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Fan Confidence Poll: October 19th, 2009

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Record Last Week: 2-0 (8 RS, 4 RA)
Season Record: 103-59 (915 RS, 753 RA), won AL East by 8 games, finished with the best record in MLB by 6 games
Opponents This Week: ALCS Game 3 @ Anaheim (Monday), Game 4 @ Anaheim (Tuesday), Game 5 @ Anaheim (Thursday, if necessary), Game 6 (Saturday, if necessary), Game 7 (Sunday, if necessary)

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Please take a second to answer the poll below and give us an idea of how confident you are in the team. You can view the Fan Confidence Graph anytime via the nav bar above, or by clicking here. Thanks in advance for voting.

Given the team's current roster construction, farm system, management, etc., how confident are you in the Yankees' overall future?
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  • Mike Pop

    Nine.

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

      +1

      I’d like the offense to wake up a bit.

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

    Confidence Level: 27.

    I’m going to the park today. Who’s with me?

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

      I want to, but I can’t. Just too much work and stuff. I’d love to meet up with some regulars (and gloat about my victory over you in fantasy football the other week), but it’s just not worth the trip in.

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

        Alright, then, Mike’s a pathetic loser.

        What non-pathetic-losers are with me?

        • pollo

          i’m going, should be fun

        • kimonizer

          might be there

    • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

      Does it cost money?

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

        Free.

        • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

          Concession stands going to be open?

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

            Yezzir.

          • JSquared

            Yes. and NYY Steak and Hard Rock Cafe.

    • JSquared

      Went to the first 2 games, would like to go to the park today and watch, but i think it’ll be good to watch it at Home on TV.

      • Mike Pop

        Yeah.

        But still, boo for Microeconomics class.

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

          Boo for work. Stupid brats who need to learn how to read, always ruining my fun.

    • Lefty

      Confidence level is at #28… I’m already thinking about 28… We already have 27…

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

        I like the cut of this man’s jib.

        • Lefty

          Thank you sir… But seriously, why reflect on the past? We locked up 27 a while back… Imo, right around when CC decided to awake from his hibernation and start pwning everyone… CC sent out a memo to everyone “spread your cheeks and lick your sack” when we come through your hood…

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

            Well, I believe it’s “spread your cheeks and LIFT your sack”, but yeah, I’m with ya.

            • Lefty

              Haha. Yea… Got ya… Couldn’t remember well, knew you would correct…

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

                If you know someone who can spread his cheeks and lick his sack, that guy needs his own TV show.

                • Lefty

                  Definately… Don’t know if I would watch, but it would make some interesting tv.

                • Mike Pop

                  You’d watch.

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

                  You’d pat’d watch.

                  Fixed.

                • Lefty

                  Lol… Probably…

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Confidence Level = + sideways 8

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      I am so, so there.

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

      I would love to go as well but have to travel to, of all places, Boston. So, I am really disappointed that I won’t get to meet the faces behind all the great, and not so great, RAB commenters but it will have to wait until next time.

  • yankeegirl49

    Was gonna go to the stadium, but friends decided to go to ESPN Zone, so that is where I will be.

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

    Dude, dead serious. Just watching ESPN, they showed a clip advertising today’s game on ESPN Radio, and every clip showed the Angels doing something well (getting a hit, stealing a base) or the Yankees doing something bad (A-Rod popping up, Mo giving up a hit).

    What the hell?

    • Lefty

      It’s alright. We’ll just make them feel like even more of assholes when we take #27.

    • pat

      Subliminal messaging to keep people interested. They want people to think the Angels still have a chance and tune in to watch the game.

    • Andy in Sunny Daytona

      Ask Ben, it does not exist.

      • Tom Zig

        ICWUDT

    • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

      Everybody hates the Yankees. Nobody likes success in this country (except those that are successful). The Yankees represent success…hence they are the epitome of everything to hate.

    • Zack

      Nope, no bias at all

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    I’m at at 9. But I have to work today and it’s going to be very hard not to check the net to see the score. I’m taping the game so hopefully I can hold on til I get home. That game will hopefully be over for an hr before I get home.

  • Lefty

    Can’t freakin’ watch the game. Got work till 5:30 then class at 6. But you bet your ass I’ll be listening to it via MLB at bat on my phone… And I can listen to the Yankees’ broadcast so I’m not stuck with the asses from ESPN. I’ll just be stuck with Waldman and Sterling… Sigh…

    • Lefty

      And if my prof. has a problem with that she can smd because Yankees first, then everything else.

  • Lefty

    Hey Mike, because I probably won’t be able to be around for the chat, or at least most of the chat this afternoon, wanna ask you or your take… Provided that te Phillies indeed beat LA, who would you feel more comfortable pitching games 3 and 4 in philly if we’re: up 2-0, down 0-2, or tied 1-1?

    • Lefty

      I mean I know all three cogs will get a turn in Philly, but just wondering…

      • Lefty

        I’d rather see Pettite then Sabathia just because they are two lefties, and It would give us a better shot at taking both from them in their own ballpark, not to mention I’d rather burnett start game 2 at home then pitch ame 3 away… As Andy winning followed by CC winning would really set the tone fir game 5 in the event that we actually lose a game at home…

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

      Definitely Pettitte. Lefty vs all those lefties, plus he’s better on the road. I trust AJ more against the DH.

  • JohnC

    Anyone see MLB Network ran game 5 of the 2004 ALCS yesterday. That should be a painful reminder that this series is far from over. Just watching some of that game and the breaks the Sox got back then I just knew that that series was turning. Matusi with the bases loaded in the 6th crushes a line drive from Pedro that just hung up long enough for Trot Nixon to get it before it hit the ground. And of course, Tony Clark’s shot in the 9th inning that bounced into the seats in right field that prevented Sierra from scoring the go ahead run.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      The 2009 Yankees would sweep the ALCS from the 2004 Yankees in 3 games.

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

      Anyone see MLB Network ran game 5 of the 2004 ALCS yesterday. That should be a painful reminder that this series is far from over.

      No, it shouldn’t.

      The 2009 Yankees: Not the 2004 Yankees

    • yankeegirl49

      I am not sure why a Yankee fan would want to see that game yesterday.

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

        Exactly. Why would a Yanks fan EVER want to see it again?

    • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

      They aired Game 7 of the 2003 ALCS just before Saturday’s game…what’s your point?

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

        That game was worth watching. Game 5 of the 2004 ALCS is such a downer, you have to be a masochist or a BoSox fan to want to see it again.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    I’m going back on my word and voting a 10. There is no stopping this team. They’ve played like absolute garbage (minus the pitching) the past 2 games and still managed to beat the 2nd-best team in baseball. The 3 other teams might as well go home now.

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

      Brains and beauty… you’re the total package.

  • dkidd

    i was at an 8

    then i punched that 8 in it’s face and it fell down and became bruised infinity

    i’m going to the park today. are people meeting up?

  • Jon

    Does anyone know if they are going to do this for tomorrows game as well? I planned to go to the Hard Rock at the stadium and watch the game.

    Ive actually never been to the Hard Rock, do i need to call in advance and make reservations or what?

  • Rey22

    Seriously, how annoying do you have to be to come into the website and vote a 1. C’mon…

    10!

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Red Sox fans or Yank haters. Whatever.

      But the 5′s are annoying. They have to be Yankee fans because a troll would not vote that high. Honestly if they are a 5 then the Pirates must be -1000.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a Ridiculous Upside
      • yankeegirl49

        That is one of my fave movies ever..and that is my fave scene!

    • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

      People think it’s funny. Most people over the age of 12 don’t.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

    I’m going to the Stadium. Who’s coming with me?

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

      So far, you, me, pollo, and kimonizer.

      • Andy in Sunny Daytona

        Throw some picture up after the game. I’ll take some of my living room, they won’t be as exciting, but you will get to see the alligator skin rug. It’s not the most comfortable rug to lay on, but its a nice conversation piece.

        • Mike Pop

          Lol. Wow.

          • Andy in Sunny Daytona

            It’s tough to vacuum too.

  • http://kyivpost.img.com.ua/img/forall/a/355/5.jpg Rose

    Interesting Fact: Alex Rodriguez is 5 for 15 against Weaver with 4 home runs. Robinson Cano is 6 for 15 off Weaver with a triple. Although everybody else is pretty bad against him…

  • JSquared

    Wow, Aj Pierzynski is an even bigger loser than i thought…

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime

      Not sure how this is on topic, but what’d he do now?

      • Sam P.

        Did he vote a “1″ in the confidence poll or something?

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

          ietcvm

        • Amy

          +1

  • pollo

    Oh for all that’s going to the stadium:

    I called the stadium up to see if we can bring backpacks/laptop bags (my gf wanted to bring her backpack and I wanted to bring my laptop since were coming from the NYPL) and they said they’re treating this as a playoff game so NO BACKPACKS OR LAPTOP BAGS.

    Just a little fyi in case any of you are coming from work bringing a messenger bag or something.

  • Mike Pop

    Four hours and fifty-three minutes.

  • http://www.twitter.com/MatthewHarris84 Matt H. :: Sec105

    I voted a 9.

    Also, who’s going today, I’m starting to lean towards it…wonder if stan’s will be open pregame?

  • vin

    I’m 6 wins away from a 10. I’ve been at a 9 since August.

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

    I voted 10 again this week. You have to like how the 2009 Yanks win late and often, even when they haven’t played exceptionally well.

    I have to believe that the offense in going to come alive between now and the end of the World Series (even though they’re facing much better pitching, on average, than in the regular season). When that happens, combined with the excellent pitching we’ve been witnessing, LOOK OUT! We are going to see some blow outs.

    I don’t believe it’s a forgone conclusion that the Yanks will win it all (with all due respect to tsjc et. al. that keep telling us that) and, in general, don’t believe that any squad is a “team of destiny” or fated to win. But I can’t remember a Yankee team that has such a “will to win” or strong belief that they are never out of a game.

    Today’s game is going to be a great test of the Yankees mettle. I can’t wait until the first pitch this afternoon.

    • http://ryanhandt.blogspot.com/ handtius

      This.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Just read this:

    “Chew on this nugget: When the Yankees are tied after seven innings — that’s TIED, not AHEAD — their record is a big, fat 17-0.

    17 AND ZERO.”

    I’d really love to know how many, if any, teams have been perfect when tied after 7 innings.

    • Mike HC

      sick stat

  • tim randle

    voted a 10. 17-0 is a very telling stat.

    as an ugly aside, i missed a few days of RAB, and my feet hurt because of it.

    a comment i needed to make:

    Mike Nitabach says:
    October 16th, 2009 at 6:39 pm
    [Unread Comment]

    Do you sing the national anthem and GBA when you go to the movies?

    Yes Mike, I have sung the national anthem about 20 times at movies, and THOUSANDS if not tens of thousands of others sing the national anthem at every movie they see.

    their called members of the united state military. i guess you arent one, because then you would have known the national anthem is played at the beginning of every movie showed at every official movie theater–where your post be fort stewart, 29 palms, giebelstadt, camp cedar, or FOB speicher, you want to see a movie, you sing the song.

    many, many servicemembers appreciate the singing of the national anthem at sports events, and when moments of silence are offered in the their support. many dont care, although while i dont know that i know any that are offended, i’m sure there are a few–the military is a pretty good cross-section of our country’s demographic.

    play ball!

    • Stormrider6

      Hooah!

  • Riddering

    Take a look at the results so far.

    Positive posse is taking over.

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