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Chicago White Sox

Chicago White Sox

2009 Record: 51-51 (.500)
2009 Pythagorean Record: 51-51 (.500)

Manager: Ozzie Guillen
General Manager: Kenny Williams

Home Ballpark (multi-year Park Factors): U.S. Cellular Field (105/105)

Who’s Replaced Whom:

  • Chris Getz (minors) replaces Orlando Cabrera
  • Scott Podsednik replaces Nick Swisher and Brian Anderson
  • Gordon Beckham (minors) replaces Joe Crede
  • Jayson Nix replaces Juan Uribe
  • Mark Kotsay replaces Ken Griffey Jr.
  • Ramon Castro replaces Toby Hall
  • Clayton Richard and Jose Contreras inherit Javier Vazquez’s starts
  • Tony Peña replaces Nick Massett
  • Randy Williams replaces Boone Logan

25-man Roster:

1B – Paul Konerko (R)
2B – Chris Getz (L)
SS – Alexei Ramirez (R)
3B – Gordon Beckham (R)
C – A.J. Pierzynski (L)
RF – Jermaine Dye (R)
CF – Scott Podsednik (L)
LF – Carlos Quentin (R)
DH – Jim Thome (L)


L – Dewayne Wise (OF)
R – Jayson Nix (IF)
L – Mark Kotsay (1B/OF)
R – Ramon Castro (C)


L – Mark Buehrle
R – Jose Contreras
R – Gavin Floyd
L – Richard Clayton
L – John Danks


R – Bobby Jenks
R – Octavio Dotel
L – Matt Thornton
R – Tony Peña
R – Scott Linebrink
R – D.J. Carrasco
L – Randy Williams

15-day DL: RHP – Bartolo Colon

Typical Lineup:

L – Scott Podsednik (CF)
R – Alexei Ramirez (SS)
R – Jermaine Dye (RF)
L – Jim Thome (DH)
R – Paul Konerko (1B)
L – A.J. Pierzynski (C)
R – Carlos Quentin (LF)
L – Chris Getz (2B)
R – Gordon Beckham (3B)

The White Sox were my pre-season pick to win the AL Central. It was a default choice (I didn’t expect Justin Verlander and Edwin Jackson to be as great as they’ve been for the Tigers), but not a knee-jerk one. Yes, the White Sox are the defending division champions (thanks to their one-game playoff victory over the Twins), and the list of player replacements above is uninspiring at best, but they still had one of the divisions best lineups, an impressive lefty duo atop their rotation in Mark Buehrle and John Danks, and a solid bullpen led by closer Bobby Jenks.

So how’s that going? Well, the Sox are right in the thick of the division race, three games behind the Tigers despite their .500 record, and their rotation has been the third-best in the league by ERA despite their hitting-friendly ballpark, but their bullpen has been shaky, and their offense has been the fourth-worst in the AL.

Among the problems has been left fielder Carlos Quentin. An MVP candidate a year ago, Quentin got off to a slow start, then missed two months due to a torn tendon in his foot and hasn’t hit much since his return. Similarly, Alexei Ramirez, the Rookie of the Year runner-up in 2008, has seen his power numbers dip significantly (though his defense at shortstop has been much better than it was at the keystone last year). Mix in gaping holes in center field and at third base (the latter due to Josh Fields continuing to disappoint), and the Sox really only had half a lineup.

They’re working on that, however. They’ve filled their center field hole with a rejuvinated Scott Podsednik, whose .301/.357/.392 line thus far represents a huge improvement over the performances of Dewayne Wise (perfect-game saving catch aside) or Brian Anderson (who was just flipped to the Red Sox for Mark Kotsay). And they’ve filled their third-base hole with Gordon Beckham, who was drafted eighth-overall as a shortstop out of the University of Georgia in 2008. Beckham’s hitting .300/.374/.469 on the season and .329/.392/.541  in July.

With Quentin back from the DL and Beckham and Podsednik in place, the White Sox lineup would seem more dangerous now than it has been, but Quentin is still hurting, Ramirez left last night’s game with a sprained ankle and won’t play tonight, and Jim Thome, the team leader in on-base percentage, has been out with a bad back (though Thome is back in the lineup tonight).

Meanwhile, Jenks has had an awful month. He’s allowed at least one run in five of his seven outings this month, posting a 8.59 ERA and blowing his last two save chances. Similarly, new pickup Tony Peña has posted a 10.20 ERA since the beginning of June and has allowed four runs in two of his six outings for the Pale Hose.

So it all comes back to the rotation, which is weakened, but still high on Mark Buehrle’s record string of 45 straight batters retired. With Bartolo Colon back on the DL, everyone moves up a day, setting up a matchup of ace lefties in Sunday’s finale: Buehrle vs. CC Sabathia. That’s a must-see, as is Saturday’s matchup between Danks, who had a rough May, but has a 2.53 ERA over his last eight starts, and A.J. Burnett. Friday matches up the fifth-starters, Sergio Mitre and tall lefty Clayton Richard, who has aced his last two starts (8 IP, 1 R both times) but had a 5.75 ERA from his other dozen starts this season.

Tonight, the Yankees and Andy Pettitte face Glavin Floyd. A 17-game winner a year ago, Floyd seemed headed for a fall given his high home-run and fly-ball rates and low strikeout rate and BABIP. This year, however, he’s reduced his home runs, increased his strikeouts, and avoided a major correction in his BABIP (up to a still-below-average .284 from .259 last year). The result has been another solid season. In fact, Floyd was awesome in June (5-1, 1.28 ERA, all six outings quality starts), and got back on track in his last two starts (13 2/3 IP, 9 H, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 BB, 14 K, both quality starts).

Andy Pettitte has had a nice start to his second half as well. Yes, he took the loss in his last start after a sore Alfredo Aceves melted down in relief with one out in the seventh, but he had a quality start prior to that and in two starts has struck out 15 against just three walks and 11 hits in 13 2/3 innings.

Jose Molina catches Pettitte tonight and hits ninth, everyone else is in the usual places.

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1 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 5:46 pm

OK, I tried this on another thread, but it was swallowed up by various steroid and political discussions. Two observations:

1. The Blue Jays have an off day, so I get to watch the Yankees on Rogers Sports Net tonight. Yay! Hen the Jays have an off day or play on the west coast, it's like Christmas in July!

2. I have come around to the idea that the Yankees should call up AJax for a couple of weeks, to replace Gardner and give the team some bench depth.

2 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 5:48 pm

[1] "...When the Jays..."

3 seamus   ~  Jul 30, 2009 5:55 pm

[1] so what do you think steroids have to do with the Jays having an off day?

4 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:08 pm

[3] You gotta buy your PEDs sometime.

5 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:33 pm

Those outside of NYC/NYS lacking EI/MLB.TV - tonight's game is on MLB Network. And, apparently, FiOS at least carries WGN America, which will tomorrow night's game and Sunday's game as well. 4 straight days of watching the Yanks - woohoo!

Tyler Kepner just tweeted: "Wang out 'up to 12 months' until return to MLB"

6 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:37 pm

Scott Podsednik is one of those players that irritate the hell out of me. Not because he's any good, but because people think he is

7 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:40 pm

[3] All the available evidence indicates that teams with fewer steroid users have just as many off days as teams with more steroid users.

8 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:41 pm

[6] I just hate his name. I also hate Jhonny Peralta for the same reason.

I really should hate Buehrle, but for some reason I don't. Sue me.

9 seamus   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:44 pm

[8] I filed a complain with the District Court of Rhode Island. You should be served soon.

10 seamus   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:46 pm

[9] brrr. complaint. not complain.

11 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:49 pm

[5] My God, what language is that?

I must be getting old.

12 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 6:52 pm

[11] tweeting is something to watch, for sure.

I'm still not sure what Kepner was trying to say. Sounds bad, though.

13 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 30, 2009 7:18 pm

I just tweeted making fun of John Henry

14 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 7:29 pm

[12] Actually, it was the following that I found amusing:

Those outside of NYC/NYS lacking EI/MLB.TV - tonight’s game is on MLB Network. And, apparently, FiOS at least carries WGN America...

It sounds like the way my HS buddy started talking once he joined the Marines.

15 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 7:32 pm

I'm ready for those fuckers to grab a whole lot of bench!

Bring it on, I'm fired up.

16 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 7:32 pm

[9] I should hope I'll be served soon. I ordered more than 45 minutes ago. The service here is terrible.

17 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 7:36 pm

Per Pete:

Joe Girardi essentially said they will add a right-handed bat from the minors tomorrow. My money is on Shelley Duncan. … Phil Coke has been dealing with a sinus infection, which explains his recent absence. …

I know it doesn't matter a whole bunch, and the team keeps winning, but is there any legitimate reason that the team continues to carry 13 pitchers? I mean, I am starting to ind the daily "right handed bat" batch somewhat humorous.

18 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 7:44 pm

[14] "Excuse me sir. Seeing as how the VP is such a VIP, shouldn't we keep the PC on the QT, because if it leaks to the VC, you could end up an MIA, and then we'd all be put on KP." - Robin Williams as Adrian Cronauer in Good Morning Vietnam

: )

19 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 7:49 pm

[17] Jesus, I gotta proof

..."find the daily 'right handed bat' watch somewhat humorous..."

20 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:03 pm

[16] Hey, RI, you went the the NewStadium last week, no? How was it?

21 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:04 pm

In SI this week there is a 3 frame picture of Dewayne Wise's catch. It's him with his glove over the wall. What caught my eye was a dude in the first row. It's happening right in front of him and isn't even looking . He is either staring face down or is passed out. Nice work, brother. I still cant' get over that play. And it was the 1st time Beurhle and the catcher ever worked together. Amazing.

22 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:06 pm

We're going to get a good start from Andy tonight.

I can feel it in my bones.

23 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:08 pm

Do a significant number of fans actually like–or even prefer–announcers such as Kay and Sterling? Or do networks simply enjoy mocking their audience, knowing that we’ll watch/listen no matter how bad the announcers are?

24 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:09 pm

Tarp = Bollocks.

25 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:18 pm

[23] I wish I knew. Kay is so much better than Sterling, at least. Sterling's homerism is repellent. All we ever hear about is how great the team is, how many tickets they sell, how terrific it is that everyone across baseball gets jazzed up when the Yankees come to town...

I wish the guy could just get another show, devoted exclusively to propaganda, and let an actual play-by-play person call the games.

Good broadcasters call things like this: "And there's a long drive to center, Cabrera turns to his left, turns to his right, reaches up, makes the catch." And then the other guy talks about where Cabrera was positioned before the play, what kind of jump he got, why he had to twist and turn...

Sterling: "Hit in the air to center, Melky...makes the catch. As I was saying, I know the Yankees aren't selling quite as much as they would like, but hey, there is a recession going on, so I mean, they're doing pretty terrific, all things considered."

26 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:19 pm

Oh, fuck, a rain delay?

27 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:23 pm

[25] Brilliant impersonation! My favorite is when there is a pregnant silence in the middle of the play, followed by orgasmic shouts of "ohhhh, whaaaattttaaaaa play...did you see that Susan...you'll never see a play like...you just can't predict baseball..."

Then about three minutes later, you actually learn that the runner was thrown out....and then even later, after the commercial break, if you are lucky, Sterling actually describes the play. Just in time to not describe what's going on the following inning.

28 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:37 pm

rain delay?? Unacceptable..

apologies for kicking off a storm of Steinbrenner debates a few threads back! I hang my head in solemn contemplation of my misdeeds..

Sliced Bread, you win comment of the year so far for informing us about the sequal to "Fever Pitch"..."Steroid Rash"...spit up my espresso in uncontrollable laughter when read that!

29 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:39 pm

[27] :)

What are we going to do with them?

And indeed, who actually makes the decision to hire them?

30 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:40 pm

Weeping, yes, I did attend.

I liked it. From my grandstand LF seats, it was redolent of the old stadium but more open, broader. Of course, in that way it's lost a distinctive element.
The concessions, the space behind the seats, the approach, they're all great. Those were the things that most needed updating and upgrading, of course.

The restaurants and glassed in spaces I could do without. They seemed weird and out of place, exclusive in a way inimical to baseball.

But overall I did like it. My kids really loved it.

31 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:44 pm

Oh, and, I got to see the divine backward K for the last out, so, perfect!

Of course, it took a Bruney meltdown. I started a "We want Mo!" chant in my section when the second Bruney Bomb left the field.

32 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:45 pm

[23] I watch/listen for the games, not for those who call (or do not call) them.

Odd, isn't it?

I haven't enjoyed announcers calling baseball since Scooter retired, which additionally speaks volumes.

33 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:48 pm

FWIW, from ESPN: Trade talks for Toronto ace Roy Halladay are "dead," but the club remains willing to listen to offers leading up to Friday's 4 p.m. ET deadline, Blue Jays general manager J.P Ricciardi said in an e-mail Thursday.

I don't want to trade for Halliday, I just don't want the Roid Sox to get him.

34 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:50 pm

[22] golden, perhaps?! : )

35 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:51 pm

weeping's take on good vs bad announcing actually opens up a good topic. Me, I prefer a guy announcing on television, which has - ahem! - images, to just say 'and ... he makes the catch'. I do not NEED someone to tell me he turned left and then right in the play by play. Generally I am LOOKING! After it is over, a commentator can point out that the CF made an easy catch look harder, or showed inexperience with the wind, or got a bad jump ... or whatever, if he's making sense. But I really dpon't value being told what I can see in such detail.

This is, actually, linked to my pleasure in most UK soccer announcers who will let YOU draw conclusions as to what you are seeing, as often as not just naming the player with the ball. Cano ... long ball to Chamberlain. Robertson. Through to Posada. Lovely cross for Jeter!

Radio is an entirely different announcing game.

36 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 8:56 pm

[34] Note to Girardi:

Use the good (and fresh) pitchers in your bullpen when Andy's gassed instead of talking to him and listening to his "horseshit," innings incentives be damned...

That would be "golden"!

: )

37 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:01 pm

[32] exactly! That's why Sterling's calls, which force the listener to try to glean a few precious details about what is actually happening on the field, is so irritating. Actually, I never really cared all that much for Scooter (gasp!) for the same reason! He was a great color man, so long as White or Messer was actually telling me what was going on.

[35] I saw a nice interview with Vin Scully several years back where he described the difference between announcing on radio (giving play-by-play) and on TV (where the announcer only "frames" the image, but largely let's the image do the work).

38 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:04 pm

[30] So glad you had a good experience. I'm working up towards thinking about taking my first grader. He really wants to go, so I guess if I were a good father I'd figure out a way to make it happen this season. It's not $200 a ticket for the cheap seats, right?

39 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:05 pm

[32] I really liked Bill White, too.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:07 pm

[34] Well...I'm not sure about all that, but "good," at any rate. Possibly golden, but it's fucking hot and he might have to labor.

41 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:11 pm

9:15 1st pitch.

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:13 pm

[35] Well said. I think whatever the broadcaster can do to let the game speak for itself is optimal. Of course, some commentary (on tv) can always help to deepen one's appreciation of the game, so long as (obviously) the commentary is juuust right.

As for the radio, I want the graphic details of a novel. I want to know who's tired, who looks fresh, who flops around, who runs like a gazelle, who lunges at pitches, who screws himself into the ground, who looks scared to be up in a big spot...

All of it. And I want particularly sharp details about each and every play. How the ball bounces, whether the fielder's feet are set when he throws, who double-clutches (even if the double clutch has no bearing on the outcome, because ideally, the broadcaster is simply reporting the action as it unfolds).

43 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:13 pm

[41] Alleluia.

44 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:13 pm

[41]10:15am here! Got to split at 1:30 so can they finish within 3 hours please?

45 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:16 pm

[44] :)

Derek could have injured himself running to first, there. He took a funny, desperate leap to beat the throw. Good thing he didn't come up lame.

46 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:25 pm

Man, Dye is good. Still producing.

47 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:25 pm

Very, very nice pitching by Andy. Had Dye very off-balance.

48 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:25 pm

[44] in the meantime, i will soon start drinking beer for you - give you a head start and all that! ; )

49 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:27 pm

No, weeping, they were $50. Still a bunch for a family, for sure.

50 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:27 pm

[46] i remember when he came up as a kid, here in Atlanta. then he got shipped off to KC. he's been good everywhere. solid overall player w/ good career stats and WS MVP to boot!

51 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:27 pm

[45] Yeah, I thought he looked awkward at the end.

Does it *seem* like Jeter is jumping on even more first pitches than normal? I don't have the energy to calculate his rate from the data on baseball-reference.

52 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:28 pm

[39] Yep yep!

: )

53 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:30 pm

[49] when do you leave for Oz? i almost got to tour there about 4 years ago. i was just joining the group as they were on their way over there for 2 weeks. i wasn't familiar with the material yet and didn't get to go there... my bass player is working with a group that's going over there this fall. lucky bastard. i've filled in with that band, but am not a permanent member, so once again, i won't get to go...

i know it's terrible to stereotype, but pretty much EVERY single Australian i've ever had contact with, in any medium, has been super nice!!! i'm sure they're are mean people there - like everywhere - but i've never encountered one in all of my experiences. i hope you have a wonderful time!!! : )

54 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:32 pm

[49] Ooof. That's doable, but man. I was hoping more like $25.

[50] My chief memory of him is of him breaking his shinbone in that game against us in, what, 2000? 2001? When he fouled it off his shin, went down, and didn't come back. I remember feeling like we got a huge break but also feeling really bad because he seems a stand-up, likeable guy.

55 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:32 pm


56 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:33 pm

[51] Haven't been watching closely enough lately to have noticed.

57 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:34 pm

[48] Enjoy the pale ales! My lady's b-day tonight, beers and sake all around. grilled eel on rice for her, anything else that's edible on the planet for me instead.

58 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:35 pm

Oh, man, Thome.

I don't like his presence. He's ridiculously strong.

59 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:35 pm

While I am waiting, of course, for the Score Truck to arrive, right now I would be happy just to catch sight of the Hit The Ball Hard Truck.

60 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:36 pm

[58] I've never seen a player hit more HRs to absolutely, dead center field.

61 randym77   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:39 pm

Michael Kay just called A-Rod "dumb."

62 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:39 pm

[61] Well, you would argue with that conclusion?

63 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:39 pm

[15] Hoo-rah! ;)

Forgive this engineer-turned-attorney - acronyms are my second and third languages. A hard habit to break, losing the acronyms.

I maintain that tweeting language is sometimes incomprehensible.

64 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:40 pm

[60] I know. He's prodigious. I saw him at the Stadium, probably 1999, hit a grandslam to left-center off El Duque. The thing is, he swung the bat and it never occurred to me it was going out. It was such a lazy, easy swing, and the ball was just a flyball, but it just kept carrying and carrying. It was really amazing. He hit that homerun with his arms alone, it looked like.

65 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:40 pm

[54] oh yeah! when he was rockin' the green & gold. that's right. OUCH!!!

[58] he's a monster. i hope he makes it to 600. him and Junior - clean as a whistle (as far as we know...)

66 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm

[53] Tomorrow.
Yeah, they're really all a bunch of assholes. And they don't speak with that cute accent, just regular. It's all a put-on. Jerks.

[52] You can get cheap ones for $25 or so. I wandered over to the bleachers, excellent. Next time I'll go for bleachers.

67 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm

Nice job, Andy.

68 randym77   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:41 pm

[62] Um...no comment. It just seems rather impolitic for a YES announcer to say that.

69 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:42 pm

i'm glad we didn't get Mike Gonzalez the other year, as a lefty reliever, from Shitsburgh (sorry seamus!). he was pretty good before he got injured, and his #'s aren't terrible now, but every time i see him pitch, he's causing jams and giving up runs - inherited or his own. and i can't stand that super strange rocking bullshit he does on the mound before he throws. feh!

70 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:43 pm

[63] Ha-ha. Anyway, it brought me a smile after all the gloomy discussion on the previous threads.

71 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:43 pm

[68] Michael Kay once said that Jessica Simpson was "hot"..so i think his judgement on any subject must be called into serious question..

72 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:44 pm

[69] I don't like acquiring any relief pitchers. They are so regularly a disappointment the next year, next season half, whatever. Seriously, think about it. Tom Gordon was the exception, I guess. Same with the Red Sox, they haven't traded for a reliever who worked out in my memory.

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:44 pm

Oh, yes. GG Andy.

74 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:46 pm

i'm a drummer-turned-...um...drummer! guess that puts me on par with A-Rod from [61].

[61] ouch! that's gotta be worse than Hawk calling that reporter "honey" after the perfect game.

[66] you're absolutely right! i was speaking in opposites. like tweeting! btw, what the FUCK is "twitter/tweeting"?!?! i haven't a clue! ya know what - don't even bother, i don't wanna know. screw it.

i've gotta make a beer run. anybody want anything?

Shaun - you ever get into King's X ?

75 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:47 pm

[72] Which makes the Dodgers acquisition of Sherrill all the stranger . . . until we realize that Torre is burning through all their bullpen arms, and we all know how he does with kid relievers . . .

[70] My pleasure. I still get a kick out of Sliced's "s is for steroids" song. We're a creative bunch, aren't we?

76 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:48 pm

Melky turns the ignition...

77 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:48 pm

Well done, Melkman. Nice, quick swing.

78 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:48 pm

[71] you HATE blondes!!! she is - well, was - hot. please tell me you think Christie Brinkley is hot?! (she is) Heather Locklear, is beyond gorgeous...

79 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:48 pm


80 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:49 pm

[76] i see where you're going with this...

...and i like it!!!

81 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:50 pm

Oh, Derek.

82 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:50 pm

molina = unacceptable

83 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:51 pm

Jeez, I missed the last two at-bats. How did Melky get to third?

84 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:52 pm

[78] I don't hate Blondes at all..but Jessica Simpson..nothing attractive about her.

Christie Brinkley in "Vacation" driving the red convertible...my god, how many times did we watch that when in Junior High School??

C'mon Damon, warm up the Truck..

85 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:52 pm

[74] Nope, thelarmis - they've been a perennial resident of my "boy I ought to listen to those guys" list though, along with the Stones and the short-lived British band "The Darkness".

86 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:52 pm


87 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:52 pm

Gawd @ the suckage!

88 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:52 pm


Nice play.

89 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:52 pm

[83] "How did Melky get to third?"

Luck, apparently...

90 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:54 pm

[83] He didn't, did he? Molina, Derek and Damon all bounced feebly to the left side.

We're as off-balance as Pettitte's making their guys. Going to be tough to score like this.

91 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:55 pm

Andy's working fast and is 0-2 on everyone.

92 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:55 pm

Melky went to third on Derek's 6-3.

93 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:55 pm

God, Swisher really sucks out there.

94 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:57 pm


95 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:58 pm

I miss the old Comiskey out of all the now defunct parks. YS 2.0 not included.

96 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:58 pm

[84] i do. blondes have wrecked my life and MANY occassions!!! : /

[85] do it! and waaaaaay before any of those british bands!!! the first 5 king's x albums are AMAZING. if you just want one, i'll try to recommend. i've been into them since day 1, but haven't liked them much the last 15 years, or so. i'm on a big kick of their early albums right now and they've stood the test of time and then some. just found out today they'll be playing here in 3 weeks! i haven't seen them live in 12 years, so i'm a-gonna go! : )

i'm also gonna go to the store to buy beer. but no one answered me, so you all get nothing...and like it! : p

lotta pitches for andrew so far...

97 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:58 pm

Oh my God, poor Wang. Twelve months? Damn.

Beautiful pitch, Andy.

98 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:58 pm

I'm way behind, watching on MLB Network . . . Costas and Jim Kaat. Props to Costas for just talking about Swisher's OBP being awesome and having lots of value because of that, even though his batting average isn't very good.

Negative props for talking about the Yanks bringing up "former Cardinals' OF Chris Duncan." Cripes.

99 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:59 pm

Hey everyone. Late start on the ol game, egh? Andy ain't exactly economical tonight, egh? 46 pitches through 7 outs. At least he's spotting well.

[74] hey man - I'm a bassist.

100 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:59 pm

0-2 again.

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101 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 9:59 pm

[96] thelarmis with the Judge Smails smackdown! Grab a Guinness for me and hold it till I get off the clock!

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:00 pm

[98] Did Costas have anything to say about his "fielding?"

103 randym77   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:02 pm

I like Shelley Duncan, but I'm not too enthused about his being called up. The Yanks really need a guy who can play CF. If Melky is injured, it's Damon in CF.

104 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:02 pm

Agggh, fuck.

105 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:03 pm

[96] Got a soft spot in my heart for the British rock bands . . . but lately all I hear is kiddie music, thanks to the little ones, so we'll see what I get to first.

And I'm enjoying some Sam Adams Summer Ale, so I don't need any beer - but thanks for the offer.

106 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:03 pm

Come on, Andy. Get Dye here. Let's get out of this thing.

107 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:04 pm

[97] Oh my God, poor Wang. Twelve months? Damn.

look man, it's a dry spell, alright? i know it's awful and no one feels worse about it than me, but c'mon! it's not like i'm not trying... : /

108 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:04 pm

Please don't put Dye on for Thome, Andy.

109 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:05 pm

Good, Andy.

110 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:05 pm

score truck is driving down the highway on the wrong side of the road!!!

111 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:06 pm

[101] you got it, my friend! : )

[99] rock on! we need to talk. i'll be back soon... do you play professionally, for a living?!

112 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:07 pm

[102] Nope.

Costas and especially Kitty are raving about Pettitte's velocity - Costas even talked him up a bit as a possible Hall of Famer.

I'm at 2 outs in the bottom of the 2nd inning though, so take that for what its worth.

113 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:08 pm

[110] Oh, man. My fault???

114 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:09 pm

[112] Andy for the HOF, seriously?

I mean, no one loves Andy more than I do, and yes, he's a golden god (on his good days! :) but he's not a HOFer.

115 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:10 pm

[111] Speaking of Caddyshack..now THAT was a blonde you and I can agree on, thelarmis..Lacey Underall..can you believe she would be in her early 50s now??

Is this game as boring on tv as it is on Gameday?

116 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:10 pm

This guy's pitching well.

117 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:11 pm

This guy has some pretty wicked, late movement on his fastball/slider pitch.

118 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:12 pm

Andy's just got to hold them at 1. They're bound to crush this Floyd punk next time around.

119 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:12 pm

The Yankees seem to be swinging at balls and taking big looping curve balls over the plate.

120 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:12 pm

[103] I'm not worried about Melky getting injured. If he gets hurt during a game, the worst case scenario is that Damon/Swisher replace him for the rest of the game, and then someone (AJax?) will be called up the next day. So I have no problem calling up Duncan if they want some RH thump off the bench.

If I ran the universe (bwah-ha-ha), I would only carry 11 pitchers, and call up Duncan AND a BUCF.

121 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:13 pm

[111] Do play professionally but not my full-time. Small groups and sessions here and there, mainly on upright. Play in a rock group in the city,

Pfft. Kay was raving about US Cellular. We went there last summer on the ol' MLB baseball trip. Sat behind the plate in the upper deck -- musta been 45 deg or less down to the field. I'm not even scared o heights and was like whoa. But the beer sets you straight.

122 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:14 pm

Good morning, good afternoon, good night Mr. Thome.

123 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:15 pm

We'll need Hughes for two innings. (He could even pitch more, but I'm trying to be realistic.)

124 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:15 pm

[118] I think so too.

125 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:16 pm

I feel like one big reason Andy's pitch count is so high now is: fouls. Fouls galore.

126 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:17 pm

Another fishing expedition induced by Andy.

127 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:17 pm

[125] That's been a problem for him all season...he definitely has less hit-and-miss stuff.

128 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:18 pm

[114] Let's say he pitches one more year and ends up with around 240 wins, .600+ winning %, ~115 ERA+. That's not the worst HOF resume. His overall career numbers are not that far off from Schilling's, who is widely considered a borderline HOFer. Schilling has better peak numbers, Andy has very so slightly better career win and win % totals.

Here's a question, who would be a less deserving HOFer: Jim Rice or Andy Pettitte.

I kid. Sort of.

129 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Better Andy...

130 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Swisher fucking sucks.

Did you see him hop, there?

He has no idea where the ball is going.

131 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:18 pm

Swish can field! Now trade him away...

132 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:19 pm

[115] Cindy Morgan (Lacey Underall) will be 55 this September, OK Jazz...

: )

133 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:20 pm

[130] After watching Jack Cust "try" to play RF this afternoon, I have a much better appreciation for Swisher. The Red Sox didn't win the game...Cust gave it to them.

134 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:20 pm

[127] You think that's it?
His K/9 is just about in line with his career avg. And if you think about it, a foul hit just a little bit better is likely to be an out. So if he were fooling the hitters just a little less well today, he'd have a lot fewer pitches.

135 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:20 pm

And why does he try to hit every ball to Mars?

Someone sit down with this guy and tell him to just cool out.

136 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:21 pm

Hm, that was a little too cool.

137 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:21 pm

At what point will Yankee batters start looking for the curve?

138 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:21 pm

That was close enough.

139 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:23 pm

[135] Demon long ball gets everyone, sooner or later. Just say no.

140 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:23 pm

[128] Rice, by far.

If Jim Rice is a Hall of Famer, Dewey Evans is a Hall of Famer. And probably Dawson (shudder). And Harold Baines. And (best of all) Bernie definitely is.

Rice had a ridiculously tiny peak, and no longevity - I still don't get it. Oh yeah, he was "feared". So was Genghis Khan, and I don't see his mug on a plaque in Cooperstown.

Don't forget Pettitte's many postseason accomplishments, which seem to carry extra weight with the voters.

141 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:23 pm

Meanwhile, Robbie has been at .308 for the past two months, it seems. He really seems to have found consistency (knock on wood). Much as I'd love to see him go on a tear, I'm very happy with the consistency.

142 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:24 pm

[132] speechless...

143 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:24 pm

[134] I could be wrong, but it seems as if Pettitte relies on his breaking ball alot more...and most have his K's seem to come on that pitch. He seldom gets a swing and miss on his fastball. Because of the cut, however, the contact doesn't always result in a ball in play.

144 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:24 pm

[140] Ha ha hah ah !!!

Genghis Kahn for the HOF!

145 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:25 pm

Fuckin Al Leiter is amazing. I think the guy writes encyclopedias on his days off.

146 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:25 pm


147 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:25 pm

[145] Heh he he hee heh heh.

148 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:25 pm

Kind of wish Molina had bunted now...

149 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:25 pm

Costas now singing A-Rod's praises - gritty, hard worker, always doing things to get better, etc etc etc.

150 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:26 pm

[148] Dammit...I almost wrote that! You win again, William...but next time you will not be so lucky...

151 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:26 pm

[149] He is a very good baseball player.

152 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:27 pm

[144] Yeah, but Kahn wasn't clutch. He never could deliver against the Uyghurs.

153 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:28 pm

[152] ha hah ah ha ha hah ah ha h ah ah ah ah ha a a a ha h !!!

154 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:29 pm

Another nasty K on a half swing on a slider in the dirt.

155 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:29 pm

Andy's a golden god.

156 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:30 pm

[152] Oh, bullseye!

anyone see Big Mouth Schilling's comments on Big Papi? Hysterical, along with the usual swipe at Bill Clinton (way to keep it timely there Schill!)

157 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:30 pm

[144] That's what the argument was. You should have seen the spew coming out in (especially) Shaughnessy's columns in the Globe about how "Jim Ed belongs in the Hall of Fame because everyone was scared of him" - not to mention the Red Sox's PR campaign for Rice.

In the right situation, I'll bet there are a lot of hitters who were/are scared by Krazy Kyle Farnsworth - dude might take a hitter's head off with his high heat - but that's no reason to put him in the Hall of Fame. Yet there is Jim Ed Rice, feared hitter.

158 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:30 pm

[150] I was really surprised by that decision. I am usually anti-bunt, but Molina is an out waiting to happen anyway.

159 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:31 pm

Lacy Underall smoked pot. thelarmis. But she was not a fan of bras. : D

160 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:32 pm

All right, boys, time to feast on this motherfucker.

161 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:32 pm

[152] And his propensity for breaking his prisoners' backs lacked execution...

162 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:33 pm

[156] No. I applaud his work on ALS money-raising, and his wife's work on skin cancer education and money-raising - but otherwise I avoid the guy. Don't care to hear what he has to spew.

I did find Papi's statement to be pretty funny. "You guys know me". No, David, actually we don't.

163 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:33 pm

Bunt that! I would run for Molina here.

164 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:33 pm

Thank god that bounced over the wall.

165 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:33 pm

Oh, hell yes!!!


Come on boys, this is it!

Go for the jugular.

166 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:34 pm

[158] "Molina is an out waiting to happen" EAT YOUR WORDS NOW!

167 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:34 pm

Derek, would it kill you to take a pitch here?

168 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:34 pm


169 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:34 pm

[161] He never broke backs the right way.

170 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:35 pm

I was actually serious about pinch running for Molina here. It pretty much will take two hits to score him.

171 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:35 pm

[158] Molina has his revenge?

Meanwhile, I was going to ask if they should PR for Molina, before Jeter lined out. Now, probably not a reasonable option (if it ever was).

172 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:36 pm

Woohoo Damon!

173 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:36 pm

[170] Wrong again!

174 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:36 pm

Whoot-Whoot. Nice slide, JD. Yikes.

175 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:36 pm

Oh, yes, Johnny!

Well done, Johnny Damon, well done!

176 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:36 pm

No way! Molina scored from second on a double!

177 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:36 pm

[170] You sonofabitch--you got me again [171], while I explaining "inside the park HR" to my wife!

178 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:37 pm

[173] But as Al is saying, you were in a sense right -- Dye could have nailed him. Incredible.

179 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:37 pm

Let's go, Teix, keep it going.

180 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:37 pm

[176] Wheels Moly!

181 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:37 pm

[177] Want me to do it for you?

182 joe   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:37 pm

[145] Leiter's the greatest. I probably like him more than most but I think he always informative. Plus he has a calming voice.

183 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:38 pm

[169] He never broke backs the *Yank-ee* way!

184 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:38 pm

What exactly is Tex looking for against Floyd? It seems to me as if he has taken very good pitches to hit.

185 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:38 pm

[181] I'm surprised you hadn't done it already!

186 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:38 pm

Come on, Alex.

Focus. Nice short swing.

Easy basehit.

187 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:38 pm

yuck..Six "He Gone!"'s for Floyd tonight..

188 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:38 pm

[182] An added bonus is Kay seems to do his "best" work with Leiter.

189 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:39 pm

[169] Too much maple, which shatters and splinters violently instead of ash, which breaks more cleanly.

He always took too many steppes, as well...

190 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:39 pm

[185] I know my place.

191 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:40 pm

Oh, Alex.

We really could have used a single there.

Oh well.

192 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:40 pm

Floyd making Teix and Alex look absolutely foolish. WTF!!!

193 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:40 pm

I thought they'd totally zoned in on Floyd, but apparently Teix and A-Rod are in a different zone.

194 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:40 pm

Weird inning...not sure if I should be pleased Molina of all people helped build a run or upset that Tex and Arod had awful ABs with the go ahead run on second.

195 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:41 pm

[188] Yep. I don't get to many games, but he has a relatively easy rapport with Leiter. I don't like the ribbing/tension/one-upsmanship (real or contrived) between him and O'Neill.

196 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:41 pm

[193] EDT?

197 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:42 pm

All right, Andy, keep it together.

198 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:43 pm

There's another one for Andy.

199 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:43 pm

Oooh, nice big breaking ball for called strike one.

200 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:43 pm

Beckham sure looks like a good player.

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201 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:44 pm

Another one for strike two.

202 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:44 pm

Oh, that was a terrible pitch!

You can't throw three breaking balls like that.


Really poor seleciton.

203 51cq24   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:44 pm

[200] had he already singled when you wrote that?

204 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:45 pm

Four straight curves? Not sure that's the smartest thing to do.

205 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:45 pm

Danger zone here. Can Andy keep 'em down for two more outs?

206 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:45 pm

[203] No...before. Hope I didn't spur him on.

207 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:46 pm

As well as Andy is pitching, I am ashamed to admit that pending doom always seems to be just around the corner with him.

208 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:46 pm

[203] No, two called strikes, one ball, then a hard single on the same pitch.

209 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:46 pm

[200] Yeah but his entourage is too big, and I suspect he really wants to head back to AC Milan..

210 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:47 pm

[205] Yaaaaayyyyyyyy!!

211 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:47 pm

Lovely. Jeter double-clutched, but he had time.

212 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:47 pm

[209] And his wife is a real bitch!

213 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:47 pm

Well turned, gentlemen. Now, let's give these rapscallions from the Windy City some what for.

214 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:47 pm

[209] Good thing Landon (Powell) isn't on the White Sox.

215 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:47 pm

[207] Yeah, but hasn't it always been thus with Andy?

216 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:48 pm

[209] I really think of him more as an ambassador.

217 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:49 pm

I remember when Chicago had a soccer team called the Sting. They sure knew how to put on the red light!

218 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:50 pm

God, can't you tee-off on that breaking ball by now?

219 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:50 pm

[216] In the sense that through well-placed connections, he got a highly-compensated position overseas where he appears in the media a lot while doing nothing of any significance? Sounds accurate!

220 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:51 pm

"Nick Swisher's not really a centerfielder."--Kay.

221 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:51 pm

Floyd must hide the ball extremely well along with having some pretty good stuff.

222 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:51 pm

[219] Yeah, and the hair.

223 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:52 pm

I think there is a disturbing amount of soccer talk cropping up during this crisply played pitchers duel. I object, most indubitably!

224 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:52 pm

All right, Robbie, hit the fucking thing out.

225 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:52 pm

[217] Those days are over.

226 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:52 pm

[223] Heh heh.

227 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:54 pm

[223] I think it's the 1-0 score that's doing it. As soon as the Score Truck rolls around we'll be talking football.

228 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:55 pm


229 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:55 pm

Oof. At least it looks like he's okay.

230 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:55 pm

One more, Andy.

Oh, fuckfuckfuckfuck.

(At least Thome didn't hit it out, but still.)


231 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:55 pm

[223] Why do Brazilians have so many kids? Because they can lob (David) Seaman from 30 yards! (obscure World Cup reference just for you!)

232 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:55 pm

That's just pathetic...if the Yankees lose this game because Andy can't pick up a damn ball!

233 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:56 pm

Calling Dr. Hughes??

234 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:56 pm

[227] It's 1-1...I think you missed the last delivery!

235 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:57 pm

The pen best be stirriing. Ah, there they go.

236 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:57 pm

Nice pitch, Andy. Another one.

237 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:57 pm

He still looks good.

238 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:58 pm

I am glad that there seems to be a small but growing, reasoned criticism of pitch counts as they are employed these days. Maybe we will see a bit of a corrective in teh next few years. Or, we will see 14 man pitching staffs.

239 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:58 pm

[234] Wow. No idea what I was thinking. I don't even know who iI thought was winning!

240 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:58 pm

[223] What if we talked about that thrilling match between the German and Greek Philosophers?

241 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:58 pm





242 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:59 pm

Hmmm..I thought pitchers' duels were supposed to make the defense more alert and taut.

243 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:59 pm


244 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:59 pm

Crap...the defense has gone AWOL.

245 randym77   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:59 pm

Way to flash the leather, guys.

246 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 10:59 pm

C'mon boys, double play!

247 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:00 pm
248 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:00 pm

Philthy Phil to face the dangerous Quentin?

249 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:00 pm

Those were just two awful errors.

250 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:01 pm


Damn it.

Oh well, at least it's Hughes. He's going to attack these mofos; they won't know what hit 'em.

Nice game by Andy. He is, in fact, a golden god.

251 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:01 pm

I really don't understand pulling Andy here. Or, I understand--a couple of guys, so go with your lockdown reliever (if it's Hughes). BUt Andy is at like 90 pitches and has not been hit hard. It seems like he is being sent off (to use the soccer term) because his defense let him down.

I don't know, maybe with 13 pitchers you err on the side of caution here, I guess.

252 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:02 pm

[242] Heh he heh eh he he heh he heh!

253 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:02 pm

Yes, Gameday Existentialism returns! "Pitcher Phil Hughes replaces Phil Hughes"..love when that graphic comes up!

254 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:02 pm

[251] OK, 101 pitches.

255 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:03 pm

Let him pitch, Jose!

256 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:04 pm

[251] I think he was closer to 100 pitches. He didn't do anything wrong, but I think the fear of the damage that one hanging curve could do forced Girardi's hand.

257 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:04 pm

[253] I wish we had two. That would be awesome.

258 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:05 pm

[256] Agreed.

259 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:05 pm

[257] If we had two, would you start one, or use them both in the BP?

260 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:05 pm

If you throw a cuveball, bury it low.

261 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:05 pm

c'mon DP

262 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:06 pm

[259] I'd keep one and trade the other for Halladay.

263 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:06 pm

Quentin is really having good swings.

264 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm


265 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm


266 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm

Jesus Christ.

267 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm


268 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm

[263] fouled off 3 95mph fastballs...

269 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm

Incredible...that's on Arod more than Cano. What a travesty of an inning.

270 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm

I preferred Python to this comedy of errors.

271 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:07 pm


272 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:08 pm

Bullshit inning.

Andy's on the line for the L because of this horseshit?

273 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:08 pm

[271] I kind of hope there's a close play at the plate soon...

274 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:08 pm

And Damon catches the baseball.

Motherhumping motherfucker.

Hit the fucking baseball now, Team. Now I'm pissed.

275 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:08 pm

[272] Well, the run that scored was his error, which was the easiest play of all. He has no one to blame but himself...and Arod...and Cano.

276 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:09 pm

If they lose this game, it will definitely be unacceptable.

277 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:10 pm

"It's enough to drive a man to drink," he says, pouring himself a glass of Magic Hat #9.

278 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:11 pm

I can't believe not one Yankee has decided to sit on that hit me curve he keeps throwing early in the count.

279 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:11 pm

[275] Running down a tweener on wet grass with a 250lb train running at you is less than easy.

280 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:11 pm

PH for Molina?

281 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:11 pm

[270] Me too, Shaun...

282 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:11 pm

[275] I know, it's true. He set the tone, for sure.

283 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:12 pm

Who the fuck is this guy, Sandy Koufax?

284 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:12 pm

It's easy for me to say, but I am not convinced the slide had that much to do with it--Cano just yanked the throw.

285 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:12 pm

[279] Yes, but the train was in slow motion.

286 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:12 pm

It's been 8 innings and the Yankees haven't figured out the curve yet? Incredible.

287 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:13 pm

I'm sorry, we *CAN'T* lose this game.

We cannot afford to lose winnable games like this one.

288 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:14 pm

[287] Let's not get too dramatic, now. They're not six games out struggling to stay in the race. Overall this team has a fine record in one run games; they've won their share of winnable games, I think.

I just don't want them to make a habit of games like tonight.

289 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:14 pm

[284] Cano makes that play in his sleep. He's not used to making the pivot and being face to face with one of the games biggest dickheads.

290 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:14 pm

Gavin fucking Koufax.

291 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:15 pm

The Yankees are losing this game because of stuborness. Floyd keeps throwing the same pitch and the Yankees just watch it go by.

292 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:15 pm

Send Jeter ASAP.

293 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:16 pm

[283] methinks Barrett's strike zone is pretty liberal tonight, making this pboy a lil more Koufax-esqe. The sox just adjusted to it more, hence all the foulies on Pettitte tonight.

294 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:16 pm

[288] I'm just saying, a great performance out of Andy, we're on a hot streak, Boston won today already...

I want to win this motherfucker because we can and ought to.

295 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:16 pm

[289] Where is Shelley Duncan on 1B when they need him?

296 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:16 pm

[291] It's hard to swing at pitches a few inches off the black when you've been trained you whole life not to.

297 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:17 pm

[291] Yeah, I don't think it's stubbornness.
The pitch is hard to pick up coming out of Floyd's hand, because of his motion. That's how Leiter explained it.

298 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:18 pm

[293] Yeah, sure, the strike zone's liberal, but the guy's hitting his spots, so I can't blame the ump. I think William has it right, that the bats failed to adjust.

299 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:18 pm

Patience, Johnny.

300 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:18 pm

[296] I am not even talking about the ones of the black. In almost every AB he just looped a curve over the plate and the Yankees never swung at it. By the 8th inning, I'd like to think someone would be looking for it?

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301 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:19 pm

Teix and Alex are proverbially (new word) due.

302 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:19 pm

Johnny looks lost here...I dont have much confidence.

303 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:20 pm

FUCK YES, Johnny.

Nice, nice hitting.


Come on, Teix, please. Please.

304 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:20 pm

I'm really surprised Jeter was not running with 2 strikes.

305 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:20 pm

Jeter stops at 2B? How can that be? Running with 2 outs and he can't get to third?

306 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:20 pm

[302] Your reverse jinxes have been excellent today.

307 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:20 pm

Tex message on the way...

308 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:21 pm

Teix has been tied up all night.

309 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:21 pm

I think he missed his pitch!

310 PJ   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:21 pm

[302] "Johnny looks lost here."

(Insert your own joke.)

: )

311 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:21 pm

Wow...Tex just had an awful game today.

312 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:21 pm

What a sickly hack.

God, I'm going to cry.

313 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:21 pm

That was horrible.

314 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:22 pm


315 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:22 pm

Tex Tex TEX - sigh.

Fortunately, Jenks has not been automatic this year.

316 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:22 pm

Is this Teix's worst game at the plate this year? U-G-L-Y

317 joe   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:23 pm

Ugh, I hate the check swing K. Tough game tonight.

318 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:25 pm

I guess Hughes wont be available for the rest of the weekend now. Kind of sucks to waste him in a loss.

319 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:25 pm

[318] It's not a loss yet. 2-1 is a very high leverage situation. This is the kind of situation we want him to be pitching in.

320 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:26 pm

Ozzie sticks with Thornton since the Yankees have no RH on the bench?

321 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:27 pm

[320] Interesting. I suspect you're giving him too much credit.

322 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:28 pm

[319] Agreed .

323 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:29 pm

Strike three.

Beautiful pitch, Phil Hughes.

324 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:29 pm

Can't complain about our pitching this evening.

325 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:29 pm

[319] I am not criticizing the move...just saying it would suck to waste Hughes in a game they lose because they kicked the ball around for an inning.

326 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:29 pm

[318] If he is following Joba rules, he can pitch two tonight and two on Sunday. That's not much different from one tonight (still a "waste" if this is a loss) and then one tomorrow and probably two off days, or one on Saturday and (probably) and off day on Sunday.

327 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:30 pm

[320] Or because Jenks has been awful. Luckily, Matsui seems to hit guys like Thorton, so maybe he'll be a trap.

328 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:31 pm

[321] Probably, But it seems as though Jenks has not warmed up, so he's going with his gut or whatever. And in any case, it would be nice if there WAS a RH on the bench.

329 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:31 pm

Come on, boys.

Show some magic.

330 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:32 pm

[327] Have the Sox pitchers thrown any balls tonight?

331 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:32 pm

Let's go Arod

332 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:32 pm

Pathetic AB...fitting for this game.

333 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:32 pm

I'm not convinced Shelley could touch Thornton, anyway.

334 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:33 pm

Doesn't look like we have much of a chance, does it.

335 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:33 pm

[333] Neither am I. But maybe tonight will finally convince the Yankee brain trust that 13 pitchers and zero bench is not the best arrangement.

336 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:33 pm

Ozzie is obviously a genius.

337 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm

asshole ump didn't even check with 3B

338 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm

[335] I dunno. We need those guys in the bullpen to cheer Phil and Mo.

339 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm

How do you like that Ozzie!!

340 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm


341 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm

Sweet, sweet redemption!

342 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm

Holy MOTHERFUCK!!!!!!!


343 randym77   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm


344 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm

old stompin grounds for the swish

345 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm


346 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:34 pm

C'mon Swisher, stick it to these guys, they traded you for Wilson Betemit!



347 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:35 pm


348 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:35 pm

YES!!! Screw Ozzie Nick!

349 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:35 pm

One more out of Phil?

350 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:35 pm

I wish Ace was feeling healthy.

351 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:36 pm

Hughes for three?

352 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:36 pm

The Yankees never strikeout, but have K'ed 14 times in this game. Yeah, I think the umpire sucks.

353 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:36 pm

[349] Dream on.
[350] I believe he is healthy now.

354 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:36 pm

Dude thinks he's Jim Leyritz.

355 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:36 pm

Hughes for another inning? Please??

356 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:36 pm


357 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:36 pm

[351] Has to be...with no Ace, the only other option is Robertson.

358 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:37 pm

I'll be really, really surprised (and happy) if Hughes comes back out.

359 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:37 pm

Hughes only threw 24 pitches so far.... hmmmm

360 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:38 pm

[353] :)

361 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:38 pm

[349] He has thrown 24 pitches. I would send him out there to steal and out or two, up to about 40 pitches. But then, my ulterior motive would be to keep stretching him out.

362 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:38 pm

Oh, and we're stretching out Hughes, nice...

363 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:38 pm


364 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:38 pm

Yes, he's back!

Come on, Phil, nice and easy.

365 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:38 pm

Hey, Joe! This is good. And a good sign.

366 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:39 pm

[357] Still noe Ace? I thought he was ready tonight? If he's out again, maybe the DL is the way to go?

367 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:39 pm

Hughes fastball at 93mph...he might be feeling a little fatigue.

368 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:39 pm

Dye's a good hitter.

369 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:39 pm

Umm, why is Bruney warming up? Why would Girardi let him anywhere near this one?

I'll take Robertson or Albaladejo over Bruney. Or Melancon, for that matter.

370 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:40 pm

[368] You keep saying that. You sound like Rain Man.

371 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:40 pm

Dye's a very, very good hitter.

372 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:40 pm

[367] Hit 95 mph there.

373 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:41 pm

Dye is making him work. This might be his last batter no matter the outcome.

374 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:41 pm

[372] Welcome back.

375 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:41 pm

[371] Dye is, but he's sitting his butt on the bench now.

376 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:41 pm


Huge out right there.

I didn't know how Hughes was going to get him out.

Ok, it doesn't get any easier...

377 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:41 pm

[371] Yeah, definitely, definitely good hitter. Yeah.
Wapner time.

378 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:41 pm

[374] Thanks I think, was out at a party with some friends. Clearly I'm the good luck charm ;)

379 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:41 pm

Beautiful first pitch strike on the outside corner.

380 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:42 pm

Keep throwing that pitch...it's about 6 inches off the plate and is always a strike.

Why don't the Yankees shift for Thome?

381 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:42 pm

Oh, fuck. A groundball past the vacated right side of the infield.

382 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:42 pm

I don't know why, but that hit seemed pathetic.

383 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:42 pm

The shift giveth, and the shift taketh away...

384 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:42 pm

This has to be the last batter for Phil methinks, he's at 34 pitches.

385 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:43 pm

If Hughes gets another out, I wonder Girardi goes straight to Mo for four outs?

386 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:43 pm

Mo, Mo, Mo...go to Mo. Right now.

387 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:43 pm

[383] That's an odd shift though...they move Robbie to the OF but keep Jeter on the SS of 2B.

I think Hughes ran out of gas.

388 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:44 pm

Bear down, Phil!
Uh oh. Cokey??

389 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:44 pm

[384] That was a quick batter--I would go with HUghes for one more batter. Nope, Girardi is going with Cokey.

390 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:44 pm

This does not feel good...

391 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:44 pm

I thought Cokey had sinus problems.

392 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:44 pm

[389] Taking out Phil I'm ok with, his location was starting to get all over the place. I'd have gone straight to Mo here though.

393 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:44 pm

[370] ha hah ah ah ah ah ah ah !!!!

hah ah ahh ah ah ah ah !!!!!

394 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:44 pm

[387] Tough to say. Konerko's was the only ball hit hard. Then again, he worked pretty hard against Dye.

395 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:45 pm

If there is a God, AJ will ground into a dp. I hate that effing @$$#@$@%@#%# douchebag.

396 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:45 pm

Aside from when Mo is pitching, having the walkoff run at 2B never feels good.

397 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:45 pm

[391] They found some sudafed, from the DR ;). Ok, I'm typing too much...must stop drinking caffeine so late.

398 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:46 pm

Come on Cokey!

399 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:47 pm

Two outs.

400 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:47 pm

That's one.

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401 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:47 pm

One more Cokey....come on!

402 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:48 pm

And sometimes it rains.

403 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:48 pm

Leiter getting on AJ. I prefer he just say, "AJ's a scumbag kids, don't be like him."

404 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:48 pm

[391] That's what Girardi *said.* What that means is either:

a. there is nothing wrong with him, but I need some reason to carry 13 pitchers; or
b. he has a torn rotator cuff

405 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:48 pm

Get Wise, Cokey.

406 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:49 pm

Please do not walk Wise.

407 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:49 pm

C'mon Coke, this guy is not a major league hitter, and he's a lefty. Get him.

One more strike, Coke.

408 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:50 pm

[403] Isn't AJ a "gamer" who "knows how to win"?

409 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:50 pm


410 tommyl   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:50 pm

Seriously, Dwayne Wise beats us? Really?

411 monkeypants   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:50 pm

Bizarre karma that the .190 hitter won the game.

412 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:50 pm

Wow...that really sucks. This game was totally inexplicable.

413 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:50 pm

You have got to be fucking kidding me.

Fuck everything.

414 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:50 pm

Well, sometimes that happens.

Tough game. See youse.

415 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:51 pm

Melky was playing too deep.

416 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:51 pm

He cut down on his swing and hit it up the middle.

417 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:52 pm

I feel ill. That totally sucked ass.

418 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:52 pm

After seeing the replay, that was really a terrible pitch. The ump is calling balls 6 inches off the plate and he throws a fastball down the middle.

419 NYYfan22   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:53 pm

just sucks to drop game one.

See you all tamara.

420 randym77   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:53 pm

Larry Dewayne Wise strikes again.

421 Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:54 pm

Any team with Sox in it make me ill. Shite and Bollocks. Get 'em tomorrow.

422 williamnyy23   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:56 pm

Today started with Papi on roids, the Sox down by 3 runs and ends with a game shaved off the lead and Halladay possibly on his way to Boston. Kind of like a roller coaster.

423 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 30, 2009 11:59 pm

Oh well..one loss not a big deal, we'll get 'em tomorrow! Yankees are the best team in baseball, and Don'tchu Forget It!

424 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 31, 2009 12:02 am

From ESPN, Jose speaks again:

"And I'll tell you this, Major League Baseball is going to have a big, big problem on their hands when they find out they have a Hall of Famer who's used."

"If you were in the game in the last 20 years, there's a 95 percent chance you were knowingly using something,'' Canseco said. "I said 80 percent back then because that was the number of players that I knew were on. But that number was greater.''

425 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2009 12:03 am

I'm really not a Phil Coke fan

426 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2009 12:05 am

[424] At this point, hard not to believe him!

427 Just Fair   ~  Jul 31, 2009 12:10 am

I know 1 dog that sleeps on my bed. So I guess 100% of dogs sleep on my bed. HA. Jose''s been a pretty good whistle-blower, but he's still an asshat. : D

428 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2009 12:14 am

[427] Good one!

As blase as I am abotu roids...still hope Jeter and Mo are not on the list..

429 Just Fair   ~  Jul 31, 2009 12:15 am

[428] My dad doesn't say much, but he said Pujols coming up dirty would really put him over the edge.

430 PJ   ~  Jul 31, 2009 12:15 am

You just know Pettitte's kids get away with murder when he's got them at home if that's how he gets mad! He straightened up the cooler he knocked over for Christ's sakes!


They'll clean it up and play better during the next three. I believe that was a bit of a letdown after the Tampa series win... nothing more.

G'night everybody!

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