Oct
29

World Series Game Two Spillover Thread VI

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Brett Gardner should stick to running.

Three more, Mo.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Jay

    Ok Mo, let’s end this bitch.

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

    M:)

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

      crap.

      Mo!

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

    It’s a save situation so this should be game.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    and people were calling the radio and including hosts all wanted Gardner to start instead of Hair Jr.

  • Will

    Up and at them!

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

      -UP AND AT THEM!!!
      -Up and atom.
      -UP AND AT THEM!!!

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

        IETC.

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

          I was not elected to READ, I WAS ELECTED TO LEAD!!!

  • Johnny

    NOT ripping on Gardner.

    But, anybody think he’s ever hit .285 or have an OBP of .355 or so.

    Or at least be a pesky tough out?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      You could look it up.

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

      Yes. I think Gardner can be a pesky and tough out.

      Hairston can be a peskier and tougher out.

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

      I think he can hit 260-280ish.

      The thing about him, imo, is he isn’t a good (natural) hitter.

      Half of those hits would be outs for most players(infield hits). While obviously it is good that he can get those hits, it’s a negative anytime a man is on base. His speed is minimized when a guy is on 1st. Yeah he won;t hit into a dp but he will often hit into a FC.

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

    Three more outs!

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Can KLong take Gardner to the Dominican Republic for a swinging winter school this offseason?

  • E-ROC

    That changeup to Grit was nasty though.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Seriously now, Jack Bauer needs to die and stay dead.

    • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

      The city of Los Angeles once named a street after Jack Bauer in gratitude for his saving the city several times. They had to rename it after people kept dying when they tried to cross the street. No one crosses Jack Bauer and lives.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Can’t wait for 24 to start..

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

      … not sucking? Is that where you were going with that?

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I wish they’d make another Wire season. 24? Eh, it was okay about a decade ago.

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

        24? Eh, it was okay about a decade ago.

        (thinks about that for a minute)

        Yeah, I’m still not seeing it, chief.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I was a kid. I liked spies. Have you seen The Wire, Tommie?

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

            The Wire: Good
            24: Bad

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    3 more outs and the series is tied up. Yankee fans all over the world will get off their ledges

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

      No, they’ll still be on them.

    • AJ

      Yanks fans will stay on the ledge until they hoist the trophy.

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

        I don’t even know if that will do it.

        They’ll say we got lucky and won’t possibly repeat. That the Red Sox should be the 2010 favorites.

        The capacity of the modern Yankees fan to hate on his own team in the clear face of greatness is unparalleled.

    • Accent Shallow

      No reason for them to be on the ledges in the first place. CC was good, Lee was better. Shit happens.

  • ansky

    huh? the guy from Slumdog Millionaire is on 24?

  • Vinny the Bull

    You all expect Gardy to not be rusty, with only four total postseason at-bats? Incredible.

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

      He probably would’ve done that anyway, haha.

    • Jim

      Same people who are crying over Arod’s rough 2 games. Let ‘em be.

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

        No one is crying about them. We’re making observations. No one is saying he sucks. No one is saying he’s a bum. He’s had a bad two games and we’re attempting to point out why. He’s expanding his own zone and trying to pull outside pitches. He will not be successful if he does that.

        • Jim

          On the last thread there were at least 4 comments ripping him. Saying “I know he got us to the world series but still” doesn’t excuse the fact that you’re ripping a guy who was our entire offense for 9 games.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          In fairness, most aren’t attempting to point out why. They’re just shouting (as much as one can shout on a message board). A few have made observations, but you can’t say that a lot of the comments here haven’t just been rants.

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

            I’m definitely in the category of the former, mostly ’cause I’m awesome at life.

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Incredible is the similarity at the plate between rusty Gardner and playing every day Gardner.

  • AJ

    I can’t wait for Mo to shut the door here.

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

    Shut these fucks down, Mo.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    About time we get a good call.

  • Arman Tamzarian

    Golden Shower for Howard!

  • ansky

    2 more.

  • Reggie C.

    Bye Howard.

  • Salty Buggah

    Brad Lidge getting loose? That’s a shot at Mo!

    Sit down Ryan!

  • PsiFighter37

    Both A-Rod and Howard are stinkin’ it up with these Ks. So much for the big sluggers.

  • cjc

    ryan howard what a bust

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

    Sit down v 4.

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

    Golden Sombrero’d

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

    Teo more!!!

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

      *two

  • Johnny

    what did howard say?

    • mike c

      F##K

  • Derby

    I love how Fox shows Mos blown saves

    • Derby

      C’mon 1 more out

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

    Werth was trying to hit that one back to Philly.

  • The Only Yankee Fan in Nebraska

    Oh, of course Joe Buck….Ryan Howard just got screwed!

    Poor poor Phillies!! WAAAAAAAAAAA

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Looks like Howard has been…handled.

    *Girardi slips on sunglasses*

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

      WE WON’T GET FOOLED AGAIN
      DUNNNNNNNNNNNN-DUN-DUN
      DUNNNNNNNNNNNN-DUN-DUN

  • Jim

    Joe Buck: Straight fastballs do not go around the plate. And that outside pitch has been a strike all day/night for everyone who’s been on that mound.

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Ryan really shouldn’t cuss. Kids are watching!

  • charlespoet

    god i hate the douche bags on faux

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

    Michael Clarke Duncan should shave his playoff beard. It’s unlucky.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Ryan Howard and Pumbaa: Separated at birth?

  • adeel

    Go MO!

    I live in South Jersey and went to the fieldhouse bar in Philly to watch the game… No RAB’ers there….. real disapointing. There were only two other people who had a yankee hat on in a sea of red. =`(

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      Bummer. How was the taylor ham and karaoke?

      • CT Yankee

        ietc

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

        We don;t fuck with taylor ham in NJ. Straight pork roll son. Get that shit right.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I’m from Jersey. It riles everyone up when I call it that. That’s why I say it.

      • adeel

        no karaoke or ham. It was a REALLY GOOD sports bar, just noone from RAB (there was a post a few days ago that said 15 people were going to be there)

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          Jokes aside, sorry to hear that. At least the venue was solid. I’ve been itching for a good stabbing lately. Maybe I’ll take the train to Philly sometime soon.

          • adeel

            The philly fans were actually pretty nice, and some of them were pretty hot. The waitresses were smokin.

            It was the Yankee fans that were there… just didn’t do it for me.

  • HolyGhostClaw

    Girardi should bring in Hughes to really show that he still has confidence in the young righty!

  • Salty Buggah

    Utley must go through a bottle of gel each day

  • ansky

    Chase Utley has the Pat Riley thing down COLD!

    • Alex S

      too much grease in both of their hair

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

      TCWA.

  • Alex S

    1 more

  • The Only Yankee Fan in Nebraska

    LET’S SHUT IT DOWN MO!

  • yankees=warriors

    Yeah, the normal Mo again.
    Easy inning~

  • Accent Shallow

    One more if it’s not too much trouble, Mo.

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Chase Utley: Ian McShane’s long lost illegitimate son?

  • Klemy

    I don’t think it’ll ever sink in just how good Mo is, even after he enters the Hall of Fame.

  • Bob C

    1 MORE!!!!

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

    Woot! Go Mo!

  • Accent Shallow

    One of the many things I like about Mo: his cutter seems to maintain its velocity better than fastballs of a similar speed.

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

    Dammit. Alright, Mo. End it.

  • Klemy

    Ugh.

  • Bob C

    tits mcgee

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

      ARE YOU GONNA DENY THESE PEOPLE THE NEWS BECAUSE I HAVE BREASTS?

      EXQUISITE BREASTS?

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

    Pardon my hate.

    Grit plays too damn shallow.

    That is all.

  • Will

    Man, don’t usually see bloop doubles to the gap like that.

  • Johnny

    stairs sucks

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Kill the fatty!

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

    No pinch runner for Ibanez?

    • CT Yankee

      Why he does not matter

  • Girardi out to the mound

    How is this interesting?

    Matt Stairs sucks and Mo is well Mo

  • Reggie C.

    Matt Stairs looks ready to keel over. help him out Mo!

  • Accent Shallow

    It’s up . . . Stairs.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Mo is tired.

    • Johnny

      tired of being awesome

      • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

        tired of the Phillies’ weak shit

    • Justin R.

      Your shtick is tired.

  • Clemson Rob

    Strike the Walrus out!

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

    Come on, Mo! Get it done!

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

    Way to go Mo! Thank Mo we got the good AJ tonight. Great win Yankees!!!!!

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

    FINISH HIM!

  • HolyGhostClaw
  • Salty Buggah

    Yankees WIN!!!!!!

  • yankees=warriors

    Done!

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

    WS = tied.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Take this shiet into the enemy territory!

  • E-ROC

    well……that was interesting. lol.

  • Accent Shallow

    Yay Mo! Yay win! Yay tied WS!

  • bobtaco

    Down goes the Canadian Walrus…

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    That got way too scary there.

    • Jackson

      It did?

  • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

    Start spreading the news.

  • adeel

    god has spoken

  • Bob C

    FUCK Ya

  • Alex S

    we’ll see you in Philly

  • ansky

    Everyone can come in from off the ledge now its a series again LOL

  • ACC

    MO!

  • Will

    Oof, maybe he should be high fiving with his other arm at this point.

  • CT Yankee

    That was awesome but we pretty much admitted we have no bridge to mo

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      Mo is the bridge to Mo. It’s a tautology. Don’t worry about it.

      • Greg G.

        I laughed.

      • arosen15

        Thats hysterical!

  • RKelly39

    Matt Stairs is terrible. Why do the announcers hype him so much?

    Thaaaah Yankees Wiin!

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      But… but… narrative!

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    YANKEES WIN.

    Mo is God.

    Jeter threw his intangibles under the bus.

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      He was very un-Jeterian. Total aberration.

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

    Can we discuss how awesome A.J. was tonight?

    • yankees=warriors

      Second that.

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        Story of my life.

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          Each day A.J. can foil the plans of NoMaas is a good day.

          • pollo

            Sensei needs to respect the cock. Aj tamed the cunt.

  • Brazilian Yankee

    Great finish. Great game. Great win.

    We split the first 2 games with no offense to speak of. Just imagine what we can do when the offense shows up. Let’s hope they do on the next game.

  • Joker, The

    Woooooooooooooo!

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

    Can’t we just play Game 3 now? Off days suck!

  • cjc

    new series best of 5 see ya in Philly

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Well, this game was totally different than how I expected it to turn out, but still, it was great.

    Parting shot: If there’s ever been a good time to lobby for instant replay, it’s yesterday now.

  • Esteban

    Mosanna in the Highest!

  • ansky

    Wow…did we just win??? I cant tell since Fox just went to commercial talking about how great Pedro was and showing the highlights.

  • Jim

    Woooooooooo Mariano. Woooooooooooo AJ. Wooooooo > 1 run! Wooooo win!

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

    So much fun to beat Pedro, prima donna, Martinnez. He hasn’t won a single game in 5 years at Yankee Stadium (old and new) since he said he would wake up the Bambino and drill him in the ass.

    I love it.

  • Salty Buggah

    This ain’t no Jonathan Broxton Phillies! This is the Hammer of God!

  • YankeeScribe

    Great win. I totally didn’t expect a pitchers duel but I’m glad “good” AJ showed up

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

    YES Yankee Post Game just started.

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Prediction: series moving to Philly wakes up the Yankees’ Numbah 1 road warrior.

  • yankees=warriors

    I’m dreading the move to their park…cause I HATE those stupid towels!!!

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      and no DH!

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

      They’ll come in handy to soak up the tears.

      And urine.

      • yankees=warriors

        LOL, good one~

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    A.J. just bossed tonight.

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

      + a lot

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    A.J. next to Rosenthal is killing me. I’m crying right now.

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      I’m disappointed he said ‘funnest’

      • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

        I don’t know. The more A.J. drawls and ravages the English language, the more I find him appealing.

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          Haha.

          Nice.

        • JMK aka The Overshare

          I have flashbacks from Deliverance whenever AJ speaks.

  • ansky

    What is up with Karros’s hair? Is he running for office?

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

    Ken Rosenthal has to be even shorter than Pedroia – Look at him next to AJ in the interview. Looks like he’s standing in a hole.

  • Lanny

    I dont think you will hear anyone doubt the Burnett signing again. No more calls for Lowe or anything like that.

    Power pitching and hit n miss stuff wins in Oct.

  • Jorgie Juiced One

    I hate to put a damper on this victory. But I’ve noticed something for the first time with Mo, starting with his AB to Vlad Guerrero in LCS. It seems that instead of doing his usual pounding inside to hitters, and also showing them away, Mo is actually pitching to stay away from hitter’s power. Every pitch (in so far as I can recall) to Utley in the 8th was away. And, to my utter surprise, all 3 pitches to Ibanez were outside. If this is a trend based on “scouting reports” or some such nonsense, it needs to stop. Mo has dominated lefties (especially) on the inside part of the plate for 15 years. This is not the time to go away from that.

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

      Interesting observation.

    • Accent Shallow

      He busted Stairs inside, and Stairs’ power is second to none.

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

        He’s fun to watch in BP. All he does it try to to pull homers, screw working on his swing.

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          Heh. Like a kid at the park just playing hr derby.

      • Jorgie Juiced One

        It’s not that he’s doing it to every hitter but there is a pattern in certain ABs that I’ve noticed. If this is the case, it would be overmanaging/scouting at its worst. I hope I’m wrong and realize that the evidence is somewhat limited at this point.

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    Mark Grace is so weird with interviews. Just constantly tapping on their backs.

    • http://www.facebook.com/dougchu Doug

      He’s a little handsy.

      • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

        If he did that to me, I just tell him he has to buy me a drink or three first.

  • Girardi out to the mound

    Do we have to hear about the “return on their investment” everytime the Yankees win? Do Buck and McCarver realize players other than the Yankees get paid to play baseball as well?

    • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

      Lol at this.

      So true.

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

    Yo Pedro I’m really happy and imma let you finish but the Yankees been your daddy for a long time!

    /Kanye’d

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

    Man I missed the FOX postgame interview.

    They interviewed Aj? what did he have to say?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Rosenthal was so far away A.J. couldn’t hear him.

      • Greg G.

        +1

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

      He said it was the “funnest” time he’s had in baseball.

  • bonestock94

    I love you AJ, no homo. He just earned his contract with a must win. Yanks can take 2/3 in Philly with Pettitte vs Hamels and CC vs Fat Joe. You never know in sports though.

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

      Fuck it. Let’s just take 3 of 3 and celebrate in Philly.

      /Yankees can take the secret tunnel to the Holiday Inn
      /Always Sunny’d

      • bonestock94

        If things go like they should and we get end of the regular season cliff, you never know.

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

        I’m disappointed no fellow Always sunny fans stepped up on this comment. wtf!

  • Vandy
  • MikeD

    Is that a bug on Michael Kay’s shoulder?

  • DSFC

    I feel good, really good. The bats are going to wake up in a big way against Hamels.

  • DreDog

    Serious questions. Do you think Girardi’s moves helped? hurt? null?

    I don’t know. I had no problem with sitting Swish. I hoped Jorge would start but he still had a huge knock. Whaddya think?

    • bonestock94

      Null. I put Swish or Hinske in for Gardner though.

    • DSFC

      Well, Hairston had a hit – not that it mattered. Thanks, umps!

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

        Gardner came in to run for him and scored. Hairston’s hit mattered.

        • DSFC

          ah, hell, wrong inning. I’m not even old and my memory is already going…

      • TheLastClown

        It mattered. It started the rally in the 7th that chased Pedro, and it was the run that Jorge drove in.

        • TheLastClown

          Didn’t mean to parrot you Matt.

          /in need of refreshment’d

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

      My honest answer?

      Impossible to tell.

      Molina had a big snap throw and AJ had a sick game.

      Hairy had a big hit late.

      Bottom line(the line that some people tend to miss when criticizing Joe), the Yankees won. Joe’s move couldn’t have hurt too much, dubya up in this bitch.

    • steve (different one)

      i think he gets a B for both moves. C for the thought process, but an A for the results. average ‘em.

      Molairston were 1-4 with a walk, a run, a pick-off, and numerous blocks of pitches in the dirt.

      i think both moves paid off, though i would have kept Swish in there myself.

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

    Pop’s in heaven, huh?

  • Hova

    Watching Manuel on MLBHD. This dude is probably hilarious when he’s got 10 shots of Jameson in him.

  • Esteban

    Girardi on Yes: He really likes saying “extremely important”

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    I don’t want to spoil the fun of the “Who’s Your Daddy” chants, but let’s also tip our caps to Pedro. First, I don’t understand why everyone hates Pedro. I like the guy. Second, he pitched a really good game. He kept hitters off balance and got a lot of strikeouts.

    He was essentially Sabathia yesterday, while Burnett was Lee yesterday. Great win.

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

      I hate Pedro because he hit our players intentionally.

      He pitched a great game today. No doubt.

      • DSFC

        bingo. He was a headhunter for years.

    • adeel

      don’t agree with the first part, +100000 on the second part.

      Don’t buy into his press conference fiasco, he knows who he is and what’s up.

      Seriously, as a person I might actually like him if I met him; but I hate him as a pitcher.

    • arod11

      Are you kidding me.. Why does everyone hate pedro have you been alive for the last 15 years.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        I’m 12 and what is this?

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

      I’ll tell you why I hate him. I lived in Boston for twenty years as a Yankee fan. I follow the Red Sox as closely as I follow the Yankees.

      Pedro is an arrogant, cocky in sufferable bastard. Part of it is personality . . . the rest is selfishness. He puts himself before the team. He created a furor in Boston about whether Schilling or Pedro was the $1 starter. he would skip all star games or arrive late from the all star break or to spring training. He created dissension in the clubhouse.

      He made very cocky remarks regarding the Babe with his “drill him in the ass” comments.

      Did you see his demeanor as he walked off tonight?

      He is just not a likeable guy.

      Is that enough reason for you? I got more if you need it.

      • DreDog

        I’d like more. Sounds like good stuff.

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

          You love that dirt???

          • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

            I’d take that guy in his prime on my team(all those problems or not) any day.

            But I agree, that’s not cool if all that is true.

            But when he walked off the mound and laughed tonight, I didn’t have a huge problem with it. Ya, the team was down but when you’re getting booed by all these Yankees fans, that could bring back memories from the Red Sox and just make you laugh or smile.

            • TheLastClown

              For sure, I loved it. I was squirming with ooey gooey nostalgia.

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

              I agree that he was incredibly dominat when he was with the Sox although the Yanks got to him in his last three years.

              I’ll give him credit again. His post game interview on YES right now is unusally humble and respectful for him. Almost classy.

              But back to the the stuff. In his interview two days ago he said he might be the most influential player ever to paly at Yankee Stsdium.

              I admit it’s possible that some of it is a language problem. But mostly it’s his selfish, arrogant nature that makes him so intoerable to so many fans.

              • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

                I enjoyed his parenting lesson.

                • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

                  and how he said he would be a king if on the yankees.

                  That’s why I like the guy. Lol at him.

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

                  I love to hate him. I am very intense on this issue becuase, livinig in the Boston area for so long, I got toally sick and tired of hearing about him and his antics everyday on local sports radio when there were so many other real stories. Believe it or not, a lot of Red Sox fams felt the same way and were glad to see him go to the Mets. I think the Sox front office made the right decision.

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

          His post game interviews in 2003 and 2004 after games with the Yankees were incredibly bad. He always acted like he should have won when he didn’t.

          Then after several humiliating losses he came up with the Yankees are my Daddy comment.

          He treatened to quit the BoSox and sit under under Mango tree.

          He constantly complanied that the BoSox front office didn’t respect him.

          He more or less shot his way out of town when he left for the Mets. He constantly complained about everything.

          I sitll have more if you need it.

          • TheLastClown

            He’s not the only player, though, who had similar things to say re: Red Sox FO.

            Mo Vaughn, Manny, Nomar come to mind.

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

              True – And there were other circumstances surrounding each of those players.

              Pedro made a mess whne he was very vocal about the BoSox picming up his $17 million option a year early. Why would any sane tema pickup an expensive option a year early. RIDICULOUS. Then he says he gets no respect form the team.

              • TheLastClown

                No doubt. He’s a Pedro-donna for sure. I was just saying that the FO has had grievances raised agianst it by others.

                Maybe he had some legitimate gripes at times, and handled it like a capricious jerk?

                I’m not talking about that option example, though, that’s, as you say, REEEEEEEEDICKULUSS@

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

                  Agreed. I am trying to be fair . . . but I really can’t come up with anything that Pedro could complain about except that he really didn’t watn the BoSox to pick up his one year option. He REALLY wanted a four year extension a year before the option took place (even more REEEEdiculous) which the Sox wouldn’t evn discuss. That was the root of his unhappiness and complaints.

                  Then the rest of the prima donna immature behavior got worse.

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

        And . . . BTW . . . I was very impressed with his pitching tonight and against the Dodgers after coming back from surgery. He doesn’t have his 95 mph fastball anymore but he pitches like he does. Heck of a job by hom.

      • TheLastClown

        I’m not fan of the BoSox, but I don’t think Schilling or Pedro are $1 pitchers.

        • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

          Heh.

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

          lol Obviously a typo . . . #1 pitchers.

          • TheLastClown

            Yeah, just being semantical. :)

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

              I know – it was funny.

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Okay, I’ll respond to Bob, though you all seem to have good points. I should have been more clear with my statement. I understand why he’s disliked. He’s aggressive, brash, cocky, selfish. I kind of like that. He’s the guy you want to root against. He’s the ultimate villain and it’s great entertainment. That’s what this is ultimately, right?

        I see him as the ultimate competitor and as a Yankee fan, I want to see forceful personalities with immense talent and guile. He has that at any age.

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

          I agree he is a competitor and controversial and it amkes for great fun. But look at him compared to , oh let’s pick Schilling.

          Schilling was less selfish, less arrogant and yet every bit as competitive and controversial. I like Schilling. He had a lot more class.

          Pedro was a petualnt little baby the entire time he was in Boston. He was talked about almost eveyday all year round on WEEI and written about in the Globe and Herald. He was a very negative energy drain on the entire BoSox team.

          I call into question his SELFISHNESS more than anything else.

          • TrueGrit

            schilling and class??? barf…take it from a phils fan…the 93 series with a towel over his head showing up his teammate mitch williams whos out there trying to get him a save??

            schillings as arrogant as it gets…

            former gm of the phils famously said “every fifth day he’s a horse, the other four he’s a horses ass”

            pedro pitched well enough to win but burnett dominated…phils dont like to win game 2′s…theyre 11-1 last two post-seasons at home…cant wait to see what the phaithful has in store for mr. rodriguez.

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

              THAT WAS MY POINT. Pedro is even more intolerable than Schilling!!

          • arosen15

            SCHILLING IS CLASSIER? HAve you heard him call into radio shows, really?>

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

              Yes – I listened to WEEI in Boston everyday for twenty years.

          • JMK aka The Overshare

            The major difference between the two is Shilling doesn’t have an energetic, engaging personality. He’s somehow kind of a boring for a guy who stirs the pot as much as he does.

            I’m not going to dispute that Pedro is very selfish, arrogant and showy. Far more than Schilling. I don’t want any modicum of class. I want that ruthless, childish, insanely talented and selfish individual. That’s exactly why I like the guy. Also, Martinez was much better than Schilling, who was a great pitcher.

            I also like Ty Cobb, Barry Bonds, Shoeless Joe (though many contest that he cheated), Pete Rose. I make no illusions that most of these people are not good role models and probably have serious personality defects. I’m okay with that. Anyone who looks up to professional athletes/musicians/actors is a fool. This is a sport and one that predicates on entertainment. Pedro is easily one of the best at both. I care more about those things than I do about some nice guy that’s good, not great, and generates no controversy.

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

              ALL VERY GOOD POINTS. I completely agree.

              Jeter is the anti-Pedro. Most boring interview ever. I admit I’d rather watch a Pedro interview than a Jeter interview.

              But I love hating him.

    • TheLastClown

      I stopped hating Pedro when he became a Met, but bouncing Zim’s pretty low, no matter what he said ’bout ‘is momma.

      Total hat tip on tonights pitching performance though. I found myself smiling, actually, at being able to have the Yanks face Pedro on his game in the Bronx once (maybe twice?) more.

      You saw him grinning as he exited the game right? With all the raucus cheering? Classic.

  • arod11

    Did anyone see Manuel’s interview half the questions were on how the Phillies were screwed by calls

    • JMK aka The Overshare

      I bet Matsui thought it was just a Japanese game show chuckle-fest. Move along…

      • JMK aka The Overshare

        Reading comprehension fail. Thought you said Matsui. I need to stop drinking.

  • Alex S

    AJ has kids?

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

      Burnett? Yeah, a few. The Pisces symbol he has tattooed on his left hand is for one of them. I’m pretty sure his oldest son is named AJ Jr.

    • yankees=warriors

      Yeah, 2 sons.
      And his wife is hot!

  • http://twitter.com/hopjake Jake H

    First to 3 now. I’m hoping the O takes this approach and crushes Hamels on Saturday.

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

    Ha AJ got his kids on the podium with him. Man that’s sick.

  • http://twitter.com/mikepop1027 Mike Pop

    Burnett no like being called a cheerleader.

    • TheLastClown

      He doesn’t care, he’s feeling damn good right now.

      Props to your boy. What a game.

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

      Ha for real, “You had your arm in a sling if I’m not mistaken but you were a great cheerleader on that Marlins team.”

      WTF kind of shit is that?

      • DreDog

        He should have said, “go get your f*cking shine box.” That might have been more subtle.

  • TheLastClown

    Your word, A.J., is funnest.

    Funnest. Could you use it in a sentence?

    “The funnest I’ve ever had on the baseball field.”

    Funnest. F-U-N-N-E-S-T. Funnest.

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

      I don’t know why you’re making a big deal, it’s a perfectly cromulent word.

      • TheLastClown

        A noble spirit embiggens the smallest man.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    I am living in Philly and I have to listen to their fans drunken revelry in the streets after they win. Listening to their whining and crying after we win makes the victory doubly sweet.

    • Dave G

      Indeed. I am down in the Italian Market, look at their river of tears. The Phillies have lost game 2 in each of their series, btw.

  • Girardi out to the mound

    Tex has struggled this postseason, but you really can not be made at him because he sure has made his hits count.

    On another note though, do you think Hairston starts tomorrow after having some success tonight or does Joe go back to Swish?

    • Salty Buggah

      Maybe. Hairston will start in the simulated game tomorrow. I think Swish starts on the road on Saturday

      • Girardi out to the mound

        Alright calling me out for my mistake. Who do you guys think starts on Saturday?

        • Salty Buggah

          Hah, no I was just joking around. That’s why I added I think Swish starts on Saturday because he mashes on the road and if Girardi goes by the book again, he will definitely start.

          • Girardi out to the mound

            Ha, yeah figured you were joking. I would say Swish gets the start also, but I also was completely shocked when I saw him on the bench for today’s game. I think Joe must have really seen something that showed him Swish is just completely lost and not going through a little slump.

      • toad

        What time zone are you in?

  • TheLastClown

    Pedro didn’t feel good tonight.

    He hasn’t had enough orange juice & hugs.

    He also might want to lay off the mushrooms shopping for jackets.

  • aje

    Ugh, I hate the Pedro post-game rants. I thought we were over this nonsense.

    • TheLastClown

      You know what though? Think of it, if he was a Yankee, not Red Sox, in his post-Expo career, he’s right.

      He would be a king in NY.

      Probably the biggest Yankee-killer Starting Pitcher that I’ve gotten the chance to watch.

      It was a pleasure beating Pedro at his best tonight, even though he says he was sick.

      I couldn’t help breaking out into a grin after I got done yelling at Jeter looking at that 87mph “fastball” at the knees on the quickpitch.

  • Girardi out to the mound

    Please tell me someone else just heard the end of Pedro’s press conference

    • adeel

      it was beautiful, weird, and makes me dislike him more.

      • Girardi out to the mound

        I could not help but laugh

  • JMK aka The Overshare

    Joe Girardi: Cooking by the book. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tp7tc9Moqk0 (NSFW)

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

    Ken Singleton was right. Alex is expanding his zone and falling behind.

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

      Not that I disagree with you or my boy Kenny.

      Just don’t put too much into 2 games. Yesterday sucked for most of our hitters. Today Alex fouled a ton of pitches straight back, just missed em.

      He gonna kill it in Philly, you can write that shit down.

  • ansky

    saw Pedro’s postgame interview…WTF was up with that blazer? is he getting fashion advice from Craig Sager?