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Freddy Schuman, long-time stadium stalwart, passes away
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He's going to his left, they must have given Derek a head start. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)

The end result of the first two games of the ALCS definitely favors the Yankees, though the starting pitching they received makes it feel like quite the opposite. For all intents and purposes, it’s a best-of-five series now, and the first three games will be played in Yankee Stadium. Regardless of who’s pitching when, that’s not a bad situation for the Yanks to be in at all.

Anyway, here’s your open thread for the night. Game Two of the NLCS (Oswalt vs. Sanchez) starts at 8:00pm ET on FOX, and the late NFL game has the Colts at the Redskins (8:20pm, NBC). Talk about whatever, just be cool.

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Freddy Schuman, long-time stadium stalwart, passes away
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  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Few things are more hilarious than the Cowboys self-destructing.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

      The Red Sox self-destructing?

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS
    • Jimmy McNulty

      The schadenfreude will bite you in the ass soon enough. Don’t forget, the baseball team that plays across the street from Cowboys Stadium has three games left to win to eliminate your favorite baseball team from the playoffs; and they have two starts of the best pitcher in the AL and one start left against a replacement level starter.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Clearly what we say on this website affects the games.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Wasn’t what I was implying, but okay.

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

          And obviously any city’s baseball team is inspired by the failures of its football team.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            We should have competitions for which comment can have the most misinterpretations in one day.

      • JerseyDutch

        It’s not schadenfreude. I just enjoy watching Texas teams lose…

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

    I got my first hit of the year in softball today! And our team won 12-2, which means we’ve made the playoffs =D

    I finish the regular season with a .111/.429/.111 line.

    Positively Johnsonian!

    • Jimmy McNulty

      You are proof that a punchless Brett Gardner can maintain his high walk rate. ;)

    • Esteban

      How do you walk that many times is softball?

      • http://twitter.com/Brad_Toughy Brad Toughy

        Some people just won’t swing, even if it’s close. There’s a guy on my church team that does that and it drives everyone nuts. Just swing the bat.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

        I can’t hit for any sort of power so I don’t swing unless it’s absolutely positively a strike…which is not a guarantee

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Cowboys lose again.

    Hell yes.

  • Kevin in Princeton

    http://www.mlbtraderumors.com/.....gomes.html

    Jonny Gomes sounds like a good choice to replace Kearns on the bench next year, hopefully the Reds don’t pick up his option.

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

      He’s another Marcus Thames. No need to carry two of those guys.

      • FIPster Doofus

        I think Kearns is better anyway. He and Gomes are pretty similar at the plate in terms of production (identical career wRC+ of 109, for example) and Kearns is actually a good fielder, whereas Gomes is disastrous defensively.

      • Kevin in Princeton

        I wanted to prove you wrong by saying Gomes is a much better defender, but he is actually worse than Thames. You win this round, Axisa…

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          How is that even possible O_O

          • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

            You don’t want to know, trust me.

            • Teej

              Remember Youkilis when he played LF against us that one game? That’s about rock-bottom.

              • Ghost of Scott Brosius

                But…..teh versatility!

              • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

                I had forgotten about this. Now I’m remembering it and laughing. Thank you, Teej.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Ehhh…I’d choose the cheaper option of the two. Thames will likely get overpaid and probably won’t recreate his numbers this year.

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

          Well, there’s also some bad blood there. After the Cervelli broken wrist in Spring Training a few years ago, Gomes got into a fight with Shelley Duncan. Shelley’s gone, but there’s still a whole lotta guys still here that remember that.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            That’s the reason why you write the articles and I write the comments. I do remember that now, usually that wouldn’t be enough for me to not want the guy on the team…but it’s the bench, so good enough for me. Plus, I think Montero will likely spend a lot of time DHing…I have a feeling he’d hit lefties just as well as Thames or Gomes would.

  • dkla

    i love watching jonathan sanchez pitch. go giants

  • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

    Holy Jets, I can’t handle this heart attack

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

      YESSSSSSS

    • UWS

      Seriously.

  • Matt :: Sec105

    Def agree that a split is what the Yanks wanted before the series started…and def especially with the way CC and Hughes pitched.

    It does amaze me though how many places I see it being reported as series 1-1 with “the rangers leading”.

    3 of 5 in the Bronx I like….2 of those 5 starts coming from Lee will be tough though.

    RIP Freddy Sez.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Well, the Rangers do have the advantage here. CC’s looked shaky in the playoffs, the Rangers absolutely nailed Hughes, and the Rangers have have a 12-8 advantage in the scoring. Not to mention the pitching match up goes

      Lee/Pettitte
      Hunter/Burnett
      Wilson/Sabathia
      Lewis/Hughes
      Lee/Pettitte

      The Rangers have a pretty strong advantage there too.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      Pretty sure Yankees wanted to be up 2-0.

  • Carlosologist

    That caption is cold but true.

    Go San Francisco Baseball Giants! It would be the biggest upset in the world if the Giants sweep Philly.

    • JerseyDutch

      I’d be happy if they won in seven. Heck, I’d be happy if they lost in seven but shook the Phillies confidence a bit.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Philly’s like the worst place on the planet. I had a friend who went to Temple and he said everyone in Philly is pretty much Mac from It’s Always Sunny.

        • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

          I lived in South Jersey, home to many Philly fans. Philly fans are crazy.

    • Teej

      So cold that Jeter needed a hoodie.

      Wat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    I couldn’t defend this week for my team bc I have a broken finger and my replacement botched 3 fly balls. I got a single though but we lost 10-9 in a heart breaker…

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

      =/

      On the plus side you could totally come cheer our team on next week. Even though I’ve never met you and you could be a crazy axe murderer type.

      • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

        I still have 3 games left of the regular season, I don’t know why your season is ending so early…

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    I’m going to the game tomorrow (with Rebecca!!! \o/).

    Lord, beer me strength.

    • Carlosologist

      I find it funny that you’re going to the game Andy is going to pitch.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

        Y porque pensías le invité?

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          me reí

      • ultimate913

        When Andy found out Bexy + Rebecca were going, he insisted on pitching.

    • mustang

      Me too enjoy

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

        Where yah sitting?

        • mustang

          section 431 a

          • mustang

            row 13

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

      oh boy, Rebecca squared. Are there any other Rebeccas out there?

    • Pat D

      Ha ha ha!

      Office-ism.

  • mustang

    I love to see the Cowboys lose.

    Oh! I’m sorry thanks to FOX and Cablevision I didn’t get see the Giants win or the Cowgirls lose.

    The fans always get the shit!!!!!

    • JerseyDutch

      I was a Cowboys fan as a kid. Silly kid…

    • Jimmy McNulty

      It’s gonna be really funny when the Rangers win the Pennant…I’d watch the Cowboys schadenfreude if I were you.

      • mustang

        Just come back here when they post the Yankees ALCS winning thread.

        Last time I checked the Rangers lost home field, when they should of took both games, and are heading to the Bronx for 3.

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

    @Buster_ESPN: Joe Girardi says he won’t ask the umpires to check the splotch on the back of Cliff Lee’s hat; everybody can use resin, he says.

    I’m glad Girardi realizes how ridiculous these accusations are. Cliff Lee is good, get over it.

  • first time lawng time

    So who are everyone’s least favorite current Red Sox?
    Mine are:
    1. Pedroia
    2. Papelbon
    3. Youkilis

    Agree/Disagree?

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

      1. Papelbon
      2. Youkilis
      3. Ortiz
      4. Pedroia

      Pedroia isn’t an overwhelming douchenozzle like Paps and Youk and David Ortiz won’t come clean.

      • first time lawng time

        He seems obnoxious though. And the media is in love with him for whatever reason.

    • http://fmylife.com Bryan

      For me, it goes like:

      Jonathan Papelbon>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Beckett>>>>>>>>Youkilis

      There’s one Red Sox I actually like though, Jon Lester. The guy’s earned my respect.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Lester seems like a decent guy, I have nothing against Mike Cameron, Beltre, or…well that’s about it.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      1. Papelbon
      2. Youkilis
      3. Beckett

      I hate the media’s fawning over Pedroia and the not-so-subtle racism involved in almost every comparison to Cano I’ve seen. Nonetheless, I don’t hate Pedroia himself.

      • first time lawng time

        What racisim? (I try not to read the media BTW).

        • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

          Pedroia is gritty, scrappy, and gets the most out of his talent. Cano is lazy and doesn’t seem like he is even trying. It basically boils down to Pedroia is white and Cano isn’t.

          • first time lawng time

            Ahhh yes, yeah I noticed that too. It;s dumb and unfair.

            From a girl’s point of view, by the way, Pedroia is an unattractive dwarf that looks like a rat, while Cano is tall, clean, and at least decent looking. Just an obversation I thought I’d share.

        • pat

          Cano is lazy Pedroia is gritty. Pedroia always give 100%, Cano doesn’t care about the game because he smiles too much. Etc. Etc.

    • JerseyDutch

      Pedroia is the only one I truly dislike. I get really sick of hearing how scrappy he is and how much heart he has. The rest of them don’t bother me too much. Youk makes me laugh when he throws a tantrum. Beckett and Papelbon just look like tools who think they’re tougher than they really are. So long story short, just Pedroia.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        I don’t think that’s really Pedroia’s fault. I hate that media coverage of him, but I don’t hate or even dislike Pedroia himself.

        • JerseyDutch

          You’re probably right but I can’t help it. I see him and want to scream, “You’re not scrappy! You’re just short!”

        • http://rayzayasrivera.tumblr.com Ray Fuego

          Pedroia talks to much crap, I don’t think its the media. My girlfriend lives in Boston and all that I’ve heard come out his mouth is how great he is. In my book, I detest him the most.

          • first time lawng time

            Seriously, that “laser show” thing, wasn’t that funny. I honestly can’t picture Cano or anyother Yankee saying something like that.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      1. Beckett
      2. Papelbon
      3. Youkilis
      4. Lackey
      5. I’m gonna go with Beltre.

      I go back and forth on whether I dislike Beckett or Papelbon more though, honestly.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        How could you hate Beltre after this

        • http://fmylife.com Bryan

          The last one is absolutely amazing.

        • Jerome S.

          haaaaahahahahaha

        • Avi

          HA!! This is the funniest baseball video I’ve EVER seen!
          I can’t catch my breath from laughing so hard.
          They really drove him crazy!

    • mustang

      Papelbon, Papelbon, Papelbon and Papelbon

    • Jerome S.

      I don’t know about you guys, but I respect Ortiz.
      now for the rant:
      Jonathan Papelbon is a monkeyfucking poser. One time I was watching him, and when he came into the game the announcers were saying that Paps has gotten more saves in the past two years than Mo (which is true). But the only reason for that is that the Red Sox’s sorry ass needs a helluva lot more saving.
      Ten minutes later, a 7-4 lead was 8-7 loss.
      Fuck Papelbon. Mo laughs at his 3.90 ERA.

      • first time lawng time

        Why do you respect Ortiz?

    • Pat D

      I don’t bother to rank them. But here are the ones that I truly, truly dislike:

      Beckett — major douchebag, beat the Yankees in 2003, seems like someone who has a very high opinion of himself and is overrated.

      Papbelbon — for pretty much the same reasons every one else has said.

      Ortiz — so his name was on that list of 103 players, he holds a press conference at Yankee Stadium denying it, and no one ever mentions it again? Meanwhile, ARod will quite possibly be denied the HOF because of being on that list and actually admitting to it. Oh, yea, because he whines after every ball/strike call goes against him and has had the audacity to say publicly that he should get every call.

      Youkilis — I was on the fence about him until the brawl with the Tigers last year. He totally overreacted, then he charges the mound and tries to get the upper hand by throwing his helmet at Porcello and guess what? Porcello still won the fight by throwing his ass to the ground. He just gives off this neanderthal vibe.

      Pedroia — He is, by far, the Red Sox player I hate most. He’s a good player, but he’s also overrated. He’s not going to have a long shelf life, and I think this year’s injury is Step 1 of that process. The media’s love of him probably fans my flames of dislike at him, but Pedroia reminds me of quite a few people I’ve personally known in that they all suffer from Napoleonic complex. You know, little man syndrome. They have short tempers, have an over-inflated sense of ego and act like the world is perpetually against them. His physical appearance just bothers me, too, much in the same way that Youkilis’ does. That’s not a good reason for disliking someone at all, but it contributes for some reason.

      As for other Boston players, it’s not worth hating guys like Drew, Ellsbury, Martinez, Scutaro, Cameron or Beltre. Buchholz might elevate himself to my list all things depending. I really can’t hate Lester because he had the cancer episode. I wouldn’t bother to hate Lackey and Dice-K, they’re just so mediocre and overrated that it’s not worth the effort.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        I hated Lackey when he was an Angel let me keep my hate for him sob sob

        • Pat D

          Oh, you can.

          With that Fox game where BuckCarver said he was just too gritty to give in and that’s why he gave up the go-ahead hit…well it was impossible to hate him anymore.

          Now you just kind of shake your head and laugh at him when you realize the Sox will probably get less out of him during his whole contract than the Yankees will get out of Burnett during his.

    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      1. Youkilis
      2. Youkilis
      3. Youkilis
      4. Youkilis

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    The Jets are 5-1, Giants are 4-2.

    Football life is good for (most) Yankee fans.

    • http://fmylife.com Bryan

      The Patriots are 4-1. Can’t forget bout’ dat!

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        There a few Pats fans here.

        My feelings about the Pats? Fuck ‘em. I’m not even a New York football fan (though I do have stronger feelings towards the Giants over the Jets), but Super Bowl XLII was one of my all-time favorite sporting events.

        No offense, though. Everyone is entitled to their own teams to be fans of.

        • http://fmylife.com Bryan

          Just for the record, I am a Pats fan.

          Today was a helluva win though, gotta admit. Kicked some serious Baltimore ass.

          As for XLII… I don’t want to talk about it.

          • Esteban

            After going to school in Boston, my hatred of the Patriots grew to the level of hatred I have for the Red Sox.

            Serious question: How do you become a Yankees fan and a Patriots fan. I used to think the fan bases would be mutually exclusive for the most part, but there are enough Yanks/Pats fans that it’s not a crazy anomaly.

            • Pat D

              There are all kinds of examples like that that I can’t figure.

              One guy on my current team at work roots for the Phillies in baseball and the Giants in football.

              On an older team of mine, there was on guy who rooted for the Phillies and Cowboys, and another who rooted for the Yankees and Cowboys.

              It was enough for my head to not explode.

    • pat

      Not for SaltyBuggah. Muahahahaha

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

    Good win by the Jets today. First place must look awfully nice to you Jets fans out there.

    I don’t follow football too much, but I’ll root for the NY teams (Buffalo excluded) to do well. So congratulations, Jets fans.

    • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

      It was as ugly a win as you could possibly have but a win is a win is a win

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

        Indeed. There is no such thing as quality of victory points in the NFL.

        • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

          Well, the NFL utilizes a playoff system, not computers.

  • mustang

    Can’t wait to next week when the Giants put that final nail on the Cowgirls coffin.

    • Pat D

      I’ll be happy when it happens, but the Cowboys still have too much talent to not be dismissed quite yet, and certainly not in a home game on Monday night, where the Giants traditionally have issues.

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

    So I’m going to switch to FIOS. Aside from losing channel 12, can someone explain to me why I shouldn’t switch?

    • Jose the Satirist

      The 20/20+ download/upload speeds for internet is enough reason to switch. It trumps any negatives.

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

        My plan would be 15/5. I’m not paying an extra $15/month for 25/25. It’s not a big deal to me. I just want TV and internet.

    • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

      FiOS is UH-MAZE-ING.

      The internet is super fast and you get NFL Redzone which alone makes it worth it.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        < Sunday Ticket.

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

          What does Bunk Moreland have to say

          • Jimmy McNulty

            He’s still mad at me and Lester for the whole fake serial killer thing.

  • http://fmylife.com Bryan

    Can someone explain to me whats going on with this Cablevision thing in NY? (I live in MA)

    • mustang
    • http://www.twitter.com/tomzig Tom Zig

      Cablevision is refusing to give into the demands of the networks. The networks want more $$$ and cablevision said no. In response the channels get pulled.

      • http://fmylife.com Bryan

        Gotcha.

    • first time lawng time

      Something like Fox and Cablevision got into an argument or something and I don’t really know, but I’m pretty sure that Fox isn’t paying cablevision anymore and so you can’t watch anything on Fox because cablevision won’t supply them or something.

      I could be completely wrong, but it’s something like that. Basically, you can’t watch anything on Fox.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    No matter what happens to you today, just remember things could be worse. You could be Kyle Orton.

    • Jerome S.

      It wasn’t his fault!!!

      • Jimmy McNulty

        No, but it’s still gotta suck to be him and the center tonight. Damn.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Obviously it won’t come in on FOX, but if you get WTIC on Cablevision (CH. 25 for me here in Greenwich, CT) you can get the game. Woo!

    • first time lawng time

      Teixeira lives in Greenwich you know.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Yep, A-Rod has a house here, too. Not sure if he still does, but Pettitte did during his first stint w/the Yankees.

        • first time lawng time

          OMG A-ROd lives there too?

          Look at that, you learn something new everyday.

          • larryf

            ARod has a coop on CPW. Maybe a house in Greenwich too.

  • first time lawng time

    So I looking back at the Yankees 2010 roster (as of the end of the year), I thought of things I think of when I see tham or trademark things that apply to each player:
    1. Teixeira: makes a weird face with his mouth when he bats
    2. Robbie: always smiles and has the weirdest voice ever. Seriously, it doesn’t fit him.
    3. Jeter: Gona be bald soon, you can totally tell
    4. A-Rod,: munches on sunflower seeds like a cow (no offense) and looks charged at the plate.
    5. Gardner: weird head
    6. Granderson: talks quickly and talks alot in interviews
    7. Swisher: LOL
    8. CC: Don’t mess with CC
    10. AJ: Tattoos, nipple rings, meltdowns
    11. Andy: looks like he could be in the mafia
    12. Javy: reminds me of voldemort when he’s not wearing a hat, for whatever reason
    13. Hughes: looks like a shark
    14. Golson: avatar
    15. Pena: looks like he’s 15
    16: Colin Curtis: face/head looks like a balloon
    17. Jorge: never smiles
    18. Cervelli: weird eyes
    19. Mo: weird windup. Like when he hunches over, you know?
    20. Robertson: HIGH SOCKS!
    21. Boone Logan: how everyone hated him in the 1st half
    22. Joba: BULLDAWG!!!
    23. Thames: dropped popup
    24. Gaudin: http://www.bronxbaseballdaily......audin2.png He looks so happy as he’s about to throw a meatball!
    25. Mitre: big nostrils

    I think I got everyone. Feel free to contribute and/or share opinions!

    • Jerome S.

      AJ Nipple rings?!?!
      Gross…

      • first time lawng time

        Used to lol.

    • Carlosologist

      For Thames, I would suggest his walk-off homer against Boston for his most memorable moment of the year.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      I cannot stop laughing at this.

      11. Andy: looks like he could be in the mafia
      12. Javy: reminds me of voldemort when he’s not wearing a hat, for whatever reason
      13. Hughes: looks like a shark

      What. I just… I mean, in a good way, but I can’t stop laughing.

      • first time lawng time

        Hahaha. I have interesting views (literally) on people. You can laugh, it’s all in good fun.

      • http://www.puristbleedspinstripes.com Rebecca-Optimist Prime-Mrs. OBP Jesus Maquinito

        The Hughes: looks like a shark is killing me.

        I totally get him about Voldemort does. Javy really does look like Ralph Fiennes in that make up

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        Wow, it just hit me; Phil totally does look like a shark.

        • first time lawng time

          Haha I know right!

    • first time lawng time

      And for the YES crew:
      1.Nancy Newman: clothes look young, hair looks young, face and neck look OOOOLD!
      2. John Flaherty: one word: BOTOX
      3. Michael Kay: looks like a boar or pig or warthog

    • Pat D

      For Teix, the thing that always comes to mind is the way he breathes while running the bases. He’s puffing his cheeks and everything that my dad and I have termed it his “Lamaze breathing baserunning” technique.

    • JerseyDutch

      15. Pena: looks like he’s 15 13

      Fixed!

  • Jerome S.

    For no reason that I could think of, I was just doing some Joba research.
    And for no reason that I could think of, I believe that he’s going to have a pretty ass-kicking 2011 campaign.

    • Kevin in Princeton

      +62

  • Carlosologist

    I hate that song TBS is playing on their postseason commercials. It’s so fucking hillybilly, it makes me sick.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      I remember when Kid Rock used to be the least talented person making music, than Katy Perry and her boobs got a record deal. My ears miss those days.

      • Pat D

        Easy solution: Look at her, don’t listen to her. That’s what I’ve found myself doing.

      • http://twitter.com/kschmidt2 Kiersten

        Of all untalented people in the music industry, you chose Katy Perry?

        /guiltypleasure’d

    • Jose the Satirist

      Which song?

      • Carlosologist

        I think it’s called “Born Free” or some shit like that. It’s awful.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Just listened to it, and it really is a terrible song.

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

            I’m surprised that Kid Rock still makes music. I mean I used to listen to him when I was like 12-13 (look we all had bad tastes when we were 12). I’m now 24.

            • Jimmy McNulty

              American Bad Ass, objectively speaking, WAS a good song.

        • Esteban

          What, you gotta problem with Americuh? You got a problem with freedom? Move to France then.

          /kidding obviously

          • Pat D

            Seriously considering it depending on how the next two elections go down.

            Then again, suicide is an option.

            Of course, if those crazies like Darren Daulton are right, I won’t need to worry about there being a 2013.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            Move to someplace where they don’t have freedom or baseball like Canada!!!!!!

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    NFL on FOX music has been better than MLB on FOX music for years.

    I love that they’re finally using the better music for both.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    I keep forgetting that Jon Miller is the Giants Radio guy.

  • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

    Non-HDTV is just the worst.

    /spoiled’d

    • Carlosologist

      I agree.

  • Carlosologist

    So, who thinks if the Giants beat the Phillies tonight that they’ll go to the World Series?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Doc, Oswalt, Hamels…strong front three, weak Giants offense…yeah I think the Phillies can come back from down two.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I do. How many times has the home team lost their first two at home and then won the series? I’m guessing not many.

      • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

        Never in the LCS, I remember a certain team that did it in the WS though :) (Actually, at least two. 1986 Mets and 1996 Yankees.) But just because it never happened before doesn’t mean it won’t happen…

        • Jose the Satirist

          Of course not. But I’ll play the odds and say if the Giants win they make it to the WS.

          • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

            That works. I can still see the Phillies coming back from 0-2, though. Maybe I’m overrating them.

        • Evan

          Three, actually. The ’85 Royals did it, too.

    • JerseyDutch

      Pretty sure they’ll have to win two more games.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Immature, I know, but I’m at the library getting some work done and I just let out a good ten second long fart.

    Feels good man.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      would it be unladylike to admit I laughed for about ten seconds straight at this?

      • Pat D

        Probably.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        People were giving me dirty looks…I don’t understand why. I clearly don’t give a shit, you honestly think that your funny looks is going to effect me? Fuck you if you think I’m going to the bathroom just to rip ass.

        • Carlosologist

          you are my new favorite poster.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Batting Utley second, I like it…The Book states that the best hitter should bat fourth or second.

    • larryf

      Tell this to Joe G.

      /Cano’d

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Great start Giants.

  • Carlosologist

    That play is why we love Mark Teixeira.

    • rek4gehrig

      Was just thinking the same thing. And Arod. In fact the entire Yankees infield is awesome.

      • larryf

        3 errors for Cano and only one was a glove error.

        Awesome.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Wow…things went from bad, to ugly, to god fucking awful all within a matter of minutes for the Giants.

  • Carlosologist

    I thought they stopped giving the high strike calls.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Man…

  • Esteban

    I appreciate that TBS has the Pitch F/X on all the time. On the other hand it’s much harder to be constantly befuddled by the umpires’s strikezones.

    • Esteban

      … without havinf pitch f/x there constantly.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      TBS’ PitchTrax seems off…do they use the same Pitch F/X technology that MLB.com uses?

      • Jose the Satirist

        I believe so. It looks the same to me.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    TENSE MOMENT

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Strike 2- I mean ball 4.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Jon MIller’s call “THAT WAS….WOOOOAH WHERE DID THAT GO”

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Giants Radio guys are killing the ump.

  • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

    Jonathan Sanchez struck out the side and still has a no-hitter going!

  • JerseyDutch

    The Giants are doomed!

    • Esteban

      There are definitely Giants blogs where people are panicking right now.

      • JerseyDutch

        It’s just not a RAB thread without some good early-inning panic.

  • Esteban

    So I was mountain biking in these trails in Cunningham Park in Queens today and right near the start of one of the trails, there were two sacrificed goat’s heads, with the body of one of the goats about 20 feet away. One of the grosser things I’ve seen, and I’ve eaten Guinea Pig.

    • Slappy White

      Sounds like we got ourselves a Satanic Cult up there. Be Careful

    • JerseyDutch

      That’s why I never go to Queens. Too many goat heads.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Probably the first time Cody Ross was booed by more than ten people.

    • Esteban

      Probably the first time he’s had more than ten people care one way or another about him.

    • larryf

      It would be as if Austin Kearns hit 2HR’s off Cliff Lee in one game.

      /YCPB’d

  • Slappy White

    Does anyone else think Roy Oswalt has a weird ass for a man ?
    The way he prances around after a pitch is very strange

    • Esteban

      I can’t say I’ve ever noticed his ass one way or the other.

      • Slappy White

        Come on man, you ate a fuckin guinea pig, you cant be afraid to look at ol Roys man ass

        • Esteban

          I’m not afraid I’ve just never looked.

          • Slappy White

            Just kidding man, but maybe you should bike on another trail. You know they start with animals before humans

        • Esteban

          And I ate the Guinea Pig in Peru, where it’s a delicacy (for some reason I don’t understand, it wasn’t that good).

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          oh my God I am laughing so hard

          • Slappy White

            I KNOW youve checked out Roy O’s ass :)

    • JerseyDutch

      If this turns into a Pavano’s mustache thread, I’m leaving.

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    Progression of the ALCS:

    Game 1: Yankees win after incredible five run comeback, scoring every run from the seventh inning on.

    Media: Texas is dead, no way the Yankees lose this series. They’re finished.

    Game 2: Phil Hughes gets the shit beat out of him by Texas as they blow out the Yankees.

    Media: The Yankees are dead,no way Texas loses this series with Lee pitching twice and Burnett pitching for the Yankees.

    ?????

    • JerseyDutch

      Funny how that happens. I’m sure whoever wins tomorrow will suddenly be a “lock” for the World Series. Despite the fact that there will be four games left.

    • Pat D

      Did you paraphrase this from a comment on No Maas?

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        I might as well have.

      • larryf

        From Michael Kay.

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    LOL, did McCarver call Oswalt Hamels?

  • pat

    I can’t believe this SF lineup is playing in the NLCS.

  • yankees1717

    okay, of all the anti-yankee MSM storylines, this one pisses me off the most.

    ZOMG THE RANGERS DID SO GOODZ TO WIN ONE GAME AT HOME!!!! THEY ARE GUARENTEED THE SERIES NOW!!

    jesus it’s advantage yankees cuz they took one game on the road… everyone acts as if the ballpark in arlington is the yankees home field.

    also, cliff lee is not unbeatable. sure, he’s a hell of a pitcher, but unbeatable? really?

  • first time lawng time

    So here is a list of things (not involving the actual play of the game) regarding specific current Yankees that I find irritating:
    1. Cano’s voice and the gap in his teeth. His hands are huge though. Not sure if that bothers me though. Just something I found interesting…
    2. The way A-Rod chews sunflower seeds and spits them out
    3. Brett Gardner’s voice and head
    4. CC’s teeth
    5. AJ’s mouth, like the shape of his lips is weird
    6. Hughes’s lips are way too moist.
    7. Robertson has bad hat hair
    8. Javy should grow some hair if he can, although I feel like he would look weird with hair. His lips have like a weird shape too. And his teeth annoy me. He’s just mess that one
    9. Girardi’s braces and how in interviews he slouches, rests his head on his hand, and makes stupid jokes while laughing with noone else laughing and while he laughs he gasps for air. I don’t really know.
    10. The way Swisher’s lower lip potrudes. (I probably didn’t spell that correctly)
    11. Austin Kearns has really bad skin

    Feel free to contribute and share your opinions.

    • yankees1717

      jeez man you’re very observant

      • first time lawng time

        Girl, but yes. 162 games and you’re bound to notice something lol.

    • swisher’s fauxhawk

      So, how much time did you spend compiling this list? Haha.

      Also, I’m not sure I’m qualified to add to this list as a male.

      • first time lawng time

        It doesn’t matter. You can add whatever you want I don’t care.

        • swisher’s fauxhawk

          It’s not that. It’s just that I haven’t been meticulously analyzing the physical features of the members of my favorite ball club. =)

          I could spend an hour doing a Red Sox list, though.

          • first time lawng time

            Haha. yeah. Red Sox can be summed up in 3 words:
            Ugly, dirty, grungy.

    • first time lawng time

      Also, ever seen Cano in clothes? He wears the weirdest things. Like one time he wore jeans and they had weird designs on the butt pockets and another time he wore jeans with a brown jacket/blazer thing and a hideous belt that belongs on a Texas redneck.

      I mean, you’re a boy, just wear jeans and a solid shirt it’s not that hard to screw it up. uggghhh

      • Slappy White

        How about ARods “Michael Jackson Thriller” jacket at the game one post game press conference ?

        • first time lawng time

          Ew that was terrible. But he usually dresses decently.

          Like this is nice:
          http://www.steinersportsmarket...../cano4.jpg

          This is not:
          http://www.steinersportsmarket...../cano2.jpg

          And don’t even get me started on that hideous beard he grows in the winter. Seriously, does he not see how stupid he looks?

          • Slappy White

            Yeah that second shirt looks like the designer was trippin acid. Maybe Robbie should hie “First time lawng time Fashion Consultants” …he needs the help

            • Slappy White

              hire

              /typing fail

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          A-Rod’s jacket is really hot okay. He can wear it whenever he wants.

          • first time lawng time

            See, I have a problem with leather jackets in general. That’s just me though. I’m very picky.

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

      Please don’t post that kind of garbage. That guy is a WFAN caller who just throws shit out there.

      • Slappy White

        So true. Any of us could just make up the nonsense that flys outta this guys mouth

      • Hughesus Christo

        I don’t know how breaking multiple stories is “throwing shit out there,” but okay. The only time I’ve seen him be wrong was on LeBron to NYK, and I’m not even sure he was “wrong”there.

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

          What stories has he broken?

          • Hughesus Christo

            Jets stuff, mostly. The Woodead garbage, Revis missing multiple games when they were still BSing it, Braylon’s DWI, Ferguson being there.

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

              Revis missing multiple games shouldn’t be a shocker, he missed all of pre-season.

            • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

              He also guaranteed Braylon would be cut before the Miami game. And criticized the MSM for sitting on their hands and not reporting it.

              Oh, Braylon wasn’t cut.

    • Hughesus Christo
      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        I hope Joe didn’t actually leak this, and I doubt it, because it’s really dumb fucking timing to do it in the middle of the ALCS.

        I’m calling BS on this one.

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

          because it’s really dumb fucking timing to do it in the middle of the ALCS.

          This.

        • Hughesus Christo

          No one said Girardi leaked it.

          • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

            So they figured it out by reading his mind?

            • Hughesus Christo

              All reporting: first-hand leaks and telepathy.

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

        Probably got it from Incarcerated Bob

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

        I don’t speak Spanish, but according to Google translate that says:

        According to some reports Joe Girardi has told people that no cercans to return as Yankees manager in 2011

        Yeah, sounds solid.

        • Hughesus Christo

          So an ESPN employee posted something that big with zero followup reporting? That’s not a mid-tweet either. I took it as threading the needle between plagiarism and breaking news.

        • Esteban

          that Joe Girardi has told people close to him that he won’t return.

          Same message, just clarification.

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

      I don’t know why the Yankees wouldn’t want to re-up with Girardi. He is a good manager. It’s not his fault that CC had to pitch twice in 17 (give or take) days. Or that Phil Hughes is still learning his craft.

  • All Star Carl

    Phillies just want Sanchez to stay in the game.

  • Chris

    The way Hughes and CC pitched, too bad the Yankees couldn’t fly Manny Banuelos in from Arizona to start game 4.

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone ever wondered what some of the players are doing right now? It’s hard to picture them as real people off the field, you know?

    • Slappy White

      I sometimes try to imagine what Jeter and Minka are doing but he seems to never be there when I do

      • first time lawng time

        LOL.
        Fun Fact (maybe fact IDK): Jeter has herpes.

        Not so fun if you’re Minka…LOL

        • Slappy White

          I think thats just one of those “insert celebrity here” rumors. Ive heard the exact same story about Mike Vick and LeBron

          • first time lawng time

            Yeah I heard he gave herpes to Jessica Alba.
            I don’t think it’s true though.

      • larryf

        She looks good in the current Esquire. What does she see in a balding shortstop, gidp machine with no range?

    • JerseyDutch

      I think A-Rod, Jeter, and Robbie are sitting somewhere drinking tea and talking about their feelings. That’s my guess anyway.

      • Carlosologist

        For whatever reason I can picture A-Rod trying to get into Jeter’s apartment.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        Jeter: So Robbie, how do you feel after losing yesterday?

        Cano: Well, I don’t really…

        A-Rod: It’s okay, man. Just let it out. You’ll feel better.

        Cano (A Sob bursts out of him): I…I don’t want to lose…I just want another World Series ring…

        Jeter: This is a good breakthrough, man. Share you’re feelings. We’re all here for you.

        A-Rod and Jete walk over and give Cano a bro-hug

        A-Rod: So how about that tea?

        • first time lawng time

          Hahahahaha that was great. It’s even funnier when you actually pitcure them saying those things with their voices lol

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      Andy says hi from right next to me!

      • first time lawng time

        He’s next to you?

        Funny, I expected something else…
        Sorry if this is inappropriate, I;m obviously joking.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          I was going to work more blue, so to speak, but this is a ~family blog~

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

            So instead of “next to me” you were going to say “on top of me”?

            • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

              Warmer.

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

                *eyes pop out of head*

                OK, I get the idea.

      • Slappy White

        Here We Go

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

        Hahahhah!

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

      Jeter is probably as dull as dishwater. Alex probably spends most of his time in the gym. Curtis Granderson is probably spends his down time saving the Beluga Whale from extinction and anywhere Nick Swisher is, it’s a party.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        I remember learning that Swisher builds lego objects as a hobby in the offseason. I distinctly recall a lego ship.

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

          If he’s doing it, it’s probably loads of fun.

      • http://theyankeeu.com Matt Imbrogno

        I wonder if all of Jeter’s conversations are as boring/dry as his interviews.

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

          I read a book on Lou Gehrig years ago (don’t even remember the title) but he really came across as dull. Hard working, dedicated, and utterly boring.

        • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

          I think he probably has a kind of dry/sarcastic sense of humor. Wouldn’t be AS boring in real life.

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

            Minka-“Derek, I’m going out naked mud wrestling with the girls from the Victoria’s Secret party. Want to come?”

            Derek-“Nah, I’m watching C-Span”

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

        Some more:

        Joba is drunk.

        CC hangs with his family. Definite homebody.

        Phil Hughes is the latter day David Cone. He goes out to clubs with Cano, Joba and Alex, but he just stands there awkwardly and looks uncomfortable.

      • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

        anywhere Nick Swisher is, it’s a party

        He doesn’t even have to be there. After all, he is the life of parties he has never attended.

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

          Well, Nick is certainly interesting, but only one man is THAT interesting.

          Stay thirsty, my friend.

        • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

          Nick Swisher can divid by zero (you started it, man).

        • Carlosologist

          I wonder what happens when Cliff Lee and Nick Swisher are in the same room. Does the world explode?

      • larryf

        Joba is threatened with extinction? I knew it!

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Defense, guys.

  • Carlosologist

    That was all on Fontenot. Sanchez and Posey backed off.

  • All Star Carl

    Pathetic umping.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Breaking news: Cody Ross has now assumed ownership of the Philadelphia Phillies organization.

    Ruben Amaro Jr. will be tendered his pink slip shortly.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Cody Ross is just plain killing it.

  • Carlosologist

    Cody Ross is going to be a San Francisco folk legend.

    • JerseyDutch

      He played for three teams this year? Is that right?

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        Florida and ‘Frisco.

        That is all.

        • JerseyDutch

          It looks like it says Toronto, Florida, and SF for 2010 on Baseball Reference but I didn’t think that was right. Must be a mistake.

          • Carlosologist

            I see where you’re getting confused. That TOT is Ross’ total statistics while playing with Florida and San Francisco.

            • JerseyDutch

              Ah, I see. Duh. That makes more sense.

        • larryf

          Anyone who says ‘Frisco….has never lived there.

          • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

            Do they hate it or something?

            • larryf

              Just not what the locals say (I lived there). It’s like New Yorkers not from Manhattan call Manhattan “The City”

  • swisher’s fauxhawk

    Cody Ross = Philly killer.

  • http://www.facebook.com/cecala Joseph Cecala

    Who is Cody Ross?

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    I want this jacket so badly:

    http://shop.mlb.com/product/in.....27.1665471

    …Except I remember finding an even cooler version of it with brown sleeves. I love this thing.

    • Carlosologist

      Why would you get that? It would be outdated.

    • Slappy White

      I got the one just like it about three years ago with the 26-Time World Champions on it….might wanna wait til we win 28

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

      I want this so badly.

      http://site.unbeatablesale.com.....mst049.jpg

      Game, set, match. Have a nice day.

      • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

        I’d rather have the jacket. The chair is nice, but the jacket is more practical.

        To answer questions: Sure it’ll be outdated soon, but the Yankees win so many championships, every championship jacket will be outdated eventually. So 27 is the number I’m picking.

        • Slappy White

          Oh yeah , I still rock the 26 jacket. Now its a throwback

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

          A jacket is more practical than a recliner? Can you sit on your jacket as you watch a game?

          • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

            Ah but you can take your jacket to the game, or to a bar to watch the game.

            More mobile. More practical. Plus I think it just looks cooler (especially the brown sleeves one I saw).

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

              How many games do you go to a year? 10, tops.

              How many games do you watch a year? 170+

              Everyone who knows me already knows I’m a Yankee fan. The recliner is dah shit.

              • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

                True, but everybody who knows me does NOT immediately know I’m a Yankee fan, unlike you apparently, and flaunting the championships on my arms and back obnoxiously is just fun.

      • Slappy White

        I get chair
        Wifes cat picks hole in chair
        I Kill wifes cat

        You dont wanna be the guy at Rikers thats there for killing a cat

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

          Yeah, you’ll have to kill the wife as well. Just for street cred whilst in the can.

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    I remember friggen Chooch owning the Yankees when the Phillies came to New York in May of last year. I thought that was a bad display of letting a (then) scrub single-handedly win two of three in your own park.

    Then Cody Ross happened to Chooch’s team. I watched Cody Ross for years with the Marlins. Glad to see him successful and torching Philly. Fuck ‘em.

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      Well, Cody Ross isn’t a scrub, but he sure as hell shouldn’t be the lone reason you’re trailing 1-0 in a series, and tied in the 2nd game.

  • pat

    Oh man, NL baseball is so awesome. Watching Sanchez wave wildly at three pitches had me on the edge of my seat.

    • JDDZip

      Dont worry if we make it to the World Series CC will hit a home run.

      • JDDZip

        Off of halladay in the top of the 9th to win the game 1-0

      • Stratman9652

        Fun Fact: CC Sabathia has more homers in his career than Cervelli and Pena combined in thier careers
        Funner Fact: So does A.J.

  • Carlosologist

    I know that some of the regulars play The Show, so I felt like sharing an interesting thing that just occured in my game: My ERA and strikeouts match (1.62 ERA, 162 strikeouts).

    • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

      What was your BABIP?

      • Carlosologist

        I don’t even know. D:

        But since I’m a loser I calculated my FIP. It’s 1.60.

        • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

          xFIP?

          • Carlosologist

            xFIP is something like 2.30.

  • JerseyDutch

    I don’t like Shane Victorino. No reason. I just don’t like the cut of his jib.

    • ShuutoHeat

      He pisses me off for some odd reason.

  • Stratman9652

    So according to the fine folks on MLB networks XM radio station, clearly Texas is the better team and whats worse is they know it, the Yanks have absolutely no chance because they have no pitchers, and Cliff Lee will automatically win tommorows game. Not to mention AJ Burnett is an automatic loss and they can’t even trust CC anymore. Give. Me. A. Break.

    I nearly gagged listening to one of thier guys saying how if you take out that 8th inning of game one, Texas has walked all over the Yanks. Well unfortunately Casey, that 8th inning does exist and its solid proof that the Yanks are never out of it.

    And I’ve heard enough about Cliff Lee. The guy is not unbeatable. Hes human just like every other pitcher (except Mo of course). Lest we forget that we have Sir Andy pitching tommorow, he of the postseason record that most pitchers wish they could have in a regular season. But apparently he is old and washed up and a total question mark.

    Is it wrong that I’m not the least bit worried?

  • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

    Fuckers.

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

    question for anyone that went to ALDS game 3 or might know, are the Yankees allowing bags into the Stadium for the playoff games? i seem to remember them not allowing that last postseason after starting up the policy at the end of the year. just trying to figure out if ill have to make a trip to the bowling alley before the game tomorrow. thanks

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      IIRC (alcohol) they were allowing small bags in, but it had to fit in a box like they do for carry-on luggage at the airport, but the box was smaller than that.

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Any soft-sided bag larger than 16 inches by 16 inches by 8 inches, including diaper bags, backpacks and purses

      http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com.....curity.jsp

      • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

        Any bag larger than that is prohibited.

  • poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag

    That tie game lasted for, like, all of ten minutes.

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

    BREAKING NEWS:

    Incarcerated Bob is now reporting that Bobby Valentine will replace Joe Girardi for Game 3 of the ALCS. Just Game 3, Joe needs a day off.

  • first time lawng time

    I know right?
    From what I’ve seen he looks good in solids. I don’t really like him in stripes, other than his uniform. And he’s been wearing checkered button shirts lately and I don’t like that. I don’t like designs on him period.
    My opinions:
    1. Yellow (http://www.lrmemo.com/v/vspfil.....cano-3.jpg)white (http://www.steinersportsmarket...../cano4.jpg) , and navy blue are good on him. Black is ok once in a while.

    2. No oranges or greens please
    3. Polos and plain t-shirts are good. Not a fan of leather jackets or jackets in general
    4. Never really seen him in a suit, but as long as it’s black and solid like A-Rod and not brown and gross like Tex: http://www.google.com/imgres?i.....#038;ty=41

    5. He looks better in his road uniform. They should let him wear that at home. IDK I think it’s the pants, they are tighter and not loose, but whatever.
    6. I bet he would look good in solid black sweatpants and a white t-shirt
    7. No pointed shoes, weird belts, rings, or chin straps/stubble
    8. Jeans. Probably medium wash. With no designs either.

    So if he does that, he’s be pretty good. Also, no muscle shirts or skanks like this:http://www.bustedcoverage.com/.....d-beef.jpg

    I don’t understand why he hasn’t figured any of this out yet.

    • first time lawng time

      Wow. Reply fail. My bad.

    • larryf

      so are you Donna Karan? Anna Wintour?

      LOL

      • first time lawng time

        LOL. No, above Slappy White was joking about how I should be his fashion consultant and this was supposed to be in response to that lol.

    • http://youcantpredictbaseball.wordpress.com bexarama

      This is…. very… thorough.

      • first time lawng time

        I;m very observative in case you haven’t noticed.

        • Esteban

          observant*

  • larryf

    Cody Ross would be a solid 4th outfielder on our team.

    Unfortunately our solid 4th outfielder is Austin Kearns…

    • FIPster Doofus

      Kearns had a better regular season than Ross, who happens to be going apeshit in the playoffs for some reason.

      • larryf

        not much of that was with us…

        • FIPster Doofus

          Skeptical, I took a look at Ross’ 2010 regular-season numbers and they were actually significantly better with the Giants than the Marlins. Small sample, but yeah, too bad Kearns couldn’t do the same thing.

  • Howie

    That closeup of Lincecum’s hands was one of the bad things about watching HD on a big screen. I’M EATING DINNER OVER HERE!

  • larryf

    Last month I was at a Yankee game at Camden Yards and was there very early and had great seats. Yanks took BP under the stadium and the players wore black nike short sleeve shirts. Cano is ripped. Huge biceps and triceps.

    My observation.

    • first time lawng time

      I know. You can tell he works out. He has nice muscles. Like they’re not too bug like body builders or the jerks on Jersey Shore. They’re good, because you can tell they’re there but there aren’t any veins or overly large and nasty.

      Glad I am the only one who has noticed this.

      • https://twitter.com/Carcillo_ Carcillo

        That you are the only one to notice?

        • first time lawng time

          I meant NOT lol my bad

      • JerseyDutch

        We’re inching towards Pavano’s mustache territory. Just sayin’…

        • first time lawng time

          Yeah, but girls notice these things so it’s not AS bad IMO. LOL

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

        Well, we all noticed but not quite in the elaborate detail that you did. In case you’re trying to tell us something, I just want you to know that we accept you and your alternative lifestyle.

        • first time lawng time

          I;m a girl. Not sure there’s anything alternative in that.lol

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

            Whoops! My bad.

            • first time lawng time

              lol no problem

    • first time lawng time

      He’s really turned into a man since last year. I mean look at him last year and looks at him now. It makes me think of this
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KLn8QZFWiKI

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

    Is there any weight behind what this Incarcerated Bob guy says on Twitter?

    http://twitter.com/incarcerate.....7688535209

    Check out his timeline for 3-4 other tweets basically saying the same thing.

    • FIPster Doofus

      Never even heard of him until now.

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

        He’s the guy who started the completely unsubstantiated “Joba gave A.J. his black eye” rumor.

        I don’t even follow him but about a dozen people retweeted him so it kept showing up in my timeline.

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

          Pfffft . . . what a douche.

          Everybody knows Posada did it.

        • Howie

          Sounds like you just answered your own question: he’s just some troublemaker looking to post something, holding out slight hope that he might be right, in which case he looks like a genius.

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

      Incarcerated Bob is now reporting that the next Yankee manager will be Don Mattingly.

    • Jose the Satirist

      If you just post an unsubstantiated rumor on twitter everyone picks it up?

      BREAKING: Yankees to add Vincent Price and R2-D2 to the Yes Network broadcast booth after the season. Michael Kay to be force fed condiments until he agrees to quit.

      • Esteban

        Sounds awesome!

      • larryf

        Some of us would relish this.

        • larryf

          /condiment joke

        • pat

          icwudt

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

        I can’t wait to hear R2-D2 say “SEE YA!”

      • FIPster Doofus

        *BREAKING NEWS* The Yankees have informed Bob Lorenz that his contract will be terminated after the 2010 season. Three sources say his YES Network replacement will be this guy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W45DRy7M1no

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

          Don’t fucking scare me like that.

          • FIPster Doofus

            Sorry, Mike. That was my best incarcerated bob imitation.

        • first time lawng time

          That guy’s almost as bad as Nancy Newman!

        • Esteban

          Haha I knew it was gonna be boom goes the dynamite before I clicked the link.
          He might be an improvement over Flaherty.

          • FIPster Doofus

            I would totally take dynamite kid over Flaherty.

            • Esteban

              That dude is still employed as a sportscaster surprisingly enough.

            • Esteban

              Who the hell gets gout? Get off your ass and do something.

              • Esteban

                AHhh reply fail

    • Howie

      I would think that if there were any truth to this, any of the many Yankees beat writers would’ve said it by now.

    • http://www.twitter.com/deanezag Zack

      Maybe he’s just trying to get in on the “Ask Joe” portion of the Joe Girardi Show

  • larryf

    Another observation:

    Cano and Jeter always play long toss 5 minutes before the Yanks take the field at home and 5 minutes before they lead off on the road. Cano is always by the on deck circle and Jeets is always way down the baseline in the OF.

    /superstition’d

    • first time lawng time

      OMG I noticed this too!!!

      Also, ever noticed how after wins in which Cano did like really really well, the players go doewn the line and high five eachother. Jeter always sorta hugs cano and puts his head in his chest as if to give noogie but without the noogie.

      Just something I’ve noticed.

    • Carlosologist

      Tex and A-Rod do something similar too. They throw a baseball around like a football and Alex catches with his back to Tex. I think it’s something that has to do with A-Rod being a huge Dolphins fan.

  • larryf

    noogie? You youngsters still using that term?

    How about CC always catching the ball barehanded when the infielders throw it to him? I thought it was just from the 3rd baseman but he took one barehanded from Jeter in the Texas game. Strange….

    • first time lawng time

      No. I only notice things with Cano.

      But I have heard that CC does that.

  • JerseyDutch

    My ears hurt.

  • first time lawng time

    Observation:
    Cano always chews sunflower seeds, just like A-ROd (the way they munch on them like cows is the same), AND chews bubblegum. At the same time…ew.

    Fact: His bubblegum is always pink. ALWAYS.

    • JerseyDutch

      Way back in the day (80s) guys used to chew bubblegum with chewing tobacco in it. Don’t see that much these days.

      • Esteban

        I don’t know about that, but Big League Chew was awesome.

  • larryf

    Isn’t Swish’s lower lip protrusion due to a pinch of Skoal?

    • first time lawng time

      IDK. But it’s kinda irritating. They all have weird lips did you notice that? Except Robertson, Mo, Jeter, Posada are the only ones that stand out as normal to me.

    • JerseyDutch

      Yep. You can see the round tin in his back pocket.

  • Esteban

    Anyone ever listen to The XX? Just dl’ed their album today, don’t know what to think yet.

    • Betty Lizard

      Love that album. Just love it. It’s acoustic and electronic and vocal and evocative but not depressing. It makes wonderful studio / working background music

  • Esteban

    If the Giants don’t win and Sanchez gets the loss, that means he pitched poorly right? That’s what that stat is telling me right?

  • China Joe

    How much do you want to bet that if the Phillies win this game the media will say the Phillies have the Giants right where they want them?

    Yankees split on the road: failure
    Phillies split at home: success

  • pat

    Shouldn’t have cut that one off, Ramon.

    • pat

      Ooo it was Huff not Ramon.

  • first time lawng time

    Anyone ever wondered what they keep in their back pockets? I know they have gloves in there sometimes, but sometimes they’re just so chunky it’s gotta be more than gloves.

    Just an observation.

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

      A lot of times it’ll be sunflower seeds and stuff like that.

    • pat

      Tins of dip usually.

      • Esteban

        Yea this.

    • larryf

      Jeter doesn’t chew seeds or gum but he has something in the back pocket in the pic above….

      next contract that he crumpled in disgust?

      • first time lawng time

        Maybe an overly large swollen wart?

        Oh wait he has herpes, nevermind.

        • Carlosologist

          How do you get herpes… on your ass?

          • larryf

            you can. Have some medical knowledge-not first hand thankfully. I think first time lawng time does too :-)

            • first time lawng time, but now canos fashion consultant

              Not first hand haha

              And…it’s 2010, anything is possible.

          • first time lawng time, but now canos fashion consultant

            … not gona explain this one.

  • JerseyDutch

    I’m no Oswalt fan but that was a stud move.

  • Esteban

    This was supposed to be Kanye West’s new album covered, but it was banned in the US

    (nsfw I would guess)
    http://cdn.nahright.com/news/w.....-cover.jpg

    • FIPster Doofus

      hahahaha

  • pat

    Why are they bringing Sandoval in now?

  • pat

    Hate Jimmy Rollins. SF bullpen fail.

  • first time lawng time, but now canos stylist

    Looking at the picture above Jeter and Pena should really wear the high socks.

    • larryf

      Jeet never has and I can’t recall Pena ever have. Berkman recently changed but he looks bad either way. Guy does not look like an athlete but you can’t argue with the results over the years.

      • Stratman9652

        I was wondering about Berkmans high socks. I had never noticed untill the last few games. They just really dont look right on a bigger guy.

  • Carlosologist

    And to think this was once a close game. Nice try, San Francisco. Get them at AT&T.

  • Stratman9652

    Funny, I was told by the media that Rollins was too hurt and could not be expected to produce this offseason.

    • Esteban

      YCPB!

      • Stratman9652

        I think it has more to do with the fact the the media has been exceptionally stupid reagarding this postseason. It seems every prediction they have made as to who will be good and who will be bad has gone the exact opposite way.

        • Esteban

          It’s almost like most of the media is made up of lazy (and some stupid) people.

          I try not to pay any attention to the opinions of most mainstream baseball writers.

  • Esteban

    Ehh game over (with SF’s offense) on to the football game.

    Of all places to have a team with the name Redskins, you would think Washington DC would be the last place to allow that. That name is pretty awful, though I don’t think the logo is terrible.

  • Carlosologist

    Fun fact: The Phillies picked up Jimmy Rollins’ 2011 option after a .296 OBP season.

    • http://www.twitter.com/jordan_smed JGS

      Fun fact: the Phillies picked up Jimmy Rollins’ 2011 option after a .296 OBP season in which he batted leadoff for 95% of his NL-leading 725 PAs.

      fixed

  • Esteban

    Haynesorth’s got a hottie with him in the luxury suite. Nice.

  • first time lawng time

    So, who the worst defensively:
    Posada, Cervelli, Victor MArtinez, or Varitek

    • JerseyDutch

      Marcus Thames.

      • JerseyDutch

        I know he doesn’t play catcher but you know…

    • mbonzo

      If you look at Cervelli’s numbers from the minor leagues, last year, and the beginning of this year; he’s actually a pretty good catcher defensively. Small sample size.

      • MikeD

        His reputation was as a good defender, and that was pretty much the case up until about June of this year. He is still pretty young and inexperienced from the MLB side, so I’d expect his defense to improve again. He’s more valuable getting 150 ABs, not 300. Hopefully we can fix that too.

        • Hughesus Christo

          I’m still of the opinion that he should be working at 3B and the corner OF spots this offseason. Inge 2.0, but with no power.

    • Gonzo

      Jesus Montero.

  • ChrisR

    Oswalt looks like a duck…

  • Carlosologist
    • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

      The wise and might Ben Kabak made that. You might have heard of him.

  • pat

    Dammit Shanny, why wasn’t Torain in to catch that easy TD? GRRRRRRRRR

  • Hughesus Christo

    CC, Hughesus, and AP all get rocked, Yankees go down 2-1. Big Game Allan James goes 8IP, 2ER, 8Ks, Yankees tie the series and are launched to #28.

    • Carlosologist

      You mean go up 3-1? I think we’re beating Lee tomorrow night honestly.

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

        So do I.

        Yanks sweep at home behind strong pitching performances from Andy, AJ, and CC.

  • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

    It sort of pisses me off that the NL pitches wear jackets while they’re running the bases. You can throw a ball ninety miles an hour. Be a man.

    • Pat D

      Don’t most AL pitchers wear jackets between innings when they’re, you know, sitting on the bench not hitting?

      • http://twitter.com/firstheart42 seimiya

        Yeah, but sitting on the bench is one thing, and being at bat/ont he bases is another.

    • CBean

      I’m ok with this because during the world series, this means our pitchers can wear their jackets to keep their arms warm. I thought Andy Pettitte was adorable last year, running around in his jacket. But then again, I always think Andy Pettitte is adorable.