Do your thing, A-Rod. I’m not greedy, a double will do just fine.
meh, Mo should be fine. want robi to get anoth hack, though
I wonder why no closer for the Twins.
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I say again: This team is the balls. Everyone who is nervous that Girardi is overmanaging, or Joba/Coke/Marte can’t be trusted, you’re overreacting.
Our manager is smart, our players are good, we outlast the opponent and win ballgames. We will not be stopped.
Nah son, Girardi teh idiot. He can’t be as right as me.
IBB him. Just do it.
A-Rod is so money he asked Girardi what he wanted/how he wanted it done and it’ll end up that way.
Burns: You there, Strawberry! Go hit a homer.
Strawberry: Sure thing, skip!
(crushes mammoth home run)
Burns: See there? I told him to do that.
GMS apologized to Alex before this series for slandering him, so Alex decieded to set aside his differences and win some ballgames
i just dont want mo doing what he did in game 4 of the alcs
You gotta be freaking kidding me.
You have a paranoia problem. See a therapist.
you are no longer allowed to post. Do not doubt the Great Rivera!
Seriously, he’s the greatest closer ever and is still great, who focuses on the very, very rare occassions when he fails? It’s a lot more fun to think about how easily Mo is going to sit the Twins down in the 9th.
More accurate too.
The way some Yankee fans have turned into nervous, negative, whiny, self-flagellating bitches (like old Red Sox fans) sickens me.
We RUN THIS SHIT.
Open your mouth and insert your foot? Are you Papelbum in secret?
Are you familiar with the rest of his postseason body of work? OR just the very last inning of ’01?
are you serious ?
0.75 career postseason ERA.
Where have we’ve seen this before? teix on first. A-Rod up, 9th inning…
no nathan WOW
The Twins season is in jeopardy but hey no need to put your best reliever out there with the best Yankee hitters coming up so you can still be in the game.
And Girardi sucks?
Manager of the Year.
Is it worse for Nathan’s confidence to not make an appearance in the 9th with the season on the line, or for him to come in and get shellacked?
The man share the reliever award with Mo.
Apparently October innings count for more than anything else, so by that logic, so Mahay is actually one of the best relievers ever.
good take, alex
Josh Beckett’s ERA in the 08 and 09 playoffs–7.71
CC Sabathia’s in 07 and 08 playoffs—8.70
yay for Beckett being the premier postseason pitcher of our generation
Why are you still talking about the Red Sux…their season is OVER.
point taken. I’m still not sure how I feel about that, because I think the Angels have a much better chance of actually taking down the Yankees
This is true, in the same way that a rat has a slightly better chance than a mouse of taking down the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse.
amen, but I at least wanted it to go 5
Boston’s deal with the devil has expired. The Pats, Red Sox, and Celtics are all entering their nuclear winters. The declines have noticeably begun.
Holy shit that’s right. Pat’s aren’t hot, Red Sox got owned with their best rotation and the stars of the Celtics are getting old.
I hate the Celtics with a passion as well. Oh well, LeBron go fucking murder them.
Jon Rauch’s neck tatoo is NOT Gansta!
I’m not telling him!
no shit , hes a giant, very scary in HD
She was great in Batman and Robin movie.
oh shut it chip it was inside and up
He took a peek back because the umpire calls have been suck ass.
Not an IBB, but a BB nonetheless
Way to pass the buck, A-Rod…
Number of non-white persons in the stands today in Boston and Minneapolis combined: zero.
haha I thought the same exact thing while watching the sox game.
I’m white, but if I lived in Minnesota I’d be considered non-white. That’s the whitest state in the country! I think Scandanvians count as double white. They reflect all light.
There’s a higher shade on the white spectrum and it’s called “casper-esque”. I think the crowd is pretty casper-esque.
So the politically correct term for trailor-park trash is “Scandinavians”?
Have the honor to give mats a fb
he beat me to it
I went to Fenway in September and honestly, every single person I saw there was white.
Bring in a pinch hitter. Matsui sucked against LHP in 2008!
Jon Rauch’s eyes are sooo far apart from each other. What a weird looking dude
He’s a hammerhead
I’m telling you, man, he was in Deliverance. I mean really, a 7-foot tall guy from the backwoods of Kentucky?
Jon Rauch is a FA after the season, right? He’ll be in Boston next year. Book it. He’s already got the pathetic facial hair and douchebaggy neck tattoo. He fits that team like a glove.
They’ll sign him as soon as they grant an outright release to Joey Gathright and get rid of the “complexion problem” they had to deal with for their playoff run.
John Rauch is the kind of under the radar pick-up that sets Theo Epstein apart from other GMs. A tall, white flamethrower, he will complete a Boston team that fell just short of a WS ring in 09. Boston just went from a strong bullpen to an exceptional one and further distanced themselves from the rest of the AL East.
For Diamond Cutters, I’m Peter Gammons.
is he icing mo?
I love Mijares. Not only is he a fat slob, but the Yankees love to tee off on this guy.
Has Gardenhire actually looked at HazMat’s splits??
Gardy is just about ready to take a nap. Their baserunning has helped to put them in this situation.
Now this would be what you call over managing.
Come on Matsui, end this.
That seems pretty ideal right about now.
WHY THE FUCK IS MY BURRITO TAKING THIS LONG TO COOK IN THIS MICROWAVE?!??!?!??!?!?!?!??!?!
Because they’re both a million feet tall and white? Brackman should have a MUCH higher ceiling and he doesn’t look like an Area-51 experiment.
Rauch was, once upon a time, a big time prospect as well.
2001 – #4 ranked MLB
2001 – #1 ranked for CHW
2002 – #23 ranked MLB
2002 – #2 ranked for CHW
2003 – #92 ranked MLB
2003 – #5 ranked for CHW
*According to Baseball America
Great our good friend Mijares!
You can’t rely on homers in October.
/fans of teams that don’t hit homeruns’d
Why isn’t gardner pinch running?
He should for Matsui…
no he should be a defensive replacement for damon.
for whom? tex, not taking his glove out…a-rod, u want hairston at 3rd in the 9th…? matsui would be a waste to run for
Plus, you dont want to take our best fielder (Tex) and next best (arod) off the field for the bottom of the ninth.
HAHAHA, how sad did that lady look. I love it.
Do the announcers still thing the story of the night is Pavano? Amazing.
Yes he didn’t break his collarbone putting on his hat. That’s a story.
Pavano? Did he pitch tonight?
thanks for the freebies guys
Those 3 chicks should’ve spelled Tit that would’ve been cooler….i Love how Twins fans are still in the game…NOT!!!
thats how they spell tit there…..its minnesota
great at-bat by matsui
Now they bring in Nathan. That’s rediculous.
only took to the 4th pitcher with the season on the line for the twins to put in nathan.
When did Tony LaRussa start managing the twins?
Gardenhhire is pissed but those are balls…
I am not being biased.
I was thinking the same thing. For a pretty decent-seeming dude, he sure likes to bitch a lot.
Ron Gardenhire: Manager of the Year.
Play Joe Mauer at catcher every game: check.
I GOTTA BE THE CRAFTIEST MOTHERF#$%ER ALIVE!!!!
if they do tie it up, they are going to have to use liriano for a muy long time
How great is it that no one in the pen wants to pitch to the Yanks???? and now he’s brining in Nathan…thats just cruel Gardy!
I love our ability to walk it out (Unk’d)
wow its joe nathan that guy that use to close..
Hey Joe, you remember what happened the other night at Yankees Stadium? It’ll be even better this time because your home fans will boo you.
And here we go.
Joe Nathan he’s our man, if he can’t do it, no one can.
can we get a little bingo?
Let’s Go JP
Gardenhire is not getting a Christmas card from Nathan this year.
I think Nathan is having an Asthma attack.
a sac fly would be HUGE here
single is better
when does Rab get instant refresh?
Jorge >> Nathan
There ya go Joe. We knew you had it in you.
Joe Nathan: Our bitch.
no please no more
Wow big insurance run. No DP Swish!
Where’s the dramatic call, Chip?
That’s on their sister station, TNT. They know drama.
now we know why
fuck chip carey in his unprofessional ass
don’t sound TOO excited chip.
Chances of Nathan rolling up into fetal position on the mound?
bring on LAA.
First, Caray said that Nathan, “Needs ANOTHER late game miracle.”
Second, I think we’re in Nathan’s head, yes?
Whats another term for “crush their hopes?”….Jorge Posada
Wow you guys aren’t kidding, it sounds like they are announcing a kitten funeral.
Wait until the Twins bat again…
Posada = Dome Killer
A WICKED CUHT!!
Caray could not have been more boring and sad and stupid and biased during that AB.
just that one?
Remember when everyone was complaining about Girardi’s bullpen management? Look at how Gardenhire completely butchered this inning and enjoying an example of real bad managing.
no that is lack of confidence in the man who is supposed to be ur closer.
Which I think is a pretty good example of bad managing. Although Nathan is proving him to be correct right now.
Chip Caray might need to ask Gammons about that noose
Chip called that single like he was calling a number at a bingo hall…wtf?
start spreadin the news…..
FISTED by Cano!
CANO WIT TEH FISTAGE!!!!!!!!!!
Now they’re just twisting the knife.
Chip Caray. The greatest announcer in the history of baseball.
i feel bad having to do this to nathan. i actually like that guy.
I like Nathan as well, but whenever he’s up against the Yankees, he’s an enemy. Whatever happens makes me happy.
Yeah, I final “fisted” call by Caray.
small ball, long ball, we gots all the balls.
Break out the beer !!!
Cano with TEH FISTING!
Do you think they will bury Nathan under the dome?
(takes Frank Sinatra record out of sleeve)
me: “Why would you keep a record up your shirtsleeve?”
I’m the most interesting man in the world.
Fisted into right.
great play by kubel….these guys play the game the right way
Hello Yankee offense…better late than never.
Jeez, Nathan hasn’t been very good this series.
Great managing by the Twins.
haha. We are so much better than the Twins. I bet the O’s could win in the AL Central.
Why not Gritner at 3rd?
because he has to play the of in the 9th…hairston is in for the dh.
Two great things about that at-bat:
1. Robbie got a hit with RISP
2. Jason Kubel’s dive.
Nice job pinch running for Matsui when he’s already on third, Joe.
wouldnt have made a difference to this point.
Like a slap in the face to Hairston.
Just the principle of it.
i agree with the principle of it…just glad he didnt use gardy cause gardy better take over for damon in the of.
it would have a made a difference… a 4 run lead instead of 3
Gardner should have been in there!!!
Chip Caray is about to cry and that makes me very happy.
He does seem quite subdued.
Sooooooo…..this series is over isn’t it.
It was over before it started.
Put it outta reach, Swish.
Why isn’t Swish bunting?
Swisher is chewing gum? I’m not sure he can hit and chew at the same time.
anyone know Nathan’s era this series?
13.50. Tonight’s runs were charged to other guys.
Down to nine now after those two strikeouts. Feels like it should be higher, right?
Joe Nathan means Earned Run machine in Scandanavian.
Or “Inherited Runner comes round to Score”
You mean Scott Proctor made an appearance somehow?!?
Swish should have sat there and turned into that ball like Mike Napoli does every freaking game.
So appropriate for a team that plays in “the baggie”. Time to take out the trash. On a side note…Is Chip Caray dead?
“Is Chip Caray dead?”
No, he is looking for a bathroom stall to say: “He fists it through the hole”.
Swisher gets the hat trick.
Our corner OF’s need to get it together for the ALCS.
lol twins fans are funny
Hurry up and get Mo back in to turn the lights out on the Twins season…and the Metrodome’s life.
Chip Caray is in a glass box of emotion right now
I still don’t believe how much they like sucking Pavano’s dick.
I wonder… can we break Nathan like Pujols broke Lidge?
lidge came back and was pretty good last year as i remember considering he didnt blow a game and won the series…he sucked this year but that was not pujols.
I’m pretty sure that the Pujols thing didn’t happen in 2007…
just furthering the point that pujols didnt break him.
Mike, good point. But for a few years after that mammoth home run (which hasn’t landed yet), Lidge was extremely off. Remember that he was ineffective before going to Philadelphia and pitched well last year in a contract year, which is a trend in every sport.
I think the Yankees can do that to any pitcher, not just Joe Nathan. The way the team makes pitchers work and draw out at bats is incredible. They do the little things to frustrate a pitcher.
I think we’re almost there. He’s not a happy camper.
I would rather not
Yankees own the Twins, and Nathan is a big part of getting them to the playoffs every year. assuming the WC is from the east, and the Yanks have the best record, they will play the central champ
C’mon Melk, clear the bases.
now there was the blantant use of veteran as code for OLD
Oh no, Mo has been sitting for a while. He might be cold in the climate-controlled dome.
I hate you TNT announcers. There is no hope left – the Yankees are moving on. Deal with it.
u must really hate them on TBS then.
That was not biased announcing. That was “Please don’t change the channel!” pandering to the audience.
You know what this series was missing?
A Melky Cabrera SUCKMYNUTS!!!!!.
Gardenhire looks like Chip Caray sounds.
Swisher and Melky need to chill the fuck out next series.
melk got the first hit of the night, just sayin…
whats lost in all this non-sense is the absolute GREAT game Carl Pavano pitched. must not forget that.
He may have lost the game but he recorded a career high for postseason strikeouts!
Is Chip Caray a Twins fan?
Obviously Chip Caray is not a Twins fan!!
*sarcas-o-meter blows up*
no he hates us because we cost him and his daddy a ring in atl way back.
I think at one point Nathan was talking to the ball and his glove, asking them for help. Methinks he’s going nuts from the Yankees torment.
After Cano’s bloop, Nathan could be heard to exclaim to the glove, “Fuck you, Joboo. I’ll do it myself.”
And, here comes the final half inning in Metrodome history.
I’m ready to salute.
“No one gave them a shot over the last 3 weeks of the regular season.”
AKA: This team sucked for 5 and a half months.
Come on Mo, step on their throats!
If a Twins hitter gets on, Chip cums all over the booth…guaranteed.
A SHOT UP THE MIDDLE!
Putting Ron Darling in a very awkward situation.
Twins…ballpark sucks. Owners pocket the money and don’t give a damn about the team or the fans. Play poor little David to our mighty Goliath. wha wha wha…
Story of grit and glory? Keep telling yourself that fools.
Maybe they want to make the last game played at the Metrodome as palatable to watch as they can, for Twins fans. That must be it. Tell me that must be it.
How do these announcers have a job? They needed to remind everyone that Pavano retired the first 8… When Pettitte retired more? I have never, ever, heard more favoritism called in a game in my entire life.
I have never, ever, heard more favoritism called in a game in my entire life.
Well, you’re young yet.
then u never listened to his daddy and don sutton call a braves game.
They’re tied with Fox on Red Sox-Yankee games
I like Ron Darling.
Why does he have a job? He speaks well and was a great pitcher.
Chip Caray is a douche.
Why does he have a job? His Daddy and Grand Daddy were good at what they did. Chip, personally, can’t hold a job for more than 3 years.
The more I see that Blackberry commercial, the more convinced I become that that girl is a desperate for work Charli Baltimore.
I thought it was a tranny. http://cache.thephoenix.com/i/.....bbles1.jpg (SFW)
People with Blackberrys must be really hip.
Swish and Melky and anyone else who struggled will get it on next series. They are kinda streaky.
Caray: Well, let’s see what tricks Gardenhire has left up his sleeve for the Yankees… Wait a minute, is that… yes, it’s BRETT FAVRE! BRETT FAVRE IS COMING TO PINCH HIT FOR THE TWINS AND SAVE THEIR SEASON!!!! OH MY GOD, RON, IT’S BRETT FAVRE!!!!!
and Roger Clemens.
Now I’m picturing him in a Twins uni, but still wearing a Vikings helmet.
With a Packers-yellow undershirt. (Like he wore all last year with the Jets.)
And we thought we were done with the fisting.
Once you start fisting, it’s hard to stop. Nothing is ever the same.
Why is Caray so excited now?
Because it’s a start!!!
You know it’s the fisting. Don’t even act like you didn’t know.
Mo loves to make it interesting.
Mo is merciful. He just wants to give Twins fans a few more minutes in their crappy, decrepit, run-down, “baggy” disgrace that they call a stadium.
One for the road.
Chip don’t get too excited please.
chip just got wood.
There’s fisting all over the place
I can’t wait to hear Caray call this double play.
nah–hard to get double plays on weak broken bat grounders
The dreaded bloop
October 11th, 2009 at 10:24 pm
If a Twins hitter gets on, Chip cums all over the booth…guaranteed
called that one didn’t you
Michael Cuddyer once struck me out 3 times in a Legion game. I’ll consider him getting crushed by the Yankees payback for that.
Jeter: LET’S GET THIS SON OF A BITCH FOR JACKSON, GUYS!
All: YEAH, LET’S KILL THIS FUCKER!!!!
Cmon Mo, hurry this up. My laptop battery is bout to die and my adapter stopped working this morning.
Where’d that miss ump?
It’s a start!
mo getting squeezed?
not according to pitch trax.
The ump needs to stop squeezing Mo. That’s two in the inning that should have been strike calls.
And the makeup call makes everything ok.
If that guy comes anywhere near one of the Yankees, he needs to be taken out with a sniper.
That Mo is a cold hearted bastard. Let em feel like they comming back and then BAM, crush there hopes.
2 mo Mo
Kubel… my favortie Twin…
my favorite Twin…
guy ran on the field
The crowd just fisted one of it’s own into centerfield!
The guy who ran on the field might be better than Punto.
That fan was about to get in Melky’s mix.
LMFAO stay classy Twin fans. Stay classy.
Johnny Damon was ready to go kill the dude that ran on the field.
Johnny is still the man.
You can take the man outta the cave…
they should forfeit right now.
Did you see how that guy was running? Looked like he was running to the bathroom.
WAIT WAIT….STOP EVERYTHING!!!!!!!!!
….the Champagne is not Korbel!
Nice. That stuff is junk IMO.
way to show that…isn’t that not allowed?
The best part about watching the game with the TBS companion, is that I got to see that fan trying to climb over the wall.
I always miss the best things.
The Yankees are ridiculous.
Living in Minnesota will do that to you. Make you crazy.
IT’S SO DAMN COLD!!!! ICE CREAM WAS A BAD CHOICE!!!!
that fan got fisted, i’m shocked tbs showed him usually the networks won’t show the fans running on the field
Definitely an accident.
whats the fine for a jackass running on the field
Post season TV gives a wonderful view of the fan on the field.
I guess TBS showed it too.
Was that Chip Caray on the field?
Those Minneapolans need to get more sun. That seasonal Affective Disorder is really screwing with their heads.
Haha, the last non-player dumbass on the field Metrodome will ever see.
Wow, TBS showing the idiot who ran on the field…EVERY other network knows enough not to give them that glory.
This is TBS. Listen to the announcers and you get the idea of their baseball coverage.
F’ing Twinkies fans trying to ice Mo.
Well, the Twins couldn’t do it, so the fans took it into their own hands.
I once saw a fan in Baltimore jump onto the field from the 1st base dugout and successfully scale the left field wall without getting caught. He’s kind of my hero.
Gotta get them red tops.
Assassinate the Yankees seems to be the only way.
If you can’t beat ‘em, kill ‘em.
I was at Yankee Stadium 2 years ago when that asshole jumped into the net behind home base. Could have freaking killed himself. He was banned for life.
I would go further. The only professional sports he is allowed to watch is soccer.
What was Arod doing with his arms there.
It’s been LONG Time for this one folks.
One Mo…then SEASON SWEEP!
You know what I liked? A-Rod running to the mound to protect Mo. I would have loved to see him pwn that guy.
Celebration or just handshakes after the next out?
Why are the fans so quiet?
BALL GAME OVER!!! AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES OVER!!! YANKEES WIN!! THEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE YANKEES WIN!!!!!
Twins fans, your entire season depends on Brendon Harris.
One out away boys and girlies… the Umpiring has been god-awful.
The Twins were cute. Now, onto teams that actually can win.
There aren’t any.
…and when facing the Yankees, who exactly would those teams be???
BRING ON THE ANGELS.
Yeah boi !!!!
Nick Punto’s legendary run thru the playoffs: OVER
Chip Caray’s postseason coverage: FISTED…er, I mean OVER.
Thank you Yankees!
No more of Craig Sager’s awful attire…at least til the NBA starts.
The Metrodome is OFFICIALLY CLOSED.
Goodbye Twins. Good bye Shit-Bag Dome.
here we come WS
break out the brooms!
Yankees holding back on the celebration to make Caray feel better. Don’t want to hurt his feelings.
I don’t know which one I liked better…
Pure. Unfiltered. Awesome.
For the entire season as well.
8 to go…any changes for the ALCS? Bruney for Marte?
Guzman for Damon
What a great celebration. They’re happy to get there, but they look like they have business to take care of. Anaheim will not be easy.
Joe Mauer on the bench: “I can’t wait until those are my teammates…”
…I was having the exact same thought. Or something like: I want to be on that side of the field.
Joe Mauer: “I bet their pants are more comfortable too…”
are we wearing cotton now ?….costanza ‘d
3 down, 8 to go. It’s been a long mothafuckin time. Lets do this.
But, don’t forget Pavano’s special night.
For TBS, I’m Chip Caray.
Damn the Twins were winning in EVERY game and they got swept.
Craig Sager, quietly understated as usual.
My friggin TBS feed went out with one out. I hate TBS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Great Series! Eight more wins to go.
Wow. Sager wearing some regular looking clothing tonight. He must be sick or something.
This just in…Chip Caray attempts to hang himself in the booth…Ron Darling talks him down.
OMG Looks like they might be planning to bury the corpse of Joe Nathan at home plate.
Not wasting any time with the pickaxes
That’s kinda bush league.
Andy said “I asked the Lord to calm my nerves”, but in that Texas drawl, for half a second I thought he said “I asked Laura to calm my nerves”.
I was all, “Jorge’s wife ‘calms’ Andy’s nerves pregame? MO-DAMN, JORGE REALLY LOVES WINNING BASEBALL GAMES!!!!”
I believe that Andy’s wife is named Laura also
It is, but I like the twisted version in my mind better.
There’s only one YankeeWife named Laura in my book:
Yeah, but Mrs. Posada seems much more fun.
Riddering, I’m thinking: You, me, Laura Posada, a bullfighters outfit, some tight flamenco dancer costumes, a nice bottle of añejo… you know, we have some fun.
Yankees sweep, Red Sox blow a 2 run, 2 out, 2 strike lead in the 9th at home to get swept out of the playoffs.
That sound you hear is the universe beginning to realign along its correct axis. 8 more wins and the shift is complete.
Did you guys know Pavano pitched a GREAT GAME?
He was pitching a PERFECT game for part of the night. So was what’s his face. The Yankee lefty.
Oh no, they’re doing the ALCS too? F’ing A.
Why no YES postgame?
NEvermind, there we go.
They have to wait to the exact second that TBS leaves the game.
Please Colorado… Win this series and the next.
This week is going to suck! We really have to wait until Friday!!??
can’t wait for the angels
they’re a gritty team………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………………….FOR US TO POOP ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This was one of the best sports days ever.
Hmmm, watching the last hour of the Colts blow out the Titans, or watching the Rockies actually play baseball?
I’ll take the NFL, thanks.
The best is the after game show on YES!
Pettitte is giddy….
Bring it on!!!
All this time, I just wanted them to beat Carl Pavano. Now I realize, it was Chip Caray that I wanted destroyed all along.
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