You’re someone’s bitch, Josh.
Managed in the early 60′s dynasty. First manager after Casey Stengel.
I LOVE BRETT GARDNER.
And I was a hater in the offseason.
Taking the Sox to school!
wth, does girardi have braces?
Thats the most Ive ever seen him smile during an interview.
He’s wearing them with his daughter, to make her feel better.
To clarify: Not the same set of braces.
“Girardi is wearing braces because of a promise he made to his daughter—he told her whenever she would need braces, he’d get them with her.”
His daughter was scared of getting braces, so he got them with her together.
this guy is a beyond good guy….unless we start losing
Yankees defense >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Sox defense tonight
CC and Tex being good players > TEH GRIT
lol he was so safe
my bad no he wasn’t
guys this rules right now
Thanks for sliding into first Dustin.
He pulled a Melky.
If Pedroia didn’t dive he’s easily safe
the little hobbit is mad
god I wish CC would have stepped on that troll
Well the Knicks game about to start….
elfy is just a little too short
New season. Same crybaby bullshit.
hahaha Pedroia was so pissed there. he threw his fist up like he was about to punch the ump
Had himself a little tantrum.
I forgot about the madness of game threads. I’ve missed you baseball.
Look at us utilizing speed and defense
HAHAHAHAHA. Midget prick douche got outsprinted by Usain Sabathia.
EAT HEARTY! FOR TONIGHT WE DINE IN HELL!
Hahahahaha, he looked safe but he almost molested the 1st base ump.
his family is known for molestation
Let’s not go there, please.
can I talk about Nicks “wide stance” ?
this is the first I’ve heard…..
So, Morgan just asked Girardi how they will replace the offense of Matsui and Damon…uh, really?
Last time I saw Joe Morgan he was spinning in his chair with a lollipop in his hand.
He has no idea what’s going on.
Everyone knows Joe Morgan died in the winter of 1987
Though if he doesn’t dive, probably run over by CC
Good work by YES. He was out.
He was out. Good call.
He gets so cute when he’s mad.
Pedroia’s face looked ape-like when he got up.
Sit down, bald man.
CC almost squashed Pedroia like a bug.
Is it bad I was kinda hoping for that?
Pedey is sooo ugly, I seriously don’t get how the Sox can get this much ugly on one team
I repeated that out loud for my girlfriend.
Michael Kay tonight:
1.) The “human element” is ridiculous bullshit
2.) Sliding into first is dumb
Kay’s bringing the truthbombs tonight. I’m proud of that crazy, carbon monoxide breathing fucker.
he almost *died*, tsjc
Hopefully the CO burned out the stupid part of his brain.
I know, I think something’s wrong eith him.
IT’S A TRAP!!!!!!!!!
The Yankees should start taking it easy on Beckett. The last thing we want to do is have to face their bullpen.
BRING ME SCHOENWHATEVER
HE LOST HIS WIFE LAST YEAR YOU MONSTER HAVE YOU NO SHAME
I posted in the last thread that he is apparently a mega-douche.
I will go read that.
Well he is Jewish.
/good but not as good as The Sandlot’d
Did he say ‘Funky Buttlovin?’
Too late and misspelled to boot. Sigh.
A-Rod looks like a First baseman
Lol. Pedroia’s reaction was hilarious.
The ump stole his Lucky Charms.
Pedroia is NOT an Irish name.
For the record.
Ok, so what the hell do we know about Portugal?
Somehow I doubt I can make a good Saramago joke.
Yeah, he is not a leprechaun.
He is a pixie.
He’s trying to throw you off his scent. Dustin’s birth name was actually Dustin Seamus O’Flannery-Gallagher.
OK, we Americans of (partial) Irish descent ALREADY have to live down that embarrassment-to-the-blood Bill O’Reilly.
Now you’re trying to stick us with the blame for this little twerp, too?
Nope. Not accepting. Pedroia could BLEED green. Still not accepting.;-)
I laughed, even though that was like stealing home from the Red Sawx.
Awww, the lil elf is pissed.
Sabathia 2, Pedroia 0.
nice shutdown inning, cc
Nice quick inning. I like it.
That commercial reminds me of “Tell ‘em, Steve-Dave!”
i am loving this game
like a lot
Who get’s the RBI on a steal of home?
I assume there isn’t one awarded.
Bernie Williams. Even if he’s not in the game.
The fear of Gardner gets the RBI on that, I’m pretty sure. EIther that or Martinez’s little girl throw to second.
Terry Francona rockin’ the Harry Potter glasses.
A non-struggling CC and the Yankees offense on all cylinder makes me very very very surprised and happy.
This season is starting off just fine for me.
Things I’ve learned from the first four innings of the game:
1) White guys can’t grow beards
2) Don’t slide into first
3) If you slide into first, don’t hope that CC Sabathia is the one covering because he will crush you like a bug
4) Small white guys get angry in a funny way
1) White guys can’t grow beards
Or they can, can and get mange (like Schoenweiss)
If you plan on voting anything except 10 on tomorrow’s confidence poll, please send me your home address. Thanks in advance.
Yes. One game should dictate how I feel about the organization’s success for not only this year, but also the foreseeable futures.
I’m still voting an 8.
Long term organizational questions due to the chronic mishandling of young pitchers (by contemplating assigning them to roles of diminished utility for immediate marginal upgrades).
You’re my commenting hero.
My R-Squared value is statistically significant.
I don’t think one instance makes a “chronic mishandling.” There’s no doubt Joba has been horrendously botched, but Hughes is back where he belongs, and I think they’ve learned the lesson. It’s not like we’re Dusty Baker blowing out everyone’s arms.
It’s not like we’re clinching the World Series here tonight.
dude every Yankees/Sox game is the World Series times INFINITY you should know this by now
I don’t need to win the World Series tonight to have a confidence level of 10. This team is the balls.
My confidence in THIS YEAR’S team is 10.
It’s future years that I’m a little hazier on.
You are a sensible man. You’ll come around. All aboard the Pain Train.
Honestly…this may be my favorite response.
tex looks like david archuleta
get a haircut, hippy!
question. Cliff Lee is starting the season on the 15 day DL, does his 5 game suspension count into those days? or will he have to serve them when he comes back off the DL?
when he gets back.
No, he’s got to be on the active roster. He’ll serve it when he gets back. Of course, they could just activate him a few days early.
would like to see Beckett’s PC hit triple digits and for him to be knocked out of the game this inning.
this very much, droooool
You got your wish, though it was less than triple digits.
This game is awesome. MAN, I have missed this so much. Thanks to RAB, I surveved the offseason.
Shouldn’t the moment thing line up with the day? That makes infinitely more sense.
A big moment for Flash? Try the only big moment for Flash.
this, I was very very confused
Plus they kinda forgot what everyone remembers from that game. OH WHAT A PLAY BY DEREK JETER!!!!!
one of my favorite regular season games ever though. I was in a state of poor euphoria when I thought the Yanks turned a triple play in like the 10th, or whenever that was.
I really like these new graphics I gotta say.
me too. they’re very non-intrusive.
according to NESN a-rod earned his pinstripes in ’09 and became an official yankee
Well thank God for that.
Yea, protecting guys’ arms is stupid. You’re totally right, Al!
how many pitches is beckett at? 500?
529 to be exact.
0-for-3? what a bum
Its like this game is a continuation of the playoffs, I like what I see from the whole team right now. Everything is in sync.
Arod and Tex are on noti…Canooooo.
What a rocket.
Nice play by Drew.
But he totally sucks, right Sox fans?
well played by JD there
Ok, THAT was not OK Robby.
Wow JD Drew.
cano is a murderer
Cano = MVP!
Cano is going to win the MVP this year. Mark it.
Note that in a thread two weeks ago I called that Cano would finish top 5 in MVP voting. Remember that in 6 months.
“cano forgot what ballpark he was playing in.”
David Eckstein wouldn’t hit the ball that far, but if he did, he’d be on second right now.
Cano’s a better hitter, Pedroia’s a better hitter.
I meant Pedro9a’s a better fielder.
Cano’s defense really fluctuates. He has potential to be a really good defender though.
Yeah, one week he’ll look incredible, then the next week he’ll look awful.
Cano could fall out of bed in December and hit line drives over people’s heads.
Are we sure he literally didn’t just fall out of bed?
There’s a cot next to the bench for him.
There’s a lazy Dominican joke in there somewhere.
wow..i love Robbie Cano and yankees and Yes but can’t we wait for little more than first 5 innings of season to crown him MVP?
it’s kinda nice to see people overreacting in a good way than overreacting in a bad way
Also I love your name, and you’s a hottie Al Leiter!
I think that the way Drew played the ball, Cano would have been out. So, let it go ESPN.
Are they calling him lazy? weird.
Of course they are. He should have slid into second and then threw a fit after being tagged out.
THey’re not calling him lazy, they’re pointing out that he didn’t bust it out of the box, and that’s true.
INSIDE THE PARK HR JORGE
the grammar goes out the window when drunk.
The only way that would happen would be a Cameron/Ellsbury collision, and Drew twists an ankle running over there.
I would sort of enjoy this happening
wtf is with some of these strike calls today?
Does everyone get to see the “Cougar Life” add or is that just for me ?
I don’t have it now, but I’ve seen it.
Better than those fat chicks
orel should shut the hell up
Dustin Pedroia makes better cookies, snacks and Christmas Presents than Cano.
Cano will win Rookie of the Year.
/Writers who voted for Edinson Volquez.
This will never get old.
IT WILL FOR ME BECAUSE I HAVE NO SENSE OF HUMOR!!!
Got any clever movie quotes for us, eric?
/SBGL’d in response to your SBGL’d
Oh it did. It is as old as Angel Berroa.
ESPN is murdering Cano for being on 2nd right now. Sheesh.
The ESPN announcers are ragging Cano for not going to 2nd base… i dont think he had time for that…
but Orel is really grating my ears…
It’s hilarious when they show women’s basketball players wearing normal clothes.
If Cano is running hard out of the box, Drew throws him out. Shut up ESPN.
Does Gardner/Ellsbury get to 2nd on that, if they hit that ball?
But it would have been a gritty out, just like the elf’s at first.
ummm nothing Cano does is gritty, did you forget he’s Dominican
Well, does that mean he shouldn’t have been running hard?
I’m with you here, actually. Run hard out of the box if you’re so worried about being stereotyped.
Damn. 93 pitches already? Who’s the slow starter in April now?
ESPN just showed stat that since Cano’s debut in 2005 he is 2nd in AVG and 1st in HR and RBI of all American League 2B.
Jorge just pointed to himself indicating to Beckett it was him who called time. Classy.
great eye jopo
Hey Josh, sit this one out.
love the way our line-up works a pitcher
How is this Yankees offense gonna score any runs this season w/o Damon and Matsui!?!?
If Pedroia did a Cano and didnt take the 2nd base… then it was a “good baseball instincts” by Pedroia… racist B-a-s-t-a-r-d-s
Nick Johnson single-handedly forces Beckett out by seeing so many pitches.
That’s right Sox fans. Clap for Beckett. He really deserves it.
So if CC had a bad day at Yankee stadium you wouldn’t clap?
Eh, wouldn’t boo but I definitely wouldn’t give him much of an ovation.
You guys are tough fans. I almost always clap no matter what. Everyone likes some encouragement, especially on a bad day.
Yeah you’re right. Idk. If he was just off, and not god-awful, I’d applaud. He deserves it.
Good thing they saved their ace for Tuesday.
I can’t wait for Beckett to sign that extension, so that both he and Lackey can make like twice what Lester’s making even though Lester’s worlds better than they are.
I’d like it even better if Lester takes it to heart, refuses to re-sign there and comes over to the Bronx.
omg people need to not say things like this or I’ll become convinced they will come true
Eh, I’d take Lester on a free agent contract in a heartbeat. He’s the truth.
While Mo is only the Way and the Light.
And Jesus is the Savior
Let’s go Granderson!
ahh, gotta love knockin a pitcher out in the 5th, i so missed this
Schoenweiss looks like this redneck we had to kick out of the bar last night…..What happens to these guys when they sign with Boston ?
C-Grand against the lefty, I have a feeling he’ll drive in a run.
I’d love to see it.
Who’s this 45 year old guy in their pen?
I hope that YankeesJunkie took my advice to drop Beckett in the OT thread.
What a day, I gave my offering of brains to Zombie Jesus, I taught my niece had to jump rope, Brett Gardner stole home and Beckett doesn’t go 5. Sweet day all around.
Let’s see Granderson’s first real test against a lefty…
Schoenweis, Schoenweis, bless my homeland forever
anyone else? no? ok
He IS a little white flower, so yeah, I’m with you.
Small and whiiiite, cleeaaaan and bright
Girardi should really bring in Thames here.
Hey Josh why don’t you go up and sign that extension
schoeneweis pitching on easter is a conspiracy
If the game ends as it stands right now. What will be the bigger over reaction, Yankee fans/writers for winning, or Sox fans/writers for losing?
Sox for lsoing especially if they don’t score a lot of runs the Boston media will moan about the offseason moves
And cause Beckett shit the bed
no one will ever shit on Beckett ever
Who is this guy?
a dude whose wife died and is a lefty
Oh come on Curtis. Sell that shit.
Pedroia wud hv been jumping like a 3rd grader
I was like, that didn’t hit him? o_O
Pitching and defense.
GRANDERSON CAN’T HIT LEFTIES!
I dont get why they kept Schoendude but not Shouse.
I love how the Sox “upgraded” defensively by replacing Varitek with V-Mart.
man who knew schoenweis lost his wife
man that’s sad
I don’t understand, why wasn’t Cano hitting righthanded?
It’s was because of Schowenweis. Much like switch hitters don’t switch against Wakefield, they don’t against Schowenweis either.
he’s my favorite troll
Granderson can’t hit lefties!
and the bullpen has matched beckett’s k total for the night after one batter.
Love the DirecTV commercial with Jorge’s dad. Hahaha
Granderson batting .000 versus LHP this season……….
Red Sox are hitting .083.
Girardi in that commercial was creepy.
They have the outtakes for that commercial on the internet somewhere, good stuff.
It’s the braces.
I’d think that’d be more TW*H*S
Love the Imus commercial.
Meh, Imus is a nappy-headed hoe.
Oh I see what you did there.
NESN was giving Drew the credit (correctly) on Cano’s single btw. Was just catching up on the comments and wanted to point it out. NESN didn’t question Cano’s hustle on it at all.
How much does LeBron’s personal texter make and how do I apply?
Oh, shit, I would be SO THE BOMB of a personal tweeter for a celeb/athlete. I bring the pain.
3 times a day …..
Please just talk about the game. Kay is the worst with tangents.
this game has been going on for two hours, we are not yet done wtiht the fifth inning
imagine if the Sox had more than one hit? We’d still be in the third.
good to see big popup in mid season form
nice shot of the double steal by espn
Yeah it’s cool but they keep showing it- care more about the game at hand.
ESPN should care more about the game at hand, that is
L & G, I bring you the opening day optimism from Boston fans in their forum.
Last: 4/4/2010 I m going to bed. This was a bad disappointment. I would not be surprised if we got swept
Oh peace, Adrian.
Get used to that, Boston.
You see that little smirk as he walked towards third?
CC’s just fuckin’ with ‘em now.
Beltre has a good changeup apparently.
CC is Cruising but he looks like hes up to 325
When they ask him to start selling swimsuits, I’ll worry.
now that would make a funny comercial
He doesn’t look any heavier to me.
Said in the last thread, repeated in this one:
Ortiz, Beltre, Drew
What Boston’s 5-6-7 should be:
Drew, Beltre, Ortiz
Drew should probably be batting 2nd, but yeah
/stealing my Boston lineup’d
I think that will eventually happen. Papi is not long for this lineup.
Lol, just their 2nd hit of the night…
That anecdote should just remind us one more time that Satchel Paige was the fucking man.
Also, CC’s change was worth 3.59 runs per 100 pitches. Baller.
Satch had a career MLB ERA+ of 124, despite not playing any big league games until after his 41st birthday.
:: head explodes ::
Gonna be getting in my car in a bit. First taste of Sterling/Waldman . . . oy vey.
Don’t do it!
The Becket ace thing is really gonna bug me this whooole season.
man cameron wont swing at the schlop
I like Francona. I said it!!! He is the least douchey member of the Sox
I prefer the free-swinging variety of Cameron over the sensible, selective variety.
See what I said about Cameron’s gloves?? See?
/repeated Star Trek’d
Singelton’s joke just bombed
Haha Morgan’s hysterical. Brought to you by MLB…(7 seconds later)…10 the show
WTF was that Brett?
Brett, what the hell was that?
Gardner with a poor throw.
horrific throw by Gardy
And you guys hated Melky’s throws to the infield.
The fuck was that, Brett?
Gardner what was that =/
Also my mom is now having a heart attack
extremely gritty throw
They could actually tie it here.
What the heck was that, Brett?
wtf was that gritt
Bear down, CC.
I think Brett just hit the bull….
all around booooooooo
Gardner is now wondering if they are going to hand him a ticket to Scranton when he gets to the dugout.
He buys CC’s dinner tonight.
Damon would never have been able to throw the ball that far.
It’s all good, CC will dispatch TacoBellsbury here in short order.
First validated prediction of the year?
I give because I love.
“Joe West is very fair.” That would be a no
Orel Hershiser is just viciously abusing the Yankees right now
i was wondering why they needed another b00b there… ESPN has a simple vetting process.. hate Yankees? Hired.. LOL
Yep, that and an ability to shamelessly self-promote are the only pre-requisites
My cousin is stupid. He just said the Yanks need Damon and Matsui based on Gardner’s horrible throw.
Damon’s throw would have bounced before it reached the infield
U do need them if u wanted to see that throw o en hop before the 3rd base bag than after the 3rd base bag
you might be more drunk than I am, high-five
Heh. Maybe if they both played left simultaneously, so that Damon could throw to Matsui, and Matsui could carry the ball into the infield while on the stretcher.
That’s cold as hell… but not so far from the truth.
Damn, Orel is stopping short of calling Gardner stupid after that throw. STF!
A gem from Orel… “At moment of truth Gardner didnnt make a decisive decision” … can u make non-decisive decisions…
Small ball! At Fenway Park!
Great pitch, CC!
Pimpin’ ain’t easy.
Gardner did not make a decisive decision.
And I thought Morgan was the idiot…
ZZ with teh killah
CC. Total domination.
Unbelievable. Fugget about it.
Sit em down!
Alright good job CC. Let’s get some more runs.
CC drops the hammer.
Abused. Thanks for coming, Jacoby.
CC made him look silly
Sick fucking pitch.
Relax, folks. Four punchouts for the big guy.
UCONN women could beat the Nets.
But, seriously, Maya Moore could probably play at a D-3 men’s school and hold her own.
I think they should play UHartford or something in an exhibition. It’d probably sell out the Civic Center and UH could make some cash on it.
Hah, no chance.
How long do you let CC go? I say let him get through the sixth, then turn it over to the pen, playing the matchups.
I think Girardi gives him the sixth, then trots out Joba-Chop-Mo. Unless it gets out of hand or something.
yo CC Sabathia is a good pitcher, guys
I just heard that grass is green!
Did Yanks diss Orel or something in his playing days… or didnt sign him when they had a chance?… wheres this guy coming from…
Maybe he’s just an insufferable ass because his name is “Orel”.
Imagine the sh*t he took in school?
i have no idea where his beef is
The Buck-McCarver school of Broadcasting
It’s a bias that everyone at ESPN shares. This isn’t anything new.
He’s talking up CC now. And he was talking plenty of smack about Beckett. I think Orel just doesn’t pull punches, to the point that he sometimes might be a bit…tactless…compared to your standard bland talking head.
u are being generous… he sounds like a pompous arse..
Ellsbury isn’t so good at baseball.
Ugh; I’m so sick of this Gardner bunting shit. He just wasted a good pitch with a stupid bunt attempt.
Bunts are almost always a losing strategy unless they’re unexpected.
Brett Gardner’s fast, but not Usain Bolt fast. Even he shouldn’t be bunting for hits (which means pretty much nobody except for Tim Raines/Rickey Henderson should be bunting for hits).
And even they were smart enough to realize that working the count and getting on base was a better strategy.
Disagree. You just gotta be smart about it. Jeter gets on 33% with his bunts, which is pretty good.
Don’t blame the fact that he showed bunt. He let a good one go in his previous AB too.
Yeah, I made mention of it.
I dunno. He kinda needs it.
teh sell outs!!!1!
you put up with gardner’s d in order to keep that bat in the line-up
Shucks. No 1.000 averages this year.
Orel is doing the unbelievable… he is making Morgan seem listenable.. man.. is this the team we gotto put up with on Sunday nights… hope Yanks dont play many.. but i saw that atleast 5 more is possible… sigh
Is he still at it because of one error?
Morgan commended that gardner met him first at the dugout.. but Orel mentioned that CC had to make 4 outs instead of 3….
ok now let’s score off of one of their 1000000 Ramon Ramirezes
I need a button to just get the crowd noise.
Tonight that’s the mute button.
sounds like a library!
i missed the gardner throw, was it really that bad?
It was an airmail special. Was it bad? Yes. Should we be overreacting to it? No, not really.
This. If we’re taking his ridiculous UZR and arm rating from last year with a grain of salt because of the SSS, I’m not jumping off a bridge due to one throw tonight.
Plus, he’s out there for his offense anyway, right?
does derek run here?
Jeter: HE’S HEATING UP!
Blast from the past.
I can totally imagine Dick Vitale saying “HE’s HEATING UP!” every time Jeter gets a hit.
It’s coming back, baby.
man, jeter is making me look like a genius, picking him up in the 3rd round in fantasy
i have jetes, mauer, abreu, and cano
i will have a huge BA year
What kind of avg would Jeter need to hit over a full healthy season to reach 3k hits this year?
it was something like .422 so probably not happening
I just checked. If he gets to 3000 in 650 PAs, it would be a 389 avg.
Like, .450 or something insane.
I would say something in the .400s. So it’s highly unlikely he does it this year, but extremely likely that he does it next year.
He needs 251 more hits to get 3,000.
He needs 253 hits this year. A player has gotten that many hits in a single season five times in history, and just once 1930.
Was it ichiro? It was ichiro, wasn’t it? Ichiro?
Yeah I think it was Ichiro
Maybe he should just stop trying to hit home runs and pull an Ichiro.
pull an Ichiro
:: straining not to make an inappropriate joke here ::
.390 would get it done.
That giant girl for Baylor is the creepiest looking creature ive ever seen
I can’t decide if she’s an alien from Avatar, or just a man.
If Mikhail Prokhorov has his way, Mike Krzyzewski will be coaching his last collegiate game Monday night ve. Butler. Al Iannazzone reports that Prokhorov will waste no time once approved later this month and offer the Duke coach a contract worth between $12 and $15 million a year. Under one scenario, Krzyzewski would serve as both head coach and general manager.
Really? For a guy who has coached zero games in the NBA? Hell, I’d rather have Tom Izzo for $3 mil, who isn’t a great recruiter, but is a fantastic coach.
Coach K can flat out coach. That being said, no NBA coach is worth that much money. They’re just not that important.
But Coach K has strong ties with all the free agents this class from the Team USA games. Not that I think it’ll matter but it could come into play.
Mike Krzyzewski making two to three times as much as guys like Rick Adelman, Larry Brown, Mike Woodson, Mike D’Antoni, etc… that’s crazy.
It won’t happen. Coach K’s way too smart to leave what he’s got for a potential nutjob like Prokhorov, no matter how much he offers
You know what’s crazy? No matter how bad the ESPN or YES team is, they will always be twenty times preferable to FOX
hahahahhaa i wonder what they called orel in the clubhouse
prolly blow jobs
CC to K-rob to Joba to Mo, perfection.
Mo help me, ESPN has been talking about nicknames for the past inning
haha they’re explaining the cleats.
he was wearing different cleats to start the game then changed in maybe like the third inning
They call Dustin Pedroia “Peedee” in the locker room and they call his brother “Pedo”
Hey now. Pedophilia jokes are never funny.
not me that time
Al Leiter’s Fashion Report.
I think Girardi should start getting that pen going right about now.
Nice Air Jordan IV’s by CC
CC’s looking a little gassed.
Yeah, CC seems like he’s getting tired.
CC should be wearing the Yankee Lebron’s.
Bring in Houdini!!!
Settle down, ZZ.
CC getting a little tired.
/repeating what everyone else is saying’d
Danger Will Robinson
Bad news bears.
“with robertson up it shows yankee fans that joba has the eigth inning role.”
-orel the idiot
Do we have ourselves a game? Shut em down ZZ!
CC will get 2 more batters and he’s done
come on CC, remember you da man
Let’s go, CC. Get Squirrel Beard.
No command of the fastball.
Alright come back big time here, CC.
Let CC get Papi Joe.
luckily, david robertson is our “bases loaded no outs” specialist
Does anyone on the Sox have hair?
Left it on the fat part of the plate.
youkilis putting on his “tough guy” face makes me smile and remember him getting his ass kicked by a 20 year old skinny ass rookie last year
Nick totally misplayed that
ah fuck me
Baaaad route, Swish.
Yeah. Get him out of there.
CC is gassed. He’s being pulled a few batters late.
Swish played that poorly.
Meh, he was stuck in no-man’s land.
Youk shouldn’t be on third. It is what it is.
He did take a terrible route to that. He might’ve thought he had a chance to get to the spot but he was very wrong. Not saying he’s a bad defender but don’t let him off the hook for that.
Fuck fuck fuck
Not good, but not entirely unexpected. No need to panic.
classy bostonian giving swish the finger
what a crap city
Nice route, Swish.
That was definitely an outfield assisted triple.
Ugh, Swish played that pretty terribly.
I just started burning my Yankees jersey. Too soon?
(momentarily pauses biting down on cyanide capsule)
Hey Joe, wake up buddy.
why is he still in? =/
to get ortiz.
ugh, cc remembered its april
I’m surprised Swish was playing in the gap if they were pitching youk away the whole at bat.
CC is out of gas
I guess I don’t see what Girardi sees. CC looked gassed in the 5th, after one batter in the 6th, why ws the pen NOT ready?
Yeah, this early in the season, I woulda had a shorter leash on him.
But I suppose you also have to push the guys a little to get their endurance up. Double edged sword.
Yeah. I guess. As long as he doesn’t do that in August, we should be fine.
THe pen HAS been ready. Joe wanted CC for Ortiz. I expect he was supposed to pitch around Youk more than he did, but he screwed the pooch.
Yeah, but that back fired. CC got hit in the bottom of the 5th and then the first two this inning. He shouldn’t have been pitching to Youk.
I dont see why you leave CC in for Youkilis in that situation
Not so fast my friends.
haha apparently Suzyn Waldman called Joe Girardi Joe Torre
mega reply fail
anyway you shouldn’t troll
How is that trolling? It is far from ova
Red Sox fan, only showed up when the team caught up.
Though I could have jumped to conclusions.
hmm think CC should have never started this inning? or is that just hindsight?
Yeah, we should’ve pulled him at 80 pitches…
Hindsight. He was at, what, well under 90 pitches? Not laboring.
It’s the first game of the year.
This has to be CC’s last batter.
Good job Cano.
Girardi is pulling a Torre.
In what way?
NICE play, Cano.
Is “cagily” even a word?
Heads up play by Robbie. Real smart.
Nice by Cano to hold the runner.
Good play by Cano avoiding the bat and holding Youk at third.
Heads up play by Robbie.
Really, really good job by Robbie holding Youkilis there.
Now, wait a minute. As far off as Youk was, why wouldn’t you throw to 3rd? And at least have the double play set up for Beltre?
Ha. I’m not complaining, the replay just made it seem that he was awfully far off the bag.
Waldman sez “Joe Torre comes out to get Sabathia…”
Can lazily taking his time throwing to 1st.
Suzyn Waldman just said that Joe Torre was coming to take out CC. Shes in mid season form baby
Its Fenway. Shit like this is going to happen. And yeah, unfortunately it can happen on Opening Night.
Exactly. Still a very solid first outing for the big man, just tired a little earlier than he will once his stamina’s built up.
NO THIS IS UNACCEPTABLE BLARGH
A little too late IMO.
Yeah, shoulda been drob, right?
If he was determined to go with CC against Youk, then the best play was probably to walk hik and face Ortiz with the bases loaded. Hope for a ground ball.
To those people who think they should have pulled CC after 5, or had the bp ready:
It’s CC. Most of the time, he bears down and gets out of it. Sometimes, he doesnt. But because most of the time he does, he throws 4000 innings a year. General Joe did nothing wrong.
It’s the first game of the season. CC is notorious for starting slowly. Most of the time he does get out of the situation but this early of the season I’d give it to the BP.
Chances D-Rob strands Youk at 3rd. >>>>100%
Your math may have been a little off.
less than 100%
I was hoping for an easier win, but I’ll take a sloppy W as long as it’s a W.
Suzyn Waldman called Joe Girardi Joe Torre
Pasta diving Cano =/
There is no way infield-in is a good percentage play.
John Drew ? really Sterling ? Damn
To be fair, the “J” does stand for Jonathan.
Well at least my hatred for the Redsox has been renewed early this year.
Time for a grounder, Dave. Still have three more ABs.
Well, our Ace went longer than their Ace. I guess that is a good thing.
he didnt give up a HR either
Except Beckett’s not actually their ace
So true. But he sure wants ACE money… Hope they over pay for him.
Yankee BP>>>>>>>>>>>>>Red Sox BP
New ballgame in the 7th if DRob gets out of this.
Normal Fenway game.
Lots still to go
It’s the first game. Remember how crazy the media was with the Yankees losing the first 8 games to the Sox?
I remember how crazy I was
You can be mad and upset about losing this game (if they lose it which I doubt they will) and not think the season is over or anything crazy.
True. But, I mean…CC didn’t execute a couple times, but you can’t pull him that early — he’s still your big guy, and he needs to get in gear, and you want him to face Ortiz. It’s not like there’s been systematic fail all over the field or anything.
My favorite part of the 2010 Red Sox season will be that the players the Sox faithful hate the most (Drew, Beltre, Cameron) will probably be among their best players, and the ones they love the most (Ortiz, Lowell, Beckett, Papelbon) will be letdowns.
So true and it speaks volumes
Damn that wall!
meh. reply fail.
They won’t even need the smear campaign when Drew leaves.
OH MY GAAHD I’M SO FAAKIN PUMPED WE GAAHT RIDDA THAT WHITE DAAHKIE
ive thought that same thing. Theyre very confused people, and they cant say r’s
Ortiz is done. Liability but a good one for them to have.
Eh, good job Robertson.
Now is the time for Robbie to prove himself in RBI situation
Yankees still win.
Time for Tex and A-rod to hit.
I will never get tired of that Avis ad. So awesome.
That Avis commercial never gets old.
Three inning ballgame, baby.
To be honest, CC pitched alot better tonight then I expected. I fully expected him to get knocked around just because it’s April and Fenway.
this. I was expecting him to be out after the second having given up that many runs.
ESPN had some cool graphics before the game… Fenway yields 1.3 hr/gm compared to 1.07 hr/gm in the league… a 36 degree arc is enuf to clear the green Monster… it will clear only 3 other ballparks and is a shallow popup in many of them… its atleast 30 ft closer to homeplate than league avg.. basically its a park where u can hv avg players and make them look pretty good
No worries. This was annoying, but not entirely unexpected or troublesome.
This is when we need Damon and Matuis.
we got this
johnson/tex/alex are 0 for 9
I’m smelling a Tex or A-Rod longball here.
Hmm…no bridge jumpers. I’m surprised.
I already did!!!!!
and u landed on the ticker tape parade bed from our Canyon of Heroes drive with #27
CC now doing a national Subway commercial along with Strahan. No Johan.
Don’t forget Jared the Colts fan and Phelps.
Here comes Mr Unclutch A-Rod again y din’t ca$hman sign clutch beltre when he has teh chance this team sucks
Correction for the Sox Crowd: It’s *World Champion* Yankees Suck. Thank you.
Yeah I would very much love for Teix to somehow reverse his early-season droughts.
Tex doin what he does
Passing the baton’d
Let’s go Arod!!!!!!
Here we go, Alex. Make ‘im pay for that walk.
Much love to Gene Monahan.
Bring ‘em home, Robbie.
As I was thinking it he was hitting it. Just missed
And the Green Monster taketh….
I love that this comment is no longer an accurate reflection of Arod’s career.
We are setup
Yeeeeeeeah, Arod was wropped.
Still good though.
Ramirez sucks vs the Yankees. Then again most pitchers suck vs the Yankees.
I’ll settle for a double.
Ugly wall robbed us of an A-bomb
That was smoked.
i totally called a HR there. but i’ll take a double
Why did Ellsbury throw that to third? He had no shot at Tex. Bad play.
First test for Robbie with runners in scoring position.
ill take it, now lets get ‘em home boys
Robbie gets an RBI. Book it. Then he’ll stop being unclutch in the eyes of the media. Okay maybe half of that will come true.
oh he’s gonna get MORE THAN ONE RBI baby
Yay for prediction.
time for some robbie with risp over-reaction
If Cano doesn’t drive in a run….I can only shudder.
Oh noes, it’s Cano is RISPs!
Ramon Ramirez, I hope you enjoy your continuation of your BABIP regression to the mean that started last July.
Baseball is a cruel, cruel bitch of a game, eh?
Cano with risp. uh oh. (jk)
The guy in that Heineken ad is totally not good looking enough for the girl in it.
I don’t understand that commercial at all
Dont hate the player hate the game!!
Have you seen a beer ad before?
Come on Robbie!
I’m a little sad CC can’t pick up a win though.
We still have about 20 more lead changes.
This year’s in game box score is much, much better.
Yes. Nice graphic.
whatever happens, this at-bat will produce an overwrought “robbie cano with risp” narrative
Gets the run in. I’m cool with it.
And……here we go again
I’ll settle for that.
Yayy robbie! Midge ftl!
Mr. Hustle is no match for the midget.
Teixeira runs funny
robbie got lucky there
Cano with the situational RBI!
Good at-bat Robbie, ill take it.
good job Robbie
Cano in scoring position=clutch.
good job by Robbie. thats all he needed
Not really what you like to see but it gets the job done. Cano’s smoked the ball a couple times tonight.
RBI Cano getting it done!
pedroia = pesky
tex = slaughter
Ballsy. I didn’t think Tex would go.
Oh yeah, Jorge!
You’re gonna have to be more specific… I have so many potential cues.
It regards something that the Yankees will not be
Patience, young padawan. All in due time.
My damn midi-clorians just have me so excited
love him just love him
Lebron did call a 7-5 score in ESPN pregame…
You know, Joe has stayed away from a lot of cliches tonight, and has had a bunch of insightful things to say about infield D. Kudos.
Its the i cant take Orel thing… Joe M seems reasonable
Posada is too old to play this game.
this offense is amazing
Every AB vs. LHP is going to be a test, apparently.
No Plate Appearance Left Behind
Okajima had his worst season last year, and wasn’t all that good in Japan. Is he due for a correction?
I propose Cano change his name to Ribbie.
I second this motion.
Just drop the O. RBInson Cano.
Yanks answer like CHAMPIONS
Someone tell Curtis he’s a switch hitter.
Nice rip, nasty pitch.
That changeup was dirty; nice pitch Okajima.
Anyone else surprised that there isn’t more comments?
we’re all too busy jumping off bridges
Honestly I’m surprised that there aren’t any jumpers today. It might be a sign of things to come.
With all of the comebacks last year, I expect they’ll wait until the end of the game, so that they can’t be proved wrong.
I think we need new spillover posts at 500. Once it gets beyond that, it slows the refresh.
The Comment box gets so s-l-o-o-o-w to show what you’re typing…then it finally shows up, and you see your typos, and go back to fix them…and it starts all over again. Ugh.
Anyone else surprised that there isn’t aren’t more comments?
wow orel talking about the bugs bunny change
Good take, Grandy. Good take.
Nice AB, CG
Grandy has passed the “test”.
Way to work it, Curtis. Make up for that misplay in RF, Nick!
Was it a misplay, or was he positioned poorly? There’s no way to know :-/
Maybe he has a sore hamstring.
I’ll take a walk against a lefty.
walks against LHP: we will take it
Grandy still can’t hit lefties!
hit that wall swish
SoSH on Jorge: “Come on, get f**king old already.”
“F*cking Rivera will just dominate until he’s 62″ – my favorite SoSH quote, honestly
Mariano Rivera is Satchel Paige’s alias. The guy will be around for the next fifty years.
His next career will be as a power hitter.
OMG, Granderson didnt strike out vs a LHP!!!!
Jon miller is an idiot! “Swisher the switch hitter coming up.” WTF is Granderson!?!?!? A lefty!?!?
these Yankees are just clogging the bases with those walks.
Dammmmmmmmmit, that was it Swish. Oh well.
Shitty. Oh well. Still winning.
no pitch count for relievers? I know it isn’t as important for RP, but I still find it interesting.
meant on the new YES broadcast graphic
Not sure if who else follows Schefter on twitter, but some idiot was harassing him today, saying that McNabb wasn’t going to be traded. Pretty funny stuff to check out.
Jeez, not that I’m saying the Red Sox are great, but can you imagine how long the innings are going to be when we play teams with really bad pitchers?
10 walks per game minimum
My favorite NoMaas picture:
ahhh mayyyy zinggg
good offensive inning
Swisher fucked up just missing that 2-0 pitch.
wow i love steve tyler
was that his granddaughter with him?
His great-great-grandaughter, yes.
Who is that chick with Steven Tyler???
it looked like his daughter
that girl looked waaaay too much like him
Probably a daughter, continuing the uncomfortable use of his daughters as attractive props. (see: Tyler, Liv in “Crazy” video).
That girl has bad teeth. Just sayin.
That is amazing
Man on Heroin singing God bless america is not cool
Guess Joba does have the 8th by default.
“he just SHOVES chocolate down peoples’ throats” -ummm.
Suppose that means that the 8th is Joba Time.
Also, thoughts on Jack Curry being Bob Lorenz’s sidekick?
Selig and Co. must be hating this game. It’s taking too long!
Alright, CHP. Let’s bounce back from the 3-0 count and roll.
I need to see a Chan Ho Park music video with him dancing to the music of Jai Ho, except clearly the Jai is changed to Chan
I am laughing so hard
Settle Chop. Get a GB…
I know its just a play on his name, but every time I hear Chop i immediately think it’s a racial epithet
Wow, effort by Cano. Someones mad about the lazy thing.
It’s actually inverse laziness. He doesn’t want the game to go any longer.
Wow, sox paying 8.6 mil of Lugo’s salary. Just wow.
I honestly can’t believe they were as good a team as they were with Lugo playing SO MANY games at SS for them
Yeah. First of all, why the fuck was Lugo getting payed 9 mil. Second of all, was there really no one willing to take more than 400k of his salary, or at least an out-of-division team willing to match that?
What a bad contact.
So, does that count as part of their 2010 salary?
It’s what all small market teams do.
Great pitch from Park on Taco.
Love that 2-seamer.
That last pitch to Ellsbury was nasty.
Chop’s fastball has some ridiculous run on it.
Is Ellsbury really wearing #2? What in the world?
apparently he said something like “it’s so everyone knows what number they are when they’re behind me”
heh, this one is good too.
Not safe for work:
found some gems looking for the Fenway one.
lead changes left to go: 35
Oh what the shit.
We need another spillover thread. It’s taking a long time to refresh.
oof, he molested that little pitch.
This is going to be an all-nighter.
i am not liking this
God fucking damnit. And i really wanted to love Chan Ho
So I already fuckin hate Chan Ho
Holy shit did Park miss his spot on that one.
That was sucky.
We still win.
I love pitchers duels
Chan-Ho … damn.
I don’t know what to say.
Worst Home Run Trot Evaaaaah
Yankees still win. Still.
Chan Ho Park will be gone before this season is over, and that’s not based on this first game.
What is it based on?
I agree with you that Park won’t be around come the end of the season just a gut feeling.
Didn’t look like that bad a pitch, really. Oompa Loompa did a nice job on it.
He missed his spot rather badly, though.
Over/Under: 4.5 bullpen panic articles tomorrow regardless of the game’s outcome.
If you mean just by Hey-Man, over.
If you mean overall, way over.
Under- the game’s gonna last til two and they won’t get them to press.
Where will CHP be traded to?
cashman free agent RF pitcher signings……ouch !!!
a) It’s stupid to decide about a move after one game
b) It’s not like this move cost much at all.
At least we have Joba for the 8th….
should this move to a new thread?
Way to be, West.
Yankees-Red Sox games in Fenway are just bad for your health. They don’t obey logic. A few years ago my Dad and I decided we would just stop watching Yankee games in Fenway. Sometimes I really wish we had stuck to that decision.
fuckin chan ho park
Joe Sheehan already ripping Girardi on Twitter for using Chan Ho:
Protecting a two-run lead on the road with your fifth-best right-handed reliever. Joe Girardi, everybody!
Eh…i guess he couldve gone Joba then Marte?
I hate to say it, but I think I will hate Chan Ho Park by June.
Another Cheapshot comment at Cano.
Wow, just wow!!!
What a ballgame!
that was close Cano!
Heh. Canobie showin off the arm.
damn v-mart is slow as shit
Way to stay with it, Robbie. Just one more out, then score some more runs.
Whew, don’t scare me like that Ribbie.
/Promoting the new nickname
CHAN HO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! damn it!!!!!!
Please, get him out.
Give Joba a 4 out outing, take out Park.
Not a wonderful debut for Chan Ho.
Did we sign B Kim or CH Park… LOL… this is like the Chase Wright circa from 3 yrs back
Thank God, ho is gone!
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