2009 Futures Game Thread

The interchangeable bullpen
Game 88: Win before the break

Jesus Montero at the Futures GameMajor League Baseball’s best prospects will all be on display today at the annual Futures Game, a showcase of the stars of tomorrow.  Wunderkinds Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos will be on hand in St. Louis to represent the Yankees. Montero was also in the game last year, so this will be his last go around since players can only participate twice.

The former Yankee great Alfonso Soriano was the MVP of the very first Futures Game in 1999, going 2 for 3 with two jacks and five RBI in Fenway Park. Current Bomber AJ Burnett took the mound in that same game. Robbie Cano, Dioner Navarro, Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain, Ramiro Pena, Jose Tabata, and Chien-Ming Wang are just some of the players who have represented the Yankees over the years.

On paper, it always seems like a mismatch in favor of the USA squad, but the World Team has actually won the game three of the last four years. I suppose that’s because of the megahyped amateur draft. Teams are limited to two participants, though some will only get one representative. Jason Churchill and Keith Law tell you everything you need to know about this year’s crop of players.

Here’s your starting lineups:

Team USA
1. Eric Young Jr., 2B, Rockies
2. Desmond Jennings, CF, Rays
3. Brett Wallace, 3B, Cardinals
4. Chris Carter, 1B, A’s
5. Pedro Alvarez, DH, Pirates
6. Chris Heisey, LF, Reds
7. Tyler Flowers, C, White Sox
8. Jason Heyward, RF, Braves
9. Danny Espinosa, SS, Pirates
– Chris Tillman, RGP, Orioles

World Team
1. Alcides Escobar, SS, Brewers
2. Tyson Gillies, RF, Mariners
3. Alex Liddi, 3B, Mariners
4. Barbaro Canizares, 1B, Braves
5. Jesus Montero, C, Yankees
6. Nick Weglarz, LF, Indians
7. Brett Lawrie, DH, Brewers
8. Wilmer Flores, 2B, Mets
9. Luis Durango, CF, Padres
– Junichi Tazawa, RHPP, Red Sox

Among non-Yanks, I’m most looking forward to seeing Jennings, Heyward, and Weglarz. Everyone selected for the game will play today, and no pitcher will work more than one inning. Here are the full rosters. The fun starts at 2pm and will air on ESPN2. Enjoy the game, the regular game thread for the Yanks will be along not long before first pitch.

Photo Credit: Jim McIsaac, Getty Images

The interchangeable bullpen
Game 88: Win before the break
  • Zach

    “Montero is certain to become the next Yankees prospect to either be traded, or become the DH in the Bronx in a few years. He will not catch at the big-league level”

    seems like Jason Churchill already made his mind up about Jesus

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

      Oy Oy oy oy head desk.

    • Salty Buggah

      Well if he nets us Brad Penny, since he is considered a Justin Smoak type bat, I’m ok with it. Too bad he can’t stay at catcher, or else we could have gotten Daniel Bard.

    • Ivan

      Considering the yanks lack young position players and also Montero is one the better hitting prospects the minors has seen in a while, I seriously doubt the yanks would trade him.

      I still think he sticks at C, mainly cuz there isn’t any alternatives left anyway.

      • Salty Buggah

        Not yet at least. We gotta hope Sanchez, Murphy, Higgy, Romine, or some other catcher pans out.

        We should just hope Jesus stays and develops at catcher.

        • Tony

          Wow, how bad does Montero have to be at C for people to think he won’t stick there with that bat? He better be randomly throwing ball into the outfield or something.

          • Salty Buggah

            It’s not that he’s that bad. It’s just that his footwork is not there yet, but that can be imoroved by coaching and practice. The bigger problem is his size, he may be too big for the catching position. He does a good arm though.

        • Mike bk

          frankie proved at least defensively he can fill the void for a year or 2 at worst.

          • Zach

            he can fill the void at backup catch

            • Mike bk

              he can be the backup next year to replace molina, sure…he also more than held his own as the starter for when Jorge is done…which should take us 2-3 years down the line total for all those catchers in the system to develop.

              • Tony

                269/284/346 is exactly why Montero isn’t moving anywhere. Can Montero squat and catch? That’s all I need.

              • Zach

                he held his own defensively yes. Cervelli starting for 120 games? no thanks

        • Ivan

          When I mean’t alternatives, I mean’t that if Montero can’t catch, where is he gonna go? DH is likely but do you want a 20 year old DH. Forget about 1st base, and too slow for the OF. Catcher is really the best position for him. Besides, you be surprise how many avg to bad catchers on D there are in the game.

          • Zach

            good points. plus you look at Salty down in Texas, last year they were saying his future is at 1B, then magically over one offseason hes good enough to stay at catcher

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s really funny how Villalona gets all the press over Montero because “he’s young for his level”, even though he’s struggling and Montero is raking.

  • Salty Buggah

    Go Jesus! Show em what you got

  • Mike bk

    anyone else surprised heyward is so low in the order?

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

    Let’s go Jesus and ManBan!

  • Ivan

    Im big fan of the Future games. It really gives ya a sneak peak on the prospects and it’s quite neat to dream of the future of watching a game like this.

  • Ivan

    What did KLaw say about Montero? Im not an insider subscriber.

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

      “• Jesus Montero, C: Montero catches, but few people outside the Yankees’ organization believe he’s a catcher long-term. Promoted to Double-A last month even though he won’t turn 20 until November, Montero is a big, strong kid with a powerful stroke and improving plate discipline, so when he eventually moves to first base or the DH spot, his bat will be more than enough for the position.”

      Interesting.

      • Mike bk

        does Jesus have enough athleticism to make a move like Ryan Braun to left?

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

          He’s probably too slow.

          • Zach

            comparable to carlos lee?

            • Zach

              if he went to the OF i mean

            • Mike bk

              or Adam dunn?

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

            If Adam Dunn is “fast” enough to play the OF, I’d be willing to wager that the Jesus could play OF, too.

            • Stryker

              i guess everyone and their mothers forget how bad mike piazza was defensively behind the dish.

              ever have doubts about the son of mo behind the plate? just remember mike piazza.

  • Mike bk

    jesus was the first picture shown on the deuce

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I keep getting all excited every time I see him.

      • Salty Buggah

        I guess that is acceptable in this case ;)

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

      It was awesome, man.

  • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

    Eh, no Peter Gammons, but Rick Sutcliffe is there.

    • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

      *Eh, no Steve Phillips, but Rick Sutcliffe is there.

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

    Wow, is Gammons really saying nice stuff about Montero?

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Wow, Gammons is drooling over Tanazawa………nevermind, he’s just drooling.

  • Giuseppe Franco

    Damn! I missed the tractor pull!!!!

    What is this baseball crap on ESPN2 now?

  • Mike bk

    jesus is so good even gammons is giving a yankee props…also said doesnt matter if he catches and will be in the majors next year.

  • pat

    Erin I love you.

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

      If I was only half as hot as Erin…

      • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

        You’d be treated with twice less the respect and paid half?

      • pat

        Haha if only we all were. There would be world peace.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Rebecca, she is a Red Sox fan and a Florida Gator fan. You are a thousand times more beautiful in my opinion.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    It looks like Erin has recovered from the balls on her chin injury.

  • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

    Peter Gammons’ problems come from the fact that he goes a bit too hard on Red Sox-centric things, not that he unfairly bashes the Yankees and others.

    • Tony

      Anyone remember when he was literally crying on air after the Yankees traded for Boone? I’ve been trying to find this video for years.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I hope Canizaros doesn’t break his leg today.

  • Ivan

    That’s funny that Montero is the C and Lawrie is the DH.

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

      Lawrie’s a second baseman now.

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

    I feel so unpatriotic rooting for the World team…

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Your faith in Jesus is more important than your patriotism.

      • Mike bk

        or patriotism to the yanks before the US…

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        By the way, I love the dripping irony in this sentence.

  • Mike bk

    with Tillman and Matusz the orioles have some really good pitching coming soon.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Damn, Escobar is fucking quick.

  • Salty Buggah

    Heh I was searching for links to watch the futures game online on Google and the 4th search result was a link to Rebecca’s blog post about it.

  • Jamie

    this dude is canadian?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Eh?

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

      Yeah. He’s a good story, only 30% hearing in one ear.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Is Escobar wearing braces?

  • Jamie

    YES please don’t pull a Jeter and end the inning so i can see Jesus!

  • Mike bk

    as long as we dont have a double play from canizares we will see Jesus this inning.

  • Hobs

    Montero on deck.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    This guy has an awesome, awesome name.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Affirmed.

  • Jamie

    Mike – do you think that some of these younger guys either AA or A are overpowered by the better AAA pitchers in games like this?

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

      Yes, I do.

  • Hobs

    How come at milb.com it lists Canizares as 30 y/o?

  • Mike bk

    is it just me or does it look like tillman could stand to add another 10-15 lbs?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Barbaro Canizares!

    Affirmed.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    How is it raining right now? Jesus didn’t hit the ball into the clouds to bring down rain yet.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      He hasn’t said “Peace! Be still,” either.

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    GO GO ALCIDES!!!

    He’s my daughters favorite player :)

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Oh, I so want Montero to wear #21 when he reaches the Majors.

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

      That would be AWESOME.

  • zs190

    They just listed Jesus Montero at 5’11, 180, seriously?

    • V

      ROFL. ESPN is so dumb.

    • Zach

      yeah when he was 5 years old

  • Tony

    Really… am I missing something? Montero should weigh 3x as much from what I hear about his catching potential.

    • V

      He’s 6′ 4″, 225 lbs from what I can read.

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        That’s what B-R and milb.com have him listed at.

  • Ivan

    Not a bad A-Bat by Montero.

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Gets the run in! Woo!

  • Mike bk

    any chance the yanks do with jesus they do what they did with jorge and girardi…maybe 80/80 with Frankie and DH the rest and work him to being it more full time?

    • Tony

      If Cervelli is catching 80% of the games at any point (minus HUGE offensive development), something went hella wrong.

      • Mike bk

        once again u dont read 80 games not 80%

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

      I was thinking about that earlier. I’d like to see it.

    • Jamie

      I could see that.. it would make for a real full life circle thing….and with girardi managing too…. odd…

  • McCaff

    lightning !!

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I guess Mitre has answered any questions about if he should be called up.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Edwar’s doing his best to blow the game, though.

      • Mike bk

        luckily for scranton edwar failed in that effort too.

  • Mike bk

    he was quicker than i expected…certainly faster than adam dunn so if he can play of jesus certainly can if he cant stick at catcher which im still not sold on giving up on that yet.

    • zs190

      He’s also 19, when he gets to 28-29 like Adam Dunn, he’s going to be really slow too.

      • Mike bk

        by then tex will be gone…so 1st base and DH are his.

  • Ivan

    I will say this, Montero is quite big and I mean muscular and cock diesel type of way.

    • Jamie

      agreed. damn i really wish we could watch minor league games on tv. id watch trenton thunder games all season if we could.

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

    Rain delay

  • Jer

    Danny Espinosa is a National, not a Pirate.

  • Jamie

    ahh nooo im going to go cry now..

  • Jamie

    Montero didn’t start last year?

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    I miss the old Stadium….

    :(

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    LOL Phillips screwed up Richard’s name.

    • Rob H.

      hey don’t fault Phillips. Dyslexia is such a tough thing to have.

      …..wait, Phillips doesn’t have that? He’s just an idiot? well, nevermind then.

  • Mike bk

    brewer hit his first jack for tampa. romine 2 for 3 with a double.

    noesi pretty solid 5 in 3 runs 8K’s

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

    Hey, does the World Team ever get to be home?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Maybe if Toronto hosts the ASG…?

    • http://twitter.com/JamalG Jamal G.

      They’re playing on American soil, screw those commies!

    • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

      Yes. Every game. Oh-bat second? :)

      how bout those Brewers?!?!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      It’s important to remind them that they’re foreigners and that they’re different from us.

  • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

    Jesus Looked small(er) with tillman pitching

    • Tony

      Yeah, didn’t look anywhere near 6’4″

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        5″ 10″, 5′ 11″ tops. Looked lighter too, somwhere around 180 or so.

      • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

        If that’s the case, it seems his chances of sticking at C are better since he’s not as big as we thought.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Don’t worry, he’s a big dude.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Tampa is coming to town this week, Mike. So you know what that means, more terrible pictures coming your way.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    The World team would look better wearing road grays. Looking at last year’s game, Carrasco looks pretty sharp.

  • barry

    BUST

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

    Heh, anyone else laugh when Davey Johnson said he taught the Mets would win the division during the replay of last year’s Futures Game?

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      I know I did.

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

    I feel old.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      I’m now old enough where these guys are exactly my age. It’s like, what am I doing with my life?

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

        I’m old enough that these guys are younger by multiple years.

      • Thomas A. Anderson

        Im 24 and up to my eyballs in student loan debt while a kid like Jesus Montero is a 19-year-old playin before the MLB All Star Game.

        FML :(

        • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

          Today I was watching the MLB Futures Game on TV. I noticed that many of the players were of the same age as me or younger. At that moment, I was more aware of the fact that I was getting older. MLIA.

        • ArodMVP217 Retire 51

          22 aint bad, eh

      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        I was in the stands when Cameron Maybin hit his first career HR off of Roger Clemens. Cameron’s like…two months older than I am. It made me feel unaccomplished.

        • Steve H

          Unaccomplished?

          You’re the president of the Nick Swisher fan club!!!(that doesn’t really exist))

  • Tony

    Did Steve Phillips just say that Venezuelans are more intelligent than other latinos?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      It’s just simple mathematics.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Dominicans and Venezuelans learn English and adjust to life in the States faster and they learn the complexities of the game faster as well.

      I kept waiting for him to give any sort of explanation… but he didn’t.

  • Drew

    Why are we watching last year’s futures game?

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      Rain delay for this year’s future game.

      • Drew

        Ah thanks. Just got in and was confused.. lol

    • Mike bk

      cause it’s a rain delay.

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

    ZOMG how does St. Louie build a new park without teh retracterable roof!1!11!

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

      Because it’s not 30 in April…

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      IETC

  • Salty Buggah

    YES!!!!! After a hour of looking, I found the online link to watch this game. I’m not sure if it’s legal.

    • Drew

      The game on espn?

      • Salty Buggah

        Yep

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

      Unless you found it on MLB.com, it’s not legal. Don’t post it here.

      • Salty Buggah

        Oh I know, that’s why I didn’t.

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

          Thanks. Appreciate it.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Heh, stuff like justin.tv is probably not legal all, but the way I see it, it’s a victimless crime.

  • Salty Buggah

    Pablo Sandoval’s free swinging reminds me of Cano and they both started well in the Majors

  • Drew

    So it looks like there will be rain for the next 2-3 hours. Has anyone heard what the plans are for this thing? Will they just wait it out, postpone it until tomorrow..?

  • Mike bk

    YES just had a good feature during the pregame on the youngsters in Trenton (Jesus, Z-Mac and Bleich)

    • Salty Buggah

      I think those videos have been on their site for like a week and a half now.

      • Mike bk

        well excuse me then for not frequenting the YES site enough i guess

        • Salty Buggah

          heh my bad if that sounded bad…I was just saying

          • Mike bk

            its cool. i never go there especially for stuff on the minors since they never seem to talk about it, so i was surprised to even see that and i assume they only ran it today cause of the futures game.

  • V

    Crap. This delay probably means no Madison Bumgarner. He was warming up before the delay.

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  • pat

    This is so awesome. I was so pissed I had to miss the game to go to my stupid softball games. Luckily we got mercy ruled both games and I just got home almost EXACTLY where I left off.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      My team lost a game 36-19 last year.

      • pat

        Hahah nice. This was actually an improvement, last time we played this team it was 35-6.

        • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

          Wow. That was the only team taht really put a hurting on us last year. We’re much better this year: 6-2.

          • pat

            That must be nice, we’re 0-season.

            • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

              Ouch. What position do you play?

              • pat

                LF and CF. We’re just too error prone. Rarely is there ever a clean play. Cutoff men are missed, grounders are botched, line drives are misjudged the pitcher walks the park, it’s kinda funny. We all have a great time at least.
                What about you?

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  LF. We’re pretty solid now, but every few games we’ll have that one awful inning.

                • pat

                  Nice, LF is the spot to be if you wanna see some action.

                • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

                  Yeah, word. The LCF and I cover a good amount of ground.

  • TurnTwo

    is the sun really out and its still f’n raining?

  • pat

    This international team is FAAAAST.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      +a lot

    • TurnTwo

      dont you know thats the way all teams are playing nowadays.

  • pat

    Ugh Montero with the groundout.

    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      That’s a pitch you know he wants back. If he sees that again, he smokes it to the Arch.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Gillies with the Ryan Freel type effort (i.e. whoa, slow down, man).

  • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

    Wow…people are pricks, huh?

  • VO

    Just turned on the game, is Montero still behind the plate?

    • pat

      Nah he got his 2 ab’s now he’s out.

      • VO

        Dammit.

        • pat

          Manny hasn’t pitched yet though so u still have that to look forward to.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    So the proof of Alvarez being an impact hitter is threading a groundball between the 1st and 2nd basemen? Um OK?

    • Zach

      ha yeah i saw that too. hes such a gritty player bouncing the ball past the first baseman and having no one cover for the second baseman

  • Zach

    Eric Young JR has 48SB (9 CS) in 82 games, thats pretty sick

    • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

      I’ll say.

    • pat

      Not to mention he just just a bomb to right center.

  • pat

    Wow, perfect throw.

  • http://and-that-happened.blogspot.com Evan

    Yeah Astros prospect Jason Castro! U-S-A! U-S-A!

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

    Got that everyone!?!? Casey Kelly is NOT good…HE’S GREAT!

    -Peter Gammons

    • pat

      He did look pretty good though. Nice curveball.

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

        GODDAMNIT!!!! Didn’t you hear!?!? NOT good…GREAT!!!!!!

        • pat

          heh, my apologies Peter.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      That was the most impressive inning that I have ever witnessed from a pitcher. The control, the velocity and the poise. If Da Vinci was a pitcher, his name would be Casey Kelly. If the Dalai Lama was a pitcher, his name would be Casey Kelly. If Casey Kelly was a shortstop, his name would be Casey Kelly.

      Casey Kelly: God in a baseball uniform.

    • Riddering

      The Red Sox aren’t smart with their draft choices. They are goddamn geniuses!

  • Charlie

    what inning did montero bat? i recorded the game but cause of the rain delay i lost most of it.

    • pat

      1st and 3rd. Unfortunately they were like 4 hours apart.

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    Looks like were not going to get to see Manny Banny. Too bad.

    • pat

      These scrubs need to put some runs up so maybe man ban can close it out.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        Nah, they said its a 7 inning game. Its the bottom of the 7th.

        • pat

          top of the 7th.

        • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

          Whoops! Top of the 7th, they just tied it. Maybe you’re right.

      • pat

        Niiice, ask and I shall receive.

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

    Hooray runs!

  • Riddering

    The World comes back with a vengeance this inning. They were all inspired by Jesus.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      They were just relieved that they weren’t facing Casey Kelly.

  • pat

    PLEASE PUT MANNY IN

    • pat

      dammit.

    • Riddering

      This is unacceptable. We need USA to knock this pitcher out so Manny can come in.

      • pat

        2 runs in the bottom of the 7th would be nice.

        • pat

          MAN BAN IS WARMING

          • Riddering

            They should have put him in. Let him at least get one out and play.

            (Q: I missed Jesus’ time–is this game archived anywhere?)

            • Riddering

              …I really thought I was creating a new comment. Whoops.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Manny is not pitching :((((

    • Zach

      hes warming up

  • Riddering

    Manny sighting in the bullpen!

  • pat

    we need a walk here no K

  • pat

    WHAT THE FUCK PUT HIM IN THIS IS BULLSHIT.

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  • Gary D

    What’s with the players’ names now: Anthony, David, Russell, etc.??? What’s next, knighting them and our referringto them as “Sir?” Can we PLEASE get rid of “PITCH by PITCH?” Why would I care to go back over an at-bat and micromanage what pitches were thrown and where? And can a trade be arranged? The Yankees can send Michael Kay, John Flaherty, John Stirling, Chien Ming-Wang, and Suzyn Waldman to Baltimore for one of Boog Powell’s barbequed rib sandwiches. Now to Melky yesterday. The Angel’s pitcher had enough time to fake a throw to third, fake a throw to second, take a glance at the American League President’s signature on the baseball, THEN fire to first base and double him off!! UGGGGHHHH!

  • Salty Buggah

    Buh-bye

  • V

    Wow, he saved his idiocy for this? :rofl: