Apr
04

Game One: Opening Night

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The last time the Yankees played in a game that mattered, they walked off the field as World Champions. Following an offseason of trades and free agent signings, plus a Spring Training completely devoid of major controversy, the boys in pinstripes are ready to step out onto the field to defend that World Championship. The 2010 season isn’t going to wait around for any drama, it’s kicking things off with a good ol’ fashioned Yankees-Red Sox matchup in Fenway Park the night before the other 28 teams play their first games.

The new season means a new beginning, and all of that magic from 2009 will have to be recreated. We don’t know if CC Sabathia will be able to ward off his April demons, but we know he’s the guy we want on the mound in October. We don’t know who’s going to pitch the almighty eighth inning, but there’s about three or four guys out in the bullpen that we’re comfortable seeing out there. We don’t know if this is the year that age catches up to Derek Jeter or Jorge Posada or Andy Pettitte or Mariano Rivera, but if it is, then damn, it sure has been one hell of a ride.

Here’s the first lineup of the new season…

Derek Jeter, SS
Nick Johnson, DH
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Jorge Posada, C
Curtis Granderson, CF
Nick Swisher, RF
Brett Gardner, LF

And on the mound, the Villain from Vallejo, CC Sabathia.

First pitch is scheduled for 8:05pm ET, and the game is being broadcast nationally on ESPN2. If you’re in the NY area though, that broadcast is being blacked out and we’ll have to watch on YES. Same deal if you’re in enemy territory, NESN will have the game in New England.

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the 2010 season.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    Stoked.

  • bonestock94

    Woooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    LET’S GO YANKEES

    CLAP, CLAP, CLAP CLAP CLAP!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Starting to get jittery now.

    • bexarama

      I already drank like three seltzers and I’m still like OH GOD SPAZ OUT

  • Mike HC

    Really nailed the first game thread of the year. Short, sweet and dead on.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Nick Johnson in the #2 hole has me giddy. (TWSS)

  • Not The Rays

    DON’T HOLD YOUR BREATH IN THE OFFSEASON. IS TOO LONG.

    • Not The Rays

      Formatting fail. Punchline of joke. nevermind. go Yanks.

  • NYQ

    LETS GO!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    Let’s get it on motherf**ckers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Longo

    Even having to listen to Morgan and Miller can’t ruin this- so excited

    • NYQ

      Just wait until they continually talk about the Red Sox’s improved defense for the whole broadcast.

      • bexarama

        Big Papi is so clutch!

  • OldYanksFan

    “Here’s the first lineup of the new season”

    God… I hope we see this lineup 120 times or more.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Wicked psyched to be here. You guys ready to rent some CAHS?

  • Ben

    The quest for 28 begins! Lets get it going boys!

  • Barry

    Morgan talking about Ortiz, “They need Ortiz not to drive in runs, but to drive in big runs” douche….

    • Ivan

      I really miss Morgan’s idiotic comments, that means baseball is here…

  • Ivan

    I am so fuckin hyped rite now omg…

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H
    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      That’s amazing.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      Hahaha. Probably the greatest idea ever.

    • bexarama

      that person is my hero

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Best Halloween costume ever.

    • ShuutoHeat

      1 word: EPIC.

  • Joe D

    We Will Not Be Stopped

  • bexarama

    haha Mariano just said “internets”

    • ShuutoHeat

      Maybe he meant the inner netting they invented to line swim trunks….

  • Justin R.

    The Road to #28 starts tonight! I am pumped up!

  • Slappy White

    Still pissed at the schedule makers. They should have had to come to the Bronx and watch while the Yanks got the rings . Maybe theyll make em do it next year ……F*CK the SAWX

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      “F*CK the SAWX”

      F*CK ‘EM IN THE EAR

      /Goodfellas’d

    • I Wish I Was Swish

      I agree that it’s bs that we have to play on Boston after winning the ws, but it will be great handing the sox their first loss of the season.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I LOVE your handle.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          +VP

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So what are we thinking of Curry so far? He seems alright. His voice is a bit douchebaggy, but he’s been solid so far.

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

      I think he’s fantastic.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yeah, I’m gonna judge him harshly just because I miss Coney, but I’m sure he’ll be good.

  • http://www.pinstripepalace.blogspot.com Brien Jackson

    Thank Mo, it’s time for baseball!

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    When do the Red Sox raise the Nazi flag as a pennant?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    WE.
    WILL.
    NOT.
    BE.
    STOPPED.

    /bookend’d

  • Matt

    Schilling: “Mariano has been a top closer for almost two full decades now.”

    • bexarama

      ESPN announcers: We can’t wait to read Curt Schilling’s blog on ESPN Boston!
      My mom: Yes we f-cking can.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, wonderful.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        For all of the humor your mom has provided, that’s the best yet. Fantastic.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Last year, my mother sees V-Mart batting for the Sox and says “What’s he doing on the Sox? He’s not white.” She then scanned the Fenway crowd and said “Just like I thought…no black guys.”

          • bexarama

            this one musical note is designed to slowly drive me insane

            • bexarama

              reply fail :(

  • bexarama

    YES has the player introductions. There’s gonna be a lot of boos wooo!

    • bexarama

      huh, Mariano got a nice reception

      Joba got the most hostile reception so far =/

      • Accent Shallow

        Really hoping to see Joba throw at Youkilis again this year.

  • Slappy White

    Orsuckio couldnt bring himself to introduce us as THE WORLD CHAMPION NEW YORK YANKEES

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I can’t wait for this game!

  • ultimate913

    You heard that? Sergio MiGRE. Ha.

    • bexarama

      wasn’t it “Serdio”?

      Don’t run too hard Nick!!!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    I love the boos. booze too

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’d love for one of the players to just turn and wave like he would to home fans.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Tears taste so good.

  • Beamish

    Trying to figure out this damn VPN…

  • bexarama

    that was an interesting shot of Posada

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He was showing off for you, Bex.

    • Slappy White

      his salute to the Red Sox Nation (what a bunch of bullshit that is)…..Hank/d

  • Ivan

    Awww don’t Boo Teix Sox fans, Boo your owner for not signing him. By the way how is that Teix curse?

  • Not The Rays

    Big Ups to Travelling Secretary Jack McCormack!!!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    HAHA. Home PA guy can’t even get the names right.

  • dkidd

    sweet ponytail

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Exactly what I thought.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Tommie, make sure you click on the pics I posted above. Right up your alley.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I approve.

  • Souter Fell

    Let’s go boys. Time to do it again.

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    The boos are amazing. Boston is full of a bunch of bitter motherfuckers I guess.

  • bexarama

    lol Varitek is gonna get introduced in the reserves and I’m gonna laugh

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Think they boo Cameron out of habit?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Way to almost take out the cameraman, Hall.

  • dkidd

    nice ovation for lowell

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, I totally forgot about Hermida.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Going to suck rooting against Mike Cameron this year. I’ve been a long time fan.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      +2

      /speaking for TSJC’d

    • V

      My wife’s favorite non-Yankee.

  • dkidd

    why can’t the yanks get their rings tonight? that would be bad-ass

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    He has that C on his chest for a reason.

    Because he’s a pretentious piece of shit, who feels the need to let the world know he’s captain, after petitioning MLB to allow him to wear it?

    • Tank the Frank

      Very, very well done.

  • ShuutoHeat

    All the Bostonians on my facebook are already leaving me hostile messages on my wall…lol let the season begin!

  • WIlliam

    Why weren’t Hughes and Mitre introduced?

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

      Mitre was. Hughes is still in Tampa in Extended ST.

      • WIlliam

        Must have missed the Mitre thing.

        • bexarama

          that’s because they introduced him as “Serdio Meadray” or something like that

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I put most of my fandom aside when writing my Sox preview, but I had to take shots at Varitek. What an absolute douche. Oh, and how come he wasn’t vilified in the press when he was cheating on his wife, ala A-Rod?

    • bexarama

      because he AWOKE THE SLEEPING GIANT and “won a fight” with his mask on!!!!

  • bexarama

    oh my God this one organ note (brain leaks out)

    JD Drew batting seventh, behind Ortiz and Beltre, really makes no goddamn sense at all

  • Slappy White

    Is Pedro throwing first pitch ?

    • bexarama

      yup

      Kinda makes you wish Matsui was still around just to hit it out of the park for shits and giggles.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Haha, comment of the night.

      • ShuutoHeat

        Would be hilarious if Matsui popped out of no where, ran up to the batter’s box and ripped the first pitch into the stands. That would be epic.

        • dkidd

          pedro uses his first pitch to drill johnny pesky in the ribs

  • Brent

    Cano laughs at that line up.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Hello Everyone,
    fun begins ..#28

  • Mike HC

    Damn. Mike Cameron needs to mix in a salad or two. I would not be surprised to see his great range diminished carrying around that weight. He used to be chiseled as could be.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Hellooooo Keri.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Tommie: very aroused.

  • dkidd

    best “pyrotechnic display” ever

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    Why did they boo Youkillis? Is the crowd at Fenway a bunch of PETA members?

    Also, my sister said that Youkillis’ beard looks like a dead squirrel. Today is the day I can take pride in which I have sister’s who can marginally understand baseball.

    • bexarama

      they’re saying YOUUUUUUUK, not booing him

    • Mike HC

      they are saying “yoooooouuuuuuukkkkk,” not booing

      • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

        I did not know that.

        *DFAs’ self*

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      They were saying “YOOOOOOOUK”.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I was saying Boo-urns

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      they’re saying YOUUUUUUUK, not booing him

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

    Cut your damn hair Tex.

    • Brent

      Don’t mess with his flow, man.

  • WIlliam

    Who was the chick with Pesky? That was the best part of the opening ceremony.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Holy SHIT! The game’s on YES too!!!!!!!

  • bonestock94

    Why doesn’t espn just change its name to nesn already

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    You are not too confident about it if you have to announce that you r going to have pyrotechnic before it happens.

    On other note, Yankees had jets fly over GMS field for the first game of spring training..

  • bexarama

    this about killed me, Axisa (can I call you Axisa? Or am I now bannified?):
    http://twitter.com/mikeaxisa/status/11612777401

    • ShuutoHeat

      LOL.

  • http://www.thesportsshowlive.com/ JoeyH

    Anyone else’s YES feed crap out?

  • Slappy White

    never thought id say Kruks the only one with sense

    • jim p

      Yep. 8:02 and I’ve got a black screen.

      • jim p

        reply fail. someone said they lost their feed. 8:05 and I seem to be back.

  • bexarama

    this new YES Network intro is soooo dramatic

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    I’m watching Baseball tonight. Did anyone know that there is some sort of “Wall” in LF of Fenay? I think they refer to it as “The Monster.

    • jim p

      Yes. It makes fly balls that would not be homers in 26 parks into home runs.

  • WIlliam

    I have chills.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    HAHA! He said aura and mystique! HAHA! Wooo!

    • bexarama

      /building the brand’d

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Nice!!!

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    Bring it, bitches! Bring it.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    How the hell does ESPN hire both Nomar and Schilling within the span of like two weeks? Something tell me Captain America Varitek has a nice job waiting for him when he finally realizes that he can’t hit anymore.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Nah, he’ll get one with NESN ’cause he’s banging Heidi Watney.

    • WIlliam

      In other words, it will never happen.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        Yeah, everyone knows Mauer resigned in Minnesota because he realized he’s permanently blocked in Boston.

        • WIlliam

          I still can’t beleive the Sox captain is a bench player.

          • Ghost of Scott Brosius

            I really think they’re going to keep him there til they tire of Francona, and then they’ll just make him the manager. He won’t stop playing though- player/manager! Teh clutch!

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      If it helps at all, they also hired Aaron F#$%ing Boone.

      All three of them are rank idiots, though, so… whatevs.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        The amazing thing about the Boone hire is if that if he doesn’t hit that homerun, no way he gets a job like that. Boone is maybe the most classic example of right place, right time, perfect storm. And the subsequent injury and departure was almost like God saying there, you had your moment – hope you enjoyed it.

  • Cecala

    I am giddy like a school girl!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Here in Baltimore…M.Kay f’s up to start the season

    • Kyle

      Haha and it only took two minutes into the season

    • Esteban Loaiza

      I noticed that, rewinded, laughed, rewinded again to laugh some more, and then had to check here to see if anyone else noticed

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Very happy to have both Al and Kenny for opening night.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Is Tino not on regularly? I hope. What’s his deal?

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        And what’s the deal with airline peanuts?

  • bexarama

    did you guys hear the Red Sox are designed around pitching, defense, and run prevention this year?

  • Salty Buggah

    Let’s go bitches!

  • Dan

    WE’RE IN BALTIMORE!!! I love you Kay!

  • dkidd

    michael “baltimore” kay: wasting no time

  • Mister Delaware

    The little Herb Brooks speech kid was just out. This current Boston ownership has never met a gimmick it didn’t love.

  • WIlliam

    If I hear anymore of Beckett being an ace, I might explode. THE RED SOX ACE IS A GUY NAMED JOHN LESTER!!!!! Come on people, you’re killing me.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Did we have a season predictions column this year? No?

    AL East
    100-62 Yankees
    91-71 Red Sox
    85-77 Rays
    76-86 Orioles
    67-95 Blue Jays

    AL Central
    88-74 Twins
    86-76 White Sox
    83-79 Tigers
    73-89 Indians
    61-101 Royals

    AL West
    84-78 Angels
    82-80 Rangers
    81-81 Mariners
    77-85 A’s

    NL East
    90-72 Phillies
    86-76 Braves
    84-78 Marlins
    78-84 Nationals
    77-85 Mets

    NL Central
    90-72 Cardinals
    84-78 Brewers
    83-79 Cubs
    73-89 Reds
    70-92 Pirates
    69-93 Astros

    NL West
    92-70 Rockies
    90-72 Dodgers
    83-79 Giants
    77-85 Diamondbacks
    70-92 Padres

    Trades and junk:
    Starters
    Cleveland trades Jake Westbrook to the Brewers
    Cincinnati trades Bronson Arroyo to the Mariners
    Baltimore trades Jeremy Guthrie to the Phillies

    Relievers
    San Diego trades Heath Bell to the Braves
    Cleveland trades Kerry Wood to the Rangers
    Toronto trades Scott Downs to the Twins
    Arizona trades Chad Qualls to the Cardinals
    Toronto trades Jeremy Accardo to the Giants

    Position Players
    Toronto trades Lyle Overbay to the Giants
    Baltimore trades Luke Scott to the Mariners

    Discussed but ultimately not traded
    Adrian Gonzalez, Carlos Peña, Prince Fielder, Carl Crawford, Mike Lowell, Pat Burrell, Jose Guillen, David DeJesus, Cristian Guzman, Cliff Lee, Brandon Webb, Roy Oswalt, Ben Sheets, Jason Marquis, Aaron Harang, Gil Meche, Matt Capps, Octavio Dotel, Mike Gonzalez, Jonathan Papelbon

    Playoffs:
    AL
    Yankees over Angels 3-0
    Red Sox over Twins 3-2
    Yankees over Red Sox 4-1

    NL
    Phillies over Dodgers 3-2
    Cardinals over Rockies 3-2
    Cardinals over Phillies 4-3

    World Series
    Yankees over Cardinals 4-2

    Awards
    MVP
    AL-CentWAR Centaur™, NL-Troy Tulowitski
    Cy Young
    AL-Felix Hernandez, NL-Tim Lincecum
    ROY
    AL-Michael Brantley, NL-Jason Heyward
    Comeback Player
    AL-Travis Hafner, NL-Tim Hudson

    FWIW, my picks from last year:
    http://riveraveblues.com/2009/.....ent-319452
    /Anti-Perlman’d

    • bexarama

      at first I thought this was a “RATE MY FANTASY TEAM!!!!” post and I was gonna kill someone. But it’s not. ;) I can dig it!

    • Ivan

      You stole my WS picks you asshole….

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        FACT: I am the leading asshole in the state.

    • Accent Shallow

      None of your exact trades came true, but some of the players/prospects did get moved.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Are you getting the Herb Brooks kid?????

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    # Hey fans! Can the Yankees nail down a win?! Or will the Red Sox resurrect their winning ways?! Baseball! Easter! Jesus jokes! Next! about 9 hours ago via web

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    What in the fuck is “Segment 2?”

    • bexarama

      the sequel to Segment 1. Duhhhh

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I’m not sure, but people usually call me “Segment 9.5″, if that helps.

    • Tank the Frank

      What the fuck is juice?

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Fenway introductions went something like this:

    SS – Jeter
    DH – Nick Johnson
    1B – Mark Teixeira
    3B – Some Dominican
    2B – Another Dominican
    C – The Puertorican
    CF – The skinny Black guy
    RF – Nick Swisher
    LF – Brett Gardner
    and on the mound The big blck guy
    Play ball!!!

    • bexarama

      this is making me laugh really hard. Like “drfat” hard.

  • ShuutoHeat

    I hate that kid…

  • dkidd

    i missed this mohegan sun ad

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The blonde one looks like a professor of mine from junior year.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Kay is just full of fail tonight.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    HOLY SHIT THESE NEW GRAPHICS ARE AMAZING MY MIND IS BLOWN

  • Dela G

    let’s go yanks

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    HERE WE GO!!!! LOVE IT!

  • Ivan

    Annnnnnnnnnnnnnnnd..here we go.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /anti climactic’d

    • bexarama

      note to all umpires, let me remind you: if Nick Johnson looks at it it is *NOT* a strike

      • bexarama

        WHAT IS WITH ME AND THE REPLY FAILS AAAH

    • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

      There went my prediction for a leadoff homer from Jeter.

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

    Ooo fancy new scoreboard thingee.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I thought I was high. Am I high?

  • Mister Delaware

    Only pro of getting the NESN feed is that its dead overhead the pitcher.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Must be the start of the season, since Jeter just grounded the first pitch.

  • WIlliam

    Jeter is seriously on the decline.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Damn, i thought Mike’s prediction would be right- take the first pitch.

  • Mike Nitabach

    Does anyone know why this game is on YES in NYC, and not ESPN? Thank fucking god I don’t have to listen to Jon Miller.

  • Mike HC

    hahaha, somebody definitely guaranteed Jeter would ground out to short on the first pitch in another RAB thread today.

    • WIlliam

      I saw that.

  • Ivan

    These graphics are terrific…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Oh meaningful baseball. I’ve missed you so much.

  • V

    Oh, Jeter ground out on the first pitch, and Johnson taking pitches. This is 2010 ;-)

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Nick Johnson’s using the Larry Craig stance, I see.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Well done.

  • Mister Delaware

    Ellsbury doesn’t get to that one.

  • V

    Crap. I was hoping that’d hit the monster.

  • WIlliam

    OMG, Cameron is teh bomb in the defense.

  • Accent Shallow

    So, Josh Beckett is still Walter Johnson ca. 1913.

    Oy vey.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Nice range, Cameron.

    (grumbles)

  • dkidd

    defense! theo is a genius!!!

    /msm’d

  • Mike HC

    Cameron looked like a gimpy old man. There is no way he will be the best centerfielder in baseball this year.

    • Mike HC

      *a fat, gimpy old man

  • Not The Rays

    Oh I’m really really really gonna enjoy watching Johnson not swinging at pitches out of the zone. like ever.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Haha, IETC.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    HOLY FUCK CALL THE TIGERS AND GET DAMON BACK WE ARE DONE

  • bexarama

    are we doomed yet

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Well, that’s it. This season is over. Let’s all kill ourselves.

  • Ivan

    ZOMG?!?!?! Teh Yankees Bust!!!!!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    They should have signed Damon..no hits, no runs scored against Beckett..Its going to be a long season.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    I think tonight’s going to set the RAB traffic record.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I don’t know dude. That night/morning of the Javy trade was INSANE.

      • V

        That’s mainly because we didn’t know who the mystery pitcher was.

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        I’m not sure why I’m so interested but I wish I could see day by day stats.

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

    McNabb just got traded to the Redskins.

    • http://www.riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa
      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        WOW.

        Eagles: epic morons.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        WOOOHOOOO!!! I am seriously fucking excited.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      say WHAT

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      STFU!

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      *speechless*

    • Mike HC

      I’m happy for Donovan. The Eagles treated him like shit, as did the Philly fans. The Redskins will be quite appreciative to have a QB of McNabb’s level and should pay him nicely too.

      Stupid move for the Eagles in my opinion unless they get a sick package in return, which I doubt they will.

    • Ivan

      Thank you for fucking up my night.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    MLB Gameday said it was new and 3D. It looks exactly the same to me. Am I missing something?

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    McNabb to the Redskins, in division trade????

    Holy shit. They better have made Washington give up their 1st for that.

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

      HOW DARE McNABB UPSTAGE OPENING DAY LIKE THAT!!!

      /A-Rod opt out’d

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      They better have made Washington give up their 1st AND a bunch of other shit as well.

      • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

        If we gave up our first I’m going to be a little upset. But the fact that I finally have a real quarterback makes me happy.

    • E-ROC

      I hope Kevin Kolb sucks massive a$$.

      • Accent Shallow

        Yup. Philly phans longed for a white QB?

        Here’s hoping he’s Bobby Hoying.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Quick top of the inning.

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    not impressed by YES’ attempt at fake 3D

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      I like the scoreboard.

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    We’re fucked. Joe West is the umpire, so I assume he’s already in postseason form.

    • bexarama

      Andy still wants to yell at him

      • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

        I bet you’d enjoy watching Andy get all hot and bothered, Bex.

        • bexarama

          (nods sadly)

  • WIlliam

    We have good defensive skinny black centerfielders too, hah.

  • dkidd

    could do without the sound effects every time a a graphic appears

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    it took one out for Kay to bring up last opening day start for CC..unbelivable..

  • whozat

    Check out CC’s spikes..are those regulation?

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Crap, Red Sox are going to protest this game if they lose.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    OH PEACE DUSTIN.

  • WIlliam

    The sarcasm is going to be brutal tonight in this thread.

    • whozat

      Yeah? Is it?! Is it REALLY?!?!?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      So’s your face.

      • WIlliam

        That’s not sarcasm, that’s just being a dick.

      • Tank the Frank

        Oh shit son

  • Accent Shallow

    Sit down, short stuff.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    First K of the year: so sweet.

  • Ivan

    Awwwww poor lil white kid got overpowered by the evil black guy…

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      /Empire Strikes Back’d

      • WIlliam

        :Golf Clap:

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          It works on two levels!

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      For shizzle

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Is it just me, or does Pedroia look way older than he should? Like he looks 5 years older than Jeter

    • Dela G

      i agree. he looks 40

    • whozat

      And you can’t even see his bald spot with his helmet on…

    • bexarama

      Lowell is only like four months older than Jeter. THAT’S what freaks me out.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        That is very scary. And they both came up in our system…(picturing weird parallel universe where Mike Lowell developed into Yankee legend and Captain)

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Not everyone can look his youthful age like Big Papi.

      • bexarama

        isn’t he younger than Jeter? ~Supposedly~

        • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

          Yeah, according his to his fake Hawaiian birth cert–wait, that’s someone else.

    • slappy white

      he has to look older so his brother would stop touching him

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

        Pure evil. And I laughed at it.

      • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

        this this this

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    can someone inform Kay it is 2010 opening day and not 2009..

  • Orlando

    love the new graphics!!!

  • Tank the Frank

    Good Lord that changeup is ridic. RIDIC!

    • ledavidisrael

      Its being clocked at 88/87. SO filthy

  • Dela G

    you guys are lucky, i am cursed. i have to watch joe morgan and jon miller

    please shoot me

    • ShuutoHeat

      Sometimes you have to take the good with the bad…or the bad with the good.

      • Dela G

        or sometimes you just get no good at all :(

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    The Red Sox are not built around pitching and defense. Just because they improved those things doesn’t mean they’re built around those things. They aren’t. They still have a top quality offense.

    • Stadium Garlic Fries

      top quality offense?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yea, they still have a good offense. Their top 5 is very good and Mike Cameron and Adrian Beltre should improve in a righty friendly park.

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

          And they are tough(er) outs 1-9 than last year. They’re 7-9 hitters were terrible last year.

        • Tank the Frank

          2 – 8 could all hit 20 + HR. 3 – 8 could hit 25.

        • bexarama

          I agree, people are acting like their offense is the Mariners’, but idiot commenters don’t think their offense is the same because they don’t have anyone ~feared~ Manny/roidin’-Ortiz-style.

        • ROBTEN

          Exactly, it’s not like they’re suddenly the Mariners. They improved their defense and pitching, but so did the Yankees.

          • bexarama

            jinx

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I used your post in the OT thread for a post tomorrow. Thanks!

            • ROBTEN

              I just saw that and responded, but thanks again for finding it amusing. Although I imagine Steve H and JMK are gonna be pissed since they’ve asked me to post on their blog.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    How’s the YES gun this year?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Synced up with Gameday/pitch f/x!

  • ShuutoHeat

    Everyone knows the Elf’s weakness, fastballs up and in.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    How did CC and Sabathia not face each other in the regular season last year? CC didn’t face the Sox after the deadline?

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      probably because they’re the same person.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        lol meant martinez. whoops. clearly i couldve used extended ST

  • dkidd

    yes should poach whoever does graphics for the colbert show

    • WIlliam

      Best…..Idea…..Ever

    • Alex S

      that opening to the show is super gaudy

    • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

      Scouting report: BEARS.

      • Ghost of Scott Brosius

        IETC

  • Dela G

    good first inning for ZZ

  • WIlliam

    We’ve got good defense too bitches.

  • Not The Rays

    Teix’s UZR just turned negative.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      I like this.

  • ultimate913

    No, Kay. If anything, your voice would deactivate…everything.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    So now I can talk shit to you Giants’ fans and actually have an offense that can back it up! That first inning took a backseat to my excitement after hearing about Mcnabb.

    ..back to beisbol

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I have no idea what the Eagles were thinking.

      None.

      You trade a top-10 NFL QB to the only division rival who doesn’t already have a solid QB, and all you get back is a 2nd this year and a 3rd next year (which is the equivalent of a 4th this year).

      Moronic.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I have to watch it on ESPN and while I like Orel he can’t talk over Miller and Morgan enough.

  • Orlando

    C.C. rocking the Jordan’s!!!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Wow. McNabb for a 2nd and either a 3rd or 4th next year.

    Great trade for the Skins.

    And thank Mo Mcnabb didn’t go to the Raiders, therefore hurting the Pats.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size
      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        I don’t really have an NFC team, but I think I’ll adopt the Skins this year. I hope McNabb sticks it to the Eagles.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          Seconded.

          • Mike Z

            Agreed!!!
            Talk about getting no respect from the Philly fans.

  • bexarama

    why is he so unclutch?!?!

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    Yankees will win baby! WE WILL WIN!

    • bexarama

      Bandbox. Fenway Park is such an embarrassment to baseball!!!

  • http://twitter.com/riddering Riddering

    I’ve never seen a pitcher throw to first like Beckett just threw to Youkilis. Play of the night! Laminate it!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    BOOM

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    WOOO! USE THAT SHIT AGAINST THEM!

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

    Hip hip!

    • cjc

      jorge

  • cjc

    gone

  • Accent Shallow

    Peace out, no hitter!

    What a joke of a ballpark.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Jorge!

  • whozat

    JORGIE!!!!

  • Dela G

    POSADA!!

  • slappy white

    hip hip

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Your face Beckett

  • Brent

    JORGE!

  • Alex S

    HIP HIP!

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Wooo! 180′ HOMER!!!

    • Zack

      bandbox!

    • bexarama

      that was like the most anticlimactic home run ever. It went like 40 feet!

  • kaka

    c yaaa

  • Salty Buggah

    JORGE!!!!!!

  • WIlliam

    Oh shcnap.

  • danny

    /bandboxed

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    hip hip

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!! I definitely thought that that was going foul.

  • http://www.pinstripepalace.blogspot.com Brien Jackson

    Hip Hip!

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    HIP HIP

  • Orlando

    Jorgie!!!!!

  • Ojas

    I like the ESPN scoreboard…speaking of ESPN, when are they gonna put boog sciambi higher up on the broadcaster pecking order? he’s sabercentric, legitimately funny, and better than anyone else they have.

    YES Posada

  • A.D.

    BOOOOM Po

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Take that Pesky!!!

  • Ivan

    Hip Hip Jorge!!!!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Posada pole?

  • V

    And your first baserunner/hit/run/RBI/HR of the 2010 baseball season is Jorge Posada. 1.000/1.000/4.000, bitches!

  • Joey

    Fun fact for future generations:

    Who hit the first HR of the 2010 season and who did he hit it off of?

    • Joey

      Second fun fact for future generations:

      who hit the second HR of the 2010 season and which same overrated pitcher was it off of?

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    Posada with the homer!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Anyone know how Yahoo is handling tonight’s game in H2H leagues? Just rolling into this coming week?

  • whozat

    Man, 100grand is so lanky. Just all legs.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    CURTIS!!!

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  • Alex S

    C-GRAND!!!!!!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    JIMP

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Jizzed in my pants

  • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

    back to back

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    GRANDY!

  • Accent Shallow

    Back to back works.

    Lol@Josh Beckett

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Grandy!

  • WIlliam

    Fuck yeahhhhh

  • E-ROC

    Sweet mother of God. That was a bomb!

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    2 times your face!

  • ROBTEN

    Damon who?

  • Salty Buggah

    granderson!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    He CRUSHED that shit.

  • Dela G

    A GRAND HOMERUN!!

    FUCK YEAH!

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    BACK 2 BACK! LET’S GOOOOOOOOOO!

  • kaka

    c yaaa x2

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    TRUE YANKEE!!!!!

  • bexarama

    can’t stop laughinggggg

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Sure!!! Against a righty! Whatever!!!!

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

    Curtis Granderson ain’t nuttin’ to fuck wit.

  • V

    WELCOME TO NEW YORK CURTIS!!!!@!!!

  • camilo Gerardo

    Called it!

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      ha, dude me too.

  • slappy white

    Granderson can really hit right handers

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Josh Beckett: we are not impressed.

    • Ivan

      At all…

  • Tank the Frank

    Lovely.

  • Brent

    GRANGSTER

  • danny

    WELCOME TO THE YANKEES!

  • Alex S

    there’s another 39 where those came from. book it.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    GRANDERSLAM

    • WIlliam

      Sounds to much like Grand Slam, we need something for normal homers.

  • Ojas

    i’m serious when i say this, and this shot gives me confidence… Granderson will hit 35 HR this year

  • Ivan

    Thats is so Granderson…

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    What was Sterling call for Grandy?

    • mvg

      I don’t think he has one yet. He didn’t say anything past the old high, far, gone.

  • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

    That was beautiful.

  • http://www.pinstripepalace.blogspot.com Brien Jackson

    At this point ESPN is going to have to stop televising these Beckett games or they’re not going to be able to pretend he’s the most awesome pitcher ever.

    Also we clearly should have kept Damon.

    • Tank the Frank

      IETC

  • cjc

    damon who? yeah I went there

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    I wonder if this will be the homer prone Beckett this year.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Bombs Away Beckett!

    • camilo Gerardo

      2 already in the first game 1.2 inning in; chances are good

      • Alex S

        SSS

  • camilo Gerardo

    gj turning the lineup over, Nicky

  • WIlliam

    Wow, Nick really does look a lot skinnier.

  • Cecala

    Is it safe to say everyone on this site JITP’d?

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Send Peske out to calm him down…

  • bexarama

    Go deep Brett!!!

    • bexarama

      grit reference

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      /WranglerJeans’d

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    The Sox are about to pull their contract offer for Beckett.

    • Tank the Frank

      Did we say FOUR years…?

  • hakeem “single celled organism”

    i heard that swing all the way in africa

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    BG Grit counter: 1

  • Brent

    So gritty.

  • Hughesus Christo

    GGBG’d

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    “He’s got some gumption about him.”

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Did Singleton REALLY just say “he’s got grit”?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Regrettably.

      • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

        Hey Tommie!

        How about THIS shit!

        Yankee baseball!

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          I’m as hard as a diamond in an ice storm right now.

          /RickyBobby’d

          • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

            2 homers off Beckett in the 2nd inning.

            Andy: very aroused.

  • Orlando

    Granderson really can mash!!!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Circular Lineup, FTW!

  • A.D.

    BG, batting 1000

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Gritman!

  • WIlliam

    Mr.Grit gets a hit!

  • Ivan

    Whats wrong Beckett? Can’t get the yankees out…

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    base hit Gardner. 2 on with 2 outs.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Nice to see the pitches piling up after the quick 1st.

  • camilo Gerardo

    if Derek swings at 1st pitch this time, he has a hit

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Beckett’s clearly not into midseason form yet. Look at his douchebeard. It’s just an asshat beard so far. Too early.

    • ROBTEN

      He’s the Samson of doucheness.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Man, this is the shiet.
    So bossux…where is that improved defense?

  • Meat Loaf

    Brand new 52″ flatscreen to watch the Yankees on? $850.
    Pizza and Soda for night one? $25.
    My father yelling “HIP HIP!” from downstairs on the first runs of the season? Priceless.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Don’t you mean from upstairs?

      /another lives in parents basement joke

      • Mister Delaware

        Attics are the new basement.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jorge and C-Grand have matching perfect lines: 1.000/1.000/4.000/5.000

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

      1.050 wOBA.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Brian Cashman will delay getting a new LF for one more at-bat.

    Sincerely,

    Sucka got no juice

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I never said they’d need to trade for a bat, I said that Gardner was the shit.

      Sincerely,
      Jayson Pearlman

      • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

        I didn’t sign up for this

        Sincerely,
        Daniel Pearl

        • Ojas

          ouch

  • Manimal

    Don’t like what I’m seeing from jeter so far…

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Let’s cut him.

    • Not The Rays

      SSS FTL

    • Tank the Frank

      He’ll end up hitting over .315

    • bexarama

      Gardner > Jeter obvs

  • Orlando

    Fastball in

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Theo is genius..he didn’t get the sign on contract extension just because of this reason..he wanted to see how Beckett performed against Yankees.

  • Poster

    What was Sterling’s home run call for Grandy? The Grandy man can, right? RIGHT?

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    posada kissed the pesky pole!

  • bexarama

    Sterling’s Granderson HR call: Curtis, you’re something sort of grandish.

    WHAT

    • Tank the Frank

      Stop

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      That’s horribly awful.

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      wait, what?

    • whozat

      Is he aware that we’ve left spring training?

    • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

      does anyone at all get the reference?

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

        Explain, pls.

    • Accent Shallow

      Senility setting in?

    • For Lack of a More Creative Name… Alex

      There’s so much that can be done with Granderson’s name. Why the hell did he choose that?

  • China Joe

    GREATEST CLUTCH PITCHER EVER! gets out of the jam with a clutch groundball. (the previous 4 hits don’t count, as they were not in clutch situations)

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Well played.

      It’s impossible for Beckett to pitch to the score if he never lets them score first.

      • ROBTEN

        It’s easy to be an ace when you don’t give up any runs, but trying being an ace when you put your team down several runs all the time.

        Sincerely,
        Jack Morris

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Memo to Beckett. The new and improved defense only works if you keep the ball in the park.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Clearly, the Red Sox don’t care about pitching, since they signed all those great defensive players.

      /Neyer’d

    • Jose

      No defense for a HR.

      /old adage

  • TheNebraskanYankee

    Pesky Pole, meet Jorge.

    Jorge, meet Pesky Pole.

    That’ll shut up those Mass-holes for awhile.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn, I thought they were gonna get him at second.

  • Andrew S

    I love the smell of homers off Beckett in the early evening.

  • WIlliam

    Damn you Youkillis

    • bexarama

      there goes the perfect game ;_;

    • whozat

      YOu can’t get behind a good hitter like Youk :-/

      CC could stand to be on the plate a bit more.

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    come on CC

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    With a lefty on the mound, wouldn’t you have Lowell DH’ing?

    • bexarama

      yeah but they’re not gonna not play Ortiz because he’s so cuddly and lovable

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

      Apparently Good David Ortiz had some decent numbers against CC.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        That was definitely a different era.

  • WIlliam

    Gotta love that throw by C-Grand.

  • Ojas

    Joe Morgan, speaking about Youk not gripping the bat tightly, just said, “… so when he slides it down, he can get some hand action”

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    I don’t like you as a person, but I respect you as a hitter, Youkilis.

    I also thank you for making fire and eventually venturing out from the caves and building mud-hut dwellings. Those were important steps in human evolution, so thank you.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Yeah, Youk is one of the few Sox players who can actually hit outside of Fenway.

    • camilo Gerardo

      we reward youkilis with Geico!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, this.

    • whozat

      To say nothing of the advances he pioneered in beard technology.

  • Orlando F.

    fuck big papi!!!!!

    • Accent Shallow

      You know, he’s not really my type.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Let’s not walk Ortiz, CC.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Chances that the Sox pick up Big Papi’s option this winter: -1,000%

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Chances that they are already working on the smear campaign: +1,000%

    • Jose

      So you’re saying there is a chance?

  • bexarama

    most clutch productive out EVER

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Pitch Beltre all outside, CC.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Red Sox 5-6-7:
    Ortiz, Beltre, Drew

    What the Red Sox 5-6-7 should be:
    Drew, Beltre, Ortiz

  • Alex S

    nice catch!

  • bexarama

    was Beltre always this ugly or did the Red Sox rub off on him?

    WHAT A CATCH GRANDY!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Nice catch, Curtis.

    I’ll trade the run for the out this early.

  • Dela G

    since youk is on my fantasy team, i like when he produces…. when the sox are down 19

  • Brent

    Holy crap, Granderson lookin’boss.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Helllloooooo Centerfielder!

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    A Grand grab!

  • DCBX

    Damon who? Melky who? Grandy FTW!

  • slappy white

    Papi showing good fundamentals moving the runner…..Twins/d, angel/d

  • WIlliam

    At least the run was somewhat offset by Grandy’s leaping catch.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Nice catch. This Granderson guy looks pretty good.

  • A.D.

    Seemed oddly played by C-Grand

  • YankeeScribe

    CC’s not looking sharp so far

    • YankeeScribe

      nevermind

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        YOU SHUT YOUR WHORE MOUTH WHEN BILLY MAYS IS TALKING

  • Andrew S

    beltre MIGHT save the sox this year… might.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Hopefully he takes one to the balls.

      • Tank the Frank

        Heh. My buddy who’s a Sox fan said he doesn’t want anyone on his team dumb enough not to wear a cup at a position they call the hot corner.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      CC’s control >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Drew’s eye

  • Orlando

    ok so we get that back

  • Dela G

    lol doesnt jon miller understand that adrian beltre had to haveused steroids to hit 48 HRs…?

    • Andrew S

      jon miller doesn’t even know where he is right now

      • Tank the Frank

        Jon Miller: Do I know what I’m saying right now? No. Do I know where I am? No. But I’m here, and I’m going to give it my best shot.

    • Ojas

      i don’t think he does, even though, looking at his stats, it’s TOO obvious to miss

      no reason to think that a player who has a ridiculously anomalous season in a contract year took steroids, right? especially if he doesn’t even approach those numbers in subsequent seasons

    • A.D.

      The explanation at the time was that he hurt his ankle and therefore stayed back more or some bs

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Siddown Nancy

  • Accent Shallow

    JD Drew: clearly does not give a fuck.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      He’s Dominican?

  • Dela G

    good recovery for ZZ again

  • danny

    nastayyy

  • slappy white

    Same ol JD

  • JSquared

    Time to get back to plowing Beckett!

  • charles poet

    Season greetings fans of the soon to be 28 time World Champion Yankees.

    Seems like forever waiting for this day, but now no more boring sportscenter covering that waste of a sport NBA.

  • bexarama

    by my calculations the Yankees are on pace for 1458 home runs this year!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Bring me the head of J.D. Drew.

    /unappreciative Sox fans everywhere

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Maybe they think he’s black?

      • bexarama

        that’s really the only explanation

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Baseball being back just makes it seem as if everything is right with the world.

  • slappy white

    my wife doing some kind of pilates move in front of the TV…..what the hell is wrong with this woman?

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      SLAP HER, SLAPPY!!!!!

      • Tank the Frank

        I say smack your wife every morning. If you don’t know why, she does.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          /IkeTurner’d

    • Alex S

      she’s begging for it

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m feeling an A-Bomb this inning.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      jinxy

  • Ori M

    watching the game in israel, wish it was a YES broadcast instead of miller and boregan!

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      But it’s a Yom tov!!

      • Ori M

        lol, maybe so but its 4 in the AM

        • Ghost of Scott Brosius

          Haha yeah I could be at services, but I know God is right there with me watching this Yankee game

        • Israel

          Mazal tov!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Granderson trade was by far the most underrated of the offseason. An all star center-fielder under 30 who’s a pretty good bet for 30-20? He could have a huge impact on the divison.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Mike Cameron’s batting gloves = those (original TV show) Star Trek aliens, one of whom was played by Frank Gorshin (aka the Riddler on 60’s TV Batman)

    http://www.amazon.com/Star-Tre.....630098866X (safe)

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Wait ’til he comes up next inning, you’ll see.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow, I thought that was a strike. Way to work it full, Nick.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Yeah, that was pretty close.

  • Accent Shallow

    OBP Jesus is risen!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Clog that shit!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I’m gonna love seeing that about 100 more times this season.

  • WIlliam

    The 1st Johnson walk, I’ve got chills.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Nick Johnson just terrorizes pitchers with his eye. Doesn’t even need a bat.

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

    There goes NJ again, clogging up the bases.

  • bexarama

    Base clogger.

  • cjc

    oh boy beckett got robbed I’ll take it

  • Ojas

    ah, the walk machine’s been activated

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      The Walkanator.

  • Alex S

    OBP FTW

  • charles poet

    Ahh the Joe Morgan dictionary in full effect tonight.

    • bexarama

      what did he say?

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    The Yankees will not be successful this year, they are way too reliant on the HR.

    /Shit I read in 2009.

    • Jose

      I was just going to post this. The Red Sox play small ball with the SF. The right way to play the game.

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    I’m loving the new graphics on YES. My favorite has to be the pitch count. Beckett’s already up to 43 pitches in the 3rd inning.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      It is a nice addition.

    • Alex S

      agree i love the pitch count addition

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Nick Johnson’s greatest contribution to the 2010 Yankees? More high socks.

    • bexarama

      oh hell yes. And getting on base 45% of the time. WHAT, I SAID IT.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I dunno, I’m loving the Larry Craig “Wide Stance” reference possibilities.

      • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

        Not much of a fan of the stance. But the socks are teh awesome.

      • dkidd

        imagine what would happen if nick johnson and albert pujols sat in adjacent stalls?

        /ironhorse’d

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        Have you been holding onto that one for a while? I’m a big fan.

        • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

          I’ve got to bring some new goodies for Opening Day. It’s what the people want.

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

            You give because you love.

    • A.D.

      High socks = grit

      • WIlliam

        Gardner must be wearing stalkings.

      • WIlliam

        Oh My God, Jones just said Gardner has grit.

  • Dela G

    i am loving this version of beckett

  • bexarama

    Teixeira is extremely good-looking but his face when he bats is so very weird

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      There are very few people who look good mid-pitch/mid-swing.

      I am one of those people.

      • Accent Shallow

        Post pics, etc etc.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Alright, Alex. Pick Tex up and make me look good. Let’s go!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Booo! unclutch

  • WIlliam

    Arod is soooo unclutch.

  • V

    At this pace, Beckett’s only got 3 innings left.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      That’s a bad thing. The Red Sox have the greatest bullpen in history.

      /MSM’d

    • whozat

      It’s not like 6 innings is a disgrace or something

  • Dela G

    good job by the yankees though. making beckett work

  • bexarama

    dalelama just JIHP’d

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      Where’s Matsui and Damon. This team sucks without their clutchiness.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      SURE HE MAY HAVE HAD A FEW GOOD HITS BUT HE’S GOT TO PROVE IT TO ME THAT HE CAN DO IT AGAIN!!!!!1!!!!!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOO A-Rod. (Good thing it’s not a home game)

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    We have to dump this unclutch asshole. He’s hitless in his first two ABs!

    • Jose

      So far we have cut Arod and Jeter. Depending on next inning we may have to cut Cano.

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Let’s assassinate the team and move back to Baltimore; start over again fresh.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      We should release him and let Ransom play 3rd.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I’ve won 10 straight weeks in my fantasy basketball league. Now in the 2nd round of playoffs (I had a bye) I’m about to lose. Fuck.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Sucks to be you.

      /waits for retort that is shark related

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

        It’s no fun when you’re expecting it (and I can’t come up with something).

    • V

      That’s what I ALWAYS do in fantasy baseball. Man, 2008 season, my team was STACKED. I absolutely dominated my H2H. First playoff period (two weeks), I got pwned.

    • Dela G

      one guy in my league went undefeated (20-0) in basketball during the regular season, and got destroyed in the first round of the playoffs by the 6 seed

  • slappy white

    maybe we need to get Arod and Kate back together

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Bring back Cody Ransom.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      /O’Connor’d

  • bexarama

    Brett Gardner grit count: 2

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      heh. That would be an awesome addition to the sidebar of RAB.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Grit count= 2

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    Kim Jones: “[Gardner is] gritty.”

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Grittiness is not a reason that Brett Gardner is in the Major Leagues. He is in the Major Leagues because he is a good defender and had a solid minor league OBP.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    Did CC switch shoes?

    • JeffB

      Yeah, had grey now black!

    • WIlliam

      He saw Whozat’s comment above.

    • whozat

      George must’ve called from Tampa.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      I think so, I noticed that too

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Bullshit

  • V

    WTF. That was payback for the strike to JD Drew, I can only assume.

  • bexarama

    oh I see a classy gay joke by Red Sox fans on Twitter about A-Rod

    • whozat

      GAY-rod?!??! THAT’S SO FUNNY!!!

      • bexarama

        stuff about “loving DPs.” CLASSY SOX FANS

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Heidi Watney’s like “Bitch get out of my way.”

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Also, I want credit for the Grit Counter.

  • whozat

    Doesn’t Cameron actually walk a fair bit? His OBP is respectable despite his mediocre AVG, right?

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yes.

      Career 11.1 BB%.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Jon Miller- adding Spanish inflection to the name of every Hispanic player since 1973.

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

    CC changed his cleats!

  • Orlando

    LeBron’s in the house!!!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    White Red Sox fans are stunned that Mike Cameron has not yet attempted to steal.

    • DCBX

      IETC

  • Accent Shallow

    His Rodness!

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    HAhA! CENTAUR BITCHES

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    CENTWAR

  • Jose

    That doesn’t make up for the DP. He is still cut.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Wait, LeBron and Dr. Dre? At Fenway?

    And Dre’s a Red Sox fan? Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?

    • Alex S

      you should have seen them on Baseball Tonight plugging their new beats headphones in special edition red sox colors

    • whozat

      He took BP today, Dre did.

  • Dela G

    wow i thought cameron was safe… haha nice

  • WIlliam

    We got fuckin’ defense too bitches.

  • Alex S

    heads up play by A-rod

  • Brent

    Double penetration.

    What?

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    Only a centaur makes THAT play.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    SICK double play. I fucking love A-Rod’s arm.

    Cameron may have been safe. Okay he was safe. Bad call.

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

    Mike Cameron doesn’t have his head in the game.

    /B.J. Upton’d

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Looked safe, but whatever.

  • bexarama

    terrible call but I’ll take it. A-Rod is still DFA’d however.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Alex erases the runner that shouldn’t even be there.

  • slappy white

    Cameron= good defense, poor baserunning

  • Dela G

    i love how jon miller said that “cameron runs well” right before that double play

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Cameron was safe. We got a gift.

    • Jose

      Umpires are anti-Yankee. Stop spreading your lies.

    • charles poet

      We won the WS… we deserve breaks all year.

    • WIlliam

      Yeah, but he shouldn’t have gotten the ball 4 call in the 1st place.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

      What did you expect? When’s the last time a black guy got a fair shake in Boston?

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      It’s just umpires being umpires.

    • Accent Shallow

      It’s Angel Hernandez — he’ll give it back.

  • Orlando

    Angel Hernandez is in mid season form…..hahahah!!!

    • slappy white

      postseason form

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I missed it. How far did the home runs go?

    • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

      Posada’s hit the Pesky Pole and Granderson’s was a straight up jack to center field.

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Jorge’s hit the Pesky Pole.

      Grandy’s was well out to right-center.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I know Kay is attempting to be humorous but seriously, Michael, STFU.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Wait a minute. A-Rod is 0-2 but makes a great heads up defensive play? Shouldn’t he be a Red Sock?

    • bexarama

      omg well-played

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    Umps in postseason form.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    CC just looks mechanically slightly off.

    • Accent Shallow

      I’ll take this slightly off over last year’s Opening Day slightly off.

  • bexarama

    Posada/Cano is still my favorite blown call ever

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Oh my Mo that was awful.

      HOw about Tim McClelland’s justification of calling Swisher out?

      • bexarama

        didn’t he say “I felt it in my heart”? O_O

  • Orlando

    attaboy Kate!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    I love how Kenny and Al just acted like there is no possible way to make replay go quickly. There totally is.

  • Manimal

    what is the new threshold for a new game thread? 1000 comments?

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Ugh. “The Human Element”.

    Go fuck yourself, idiots. Umpires blowing calls is not a good, integral, awesome part of the game that should be preserved.

    • slappy white

      unless of course it benefits us

    • Jose

      alex gonzalez on line 1 for you.

    • V

      +1.

    • Accent Shallow

      I like the human element on the bang-bang calls that could go either way, but something like that . . . you have to get it right.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    I need Gallinari to out-FG% Drew Gooden. Shit.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Ryan Westmoreland is at the game in Theo’s box. Good news.

    • dkidd

      that’s great news

    • Mister Delaware

      Not if you saw him on the NESN feed in the 1st inning. Really depressing.

      • Justin R.

        Yeah that poor kid looked awful. Terrible story.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Billy Martin and Yogi Berra. Easy, easy trivia.

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

    Yogi and Piniella for the trivia?

    • V

      Piniella and Billy Martin.

    • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

      Mike Scioscia (sp) is one as well, I believe.

      • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

        FAIL. I just realized it was Yankees only.

        *pours a Pinstripe DFA IPA*

    • Esteban Loaiza

      Hauk and Martin, Yogi and Piniella never won with the Yankees

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    hahahaha tacoby

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Ellsbury FAIL.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Poppycock!!

    Cano ftmfw

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Cameron’s defense >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Ellsbury’s defense

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Guess Ellsbury can’t play LF either.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jacoby’s jumping skills are clearly not as good as Granderson’s.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    If he wasn’t so lazy, Cano’s on 3rd.

  • bexarama

    that could have been a triple if he wasn’t so lazy

    also Ellsbury’s UZR is now -52

    • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

      Damn your rapid typing skillz!

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

    Ellsbury with the defense!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    That’s poppycock, Michael Kay.

  • WIlliam

    I actually like what Kay is saying now, It’s a rarity.

  • Dela G

    god i love ellsbury’s defense…

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    keithlaw

    1. Because Eazy-E was a Yankee fan. RT @itstobs it’s reasonable to ask why on earth dr. dre is a red sox fan, right?

    • ROBTEN

      It’s probably because Dre has something to sell tonight and Jay-Z cornered the Yankee market.

      • bexarama

        I listened to “Empire State of Mind” an embarrassing number of times

      • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

        Makes sense.

    • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

      Dr. Dre wore White Sox hats in a bunch of his videos. I’m pretty sure he’s wearing a Red Sox Jersey to sell whatever it is he’s selling. If he was in NY, he’d be wearing a NY shirt.

  • Brad Toughy

    Figures that Cano’s first hit comes on a lazy fly ball.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Small ball FTW.

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Al Leiter sounds so old.

  • WIlliam

    Canoooooo

  • charles poet

    good situational hitting.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    How many pitches has Beckett thrown?

    • bexarama

      54. thank you YES pitch counter

      • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

        I have to watch it on ESPN 2 and hate myself.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    Leiter: “It’s not always indicative of the performance of the blah blah blah…”

    No, Al. You’re a moron. That’s not what makes baseball awesome. What makes baseball awesome is BASEBALL. Not blown calls. Not ump/manager arguments.

    BASEBALL.

    I can’t believe that Kay is the smartest man of the three-man booth on this “human element” issue, but he is..

  • whozat

    Well, that wasn’t in the strike zone really at all.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn. I’m surprised they played the IF in this early. Oh well.

    Big hit now, Swish.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Damnit.

  • bexarama

    now umpires can be “clutch”? o_O

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Seriously Hershiser and Morgan? seriously? They both just killed Granderson for failing to get a runner in. Morgan-“he struck out alot last year…he has to concentrate more and get the ball in play.” WHAT???

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ken Singleton with a Red Herring: no one has ever suggested reviewing every pitch.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      I was about to write:

      Al Leiter and Ken Singleton: 1
      Strawman: 0

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    Al Leiter just left the box to get his boxing gloves.

  • Accent Shallow

    Beckett’s breaking ball looks like dogshit.

    Love it.

  • V

    Oh look, Al and Singleton add the false dilemma arguments. :headsmack:

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      It’s embarrassing. I mean, clearly Michael Kay went to college, and Al Leiter and Ken Singleton played baseball. That’s the big takeaway from this quasi-philosophical discussion.

      • V

        I do love that Leiter totally ignored the ‘so, you’re saying that if you’re on the mound, you don’t care if the umpire makes a mistake?’

  • jimmy

    Houk and Martin

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Damn, good rip by Swish on a nice pitch by Beckett. Now turn one around, Nick.

  • WIlliam

    Singleton and Leiter are really pissing me off right now.

  • V

    Nick Swisher with the 3-2 walk, rofl.

  • http://yanksdraftsandprospects.blogspot.com/ Jake H

    This is what is going to happen to Gardner all season.

  • WIlliam

    Nick walks. Nicks are very good walkers.

    • Ghost of Scott Brosius

      Yeah if I had to make any bet on baseball this year, I would bet that the Yankees lead the league in walks by Nicks.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Does Swisher’s stance seem very different? Is that the new one he adopted in the WS?

    • V

      He and Long worked on it this offseason, also. Less moving parts.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      He’s a little more closed now.

    • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

      I think the one in the WS was like a prototype version. This one is the full blown new stance.

  • V

    I have to say… I love that the Yankees have turned the lineup around twice in 4 innings against Beckett.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    See? That’s the shit Gardner’s gotta swing at. He’s likely not going to see a pitch better than that in this AB and no that he’s down 0-1, it’s unlikely he’ll work a walk.

    • WIlliam

      Well, he’s 3 and 1 right now.

    • ROBTEN

      In this situation, Beckett’s a bit wild, so it’s not entirely out of the question to take a pitch.

    • Brad Toughy

      RBI single. Let the major league hitters worry about how to hit.

  • WIlliam

    Uhg, if we loose by a small margin, and Brett gets out, I can imagine what people will say.

  • Tank the Frank

    Things I thought I’d never see: Jason Varitek and Pedro Martinez embracing to “In The Air Tonight.”

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      So, does this mean Pedro is retired now or something?

      Naaaaaah….

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

    Bunt Brett bunt!

  • charles poet

    MLB At Bat is pretty cool this year.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    That could have been Ball 4.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wasn’t that location just called a ball against Swisher?

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Oh come on West

  • Mister Delaware

    Joe West has missed more pitches this PA than he’s gotten right.

  • Poster

    Hold on, I missed the part when people suggested that we get rid of the players and play video games instead. I never heard them mention that, but apparently Leiter did.

    • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

      Soylent Green is made of people.

      • Poster

        Rosebud was the sled.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Is this going to be Beckett’s first K?

  • V

    And now, Gardner swings at ball 4. Rofl.

    • Jim S

      you were saying?

  • bexarama

    it’s only the FOURTH INNING omg.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    That shot made Randy Winn look like a skinny version of Dwayne Johnson.

  • Vinny the Bull

    Grit!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Clutch-ner!

  • V

    w00t.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Gardner!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    HOLY SHIT GARDNER DID SOMETHING.

  • charles poet

    Yankees need a LF.

  • Tank the Frank

    Yeeeeeaaaaash

  • Dela G

    gardner with an epic at-bat

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Gardy and yesmichaelkay ftmfw!!

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Boom! Roasted!

  • Accent Shallow

    My Gardner hate is melting away.

    Or that’s the beer talking. Hmmm.

  • whozat

    BRETT!!

  • WIlliam

    Fuuuuuuck yeahhhhh

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    GRIT!!!!!!!

  • DCBX

    but can Gardner get on base? :D

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

    Brett Gardner FTW.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com Steve H

    Brian Cashman just put down the red “trade phone”

    /Sucka Got No Juice’d

  • Mr.Jigginz

    G-R-I-T.

  • Hughesus Christo

    GGBG!

  • ROBTEN

    Wow, that actually was a gritty at bat!

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    Beckett getting pissed. Not our fault your bad today.

  • WIlliam

    Did someone just give the finger in the stands behind home plate?

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    grit on display….our white fast CF turned LF is better than yours..

  • Dela G

    beckett looks like trash through 3 2/3

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Orel <3<3<3 Beckett

    • bexarama

      I don’t have the ESPN broadcast but Beckett is the ace-iest ace that ever aced.

  • bexarama

    but teh left side of the infield defense!!!

    • Vinny the Bull

      ^beautiful.

  • Alex S

    I’m loving this

  • Tank the Frank

    Yeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaash!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    There we go Derek.

  • http://twitter.com/tsjc68 tommiesmithjohncarlos a/k/a The Large Sample Size

    PASTADIVINGMARCO!!!

    • Tank the Frank

      Love it love it love it love it.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jeets!

  • Vinny the Bull

    Pour it on, baby.

  • kaka

    yipeeee

  • Accent Shallow

    Jeter has hit three balls in the same spot this evening.

  • Dela G

    jeterian

    past that vaunted red sox d

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    Grit with the quickness!

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Gardner is fucking fast. Love it.

  • Jose

    1st to 3rd baserunning. Awesome.

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    I fucking love this team.

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

    Third grounder to short for Jeter tonight.

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

    Pasta diving Scutaro!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    And past a diving Je- Scutaro

  • WIlliam

    Guess Jeter’s off the to-be-DFA’d list. A-rod and Tex are still on the block though.

  • danny

    great at bat. RAB should def have a grit count! haha

    btw spillover thread soon? my computer is freaking out lol

  • V

    And I love 1st-to-3rd by GGBG.

  • http://www.retire21.org Mike R. – Retire 21

    Pasta diving Scutaro!

  • Andrew S

    Brett Gardner=Johnny Damon 2.0?

    • whozat

      He’ll never have the power. Johnny Damon has authored a legit hall-of-the-very-good career.

  • Alex S

    i want to see Nick work a 10 pitch walk right now

  • Jim S

    I can’t believe Gardner got to 3rd on that. Holy yeesh he’s fast.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    That’s the second time Gardy slid into the bag ugly like that.

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Seriously, Beckett is reallly wishing he had that contract signed already

  • Hughesus Christo

    He tried to throw Gardner out at third! Foolish!

  • jimmy

    Ken Singleton: Gardner’s leading the American League in batting. Cool.

  • bexarama

    OMG PLEASE BRING IN SCHOENCANTSPELLTHERESTOFHISNAME Sox!!!

    • bexarama

      also plz steal home Brett

  • Alex S

    “Nick don’t do that”
    haha Singy sounded worried

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    My mother waited on Schoenweis and his late wife when they lived here last year. He fits the Red Sox mold as he is apparently a mega-douche.

  • dkidd

    steal home, grit

  • WIlliam

    I agree, Nick don’t do that.

  • http://i.cdn.turner.com/si/multimedia/photo_gallery/0902/mlb.alex.rodriguez.through.the.years/images/1993.alex-rodriguez.jpg Drew

    WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT

  • Vinny the Bull

    SCORE.

  • WIlliam

    Steal of home!

  • http://janeheller.mlblogs.com/yank_c.jpg T-Dubs

    Girardi > Francona

  • kaka

    ahahhahahahahaha

  • Alex S

    woah that was fancy

  • Nick L

    wow, that was sick

  • ROBTEN

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!

  • Ghost of Scott Brosius

    Good god this is beautiful

  • Dela G

    GRIT GUTNER!!

    FUCK YES!

  • Accent Shallow

    Who wanted the steal of home?! There it is!

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    HOLY

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Double steal!

  • Brent

    What the hell is this?

  • danny

    GRIT I FUCKING LOVE YOU!!!!!

  • charles poet

    HOLY SHIT!!!!!! LOVE IT!!!!!

    God if the Yankees only had speed on the bases.

  • http://cid-e3a022289d65b5c0.skydrive.live.com/self.aspx/Assorted/foul.jpg Andy in NYC aka the Other Oofys

    AND THIS YEAR IT’S GARDNER!!!

  • Mr.Jigginz

    LOVING THIS!!!!!!!!!

  • Hughesus Christo

    GGBG’d again. MVP.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Holy SHIT. How did that work?! That barely works in Little League! Wow!

  • bexarama

    omg i’m drunk did that really just happen?

  • A.D.

    Redic, the gritster

  • JeffB

    OOOOH!!!

  • Stadium Garlic Fries

    hol shit….

  • http://www.thechuckknoblog.com/ JobaWockeeZ

    HOLY SHIT I LOVE BRETT GARDNER!!!!

    Suck it Bellsbury.

  • http://cheezpictureisunrelated.files.wordpress.com/2010/03/129137558161836982.jpg Taintstick

    THIS IS HOW WE ROLL MOTHERFUCKERS!

  • http://stateofmlb.blogspot.com/ Hangoverologist

    Payback for last season!

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

    OMG DBL STEAL OF HOME YAHHHHHHHHH

  • Tank the Frank

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

  • Tank the Frank

    AAAAAAAAAAAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!

    • Tank the Frank

      Apologize for the double comment. Not intentional.

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

    You just got SCHOOLED.

  • http://richardiurilli.wordpress.com/ Richard Iurilli

    That was kick ass.

  • Poster

    Poetic justice FTW.

  • Andrew S

    whatwhatwhat!

    play of the season right there! viva la brett!

  • http://www.baseballbrewery.blogspot.com HolyGhostClaw

    Payback!!

    Home Stolen!!

  • slappy white

    TRICKY FUCKIN YANKEES

  • JeffB

    OOOOH!!!
    Great RS defense!

  • Dela G

    what a great fucking inning

  • Alex S

    that K on johnson was super anti-climactic

  • BigBlueAL

    The Yankees have all kinds of balls!!!! Big Balls, Small Balls you name it!!

  • kaka

    Gardner 2-2 RBI, SB

  • Mister Delaware

    /Little league’d

  • ROBTEN

    Release the Kraken!

  • http://twitter.com/YankeesGalaxy YankeesGalaxy

    I LOVED how Gardner stole home!