Game One: Opening Day


This offseason seemed to be a little longer than usual, perhaps because the Yankees got knocked out of the playoffs a little earlier than expected. Or maybe it’s because they didn’t get down to any serious hot stove business until the middle of January. Either way, it’s all in the past now. Baseball’s back.

The Yankees open the 2012 regular season at their home away from home today: Tampa, Florida. They didn’t even have to travel after Spring Training ended two days ago. The lineup is relatively unchanged but the pitching staff certainly is, we’re just not going to get to see it this afternoon. CC Sabathia is on the bump for his seventh consecutive Opening Day start and fourth as a Yankee. Here is your lineup…

SS Derek Jeter
CF Curtis Granderson
2B Robinson Cano
3B Alex Rodriguez
1B Mark Teixeira
RF Nick Swisher
DH Raul Ibanez
C Russell Martin
LF Brett Gardner

LHP CC Sabathia

Today’s game starts at 3:10pm ET and can be seen on YES locally or MLB Network nationally. We’re going to chat for the first few innings, so join in the fun after the jump.

Categories : Chats, Game Threads


  1. Havok9120 says:

    Its…its baseball….


  2. gageagainstthemachine says:

    “Have you seen my baseball!?!”
    (oh…nevermind….here it is, finally!!)

  3. Joe says:

    LOL at Jeff Keppinger batting cleanup

  4. Mike Axisa says:

    Gonna start the chat in a minute.

  5. The Guns of Navarone says:


  6. Avi says:

    F*ck Cashman and all of you that liked the Montero deal.
    Happy opening day everyone. Go Yanks!

  7. CANO FAN #1 says:

    GO yankeesssss

  8. Mike HC says:

    Jeter line drive up the middle. Everything else this season is just gravy now.

  9. Monteroblows says:

    Love this lineup

  10. jon says:

    who is in the booth? I do not like that guys voice at ALL

  11. Andy says:

    YES online isn’t working for me. Anyone else having an issue?

  12. RetroRob says:

    Hmmm, a shift against grandy. The Teixeira shift first started against the Rays and other teams began to deploy it. Just saying.

  13. Mike HC says:

    Granderson, please meet the shift … Teix will console you in the corner now.

    • RetroRob says:

      No team shifts more against opposing players than the Rays. It’ll be interesting to see if other teams start shifting against Granderson. As I mentioned above, the Rays were the first team to really start an extreme shift off Teixiera, and then other teams followed. I was very concerned when I saw it since I figured they had discovered something about Teixiera, something that turned out to be true.

      Yet not all teams follow the Rays shifts against all players, so remains to be seen if we’ll start seeing more shifts against Grandy.

  14. Yank The Frank says:

    Lou sounds like Buck Martinez, bummer…

    • RetroRob says:

      My guess is he’ll do any games when the Yankees are in Tampa and maybe for a few select series.. I don’t think he’s going to be used too much this year. It didn’t sound like it when they announced he joined the team.

  15. Eirias says:

    Is anyone else having issues with the PS3 MLB.tv app? The score/time bar at the bottom won’t go away.

  16. Johnny says:

    Granderson had no idea about anything that Shields was throwing unless it was inside.

  17. Cuso says:

    God. Listening to these TB announcers is about as bad as it gets.

  18. Cuso says:

    Not a great omen for the season if you buy into the symbolism of first abs.

  19. RetroRob says:

    Pena destroys the Yankees. I’m hoping the Sabathia effect overrides that.

  20. lance bass says:

    is this a playoff game?

  21. Needed Pitching says:

    so that strategy worked well

  22. smurfy says:

    Holy bombs!

  23. Alex S says:

    Wow that was deep!

  24. Dino Velvet says:

    Fire Girardi

  25. AaronGuielWithASmile says:


    And that’s why…you don’t intentionally walk the bases loaded in the first inning.

  26. V says:

    Joe Girardi – Intentional walks are stupid. Kthxbai.

  27. flamingo says:

    God, I hate the intentional walk.

  28. Johnny says:


  29. MannyGeee says:

    OK, someone told me thaat the Rays had no offense… awesome

  30. Karl Krawfid says:

    Joe Girardi folks.

  31. Nathan says:

    Walks (IBBs included) are never good.

    And boom.

  32. Ethan says:

    Terrible move by girardi. He’s to blame for that one IMO

  33. smurfy says:

    I meant unholy grand slamming bombs! Duck!

  34. Kostas says:

    That was one of the worst calls and it is only game 1. Seriously an intentional walk. Giardiasis you got what you deserve for making a boneheaded call. Awesome.

  35. The Guns of Navarone says:

    Didn’t take long to remember how bad Joe Girardi is at in-game management. He has no business going tit for tat with Joe Maddon, a manager totally out of his league.

  36. Hall and Nokes says:

    If we miss the playoffs by one run I swear…..

  37. Slappy White says:

    Hey Joe….Carlos Pena > Sean Rodriguez

  38. smurfy says:

    right Rod!

  39. Sean A says:

    Don’t IBB anyone when your ace is on the mound

  40. Typical MIT Nerd says:

    Carlos Pena > Raul Ibanez

    That was a choice this season. The reason they didn’t? Because Ibanez can “play” LF? Silliness.

  41. smurfy says:

    We loads ‘em one way, they another, oops.

  42. David N says:

    Did Girardi actually IBB the bases loaded in the first inning of the first game? Someone tell me that didn’t happen. Please.

  43. Kiko Jones says:

    You see CC a bit unstable and you decide to walk the limp hitting Rodriguez to load the bases for a dude who, admittedly, has a low avg vs CC but his hits have all been bombs. What part of that did Joe G. miss?

  44. RetroRob says:

    I waited a long, cold (okay, not so cold) Winter to watch Sabathia give up a grand slam in the first inning? I’m pretty sure Sabathia has never given up a grand slam as a Yankee…until now.

    And I hate Carlos Pena. He’s a .220 hitter who hits .330 against the Yankees. Okay, I made up those numbers. I don’t know what he hits against the Yankees, but he has hurt them too much for the level of hitter he is.

    • smurfy says:

      what do you want, bad competition? I like good competition, including thos who rise to our occasion. As long as we’re good enough to fight back, ah 4 – 2. Brett’s on. Good on!

      • RetroRob says:

        I love good competition. I hate Carlos Pena! There is a wee bit of humor here I hope you’re not missing.

  45. Johnny says:

    Are the Rays employing the shift against everybody today?

  46. Guest says:

    I’ve always wondered…what if we could play a season where the manager makes no moves whatsoever (other than the necessary evil of pitching changes)?

    No bunts, no hit and runs, no IBBs, no pinch runners, no pinch hitters, etc. Would the team do better or worse?

    Obviously, there are sometimes when each of this moves would be helpful. But I think we have a wealth of information showing that, for the most part, most of these “hero” manager moves end up reducing a team’s chance of winning a game.

    Of course, because Tony Larussa has managed to win 3 World Series titles and 6 pennants making more of the “hero” manager moves than anyone else, we’re not likely to see a manager brave enough to try this out over the course of a full season…

  47. smurfy says:

    Swish was one tick early on getting three.

  48. Johnny says:


  49. Kostas says:

    Not sure who deserves a bean ball very time they are at bat, Upton or Pena.

  50. RetroRob says:

    Ibanez on pace to break all-time Yankee RBI record.

  51. Sean A says:

    ok who had ibanez in the first rbi pool

  52. Guest says:

    FIRST you can’t predict baseball, Susan of the year!!!!!!!!!

  53. MannyGeee says:

    YCPBB Watch… Everyone drink!

  54. Marc says:

    Games not over folks. Even after retarted IBBs

  55. Kronk says:

    and there’s the first “Well Suzyn, You can’t predict baseball” of the year.

  56. lance bass says:

    he choked!!

  57. Karl Krawfid says:

    Granderson is up there sitting fastball and he rarely gets one.

    Jeez man. It’s change up down and it. Or Slider.

  58. smurfy says:

    ah, shit! shields sure has a nice changeup. They got time to react, but not to catch up with that divy bastard.

  59. RetroRob says:

    So Pena, who can’t hit Sabathia comes up with the bases loaded, hits a grand slam; Granderson, who can’t hit Shields, comes up with the bases loaded and strikes out.

    Have I mentioned yet that I hate Pena?

  60. Cuso says:

    Shields came through with a huge curve on strike 1.

    Tip your cap. If that pitch misses the strike zone – entirely different AB

  61. Hall and Nokes says:

    I’m enjoying the fact that Joe West has to preside over this.

  62. Kostas says:

    Love Grandy but like Tex cannot hit the change. Will chase it all day. You just knew short of seeing a fastball that was going end just like it did.

    • Karl Krawfid says:

      Feels like the same at bat with him and Shields every time. I would try to hit one of those get me over slide/curves.

    • The Guns of Navarone says:

      Shields could throw that changeup all day to Granderson and get the same result. Players have limits… and that’s one of Granderson’s. He’d swing through that pitch all day.

    • Cuso says:

      He wouldn’t have chased strike 2 that time if Shields didn’t hit with the first curveball of the game on strike 1. If Shields missed Brandy would have seen a fastball at some point with a 1-0 count and the bases loaded.

      bad luck

  63. Avi says:

    Anyone else having trouble watching the game on MLB.com? I have the MLB subscription..

  64. Sabathiasgut says:

    Thank you Arod

  65. smurfy says:

    hah, thanks, Conie. Cerrone, sponge boy, used to say “Sit me or trade me.”

  66. Monterowasdinero says:

    I think moving up in the box against Shields and his junk would be a decent strategy for Grandy//Swish etc.

  67. smurfy says:

    which team, in ST,had a blonde in red hot pants as the ball boy in left? Major Leagues! Major Leagues!

    • smurfy says:

      Tampa, with the bullpens where they are, she probably wouldn’t make it to September. (away on medical leave)

  68. Sabathiasgut says:

    Wow cat like

  69. Monterowasdinero says:

    Cano-here we go.

  70. Karl Krawfid says:

    A-God baby!

  71. Monterowasdinero says:

    Alex locked in.

  72. Sean A says:

    A rod with the hot stick

  73. Cuso says:

    Man. AROD looks good doesn’t he?

  74. MannyGeee says:

    Wow, new knees FTW!!!!!

  75. lance bass says:

    AROD MVP !

  76. Karl Krawfid says:

    Tex is still garbage.

  77. RetroRob says:

    Hmmm, a pop up from Tex. Haven’t seen that in a while. ; -)

  78. Sabathiasgut says:

    Tex right back to the pop up

  79. Cuso says:

    Tex got caught in between. He was thinking bout going the other way then gave up on the swing mid dtride

  80. Sabathiasgut says:

    Come on swish

  81. RetroRob says:

    Nice slide.

  82. Karl Krawfid says:

    Why thank you Pena.

  83. Monterowasdinero says:

    Wow. I was starting to have RISPiratory failure before that play.

  84. smurfy says:

    sweet! Lou, you’re right. Godd aggressive running, Robbie!

  85. Karl Krawfid says:


  86. RetroRob says:

    Best signing of the off-season!

  87. Cuso says:


  88. Vegetable Lasagna says:

    What a horrible signing. RAULLLL!!!!!!!

  89. Sean A says:

    Ibanez just became a true Yankee

  90. velocitee says:

    So wait, we want to cut Ibanez, right?

  91. Dino Velvet says:


  92. Monterowasdinero says:

    Mr. April!!!

  93. swishers fauxhawk says:


  94. Needed Pitching says:

    Release this bum. He has no business getting MLB AB’s this season.

  95. Hall and Nokes says:

    Ibanez: True Yankee

  96. flamingo says:

    This game isn’t too bad after all :)

  97. TCMiller30 says:

    He was saving it for the regular season.. I get it.. Sorry Raul.. I thought you were just washed up

  98. smurfy says:

    Not bad, old man!

  99. Ivan says:

    Just came inside my home and wat do I see, a 3 run homer from Ibanez….nice!!!!

  100. Joe Lupo says:

    What was Sterling’s call for Raul???

  101. lance bass says:

    rays suck

  102. Johnny says:

    I’m sorry I ever doubted you Raul.

  103. Monterowasdinero says:

    Going going Gandhi! Sterling?

  104. lance bass says:

    lol shields is mad

  105. Way to trash the momentum Raul!


  106. Sabathiasgut says:

    Sterlings call?

  107. Kostas says:

    Looks like Raul was reading RAB comments and decided to give the haters an FU

  108. Raul's dead carcass says:

    Still got some bad speed bitches

  109. mustang says:

    He is too old and STILL blocking all those young bats in AAA.

  110. Holy Ghost says:


  111. Cuso says:

    Steal early tardy!

  112. Karim Garcia says:

    lol how pissed was Shields when Martin tried avoiding the tag

  113. Sean A says:

    They had to give Gardner a hit on that; He is neck and neck with A-Rod for the batting title

  114. mustang says:

    Where is Mr Pistol Pete?

    Because the dinosaurs just woke up.

  115. smurfy says:

    Zobrist was in anything’s good for a strike mode. CC saw that.

  116. Dino Velvet says:

    they shoulda walked him. ;)

  117. smurfy says:

    oh, Longo saw too much air on that one.

  118. Karl Krawfid says:

    Don’t understand the pitch in.

  119. Sabathiasgut says:

    CC already looks exhausted

  120. flamingo says:

    So CC’s not quite there yet.

  121. Manny's BanWagon says:

    CC looks like dogshit today.

  122. Sean A says:

    If we win this game= 1st place to start the season. Gravy= New episode of Yankees Classics

  123. RetroRob says:

    The rest of MLB is playing baseball 1968 style; the Yankees and Rays are playing 1998.

  124. Dino Velvet says:

    They shoulda let CC opt-out.

    • flamingo says:

      Definitely. I can’t believe they’ve let CC play so poorly for the past five months; they should just release him.

  125. jon says:

    So how long do we keep CC in there if he just keeps giving it back?

  126. El biberon says:

    Does anyone else wanna mute the game right now? Pinella has to be the shittiest analyst I’ve ever heard on Yes

  127. AaronGuielWithASmile says:

    Almonte, right?

  128. Sabathiasgut says:

    The shift has taken 2 away from Grandy

  129. Karl Krawfid says:

    Gj sitting on something other than a fastball this time Grandy.

  130. Tyrone Sharpton says:

    Pinella and Kay shutting out the others…not a good thing

  131. Sabathiasgut says:

    Let’s go pop up

  132. Sabathiasgut says:

    Molina talked him into calling that

  133. smurfy says:

    way to bunt, Swish!

  134. Guest says:

    If anyone is drinking for each YCPBB, I wish your liver well.

  135. Monterowasdinero says:

    Glad Swish didn’t pull a groin.

  136. Monterowasdinero says:

    Rauooool-take Shields to school.

  137. smurfy says:

    Raul hit that hard, but they had him guessed right. Lot of that today.

    Still 6 -5, but we shoulda scored.

  138. Slappy White says:

    John Sterling “You Cant Predict Baseball ” Update: 5 times in the first 3 and a half innings of the season……Im starting to be able to predict when he’s gonna say it…eeeeary

  139. Dela G says:

    ZZ looks a little off today, as if i’m not already pointing out the obvious

  140. lance bass says:

    walk molina to clog up the bases. what a genius.

  141. Sabathiasgut says:

    C’mon cc it’s effing Molina!!!

  142. Countryclub says:

    Is anyone watching the game on the MLB channel? I have the Yes broadcast but Spanish announcers.

  143. smurfy says:

    David Phelps anyone?

  144. Countryclub says:

    Joe west is awful

  145. Cuso says:

    Not sure why they’d add an older guy to the booth. Pinella sounds like a granny (woman that became a man – not the reverse).

  146. Dela G says:

    Swisher with the extreme range!

  147. Sean A says:


  148. Needed Pitching says:

    Swish showing off his Field tool

  149. smurfy says:

    Swish turned on the afterburnes!

  150. Cuso says:

    How do you walk Molina?

  151. Monterowasdinero says:

    Ibanez hitting, Swish on D. I’m ready for Jeter’s range up the middle!

  152. Karl Krawfid says:

    I want fat CC back. Now.

  153. Havok9120 says:

    SUN Sports is so, so bad. They’re getting somewhat more bearable as the game progresses though.

    You people can complain about Sweet Lou all you want, but I’ll call you spoiled when you do.

  154. Karl Krawfid says:

    2 bloop hits man.

  155. Brent says:

    Story of the game: A Rod’s defense.

  156. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    Crisis averted

  157. smurfy says:

    good reaction, A-rod. Whew, CC can retire honorably. Nice slider to get Pena.

  158. CS Yankee says:

    Is it time for: LoSoRoMO?

  159. Countryclub says:

    I’m glad they’re warming Wade up. He looked great in ST. Wait…what?

  160. Needed Pitching says:


  161. Havok9120 says:

    I guess these two women being interviewed is our reward for dealing with the SunSports broadcast?

    There are certainly worse rewards.

  162. flamingo says:

    That was nice.

  163. smurfy says:

    Lou is showing the years, not very good synch, but he has had some good comments. Mainly Coney is getting plenty airtime, to balance him out.

    Wow, great play by Gardner and Cano, what a tag! Balancing out CC.

  164. Hall and Nokes says:

    Shame on Jennings for thinking no left fielder could get to that in time.

  165. jay destro says:

    i love baseball, you guys.

  166. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    (cough) Gardner should have won a gold glove award last year (cough)

  167. RetroRob says:

    I just love it when the Yankees take advantage of the Rays’ overly aggressive nature on the bases, and it seems to happen just about every game

    Maddon’s a good manager, but he gets a free pass that other managers don’t.

    • smurfy says:

      but Jennings was right that time. That was fantastic coverage and throwing, and tagging.

      • RetroRob says:

        He was safe, but he was out. Close plays have to be factored into the equation because on the bang-bang play, the call can go against you.

        My point has more to do with Maddon’s management style. The opinion is whatever he does is great, and it’s not. He runs his teams into outs, and a team only gets 27 of them.

        • smurfy says:

          yeah, I knew you were speaking more macro. But bad example, since (against a lesser fielder, but even test Gardy) and three times out of four, he’d have been in there easy. But the whol premise of aggresive on the basepaths is a gamble between shake-up success and depressing flop. Seems to usually play their way, like earlier to stay out of double play, men on 1st and 2cd, tailor made, but Jeter to first. The bunt , men on 1sr and 3rd: didn’t work, not well done, but didn’t hurt rally toomuch, coulda scored the tying run.

  168. Ro says:

    Brett Gardner: “fuck UZR”

  169. Karl Krawfid says:

    What a pathetic at bat by Swish

  170. smurfy says:

    wow, Maddon figures to play seriously from the start. Another pitcher? Is it the 6th?

  171. CS Yankee says:

    Maddon picking up the slack for LaRussa.

  172. I Collect Brett Gardner Cards says:

    huge AB for gardy.

    i don’t feel comfy with a run lead for the SO portion of the SoRoMO connection

  173. smurfy says:

    stupid to have a best player text poll now, the gam’e still at issue. oes YES get a cut on the text message rates?

  174. smurfy says:

    the bases loaded for Jeter. Ooh, Maddon managed a bad split.

  175. smurfy says:

    damn! McGee handled him well. Maddon gets a pass, good lefty there.

  176. smurfy says:

    did you hear Bob Lorenz on the O’s – Twins, fly to right centerfield wall, where Do – mit missed it!

    • Freddy Garcia's 86 mph Heat says:

      He did that in a ST game against the Twins too.

      • smurfy says:

        he was hoping yo weren’t listening thattime, like I wasn’t.

        • smurfy says:

          on the other hand, maybe Doumit is that kind of rightfielder. I heard he was an offensive catcher. Can only hope the Twins’ announcer doesn’t catch the habit, or the pitching staff.

  177. Dela G says:

    Stop throwing the damn slider

  178. Dela G says:

    great great double play

  179. aRX says:

    *breathes a sigh of relief*

  180. Dino Velvet says:

    Pretty good game, huh?

    This is why the AL East is awesome.

  181. Dela G says:

    is this new meredith girl hot? i haven’t seen her

  182. smurfy says:

    ahooow! Foul, fie!

  183. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    Ugh, foul home runs suck.

  184. Karl Krawfid says:

    Just horrible man. Did the same thing in the ALDS against the tigers.

  185. smurfy says:

    ouch, Swish. He out-patiented you. That was high.

  186. Tom Q says:

    Not to complain too much on a day the team’s poised to win, but…they’re truly in mid-season LOB form, aren’t they?

  187. Cuso says:

    New season; same story. Swisher stinks.

  188. Johnny says:

    I’m worried about Robertson to Pena. We’ll see what happens.

  189. smurfy says:

    Wow, Robertson just missed the corner twice.

  190. Needed Pitching says:

    DRob getting squeezed

  191. Karl Krawfid says:

    Bullshit right down the middle.

  192. JMK says:

    How does Joe West still have a job? The Rays have had a shit-ton of calls go against them as well today.

  193. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    Shift backfires, awesome.

  194. smurfy says:

    man, Pena’s was right where Jete usually plays, but we had the semi-shift on. Out-guessing Maddon is maddoning.

  195. smurfy says:

    great strikeout. I think Houdini lives.

  196. JMK says:

    Wow, Maddon is ballsy as hell.

  197. JMK says:

    WTF, Maddon? I don’t understand that at all.

  198. Karl Krawfid says:

    2 dumb Joes in one game.

    This is amazing.

  199. cjc says:

    umm Genius?

  200. smurfy says:

    Molina just messed up Maddon’s strategy.

  201. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    Thanks for the laughs, Maddon.

  202. Hall and Nokes says:

    hahaha epic

  203. mustang says:

    Wow that was stupid.

  204. lance bass says:


  205. JMK says:

    Can you guys imagine what this thread would look like if Girardi pulled those two twisted ideas?

  206. Karl Krawfid says:

    D-Rob chea!!!

  207. smurfy says:

    Wahoo, Robertson!

  208. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    There you go, D-Rob. That’s why you’re on my fantasy team.

  209. Needed Pitching says:

    Harry F’ing Houdini

  210. Sabathiasgut says:

    Grown effin man!

  211. mustang says:

    Houdini lives with a little help from his assistance Mr. Maddon.

  212. mustang says:

    Not a bad day for the old man.


  213. Virgil Earp says:

    Spotted a 3-0 count and he just stands there. We need Gardner to be productive.

  214. smurfy says:

    Reckon Mo’s got butterflies?

  215. Cuso says:

    Joe West is pretty much a dirtbag

  216. Karl Krawfid says:

    lol @ that little kid

  217. Karl Krawfid says:

    Turning this shit off.

  218. Virgil Earp says:

    Mariano might not have it this year. What a way to lose.

  219. mustang says:

    ok that sucked

  220. Hall and Nokes says:

    well…early start for WWWMW

  221. Kostas says:

    Waste of a good game.

  222. smurfy says:

    sheiss! The Yankees’ first big test: will they fight back?

  223. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    Mariano is appealing to the home crowd.

  224. Cuso says:

    All the LOB and Drob lettiing the lineup turn over inn the 8th led to this

  225. Virgil Earp says:

    Here’s Girardi over managing again. Cost us in the 1st inning and wouldn’t be surprised if this blows up as well.

  226. Greg says:

    If this division comes down to a game…

  227. Pasqua says:

    Being this frustrated on Opening Day just feels so, so wrong…

  228. Dino Velvet says:

    you. can’t. predict. baseball.

  229. Jimmy McNulty says:

    Am I to late to join the panic?

  230. lance bass says:

    thats it, season over.

  231. mustang says:

    oh well

  232. Karl Krawfid says:

    Pena’s first career hit off of Mo.

    Fuck this game.

  233. Ethan says:


  234. smurfy says:

    who do the Rays play next in the playoffs?

    • JoeG says:

      Well it wont be the Marlins, I can tell you that.. They were mathematically eliminated 2 games into the season…

  235. Virgil Earp says:

    We’re in trouble

  236. Adam says:

    Damn you thin CC. Where has fat CC gone?

  237. Needed Pitching says:

    well that just sucks

  238. Dave M says:

    well thats baseball for ya..un-freaking-believable

  239. Pasqua says:

    Can I haz do-over, plz?

  240. Greg says:

    Same thing that happened last year. Yankees failing to add tack on runs. Now I cant watch sports the rest of the day.

  241. Dave M says:

    ahhhhh!!! Rivera is done! I want Robertson closing!

  242. Ethan says:

    Waited 5 months for baseball, and first game like this. Seriously sucks

  243. JMK says:

    Before everyone goes incontinent, may I remind you all there are still 161 games left in the season. Besides, this kind of stuff is going to happen from time to time – it’s baseball, there is no such thing as perfection. And there’s nothing to suggest the end is near.

    Now, please continue your mouth-shitting.

    • Greg says:

      I don’t care if there are 161 games left. We have to live through all of them.

    • Bo Knows says:

      We know that but you really have to say “the fuck was going on girardi’s head”

      • JMK says:

        Would I have issued intentional walks? No, definitely not. But what would you have suggested for the 9th? Not sending Mo out there? You had a lead runner on 3rd with no outs; loading the bases and increasing the chances of making more outs per play was really the only call.

        Mo wasn’t sharp, obviously. That happens. He blew five saves last year. He’ll probably do that again this year – maybe more, maybe less. Just because it happened on the first game doesn’t mean it’s a trend.

        Basically, shit happens – panicking after a single (!) game is just foolish.

        Go out, drink some beer, forget about it. There are tons more opportunities for you to celebrate beautiful plays, and depending on your fan vantage, just as many to be hopelessly incensed for no good reason.

    • Pasqua says:


  244. Kostas says:

    If you let Carlos Pena beat you, you should be embarrassed… Traditional Yankee style today. LOB FAIL.

  245. I'm sexy and I Cano it says:

    On the bright side, MEREDITH MARAKOVITS POST GAME!!!!

  246. Adam says:

    Last year I didn’t start getting upset about losses until August. It was so much better. I highly advise that for anyone who is pissed about today.

    • Greg says:

      Again, if this division comes down to a game…

      That’s the difference year. We have to win the division.

      • Pasqua says:

        If the division comes down to one game, it’ll be just as easy to point to any one of the 60+ losses that are still to come this season, Greg. Holy shit.

        • Greg says:

          Technically true, but this is one that should have been in the win column. WE need to steal game that we shouldn’t win to even it out.

          And its not just that we lost. It’s that we looked like the same team from last year. We didn’t have a hit past the fifth inning? No tack on runs.

          • lance bass says:

            its baseball lol. 6 runs isn’t good enough? doesnt matter when the runs come. 6 runs should be more than enough to win.

          • smurfy says:

            You’re right, Greg. That seems a weakness. They did big work, but then the fire went out.

    • Dave M says:

      exactly..thats what I always do..its a long season no need to get worked up over every game until it truly matters

  247. forensic says:

    Retiring one year too late…

  248. cjc says:

    Pena must be so stoked to be back in the Al east he has no career if he can’t face the yankees 19 times

  249. Dante Bichette rules says:

    Just 4 thinks to say about todays game. 1. Girardi sucks. 2. CC is our ace? 3. Granderson and Texeira can you please bunt sometimes just to avoid the shift? 4. Mariano looks like 42 years old today.

  250. Kostas says:

    Hard to say. He manages with it up his ass 90% of the time. Maybe the next game he will start the game off with an IBB. Jackass move, that was.

  251. your mom says:

    Fuck the Rays.

  252. Virgil Earp says:

    There’s just no excuse for Girardi demanding that his ace intentionally walk Sean Rodriguez in the 1st inning just to set up a lefty lefty matchup. We need to dump that clown and his binder. Hire David Cone as manager.

  253. forensic says:

    Zobrist is now 3-3 with 1 double and 2 triples against Mo. What the hell?

  254. Jerome S. says:

    I can finally catch the game! What’d I miss?

  255. Mykey says:

    Well that was the most absurd game I’ve ever seen. I’m not even mad. Just confused.

  256. Fred Flinstone says:

    let me hit behind arod

  257. Captain Gift Basket says:

    Looks like the Yanks begin the season just like they ended last year’s with terrible situational hitting.

    Still dumbfounded how they could trade a young hitting talent like Montero when their lineup has Captain Groundout and Private Popup up to their ol’ ways again.

    Let’s bring out the “It’s only a loss in April” trolls. New season, new rules. Yanks can’t afford to “throw” the division in hopes of a weaker opponent anymore.

  258. Zack says:

    Sounds cold but as putrid as the offense was..Mo was given a lead to protect..and failed to do so.

  259. Ethan says:

    It’s pretty incredible how annoyed i get over one of these games. Especially since the actual players are already over it i’m sure.

  260. Zack says:

    Mo is the fourth closer to blow a lead and the game so far this opening day weekend.

  261. depressed joe says:

    This loss ruined my day.

    I finished all my work early just so I could watch the game. And for it to end that way. My god, I’m so depressed.

    I don’t think I should watch baseball anymore if it makes me feel like this.

    • Dino Velvet says:

      The game of life is hard to play
      I’m gonna lose it anyway
      The losing card I’ll someday lay
      so this is all I have to say.

      That suicide is painless
      It brings on many changes
      and I can take or leave it if I please.

  262. jayd808 says:

    After watching the Sawks lose their opener, the thought had occurred, well nothing that bad could happen to us. Watching Mo lose is never easy, maybe more shocking.

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