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Big Momma’s Gunna Make Everything OK

Nothing has gone right for the Yankees this weekend but still, it’s gorgeous in New York. Why let the Yanks spoil the day? After all, the suffering won’t begin until after 8 tonight. In the meantime, it’s hot like the summer and it’s Sunday.

That counts for something.

And so does this:

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1 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 26, 2009 9:30 am

Here's something encouraging.

Jeter's line: .301/.363/.521

2 Cliff Corcoran   ~  Apr 26, 2009 10:21 am

They did score 11 runs yesterday.

3 Yankee Mama   ~  Apr 26, 2009 10:23 am

Mercifully, I didn't get to see most of the game, as I went to the Dead show. When a friend was checking the final score, I asked, "Who was the losing pitcher?" He said, "All of them." The bullpen is not inspiring confidence with a collective era over 7.00. What a difference a year makes.

It's early yet, so I'm no use getting overly caught up, but if only they played as well as Sister Rosetta Tharpe plays her ax. Talk about chops!

4 Yankee Mama   ~  Apr 26, 2009 10:24 am

[2] But, they gave up 16. And 22 just a few days ago.

5 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 26, 2009 10:44 am

[4] And 10 two days before that. And 15 earlier that week.

6 Rich   ~  Apr 26, 2009 10:58 am

As SG as RLYW has posted, if the Yankees win one of three in Boston, they are still on pace to win 95 games. It's not that they lost, it's the way they lost, twice. The Sox aren't a particularly impressive team, but the Yankee are worse right now, in large part because the pitching, which was supposed to be a strength, has been severely underperforming. I also think Girardi has shown a troubling mechanistic quality in his managerial decisions that I didn't see last year. Last but not least, they don't have the 3Bman that some people think they would be better off without.

7 lordbyron   ~  Apr 26, 2009 11:14 am

To quote that old Yankee fan, Thomas Paine - 'These are the times that try men's souls'. Keep the faith, it's a long season.

8 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 26, 2009 12:25 pm

[7] It is a long season, but I really, really don't want this team to fall into its annual "ITS ONLY APRIL/MAY/JUNE!" funk. I think last year were were still getting "Its still early!" on Father's Day.

9 The Mick536   ~  Apr 26, 2009 12:52 pm

First team to give up 15 or more three times in first 17 games.

How about 5 walks to Teichera. I know it ain't happening when A-Rod comes back.

How about some comments on the Damon pickoff. Looked like someone stole a sign. Lots of turning points. This one, to me, was a biggie. Good idea, but do it the old fashioned way. Did he think no one was looking. He looked non chalant. And then the half-assed run down.

I drove 11 hours round trip to Cooperstown for the opening of the Aaron exhibit. Best player of the second fifty years of the twentieth century. It was a disaster. Didn't get to see the ribbon cutting or Barthelme's or Aaron's remarks even though I was in the front row behind the important people and the media. The geniuses who run the Hall had a video feed on a screen smaller than the one in my living room. Stood in line for one hour to insure I would see him and 1/2 hour for the show and never saw anything except the back of people's heads. My friend and I spent the night in Cooperstown, expecting to see Hank and the show. Tickets sold out. Records room closed. Lots of empty walls. Saw three innings of a high school game at Doubleday and did some research in the library. Exhibit didn't open until 1:00. We had to leave by 12:00 to get back to Vermont by 5:00. Bummer. And I had to ride in a car with three Bo Sox fans.

10 PJ   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:12 pm

Wow Mick! Not even 100% Vermont Maple Syrup can make a time like that palatable.

I'm sorry for your luck there.

My trek for ice cream did alleviate the disaster that's been this Yankees team at Fenway so far, however. Seeing all the kids there, who haven't quite mastered that "get the food in your mouth" thing, washed mostly all of my disgust for the Yankees to date away...


11 thelarmis   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:13 pm

[9] ouch. sounds like you have my luck! : ~

12 thelarmis   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:14 pm

[10] only Carvel could do the trick for me...

13 PJ   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:21 pm

[12] Funny how such "little and simple things" can make such huge differences in terms of perception...

I mean you simply can't beat seeing more ice cream cover tiny little faces and hit the floor, than is actually eaten by them!


14 Rich   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:26 pm

[12] *flashbacks to the old Tom Carvel commercials*

15 PJ   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:29 pm

[14] LOL @ "Cookie Puss"

There were certainly a lot of "ice cream pusses" y'day!

16 ny2ca2dc   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:41 pm

The only thing this team needs is a string of quality starts from its rotation. The BP will then sort itself out, and the offense has been fine (and ARod is on the way).

17 PJ   ~  Apr 26, 2009 1:59 pm

[16] "(and ARod is on the way)"

Why am I suddenly reminded of this?



18 RIYank   ~  Apr 26, 2009 2:56 pm

[16] My thoughts exactly. (Even the ARod thing.)

I didn't know lordbyron was a Bronx Banter poster. You never wrote much about baseball, did you, George? I guess you had a good excuse, though.

19 Raf   ~  Apr 26, 2009 4:09 pm

Is anyone watching Celts - Bulls? Great googaly moogaly!

20 ms october   ~  Apr 26, 2009 4:27 pm

[19] i am raf - gordon and ray allen putting on another big shot clinic

21 RIYank   ~  Apr 26, 2009 4:32 pm

Yeah, me too. Awesome.
Jeez, I really like Ray Allen. And the Bulls are fun to watch.

22 RIYank   ~  Apr 26, 2009 4:35 pm

Rondo's a nice player, but I definitely want Allen, House, or Pierce taking that three.

23 Diane Firstman   ~  Apr 26, 2009 5:00 pm


Hideki Irabu as Fudgie the Whale ....

24 matt b   ~  Apr 26, 2009 5:27 pm

[4] I was there too. Whad'ya think? I'm glad they're letting Warren sing more.

25 Yankee Mama   ~  Apr 26, 2009 6:26 pm

[24] It's always better when Warren sings more. Lead guitar needed to be amplified more. Other than that, great song selection. Would have killed for that in the '70s and'80s.

How about you?

26 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Apr 26, 2009 7:19 pm

[0] That clip was awesome. Youtube..how many hours will it take from my life?? :)

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