Oct
26

CC Sabathia named ALCS MVP

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The Big Man is taking home some hardware. CC Sabathia, 2-0 in the ALCS, has earned himself the MVP award for the series. In his two starts against the Angels — one on three days’ rest — Sabathia was utterly dominant. He threw 16 innings and allowed just two earned runs on nine hits and three walks. He struck out 12, and the Angels hit .161/.203/.232 off of him. CC would have pitched a potential Game 7 tomorrow but will instead go up against former teammate Cliff Lee on Wednesday night in Game 1 of the World Series. A-Rod, who killed the ball and was on base five times tonight, deserves a nod as well. Right now, for the Yanks, it’s not about the personal hardware though; it’s about the trophy that is a tantalizing four wins away.

Categories : Asides, Playoffs
  • TJ

    Totally earned it.

    Let’s carry that over to the WS.

  • e mills

    A-Rod should’ve got a piece imo

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

      Oh, he will.

      He will.

      • Handtius

        “hey guys, where’s a-rod? we need to get an interview” (silence falls) “Uh, come back in 25-35 mins”

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

          Maybe an hour.

          • Handtius

            maybe. he is tired from a long game.

    • Jersey

      I believe they call it “Kate Hudson.”

      • GG2000

        Kate Hudson for MVP!

  • steve (different one)

    great season.

    love this team.

  • http://www.progressamericana.com/ Pablo Zevallos

    Who’s sensing a 7-game series?

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

      I’m sensing a sweep up to 6 games.

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

      4.

      5, tops.

      • Arman Tamzarian

        Not unless CC tanks

      • Ivan

        Agreed.

    • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

      I’m with you, 7 game series. Philly is crazy tough, especially in that building. So are we, so it comes down to home field for me.

  • jut

    whats up with the phillies shit

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

    Of course ESPN’s title would be ‘Return of the Empire.’

    • danny

      i love it, im not ashamed to be the evil empire. its great

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

        Agreed.

      • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

        +1

        Come to the dark side, it is your DESTINY!

    • Evil Empire

      Fuck yeah. I love it – that isn’t a diss.

      • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

        I love it too but ESPN is probably going to say they bought this and shit. But how the hell can you insult someone by calling them an EMPIRE?

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

      I take it as a compliment.

    • Jersey

      Hells YEAH son

  • DSFC

    ARod should’ve been co-MVP, but CC deserves it too. The big man has been a force of nature.

  • Accent Shallow

    Big Man deserves it.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bm61weFrK4c JobaWockeeZ

      Of course. Along with A-Rod.
      Doesn’t matter as long as they win it all.

  • Evil Empire

    CC is the man. Can’t say enough about him. He’s my favorite Yankee starting pitcher since Roger Clemens (said with all due respect to Moose).

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

      WHAT ABOUT AARON SMALL?!?!??!?!?!??!

      • Greg G.

        Shawn Chacon?

        • Handtius

          Sidney Ponson?

        • http://facebook.com/iffruitcouldtalk Brandon Montes

          Sidney Ponson

  • steve (different one)

    finally got that monkey off their back.

    and for all the crap about Girardi (some deserved, some not as much), Sciosca totally screwed up his rotation decisions.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Arod’s saving his real play for the world series, and that MVP!

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

      Woo!

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    I thought my boy Melk deserved it.

    jk..jk..

    Ha I thought Al would get a co-MVP, at least, but whatever, pitching is numero uno.

    ALso, I think MLB went with the safe choice, although, Al is a great story. Redemption all over this motherfucker.

  • Mister Delaware

    Anyone else playing “Enter Sandman” on a continuous loop? I want to move back to the Phila area for the next 2 weeks so I can see them when we’re killing shit.

  • Dela G

    when i posted there were 27 comments

    GO GET SOME SON

  • http://inthemasses.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/mad-max-poster-1.jpg gxpanos

    I’m watching YES. Does Girardi have braces?

    • Mister Delaware

      I got a text from a friend saying that. I thought they were f’ing around.

    • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

      Yeah he does

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

      He knew Scoscia couldn’t outmanage him in his dreams, so Joe ducked out of the stadium after the 3rd inning and had some elective dental surgery done. He just got back. Xavier Nady was running the team the past 3 hours.

      • pete

        if you were a woman i’d marry you here and now

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

          It’s legal in Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachussets, Connecticut, and Iowa. We could meet somewhere…

    • Handtius

      He does.

  • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

    Mo gave Kim Jones bedroom eyes.look for Mo IV in 9 months.

    • http://inthemasses.files.wordpress.com/2009/01/mad-max-poster-1.jpg gxpanos

      1) Mo would never do that.

      2) If he wanted to knock her up, why would he give her bedroom eyes? It’s not like he has to have sex with anybody to make her pregnant.

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        Word. My bad.

      • Amy

        +1

        +27

        Win.

        IETC.

        Whatever’s appropriate, you know.

        Mo was the cutest thing ever in that interview. The look on his face when Kim said “I’m here with the greatest closer of all time!” … it still makes me laugh.

  • crapulent aka I said good day sir

    We are the MFY

    We are the Evil Empire

    And there is not a fucking thing you can do about it.

    bahaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaahaaaaaaaaaaa

  • Handtius

    The Big Man delivered against a strong opponent. I’m loving this. Feels like a long time since we were here and for the first time since 2003, I’m confident that we will win it all. If they do a Yankee stadium showing of a game in Phillie, we should have a RAB section.

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      That would be great!

  • Esteban

    I nominate TSJC for MVP of Yankees Fans.

    • crapulent aka I said good day sir

      seconded!

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      Good idea but will anybody second it?

    • Handtius

      motion carried.

      • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

        Sounded like it was unanimous!

        • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

          Tommie – SPEECH!!!

          • Esteban

            SPEECH SPEECH SPEECH

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

            Thank you.

            I’d like to thank my mom, my dad, and my huge cock.

            • whozat

              I just got back from thanking your mom…with MY huge cock.

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

                My mom is in a coma.

            • Handtius

              Award revoked. There are kids out there, who look up to you and now they can’t make in this world without a huge cock. Good job sir. You disgust me.

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

                Take it easy, buddy, don’t be discouraged.

                It’s not the size that counts, it’s how you use the big size that counts.

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

                  I suspect supplements were used.

                • Handtius

                  keep that too yourself. we don’t need to share that kind of info.

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

                  I suspect supplements were used.

                  I was walking around town, and my reflection in the windows kept telling me to go to the doctor and ask him to give me some boner pills.

                • Handtius

                  High Five!

                  /says the delusional man

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

      I nominate Brazilian Yankee.

      • Handtius

        - everyone of you!

      • Dela G

        hahahaha i see what you did there

      • Mister Delaware

        “No matter how bad things looked, I found a way to make them look worse. But we won. No idea how. Almost wish we didn’t. Thanks. For nothing.” – Brazilian Yankee

        • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

          ietcvm

  • http://www.theyankeeuniverse.com/ The Artist

    They just showed Mo’s post season stats, which are insane.

    0.77 ERA
    128 IP
    43 saves

    In all seriousness, after he retires they should have an award for the best post season pitcher/reliever named ‘The Mariano Rivera Award’

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      Regular season best reliever award should be named after him too.

    • Accent Shallow

      K/BB ratio of 104/19.

      Not human.

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        I am not the same I am a martian.

        /Weezy’d

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

      This.

    • Evil Empire

      They really should. He’s beyond worthy.

    • vin

      I can see K-Rob winning a “Mo” someday.

  • Ivan

    It could of went to CC or A-Rod, either way, it was well deserve.

    Hey Phillies, your standing in the way of the yanks championship, fine, they’ll just run over ya.

  • Handtius

    We’re still the team of the decade. We’ve been to the most world series since 2000, with a chance to go 2-2 in those series.

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

      We’ve been the team of the decade for every decade since the Calvin Coolidge administration.

      • Handtius

        the 80′s don’t count.

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

          That’s debatable.

          • Handtius

            ……hm…no.

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

              We won more games in the 1980′s than any other team in baseball.

              • Handtius

                ….still not buying. I choose to pretend the baseball strike was the 80s.

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      AND . . . we are the team of all time. Think about it. 40 AL Pennants out of approximately 100 years of measuring it. That’s 40% of all the championships over a CENTURY againist all those other teams.

      And hopefully 27 out of 40 World Series Wins. That’s a .675 win percentage.

      Awesome!

      • Handtius

        yeah. that sounds like a dynasty. Not some crappy 2-4 year dynasty. Straight Mongolian Empire style.

        • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

          Exactly – Not like some pretend, up and coming NATION.

          • Joe D.

            You spelled “down and falling” wrong…

  • Evil Empire

    The Battle of the Ex-Indian-Cy-Young-Winners-Who-Got-Traded begins soon. I can’t wait for the bullshit Jerry Crasnick article on espn.com that tries to make that a real story. Fuck me for knowing Jerry Crasnick is going to write that … or maybe Peter Gammons.

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

      Man, Manny Acta is gonna be heartbroken when he gets to Cleveland and finds out those guys aren’t there anymore.

      • Evil Empire

        I do not feel confident about the success of the Indians baseball team for the foreseeable future. Like…they’re fucked in a big way, unless their minor league system is a miracle worker.

        • Mister Delaware

          Which sucks because Acta is awesome.

          • Evil Empire

            Just out of arbitrary nothingness, I’m gonna say I bet Bobby Valentine would’ve been a good fit for the Indians. That’s who I would’ve went with.

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

              Seconded.

              • Mister Delaware

                Valentine is more of a foot-up-the-ass guy on an underachiveing team. Acta makes sense with a saber-GM and a team that just needs to be run better (ie: Laporta in the lineup rather than sitting).

                • Evil Empire

                  So, on a far off very distant side note, it’ll be interesting to see what the Angels do this off season. Angels are in a precarious position with key pieces of the team hitting the free agency market and the talk being they won’t be able to bring every single one back. I think need to let Vlad walk, as painful as it may be for them, and make sure they keep Abreu.

                  Its the John Lackey situation that is most interesting though. Without Lackey, the Rangers are right there with the Angels. With Lackey, they’ll be forced to pay a shitload of money which prevents them from committing elsewhere for at least 4 or 5 years and who knows how much value you end up getting on the deal when all is said and done.

      • GG2000

        Or that “Rick Vaughn” is really Charlie Sheen …

  • TheLastClown

    2009 Yankees >>>>> 2008 Rays

    Who’s your daddy Pedro?

    • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

      Sheesh – Maybe we get to beat Pedro in the post season again. That will be a lot of fun.

      • TheLastClown

        Somewhere Don Zimmer is grinning.

        • http://www.stonerh1@aol.com Bob Stone

          Probably still has his combat helmet on too.

        • scooter

          Maybe Zim would throw out the first pitch in Game 2 if Pedro is starting.

  • Mister Delaware

    For those of you that don’t watch much NL baseball, Victorino is going to be a treat. I can’t remember a dumber ballplayer in terms of general baseball smarts. If he doesn’t make atleast two bonehead plays in this series, I’ll move to Brazil.

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

      WARNING: Brazilian Yankee lives in Brazil. You may want to reconsider that bet.

      I hear Uruguay is quite lovely.

      • http://dinosaursneverexisted.files.wordpress.com/2009/04/melky.jpg Drew

        Andorra ftw.

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

          Naw, I don’t want to live on some island somewhere.

          Sincerely,
          Tim McCarver

        • Mister Delaware

          I’d rather be landlocked.

          • Mister Delaware

            Timing!

    • DSFC

      If I weren’t married, I’d move to Brazil for the women. Must be something in the water down there.

      • Handtius

        It’s called ass.

  • Ivan

    Somewhere out there, the Phillies are screaming to their mommies “Mommy, mommy, the yankees are coming to get me”

    Shane Victorino AKA Hawaiian will get punch.

    Ryan Hwoard AKA CC’s little bitch

    Hey Met Fans, remember thant bully that picks on you all the time, don’t worry we’ll take care of them.

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