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

    “Jeter has always been one of the best [RH] batters of getting out of the box […]”

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?

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

      He wasn’t talking about the batter’s box.

      http://www.instantrimshot.com

      • Rich

        Fortunately for Jeter…

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

        Gold clap. Well done.

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

        Nice.

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

    Damn, spillover already and we’re just entering the 5th inning of a game against the ROYALS.

    RAB has grown, my friends. All your base are belong to us.

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

      Actually, the problem is that the fancy little plugin that let’s you see which comments are new is a total drain on the server. If we disabled that fucker, the site could probably handle 2,000 or so comments per thread.

      • pat

        Dude i can’t live without that thing.

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          Damn, 2000. That fucker might have to go.

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

        Mike… learn how to take a compliment.

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

    Do I count as being a part of it?

    • Joey

      No, RAB still separates male and female. Mike will be posting your spillover thread soon :-P

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

        Yeah well, 25000 + hits a day >>> 100 hits a HOLY HELL SWISHER

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    There’s an ice cream truck rolling around my neighborhood right now. I have a feeling ice cream isn’t the only thing he’s selling.

    • VO

      Easter eggs?

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

      Can you get me some “ice cream”?

    • Joey

      Boli?

    • Tom Zig
    • Jonathan

      are you living in a cheech and chong movie?

  • whozat

    I feel like there should have been more ABs like that all game. This guy is NOT throwing a lot of strikes, and they’re not working as many long ABs as they should be.

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF Livan Hernandez shutting out the Marlins thru 6 innings!?!?

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    CC, worth the money? Ya…not when you can get JOHN SMOLTZ and BRAD PENNY for 1/17th of the price!!!!!

    • Thomas

      Funniest part about these low risk, high reward Sox signings is if none of them work, they spent a lot of money on crap. For example, lets assume Penny and Smoltz get hurt and make 10 combined starts (all good) that is almost $11 million dollars. If Saito pitches like an average reliever that is another $7 million. Baldelli as a backup can make like another $2 million. That is $20 million on 10 goo starts, an average reliever, and a backup. Getting a lot of low risk players can be very risky.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    David Cone was on a bender last night, wasn’t he?

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

      “David Cone was on a bender last night, wasn’t he?”

      Oh no I dint.

    • whozat

      David Cone has been on a bender since he was 13 years old, apparently.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Swishgasm!

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      See below.

  • VO

    SWIISHEHERRRR

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    I AM IN LOVE WITH NICK SWISHER.

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

    SWISHER!!!

  • Accent Shallow

    That works!

  • Thomas

    Swisher = awesome.

  • http://www.geeks2you.net Marc

    Thats the ball game!

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

    But he hit .219!!!

  • pat

    Brian Cashman.

    • Rich

      Kenny Williams deserves credit for playing the foil.

      • pat

        Kenny Williams as the Necro Butcher.

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

      Brian Cashman has a voice that makes wolverines purr.

  • Drew

    Swish>>>>>The Babe

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

      Swish>>>>>Melvin Croussett

      • Drew

        Blasphemy

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

          Swish>>>>>Matt Bush

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

            NO WAY!!!!! DO YOU KNOW WHO THE F$%# I AM?!?!?!??!?!??!??!

            (picks up and throws freshman)

  • Rich

    Swish continues to demand regular PT.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit. Swisher CRUSHED that one!!

  • Jonathan

    so did sterling say for swishers HR

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

    Nick Swisher>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Wilson Betemit

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

      If Swisher matched Betemit’s production, he’d still be a defensive upgrade. And he’s a much better hitter in any case.

  • Alex S

    I FUCKING LOVE NICK SWISHER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • Yankeegirl49

      Thats EXACTLY what I was gonna say!!!

  • Christopher

    Nick Swisher = bargain

  • whozat

    Lessee…plus defender in either corner OF position, decent defensive 1B, provides pop and a quality AB every time out…

    TRADE HIM!!!!! We need a Proven Reliever!!

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

      It’s early, but we might be wrong on this one, but I can live with it. Can you?

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

        Yes.

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

    Anyone have the radio on? Did Sterling have a Swisher call?

  • mustang

    Ok… I live with Swisher

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Nick Swisher is the greatest player in Yankee history.*

    *This may (or may not) be hyperbole.

    • Thomas

      Hyperbole is that like super powerful boli?

  • Accent Shallow

    Too soon for the fork in Matsui’s back?

  • Drew

    MOzilla joining in on the party!!

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

    Matsui finally realizes he’s hitting clean up

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Horacio Ramirez is not a good baseball player

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

      This whole Royals team looks totally over matched.

  • John

    I totally called that Swish homer to my friend.

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

      I could’ve sworn I saw you point to left just before he hit it.

  • Wolf Williams

    Swisher….. the new Paul O’Neill?

    First at the plate, first on your scorecard…… first in your hearts?

    • BigBlueAL

      Give Swisher #21.

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

        Give Swisher #3.

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

          How about #6? Nobody’s using that one. The last guy who had it says he doesn’t want to come back to the stadium, so fuck him.

        • VO

          Give swisher Matsui for a snack during the game

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Betemit for Swisher! hahaha

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

      Cash should call up Kenny Williams and see what he wants for Mark Beuhrle.

      I’m guessing . . . . . Brett Tomko straight up?

  • BigBlueAL

    Scott Boras better be shitting in his pants cause his client Nady in his FA year might not be getting the amount of AB’s he would like with the way Swisher is looking.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Nothing makes Boras shit his pants. Also, it’s game 5 ;)

  • Mike R. – Retire 21

    I miss Betemit!

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

    Can you imagine the reception Swisher’s gonna get at the new stadium?

  • BigBlueAL

    How the hell is Gambit in the Wolverine movie?????? Not realistic at all!!!!

    • whozat

      How does Gambit charge items with energy to explode at will?? Not realistic at all!!!!

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

        How does Cyclops shoot fucking lazers from his eyes?? Not realistic at all!!!!

      • BigBlueAL

        I deserved that.

  • Senor A. Boy

    What is Sterling’s call for Swisher?

  • Drew

    OH Swish is using a performance enhancer, he has wings.

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

    Lord knows I don’t want to see the statistical correction for this hot streak…

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

      But you do know you wanna ride it for all it’s worth

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

        Oh no doubt.

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

        Rebecca-Optimist Prime says:
        April 11th, 2009 at 8:30 pm
        But you do know you wanna ride it for all it’s worth

        (fighting the urge)

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

      Nick Swisher doesn’t experience statistical corrections. Statistical corrections experience Nick Swisher.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      Stats don’t correct Nick Swisher; Nick Swisher corrects stats.

    • Rich

      Factor in his bad luck last season, and it may last for some time.

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

    “Coneway Park”: Cute the first time. Dumb every succeeding time.

    Give it a rest, fellas.

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

    Nick Swisher is so awesome that his intangibles are tangible.

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

      That’s a shot at Jeter

      • VO

        Nick swisher can take as many shots as Jeter as he wants

  • Drew

    Okay, time for CC to drill someone.

  • Wolf Williams

    Will Boras tell Nady to become the clubhouse cancer that Manny became a year ago in Boston? Will Nady beat up the Yankees traveling secretary? Will he start carrying a water bottle in his back pocket out in right field?

    After the crocodile tears Boras shed at the Adenhart post-mortem press conference, I put nothing past him.

    • Drew

      Well if he beats up Costanza I’m leavin.

      • Drew

        And don’t be calling bluff on tears. He’s known the kid and family for a while.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Dude, come on. Those tears were not fake.

    • BigBlueAL

      I know Boras is a snake, but I honestly believe he really was that emotional during that press conference.

    • Thomas

      Will Nady beat up the Yankees traveling secretary?

      George Costanza better not put Nady in that Ramada.

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

      After the crocodile tears Boras shed at the Adenhart post-mortem press conference, I put nothing past him.

      I highly doubt that was anything but genuine.

      Dude is a 22 year old kid who was universally hailed as a great young man, and Boras has been his agent for what, 4-5 years now? Why wouldn’t he be genuinely heartbroken that his client and friend’s life ended suddenly and tragically?

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

      I knew some asshole would say Scott Boras was faking it.

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    Was Swisher just applying some cold sore medication? Lets try to not get that on camera next time YES.

    • Jonathan

      aha thats just chapstick

      i have chapstick that looks exactly the same

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

    YES-2?

    WTF?

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

      Seriously.

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

      It’s like Earth 2. That’s the channel where the Yanks finish in last place every year, and Tim McCarver loves them.

      • El Generalissimo

        This was the funniest comment of the night!!!! Congrats Steve.

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

          Muchas Gracias. I’m glad somebody got it.

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

    Outside of Francisco Rodriguez and Carlos Zambrano, what other pitchers contend for “the Most Overrated Pitcher in MLB”?

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      I want to say Beckett, but I guess that might not be fair.

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

        That’s a good one, but not for the entire game. It amazes me how people fawn over Beckett but don’t realize how similar his numbers – and medical history – is to A.J. Burnett.

        • El Generalissimo

          Im convinced AJ and Beckett are the same player, and that’s why if AJ is healthy during the playoffs he will be a dominant force.

    • BigBlueAL

      Your favorite, Dice K!!!!

    • Accent Shallow

      Zambrano has been a horse from 2003 onwards. No, he’s not gonna put up a 160 ERA+ again, but he’s a damn good pitcher.

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

        In the past three seasons Carlos Zambrano has seen his K/9 rate decline from 8.83 to 6.20; his K/BB ratio reaching a high of just 1.83; a WHIP that has been at least 1.29; and a FIP ranging from 4.14 to 4.58. The man is not the ace he’s made out to be.

        • Accent Shallow

          And with that decline in K-rate came a corresponding decline in walks; while is K/BB ratio has never been stellar, he maintained a similar ratio from 2006-2008.

          No, he’s not Santana/Sabathia, but he’s a horse.

          (And yeah, he may have surgery on the way. When he was celebrating after is no-hitter last year, he couldn’t lift his right arm above the shoulder)

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

      Jake Peavy

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        Naw. He’s that guy who is great but will never be considered in that top tier of pitchers because of where he pitches.

        Another one: Kazmir?

    • Thomas

      Josh Beckett
      Jon Garland/inning eater du jour

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

        Oooh, Garland +1.

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

      Papelbon.

      • Rich

        Certainly in terms of his supposed ability to be an effective starter.

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

      Brett freaking Myers.

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

        People care enough to even rate him? Really?

  • LiveFromNewYork

    Flaherty, whom I hate as a commentator, smacks Kay down. Nice one.

  • Wolf Williams

    In all seriousness, it’s amazing what a deep bench does for competitiveness. Guys in this lineup can not rest on an 10-for-24 streak. It’ll be great to see these guys trying to top each other all season, if this keeps up.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Holy Trinity of the Yankees
    Mo=God
    Melvin Croussett=Jesus Christ
    Swisher=Holy Spirit

    A-Rod=Judas?

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

      A-Rod Joe Torre=Judas?

      Too soon?

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        Joe Torre=Pontius Pilate?

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

      So the 12 Apostles = ?

      (I’m Jewish…I don’t even think I can name the 12 apostles!)

      • El Generalissimo

        Jewish and go to the Jesuit school I LIKE IT! You go to the Bronx or lincoln center campus?

    • Drew

      Who’s baby Jesus?
      I’d say Jeter is the Holy Spirit.
      Swisher is the Jesus with the tuxedo shirt.

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

    You know … Swish is only a single and double short of a cycle.

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      he got the hard stuff out of the way

    • BigBlueAL

      Well he has hit for a cycle for the season already.

    • mvg

      As soon as he hit the triple, I thought, “Well he got the hard part out of the way…”

      Now he’s got the hardest two parts.

  • Accent Shallow

    So Robbie batting .500 is unsustainable? Curses.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    I came to RAB to formally announce my homosexuality for Nick Swisher. That is all.

  • pat

    Swish has the 2 hardest parts of the cycle down.

    • pat

      Dammit Axisa, stealing my thunder.

  • Drew

    Aviles may have the dumbest stance. Up there with Pedroia’s baton swirl.

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

    Artist formerly known as ‘The’ Steve:

    I tackled that stadium story earlier today. I focused more on Mohegan Sun being upset. The banned companies story is more a problem with NYC EDC than it with the Yanks/Mets. I laughed at that.

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

      We have a squealer in our midst. We have narrowed it down to two suspects: Johnny Tightlips, and Frankie the Squealer.

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

      Yeah, well I should know to read the earlier posts before I go around blabbing, anyway.

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

    Ayayay Ransom

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

    Is there a more underrated starting pitcher out there than Matt Cain?

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

      No.

      • Alex S

        ted lilly?

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

          That was satire, right?

          • Steve O.

            http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Satire

            I’m pretty sure that you used satire incorrectly.

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

              If he’s ironically, militantly praising Ted Lilly in order to actually point out that Lilly is craptacular, how is that not satire?

              • Steve O.

                I see, I thought satire was geared towards problems in society.

                And I don’t think that was satire.

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

                  It generally is.

                  Society thinking Ted Lilly is good probably a problem, though, so it’s all good.

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          That guy on the Astros….Roy.

    • Joey

      He’s appreciated around these parts but most people don’t know how great Halladay is

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

        Anyone who doesn’t know how great Halladay is should find a new sport.

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

        You think? Personally, I regard him as the best pitcher on this planet, but I think he’s generally regarded as arguably the top pitcher in the AL.

        • Joey

          I talk to a ton of casual fans who either have no idea who he is or think he’s just an average SP. It’s crazy. I agree, he’s probably my favorite pitcher seeing him so often every season, but there are a ton of people who don’t know his amazingness

    • BigBlueAL

      Adam Wainright?? Injuries a problem though I guess.

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

      Is there a more underrated starting pitcher out there than Matt Cain?

      Yes. Joba Chamberlain.

      • Accent Shallow

        I assume you’re being facetious here.

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

          No.

          People think Joba shouldn’t be a starting pitcher, despite the fact that he’s an awesome starting pitcher.

          I’d say that makes him pretty “underrated” as a starting pitcher.

          • Accent Shallow

            I’ll give you that, but he doesn’t nearly have Matt Cain’s track record.

  • Alex S

    nice one cody

  • Rich

    Pena can’t be tried at 3B because…

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Damnit Cody.

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

    Fucking Ransom. That piece of shit defense cost the team TWO outs.

  • Jonathan

    arod would have made that

  • Drew

    I was just about to say Cody had a good snag on the grounder…
    Ramiro Pena to start soon?

  • Brazilian Yankee

    If you’re not going to hit, you should at least play D, Cody.

  • BigBlueAL

    Id rather have ARod playing 3b in a wheelchair or crutches.

    • Rich

      Playing Ransom is part of the conspiracy to rehabilitate A-Rod in the hearts and minds of psychotic Yankee fans.

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

        It’s not going to work.

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

      I’d rather have Madonna playing third.

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

        She’s probably used to “playing third”.

        • VO

          IETC

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

          Nice. Well played.

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

            Though I’m sure that offended Mike Pop for some reason.

            • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

              Lol, I don’t get offended by that stuff. I just find it funny that you and pat love to take it over the top.

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

                Its Pat’s fault. He’s a bad influence on me. I’m really a nice Momma’s boy.

                • Joey

                  I agree, it’s pat’s fault for everything

                • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

                  pat: the degenerate fucko.

                • pat

                  Ya bastads.

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

                  Hahahaha!

      • Thomas

        http://tiny.cc/FCxuK

        She could probably hit clean up with those arms.

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

    Cody Ransom really is an asshole.

  • Wolf Williams

    After Opening Day, people were laughing at the Yankees. “Ha Ha! Overpaid for an overrated fat slob who can’t pitch anymore!” After tonight, it’ll be, “F*cking Yankees! Buying another superstar and another title!”

    I wonder what John Kruk thinks about the Yankees now?

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Easy, Joba needs to go to the 8th.

  • Chip

    I miss A-Rod

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

    So what do you think we can get for Nady at the trade deadline?

    Hate to see him take ABs away from this Swisher fella.

    • Drew

      I think him coupled with Miranda and a good minor league arm can get us a quality prospect, provided the team needs a corner outfielder and is making a playoff push.

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

        How about that Tabata kid? He looks pretty good now that they locked up that crazy wife of his who was twice his age.

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

          I’d be willing to throw in Damaso Marte in that deal.

  • Malcard89

    Cody is not worthy of the major leagues. There are plenty of bad hitters out there, but c’mon, you can’t be that bad a fielder and play at this level.

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    God Ransom sucks

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

    The Ransom hate, it seethes.

    You know, he missed a home run by a few inches earlier…

    • Drew

      He’s also been playing less than soso defense with 0 offense.

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

      Where’s Chris C. at to tell us how we’re all idiots for wanting to sign Grudz instead of playing Ransom?

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        Or wanting Teahan.

  • pat

    Coco just do yourself a favor and concede the K.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    We are winning 6-0 without Arod or Tex. Nice.

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

      Who would have thunk it, aye?

  • Drew

    So Flaherty is the intelligible one?

  • pat

    Heh flaherty wants to talk baseball and kay just wants to bullshit.

  • Alex S

    coco crisp’s stance looks different…..

    • Drew

      It is different, he doesn’t have the jazz fingers.

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

    Anyone see Bloomberg’s commercials en Espanol?

    Holey moley, his Spanish is worse than mine. Its hilarious.

  • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

    CC threw 9 extra pitches, thanks to ransom.

    • VO

      No CC threw 9 extra pitches cause he didn’t get to the ball himself! BUST!

    • John

      not to mention the two pickoff throws

  • Alex S

    • VO

      Couldn’t agree more

    • http://nyfaninboston.blogspot.com/ Manimal

      Can Melky play third?

      • Chip

        Can Melky hit better than Ransom?

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          Will Grudz be ready to play by tomorrow?

          • Spaceman.Spiff

            Can we wait a couple of weeks for A-Rod to come back?

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

              Yes.

              Do we want to? No.

    • pat

      YOU WILL REGRET THAT DECISION

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

      Stolen ketchup?

      I mean, if you’re going to steal a condiment, I would definitely go with Guacamole. Not only is it delicious, but I just love saying ‘Guacamole’ for some reason.

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        What in the hell are you going to do with that much ketchup.

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

          Make a LOT of Horror Movies.

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

    Something Kay just said that I wish he was saying in a different context:

    “Mark Teahen takes over at third…”

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Guys, what are you talking about? Ransom makes his throws so much more selflessly than A-Rod. The only reason he threw that ball high was so Cano could show off his jumping skills. Rodriguez would’ve turned the DP nicely so he could read about it in the paper the next day.

  • Drew

    Lol Nady fans on a fastball right down the middle.

    • Chip

      Ditto Ransom

  • Wolf Williams

    Geography lesson for Ransom: Scranton-Wilkes Barre is a lot closer to Kansas City than maybe you thought it was…..

  • Joey

    Mendoza line = destroyed by Ransom

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

      .200 = Mendoza Line
      .150 = Mientkiewicz Line
      .100 = Ransom Line

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

        .200 = Mendoza Varitek Line
        .150 = Mientkiewicz Line
        .100 = Ransom Line

        Fixed.

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

      He’s hitting below the Ramiro Mendoza line at this point.

      • Accent Shallow

        Owner of arguably my favorite baseball nickname: “El Brujo”.

        Means “the witch doctor”

  • Rich

    CC really should bat.

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

    Oof: http://tinyurl.com/ddah97

    Now, seeing as how she didn’t die, does her stupidity warrant a lack of sympathy? I think so >_>

    • pat

      agreed. In one picture she’s clearly smiling.

    • Drew

      Last time someone did that they baited the bear away with beef. Ain’t no beef gonna distract a bear from that beefy lady.

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

        Yeah exactly, they’re dangling her on that rope like a chew toy. A big, fat Fräu chew toy.

        I do that to my two Bulldogs and they go crazy.

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

      Here’s a running commentary of me reading that story:

      “Huh, woman gets mauled. What a dumb ass, people are always doing stupid things. Well, let’s get back to watching this baseball ga–

      –OOOOH, PICTURES! OOOH, A VIDEO!!!”

      • Joey

        Exact same reaction, did not expect those

  • Drew

    Alright Gritner! Get on over to second.

  • http://deleted RollingWave

    At least Gardner finally got a walk

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

      You can’t steal first, you know.

      BTW-I just made that up.

  • Accent Shallow

    Please, go ahead and walk the guy who hasn’t proved he can hit major league pitching.

    I’m certainly not going to complain.

  • Rich

    Gardner’s OBP is now > his AVG

  • Tom Zig

    Jeter will GIDP, even though there are 2 outs already

  • dkidd

    stunning awkwardness in the booth

  • Tom Zig

    David Cone…pick one Tejada or Tejeda and stick with it.

  • Tom Zig

    Are we about to have ANOTHER spill over thread?

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

    Oy Kay, you’re late on the Passover wishes. But the sentiment is certainly appreciated.

    • Tom Zig

      I’m guessing it isn’t appropriate to say “Happy Passover”

    • Accent Shallow

      He wished us a happy Passover and Easter. Not sure there’s anyone out there celebrating both!

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        A friend of mine was Bar Mitzvahed and Confirmed.

        • Rich

          Just to double dip on the gifts?

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            I told him he should go to Mecca just to complete the trifecta.

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

          I’m also Muslim and Buddhist.

          I like to cover my bases.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That was a nice AB Jetes.

    • Accent Shallow

      Agreed. Not quite rhinoceros and a washing machine, but not bad.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Mo almighty, David and Co. We get it. You’re from Kansas City.

  • Reggie C.

    now that screen in KC is HUGE!

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    “Dayton Moore comes from a good stable of talent evaluators.”

    The fact that Kyle Farnsworth is on his team negates this statement entirely.

    • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

      Heh. Jose Guillen – 36 million?

    • http://deleted RollingWave

      The professor is actually a lot more defendable than Horacio Ramriez, Willie Bloomquist and Sidney Ponson

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Very true. And like Pop, the “man” I defeated in the tournament bracket, said: long term/big money to Jose ‘The Dominican Joe Carter’ Guillen is awful as well.

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          What a little asshole you are.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Keep drinkin’ that Haterade, Pop.

            • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

              Haterade? Good one, last time I heard that I fell off my dinosaur!

              You went against your own boys, son! The guys you were hyped up about all year, you’re a traitor! Might as well call you Benedict.

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                Oh snap. You went colonial on my ass.

                I picked with my head and rooted with my heart. If I’d lost the bracket ’cause my boys won, I’d be even happier.

                • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

                  Ha, it’s all good man.

                • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                  The Cowboys suck.

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

          Seriously, Matt, step your namedrop game up.

          I’ve set a high bar for you to match. If you’re not up to the task, don’t try at all.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            Well I had sex with your wife!

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

              Baby steps, apparently.

              • Joey

                in 9 months, maybe

              • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

                I’m a bad shit-talker, what can I say? I let my awesome tournament picks do the talking.

          • Steve O.

            Heh, I was going to say the same thing but Matt got a little emotional last time.

      • pat

        THA PROFESSAAAAA

      • Thomas

        Clearly, the worst was trading for Mike Jacobs. They had a superior 1B option in Kila, but instead traded for Jacobs. Additionally, they traded away a good reliever in Nunez requiring them to sign Farnsworth.

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

      Moore’s offseason:

      Additions: Coco Crisp, Mike Jacobs, Juan Cruz, Kyle Farnsworth, Willie Bloomquist, Miguel Olivo (re-signed), Jamey Wright, Horacio Ramirez, Bruce Chen, Tug Hulett, Doug Waechter, Franquelis Osoria, J.R. House

      Subtractions: Mark Grudzielanek, Joey Gathright, Esteban German, Ramon Ramirez, Brett Tomko (midseason), Leo Nunez

      I count one good move: Crisp for Ramirez. And that’s mitigated by the fact that it created a real hole in the bullpen that was filled HORRIBLY.

      • Thomas

        HAHAHAHAHAHAHA Bruce Chen.

  • Rich

    CC’s PC = 73

    • John

      should be 64 if not for Ransom

      • Chip

        Yeah if Albaladejo gets to pitch an inning today, he should go thank Ransom for getting CC’s PC up

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

    Who was saying CC should nail someone?

    • Drew

      muah.

  • Drew

    haha, Fans yelling “THROW HIM OUT!”

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

    Those douchebags sitting behind the brick wall behind home plate are starting to aggravate me.

  • Wolf Williams

    Ball meets meat is never a good sound…..

    • Chip

      That’s what she said

    • Drew

      Well… I won’t go there.

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

      They’re right. You ARE on a roll.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Brett makes that catch if he’s taller.

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

    Nice try by Gardner

    • Rich

      He’s better coming in on balls than going back on them.

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

        I should not have read that comment right after reading the balls hitting meat comment

        • Rich

          Double entendres abound.

          • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

            I’d like the double her entendre.

            /The Todd.

      • Chip

        Well he’s got that over A-Rod at least

  • Chip

    I wonder if CC is missing his spots a bit. We haven’t seen a K for a long time

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

    I’m hoping that if Jose Molina subs for Jorge Posada tomorrow that Nick Swisher will take Brett Gardner out of the lineup as well.

    • Chip

      How about Nick Swisher taking Nady out of the lineup?

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        No, cause then Brett would be in along with Jose and Cody.

    • Drew

      Hopefully Girardi doesn;t take Damon out like he intended to do today.

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

        Well, if both Teixeira and Posada are in the lineup, that’s perfectly fine.

  • VO

    SWISHHERRR

  • Ahinds

    cc threw swish a cutter

  • Drew

    Swisher>>>Donny Baseball

    • Thomas

      DonnyBaseballHallOfFame is planning to kill you for that comment.

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

        Did he disappear forever too?

        Missing in Action:
        DBHOF
        Old Ranger

      • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

        I think he got banned, haha.

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

    CC had too much time there, like he couldn’t decide where to throw it.

  • mustang

    The man can do no wrong.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    I <3 this CC guy.

    • Chip

      One more inning and let Albaladejo and Edwar complete the shutout

      • Drew

        Marte needs work.

        • Chip

          True, I was trying to remember who needed to get some innings in. I could see Albaladejo going two as well

          • Drew

            I think Coke needs an inning also.

    • Tom Zig

      AJ Burnett just shed a tear.

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

        Mike Pop is a two-timing whore.

        • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

          Hey man, I get bored.

  • Drew

    Every other inning we put up a deuce. It’s time.

  • Chip

    I love having Swisher in this lineup

  • John

    another walk? there goes the cycle

    • Rich

      I suck.

  • Rich

    There goes the attempt at the cycle.

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

    “Let sleeping dogs lay, as the old saying goes…”

    Lie. Let sleeping dogs lie.

    • Thomas

      Hey, he got it right this time. Must be the new RAB-YES connection there.

  • Chip

    Wow, that was an absolutely BS called strike 3

    • Chip

      And then the same BS strike to Posada, this ump wants to get out of here

  • Rich
    • pat

      Laird with three hits, nice.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      A-Jax is 2-3 w/an RBI and a run.

  • pat

    125-50, fucking ridiculous.

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

    Jesus Montero with his first jack of the season.

    • Drew

      What the hell happened to ALfredo

  • http://eemack.blogspot.com Eric

    I think the ump is ready to go home.

  • pat

    HAHAHAHAH CONEY

  • Drew

    How could Swisher not take off for second? Uhhh maybe because he’s not exactly the best base stealer.

    • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

      You shut your mouth when you’re talking to me. Nick Swisher is perfect at everything.

      • Drew

        haha. My bad.
        Swish>>>>>Ricky Henderson

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

      He’s tubby yet effective. He’s like the baseball version of Vinnie “Microwave” Johnson.

  • http://heavysoundsandtheabstracttruth.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/alg_burnett-sabathia-3.jpg Mike Pop

    Tejeda was released by the Rangers, am I right?

    Jon Daniels fail. I’d want Benson over him too……

  • Accent Shallow

    A comment in which I overreact:

    Robbie, that K . . . oooooof. Swinging at a head-high fastball, whiffing on a low and inside breaking ball . . . ergh.

  • John

    04-11-12
    Playing the Red Sox in the opener at New York’s Hilltop Park‚ the Yankees wear pinstripes for the first time. Boston scores a run in the 1st against Ray Caldwell‚ and the Yankees respond with two runs in the bottom against Joe Wood. That is all the scoring until the ninth inning‚ when the Sox score four runs‚ including two on a Smoky Joe single. Boston wins‚ 5-3‚ on Smoky Joe Wood’s seven hitter

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

    Break up the O’s.

  • pat

    I guess only i thought cone said “he got it up to 86 or 87 on that bitch.”

    • Drew

      degenerate fucko pat to the rescue.

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

    The O’s have a line up to compete. They just need some pitching.

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

    I’m here where the Rays will be in September.

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

    (golf clap)