Aug
13

Game 115: Keep it going

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(AP Photo/Amy Sancetta)

Considering the general mood around the interweb about the Yankees in the last few days, you’d be hard pressed to believe that they’re actually 4-2 in their last six games. I know, crazy, right?

The goal of tonight’s game is to simply keep the good times going. Dustin Moseley will take his Aaron Small act on the road to Kansas City to face the imminently beatable Kyle Davies, and tonight Joe Girardi will have Mariano Rivera at his disposal. It would be nice to give Mo another day off though, he has worked in four of the last six games after all, so a sizable lead and some Chad Gaudin action in the late innings would be welcome. We fans need an easy win, August has been stressful as hell.

Here’s the starting nine…

Jeter, SS
Granderson, CF
Teixeira, 1B
A-Rod, 3B
Cano, 2B
Posada, C
Berkman, DH
Kearns, RF
Gardner, LF

And on the mound, it’s Dustin Moseley.

First pitch is scheduled for a little after 8pm ET on what I’m sure is another sweltering hot night in Kansas City. YES has the broadcast, as they almost always do. Enjoy.

Update (11:45 p.m.): After a lengthy rain delay, the Yankees and the Royals will resume play at approximately midnight eastern time. The Royals are leading 4-3 with a runner out and one out in the bottom of the 5th. Chad Gaudin is currently warming for the Yankees in the bullpen.

Update (11:57 p.m.): Just kidding about that midnight start time. With lightning nearby, Joe Girardi pulled the team off the field, and the grounds crew has put the tarp back on. We wait.

Update (12:30 a.m.): Game on.

Categories : Game Threads
  • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

    Swisher getting the night off?

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

    Let’s win this for Andy Pettitte’s groin!!!!

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

      Yeah, um. Yeah.

    • Kit

      IETCVM.

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

    bite me, Ron Dibble, bite me.

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

      What now?

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

        The whole part where he was shocked women might actually go to a baseball game, willingly and of their own volition…to watch baseball.

        • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

          who is Ron Dibble?

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

            MASN guy for the Nats

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

              Rob Dibble, you mean.

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

                #@#$@@#$ I’m too pissed off to spell correctly.

                • Kiersten

                  He doesn’t deserve to have his name spelled correctly.

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

                    You’re right.

            • Bryan w

              http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rob_Dibble

              Just saying his name is not Ron but yeah, agreed he’s a jackass. Also, I think Swisher had heat exhaustion last night.

              • UncleArgyle

                I actually like Ron Dibble better. Comes off the tongue smoother. I’m officially switching.

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

                  Yeah, you know what? Ron Dibble doesn’t deserve enough respect for me to actually say his name properly.

                  Roll with the typo.

                • Kit

                  Is it wrong that it sounds like a porn name to me?

              • Chris

                He’s from the same High School as Carl Pavano. Draw whatever conclusions you wish…

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

          Why aren’t you at home baking me a pie like you’re supposed to, Rebecca?

          • http://www.twitter.com/TomZig Tom Zig

            Or making me a sandwich

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

              Or asking me who you should be voting for, or better yet not voting at all.

              • UncleArgyle

                Actually, just the fact that Rebecca appears to be lettered is disconcerting enough. Whats next, driving cars?

        • Poopy Pants

          Maybe he thinks women are too smart to sit and watch mostly unintelligent overpaid millionaires throw and hit balls around. There are more important things to worry about in this world than if a ball gets hit far.

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

            I know you’re playing devil’s advocate, but you can’t honestly think Dibble was saying that women shouldn’t go to baseball games because women are too smart.

            • Poopy Pants

              I am playing devil’s advocate, but I have no idea what he meant. No one does.
              My interpretation is just as valid as anyone else’s.

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

                … but I have no idea what he meant. No one does.

                That’s incredibly naive. Yes, we all know what he meant.

                My interpretation is just as valid as anyone else’s.

                No, it’s not.

                • thurdonpaul

                  tommie, i think poopy just enjoys yankin your chain.

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

                    Should I call him a nappy-headed ho, then?

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

      What a jackass.

    • Kiersten

      He needs to be fired. Now.

      This is right up there with Imus’s comments. It’s bullshit and can’t be tolerated in 2010.

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

        Amen. Amen.

      • Poopy Pants

        Imus said nothing wrong. I’m being 100% serious.
        The problem with firing him for telling a completely harmless joke is that now EVERYONE wants to fire EVERYONE who says anything. Everyone needs to relax and get thicker skin.

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

          Yeah, just stop being so hypersensitive and get a sense of humor!

          Sincerely,
          Dr. Laura

          http://mediamatters.org/blog/201008120045

        • UncleArgyle

          lol yeah good luck that

        • Kiersten

          I’m gonna go out on a limb here and say you’re a male.

          And probably white.

          • Poopy Pants

            Yes. And I know it’s a major crime to be that in 2010.

            • Kiersten

              Can you explain how calling black female athletes “nappy-headed h**s” is saying nothing wrong?

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

                (pulls up chair, gets popcorn)

                • Kiersten

                  long previews.

              • Poopy Pants

                This question is shocking to me in 2010 and honestly, sad.

                Please don’t ever run for office or have children.

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

                  Okay, the question is shocking.

                  Answer it.

                  • Poopy Pants

                    It’s a joke. Jokes are harmless. Stick and stones.

                    He wasn’t trying to be poignant and say that all young black women were literally nhh’s. It was a throw away line in a long line of jokes that may or may not have been funny. It doesn’t even matter if the joke was funny or not. I personally don’t listen to his show. I’m not a fan at all.

                    The girls are ugly. He used language that ‘some people’ (I wonder who he learned it from?) use openly to illustrate that. There was no FCC violation.
                    I guarantee if Imus was black he wouldn’t have been fired. It would have been a non-story (see: Snoop Dog’s career)
                    There is freedom of speech in America, but it depends on your color of skin. Imus is held to a higher standard because he’s white. It is amazingly racist to treat groups of people differently based on skin color.
                    “Group A can say Phrase X b/c we hold them to a higher standard. Group B can say it all they want and we’ll be fine with it b/c they are just a bunch of uneducated fools and it’s charming and reinforces my own prejudices.” Snoop Dog is the perfect example. Pulling young black women around on dog leashes is acceptable b/c the expectations for ‘his kind’ are so low. In fact, he’s celebrated in our society and appearing in more and more commercials. Amazing.
                    It’s very disingenuous. I find that thinking to be disgusting.

                    For Al Sharpton to attack sponsors of his show based on such an unbalanced and dishonest way of thinking is terrible, in my opinion. Listeners of the Imus show certainly didn’t contact the sponsors in outrage. Al Sharpton attacked them with the r word.

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

                      It’s a joke. Jokes are harmless. Stick and stones.

                      That’s far easier to say when you aren’t the butt of racially charged jokes. It’s hard for a white person to empathize with how the Rutgers girls felt about that joke because there’s no corresponding parallel racial joke that you can make about a white girl

                      He wasn’t trying to be poignant and say that all young black women were literally nhh’s. It was a throw away line in a long line of jokes that may or may not have been funny. It doesn’t even matter if the joke was funny or not.

                      You’re right, it doesn’t matter. What matters is, it was offensive, and being offensive isn’t illegal, but it is bad for business. Imus’s offensiveness drove sponsors away from his show because they didn’t want to be associated with his racially charged trope (and this isn’t the first time he’s demeaned black women, BTW). And driving your sponsors away through a pattern of offensive behavior to a certain demographic is most definitely a firable offense, because it’s bad for the bottom line.

                      I personally don’t listen to his show. I’m not a fan at all.

                      Neither do I, and neither am I. Not relevant.

                      The girls are ugly. He used language that ‘some people’ (I wonder who he learned it from?) use openly to illustrate that.

                      But the language he used referred to their blackness being a factor in their ugliness, and that was the problem. Had he simply said “Those girls are ugly”, he wouldn’t have been in hot water. He referred to them as “nappy headed”, however, and that claims that their blackness is tied to their ugliness. That’s why it’s not just a harmless joke, it’s a racist reinforcement of stereotypical prejudices about black women being fundamentally less attractive or desirable than white women.

                      There was no FCC violation.

                      I’m wasn’t asking for him to be fined or jailed. Nor was I demanding that the government step in and force CBS Radio to fire him. But I fully support their right to fire him, because his racist comments were violations of the company code of conduct.

                      I guarantee if Imus was black he wouldn’t have been fired.

                      I guarantee if Imus was black, he wouldn’t have said it, because he would have known what the fuck it meant and how racist and ignorant it was.

                      It would have been a non-story (see: Snoop Dogg’s career)

                      Not remotely equivalent. But if Snoop said something truly beyond the pale, he’d get dropped from his recording contract (like what happened to Ice-T for Cop Killer, for example).

                      There is freedom of speech in America, but it depends on your color of skin.

                      Freedom of Speech is not the issue. Nobody wants Imus jailed. Everyone defends his right to speak his mind. He does not have a constitutional guarantee of employment, though. You have a right to say what you want, but your employer also has a right to fire you for what you say.

                      Imus is held to a higher standard because he’s white.

                      Not fucking remotely. I have no idea where you arrived at this batshit insane idea.

                      It is amazingly racist to treat groups of people differently based on skin color.

                      Exactly, which is why Don Imus shouldn’t have called a team of all-black college basketball girls “ugly nappy-headed hoes”.

                      “Group A can say Phrase X b/c we hold them to a higher standard. Group B can say it all they want and we’ll be fine with it b/c they are just a bunch of uneducated fools and it’s charming and reinforces my own prejudices.” Snoop Dog is the perfect example. Pulling young black women around on dog leashes is acceptable b/c the expectations for ‘his kind’ are so low. In fact, he’s celebrated in our society and appearing in more and more commercials. Amazing. It’s very disingenuous. I find that thinking to be disgusting.

                      This part is a far different tangent that I’d be happy to get into ex-parte with you (because it’s too lengthy to handle a short back and forth of a message board format) but you’re making some huge, broad generalizations that just aren’t true. Like, for example, that black people are monolithically A-Ok with rappers calling black women bitches and hoes (we aren’t), or that there’s a sociological concept of groupspeak that exists outside of the construct of race (basically, yes, it’s different when you say it because you’re not one of us and we don’t mean it the way you mean it), or that the proliferation of misogynistic lyrics is a black phenomenon (when the biggest purchasers of rap music has always been white teenagers), etc.

                      None of this is relevant to the Imus situation, however. Show me a black radio personality who did something he did and didn’t get fired. You can’t, because he doesn’t exist.

                      For Al Sharpton to attack sponsors of his show based on such an unbalanced and dishonest way of thinking is terrible, in my opinion. Listeners of the Imus show certainly didn’t contact the sponsors in outrage. Al Sharpton attacked them with the r word.

                      What Al Sharpton says is irrelevant as well. He’s an opportunist, but he wouldn’t have mattered had Don Imus not given him ample opportunity.

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

                      Sorry, this part is confusingly worded. Let me rephrase:

                      You’re making some huge, broad generalizations that just aren’t true. Like that black people are monolithically A-Ok with rappers calling black women bitches and hoes (we aren’t), or that the proliferation of misogynistic lyrics is a black phenomenon (when the biggest purchasers of rap music has always been white teenagers).

                      Lastly, there is a sociological concept of groupspeak that exists outside of the construct of race. Meaning that there are different levels of acceptance of language based on the speaker and his/her role in relation to the group.

                      So it’s more offensive when a white person uses racially charged language about a black person than when a black person does it about a black person, because there’s an implicit reciprocity inside the group that doesn’t exist outside it. It’s similar to a bunch of women calling each other bitches amongst themselves; they don’t actually mean bitch in a demeaning way when they do it. It’s done ironically.

                      This doesn’t mean that it’s ALWAYS permissible; Snoop Dogg calling a woman a hoe isn’t groupspeak (because he’s not a woman), it’s meant to be demeaning. And he’s been taken to task for that. He still sells records (just like Don Imus still has a radio program) because there’s a market for mysogyny, but don’t assume that that market is a market of black people. It’s a market of misogynistic people (black, white, latino, asian, etc.) And Snoop Dogg dropping the n-word isn’t always permissible either; several black people hate it. But I won’t get as bent out of shape about Snoop using the n-word as I would about Don Imus using it, because Snoop at least knows and understands the sting of the word having had it used against him. That alters the calculus a bit. How much it alters it depends on each individual person.

                      Like I said, this issue is far more complex, but it’s not the issue at hand. Don Imus’s problem wasn’t that he called black women hoes (like many other people have done), it’s that he called them nappy headed and ugly and equated those two concepts as interlocked.

                      That their blackness contributed to their ugliness.

                      Don Imus’s problem is that he picked on a team full of black women and attacked them for fundamentally being non-beautiful in a way he never would have with a team full of white women.

                      That’s why his little one-off joke was racist, because it revealed the racist way his mind works (like when he called Gwen Ifill a “cleaning lady”).

              • Chris

                My only problem with firing him is that he was paid and encouraged to push the line. He said so many offensive, crude, racist things on the air, was that comment significantly worse than a lot of the other stuff he said?

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

                  His sponsors certainly thought so, which is why they pulled their ad budgets and thus forced his ouster.

                  • Poopy Pants

                    His sponsors were attacked by Al Sharpton. They folded in fear of being called ‘racist’.

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

                      His sponsors folded in fear of being called racist because they didn’t want to be associated with Don Imus, who is racist.

      • TERPSandYANKSfan

        He should just be fired for sucking at his job. The recent comments are wrong, but minor.

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

        Brilliant response

        • Kiersten

          The first line wins the award for best line ever written.

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

        See? Look how unhinged and angry she is in reply to my little innocuous comment. That just proves that women are crazy mental cases. Bags of out of control hormones like that don’t have the patience to sit and watch a baseball game like a man does. Have fun shopping or talking about your nails, Dorothy!

        Sincerely,
        Rob “I have no anger management issues whatsoever” Dibble

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

        Amazing. Other than the Yankee hate (which is to be expected), Metsgrrl is pretty terrific.

        • Kit

          She’s a great writer. Really engaging, despite her Yankee hate.

    • Kit

      I hope he was high. That’s the only way that I might overlook that comment.

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

        To me, it’s just… no. I don’t remember if you were here for it, but this makes me think of that time during Teixeira’s struggles when this blog said it was “unacceptable” and we all got into a debate about what “unacceptable” really means and whether Teixeira’s struggles were actually unacceptable.

        Rob Dibble’s comments? Pretty fuckin’ unacceptable.

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

          Also I feel bad getting my feminist rage on after the comment about Pettitte’s groin above. :/

          • Kit

            It was just unfortunate timing. You don’t watch games simply to watch the ballplayers parade around in comfortably fitted clothing. You actually know about baseball, more than some of the guys I know.

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

              That, thanks. :D

              I’m a non-blind straight female. Some baseball players are terribly attractive. I’m gonna talk about it. I don’t mind if dudes talk about attractive women as long as they’re not disgustingly objectifying them. The attractive guys aren’t the only reason I like baseball. I mean, I’d love the Yankees even if they all looked like Nick Johnson.

              I just feel vaguely hypocritical. :/

              • Kit

                I understand. It’s about the game for me as well, even if they did all look like Nick Johnson. The fact that most of these guys are young and attractive is their parents’ fault for merging chromosomes, not mine. If I happen to look, you can’t fault me. Men compliment women for their looks all the time, so I am allowed to do the same. That being said, I’m a fan of the game, not because men play it, but because it’s fun to watch and decipher.

                • Kit

                  Oops, meant to say “even if they don’t all look”.

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

                  WHY WON’T YOU BROADS JUST SHUT UP ALREADY, I’M TRYING TO WATCH THE GAME!!!! GO BACK TO YOUR SEWING CIRCLES!!!

                  /RonDibble’d

                  • Kit

                    We weren’t in a sewing circle, we were discussing our shoe shopping, pie-baking plans for tomorrow. Sewing circle is Tuesday nights!

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

                      DID I TELL YOU TO TALK BACK TO ME, WOMAN? YOU WILL SPEAK ONLY WHEN SPOKEN TO!!!

                      /RonDibble’d

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

                      I actually did go shoe shopping today. It was great.

                      … then I came home and raged at SNY for talking about how awesome the Red Sox were and how the Yankees were doomed.

                    • Kiersten

                      Fun fact: I’ve never baked a pie of sewed in my life.

                      I have gone shoe shopping. Many times. I love shoes. I also love baseball.

                    • Kit

                      Bex: What did they say at SNY?

                      Kiersten: I also love shoes, mostly sneakers, but I have never sewed or baked a pie in my life either. Cupcakes are an entirely different story because I love sweets.

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

                      SNY was basically talking about how Pettitte would never return and was super old, how the rest of the rotation was not to be trusted, and how the Red Sox had a rotation of ~****Five Aces****~ and the like.

        • Kit

          Yeah, I don’t think it’s acceptable either way, but saying something stupid on TV usually goes hand in hand with either being brain dead since birth, high or drunk. Since he can speak and read, I went with high. I think too highly of people sometimes. He’s not forgiven though.

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

            Haha, gotcha. And agreed.

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

          Rob Dibble’s comments? Pretty fuckin’ unacceptable.

          That. And yes, just like Imus, he should be fired. Not for having an opinion, but for having an opinion that’s dumb and not in line with the corporate culture and business goals of the organization who employs him.

          Dibble should be fired for the same reason Imus was fired: because being an ignorant jerk is bad for business. He reflects poorly on the Nationals, like Imus reflected poorly on CBS.

    • TERPSandYANKSfan

      I live in the DC area, and I used to watch the Orioles just so I did not have to listen to him. He blows.

    • Rich M

      Fun fact: Rob Dibble and Carl Pavano went to the same high school in Connecticut

      • Steve O.

        What the hell is Connecticut?

        • UncleArgyle

          Its Native American for Northern New York

    • Brad Toughy

      As far as I know, Ron Dibble hasn’t said anything that warrants a bite. In fact, you’ve just implicated someone who you’ve probably never heard of.

      If you’re going to be mad at someone, at least make it the right person.

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

    Kyle Davies on the hill?

    I smell #602.

    • JM

      Speaking of A-Rod homers, can he make it to 30 still this year???

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

        Can? Yes. Will he? Don’t put good money on it.

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

          I say 25.

      • Chris

        A-Rod just looks lost at the plate.

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

    I’m enjoying listening to Kevin Long discuss hitting mechanics way too much.

    • UncleArgyle

      He gets so excited

  • Murakami

    Having to actually be Rob Dibble seems to me punishment enough.

    • UncleArgyle

      I think you mean Ron Dibble. And yes, I imagine its quite insufferable.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    The Baltimore Showalters jump out to a 4-0 lead on the Rays.

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

    J.R. Murphy is having himself quite a night.

    • TERPSandYANKSfan

      Very Nice.

      Dellin (and the rest of Tampa) also playing well.

    • Brian in NH

      slade went 3-4 with 2 walks also…not bad

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

    I’m pulling for Blanco.

    In fact, all three of my favorite non-Yankee baseball teams (Royals, Pirates, Nationals) seem to be assembling very nice classes of young talent.

    Alvarez and Tabata FTW.

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Man, Robby hits one on the screws and it’s caught, but Blanco gets a hit on a bajillion hopper up the middle.

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

    The entire Royals org has nothing but warning-track power.

    Hosmer and Moustakas can’t get here soon enough.

    • Reggie C.

      + Wil Myers

      Royals have the best farm in baseball. Maybe Moustakas can get to the majors in ’11, maybe …

      • Brian in NH

        thats what you get for being terrible for years. maybe in 2011 they’ll be the 2008 rays

  • Wooderson

    ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT, ALL RIGHT

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

    MEAT.

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

        is the one picture a lady skinning a dog?

        • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

          Yes and one woman wearing meat as a wig. WTF?

  • Cy Pettitte

    BG! nice throw

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

      Your user name is awesome

      And also makes me cry COME BACK SOON ANDY

  • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

    Gardner? More like Brett GUNNER! Eh? Eh? Good one right?

    • TERPSandYANKSfan

      -1

      • Kevin in Delectable Princeton

        :(

  • nsalem

    Melky!!!!!!!!

    • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

      Fun fact, Brett Gardner 16 Assists, Melky Cabrera 12…

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

    Whoah, that was AWESOME. I thought he had no chance.

    And Posada actually held on to the ball and didn’t tag himself like a dumbass!!!!!! (I love you, Jorge.)

  • whozat

    I love that Betemit hits cleanup for them.

  • whozat

    Sweet strike:ball ratio, Dustin

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

    Sheesh, even the outs are hit hard.

    • nsalem

      maybe a bad sign but remember he looked like he was going to get shelled against the Sox on Sunday for the first couple of innings.

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

        I was thinking more that first inning in Cleveland, eep. But he recovered so nicely there.

        • nsalem

          weren’t the sox beating him around early also? now I’m confused

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

            Eh, there was that one inning where he had a bit of a hiccup. Other than that, he was in control most of the time, IIRC.

            • nsalem

              You’re right. his bad inning vs Sox was the fourth. Still got out of it though.

  • Pat D

    Sorry, I’m late to the game here (still at work and supposed to be working and all), but where were these Dibble comments made? In print or on the air? And if so, does someone have a direct link? My dad’s out of town till Monday and I want to share this with him.

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

    Kim Jones looks adorable!

    I’m just bein’ a girl all over this thread.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      Could you please stop talking…there is a baseball game going on.

      /RobDibble’d
      /i don’t agree with what he said’d
      /just having fun’d

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

        STOP PLAYING BEJEWELED ON YOUR CELLPHONE AND PAY ATTENTION TO THE GAME, YOU IGNORANT SLUT! DO YOU HAVE ANY IDEA HOW MUCH MONEY THESE SEATS COST YOUR HUSBAND?

        /RonDibble’d

  • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

    Strike zone is all over the place….

  • 28 in ’10

    Can’t find a Betemit is hitting .341! Wow, just wow. Somehow, Kenny Williams is still a GM.

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

    Royals are a PITA

  • Reggie C.

    Wow. Michael Ynoa is going to undergo TJS later this month.
    https://twitter.com/susanslusser/status/21097328676

    I remember him being described as a phenom, partly due to his physical tools. I guess his arm wasn’t ready to handle the velocity.
    /sleptatholidayinnexpress

    • 28 in ’10

      Nice. I remember being a little disappointed we didn’t get him…that was the year after we picked Montero, I believe.

  • Pat D

    Hmm. My phone is showing me bad things.

    Is it ok to start panicking now?

    /whoever here always panics’d

    • Kit

      I think it’s safe to say no. Leave the panicking for the fifth inning, when the game is officially over.

      /whoever it is that claims games are over during the 5th inning’d

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

        This game is over! NINTENDO IS BETTER!

        • Kit

          Nintendo is better. By a lot. BUT YEAH, WHAT YOU SAID!

          • Pat D

            I PREFER SIMULATION BASEBALL GAMES!!

            PLAYING BASEBALL JUST ISN’T AS MUCH FUN AS RUNNING THE TEAM!!!

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

      If only Girardi hadn’t taken CC out with two outs in the ninth last night……….

      (Sorry, sorry. Not trying to start this debate again.)

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

    Woooo Dustin.

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

    I was hoping to stave off Dustin Moseley’s regression to the mean for a few more starts.

    Alas…

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

      It was really fun that it didn’t happen against the Red Sox, though. Heh.

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

        True.

  • Mushy Carl

    Moseley can’t keep the ball down today :(

  • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

    SONIC THE HEDGEHOG SUCKS!!!

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

    Gregor Blanco is fast.

  • Brent

    Typical Posada paralyzing the running game.

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

    So, uh. JR Murphy. Yeah.

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

    Here we go, boys… let’s make something happen here.

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

    Ugh, I can’t stand it when pitchers show up their fielders. Davies, you are a jackass.

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

      Yeah, that’s bullshit. You never see a fielder show up a pitcher when he gives up a homer or something like that.

      • Pat D

        Hasn’t Jose Reyes done that?

      • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

        /David Wells’d

      • Suds McDuff

        Man i would have loved to have seen Aviles throw his arms up at Davies for that play

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

        And karma strikes on that Jorge play…….

      • MikeD

        Yeah, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a bush league act like the one from Davies tonight. Did the rest of the team throw their arms up in annoyance as he allowed line drive after line drive the rest of the inning? I have a new least favorite pitcher. I hope someone speaks to him. If I was the second baseman, there would be quite an argument back in the club house.

  • Mushy Carl

    lol @ A-Rod doing the KC hand claps

  • wow

    that’s how you do.

  • nsalem

    The regressing ARod 1 rbi from the lead league

  • Kit

    I went to grab some extremely late dinner. Can anyone fill me in on how we scored 2?

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

      Royals style, single after single after single.

      • Kit

        Thanks. And awesome.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Karma’s a bitch, ain’t it Davies?

  • larryf

    Showalter gettin’ it done for us tonight. 4-0 in the 7th

    • wow

      git giggety.

  • Mushy Carl

    wooo Puma!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    FAT ELVIS! Tied.

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

    Fat Elvis gets in on the fun.

  • wow

    there ya go!!!

  • Reggie C.

    Did Berkman just contribute?

    WAAAAAAAAAT! Cool.

  • larryf

    I like Lancelot…

  • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

    Yankees win this game 12-7, book it…

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Random note while he’s up at-bat: did anyone notice how much chew Kearns had in his mouth during his interview? Nasty.

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

      That shit is so gross.

      • Pat D

        I always liked Andy Van Slyke’s comments about playing CF in Veterans Shithole Stadium when Lenny Dykstra played. I can’t remember the exact quote, but Van Slyke said that it was like being in a toxic waste dump.

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

    Too close to take, Austin.

  • wow

    someone had to stop it…

  • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

    Baltimore now up 5 nill….

  • Chip

    Kearns isn’t using enough protection

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

    Whoah, the Mets have won two in a row O_O

    Their season makes no sense to me.

  • matt montero

    Whats the point of the fountains when its already raining?

    • Pat D

      They’re pretty?

  • Pat D

    Is it raining?

  • http://canyonofheroes.wordpress.com/ matt montero

    Rain:(

  • Reggie C.

    Lets say Moseley’s done for the night.

    Does Gaudin go for the rest of the game?

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Well…lets be honest. Gaudin was probably going to get in this game anyway.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    So everyone except the Yankees can hit James Shields huh?

    • Pat D

      teeth gnashing

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

      I think Shields has a career like 5+ ERA against the Yankees. I think of him as Tampa’s AJ Burnett.

  • Pat D

    Should we start taking bets on whose Yankeeography they’ll show while waiting out the delay?

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      I bet George.

    • http://canyonofheroes.wordpress.com/ matt montero

      Steinbrenner

    • Kit

      I say they re-air the Bernie Williams live show, whatever it was called.

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

      Andy Pettitte Center Stage plz.

  • phughesisgod

    Heh, at least I have something to do during the rain delay, re-pwning my ipod, its too fun, lol.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Haha karma’s a bitch Beckett. Fucker.

    • Kit

      I’m really hoping that by saying this you are seconds away from informing me that my dream has come true and he has fallen in a ditch and been buried alive in it. If not, I will be crushed.

      /rational hate

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Sadly no.

        • Kit

          Damn. A girl can dream though.

          • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

            A girl can dream about stuff not relating to baseball, sure.

            /RobDibble’d

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

      What happened?

  • phughesisgod

    Ugh, Tampa’s unis look AWFUL! tonight. Those things are downright disgusting. Bud Selig should ban those things from baseball, lol. On the other hand, I actually kind of like the Orioles unis tonight.

    • Pat D

      Are they doing something retro or something futuristic?

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

        I think it’s THROWBACK! night. The Rays are wearing these ugly white unis and the Os are wearing BRIGHT ORANGE.

      • phughesisgod

        I am not too sure, but I have never seen the uni’s Tampa is wearing tonight in my life, which would make me think something futuristic. But Nancy Newman said that there retro during the highlights.

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

          Probably some minor league or Negro League team that used to inhabit Tampa.

        • Pat D

          I’ve always liked retro-futuristic.

          It reminds me of Tomorrowland at the Magic Kingdom in Disney World, before they remodeled it. Just go find a movie from the late ’60′s-early 70′s that was set in the future, and the designs and stuff that you’ll see there is what I mean.

    • Kiersten

      I always find it funny when teams have throwback night back to a time when they didn’t exist. In this case, the Rays shouldn’t have shown up and therefore should have forfeited, since they don’t exist.

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

    I just turned on Dodgers/Braves. And after last night… Broxton is warming up in the bullpen. Of course he is.

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

      …now he’s pitching. Why????

      • Pat D

        To further kill my fantasy team. Duh.

    • Kit

      I sometimes feel bad for Broxton (especially after the Yankees game), but I can’t tell if he genuinely deserves the sympathy or if I just feel bad because he’s working under Torre’s bullpen management of doom.

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

        Oh I feel terrible for him. He seems like one of the organization’s scapegoats along with Kemp. I mean, Kemp was getting dumped on for last night’s loss… when he went 3-for-5 with a homer. What?

        It doesn’t help that the dumb Dodger fans think Broxton sucks and is a choker (well, he’s sucked since that Yankee series, but he certainly didn’t beforehand).

        • Kit

          I agree with you on the Broxton scapegoat thing, and I kind of agree on the Kemp thing, but at the same time I think Kemp has a bit of an attitude and gets in his own way. Sometimes he does it with reasonable motives, but he seems to be a bit of a complainer. I don’t know, it’s just my perception, so I might be completely wrong.

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

            Perhaps the lesson of this story is “Don’t let Joe Torre manage your team anymore, he’s gone senile”.

            • Kit

              That probably is the lesson, which makes me sad, but also very happy the Yankees and Torre have gone their separate ways.

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

            Oh, I think Kemp seems like he has a bit of an attitude too, and there’s no doubt this year’s been a disappointment for him.

            That said, when Torre benches him over and over for no reason, and when the GM (I think? maybe the owner) called him out earlier in the season when he was hitting incredibly well, that’s not Kemp’s fault.

            • Kit

              I agree with you there. The attitude may be just a reaction from being benched over and over without him doing anything wrong and being called out for no reason, as well as being used as a scapegoat when he’s obviously trying.

      • Jerome S

        He deserves the sympathy. If he was working under more cautious management, there’s no way he’d be pitching so bad as of late. He’s not meant to throw so much; I doubt Torre cares. He just seems to be pushing the envelope…

    • Hall and Nokes

      They don’t have much to worry about with the Braves–not much offense to be had there. Hell of a pitching staff, though.

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

        It’s not so much “oh the Braves are such a feared offense” as much as Broxton had a pretty high-stress outing last night where I’d estimate he threw a bunch of pitches. I understand getting the pitchers right back out there, but it just seems like Torre is really going out of his way to kill Broxton’s arm.

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

    Starting at 10?

  • ThrillHouseMD

    LOL Beckett

  • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

    Beckett getting shelled again…

    • Pat D

      Rangers taking out their frustration.

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

      I can’t believe the ace-iest ace that ever aced would pitch like that.

  • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

    game back on ehhh

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

    Good trivia. A-Rod and Sheff? Otherwise I’ll guess Maris and Mantle.

    • Pat D

      Question?

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

        Last time two Yankees were 1st and 2nd in the league in runs scored. Tex and Jeter are tied for first right now.

        • Pat D

          To finish the season or at any point in the season? Gotta be to finish the season, right?

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

            To finish, yes.

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

      ARod and Sheff is my guess too.

      • Pat D

        ARod & Abreu, ’07.

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

          That could work too.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    Grit-tastic.

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

    Stop bunting Derek. That was awful.

    • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

      Got to assume that was all him, rather than a Coffee Joe call.

    • Pat D

      He’s been hitting the ball better. So of course he needed to bunt there.

    • MikeD

      That was totally a Jeter decision. He’s done it in the past and the post-game answer always comes back Jeter. Stop it!

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

    Fucking bunting.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Whaaaaaaaaaaa?

  • Jerome S

    well, THAT was interesting. Derek should’ve have just tried to hit it since Kyle Davies is throwing meatballs.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      if by “interesting” you mean “fucking stupid” then yes i agree. interesting.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Seriously. It’s not Halladay on the mound. Added that ti was the top f the 4th inning, giving outs is a no go.

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

    That half-inning was going swimmingly until we decided to give the Royals an out.

    Summamabitch.

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

    I have no idea why that girl is rapping in that Hyundai commercial. I can’t imagine ever taking a test drive of a car and breaking into spontaneous freestyle rap about it to my friend in the passenger seat about the virtues and cost-effectiveness of the car we are driving.

    • Pat D

      All car commercials are terrible.

      What about that one with the rapping human-sized mice, or whatever they are. That one is plain disturbing. How’s that supposed to make me want your car?

      • Kiersten

        I enjoyed “are you sure you’re not a shortstop?” the first 500 times I saw it.

        • Pat D

          That’s about 501 too many.

  • Orlando

    oh Moseley?????????

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Watch Jorge, that’s how you complete a run down.

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

    I hope Jorge was taking notes during that rundown.

  • MikeD

    Hmmm, nice play by Tex, but me things he never touched the bag at first on the initial play. The ball bounced, yes?

  • Orlando

    Tex is the fucking man @ first!!!

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

    Heh: The trivia answer was wrong, and Pat D was right.

    In 2007, ARod’s 143 runs scored lead the AL, and Bobby Abreu’s 123 was second.

    (Who was third, you ask? Curtis Granderson, that’s who.)

    • Pat D

      What did they say was the answer?

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

        Mantle & Maris

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

        Oh, nevermind: They said MLB, not just AL.

        Abreu was second in the AL in ’07, but Jimmy Rollins was #2 in all of baseball.

        The answer was Mantle and Maris in ’61.

        • Pat D

          Oh. Silly question.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    YES cameras got a little excited on that one.

  • Orlando

    fucking Buck Showalter……9-2 sin taking over….

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

    Oh screw you Blanco.

  • Orlando

    put me down for a Berkman bomb.

  • MikeD

    Rain again? Jorge, hit a HR.

    • MikeD

      FAIL.

  • RalphieD

    both pitchers have become beasts since the rain stopped…does that mean if it starts again they will start sucking again?

  • Orlando

    maybe the Orioles can wear those uni’s the rest of the weekend. Are the uniforms the Rays wearing from the Local Elks club in Tampa?

  • Orlando

    fucking rain again? i hate the rain during baseball season…..

  • Mushy Carl

    Now watch them put the tarp down and we lose the game.

    • Jerome S

      It’s a painful kind of funny.

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

    That RF foul pole is the bane of our existence.

    • Jerome S

      That ball was 345 feet, a line out/fly out/double anywhere else in the park. The word cheapshot comes to mind, but a homerun’s a homerun.

  • Orlando

    ha ha ha heads up KEARNS!!!!!

  • MikeD

    That’s not good with rain on the horizon. Bring the tarp out NOW!

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

      It’s official so if it gets called, we lose.

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

        Wait. I’m not sure if it’s official. I could be wrong.

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

          Of course you wouldn’t know, Bexy. You’re a girl, you don’t pay attention enough to understand the rules of baseball.

          /RonDibble’d

          • MikeD

            So what’s the answer. I’m a boy (well, a man) and I’m not sure. Does it have to be five complete innings, or five innings for the road team?

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

              4 and a half innings with the home team ahead (or 5 innings with the road team ahead) is a regulation game.

        • Chip

          It’s official as long as the home team has the lead…….which they do

          • MikeD

            Dislike!

      • MikeD

        Is it? Oh, yeah, I guess it is since the Yankees are the road team and they have their five innings.

        Okay, take the tarp off NOW. What’s a little rain…err, hurricane.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vscafuto Vinny “The Bull” Scafuto

    I thought all these guys hit were singles?

  • Pat D

    It can’t be official until this half inning is over. Right?

    • nathan

      My understanding is that the game is official after 4.5 if home team is ahead

  • Orlando

    Can I call the YES offices so they can tell Flaherty to shut the fuck up!

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

    After YES hires a new stylist for Kim Jones, they should lend that stylist to Nancy Newman as well.

    • Pat D

      The Zohan is available, right?

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      After YES hires fires a new stylist for Kim Jones, they should lend that stylist do the same to Nancy Newman as well. replacing both with men who care about baseball.

      /Fix’d
      /RobDibble’d

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        Well idk why my strikes didn’t work.

        /EPIC FAIL’D

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

    Okay, apparently the game IS official but the umps always want to finish nine innings if possible. So unless the rain was going to go on for super long they won’t call it.

  • Pat D

    Well, time to drive home. Let’s see if they’re playing by the time I get home.

  • wow

    im not watching the game, does it look like play will resume?

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

      It’s supposed to stop raining in like an hour.

      • wow

        frick.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Am i the only grown man that loves watching ‘Yankees on Deck’? Because i do. i love that show.

    • Kit

      I enjoy it too, but I’m a girl, so maybe you are.

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

      I’m not a man but that show rules. Everyone should love it.

    • Jerome S

      I think it’s pretty kick-ass. Honestly, Ia\ think more adults might watch it than children.

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

    Since we were talking about Torre, can I bring this up during the rain delay? Feel free to delete if it’s off-topic.

    Anyway, they had all these articles after Alex’s 600th HR, and one of them had comments from a bunch of Alex’s former teammates and etc. Torre said something like “I keep calling to congratulate him, but he changes his number a lot and the one I have right now is wrong…”

    Hey, Joe. http://tinyurl.com/26ytoaz (SFW)

    • Kit

      I love it. Still giggling here.

    • Kiersten

      Doesn’t a game thread double as an open thread?

      • Kiersten

        and lol. I love that movie.

        • Not Tank the Frank

          I have to admit I enjoyed that movie. I think it’s because I met Kevin Connolly in NYC over the winter. So now he’s got a fan for life. Dude’s 5’7 with boots on…but he’s a good shit, so we don’t bust his chops too much.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    And Robbie Cano is preaching about hard work. Shut up fuckers who doubt it because he doesn’t get his uniform dirty.

    • Andrew

      /lazydominican’d

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      in fairness to the “fuckers who doubt it”, he’s preaching about hard work in a boxing ring wearing blue jeans and dress shoes.

  • Wooderson

    can someone tell me what sterling’s call for kearns HR last night was? dying to know

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

      “Austin powers one out of the park.”

      Something like that. Might have said “…over the fence,” but the point stands.

      • Wooderson

        speechless.

        • Andrew

          I mean, they are doing the whole “Austin Powers” bit at the Stadium, photoshopping Kearns’ ugly mug over Mike Myers’. The whole thing is just…yikes.

          • Not Tank the Frank

            Give them a break. The Yankees need gimmicks like that to sell tickets.

          • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

            Gardner’s face on Brett “the Hitman” Hart’s body > Kearn’s face on Mike Myer’s body

            Brett the Hitman Gardner SAFE

            It is just hilarious.

      • mbonzo

        For Thames homerun on Wednesday I was sitting in traffic with my friend who is a Mets fan and he says, “Wow, he didn’t even say anything that time.” As soon as he said that Sterling chimes in with, “Happy Thames are here again!”

        Needless to say, my face and palm collided.

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

    I know we’ve moved on from the Dibble discussion but a fantastic roundup over at OCD Chick. I heart @amandarykoff

    http://ocdchick.com/2010/08/13.....e-roundup/

    • Kiersten

      That paragraph from the Orioles girl gives me chills.

  • candyforstalin

    i’m bored. top ten american films of the last decade:

    a.i.: artificial intelligence (2001), steven spielberg
    the 25th hour(2002), spike lee
    far from heaven (2002), todd haynes
    elephant (2003), gus van sant
    lost in translation (2003), sofia coppola (possibly my favourite)
    sideways (2004), alexander payne
    the new world (2005), terrence malick
    miami vice (2006), michael mann
    gran torino (2008), clint eastwood
    a serious man(2009), ethan and joel coen

    • Not Tank the Frank

      The 25th Hour is phenomenal. Miami Vice….?

      • Jerome S

        What about Miami Vice?

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

        I really like Michael Mann. Collateral is great. I love Tom Cruise in that, I think he’s actually a pretty terrific actor at times. :X Miami Vice, IIRC (haven’t seen it in a while), was a little weird because it was supposed to be this summer action flick but then it was so stylized/slowly paced.

      • candyforstalin

        anna paquin’s belly button haunts me to this day.

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

      Ugh I love this list. LiT is my favorite movie ever, probably.

      25th Hour
      Lost in Translation
      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
      You Can Count on Me
      Kill Bill
      A History of Violence
      The Departed
      Children of Men
      There Will Be Blood
      No Country for Old Men
      and throw in some Pixar film as the 10th.

      Eesh my taste in films is super violent.

      It’s possible I’m forgetting a really obvious movie or some of these aren’t American :X

      • http://theblogthatruthbuilt.com Craig

        Lost In Translation is the most overrated movie I have seen in my life.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I fucking loooooooooooove Children of Men.

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

          It’s worth watching just for the camera work. The part when they’re running through the apartments and eventually come out with the baby … 20+ minutes, one shot. Absurd.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            Have you see Rope by Hitchcock? It’s his first color movie from 1949 (I think) and the entire movie is done in like…nine takes. It’s incredible.

        • Kit

          Children of Men is pretty incredible.

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

          I hated Children of Men. Thought it was trying to be profound and failing miserably at it. Was just dark for dark’s sake.

          Felt like it just didn’t work. I couldn’t buy into the idea.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I never felt like they were going for that; the camera-work is what really hooked me about that. I’m a sucker for Steadicam/tracking shots.

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

        I hated There Will Be Blood. Boring and long as well.

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          should have renamed it “there will be NO blood in this movie.”

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

          I loved it, personally. Daniel Day Lewis is the shit.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            +1

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

          I loved it. I loved the whole atmosphere and I thought Daniel Day-Lewis was frigging INCREDIBLE.

          I love PT Anderson (see Magnolia and Boogie Nights!!) except Punch-Drunk Love just didn’t work.

          • candyforstalin

            punch-drunk love is fantastic. there will be blood is his poorest effort so far.

      • Gonzo

        You Can Count on Me & Eternal Sunshine were fantastic.
        For me, I would include Kung-fu Panda, Bad Santa, Training Day, Up in the Air and like 5 other animated movies.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Up in the Air had me until the end.

          • Gonzo

            Really? I thought the ending was perfect.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              I love soul-crushing endings so I would love to have ended it after…you know.

              /no spoiler

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

                Heh.

                (SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT DO NOT READ IF YOU HAVEN’T SEEN Up in the Air and want to)

                I really thought it was going to turn out that she died in a plane crash. I didn’t see that twist coming. Though I probably should’ve, it wasn’t that weird.

                • Gonzo

                  I knew the ending. When she was talking about her dream man to Anna Kendrick in front of Clooney, I knew her deal. It made me feel for Clooney more.

              • Gonzo

                What are you, French?

    • Jerome S

      Gran Torino’s underrated, Kudos for the recognition.

      • candyforstalin

        thanks. he’s my favourite living director.

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      If you liked Far From Heaven, go see the movie upon which it’s based, All That Heaven Allows by Douglas Sirk. Sirk = crazy underrated.

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

        Imitation of Life is better.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          Fact: I wrote a 15 page paper on ATHA.
          Fact: I did an hour long presentation (with a group)
          on IOL.
          Fact: IOL made me cry.

    • Kiersten

      I’ve seen exactly zero of these movies.

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

      American History X. Not sure if it makes the time frame, but it can’t be too far off.

      Oh, and Miami Vice?

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

        Oh, and American Gangster. That shit was the bomb. Also thought District 9 was excellent. Love the dark ending.

        • Jerome S

          Sequel much?

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I was so underwhelmed by AG. They had a great story to work with and I don’t think they did a good enough job.

          • Jerome S

            AG would have been better if it wasn’t hyped so much. They made it look like a new Godfather with the PR; To say it fell far short would be an understatement.
            If there wasn’t so much hype, I think the film would have stood on its own and people would have been mildly satisfied with it.

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

              I’m my defense, I didn’t see until maybe 18 months after it came out. Never got caught up in the hype or anything like that.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                I saw it late, too (for $1 at school) but was still disappointed. The story was great, but the film-making was just so average. Nothing about the direction or editing blew me away.

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

          Apparently, we shouldn’t become movie buddies, Mike.

          I thought District 9 sucked balls and was one of the least deserving Oscar noms ever. It was hamhanded, IMO.

          • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

            oh.. i’m going to have to side with mike here, i liked District 9.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            We’ve had this discussion before. I liked it a lot, but there were things I disliked. I thought the camera work got a little too video-gamey at times and the development of the secondary characters was lacking.

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

        American History X is from outside of the decade so it wouldn’t make that list. I think.

    • Jerome S

      Best Foreign film: Un Prophete (or however it’s spelled), (2009). Prove me wrong.

      • mbonzo

        Watch City of God.

        My personal favorite foreign film is Paradise Now.

    • mbonzo

      Donnie Darko (2001) Richard Kelly
      Big Fish (2003) Tim Burton
      Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) Michel Gondry
      V for Vendetta (2005) James McTeigue
      The Dark Knight (2008) Christopher Nolan
      Up (2009) Pete Docter/Bob Peterson
      Inglorious Basterds (2009) Quentin Tarantino
      Toy Story 3 (2010) Lee Unkrich
      Inception (2010) Christopher Nolan

      Finally, only saw it last night but it is definitely one of my favorite movies I’ve seen in the last 10 years.

      Scott Pilgrim vs. the World (2010) Edgar Wright

      • Jerome S

        I was gonna say Inception, but I didn’t have the guts.
        Thank you for validating my feelings that that film was the shit.

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          i think its funny you had the guts to put Miami Vice on there but not Inception.

          Inception was the shit indeed!

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

        Donnie Darko made my head hurt. Eternal Sunshine is one of the two or three best movies I’ve ever seen in my life, didn’t think it made the time frame though.

        • Gonzo

          Eternal Sunshine was 2004. Awesome flick.

      • Kit

        Yeah, your list is pretty damn awesome, but I did not like V for Vendetta. I read the original graphic novel, and the movie did not do it justice at all. Big Fish made me cry.

        • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

          I’m not sure if it’s fair to judge books vs. movies. Obviously, there’s only so much a movie can contain without being absurdly long and the two forms of the story often exist to say different things. I’m not saying we should judge book adaptations in a vacuum, though.

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

            I never saw V4V but I know what Kit’s talking about. I feel the same way about Watchmen. The graphic novel is fucking amazing and the movie is just… meh. It’s not that they didn’t get X detail or whatever, because books/novels aren’t movies and there are obviously differences in those mediums. But I didn’t think the movie did a very good job.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              I still haven’t read or seen Watchmen.

              • Kit

                You are missing out. It is amazing. And excuse me for being a complete comic book geek all over the place here.

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

                I am like the opposite of a comic book/graphic novel reader, but I heard so much about Watchmen that I eventually read it. It’s AMAZING. The movie is not really worth seeing. Not terrible, just not much of anything.

                • Gonzo

                  Agreed. Read it, don’t watch it.

          • Kit

            I understand the argument, but I felt like they didn’t take the true vision of the graphic novel and incorporate it into the movie. They did a good job with casting V though. The film would’ve been a million times more enjoyable had they taken the time to really translate things well. I guess I’m a bit biased though since I’m a hardcore Alan Moore fan and I also did not like Watchmen (the special effects were bad ass though).

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

          Big Fish made me cry too. It’s great. I really should see V for Vendetta.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      Elephant didn’t do anything for me what so ever. and thats about the nicest way i can put it. Movies like that just have no place, IMO. not sure how anyone really wants to see (or make) that kind of garbage…much less enjoy it.

      of course one man garbage is another man’s treasure trove but still…the subject matter to me is just so beyond repulsive that no matter how well made the film is it just blows my mind how anyone can come away from it feeling anything other then uncomfortable.

    • leo

      you are all forgetting requiem for a dream.

      • mbonzo

        Great movie but I prefer pi.

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

        A really good movie but sooooo depressing :( :( :(

    • Kit

      I’m a lover of film noir, so most of my movie choices are outdated and/or black and white films, but I do like some of the movies that have been added, namely Children of Men and Gran Torino. Not a fan of Lost in Translation though. It was enjoyable, but not my kind of movie.

      • leo

        i’m a fan of noirs too… you should see brick and kiss kiss bang bang. both are favs of the decade for me.

        • Kit

          I’ve seen them both. I took a class in college. It was amazing. All we did was watch film noir. It introduced me to so many great actors and good movies. James Cagney still holds a special, special place in my heart for White Heat and The Public Enemy.

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

          I like both of those, especially Kiss Kiss Bang Bang because that was the beginning of RDJ’s return and lord I love me some RDJ.

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ndb-QN-qSdE (SFW)

          • Kit

            I’m not a fan of RDJ. He insulted Batman (just because he plays Iron Man, pfftt!) and that shit doesn’t fly in my book. That movie though– amazing. Brick is better in my opinion.

            • Wooderson

              brick ending with the velvet underground’s sister ray was fucking awesome

        • Wooderson

          love them movies. i get older, they stay the same age.

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

      Almost Famous came out in 2000, that makes the cut, no? Another awesome flick.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        i liked it very much.

      • Wooderson

        fuck yeah almost famous, one of the most quotable movies ever.

      • candyforstalin

        almost famous is nice but not great. kind of like high fidelity.

        • Wooderson

          theyre both really great ‘get stoned at 3 am and put them on’ movies. hardly masterpieces but i can watch them over and over.

    • Jerome S

      Say what you will, The best film of all time was Citizen Kane. I’ll stand by that.

      • Gonzo

        The whole movie I was thinking Rosebud must be some hooker.

        • Kit

          I laughed. A lot.

      • Kit

        Citizen Kane bored me a little, but I love Orson Wells so I sat through it several times like a fool.

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          i’ll agree.

          • Wooderson

            i wouldn’t even call it welles’ best film

            • Kit

              It’s not, but my personal favorite is The Lady from Shanghai despite his terrible Irish accent. I mostly like it because of my complete girl crush on Rita Hayworth.

              • Wooderson

                i’m a film major so i swoon over the magnificant ambersons and what could have been… oh what could have been…

                • Kit

                  Whenever I think of that film I think of Joseph Cotton and how much I loved him in the Hitchcock film Shadow of a Doubt and in The Third Man . Phenomenal on both accounts.

                  • Kit

                    And of course, I just realized I spelled both Orson Welles and Cotten’s last names incorrectly.

                  • Wooderson

                    cotton was always great. the third man is a fucking masterpiece, but shadow of a doubt i consider one of hitchcock’s worst films. how old are you? cotton is underappreciated these days :(

                    • Kit

                      I’m 22. Cotten is on my list of favorite actors, actually. I loved Shadow of a Doubt, the intensity between the actors, the parallels, the weird vibe that Cotten gives you the moment he speaks–love it.

                    • Wooderson

                      our reply button is done blacked out. i’m 22 also. i love the tension between theresa wright and cotton, there’s something palpably sexual and wrong about it. the film’s ambiguity has its merits but i feel like it missed its mark. my favorite hitchcock is rope. vertigo is great, and to catch a thief is just so much fucking fun.

                    • Kit

                      I loved To Catch a Thief. He’s one of my favorite directors. He knew how to convey emotions well just through visuals, so I really appreciate his work. I think I love Shadow of a Doubt because of that feeling of wrongness. I don’t remember ever being that uncomfortable watching a movie before, but there I was, fidgeting in my seat, brows furrowed as I tried to figure out the scene and the relationship between the two Charlies. It was just so well acted. I do think the ending was a bit weak, but I was really engaged in it, and thought the film as a whole outweighed the ending.

                    • Wooderson

                      there was a hitchcock restrospective thing in montclair a year or so ago. the clearview played one of his films every week. it was pretty awesome seeing his films on the big screen, even though i missed the first half of rear window because i was taking a test. i live in bergen county so it wasn’t a far trek. hitchcock is probably my 3rd or 4th favorite director. i like welles more if we’re talking about american directors. overall i’d take truffaut or godard though. french new wave is my shit.

                    • Kit

                      I live in the city, but I have a younger cousin who will be studying at Montclair pretty soon. I saw most of the films on a projector screen in a huge lecture hall, so it was a really awesome treat.

    • Gonzo

      I hate to admit this, but I really loved I Heart Huckabee’s.

      • Jerome S

        ouch….

      • Jerome S

        Fuck it I liked it too

        • Wooderson

          have you ever transcended space and time?

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      oh Memento came out in 2000. some how i thought that was a 90′s movie. One of my favorite movies ever.

    • Gonzo

      I also forgot Road to Perdition. I couldn’t stand American Beauty (I know everyone loved it), but I LOVED Road to Perdition.

      • Wooderson

        fuck american beauty

        • Gonzo

          Thank you.

  • Hall and Nokes

    best homestand in Rangers history?

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

    Tied in Texas.

    • leo

      how did hamilton score from second on an infield hit?

      • Pat D

        Lowrie made a bad throw to first, pulled Lowell off slightly. Vlad slid in safe. Idiot for doing that.

        But Hamilton just didn’t stop and he beat Lowell’s throw to the plate.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Just took a gander at Beckett the Douche’s numbers for the game
      5.0IP/10H/6ER/3HR

      • Jerome S

        it’s funny ‘cuz he’s a Red Sock.

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

          IETCVM.

    • Sean C

      Time to bring in Papelbon so the Rangers can walk-off.

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

        Bard threw 30+ pitches tonight. I like Francona but I hope he desperately overuses him and blows his arm out.

        • Kit

          You just reminded me of how much fun and enjoyment I got out of SOSH yesterday.

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

            I’m sure that place is really fun right now too. :D

  • nathan

    Any updates from the beat guys on the game, is it gonna continue or are they calling it.

    • Pat D

      Nothing from LoHud since 11:18, which said nothing announced. YES doesn’t have anything either, but I’m sure you know that.

      • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

        According to LoHud they’re taking the tarp off right now.

    • Kit

      Bryan Hoch tweeted that they were shooting for 11:00 pm CT. Not sure if it’s going to happen though.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Jon Lester looks vaguely like a pig.

    • Kit

      I don’t think the vaguely needs to be in there. The man looks like he sweats grease.

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

        I put on the game he was pitching against Cleveland a couple of weeks or so ago I think and oh my goodness he looked absolutely repulsive. I’ve never seen someone sweat like that.

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

      Now that you point it out, I see it. A pig with pointy ears.

      He’s still one of the better-looking people on that team, which says more about that team than him. Wayyyy too many people think Josh Beckett is hot.

      • Pat D

        Makes me have little faith in you idiot women.

        /Dibble’d

        Oh, wait, that doesn’t work either. He looks like Beckett!

    • JohnnyC

      Lester’s face reminds me of a fist. Good pitcher but not a looker.

  • Pat D

    Wow, I can’t believe you guys had a movie discussion without me. :(

    I don’t want to regurgitate what’s been said, so I’ll just add my two cents on some movies that were discussed.

    Donnie Darko – the most overrated movie I’ve ever seen.

    There Will Be Blood – incredible movie, and I’ll be a snob here: if you thought it slow, you missed the point.

    “I look at people and I see nothing worth liking.”

    • leo

      donnie darko overrated? by who, besides me?

      • Pat D

        IMDB voters.

        • leo

          imdb is a great site and i use it often but you shouldn’t think too much of the ratings. a lot of people vote 1 of 10. i do find it interesting to see how men, women, young and old people vote differently on movies.

          • Pat D

            I don’t regard it as a be all, end all. Though I do track the Top 250 (I’ve seen 246 of them as of now).

            It’s a tad misleading for the reasons you mentioned. But it does provide a decent gauge of what the “average” person thinks.

            • Wooderson

              the day the dark knight topped the top 250 was the day i stopped looking at imdb ratings.

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

        It’s really bad, IMO. When people talk about movies trying to be too profound and ending up being pretentious/meaning nothing, that’s the movie I think of.

        • Pat D

          Yea, and I just had so many people tell me I had to see it. I build up a resentment to movies like that because I consider myself more knowledgeable and informed about movies.

          Like I said, I’m a snob. When it comes to movies.

    • Jerome S

      Donnie Darko is such a teen-ager movie. All it does is vindicate the feelings of depressed teens who feel smart.

      • Pat D

        Maybe that’s why I didn’t like it. By the time I watched it I was mid-20′s and resented having been that way in my teen years.

        Oh, and the continuity of the movie is non-existent. It swallows itself whole.

  • Carlosologist

    Game looks as if it may start again. Tarp is off and I’m predicting a midnight restart.

  • Pat D

    Washington let Feliz throw a 2nd inning again. I think he’s gonna burn him up before October.

    • Jerome S

      Shame. Feliz is as good as anyone I’ve seen in a while (but damn does he look he needs a break).

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

    The two teams are eying a midnight restart time. Chad Gaudin warming for the Yanks. Jesse Chavez for the Royals.

  • Chip

    Ahhh Papelbon is pitching in Texas, I can’t wait to see him give it up to Hamilton

  • Pat D

    Anyone see the B-Ref article asking whether Mo is the greatest pitcher of all time?

    • YankeesJunkie

      No, but that is an interesting argument even though it is incorrect.

      • Pat D

        The guy who wrote it says as much in the comments. It’s worth looking at.

  • Pat D

    Oh my god, they’re just going to have to call this damned game.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Are you serious?

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

    My favorite movies of the 2000s (not in order):

    American Psycho
    No Country for Old Men
    A Serious Man
    The Departed
    There Will Be Blood
    Traffic
    Letters from Iwo Jima
    The Hurt Locker
    Lost In Translation
    A Beautiful Mind
    The Dark Knight
    Precious
    Gangs of New York
    Inglorious Basterds
    Kill Bill 1 and 2
    The Hours
    Episode II: Attack of the Clones
    Episode III: Revenge of the Sith
    Good Night and Good Luck
    Michael Clayton
    Catch Me If You Can
    The 25th Hour
    Inside Man
    Training Day
    The Bourne Identity
    The Bourne Supremacy
    The Bourne Ultimatum
    The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
    Juno
    Little Miss Sunshine
    Up In The Air

    • Jerome S

      STAR WARS FTW

      my apologies.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Don’t. Star Wars is full of win.

        • Pat D

          Episode II is the worst of the 6 Star Wars movies. Episode III still leaves me a little cold, though it’s definitely better than I and II.

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

            Episode II might be my favorite of all. It’s where the meat of the story is.

            The sandwich flicks of the two trilogies (Ep. 2 and Ep. 5) get to have tons of story exposition without having to set any scenes or resolve any plotlines. It’s all story and no introductions or happy endings. Great movies.

            • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

              Agreed. I loved Episode II.

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

          The complaints about the acting in all 6 movies being a bit wooden is a valid one, but the actual storyline of the Star Wars movies is excellent.

          Phantom Menace is the only one of those 6 movies that could actually be called “bad”, IMO. Attack of the Clones and Revenge of the Sith were brilliant movies.

          I could watch Ian McDarmid slowly reveal his character’s malevolent evil genius over and over again.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I disliked Episode Two when I saw it at first, but I feel like it’s not as bad as everyone says it was. Episode Three was definitely the best of the prequels, though.

            • Pat D

              Episode II would be fine if you eliminated every single scene with just Hayden Christensen and Natalie Portman. Terrible acting, terrible dialogue, bad direction, just utter trainwrecks of scenes.

              Now, on the other hand, The Emperor’s plot is pretty ingenious. Seize control of the whole galaxy by creating a threat to it with people who have resources and can be dominated. And Ian McDiarmid is pretty awesome in both Episode II and III, especially.

              But despite the effects, the prequels just lack the originality of the concept (if you can even call the OT original) and certainly the heart and depth of the main characters.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Not to mention the PowerPoint-like transitions, haha.

                Oh and, Greedo shooting first is the worst idea. Ever. Worse than pulling the IF in and sac-bunting COMBINED.

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

                Yeah, probably 90% of my love of Ep. 2 and Ep. 3 is all Ian McDarmid and Ewan McGregor. They carried those movies. Christensen and Portman were pretty brutal, but McDarmid and McGregor were good enough for me to overlook them.

                • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                  I AM THE SENATE!!!

                  That line gave me chills. And Samuel L Jackson still was a BAMF in the movies.

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    He kinda went out like a punk, though. I wasn’t too thrilled with that.

                    /spotty memory’d

                    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                      Oh yeah. Stupid Anakin had to backstab him…literally.

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

                    Oh, and Christopher Lee as Dooku was also great.

                • Pat D

                  Considering that so much of Episode II is just Hayden and Natalie, I can’t. Their scenes just stop the movie cold.

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

                    That’s fair.

                    Agree to disagree.

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

            Mark Hamill is so incredibly fucking terrible in the original trilogy.

            • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

              I find your lack of faith disturbing.

              /was waiting for a time to pull that out since I saw that The Trilogy was mentioned.

            • Pat D

              Hey! He’s The Joker. He’ll come after you!

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

              Yeah, it’s kinda incredible that these Star Wars movies were as good as they were when the protagonist in 5 of them was Mark Hamill and Hayden Christensen.

              • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                Cocknocker?

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

                  AVENGE ME… HEMP KNIGHT!

                  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

                    WHY ARE YOU SHOOTING AT ME?!
                    BECAUSE YOU’RE A MAN!
                    …only on the outside.

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

                      You know what?

                      Put Jay and Silent Bob in my Favorite Films of the 2000s.

                      Oh, and Anchorman
                      Talladega Nights
                      Team America: World Police
                      Harold and Kumar go to White Castle
                      Tropic Thunder
                      Dodgeball
                      The 40 Year Old Virgin
                      The Hangover

                      Comedy always gets the short shrift in lists like this, and it shouldn’t.

              • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                Mark Hamill isn’t that bad. Hayden is. Why he gets to make out with Natalie Portman makes me shed a tear.

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

      I agree with most, though I haven’t seen them all. Juno and Little Miss Sunshine are definitely underappreciated.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Really? I think the former is over-appreciated.

        • FIPster Doofus

          I think both are. Of all the movies listed, “25th Hour” is the one that jumps out as underappreciated, IMO.

      • Pat D

        Juno does not age well. I enjoy it much less than I used to.

        • Pat D

          It’s also hard for me to consider Best Picture nominees as “underappreciated.”

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

            I don’t pay attention to awards and nominees and all that, I have very little interest. I had no idea with was nominated for anything, let alone Best Picture.

            • Pat D

              Gotcha.

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

          That’s true. I liked it at the time, but it’s not a rewatchable movie like some of the others on the list.

    • Kit

      I totally forgot about The Hurt Locker. Great effin’ movie.

    • leo

      http://www.break.com/userconte.....49781.html – safe

      /doesn;t know how to link but expects people to know how to copy and paste

      • Jerome S

        I KNEW IT! I was thinking of FG the whole time while watching CCoBB

        • Pat D

          The difference is that The Curious Case of Benjamin Button is truly about the character of Benjamin Button.

          Forrest Gump isn’t so much about Forrest Gump as it is about America’s changes in culture and attitudes during the years it depicts.

          • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

            I still havne’t seen CCoBB because I saw the preview and it was nothing like the short story so I refused.

            /Fitzgerald junkie
            //ironic considering the post I made in re: V4V.

        • leo

          FG was nice..okay but great. CCoBB is just a chick flick to be honest. i did only watch the first 30 minutes though so i might be wrong, maybe.

    • Jerome S

      I didn’t like Inside Man. Yet Somehow I think it’s great. I feel like it was a good movie that went a bit over my head.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

      have no objections.

      i’ll pop in a couple more chris nolan flicks: Memento and Inception.

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

        The only reason they’re not on there is I haven’t watched them yet, but I plan on it and expect great things.

        • Pat D

          Make sure you watch The Prestige, too.

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

            I did see the Prestige.

            It’s good, but not good enough to make a “favorite movies” list.

            • Pat D

              You wanted to be fooled, didn’t you?

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

              I saw The Prestige in theaters with my best friend. At the end… I basically sat there and sobbed hysterically the entire time and clung pathetically to him. I wasn’t crazy about the movie but that ending terrified me.

              • Pat D

                What, all the clones or that the guy who was less morally reprehensible won?

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

                  Combination of both.

                  (SPOILER SPOILER SPOILER) That last image of all the drowned clones really freaked me out, though. And the idea of the repercussions.

                  • Pat D

                    I love it because it’s (SPOILER!!) what I like to call the anti-twist ending.

    • leo

      i forgot about eyes wide shut..big kubrick fan so i can;t forget that one. And that tune.. very haunting. shutters island also had a great haunting tune.

      • Pat D

        Eyes Wide Shut was released in ’99.

        The music in Shutter Island was overblown at times. It was supposed to set the atmosphere, of course, but I think it undermined it in certain parts.

        • leo

          How so?

          • Pat D

            I haven’t watched it since February, so i’m going off memory. It was too loud, for one thing. It didn’t need to be blasted. The scene where they first arrive at the asylum, it’s just so ominous and foreboding that it’s just screaming at you, “Hey, this is a dark and scary place they’re entering now, in case you didn’t know that.”

            I just prefer subtlety.

            • leo

              i get what you’re saying but i loved it. it was a bit of a throwback to those old mystery movies and his own cape fear, which also had a similar tune. subtlety is nice but sometimes there’s no need for it. i thought the music really enhanced the mood and pictures without damaging the movie.

              • Pat D

                Well, when talking about Cape Fear, he took the original score by Bernard Herrmann (who Scorsese worked with on Taxi Driver, Herrmann’s last score) and just turned up the volume.

        • Wooderson

          i saw a ‘preview’ of shutter island like a year before it was released so it had like the special effects incomplete and shit like that but i remember thinking the music was wayyyyyy over the top. did they seriously keep that shit?

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

      Though I’ll quibble over a couple of choices (the new Star Wars movies suuuuuck), this is an EXCELLENT list.

      I’ll also throw in Minority Report. Yes, I love Minority Report.

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

        I could add Minority Report. It’s a great movie.

        Episode 1 sucked, yes. 2 and 3 were the bomb, though.

      • MikeD

        Minority Report, Blade Runner, Total Recall and A Scanner Darkly are four of my favorite science fiction/fantasy movies, and all four are based on stories by Philip K. Dick, a science fiction writer who died almost thirty years ago. At least two more are movies based on his stories are in the works, including one this year The Adjustment Bureau, and another in 2012. Don’t know if they’ll be any good, but I’ll check them out.

        American Psycho was great.

    • Gonzo

      Forgot about American Psycho!
      “Don’t just look at it. Eat it!”

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

        Oh my god… it even has a watermark.

        American Psycho is probably in my top 25 of all time.

    • leo

      people need to stop hyping inception man.. it was a good movie but not worthy of the top 5 in imdb. the hype got me all disappointed. memento, following and batman were all better movies by nolan. people are acting like it’s the first mindfuck film they saw

      /random movierant

      • Pat D

        It’ll drop from that position. The Dark Knight started out at 1 and now it’s like 11 or 12.

        Yea, some people have hyped it too much. I still say it was easily the best movie I’ve seen from this year. Granted, I’ve only seen 17 movies from this year and there’s four more months to go…but if it doesn’t get nominated for Best Picture, I’ll be upset.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        i thought Inception was the shit. i thought memento was better without a doubt. Thought it was slightly better then the batmans. No way in hell i would say Following was better. no fucking way.

    • candyforstalin

      i’m sorry but ron howard, in any list, is just wrong. letters from iwo jima is a tour de force.

      • Pat D

        Ron Howard has made good movies.

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

        Not only was A Beautiful Mind the shit, but Frost/Nixon also should be on my list.

        Ron Howard is not a bad director. I’m sorry you feel that he is.

      • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

        whoa there with the Ron Howard hate…come on now. a beautiful mind, frost/nixon, going back a little further to Apollo 13. He’s had some duds but he hasn’t been all bad.

  • Jerome S

    DAMN are you serious?!?!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    If the Yanks lose on such a bullshit homer I will be so pissed.

  • Orlando

    this shit better not be called……

  • Chip

    I will never complain about the Yankee’s strikezone again(that’s a lie) after seeing that completely bullshit call on Vlad. Seriously VLAD!!! didn’t even swing. You know it’s really far out there when that happens

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

      It was Christian Guzman who pinch-ran for Vlad. And was I the only one who thought it was actually a strike?

      • Chip

        It wasn’t, the Rangers broadcast showed the over-the-head angle and it was a solid SOLID 6 inches outside, not even close

  • Orlando

    Hey folks on MLB Network we have Rangers vs. Red Sox…the shitbags to the north were up big early and they are tied at 9 in the 11th.

  • YankeesJunkie

    If you are somehow forced to watch the Royals broadcast or can watch turn it because some guy is about to get kicked in the nads like now.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      Please elaborate for all those who don’t have Royals’ broadcast.

      • YankeesJunkie

        Basically they were doing hardest nut shots and they had an American Gladiator kick the nuts of a martial arts black belt that had trained in some specialty to allow him to get hit in vital areas without feeling it. When the gladiator hit with 1100 pounds of force he acted like nothing happen. This was because he did not release 90% of substance P, which causes pain, that a normal person would release. The catch is that the man had gone through five years of training of basically getting kicked in the nuts and due to the micro fractures endured throu gh the training his body repairs itself and actually becomes stronger in accordance to Wolf’s Law. This made his balls and pelvic bones harder that rocks.

        • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

          I cringed and shiver while reading this…

        • Apollo22237

          I remember seeing this on Sports Science, I was hurt from watching more than the guy who was kicked.

  • Jerome S

    Ahaha Victor Martinez… another Sock down.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    /Boone’d

    • http://fmylife.com Bryan

      First pitch. 11th Inning. Tim Wakefield.

      I fucking thought the same thing.

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

    I fucking love you Nellie Cruz

  • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

    Nelson Cruz & his Boom Stick.

    • Kit

      Damn, I was going type this!

  • Chip

    FUCK YES NELSON CRUZ!!

  • Carlosologist

    Cruz wins it for Texas! I predicted this shit.

  • Pat D

    Wow, Orsillo sounds so heartbroken that Cruz just bombed Wakefield, a la Aaron Boone.

    • Orlando

      true hilarious!!!!!

    • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

      The most down I’ve heard someone this year was Blyleven when Swisher hit a big homer @ Target Field.

      • Orlando

        “oh, Nick Swisher, is simply swisherlicious!!!!”

  • Jerome S

    Cruz walks off Wakefield…

  • Orlando

    ha ha ha Nelson Cruz!!!! It almost looked like Aaron Boone…..

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

    That’s what happens when the knuckleball doesn’t knuckle. Crushed that.

    • ShuutoHeat (GGBG > Crawford)

      When its high, let it fly. When its low, let it go.

  • Orlando

    looked like slo-pitch softball!!!!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    HA HA HA.

  • Orlando

    Orsillo………..hahaha!!!!

  • Chip

    Gotta love Beckett, his team scores 8 runs for him and he can’t even pitch 6 innings. What an ace!

  • Apollo22237

    If there was a delay like this before a day game like Sunday, would they have already called the game or at least be more inclined to?

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

    LOL the Red Sox announcer said “and the Red Sox are miserable.”

    I shouldn’t be too schadenfreudy, but…

    • Pat D

      Orsillo’s voice was the same.

  • Orlando

    looks like were close to getting started….

  • Jerome S

    They just said on MLBN that the game is ready to resume… we’ll see if that prediction holds.

  • wow

    heard that the game will go on.teams are getting ready to take the field.

  • phughesisgod

    Game Starts
    Game Delayed
    Tarp pulled
    Game re-starts
    Tarp put back on
    Tarp pulled
    Restart at midnight.
    Uh, scratch that. Tarp back on.
    Tarp pulled.

    Am I missing anything, or do I pretty much have that down? Yay for basbeall probably continuing at 2 am!

    • phughesisgod

      I meant, probably still going on at 2 am

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Yay baseball!

    • Apollo22237

      What the hell is baseball.

  • Pat D

    Guess we’ll have to start talking about the game again.

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

      The what?

      • Pat D

        The Game. David Fincher movie from 1997 starring Michael Douglas and Sean Penn.

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

          Ah. Patriot Games was good too, a 1992 Clancy/Ryan thriller starring Harrison Ford and Sean Bean.

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          i thought it was pretty good.

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

      Guess we’ll have to start talking about the game again.

      Nah, let’s just keep talking about movies and see how long it takes Ron Dibble to come in here and call us all stupid women.

      • MikeD

        Jeez, I’m busy posting back in the “movie section” and didn’t even realize the game was back on. Play ball.

  • sleepykarl

    That Cruz walkoff was nearly identical to Aaron Boone’s. First pitch of the bottom of the eleventh, they wore #17, and the swing looked incredibly similar.

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

    So, ESPN has two separate articles about the Dodgers taking Broxton out of the closer’s role.

    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-.....id=5462370
    http://sports.espn.go.com/los-.....id=5460373

    Do either of them mention the perfect correlation between the beginning of Broxton’s suckiness and the night Torre beat Broxton like a rented mule? Even tangentially?

    Of course they don’t.

  • Carlosologist

    yay game is back on.

  • phughesisgod

    Lightening again? Oh this is going to be fun.

    • Pat D

      No one is holding an aluminum bat.

  • Orlando

    if I may, may I congratulate us the “true” fans that waited this out?

    • phughesisgod

      Thank god we dont have to be back at it until 7.

      This will be my day today.

      Watch Yankee game finish
      Watch SportsCenter
      Sleep
      Eat
      Yankee Pre Game
      Yankee Game

      Thank you, umps!

      • Orlando

        my day starts @ 4:45am and needless to say wasn’t expecting this!!! LOL!!!!!!

  • Apollo22237

    Why didn’t Girardi let Mosely finish the inning???

    /lastnight’d

    • Apollo22237

      *Moseley I mean of course. Also I don’t want to start anything just kidding.

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

        I laughed.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Did that just say Gaudin threw 96 on the 2-1 and then 95 on the 2-2? That gun is juiced and then some.

    • Chip

      Yeah………wow

      • Chip

        Of course, it does seem to have some extra life on it so he might be sitting around 93-94 which is outstanding

    • Apollo22237

      Yea, yesterday too I think. Every pitcher threw 98 on every pitch.

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

      Missouri has a lower tax rate.

    • http://dontbringinthelefty.blogspot.com Lucas AA, aka don’t_bring_in_the_lefty

      It did. I’m just glad Michael Kay’s calling this series. Imagine when Joba pitches …
      “HE HASN’T THROWN THIS HARD SINCE 2007!!!!”

  • Orlando

    put me down for a Berkman bomb!

  • AJ

    I still can’t sleep. How did Michael Kay get engaged to Jodi Applegate? http://deepwarriors.com/wp-con.....legate.jpg

    • Pat D

      Money and power.

      /Spaceballs’d

    • Mark

      His soothing laugh won her over.

      • Kit

        I shuddered in disgust and now I’m actually queasy. Like not even joking.

        • Mark

          Lol, I’m sorry.

      • Pat D

        Do you also find sandpaper and braying donkeys soothing?

    • MikeD

      Really? I didn’t know that. I’m surprised he has time to date anyone.

      Do you think she’ll make him eat condiments? (I honestly have no idea what I mean by that question.)

    • AJ

      I’m convinced it’s the height. Short men will never get any respect. I can just imagine him yelling out during his honeymoon: “oooooh man it doesn’t get any better than this!” like after game 7 of the 2003 ALCS..

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

        I can just imagine him yelling out during his honeymoon: “oooooh man it doesn’t get any better than this!” like after game 7 of the 2003 ALCS..

        Applegate: Michael, can you do me a favor?
        Kay: What, baby?
        Applegate: Can you stop screaming “TRACK, WALL… SEE YA!” during sex?

        • Pat D

          I laughed. Louder than I should have.

        • MikeD

          This chain promises to get more distracting than the movie thread.

          • Pat D

            And not in a good way.

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

            I COULD HAVE DIED!!!!

            • AJ

              Lmao!

            • AJ

              I can also envision him going off about Al Leiter. You know “Al stayed back and didn’t travel with the team because he wanted to take his little girl to her first day of school.” You know what else people don’t know about Al Leiter?

  • Orlando

    Berkman leads the Yanks on popouts and he’s only been here what 2 days?

  • Pat D

    Gritty AB by teh Gritster.

  • Orlando

    ha ha look at the dude in the Boston Sucks red shirt taking pics….

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

    ZOMG FREEDOM WEEK!!!!!

    I’M GOING TO WATCH THE FUCK OUT OF THAT!!!

    • Pat D

      Whenever I hear words like “freedom” bandied about on any Fox channel, I pine to be enslaved.

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

        If Judge Andrew Napolitano takes calls on his show, I’ve got half a mind to call in and ask him if his belief that the government shouldn’t infringe on two parties’ right to enter into a binding contract extends to any two men or two women choosing to get married to each other.

        /startingshitwithFox’d

        • Pat D

          I say do it.

        • AJ

          Fox’s response…..: America…That is all.

          • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

            God Bless America….and no place else.

            • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

              God bless America and everywhere else!

              /ChrisRock’d

              • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

                That ain’t right!

    • Andrew

      Jesus H. Montero, that commercial was beyond brutal

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

        I’m still in pain from that

        • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Same here. Fox is a joke.

    • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees
      • AJ
        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          highest rated comment: “reminds me of?vince mcmahon”

        • Pat D

          I’ve still never found what was so horrible about that.

          It really did sound like a Vince McMahon promo.

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

              Awesome. I had never seen that before.

          • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

            I’ve still never found what was so horrible about that.

            other then he was babbling like a retard saying he was going to be the president of the united states and adding a BYAH(!) at the end.

            • Pat D

              Because none of the past 5 presidents have ever babbled like retards?

              • Pat D

                After they were elected, I might add.

              • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

                ::tips cap::

                but in fairness none of the past 5 have ever popped in a “BYAH!!”

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    If Chad Gaudin is painting the black with a 94mph FB i’ll be damned if he’s getting DFA’d

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

    Fireworks Night!! Wooooo

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

    As long as Gaudin doesn’t implode, the Yankees are all over this game.

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

    You so crazy, Tex.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Teix! Great play!

  • Carlosologist

    Somebody isn’t exhausted.

  • MikeD

    Tex showing off the Don Mattingly moves.

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

    Nnngh, Tex.

    Nnnngh.

    • Kit

      This. And lmao, Bex.

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

      See that? She’s too dumb and distracted to actually verbalize words about a baseball player. Because she’s a girl.

      /RonDibble’d

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

        I laughed.

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

          I laughed too.

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

            I’m actually a little less mad at Ron Dibble now, because he’s given us something new and glorious to make fun of.

            (He’s still a jerkface, though.)

            • Pat D

              I give it a week until he does something that just infuriates you without providing the comedy.

              That bastard.

  • Pat D

    OK, if people have stayed for freaking fireworks, I need to have a little chat with them.

    Seriously. Have you never seen fireworks before? They’re not that special.

    Rant time. I work about 5 minutes’ walk from the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs’ stadium. EVERY Friday night home game, they do fireworks. I work until 10:30. About 10:00, I hear the fireworks start. But the time I leave my building, the road I take to get on the highway that will take me home is backed up for 15 minutes. Yea that isn’t much, but when it normally takes me 2 minutes to travel that road, it’s extremely annoying.

    Rant over.

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

      My rebuttal:

      They live in Kansas City. Fireworks are literally the only thing in their lives worth getting out of bed for.

      • Pat D

        That’s very disrespectful to the Negro Leagues Museum.

        • AJ

          And the Kansas City Wizards soccer team.

          • Pat D

            What’s soccer?

            • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

              A sport that they play in far off magical lands. Like Cleveland.

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

                What the fuck is Cleveland?

                • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

                  A fictional city in Harry Potter.

                  • Pat D

                    What’s Harry Potter?

                    Ok, yea, that one isn’t plausible. Everyone knows what Harry Potter is.

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

          I’m sure they’ve all already seen every single exhibit inside there.

          Old hat now.

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

        I’m goin’ to Kansas City
        Kansas City here I come
        They got a crazy way of livin’ there
        And I’m gonna find me some.

        IDK we sung it in chorus in high school.

        • Pat D

          Ah, Kansas City
          Gonna get my baby back home
          Yeah, yeah
          I’m gonna Kansas city
          Gonna get my baby back home
          Yeah, yeah
          Well, it’s a long, long, time
          Since my baby’s been gone

          /Little Richard’d & Beatles’d

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      But all I see are fireworks!

      /AliciaKeys’d

    • MikeD

      I’ve been to Kansas City once in my life on business. I have three memories:

      1) I went to a Royals game. It was easy to get tickets. The park was very nice. It was a good game. The Royals scored five runs in the ninth to win it. I stayed to the end.

      2) There was a tornado warning and even after it ended I kept staring out my hotel windown looking for the funnel.

      3) Absolutly everything has beef and steak in it. If you order chicken, it comes with beef.

      Yes, fireworks would be exciting if you live in KC.

      • Pat D

        My dad was there for business back in the 70′s and 80′s. He said the park was nice even when it had the turf.

        I like point #3. Reminds me of the Lewis Black joke where he says corn is in everything, including green beans.

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

          I’ve actually been to KC as well, several times. I kid, it’s actually a beautiful city big town. But yes, there’s nothing to do there.

          True story: Me and my homie drove 4 hours from Lincoln, NE to KC (and 4 hours back, naturally) — for the express purpose of getting some White Castle. That was the only reason we made the trip.

          We did this on more than one occasion.

          • Pat D

            I don’t think any food stuff is worth 4 hours’ drive. But that’s just me.

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

              You’ve never experienced the limited foodstuff options available in picturesque Lincoln, Nebraska.

              • Chip

                I drove south out of Lincoln one time as I was driving from North Dakota to visit my friend in Manhattan, KS. I didn’t think anywhere on Earth was as boring as western North Dakota, then I discovered western Nebraska

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

                  Western Nebraska is God’s country. And by that I mean you’ll pray to God to deliver you to somewhere else that isn’t Western Nebraska.

                • Pat D

                  I love driving from where I live (Eastern PA) to South Bend, Indiana. As soon as you cross from PA to Ohio, the land completely flattens out and there is literally nothing to look at.

                  • Chip

                    I actually was just in that area earlier this week, it has nothing on the flatness of Western North Dakota where you can watch your dog run away for three days

              • Pat D

                No, but my freshman roommate was from Lincoln.

                He was a douchebag, so maybe that’s why.

          • MikeD

            Me suspects there may have been a chemical aid driving the hunger and the drive for those bite-sized White Castle’s! But I could be wrong…

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

              I can neither confirm nor deny that.

    • Andrew

      Man the Royals’ all important EIG has some ugly numbers.

  • baravelli

    One out of nine times.

  • Pat D

    I respectfully request Sean O’Sullivan v. 2.0 tomorrow.

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

    When they play that “this is not Yankee Encore” line later, on Yankee Encore… whoah.

    • Pat D

      They can edit it in post.

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

    For the record, Flash:

    Being traded a lot does not mean you’re valuable (or at least, not the way you mean to use the word). It means you’re equally valuable and valueless.

    It means that multiple teams wanted/needed you enough to trade for you… but it also means that multiple teams didn’t want/need you enough to refuse to part with you.

    The most valuable players would never have been traded, because they’d be untouchable (i.e., invaluable).

    • Pat D

      Babe Ruth.

      There. I just poked holes all over your logic.

      /kidding’d

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

        You’ll rue the day you crossed me, Trebek.

        • Pat D

          Hell no! I do the Sean Connery!!!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Is it coincidence that YES would show the best Yankee home runs which includes Aaron Boone and his homer, that Cruz would get a walk off homer off Wakefield?

    I think not.

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

      That Cruz homer reminds me a lot of Boone’s. First pitch, bottom of the 11th, to left.

  • Carlosologist

    Goddamn, Kerry still has the gas in the arm.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Ummm, Kerry Wood just threw a 90mph slide piece. TO TEH 8TH INNING!!!!

  • Jim

    Just noticed that small smiley face above the copyright stuff at the bottom of the page

    • wow

      i’ve been wondering about that.

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

        COVER BREACHED COVER BREACHED
        ABORT PROJECT SMILEY FACE
        REPEAT ABORT PROJECT SMILEY FACE

  • AJ

    Hey, look, Betemit’s their cleanup hitter. Give em more fireworks.

  • AJ

    I always thought the radar gun in Rookie of the Year was messed up. The kid topped out at 103? With no control or movement and was able to tear apart the entire league? Including Barry Bonds?

    • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

      GARDENHOSER!!!!

      ROSENBAGGER!!!!

  • Chip

    Can you imagine if Wood and Prior had come up in a system other than the Cubs? Nobody could touch Prior in 2003 and he was still damn good in 2004 when he wasn’t injured. I can’t believe they gave up a solid chance at a 5 year run at dominance in order to try to win one WS

    • AJ

      They’d screw it up somehow.

      • Chip

        True, but it would have been a lot of fun to watch. Just think of the damage those two could do given 200 innings a year each.

  • Pat D

    I love how Wilford Brimley’s legacy will be that every commercial actor has to say the world “diabeetus” instead of “diabetes.”

    • Pat D

      *Word. Epic fail.

    • Kit

      I always think of the Family Guy clip making fun of him–always. I can’t even picture him as an actual person anymore. What you said was hilarious though.

      • FIPster Doofus

        “Who the hell did I hit?”

        • Kit

          I just love that clip. Love it.

  • MikeD

    Hmmm, we might want to do something this inning. Soria in the 9th, unless he was worked for several days before tonight.

    • http://twitter.com/Cnight_UP Cnight_UP

      cause the Yankees never hit elite closers….

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

      He’s very available. Worked last night for the first time in like, a week.

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

    Ah, the joys of watching Wilson Betemit butcher a play in the field for a team not called the New York Yankees.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    I love you, Wilson Bememit.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    You know what would be awesome right now? a 2-run HR

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

    Unrelated to this game, so apologies: The Padres protested tonight? Anyone know why?

    • Kit
      • Kit

        I would have elaborated, but I was just reading the article myself. I thought it was quicker to just link.

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

          Noooo, that’s fine. Should’ve looked myself, durf. Thank you!

      • Apollo22237

        I’m definitely going to have to check out video of that later. It is always hard to explain interference plays with words.

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

          I saw it earlier. They called the runner out saying he interfered with the 2B making the play. Padres protested because the liner ricocheted off the pitcher first, which they said eliminates the interference since one fielder already tried to make a play on it.

          • Apollo22237

            The only thing about that is that if the ball hits the pitcher, who counts as an infielder, the runner who is hit by the ball is not out, unless the ump believes the 2nd baseman could have made the play which I guess he could have.

            Without seeing the play I can’t rule on it myself but hearing 2 descriptions I agree with the ump.

            • Apollo22237

              Of course it didn’t hit the runner but the ruling might still be true.

        • Kit

          Definitely. I didn’t understand it too well myself, but I got the gist of it.

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

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

    Posadaesque.

  • FIPster Doofus

    LOL Royals

  • Mushy Carl

    lol wow

  • Carlosologist

    Ramiro you a crazy motherfucker.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat? lol

  • Chip

    The Royals have been watching too much Posada lately

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

    That was just silly all around

  • MikeD

    …and the voice of Brett Gardner could be heard yelling from the dugot, “see, I told you you have to be careful out there.”

    Never mind.

  • Chip

    I love the comment from Jennings on LoHud, Pena was the least stupid on that play, that guy is having a long night/morning

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I was eating a late snack, what did the Royals do?

    • Carlosologist

      They picked Pena off first and let him reach second base.

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

      Had Ramiro picked off of first, then blew the rundown (threw back to second too late and close to Ramiro, giving him opportunity to squirm under the tag attempt and reach second safely).

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Oh definitely a Jorge play. Thanks to you both.

  • Mushy Carl

    Yankees had a million chances to take a lead. Hope we can do it off of Soria. This kind of sucks with Boston and Tampa dropping games.

    • Chip

      It would be worse had they both won, I’m ok with it

    • MikeD

      It would suck more if they both had won. (Preparing for the glass-half-full scenario, just in case.)

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

        I’m still trying to figure out who the hell this “Boston” team you all keep talking about is.

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

          THEY HAVE MOMENTUM THEY’RE GONNA GO ON A 90-1 TEAR NOW OH NOOOOOO

          /everyone on Twitter and LoHud after any Red Sox win

          I’m not counting them out, but I’m thinking people have PTSD from 2004.

          • Kit

            90-1?!! FUCK THAT, THEY’RE GOING 90-0!

            /can’t do math

        • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

          this “Boston” team you all keep talking about = a group of colonists who boarded the British ships and destroyed their tea by throwing it into Boston Harbor.

          Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boston_Tea_Party

          • Pat D

            And have had the name of their event coined by a bunch of people with somewhat radical views and questionable morals.

            Or at least some of them.

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

      Not that it’s great if the Yankees lose but wouldn’t it be worse if those two won?

      • Mushy Carl

        Yeah it would be worse. Just saying it kind of sucks because we can pick up a full game on those 2.

  • wow

    did not stay up this late for the Yanks to lose this to these jokers.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Nothing like watching pitchers with ERAs in the mid 5.00s mowing down the Yanks.

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

      No heart!

  • Kit

    Fireworks for all five of the fans still there! Yay!

    /jerk

  • Chip

    You know what this game needs? Extra innings……..and more cowbell

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

      It would be hilarious to see us tie it up in the top of the 9th and then have it go to the 16th or something ridiculous.

  • Pat D

    You know, due to the conditions in which this game was played, I’m not going to be that upset if they lose. I think it’s because I’ve had such a good time on the forum tonight. And that started when I was still at work, too!

    Of course, this paragraph is null and void if they lose either of the next two games. I cannot accept a split in Kansas City.

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

    I have decided that I will allow Boone Logan to serve as a rifleman in my beloved corps. He is definitely born again hard.

  • Carlosologist

    Apparently R.A. Dickey one-hit the Phillies. The hit was to Cole Hamels. The Phillies did not have another hit afterwards.

    • Kit

      Is it okay to be embarassed for them?

    • Pat D

      Yep, I was mking fun of a Mets fan co-worker, because they still don’t have a no hitter.

      • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        I give my friends so much shit for that. But apparently someone told me they have the most one hitters in history. Don’t know if that’s true or not.

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

          Does it matter?

          • Pat D

            Yea, such a BFD.

            Not.

  • Pat D

    Oh, so it’s “Jets Stadium?”

    God, I can’t wait to watch them fail to meet their own ridiculous expectations.

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

      That’s just jealousy because my team is better than your team.

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

        When the Jets actually get back to a Super Bowl, let alone win one, then I’ll listen to Jets fans talk about their team.

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

          Heh. Good luck shutting us up, one way or the other.

          • Pat D

            Yes, I know. I know Jets fans.

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

              Second-class citizens no more, baby.

              • Pat D

                Don’t worry. Even though I don’t care for Jets fans, you don’t live in the middle of Eagles fans (loudmouth, boorish morons) and Steelers fans (mostly white trash) who are worse.

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

                  Most obnoxious fans of all: Browns fans.

                  Because Browns fans aren’t actually Browns fans, they’re Ohio State Buckeyes fans who happen to masquerade as Browns fans for convenience. If the Browns happen to take a Buckeye? HOLY FUCKBALLS, you’re going to hear about it.

                  Brian Robiskie is the second coming of Jerry Rice, apparently.

                  • Pat D

                    Oh, God, yes. My best friend is from that area and lives there again now. He hates the people and fans there with a passion I can’t equal. I also remember that Browns fans called radio shows saying that they hoped Ben Roethlisberger died when he had his motorcycle accident.

                    Stay classy? They wouldn’t know what class is.

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

        I’m a Giants fan (I am in no way a diehard Giants fan, I can’t have a good conversation about football, really I’m just a football dumbass. But that’s how my mom raised me.). The Giants are no goddamn fun at all and the Jets are hilarious and awesome. Boohoo.

        • Kit

          I’m the same way, only with the Jets. I own a bunch of Jets gear, have only watched a few games with a completely confused expression on my face.

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

            Yeah, I’ve seen a million football games but I still have no idea what’s going on, really.

            Insert Rob Dibble joke here.

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

              Well played.

        • Pat D

          All of those “hilarious” and “awesome” teams are the teams that I’ve hated the most of all. They’re just so hateable.

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

            I get what you’re saying, they’re kinda cocky and it’ll probably get old soon, but I find it really entertaining

            • Pat D

              Yea, I’m of the no-nonsense, smashmouth type of football fan.

              This applies to college as well where my teams are Notre Dame and Penn State and I despise USC, Miami, Florida State, Virginia Tech and the entire SEC.

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

                That’s funny. Not only am I a Jets fan but a Hurricanes fan as well.

                We’re gonna have to have a breakdance fight to settle this, Pat D.

                • Pat D

                  I’m overweight with bad knees. I cede this to you.

                  Miami’s not as much on my bad list as they were. When I first started watching football, Miami was in their Jimmy Johnson heyday, and they were definitely a love ‘em or hate ‘em team.

                  And they played Penn State in that Fiesta Bowl, so…

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Well I’m sure they’ll go far barring injuries and such. Sanchez did great for a rookie and deifnitely will improve and now he has targets.

      Shonn Greene looks like he can be a top tiered running back and he better damned well be being my first pick for my team.

      Defense remains the same which is great.

      I have to give them props as a GMen fan but Big Blue ain’t no slouches either.

  • Mushy Carl

    Gameday has joba at 98 99. Don’t know if it is true though

    • MikeD

      It had Chad Gaudin at 96 at one point. He is capable of hitting 94 at times, but I’m assuming the gun is one to two miles fast.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    JOBBER 99MPH! TEH HEIR TO MO!!!!!111!!11!

    /francesa’d

  • wow

    well, here we go… top o’ the ninth.

  • Pat D

    I’m guessing Granderson is bunting.

  • Mushy Carl

    Sounds weird hearing Flaherty calling him Derek.

  • Kit

    Was that Jeter’s way of saying “Do not compare my closer to your closer”?

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Too quick? I’ve had that problem with that chick the other night.

    /FamilyGuy’d

  • Chip

    Phew, I thought Granderson had just put them in front

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

    Not quite far enough.

  • Carlosologist

    Grandy launched both of those pitches. Good AB for him.

  • Mushy Carl

    Come on they are trying to give us this game!

  • Pat D

    OK, Tex better make that one fucking hurt.

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    WOW….

    Make them pay!

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I never thought other Jorge’s existed.

    • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Actually fuck it. That was more like…

      /Cervelli’d

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Did that seriously happen?

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

    More Royals fail.

    #trusttheprocess

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

    Here comes the homer.

    /inevitable’d

  • Carlosologist

    Royals Baseball.

  • Chip

    Wow, how do they win any games with the defense?

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      By outscoring the other team.

      /logic’d

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

      My favorite part is, those bad defenders are also bad hitters.

      It doesn’t make sense.

  • http://twitter.com/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    A-Rod clutches it here.

  • Mushy Carl

    Joe Nathan this man

  • MikeD

    A-Rod is due.

  • Pat D

    Yeesh, ARod’s numbers are scary.

  • Carlosologist

    Robbie will tie it with a dinky single. Watch.

  • Mark

    Why pitch to Robby?

    • Mark

      Ahhh, thats why to win.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Fail.

    Oh well, time for bed.

  • MikeD

    Can’t we get four outs this inning for staying up so late? Guess not.

  • wow

    frick it!!

  • http://twitter.com/j_yankees j_Yankees

    Well….that sucked big balls.

  • Mushy Carl

    Should have waited for a better pitch oh well night everyone

  • wow

    the one good night to win.

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

    Meh game, awesome thread.

    • Kit

      Agreed. It was a lot of fun.

  • Jerome S

    Another one-run game? I need to see a blowout.

    • wow

      no kidding

  • MikeD

    Ahh, if I click up one channel the Grateful Dead is playing. I might be able to develop a craving for White Castle burgers before sleep.

  • Johan Iz My Brohan

    NOT worth the several rain delays…

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

    Alright, everyone, goodnight. Sucks to lose, but, hey, baseball all night long.

    Bexy, Kit, since you’re the last ones here: I expect my breakfast on the table promptly at 7am this morning, ladies. Don’t fuck around and think you get a pass because it’s a late finish.

    Know your place, woman.

    /RonDibble’d

  • Pat D

    I think this sums it all up.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related