Game 156 Spillover Thread


Someone remind the Yankees it’s Paul Byrd.

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  1. Salty Buggah says:

    This Ump DOES blow.;sp_type=1

    Andy isnt getting actual strikes while Byrd is getting a lot of outside calls.

  2. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    A-well-a everybody’s heard about the byrd
    B-b-b-byrd, byrd, byrd, b-byrd’s the word

    (except the Yankees…)

  3. Salty Buggah says:

    Cmon Youk, DP

  4. Salty Buggah says:

    Damn these 0-2, 1-2 hits!

  5. UWS says:

    Sometimes you just run into the Paul Byrds of the world and you just got to tip your hat.

  6. Salty Buggah says:

    CMon Andy

  7. Dela G says:

    cmon andy

  8. Riddering says:

    I really hope this doesn’t continue to be a tooth-grinding game.

  9. Mike Axisa says:

    Twice now he’s walked the corpse of David Ortiz.

  10. Dela G says:

    i want to pull my hair out

  11. bonestock94 says:

    I this bad ump thing a real trend the past few weeks, or am I just getting more biased?

  12. Salty Buggah says:

    Seriously Andy…get some command

  13. Joba Rules says:

    What a shit show.

  14. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I will take that run for the DP

  15. Salty Buggah says:

    Damn, its a run but I guess I’ll take a DP. Wanted a K there. No command of the fastball and cutter today for Andy

  16. Dela G says:

    that dp was nice to see

  17. Salty Buggah says:

    finally a K

  18. Joba Rules says:

    For as terrible as he’s been two runs through three innings is awfully surprising.

  19. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    Finally, a favorable call!!

  20. Dela G says:



    Now get paul byrd

  21. JGS says:


  22. Salty Buggah says:

    Finally, a Melky HR! Been a while

  23. JMK says:

    Leche Conquistador!

  24. scooter says:

    I really want to clinch today – but I’ll take Andy getting through the start and finishing strong. He’s got one more start to fine tune things, and get ready for the playoffs.

  25. Dela G says:


  26. Dela G says:

    that wasn’t a short porch HR you idiot joe morgan

  27. JMK says:

    Molina looks like Pete Rose on the base paths.

  28. Tom Zig says:

    Can we maybe run his pitch count up a bit?

  29. Joba Rules says:

    I kinda wish they started Cervelli today.


    This Mouton kid the Titans have is getting KILLED on punt returns.

  31. Salty Buggah says:

    One run, its a start. We’ll get him.

  32. Riddering says:

    Part of me wishes for the Cowboys to have a Mets-like inaugural season.

    The other part really doesn’t give a crap.

  33. Salty Buggah says:

    Remember when Broncos-Raiders game used to really really interesting?

    I think the last time the Raiders were good was in 2001.

  34. Joe D. says:

    LOL — Miller just crapped all over Morgan, as Morgan was droning on about the “advantage” YSIII gives the Yanks: “Well, they’ve hit 105 HRs on the road and 129 at home in the same number of games.”

    Not a huge diff there, eh Morgan? With or without that one extra dinger every 3 games, the Yanks would have the best record in baseball. Further…reminder to Morgan: the opposing team gets to hit here too, you Giant Douche. Or Crap Sandwich. Whatever.

  35. JMK says:

    I’m not a huge football fan, but it’s a pleasure to watch Mark Sanchez play.

  36. Dela G says:

    spike lee with the brand new championship hat

  37. Salty Buggah says:

    Extremely early Super Bowl favorites? (no-bias)

  38. crapulent says:

    23-0 Giants

  39. Dela G says:

    fucking A, i accidentally sat jerricho cotchery

  40. Dela G says:

    shut the hell up about the cost of the seats at yankee stadium

    shut up

  41. JGS says:

    no Jon, that’s not Andy’s first K

  42. Salty Buggah says:

    Molina in a 0-17 slump*

    *Its not really a slump for him though, it’s pretty natural.

  43. Salty Buggah says:

    Tex HRs here.

  44. Alex S says:

    wow they are really pushing this whole espn boston thing

  45. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Usain Bolt:

    “Why is that bowler called a pitcher?”

  46. JGS says:

    is Miller repeating the premise of that stupid Shaughnessy article?

  47. Dela G says:

    joe morgan is a complete moron

  48. JMK says:

    Theoretical Joe Morgan FTL.

      • Zack says:

        how Girardi/Francona are looking at the series differently.
        Francona has scheduled days off for his players, while Girardi is sitting them because of the weather/injury, therefore Francona is setting his team up for the playoffs.

      • JMK says:

        He was rehashing the Shaughnessy article with Theoretical Jon Miller. They both agreed that the Sox were resting players and not treating this series as anything of even miniscule importance. The Yankees, however, would have played both Damon and Posada but because Jorge’s neck hurts and Damon won’t play because of wet grass, they can’t. But they would if those things didn’t happen because they don’t rest guys! They go all-out!


  49. Pete says:

    Joe Morgan has never sent a text message in his life.

  50. Salty Buggah says:

    Cmon guys…get a run or 5

  51. Zack says:

    looks like joe morgan and dan shaughnessy had a little chat today

  52. whozat says:

    This really is disgusting. Byrd is getting GIFTS off the plate.

  53. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Wow! Did Steve make an actual point?

  54. Pete says:

    Because of this, you just *know* Paul Byrd’s on the roster for an ALCS matchup.

  55. Joba Rules says:

    Games like this is why I hate the

    “It’s the Yankee offense against their pitching” argument when it comes to facing topflight pitchers. They get shut down by pieces of shit like Paul Byrd.

  56. ShuutoHeat says:

    Okay, someone should shoot fucking Joe Morgan.
    Regarding the issue of Tex beating Pena for HR hit, he says “I hope they tie” reason? “Sabathia hit Pena”.

    ARE YOU F@CKING RETARDED YOU F@CKING PIECE OF STUPID PIECE OF $HIT!?! Pena SWUNG at the pitch! ARE YOU STUPID?! Joe Morgan, are you going to blame everyone that hits Youkilis?! JOE MORGAN should go suck some dick so that he can get more retarded ideas in his head.

    I don’t know how everyone puts up with his BS, I need to vent.

    • I’m pretty sure he wasn’t really serious. I don’t like his announcing either, and I understand it’s cool for everyone to hate on him, but calm the fuck down. No one makes you listen to him.

      • Pete says:

        ESPN makes us listen to him. There’s no equivalent of an SAP button for a smarter commentator….

        • No one makes you listen to him. You are not forced to have the volume up. Yes, there might not be another alternative, however, there is a solution to not wanting to hear him.

      • ShuutoHeat says:

        I honestly can’t tell if he’s serious or not with his dead voice. He didn’t even emit a single chuckle, so was that a joke?

        Sorry, I just really needed to vent out all this Morgan crap.

        • I don’t think he had his “dead voice”, as you call it, it sound light, thus I assumed he said it in a joking manner.

          • ShuutoHeat says:

            Sound light? He’s monotone. Literally monotone.

            Only when he chuckles and laughs can I tell that he’s joking.

            Look, it’s obvious we have different opinions on Morgan. Let’s stop this Morgan discussion right here.

            • Listen to him right now. Is it his dead voice? Well, it must be if he is LITERALLY MONOTONE.

              • ShuutoHeat says:

                DUDE, this is all subjective. HE IS MONOTONE TO ME!
                Which part of that don’t you understand? Do you have to be correct? It’s my opinion.

                If you don’t like what you see, why don you practice what you preach? No one is forcing you to read my comments.

                It seems you have a gigantic love for Morgan.

                • Not really, I don’t, but if you can’t realize that it was a fucking joke, then that’s just sad. BUT BUT BUT HES TEH MONOTONE!!!11!!1!

                  But because you are totally fucking irrational, you post comment about telling him to go suck some dick.


    • JMK says:

      Your links don’t work. :<

      • ShuutoHeat says:

        Sorry buddy, I don’t know how the links got in there :P

        If I can provide some links that will alleviate the steam brought on by Morgan’s crap, I would.

  57. Riddering says:

    Well, yesterday we failed at RISP and today we fail at baserunners.

  58. Mike Axisa says:

    “The playoffs are short series, so your objective is to win short series.”

    Thank you, Joe Morgan.

  59. Dela G says:

    the jets HAVE to score on this drive

  60. Pete says:

    I sort of lost track – what’s the magic number for clinching the AL’s best record?

  61. COTCHERY!!!!!!!!!!



  62. Pete says:

    Pettitte in a serious groove now.

  63. Salty Buggah says:

    So now, the Yanks are being criticized for going all out, even they’re not? ESPN and others would erect statues for Boston for going all out.

    • scooter says:

      heh… heh…. you said “erect”

      Speaking of, I’m sure most of ESPN has serious wood over “ESPN Boston” – it’s a blatant acknowledgement of what most NY fans already know

      Yeah Andy seems in a groove, and the pitches are sharper. This is good.

  64. Pete says:

    Joe Morgan, puh-lease. They played the Orioles and a floundering TB the last two weeks…

  65. Dela G says:

    nice K call there!

  66. Joba Rules says:

    Why don’t any of the Red Sox players get tossed for arguing called strike threes?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Because they are so gritty, they get an exemption.

      • whozat says:

        I think it’s actually because the umps don’t understand Leprechaun, and can’t actually understand Youkilis with all that beard in his mouth.

    • Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

      The umpire realizes that if they complain, then they are probably wrong with their initial call. They will make it up to them later.

      Conspiracy theorists FTW!!

  67. Pete says:

    Way to grab that base, Swish!

  68. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This is the implosion inning.

  69. Johan Iz My Brohan says:


  70. whozat says:

    Let’s wrap up the broadcast so far:

    1) The Red Sox are worthy of praise because, after getting SWEPT by the Yankees a month or more ago, they didn’t pack it in and continued to play hard,
    2) The reason the Red Sox aren’t winning right now is because they’re getting ready for October
    3) Despite sitting FOUR regulars in the rubber match against the Angels in Anaheim, the Yankees are still driving hard, which is apparently the only reason they’re beating the amazing, 2nd-place Red Sox.

  71. Pete says:

    Bunt him over, bunt him over!!!! ;)

  72. Dela G says:

    Swisha hugging the bag!

  73. Pete says:


  74. Dela G says:


  75. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Umpire love them Sox.

  76. Johan Iz My Brohan says:

    I have a bad feeling with Molina up this inning if Melky doesn’t deliver

  77. Mike Axisa says:

    So ESPN isn’t going to bother to show a replay?

  78. Dela G says:

    complete bullshit

  79. whozat says:

    NO! BULLSHIT!!!!!!!

  80. Riddering says:

    I am so pissed right now.

  81. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Umpiring FTL!!!

  82. JobaWockeeZ says:

    He was fucking safe you fucking disgrace of an umpire. Buy yourselves some glasses or get off the Red Sox nation.

    • whozat says:

      So, lemme get this right…Paul Byrd’s strike zone is 6 inches wider than Pettitte’s, and Pettitte’s is three inches higher, and the Yankees have to stay on the bag for a full five seconds before they can take off when tagging.

      Got it.

  83. j says:

    what the HELL is joe morgan talking about

    • Giselle says:

      He just called swish a cheater. What class. Especially since swish left the bag after the ball hit the glove.

  84. Pete says:

    Byrd is trying to throw the baseball through the runner at first.

  85. Dela G says:


  86. JMK says:

    This umpiring is epic bad. Worse than usual. And that’s saying something.

    • V says:

      Nope, not worse than usual. This is actually better than usual. THAT is saying something.

      I really hope we can get an MLB umpires lockout and just start over. These guys all fucking suck.

      • JMK says:

        I’ve seen almost every Yankee game this year. Even this seems below those low standards. I’d be happy with an umpire lockout, but we hear all the time about the umpires getting documents displaying where they erred. Make them public! Make umpires accountable!

  87. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Was Melky out you stupid umpires?

  88. Matty Ice says:

    Joe Morgan presented with the facts, and still comes off like a jackass.

  89. Dela G says:

    why the hell does molina always seem to be up when we don’t want him to

  90. scooter says:

    If there’s justice, Molina homers here

  91. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    Joe Morgan, SHUT THE FUCK UP!

  92. You know, it’s a good thing this game is meaningless, or I’d really be pissed.

  93. Pete says:

    Yes, because your vision is that of Superman, Joe. You twit.

  94. Salty Buggah says:

    Fire all Umpires! I swear, stop trying to help the fuckin Sox all the time.

    An appeal works today?!?!!!! And it was a wrong call too!

    I guess it’ll be that much sweeter when we win!

  95. Riddering says:

    Byrd, you have got to be kidding me.

    Throw a pitch to Molina.

  96. Zack says:

    no joe, just because the ump agreed with you doesnt mean you’re right, beause you’re not

  97. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    At this point, what in the world does Molina bring to the table that Cisco can’t?

  98. Moshe Mandel says:

    That call directly removed runs from the board. Unbelievable.

  99. jay says:

    wait so replay showed he didn’t leave early, but joe morgan knows that he did. Where is FJM when you need it.

  100. Dela G says:

    fucking a paul byrd is a lucky fucker

    lucky as hell

    • whozat says:

      Well, when the umps call extra strikes for you and call out guys on the base paths that were also safe…

  101. bonestock94 says:

    Bad calls + ESPN = rage

  102. crapulent says:

    Who are you going to believe? Me or your own eyes.


  103. ShuutoHeat says:

    Thanks ESPN and Joe Morgan. People have to mute Joe Morgan’s obvious bias AND stupidity.

  104. TJ says:

    I hate Joe Morgan goddamn stfu

  105. jay says:

    i hate him.

  106. JMK says:

    Morgan is nuts. That’s not inconclusive.

  107. Pete says:

    He’s got to be joking now. He knows he’s wrong and he’s just being a silly goose now. Right?

    RIGHT?!!! Now one can be on this level of stupid.

  108. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    $750,000 out.

  109. Joe D. says:

    Morgan: “Inconclusive.” Is there something so horrible about admitting you are wrong, Joe Morgan? Or did Billy Beane still write Moneyball, too?

  110. Dela G says:

    joe morgan is a fucking asshat

    he was just fine on the base

    that wasn’t inconclusive

  111. UWS says:

    C’mon guys, it’ll be all the sweeter when Yanks tie the game off Bard and win off Papelbon in the 9th.

  112. I want the Rockies to win the Wild-Card, but I want to see a race.

  113. Tom Zig says:

    It is Paul Byrd after all, and we’re only down by 1.

    Maybe we’ll get my wish afterall

  114. Pete says:

    I’d say Andy’s been pitching well, but that’s only because the Sox are mailing it in, right?

  115. This is why baseball needs more instant replay.

  116. Dela G says:

    no way in hell i have pettitte pitch game 2

    AJ is better at home, andy at home

  117. Salty Buggah says:

    Varitek stinks

  118. Greg G. says:

    Top o’ the order coming up. Venegence is coming.

  119. Joba Rules says:

    This has been awful.

  120. UWS says:

    Awwww shit

  121. jay says:

    At what point do the Yanks get credit for being the best team in baseball. Cause I mean right now, we only win cause everyone lets us… With all our obvious holes its surprising we’ve won 99 games.

  122. Joba Rules says:

    Worst Game Ever.

  123. Salty Buggah says:

    OK, I hope offense comes out with anger.

    Damn you band-box, where you go?

  124. Pete says:

    Byrd winds up like he’s in an over 50 league.

    Oh wait…

  125. UWS says:


  126. Pete says:

    Does Joe agree with ANYTHING the Yankees do? Not even the way they have their rotation set up for the playoffs?

    • whozat says:

      They haven’t even said how they’re going to do it.

      Joe is disagreeing with WHAT HE THINKS the Yankees are going to do.



  128. Mike Axisa says:

    Ellsbury is awful in center. Just awful.

  129. Riddering says:

    Thank you, Ellsbury.

    Get some, Alex.

  130. Dela G says:


  131. jay says:

    If enough time passes in this game, I’m confident God will strike the ESPN both with lighting.

  132. whozat says:

    Bruney pitching? Ok, they’re definitely not trying to win this game.

    97 pitches in six innings?!?!?! That’s SO MANY!!

  133. Andy In Sunny Daytona says:

    That will still be the #6 top play on ESPN tonite.

  134. Pete says:

    If th Sox were actually trying, he’d have caught that.

  135. Ryan says:

    I just want to thank ALL of you. I hardly ever comment on here, but constantly read the comments. Having all of you on here has helped me get through quite a few Morgan games. Plus, as hard as I try to convince my wife how biased ESPN is, she really doesn’t get it (or care) like all of you. I feel like I need to buy all of you flowers, or use some cheap pick up lines or something. Anyway, thanks!

    • ShuutoHeat says:

      We’re all with you in the same boat.

      He’s stupid, biased and oh so horrible.

      What’s funny though is…some people still continue to think that it’s our fault for wanting to watch a game that isn’t muted due to Joe Morgan.

    • crapulent says:

      Flowers would be great.

  136. Pete says:

    C’mon, Alex smash a Grammar fastball into the 2nd deck.

  137. JMK says:

    I realize that the umpiring has been terrible (there’s no doubt) and it may have cost us a run, maybe two, but let’s not forget that we haven’t hit anything against a terrible pitcher. The players should shoulder some of the blame, too.

  138. Salty Buggah says:

    At least A-rod is wasting some pitches from Byrd

  139. Mike Axisa says:

    Great at-bat by Alex. Byrd threw everything but the kitchen sink but couldn’t put him away.

  140. Brazilian Yankee says:

    Heck of an AB by Alex.

  141. Dela G says:

    Alex delivers a single!

    great job

  142. jay says:

    This just in: A-Rod’s last hit is now an out. Joe Morgan saw something.

  143. Brazilian Yankee says:

    I haven’t been watching the game until now so what did the umps do today?

    • Rey22 says:

      Suck extreme balls. Move the strike zone all over the place and call Swisher out on a play he was definitely safe. Sigh, whats new?

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Swisher tagged up to third and was safe by a mile. So of course the Red Sox challenge that he left the bag early when it was clear that he didn’t and he was out on the appeal.

    • Salty Buggah says:

      Swisher tagged up to 3rd, One out. Sawx appeal, and even though he didn’t tag up early, he was called out. All BS.

  144. Salty Buggah says:

    What?! Byrd had only 91 pitches? Are they actually trying to win the game by bringing in Saito to get out of a jam?

    No way, right?

  145. UWS says:

    Possibly stupid question: how come the Jets and the Giants game started at the same time, but the Jets are almost a full quarter behind?

  146. Tom Zig says:

    Battle within a battle here

  147. JMK says:

    We haven’t gotten that pitch at all but he gets it?!

    • whozat says:

      He got the first one, which was a disgrace, and then the second is a call Andy hasn’t gotten yet today.

  148. whozat says:

    If that were Andy, it’d be 2-0 right now, based on the zone he’s been getting today.

  149. Riddering says:

    Love it when Tek flashes the leather.

  150. Moshe Mandel says:

    That is not strike one.

  151. Dela G says:

    captain suckage FTL

  152. JMK says:


  153. whozat says:


  154. JGS says:


  155. Salty Buggah says:

    Matsui bitches!!!!!!!!!!! Fuck you umps

  156. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Yankees always prevail over Red Sox umpires bitches.

  157. jay says:

    How hard is it not to have him back next year???

  158. Drops in front of Nancy!

  159. Rey22 says:

    Wow, with every passing game Matsui makes it harder and harder for me not to want him back.

  160. UWS says:

    Jets win! Jets win! Yes!

    /Hawk Harrelson’d

    Yes, I’m a Jets AND a Giants fan. I go both ways.

  161. Bob Stone says:

    Hit . . . Deki. Just Great! He has to come back next year. Sure is making a strong case for a return.

  162. Joey says:

    Jets 3-0, Titans 0-3. Extremely happy about this, except I don’t mind the Titans, love watching Chris Johnson. NFL’s a bitch, gotta love it

  163. Scooter says:

    (Think he wants to return in 2010?)

  164. JobaWockeeZ says:

    A-Rod is the winning run so he must be out right???? Umpires can’t have the Red Sox losing.

  165. whozat says:

    I love the super-slow-mo. I know it’s a gimmick, but it’s really cool to see the spin on the ball, and the movement, and the faces guys make when they swing.

  166. Dela G says:

    fuck yeah HIT DEKI!!


  167. Dela G says:

    fuck yeah HIT DEKI!!


  168. UWS says:

    Also, yay Matsui!

  169. Bob Stone says:

    I missed most of the first five innings with a household accident and lots of blood everywhere. Looks like I came back just in time.

  170. Tom Zig says:

    pitch #3 was really a ball

  171. Moshe Mandel says:

    Strike 1 to Swisher = atrocious.

  172. jay says:

    Matsui still hasn’t touched first, hence runs null and void. This game is under protest.

  173. Jersey says:

    So is Bruney really warming, per John and Susyn?

  174. Dela G says:

    Jets are 3-0 and have made me money 3 weeks in a row. Took the Giants, Jets and jags parlay

  175. Dela G says:

    good eye swish

  176. Tom Zig says:

    If we have a save situation in the 9th, do you go to Mo?

  177. Andy in Sunny Daytona says:

    Greatest offseason trade warming up.

  178. crapulent says:

    Varitek like you have something to say about anything to anyone