystal ball sometime?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I just dropped it cheering on Pena.

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

    Ayayay.

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

    Fuck ground rule doubles.

    Also, to anyone interested: the episode of “The Office” that was just on was literally the worst episode of the show. Ever.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      It’s become unwatchable. I blame the Pam/Jim romance.

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

        This season has been very up and down. I don’t mind Jim and Pam being together at all, to be honest, but the show clearly lost something with the whole Michael Scott Paper Co. story arc.

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

    Place seems to be kinda loud right now, no?

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

    YES!!!!!!

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

    Melky Cabrera: Redemption.

  • Ivan

    YEAH MELKY!!!

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

    THE MELKMAN DELIVERS!

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

    In 2009, we spell “clutch” M-E-L-K-Y.

  • Dave

    and brett gardner sinks a little deeper into that bench.

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

      Heh.

  • pat

    Yeah fucking pena is gonna bunt with posada at 3b GTFO

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

    Confidence level = 10.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    oh looks Pena’s first major laegue RBIS

  • Accent Shallow

    Ramiro Pena with “In play, run(s)”!

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

    I love Pena’s swing.

  • The Evil Empire

    Way to goooooooo, productivity at the bottom of the order

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

    Ramiro Pena is fucking pimp.

  • dkidd

    viva ramiro!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Hey how did we score? I had to do teh dishes and I missed this inning.

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

      I’ll recap it for you:

      We’re awesome.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Nuff said.

  • Blackdragon905

    pena!!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    Ok, now I’d like enough runs that Nick Swisher pitches the top of the 9th. Is that too much to ask for?

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

    YYYYYYYEEESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    RAMIRO ‘DISHING OUT THE’ PAIN-YAH!!!

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

      Check that

      RAMIRO ‘HOUSE OF PAIN’-YAHHH!!!!

      much better.

  • dkidd

    confidence level = 42

  • Drew

    Fuckin commercial..

  • Accent Shallow

    Ok, did Pena hit that ball on the screws, or did Abreu fail to get to a popup?

    • pat

      drilled it down the line.

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

      Both.

      I really don’t miss Abreu. I don’t care what he hits.

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

        Hasta luego, comedulce.

      • Accent Shallow

        I miss him in the “nice guy, professional hitter” sense. That said, I’m 100% ok with not seeing him in pinstripes.

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

          He’s like the baseball version of George Gervin or Steve Nash.

          Anything good he does for you on one end, he gives back in spades on the other end.

  • pat

    Ramiro Pena says F*CK SCRANTON, Ima stay right here in NYC.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Pena says he ain’t never going to PA.

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

    I thought our bullpen was the one that was supposed to implode, though!

    • RunnerS122

      So does Coke get the win?

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

        Yessir.

  • Dave

    Mike Scioscia = the new Joe “bullpen master” Girardi?

  • dkidd

    perpetually smirking mike scioscia overmanages his team out of a win

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Stadium does seem loud.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Why is it so hazy at the park?

    • Dave

      Haze brought to you by the Mohegan Sun

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

      YOU AIN’T PUT IN ON THIS, MAN!!!!!!!!!!

    • Arin

      It is drizzling.

  • pat

    I would love to see Jeter lay one down, give the Angels a little taste of their own medicine.

    • pat

      Although this new pitcher is content to not throw strikes.

  • southeryankeefan

    I’m at the bar just Got the scoring txt all I have to say is ramiro fucking pena I want to have your babies

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Melky gets to hit it first.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Michael Kay is reading this blog.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well it is under YESNETWORK.

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

        River Ave. Blues™: Part of the YES Network© Blogging Network®

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

    Girardi’s strategy is becoming apparent. Tell the hitters to keep hitting the ball in Abreu’s direction.

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

    Brad Miller is the man.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    It’s supposed to rain for like the next week. Yanks can’t catch weather breaks at home.

  • dkidd

    can we get some crowd noise? this is OUR house!

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

    Remember when everyone was freaking out about the Yankees not hitting w/RISP?

  • pat

    Bulger is shook.

  • Drew

    I love what Pena does but he’s got to go back to AAA when Al comes back.

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

      Agreed, since right now he’s the closest thing for replacing Jeter.

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

        I’d keep him up and DFA Berroa.

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

    Kay’s reading this blog?

    Guess we’ll never be friends.

  • dkidd

    wasn’t giambi’s first big moment a grand slam in the rain?

    • Drew

      heh.. That was a walk off though!

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

    Come on, Tex, with a 3-run lead you have no pressure on you; get your shit together and deliver some offense.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      In 2 hours and 8 minutes, he will be amazing.

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

    Teixeira up with the bases loaded and the way he’s been hitting?

    Aysh.

  • Drew

    C’mon Teix, break out of your suckiness!

  • EDUB

    anyone else thing tex’s facial expression when he’s batting is odd. its not like the menacing pujols look. he looks constipated up there

    • CP3

      That’s why he can’t hit, everytime his at the plate he has to take a dump.

  • Capital T

    When does Tiex start getting boo’d at home?

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

      NEVER.

  • Drew

    Wow. Really Teix?

  • Christopher

    Boo!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Teix someday you will earn your stripes. That doesn’t look like it’s happening today.

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

    Tex, WTF was that??

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

    OK, a 3-2 curveball down by three runs in the eight inning? Yeah, I can’t blame Tex for that.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Tex gets hot as the season goes along.As does most of this team.

  • Joey

    According to Gameday a letters high hanging fastball and he takes it for a strike 3? Come on Teix

    • Joey

      **curveball

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    Ayayay. I know Teixeira stinks in April…but seriously?

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Maybe the Yankees should think about playing Brett Gardner at first.

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

      Ramiro Pena.

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

    Come on Mo. No HRs today.

  • dkidd

    did the center field camera get moved?

  • pat

    That was a pretty ballsy pitch.

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

    Hey, Rivera, you’re not human, act like it.

  • Accent Shallow

    Aw jeez, is it What’s Wrong With Mariano Week already?

    At least tomorrow’s Friday.

    • Accent Shallow

      This is what happens when you don’t have TV at the moment. Overreaction!

  • Capital T

    Is Mo’s velocity down. On ESPN last night, Kruk said it looked like he wasn’t pushing off his back leg

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Kruk was thinking about chicken wings the entire time though.

      • Capital T

        As long as we do not have to listen to Morgan, I’ll take BBQ Kruk

    • Accent Shallow

      Gameday has him at 90/91.

  • MattG

    So good, Rivera pitches with a 3 run lead, while Coke pitched with no margin for error at all. It will work out, but do it 100 times, and you’ll do MUCH better if you flip flop them.

    Of course it won’t happen anytime soon.

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

      Agreed.

      Later innings seem like there’s more pressure in them. There’s actually less, because for the pitcher, the margin for error INCREASES with every out.

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

      Preach, brother.

    • Accent Shallow

      Current relief roles are what they are, and we’re stuck with them until some team goes back to the 70s era closer-as-fireman and has success.

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

        I think Phil Coke could do this role very well.

        • Accent Shallow

          Here’s hoping. Still, I’d rather see a RHP in that fireman role, simply for platoon reasons, unless the LHP has exceptional stuff.

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

            Right, right, I hear ya. Mike and I e-mailed back and forth about this a few weeks ago. Maybe Aceves? I always thought that if Giese had better stuff, he could’ve filled that role as well.

  • LiveFromNewYork

    If one more person says swine flu I’m going to scream

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

      You mean H1N1?

      Sincerely,
      The White House Press Office

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

      Swine flu.

    • Dave

      Hey Farva what’s the name of that restaurant you like with all the goofy shit on the walls and the mozzarella sticks?

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

    yay! I can go finish my paper now! I’m on page 15! (I was on 7 when I woke up…)

  • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

    How does YES justify a gun that is 4MPH off?

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

      You’ll take what you get and like it, you socialist RAB swine!

      (flu)

    • Drew

      At least we didn’t see any that were 30 MPH off. We’re improving.

      • pat

        Heh, sad part is that you’re 100% correct.

  • dkidd

    month of april:

    everything is a disaster for the yanks
    red sox win 11 in a row and sweep the yanks

    yanks down 2 games

    i’ll take it. first place in 6 days

    • JobaWockeeZ

      With no A-Rod, terrible CMW, cold CC and a cold Teix?
      Yeah I’ll take it.

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

      You forgot to mention that we get Tits McGee back in a few days. He’s in midseason form.

      http://www.survivinggrady.com/uploaded_images/milano2-704453.jpg

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

        Oh she IS catching alright…

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Beisebol has been bery bery goood to Robbie

  • Drew

    I’m kind of confused with Joe moving Melky out of center for Brett. I know Melky is better than Swish with the D/Arm but why not put Brett in right?

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

      Yeah, I’d agree with that.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Drew, I trust your arm over Brett’s in RF.

      • Drew

        I got a gun, son.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          With or withour a crow hop?

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            I meant withouT

          • Drew

            Crow hops are for sissies.

  • TC

    BBTN just spent the first 10 minutes of the show discussing the Selena Roberts book.

    And now they’re breaking down how hitters benefit from tipped pitches.

    I hate ESPN

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

      What a fucking embarrassment BBTN has become.

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

    John Salmons is like the rich man’s Ricky Davis.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Yeah, when did that guy become fucking money?

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

        He was always money. He just never shared the ball, so he never played.

        Hence, the Ricky Davis comp.

        • Andy in Sunny Daytona

          Good call.

          Everyone down here was already preparing for a game 7 for the Magic. Heh.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Say what you want about Bill Simmons, but that Karate Kid loving SOB knows his basketball.

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

          Agreed.

          I feel lost when he goes into his extended tangent about various Sylvester Stallone movies, though, since I avoid Stallone like the H1N1 virus.

          Which is a good thing.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            In his defense, it’s usually about Rocky IV, which is the greatest bad movie of all-time.

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

              I’ll have to take your word for it…

              … number 2.

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

              Seriously, though, I like reading Simmons’s stuff, but if I have to hear about that damn soccer game in prison from that “Victory” movie one more time, I’m gonna pistolwhip someone.

              • Andy in Sunny Daytona

                He is right though. It is THE MOST RIDICULOUS ending in the history of sports movies.

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

                  To quote myself:

                  I avoid Stallone like the H1N1 virus.

  • Drew

    Damn, OT again for the BullsCelts

  • TC

    Hah, Van Every pitching for the Sox.

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

      Heh. I love that the Rays currently have 16 more hits than the Sox.

  • Drew

    Sox have Van Every pitching (the outfielder)

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

      I can’t wait for him to smile during his outing and for everyone in the MSM to suck him off for having a good time.

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

        That’s just a guy who loves baseball, and apple pie, and his mother. Nothing wrong with that.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Trying to copy Swisher? I hope he gets rocked.

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

      Swisher’s better

    • http://theyankeeuniverse.com Moshe Mandel

      Well, obviously, this is an embarrassment and the Red Sox may never recover.

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

        The Red Sox have murdered baseball history and then dug up baseball history’s corpse and raped it posthumously.

        Sincerely,
        Jayson Stark

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

      Not only is van every pitching, lester is playing in rf.

      • Drew

        Was it lester or Lopez?

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

          ESPN scoreboard said Lester

          • Drew

            hmm, I thought Lopez switched with Every.. I guess we’ll find out later when ESPN commends Francona for an hour for making such a great move.

  • Ivan

    Yo Salmons is bussin Pierce ass rite now.

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

      As Simmons mentioned, Paul Pierce is probably suffering from Tim Duncan syndrome.

      He’s utterly gassed from carrying his team on his back, largely by himself, for multiple years in a row now.

      • Ivan

        Well I may not be Simmons biggest fans, he did made a solid point when he said when a player reaches that 1,000 game point, usually their game goes down after that.

      • Ivan

        Plus, big men in the NBA like Duncan are usually on downside quicker than guards/swingmen.

  • rsam

    red sox getting killed where are those red sox lovers ha ha ha HA HA HA

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

      We’ll be in first place by Cinco de Mayo.

      Book it.

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

        And than we hold onto the lead for the rest of the year?

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

          Indeed.

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

    I like how, at every TO, Vinny Del Negro turns to Del Harris and says, “Okay, coach, what do you think we should do here?”

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      The level of NBA coaches is pretty pathetic. This series alone is a joke.

      • Ivan

        but at least give us some entertaining shit. This series has been crazy.

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

    Ray Allen is a man.

    He’s 40.

    • http://liberalmusings.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

        Oh, but he is.

        HE IS.

        Ray Allen >>>>>>>>>>>> whomever else you were thinking of just now

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

          UConn, son.

          I always feel so torn with two UConn players going against each other.

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

            Yeah.

            (I have no Big East ties, so I don’t irrationally hate on UConn or Syracuse guys or anything. I’ll stay out of that knifefight.)

            Allen is the king of the UConn alums, though.

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

              Agreed.

  • Nady Nation

    I utterly despise both these franchises, but damn, this series has been incredible.

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

      Agreed.

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

    Aww, Angelini didn’t have an error today. I feel slightly disappointed.

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

      Two days in a row (yes, I know he didn’t play yesterday). I’m kind of scared.

  • pat

    Oh i can’t wait to see these worst player awards for April in the AL. I wonder how many Yankees will be on it.

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

      Wang (for sucking)
      Joba (for not being in the bullpen)
      Swisher (for being bush league)
      Cano (for being Dominican)
      CC (for being paid well)
      Melky (for failing to attempt to steal home thus far)
      The Yankees bullpen (for being just as bad as we’ve been told to say that they must be)
      Girardi (for not being Joe Torre)
      ARod (for having bitch tits)

      Sincerely,
      BBTN

  • Ivan

    Hey Tommie how about them Hornets uh?

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

      I wonder how many years of Chris Paul’s career will be wasted playing with Tyson Chandler and Rasual Butler and the ghost of Peja Stojakovic.

      • Ivan

        That was a terrible contract by the hornets to give to Peja.

        Chandler is just overrated.

  • pat

    Arg fucking Banuelos went to the DL w/ an upper body injury.

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

      Relax. It’s just a method of innings control, similar to what the Yanks did with Hughes in 2006ish and Betances last year.

      • pat

        CALMER THAN YOU ARE!!!!!!!!

  • Ivan

    If im the bulls, try to deny the ball from Allen from the 3pt line obviously and if he has the ball foul immediately.

    • TC

      Ray Allen is sick.

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

    Huh, that’s weird, Van Every don’t appear as a pitcher in the Sox game box score

    http://scores.espn.go.com/mlb/boxscore?gameId=290430130

  • Drew

    Ray Ray on FIYA. Damn

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

    Ray Allen: Speechless.

  • Ivan

    Wow, y didn’t Salmons foul Allen there.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Ray Allen has just matched his age.

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

      The other reason that John Salmons is the rich man’s Ricky Davis:

      They both play as much defense as Stephon Marbury does.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        I love Marbury’s tattoo. I got the same one yesterday.

  • Ivan

    Wow just an awful possession by the bulls, oh well.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Question to those who brought tix for the next day’s game:

    Let’s say, I’m planning on buying tix for tomorrow’s game right now. How long does it usually take to e-mail it? Or Stubhub already has it in their system, and it will be delievered right away?

    thanks for those who answered.

    • pat

      They usually email it to you within a few minutes.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        alrights thanks dude.

  • pat

    Ray Ray needs about.05 seconds to get a shot off.

  • Ivan

    Gotta force Allen to put the ball on the floor, he’s just a brilliant who’s just plain hot rite now.

  • Ivan

    I will say this, the NBA has gotten much better the last couple years compared to the early 2000’s. Agreed?

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

        U hear dat LeBron, Kobe, and Wade, who needs stinkin practice.

    • Nady Nation

      Wholeheartedly.

  • pat

    Holy shit Joakim Noah FTW

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

    Joakim Noah > Paul Pierce.

  • Ivan

    The Bulls sure miss Gordon rite now.

    What a play by Noah, and a terrible foul by Pierce.

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

    Paul Pierce is so done.

    He needs two months in Curaçao right now.

  • Vlad

    In Pierce’s mouth !!!!

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Old Ranger told me that the game hasn’t been the same since Mikken retired.

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

      Heh.

      Dolph Schayes >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dwight Howard

    • pat

      +1

  • Ivan

    The Bulls need to have a good possession.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    Davis should be suspended for the next game for even complaining about that foul call.

  • Ivan

    Does Any team want to win this game.

  • Andy in Sunny Daytona

    How do the Celtics spell redemption? S-T-A-R-B-U-R-Y.

  • pat

    HEINRICH ARE YOU FUCKING SERIOUS

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

      Heh. Remember when Hinrich and Deng were untouchable?

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Didn’t he officially change his name to Dung?

      • pat

        You know who was very touchable?

        eddy curry.

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

          Yup. He’s got bitch tits like ARod and Big Sloppy.

    • pat

      Kirk Heinrich you owe Derrik Rose about 5 thousand dollars

  • Ivan

    Wow Hinrich, just wow, wow, wow.

  • Nady Nation

    The ghost of Charles Smith willed that ball out of the hoop.

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

    DER-RICK ROSE, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP. DER-RICK ROSE, CLAP, CLAP, CLAP-CLAP-CLAP!!

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

    HOLY CRAP, DERRICK ROSE IS STILL ON THIS TEAM?!?!?!?!??!

    I haven’t heard from him since Game 1.

  • Ivan

    U set up an iso play for Rondo? Nevertheless, great D by Rose.

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

    Since Joakim Noah helped seal this win, I feel compelled to say:

    Game… Blouses.

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

      I will always hate Noah because he went to Poly Prep, an arch arch-rival of Collegiate’s for the past…ever.

  • Ivan

    Still think the Celts win this series.

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

      Probably.

      And, shockingly, they could even beat the Magic in Round 2. Who knows what the hell you’re getting from that team.

      • Ivan

        Agreed, always thought that the Magics were a paper tiger.

  • KP

    I fell asleep and missed the end of the game. Dammit.