Game 47: Stop the Skid

Update: Teixeira will join Double-A Trenton for rehab next week
Curtis Granderson out at least four weeks with fractured pinky
(Rob Carr/Getty)
(Rob Carr/Getty)

The Yankees and the Rangers are the only teams in baseball that have yet to lose three consecutive games this season, but the Bombers have lost two straight coming into tonight’s contest against the Rays. This series could create some headaches for New York with Vidal Nuno starting tomorrow and Alex Cobb starting on Sunday, so winning the opener tonight would be a pretty nice regardless of how many games they’ve lost in a row. Here’s the lineup that will face the pitcher former known as Fausto Carmona:

  1. CF Brett Gardner
  2. 2B Robinson Cano
  3. LF Vernon Wells
  4. DH Travis Hafner
  5. RF Curtis Granderson
  6. 3B David Adams
  7. 1B Lyle Overbay
  8. SS Jayson Nix
  9. C Chris StewartI guess the groin is okay

And on the mound is the former Falmouth Commodore (Cape Cod League), right-hander David Phelps.

The sky is clear and it’s sweltering in St. Petersburg, but that doesn’t matter because the Yankees and Rays are playing indoors. Tonight’s game is scheduled to start at 7:10pm ET and can be seen on My9 locally and MLB Network nationally. Enjoy.

Injury News: Andy Pettitte (trap) will throw a bullpen session tomorrow after playing catch the last two days … Kevin Youkilis (back) could join Mark Teixeira (wrist) on a minor league rehab assignment next week … Joba Chamberlain (oblique) will throw two innings in an Extended Spring Training game tomorrow … Eduardo Nunez (ribcage) will play in a minor league rehab game soon … in case you missed it earlier, Ivan Nova (triceps) was activated off the DL while Dellin Betances was sent to Triple-A to clear a roster spot.

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Update: Teixeira will join Double-A Trenton for rehab next week
Curtis Granderson out at least four weeks with fractured pinky
  • trr

    If we’re to have any chance to win this series, we need this game tonight!

    • vicki

      if we were to win this series it would be the first time at the trop since april 2010. can you believe that?

      • trr

        I know we’ve struggled there recently, but wow!

      • Rolling Doughnut

        Yep I can believe it. We’ve lost 9 straight there since then. One of life’s little mysteries I guess. The Trop is like the old Seattle Kingdome for us,

    • Winter

      I’m pretty sure you can win a three game series after losing one game.

      • trr

        Mighty tough with the pitching match ups after tonight, Winter

      • vicki

        and i’m pretty sure he meant we can’t reasonably expect to beat both moore and cobb.

  • vicki

    victorino and middlebrooks on the dl. here come the tears.

    • I’m not the droids you’re looking for…

      Butbutbut teh injahreez!

  • Fausto Carmona’s SS#

    This is a definite must win. It might be a slug fest, but we have to beat Fausto Carm…errr….Roberto Hernandez.

    I hate the Trop. I hate it more than Fenway, if that’s even possible.

  • trr

    Bah! We go through that every week!

  • Dr. TJ Eckleberg

    My9 sucks. I hate that I can’t watch these games on Directv. Stupid.

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Wait, when did Carmona change his name?

    • Fausto Carmona’s SS#

      I think the INS changed it for him…..

    • Rolling Doughnut

      In 2012, Dominican police arrested him accusing him of using a false name to get a visa. His real name is Roberto Heredia Hernández, and he is three years older than he reported. Why he changed it who knows? Wonder what he got up to in the DR.

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

        Well, damn.

        • Roadgeek Adam

          I still call him Carmona, easier to disambiguate him from the other Roberto Hernandez, who played for the Rays in the early 2000s.

          That and I hate his guts.

  • Eddard

    I think they have a good shot to win 2/3 and it starts tonight with BGDP.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Hehe, Sterling is calling the Tampa starter Carmona!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Hooray for dumb slides!

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    I hate when opposing teams play good defense.

    • Dalek Jeter

      +1

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Yeah because then we have to listen to Greg’s BABIP rants

    • vicki

      to be fair we’ve also seen some laughably bad defense in opponents this season (talking to you, toronto).

  • Pat D

    We’re all slipping.

    For Prussia!

    • Dalek Jeter

      I just thought!! Yes, For the mighty Prussian Empire!

  • Pat D

    So what is everyone’s least favorite out of these three parks in which the Yankees seem to suck?

    The Trop
    Comerica
    Angel Stadium

    • trr

      The Trop sucks. I’ve been there. It sucks.
      Did I mention it sucks?

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      Angel Fucking Stadium, thank you very much.

    • Dalek Jeter

      The Trop and it’s not even really that close. At least the other two are aesthetically enjoyable and look like a ball park. The Trop is ugly as fuck and looks like (and really is) a giant warehouse with a baseball field in it.

      • vicki

        this. plus points for division rival.

  • trr

    Dang! a couple of at’ems

  • Dalek Jeter

    Hooray, a simple 10 pitch inning for a dude sporting an ERA north of 5.

    • trr

      Couple o’ hard hit outs though, esp Cano…

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      …Featuring a diving stop for one out and a line drive right at an outfielder. We didn’t exactly go quietly.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Yeah, well…I’m in a Greg kind of mood tonight so…it’s not really gonna get much better.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I really hope that this is the regular line up until Youk or Tex gets back, only with Stewart as the BUC because I want to see Romine as a starter to see if he can do it in the majors.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Help from the Rays fan. Not sure Hafner makes second on that otherwise.

  • Eddard

    They’re really kicking that old man out of the ballgame?

    • Wheels

      I know, right?

  • trr

    Do they REALLY have to toss that fan?

  • sangreal

    It’s always something at this dump. Feel bad for the old guy getting kicked out

    • trr

      I think a stern warning would suffice

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

      MLB policy and it’s zero tolerance. Reach over for a ball in play and you’re gone.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    First base umpires ftw

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Caught a break there.

    • trr

      Yup

  • Dalek Jeter
  • SDB

    Loverbay!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Loverbay!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nice, LOVERBAY!!

  • vicki

    loverbay greenlight. love. it.

  • Eddard

    OVERBAY! I LOVE THE 3-0 GREEN LIGHT!

  • trr

    3-0 count!

  • Wheels

    Lyle is clutch

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Turn him looooose–

  • Cy Pettitte

    great read by Adams, didn’t think he had any chance to score on that

  • Wheels

    F’n sweet

  • trr

    That fan’s still there!

  • Eddard

    Jayson Nix professional ballplayer. And that old guy forgot where he was sitting!

  • Dalek Jeter

    He always DOES SOMETHING! #professional ballplayer

  • Dalek Jeter

    Who brings a god damned horn to a fucking ball park?!

    • Wheels

      Hate those vuvuzelas

      • Dalek Jeter

        Is that what it is? Those are still a thing? I love that the Yankees banned them from the Stadium the instant they became a thing.

        • Wheels

          Pretty certain, it sounds just like one. Same atonal drone

          • Dalek Jeter

            I’ve only ever heard them en mass at the World Cup as background when it sounded like a fucking beehive.

            • Wheels

              Yeah, that was brutal. It ruined watching it for me

              • Dalek Jeter

                I’m not even a huge soccer fan, I was watching for no other reason than it was The World Cup, and the vuvuzelas made it literally unwatchable.

    • SDB

      Can’t be that hard to figure it out… only 8 or 10 people actually go to Tropicana, right?

  • Eddard

    Is there anything Jayson Nix can’t do?

  • Eddard

    Calling to the pen in the 2nd inning. Get Carmona out and deplete their pen for the rest of the series.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    wow.
    Make him pay, Vern. Make him pay.

  • vicki

    get pissed, vern.

  • Eddard

    I know Maddon is smart but this is just stupid.

  • Pat D

    Joe Maddon: Managerial Genius.

    Don’t believe me? Just ask him.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Walk the bases loaded w/2 outs and Wells coming up on my

  • Pasta

    Make him pay

  • Eddard

    That’s ok, 3 runs is all BGDP needs.

    • SDB

      Who cares? It’s Fausto pitching, I’d love to see him go for at least 7 or 8 runs. Then onto wearing down the bullpen.

  • Dalek Jeter

    I know we make fun of the crowds that Tampa draws, but lets be real. I just got the opportunity for a free “live look-in” from Gameday (because I’m in network I can only get the radio package) and knowing I’d get the Tampa broadcast and have to look at the ballpark I declined.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Nice play.

  • Wheels

    Big league play right there

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Adams continues to impress

  • Dalek Jeter

    His throwing motion still scares the fuck out of me, but with that said, I hope I have the pleasure of that moment of fear for every play Adams makes for the next decade.

    • Cy Pettitte

      it’s weird, out of his hand I always think, for a second, that it’s going way over Overbay’s head and then it hits him in the chest.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Yup, it’s the over the top motion, it’s not something you regularly see out of an infielder.

  • The Real Greg

    Katie Sharp ?@ktsharp 17m
    David Adams is 8th Yankee since 1916 with at least one hit in 7 of his 1st 8 career games. Only other in last 20 years was Hideki Matsui

  • Eddard

    At this rate Phelps might throw a CGSO with 75 pitches thrown.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      At this rate if he throws a CG he will be over 90 pitches.

    • Mouse

      And a perfect game, too.

      • Wheels

        ssssh

      • Rolling Doughnut

        DUDE:::

      • Dalek Jeter

        No respect for the baseball gods =P

  • Pasta

    Hey madacone is up.

  • Dalek Jeter

    So…Hughes vs Pineda vs Phelps vs Nova. Discuss

    trollolololol

    • Rolling Doughnut

      Nova’s going to the pen. Phelps over Hughes hands down, who knows about Pineda.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Idk how you can say “Phelp over Hughes hands down” I mean one has made something like…15 career starts (if that) and most of them have been under some kind of pitch count.

        • Rolling Doughnut

          Yeah you’re right. Still. Phelps over Hughes (but not hands down)

          • Dalek Jeter

            Fair enough, if I had to win a game right now I’d probably say Phelps over Hughes as well…going forward though…the decision isn’t that easy (for me anyway)

            • Rolling Doughnut

              True enough

        • JobaWockeeZ

          And the other has posted league average stats…or worse.

  • Eddard

    People don’t want to hear this but Chris Stewart is by far the better option. Romine needs to go down to AAA and learn how to hit.

    • your mom

      Who will back-up?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Dude, you’re better at trolling than most trolls, and I feel like you don’t even try.

    • vicki

      8gs, 28ab.

    • JobaWockeeZ

      No.

      • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

        Maybe.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      So we send him down after 33 PA? Uh, no

  • Dalek Jeter

    BRETT GARDNER!!!

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Gritty!!!!

  • Pat D

    GGBG!!!!

  • your mom

    I’m glad Fausto sucks.

  • vicki

    y’all like offense, tune into the series up in toronto.

    • Pat D

      Worthless Blue Jays.

    • SDB

      I would if the score was the other way around.

      • vicki

        it was last night. they’re just mauling each other.

    • Tom

      That deep pitching up there… they call up some prospect who can’t get more than 4 outs.

      Man, did people vastly over-rate that starting staff.

  • Pat D

    Fred McGriff is the trivia answer by the way.

    • Wheels

      The Crime Dog, ha

  • Dan in Athens

    Hey I flew my dad down for his 64th today. I am the guy who had Gardys hr hit off his hand right into my dads cap. Crazy

  • Pat D

    I’d just like to say, as I usually do, that Luke Scott should die of gonorrhea and rot in Hell.

    • The Real Greg

      Hey baseballs do have laces.

  • Tom

    I think that was Gardner’s 3rd HR on a first pitch fastball.

    The second or third time up I think he should look to ambush that first pitch more as pitchers are often laying pitches in assuming he’s going to try and work a deep count.

  • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

    Nova if you’re in the pen crying to yourself “Why?”

    Take a look. That’s why.

    • vicki

      lol.

  • Dalek Jeter

    You’re fucking kidding me right?

    • SDB

      Can CC hit Markakis or Longo?

    • http://www.penuel-law.com/ Cuso

      We’ll see, Longo leads off next inning. He had a great at-bat last inning

      • Dalek Jeter

        No way, he’s 12 up, 12 down, you don’t ruin that for petty retaliation.

        • SDB

          Yup. Hence, let CC do it.

  • Pat D

    Oh for the love of Mo.

  • The Real Greg

    He’s okay!

  • Pat D

    I forgot it was Happ who hit Granderson in spring training.

    The baseball gods were excessive in their retribution on that one.

  • V

    These Granderson HBPs are really getting ridiculous.

  • DavidAdamsIsGod

    Too early to say this kids might be for real?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Yeah, probably. I hope he’s legit though. That would really help clear up our 3B situation going forward.

  • vicki

    go, rook.

  • Wheels

    C’mon Nixey

  • I’mVernonI’mVernon4U

    I’m going to flip if Grandy is hurt…

  • V

    It’s obvious their game plan was ‘pitch him inside inside inside inside’. If your pitcher can’t control the inside pitch, he shouldn’t be throwing it.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Nix is having a hell of an AB here.

    • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

      Very professional.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Thanks, I feel like a bigger person positively commenting on Nix.

    • Wheels

      good shit

  • Eddard

    They’re leaving Curtis in which is a good sign. It would be just our luck if he went out.

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nix is a (very) professional ballplayer

  • Dalek Jeter

    I hope this is an “okay, we’re up 6-0, better safe than sorry” pulling Granderson out of the game.

  • The Real Greg

    Don’t take any chances at this point.

    Put Ichiro in.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Stewie!!

  • Dalek Jeter

    Wow. When Chris Stewart is beating you, you’ve got some issues.

  • Leg-End

    Pile it on ‘em boys.

  • Eddard

    They’re putting on an offensive clinic tonight. This is probably the best lineup they can throw out there at this point.

  • The Real Greg

    It seems like Chris Stewart is hitting the ball more definitively this year. Not many of those just out of reach/hit the glove hits as last year

    • Pat D

      Eh. Not sure if you can measure that but he’s still only hitting .265 and his BABIP is right around that.

    • Dalek Jeter

      I feel like there is a bit of confirmation bias here.

  • Pat D

    Hits a HR last at bat, swings at a pitch at his eyes the next time.

    Brett Gardner, ladies and gentlemen.

  • Eddard

    That pitcher needs to be taken out. He’s throwing right at the hands.

  • Pat D

    I don’t think that hit him at all.

  • The Real Greg

    And the Oscar goes to…

  • Leg-End

    How can the booth not see that, it clearly hit his left hand.

  • V

    Ok, this shit is getting REALLY ridiculous. There’s no reason to be pitching Cano up and in in a 7-0 effing game. Don’t break up the perfect game, but I want Longoria drilled 2-3 times this series in retribution. Tell the Rays they can’t pull this crap and get away with it.

  • The Real Greg

    I would not throw at any Ray until it is late. Umpires can be unpredictable and they may throw him out without warnings.

  • Pat D

    Sigh.

    Granderson better be OK.

  • Mykey

    God I love Phelps’ mentality. The whole “here it is, hit it” thing. It can certainly blow up in his face sometimes, but when it works, I love it.

  • Wheels

    Shit

  • V

    The Rays got that effing pitch called a strike 3 times. F*** you, ump.

  • Eddard

    Damnit, no perfecto for BGDP tonight.

    • fin

      No parade for BGDP today :{

  • Rolling Doughnut

    OK NOW drill somebody

    • V

      I want it to be Longoria. They hit Granderson and Cano, we hit Longoria, twice.

      • Rolling Doughnut

        +1000

      • SDB

        Once at Longo, once at Markakis.

        • Mykey

          Is this a joke I don’t get?

          • SDB

            Brain fade. Meant Zobrist.

        • V

          Did I miss Markakis’s trade from the Orioles to the Rays?

        • Rolling Doughnut

          Markakis?

          • trr

            Meredith Marakis?

  • Alan

    In Tampa, watching the Rays broadcast from home, the announcers were calling for a jinx. Obnoxious.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Now hit Longo in his next AB.

  • The Real Greg

    David Phelps was not going to get a No-No or a perfecto. His pitching style and stuff make it nearly impossible

    • Dalek Jeter

      Idk about his stuff/style…but I think it was more him sitting for a half hour.

      • The Real Greg

        That too.

    • RkyMtnYank

      Completely disagree, I think his stuff/style are exactly the type that produce more no-no / perfecto games rather than your typical “ace” type pitchers.

  • Pat D

    “Haven’t heard the cowbells much tonight.”

    He says just as the fucking vuvuzellas, or however the fuck it’s spelled, start up again.

    • SDB

      Fuck the vuvuzelas.

      What this game needs is more cowbell.

    • Dalek Jeter

      http://riveraveblues.com/2013/.....nt-6298838

      Seriously, I will find an island, name it Pike, conquer it, and build a statue in bronze of anybody who kills that fucking horn blower.

  • Hate the rays

    Fucking hate this team if grandy is hurt they need to hit longo.

  • Dalek Jeter

    Hit Luke. Kill 3 bird w/ one stone. Sets up the DP. Get payback for Grandy and/or Robby. Hit one of the most disliked guys in baseball.

  • lightSABR

    Yikes–terrible luck I have. I tune in, and Phelps starts sucking immediately.

  • Hate the rays

    Hit him now

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Swinging 3-0 while down 5 runs?

    OK.

    • Tom

      Maddon is a genius! He nearly had a 5 run homer there…

      Needless to say, a curious strategy.

    • Rolling Doughnut

      He walked the bases loaded with 2 outs,1st not open, to pitch to Vernon Wells. The 3-0 green light is tame compared to that.

  • Wheels

    Back to work boys

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Brushed Zobrist, should have plonked Longo.

  • Hate the rays

    Grandy hit in the palm of the hand cant be too bad not a bone shot but he was just starting to hit.

  • Hate the rays

    Jayson nix ballplayer

  • Wheels

    yeah baby

  • Hate the rays

    Karma is a bitch lobaton hit there

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Nix brought his professional A game tonight

  • OldYanksFan

    nixprofessionalballplayer!

  • Tom

    Speaking of no hitters, Sanchez has one going for the Tigers (just starting the top of the 8th). They are cutting in on MLBNetwork for those that have it.

    Also nice tack on run… that gives Phelps and the non Robertson/Mo relievers a little more margin before one of the big 2 has to get up.

  • Hate the rays

    Kelly johnson could be on the mets and still hit us

    • The Real Greg

      LOL

      .223/.305/.362 career

      • Hate the rays

        Maybe i am thinking of elliot johnson

        • vicki

          you’re probably thinking dan johson. and he’s OUR high-leverage pain in the ass now.

  • Wheels

    Way to haul some ass Robbie

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    So who here is predicting a broken hand for Grandy?

    Even if it’s not broken, we’re not seeing him these next two games just in case.

  • The Real Greg

    That was dumb.

  • The Real Greg

    Sanchez no-no broken up through 8.1 innings by Joe Mauer

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Mauer just broke up the no no

    • Tom

      Probably a good thing as the homeplate umpire was getting a bit too wrapped up in it.

      Not quite the Contreras strike zone during his no-no bit he punched the previous two guys out on some pretty questionable pitches.

  • The Real Greg

    Fractured left pinkie for Grandy

  • Wheels

    Oh my god, it’s broken

  • vicki

    ben francisco lives on.

    • SDB

      But Brennan Boesch is starting to hit, isn’t he?

      • vicki

        would they even consider another lhb?

    • Leg-End

      Must be on his 8th life at this point…….urgh when will it ever end.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    Thomas Neal?
    Or I guess more likely Brennan Boesch.

  • Hate the rays

    Jammed wrist is my grandy prediction wont see him till mets series

    • trr

      Broken finger

  • trr

    Did I mis the part where we hit Longoria?

  • Mouse

    Unreal. Now we’ll never be rid of Ben Fran.

  • Need Pitching & Hitting (but mostly hitting)

    WTF???????

  • Wheels

    Noooooooo

  • The Real Greg

    When it rains it pours

  • Eddard

    How much more cursed can one team get?

  • trr

    Fuck me, you, him, and her!

  • Leg-End

    Jesus fuck now Phelps is nailed…….cursed!

  • Rolling Doughnut

    Now Phelps this just won’t stop. fuck

  • fabricio

    for fucks sake !!!! I hope hes alright

  • trr

    I must be dreaming all these injuries

  • Eddard

    They’ll probably have to amputate Phelps’s arm now.

  • Hate the rays

    Yankees need to issue kevar clothing to all playersl

  • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

    Perhaps our success isn’t the baseball gods’ apology for the 2012 Orioles. Perhaps it’s a tradeoff – they suck out our best players’ life’s blood, and in return we win games.

    Is it any coincidence that soon after we get back Grandy, we lose two series in a row? And that’s just one player. The gods need blood. So Grandy has been returned.

    • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

      And now Phelps is the next sacrifice. And we say that Hal wouldn’t do anything to win. In reality, he’s more ruthless than George ever was.

      • Hate the rays

        Just in time for nova to get his job back.

  • Pat D

    At this point are we sure that the rafters are clear of snipers who might start taking shots at members of the Yankees?

  • ClusterDuck

    Phuck. Somebody, anybody tell me that Phelps is okay.

  • Hate the rays

    I cant believe we lost grandy again. Let clairborne nail longoria

  • Hate the rays

    Well grandy price for next year will be lower that we can keep him

  • Long-Past-His-Day-Rod

    This is ridiculous.

    Screw merely plunking Longoria, throw at his head.

  • vicki

    it’s hard not to feel persecuted at this point. i can’t even enjoy looking at kyle farnsworth. well, okay, i can. just not as much as usual.

  • The Real Greg

    We are the Black Knight from the Holy Grail so far this year.

    • vicki

      it’s just a flesh wound.

  • Hate the rays

    If you plunk longeria you have to worry about crazy kyle now and farnsy can fight.

  • Dalek Jeter

    This season is the most improbable scenario ever with the injuries, and the back ups getting injured, and the team still winning.

  • Wheels

    The Yanks need to change their luck. Time to make a sacrifice to the gods and throw Ben Francisco into a volcano

    • Rolling Doughnut

      I thought it was cut his heart out and throw him off a pyramid

  • Robinson Tilapia

    They’ll be 15 games in first place by the time Curtis is back.

    Hoping for the best with BGDP.

    I believe in this team’s ability to get the job fucking done, no matter what.

    • The Real Greg

      They played well without Curtis, so that injury doesn’t worry me.

      Phelps had better be okay because if he goes down, Nova goes back to the rotation.

      • vicki

        they played well without curtis, with youkilis and cervelli.

    • Dalek Jeter

      Please don’t give credence to Eddard w/ the BGDP stuff. If you feed a stray once, it’s always gonna come back.

      • Robinson Tilapia

        BGDP! BGDP!

        The best part about this is that it’s a rather versatile meme.

        Phelps gets rocked? Use BGDP ironically.

  • Hate the rays

    I feel sick why cant these guys be like hocky players and gut it out

    • Robinson Tilapia

      Hocky players are some of the toughest in sprts.

      • Improbable Island’s Dirty Midget Whores (formerly RRR)

        I don’t think that’s it. In hockey you can get away with playing with no teeth or a fractured pinky or whatever because hockey, while a skilled sport, is not a precision sport. The fact is, a fractured pinky makes swinging a bat and fielding very difficult, making you pretty useless.

        In football, say, if your pinky is broken and you’re on the offensive line, well, you can still ram into people.

  • Robinson Tilapia

    Great win. Knocks our guys out? We will come back, and we will come back again. Never fucking say die.