Game One: Opening Day

2011 Season Preview: Toronto Blue Jays
Food For Thought: Velocity vs. Temperature
(AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)

It’s been five long, generally boring months without meaningful Yankees’ baseball, but that all comes to an end today. Game one of 162 (and hopefully more) will be played in the Bronx today, even if Mother Nature isn’t fully cooperating. It’s overcast and chilly and it’s been drizzling all morning, but the weather is only going to get worse tonight and tomorrow. They’re likely to play at least part of the game through some rain or mist, but that’s life. Yankees’ baseball is back, and as cliche as it sounds, the quest for #28 starts now. Here are you lineups…

Tigers
Austin Jackson, CF
Will Rhymes, 2B
Magglio Ordonez, RF
Miguel Cabrera, 1B
Victor Martinez, DH
Ryan Raburn, LF
Jhonny Peralta, SS
Brandon Inge, 3B
Alex Avila, C

Justin Verlander, SP

Yankees
Brett Gardner, LF
Derek Jeter, SS
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robbie Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Curtis Granderson, CF
Russell Martin, C

CC Sabathia, SP

First pitch is scheduled for 1:05pm ET, thought there will be some pregame ceremonies. Mike Mussina is throwing out the first pitch before signing a one-year contract. The game can be seen on YES locally and ESPN nationally. Smile, baseball’s back.

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2011 Season Preview: Toronto Blue Jays
Food For Thought: Velocity vs. Temperature
  • Greg

    I’m so excited!

  • boogie down

    First Game Thread of the year! Finally!

  • Mike P

    Whatever you can say about rotation deapth, when they put out that lineup, that pitcher and with that bullpen, you’ve gotta feel good!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Fuckin A. If they get another starter they’re taking the East.

  • The Real JobaWockeeZ

    Teix and Posada need to rake for my team!

  • W.W.J.M.D.

    Would Mike Mussina pass the better than Mitre Garcia/Colon test right now?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Negativity after the first loss. It’s opening day, stop being a bitch.

      • Total Dominication

        It wasn’t really serious. Calm down.

        • Jimmy McNulty

          Point stands, on opening day you wait until the first loss to bitch.

  • Buddy

    Is this game really blacked out on MLB.tv?

    • cano is the bro

      it’s not blacked out for me…but i live in MD

    • Jimmy McNulty

      If you live in tri-state area I think it’s always blacked out on MLB.tv.

      • Buddy

        Every Yankee game is blacked out in MLB.tv if I live in the tri-state area?

        • mbonzo

          If its on YES then yes.

          • Total Dominication

            Not true, I live in central jersey and get almost every game, except for when they are on a different network or play Philly.

  • cano is the bro

    ahh i’ve missed these game threads. I’m so excited/ happy!!

  • Dr. O

    So is Kim Jones going to ask Derek Jeter about his “new swing” EVERY frickin’ game? I don’t believe Derek would hit a woman, but Minka Kelly seems like she would.

    also should I be worried about these DirecTV/YES commercials?

  • Tampa Yankee

    Heard Olney this morning on Mike and Mike say that he is picking Nova for RoY. I’ll sign up for that!

    Also, Mike and Mike along with Timmy K have CC winning the CY and Cano winning the MVP… but they still have the Sox winning it all… whatevs!

    Bold predictions… Phillies miss the playoffs (that pitching can’t score runs) and the Sox will not win the ALE but will get the WC and will not get out of the 1st round of the playoffs.

    Yanks vs. Braves in the WS… Yanks in 6!

  • Total Dominication

    We so excited.

  • Manimal

    Our collective depression is over!

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

    Phil Coke needs a haircut.

  • Fair Weather Freddy

    Nothing like Opening Day in Da Bronx! This morning, my local radio station, WPDH continued their long standing tradition of playing the Abbott and Costello WHo’s On First routine to commemorate Opening Day. Still cracks me up every time I hear it

  • John

    Play. Fucking. Ball.

  • mike_h

    FINALLY HERE!!!!!!!!!!

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

    http://tinyurl.com/doorfliesopen2011

    HOW THE F#$% YOU BOYS DOIN’?!?!

    • The Real JobaWockeeZ

      IT’S A GHOST.

    • Tampa Yankee

      Welcome back man!

    • mbonzo

      Where have you been? Hibernation?

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

        I was busy all winter long building my mansion. I haven’t been able to really concentrate on anything else.

        My bad.

        • Andy in NYC

          St. Tommiesburg?

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

            Big house, long hallways
            Got ten bathrooms, I can shit all day

    • Andy in NYC

      Tommie, this place ain’t been the same without you. Welcome back.

    • CS Yankee

      Your alive!

    • Guest

      NOW it feels like opening day! Welcome back, TSJCakaRUTE!

    • Total Dominication

      TSJC has returned, he has a ponytail lol whatevs.

  • Dr. O

    Yankee Stadium music guy: It’s been like 15 years of the same stuff. Feel free to mix it up, and besides The Empire is way cooler than the Rebel Alliance. Embrace the dark side.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      “All I do is Win” mixed to a Steinbrenner tribute is the obvious choice.

  • Yank the Frank

    Ugh, I have DirecTV. I left Cablevision when they wouldn’t carry YES. They better get to an agreement or its FIOS here I come.

    • Rick in Boston

      They probably will. I know if it affects my MLB package, my next words will be: refund.

  • BigDavey88

    AHHHHHHHH!

    • BigDavey88

      Shit, this was a reply to TSJC. Whatever, the point stands.

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

        (swipes BigDavey88’s candy bar, eats half of it, throws rest in trash, gives him a noogie)

  • a.hinds

    Demaso Marte.

  • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

    OH SHIT, BASEBALL IS BACK

  • mike_h

    the Red Sox can tounge kiss my sh!t hole

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Last minute fantasy question: Morrow’s on the DL so Burnett or Slowey?

  • http://twitter.com/steveh_MandAura Steve H

    Granderson is a #8 hitter. A-Jax is a leadoff hitter. Proof that A-jax is better.

    /Heyman’d

    • Jimmy McNulty

      If CC strikes Jackson out fewer than four times today I say let him walk.

  • dkidd

    little pitchy, dog

    • boogie down

      lol, nice

  • Steve P

    Ooh I hope that sounds better in person…benefit of the doubt here…

  • cano is the bro

    i’m sorry but the woman singing the national anthem kind of sucks…

  • Gonzo

    Haley Swindal, game on!

  • Andy in NYC

    PLAY BALL!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    LET’S GO YANKEES!!

    Greetings again to all the posters on RAB!! i missed you all

    TIME TO PLAY BALL!

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

    (girds loins)

    • Andy in NYC

      Pass out the bayonets!

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

        Andy, where did you get a hand grenade?

        • Andy in NYC

          I have my sources…

  • A-ROD fan

    Go yankessssss

  • John in VA

    Anyone know if I can pick up the game on the radio online anywhere?

  • dkidd

    verlander: most underrated pitcher in mlb?

    • Gonzo

      He never won 20! WTF!?!?!?

      /actual announcer

      • A-Rod’s Hip

        LOL

        i think he is very much overlooked

    • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

      No way. I’d give it to Liriano before I’d give it to Verlander. Or even his teammate, Max Scherzer.

      • dkidd

        among pitchers who have performed at a high level for 5 straight seasons?

        • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

          Well, you didn’t say that.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        I don’t think Scherzer’s done enough to be rated one way or another.

  • LGY

    I miss you Kay

  • JerseyDutch

    I’m so happy I could plotz.

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

      Hasenpfeffer Incorporated, yo.

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

    I see YES couldn’t be bothered to show Moose throwing out the first pitch.

    • Joey

      I miss Moose :(

  • Greg

    What’s the best place to track a game at work?

  • Adam

    Well on the bright side out here in Chicago the weather is actually baseball appropriate. Go Yanks!

  • Total Dominication

    Can’t believe I’m gonna miss the first 40 minutes in APEcon. I can sneak it in history, but I have a test in Econ.

    • Guest

      Good luck on the test!

      • J-Rod

        William, while you’re taking a test, Im reclining on the sofa watching the game while missing school.

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

    Mussina the woodsman, apparently. He looks like Dan Abrams’s mountain guide.

    • Monteroisdinero

      Montoursville is lovely this time of year. Brisk in them there woods.

      I am at work. No TV. I expect a good, informative thread.

  • cano is the bro

    MOOSE

  • Frigidevil

    FIRST PITCH COMING UP WE SO EXCITED!!!!

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

      FUN FUN FUN FUN
      LOOKIN’ FORWARD TO THE WEEKEND

      • dkidd

        i had actually gone twenty minutes without thinking of that song

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

          WHICH SEAT CAN I TAKE?!?!?!

  • Kramerica Industries

    And away we go.

  • Guest

    Yes, I do indeed love it when you call me big poppa.

  • Fair Weather Freddy

    here we go! STRIKE ONE!! from CC

  • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

    I love how they said that the Yankees were the best defensive team because they had the least errors.

    • mbonzo

      I have no errors, I must be the best fielder ever!

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

        It’s how Palmeiro won the Gold Glove that year.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Will this be the magical year that Texeira bats over .270 in April!?!?!?!? (even though it’s March, so his 2 HR’s today won’t count!)

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      1 DOWN, 1 TO GO!

  • chris

    WHOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO BASEBALL IS BACK

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

    One down, 4,670 to go.

  • dkidd

    first of many

  • Guest

    Trust PC Richards!

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

    Hey look, Jackson struck out. Who’d a thunk it.

    • Guest

      Its almost as if a player who can’t solve the strikeout issue in the minors is unlikely to do so in the majors.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    *PC Richard* welcome back!

  • cano is the bro

    jackson striking out, love it

  • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

    Water is wet, grass is green, and Austin Jackson strikes out.

    • Corporate Scum

      Water is loaded with iodine-131, grass is green, and Austin Jackson strikes out.

      Fixed.

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    So Jackson hasn’t changed his ways huh

  • Adam

    I really hope that the new Tigers’ starting second baseman comes to bat with Busta Rhymes playing….

  • Alex S

    Hows that Oblique?

  • Fair Weather Freddy

    Guess Grandy is ok. Great catch!!

  • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

    GRANDYMAN!!!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Curtis!!!

  • cano is the bro

    GRANDY!

  • mbonzo

    Granderson is keeping the no hitter going O_o

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

    Kay: “Jim Leyland says ‘Will Rhymes is about five feet tall but he does everything you want him to do.'”

    One thing that I want him to do is be taller. Can he do that?

    • mbonzo

      Will Rhymes is inspector gadget with a name that belongs in the black eyed peas. If you need anything more you’re simply asking too much.

    • http://notanevilempire.com Steve O.

      Will Rhymes was actually 6’2″. He’s actually really old and his body has shrunk down to an even 5 feet when the Tigers wanted him to be smaller.

  • Zack

    $15 for gameday on my phone and all i get is “unable to connect”

    Beautiful.

    • Corporate Scum

      +1. >:-((

  • V

    Woah, tsjc, long time no see (ish?)!

    2011 Baseball IZ HEAHH!!!

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

      It’s officially official.

  • Adam

    Two batters into the new baseball season and I already had my first celebratory fist pump. Gotta love baseball.

  • dkidd

    grand central station

  • Guest

    Unless Sterling is funnin’ me, sounds like Grandy snagged the first web gem of the year.

    • aRX

      It was an OK catch…nothing thatll make the year end highlight reels but not bad.

  • tampaRob

    Wooohoo!!!

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Here’s to another great Yankee season, RAB folk! Welcome back to those of you (cough TSJC) who hibernated for the winter :)

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

      I was busy throwing in winter ball. I’ve added a few MPH, I’m already in midseason form.

      • Adam

        Did you get to enjoy the buffet line with Bartolo?

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

          Miracle Max: I’ll call the brute squad!
          Bartolo Colon: I’m on the brute squad.
          Miracle Max: You *are* the brute squad!

          • Adam

            See, this is why you are so missed around these parts.

          • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

            Good to have you back, buddy.

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

    Nick Swisher can’t even read his name and number without smirking and bouncing around like he’s hopped up on goofballs.

    I love it.

    • ShuutoHeat

      “…high as a kite everybody….goofballs.”

  • steven

    mr russel martin didnt look to happy to introduce himself =/

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Verlander is NASTY!

  • dkidd

    fire cashman

    • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

      Well, that didn’t take long

  • mbonzo

    Brett Gardner sees 6 pitches. Thats more than Jeter saw all of last year.

  • Dr. O

    Uggh thanks for bumming me out on opening day YES. So after doing a little research on these DirecTV/YES ads/scroll it appears that DirecTV customers are potentially going to be the hostages in a pissing contest due to nothing more really than bad timing for their agreement to be expiring. DirecTV, understandably wants to pay the same as the other NYC area providers but YES wants the DirecTV fees to increase so they can get more out of the others when THEIR deals are up next.

    • Pat D

      Thanks for the information.

      I’m wondering if the network should be taken off it would also remove the games from the Extra Innings package. I mean, not seeing the network would suck, but if the games are still on, I’m not going to get extremely worked up about it.

      Now if the games go away…I’ll flip.

      • Dr. O

        The way it works is DirecTV customers outside the NYC market would still have access to the opposing team feeds thru MLB X-Innings or their RSN. However no one would have YES and the NYC market would be blacked out from any game that would otherwise be available on YES, even with the X-Innings package.

  • http://twitter.com/cephster Ross in Jersey

    Gardner doesn’t have the mindset to leadoff, clearly Jeter should be there.

  • dkidd

    sick curveball

  • dkidd

    gritty catch

  • Dr. O

    Is YES just determined to needle Jeter all year? If it isn’t the “new swing” its the constant references to being #2 in the lineup? I’m pretty sure the guy hit #2 before, and during a pretty good stretch of Yankee baseball.

  • mbonzo

    That Verlander guy is pretty good.

    • fire levine

      verlander who?

  • Rey22

    Verlander looking nasty right off the gate.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    #13. The Legend. LET’S DO IT!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Took work off to see this game. How’d CC look, gents (and ladies)?

    • mbonzo

      Not very CC like. Didn’t like the command and balls were hit on the nose. Only the first inning though.

    • Mister Delaware

      Looked good and efficient if you ignore pitches 3-5.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        Thanks, guys.

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

    My nickname for A-Rod for 2011:

    “Camshaft”.

    Think about it.

    • Adam

      They say this cat Camshaft is a bad mother…

      • dkidd

        shut your mouth!!!!!!!!!

  • chris

    wow john starting the season off with a bang. First says the stadium looks great for its 4th year, then corrects himself by saying no its 3…08,09 and 2010.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      The best in the business…

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        But Jawn…

  • cano is the bro

    Verlander’s stuff is so filthy

  • Yank the Frank

    That home plate ump needs to get a job.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    If A-Rod doesn’t drive in Teixeira, then he’s automatically the worst player in baseball history.

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

      He isn’t already?

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        No, the entire Angels organization is the worst player in baseball history.

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

          I sit corrected.

    • chris

      and should be cut

  • insensitive nomaas guy

    I WATNCHGING TEH GIAME AND I WANTED TO DROPS SOEM SCIANCE

    LEED OFF, TEED OFF
    NOMAAS PLAYEZ GONA REED OFF
    NAEMS OF PLAYERS THEY WOOD TRADE
    MANNEY BANOEALOS MAEKS THE GRADE

    WE NO ALOT ABOT SCOUTS
    WE HREARD JESUS POUTS
    AT A DFINNAR PARTY WITH A CAREAR MINOR LEAGUER
    ALEX ROFDRIZGUEZ’S HITTING ISNT MEGER!

    DON’T GO BREKIN MY HEART
    TEH SESON FIANLLY DID START
    CATCHIN FLY BALS LIKE TEH BOSS
    WE DONT LIEK KEIVN MAAS

    WORD UP!

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

      I can only assume that this guy is the nameless, non-threatening generic black guy rapping in Rebecca Black’s music video.

      Kick that ill lyrical science, nameless non-threatening generic black guy.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        Fat Usher = marketing genius

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

          It doubled her already impressive street cred.

          (Remember, impressive doesn’t necessarily mean large.)

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    makin’ Verlander work at least..

  • dkidd

    pitching around alex to get to…cano

    this line-up is absurd

  • ShuutoHeat

    Damn base cloggers.

  • aRX

    Time to make him pay Robbie

  • cano is the bro

    OBP ftw

  • Mister Delaware

    Lotsa pitches thrown on a very cold day. Nice.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Making him work.

    Let’s go ROBBIE!

  • Rey22

    20+ pitches on the first inning. Yankee baseball right off the bat.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    We should play more like the Angels. They’d pull a double steal right now…

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Double steal squeeze bunt from second.

    • mbonzo

      Trade for Vernon Wells?

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

        Be a small-market team in the second largest media market in the country?

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

          Works for the Mets, right?

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

            I’m picking up what you’re putting down.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    i love the way our hitters never give away at-bats

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      even though Cano does it in such a lazy way.. but still

  • http://www.twitter.com/ngoral Jake LaMotta’s Left Hook

    Whatever microphone is picking up the ball hitting the glove needs to stfu

  • cano is the bro

    make him work Cano

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    First inning of the first game, and we are already working the pitcher. This will be a great season!

  • mike_h

    work the count guys, get Verlander out early!!

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

    (checks pitch count)

    Who’s on the mound today, Justin Verlander or Diasuke Matsuzaka?

    http://www.instantrimshot.com

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      LOL

      If I was Greg, I would say:

      How could Matsuzaka be pitching? He plays for the Red Sox, idiot. Shut up.

  • Mister Delaware

    HE MISSES MELKY!!!

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Cano is our Dominican Tiger. He’ll homer here and I’ll laugh.

    Also, happy Opening Day, see you all in October.

  • aRX

    meh.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    That was power.

  • ShuutoHeat

    Damn it, it’s alright…the boys got him up to 31 pitches.

  • kmarx

    31 pitches is cool

  • cano is the bro

    no runs but 31 pitches…very productive inning. The sooner we get into that shaky tigers bullpen, the better

    • Joe

      These are the things that don’t show up on the scoreboard! BOOM!

      /John Madden’d

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

        You know who really knew how to shorten up on the bat and work the count? Brett Favre.

        • pete

          icwudt

  • Joe

    hey, 31 pitches is still a useful offensive inning.

  • dkidd

    we just guaranteed a look at the tiger’s crappy middle relief

    • ShuutoHeat

      “crappy” might be an understatement

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Perhaps “Diamondback-esque?”

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I still think Cabrera should have been the MVP.

    • steven

      im with you there

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Camera man drinking early?

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Looks like that cameraman had some issues with alcohol as well.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Can Cabrera outhit his BAC this year? I think so. He’s that good.

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

      I still can’t believe he took a swig from the bottle while pulled over.

      • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

        Don’t you know who he is?

  • John

    Hitting base hits drunk. Classic.

  • Rey22

    What? Not a perfect game? Trade this garbage. We want Millwood!

  • Ivan

    Im back, Yankee’s baseball is back…oh YEAH!!!!

  • Pat D

    Uh oh.

  • Mister Delaware

    Sigh.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Off with his head!

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

    Jesus Derek, that was hit right at you.

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

      Maybe he’s working on a new fielding stance as well.

      • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

        Which I can only assume now is to only stand.

  • cano is the bro

    dammit…

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    hard hit balls off CC so far.. no bueno..

  • Joe

    Nunez makes that play!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    Off a diving Jeter!

    Serious Note: Cant wait to see him play there for 4 more years

    • Mister Delaware

      Hopefully he’s still at SS when Iglesias comes up for Boston. That won’t be annoying.

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

        You’re absolutely right: It won’t be annoying to watch the Red Sox throw 660 PA down the drain for 3-4 years straight with the new Rey Sanchez.

        • Mister Delaware

          More my attempts to say sane up here listening to the narrative that his glove more than makes up for .230/.290/.315.

  • Pat D

    Has Wally Matthews tweeted about that last play yet?

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

      Does Wally Matthews’s brain work that fast?

      I doubt it.

      • Pat D

        Good point.

        Btw, nice to see you again. But now those No Maas idiots will find new ways to mock you. I’m sure that tears you up inside.

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

          What the fuck is NoMaas?

          • Pat D

            Something Roberto Duran once said, I believe.

          • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

            I must have missed some sort of NoMaas controversy? Is this some pseudo internet fan site gang fight?

            • Pat D

              Not really, just a bunch of “commenters” over there like to mock Ben, Joe, Mike, tsjc and bexarama.

              Just because they got banned here.

              • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

                Sounds like dumb, petty shit. Whatevs.

                • Pat D

                  It is.

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

                FACT: Reading the comments section there can actually give you venereal disease. Through the internets.

                • Pat D

                  Ahhhhh!!!!

                  I feel so unclean.

  • dkidd

    come on, big man

  • Mister Delaware

    CC staying outside so the next one goes towards Cano.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Worked well against Inge.

  • mike_h

    damn bases packed, this aint good

  • cjc

    arg

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Derek still should’ve had that man

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    cmon double play

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Get your shut together fat man.

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

      Bartolo’s not even in the game yet!

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

    Meh. It is what it is.

    (moves on)

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    If Sabathia gets out of this with only one run allowed, that’s not too bad.

  • Mister Delaware

    G’night.

  • Yank the Frank

    Bases loaded no one out and they only score one. No big deal.

  • JerseyDutch

    That wasn’t too bad all things considered…

  • dkidd

    bases loaded, no outs

    only 1 run

    we got this

    /haiku’d

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    bases loaded no out…only one run in? take that

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

    Nice job, CC. One run is nothing.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I miss Mitre :(

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Well that could have been worse.

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

    That swing was uglier than Nene Leakes.

  • Tampa Yankee

    Way to get out of it CC.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    All right, CC’s rough inning is already over. Time to lock it down.

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Any SBGL sightings?

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    where did all that working-the-count stuff go? Let’s get Verlander out, dudes.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      getting ahead in the count early helps him

  • Justin.

    Greetings from section 410. Send soup !!

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Tell me CGrand didn’t really just walk up to Friday.

  • Monteroisdinero

    2,000 comments on today’s game thread

    over/under?

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Under

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

      (makes soup and pours it into his USB slot)

  • http://none Justin.

    Greetings from section 410. Send soup!

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

    Nice little at-bat for Grandy, regardless of outcome.

  • Adam

    T-minus 15 comments before someone starts freaking out about the offense…

    • bakekrukow412

      OMG we haven’t scored yet whats wrongggg???

  • The 209

    general question: is there a way to get this thing to update automatically?

  • J-Rod

    nice 3-2 count, 9 pitches i think.

  • Pat D

    So I love how ESPN replaced Rob Neyer, an admitted Yankee hater who would still praise the organization and players when it was due, on their SweetSpot blog with David Schoenfield, an admitted Yankee hater who never says anything good about the Yankees under any circumstances.

    I mean, even Jim Caple will say something good about the Yankees every once in a while.

    Case in point: these nuggets from him today.
    “Off the glove of Jeter!” … get used to it, Yankee fans”

    “As my friend Neumann just said in regard to the Yankees: Has a team with four DHs ever won the World Series”

    • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

      …which is exactly why NOBODY goes to ESPN for any baseball news. Internet or TV. The internet has plenty of resources. TV now has MLB Network, which is admittedly VERY PRO-Red Sox, but not as much Yankee-hating.

      • Pat D

        I’d rather listen to the guys on Baseball Tonight on ESPN than the guys on MLBN.

        • MannyGeee

          at least the douches at NESN will give credit where its due… ESPN is an abortion.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    CC being all good n’ shit.

  • dkidd

    lol jackson

  • ShuutoHeat

    Soo…How’s Austin Jackson?

    • The Real JobaWockeeZ

      Based on 2 PAs?

  • bonestock94

    lol, gonna hear that a lot

  • Adam

    You know…looking at Will Rhymes, he actually looks like he would be really appropriate to shout out “Rorrr, rorrr, like a dungeon dragon…”

  • Jim S

    Hey! Austin Jackson struck out! Again!

    • Mister Delaware

      BABIP = #DIV/0!

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    This guy Busta Rhymes has done everything they’ve asked of him.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Ken Singleton!!! LOLOLOL!!

    he called him Busta Rhymes!!! LMFAO!!!

  • Mister Delaware

    I don’t blame you, Will. Hate the HP ump making that call.

  • J-Rod

    YES AROD!!

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

    man i love that i have this week off and i can watch opening day

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

    if only kim jones was on ESPN (i’m at my parent’s home in texas for the week) i’d be a happy man

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      Don’t understand the KJ love. Not particularly charismatic, good looking or strong a reporter.

      • Dale Mohorcic

        and she seems to have a lisp. I’ll take Heidi Watney.

  • J-Rod

    cmon martin

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

    Wooo Russell.

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

    Auspicious.

  • J-Rod

    YES!!!

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Who would’ve thought Russell Martin would have the Yankees’ first 2011 hit?

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    And Russell Martin with the first Yankees hit of 2011.

    Well, Suzyn…

  • Ivan

    Congradulation to Martin on his 1st yankee hit.

  • cjc

    close

  • Pat D

    It begins.

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

    damn that bunt

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

    What a fucking waste. Stupid bunt.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Well the first “grrrrrrr bunting” moment didn’t take long to arrive…

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      This must have been one of the airing of grievances, right?

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Fuck you Rhymes.

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      And Gardner too. Really, a bunt? I don’t understand why he would do that.

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

        He was explaining to Girardi how he didnt want Jeter to GIDP

        • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

          Ha.

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

        Jackson only needs 167 more K’s

  • Tampa Yankee

    WHYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?!?!?!?!?!

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

    Will Rhymes does everything you want, except for standing on the first base bag correctly.

  • Jim S

    Really hope that was Gardner’s doing and not Girardi.

  • brazilian fan

    why we dont trade igawa and nunez for verlander?

    • J-Rod

      idk

  • donttradecano

    whats rhymes complaining for? his poor fundamentals led to him getting stepped on

    • ShuutoHeat

      He already bitch and moaned to the ump in his previous PA when he got K’ed. Maybe he is just naturally whiny.

  • JDDZip

    I have 0 problem with gardner bunting he had a legit chance to get a base hit there especially with miggy at first base

    • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

      That’s nice.

  • Adam

    It is nice to hear Sutcliffe actually point out that aging Derek Jeter still isn’t exactly Dale Sveum.

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

      i hate sutcliffe

  • 74 and Counting

    here we gooooooooo

  • J-Rod

    omg!!! HE WALKED

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    come on Tex!!

  • Greg

    Martin steals third

  • ShuutoHeat

    whoa…stealing 3rd?

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

    a catcher that can steal???

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Holy Russell Martin Batman!

  • Adam

    Well…that was…interesting.

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

    Check out Martin with the wheels.

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

    Martin with teh wheelz.

    (It’s almost as if you don’t need to sac bunt for him, but I digress.)

    • MannyGeee

      the sac bunt was to limit Jeter’s temptation to GIDP whenever possible…

  • bonestock94

    Russel Martin steals? Nice

  • Ivan

    Hey Russell don’t be doing shit like that again…

  • ShuutoHeat

    BOOM!!!

  • bonestock94

    WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOo

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

    WOOOO!!!!

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Booyah!

  • J-Rod

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

    BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

  • aRX

    HELL YEAH!

  • Mister Delaware

    Teix Message!

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Tex should have bunted.

    • ROBTEN

      It shows he lacks that gritty mentality. Home runs are for base clogging rally killers.

  • Greg

    The first Text message of the year

  • JerseyDutch

    Yowza!

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

    Booomshakalaka.

  • Ivan

    Wow that was fuckin crush…

  • Adam

    Oh I love that baseball is back…

  • Camilo Gerardo

    noice. let the onslaught begin!

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    Slow start WHO?????????

  • Rey22

    Hello 2011!

  • http://www.yankeenumbers.com Mr. Sparkle

    That’s a good way to get over those usual early season struggles.

  • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

    Mark Teixeira approves of starting the season in March.

    WOOOOOOOOO!

    • MannyGeee

      technically Teix’s Aprils suck… he can hit 4 HRs today and drag through the next month.

    • CBean

      i officially declare tomorrow March 32nd!

      • http://kierstenschmidt.com Kiersten

        Well they don’t play tomorrow. Can we just make Saturday March 33rd?

        • CBean

          let’s just go with March for the next 30 days.

  • cano is the bro

    so much for the slow start for Tex…LETS GO

  • aRX

    I’d say this is a good sign of not struggling early, but…this is still March.

    /mostlykidding

  • http://www.mystiqueandaura.com/ JMK

    Robbie looked awful there.

  • aRX

    Um, Robbie…

    • Greg

      Usually the pitchers are still ahead of the hitters

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    chasin that

  • dkidd

    the april curse is over!!!!

    wait…

  • cjc

    oh Robbie how you love that pitch in your eyes (at least he can hit it from time to time)

  • MannyGeee

    watching via Game-Day… what did A-Rods fly out look like?

    • Adam

      Was out in front and got it off the end of the bat.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Liner to center. Not especially deep but hit hard.

    • ROBTEN

      It was zipped.

    • Mister Delaware

      It was the fair ball equivalent of fouling one directly back.

  • The Real JobaWockeeZ

    TEIX! Thanks from my team!

  • http://www.repairmycomputer.com Marc

    Wasn’t one of the grievances that Cano would strikeout on a pitch that was a foot above his head?

  • bakekrukow412

    IT”S AN A_BOMB, FROM TEIXEIRA!!

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

    great inning

    although cano as usual, swings at a pitch at his eyes

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

    I know the answer to the poll just because I looked that up yesterday.

    • ROBTEN

      So you’re saying that you’ve invented a time machine…out of a Delorean?

  • Mickey “BadaBling King” Scheister

    I wish it was April for Texs sake, now they’ll just say he still sucks in April.

  • Greg

    CC’s location is off a bit.

  • Aj

    Is it just me, or does Ken Singleton sound like Dr. Hibbert from the Simpsons? Or maybe it’s Jerry Manuel that sounds like him.

    • MannyGeee

      if its Singleton that sounds like Dr Hibbert then thats pretty funny. If its Jerry Manuel…. then you, sir, are a racist.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Victor Martinez looked like he’d swing at literally anything.

  • Mister Delaware

    “Why didn’t Russell knee the strike 3 pitch to Martinez over to our dugout?” – Jorge Posada

  • aRX

    Time for the double play ball.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    come on Carston. battle out of this one!

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

    phil coke is starting now??

    wow

    • aRX

      Yeah that was a shock to me…

      “Yknow, he did it in the minors, but to me, Coke is just too valuable in that bullpen.”

      *sigh*

    • MannyGeee

      Yes, Coke is starting, but Joba’s stuff plays better out of the bullpen….

      so there’s that

    • Greg

      I agree. I absolutely did not get that decision

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

    where did that miss??

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      For real.

  • Mister Delaware

    Let’s make a strikeout, CC!

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

    damn it

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

    Ack, you gotta get Brandon Inge out.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    just missed the location.. o well

    get the next guy CC!

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      At least he gets to face Avila.

  • Greg

    CC was bad with two outs and RISP. Batters hitting .313 against him

  • Mister Delaware

    Edinson quickly falls behind in the NL RoY race.

    • mbonzo

      40.50 ERA.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    good thing the pitcher was up next (Avila)

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

    ZZ is an Ace. I love him

  • aRX

    lulz.

  • Adam

    Wow, big fella’s off-speed stuff looks good so far.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Lol, Avila.

  • Greg

    Neither pitcher seems comfortable out there. Must be the weather

  • MannyGeee

    70 pitches through 3.2IP… EEK

    Good thing we have that “LockDown Bullpen (C)” to get us through

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

    anyone else excited about seeing mad max this weekend strike out 14 yanks or give up 6 runs (he seems so feast or famine)

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

    Apparently the subway race changed and it’s not the B, D, and 4 anymore. My world has been turned upside down.

    • Adam

      The Yankees have decided to listen to the outpouring and cries of its fan base…it is now all Cotton Eye Joe, all the time.

  • Tampa Yankee

    I haven’t followed games on MLB Gameday in a while but I’m liking the new design.

    • Tampa Yankee

      Expect for the fact that it just had Granderson hitting right handed

      (face palm)

      • MannyGeee

        Well… its the only way he’ll ever hit lefty’s

  • MannyGeee

    Posada to DH experiment = epic fail after 2 ABs.

  • Mister Delaware

    BABIP 1.000

    • Yankeescribe

      unusually high K’s = unusually high BABIP

  • Tampa Yankee

    It’s f’n cold in NY in March John, get the f over it!

  • Jimmy McNulty

    How do you allow a hit to that asshole.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Bunta Rhymes?

    • Mister Delaware

      I liked this one.

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

    good god… womp womp

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

    Ack, Robbie.

  • Bullwinkle

    Austin proclaims “I will not be denied”!! ugh, this time.

  • Greg

    Oh no

  • cano is the bro

    seriously cano?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Robbie, don’t fight the ball away. Ball is good.

  • MannyGeee

    wheels are coming off the CC band wagon…

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Robbie owes us a jack.

  • Bullwinkle

    Did Kim just say “JAP”? OOPS.

  • Pat D

    Jeter looked real bad going after that ball.

  • Ivan

    I’ll be honest, I didn’t think Jeter was going to get to that ball at all.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Held my breath. I could just see it hitting off his glove and trickling into no-man’s land with Tigers circling the bases.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    I’ll take a sac-fly from Cabrera any day in that situation. The key is to avoid those situations.

  • Greg

    It looks like it will come down to the bullpens

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

      TWSS

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Feeling good about that scenario.

    • MannyGeee

      SORIANOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!

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

    Yes, Michael Kay, that “era” certainly did loom large.

    #announcersshouldhaveexcellentpronounciation

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    YES’s contract with DirecTV ends tomorrow and they’re still negotiating a new deal? Who’s negotiating for them, the NFL?

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

      hahahaha

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Well that’s just with YES, they’ll still have Yankee games on EI. That contract’s with MLB, and I’m pretty sure MLB still makes them broadcast the games, if not there’s the away broadcast.

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

    aight yanks, runz plz

  • Urban

    Those Avis ads keep making me root for the Boston guy. That’s bad marketing.

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

      THATS BECAUSE YOAH WICKED QUEEAH

      • Urban

        I wonder if they have a different ad for the Boston market using a guy with a Bronx accent.

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

          I wonder if the Boston guy in the Avis ad tried to have the black guy in the Avis ad fired by framing him stealing office supplies.

          • Adam

            No, that sort of thing only happens in the Red Sox front office.

      • Francis

        OUR TEAM IS BETTAH THAN YOUAHS

  • Mister Delaware

    That pitch was insane.

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

    Hey look, Jeter grounded out on the first pitch.

    • MannyGeee

      /midseasonform’d

  • cano is the bro

    dammit jeter.

  • hogsmog

    “Derek Jeter: Worst Baseball Player, He is So Old” a tragedy in two parts.

  • Yankeescribe

    Looks like this game is going to be decided by the bullpens

    • Greg

      I already said that

  • Dr. O

    I copied this from earlier in case it is relevant to any other DirecTV customers, but also wanted to add what I am not sure of is should there be no agreement and you have MLB Extra Innings you MAY still be able to access the yankee game feed via the mix channel. I know usually the blackout rules don’t apply with the specific channel since its not dependent on your location. You would not however be able to have the game full screen.

    Dr. O says:
    March 31, 2011 at 2:50 pm
    The way it works is DirecTV customers outside the NYC market would still have access to the opposing team feeds thru MLB X-Innings or their RSN. However no one would have YES and the NYC market would be blacked out from any game that would otherwise be available on YES, even with the X-Innings package.

  • Mister Delaware

    Looks like this game will be decided by the bullpens.

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

      Rita: Do you every have déjà vu?
      Phil: Didn’t you just ask me that?

  • Urban

    Didn’t a whole bunch of people originally sign up for Direct TV that horrible year there was no Yankee baseball on because Cablevision wouldn’t carry YES?

    • Yank the Frank

      That would be me.

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

    I hear the bullpens are going to decide this one.

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

      I’m freaking out, man.

    • Yank the Frank

      There’s an outside chance.

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

    Wow, what the frig was that?

  • Urban

    WTF. This is Inge, not Cabrera!

  • BigBlueAL

    CC giving up way too many 2-strike hits today.

  • Mister Delaware

    Great jump by Curtis.

    • Urban

      Shhhh…there are those who still think he can’t field.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Grandyman.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Gardner took an interesting route to cut off that double.

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

    Looks like My Man 100 Grand and The Camshaft are the only two defenders that want to help CC win today.

    Nice play, Curt Flirt.

    • MannyGeee

      that was a whole shit ton of new nicknames to describe a guy with way too many nicknames in the first place…

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

        I’ve got pages of these.

  • Chip

    Well, I suppose I can live with 2ER (should be 1) over 6 innings. Hey, remember when CC was a notorious slow starter?

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

    Ooooh, FOX Business is back as a sponsor again this year.

    I’m already amped for Freedom Week. I’m fully torqued.

    • JerseyDutch

      But are you stoked?

    • Adam

      Things to look forward to…Dale Berra doing commercials telling us to horde gold.

  • MannyGeee

    Inge owns CC apparantly. we should sign that guy…

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

      Thanks for the advice, Mike Francesa.

  • BigBlueAL

    Joba needs a haircut.

    • MannyGeee

      and to go on a diet…

      /MSM’d

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Did Joba steal Mitre’s hair?

    • Yank the Frank

      Somewhere running around Wisconsin is a bald Mitre.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    acceptable 1st start for CC

  • MannyGeee

    a-bomb?

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

    What are the odds that Girardi will use Soriano against Magglio, Miggy, and V-Mart even though at least one will bat in the seventh inning? I say negative a million.

    • Urban

      He’ll go with Ayala.

  • Mister Delaware

    Oooo

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Crushed. Thought that was out.

  • BigBlueAL

    Shit, thought that was gone.

    • A-Rod’s Hip

      we all did

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Centaurian.

  • aRX

    Damn! Where was the bandbox effect there huh?!?!

  • Urban

    Warning track power. He’s finished.

    • Urban

      Really did think that was gone.

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    GOT POPCORN!

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

      Hope he isnt talking about his….

    • Monteroisdinero

      86’ed?

  • ShuutoHeat

    Damn you WIND!!! DAMN YOOOUUUUUUUU!!!!!

  • Guest

    Stop it. Sterling. Stop it.

    • Urban

      I can only imagine.

  • Henry el Gran CuloFace

    Is there any way I can watch this game on the computer? I used atdhe.net last season, but it’s since been shut down.

    • aRX

      Not sure what RAB’s stance on streaming sites is…but the game is on ESPN3.com right now, if you have access.

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

        As long as it’s legal, it’s cool. None of you are worth getting sued over.

        • aRX

          HMPH.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    It’s Cano Time.

  • MannyGeee

    A-Cano-BomB????

  • Chip

    I really thought that should have been a triple, I think A-Rod assumed it was gone off the bat

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Michael Kay concurs.

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

        Wally Matthews is stoked. He has his nit to pick.

    • MannyGeee

      he could learn something about grit and hustle and determination from the best 3b in the league… yeah, not Longoria…

      -Peter Gammons

  • dkidd

    here we go

    /bud lite’d

  • aRX

    Time for another 3 run jack

  • Chip

    Cano just watched 5 straight pitches without swinging, this shocks me

    • MannyGeee

      none of them were at the eyes…

  • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

    Oh hey guys.

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

      MIMBRO!!!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yes-Mo? Ugh.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    WHAT?!

  • aRX

    …..what.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Outside by about a foot.

  • Adam

    Wow…that was in the other batter’s box. Horrible.

  • Chip

    THAT. WAS. TERRIBLE.

    • MannyGeee

      LOL you should see where it was spotted on GameDay… here’s a hint. it almost wasnt. I had to zoom out

      • Chip

        Yeah, I have MLB at-bat up and it was a solid plate width outside

  • dkidd

    terrible call

    that’s been a ball all day

    • Chip

      That’s been a ball for over 100 years

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    that was outside.. come on

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    FIRE EVERY FUCKING UMPIRE IN THE FUCKING MLB.

    Please.

  • Yank the Frank

    One foot outside

  • Ivan

    Great job umpire, great job!!!!

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Same ol’ Swish, allergic to RBIs.

  • ShuutoHeat

    …really? blind fool…

  • BigBlueAL

    First horrible ump ball-strike call of the season.

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

    We couldn’t even make it 3 hours into the season before the first valid call for #robotumpsnow.

    Le sigh.

  • bonestock94

    Even the umps are rusty in march. Then again they suck in november too.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Rusty? They’re continuing where they fucking left off. I wish i could get paid for being stupid and blind.

  • Guest

    “That did not catch the plate.” –Ken Singleton

    “The Libyan dictator is not popular in America.”

  • cjc

    it took 2 whole hours this year for an ump to disgrace himself improvement

  • MannyGeee

    hip hip?????

    • MannyGeee

      shit.

  • dkidd

    come on jorge

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    what a freakin pitch by Verlander on 3-1.. wow

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

    That was a filthy change.

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

    That was a nasty change on 3-1.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Good ABs this inning.

  • brazilian fan

    verlander is a beast 97 mph in 112 pitches yikes

    • Urban

      Reminds me of a Nolan Ryan story. He still holds the official record for a fastball, even though it was “only” 100.9 mph. The reason why is it was recorded under validated, scientific conditions, something no one has actually tried to do since.

      The 101 mph pitch, however, was recorded ten feet from home plate, instead of out of the hand as pitches are today. More amazingly, it was approximately 150th pitch he threw in the game.

      Ryan was the real Freak, not Lincecum.

  • MannyGeee

    OK here we go…. the year of the bullpen!

    this is either gonna be awesome or sucky…

  • dkidd

    last inning for verlander

    bring on the sky pointer!

  • Adam

    Man…change-up, that was tough.

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

    Yikes, doubled up on the change. That’s not cool when the guy’s throwin 97.

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

      Justin Verlander: good at baseball.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, the change again?

  • Urban

    Now pitching? Robertson? Joba? Ayala…ahhhhhhhh!

  • bonestock94

    Justin Verlander

  • A-Rod’s Hip

    that’s some phenomenal pitching by Verlander. *tips cap*

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

    It looks like the guy in that W.B. Mason commercial loves lots of donuts to go with his love of K-Cup coffee.

  • brazilian fan

    fyi all the hits by detroit were on the left side of our infield. Cool

    And that 3-1 change up wow. Perfect spot.

  • Monteroisdinero

    3-1 change and 3-2 change. 114 pitches in March. Verlander/not bad.

    /next pitcher please

  • Yank the Frank

    You would think with a new season they would have new commercials.

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

      You got any “new commercial” money?

      • Yank the Frank

        Now that I won’t have DirectTV I’ll have plenty.

      • Adam

        We could pool what the team received in exchange for Romulo…

  • JerseyDutch

    Has anyone considered the possibility that this game might come down to bullpens?

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Mind bomb.

    • MannyGeee

      you, sir, may be a prophet

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Let’s go Joba. Silence the haters.

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

    Hey Michael Kay: He didn’t strike him out on two straight changeups. There was a fastball mixed in between the two that Jorge fouled off. (Probably played a part in the equation.)

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

    Thanks for trying, Austin.

  • Adam

    Nasty hook from Joba.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, today’s marquee pitching matchup followed by Penny-Burnett?

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    That curve was right down the middle.

    • Chip

      It was definitely high but his hook looks good, like starting pitcher good

      • The Big City of Dreams

        “like starting pitcher good”

        *shakes head* what could have been

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

    And then Verlander loses all those cool points by shoving a disgusting hunk of chaw into his piehole.

    Classy.

  • aRX

    …what!?

  • Mister Delaware

    Man, Rhymes is not going to be well liked this year.

    • Urban

      I was thinking the same thing. He might be right in the missed calls, yet he’s wrong. He’ll pay a price.

  • BigBlueAL

    First 3-2 count for Joba this season, what will he throw??

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

      Which seat can he take?

      • dkidd

        fun fun fun fun

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Hey Leiland and Rhymes, did you miss that strike call to Swisher?

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yay, Joba.

  • Mister Delaware

    We play 6 innings.

  • JerseyDutch

    Nice, Joba.

  • Adam

    Wow, Gardy was positioned perfectly.

  • Kostas

    Funny. Gameday shows who is on deck and in the hold. Said Cabrera – In hole..

  • Tampa Yankee

    Dominate bullpen!

  • baravelli

    My girlfriend just proposed the correct nickname for 2011 Joba:
    Joba-lushi.

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

      Amazing.

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

      Cheeburger cheeburger cheeburger

    • Chip

      Wow, that’s so apt

    • MannyGeee

      I love EVERYTHING I am hearing right now.

      Axisa, can you sign off on that?

    • Adam

      Is it because of the weight, the hair, the alcohol or the propensity to burn out quickly after a heralded early career?

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

        Yes.

        • Adam

          I hope that means Joba has a little chocolate donuts commercial in his near future.

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

            Joba: “Christ. 7 years in the bullpen down the drain.”

      • Mister Delaware

        The sense of humor.

  • Yank the Frank

    I miss Ronan

    • Mister Delaware

      Gentile.

      • Yank the Frank

        Anti-semites with no legs always get a bad rap.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Those communists on ESPN cut away from “God Bless America”

  • Crime Dog

    I saw a tweet from feinsand in the 6th that said valverde was warming up for the tigers. Was that a typo or was he really warming up in the 6th?

  • bonestock94

    The white trashification of Coke is still impressive one year later.

  • MannyGeee

    Phil Coke? is this the 1st inning? its like time warp!

    trippy

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

    Cured.

    • pete

      hashtag that shit, man.

      Come on.

  • Naved

    GRANDY MAN CAN!

  • swishers fauxhawk

    BOOM.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    The Grandy Man Can.

  • Mister Delaware

    I’m home alone and I actually said “Oooo” when he hit that.

    • Urban

      Are you suggesting to us that you’ve never once before been home alone and uttered “Ooooo” before? Me no believe it.

      • Mister Delaware

        Not while typing with 2 hands?

  • Adam

    Grandy! Now that’s the Phil Coke I remember…

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

    AND THE YANKEES WIN THE TRADE!!!!

    • Tampa Yankee

      Me Gusta

  • Chip

    CURED!

  • ShuutoHeat

    C GRAND!!!!

    What is this about not hitting lefties?

    • MannyGeee

      Coke barely qualifies… and his stuff plays better out of the rotation????

      • ShuutoHeat

        No matter how crappy Coke is, he is still a lefty though right? RIGHT!?

  • Urban

    Ahh, yes. Classic Coke. Still likes giving up the longball to lefthanded hitters. Love it.

  • aRX

    Granderson!!!!!!
    Coke still loyal to the Yanks even a year later :)

  • JerseyDutch

    More oblique strains for Grandy…

  • BigBlueAL

    Grandy!!!

  • Tampa Yankee

    Sterling takes everything great out of that HR by his ridiculous HR call… UGH!

    WOOOOOO

  • Operation Killer B’s

    Who says Curtis cant hit lefties

  • Zack

    HAHAHA

  • YanksFan in MA

    hey ooooooo. Cured

  • whozat

    Can’t BELIEVE Cashman traded that guy away!

  • Fair Weather Freddy

    Time for Soriano to start justifying the signing

  • Chip

    Here comes a bunt

  • Mister Delaware

    Just slap it to left.

  • Guest

    Too early to bunt. Eighth, maybe. Not seventh. Please don’t do it.

    • Guest

      Aaaaaand sigh…

  • Adam

    I would love to see a hit and run here…

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

    (groans)

  • Frank1979

    Wait a second, I thought Coke was supposed to be starting? Did I miss something? (Not that I’m complaining, I’ll take that home run.)

    • Chip

      He’s probably the fifth starter so he won’t be needed the first time through the order with tomorrow’s off day

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

      They don’t need their fifth starter for a while, he’s in the pen for the few games of the season.

      • Frank1979

        Right. I’m just following the game online, so I was a little confused. Thanks guys.

  • BigBlueAL

    Gardner will lead the league in Sac bunts this season. lol

  • YanksFan in MA

    No problem with that bunt.

  • aRX

    *sigh* Why bunt again?

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

    If Gardner leading off was meant to do this, please bat him 9th again

    • Chip

      Co-signed. He’s batting leadoff to get on base at a ridiculous rate. Let Jeter bunt with men at first and second if you need to bunt

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

      Seriously. If we’re going to have a player in the lineup who sac bunts more than everyone else, I want that player hitting 9th every single day to minimize the number of PAs he gets.

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

    The bunts … they’re killing me.

    • Chris

      There’s nothing wrong with Gardner bunting.

      • Chip

        There’s nothing wrong with a guy who is one of the best in the league at getting on base giving up an out? A guy who is nearly impossible to double up?

        • Tampa Yankee

          this

        • Chris

          He shouldn’t be giving up an out. He should be bunting.

          The problem with the sac bunt (and particularly in Gardner’s case) is not the bunt itself. It’s only a problem when the hitter isn’t even trying to get on base.

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

            Nobody else in this little mini-conversation (Mike, Chip, Tampa Yankee, Mister Delaware, et. al.) was talking about bunting for a hit; they were all talking about sac bunting. Please don’t equivocate and change the argument.

            • Chris

              Please don’t equivocate and change the argument.
              Reply

              Why not?

              He should ALWAYS try to get a hit when he bunts – and it should be the same with every batter (except perhaps a pitcher that you don’t want running). The problem isn’t the call for a bunt, the problem is laying down an easy bunt right back to a pitcher. That’s an execution issue and not a strategy issue.

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

                This is still equivocation.

                All players who sacrifice bunt try to get a hit while doing so. All of them also fail to do so (despite how fast or slow they might be, mind you) at extremely high rates, which is why it’s called a sacrifice.

                He’s SEVERELY decreasing his chances of getting a hit for a marginal upgrade in his chances of putting the ball in play in a manner that allows the runner on first to reach second base safely. This is because the defense anticipates the play, and it’s an extremely easy play to defend when properly anticipated.

                The problem is the call for the bunt, because we all know that it’s a high-risk, low-reward play. The only non-sac bunts are the ones where you attempt to surprise the defense in a non-sac-bunt situation.

      • Mister Delaware

        Based on last year’s matrix, expected runs went from 0.86 to 0.68. So that’s wrong.

        • Chris

          You’re assuming that the only outcome from bunting is an out and the runner advancing. Not sure where you got the numbers for just last year, but based on 1993-2010 (from here: http://tangotiger.net/re24.html) you get the following…

          Runner on 1B, 0 outs: 0.941
          Runner on 2B, 1 out: .721
          Runner on 1B+2B, 0 outs: 1.556

          Gardner gets a hit about 30% of the time he bunts. So the run expectancy is: (0.3 * 1.556) + (0.7 * .721) = 0.9715

          This is slight increase in run expectancy, thus it’s not necessarily a bad move.

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

            Gardner gets a hit about 30% of the time he bunts.

            Where’d you get that data from? Is that all bunts, only sac bunts, or only non-sac bunts?

            • Chris

              That’s all bunts (from fangraphs).

              • Chris

                But I don’t think it accounts for throwing errors on bunts, but I’d guess that won’t really change the numbers much.

                My point is just that every time someone bunts people complain, but they shouldn’t automatically complain about bunting – it’s the execution of the bunt (i.e. not trying to get on base) that’s the problem, not simply the bunt itself.

                It’s a fine distinction, but it’s one of my pet peeves.

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

                  It’s not a fine distinction, it’s a false distinction. It doesn’t work that way. All sac bunters are always trying to bunt for a hit when sac bunting, they just fail virtually all of the time because it’s an extremely difficult play to get a hit on.

                  • Chris

                    All sac bunters are always trying to bunt for a hit when sac bunting

                    That’s not true. Most sac bunters are just trying to get a bunt down, not trying to get a hit.

          • Chip

            But those include times where he wasn’t obviously bunting. I’m all for him dropping one down now and then when the defense isn’t exactly expecting it but not when the corners are rushing in on him. He should smack it right by the third baseman for a double.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    I like the runner at 2nd with only one out. Jeter can’t ground into a DP so there’s at least a guy in SP for Tex.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    What’s up with the homeless-looking Tiger relievers?

    • Mister Delaware

      Yea another run!

  • Urban

    Looks like some unfortunate beard/hair thing-virus has infected the Tigers’ pen.

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

    Question: Are there no barbers in the city of Detroit?

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      They must all party with Miggy.

    • Adam

      Have you been to Detroit recently?

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

        Touché.

    • Francis

      I think the Tiger’s middle relievers are trying to popularize the “white-trash chic” look and hope it spreads to the residents of the Detroit metro area.

      /nooneactuallylivesindetroit’d

  • Yank the Frank

    Hava Avilia

  • YanksFan in MA

    Grandy would have thrown him out

  • Adam

    Wow, good wheels because that was smoked…

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

    Phew, now the Yankees will still have the lead when Soriano gives up the solo homer to Cabrera to lead off the eighth.

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

      YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH, AXISA.

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

        Glad to have you back.

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

          One night I dreamed I was walking along the beach with TSJC.

          Many scenes from my life flashed across the sky. In each scene I noticed footprints in the sand. Sometimes there were two sets of footprints, other times there were one set of footprints.

          This bothered me because I noticed that during the low periods of my life, when I was suffering from anguish, sorrow or defeat, I could see only one set of footprints.

          So I said to Tommie, “You promised me, Tommie, that if I followed you, you would walk with me always. But I have noticed that during the most trying periods of my life there have only been one set of footprints in the sand. Why, when I needed you most, have you not been there for me?”

          Tommie replied, “The times when you have seen only one set of footprints, is when I left to go have sex with your mother.”

          • Corporate Scum

            Wait… she’s been cheating on me???

  • Yank the Frank

    I like this Martin guy.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Less nervous about last year’s hip injury, he looks like he’s running well.

  • BigBlueAL

    Yankees just scored a run with small ball!! lol

  • Mister Delaware

    Man those last 2 outs were hit hard.

  • Total Dominication

    Granderslam!!!! And I’m gonna kill Girardi on this bunting shit.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

      Yet it worked.

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

        Yes, it worked perfectly, just how Girardi drew it up, with the passed ball advancing Martin like Girardi planned.

        (rolls eyes)

        • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

          Hey I’d bitch if nothing happened but I can’t be mad if we got a run of it whether or not the bunt actually helped.

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

            A good result from a bad process doesn’t mean the process shouldn’t be questioned.

            Hitting the lottery doesn’t mean that playing the lottery was a sound financial planning strategy in the first place.

            • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

              I’m not saying it shouldn’t be questioned I’m just saying hey it worked so we shouldn’t get too worked up about it this one instance.

              I mean we’re going to see a lot of bunts regardless so it’s best to try and see the brighter picture.

              But meh.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    Gardner should stop bunting. Leave that to Jeter.

  • Thomas

    Question: I am not watching the game (at work), but did Phil Coke point to the sky on Granderson’s homer?

    I’d be really disappointed, if he didn’t.

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

      Unfortunately not.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Good-looking breaking ball from Soriano.

  • dkidd

    i know we spent a bunch of $ of soriano, but i feel pretty good about our chances right now

    • MannyGeee

      question, would you still feel really good about it if Phil Coke didn’t come in about 20 minutes ago and do his best Kenny Powers impression and this was still a 3-3 game?

      • dkidd

        yes

        soriano pushes everyone back a slot, meaning no boone logan in the seventh inning of a tie game

        tough to give up the draft pick, but in the short term i love our bullpen

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

    That makes up for the call on Swish.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    “He got the Swisher treatment.”

    Love it.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Fact: Rafael Soriano is the first Yankee to get Miguel Cabrera out this year.

  • Mister Delaware

    Bartolo Colon has too much face.

    • MannyGeee

      at least he’s not sporting the short crop Jerry Curl any more… I swear the picture of him pitching to Ortiz in 2005 he looked like the cowardly lion… TYA had it this morning?

  • Hall and Nokes

    This game actually does seem to be coming down to the bullpens. You guys are good.

    • Adam

      “I just want to tell you both good luck. We’re all counting on you.”

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

        “Both teams played hard, my man.”

  • Will Y

    Whats up with all the empty seats behind home plate??

    • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

      2500 a ticket is what

    • Mister Delaware

      Why aren’t the players’ names on the back of the jersey?

      • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

        never have been

        • Mister Delaware

          I think you missed what I was doing there.

          • The Big City of Dreams

            lol

  • BigBlueAL

    Its so much easier watching the Yankees hold on to a lead late in the game than it is the Knicks.

    • Adam

      Well, the one similarity…in both instances it involves putting the ball in one player’s hands while everyone else on the field stands around to see what happens.

      • BigBlueAL

        This is not the time to be ripping Melo lol.

  • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

    I’m gonna love all these flyballs for the next 3 years.

    • Greg

      Hey, if A-Rod’s didn’t go out, that wasn’t going out

      • http://twitter.com/#!/iiKeane JobaWockeeZ

        Which only makes it worse unfortunately if that’s gone on normal days.

  • cjc

    40 degrees and free food inside

  • Rey22

    Textbook Yankee game this year. 6 decent innings from the starter, lockdown bullpen the last 3, nice offense, game over.

    • MannyGeee

      you seen the back end of this rotation? 6 strong IP is a bold statement

      • Mister Delaware

        He said “decent”.

  • MannyGeee

    on an unrelated note, Dan Uggla is absolutely date raping my fantasy teams 2 hours into the season… very excited about that

  • JerseyDutch

    If they spent closer money on their setup man, does that mean that Joba should get setup-man money?

    • MannyGeee

      I smell an A Bomb coming up.

  • mike hawk

    YANKEES WON! WOOT!

  • Joe

    JobSorMo in line for a win, hold, and a save

    • CS Yankee

      JoSoMo…the new word!

      • CS Yankee

        Or actually…DroJoSoMO

        After five, all games with a lead are considered a win.

        • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

          Wouldn’t it just RoJoSoMo?

          • Adam

            If you add Boone it would be LoRoJoSoMo.

            • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

              Don’t forget Bartolo. CoLoRoJoSoMo.

              • Adam

                Sad…if only he wasn’t in Japan. Could have been RomuloCoLoRoJoSoMo.

          • Mister Delaware

            “Or AyalRoJoSoMo? Maybe guys?” – Luis Ayala

            • pete

              I did, in fact, laugh.

          • CS Yankee

            Your correct…but can we keep it as “MO” on the end?

            We shall shout his name.

  • Rivera ve Blues

    What’s up with Rivera and the high socks?

    • Urban

      Things having been going well for him the past 15 years, so he decided to change his luck with a new look.

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      Who cares, it’s awesome.

    • JerseyDutch

      He’s trying to fool the opposition into thinking he’s Dave Robertson.

    • Mister Delaware

      If he says its a tribute to HS me, I win. Just keep this in mind.

    • Hall and Nokes

      Compare it to Schlereth who’s going to trip over his pant legs.

  • Yank the Frank

    Alex continues to look locked in.

  • Adam

    Tigers, going to the clean cut member of their pen…

  • MannyGeee

    is Schlereth really spoorting the beard that his GameDay picture has him in?

    Brian Wilson Disease….

    • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

      It’s a pretty standard goatee/scruff look.

      • Mister Delaware

        Standard for 1998.

  • Xstar7

    Looking forward to many more games like this.

  • Mister Delaware

    Dammit. If Cano had bunted, Rodriguez would be on 3B now.

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

    Oh, the lulz.

  • cano is the bro

    oh swisher…first baserunning error already

    • Tampa Yankee

      I wonder how many of the grievances we can cross off after today?

  • BigBlueAL

    WTF is Swisher doing?? lol

  • Adam

    Wow, way to dog it Mags.

  • MannyGeee

    swish is the man

  • aRX

    Nice hitting.
    Baserunning, um….well its early.

  • Mister Delaware

    “•Swish will make a boneheaded play on the bases and get tagged out.”

    Nice call, Mikey.

    • Warren

      nice call

    • Chip

      That’s the first thing I thought when I saw him get caught off of first. Over/under when that entire list is completed? Hopefully it’s more than a week

  • Greg

    Bottom line: Swisher got the job done

    • MannyGeee

      think of it as a 200 ft sac bunt to score the run… super sized small ball

  • aRX

    And now Mo for the first of many.

  • MannyGeee

    POSADA IS KILLING ME TODAY… DH don’t look good on him.

  • King of the Troglodytes

    Good start to the Yankees year – getting in those runs with a man on 3rd and less than 2 out today.

  • JerseyDutch

    We still love you, Cornflake.

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Im just laughing at how quickly they seem to be checking things off yesterdays list of grievances. Lets get em out of the way early.

    • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

      Hey new drinking game! Everytime something on the list happens have a drink.

  • dkidd

    last opening day for mo?

    • bonestock94

      wtf no

    • Tampa Yankee

      Not a chance

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

    My man, 100 Grand.

  • http://riveraveblues.com Mike Axisa

    What a freaking catch.

  • Adam

    Wow, great catch.

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    What. A. Catch.

  • Chip

    Trade won

  • Mister Delaware

    It’ll look like a routine 1-2-3 in the game log.

  • mbonzo

    Granderson… damn

  • aRX

    Oblique strain? What oblique strain?

  • http://twitter.com/Paddock9652 Stratman9652

    Grandy! Highlight reel for a long long time.

  • cano is the bro

    I’m loving that outfield defense from the grandy man

  • dkidd

    love our center fielder

  • JerseyDutch

    Grandy’s out there today like he has something to prove.

  • Andy in NYC

    Grandy padding his UZR stats.

  • tom

    Never ever thought he had a chance at that one

  • Chip

    Wow, Mo is completely missing his spots today but he has so much movement that he’s still getting away with it

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Poor Avila.

  • aRX

    Cmon, lets end it on a broken bat Rivera special

    • aRX

      Or that…thank you come again.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Mo.

  • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

    perfect season, anyone?

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

      Perfect? Perfect? WE GAVE UP THREE RUNS!!!!!

      • http://danielslifka.wordpress.com Jerome S.

        It would have been two if it weren’t for that lazy Dominican.

  • thaaaaaaayankeeeswin

    the whole team has something to prove….34 out of 40 baseball experts picked the Blow Sox to win it all this year

  • Adam

    Could not have scripted this one any better. Great start to the year.

  • JerseyDutch

    Great opening game.

  • Naved

    LOCKDOWN BULLPEN

  • dkidd

    deeply satisfying win

    i love our team

  • Mister Delaware

    Watch your ankles out there, guys.

  • Greg

    All in all a very nice day

  • YanksFan in MA

    Damn. I hate to get all excited about 1 game, but Curtis, wow.

  • MannyGeee

    well, there you go. here’s to hoping the Red Sox prove us all right.

    161 to go!

  • Chip

    Hey, maybe Joba will win 20 this year after all

  • cano is the bro

    woot! love ending the game on a Mo strikeout

  • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

    Don’t like hearing Granderson talk about bunting.

  • Jorge

    Yanks win! Mo and Ro and So and Lo and Do get the job done!

  • mustang

    TEXTBOOK!

  • http://sportstatistics.blogspot.com/ Leffty

    Check out this 2011 season preview with coverage of Jeter’s quest for 3000 and career resurrection:

    http://sportstatistics.blogspo.....-year.html

  • JobaTheHeat62

    I know its one game but there was alot to like…Man I hope Grandy plays like this all season..I know he did this opening game last year, but very encouraging. I also liked what I saw from Russel Martin too..Didn’t do much, but as a 9 hitter that is money.

  • BigBlueAL

    Mo is God.

  • Guest

    Curtis Granderson hits eighth…against righties.

    Barring sig injuries, this team will hit. A lot.

  • DaveW

    This will be a fun year.

    Offense – best in majors.
    IF Defense – at least average.
    OF Defense – outstanding.
    Depth – good.
    Bullpen – best in majors.
    Starters – plenty adequate.
    System – loaded. Gobs of trade bait if needed.

    • Guest

      Agreed, except on rotation. Hopefully they will prove you right.

      But right now, they are just CC and the question marks…

      • mbonzo

        Compared to the rotations from the last 10 years, this is still one of the best.

  • mike_h

    undefeated bitches!!!

  • rbizzler

    Erick Almonte just got an AB for the Brewers.

    Yes, that Erick Almonte.

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      He’s still living?

    • http://www.blogs.thetenthinningstretch.com the tenth inning stretch

      Even crazier: with Hart injured, Mark Kotsay is their opening day RF.

  • theyankeewarrior

    AJax:

    Still leading the league in K’s. Still leading the league in BABIP.

    /SSS’d

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Positives:

    Granderson’s defense, Granderson hitting a HR off of a lefty, Mark Teixeira hitting a HR before May, Alex Rodriguez looked good, bullpen was rock solid, and CC had a pretty good off day. Martin had some good ABs, stole a base, and looked good behind the plate. Scored five runs when Verlander started, and obviously the win was the best part.

    Negatives:

    Jeter looked like shit at the plate and in the field, CC was still off, the INF looked awful across the board, and I’m concerned about Gardner going back to sucking.

    • Sean C

      Good thing we still have 161 games to figure things out.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        My only long term concerns (resulting from this game) are Jeter, the infield defense, and Gardner’s bat. I’m worried about the 4th and 5th starter too, but I’ll wait for Nova or Garcia to have a shitty start before I bitch about that. Good win, fun game, great way to start the season!

        • Yanks46

          jeter walked, scored a run, and had a hard hit sac fly RBI. Not his best effort but I wouldnt say he looked like shit at the plate. Its one game. Geeze

          • Jimmy McNulty

            I’m concerned about him long term, though. He’s kinda my Burnett of the line up, he’s going to be here for another three years and he’s a big part of the team coming off of a crapy year. He didn’t do much to quell my concerns although looking bad against Justin Verlander isn’t a bad thing.

            • Yanks46

              Its ok to have legit concerns about him going forward, but I just think saying he looked like shit today was a little overboard.

    • http://www.yankeeanalysts.com/ Matt Imbrogno

      I think you’re overstating the case against CC. He only walked two and struck out seven.

      • JobaTheHeat62

        I agree…CC was fine..He isnt exactly the best early season..he was more than adequate.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Just a little off, he’ll straighten it out. Cano also had a rough day at the plate, but I’m sure he’ll fix that. Positives and negatives to every game (except no hitters)

  • mbonzo

    162-0

  • Preston

    So what happened to Phil Coke starting? He’s still listed as their fifth starter. Apparently they are going to start the year with a four man rotation because of the off day. Tough to get an L before you even get your first start.

    • Anthony Murillo

      Tigers have a couple of off days, thus no need for a fifth starter.

  • king of fruitless hypotheticals

    Joba’s K/BB rate: INF

    /winningacategory
    /rltw

  • http://bigleaguewiffleball.com/ Jon

    Good win for the Yankees today and the back of the bullpen looked good with Joba, Soriano, and obviously Rivera. Weird to see Texiera actually get some RBIs in April. I was fully expecting to wait three weeks for him to get a hit.