• Drew

    Lineup make a me smile

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

      A, SHUT UP A YOU FACE!

      • Drew

        I smack a ya face

  • MyNameIsNed

    Not that I am expecting the world from A-Rod tonight, but I am counting on him hitting 5 long balls tonight.

    Or, I will just take seeing “the 3rd baseman” out on the field again.

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

      4 AB’s, 4 homers… 20 RBI.

      • MyNameIsNed

        I was going to put something down along those lines too, but I wanted to avoid the backlash…then i remembered Im not on lohud anymore.

  • Infamous

    Why isnt Berroa DFA’d and Juan Miranda up here? I dont get it

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

      Hmm… ARod insurance? The team wants Berroa around for a while longer until they’re sure ARod is good to go at 3B day in and day out?

      That’s all I got.

      • Infamous

        Ramiro Pena?

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

          I didn’t say I agreed with it. I’m with you, I’d roll the dice on Peña being the only UTI, I don’t think we need both him and Berroa.

          Just trying to guess inside the mind of the Yankees.

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

            Eh, I can understand keeping Berroa around for another week or so, just to have him as A-Rod insurance.

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

              It’s not the worst idea in the world.

              I’d still have given Berroa the dead fish in newspaper today, though. I’m bold and daring.

            • Infamous

              Our bench is extremely weak though, we used Gardner as a pinch hitter.

              I say we need Miranda right now alot more then Berroa. Tex looks like he needs a day off and Berroa is behind Pena on the depth chart anyway.

  • FL Yank

    I have a good feeling about this game and I haven’t had one in a long time. Don’t get me wrong I am not a pessimistic fan in any way. I just think something special is about to happen.

    …although it might just be thread title giving me the tingles in my bathing suit area…

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

      …although it might just be thread title giving me the tingles in my bathing suit area…

      No, that’s the balm you applied. Give it time, the tingle means it’s working.

      • FL Yank

        Crap. I knew IcyHot was a bad idea.

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

          FL Yank = Roger Clemens

          • FL Yank

            I would throw a bat at Piazza.

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

              You’d bang Mindy McCready.

              • FL Yank

                What you meant was that I’d have an affair with her while she was underage. And I’d have to agree with that.

  • Mr. Rodriguez

    Can we get any production out of the Catcher position in the next two weeks or no?

    • whozat

      Probably only by accident.

    • Chris

      I’m sure the catchers will produce a lot of outs.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Hey! I don’t actually have a paper to write tonight! (Well, I have an entire thesis, but it’s not due tomorrow!) I can enjoy baseball!

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

      You’re a glutton for punishment.
      You like it rough.

    • FL Yank

      Pssshhh. Lanny told me everyone who says they have a paper to write is a liar…

      (I keed, I keed)

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

        OH SHIT YOU SAID THE NAME WE WERENT GONNA SAY

        • FL Yank

          I’m pretty sure if you paint lamb’s blood on the outsides of your computer screen it’ll keep him at bay.

  • Chip

    This is by far and away the best lineup I’ve seen all season. Even tho Posada is out and Cervelli is getting the start, it’s like getting both Tex and A-Rod back as Tex will now actually be thrown a fastball or two

  • Nigel Incubator-Jones

    Funny that with this losing streak A-rods return is treated with optimism. If they were on a winning streak I think he would be seen as a harbinger of doom.. or oaktag.

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

      I must hear the story of your name. Please, tell me.

      • Nigel Incubator-Jones

        Monty Python – Twit of the year contest

        • Nigel Incubator-Jones
          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. Now I’m pissed at myself for not recognizing it.

            True story: I have a running joke with some friends about starting a glossy, Cigar Aficionado-style magazine called “Upperclass Twit Monthly”.

            • Nigel Incubator-Jones

              Sign me up!

    • FL Yank

      “And a dragon with seven heads and 10 horns would rise and lay waste to all that was!” (paraphrasing)

      In case you didn’t know, the Book of Revelations is actually about A-Rod’s return to the Yankees; not the end of the world.

      • Accent Shallow

        “Who can open the doors of his face? . . . Out of his mouth go burning lamps . . .”

        I prefer this Biblical quote, personally.

    • MyNameIsNed

      What are the odds that A-Rod’s return will coincide with a gem being spun by CC?

      Hopefully better than the odds of me getting laid tonight.

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

    Heh, F-Her.

  • Drew

    The only position we would need to pinch hit for is the 9 slot. I’m not too worried about Miranda not being here.

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

      Remember you said that when the game is tied and we have one out and a runner on second and Frankie “Mr. Weak Hack” Cervelli comes up to bat against Brian Bass, and Bass strikes him out on three balls.

      • Nigel Incubator-Jones

        C’mon, he can’t be that bad, he played in the WBC!!

        /sacrcasm

        • Nigel Incubator-Jones

          sacrasm is like sarcasm.. only different. and I do enjoy replying to my own posts. 2 for 2.

          • FL Yank

            I like how you misspelled a word you misspelled hehe.

            • Nigel Incubator-Jones

              Yeah, hoped no one would notice.. thanks for that.

              • FL Yank

                I do it because I love.

      • Drew

        Well lets not make Miranda out to be something he’s not. He’s only had 10 AB’s. He’s not the great one, Shelley Duncan.

        • Drew

          *Major league AB’s

    • Infamous

      You should be

      • Drew

        I see optimism isn’t your forte?

  • Drew

    Are we going to hear and see signs about TEH juice? I think the fans are too preoccupied by Teix.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    “O’s acquire minor lg. OF Joey Gathright in exchange for INF/OF Ryan Freel” via @mlbcoz on Twitter

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

      It’s amazing to me that teams continue to want Joey Gathright.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

        Why are all the comments showing up as unread? =(

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

          It acts up once in a while, give it a few minutes and it’ll right itself.

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

        +67

        I actually once saw him make an absolutely disgusting catch on Sheff in ’06. Highlight of his career.

    • Mr. Rodriguez

      Joey Gathright – the black Brett Gardner lol

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

        Sadly, Joey Gathright >>>>>>>>>> Brett Gardner

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

    Way to start the game off right, Jeet.

    A-Rod’s first AB won’t be nearly as exciting via Gameday. :(

    • EvoLuTioN

      MLBNetwork will tune in for his first at bat if you have it.

  • BigBlueAL

    OK so the roster moves were Molina to DL, Melancon down with Arod and Cash up right?? Well they finally are down to carrying just 12 pitchers, but quite how I wanted it. Although I understand the need to keep both backup IFers for a bit til Arod is truly known to be 100% back.

  • EvoLuTioN

    why is jeter still leading off i really dont get it…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    A-rod in the on deck circle.

    Never thought I’d enjoy saying that as much as I do right now.

    DON’T GUTTER THAT.

  • Accent Shallow

    Gameday has Guthrie sitting 97. Jesus Christ.

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

    ARod is up…

    http://ow.ly/5SFH

  • Drew

    How exciting!!!

  • EvoLuTioN

    2 on 1 out for Alex!

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Lets go Alex

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Well, the Yankees fans still like him!

  • Drew

    Awesome reception

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

    A-Rod! (CLAP-CLAP) A-Rod! (CLAP-CLAP)

  • Infamous

    GONEEEEEEEEEEEE

  • EvoLuTioN

    OH FUCK AROD IS BACKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKk

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

    Bitches.

  • Accent Shallow

    I knew why I missed this guy.

  • Drew

    LMFAO!!!!!!!!!

  • UWS

    Welcome back, ARod.

  • Eric

    WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW

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

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

  • Alex S

    HE IS BACK!!!!!!!!!!!!!! FUCK YEA!!!!

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    I love Alex

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Holy fuck.

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

    Pitch tipping, obviously.

  • Christopher

    Haha you can’t write this.

  • pc69

    Fuck Me!!!!!!!! Arod won’t have an impact :)

  • Chip

    First pitch, love it

  • Christian

    Watch out AL!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    He’s Baaaaaack!!!!!!!

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

    Wooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!

  • FL Yank

    This team is worse w/ A-Rod on it…

    /Rick-Trolled

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Unclutch stat adder. A-Rod sucks.
    Man A-Rod is GOD.

    • whozat

      I was gonna say that. Crap.

      • whozat

        Clearly, I was oaktagged

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

          Just like Jeremy Guthrie.

  • Chip

    Gotta say that I’ve missed having that in the middle of the lineup. Guarantee the next time someone goes 3-1 on Tex he gets one right down the middle

  • BigBlueAL

    He’s baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaack!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Infamous

    It’s the first inning though, so it doesnt count as much right?

    • whozat

      Duh.

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

    And do I even need to mention that it was a meaningless homerun as it was hit in the first inning?

  • Jose

    I wish ARod would actually get those types of home runs in clutch situations. CC is gonna let up more than 3 runs and when we need that homer, Arod won’t be there.

    • Infamous

      I hope this is sarcasm

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

        It’s gotta be. It’s too perfect not to be.

        Well done, Jose.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      LOL. Even with a 3 run home run, someone has to be a pessimist. What a fan.bandwagoner.

      • Jose

        Wait until you see our bullpen.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yeah they’re going to pitch lights out because A-Rod’s back.

          • Jose

            How do position players effect pitchers?

            • Iowa Yank

              You gotta be kidding …

            • JobaWockeeZ

              Nice try on making me look like an idiot.

              • Jose

                The problem hasn’t been groundballs to third. It has been homers and walks. Can Arod fix those? He must be able to with that huge contract.

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

                  OAKTAG

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

              Because CC Sabathia went to the mound with a 3-0 run lead that he wouldn’t have had if he pitched yesterday.

    • whozat

      +1 for effort, but pretty obvious trolling right here.

      • Nigel Incubator-Jones

        OAK

    • pc69

      two steps back. Just enjoy a great moment. There have been few and 16 minutes into a game is no time to leap.

    • Drew

      This is what we have to deal with? ugh..

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

      Before A-Rod’s homer, the Yankees had exactly a 50% chance of winning the game. Afterwards, they had a 69.7% chance.

  • pc69

    Ok, here is an observation, his leg kick is lower this year. When ARod is going bad, his leg kick is higher than it was on that swing. Fucking beautiful. After a shitty day, I so needed that.

  • http://9thinning.blogspot.com VO

    Love the Let’s Go Yankees chant

  • Mike HC

    The only negative thing about A-Rod’s homer was Michael Kaye’s call … “you can’t write this” … um, I think that is exactly how every Yankee fan would write it

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

    Hey guys… What’d I miss?

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

      ARod showed Baltimore his “O” face.

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k6UPR3OdroY

    • Infamous

      Nothing but an unclutch homerun by Arod in the first inning, so unclutch

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

        I keed, I saw it… Fucking. Awesome. So sorry, American League.

        Have fun tonight, all. I’m out.

  • EvoLuTioN

    that was fucking amazing

  • EvoLuTioN

    first pitch 3 run BOMB

  • Andrew

    Wow… talk about a meaningful swing. I know this is often overplayed, but that could be the turning point in this season. Sends a message.

  • Iowa Yank

    Arod’s bats are now made from solid oaktag… its how he gets his batspeed

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

      Okay, let’s not break it the first day we make it…

  • Chip

    WHOA, not even close on that one to Cano

  • FL Yank

    Is it gameday or was that last pitch to Cano a weee bit outside.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    So unclutch, A-Rod.

  • Accent Shallow

    Oh, Robbie . . . that sure looked like ball four.

  • John

    Man I love ma boy A-rod!

  • Accent Shallow

    I am positively terrified of Nick Markakis. Terrified.

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

      I think Eric Davis II scares me even more, quite frankly.

  • FL Yank

    Let’s Go Carsten Charles!

  • Mike HC

    Things have gotten so bad with Yankee fans that even when something good happens, everyone’s reaction is mocking sarcasm. I hope that will change to true hope and cheering shortly

  • UWS

    I haven’t been around much – what’s this oaktag business?

  • pc69

    Is it me or does it seem that CC starts too many batters off with a fast ball.

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

    I don’t know about you guys, but I’m very disappointed by by A-Rod’s pitches per plate appearance rate.

    • Drew

      Yeah dude, I wish he would consider his team. We need to get Guthrie’s pc up.

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

        What a selfish 3 R HR.

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

      Homers are rally killers. Tits-Rod should have taken a few pitches and looked for something he could line into shallow rightfield for a solid single to keep the baserunners on and keep the inning going.

      What a fucktard.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      We don’t have enough grit like the Red Sox.

  • Drew

    That first pitch was a strike. He called a strike on robbie that was out off the plate 4 inches more. Damn ump already..

  • Accent Shallow

    It seems like Brian Roberts absolutely kills the Yankees. Baseball Reference doesn’t seem to support this.

    • FL Yank

      I’d like to say I wasn’t researching the exact same thing but in all honesty I cannot.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Dude, CC, your team spotted you a three run lead. For the love of all things holy, can you get these guys out?!

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

    ZOMG AROD SUCKS IN TEH FIELD BRING BACK CODY RANSOM!!!!!!!!!!!1!!!!!!

  • Jose

    I always loved “past a diving Jeter”, I fear I may have to get used to “past a diving Arod”.

    • UWS

      Are you the new Lanny/GrantSalBo?

      • Jose

        I do not know what that means?

        • Mike HC

          that means, are you being comically negative just for the sake of getting a reaction??

          • Jose

            I am not being negative. Just a Yankee fan saying what I seeing.

            • Mike HC

              fair enough, but I dont know if anybody told you, this is the undyingly optimistic/rational Yankee blog … you know what they say, “when in Rome, do as the Romans do.”

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

                Frankly, I don’t even think we’re undyingly optimistic. It just looks that way because we are arguing against hopelessly pessimistic, fatalistically negative intractable redasses.

                Compared to Dick Cheney, Joe Biden looks like a ray of sunshine.

                • Mike HC

                  very true, but the world has a way of making people pick sides, especially when you only have a couple of sentences to express your opinion

  • Mike HC

    I have never been more happy to hear Michael Kaye say “past a diving A-Rod” than I am right now … Thank the baseball gods that he is back

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

    Nick Markakis looks like a serial killer in his Gameday picture.

  • FL Yank

    I would love to see a double play ball here.

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

    CC is dealing – he was 96-97 that whole Ab to Nick M.

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

    FRANKIE!!!!!!!!!!

    • A.D.

      Showing the gun

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wow Cervelli shut me up. WONDERFUL surprise.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Cervelli has a cannon?

    Who knew?

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

      Nick Swisher knew.

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

        IETC.

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

      And, I’ll state the obvious: I don’t know if Frankie Cervelli could POSSIBLY be more Italian.

      I’m getting wistful memories of Sal Fasano. If Frankie grows a handlebar mustache, my head may explode.

    • A.D.

      The ~25% of baserunners he threw out last year

      • A.D.

        or the 41% in 2007

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

    Yikes, that was hella close.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Dude, awesome! We make it to the second with a lead!

  • A.D.

    Shame for SteJax, still think they should DFA Berroa even if A-Rod can’t play everyday.

  • Nady Nation

    That first inning put me in a great mood, not gonna lie.

    • Mike HC

      I agree … I too am in a noticeably better mood

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

    Cervelli totally looks like a Goomba.

    http://tinyurl.com/cpvptj

  • pc69

    I don’t want to get superstitious but, ARod hits the first pitch out. Yankees actually have a lead and then a call goes our way.

    Is it a full moon tonight? Not complaining, in fact, welcome some good luck.

    Now everyone take a shot of Ouzo and say Ya Sou! Greek luck hopefully.

  • Eric

    Is there something to SP getting off to a slow start in the 1st inning? Should they throw more in the bullpen before the game?

    • Nigel Incubator-Jones

      Yes, 3 more.

  • Drew

    How about this Melky cat

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

    The newer, more disciplined Melky is actually a pretty solid player.

    • Drew

      Would you be interested in joining my Melky fan club?

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

      VoteMelky.com

  • A.D.

    Melky doing his best Swisher impression

  • A.D.

    Does Cervelli pee on his hands too?

  • Drew

    great bunt.

  • Brooklyn Ed

    wow, Cervelli could run.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Between Cervelli, Posada and Molina, Cervelli wins the footrace and it’s not even close.

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

    That’s the most productive thing we should expect out of Cervelli.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    That was gorgeous. Silence the critics Alex.

  • FL Yank

    Holy. Crap. Someone on the Yankees can lay down an effective sac bunt. A-Rod is a miracle worker. In the same vein as Jesus or Optimist Prime.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      I work miracles?

      Do explain.

      • FL Yank

        Oh man. And this is when I figure out I spend way too much time on this site. Confusing Autobot leader Optimus Prime with frequent commenter Optimist Prime.

        Cartoon reference fail.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

          *giggles*

          See, I was never a huge Transformers fan, but the opportunity for the pun…

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

      Yeah, and look how much good that sac bunt did.

      • FL Yank

        True but its better than a GIDP or K. At this point I’ll take whatever the 3rd/4th string catcher will give the Yankees as long as he advances the runner.

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

    Heh, anyone hear Phillies GM Tony Amaro Jr. saying that he doesn’t put much stock into defensive metrics outside of fielding percentage? That guy totally gives us Hispanics a bad name.

    • A.D.

      J-Roll should only look to field balls right at him perfectly and then ask for a raise.

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

      Why does it give Hispanics a bad name, as opposed to Philadelphians or just plain old idiots?

      Was he drinking a Jarritos and eating some Pernil while blasting Reggaeton while saying it?

      • A.D.

        Cheesesteak went straight to the brain

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

      What’s ironic is that his middle infielders, third baseman, centerfielder, and rightfielder all have awesome UZR numbers for their careers.

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

      Facepalm.

      facepalm

    • Accent Shallow

      “Italians, bad at war, are well-suited for milder competitions.”

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

        When in war, don’t do as the Romans.

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

        Never go in against a Sicilian when death is on the line.

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

      Oh and it’s still not nearly as bad as Franco’s OBP gaffe.

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

        That was classic.

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

          The worst part of that comment is that I guarantee a ton of players think that way.

  • KP

    Selena Roberts can suck A-Rod’s high hard one…

  • Drew

    JD Time

  • Jose

    ARod only has an OPS of 5.000? He needs more time in the minors.

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

      See? Jose’s not Salbogrant, he’s just snarky and sarcastic (albeit slightly pessimistically).

      You’re good with me, bro.

      • Jose

        I thought I would lighten up a little on ARod and the team now the we are winning.

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

          Fair enough.

          • Jose

            We’re still good though, right? Most of my gang are lazy Dominicans and don’t bring much to the table.

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

              Yup.

              You terrorist sons of bitches.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      LMAO!!!

  • Alex S

    should have scored there

  • A.D.

    This is the new opening day, CC against the O’s A-Rod in the lineup

    • Mike HC

      I like that. This is our second chance at opening day.

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    What happened with A-Rod in the dugout? I heard he jokingly pretended that he hurt his hip picking something up.

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

      What a clubhouse cancer.

  • Eric

    23 starts without giving up an XBH to a left-hander by CC…pretty impressive

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    That HR was like being constipated for 3 months and finally letting it out. You saw the look on his face? He was like there you go Mf’ers. Sorry for the poor analogy but you catch my drift.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

      Please. don’t use that analogy with someone that has digestive issues.

      Trust me on this.

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        It was absolutely not meant to offend anyone whatsoever. If you were offended. Sorry. But I suppose the point was well taken.

        • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

          Haha amused, not offended ;)

          If I’m offended you’ll know it. Trust me.

          • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

            Oh good. I just would hope people don’t get offended by a silly remark that has no ill intent behind it. Besides it wasn’t directed toward anyone except A-Rod and his hating sons of bitches.

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

      Sorry for the poor shitty analogy but you catch my drift.

      Cornier that way, but that one definitely felt good for Alex.

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        Interesting.

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

    Strong inning from CC.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Nothing like pitching with a lead. It worked wonders for Joba in the Motor city.

  • Drew

    That changeup was 55 mph!! wow! fucking radar gun.

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

    CC’s velocity to Montanez:

    96
    94
    95
    96
    86 (changeup)

    Love it.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      I said this before. He needs to use that change up. I was at his last start and he had hitters FAR out in front.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    I like this Sabathia.

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

    Baltimore’s ball girl =

    FUGLY

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Total savage.

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

    Nice grab by the ball … eek …. girl.

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah, I thought ball girls were supposed to be cute?

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

    Tommie, Mike…don’t talk about Pop’s mother that way.

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

      She was…

      OAKTAG

  • Drew

    Okay so we’re going to talk about steroids during every alex AB?

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Before Kay just let the cat out of the bag, I can’t remember YES personalities using the word “steroids.” In recent memory.

    • Drew

      True.. Kay said it in the first AB but didn’t have enough time to elaborate. He’s an ass.

  • Will

    I hate how gameday doesnt show video anymore.

    • Nigel Incubator-Jones

      Agreed

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

      If you have an MLB.tv account, you can watch the highlights. I just found that out.

      • Nigel Incubator-Jones

        Yeah, but they teased for free the first week or so of the season.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    A-Rod swung at about three balls there

    /Oaktag

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

    Bust. Back to EST, please.

  • Infamous

    2009 Season:

    Arod: AB:2 HR:1
    Ortiz: AB:105 HR:0

    Idk why, I just felt like bringing that up

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

      Because it’s awesome in like….400 different ways.

    • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

      Oh please do.

    • FL Yank

      IETC

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

      I threw this in the livechat, but Mike didn’t post it:

      Who do you think hits a homer first, David Ortiz or David Segui? Before you answer, remember that David Segui has been retired since 2004.

      • Nigel Incubator-Jones

        Using rate stas I’d say it’s a wash.

      • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

        … Lmao.

      • Infamous

        David Ortiz or David Eckstein?

    • Nady Nation

      Thank you for doing that. It was fantastic to read.

    • Jose

      2009 Season:
      Clutch RBIs

      Arod: 0
      Ortiz: 14

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    Mad fantasy stats. Hamels is dealing. CC is settling in nicely.
    A-Rod 3r HR. Hooray for me.

    • Drew

      Damn the phillies are pretty good. Howard double, Werth HR. 6-0

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

    Nick Swisher >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Bobby Abreu

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

      Melky Cabrera in CF >>>>>>>>>>>> Johnny Damon in CF

      • Drew

        Melky>>>>>>>>>>>>>Melvin Croussett

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

          Easy there.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    RIP Dom Dimaggio

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

      Word. A friend of mine is distantly related to the DiMaggio family.

  • Jose

    Carl Crawford tripled in Boston. Maddon had his number three hitter bunt (the fool). Right now Carl is on pace to steal 113 bases during the year. I need him to run around in left field next year for the Yankees.

  • Drew

    Puhleaseeee can we get a gun that works!?

  • http://www.livevideo.com/RBIRadio Joey H

    When is YES going to invest in fixing these guns? It’s an absolute joke.

    • Infamous

      Just keep gameday open and take a glance at that

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    Joe DiMaggio and Micke Mantle on the same team.

    I can’t imagine it.

    • Drew

      Gotta figure like A rod and Manny or something along those lines.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Aunt Becca-Optimist Prime

    “I’ll never believe Brian Roberts again”

    I LOL’d

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