Oct
08

ALDS Game Two Spillover Thread

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Here’s another thread to help keep the site moving smoothly. Let’s go Yankees.

Categories : Game Threads, Playoffs
  • Cy Pettitte

    felt like that entire inning turned on the 1-1 strike call to Nunez

    • Adam

      It changes the entire at bat and forces Nunie to expand the zone.

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      Angel Hernandez.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Jerry Meals > Angel Hernandez

    • Bo Knows

      blind cat>>>than Angel Hernandez

    • Adam

      Rutabaga > Jerry Meals > Angel Hernandez

    • captain kiwi

      i’d have my 20 month old son call a game before i’d ever let angel call one. unbelievably frustrating.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        This would be a great time to mention I’ve already taught my kid both the “safe” and “touchdown” call.

        • captain kiwi

          that’s awesome! my boy only knows “catch” so far. he might learn the “fuck you angel” call if he watches me and this game for too long though..

  • thekid

    Voice is going to be hoarse from yelling ‘fuck’ so much tonight >.>

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      I woke up my two month old with a loud one here, I’m in trouble.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Two months old? Don’t blame yourself too much. They were bound to wake up soon anyway. :)

  • BigBlueAL

    Thats what you get when you start your backup to the backup middle infielder at DH in a playoff game.

    • Karl Krawfid

      Not gonna lie, I said to myself, I wish Jones was batting here :(

    • Get Phelps Up

      Who should have started? Nix? Ibanez against LHP?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I’m actually more willing to buy this than “Nunie would have hit an eight-run homer if the ump did his job.”

      • JobaWockeeZ

        And I’m willing to buy what you’re selling.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          There can be peace in the Middle East indeed.

  • Hummingbird S.

    offense in mid-season form. 6 LOB, 1-5 with RISP (hit did not score a run!)

  • forensic

    That inning fucking sucked ass. So much aggravation in it.

  • Electric nunez

    Chen at 80 pitches he will be gone soon

  • Ethan

    Umpires need an evaluation performance! Man, some of them are just so bad. If you were that bad at your job you’d surely be fired. Fucking union.

    • Pat D

      Right, blame a union.

    • Bo Knows

      They supposedly have one (If it’s as accurate as Angel and some of the others, explains so much)

  • The Real Greg

    Give me a gun so I can shoot myself. So the Orioles score on a two out rally with bloop hits and a bad strike call stops the Yankees from scoring.

    Where’s the fucking justice?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Brobee! The little green one!

    • Pat D

      Justice is not fair.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Luckily I got wait listed on my 1911 Colt 45 purchases today, true story.

  • Matt

    Angel Hernandez just saved the Orioles’ season thus far.

    It is absolutely disgraceful.

    Nunez had no chance in that at bat because Chen was getting pitches called for strikes that were unhittable. He single handedly turned around the inning when he called that 1-1 pitch for a strike.

    There is no doubt in my mind that Nunez gets it done there if not for that call. He was right on the first pitch in the at bat and fouled it straight back. He never got a chance after that to put a competitive swing on Chen.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Girardi needs to start arguing and firing everyone up.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    I’m not getting the “fan vote” at the bottom of the screen. How can the game remain ties with it’s 2-1?

    • Adam

      NFL replacement refs making an appearance?

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Jeter is very bad

  • Karl Krawfid

    Great game Captain

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Derek Jeter is sure playing some shitty sure-handed defense these first two games.

  • Electric nunez

    Wow who paid off Jeter?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Fucking Derek Jeter.
    Nunez might be better at SS.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      Now I know his lack of range is disturbing and normally a backup would be better but Nunez is a fucking joke at SS. At least Jeter has an age excuse.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        Yeah, I wasn’t serious.
        Although it’s closer than it should be.

  • forensic

    Good lord Jeter. How about you get your head out of your ass at some point tonight?

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

    At least Jeter is making up for the defense with big hits.

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      At least Jeter is making up baskets for lonely women with big tits. There, fixed,

    • Dan

      You know we’re all frustrated when the chief gets sarcastic…

  • Hummingbird S.

    Terrible offense, terrible defense.

  • Bubba

    Just curious, how often do the Yankees fail to score a run with the bases loaded and less than 2 outs?

    • Winter

      Angel Hernandex + General ineptitude.

      • Winter

        Sorry, misread it as “how do the yankees…”

    • Pat D

      By not having The Clutch Gene.

  • Tom

    Nice play by Tex to save a base there.

    • jmc

      exactly. announcers would have mentioned that but they’re not good at announcing.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    Angel Hernandez, leader of “Friends of Flanny.”

  • jmc

    good start to bottom half…christ.

  • captain kiwi

    there’s not enough alcohol in the world to get me through a game with hernandez behind the plate.

    • forensic

      Seriously, I’m this close to popping open my first beer of the night.

  • oldmanalex

    i never thought i’d be accusing of derek going through the motions. this dude needs to wake the fuck up.

  • oldmanalex

    i almost shat myself when machado hit that.

  • King George

    This is beyond frustrating.

  • Dan

    *This is not looking like a World Series team right now*

    • The Real Greg

      THEY WERE NEVER A WORLD SERIES TEAM TO BEGIN WITH!

      • Robinson Tilapia

        If I were to hand you a noose….

      • Need Pitching & Hitting

        FALLACY

  • Karl Krawfid

    First time since 1996…Jeter is really playing like a rookie.

  • Mick taylor

    Why are none of the yanks calling time between pitches it might throw off chen’s rhythm. Do they have a show to go to?

  • Adam

    Wow, what a play by Alex.

  • jim p

    That little pitch locator shown on the bottom right. I would be good if, between innings, the home plate umps could get a chance to review that. It’s likely most of them would learn from it, no?

  • Tom

    Nice play by ARod there.

  • Hummingbird S.

    A-Rod showing Jeter how to play D

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Arid sort of bobbled it, he sucks!!!!!!

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      Autocorrect. Arod.

  • Electric nunez

    Granderson and jeter not invited to andy christmas bbq in texas.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    The Elias Sports Bureau just called. All of Derek Jeter’s stats from this year have been erased due to an inning and a half of play.

  • Winter

    Say what you will about his bat, A-Rod is still well above average on defense.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Like many red sox fans, I’m scared shitless of andino

    • AnthonyD

      He has a little Orlando Cabrera in him (figuratively).

  • jjyank

    MOAR RUNS

    Please.

  • The Real Greg

    They’ll probably string together a few bloop hits here.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Tootie! She likes to have fun!

  • oriole killer

    Thank god that went to Cano, an equivalent ball on Jeter’s side would have meant a two-base error.

  • Matt

    Hopefully Angel Hernandez gives them a chance in the next inning to score with 2-3-4 coming up. Maybe they should slip him a few Benjamin Franklins inbetween innings.

    • Winter

      I’m pretty sure A-Rod has all our Franklins in a bank account somewhere.

  • Electric nunez

    Ok chen needs to die this inning

  • Dan

    Man, the Orioles sure love their 2-run singles.

    On the other hand, how about a Yankee 1 run single?

    • Dan

      A 1-run home run would also be nice.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Two pitches, two outs.

    Positively worthless.

  • Hummingbird S.

    2 pitches, 2 outs… very nice offense

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Wow, we might see 4 whole pitches here

    • Winter

      If we’re lucky.

    • joseph

      nailed it

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      Yea, more than three, this is pretty pathetic

  • Total Dominication

    Seriously? Two pitches?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    2 pitches

  • BigBlueAL

    2 pitches 2 outs to start the 5th.

  • Matt

    What is wrong with these guys? You work Chen’s pitch count the last few innings and then swing at bad pitches right off the bat?

    It’d be one thing if he was coming right after them, but he’s nibbling on the edges. Make him get it over the plate.

  • captain kiwi

    2 pitches, 2 pitches. holy shit guys.

  • Electric nunez

    Lets go up there a hit the first pitch of a guy at 80 pitches in the 5th.

  • oldmanalex

    wow 2 pitches 2 outs. these guys really want to get the fuck out of camden and enjoy the fucking baltimore nightlife.

  • pistol pete

    Great at bat aRod.

  • The Real Greg

    JUST. KILL. ME.

    I was actually optimistic about this evening. I thought they would romp And every time that happens it goes up in flames.

    • oriole killer

      Dude…it’s just luck, chill out.

      • The Real Greg

        It is luck. But…

        A: Nobody here seems to agree.
        B It’s not going our way.

        • Tom

          Flipped over to the football game between innings.

          As bad as the TBS crew is, I found myself thinking “Thank goodness Jon Gruden doesn’t do baseball”

    • Robinson Tilapia

      How long have you smelling up this site, Greg? Seriously. Every fucking night this is about your goddamn mental health. If you don’t have the insides to handle playoff baseball, then log off and go do something else. We’ll then sneak in and steal anything that would allow you to get back on here.

      • The Real Greg

        I HAVE NOTHING ELSE TO DO!

        The Jets suck.
        I live in a town with no nightlife.
        And even if I did do something else, it would still be in my head.

        • jjyank

          Zen baseball, man. Zen baseball.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

          Move.

          Change your life.

          We all love the Yankees, but they’re not our one and only.

        • Robinson Tilapia

          You live in Central Jersey somewhere. Take goddamn NJ Transit into the city. Wander any neighborhood…..except mine.

    • forensic

      You sure do lead a pitiful existence.

  • Cy Pettitte

    4 pitch inning. fucking brutal.

  • Tom

    Cano has to take a strike there.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    What an awful inning.

    Really?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Seriously?

  • oriole killer

    That inning sucked.

  • Hummingbird S.

    lol

  • Winter

    fuck!

  • Karl Krawfid

    Yankees could have got him out of the fucking game this inning.

    Jesus Christ.

  • Electric nunez

    4 fucking pitches are you serious

  • 4 pitches

    and our half of the inning is over

  • BigBlueAL

    That might be the worst offensive inning in Yankee playoff history.

    • Electric nunez

      Agree100%

    • Adam

      Even through all of that, down just one run. Good things are going to happen.

  • forensic

    Seriously guys? Two one-pitch outs? Way to battle.

    And now 4 pitches total.

    That’s it, time for a beer…

    • Esteban

      Sometimes hitters like the first pitch they see and the first pitch might be the only good pitch they see.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      I went and listened to half a song and, when I came back, the inning was over. How did that happen?

    • captain kiwi

      cheers mate. god save our livers.

  • Matt

    Can you be surprised though that they are swinging at this junk when they know Angel Hernandez will probably call it a strike even if they lay off?

    He has completely changed the complexion of this game at a time when Chen was on the verge of imploding. His call on Nunez in fact might be the only reason the Orioles even have a chance in the world to win this game.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Yeah, that was a four pitch inning because of Angel Hernandez.

      • Matt

        Every pitch they swung at was closer to being a strike than the 1-1 pitch to Nunez.

        They were trying to be patient with Chen, and Hernandez kept burying them in bad counts with his wide zone. It’s clearly in their heads now as they are getting more aggressive at the plate.

        • Need Pitching & Hitting

          This is fucking hilarious.

          • Bo Knows

            He’s right though, if everything within 4 inches is being called a strike, they have to protect the plate.

            • Need Pitching & Hitting

              On the first pitch?
              And not every pitch within four inches has been called a strike. He hasn’t consistently called anything that far off the plate a strike. There has been maybe 3-4 like that all game.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Hopefully they bring Jim Johnson in for the 6th

  • Athenian

    4 pitches? Plane must be are the Tarmac. Apparently satisfied with a split.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Wei-Yin Chen has an ERA over 5 since September started.

    Given tonight, you would never know it.

    • JLC 776

      Throw everything out the window come post-season time… no surprise there.

      • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

        Chen got bombed by the Yankees in this ballpark a month ago.

        Not so much tonight.

  • Adam

    I literally got up to say goodnight to my wife, came back and the half inning was over.

    • The Real Greg

      Go back to your wife and cherish her. At least you have a companion in your life.

      • captain kiwi

        greg, this is thoroughly depressing. i volunteer to travel to your house and companionize you for the rest of this series.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          I laughed. I do not know how you companionize anyone but I’m not sure I want to know.

      • Esteban

        This was sad.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Whatever dosage you’re on, it needs to be doubled. Would you like for me to make an appointment for you?

        • OMG! Bagels!

          I hate when people just write “this” but “this.”

        • Matt

          Aww, come on. It was sweet.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Sweet happens many, many a time on this blog. Usually, it involves Plouffy and Erica and, sometimes, even me and jjyank. This? Not sweet. This is just sad and tragic in a “I’m spilling my sadness out on the game thread of a New York Yankees blog” kind of way.

            • jjyank

              But… but.. I’m a doctor?

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        Fuck bitches, get money.

  • Pat D

    Anytime you guys wanna start hitting, that would be great, OK?

  • Mick taylor

    They are showing awful plate discipline . Chen keeps quick pitching them and no one is calling time.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    I’m glad the gloves are out tonight.

  • Esteban

    How bout that for bad and then good luck for the Yankees?

  • jjyank

    Tex, WTF??

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    What the fuck is going on?

    Ridiculous.

  • Hummingbird S.

    they really don’t want to win tonight. what a pathetic effort

    • Esteban

      Yeah, they’re *definitely* not trying to win tonight. You got it!

  • Pat D

    Holy fucking shitballs, this is now beyond ridiculous.

  • Matt

    The routine is always challenging for this team. Amazing.

  • Bo Knows

    I want to strangle someone, sooooo bad right now

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    Tex Buckner ladies and gents

  • Adam

    Seriously, weird game.

  • forensic

    Way to go Buckner!

    Geez guys, just pack it in and head to NY in body, not just in mind. This is little league shit.

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

    Great night with the gloves, fellas.

  • Winter

    Yankees have apparently decided not to try. Maybe something will change their mind soon.

  • jmc

    their heads simply aren’t in this game. only guys focusing are pettite and a-rod. we’re looking at a split here in baltimoe.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Jeez man lol

  • Get Phelps Up

    Oh my god SHUT UP Smoltz.

  • RkyMtnYank

    I know I’m in my own little group here but I’ve had enough of Tex. Gardner to left, Ichiro to right and Swish to first.

    • Bo Knows

      Swish is a vastly inferior defender than Tex and it’s not even close

      • RkyMtnYank

        Normally I would agree but from watching Swish play first this year he did a well above average job.

  • Winter

    Guess what? HR’s don’t work in the postseason guys.

    • mt

      Tell that to Carlos Beltran.

    • jmc

      tell that to a nice japanese man known as godzilla.

    • Yesterdays Game

      Hi

    • Captain_Turbo

      The Cardinals disagree.

  • Pat D

    Smoltz didn’t see the Cardinals/Nationals game, I gather.

  • Hummingbird S.

    how was that not a strikeout?

    • Winter

      Angel Hernandez.

      But it was anyway.

  • Athenian

    I can’t wait for this team to play like a championship team rather than first timers.

  • Electric nunez

    Tex jeter grandy Fuck you guys

    -andy Pettittes family

    • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

      Interesting pattern of letter capitalization.

      • captain kiwi

        lawled

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        This is what our schools teach in elementary school now.

  • Matt

    That 1-2 pitch to Hardy was as good as the 1-1 to Nunez. Not only is Hernandez terrible, but he is inconsistent.

  • Mick taylor

    They are playing this game like it’s the last game of a may road trip and are looking to get home Tex should have had they ball jeter making errors and grandy not catching andino’s ball . Combined with awful hitting approaches. I feel sorry for Andy who is pitching fine.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Hal Steinbrenner released statement indicating the Yankees are satisfied with one win in the ALDS and must get home for “Project Runway” finale.

    • jjyank

      Wait..YOU’RE Hal Steinbrenner??

  • CapitalT

    4 pitch inning for Chen. What happened to working for you pitch

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    I’m on record that there is no way we can have a worse offensive inning than the last one

    • Nice Scheister of Doom

      Be careful this team can find new, creative ways to hurt your feelings.

      • Adam

        Wow, perspective people.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Are you challenging the Orioles to convert a triple play?

  • Pasta Stumbling Sojo

    How much do you want to bet Oriole fans are pissed at the announcers for defending Tex on that error?

    You might think the announcers suck in general, but the whole biased against the Yankee thing is kind of silly. Every team’s fans think the announcers are biased against them, and there is a very, very large chunk of the population that thinks that all the big networks are pro-Yankee.

    • mt

      I actually think Cal has been pretty good to Yanks – he likes Arod for example. Smoltz sometimes lets his feelings show – he also has a bad habit of talking as if he were the Orioles (this what we want to happen) or the Yanks (much less)

    • alec

      I had exactly that thought when listening to that defense of Tex. And then I got bored, because Cal is boring. I don’t think any of the YES announcers would have tried to defend Tex on that error. Pauly would have just talked about eating and then Coney would talk about sabermetrics and Kay would say something stupid, but nobody would try to argue that wasn’t a shitty error or blather on about how grass is cut.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Time for some fucking runs, already.

  • Nice Scheister of Doom

    C’mon Yankees! Do the damn thing!

  • OMG! Bagels!

    What are you guys like in the last 5 minutes of a football game?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Andy came to play anyways.

    Runs please.

  • Electric nunez

    Oh i though swisher was going to beer league that.

  • mt

    Is there any hope for Grandy to move to RF next year – any fly ball with a big swing by batter but that doesn’t travel hit to CF scares me – he is much better at going back.

    In RF, he can play shallow since short RF wall at YS III (assuming Swisher leaves)

    • Hummingbird S.

      it’s because he ALWAYS takes a step back before breaking for the ball. He’s awful out there.

  • Yesterdays Game

    We’re down by 1 run. ONE run. From some of these comments you’d think we were down 10-0 with Sergio Mitre and Chad Gaudin lined up to pitch the next 2 games.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      God I miss those guys, think either of them can play 1st or ss?

    • Captain_Turbo

      Chad Guadin… the Fredo of the Yankees family.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      MITRE! Those were the days.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Score 15 runs now.

  • BigBlueAL

    For as bad as the Yankees have played tonight they are only down 1 run going to the 6th. They should still win this game.

    • Dan

      I do feel a lot better that they had to use O’Day and Johnson yesterday

    • forensic

      Should? The Orioles have a great bullpen, regardless of what Johnson did last night.

  • oldmanalex

    yea, ANDY came to play. this offence needs to wake the fuck up. we cant expect CG shutouts from every starter fml!!

  • JLC 776

    Yankees are seriously in a good position – one run down with a chance to take a 2 games to none lead. I’ll take it!

    Just remember how nerve wracking ’96 was against Texas…

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    I can’t believe I miss the days when LDS games were on ESPN.

    TBS commercials are the absolute worst.

    • Ethan

      Their broadcasting crew is terrible as well.

    • alec

      Not as bad as NBA playoffs on TNT, when every single commercial break meant one or two ads for ‘Men at Work’, the HILARIOUS new TBS comedy, and another for ‘Franklin & Bash’, the EVEN MORE HILARIOUS TNT comedy where Zach from Saved by the Bell and the dude from Clueless get to be HILARIOUS lawyers. It was HILARIOUS – literally, I went psychotic afterwards.

    • jjyank

      VERY FUNNY!!! VERY FUNNY!!! AHHH VERY FUNNY

      *shoots self*

      Seriously, what a stupid tag line.

      “Hey guys, our shows are funny, right? So what should our marketing line be?”

      “I know: ‘very funny’. You know, because the shows are funny, right? You guys get it?”

      I literally do a face palm every time.

  • Mike N

    Let’s get to Chen now!

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    This is the inning. I can feel it.

  • King George

    Just got back from Domino’s! Quickest thing to pick up and run back in minimal time. On my way there, I saw a car with a 2009 World Series championship bumper sticker. It’s a sign!!!!!!

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Anything involving Domino’s is probably just a sign of indigestion.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      I can honestly say I’ve never been inside a Domino’s or Papa Johns in my life.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        I unfortunately have had to ingest Domino’s in the past few months when my second office, which is about as deep in the “other” New York as can be, has wanted to order pizza. It’s….not as bad as that “Pizza Pizza” stuff which gets advertised during Blue Jay games (which is like “Little Ceaser’s Outlet Store”), but it’s bad.

        I liked Papa Johns when I lived in Miami, but there’s no real pizza there either.

        • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

          I’ve eaten both, don’t get me wrong, but how do you not get Domino’s delivered. I wouldn’t want people seeing me walk out of a Domino’s with food…

        • jjyank

          Welcome to my life in DC. It’s funny how much higher my pizza standards are compared to my coworkers.

          • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

            They’re probably lifetime not-from-the New York/NJ area. Probably have never has a slice of good pizza in their lives.

            • jjyank

              Yep. I remember when I first started, they were outlining places I could go for lunch. One of which was a pizza place. And I stopped them and said “wait…what kind of pizza? Like southern pizza? Or NY style pizza?”

              And they responded “what’s the difference?”

              I still have yet to venture to eat there.

        • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

          This disgusting kid from my school works at Dominos. So no Dominos anymore. He’s not allowed in the kitchen supposedly, but no chances taken.

          I go to local pizza places rather than horrible chains like Papa Johns.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Who eats Dominos? No one in New York.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Read what I just wrote. When your East New York office needs to order some pizza, there’s not much of a choice.

  • Bartolo’s Colon

    I guess swisher didn’t get the postseason memo until today

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Right now, they can barely touch Chen.

    This is hard to watch.

    • Captain_Turbo

      We’re making Chen look better than he is.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Axisa,

    FWIW, there is still no link to the spillover thread on the main page.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Chen has only needed 11 pitches for the last five outs.

  • King George

    HOLY FUCK. TAKE A PITCH OR THREE. HE HAS THROWN 10 PITCHES SINCE THE TOP OF THE 5TH. FUCK.

  • pistol pete

    I love Swisher but he’s really struggled in the playoffs now for years, it may mark his ticket out of town and a big free agency contract elsewhere, in NY you’ve got to produce in the playoffs.

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

      He was on base three times yesterday.

      • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

        But what has he done for us lately Mike?!

        /end sarcasm

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        shhh, Mike THE NARRATIVE!!!!!!!

      • Esteban

        can’t expect people to give up their narratives.

    • King George

      I used to not feel this way, but slowly I am siding with this train of thought.

  • not enough homers

    this is painful

  • Dan

    Why do the Yankees seem to get railed in a lot of game 2s?

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Please get on Russ.

    • Captain_Turbo

      Wish granted.

  • Electric nunez

    This ernie guy blow ass as a broadcaster.

  • Adam

    haha wow.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Well, there’s a break.

    Would be nice of Granderson to do something with that.

  • oriole killer

    Okay Grandy now is the time that your awful flailing swing makes miraculous contact and goes for a home run, right?

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Yeah, that didn’t do anything at all.

  • King George

    Curtis is also performing quite well.

  • Mick taylor

    Grandy sucks in centerhe should have caught that ball by andino. And girardi sucks too I wanted petite in game 3 because I did not think we would win both games on the road . Now we have to rely on kuroda and Hughes good luck

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Keep a happy thought.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      Game’s over already.
      Shit, I missed a few innings.

    • not enough homers

      kuroda’s been our best starter all year, this games not over and even with a loss if we can’t win 2 of 3 at home with the garbage baltimore will throw we dont deserve it anyway

  • Hummingbird S.

    this offense..

  • Karl Krawfid

    Granderson fucking sucks.

  • Souter Fell

    ugh, sloppy baseball, at least martin worked a count

  • not enough homers

    i’m still amazed at the number of orioles fans in the park. i’ve been to a bunch of yankee games at camden yards and this is the first time there hasnt been a 50/50 split

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Baltimore just became O’s fans. If they lose, they’ll go back to forgetting they have a team.

  • Captain_Turbo

    I am literally angry with rage!

    • OMG! Bagels!

      What?

      • Captain_Turbo

        Just trying to lighten up the room a bit.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          Good luck with that. But it was good. I may quote it.

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    I get to hear Springsteen play out to commercials and then Conan advertisements. TBS is not SO bad.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Offense has been pathetic tonight. This guy throws a 92 mph fastball, no more no less. Get a big hit. SCORE! They should be crushing this guy. Andy’s kept them in it despite a comedy of errors on defense.

  • Matt

    Another hanger, another weak out. What is wrong with these hitters? If you are geared up for the fastball, you should put that pitch into orbit.

    • Bartolo’s Colon

      Weak night by the offense, not sure how this dude is dominating us

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Know what sucks? TEETHING.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      Are you teething?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        No, but I can hear my son waking up in pain in the other room right now, which will be the first of many times tonight until the four goddamn teeth that are wanting to come out emerge.

        • OMG! Bagels!

          Maybe he’s just reading this game thread.

        • forensic

          We’re totally there too. Sucks, for both him and us.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            There’s not much we can do for the poor little guy. He was handling it like a champ, but it’s the molars and incisors now, and it’s FOUR of them trying to come out. It just gets the best of him at night. At least this will put him at about 13-14 teeth but, damn, I need my sleep, but my wife especially does.

            On the bright side, he suddenly perfectly blurted out the word “raspberry” today, which shocked the shit out of us.

            • forensic

              We have the four front teeth out so far. He actually slept through the night last night. Unfortunately, that far too uncommon. My wife is a saint though, has the monitor volume way down and gets up with him every night.

              He’s a big fan of the 3 AM party in his crib…

              • Robinson Tilapia

                We have a very good sleeper when this isn’t happening. This is just a killer right now.

                My wife’s still nursing so, yeah, she winds up taking the nighttime wakeups.

        • Bo Knows

          Do you have the teething rings? put one in the freezer for a couple of minutes, when my niece was teething that always helped

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Yeah. It’s the nighttime stuff, though. I think toothaches are worse for anyone at night.

        • oriole killer

          Just punch him in the mouth — will knock his teeth out and solve both his and your problem.

          • Robinson Tilapia

            Thank you. Will try that out if nothing else works.

    • jjyank

      …I hope he’s not latching on to the wrong parent.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        Funny.

        If I were to go in there right now, he’d really wake up and then we’d be screwed for a while. Daddy = play time.

    • Captain_Turbo

      Also vacuum cleaners.

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      Yeah…teething BLOWS when my niece started it was the first time I seriously considered moving out since I was a rebellious teenager.

  • FachoinaNYY

    Damn this has been a frustrating game thus far, just such a weird feel to it.

  • Athenian

    Granderson is a waste of a spot right now. Might as well play Andrew Jones because there is no difference in effectiveness. The roll over and die Yanks are creeping out.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting

      I could swear Grandy had a RISP hit earlier this game.

    • OMG! Bagels!

      He’s not on the roster.

    • Get Phelps Up

      Who is Andrew Jones?

      • Robinson Tilapia

        He’s dating Sam Pearce.

        • Get Phelps Up

          And Andy Petite is their kid.

    • DC

      This crap again?

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    …and this is what happens.

    Now the Orioles have an excellent chance to scratch another run across.

  • oldmanalex

    the worst part of this team: we actually have a rotation that can deal and keep us in the game. i think for once, we’ll go as far as our goodam erratic offence takes us.

  • Karl Krawfid

    This could be the game right here.

  • Adam

    I would pay to watch a Tex/Wieters foot race.

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      You have 3 hours?

    • Robinson Tilapia

      ……and they’d still overlap Casey McGeehee and, um, Jorge Posada.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Fucking dive, please.

    • Dan

      Yeah honestly, what the fuck. How many seeing eye singles have downed the Yankees the last twelve years? Immeasurable.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Death by a thousand cuts.

  • Karl Krawfid

    Sorry I don’t think this shitty ass O can come back.

  • Hummingbird S.

    with this fucking offense, it’s probably game over

    • 28 this year

      Yes because yesterday’s 7 runs means nothing.

  • AnthonyD

    Are they playing at the Prudential Center?

  • Electric nunez

    Is this game fixed ? Cano ole that ball

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Well, a split in Baltimore ain’t bad. We’ve just got to win 2/3 at the stadium to take the series. The offense is gonna have to do better.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      It’d be infinitely better to go back 2-0. 2 out 3 isn’t a cakewalk.

  • Matt

    Again, Cano does not dive. He had a shot to knock that down at the very least and keep the run from scoring.

  • Dan

    Lol their catcher scores from second without a throw and our first basemen doesn’t even try…pathetic. Poor fundamentals always hurt more in the playoffs.

    • DC

      Our first baseman would have been out by 30 ft. He would have been stupid to try.

    • Bo Knows

      The first baseman would have been out at the plate, O’s OF do have strong arms and Tex is just coming back from a Calf injury

      • Matt

        Teixeira is running fine. He got a bad jump because he froze on the line drive. Don’t listen to what these idiot announcers are saying.

        • Bo Knows

          I’m not listening to anyone, Tex would have been out by a mile, it’s obvious Tex is not moving as quick as he can (even by his standards) so either he has just flat out quit (unlikely) he is still a little apprehensive about pushing it unless it’s absolutely necessary.

  • Mick taylor

    Does it feel like to you that the yanks came to Baltimore and once they won the first game they were satisfied with a split?

    • OMG! Bagels!

      No. That’s just stupid.

      • RkyMtnYank

        With the lack of defensive effort tonight that’s really not that far off.

  • not enough homers

    are we really raving about a career replacement level player for playing the game the right way?

    • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

      Narratives FTW.

  • Matt

    And these Orioles “fans” are some of the biggest disgraces in baseball. Instead of cheering for their own team, they are chanting “you suck”

    • Right

      That applies to all “fans” when the Yankees are in town. Everyone hates the yankees because every fan is jealous of their greatness.

  • Athenian

    It’s blows. Touht the object was to win not rationalize a split

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    I love the “You Suck” chant after a run. Okay, yea, because your team just made the playoffs for the first time in 15 years. But yea, we suck.

    • jjyank

      And they already lost game one.

  • Right

    If Andy can’t get the corpse formerly known as Thome out this inning, then Girardi should pull him.

  • Kronk

    Can Swisher not throw home this series?

  • not enough homers

    let’s all calm down, it’s a 2 run game, this offense has managed a few big innings this year

    • OMG! Bagels!

      You can’t say that and have it mean anything. There’s a group that simply gives up in the 2nd inning (sometimes in the first). No reasoning with them.

      • not enough homers

        lol i’m baffled. you’d swear the sky was falling. we’re not going away with 1 run total, we may lose, but i’m confident we’ll score more than 1

    • Winter

      ^This. How many time have the Yankees been down by 1 or 2 runs, all the pessimists come out and say that “a-roid sucks and swisher’s unclutch and homers don’t work in the postseason,” and then they actually score runs. I know we can’t skip that middle step, but I can always hope.

  • Electric nunez

    Yankees feel sorry for Os give them a win for a gift

    Signed jeter tex cano and grandy

    • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

      Yea, that’s it.

  • andy from hp

    thome looks like he drinks maple syrup

    • Adam

      Thank you…I needed that laugh.

      • captain kiwi

        seriously. so random i couldn’t anything but chuckle.

  • Tom

    Bullpen has to be getting loose no? 2 run game in the 6th, day off tomorrow. Both Robertson and Soriano should pitch in this game.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    DP please.

  • andy from hp

    anyone watching the jets game?

  • not enough homers

    double play and a few quick runs

    • not enough homers

      i had this typed before the dp

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Score some runs please.

  • jjyank

    RUNS damn it, RUNS!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    That’s probably it for Pettitte.

    Hey, 6/3 isn’t a great outing, but we’d all take it. This game right now is on the dead bats society.

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Umm while you’re listening to me; How about some runs?

  • Mike N

    Good job holding it to one.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Really, without Ichiro’s insanity, this is a shutout right now.

    Think about that.

  • oldmanalex

    i still cant hate on pettite. wtf did we expect, 8 innnings of 1 run ball. this dudes 40 yrs old.

    • andy from hp

      it may not end up being to far from that…he can come back for the 7th

  • andy from hp

    you know what? fuck chris young.

  • AnthonyD

    Not breaking any ground, but that Nunez at bat w/ the bases loaded (aided by the bad Angel H. strike call) was a monster. Jeez that was a killer.

    • Ethan

      Have to score those runs with less than 1 out. Inexcusable.

    • andy from hp

      true dat

    • not enough homers

      the ANTI tex lol

  • OMG! Bagels!

    What is the cure for having 2000 songs on your iPod and it plays the same 20 songs all the time?

    • forensic

      Deleting those 20 songs?

  • Adam

    Bloop and a blast…

    • Ethan

      Please be right!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Did Aroldis just say “Shamalangadingdong?”

    • Adam

      A relevant pop culture reference to 1996.

      • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

        Makes me think of Animal House.

  • Winter

    Pettitte may not have been on fire, but he never let them put up a crooked number. This game could have been a lot worse than 3-1.

  • King George

    Bloop and a blast time!

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Noonie, get us started here!!!

  • Get Phelps Up

    Again with Angel Hernandez.

    • Get Phelps Up

      And it ends up being a good thing! :)

  • Anthony

    NICE HUSTLE NUNIE

  • Adam

    There’s your bloop! What base running.

  • Mike N

    Way to hustle, Nunie!

  • forensic

    That was graceful Davis…

  • Hummingbird S.

    fuck yeah nunie!!

  • King George

    There’s the bloop. Need the blast.

  • Electric nunez

    Electric!!!

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Hustle double. Let that be an omen.

  • Souter Fell

    nice nunez! hard charging

  • Winter

    Atta-boy Nunie!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Nunee with the hustle.

    Capitalize please.

  • jjyank

    Wow. ‘Atta boy, Nunie. Let’s get something going here.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    YEAH NOONIE way to hustle out of the box!!!!

  • captain kiwi

    HEADS UP RUNNING NUNIE! fucking bring him in guys, let’s GO

  • jbkx

    What’s the over/under on Orioles wins next season? I feel a big thud coming and say 80 should be about it.

  • Dan

    Wow, someone finally made a play. Jesus.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Thank you, Nunez. Sorry I called you a bad name before. Nice hustle there.

  • OMG! Bagels!

    Angel Hernandez has to reach into his bag of how to screw the Yankees for something new.

    • Winter

      We’ve already seen a bunch of bad strike calls, and infield fly was already taken. I’m gonna go with missing something obvious like a balk or catcher’s interference.

  • oriole killer

    Now John Smoltz is disappointed that Nunez didn’t get a walk (which would have been a wrong call), because the next pitch led to a double. Also he’s still blaming the rally last night on an umpire’s missed strike call.

  • Adam

    Swinging at too many high fastballs…

  • TheSaint

    Cmon Jeet

  • Souter Fell

    lead off double, we need at least one this inning

    • AnthonyD

      Absolutely

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Derek, TAKE A FUCKING PITCH

    • oriole killer

      It worked out okay, but…yes, thank you. His “always swing at first pitch” bullshit put him in an 0-2 hole with a sketchy ump against a guy who doesn’t have great control. If he let a pitch or two go he could have been in a much more advantageous count/not had to desperately and (fortunately successfully) battle an 0-2 count for a few pitches.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    …not one pitch to Jeter’s been in the zone yet.

    • Winter

      They’re all in the Hernandez-zone, however.

      • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

        True…nothing in sports infuriates me more than a bad home plate umpire. It throws of the rhythm of EVERYBODY but the pitcher getting the calls.

    • Bo Knows

      Angel Hernandez!!!

      (take a shot of hard booze)

  • Adam

    105 pitches…he is ripe for picking.

  • Mike N

    Now we’re talking!!

  • Cy Pettitte

    there we go Captain. keep ‘em coming.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Well done, Jeter.

    Now, time for him to reach the plate as well.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Jeter!

  • AnthonyD

    Fisting it out there

    • Michael Kay

      Hey that’s my line

      • Chip Carey

        No.

        • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

          Chip Carey [sic] wins.

  • jjyank

    YES! 1 one game again!

  • Wil Nieves Number 1 Fan

    Nunie’s hustle gets me all hot and bothered.

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    The kid and the Captain coming through!!! FUCK YEAH!!

  • Souter Fell

    i know i only asked for one, but how bout some more?

  • Electric nunez

    Nunie to the instuctional league for rf next year

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Nunez manufacturing a run.

  • not enough homers

    there we go, come on grady little, leave chen in a little longer

  • murg

    “At least Jeter is making up for the defense with big hits”
    Good call, Mike

  • Get Phelps Up

    Did Nunez even touch the plate?

  • forensic

    What is with Yankees baserunners and freezing on line drives that are no where close to being caught? He scored anyway, but Nunez even did it on that one with no one within 10 feet of it.

  • jbkx

    Smoked into left center

  • AnthonyD

    Nunez can move- he got a terrible jump on that ball

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Stop bunting.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Ugghh.

  • not enough homers

    no more bunting, double single, free out???

  • andy from hp

    im calling it now, pettite comes back out for the 7th, let’s the first batter get on, then girardi yanks him. HAPPENS EVERY TIME!

  • Adam

    Man, he still motors.

  • Souter Fell

    at least ichiro is too fast to double up

  • http://yanksgoyard.com/ Joe F

    Thank you for hustling Ichiro.

  • Get Phelps Up

    Tough for Ichiro to do anything when Girardi puts him in an 0-2 hole to start his AB.

  • TheSaint

    we need some big ABs from the middle of the order here

  • oriole killer

    I was going to say this earlier — I am happy that Ichiro has produced reasonably well, but I think his swing is one of the stupidest things in baseball. Use your body to generate greater force and maybe you won’t hit as many pop-ups/GIDP balls, dumbass.

    • Souter Fell

      yeah, stupid single season hit record holder

  • Hans Moleman

    Screw Wieters, we need to get Ichiro running.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    The Yankees will return to the Bronx up 2-0.

    • captain kiwi

      yes.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    You just knew they’d get that 2nd run once Baltimore got their 3rd run. Now they won’t score another run all game. Buck’s gonna mix and match with Oday’s frisbee, Matusz the LOOGY and Johnson’s bowling ball.

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Bring them the fuck on.

    • DC

      The Yankees took secret batting practice with bowling balls.

  • Adam

    For a second there I was hoping Buck would treat CHen like David Cone…

  • jbkx

    Are they bringing in Armando Benitez?

  • Electric nunez

    Aubrey oday time

  • AnthonyD

    Frisbee

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    GOD DAMNIT IT’S FRISBEE MAN AGAIN :(

  • jjyank

    STOP CALLING IT A FRISBEE!!

    *goes on homicidal rampage*

    • Cy Pettitte

      just wait for the bowling ball!

  • Mike N

    C’mon, A-Rod!

  • Chip Carey

    Fist one, Arod!

  • thekid

    Take a shot everytime you hear the word ‘frisbee’

    • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

      We’d all be dead in a half inning.

  • jbkx

    Skipping Rocks

  • captain kiwi

    fuck. ichiro is getting some excellent jumps off of 1st.

  • Electric nunez

    Frizbee what the fuck

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    Totally gotta start Ichiro here.

  • C

    Is it just me or does O’Day balk every single pitch?

    • dalelama

      Its just you.

  • forensic

    A-Rod… :-(

  • jbkx

    pitiful

  • Hummingbird S.

    arod fail

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    ARod does all that, all for the rather predictable swing-and-miss.

    He just does that a fucking ton these days.

  • oldmanalex

    okay ALEX RODRIGUEZ… give the organization your money back.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Alex, Alex, Alex….

  • Chip Carey

    Alright Robbie, fist one into the outfield and tie this up!

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

    Stolen base = Robbie gets nothing to hit. Counterproductive.

    • oriole killer

      But Joe is a great strategician. You need to let him work his magic. He is more of an “artist” than a “manager”, coaxing runs from the opposing team like a patient lover with bunts, stolen bases, and matchups.

  • Mike N

    Fuuug.

  • Adam

    Wow..the Oriole fans are annoying with the soccer chants.

    • Captain_Turbo

      That sentence would have been fine if it had stopped at “annoying.”

  • dalelama

    No surprise there…

    • Get Phelps Up

      This comment is even less of a surprise.

    • jjyank

      Can we make up a name for you? Like “Ol’ Magenta Comments”?

  • Get Phelps Up

    dalelama and stuart are happy enough to throw a parade.

    • dalelama

      Not happy at all, no one more than me wishes we weren’t paying a choke artist $25M per year.

      • jjyank

        Could have fooled me.

      • Get Phelps Up

        It’s literally ALL you talk about.

  • jbkx

    Sounds like a fucking soccer match. Idiots.

  • TheSaint

    thought they might walk robbie to go after swish

  • Robinson Tilapia

    The worst/best thing stuart ever said on here was his comment about the smug look on Alex’s face after a strikeout for the next five years. It’s like a knife to the heart every time it actually happens.

  • AnthonyD

    Best hitter in baseball right now vs a LOOGY w a great base runner in SP. Can’t ask for much more than that

  • Ace

    The only thing that lowers my ARod hate is knowing that Robbie is coming up after him.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    Alex just looks too old and slow. Oday has fooled him two days in a row now. And it’s up to Robbie against Matusz the LOOGY if they don’t walk him which I would to pitch to Teixera.

    • TheSaint

      pitching to swish not tex

  • forensic

    Methinks the reception for A-Rod on Wednesday is not going to be pretty…

    • Adam

      Because Yankee fans are annoying.

  • not enough homers

    not trying to sound to cliche but this is the spot cano needs to come up big in if he’s gonna be the next great one

    • not enough homers

      nevermind

  • Adam

    Looking ahead, since they burned O’Day already, does that mean Strop in the 8th??

    • not enough homers

      i hope so

  • Raul Ibanez AKA Tom Marvolo Riddle

    That makes no sense to me, Why not leave O’Day in for the IBB?

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Bring in lefty for IBB?

    Huh?

  • Get Phelps Up

    uhh…couldn’t ODay do that?

  • Adam

    Go ahead run on base. Have to make them pay.

  • jjyank

    I never understood this. Why not use O’Day for the IBB, then bring in Matusz?

  • Robinson Tilapia

    That Aretha Franklin joke was awful.

  • Ethan

    Ok swisher you want a big contract this coming year? Get a hit and we’ll talk!

  • Electric nunez

    Pinch hit chavez here

  • Souter Fell

    Swish needs a big hit here

  • BigBlueAL

    Wow, interesting move here by Buck.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    1-32 in his playoff career with RISP.

    Overdue, Swish.

    • Ethan

      That is a crazy stat!

  • TampaYankee

    I really hate A-Rod. I keep trying to like him, and want to root for him, but I’m done.

    He’s either a walk, single, strikeout, or double play. He is worthless at his pay. If he was only making 1.5 mil, it wouldn’t be a huge deal, but his huge paycheck makes me sick with how terrible he is.

    I want him gone.

    • Ace

      Good luck. Even Magic Johnson isn’t dumb enough to take that contract.

  • Mick taylor

    You just knew a rod would strike out on ball4 you just knew swisher would do his playoff choke act but where are the fingers like in the Detroit game?

  • Hans Moleman

    You know how big a single would be?

  • Souter Fell

    swish is just watching juicy pitches

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Two curveballs to drive, and Swish hasn’t offered.

  • Electric nunez

    Goodbye nick
    Maybe the Mets

  • Kevin

    Was lying in bed unable to get back to sleep (in England). Suddenly remembered baseball would be on. Get up – it’s 3-2 Orioles, Suzuki on 1st. Cano walks. Runners get to 2nd and 3rd on a passed ball. Suddenly I’m glad at my inability to sleep.

  • Joe

    So what time is small sample size article going up tomorrow. But but he walks.

  • https://twitter.com/KramerIndustry Kramerica Industries

    Make it 1-33.

  • Souter Fell

    ugh

  • Need Pitching & Hitting

    Swisher….smfh.

  • Adam

    Damn. We still make this happen in the 8th.

  • Eddard reboot v.1.0

    The light hitting Swisher can’t do a damn thing in the playoffs. Nothing new there.

  • WhittakerWalt

    God, fuck you Arod.

  • Ace

    Later Swish. Enjoy Boston.

  • Hummingbird S.

    pathetic but predictable… 1 hit with RISP in his whole PS career.

  • Ethan

    So unclutch it’s just unbelievable.

  • Mike N

    Damn.

  • BigBlueAL

    Arod and Swish living up to their postseason expectations that inning.

  • forensic

    Ugh, those last few AB’s were incredibly terrible, yet predictable.