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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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  1. swisher's fauxhawk says:

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

  2. 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!

  3. Carcillo says:

    Cowboys lose again.

    Hell yes.

  4. Kevin in Princeton says:


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

  5. dkla says:

    i love watching jonathan sanchez pitch. go giants

  6. Holy Jets, I can’t handle this heart attack

  7. Matt :: Sec105 says:

    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 says:

      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


      The Rangers have a pretty strong advantage there too.

    • seimiya says:

      Pretty sure Yankees wanted to be up 2-0.

  8. Carlosologist says:

    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.

  9. 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…

  10. bexarama says:

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

    Lord, beer me strength.

  11. mustang says:

    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 says:

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

    • Jimmy McNulty says:

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

      • mustang says:

        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.

  12. Tom Zig says:

    @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.

  13. first time lawng time says:

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


    • Tom Zig says:

      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.

    • Bryan says:

      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.

    • JGS says:

      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 says:

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

        • JGS says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

          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 says:

      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.

      • bexarama says:

        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 says:

          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!”

        • Ray Fuego says:

          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 says:

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

    • bexarama says:

      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.

    • mustang says:

      Papelbon, Papelbon, Papelbon and Papelbon

    • Jerome S. says:

      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.

    • Pat D says:

      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.

      • bexarama says:

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

        • Pat D says:

          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.

    • seimiya says:

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

  14. Carcillo says:

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

    Football life is good for (most) Yankee fans.

    • Bryan says:

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

      • Carcillo says:

        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.

        • Bryan says:

          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 says:

            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 says:

              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 says:

      Not for SaltyBuggah. Muahahahaha

  15. Tom Zig says:

    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.

  16. mustang says:

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

    • Pat D says:

      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.

  17. Tom Zig says:

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

  18. Bryan says:

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

  19. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  20. 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!

  21. first time lawng time says:

    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!

  22. Jerome S. says:

    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.

  23. Carlosologist says:

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

  24. Carcillo says:

    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.

  25. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  26. Non-HDTV is just the worst.


  27. Carlosologist says:

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

  28. Jimmy McNulty says:

    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.

  29. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  30. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Great start Giants.

  31. Carlosologist says:

    That play is why we love Mark Teixeira.

  32. Jimmy McNulty says:

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

  33. Carlosologist says:

    I thought they stopped giving the high strike calls.

  34. Jimmy McNulty says:


  35. Esteban says:

    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.

  36. Jimmy McNulty says:


  37. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Strike 2- I mean ball 4.

  38. Jimmy McNulty says:


  39. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Giants Radio guys are killing the ump.

  40. bexarama says:

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

  41. JerseyDutch says:

    The Giants are doomed!

  42. Esteban says:

    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.

  43. swisher's fauxhawk says:

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

  44. Slappy White says:

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

  45. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    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.


  46. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    LOL, did McCarver call Oswalt Hamels?

  47. pat says:

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

  48. yankees1717 says:

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


    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?

  49. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  50. All Star Carl says:

    Phillies just want Sanchez to stay in the game.

  51. Chris says:

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

  52. first time lawng time says:

    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?

  53. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Defense, guys.

  54. Carlosologist says:

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

  55. All Star Carl says:

    Pathetic umping.

  56. Carcillo says:

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

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

  57. ShuutoHeat says:

    Cody Ross is just plain killing it.

  58. Carlosologist says:

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

  59. swisher's fauxhawk says:

    Cody Ross = Philly killer.

  60. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

    I want this jacket so badly:


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

  61. Carcillo says:

    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.

  62. pat says:

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

  63. Carlosologist says:

    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).

  64. JerseyDutch says:

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

  65. Stratman9652 says:

    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?

  66. CaptainRaf says:

    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

  67. poster on another computer who happens to be a deuce bag says:

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


    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.

  69. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  70. larryf says:

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

    Unfortunately our solid 4th outfielder is Austin Kearns…

    • FIPster Doofus says:

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

      • larryf says:

        not much of that was with us…

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          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.

  71. Howie says:

    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!

  72. larryf says:

    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.

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


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

  74. larryf says:

    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.


    • first time lawng time says:

      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 says:

      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.

  75. larryf says:

    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….

  76. JerseyDutch says:

    My ears hurt.

  77. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  78. larryf says:

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

  79. Esteban says:

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

    • Betty Lizard says:

      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

  80. Esteban says:

    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?

  81. China Joe says:

    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

  82. pat says:

    Shouldn’t have cut that one off, Ramon.

  83. first time lawng time says:

    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.

  84. JerseyDutch says:

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

  85. Esteban says:

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

    (nsfw I would guess)

  86. pat says:

    Why are they bringing Sandoval in now?

  87. pat says:

    Hate Jimmy Rollins. SF bullpen fail.

  88. first time lawng time, but now canos stylist says:

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

    • larryf says:

      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 says:

        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.

  89. Carlosologist says:

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

  90. Stratman9652 says:

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

      • Stratman9652 says:

        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 says:

          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.

  91. Esteban says:

    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.

  92. Carlosologist says:

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

    • JGS says:

      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.


  93. Esteban says:

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

  94. first time lawng time says:

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

  95. ChrisR says:

    Oswalt looks like a duck…

  96. pat says:

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

  97. Hughesus Christo says:

    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.

  98. seimiya says:

    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 says:

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

    • CBean says:

      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.

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