Open Thread: RAB commercial on YES

Aceves throws off half-mound
Montero goes deep, but Scranton loses anyway

Just in case you haven’t seen it during the pre- and post-game shows yet, here’s our 15 minutes of fame. We’re not good enough for the big money, between inning slots yet, but one day we’ll get there. Oh shush, we’re allowed to gloat every now and then.

Anyway, here’s your open thread for this beautiful Saturday evening. Depending on where you live, you’ll get either the Rays-Marlins or the A’s-Cardinals on MLB Network, plus you have UCLA-Florida in College World Series action on ESPN. Gerrit Cole starts tomorrow for the Bruins, but they’re sending Trevor Bauer out to the mound tonight, and he’s another potential first rounder next year. I can’t recommend the CWS enough, just great baseball. Anything goes tonight, just be cool.

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Aceves throws off half-mound
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  • forensicnucchem

    Red Sox have 4 errors today. That’s hard to do with today’s Official Scorers so hesitant to give out errors.

    Teh Defense!!1!!!

  • Ivan

    RAB Riding their own dick…Can’t say I blame ya guys.

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

    Still not used to this whole different time zone thing. I saw this post on Twitter and did a double take, wondering why there’s an open thread at midnight. Then I was like, “Oh, duh…”

    Anyway, huge congrats to you guys. You deserve it!

    • Kevin G.

      Why are you in a different time zone?

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

        I’m on vacation/a genealogy research trip in the UK. I’ve been in Northern Ireland for almost a week now.

        • BigBlueAL

          They must be going crazy over there with the way England’s soccer team is playing so far. lol

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

            They are. I haven’t even seen the US play, however.

            • BigBlueAL

              Crazy game vs Slovenia. Great comeback but they have to stop conceding goals in the opening minutes of every damn game.

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

                I saw there was a big fuss about a referee taking a goal away from the US in that game. Was it as bad as everyone says?

                • BigBlueAL

                  Yeah. I mean Ive watch/read stuff from even the british papers and the BBC/ITV highlights show and everyone is completely stunned on why the ref called a foul on the USA.

                  Worst part is he blew the whistle so early it makes it even more curious.

                • Mike HC

                  Yea. It is at the point that there is not even a point of arguing because the call is so egregiously bad.

                  I actually think it can help this team though long term possibly. Kind of a reminder that its us against the world and come out with something to prove next game and into the rest of the tourney. Blessing in disguise I truly believe.

  • j

    i squealed when i saw that yesterday before the game started…

    • http://yanksgoyard.com Andy_C_23

      Squealed like a pig, city boy?

      /Deliverance’d

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Twins entered the bottom of the ninth against Philly down 9-4.

    They just tied it up.

    • forensicnucchem

      If you can’t watch it, did it really happen?

      Thank you FOX.

  • UWS

    Vuvuzelas at the Rays-Marlins game.

    Urge to kill…rising…

    • forensicnucchem

      It’s two Florida fanbases colliding. Would you expect anything less?

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      I find the vuvuzela to be a step up from the cowbell honestly.

  • BigBlueAL

    Torre is bringing in his closer in a tied game on the road?? But he is stupid and the genius Girardi would never do that!!!!

    • BigBlueAL

      Of course it backfires on him and the Red Sox still score to win the game.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        I feel like every time managers bring in their closers in non-save situations it backfires on them terribly

        • BigBlueAL

          Which season was it when Mo kept losing games when he was brought in during tie games for a little stretch there and people were yelling not to bring him in if the game was tied in the Top of the 9th?? Might have been 2008 I think.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Isn’t there a “Mo can’t pitch in tie games!!!” meme every year?

  • jay

    bout time yall got the recognition.

  • forensicnucchem

    Did YES not tell any of you guys that they were going to be doing a dedicated commercial like that? Seems like they would at least give you a heads up. Guess that’s too much work for them.

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

      Oh they told us.

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    Congrats to all three of you guys. Nobody deserves it more, the quality of the writing and analysis here is second to none, and it’s nice to see you guys get promoted for being what most of us around here already know, that this is the best Yankee blog around.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      That. A lot.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Bexy, now that you’re doing some of you’re own blogging, do you have a deeper appreciation of how good these three guys are at what they do? I know I do.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Definitely.

          Don’t want to sound like I’m sucking up here, but I do understand. It’s incredibly hard to think of stuff to post every day and make it well-written and insightful. And I don’t have a job so it’s not like I’m insanely busy.

          • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

            And to think that Ben finds the time to blog while attending Law School, Joe sobers up long enough to write something coherent, and Mike has to get his writing in between visits with his parole officer. The obstacles these three have to overcome to do such good writing makes it almost impossible to fathom.

            • Marsha

              You mean Ben finds the time to attend law school while blogging.

          • BigBlueAL

            Kiss ass. lol

    • Joe West’s Music Career

      +42

  • Joe West’s Music Career

    Holy shit that’s awesome. Big congrats to Ben, Mike n Joe. That’s bigtime boys. And to think I blogged here when…

    • http://twitter.com/JoeRo23 The Honorable Congressman Mondesi

      The legendary fourth RABbi returns!

      (Wait, what?)

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

        Joe West rhymes with Pete Best.

        I’m just saying.

  • Dela G

    holy shit the twins took the lead

    my fantasy team is rejoicing because mauer is on FIYA

    • BigBlueAL

      My fantasy team is rejoicing because the team Im playing this week has Hamels and bullpen blew the win for him today. lol

      • Dela G

        ha i am playing against a guy who started hamels and kevin slowey today

        it’s been a win win

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

        My fantasy team is sobbing because I still have Jose Contreras.

        • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

          lol are you in a 30 team league? i know no one in my 12 team leagues would touch that guy

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

            Twenty teams. I had him while Lidge was out and I was holding onto him while hoping that Lidge implodes again.

            • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

              ha i see

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

            Hasn’t he actually been insanely good for them? Obviously you wouldn’t want to pick him up from the beginning.

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

              He has been. His ERA was 1.23 before tonight and his peripherals are also really good.

            • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

              well i have some other pitchers like arthur rhodes, taylor clippard, joe biemel and luke gregerson on my rosters :)

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

                Tyler Clippard should be owned in any league. He’s still second on my team in wins. And to think people laughed at me when I picked him in the 18th round….

                • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

                  i have no idea why i called him taylor, but yeah he’s been so clutch money for my team this year. He’s this year’s aceves

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    aaaand like clockwork, Zach grienke has already given up 2 runs. i can’t believe i picked this guy over tim lincecum

    ugh

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    http://bombersbeat.mlblogs.com.....issue.html

    Imagine if Joba didn’t notice, and then saw some hot chick sitting in the front row. We could have celebrated Flag Day a week late.

  • http://tigerwoods.com Tiger Woods

    please use this opportunity to shut up the b-jobbers with logic.

  • Mike HC

    Congrats on the well deserved recognition. Now don’t let it get to your head and big time us peons, ha.

    Keep it up guys! I would be lost without his blog, no joke.

  • Sleepykarl

    Gonna have to brace myself for a series of, “Brackman is a bust, he cannot even get out guys 5 years younger than him,” on tonights DOTF.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    This Twins/Phillies game is completely insane and I’m just listening to it on the radio!

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Is it on 1050?

  • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

    http://www.nydailynews.com/spo.....Yankees%29

    I love how she’s sitting there, half-naked, as if to say “LOOK AT ME! I’M SHOCKING, AREN’T I?” and everyone around here is paying no attention whatsoever.

    • BigBlueAL

      I dont get the fascination with her at all.

      • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

        Her music is really good, and if she underplayed her image I’d find her to be kinda sexy. But she overplays it, so everyone just looks to knock her. She’s a lot like Christina Aguilera to me. Love her music, think she’s good looking but have no idea why she feels the need to go so over the top.

        • BigBlueAL

          Christina Aguilera is still trying to upstage Britney like she has her whole career. Still thinks she is competing with her, cant get over the fact that Britney’s music sold so much more than her and she was way more popular than her when their careers started.

    • Cecala

      Holy Shit thats my aunts fiance behind her texting!!!

  • jon

    Jesus just hit a homer dude is finally heating up

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      i am loving that he has been on fire the past 2 weeks. i knew he’d turn it around. I hope he is setting .010 percentage point goals for himself and increase his average on a weekly basis till he gets to that comfortable .300+ level :)

  • Carcillo

    Ahahaha.

    Ross Gload.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    wow the twins blew the lead…. that means potentially more joe mauer time!

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      and he walks…. ugh, i just hope he scores

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        He did! This game is insane.

        • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

          ha i know! i am loving it!

  • Carcillo
    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      Dude, just FYI we try to avoid the Right/Left stuff around here. I know this is an open thread but it’s a Baseball site.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    there have been 9 homeruns in the twins/phillies game

    now that is what you call band box play

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    boy, rauch just doesn’t want this game to end

    • http://www.theyankeeu.com/author/steve-s/ Nostra-Artist

      He gets paid by the inch.

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      aaand, ballgame

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

        what a completely insane game. Great stuff for the YCPB roundup tonight, yay.

  • Greg G.

    Sorry I’m so late to the party…congrats on the TV ad, gents. Well done!

  • pat

    This means you’re doing something right-

    http://www.legendofcecilioguan.....-hate.html

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    I hate vuvuzelas. I have a headache from watching this Rays-Marlins game.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      It sounds like a goddamn beehive.

    • http://twitter.com/dpatrickg Dirty Pena

      Better than the cowbell.

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

    Matt den Dekker just made the catch of the century.

  • Kiersten

    You know what sucks? Working on Saturday night.

    Trying really hard to remind myself why I want to work in the newspaper industry right now…

  • YankeeJosh

    The first time I saw the commercial it took me a minute to get it because in my head this site is “River Avenue Blues” and the announcer kept saying River Ave Blues Dot Com” But great job guys, you deserve the publicity as the best Yankees blog on the net.

  • http://enternight.mlblogs.com Ana

    Yo nice commercial. It made me happy :)

  • Jose the Satirist

    Why haven’t I ever thought of this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LvLu9Nfd_SU

  • deuce bag poster

    I’m not watching this Twins-Phils game. WTF is happening?

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      lol the game ended like an hour ago

      • deuce bag poster

        Whatever then. WTF happened?

        • Jose the Satirist
          • deuce bag poster

            All I had to do was look at the boxscore. HOLY SHIT TWINS. WTf was up with the Phils?

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

              Bullpen implosion.

              It was goddamn fantastic to be listening to it on the horrendously homer-happy Phillies radio station.

  • bonestock94

    Just turned on the rays game, wtf, vuvuzelas!?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Step 1: Sell vuvuzelas in the USA
      Step 2: Start bringing them to all sporting events
      Step 3: ?????
      Step 4: PROFIT!

    • Raf

      my goodness are those things annoying

    • Accent Shallow

      ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZzz

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    John Jaso has a BB:K ratio of 25:15. That is some OBP Jesus right there.

  • theyankeewarrior

    That commercial is total sweetness. Congrats, fellas.

    Now it’s to the bars for theyankeewarrior…

    /referringtomyselfinthethirdperson’d

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

    That commercial is the second most awesome thing ever, after only me.

    • Greg G.

      Jeez, TSJC, imagine if the commercial had you in it!

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        There’s no room on the screen for RAB and Tommie’s ego.

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      hahahaha perfect

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Chris Coghlan was thismotherfuckingclose to having his children crushed by a 93 MPH fastball. He got lucky because it only drilled him in the thigh.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    florida marlins plz dont win this game, i really needed a jeff niemann win

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      the Yankees and things that benefit the Yankees >>> your goddamn fantasy team >:(

      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        i know, but but this is like for a stranglehold of first place in my league :(

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

          Well too freaking bad. You can get that next week. ;P

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        This all over.

    • Accent Shallow

      Don’t buy Jeff Niemann at all.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        He’s the floor of Andrew Brackman.

  • Kevin

    Marlins tie it! Whoooo!

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    @#)*&)*#$&*&#*@#(*)#@

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Things that benefit the Yankees never warrant this response >:(

      • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

        i know, maybe i’m just being irrational

        my bad

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Is that so?

  • MrJigginz

    I’m late,but congrats you guys on the commercial…You’ve been the best baseball blog,IMO,since I first stumbled upon youz guyz.This blog means a lot to a lot of us,and your work is highly appreciated.

  • deuce bag poster

    How the fuck did Tiger Woods get to four back in the U.S. Open? Last I checked he was nine back.

    Fucked up marriage life aside, that man is just freakishly good at what he does.

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      he took a 3 month layoff and finished 4th in the masters (at least i think it was 4th)

      the guy is just fucking nails

  • Andrew Brotherton

    Bucky F’n Dent’s son just came in the game. How awesome would it be if we drafted him and he hit a homerun eliminating the Red Sox? Like Father Like Son?

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    What in the world just happened in the Rays/Marlins game? o_O

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      I had trouble following that as well.

  • Rick in Boston

    Congrats to the RABbis on this, it’s well deserved. I can’t think of another blog out there that’s as well done as this, as consistantly as RAB is. Thankfully I followed Mike here from one of his previous stops and I’ve been hooked ever since.

  • FIPster Doofus

    Why is James Shields pitching the 10th inning of the Rays game?

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Because he’s Big Game James.

      No, I have no idea. Maybe their bullpen is shot? Garza got annihilated and left before even two innings yesterday.

      • FIPster Doofus

        That’s it, and what Carlos said. I was taken aback when I pulled up Gameday and saw Shields pitching.

    • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

      The Rays ate into too much of their bullpen. They used Soriano for two innings and failed to do much of anything in the eighth or ninth.

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

        Lance Cormier is available, but the pitcher’s spot is due up this inning. Maddon didn’t want to double switch out Crawford or Longoria, so he used Shields for an inning. Then he’ll be able to bring in Cormier for multiple innings without having to send him to the plate.

        • FIPster Doofus

          I see. Thanks, Mike.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    The Marlins pitching staff has issued 10 walks and only one of the 10 walked has scored #ycpb.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    holy shit there’s chewbacca in the stands of the marlins game

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    wow they walked in a run

    wow

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    wowowowow that was not strike 2

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    Jorge Sosa is really bad

    • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

      he sucks ass

  • Kevin

    Well, at least I got a win out of James Shields for my fantasy team…

    • Kevin

      I spoke too soon! I would much rather the Rays win.

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        Yankees >>>> your fantasy team

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

      Oh this ain’t over.

  • Nigel Bangs

    way late, but huge congrats on the tv spot. pride, power, pinstripes, pawlikowski?

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    holy wow the Marlins have the bases loaded and there’s still nobody out.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    This Rays-Marlins game is just like the Mets-Cards game, except there’s more offense involved.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    holy shit the marlins are making a comeback???

  • Nigel Bangs

    Fucking vuvuzelas.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    This is one of the only times you can root for FLA. They have two shots to help the Yankees add a half game to the divisional lead.

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    man what a great time to change the mlb.tv channel!

    i have this and the trainwreck in colorado to watch

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    cmon uggla

  • mike c

    this game is pathetic

  • http://www.twitter.com/stophamm3rtime Dela G

    wow that sucked

  • mike c

    i just want to say that cano is the 2nd coming of mattingly

    • mike c

      robbie baseball?

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

        I’m using that one now. h/t to you mike c.

        • mike c

          cheers, then it will be so

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist Carlosologist

    Goddamnit. Why can’t we have first place for ourselves?

  • Nigel Bangs

    bummer.

  • boogie down

    wow, 1st and 3rd, no out, and the marlins can’t score the tying run…this after having already scored three runs in the inning to pull within one..

    bah, we were thisclose to sole possession of first!

  • Pasqua

    The sports anchor on WNBC in NY just referred to Tex’s homerun as “texual healing.” Suck it, Sterling.

    • boogie down

      lol, priceless

  • mike c

    marlins will tie the game, and it goes on 5 more innings

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com/ bexarama

    What a goddamn bizarre Rays/Marlins game.

  • http://www.twitter.com/astrophunq Dax J.

    I’m so proud of this website, and it ain’t even mine! Congratulations you guys! I loved this website since I read it the first time. Not to mention all the fun I have reading the comments.

  • http://cid-2cfeb010bdcb5650.spaces.live.com/blog/cns!2CFEB010BDCB5650!108.entry Junior Doleman

    This made me smile and hopefully after your last post it will do the same for you:
    Pride is what we have. Vanity is what others have. :)