"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Ladies and Gentlemen, Boys and Girls…Dyin’ Time’s Here

Not much else to say about this one except to say this is what it is all about.

pray

Game Six. In the Bronx. Andy Pettitte and the Bombers go for Championship number 27. The Phils looks to live another day and win back-to-back titles.

‘Nuff said.

Oh, except this:

Bring it all home Boys!

Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

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1 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 5:58 pm

I can really use a nice 7-0 Yankee lead in the third inning to calm me down until Mo locks the 10-3 win down in the ninth.

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2 The Hawk   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:18 pm

I think one way to get a lot of the tension out of the air is for everyone to make peace with the idea that Pedro is likely going to do a very good job. It's within the realm of possibility that he does a great job, more likely than Pettitte doing the same.

Barring some sort of injury or illness, Martinez will be effective. Accept that as a likelihood and the first 6 or so innings won't be as stressful. You may still stress at will about Pettitte's performance but I think it's a fairly safe bet it won't be as good as Pedro's. Now, you never know - there's some saying about baseball that eludes me at the moment - but if you look at the match-up and the circumstances, this game is liable to at least be frustrating for a good chunk.

Also, should the Phillies win, you'll need some of that stress mania for tomorrow, so ... conserve.

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:21 pm

Tick tock, tick tock, tick tock...

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:23 pm

[2] Well thanks, Hawk, that was helpful, if by "helpful" I mean "even more stress-inducing."

In with the good air, out with the bad air...

5 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:32 pm

[2] No no. Standard gamethread Banter includes expecting every hitter to hit seven home runs per at bat, or else they are terrible failures and are to blame for the loss as well as global warming and the federal deficit.

Although, they probably do animal charity work.

6 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:35 pm

[5] Almost correct. Posada is always to blame for any and all failures, even when he's not in the starting lineup. That's proper Banter protocol.

7 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:40 pm

[5] [6] Hold on, you both forgot, its Girardi's fault. And whoever doesn't retire every batter they face. And the hitters. And the fielders. And the baserunners.

And if its a baserunner's fault, its definitely Posada.

(Did I leave anything out?)

8 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:43 pm

"Though I think not
To think about it,
I do think about it
And shed tears
Thinking about it."
--Ryokan

LET's Go YAN-Kees!!

9 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 6:57 pm

[7] It's still a lot better than the days when everything was just blamed on A-Rod.

10 tocho   ~  Nov 4, 2009 7:00 pm

[9] are you kiddin', its all A-rod's fault.

but we have a new 3B now, his nickname is Big Al, and all he does is get huge clutch hits, play for the team, date a nice girl, shut up, and keep the line moving...

11 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 7:15 pm

Are we there yet?

12 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 7:17 pm

[11] Not far now..and if you kids don't pipe down I'll turn this car right around and drive home!

13 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 7:45 pm

But I'm borrred!

14 unmoderated   ~  Nov 4, 2009 7:57 pm

making lucky dinner, pesto pizza.

andy goes 6, 90 pitches, one earned.
the two phils, joba and mo clean it up.

we get to petey pedro early, 4 ER in 4 IP

lessgo YANKS

15 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:00 pm

[5] REALLY Dude.... do you have to exaggerate so?
Only ARod is responsible for those things.

16 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:04 pm

tonight's dinner: steak, potatoes, and a beer. no screwing around in this apartment.

17 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:06 pm

good news on my end too - the 2 ws games the yanks lost i missed the beginning - i'll be here tonight, right on time!!

18 The Hawk   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:25 pm

[14] Telltale sign you're off-base: "two phils". No way will we see Coke tonight, at least not before Marte.

19 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:28 pm

Mike at RAB has an interesting thought:
"If you need to think about something until game time, think about this: tonight might the last time we ever see Pedro Martinez or Andy Pettitte on the mound. Crazy, huh?"
-----------------------------------------
Pedro is good for another year but I'm not so sure about Andy.

20 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:34 pm

you know what I've been thinking about all day?

Saturday October 26, 1996. Not just the game, but the whole day and leading up to it and the whole thing. Can't get it out of my head.

21 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:40 pm

It's Cashman's fault for bringing all the guys in. Not Kate Hudson's fault, cause she does centaur-based charity work.

22 The Hawk   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:40 pm

I feel like this Utley-as-MVP thing may be jinx-worthy. Here's hoping so! I'm going to watch this elsewhere. I'll check in if things get dire/annoying or awesome/celebratory.

23 unmoderated   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:41 pm

i think we could see coke in a lower-leverage spot in the 6th or 7th. ibanez perhaps.

that said, i really hope we don't.

24 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:46 pm

them jeans they fittin' like a glove Mary J

25 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:46 pm

How is the weather tonight?
Man, I am so bummed that I have to work today, Game 6 on Gameday is very unacceptable..

26 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:46 pm

[23] I hope we see him in a low leverage situation in the 6th or 7th...if the score is, like, 10-4 Yankees!

27 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:47 pm

OK, I am going to lay low for a while..I don't know, anti-jinx or something. See 'all in the 2nd inning or so, when the Yankees are leading 3-1. Book it!

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:52 pm

Kids to bed!

Dinner? Barbecued pigs' feet (mmmmm!), spinach, asparagus and shiraz!

Let's win this motherfucker!

29 Eddie Lee Whitson KO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:56 pm

palms sweaty, heart beating, blocking out all distractions. It's game time. Go Yanks, time to bring it all back home.

MJB rocked that anthem!!

30 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:56 pm

For fuck's sake Yankees, win this game! Otherwise I may kill myself come early Friday morning.

31 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:57 pm

WE PLAY TODAY!!

WE WIN TODAY!!

DAS IT!!!!!

32 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:58 pm

Play ball!

33 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:58 pm

Auspicious?

34 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:58 pm

Good start.

35 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:59 pm

yo yo Bronx Banterers. Jus ttrolling through to say good luck and hope to see you in Game 7.

We're due for a blow out in this series. Not sure by whom.

I think andy's gonna get lit up in the 4th, Yanks are gonna make a charge against teh Phils bullpen, fall short, 10-9 Phils see you same bat time, same bat channel.

36 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:59 pm

Andy's looking sharp...

37 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 8:59 pm

Fuck.

38 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:00 pm

Oh, come on.

39 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:00 pm

Cheap hit.

40 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:00 pm

bullshit lucky hit

41 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:00 pm

Go Yanks...You already shut J-Roll up, now shut up Hugh.

42 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:00 pm

No base runners when Chutley is up, not allowed!

43 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:01 pm

NIce pitch, Andy.

44 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:01 pm

"Reading Pettitte is like reading Greek."

Not, bad, Tim!

45 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

PBR in hand (leftovers from halloween party...), let's go Yankees!

46 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

Right.

The.

Fuck.

ON1!!!!

47 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

THERE YA GO!

48 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

Oh yeah.
Our 2B beats your 2B!

49 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

andy!!!!!!!!!

50 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

Pretty 4-6-3! Woo

51 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

Yes. Now let's have a first inning score truck delivery.

52 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

8-pitch inning, I like it!

53 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

I love this game so far.

54 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:02 pm

[45] I don't need to know any other details to know that that was the best halloween party ever

55 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:04 pm

[2] Please be wrong. Please! But I have a feeling you're right.

56 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:04 pm

Let's go, boys, get Andy some breathing room...

57 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:05 pm

Game 6, BABY!!!! Let's go Yankees!!

58 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:05 pm

lets put Pedro to work here

59 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:05 pm

For a gray November evening with a threat of rain in Toledo, I'm going with Black Toad dark ale.

60 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:05 pm

Butthead Yankee fans can't spell "whose".

61 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:06 pm

Get loud, Yankee Stadium!

62 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:06 pm

I've already had a Sam Adams weiss. Not usually fond of weissbier, but it just felt right.

63 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:07 pm

Hey, who's taking meetings at the mound now?!?

64 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:07 pm

Fuck.

Off the end of the bat.

65 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:07 pm

Damn!

66 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:07 pm

well it was a semi-loud out...

67 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:07 pm

not quite in the sweet spot

68 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:08 pm

[60] Hmm? "Who is your daddy" is correct. Not to be confused with "Whose daddy is it?"

69 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:08 pm

Hm, Pedro might be showing some flu symptoms there.

70 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:09 pm

fuckin eh

71 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:09 pm

[68] Oh yeah!
Whose the butthead now???

72 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:09 pm

Damn.

Come on, Teix, turn it around.

Another cookie looked at.

73 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:10 pm

looks like patience is the approach with petey tonight

74 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:10 pm

Oh, Teix.

75 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:10 pm

Teix breaks out of the slump tonight....

76 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:10 pm

Good, Teix, good. Way to lay off.

77 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:11 pm

RATS!

78 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:11 pm

Got jusssstttt a little under it.

79 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:11 pm

The porch was not quite short enough.

80 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:11 pm

Man...that was a homerun from April to August

81 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:11 pm

Fuck.

Auspicious inning.

We're going to light him up second time through.

82 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:11 pm

damn - hopefully he is getting close

83 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:11 pm

Damn. But a couple of loud outs in the first.

84 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:13 pm

pedro's command doesn't look exceptional so far

85 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:14 pm

[84] Yeah, I think you were right about the patience.

86 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:14 pm

At least the ball's being hit pretty hard.

87 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:14 pm

[54] Was it awesome because there was PBR, or awesome because there was PBR left over?

88 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:14 pm

I'm hoping Pedro's lack of a real fastball tonight (if the trend continues) can lead to the Yanks laying off that change.

89 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:15 pm

Outs are good.

90 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:15 pm

Nice.
Although I liked the Howard who struck out all the time better. Bring him back.

91 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:15 pm

nice play

[87] once PBR even enters the equation you'e in good shape

92 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:15 pm

Werth scares me tonight....well, every night, but especially tonight.

93 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:15 pm

careful with Babe Werth.

94 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:15 pm

[89] Only half of them.

(Well, I hope it's slightly fewer than half!)

95 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:16 pm

[92] yeah werth is andy' nemesis he needs to be VERY careful

96 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:16 pm

[94] Slightly more. 27 to 24

97 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:16 pm

[86] Yep, live by the BABIP, die by the BABIP

98 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:16 pm

[96] Damn, that's two dumb errors for me already tonight.

I'll need a couple of extra base hits to make up for it.

99 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:16 pm

oh good country joe is starting early tonight

100 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:17 pm

[94] Never thought about that before, but when the home team wins they always have fewer outs than the losing road team.

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101 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:17 pm

Shit just walk werth here...

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:17 pm

Nice curve, Andy.

103 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:17 pm

Also [96] may I add that 27-26 would be just fine.

104 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:17 pm

[101] bear in mind I said that at 3-1, not 3-2....But I don't mind walking him much.

105 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:18 pm

[98] just don't intentionally take strike 3

106 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:18 pm

NIce!

107 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:18 pm

Attaboy, Swish.

108 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:18 pm

that just made me way too nervous

109 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:19 pm

andy's cutter is a cutting

110 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:19 pm

[103] Yes. Though that would increase my ulcer count.

111 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:19 pm

[108] Me too.

112 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:19 pm

Nice curve, Andy, nice curve!

113 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:19 pm

By the way, none of the Phillies have exactly amazing numbers against Andy Pettitte.

114 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:19 pm

[105] Oh, I only exhibit incompetence -- never moral failures.

115 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:20 pm

I hope my Red Sox friend Judy-kins is reading.

116 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:20 pm

[110] Yeah, but it would be worth it.

117 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:20 pm

I hate Tim McCarver.

I just had to get that out of my system.

118 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:21 pm

Phinish him!

119 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:21 pm

Phuck.

120 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

Fuck.

Come on, Jorgie, get the fuck down!

121 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

andyjust get feliz

122 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

could've done without that

123 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

This is the problem with walking Werth. It sounds good when you're worried about the homer, but...

124 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

No Feliz Navidad tonight.

125 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

so far so good

126 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

Redemption.

127 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

Yeah Jorgie!

128 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

Yhes!

129 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

Andy's a golden god.

Bravo, Andy.

130 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:22 pm

there we go - no harm done there

131 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:23 pm

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!! Now battting #13, Centaur, #13.

132 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:23 pm

[130] No. No harm at all. I'll take a pile of those.

133 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:24 pm

[131] Heh heh hheh.

134 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:24 pm

[123] Werth and Utley are absolutely white hot. Granted, Utley is now 1-11 against Andy and Werth is 3-16, but Werth has 3 homers against him. I'm not suggesting that the Yanks should come out and walk them intentionally. BUT, I think you have to pitch them to their weaknesses -- spots and speeds -- and if you get behind them 3-1 it's time to think about walking them.

135 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:24 pm

I am a beat behind on Gameday..it's killing me here..maybe need to have a sudden urgent "meeting" somewhere...somewhere with a tv..

136 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:24 pm

We need some good numerology. McCarver kicked it off with the "27 outs to 27 championships for #27 Joe Girardi." But that's kind of lame.
I wish Diane were here.

137 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:25 pm

[135] We won't tell!

138 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:25 pm

[131] Do Centaurs neigh?

Single here Arod....just get good wood

139 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:25 pm

[134] How about plunking them on the hand and breaking their hands. OK, I suppose I shouldn't go there.

140 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:25 pm

[136] I just noticed ten minutes ago that I have 46 messages in my facebook inbox!

141 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:25 pm

[135] You can watch postseason.tv. It's actually a beat ahead of the broadcast.

142 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:26 pm

[136] is she still at that scrablbe contest?

[135] don't you have some dee-tective stuff to follow-up on?

143 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:26 pm

Now, leadoff walks are much more problematic than 2 out walks as the Phillies may find out in a pitch or two. Just take it Alex.

144 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:26 pm

If the Yankees continue to watch and/or flail away at belt high changeups b/c they're waiting for the faastball it will be ungood. Unless they hit homeruns after waiting for the fastball. Go Alex. Walk.

145 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:26 pm

[140] No. You're not good at this.
We need Diane.

146 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

[135] You're looking a little green. Don't you have a fever? Swine flu is active here, don't know about Japan, but you better isolate yourself. Just in the interest of public health.

147 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

Nice.

NIce.

Let's do it right here, right now.

148 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

it starts with a walk!!

make them pay matsui

149 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

Ok, Fuck it, I say steal here. Take the bag with the slow batter....Put the pressure on Pedro....

150 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

Hit and Run!

151 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

Gallop on down to 1st, sir.

152 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

come on Gojira

153 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

[143] Indeed.
Although I bet Pedro won't throw a wild pitch (or PB, whatever it was).

154 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

[138] Funny. That's what Kate Hudson says to him too.

155 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:27 pm

All of Utley's HR have been pulled to RF, Stay outside to hil and see what he can do with LF in YS.

Pedro's throwing speed is Medium slow, slow and very slow. The Yankees need to sit on the offspeed stuff.

156 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:28 pm

[144] If they wait on fastballs the math will eventually catch up with Pedro.

157 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:28 pm

oh fuck it foul

158 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:28 pm

Too quck Matsui. Damn.

159 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:28 pm

OH!

Fuck!

We're going to light this turkey up.

It's just a matter of time now...

160 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:28 pm

he's begging to get pounded here

161 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:28 pm

[154] You're welcome for the set up.

162 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

The Yankee bats are dynamite, but aside from Jeter and JD, nobody knows how to just serve this stuff the other way. If they keep trying to kill the ball, it could be a long night.

163 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

Dang!

164 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

Man, oh man...

165 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

matsui is about the only one he is throwing "fastballs" to

166 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

Oh, man, I thought that was fair.

167 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

I kinda wish Alex would run.

168 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

go ahead and walk him Pedro....

By the way, Cano is 0-15 against Pedro, so I hope he doesn't come up with 2 outs.

169 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

come on guys...

170 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:30 pm

[146] Already had the flu!!

171 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:31 pm

Pedro does not seem to have command of his pitches or any velocity tonight.

172 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:31 pm

[160] see [154]

173 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:31 pm

[165] Did I misunderstand, or did Tim call Pedro's four-seam (that Matsui fouled loud) an "off speed pitch"?

174 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:31 pm

[162] Hideki had a huge off-field hit the other day.

175 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:31 pm

[161] You've got a future as a straight man.

Er, I guess that doesn't mean what it used to.

176 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:32 pm

Good, Hideki, good.

177 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:32 pm

[173] yeah i think so

178 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:32 pm

He's going to misplace one of those eventually.

179 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:32 pm

C'MON PORN STAR!

180 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:32 pm

[172] Heh.

181 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:32 pm

Yes.

Come on, Hideki, keep it up...

182 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

Okay, Godzilla, third time's the charm...

183 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

[175] um, and a past and present as one too!

184 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

The more the hitters battle Pedro, the sooner we get into the soft underbelly that is the Phillies bullpen.

185 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

BOOM!

186 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

GODZILLA!

187 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

GODZILLA!!!!!!

188 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1

189 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

beast commercial!!!!!!!!!!!!

190 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

HELLS YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

191 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:33 pm

MATSUI-SAN! Make happy fun time!

192 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

YAAAAAAAYYYYYY!!!!!!

I KNEW IT, I KNEW IT!!!!

UYAAAAAAYUYADDHJLFAKDJLKADSJ

193 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

Matsui-san!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

194 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

HIDEKI! LOVE YA, GOJIRA!!!!

195 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

fucking great ab matsui

196 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

松井!!
ホームラン!!!!
GODZILLLA!!!!!!!!!!

197 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

Well, if you can't go the other way, that's the next best thing!

198 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

I will miss that man.

199 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:34 pm

[184] So of course Jorgie comes up...

200 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:35 pm

「38」「38」「38」「38」「38」

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201 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:35 pm

[186] [187] [188] That was cool.
And we didn't plan it out.

202 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:35 pm

Oh, come on, Jorgie!

Follow Matsui's lead!

203 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:35 pm

[197] you mean an evil rally killer?

204 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:35 pm

That homer was a thing of beauty.

205 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:35 pm

I want to destroy them and just make this a celebration thread without pressure.

206 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:36 pm

Ok, I've been lurking for a while this evening, but now I'm back in the house. My prediction for the 2nd inning [24] is not looking too bad!

207 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:36 pm

[203] Ms October,

I almost forgot....

BEAST COMMERCIAL!!

208 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:36 pm

[204] That ab was a thing of beauty.

Come on, Jorgie, that won't do.

209 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:36 pm

some things never change

210 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:36 pm

Matsui is popular in Japan? Really?

211 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:36 pm

[206] i knew the beast commercial would get you to the banter

212 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

Cano is 0-15 against Pedro....without anyone on, I hope he just tries to homer -- maybe he gets lucky

213 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

That was a horrible at bat by Jorge. He was swinging for the fences. "Hey, I guess he's got nothin' tonight - here I go! Oh, whoops."

214 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

Damn, look at Robbie!

215 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

[201] Nope, but there's a psychic vibe going tonight.

216 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

[212] Wow, maybe his 0-16 is all BABIP?

217 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

might be the best swing Robbie's had all series

218 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

Lucky SUMBICH. Robbie rockets it, and he's 0-16. Come on Swish, get on so we can clear the pitcher.

219 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

Somewhere a fat man is screaming. Bring in Mo for an 8 inning save! Bring in for an 8 inning save. heh-heh

220 nyyjim   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

Robbie didn't get the memo to get Pedro's pitch count up.

221 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:37 pm

Run up his count, Nick

222 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:38 pm

[220] robbie is rarely cc'd on that memo

223 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:38 pm

Where's William when you need him?

224 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:39 pm

BAH.

225 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:39 pm

Fuck.

We really let him off the hook there.

Not good.

I mean, I'll take the runs, but Jorgie really should have kept the thing going.

226 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:40 pm

[219] Ha hah ah ah ah 1!

227 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:40 pm

FWIW, Pedro is at 37 pitches through 2 innings. If he stays on that pace he might make the 6th...Hopefully we never have to worry about him lasting that long....Pound 'em Yanks! Shut 'em down, Andy!

228 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:40 pm

Where's WCYankee too?

229 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:41 pm

[223] maybe he is at the game

230 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:41 pm

Nice easy inning, Andy...

231 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:41 pm

[227] I say he starts the fifth and if he's lucky he finishes it.

232 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:41 pm

[219] Only it would be seven innings.

233 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:41 pm

松井さん、来年帰ってきってね!愛してる!

234 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:41 pm

Big inning. 1,2,3 Andy. Please.

235 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:42 pm

Nice curve, Andy!!

236 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:42 pm

[225] It's OK...runs and lots of pitches. It's looking good, so long as Andy keeps his act together (i.e., don;t pull an AJ).

237 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:43 pm

Yes!

Atta boy, Team!

238 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:43 pm

oh good the centaur has gotten his fielding powers back

239 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:43 pm

[227] Gardner should be ordered to take pitches until two strikes, and then bunt. A 3-2 count would be a victory in his AB!

240 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:43 pm

[232] Well he's been sputtering so much nonsesne lately maybe 8 +3 = 9 in his world. : )
Yeah, that's it. 1 out.

241 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:43 pm

[233] You banged back last year?

242 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:43 pm

[236] He's already surpassed AJ's performance, for what that's worth.

243 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:44 pm

[236] It is looking good, for sure. I just don't want to let that crafty son of a bitch find his pixie dust.

244 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:44 pm

[233] My computer doesn't get those characters. Can't locate the Windows disk that has them. Is there anything online for that?

245 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:44 pm

DO NOT WALK THIS ASSHAT.

246 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

Dammmit.

247 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

Oh, Gardner!

Oh, man, what a misplay!

Fuck fuck fuck!

248 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

fucking shit

249 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

FUCK HIM. 9 HITTER asshole.

250 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

Shitfuck.

251 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

really Brett? fucking really?

252 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

「241」"Matsui-san, come back next year. We love you!"

You can read nihongo? Cool! That was a message for a local "troll" I know who never contributes but does read the comments.

253 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

Crappy defense, Brett. Keep it in front of you.

254 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

Gardner was actually positioned pretty well on that. Terrible skip off the wall.

255 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

I'm not worried, though.

Andy's got this.

256 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

[245] Shoulda walked the asshat.

257 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

SHIT. Gardner played it right (stayed back from the wall) and still played it wrong (no far enough away, bad hop off the padding).

258 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

Boycott Dunkin Donuts!

259 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:45 pm

that was not a good play gritner

260 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

Come on, Andy, come on...you can do this...

261 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

Dammit, do not walk Rollins. Limit the damage, here, Andy.

262 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

Please don't walk this .296 OBP guy.

263 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

That ball took a funky skip off the wall. Seems kinda bogus to blame Gardner. How about blaming Pettitte for serving it up?

264 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

[258] +1

265 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

Shit.

But fine, I'll take that.

266 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

Dang.

267 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:46 pm

Lame.

268 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

Not ideal, but not bad. Now, keep them in the park, Andy. The offense is going to tack on runs in the bottom of the inning.

269 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

alright 1 in 1 out - get 2 quick outs and move on

270 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

I'll take the out. Get Victorino here.

271 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

fuck, but I'll take it

272 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

Thank you for that one pitch AB, Mr. Victorino.

273 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

Get that run back!

274 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

Good job, Andy.

Let's get it back plus.

275 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

No one said it would be easy.

276 tommyl   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

Ok. Damage done. Way to lock it down Andy.

277 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

Mr. Victorino,

Thank you for swinging at the first pitch and keeping Mr. Pettitte's count down.

Your friends,

The Banter Crew.

278 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

I had visions of Andy not even making it this far, I think the fans on the other side are more worried about their starter

279 randym77   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

Ugh. That did look awful, but I don't think there was anything he could do. It really took a funky skip off the bullpen window.

Gardner and that bullpen glass...not a good combination.

280 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:47 pm

[269] uh oh has all my defense of jorgie caused me to lose track too?

281 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:48 pm

[275] Bama Yankee did.

By the way, where the heck is Bama Yankee?

282 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:48 pm

Andy's still pitching well.
The lead isn't comfortable, though. We have to either (i) slam Pedro around or (ii) get into their bullpen before Andy tires.

283 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:49 pm

Starbucks ads have truer caroms.

284 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:49 pm

[263] Yes and yes. Still, I don't blame Andy too much for going after the #9 guy. If he walked him, we'd be screaming, too!

Now it's time for the Score Truck to make this all "mute."

285 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:49 pm

[280] Ha ha hah ah aha a !!

286 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:49 pm

Andy's at 37 pitches through 3; Pedro's at 37 pitches through 2.

287 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:49 pm

[281] Seriously, where is Williamnyy23?? Hope he's at the game and didn't go all Billy Babbit..

288 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:50 pm

Time to turn the basepaths into a merry-go round. More Hideki like ab's and absolutely no more Posada like ab's.

289 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:50 pm

[284] Definitely....don't want to walk him for sure. I'm just annoyed that he's been such a tough out!

290 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:50 pm

How the hell was THAT a strike?

291 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

Was THAT a strike on the first pitch?

292 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

FIrst AWFUL FUCKING strike of the night. Christ.

293 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

let's go for something other than a pop-up or looking at strike 3 here brett

294 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

hey look! Brett is 0-2!

295 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

[290] As soon as Brett Gardner stepped in the box.

296 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

[283] Well, yeah, for $3.35 they'd better.

297 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

[290] Joe West is a mysterious being. Best not to try to understand him.

298 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

Terrible.

299 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

that was predictable

300 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:51 pm

Wow.

He's really ungood, is he not?

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301 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:52 pm

[284] True dat. You have to go after #9. Walk Utley.

302 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:52 pm

[286] Andy just has to escape their big slugger one more time, and we're looking at a very acceptable 5+ inning start.

Goodbye Gardner. Now it's Score Truck time.

303 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:52 pm

Honestly, shouldn't Gardner bunt for a hit with no one on and no one out?

304 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:52 pm

It makes you wonder why his batting average is higher than .100.
And yet it is.

305 randym77   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:52 pm

Gardner should bunt once in awhile.

306 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:52 pm

[303] yes please - he should drag bunt every time up unless someone is on in which case he can sac bunt

307 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

ITS A TRAP!

308 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

Short hop!

Victorino is hurting, I promise.

309 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

Cap'n!

310 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

Wow!

Thank GOD that fucking ump made the right call.

I was ready to start screaming.

311 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

Steal on the first pitch, Cap'n!

312 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

Good read, Barbarino.

313 tommyl   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

And Gardy goes down on high "heat"

314 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

drooped in for a cheapie

315 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

Per Suzyn, Jeter has been on base all 15 games of this postseason.

316 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:53 pm

[307] Whew, thanks for the warning, I almost walked right into it!!!

317 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:54 pm

I just went through the full roller coaster of emotions on that AB:

Yes, Jeter

Shit, it's hanging up...right at 'em

He trapped it...he misplayed it!

318 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:54 pm

[314] It's not a cheapie when Jeter does it.

It is a bargain.

319 tommyl   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:54 pm

[307] welcome to the admiral. Is the shield down?

320 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:55 pm

[303] Yes.

321 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:55 pm

Teix is thinking, "FUCK YOU JOBU, I DO IT MYSELF"

322 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:55 pm

[318] oh yeah, much more dignified and captain like

323 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:55 pm

Damon with a professional at bat. : D

324 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:55 pm

Make. Him. Work. Make. Him. Work.

325 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:56 pm

[315] That's got to be a record, no?

326 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:57 pm

stop with all this bullshit and show the pitcher or hitter

327 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:57 pm

Good, Johnny, good.

That's the way...

328 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:57 pm

keep working him

329 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:57 pm

[325] It must be rare that a team has played more than 15 PS games.

330 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:57 pm

Work that count, Johnny.

331 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

[326] I know!

332 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

good hold up

333 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

Good eye, Johnny...!

334 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

Hey McAsshole, you should try holding your breath "Extra Long." Yikes. That coulda been a k.

335 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

[329] I would think the WS winner usually plays 15 or more, no?

336 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

Timmy thinks there are 2 outs.

337 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

[329] the Max would be 19

338 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

Beautiful.

Give that man a contract.

339 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:58 pm

good ab jd

340 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

very good very good

341 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

Doesn't Manuel have to start the bullpen now?

342 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

Nice, very nice.
Pedro pitched him well, I thought, but not well enough.

343 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

Teixiera's chance to make some noise.

344 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

AB(eauty)

345 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

Way to run up Pedro's pitch count

Rich Doobie?

346 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

[341] Prescient!

347 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

Good, Johnny. MAke him work, make him pay, Teix.

348 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 9:59 pm

ja happ up

349 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Dear Teix,

I still believe in you. William23 is not here to talk about your failures. I still celebrate the very few clutch hits and walks you've gotten this year. So, hit the fucking ball over the wall.

Regards,

Evil

350 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Going back to Will Weiss' post this morning.

I'm looking for an Expert Tex-pert!

351 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

That's not bad.

352 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

please no DP Tex..i want a Tex Message and I want it NOW

353 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Ow!

Definitely not intentional...

354 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Oh, you fuckwad.

So much the better.

Release the Centaur!

355 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Where's Zim when you need him?

356 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

damnit just drilled him

357 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

buckle up!!

358 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Oh YEAH. Go down in a blaze of glory, Petey.

359 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Okay Yankees - this is what you've waited for. Make 'em pay!

360 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Centaur Power, unite!

361 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:00 pm

Alex, I've been waiting for this since February 14th, 2004....

362 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

tex - "i'm alright" i'm so glad he is hardcore which i did not expect

363 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

Goddamn, but he looks calm.

364 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

Do I hear a truck pulling in?

365 NoamSane   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

On purpose?
Or Erroneous Plunk?

366 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

True Yankee time

367 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

My wife has already yelled at me - kindly - twice to keep it down so I don't wake up the kids. I've invented the world's dorkiest Godzilla dance. And I wish I had a bar table here so I didn't have to lean down to type 'cuz I haven't sat down yet.

Go Centaur!

368 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

The old Jerry Curled Matador v. Centaur.

369 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:01 pm

Wow, good pitch.

370 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

Short swing, Alex, short swing.

Just relax.

371 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

A-Rod just needs to settle down and wait for a fat one...or take a walk.

372 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

[360] Neighhhhhh!

373 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

A-Rod wanted that first pitch really badly

374 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

Good.

1-1.

375 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

Hell. A walk will do.

376 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

[365] Erroneous.
You'd deliberately put Teixeira on in this situation???

377 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

C'mon A-Rod..GrandMa's Hands time now...this is where legends are born.

Centaur, time to fly!

378 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

Let's say Pedro walks A-Rod. Is Manuel ignorant enough of Matsui's non-platoon split to bring in Happ?

379 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

Wow.

380 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:02 pm

[365] Is Erroneous the brother of Eric?

381 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

relax centaur!

382 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

Damn it.

Damn it.

Come on, Alex, shorten the fuck up, please!

383 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

Keep your emotions in check, Alex.

384 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

Pedro is working Alex perfectly.

385 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

I wish Alex would just be thinking solid contact here and not "I'll hit a grand slam in game 6 and then they'll LOVE me! They'll LOVE ME!"

386 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

[384] Not for long . . .

387 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

Unbelievable. COME ON MAN

388 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:03 pm

[385] So true.

389 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

Fuck your mother, ump.

390 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

fuckin eh dude

391 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

holy fuck what was that?

392 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

Fuck you, Joe West that was outside you piece of shit

393 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

Ohhhhh.

394 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

Fuck.

395 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

Oooh, now the strike zone gets bigger. Unbelievable.

396 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

That was not a strike, kids.

397 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

FUCK YOU COUNTRY JOE WEST!!!!!!!

398 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

Looked outside on Gameday..

399 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:04 pm

Oh man. Horrible. Horrible call.

400 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:05 pm

Threading the needle. FUCK YOU MCASSHOLE. NO FUCKIING MENTION THAT IT WAS 8 INCHES OFF THE PLATE. FUCKERS.

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401 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:05 pm

was it just me or did fox cut the replay before showing that called strike?

402 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:05 pm

[398] Also on the Fox box thing. And very clearly on the replay.

403 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:05 pm

Damn!

404 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:05 pm

damn - matsui is teasing us

405 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:05 pm

uuuuuuugh

406 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:05 pm

A little piece of me just died.

407 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:06 pm

C'mon, one more big hit, Hideki!

408 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:06 pm

Wow.
Well, remember what happened last time, two booming fouls...

409 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:06 pm

[404] It's all for dramatic effect.

410 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:06 pm

you goatwhore he just reared back and there as hard as he could

411 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

YAAAAAAAAYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

412 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

THERE YA GO!!!

413 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Oh too sweet.

New hero tonight.

414 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

BEAST COMMERCIAL!

415 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

good works mats

[409] yes indeed

416 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

GODZILLA MATSUI!!!!!!!!!

417 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

I will really, really miss that man.

418 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Is there any way that Joe West can stop the game now and require a redo?

419 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

MATSUI YOU THE MAN!!!! FUCK YEAH.

420 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

<3 Matsui <3

421 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Matsui-san! He is a beast tonight!

422 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Godzilla!!!!!!+++

423 NoamSane   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

[376] I know it was erroneous, I just had that silly obscure jazz rhyme in my back pocket, so I had to use it.

[380] yes, brother of Eric, cousin of Thelarmi(ou)s Plunk

424 inOhio   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Screw you Joe West.

425 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

I love it - Joe West's shitty call made Manuel think Pedro could get Hideki out!

426 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Give that man a contract!

YAAAAAAYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!

I'M FUCKING EXUBERANT!!!

427 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

YEAHHH! FUCK YOU Country Joe!!

428 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Dude hates sitting in the NL parks. WHoooooo-hoooooooooooooo

429 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

HE PICKS UP A BUS AND HE THROWS IT BACK DOWN

430 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:07 pm

Jorgie, wtf???

431 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:08 pm

Okay, crack open a Sapporo, everyone, please.
Mr. OK may have whatever he likes.

432 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:08 pm

Once again, Posada swinging like he's playing wiffle ball. C'mon Jorge!!!

433 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:08 pm

[428] actually pretty impressive he was out all those games and his swing looks great

434 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:08 pm

Jorge, Jorge, Jorge.

435 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:08 pm

Nice work, sticks, nice the fuck work!

All right, Andy, hold 'em down!!

436 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:08 pm

Andy, I'm begging you for a 1-2-3 here

437 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:09 pm

Pedro's at 62 pitches, but that's an irrelevant number now.

438 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:09 pm

[431] Sake is flowing tonight if we win..don't know how I will last here till 5pm..

439 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:09 pm

Matsui is batting .636 in the series...there's the MVP.

440 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:10 pm

[429] Ha hah ah ah ah ah ah aha h ah !!!!

Right on!!!

441 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:10 pm

[433] He's the Quintessential Professional Hitter. When he's not Groundzilla. : )

442 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:11 pm

[441] I really, really, really would like to find some way to keep 'em both.

443 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:11 pm

Wait, what happened to Johnny? I don't like this.

444 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:11 pm

This is a very big inning for Mr. Pettitte.

445 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:11 pm

FUCK

446 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:11 pm

That fucking sucks.

447 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:12 pm

fuuuuck, not good at all

448 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:12 pm

Oh Johnny.

449 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:12 pm

Eek. I'm not a fan of Damon being out, but . . . if he's hurt, he's hurt.

Go get 'em Andy!!!

450 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:12 pm

OK, Andy, just hold the lead against their boppers.

451 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:12 pm

Nice, Andy.

Now put this fuck away.

452 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:13 pm

Damon being out stinks. Let's hope Andy can keep this going!

453 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:13 pm

We're mighty short of outfielders.
I guess Pena can do it.

454 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

Wait, wtf?

What happend to Johnny?

Oh, fuck, that's terrible.

Holy fuck, that is NOT good.

Fuck.

455 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

Crap. Have the Phillies deployed their leg munching moster? Melky & now Damon.

456 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

Sit DOWN, Chutley!

457 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

there ya go

458 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

THANK YOU ANDY! Nicely done, old sport!

459 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

great pitch andy

460 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

We have a three run lead and I feel sick. That's not good.

461 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

That a way, Andy, that a way!

462 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

Oh, good. An Utley strikeout.

463 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

Uncle Charlie spanks Little Chutley.

464 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:14 pm

[453] I might...MIGHT...have considered Hinske in RF and Swish in LF. BUt with the lead and Jihnyy up last inning, going with defense is probably better,

465 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

Once again Johnny gets hurt and he won't go on the DL

466 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

[460] I am going to miss that feeling next week.

467 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

One big bat down. No three run HR for Howard.

468 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO, will there be celebrations in Japan if/when the Yankees win the World Series?

469 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

Nice, Andy.

One more.

470 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

Two big bats down. Now, please pitch around Werth.

471 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

2 gone.

472 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

nifty work robbie

473 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

Sit down Pat Riley, Anthony Mason is calling, he wants to take you to a barber he knows.

474 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:15 pm

Beautiful.
Though Howard looks better than he has, damn.

475 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:16 pm

mcasshole nobody care about your thoughts

476 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:16 pm

Scary Mr. Werth again...come on Andy!

477 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:16 pm

Ok, Joe West...let's give Andy that 6 inch off the outside of the plate strike call.

478 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:17 pm

[473] hahaha - you are dating yourself again :}

479 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:17 pm

[468] I know two people here who will be celebrating for sure!
But if they win there will be endless Matsui coverage in the papers and on tv..more about the individual Japanese players here and not the team..

480 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:17 pm

seriously, don't give him anything to hit Andy.

481 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:17 pm

[464] I think Johnny having just batted is more important. Defense v offense, lead v trailing, I think that's kind of a bogus concept, myself. (Preventing a run is always exactly as good as scoring one.)

482 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:17 pm

Nothing good here Andy.

483 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:18 pm

You are a motherfucker, West.

How was that not a strike if the one to Alex was?

You suck.

484 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:18 pm

that was basically intentional

485 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:18 pm

Hey Country Joe. You douche. That was strike on Alex. Strike 3 no less. With the bases loaded even.

486 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:18 pm

[478] Those Knicks still make me cry..so so close!

487 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:18 pm

[477] seriously, even if the Yankees win they should file a complaint against West for his inconsistent strike zone.

488 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:18 pm

[479] I can imagine what would happen if someone won an award. *heavily knocking on wood*

489 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:18 pm

Keeo Ibañez in the park...

490 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

Fucking nutsqueezer.

491 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

cmon BLUE

492 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

Andy's getting squeezed.

493 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

WTF!!!!!!!!!! Not a strike.

494 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

[478] What's wrong with dating yourself? At least I'll know I'll get some action at the end of the evening.

Er, that was a comedy routine I heard somewhere. I swear.

495 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

Joe West is going to call all pitches as balls from now on.

496 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

Let's go, Andy - keep 'em guessing.

Dear Timmeh, you don't know the first fucking thing about statistical significance, you batting average-loving moron. Shut up. Just shut up.

497 Marek   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

Now Andy's getting squeezed. Balls 3 & 4 were really strikes 2 & 3, according to gameday.

498 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

What was that, Jorgie?

Good Christ, man!

499 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

Nice that Jorge took his time to get that ball.

500 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

Is Timmeh actually making an argument against small sample sizes? How... odd.

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501 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

I defend Posada, but what the heck was THAT? I thought it was a foul ball!!

502 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:19 pm

That 1-0 pitch was right down the goddamn middle. Now that. Ugh.

503 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

I think West is making up a new strike zone with each pitch.

504 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

Bear down and get him Andy

505 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

Get Ibanez, don't face Feliz

506 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

[501] I think he did too

507 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

No walk for the love of god.

508 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

Grrrrrr.

509 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

And that was high?

Jesus Christ.

510 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

So, no pitches are strikes now???

511 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:20 pm

fuuuuck

512 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

I feel sick

513 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

fuck joe west and the horse he rode in on

514 inOhio   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

If we can overcome Joe West, we can win this game.

515 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

Wow, he actually did hold up. I've hated some of the check swing calls this fall, but that one was fine.

516 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

Yeah, that was not a good at bat for West.
Man. Look at the Pitch f/X images. That's very embarrassing.

517 nyyjim   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

Come on Andy

518 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

Come on, Andy.

Settle down.

Settle down.

519 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

Joe West has decided he's no longer going to call strikes.

520 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

Gameday people, help me. Some of these are strikes, aren't they?

521 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

what in the fuck is this?

522 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:21 pm

Joe Fucking West, for fuck's fucking sake

523 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

Jeebus F'ing Crystal that curve was a strike. Fuck you Country Joe.

524 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

YAAAAAY

525 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

Joe West isn't even making the fix look good.

526 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

[520] yes, in fact all but 2 were

527 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

Sarcasm for Joe West? Not for Andy? (From the crowd.)

528 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

Rising to feet, clapping...

529 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

[514] That's a mighty big IF.

530 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:22 pm

Christ, I didn't think he was going to call that.

531 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

Oh, I understand the Fox box now. If you get the pitch in that tiny middle square, it's a strike.

532 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

he said backdoor cutter shit head

533 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

That was a strike to Alex, you goatfucking pigfucker.

534 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

You suck Joe West.

535 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

God damn you Joe West

536 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

get out of this inning before my coronary

537 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

Good play Alex! WOO!

538 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

Good job!

539 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

Nice work, Andy, nice work!

War on two fucking fronts, man.

540 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

thank you!

541 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:23 pm

Well that was exciting. : /

542 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:24 pm

great inning andy!!! no goat should have to fuck you joe west.

543 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:24 pm

Tell me he's reminding Joe what a strike zone is.

544 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:24 pm

Okay. We just need to do that five more times.

545 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:24 pm

[531] only when we're in the field; when we're batting the strike zone is literally anywhere.

546 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:24 pm

Andy was shouting to Joe West, wasn't he?

547 inOhio   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:25 pm

Again, FUCK YOU Joe West. Dude is obviously for the NL so this is going to be a tough win to get.

548 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:25 pm

i hope william is at this game yelling at joe west - i said before the serious started that he was a steaming pile of horsehit and william didn't think he was so bad - rest assured he is

549 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:25 pm

[542] ha hah ah ah aha ha ha ha !

550 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:25 pm

I am so, so, SO happy to know that MLB sends its BEST umpires to cover the World Serious. I'm shocked Marty Foster hasn't worked the plate yet.

Way to not let 'em get you down, Andy.

551 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:26 pm

I wouldn't mind if Taylor Swift were in my living room.

552 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:26 pm

BTW, Andy is at 62 pitches through 4 innings. I would think he's good for 2 more and then Marte/Joba for the 7th and Mo for the 8th and 9th.

John and Suzyn said that Andy came off the mound screaming at Joe West after that inning...

553 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:26 pm

Next inning Andy should bean Joe West in retaliation. Then Joe can warn both benches.

554 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:27 pm

well i'd say his strike zone has been almost consistently tiny. unfortunately, his biggest expansion of the zone was to k arod with the bases loaded. well, maybe that first pitch to can was wider.

555 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:27 pm

[551] That reminds me, why isn't thelarmis here?

556 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

FUCK!

557 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

haha they show the one pitch west got right that inning!

558 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

Oh, DAMN.
Rob is raking, but the ball isn't falling.

559 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

CAn't buy a fucking hit. Damnit.

560 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

fucking eh dude, now he's just being unlucky

561 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

[551] I'm really happy for you and I'mma let you finish, but... Oh nevermind.

562 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

[555] Gig, I believe. I think he said he'd show up around now.

563 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

Damn! Cano's hitting it well and right at people or just foul. Well...maybe before the game's over he'll get something.

564 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

If nothing else, Cano is taking some nice cuts now at least. The hit'll come.

565 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:28 pm

[552] sammy b said girradi had to go get him

robbie is having some bad babip this series

566 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:29 pm

[553] Maybe Jorge can mishandle a fastball right over his shoulder. That' never happened before.
: D

567 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:29 pm

From Bob Klapisch on twitter:
rt @BobKlap West is the wrong ump to challenge in full view of 50K fans....ill-tempered guy, he will keep squeezing Pettitte for that.

568 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:29 pm

I hope Joe starts warming Phil in the 5th just to be sure and he can shadow Andy in that inning and the 6th.

569 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:30 pm

[555] [562] Yeah, I seem to recall 9 PM or 9:30 PM as being thelarmis's show up time.

So williamy is at the game? And I recall Paul had tickets to this game, that he was thinking of selling . . . I also have a friend from high school at the game (lucky duck).

Is anyone else missing?

570 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:30 pm

I'm usually pretty objective when it comes to my team and umpire calls. When they blow it in our favor, I'll say it, and when they get it right against us, I'll say it.

Every single pitch Pettitte wanted and didn't get in that inning was a strike. Every single fucking one.

571 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:30 pm

[567] seriously the Yankees should file a complaint with major league baseball over West.

572 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:31 pm

[567] Then West needs a thicker skin or shouldn't be in the PS. Cause he's a POS.

573 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:31 pm

[569] I like to think william and Paul are sitting in the same row

574 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:31 pm

Dumb swing, Nick.

575 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:31 pm

[569] WCYankee and Bama Yankee.

576 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:31 pm

The bottom of this order eats #$#$.

577 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:31 pm

Does anyone besides me prefer to see Mo saved for a regular, one-inning save as long as we have a couple of decent relievers available?

578 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

[573] haha me too

579 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

Take pitches Brett....

580 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

Gardner is such a depressing sight.

581 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

[574] The look on his face says he knew it as soon as he swung.

582 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

[569] ... and Diane, of course.

583 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

WOw!!

1-1 on Gardner!

584 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

[579] Christ. Don't tell him to do that. He'll never swing again.

585 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

[577] I'm with you, unless the bullpen explodes and the situation demands more of him.

586 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

hey team!

Todd Drew - 4 / Philthies - 1

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

587 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:32 pm

[577] i'm a little hesitant of him going more than 2, but 6 outs or less is okay by me

588 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

[573] Oh, man.

And oh man, even Brett can't catch a break!

589 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

Fuck.

We should have more to show for this...

590 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

Goddamn Utley! Even when he's 0-2 he kills us! Brett woulda had a HIT!!!!

591 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

[577] Yes, especially if it's a nice, comfy 2 or 3 run lead.
.
.
.
Pedro lives on the edge, but still no soup for Cano and Gardner.

592 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

Andy :

You're a GOLDEN GOD!!!

Keep it up, man!!!

593 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

Come on Andy, get composed....go out there and throw 6 more outs...

594 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

a least the gritner hit it hard - pedro go unlucky this inning - oppo of mitre

595 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:33 pm

[589] As long as we have enough, I won't care.

596 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:34 pm

Hey, thelarmis, speak of the devil [555]!

597 Raf   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:34 pm

[567] Then fire his ass.

[574] Given West's zone he may have called that a strike

598 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:34 pm

thelarmis, good gig? things going great here so far!

599 nyyjim   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:35 pm

This is where I worry about Andy sometimes. He has to keep his cool here. Clear his head and just go out there and pitch.

600 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:35 pm

Big inning for Andy here. The middle of the lineup, third time through, is looming.

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601 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:35 pm

[591] Right, although hm. Why does it matter how big the lead is? Either he's a better bet for two innings, or Hughes for one and Mo for one is a better bet...

602 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:35 pm

very scared of this inning

603 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:36 pm

[582] Yeah, I'm kinda surprised she hasn't checked in at all from San Fran - but maybe her options for getting on to post are limited. Youneverknow.

[575] Bama was here earlier today (obviously not on the game thread), I know he's had stuff going on at home. WC yes, and OldYanksFan, too!

604 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:36 pm

The lead off man is NOT GOOD. Get him out.

605 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:36 pm

[569] Most signifcantly, Jim Dean.

He is up there somewhere, smiling. And calling for better bench players.

606 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:36 pm

[600] Except it's the bottom of the lineup now.

607 joe   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

Just reviewed those ABs against Werth, Ibanez and Utley... Man, Pettitte really got squeezed. Lets hope this inning gets better.

608 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

What the FUCK are you looking at?

Ha!

609 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

Whoa, Andy gets a call!

610 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

[596] haha! speaking of the devil, i hope i get # 666 !!! : )

[555] my birth time, in the PM!!!

[598] i was teaching all day/night... now eating Asian noodles!

[551] taylor swift WINS!!! period, end of. beyond gorgeous.

611 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

[603] I'd like to think she's sitting in a bar watching this game.

612 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

[569] Indeed.

613 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

yes - this fat fuck is calling it better so far

614 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

see, Andy and Country Joe can get along!

615 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

The ol' PUNCH OUT. 1 gone.

616 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

Hey. Joe West rung a Phillie up

617 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

[607] Yes, he really did.

618 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:37 pm

That's a STRIKE, fuckwad!

619 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:38 pm

WHERE THE FUCK WAS THAT?

620 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:38 pm

Ugh - this guy again. Get him, Andy!

(That looked like a strike, no?)

621 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:38 pm

Oh, fuck. Just deliver it over the middle to the dude!

622 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:38 pm

c'mon andy. throw strikes!

there ya go. more of those, please

623 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:38 pm

Should be 2-2

624 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

WHy can't they get this piece of 9 hole garbage out? WTF. arggggggggggg

625 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

Thanks, fuckhead West.

626 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

No good.

627 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

[597] If you file a complaint, make a huge stink, etc., he may not get fired, but he'll have to start calling games more straight up because it would jeopardize his ability to just fuck the Yankees.

628 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

come on Andy, bear down here

629 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

settle in andy

630 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

I think that actually was a walk. The first pitch was close, maybe just nipped the plate, the others were high.

631 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

[605] Yes, I was thinking of Jim Dean as well. The Banter needs its own monument park with Jim Dean & Todd Drew as the first two inductees.

632 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

God, look at that. Andy's going right over the middle now...

633 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:39 pm

I'm really glad that I get to learn about FOX's quality programing in the middle of this game. Nothing I'd rather do.

634 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:40 pm

Strike two...

635 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:40 pm

joe buck sounds like he's sleeping. fucking assfuck.

636 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:40 pm

[606] Yes. And if he makes short work of them, then the big bats come up in the 6th with the bases empty. He has to attack #8-#2.

637 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:40 pm

[630] Balls 2, 3 and 4 were definitely balls.

638 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:40 pm

Double play here.

639 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:40 pm

[636] Oh, that kind of "looming".

640 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

strikes, andrew

641 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

c'mon andy strikes!!

642 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

Andy is laboring a bit now. It's getting close to short leash time.

643 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

The walk to Ruiz was fair - it was just pitch 1 that was a horrible call.

644 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

BEAUTIFUL!!

645 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

Thank you.

646 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

[638] !!!!
Genius, pure genius.

647 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

YESSSSSSSSS!!!!!

Golden god.

Andy, my Andy.

648 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

5-4-3 spells 4-1 end of 5! WOO!

649 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

WOOHOO!

Four more innings boys

650 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

YEAH!!!!

FUCK YEAH, MUTHAFUCKA!!!

651 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

Andy's dandy!!!

652 Yankee Fan in Boston   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

[638] rbj calls it.

653 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

DAMN FUCKING STRAIGHT!!!!!!

654 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:41 pm

yes - good shit boys

andy is a mother fucking golden god!

655 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

[639] Yeah, I wasn't making myself clear. Maybe lurking instead of looming? ; )

Aha, that helps!!!

656 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

YES! Didn't think they'd get Rollins at first. BIG DP!!!! Way to recover, Andy!

657 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

Do we get him out of there now?

But in favor of whom?

658 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

beautiful turn by arod and robbie

659 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

we're past the point of "I'll take 5 ok innings from Andy tonight"

I didn't think we'd get there

660 unmoderated   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

hey, my prediction is looking pretty good.

661 Emma Span   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

Andy Pettitte is a fucking pro.

662 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:42 pm

[642] Sixth inning is Bruney/Coke territory. Let him get through that.

663 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:43 pm

[655] lurming?

4 more innings..Countdown starts now?

664 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:43 pm

Now it's batter by batter. He should get Victorino. After that, maybe he fools Utley one more time. If not, we see Marte, methinks.

665 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:43 pm

[657] No, leave him in. We don't have four innings worth of relief better than Andy is pitching right now.

666 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:43 pm

Psst, Baseball Gods, if I still have your ears, another 2-3 runs right now would be much appreciated.

667 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:43 pm

andy should definitely pitch the 6th. he's basically the only pitcher who seems able to get utley out.

668 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:43 pm

Robbie's bat has been garbage. But he can still sling that dp ball like nobody's business.

669 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:43 pm

[642] I hope Marte and Phil will get ready and shadow him for the 6th and then Joba/Marte in the 7th.

Next batters up for Philly are

Victorino (S)
Utley (L)
Howard (L)

So Andy should face them....maybe if Victorino gets on you pull him for Marte, but I think I'd let him work to Howard.

670 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

[657] Yeah, Pedro is done.

671 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

I think you have to go with Andy next inning, but get that pen working.

672 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

cult of basebaal says hello to all of you. he's watching from a bar in LA. he texted me about Matsui-san's HR, while i was teaching. i heard his 2 run single in the car.

Andy = Golden God

673 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

[666] Oh, rbj, with that numbered comment you are supposed to appeal to the Dark Lord of the Diamond.

674 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

I want at least two runs here.

675 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

Durbin's coming in.

676 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

[667] True.

677 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:44 pm

Oh, weeping [657] did you mean Pedro or Andy?

678 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:45 pm

i hope our bats realize we're facing "chad durbin".

then again, our bats include hairston & garnder. : /

679 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:45 pm

Andy is at 75 pitches, with 38 west strikes (which is defined as any pitch that is swung on and missed). In actuality, he should have about 50 strikes.

680 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:45 pm

it's so funny how andy talks into his glove almost all the time and often in times it there is no need to - but then he occasionally mouths the pitch to po

681 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:45 pm

Patience, patience, all Yankee batters.

682 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:45 pm

We have the lead, but I can't help but think we're letting Pedro off easy.

683 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:45 pm

It's getting late fast.

684 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

[678] I have more faith in JHJ

685 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

[683] Okay, Hugh, your "troll" status is officially removed.

686 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

yeah cap!

687 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

that's my CAPTAIN!!!

688 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

YES!

689 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

That'll do Cap. That'll do.

690 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

Yessss!!!

691 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

Matsui's production has been overlooked in the post season. I hope that this game changes this. Can he win MVP?

692 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

ground double for the cap! good way to start

693 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:46 pm

Hairston is 1-8 against Durbin with 4 K's....I really think you bunt here and get the run..runs are too valuable at this point.

694 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

Ooh...Jeter is pressing Matsui for WS MVP.
.
.
.
.
Yeah, i know, I'm tempting the Baseball Gods.

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And for the record, HAirston should BUNT.

695 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

get him over JHJ

696 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

[678] I loved Timmeh's "analysis" that Manuel should bring in Durbin to face the top of the Yanks' lineup because he throws harder than Pedro. And I'm really glad that Manuel listened!

OK JHJ, all you!

697 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

Francisco running through quicksand on that play?

698 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

[683] Hugh I respect that.

699 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

IN THE AIR MARK

700 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

Nice bunt by Hairston.

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701 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

Nice bunt. Almost....
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.
Come on, Teix.

702 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

[694] Dude. Good call.
And he almost reached.

703 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

Oh shit. There goes 0.25 runs....

704 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

[697] Hey!

I hate the bunt. But . . . I'll let it pass this time. JHJ almost beat it out!

705 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:47 pm

good job by j-hair.

man, i wish damon was in there.

make this stand up. ya hear me, Score Truck?!?!!!!!!!

706 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:48 pm

SMASH one Teix. FOR THE LOVE OF MO!!!

707 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:48 pm

[694] I still like Mo for MVP, but Jeter and/or Matsui would be good too.

Or even Andy Pettitte, my dark horse pick

708 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:48 pm

get him in Mark

709 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:48 pm

hit it outta the park, tex

710 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:48 pm

[673] Oh Dark Lord of the Diamond, if you are still listening, 2-3 more runs this inning would be much appreciated. I am willing to barter Pedro Martinez's soul.

711 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

Durbin's afraid to throw a strike

712 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

That's good too!

713 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

TEX!!!!!!!!!!

I KNEW he'd come through eventually!!!

714 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

YEAH BOY!

715 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

WORD. Atta boy, Mark.

716 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

there you go tex!!
score truck time

717 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

Fuck yes.
You're on the mark, Teixeira!

718 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

Slump? What slump?

719 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

Hey! Finally!

Pour some Score Truck on me!

720 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

WAHOO!!!

i fucking LOVES it!!!!

c'mon A-Rod!!!!

721 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

Teix! (About fuckin time!)

722 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

Start the count down? yes, I think so.

723 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

Come on A-Rod. Ice this.

724 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

I refuse to talk MVP. Phillies can score in bunches, folks.

725 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

PAD YOUR STATS!!!

726 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

break it the fuck OPEN

727 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

[710] Dark Lord replies: Nice try, minion. You cannot trade what does not exist.

728 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:49 pm

[719] dude, that's fucking HILARIOUS!!! : )

729 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:50 pm

Buck. Maybe you could mention A-Rod k'd on a pitch he couldn't reach with a paddle.

730 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:50 pm

Tex..True Yankee..

731 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:50 pm

OMG!
ARod must be fucking Joe West's wife.

732 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:50 pm

this is absurd. arod has been screwed on some terrible strike pitches. the yankees haven't gotten one gift call, and have had several actual strikes called balls.

733 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:50 pm

I would definitely take an A-Rod walk here. Definitely.

734 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

joe buck REALLY hates baseball. he sounds half asleep. fucking bitch fuck

735 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

Would Matsui be the first Japanese MVP of the World Series?

736 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

Ball two was in the same spot as strike 2

737 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

[727] But I'm his daddy.

738 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

[735] You would have to think so

739 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

Quoteth Ric Flair, "wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!"

740 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

great AB Alex!!!

741 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

that hit him

742 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

We'll take it.

743 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

Did they hit him again?

744 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

I was 99% expecting that to be a called strike

745 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

Hit again?

746 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

[732] True. But even Joe West couldn't miss that one.

747 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:51 pm

[711] Durbin is not a very good pitcher, no? I can't believe Manuel went to him here. This is the season for his team, and he calls on a guy with a career 5.19 ERA?

williamphi20 is probably on his way to a hospital now after suffering a massive coronary with Durbin blowing his team's season.

And many props to you for showing up tonight, Hugh. Bravo.

That BETTER be ball 4, Country Joe West.

748 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:52 pm

happ - lefty time

749 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:52 pm

top of the order. you use Durbin. sure
now he uses the rookie

750 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:52 pm

Yes, he was hit, but West called it a ball!

751 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:52 pm

Lupica and the other NY media hacks will weep if Matsui not Alex wins the MVP.

752 joe   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:52 pm

Hit the uniform? I'm pretty sure that bounced off his elbow

753 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:53 pm

Greetings Banterites! Let's keep the score truck running full steam...with unlimited fuel!

754 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:53 pm

Hugh, is the word on the street that "all hands are on deck" for this game?

755 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:53 pm

[747] I love your "william from a different city" jokes

756 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:53 pm

jeter's batting .400 in this Serious

757 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

If we get way way way ahead, I think you almost HAVE to put in Bruney to hit Utley.

758 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

One more big hit might ice this thing. We have Matsui and Posada, provided no DP. I like the chances.

759 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

[754] everybody but Lee

760 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

Finish them Hideki

761 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

Keep bringing them in boys!!

762 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

Bruney Runs!!!!!!!

763 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

these commercial breaks for pitching changes are LOOOOOONG! : /

764 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

great trivia q fox fucks

765 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

[755] Thanks! Though I can't take full credit - someone else came up with the first couple (rbj? ms october? I can't remember who.)

766 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

[757] I thought of that, and I'm not usually into that kind of thing.

767 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

[753] Hola WC...Enjoy this one man....We're going to take it.

768 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:54 pm

[754] I would have gone to Hamels or Park in that situation. series was/ is on the line

769 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:55 pm

I wanna meet williampitt24...he should be fun.

770 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:55 pm

[757] No Bruney

771 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:55 pm

I bet Cole Hamels is happy because the season is almost over; and Bretty Myers is happy he can go hit his wife again.

772 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:55 pm

I'ma try Evil!

773 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:55 pm

[757] Is it wrong of me to want to bring in Bruney to hit Country Joe West? Probably.

And let us please hope that the Yanks keep Matsui!

774 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:56 pm

[768] Yes, so would I, but almost no manager will do that. They save top relievers for late innings. It doesn't really make sense, but it's such powerful conventional wisdom.

775 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:56 pm

[771] That's harsh. Poor Mrs. Myers.

776 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:56 pm

[757] i vote to keep it classy

777 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:56 pm

Yeah Joe. That was a strike.

Ass.

778 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:56 pm

[759] So Lee back on 2 days rest?

779 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:56 pm

What kind of dance was that, Tex?

780 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

MATSUI = MVP!

Sayanora Philly.

781 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

mother fucking beast commercial!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

782 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

783 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

I can't imagine that Matsui will go to Seattle. He and Ichiro don't get along. The Yankees should suck it up and keep Matsui.

Matsui is amazing! The MVP is his1

784 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

GODDAMN.

785 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

MVP

MVP

MVP

786 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

Yessssssssss!!!!!!!

787 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

Beast Commercial!!!

MVP. MVP. MVP.

788 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

GOJIRA MATSUI!!!!!!!!!!

He is UNSTOPPABLE!

789 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

Wow.
Wow.
He's locked in. What can you say?

790 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

GODZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!

HOLY FUCKING SHIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

WAHOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

791 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

HOLY FUCK!!!

POUR IT ON!!!!

GODFUCKINGZILLA!!!!!!!!!!!!

792 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

Fuck you Rollins and Fuck you Shitholeadelphia (c)!

793 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

mr. ok jazz - how do you say mvp in japanese?

794 Simone   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

Matsui is winning the game on his own.

795 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:57 pm

HISTORY SHOWS AGAIN AND AGAIN HOW NATURE POINTS UP THE FOLLY OF MAN

796 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:58 pm

History shows again and again how nature points up the folly of man. Godzilla!

797 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:58 pm

Are they chanting MVP at him?

798 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:58 pm

[775] she should leave him; he's got lots of money to support her with.

799 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:58 pm

[795] One rootbeer, delivered to Durham NC, sir.

800 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:58 pm

[797] yep

[795] [796] wow

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801 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

Derek can fucking smell it!!!~

Oh my God, I'm...nothing, nothign...not over yet...

802 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

[774] In that situation - Pedro out after 3 or 4 - I think you're looking for your best long reliever to try and hold the score for 3 or 4 innings. You're not going to your mop up man there or your 6th inning guy, i.e., Durbin.

803 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

Rough night for Posada.

804 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

shouldn't it be louder in the bronx???

805 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

[795], [796] +5

806 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

this is becoming a running theme for Mats and Po

807 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

Mattpat, they almost granted your wish [1].

808 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

My friend just texted me saying he wished Mussina was on the team for this. I agree.

809 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

[799] speaking of root beer, where is chyll?

810 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

Robby Robby!

811 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

C'mon Robbie, get ya some!

812 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 10:59 pm

[795] Great minds....and Blue Oyster Cult.

813 felix holt   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:00 pm

Godzilla for MVP. Jus' sayin'.

Also, this is the best sports night of my life so far.

814 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:00 pm

[808] me too matt

815 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:00 pm

[808] I agree with you...But even more than that I wish Todd Drew was in the front row with a laptop joining us.

816 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:00 pm

C'Mon in Robbie. The water's fine.

817 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:00 pm

[799] i'm drinking a root beer right now! hopefully soon, it'll be celebratory root beer, minus the root...and tears of joy!!! : )

i wish i wasn't so alone here. soooo glad to have all of you!!! : }

818 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:01 pm

[812] Godzilla came up on my iTunes today,

819 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:01 pm

[795][796] one of you owes the other a beer

820 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:01 pm

Todd is with us, shoutin' his ass off!

821 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:01 pm

Hey, that's right, where's Chyll Will?

Damn. Somebody go get him. Who lives in the Bronx?

822 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:01 pm

[808] Hear, hear.

823 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:01 pm

[802] Some of use here would argue that you should use your best reliever period, but that is an age old Bronx Banter debate.

824 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

Oh my God, I can't stop my leg from shaking.

825 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

Shite. Good inning, y'all!! : )

826 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

[813] it's been a pretty fucking great day, all around. i sure was in need of that...

c'mon Andy - keep it right here!!!!

827 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

Shit. Keep diggin' boys, don't stop...ever!

828 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

Andy had a r-e-a-l-l-y long sit. Will he be rusty? Girardi needs to be ready with the quick hook.

829 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

hey, is seamus here?!

830 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

Godzilla = MVP

I need to go self-medicate

831 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:02 pm

Thanks for picking up the slack, Hideki! I was a little worried when Damon came up lame.

832 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:03 pm

[815] Todd Drew & Jim Dean are starting the Banter for the Ruth, Gehrig, DiMaggio, Munson team. They. Kick. Ass.

833 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:03 pm

[828] Hopefully that sit let Andy think about how to put these guys away.

834 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:03 pm

Also, Seamus, where is he?

835 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:03 pm

[808] [809] Yes, yes, and yes.

[821] I'm not in the Bronx, but I might be able to do something . . .

836 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:03 pm

[830] thanks for stopping by, sorry it doesn't look good (not too sorry)

837 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:03 pm

[828] Very short leash. I'm not even convinced he should come back at all...

838 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:03 pm

[824] Chris Matthews?

839 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:04 pm

I predict that Gardner gets on next inning. And scores.

840 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:04 pm

according to sammy b - matsui's 6 rbi ties a ml [post season] record held by bobby richardson in the 1960 serious - pretty cool

841 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:05 pm

6 more outs to Mo

842 jeaner   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:05 pm

this is so fucking (potentially, imminently) awesome

843 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:05 pm

Get warm, Mr. Marte.

844 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:05 pm

No more than 1 runner on base at a time. If any. From now on. Please.

845 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:05 pm

My niece is at the game tonight. Grrr...

Hideki MatMVP. Watched most of this at the laundromat. Wish I was still there since my stupid Yankee-hating roommate is actively trying to get on my nerves.

And Mattpat [1] gets a case of Root Beer from all of us, yeah? >;)

846 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:06 pm

oh good the buying a championship story has started - fuck you goatwhore

847 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:06 pm

get me through this inning Andy

848 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:06 pm

Hey, we summoned Chyll!

849 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:06 pm

[828] Yup.

Ok everyone, what's your bullpen solution?
Pettitte unless it gets dicey.
Mo 8 & 9. Hughes & Joba beforehand. Stretch the latter two as long as possible.

850 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:06 pm

[845] hi chyll we were wondering bout your whereabouts

851 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:06 pm

I just got back, Matsui did it again!!!! ARGRGRGRGHHHH!!!!!
Media going to lose it here!!
MVP!MVP!

852 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:06 pm

Yes.
Gooooood Andy.

853 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:07 pm

Yes!

Eleven to go...

854 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:07 pm

I wish The Big G were still here

there, I said it

855 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:07 pm

[834] i'm guessing he's out at a bar in Shitsburgh, with a buddy or three...

i'm not sure if i told him, but i played a beautiful, new, huge Irish pub in Midtown on Halloween...

856 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:07 pm

[845] I'm actually happy for my niece; she's on a date, so good for her. She gets more bang for her buck! >;)

857 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:07 pm

no reason to go to mo in the 8th unless this gets closer

858 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:07 pm

Roll over and get out, Chutley.

859 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:07 pm

Strike one.

860 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:08 pm

[856] Is that the language you'd want? Dunno how old she is. Glad you're here.

861 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:08 pm

good job by andy not allowing baserunners for utley

862 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:08 pm

That. Was. A. Fucking. Strike!

863 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:09 pm

i hope joe west has explosive diarrhea tonight

864 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:09 pm

[849] Marte for lefties, legit.
Prefer to save Mo for three outs, but if the eighth inning guy gets in trouble I don't really hesitate to go to him.

865 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:09 pm

Meanwhile, We have nearly 900 comments, River Avenue Blues has over 1,000 (several threads), Lohud has over 2,000 (2 threads) and Pete Abraham has 4 comments at his new blog.

866 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:09 pm

Attaboy, Andy, put it in there...

867 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:09 pm

Oh, dammit. That's not what we want to see.
Come on, Andy!

868 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:09 pm

Damnit!

869 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

I'm thinking Country Joe West is feeling jealous that Matsui's getting all the attention.

870 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

[845] Chyll !!!!!!! hey man, i'm moving!!!! it's been a huge ordeal. got it all in order today. soon - NO more downstairs crackhead neighbors!!!! alas!!!! : D

AN-DY PE-TTITTE

as zen as he is, he hears it and it's GOTTA feel good.

damn it, lost Chutley / Pat Riley

871 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

Shit. Dang Joe west, where's the plate when we need it?

872 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

Keep this load in the park.

873 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

FUCK

874 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

Damn.

875 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

Fuck!

876 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

Uh oh

877 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

Oh, dammit. Shit.

You could see in his first at bats that he was getting over his problem.

878 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

PHUCK!

879 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

shit - still 7-3 thouh

880 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:10 pm

Of course.

881 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

Slugfest?

882 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

I've been calling a Howard homer tonight for 2 days. Still - 4 run lead, no one one. Go Yankees!

883 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

fuuuuck, really Joe?

884 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

Okay, I think it's time for Philthy.

885 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

well, that SUCKS. sub optimal.

still need 11 outs.

buckle down, Andrew Eugene

886 OldYanksFan   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

LEAVE ANDY ALONE!
Don't use Mo for 3!!!!!!!!!!!!!

887 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

Stop them NOW!

888 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:11 pm

[848],[850] I a the genie of the lamp... phenomenal cosmic power! (In an itty-bitty space!) >;)

Okay, so Ryna Howard gets his. Good for you, thanks for coming, and have a safe trip home...

889 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

bear down andy

890 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

Dammit. One more batter at most...

891 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

Get the 2nd out. Screw you Werth.

892 inOhio   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

Andy has to get through six. If he can't get through this inning we lose. JMO.

893 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

[856] Glad to see you, Chyll. I was going to send you a message - looks like it wasn't necessary!

C'mon Andy, bear down baby, go get 'em!

894 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

beautiful pitch there

895 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

Siddown.

896 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

NICE

897 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

Bravo, Andy.

Bravo.

898 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

[887] He will and then Joba for the 7th

899 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

great pitch andy!!

900 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

Beauty.

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901 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:12 pm

That's OUR Andy!!

902 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

Is Joe West consulting a Magic 8 ball for balls & strikes.

Yes!

903 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

Nice recovery, Andy!

904 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

YES!!!

Andy can get Chutley & Werth out. me likey.

905 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

I want at least one more run next inning

906 jeaner   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

Oh Andy Pettite

907 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

Pettite is dealing

908 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

Crud.
Yeah, Andy's out of gas.

909 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

I love you, Andy Pettitte.

I love you.

910 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:13 pm

Stop it now!

911 mehmattski   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

OK Joba. Please don't suck.

912 Hugh Mulcahy   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

[907] was

913 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

D'oh. Nothing's easy.
Hey Andy.
Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap. Clap.

914 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

Good call, Joba time.
I'd go to Hughes, but it's a toss-up.

915 Emma Span   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

This seems like an ideal time to break out the lucky talking Yankees bottle opener. Not to mention the beer.

916 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

phenomenal work golden god

917 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

STANDIG OVATION FOR ANDY PETTITTE!

918 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

[standing and clapping for Andy Pettitte]

919 jeaner   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

OK, c'mon JOba, let's get the hell out of this inning

920 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

i stood and cheered Andy.

man, do i love that guy!

921 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

Tell Joba for every waste pitch he throws two feet outside, he gets a quarter million dollar fine.

922 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

great job by Andy, anyone of us would've gladly signed up for that line

923 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:14 pm

[915] Yeah, might be time for an adult beverage. The Phillies were not gonna just roll over, folks...but we will prevail!

924 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:15 pm

Ok, Wade Boggs rode a horse. Since Alex is a Centaur, does that mean someone will ride him (no Kate Hudson jokes!)

There I said it.

925 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:15 pm

no one gives up the title belt..you have to take it..

Cmon JOBAMANIA!!

926 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:15 pm

[920] So did I. So do I.

927 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:15 pm

Do it for Andy, Todd and all who have sacrificed to bring us here. Shut 'em down, and score like NO tomorrow! Do it!

928 jeaner   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:15 pm

[915] What does your bottle opener say?

929 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

[892] 5 2/3rd's is close enough.

we a'ight!

930 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

Btw, lest we forget: three days' rest.

931 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

Too tight to linger but ...

Go ahead, ASK me how much I like Andy Pettitte.

And Hideki gets the keys to the city so far.

Back to Joba. Do it, young Chamberlain.

932 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

[930] Good point

933 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

let's stop them here and get back to work against their crappy bullpen

934 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

[929] From your lips brother!

935 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

[925] To be the man, you gotta beat the man. If ya wanna ride space mountain, ya gotta walk that aisle.....woooooooooooooooooooo! Ya gotta style and profile like the Nature Boy, custom made from head to toe! woooooooooooooo!

936 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:16 pm

Let's go, Joba!

No games!

937 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:17 pm

[928] my bottle opener is on my fridge atop a picture of my grandpa & me. later, i'm gonna crack a beer with him (his spirit/memory) and raise my glass to my hero!!! : )

938 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:17 pm

C'mon Joba!!!

939 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:17 pm

Okay, Joba and Phil till we get to the scary Philadelphia lefties. Then Marte. Then Mo.

940 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:17 pm

Good Start.

941 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

[924] No problem with Kate riding a centaur tonight.

942 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

Oh fuck you Joba

943 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

Don't get cute, Joba. Get this punk.

944 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

[937] Do you know that I don't even own a bottle opener???
True! I use a fork or my teeth.

945 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

Strike two...

Come on, Joba, do this.

946 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

Joba Joba Joba!
Beauty.

947 51cq24   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

joba!!

948 RagingTartabull   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

nice job!

949 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

Bravo!!!!!!!

FUCKING HELL YEAHY!!!!!

950 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

9.

951 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:18 pm

thatta boy joba

952 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:19 pm

Okay. Nine more outs ladies and gents.

Lets get another two runs here

953 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:19 pm

Centaur Fielding!

954 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:19 pm

Atta boy Joba. Great job. Time to run the score truck indefinitely, on all 8, and full throttle!!

955 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:20 pm

Kate should ride the Kosher Hog!!!

speaking of which, i have a Hebrew National for her!!!! ; )

[sorry.]

[944] or your forked tongue!!! : p

956 jeaner   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:20 pm

is it wrong to want another insurance run here?

957 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:20 pm

Goddamn Howard. : (

958 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

I know this might sound corny, but.

If something special happens tonight, I'm glad we were all able to watch "together." I've had a lot of fun here over the last few years

959 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

[956] No, my child, it is perfectly natural. We all want runs. That's why the good Lord created the Score Truck.

960 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

[956] I was thinking more like a multi-run Philly-spirit-crushing rally.

961 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

[860] My niece is 31, I'm hoping that kinda language doesn't bother her. She just called and said she's actually at a bar, not inside the stadium >;)

[870] Awesome!!! Congrats, now let e borrow your mojo to apply it to my situation >;)

962 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

[956] Never.

963 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

9 to go!
Mr. Spacely here told me not to bother "looking busy"..they know what comes first today! Lucky to have good people here..I'll be treating the Guinness and sake tonight..if we get 9 more outs!

964 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

[958] Nice.

965 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:21 pm

[956] NEVER wrong. Runs unlimited...ENGAGE!

966 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:22 pm

show Lady Liberty!!!!

967 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:22 pm

That's ok. Get one back this inning.

968 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:22 pm

[958] I was just thinking the same thing.

969 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:22 pm

[958} me too!! Banter Hug?

970 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:22 pm

If Swish gets on, Brett bunts, right?

971 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

let's get those runs back!

972 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

I'd like to see a Matsui triple

973 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

[961] Cool.

More runs, please.

974 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

Guessing/Fooled Swisher has returned, it seems...ooooh...almost a cheapie!

975 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

That was exciting.

976 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

Good try.

977 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

[963] Mr. Spacely!!! ha hah ah aha hah ah ah ah ah ah !

978 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:23 pm

[973] For the NY Yankees, that is.

979 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:24 pm

[970] Not before he's 0-2.

980 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

Good job, Nick, good job.

Do your stuff, Gritner.

981 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

good base clogging nicky

982 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

[961] thanks, man! i don't think it's 'mojo'. it's been a major fucking stressful pain in the arse. i've been pro-active about it every single day for awhile now.

good start, Swish!

983 rbj   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

[969] Banter Hug.

I want a Banter High Five in the ninth.

BHF, BHF, BHF!

984 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

Bunt, please.

985 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

have to bunt right?

986 jeaner   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

[978] well, doesn't THAT go without saying?
I'm just sayin'..

987 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

Score now, score often. Make it a priority and a mission.

988 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

I wonder how fast the counter at Replacement Level Yankees Weblog comes down tonight? It currently says:

It has been 3295 days, 22 hours, 25 minutes, and 25 seconds since the New York Yankees have won a World Series.

989 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

He's not showing bunt

990 joe   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:25 pm

Gardner is the best bunter in the american league?

991 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:26 pm

Hey. Gardner's the best bunter in the AL. Thanks. McAsshole.

992 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:26 pm

Bunt, please, even with two strikes.

993 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:26 pm

[983] HUG

994 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:26 pm

oh lord jesus this guy manages to take a strike even when bunting - c'mon grtner!!

995 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:26 pm

[988] You'd better be resetting that counter tonight.

996 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:27 pm

Best bunter in the league right there

997 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:27 pm

That was one awful looking bunt. Still, please bunt again with two strikes.

998 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:27 pm

T-Mac jinxed Gardners' bunting ability, the putz.

999 Chyll Will   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:27 pm

Gardy can do no (blank)...

1000 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:27 pm

Tim McCarver internal monologue: "Hmmm, Bret Gardner. Don't know what to say. I'll just make up anything, nobody will notice."

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1001 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:27 pm

[999] Oh, I love Mad Libs!

1002 Evil Empire   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

[995] I'm going to watch it at the last out to see if they do reset it.

1003 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

Please don't ever invite me onto any Gardner bandwagons next year. He drives me fuckin' nuts!

1004 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

let's go derek

1005 monkeypants   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

I have to admit, Mountain Man Chan Ho Park makes me smile.

1006 Sliced Bread   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

t'sup yos? so if we win this thing Boggs rides the Centaur around the infield?

1007 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

g vbnchcf vzdv

1008 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

Nice job, Gardner.

Christ almighty.

1009 Emma Span   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

[928] The bottle opener, whenever it touches metal, has a John Sterling call: "The pitch is... swung on and hit to deep right field! It is high, it is far, IT IS... GONE! Grand Slam! The Yankees win! Theeeeeeee Yankees win!"

Pretty loud, too. Needless to say, if you have a group of friends over, it gets old in a hurry, but during a game it is scientifically proven* to be lucky.

*Not FDA approved.

1010 thelarmis   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

good god he SUCKS with the stick

1011 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

Fuck Gardy, we needed you.

1012 Just Fair   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

Buy the Brett Gardner Tee. You put it in your garage and stare at it all winter.
arggggggggggggggggggggggggggg

1013 Shaun P.   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

[958] Back at you, dude. I couldn't imagine not going through this with all of you.

1014 matt b   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:28 pm

[1000] I thnk you've got it - he's thinking "Hell, no one listening outside of a handful of Yankee fans knows ANYTHING about this guy, they'll buy it!"

1015 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:29 pm

[1006] Funny, yet disturbing.

1016 Emma Span   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:29 pm

[1009] Also, lest you think I would ever buy something like that - it was a present from my mom years and years ago.

1017 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:29 pm

Brett Gardner is a somethingsomething

1018 wcyankee   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:29 pm

Time to light up Park, just like 4th of July. BAM, BAM BOOM! Let's go boys!!!

1019 ms october   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:29 pm

[1003] me too - his speed is great - but he has some bad habits/tendencies that drives me coocoo

1020 RIYank   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:30 pm

[1014] Also I got comment 1000, so it's automatically true.

1021 Mattpat11   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:30 pm

[1012] And lets not forget the "triple" in the third.

1022 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Nov 4, 2009 11:30 pm