Jul
13

2010 All Star Game Thread

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It's a good day for a smile. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

It’s time once again for the Midsummer Classic, the game’s most important exhibition of stars. The AL should win it for home field advantage and win it for George. He was the biggest star of all.

Coverage starts at 8 p.m. on Fox, and Major League Baseball will offer a moment of silence in honor of the Boss prior to the start of the game. Here are Charlie Manuel’s and Joe Girardi‘s lineups:

National League
Hanley Ramirez, SS
Martin Prado, 2B
Albert Pujols, 1B
Ryan Howard, DH
David Wright, 3B
Ryan Braun, LF
Andre Ethier, CF
Corey Hart, RF
Yadier Molina, C

Ubaldo Jimenez, SP

American League
Ichiro, RF
Derek Jeter, SS
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Josh Hamilton, CF
Vladimir Guerrero, DH
Evan Longoria, 3B
Joe Mauer, C
Robbie Cano, 2B
Carl Crawford, LF

David Price, SP

787 Comments»

  1. You ever get the feeling that nothing you say would be appropriate for the occasion?

    That’s kind of how I feel right now.

  2. Six-nine in the A.L. order is beyond ridiculous.

  3. pollo says:

    Derek Jeter should probably be the #9 hitter.

  4. Carlosologist says:

    I’ve been watching MLB Network’s coverage today and I’ve noted three things:

    1) Kevin Millar is a tool and a Red Sox homer
    2) All the Spanish closers are awesome
    3) Alex and Jeter look sharp in suits (got to thank the Boss for making it a rule to wear suits while traveling)

  5. I can’t recall, in my lifetime, (31 years) a more stacked line up than the one the AL has tonight.

  6. poster on another computer says:

    Am I the only one who thinks the NL will win only because Mariano Rivera isn’t closing the game?

  7. Yankeefan91 Arod fan says:

    One question would the Yankees bring Steinbrenner to Yankee Stadium for a Final Farewell ?

  8. Rose says:

    This has probably been beaten to the ground but I’ve been away the past few days…why was George M. Steinbrenner, the “third” (III) if his father’s name was Henry? Just wondering. Haven’t found the answer anywhere haha

  9. baseballnation says:

    This is one of the top A.L. All star lineups top to bottom I have seen in a long time… I mean, Robbie Cano and Crawford are hitting 8-9 respectively. Whewww.

  10. I think tomorrow I’m gonna go lay flowers at the Stadium, for George and for Bob. Who’s coming with me?

  11. bexarama says:

    Pedroia’s “crippled ass” (I stole that from Jamal G. on Twitter) behind LaSorda in this ESPN interview made me laugh a lot. And I still need that.

  12. bexarama says:

    Also, okay, let’s all guess what time the game actually starts.

  13. Zooboy says:

    [moment of silence.]

  14. pat says:

    This has been a tough day, I’m super psyched to watch some baseball.

  15. Carlosologist says:

    I finished up the 2010 First Half RAB meme list. I think most of them are there.

    1)Granderson is a switch hitter

    2)bex would like to lick the grits on Andy’s face

    3)Andy Pettitte’s fistpumps in critical moments

    4)AJax is better than Grandy, based on two and a half months of data

    5)Six no-hitters (Four perfect, two no-hitters)
    6) The Curse of the Prospect Watch, Montero Edition
    7) 2-0-9, stay off my mound
    8) pathetic and embarrassing
    9) you can’t predict baseball

    10) poster getting called a “deuce bag” by some random troll
    11) The Yankees missing Matsui/Damon/Melky.
    12) Last time I checked, AJax was hitting .400/.500/.700!
    13)Frankie Cervelli should be the starting catcher.
    14)CHoP’s issue with runs in the season opener.
    15) A.J. Burnett needs Dave Eiland.

    16) Javy can’t pitch in the A.L.
    17) Javy can’t pitch in New York
    18) Nick Johnson is made of glass and is a horrible signing and will get hurt
    19) The Yankees just dont have that come from behind mentality
    20)Robot umps now/someone go check Brooks/Replay demands

  16. Carlosologist says:

    Fun Fact: In every All-Star Game that has been played since I was born, the AL has never lost.

  17. pat says:

    Charles Dickens modeled Tiny Tim after Dustin Pedroia.

  18. CaptainRaf says:

    Brian Wilson looks like a scary dude

    • Accent Shallow says:

      If you make fun of his post-save celebration, he’ll whine endlessly to the media.

      Blurst dude.

  19. bexarama says:

    LOL @ the booing for the Red Sox (I know the Yankees are gonna get it 50 times worse)

  20. I don’t hate Angels fans too much right now…I’m sure the Yankees will get heartily booed as well.

  21. Esteban says:

    Arod is awesome.

  22. Carlosologist says:

    The boos make me laugh.

  23. Kit says:

    I love how hard the Yankees are laughing at the boos. They’re awesome.

  24. CaptainRaf says:

    Arod with a great response lol

  25. bexarama says:

    The Yankees played that shit perfectly. I love you, A-Rod.

  26. Mike HC says:

    For all you booing critics out there.

    Do you find it ok that the LA crowd is booing rival players in this instance?

  27. john says:

    no jeter?

  28. Mike from South Beach says:

    Wow, were they screamimg Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuges?
    I love it!

  29. Nathan says:

    Boos? Haha. This is beyond funny.

  30. pat says:

    Manuel with the Urkel pants.

  31. Charlie Manuel:

    /urkel pants’d

  32. Esteban says:

    meh the NL lineup doesn’t scare me THAT much.

  33. CaptainRaf says:

    i love the booing

  34. Esteban says:

    nice, cheers for Jeter

  35. phughesisgod says:

    Wow. Fuck the LA fans. Boo the Yankees? I am sorry, but they deserve to cheered with what has happened these past few days. I mean, you need to give them credit for even still being there right now. Fuck you, LA!

  36. Mike HC says:

    Who says Jeter is in decline? He still gets booed the loudest out of anyone, ha. Thats gotta count for something.

  37. pat says:

    It looks like everybody is waddling.

  38. pat says:

    Hopefully David Price throws a perfect game.

  39. Harrison Ford looks baaaaaaad.

  40. pat says:

    Don’t tell me we’re going to go through all 30 of these people.

  41. Adam says:

    Huh…Matthew Mcconaughey going for the Just for Men? Must have been Keith Hernandez’s sales pitch.

  42. Mike HC says:

    Is it crazy that I think Harrison Ford kinda resembles Michael Jordan. haha It sounds crazy. Maybe it is the ring in the ear and the Hanes shirt

  43. Carlosologist says:

    LOL was that World Series rings thing a shot at the Yanks?

  44. bexarama says:

    It’s nice to not have to root for Beckett, Papelbon, or Youkilis for the first time in a few years. I can sort of deal with the Red Sox that are there, I guess.

  45. pat says:

    You are beautiful? Wtf?

  46. CaptainRaf says:

    you can tell this means a lot to those people there. good job by MLB.

  47. Brooklyn Ed says:

    Glee FTW!!!!

    /im 26, and yeah I need to grow up. lol…

  48. Adam says:

    Ok the civilian all-star guy in the White Sox jersey looks like a chunky Robbie Cano.

  49. chris says:

    oh for god sakes play the dam game already

  50. Nathan says:

    I changed to ESPN to watch an archive of the Boss’ interview and I comeback for a hugathon. Have never seen that before.

  51. pat says:

    Is it just me or does it seem like Prado doesn’t get much press? He’s been pretty solid the past three years. I guess it’s tough when you’re not even the best 2b in your division.

    • Brooklyn Ed says:

      I remember last year before spring training began, Cashman was looking to acquire Prado to be the utility player. I forgot what happened. Guess its too late now.

    • Kit says:

      Charlie Manuel had massive difficulties pronouncing his name. I don’t know what that says though, seeing as how it’s Charlie Manuel.

  52. Pete says:

    Can anyone tell me what happened when A-Rod’s name was called? Apparently it was funny but i isn’t watching

  53. Carlosologist says:

    How much do you want to bet Alex’s grandstanding will be scrutinized to death tomorrow?

    • Rose says:

      What does this mean? what did he do? I was waiting for somebody to respond to Pete’s question (above) but nobody has yet lol. I’m in class right now. Didn’t see it either.

    • pat says:

      It’ll be worth it because then they can show Arod’s career .325/.402/.678 line vs the Angels.

    • Kit says:

      Which way are you voting, because if you’re voting for “probably a lot”, I won’t vote against you.

  54. chris says:

    Nice moment for the boss

  55. CaptainRaf says:

    im 26 and i still find the jet flybys they do for sporting events to be awesome.

  56. Just once, I’d like to hear someone NOT warble that last long a in “brave.”

  57. pat says:

    Hall of Famer Rod Carew!!!

  58. Carew to the eighth!!!!

  59. Mike HC says:

    Damn. Carew still has a cannon.

  60. OJ Simpson…not a Jew. But guess who is…

  61. Steve says:

    Should have done more for The Boss… all that wasted time–could’ve done some montage or something

  62. Carlosologist says:

    The dumbass has entered the booth.

  63. Steve says:

    First pitch @ 11:34 EST

  64. bexarama says:

    I just yawned five times within the span of about thirty seconds.

  65. Mike HC says:

    These kids have better syntax than half the announcers out there.

    Bob Sheppard would be proud.

  66. chris says:

    and the game….after this….

  67. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Keys to the game- NL: Score runs. AL: Score runs. Thank you Fox!

  68. bexarama says:

    KEYS TO THE GAME
    AL: Hit
    NL: Pitch

  69. pat says:

    98.. effortless.

  70. chris says:

    if the NL wins the game Ramirez will be a star…..an “all star”?

  71. CaptainRaf says:

    juiced gun or is Price really hitting 98 and 99?

  72. Carlosologist says:

    Price showed up with the straight gas.

  73. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Classic Cano defensive play!

  74. pat says:

    So lazy.

  75. CaptainRaf says:

    good recovery Robbie

  76. Carlosologist says:

    Lol Robbie. Booted it and still made a nice throw.

  77. pat says:

    Ichiro is teh coolest.

  78. poster on another computer says:

    2 good plays for the AL.

  79. bexarama says:

    Ichiro, you are now forgiven for your horrible transgressions against the Yankees this past weekend.

  80. Carlosologist says:

    Damn. At least we don’t have to see Ichiro until the 2011 regular season.

  81. Kit says:

    Very loud “Jeter we love you.” He loves you too, hun, now quiet down.

  82. Adam says:

    Awww…that’s awesome.

  83. Pete says:

    Gameday says Price’s 98s, 99s, and lone 100 mph fastball are all legit.

  84. pat says:

    Jeets is the epitome of cool.

  85. Mike HC says:

    hahaha, gotta love it.

    Sheppard is going to follow Jeter around like a ghost for the rest of his career. Jeter should force away announcers to use that recording too.

  86. CaptainRaf says:

    they got the 08 introduction, awesome

  87. Adam says:

    Umm…doesn’t Sheppard already have a monument?

  88. Rivera Venue Blues says:

    Shit. That could’ve been broken fingers.

  89. Esteban says:

    How does everyone feel about Jeter still using Bob Sheppard? I don’t have a problem, and the Yankees use a dead woman’s version of God Bless America anyway.

  90. Carlosologist says:

    Jeter walks! Why can’t he do this more in the regular season?

    /kidding’d

  91. bexarama says:

    Jeets with the hustle!

  92. pat says:

    Fuck yo couch, Ubaldo.

  93. CaptainRaf says:

    my roommate has tickets for the game on saturday. wish he had an extra ticket, should be a great ceremony for both Bob and George for Old Timer’s Day

  94. Ivan says:

    AL is set up.

  95. Carlosologist says:

    I’m calling a three run homer right here.

  96. pat says:

    Teeerrrrible swings by Hamilton.

  97. pat says:

    WAIT A SECOND< OTHER PLAYERS GIDP WITH MEN ON FIRST AND THIRD???!

  98. bexarama says:

    Ryan Howard vs. David Price.

    Heh heh heh.

    (Watch Howard hit a homer.)

  99. Carlosologist says:

    Andy sighting!

  100. CaptainRaf says:

    Price is just doing work up there

  101. pat says:

    DAMMIT ROBBIE

  102. Cano makes that play for the Yankees.

  103. Tackaberry says:

    CANO! Pick it up butterfingers!

  104. Kit says:

    It’s okay, Cano. You’re still awesome.

  105. Mike HC says:

    Cano not representing too well

    Get the shitty defense out of the way now I guess

  106. CaptainRaf says:

    you guys see this yet? patches for Bob and The Boss
    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5378020

    • Carlosologist says:

      I think the Steinbrenner patch should just be GMS, sort of like what the Rockies did with Keli McGregor. The Sheppard patch looks very nice.

  107. Mike HC says:

    And there is the gun

  108. pat says:

    Cano makes up for it.

  109. Rivera Venue Blues says:

    Shortstops arm!

  110. CaptainRaf says:

    Robbie’s arm makes up for his mistake

  111. Carlosologist says:

    Now let’s see if the NL does something.

    (Probably not)

  112. JobaWockeeZ says:

    At least the AL has an actual starting second baseman this year.

  113. Mike HC says:

    If Vlad keeps this up, I wonder how much money and years he gets this off season. And by who.

  114. Adam says:

    I hate Fox. Seriously.

  115. Carlosologist says:

    Oh my God I’m going to kill a baby that Vlad spot was terrible.

  116. pat says:

    Wtf? A light 99 mph fastball vs a hard one? Get the fuck out of here.

    • Not Tank the Frank says:

      Seriously. Bottom 2nd and I just put it on mute. I always like to time it and see how long it takes for the FOX games.

  117. Not Tank the Frank says:

    His fastball isn’t just fast, it’s hard. Price throws a “light” upper-90′s fastball…

    Oh boy.

  118. Carlosologist says:

    That ball sounded like it was going to get out of here.

  119. Ivan says:

    Now dats turning on a fastball.

  120. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    What is on Robbie’s head?

  121. Ivan says:

    Wow, everybody got a FB, except Cano…

  122. Adam says:

    hahaha…so, I live in Chicago, right? The local Fox news teaser was just talking about Pinella not coming back after season. And the teaser ended with, “And what about Joe Girardi from the Yankees coming to manage? More on the news after the game.”

  123. bexarama says:

    Pettitte!!!!!!!

    (I am now nervous at an ASG. I SHOULD NOT BE NERVOUS AT AN ASG.)

  124. If this keeps up, Bex is gonna need oxygen.

  125. pat says:

    Pwnd. Sit down, Andre.

  126. Jorge’s a Hall of Famer!

  127. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jorge is an efifng Hall of Famer too. He should be a lock if you compare him to other catching greats.

  128. CaptainRaf says:

    of course the worst hitter in their lineup gets a single

  129. Carlosologist says:

    Two batters, two Ks. Wow.

  130. bexarama says:

    THAT WAS AWESOME (fans self)

    • Carlosologist says:

      Does he go out for an encore? Does bex JIHP a metric fuckton more than normal? Tune into the bottom of the third inning in Anaheim…

  131. CaptainRaf says:

    ha awesome

    jaysonst

    NL hitters Andy Pettitte faced in his last All Star appearance in ’01: Luis Gonzalez, Todd Helton, Barry Bonds, Sammy Sosa. He K’d Bonds

  132. ZZ says:

    Andy is so nasty now. Best he has ever been. It’s amazing how smart he has become as a pitcher.

    Nice article on his evolution as pitcher:

    http://www.nj.com/yankees/inde....._cont.html

  133. Is it just me or does Crawford’s stance seem even more open this season?

  134. bexarama says:

    This… this has made the All-Star Game completely worth it. *_*

    • Accent Shallow says:

      Confirm/deny, the following exchange is accurate:

      Bex’s friend: Hey Bex, there’s this guy I’d like you to meet . . .
      Bex: Is it Andy?!?
      Bex’s friend: No, he’s actually . . .
      Bex: Pass.

  135. CaptainRaf says:

    my goodness Josh Johnson. never seen Ichiro look like that in an AB

  136. Rivera Venue Blues says:

    Eff it, get Jeter out of there, I don’t want him cracking his knuckles on a fastball.

  137. Call that a strike for the A.L., you prick.

  138. Ivan says:

    Lucky this is an All-Star game because I would have been bitching about that strike 3 call.

  139. ZZ says:

    I guess this isn’t an All Star Game for the umps.

  140. Looks odd in a Rangers uni.

  141. pat says:

    Hah, Girardi took out Ichiro but not Jeter.

  142. Kit says:

    That “Ahah” from Joe means he really doesn’t care what you share with him right now. He’s trying to win.

  143. Adam says:

    Kind of awesome to see Girardi placate McCarver and treat him like an idiot…

  144. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Get used to Girardi managing you Lee. You’ll be here soon enough.

  145. Kevin in Delectable Princeton says:

    Lee inducing grounders to Jeter and Cano. Yummy.

  146. bexarama says:

    Those were like 2-pitch innings for Pettitte and Lee.

  147. CaptainRaf says:

    im thinking how awesome it would’ve been for Lee to be in pinstripes for the first time for this game. then i remember about Jesus

  148. Ivan says:

    When Hughes is going to pitch?

  149. CaptainRaf says:

    Scott Boras, just leaning in the background making ridiculous Prince Fielder comparisons on his phone

  150. pat says:

    Wow, I thought that broke his wrist for a second. Glad he’s ok.

  151. Wow, I thought he just broke his wrist. Wisconsin just had a mini-heart attack. Damn.

  152. poster on another computer says:

    Braun’s damn lucky he’s not hurt.

  153. pat says:

    Congratuations, your phone has a fucking kickstand. It’s still a phone. Nobody wants to huddle up around a phone and watch a goddamn movie.

  154. dennis says:

    the AL will score when that country bumkin brings in rhodes.

  155. Brandon says:

    You know what I was just thinking on that play? Braun is lucky he didn’t get hurt.

  156. CaptainRaf says:

    Phil warming up in the pen

  157. Adam says:

    Wow…that throw was downright Posadian.

  158. pat says:

    Wow Joe, where the hell did u send that one?

  159. ZZ says:

    The end is near for Mauer’s days as a catcher.

  160. JobaWockeeZ says:

    That was a strike…

  161. Ivan says:

    Come on Verlander your better than this.

  162. bexarama says:

    Verlander is no Pettitte obvs

  163. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Ha, Corey Hart remembered that he was Corey Hart. Unproductive outs FTW.

  164. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Jeez how many people use “All I Do is Win” for their walk up songs? Soooooo many.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

      This leads me to ask, is there a list out there that has all the songs ever chosen for each player in the history of the MLB?

  165. Chip says:

    Well at least he only let Molina get one at-bat but I’d have also pinch hit for Hart. O well, at least Girardi is playing to win

  166. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Who’s the back up catcher for the AL?

  167. Brain looked like he could have broken a wrist on that play!

    /1/2 hour ago’d
    /Idon’treadIjustpost’d

  168. Ivan says:

    Nice job Verlander

  169. phughesisgod says:

    I wonder if the Yankees will wear the black arm bands as well as the patches for the rest of the year.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap says:

      They probably (read: definitely) will. When Scooter died, they wore the black 10 and the armband into the playoffs. This time the armband is for two iconic and essential members of the Yankee family.

  170. pat says:

    Slade kinda reminds me of a less powerful Hamilton. Hopefully without the drug problems.

  171. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ugh with all these NL starters why use relievers no matter how good they are?

  172. Chip says:

    So what are the chances that Charlie Manuel puts in Infante and tells him to bunt thus making this game ridiculous. I wouldn’t put it past him to bunt with a group of all stars (including Votto) on the bench

  173. Ivan says:

    Holy fucking crap..I didn’t know Kou was that good this season.

  174. Adam says:

    Kuo compared to the other NL pitchers throwing meatballs at 94 mphs vs. the 99 of Jimenez and Johnson.

  175. pat says:

    Kuo is on a short list of releivers I’d love to have in my bullpen.

  176. bexarama says:

    Kuo is ridiculous but so injury prone (and of course, subject to Torre’s bullpen… whims). I’m sure Dodger fans are freaking out at him being used.

    Would love for Mauer or Cano to take him deep…

  177. Every fastball has been “poured” over the plate. Someone get Joe a thesaurus.

  178. Kristen says:

    C’mon Robbie!

  179. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Is it really bad that when Buck just said the name “Halladay” I thought “wasn’t Lester just warming up in the AL pen? What’s wrong with Joe?”

  180. pat says:

    Robbie spittin on a first pitch slider… LOVE IT

  181. bexarama says:

    Ahahaha Kuo what was that

  182. Ivan says:

    Wow Kuo, even Pettitte wouldn’t make that bad of a throw.

  183. Chris0313 says:

    It would be awesome if a Yankee came through and won the MVP. Storybook almost…

  184. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Kuo looking like Andy with that one. lol

  185. CaptainRaf says:

    alright RBI for Robbie

  186. Adam says:

    1-0 final, Robbie MVP! Or something…

  187. Kit says:

    Good job, Robbie. You stay awesome.

  188. Ivan says:

    Nice AB Cano, nice AB.

  189. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    So lazy…should’ve been a home run.

  190. Chip says:

    Wait, wasn’t Hughes warming up earlier?

  191. JobaWockeeZ says:

    C’mon Mauer. Not representing the Twins well.

  192. Not a good fundamental game for Mauer thus far.

  193. pat says:

    Heh, Girardi just informed Mauer that he owes him 50 push ups for the base running mistake.

  194. bexarama says:

    Not well-played, Mauer.

  195. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Wasn’t he supposed to freeze on the grounder in front of him? Doesn’t he get a +5 in fundamentals cause he plays for the Twins?

    • Mister Delaware says:

      Wouldn’t it be tremendous fun to see an objective +/- study of smart vs. dumb plays? Maybe the Twins, Angels and Cardinals wouldn’t lead by 100+ runs per year after all!

  196. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    If Bell is in the game now, who is supposed to be the NL closer?

  197. Is it just me or have all these iPhone ads been parental related?

  198. Adam says:

    11 players on the DL, totally insane.

  199. CaptainRaf says:

    cant wait to see Hughes in the 8th
    /reply from 2009

  200. Why are the Braves a surprise team?

  201. Ivan says:

    Nice job Lester…last time you will ever hear me say that.

  202. pat says:

    25-5 in their last 30? Hoooly shit.

  203. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Ew, sloppy. He had no business getting caught there.

  204. pat says:

    I honestly think Jesus is no worse at defense than a guy like Bryan McCann.

    • Mister Delaware says:

      That’s pretty impossible to know, isn’t it? Major league breaking shit, major league umps, all that …

  205. Apollo22237 says:

    Wow, this whole game has been pretty sloppy. How do you yell at kids when they make mistakes when the millionaires in the allstar game can’t even do it.

  206. Esteban says:

    This game is booorrrring

  207. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Ortiz is using that damn song too?

  208. CaptainRaf says:

    Manual really is going through his pitchers

    • Chip says:

      Yeah he is, you don’t need to do anything special against Ortiz, just throw him fastballs up and in and you’ll get one of three outcomes: popup, strikeout swinging or strikeout looking

    • Mister Delaware says:

      Odds are he’s going to use his re-sub on Halladay and run him out for the next 120 pitches.

  209. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Rooting for a positive outcome to this AB makes me feel like a worse person. That’s probably indicative of serious problems, isn’t it?

  210. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Wow it looks like the Yankees have to carry the AL team.

  211. Adam says:

    Dear Fox Chicago News,

    No, Joe Girardi will not be leaving the first place Yankees to manage the horrible Cubs after this season. No matter how many times you run the teaser.

    Sincerely,
    A Displaced NYer in Chicago

  212. 4 runs for the AL in the 7th. You read it here first.

  213. After so many years, Jeter STILL looks nervously at the camera.

  214. danny says:

    ahhh Hughes!!

  215. pat says:

    I wish Girardi saved Hughes for the 8th, just for the conspiracy theorists.

  216. Little Pujols got jokes!

  217. Esteban says:

    Hughes getting squeeezed

  218. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Oh boy.

  219. Ivan says:

    Come on Phil.

  220. bexarama says:

    Hughes, come on. ;_;

  221. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    That is so not cool.

  222. Work out of it, Phil.

  223. danny says:

    scott rolen best base runner evahhh!!!!

  224. Apollo22237 says:

    We are going to lose Home Field because of Phil Hughes?

  225. CaptainRaf says:

    get out of this Thorthon, dont want Hughes getting a loss.

  226. pat says:

    Wiggy at 3rd. Girardi settin Alex up to be the hero…

  227. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Hopefully the Good Guys win this Chi-town showdown.

    /Hawk Harrelson

  228. pat says:

    Does this guy have a 2nd pitch?

  229. Devil In A Blue Cap says:

    Oh greaaaaat.

  230. pat says:

    Hahahah, one of the more entertaining live mics we’ve heard.

  231. Kit says:

    Oh damn.

  232. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This might be the NL’s year…

  233. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    FUDGin FUDGESICLE EATING FUDGEPACKERS!!!!

  234. Adam says:

    Crap.

    And umm…why are there so many people cheering for the NL in Anaheim?

  235. Ah crap.

    Nice rip, though.

  236. pat says:

    Cano would have thrown Byrd out at home.

  237. Carlosologist says:

    So, I guess the Yanks will be playing two on the road in the World Series? Gives them a great opportunity to clinch at home for the first time since 96.

  238. Hummingbird S. says:

    Joe G. must be like “damn, Boone Logan can do that”

  239. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Thanks for nothing Hughes!

  240. baby carlos says:

    Can’t wait to hear how this was Phil’s fault.

  241. Adam says:

    Do I smell All-Star game pie for a Yankee pinch hitter in the late innings?

  242. Pasqua says:

    If this holds up, we’ll have to win the World Series in only FIVE games this year. What’s up with that?!

  243. j_Yankees says:

    Really wish someone other then Phil Hughes would have been on the hook for the loss here.

  244. bexarama says:

    This is why I get all nervous when Yankees are in the All-Star Game. SIGH.

  245. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    It was and I am a yanks fan!

  246. pat says:

    Is Harkey is bullpen coach?

  247. UWS says:

    When did Joba sneak onto the AL All Star roster?

  248. Sick hook by Bailey.

  249. baby carlos says:

    Country suck… but daisy dukes and cowboy boots makes up for it.

    • Ubu says:

      Hmm, really? Can you articulate why “country suck” sir? I’ll take country’s stories and sound any day of the week over most current genres. So, no you, baby carlos, suck for not giving a reason to insult country music.

      BTW- these two doing God Bless America rendition do indeed suck. Although, i would never classify these two as country.

  250. And there’s the generic country singer missing from the National Anthem.

  251. They’re in LA and this is the best they could come up with?

  252. Get something started, Swish!

  253. baby carlos says:

    Vince Neil and Tommie Lee were not available.

    And Brittney Spears would not agree to a duet with Justin Bieber because she feared the dead squirrel’s tail stapled to his head would bite her.

  254. Adam says:

    And then it all becomes worthwhile when you get to hear Joe Buck say, “Dinner for Schmucks.”

  255. Jack says:

    Aww Swish.

  256. baby carlos says:

    And Holliday does his best “I am overpaid” impression.

  257. bexarama says:

    Shades of last year’s NLDS, kinda…

  258. pat says:

    Holliday, sweet.

  259. Carlosologist says:

    Holliday Castillo’d that catch.

  260. Hummingbird S. says:

    Is Wainwright Hughes’ ceiling? They just seem similar with the fastball-curve combo..

  261. Isn’t it kind of silly to cite players’ numbers in here considering those numbers’ve come against the Angels and the Angels, you know, aren’t pitching?

    /why am I expecting logic out of these guys?

  262. Beltran: still waiting for a fastball.

  263. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Let’s go AL, let’s go!

  264. Pasqua says:

    What I’ve learned:

    Matt Holliday + Fly Ball + High Profile Game = E 7

  265. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Vernon Wells remembered he is useless.

  266. Adam says:

    Imagine the riot if Girardi hit A-Rod for Hunter here…

  267. rek4gehrig says:

    Moment of truth

  268. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Come on Tori!

  269. JobaWockeeZ says:

    At least TRY Hunter. Smh.

  270. Apollo22237 says:

    You know, its ok that home field is decided by the all star game when we win. But now that we might lose it… screw this rule!!!!! haha.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap says:

      To be fair, it’s a genuinely awful idea either way. It’s just not vomiticiously awful when the AL wins.

      • Apollo22237 says:

        Yes, of course, but we have been spoiled by the AL dominance. I wonder if the New York Media starts to kill it now that it affects us.

  271. JLew says:

    Poor play by Furcal. Just laid Phillips out. Brandon could have broken an ankle on that.

  272. Wow. Wainwright made Hunter look AWFUL.

  273. JobaWockeeZ says:

    This games on Hunter.

  274. bexarama says:

    Was it just me or were there like a lot of cheers there? Wha why?

  275. baby carlos says:

    And that is why the Angels won’t over take the Rangers. Sincerely Cliff Lee

  276. Pasqua says:

    Torii was swinging like he’d never seen a breaking ball. He didn’t even get the hellish curve!

    • Ubu says:

      Pasqua says:

      “Torii was swinging like he’d never seen a breaking ball”.

      The truth since he came up, Pasqua. The guy never has figured out how to handle off speed pitches. Off-Speed like anything but a straight fastball…

      ……Mr. Hunter-Big Mouth Never backs it up

  277. Someone with a man’s name would’ve gotten a hit right there. Just saying.

    • rek4gehrig says:

      LOL

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

        LOL x 2

        • Ubu says:

          Torii Hunter’s fantasy & impression- “Blah,Blah,Blah,

          Me, Me, Me, Me, We’re going to beat the Yankees, We’re going

          to beat the Yankees, We’re going to beat the Yankees, Blah,

          BLAH, blah”

          reality & end result= Swing and a miss, strike three, 0

          for 4 with 3 K’s tonight, Da Yanks Win, Da Yanks win

  278. Adam says:

    Who knew? If you keep throwing Torii breaking balls he will swing and miss by about four feet. Oh right, the Yankees’ advance scouts.

  279. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    gameover

  280. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Don’t forget this is on Hughes!

  281. CaptainRaf says:

    Arod is the only position player left. wonder who he’ll pinch hit for in the 9th.

  282. Seeing as the game is in an AL park. If A-Rod hits a walk-off grand slam. Does he recieve cheers, boos or both?

  283. Nintendo vs Sega says:

    Am just saying. Hughes gave up 2 of the 3 runs scored.

  284. rek4gehrig says:

    Andy should’ve pitched the whole game

  285. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Can we bring back the real good AL hitters?

    • rek4gehrig says:

      They didnt do much earlier…NL just pitching much better. They were bound to win 1 anywayz. We’ll just get the next 13

  286. Pat D says:

    Contemplating not having home field advantage due to an exhibition game.

    Yep, it really fucking bothers me.

  287. pat says:

    This guy Brian Wilson is naaaasty.

  288. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    I just noticed, but man those orange cleats are ugly.

  289. pat says:

    I fucking hate Valverde’s guts.

  290. bexarama says:

    Valverde is such a dickweed. /immature’d

  291. UWS says:

    Heath Bell in 3D glasses. Hee.

  292. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    Think we’ll get to see Valverde’s double fist herky jerky epileptic chicken dance?

  293. Esteban says:

    Not a big fan of Valverde.

  294. pat says:

    Ugh. Rootin for an Ortiz BB so he can pinch hit Arod.

  295. Nickel says:

    I would love for A-Rod to hit a walk-off home run, and then see that AJ Burnett made the trip to LA just so he could throw a pie at him.

  296. Carlosologist says:

    So, do we see three homers this inning? Including a walk-off pinch hit blast by A-Rod?

  297. rek4gehrig says:

    Broxton sucks….he will blow this game

  298. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Heh tying man at bat.

  299. Saving A-Rod for the walk off, right?

  300. baby carlos says:

    Broxton v ARod… repeat with ARod blasting one.

    Boras melts down and jizzes in his pants claiming ARod the greatest situational hitter to ever play the game. Hands out binders of ARod facts and figures to compliment his statement.

  301. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    DAMN IT GOOMBA!

  302. Apollo22237 says:

    Screw you Beltre… haha

  303. JLew says:

    Great. Plate. Discipline.

  304. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Does Girardi want home run advantage?

  305. rek4gehrig says:

    Darn RS…that pitch was near his nose

  306. Nickel says:

    If Buck ends the game with a DP here, I’m gonna weep.

  307. Hummingbird S. says:

    damn Buck, that was right down the pipe

  308. rek4gehrig says:

    Who the heck is John Buck and why is he hitting instead of Arod?

  309. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Thank you big SLOPPY.

  310. Jose the Satirist says:

    Fucking Ortiz

  311. baby carlos says:

    Speed kills.

  312. rek4gehrig says:

    RSN killing us

  313. bonestock94 says:

    You slow sack of crap!

  314. Hummingbird S. says:

    freaking Ortiz and his fatass.. great way to screw this up

  315. pat says:

    That was a very tough play for a big man. Better to be forced out at 2b then doubled up for first.

  316. JLew says:

    COME ON JOE WHERE IS AROD THIS IS INSANITY I WISH I COULD USE COMIC SANS

  317. Pat D says:

    Wow, that was just utterly terrible.

    Fucking pathetic.

  318. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Horrendous game. Especially to Hunter and Ortiz.

  319. Carlosologist says:

    LOL NL

  320. rek4gehrig says:

    This is perplexing…where was Arod?

  321. baby carlos says:

    Ok, not that it matters that much but why ARod did not pinch hit is beyond me. Joe, think you had your head up your ass there

  322. Nathan says:

    So ARod never got into the game?

    • baby carlos says:

      There is a money limit on who can play. ARod playing would have caused the Yankees to pay extra luxury tax while having to endure the wrath of “small market” teams who say they can’t compete with a team that has such a warrior.

      Rumor has it Larry Lucchino invoked the “Dark Side” clause which made ARod ineligible.

  323. jeffon says:

    A-rod thats all i got to say

  324. Pasqua says:

    Ummmm…I would imagine that there are few ways to ignite the ire of the NY msm. Girardi leaving A-Rod on the bench in a loss is probably one of the ways to do it. Yikes.

  325. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well Yankees have to win the World Series in 5 games now.

    • Carlosologist says:

      What are you talking about? I’m calling a sweep of the Rockies, bro.

      • baby carlos says:

        Rockies won’t make it. They don’t have enough pitching after Ubaldo and they don’t hit well outside of Coors field, consistently.

        Get to watch them every night as the game feed on Fox Sports Network.

  326. Hummingbird S. says:

    should we worry that A-Rod might be hurt?

  327. Nathan says:

    I thought ARod will pinch hit for Beltre. Joe G has got to take ARod out tonite.

  328. pat says:

    I heard Girardi was looking for Arod but he was taking a nap in the clubhouse.

    /unnamed player’d

  329. usty says:

    How the hell do you let 1 legged Beltre bat with the tying run on in the ninth instead of A-rod? WTF Joe?

    • J-Gao says:

      Probably his .330 batting average. and Joe G probably didn’t have the heart to take out the guy before he had his first at-bat. But obviously I’d rather have liked to see A-Rod. Or maybe Girardi was waiting for 2 guys to get on and let A-Rod hit a walk-off?…

  330. jeffon says:

    same thing happen to albert pujols a couple years back i think

  331. Pasqua says:

    And a note to Buck and McCarver: Byrd’s play on Oritz was not “brilliant.” You know who else knew that Papi’s fat ass was probably lumbering too slowly down to 2B on that play? Me. The guy sitting on his couch. Let’s lay off the hyperbole.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

      If anything, that play looked really sloppy. The throw was a last ditch effort to get the ball back into the infield. Anyone faster would’ve been safe at 2nd.

      • Pasqua says:

        I thought the turn-and-throw was actually pretty impressive (in terms of accuracy), but to slobber over the play like it was something special was just classic overhype by those two.

  332. Dealin' Dellin says:

    Eh. Joe G just wants to be celebrating at Yankee Stadium after we win the World Series 4-0.

  333. C-Mac says:

    Someone go back in time and let Joe know this game counted. Nearly 600 homers sitting on the bench…

  334. pat says:

    Selig looks like a zombie.

  335. ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP) says:

    ABOMB > Goomba
    Why oh why Joe G?

  336. danny says:

    watevs. the yanks showed last year that they can win on tne road in the WS. it’ll be harder, but lets worry about getting to the WS first.

  337. Nathan says:

    After I read two articles how Arod wanted to play hero in ASG, I would say he is real happy to be the only player not to get into the game for AL.

  338. Zanath says:

    I know home field advantage is important but…I can’t get too worked up over the All Star Game. To me, it’s still an exhibition game.

    • Kit says:

      Agreed. The NL had good pitching, and as much as I hate to accept defeat, they won. It would have been nice to keep the AL streak going and have home field advantage, but I do think the best team usually wins no matter where they are, hopefully that best team is the Yanks.

      • Zanath says:

        Exactly. Philly one in ’08 and didn’t have home field advantage. Again, that is important but I don’t think it’s everything. It’s just too bad a Yankee had to get a loss (not that Hughes pitched particularly well, but still).

  339. Andy says:

    I don’t see any reason not to pinch hit Alex unless he’s hurt. Fine, you can’t pinch hit him for the catcher, but Joe had two other opportunities. Isn’t it the manager’s goal to give everyone playing time?

  340. ZZ says:

    But Bud Selig told me this game counts.

    I don’t know what to think know.

  341. theyankeewarrior says:

    Does anyone have a non-sarcastic reason for why Alex didn’t play? I’m so confused.

    • His hip hasn’t been 100 percent this year, and the Yanks would rather rest him for five days than trot him out there in an exhibition game. As he said during the Derby, he’s finally started to feel stronger; no point ruining that progress for the All Star Game.

  342. BigBlueAL says:

    Girardi just said Arod was getting ready to pinch-run for Papi if Beltre got on base. Girardi had no intention whatsoever of pinch-hitting Arod in the 9th.

  343. Carlosologist says:

    Rosenthal is short.

  344. Captain Jack says:

    It’s always good to leave the third best player of the generation on the bench when you’re down two runs…seems like a smart strategy.

  345. Nickel says:

    Let’s not beat up Girardi on this. If this loss winds up affecting the Yanks, that would be a GOOD thing because that means the Yankees are in the World Series.

    Also, A-Rod was sitting on the bench for three-plus hours, and everyone’s expecting him to just march up there and hit a walk-off home run off a guy throwing 99. That’s a pretty tall task for the best of hitters. Let A-Rod save the walk-off drama for when he’s actually playing for the Yankees.

    • Captain Jack says:

      Well…lets not JUST beat up on Giradi, lets also beat up on Phil Hughes for blowing the game, David Ortiz for being a fucking fat immobile roided up malodorous piece of shit, and lets beat up on whoever selected the game for somehow getting Adrian Beltre but not That Ugly Whiny Piece of Shit in the game.

      • ZZ says:

        Or lets not beat up on anybody since it is a stupid exhibition game that no one who plays in it actually care about.

        • Captain Jack says:

          If it were “just” an exhibition game, fine…but since home field in the WS is on the line, I’m somewhat pissed. Also I felt the game was poorly managed in general.

          • Kit says:

            Both managers failed to manage properly, yes, but you have to remember that home field advantage is important, but it isn’t everything. I’m sure it usually doesn’t even dictate who will win the WS. Remember, they used to just switch back and forth every year before Selig decided to make the ASG the deciding factor.

            • Captain Jack says:

              Of course it’s not the deciding factor…no one’s suggesting that it is. However, if it’s close, homefield could be come big-ish.

              • In the last seven World Series, the team with home field advantage has won 4 and lost 3. If the series goes to 7 games, it might matter a little bit more, but otherwise, it doesn’t much matter at all.

          • ZZ says:

            It is an exhibition game.

            The player’s play like it is and it is managed like one.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      If the AL manager was not Girardi you and everybody else here would be killing him for not hitting Arod.

      • usty says:

        I was yelling at my TV. Fully expected A-Rod to be following Ortiz in the 9th. I don’t care if it’s “just” the All-Star game. That was a f-ing dumbass move that deserves to be criticized.

      • Nickel says:

        If the AL manager was not Girardi, it’s entirely possible that A-Rod wouldn’t even be on the team in the first place. And if Girardi wasn’t the manager, I wouldn’t be killing him right now because I’d be in bed.

      • Nickel says:

        Furthermore, what do you want to happen? You want the Steinbrenners to fire Girardi as the Yankees’ for not pinch-hitting A-Rod in an All-Star Game? I’m not losing sleep over this. At least, no more than I’ve already lost by staying up to watch this.

  346. ZZ says:

    Alex is too big to have to actually play in the game.

    He is just a face there to represent baseball.

    You could say, he is the Godfather of the game.

  347. pat says:

    Maybe it was a shout out to the Boss. Steinbrenner never particularly cared for Yankees players playing for the All Star teams.

  348. BadaBling says:

    Why leave the active leader in homeruns riding pine when you have the chance to tie the game, “Ortiz on first…down by two and A-Rod delivers an A-Bomb to tie the ga…”or first pitch pop out. I just don’t get it, why even bring him to the game at all? If it counted Joe G goes to A-Rod 10/10 times in any other game, what a waste.

    • Nathan says:

      I think this is a devious plan to make folks talk abt this game. A selig decree. No other reason comes to mind.

  349. Nathan says:

    Never imagined i would be irked at the end of “this” game. Joe G deserves kudos, somehow he has made Yankee fans get frustrated with the ASG.

    I still cant believe Arod didnt hit when a Yankee manager was calling the shots.

  350. forensicnucchem says:

    A-Rod again making it all about him by forcing Girardi not to use him so he’s all everyone talks about after the game.

    /MSM’d

  351. pollo says:

    I hope there is a game 7 in the world series and we’re playing in it.

    Girardi’s horrible mismanagement probably cost the Yanks 6 million in revenue.

    • Oh, get off it. This is why people hate Yankee fans. It’s a g-d exhibition game. Home field advantage in the World Series is overhyped, and people are making something out of a glorified exhibition game that’s worth absolutely nothing. How tiring can you get with this attitude?

      Plus, did it occur to you that perhaps the Yanks’ heads weren’t totally in the game? Perhaps their boss died this morning. Perhaps the loss of a man whose had more of an impact on most of their lives than just about anyone else would matter a tad bit more than an All Star Game. The insensitivity and overreactions are inane.

      • Nickel says:

        Thank you, Ben, for expressing exactly how I feel about this whole thing.

      • ZZ says:

        No really, this time it counts.

        The players and managers really care about winning.

        I mean taking David Price out after rolling through 2 innings with 23 pitches.

        Taking Jeter out for Andrus, Cano for Kinsler, and John Buck for Mauer.

        These are all moves you make when you really care about winning the game.

        • Exactly. Despite MLB’s stupid exhortions of making it count, the managers have continued to manager it in order to get everyone into the game. The stupid part is that it counts, not that Joe Girardi bungled the game away or whatever some are claiming.

          • Mister Delaware says:

            You’re wrong Ben. Alex totally would have homered, he’s been clutch for like 18 months now.

            • Of course. How could I be so silly? A-Rod, after sitting for 3 hours, was going to hit a game-changing home run against a guy who’s surrendered 1 home run to right handed hitters all season. Duh. :)

      • Nathan says:

        I think there is a more sane medium out there. Ones were the fans are genuinely sensitive about this week’s events but also with possibility of a WS appearance this was a big game.

        What irks the fans is a once-in-a-generation talent is not put in the game by his own manager. If fans are watching for made for TV games like this which also has some serious implications, why not use your bullet.

        Witout being disagreeable, genuine questions can be asked of one Mr Joe G.

      • BadaBling says:

        “You play to win the game!!!”

      • Ubu says:

        Really? Home Field is overrated?!?!? In the World Series, I do believe the team that has the final two games at their home field does have a slight advantage, Mr. Kabak.

        If we have to even one game 6 or 7 in St. Louis, Atlanta, San Diego, or Cincinnati instead of the friendly confines of Yankee Stadium then the entire Universe will be bemoaning the result of this ridiculous exhibition contest.

        In other words, I hate Bid Selig….very much.

        • Carlosologist says:

          It is. Home field advantage is completely overrated. For example, if the Yanks win Game 1 and lose Game 2 they are in perfect position to sweep at home.

        • Really? Home Field is overrated?!?!? In the World Series, I do believe the team that has the final two games at their home field does have a slight advantage, Mr. Kabak.

          In the past seven World Series, the team with home field advantage is 4-3. That is the slightest of slight advantages. If the series goes to 7 games, it matters, but that doesn’t happen too often.

          It’s really just an exhibition game, and it was managed as such by both teams. Yankee fans are really embarrassing themselves with this outrage tonight.

          • Kit says:

            Yankee fans are really embarrassing themselves with this outrage tonight

            Thank you. That really needed to be said (but I wish “some” had been added in there), because this is a bit too extreme of a reaction.

            • Some. Yes. Not all. Some. You’re right.

            • Ubu says:

              once again simply stated:

              exhibition game decides home field of game 6 and 7.

              question- is the goal tougher last year if we have to win game 6 in Philly?

              Yes, of course.

              And if it happens to us this year it will because of unjustified result of this stupid contest. How can a potential World Series favorite not be upset of this unfair ordeal?

              • Kit says:

                You say this like we didn’t take 2 out of 3 in Philly, like it really matters that they’re playing on Philadelphia and not New York grass.

          • Ubu says:

            Ben, 2001!!! The scars and nightmares!! No team should be forced to face such a predicament because of some silly exhibition game. Unfortunately, baseball is not like hockey in that one scenario, home field for do-or-die games matter. And unless we’re dealing, (which is possible), the team will be forced to clinch on the road.

            For me, its a combo of past 2001 scars and the undeserved punishment of losing home field for no valid reason that is stoking a fire inside of me right now.

            • bexarama says:

              Dude, 2001 sucked. I cannot see the last play, literally. Like, I have to look away from the TV whenever they play it.

              You know what was awesome? 1999. When the Yankees somehow managed to win without HFA. Because they were awesome. Like the 2010 Yankees.

              It’d be nice to have HFA but if we can’t win without it, we don’t deserve it. We lost in 2001 because we ran into some ridiculous starting pitching, some of our starters blew up, and Mo blew a save at a bad time.

  352. ZZ says:

    CC batting in game 1 of the WS.

    Advantage Yankees.

    Girardi planned to lose this game all along.

  353. Nickel says:

    Girardi didn’t pinch-hit A-Rod because he knows you don’t play for a tie on the road. :-P

  354. forensicnucchem says:

    Would everyone be happy if A-Rod went into the game after sitting for hours and aggravated his hip? If A-Rod doesn’t start a game, I feel much more comfortable if he doesn’t play at all, especially in a game that has almost zero affect on the Yankees season.

    This vitriol is getting a little out of hand.

    • Nathan says:

      There is no vitriol. Just a genuine question of why the manager didnt put ARod in.

      • bexarama says:

        Maybe not from you, but there’s a lot of dumb vitriol.

        • Nathan says:

          there are some outliers out there indeed.

          But its funny how ARod is really the lightning rod, i think in a lighter moment he has to chuckle at how he becomes the story everytime.

          Well, once i watch a couple of Yankee games I will get over it.

    • Ubu says:

      I do believe the vitriol is directed at the nightmare of having to play pivotal game 6 and/or 7 on the road. And sorry but that huge advantage should not be decided by an exhibition.

      Thus, my anger is not at Girardi but at Selig for ruining our chances for #28 this year because of a silly game that should be played only for fun and not the destination of game 6-7 on baseball biggest stage. I dread having to win a must win game on the road.

      Permanent scars from 2001 and Arizona.

    • BadaBling says:

      So A-Rods more likely to tweek his hip batting as opposed to pinch running like Joe G was “gonna do”? He was playing for the win. I understand that, he prob wanted A-Rod up with a chance to win not tie. “Why?”, he prob didn’t want A-Rod playing the field and if they tie with no bench left A-Rod could possibly have to play mutiple innings, which je didn’t want. Not that I agree with it, but that why none of us manage a MLB team. I still say you play to win the game. Who was it who said “winning is the most important thing…”

  355. ARX says:

    So…I guess this means when we beat the NL champ 4-1 in the World Series we’ll end it at home and not some dingy NL park, huh?

  356. Angelo says:

    Why are people going crazy over A-Rod not batting in the 9th?

    If you’re a sane fan, follow me on twitter! (self-promotion)

    I only have 14 followers!

    http://twitter.com/AngeloInNY

  357. theyankeewarrior says:

    I’m 100% down for Alex to rest his hip. Here’s a great way for him to get rest…

    Stay home.

    He wasn’t voted in. He could have been sitting on his couch and stretching/stim/rehabbing etc. all weekend.

    They could have used Youk in his spot to find a way to score more than one run.

    It’s not the end of the world, but it’s just odd that they wanted him to rest and they were the only reason he even made the roster.

    Probably would have lost anyway with the way they were swinging.

    Lets sweep Tampa

    RIP Boss

  358. bexarama says:

    I would like to declare that the dumbest meme from tonight is that Hughes is a chokey choker who chokes.

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