Nov
01

Open Thread: World Series Game Five

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Faceplant. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

Okay, it’s time for the Rangers to put up or shut up. Their backs are up against the wall, Cliff Lee is on the bump, they’re playing at home … no excuses, they have to win this one. I know Tim Lincecum’s a tough matchup, but dammit do your stupid little antler and claw tricks and win. If the baseball season ends tonight, I will never forgive them. I’m not ready for baseball to go away. [/end rant]

Here’s tonight’s open thread. Aside from the World Series, you also have Monday Night Football (Texans @ Colts) and hockey (both Rangers and Devils). Talk about whatever, just be cool.

Categories : Open Thread

528 Comments»

  1. bexarama says:

    after what Greenberg said today, eff ‘em. Go Giants.

    (Because I’ve said this the Rangers will now win the Series. :/)

  2. JGS says:

    Baseball never goes away, it just transitions from one part of the season to another.

    Go Giants!

  3. ultimate913 says:

    So what’s this crap about Chuck Greenberg(Rangers owner) calling Yankee fans an embarrassment?

    • bexarama says:

      “I think our fans have been great,” Greenberg said. “I think particularly in Game 3 of the World Series they just blew away anything I’ve seen in any venue during the postseason. I thought Yankees fans, frankly, were awful. They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good. So I thought Yankees fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason. I thought they were an embarrassment.”

      a. Well the other team you played was the Rays. They have no friends so you know, yeah.
      b. Bashing the fanbase of a team you beat over a week ago while down 1-3 in a series? That’s bush league, bro.
      c. Just… wow.

      • bexarama says:

        and by “friends” I mean “fans”

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          Well, they don’t have any friends either, so it’s all good.

          As for Greenberg’s bullshit, someone should tell him the Rangers’ fan base isn’t exactly a high-quality one. The Rangers filled their ballpark to 63 percent capacity in 2010, finishing behind 11 non-playoff teams and a below-average 16th overall.

          • JGS says:

            In fairness to the Rangers, summer in Arlington isn’t exactly the most comfortable time of the year to sit outside for a while.

            • FIPster Doofus says:

              Good point. However, I still think a ballpark should be filled to more than 63 percent capacity over a season when the team that plays in it is a winning one.

      • Yanko says:

        MLB: It’s similar to what Kristen Lee, the wife of Rangers left-hander Cliff Lee, said about her experience at Yankee Stadium. She previously told USA Today that Yankees fans cursed at her and threw beer at her during Game 3 of the ALCS.

        “The fans did not do good things in my heart,” Lee told the newspaper. “When people are staring at you, and saying horrible things, it’s hard not to take it personal.”

        So, is Kristen Lee going to block Clifford’s path to Pinstripes or is she singing a different tune when Cash unloads 130 million dollars on her dude?

      • candyforstalin says:

        it makes you wonder what is it that he’s trying to accomplish here.

      • Kiersten says:

        The NYC area has nine professional sports teams. The DFW area has four. The Yankees are number one in New York. The Rangers are, at best, number two in DFW.

        Jealousy makes people say stupid things.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

        And as a huge Yankee fan, I’d say the same about the Rangers fans if I was at their stadium. You mean all sports teams have some fans who are assholes? Whoopdedoo, Greenberg, get off your high horse. Go make some hand claws and antlers to make yourself feel better.

      • CBean says:

        Considering most everyone I spoke to in Texas last week admitted to never even having bothered to watch a Rangers game until this postseason, I’m not sure he really has a leg to stand on in calling the New York Yankees fanbase apathetic.

  4. Dirty Pena says:

    Between Dallas Braden, Chuck Greenberg, Jack Z, C.J. Wilson, Mrs. (Kristen?) Lee, and the entire existence of the Angels, the AL West is turning into a giant pain in the ass.

    • Carlosologist says:

      You mean it wasn’t already?

    • bexarama says:

      I still adore CJ Wilson but dang was he whiny today.

      • UWS says:

        Oh? What’d CJ say? I saw him whining on twitter about fans booing Hamilton, is that it?

        /fellow CJ fan

        • bexarama says:

          Yeah, he was just being super whiny. And then he retweeted something that was like, “Other fans boo Hamilton because he’s such a good player.* It’s not an A-Rod/Bonds type booing where you’re angry at them for disrespecting the game.**”

          * True.
          ** Um.

          • Tom Zig says:

            I don’t know who to attribute this rebuttal to…

            Yes because doing drugs to help your team win is disrespecting the game meanwhile doing drugs to get high isn’t.

            • UWS says:

              Well, I think CJ’s point was that Hamilton’s heroic* recovery should somehow give him immunity from the opposing fans. Like, really, CJ? I love ya, but don’t be a fucking crybaby.

              *Give him credit for the recovery but it’s not like it wasn’t his own damn fault for getting himself all screwed up in the first place.

          • Kiersten says:

            Those who did steroids are EVIL!!!!!!1!!!11 and those who did heroin and coke are, awwwwww heroes.

      • Pasqua says:

        CJ Wilson = “Straight Edge” = Self-Righteous Douchebag

  5. Scotty says:

    I live in DFW and it is truly a man who knows his 15 minutes are about up nationally and is doing anything he can to stay in the limelight…get back to .500 or below where you belong Mr. Greenberg.

  6. Steve H says:

    A. Norv Turner
    B. Wade Phillips
    C. Brad Childress

    1. Wendy’s
    2. Burger King
    3. McDonalds

    Who ends up where?

  7. Carlosologist says:

    Let Greenberg talk all the shit he wants. He’ll shut his fucking mouth when we sign Cliff Lee. That’s why you don’t fuck with the Yankees: They’ll just buy your best and make you look like an idiot.

    • UWS says:

      I’d have preferred “beat your best”, but yeah.

      • Skye says:

        I would have prefer “beat ‘em” too, but since that didn’t happen, what about “buy ‘em and then beat ‘em”? =/

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      I expect Greenberg to whine about payrolls after the Yankees sign Lee. After that, a bunch of columns will be written nationally either bashing or defending him. And after that, everyone outside of Texas will forget Chuck Greenberg even exists.

  8. Steve H says:

    Lincecum, Fuck yeah!

    Greenberg, Fuck no!

  9. Rob Has No Innings Limit says:

    Did anyone else read Greenberg’s comments and feel like they were reading an excerpt from the “Burn Book” in Mean Girls?

    In a few hours, it’ll be back to Physics class for you, Chucky.

  10. Poopy Pants says:

    Seriously, who cares if he said that? Many Yankees fans DO act like assholes and pure trash.
    Most games I’ve been to consist of drunk Jersey idiots yelling ‘YOU SUCK!’ every time Jeter, Teix or A-Rod walk to the plate. Many Yankees fans are garbage.
    Maybe he shouldn’t have said it (who’s to say?), but it’s absolutely not important that he did say it.
    I wish people would stop with the fake outrage over words that aren’t important.
    He didn’t murder a child.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      And I’m rooting for the Giants.

    • UWS says:

      Don’t you think it’s pretty dumb for a CEO (a CEO!!) to badmouth fans of a team that’s been eliminated over a week ago while his own team is busy pissing away the World Series?

      /DNFTT, I know

    • bexarama says:

      They do, but there’s a pretty big difference between some assholes on the internet saying it and the fucking CEO of a team.

    • Tom Zig says:

      What is your position on the role of government in supporting innovation in the field of biotechnology?

    • Rob Has No Innings Limit says:

      Yeah, point is, he’s the CEO of a professional baseball team. He should be conducting himself with the dignity and class befitting his organization and position.

      Not like, yanno, a whiny little bitch.

    • Yanko says:

      I am a Yankee Fan. For a CEO to come out and badmouth an entire fanbase of any team is as unprofessonal as it can get.
      I though the Rangers team actually has been acting like a bunch of amatures. Molina banging his chest(wtf?), Ron Wash pumping more fists in a dugout than Cervelli does during a cornhole game, and since they have never been here, I understand how they would act like they have never been here, but maybe not to this extend. They are still a team build with baseball professionals, but they sure act like a bunch of amatures. The owner, the CEO, the Manager, the Catcher. Bunch of punks trying to bash the class organization is unreal. Dont defend this ass. Fans are Fans, what is this game without? So f you MR. Greenburg

  11. texas sucks says:

    Hank will fire back before the end of the week book it.
    Hal will sit back and watch ( and sign cliff Lee) Girardi and Cashman will send the scouts to Texas and we will destroy them next year.
    Yankee fans will throw airplane liquor bottles at hamilton.

  12. a plethora of pinatas says:

    I don’t know why he’s bashing Yankee fans in general. It’s not like ALL the fans in the stadium were acting that way. Yeah, the Ranger fans were soo classy when they were chanting,”Yankees suck, Yankees suck.” Give me a fucking break! We’ll sign Lee and the Rangers won’t make the playoffs next season. End of story.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      “I don’t know why he’s bashing Yankee fans in general”

      Because he’s a loudmouth, peabrained Texan who’s using up the last of his 15-minute honeymoon before Lee leaves and the Rangers’ bandwagon fan base goes back to not caring.

      • Carcillo says:

        the Rangers’ bandwagon fan base goes back to not caring.

        They won’t go away, only because with or without Cliff Lee, the Rangers are better than any of those shitastic teams in their divison.

        • FIPster Doofus says:

          I think the Angels could rebound if they do what’s assumed – which is to sign Crawford – and make a couple other upgrades. Their pitching rotation also sets up pretty nicely with Weaver, Haren, Piñeiro and Santana. The A’s, if they add a bat or two, should improve from 81 wins and also contend for the division.

          The West ought to be a much tighter, more respectable division next season as opposed to the cake walk it was for the Rangers this year.

  13. texas sucks says:

    RAB guys where is the thread for this?

  14. Since it came up on twitter today, who would be your top 10 Yankee prospects?

    I’d do a Montero-Banuelos-Brackman-Betances-Sanchez top five with a mix of Noesi, Adams, Heathcott, Murphy and Laird or Phelps.

    What about you?

    • mbonzo says:

      1. Montero
      2. Banuelos
      3. Betances
      4. Sanchez
      5. Romine
      6. Heathcott
      7. Brackman
      8. Adams
      9. Noesi
      10. Murphy

    • Betances has to go ahead of Brackman, and maybe ahead of Banuelos as well. He had a lights out year, was healthy and ahead of schedule from the TJS. His ceiling is equal to that of Brackman and he’s 3 years younger and further along in his development. I may even put Banuelos ahead of Brackman as well. His velocity jump raises his ceiling some, and he has great polish at a very young age.

      I guess my top 5 would be Montero, Betances, Banuelos, Brackman Sanchez. Romine and Nunez are (apparently) so close to the bigs they have to get some love as well.

      • mbonzo says:

        I agree that Betances goes before Brackman, but Banuelos and Betances have performed very similarly and Banuelos is 3 years younger. I’d agree that Betances has a higher upside because of his height and size, but Banuelos competing so well at 19 is unbelievable. He’s also a lefty who throws mid 90′s and only listed at 155 lbs, he could very well keep developing size and velocity. For that reason he’s above Betances on my list. Brackman was so low because I don’t think he’s had the breakout year he needs to prove his talent. Nunez doesn’t deserve to be a top 10 prospect unless he can replicate his first half 2010 numbers in 2011. Who knows if 2009 and early 2010 were just lucky seasons for the SS.

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I did this for the non prospect nerds.

      1. Jesus Montero (20/AAA) C- He’s the youngest player in AAA at age 20 and completely mashed. Overall batting line is .289/.353/.517 (.870 OPS). That may not be the sexiest line ever but he’s only 20. Oh and he was a complete black for the first couple months adjusting for AAA pitching. I think his line after the ASB better speaks of his abilities. .351/.386/.684 (1.080 OPS). But his bat was never a question. And as you all heard ad nauseum is that is glove is bad. Personally I think he can do fine being a C/DH for the future. He’ll be below average but the bat is worth it. Even if he doesn’t catch the majority of games in his career I believe his bat will still make him quite a valuable player.

      2. Manny Banuelos (19/ A+/AA) SP – The best prospect out of the Killer B’s in my opinion (Killer B’s being Banuelos, Betances and Brackman) Out of all three ManBan may even have the lowest ceiling but the highest floor. Not to his discredit though because the ceilings of Brackman and Betances are quite huge. But Banuelos has two plus pitches in his changeup and curve. What limited Banuelos prior to the 2010 season was his fastball. He has great control with all of his pitches including his fastball but it lacked velocity. Some days Banuelos would sit in the 88-90 range where others he could stay at 90-91. This year he seems he has improved it greatly where he had starts sitting at 93-95 touching 97 on a couple occasions. He’s a small dude being at 5’11 but he’s still only 19 years old. He may still grow a bit more getting a better frame. But if he maintains this spike in velocity he could be a force to be reckoned with.

      3. Austin Romine (21/AA) C – Perhaps the reason why the Yankees were willing to give up Jesus for Cliff Lee instead of waiting 3 months in FA. He’s got an average glove that can let him stick at catcher long term. His bat ain’t no Jesus but then again not much are. As a 21 year old in AA he posted a .268/.324/.402 batting line; respectable for a catcher. However last year he pulled the completely opposite of Jesus Montero, mashing early in the season and wearing down. His wOBA by month are as follows:

      April: .395
      May: .365
      June: .318
      July: .276
      August: .243
      September: .406

      He made insane production early on. It’s his first year of fully starting at catcher so he must have gotten tired. It’s no excuse but he’s got potential. And FWIW he played in a huge pitcher’s park with a wOBA of .269 home and .366 away in AA. For perspective Jesus Montero’s wOBA in the same park is .278. I believe in Romine. His bat can be above average for a catcher but with average defense. Lots to like.

      4. Gary Sanchez C (17/GCL/SI) – You can never have too many catching prospects. Sanchez has been described as Jesus Montero 2.0. Great bat (.353/.419/.597 in the GCL) and susceptible defense. It’s too early to project his defense since it’s 17 and could possible grow a lot more. FWIW his defense at this point compared to Jesus when he was at this age is a little bit better. Might not mean much but we’ll see how Sanchez grows. A potential Jesus Montero bat with the ability to stick at catcher is amazing. Let’s see how close he comes.

      5. Dellin Betances (22/A+/AA) SP – Betances remains somewhat as a lottery ticket. High upside and high risk. Much of that comes from injuries prior to 2010 with his large frame being 6’8’’. He’s got a plus pitch in his fastball which he sits at 93-95 and can ramp it up to 96-97. It has ‘plus life’ with it as well. He’s got a very good curve as well at 81-83 MPH with a good 12-6 break. Command is decent but needs work. He was able to cut his walk rate in half this year being a 2.4 BB/9. He’s also got a sexy 6.67 SO/9. His ceiling is a true number one guy but his floor is relatively low. His injury concerns and his shaky mechanics keep him below Banuelos in my opinion.

      6. Slade Heathcott (19/A-) CF – The 2009 first round pick of the Yankees truly has 5 tools though his power was absent. Regardless he had a decent year with a .258/.359/.352 line. He has a good batting eye with a 12% BB rate. He strikeouts a lot but should cut them down with improvements on his swing. The power or lack of it isn’t concerning just yet and he could provide some decent pop down the road. His defense reportedly looks great. Swiped 15 bags in 76 games but needs to improve his baserunning as he got picked off/caught stealing 10 times.

      7. Andrew Brackman (24/A+/AA) SP -Brackman took a huge jump this year. He was terrible last year but mostly due to him coming back fully healthy from TJ surgery. He was able to cut his walk rate nearly one thirds of what it was last year(6.4 BB/9 to 2.5 BB/9) and retained a high strikeout rate (8.1 K/9). A lot of groundballs for him too with a . Very similar to Betances with a good fastball and curve with a decent change. Fastball sits at around 94 and peaks at 97. Curve varies from time to time due to mechanics from his also large frame (6’10’’). Still has ace potential.

      8. Hector Noesi (23/A+/AA/AAA) SP – Doesn’t share the upside of other Yankee prospects but he still has a chance of being a mid to back end starter. He’s got a plus fastball in the 90-94 range with a curve that’s getting there. Decent change as well. He’s very close to being major league ready and there’s always value In these guys despite not having an ace ceiling.

      9. Graham Stoneburner (22/A-/A+) SP – Another 2009 draftee. Stoneburner has two plus pitches in his fastball and slider which he made a huge jump in. He had an average slider last year but this year it has been described as a true plus pitch from Kevin Goldstein. Good job at limiting walks and getting those strikeouts. Worst case scenario is that he becomes a reliever but should move up the ranks fast regardless.

      10. Jose Ramirez (20/A-) SP – The Yankees top sleeper took huge strides this year in becoming a top prospect for the Yanks. He was able to get a 3.33 FIP in 115 IP last year. Uses a fastball changeup combination both of them being plus pitches. Strikesout a lot of batters (8.2 K/9) but has a decent walk rate (3.3 BB/9) He’s one of my fave prospects in the org.

      http://www.pinstripealley.com/.....s-for-2011

      Linky for the next 10.

  15. texas sucks says:

    did I hear right today about Jeter to 3rd in 2012 and Nunez to
    SS????? Arod to DH??

    • Tom Zig says:

      Stop listening to Francessa.

      • Rob Has No Innings Limit says:

        Advice that has lasted through the ages.

      • vin says:

        I think it came up in a Bill Madden article today for the Post.

        I don’t really mind the plan if you replace Nunez with Tulo.

        • Yeah, if the real plan is to make a trade of some sort then you have to say “we’re happy with our hotshot prospect” for negotiating purposes. Putting Nunez at SS in 2012 sounds a lot like “Bubba Crosby is our CF” to me.

          • mbonzo says:

            What do you think about signing Mark Reynolds to be a utility player this year? I know he’s not close to the best fielder, in fact he’d probably be the worst infielder we have, but there is no doubt that Jeter and Arod are going to spend some time on the bench or DHing. Reynolds posted one of the lowest BABIPs this year but still hit 32 home runs. Kevin Towers is no stranger to the Yankees and wants to develop pitching on the Diamondbacks. Yankees have excess pitching! Reynolds is also due a lot of money for a guy striking out so much, $5 million in 2011 and $7.5 Million in 2012, something the Yankees would barely blink at. He’s a perfect buy low candidate, and he might have some success with Long in the strike out department. Even if he doesn’t, hes a much better option this year than Thames, and lines up perfectly with Cashman’s vision of getting younger.

  16. mbonzo says:

    Greenberg shouldn’t have said what he did but there is some truth to it. If you sit in the rich people section, which I’m sure he does, you are surrounded by business people, the only ones who can afford the $1,000+ seats. These are your apathetic fans, the ones who are only at the game because their boss told them they could go. The post-season fans were not loud at all, but the Yankees were losing most of the time, so I don’t think there was much of a difference between regular and post season cheers.

    As for violence, I only ever see violence in the grandstands or bleachers. I have never seen 2 Yankees fans fight, and I have never seen a Yankee fan throw the first punch. Every time I’ve seen a fight, its been by a fan of the opposing team purposefully and aggressively attacking fans trying to cheer the Yankees. These fights only last 10 seconds at most before security gets involved. I’ve been to other stadiums and the same things goes on, the expensive seats are quite and people fight for a few seconds.

    He is just pandering to Lee’s wife’s insinuations. He’s trying to get an upper hand in the trade talk and make this an issue with the media. The Yankees FO won’t comment on it now because they can’t talk about Cliff Lee much til he reaches free agency. If you want to see who has better fans, all you have to know is that the Yankees had 1.2 million more fans attend home games this year than Texas. A CEO trying to fix a team coming off of bankruptcy should be trying to replicate the Yankee’s fan base model, instead of criticizing it.

  17. Tom Zig says:

    So there are two choices here.

    The Yankees can respond to Greenberg’s comments by unleashing Randy Levine and Hank Steinbrenner on him.

    OR

    They’ll have Cashman or Hal respond with something to the effect

    “The Yankee organization is deeply disappointed in Mr. Greenberg’s comments about our fan base. As you all know we are an organization that prides itself on class. We have had few to none violent incidents at the stadium this year. We even increased the security for the ALCS. Surely Mr. Greenberg is referring to isolated incidents. We hope that a few bad apples don’t spoil the bunch.”

    I hope it’s the latter.

  18. ultimate913 says:

    Cliff Lee did not strike out Chuck Norris with 2 pitches. Chuck Norris was batting and struck Cliff Lee out with 1 pitch, in one at bat.

  19. doc says:

    This is Greenberg’s way of trying to convince Lee to stay in Texas. Why would anyone want to play in Texas when you can play in Yankee Stadium?!?! Let’s Go Giants!!!

  20. first time lawng time says:

    I know you guys want the baseball season to continue and an epic world series, but I want to sluaghter the Rangers. I want Cliff Lee to get the loss, I want him to have a meltdown, and I want it to happen in the Ranger’s home field.

  21. texas sucks says:

    long night
    Both these guys are ON!

  22. texas sucks says:

    any chance we can get Cody Ross in the offseason and throw him in the outfield platoon?

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Doubt it. He’ll be able to get more money and playing time elsewhere.

    • JGS says:

      Nah–he’s older than Granderson and only a month younger than Swisher, will be on the wrong side of 30, and despite this postseason, really isn’t that good (career .323 OBP and decent but hardly remarkable defense).

      Pass

  23. texas sucks says:

    Wow that looked like Lee’s wife with the antlers on?

  24. Steven Goldman at Pinstriped Bible and out EJ over at TYU both recently made the case for NOT signing Lee. The crux of their argument is the team will have loads of money tied up in aging, unproductive players in a few years. In 2013, you could have a 38 year old Alex, 35 year old Lee, 39 year old Jeter, 36 year old Burnett and 33 year old Tex eating up 100+ mil of your payroll.

    So how many years you give Lee?

    • Since Lee isn’t about ‘stuff’ as much as he is command and control, I think he’ll age well. Being a lefty in Yankee stadium doesn’t hurt either. I’d prefer 4, but will go as high as 5. If it gets past 5, I start burning up the phones for the trade market.

    • ZZ says:

      6 years.

      Too many things in Yankee land are analyzed based on player acquisitions and team construction only on a 1 year basis. That is not how the Yankees operate though.

      Pettitte likely has one year at most left and younger pitchers like Betances, Brackman, or Banuelos are going to need to be incorporated into this team as soon as 2012. Acquiring Lee is key to comfortably incorporating those pitchers.

      An extra year or two is inconsequential to the Yankees at the back ends of their free agent deals as long as they get the expected production at the front. They can absorb that type of money at the end if necessary, which I don’t think will happen with Lee.

      Over the long run, they may actually end up saving more money by signing Lee than not signing Lee. It allows them to incorporate young pitchers patiently and stay away for mid tier FA pitchers who are the ones that end up burning you.

      I have no issue with the Yankees go 6 with Lee and that is what it probably will be.

  25. texas sucks says:

    As I predicted the Freak is on, this game will end in the bullpens and that means Texas Rangers your season ends tonight.

  26. JerseyDutch says:

    Anyone know the ratings on last night’s game? Did it beat the channel with the scrolling TV schedule?

  27. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Giants, crush those Texans.

  28. ZZ says:

    The Yankees have a plaque the size of Texas out in Monument Park celebrating GMS who said and did a lot of things worse than Greenberg today.

    This is certainly not the first time an American CEO has acted unprofessionally.

    Lets save the moral outrage Yankee fans. Ranting and whining about Greenberg’s ranting and whining just gives more play to this non story.

  29. texas sucks says:

    Lee needs to get bombed so we can get a discount this off season!

  30. first time lawng time says:

    Heard about Greeneberg (I though Nolan was the owner. lol oops)…let’s take his quote apart piece by piece.

    I thought Yankee fans, frankly, were awful.
    Really? That’s awesome. I’m sure the Rays owner, Yankees owner, and Giants owner think your fans with their stupid claws and antlers are awful….Noone gives a crap about your opinion….focus on your possible WS exit.

    They were either violent or apathetic, neither of which is good
    I want proof of them being violent. I’m pretty sure that even if there were a few violent fans that is an EXTREMELY small sample size. Apathetic as in showing little emotion? Well that’s generally what happens when your team is losing a series and is pitching/hitting horribly. Kinda hard to get into it. (and really, there were no fans acting in between? Yeah OK)

    So I thought Yankee fans were by far the worst of any I’ve seen in the postseason.
    Let’s see what fans you’ve seen this post season: Rays are non existent, Giants, the team you are facing now, and the Yankees. You are pretty much comparing one team to another. Yankees to Giants. Small sample size. You can’t compare apples to oranges…they’re different.

    I thought they were an embarrassment
    1. Embarassment to what?
    2. Who are you to be judging other teams’ fans?
    3. In my opinion your claws and antlers make you and your fans look like uneducated dumbasses (well, it is Texas). That, in my opinion, is embarassing.
    4. Why do you care how Yankees fans are acting? Why aren’t you criticizing Phillies fans (who I think are the worst)?
    5. Where were your fans and claws and antlers crap when your team sucked for the past decade?

    So basically, your team is on the verge of elimination and your criticizing Yankees fans. That makes perfect sense. What do the Yankees have to do with you right now? Worry about your team facing elimination instead of how the Yankees fans acted when their team was facing elimination.

    • ZZ says:

      Noone gives a crap about your opinion

      Clearly you do.

      • first time lawng time says:

        I don’t care that he thinks their an embarassment. I care that he’s announcing it to the world and acting like a dumbass when his team is on the verge of elimination. Really unclassy.

        It’s hypocritical. He’s calling Yankees fans an embarassment, yet he’s acting like an embarassment to his organization.

  31. Mike R says:

    Is it bad that I’m literally dreaming of seeing Cliff Lee in Yankees pinstripes.. The guy is cooler than the other side of the pillow. You wouldn’t even know this guys pitching a World Series must win game tonight. I don’t know who seems more cool under pressure Lee Or Halladay who didn’t even seem to realize he pitched a playoff no hitter.

  32. first time lawng time says:

    Anyone else think that all this Cliff Lee love will disappear (or not be as much) if he signs with the Yankees?

  33. texas sucks says:

    bummer I like to see Molina bang on his chest and see the fat roll like a tidal wave.

  34. first time lawng time says:

    Lincecum in a bowtie….

    Wow…he looks so goofy!!

  35. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Lincy getting squeezed.

  36. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Wow, that was disgusting.

  37. texas sucks says:

    Lincicum is a FOD Friend of dorothy

  38. Mike R says:

    I also just heard something of the Rangers CEO releasing comments saying how the Yankees fans were awful… It’s a CEO like that who can single handedly set an organization back. They should be worried about game five of the World Series, not bashing Yankees fans after beating them more than a week ago. Give me a break If Cashman came out and said that Rangers fans were a joke with their “Claws” and “Antlers” being pretty much bush league I could only imagine how much shit he’d get. Thankfully the Yankees are not that stupid neither is Cashman. If I was a free agent I certainly don’t want to sign with a team that resorts to bashing fans of a team they beat when they should be worried about WINNING A GAME! Pathetic and classless by the Rangers CEO.

    • first time lawng time says:

      I still don’t understand the point of him saying that. Did he just randonly say it or was he questioned about the Yankees fans?

      I mean either way it was stupid and unclassy for him to say.

  39. texas sucks says:

    This kid Posey is nothing wait until you guys see Yankee Jesus.

    • texas sucks says:

      Posey is a better defensive catcher but Montero will be hitting bombs the likes of Arod in his prime.

      • Shaun says:

        Heck he might be hitting them like Barry in his….ahem his chemical prime.(but of course Montero won’t need the juice to do it)

  40. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Wow, great AB by Posey.

  41. texas sucks says:

    Lee has everything working tonight. He is better than Sabathia!

  42. first time lawng time says:

    What is it with people bashing the Yankees this year and starting drama? (I know it’s like that every year, but it seems there’s so much more drama this year compared to last year.

    Let’s see what’s happened:
    1. Dallas Braden and his mound
    2. Dallas Braden’s Grandma
    3. Only the Yankees have flaws…they’re the worst 95 win team ever!
    4. Yankees better watch out..Red Sox aren’t dead yet
    5. Jeter’s a cheater
    6. Mrs. Lee and the so called incidents
    7. Yankees fans are an embarassment

    Am I forgeting anything?
    Numbers 3 and 4 are mostly in reference to everyone bashing the Yankees and acting like they’re pathetic when every other team was either just as bad or worse.

  43. FIPster Doofus says:

    Pistachios are using keyboard cat and Lewis Black in their commercials. Impressive.

  44. Mike R says:

    Big Time Timmy Jim really gets overlooked with Lee pitching as great as he has.. This guy is no fucking joke obviously after winning two Cy Youngs.. Dude blatantly looks like a stoner too which cracks me up. Guy really has awesome stuff, a complete pitcher at age 26.

  45. MarsRedRover says:

    I am just happy that the Yankees are never far from anyone in MLB’s thoughts no matter what other important crap is going on. Even when we’re not there. We’re there.

    Hush little baby don’t say a word
    And never mind that noise you heard
    It’s just the beasts under your bed
    In your closet in your head

    Bahahahah.

    -Evil Empire’d

  46. Mike R says:

    It’s amazing how bad Hamilton looks at the plate compared to how good he looked versus the Yankees.. Apparently the Yankees should literally take all the tips they can from San Fran in order to pitch to him next year..

  47. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Holy shit. What a stud.

  48. texas sucks says:

    Hamilton,Elvis Cruz Vladdy Molina all knew what was coming and where the pitch was headed?

  49. texas sucks says:

    Molina and Trainor hit us? Where are they now. Yankees got played. I hope Girardi learned from it. I would love to see cerveli dumped in a trade and a defensive catcher signed.

    • Pasqua says:

      Texas was hot and outplayed us by leaps and bounds. Now, Texas is cold. Shit happens.

    • UWS says:

      1. Please use the reply button.

      2. Anything can happen in a 6-game stretch, it’s the definition of SSS. Rangers hit a ton of bleeders, duckfarts and balls that just barely squeaked through. Giants pitching is best in the majors, it’s no surprise they’ve owned the Rangers.

      3. Yanks got outplayed, plain and simple. Accept it and move on. Or, you know, look for conspiracy theories. Whatever helps you sleep at night.

    • ZZ says:

      What happened to the Yankee lineup between the ALDS and ALCS?

  50. Pasqua says:

    “Who’s gonna get the ‘L’?” Rather negative, Mr. Buck.

  51. CBean says:

    I actually would enjoy it quite a bit if the Rangers lost in Arlington.

  52. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Ugh. Fuck Cruz.

  53. UWS says:

    So close ;_;

  54. Mike R says:

    It’s amazing how incredibly lucky Cruz gets out there in right field. First off he’s lucky that first ball didn’t get by him with the worst dive in history. Second off with that fly ball and almost every fly ball hit towards him the guy needs a fucking map to figure out where the balls gonna be.

  55. Carlosologist says:

    Posey got me excited for nothing. :(

  56. FIPster Doofus says:

    This game is really doing all it can to make up for an otherwise undramatic, crappy series.

  57. texas sucks says:

    Freak give up a hit? get the pen ready?

  58. Leo in Houston says:

    This game will go to Texas. Their backs agaisnt the wall, their shirt tails on fire and the bill collector’s at the door. They want to win and they need to win. The Giants, on the other hand, don’t have to win and might even rather win in San Francisco. As Archie Bunker would say “ipso fatso the Rangers will win”.

  59. Carlosologist says:

    So when the Giants clinch tonight, who’s World Series MVP? There’s really no clear-cut candidate.

  60. swishers fauxhawk says:

    It’s the 7th inning.

    The game’s only been on for an hour and a half.

  61. Stratman9652 says:

    Don’t blink or you’ll miss an inning. Damn I might get to bed at a decent hour tonight.

  62. texas sucks says:

    Yankees should have changed their signals like SF does. I can not read Lincicom’s pitches for shit as Hamilton swung for a curve and got heat.

  63. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Dang, the Rangers turned that threat into a 7 pitch inning. Impressive.

  64. rek4gehrig says:

    I’m loving Buster

  65. Mike Axisa says:

    This game is entering epic territory.

  66. Stratman9652 says:

    Uribe RBI, book it.

  67. texas sucks says:

    love the Ross he is what Gardy should have been this postseason.

  68. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Come on…Giants.

  69. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Bunting

  70. All Star Carl says:

    This game feels like another Giants game.

    Giants will win.

  71. Carlosologist says:

    The investment better not get hurt busting his ass on a bunt.

  72. texas sucks says:

    nice bunt huff ??? and Lee is like a cat off the mound.

  73. Let’s go, Pat the Bat. Time to be a hero.

  74. FIPster Doofus says:

    I don’t like bunting with Huff (or anyone, really). He’s their second-best hitter.

  75. swishers fauxhawk says:

    That’s the first hard-hit ball Burrell’s had all series.

  76. texas sucks says:

    go old school here and Squeeze.

  77. Kiersten says:

    Oh, how I’m going to enjoy watching Cliff Lee pitch in the Bronx a year from now.

  78. UWS says:

    What they chanting?

  79. Stratman9652 says:

    Pat, studies show if you keep your eyes open your chances of hitting the ball increase by a factor of ten.

  80. texas sucks says:

    horrible should have squeezed there.

  81. UWS says:

    Damn you, Burrell.

  82. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Yeah, who could have foreseen that?

  83. FIPster Doofus says:

    And that’s why ya don’t bunt.

    /J. Walter Weatherman

  84. rek4gehrig says:

    Well well well…I could’ve predicted that.

  85. texas sucks says:

    Renteria MVP

  86. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Yeesh, Burrell is such a douche.

  87. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Nice.

  88. FIPster Doofus says:

    Edgar!

  89. Mike R says:

    And would ya look at that…

  90. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Renteria!!!!!

  91. And Edgar will be going home to fuck the prom queen.

  92. rek4gehrig says:

    Yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh

  93. texas sucks says:

    I called it

  94. Kiersten says:

    EDGAR RENTERIA??????

  95. UWS says:

    Well, I’ll be…

    Renteria for MVP?

  96. rek4gehrig says:

    Welcome to the Bronx, Mr. Lee

  97. Stratman9652 says:

    So that answers that whole MVP question….

  98. mbonzo says:

    Damn I wanted him to throw up a claw after that HR.

  99. CBean says:

    HA! awesome!

  100. Leo in Houston says:

    If Giants win Renteria gets MVP.

  101. Yanko says:

    F Cliff Lee

  102. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Renteria, paid by and sponsored by Red Sox Nation.

  103. Hall and Nokes says:

    Renteria off of Rentapitcha!

  104. Carlosologist says:

    OMG
    JIMP
    WTF

    AHHHHHHHHHH

  105. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    God I hate Burrell so much…

  106. JerseyDutch says:

    Fuck you, Rangers!

    (too bitter?)

  107. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Aww, that was an adorable manhug.

  108. texas sucks says:

    No Joy in Dallas this week LOL

  109. texas sucks says:

    Once I saw GWB in the stands I knew the Giants would win,

  110. Gonzo says:

    That made me smile.

  111. texas sucks says:

    So does that knock lee down to 18 mill a year.

  112. Carlosologist says:

    Cliff Lee cannot return to Texas, like ever. We’ll accept him with open arms and a blank paycheck.

  113. ultimate913 says:

    I’ll just leave this here…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....id=5731229

  114. Frank says:

    Just wondering- if Lee winds up losing 2 games in this WS, does his price drop back down?

  115. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Oh, Vlad. So predictable.

  116. Leo in Houston says:

    It aint ova

  117. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Easy there, Lincy.

  118. rek4gehrig says:

    This is good. Give them a little bit of hope and then…..

  119. Stratman9652 says:

    I guess they figured they would have to use up the fireworks sometime…

  120. texas sucks says:

    Freak got smoked on that one.

  121. Wil Nieves #1 Fan says:

    Big Timmy Jim.

  122. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    So are Cliff and Timmy determined to send this pitching duel to the shitter?

  123. CBean says:

    Ok Timmy, one’s ok. But let’s stop that right now.

  124. Betty Lizard says:

    I like Vlad Guerrero. And when he strikes out or bobbles the ball, and old Arthur Kopit play comes to mind, except that instead of “Oh Dad, Poor Dad” it’s “Oh Vlad, Poor Vlad, Mama’s Hung You in the Closet and I’m Feeling So Sad.”

    OK, that’s all.

  125. murakami says:

    I don’t want Lee.

    He’s 32 years old.

    Re-sign Andy, AJ hopefully has a better year, PJH will be on regular inns, and CC will be recovered. Hire a pitching coach who will get Chamberlain back on track as a starter, have guys like Noesi and Nova in the mix, and away we go.

    Enough of spending on other people’s 30-plus pitchers and blocking our own system guys.

    • ChrisR says:

      If that 30 plus pitcher can bring us a championship or two, I wouldn’t mind

      • murakami says:

        Yeah, God knows we could have used him in 2009…Oh, wait

        • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

          That’s a strawman argument and it does nothing to make his statement invalid.

          • murakami says:

            My point is, Cliff Lee doesn’t mean we win the WS. We won without him last year. Equating Cliff Lee with the Yankees winning another WS also implies the opposite, that they CANNOT win it without Cliff Lee, but in fact, they did that very thing, last season.

            There’s no straw man anything in that, friend.

            Cliff Lee is a good pitcher. He’s also an old pitcher, or at least, he WILL be during MOST of his tenure with the Yankees.

            Passing on him does NOT mean we are doomed not to win, nor does signing him guarantee jackshit.

    • texas sucks says:

      Andy may be done. he would not pitch in game 2 because of back issues. time to build for another run before Arod and Jeter are done.

    • Carlosologist says:

      The Yankees have pretty much decided Joba is a reliever. Lee will age well because he’s never relied on hard stuff, just command and control.

    • bexarama says:

      That’s way too many question marks for a team like the Yankees.

      • murakami says:

        Gimme a break. You don’t think a 32 year old pitcher who had back problems this season is a risk?

        This is what I mean – the idea that Cliff Lee is some kind of sure thing. He’s not. And I don’t to pay him for his dotage while young arms in the system get blocked and traded off.

        It’s a joke that Joba got banished to the bullpen for all eternity while Javier Vazquez couldn’t get out of the fifth inning.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

          He’s a more sure thing than prospects. Also, Javy was the team’s best or second best starter for a stretch during the season.

          I love prospects as much as the next guy, but Cliff Lee is a different type of beast. He’s the guy you want your best prospects to turn into.

          Now, number of years on the contract is another issue, but that doesn’t take away from what Lee brings to the team.

          • murakami says:

            Javier Vazquez is 31 years old. Who cares? Joba Chamberlain had a stretch in 2008 where he was one of the best pitchers in baseball. At age 23.

            Lee is an excellent pitcher, that’s not the point. He’s 32, that is the point.

            The same argument has been made about Halladay, control pitcher, pounds innings, injury resistant. Tell it to Phillies fans.

            The number of years IS the issue. If you told me we could sign Lee for a year, of course that would be immensely attractive. You’re willing to pay this guy and have him block someone like Banuelos, through Lee’s 3-4-5-6th year, and the YOUNGEST he’ll be during that stretch is 34. No thanks.

            Further, a guy went 8 innings to pitch his team to a 3-1 WS lead yesterday – a guy who was considered a “bust” who didn’t know where the ball was going, who lost velocity, etc, just last season.

            • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

              If all you have as a rebuttal to Javy’s great stretch is “he’s 31″ and “Joba did it in 2008″, you’re arguing with, yet again, a strawman. My point was to rebut your blanket statement that Javy “couldn’t get out of the fifth inning.” Nothing more, nothing less.

              • murakami says:

                Dude, your fetish with the term is actually boring.

                I can see you’re one of these people who doesn’t really discuss, but anally tries to find quibbles and goes into moral police mode.

                Not interested, frankly.

        • ZZ says:

          No murakami, YOU give me a break :mad: :mad: :throwstable: :mad:

        • bexarama says:

          Cliff Lee is way less of a risk than your rotation, which is:
          - CC
          - Andy, who’s old and achy
          - AJ, who you’re trusting to make a huge rebound
          - Hughes, who had a solid year but who’s still a young guy adjusting to the AL East
          - Joba, who had a meh year when he started in 2009

          I figure if Andy comes back for 2011, that’ll be his last year almost for sure. I’d love to see Joba starting too, but it can wait until Andy retires. Having guys like Nova and Noesi is great for backup, but there’s pretty much nothing I saw out of Nova in the bigs this year that makes me want him in the starting rotation to begin with for next year, sorry to say.

          • murakami says:

            I’d rather use the money to sign Carl Crawford.

            Nova isn’t going to front-end the rotation, so in context, I would disagree with you and say he has a pretty live arm. I happen to like Noesi quite a bit.

            This past season was an aberration, even for AJ, so I don’t think it’s a leap to expect he will improve. I also think AJ using his changeup is an entirely different pitcher, and he used it to good effect in Game 4.

            Andy got hurt, but when he was healthy, he was even better than in 2009.

            • bexarama says:

              I’d rather use the money to sign Carl Crawford.

              Okay. I wouldn’t, considering our outfield. I assume you want to trade Gardner, Granderson, or Swisher? For what? You don’t seem to want to trade them for pitchers.

              Nova isn’t going to front-end the rotation, so in context, I would disagree with you and say he has a pretty live arm. I happen to like Noesi quite a bit.

              Okay. I still don’t want them as even the fifth starters unless someone’s hurt next year. That’s just me.

              This past season was an aberration, even for AJ, so I don’t think it’s a leap to expect he will improve. I also think AJ using his changeup is an entirely different pitcher, and he used it to good effect in Game 4.

              I support AJ a lot, and I expect him to improve, but depending on him is just something you can’t do. And Game 4… where he gave up five runs in six innings?

              Andy got hurt, but when he was healthy, he was even better than in 2009.

              Agreed. He was just really, really achy after he came back. Maybe it was just the long season and postseason in 2009 catching up to him. Hopefully he decides to come back and gets nice and healthy over the offseason.

              • murakami says:

                Rebecca,

                Crawford is a much better player than Brett Gardner. The cry is that Gardner is “cost effective” and is kind of a poor man’s Crawford. Well, you get what you pay for. I would not mourn Gardner being dealt. Have no desire to deal Granderson, who was brilliant at times in CF, nor Swisher, w/his switch/OPS and improved defense in right.

                Crawford, in our park, would hit 20-25 homers. He’s also probably the best defensive corner outfielder in baseball.

                Nova would be a safety valve. I like his arm, I guess we just don’t agree about his ability.

                AJ’s was a quality start, until the homer. Joe should have come to get him after Vlad got on. He pitched well otherwise, was hitting 95, and had his changeup going 4-5 times. AJ hadn’t pitched in 17 days. The manager needed to come get him, because he was losing velocity fast. I’m not going to be result-oriented and declare his start a failure. I liked what I saw and see no reason why AJ won’t have a better season.

                I have nothing against Lee and his silly wife. I just don’t want to pay them for the next six years.

                I was all for CC, because CC was 28 years old. We likely won’t be paying CC when he’s 37.

                With the surplus of promising arms we have, and the veterans we already have in our rotation, we can afford to work in some younger pitchers over the next couple of years and if we are really interested in building a pitching-centric empire that has a chance to go to the WS over multiple seasons, we need to keep that door open for the guys we’re developing.

    • Leo in Houston says:

      Totally agree. Stop signing older pitchers for mega bucks and see them go down hill drastically in two years.

      • murakami says:

        We’re unfortunately outnumbered, as everyone has that True Believer fervor in their eyes.

        I thought the Yankees should have viewed 2009 as house money, let Joba work back into the rotation, keep a guy like Vizcaino in the system, etc. Would have preferred to keep Mark Melancon as well.

        You don’t build pitching empires by signing guys heading into their twilight, even remarkable guys like Lee and Halladay. You win multiple championships when a core group of young players come of age together. Sure, you make a key trade or signing (CC was such a signing, but CC was 28 years old).

        • ZZ says:

          Gimme me a break murakami! House money!!!

          Anyway, you are really dumb if you think the Yankees will ever or should ever treat a season as house money.

        • Poopy Pants says:

          Vizcaino? Serously? Did you mean someone else?

          • murakami says:

            Well, I don’t know who you are referring to, but I’m talking about Arodys Vizcaino, who was sent in the Javy deal.

        • Shaun says:

          Joba hasn’t done anything to prove he’s worth a starting job. I never wanted him there anyway, and considering how untrustworthy he is, he should never be a starter. Also don’t spout that crap that the yankees ruined him, it was 2 yrs ago that’s no longer on the yankees that’s on joba. (who also looked like he gained 30 lbs of lard)

          Give any of the Killer B’s, Warren or Phelps a shot before Joba
          Especially Banuelos, who at his worst is going to be a 2/3 starter and at his best could be the second coming of Pedro Martinez

          • murakami says:

            No?

            Had a 2.65 FIP, peripherals were solid, and had quality starts for two months in 2008. Purely as a starter that yar, SO/BB 2.96. That’s very good. Teams had only a 71 OPS+ against him, and a 1.30 WHIP, and 10.2 K/9.

            In seven of his 12 starts, he went six innings or more. That’s not a huge sample size, but that’s certainly enough to have people wondering why the Yanks folded on him so soon.

            With the return of his velo, and the fact that he had a pretty decent season, I would say that there is some evidence that taking another look at Joba the Starter would be worthwhile.

    • Carlosologist says:

      Lincecum starts the eighth, with Wilson ready to go in the pen.

  126. Hall and Nokes says:

    omg if Kinsler had gotten thrown out again.

  127. murakami says:

    I have always liked Vlad. He has a certain dignity about him.

  128. Leo in Houston says:

    Can’t far behind hitters.

  129. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Rip out their souls, Lincy.

  130. murakami says:

    Margaret’s got this.

  131. UWS says:

    Tiny Tim’s got this.

  132. Graig not Craig says:

    Nolan frowns and a shot goes down.

  133. Shaun says:

    big time timmy jim

  134. Leo in Houston says:

    Nolan doesn’t look as happy as he did in NY.
    I wonder how Cliff Lee’s wife is being treated.

  135. Ryan says:

    Poll: Bengie Molina without his shirt on looks:

    Muscular

    Normal

    Gross

  136. Mike R says:

    To reply to anyone who asked if Cliff Lees price has gone down after 2 potential loses.. I’m sure it has gone down, but he only really got beat up in game one. I’ll still take Cliff Lee 10 times out of 10.. The Rangers need to be able to score more than capable of scoring 3 runs even if Lincecum is on the mound

  137. texas sucks says:

    Bigger cheats the Phillies or the Rangers.

  138. texas sucks says:

    Seeing Posey really has me wishing Montero makes the team from ST and gets some at bats to show what he can do.

  139. texas sucks says:

    6 outs and done.

  140. Graig not Craig says:

    Why have they shown that “sounds of the game” twice? It is a guy yelling “Yeah!” For goodness sake – who cares? Let us hear something more interesting. Put the “sounds of the game” mic on Nolan or Greenberg. We want to hear the pain in their voices as they watch their World Series hopes and dreams circle the drain.

    • Poopy Pants says:

      If you listen past the first 2 seconds, you can hear the other guy saying ‘he called it, he knew it’.
      Renteria called his HR.

  141. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Paging the Chris Russo household…

  142. Lincecum should put his hair in a pony tail, that would be badass.

  143. Carlosologist says:

    Four outs away.

  144. texas sucks says:

    Cliff lee before the WS 6 years 22 mil
    After WS 5 years 19 mil

  145. Matt Cain looks like John C. Reilly.

  146. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Gritbeard…commence!

  147. Mike R says:

    I guess no one told Texas there 3 outs away from losing the World Series?

    • Graig not Craig says:

      This is the last hurrah for the DFW Metroplex. The Cowboys will give them no reason to cheer. Let them yell. They will be quiet soon as they walk out to their cars next to their big-haired wives with black mascara tears streaming down their heavily made-up Mary Kay faces. They’ll get in their pick up trucks and put on their cowboy hats and drive back to their two-bedroom ranches in the suburbs. Let them yell. The silence will come soon enough.

  148. Erica says:

    Mmmm, The Beard is warming up. Whee. This is pretty sweet.

  149. Poopy Pants says:

    I really want someone to hold up a sign that says ‘Surf’s Up’ when Brian Wilson enters the game.

    Great song.

  150. Esteban says:

    .21 cents for a gallon of gas in 1954 would be $1.66 in 2009 dollars.

  151. Mike R says:

    Pat Burrell is god fucking awful. Impressive that the Giants are going to win the World Series with such a shitty offensive player potentially winning his second World Series after going 1/27 In WS Play..

  152. texas sucks says:

    hey Greenberg
    Tough break you had in the series facing the Giants young staff, better luck next year getting the 1st WS championship.

    Hank Steinbrenner

  153. Stratman9652 says:

    OK who didn’t see that coming?

  154. Tarik says:

    Tomorrow’s Headline: Despite Burrell’s Best Efforts, Giants Win Series

  155. UWS says:

    I demand many closeups of Sad Nolan Ryan Face.

  156. bexarama says:

    three outs, do the thang beard.

  157. Carlosologist says:

    Get the champagne on ice!

  158. first time lawng time says:

    LOL I’m such a dumbass.

    I turned on the game looked at the score and saw Texas had 1 and was like oh damn. Game over for SF, no way they’re scoring off Cliff Lee. Then I looked at SF’s score and saw they had 3 and was like yeah!

    Stupid story. Just thought I’d share.

  159. CBean says:

    Dear God, sending your closer in when you’re 3 outs away from winning the World Series is not a questionable move you idiots.

  160. first time lawng time says:

    That Texas fan looked apathetic…that’s embarassing!

  161. texas sucks says:

    How is SF going to afford Lincicum and Cain in a few years?

  162. swishers fauxhawk says:

    See you next April, MVP.

  163. Carlosologist says:

    Two outs to go.

  164. Esteban says:

    OMG a hitter struck out looking. Will Hamilton get criticized like A-Rod did?

  165. Carlosologist says:

    I’m pretty fucking excited right now.

    /wants to go to SF right now

  166. first time lawng time says:

    So SF is one out away from winning the WS apparently.

    I’m confused. I THOUGHT THE RED SOX WERE STILL IN THIS?!?!

  167. UWS says:

    1 more. Fear the Beard.

  168. Camilo Gerardo says:

    feels good for Texas to feel the hurt we did, that is all

  169. texas sucks says:

    Done finished Kapoot fuck you Texas.

  170. JerseyDutch says:

    Can’t wait for the Beard salute.

  171. cjc says:

    I don’t get it why not walk Hamilton?

  172. Stratman9652 says:

    So last strike of the year… kinda sad.

  173. Carlosologist says:

    Texas, you fucking deserve to be outclassed. Peace, see you all in April.

  174. first time lawng time says:

    As much as I want SF to win, I’m still going to get sad watching a team celebrate that isn’t the Yankees.

    I love the Giants, but it’s not the same.

    • murakami says:

      No, it’s not.

      But I can feel their joy and feel glad for them.

      You have to feel happy for the guys on this roster whom no one wanted.

  175. texas sucks says:

    there laughing at you there all going to laugh!!!!!!!!!!

  176. swishers fauxhawk says:

    SIT DOWN!

  177. Mike R says:

    Will the last person in Texas please turn off the lights?

  178. UWS says:

    Woooooooooooo!

  179. Esteban says:

    Good for the Giants. I’m happy for them.

  180. texas sucks says:

    Thank god GWB showed up

  181. Boy Jorge says:

    Wow, Texas looked old this Fall Classic.
    They really brought nothing to the table after winning the ALCS.

    • Graig not Craig says:

      This is what they said about the Yankees in the ALCS. They got beat by superior pitching. Good pitching makes even young players look old I guess.

  182. If Kendry Morales was there, he would have broke his leg.

  183. Yankeefan91 Arod Fan says:

    wowwwwwwww who would had thought the giants would had won the world series at the beginning of the season.

  184. first time lawng time says:

    Anyone else feel sad watching some other team celebrate?

    Then again I see the look on Texas’s face, but still.

  185. texas sucks says:

    Washington needs a 8 ball.

  186. Erica says:

    GIANTS!!!

  187. murakami says:

    Well done!

    Congratulations to the San Francisco Giants and their fans.

    Also, congrats to those NY Giants fans who lost their team and still hung with the transplanted editions all through the years.

  188. Graig not Craig says:

    “And for the first time since 1954, the Giants are World Champions!” Joe Buck wrote that one last night in his hotel room. Took him three hours.

  189. ChrisR says:

    Congrats SF, hope you’re ready to defend that title against the Yankees :)

  190. Leo in Houston says:

    No joy in Dallas…Houston can sing and dance(along with NY).

  191. Kit says:

    Nicely done, Giants.

  192. JimAbbottFan says:

    But remember, it’s because Texas couldn’t hit is why the Giants won, those lucky scrappy, gritty, misfits.

  193. Paper beats rock
    Rock beats scissors
    Scissors beats paper
    Beard beats Claws and antlers

  194. Mike R says:

    I wish the Yankees were out there celebrating.. But Texas outplayed us but really couldn’t do shit verse the Giants.. Gotta tip your hat to the Giants.. At least a classy organization won the Series.. Grats

  195. first time lawng time says:

    Anyone think the Yankees could have beaten SF?

  196. Alex S says:

    congrats san fran

  197. It'sATarp says:

    Headline for tomorrow:

    “Mysterious Smoke Cloud Looms over SF after Giants WS win”

    • first time lawng time says:

      “Mysterious Smoke Cloud Looms over SF after Giants WS win” But the Red Sox are Prepared to make a Comeback behind Manager of the Year Terry Francona…Don’t Count them out Yet Folks.

  198. texas sucks says:

    Giants vs Yankees would have been epic.

  199. first time lawng time says:

    Wait…so can we all finally say the Red Sox are dead now?

  200. JerseyDutch says:

    Good job, Giants. Suck on an antler, Texas.

  201. rek4gehrig says:

    I smiled. I laughed. For SF. Great win.

  202. brazilian fan says:

    i can tell you something. im a yankee fan, so i might be biased, but this cheer from the giants isnt anywhere close to the yankees last year.

    Yankees even losing is better then this second tier teams,

  203. first time lawng time says:

    Congrats SF!

    Now that the free agency bonanza will begin…PLEASE DON’T RETIRE AP!

    Fuck Jeter…if I had to choose between the 2, I want Pettitte.

  204. Graig not Craig says:

    Posey. What a rookie. Feel free to remove your catchers gear for interviews.

  205. Ryan says:

    Is the Ranger organization finished talking about the Yankees now? Will they be badmouthing the Giants?

  206. Anthony Murillo says:

    Chuck Greenberg looks like such a huge idiot.

    Congrats to the Giants. I don’t know about you guys but I really am looking forward to this offseason. Here’s to ripping the hearts out of Greenberg and Ryan and sign Cliff Lee. Here’s to Ninja Cashman doing impressive work and making the 2011 roster a force.

  207. swishers fauxhawk says:

    BREAKING: Emergency medics arrive at home of Chris “Mad Dog” Russo

  208. Alex S says:

    damn MLB is quick with the merchandise peddling

  209. rek4gehrig says:

    How many more days until pitchers and catchers report? :-(

  210. Stratman9652 says:

    Other than the Yankees, I can’t think of another team I’d be happier to see win it. They seem like a great bunch of guys and they totally deserve this.

  211. brazilian fan says:

    Man pitching relly rules
    they won with an infield that would be bench on the yankees any giving day.
    i’m sick

  212. Ryan says:

    Will they be playing the next 2 games anyway since the Rangers owner guaranteed it?

  213. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Edgar Renteria channeled his inner Hensley Meulens on that swing of the bat.

  214. brazilian fan says:

    Ready for some lee next year fellas?

  215. JimAbbottFan says:

    This is some intense trophy ceremony.

  216. Ryan says:

    Didn’t take long for the curse of the Bondsino to break.

  217. Stratman9652 says:

    MVP? Brian Wilson’s beard.

  218. Graig not Craig says:

    Alex Trebek is the GM of the Giants? Who knew.

  219. bexarama says:

    Congrats, Giants. I really disliked their whole hipster schtick coming into the playoffs but as they wore on I got all sniffly over their “we’re a team full of guys no one wanted” narrative.

    Let’s all smoke some pot and be gay.

  220. brazilian fan says:

    im horrified to see this tremendous joy on the trophy celebration.

  221. Graig not Craig says:

    Edgar Rent-a-fielder is MVP

  222. brazilian fan says:

    So business like, I think if the yankees cheered like that it would be absurd

  223. murakami says:

    I am glad for Renteria.

    All that bullshit he had to listen to in Boston.

    You go, Edgar!

    • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

      I made the joke before, but wasn’t really sure if this was still true. Are the Sox still paying him?

      • rbizzler says:

        No, Sabean gave him a 2-yr 18 million dollar deal that just expired.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

          Thanks. The Sox have gone through so many shortstops, I can’t even remember when they got and dumped Renteria.

          • rbizzler says:

            No worries, the Sox have gone through a decent amount of SS’s over the past few years.

            Ironically, everyone crapped all over Sabean when he signed Edgar to that deal as he set the market for mediocre, aging SS’s right out of the gate in free agency that year.

            In hindsight, 9 million a year for Edgar was still a joke, but winning an improbable WS erases all/most of that second-guessing.

  224. FIPster Doofus says:

    Hey Fox, don’t bother coming back with your baseball coverage anymore if you’re going to continue playing your NFL theme song for MLB games. That’s almost as egregious as employing McCarver.

  225. bonestock94 says:

    Lee will have to find solace in a 9 figure Yankee contract, oh well.

  226. ChrisR says:

    Ok, where is the Machine that Brian Wilson promised

  227. CBean says:

    I miss baseball.

  228. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Congratulations, San Francisco Giants.

  229. Jon in CUO says:

    Pat the Bat, 2010 WS: 0-13, 2 BB, 11 K

  230. Graig not Craig says:

    Brian Wilson is always in character.

  231. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Pat Burrell line for the series:

    0-13, 11 K

  232. FIPster Doofus says:

    Chris Rose, Carson Daly and Ryan Seacrest should have a douche-off.

  233. bonestock94 says:

    Too bad Cody Ross has one more year of arbitration left. I would have loved to see the retarded contract that would have come out of his performance.

  234. V says:

    29 runs for the Giants. 29 hits for the Rangers.

  235. yungsta says:

    Did our check for the WS trophy get lost in the mail? SF Giants must have won the lottery to get it.

    • bonestock94 says:

      I know right. Bigger payroll than ever, but we won’t see “THE YANKEES ARE BAD FOR BASEBALL!!11!1!” articles this year.

      • AJ says:

        Just wait in case they get Cliff Lee on a huge contract. Those articles will flood the newspapers regardless of the Giants’ win.

  236. AJ says:

    Did anyone else think Brian Wilson looks like Zangief from Street Fighter?

    http://www.flyingomelette.com/.....angief.jpg

  237. UWS says:

    “It’s shiny.”

  238. rbizzler says:

    I have secondary embarrassment for the Rangers fans cheering right now behind the Fox guys.

    Maybe they think that they are still lined up to play the Red Sox in the Uber-Series starting next week.

  239. Pat D says:

    Well, now that’s it over, might I humbly submit FUCK YOU, TEXAS RANGERS!!!

    FUCK YOU, GREENBERG AND RYAN!!!

    And while I’m getting the bitterness out of my system, FUCK YOU, TBS!!!

    Now, on to more important things. Cliff Lee, your next stop is Yankee Stadium. Just have Kristen call up Amber and make sure Amber sets her straight. Have Kristen talk to Mark Teixeira’s wife while you’re at it, too. Then remind her that you’re the one with the talent and that the extra $20-30 million the Yankees throw at you is enough to change her mind.

    And if that’s not convincing enough, just remember what our (The Evil Empire’s) top recruiter once warned:

    “Join us, or die.”

  240. GermanYankee says:

    damn, Renteria is a player made only for the World Series. U don’t need him all year long but u better have him on your World Series roster.

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