Game 154 Spillover Thread III

Game 154 Spillover Thread II
Everything working for Yanks in 9-5 victory

One more thread to bring this one home.

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Game 154 Spillover Thread II
Everything working for Yanks in 9-5 victory
  • EvoLuTioN

    really joe? you’re gonna burn hughes in a 9-5 game but you can’t use him in a tight game where you’re down by a run or 2?

    • Russell NY

      At this point of the season you get this win. You can rest him once we’ve locked up the AL East. Two wins against Boston and it’s pretty much a lock.

      • AJ

        That’s y he’s clueless

    • steve (different one)

      “burn” him for what? win tonight and there’s nothing left.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    If that was Jeter flipping the ball to Cano they turn the DP. And that’s not a knock at Jeter, it’s just how good Cano is at turning the DP.

    • Bob Stone

      I can’t believe Ortiz beat it out. And it wasn’t even close.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Stupid Albe… now Philly has to pitch. I doubt he’ll be available tomorrow afternoon.

    • JMK

      He doesn’t have to pitch. We’re up 4 runs.

      • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

        eh, who else do you want facing Bay with a man on? Coke is the only other option not including Mel, Dunn, towers…

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    So what are the chances that Albaladejo is released or nontendered (what the hell does this even mean) this offseason?

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

      I doubt it. He’s got an option let. He’ll be making close to the league minimum, might as well keep him around and stash him in AAA.

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

        Exactly.

        Albie may not be a good reliever, but he’s far from a bad one.

      • AndrewYF

        He might not have an option left, depending on when Washington added him to their 40-man roster.

  • Dela G

    where the fuck was hughes on monday when the yanks were down 3-1 in the 6th inning against the angels?

    joe, why so damn inconsistent?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      When the mop up guys can’t get it done in a blowout…

  • Jeremy

    Hughes? Really?

  • acb

    why not use bruney? (I cant believe i just said that)

    • JMK

      Soap. Your mouth.

    • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

      Please, anyone but Bruney.

  • Reggie C.

    This team needs a Rafael Soriano type for next season. Seriously. Aceves can’t be the ONLY reliable RHP coming out the ‘pen. Robertson is good , but Joe G. doesnt use him enough. Albie and Melancon aren’t shut down.

    • aj

      Why not Soriano himself? He’s an FA

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

        Well, he’ll be a Type A, so we’d have to give up the 30th pick in the draft to get him.

        I’m not saying that should necessarily stop us, but it’s something to consider.

      • Reggie C.

        PERFECT.

        i wasn’t so sure. But if he’s an unrestricted FA , then he’s likely the best Righty hitting the market. Gotta get more ‘pen depth. Hughes isn’t going to be there next season getting that last out in the 8th…

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

          But if he’s an unrestricted FA , then he’s likely the best Righty hitting the market.

          A) Not sure what an “unrestricted” FA is. This isn’t football.
          B) He would cost a first rounder with Elias compensation, because he’s a Type A. Maybe that’s what you were getting at?
          C) He’s the SECOND best righty on the market.

          Valverde >>>>>>>>>> Soriano

          • Jack

            I’m assuming Valverde’s also a Type A, correct?

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

              Yes.

          • Reggie C.

            I was thinking beyond Arbitration years. Soriano is 30/31 yrs old, so i assumed he was just going to be a regular FA. All i know is that the buzz coming out of Atlanta : Keep Tim Hudson, Keep Vazquez, Trade Jurrgens for hitters, let Soriano walk.

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

              Well, when you’re in arbitration years, you’re not a FA. You’re still under team control.

          • Zack

            doesnt Soriano has a bad history of elbow issues
            and im sure he’ll want to close and he’ll get a deal from washington or someone

    • Keanu Reeves

      You can’t say Melancon isn’t shut down. He hasn’t had a real chance yet. And I wouldn’t exactly call Soriano reliable. He’s given up like 5 HR’s in his past 8 outings over there in AAAA.

    • EvoLuTioN

      Dotel wants to pitch here, why not if he comes cheap

      • Reggie C.

        He’s like 40 years old. He’s been here before too. Wasnt good then..

        • EvoLuTioN

          he was injured when he was here iirc.

          plus he’ll be a type A but the white sox would be stupid to offer him arb so he’ll come without costing a draft pick

  • aj

    So heres my jackass move of the day:
    Eating a pretzel on a bench in Central Park, I gave a piece of it to a pigeon. Then another pigeon came. The next was even bigger. The more pretzel I gave, the more the big pigeons attacked and pecked the small ones. In the end, there was nothing but dead pigeons and salt on the floor, and I’ve been traumatized for life. Couldn’t be my fault right? I’ll keep my pretzels to myself now.
    Go yankees!

    • JMK

      Never feed those monsters anything. EVER. I’m surprised some hipster vegan NYU student didn’t call you a murdering terrorist Nazi and then go thrifting.

      • aj

        Well maybe they did under their breath. Big bullies.

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

    “JMK says:
    And seriously, by weight, I’d bet I’ve had more pussy than you. By weight.

    Are we going by average, or total aggregate? I think you win on mean, median, and mode, but if we’re just adding all of them together, I’m sure I’ve got you.

    I may not hit fat chicks, but lots of skinny girls add up quick.

    • Steve H

      But how many skinny chicks = the Michelin (wo)Man?

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

        Meh, what’s the most he could be? 275, at most?

        Three girls > One Tire Salesman

        Yeah, I got him.

    • Bob Stone

      Funny use of statistics. “But numbers don’t Lie”.

    • JMK

      We agree then. Although, I recently ended up bagging some skinny girl from Andrew’s Coffee Shop (aspiring actress, waitress. So cliche), so I’m gaining on you.

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

        Although, I recently ended up bagging some skinny girl from Andrew’s Coffee Shop (aspiring actress, waitress. So cliche), so I’m gaining on you.

        Nice to see you’re on the road back to respectability.

        I know EXACTLY what you’re talking about. I went to NYU. Tisch School of the Arts is there. ‘Nuff said.

        • Reggie C.

          That means you had no competition for the attentions of all ladies. Not totally fair, but the math fell definitely in your favor. Does Tisch have any grad pgms?

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

            Yes, it does. But you don’t have to GO to Tisch, you just have to hang around Tisch.

  • aj

    That’s nasty.

  • Salty Buggah

    HUGHES!!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    damn bye bye bay

    i love the pornstache

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

    Nice one, Kay.

    “Schwashwwwaschwaswing and miss, strike three!”

    • Bob Stone

      I thought Bob Uecker and Mel Allen were the only guys that drank in the booth.

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    Relievers must be the new long ball.

    Dug by both sexes, all ages, races, religions, and classes. But can they bring about world peace?

  • Reggie C.

    New ESPN headline: RS rally falls short. Maintain dominant lead in WC race.

    • Jeremy

      I can hear Peter Gammons typewriter in the distance.

  • ansky

    HUUUUUUUUGHES!

  • EvoLuTioN

    hows that tyler clippard for albaladejo deal looking right about now?
    btw never in a millions would have i thought i would say this

    • Keanu Reeves

      Dude, Clippard is pitching meaningless innings in AAAA East from a 100 loss team. Albie is pitching in the best division in baseball. I don’t think that even warrants a comparison.

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

      Eh, I’m still good with it.

      T-Clip is doing what he’s doing in the sissy-boy league.

    • Steve H

      It’s looking fine. 100% fine.

    • bonestock94

      Clippard: 3.18 era in NL east = 6.22 era in AL east

    • Steve H

      And this team is the best team in baseball, could you manage one positive comment? You bring up the most meaningless trade ever, why not bring up the Swisher trade?

      • EvoLuTioN

        lol it wasn’t meant as a hating comment. Just how some swaps turn out :P

        clippard was utter garbage here and he’s been pretty great for the nats

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Wasn’t it A Gone for Albie?

      • Jack

        Clippard for Albie

        A Gone for Nunez (I think)

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Dealing with 4 future HOFers you would think I would have known that.

  • Will

    Hughes is getting a little of the “I can’t believe they’re bringing me into THIS game” look that Mariano gets sometimes.

    • aj

      any comparison to mo is good.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    I don’t know if I will miss Hughes in the bullpen next year. He really turned this team around with a bp role. I will love it when he finally starts, but how will the bullpen shape up next year?

    • Mike bk

      d-rob and melancon will have to step up.

  • aj

    Tyler clippard is having a nice season in relief for the nats against the NL, let’s not go nuts.

  • aj

    Wang as a reliever next year if he comes in?

    • Keanu Reeves

      I don’t know. Generally you don’t want someone who generates so many balls in play as a reliever. That’s why guys like Hughes who get so many swings and misses make great relievers.

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

        Exactly.

        Relievers have to come into men-on-base situations. I want relievers to miss bats, not pitch to contact, even if it’s weakly hit contact.

  • ansky

    Was that Phil Hughes or Ron Jeremy?? Are we donning Porn staches for the playoffs??

  • Salty Buggah

    You know you have a good night when they cant even fit your other things you’ve done in the night. (They couldnt add Alex’s 2 walks and 3 SBs)

    • Dela G

      haha yeah that was fun to see

  • Esteban

    No one is keeping score at home Michael

    • Keanu Reeves

      I am.

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

    Is Dusty Brown playing second? That’s awesome.

    He’s a catcher.

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

      Ah ok, YES screwed the defense graphic up.

  • bonestock94

    In the last thread someone mentioned that they hoped Pujols was ok. What’s the deal?

    • Keanu Reeves

      I checked the ESPN boxscore, where they usually have any injuries under game notes, and I saw nothing…so I have no clue.

      • DreDog

        They speculated his achilles on the TV.

    • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

      I’m watching on TBS and they showed a highlight of Pujols hobbling the last few feet to first base and being checked out by the trainer.

  • Dela G

    holy bunch of pitchers batting for the red sox batman!

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Thank Mo we don’t need to trade Joba after his performance today!

    /Omar’d

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

      Heh.

  • ?????

    Is this America or the Ukrane?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      The Ukraine is a democracy.

    • Steve H

      It’s the internet.

  • aj

    Maybe we can see Nick Green pitch again.

    • Jeremy

      Hedi Watney won’t have it.

      • aj

        I guess you have to pay attention to her.

        http://www.totalprosports.com/.....tney-1.jpg

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

          What a hack of a journalist. TAKE YOUR CRAFT SERIOUSLY, YOU TROLLOP!

          Would Helen Thomas ever wear boots like that? I think not.

          • Jeremy

            Helen Thomas once was in a love triangle with Honus Wagner and Connie Mack.

            True story.

            • wilcymoore

              Get out …

        • wilcymoore

          Nice pic.

  • ?????

    Really Yo, I was no Halladay now I’m blocked, is there free speech or not in America?

  • GRGOYLDEF@

    I want Guzman to steal home.

  • ?????

    Really

  • Esteban

    YES should not show that play

  • Will

    In theory, you could call all steals against the Sawx this season “defensive indifference”, for the mere fact that they are starting Varitek.

    • Steve H

      IETCVM

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Michael Kay did u really have to show that we no what happen.

  • ansky

    Swish is having a terrible night at the dish.

  • aj

    I don’t care what people say. I enjoyed Harold and Kumar: Escape from Guantanamo bay. Even though it was horrible.

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      i enjoyed it to.

    • Bob Stone

      Totally agree.

    • Bob Stone

      Loved that bottomless party. “Hey put that top back on!!”

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

      I loved the first one, but no. That movie was a traveshamockery. They put a stamp on that one and mailed it in.

      • yankeefan91 Arod fan

        Yea the first one was the best i thought part 2 was gonna be the shyt but i still enjoyed it.

  • ?????

    If this is now the USSR or the USA then just let me know so I can go ahead and move to Cuba.

    • Esteban

      hmmm you’re mistaken as to what freedom of speech means. Unless RAB is the sports czar in the obama administration, this has nothing to do with freedom of speech

    • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

      The RAB guys aren’t commies, they’re socialists!

      • Bob Stone

        Or do you mean fascists?

        • ?????

          Who are the real fascists, the ones that don’t allow free speech on a public forum?

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

            What the hell is this guy babbling about? Am I the only one totally lost here?

            • Bob Stone

              You’re not alone.

            • Zack

              im in the same boat, then gain i stopped reading after his first 2 posts. just ignore him, he just wants attentions like axl, alex gonzelz, etc

            • Keanu Reeves

              I’m with you. Apparently he’s been censored. And is fairly cheesed off about it.

            • Steve H

              I’m guessing he got drunk and stumbled into the wrong website.

          • Jack

            This isn’t a public forum. It’s a privately owned website.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      USSR doesn’t exist anymore, so it can’t be that.

      • ?????

        Neither does the USA

    • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

      Your plane tickets are waiting for you at JFK. Have a nice trip.

      • ?????

        Put your money where your mouth is, pay up loser

  • EvoLuTioN

    Rockies win

  • JMK

    Swish has been terrible tonight.

  • bonestock94

    That “mac snack wrap” ad makes me nauseous. The square processed meat and cheese sauce really screws me up.

  • ?????

    Cuba has free health care, so does Canada, so does England, so does France. We have the Yanks and Cuervo, whopeee!

    • aj

      and we have idiots that talk political rhetoric in Yankee forums. So I guess it balances out.

      • aj

        But Doug Christie looks scary to me.

        • ?????

          God forbid we talk about something that means something. Who;s the real idiot?

    • Will

      I assume this is Michael Moore researching his new Pedroia-centric Sawx documentary, The Hobbit.

  • ansky

    Chris Woodward? ..WTF?? he’s still in the league?

    • Keanu Reeves

      The Sox claimed him off waivers from the Mariners awhile ago.

      • aj

        U know OMar vizquel is still around?

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      and i cant believe Chris Woodward like 33

  • Dela G

    that order to face looks as daunting as a wet rag

  • ansky

    Varitek=Pizza behind the plate. Lets Run all weekend!

    • Bob Stone

      How many toppings?

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

      That’s insulting to Mike Piazza. He was WAY better defensively than Varitek.

  • ?????

    The First Amendment to the Constitution states that I have the right to free speech. Yet some geek with a keyboard gets to decide what’s acceptable and what’s not ok. That’s not American.

    • Keanu Reeves

      Dude, calm down. If you don’t want to talk baseball take it somewhere else.

      • ?????

        I have been talking baseball and somehow I got blocked that’s fascist if anything is

        • Keanu Reeves

          Where’s the mute button on this guy?

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

          You don’t know what fascism is.

        • Keanu Reeves

          Era is to Alex Gonzalez as Facist is to ?????

    • Will

      You forgot to mention his mom’s basement. Very important, or else we won’t take you seriously.

    • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

      Then go to LoHud.

    • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

      Somebody snuck into the liquor cabinet tonight?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Tell your boss he’s a dickhead, see how that works out for you, Mr. Free Speech.

    • Esteban

      again, RAB is not the government, and hence there’s not free speech issue.

      • ?????

        Actually yes it is, unless RAB is somehow out of the jurisdiction of the federal courts.

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

          You have no idea what you’re talking about. The GOVERNMENT cannot curtail your speech. Private citizens most definitely can, on their own sites.

          • JMK

            The Germans bombed Pearl Harbor!

          • ?????

            The government grants the rights of the individual to own a websit and therefore the individual cannot change or infringe on what the government rules or laws are. Otherwise I can own a Fascist website that argues that the governememt should be overthrown. Then I could advocate and block those that disagree, name one that does THAT>

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

              The government grants the rights of the individual to own a websit and therefore the individual cannot change or infringe on what the government rules or laws are.

              No. You can’t break the law on a privately owned website, but curtailing speech is not breaking the law because the SCOTUS has delineated a distinction between the direct suppression of speech by the government and the suppression of speech by private individuals. It doesn’t work the way you describe it. Wrong.

              Otherwise I can own a Fascist website that argues that the governememt should be overthrown.

              You can.

              Then I could advocate and block those that disagree, name one that does THAT

              They do.

            • yankeewanabe

              FOX NEWS

        • Esteban

          GANARON LOS YANQUIS!!!!

    • Bob Stone

      Stop wasting our time. Go Away.

      • Keanu Reeves

        +1

        • Jeremy

          I know Kung-Fu.

    • Jack

      The First Amendment to the Constitution states that I have the right to free speech.

      No, that’s not true.

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

        Thank you for stating that, Jack.

        • Jack

          I give because I love.

          • ?????

            Jack is an idiot because he’s a n idiot, great logic

            • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

              hmm, I wonder why you were banned…

            • Jack

              What?

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

                I’m raising the Terriost Threat Level Advisory to Red.

              • ?????

                Wrong? THe Fed have jusrisdiction over Evrything within the juris of the federal gov, and that means this shithead website

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

                  Moot. NO CRIME IS BEING COMMITTED.

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

      RAB isn’t a government entity. You don’t have First Amendment protections via commenting on a privately-owned website.

      • Bob Stone

        +27

  • ansky

    Wow claimed off the Mariner waiver wire?…talk about desperate. I’m sure NESPN called it a blockbuster move though.

    • Keanu Reeves

      Haha. Considering how desperate they were at short.

  • AJ

    Alby off the 40 man. Ramirez too

  • ansky

    maybe the Sox will go after Vizquel next. Another brilliant move by Theo Einstein!…since Smoltz and Penny worked out so well!

  • Dela G

    WALKING ROCCO BALDELLI???!!???

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Rocco Baldelli = Final Lottery Ticket.

  • ansky

    What does the C on Varitek’s jersey mean? caught stealing? cant throw? Cant hit?

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Just means “can’t”.

      • Bob Stone

        ietcvm

    • uncle stevie

      cocksucker

    • yankeefan91 Arod fan

      Ietc

    • Will

      Cervix-face.

    • Steve H

      SeeYouNextTuesday?

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

        No, See You Next Wednesday.

        Sincerely,
        John Landis

        • Steve H

          I had to google that, learn something new every day.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    The relief today (with the exception of Hughes and Aceves) has been br00tal

    • Zack

      you could have just said alby was brutal, cause he was the only one

  • Dela G

    finally

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    And neither one of those guys were Dice-(wal)k

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Who else is thrilled that Tek played the whole game and Lowell is sitting his ass on the bench?

    • Bob Stone

      Me!!!!

    • Zack

      thats because theres a rift in the Boston clubhouse. Beckett and Lester only want to throw to Tek, OMG THEY’RE DOOMED!!

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    beautiful.

  • Dela G

    FUCK YEAH!

    YANKEES WIN!

  • JMK

    This game was never in doubt. Great win. Keep the numbers dropping.

  • ansky

    What a DP!!!! give that man a gold glove right NOW!!!! ROBBIE!

  • uncle stevie

    GET THE BABE RUTH PHOTO READY

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    That was DEEEEEE-Liteful !!!

  • bonestock94

    Cano too lazy to take the ball out of his glove.

    • Will

      Damn, beat me to it.

  • Bob Stone

    Great win. Totally unexpected. I figured the Yanks would lose this one and win the next two. Maybe a sweep is possible.

  • Esteban

    beautiful turn. stellar game. 3

  • http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v21/riddering/Baseball/reachforthestaaaaars.jpg Riddering

    Cano is filthy.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    BABY ROOF???

    • Steve H

      ROCKY ROAD???

    • Joebrah

      That’s what I came in this thread to say.

  • Greg G.

    Hmmm…who will they pick for the #3 photo? Tough call.

  • yankeefan91 Arod fan

    Babe Ruth

  • Bob Stone

    Wow. This was an uncharacteristically short game for Red Sox and Yankees. Just a little under four hours.

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

    Magic Number = 3

    • Greg G.

      Can I admit to being a little bummed we never saw a Gehrig photo?

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

      I miss Lou Gehrig.

      We need a special embedded image of the Iron Horse since he got skipped over.

      • Greg G.

        Great minds thinking alike again, TSJC

      • Steve H

        How about they post 2130 which can signify the magic # for 2022?

      • JMK

        There’s no number, but this is a favorite of mine: http://repairstemcell.files.wo.....gehrig.jpg

        Just use MS Paint and write a 3.

  • Will

    Robbie Cano, WERE YOU NOT AWARE?

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    Lost in the shuffle tonight will be how we pounded Lester (not literally).

    • Bob Stone

      Good pun.

  • Bob Stone

    I can’t decide whether to watch the NESN or YES postgame show. hmmmmm . . . watch the pain and excuses for Boston or the confidence and joy in the Yankee Clubhouse.

    • Greg G.

      When I lived in Boston, I loved watching NESN postgame shows after the Yanks beat Boston. Schadenfreude!

      • Bob Stone

        +27 – I lived there for 19 years – I feel what you are saying.

        • scooter

          Ditto…. was there for grad school+

          We beat Lester – and Willie Tyler:
          http://home.comcast.net/~match.....ester1.jpg

          So I guess Joba doesn’t suck, and the Joba rules don’t look so stupid anymore

          Oh and this ARod isn’t so bad

          I just watched Javy Vazquez 3-hit the Nationals – complete game too. Nationals are a special kind of suck (the 100-game variety)

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Really? A near dead Babe Ruth?

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

      Meh, Babe Ruth was near dead most of his life.

  • ?????

    Go ahead and allow the government to continue to own the means of production, dictate your debt, make you dependent, even control speech on a supposedly freely owned website. You are idiots to allow yourselves to be fooled into complacency and dependency. Go to work on Monday to your “careers” while your homes are worth nothing, you have nothing saved, and those that own you profit. If you get sick, who cares, you are replaceable, a part only nothing more. You are a piece int he game and nothing more. You are happy with that? Then be happy but know that you are just a dog!

    • Greg G.

      I wonder if they sell Yankee caps made of tinfoil.

    • Bob Stone

      Mike – Ban this guy.

      • ?????

        Yes, why not ban someone that actually contributes to real thought and not just ass kising about how the Yanks are the greatest

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

          Maybe I missed your initial comments that were full of real thought.

          All your comments on this portion of the gamethread have been batshit insane. I’ve never seen someone talk so much about governmental theory and practice and be so consistently wrong about everything.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Mike checking the i.p. address….”It’s coming from my own house!!!!” dun-DUN-DUNNN

        • Greg G.

          IETC.

          • Reggie C.

            hilarious.

            scanner darkly territory.

      • ?????

        Bob the part has something t0o say, think the corporations care?

        • ?????

          How much is Bob worth, how much can Bob produce? how much can Bob make me? That’s all they give a crap about, you’re a zeroe, a ZERO!

          • Jersey

            You think you’ve merely stopped a business deal. That is not the case. The Arabs have taken billions of dollars out of this country, and now they must put it back! It is ebb and flow, tidal gravity! It is ecological balance!

          • scooter

            Wow…. the only thing better than the philosophy espoused is the spelling here.

            It’s Mondo Bizarro Glenn Beck

        • Jersey

          You have meddled with the primal forces of nature

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

          That’s unintelligible gibberish.

        • Bob Stone

          This is a baseball site. It is not a socio-economic debate site. I come here to chat about baseball. I care, as you apparently do, about freedom of speech and many other societal, civil, legal and economic issues but don’t want to hear about them here. This is not the place for that.

          I will now just ignnore you. Good Bye.

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

            And, frankly, we wouldn’t even mind a good socio-economic debate, if you showed a grasp of sociology or economics.

            You’ve shown a shocking amount of ignorance on both counts, so perhaps you should keep your mouth shut, ????.

            • Bob Stone

              TSJC – That reply was to me. I presume, and hope, that your comment was directed at the ???? Joker and not me.

              • Jack

                I believe he was replying to you so as to expound upon your point.

                • Bob Stone

                  That’s what I thought. It’s moot. He’s gone.

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

                  Exactly.

                  I was adding onto your point with the rejoinder that it’s not the off-topicness of the conversation as much as the fact that the content of the conversation is clinically insane that makes our friend ?????’s actions ban-worthy. We’re all willing to extend some latitude for reasonable non-baseball-centric conversation from time to time, but you can’t have a conversation with a shouting lunatic who speaks in inaccurate hyperbole.

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

                  You’re good money, Bob. Told you that already.

                • Bob Stone

                  Thanks – Same back.

              • Greg G.

                I dunno…Bob here has always struck me as shockingly ignorant.

                • Bob Stone

                  One out of two ain’t bad.

    • Will

      Dude, your youtube video was messed up:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....r_embedded

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

      WAKE UP SHEEPLE!!!!!

      • ?????

        That’s right bro, right!

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

          I’m not agreeing with you. I’m mocking you for being an alarmist dumbass.

          • Greg G.

            TSJC, now would be a really good time to look under your mattress.

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

              That’s why I like you, Greg: You’re an idea man.

              • Greg G.

                Problem -> Solution

    • DreDog

      What if “cat” spelled “dog”?

  • Salty Buggah

    A bit late but….WIN!!!!

  • Will

    Hm, apparently the out-of-market blackout for YES on FIOS applies to postgame too? Dang.

    • Bob Stone

      They started the postgame a few minutes late. Try again. I’m getting it on Comcast.

      • Will

        Hm, but not in HD for me. Weird. I’ll stick with MLBN. Harold Reynolds is giving Cano some love.

  • aj

    Arreola-Klitschko tomorrow, big heavyweight title bout, make sure to check it out.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      Take the Arreola moneyline. It will be worth it.

    • Steve H

      I’d watch, but the outcome has been predetermined.

      It’s ALL controlled by the government!!!

  • Quikksand

    yankees win baby

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

    Sorry about that gents. Our friend has been banished to the most fascist regions of TEH BANHAMMAH!!!

    • Greg G.

      Great, now go find a healthier picture of The Babe. :-)

    • Steve H

      Uh oh. I’m sure the FBI will be at your door in minutes.

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

        YOUR UNDER THEIR JURISDICITON!!!!!!1!!!

    • Jack

      AXISA SMASH!

    • Bob Stone

      Thank you . . . you fascist . . . LOL.

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

      I’m pretty sure that was Axlevelli, actually.

      • Bob Stone

        I’m not surprised.

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

        I was afraid you were going to say that.

        That kid needs help. Seriously.

        • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

          It wasn’t him.

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

            Hmmm… Return offender, or a new one?

            • Jack

              I believe he said he was No Halladay at some point in his mindless gibberish.

      • Greg G.

        SPIKE

        “Finally, the Decepticons have been defeated.”

        GEEKY KID IN WHEELCHAIR

        “Oh, no, they’ll be back. I just know it.”

        [cut to closeup of MEGATRON’s eyes opening]

        MEGATRON

        “I will have revenge!”

        [end SCENE]

    • Dela G

      thanks my brotha

    • Jack
  • Keanu Reeves

    A little off topic here:

    ESPN, as most of you probably now, has designed web sites specific to cities. The first was Chicago, the next to come was Boston.

    I just saw an ad for ESPN Dallas.

    There’s an ESPN Dallas before there is an ESPN New York?

    Fail.

    • Bob Stone

      Someone gsve a very good explanation here on this blog as to why NY and LA weren’t first. I forget the reason but if you really want to know, I’m sure you could search out the answer on this site or maybe someone will provide the link.

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

        The reason was basically “The Boston web media market is collapsing and this is prime time to pounce”.

        But it’s still BS. Even if you had a prime opportunity to roll out in Boston, and even if you somehow had similar golden opportunities in Chicago and Dallas, there’s no reason to have NOT rolled out in NY and LA by now. Those markets are large enough that there’s no need to wait for a prime oppportunity; every day is a prime opportunity.

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

      Actually, the whole ESPN.com/InsertCityHere thing doesn’t even bug me as much as the way the Worldwide Leader has been whoring themselves out to recording artists trying to push albums recently.

      Like, is SportsCenter now called “The Black Eyed Peas and the Dave Matthews Band present SportsCenter?”

      Why am I getting full musical interludes in and out of every commercial break? Why is Snoop Dogg co-hosting segments? What the hell kind of pimp-game is Sony BMI running here?

      • Bob Stone

        Or having the “Let’s Get Ready to Rumble” fight announcer on for promos. Ridiculous. Some of their promos are amusing like the Hip, Hip, Jorge ad.

      • Keanu Reeves

        Agreed. Those fascists.

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

          SOYLENT GREEN IS PEOPLE!!!

          • DreDog

            ATTICA!!!!
            ATTICA!!!!

            • Greg G.

              I MAD AS HELL, AND I’M NOT GOING TO TAKE IT ANYMORE!

        • Bob Stone

          Bring on Roller Ball.

    • Dela G

      espn new york comes out in jan 2010

  • Bob Stone

    What a great win. I thought going into this game that it was far more important to get a decent to good outing from Joba than to get this win. To get both . . . the good outing and the win is a huge bonus.

  • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi aka ?????

    Haha fooled you all.

    • Bob Stone

      You said the same thing about AG. You vicariously want to be these guys. Or, you’re just trying to get a rise out of us all.

      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Dammit Bob Stone. Nothing gets by you.

        • Bob Stone

          Not unless it’s faster than Matsui.

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            I’m not even sure I get it but I’m laughing anyway.

    • Jack

      Et tu, Pussymangler?

      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        It’s Pussypilot, thank you very much.

        • Jack

          My sincerest apologies.

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

            No problem.

            Now, stay on the line for five minutes while I eat this sub.

            • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

              If the Yanks win the next couple of games… Steaks and blowjobs for everyone. (On Pawlikowski.)

              • Jack

                Blowjobs on Pawlikowski? That doesn’t sound fun at all.

                • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

                  So long as it’s not from you guys, blowjobs on me sounds great.

                • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  That’s not what your mom said.

                  http://www.hiyoooo.com/

                • Jack

                  My mom’s in a coma.

                • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Yeah? Well, I had sex with your… Ah f*ck, you’ve painted me into a corner. Next time, Jack. Next time.

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            It’s cool, The Dude abides.

  • http://martelli.mlblogs.com/melky%20c.jpg Drew

    I see yesmichaelkay is back.

    My favorite of the night.
    “Hey fans! I don’t want to take a stolen base away from A-Rod, but here’s two minutes of me saying why A-Rod shouldn’t have a stolen base.”

    • wilcymoore

      That was more like five minutes.

  • Steve H

    On NESN they just did a montage of all of the steals tonight to the song, “It keeps you running”. Great stuff

    The Angels will be running all over the place.

    • Bob Stone

      I hope they don’t run too much. Iwant to see the Yanks beat the BoSox in the ALCS.

  • Greg G.

    Just realized that tomorrow’s game is on FOX. Phooey.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Joseph Pawlikowski

      Yes, but that allows for much, much more tailgating.

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

    ESPN headline:

    “Expect The Unexpected”

    Yeah, because there was no way to predict this. No chance in hell that the Yankees could beat the Red Sox. None. They have no weaknesses, and we’re a walking enigma. Million-to-one longshot.

    It’s like Seabiscuit v. War Admiral. Buster Douglas v. Mike Tyson. Hickory High v. South Bend Central. This is the most shocking development in human history. Nothing is safe anymore. Sun may not come up tomorrow. Space-time continuum is in jeopardy.

    • keith

      Holy shit. I thought you were kidding.

      • Bob Stone

        I hope we don’t get shifted into sidereal time.

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

        The truth is sometimes more pathetically disgusting than fiction.

    • Keanu Reeves

      I was going to post this, but at this point, I expect this from ESPN.

      Good thing the Yanks got to their MIDDLE RELIEF tonight!!

    • Jack

      It’s like Seabiscuit v. War Admiral. Buster Douglas v. Mike Tyson. Hickory High v. South Bend Central. USA v. USSR. This is the most shocking development in human history. Nothing is safe anymore. Sun may not come up tomorrow. Space-time continuum is in jeopardy.

      You missed one.

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

        Basil Exposition: Austin, the Cold War is over.
        Austin Powers: Finally those capitalist pigs will pay for their crimes, eh? Eh comrades? Eh?
        Basil Exposition: Austin… we won.
        Austin Powers: Oh, smashing, groovy, yay capitalism!

    • Bob Stone

      At least the sub head was “Yankees batter Red Sox / Lester leaves hurt”. Quite a bit of restraint for ESPN.

  • Sweet Dick Willie

    From the Sons of Sam Horn game thread:

    There once was a man named Varitek
    who could catch and throw to great effect.
    But then he got old,
    and covered with mold.
    Now he can’t get no respect.

    • Bob Stone

      Perfect. He should really retire. It’s time.

    • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      Gotta be tough to watch the “heart” of your team drop off a cliff like he has. Not that I feel bad for him or for them or anything. But still. Yikes.

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

        Yeah, watching Varitek disintegrate must have been painful to watch… two years ago.

        • Bob Stone

          Exactly.

      • Sweet Dick Willie

        Yeah, I don’t care. Him, Ortiz and Papsmear are my least favorite Sux.

        I wouldn’t think the Sux pick up his option ($5 mil), but he also has a player option for $3 mil. If he exercises it, do the Sux just DFA him?

    • Bob Stone

      I thought at the beginning of the season he might be better than 2008 since he had put the Hazel Me, Heidi Watney dalliances resulting in divorce behind him. But he’s just finished.

      • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

        Nah that was just a fan/media created-narrative because they couldn’t face his decline. He just sucked. Too bad, so sad.

        • Sweet Dick Willie

          Not sad for me.

          Anyone who throws a punch w/ his mask on is just a no class punk. The 2 Ks and DP tonight were sweet.

          • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

            (Just to clarify, the “too bad, so sad” part was meant as sarcasm.)

        • Bob Stone

          I lived in the Boston area at the time, read both papers and listened to WEEI Sports Radio and it wasn’t much publicized until well into the divorce, and then not really very much in the papers or on WEEI. It was kind of a sub-terranean story. MSM kind shied away from it, even during the protracted contract negotiations.

  • Bob Stone

    I love Jeter but he has to be the most boring sound bite ever. He is the master of cliches. He’s memorized millions of them.

  • Bob Stone

    Boston Herald Headline ” Yankees, ARod bruise Lester and Red Sox”

  • pat

    lohud and rab again have the same picture

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

      I still want my Lou Gehrig picture embedded in the game thread, for ol’ times sake. Come on, Axisa. The man DIED FOR YANKEE GLORY!

      • thurdonpaul

        tsjc, i said that too a couple of threads ago ,i wanted to see lou, and derek also tomorrow, even if it was just in little pics, you have a-lot of pull around here, try twisting some arms :)

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

          Otter: You guys up for a toga party?
          Bluto: TOGA! TOGA!
          Otter: Ah, I think they like the idea, Hoov.