Jul
21

Open Thread: Lil’ CC gets it done

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(AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

So that was kinda cool today, eh? Gotta give it up to Colin Curtis not just for hitting his first career homer, but for how he did it. Brett Gardner got tossed in the middle of an at-bat, Curtis assumed an 0-2 count, takes three pitches off the plate before crushing a fastball to right. He hasn’t played much, but when he has, Lil’ CC has put together some real quality at-bats. He’s been a pleasant surprise.

If you want to watch the game again, the encore is on YES at 7pm ET. Otherwise you could watch Stephen Strasburg face the Reds on ESPN (also 7pm ET), though I have to say I’m kinda sick of the kid given how much the MSM has smothered him with attention. I guess this is how non-Yankee fans felt about Joba back in the day. Anyway, here’s the open thread, go to town.

Categories : Open Thread
  • Eirias

    So, is there any way to make FBB more interesting when you are running away with your league? Handicap FA signings, etc?

    • Spaceman.Spiff

      Play against tougher competition next year?

    • Poopy Pants

      Not playing FBB. Try reading.

  • Ross in Jersey

    So is Boston going to make a comeback when they get back some regulars? They’re digging themselves quite a hole, if they don’t improve as the calendar turns to August it could turn into a 2 team race real fast.

    Not that I’d complain.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Yeah, I think they could.

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

        I can’t see them winning the division, but I can see them hanging with whoever straggles behind out of us and Tampa Bay.

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

          I think the division is won with around 100 wins. Boston would need to go 47-20 to get to 100.

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

            Boston would need to go 47-20 to get to 100.

            And 37 of those 67 games are on the road. They’re not going to go 47-20 with only 30 home games, no chance.

            • Frigidevil

              Well apparently Theo thinks it can be done. He said when the Sox are back at full strength they will ‘look like the’27 Yankees’ I nearly died laughing when I saw that yesterday
              http://www.boston.com/sports/b.....n_red_sox/

              • http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NPaCuwJ_TTk/TEXzMBKSX_I/AAAAAAAAAPk/HMuWr2Ipz14/arod.jpg ROBTEN

                He quipped that the Sox will “look like the ’27 Yankees’’ when all the injured players return

                So, they’ll play like decayed, rotted corpses?

      • JD

        With half of the season left we cannot count anyone out. The Yankees are in the best position but only by a handfull of games. I don’t like the trends we are seeing with the pitching. Hughes and Burnett are not producing. Javy is Javy, CC is CC, and Andy is hurt. Joba stunk again today and no one in the pen seems to be clicking other than the old man. I keep waiting for Granderson to turn around but it is feeling like a bad trade. Jeter is off and has been for months. Frankly, other than Gardner and Swisher, everyone seems to be having an off year. And, yet, first place. Remarkable

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

        If Boston didn’t have so many road games, I’d buy them as a comeback candidate.

        But the Sox are a far more pedestrian team away from their bullshit clown ballpark. Color me doubtful.

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

    “Montario” love on the front of milb.com.

    • Rebecca DBCqtMLL

      Heh

  • Rob

    Can someone explain to me why the Yanks MUST trade for help? It seems to me that between Curtis, Miranda, Albie, Sanchez, Nunez, Russo, Nova, Phelps, and even Montero they have the depth to fill the gaps. Just swap and switch as players get hot and cold. I certainly don’t think anyone that’s available will be definitely better than any of those prospects.

    • Ross in Jersey

      Agreed, but if this turns into a tight race, there is some intangible value in having a veteran back up. All those guys you listed are young and not MLB-tested.

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

      It seems to me that between Curtis, Miranda, Albie, Sanchez, Nunez, Russo, Nova, Phelps, and even Montero they have the depth to fill the gaps.

      Curtis, Miranda, Albie, Sanchez, Russo, Nova: all fringy guys who have just as much big league failure as big league success and aren’t solid bets to fill our gaps competently (TWSS)

      Nunez, Phelps, Montero: Utterly untested

      There’s a lot of guys there, but none of them are really solid bench options. They all have serious warts.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        They all have serious warts.

        TWSS again.

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

          They have creams for that.

  • Rebecca DBCqtMLL

    How many people realize l’il CC is a cancer survivor?

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I said this to someone earlier.

    • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

      Not that I didn’t realize it, no one ever told me.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    So what does the fact that Jon Miller is winning a broadcasting award say about the state of baseball broadcasting?

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

      He should get a humanitarian award for sharing the booth with Joe Morgan for so many years.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Please, they’re just as bad as each other.

        Also, August 1st. You know what week it is.

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

          Miller sucks. He sucks worse than Morgan.

          • Ross in Jersey

            Uh… disagree. Big time disagree.

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

              Most do, oh well. Morgan is definitely more of an idiot but he rarely speaks. Miller’s voice makes my ears bleed everywhere. I’m still traumatized from his cries of “THE SPLITTER!!!!!” whenever Schilling would pitch against the Yankees on ESPN.

              • Ross in Jersey

                I take it as “how good are they at what they’re paid to do?”. Miller is at least tolerable when he’s paying attention, and he’s descriptive enough for my taste. He sets up the situation well enough.

                Joe and his analysis, however, are just an unmitigated disaster. His dismissal of any and all statistics and the qualities that made Joe himself a great player is hilarious. His attitude is extremely arrogant, as evidenced by the “no one can tell me anything about baseball unless they played it” comments he makes. Also, he has a clear bias against the Yankees because people compared the 1998 team to the Big Red Machine. He routinely said that only Jeter would have started on his team.

                He obviously has a lot more transgressions, but needless to say I think he’s far worse at his job than Miller is at his.

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

                  His attitude is extremely arrogant, as evidenced by the “no one can tell me anything about baseball unless they played it” comments he makes. Also, he has a clear bias against the Yankees because people compared the 1998 team to the Big Red Machine. He routinely said that only Jeter would have started on his team.

                  That. Also, his inability to actually make a prediction when asked to predict something or show actual analysis when asked to analyze something is pathetic.

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    Tommie, I’d love to do it, but I just can’t make a prediction on how Joe Morgan will predict during his next game because it hasn’t happened yet.

          • Poopy Pants

            Joe Morgan and Tim McCarver are cursed with ‘whatever they say is proven wrong during the very next play’ syndrome.

    • Brien Jackson

      No love for Miller?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Not at all. He’s a rambling, senile old man. He adds nothing to the game; he’s akin, IMO, to Chris Berman.

  • Rey22

    Melky + IPK for Strasburg or Ca$h is an idiot.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Haven’t seen this in a while…

      Too bad it’s not as amusing as before.

  • Andrew Brotherton

    I don’t understand why the media hasn’t said anything about Curtis being a cancer survivor, they made such a big deal about Jon Lester’s treatments. I thought it was one of the great moments of the year seeing him getting the curtain call at Yankee Stadium.

    • Rebecca DBCqtMLL

      Lester was/is a major bigtime prospect. Curtis is as far as I know not.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        Yeah, this is pretty much why there isn’t a big deal made out of it.

        Also, Colin Curtis had cancer when he was 15, Lester had cancer when he was a Major leaguer (if my memory serves me correctly.)

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

    RBI double for The Jesus.

    • kunaldo

      You said it mang

  • ultimate913

    Our lord and savior, Jesus Chr-Montero, is 2 for 2.

    • Rebecca DBCqtMLL

      You have no idea how much I’m loving this.

      The consequences of the Lee deal that wasn’t.

      • Ross in Jersey

        I love looking forward to Montero’s future in pinstripes, but I woulda loved to see Lee on the team too. It was really a win-win. Oh hey, we’re getting one of the best pitchers in baseball. Or not, we’re keeping one of the best hitting prospects we’ve seen in a long time. That’s my positive way of looking at it, anyway.

        • Joseph

          We’re gonna end up with them both by the start of free agency anyway. I do think it’s curious that a team in BANKRUPTCY run by MLB is able to take on payroll to block the Yankees from getting one of the best pitchers in the league, but we’ll end up with Lee anyway.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          And they Yankees will probably get Lee in the off-season!

          Win-Win

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

          That’s my positive way of looking at it, anyway.

          Why look at it any other way?

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

    The Yankees and their pathetic offense in which everyone is having a down year were the first team to 500 runs today. Yup.

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

      (passes out bayonets)

    • Ross in Jersey

      Pfft, only 500? Way too inconsistent. Runs scored and run differential is a joke! Show me more wins!!!1111

      /doomandgloom’d

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

      That shows how far down run scoring is across Baseball.

      http://espn.go.com/mlb/stats/t...../year/2009

      The Yanks have regularly scored around 900 and above in the past 10 years. 1st place at 500 at a few games away from the 2/3 mark of the season means that they’ll lead the League (and most likely Baseball) with less than 800 Runs this year. Wow.

      • http://www.onedayonejob.com/ Willy

        Check your math. It’s more like 870 at the pace they’re on.

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

          You’re right, they’ve only played 93 games. The 2/3 mark doesn’t match the calendar.

    • Poopy Pants

      You’d think for their payroll it’d be more.

  • pat

    Manny B with 10k’s in 5 innings.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Yeah…somebody spoiled this earlier in the game thread.

      I will be a very angry person once DotF comes around.

      • pat

        Haha, sorry dude. It’s too awesome not to pass on.

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

          Pat, you should give Angelo one of your roofies so he can pass out and forget everything he read today, and then DotF will be like brand new to him tonight at 10pm EDT.

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

            and then DotF will be like brand new to him tonight at 10pm EDT.10am EDT on Monday.

            I think you underestimate Pat’s roofies.

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

            You mean 10am EDT. On Monday. Don’t underestimate the shit Pat’s packin’.

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

              Dammit.

              • Pete

                emBARRASSINGGGGGGGG

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

                Dirty Pena with the Double Post!!

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Ah it’s cool. I don’t really mind that much.

          But DotF is probably my second favorite thing about RAB.

          /I’mObsessedWithProspects’d

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

        There’s a chance that he gets some K’s taken away by the official scorer, though. You’ll have to tune in tonight to see what happens.

        /manufacturedintrigue’d

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Haha, ietc.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    So Pedro has said he won’t pitch this year, but will pitch next year. I really doubt that, it has to be hard to skip a year and suddenly get back in it. Have we seen the end of Pedro?

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

      Pedro likes to talk, I hope he gets into broadcasting. He’d be a fun listen.

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

    So USC is wiping away all references to either Reggie Bush or O.J. Mayo on campus.

    There’s a Tim McCarver Nazi joke in there somewhere.

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

        Basil Exposition: The Cold War is over, Austin.
        Austin Powers: Finally those capitalist pigs will pay for their crimes, eh, comrades?
        Basil Exposition: Austin, we won.
        Austin Powers: Oh, hooray, smashing. Yay, capitalism!

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Orel doesn’t know why we come up with 140-160 innings? Does he think these numbers are arbitrary and not based on previous totals?

  • pat

    Just watching the AAA game cast, remember when Jordan Schafer was the next Willie Mays? Maybe the roids did help.

  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

    Bexy! What did you do with http://dumbshitireadonnyyfans.tumblr.com/

    It no longer exists?!?!

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

      for some reason I changed the address. Took out the I in shit, heh.

      • Tom Zig

        whhhhhhhhhyyyyyyy

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

          I have no idea, a gut thing I guess.

          Last night was an update bonanza over there BTW, the Hughes thread was fantastic.

  • pat

    And the Jesus blesses Scrantonians worldwide with another hard hit single.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Hell yeah! It’s all over twitter.

    • Jose the Satirist

      He has a 1.264 OPS in the last 50 AB.

      • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

        9 for his last 10 as well.

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

        He has a 1.264 OPS in the last 50 AB.

        Meulensesque.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Woah woah woah. Let’s not go overboard. He’s been good, but he is no Hensley Meulens.

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

            True. He’s barely even Colin Curtis.

        • Tom Zig

          Meulensesque. Navaesque

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

      They should cast Jerry Jones for Survivor: Somalia.

    • http://lh4.ggpht.com/_NPaCuwJ_TTk/TEXzMBKSX_I/AAAAAAAAAPk/HMuWr2Ipz14/arod.jpg ROBTEN

      He’s decided this is the best way to bring the good news of “all-natural male enhancement” to those areas of the world without access to late-night television.

  • bonestock94

    Montario is crushing it

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      This is sticking I see. Haha.

  • steve (different one)

    flipping channels and stopped on “Loud Mouths” on SNY.

    according to the guy on this show, the Yankees “have to get Soria” and “if it takes the catching prospect, Montero, you do it”.

    ok.

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

      Is it a fat bald guy? That guy is dumb.

      • steve (different one)

        Chris Carlin is his name apparently. not the bald one, the one with the most obnoxious voice on earth.

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

          He used to do a morning show from 5-6 AM on WFAN that I would catch once in a while. The guy does absolutely zero homework.

          He’s also confused. He’d love to poke fun at himself, being the big jolly fat guy. Then someone would call up and refer to him being fat and he’d get all insulted.

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

          Yeah. He’s also bald, no? And horrible.

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

      Your first mistake:

      Stopping on SNY.

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

        You’ve obviously never seen Bobby Ojeda after games where the Mets lose. SNY is totally watchable then.

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

          Number of non-baseball-game programming hours I watch on YES or SNY: 0

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

          I watch SNY just to see which toupee Ojeda is wearing.

      • Pete

        dude. have you met Bexy?

        • Pete

          (and by met I meant read any of her comments about random for-funsies excursions into the various Mordors of yankee-related internet)

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

            Hey, even I don’t watch Loud Mouths for more than like ten minutes at a time. At least on the internet it’s silent.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      How do these guys get their jobs again? I’m pretty sure more than half the posters on this site can do a better job than that.

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

        Nah, we wouldn’t draw viewers.

        Calm evenhanded insight and perspective is boring. Bombast and idiocy is television gold, though.

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

          THE YANKEES HAVE TO DO NOTHING!!! MAYBE ADD A RELIEVER OR BENCH PLAYER!!! THEY ARE GOOD! BRING ME SABATHIA’S LAST 5 STAHHHTS!!

          See? Exciting and logical.

          • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

            Brilliant!

            The fans will never know!

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

            Maybe if they allowed us to curse. Then it would work. People would turn in to watch our haughty cruelty.

            Caller: We should Montero trade for Joakim Soria.
            Tommie: You’re the dumbest fucking piece of shit I’ve heard digitally to since Rod Blagojevich. How you managed to dial 10 digits on your rotary phone without accidentally killing yourself is amazing. Have a nice night at the halfway house, assmunch.

            • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

              IETCVM

              I broke down laughing.

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

                Caller: Frankie Cervelli needs more playing tim–
                TOMMIE: He’s a backup. A backup. A FUCKING BACKUP A. FUCKING. BACK. UP.

                B-FUCKING-A-FUCKING-C-FUCKING-K-FUCKING-U-FUCKING-P. YOU DUMB FUCKING PIECE OF SHIT.

                • Abbey

                  People, callers, writers whoever uses this kind of language lose all credibility.
                  Its not even worth reading these posts as it shows a total disregard for decent norms of human behavior.
                  Cervelli and for that matter anybody deserves to be referred to with this kind of language.

                  • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

                    Seriously? He’s joking around. Relax.

                  • V

                    I hope this is sarcasm. Cuz otherwise it’s fucking stupid.

            • Pete

              I think you might actually be on to something. A full-profanity, no-nonsense talk show where people who say stupid shit are verbally ripped to shreds all day. Play it on XM radio. I think that’d be sweet.

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

                I’d say “Why would anyone call in?” but then, why does anyone call in to Francesca?

                • Jose the Satirist

                  You don’t rip everyone apart. Only the idiots. So basically you swear at 90% of the callers and have a good normal conversation with the rest.

                  • hello9

                    I call the ‘Bill Simmons is a vagina’ variety hour show.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Also, a TV network or radio station requires interns. pat and interns wouldn’t be a good combo.

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

            It’d be like Joe Scarborough all over again.

            /wrong’d

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

              You were just banned from MSNBC.

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

                True story: @JoeMSNBC blocked me on Twitter.

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

                  Good grief, he’s so sensitive.

      • steve (different one)

        i’ve flipped it on a few times. all they talk about is Joba.

  • Rebecca DBCqtMLL

    Ralph Houk died…

    Damn these threes!

    (I hadn’t even realized he was still alive!)

  • ZZ

    Former Yankee manager Ralph Houk died today.

    He managed the famous 1961 Yankees.

    RIP

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

      They mentioned him to day when discussing Lou Pinella. The two of them are the only non HoF managers (besides Torre, LaRussa, and Cox, who are probables) in the top 20 in career wins.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Really? Whatsup with all these Yankees dropping like flies?

      /Conspiracy’d!

      • Rebecca DBCqtMLL

        Final Destination.

        They missed Yogi so they took Ralph instead.

        /ultra morbid’d

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

      Somehow ESPN manages to make it seem like he did equal or more with the Red Sox than he did with the Yankees. “Former Red Sox, Yankees manager” my ass. Why not mention the Tigers then too?

  • Ross in Jersey

    Fun fact: Roger Maris’ BABIP in 1961 was .209. 209!! All those homers and he apparently couldn’t buy a conventional hit. Found that fascinating.

    • Jose the Satirist

      HRs bring BABIP down due to the way it is calculated. He hit 61 so it came way down. Bonds had a .266 BABIP the year he hit 73 homers.

      • Ross in Jersey

        Yeah, that seems extremely low though. One of the lowest BABIPs recorded over a full season. Obviously the homers bring it down, though its weird he’d have success hitting so many homers while being unlucky when the ball didn’t clear the fence.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Yeah it is. I didn’t mean trivialize how low it is. It is insane.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      That’s nuts!

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

      Fun Fact: Roger Maris’s 1961 SLG of .620 didn’t lead the league. His .581 SLG the year before did.

      • Ivan

        The actual leader in Slug% in 61 was his teammate who didn’t recieve as much attention, name Mickey Mantle.

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

          Who?

          • Jose the Satirist

            Who cares, he never hit 61 HR.

            • boogie down

              I enjoyed this and the prior two posts very much.

  • Eirias

    Fire Joe Morgan is going to do another guest-spot on Deadspin. I miss that site.

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

    Randy Wolf tonight: 5.2 IP, 13 R/ER

    Eeek

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      That’s good, right?

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

      Mark Attanasio: money well spent, my friend.

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

      against the PIRATES mind you

      • Ross in Jersey

        Didn’t the Pirates throw up a 10 spot in yesterday’s game too?

        WHY CAN’T THE YANKEES OFFENSE BE LIKE THAT

      • Rebecca DBCqtMLL

        Holy #ycpb batman

      • hello9

        /Tabata’d

        he’s finally ops’ing at 700

    • Jose the Satirist

      That is bad managing. A pitcher should never be in a situation where he is responsible for that many runs. Even if inherited runners score.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      /Kazmir’d

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

    Joe Namath and Curtis Martin are among six Jets greats in the first class of the team’s Ring of Honor at its new stadium.

    Weeb Ewbank, Winston Hill, Joe Klecko and Don Maynard will also be enshrined Aug. 16 at halftime of the first game at the New Meadowlands Stadium, the preseason opener between the Jets and Giants

    http://sports.espn.go.com/new-.....id=5397585

    We get to put up names of our greats permanently on the stadium?

    SECOND CLASS CITIZENS NO MORE, BABY!!!!!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Everyone will still call it Giants Stadium.

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

        I bet not.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          :shrug:

          That was half-sarcastic and Giants-centric.

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

            I get ya.

            Just remember that half of this money for the new stadium is from the Jets, and they demanded equal footing for EVERYTHING as a condition. Woody Johnson’s cash won’t allow any “you’re just tenants here” moments anymore.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              Yeah, I hear ya.

              /it’s way too early for football

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

                Training camps open in 11 days.

                • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                  Meh. Football season doesn’t officially start for me until the WS is over.

                  • Ivan

                    What are you a Giant fan?

                    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                      Yessir.

              • hello9

                I wore my Shaun O’Hara jersey in DC today.

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

      People are going to wonder why former Giants punter Brad Maynard got enshrined into their Ring of Honor.

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

        I’m genuinely curious as to how that happens. Do the Jets get one ring and the Giants another? Or do they each have half of a ring?

        Logistics: I want ‘em.

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

      ‘Ring of Honor’ has a nice sound to it. Apparently they stole my idea and improved upon it. I had suggested ‘Circle of Jerks’.

    • Poopy Pants

      When will NY get a team (besides the Bills)?

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

        What percentage of NFL teams actually play in the city of their name?

        Like, 25%? The Meadowlands is closer to downtown NYC than most NFL stadiums.

        • Poopy Pants

          At least play in the same state. Jersey Giants and Jersey Jets.

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

            How does this manage to come up every time Giants/Jets comes up here? The Redskins play in Maryland.

  • Operation Venditte

    Dont know if anyone mentioned this tonight but a good piece on milb.com about CoJo (Corban Joseph)

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Link?

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno
        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Thanks!

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          That’s a good article. Whoever hasn’t read it, should read it.

  • phughesisgod

    Im watching the encore right now and I was at the game last night. I dont blame Girardi or Gardner at all. Emmel is a freaking retard.

  • Accent Shallow

    Ran into a radar gun at a carnival tonight. I sit 67-70 with little warmup.

    /non-prospect

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      Awesome! That’s what I did pitching, then I did a little crow hop and bumped it all the way up to 73. HELL YEAH!

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

        My eephus is ridiculous.

        IT’S INSANE, THIS GUY’S TAINT!!!

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I used to be able to throw a nasty knuckle ball…

          in Wiffle ball

          • Sheepmeister

            I’m able to throw 95 on the YES gun, but only 63 on other radar guns.

  • V

    Lol, I was in Scranton on Saturday. The one day t3h Jesus DOESN’T hit. Lol.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      Stop going to Scranton games!

      • Sheepmeister

        Since I live in Scranton, I can go to a few, but I went last Thursday and Jesus hit a HR. It was one of those blind man home runs. His swing was just great.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Ah, alright. Well then, you are allowed to go Scranton games as long as Montero hits a homerun every other time you attend a game.

      • V

        Lol. I think I posted the other day that there were 6 scouts there, and they all picked their radar guns up for…

        Royce Ring and Zach Segovia.

  • All Star Carl

    Montero 3-3 1 rbi 1 walk 0 k’s.

  • NYY626 – Andy in 2011

    Erica in NY July 21st, 2010 at 9:43 pm
    Gardner getting ejected today and Curtis hitting a home run reminds me of a game last season-

    Damon got ejected in the first and Gardner replaced him. Gardner went 3 for 3 with an inside the park homerun.

    Odd symmetry to that

    http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com…..p;c_id=nyy
    __________________________________________________________________________
    I was at that game :) I was also at the game 2 weeks ago when GGBG hit the grandslam. I must bring Gardner luck lol

    • NYY626

      hey totally did not mean to paste this comment here. Whoops.

      • Johan Iz My Brohan

        Lohud? lol

        • NYY626

          yeah i have too many thinks open, RAB, lohud, twitter….ooops fail. lol

          • NYY626

            and by thinks i mean THINGS. I think its time for me to go to bed….

            • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

              I think so too. Haha.

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

      Nice username. ;)

      • NYY626

        gotta start campaigning early.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Let’s wait til the season ends first. I wanna see a) how he bounces back from injury and b) how he finishes the season. I’d rather let Andy go a year early than a year late.

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

    anyone listen to the new rick ross album?

    thoughts?

    • Esteban

      I like that BMF track. Rozay goes hard on that, and I think he’s getting better.

  • Mike Nitabach

    What the fuck did Gardner say to the dumbass ump that got him tossed?

  • Reggie C.

    I’m guilty of this too , but i’ve gotta ask the RAB guys to consider instituting a MORATORIUM going forward on discussions re: in-game minor league game performances that go on in the open thread.

    Why must we need to comment on Man-Ban’s 10 K game or a Gary Sanchez homer before Mike gets a chance to write-up DotF? Lets talk about it on DotF! It doesn’t get posted too late…

    I know things get slow on non-game nights, but I think we’d all appreciate DotF alittle more if we were able to save our gushing/slamming of prospects for the nightly Dotf thread.

    • hello9

      We’re obsessive yankee fans. I’m fairly sure we can gush/slam in both threads.

    • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

      I’m guessing you meant to post this under what I wrote earlier. I understand the “appreciating DotF” thing, but if people want to post things, they should be allowed to do so. That’s what the Open/Game Thread is for.

      Don’t get me wrong, DotF is my S#*T

      • Reggie C.

        I think perhaps today’s volume of minor league performance updates beginning sometime in the EARLY afternoon threw me for a loop. Again, tonight isn’t a game night, so i’m personally better with seeing a Montero line update.

        However, on game nights i’d much rather have that stuff reserved for Dotf.

        Yeah, i did see your earlier post, and I wrote this up as my thoughts, and though your post triggered my suggestion, i’ve been thinking about it for most of the day.

        • http://soxandpinstripes.net Angelo

          Yeah, I completely understand.

    • A.D.

      Flip side is not everyone has the opportunity to be around to comment at the time that DotF goes up on avg each night, and when most of the commenting happens, so for those folks it’s nice to be able to write in the open thread.

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

      I can only speak for myself, but knowing a thing or two that happens in the minors that night only increases my desire to read Mike’s breakdown/take on it.

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

      “I don’t care if he punches babies in his time off from baseball as long as he produces on the field”

  • Reggie C.

    Pedro Alvarez.

    BEAST.

    It makes for better baseball in Pittsburgh and Cincy to add players like Alvarez and Votto.

  • Sleepykarl

    I loved halosheaven when Gardner got ejected. They were mocking him, then you could tell when the CC HR happened. It went from mocking Gardner, to “…” and “shit…”

    • Carlosologist

      Halos Heaven called the Yanks the New Jersey LOBsters. The Yanks left seven runners on base. The Angels left 10.

  • http://ballcraft.blogspot.com Zanath

    Whoops, Bobby Jenks blew another game. I know not every closer is like Mo, but god, Jenks has been especially bad this year. Though the question is, has he ever been that good after his initial debut?