Apr
21

Monday Night Open Thread

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Two years ago today, the Yankees made a monster comeback from a 9-0 deficit to beat the Red Sox 15-9 at Fenway Park. I’m sure you remember that game. The only reason I realized today was the anniversary because it happened on the same day as Phil Humber’s perfect game — I remember FOX cut away from Nick Swisher‘s grand slam to show Humber’s final out — and I’ve be seeing tweets and posts about that all day. That was a pretty fun afternoon. The game was basically a microcosm of the Bobby Valentine era in Boston.

Anyway, here is tonight’s open thread. The Mets are playing and ESPN will show the Reds and Pirates tonight (Leake vs. Liriano), plus there’s NHL and NBA playoff action going on somewhere. The Yankees are off today, in case you’re looking for their game. Use this thread to talk about anything your heart desires.

Categories : Open Thread
  • forensic

    As soon as I saw the video pop-up, I thought of two things. How we missed most of the comeback because of the jagoffs at FOX switching away for Humber (which you covered) and how horrid the check swing strike 3 call on Brendan Ryan was on the final out of the game (granted, it was such a horrible pitch that even as a terrible hitter he shouldn’t even have flinched at it, but still, it’s a horrible, horrible call).

    • WhittakerWalt

      Completely agree. That check swing call was an absolute gift from the umps. Only a hitter as bad as Ryan would even move at all, and even with that said he totally held up.

  • Zach

    I hate the fact that perfect took away from one of the best comebacks I’ve ever seen.

  • Cool Lester Smooth

    I remember that game. I was visiting my friend at UMass, so I missed most of it.

  • 461deep

    Remember that comeback game. Great victory. Sox have some starting pitching woes this year. Except for Lester the others are inconsistent. They are hitting better now though but could use another solid .280 HR bat. Yankees nice win yesterday. Tex did well & Nuno was terrific. Hitting needs to be better in Boston. Tanake should battle nicely again

  • Yanksinfirst

    Anyone remember that game a few years back when the yanks rallied in a subway series game and scored like 7 runs in an inning to beat the mets? That was quite a game. I was there it was electric

  • forensic

    Based on what I’m sure is a completely unbiased and analytical opinion, the Braves announcers all said they’d be hard pressed to take any of Stanton, Harper, or Trout over Freeman.

    Now, I can understand one, maybe even two of those guys. But, no way you’d take him over the third one.

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      Agreed.

      • forensic

        Not sure why I would expect anything more though, these are the same guys who still try to find good things to say about BJ Upton’s offensive game.

    • jjyank

      Oh, totally. If Freeman played CF or something, different conversation. But he doesn’t. And this is coming from a Freeman fantasy owner.

    • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

      lol wow

    • Lukaszek

      Id take both Stanton and Trout over Freeman no doubt about it, would not even think twice

      • Dalek Jeter

        Yeah, same. Freeman’s great, but the fact that they’re outfielders and two of them (Harper and Trout) are fantastic defensively makes them so much more valuable.

        • forensic

          No chance I’d take him over Trout. I actually do think I would take Freeman over Stanton. Harper is the closest one because of his youth and speed addition, but there’s still a question of where exactly Harper can get up to since he hasn’t really gotten in their more rarified air (not counting age) yet.

  • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)
  • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

    So how’s everyone evening?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Phantastic, especially after reading today’s threads.

      • forensic

        I would just like to say that even though my completely innocuous and unrelated comment somehow started it all I stayed out of the entire thing. :-)

        Maybe I’m not his #1 enemy anymore.

        • jjyank

          You are a better man than I.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Hahaha, no, I think he a few enemy number 1’s now. I’m upset I wasn’t around this afternoon, because that was one of my biggest pet peeves. I’m pretty sure if it wasn’t that I’ve called him out for other stupid and childish (seemingly intentional) grammar mistakes in the past.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            So have I. It’s actually never enough.

        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

          I’m just glad he finally admitted that he knows how to properly spell Soriano’s name, and that he just does not.

          It basically proves that he’s an asshole.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I’m pretty sure he has no actual enemies. He just behaves on instinct. You make fun of bad language, you bad.

          Anyways, I probably said a mean thing or two there. :)

        • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

          So I have some reading to do, huh?

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            We re-enacted it below.

            • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

              Playing games and trying to comment. Can’t keep up!

        • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

          Forensic, WHAT DID YOU DO!?!

          • forensic

            I’m totally innocent. I swear. Nobody saw me there. You can’t prove anything!

  • Chip Rodriguez

    What a great game that was. Tex’s oppo field HR is still the most absurd thing about that day – I didn’t imagine he could do that in his pull happy mode.

    Doubront looked nasty for five innings, then their pen imploded. So much fun watching Valentine come up to the mound looking totally clueless while the every-classy Bahstan fans booed.

    A-Rod also homered the previous game to help the Yankees win, to really put a dampener on all the festivities.

  • forensic

    Garrett Richards is either channeling his inner Cesar Cabral or is trying a new version of handball. In the last AB he threw two pitches off the block wall behind home plate. One went back to the catcher in the air and the second one-hopped all the way back to Richards on the mound.

    And he just bounced another one…

    • forensic

      Now he had another couple wild ones and has hit Jayson Werth. He says he’s not able to grip the ball and even talked to the ump about it.

      If only something were available that would help pitchers be able to grip the ball and yet not unfairly affect the flight of the ball…

  • Dalek Jeter

    I’m surprised Carlos Gomez hasn’t found a way to pimp a walk.

    • forensic

      He does that dumbass backward bat flip, doesn’t he, IIRC? I can’t wait till he hurts hit own teammate on deck by hitting him with it at some point.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I didn’t notice. He aggravates me though. Like I’ve got no problem pimping a homerun occasionally. But after you pimp it you have to realize that you just opened yourself up to smack talk when you run around the bases. Especially when you’re a guy who has like 70 career homeruns in a like an 8 year career. What pissed me off the most though was when he said “I can’t believe people still get mad when I do what I do, I’ve been doing it for 8 years.” I’m sorry Carlos, consistently being an ass doesn’t magically stop you from being an ass.

  • nycsportzfan

    Sick game! I do wish that Tex played like that day in and day out, and so on.

  • forensic

    Didn’t take too long for Granderson to really start hearing the boos at Citi Field.

    And yes, I’m going to update every damn game out there… ;-)

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      You’re already more informative than the folks paid to do it.

      I had friend post a pic of a couple of pigeons sitting at Citifield with their backs to the field. His caption? “Granderson must be hitting.”

      When you’re the Mets faithful punching bag….

    • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

      I like updates. Keep em coming.

  • nycsportzfan

    Game 7 of the World Series, what Yankee pitcher from 1995 till present day, do you have on the mound and yr?

    For me its David Wells 1998. SO freaking good that yr, and seemed better then his ERA indicates(18-4 3.49era 163k 29bb), in my opinion. When I think of that season, David Wells always pops in to my head 1st. He was such a stud, and how do you not love David Wells, as a Yank fan?

    • Dean Travers

      Tanaka 2014

      • nycsportzfan

        That might end of the best pick of all.lol

    • Jorge Steinbrenner

      So many choices.

      Phreddy Garcia
      Kyle Pharnsworth
      Phelix Heredia
      Jephph Weaver
      Aaron Laphphey

      And don’t forget…

      David Felps.

      • Dalek Jeter

        You’re phorgetting Fill Hughes.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Can’t even joke about wanting him on the mound for that moment.

      • Jersey Joe

        Would need Andy Fillips to anchor the lineup.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Definitely as a dephensive replacement in the ninth.

      • Dalek Jeter

        Also, I’m pretty sure it’s Geoff Weaver.

      • nycsportzfan

        I’m done arguing with you. Your a clown, behind a computer screen, on a baseball blog. Do your thing.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I’ll bet you a dollar you’re not done arguing with me.

          I phucking own you, bitch. You’re mine.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Phucking smart of you dude. You don’t want to argue with a phuck phace like the phucker phormally known as phish phingers.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            You know who’d make a great LOOGY for that hypothetical game?

            Wayne Phranklin.

        • jjyank

          Phuckin’ says you. At least we know how to, you know, use English. If we’re clowns, I don’t even want to hypothesize what that makes you.

      • Chip Rodriguez

        what did I miss here?

    • Mike HC

      First names to pop in my head were Pettitte, Cone, Wells and El Duque, in that order. As for the year, I don’t know, it seemed like regardless of how those guys pitched during the season, they showed up for the playoffs.

      • cr1

        And speaking of El Duque, can anyone ever forget the first sight of that leg kick?

        I remember Kenny saying once, “Folks, don’t try that at home.”

      • nycsportzfan

        The only reason I used yrs, was to show what kinda pitcher he was at the time. If you chose El Duque, you’d probably say 1999,when he was at his best for the Yanks.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          Phine.

          A 2011 Phreddy Garcia.

          • nycsportzfan

            Stop replying to my posts.

            • Jorge Steinbrenner

              COME AT ME BRO

              Is that dated?

              • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

                Somehow your reply to him came before he told you to stop replying to him.

                So it’s dated in that sense.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  I’m that quick.

              • nycsportzfan

                Come at you? You woulden’t be able to spell “cat” after I got done with you. Stop playing yourself, and stay hidden safe and sound in your moms basement. We’ll call you up, when suppers ready.

                • Dalek Jeter

                  There’s no reason for that comma in your last sentence.

                  • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

                    That was the error you chose to point out?

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      It’s the first I saw in the post, I now see he spelled “wouldn’t” wrong. There’s also the fact it’s “mom’s” not “moms.” Sorry, only 3 small errors. Probably his best post from a grammatical stand point in the history of him posting here.

                    • forensic

                      FWIW, there’s also the missing ‘with’ and it should be ‘supper’s’, not ‘suppers’.

                    • Jorge Steinbrenner

                      Look who got drawn in.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      I read “playing yourself” to mean “fooling yourself.” Not meant to be “playing with yourself.”

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  NAH NAH NAH NAH NAH

                  You don’t phucking tell me I can’t spell! I tell you you can’t spell!

                  BTW, he just fysically threatened me. He should be banned.

                  *points feverishly at sportzphan*

                  • nycsportzfan

                    I should be banned.lol Your a fucking nutjob.

                    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

                      Be careful. We’ve had more people banned than you’ve had hot dinners.

                      Just ask…um…shit, I forgot that one guy’s name.

                      Oh, wait, that’s right. Troll.

                    • Jorge Steinbrenner

                      Oh, please, like he’s not the Marlins guy.

                    • Jorge Steinbrenner

                      Also, my what is a nutjob?

                • jjyank

                  Can you spell anything, regardless of a bigger man coming at you?

              • Dalek Jeter
              • nycsportzfan

                Fuck it, lets litter more threads with this shit. Lets do it to all of em! We all got, all the time in the world to argue about dumb shit.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  Why is there a comma in between “We all got” and “all the time?” There’s literally no reason for this.

                  You’ve got about eight minutes before my wife gets home from yoga. Make ‘em good.

                • jjyank

                  Maybe if you didn’t talk like Zoolander, it would be a non-issue. Come on, buddy. Show us “Blue Steel.”

                • Deep Thoughts

                  You could argue about Steven Drew and kill two birds.

                  • Deep Thoughts

                    Sorry…that’s “Stefen”.

            • Dalek Jeter
              • nycsportzfan

                Dude, I don’t acknowledge anything you put on these boards, why do you even bother?

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  You just did.

                  The only things you don’t acknowledge are moments like this:

                  http://riveraveblues.com/2014/.....nt-8074047

                  See, we were talking about you then, but it was nuanced for you to notice that we were. That is so what happened.

                  The only reason I stop this, frankly, is for Mike’s sake, since I agree I don’t want to waste his comment sections with this.

                  • nycsportzfan

                    Your such a bitch.lol Stop saying “were” and all that, its you, you fucking idiot. Stop trying to pull everyone else in. Your seriously, such a pussy, I can tell.

                    • Jorge Steinbrenner

                      So I’m Dalek Jeter, Macho Man “Randy Levine,” forensic, jjyank, and whatever that is Alkaline is calling himself right now? I’m all those screen names?

                      That’s some phantasy.

                      I even answered your question nicely. What gratitude.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      Seriously, alkaline, not crazy about the new name. =P

                    • jjyank

                      Only a moron things he’s being assaulted by one guy where there are really like, five people calling him out. Is that what makes you feel better? The though that it’s really just Jorge by himself?

                      Because it’s not. There really are this many people calling you out for typing like an eight year old.

                • Dalek Jeter

                  Because I’m Don Quixote and I’m on a quest to civilize. Seriously though? Because I’m bored and I’d like nothing more than for people to take how they sound seriously. The excuse that “this is the internet” is becoming more and more antiquated (outdated) everyday as the internet becomes the primary form of communication for a lot of people. Look at it this way if for some ridiculous reason you and I were at a ball game together and you said Alfonso Soriano’s name wrong and I corrected you and said “it’s said this way.” And you intentionally kept mispronouncing his name. I would absolutely call you out on it constantly and I would feel it was well deserved.

                  • Jorge Steinbrenner

                    How do you pronounce “Alphonso” differently, though?

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      …Good question.

                    • forensic

                      Alfonzo?

                  • Dalek Jeter

                    Also because Archer gifs.

                  • nycsportzfan

                    I don’t give a fuck what you think. Oh well, if me writing Alfonso wrong upset you. I’m glad, you toolbag.

                    It works out for me, because I haven’t liked you before I even posted here regularly, because I seen you be your little prick self to other people.

                    I’m not going anywhere, motherfucker.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      I’m going to work from bottom to top: Frankly I don’t care whether you leave or not. You’re entertaining at best and easily ignorable at worst. I honestly don’t intend to come off as a prick, I just cant stand stupidity. Ignorance is slightly more bearable because ignorance is simply the lack of knowledge. Stupidity is ignoring knowledge, and that I simply cannot abide. I always look to better myself not only in the eyes of others, but the eyes of myself, and to me if you’re not doing that, than what is the point. Finally to not giving a fuck what I think, and spelling Alphonso wrong upsetting me and you being glad about that…Let me just make sure I’m clear:
                      -you don’t care what I think
                      -You do something that upsets me
                      -You’re glad that I’m upset
                      That is some broken logic.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      For the record, when I say you’re entertaining, I mean that this is entertaining, you normally are not entertaining at all.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      I think I might go with Cone, Clemens or El Duque over Wells. Maybe CC too.

      But you did say specific year, so that makes it harder. Wells was really good in ’98.

      • nycsportzfan

        Yeah, I was trying to make it alittle harder. Cone in 98 is up there.

        • Jorge Steinbrenner

          I’d go with prime Pettitte. Really can’t pick a year. Sorry.

          2009 CC would do just fine by me as well.

        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

          As good as Wells was in ’98, and he was obviously great in the ALCS, he wasn’t real good in the WS that year. That would probably be why I’d shy away from him.

          Clemens in 2001, maybe?

          • nycsportzfan

            He went 4-0 that postseason with 31k 5bbs in 30.2innings. Tough to use that postseason against him.

            • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

              I only said his WS start wasn’t great.

              • Jorge Steinbrenner

                Just roll with it.

                • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

                  I’ve come to understand that his reading comprehension skills are practically non-existent.

          • Chip Rodriguez

            Can we get the Clemens who pitched against the Mariners in 2000?

  • Dalek Jeter

    Alsydes(?) Escobar. He just ran about 180 feet to catch a foul pop up from behind second base basically to the dugout. Amazing.

  • mustang

    I hate Yankees off days with this team.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Especially when open threads devolve into metaphorical slap-fests.

      Some of us end up with too much time on our hands.

      (Looks at Jorge, Dalek, nycsportzphan, and the mirror)

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        No, dude. You don’t understand. The biggest price I pay here is when I feverishly have to clean up the house in a few minutes.

        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

          Yea, yea, whatever, again with the fake stories about your life.

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            We should play “truth or fiction” with actual facts about me on here. Or not.

        • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

          How big is mother’s basement? :D

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Know what’s funny about that? My mom lives in Miami, Florida. No basements.

  • forensic

    Dick Enberg really needs to retire. As if watching the Padres on a daily basis isn’t bad enough, their poor fans have to listen to him too. Now he’s trying to state two different sides of an argument by asking whether it’s accidental or incidental (as opposed to intentional).

  • Dalek Jeter

    According to Mitch Williams Mike Trout isn’t a five tool player. Since when doesn’t Trout throw well? Also I love how they take every opportunity to tell Mitch how wrong he is about shifting and replay.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      STOP WATCHING MLBN!!!!

      • forensic

        It has such potential, but it’s just destroyed by employing so many useless dumbasses.

        • nycsportzfan

          I’d stop watching AMC if Kevin Millar even appeared in a commercial over there. I pretty much hate that dude.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I don’t have extra innings, it’s the only way I can stay up to date on what’s going on around the league.

      • Steinbrenner’s Ghost
        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

          Eh. I can’t think of her and not think of Youkilis.

    • Winter

      Hate to say it, but he’s right there. Trout’s arm is average at best.

  • forensic

    Anibal Sanchez rolling along after 6 shutout innings allowing just one hit and one walk. Then suddenly the 7th inning starts: double, double, strikeout, double, single, and he’s out of the game and trailing.

    hmm, which games are left now?

  • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

    nycsportzfan, I know you’ve been getting piled upon with it. However, let me give you some wise words I received when I first stumbled upon the internet in the golden age of AOL and message boards. I was…13..n talked liek on aim da same weigh u talk on hear. With the development of textspeak, I guess I was ahead of my time ;)

    Back to the point. I was on a stinkin’ Star Wars message board and was told if I ever wanted to be taken seriously, I would take the time to correctly type out my thoughts. It’s been over ten years and it stuck with me. It doesn’t matter if it’s school, work, internet, the book of face. If you want to be respected by your peers, you have to come across as educated and willing to learn.

    You’re right. Everyone makes typos and mistakes. It’s easy to do when you’re preoccupied with other stuff while trying to comment. But, to go about the way you do and brag about it is just silly and makes you look like a fool. You’re the internet equivalent of those guys who have their pants hanging way below their ass.

    So, after tonight. Take the extra 60 seconds and proofread your posts. No one expects them to be perfect, but I shouldn’t feel like I’m read a post from a 5-year-old (and that’s no exaggeration).

    • nycsportzfan

      Listen, i’m not in the mood to here, your a cool guy, but….. I also dont care about being piled on. I stay true to myself, and my beliefs, and I know a bunch of dudes making fun of someone because there better then them at something, is wrong.

      Do I give a fuck? Nope. Don’t want to be associated with people like that. I play no favorites on a blog, nor will I ever jump in with people who are making fun of anyone. I don’t mind riding by myself, against the followers.

      But if you ever wanna talk Yanks, i’m down.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        So you’re not going to take into account a single bit of what he said. You’re just fine with sounding like a complete moron in a room full of people who actually think about what they’re typing and who take the time to correct the technology-based mistakes they make.

        That is probably the most respectful version of that message you’ll ever get on here.

      • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

        Dude, I’m sorry to be a jerk. But staying true to yourself and your beliefs really has nothing to do with why people, myself included, attack you on here. It has everything to do with something that easily fixed and, even before that, easily prevented.

        Obviously spelling and grammatical errors will happen on the internet. It’s just that your average post contains about four of them and it seriously DOES make your post harder to read. You could take the extra minute to fix them before you post. It’s not like you’re in a race to post your thoughts here. Everyone will see them in good time.

        • nycsportzfan

          If you cant read my posts, then you got more issues then my grammar. I’m on about 5 blogs or message boards, just as much as this one, for yrs longer, as i’m diehard yankee, knick, and giants fan, and never one time, has anyone, mentioned my grammar, nor that they had a tough time reading it.

          Its how I spell, and how I write, and thats the way it is. I’m sorry dude, you might have to end your life now.

          • forensic

            This brings up so many questions and issues that I’m not even going to bother mentioning.

          • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

            Honestly? I try to explain myself and my position, and your response to all that is to suggest I have issues, claim that no one else has ever complained about your internet grammar, and then say I might have to end my life?

            I have only one response:
            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E32JDwrS374

          • Dalek Jeter

            Wow, really fucking classy. Never tell somebody to kill themselves. That’s fucking dumb, mean, low, stupid, and any other millions of negative adjectives that can’t come to my mind right now. I may attack your intelligence. I may attack your grammar. I may attack any number of things about a person. I expect retaliation. Attack in any way you can/want, hell even threaten them physically, but NEVER tell somebody to kill themselves or any other euphemism for it. That’s crossing a fucking line.

            • nycsportzfan

              Damn drama queen. Take things outta context much? Loser.

              • Dalek Jeter

                There is literally no context in which telling somebody “kill yourself” is at all acceptable. Ever. I’m with the macho man, you need to fuck your own face.

                • nycsportzfan

                  Like I said, take things outta context much? Your a fucking idiot.

                  • Dalek Jeter

                    What about my fucking idiot? Also I have a fucking idiot? What does that mean exactly? Do they have sex with me but they’re dumb?

                    Back to the serious though, again I don’t care what the context is. Telling somebody to kill themselves is never, ever okay.

                    • nycsportzfan

                      Saying, I guess your gonna have to end your life now, isn’t telling someone to kill themselves. Even in context. Fucking idiot.

                    • Dalek Jeter

                      How is telling somebody they should end their life not telling them to kill themselves.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  Second physical threat tonight. We’re near Muh Winnings territory.

                  • nycsportzfan

                    This has got to be the funniest shit i’ve ever seen. You guys are like a fucking cult.lol

                    Let me know how you really feel, little fella!

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            See…..and I know this because you once posted your entire name and hometown as your screen name during a game chat (because you’re not bright), but I’ve got you pegged exactly right.

            There, for some reason, is a section of New Englanders that are massively proud of their own ignorance. They will purposely act dumb, thumb their noses at those who’ve actually accomplished something in life, and act as if their simple ways are just plain better. I know someone who married a guy like this. This is totally you.

            How you can be proud of this is beyond me, but it is downright fucking offensive to me, as someone who has been paying off a student loan on his graduate studies for fourteen years now, that you’re proud of being as fucking ignorant as you are.

            • nycsportzfan

              Your on a fucking messege board 24/7, you fucking loser.lol Your a pussy who hides behind his computer screen. Seriously, we can do this all night, but its not fulfilling enough arguing back and fourth with a fucking screen name.

              I’ll be back later, i’m sure you’ll be here.

              • nycsportzfan

                If you know where i’m from, stop by sometime. I’d love to see ya.

                • Jorge Steinbrenner

                  Fuck you.

                  There are a zillion ways I could procrastinate, yet I choose this. I need to choose better.

                  If you even think you’d be worth the possibility of spending a night in jail, you’re just not. I actually do have much bigger fish to fry.

              • Jorge Steinbrenner

                I was about to cite my resume to you, but I’m not giving you the satisfaction of knowing my personal information.

                Don’t mistake my amazing ability to procrastinate and STILL succeed in life with anything other than what it is.

                You wish you were me on my worst day ever, pal. Don’t think this is some equal interaction. I lower myself by interacting with you online. There are many, many better things I could be doing right now. I sleep just fine at night.

                I won’t be here later. I’m sure you will be, though, and I’m sure you’ll find the same response whether I’m here or not.

                • Amelia

                  HA. The ol’ you wish you were me response.

                  Only on the internets… Let me guess your house is bigger than his too. LOL

          • jjyank

            “Its how I spell, and how I write, and thats the way it is. I’m sorry dude, you might have to end your life now.”

            So you admit that you’re an ignorant jackass who has little value for human life? I’ll keep that in mind. Not that any single person on this site took you seriously anyway, but still. Wow.

            • Jorge Steinbrenner

              What are you talking about?

              The dude just wants to come here and talk ball.

              I know that, when I first started reading this blog, it was all “Yeah dude, look at that hit, lol! Woah…baller….fuck yeah! Attaboy! Grab these nuts!” and all that great thoughtful analysis which brought so many of us to RAB.

              It was the entire basis of TSJC’s manifesto of why Mike Mussina should be in the HOF….because he wuz a hoss, bro!

          • jjyank

            Also, you are a fucking scumbag.

      • jjyank

        …so, you’re cool with sounding like a 5 year old. Got it.

    • forensic

      You’re lying.

      You know they told you that if you ever wanted to be taken seriously that you shouldn’t be on a Star Wars message board in the first place.

      :-)

      • Dalek Jeter

        No, just that you should never mention you were on a star wars message board.

        • forensic

          The first rule of Star Wars message boards is you don’t talk about Star Wars message boards.

          • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

            No shame. :D

            • Dalek Jeter

              Same, a bunch of coworkers and I had a 100+ comment conversation on a public facebook wall about the meaning behind different coloured light sabers and the history of Mandalore. No shame.

      • nycsportzfan

        You got me.

        • forensic

          My comment was neither a reply to you nor had anything to do with you.

          Are you just trying to pick random fights now?

          • Jorge Steinbrenner

            Pure animal instinct, this one.

  • nycsportzfan

    Biggest ripoff, Jeter for MVP in 2006, or Andy Pettitte for Cy Young in 1996?

    • Dalek Jeter

      Jeter, only not his 2006 campaign. His 1999 campaign.

    • forensic

      Pettitte’s not even in that discussion.

      • nycsportzfan

        Yeah, i’d probably side with Jeter in 06, but winning 21games on a WS winning club, at 24yrs old, was pretty cool.lol

        • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

          Pettitte didn’t have great peripherals though. Hentgen threw 40 more innings at an ERA about .60 less.

          • KeithK

            They hadn’t invented peripheral stats yet in 1996. But that huge difference in ERA was more than enough to hand Hentgen the award even in the world of old-fashioned stats.

            • nycsportzfan

              I’d say the complete games hurt Pettittes chances. I didn’t even realize, Hentgen had 10CG’s to Andys 2, that yr.

    • Macho Man “Randy Levine”

      Jeter by a lot. You could argue 2009 as well as 1999 and 2006, if you wanted.

      Pettitte was not the best pitcher in ’96.

  • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

    Dalek Jeter says:
    April 21, 2014 at 9:25 pm
    Seriously, alkaline, not crazy about the new name. =P

    The irony of just typing out what I did and having this name is not lost upon me. :D

    • Dalek Jeter

      I don’t even care if he makes mistakes constantly, especially if they’re actual mistakes. It’s the fact that he intentionally misspells somebody’s actual name. Like if I’m Sori reading this I’m probably insulted that he refuses to spell my name properly after he had been corrected and seen it spelled correctly 100s of times.

  • nycsportzfan

    Bout to go grab some Ben and Jerrys.

    • Yolo Fo Solo (Alkaline)

      Ice cream sounds delicious.

      • nycsportzfan

        Never go wrong with Cherry Garcia Sundae from B&J’s.

  • forensic

    Wow, Ian Desmond is up to 9 errors on the season already to go along with a .229/.254/.368 line. And tonight’s two errors led to 4 runs in the 8th inning which, barring another Angels’ bullpen implosion, will lead to a Nationals loss.

    • Dalek Jeter

      So…you’re saying he’s available?

      • forensic

        I’m saying he should be that guy asking ‘Do you want fries with that?’.

        • Dalek Jeter

          Well, he’s only a year removed from being a consecutive 5fWAR player. He’s also only 3 years away from being a consecutive replacement level player. I wouldn’t completely write him off just yet.

          • forensic

            Oh stop it, he doesn’t need your help. He can homer and try to shut me up all on his own.

            Of course he did it off Ernesto Frieri, who should be the guy handing him the fries when a customer asks for them. :-)

  • Dalek Jeter

    Carols Marmol is still in baseball? And he’s being allowed to pitch in a tied game in the bottom of the 9th? WOW.

    • forensic

      Heh, I was just watching that too. And in an effort to out-stupid Mike Redmond, Fredi Gonzalez had Jason Heyward try to bunt and give an out to a guy who can’t throw a strike.

      • Dalek Jeter

        I…just don’t understand. He’s one of your best hitters and you’re gonna have him bunt?!

        • forensic

          Heyward is having a terrible year so far, but he can still at least draw a walk.

          Either way, Marmol somehow got through it, so not being satisfied Redmond brought an even worse pitcher in for the 10th and lost the game.

          Meanwhile, Steve Cishek is sitting well rested in the bullpen watching it all happen. It’s pretty clear now why the Marlins are 0-7 on the road.

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

    This is one warning for everyone: if you don’t grow up and cut the shit, I’m going to start banning everyone. Regulars, non-regulars, I really don’t care one bit.

    • cr1

      Thank you, Mike.

      It is painful to see RAB turn into a lohud game thread. Except here it seems to be the open thread that shows the rot.

      I have been seriously wondering whether sports blogs just have a limited lifespan before they turn poisonous.

      Hope you can prove that speculation wrong.

      • mustang

        “Except here it seems to be the open thread that shows the rot.”

        Not just the open thread its been really bad the last 2 days all over the site.

    • Tom

      Thank you Mike.

    • mustang

      Well done,

      Thanl you.

      • mustang

        Thank you.

    • Havok9120

      Hooray admins.

  • Chip Rodriguez

    I’m just going to spend the next hour or so laughing hysterically at the fact that the Lastros are up 6-2 against King Felix the Great Ace of Seattle.

    • Zach

      The only “good” thing about 2013 for Cano.. gives him an idea of what the next ten years in baseball will be for him postseason wise.

    • mustang

      Wow!!

      Seattle is about to lose their 7th straight the last 3 to the Marlins and this one with their King Ace on the mound to Houston.

      Hi Robbie having fun yet?

      • mustang

        Of course Cano is doing is part
        .270AVG./1HR/8RBI/.329OBP/.351SLG/681OPS

      • Tom

        Give him a year or two.

        When he doesn’t see them add a supertstar next offseason (or sees FA hitters avoiding SEA like the plague) and realizes “crap our success is based on Smoak turning the corner?” and “Abe Almonte has to get on base for me to drive runs in?”… then I think reality will set in.

        I don’t know if you watch any of the local broadcasts – but those guys were giddy after the opening series sweep of LAA and 26 runs scored. “Is something special happening here?” “Is the offense turning the corner” “something’s clicking with Justin Smoak?” Now reality has clearly set in for them. I think they are under 3runs/game after the LAA series and Justin Smoak is…. Justin Smoak.

        • mustang

          I don’t follow the local stuff on the regular, but I was trying to keep track of Nick Franklin for a while when the Yankees were in the picture.
          They talked up spring training a bit too much I thought maybe that explains the LAA things.

          “Welcome to the Real World.

      • mustang

        Probably won’t happen, but a Houston sweep would make me smile.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost

    I wonder if Saux fans will boooo Ellsbury tomorrow.

    Remember how they trashed Damon

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lgeOk-CrJMQ

    They even through money at him and harassed his lovely wife.

    • Chip Rodriguez

      Of course they will.

      • Jorge Steinbrenner

        Yup. They will. I’ll boo Robbie, so who am I to talk, I guess. All part of the theater of it all. Just keep it civil out there.

        Speaking of which, I feel like I just woke up with Mike Tyson’s tiger wandering around and jjyank with a face tattoo.

  • Steinbrenner’s Ghost