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First thing that pops into my head about tonight’s game is: If Josh Beckett plunks someone will there be a fight? In a chat at Boston.com, our old chum, Pete Abraham thinks so. There hasn’t been a good brawl between the Yanks and Sox in a few years. I used to like fantasizing about them, but now, I’m not so keen on the idea. Jeez, the last thing the Yanks need is to get somebody else hurt.

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1 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2010 1:24 pm

i think the best fight would be shutting them out 10-zip. i don't care for violence - in basebrawl or anywhere else...

2 Paul   ~  May 18, 2010 1:34 pm

[1] Agree completely. Beat them by beating them.

3 Mattpat11   ~  May 18, 2010 1:37 pm

I was absolutely shocked when Matsuzaka didn't start throwing at people after the first five runs scored.

I'd be floored if Beckett doesn't start tonight

4 standuptriple   ~  May 18, 2010 1:47 pm

After all the times he's beaned the Yanks I think they need to return the favor. As much as I hate doing it in the 1st, it might be a better strategic move, causing the umps to warn both benches and taking the inner half away from Sheriff Josh early on.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  May 18, 2010 1:52 pm

the Red Sox just need hugs.

That said, Youk might want to borrow Cervelli's helmet. Joba's available tonight.

[4] good point. CC doesn't mind playing sheriff. Big Man's been getting touched up lately. Hopefully he's in the groove tonight.

6 Alex Belth   ~  May 18, 2010 2:00 pm

I hope the rain doesn't become a problem. While it'd be good for the hurting guys to have another day, it'd be a drag if CC couldn't go tonight cause then he'd be skipped on Sunday.

7 williamnyy23   ~  May 18, 2010 2:06 pm

If the game gets rained out, I wonder if that creates another "pickle" in which Javy sees his start skipped once again?

Sabathia must being doing rain dances because the skies seem to open every day that he starts.

8 Diane Firstman   ~  May 18, 2010 2:14 pm


Pettitte passed it on after Spring Training?

9 ms october   ~  May 18, 2010 2:18 pm

yeah i used to really want the yanks to get angry with the sox and fight back, but now i don't.
and i really want joba to stay away from ugly - i just think there is no way for that to end up okay.

i really hope this game doesn't mess up the rotation. it will be good to get the big man on the mound tonight to hopefully give the pen a break - and i'm going sat night and want to see hughes, not somehow meat tray.

10 RagingTartabull   ~  May 18, 2010 2:24 pm

I had tickets for tonight but can't make it for a family obligation, so I'm actually rooting for a rainout

11 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2010 2:26 pm

the blow jays' offense is really kicking. they're already up 9-1 on the twinks. both wells & bautista have 11 homers...

12 a.O   ~  May 18, 2010 2:39 pm

I don't want to see a fight either, but Beckett cannot be allowed to continue throwing at our hitters with impugnity. If MLB won't stop this a-hole, then the Yankee staff is forced to step in.

13 Diane Firstman   ~  May 18, 2010 2:40 pm


If only we still had Don Zimmer on our team .... he'd fight Beckett!

14 Mattpat11   ~  May 18, 2010 2:44 pm

[10] Our friend would kill you if he heard that. He's been worried about a rainout all week.

15 NYYfan22   ~  May 18, 2010 2:45 pm

I can appreciate the high emotion and playing hard. Sometimes that breeds a questionable play, i.e. Tex coming in hard when there's a play at the plate. But throwing at a batter intentionally is just bush-league and juvenile. Let the Red Sox be known as the bratty kid brother. Beat them with runs scored. And yeah, for the love of cripes NO MORE INJURIES!

btw, y'all hear all the trash talk going public down in Miami with the Marlins? What a joke, man. Hanley Ramirez loafed on a booted ball in the 2nd (allowing 2 runs on the play). Fredi Gonzalez took him out of the game after that half-inning. Now he's holding him out of the lineup until he apologizes to the team, and Ramirez won't--just criticizing Fredi for being a bad manager and never playing in the show. haha fucking rich spoiled assholes.

16 RIYank   ~  May 18, 2010 2:47 pm

[15] I'd trade Ramiro Pena for him, straight up. Jetes can play OF.

17 Diane Firstman   ~  May 18, 2010 2:48 pm


say ..... didn't Hanley come up with the Red Sox? :-)

18 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2010 2:51 pm

[15/17] yes, hanley came up w/ the shit sox. part of the fuckett/lowell trade.

hanley got hurt the inning before the misplay in the field. fouled a ball off his shin. wes helms called him out big time and so did the manager. not the first time. i'd love to have him on our team!

19 williamnyy23   ~  May 18, 2010 2:55 pm

[15] HanRam can loaf on my team any day.

20 JohnnyC   ~  May 18, 2010 2:56 pm

Abraham thinks a brawl would jump-start the Red Sox. I say just play the game, beat 'em, and then leave them in the dust. They used the Arod incident in 2004 to mount their comeback during the season. Don't get lured into their sick psychodrama.

21 NYYfan22   ~  May 18, 2010 3:00 pm

[18] Did you watch the play? He's claiming that he ran as fast as he could.. dude wasn't even hobbling at all. No limp. Just a look of embarrassment after kicking the ball from the short left CF grass all the way to the corner and then jogging after it. I agree with Gonzalez in this case. But mainly, it's just retarded that the 2nd place team in the NL East has to be doing this publicly.

And yes, I'd love to have Hanley on the Yanks, too. Jeter in CF mayhaps?

22 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2010 3:03 pm

[21] nope, didn't see it. but, yeah - he's still a great player and there's too much drama there in miami...

23 Andyroo   ~  May 18, 2010 3:13 pm

Is it me or does it seem like Frankie Brains gets thrown at a lot?

24 knuckles   ~  May 18, 2010 3:17 pm

Pete Abe is just wishing and hoping for a situation that allows him to slag A-Rod with impunity again. Kinda tough lately, what with all the clutch homers and all…

25 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2010 3:19 pm

ooh, i'm changing my tune people ...

my ex-g/f just texted me from worcestor - about the red sox playing the "spankees" tonight.

that's it - it's ON!!!

i'm all about throwing at their batters now! all of them! pull a Doc Ellis!!! ; )

26 RagingTartabull   ~  May 18, 2010 3:29 pm

[14] oh because we both know it takes so much to push him over the edge

27 thelarmis   ~  May 18, 2010 3:37 pm

rays already up 5-1 and threatening...

later people.


28 Diane Firstman   ~  May 18, 2010 4:02 pm

Trevor Hoffman, entrusted with a 4-2 lead in the bottom of the 9th against the Reds today, allows a walk and four hits (including ANOTHER homer), blows another save.

Kinda sad ....

I hope Mo doesn't implode like this any-year soon.

29 patrick b   ~  May 18, 2010 4:09 pm

I could see Frankie rubbing some red ass the wrong way (is there a good way?). He does a fist-pump after big strikeouts, jumps-up and starts heading to the dug-out before the 3rd strike has been called. I love his energy and enthusiasm and I certainly don't think he's showing anybody up but I could actually see someone having an issue with it whereas the Dallas Braden stuff is pure psychodrama. I thought Beckett was throwing at him last time around. Beckett was pissed that he stepped out before a pitch on two at-bats and clearly threw up and in at him twice (the second time with a 3-2 count and the bases loaded).

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