"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Du Calme

No reason to get un-Dude, here. Lee was a sombitch, not much you can do about that (I couldn’t decide if I hated him or loved him for his deadpan Buster Keaton catch). We’ll have plenty of time to get amped about Mr. Pedro and Mr. Burnett as the day rolls along.

For now, how about a deep breath, and some lightness of being:

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1 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:41 am

AJ Burnett was born a poor black child

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:48 am

what a great call, Alex. I haven't thought about this scene forever. My young heart crushed for Bernadette Peters the first time I saw this.

speaking of random enjoyments - the other day I was walking on 45th St. and picked up an odor that smelled exactly like trumpet valve oil. I haven''t smelled trumpet valve oil in decades, and had no idea where it was coming from, but it literally made me smile.

3 RIYank   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:49 am

The new phone books are here!
The new phone books are here!

4 lroibal   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:59 am

Well I'm gonna to go then. And I don't need any of this. I don't need this stuff, and I don't need you. I don't need anything except this. And that's it and that's the only thing I need, is this. I don't need this or this. Just this ashtray. And this paddle game, the ashtray and the paddle game and that's all I need. And this remote control. The ashtray, the paddle game, and the remote control, and that's all I need. And these matches. The ashtray, and these matches, and the remote control and the paddle ball. And this lamp. The ashtray, this paddle game and the remote control and the lamp and that's all I need. And that's all I need too. I don't need one other thing, not one - I need this. The paddle game, and the chair, and the remote control, and the matches, for sure. And this. And that's all I need. The ashtray, the remote control, the paddle game, this magazine and the chair. And I don't need one other thing, except ...A Yankee Win.

5 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 am

Last night's game was frustrating for a while, but I can accept the fact that it was Cliff Lee's night. Heck, even Len Barker pitched a perfect game, those two catches by Lee were just proof positive that he was in the zone. Tip your cap and look to beating the living snot out of Pedro.

6 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 am

They put up a graphic last night that young Jimmy Rollins appeared in MC Hammer videos. And I thought, maybe AJ appeared in some Vanilla Ice clips.

Opti-Grabbing it.

7 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 am

[5] Last night was one of those games where I almost wish they would have gotten bombed from the start, or played awful defense. But instead I get that awful "wasted a good start" feeling. Still, I'm not too upset because there was just nothing that could have been done against an ace at the top of his game.

8 Rich   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:22 am

[7] I would be worried if CC hadn't pitched well.Right now, I'm not worried a all.

9 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:23 am

[8] Oh, I agree. I just meant that emotionally I get less worked up about a total demolition than about what the mind perceives as a wasted opportunity.

10 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 am

All I need is this here pencil. And a game 2 win. That's all I need. And maybe an Arod homer and Swisher to start hitting. That's all I need. And AJ to throw 7 shut out innings and Pedro to get lit up like a Christmas Tree and a dry evening. That's all I need. etc. etc. : D

11 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 am

If only Oil Can Boyd was picthing...
"Someone's shooting at these cans"
"Die MilkFace". That movie kills me.

12 knuckles   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 am

How far you going?

To the end of this fence.


13 bp1   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:35 am

Thanks Alex. Needed that this morning. I still think "I'm picking out a Thermos for you. Not an ordinary Thermos for you." every time I grab a thermos.

14 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 am

[9] I would be more worried if CC pitched like garbage. Would he be bad in his next start too?

The only thing that worries me now is the bullpen (excepting Mo).

15 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:41 am

I LOVE that thermos song.

16 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 am

I was actually pretty okay with most of that game. Shit happens. I am not okay with Bruney being on this team, and I'm really not okay with him coming in to push semi-close games out of reach

17 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:08 am

[13][15] ..what else can I buy so on me you'll rely? A rear-end thermometer too.

Yankees win this series. It might be ugly, and it will probably take 7 games.

18 YankInEugene   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:42 am

You mean I'm going to stay this color!
I think Zimmer should throw out the first pitch tonight with AJ and Pedro looking on to shake his hand afterwards. When he gets to Pedro he should throw him to the ground.

19 seamus   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:43 am

[0] alex, you nailed it. I was also torn between loving and hating the guy. He was just so damn dominant.

20 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 12:07 pm

Like to see him try it again and have the Yanks wipe that smirk off his grill.

21 Joel   ~  Oct 29, 2009 12:15 pm

There is an awful lot of calmness out there given that the whole freakin season comes down to tonight.

Marte is now the only reliable bridge to Mo--go figure.

22 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 1:03 pm

Last night's game felt like it lasted two years. That first half inning? That felt like three months. The bottom of the inning only felt like fifteen minutes. The second inning felt like a month, but only February, so it felt like a short month...

My prediction for tonight: AJ knows the difference between $#!+ and Shinola.

It's on, people. This team will not go down without a fight.

23 joejoejoe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 1:52 pm

I hope AJ finds his special purpose on the mound.

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