Jun
09

Game 60: Just win

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(Photo Credit: Flickr user Jay?? via Creative Commons license)

The Yankees can’t keep losing to the Red Sox, not if they plan on making some noise this season. CC Sabathia is on the mound, David Robertson and Mariano Rivera are rested … no excuses tonight. Show up and do this thing. Here’s the lineup…

Derek Jeter, SS
Curtis Granderson, CF
Mark Teixeira, 1B
Alex Rodriguez, 3B
Robinson Cano, 2B
Nick Swisher, RF
Jorge Posada, DH
Brett Gardner, LF
Frankie Cervelli, C

CC Sabathia, SP

The game will start in a delay because it’s raining, but they’re expected to get this one in. Tonight’s game can be seen on My9 locally or MLB Network nationally. Enjoy, if you can.

Good News, For Once: Russell Martin had an MRI on his back, and it came back clean. He’s just day-to-day for the time being … Pedro Feliciano has starting throwing, but there’s still no timetable for his return.

Categories : Game Threads
  • dkidd

    win it for joba

  • JobaWockeeZ

    The Yankees can’t keep losing to the Red Sox, not if they plan on making some noise this season

    I hope your flame suit is on.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    CC HAS to plunk someone here so the benches will be warned. Beckett will bitch like a fucking 3 year old girl and he can’t injure someone unless he wants to be suspended.

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

      I endorse this strategy. Strike first to keep Beckett from being able to throw inside consequence-free.

      • mike c

        I have a feeling beckett’s going to hit somebody in the first inning… that way CC will have to wait until the 8th inning when we’re up 8-1 to send papi flying in the dirt

  • dkidd

    tonight feels like a brawl waiting to happen

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

      Let Joba fight. He’s gonna have his arm rebuilt anyway…

      • dkidd

        joba = jim “hacksaw” duggan

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

          We can’t have two Brien Taylors in one lifetime, right?

          • Kevin G.

            Where is Taylor now? Maybe we can fly him to NY in the Steinbrenner’s private jet during the rain delay in time for a brawl.

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

    JUST FUCKING WIN

  • Rainbow Connection

    Hoping for a rainout…for the rest of the season.

  • Andy

    No way this game gets played tonight. Will be raining for at least the next two hours.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Who’s the bigger diuchebag? Beckett, youk, papi, papelbon, varitek or pedroia?

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

      (thinks)

      Yes.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Beckett >>> Sloppy >> Varitek >>>>>>>>> Pedroia >>>>>>>>>>> Youk.

      • Corporate Scum

        Papelbon omitted because you can’t be a douche and a butthole at the same time?

    • TMiller

      Youk>Pap>Beckett>Papi>Pedroia>Tek

      • Yanks27rings

        No way. I mean, guys like Pedroia and Youk we hate because… they’ve never failed to destroy the Yankees in their careers. It’s the guys like Papelboob and Beckett who are the real jerks.

        • TMiller

          I think Youk is a douche because of how much he bitches and his ridiculous batting stance..

          He just looks like the type of guy that if he weren’t playing baseball he’d be watching kids play in the park from behind the bushes

  • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

    It’s a rain delay, and the game likely won’t start for a while, so let’s talk about stuff! I was born in the mid 90s, thus I haven’t seen many movies that are true classics. Anybody have a movie they recommend seeing?

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

      Killer Klowns from Outer Space.

      • BigTimeBartolo

        one of the worst movies I’ve ever seen…AND i was smacked…

    • JobaWockeeZ

      I’m going to be a dick and not help you. Thus I will recommend Star Wars.

    • first time lawng time

      Forrest Gump

      • http://twitter.com/Carlosologist_7 Carlosologist

        Seen that already. One of the best films I’ve seen, need more stuff of that quality.

        • first time lawng time

          Not a classic, but if you’re talking about best picture movies, I recommend Slumdog Millionaire. Also, I thought The Fighter wasg ood.

          I know. They’re not classics and they just came out, but still very good movies.

        • BigTimeBartolo

          Office Space is one of the funniest movies I’ve ever seen, I would highly recommend it

      • Rainbow Connection

        It’s garbage.

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

      I’m your age, but Citizen Kane is the greatest film I’ve ever seen. Made in 1941.

    • CC’s third leg

      Law abiding citizen

      • Jose the Satirist

        This is a joke. Right? Please be a joke.

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

          I saw that movie for free on someone else’s Netflix, and I wanted my money back anyway.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            It was so bad, I walked out twice

    • Phife Dawg

      Deer Hunter

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

        Agree with this. I’ve seen more movies than anyone in my school and that’s the second best Nam movie I’ve ever seen after Apocalypse Now. It’s much more artful, though less intense.

      • The BIG 3

        YES!

        and Blazing Saddles for comedy.

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

          BABY, PLEASE, I AM NOT FROM HAVANA!

          • bobtaco

            Do you know about the joke that was censored out of Blazing Saddles?

            Lily asks Sheriff Bart “Is it true what they say about black people?” and the scene fades to black with her saying “It’s Twu, It’s Twu”

            As the screen goes dark, they cut out Sheriff Bart saying, “Baby you’re sucking my arm!”

            ;-)

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

              Hilarious.

              Richard Pryor co-wrote the film.

    • Jose the Satirist

      A Clockwork Orange. You can tell your friends about how your parents let you watch an X rated movie.

      • Wooderson

        Latina Butt Sluts 18 (17 sucked)

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

      I made a “Personal 100-ish Favorite Movies List” a year or so ago. Here you go.

      2001: A Space Odyssey
      48 HRS.
      A Beautiful Mind
      A Clear and Present Danger
      A Clockwork Orange
      A Few Good Men
      A Fish Called Wanda
      A Serious Man
      Airplane!
      American Beauty
      American History X
      Anchorman
      Animal House
      Apocalypse Now
      Austin Powers
      Back to the Future
      Beverly Hills Cop
      Blazing Saddles
      Boogie Nights
      Boyz N The Hood
      Braveheart
      Caddyshack
      Catch Me If You Can
      Clerks
      Coming to America
      Defending Your Life
      Do The Right Thing
      Dogma
      Donnie Brasco
      Dr. Strangelove
      Duck Soup
      Enter the Dragon
      Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
      Fight Club
      Fletch
      Forrest Gump
      Full Metal Jacket
      Gangs of New York
      Ghandi
      Ghostbusters
      Glengarry Glen Ross
      Glory
      Good Night and Good Luck
      Goodfellas
      Harlem Nights
      History of the World, Pt. 1
      Hotel Rwanda
      Il Postino
      Indiana Jones & the Last Crusade
      Inglorious Basterds
      Jackie Brown
      Juice
      Kill Bill
      King of New York
      L.A. Confidential
      Life is Beautiful
      Lost in Translation
      Malcolm X
      Michael Clayton
      Monty Python & the Holy Grail
      New Jack City
      Night Falls on Manhattan
      No Country for Old Men
      Office Space
      Philadelphia
      Planes, Trains, and Automobiles
      Pulp Fiction
      Raiders of the Lost Ark
      Rain Man
      Reservoir Dogs
      Roger and Me
      Saving Private Ryan
      Schindler’s List
      School Daze
      Se7en
      Spaceballs
      Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones
      Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith
      Star Wars Ep. IV: A New Hope
      Star Wars Ep. V: The Empire Strikes Back
      Stir Crazy
      Stripes
      Taxi Driver
      Team America: World Police
      Thank You For Smoking
      The 40 Year Old Virgin
      The Bourne Identity
      The Dark Knight
      The Departed
      The Godfather
      The Godfather Part II
      The Good, The Bad, & The Ugly
      The Hudsucker Proxy
      The Hunt for Red October
      The Hustler
      The Jerk
      The Matrix
      The Natural
      The Princess Bride
      The Shawshank Redemption
      The Sixth Sense
      The Sting
      The Usual Suspects
      There Will Be Blood
      There’s Something About Mary
      This is Spinal Tap
      Trading Places
      Training Day
      Up in the Air
      Waiting for Guffman
      Wall-E
      Who Framed Roger Rabbit?
      Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory

      • Wooderson

        hey man, other countries make films too! the more you know

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

          Il Postino and Life is Beautiful.

          • Jose the Satirist

            A few recommendations for more foreign cinema:
            Jean-Luc Godard
            Jean-Pierre Jeunet
            Guillermo del Toro
            Park Chan-wook
            Fritz Lang
            Sergio Leone
            Ingmar Bergman
            Akira Kurosawa

            I can’t believe you don’t have a Kurosawa film on your list to be honest. He is an absolute genius.

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

              It’s not a “best of” list, it’s a “personal favorites” list.

              Just never got into Kurosawa that much. I’m sure if I watched some now, I’d add his flicks to my list.

              • Jose the Satirist

                I see, I missed the “personal” part. It is a great list though. Sometimes I wonder if you went to film school.

                • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

                  Kurosawa owns.

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

                  Sometimes I wonder if you went to film school.

                  Does your daddy know you bring a n#$%a his coffee? It would KILL HIM, WOULDN’T IT?!?

                  • Pat D

                    With how many movies I’ve watched, I should probably go to film school.

            • Wooderson

              yes to all of these except del toro and ill throw in tarkovsky and antonioni. american directors: altman and bob fosse

          • Corporate Scum

            Have you not seen Leon tommie? (aka The Professional = Leon – 30 mins)

      • JobaWockeeZ

        No Toy Story 3?

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        The Jerk is required watching.

        “he hates these cans!”

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

          He’s not carnival personnel! HE’S NOT CARNIVAL PERSONNEL!!!

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            They’ve got the best pizza in a cup!

      • first time lawng time

        Not seen many of those, but I didn’t like A Beautiful Mind.

        Loved Forrest Gump, Princess Bride, Catch Me if you can, and The Departed.

        How can you not have Titanic on there? That was a classic. Record breaking.

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

          Meh.

        • Pat D

          Titanic is ok, not great. It wasn’t even nominated for Best Screenplay, which is practically unheard of for something that won Best Picture.

          L.A. Confidential was totally robbed that year.

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

            L.A. Confidential is the tits.

            I’m not a James Cameron fan. Big effects, so-so stories.

            • Pat D

              That pretty much sums up Avatar to a T. I was so happy when The Hurt Locker won.

        • Wooderson

          titanic is shit

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Take off Attack of the Clones and add Babel. Most depressing thing I’ve ever seen.

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

          Babel didn’t do it for me.

          Attack of the Clones is one of my favorites, for the same reason I like Empire Strikes Back, Godfather II, and the second Matrix; the middle movie of a planned trilogy has the natural advantage of being able to tell a story without having to introduce anything or wrap anything up. Tons of narrative exposition; the meat of the tale.

          Clones has wooden acting (like all 6 Star Wars films), but there’s tons of great story in there. Sets up the whole franchise.

          • Pat D

            Attack of the Clones is my least favorite Star Wars movie. Every single scene involving just Natalie Portman and Hayden Christensen is beyond painful to watch.

            And the acting is more wooden than usual, especially Temuera Morrison. The kid that played Boba Fett was pretty bad, too.

      • CMP

        None of the Rocky’s made your list?

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

          Oh, god no.

          Rocky I was barely tolerable. The other movies sucked ass.

          • Pat D

            Rocky I is one of the classicly manipulative movies. I still like it. Rocky II and III have their moments. IV is silly, V is terrible. The last one is somewhat redeeming of V, but it’s still nothing more than OK.

            • bobtaco

              and it beat Network for Best Picture that year, which is really criminal…

              kind of like Dances with Wolves beating Goodfellas…

              • Pat D

                Yes, and no.

                I frankly can’t stand people whining that Goodfellas was robbed. Now, I admit I need to rewatch that movie, but, IMO it’s not better than Dances With Wolves and it isn’t even one of Scorsese’s 5 best movies.

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

                  Goodfellas >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Dances with Wolves.

                  I might be underselling the difference.

                  • Pat D

                    Agree to disagree.

                    As per Scorsese, I think Mean Streets, Taxi Driver, Raging Bull, The King of Comedy, Casino, Gangs of New York, The Aviator, The Departed and maybe Shutter Island are better than Goodfellas.

                  • http://bassoprofundo1.blogspot.com/ ColoYank

                    Tommie, I saw you had Blazing Saddles, but not Young Frankenstein?

                    Soitenly! You take the blonde, and I’ll take the one in the toiban!

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

                      I love all Brooks movies. Saddles, Spaceballs, and History of the World are probably my favorites, though.

                    • http://bassoprofundo1.blogspot.com/ ColoYank

                      Blazing Saddles was better, I grant you. Spaceballs was a little too … dated, is it? Although I suppose there’ll always be Druish Princesses to make fun of.

            • Ubu

              Why did they sucked, hmm?

              Of course, I like to know how anyone can compile a list that has Episode II on a favorite movies list.

              The 1st Rocky movie was a masterpiece and anyone who says its “just tolerable” or “classically manipulative” are simply ignorant of judging and recognizing quality cinema.

              • Pat D

                I said I like Rocky I.

                But it’s quite clearly one of those movies where if you’re not totally rooting for that character then you’re completely heartless.

                And sorry to puff my own chest, but I’ve seen more than 2400 movies, so, yea, I’m pretty sure I can judge and recognize quality cinema.

                • bobtaco

                  Have you seen Network?

                  • Pat D

                    Yes, if you look down, you’ll see it’s one of my 10 out of 10 movies.

                    I agreed with you when you said that Rocky robbed Network of Best Picture.

                    The best thing about Network was just how right it turned out to be.

                    • http://bassoprofundo1.blogspot.com/ ColoYank

                      Network?! Sorry, no can do.

                      It’s the movie that made me think up the soubriquet “Dunn Fade-away” for Faye Dunaway. Yikes. Poor William Holden.

                    • Pat D

                      Well, she did win Best Actress.

                      But, yea, it was kind of downhill from there. I think it was Mommie Dearest that ruined her. Oh, and Supergirl.

          • CMP

            I disagree. Rocky I was a masterpiece and all of them except V were unextremely entertaining. I can remember the entire theatre on their feet chanting during the fight at the end of Rocky IV like it was a real fight.

            If you never read this Bill Simmoms article, it’s pretty funny.

            http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....ons/011207

            • CMP

              extremely entertaining

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

                To each his own.

                Rocky I works for me. The others are horrible 80s movies and unwatchable.

      • Randy

        you should see mesrine parts 1 and 2. Vincent Cassel is amazing and while you’re at it go see La Haine and Oldboy. The Conversation is also good. That is an NYU film school staple.

        • Pat D

          La Haine was excellent. Oldboy lost me at the end, and I thought a lot of the dialogue was laughable.

          The Conversation is great, especially to see a pre-Star Wars Harrison Ford.

          I’ve heard mixed things about Mesrine.

      • Spaniards

        No Gladiator?

      • Rainbow Connection

        Star Wars Ep. II: Attack of the Clones
        Star Wars Ep. III: Revenge of the Sith

        All credibility lost. Wow.

    • bobtaco

      You should check here, lots of classic and cult films:

      http://www.worldscinema.com/

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Criterion Collection. The End.

    • Pat D

      You really can’t go wrong by starting with things the like AFI 100 Movies…100 Years lists. The IMDB Top 250 is another good starting point, since that will also include foreign movies.

      These are the movies that I personally rated 10 out of 10 (some repeats from tsjc’s above list):
      12 Angry Men
      2001: A Space Odyssey
      A Clockwork Orange
      Alien
      All About Eve
      Apocalypse Now
      Barry Lyndon
      Batman Begins
      Blade Runner
      Blazing Saddles
      Bringing Up Baby
      Casablanca
      Chinatown
      Citizen Kane
      Close Encounters of the Third Kind
      Dances With Wolves
      Das Boot
      Doctor Zhivago
      Double Indemnity
      Dr. Strangelove Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb
      Duck Soup
      Fantasia
      Fargo
      Glory
      High Noon
      Hotel Rwanda
      Inception
      It’s a Wonderful Life
      Jaws
      L.A. Confidential
      Lawrence of Arabia
      M
      Memento
      Midnight Cowboy
      Miller’s Crossing
      Minority Report
      Monty Python and the Holy Grail
      Munich
      Network
      No Country for Old Men
      North by Northwest
      On the Waterfront
      Once Upon a Time in the West
      One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest
      Paths of Glory
      Psycho
      Pulp Fiction
      Raging Bull
      Ratatouille
      Rear Window
      Rebecca
      Saving Private Ryan
      Schindler’s List
      Singin’ in the Rain
      Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
      Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
      Sunset Boulevard
      Taxi Driver
      The African Queen
      The Apartment
      The Best Years of Our Lives
      The Big Sleep
      The Bridge on the River Kwai
      The Dark Knight
      The Day the Earth Stood Still
      The Godfather
      The Godfather Part II
      The Gold Rush
      The Good, the Bad & the Ugly
      The Grand Illusion
      The Grapes of Wrath
      The Great Dictator
      The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring
      The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King
      The Maltese Falcon
      The Manchurian Candidate
      The Night of the Hunter
      The Philadelphia Story
      The Pianist
      The Prestige
      The Searchers
      The Seven Samurai
      The Silence of the Lambs
      The Third Man
      The Treasure of the Sierra Madre
      The Usual Suspects
      There Will Be Blood
      To Kill a Mockingbird
      Touch of Evil
      Toy Story 2
      Traffic
      Unforgiven
      Vertigo
      WALL-E

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Bleh. Barry Lyndon.

        • Pat D

          Yea, definitely not for everyone. One of the best photographed movies ever, though.

          • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

            I don’t blame Kubrick for that movie. I blame Ryan O’Neal…THAT MOTHER FU—

            • Pat D

              I thought he was good, but I know he’s a bit controversial.

          • bobtaco

            Shot entirely with natural light, including all of the scenes in candle light… pretty amazing…

      • first time lawng time

        LoTR were good. Loved Ratatoullie. Still haven’t gotten around to seeing Wall-E.

        Basically, any movie by Pixar is good, regardless of age. I personally enjoyed Ratatoullie.

        • Pat D

          I love Pixar, and that’s why I’m a tad disappointed that they’re doing Cars 2 this year, since that is by far my least favorite of their movies. I’m also not sure where they can go with a Monsters, Inc. prequel, as much as I like that movie.

          I just don’t see how they top the run of Ratatouille/WALL-E/Up/Toy Story 3.

          • first time lawng time

            I still haven’t seen any of those last 3 movies. I’ve heard from many people that Toy Story 3 was amazing.

            I loved Finding Nemo, Ratatoullie, and Bugs Life.

            • Pat D

              You should definitely watch all of them.

              • http://bassoprofundo1.blogspot.com/ ColoYank

                I keep wishing they could figure out a sequel for “The Incredibles.”

                • Pat D

                  I’m wondering that myself. Since they’ve shown a willingness to revisit their established movies, a sequel to The Incredibles seems beyond logical.

    • IRF

      Some filmmakers, organized by personal enjoyment

      1)Woody Allen-preferably pre 1985
      2)Coen Bros-In the words of Billy Bob Thornton, “The Coen Bros don’t suck
      3)Ingmar Bergman-Seventh Seal or Wild Strawberries are the best
      4)Martin Scorcesse
      5)Pedro Almovdar
      6)Sidney Lumet- Dog Day Afternoon is a must
      7)Guillermo Del Toro
      8)Maysles Bros
      9) PT Anderson
      10)David Lynch

      • dkidd

        (very) personal top 10, in no particular order except for #1:

        apocalypse now
        to live and die in l.a.
        midnight express
        rumble fish
        blue velvet
        fanny and alexander
        pather panchali
        chungking express
        taxi driver
        l’atalante

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Vampires Suck. It’s funny on its own, but if you’ve seen Twilight (which it’s a spoof of) it’s freaking hilarious. I laughed til I cried.

  • Meat Loaf

    Justin Maxwell is also done for the season. He actually looked like he could be a decent option off the bench…

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

      Vitchard: THIS IS GETTING RI-GOD-DAMN-DICULOUS!

      • Pat D

        Yep.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Just got in. So did I miss anything big today? From the radio I was only able to figure out that the Yankees are doomed to a decade of mediocrity.

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

      Joe DiMaggio rose from the dead this morning.

      He blew out both his knees this afternoon.

  • duzzi

    Youkilis is the worst cuz he kills us in clutch spots n complains about every call papelboner cuz he’s just a giant dooshbag ortiz cuz he kills us n never gets any bad press even tho he’s just as guilty as arod or bonds with roids becketts this low cuz until this year we usually rock him pedroia then varitek since he sucks too much now to impact but he’s my personal least fav due to his pussy fighting with his mask on n hockey style captain patch

    • Phife Dawg

      lol whatevs.

  • first time lawng time

    I have a feeling CC will hit someone today.

    • The BIG 3

      It would not be in CC’s best interest to headhunt a team which will be in the bidding for his services in 5 months.

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

        That doesn’t make sense.

        • The BIG 3

          Because you believe 1) CC is not going to opt out 2) Is definitely going westerly 3) will make a fine introduction with hitting Papi (the local folk hero) in the noggin.

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

            No, because I believe
            1.) CC is opting out and resigning here for more cash
            2.) If he does go to Boston instead, they wouldn’t care about some fairly meaningless June 2011 game where he hit some Red Sox, even if doing so started a brawl
            3.) CC wouldn’t let the potential of Boston not bidding on his services months from now impact how he pitches or whom he hits tonight anyway

            • The BIG 3

              Absolutely disagree with number 3, he would. Well, at least that’s the impression he’s given me from watching his interviews.

              If Lackey and Matsuzaka are gone, which may well be, NY resigning CC, easily, will not happen.

              Given what’s transpired over the past year, it is almost likely that the Red Sox are willing to spend more than the org George left.

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

                None of what you just said makes any sense.

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

                  (Less snarky version:)

                  A.) What from CC’s interviews would lead you to believe that he would decide to hit a batter or not hit a batter in a single game based on potential future contractual negotiations? That’s asinine. I’m going to need some evidence to believe in that shit. That’s just a crazy theory that doesn’t pass the sniff test. He’s hitting a batter, not having taking John Henry’s mother out for a lovely seafood dinner and then never calling her again.

                  B.) I don’t doubt that Boston would bid on CC’s services if they get the chance to, but Lackey and Matsuzaka can’t just be “gone”. Their contracts are on the books. Boston is stuck with them just like we’re stuck with AJ.

                  C.) Boston attempting to spend heavily on CC does not preclude the Yankees from spending even more heavily on CC. This club still has the unspent 125M Cliff Lee money burning a hole in its pocket.

                  • The BIG 3

                    A) The impression I get from his interviews is, he’s very interested in getting paid.

                    B) Given Lackey’s acquisition and Epstein’s understanding of the game, I’d say he’d canoe down hell’s straits to acquire a reliable starter. He gave up a lot for what he must have known what questionable, imagine what he’d offer to a starter who wasn’t?

                    C) They dicked around with Lee. May do the same again. Be aware, different org now that George is gone.

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

                      A) And hitting a batter in a June game isn’t going to preclude him from getting paid. That’s ridiculous.

                      B) The problem is, he won’t have the BUDGET to add CC while still paying Beckett, Lackey, Matsuzaka, Crawford, Gonzalez, Youkilis, Pedroia, Lester, and possibly Ortiz and Papelbon. He’ll want CC and Lucchino will say “Your credit card is maxed out”.

                      C) This post-George org signed CC, Tex, Burnett, Mo, Jeter, Soriano, and added the salaries of Swisher and Granderson. Calm down.

                    • The BIG 3

                      What I meant with my stupid a) response is that my impression of CC is that of a business man. As such, his motivation for hitting the best batter, folk hero on a team that will probably be bidding on his services will most likely not exist. That said, I dount he would even consider doing so anyway.

                      If the Lackey signing didn’t tell you enough, Epstein is apparently hell-bent on acquiring reliable starters. He also re-signed beckett when he sucked, as well.

                      I think this guy likes starters.

                    • CP

                      How did they dick around with Lee? They offered a ton or prospects to trade for him, and then offered him the most money in free agency.

                    • The BIG 3

                      If they committed to Lee as they did CC, he’d be pitching here.

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

                      They did commit to Lee as they did to CC.

                      Lee just said “No”. In a blindsided kind of way.

                    • The BIG 3

                      Bull

                      A team with these resources will, if they’re so inclined, acquire anyone. I don’t care where Lee’s preference was. Not unlike the CC signing, money buys these dudes. Always has and always will.

                      So no, the issue isn’t; they didn’t sign Lee because some team outbid them. The issue actually is, what made Cash believe he wasn’t worth it (which may or may not be true, but given this rotation, was worth the risk anyway).

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

                      Lee negotiated publicly with New York and Texas. New York had the leading offer. Philly jumped in with a comparable offer and Lee was sold on the team’s future. He took Philly’s offer and didn’t give Cashman the chance to counteroffer.

                      Cash was blindsided.

                      Lee and CC handled their free agency derbies differently. It is what it is.

    • Rainbow Connection

      By ‘someone’ do you mean a buffet?

  • The BIG 3

    What baseball is about. Awesome matchup tonight. I hope the weather doesn’t ruin it.

    • It’sATarp

      I hope Beckett get hit by lighting (and lives)

  • CC’s third leg

    I’m gonna masturbate then watch some south park

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      I’m out!

      (slams money on counter)

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

      Jay: Tell me something about me.
      Rufus: You masturbate more than ANYONE on the planet.
      Jay: Psssh, everyone knows that, tell me something nobody knows.
      Rufus: When you do it, you’re thinking about guys.
      [Silent Bob is shocked]
      Jay [to Silent Bob]: Dude, not all the time.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Apparently the recent episode was very powerful for fans of South Park. I read an article suggesting the show was over.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        I grew up with the show…I cried. Worse than when Pettitte retired.

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

          As a non-South Park watcher, can you fill me in as to what happened?

          • Jose the Satirist
          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            It’d be like trying to explain to someone that’s never heard of sports your love for Mariano Rivera or hatred for the Boston Red Sox.

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

              Well, I know the show and it’s general raison d’etre. What happened in this new, horrible show?

              • David

                Chaaracter Stan Marsh had his tenth birthday, at which point he ‘started to get old’ meaning his favorite music started to sound like crap, he became cynical, lost interest in the repetitiveness of life, his parents too, ended up separating.

                Some people speculate that it’s a signal the writers may be tired of doing the show and might end it soon.

                Stan Marsh to teh eighth

              • A-Rod’s Wingman

                Wasn’t bad, just sad…sort of a moving on. GREAT episode. Suggesting that the show may have outgrown itself, a “growing up” moment if you will. Since the show premiered when I was ten and it had a huge impact on my childhood, growing up, world view, and sense of humor it was pretty rough on me. HILARIOUS episode, though.

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

                  Gracias.

                  If it means the end of a good show, that’s sad. If it means more Orgazmo and Team America: World Police, that’s happy.

                  • TheLastClown

                    Very much this. I’m a huge Trey & Matt fan, and have no doubt they’ll continue creating.

                    Whatever media they choose doesn’t concern me too much.

                    I’d love to see SP go out before it gets mostly stale.

                • dkidd

                  incredible episode

                  the president is a duck?

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

      I’m gonna masturbate, while I watch Southpark

      Fuck yeah!

  • Andy

    What’s the latest they’ll start this game? Looks like rain all the way back to the PA/NJ border that has to clear through.

  • mike c

    I like that feliciano started to throw today… he’d be a huge addition come october along with soriano, hughes & chavez

  • first time lawng time

    You know what would be a cool addition to the site? Is iif on the side bar you had something that said something like the results of their last game, w/l pitchers and then their next game (who against, probable starters)

    Just a suggestion.

    • mike c

      so basically, MLB at bat

  • CMP

    The only thing that could make me happy today is if a bolt of lightning takes out the entire Red Sox team.

    • first time lawng time

      That won’t matter. Their entire farm system is stacked. They are loaded with HoFers, All Stars. Just all around gritty players who play their hearts out and play the game the right way.

      And besides, Pedroia is too gritty to let a lightning bolt stop him from playing. He has that team first, must win mentality.

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

        I don’t think it’s scientifically possible for Pedroia to be struck by lightning. He’s constantly surrounded by taller objects that would attract the bolt.

        • Erica

          HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

          I realize this adds nothing to the thread, but I am too busy laughing. That. Was. Good.

        • CP

          In theory, it could jump from another player near him.

          In reality, grit does not conduct electricity.

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

            And yet, he’s the laser show.

            What a conundrum.

        • TMiller

          burn

      • Pat D

        Since he went back to Boston, that would be something to see him get stuck by a lightning bolt in New York.

  • Meat Loaf

    A-Gon on YES pregame: “I thank my lord and savior Jesus Christ”

    My mother: “Oh, I see why the Red Sox got him. He’s a douche bag.”

    I love my mother.

    • Jose the Satirist

      I’m confused as to how that makes him a douchebag.

      • Pat D

        Athletes that constantly praise Jesus as the reason for their success are a bit annoying and tiresome.

        After all, if He’s the reason for a player’s success, isn’t He also then responsible for the player’s failures? And if so, why doesn’t the player ever throw Jesus under the bus?

        “Jesus made me take that third strike.”

        “Jesus made me fumble the ball.”

        “Jesus made me miss that shot.”

        • Jetrer

          Mo does it all the time. I do not find Mo at all tiresome.

          • Jose the Satirist

            Mo is a douchebag.

            • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

              Mariano Rivera is anything but a douchebag

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

                I’m 1,000% positive he was kidding.

                • Jose the Satirist

                  I was. I should’ve just left this discussion alone.

                • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                  I’m terrible at telling whether people are being sarcastic or not. My point still stands though.

                  • The BIG 3

                    Well, here’s a hint. If anyone ever calls Mo a douchebag, he is being sarcastic.

        • David

          Doesn’t work like that. I went through a religious phase long ago, while working an A.A. program. the praying to something/something and believing gave me more courage and peace of mind to tackle problems, do better at work, etc

          I now regard it as stricktly a hypnotic function.

          -Born again aetheist

        • Jose the Satirist

          I’m not religious, but I don’t think anyone who is religious is a douchebag if they make a non-offensive statement about a belief system that is important to them.

        • TheLastClown

          Listen to any Mariano interview anytime.

          If the praise in God is disingenuous, which may be often, the comments seems to me annoying & tiresome.

          If they’re sincere, the athlete’s fame & fortune being tempered by humility comes off to me quite refreshing.

        • Ubu

          Wow. The idiocy never fails to shock me.

          Hey, Pat D… As a Catholic Christian- and I give praise for my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ every night and morning. And I’m 100% proud of doing that in both public & private settings because it defines who I am. And plenty of genuine alike Christians like Adrian are similar because nothing drives them more than their faith in Christ.

          Okay, so please don’t try to comprehend the perspective of a Christian individual because you don’t when it comes to such ridiculous questions like why don’t you blame Jesus. And anyone who thinks that makes him a douchebag is a bigoted bastard.

          Also, here’s a little bit of theology for ya Pat D, real Christians understand you don’t blame God for your mistakes and sins. He’s God and I’m sinner. When I do wrong it’s my fault and when I triumph it is because Jesus Christ has given me the power to do so.

          Pretty simple concept to understand, don’t have to repent and sign up to my local Church bulletin, but please don’t belittle or ridicule my faith.

          • Ubu

            And God bless Mariano- an even bigger hero for me to see such proud Catholic give thanks where it belongs.

            And I wonder how that makes you non-believing Yankee fans, like Pat D & David, feel? Can you comprehend without showing disrespect & patronage?

            • David

              Utu, I don’t think I said anything disrespectful or patronizinng, and when you say “God bless…” I appreciate the thought and feeling behind the statement.

              If the topic is really something you want to discuss though, I’d rather give you my email. Much as I’m irritated, annoyed and frstrated with the team, I’m here as a Yankee fan.

              • David

                *Ubu*

          • Pat D

            I was raised Catholic, I was an altar server for 6 years, I spent 2 years at a Catholic university.

            So I understand exactly what your beliefs are. I just happen to no longer share them. So please stop ridiculing me and belittling me and calling me names because I don’t share your beliefs.

            Sorry if I offended you, but my belief is that religion in any form is a backwards-looking system and prevents us from making progress as a species because we spend too much time caring about things that happened thousands of years ago.

            And if you’d read very carefully, you’d see that I never called anyone a douchebag. I just said I find Christian athletes tiresome and annoying.

            Let’s consider this something that will go nowhere and get us both angry and just call a truce, OK?

          • V

            Cool story bro.

            I’m a non-practicing Discordian, beeyotch.

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

              Pastafarianism.

              • Jose the Satirist

                Praise be his noodly appendage.

            • TheLastClown

              Myself? Pope. House of the rising Podge.

          • first time lawng time

            Before things start to get out of hand (like Rose with that petition$, let me just say this:

            We all have different beliefs, and we should respect that and not criticize someone for his or her beliefs.

            Now, the point of Meat Loaf was (probably) that Agon is a dbag, so that’s why they signed him. Not that people who thank Jesus are dbags.

            Now, I believe that Pat D was merely stating his opinion that it bothers him when athletes thank God for success, but neglect to blame Him for failures.

            Should we shun him for that? No.

            Should we shun Meat Loaf’s mother? No.

            Everyone has different beliefs and opinions, so let’s just respect eachother and leave it at that.

            I think we can all agree that Agon is a douchebag.

            Also, this is a baseball thread, so let’s try to not let things escelate.

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

              Should we shun Kevin Youkilis’s mother for giving birth to such an ugly bitch?

              Yes.

        • Pat D

          I’ll just add that this comment is largely paraphrasing a joke George Carlin used to tell.

      • first time lawng time

        I think the point was more that he’s douchebag, so the RS signed him. Not why he is a dbag.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      +1000!

    • Meat Loaf

      Wow that really got out of hand, fast.

      I’m not against religion – that being said, when you’re on national TV and you thank your successes to Jesus Christ instead of your family, friends, teammates – to my family, it’s a little rude. I’m of the belief that you should keep your religious beliefs to yourself, because everyone has the right to their own beliefs, and by doing things like A-Gon did, you’re only going to make yourself stand out like a sore thumb.

      Also, A-Gon is a douche bag.

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

        I’m not against religion – that being said, when you’re on national TV and you thank your successes to Jesus Christ instead of your family, friends, teammates – to my family, it’s a little rude.

        Nah, not really. If he was demanding that you ALSO share his religious beliefs, like Chad Curtis, then yeah, THAT’S rude.

        Just expressing his own personal gratitude to the deity he believes in, though, that shouldn’t be thought of as rude, IMO.

        I mean, the guy loves his god. Let him do so. Saying so shouldn’t be something we take offense to.

        Also, saying “I want to thank my lord and savior” doesn’t mean he’s not also thankful for his friends, family, teammates. It’s not fair to ascribe that to those statements.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Mo says the same ignorant bullshit.

  • Ivan

    I don’t Know about you guys but..I cant wait to see Game 5 of the NBA finals. Mainly because I want to see another LeBron meltdown.

    • Phife Dawg

      Followed by another Lupicaesque article by Greg Doyel.

  • Pat D

    Any update on first pitch time yet?

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      You’re on the Internet…..look it up

      • Pat D

        But that’s too easy!

    • Jose the Satirist

      9pm looks like a potential time.

      • Jose the Satirist

        Disregard. Just a bunch of twitter speculation apparently. One minute it is 9pm the next 10pm.

  • Monteroisdinero

    No mention of Pride of the Yankees on the movie list?

    Automatic-no matter how bad of a movie.

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

      Sure. Sports movies are generally kinda hokey, though.

      • Pat D

        This.

        Sports movies are always going to be filled with cliché. The Pride of the Yankees is definitely hokey, particularly in the depiction of his parents and that, quite frankly, Gary Cooper’s “Aw, shucks” persona wears thin.

        The kind of sports movies I like the best are comedies like Major League and Bull Durham. I also can’t really resist Hoosiers and Field of Dreams.

        • IRF

          Don’t forget Little Big League!

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

          My favorite sports flicks are Major League, The Natural, and Eight Men Out.

          Everything else is a solid notch below that threesome.

          • A-Rod’s Wingman

            Boxing movies tend to be pretty good. Raging Bull and Rocky were pretty awesome.

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

              I’d personally say that boxing movies tend to be pretty shitty, and Rocky and Raging Bull are the exceptions that are refreshingly good, but to each his own.

              • A-Rod’s Wingman

                To be fair, the Boxing movies that I can recall off the top of my head are:

                The Rocky movies, Raging Bull, Ali, and Cinderella Man. Ali gets the automatic “Will Smith was in it” exception. Caddyshack was solid sports movie too.

            • Pat D

              Champion with Kirk Douglas is another really good boxing movie, though it’s more character study than sports movie.

  • Andy

    It’s going to rain for at least another hour. This f-ing blows. Feel like we needed a win tonight. Think they’ll start past 9?

  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

    With the rain delay and all, I thought I’d share this awesome video I came across the other day.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....ata_player

    Wouldn’t it be great if that actually happened?

    • Gonzo

      Time does funny things with a player’s legacy. Sometimes players get get forgotten about (George Mikan or Tris Speaker). Sometimes a player’s legacy is blown out of proportion (Jack Morris).

      I don’t know, but I think Jordan’s legacy has taken a little heat recently. 10 years ago, it was considered idiocy to think anyone but Jordan was the best ever. Now, it’s normal for someone to routinely say Lebron, Kobe, maybe Durant could be the best after all is said and done. I think it’s silly talk, but I am not a basketball head either.

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

        I was thinking about this earlier today. Here’s my ranking, by tiers (players are not in order inside the tier)

        TIER ONE:
        Jordan

        TIER TWO:
        Magic, Bird, Wilt, Russell, Kareem, Duncan, Shaq, Oscar Robertson

        TIER THREE:
        Baylor, West, Maravich, Cousy, David Robinson, Olajuwon, Ewing, Karl Malone, Moses Malone, Kobe, Erving, Barkley, Pettit, Garnett, Mikan, Isiah, Nowitski, Stockton

        Kobe can move from 3 to 2. Ditto Nowitski. LeBron is probably worthy of 3 already and can easily move to 2.

        (All this is off the top of my head.)

        • bonestock94

          Why Shaq > Kobe? I don’t know a ton about basketball, just curious.

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

            Consistency and peak.

            Kobe’s real close to my utterly subjective Tier Two, though, and will probably be there by the time he hangs them up. One more great season, in fact.

            • Ivan

              Shaq had the greater peak, Kobe beats Shaq in longevity. I think its relatively close but I personally would Rank Kobe over Shaq.

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

                I discount Kobe a bit for the beginning of his career where he wasn’t truly dominant. It’s likely because he had to defer to Shaq, who was dominant from Day One, but it’s still what happened.

                It took him a while to be better than Eddie Jones. (Which is understandable, as he was a teenager at the time.)

                • Ivan

                  Yeah I agree. Remember when Kobe was playing with Shaq winning 3 in a row, he was barely in his 20′s not even close in his prime, yet was a top 10 player.

                  Nevertheless, Shaq was the modern day Chamberlain. I still never saw a guy be that dominate and stoppable in my life.

        • Gonzo

          You messed up.

          TIER ONE:
          Jordan, Jim Rice

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

            I sit corrected.

            • Pat D

              Saw someone’s comment on a Sporcle quiz today about how Fenway IMPEDED Jim Rice and cost him maybe 80-150 home runs in his career.

              I felt obligated to point out his home/road splits. Hopefully that guy will come back and see my comment.

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

                Saw someone’s comment on a Sporcle quiz today about how Fenway IMPEDED Jim Rice and cost him maybe 80-150 home runs in his career.

                I– I mean, you—

                uh…

                I give up.

              • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                That man is batshit insane. You COULD however make that argument for Joe DiMaggio.

                • Pat D

                  Yes, and maybe Dave Winfield, too.

                  Of course, my opinion is that if Winfield didn’t miss all of 1989 and didn’t have two strike shortened years, that would have been enough to get him 500 home runs.

                • A-Rod’s Wingman

                  DiMaggio batted like .340/.410/.630 on the road.

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

          Remember, Jordan wasn’t Jordan until he was 27 or 28. Then he was, and always will be, THE MICHAEL JORDAN. But before that he was just, Michael Jordan. Lebron is at the age where I think he is a year or two away from transitioning into that tier. Maybe, maybe not, it’s not easy.

          DISCLAIMER: I’m 15.

          • Gonzo

            Be careful young man. You are treading on one of our old men truths!

        • Ivan

          I think its critical for Nowitski to win a ring if he’s going to be ranked that high. Same with Garnett until 08 remember.

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

            Nowitzki and Garnett were both probably on par with Barkley without a ring. Getting the ring doesn’t change much in those instances.

        • Ivan

          I think its Critical for Dirk to win a ring, if he’s going to be ranked that high, especially in that top 20-25 range. Same with Garnett until he got his ring in 08.

          • Ivan

            Ignore that

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        It’s because people want someone who can fill Michael Jordan’s shoes and because of the fascination of comparing players from different eras. The player who has come the closest to MJ is Kobe Bryant. But his legacy will always be smeared by the rape trial (I’m a huge Kobe fan by the way.) There is never going to be another Michael Jordan though. Just like there will never be another Babe Ruth, or Wayne Gretzky, or Pele.

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

          I hate to be the nerd, but isn’t it just statistical likelihood that there will be another Ruth/Gretzky/Pele? Not soon necessarily, but eventually there just has to be another.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            Bryce Harper is the next Babe Ruth

            • Rainbow Connection

              So Bryce doesn’t have to compete against blacks?

          • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

            Babe Ruth is unparalleled because not only was he the greatest hitter of all time, he wasn’t a bad pitcher either. In 1,221 and a third innings pitched he went 94-48 with a 2.28 ERA. And I don’t know much about hockey, but I believe Wayne Gretzky has more than twice as many career goals as the next closest closest player.

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

              They are outliers. But outliers are not impossible.

              All I know is I want to see the next Ruth. I know it might not ever happen, but I can’t imagine what kind of privilege it was to watch him.

              • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                If there ever is another player of Ruth’s caliber, which I highly doubt, it won’t be in our lifetimes. The guy was such a well rounded ballplayer (no pun intended). He did everything. Forget 5-tool players, The Babe was like a 10-tool player. Hit for average, hit for power (understatement), good glove, good arm, had speed and was a good baserunner (before his obesity set in.) If there ever is another player like the Babe, I sure as hell hope he’ll be be on our side.

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

                  good glove, good arm,

                  Meh.

                  • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                    anecdotal eyewitness garbage

  • A-Rod’s Used Syringe

    I am so sick of being embarrassed at home by the red sux! Now joba’s gone for the rest of the season and the one game we finally have a chance at winning is delayed by rain and possibly even rained out altogether?!? Can this fucking day get any worse?

  • CP

    If Joba has a torn ligament (and probably has for some time) and can still pitch effectively, then what’s the need for TJ surgery?

    • Gonzo

      Waino rode it till the wheels fell off.

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

      He can’t pitch effectively with it forever; i.e, he’s running on fumes. He’ll either start sucking or blow up something else. Might as well fix it now.

      • CP

        Will he? If the ligament is 100% torn, then it can’t get worse, right?

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

          I don’t think it’s 100% torn, though. If it is, though, then yes, he still would.

          • Gonzo

            Like I said above. Waino pitched for years with a partially torn ulnar ligament. They knew about it and just rode it till it snapped this spring training.

            There are probably some pitchers pitching right now with partially torn ulnars.

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    Volstad no hitter through 5.

    I know it’s early but no Yanks makes me bored.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      I nominate you for The Best Handle Award.

  • Brian

    F*ck Boston

  • Guns of the Navarone

    I don’t even want this game to happen. Not that I’m not confident in CC… but bring the Sox back into town when they hopefully have some more injuries and/or aren’t playing as well.

    It’s a two hour rain delay. Call it.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Vinny just tweeted this from the Stadium. Might not be a good sign. http://twitter.com/#!/baldvinn.....7741778944

    Forecast as of late isn’t encouraging either. http://www.weather.com/weather/hourbyhour/36410:20

    • A-Rod’s Wingman
      • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

        They don’t really do weather updates. Just telling us the opening of the gates, if the games start on time and rescheduled time of first pitch.

  • V

    So, finally joined this web-site thing recently, some of you might have heard of it. It’s called ‘twitter’?

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

      I’m joining now that I know I can get congressional porn.

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

        Pick the handle “@sweetiecakes19″ and pick a sexy avatar.

        • Pat D

          In all seriousness, what are the actual benefits of being on Twitter?

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

            Not much anymore. My account lies dormant. Twitter and Facebook have already declined in utility.

            Unless you’re 15, of course, in which case they’re both the two most important institutions in recorded human history.

            • Pat D

              Yea, I reject Facebook in all its forms.

              But I did think The Social Network was excellent. Any movie that uses The Beatles’ “Baby You’re a Rich Man” over the end credits is pretty cool.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Twitter = the area between the twat & the shitter

      • Jimmy McNulty

        The taint of the internet, if you will.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    Two things:

    When the fuck is the game starting?

    Also since were not doing anything, now’s as good a time as any to discuss the future of the team. Right now I don’t think they stand much of a chance. Freddy Garcia, congrats…did a yeoman’s work. He provided two months of good pitching. If when he was first signed you were told that he’d provide ten starts and overall above average pitching you’d be ecstatic. I was waiting for the other shoe to drop on him for quite sometime, The team desperately needs another starter, and not a back end type…at the very least a “two starter” type.

    I’m tempted to pack it in since the team’s getting nothing from shortstop and DH, the bullpen is basically Mo, Robertson, and crap, the rotation is CC/Colon and crap. So, you can see why some people are down on the team. I think they should definitely acquire Beltran and K-Rod, add another good reliever to the pen and have Beltran DH and play 60 or so games in the OF as a platoon or a day off for the regulars. Since the Mets basically had to let Ray Finkle put his entire fist inside of them in the sale I’m pretty sure they’d be down to cut 20ish million for David Phelps and Brandon Laird or something. I realize it’s not a starter, but you win games by outscoring your opponents. To do this, you can either limit the runs they score or just simply score more runs. It sounds like they’ll have to do the later.

    Crazy trade proposal: Montero/Banuelos for Clayton Kershaw. Your thoughts?

    • V

      “I’m tempted to pack it in”

      Please do.

    • Pat D

      I think I might do that trade.

      • JerryNYG

        What Would Jesus Do?

        ….

        I meant HAY-ZEUS …. Jesus Montero.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Pretty should I would. Question for me is would the Dodgers do it.

        • Pat D

          Doubt it.

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

      I think I liked you better as Jimmy McNulty.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        Finding out Joba needs TJ surgery on top of two awful losses to Boston put me in a bad mood. :(

        But srsly, I want Beltran and K-Rod.

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

          You and me both, friend.

  • Joel

    I’d do that trade in a NY minute. The Dodgers, however…

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

      Yeah, that. LA would need MUCH more than even two top-ten bluechippers (neither of which is even a guaranteed bonafide major leaguer yet) to give up Kershaw.

      Dude is only 23.

      23.

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I keep forgetting he’s only 23 and has three years left after this one. That being said, I wouldn’t consider getting Jesus Montero and Manny Banuelos giving up on Clayton Kershaw. Assuming Hughes was healthy would it be giving up on him to trade him and prospects for Hanley Ramirez?

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

          Montero and Banuelos: Not Hanley Ramirez
          Hughes: Not Kershaw

          Horrible analogy.

          • Jimmy McNulty

            Wasn’t trying to compare Hughes to Kershaw or Montero/Manny to Hanley. Just that I don’t think it’s giving up on a vet if you trade him for two top ten prospects, nor do I think it’s giving up on a young player with lots of potential and upside for a good major league player in his prime. BTW, Hanley still has a 70 OPS+? WTF????

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

              Banuelos’s ceiling is Kershaw, though, but that’s not his floor. Far from it. You’re taking on a ton of risk in trading one legit 23-year old super-ace for one really good potential ace and one really good potential elite bat. Neither of whom have ever had a day in the bigs yet.

              Kershaw’s already great, and he’s super young. The upside of Banuelos and Montero (which is huge, btw) isn’t worth the risk that neither of them become Kershaw-great (which is very real as well) or that both of them together don’t equal Kershaw’s singular greatness (also a real possibility).

              You don’t trade Kershaw for Banuelos and Montero. You trade Kershaw for Cano, Banuelos, Brackman, and Bryan Mitchell.

              • Jimmy McNulty

                I have a feeling they’ll be dealing him soon, probably not this season, but within the next year to year and a half. Maybe if Cuban buys the team he can bring them back from the dead. Who knows, I thought the package was a little light, but know that Montero’s only getting dealt for a top ace type pitcher. Kershaw’s the only one that I see getting dealt in the next year or two, maybe Felix, but that’s it.

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

                  Sure, I’m not saying they won’t trade Kershaw, just saying they’re not trading a 23 year old lefty ace without getting back at least one surefire ML stud talent in return.

                  All prospects (even top-ten ones) won’t cut it.

                  • Jimmy McNulty

                    Does Jorge Posada count?

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

                      Well played, Mauer.

  • A-Rod’s Wingman

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/.....73705.html

    Sometimes, I think about packing it in on humanity.

    • Pat D

      As someone who goes back and forth on that very issue, let me just warn you that it’s more depressing to give up on people.

      • A-Rod’s Wingman

        A seven year old already has a gift certificate for fake tits.

        WHAT THE FUCKING FUCK

        • Pat D

          Well, don’t blame the 7-year old.

          BLAME SOCIETY!!

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            i’m not surprised at all by this…in fact, nothing surprises me anymore. the world simply has too many people in and anything is possible

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      You know what’s sad? That article has almost 3,000 likes on Facebook.

    • first time lawng time

      That is so sad an pathetic. That little girl is going o grow up spoiled and uncomfortable with her own appearance.

      Geez. When I was 7, I played with Barbues; I didn’t try to look like one!

      And all those expensive gifts she got? Way too over the top IMO.

      Seriously, that’s bad parenting. You shouldn’t spend thy much on a kids birthdy gifts.
      She’s turning seven? Get her some dolls, make her a cake, and give her a nice little party with her friends. Not plastic surgery and a swarvoski crystal watch. Bad mother.

      I may be young, but times sure have changed since I was little.

  • Cy Pettitte

    ugh just call it, don’t start this game at like 10pm or later, I’ll be up watching until 2am

    • Pat D

      For reals. I need to go get my car inspected in the morning.

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

        Pat D: What’s wrong with my car?
        Pat D’s mechanic: Sir, this is a toaster.

        • Pat D

          Even sleep deprived, I’m not that stupid.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Oh, TSJC…as a non-South Park watcher the website: Southparkstudios.com has all the episodes on there for free. The new season has a waiting period for the new season episodes that aren’t current. It’s ran by the creators so it’s all on the up and up, I think like two or three minutes of commercials per episode.

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

      Oh, I’ve watched and enjoyed the show, just don’t watch it religiously. Thanks for the heads-up.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        Thank you Jesus!

  • Ivan

    Dirk is really entering my list of greatest shooters I’ve ever saw in my lifetime.

    Speaking of which, the best shooters I have ever saw since watching the NBA:
    (In no order)
    Reggie Miller
    Steve Kerr
    Jeff Hornacek
    Ray Allen
    Dirk NoWitski

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

      Allen might be #1. Dude is money.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        speaking of Allens….you see Iverson wants to make a comeback? He jus dont wanna practice…

        • Jimmy McNulty

          I know Kyle Korver and his family, he says that Iverson used to live paycheck to paycheck.

          Totally serious.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            watch u talkin’ bout? allen strikes me as the type of guy who’s good with his finances!

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

          I’ll take him on the Knicks as part of our guard rotation. Backup PG, points off the bench. Brilliant.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Or come off tha bench.

      • Ivan

        I have no problem with that. Allen was the most clutch guy on those Celtic teams.

        I might rank Reggie #1 though. He was also deadly in big spots. Plus, there was a point since watching basketball where Miller never miss an open 3 in my lifetime until he got old lol.

    • CMP

      You forgot Larry Bird and Steve Nash, who statistically speaking might be the best of them all

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

          Everyone forgets about Dana Barros. He was bad-ass.

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

        Indeed, they’re both deadly.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        Bird was the only decent thing to come out of Boston…oh..and Boston Baked Beans..

        Great shooter, but i think there were better pure shooters out there..bird was the shit though..

        • CMP

          There weren’t more than a handful of better shooters than Bird especially in the clutch.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            Bird did so much on the court…such a complete player. the NBA then was watchable…not so much now.

            • CMP

              Those Laker-Celtics series of the 80s were amazing. 2 totally different but evenly matched teams playing at an unbelievably high level each with multiple HOFers.

              • Foghorn Leghorn

                Agree….The game was just much different then…more of a team game, less individual player focused…Jordan took what Bird and Magic did and transformed the game to what it is now.

                I enjoyed watching Jordan and I always liked Shaq but I haven’t watched an NBA game in over 10 yrs.

              • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                +1
                The Lakers had Magic, Kareem, and the real Big Game James, James Worthy. While the Celtics countered with Bird, Parish and McHale. Showtime vs. Boston grit. Gotta love it.

                • Foghorn Leghorn

                  No offense youngsters, but the Bird/Magic era was real basketball…not this product you see today.

            • MannyGeee

              this. NBA is truely unwatchable right now

      • Ivan

        I forgot about Nash. Wow bad job by me. I never saw Bird, so I can’t really delve into that.

        • Foghorn Leghorn

          Bird was simply awesome…

  • Meat Loaf

    Tarp’s coming off the field.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      Off with the belt!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Sounds like we might have baseball. http://twitter.com/#!/JoeAurie.....2175544320

  • Cy Pettitte

    10pm start? nooooooooooooooooooooooo

    If I’m staying up for this CC better throw a CGSO

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      hell, i’d be happy if he just got ellsbury out in the first…

      my standards are now lower than whale turds

  • CMP

    Lets go Mavericks.

    I sure hope LBJ plays like a bitch down the stretch again like he has for the first 4 games.

    Better than MJ my ass.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      :)

    • CP

      At age 26, Jordan has scored 0 points in the NBA finals.

      Wait until his career is over (or at least past it’s prime) before drawing conclusions.

      • CMP

        There are some absolute certainties in life like death, taxes and the fact that Lebitch James will NEVER be better then MJ.

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          NEVAH!!!1!1!1!1!!!1!!!11?!!!!!!

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

      STOP PLAYING WITH MY EMOTIONS, CARL!

      • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

        I’m not at the Stadium, so hard to tell whether the tarp would still be on or not.

  • MikeD

    Baseball at 10:00 pm? Are the Yankees back out west again?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Worked okay the last few times.

  • Cy Pettitte

    10:30pm start time fuuuuuuuuuuck that.

  • CMP

    I’d be happy with a rainout tonight so the Yankees can lick their wounds and regroup.

  • Karl Krawfid

    10:30 start time? Not watching this.

  • Hmmm

    Line on CC tn: 6 2/3.. 5 hits 1 ER 6 K. boom

  • Esteban

    To add to the movie suggestions, the Brazilian movies City of God, City of Men, and Elite Squad (Tropas de Elite) are all excellent movies. Elite Squad 2 is supposedly going to be released in the US and I can’t fucking wait to see it.

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

      Sex and the City 2.

      • Esteban

        Was the only movie to top Sex and the City I on my top 100 list. FACT.

  • V

    Are they playing this game JUST to give Jeter the chance at 3000-at-home?

    • Jetrer

      watch him go 0 for 5 now

  • first time lawng time

    Lol is anyone going to stay at the stadium and watch this? What do you even do during a three hour rain delay?

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Bang in the supplies closet and eat garlic fries.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      max out your credit cards on beer and sausage

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      “What do you even do during a three hour rain delay?”

      procrasturbate?

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        too far?

        • CMP

          LOL

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        to the velvet voice of Suzan Waldman?

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          naturally

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat
        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          yes

  • Cuso

    I thought we were done with the West Coast swing?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Google is giving me a screwed up 404 error but can anyone find me a video of the Ortiz douchebag bat flip? I changed the channel due to that shitty game.

  • JimAbbottFan

    To kill some time, I decided to watch Game 4 of the 2009 World Series. I still get goosebumps watching that ninth inning. I had forgotten that Damon almost struck out on a foul tip, but Ruiz couldn’t get the glove low enough. I also forgot that Posada tried to fruitlessly turn a single into a double to end the inning.

    Looking back, Game 4 was definitely pivotal. Had they lost, and series eventually gone to Game 7, it definitely could’ve been Lee vs. CC, which can go either way. Yeah, fallacy of predetermined outcomes and such, but still interesting to think about.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      I remember getting so pissed at Feliz’s game tying homer in that game. But then Johnny worked some magic, practiced some smart base running, the double by A-Rod then the single by Posada and BOOM, 3-1 series lead.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        johnny’s baserunning was an all time great play…i remember screaming at the TV when he took off only to erupt in joyous celebration when he arrived safely at third.

        Genius!

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          That, and the grand slam in game 7 of the 2004 ALCS are probably his career defining moments.

    • Guest

      I remember watching Coke warm up while the Yanks were hitting and thinking that if the game was tied in the bottom of the ninth, we were going to lose. And thinking that if we lost that game, then it was Lee in game five. So we were going to be down 3-2. Not pretty.

      And then…Damon/A-rod game through big time.

  • Cy Pettitte

    holy shit just looked at Trenton’s box score

    Dellin: 6IP 3H 0ER 1BB 8SO

    monster night

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Dellin is ……wait for it…….wait for it…….. dealin’

    • V

      Complete game by Warren in AAA on 105 pitches.

    • Guest

      Please don’t deal Dellin.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Yanks need to treat beckett like a cheap hooker tonight…jump on him quick and pound his ass.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      IETC!! Keep it up!

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        The need to hit that hole, early and often!

  • aRX

    I hope the AL doesn’t still have a curfew…

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Isn’t it ironic that Jeter is in that commercial about being the “best”?

    • Cy Pettitte

      well he is the “best” at hitting into double plays in big spots.

  • Esteban

    Wow, the stadium is still packed. A little surprised, but it is Yankees Red Sox.

  • Mickey Scheister

    So the belt buckle is a “high” pitch?!

    • the tenth inning stretch

      I know, right? That pitch should’ve been a strike, so then istead of striking out, he gets a 2-strike hit. SMH.

      • Mickey Scheister

        At least one more since the first pitch of the game, terrible, just terrible ump!

  • Pat D

    I wonder if O’Neill has ordered breakfast yet.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Curtis couldn’t get that? wtf.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    geesh…ellsbury has started off each game with a hit…he’s on my list

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Tomorrow’s headline: “Pedroia’s leg falls off; Dustin says he’ll play through it, ‘grit it out.’”

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Not even CC can get this little bitch Ellsbury out. Fuck that guy.

    • Esteban

      fuck him long and fuck him hard.

  • Mickey Scheister

    This makes ya miss Martin framing those outside pitches.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      cervelli just moves around too much..too many red bulls

      • Mickey Scheister

        I’d take the non-Molina brother, Molina, over this squirrly tool, he’s annoying.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Cervelli…..just don’t even throw

  • Esteban

    Oh Cervelli, if you can’t get to your feet, maybe don’t throw it?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    STOP FUCKING THROWING IT YOU POS.

  • Pat D

    Why the fuck did he even fucking do that?

  • Guy Montag

    Isn’t Girardi a catcher? Can’t he see how awful Cervelli is?

    • IRF

      It doesn’t take an ex-catcher to see how awful Cervelli is

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        I’d like to get Tim McCarver’s take on the cervellie situation…I know it will be spot on.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    (insert Cervelli hate comment here)

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Cervelli. Sheesh.

  • MannyGeee

    thanks Frankie. he’s the gift that keeps on giving

  • Jetrer

    Glad to see Cervelli is up to his usual suckitude

  • Mickey Scheister

    JESUS FUCKING CHRIST! Fuck you Cervelli…PLEASE DEMOTE HIS ass!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Come on Cervelli why don’t you fistpump? I’m sure you planned that out.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC K’s AGon and Youk. Lovin it.

  • aRX

    Finally we get out of the 1st. As for Cervelli…get well soon, Russel.

  • Fritz

    I would rather have Posada catching then idiot Cervelli! Bring up Montero and send Cerveli to catch Igawa!!!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    alrighty…let’s get these bats going quick. Beckett is a prick.

  • Pat D

    If I was in an elevator with Hitler, Bin Laden and Cervelli, and I had a gun with two bullets, I’d shoot Cervelli twice!

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Well the other 2 are already dead…

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Well yeah, Hitler and Bin Laden are dead.

      Had to.

      • Pat D

        Yep, I was hoping someone would point that out.

  • IRF

    Cervelli throws a nasty 2 seamer

    New 8th inning guy?

    • MannyGeee

      lol bridge to MO

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Got 20 bucks Teix gets hit.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      $5 says the Schmales kid picks his nose…

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow FUCKING BULLSHIT

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Just kidding.

  • jay h

    what a shock

  • aRX

    Deep breath…trying to control murderous thoughts….

  • Guy Montag

    CC needs to drill Ortiz next inning. Enough of this shit!

  • Pat D

    OK, if CC doesn’t plunk Ortiz first fucking pitch, I might destroy my laptop.

    • Jetrer

      wait till later. It would be too obvious next inning. Dumbass umpires might eject him.

  • Esteban

    Is it possible for CC to throw a “wild” pitch into the Sox dugout and hit Beckett?

    • Cy Pettitte

      throw one to Boston and hit Pedroia

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Great. Now CC probably gets in trouble if he hits somebody. Doucheface.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    If Josh Beckett gets hit by a lightning bolt I would probably not care.

    • Esteban

      I would weep tears of joy.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Passes out bayonets

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    We honestly don’t have an excuse not to hit a Red Sock now.

  • Slappy White

    NOW CC better drill that fat ass

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    unfuckingbelievable…

  • FIPster Doofus

    There will be blood.

  • Guest

    Have both sides been warned?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      There was no warning.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    FUCK YOU JOSH BECKETT.

  • MannyGeee

    SEE YA

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Granderslump: Over.

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

    THAT’S how you retaliate.

  • Meat Loaf

    Fuck you Beckett.

  • Pat D

    I still say plunk Ortiz’s fat ass, HR or not.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Curtis for president.

  • Guy Montag

    She’s gone! We finally get on the board first! Now drill Ortiz in the back!

  • Jetrer

    Yeah … Fuck you Beckett

  • Esteban

    SLUMP THIS says Granderson. Best retaliation right there motherfucker.

  • IRF

    Fuck you Beckett

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Curtis should’ve flipped his bat.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    I love Grandy, in a very sexual way

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    fuck you josh beckett!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I really missed #toomanyhomers!

  • aRX

    OMG, a lead!!!!!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    that’s better than hitting anyone…

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

    ilu curtis

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Living well is the best revenge.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Take that, take that, take that…Curtis is GRANDER…son!

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Absolutely. You still plunk Ortiz right in his fucking belly next inning.

    • Cy Pettitte

      5 points for belly
      20 for general head area
      50 for face shot
      1000 for nut shot

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is it wrong of me that I want Josh Beckett to get hit by a liner?

    • Kostas

      No, right off the knee cap would be perfect.

    • Pat D

      Absolutely not.

      I’d say I hope he takes a Bryce Florie-like shot, but then he might look better as a result.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      It’d be wrong if you didn’t.

    • Steve

      Yup. It’s a baseball game. Anybody that wants a headshot or seriously wishes for an injury is wrong. Simple

      • Jimmy McNulty

        If wanting Beckett to get lined in the teeth is wrong, then I don’t want to be right.

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

        Well, he never said he wanted him to get hurt.

        • Steve

          True. More of a blanket statement. He simply asked if it was wrong. Directed toward the people who want A-Gon hit in the head or for lester to get cancer again. That kind of thing

          • JobaWockeeZ

            AGon does nothing but rake. He plays the game and nothing else. I respect him. Lester the same thing but he hit Teix so fuck him. Do I wish cancer? No.

            But I do want Josh beckett hit by a liner.

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      No. Just hit a liner in the dugout that hits Ortiz in the balls.

    • Esteban

      I hate him more than anyone else in baseball. Even more than Papelbon.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yeah it’s not even close. The guy acts like he’s fucking Pedro Martinez or something. Josh Beckett isn’t good enough to lick f Pedro Martinez’s butler’s wife’s shit.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Boston pitchers have hit Yankee batters 8 times now this season. Yankee pitchers have hit Boston batters 4 times this season.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Fuck.

  • Mister Delaware

    Beckett getting rocked.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Ooooo this could turn into a fun night.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Purpose or not…Red Sox 3, Yankees 0. This series. I hope CC’s last pitch of the game is a 9th inning wrist shot on Gonzales or Papi.

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

    Juuuuust missed Alex. Good swing.

  • MannyGeee

    wow. thought A Rod had that one.

  • Cuso

    Moyer on BB2N actually said it looked like Beckett actually threw at Jeter.

    Berthiaume immediately goes aghast “No way! WHY would he do that? It obviously got away from him.”

    • FIPster Doofus

      I loathe Berthiaume.

      • Esteban

        He’s just awful. He tries to be too funny with his gimmicky catchphrases.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      THEEEE NAAAATION!!

      -Steve Berthiaume

      • Jimmy McNulty

        I wish CC would just bean Steve Berthiaume instead.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      i didn’t even see it and I know he did. Beckett is a punk bitch.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Well it doesn’t make sense for Beckett to give the leadoff hitter (with the .261 average) a free pass…but I’d think if you’re Berthiaume, you probably don’t know better than the former pitcher.

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        it doesn’t make sense from a baseball sense but it makes sense b/c Beckett is an asshole

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Fuck Beckett’s stupid ass soul patch…

  • Kostas

    I want Papi drilled and I want Youklis drilled. I want to see both of them on the ground in pain like Buster Posey…This is becoming fucking horseshit that the Yankees take this hippie peace and love approach. Drill them and drill them NOW!

    • Esteban

      Sarah Palin agrees. Drill baby Drill.

    • Jose the Satirist

      He sends one of yours to the hospital, you send one of his to the morgue.

      • MannyGeee

        leave the gun… take the canoli.

        - Joe Girardi

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Let’s swing a trade for Cousins.

      • MannyGeee

        who? A-Rods cousin? I say DO IT

    • Cy Pettitte

      Wish La Russa replaced Joe, Ortiz would have been hit 6 times by now.

      • Kostas

        You can book that! I may be irrational but Jeter and ARod have been hit 20 times by the Sox. And under Torre all the Yankees did was offer an olive branch and Chianti…

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Oh shit, in related news…Anthony Rizzo made his major league debut today.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      and he k’d..

  • Cuso

    CC is gonna plunk Ortiz to lead off the 2nd. And it wouldn’t have happened if they didn’t plunk Jeter.

    Book it.

    • TheLastClown

      CC will plunk w/ 2 outs, and not before.

      • Cuso

        Depends. If it’s the 8th inning and they’re up by 4+, he will bean him and make him remember it until August.

      • Cuso

        And Ortiz gets plunked with less than 2 outs. There you go.

    • Cuso

      i’m glad i was wrong. nicely done CC

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

    I’m not watching the game… can I get filled on why Beckett’s a prick now(besides the obvious)?

    • the tenth inning stretch

      He hit Jeter with a pitch near the head (I think it got his shoulder or upper arm).

    • Esteban

      He only knows how to be a prick. Anything he does is by definition, douchey. And he hit Jeter.

    • TheLastClown

      Just imagine that you were watching the game. All will become clear.

    • Jimmy McNulty

      Beaned Jeter.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      I totally believe it was intentional too. That’s just like Josh Beckett. He knows what’s being said. That’s his way of saying “fuck you.” First batter of the ballgame. It’s always a ‘who’s nuts are bigger’ contest with him.

      And he may not want to get into that contest with big CC.

  • Pat D

    Please drill him.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Nah. Don’t waste time with Ortiz. He can absorb the blow.

      • Pat D

        I meant in the head.

        Maybe then he’d remember where he got his ‘roids from.

        • Jose the Satirist

          Yankees are better than that. They won’t throw at the head.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            a lot to be said for that…the Sox clearly deserve it, but I would love to see a rout tongith with not HBPs…beat them on the field and don’t stoop to their sad level.

          • Pat D

            I wish Billy was here.

        • MannyGeee

          rice n beans buddy. he did it on rice n beans

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Is there a rule that David Ortiz cannot get hit by a Yankee pitcher?

    • Mister Delaware

      Once. Over 750 PAs against NY in the regular and postseason and he’s been hit once. Jeff Nelson. Jeff Nelson was a hard ass.

  • bonestock94

    Just got home. Jeter got hit!??!?!?!?

    Anything else of note?

    • bonestock94

      and how did they score??

      • Jose the Satirist

        Jeter got hit. HR by Grandy.

    • TheLastClown

      Granderson told us nineteen.

    • Esteban

      Curtis hit one into the GranderStands.

    • bonestock94

      Thanks everyone

  • IRF

    CC is so smart. Completely in Ortiz’s head right there

  • Cy Pettitte

    Fuck you Ortiz, you sit your fat ass down

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I’ll take that over a HBP

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Let’s not hit him right away. Make him sweat for a whole game and keep bailing on inside breaking balls. That was too funny.

    • Cy Pettitte

      that was the perfect first pitch, just hilarious

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    Jed Lowrie…he’s on my list also. fucking nerd

    • Erica

      Who else is on the list??

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        pretty much all of them…

        • TheLastClown

          I haven’t been able to bring myself to hate Adrian. Yet.

          • Erica

            Exactly. Key word: “YET.” Let’s find a reason in this game. I want to hate all of the Sawx.

          • Foghorn Leghorn

            I hate him b/c the trade package was 100% grade A baloney

      • Jimmy McNulty
      • Cuso

        Marty Barrett

  • the tenth inning stretch

    I kinda wish Pedroia was playing, CC could hit him right in his sore knee.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    I honestly can not believe how brash Papi is acting. After being named as a roider and having two very subpar starts the last two seasons you’d think he’d have a clue. They need to check his piss.

    • TheLastClown

      I’m pretty sure they do. Along with all the other MLB players.

      • Rainbow Connection

        According to the commenters at RAB, they don’t check Papi or Bautista.

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

          I like how you say this as if you aren’t a commenter at RAB.

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          Wrong

      • MikeD

        Every player is checked, although it is generally acknowledged that with just a little proper care, a roidster can pass the tests and not get caught. Players who get caught are minor leaguers who may not have access to the proper expertise, or Major Leaguers who get careless, such as Manny Ramirez.

        This is not to say that I believe Bautista or Ortiz are roiding, but I also don’t buy in the other excuse that since players are being tested and not failiing, therefore they are clean.

        I think PEDs are down from the peak a few years back, but they are still part of the game, and will remains so forever moving forward. The idea of an end date for the “steroid era” is nonsense.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Rex Brothers got his first K tonight? Shit I remember when I wanted the Yankees to draft him.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Who brought a whistle to Yankee Stadium?

  • IRF

    Over/Under 130 pitches for CC tonight?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Please score 20 runs here so CC can do his thing.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    If I had twins I’d name one “In Play, Run(s)” and the other “In Play, Out(s)”

    • FIPster Doofus

      hahaha

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

      I’d name one “Foghorn” and the other “Leghorn”

      • Foghorn Leghorn

        What’s the big… I say, what’s the big idea chasin’ my worm? You’re a cat, son. Cat’s don’t eat worms. You’re takin’ the food right outta my mouth! I don’t go around chasin’ mice!

  • Pat D

    I can’t believe MetroPCS is getting away with these ads.

    Of course, they need to step up and take T-Mobile’s place next year.
    /AT&T’d

  • Pat D

    None of those poll choices make sense except for Munson/Fisk. I mean, Joe D liked to disparage Teddy Ballgame, but I never sensed there was hate like there was between Munson and Fisk.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    River Papelbon as a rivalry is like the US being a rival of the Costa Rica.

    • Rainbow Connection

      Paps has 2 WS rings, right?

      • Esteban

        Go on

        • Jose the Satirist

          He has more than Rivera during the time they were both active. Papelbon > Rivera (Known douchebag)

          • Esteban

            Oh, obvi!

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Yes and?

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        Pap smear only has one ring

      • Pat D

        No. He has 1.

        Which he proudly flaunted to rabid Yankee fans in the ASG parade in 2008. And then whined that he and his wife were mistreated by Yankees fans.

        Ya know, after he clearly provoked them.

    • Jose the Satirist

      You shut your whore mouth about Costa Rica. It is a nice little country.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        I apologize to anyone form Costa Rica that had to be insulted like that. Being compared to Papelbon must make you want to kill yourself.

        • Jose the Satirist

          I’m not Costa Rican but I assume seppuku has already taken place after that comparison.

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Yeah I feel guilty.

  • Kostas

    Joelsherman1 Joel Sherman
    Since joining #Redsox in ’03, Ortiz has never been hit by #Yankees P. In same time span, Jeter has been 18 times by #Redsox

    Just to emphasize what a major douche bag Beckett and the Sox are.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      A lot of those times had to be from Pedro.

    • Pat D

      Also, frankly, how pussified the Yankees have been.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      wakefield is also up there b/c of the knuckler…but zero? c’mon that’s nuts

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      Manny was the bigger star (and target) for much of that time.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    But if you want a good rivalry Graig Nettles vs any Red Sox player is a good one. Nettles is a straight up BAMF.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Wow, rain check…awesome. Also, didn’t know Posada’s OBP was over .300 already.

    • MikeD

      Since May 1, Posada has approximately a .260 BA and a .375 OBP (give or take one or two points.) The OBP is impressive. Unfortunately, his SLG is also about .370. He’s better than he was earlier this year, but still not classic Jorge, but he’s also not an automatic out at the plate.

  • Esteban

    That’s awesome. Yankees giving free tickets to everyone with tickets to tonight’s game.

  • Jimmy McNulty

    Question: what was the longest AB hitting streak?

    • MikeD

      What does that mean?

      • Jimmy McNulty

        Most consecutive ABs with a hit.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      12 by Ichiro

      • Jose the Satirist

        Also Walt Dropo.

  • MikeD

    Rivera-Pabelbon rivalry?

    This is not a rivalry, just like fire doesn’t have a rivalry with kindling,lawnmowers don’t have a rivalry with grass…

    I’ve vote Munson-Fisk, but it’s possible the DiMaggio-Williams one was bigger, but way to far in the past for me to know.

    • Esteban

      Pat Kelly- Luis Rivera.

    • Diamond Dan

      I don’t think closers can really have a true personal rivalry because they hardly ever face each other and the rarely even appear in the same game.

      In all fairness to Papelbon — and it’s always tough to live up to the standards set by the best closer of all-time, he DID come into this season with a better ERA+ over the course of his relatively short career than Rivera has, and Rivera is the all-time leader in that category, with Papelbon not having enough innings to qualify.

      • MikeD

        I’m not sure why the need to say “in fairness” to Papelbon, since he wasn’t attacked in any way. It’s just silly to compare him on the level of Rivera, since Rivera’s greatness is based on continued greatness over a long period of time. Papelbon has five seasons as a closer entering 2011.

        Also, he’s posted an ERA+ of 112 last year, and is at 93 this year, and his career ERA+ is ten points lower than Rivera’s, who is now in his 17th season. There is no comparison.

        Yet I’ll leave it up to you to explain what you were shooting for with your note.

        • Diamond Dan

          I just thought there was an implication that there was no way to compare Rivera and Papelbon, and while it’s obvious that what Rivera has done over his career is far more impressive, if we look at a statistical comparison of the first 6 seasons of Papelbon’s career vs. Rivera’s entire career we see that they are in fact quite comparable. This doesn’t mean that Papelbon’s career will ever come close to Rivera’s, just that he had a good start (and now appears to be fading quickly). Even though there seems to be a hot new closer in baseball every season, very few had 5 seasons to start a career as good as Papelbon’s.

        • Diamond Dan

          I should clarify that when I say “Rivera’s entire career”, I’m only talking about averages, and not counting stats. Obviously Rivera is going to dominate counting stats over Papelbon or just about any other closer in history.

  • V

    Bullshit call.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Don’t complain Gardner. Seriously just stop.

  • Pat D

    Damn, Beckett’s foot was just there.

  • Kostas

    What the hell has happened to Gardner? Didn’t everyone refer to him as Gritty? Two fat asses have out ran him to first base; he failed to score on a wild pitch; and we already know he is afraid to steal bases. Perhaps he thinks he is playing for the Georgia Peaches.

    • Esteban

      Don’t you mean Rockford Peaches?

      • Pat D

        What were the other teams in that movie?

        • Esteban

          Racine Belles, Kenosha Comets, and South Bend Blue Sox

          according to Wikipedia.

          • Pat D

            Now is that according to the actual league or the movie?

            • Esteban

              Movie, here are the real teams from the AAGPBL:
              Teams

              Kenosha Comets (1943–1951)
              Racine Belles (1943–1950)
              Rockford Peaches (1943–1954)
              South Bend Blue Sox (1943–1954)
              Milwaukee Chicks (1944)
              Minneapolis Millerettes (1944)
              Fort Wayne Daisies (1945–1954)
              Grand Rapids Chicks (1945–1954)
              Muskegon Lassies (1946–1949)
              Kalamazoo Lassies (1950–1954)
              Peoria Redwings (1946–1951)
              Chicago Colleens (1948)
              Springfield Sallies (1948)
              Battle Creek Belles (1951–1952)
              Muskegon Belles (1953)

              • Pat D

                Interesting.

                • Esteban

                  Some of those team names are hilarious. The Lassies, the Sallies, and the Colleens are my favorites.

      • Mister Delaware

        Georgia Peaches. You might have noted the recent tension between he and Granderson.

      • Kostas

        Damn.. Your correct. Thank you for catching the error

  • V

    Wow, I just started following PeteAbe on twitter this evening. D00d has become a total douchebag.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      In other news grass is green, dogs are animals and Josh Beckett is a prick.

    • Guns of the Navarone

      I always thought he was even when he was with LoHud, personally.

    • Kostas

      Yep. Complete trash talk about the Yankees unless he includes his friends at LoHud.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow no more complaining about Robbie’s D

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Wow, amazing play by Cano

  • Diamond Dan

    Before that Gardner groundout they were just discussing the Red Sox outfielders and how they went from poor outfielders like Canseco in the 1990′s to better outfielders like Damon. Canseco only played 14 games in the outfield in his Red Sox career, and Damon had a -4.3 defensive WAR in his 4 seasons with the Sox.

  • V

    How often do batters get a strike called for bunting at a pitch?

  • Erica

    I swear, every time the home plate ump grunts for a strike, he sounds like the T-Rex from “Jurassic Park” roaring, and it’s throwing me off.

    • Pat D

      Just imagine the spinosaurus from JP3 killing the TRex.

      • Erica

        Can we imagine the JP3 Spinosaurus eating Big Papi instead? I’m still traumatized from the T-Rex’s death.

        • Pat D

          Go for it.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Only if you want to to see the Spinosaurus choke to death by the big sloppy man.

  • V

    That was a total bullshit at bat by the umpires.

  • Cy Pettitte

    anyone see that guy fist pumping behind Teix on the GIDP? lmao.

    • Stratman9652

      Cervelli?

      • Cy Pettitte

        lol no, some guy in the legends suite area, but it was Cervelli-esque

  • Cy Pettitte

    lol Cervelli, just no.

  • V

    Cervelli… fucking dumbass.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Cervelli with the leadoff bunt? WHY?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Shake my head.

  • Stratman9652

    So much fail for one player.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    What is this, the bunt convention?

  • Cy Pettitte

    TOO MANY BUNTS

  • Kevin G.

    Alright, can you gys help me out with a fantasy trade?

    I get Corey Patterson (or Gardner if I want him) and Jason Marquis

    I give up Anibal Sanchez.

    I have strong pitching but I have a weak outfield (all I have is Rasmus, Beltran, and Joyce for 5 slots).

    Should I do it?

    • V

      How deep’s the league? Marquis is worthless in all but the deepest of leagues, and Patterson really isn’t that good. I’d prefer Gardner if I thought he’d eventually get his head out of his ass and flash that 50 SB speed again.

      • Kevin G.

        14 teams

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Anibal Sanchez is a lot to give up for either of those guys. I’d look for a better deal.

      • V

        Yeah, shop him around for something better.

  • V

    What is with these bunts and showing bunts???!

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Cervelli is the most worthless piece of shit. Thanks for the 1 pitch pop-up bunt, now get the fuck off this team

  • Crime Dog

    I went to the game today. They made no announcement at the stadium about the delay between 8-9:15. I have to wake up at 6 AM tomorrow, so I decided to leave the game. They were free tickets from a buddy, but still a shame I had to waste good seats like that. I’m surprised they didn’t provide one update for over an hour. That’s how it goes I guess.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Well you got free tickets.

      • Crime Dog

        Yeah I mean I’m not complaining, I feel bad for the people who did the same thing as me but actually paid for their seats.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Can they call that a hit?

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Castillo’d

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

    Please call that a hit.

  • Mister Delaware

    I swear, Mike Cameron gets the shittiest calls against him of any player I’ve ever watched.

    • Pat D

      Well, he’s a black man trying to play in Boston, so what should he expect?

      /Pumpsie’d

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Thanks blue, we’ll take that.

  • Ray the Anti-Handle

    Hahaha, hilarious. Get them robot umps ready.

  • Erica

    E9.

  • BigTimeBartolo

    Lolz. I’ll take the cheapie

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Hopefully this is the inning where Beckett gets super-pissed and starts walking guys and giving up XBHs. He is prone to innings like that when his emotions take over.

  • V

    Double steal time.

  • Esteban

    Robot umps please. That call was one of the worst I’ve ever seen.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    drive the ball here, tex!

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    drive the ball here, Arod!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    HE’S STILL AT IT!

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Beckett’s losing it.

  • Cy Pettitte

    douche.

    • Cy Pettitte

      actually, he’s a turbo-douche.

      • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

        super-ultra-mega-douche

  • Pat D

    THIS IS GETTING MOTHER FUCKING RIDICULOUS!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I fucking hate Josh Beckett.

  • Mister Delaware

    I don’t believe any of these were intentional. I don’t believe I care at this point.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    you have got to be kidding me…

  • Guy Montag

    How long are the Yankees going to sit here and do nothing while the Sox try to injure our guys?

    • MikeD

      I’m guessing about another seven minutes from the time of your post. : -)

  • Mickey Scheister

    WTF? I thought they warned already?!?

  • the tenth inning stretch

    On a lighter note, that hit A-Rod, the catcher, AND the ump.

    • Pat D

      He was a Pinball Wizard.

  • Pat D

    Thanks, Robbie.

    CC has to plunk someone now.

  • V

    4 to 0. This isn’t about macho-man bullshit, this is about protecting your players.

    Sometimes I wish we had TLR as our manager. He would make sure an opposing team felt it.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Show some patience Robbie, will ya!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I missed it. Where did ARod get hit?

    • Jose the Satirist

      Belt buckle.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        Clearly intentional? Like first pitch hit?

        • Jose the Satirist

          Not clearly intentional. It is suspicious considering Arod hit a deep drive earlier and Cano has been slumping.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Right on the front hip.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    My dislike for Cano is growing. He’s reverted back to some bad habits and what really grinds my gears is that he doesn’t seem to recognize that he needs to make adjustments.

  • Stratman9652

    I’m not sure whats worse, your crappiest player popping up a first pitch bunt or your 2010 MVP candidate popping up the first pitch with the bases loaded.

  • Guy Montag

    And we’ve got the guy on the ropes, he’s hit one man and walked another so Cano trots up there and swings at the first pitch? When is Girardi going to bench him to teach him a lesson?

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Yeah let’s show Beckett that he can do what he wants.

  • Ryan
  • Mickey Scheister

    Giardi…”…see what happens.”, I like, Ortiz please.

    • Mickey Scheister

      I wanted 96.

  • Cy Pettitte

    Posada: “I know that feel, Bro.”

    http://i.imgur.com/hX8oy.jpg

  • Pat D

    ABOUT MOTHER FUCKING TIME!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Now just get the DP.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    FINALLY.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Bad time to do it!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I love CC.

  • Orlando

    about fucking time!!!!

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    I dont know if you should hit him NOW…

    • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

      Take that back.

  • Mister Delaware

    I wish that had hit him in the dick.

    • Foghorn Leghorn

      he’s got a layer of fat covering it.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Eh, that might get called a foul ball.

  • bonestock94

    Hahahaha, so fun

  • Ryan

    SHOULD HAVE HIT HIM IN THE BRAIN

    • MikeD

      Well, it was close to his ass, so maybe…

    • mike c

      yeah he missed by like 2 inches

  • Erica

    THANK YOU CC!!!!!!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Took until tonight to do it.

  • Orlando

    next time hit him in the balls!

    • Pat D

      He’s a roid user.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Trick question right?

  • Cuso

    And Ortiz gets plunk with less than 2 outs. There you go.

  • V

    Awesome inning for CC.

  • Pat D

    Thank you for being you, CC.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    [Loud clapping]

  • Cy Pettitte

    extra big FU as CC escapes w/o giving up runs, like a boss.

  • David N

    Trust CC to do what needs to be done. That just made my night noticeably better.

  • Mister Delaware

    That’s some bad ass work. Hit the guy who earned getting hit to put two on with only one out and then get out of it. Love me some Sabathia.

  • Jose the Satirist

    Missed Papi getting hit. Was there a warning? He should’ve plunked Youk, his reactions are always hilarious.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Of course there’s a warning Beckett isn’t on the mound. Smh.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Yeah, immediate warning. Would’ve been fun watching Youk get halfway to the mound, realize that CC is enormous, and then play it off like it ain’t no thang.

      • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

        I think Papi getting hit was influenced by the bat flip. But I’d love to see CC plunk Youk.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    CC is a beast. A BEAST.

  • Esteban

    Scared to death scared to shoot. Lebron James is a Shook One

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

    Wally Matthews is an embarrassment to journalism.

    • Jose the Satirist

      Link?

    • JobaWockeeZ

      He insulted CC?

    • bonestock94

      I got into a twitter battle with him today lol. He didn’t like being called sensationalist apparently.

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

        If he didn’t block you or whatever, let him know he’s a joke.

        • bonestock94

          Too late, blocked. Last thing I got in, in reference to him calling me a fool for not reading an article, was…

          “Usually the title is enough to repulse me. You help perpetuate every stupid story line with the Yankees. “

  • ChrisR

    How much Yankees were hit tonight?

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Jeter and A-Rod. Beckett is a flaming pile of shit.

      • JobaWockeeZ

        It’s awesome how Jeter fist pumped. I mean he’s got that classy moniker but you can tell he enjoyed that. Us too jetes.

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          I’m gonna miss Jetes. I’m not gonna miss his GIDP’s though.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Not dead yet.

    • MikeD

      .375 OBP since May 1. Power still not there, though.

  • Mickey Scheister

    HIP HIP…my man! 6-9!

  • hogsmog

    A hit for Posada?? COME ON MENDOZA LINE.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Can Brett get any worse?

  • Mister Delaware

    Tremendous work by the Sox broadcast team tonight. New bar.

    Quiz: Who is the only player to have exactly 3,000 career hits?

    Remy: “So whoever it is just got 3,000 and wrapped it up, huh?”

    Orsillo: “Sort of.”

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

      Seriously? I don’t know if that’s hilarious, or sad.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      That can’t be real.

    • bonestock94

      Oh geez

    • CMP

      If Orsillo really said “Sort of”, that’s borderline offensive.

      • Mister Delaware

        He said it in the most respectful way possible. There’s really no possible response when your color guy reveals he doesn’t know such simple, meaningful trivia.

        • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

          Well you are talking about Remy here…

    • Mickey Scheister

      Your kidding? This was really said, that dumb fuck should be fired now.

    • Cy Pettitte

      errr wow, that’s just bad. that kind of idiocy should be a fireable offense.

    • Erica

      …Oh boy.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      Roberto Clemente is the man. He doesn’t deserve this disrespect.

      • the tenth inning stretch

        For reals. I really hope somebody calls them out and they have to publicly apologize.

        • JobaWockeeZ

          Fuck that he should be fired. The dude was doing CHARITY WORK and died for it.

          That’s fucking inexcusable, he should beg for forgiveness. That’s trashy.

          • Mister Delaware

            I don’t know if I made it clear, but Remy wasn’t making a joke, he somehow didn’t know the answer to the question.

            • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

              Still, how could he not fucking know that? A brain fart if I’ve ever seen one.

              • Mister Delaware

                Its new Exhibit A for whenever someone says “what, you think you know more about baseball than [insert player turned commentator]?!?!?!?”

                • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                  It could be a new meme. Whenever someone says something insanely factually incorrect: Remy’d

          • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

            What do you expect? It’s Boston, the most up stuck town full of racist pricks in the world.

            • Mister Delaware

              You’ve never been below the Mason-Dixon, have you?

              • JobaWockeeZ

                Yeah they still have segregated proms down there. Well as recent as 2008.

              • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

                Down there is a completely different story.

              • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

                Boston is worse. It’s not even close.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      What the fuck. What is it with Boston guys and non white people? Fucking unclassy as shit.

    • Guest

      That can’t be for real. I imagine Orsillo meant no disrespect by the comment and probably just messed up, but…that’s a pretty terrible thing to say.

      • MikeD

        Orsillo is generally a pro compared to other’s Boston’s botth. I’d like to hear how it unfolded. I wonder if he was surprised by Remy’s response and forgot for a second where he was. Not an excuse, but it’s odd. Remy’s response is a perfect straight line. Maybe he forgot he was actually sitting on TV with lots of people listening, some who might be offended!

        • Mister Delaware

          Agreed, Orsillo is actually pretty solid. A world beater compared to Remy and Castiglione.

    • Mister Delaware

      They just gave the answer. Remy says … … … nothing. Orsillo gave him some air and he just passed. This is going to be big tomorrow. Has to be.

  • MikeD

    Yeah, Michael, some guys throw harder, but it’s not like he’s a soft tosser. He hits 96 reguarly, and he’s doing it from the left side.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      He’s a regular Jamie Moyer out there.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I never noticed good Cano vs bad Cano last year on defense but he’s making it awfully obvious now.

  • Esteban

    Cano with the nice D tonight.

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    This time, no base for Ellsbury.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    More runs plz. Don’t let up.

  • Esteban

    Are they gonna eject that guy for getting that ball? Knowing the Yankees, they would.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      I believe going over the fence onto the field area is actually grounds for immediate arrest. They don’t play around with that stuff. I sat next to The Black at the old stadium once, and chatted up the cop who was stationed out there, and he said he’d actually have to arrest me just for going out there for a HR ball.

      • Esteban

        That’s pretty draconian. And dumb.

        • the tenth inning stretch

          I agree.

      • MikeD

        I would rater see you tazed, because it’s just fun to watch.

  • Cy Pettitte

    eject that mother fucker

  • Pat D

    Throw him out, dammit.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    EJECT BECKETT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! CLEAR THE BENCHES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    That’s 3 hit basemen now. Typical Beckett against Yankee bats.

  • Foghorn Leghorn

    again…when is the last time beckett plunked 3 and lester hit two in the same series…I bet never

  • JobaWockeeZ

    What the fuck is the point of a warning?. Oh wait only for CC right? Intent or no intent the rulebook does state this clearly no?

  • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

    The Phillies just had to bat the pitcher with the bases loaded in the 10th. He was the last pitcher in the pen, 8th of the game.

  • TheLastClown

    Beckett clearly went after Grandy’s home run foot on that one, and wasn’t ejected.

  • Esteban

    That wasn’t on purpose, but god do I hate Beckett.

  • Cy Pettitte

    how did Grandy get thrown out by Tek? ugh.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Hit and run, he had to look back for the ball.

    • Mariano’s Pimp Hand

      My fantasy team needed the steal too.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    That’s so sad.

  • Esteban

    Getting thrown out by Varitek is pretty terrible.

  • Yankee Bigot

    Getting thrown out by Cervelli would be terrible

    • Guns of the Navarone

      I’m positive you don’t know what a bigot is.

    • CMP

      The only way you get thrown out by Cervelli is if you make a right turn at 2nd base and get tagged out by the centerfielder.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    This game is still too close for my liking. Not gonna hold the Red Sox down forever.

  • DH

    Martin, Teixeira, Cano, Jeter, A-Rod, and Granderson have all been hit this series. Seriously?

  • Cy Pettitte

    Gonzo looks so bad against CC

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Good job, AGon, you got the ball in play.

  • Guy Montag

    Well with that quick inning hopefully CC can guide us at least through 7 to get to Robertson. Hopefully the offense can put up another run or two.

  • Brendan

    Wow. How odd. The Texas Rangers the defending AL Champions and one of baseballs best offensive teams fired their hitting coach the other day based on something other than stats. what a freaking concept.

    commence ripping defending the honor of your Demi-God K-Long………

    • MikeD

      Trolls gotta try harder than that.

    • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

      What point are you trying to make? That stats are bad and that we worship Kevin Long?

      • JobaWockeeZ

        That stats are bad and we should fire Kevin Long…

        • Esteban

          I know it’s not your POV, but how much better than best or second best offense in the league can another hitting coach possibly do?

          • JobaWockeeZ

            Well who knows. Without being there it’s possible however unlikely that they are doing this in spite of him. But yeah seriously we shouldn’t give a fuck about the hitting coach when the pitching in general sucks.

      • Esteban

        Fact: I pray to my shrine of Kevin Long everyday.

      • Brendan

        That he is beyond criticism based on overall team stats

        • Esteban

          What do you hope to accomplish by firing him? The offense is already one of the best in baseball.

          • Brendan

            To Give this team/lineup a spark. The players obviously love the guy and yes they lead the league in homers and runs. But what I watch is inconsistency night in and night out. Yeah they will hang some 10 spots on bad pitchers but what I see is beyond the numbers

            • Esteban

              Are the Yankees more inconsistent than other teams? I don’t think so, does anyone know?

        • http://johnsterling.blogspot.com/ Xstar7

          Obvious troll is obviously trolling

        • Mister Delaware

          I’m with you, dude. I’ve always advocated holding hitting and pitching coaches accountable when the team is doing well. Because, you know, who needs ‘em. They ain’t doin’ the work.

        • DobbsRob

          A reader here more than a poster.

          He’s liked, but he’s not a demi-god here. That’s your made-up claim.

  • MikeD

    Can we clone CC four times, and then declare the “new” CC’s as rookies making league minimum? I mean, we have stem cells being injected. Let’s more to cloning.

  • Mickey Scheister

    A-Rod nearly gets plunked.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    I’d IBB Posada right now. Gardner and Cervelli? Lol.

  • Brendan

    My whole family is getting woken up if Posada gets a knock here

  • Cy Pettitte

    time for Jorge to conquer the Mendoza line

  • Mickey Scheister

    Jorge will pass the Mendoza line…now!

  • Mister Delaware

    I just got really mad there.

  • Pat D

    Not like he’d have beaten that out.

    • Mister Delaware

      That logic stands with like 80% of ground balls. You still don’t just stand there like a dope.

      • Pat D

        Eh, I’m getting too tired to care.

        • Mister Delaware

          No problem. You’ll wake up tomorrow refreshed and on the same page as me.

          • Pat D

            Probably.

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

      Given the way he’s hitting, he needs to run a fucking ground ball out. That’s bullshit.

      • Pat D

        Yea, good point.

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

    That is inexcusable, you are being payed to play baseball so run out a damn ground ball.

  • Mickey Scheister

    The look on Becketts face, dude is a prick.

  • Cy Pettitte

    why no shift for Ortiz?

  • Pat D

    Why was Cone there? Is he calling on MLBN or something?

    • TheLastClown

      Yup, him & Bob Costas

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow fucking fail.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    WHAT ARE YOU DOING OUT THERE?!

  • JobaWockeeZ

    Jesus Christ Swish.

  • Pat

    What the fuck was that Swisher?

  • Pat D

    Oh, flipping fucking Christmas.

    Of all the weird fucking caroms…

  • Esteban

    Well that sucked.

  • Freddy Garcia’s 86 mph Heat

    Ortiz should NEVER score from 1st on a base hit

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

    Jesus Christ Swish.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Lolz Crawford.

  • Hummingbird S.

    O fails with RISP and the D falls apart while playing like little leaguers… hmmm I think I’ve seen this movie before.

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

    Lmao everyone is tripping Swish Papi now Crawford

  • Guy Montag

    And Dickerson should have been in this ballgame. Swisher adds no offensive advantage and he’s been a liability in RF all season. Get rid of him and Cervelli and we immediately improve our defense.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow. be a real fan an pick up the ball moron.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    CRAP.

  • bonestock94

    Fuuuuuu, way to squander a good start with idiocy

  • JobaWockeeZ

    If anyone would like to start hitting again that would be great. You can score without going for the home run by the way.

  • Orlando

    CC deserves a better fate…..shame!

  • JohnnyC

    We waited 3 and a half hours for this? Oh goodness.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Wasting opportunities all night again with RISP. Watch Varitek get a big base hit here.

  • Hummingbird S.

    apparently they CAN keep losing to the Red Sox

  • JohnnyC

    CC calling his own game?

  • Pat D

    This is what I get for opening my mouth.

  • Orlando

    Thanks Bogar!!! Swish’s throw was offline

  • Orlando

    SQUEEZE!!!!!!!

  • inpinstripes

    Squeeze coming…

  • JohnnyC

    You can’t hide a bad fielder. The ball finds them. Or eludes them.

  • Cy Pettitte

    wow. game over.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Really?

  • Esteban

    Ugh I did a facepalm.

  • JobaWockeeZ

    That’s a sweep. Goodnight all.

  • Hummingbird S.

    making scrubs look good, that’s the Yankees way

  • Mickey Scheister

    Really?

  • http://www.CarlsYankeeDugout.com Carl

    Oh For Fuck’s Sake!

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

    Well at least they can say they had the lead at one point.

  • Guy Montag

    And they just lost another one. I’ve turned this shit off. This team always melts when it counts and can’t beat the one team they need to.

  • JohnnyC

    CC really picking up his fielders like an ace.

  • CMP

    The only way this series could get any worse would be if the Yankees come back to take the lead and Mariano blows it in the 9th.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    Wow, it really didn’t look like Gardner was getting to that.

  • Jetrer

    CC needed to finish the job. Swisher’s play hurt, but damn. He stepped up for six innings and then fell apart. The ace needs to do better.

  • Cy Pettitte

    I give up.

  • Esteban

    This is the inning from hell. FUCK.

  • teddy

    cc imploded like a little bitch

  • Klemy

    Jesus. Fuck. I’m going to bed. Hopefully this is a bad dream.

  • Pat D

    Just saw the posts about the NESN trivia question. Orsillo is not a good announcer. He’s almost as big a homer as Harrelson. Remy usually doesn’t bother me, but I really can’t believe they were both that collectively stupid, because I usually don’t hear shit that bad.

    In other news, I’m going to bed. Need to be up in about 6 hours. If I miss a comeback, eh, that’s the price I’ll pay.

  • DobbsRob

    Swisher didn’t help, but CC has been bad this inning, with the only out coming on the great running play by Gardner. Odd to lose his command like that late in the game.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    That’s no ace. Sorry. Awful pitching.

  • FIPster Doofus

    What a disgrace.

  • Guy Montag

    Difference in the ballgame is their ace got the job done, ours didn’t. A true ace holds down the opposition and WINS! You do NOT give up hits to Cameron, Varitek, Ellsbury. That’s just awful pitching and all had 2 strikes.

    • MT

      Youklis with one more two strike hit – disgusting!

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

    Jeter doesn’t even dive for balls anymore. He barely even lunges. How I miss Kay saying past a diving Jeter because it actually sounded like he tried.

  • Matt

    Bad pitch sequences, bad results. What do you expect when your backup catcher is one of the worst players in all of baseball?

    Don’t give me the nonsense that CC calls his own game. The catcher still puts down the first sign and puts the thought into the pitcher’s mind.

    Look at the at bats, and it’s obvious that CC is getting beaten by predictable pitches in counts in which he is really not on the ropes.

    Cameron at bat, you can’t just lay a fastball in there on 3-2. A base is open and Varitek is on deck, you have to throw him a changeup down and away.

    Ellsbury at bat, you blew an inside fastball by him on 0-1. You showed him the slider away and he was opening up, you doubled up on it and he showed he could wait back on it and poked it foul the other way. That’s when any intelligent catcher would call for another one up and in under the hands to blow him away. Is that what was called? No, a 3rd slider in a row, and he put the bat on the ball.

    When you throw the pitch that hitters are looking for with runners on base, you’re going to give up hard hit balls and runs. It’s really not complicated, assuming your catcher has a brain and can make adjustments.

    • Matt

      By contrast, look at how Beckett has attacked the Yankees.

      Every time he gets to a count like 2-0, he throws a changeup and the hitters flail helplessly because they refuse to adjust and keep sitting fastball. He doesn’t just lay it in there, he uses his offspeed pitches to keep hitters off balance.

      Then when he throws the fastball, the hitters are inbetween and unsure of what’s coming and they don’t hit it with authority.

      EVERY BOSTON HITTER IS SWINGING LIKE THEY KNOW WHAT IS COMING.

      No brains behind the plate, same thing with both pitchers on the mound.

    • JohnnyC

      Sometimes the Yankees display very little baseball intelligence — at bat, in the field, and on the mound. It’s not just “fundamentals” — it’s an awareness of where you are in a particular situation. Ultimately, it’s on Girardi. Can you really tell me the Yankees were prepared to play the Red Sox? The comedy of errors in dealing with Ortiz is the tip of the iceberg. But how in the heck do you make Varitek a viable offensive player?

  • David N

    Ugh. I really hope the bats can pick CC up.

  • girardi blows

    Girardi just blew this game. He just sat there and watched sabathia throw the game away. Terrible pitching, but even worse managing.

    • Jetrer

      yeah, DRob was awesome… should have brought him in sooner

  • CMP

    After this series, it’s painfully obvious that Cashman and the Yankees have some work to do before they’re at the same level as the Red Sox.

    • Matt

      Except the Red Sox can’t do this to anybody BUT the Yankees.

      The Red Sox will be up 2 games on the Yankees if they win this, but if they went 4-5 in these 9 games instead of 1-8, the Yankees would actually be ahead by 4 games.

      The Red Sox are really not a dominant team. The Yankees just don’t grind out the at bats and finish these guys off with tack on runs.

      • safe at home

        yea, sure

        • Skye

          Except he’s right.

      • JohnnyC

        It would be helpful if they had any idea of how to beat the Red Sox, how to pitch to Ortiz and Ellsbury and, for chrissake, Varitek, how to hit with RISP, how to play defense. It’s not like the Red Sox have all of a sudden snuck up on us when we weren’t watching.

  • JohnnyC

    This is a very flawed team that plays really small in big situations.

  • Yankee Bigot

    FUCK THIS TEAM, THEY HAVE NO FUCKING BALLS AND THEY FUCKING SUCK! GOODNIGHT TO ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Kevin G.

    Can we just keep hitting their batters until all of our pitchers are thrown out and we forfeit? It would make this game feel a lot better.

  • Cy Pettitte

    fucking pathetic.

  • Rob

    no need to get upset, the red sox are just a better team than us right now, hopefully the yanks can get them in the second half

  • Jetrer

    just fucking unbelievable … way to fucking step up … every fucking Yankee should be fucking ashamed

  • bonestock94

    Oh crap, break out the broom. I’m calling it a night, hopefully this is the lowest point of the season.

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

    Better this than thinking they would have been able to come back in a one run game or some shit.

    • TheLastClown

      Will there even be a one-line recap?

  • David N

    Wrong night for both CC and D-Rob to choke.

  • Brendan

    That inning by the sox is why Long should be gone. Professional hitters that wear an ace out with good at bats and just try to hit the ball up the middle and get knocks. Not the beer league softball shit we are subjected to

  • Esteban

    WOW. Ok. Hast manana RAB

  • Ryan

    This team is fucking embarrassing.

  • the tenth inning stretch

    CC wasn’t nearly as bad as a lot of people are making him sound. If Swisher fields that ball, it’s only a single and we’re set up to get a DP. He made a bad pitch to Cameron, true, but then he gets that ground ball to second that was hit very softly and just found a hole. Yeah, he gave up some runs, but facing a lineup like the Sox, it’s not realistic to expect the dude to throw a shutout. He got a little unlucky and made a couple bad pitches.

    • JohnnyC

      No excuses. You’re better than that. They’re losing on merit.

    • Skye

      I agree. Girardi left him in for too long. He should have taken him out when scrubs like Varitek were hitting him at 12:30am. I know he’s one of our only reliable pitchers these days and the bullpen is thin, but leaving him in at that point wasn’t a good move.

      Oh well, this team always finds a way to lose to America’s Underdogs so I’m sure if it wasn’t a CC meltdown it would’ve been something else.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Fucking Choke Choke Sabathia tonight. FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK.

  • Matt

    It really looks like the Red Sox are stealing signs right now.

    It’s entirely on the Yankees if they let it happen, but look at the pitches they are hitting.

    Pitches on the corners behind in counts, and they are crushing them like they knew what was coming. Not just the pitch type, but the location as well.

    • Phife Dawg

      Batshit insane

    • Yankee Bigot

      Fuck Boston and their lucky dogshit hitting!

  • Greg

    I’ve been checking in on this game and it was 2-0 and now its 7-2. WHat the fuck happened? CC’s our fucking ace!

    • David N

      I’ve been checking in on this game and it was 2-0 and now its 7-2. WHat the fuck happened?

      Boston is getting the important hits, the breaks, all the stuff that winning teams do. The Yankees offense is impotent, CC couldn’t finish what he started, D-Rob sucked tonight, etc.

      That’ll do it. Second sweep in a row looks to be coming up. Sucks majorly.

  • Karl Krawfid

    3 hits damn

  • CMP

    Girardi and Rothchild are lucky that the Steinbrenner boys have more restraint than their father because in the old days, one of their asses would be put out on the street.

  • Orlando

    what is it with all the weak hacks?

  • King George

    Again, this is an average baseball team in the Bronx. Let’s get used to it. Our expectations are clearly too high. 5 run innings to a huge rival is a choke. Well done, guys.

    • Greg

      That is something that I have been preaching. Lets try and rebuild and transition for the future. This is not a championship ball club. This needs to be taken into consideration.

      • CMP

        This is looking more and more like a transition year with every passing day.

        Talk about totally undoing a 6-3 west coast trip in the blink of an eye.

    • David N

      It’s not an average team, it’s a good team. Probably good enough to make the playoffs. But if this is how they come out in big games, does anyone really think they can go anywhere?

      • King George

        Wow, that’s kind of funny David. Because 97% of people on this board would be inclined to disagree with you.

  • Yankee Bigot

    Can I vote for next weeks fan confidence poll yet???

    A big fucking 1 is my vote.

  • Rockstar4Life

    Beckett has been clowning the Yankees all season. I miss the days when they use to dominate him.

  • Mickey Scheister

    Jeter! Comeback time!!

    • Mickey Scheister

      Nevermind, goodnight.

    • David N

      Well, at least Jeter got a hit. The chase for 3,000 is the only thing about the Yankees worth watching right now.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Where are you fucking eternal optimists to soothe me over back to back home sweeps at the hands of the Red Sox?? Where are your fucking happy thoughts on how we’ve allowed that shit before and turned it around, because I really need to hear that shit right now.

    • Yankee Bigot

      Don’t worry, we’ll trade for an ace(King Felix) by the deadline and everything will go our way……….

    • NBarnes

      Here’s one from a Sox fan;

      2005. F@#$ing 2005. F!#%ing Aaron Small and his goddamn contract with Satan. You f@#%ing Yankees are harder to kill than a f#!$ing vampire. JUST STAY DEAD THIS TIME!

      ….

      Feel better now?

  • Skye

    This is the most embarrassing baseball I’ve seen the Yankees play in a while. And yes, I watched the whole series!

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      I’ve watched every game this season (I work at home) and I gotta say this is the worst I’ve seen.

      • Skye

        haha I’ve watched all year too, but this series has been awful all around. They were already in the hole four runs a half hour into the game yesterday, yet this one felt/looked/was worse. Glad they save their worst baseball for home games against the Red Sox. :(

  • CMP

    At least the Heat lost tonight.

  • Guy Montag

    I think we’re cooked. Our ace can’t win. We can’t beat our biggest rival. It’s in our heads and these are games at home that we’re losing. When we go to Fenway later in the season it’ll be even worse. AJ, Nova, and Garcia won’t cut it. Beckett and Lester > CC and Colon. Their lineup knows how to get hits with RISP and their bullpen is much deeper. We’re done without some significant help in trades.

    • the tenth inning stretch

      Fortunately, we’ve added some new trade chips in Jeff Marquez and Kanekoa Texiera!

      /sarcasm’d

  • Gonzo

    Well at least Mo has a lower ERA than Becket now.

  • MikeD

    Geez, I have a power outage for what seemed like all of five minutes, and when I’m back up and running, the Yankees are down 7-2 after leading 2-0. I wonder what happened, yet don’t even want a recap!

    • CMP

      Consider yourself lucky that you didn’t have to watch that abortion of an inning.

      • MikeD

        I’ll make sure to avoid the replay on YES.

  • Rockstar4Life

    Hilarious that 3 of Beckett’s 5 wins are against the Yankees. Talk about ownage.

    • putt

      And 3 of CC’s losses are against Beckett. Nauseating…

  • InningsLimit

    This team stinks. Bad baseball all the way around. Bad at bats. weak hacks. they don’t grind out pitchers like they used to. 6-9 in the Lineup and Jeter are worthless. 2345 are all streaky hitters this year. It’s all or nothing. Watch, they’ll still lead the league in runs this year with a bunch of 12 run games vs baltimore. Against good teams and good pitching, they don’t grind at bats. 6-9 are basically automatic outs. And basically so is Jeter.

  • special kid

    cashman failed

  • Karl Krawfid

    The Red Sox are 28-25 against not the Yankees this year. Soon to be 8-1 against the Yanks.

    WOW

    • the tenth inning stretch

      They literally have us to thank for their first-place standing.

    • Rockstar4Life

      Don’t forget they are also 6-2 against the Angels, their other doormat.

      14-3 against the door mats, 23-23 against the rest of the league.

  • Rockstar4Life

    Dave Magadan >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Kevin Long.

  • MikeD

    Hmmm, when did HBO start running soft porn? Clearly I’m looking to be distracted.

  • CMP

    Mike, may I suggest for the recap that you just post a picture of some vomit floating in a toilet. No words needed.

    • Yankee Bigot

      No. Put a picture up of Ortiz getting beaned and title the recap REVENGE AT LAST!!!!!

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    And where are all you nay-say bashers??? In bed early tonight?? No time to come and give your arguments on how early it is and how it doesn’t matter that we get swept in back to back home series by the Sox because it’s not September… because the month makes a difference.

    • ansky

      Wow, i dont think i’ve ever heard reverse-shit-talking to optimists, is that a thing?

    • MikeD

      It’s 1:15. If they’re smart, they’re in bed. The naysayers, however, only come out at times like this and then quickly scamper away when the lights of a Yankee win come on.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Here every day Mike. And I bet they went to bed as soon as the 7th inning ended.

      • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

        Nothing? No smart retort? Good try, but there’s no defending this team right now, this is a sad sad time.

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

      Are you really asking where everyone is at 1am after a three hour rain delay?

    • V

      Those of us, who, uh, you know, work, were in bed.

  • MT

    Costas sais on MLB Network that Red Sox have never won six straight at Yankee Stadium in their long history – I did not catch whether that is just at the start of the season or at any time during season – did anybody hear which one?

    • Yankee Bigot

      Who fucking cares? They’ll probably come in and sweep us again whenever the hell that is. Piece of shit team……

      • MT

        Well, I guess I care.

        Cone just said since 1919 but then also said first time since 1912 we lost two consecutive three game sweeps at home.

        In any case, only reason that I like to know is that Yankee fams (like me) were great about throwing around 1918! in Red Sox faces all those years (of course, for the more important World Series) – now they can say same thing about us now (admittedly much less important regular season games but still pretty incredible).

        Given some pretty bad Yankee teams in the 60s and early 70s I am surprised none of those teams ever di that

  • InningsLimit

    I love how the Yankees brass tries to “protect” our young pitching by giving arbitrary innings limits, where evidence in the past only suggests it might help prevent injury. They refer to these innings limits and rules like they are absolute law – and their two big pitching prospects of the last decade are both on the DL long term. You don’t see that with Lester and Bucholz who the Sox actually let throw 120 pitches if need be. It’s fitting that Joba is on DL now, this week, during sox series. Shows what a joke our front office is. No clue how to identify/develop young players. They should trade Betances, Banuelos, Romine, Montero, Sanchez – all of them, because they’ll fuck them up somehow. At least get something out of it in return.

  • Ryan

    Look, I’m as pissed as everyone here. The Yankees have played like complete shit this series. But it is still early, this is not an “average” team, and they’re going to improve the pitching. We were 0-8 against them in 2009…

    • InningsLimit

      Yeah, they’re gonna improve their pitching. Maybe they’ll get Brett Myers. Then the rest of the AL better look out. Might as well book the yanks a first class ticket to the world series once they improve their pitching…you know because there is so much pitching available out there on the market.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Thinking they’ll repeat the kind of turnaround they had in 2009 is a major gap in your logic.

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      You might as well say that it’s no big deal when teams go down 3-0 in an LCS, because, y’know, the Red Sox in ’04 turned that around.

    • Ryan

      Sorry for watching baseball because I hope and think my team will win. What an asshole I am.

  • China Joe

    Here’s hoping they don’t panic and make some insane lopsided trade for some second-tier starter.

    • Yankee Bigot

      Don’t get your hopes up. There won’t be any front line starters available. Just Edwin Jackson types…..worthless.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Let’s go NFL negotiations!!! I need football to distract me from the utter failure that is the Yankees, 2011 edition.

  • David N

    Time to watch the legendary Matt Albers send the Yankees meekly into the night. I really hope I’m wrong.

  • King George

    One last thing…to all you morons who, deep down, REALLLLLLLY feel that this team is going to win the World Series, you’re either really fucking misinformed or seriously think with your heart instead of your head. If you put Jose Reyes AND Beltran on this team, it wouldn’t help. Let’s face it…the rotation is garbage, the Yankees’ ace belly flops after 6 innings, and they can’t hit water if they fell into a pool. We will all be VERY, VERY, VERY privileged as fans if they can even smell the playoffs. You know it’s true now. So, let’s stop all this playoff talk right now. It’s impractical and irresponsible given the current status of the team.

  • Yankee Bigot

    I feel sorry for all the fans who stayed thru the delay to watch this disaster unfold. Time for me to jump off the bandwagon like so many others. So much for seeing another ring anytime soon.

  • Cuso

    The writing is on the wall.

    CC is gonna opt out….

    /Doomed

    • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

      Not doomed as in we won’t resign him, but the amount we’ll have to give him to stick with this sinking ship will be staggering for years.

    • Jetrer

      he will opt out. and then he will resign with the Yankees

    • Yankee Bigot

      Not doomed. We’ll get 2 high draft picks. Don’t worry the 3 B’s will all come up and be our saviors and Jesus almighty will start his Piazzaesque career.

  • InningsLimit

    At least someone finally hit Ortiz. It kills me that none of these pitchers pound the inside against him. They throw inside once, then come back by throwing stuff over the fat of the plate. The man is back on the juice, you can’t let him be comfortable at the plate with cock-high fastballs one after another.

    • David N

      As happy as I am that he got hit, losing the game this way pretty much cancels it out.

      • Skye

        Agreed. Especially given his role in the Inning of Doom.

  • InningsLimit

    And someone please get Jeter out of the top of the lineup! He went from a 335 hitter with a 400 obp to the biggest rally killer in the MLB. Drop him. He has no power and no speed. IF he ain’t hitting for average and getting on base, what the hell is he doing up there. This isn’t a month long slump, it’s been like this for a year and a half. Is that not enough to drop him. And I don’t wanna hear “oh Jeter has done so much for this organization.” He has. That’s great. He’s not the same player anymore. Yogi Berra did a lot for this organization, does that mean he’d get to bat third if he came back tomorrow?

    • mike c

      wow what a genius idea, how about we make the guy batting .258 hit leadoff, or how about the guy hitting .222? only stupid people think that jeter is the reason why this team is losing these games right now

      • InningsLimit

        So you’re saying the genius idea is to keep Jeter batting leadoff, getting those extra at bats every game? Who said anything about the guy hitting .222 batting leadoff. Who is the guy batting .222 that you thought I said should be batting leadoff? And who were your english teachers from grades 1-12 growing up? They should be embarrassed, as should you. I can’t comprehend 90% of your post. The part I do comprehend, about blaming Jeter for this team losing, is wrong. I’m not blaming Jeter alone. He is a big problem though.

  • Guns of the Navarone

    Game 60: Just Bend Over And Take It The Hard Way.

  • Bill R

    LOSERS!!!!!!!!

  • nooooo not another double play!

    maybe the yankees should ask the white sox how it’s done

    • Yankee Bigot

      Ozzie Guillen is a genius, let’s hire him.

  • Jeff Karstens, Male Model

    Worst since 1912, better be some goddamn changes. Tomorrow. Fucking pathetic Yankee team.

    • mike c

      pujols isn’t going to be a free agent until next year… but it does look like he plays 3B now!

  • Cuso

    i’m literally just staying awake for the postgame.

    i’m curious to hear what ANYONE has to say

    • Mark

      A stupid Kim Jones question, and a pissed off Joe Girardi is what I am going with.

  • Yankee Bigot

    HAHAHAHAHA!!!! I love it that I’m not the only one venting here. It’s quite comical reading everyone’s comments.

    Boston fucking owns us now and the way they’re constructed they’ll own us for a while more. They are younger and more talented top to bottom. As much as I fucking hate Boston I have to admit they are a talented team.

    We have the 3 worst contracts in all of baseball by the way. Something that’ll cripple us for at least 2 more years.

    • Jetrer

      3 worst? Jeter, ARod, and who is the third?

      • Yankee Bigot

        16.5 million for a 4th starter. Okay well, maybe Lackeys contract is worse.

        • Jetrer

          AJ’s contract is bad, but there are many worse. Even worse than Jeter and ARod probably. Vernon Wells, Carlos Lee, Lackey, Figgins, Werth

          • Yankee Bigot

            Nothings worse than Arod’s PERIOD

    • mike c

      the 3 worst contracts? you do realize the yankees have unlimited money… they eat shit contracts for breakfast and don’t think twice about it

      • Yankee Bigot

        Yes I do. And that’s the problem. We have a $210 million payroll but we still suck. What’s next? A $250 million payroll and two 40 year olds in the infield with no rings to show for it.

  • NHYankeesFan

    We should all remember that even though it looks horrible right now. The Yankees are 1 game out of first place. Thats with Nova and Freddie in the rotation right now. The Yankees will make a trade for a good starter, even though i have no idea who it will be at this point, and Phil Hughes and Soriano are still out. Its just a tough point in the season at this point

    • Cuso

      2 games

      • NHYankeesFan

        My bad. This horrible game messed with my head

    • King George

      That would be 2 games, bro.

    • Ryan

      Thank you for being reasonable and rational in what is only a group of whiney assholes at this point.

  • Cuso

    I wonder how long it will be before we hear about the proverbial “closed-door” meeting that generally mean absolutely nothing.

    • Yankee Bigot

      They’ll need one every time they face Boston here on out.

  • Cuso

    Close enough is NEVANEVANEVA!! close enough.

    i hate those fucking commercials

  • King George

    If you guys had to guess, how do the Yankees fare over the next 9 or so games?

    A) 9-0
    B) 8-1
    C) 7-2
    D) 6-3
    E) 5-4
    F) 4-5

    I say F. Makes sense.

    • Cuso

      E

  • nooooo not another double play!

    Beckett hits 2 batters C.C. retaliates and hits ortiz. Beckett hits Granderson and the red sox get the last laugh by scoring 8 runs in the last 3 innings… talk about being their bitch this year so far

    • bonestock94

      A wild pitch that barely hit Granderson’s foot…

  • Ryan

    It’s too bad MLB moved to that 60 game season. Terrible way to close out the year. Clearly we’re out of the playoffs.

    • bonestock94

      Uh, this is shit. Plenty of time left but today, on June 10th this sucks complete donkey balls.

      • Ryan

        Agreed.

  • InningsLimit

    Only hope is to trade for Felix Hernandez. That ain’t happening though. Seattle isn’t gonna do that. Still, the Yanks should offer to literally give the Mariners every single player in their farm system that they want, just to see if anything can be done. I know he’s the face of the franchise, but every player has a threshold whereby they can be traded. You wouldn’t refuse to trade Hernandez for Lester, Buchholz, youkilis, Pedroia and gonzales for instance, as ridiculous as that is. Obviously the Yanks don’t have a group of five players that caliber that they can trade, but they should offer anything and everything the mariners would want for Felix. Hopefully they are already trying that. Because as I said earlier, it’s not like the yanks would know what to do with their prospects once they get to the majors. They aren’t exactly the epitomy of an organization that knows how to grow and develop its young talent.

    • King George

      They aren’t exactly the epitomy of an organization that knows how to grow and develop its young talent.

      Exception to that statement: Mariano, Jeter, Gardner, Posada, Pettitte, Cano.

    • Yankee Bigot

      Our only hope is that this team grows a fucking pair of big & ugly hairy balls. I’m talking Brian Wilson hairy and Youkilis ugly………

  • InningsLimit

    Can’t really use Mariano, Jeter, Posada, Pettitte, those guys were young quite some time ago, under different front office management. As for the other two examples, Cano is one young player in the last decade. I wouldn’t exactly point to Brett Gardner as an example of the Yanks growing young talent. He’s a 9-hitter who’s only in the league because he’s fast. It’s not like the Yanks developed his speed. And to boot, he’s like a groundhog afraid of his shadow on the basepaths. Not good at stealing bases. Doesn’t get good reads and never goes. There’s a reason Ricky Henderson stole so many bases, and it wasn’t just his speed.