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Keep Fallin' on my Head

Tonight’s game has been called on the count of rain. They’ll play two tomorrow.

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1 RIYank   ~  May 11, 2010 7:05 pm

For comic relief, check out this speech by Boston Mayor Tom Menino.

You can read the article for an explanation, but it's more fun just to watch the video (and more important, listen). It really needs no explanation or comment.

2 cult of basebaal   ~  May 11, 2010 7:25 pm

Vulture to the DL with bulging disc in his back.

Not good, not good.

3 rbj   ~  May 11, 2010 7:51 pm

[1] Someone should make an ionic column out of that speech.

I'm kinda glad the game's been postponed. Cold & wet, especially for an older team, spells hamstring or quad. Yankees can't afford anymore injuries.

4 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 11, 2010 8:59 pm

Today's Reggie posts make up for the rain delay!

My all-time favortie Yankees (only those from since I became a fan):

Donnie Baseball
the Captain
Willie Randolph
Steve Balboni (yes, I once argued with my Mets fans friends that Bye-Bye would hit more home runs than Strawberry..the 80s were not a good time to grow up a Yankee fan..sigh..)

5 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 9:24 pm

[4] no bernabe?! huh.

6 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 11, 2010 9:43 pm

[5] i Loved Bernie, but he wasn't one of my all-time favorites. As a kid I idolized Reggie but tried to be Willie Randolph when I played baseball (i was a 2B for awhile).

7 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 10:01 pm

[6] yeah man, i loved willie growing up. met him outside the stadium when i was real little. it was cool, 'coz i loved him before that chance meeting.

i'd have to think about my list, beyond the obvious, but here are some:


i really liked Pags a lot when i was a young teen. and i've always been a Rickey fan, no matter what team he was on ('cept the shit sox, of course!) ditto for boBBy. there are others, of course, and yes - i love reggie.

8 Alex Belth   ~  May 11, 2010 10:09 pm

That's a good question. Off the top of my head:

El Duque
A Rod

Also, big fan of Nettles, Lou Piniella, Dan Pasqua, Pags, Jetes, Coney, Wells, Paulie O, Posada, Matsui, oh hell, and so many more.

9 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 11, 2010 10:18 pm

[7][8] Oh, how could I forget Rickey! Though I tend to think of him more as an A' rather than a Yankee..

Loved Winfield and El Duque too. And maximum love to bespectacled banjo-hitting Alvaro Espinoza, career .279 OBP., 66OPS+...66!!!

10 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 10:40 pm

[9] espinoza's BFOG+ was off the charts! as was, of course, luis sojo's : )

[8] yeah - coney, paulie, po, mats. sooo many more...!!!

11 Mattpat11   ~  May 11, 2010 10:58 pm

On the bright side, Javy didn't get lit up tonight

12 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 11, 2010 11:00 pm

[10] 1990, Espy had 472 plate appearences, with these splits: .224/.258/.274

.274 slugging%!!! only 20 years ago and still SS like this got a lot of ABs..how times have changed..

what is BFOG+? Can I find that at FanGraphs?

13 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 11:28 pm

[11] he's postponing that! ; )

[12] BFOG = Belly Full O' Guts (Torre Meter)!!!

speaking of yankees who are mostly thought of as players for other teams... i was always a big fan of Rock Raines...

14 Mattpat11   ~  May 11, 2010 11:29 pm

I just read on LoHud that with Johnson out (and like I said, I don't expect him to come back.) we're going to go back to the rotating DH idea that was such a failure in 2008.

I really, really hate this team sometimes.

15 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 11:30 pm

i hope Diane sees that the Twinkies' record is 21-12

(Rush reference for the uninitiated!)

16 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 11, 2010 11:33 pm

[13] You baaastid, you had me there with "BFOG+"!! So many new stats that I can't keep up with, actually was looking for it online, D'oh!!
I liked Raines too, great all-round player.

[14] Meanwhile Matsui plays daily for a terrible Angels team...sigh...

[15] I liked Rush in HS but now that I know Neil Peart is an Ayn Rand fan...yuck!!!

17 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 11:34 pm

damn. i'll miss the game on espn tomorrow night due to teaching...

18 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 11:38 pm

[16] HA! that's hilarious, though totally not my intent to try and getcha! : )

oh man, Rush RULE! fuck, i don't know shit about ayn rand and don't care to, nor do i care if neil peart (pronounced peer-t, not pert like the old shampoo!) likes her. man, that guy has lived through some serious tragedy. i'm just glad he's still at it. the last rush studio album was my fave of theirs in upwards of 20 years.

they're about to release their first ever cd single, documentary dvd and embark on another tour, on which (i believe) they'll be playing Moving Pictures (1981) in its entirety. i plan on being there (even though it's a teaching night for me. we'll see...).

19 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 11, 2010 11:48 pm

[18] It's pronounced "Peer-t" and not "Pert"(Shampoo)?? I never knew that...had no idea they were still touring and making records! Am sure live it's still fun but...Iwhen we're off the jazz you get the metal, i'll take the soul& hip-hop!

LIstening now to The Ethiopians, awesome rocksteady from late60s Jamaica. Warm weather is finally here so reggae & West African tunes aplenty to get into some cold-beer drinking, outdoor food stall snacking mood here in Tokyo.

Oh, you see how Trey Hillman is getting criticism for allowing Gil Meche to go over 120+ pitches despite his injury history? I can't help thinking that's the influcence from his Japan managerial days..I've watched Yu Darvish go 140+ pitches several times (he's only just 23!!)...it's why I'm not surpised about Dice-K flaming out in Boston..I watched him when he was 19 years old in the big leagues here, routinely going 120+ pitches, or higher..

20 thelarmis   ~  May 11, 2010 11:54 pm

[19] yup, "peer-t". sure is! he hates being called "pert". which is understandable, as it's not his name! yeah man, they're still great live, as their last few dvd's attest. they've been putting out records every few years. most not very good, but the latest one - Snakes & Arrows, from 2007 - was rather *amazing*! the live cd/dvd set is also really great.

i played "it's a man's man's world" tonight with a middle school orchestra. it was a lotta fun! my guitarist and i were ringers for a pops concert. we played all kinda songs with the kids and had a blast!

yup, i read that same neyer article about hillman.

21 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 12, 2010 12:06 am

[20] That must be fun working with a school orchestra, if the kids are really dedicated and now goofing around.

Too many good baseball books released recently, am going to have to wait till the offseason to dive in. Emma's book, Reggie and Steinbrenner bios, Mays and Aaron bios, + I have a copy of Buck O'neil's boko on my shelf that I havn't read yet..and the usual jazz mags to catch up on..

22 thelarmis   ~  May 12, 2010 12:08 am

[21] yeah man, the kids were really great! fun show

and don't forget Josh Wilker's Cardboard Gods. i just got it for my brothers' upcoming birthday. i'm gonna get my Pop the Willie book for Father's Day next month. yeah man, too much to read, esp w/ all the stuff online i hit daily. not enough time in the day.

i'm out. have a good one, catch ya tomorrow night!

23 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 12, 2010 12:13 am

[22] that one too, + "The Machine".
Have a good one, hope they Take Two tomorrow!

24 NYYfan22   ~  May 12, 2010 5:16 am

[Mr. OK & thelarmis] Maaaaaan... I missed out on the Rush convo. dammit. One of my all-time fav bands.

[15] 2112. What an amazing record. I regularly blast it in my car (between episodes of Fresh Air on NPR).

[19] dude... you consider Rush to be metal? That's weird.. I never thought of it that way. Always just called it prog rock and music for musicians.

[20] good stuffs with the orch. I love working with young musicians. And, yeah, it makes a huge diff when they enjoy it, too.

Anyways... I'm at work now till 5pm. Let's Go Yan-Kees!

25 Diane Firstman   ~  May 12, 2010 8:28 am


Thank you! (hugs)

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