Game 156: Battle of the B lineups

Robinson Cano doesn't like it when you call him lazy
Game 156 Spillover Thread

Today’s Dan Shaughnessy column isn’t worth a link. In essence he writes off these Sox losses as the team putting on the brakes, and the Yankees still going full bore. Whatever that means. Both teams know their places by this point. They’re both playing most of their regulars. The Yankees won the first two games. Deal with it, Boston.

The Yanks would reach a couple of milestones if they win. First would be clinching the AL East. That would be especially sweet in light of the Red Sox recent comments that they’d celebrate clinching a playoff spot in the Yankee Stadium visitor’s locker room. That’s now an impossibility, as Texas has won their past two. They would also even the season series with the Sox at 9-9 after losing the first eight.

If the Yankes win I’ll have just one question. Where would I go to read all the articles declaring that the Sox can’t beat the Yanks?

Paul Byrd takes the mound for the Sox today. Signed in August and called up just before rosters expanded, Byrd has been nothing besides a fill-in fifth starter — kind of like Chad Gaudin and Sergio Mitre. Byrd has actually done a pretty good Mitre impression, rarely finishing the sixth and usually allowing a few runs along the way. The Royals destroyed him in his last start, pushing his ERA above 6.00.

For the Yanks it will be Andy Pettitte, making his second to last start of the season. After battling shoulder fatigue earlier this month, Andy came back with a strong start against Anaheim last Monday. He’ll get two more starts, both on long rest, to stay in his rhythm. Chances are he’ll be starting on seven days’ rest in Game 3 of the ALDS.

Jorge and his neck get another day off as the Yanks trot out a B lineup. It’s raining, but the word as of 12:38 is that they’re going to start on time. Tarp is off. Feel free to comment on the two football games as well. The remote’s going to get a decent workout today.

1. Derek Jeter, SS
2. Brett Gardner, CF
3. Mark Teixeira, 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez, 3B
5. Hideki Matsui, DH
6. Nick Swisher, RF
7. Robinson Cano, 2B
8. Melky Cabrera, LF
9. Jose Molina, C

And on the mound, number forty-six, Andy Pettitte.

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Robinson Cano doesn't like it when you call him lazy
Game 156 Spillover Thread
  • The Evil Empire

    Let’s pop champagne!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

    http://msn.foxsports.com/video.....40bb077c8b

    Very bipolar of him…

    Anyways Yankees are resting as they have been doing, can’t wait when they sweep that we’ll hear all these articles saying how the Red Sox were taking it easy.

    • JMK

      You know how your parents used to tell you that you’d go blind if you watched too much TV? It’s true if you only watch Ken Rosenthal.

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

    Damn, tarp’s back on the field.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

      Cool so I can start the Giants game.

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        Buccaneers will own the Giants…..

        in 2002.

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

          Heh.

          • Andy In Sunny Daytona

            Raheem Morris may be the most questionable hiring of an NFL coach ever.

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

              Two words: Rich Kotite.

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

              Oh, and Raheem Morris doesn’t even look like the worst rookie HC hiring of the past offseason. That would be Todd Haley in KC.

              He looks just as lost as Morris, but he’s also clinically insane, bitching out his own troops on the sidelines on a constant basis. Raheem Morris still has the trust of his locker room, more or less. The Chiefs players already hate their head coach, and we’re not even to October yet.

            • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

              Josh McDaniels says hello.

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

                McDaniels looks like a supergenius compared to Morris and Haley.

                • Mike Pop

                  and at least he wasn’t going to cut B-Marsh.

                • Andy In Sunny Daytona

                  Haley at least is showing some passion. Morris just looks clueless. He looks like he should be at best a second year defensive back coach……wait a sec.

                • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

                  We will see. Depends on what kind of career Jay Cutler has. His whole handling of the situation was atrocious.

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

    And the print media industry is wondering why it’s dying. Two words, print media people: quality control. If you publish columns like Shaughnessy’s, readers will go elsewhere for their baseball news/opinion. We’re not beholden to the Shaughnessys of the world anymore, the marketplace is competitive and the print media industry has to change with the times.

    • JMK

      There are some funny parallels between the failings of the porn industry and the print media industry. Seriously. This does sadden me, though (journalism degree).

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

        Yeah but don’t worry… Soon enough you’ll be a lawyer, and that’s a recession-proof industry.

        ::makes wanking motion with hand::

        • JMK

          You’ve finished law school, right Mondesi? Much of the reading I’ve done of late tells me things are dicey in the legal profession. This is the reason I figured I’d work (my job is terrible, though) and ride out the economy a bit. Hopefully the crushing cost of law school doesn’t slice me in half when I get out and the only jobs available are in the public sector (as they seem to be now). Have you found things to be tricky?

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

            Yeah things are pretty dicey and have been for a while, but it’s bad everywhere so it’s not like the legal profession is the only industry that’s feeling it. A lot of the big firms over-expanded so there’s a correction going on, and the capital markets and real estate problems haven’t helped matters obviously.

            The decision whether to go to grad school or not is very interesting right now. On one hand, I think it’s probably pretty great to not be in the workforce while we’re in such a lull and to get school taken care of during that time, but on the other hand, it’s definitely tough and somewhat risky to leave a decent job right now. Ms. Mondesi is wrestling with the same question right now, so I hear you.

            • JMK

              Gotcha. There were articles in the Times about the overextension, and students can’t find clerkships or internships anywhere. Scary. I’m also revising my school choices. Originally, they were some of the more expensive “name” schools, but at this point, I simply don’t see the value. I’m now looking more into Rutgers (local, state school), SUNYB or a joint-program at Hunter and Brooklyn Law. I’m hoping things are more cleared up by this time next year when I start (I’m saving tons of money working in the city, and living at home. Even though it makes my life pretty miserable, it’s temporary).

              What is Ms. Mondesi looking at right now?

              • Jack

                What is Ms. Mondesi looking at right now?

                http://pictopia.com/perl/get_i....._id=381549

                • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
                • http://www.newyorkjets.com/image_assets/8997/052109_coach_rex_ryan_presser_320.jpg The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

                  Ha… With longing in her eyes, brother.

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

                  TSJC – I’m going to assume that comment was directed at Mr., and not Ms., Mondesi. If I am mistaken in making that assumption, then, sir, I demand satisfaction.

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

                  You misinterpret me.

                  Mrs. Mondesi is looking at WeightWatchers.com because she’s tired of you being a big sloppy fat-ass, and wants you to go on a diet so you can look like the man she fell in love with.

                  You’ve let yourself go.

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

                  Yeah that was what I thought, but it could have been taken to mean she was looking at weightwatchers.com for herself. But if it’s about me being fat and sloppy then we’re cool.

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

                Oh yeah, the internship/summer associate programs are a wasteland right now. On the bright side, that won’t become too big an issue for you until the summer between your second and third years of law school, so at least there’s some time for the market to rebound a bit before you have to be in that market.

                The little lady is applying to MBA programs. I think there probably aren’t too many people who decide to go to law school after living with a lawyer for a while.

                • JMK

                  Gotcha. Best of luck to her!

      • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

        Thank god we will need tires for a long time.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          I’m aroused

          /JMK’d

    • Accent Shallow

      Newspapers survive on clicks, so they almost have to publish stuff like this.

  • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

    What’s the deal with Pete Abe’s successor? I’m assuming its Sam Borden?!?!

    Yes, no maybe?

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

      I think Borden’s covering the rest of the season, then someone else will take over permanently.

      • JMK

        Hypothetical question, Mike. If offered the job, would you take it?

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

          If it paid me more than my current job, yes.

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    I’m hoping Andy comes back strong after missing a few starts because of shoulder fatigue.

    /Kruk’s revisionism’d

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

      Perhaps I shouldn’t have had that third burrito this morning.

      /Kruk’s revisionism’d

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

        Milk was a bad choice.

        /Burgundy’s revisionism’d

        (Ok, I’m done now.)

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

      It was just a start or two, but who’s counting. No weaknesses!

  • Januz

    That column was so pathetic, the only good thing that can be done with it, is to use it to line the cat box (Even Red Sox fans had major objections with it (Such as pointing out the fact Gerardi rested his regulars in key ganes, such as game 3 in Anaheim))). I had always respected the Globe, because they never drank the Kool-Aid put out by “The Boy Genius” Epstein, and the rest of the Sox heirarchy, over stuff like the pursuit of Teixeira, the second to none Sox farm system (Including the next Albert Pujois, Lars Anderson), the future CY Young winner, John Smoltz, and all the rest. This is the kind of garbage I would have expected out of John Kruk and ESPN.
    That respect, is now over. This kind of yellow journalism (Coupled with the hiring of Benedict Arnold (aka Peter Abraham)), puts them in the same boat as ESPN. Come to think of it, since the Globe is up for sale, maybe Disney (ESPN’s corporate owner), should buy it, then Shaughnessy can join Gammons and Ryan on ESPN, and Gammons can go back to writting for the Globe?

    • JMK

      I’d hate to rain on the parade, but despite how poor an article it is, it isn’t yellow journalism.

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

    J!

    E!

    T!

    S!

    JETS!

    JETS!

    JETS!

  • JMK

    Aren’t we lucky to get Phillips and Morgan on this beautiful, sunny day?

    • ClayBuchholzLovesLaptops

      That’s what I just thought, too.

  • ds

    It really isn’t a B lineup for the Yanks; it’s more an A-. Why don’t they give Jeter and/or A-rod the day off the field; I’m sure they could use it.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

      A-Rod had a day off then the off day so he’s alright.

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

    Those old Oiler unis are Mo awful.

    • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

      The old Titan unis are any better?

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

        I like them both.

        I’m actually excited for the Titans road whites. They look beautiful.

        http://www.jetsshop.com/jets/i.....nner09.jpg

        • Mike Pop

          Those are fresh.

    • Accent Shallow

      They should wear Oiler unis for the rest of the year for McNair

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

    I’m curious how other Jets fans feel about the throwback (NY Titans) unis. I don’t like when the Jets wear them, I think it’s weird to wear a completely different color scheme.

    Jets throwback (NY Titans) uniforms: Yay or Nay?

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

      I like them.

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

      Gigantic Yay. Love ‘em.

    • Bob Stone

      Big NYET. Hate’em.

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

        I’m with you, but I don’t hate ‘em. I actually think they’re really nice uniforms. I just think it’s weird to watch the Jets play in blue and gold uniforms.

        • Bob Stone

          +1. Exactly. Today we have Titans dressed as Oilers and Jets dressed as Titans. Ridiculous. It would be one thing if there was interesting heritage under the same names, or at least the same color scheme, to see throw back unis, but this is just poor.

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

            It would be one thing if there was interesting heritage under the same names…

            There IS interesting heritage. It’s called “The 50th Anniversary of the AFL.”

            This is not poor, this is a well planned and executed homage to history.

  • Luthien

    Of course FOX would show some lame Kevin Costner movie where I am instead of the Giants game. :(

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

    After two games and three plays of the third game, it’s already official:

    Mark Sanchez is the best Jet quarterback of my lifetime. Hands down. No questions about it.

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

      (Somewhere a solitary tear rolls down Browning Nagle’s cheek.)

    • Accent Shallow

      Well, even if you’re old enough to remember the inception of the franchise, it’s not exactly an illustrious list.

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

        Touché.

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

      +6

    • Tom Zig

      Not Chad Pennington?

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

        This is a joke, right?

        • Tom Zig

          I’m just yanking your chain

    • Dela G

      Now TSJC, i love Sanchez too, but lets see if he can outdo what pennington did. Pennington wasn’t the best QB in the league, but man he actually did a good job for all that was asked of him, no?

      I love sanchez, but let’s see how this all pans out

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

        Chad Pennington sucked donkey balls.

        • Dela G

          you know what?

          you’re right

          I LOVE SANCHEZ!!!!

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

    MARK SANCHEZ IS A GOLDEN GOD.

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

      +6

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

    Considering where they are in the season, it would have been fun to see Yanks v. Greinke but, alas, it is not to be.

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    In Sanchez we trust.

  • JobaJr

    I live in Mass so I was able to read his column hardcover this morning. What a joke he is. Keep picking fights with more players Dan, it sure is working for you.

    • Bob Stone

      His columns regarding Schilling got so bad they were a joke.

  • Mike Pop

    Damn, Jets bout to blow them out.

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

    Wow, go Jets.

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

      (passes out bayonets)

  • Andy In Sunny Daytona

    Tampa looks as strong as iron……………iron that’s been submerged in sea water for 75 years.

    Badumpbump.

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

    TRICKERATION!!!!!!

  • Bob Stone

    Joe writes:

    “The Yanks would reach a couple of milestones if they win. First would be clinching the AL East. That would be especially sweet in light of the Red Sox recent comments that they’d celebrate clinching a playoff spot in the Yankee Stadium visitor’s locker room. That’s now an impossibility, as Texas has won their past two. They would also even the season series with the Sox at 9-9 after losing the first eight.”

    Another milestone is first season at 100 wins or more since 2004. Oh wait . . . 2004? . . . maybe that’s why he didn’t mention it.

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

      Two-thousand-what? I don’t know what you’re talking about. It was the tenth anniversary of the 1994 strike, so they didn’t play baseball in 2004.

      • Bob Stone

        +27.

  • Mike Pop

    Heh, faked ‘em out.

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

    Mark Sanchez is a god.

  • Dela G

    TOUCHDOWN JETS!!!
    14-0!!

    tHEY HAD ME FAKED!

  • Tom Zig

    I want a walk off win today.

    any one of these three:

    Daniel Bard
    Billy Wagner (just so we can dig at Sox fans and Mets fans at the same time)
    Jonathan Papelbon

    • Mike Pop

      I’ll take a 14-0 bashing that the Yankees win.

  • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

    Sanchez has a chance to take this city the way Jeter has. OK, the beer is kicking in and I need a slap but he can be huuuuuge.

  • http://www.homeruncards.com/imagesrc/melky-cabrera.jpg Drew

    I’m conflicted. Mike Vick has been my favorite player for about ten years. Now he’s on the fucking eagles..

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona

      8 years.

      • Mouch “Half Man Half Couch”

        I thought the whole Vick thing was quite ironic. You had a mutt killing mutts. He is a piece of garbage.

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

          (raises eyebrows, backs away slowly)

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

          Oh hey, everyone, Jesus Christ is here!

          • Dela G

            LETS ALL SIP SOME JESUS JUICE!!

        • http://www.twitter.com/shaked RichYF

          Oh, no! Oh, no! Oh, NO! ::BOOM:: Oh yeah!!!!

      • http://www.homeruncards.com/imagesrc/melky-cabrera.jpg Drew

        Just because he he couldn’t play doesn’t mean wasn’t a favorite player of mine. Either way.. 8 yrs, 10 yrs, not that much of a difference.

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Just kidding with ya Drew. I always thought it was crazy that he went to jail for two years. Mike Vick, plumber, does 2 months max.

          • Mike Pop

            Plax getting 2 years seemed a little harsh too.

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

              Plax got two years because he was dumb enough to choose to break the one law that NYC politicians decided to prosecute super-aggressively for symbolic reasons.

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

            I doubt that.

            Mike Vick, Plumber probably only gets state charges and not federal charges, because Mike Vick, Plumber, doesn’t have the cash to turn his small dogfighting gig into a multi-state, profitable criminal enterprise.

            • http://www.homeruncards.com/imagesrc/melky-cabrera.jpg Drew

              Yeah I think Vick got some extra time for the tax evasion shit.

            • Andy In Sunny Daytona

              Michael Vick was not a big time dog fighter. I, sadly, know a big time dogfighter, and he said Michael Vick was very small time. Michael Vick was a big name in a seedy industry, that’s it.
              And the guy I know, is not exactly Michael Vick rich. He has sold a lot of dogs to a lot of famous people.

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

                Okay, fair enough. I’ll accept your insider information. I just think (from my outside spectator position) that Vick’s sentence was like 25% for dogfighting and 75% for profiting from dogfighting as a criminal, multi-state conspiracy. I could be wrong, though.

              • JMK

                Martell Webster FTW. Oh, you said famous? Feel free to substitute his name for anyone in the Jail Blazer era.

                • Andy In Sunny Daytona

                  How about,Troy McClure? You may remember him from such nature films as “Earwigs: Eww!” and “Man vs. Nature: The Road to Victory.”

                  Seriously though, a lot of big time athletes.

  • Dela G

    The Jets Defense is PUMPED!!!

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

    Ooooooh, girls in short skirts and boots…

    • Dela G

      who loves short shorts… DELA G loves short shorts…

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

    Anyone see that Macy’s commercial with all the celebrities setting up a make shift dinner table? Jessica Simpson is asked to pass the rolls, and she throws in away, and then says , “you could’ve had that.” Is that a shot at Tony Romo, i think so.

    • Dela G

      haha she looks like a blimp though, so i think he came out ok (thats what she said…)

  • AndrewYF

    Interception! Go Giants!

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

      Gi-ants?

      (Dude, you know the Jets game is on, right?)

      • AndrewYF

        Pfft, Jets.

        I would love a Giants/Jets superbowl, though. So I’m rooting for them as well.

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

          Totally, I’m with you on that one. Dare to dream.

          • Sweet Dick Willie

            Semi-Tough, baby!

            Just a laugh out loud novel.

  • Dela G

    damn that punt was soooooooo close to being blocked…

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

    I find it weird that they still are showing Billy Mays infomercials. They keep coming out with new ones. It’s like he’s fucking Tupac.

  • Joebrah

    So, what’s it looking like outside?

    Is this game gonna be starting soon? I wanna be the asshole at the bar that gets one of the football games changed to this game….

    in Arizona…

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

      They say 25 minutes.

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

    That was foolish, Kerry Collins.

    There are no receptions made on Revis Island.

  • Dela G

    damn this jets defense is incredibe

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

    Darrelle Revis is amazing. What a play.

  • AndrewYF

    Zombieland looks like a lot of fun.

  • JMK

    Do people generally become fans of the Giants or Jets based on their parents’ allegiances? To me, it seems to have geographic distinctions. Correct me if I’m wrong:

    North/Central Jersey=Giants
    Manhattan=Giants
    Brooklyn=Giants
    Orange County=Giants
    Long Island=Jets
    Staten Island=Jets
    Queens=Jets
    Westchester=Jets
    Rockland=Jets

    I have no idea about the Bronx and I have no empirical data to back any of this up. Let me know what you think, guys.

    • Dela G

      i’m from queens and i am a jets fan!

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

      FWIW, from the Bronx, I’m about the only Jets fan in my family. All Giants fans but me.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

      North Jersey and I am a Giants fan. But my dad is a Giants fan too.

    • AndrewYF

      Why does everyone forget about upstate NY? My brother likes the Giants, and I followed suit.

      • JMK

        Upstate is like the South, except you don’t have deep-fried Coca Cola (or call all soda “coke”, for what it’s worth), the funny accents or as much racism. Kind of a forgetful place. No offense.

        • AndrewYF

          :(

          The Hudson River Valley is one of the most beautiful places in the country.

          • JMK

            Very true. My father used to live in Wappinger’s Falls. Gorgeous place. Weird people. The further north you go, the weirder it gets. Michie Stadium is one of the best places to check out a football game. Again, gorgeous place.

            • AndrewYF

              Upstate NY is politically conservative, contains a lot of farmland and is rather hickish, but I don’t think it’s like the South at all. At least the Hudson Valley area. I can’t speak for Western NY (Syracuse, Binghamton, Buffalo), which in my mind is a completely different region.

            • Mike Pop

              I’m from Poughkeepsie baby!

              • AndrewYF

                I think Poughkeepsie is the start of the ‘Upstate’ portion of NY. Westchester has become a suburb of NYC.

        • Accent Shallow

          Depends where you’re talking about, I suppose. Shit, to some people, Yonkers and Westchester are “upstate”.

    • LiveFromNewYork

      I think the Bronx is more split than you’d think. Queens is definitely Mets/Jets. In response Bronx tends to be Yankees/Giants. But I suspect plenty of Jets fans in the Bronx.

    • http://ibleedblueandwhite.com Jamie

      Fairfield County, CT –> GMEN

      • JMK

        Forgot Connecticut. Thanks. My theory seems to be holding true, so far.

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

      I have the all-too-common Brooklyn/Connecticut combo, and my dad’s a Giants fan (I’m clearly a Jets fan), but he doesn’t dislike the Jets.

      So… I add nothing to this conversation. You’re welcome.

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

        FWIW, I always felt that my town in SW CT was Giants territory.

    • Sam P.

      Grew up in Syracuse – my whole family is made up of Giants fans, so I am too. My Uncle still lives in Scranton and he’s a huge fan too.

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

      I’d say that the Giants are like the Yankees in two important ways: Their history is longer and it’s more successful (more titles), so they have the ability to pick off fans in areas that you’d geographically expect to be Mets or Jets areas.

      JMHO.

      • Sam P.

        I very much agree with you on that one. Also, growing up in Syracuse, I don’t really remember any Jets fans at all. If you didn’t like the Bills, you liked the Giants.

        There were some Mets fans, but the Yanks dominated the sports headlines. Having such a long history plays a huge part I’m sure.

  • Dela G

    sanchez, let’s not get hasty here with those risky throws

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

    I just caught the tail-end of Gammons on The Worldwide Leader talking about how Girardi has been keeping CC well-rested this season and how he’s not going to be gassed when the playoffs start, like he has been in the past.

    Think Gammons read Shaughnessy’s column this morning?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

      Probably but at least Gammons isn’t a full homer.

  • sal

    Can anyone answer this

    Lets say this game is rained out and the sox’s win all the game and the yankees drop all the game. So the sox’s are 1 game back with one to play.

    Do they play that game ?
    If they play that game do the yankees start CC
    and the sox’s stat Lester?

    I know this isn’t going to happen, but its something to think about

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

      Yes, if he lines up for it, if he lines up for it.

      There’s zero chance that scenario plays out though.

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

      If the Yankees and Red Sox have both clinched playoff spots, they wouldn’t make the game up just to determine who wins the division and who is the wildcard, they’d just use tiebreakers. And the Yankees one game lead would be that tiebreaker.

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

        But home field advantage would be on the line, wouldn’t they play it?

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

          No, I’m pretty sure that playoff seeding and home field advantage are things that they only use tiebreakers to determine. They only play makeup games on the Monday after the official end of the regular season if there are still teams who can either make or miss the playoffs based on the outcome of that final game.

          • AndrewYF

            So that would mean a rainout today would clinch the division?

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

              Yes. A rainout today would serve as both a Yankee win and a Red Sox loss, for magic number purposes, because it would eliminate a game on both teams schedules, meaning the Sox can’t possibly tie us at the end of the season.

      • sal

        Thats what I though, but wasn’t 100% sure. So a rain out will clinch it. I’m sure this wouldn’t be the ending of the race we all looked foward too.

      • Pasqua

        They wouldn’t have a one game playoff to determine division winner, but I’m pretty sure they would play the 162nd game to determine it. I think they only eliminate reg. seasons games when they have no bearing on playoff standings. That game, in that scenario, would.

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

          No, that’s not correct.

          First of all, they’d only have a one-game playoff if we were TIED for the division lead, not if the Sox had an OPPORTUNITY to tie. If this game is rained out, and we lose all the rest of our games and Boston wins all the rest of theirs, we’d be 99-62 and the Sox would be 98-63. They wouldn’t make that game up, we’d just win the division outright. They’d only have to play the game if:

          A) we were tied at 99-62 or 98-63 AND
          B) the winner of the division makes the playoffs and the loser does not. Since the Yankees or Red Sox would be either the ALE champ or the WC, they’d just use tiebreakers and not play the game.

          • sal

            So as I understand, the yankess could have called off the game based on the rain and weather report and clinched today. I believe once it hits game time its up to the umps.

          • Pasqua

            But WAIT! If the Red Sox were to win this last game (in the established scenario) they would win the season series, the division as a result, and they would then have home-field advantage. So, the game would have meaning / change the “playoff picture”…and therefore be played.

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

              Again, they don’t make up games on Monday that have seeding implications or HFA implications.

              They only play on Monday to determine if you’re in the playoffs or out of the playoffs. They wouldn’t make this game up if it was rained out.

              • Pasqua

                I’ll take that as true, but then it begs the question: how is that fair? If the game is washed away, the Yankees have clinched without actually clinching. Something seems very wrong with that (though the fan in me wouldn’t complain).

              • sal

                so lets say they played that game would you start CC ? after all it means home feild all the way to the WS

                now that we know the game will be played and that they wouldn’t play the game

          • Jack

            they’d just use tiebreakers and not play the game.

            Stupid nerds and their spreadsheets. THE GAME IS PLAYED ON THE FIELD.

            /Murry Chass and those of his ilk’d.

  • Dela G

    ugh, that sucked sanchez

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

    Can someone please tell Jeff Fisher that “throwback uniform day” doesn’t mean he has to dress like he’s 12 years old? Good grief that’s an embarrassing shirt.

    • Dela G

      dude i love that shirt

      i have a couple earl campbell jerseys from back in the day too :)

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

        “Back in the day” of Earl Campbell was before you were born, wasn’t it? lol

        • Dela G

          haha yeah, i was born in 87, but i moved to houston in 2002 so i had to rep the ol powder blues

        • Andy In Sunny Daytona

          Earl Campbell was the man. Skoal Brother.

  • Dela G

    cmon jets D, you gotta clamp down there

    clamp down big here

  • Dela G

    Damn it

    touchdown titans

    scott almost had him

  • Dela G

    hey the yankees game might be starting!

    • Dela G

      never mind

      • Andy In Sunny Daytona

        2:05

  • whozat

    Hey, it’s the Danimal starting for the Pirates against the Dodgers!

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

    Jesus H. Montero, the Kansas City Chiefs suck.

  • Dela G

    Oh my Mo, the jets D needs to get to collins again

  • Dela G

    the game is about to start!

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

    Revis almost had that one.

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

    Yanks game is starting.

  • Dela G

    Great 4th down stop by the JETS!

  • Dela G

    i know ortiz is 2-4 against andy P, but why not have vmart in when he is actually hitting?

    • whozat

      Because they NEED Jason Varitek!!!!!!

      • JGS

        heh

        at least our “Captain Intangibles” has value beyond said intangibles

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

      He’s caught three of the last four games. And Shaughnessy tells me the Red Sox aren’t trying to win anyway.

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

    Hopefully they get four and a half innings in and call this one a game.

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

    Taco Bellsbury!

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

    Gardner > Ellsbury

  • Dela G

    i looooove jon miller’s voice

    i could hear him call any sport, any day

    • whozat

      Really? I hate his inane nonsense.

      • Dela G

        lol but his voice is built for radio

        i would kill for a voice like that

      • JGS

        hence why it’s such a waste of a good voice. I feel the same way about John Sterling

        • JMK

          Totally agree.

  • whozat

    No, Joe…actually, Lester is supposed to start the first game.

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

    PUSSYTUBING!!!!!!!

  • Dela G

    INTERCEPTION!!

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

    That was the ol’ unintentional intentional walk to Youk.

  • Dela G

    boy this is one tough ass ump

    does not give that K at the knees

  • whozat

    Well, Andy looks like shit so far.

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

    Come on Andy, knock it off.

  • Dela G

    cmon andy… really?

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

    Molina, catch the fucking ball.

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

      I thought only Posada allowed passed balls?

      • Jack

        OH SHIT HE’S CONTAGIOUS!

  • Dela G

    its so odd, give him the damn bottom of the K zone u buffoon ump

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

    MOTHER#$&%#%$##%%

  • whozat

    *sigh*

  • Accent Shallow

    I really do not like Mike Lowell.

  • Dela G

    DAMN IT!

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    As Mo as my witness, I hate ESPN games more than anything.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Injury Delay on gameday. What happened??

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

      Ground ball to Pettitte. He’s looks fine though.

    • Dela G

      mike lowell lined a ball off of pettitte’s foot

      andy is ok

  • http://Russ Russ

    Talk about a small strike zone…

  • Jersey

    So applying the same definition of “looking good” to Andy today as Dice yesterday, Andy is in postseason form wriggling out of jams, right?

  • Dela G

    boy i hope paul byrd gets the same POS strike zone

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

      Doubt it. It’s going to be efing huge.

  • Salty Buggah

    Damnit, I really can’t believe I overslept. Thanks Mo it was delayed a bit though.

    I hope we crush Byrd.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

    Ellsbury does not deserve the GG.

  • Salty Buggah

    “Lined like a bullet!”

    /Sterling’d

    Cmon Gardy, no DP…keep it going. RUN DEREK RUN!

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

    RUN!

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

    Time to run, Jetes.

    • whozat

      Seriously. That was a waste of an AB.

  • Dela G

    jeterian

  • Dela G

    jeter better run like a mad man

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

    That bunt was retarded. It’s Paul friggin’ Byrd and it’s the first inning.

    • whozat

      And he sucks against lefties.

  • Salty Buggah

    Why fuckin bunt! Get a hit. OR steal at least!

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

    Why not have Jeter steal second, then have Gardner bunt him over to third?

    • Jersey

      I was wondering that. Stupid-ass NL managing.

  • Dela G

    i guess the dirt is too slick to steal?

    • whozat

      That’s what Joe is saying. That seems dumb.

  • Salty Buggah

    That was not a strike 2 to Tex on Gameday!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Bring him home A-Rod

  • Salty Buggah

    Cmon Alex, drive him home please.

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

    Alex, don’t mess with me that way.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

    BS strikezone.

  • Dela G

    wow tex is slow

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Well he is a first baseman…

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuck you ump! Stop giving him shitty calls.

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

    Frustrating inning.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    Cy Byrd in postseason form.

  • Salty Buggah

    Fuckin bunt gave em a free out!

    • Accent Shallow

      Yeah. I can see bunting him to third, but to second? Ick.

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

    Good thing they gave up that out.

  • Dela G

    damn a-rod…

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

    That was not productive.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    We’ll get em next inning.

  • Awesomeness

    espn dallas before new york seriously?

    • Dela G

      yep

      can you believe they did chicago and boston and dallas before nyc and LA?

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

      ESPN Omaha will come before NY.

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

      Makes perfect sense to me. NY already gets a ton of play in the existing media outlets.

      I’ve seen a few comments here lately complaining about other cities getting city-specific ESPN websites before NYC, and I can’t understand for the life of me why anyone would care.

      • JMK

        Exactly. The media outlets in both LA and (especially) New York are much tighter and have a ton of coverage already. Think of it from a business standpoint – ESPN is competing with what , Boston.com for online sports supremacy? There’s a huge gap they can fill there. Unfortunately, I know very little about the other markets, but I would assume there’s a void ESPN can certainly capitalize on (Isn’t Tribune Co. dropping, too?), whereas in New York, it seems like a MUCH smaller margin. Besides, ESPN’s coverage (considering their tremendous resources) is garbage. Pass.

  • whozat

    Wow, that was clearly a strike. How can Byrd get those inside calls, but Andy can’t?

  • Salty Buggah

    Sase-hit to Varitek? after being ahead?

    Cmon Andy…quick efficient inning please

    • Salty Buggah

      *base

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

    That 0-2 pitch to Tek was strike 3. This ump has been awful so far.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    By the way, did they officially switch over all the TV programming to “ESPN Boston” too?

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Varitek Single FAIL

  • Dela G

    wow what the fuck was that ump?

  • JMK

    Hey guys, just tuned in to the Yankee game. The Sox have a run. What happened?

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      Microscopic strike zone for Pettitte.

      • 27 this year

        wow, you just summed it all up in 5 words. I just wasted my time.

    • 27 this year

      pettitte got the first two guys out but then loaded the bases on I think a double and two walks and then a shot right at him off his foot knocked in the run.

      • JMK

        Gotcha. Thanks. And thanks to Johan, as well.

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

    Mmmm, sweet candy dp.

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

    Lame.

  • Dela G

    i loves me a DP

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    Pettitte must hate Elisbury with a passion.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ellsbury: unlikeable.

    • Johan Iz My Brohan

      I would like him if he wore any other uniform though.

  • Moshe Mandel

    Question: Was Gardner squaring up to bunt on the first 3 pitches of the AB?

    • Jersey

      Yep!

      • Moshe Mandel

        That’s odd. Girardi pretty much never bunts a guy from 1st to 2nd. All I can think of is that they thought Gardy could beat one out with a slick field and slick ball (sort of like Ellsbury did).

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

      Yes.

    • Salty Buggah

      I think so. I’m listening to Sterling so I dont remember.

  • Accent Shallow

    Was hoping the ump would punch Pedroia.

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    Ha, Cano can do that too, dummy.

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

    No doubt Dustin is crying.

  • Salty Buggah

    Nice! Lot of deflections today.

    OK, offense. Get on base. Steal. Score. (No more stupid bunts)

    • Zack

      no reason to steal in this weather, plus paul byrd is pitching

  • Dela G

    that was very funny to watch, but i’ll take the out

  • JMK

    The logo just said, “ESPN Sunday Night Baseball”. I dont’ have Stonehenge for a wristwatch or anything, but I don’t believe this qualifies as “night”.

    • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

      Maybe it’ll be ‘night’ when the Yankees are spraying champagne all over each other… ;-)

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

      It’s like SNL specials on Thursday night–they don’t call it Thursday Night Live.

  • Salty Buggah

    Byrd will blow up. Im sure.

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

      Spontaneous combustion ftw!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=siYKRL4I3UA JobaWockeeZ

    I hate this ump.

  • Dela G

    this is incredible…

    ITS PAUL EFFING BYRD!!!!!

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

    This ump blows.

    • whozat

      He’s giving byrd pitches off the plate, and not giving pettitte the bottom of the actual strike zone. I’m not asking for low strikes, I’m asking for the bottom of the zone.

  • JMK

    Hit 200.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Cano!

  • Salty Buggah

    200 hits for Robbie!

  • Dela G

    cano with #200!

    great job

  • Salty Buggah

    Now you run?!!!!!!!

  • http://www.workwithpete.com Pete

    WOW, the CAPTAIN IS BACK!!!!!! :P

  • JGS

    I mean, I get that Jason Varitek sucks, but Robbie Cano is a pretty terrible base stealer

  • JMK

    Varitek threw out his first batter this decade. Bad slide.

  • Dela G

    damn cano!

    slide earlier!

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    Varitek is beginning to earn his contract