Game 91: Gettin’ Away


(Christopher Pasatieri/Getty Images)

The six-game homestand to open the second half has been a success so far, pretty much like every homestand or road trip these days. The Yankees will wrap up their three-game set against the Blue Jays this afternoon and hopefully finish off the sweep before heading out west for a seven-game trip through Oakland and Seattle. The weather in the Bronx isn’t supposed to be great, so there’s a chance we may have a rain delay at some point. Here’s the starting nine…

DH Derek Jeter
RF Nick Swisher
1B Mark Teixeira
3B Alex Rodriguez
2B Robinson Cano
LF Andruw Jones
SS Jayson Nix
Russell Martin
CF Dewayne Wise

RHP Hiroki Kuroda

This afternoon’s game starts at 1:05pm ET and can be seen on YES. Enjoy.

Update: We’re in a no-rain rain delay at the moment. No word on a start time, but stay tuned.

Update Part Two: The game is scheduled to start at 1:50pm ET.

Update Part Three: And they’re underway.

Categories : Game Threads


  1. VT Yankee Fan says:

    Today is the 13th anniversary of the David Cone perfect game. I remember listening to the game on the radio while camping.

  2. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Strong up the middle.

  3. Eddard says:

    We crush lefties and now we get them back to back. Andruw should get a hold of another one and the 3+ runs streak will continue at least one more game. Kuroda with the bounce back game against the Bautista less lineup, Yanks win easily.

  4. Robinson Tilapia says:

    A game so winnable, even a poli sci major could pull this off.


    • Jim Is Bored says:

      Haah you did not wait long for that one to percolate.

    • jjyank says:

      Haha. It’s a touchy subject for me, so many science/math people look down on Poli Sci unnecessarily.

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        Didn’t mean to go there at all. Really sorry. It was exclusively a comment on the guy who won’t shut up about MIT.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Also, everyone looks down on the guy with the social work degree.

        • jjyank says:

          No worries man, I was speaking generally. I just don’t like it when people say you can only teach or go to grad school, because I feel like the many options really aren’t hard to figure out.

          • Jim Is Bored says:

            Yeah I just spoke incorrectly. I literally did not know what you can do with it. But of course I spent 0 hours researching the answer.

            • jjyank says:

              Its all good man.

            • TomH says:

              What can you do with it? What can you do with it? J#@!RW”c, man it’s what you can’t do WITHOUT it! Education isn’t some damned vocational school.

              • vicki says:


              • VT Yankee Fan says:

                That kind of thinking is why so many people complain about not being able to pay their student loans.

                • TomH says:

                  Stop thinking with your wallet! “That kind of thinking,” as you simple-mindedly call it, is what made the country great. Education ain’t some damned set of factory requirements. It isn’t the POliSci departments or humanities departments that drive up the cost of American universities. They’re in hock to Big Sci and Big Tech. That sucking sound you hear is coming from their insatiable mouths.

                • Ted Nelson says:

                  That’s pretty ignorant, VT.

                  • VT Yankee Fan says:

                    If you guys are independently wealthy then knock yourself out. Thinking that you can study whatever you like and somehow be able to make a living out of it is truly ignorant.

                    No one owes any one a living.

                    • TomH says:

                      The student-loan problem is not a problem of education and its correct understanding (which, by the way, includes science!). It’s a problem of national character and its decline. It’s also a problem of economics: let the government provide, and you can bet that the universities will jack up the tuitions to chase the loans (and to pay for all those useless equity officers they hire).

                • Jim Is Bored says:


                  I love education. But education for educations sake, if you can’t afford it, is a terrible plan.

        • Whoah, just perused that thread.

          Just for shits and giggles I looked up the MIT poli sci department, since everyone seems to want to bash it because the name of the college has the word “technology” in it, and…

          “MIT’s Political Science Department was ranked 10th in the nation, along with Columbia University and UCLA.”

          “#9 in Political Science”

          (I did not go to MIT, just thought it was a bit silly to think their humanities/social sciences departments would not be good because it’s called a school of technology. Don’t judge a book by its cover, etc.)

          • Jim Is Bored says:

            Fair enough.

          • Jim Is Bored says:

            Although those are grad school articles. Can’t find anything quickly on undergrad.

            Also have no idea whether the guy Robinson was talking about was referring to a grad degree or undergrad.

            Anyway, this was an enlightening if silly thread of conversation, I’m gonna root for the Yankees for the next 4 hours.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              It was grad school. Point taken. This is why we keep the congressman around after all these years.

        • Deep Thoughts says:

          For all we know, this guy could be a graduate of the Montana Institute of Truckdriving.

  5. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  6. Mike HC says:

    Being that it is about 1000 degrees outside, getting away with no injuries will be a win enough for me.

  7. DERP says:

    This was part of a piece by Dave Cameron on ESPN.com:

    Trade No. 5: Philadelphia Phillies outfielder Juan Pierre to New York Yankees for right-hander Kevin Whelan



    • Jim Is Bored says:

      Lateral move?

      Pierre has only had 2 years above average in wrc+ since 2004, and this is one of them. Grades out poorly on defense, but YMMV on fangraphs’ defensive rankings.

      Just don’t think he’s worth giving up even a C prospect.

    • Strat says:

      Looks like you need an insider subscription, no?

    • Dan says:

      Another problemwith this move is that without Rivera and with Wade struggling, the Yankees don’t have that much bullpen depth. Whelan might end up being called up if either Soriano or Robertson go down as Whelan is the closer at AAA.

  8. jjyank says:

    Man I know it’s a get away day, so it needs to be a day game, but I really wish I at least had a half decent internet connection at work to watch on mlb.tv.

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

      Do you have the MLB At Bat app? It’s sublime.

      • jjyank says:

        I do, and it’s awesome, but I also only get 1 bar in my building, so it lags like crazy.

      • Erica says:

        Best app, wish it didn’t eat my battery so fast.

      • Deep Thoughts says:

        Oooooooo. I’m gonna have to go ahead and disagree with you there. That app is a memory hog, a battery hog, and the Alternate Audio track makes it sound like Suzyn Waldman needs hormone replacement therapy. It can’t buffer for shit and constantly drops connection. It’s just a tiny audio stream for pete’s sake – it shouldn’t be that hard to provide continuity.

    • Erica says:


  9. Get Phelps Up says:

    Hey guys, do a google search for Cliff Lee. Pretty funny.

  10. Erica says:

    GOOD GOD, it is effin’ BRUTAL outside. I just took a 15 minute walk round trip to Whole Foods and thought I was going to die. Actually die. I have no idea how the team is playing in this, but Hiroki likes the hot weather, right?


  11. DERP says:

    Is this also the competitive balance lottery thread?

  12. Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan says:

    Horse shit.

  13. jjyank says:

    Rain delay? Lame. It’s sunny in DC, but I suppose that could change quickly.

  14. Brian S. says:

    Rosenthal said Boston is trying to trade Crawford for Reyes. It would be bullshit if they could just escape their worst contract like that.

    • jjyank says:

      Why the hell would Miami do that?

      • Brian S. says:

        Because they want to help Boston I guess?

        • Get Phelps Up says:

          The Marlins may have done some stupid things in the past, but I doubt they are THAT stupid.

          • Brian S. says:

            The Red Sox could trade Crawford and TOP PROSPECT Jose Iglesias for Jose Reyes and Anibal Sanchez. You can’t make this shit up.

            • Dan says:

              I would rather take Boegarts than Iglesias, if I am the Marlins, he has a much higher ceiling and in all likelihood Iglesias will never hit much at the major league level.

            • Reggie C. says:

              Kenny’s bowtie must be curtailing the flow of blood into his brain. That’s about the most ridiculous trade speculation i’ve seen from a professional sportswriter.


      • Dan says:

        Maybe the Marlins are also getting Xander Boegarts

    • LiterallyFigurative says:

      Jose Reyes?

      Why would the Marlins look to take on a WORSE contract, trade a SS (who are hard to find) for a LF (who aren’t as hard to find)?

      • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

        Apparently the deal would involve Hanley Ramirez, not Reyes. (and Heath Bell)

    • JobaWockeeZ says:

      I’m convinced the Red Sox either drug other GMs or have their own people infiltrate other teams. It’s fucking ridiculous this is even being considered.

      Thankfully the all mighty demigod Casey Kelly isn’t there or otherwise they’ll be able to get Josh Johnson, Annibal Sanchez, Hanley and Stanton.

      Fuck Boston.

    • BrooklynRats says:

      This has been a rumor since Reyes signed with Miami (Crawford for Ramirez)
      Interesting it now includes Bell.

  15. Pinstripes In Cali says:

    Hey someone update me. I’m in Madrid and desperate for some baseball- day games are the only ones I can watch live because night games start at 2AM here. Do we have Yankee baseball commencing soon? Please please pretty please.

  16. Chris says:

    They are in a non-weather delay??

  17. Erica says:

    Quick game, please – we need this rain real BAD.

  18. Pat D says:

    So during David Schoenfield’s chat on ESPN yesterday, he answered a question of mine. I put to him the trade proposal I saw someone tweet to Gordon Edes, saying that Bard, Kalish, Doubront, Lars and Lavarnway would be enough for Boston to get King Felix.

    His response was it would be what Bill Simmons calls the poo-poo platter. Yay.

  19. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    This song they play during rain delays on MLB Extra Innings is KILLING me…and it’s a slow death.

  20. amanda says:

    wow is it really that bad in ny people have no power ? its only 75 in florida today 5 homer day for yanks go bombers !!!

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

    Nice throw.

  22. CUYanks says:

    Gose and Nyger Morgan have to be the same person.

  23. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Whats with all the ink on the bluejays players. Is it a baseball team or a MC

  24. What is this meme going that PoliSci majors are useless, especially ones that go to MIT? I feel lost.

  25. Stuart a says:

    Nice throw but Error-roid.

  26. Rey22 says:

    Ricky Romero, “True Ace” apparently. If the threshold is a 5 ERA, there’s a *lot* of true aces in baseball.

  27. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    it is high it is far it issssssssssssssssssss off the wall. EFFFFF you Sterling

  28. Nice start Derek. Terrible fielding by that RFer though.

  29. Eddard says:

    lol, I’m at work so I have to listen to Sterling. 1st batter and we’ve already had a THAT BALL IS HIGH IT IS FAR IT IS….off the wall.

  30. Mike N says:


  31. Mike N says:


    BTW, is that a new thing the criss-cross taping of his bat handle? I only first noticed that a few games ago.

  32. Mike N says:

    HAHAHAHAH!!!!!!!!!!!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  33. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    THAT one is gone….lol. and now 42 games?

  34. Eddard says:

    The streak lives! What an offense.

  35. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Bam. That’s 3.

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

    I love it when they get the 3 run thing out of the way early.

  37. Cy Pettitte says:

    man if Teix keeps hitting like this…

  38. Get Phelps Up says:


    Awesome start so far!

  39. Bunt Gardner says:

    42 games!

  40. 42 Straight. That’s pretty impressive.

  41. amanda says:

    theres one go tex 4 more to go at least bombers !!!!!!!!!!

  42. Nathan says:

    Ahhh good game to be working from home!

    Just got off a conf. call to see Swish bring home Jeets and Tex hit one out.

    And they come to Oakland tomorrow.

  43. DERP says:

    July Tex!

  44. That’s an odd shift they had for Alex. I’m usually listening, were they using the same shift yesterday?

  45. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  46. Mike N says:

    Wow! This is unbelievable!

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

    lol Davis

  48. Nathan says:

    Hit or error?

  49. Dewayne is Wise says:

    We are in bluejays heads lol

  50. CUYanks says:

    This offense is particularly dangerous against lefties, it seems.

  51. CountryClub says:

    I’m stating the obvious here, but the Yanks are on fire.

  52. Mike N says:

    PILE IT ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  53. Kramerica Industries says:

    Fun game right now.

    Lets keep it that way.

  54. Jones w/ an RBI single off the wall lol.

  55. Jim Is Bored says:

    What in the world happened to Romero? Man.

  56. Erica says:


  57. “Nix is such a good player. He’s a baseball player, you know that’s it. HE’S A BASEBALL PLAYER.”-Probably John Sterling after Nix beat out that DP.

  58. The Guns of Navarone says:

    God bless this team.

  59. Nathan says:

    Today would be a good game for Martin to get it going: 4-0 lead and less pressure to get a big hit.

  60. CUYanks says:

    Nix: smart play to spare the team from the heat

  61. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Worst part about that was not clearing Martin.

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

    Nix continuing to do everything right on the baseball field.
    Right John and Suzyn?

    • eephus_pitch says:

      Whether it’s barely beating out a DP grounder, making the first out at 3rd base, or getting picked off 1st base, he always does something to help the team win!

  63. FachoinaNYY says:

    Well its pretty awesome to get all the streaks out of the way in the first

  64. Pasta Stumbling Sojo says:

    My first time listening to the game at work. I decided to try out Sterling instead of the opposing radio feed like I usually do. Despite 4 runs scored, I’m more annoyed than happy because of the way Sterling calls the game. Moviefone guy voice, stupid home run calls. Time to switch back to the Toronto feed.

  65. Nix’s TOOTBLANing is really fucking annoying.

  66. CountryClub says:

    Nix isn’t going to enjoy Kangaroo Court this yr. 2 silly mistakes on the bases in back to back games.

  67. amanda says:

    almot 3 homers in the first jones is actually younger then arod if he had as many at bats as arod he would have at least 20 homers i love this team

  68. Wait the Yankees are giving away something of value (water on a hot day) for free at the Stadium? That doesn’t seem like their MO.

  69. Nathan says:

    Sori has got to be in the dugout asking for a 12 or 13 run lead so he Joe won’t be tempted to bring him in today. HAHA.

  70. Will (the other one) says:

    Arencibia’s one of those guys I’d love to see in pinstripes someday soon. Just sayin’.

  71. Greg says:

    So I’m late to the party and the Yankees have kept the streak going.

  72. That change or split what ever it was was just mean.

  73. CUYanks says:

    There’s something really nice about the way Kuroda just throws so many strikes. Kinda like when Bartolo Colon was pitching really well last year.

  74. CUYanks says:

    See, Nix got Martin that new count so he could get a hit and boost his confidence.

  75. Rocky Road Redemption says:

    Pfffft, ONLY four runs in the first inning against a last place team? They should be ashamed of themselves. Any semi-intelligent baseball fan knows that if you don’t score ten runs per inning against a last place team it doesn’t really count.

  76. OMG! Bagels! says:

    I was out of town last night in some place in Ohio. You can fill in anything derogatory about Ohio that you would like because it would fit this place. Not in the mood to be there but the boss’s wife is pregnant and he was worried about her in this heat. Were it not for that I would have said, “Are you f’ing kidding me? This is your crazy ass client in some backwoods place in Ohio and your right hand guy that screwed up the thing that requires a personal visit. Why do I have to go?” Worked. Listen to client scream (and rightfully so but didn’t have to be at ME). Missed the game and driving back to the airport some flunky local radio doing sports (not a sports radio show just the sports segment of a regular radio program).

    Statement after reading the scores: “sports” guy 1: Yankees have a big lead in the AL East but they shouldn’t get too cocky about it. When other teams get healthy, they’ll have much better competition. “sports” guy 2: Getting too comfortable and thinking you’re too far ahead for other teams to catch up will come back to haunt them. “sports” guy 2: As it should.

    I didn’t even know what that was supposed to mean, but I wanted to rip the radio out of the rental car and throw it on the godforsaken highway of hell.

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      last comment “as it should” was made by first guy.

    • The Guns of Navarone says:

      Haha yeah but what happens when the Yankees get healthy? They’re still down a starting pitcher, a starting outfielder, a late inning bullpen arm, and they lost their HOF closer.

  77. Greg says:

    They aren’t canceling this game. They already waited an hour to start it.

  78. CUYanks says:

    Smart, quick outs so we can get the 5 innings in.

  79. Nathan says:

    I hope the Yankees bring back Kuroda. He’s been as advertised.

  80. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Francessa doing a great interview with victor cruz.

    • Cruz was on the Daily Show last night to plug his new book. Outstanding, outstanding interview. He’s a really down to earth guy. I’m proud that he’s on the Giants.

    • The Guns of Navarone says:

      Yeah I’m listening to it. Had no idea his father committed suicide and Francesa opened up and said his brother committed suicide! Crazy stuff.

      Also, awesome story about Strahan walking into the store where Cruz was working in 2007 and told him to keep his NFL dreams alive, that it didn’t matter what school he goes to, if he was good enough, the NFL would find him.

  81. Nathan says:

    Can’t believe Vizquel is still playing. I remember him back in Cleveland…man, him hitting behind Lofton was trouble.

      • thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

        thats a stretch.

        • CUYanks says:

          Actually, I think the prevailing thought is he will get in after a few tries, based on his defense and decent hit total.

      • Nathan says:

        Fringe…really fringe IMO.

        HOVG (Hall Of Very Good)? Yes.

      • RetroRob says:

        No. Good fielder who played for a long time. That’s not a HOFer. The Ozzie comparison gets made, but Ozzie is probably the greatest defensive SS ever (Belanger might have been his equal or better but for shorter period), while Omar is nowhere near in his class.

        • eephus_pitch says:

          But does being almost as good as Ozzie defensively and MUCH better offensively make for a strong case?
          It might.

          • RetroRob says:

            I don’t believe he was almost as good as Ozzie defensively. The gap between the two is actually quite large. Based on one measure, Ozzie is nearly 80% better on runs saved than Omar, who was Ozzie-like, but Ozzie-lite, eary in his career, but for most of the past twenty years he was been a plus defender, but not an elite defender. Omar has even had seven defensive years where he rated as a negative defender, although three of them were in the past three years when he’s been a reserve and just old. Makes you wonder why a team would hire a former defensive specialist who can’t hit. As for Ozzie, he never once had a single season where he rated in the negative, even as he got older.

            Offensively? Ozzie, 87 OPS+; Omar, 82 OPS+ or Ozzie, 94 wRC+; Omar, 84 wRC+. It’s actually Ozzie who is the better offensive player and that ten point gap in wRC+ in favor of Ozzie isn’t minor.

            Ozzie was a substantially better fielder, a better hitter, a better baserunner. That’s why Ozzie’s career fWAR is 70+, certainly HOF territory, while Omar’s down in the upper 40s. Nice, long career, but a bit overrated with the glove for most of it, and not a HOFer.

            That all said, I have a feeling he will eventually make it because many people think he is like Ozzie. He’s not.

            It won’t be bad if he makes the Hall. There are certainly lesser players in, but he just doesn’t make my cut.

    • vicki says:

      little vicki was madly in love with omar. still get butterflies.

  82. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    how many pitches that inning?

  83. RetroRob says:

    I’m guessing there’s no chance Michael Kay has ever had a cheese steak wedge.

  84. Why would you do that for one out?!?!?!?!

    • Nathan says:

      He pretty much dove for it…he wasn’t holding anything or really gave himself anyway of keeping himself from flying in there.

  85. Nathan says:


  86. Greg says:

    Oh my goodness

  87. RetroRob says:

    That doesn’t look good.

  88. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    geez, another injury for these guys?

  89. Kramerica Industries says:

    Is Brett Lawrie a gamer, or just stupid?

    That’s not a fun tumble to make.

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

    Nice effort. That’s got to hurt.

  91. Get Phelps Up says:


  92. Pat D says:

    He killed himself. Wow.

  93. Definitely broke his ankle on the railing. That’s terrible.

  94. dontchaknow says:

    this team is fucking cursed or something holy hell

  95. Pat D says:

    I think he thought the camera pit was even with the field surface, and obviously it isn’t.

    • RetroRob says:

      Normally when diving into the stands or the dugout there is something there to break the fall, be they fans, or the players (even opposition ones) who will catch the player after he catches or doesn’t catch the ball. He went into the photo area which is lower than the field and all the guys are carrying equipment and getting out of his way. Bad area.

  96. captain kiwi says:

    oh wow, poor guy…

  97. vicki says:

    i honestly feel bad for toronto’s eleven fans. rough, rough year.

  98. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:

    anyone have a breakdown on Tex since he got over the viral infection?

    • Paul VuvuZuvella says:

      I’m still waiting on the breakdown on Nettles since he got over the hepatitis. They’re way backed up.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

      Since he got the Cincinnati series off, he’s 272/383/592 13 HR, 41 RBI in 48 games(not including today)

      Not sure when he officially got over the infection.

  99. Kramerica Industries says:


    The rain’s about come in a big, big way.

  100. Greg says:

    Now I think the Blue Jays are gonna be like. “Lets just get out of here.”

  101. Frank says:

    Too bad for Lawrie. Love the player, though.

  102. jjyank says:

    All I got is gameday…I saw how they scored, but how does Kuroda look? I obviously see the zeroes, but that only tells you so much.

  103. Kramerica Industries says:

    When I think of these rain games that ultimately got killed before reaching official status, I remember a game last year where Mitch Moreland lost a grand slam and, I think, 6 RBI, when an A’s/Rangers game didn’t quite make it.

    Also a sombering reminder that any and all games can get killed. So, if nothing else, hope that Kuroda work’s quickly this time, and can get this game to the bottom of the 5th.

  104. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    I’m really starting to think Levine getting Soriano was his Nixon-goes-to-China moment. Do we have any PoliSci majors in the thread?

    • RetroRob says:

      I certainly understand the only-Nixon-can-go-to-China comment, but I’m not sure how that fits with Levine.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      The honorable congressman already correctly shot my initial comment now. I will now let that die as peaceful a death as Mick Foley and counting trolls.

  105. RetroRob says:

    Johnny Rocket’s sucks at the Stadium. Really wish they had done a better job on the food at the new place.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella says:

      My Go To is the Noodles next to the Sushi place.

      • RetroRob says:

        There are far more choices at the new place, and some places with good food, but the lines there can get long. I think they messed up on the burger choice, which should be a basic. They also should have grabbed Shake Shack before the Mets.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          YS3 chose to go corporate vendor instead of really trying to give the visitor a true taste of what NYC is like. With the amount of money which went into the stadium, they could have absolutely nabbed some sort of agreement with Danny Meyer, Brooklyn Brewery, etc. It’s a completely wasted opportunity. Why do I want Johnny Rockets? I’m in New York City, for Christ’s sake.

        • Jimmy says:

          I always thought that a Jimmy Buff’s stand would make a killing at the new stadium.

    • Mike N says:

      Lobel’s roast beef sangwiches are KILLER!

      • Robinson Tilapia says:

        I’m not a fan. Overpriced. Soggy.

        I stick with the BBQ for the most part.

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          When I go back before the end of the season, though, I expect that to change to Parm.

          • Mike N says:

            Parm’s meatball sangwiches are no good. The meat itself is ok, but it is shaped into a single flat patty and served on a round bun, instead of multiple round balls served on a sub/hoagie roll.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              I still want to try it. They’ve got quite the pedigree if they’re from the owners of Torrisi’s. The write-ups for the main location are very good.

      • RetroRob says:

        Yup, but everytime I go there the lines are a killer, and that’s because it’s so good. Add a few more places in like that and the lines would be more manageable.

    • agreed. the only good food in the stadium are NYY Steak (If you take a second mortgage out on your house) Hard Rock (If you want to pay for tickets then watch the game at a bar) or Lobel’s Steak Sandwich, which is 15 bucks for a relatively small, albeit incredible, sandwich.

    • OMG! Bagels! says:

      It does. I thought they had Mike’s Deli last year or the year before and they were decent. But the vendors are all kinds of suck for the most part. They should have some good and cheap NY food and not these chains.

    • RI$P FTW says:

      The Stadium’s food is embarrassing.

      • Mike N says:

        They have awesome food at the Phillies ball park: hoagies, BBQ, cheesesteaks, etc. And it’s all by really good local stalwarts. (Or at least they did a few years ago when I was last there.)

        Anyone been to Citi Field?

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          Shake Shack’s great, but it’s not the full menu. No shroom burger, for example. Definitely better than YS3.

          AT&T Park. *sigh*

          • RetroRob says:

            Giants home park is the best in the majors in my opinion. Haven’t been to all of them, but most of them. I do hear PIttsuburgh is great and I might make it there in the next month. Camden remains excellent.

            • Robinson Tilapia says:

              Loved AT&T. It’s what CitiField wishes it was, instead of being a bigger Keyspan Park/Dodgers Musem, which is what it actually is.

              AT&T Park was the perfect match between the hi-tech feel of Yankee Stadium and a small-town ballpark. Bonds made an appearance (post-retirement) when I was there, and it felt like he was ten feet away from me in the lower level. Food was magnificent. Had a dungeness crab sandwich and garlic fries which will never have you saying YS3′s one are good ever again.

              It’s been almost 20 years since I’ve been to Camden. I remember liking it.

              • RetroRob says:

                Camden set off the explosion of new parks, and has been matched and maybe eclipsed in some ways, but it’s still one of the tops.

                Giants home park (I refer to use the corporate name!) is great for the reasons you mentioned. My first visit there was when Bonds broke Aaron’s record. Whatever you think of Bonds and the record, it was a fun night and was glad I was there.

                Mets new home is much, much better than Shea, but it could have been so much more.

      • BrooklynRats says:

        Lobel’s is a small 15$ sandwich, with a line longer than space mountain.
        Citi field has a shake shack.

        • Mike N says:

          Shake Shack is awesome! I ate there in the City last weekend for lunch and it was outstanding. I had the SmokeShack.

  106. Cuso says:

    Are we in a rain delay?

  107. FIPster Doofus says:

    Kuroda is kurolling.

  108. Will (the other one) says:

    Kuroda’s absolutely pounding the zone – over a 75% clip throwing strikes. Wow.

  109. Greg says:

    Heard about this Crawford to the Marlins for Ramirez and Bell. This makes no sense at all. Where is Hanley Ramirez going to play? Mike Aviles has been a good player for the Red Sox. And you bring Heath Bell, a guy who has struggled into the AL East. Makes no sense.

    • FIPster Doofus says:

      Mike Aviles is terrible. All of his value this season has come from the defensive side, and we all know advanced defensive stats are questionable for small sample sizes.

    • Lol, Hanely>>>>>Aviles. You bench an Aviles for a Hanely. To me it makes no sense for the Marlins in my mind.

      • FIPster Doofus says:

        It would be an awful trade for Miami, no doubt.

        • Get Phelps Up says:

          Agreed. Trading a bad contract in Bell with 2.5 years left for a terrible contract with 5.5 years left in Crawford, and then “throwing in” Hanley too??? I hope the Marlins tell Cherington to go fuck himself.

          • FIPster Doofus says:

            Yep. Crawford’s contract should be a non-starter. Bell’s is bad, too, but at least it’s short. Hanley isn’t his old self; however, he’s still a decent player who might just need a change of scenery. Plus, his contract is OK – two years left at roughly $30 million after this season.

        • BK2ATL says:

          This idiocy had to originate out of Boston. Only there would anyone even remotely think this makes sense.

          They become sellers, so they trade one of their best young players for Carl Crawford and his contract?????

    • RI$P FTW says:

      According to MLBTR it’s not happening anyway.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      As in Carl? There’s no way that happens. People need to get off the Marlin fire sale thing.

  110. Cuso says:

    My cousin is at the game and he’s right behind Swisher in right. He just video-messaged me him yelling “Hey, Swish, Ozzie Guillen sucks ____” and Swish turned around and gave him a thumbs up.

    Neither my cousin nor Swish have any class.

    ….nor Ozzie.

  111. Mike N says:

    It still looks on the radar that the rain storms are going to stay to the North and South of NYC.

  112. OMG! Bagels! says:

    They don’t want to play in the lightening. And with the Blue Jays, they are not the luckiest team right now. Probably a good idea for them to stay out of the lightening. So let’s get this game in the books boys!

  113. Cuso says:

    Dude. Jayson Nix is Batman. I’m telling you.

  114. TomH says:

    On those food posts, above: you finicky guys should try what the Rogers Centre calls “food.” You would fall on your knees in gratitude to the Yankee Stadium.

    I saw a “cheese steak” place on camera yesterday. Oh for a real cheese steak in Toronto!

  115. captain kiwi says:

    i know it’s only speculation, but any chance the mariner’s give up felix? that’s a real tough luck team right there.

  116. vicki says:

    knock it off, statpadders; let’s see some first pitch soft grounders. trying to get it in the books.

  117. Cy Pettitte says:

    Joe G could probably stick DJ Mitchell in as the DH right now and he’d go 3-4 with 2 doubles and 4 RBIs.

  118. Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost says:

    Via the Blue Jay Twitter feed:

    Lawrie Update: removed due to right calf. Sent for a precautionary x-ray

  119. Greg says:

    Valentine said Ortiz is going to the DL.

  120. FIPster Doofus says:

    Romero is probably tanking this inning on purpose so the rain comes.

  121. Cuso says:

    Fat guy in a little coaaaat

  122. CUYanks says:

    At least Lawrie avoided a head/neck injury. That could have been a paralyzing fall.

  123. CountryClub says:

    Swisher just loves coming up with the bases loaded.

    BTW, I like Swish….but he’s been bad in those spots recently.

    • Need Pitching (and maybe hitting too) says:

      He was heroically and unselfishly doing his part to make absolutely sure this becomes an official game.

  124. Chris says:

    Good job, Swish. Getting that top half of the 5th is vital.

  125. Chris says:

    They really scored that a double?

  126. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Wise’s miscue just made my one year-old burst out in laughter. Nice save by Jones…

    ….and nice catch there.

  127. CUYanks says:

    Looks like X-rays came back negative on Lawrie. That’s good news.

  128. Cuso says:

    Sorry, I should have been more specific on the above quote.

    The blank my cousin shouted was “off little boys.”

  129. Mike Axisa says:

    That ball goes to the wall if Ibanez was in LF, but at least he would have hustled after it.

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

    Tex makes some seriously goofy facial expressions whilst playing baseball.

  131. thaaaaaayankeeswin says:


  132. Rooting for U.S. Steel says:

    It’s an official game! Bring on the lightning!

  133. FachoinaNYY says:

    I know he has his quirks/annoyances, but I appreciate having Kay as our announcer, we certainly could do much much worse.

    I like the booth as a whole.

    I love the Yankees.

    • Mike N says:


    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      He’s not the greatest in the world but, like with John and Suzyn, they’re the voices I’m used to and I don’t want to see them go.

    • Paul VuvuZuvella says:

      There are plenty worse than Kay, but I can’t get over the quirks/annoyances.

      • Mike N says:

        I don’t mind how he calls the games, but his sense of self-importance gets grating after a while.

        • Randi says:

          I know what you mean… but he has NOTHING on Mike Lupica. I have officially stopped listening to Lupica’s hour of self-aggrandizement on ESPN radio. Its really, really over the top.

      • jjyank says:

        He’s never eaten an egg!!?

        • Robinson Tilapia says:

          This one I didn’t know. Are you serious? Someone had eating issues as a child.

          • Robinson Tilapia says:

            My wife just said that the whole O’Neill/banana thing yesterday was because Kay had never had one. Dear lord. Jodi must be a saint.

            • He must be incredibly easy to cook actually. Plain frozen chicken nuggets and plain pasta. If he’s going to have all the eating restrictions of a finicky child, feed him like one.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                On the other hand, when you’re the voice of the Yankees and are married to a lead anchor, you probably go on tons of fancy dinners. Would you want to go to a fancy restaurant with Kay? Probably gets a pass from the chef because he’s a celebrity, but what a pain that must be.

        • No…I’m calling bullshit. How can he have never eaten an egg?!

          • OMG! Bagels! says:

            Didn’t want to?

            • Didn’t his parents try to like make him try things? I mean I was a picky eater when I was young, at least I thought I was, then my mom kept making me try things lol.

              • Robinson Tilapia says:

                Funny you should mention this, though, because teaching eating habits is a hot topic in this household right now. We’re tying to let my boy choose what he eats and not force things down his throat but my visiting mother from FL, for example, thinks we should be forcing all sorts of nasty purees down his throat. I was a terrible eater for most of my childhood, and I think it has a lot to do with my hating everything I was made to eat when I was younger.

                • I would never force my niece or my one day child to eat anything they wouldn’t like. For example today, I had my niece try a bite of my Blueberry Preserves, she spit it out and said “nuh-uh” and that was that. I personally think you should let your kid try everything you can, but never force them to sit and eat anything that they don’t like.

                  • Rooting for U.S. Steel says:

                    Sit and eat, no. But I’m a big fan of the “one bite” rule with things the kid hasn’t tried before.

                    Don’t have any of my own yet, but was a surrogate parent to an ex-girlfriend’s kid. I’d say that trick worked about… half the time.

                    If you’re serious about getting a kid to eat and like to cook, though, invite the kid to cook with you in a non-pressure environment.

                    Food fussiness in kids is often about control: Let ‘em take part in the preparation and (if the dish allows) you can give ‘em little tastes along the way. THAT works wonders. (Don’t push the tasting if they don’t want it — this is more about getting the kid comfortable with food.)

                    And, fwiw, it’s absolutely pouring with booming thunder and lightning in midtown right now.

                    • Robinson Tilapia says:

                      With a much younger kid, though, you really do learn a lot. My son eats better when eating with others and when people don’t fixate on him.

                      You’re EXACTLY right in that it’s about control, though. My son’s become much fussier, literally, in the past two weeks because he’s suddenly figured out he has options. We’re allowing him the flexibility to express himself and hoping he becomes a more open eater because of it.

          • RetroRob says:

            I used to call bullshit on it too, but after seeing him talk about it enough times, and piecing together other things he’s said, I believe it’s true.

            I mentioned this before, but several years back I ran across Kay sitting at a bar in Westchester with a female friend. (This was prior to meeting his current wife, unless I just didn’t recognize her!). He was eating food, but it was before I was aware of his odd issues with condiments. Not sure what he was eating.

            Beyond that, I talked to him briefly. No one seemed to notice him there, which was odd. He’s very recognizable. I didnt’ want to bother him too much, but for the few minutes we chatted he was pleasant. I’ve met enough celebs over the years to know many can be jerks. Kay wasn’t, so I’ll give him points for that.

        • Kramerica Industries says:

          Those too?

          Here I was only aware of condiments and bananas.

    • Chad Gaudin the Friendly Ghost says:

      Me too. I don’t get all the Kay hate. There are some truly hideous announcers out there, Kay seems pretty good.

      • eephus_pitch says:

        Kay’s about a C- as an announcer, but he embraces all the conventional wisdom bullshit that better announcers scorn.

  134. Greg says:

    For anyone interested. Scully calling the Phillies and Dodgers on MLB network

  135. Greg says:

    Today, Mother Nature is a Yankee fan.

  136. The rains have started. Right on time too.

  137. tyrone sharpton says:

    lawrie only has a knee contusion. good to hear; i need him this week

  138. Peanut butter and Real Blueberry Preserves: fucking incredible.

  139. CUYanks says:

    A little off topic, but on the Mo comeback. IF he does comeback, there’s definitely a chance he doesn’t play in 2013, so that might be another silver lining if he takes his time.

    • RetroRob says:

      He’ll be back. He already said so, and he basically said he was planning to come back even if hadn’t been injured. His comments in Spring Training set off an unnessary flury of speculation that he was going to retire, while it appears that wasn’t true.

    • Robinson Tilapia says:

      Oh no no no. Mariano Rivera will be on the mound in 2013, barring act of Mo.

  140. Pat D says:

    I’m getting a real bad storm in PA right now. Lots of lightning, wind, heavy rain.

    Yep, there goes the satellite.

  141. Kramerica Industries says:

    Anthony Gose looks kinda like Corey Patterson, just from his apperance.

  142. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    You know, just saying, but if Alex’s defense continues to decline, just may be time to move him to RF next year.

  143. James A says:

    I wish David Stern was in charge of baseball. Not only would the Yankees have been eligible for this ridiculous Competitive Balance Lottery, they would have won it #baseballreasons

  144. bahaha…why do yankee fans hate him so much?

  145. Tom Q says:

    Anyone not see that ARod play coming (the ground ball, not the subsequent popup)? Soon as it left the bat, I envisioned exactly what happened.

  146. Nathan says:

    Seeing ARod’s natural decline is rough. Makes me think back and appreciate his monster years more. The past year or so I’ve been hoping he still had one more monster year in him but that’s a dream.

    Man does his contract suck.

  147. Chris says:

    Jayson Nix: Baseball player by day, vigilante superhero by night.

  148. Mike N says:

    Wise is intellectually sound!

  149. Eddard says:

    And for some reason people don’t think we can get by with Wise, Jones, and Raul platoon. They’ve been great and will continue to be great. No sense in trading the farm for a short term rental.

    • Chris says:

      Not to mention all the guys like Cust, Branyan, etc we have stashed in AAA if these guys start to suck. This team is deep and thick.

    • CUYanks says:

      I don’t necessarily think that the “and will continue to be great” part of your statement is a guarantee.

  150. Pat D says:

    The Bench Bombers? Did Kay just give us a new nickname?

  151. Greg says:

    Remember this stretch of play the next time Girardi makes a questionable move. He’s pushing all the right buttons.

  152. swishers fauxhawk says:

    Best catch of the day

  153. FIPster Doofus says:

    Nobody stares at strike three in RISP situations quite like Nick Swisher.

  154. The Bench Bombers…lol that’ll do Kay, that’ll do.

  155. vicki says:

    okay, try this on for size:

    “yankee leftfielder dewayne wise named 2012 alds mvp.”


  156. CUYanks says:

    Is Soriano available today?

  157. OMG! Bagels! says:

    Mo doing opening bell at NYSE saying NYSE and NYY have always had a close relationship. I don’t know what that means.

  158. pat says:

    7 shutout? THAT’LL DO ROKI THAT’LL DO

  159. Joe says:

    End-of-the-world storms in Manhattan right now. Can’t believe it isnt raining at the stadium yet

  160. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Great job sensi
    Kuroda ninja.

  161. Get Phelps Up says:

    Tarp coming on? Call the game and let the Yankees head to Oakland please.

  162. You let it start raining Kuroda?!


  163. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Goodbye, heat wave. Don’t come back for a few weeks.

  164. Paul VuvuZuvella says:

    Sometimes you win, sometimes you lose, sometimes it rains.

  165. BK2ATL says:

    Very nice outing by Hiroki!!!! 7 innings, 0 runs allowed, 0 BB, 5 Ks, 108 pitches. Can’t ask for anything more. Bullpen time!!!

  166. RetroRob says:

    I wonder if they factor in the score, the competition, and the fact the Yankees have to fly west in how quickly they’d call the rest of the game? They shouldn’t, but I wonder if they do.

  167. Mike N says:

    This game probably will start again in a couple hours. There’s a line of storms, but it will move through. Sucks given the travel after the game to Oakland.

  168. Dewayne is Wise says:

    Just call it.

  169. Chris says:

    Oh goodie! Now we get to watch the Mike Francesa show!

  170. Mike N says:

    Forecast is that the line of storms will have finished moving through by about 6:45PM.

  171. OMG! Bagels! says:

    What are the rules for the players in a rain delay? If it were me, I’d want to go take a shower in this heat.

  172. Januz says:

    I don’t think either team feels like finishing this game or waiting several hours, particularly with a 6-0 Yankee lead. Lets see common sense and cancel the game.

    • Mike N says:

      I’m pretty sure that the teams don’t have any decisionmaking role at this point, only the umpires. And from the looks of the forecast, this is a moving line of storms that is definitely going to eventually move through and allow play to resume in a few hours. The only way I can think of to end it now would be for Toronto to forfeit, which they obviously aren’t going to do.

  173. Jedile says:

    Team today:
    12/27 = .444 avg
    4/6 = .667 risp

    Where’s your narrative now???

  174. Mike N says:

    From the official MLB rules:

    “As soon as the home team?s batting order is handed to the umpire-in-chief the umpires are in charge of the playing field and from that moment they shall have sole authority to determine when a game shall be called, suspended or resumed on account of weather or the condition of the playing field.”

  175. Robinson Tilapia says:

    Dark, but the rains haven’t come down in my part of Brooklyn too hard yet.

  176. Eddard says:

    They need to call this ballgame and let the Yankees get ready for their west coast trip. There’s no reason to sit here for another 2 hours just to finish out a game that is essentially over. The Jays have lost their best player, lost half their starting staff and lost another good player today. It’s over for them. Call the game.

  177. Greg says:

    They just called it.

  178. Mike N says:

    CALLED!!!!!!!!! SWEEP!!!!!!!!!!!!

  179. Mike N says:

    Now one interesting question is whether the umps actually asked the Jays if they would object to the game being called.

  180. CUYanks says:

    Rain: officially a better pitcher than Chad Qualls.

  181. BK2ATL says:

    Hirok with the CGSO. Yanks sweep!!! Luv it!!!

  182. yooboo says:

    Home team leading game should be suspended instead of completed. Did Blue Jays gave it away? 6-0 is not that devastating. umm.

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