Game 37: Shakeup


(AP Photo/Carlos Osorio)

For the first time in exactly 12 years, Jorge Posada will hit ninth for the Yankees. With his team in the midst of an offensive slump, Joe Girardi changed things up at the bottom of the order for today’s game, simply moving the slumping Posada and Nick Swisher down while Russell Martin and Brett Gardner moved up. Posada put it all on himself, saying he “put [himself] in this position” before the game, but I still kinda feel bad for him. Getting old in baseball isn’t pretty. Bottom line: it had to be done. Here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Russell Martin, C
Brett Gardner, LF
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada Andruw Jones, DH- Posada was just scratched for an unknown reason

CC Sabathia, SP

Because Saturday night games don’t suck enough, this one will be broadcast on FOX. Fun fun fun. Anyway, game starts shortly after 7pm ET. Try to enjoy.

Notes: Phil Hughes continued his throwing program, again playing catch with Larry Rothschild before the game … Frankie Cervelli was on the field working on his throwing with Girardi and Tony Pena early this afternoon … the April 12th rain out against the Orioles has been rescheduled as part of a day/night doubleheader at Yankee Stadium on Saturday, July 30th.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Yanks99 says:

    Think he complained about batting ninth? I’m sure we’ll never hear about it if that is the case though.

  2. General Tsao says:

    Posada must have caused a stink and Girardi correctly benched his ass. Finally Girardi makes a bold move. I expect the team to come out with fire. They better or they’ll be on the bench next to Posada.

  3. forensic says:

    Well, the lineup is a start though I’d still rather Gardner second (or first) and grandy 6th because of their different skill sets. But, it’s better than nothing.

  4. Rookie says:

    I believe batting Posada 9th is a major step in the right direction. The higher up in the lineup you have a dead spot, the more that batter is likely to kill a rally. If Jeter stops drinking from the fountain of youth and returns to producing at an OPS with a first number of a 6 or less, then Posada batting ninth (right before Jeter) becomes even MORE important — because (if that happens) it would bunch TWO potential rally killers together.

    Assuming that Jeter doesn’t share his secret formula for his recent impressive performance with Posada, eventually replacing Posada with a much stronger bat will, of course, be an even bigger and more important step. But hopefully Jeter’s success continues and he shares it with Posada — although I fear that’s not the way to bet.

    • Neil says:

      Who’s the much stronger bat? Maybe Chavez when he gets back. Andruw Jones, not much better and in 4 at bats what’s he gonna see 11 pitches?

      • Rookie says:

        Anybody who has a reasonable possibility of having an OPS with a number higher than 6 as the first digit. Vasquez maybe?

  5. Rookie says:

    From an ESPN article on the move:
    “Girardi also demoted Nick Swisher, pushing him down to eighth in the order. Brett Gardner was moved from ninth to seventh, while Russell Martin was pushed to the sixth hole behind Robinson Cano.”

    At a glance, all of these moves look smart to me.

    • Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

      Can’t complain. But there’s only so much a manager can do to affect the game either way. It’s up to the players in the lineup to pick it up.

      The only thing Girardi can do to honk it up is bunt – at just about any time – with this lineup or make an egregious bullpen move.

    • Kostas says:

      Not that is matters in the ESPN world of hyperbole, but is it really a demotion to be moved down in the order. Wouldn’t the demotion really be being removed from the line up?

  6. mike c says:

    if you’re going to put equal bats in the 9th spot (jones v posada) it does make sense to make it the guy who’s not slow as shit. it might end up saving a jeter GIDP

  7. forensic says:

    If the Yankees decide to show up: fuck you fox for making me watch the diamondbacks/dodgers instead.
    If the Yankees again don’t decide to show up: thank you fox for making me watch the diamondbacks/dodgers instead.

  8. Cy Pettitte says:

    Fox starts us off with an interview with Papelbon, wonderful.

  9. Kostas says:

    Just some irrelevant fun facts before tonight.

    2009 – Championship Year – on May 14th Yankees were 17-17 and had lost their first 5 games to the Sox. 3rd place and 4.5 out.

    So maybe tonight CC gets it going and the Yankees reel off 6 in a row.

  10. Teh Comp Pick says:

    7PM Saturday start…AND McCarver/ Buck?

    ::Head Explodes::

  11. forensic says:

    I’m waiting for those wonderful words: “Press conference scheduled for Sunday at noon. “

    • Mike Axisa says:

      That would be sad.

      • forensic says:

        Somewhat, and yet overdue. Just not a huge fan of his attitude and general crankiness, and now his sucking makes it even worse.

      • Andrew 518 says:

        Kind of bugs me how everyone claims that they want to see a frahchise player, someone who’s allegence is with one team, but no one wants to deal with the decline that inevitabley comes along with that. Then we turn on the player for staying too long etc. I can’t help but think of the end of Patrick Ewing’s Knicks career here, or the initial animosity towards Jeter. Posada has been a classy player and great asset to championship teams, It’s hard to see his skills erode, I want to see him play as he did in his prime, the team is struggeling and we need better performances, but I certainly won’t celebrate seeing a great player leave.

        • A-Rod's Wingman says:

          I’d celebrate his amazing career, be sad that I won’t get to see his general dickish (yet lovable attitude)and his wife’s great tits in the stands anymore. I love the guy, I’d start the HoF campaign the minute after the press conference ends. I’d be psyched that Montero’s next in line for the DH role, though.

        • forensic says:

          I don’t have a big desire for franchise players. I’d rather see the team make smart decisions than constantly be held hostage by tenured players. I’m not so big on jeter leaving, though I do want him at the bottom of the order and not making what he is making. As I said, I’m just not a huge fan of posada. I’m tired of his attitude and stuff and frankly think he’s been a bit overrated during his career.

  12. Cy Pettitte says:

    holy shit is this a playoff game and no one told me?

  13. jon says:

    lol kevin bacon out of nowhere

  14. The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

    My goodness is there anything Kevin Bacon can’t do? I’m just impressed…

  15. The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

    My GOD I really want to punch his face.

  16. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Man, Buck sounds like he just got beat up.

  17. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    The Fox blackout is the stupidest thing in baseball. The blackout rules in other sports is to protect the home team’s attendance (in football) or protect the broadcasters who pay big TV money; yet you can still see the game if you watch it on whatever the network who contracts with the team is. The Fox Blackout just prevents people from seeing games in their entirety. God I fucking hate Fox.

  18. jon says:

    oh god here we go again

  19. the tenth inning stretch says:

    “Should I say it now, or wait?”

    Joe Buck makes it sound like Girardi committed the unpardonable sin.

    • A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

      …and like he had some legitimate knowledge to share that people who didn’t look at the boxscore knew of already…Such a clown

  20. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Well this is just fucking wonderful.

  21. Cy Pettitte says:

    starting to have the urge to shove a pencil into my ear and end it.

  22. Cuso says:

    Doesn’t batting 9th defeat the whole purpose of being a “designated hitter” anways?

    I mean batting 9th as a DH?! Might as well bat the pitcher.

  23. General Tsao says:

    CC’s gonna have to do better than this. We cannot score many runs off Beckett. CC has been awful for weeks now. Hitting Elsbury on 0-2? Unacceptable.

  24. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Wow, Gonzalez looked bad.

  25. Hummingbird S. says:

    same pitch, same spot, different calls

  26. Cy Pettitte says:

    Fox, y u no have pitch count displayed?

  27. first time lawng time says:

    Something crazy:
    I promise not to complain about this team tonight.
    Just kidding. Actually I do make that promise, but that’s not whag I was going to say:
    The Yankees have made 49 playoff appearances. They have only not made it to the WS 9 times.
    Of the 40 times they have made it, they have won 27 times.
    In short, they have won a WS over 50% of the time they have made the playoffs.

    And considering it’s not that SSS (compared to other teams) that’s crazy right?

    • Pat D says:

      Well, one on hand, from 1921-1964, there weren’t rounds of playoffs.

      • first time lawng time says:

        Oh. Didn’t realize that. My bad. But I still think it’s impressive.

        • Pat D says:

          It is.

          Just that it’s been harder to win the World Series since 1969, and especially since 1995. And the fact that the Yankees didn’t even make the World Series in ’95, ’97, ’02, and ’05-’08, as well as last year, kinda proves that.

  28. Nefarious says:

    And since CC now has two outs, you just know the Ortiz hit is coming.

  29. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    McCarver needs to stop talking…

    • A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

      Buck bothers me soooooo much more.

    • Pat D says:

      They both do. I remember Buck saying he was sick back in the game in Boston in early April. Is he still sick or is he just not caring that much?

      Jeez, what’s he gonna do come September when there’s no football for him to call?

  30. Hall and Nokes says:

    Posada may suck these days, but I will not accept a comparison of his career to Varitek’s.

  31. NC Saint says:

    Tim McCarver just cited Posada and Jason fucking Varitek as examples of catchers who did a great job of forgetting about hitting and focusing solely on the pitching staff. Headsplosion.

  32. Mike Axisa says:

    CC’s had enough of this shit.

  33. the tenth inning stretch says:

    The Big Man is dealing. So much for the heart of the order.

  34. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Sorry for doubting you Carsten.

  35. Hummingbird S. says:

    CC beast mode. That was beautiful!

  36. Jerome S. says:

    CC is the fuckin man.

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    McCarver is unaware that Jorge’s hands are in great shape due to copious amounts of urine. what a moron.

  38. Epy0n says:

    That last strikeout made me laugh hard. They knew they could bait that bum Ortiz. ROFL.

  39. jon says:

    i will never get tired of john krasinski gettting punched in the face

    • Simon says:

      That commercial has me laughing every time!

    • Nefarious says:

      That really put a smile on my face.

    • Pat D says:

      I like Krasinski, even with the whole Red Sox fan misfortune.

      But words cannot express my admiration for Alec Baldwin. A guy who goes through a messy divorce which causes him to explode at his daughter and then publicly state he thought of committing suicide because he hated himself for it. For some reason, that made me think better of him.

      Also I love that he does The Essentials on TCM with Robert Osborne.

  40. Simon says:

    Mccarver fail of the night #1: Posada never “gave up offense for the pitching staff”, Posada was quite the opposite. One of the greatest hitting catchers ever. Sorry for the complaining but FOX games really piss me off.

  41. Xstar7 says:

    That was beautiful.

  42. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Baldwin’s commercials just get better.

  43. first time lawng time says:

    Fun fact: the strike zone is anywhere over the plate that is above the hollow right below the knees to the midpoint between the top of the shoulders and the top of the letters of the uniform.

    Funny how umps never seem to call strikes stomach level.

  44. Hall and Nokes says:

    I want to give Alec an Emmy for that commercial alone.

  45. Zooboy says:

    “Struck him out swinging! How do you like that?”
    I like it very, very much Mr. Sterling. Thank you for asking!

  46. nsalem says:


  47. Kostas says:

    Dear Big Papi,

    Suck on my slider, biiiiaaaaach!



  48. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Yay Derek.

  49. Cy Pettitte says:

    oh Captain my Captain

  50. Kostas says:

    Damn Jeter and those ground balls. Ugh!

  51. Xstar7 says:

    There you Jeet, there you go.

  52. Nefarious says:

    So all things considered, anyone think Posada might bow out and retire before the end of this season?

    • Pat D says:

      I brought up a few days ago as to whether or not there would be a Phil Rizzuto moment with him this year.

      With each passing day that he’s not showing marked improvement, that possibility increases.

      But I still find it unlikely right now.

    • No.

      Everyone points to Ken Griffey from last year… Ken Griffey walked away from about a million dollars, tops.

      What’s the balance on Jorge’s contract this year at the moment? 10M?

      • A-Rod's Wingman says:

        About, but Posada’s not like Jr. Junior held on for forever, whereas Posada’s already given indications that he’s ready to walk away at the end of the year. I mean, Gil Meche retired when still owed gobs of money. I think it differs from player to player. I’m not saying Posada will or won’t retire, but if there was one player that would be wont to retire a lil early it’s Posada.

  53. Cuso says:

    Is it wrong that I woulda preferred a couple one-pitch outs as opposed to Cc striking out the side and throwing 30 pitches that inning?

  54. A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

    Fox should hold an essay contest where the winner gets to rip into these guys with a mock voice over for a whole game.

  55. I’ve got a feeling Buck and McCarver had that whole “Jorge is dead” dialogue scripted up all year long for Derek Jeter, and just changed the particulars at the last minute.

    Never let written material go unused.

  56. first time lawng time says:

    2nd strike to Grandy was a bit inside, no?

  57. Kostas says:

    Why is Jeter not running? Those were two good pitches to run on.

  58. V says:


  59. Nefarious says:

    I would hope anyone watching a baseball game on Fox would know that Bautista plays for Toronto

  60. jon says:

    holy crap scranton is demolishing the pawtucket red soxs

    • V says:

      Jorge Vazquez with HRs 13 and 14 on the year. There are at least 10 major league teams that would give him a shot at 1B or DH starting tomorrow if we gave him for free. Shelley Duncan was the backup for Hafner fercryingoutloud.

  61. Hummingbird S. says:

    Lets bunt!! lol

  62. Jerome S. says:

    Deep and thick.
    let it begin.

  63. V says:


  64. Cy Pettitte says:

    let’s single this mother fucker to death

  65. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Please, please, no RISPfail.

  66. Kostas says:

    Man those poor people in Morganza LA having to watch that spillway open up… that is some fuck up shit.

  67. The209 says:

    maybe someone important can die (not really) in the next 4 hrs so we don’t have to hear the wall-to-wall fellating of the Sox by the Fox announcers,

  68. SamWalt says:

    So according to Fox, the key to the game for the Red Sox is to win two games…wait, what?

  69. Kostas says:

    Tex will whiff on a curve ball.

  70. Hummingbird S. says:

    wow, thats just a terrible swing…


    Is it just me, or does Joe Buck sound like Kermit The Frog?

  72. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    Question about Heathcott, I was told that the catcher called for the HBP and that’s why Slade beat the shit out of him. Can anyone verify or deny this?

  73. Cy Pettitte says:

    ARod’s wad is fucking huge tonight

  74. Pat D says:

    Balls, Alex. Balls.

  75. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Good grief.

  76. Xstar7 says:

    Clutch pop up by A-Rod

  77. BigBlueAL says:

    Great at-bats by Tex and Arod.

  78. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    So it begins.

  79. Jerome S. says:


    okay, okay, too much…

  80. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Jesus christ Arod, you fucking suck right now

  81. jon says:

    2 ball out of the zone

    2 strikes for cano

  82. “Nathan Badcock”? Really, Tim?

    You deaf, senile hilarious man, you.

  83. Rey22 says:

    Let the RISPfail begin…. :/

  84. BigBlueAL says:

    Unofficial stat: Tex and Arod lead all #3 and 4 hitters in infield pop-ups.

  85. Pat D says:

    Cano would have been so screwed if he was wearing one of the old Dave Winfield helmets.

  86. Hummingbird S. says:

    very nice 0 for 3 with RISP to open the night… also very nice ABs from the big bats!

  87. Cy Pettitte says:


  88. Xstar7 says:

    More RISP fail.

  89. Kostas says:

    Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat. Wash Rinse Repeat.

  90. BigTimeBartolo says:

    More clutch hitting with RISP i see

  91. General Tsao says:

    Teixera and A-Rod should be moved down to 8-9 in the lineup. They hit like 8-9 hitters. Don’t blame our table setters as the top for the lack of run production. Jeter and Grandy are the only two to turn themselves around.

  92. A-Rod's Wingman says:

    2011 Yankees theme song:

  93. dennis says:

    how many times have our 3 and 4 hitters did nothing this year with 0 or 1 outs, amazing suckage.

  94. 101010 says:

    RISP wats dat?

  95. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Heh the only opportunities that they weren’t RISP they go 2-2…

  96. BigBlueAL says:

    Yankees can change their lineup all they want but right now regardless who is up (except for Granderson) if runners are in scoring position its a K or infield pop-up.

  97. V says:

    This team really should be running every time a non-Teixeira/Posada/Swisher is on base. EVERY time.

  98. Tom Zig says:

    Yay RISP Fail!

  99. first time lawng time says:

    LMAO remember when Youk got thrown at and then charged the mound and then got owned by Porcello?

    I do

  100. Pat D says:

    I guess Hershiser’s record is the most breakable, but I don’t see that one falling anytime soon.

    • BigBlueAL says:

      Best part of that streak was in his last start of that season he needed 10 innings to break the record and lo and behold he pitches 10 innings in a 0-0 game.

      • Pat D says:

        He was just unreal that year.

        Sadly, while he was still a good pitcher after that, he was never really great again.

        • BigBlueAL says:

          Just looked at his game logs from that season, HOLY SHIT what a September.

          Prior to that 10 inning outing I mentioned he pitched 5 shutouts in a row (all in September).

  101. Question of genuine curiosity:

    When was that iconic footage of DiMaggio cutting through the paper print of “56″ filmed? Did they have papers every day for him to rip through with a bat? Or was that filmed after the fact to commemorate it?

    I don’t know why I want to know that, but I do.

  102. jon says:

    all 3 of those pitches were in the strike zone

  103. Pat D says:

    Joe D robbed Teddy of the MVP in both 1941 and 1947.

  104. Cy Pettitte says:

    Did everyone see that fan on the field at the Astro’s game last night make the amazing escape? nice to see that stupid mound finally have a use

  105. first time lawng time says:

    Fun fact: I haven’t seen the Yankees score since Arods HR a few nights ago.

    Maybe I should stop watching the bottom innings?

  106. Sheepmeister says:

    So does anyone think that the Rays leading the ALE is just a product of winning a bunch of games against crappy teams (BAL, MIN, CWS)

  107. Cuso says:

    CC at 83 pitches in the 2nd inning

  108. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Wow Posada took himself out. Respect.


    Written by Paul Williams and used by Kermit the Frog, of The Muppets, Jim Henson Productions
    Why are there so many songs about rainbows
    And what’s on the other side?
    Rainbows are visions, but only illusions,
    And rainbows have nothing to hide.
    So we’ve been told and some choose to believe it
    I know they’re wrong, wait and see.
    Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
    The lovers, the dreamers and me.

    Who said that every wish would be heard and answered
    when wished on the morning star?
    Somebody thought of that
    and someone believed it,
    and look what it’s done so far.
    What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
    And what do we think we might see?
    Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
    the lovers, the dreamers and me.

    All of us under its spell,
    we know that it’s probably magic….

    Have you been half asleep
    and have you heard voices?
    I’ve heard them calling my name.
    Is this the sweet sound that calls the young sailors?
    The voice might be one and the same.
    I’ve heard it too many times to ignore it.
    It’s something that I’m supposed to be.
    Someday we’ll find it, the rainbow connection,
    the lovers, the dreamers and me.
    La, la la, La, la la la, La Laa, la la, La, La la laaaaaaa

  110. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Sounds like a retirement. Holy crap.

  111. BigBlueAL says:

    WOW. Think Posada is gonna announce he is retiring??

  112. A Gritty Dude's Gritty Dude says:

    Wow! This sounds bad on Sado from Cash

  113. Rey22 says:

    Holy shit….could Posada actually be retiring tonight? o_o

  114. Dean says:

    Posada will announce his retirement after the game.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      Man…I’ve been saying for days that it needed to happen, but it’s still making me sad. Hopefully he is indeed going out on his own terms and not being forced out, he deserves that much.

  115. JobaWockeeZ says:


  116. David says:

    I wish I could see Slade Heathcott hitting against Boston tonight!

  117. NC Saint says:

    Holy shit.

    Now I get to be depressed even if we win. Sweet.

  118. IRF says:

    Cashman meeting with the writers in 5 minutes…

    Uh oh

  119. Pat D says:

    Wow, this isn’t sounding good for Jorge.

  120. sangreal says:

    That Cashman interview re: Posada sounded pretty ominous

  121. Cy Pettitte says:

    I find it hard to believe that he would give up already

  122. dennis says:

    jorge retiring? montero please, infuse some life in this dead offense.

  123. What’s worse than superfluous sac bunting?

    Sliding into first.

    :: facepalm ::

  124. TKNY says:

    The next time Gardner slides into first he should be benched the next game

  125. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Just run through the god damn bag, Brett.

  126. Dean says:

    He was a great player for us but his time is over. He will go down as a great Yankee.

  127. King George says:

    Susan and John are having a field day on the radio discussing Jorge’s situation…must be Conspiracy Day.

  128. General Tsao says:

    Posada’s done, folks. His announcement after the game will be that he’s retiring from the game of baseball.

  129. Manny says:


  130. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Be a bench player! Don’t fucking go! Shit you hit 6 home runs or something! Fuck fuck fuck. A part time DH please. Don’t gooooooo.

    • Nefarious says:

      He really can’t catch anymore, I don’t think we’d want him at first. If he feels he can’t DH he doesn’t really help the team on the bench.

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        Against righties he has a .741 OPS where he has a .200 OPS against lefties.

        In YS3 against a righty he’d be a decent PH.

  131. Souter Fell says:

    Is Jesus coming?

  132. Yankeefa91 Arod Fan says:

    That Definately Sounded Like Posada Is Retiring :(

  133. Nefarious says:

    Gardner that isn’t faster.

    /If this Posada speculation is accurate who replaces him on the roster?

  134. King George says:

    @Anthony McCarron

    Colleague Bill Madden reporting that Posada refused to play tonight, took himself out of the lineup, Cashman expected to address matter

  135. first time lawng time says:

    Is Jorge actually retiring?
    Nooooooooo he was one of my favorites!



  137. Pat D says:

    I have to get this out of my system, even if it’s totally irresponsible and premature.

    “Sunrise doesn’t last all morning
    A cloudburst doesn’t last all day
    Seems my love is up and has left you with no warning
    It’s not always going to be this grey

    All things must pass
    All things must pass away

    Sunset doesn’t last all evening
    A mind can blow those clouds away
    After all this, my love is up and must be leaving
    It’s not always going to be this grey

    All things must pass
    All things must pass away

    All things must pass
    None of life’s strings can last
    So, I must be on my way
    And face another day

    Now the darkness only stays the night-time
    In the morning it will fade away
    Daylight is good at arriving at the right time
    It’s not always going to be this grey

    All things must pass
    All things must pass away
    All things must pass
    All things must pass away”

  138. Kostas says:

    Promising numbers: Teiexiera struck out on 4 pitches. He’s 0 x 18 against the Sox this season and 0 x 29 going back to 2010

  139. I don’t want Jorge to retire.

    Because he could then unretire, sign with the Red Sox, and instantly double their production at catcher for the rest of the year.


  140. Cy Pettitte says:

    Beergessen CGSO, where did that come from?

  141. IRF says:

    Zillo meeting with Suzyn Waldman

  142. Cy Pettitte says:

    take a seat, munchkin

  143. NC Saint says:

    Jesus is 3-4 with a double right now. Just sayin’.

  144. the tenth inning stretch says:

    I love watching Pedroia strike out. LOVE.

  145. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Joel Sherman: “I hear Posada is not retiring and also that #Yankees were not on board with him pulling self from lineup, clear clash here”

  146. Cy Pettitte says:

    Andruw’s expressions/antics kill me

  147. King George says:

    Thanks for the memories, Jorge. Guys, maybe I’m wrong here…but is this the definition of TEAM PLAYER? Hell no. Dropped 9th in the lineup and refusing to play? That is weak. I don’t care who you are…

  148. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Andruw Jones: still doing jack shit

  149. Neil says:

    Nunez would get at least one hit and steal a base.

  150. BigBlueAL says:

    Many writers on Twitter saying Posada is not retiring and told Girardi he was insulted and threw a “hissy fit” according to Jack Curry and Joel Sherman.

  151. The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

    If Posada retires it wouldn’t surprise me in the least. He’s always struck me as a hothead, and someone who’s a bit of a baby when things don’t go his way. This would be nothing short of quiting on a team that’s treated him very well. I simply can’t buy the excuse that someone can’t “adjust” to being a full-time hitter. Every team in the AL has one, and the majority of them are former position players. The Yankees are paying you $13 million to be a DH…suck it up and DH. He’s struggling at the plate, dropped in the lineup, and quits less than 40 games in.

    As a Yankees fan I’ll always appreciate that we had one of the best hitting catchers in baseball behind the plate. I’ll remember the big hits he’s had. But he’s always been my least favorite Yankee and I personally won’t be that sad to see him go. I know I might get killed for this. But I’m not required to like every Yankee. That’s my opinion and I’m entitled to it.

  152. jjyank says:

    I’ve wanted Montero to replace Posada for a little while now, but the thought of Jorge retiring makes me sad. Its tough to see the players your grew up idolizing struggle and leave the game. Bernie was my favorite player as a child and it was tough to see him go, but Jorge was my second favorite position player (third overall with Mo in between them).

  153. jjyank says:

    I’ve wanted Montero to replace Posada for a little while now, but the thought of Jorge retiring makes me sad. Its tough to see the players you grew up idolizing struggle and leave the game. Bernie was my favorite player as a child and it was tough to see him go, but Jorge was my second favorite position player (third overall with Mo in between them).

  154. first time lawng time says:

    I wonder what players discuss in the dugout. I’d like to sit in and listen.

  155. I don’t know why FOX hasn’t added a Jorge-Cam in the lower third chyron of tonight’s telecast. I need to see him at all times to know if he’s crying, or knitting, or drafting a retirement letter on vellum parchment with a quill pen.

    Or peeing on his hands. I need more Jorge in this broadcast.

  156. A hissy fit? Well then. Jorge haters have a lot more ammo now. And the Yanks could terminate the contract if he doesn’t play tomorrow.

    • Arman Tamzarian says:

      Keep in mind this is one of the strongest unions in the country, that contract is going nowhere. The Yankees don’t want it to end like this either, I doubt they would even attempt it

    • Kostas says:

      No they don’t, they will just turn their ire towards Jeter… who has been the class of the Yankees since he came up.

      • V says:

        d00d, you really has issues. I see more posts from you whining about ‘Jeter haters’ than I see posts whining about Jeter.

  157. BigBlueAL says:

    Now there is talk about the Yankees fining him for refusing to play.

  158. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaand this latest news is making me think retiring is a better path.

    • Nefarious says:

      Yeah retirement would be classy, a hissy fit? Who does he think he is Manny? Don’t think even with all the history the Yankees will tolerate Jorge being Jorge.

  159. Kostas says:

    Good play???? He stabbed at the ball and got lucky.

  160. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Can our 1-9 hitters just be Granderson?

  161. Pat D says:

    So I’ve quickly gone from being quite sad to quite angry.

    If Jorge really did throw a “hissy fit,” then…yea, maybe it is time to just cut him loose.

  162. The209 says:

    Ortiz sucked for a lot longer than this when he switched to DH, didn’t he?

  163. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Love the effort Grandy but that’s gonna backfire.

  164. Dean says:

    If it’s true that he’s insulted, he should look at his Average and wake up. When you can’t hit your weight, what do you expect. The Yankees gave him a great contract for a guy that’s way past his prime and this is how he acts? Wow…I’ve always loved Posada but now this could get ugly.

  165. Cy Pettitte says:

    you bet your ass we won the Granderson trade

  166. BigBlueAL says:

    Granderson needs to start the All-Star Game.

  167. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Yeah Grandyman! More of this please, Yankees.

  168. The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

    Can we call up Slade Heathcott to just kick the everloving shit out of Beckett?

  169. Jerome S. says:


  170. Cy Pettitte says:

    please no more RISPfail

  171. Kostas says:

    Best result possible for Tex. Walk….. still 0-29

  172. The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

    I can has RISP?


  173. Hall and Nokes says:

    Buck sounds like he hates soccer even more than he hates baseball.

  174. Jerome S. says:

    A-Rod’s mouth-ball of tobacco has reached comical proportions.

  175. While I’m not condoning Posada throwing a hissy fit over being demoted from the lineup, I just want to point out that managing a once-great player who is no longer great is generally regarded as one of the toughest things for a manager to do (in all sports, not just baseball).

    Jorge’s pride was insulted, at least in Jorge’s mind. We, as outsiders, think he didn’t have a right to be insulted (and we’re probably right in that regard), but we’re not Jorge. We’re not the one whose pride is at stake.

    Put yourself in his shoes, and ask if you’d be upset (justified or not).

    • Ivan says:

      Totally agree. I mean was it wrong for Posada to react the way he did, maybe. However, when your a border-line HOFer player who has been great for years, and then all of a sudden father time arrives and your not great anymore, players like Posada become stubborn.

      Look its a very sensitive issue, and really it hardly’s ends well.

    • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin' mothafucka, mothafucka) says:

      I understand all that, but when it comes down to it you need to act like a professional. He’s being paid $13 million to be a professional, a DH, and represent the Yankees. He’s one of the faces of the team, not some rental. He’s always been a prideful player and I’ve never been a fan. This time it seems like it bit him in the ass.

      I can’t say how upset I may or may not be in his shoes, but I expect him to act like a professional.

      Like my man Mr. Wallace says: Fuck pride. Pride only hurts.

  176. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Why is Fox refusing to show the count?

  177. jon says:

    well that was arods one chance

  178. Cy Pettitte says:

    they need to limit Tek’s trips to the mound, this is fucking ridiculous

  179. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Really, A-Rod. Ugh.

  180. Disappointed again. Come on, Lex. Snap out of it.

  181. jon says:

    3 innings and left 8 men on base already

  182. Kostas says:

    So our #3, #4, #5 hitters have had excellent AB’s tonight. #FalsePromise

  183. Cy Pettitte says:

    Montero in the 4 spot please

  184. JobaWockeeZ says:

    When was the last time a non Grnaderson player hit with a RISP?

  185. BigBlueAL says:

    Its gotten back to the point where I dont want Arod up with people on base. Pray he walks in those situations.

  186. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Buster Olney:

    “The Yankees are looking at their options,with the Commissioner’s Off.,on course of action re: Posada’s refusal to play. $11m at risk for him”

  187. Ben from Stanford says:

    I’m guessing everyone’s upset about the RISP thing, but the Sox hitters have been more futile overall than the Yanks tonight. I’m not worried about any larger problems. Beckett’s pitching well, and CC’s pitching even better.

  188. BigTimeBartolo says:

    And Alex Rodriguez continues to be fucking terrible. Absolutely killing rallies right now

  189. Dan says:

    Wow fox coverage has somehow managed to get worse

  190. Greg says:

    Are you kidding me? Sarah Silverman?

  191. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    RAB, you died at the wrong time. Not only was RAB not around, we had to listen to something even worse than a Buck-McCarver broadcast. Not only was Silverman saying idiotic things, her voice is a pain to listen to.

    Also, reason why no famous Yankee fan came? They’re too smart to sit in that insufferable booth.

    • Also, reason why no famous Yankee fan came? They’re too smart to sit in that insufferable booth.

      That. There’s one of two scenarios that happened there:

      A.) A FOX intern approached numerous famous Yankee fans in attendance, asking them to talk to Buck/McCarver in the booth, and they all said “Fuck off, those two numbnuts are beneath me. I came here tonight to enjoy the game, not have a conversation with two known idiots.”

      B.) A FOX intern knew the likelihood of Scenario A happening and didn’t ask anyone and just told Buck/McCarver that he asked.

  192. Pat D says:

    Site crashing for anyone else?

  193. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Ugh, that dialogue was Sarah Silverman was both painfully awkward and they managed to talk about 2004, just like EVERY other fox broadcast

  194. Simon says:

    Was Sarah Silverman stoned,honestly, she had a can of beer in her hand and sounded like she made no sense at all?? I couldnt tell…

  195. Kostas says:

    Backstops Jarrod Saltalamacchia and Jason Varitek have a combined slash line of .181/.246/.244 thus far.

  196. BigBlueAL says:

    I wonder if Girardi talked to Posada about the lineup demotion before today. It looks like he obviously didnt. Would think it wouldve been something he would have discussed with Posada prior to doing so.

  197. Cuso says:

    Masshole reference bleeped out.

    Silverman “Red Sox are losers.”

    LSD references.

    I think those 3 things made the site crash.

  198. BigBlueAL says:

    4 pitch walk to Varitek. Fuckin hilarious.

  199. Karl Krawfid says:

    Here comes the meltdown.

  200. ArchStanton says:

    How do you walk Varitek on 4 pitches?

  201. first time lawng time says:

    I’m sorry, but Arod is a COW! Standing in the batters box with a cheek full of sunflower seeds, munching on them like he’s a cow. It’s DISGUSTING! If he was produing, I’d give him a pass. But he’s not, so I won’t.

    Who does he think HE IS? Munching on sunflower seeds and spitting them out like he OWNS the place. He is just GROSS. He needs to empty his mouth and GET a HIT! Focus more on the RBIs and less on what’s in his MOUTH!

  202. Karl Krawfid says:

    And that is your ballgame folks.

  203. Pat D says:


  204. King George says:

    Hahahaha, this team sucks. What a fucking joke.

  205. Kostas says:

    just keeps getting better. Perhaps the Yankees should just start forfeiting games and focus on next year.

  206. Xstar7 says:

    Fuck. Might as well be a 10 run lead.

  207. jon says:

    really? you walk the worst hitter on the team to face the best hitter

  208. BigBlueAL says:

    I miss the Knicks.

  209. Karl Krawfid says:

    Walking Pedroia to pitch to A-Gon.

    Here comes the slam.

  210. jon says:

    im fucking shocked

  211. General Tsao says:

    Way to go CC you overweight piece of overpaid trash. Varitek can’t hit a ball out of the infield! Some ace.

  212. Xstar7 says:

    Nice double play. C’mon Yankees, this game isn’t over.

  213. BigTimeBartolo says:

    God dammit CC, at 2 runs already and the way our shitty offense has been playing, thats pretty much the fucking game.

    as im typing this though you did get the GIDP, so at least its only 2

  214. Pat D says:

    Gloom-baggers out in full force, I see.

  215. dennis says:

    game set match. maybe a sweep will, force some changes but i doubt it.

  216. JobaWockeeZ says:

    PC for Beckett? They’re not scoring off him.

  217. Kostas says:

    DP… Big whoop. Not like the Yanks will score unless there is an error, bad pitch leading to a HR, or it is just Beckett on the mound. #mountingdisappointment

    Think this Posada deal is just the tip of the ice berg with what is going on in the clubhouse.

  218. wow says:

    can they forget the whole RISP thing and go back to hitting Bautistas every other AB?

  219. BigBlueAL says:

    I dunno whose post-game interview is going to be more interesting, Posada’s or Girardi’s.

    Although a Yankee win would probably make it Posada’s but a loss and Girardi’s would definitely be must see TV.

  220. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Geez, has one or two runs become the apocalypse here?

  221. King George says:

    Dude, CC will be fine. Let’s step off the ledge.

  222. King George says:

    Strikeout from Swish. Shocking.

  223. James A says:

    Haha someone’s yelling Artie Lange at Buck, he should just stay away from comedians I think

  224. Dean says:

    We need a new DH and a new Right Fielder

  225. JobaWockeeZ says:

    On the bright side guys even if it’s lost tonight at least tomorrow is Garcia vs Lester.

  226. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Is someone yelling Andre Ethier in the background?

    • Nefarious says:

      Apparently the shouting guy feels that if we request him from the Dodgers they will just hand him over for a bag of balls.

  227. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Our lineup could not be more of a bumble-fuck right now. Every hitter except C-Grand is playing like shit and will swing and miss at any off-speed stuff.

    Watch Andruw strike out again

  228. Xstar7 says:

    Did anyone else hear that guy crowing for the Yankees to get Andre Ethier? Lol

  229. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just give Grandy the bat and we’ll be fine. No GIDP.

  230. BigTimeBartolo says:

    So if we loose tonight, tomorrow its Garcia vs Lester and then we face Price and the red-hot Rays on Monday I believe. It could be very possible that we drop 5 in a row

  231. Cy Pettitte says:

    3/4 lber Grandyslam please.

  232. Paul O'neill's Batting Helmet says:

    definitely sucks the team is playing this ugly brand of baseball, but lets not forget 2009. And it was even worse, because they were still awful in June, against the Nats and the Marlins. Would rather them not be only a couple games over .500, but plenty of time to turn it around.

  233. BigBlueAL says:

    Et tu, Granderson??

  234. Cy Pettitte says:

    more RISP fail, we know Teix ain’t doing shit.

  235. Come on, Tex. Unleash the fucking fury already.

  236. King George says:

    God, this is so depressing. I guess this is what we were all hoping and trying to avoid.

  237. Kostas says:

    Wow this is funnier than the Hangover. And now Tex… good grief.

  238. Xstar7 says:

    Damn it Granderson. Now it’s up to Teixeira. gulp

  239. Kostas says:

    Nice AB Tex. The thing on your shoulder is to be swung to hit a ball….screw it.. nevermind

  240. Dean says:

    PATHETIC……Should Kevin Long be Sweating? If I were in charge, he’d be packing his F*****G Bags! You don’t keep your job by turning one player around and having the rest of the team go to shit. This team is un-watchable.

  241. BigBlueAL says:

    All you could do is laugh right now.

  242. Cy Pettitte says:

    Teix and ARod are beyond useless.

  243. 101010 says:

    Jesus Christ.

  244. Kostas says:

    Way to go Tex. You need to just concede your next AB right now. It is better that way.

  245. ArchStanton says:

    I wish Yankee fans cared enough to boo. 0 for 30 against Boston? Watching a meatball go by?

    It’s not like Beckett has been dealing- there have been some fat pitches.

    • Paul O'neill's Batting Helmet says:

      How does booing show you care? You can be seriously upset the team isnt performing well and not boo, it is possible.

      • You can be seriously upset the team isnt performing well and not boo, it is possible.

        Repeated for emphasis.

        You can be frustrated and not want people benched or fired immediately.
        You can be saddened and not think the team is going to lose every game for the next month.
        You can be upset and not think that the season is over.

        Patience, people. Patience.

  246. Mike Axisa says:

    The only sound they should play at Yankee Stadium right now is the Price Is Right loser horn.

    • Pat D says:

      Who are you and what have you done with the real Mike?

      • JobaWockeeZ says:

        He’s making a joke and not ever comment needs to be overly positive to be approved or something.

        I mean it’s only human to be naturally frustrated.

  247. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Yeah, like we all thought. Teix isn’t doing shit in that situation. Like him, Alex and everyone not named Granderson or Gardner in the lineup

  248. Karl Krawfid says:

    Take fastball down the middle.
    Swing at garbage.
    I should have been a baseball player growing up.

  249. BigBlueAL says:

    If Im Posada I tell the media why the hell am I being demoted when the rest of the lineup fucking sucks too.

  250. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just make it an auto out with RISP already.

  251. Kevin G. says:

    Yankees are 0 for their last 847 with RISP.

  252. Simon says:

    Watching FOX is one thing that couldn’t suck enough. Watching the Yankees suck on FOX is beyond unbearable!!!

    • Ray the Anti-Handle says:

      Now how would you describe watching the Yankees suck on Fox playing the Red Sox while Buck & McCarver fawn over the Sox?

  253. General Tsao says:

    I’m sick of watching these guys trot up there and fail every single time with men in scoring position. Cut em all and bring up some AAA guys. I don’t know what else to do.

  254. Deadhorse25 says:

    And to think they see Lester, Price, and Shields the next 3 games, this is gonna be a long week

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Technically failures take quicker so these 3 games are going to be relatively fast.

    • Kostas says:

      Nah… just don’t watch. They will lose all three and you can pick it up over the weekend when they play the Orioles. It will be like you didn’t miss a thing…. until the Orioles sweep them.

  255. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hank needs to rip into these bums.

  256. BigBlueAL says:

    Now Rosenthal saying Posada had back stiffness contradicting what Cashman said to media.

    • Monteroisdinero says:

      Circle the wagons baby! This team has a cancer and doesn’t want it destroying any more than it already has.

  257. wow says:

    Girardi should go and argue an obvious strike. Maybe that does something.

  258. Monteroisdinero says:

    Let’s get this horrible game over with asap and get to the more interesting post game conference.

    Yanks can’t touch premium pitchers. Swish and Tex acting like it’s the post season.

  259. Neil says:

    Becket has thrown 98 pitches already. I’m convinced if Yankee batters took 5 pitches they would be at 3-2 almost every at bat.

  260. jon says:

    if i was posada i wouldnt want to play either

  261. Cy Pettitte says:

    this is just pathetic, unwatchable baseball.

  262. BigBlueAL says:

    When Arod and Tex are bad man are they bad.

  263. JobaWockeeZ says:

    So I’m still waiting for when these home runs will undoubtedly turn into doubles and hard hit balls proving that this team doesn’t rely on home runs to score.

    Well at least 6 or something of the regulars have 25 HR+ power.

  264. dennis says:

    90 right down middle and he whiffs just unwatchable.

  265. Karl Krawfid says:

    LOL you just have to laugh.

  266. Cuso says:


  267. first time lawng time says:

    17 innings since I last saw the Yankees score.

    Fun fun fun.

  268. Kostas says:

    Why even go hit? The Yankees swing harder in the on deck circle than they do during their AB…. Could be that they are just now swinging at all.

  269. DareBear says:

    I miss the boss….

  270. General Tsao says:

    And these guys just keep failing and failing and failing. Cano trots up there everytime, sees one pitch, goes to the bench and starts goofing around like nothing is happening. I guess he’s still getting paid. Too many guys are just collecting paychecks right now. They could care less that we’re about to be swept by our biggest rival.

  271. BigTimeBartolo says:

    What the hell happened to Alex? At first he looks like a monster at the plate. Now he can’t do shit with meatballs that he should be crushing. And don’t just say its a slump because his swing looks different. He doesnt look as balanced at the plate. I think something physically is wrong

  272. Cuso says:

    i mean how obvious is it that Joe Buck wants a money-shot from Beckett?

    “he just looks like a guy you wouldn’t wanna mess with.”


  273. Come on, CC, pound the zone. The guys you’re walking don’t have the power to hurt you.

  274. mike c says:

    is that guy screaming BUCK SUCKS?

  275. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Thank you, Robbie.

  276. At least Cano did a nice job backing up. Baby steps.

  277. BigTimeBartolo says:

    more sloppy defense, awesome

  278. BigBlueAL says:

    Maybe the person who needs to be muzzled is not Hank but Cashman if Posada really just sat out because of back stiffness.

  279. first time lawng time says:

    3-8 hitters combined 0-15 with a walk.

    Good pitching or bad hitting?

  280. Kostas says:

    Now it is Posada with back stiffness. Jesus Christ, the Yankees can’t even spin a story correctly. What the fuck is going on with this organization? Think Gaddafi is running things.

  281. Yeah… her “tweets” aren’t what I want to see from Laura Posada.

    Thanks, though.

  282. Cuso says:

    This series would have been followed up by a Monday article in the posts wherein the Boss goes off on a rant.

    Miss ya, George!

    (& Hank, keep your damn mouth shut)

  283. BigBlueAL says:

    Thats right, forgot the Yankees are carrying 13 pitchers right now. Brilliant.

  284. BigBlueAL says:


  285. Ray the Anti-Handle says:

    Frickin’ ump.

  286. jon says:

    of course

  287. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Geez. Thanks blue.

  288. Kostas says:

    ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha….. Keystone Cops in pinstripes.

  289. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Great job Swish, not even giving yourself a chance to throw him out at the plate. Fucking unreal how shitty this team is right now

  290. wow says:


  291. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Just kidding this is fucking hilarious. I wish every player was Granderson right now.

  292. first time lawng time says:

    So….anytime the Yankees plan on winning is fine by me.

    • Sheepmeister says:

      you are so right, i mean if there were words for how right you are. I just wish the yankees could be in position to make the playoffs by being in 2nd place in the american league east or 3rd in the american league. oh wait…

  293. Cuso says:

    i don’t care what point in the season it is.

    i don’t care how meaningless these games are.

    This sloppy, bush-league garbage is wearing thin.

    • Agreed.

      For the record, the point of pointing out that it’s May and these games aren’t life or death isn’t to say “You shouldn’t be frustrated”.

      It’s to say “This frustrating play doesn’t mean the season is over already and missing the playoffs is inevitable”.

      The “It’s May” comments are invariably responses to those types of comments, not simple “This is frustrating” comments.

  294. Karl Krawfid says:

    Just end the game now.

  295. Cy Pettitte says:

    this team needs to be blown up, they don’t even look like they give a shit

  296. DareBear says:

    2011 Yankees = 2008 Yankees

  297. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Give Swisher the fucking error.

  298. tom says:

    Disclaimer: not standing on any bridge ledge; not discounting the possibility the team could get on a roll any minute.

    But…Jesus Christ…this defies credulity. By accident they should have scored a run tonight. It’s like someone put a gris-gris on them.

    Menatime., CC is over-punished for every blemish.

  299. wow says:

    why can’t we do that?

  300. TKNY says:

    Is Swish drunk?

  301. Cuso says:

    Swisher! Play baseball with your eyes open.

    Give it a shot, it may work for you.

  302. first time lawng time says:

    Alright this is just comical.

  303. Cy Pettitte says:

    might as well make it a blow out.

  304. Reggie C. says:

    3-0 feels like …

    oh wait its …



  305. BigBlueAL says:

    Great job by CC.

  306. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Geez. I’m looking for silver linings but there really aren’t any.

  307. Kostas says:

    This team sucks…. This is just awesome. Have a team that is struggling, fear not, there are the NY Yankees. #failfailfailfailfailfailfail

  308. JobaWockeeZ says:

    No one should blame CC. He could pitch 9 perfect innings and they would still go into extras.

  309. BigTimeBartolo says:


    I fucking hate this team right now

  310. General Tsao says:

    I just turned this shit off. CC’s not an ace. The whole team needs a serious kick in the ass and George ain’t here anymore. Girardi has guys quitting on him. A change needs to be made.

  311. V says:


  312. Grandy says:

    Game over man

  313. Karl Krawfid says:

    I mean how bad can you be.

    You throw Varitek a million breaking balls.

    Then you throw A-Gon 2 92 mph fastballs down the middle.

  314. greg says:

    beyond bad….

  315. JobaWockeeZ says:

    At least CC put it out of reach so we don’t invest any sort of hope whatsoever. And for that I thank you.

  316. BigBlueAL says:

    Posada really is a team player, making up a controversy to take focus away from how horrible the entire team is playing right now.

  317. General Tsao says:

    How many teams is this now that we’ve let come into our house and shut us down? I’m sick of all of these people saying it’s just a bad minor stretch. Since the White Sox we haven’t hit! Chicago, Detroit, KC, Boston. That’s a major stretch and the team isn’t doing anything.

  318. Jerome S. says:

    Isn’t CC usually bad to mediocre in the spring?

  319. first time lawng time says:

    Longest losing streak in Yankee history is 13 games…if were going to suck let’s at least break a record in the process, right?

  320. Cuso says:

    Anyone notice how the “Dry Hump” has become “Scott Proctor 2.0?”

  321. Reggie C. says:

    Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, and tomorrow Jon Lester …

    its gonna take some unimaginable good play to avoid the sweep.

  322. Kostas says:

    Girardi ejected…. brilliant, can’t even get ejected correctly. This team is in need of repairs.

  323. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Girardi can’t actually more concerned with the ump’s flinch more than this wonderful performance we’re having can he?

  324. 101010 says:

    Oh btw guys Girardi was ejected.

    Awesome broadcasting, assholes.

  325. Andrew 518 says:

    This is turning into a very ugly weekend. Problems on the field . Problems in the clubhouse and two national broadcasts to really magnify things. I hope the players in uniform are a fraction as embarassed as I am.

  326. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Little late for the get-everybody-fired-up ejection, Joe.

  327. V says:

    Well, I think this is the last game I’m gonna watch for the next week. Holy hell this team sucks ass.

  328. JobaWockeeZ says:

    My friend has the athletic ability of a walrus but he hit two home runs in a high school field. Only thing was he was high and it gave him mroe focus.

    We should give the Yankees some weed.

  329. It'sATarp says:

    someone call me when montero is called up…i’ll go into a self induced coma til then

  330. General Tsao says:

    Yanks will be 3-8 in their last 11. I seem to remember another team having a stretch that bad to start the season. Now we’re the ones that are in serious trouble, except we don’t have the starting pitching or lineup to come back. Our 3-9 hitters have been worthless over the past 2 weeks, the bullpen has coughed up victories, and CC isn’t even keeping us in ballgames anymore.

  331. V says:

    On the bright side, CC’s disaster start was somewhat mitigated on my fantasy team by a great game pitched by Josh Beckett.

    Oh wait, FML.

  332. Kostas says:

    So now Girardi can sit in the clubhouse and beg CC not to opt out.

    CC: Joe, I am opting out, not for more money from the Yankees but to play for another team. YOu have lost control of this team.

    Joe: CC, look you have to tip your hat to the Boston. They came in with a day off and were ready to play. We had a few bad breaks but otherwise we are good.

    CC: Joe, what games have you been watching.

    Joe: Clearly I am watching our incredible team. We just haven’t been hitting and made a few mental errors.

    CC: Joe, we haven’t won in 4 games. Pitchers are afraid to give up a single run. You don’t know if Jorge is injured or throwing a hissy fit. Are you serious?

    Joe: Clearly we have not benefited from some calls and some of the balls have not found the holes, but clearly we are still the team to beat.

    CC: Joe….You are delusional as Donald Trump.

  333. first time lawng time says:

    Changed channels for a sec…why did Girardi get ejected?

  334. V says:

    So, what should I watch tonight? My DVRed Camelot, DVRed The Borgias, or HBO Go Oz, HBO Go The Wire, HBO Go Entourage, or HBO Go Sopranos?

  335. lily says:

    it really does suck when its happening to your team. it seems like its a never ending thing. ok pitching, no hits with risp and bad defense. if the tigers can get on a roll so can the yanks but its jsut frustrating. and great its garcia against lester tomorrow night :(

  336. outsider says:

    this fucking fat bitch cant b a fucking ace today 6 fucking runs.

  337. Rob says:

    At least we don’t have to argue about how girardi sucks because of this or that, because everyone sucks now

  338. the tenth inning stretch says:

    Do we at least play the Angels soon? We need it.

  339. BigBlueAL says:

    Aight Ive vented enough for tonight. Need to stop commenting tonight before I really start saying some stupid shit lol.

    Take it easy all, we still got 125 games left.

  340. JobaWockeeZ says:

    Well I’m glad the team is excited with the potential of getting on base. And I’m not kidding.

  341. outsider says:

    what that fuck cashman is waiting 4 to make a trade or make a move, this shit suckss.

  342. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Good thing I have 24 to watch instead of this shit stained game. As Jack Bauer would say “DAMMIT!”

  343. Klemy says:

    I think a lot of people are just venting and shouldn’t need to put a disclaimer on every single frustrated post to avoid the immediate responses mocking them.

    The games have been painful as hell to watch, we all know it. Giving speeches to people who vent don’t further anything but start arguments among everyone, on the same RAB team.

    Why can’t we have a game thread where people don’t knee jerk react to everyone who knee jerk reacts a vent post?


    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      Why can’t we have a game thread where people don’t knee jerk react to everyone who knee jerk reacts a vent post?

      It’s just as impossible as asking for people to not whine. At this point it’s just wishful thinking.

    • You can be frustrated without being irrationally reactionary (ZOMG SOMEONE MUST BE FIRED!!!!) or being irrationally despondent (ZOMG THIS TEAM WILL NEVER WIN AGAIN AND IS DESTINED FOR LAST PLACE!!!)

      Intelligent frustration is fine. People being horrendously stupid, whether out of frustration or general lack of intelligence, that shit is gonna get mocked and I don’t fell guilty about that at all.

  344. first time lawng time says:

    “now in a 0-2 hole”

    they’ve been in a lot of holes lately…….

  345. Xstar7 says:

    I leave for half an hour and the score is 6-0. Typical. This offense is seriously lagging right now but Josh Beckett deserves some credit. He dominated the Yankees. And CC just plain stunk tonight.

    • the tenth inning stretch says:

      He made a bad pitch to A-Gon, but if you subtract that, he gets you into the 7th and only gives up 3 runs. He didn’t stink, he made a bad pitch in his last inning. At least he gave us length and kept us in it for 6+. Not like anybody really helped him out.

      • Xstar7 says:

        You’re right about giving us length and nobody helping CC out. But that 3-run home run is still on him regardless of how he pitched prior to that. Overall his start was less than quality.

    • TheMick says:

      You do realize CC could have pitched 7 innings of 1-run ball and they’d still be behind, right?

  346. James A says:

    I’m usually pretty pessimistic, but reading these comments this is pathetic from us
    Are the Yankees playing like shit right now? Of course they are, but its 2 weeks and its MAY 14th!
    This team got screwed over by Cliff Lee, lost Phil Hughes, and are still right in contention with a lot of pieces to move and possibilities. They have a lot of talent, and might need a kick in the butt but will be fine. If you don’t want to watch the rest of this game, I get it, but the team isn’t done or screwed over. The Yankees have the talent and resources to contend this year and for many years to come, and thinking anything else is just stupid

  347. Rob says:

    Lackey must be pissed he’s not pitching this weekend, I bet that would cure him

  348. swishers fauxhawk says:

    At least Jeter is consistent.

  349. Greg says:

    This was our chace to bury the Red Sox. We’ve had two chances and so far we have failed on an immense scale. This aint making the playoffs. I can safely say that right now. This team is old and in need of new blood. I also want to say that 2009 was the last hurrah for this cast.

  350. BigTimeBartolo says:

    That was probably our best chance to at least avoid being shut out, but nope. Andruw Jones fucking sucks, I really wish Cash had signed one of the Hairston Brothers instead or Matt Diaz

  351. Simon says:

    Can we send down this whole Yankee team and call up the whole AAA team, maybe the Yankees can straighten things out down there……….

  352. mike c says:

    man I miss chavez

  353. mike c says:

    man am I glad the yankees didn’t pay 142MM for carl crawford

  354. Andrew 518 says:

    I’m glad that Girardi held that team meeting last night. Clearly quite effective.

  355. Rob says:


  356. Maybe Ken Rosenthal was misreading that tweet; maybe Laura Posada was saying she was suffering from back stiffness.

    It would make sense.

  357. Xstar7 says:

    Teixiera just got his first hit of the season against the Red Sox. Progress.

  358. Simon says:

    Yankees have .135 AVG with RISP, just terrific!

  359. first time lawng time says:

    LMAO. These guys look like a couple of chimpanzees out there. Let’s recap what’s going on in Yankeeland:
    - offense can’t score with runners on base
    - offense can’t score with runners off base
    - Swish can’t catch a ball on a hop
    - Swish falls on his ass trying to get to another ball-
    - Arod keeps popping up and munching on seeds like a cow
    - Canos getting hit in the head and botching plays
    - Jeters getting hits
    - CC gives up 6 runs the night after Colon gives up 3
    - No one knows what the hell is up with Posada
    - Girardi getting ejected and these clowns in the booth don’t even realize
    - Buck admits he’s bad at his job
    - everyone is botching easy plays in the field

    This organization needs to regroup. They need to step out of the club house, take a few deep breaths (and maybe some steroids lol), and hit the clubs. Loosen up and chill. Just win, right?

  360. Sunil says:

    I swear, when I tuned in from about 8:45-10pm, I thought this was just a televised night game for old timer’s day.

  361. Monteroisdinero says:

    At this time last year, the 2010 world series MVP was in AAA yet to be called up. Just sayin. Long season.


  362. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Haha guys, at least John Lackey isn’t on our team. Too bad we couldn’t face him to wake this offense up

  363. Kevin G. says:

    I think Girardi needs to hit all of the players with a wifflebat for 6 hours straight.

  364. BigTimeBartolo says:

    Any other 24 fans out there? I’m currently watching season 5 and I can’t believe how many main characters have been killed this season so far. David Palmer and Tony Almeida were like 2 of my favorite characters. They also killed off Michelle and Edgar, its crazy.

  365. Xstar7 says:

    Adrian Gonzalez has hit into two double plays tonight. But when all is said and done he will go down as having a good night.


  366. V says:

    What the hell? Drew pinchhitting for Youkilis?

  367. first time lawng time says:

    If Yankees could score negative runs i’m sure they’d find a way.

  368. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Sorry if this has already been discussed tonight, and I know there’s been more information released since the initial announcement but…

    How many of you are hoping that Posada actually announces his retirement tonight?

    • jetrer says:

      he won’t. Jorge’s stubborn as a mule.

    • BigTimeBartolo says:

      I’d hate for this to be the way for him to go out, but I can’t deny that having Montero become our catcher/DH would most likely help the team alot more than any production out of Jorge

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I won’t hope for it. I’ll be sad but something needs to be done at DH.

      • Monteroisdinero says:

        Not gonna happen. He apologizes for being a jerk-says he really has let his struggles on the field affect him mentally and asks for forgiveness for his selfish actions.

        13M reasons why he doesn’t retire.

    • JM says:

      I just feel the time isn’t right. I mean, this would be the ugliest of ways to leave. I don’t wish him to retire because I know I’m going to feel really empty inside afterwards, although I know that’s a dumb reason.

  369. first time lawng time says:

    43 LOB in 5 games…

  370. jetrer says:

    No point hoping for something you know isn’t going to happen. Kinda like hoping the Yankees have a seven run rally right now.

  371. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Marcus Thames from 2010 where are you…? :(

  372. mike c says:

    seriously, andruw jones’ smile is really annoying to watch after he strikes out looking

    • You know he’s smiling because he’s frustrated, right? Him and Swisher. Lots of people smile out of frustration. It’s a coping mechanism.

      It doesn’t mean he’s some spoiled brat who is only in it for himself and doesn’t care about doing well or helping his team or shit like that. He doesn’t want to strike out any more than you don’t want him to strike out.

      • first time lawng time says:

        You don’t know that for a fact.
        Who smiles when they’re frustrated? Really.

        • Pat D says:

          I’ve been known to do that from time to time.

          Especially if I’m frustrated at someone else who doesn’t seem to understand concepts of which I have a better understanding and have repeatedly tried to explain that to someone.

          As a matter of fact, it happens quite a few times when I post here.

        • Mike Axisa says:

          I do it all the time. It’s a perfectly normal and rather common human reaction.

          • I mean, seriously, what’s the more likely scenario:

            A.) Swisher and Jones care so little about their struggles that they smile out of genuine happiness and carefree bliss following a strikeout or a bad play
            B.) Swisher and Jones are so frustrated about their struggles that they’re smiling because they’ve been so bad, it’s actually funny and they know it

            • mike c says:

              I’m not seeing it from swish, I just think andruw jones is just weird… he looks the same when he gets the game winning hit as he does when he strikes out– he looks like he’s hearing a really funny joke and trying to hold back from laughing. I’m not saying he’s wrong for doing that, it’s just so frustrating to be here yelling at the TV and seeing the guy’s shit eating grin. get off my lawn

          • Mister Delaware says:

            Same. And when something wonderful happens, I like to punch walls and curse. Basically, don’t try to lock me into the same emotional reactions of commoners.

  373. first time lawng time says:

    In all honesty I’d rather have the suckitude now than in Sep.

  374. jetrer says:

    Gardner should’ve stayed at first. Then Jeter may have gotten a hit.

  375. Simon says:

    I can’t believe im saying this but, I hope the Yankees get swept so maybe they stop and take a look at what they have done the past week/couple of games and see what can be done to prevent that from happening again and get things straight.

  376. first time lawng time says:

    Sox get off to 2-11 start and have 19 wins.


  377. Jerome S. says:

    Dynamite the stadium.

  378. first time lawng time says:

    Record vs Sox since last August: 5-9…

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