Open Thread: 2009 Pledge Drive Update

Baseball America's Top 20 Rookies
Staten Island jacks their way to a win

Safe at Home LogoBack in early April we announced our plans for The 2009 RAB Pledge Drive, which we’re using to raise money for Joe Torre’s Safe At Home Foundation. The basic idea is that readers pledge a certain amount of money for every run the Yanks score this year, then at the end of the season we would collect all the pledges and donate every cent to Safe At Home. We ran a similar pledge drive last year, raising $1,050 for The Jorge Posada Foundation.

To date, we’ve had 24 kind readers agree to pledge, good for $1.72 per run scored. Even though they didn’t have Alex Rodriguez for the first month of the season, the Yanks have scored 495 runs, the most in baseball. That means we’ve already raised $851.40 for Safe At Home through 88 games. We’re currently on pace to raise over $1,500 over the course of the season.

If you haven’t pledged yet but want to do so, just shoot me an email at mike (at) riveraveblues (dot) com, and make sure you put Pledge Drive or something to that affect in the subject line. Most people are pledging five cents per run, but you’re more than welcome to pledge more or less. Every penny helps. Regardless of your feelings towards Joe Torre, I think we can all agree that domestic violence is something no child should have to endure. This is a chance for you to do something and help some poor unfortunate kid out there. Thanks to everyone who’s already pledged, and thanks in advance to anyone who plans to pledge in the future.

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On a much lighter note, feel free to use this as your open thread since we have no Yankees baseball. Feel free to chat about whatever you like here, just be nice.

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Baseball America's Top 20 Rookies
Staten Island jacks their way to a win
  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

    I donated. You should too. Either because you like me, or because you hate me and want to be better than me.

    Whatever floats your boat.

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

      I did, too.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I haven’t yet, but I’ll donate as well. We survived the worst time of the year here (my wife doesn’t get any stipend or paycheck for May or June, we know this every year, but every year it is tight as hell when it’s time to pay the mortgage for those 2 months) and now it’s time to do good and participate.

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

    Anyone listening to the AA All Star Game?

    Is it sad that I’m so desperate for baseball that I’m listening to this? That I spent nine hours on blog posts today?

    Man, I need a life.

    It’s not even funny.

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

      It’s okay, don’t feel bad. You’re still hot, and you have swords.

      You still have the swords, don’t you?

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

        Even if I didn’t, would I admit it?

        • Dela G

          i hope not… haha :P

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

      Um, yeah, I literally have no idea what to do with myself tonight. It’s vaguely depressing.

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        It is pretty awful. My wife has a ton of grad school work to do, so she wouldn’t even care or notice if I watched the Yankee game while playing the RAB Drinking Game…..

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

          The absolute irony.

    • Steve in PDX

      I’m on my way out the door for the AAA game, can’t wait to see AJax in action

  • Teix is the Man

    I can’t wait for Halliday to be moved, so this Joba/Hughes trade talk can cease (at least temporarily).

    • whozat

      Wait, Halladay or Holliday? Or both?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Halladay. Doubt there’s been much Holliday trade rumors to the Yankees.

  • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

    The last time the Pledge Drive came up, people got all mad at me for being mean about people who don’t participate… So I’m not being mean this time… At least not out loud. But I’m thinking it.

    Donate, people. It’s a very small gesture whose positive effects far outweigh its effect on your wallet.

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

      I don’t even have the money to donate.

      And I still am.

      I think. I know I did last year and I’m fairly certain I’m doing it again.

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

      The last time the Pledge Drive came up, people got all mad at me for being mean about people who don’t participate… So I’m not being mean this time… At least not out loud. But I’m thinking it.

      Ironically, during the first post about the Pledge Drive this year, you said nothing. I was the one going off on people about not participating.

      http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....rive-9580/

      • http://farm1.static.flickr.com/153/413671602_daded72a81_m.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Is that really ironic?

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

          Like rain on your wedding day.

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

    While were on the topic of donating to the less fortunate:

    Derek Jeter’s mansion will easily be Tampa’s biggest home

    “TAMPA – Rising like an aircraft carrier under construction, the future home of New York Yankees baseball star Derek Jeter is taking shape on Davis Islands.

    Designed with a whopping 30,875 square feet of space, the seven-bedroom, nine-bathroom waterfront home dwarfs nearby mansions and could end up the largest home in Hillsborough County. It’s roughly the size of a BestBuy electronics store and twice the size of the previous No. 1 house, just across Hillsborough Bay on Bayshore Boulevard, owned by Lazydays RV SuperCenter founder Don Wallace.”

    http://www2.tbo.com/content/20.....ews-metro/

    Anyone have Jete’s email address? He seems to have a few sheckels to toss around.

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

        oh my god

        that house is HUUUUGE

        they guy is a bachelor. what does he need a house that big for. Good thing it’s not like evander holyfield’s house of 100 rooms

        haha

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

          Holy motherfucker.

          What does he need that for?!

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

          they guy is a bachelor. what does he need a house that big for.

          After a five-some, a gentleman gives each lady the respect of her own wing of the house to recover.

          • Dela G

            you sound like you watch those dos equis commercials :)

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

              I wrote those Dos Equis commercials.

              In French. And Russian.

              • Dela G

                IETC

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            I thought Jeter had moved down from 9-somes to 8-somes for the sake of his better hitting this year?

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

          “they guy is a bachelor. what does he need a house that big for?”

          Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, . . .

          Just like Hugh Hefner.

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

      I was going to post on that at some point. The author of that article emailed me earlier today, but between work and packing to move, I’ve been swamped.

      That house is insane.

      • Bobtaco

        Especially since it will be underwater (literally) in less than three decades…

        • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

          But teh global warming!!!!

  • Dela G

    just sent an email to mike. I can’t stand for child abuse, and and i don’t think anyone else should either

  • DCR

    No Yankee fan ever wants to give up a damn thing when it comes to trades. Not every trade is going to resemble the Abreu deal. You have to give to get. Would it suck to give up Hughes/Joba and Montero? Yeah. Not doubt about it. But the Yankees would also have a rotation of Sabathia, Halladay, and Burnett. That is a fantasy baseball rotation.

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

      I’m sorry but giving up Hughes or Joba AND Montero in the same package for Halladay would not be a wise move, unless (maybe) Ricky Romero came over in the deal as well.

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

        In that case sign me up.

        But yeah.

        +42

      • DCR

        You don’t think a major league ready pitcher plus a 19 year old, AA catching prospect (who might not stick at catcher) isn’t fair/wise? In what world?

        And I am not sure what those of you bringing up the Big 3 of Atlanta and Oakland are trying to prove. The Braves made the World Series or NLCS from 1995-1999 and probably would have won three titles if the Yankees weren’t around. The Athletics didn’t enjoy the same success but they were in it every year and they never had consistently had the offense the Yankees do.

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

          No, I don’t think giving up two guys under 25 for a year and a half of one guy is wise. I’d give up one of Joba/Hughes and others for Halladay, but not Joba/Hughes AND Montero.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Yeah let’s give up our best prospects and our young pitchers who could be really great pitchers for a already established great pitcher who is 32 and may end up being Moose version 2 minus a 2008 season. I’ll pass.

          • Harry

            Typical net talk. Think all prospects r great. It’s Roy fucking halladay

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

              Wonderful justification.

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

                YOU SHUT UP WITH YER NET TALK!!!!!

    • The Fallen Phoenix

      So was Maddux/Smoltz/Glavine. They won one championship.

      Zito/Mulder/Hudson was pretty damned good in its heyday, too. Never got out of the first round.

      Yes, you have a better chance of winning a championship with better rotations, of course, but nothing is a gimme. And I’m not convinced Halladay adds enough to the Yankees’ chances of winning this year and next to offset the loss of multiple big league players that can also contribute to a championship…both now, and in the future.

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

        You totally stole my Maddux/Smoltz/Glavine like =P

    • JobaWockeeZ

      And hardly any Yankee fan has patience to see if these guys can reach up their ceiling which in turn would be MUCH more valuable than having Halladay for years and years to come. Joba/Hughes could turn out to be busts but I’d rather keep them. We know what they can go if they are dominant. We’ve seen part of their untapped potential and those 2 could be very good pitchers in their prime. They might not be Halladay but they can still be very good pitchers and there’s TWO of them.

      Jesus on the other hand should remain an untouchable in regards to Halladay. Defensively Montero might not even stick at catcher but he’s only 19 and can improve. I don’t know why people are already giving up on him as being a catcher. Offensively he is a beast. He has similar numbers to Joe Mauer when Mauer was his age. I don’t want to give him up easily even if he’s only 19. He may end up as a bust but this guy can hit.

      • DCR

        They’re giving up on him as a catcher because most scouts are saying he isn’t going to stick and that his defense isn’t very good.

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

    There’s a tornado warning in Orlando, where my brother is. He’s worried, so I’m worried =/

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

      I know they’re dangerous and stuff, but I’d love to see one of those motherfuckers live. Must be awesome.

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

        I woould but only with a guarantee that my person and property would be safe and unharmed. And alas there’s no such thing.

    • DCR

      I live in Orlando. Where is he located specifically? There’s tornado warnings here every day it seems.

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

        UCF

        • DCR

          There is a lot of hail in that area. I live by Sea World and a tornado actually touched down for a few moments about 10min away. Nothing to worry about though. Things are improving by the minute. Just another day in Florida.

  • Accent Shallow

    I don’t want to see like a kiss ass, but I completely agree with this Twitter update:

    http://twitter.com/RiverAveBlues/status/2619546447

    Is there any way to get rid of it? Eww.

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

      Oh come on. You love chubby chicks and you know it.

  • pollo

    Cashman in the booth in the AA allstar game feed.

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

    “Agents cry collusion

    A group of agents appear to be pressing the MLB Players Association to file a collusion grievance based on what happened this past offseason. With Donald Fehr stepping down as union head, Michael Weiner looks to be in the forefront on this. He said that the union’s investigation is ongoing and that it might know more by the end of the month.

    For now, Bud Selig has denied the conspiracy theories. Rob Manfred, the league’s executive vice president of labor relations, said the market did nothing wrong.”

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/m.....ted-house/

    Lehman Brothers goes belly-up, the stock market falls 4,000 points, the Feds are running 1.5 trillion in deficits and the player salaries fall and their agents are stupefied.

    Can’t make this shit up.

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

      holy motherfucker

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s not like this has never happened before. As recently as 2002 (!) too.

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

      (Yeah, it’s a Wiki link. Shoot me.)

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Can you explain what the point is for Twitter? I can see why professional athletes or other famous people use it, it gives a way for them to get closer to their fans. I understand you probably have a following due to your prolific posting here, but I just don’t understand what Twitter does differently than stalkbook, I mean Facebook.

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

            Twitter is also useful for blogs (please follow A New frontier at @anewfrontier !) and for personal use, if you’re that kind of person

            • Mattingly’s Love Child

              What is that kind of person? I’m just trying to understand it. I’m not that old but it just seems so weird to me. The blog thing makes some sense, just like a famous person.

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

                It’s hard to describe. My personal account is different because it says what I do in a way that wouldn’t be as appropriate on Facebook; in other words, Twitter is for more immediate stuff. I guess it appeals to urban/cosmopolitan folks living life and hurry and just wanting to share a little about their lives–at least that’s how I rationalize it.

                • Mattingly’s Love Child

                  Ok, that makes sense. With my blackberry, pretty much what I do with my facebook. But I guess if I had twitter I’d do the same. Thanks!

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

    I embarrass myself. I live in Portland, OR and I am not headed to the game right now. Feel free to never pay attention to me ever never again. You all deserve better.

    I’m out. (cries)

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

      You’re hereby DFA’d from RAB.

  • Ivan

    Mothafucking Hillarious. OMG.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EX8Lel2t6ZI

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

    Joel Sherman writes for SI now?

    What may be even scarier, is the headshot of him they use next to his articles.

    http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/.el.....herman.jpg

    Now just think about that for pic a minute. If you’ve ever had headshots done, you’ll know they’ll take about 20 and pick the one they like the best. Can you IMAGINE the ones they threw away? What, was he vomiting and having involuntary convulsions for the first 19 shots?

    • Ivan

      LOL. Joel Sherman I guess wasn’t bless with great looks.

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

      Someday, someone will pay me to write.

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

        Optimist Prime to the max.

        (I secretly hope the same thing, too…though I guess it’s not so secret anymore)

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

          Heh, you probably have a better shot than me…

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

            Well, I am super awesome so…

  • VO

    Do you guys think the Yankees will try and trade for Matt Holliday.

    • Ivan

      I Highly doubt it.

      Besides, Holliday is a fraud anyway.

      • VO

        I do doubt they will trade for him I guess I should have said will sign him as a free agent. Anyways, I hadn’t really looked at his stats all year as I just took RAB’s word on it, and although his power numbers are down from what he’s used to, he’s not really having the worst of seasons. Besides that I’m sure we all expected his numbers to decline away from Coors Field.

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

          The strange thing is he’s slugging about ten points higher at home this year than on the road.

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

          Anyways, I hadn’t really looked at his stats all year as I just took RAB’s word on it…

          Tangent: Is it really THAT hard to look up a guy’s stats? I keep hearing variations of this over and over again.

          baseball-reference.com
          fangraphs.com

          Just type in the guy’s name. Shit, after you go to the site for the first time, it starts auto-completing it for you. Couldn’t be easier.

          • VO

            No, I’ve obviously looked up players stats before including his. I just haven’t looked up his personal stats lately.

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            Yours auto-completes for you? How many times did I have to type in Ryan Braun this afternoon for that guy from Alaska?! I didn’t keep the tab open because I was multi-tasking, actually doing some work at work. But it was annoying as hell to keep typing in Ryan Braun, and he’s got a nice short name!

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

              Check your browser preferences.

              I can probably pull up the Ryan Braun page by typing:
              B-A-Enter, R-Y-Enter

              • Mattingly’s Love Child

                I’ll check it out, hopefully it’s just the browser. My computer is the suxor….but it was paid for by my work…so I can’t complain too much (though I pretty much complain about it all the time).

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

      Definitely not.

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

      Not Holliday.

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

    “Ten minor leaguers most likely to reach the big league All-Star Game

    4) Jesus Montero, C, Yankees
    If the massive Montero (listed at 6-foot-4, 225 pounds) can remain behind the plate early in his career, he should become a fixture as an All-Star. He has exceptional feel for getting the barrel of the bat to the ball and squaring it up, and his size and strength translate into excellent raw power. Offensively he’s the equal of Heyward, Stanton and Smoak. He is far less athletic than the two outfielders, though, and likely will have to move to first base or DH in the major leagues. He has arm strength to catch but is too big and bulky to be an effective receiver or blocker. As hard as he works defensively, most scouts project him to be no more than below-average. Can he hit like Mike Piazza and be so good offensively that it will mitigate his defense? While his minor league track record is strong, production like Piazza’s — the greatest-hitting catcher ever — seems too much to ask.”

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....index.html

    Watching him in the Futures game, I can see what scouts are talking about. He’s a very big, stiff guy. I doubt you could even bury him in LF. But that bat should play anywhere.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Peter Gammons

      If he’s the equal of Smoak, then Theo might consider giving you Brad Penny for him. Maybe.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime
    • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

      I hate you.

    • pat

      That’s awesome.

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

        No, it isn’t.

        • pat

          If you happen to suffer from epilepsy yeah that sucks. If not, you’re looking at a funny way to screw with your tech professor.

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

        +1

    • For lack of a more creative name… Alex
    • Tom Zig

      How does one find a website like that…

      like what on earth were you searching for?

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

    Did you all here about Pedro?

    First day he’s on the roster, he goes to the DL…

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

      Yeah but that was planned. He had to be added to the roster, but he’s not ready to pitch and they don’t want to work with a 24-man roster.

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

        Isn’t that like DL fraud though?

        Shouldn’t teams…uh…not be allowed to do this? Not that the Yankees don’t do it or anything…

      • Mattingly’s Love Child

        So couldn’t they have just signed him to a $1 million minor league deal with an out if the Phillies acted stupid and paid him $1 million not to get called up when ready?

        • Zach

          They said Pedro didnt want the embarassment of signing a minor league deal.

          remember his $5m or retire plan during ST?

          • Mattingly’s Love Child

            Unbelievable

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      I think the Phillies should get a sad trombone. Which is funny for me to say, I need to get the link saved, since I actually am a trombone player.

      • http://anewfrontier.wordpress.com Pablo Zevallos
      • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD

        since I actually am a trombone player.

        I think both:

        http://instantcrickets.com/

        and

        http://sadtrombone.com/

        work for that admission.

        • Mattingly’s Love Child

          Hey man, I got 2 National Championship rings from playing that trombone, so it was definitely worth it. Went the 2002 Women’s, and 2004 Men’s Final 4s/National Champs with our Huskies. So no sad trombone for that! :)

          • Ivan

            http://www.soundboard.com/sb/xcrib.aspx

            Nutting Says FAIL than this melody.

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

            WOOOOOOOOOOO!

            One of my sister’s friends was the manager for the women’s team when she was at UConn.

            (drink, people)

            • Mattingly’s Love Child

              My cousin was a walk-on on the women’s team when they won in 1995. Also was the starting goalie for the soccer team that year that went to the Final 4.

              But all that matters is that I have 2 rings of my own….and got to travel the country on the NCAA’s dime…

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ Peter Gammons

      I know everyone expects little out of this, and they’re probably right. But I can never completely dismiss a guy with his resume, and I look forward to seeing him pitch.

      He’s one of the greatest pitchers who ever lived, and this could very well be the last time we get see him play. Even a diminished Pedro is still like watching an aging Picasso paint. So I wouldn’t be overly snarky about it, as most of the bloggers I’ve read that have commented on his return.

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

        Hey! Look at Gammons stealing my posts again!

        Get your own material, bubby!!

    • Accent Shallow

      He’s had an extra 3-4 months and he’s still not ready?

      I’m assuming he’s immediately starting a rehab assignment, no?

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

    Holy Jesus Montero has two hits tonight…

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

      We can’t trade Jesus. We have the Almighty Mo, the spirit of the Babe and baby Jesus. You just don’t break up the holy trinity, ever. Its bad luck.

    • Mattingly’s Love Child

      Raise that trade value!!! ;)

    • Ivan

      Best hitter in the minors right now.

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

    AaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaJaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx!

    • Ivan

      What he did?

      • pat

        they showed him ion teh TV!!!!!!!!!1

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

        Appeared on my television screen and nearly made me swoon.

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

      Damn, I’m gonna miss him and Joba.

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

        Haha…

        At the end of the day, though, I don’t think Roy ends up in the Bronx.

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

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....&NR=1

          Come to the dark side. It is your destiny. . . .

          • http://bronxbaseballdaily.com Matt ACTY/BBD
          • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside

            As the chief proponent of the Imperial March becoming the official theme song of the Yankees, Darth Vader and I object to your usage of his likeness here.

            Lord Vader does not endorse the Roy Halladay deal. Lord Vader has already chosen his apprentice, and his name is Joba the Hut.

            • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

              Mmhmm

              Trade for Halladay they will not.

              Develop from within they will mmhmm.

              Learn to trust his catcher he must.

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

    I know I can’t stand Eric Young as a broadcaster and “analyst” but it must be so incredibly special for him to call a game that his son is playing in.

    /cheesy.

  • pat

    Ouchies ajax, nasty pitch.

  • pat

    Duncan just gritted the shit out of that AB.

  • Riddering

    Shelley! On my tv again!

  • Riddering

    I did not know there was a AAA team named “Bees”.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e6i2WRreARo

  • Dela G

    wow ajax just KILLED that ball

    • DGeezy

      espn really sucked it up with that camera angle of the crowd

      • Dela G

        yeah that was complete bs

        AJAX SCORES!

        4-1

  • King of Fruitless Hypotheticals

    For the love of Allah people, deal Montero…CC doesn’t want to pitch do him, and neither does Joba. deal em both. (Jesus and Joba, not CC!)

    /youguess.

  • Joebrah

    I was hoping for an open thread.

    Did anybody catch (or probably already comment on) the MLB Network’s grade of a B for the Yankees?

    Third best record in baseball, leading the AL Wild Card race by two and half games.

    Do they have some holes, yes. Particularly on the pitching end, but come on, since May, they’ve looked pretty damn good overall, despite injuries.

    I dunno, my .02.

    • Kiersten

      I found it particularly disturbing that they said that if the Sox are winning after the 6th, the game is pretty much over, but the Yankees, who are undefeated when leading after 6, only got comments about how their bullpen needs work.
      Not to mention that the Yankees had 2 +’s and 2 +/-‘s, while the Rays had 2 +’s, 1 +/- and 1 – and also received a B. Someone needs to work on their math…

      Overall, I think the Yankees deserve a B+ at the very least. The Sox can’t be THAT much better than the Yanks considering they’ve beaten them 8 times and are only 3 games up in the division.