Game 101 Spillover Thread


The last thread is moving slowly, so let’s start a fresh one. Let’s go walk-off win.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. Mike Axisa says:

    This working better?

  2. MartinRanger says:

    Seriously when did Aceves learn to throw in the mid-90s?

    Granderson is actually all or nothing right now.

  3. Dino Velvet says:

    listening to these announcers as the wring their hands over the red sox is sickening.

    • smurfy says:

      at least they don’t focus on the nasty Yankees these days, but, yeah, guessing the RS Nation needs some support, commercially, the network is interested. Look what’s happening to Philly.

  4. Hummingbird S. says:

    one awful AB after another from Granderson..

  5. captain kiwi says:

    ack. was hoping grandy would negate the need for a spillover thread. ah well.

  6. Mike N says:

    Am I drunk, or did Curtis just hug the bat boy??

  7. JonS says:

    I was so hoping we could walk-off on Aceves. For some reason, I hate him inexplicably.

  8. Mr. Pink says:

    Sigh. Why did we let go of Aceves again? He sure would’ve looked nice in our pen or rotation. It might’ve been a small move but Aceves has saved our 20 games for Boston.

  9. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Dammed grandy no redemtion for you

  10. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Roger Waters The Wall stage indent still in center field. Nice…

  11. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Tebow and sanchez struggle in camp
    Wow the Jets are going to be a giant
    Train wreck this year.

  12. Mike N says:

    These fucking announcers so want the Red Socks to win, you can hear the desperation in their voices.

  13. Mike Stanley says:

    First extra-inning game at home this year?

  14. MartinRanger says:

    Throw strikes.

  15. Has Phelps ever worked back to back days? Also he threw 33 pitches yesterday…so he’s probably only good for an inning. At least the rest of the bull pen should be good for an inning or so.

  16. MartinRanger says:

    D-Rob I love you but NOT NOW.

  17. Mike Stanley says:

    LOL @ not pinch running this guy

  18. Mr. Pink says:

    I’m ready for a D-Rob implosion. In 3-2-1…

  19. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    wtf DRob

  20. smurfy says:

    guess that was an effective no-bunt pitch.

  21. that’s a foul tip. it hit the bat.

  22. MartinRanger says:

    That hit the bat. Not even close to the elbow.

  23. Mike Stanley says:

    He WANTED to pull it back. But he didn’t.


  24. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:


  25. Get Phelps Up says:

    Come on umps…eject Valentine and be done with this.

  26. smurfy says:

    Tino: “and all you see is a bunch of bodies.”

  27. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Get the clown off the field already.

  28. Karl Krawfid says:

    Boring ass game. Come on.

  29. I was told by an umpire when I was a kid that if the ball hits your hand while you’ve got it run up for a bunt it’s part of the bat, and therefore is a foul ball and not a HBP.

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      Exactly!!!! He never moved the bat back until the ball hit his hand. That was the correct call imo despite the NSPN shit!

    • captain kiwi says:

      yeah. i have no idea why the booth keeps crying for the sox. “oh, just another thing not going the sox way.” fuck.

  30. Mr. Pink says:

    I hate Bobby V’s face. He looks like a beedy eyed pedophile. Also for once can you not fucking put the whole opposing team on base D-Rob!

  31. Mike N says:


  32. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Just knew that fucking scrub would beat them.

  33. Cy Pettitte says:

    breaking news: choking losers lose again.

  34. MartinRanger says:


  35. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    D-Rob has no command, go to the pen plz

  36. Hummingbird S. says:

    excellent choke job by Robertson..

  37. Maurice says:

    Josh Beckett wanted to get ejected so he could eat some fried chicken

  38. Andy says:

    This giraffe of a baseball player has to stop beating us

  39. The Troll says:

    That was . . . extremely predictable.

  40. MartinRanger says:

    I’m not feeling the walkoff. Mostly because I’m too angry about Pedro fricking Ciriaco.

  41. Get Phelps Up says:

    Pedro Ciriaco can die in a fire.

  42. Karl Krawfid says:


  43. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    I really enjoyed the part where DRob walked Saltalamacchia.

    • Cy Pettitte says:

      for me that was a close second to giving up the game winning hit to the immortal Pedro Ciriaco, he of the career .299 OBP in the minors

  44. Brian S. says:

    Fuck Robertson.

  45. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Need a bloop and a blast

  46. Matty Ice says:

    Fuck Pedro Ciraco. At least we won’t have to see him in the playoffs.

    Let’s go boys, walk off here.

  47. Widget says:

    facepalm. what a weird two games. Frustrating to come back only to watch them lose to the power or PEDRO CIRIACO!!!!!!!!!

    I can’t wait for the local boston media to talk about how Valentine’s ejection spurned them to victory.

  48. Mr. Pink says:

    This is what happens when D-Rob doesn’t somehow wiggle out of jams. The gimmick is done with. He has to learn how not to always make things interesting if he’s going to continue to be the 8th inning guy.

  49. overratedsoriano says:

    pls gucking hit a homerun and not make this any close in the bottom of the 9th.

  50. Tom says:

    0-2 pitch to Middlebrooks was the killer. That guy will swing at anything, at 0-2 that pitch should have been nowhere close to the strikezone.

    Hopefully the Yankees can get that run back.

  51. Anthony says:

    It really is unexplainable how this Ciriaco kid does so well.

  52. Athenian says:

    Can’t pitch the “8th inning guy” in the 10th and expect to win. DRob the walk machine.

  53. wow says:

    just wow at this team right now.

  54. Karl Krawfid says:

    Hey this could be yet another 1 run loss!

  55. Billy says:

    Trade D-Rob, Granderson and Hughes for J.Upton and D.Hudson. Chokers have no place on this team.

  56. Mr. Pink says:

    Has Robertson completely abandoned his curveball? I can’t remember the last time I’ve seen him throw it. Lately he’s been all fastball and cutter.

  57. Maurice says:

    What kinda fucking fans are those? Take the fucking ball from him

  58. Brian S. says:

    Fucking pussy ass fans catch that foul ball!

  59. FIPster Doofus says:

    Knock the fucking ball out of his glove, you stupid fans.

  60. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Somebody go punch those lame fans in the face.

  61. Ichy and Irok hello to number 28 says:

    Man we cant get a foul

  62. Hummingbird S. says:

    weak stuff from the fans.. need to get that ball

  63. Mr. Pink says:

    Way to give Sweeney a clear path Yankee fans. Wow.

  64. The Real Greg says:

    Well, the Red Sox will now be loved by media again.

    Thanks alot Robertson. You could have buried them this weekend.

  65. MartinRanger says:

    They are actually swinging for the short porch every single swing.

  66. Billy says:

    Damn Teix aka Jessica Parker stop huffin and pufin hit the damn bal

  67. Billy says:


  68. Widget says:

    Why even bother Cano? Do you have something better to do?

  69. Cano goes 0-for the day his agent comes out and says he’s worth 10 years. I know one game means statistically nothing, but that is kind of funny.

  70. Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

    Ibanez now, right?

  71. captain kiwi says:

    THAT is a hbp espn. you friggin’ idiots.

  72. MartinRanger says:

    That’s what an HBP looks like. It actually hits the body, not the bat.

    Okay time to make them pay.

  73. Hummingbird S. says:

    It’s amazing to me that the Yankees can’t retire a quad-A player like Ciriaco and lose games because of that

  74. Athenian says:

    This team is playing like they did in May. Yuck. But game over. Blew a winnable series.

  75. Mr. Pink says:

    Cano is going out of his element. Swinging and missing a whole lot more. Not going the other way. I miss 2010 Cano. Let him walk if he’s going to continue to have no plate discipline and try to pull everything. That’s not who he is.

    • MartinRanger says:

      Cano is having the best season of his career. By a long shot.

    • RkyMtnYank says:

      Cano goes through these cycles. As soon as he starts hitting well he starts swinging at everything until he’s slumping and becomes more selective again.

  76. The Troll says:

    Worst few weeks of baseball I can remember in a long time.

  77. Brian S. says:

    Come on Obanez you crazy whore!

  78. MartinRanger says:

    I’m going to throw up. These last two games have been as bad as the Yankees have played all season.

  79. Hummingbird S. says:

    straight FB in Ibanez happy zone and he doesnt swing… they are missing a bunch of fastballs right down the pipe

  80. Billy says:

    Cano + Sanchez for Upton

  81. Karl Krawfid says:

    What a massive choke job by this team man.

  82. Billy says:

    ESPN guys about to cream their pants

  83. Brian S. says:

    All this stress is making my right testicle sore.

  84. Anthony says:

    So ironic that Martin is carrying the offense tonight. Where is everyone?????

  85. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    I’ve started my “How many times are they going to say this game has turned the season around?” count. I’m already at 1, and the game isn’t even technically over yet.

  86. FIPster Doofus says:


  87. MartinRanger says:

    Well that sucked.

    Show up in the Orioles series, boys.

  88. Brian S. says:

    This team fucking chokes. Cashman needs to get Headley.

  89. Cy Pettitte says:

    way to play down to a .500 teams level. this should have been an easy sweep but nope.

  90. Anthony says:

    Pump that fist Aceves, you now own a .500 record.

  91. Hummingbird S. says:

    This team needs to get back to winning and playing good baseball soon. This has been a horrible stretch.

  92. Maurice says:

    on the bright side, boston still won’t make the postseason. the streak will go to 3

    • Maurice says:


      • overratedsoriano says:

        even if we make it, we will win nothing against good pitching…looking forward to a loss to the angels in the division series.

        Give red sox some credit, they have scored as many runs/ game as yanks with all the injury, if their starters start playing like they care, they sure would be as good as us.

  93. The Real Greg says:

    I told you guys ESPN and Joe Buck and MLB NEtwork will go crazy for them.

    Well done Yankees. You could have buried them and you failed.

  94. sigh…all well. That was a ball buster, but still we have a sizable division lead, I have the utmost confidence in this team to win the division. Especially with some moves at the deadline.

    • The Real Greg says:

      No Raul.

      I’m pissed. How I can I trust this team to win a division when they can’t even beat the last place team AT HOME?

      You saw what Joe Buck said yesterday about comparing them to the Cardinals. Now ESPN and MLB Network will join the run for the miracle.

      • Bunt Gardner says:

        You realize ESPN doesn’t control who wins the division, right? This isn’t NCAA football rankings.

      • Greg, let me let you in on a little secret:

        This isn’t politics where you need public opinion behind you to win. It makes no difference what the media says about the Red Sox. They are still a .500 team with a great offense and a pretty bad pitching staff that caught us while we are ice cold. Before the game yesterday they literally had a 1% chance of winning the division and a 26% chance of making the wildcard. Who gives a fuck what the media says, they are still a not great team.

  95. Get Phelps Up says:

    Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco. Fuck Pedro Ciriaco.

    Need I go on?

  96. captain kiwi says:

    i want to punch ciriaco back to a normal neck length. god i hate that guy.

  97. Mr. Pink says:

    A walk off would’ve been great but given the shitty way they’ve been playing it seems like the world to ask for. Beaten inexplicably by Felix Doubront and Pedro Ciriaco again. If I had a dollar for everytime they Yankees let themselves get beat by scrubs I’d have a yacht. Also why the fuck did Cashman let Aceves go? He’s fucking awesome and was huge for us in 08-09. Then a little back issue and bam he’s helping our rivals win games.

  98. overratedsoriano says:

    It is hard to see how this team will beat a good pitching team in the post season. Just home runs and bucket loads of inconsistency wont get us anywhere. The red sox team is much better than us…if their two starters start showing up we are toast.

  99. stuart a says:

    I know why they got Ichiro. his clutchness fits right in line with the rest of the crew.

    Cano play tonight? His AB’s were pathetic……

    another bad loss on a game they should have won.

    their offense is very avg. robertson with a leadoff walk comes back to haunt him .walking saltalammachia is hard to do. 4 pitches not even close.

    back to back games they blew……granderson botched a routine play and robertson did not do his job………….

    offense is in a coma…. hard to watch this offense… day in and day out they are so unclutch it is hard to fathom…………

  100. DT says:

    Oh no the sky is falling.

  101. Kevin says:

    Worst two losses of the season by far. Yesterday and today we tied it and for what?!
    THis team is going NOWHERE in the playoffs,NOWHERE!

    • Brian S. says:

      Tigers upgrade. Angels upgrade. White Sox upgrade. The Yankees need a god damn upgrade.

      • Widget says:

        Liriano is not an upgrade.

      • DT says:

        Tiger “upgrade” because they are second in their division (infante suck btw, and Sanchez is an average starer), same with Angel. Lirano is terrible, so he’s not an upgrade. The Yanks are on top of the division looking down despite injuries.

      • Get Phelps Up says:

        The Yankees upgrades are Alex Rodriguez, Joba Chamberlain and Andy Pettitte.

      • The Troll says:

        So true.

      • Mr. Pink says:

        Cash is afraid of trading unproven prospects for an impact player. Fuck him. He’ll just turn around and trade them later on for a pitcher with a bad shoulder. He didn’t want to include Nunez, the scrubby of the scrubbiest players, and that cost us Cliff Lee. Now where is Nunez? Banished to AAA! I really feel like the Yankee brass is too content with being first place and having the best record and all. That stuff is nice and all. But it’s obvious that this team has second glaring holes. We could use a starting pitcher, 3rd baseman, and maybe a GOOD bullpen arm.

    • DT says:

      They showed they can come back in games that look lost. Plus 2 games is not indicative how they’ll preform in the play offs since the two losses were due to some really shitty breaks.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

      Holy overreaction. Go root for the Red Sox.

    • Bunt Gardner says:

      Well, since you capitalized “nowhere”….

  102. Billy says:

    At this point if you the GM you gotta think outside the box. Team is really struggling. If I were Cash I would get Posada out of retirment and stick him at C. Real clutch hitter. Step 2 is to trade Cano (OVERATED) for a good closer who will get the job done until Mo is out.

  103. wow says:

    I really hope something is done about our offense at the deadline. I don’t see how you expect to win consistently with this lineup.

  104. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Can we at the very, very least admit that the Yankees are not playing well?

    Sometimes I think the “optimistic” posters bend over backwards to try and avoid saying that we’re playing bad.

    We are. It’s not a big deal yet, but if we keep playing like this eventually it’ll be a problem.

    Will we keep playing like this? Probably not. But I’m tired pretending that everything is still chipper. We’re not scoring a lot (yes, yes, one ten run game aside), our bullpen hasn’t been able to shut teams down lately, we got swept by Oakland, lost two of three to the Red Sox, and BARELY pulled 2 of 3 from awful Seattle.

    Everything isn’t great right now, and yeah, I’m getting a LITTLE concerned.

    • captain kiwi says:

      i think we all agree the yanks are not playing well right now, but… it’s right now. the way some of these people are going off, you’d think that we’re in not in 1st the al east. 3-7 over the last 10 sucks, HARD, but it’s no reason for concern just yet. or at least, THIS much concern. seriously, someone suggested cano for upton.

    • Bunt Gardner says:

      Sure, they’ve not been playing well for a few games. Every team goes through these period throughout the year. However, the overreaction on this board the past two days has gotten ridiculous. I think that is what “optimistic” posters are combating. They are still in first with a healthy lead, so why not remain optimistic?

      • Tom Q says:

        I’m not even sure “not playing well” is the right phrase, unless you equate all losing to not playing well. The Yankees have continued to get mostly strong starting pitching; they’ve come back late in a number of games; they’ve just lost an inordinate number of close ones (including, what — five one-run games?). I’d view that as more ill luck that not playing well…and something that was probably inevitable after that month or so when it seemed like they couldn’t lose.

        • Bunt Gardner says:

          Oh, sure, I would go along with that. I wasn’t really comfortable throwing out “not playing well” to begin with.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:

        Sure. But yesterday there was a big debate on whether or not the Yankees were sliding or not.

        I don’t really care about yesterday’s debate so much specifically, there was nothing too interesting about it. But is it safe to say that yeah, we’re sliding? I don’t think that statement is really a stretch at this point now.

        • Bunt Gardner says:

          A slide, rough patch, bump in the schedule, etc…to me, it really doesn’t matter how you phrase it. I don’t think it’s permanent or anything to be stressed over at this point.

  105. teddy says:

    giradri needs to go f himself, no reason to pull soriano. giradri didn’t play to win

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

      and if Soriano stayed in and gave up a run, you’d be here saying:

      giradri needs to go f himself, robertson should have been pitching. giradri didn’t play to win

    • DT says:

      Robertson was screwed over by a seeing eye grounder and a bloop hit…

  106. Karl Krawfid says:

    Where the hell is the A-Rod hater at?

  107. MartinRanger says:

    It’s nice to have an eight game lead in the loss column.

    Where this team goes in the playoffs is entirely dependent on whether they play well in October. They aren’t playing well now. It happens.

  108. MartinRanger says:

    The Red Sox will go back to being battered by the Tigers, and the Yanks will beat the Orioles.

    And all will be right with the world.

    I’m still f*cking pissed, but seriously.

  109. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Now the other end of the spectrum:

    Would everybody care this much if the team wasn’t the Red Sox? I highly doubt it. In the end, a last place team took two of 3 from a first place team. But at the end of the day a last place team took 2 of 3 from a first place team. The Red Sox are still in no position to make any sort of run, the Yankees are still far in first place, and the odds are we’re going to start playing a lot better very quickly.

    So the ultra-negatives need to get a grip too. We’re still in very good position.

    • DT says:

      People forget the Sox have a good offense despite their pitching. The Yankees also were able come back twice versus their good pen.

    • Rocky Road Redemption says:

      I repeated one sentence twice. Let’s just assume it’s for emphasis.

    • Brian S. says:

      The Red Sox are four games out of a Wild Card. One of the Angels/Rangers will surely be one of the teams in the WC game but they are good enough to beat out Chicago/Tampa/Detroit/Oakland/Toronto for the last spot.

    • Evan3457 says:

      And not even a real “last place team”; a .500 last place team. And an arch-rival. Playing for their lives now.

  110. pistol pete says:

    Our offense sucks. Girardi needs to adjust the lineup. He needs to move Ichiro to the 1 hole followed by Jeter Cano Tex and Grandy. It makes the lineup longer and eliminates the lefty in front of your no 3 hitter that makes for an easy switch to the leftys late in games. I’d rather have Cano vs the lefty’s late instead of Granderson even though Cano hasn’t had a great year vs leftys career wise he’s far better than Grandy. We need power in the 5 hole and Grandy would be perfect. Six thru 9 would be Swish Ibanez martin and Nix. He’s got to do something to balance out the lineup without ARod.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      Good idea, give the 11th best hitter on the roster the most at-bats. Put Ichiro in the leadoff spot and they’ll score even fewer runs, or did you miss the three times he made the final out of the inning with men on base tonight?

      • pistol pete says:

        Ichiro would get invigorted and add speed at the top of the order. We’ve got to find a way to get Grandy out of the 2 hole hitting only 250 and a liability late in games vs leftys and get Cano to the 3 hole and leave him there instead of jerking our best hitter around the lineup everyday. Grandy is a power hitter with speed and would be awesome at No 5.

        • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

          Ichiro at the top of the order doesn’t help unless he can figure out a way to steal first.
          Ichiro is an awful hitter at this point of his career. He’s hitting where he should be – though ideally he wouldn’t be hitting at all vs. LHP.
          Cano is by far their best hitter. They should arrange the lineup so he has people in front of him who get on base alot. Batting Ichiro first with Cano third means Cano is going to come up with the bases empty an awful lot.

  111. Billy says:

    Philly is having a fire sale. I think we can trade them Cano and Roberson for Utley and Papelbon. Utley is a proven CLUTCH hitter and Papelbon showed tht he can get it done on the big stage. Philly gets a 2b with a serius attitude problem but they already have a douche on thier team named C.Lee so maybe they can be friends. And I think Robertson is very cheap so thats a bonus for them

  112. Targetbuilder says:

    That was f$#@in’ pathetic!!! These guys can’t buy a base hit when they need it!! In batting practice, instead of putting a “show” on for the fans and knocking the ball out of the park, they need to practice how to hit line drive base hits for average!! Then maybe they wouldn’t leave 9 or 10 runners stranded in scoring position every f$#@in’ night!!

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

      They hit .286 with RISP in today’s game, and stranded exactly 4 runners in scoring position. But 4 is almost 9 or 10.

    • Evan3457 says:

      I thought Russell Martin got a base hit when they really needed it, “to the wonderment of all”.

  113. stuart a says:

    the yanks need hitting not pitching. they need to make a big move which there is no chance they will make. they need justin upton… they need some youth, some speed, something new.

    no chance they will make a big move. they will send out the senior citizen all for nothing hitters. they will live or die via the homerun and there is a high probability they will die in the playoffs with this 1 dimensional team. we are talking the 2nd from the bottom hitting with RISP, that is a formula for failure……

    arod, ichiro, cano, swisher, they all suck with RISP. Tex has been better lately but not exactly Hack WIlson……

    Kuroda will feel at home since he pitch for the low scoring DOdgers for 4 years…. Glad nespn is happy with the sux win. man you think the middlebrooks call was the worse call of all time and a no doubter… I thought he did not get his bat out of the way but I guess I am delusional……

    robertson just to wild to be a lock down guy. lives on the high wire by striking everyone out a long term bad formula……..

    ciriaco hitting 500 + against them, that is a joke………

  114. Watching the highlights on ESPN…”Russel Martin got all kinds of swag” when the fuck did sports casting turn into listening to a 12yo talk about sports?

  115. pistol pete says:

    Need to make a move at the deadline, need a bat, call Philly again about Wiggington they’re out 12 1/2 in the WC and even though Polonco is hurt they might move him he’s useless to them the next 2 mos and a free agent at the end of the year.

  116. stuart a says:

    ichiro hitting 160 or so with RISP, man that is hard for a guy who does not strike out……………WOW

  117. stuart a says:

    wigginton sucks. they need a bigger and bolder move then that.

    wigginton is a bad fielding Chavez….bad idea…they need a guy who is under 30, can move, and has upside…….

  118. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Hey, I’m now watching “Friends”. Anybody keeping up with the “This game has turned the season around!” count?

    • Bunt Gardner says:

      What channel is Friends on?

      • Kramerica Industries says:

        It’s on Nick right now, at least where I am.

        Wait a sec, why the fuck are we all watching that show? The only thing it does for me is grind my snarkiness into a knife sharp enough to tear through steak.

        • Rocky Road Redemption says:

          On a personal note, I actually disagree with more or less everything it implicitly seems to support. I just think it’s funny.

          • Kramerica Industries says:

            Fair enough.

            Kramer and S1-5 Chandler are two of my biggest influences I have ever watched. Hilarity.

            Other than that, I never have, and never will, understand the female POV’s on the show. Then again, that’s because I’m a male supremacist by nature.

            • Rocky Road Redemption says:

              Seinfeld is the second best sitcom of all time, beaten only by I Love Lucy.

              • Kramerica Industries says:

                I could watch Seinfeld and Frasier all day long.

                As it is, I’ve lately been watching those two for three hours between 2:00-5:00 AM. I Love Lucy actually comes on after that (on Hallmark), I just have never gotten into it.

                Not sure why that is. I’m not afraid to indulge in sitcoms that are well-received. That’s how I got so sucked into Seinfeld in the first place.

                • Rocky Road Redemption says:

                  I watch it at around 10:30 on I believe TVland.

                  Desi Arnaz is an awesome actor. And the dude who plays Fred is a terrible actor, but it works because as a character he’s great. The show’s writers were superb.

                  As for Seinfeld, IMO literally the ONLY bad episodes were the finale series. Every single other episode was gold. My personal favorite is “The Pitch”.

                  • Kramerica Industries says:

                    Season four was loaded.

                    Seasons seven and nine, especially nine, I could’ve done without. Just wasn’t the same show, really, after Elaine’s hair was redone. Almost like a line of demarcation.

                    But that’s all relative. Seinfeld’s worst episodes were better than many other show’s best episodes.

        • Bunt Gardner says:

          It’s become my go-to “white noise” program.

      • Rocky Road Redemption says:


        • Kramerica Industries says:

          Since we’re on the topic, first five seasons >>>>>>>> and maybe > the last five seasons.

          Fortunately, the first five have been on in recent weeks. IMO, character development yielded some horrific results by the end of the series.

          • Rocky Road Redemption says:

            I never watched it too often, so I can’t really say. It’s a funny show, I didn’t watch it enough to really make much of a distinction between the better and worse seasons.

            • Kramerica Industries says:

              Well, what I said there isn’t exactly an unpopular opinion, given what I’ve heard and read elsewhere.

              It is an unpopular opinion of mine that the linking of Monica and Chandler was bad for the show. Chandler’s fantastic wit was lost to history shortly thereafter. And even in episodes that generally dislike, I would watch just to listen to him.

              No homo or anything. I just find Matthew Perry and the character of Chandler to be fan-fucking-tastic. Better than anyone else on the show, actor or character.

  119. Will says:

    I see it’s attack of the Steve Karsay brigade tonight (meaning, rose-colored late-90s glasses that retroactively inflate the abilities of crappy players on previous WS-winning Yankee teams…see also Brosiusians).

  120. Ok so the Yankees aren’t winning at a .700 pace anymore, any logical fan knew this was going to happen and we were going to regress a bit. Does it kind of sting a bit that it was/is against a red hot Athletic group(that we thought was terrible), and the Sox? Absolutely. But let’s get real. We are not a terrible team. We still have the best record in the AL, with a top end rotation and line up. Could the line up use an upgrade? Sure. Does it desperately need one because otherwise we are guaranteed to loose in the playoffs otherwise. No, you can’t know that, neither could I. As of right now we have as good of a chance as anybody to win the World series.

    • wow says:

      The pitching, yeah that’s a strength right now. I’m not worried about that. Bullpen, fine I guess. But to say we have as good a chance as any other team at winning the WS? I wouldn’t say that when we’re running Ibañez, Jones, Nix, Stewart, Martin, and Chavez out there consistently. These days there’s usually a big drop in production after the cleanup spot. That should change with Swisher back, but you can’t even count on Ibañez or Jones anymore. At that point it only takes one of your 1-5 hitters to start slumping/scuffling to get you in real trouble, especially in a short series.

      It’s not like they need a blockbuster trade for a bat or anything, but a nice offensive pickup would go a long way on a team that’s always waiting for that big home run to come.

      • Don’t get me wrong, I’m not saying we shouldn’t upgrade the team should the opportunity present itself. I love Chase Headley and Justin Upton, both are guys you gut your system for, but it looks like the Yankees aren’t willing to do that and any other move is under the radar so we’re just going to have to deal.

  121. Brian S. says:

    But seriously, I think we need to trade Robertson after the season. This has nothing to do with his performance today but look at what Mike Adams got (two B prospects). Robertson could get more than that because he is younger and better.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      He got traded for two pitching prospects that have since blown out their elbows. The goal is to win at the MLB level, not Double-A.

      • Brian S. says:

        I said Robertson could get more than that! So…two good pitching prospects with only one of them blowing out their elbows!

      • forensic says:

        Montero for Pineda and Campos? Trading for two pitchers who have blown out a shoulder and elbow (not quite blown out but might as well have been since he lost nearly the whole year).

  122. Targetbuilder says:

    Again, that was f$#@in’ pathetic!!! These guys can’t buy a base hit when they need it!! In batting practice, instead of putting a “show” on for the fans and knocking the ball out of the park, they need to practice how to hit line drive base hits for average!! Then maybe they wouldn’t leave 9 or 10 runners stranded in scoring position every f$#@in’ night!! Do you know why a team like Oakland has been so successful lately?? It’s because they hit for average and therefore don’t leave alot of runners in scoring position. Living in the Bay Area and having a significant other who is an A’s fan, I see their games every day and it’s refreshing to watch!! I just wish that the Yankees would stop making the excuse of “a home run hitting team is what we are” and learn how to score runs (or manufacture them) in other ways!! What happened to the running game?? Just because Gardner isn’t their, we have others who can steal bases in the line up!!!

    • Brian S. says:

      It’s hilarious that you bring up Oakland’s batting average because earlier this season they were in the running for THE LOWEST TEAM BATTING AVERAGE OF ALL TIME. I’m talking in the history of baseball. They have since improved to a .232 average, which is only third worst in all of baseball (one point ahead of the Mariners and Rays).

      • Targetbuilder says:

        I said nothing about their batting average!! I said that they HIT FOR AVERAGE (IN OTHER WORDS GETTING CLUTCH BASE HITS AND NOT SWINGING FOR THE FENCES OR STRIKING OUT EVERY TIME UP). AND THEY SEEM TO BE DRIVING IN ALOT OF RUNS THAT WAY!! Just look at last weekend when we played them in Oakland!! Went to the Friday night game and the Yankees didn’t get on the board untill the 8th inning via 2 SOLO home runs. The A’s came back with a walk off in the 9th by playing team ball and getting clutch hits!!!!!

        • Brian S. says:

          The A’s tied the game against Soriano because of a home run. Which means they can’t win in the playoffs or something.

          • Targetbuilder says:

            That was Sunday’s game, not Friday’s!! And there is another problem!! Soriano chokes when the game is on the line!! Has that looooooong moping face that says I would rather be anywhere else doing anything else but trying to help my team win the game!! Looks like he has no interest in being there (NO FIRE)!!!

        • I hope I’m not too late to the party but “I said nothing about their batting average, I said they hit for average.” What does that even mean? Getting clutch hits has nothing to do with batting average. Martin’s AVERAGE which you initially brought up is terrible, but he had two clutch hits for us tonight. He didn’t change his approach, it just happened that he made good contact.

  123. stuart a says:

    arod has stunk this year. it is not really debateable…rbis do count even if you sabermetric lunatics do not think so.

    the problem is the yanks have many arods on the team. Arod means- cannot hit with RISP. The scary thing is arod si not the worse at hitting with RISP on the team .Cano is not good either, ichiro is horrible, swisher is horrible also especially late in a game and even when DP Jeter gets a hit usually is is a little ground ball single and the guy does not score anyways…

    this team is old, slow, and unclutch. cashman will not do it but trade; 3 or 4 pieces for Justin Upton .. send them nicky and 3 legit good prospects…..

    • Get Phelps Up says:

      I think it’s apparent that the offense will improve now that ARod is out and unable to drag it down.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

      everybody sucks
      Yankees need to hire stuart a as gm
      he is a genius, even if you sabermetric lunatics do not think so …
      they have too many above average hitters on this team
      thats why they dont score many runs
      they need more scrubs…

    • Evan3457 says:

      Upton is a lifetime .257 with RISP. .321 in 2010, but .239 last year, when the D’backs were in the pennant race and he was an MVP candidate.

  124. Widget says:

    I just checked the standings. Yep, Yankees are still in first by 8 games in the loss column. Red Sox did not make up those 8 games, despite what some of the idiots here think.

  125. Kramerica Industries says:

    Words really can’t describe how pathetic that loss was.

    4-12 now since that magic 8/9/10 date. Think about that.

    • Mike Axisa says:

      What the hell are you talking about?

    • I’m pretty sure the Yankees have played more than 16 games since August 9th 2010.

      • JohnnyC says:

        I think he’s citing the Yankees’ record vs. Red Sox at YS since 8/9/2010.

        • Kramerica Industries says:

          You and Brian – correct.

          I apologize for beating a dead horse, but this is easily the most irritating thing I’ve noticed in recent years with this team.

          Yes, more irritating than RISP fail. Nothing worse, IMO, than being a .250 team in your home ballpark against your biggest rival.

          • Tom Q says:

            See, we’re different, then. Because, for me, missing the playoffs — that’s worse.

            • Kramerica Industries says:

              Well, they’ve made the playoffs 16 of the last 17 years. Then again, being a spoiled Yankees fan is all I’ve got. Lord knows the hockey and football teams I root for are perennially among the worst in their leagues, those teams being the Lightning and Bucs.

              That said, I do hold a soft spot for the NY Giants and Rangers, by trade of being a Yankees fan. I refuse to call myself a “fan”, though, and it’s unlikely I ever will be unless I move into the area at some point in the future.)

  126. stuart a says:

    FITTING IN: Just like his new teammates, Ichiro Suzuki has failed with runners in scoring position all season. He entered Sunday hitting just .169 in 97 at-bats with RISP. In the second and the fourth, Ichiro came up with men on first and second and two outs. In the second, he meekly grounded out. In the fourth, he weakly popped out. In the eighth, with the game tied, two outs and a man on second, Ichiro lined out to left.

    Although Ichiro is not having a good year at the plate, you would think with his bat control he would be better in those situations. In his career, he has been very good in them — prior to Sunday, he had a .324 career RISP batting average

    per wally matthews…nespn…how can you hit so poorly with RISP and not strike out?

  127. rogue says:

    Robertson sucked and other random thoughts…

    Sweeney doesn’t catch that ball in the old stadium. Current stadium has placed the brie and Chablis crowd at the field seats.

    Yes, Robertson sucked, but let’s look at the real reason for this loss. It’s the same reason the Yankees have gone 3-7 in their last 10. Their offense is overrated.

    • Pedroia MVP is Biggest Joke in History of Sports says:

      Couldn’t agree more. This offense does nothing if it isn’t hitting home runs. Don’t get me wrong, this gets them a good 95 wins every year, and it covers a lot of bad baseball that this team plays. But when they aren’t hitting home runs, the bad baseball comes back to bite them in the ass. When they get to the playoffs and score 3 runs a game again this year because they won’t hit as many home runs against good pitching (go figure!), maybe we’ll realize it’s time to start developing/going after some more players who add a different dimension to the offense besides just hitting homeruns and striking out.

      • Evan3457 says:

        % of runs scored on home runs in post-season, goes UP slightly, not down. This is because good pitching suppresses home runs, but it suppresses long rallies more. Last post-season the number of runs scored on HR went from 34% in the regular season to 42% in the post-season.

        Yanks are below the league average in team K’s batting this year, just 35 more than Detroit or Texas, and 30 fewer than the White Sox and Red Sox, 90 fewer than the clutch A’s, 100 fewer than the smallball Rays.

        • Pedroia MVP is Biggest Joke in History of Sports says:

          Just out of curiosity, what is the % of runs scored on home runs in post season compared to regular season for the team that wins the world series? I don’t know, I’m actually curious. Because you might be making my point. To win the World Series, you need to score runs in many different ways because there aren’t as many home runs – generally because you’re facing better pitching. If the teams that don’t have success in the playoffs score more % of runs off of home runs that would mean they aren’t getting it done without hitting home runs – thus making my point. The Cardinals last year scored 70% of their playoff runs off of non-homeruns. I don’t know what their regular season percentage was, but their 30% of runs scored off of homeruns in the playoffs is 12 percentage points lower than the 2011 postseason average and 4 percentage points less than the mlb regular season average. That could mean they won because they score runs in multiple ways.

          Also, what are the numbers for the last 10 years? Just going by last year’s numbers, a small sample size, doesn’t necessarily prove your point. Especially last year where starting pitching wasn’t that great in the playoffs across the board, particularly for both world series teams – somewhat of an anomaly.

          I find it hard to believe that it’s the teams that rely on the home run in the playoffs that win championships. But if there are numbers that say otherwise I will happily eat crow.

          • Pedroia MVP is Biggest Joke in History of Sports says:

            On top of that, the San Francisco Giants scored 33.9% of their post season runs off of home-runs. Below the regular season and post season averages of 2011 – Again, I don’t have the 2010 numbers at my disposal, or what their regular season numbers were, but it would seem the team that wins the world series doesn’t rely on home runs

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