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

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

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

    That’s kind of how I feel right now.

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

      I feel like having an eggplant calzone.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

        That sounds kinda gross. Not gonna lie.

        Then again, I had raw salmon for dinner so I might not be one to talk.

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

          I feel like having a cupcake and turning the cupcake over and eating the cake first and saving the frosting for last. It’s like having a dessert dessert.

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

            Back when I could eat cupcakes, that’s exactly what I’d do. I didn’t have a lot of friends.

            • http://twitter.com/AnaMariana42 Ana

              I still do that.

        • poster on another computer

          I think an eggplant calzone sounds pretty good actually.

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

            Yep. Yummy.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Don’t forget the fancy mustard.

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

          I think I’ll always picture Larry David’s Steinbrenner as the real Big George. That’s my mental image of him, forever.

          It’s like Tina Fey’s Sarah Palin, or Chevy Chase’s Gerald Ford, or Will Ferrell’s GWB.. The caricature has supplanted the actual in my mind.

      • tommydee2000

        Thanks for the correction. I did get one on the way home.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      It’s beyond baseball.

      • poster on another computer

        I don’t know why, but this has become one of my favorite comments ever.

  • pollo

    Derek Jeter should probably be the #9 hitter.

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

      Derek Jeter should be the #7 hitter, since that’s how many titles the Steinbrenners have brought home to the Bronx (so far).

      • Carlosologist

        So you’re saying he should be hitting eighth?

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

          Ballsy. I like it.

          I think Derek Jeter should dedicate the 2010 Yankees World Series Championship to George Steinbrenner.

          Tonight, in the postgame press conference. Suck it, rest of baseball.

          • poster on another computer

            That would be the second most awesome thing ever. To actually winning the championship.

            Who here thinks Jeter his 2 HR’s on Old-Timers’ day, and dedicates the HR’s to George?

            /Raises hand

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

              Paul O’Neill’s gonna hit two homers. One of them will be an inside the parker.

              • E street Shuffle

                Then the boss can fire mr morgan!

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      But zomg he’s Derek Jeter!

    • dan

      thats right…he is a first ballot hall of famer.how did a met fan get on this site

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

        I’m a Yankee fan, and I agree that Derek Jeter is a first ballot Hall of Famer.

        He should still be batting 9th tonight.

  • Carlosologist

    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)

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

      You left off:
      4.) Mark Teixeira looks like he’s about to play Willy Loman in a dinner theatre in Boca Raton, FL

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

      “2) All the Spanish closers are awesome”

      David Villa and Andres Iniesta?

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

        PARA EL GANADO!

        (Yes, I may have totally made that up)

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

          That translates to “For the cattle”. Just FYI.

          • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

            Alternatively,

            “Stop the cattle”

            as in “you, stop the cattle”

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

              True. I didn’t read it that way, but it’s correct and funnier.

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

      Millar is the wooooooorst, I’ve loved MLBN’s coverage of the All-Star Game but he is unbelievably horrible.

      On the other hand, I now love Vernon Wells and find him adorable.

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

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

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

      Stacked like Riddering, yo.

  • poster on another computer

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

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

      Yes. I’d have just as much confidence in 2010 Rafael Soriano or 2010 Jose Valverde tonight as I would in 2010 Mariano Rivera.

      Mo’s the best ever because nobody has ever been as good as he is over a 15 year stretch. But at any given moment, there’s always 3-5 closers just as good as Mo, if not better.

      They just don’t stay that way over the long haul.

      • poster on another computer

        Yeah, but he’s Mariano.

        Nobody else is.

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

          I agree. My point still stands.

          Right now, at this particular moment, Rafael Soriano and Jose Valverde are exactly as good as any other closer in baseball.

          • poster on another computer

            But he’s Mariano.

            (I’m extremely obnoxious, and I’m not afraid. It’s a bad combination.)

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

        while I’d agree with your sentiment, he’s definitely not the only one who feels that way. So the answer to poster’s original question would be “no.”

        /pedantic’d

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

          Aw, Bexy… I can’t stay mad at you. You’re forgiven.

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

            Michael: Well, [whispering] Hey Pam, did you get that down?
            Pam: Like what?
            Michael: Like everything I said and everything they did and… Just don’t…
            Pam: Well… no, I don’t… exactly… what?
            Michael: Well write it down before you forget it. That’s… You’ve just been drawing pictures. [sighs] Rrrr. I can’t stay mad at you.

            (This was what came to mind. IDEK.)

  • Yankeefan91 Arod fan

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

  • Rose

    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

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

      His father’s name was Henry George Steinbrenner. His name was George Michael Steinbrenner.

      I guess the Steinbrenner family considered that to be close enough.

      • Rose

        haha alright cool. I just have friends who have something as minor as just the middle name being different and they’re not considered to be a “junior” so I was just wondering.

        Thanks though!

      • Rose

        I can only imagine what Henry George Steinbrenner’s father’s name was…lol

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

          Fun Fact: Senator Ben Nelson’s (D-NE) full name is Earl Benjamin Nelson. His father’s name was Benjamin Earl Nelson.

          The Nelsons are not a creative family, apparently.

          • http://twitter.com/AnaMariana42 Ana

            My family does the exact same thing w/ oldest sons, just in a less WASPy way.

          • Rose

            Another Fun Fact: Samuel Adams was not related to John Adams or John Quincy Adams but all 3 of them lived longer than George M. Steinbrenner III in a time when the life expectancy was only in the 40’s (nearly half of their ages). John Adams held the title for longest living former President until Ronald Reagan beat him 175 years later…only to be quickly dethroned by previous former-President Gerald Ford.

            • JLew

              They were actually cousins (Sam and John).

  • baseballnation

    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.

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

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

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

    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.

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

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

    • Carlosologist

      9:00?

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

      Put me down for “Wednesday”.

    • Rose

      “Threeve”

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

        Yeah, I speak a little French. You’re an assbite, pardon my French.

        • poster on another computer

          Simply stunning.

  • Zooboy

    [moment of silence.]

  • pat

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

  • Carlosologist

    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

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      This is a good list.

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

        I want this one in there: http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-959681

        I know it came really late in the game and just barely snuck in before the ASB deadline, but that quote has tons of potential and is a dynamite meme in the making.

    • Rose

      [David Letterman flips card #2 on floor]

      And the #1 2010 First Half RAB Meme is…

      Buttafuoco…Buttafuoco…Buttafuoco…

      [applause sign lights up]

    • Carlosologist

      Whoops, it should be five no-hitters (three perfect, two no-hitters)

    • poster on another computer

      YES, I made the top ten.

      As soon as I get Internet back on my normal computer I’ll be deuce bag poster again.

  • Carlosologist

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

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Jesus & Maquinito FTW

      Stop making me feel old.

    • Rose

      wow…you’re like 13?

      • Carlosologist

        14.

        • Rose

          my my. Rebecca is right…I too, feel very old right now lol

          but it’s good to have all kinds of Yankee fans of all ages of course!

  • pat

    Charles Dickens modeled Tiny Tim after Dustin Pedroia.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Brian Wilson looks like a scary dude

    • Accent Shallow

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

      Blurst dude.

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

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

    • Kit

      Seriously. My brother and I were laughing hysterically, just waiting for the Yankees to come up now.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • Esteban

    Arod is awesome.

  • Carlosologist

    The boos make me laugh.

    • pat

      Swisher too.

  • Kit

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Arod with a great response lol

    • boogie down

      what was his response?

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

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      booing is a compliment in this instance

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    For all you booing critics out there.

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

    • Kit

      Since I was the one that spoke up against it yesterday, in this case, it’s fair, because it’s a team representation, not just one person playing for themselves, as is the case in the HR derby.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        interesting take. I can see that.

  • john

    no jeter?

    • Esteban

      wait for the starters

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      Staahtah.

  • Mike from South Beach

    Wow, were they screamimg Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuges?
    I love it!

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      I thought they were booing him too. He didn’t really look like he was pleased with the boos.

      • Nathan

        I think Hughesie wanted the Local discount – cheers.

        Forget it kid, you are a Yankee.

        • Rivera Venue Blues

          By his 6th or 7th all star game, he’ll learn to relish the boos. See A-Rod yukking it up with his teammates in the face of boos.

      • Rose

        I was saying boo-urns…

        Sincerely,

        Hans Moleman

  • Nathan

    Boos? Haha. This is beyond funny.

  • pat

    Manuel with the Urkel pants.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Wow. Freaky.

      • pat

        Hahah, that’s pretty funny. TGIF FTW

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          High five!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Charlie Manuel:

    /urkel pants’d

  • Esteban

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Look at their 6-9. Then look at the A.L. 6-9.

      • Esteban

        seriously

      • Rose

        Ryan Braun is pretty good…Ethier is good…Corey Hart and Yadier Molina is quite laughable though…

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    i love the booing

  • Esteban

    nice, cheers for Jeter

  • phughesisgod

    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!

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      ease up buddy. im fairly sure that in 2008 there were some boos for Soxs players. its all in fun.

      • phughesisgod

        Did the Red Sox deal with the deaths of their owner and a legendary PA announcer for the team? No. If they did, I would have cheered them for just being there.

    • Nathan

      I lived in SoCal for 2.5 years, they dont deserve 2 teams. No one is interested in baseball there.

    • Mike from South Beach

      I’m surprised, that the fans from LA, made the beginning of this game.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

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

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      He also has the most cheers mixed in somehow.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        Yea, overall load noise level.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

          loud

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

      No one will ever get booed more than A-Rod. That said, his reaction to it was fucking awesome.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        I don’t even think he got it that bad. He just got the cursory Yankee boos. But yea, definitely had a good attitude about it.

  • pat

    It looks like everybody is waddling.

  • pat

    Hopefully David Price throws a perfect game.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Harrison Ford looks baaaaaaad.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Salma and Charlize on the other hand…

  • pat

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

  • Adam

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      It’s the earring. They both wear similarly styled earrings.

  • Carlosologist

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

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

    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.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      I know he went through the whole cancer thing, but there is something about Lester I really don’t like.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I actually don’t mind him at all. I think I like him more because he’s the best pitcher on that team, yet gets like the third or fourth most hype.

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

          I agree that he is the best pitcher on the team. Maybe that is why.

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

          I really like him. He’s just about the only Sox player I’ll happily say that about, other than Wakefield.

      • http://twitter.com/marcos_aguirre Marcos

        This.

        I feel sympathy for him, but I also dislike him SO much at the same time, it’s really weird.

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      Same. Those are definitely the Sox I hate the most. Don’t love Pedroia either but not because of him; more because of how the media treats him.

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

        I actually find Pedroia hilarious. The “laser show” thing? That’s amazing. Hate the way the media treats him, but not him himself (other than his whining over umpires and stuff).

  • pat

    You are beautiful? Wtf?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      a bit of a downer. I’m ready to commit suicide now, ha

      Why not go more upbeat?

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

  • Brooklyn Ed

    Glee FTW!!!!

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

  • Adam

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

  • chris

    oh for god sakes play the dam game already

    • Alex S

      thats what I’m thinking. they couldn’t have done the ceremony during the pre game show?

    • Pete

      dude it’s a half hour late. that’s like negative two hours in all star game time

  • Nathan

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

  • pat

    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

      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.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        Cash probably tried to pull a Nick Swisher on them, but the Braves know better than that.

        • Brooklyn Ed

          oh yeah. it was suppose to be for Nady. Swisher was traded here, then the Braves called Cashman about Nady.

    • Kit

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

  • Pete

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

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

      Stepped out from the line a bit, raised his hands.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      It was nothing really. Just acted as if the crowd was loving him, as he was showered with boos.

      Kinda like a heel does in wrestling, haha. But he made it work.

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

        IETPWR

        I enjoyed this professional wrestling reference

  • Carlosologist

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

    • Rose

      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

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

    • Kit

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

  • chris

    Nice moment for the boss

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      Yea, agreed.

      A great singer could make extend the “v” and make that sound good. Then I would be impressed

      • Rivera Venue Blues

        I just tried it to myself and laughed at how silly it would be if a singer held the v. Great comment.

  • pat

    Hall of Famer Rod Carew!!!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Carew to the eighth!!!!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Damn. Carew still has a cannon.

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

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

  • Steve

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

    • Montero>Smoak

      I agree

  • Carlosologist

    The dumbass has entered the booth.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      “The second dumbass has entered the booth.”

      FTFY

      • Kit

        Damn, beat me to it.

  • Steve

    First pitch @ 11:34 EST

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

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

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

    Bob Sheppard would be proud.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      And by syntax, I mean pronunciation.

  • chris

    and the game….after this….

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

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

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

    KEYS TO THE GAME
    AL: Hit
    NL: Pitch

  • pat

    98.. effortless.

    • pat

      100, wow.

  • chris

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    juiced gun or is Price really hitting 98 and 99?

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      I have been thinking juiced gun. They are allowed for the all star game

      • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

        besides that slider hes been above 98 with every pitch. let him keep going like this Joe!

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

      WE will find out when/if Pettitte pitches

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

        I thought this was a steroid joke for a minute and was very >:(

        • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

          haha, nah. Just saying if Pettitte is throwing 92-93, we can be sure the gun is juiced by a mph or two

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

            Yeah, I figured that. =P

  • Carlosologist

    Price showed up with the straight gas.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Classic Cano defensive play!

    • Adam

      Did you know he has a shortstop’s arm at second?

  • pat

    So lazy.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    good recovery Robbie

  • Carlosologist

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

  • pat

    Ichiro is teh coolest.

  • poster on another computer

    2 good plays for the AL.

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

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

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Kit

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

  • Adam

    Awww…that’s awesome.

  • Pete

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      well then, maybe not juiced. keep throwing that hard David lol

  • pat

    Jeets is the epitome of cool.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    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.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    they got the 08 introduction, awesome

  • Adam

    Umm…doesn’t Sheppard already have a monument?

    • pat

      Yup.

    • Kristen

      Nope, just a plaque.

  • Rivera Venue Blues

    Shit. That could’ve been broken fingers.

  • Esteban

    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.

  • Carlosologist

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

    /kidding’d

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

    Jeets with the hustle!

  • pat

    Fuck yo couch, Ubaldo.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    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

  • Ivan

    AL is set up.

  • Carlosologist

    I’m calling a three run homer right here.

    • Carlosologist

      Damn. —___—

  • pat

    Teeerrrrible swings by Hamilton.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Hamilfail.

  • pat

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

    • Carlosologist

      I thought it was A-Rod exclusive.

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

    Ryan Howard vs. David Price.

    Heh heh heh.

    (Watch Howard hit a homer.)

    • pat

      Think he’ll see any sliders?

      • pat

        No need.

  • Carlosologist

    Andy sighting!

    • Kit

      Sound the alarms!

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

      I can’t believe Girardi’s gonna use him in the ASG. This means I have to actually care about the ASG. ;_;

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Price is just doing work up there

  • pat

    DAMMIT ROBBIE

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Cano makes that play for the Yankees.

  • Tackaberry

    CANO! Pick it up butterfingers!

  • Kit

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    Cano not representing too well

    Get the shitty defense out of the way now I guess

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

    • Carlosologist

      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.

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

    And there is the gun

  • pat

    Cano makes up for it.

  • Rivera Venue Blues

    Shortstops arm!

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Robbie’s arm makes up for his mistake

  • Carlosologist

    Now let’s see if the NL does something.

    (Probably not)

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

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

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Jeez Vlad.

  • Adam

    I hate Fox. Seriously.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • pat

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

    • Not Tank the Frank

      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.

  • Not Tank the Frank

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

    Oh boy.

    • Adam

      I am lucky. I throw a hard upper-60s fastball.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • Ivan

    Now dats turning on a fastball.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    What is on Robbie’s head?

    • Ivan

      He must of stolen Cervelli Helmet.

      • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

        looks like they’re all wearing that helmet. newer model of Frankie’s helmet

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      They’re all wearing super-duty helmets, not just Cano.

      • Esteban

        Yea I thought so too, but then I saw Crawford with a normal helmet on deck.

  • Ivan

    Wow, everybody got a FB, except Cano…

  • Adam

    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.”

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

    Pettitte!!!!!!!

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

    • Kit

      I’m with you. I do not want Andy to fail ever. Oh, Ethier strike out. Sweet.

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

        I am a bit in love with him soooo

        • Kit

          I can tell…lol. I’m a girl, so I know where you’re coming from, though.

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

            Yay, more Yankee lady fans :D

            • Kit

              How many are there here? I feel like there were only two (you included) before I decided to meddle in here. Fun fact: I’m also an Andy Pettitte fan, but not to your extent. We should crown you or something. lol.

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

                I think I already have the crown. =P

                Erm, there’s Rebecca, Riddering (she’s not here so much any more though :( ), dr mrs the yankee, rek4gehrig when she shows up, aaaargh I’m forgetting like everyone

                • Kit

                  Ah, so there’s a few. I’m in good company then. =)

                • Devil In A Blue Cap

                  I’m another, even if I post almost never. Read almost every comment every day though.

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

              Who are the Yankee Ladies? I like the sound of it.

    • Not Tank the Frank

      Pettitte’s taking names!

    • Esteban

      Yea Jeter’s not wearing the cool-flow/ cervelli helmet.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Woot K!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    If this keeps up, Bex is gonna need oxygen.

  • pat

    Pwnd. Sit down, Andre.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jorge’s a Hall of Famer!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    of course the worst hitter in their lineup gets a single

  • Carlosologist

    Two batters, two Ks. Wow.

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

    THAT WAS AWESOME (fans self)

    • Carlosologist

      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…

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    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

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

      I have that downloaded and he blatantly grins like an idiot after striking out Bonds. It’s adoooooraaaableeee

  • ZZ

    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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

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

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

    • Accent Shallow

      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.

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

        Hahaha deny ;P

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

          It is more like this right?

          *Bexy’s friend walks into the room*
          Bexy: “IS IT YOU ANDY!?! HERE TO take me to… Oh it’s you…GTFO…”
          *Bexy installs a sign on door that says [DON'T KNOCK IF YOU'RE NOT ANDY!]

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

            this entire “conversation” is making me laugh really hard, I gotta say.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

  • Rivera Venue Blues

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • poster on another computer

      Tell us how you really feel.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        You’re a deuce bag!

        • poster on another computer

          Be nice, I’m our last defense against the teriosts.

  • Ivan

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

  • ZZ

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

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I doubt there’s enough good umps to fill out a game.

      • Kit

        It’s funny because it’s true.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Looks odd in a Rangers uni.

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      Would look better in pinstripes.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Just wait a few months!

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      noticed that in the introductions. just seems off

  • pat

    Hah, Girardi took out Ichiro but not Jeter.

    • Chip

      I think it was an excuse to get a real center fielder in the game, plus Hunter is a huge fan favorite there. And yes I realize that Hunter is only a center fielder in name only

      • ZZ

        And because Elvis Andrus sucks.

  • Kit

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

  • Adam

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

    • YanksFan in MA

      What exactly was said? Saw a tweet about Girardi basically blowing him off but I missed it.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Lee inducing grounders to Jeter and Cano. Yummy.

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

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    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

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Well at least next year’s all star game you’ll have Cliff Lee pitching to Jesus Montero.

      • Chip

        That gave me a boner

  • Ivan

    When Hughes is going to pitch?

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Seriously. Fielder isn’t good of a fielder and he doesn’t look like the type to age well. Great hitter but the contract comparisons are ridiculous.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Damn you Braun!

  • pat

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      GET.
      OUT.
      OF.
      MY.
      HEAD.

      • pat

        That’s not what you said last night.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Well, Pat, it’s not last night is it?!

          BTW, you left your watch here.

          • pat

            Don’t worry, eat some fiber, nature will take its course.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              I’ll be sure to give it back unwashed.

              • pat

                U can keep it, it always kept shitty time.

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

              WORST…THREAD…EVER

              • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

                hahah, agreed.

                Nothing good came out of that little back and forth.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • Adam

      I just got back from a trip to Milwaukee…trust me, not a day goes by where that city doesn’t collectively treat itself to a mini-heart attack.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=9370232 Mike HC

        haha

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        IETCVM.

  • poster on another computer

    Braun’s damn lucky he’s not hurt.

    • Nintendo vs Sega

      Yes he is.

  • pat

    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.

  • dennis

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

  • Brandon

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Phil warming up in the pen

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yikes Mauer.

  • Adam

    Wow…that throw was downright Posadian.

    • poster on another computer

      Get out.

    • ZZ

      Wow…that throw was downright Posadian. Cervellian.

      /14% CS rate

      • Kit

        Nice. I like this one better.

  • pat

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

  • ZZ

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

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    That was a strike…

  • Ivan

    Come on Verlander your better than this.

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

    Verlander is no Pettitte obvs

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

      I take it back (mostly) if you get out of it, Justin!

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      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?

  • Chip

    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

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Who’s the back up catcher for the AL?

    • pat

      Victor?

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

      Buck I think.

      • Adam

        VMart, right?

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

          He’s on the roster but he’s hurt, so he’s not playing

      • Chip

        Yuck………on both counts. The national league might start running wild once the righties start coming in

      • Kit

        Yup. Bexarama is correct. It’s John Buck.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Ugh. Well at least we have Mauer…

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

      Nick Swisher.

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

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

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

  • Ivan

    Nice job Verlander

  • phughesisgod

    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

      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.

  • pat

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

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      That’d be nice.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      This early I mean.

  • Chip

    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

  • Ivan

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

  • Adam

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

  • pat

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

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

    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…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • Adam

      At least they weren’t fisted over the plate.

  • Kristen

    C’mon Robbie!

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    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?”

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /Kazmir’d

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

      Seriously, can no pitcher field a bunt properly?

      • Poopy Pants

        Thoughts of Torre, Schilling, sock, no bunts, my anger, sadness.

  • pat

    Robbie spittin on a first pitch slider… LOVE IT

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

    Ahahaha Kuo what was that

  • Ivan

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

  • Chris0313

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

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Kuo looking like Andy with that one. lol

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    alright RBI for Robbie

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Cano!

  • Adam

    1-0 final, Robbie MVP! Or something…

  • Kit

    Good job, Robbie. You stay awesome.

  • Ivan

    Nice AB Cano, nice AB.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    So lazy…should’ve been a home run.

  • Chip

    Wait, wasn’t Hughes warming up earlier?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    C’mon Mauer. Not representing the Twins well.

    • Kit

      The Twins don’t represent the Twins well.

      No, I’m joking. But only slightly.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Not a good fundamental game for Mauer thus far.

  • pat

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

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

    Not well-played, Mauer.

    • pat

      +1 I’m not even allowed in Mexico.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I’m sure that has something to do with our above conversation.

        /gets the joke

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    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

      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!

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

    • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

      Capps? LOL.

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

      Lidge???

    • Kit

      Broxton?

      *just wanted to join in*

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        But seeing as he went to relievers after four and has started using closers to get through the fifth, Charlie Manuel will probably use him to get the last out of the seventh.

        • Kit

          Yeah, I had no idea what was going on, I just wanted to add to the list. But yeah, you probably have a point.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      gotta appeal to the parents. i dont think an ad showing their daughter having naughty facetime calls to some dude would win over their parents.

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

      Considering that the demographic for the “Skype” application they came up with consists of:

      A- People who have an iPhone 4,
      B- know other people with an iPhone 4
      C- said people both use the app, and
      D- have a genuine interest in seeing each other during a conversation.

      It’s not surprising that the commercials are targeting white parents of young adults.

      • whozat

        Come on…they also had that one with the black folks!

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

          Haven’t seen it.

  • Adam

    11 players on the DL, totally insane.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      It’s like a production of the Scottish play up there.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Why are the Braves a surprise team?

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

      They aren’t the Phillies.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Because Buck and McCarver live in a world with about seven ML teams: Yankees, Red Sox, Cubs, Cardinals, Bob Gibson, the Mets and whatever team they happen to be paid to watch that week.

      • Apollo22237

        You got me on the Bob Gibson mention. I completely wasn’t expecting that, haha.

        • whozat

          Indeed. Kudos, sir.

          • Devil In A Blue Cap

            I’m actually a lady. ;)

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

          Completely agreed. Well played.

  • Ivan

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

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

      Unless he gives up 5 ER in 2.2 IP to the Yankees.

      • Mister Delaware

        Eh, I love Lester. Easy top 5 non-Yankee I’d love to be a Yankee guy.

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

          Ditto. He also seems like a non-whiny douchebag, unlike like 75% of the rest of his team.

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

          Agreed. My favorite Red Sock. He’s the only one I can think of that I would love to see in pinstripes.

          • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

            I would love to have JD Drew. Positive UZR, .900 OPS player, lots to like. Except for injuries but hey he’s no Nick Johnson.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Jetes!

  • pat

    25-5 in their last 30? Hoooly shit.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      That’s September 2007 Rockies right there.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    OMG ANDRUS WHY.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

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

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Damn, I just walked right into that one.

      *Hangs head in shame*

  • pat

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

    • Mister Delaware

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

  • Apollo22237

    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.

  • Esteban

    This game is booorrrring

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Ortiz is using that damn song too?

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Manual really is going through his pitchers

    • Chip

      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

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

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    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?

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

      No. I am SO CONFLICTED right now. I’jm like “Hit a homer… no then you’ll probably get MVP… AAAGHH!!!”

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        Now I’m all like “yay: strikeout!” And then, “oh crap, he just struck out.”

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

        Can’t say I minded that outcome too much though

      • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

        good to know i wasnt the only one thinking that

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      This AB = Ortiz AB

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Lucky so many of them got elected then. :D

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Yup. Oh look it’s time for Hughes to shine.

  • Adam

    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

    • Apollo22237

      wow… that just hurts my head.

    • Esteban

      Ha my brother will soon be joining you as a displaced NYer in Chicago, he’s moving out there Sunday. Question: He’s gonna be working in Romeoville, should he live in in a place like Naperville or in the city itself. He’s 26.

      • Adam

        The worst part…of course now I will stay up to see the report after the game.

        Esteban, I’ve actually never been out to Romeoville or Naperville, but I get the sense that there is not much going on in either place (though more in Naperville for sure). From Chicago to Romeoville though would be a hike and a half, around an hour and a half depending where from.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
    • http://RAB sjt

      Yeah, I live in Chicago and saw it too. Would Girardi have to change his uniform number to 3 ?

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    Hughes coming in!

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

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

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      I sure as heck hope you’re right…

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

  • danny

    ahhh Hughes!!

  • pat

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

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

      I wanted him to do that too, heh.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Little Pujols got jokes!

  • Esteban

    Hughes getting squeeezed

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    Oh boy.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    way to go Torii

  • Ivan

    Come on Phil.

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

    Hughes, come on. ;_;

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    That is so not cool.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Ugh Torii.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Work out of it, Phil.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Or let Thornton do it.

  • danny

    scott rolen best base runner evahhh!!!!

  • Apollo22237

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

    • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

      Thornton i meant

  • pat

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

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Hopefully the Good Guys win this Chi-town showdown.

    /Hawk Harrelson

  • pat

    Does this guy have a 2nd pitch?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Eephus pitch.

  • Devil In A Blue Cap

    Oh greaaaaat.

  • pat

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

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

    poor Phil

  • Kit

    Oh damn.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    This might be the NL’s year…

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    FUDGin FUDGESICLE EATING FUDGEPACKERS!!!!

  • Adam

    Crap.

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

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

    Aaarghhh

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Ah crap.

    Nice rip, though.

  • pat

    Cano would have thrown Byrd out at home.

  • Carlosologist

    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.

    • pat

      And 2009.

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

      This game ain’t over.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Thanks for nothing Hughes!

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Hmm. I bet a 20 you’re a Sox fan.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Spoiler: Nintendo wins

  • baby carlos

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

    • Jose the Satirist

      Well he wasn’t exactly sharp. He did allow a couple of hits.

      • baby carlos

        True. Kind of amazing there is such a big gap between the starters and the followers.

    • Hummingbird S.

      it kinda was… but who cares.
      this is the freaking ASG and the Yankees will win the World Series regardless of where they play.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Meh. No one will remember when A-Rod hits a walk off.

      • baby carlos

        except McCarver who will relive how ARod finally turned around after his steroid admission… because why would he miss an opportunity to rail on the Yankees.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I don’t know if we’d even be able to hear McCarver over the sound of Buck’s boredom.

  • Adam

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

  • Pasqua

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

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees2213 j_Yankees

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

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

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

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    It was and I am a yanks fan!

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Well I lost a 20.

  • pat

    Is Harkey is bullpen coach?

    • pat

      *the

  • UWS

    When did Joba sneak onto the AL All Star roster?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Sick hook by Bailey.

  • baby carlos

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

    • Ubu

      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.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

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

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

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

    • JZN

      They’re not in LA

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        BUT IT SAYS SO ON THEIR OFFICIAL TEAM NAME!

        /more outrage about that ridiculous name

      • Jose the Satirist

        For us on the right coast, 25 miles away is basically LA.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          “For us on the right coast, anything in California that isn’t San Francisco is basically LA.”

          FTFY

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

        Everything above San Diego and below San Francisco is LA in my mind.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          See what I mean? :)

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Get something started, Swish!

  • baby carlos

    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.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Why would she be afraid? It’s not like she hasn’t had anything that squirrel could’ve given her.

      • Jack

        Burn. In more ways than one.

  • Adam

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

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Doesn’t that describe their booth during night games?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Boom! Roasted.

  • Jack

    Aww Swish.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yay Buck!

  • baby carlos

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

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

    Shades of last year’s NLDS, kinda…

  • pat

    Holliday, sweet.

  • Carlosologist

    Holliday Castillo’d that catch.

  • Hummingbird S.

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

    • pat

      I was thinking the same thing.Looks like Wainwright throws cutter too.

      • Hummingbird S.

        Just threw a nasty one to K Hunter.

    • Carlosologist

      If Hughes could reach Waino’s level, I’d be a happy man.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    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?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Beltran: still waiting for a fastball.

    • Carlosologist

      My mom would throttle you.

      • Mister Delaware

        Hot.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Tell her to bring it.

        • Jack

          Giggity?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Let’s go AL, let’s go!

    • Jack

      Clap clap

  • Pasqua

    What I’ve learned:

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

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Vernon Wells remembered he is useless.

    • Nintendo vs Sega

      Really?

      • Jack

        Really.

  • Adam

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

  • rek4gehrig

    Moment of truth

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Come on Tori!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    At least TRY Hunter. Smh.

  • Apollo22237

    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

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

      • Apollo22237

        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.

  • JLew

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

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Wow. Wainwright made Hunter look AWFUL.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    This games on Hunter.

    • Nintendo vs Sega

      lmao! games on hughes guy!

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

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

    • Adam

      The rally monkey was on the jumbotron and no one was actually interested in watching the game.

  • baby carlos

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

  • Pasqua

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

    • http://T Ubu

      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

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

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

    • rek4gehrig

      LOL

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        LOL x 2

        • Ubu

          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

  • Adam

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

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    gameover

    • Mister Delaware

      Dude! Turn your televison back on, its not over!

      • Jose the Satirist

        Games can go more than 7 innings?

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          That statement belongs as an alex gonzalez post. The game is over dude, the people playing right now don’t count because the game is over man. Somehow.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      This game ain’t over until A-Rod hits a walk off.

  • Nintendo vs Sega

    Don’t forget this is on Hughes!

    • Jose the Satirist

      I also blame Arod. I mean why isn’t he in the game? Not a team player?

    • Rivera Venue Blues

      Aren’t you a delight.

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

      Why do I get the impression your holding your crotch while saying this?

      • Jack

        /Daniel O’Brien’d

      • Jose the Satirist

        What is that supposed to mean? I’m a little afraid to ask.

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

          Read it and imagine somebody saying that while holding his crotch. It’ll come to you.

  • http://www.twitter.com/CaptainRaf CaptainRaf

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

    • Adam

      Maybe if they get it to Buck again, because they can bring Mauer back in?

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

    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?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Both. Angels fans are too stupid and they will make a conspiracy theory that the opposing pitcher did that for…EAST COAST BIAS! OMFG WHY WHY HWY!!!!

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        /Halos Heaven’d

  • Nintendo vs Sega

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

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

      You can hit the reply button instead of starting another comment.

    • Devil In A Blue Cap

      Please, please continue trolling talking. Your input is invaluable.

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

        You are pretty awesome, you should post more.

    • UWS

      Nintendo vs Sega = Steve Lombardi?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Nope; hasn’t insulted Cashman yet.

        • UWS

          Give it some time…

      • Devil In A Blue Cap

        Nah, too busy painting the Sistene Chapel with Leonardo da Vinci.

        /old meme’d

    • danny

      Cano is the only reason the AL has a run. judt saying.

  • rek4gehrig

    Andy should’ve pitched the whole game

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

      Price for 3
      Pettitte for 3
      Lee for 3

      I DUNNO WHY THEY DIDN’T JUST DO THAT!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Can we bring back the real good AL hitters?

    • rek4gehrig

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

  • Pat D

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

    Yep, it really fucking bothers me.

    • JLew

      The team with the best record should have home-field. Period. Closed. Final. Finito. In Conclusion. Done.

      • Pat D

        “Oh, but they don’t play the same schedule so that isn’t fair either.”

        Talk about a stupid argument.

  • pat

    This guy Brian Wilson is naaaasty.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Most of his success comes from his ability to keep the ball in the park at a very good rate.

      • pat

        And the 11.9 k/9. That helps too.

        • Jose the Satirist

          haha true. Forgot that it was that high.

    • Apollo22237

      And his shoes hurt my eyes… that must be the key to his success.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

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

    • Apollo22237

      haha, at least we know who sees the important stuff. Those shoes will haunt me.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

        If I EVER pitch in a rec league team again, I’ll wear neon necklaces, neon cleats and whatever else is game legal.

        • Jose the Satirist

          If I ever pitch again I’m doing it on acid.

  • pat

    I fucking hate Valverde’s guts.

    • rek4gehrig

      Not today, I dont.

    • JLew

      You won’t if he becomes our 8th inning guy.

      • Pat D

        Um, that’s not going to happen.

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

    Valverde is such a dickweed. /immature’d

  • UWS

    Heath Bell in 3D glasses. Hee.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

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

  • Esteban

    Not a big fan of Valverde.

  • pat

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

  • Nickel

    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.

  • Carlosologist

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

  • rek4gehrig

    Broxton sucks….he will blow this game

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Heh tying man at bat.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Saving A-Rod for the walk off, right?

  • baby carlos

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Why Beltre? Why?

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Yikes.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    DAMN IT GOOMBA!

  • Apollo22237

    Screw you Beltre… haha

    • baby carlos

      Terry Francona would like to see you in his office

  • JLew

    Great. Plate. Discipline.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Does Girardi want home run advantage?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      field*

  • rek4gehrig

    Darn RS…that pitch was near his nose

  • Nickel

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

    • baby carlos

      and Joe Buck will kiss McCarver

  • Hummingbird S.

    damn Buck, that was right down the pipe

  • rek4gehrig

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

    • Nickel

      He can’t be pinch hit for. He’s the only catcher left.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      No other catchers.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Son of a bitch.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Thank you big SLOPPY.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Fucking Ortiz

  • baby carlos

    Speed kills.

  • rek4gehrig

    RSN killing us

  • bonestock94

    You slow sack of crap!

  • danny

    WOW

  • Hummingbird S.

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

  • pat

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

  • JLew

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

  • Pat D

    Wow, that was just utterly terrible.

    Fucking pathetic.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Horrendous game. Especially to Hunter and Ortiz.

  • Carlosologist

    LOL NL

  • rek4gehrig

    This is perplexing…where was Arod?

    • baby carlos

      doing interviews with Robbie.

  • baby carlos

    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

  • Nathan

    So ARod never got into the game?

    • baby carlos

      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.

  • jeffon

    A-rod thats all i got to say

  • Pasqua

    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.

    • Nathan

      Imagine if Mr Green Tea did it

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Carlosologist

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

      • baby carlos

        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.

  • Hummingbird S.

    should we worry that A-Rod might be hurt?

  • Nathan

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

  • pat

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

    /unnamed player’d

  • usty

    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

      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?…

      • usty

        He had no problem taking Wigginton out after 1 inning in the field and not letting him hit.

  • jeffon

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

  • Pasqua

    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)

      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

        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.

        • Nathan

          Hey he won the Derby – he is demanding multi year extension. Monday counts, Tuesday doesnt count..

  • Dealin’ Dellin

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

  • C-Mac

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

    • usty

      Girardi pulled a LaRussa circa 2k7.

  • pat

    Selig looks like a zombie.

  • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > DP)

    ABOMB > Goomba
    Why oh why Joe G?

  • danny

    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.

  • Nathan

    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.

    • pat

      Hahah Rosenthal must be like 4 feet tall, tops. Waino is towering above him.

      • pat

        oops wrong spot.

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    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

      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.

      • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

        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).

  • Andy

    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?

    • Nathan

      Just thinking how the blogs wud explode if it was Francona or Green Tea doing it.

  • ZZ

    But Bud Selig told me this game counts.

    I don’t know what to think know.

  • theyankeewarrior

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

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      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.

      • theyankeewarrior

        Ok, i get that. But Joe hand-selected Alex to be on the team! Why not let him stay home and rest?

        I hate to say it, but Youk would have been a nice guy to have there.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          Well, Youk was more deserving than half the AL team. That’s for sure.

          • theyankeewarrior

            Also true. Should have been there over Konerko anyways.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

    • Nathan

      what? That would have been even more wierder.

    • Andy

      Really? Well then at least he’s not hurt. Still a weird decision.

    • theyankeewarrior

      Awesome decision making.

      What a savvy baseball mind.

  • Carlosologist

    Rosenthal is short.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      Nick Swisher has testicles that are bigger than he is.

      • Jack

        To be fair, Nick Swisher’s testicles are bigger than most people.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

    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.

  • Nickel

    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.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

      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

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

        • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

          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

            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.

            • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CUvg7Empjfg Captain Jack

              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.

              • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

                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

            It is an exhibition game.

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

    • BigBlueAL

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

      • usty

        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

        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

        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.

        • Nickel

          “Yankees’ manager”

  • ZZ

    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.

  • pat

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

  • BadaBling

    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

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

  • Nathan

    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.

  • forensicnucchem

    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

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

      A+++++ comment

  • pollo

    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.

    • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

      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

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

      • ZZ

        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.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          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

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

            • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

              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

        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

        “You play to win the game!!!”

      • Ubu

        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

          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.

        • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

          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

            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.

            • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

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

            • Ubu

              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

                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

            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.

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

              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.

  • ZZ

    CC batting in game 1 of the WS.

    Advantage Yankees.

    Girardi planned to lose this game all along.

  • Nickel

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

  • forensicnucchem

    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

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

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

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

        • Nathan

          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

      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.

      • http://www.secondavenuesagas.com Benjamin Kabak

        The nightmare? Please. Ease up on the hyperbole.

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

        Ahem. Like Ben said:
        http://riveraveblues.com/2010/.....ent-968823

        We’re all messed up from 2001 but that World Series was so crazy. Series like that don’t happen that often. No need to be expecting something like that to happen again.

        • forensicnucchem

          Well, in fairness regarding that record, I believe something like 19 of the last 24 with home field won. That’s a little bigger spread.

      • forensicnucchem

        What about the good fortune of having 3 straight games at home after you split the first two on the road? It can be spun either way.

        Though I totally agree that the ASG deciding anything is absurd.

        • Ubu

          “Though I totally agree that the ASG deciding anything is absurd.”

          Most of my anger is coming from that aspect, folks. We are at disadvantage for Selig’s stupidity

    • BadaBling

      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…”

  • ARX

    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?

    • Ubu

      Let’s hope this resembles more 1999 results and not a dreaded, gulp, 2001 repeat.

      • Mister Delaware

        2001 was the best series ever if you simply pretend it was best of 5.

        • Nathan

          Much rather us win a damn boring WS than lose a real exciting one.

          • BadaBling

            Agreed!

          • Mister Delaware

            In theory, I agree, but I talk a lot more about how awesome that 2001 series was than 1998. Sooo … I don’t know!

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

            Totally agreed. Winning a really exciting one is the best of all though :D

        • Ubu

          Nothing can sedate me to forget the horrors after game 5.

          Unless, we actually avenge those demons and clinch a game 6 in

          wherever (hoping Cincy- revenge for 76′) and then the

          nightmares will end…. until Knicks season takes over. Those

          94 Finals almost destroyed this young boy long ago ;-/

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    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

  • theyankeewarrior

    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

    • Carlosologist

      Considering what we know of A-Rod, he would have aggravated the hip.

      /oldjoke’d

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

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

    • Mister Delaware

      He game up less than one run per linear weights. Sabermetrics , MFs.

    • Ubu

      My favorite meme is the one that says Torii Hunter is a dangerous, feared, very good, good… hitter.

      I’ve been saying it since 2002, through the 2003-2004 Division series, and last year’s ALCS: the guy can rack straight fastballs and that’s it. You got descent off-speed stuff and good location and he’s an easy out, folks.

      • Mister Delaware
      • forensicnucchem

        If I hear ‘Gold glover Torii Hunter’ one more time I can’t be held responsible for my actions.

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

        My favorite meme is the one that says Torii Hunter is a dangerous, feared, very good, good… hitter.

        Eh that’s not really a meme. The BEST CENTERFIELDER EVER! NINE GOLD GLOVES! meme is truly dumb, however.

    • Carlosologist

      First meme of the second half.