May
14

Game 37: Shakeup

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(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
  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    Posada is a late scratch. I wonder why.

    http://twitter.com/#!/Ledger_Y.....9604767744

    • Cy Pettitte

      maybe he retired

      • Benk

        he probably went to girardi saying, he’d rather sit than bat 9th. he would of probably think of that his whole AB rather than focus on the pitches. same way he thought that russel martin is on deck last night rather than hit fastballs in the middle of the plate.

        • NC Saint

          What?

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Maybe Cash finally pulled the trigger on that Posada + Nunez for King Felix trade I keep proposing.

      • mike c

        throw in ichiro for cervelli and we’ve got a deal

        • the tenth inning stretch

          And maybe Pineda for Luis Ayala?

    • mike c

      I don’t think it’s the reason, but jones has slightly better career #’s against beckett (.257/.350/.286) than posada (.250/.308/.354)

      • The BIG 3

        No, he doesn’t, and no, he didn’t.

        • mike c

          you being a dick = you’re obviously smarter than me

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

          His OBP is 42 points higher. That trumps the 68 point advantage in SLG.

          • mike c

            plus jones isn’t an automatic double play on a ground ball

    • Shlomo

      this fax broadcast is the worst i have ever heard. did any of you check out the stilted “conversation” between Sarah silverman and Joe Buck (McCarver seemed to shy away from speaking, probably because he is intimidated by girls since he knows nothing about anything other than baseball)? And then Buck’s “riffing’ on the Fan Cave,reassuring the audience that those two dudes are in good health. These guys are horrible!

  • Yanks99

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

  • General Tsao

    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.

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

      You’re giving Girardi credit for a move he probably didn’t even make?

    • Andrew 518

      Given his (posada’s) original reaction in interviews this doesn’t seem all that likely

  • forensic

    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.

  • Rookie

    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

      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

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

  • Rookie

    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)

      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

      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?

  • mike c

    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

  • forensic

    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.

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Nothing personal, but I hope you’re really pissed at Fox tonight.

      :)

    • Andrew 518

      Where I’m at the game isn’t on regular fox but on fox en espanol if you haven’t tried that.

      • Andrew 518

        Spanish is easier for me to understand than Buck/McCarver

  • Cy Pettitte

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

    • Kostas

      When your in the business of blow jobs, the line is never bare. #FoxHATESYankees

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

      Well, Papelbon’s better at opening a night than closing one.

      http://www.instantrimshot.com

  • Kostas

    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.

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

    Mitch Williams looks like shit.

    /catty’d

    • Kostas

      prematurely aged in WITSEC after becoming Joe Carter’s bitch.

    • mike c

      proof not everything about sports is better in HD

  • Teh Comp Pick

    7PM Saturday start…AND McCarver/ Buck?

    ::Head Explodes::

  • forensic

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

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

      That would be sad.

      • forensic

        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

        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

          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

          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.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • jon

    lol kevin bacon out of nowhere

    • http://www.retire21.org first name only male (formerly Mike R. – Retire 21)

      Derek Jeter was in “The other guys with Will Ferrell.
      Will Ferrell was in Zoolander with Ben Stiller.
      Ben Stiller was in Tropic Thunder with Tom Cruise.
      Tom Cruise was in “A Few Good Men” with…

      KEVIN BACON

      /4 step’d

      • jon

        Nick Swisher
        was in Henry and Me (2010)
        with
        Luis Guzmán (I)
        was in Boogie Nights (1997)
        with
        Theo Mayes was in
        Murder in the First (1995)
        with Kevin Bacon

      • Studs Lonigan

        There’s a quicker way.
        Jeter to Samuel L. via Other Guys
        Samuel L. to Deniro via Jackie Brown
        Deniro to Bacon via Sleepers

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka)

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

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka)

    My GOD I really want to punch his face.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Man, Buck sounds like he just got beat up.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    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.

  • jon

    oh god here we go again

    • IRF

      Worst first 10 pitches ever

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        I’m pretty sure Kei Igawa’s had a worse stretch, but probably not by much.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    “Should I say it now, or wait?”

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

    • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

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

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Well this is just fucking wonderful.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Cuso

    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.

    • Cy Pettitte

      I’d actually prefer to see CC bat tonight instead of Jorge/Andruw.

  • General Tsao

    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.

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

      Awful for weeks now = 3.15 ERA in his last three starts.

    • Pat D

      By awful for weeks, you mean his last two starts, right?

      Because if not, and I’m sorry in advance, you’re dumb.

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

      UNACCEPTABLE!!!!

      Looks silly in retrospect, eh?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, Gonzalez looked bad.

    • jon

      career .262/.338/.436 .774 vs lefties

  • Hummingbird S.

    same pitch, same spot, different calls

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

      It really is amazing, isn’t it?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Fox, y u no have pitch count displayed?

  • first time lawng time

    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

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

      • first time lawng time

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

        • Pat D

          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.

          • first time lawng time

            Yeah. That’s true. Still makes for a nice narrative though lol.

  • Nefarious

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

    • Nefarious

      Glad I was wrong.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    McCarver needs to stop talking…

    • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

      Buck bothers me soooooo much more.

    • Pat D

      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?

  • Hall and Nokes

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

    • Pat D

      Thank you.

  • NC Saint

    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.

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

    CC’s had enough of this shit.

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Sorry for doubting you Carsten.

  • Hummingbird S.

    CC beast mode. That was beautiful!

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

    CC is the fuckin man.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • Epy0n

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

  • jon

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

    • Simon

      That commercial has me laughing every time!

    • Nefarious

      That really put a smile on my face.

    • Pat D

      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.

  • Simon

    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.

    • Kostas

      McCarver is just sour and pissed…

      Posada>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>McCarver

  • Xstar7

    That was beautiful.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Baldwin’s commercials just get better.

  • first time lawng time

    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.

  • Hall and Nokes

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

  • Zooboy

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

  • nsalem

    poorhay

  • Kostas

    Dear Big Papi,

    Suck on my slider, biiiiaaaaach!

    Sincerely,

    CC

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Yay Derek.

  • Cy Pettitte

    oh Captain my Captain

  • Kostas

    Damn Jeter and those ground balls. Ugh!

  • Xstar7

    There you Jeet, there you go.

  • Nefarious

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

    • Pat D

      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.

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

      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

        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.

  • Cuso

    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?

  • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

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

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

    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.

  • first time lawng time

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

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Nah, down the pipe.

  • Kostas

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

  • V

    STEAL SECOND STEAL SECOND STOP BEING PUSSIES STEAL SECOND

  • Nefarious

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

  • jon

    holy crap scranton is demolishing the pawtucket red soxs

    • V

      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.

  • Hummingbird S.

    Lets bunt!! lol

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

    Deep and thick.
    let it begin.

  • V

    DOUBLE STEAL

  • Cy Pettitte

    let’s single this mother fucker to death

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Please, please, no RISPfail.

  • Kostas

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

  • The209

    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,

  • SamWalt

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

  • Kostas

    Tex will whiff on a curve ball.

  • Hummingbird S.

    wow, thats just a terrible swing…

  • LEOLUCCA RANDISI

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

    • Pat D

      Don’t you dare talk shit about Kermit like that!!

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

    Sweep the leg, Alex.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    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?

    • jon

      how would he know that?

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

        Maybe he heard the catcher say it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ARod’s wad is fucking huge tonight

    • swishers fauxhawk

      TWSS

    • the tenth inning stretch

      TWSS.

  • Pat D

    Balls, Alex. Balls.

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Good grief.

  • Xstar7

    Clutch pop up by A-Rod

  • BigBlueAL

    Great at-bats by Tex and Arod.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    So it begins.

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

    I WILL MURDER YOU.

    okay, okay, too much…

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Jesus christ Arod, you fucking suck right now

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

    Sweep the leg, Alex Robinson.

  • jon

    2 ball out of the zone

    2 strikes for cano

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

    “Nathan Badcock”? Really, Tim?

    You deaf, senile hilarious man, you.

    • Pat D

      That’s a rare example of both intentional and unintentional humor.

  • Rey22

    Let the RISPfail begin…. :/

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

    Bah.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • Pat D

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

  • Hummingbird S.

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

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

      Boston can say the same thing.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Yeah, but they won last night and the Yanks have had an awful stretch with runners in scoring position. Stop acting like it isn’t frustrating.

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

          Providing perspective isn’t the same thing as saying things aren’t frustrating.

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            Fair enough. Remember, when the Yankees do something that is counter productive to winning it’s because they’re a cabal of unclutch, loser, over the hill assholes and when the Red Sox do it it’s awesome.

            The RISP thing is fucking annoying, but it’s more of a function of luck. I’d be more worried about Garcia/Nova than the RISP.

  • Cy Pettitte

    pathetic

  • Xstar7

    More RISP fail.

  • Kostas

    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.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    More clutch hitting with RISP i see

  • General Tsao

    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.

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

      Batshit insane.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman
  • dennis

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

  • 101010

    RISP wats dat?

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • V

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

  • Tom Zig

    Yay RISP Fail!

  • first time lawng time

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

    I do

    • Pat D

      Yes, that was the moment that made me decide to hate Youkilis.

      But, yea, Porcello dominated him.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It took you that long? I applaud on and your near Saint hood.

        • Pat D

          He hadn’t done anything as of that point to really piss me off, that I can recall.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Watched it today on Youtube. So awesome.

  • Pat D

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

    • BigBlueAL

      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

        He was just unreal that year.

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

        • BigBlueAL

          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).

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

    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.

    • BigBlueAL

      I would have to assume the latter.

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

        Me too. What day after the fact, though?

        The next day after game #57 when the streak was snapped? The next Opening Day? The anniversary of the streak starting/stopping?

        • BigBlueAL

          This question is really bugging you I see :-)

    • Corporate Scum

      Good question. I’d also like to know this.

  • jon

    all 3 of those pitches were in the strike zone

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

    K.K. Sabathia.

  • Pat D

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X7B4gic1-qU

    • the tenth inning stretch

      So ridiculous.

  • first time lawng time

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

    Maybe I should stop watching the bottom innings?

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

      Maybe you should just keep watching and see what happens.

  • Sheepmeister

    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)

    • Pat D

      We’ll see on Monday and Tuesday?

    • General Tsao

      I wish we could beat the crappy teams. We couldn’t take the series at home vs CWS. We lost the 4 game series to Detroit and lost the series to KC at home. They’re doing what we can’t, win.

      • Pat D

        Except Detroit and KC are over .500, so they’re not really “crappy.”

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

          Otter: Germans?
          Boon: Forget it, he’s rolling.

  • Cuso

    CC at 83 pitches in the 2nd inning

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Wow Posada took himself out. Respect.

  • LEOLUCCA RANDISI

    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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Sounds like a retirement. Holy crap.

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • A Gritty Dude’s Gritty Dude

    Wow! This sounds bad on Sado from Cash

  • Rey22

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

  • Dean

    Posada will announce his retirement after the game.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    DON’T RETIRE THOUGH.

  • David

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

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

    Posada : Jones :: Pippen : Kukoc

  • NC Saint

    Holy shit.

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

  • IRF

    Cashman meeting with the writers in 5 minutes…

    Uh oh

  • Pat D

    Wow, this isn’t sounding good for Jorge.

  • sangreal

    That Cashman interview re: Posada sounded pretty ominous

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • dennis

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

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

    What’s worse than superfluous sac bunting?

    Sliding into first.

    :: facepalm ::

  • TKNY

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

    • Andrew 518

      Couldn’t agree more if I was ever a coach that would be rule #1
      stupid play bad baseball

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

      That.

      It’s scientifically proven to slow you down. Can’t really argue the merits of this; it decreases your chances of reaching first safely before the defender.

      • Clay Bellinger

        Yup. I’ll never understand why guys keep doing that.

      • CP

        It’s not scientifically proven to be slower. It was demonstrated in a couple of instances to be slower.

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

          It’s more than just “a couple of instances”.

          There’s a reason Olympic sprinters don’t dive for the finish line, you know.

          • CP

            Yes, because they’d scrape up their faces (and the results of the race are not determined by a hand, but by the body).

            There’s also a reason why outfielders dive for balls.

      • Rob

        Do you think he even knows he’s doing it? Is it just reactionary? He has to know it doesn’t make him faster and can easily get him hurt. Nice inning cc

  • swishers fauxhawk

    Just run through the god damn bag, Brett.

  • Dean

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

  • King George

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

  • General Tsao

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

  • Manny

    MONTEROOOOOO!? OMG
    MONTEROOOOOO!? OMG
    MONTEROOOOOO!? OMG
    MONTEROOOOOO!? OMG
    MONTEROOOOOO!? OMG
    MONTEROOOOOO!? OMG
    MONTEROOOOOO!? OMG

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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

      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

        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.

  • Souter Fell

    Is Jesus coming?

  • Yankeefa91 Arod Fan

    That Definately Sounded Like Posada Is Retiring :(

  • Nefarious

    Gardner that isn’t faster.

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

  • King George

    @Anthony McCarron

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

  • first time lawng time

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

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    JORGE NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO.

    /deadchildhood’d

  • Pat D

    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”

  • Kostas

    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

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

    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.

    /burn

  • Cy Pettitte

    Beergessen CGSO, where did that come from?

  • IRF

    Zillo meeting with Suzyn Waldman

  • Cy Pettitte

    take a seat, munchkin

  • NC Saint

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    I love watching Pedroia strike out. LOVE.

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

    CC’s on his K game tonight.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    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”

    • the tenth inning stretch

      “Posada went to Girardi at 6pm, said was insulted and would not play, Cashman appealed to Posada reconsider, said no. #Yankees”

      • first time lawng time

        Someone is a diva.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Andruw’s expressions/antics kill me

  • King George

    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…

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Andruw Jones: still doing jack shit

  • Neil

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

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka)

    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.

  • jjyank

    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).

  • jjyank

    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).

  • first time lawng time

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

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

      Colonel Rhombus: I’ve made my decision.
      [Fitz-Hume cranes his neck to see what is written on the clipboard]
      Austin Milbarge: What’s it say?
      Emmett Fitz-Hume: “Pussy”.

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

    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.

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosological Carlosologist

    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

      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

      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

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Nefarious

      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.

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

    The Manderson.

  • Kostas

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Can our 1-9 hitters just be Granderson?

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

    Come on, Mitch Tex. Unleash the fury.

  • Pat D

    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.

    • Xstar7

      Montero time.

  • The209

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

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      From what I recall, he had some really bad Aprils, but picked it up in the later months.

    • Pat D

      He was never a full-time first baseman, that I recall.

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

    Ballz.

    • Nefarious

      but I didn’t say Benoit

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

        i lol’d…

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Love the effort Grandy but that’s gonna backfire.

  • Dean

    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.

  • Cy Pettitte

    you bet your ass we won the Granderson trade

  • BigBlueAL

    Granderson needs to start the All-Star Game.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Yeah Grandyman! More of this please, Yankees.

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka)

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

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

    TEH BRONKS IS BURNING

  • Cy Pettitte

    please no more RISPfail

  • Kostas

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

  • The Guns of the Navarone (a mushroom cloud layin’ mothafucka, mothafucka)

    I can has RISP?

    /lastseason’d

  • Hall and Nokes

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

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

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

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

      I think it’s sunflower seeds, not dip/chaw/snuff.

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

    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

      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)

      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.

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

        Like Chris Rock said about O.J.:

        I ain’t saying he should’ve killed her… but I understand.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Why is Fox refusing to show the count?

  • jon

    well that was arods one chance

    • Sheepmeister

      yup, his season is now over in the 3rd inning of a game on may 14th.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Really, A-Rod. Ugh.

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

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

    • Pat D

      Lex Luthor? The Greatest Criminal Mind of Our Generation?

  • jon

    3 innings and left 8 men on base already

  • Kostas

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

  • Cy Pettitte

    Montero in the 4 spot please

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

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

      Cervelli, the night before (the last game of the KC series).

    • Kostas

      July, 2009

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

    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”

  • Ben from Stanford

    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.

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • Dan

    Wow fox coverage has somehow managed to get worse

  • Greg

    Are you kidding me? Sarah Silverman?

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    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.

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

      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.

  • Pat D

    Site crashing for anyone else?

    • Kostas

      YES

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • Simon

    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…

  • Kostas

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

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • Cuso

    Masshole reference bleeped out.

    Silverman “Red Sox are losers.”

    LSD references.

    I think those 3 things made the site crash.

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

      I like how Buck pretended that her saying Masshole was okay and wouldn’t have been bleeped out. I don’t know if he was being nice or literally didn’t know.

      • Pat D

        The latter.

  • BigBlueAL

    4 pitch walk to Varitek. Fuckin hilarious.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Here comes the meltdown.

  • ArchStanton

    How do you walk Varitek on 4 pitches?

  • first time lawng time

    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!

    • jon

      didnt you post last game thread?

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

      Hey Champ, why don’t you stop talking for a while, maybe sit the next few plays out?

    • Grandy

      Let’s pretend we have no baserunners ever, atleast we won’t be dissapointed then.

  • Karl Krawfid

    And that is your ballgame folks.

  • Pat D

    Terrific.

  • King George

    Hahahaha, this team sucks. What a fucking joke.

  • Kostas

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

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

      Perhaps we should wait until August to give up on the season.

      Nah, fuck that shit, let’s do it now, it’s too much fun to wait, amirite?

      • Kostas

        based on that swing from Swish, you just might be….. This is not a slump the team is in, this is just bad bad bad baseball with no end in site.

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

          This is not a slump the team is in, this is just bad bad bad baseball with no end in site.

          You have no proof for that, and the historical record and true talent levels of the members of this organization suggests you’re probably wrong.

  • Xstar7

    Fuck. Might as well be a 10 run lead.

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

      It’s not, though.

      • Xstar7

        Feels like a ten run lead is a better way to put with the way Beckett is pitching.

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

          Feels like a 2 run lead to me.

          Because it is.

          • Xstar7

            I fold.

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

              I humbly accept.

  • jon

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

    • Nefarious

      apparently yes… and it actually works

  • wow

    game.

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

      Yes, that’s correct, we’re playing a baseball game. Thanks for noticing.

  • BigBlueAL

    I miss the Knicks.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Walking Pedroia to pitch to A-Gon.

    Here comes the slam.

  • jon

    im fucking shocked

  • General Tsao

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

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

      This was so uncalled for it’s not even funny.

      CC’s been a tank since he got here and you know it.

  • Xstar7

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

  • Pat D

    Gloom-baggers out in full force, I see.

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      +1

  • dennis

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

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

      Still batshit insane.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Kostas

    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.

  • wow

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m not liking the bust part of HR or bust.

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • King George

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

  • King George

    Strikeout from Swish. Shocking.

  • James A

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

  • Dean

    We need a new DH and a new Right Fielder

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Is someone yelling Andre Ethier in the background?

    • Nefarious

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

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

      Or not.

  • Xstar7

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

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      LOL yes

    • King George

      I don’t think I’d mind that. Haha

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

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

      It could always be possible that we drop 5 in a row, no matter who’s pitching. It’s also possible that we win the next 5 in a row, no matter who’s pitching.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        Yeah but its more likely that we loose the next 3 games considering the match ups. You can’t possibly say you like our chances in the Garcia vs Lester game, and the Rays have been on a tear as of late

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

          It’s not about liking or not liking our chances. It’s about not assuming games are lost before they’re played.

          We’re not the fucking Mets, here.

          • Kostas

            Um, might want to double check that…. Yanks are looking awful Mets like, dare I say Orioles like.

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

              Two weeks ≠ twenty years

  • Cy Pettitte

    3/4 lber Grandyslam please.

  • Paul O’neill’s Batting Helmet

    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.

  • BigBlueAL

    Et tu, Granderson??

  • Cy Pettitte

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

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

    Come on, Tex. Unleash the fucking fury already.

  • King George

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

  • Kostas

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

  • Xstar7

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

  • Kostas

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

  • Dean

    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.

  • BigBlueAL

    All you could do is laugh right now.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Teix and ARod are beyond useless.

  • 101010

    Jesus Christ.

  • Kostas

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

  • ArchStanton

    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

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

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

        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.

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

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

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ytCEuuW2_A

    • Pat D

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

      • JobaWockeeZ

        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.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

  • Karl Krawfid

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

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

      Heh.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Good point.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Just make it an auto out with RISP already.

  • Kevin G.

    Yankees are 0 for their last 847 with RISP.

  • Simon

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

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

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

  • General Tsao

    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.

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

      I don’t know what else to do.

      Be patient.

    • Pat D

      Good thing you’re not in charge then.

    • The209

      turn off the fucking tv?

  • Deadhorse25

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • Kostas

      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.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Hank needs to rip into these bums.

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

      Yes, because your boss yelling at you to do better always causes you to instantly do better.

  • BigBlueAL

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

    • Monteroisdinero

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

  • wow

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

    • Kostas

      nope he is as ineffective as hit hitters.

  • Monteroisdinero

    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.

  • Neil

    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.

  • jon

    if i was posada i wouldnt want to play either

  • Cy Pettitte

    this is just pathetic, unwatchable baseball.

  • BigBlueAL

    When Arod and Tex are bad man are they bad.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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.

  • dennis

    90 right down middle and he whiffs just unwatchable.

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

      Then stop watching.

  • Karl Krawfid

    LOL you just have to laugh.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      If it wasn’t Boston this would actually be near the point of hilarity.

  • Cuso

    Sniper!

  • first time lawng time

    17 innings since I last saw the Yankees score.

    Fun fun fun.

  • Kostas

    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.

  • DareBear

    I miss the boss….

  • General Tsao

    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.

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

      You have literally no idea what you are talking about.

    • King George

      “They could care less that we’re about to be swept by our biggest rival.”

      First of all…when you say we, that implies you’re on the team. Second, they don’t care about the rivalry nearly as much as the fans. And, third, if you have some bad days at your workplace are you not allowed to crack a joke? Give it a break.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

  • Cuso

    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.”

    really?

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

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

  • mike c

    is that guy screaming BUCK SUCKS?

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Thank you, Robbie.

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

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

    more sloppy defense, awesome

  • BigBlueAL

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

  • first time lawng time

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

    Good pitching or bad hitting?

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

      Both?

    • Kostas

      bad hitting.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Solid pitching helped with horrendous bats.

    • TheMick

      I want to say both. But I wonder if the Yankees’ hitting is making Beckett look better than he actually is.

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

        Beckett has been on all year long. All his pitches have life.

  • Kostas

    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.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Maybe Baghdad Bob?

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

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

    Thanks, though.

    • TheMick

      We can dream though….

  • Cuso

    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)

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

      Are we really pinch-hitting for anyone tonight?

  • BigBlueAL

    Typical.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Frickin’ ump.

  • jon

    of course

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Geez. Thanks blue.

  • Kostas

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

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

  • wow

    amazin'(s)

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • first time lawng time

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

    • Sheepmeister

      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…

  • Cuso

    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.

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

      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.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Just end the game now.

  • Cy Pettitte

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

  • DareBear

    2011 Yankees = 2008 Yankees

    • Karl Krawfid

      6 runs off of CC.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Give Swisher the fucking error.

  • tom

    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.

  • wow

    why can’t we do that?

  • TKNY

    Is Swish drunk?

  • Cuso

    Swisher! Play baseball with your eyes open.

    Give it a shot, it may work for you.

  • first time lawng time

    Alright this is just comical.

  • TKNY

    Game

  • Cy Pettitte

    might as well make it a blow out.

  • wow

    wow

  • Reggie C.

    3-0 feels like …

    oh wait its …

    6-0.

    WORST GAME OF THE YEAR.

    • Reggie C.

      /actualmath’d

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

      Probably.

      Still just one game, though.

  • BigBlueAL

    Great job by CC.

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • Kostas

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

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • BigTimeBartolo

      Why shouldn’t CC be blamed too? The offense wasn’t the one that gave up all those runs.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Blamed for part of it but this team wasn’t going to score 3 runs anyways.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Unreal.

    I fucking hate this team right now

  • General Tsao

    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.

    • V

      Go back to watching the Padres asshole.

      • Simon

        He has a point to a degree. No changes need to be made but, maybe Cashman should give the team a few words like back during the Braves series in 2009, that completely electrified the team, maybe the same could be done here if Cashman does that again.

        • V

          Bull. Shit.

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

          Points he made that might have some validity:

          -The team needs a kick in the ass (and that’s debateable)

          Points he made that are batshit insane:

          -CC’s not an ace
          -The team is quitting on Girardi
          -A change needs to be made

          Given the balance of possibly valid points to batshit insane asshattery, I can see why V brushed off the manic-depressive rantings of General Tsao.

    • It’sATarp

      since when was CC not an ace? one bad game…actually one bad pitch and he’s not an ace? okay then

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Hehehe ur cute wen u mad

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

      The chicken named for you is more coherent then you are.

  • V

    FUCK YOU.

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

      /Cee-Lo’d

  • Grandy

    Game over man

  • Karl Krawfid

    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.

  • greg

    beyond bad….

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

    • rek4gehrig

      Indeed. TIme to watch Criminal Minds

  • BigBlueAL

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

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

      Maybe he should go to Tony Peña now and tell him he’s available to pinch hit. He might be the spark we need to erase this 6-0 deficit.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        What’s the downside? It’s not like whoever he would hit for is actually you know hitting.

  • General Tsao

    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.

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

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

  • first time lawng time

    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?

  • Cuso

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

  • Reggie C.

    Clay Buchholz, Josh Beckett, and tomorrow Jon Lester …

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

  • Kostas

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

    • It’sATarp

      Go call cashman i’m pretty sure he’ll give you a job since you have all the answers

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • 101010

    Oh btw guys Girardi was ejected.

    Awesome broadcasting, assholes.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      What on earth was Buck looking at that he didn’t notice an argument and ejection on the field right in front of him?

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

        Sarah Silverman?

      • Cuso

        Silvermans roast beef curtains

    • Cuso

      this

  • Andrew 518

    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.

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • V

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

    • V

      And yeah I been drinking weeee.

      • Kostas

        I just had a vision of Peter Griffin saying “Weeeeee”… That was funny!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    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.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      LSD.

      /Sarah Silverman’d

    • TheMick

      The weed obviously didn’t help you focus when writing this post.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Obvious not serious post was supposed to be obvious.

  • It’sATarp

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

  • General Tsao

    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.

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

      Except, we do have the rotation and lineup to come back.

      That’s what is called a fact.

      • Reggie C.

        You love Nova and Freddy Garcia waaaaaaaaaaaaayyy more than most people here do.

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

          Nova and Freddy Garcia have both been demonstrably better than the last two pitchers in Boston’s rotation, which General Tsao compared the Yankee rotation to so unfavorably.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      You are worse than Buck and McCarver…

    • It’sATarp

      you’re right, the season’s over. See you next year.

  • V

    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.

  • Kostas

    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.

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

      You are delusional as Donald Trump.

      • Kostas

        I have better hair that does not resemble a squirrels tail. But you may be right.

    • V

      Sorry, on the 0-10 scale of awesomeness where tsjc = 10, you = 2.

      • Kostas

        I should at least get 5, he stole my line. Still a fail but a 2. Man you are tougher than the German judge.

  • first time lawng time

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

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Because of the umpires flinch.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      He came out during the commercials to keep chirping about that call where the ump twitched.

  • V

    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?

  • lily

    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 :(

  • outsider

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

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

      Yes, because being an ace is constantly decided and redecided on a game-to-game basis. A few bad starts and you’re out, forever more.

  • Rob

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

  • the tenth inning stretch

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

  • BigBlueAL

    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.

  • JobaWockeeZ

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

  • outsider

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

    • V

      You’re an idiot.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      It’s mid-May, nobody’s available yet. Cash would have to trade the farm at this point. Still time to straighten things out.

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • Klemy

    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?

    /soapbox

    • JobaWockeeZ

      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.

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

      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.

  • first time lawng time

    “now in a 0-2 hole”

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

  • Xstar7

    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

      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

        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

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

  • James A

    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

    • TheMick

      I didn’t know Cliff Lee was the savior of the offense.

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

        I didn’t know that that was James’s point.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      It’s more fun to panic and play the blame game, as opposed to using logic and reason.

    • http://. Greg

      But the Red Sox are better. THe fucking Indians are better than us.

    • Eloquence

      Amen.

  • Rob

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

  • swishers fauxhawk

    At least Jeter is consistent.

  • http://. Greg

    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.

    • swishers fauxhawk

      Chance to bury the Red Sox in May? Hahahahah

      • http://. Greg

        You laugh but if we had won 4 of the 6 games against them, not only would they be 8 or 9 games out, but their psyche would be damaged.

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

          Just like our psyche was damaged when we went 0-8 against the Sox in 2009, amirite?

          • http://. Greg

            The difference with that was that we were beating everybody else. This Sox team is under .500. We werent under .500

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

              We were under .500 for much of that stretch.

              But, again, more simply and directly, so you can get it:

              The Yankees are never buried and out of it in May. Ever.
              The Red Sox are never buried and out of it in May. Ever.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Apparently every time they play the Red Sox, it’s a chance to bury the Red Sox. Hell, if the team went 162-0, they’d bury everyone…

      • http://. Greg

        But this team limped into both series, not playing strong baseball. We could have continued that string, but we failed.
        And evidently I’m not the only person who has said this as Joel Sherman has said this also

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

          Citing Joel Sherman as validation for your theory isn’t going to win you any arguments.

          • http://. Greg

            It just shows that other people have thought the same thing. I don’t care if its May or August you have to beat the teams that are under .500 and especially at home

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

              It just shows that other people have thought the same thing.

              Other dumb people, yes. You can always find some idiot to agree with any opinion, because they’re idiots.

              I don’t care if its May or August you have to beat the teams that are under .500 and especially at home

              No, you don’t. What you have to do is win enough games to make the playoffs. How and when and against whom you do that do doesn’t matter. It has never mattered. Ever.

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

          Don’t listen to Joel Sherman for his opinions. Listen to him for his reporting. Form your own opinions.

          • http://. Greg

            That is my own opinion. He just happenes to agree with my opinion.

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

              Him agreeing with your opinion doesn’t make your opinion any more valid.

              It just makes you both crazy. It’s impossible to bury the Red Sox in May just because they started 2-10. Impossible. They would have needed to go like 0-30 in April to even have the potential of burying them in May, and even then it would only be nearly impossible.

        • Ray the Anti-Handle

          I really don’t care what Joel Sherman has to say about “burying” teams in May. You said it yourself earlier, “but the Red Sox are better.” Well, if they’re better, they’re not getting buried in May! Too much talent on that team.

          • http://. Greg

            But better teams can be buried.
            I.E. the 2008 (maybe 2007) Tigers were supposed to be this superteam and they didn’t make the playoffs, despite their talent.

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

              Not making the playoffs ≠ being buried in May
              2008 or 2007 Tigers ≠ Red Sox or Yankees

            • Ray the Anti-Handle

              But it’s May! That’s the sticking point. It’s been what, 40 games? Not even a quarter of the season! It’s much too early to “bury” a team when the Yankees have only played them 6 times.

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

                Especially when that team has high levels of in-house talent and an organizational mandate and capability to acquire enough talent to compete for the title every year, just like we do.

                The Pirates can be buried in May. The Padres can be buried in May.

                The Red Sox and Yankees can never be buried in May. Why is this a hard concept to grasp?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Even if we’d swept them, it’s not possible to bury the Sox in May. There’s too much season left, too many trades yet to be made and prospects to be called up. Wins would be nice, but it’s much, much too early to throw up the white flag.

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

        That.

        The Yankees are never buried and out of it in May. Ever.
        The Red Sox are never buried and out of it in May. Ever.

        Ever.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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

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

      Have you seen the way the Hairstons and Matt Diaz are hitting? If they had them, you’d be wondering why they didn’t sign Andruw.

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

        Grass is always greener, right?

      • BigTimeBartolo

        Yeah I just looked at their season stats, your right. Still though, Andruw really hasn’t done much besides 1 or 2 HR’s at the beginning of the season. Might be time to give Maxwell a shot

  • Simon

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

  • mike c

    man I miss chavez

    • Simon

      I miss 2009.

      • mike c

        those were good times

        • JobaWockeeZ

          First half of 2010 was great too.

          • mike c

            it was okay but we had our share of issues… vazquez & teixeira were making everybody crazy, posada got hurt, granderson got hurt, NJ’s arm fell off, joba and robertson were bad, dave eiland disappeared, etc.

            • JobaWockeeZ

              True but at least they won games.

        • Chris

          Yankees in 2009 through 36 games: 19-17, and a -15 run differential

          Yankees in 2011 through 36 games: 20-16, and a +32 run differential

          At least they started off 2009 well against the Red Sox. Oh wait…

          • mike c

            we did go on a freakish run that year, the 15 walkoff wins were epic

  • mike c

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

  • Andrew 518

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

  • Rob

    Yeah!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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

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

    It would make sense.

    • mike c

      yeah I’m sure her back hurts all the time, the boobs look pretty heavy

    • Kostas

      Or it is not back stiffness but neck stiffness #motorboating

    • Wil Nieves #1 Fan

      Are you like me, hoping that Jorge does retire?

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

        Well, I’m hoping that Jorge snaps out of it and starts hitting again, but since that’s looking less and less likely, yeah, I guess I’m hoping he can just bow out gracefully.

        He’s only a DH, there’s tons of ways we can replace his bat (both internally and externally). Him retiring wouldn’t be the worst thing in the world, I guess.

  • Xstar7

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

  • Simon

    Yankees have .135 AVG with RISP, just terrific!

  • first time lawng time

    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?

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

      Loosen up and chill.

      Indeed.

    • BigTimeBartolo

      I loled at the Arod is a cow comment

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

        ARod’s sunflower seed chewing ritual is of great importance to FTLT. It’s become a disastrophe that needs to be addressed.

        Priority #1.

        • first time lawng time

          Why do you feel the need to overexaggerate on something like that? Really. It was a comment that was meant to be funny and so what if I think it’s gross? Really, just get over it. Your snide remarks are just obnoxious and unnecessary.

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

            I’m laughing with you, not at you.

          • Mister Delaware

            I know which comment I found funniest.

  • Sunil

    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.

  • Monteroisdinero

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

    /Posey’d

    • Sunil

      HAH! Well done.

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

      If only we similarly had an elite power-hitting catching prospect in AAA we could call up to supplement our offense like Frisco did last year, eh?

      If only…

  • BigTimeBartolo

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

  • Kevin G.

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

    • Mister Delaware

      Someone too young to remember Girardi’s playing days?

  • BigTimeBartolo

    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.

    • V

      I watched seasons 1-3 last summer, but had to stop as it became repetitive.

    • Ray the Anti-Handle

      Season 5 was pretty crazy. I need to get around to watching the last season…

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Last season was excellent.

    • Xstar7

      I absolutely love 24. A lot of main characters were killed off, but keeping watching. Season 5 is my personal favorite, and you won’t be disappointed.

  • Xstar7

    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.

    YCPB’d

  • V

    What the hell? Drew pinchhitting for Youkilis?

  • first time lawng time

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    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

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

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        That wasn’t the question.

      • Ray the Anti-Handle

        Don’t forget about the $13 million or so he’d be leaving.

    • BigTimeBartolo

      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

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

      • Monteroisdinero

        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.

    • http://Www.or.ly JM

      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.

  • first time lawng time

    43 LOB in 5 games…

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

      Mind-bottling.

      • jetrer

        Whiskey-bottling

  • jetrer

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

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Marcus Thames from 2010 where are you…? :(

  • mike c

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

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

      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

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

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

          (raises hand)

        • Pat D

          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.

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

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

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

            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

              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

            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.

  • first time lawng time

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

  • jetrer

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

  • Simon

    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.

  • first time lawng time

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

    Unbelievable.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      BELIEVE.

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

      Unbelievable.

      Is it?

      • first time lawng time

        Yeah, that’s kinda why I said it.

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

          Yeah, it’s not, though.

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

    Dynamite the stadium.

  • first time lawng time

    Record vs Sox since last August: 5-9…

    • nsalem

      meaningless