Apr
06

Game One: Play Ball!

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Opening Day 2009It’s like Christmas, but better.

After six long and occasionally torturous months, the Yankees will finally return to paying meaningful games today. The weather looked threatening at one point, but it’s cleared up a bit and it now looks like we’ll have baseball down in Baltimore. Praise be to Mo.

Your Opening Day starting nine:

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

And on the mound, weighing in at $170,000,000, CC Sabathia.

Notes: Expect Tex to get the bejesus booed out of him … you can find out 2009 Predictions thread here … please considered participating in The 2009 RAB Pledge Drive to benefit Joe Torre’s Safe At Home Foundation if you haven’t already …

Categories : Game Threads
  • Jake H

    I hope the rain stops so they play on time.

    • K.B.D.

      It’s already been stopped for 20 minutes or so.

  • steve (different one)

    $161,000,000

    that’s practically pocket change.

  • donttradecano

    finally.

  • Mike Pop

    That picture is great. Can’t wait till he blasts a 3-run shot.

  • pat

    I can’t believe cc sabathia is on our team.

    • Mike Pop

      Mr. Pat, what is that, in your pants?

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

        Probably his hand.

        http://www.instantrimshot.com

      • andrew

        ietc.
        i also enjoyed the evil empire music they played as they introduced the yankee line up

      • pat

        bahaha

  • Brooklyn Ed

    the season’s first fight in Fenway:

    http://www.bostonherald.com/ne.....cket_line/

    …that article is very amusing. lol

    • Thomas

      Drunks in Boston!?!?!?!?

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

    It’s like Christmas, but better.

    http://www.hulu.com/watch/4761.....calculator

    • Mike Pop

      Just an awesome skit.

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    man…i wish i could fast forward right now.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    my prediction for today’s game on MLB The Show:

    CC’s line – 7 ip, 3 hits, 5ks, 0 runs
    Teixeria – 2-4, solo home run (first at ab)
    Cano – 1-4, solo home run
    Ransom – 2-3, single double walk rbi
    Gardner – 2-3, sb
    Nady – 1-4, rbi

    …its just some key hits

    • Brooklyn Ed

      oh yeah..

      Brian Bruney gave up 3 runs but was relieved by Coke to close out the 8th, then Mo came in the 9th to shut the door

  • K.B.D.

    I don’t think I’ve ever anticipated a season like this one. A relative youth movement, the deepest rotation in years, Mo still closing games at an elite level, Jeter still getting it done at SS (despite some definite shortcomings), guys down on the farm waiting to get the call (Hughes, Melancon), guys down on the farm ready to vault into top tier prospects (Montero, Brackman).

    It doesn’t get any better than this.

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

      We are on a boat.

      • jsbrendog

        i feel like playing wii with alec baldwin

  • texburnathia

    The pitching matchups this series are so unfair for the Orioles

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      Considering both teams’ rotations, this will be the case in pretty much every series between those two teams.

    • pat

      The pitching matchups this series season are so unfair for the Orioles rest of the league.

      /fixed that ish

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Where would you set the over/under for in terms of comments in the opening day game thread?

    • andrew

      375

      • Spaceman.Spiff

        I’m taking the over.

        • pat

          I’d say 500 is a good target. When people start getting home from work/ class it will pick up drastically.

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

    Are they playing “Loser” while they announce the Yankees? That’s kind of awesome.

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

      Heh, I was just about to say.

      • Mike Pop

        There we go, the Evil Empire.

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

          I know at the Stadium the Yankees are the “good guys” and all, and I know they’ve been playing the “Imperial March” for the visiting team for a really long time, but I kinda wish they’d make a change and play the “Imperial March” when they announce the Yankees. Just as kind of a big middle-finger to the rest of baseball.

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

            I so wholeheartedly agree.

            We are the Empire. In every way, shape, and form. We are the bad guys. The bad guys usually win.

            Shit, we live in the Empire State and our Stadium was patterned after Roman Coliseums.

            • K.B.D.

              And we should get Darth Vader on a one-day contract to force choke Kevin Youkilis. Get it done, Cash.

              • jsbrendog

                ietcvm

                • Mike Pop

                  I’m gonna shoot him with a BB gun when he’s not looking. Yep, back of the head.

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

              Am I the only one finding it a bit strange that people find the use of the “Imperial March” to be so comment-worthy? They’ve been playing that song for visiting team intros at the Stadium, and other stadiums, for years. I guess everything’s exciting on opening day.

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

                You started it.

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

                  Ha… I was like “well damn, that’s fair enough,” but then I read back a bit and realized I did not, in fact, start it. So there.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    So I’m most likely gonna be blacked out on ESPN. I hope ESPN 360 works for me.

    • John

      is ESPN360 free? I cant get it for some reason

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        I’ve used it for free before to watch a UConn game that was untelevised. Now when I click on the Yankees, it brings me to a soccer game.

  • Mike Pop

    Edwar is just so tiny.

    Why is “I’m a Loser” by Beck playing, lol.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    go figure, Teixeria got boo’d the loudest.

  • Mike Pop

    Tex was great.

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    ha Tex just smiling while he gets boos…big day for him i bet.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      I’m predicting a homer in his first at ball. :D

      • Brooklyn Ed

        bat*

        • Tom Zig

          It will land on Eutaw Street. Then the Orioles will be forced to commemorate Teixeira being on the Yankees.

  • Alex S

    hahaha Tex was ready for that

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I love the Star Wars empire backround music being played when they announced the Yankees.

    • Mike Pop

      Ya, was just so awesome.

      Were they trying to say the “non-starters” were Losers?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Damn that was TOO close. Don’t give me a heart attack CC.

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

    Wow. This introduction ceremony for the O’s is kinda geigh. Nice ballons and little league uniforms.

    • Mike Pop

      I agree, a little too much.

    • Yankeegirl49

      I immediately thought of Little league

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    The announcing of the Orioles seems a little too much like a….ah…well retarded. where’s the clown car?

  • BigBlueAL

    Nice to see Extra Innings showing both the Away and Home team broadcasts for most of the games today. Im fortunate enough to listen to Michael Kay just like all you guys!!!!

    • Mike Pop

      And I’m damn excited to hear his voice again to be honest!!

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Live Chat? For those of us at work?

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    Does ESPN 360 count blackouts as well? ‘Cause every time I click on either the Mets game or the Yankees game it brings me to an English soccer match.

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

    George Sherrill’s in the best shape of his life.

    • Mike Pop

      Ietc.

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    so who’s the first wrestling match between?

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

    Thank Mo I’m not part of a fan base that chants “Luuuuuuke” for the immortal Luke Scott. Yikes. Depressing.

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

      They were saying Boo-urns.

  • andrew

    Have they said how long this delay is supposed to last?

    • K.B.D.

      …Delay?

      • andrew

        First pitch was scheduled for 4:07, Yahoo has “delayed” next to the game. I’m assuming it’s about to start, maybe they just started that opening ceremony late which is causing the pushback of the first pitch by 10 minutes.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      No delay I know of.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    just curious, if anyone is rocking their Yankee jeresey/hats today?

    • Drew

      My hat put in work today.

    • Expired Milk

      Ha ha I am but only becasue I dont feel like gelling my hair.

      • Brooklyn Ed

        lol same here. woke up this morning feeling mad lazy. hahas.

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

          Guys. Put down the hair gel. Seriously.

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

              I wonder who those people actually are…and if they know they are famous yet infamous? or maybe just infamous?

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

              (2009 Kabak family reunion)

    • John

      I am…wore my Yanks shirt to class today to piss my anti-Yankee teacher off.

  • Evan in NYC

    Where can I listen to the game without paying? CBS880 seems to give me local news.

    • Evan in NYC

      I’m at work of course.

      • John

        do you have a computer nearby

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

    Was there some significance to the flag with only 15 stars, or do the Orioles just suck at life?

    • Mike Pop

      The 15-star, 15-stripe garrison flag, known as the Star-Spangled Banner, was made in 1813 by Mary Pickersgill as commissioned by Lt. Col. George Armistead to fly over Fort McHenry. This flag was flown Sept. 13 and 14, 1814 during the War of 1812 in the Battle of Baltimore.

      http://americanhistory2.si.edu.....ewskey=968

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

        You f*cking smarty=pants. Time to turn on the volume again.

        • Mike Pop

          I was a MENSA, you know.

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

            Masturbating
            Everyday…
            Naturally,
            Sundays
            Also

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

              Now I have your wife…

              Zing

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

          Ha. Turned on the volume just in time to hear Michael Kay. There’s karma for ya.

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

    “please considered participating in The 2009 RAB Pledge Drive to benefit Joe Torre’s Safe At Home Foundation if you haven’t already …”

    Seriously, do it. Baseball has given you a reason to keep living, you pathetic dolphin-floggers. The least you can do is give back a little. Doesn’t take that much. 3 cents a run. It’s nothing to you but it’s a lot to someone who needs it.

    Do it now. Email Mike with your info. Only takes a second.

    We now return you to this scheduled Orioles beatdown already in progress.

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

    I’d like to see Putz blow this, but I’d rather see K-Rod do it.

    • jsbrendog

      either one would be delightful

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      Hating the Mets..a national past time.

  • jsbrendog

    START ALREADY!! im getting tired of hitting refresh on the espn scoreboard waiting for the gamecast option to come up

    • Evan in NYC

      Doesn’t wCBS 880 have a “Listen Live” for baseball, not just local news?

      • jsbrendog

        cbs 880 has a website? yeah no clue

      • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

        From what I can tell, you can’t listen to games online. It’s certainly mandated by MLBAM.

  • Drew

    Checkin out the Mets game… Mo I hope Putz blows the game..

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

    Shut up Michael Kay. Please.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      his voice is music to my ears…means yankees baseball!

    • Joey

      Fuck you, I have Morgan and Miller

      • jsbrendog

        fuck you i have nothing! cause im at work!

        • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

          Fuck you! you got a job!

          • Drew

            Ding Ding.. WInner.

            • Joey

              lol ietc

          • jsbrendog

            touche

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

            Eh, I don’t know if being the jizz-mopper at the nudie booth really qualifies as a “job”.

            • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

              paycheck = job (unless it’s an internship)

      • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

        Fuck you, I have a black out on TV, an apparent black out on ESPN 360 so I have Gameday Audio.

  • jmas12

    I hate to say it but I would not be shocked if CC gets rocked today. He was pretty mediocre in the spring, and unfortunately April is just historically not his month. But I’m fairly confident in saying that from May on he’ll be lights out. And if we regulate his innings (unlike Cleveland and Milwaukee) he’ll be great in October too. Let me ask you this, say we end up in a similar situation as last year and need to win every game down the stretch. Won’t you feel pretty comfortable with CC Sabathia and Andy Pettitte in your rotation? They’re not going to take themselves out of the rotation no matter what, and CC will pitch every game if need be. That’s character, and that’s what wins ballgames.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Yo, why you gotta be a buzzkill?

    • andrew

      You forgot grit, heart, and hustle. And dirty uniforms.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Good luck to Moheller with the O’s. hopefully the Yanks will pick him back up when he gets DFA for Matt Weiters.

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

      Good luck to Moheller Moeller with the O’s. Hopefully the Yanks will pick him back up have no earthly need for him when he gets DFA’d for Matt Wieters.

      Fixed.

  • pat

    Oo this is a little late but for mike, ben, mondesi and any others who were at the stadium saturday, how awesome was it that sully threw out the first pitch? I swear I cheered louder for him than any yankee that day.

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

      I actually gave my Saturday ticket to my buddy’s little brother since I went on Thursday and Friday. I’m a softie like that.

  • Drew

    Gardner for ROY?
    I’d put it at about a 25% chance.
    First pitch!! Go Yanks!

    • pat

      Haha thats pretty optimistic,I’d go with 5% if he’s even eligible for the award.

      • Drew

        My high percentage was due to the fact that playing in NY grants him more of a chance than a small market team. Ie: if he has the same stats of a guy in Cleveland, he’ll get the nod. If he ends up at around .270 with 30 sb’s 90+ runs and over 130 games played, I think he’s got a great shot at it.

        • pat

          Thats very true, the media already seems to have a hard on for him. You could be on to something.

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

    I love Jeter hitting leadoff.

  • jsbrendog

    look at this, jeter 8 pitch at bat. atta boy

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

    I love it. Love it love it love it.

  • Wolf Williams

    An 8-pitch at bat with a single….. Great start for the Cap’n and the Yanks in 2009.

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

    Awwww, they love Tex.

    • Brooklyn Ed

      Tex looks piss.

  • andrew

    The reason Jeter hits leadoff is because the Yankees have been “looking at charts” of Damon’s groundballs. I love how Kay makes it sound like rocket science.

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

    Who really thought he was going to the Orioles? They don’t have the money

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

      Who really thought he was going to the Orioles? They don’t have the money suck.</i?

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Ack! Gameday is blocked at work! Help!

    • jsbrendog

      try yahoo or mlb.com they eahc have their own versions

      • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

        Whew. Thanks.

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    come on boys…bring us a first in run.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      Doh!!!

  • John

    im watching online but its ESPN Asia…its stll the game bradcast at least

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

    Oh boy, here comes CC. I’ve been waiting for this moment since he signed back in December.

    • John

      me three

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

      I spoke too soon. Bust.

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    OMG BUST.

  • McCaff

    that 52 looks small on his big back

  • Chris K

    OMG NO!

  • Drew

    Come on Jorge get down!

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    DUDE!!! come on.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      I want my money back!

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

    WTF CC.

    • Mike Pop

      No chemistry.

  • shades

    bust.

  • jim

    CC’s a bust. What a waste

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

    He swung at that. Bah.

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Little help here? No gamecast, none of espn, mlb or yahoo are working for me.

    • pat

      Do a radio station search. For some teams you can pick up the local broadcast online. You can even try wfan online.

  • McCaff

    F

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

    Nice pay by Ransom.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    A-who? good job Ransom.

  • Spaceman.Spiff

    Good hands by Jetes!

  • desus

    this cc guy is the suck. We should have kept joba in the bullpen so we could put him in right now.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Too bad we can’t combine Molina’s D with Posada’s bat.
    Nice throw to the plate there!

  • Wolf Williams

    Girardi is such a health food freak, I wonder if the Brian Bruney Weight Loss Plan is ever going to go into effect for Sabathia. I never did like the road grays, but Sabathia looks like hell in this uniform.

    Or is it just me………………?

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    Anyone having issues with the thread?

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

      We’re working on it.

      • JT

        Who’s running this site? What a bunch of good for nothing bums. I’m going back to reading Abraham’s blog.

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

          Should be good to go now.

          • Mike Pop

            You guys are the best.

      • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

        Thanks

    • Drew

      I am. Took about 8 tries and 10 minutes to get it loaded.

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

      Yes, I am too.

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

        Seems fine now.

    • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

      I switched to Mozilla and it’s running fine. IE was killing me.

      • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

        I’m on firefox

    • 27 this year

      you mean it loading slow because it usually works really fast but today it is slow. Maybe all the traffic?

      • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

        It was not loading. I would comment and it would just say waiting. probably was all the traffic. Didn’t know if there was an issue with the site or my connection.

    • Tom Zig

      RAB’s server is being overloaded.

      Actually its probably just you and me. The internet at my school sucks.

    • andrew

      The reputation of this site is already tarnished, these server issues only confirm that fact.

  • JT

    “Ramiro Pena is considered by many scouts to be one of the up and coming shortstops in this game.”
    Let’s not overplay our hand here. More like the next Rey Ordonez. Great glove, all american out.

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

    Maybe you guys can get YES to pay for a upgrade to the site.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      We shouldn’t need an upgrade. You don’t wanna know how much we pay for hosting.

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

        I know… but it would be free.

    • 27 this year

      we just had the whole makeover.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    1-pitch outs are always fun

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

    I’m pretty sure Luke Scott shat his pants on that pitch

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

    CC’s looking much more comfortable this inning.

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

      Nice and easy inning.

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

      Word.

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Melky would have had that go over his head.

  • Drew

    Did you see the grit and determination in Grit Gritner’s eyes while catching that ball? True American right there.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      Racist

    • JT

      Yeah, he’s a real dirtdog.

  • Wolf Williams

    Cliff Lee and the Indians lose 9-1, and Tony Clark hits a Grand Slam in Arizona…. is that a record for the batter with the most gray hair to ever hit a GS? How old is Clark, anyway?

    • mko

      He’s only 36 ;-)

  • Tseng

    Woo, much better inning this time.

    • JT

      Here’s to many more like that.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    That changeup to Zaun was nasty

  • Expired Milk

    1-2-3 inning and everything is back to normal

  • Wolf Williams

    What’s the over/under on Gardner home runs this season, 2.5?

    • Mike Pop

      Four, three will be inside the park ones. One in Oakland, one in Seattle, and the other two in YS.

  • pat

    Time to burn, gritner

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

    GRITGASM.

    • The Evil Empire

      my first

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

      This experience is new to me but I love the feeling

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    SB #1 coming up.

  • Tom Zig

    Jeter GITPed…with only one man on base

  • JT

    Haha, Guthrie is terrified with him on first.

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

    I <3 Brett Gardner

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Gardner MVP!! 1.000 OBP!

  • Tom Zig

    200+ comments and its only the 3rd inning. Solid work.

  • Biship

    the fact that joe morgan loves his potential is a bad sign for Melky

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

    Hit and run. I love it.

    • Mike Pop

      Could decrease the Derek double plays a bit.

    • JT

      Beautiful. Not just on Gardner’s part. Absolutely perfect job by Jeter

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

      OMG small ball!!!

  • Tseng

    Wow, that’s what Gardner brings to the team with speed? Me likes! DP ball otherwise.

  • Wolf Williams

    Old-time baseball right there….. Who doesn’t love that?

    Gardner, Jeter’s personal double-play eraser.

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    fucking perfect hit and run.

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    What is this I see? First to third? I didn’t know that was possible in baseball. Isn’t that illegal?

    • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

      (sarcasm)

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

    Second time around Guthrie is fucked. He layed too many right down the middle.

  • Tseng

    FIRST BLOOD.

    It’s only the first game, but I’m liking Gardner so far.

  • mustang

    small ball baby

  • http://actyankee.blogspot.com Matt

    First run of the year! Woo!

  • Joey

    Who had Gardener first run and Damon first RBI for the season?

  • MJ

    And….shame on all who doubted the Gardy!

    Love this kid.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Nice job JD! First run of many to come, I hope.

  • John

    Nice Job by our 3 lead-off men

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Brett Gardner = White Lightning. I don’t care what Jesse “The Body Mind” Ventura thinks.

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

      Mine fell the hardest.

      Mine are the deadest.

  • pat

    Wait was that “small ball”? Did I spell that right?

  • Drew

    MOzilla time baby

  • Wolf Williams

    Boy, if Tex and Cano have Cano-like Aprils, then Gardner, Jeter, and Damon will have to hit like MVP candidates.

    I’ve always like Matsui, but watching him step in as the clean-up guy just looks… weak. Anyone else get that impression?

    • mko

      It’s only the first three innings of the first game of the season. Don’t jump to any conclusions just yet.

      Matsui is no A-Rod, that’s for sure, but when he is hot he can rake with the best.

      • Mike Pop

        Ya, waaay to early to get worked up about.

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    i don’t know, we got two guys batting 1000 and everyone else sucks. could be a tough year.

  • Angelo

    Tex is due next AB

  • KP

    I am sooo skipping my night class…

  • jsbrendog

    so much traffic it nust too me 20+ min to even be able to view the comments. kept getting network unavailable.

    go gardy

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

    WTF, I thought Tex was a Gold Glover!!!

  • Mike Pop

    Where were you, Tex?

    • shades

      CC is teh suck!!!1!!!!1

  • BigBlueAL

    CC’s control all over the place so far.

  • Mike Pop

    Oh boy.

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

    YES’ gun is a little slow, it has CC at 89-90 but Gameday and Pitch F/X have him at 92-94.

  • BigBlueAL

    Pathetic.

    • BigBlueAL

      Sorry I had to, first chance to whine this season :-)

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Wow, that sucks, not the first start I imagined for CC

  • http://www.blueseatblogs.com Dave

    Remember, 1 of 162. Don’t get your panties in a bunch.

  • mustang

    CC is just having a hard time right now.

  • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

    yeah. this joint is taking for ever…maybe that free YES upgrade is worth a thought.