"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

The Return of El Diablo, le Petit Prince Magnifique!*

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This is one of those fun games where all the analysis goes out the window because you can basically see any number of things happen. Pedro could get bombed, AJ could get bombed. Burnett could throw a gem. Pedro could be decent. He could maybe plunk somebody, just cause, you know? Homers and errors and relief pitchers and it’s past midnight and they are still playing. Or a pitcher’s duel. How about a so-so game, where they both allowe 3 or 5 runs in 5 or 6 innings. I can’t call it. And that’s the beauty part, right?

It’s one of those games that could be pedestrian but feels like it’s going to be surreal and nuts like so:

For pure theater, it should be good. Pedro Martinez has been a great bad guy in the Bronx and never fails to angry up the blood.

gargamel

Pedro is one of the few players that draws upon the hatred of a crowd instead of needing to respond off the enthusiasm of a home crowd (and that’s the difference between Pedro and Cole Hamels according to the men that make the moves for the Phillies). Course I’d love nothing more than to see him get served, but with Pedro, you never know. Who’ll be shocked if he pitches a gem? He’s a great artist and you never know with those guys if they’ve got one last great flourish in them.

He’s never pitched in the new Yankee Stadium, that’s one thing. I’m sure the Yankee hitters will be happy to face him compared with Cliff Lee.  Yeah, the offense should be fine tonight. Yes, Joe Girardi is already working hard starting Jerry Hairston over Eric Hinske or Brett Gardner. But the mashers are supposed to mash here, so, c’mon: mash dummies.

The $99,000 question is what it has been all season: Burnett.

We’ve said all year long around here, the Yanks win the World Serious if they’ve got Burnett pitching well.

Nu? So, C’mon Meat. You kin do it. We’ll be dying right with ya.

Bombs Away, Fellas.

ironmad

Let’s Go Ya-Kees!

* That Little Motherfucker

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1 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:49 pm

Yo, that puppet of Gargamel is genius!

I join others on the record now: I don't like the Hairston move. No problem with Molina (He'll only get two ABs most likely.)

Mad rush to get up and out of here so can get to my desk at work for first pitch!

2 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:50 pm

[0] petey is not going to like this headline

so what's the strategy against him - be patient and make him throw strikes or be aggressive and jump on his "fastball"

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 6:56 pm

[1] Yes, it is genius. I almost called him Gilgamesh, btw.

4 jonnystrongleg   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:34 pm

[0] awesome iron man vs hulk pic alex. one of my all time favorite issues.

in that fight, iron man channels all power into that punch, ends up overloading and fusing every circuit and becomes trapped inside the armor w/ no air supply and means to escape. but it works - it stops the hulk's rampage. i refuse to draw any parallels to the game, but an unheralded reserve super-hero named scott ends up being the guy who saves the day...

5 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:35 pm

I never knew Joba was so hood

6 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:38 pm

4) Do you recall who the artist for that issue was? Who is that? Neil Adams? John Buscema?

7 jonnystrongleg   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:39 pm

[4] i mean "named ant-man" (scott lang being his secret identity)

um. onto baseball now i think.

8 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:42 pm

if you guys wanna talk Star Wars I can probably go strong for about 4 hours with it....please don't judge me.

9 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:43 pm

I'll be watching from my couch, but haven't been feeling all that well since this afternoon. Dunno if I'm getting a second round of whatever's been going around or not. Probably won't banter all that much, I do know that a Yankee win would go a long way to curing what ails me.

10 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:45 pm

If they don't win tonight, this aint coming back to New York.

11 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:53 pm

Nice head, Joe Buck.

12 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:54 pm

great now I'm not gonna be able to concentrate till I listen to some Oingo Boingo, thanks Fox

13 thelarmis   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:57 pm

i have to leave for my gig now. gonna miss all the action. please, oh please, let the Yankees win. just fucking...WIN !!!

LET'S GO YAN-KEES !! !!!

14 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:58 pm

Yeah, I don't know why he didn't start Hinske. My only guess is Swisher will be benched for half the game and might need Hinske's bat. But then he's blown his only backup infielder.

Meh, but why?

15 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:59 pm

I'll take a 10-9 win, I'll take a 1-0 win...I just want a win

16 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:59 pm

I'm sure I'm a party of one here, but I both like and respect Pedro... even when he was a Sox. I don't like that he hits people, but many great pitchers (especially in decades earlier) claimed the inside of the plate, and a few extra inches to boot.

17 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 7:59 pm

Really, Tim? Best curve in the game? Really? Really?

18 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:00 pm

Good start

19 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:00 pm

[16] I love Pedro, say what you will about him but baseball is much more fun when he's involved. He's a heel of Iron Shiek-like proportions

20 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:01 pm

[14] Possibly...but for whom would he need Hinske's bat? Not Molina, because Posada will PH for him.

21 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:01 pm

[15[ No... I don't want just a win... I want a slaughter. I want to send these red-capped jamokes back to Philly scared.

22 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:02 pm

Just arriving (kids) but damn, that fastball looks hot.

23 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:02 pm

[16] i like pedro too sans the headhunting

24 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:02 pm

[16] I neither like him nor dislike him...I definitely do not harbor a particular animus toward him. And in his day, he was good as the game has ever seen.

25 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:03 pm

Good AJ so far!

26 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

Does AJ's fastball usually move this much?

27 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

Good job, AJ.

28 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

that was a nice start aj

29 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

oh man, they should show him coming out to the mound

this is gonna be fuckin fun....

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

[26] I know, it's pretty sick looking. I think I've seen it do that before, but tonight it looks particularly sharp.

31 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:04 pm

Damon sure does look funny when he settles under a fly...sort of like a little leaguer zeroing in on the ball.

32 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:05 pm

[17] I missed it. Who has the best curve in the game?

33 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:05 pm

[30] When AJ can control his stuff, he's close to unhittable...

[24] Top 5 all-time?

34 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:06 pm

[28] Looked sharp, that's for sure. But he's had a couple of these, where he comes out like gangbusters and then burns out by the sixth inning. Actually, I would take that!

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:07 pm

I know there's nothing new I can say, but man, Hairston AND Molina?

36 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:07 pm

[24, 33] without looking up the numbers, Pedro '98-'01 has gotta be right there with Koufax '63-'66. Especially once you factor in the league, steroids, DH, all that fun stuff.

37 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:07 pm

Now that's an NL lineup. Ugh.

38 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:07 pm

here we go

39 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:08 pm

[35] I'm trying not to comment on it either..

40 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:08 pm

[33] Tp 5...I don't know. But damn, he led his league in ERA five out of seven years. There have been very few, if any, runs like that (Maddux comes to mind).

41 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:08 pm

Always loved the jeri curls.

42 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:09 pm

[35] I was in meetings all day. When did the news hit?

43 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Oh man, they're gonna give Pedro that for a strike (third pitch)?

44 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:09 pm

Make him work..make him work. Gotta get into the pen tonight.

45 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:10 pm

[36] Koufax was ridiculously good, but that was a pitchers era for sure. Pedro did that during the steroids years..insane!

Got to get that pitch count up high real fast guys..

46 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:10 pm

That looked disturbingly familiar.

47 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:10 pm

That was a meatball Jeter missed

48 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:11 pm

5 years ago did you ever think you'd be seeing this scenario right here?

49 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:11 pm

damn just foul

50 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:11 pm

Gameday showing a lot of movement on his pitches..

51 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:12 pm

[45]

Koufax, career: 131 ERA+
Martinez, career: 154 ERA+ (!!)

52 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:12 pm

holy jesus i will not be able to take a bunch of ks tonight

53 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:13 pm

Have I mentioned that I hate philadelpia AND Pedro martinez?

54 Eirias   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:14 pm

My day? Aced my Block 2 medical school exams (though I couldn't remember which derivatives of which brachial arches lead to the formation of the palate and how this is disturbed in cases of cleft palate).

Make my day even better, Yankees.

55 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:14 pm

Pedro looks pretty good.

56 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:14 pm

All-time career ERA+

1.Mariano Rivera 202
2. Pedro Martinez 154

57 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:14 pm

well that wasn't fun

58 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:15 pm

[51] Crazy..peak Pedro and RJ better than Koufax & Gibson.

well, 17 pitches at least..

59 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:15 pm

[54] nice - can you please pass on some competence to the bats?

60 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:15 pm

Well, that was particularly feeble.

61 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:16 pm

Looks like the offense is going to have to rely on Hairston and Molina, because the rest of the regulars have looked like shit so far this series.

62 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:17 pm

AJ v. Howard. Hoo boy.

63 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:18 pm

Of course the crowd is quiet. They're scared.

64 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:19 pm

Good AJ!

65 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:20 pm

wtf does beckett have to do with shit?

66 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:20 pm

[61] be a little nice to the cap

67 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:21 pm

I'm glad beckett has such good control tonigh.

Hey buck. Get your Fucking head in the Fucking game you example of nepotist incompetence!

68 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:22 pm

[66] Yeah, but how the FUCK did he swing through that cookie?

69 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:22 pm

[66] A little, but it's not like he killed the ball yesterday (nice double, though). But he has been the best of the bad lot, to be sure.

70 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:24 pm

[69] Wow, tough room - the guy has 3 hits against a guy having a lights-out brilliant night and you say "it's not like he killed the ball yesterday?" Ouch.

71 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:24 pm

Has there ever been a team that led the league in Runs that did NOT also lead the league in RBIs?

72 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Wooo! Smoke 'em inside, AJ

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Aggggh.

74 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:25 pm

ah horsehit bloopy double

75 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Fucking Ibanez

76 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:25 pm

Danger Will Robinson

77 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:25 pm

those guys knew what they were talking about

78 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:26 pm

breaking news alert all - only 7 guys play behind a pitcher and they can't be everywhere

79 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:26 pm

Has Matt Stairs always been this...round?

80 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:26 pm

[70] I love Jeter, and I'm usually his biggest defender here. My main point is that the bats have been absolutely feeble so far this WS...when the nearly the sum total of the offense is one player who hit a double and two flare/grounder singles, that does nothing to contradict what I've said.

81 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

Matt Stairs looks older than my father, who is 65..

82 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

Oh, mother of God.

83 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

Matt Stairs? Holy .194 Batman

84 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

matt stairs looks more hideous than usual

wtf was that alex?

85 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

Oh Christ.

86 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

fucking really???

87 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

Fucking A-Rod. Well, this is depressing already.

88 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

They gave him a hit?

89 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

[80] They were pretty feeble in the ACLS, too.

90 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:27 pm

Very disappointing ABs in the first inning, particularly Jeter completely missing a hitable fastball. Teixeira also has to snap out if it.

The last thing Arod needed was an error before his AB.

I’ve never seen a Yankee team look so overmatched and overwhelmed.

91 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:28 pm

Really a hit? I think that was an E on Arod.

92 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:28 pm

This is not helping me feel better. Though I do have to say that AJ is pitching well.

93 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:28 pm

Dammit! Are we going to get swept?

94 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:29 pm

Good.

Now LET'S FUCKING SCORE SOME RUNS!

95 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:29 pm

ok lets have our first positive inning since Sunday

96 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:29 pm

Well, AJ could have melted down after that, so at least it is a good sign he didn't...

97 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:29 pm

nice recovery aj - but how in the hell did arod miss that

98 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:29 pm

Nice Play Alex you dumb bastard.

99 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:30 pm

Isn't the scouting report for Stairs to never throw him a fast ball?

100 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:30 pm

[90] agreed but we've only had 10 at bats so far.

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101 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:31 pm

[98] Whoaa!!! Easy there. Arod needs about 10 more of those before he becomes a villain.

102 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:31 pm

[80] No argument about the feeble bats - just saying the guy who went 3-4 isn't the guy to pick on!

It would be much nicer if we could actually get a rally going! That I know we agree on!

103 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:31 pm

[92] AJ is pitching well...a flare for a double and an error, er, clutch base hit by Stairs. Yet once again the Yankees are behind.

[96] MOLINA!

104 NickL   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:32 pm

Matt Stairs is also a dead pull hitter, that was something of a fluke.....1-0 is OK, 2-0 and the pants pissing will begin, cause this lineup is not capable of a big inning.

105 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:32 pm

The Phillies look like the championship era Yankees, and the Yankees look like the teams they used to beat.

106 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:33 pm

How does Joe buck talk with pedro's balls in his mouth?

107 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:33 pm

That strike 2 swing by Arod is the official red alert for this series.

108 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:34 pm

its no out, no one on, we're down by 1 and down 1-0 in the series....why in the fuck should the crowd be "loud" right now??

109 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:34 pm

Why is Alex late on these?

110 randym77   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:35 pm

Sigh. Damon's rag arm didn't help. I think I'd send a Galapagos tortoise on his arm.

111 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:35 pm

good make his ass work alex

112 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:35 pm

[108] Because it's the, um, World Series, and it's only 1-0, and the team is only down 1 game to 0.

113 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:35 pm

The pessimism around here seems a little extreme for a team that is in the World Series for the first time in six seasons.

114 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:35 pm

Good eye, Alex.

115 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:36 pm

Oh, fucking fuck.

116 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:36 pm

[114] Good eye --> good bye.

117 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:36 pm

9 pitch AB, good job A-Rod

118 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:36 pm

[109] Same thought popped into my head. We really can't expect Arod to stay so hot for so long. Eventually, the other guys have to get going. Unfortunately, I have seen no signs that is forthcoming. If Arod isn't a monster, the Yankees will be lucky to win a game.

119 NickL   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:36 pm

107--the swing on the 0-1 pitch? yeah, I had the EXACT same thought....I'm gonna shut it down for a while on the "if you can't say anything nice..." principle.

Damn, that 2-2 pitch was a beauty.

We look so, so, so screwed.

120 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:36 pm

Hm. Anyone have anything to say about A Rod's at-bats?

121 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:37 pm

No hitter broken up!!!

122 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:37 pm

that curve is slow as hell

nice hit mats

123 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:38 pm

Yeah! There's the start of a rally!

124 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:38 pm

show Chili's home run!

125 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:38 pm

[120] See [119], [118], [109], etc.

126 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:38 pm

[120] My only thought is can Tex, Posada, Matsui, Cano, etc. pick up there share of the slack?

127 NickL   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:38 pm

Pedro montage--my heart races, my stomach churns!

128 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:38 pm

[113] we haven't had 2 runners on yet and I think people would like to see a lead. I'm totally freaked out. We're at home. If we go down 0-2 to this team we are in major trouble.

129 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:39 pm

Good job, Hideki.

[118] It sure would be nice if we got some help from the rest of the crew. Public Enemy Number One right now is Teix, though at least his glove is worth A LOT. Still, he needs to hit the baseball.

130 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:39 pm

[107] yeah he did it yesterday but I wanted to withold judgment till tonight. Ruh roh!

Also, that run scored on his error, to hell with the official scorer.

131 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:39 pm

[126] well not posada for at least awhile tonight

132 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:39 pm

[128] Wasn't there two on in the ninth last night?

133 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:40 pm

More bad swings from Robbie.

134 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:40 pm

Yanks are hittiing scared. Playing right into Pedro's hands.

135 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:40 pm

Fucking bullshit. LET'S GO.

136 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:40 pm

Come on, Robbie...no DP. We have to get Hairston up!

137 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:41 pm

see HOW does he miss that? HOW? Now, here comes the breaking ball...

138 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:41 pm

i know i am getting perturbed as i have lost any ability to tune these two fucking dipshits out

139 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:41 pm

That's an 87mph fastball on the corner and Cano doesn't come close. This team looks overmatched...more by the moment than by the pitchers.

140 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:41 pm

[134] Yo, Alex! We seem pretty gloomy here tonight. What's your outlook?

141 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:41 pm

[136] Your wacky Canadian-style humor is not translating... :)

142 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

of course...fucking of course

143 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

OH, fuck your mother, Ibanez. Fuck your mother.

144 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

Fuck.

145 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

Nice play. I didn't think that would carry that far.

146 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

DAMNIT

147 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

and fucking ibanez actually looks like a real of out there

148 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

[132] I don't think so.

149 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

Dagnabit! At least Matsui got back in time this time.

150 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

140) Outlook is good, but plenty pissed at the current reality.

151 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:42 pm

Well, Cano didn't strike out, or hit into a double play. So he's got that going for him, which is nice.

152 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:43 pm

[141] Must be because it's in metric.

153 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:43 pm

alright jh jr - time to shine man

154 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:43 pm

and now the three automatic outs are up..thanks Joe G!

155 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:43 pm

Time for Hairston to knock one out.

156 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:43 pm

So, Does Pedro go after Babe Hairston, or pitch around him and go after Molina?

157 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:43 pm

If Ibanez is going to make good defensive plays, then this series is over.

The bottom line is it looks like the Phillies are playing with complete confidence, and the Yankees look very tentative. After beating their nemesis in the ALCS, I don't understand why this team looks so tight.

158 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:43 pm

Shut UP, Buck!

159 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:44 pm

Hairston, Melky and Molina...yuck.

160 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:44 pm

Didn't know Hairston was from Des Moines.

161 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:44 pm

that was not a strike blue

162 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:45 pm

[160] Go Hawks.

163 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:45 pm

Yeah, making references of Hairston's numbers against 1999-2004 Pedro are as irrelevant as citing his numbers against any random pitcher instead.

164 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:45 pm

[159][156] Whoops, I forgot about Melky.

165 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:45 pm

and another big inning for the '99 Braves

166 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:46 pm

Horseshit. They are playing like a bunch of pussies.

167 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:46 pm

Another hittable pitch that a Yankee batter swings feebly at. This has the makings of just glad to be here series for the Yankees.

168 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:47 pm

Once again, the Yankees look like they are in a wait-'em-out game. If Molina really has the magic, he needs to do his thing to make sure AJ keeps it close. At least Pedro has thrown a few pitches, so maybe he's gone by the sixth.

169 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:47 pm

I didn't watch the series in 1976 but this must be what it felt like.

170 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:48 pm

[165] Great comparison. This Yankee team definitely looks like they are intimidated by the moment.

171 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:48 pm

Sitting Swisher is a fine idea but not on Molina night.

172 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:49 pm

Good start, AJ. Nice.

173 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:50 pm

[171] Swisher was so good on the road, that if you sit him, it might as well be a home game.

174 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:50 pm

That swing and miss by Rollins was better than 90% of the Yankees swings over the last 11 innings.

175 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:50 pm

[170] Also, I have to think having a manager as tight as Girardi is a real problem now that the Phillies have started strong. Torre had plenty of faults, but sometimes having the "Eh, we'll play better tomorrow guys" mood in the clubhouse is a real help to staying loose in a short series.

176 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:51 pm

I want AJ to hit utley in the ribs

177 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:51 pm

OH, FUCK YOU, blue!

178 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:51 pm

god damnit ump

179 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:51 pm

*Sigh*

180 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:52 pm

god damnit aj

181 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:52 pm

[175] If that was really an issue, they couldn't have won the ALCS (one reason I was so pessimistic). I don't think Girardi's tightness is an issue. Rather, I just think that most of these hitters have been overwhelmed.

182 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:52 pm

Once again we walk a man with a .296 on base percentage. Inexcusable.

183 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:52 pm

Damn it these Phillies look like the old Yankees.

184 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:53 pm

Forget about the gorram runner and pitch.

185 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:53 pm

[184] Agreed.

186 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:53 pm

[181] Yeah, but they never were behind in the ALCS. They always had a game to burn.

187 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:54 pm

Let's see if Molina can earn his pay and throw Rollins out.

188 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:54 pm

mc #1

189 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:54 pm

this is getting tough to sit through

190 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:55 pm

Bad aj just arrived.

191 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:55 pm

[186] That's true...but I think the idea of blowing a big lead can sometimes create more tension.

Also, let's not forget that CC, Andy and Arod really overshadowed a lot of poor performances in the this post season. Without them, this could have been another early exit.

192 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:56 pm

Again, Victorino is having the kind of AB the Yankees used to have.

193 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:56 pm

[191] Derek, too.

194 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:56 pm

C'mon, AJ big out here...

195 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:57 pm

[193] I kind of put Jeter aside because he feels like a constant (even though he doesn't always have good series). I also don't think the moment ever has an impact on him.

196 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:57 pm

That's six throws over to first base. And one pitch way off target because of a slide-step. AJ really needs to forget about baserunners.

197 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:57 pm

[191] Agreed - that rally in Game 5 was the only big inning I can think of.

198 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:58 pm

Jesus, keep your HEAD man.

199 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:58 pm

[195] Understood.

200 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:58 pm

And there's another pitch where AJ let the runner affect him, even though Rollins did the start-stop thing. Get out of your own head, man.

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201 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:58 pm

Okay, got to get Chase.

202 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:59 pm

Thank God. After all that, Jimmy's on 2B and there are two outs. Now, let's keep Utley in the yard.

203 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:59 pm

I feel like I'm gonna be better off just not turning the tv on Sunday

204 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:59 pm

[197] We don't even need big innings. A picket fence would suit me just fine.

205 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:59 pm

Even in something as subtle as having a man on 1B, the Phillies seem to be completely dictating the action in this World Series. This Yankee team has been so good, that when it struggles this way, I usually get very frustrated, but the more this series goes on, the more it looks like the Phillies may very well just be better, particularly in the moment.

206 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 8:59 pm

[197] Um, the Yankees won game 4 10-1...

207 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:00 pm

JOE BUCK SHUT THE FUCK UP ABOUT FOOTBALL

208 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:01 pm

i hope these pitches mean they are pitching around him

209 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:01 pm

(I'm a fucking basket case over here, btw. My right leg can't stop shaking.)

210 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:01 pm

We've all seen this kind of World Series before...but just not on this side.

211 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:02 pm

So, AJ is hurt, no? It looks like his hand is bothering him.
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Oh, I see, the IBB for Howard.

212 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:02 pm

Oh fuck

213 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:02 pm

tex has been walked to face alex timmy you fuctktard

214 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:02 pm

[206] Oh, I know, but if you recall, that was 2 runs here, 3 runs there - and hey, don't get me wrong, I'll take it! - but this is a team that could and should string together some "big innings" ala the 6 run 7th in game 5.

215 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:03 pm

[209] I have an odd calm, but that's not a good thing. I get more nervous as my expectations rise. Right now, the Yankees need to show me something to make me think they will make this a series. Right now, I have some very serious doubts.

216 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:03 pm

My heavens, we could be looking at Gaudin time.

217 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:03 pm

Fuck, he got away with one there.

Fuck.

218 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:03 pm

Does the 3 run homer come first or the wild pitch?

219 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:03 pm

nice pitch - get him here

220 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:04 pm

actually they showed up at 9:03pm et

221 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:04 pm

Have they called a check swing strike on the Phillies yet? (Yeah, I know, that was not a swing.)

222 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:05 pm

Whew.

223 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:05 pm

good work aj -

[221] no, only teams with a high payroll go around on a check swing

224 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:05 pm

Nice work AJ!!

Oh where, oh where did my Score Truck go?
Oh where, oh where can it be?

225 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:05 pm

Yankees cannot waste such a fine performance by AJ.

How many pitches is Pedro up to?

226 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:06 pm

Howard, good as he is, doesn't scare me nearly as much as Utley. Utley's their best player by far.

227 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:06 pm

Unfortunately, momentum is the next inning's scheduled batters.

228 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:06 pm

[223] Of course, because they are so selfish! You remember all the little stuff about the game that I forget!

229 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:06 pm

[225] 43 pitches. Which sounds like Score Truck time.

230 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:07 pm

That's it. This ends now. Cabrera and Molina start the rally.

Game Over Man. Game Over.

Let's Go Yankees!!!!!!

231 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:07 pm

[225] At least 35 or 40...he had 26 last inning.

232 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:07 pm

"OH, fuck your mother, Ibanez. Fuck your mother."
Wow.... I mean fucking a goat in the asshole is one thing but this....

233 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:07 pm

[226] Yeah, that ball he ripped foul just before the first homerun was uncanny. Right under the hands, fastball, and he somehow got to it. That was some prodigious ability.

234 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:07 pm

[215] You know, as much as we have differed in the last few days, I'm the same way. I think its that I refuse to invest my nerves if this isn't going to be a fight.

That said, I still think the Yankees will catch fire at some point. TONIGHT, PLEASE!

235 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:08 pm

Who's our Daddy?

236 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:08 pm

God I hate this

237 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:08 pm

5 pitch inning?

238 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:08 pm

[232] :)

What can I say. I was mad and I'm from Yonkers.

239 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:09 pm

PH for Molina now please

240 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:09 pm

FUCKING MOLINA. I'm so tired of seeing this black hole backup catcher in a POSTSEASON lineup.

241 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:09 pm

wow nice Charlie Kerfield reference

242 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:09 pm

People in Boston must be having a great time.

243 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:09 pm

What is Molina doing at the bat?

Why is he here?

244 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:10 pm

[237] I would give Molina the take sign for the entire AB, just to make Pedro throw at least three pitches.

245 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:10 pm

I feel something big happening on 3-1 here.

246 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:10 pm

[229] Thanks. C'mon, beat up Pedro.

247 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:10 pm

He's got the right idea. DON'T SWING.

248 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:10 pm

he's throwing nothing but changeups..

249 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:11 pm

[244] Classic!

250 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:11 pm

Wow! A walk!

251 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:11 pm

pinch run!

252 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:11 pm

Jose Molina: Yankee Hitting star

253 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:12 pm

And Molina says: "Fuck you, Monkeypants."

Monkeypants responds: "Pinch runner?"

254 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:12 pm

Pinch runner please!

255 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:12 pm

FUCK!!!!

256 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:12 pm

C'mon Derek how about a repeat of last night?

257 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:12 pm

[248] Well, that's what Gameday is calling it, but can Pedro actually throw any faster than 88?

258 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:12 pm

0-2.

259 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:13 pm

It feels like the score is 6-0 Phillies and the series is 3-0.

260 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:14 pm

I'm not saying it now but if this was the 5th in a 1-0 game and molina walked I would pinch run gritner.

261 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:14 pm

WORK THE COUNT BOYS !!!!!!

262 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:14 pm

[260] no one would argue with you

263 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

[260] And tonight, I would agree with you.

264 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

What the FUCK is your PROBLEM, Derek?????

265 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

Fuck!

266 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

this is a slow tortuous type of pain

267 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

Christ.... that looked like a meat ball

268 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

Captain, oh my captain! Not good.

269 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

WHAT was Derek looking at ther??

270 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:15 pm

I woke up this morning giving Cliff Lee more credit, but after watching these 3 innings, I am back to my original opinion. It's not good pitching, but really, really bad hitting.

271 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:16 pm

I hope the Yankees are embarrassed. Disgusting,

272 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:16 pm

This.

Is.

Mother.

Fucking.

Cock.

Sucking.

Goat-in-the-ass.

Fucking.

Horse.

SHIT>

273 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:16 pm

about as as basd as it could get so far.

274 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:16 pm

Yankee star of the game so far, Jose Molina.

275 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:16 pm

So, Pedro for 110 pitches...we have a shot in the 8th inning, provided the score remains close.

276 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:17 pm

These starters are not going to pitch deep into this game. Just keep us at 1-0, A.J.

277 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:17 pm

Pedro: 58-36
AJ::::: 61-36

278 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:17 pm

This is really a fucking shit show so far.

279 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:17 pm

[269] Sutcliffe claimed that Jeter was fooled because Pedro quick-pitched him. Whatever.

280 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:18 pm

[272] You forgot tits (and tits is such a nice word).

281 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:18 pm

[270] well i still think lee was great last night, but this is pretty pathetic. i don't know what jeter is doing taking a fastball down the middle like that with 2 strikes.

282 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:18 pm

[272] yep.

You even got the Horseshit vs Bullshit part right.

283 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:18 pm

It's annoying that there is no one to blame! The entire team is simply getting outclassed. It almost seems more worthwhile to root for some Phillies to screw up than Yankees to come through because it really seems like this Series is the Phillies to lose.

284 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:18 pm

[279] Timmy was saying the same thing.

285 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:19 pm

[279] McCarver said the same thing. It did look that way a little.

286 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:19 pm

[270] I hope the Yankees realize that if they lose this series, the whole season is going to be a colossal bust. I really don't want to hear about how much of an accomplishment it was to "just make it!" Twenty-ninth and final loser. Nothing more.

287 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:19 pm

[283] i blame you

288 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

Here it comes.....

289 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

Jesus fucking Christ...throw strikes.

290 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

[281] He has now struck out on 3 very hittable pitchers. Arod, as we know, has been bad. That is a recipe for a sweep.

291 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

[272] Don't hold back, tell us how you really feel.

292 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

[275] I'm sure Hughes and Bruney will get in the game, so probably not.

293 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:20 pm

[286] You would have said the same thing in 1976, I guess?

Some people aren't happy unless they're miserable...

294 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:21 pm

[279] McCarver said the same. Whatever.

Great, lead off single.

Lovely.

295 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:21 pm

[287] :O

296 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:21 pm

Wow Sutcliffe and O'Brien are talking about the best dancer in baseball (Rollins v. Howard). Is the Series this boring to them already?

297 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:21 pm

"Just out of the reach of Alex."--Girardi.

298 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:21 pm

[286] I disagree. Winning the ALCS took care of a lot of demons, and I always consider it an accomplishment to be playing on the last day of the season. I would prefer if the Yankees didn't just look happy to be here, but as a fan, I kind of am.

299 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:21 pm

this just isn't fun

300 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:21 pm

now girradi is saying the quick pitch too

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301 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:22 pm

[280] Teat-sucking horseshit.

302 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:22 pm

Forget the fucking runner and pay attention to the batter!!

303 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:22 pm

Only the other team can cut down on their swings.

304 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

OH, FUCK YOU, FUCKHEAD!

305 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

MOLINA!!

306 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

wow I didn't realize we were allowed to catch breaks

307 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

POSADA !!!!!!!!!!!

308 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

YEAH, BITCH!

309 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

i don't think the yanks are just happy to be here or as a tea are intimidated - they just basically aren't hitting and not pitching as well as the phillies to date

310 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

Can that fire them up? Pretty please.

311 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

And was that not a swing???!!!

312 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

You've just earned your keep, Molina.

All this and a walk, too.

313 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

[293] I'm happy when they win. When they lose, I'm not happy. Its pretty simple.

314 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:23 pm

but how was that not a swing?

315 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

That 0-2 was as much a swing as a swing can be.

316 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

Good deal, AJ.

Good deal.

317 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

[307] ; )

318 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

baserunning errors have been the yanks best friend

good work aj

319 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

Weeping... did you say you were Oriental?

320 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

OK, a long AB resulting in a BB and now knocking Werth off first. Molina's earned his playing time tonight. Him & AJ and. . . um,. . .er. . . ah. . . I'll get back to you.

321 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

[286] for what it's worth, i agree. and i think it's a good thing to have that attitude. we're the yankees; 2nd place means shit.

322 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:24 pm

Lets score some fucking runs.

323 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:25 pm

Let's Go now, LET'S FUCKING GO!!!!!!!

324 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:25 pm

[312] And since the offense is hopeless, he should be safely in the game for another three innings.

325 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:25 pm

momentum swing time

326 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:25 pm

great line from Joel Sherman on twitter:

@nyp_joelsherman This game has taken so long that Pedro just declared free agency in the dugout, no truth to rumor Mets offered 4-yr deal.

327 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:25 pm

The Yankees will score this inning.

328 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:25 pm

[309] Maybe I am reading too much into things (which wouldn't be the first time), but it's not just the end results. It's the way these ABs are completely breaking down. Everyone looks completely overmatched, and I can't just attribute that to Lee and Pedro.

329 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:25 pm

Get some goddamn runs and get Pedro outta there! LETS GO YANKEES!

330 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:26 pm

[321] also, the only thing worse than hearing that the yankees bought a world championship is hearing that they couldn't even win with their $200 million payroll.

331 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:26 pm

[319] Never said any such thing. I'm black as the ace of spades.

332 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:27 pm

well we compared the last series to the 2000 alcs vs seattle. i'm hoping that this one gets more like it (except that i don't want william to die between now and the 8th inning).

333 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

SCORE TRUCK!!!!

334 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

OH fuck yes, Teix!!!

THANK you!!!!!

335 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

THERE WE FUCKING GO!!!

336 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

Good start. Keep it going

337 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

hell ya mother fucking score truck time

338 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

That's a Tex-bomb!

339 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

HE'S CUT! THE RUSSIAN IS CUT!

340 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:28 pm

Yeah that was not a strike.

341 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:29 pm

Pedro looked pretty emotionless after that

342 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:29 pm

What is Alex looking at?

343 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:29 pm

[339] Nice.

344 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:29 pm

Hmm. Not a lot of excitement in the dugout. Jeter with a simple fist pump. Cano blows a bubble and stays seated.

345 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:30 pm

Damn, A-Rod's swing fooled me. I though he had that.

346 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:30 pm

Fun OldPoll:
Pujols will be 31 when he is a FA after 2011.
What will be the highest contract offer he gets?
6/$144m ???

347 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:30 pm

Wow, it looked like he killed that

348 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:30 pm

[345] I know, me too. Must have been off-speed.

349 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:30 pm

by the way, earlier in the game joe buck pointed out some old guys in the stands as if we should know who they were. anyone have any clue who they were? not that i care, it was just funny that my dad and i both looked at each other and said "who?"

350 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:30 pm

[341] jheri curls make you tranquilo

351 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:31 pm

No shit. I went to get my hat to change our luck, put it on and BAM! I promise to wear the rest of the series!

352 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:31 pm

Hideki, remember that double you hit that time?

You can hit this clown.

353 aroidneedsadose   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:31 pm

someone looks sleepy and tired

354 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:31 pm

[346] if the cards don't lock him up before that, they deserve to be contracted.

355 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:31 pm

nice ab matsui

356 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:32 pm

Come on Cano, nice AB now.

357 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:32 pm

Pedro is such an idiot. Gawsh!

358 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:32 pm

Pedro is especial.

359 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:32 pm

Oh, Frosty, come on!

360 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:32 pm

Matsui: our Professional Hitter (TM icon please, monkeypants!)

361 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm

[351] Or maybe you need to keep changing hats? ; )

362 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm

Love those big swings.

363 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm

[360] Professional Hitter™.

364 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm

Jerry who?

365 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:33 pm

whats Pedro's pitch count?

366 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:34 pm

OK, Babe...let's see some two-out magic.

367 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:34 pm

[360] no one says that about him though - that's not cool

368 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:34 pm

ok thanks Buck

369 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:34 pm

[365] 74

370 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:34 pm

[360] it's option-2 on a mac ™

371 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

jh jr is getting pretty frisky

372 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

looked like hairston got screwed on 2 pitches there

373 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

Pujols will get a contract (incl. bonuses & advertisement deals, Cards will make that happen) north of $200 mil.

[354] Yeah. Then taken out and shot.

374 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

Yankees swings looked more confident there. I credit Molina.

375 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

Oh, Lord.

Well, at least we plated a run.

376 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:35 pm

Yep, I see this Hairston strategy is really paying off.

377 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:36 pm

I guess Jerry doesn't like fastballs.

378 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:36 pm

[349] They were FOX executives.

379 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:36 pm

[370] Dammit, you gave away my secret!

380 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:37 pm

So it's now 6-3 Phillies.

381 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:37 pm

Hairston might have gotten screwed...funny how Fox is not really going to that graphic with the batter's box too much.

382 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:37 pm

[376] If I wanted to watch a guy take a called strike 3, well, c'mon, no one is better than Swisher for that!

383 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:37 pm

Teix really killed that rally.

384 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:37 pm

[382] exactly!

385 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:38 pm

pc:

burnett -73
pedro - 75

386 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:38 pm

[377] I think you gotta pinch hit form Jerry, Jr. He looks overmatched out there.

387 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:39 pm

hairston, please use 2 hands to catch the ball. you are not an outfielder.

388 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:39 pm

The homer did seem to take some of the deadness out of their eyes though. 75 pitches through 4 for Pedro.

389 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:40 pm

[382] gardner is great at that too - swisher likes his strikeouts swinging i think

390 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:40 pm

[389] Nah, Swisher takes so many close pitches, he watches a lot of called strike 3s to go with his nice walk total.

391 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:40 pm

davey lopes beard is weird - clyde frazier and keit need to save him

392 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:41 pm

Fuck.

393 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:41 pm

If Burnett could ever manage to avoid making so many mistakes with his fastball, he would be ridiculous.

394 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:41 pm

Monkey I will wear backwards now.

395 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:41 pm

These guys need Cashman to show up and light a fire under their ass

396 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm

[390] true - he is a k expert to go with his walks

how are these shitbirds getting hits?

397 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm

Seriously, how long does martinez stay in the game? His pitch counts in his starts during the regular season were all over the map:

99, 38, 90, 25, 87, 119 (!), 130 (!!), 56, 84

398 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm

[391] I can't believe how much Lopes aged..was Milwaukee that bad?

Joba Time??

399 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm

[391] I is over the I don't give a F*&% age.

400 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:42 pm

[395] or me and thelarmis.

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401 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:43 pm

[397] And he's thrown zero ground ball outs - that can't hold up forever in this park.

402 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:43 pm

[388] Yankees need to work Pedro in the fifth. 25 pitch inning. 100 and he's toast.

403 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:43 pm

[397] Weren't several of those real low ones due to weather?

404 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:43 pm

AJ could sure use a better umpire.

405 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:43 pm

[399] I is learnings to write. I meant to say Davey is over that age.

406 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:43 pm

oh aj you are so maddening

407 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:44 pm

Right, but Cano went yesterday.

Fuck the umps.

408 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:44 pm

[403] Don't know.

409 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:44 pm

YESS!!

410 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:45 pm

nice pitch - good for molina holding on to it too

411 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:45 pm

[397] leaving him in for 130 vs the Mets in September was insane

412 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:45 pm

please get fucking victorino out. and umpire, please use the same strike zone for both pitchers.

413 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:45 pm

[408] I'm almost positive that two or three of his starts had long rain delays

414 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:45 pm

The 0-2 pitch was a low strike. Why doesn't timmah question that?

415 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:45 pm

GOOD.

416 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:46 pm

Hah!

417 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:46 pm

I feel the breakthrough inning coming...

418 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:46 pm

good work aj

more runs - the score truck is fully fueled up

419 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:46 pm

[414] he said it dipped out of the zone, as fox showed it within their strike zone. not that i trust the up and down on that zone, but the 3rd strike to hairston was about 2 inches further down.

420 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:47 pm

[411] too bad he didn't require TJ

421 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:47 pm

AJ & CC..no complaints at all. Now, let's get this Score Truck Party started RIGHT!

422 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:47 pm

[412] yep the zone is inconsistent as hell

423 aroidneedsadose   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:47 pm

AROID LOOKED SHAKY ON THAT FLY BALL HE NEEDS A DOSE

424 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:48 pm

[417] Melky and Molina start the inning, so I'm not hopeful. And no, I'm not trying to beat a dead horse---AJ is dealing and I would not rock the boat with Molina yet. But that means he bats this inning.

425 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:48 pm

Okay Yankees, BUST THROUGH THE GODDAMN DOOR! Let's go - get something going and knock this arrogant so-and-so outta this game.

426 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:48 pm

Alex, I think you forgot to lock the back door

427 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:49 pm

Wow, thanks [423]. You registered to this site just for that. Enjoy your empty life.

428 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:49 pm

[426] yeah but it will hit his ass on the way out

429 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:49 pm

Nice ab, Melky.

430 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:49 pm

Hey Melky, Nice swings you fucking HACKER

431 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:49 pm

that was quite an AB

432 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm

The amount of ABs that have just been given away by the Yankees is very disturbing.

433 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm

Is it time to PH for Melky?

434 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm

Christ on a pogo stick.

435 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm

Sawx lurker alert!

436 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm

these are such bullshit at bats, man.

437 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:50 pm

Who gave Molina the swing sign?

438 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

I didn't say the breakthrough inning was coming THIS inning

439 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

don't let pedro's bullshit fool you here derek

440 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

Thanks, Cap.

Thank you.

441 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

Why do we have to hear this shit about cliff lee?

442 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

Nice!

443 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

Nice.

444 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

[433] With whom?

Oh I got it! Pinch hit Phil Hughes for Melky, and have Brett Gardner pitch the eighth!

445 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

thatta boy derek - now get him home jd

446 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:51 pm

ok, gotta fix the lineup so that our best hitter isn't hitting after shit

447 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:52 pm

[439] And so he did not.

448 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:52 pm

FUCKING REALLY?!!?!

449 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:52 pm

You're a fucking clown, Johnny.

Fuck you.

450 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:52 pm

what the fuck johnny?

451 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:52 pm

Dammit, Damon!

452 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:53 pm

Was that AB for real?

453 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:53 pm

Do I remember correctly, that Johnny has swung and made out on the first pitch the last two ABs.

454 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:53 pm

how much hate would these assholes have for pedro if he was pitching for the yanks?

455 Emma Span   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:53 pm

Serenity now! SERENITY NOOOOOOOOOW!

456 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:53 pm

Well that sucked. Thanks JD. Ugh.

457 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:54 pm

that was basically a swing that can only result in a pop up

458 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:54 pm

My f,u,c, and k bttons are being qite stbborn tonight. Hopelly they will be ba in bsiness later.
This is in ridilos. : (

459 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:54 pm

The good thing is they really worked the count and drove up Pedro's pitch total...

460 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:54 pm

I feel like they don't actually do that in Boston

461 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:54 pm

[453] Yes. I think. We need to wear down Pedro and Johnny looks like he's got a hot date and wants to get outta here ASAP

462 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:54 pm

[453] yep - last time he pooped up the 1st pitch to centerfiled

463 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:55 pm

[455] What are you, the fucking Buddha over here?

464 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:55 pm

At least I didn't come home to a big Phils lead. C'mon boys. BTW hey Banters.

465 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:55 pm

Damon is useless at this point. I wouldn't give him a minor league contract.

466 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:55 pm

[459] What's the difference though? With swings like these, they aren't going to hit anyone.

467 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:55 pm

[441] I didn't think it was a bad story.

468 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:55 pm

[458]

Nice.

+2

469 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:55 pm

[460] They do when Papelbum ensures a quick exit from the playoffs, so that it's the only sport left in town.

470 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:56 pm

it really sucks that the studio decided to give away the money shot of Paranormal Activity in the commercial

471 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:57 pm

On a serious note, AJ-Molina can pretty much finish the game now, provided AJ keeps his act together.

472 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:58 pm

Somebody at VISA should be fired. It's the freakin' WS and they put on a commercial "Go Football" "We only do this for Football". I'ma football fan but get a clue. What a bunch of dumbasses. They paid good money to alienate a unch of baseball fans.

473 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 9:59 pm

[464] evening

[467] for some reason i remember reading a rich lederer story about when he came to ys (i think last year) and he saw cliff lee on the train then too - so even with my intense hatred for timmy and buck i didn't think it was a bad story either

474 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:00 pm

That hook is philthy.

475 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:00 pm

beautiful pitch - howard has no clue with aj

476 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:01 pm

Well, it should make some folks feel better that somewhere, a Philies fan chat has a bunch of people cursing out their best hitter.

477 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:01 pm

[467] yeah it was a decent story, and as much as i hated him last night, there's something very likable about cliff lee

478 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:01 pm

great inning - have to give the maddening man credit - very, very good through 6

479 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:02 pm

Fire up the Score Truck and use the nitrous!

480 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:02 pm

guys please...I'm begging you here.

hey thats a pretty girl, I wonder if she dates one of the YANKEES??

481 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:02 pm

I hope Cliff Lee sprains his ankle.

482 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:02 pm

[472] FOX approves the commercials, and one of their biggest investments is football, so I am sure they love that commercial. It's really not a big deal. MLB is a much bigger thing for RSNs, so the networks (especially ESPN) are always going to over promote football.

483 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:03 pm

One more inning for AJ? Hopefully he's pitching with the lead.

484 Emma Span   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:03 pm
485 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:03 pm

We go ahead...NOW

486 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:03 pm

[481] That could help...for sure.

487 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:03 pm

Cliff is a likeable guy. I thought it was funny the way he one-handed the lazy popup. It wasn't arrogant, it was just silly

488 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:04 pm

I ditto that Alex!

489 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:04 pm

[483] It's tough...AJ always seems to pitch better without the lead. Also, the bullpen has been crap. Between the pen and the bats, this really isn't the Yankee team I know, so it is really hard to figure out strategy.

490 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:04 pm

Burnett at 97 pitches. One more inning I guess, especially if you want him to go on three days rest in game 5. Of course, if someone in the bullpen blows the game, there may not be a Game 5...

491 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:04 pm

I want runs

492 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:05 pm

Someone is going deep this inning. I call it.

493 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:05 pm

[487] Imagine if Cano caught a pop up like that? Oy! He'd be crucified.

494 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:06 pm

Another brutal AB by Tex...he is approaching Soriano like status with his inability to lay off pitches out of the zone.

495 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:07 pm

[494] Ouch!!

496 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:07 pm

The Yankees have missed so many pitches in this game.

497 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:07 pm

[493] not if he were pitching a shutout.

498 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:08 pm

No more dickin' around A Rod! Do something!

499 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:08 pm

[479] I haven't done that stuff in over 20 years.

Work the freaking count, guys.

500 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:08 pm

Rudy always seems to need cheering up

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501 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:08 pm

Damn...A-Rod just missed that.

502 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:08 pm

All this "whose your Daddy" stuff looks idiotic in a 1-1 game where Martinez looks so good...I wish they'd stop.

503 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:08 pm

A-Rod has looked really bad in these two games.

504 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm

Criminey sake. Freakin' A!

505 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm

8 strikeouts - fuck that bullshit

506 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm

[492] I might be wrong, again.

507 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm

he carried us for 2 rounds so I'll keep my mouth shut, but goddamn A-Rod...

508 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm

A-Rod basically got the team to the WS. Time for someone else to step up. Anyone.

509 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm

well that was a nice sequence but if it were last week that foul back would have been hit to the left field bleachers.

510 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:09 pm

[493]
See I imagine the opposite happening, because Cano plays everything so nonchalantly.

...Unless he dropped it

511 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

The Arod gravy train is over. The rest of the team can no longer just stand around and watch anymore.

Arod was huge in getting the Yankees here, but like in the past ALDS, it seems like when he fails, no one is willing or able to pick him up.

The irony is that everyone always thought Arod was the problem, but the reality is it has always been everyone else.

512 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

[505] yeah we're really his Daddy....good chant

513 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

OH MY GOD A LEAD!

514 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

MATSUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUI

515 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

[506] wimp!

516 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

[506] Ha-ha...I was right after all!

517 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

Sayonara!!!!!!!

518 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

best commercial

way to go matsui

way to go mp

519 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

Thank you Godzilla!!!

520 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

THANK YOU GODZILLA!

521 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

YES!!! FUCK AND YES.

522 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

I'll bet Pedro wants that back....he had Matsui dead on the outside corner.

523 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

Matsui-San!

524 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

[506] No sir. That's one for each of us.

525 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

MATTTTSSUIIIIIi

526 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:10 pm

Bout fucking time.

527 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:11 pm

[519] jINX!

528 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:11 pm

[518] fuck i didn't even spell beast right

529 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:11 pm

Matsui comes back, Damon goes somewhere else...

530 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:11 pm

[520] I owe you a beer!

531 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:11 pm

[511] He's 0-7...Do sample sizes mean nothing?

532 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:11 pm

松井!!!!!
愛してるGodzilla!!

533 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

More runs! Give us more runs!

(Hi everyone - sorry I'm late - had a birthday to celebrate. =)

534 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

Ok I have to say I hope Joe puts AJ on an exceedingly short leash.

535 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

Has Cano always laid off the first pitch and flied out this much?

536 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

[528] : ) That's ok, I totally forgot...

BEAST COMMERCIAL!!

537 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

I'm kinda remnded of this kids book, "Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad (first 2 games of the World Series) Day"

538 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

It's so weird how Cano takes strike one sometimes. It's as if the only way he knows how to take a pitch is to decide to do so before he steps in the box.

539 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:12 pm

pc:

pedro - 99
aj - 97

540 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:13 pm

Cano's AB are usually effortless, but in a good way. In this post season, however, they are suffering from a lack of effort. He is has become a hackmaster.

541 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:13 pm

that first pitch to cano wasn't close to a strike. pedro has gotten a pedro sized strike zone tonight.

542 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:13 pm

Make sure the Score Truck is all gassed up and ready for more. bury these fuckers.

543 aroidneedsadose   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:13 pm

AROID IS PISSED KATE LEFT HIS ROIDS IN CALIFORNIA

544 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:14 pm

[531] Right. 0-7 means the gravy train (i.e., a hit in every AB) is over. That's not a knock on Arod.

545 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:14 pm

[534] I would go to AJ for the 7th (short leash), with Mo in the wings for two innings if needed. And the black hole brigade at the bottom of the lineup simply has to be pulled: Swish back in RF, and PO bats for Molina.

If the game is close, you have to think about Gardner in CF, with Melky to LF.

546 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:14 pm

The Yankees desperately need to get this game to Mo.

547 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

Well I was right about game 1 being an L and I was right about Oedro not being the easy mark so many seemed to assume he'd be. I want this Yankees team to start proving me wrong ... In the right ways.

548 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

[540] Cano's always been prone to give away ABs at times. It's particularly frustrating because he's such a talented player.

549 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

[544] Ok I gotcha....I just don't want to read --- if we win 2-1 --- dammit our run differential is negative, how are we tied at 1?

550 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

We need three outs to Mo.

551 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

[533] Happy Boithday!

[543]馬鹿やろう!出って行け!

552 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

OK AJ, keep it up.

553 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

[530] I'll have a Virgil's root beer tomorrow night!

554 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

A Rod, please go take a dump or something and get out of this fucking slump.

555 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

WHAT THE FUCK IS UP WITH THIS UMP THAT IS TOTAL BULLSHIT

556 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

Hairston should be out of the game now.

557 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:15 pm

[543] is pissed left his brain at work.

558 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:16 pm

WOW that was some fucking cheeeeeeese by AJ........Day-yum!

559 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:16 pm

Unhittable.

560 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

[530] whatever you want!

561 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

I HATE Matt Stairs.

562 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

Yanks may be doomed by A Rod, this time because he was so great they have no idea what to do when he stinks. ( hint, Yankees: pick up the slack!)

563 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

I think Matt Stairs has gained weight since the beginning of the game.

564 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

cheeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeseeeeeeeeeeeee....more cheeeeeeeeeeeeessssee AJ!

565 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

sit your ass down matt stairs -

566 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

Pinch hit Gardner for Hairston, or wait to see if Hairston gets on base? I'd like to see Brett get some ABs...

And then PH Jorgie for Molina!

567 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

Wow. This is the best I've ever seen Burnett as a Yankee, and I know that goes without saying.

568 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

Ahh...but now the strike zone expands low, and I like it!

569 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

Suck on that Phils!!!

570 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:17 pm

Forgetaboutit.

571 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

[566] I would definitely think about PH Hinske for someone (Hairston presumably) if there is a RHP. Then make defensive changes.

572 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

WAKE UP MO!

573 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

i would seriously consider aj for the 8th now

574 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

Fuck yeah!

575 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

We got a good AJ tonite!

576 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

BIG GAME AJ. : D

577 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

great job aj - great job

and nice play jete

578 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

[573] me too

579 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

Ladies and gentlemen.... "Good AJ"

580 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

Wow, great stuff. Should they stick with AJ for at least the start of the 8th??

581 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

I am digging AJ right now.

582 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

Am I crazy or should they let Burnett start the eighth?

583 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:19 pm

[551] Thanks! I'm hoping to get an awesome gift. I gotta say, AJ has done his damnest to deliver it for me.

[567] "We are NOT going to lose this game" is what his pitching is screaming at me. I like it.

584 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:20 pm

GREAT INNING AJ!!!!

Now...RUUUUNNNNNSSSSSSS!!!! WE NEED RUNSSSSSS!!!

585 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:20 pm

I'm surprised it took this long for Morgan Freeman to play Nelson Mandela in a movie.

586 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:20 pm

Isn't Burnett gonna start on short rest? He's at 108 pitches.

587 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:20 pm

AJ thru 7: 108-68
Should he stay or should he go?

588 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:21 pm

I'm gonna hold off on my "should AJ start the 8th" decision until after this frame

589 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:21 pm

Wear them the fuck out. DOMINATE with prejudice...in the extreme.

590 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:21 pm

Just wait until this team starts hitting. Maybe Saturday when it's nice and warm and the sky has stopped falling.

591 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:22 pm

6 outs, folks...but did I mention that WE NEED RUNNNNNNNNNNNNSSSS?

592 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:22 pm

[585] :)

593 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:22 pm

[589] i'm glad you aren't intimidated anymore

594 Bobtaco   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:22 pm

[590] Or they get all the regular starters back in the lineup...

595 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:22 pm

Dear A. J. Burnett,

I take back every bad thing I've said about you. I apologize.

596 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:22 pm

[586] Only if we go with a 3 man rotation... otherwise Game #6 on regular rest.

597 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:23 pm

wow...just um...wow

598 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:23 pm

[593] Can't afford to anymore

599 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:23 pm

That was fucking stupid

600 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:23 pm

i think i deserve a little credit for aj tonight:

1228. ms october
October 28th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

[1219] oyf = oldyanksfan

i fell surprisingly confident in my boy aj and someone besides just derek will show up tomorrow

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601 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 pm

that may have been the stupidest thing fox has ever done. well, besides scooter.

602 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 pm

Christ. Put in Gardner!!!!!!!!!!

603 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 pm

Never mind. Go with Mo for 2

604 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 pm

If you told me this morning that Pedor would be into the 7th with only 2 runs allowed I would have had a bad day. Still time to knock him around boys. SWING THE GODDAMN BAD JERRY.

605 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 pm

[601] Oh God, Scooter! Hi kids!

606 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 pm

Truly, why is Hairston batting for himself here?

607 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:24 pm

[601] Yes. Scooter's number has been retired by all 30 teams.

608 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:25 pm

[600] Props. +1

609 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:25 pm

[606] why was he batting for himself all night?

610 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:25 pm

[606] Great question....first time I disagree with Girardi this series.

611 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:25 pm

Should they have Hairston playing RF in the late innings? It seems like a very bad idea.

612 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:25 pm

ok AJ for the 8th? Dare we dream?

613 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

[601] obviously i'm only talking about stupid things fox has done in its baseball broadcasts

614 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

If you pinch hit Hairston for Hinkse, shouldn't Hinske have just been playing in the first place?

615 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

This is perplexing...Posada and Hinkse and Swisher and even Gardner on the bench, and Hairston is batting because he had a few hits against Pedro in 2004?

616 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

Didn't you guys hear? Scooter got run over by DJ Hero.

617 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

[608] thanks - seeing that he usually drives me mad i feel a little good about that one

618 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

Does it factor in that Hairston's the emergency catcher and Molina probably leaves the game when Burnett does?

619 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

[612] I don't think so. Hand Mo the ball with the lead. If AJ had less than 100 pitches...

620 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:26 pm

[585] I can't imagine they even auditioned anyone else.

621 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

[611] well i believe he's only up now for his bat against pedro. if he's in the field next inning i'll be pissed.

622 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

RUN.

623 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

GIRARDI = GENIUS : )

624 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

well that was nice jh jr

625 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Girardi's a genius

626 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Jerry says "HAH!" to his critics....

Might I now suggest Gritner?

627 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Hairston says: "Fuck you, Monkeypants."

628 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

OK, pinch run gardner please

629 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Should I admit that I kinda liked Scooter (The Fox thingie, obviously the Yankee's Scooter is beloved).

630 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

[614] I can see being afraid of Hinske's defense with a right flyball pitcher on the mound and several lefty sluggers.

631 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

That worked out perfectly for Girardi...

632 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:27 pm

Gardner express...all aboard!!

633 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:28 pm

[614] Yes. I argued that earlier.

But if you believe that Hairston is a better defender, I can see starting him, but waiting to use Hinske late.

In any case, Hairston has to come out for defensive purposes.

634 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:28 pm

Dear JHJr,
The entire Banter apologizes.
Yours truly,
OldandStunned

635 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:28 pm

Wow I called my shot on Gritner! Woo hoo! Steal Gritner on the first damn pitch...Just go young man

636 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:28 pm

Why are we considering pinch hitting Posada for Melky... We have to PH for Molina

637 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:28 pm

So, Why PR for Hairston, who can run...unless you SEND GARDNER BEFORE THE BUNT.

638 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

Yes!

639 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

Can someone tell me what the Fox Scooter thing was?

640 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

nice swing melky -

641 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

Melky!

Hit-and-run!

Hairston!

Molina!!!

642 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

NOW send Posada to the plate!

643 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

Why the hell can't Swisher go into Right?

644 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

this kind of 7th inning from Pedro is making me all kinds of nostalgic

645 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

IN THE AIR, JORGE

646 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

Go Go Yankees Go!

WE NEED RUUUUUNNNNNSSS!!!!

647 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

Okay Po, Pomentum time!

648 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:29 pm

BURY THEM ... THOSE FUCKERS.

We finish them here and take game 3 and then we'll see where things stand.

649 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

[639] a talking baseball - i'll refrain from giving my opinion on it lest i hurt anyone's feeling yes you rbj :}

650 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

[639] Some kind of talking baseball that told kids what a curveball and stuff was. They gave him a terrible voice, and the first time he appeared they had a big technical glitch as well.

651 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

Here we go Score Truck, here we go!

652 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

[636] Hinske and Swish could have PH for Molina. It doesn't matter who PHs for whom, because the defense will still end up Gardner/Swisher for Hairston in RF and Posada for Molina at C.

653 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

Hoot! Hoot!

654 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

[639] A graphic of a baseball, who would tell you what each type of pitch was (fastball, curve, slider, etc.)

655 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

Did Manuel just get a phone call from Grady Little?

656 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:30 pm

How about a Melky steal here?

Ok NOW we can yell, "WHOSE YOUR DADDY" because we're ahead with 2 on and nobody out...see now it makes some sense.

657 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:31 pm

that was weird

658 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:31 pm

I really like Pedro because he seems to really love baseball.

659 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:31 pm

I have to say Pedro was impressive. And I only say it cause we have the lead.

660 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:31 pm

I love how they booed when he pointed to the sky. Awesome.

661 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:31 pm

The fans are on Pedro, but he pityched great.
Just not quite as good as AJ.

662 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:31 pm

[652] Good call.. I had defensive replacements worked out all wrong in my head

663 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:31 pm

Hey Jorgie, how about NOT hitting into a double play, okay?

664 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:32 pm

[650] Spongebob voiced him

665 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:32 pm

Later Pedro, thanks for playin'.

666 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:32 pm

I love how he smiled. Motherfucker til the end. He was fabulous tonight.

667 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:32 pm

True story...when Chad Bradford played for the Braves I went with his brother to the ATL to catch a game and we met up with him afterwards. I was standing in the tunnel and Pedro Martinez walked by. I didn't want his autograph or anything (I was just being friendly) and I said, "good pitching Mr. Martinez"...He hadn't pitched that well, but I was being sincere....

He sneered at me.

I kind of liked that reaction somehow.

668 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:32 pm

[663] Even that would work.

>|, on the other hand...

669 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:32 pm

I'm definitely with Mr. Belth on that!

670 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:32 pm

[663] From your keyboard to Posada's ears!

Hopefully Girardi will send Melky.

671 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:33 pm

[663] I am not sure you should be even having that suggestion.

672 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:33 pm

[667] not FOR the Braves -- Chad was playing FOR the Muts, they were playing against the Braves.

673 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:33 pm

Scooter (on Fox):

http://tinyurl.com/yk9wkg2

674 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:33 pm

Nothing Pedro can do will make me like him. Unless of course he took me out for steak like he mentioned the other day. That'd be cool. But other than that. Hit the showers old head.

675 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:33 pm

[666] The cat LOVES to play the villain. In a weird way, I love him. I mean, I love to hate him. I sure as hell know I will really miss him. He's a great character and part of baseball history.

676 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:33 pm

please light up chan ho park

677 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

Posada has GOT to get a deep fly ball here.

678 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

again, I really don't think I've ever seen a Korean gentleman pull off facial hair like that

679 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

i like pedro and always have. schilling, on the other hand, can suck a dick.

680 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

[667] Nice story, and he must have known he pitched poorly and didn't want to have smoke blown up his ass!

681 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

It would be nice to get 2 or 3 here, and allow Phil to pitch the 8th.

682 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

Jorgie..please juice one. Please!

683 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

[652] why waste Hinske or Swish? They're faster than Po, but that's kind of relative. Why not save them for extra innings should that happen?

684 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:34 pm

Send Melky? They won't throw through, would they?

685 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm

[675] Ditto. After we all tell our grandkids about watching Mo pitch, the next guy we'll tell them about is Pedro.

686 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm

[678] i've rarely seen any try

there is something compelling about pedro - and he really does know how to pitch

687 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm

[679] Schilling is Pedro with absolutely none of the wit or charisma

688 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm

Dear Jorge,
Please help provide a stress free 8th and 9th.
Thanks,
Me and the gang.

689 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm

Oh Christ. Here it comes

690 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:35 pm

Posada with another take on a pitch down the middle.

691 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

nice job po

692 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Jorge!

693 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

All right! Buck sounded crushed.

694 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

He was obviously setting that up...good job Jorge.

695 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Well, that was much better than what I was expecting.

696 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

WORD. Atta boy Jorge.

697 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

YEAH. The bats are finally doing something!

698 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Thanks for that Po!

699 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Score truck finally replaced the popped clutch.

700 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

[687] and half the pitching talent

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701 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

that scooter thing sounds awful...anyone remember when This Week in Baseball had a claymation Mel Allen. THAT was in horrible taste.

702 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

NO BUNT.

703 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

We're going bcak to Phily 1-1, I can feel it!

704 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

[683] To PH for whom? One of them would already be in for Hairston, who is the only player you're going to PH for.

Also, I would put Swish in the game anyway, because he's a better defender than Damon (Melky would go to LF and Gritner to CF).

705 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

WE NEED MORE RUUUUUUNNNNNNNSSSSS! Go Derek go!

706 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:36 pm

Need a little Captain in us now!

707 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

Swing Jetes!

708 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

Dude, it's Chan Ho. Don't give him an out.

709 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

Damon's just going to swing at the first pitch and pop up anyway.

710 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

c'mon cappy

711 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

Posada's going to get nailed at 2nd if Jeter bunts.

712 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

Why are you pulling back on that?!?!!

713 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

What is Jeter doing?

714 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:37 pm

what the fuck is he doing bunting????

715 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

What was that? Either bunt or don't...dont give awaya pitch.

716 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Normally I would not agree with the bunt, but in this case it's not a bad move (IMO).

717 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

No way I have Derek bunt here.

718 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Awful. Just awful.

719 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

what the fuck was that?

720 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Holy SHIT

721 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

that is quite possibly the worst postseason AB Jeter has ever had

722 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

[701] That was an abomination.

Um, Cap'n?

723 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

pukinginmouth boooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

724 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

WTF Jetes?

725 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Well, that was horrendous.

726 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

thats the stupidest thing i've ever seen jeter do

727 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

That is the all-time worst bunt-based decision in WS history. Fucking stupid.

728 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Why do you bunt with Damon coming up? And then bunt with 2 strikes? That was a HORRIBLE play by Jeter. I love the guy, but he had his head up his ass there.

729 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

What the fuck? You are Derek Fucking Jeter... You don't even need to bunt in the first place

730 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Stupid. I don't think I've ever said that about Jeets before.

731 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:38 pm

Well, that was sub-optimal.
.
.
.
Out of the box thinking...PH for Damon?

732 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:39 pm

Cripes, and now Park is coming out. That sucks, and here comes a lefty . . .

733 42yrOldRookie   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:39 pm

hopefully Jeter gets a public spanking on this bunting thing and that's the last we'll see of it

734 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

Don't stop the fucking train now! RUNNNNNSSS!

735 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

If the Yankees lose this game, Derek Jeter should be excoriated. Not because he failed to execute, but because he had one of the stupidest ABs of recent memory.

736 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

i would say that girardi should have told him to absolutely not bunt there, but i imagine jeter even surprised him on the 0-2

737 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

I've seen Jeter fail in a big spot, sure, but I've never seen a play as willfully stupid as that from him.

738 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

Robert Zemeckis needs to be put out of his misery.

739 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

[733] Amen.

740 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

i think scooter the baseball needs to talk to derek about that bullshit

741 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:40 pm

[731] Oooh, I like that. Send Swisher up, and then you could put Melky in LF, Gardner in CF, and Swisher in RF.

742 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:41 pm

It's not Girardi's fault, but after this, I hope he puts an end to the Jeter bunting on his own nonsense.

743 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:41 pm

I actually didn't realize what the count was until I heard McCarver scream in terror when he tried to bunt again

744 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:41 pm

Jeez and here comes Johnny to ruin our shot at a big inning.

745 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:41 pm

Wow, brutal, moronic play by Jeter. Just amazingly unwise.

746 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm

[741] I kinda like that. I really hate Damon's arm

747 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm

very large goat potential for the Capn if we lose this game..giving away a key out!

748 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm

That bunt make the Punto, Span, Abreu, Cano and Posada baserunning blunders look liek strokes of genius.

749 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm

[731] i just hope damon is the 3rd batter with a "fuck you monkeypants"

750 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm

[741] That was my thinking. But it sure does look like Girardi prefers Johnny to hit (he's been scuffing badly, and he's facing a lefty) AND to play defense, over Swish.

751 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm

Fright Night Eve. Worst Prank Ever. Geez, Jeter.

752 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:42 pm

shit i thought derek pulled back the bunt on the 2nd pitch because he didn't really want ot bunt then - who the hell knew he was waiting for 2 strikes

753 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

[749] So do I, brother.

But no.

754 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

How man caught DP's are they going to get?

755 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

you have got to be fucking kidding me

756 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

what the fuck!?

757 The Hawk   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

AGAIN!!!

758 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

Fucking umps!

759 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

The umps better gather on this one.

760 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

BULLSHIT _ BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

761 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

[742] How many times did we hope Torre would d

WTF?!?!

It hit the ground!!!!!! Damn these low caught balls!

762 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

!@#$!@#$#@$^$^#%T$&^&*^&)_%^&%^*!!!

763 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:43 pm

Bizarre

764 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

Fucking bullshit from the umps ..yet again.

765 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

LIke sand through the hour glass...........$#$###%%%#%#%@%$%@%@%@%$

766 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

Well, that was a debacle.

767 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

Bad call. Fuckitty Fuck Fuck!!!!!

768 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

You have got to be kidding me.

OK, I'm on board for replay. I have fought with you guys for years over this, but I give in.

769 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

If I can see it on first blink that it hit the ground, why can't the umps?

770 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

You make your own luck...stupid decisions by Jeter create bad breaks like that.

771 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

I don't think it hit the ground

772 felix holt   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

I HOPE THESE UMPIRES GET FUCKED IN THE ASS BY A GIANT GOAT WITH A THORNED COCK. Fuck! What the fuck is wrong with these idiots?!

773 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:44 pm

Not to mention Howard knew it was bounced, which is why he threw to second.

774 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

[773] Now I am starting to wonder

775 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

Girardi, go view the replay and then don't leave until they carry you out.

776 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

that turned into a clusterfuck mighty quickly

777 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

[770] I'd say "highlight" instead of "create" but yes - it just reenforces that Jeter should not have bunted!

[768] Welcome aboard the bandwagon.

778 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

[768] How do you review that though? The ump called a catch. Had he called no catch, maybe Howard takes an out at the bag. There is no way to rectify that mistake.

779 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

how can they fucking get together for the phillies yesterday but not now? it's the same fucking play!

780 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

[772] I agree.

781 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:45 pm

I hope when the commercial's over they have it figured out correctly.

782 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:46 pm

what the fucking hell are these guys smoking?

783 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:46 pm

[779] That's the crime here...there should have been a huddle.

784 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:46 pm

At least if the Yankees lose we'll see a true instant replay next year.

785 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:46 pm

[775] I didn't think the replay was that conclusive. I'm watching in standard depth, though.

786 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:46 pm

[778] what the fuck are you talking about? if howard had caught it, he would have gone to the base. he was trying to turn a double play because he knew he hadn't caught it.

787 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:47 pm

Howard knew it hit the ground that's why he was running towards first to tag the base.

788 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:47 pm

[781] Stop sniffing Jorge's white out.

789 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:47 pm

[778] Ask the homeplate ump. He was the one in position to see the ball.

All praise be to Mo. Serenity now.

790 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:47 pm

[680] I think you're right. It was fun to be sneered at. Actually my favorite moment that night is a tie: (1) walking with Chad & his brother to his brother's car and no one recognized him; and (2) seeing William Rhoden walk into the Mets clubhouse and before he did telling him "Mr. Rhoden I love your writing in the Times" (and I really do) and he was genuinely appreciative of the comment.

791 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:47 pm

even fox is blowing up the damn thing it was so blatant - asshole ump

792 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:47 pm

This is the fucking Zapruder Film.

793 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:47 pm

these umps...oy vey.

well at least I tried on my halloween costume and it fits (hint: paranormal investigations and eliminations)...so there's that

794 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:48 pm

I have a very bad feeling about this game because of that call.

795 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:48 pm

Given that its Carlos Ruiz up, I think I would have let AJ stay in.

That was a horrible, horrible, horrible call.

796 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:48 pm

Fuck, that was huge. I bet the ball is covered in dirt.

797 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:48 pm

The first base ump is behind Howard. No way he can see that short hop. It's takes video to get it right.

798 yankintexas   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:48 pm

It amazes me that an ump can make a call when he couldn't possibly see the play. Do they just make up shit as they go?

799 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:48 pm

[794] stop that now!

800 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:49 pm

I'm still against replay....My solution is to let me and Bald Vinny have the right to punch any ump who blows a call against our team.

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801 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:49 pm

Ok Mo. Do your thing.

802 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:49 pm

[794] STOP...In Mo we Trust.

803 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:50 pm

[778] THAT play actually was rectifiable, because everyone but the ump played it as if the ball bounded. Howard threw wide to 2B, and all the runners treated it as a one-hopper. And no one wondered off base during the course of the play.

804 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:50 pm

Mo, shut them up and shut them the fuck down!

805 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:51 pm

yes that is so amazing timmy

806 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:51 pm

Please do NOT walk Jimmy ".296" Rollins.

807 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:51 pm

OK Bad call. Tough call. Shit Happens.

Mo save us.

808 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:52 pm

Let's GO MO! 5 outs!

809 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:52 pm

bury him mo

810 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:52 pm

[806] If he does, he's just setting up the double play! ;) He won't.

811 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:52 pm

[804] Hey WC

812 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:53 pm

Too many pitches

813 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:53 pm

[810] . . .

814 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:53 pm

No good.

815 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:53 pm

I can't watch...........

816 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:53 pm

[811] Yep?

817 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:53 pm

Ignore the runner..just get the hitters.

818 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:53 pm

Not a supporter of this move. Too late now. C'mon MO!!!!

819 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

11 pitch AB. Why didn't Rollins do this during the regular season?

820 Yankster   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

[807] no. bad call. I quit. It's not even sporting. it's a fix.

821 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

WC -- maybe we can hear McCarver say tonight, "It's amazing how the Yankees have tied the series....did you know that since 2004 winning teams are 22-2 against losers in the series but the Yanks already have 1/2 the wins of the losing teams of all 6 previous series" [or some such drivel] and then he'll add "Ahhhhmazing!"

822 yankintexas   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

I know it's Mo and all but AJ was pitching lights out. I guess Joe doesn't have the confidence in him like Manuel had with Lee.

823 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

Really bad

824 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

[800] I like the idea that one guy watches the TV feed in an umpire booth. Mkae him part of the action like the chair ump in tennis. Balls and strikes are called by a plate ump. The umps at each base make the calls for ease of communication but are backed up by the chair ump. Hell, get him a lazy boy and a flat panel!

825 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

Dammit!

826 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

fuuuuck

827 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

holy fuck

828 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:54 pm

I hate these announcers more than Sean Salisbury hates Deadspin

829 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

[813] So much for my prognosticating. Dammit.

Bear down, Mo!

830 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

Holy shit.

831 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

These Phillies are the Yankees. In one inning, the Yankees bunt with two strikes...in another, the Phillies rally against a great pitcher.

832 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

What is McCarver talking about?

833 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

No reason to worry.

834 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

Crap!

835 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

Sutcliffe: "All because of the battle by Rollins..."

No, all because the Yankees got buttfucked in the bottom of the 7th, which pushed Mo in for a two inning save with only a 2 run lead.

836 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:55 pm

Come on Mariano! You can get outta this!

837 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:56 pm

where the fuck was teixeira on that? did he trip?

838 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:56 pm

[806] .296 OBP on the season and he's walked three damn times already? How is he not walking more in the regular season? I suppose he changes his approach. If he had this approach all the time he'd be a great player.

839 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:56 pm

[820] Dude you sound like the Angel's fans on Halos Heaven.

840 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:56 pm

Lucky call on that outside strike

841 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:56 pm

[821] True dat. And to think I liked them. Pfft.

842 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:56 pm

Who's the Phillie with the bad Fu Man Chu?

843 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:57 pm

nice pitch - get him now

844 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:57 pm

Idle thought as we await Mo shutting down the Phillies:
I'm sure Selig is happy the Dodgers are out, given the McCourts' divorce saga.

845 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:57 pm

Oh, the tension...

846 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:58 pm

[845] i can't take it..

847 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:58 pm

Is Mo at 50 pitches yet? This is excruciating.

848 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:58 pm

Shit. C'mon Mo!

849 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:58 pm

what the fuck is he throwing there? a fucking sinker???

850 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

c'mon mo -

851 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

I can't watch

852 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

bangs head against wall

853 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

YES!

854 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

THERE YA GO!!!

855 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

HELL YEAH! Great Pitch Mo!

856 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

holy fucking shit that was scary as hell

857 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

YES!

858 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

And THAT IS HOW WE DO THAT!

859 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

fuck yes that is what we needed thatnk god

860 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

Great play by Cano.

861 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

FUCK YEAH!!!!!

862 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

Thank. You. God.

Sweet Jesus, Phew.

863 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

FUCK YES

864 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

Fucking huge...big mistale by Manuel.

865 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

Hey monkeypants - what did I tell ya! [810] Double play!

866 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 10:59 pm

Mo be Praised. One more inning MO, please.

867 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

cry me a fucking river Joe and Tim

868 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

Make-up call at 1B? I couldn't see if he was actually out.

869 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

wow jeter turned that beautifully despite being taken the fuck out

870 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

[865] You're the man, man!

871 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

Ok my volume is officially off...Time for John and Suzyn....

872 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

That little bitch didn't even touch the base on the slide into Jeter. He was three fucking feet away!

873 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

that was way too god damn stressful - please mo follow that up with one of your easy 9th innings

874 yankintexas   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:00 pm

It looked close but probably should be a DP anyway given how the runner at second went so far out to take Jeter out.

875 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

Did McCarver actually make a good point?

876 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

[868] He was out on the replay, it was close though.

877 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

[868] definitely out. we are still owed a huge call.

878 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

Mariano Rivera..greatest of all time!!

879 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

That'll do Mo. That'll do. Go keep that gift warm until the 9th. Better yet. How bout the O break out the whoop ass and score 10 gd runs so that anyone else can pitch. arghghghghgghgh

880 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

Have I mentioned that WE NEED RUUUUUUUUNS!?

881 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

The Yanks add a couple of tack on runs here, I'm predicting. Then Mo finishes it and there is a day of rest.

Lesson over.

882 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

I get fucking ulcers from this shit. Please put them away boys! Bury their fucking asses.

883 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

[873] Well Mo is death to lefties, and to righties, so I imagine it'll go quickly.

884 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:01 pm

[872] I saw that too! At least they got the DP.

885 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:02 pm

[786] You don’t know what Howard would have done. That’s a guessing game. Once the umpire rules it a catch, it does influence his actions. You can’t simply change the call and then try to recreate what might have happened. Howard very well could have decided to take the easy out.

886 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:02 pm

[879] The sad thing is Mo would probably still pitch up 10 just to get the save.

887 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:02 pm

so...do y'all think cano touched second or was it the neighborhood play..

BTW, Suzyn says Utley was safe.

888 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:02 pm

I thought Utley was safe when it happened.

889 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

now fox wants to focus on a blown call - fuck the fuck off assholes

890 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

[882] We got 'em WC...In Mo we trust.

891 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

So let's see...the bad call against the Yankees wasn't obvious, but the Utley DP was?

892 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

fox just manufactured a new replay that looks safe. but you can't really see from that angle where his foot was.

893 Paul   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

Wow. There will be instant replay in one year. Bank on it. Problem is, it will suck for a while.

894 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

Ow

895 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

Madson is a fucking pussy. I hope that really lights a fire for game 3.

896 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

I'm gonna go out on a limb and say that was unintentional

897 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

[887] FWIW, the replay on FOX showed the same.

Of course, Posada was safe at 2nd too - so I guess it evens out.

WTF Madson? You want to get torched by A-Rod? I guess so.

898 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

Dear Tex & A-Rod,

Please find your chakras now and be the ball. BE THE BALL!

Love,

Ty Webb

899 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

Ouch. Now A-Rod makes them pay, because he is strong like bull.

900 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:03 pm

Thanks for hitting Tex...asshole!

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901 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:04 pm

[885] He made a snap throw, I don't think he heard a call even made. besides, it would've been easier to just run back to first if he made thew catch, Posada was almost to second and it was a force out at first if it's a catch.

902 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:04 pm

hit it out alex

903 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:04 pm

How bout Barbarino being called out for interference? We'll take it, Teix. TIme for your first tack on World Series hr Alex. : )

904 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:04 pm

breakout time Al

905 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:04 pm

A Rod..deploy the A Bomb...please!

906 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:04 pm

Ok Alex....pick him up.....get that series hit.

907 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:05 pm

aceves?

908 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:05 pm

Leadoff man on - go get me a run or two, Yankees!

909 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:05 pm

[885] that doesn't make sense william. if howard knew the ball was called an out on the fly, then why the fuck would he go to 2nd? the only reason he would go to 2nd is if he thought (knew) he hadn't caught it. the only reason to go to 2nd is to get a double play on a ball that hit the ground.

910 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:05 pm

A-Rod had one swing and miss in the ALCS. One.

911 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:06 pm

[901] All possible, but maybe he was throwing to 2B to double off Melky? In other words, you don't know, and I don't think it makes sense to start guessing.

912 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

horseshit call

913 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

Ooh, not crazy about that call, can we please see it again, FOX? No? Okay.

914 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

Oh no...Arod has definitely cooled off now.

915 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

Yeah, A-Rod isn't the only guy who didn't like the call. Outside, ump.

These umps are not distinguishing themselves.

916 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

Fuck.

917 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

On the black, a little high (usually), but a heckuva pitch.

918 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

[912] But exactly the pitch he drives out the other way.

919 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

Alright Kate. What the fuck did you do the poor guy? 0-8. 6 k's. Brutal.

920 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

That's a strike?

921 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:07 pm

I want to see where that pitch was located on the A-Rod K

922 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:08 pm

Good thing they brought the best umps to the Series, as publicized.

923 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:08 pm

[910] I think he's only had one so far in the series too. He keeps going down looking.

924 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:08 pm

[915] Overhead view on ESPN feed showed that it caught black...or at least that's what it looked like to me.

925 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:08 pm

[921] Gameday has it on the corner, nevermind

926 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:08 pm

Alex is gonna get it going in Philly, just you wait 'enry 'iggins

927 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:08 pm

ok Alex does look crossed up...I hope film and a day off can cure that.

928 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:09 pm

Apparently, the scouting report on the Yankees is throw mid-80s pitches down the middle.

929 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

there you go robbie

930 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

Going back to The Jerk thread. All I need is Yes, and David Cone, and Kenny Singleton. And that's all I need. And not having 10+ k's for another night. Holy shit.

931 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

[923] I don't mean one swinging strikeout- he only missed one pitch, period, that he swung at during the entire ALCS.

932 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

I'd love to PH Swisher here, but I've just lost so much confidence in him.

933 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

C'mon Gardy..break this shit open!

934 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

Oooh, the Yankees tease me. Show me, Gritner!

935 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:10 pm

[911] william, your argument only makes sense for the call yesterday, even though i think you argued against it. howard acted as if the ball had short hopped him. he started towards 1st but then thought better of it, trying to get the double play. it makes absolutely no sense that he'd go to 2nd to double off melky when he was well on his way to doubling off posada. he made that throw to get posada on a force because he knows his arm isn't good enough to get him on the tag for the 2nd out.

936 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:11 pm

[930] you know i'll second that :}

way too damn many k's

937 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:11 pm

Is Kurt Russell available to hit?

938 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:11 pm

when's the last time Eastwood made a movie that wasn't blatant Oscar bait?

939 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:11 pm

[932] PH Hinkske and put Swish in on defense?

940 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:11 pm

Why is Garner batting????

941 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:12 pm

[931] It was a bad joke on my part.

942 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:12 pm

IS it on the corner. REALLY? Oh, Brett. At least go down swinging. sigh

943 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:12 pm

[940] Because Girardi has banished Swisher and conceded offense for defense...except that he has kept rubber arm Johnny in LF.

944 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm

Damn country joe west is a fat slob.

945 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm

[935] First off, you are talking about what Howard did in this play. If there is replay, it would apply to every such play. So, even if you could confidently guess what Howard would have done, there is no guarantee that would be the case in other situations.

Furthermore, even in this play, while it may look like Howard thought it was a short hop, you don't know. The umpire called out, so it is reasonable to think Howard acted accordingly. I'd rather live with blown calls, then having another umpire try to recontruct the inning.

946 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm

Tough night for Alex.

947 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm

[938] Dude, don't talk about Clint!

[941] Got ya :)

948 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm

Gardner is really a bad hitter.

949 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm

what a surprise - just drag bunt next time

950 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:13 pm

Okay. Come on Mo

951 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:14 pm

Everyone light a candle for Mo....let's end it here and head down to Shitholeylvania (c)

952 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:14 pm

So, having Hinske on the roster for the WS is just like not having him on the roster for ALCS.

953 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:14 pm

[93] Forgot about Hinske. That would have worked out too.

954 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:14 pm

Well shit. Alright Mo, do your thing and let's finish it.

955 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:14 pm

Okay, three HUGE outs, here Mo. One at a time. Strike at a time.

956 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

I think I need some whiskey for the 9th.

957 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

[951] Definitely agree on that!

958 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

[938] Dirty Harry probably, but Clint's earned his dalliances.

959 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

[952] if he is not the 2nd pinch hitter in philly - i will throw girardi's binder at him

960 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

[953] It's easy to forget about him. In fact, the manager seems to have.

961 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

2 runs is too safe. Reverse Jinx says Howard crushes one out to lead off the 9th.

962 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:15 pm

[945] on plays when that actually would make sense (like yesterday when matsui was caught off 1st base possibly because the 2b umpire had already incorrectly called him out at 2nd), i'd totally agree with you. but here howard acted exactly as if the ball had been short hopped. you aren't making any sense. there's no way howard goes to 2nd with his shitty arm if he thinks he caught the ball. he was trying to get a double play because he knew he hadn't caught it.

963 williamnyy23   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:16 pm

[962] I think I am making a lot of sense. I am sorry you don't agree, but I don't think you have to.

964 BuckFoston   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:17 pm

[951] That's on the west coast right?

RBJ if you're here can we get a Mo blessing?

965 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:17 pm

Let's go Mo! 3 outs! You can get this one.

966 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:17 pm

3 outs from a tied series..I have faith in Mo!

967 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:18 pm

How the hell did that ball go over the dugout?

968 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:18 pm

Ooh

969 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:18 pm

[963] you aren't making sense because you keep saying that we don't know what howard would have done if he thought he hadn't made the catch. but we do know! because he did it! there's no other reason to have done what he did!

970 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:18 pm

Siddown beegboy!

971 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:18 pm

sit your fat ass down howard

972 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:19 pm

WHOOOOO-HOOOOOOOOOOO. Umps sucking for us is GOOD. : )
Fox loves pointing out bad calls for the Phils. Amazing.

973 joe   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:19 pm

Howard beat the censors on that one

974 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:19 pm

we'll take it.

975 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:19 pm

and fuck off timmy and buck with parsing that pitch but none to the yanks

976 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

No different than the pitch called a strike on A-Rod, so he's consistently bad at least.

977 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

Believe in the power of MO!

978 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

[972] to be fair, they did make a pretty big deal out of the short hop to howard. i haven't seen them highlight any of the questionable balls and strike calls that went against us though.

979 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

[963] All replay systems run the same risk: in most cases we don't *know* what the players would have done if a play was called Y instead of X. In baseball, except for HRs and ground rule doubles, it is likely that players will stop running when a mistaken call is made, or fielders throw to a different base, etc.

That is no reason NOT to employ replay to try to at least partially rectify a play. At the very least, such a play could be ruled a "do over." It's not perfect, but it's a start.

No replay system will be perfect, but that does not justify making perfect the enemy of improvement.

980 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

Once pitchers are batting I think that Mr. Hinske will get some ABs

981 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

okay. one more Mo

982 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

OK, there's two!

983 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

okay 1 more

984 mehmattski   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

So lazy.

985 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

smooth Robbie

986 wcyankee   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:20 pm

Nice grab Robbie!!

987 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:21 pm

Nicely done, Robby!

988 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:21 pm

[978] Yeah, I'm mostly annoyed about replays on balls/strikes. Yes has me spoiled. : )
1 MORE MO!!!

989 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:21 pm

Praise be to Mo!

Let's get down to Philly and kick their fucking asses....Spit on their cars too.

990 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

Oof...nice hit.

991 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

That's bad.

992 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

3- 29. FUCK YOU IBANEZ

993 51cq24   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

so much for keeping gardner's defense in!

994 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

[989] spoke too soon.....

995 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

[989] Shh.

996 RagingTartabull   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

oh no oh no oh no

997 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

Where the heck was Gardner playing? That looked like a pop/flair.

998 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

Stairs does not worry me.

999 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

[964] We are one out away from a Mo Blessing.

1000 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:22 pm

That was a scary pitch

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1001 Just Fair   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:23 pm

I tried to type I HATE MATT STAIRS but word press said it was a repeat. So I had to adjust.

1002 rbj   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:23 pm

One More Strike.

1003 matt b   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:23 pm

One out, Mo. Let's go!

1004 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:23 pm

Stairs really is an ugly fuck

1005 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:23 pm

Phillies have made Mo work for it.

1006 ms october   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:23 pm

[997] he was either in right center, totally fooled, or didn't really run hard after it

1007 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:23 pm

38 pitches. Significance?

1008 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:24 pm

FOR REAL THIS TIME:

**Praise be to Mo!

**Let’s get down to Philly and kick their fucking asses….Spit on their cars too.

1009 monkeypants   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:24 pm

Come on Mo, finish this game. YES!!!!!

1010 JeremyM   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:24 pm

Yes!!

1011 Mattpat11   ~  Oct 29, 2009 11:24 pm