Aug
01

Game 104: In which we discuss how much I hate FOX games

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As if it wasn’t bad enough that the Yankees have already lost the first two games of the series in a fashion best described as “ugly,” today’s game will be broadcast on FOX! I can hear all the “Ozzie’s team plays the game the right way,” and the “the Yankees offense has been propped up by that little league ballpark,” and the “CC Sabathia has not been as good as expected” references now. It’s always Trash the Yankees Day whenever it’s a nationally televised game, and for whatever reason they always seem to lose.

Bah, mini-rant over. Anyway, here’s the strange lineup for this afternoon. Try to enjoy the game between FOX’s holier than thou rants.

Jeter, SS
Swisher, RF
Teixeira, DH
A-Rod, 3B
Posada, C
Cano, 2B
Melky, CF
Hairston, LF
Ransom, 1B – really? Hinske can play first, you know

And on the mound, Allen Burnett.

Note: If the Yankees lose, blame Joe. I believe the team’s record when I write the Game Thread this year is 0-157.

Categories : Game Threads
  • putt

    Let’s go CC! We need a split here.

    • putt

      Umm…I’m not good with initials.

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

        Apparently not. :-P

    • Salty Buggah

      Wrong initials. It’s AJ

    • Bob Stone

      CC isn’t pitching today – AJ is.

    • putt

      Maybe I was referring subconsciously to Cody the Conqueror?

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

    Girardi announced the upcoming rotation:

    TOR: Pettitte/Mitre

    BOS: Joba, AJ, CC, Pettitte

    • Zach

      did they switch anyone or is that how it was going to line up?

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        That’s what it is according to Pete Abraham at least.

        Yankees – AL East leaders 1.5 games above the Sox.

        We win, they lose ands it’s back to 2.5, so I say we got a comfortable, yet small cushion as the division leaders!

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

        Joba last pitched on Wednesday.

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

      My enormous ego would like to believe that Joe Girardi reads RAB strictly for my strategical insights: http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-489324

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

        RiverAveBlues:

        Come for the excessive cursing, barb-tossing, and juvenile poop and Wang jokes; stay for the devastatingly pithy strategery.

        • RCK

          Actually, that does pretty much sum up why this is my favorite web site.

        • LiveFromNewYork

          irrrretc

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

        Well, if he already reads my blog…;)

  • GG

    I’m with you Mike, I cannot stand games on FOX

    • Zach

      FOX > ESPN?
      FOX FOX > ESPN?

      • Zach

        well that didnt work out the way i typed it?

    • Bob Stone

      I agree.

  • TJ

    Why is ransom playing first?

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

      Giving Tex a mini-breather, and Ransom hits lefties better than Hinske.

      • TJ

        Why not just keep duncan then…he does the same thing and hits better.

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

          Duncan can’t play 2B/SS/3B.

          Seriously, how many times are we going to have to point that out?

          • TJ

            He only needs to play first base today idiot. Most of the days hairston can play 2B, SS, or 3B.

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

              Which is why you shouldn’t get all bent out of shape. Because, as you say, “He only needs to play first base today idiot”

  • Bob Stone

    Ridiculous line-up today. What is Girardi thinking?

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

      Long term. He’s thinking long term, that’s what he’s thinking.

    • Riddering

      He’s thinking Arby’s.

  • Billy

    i, for one, am eager to see the new acquistion. im predicting 1-4 with an RBI and a diving play in LF

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I predict a homerun in his first at-bat like every other one of Cashman’s cheap acquisitions for the bench!

      • Billy

        it’s odd how that happens all the time

  • Salty Buggah

    So the guy in the last thread was saying that we don’t have a high AVG as a team so we won’t win the World series. I asked what our AVG should be but I havent gotten a reply yet. I was hoping for an absurd answer like anything between .285 to .300 or something.

    I wanted to say the Philles won the WS despite having the 23rd AVG (.255) in the Majors last year. We have the 2nd best (.276). Some people are just funny…and don’t know what they’re talking about.

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

      pitching. is. everything.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        If only the nats and o’s had it they might actually compete.

      • Salty Buggah

        Exactly and OPS is everything else, not AVG.

    • Bob Stone

      The only AL team better is the Angels with .288. We’re second with .276. We’re first in OBP, slugging and OPS. How much more offense do you want?

      We don’t need more offense we just need it to be timelier – better with RISP.

      • Salty Buggah

        I know that but that commentator doesnt believe in those other things apparently.

        • Bob Stone

          LOL

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

        And the fact that we’re awesome overall but less so with RISP is probably like 10% skill-related and 90% luck related.

        • Bob Stone

          True to some extent.

        • Bob Stone

          I still believe in some guys being “clutch” hitters despite all Bill James statistics. Guys like Yogi Berra and Lou Pinella, etc.

        • Tank the Frank

          Eh. Not when it’s two seasons and counting. This has been a well documented problem.

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

            Luck is also a well documented problem.

            And frankly, even two seasons isn’t all that much.

            • Tank the Frank

              Well, here’s to hoping they get “lucky” in the playoffs.

        • Salty Buggah

          cant wait when then the correction kicks in, hopefully in the postseason.

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

          You know what’s crazy? The Phillies recently had a stretch where they went hitless in 32 at-bats with RISP.

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

            That’s gotta be a typo. The only team that ever struggled with RISP for even the briefest of moments is the Yankees, I’m sure of it.

            • Salty Buggah

              Yep a typo, especially like Boston’s record because as far as we know, they have the best team and never lose while are getting fluke wins.

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

    Note: If the Yankees lose, blame Joe. I believe the team’s record when I write the Game Thread this year is 0-157.

    Oh, so it’s your fault, huh? You jerkface.

  • Dela G

    I hate FOX so much

    i am going to listen to john sterling and but the tv on mute

    • Tank the Frank

      Bad idea.

      Seeing Joe Buck’s face whilst (that’s right, whilst) simultaneously listening to John Sterling’s voice = instant death.

      • Dela G

        haha true, but i despise joe buck

  • Salty Buggah

    I hate FOX games too, especially when they aren’t showing it here!!! Who cares about the Dodgers and Braves?!!!

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

      Where’s “here” for you?

      • Salty Buggah

        Denver

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

          I see… I see… your future! It’s… a cab ride! Move out of the sticks, fellas.

          (No, seriously, Denver’s a great town. Went there once to visit a friend and she took me all around, it’s a beautiful city.)

          • Tank the Frank

            How do you take your coffee TSJC? Lot’s of cream, lot’s of sugar?

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

              Heh.

          • Salty Buggah

            It’s a good city but I like NYC better.

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

              Well, don’t state the obvious.

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

        Either Atlanta or LA, apparently

  • Tank the Frank

    Nothing like trotting out Hairston and Ransom in the same lineup in the middle of a losing streak. Way to put your thinking cap on Joe.

    • Zach

      Yeah, it’s almost like we have a lineup similar to every other team in the game.

      • Tank the Frank

        Excellent point. No sense in using the advantages you have to put your team in a position to win a much-needed ball game. After all, that’s not what managers are for.

        Gotta sit those lefties vs a lefty. It’s in the bible.

        • Zach

          No, it’s about resting your DH with two bad knees and your LF who’s always beat up. If they lose today are you really going to blame Ransom/Hariston?

          • Tank the Frank

            No. I’ll blame Joe Girardi.

            • Zach

              He gets blamed for every loss regardless

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

                Every win = the greatness of the players.

                Every loss = Joe Girardi’s little league managerial style.

                Duh!

                /sarcasm

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

              You know, every time Cody Ransom gets a start, everyone bitches and moans about how awful it is, and yet every time Cody Ransom gets a start he produces well and makes numerous good plays every game.

              He’s made appearances in 5 games since the ASB and is batting .429/.556/.857 in the 9 post ASB plate appearances.

              I’m just saying.

              • Tank the Frank

                Aren’t you the one who rants about small sample sizes?

                I don’t mind Ransom. I don’t want to see him play more than once a week…but that’s me. I’m not in love with Ransom AND Hairston in the same game, that I personally believe to be an important one. That’s all. The Yankees have not looked good and I would like to see their A lineup out their to try and get a win to salvage the series and get back on the right track.

                I understand the need to rest players. But I don’t think this game is the most expedient time. Matsui has a .913 OPS vs lefties this season. I don’t think it would kill him to be in the lineup today either.

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

                  I do rant about small sample sizes.

                  Which is why I’m not concerned about Ransom and Hairston both starting together, because it’s just one game. Anything can happen in that small sample size.

                  And, whether it’s good or bad, it’s just still a small sample.

                • Tank the Frank

                  And 70 percent of the time it works…every time.

  • putt

    You know what sucks? Living in California, having the Dodgers on the Fox game instead, and MLB Extra Innings not carrying the Yanks game.

    Looks like it’s yard-work for me instead of drinking High Lifes all afternoon long…

    • Bob Stone

      That sucks. I feel for you. I experienced the same problem when I lived in Boston. Extra Innings NEVER carried 4pm (EDT) ames.

      • putt

        Sure the weather’s better out here, but I really miss living in NYC & CT. I never missed games then. Ah, those were the days…

        And I feel for you, having to live in Boston. Beautiful city, lots of history, even more aholes. It’s a shame.

        • Billy

          live in da bronx

          • putt

            I used to live on 139th & Riverside in Harlem. It was a trip to see so many Red Sox hats everywhere. It was in the heyday of the Pedro/Manny/Papi days…you gotta respect national pride, right?

    • Tank the Frank

      Is it High Lifes or High Lives? Anyway that stuff tastes like death.

      • Bob Stone

        If you have more than one Toyota Prius do you have several Pria or multiple Priuses?

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

          Tomato, Tabata.

          (h/t Axisa)

      • putt

        Aww, come on man…It’s the champagne of beers. It’s $8 a 12 pack. And ice cold, it’s delicious!

        I just bought a house, and it’s about as high as my lifestyle will get for a bit. My days of being a beer snob are put on hold for a while!

        • Tank the Frank

          Well introduce yourself to some Keystone or something! You don’t have to be a snob to stay away from the High Life, you just have to dislike vomiting.

          Pabst (SP?) Blue Ribbon is also a nice alternative.

          • putt

            Unfortunately I can’t find Pabst in the Bay Area, and I haven’t drank Keystone since my senior year in college (’01). We used to haul that stuff in by the pallet load for beer pong and beer die tournaments on the weekends.

            /semi-phratlife rant

  • Salty Buggah

    Hey Mike, for some reason when I refresh the page, every comment is still being shown as new for me.

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

      It’s working for me, but that happens every so often for no apparently reason. Give it a while and it’ll fix itself, but it might not happen until a spillover is posted.

      • Salty Buggah

        Hmmm, I opened RAB in a incognito window and it’s working now.

  • Rick

    Why is ransom at 1b? Ridiculous

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

      No, not ridiculous.

      Hideki Matsui at first, THAT would be ridiculous.

  • Billy

    i live in da bronx so i have no problems getting yankees games

  • Goose

    Last game on FOX, Eric Karros was licking the boots of Sciosia and how the Angels play the best fundamental baseball in the game. Meanwhile, downplaying the Yanks strengths. His cheerleading for the Angels was too much to take…

    • Billy

      plus the yankees losing made it even worse

  • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

    In my view, as good as the Yankees were in the first half of this game, that’s how as bad they’ve been now.

    /Tim McCarver Family Guy’d

    • Billy

      ietc

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    Save basell and get a salary cap so the other two thirds of the fans, teams and cities can enjoy is too. Spankees need to stop buying wins, we are not respected, I like dick too like Goose.

    • Billy

      HATER

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      HATER

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      So that’s why he has that handlebar mustache!

  • Goose

    Sweet Dick:

    You and your team have one thing in common: sore losers and nobodys

  • Salty Buggah

    Anyone see the Webgems from last night? They basically admit they are biased to the Red Sox.

    http://espn.go.com/video/clip?id=4370870

    • GG

      I love it when that stuff happens, I forget the specifics of it, but Showalter called out Berthiume hard the other week when he criticized something NYY, Showalter was just like “Oh that never happens up in Boston does it?” or something to that effect, he had no idea how to respond, it was awesome

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

        I remember that. I enjoy Buck on BBTN. He’s very fair.

    • Mike Pop

      Heh, Buck called him out on it.

    • putt

      Buck got 2 digs in there, that was great!

  • Mike Pop

    Don’t forget the knob jobs on Theo today. Timmy M saying how the V-Mart trade puts the Red Sox far and away the best in the AL East and Smoltz will get it back on track.

  • Goose

    Yankees blow and the Red Sox are our daddys now, since 2000, spend more than on medical needs of the nation, all of you silly yuppies, get a life and stop pressing buttons for a thrill. Save Americas game, make it fair for all.

    • Billy

      get a fuckin life and go to fire brand with your own sub-human kind

  • acb

    i can just picture having bases loaded no out with melky/hairston/ransom coming to bat ending the inning without driving a run in.

    • Mike Pop

      Hairston will have a big day today, you watch.

  • Salty Buggah

    Did Fox just say this: “Hey kids why don’t you get A-Rod to just sign a blank check.”

  • E-ROC

    That ‘Get To Know’ segment with Mark Teixeira was funny.

    • Salty Buggah

      what did Tex say?

      • Dela G

        it was basically talking about whether or not the one reporter should see certain nyc broadway shows

      • E-ROC

        There is nothing like seeing big dude talk about his favorite broadway plays.

  • Goose

    You cant fake Goose…..he made your Red Sux his pussies in 78

  • Dela G

    anyone hear that fox reporter guy at the beginning when showing kids asking for a-rod’s autograph?

    “kids, if you see alex rodriguez and want his autograph, give him a blank check, not a baseball, trick him into giving you his money”

  • acb

    eric: joe what the fuck why are you benching me i hit a 2 run bomb last night

    joe: hey eric i know you hit a homerun everygame you play in but i really like cody even though hes batting .180 so im gonna bench you today

    eric: damn dude if i knew this i would have stayed in pittsburg

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      I know it’s too hard for you to comprehend that Hinske is a lefty and Ransom is a righty. And that Danks is a lefty. But could you at least spell the name of a major city right during you Batshit Insane* post?

      * h/t tsjc

  • Dela G

    thank god no john buck

  • putt

    YES Channel confirms the worst, Joba Chamberlain in an accident at his home today, may have a broken ankle, hear he was fixing his roof when it happened, oh boy.

    • Dela G

      you’re kidding right?

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

        YES is airing the Mussina Yankeeography right now…

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

      That’s it, you’re gone.

      • Bob Stone

        Thank MO – Dump him.

      • Dela G

        thanks mike, this guy had my heart stop

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

          Three comments, three different handles on this thread, each one dumber than the last.

      • Salty Buggah

        Ooh a Mike ban, whats this only the 6th time?

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

          I don’t ban people often, but some stuff will not be tolerated.

          • Mike Pop

            like talking about my mother. This is a no-no on RAB.

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

              That’s right. Let’s leave your mother out of it, Popavero. It’s not necessary, isn’t it… Number Two?

          • Salty Buggah

            You should have said like how Hawk says it…He gone!

    • JMK

      Source or GTFO.

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

        He’s bullshitting.

        • JMK

          Thanks. My penis receded into my body the first time I read it. My eyes welled up too. Very scary.
          /Feeling better.

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

    Edinson Volquez needs surgery on his elbow.

    Am I alone in thinking Dusty Baker should be barred from contact with any pitcher under the age of 30? And only supervised visits with those above that age?

    • Dela G

      he has cueto and volquez

      he effs them both

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Don’t forget Prior

        • Dela G

          and kerry wood

      • Zach

        Volquez pitched below 200IP last year, and didnt management/medical staff bring him back from his earlier DL stint?

        • Zach

          oh hes still on the DL, still he was under 200 IP last year

        • GG

          yea he came back, and left in the first inning…but I think he’s had more than one problem, pretty sure it was his back first go around

    • Zach

      the yankees baby joba!!

  • Tank the Frank

    GOOSE!! Is that you!! Oh, I thought you went and cracked your damn skull open! GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!

  • Riddering

    I love broadway too, Tex.

  • Goose

    Putt:

    NEWSFLASH: NESN’s Tom Caron had his head so far up Youk’s ass it took 8 hours of surgery to separate the two. Youk out for the year. Tom Caron has now put his head up “HOF” Jim Rice’s ass…Rice says he likes it, dont remove

  • Mike Pop

    Put it in the books. Yanks lose.

  • Drew

    How many times do you see Jeter leadoff swinging at the first pitch? Was that a serious question? God Mccarver’s an idiot.

  • Claudell Washington’s 1988 Stats

    Tim McCarver on FOX and/or Joe Morgan on ESPN might be tossing more anti-Yankee hatred these days since the revelation that their favorite player tested positive for a “performance enhancer”.

  • Dela G

    wow swisha looked fooled

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

    What the fuck, more bad baserunning?

  • Dela G

    TEX WHAT THE FUCK WAS THAT?

  • Zach

    wow tex is slow

  • Mike Pop

    Damn Teix.

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

    Dammit Tex.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Way to make him work guys!

  • E-ROC

    The field has not been too kind to Yanks.

  • Bob Stone

    ARod last night – now Tex. These guys have to play smarter!

  • Salty Buggah

    AJ better be good today…

  • Mike Pop

    Drink that A.J. Kool-Aid baby!

    Here we go.

  • acb

    has anyone every seen nick swisher hit a changeup?

    • Mike Pop

      Yes, one home run he hit in Detroit earlier in the year was on a changeup. The 2 hr game he had.

      • acb

        wow thats surprising must of been a pretty bad pitcher

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

      He’s hitting .324 off LHP changeups this year.

      • Salty Buggah

        Stats are ridiculous and eyes are more accurate. Or they all must have been bad pitchers.

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

          Good Luck.

          Luck only exists to explain the Yankees doing things well. When things go poorly, it’s not bad luck, it’s a total lack of skill.

  • Dela G

    lol when did suzyn woldman start doing play by play

    • Bob Stone

      She’s been doing the color anakyst job for awhile with Sterling.

      • Dela G

        yeah i knew that, but she was calling pitches at the beginning

        • Bob Stone

          That must not be pretty.

  • Dela G

    well thats an inauspicious start

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

    Fucker, this game isn’t simulcast in Spanish…

  • Dela G

    welcome to the big leagues gordon beckham

  • Dela G

    good lord AJ looks sick

    • Mike Pop

      Relax, Dela. Relax. He’s not even on his A game yet.

      • Dela G

        haha i know, thats the funny part!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    AJ look absolutely dirty today.

  • acb

    how many times a week do you think aj pierzinsky gets beatup

    • JMK

      Not often enough.

  • Dela G

    CANO!!!

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

    See? The shift works fine.

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

    Defense wins championships mofos

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      So how were we able to achieve that errorless streak again?

      • Mike Pop

        Alot of luck. Alot of luck.

  • Mike Pop

    Cano’s lazy.

  • JMK

    Robbie made that look easy. He’s so lazy.

  • Bob Stone

    Perfect positioning of Cano.

  • Drew

    Do those shifts effect the UZR ratings?

  • Salty Buggah

    Time for offense to do its magic.

  • Dela G

    Haha this time Alex gets to second base correctly

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

    Is Danks pitching exclusively from the stretch, or am I just an idiot?

    • Zach

      He did for ARod

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

      Probably a bit of both.

      HI-YOOOOOOOO!

  • Goose

    The announcers seem like they want to cry after Arod got to second on the error

  • Riddering

    Mmmm, I love ineffective opposing defense.

  • Salty Buggah

    Time to hit with RISP guys!

    A-rod is so overdue for a HR

  • Dela G

    oh well, get em next time jorge

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Thank god they made that error huh? That would have been a DP.

    • Dela G

      lets not think that way ;)

  • Dela G

    cmon cano, lets get em home

  • Mike Pop

    Les go Cano.

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

    You know, I would sell things that should remain unsold for some RISP magic.

    • Bob Stone

      It’s really gotten to that point – hasn’t it.

    • Dela G

      you shall get your wish soon

  • acb

    it appears we havent learned anything from last night

    • JMK

      It’s still early.

  • Dela G

    damn struck him out

  • Mike Pop

    Leche.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Sour Leche

  • Goose

    MCarver is in a better mood after Canos SO

    • Bob Stone

      McCarver’s been kissing Danks’ ass since the broadcst started.

  • Dela G

    damn it

    what a waste of the Alex “double”

  • Salty Buggah

    well that sucked a lot

  • acb

    well we cant ask melky to do it i mean cmon its not the 7th inning or later

  • Bob Stone

    Are we already at 0-3 with RISP?

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

    Grar.

  • Tank the Frank

    I’ll tell ya. The Yankees are just unlucky with RISP. That’s all it is. Luck.

    And it’s a small sample size. Only the better part of two seasons.

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

      You’re saying it like it’s impossible, but it’s not. It’s far from impossible.

  • Mike Pop

    Windy

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

    I’m going to go ahead and call bullshit on that little McCarver/Buck theory about people not knowing Frank Thomas was available as a free agent. Just because Tim McCarver is a moron who apparently can’t be bothered to closely follow the sport on which he holds himself out as an expert doesn’t mean other people are morons, too.

    • Zach

      yeah cant believe no team was searching for a 41 year old DH

  • Dela G

    Haha swish makes things so hard

  • Bob Stone

    AJ has been missing Posada’s target quite often.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    WTF did Swish just do?

  • Dela G

    great range there Alex.. haha

  • Salty Buggah

    Man, I cant wait until we win again (hopefully today). A lot of negativity around here.

  • Dela G

    Kenny Williams is ripped!

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

    Their A.J. is so punchable.

  • Mike Pop

    Was that a good package for PEavy?

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

    Ok, here’s a question. If you were going to sign one, who would it be, Bonds or Frank Thomas?

    • Mike Pop

      Barry. Especially for the Yankees.

    • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

      Bonds.

    • Salty Buggah

      Bonds, especially with TEH BANDBOX!

    • Dela G

      like for my 2002 fantasy team?

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

      Meh, maybe Thomas, actually. I’ve always said Bonds, but he’s been away from the game for a while now. He may be worse than Thomas.

      Nah, nevermind, Bonds.

      • http://www.myspace.com/bayside Thirty5Thirty6

        I’m looking at some of Bonds’ stats. A .609 OBP in 2004. Insane. It’s a .140 points higher than the second place guy, Todd Helton.

  • Dela G

    damn, cmon AJ, lets induce a DP or K this rookie Getz

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuckin Quentin had to get hot against us!

    Cmon AJ, need a DP ball here

  • Bob Stone

    Neither would be my first choice. Thomas second because I couldn’t stand the extra bullshit that comes with Bonds.

    • Bob Stone

      Sorry – missed the reply button.

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

    Come on AJ, please pitch well. Please.

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

    C’mon AJ. Dinky little hits. Overpower these guys.

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuck! Cmon AJ. You know our offense is kinda in a funk with RISP

  • Mike Ox

    Can someone tell the Yanks that these are the White Sox and not the Red Sox.

  • Goose

    If McCarver ran the world, all of our problems would be solved…

  • Salty Buggah

    FUCK YOU UMP! How was that a ball!

    • Salty Buggah

      should be a strikeout

  • Dela G

    AJs fastball isnt at 95-96 today

    his curve looks filthy though

    • Drew

      this AB he’s been at 97 94 and 96

    • Salty Buggah

      It’s 94-97 according to Gameday

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

    One pitch and you’re out of this without a run scored against.

  • acb

    am i watching yankees encore?

  • Dela G

    damn, wouldnt the sun help AJ?

    those people can’t see that fastball moving like a snake

  • Dela G

    How was that not a swing?

  • Bob Stone

    AJ’s control is off today.

    • Salty Buggah

      No it isnt. 23 strikes 12 balls. And on that walk 2 ball COMPLETELY in the strike zone were called balls.

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

    MOTHERFUCKER.

  • Dela G

    holy cow

    how was that a ball

  • Zack

    So there’s no low strike today huh?

  • Salty Buggah

    WTF Fletcher! That was a fuckin strike too!

  • Mike Pop

    Damn, horrible.

    It’s alright though. The curse of the fox game.

  • acb

    im pretty sure barack obama has some kind of influence on these umpires

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

      Umpiring Czars! Unconstitutional!

  • sam

    AJ getting squeezed by the ump
    according to gameday 2 of those balls were in the strike zone

  • Riddering

    Bullshit on that strike zone.

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

    Damnit, A.J. Time to buckle down here.

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

      Or not.

  • Luis Polonia

    The game is blacked out here but Gameday had two of the balls thrown to Nix as strikes. Excellent.

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

    Where was that pitch?

  • Salty Buggah

    You know, Umps have screwed us over so many times this year, it’s not even funny.

  • Dela G

    oh lord

    floodgates

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

    Way to keep the runner at second Swish.

  • JMK

    Even though some of those pitches are strikes, we can’t dispute that AJ’s control is not on today.

    • Bob Stone

      Agree – I said it eaarlier.

  • cjc

    we can’t stop this lineup this is goddamn ridiculous fuck this series is frustrating

  • Manimal

    missing the glove

  • Mike Pop

    Damn.

  • Goose

    At least McCarver is in a better mood

  • J Squared

    Is it that all umpires screw us… or we just get stuck with the umpires that screw us?

  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      There is no outside corner.

    • J Squared

      3 perfectly good strikes called a ball at the corner…

  • Tank the Frank

    Boy those White Sox are lucky with RISP.

    Because that’s all it is…luck.

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

      Coming into this series they were horrible in RISP. Over the span of a week their RISP numbers totally flip-flopped from bad to good.

      Yeah, it’s luck.

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

    I hate FOX.

  • Riddering

    You’ve got to be fucking kidding me.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees might not even be in 1st place by the time they face the Red Sox.

  • Manimal

    I cant even watch this team anymore. Way too inconsistant. Ill watch them when they are on one of those winning streaks

    • Mike Pop

      See ya. Be that kind of fan.

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

    I am really really fucking pissed off right now.

  • Mike Ox

    Wow, getting horse whipped on national TV yet again.

    • Dela G

      the yanks beat the rays on national tv with joba pitching, right?

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

        And the CC/Verlander duel was national TV too, no?

        • Dela G

          yep

          dont let the facts get in the way…

        • JMK

          Believe so.

  • Dela G

    jesus save us

  • Salty Buggah

    WOW! this series is pissing me off

  • Bob Stone

    Batting practice for the ChiSox. Damn.

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

    Just leave him the fuck in and save the bullpen.

  • BigBlueAL

    Has there ever been a team this frustrating where they are playing great baseball then all of a sudden play 3 games in a row like this series, or in Anaheim, or in Boston like these Yankees have done this season????

    • Mike Ox

      Hmmmm, Anaheim, Boston and possibly Chicago all playoff teams.
      Maybe the Yanks are not ready for prime time.

    • Mike Pop

      Boston’s done it this season. I;m pretty sure every good team does it EVERY season.

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

      Yes. There’s been hundreds and hundreds of them. Probably thousands of them.

  • cjc

    has there been a game on fox we haven’t looked over mtched shit this is brutal

    11-21 risp sure is alot of luck

  • Dela G

    oh my god AJ is getting squeezed

  • Bob Stone

    Might as well. Little to lose at this point.

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

    Have the Yankees won a single FOX game all year?

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

      Yeah, the Phillies-Yankees game.

  • Goose

    Isnt it time for the Ozzie’s a genuis for the way he put together this line together or Williams is a master at putting the right people in the right places?

  • Goose

    Isnt it time for the Ozzie’s a genuis for the way he put together this line together or Williams is a master at putting the right people in the right places?

  • Tank the Frank

    This is why I have no problem with Sergio Mitre as the 5th starter. Because our 1-4 are going to give us 6 + innings.

    At least we have a rested bullpen…

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

      http://brooksbaseball.net/pfx/.....;sp_type=1

      Have you seen this plot? AJ is getting squeezed to death.

      • Mike Ox

        Squeezed? I saw a couple of missiles hit that inning also.

      • cjc

        excuses are like assholes everyone has one suer a few of those pitches were close but he was giving up rockets left and right

  • Dela G

    thank you jesus

    we got a second out

  • JMK

    Anyway we can call Melvin to pitch the next 6 innings?

  • Dela G

    FINALLY

    WE GOT OUT OF THAT INNING!

  • Riddering

    Did the inning really end? Am I dreaming? Pinch me!

  • Salty Buggah

    I cant help but think how those 2 “balls” that led a bases-loaded walk must have affected AJ’s mind negatively…

  • charlespoet

    Think this team forgot how to play baseball. Getting schooled by the Whitesox. Not good

  • putt

    I’d just like to say that it was NOT ME who posted that obnoxious fake Joba injury post. That kinda stuff is definitely not cool or funny.

    Now it’d be great if the Yanks could wake up the bats and the pitching can keep ‘em at 6.

    • JMK

      I wouldn’t worry about it. They can just ban the ISP it came from.