Open Thread: Baby Godzilla

Game 118 Spillover Thread
Jackson wears a golden sombrero in loss

Well here’s some wonderful news … Hideki Matsui’s a dad. I don’t know how Godzilla managed to impregnate a sketch, but he did, and now he has himself a brand new baby boy. All the Yankee wives apparently threw a baby shower at the Stadium earlier this year, with Michelle Damon, Erin Robertson and Amber Sabathia doing most of the work. Congrats to Matsui and his family, we wish them the best.

Update: So I wrote all that before the game, and it turns out to be false. Lame.

Anyways, here’s your open thread for the evening. Former Yankee Javy Vazquez and the Braves take on the Phillies in the ESPN Sunday night game, and the Little League World Series is on ESPN2. Did you see that kid hit the walk-off grand slam to get his team to Williamsport? It’s the number two play here, about 1:20 in. That’s so cool. Anyway, talk about whatever you like here, just be nice to each other.

Game 118 Spillover Thread
Jackson wears a golden sombrero in loss
  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    I have the exclusive first glimpse at the picture of baby Hideki. He looks just like his mom.

    http://farm1.static.flickr.com/113/262924370_536319b3ae.jpg?v=0

    • Salty Buggah

      Heh ietc

  • Salty Buggah

    So guys I need help here. Now that the game is over, I see the opposing team had more runs than the Yankees. I can’t seem to remember if this is possible or what this phenomenon is. Don’t think I’ve seen that (or if I have, it must have been a while) before. Is there a term for it or something?

    • Jersey

      Must be static interference? Bang your TV a couple times.

    • Jack

      I believe it is called “The Apocalypse”. Don’t worry, it’ll be over by tommorrow night.

  • Salty Buggah

    34 more hits for Jete to tie Gehrig for most hits in Yanks history.

    • Kiersten

      That just doesn’t seem right.

  • GG

    That loser steve berthiume was so pumped the kid who hit the GS was from Mass, he gave his “the nation” call

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Berthiume is a pathetic waste of life. I believe even Red Sox fans are embarassed by his obsessive & biased reporting.

      • JMK

        He’s probably viewed as a prophet.

  • Little Bill

    Let’s tip our caps to Y.E. Yang for defeating Tiger Woods in the final round of the PGA Championship. Yang had an incredible 2nd shot on the 18th to essentially clinch it. He then birdied the 18th. Great win for Y.E. Yang.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Standing Ovation :)

      Someone finally slayed the tiger. And the golf media goes dumb with saddness and anger that someone has beaten God, er, I mean Woods.

  • DreDog

    Anyone else a little down that Lyons will probably won’t be signed? I realize it’s not the end of the world, but after the Cape Cod performances, I was intrigued. Stoneburner and Cotham are nice. I would like some more signability cases though.

  • PinstripesForeverDougie

    I think the tv is reporting about hideki’s arrival & son :)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oTItRfN-LO8

    • pat

      Hahaha, AND GODZOOOOOOOOOKY

      • PinstripesForeverDougie

        Loved the show growing up. I wish i had a remote to call on godzilla, or at the very least, jabberjaw ;)

  • pat

    The only person I want telling me to spay or neuter my pets is Bob Barker.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      I know! Can Girardi’s agent get him a better public service announcement? I guess you have to win a title and then you get the big stuff… I’m talkin Bigelow tea, Baby!!

    • Jack

      The price is wrong, Bobby.

  • Accent Shallow

    I missed most of the game, caught some on the radio and the last few innings on TV.

    Was Joba as bad as the box score?

  • Salty Buggah

    Speaking of Godzilla, I hope his knees are OK and can play soon.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      just give him a week off, salty, and he’ll be fine.

  • Salty Buggah

    For those of you in NYC, does the Empire State Building have the flag of India on top?

    • JMK

      I’m in Jersey, work in the City, and believe that the flag of India was only there for a few days last summer. Could be wrong though.

  • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Anyone know where I can read the NY post article? It’s been taken off their website.

    • Salty Buggah

      it was false so they probably took it off I think

      • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

        It would be fun to read it for a laugh.

  • Salty Buggah

    Usain Bolt is a beast. Broke the 100m world record again after breaking it last year in the Olympics even though he slowed down before the finsih line to celebrate.

    He would make one hell of a pinch-runner. He could probably steal home from first while walking on Varitek.

    • http://www.richardiurilli.com/ Richard Iurilli

      ietc

    • wilcymoore

      Sorry to be a skeptic, but he’s a little too fast for my taste. I hope he’s being tested as much as the French tested Lance Armstrong.

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

      IETCVM!! Damn, Coke just earned him a contract extension. The man understands what it means to represent the navy blue pinstripes!!

    • Riddering

      I love that guy.

    • Zack

      ha, Red Sox fan goes up to him with gear on for an autograph, then yells Yankee Suck? lame

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

    Heh, Tomko’s starting for the A’s on Monday.

    http://tinyurl.com/mztaz2

    • Accent Shallow

      Bet he’s gonna be pissed.

      Here’s hoping the Yankees smack him around.

    • Riddering

      Oooh, I hope we have Kay in the booth so he can deliver a Sheffield-esque “of course he’s pissed at the Yankees!” conjecture with every pitch.

      • Kiersten

        No Kay in Oakland :-(

    • Teix is the Man

      The site says Mazzaro is starting.

  • VO

    Mike, is the signing deadline in 3 hours or tomorrow?

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

      Midnight Monday, so 27 hours from now, give or take.

      • VO

        Ok, thanks.

  • JM

    Put a Donk On It.

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

    So, Joba did not have his slider today, eh?

    Also, District 9 = major win.

    • PinstripesForeverDougie

      Can’t wait to see D-9! How many stars would you give it, Mike?