"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Luck Be a Score Truck Tonight

Yanks go for the quick sweep of the Twins. Minnie won the last game in the New York series and now try to save face at home. Nice-looking new ball park out there, too. There were some gorgeous shots of the sunset and the moon against the city skyline on the YES broadcast last night.

We’ll see if Javy’s finger is a problem. Or anything else for that matter. But he’s had a couple of decent starts. Hope he builds on it.

Be nice to have have the Score Truck show up and take ‘em back home to the BX in style.

Whadda ya say, boys?

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1 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 7:46 pm

I want 8+ runs tonight. How 'bout dingers from Alex and Tex? Whadda ya say?

2 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 7:59 pm

Derek Jeter SS
Brett Gardner CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Juan Miranda DH
Francisco Cervelli C
Kevin Russo LF

On one hand, Gardner is back in the 2 spot a game after switching him and Swisher paid off big.

On the other hand, Russo continues to get at bats in LF regardless of pitcher handedness.

3 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:13 pm

way to go, Jetes!

4 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:14 pm

Feeling good about Mark from this moment on this year...

5 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 8:16 pm

[4] Looking good so far!

6 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:16 pm

THADDA BABY

7 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:16 pm

3 run bomb?

8 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:16 pm

Oh, that first pitch, Alex!

LOL

9 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:17 pm

Dammit. He's off. Late on the 0-1 heater RIGHT OVER THE PLATE.

DAMN

10 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:17 pm

Lucky ass almost looked at strike three.

11 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:18 pm

FAT FUCKTARD.

12 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:18 pm

Git the led out of your ass, Chubb Rock.

13 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:18 pm

Alex really does seem to have lost a step.

14 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:19 pm

(You're killing me, Belth. Hah ah haha a!)

15 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 8:20 pm

Tonite on Banter ... Alex vs Alex!

=)

16 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:22 pm

That's got some nice break, that pitch. Some kind of slider?

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:24 pm

Why would you walk someone in front of Mauer?

18 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:25 pm

"Wow, that hurt!"
--Andy on the strain his fist-pump inflicted on his arm.
Hehh eheh eheh.

19 Dimelo   ~  May 27, 2010 8:26 pm

Well, I'm stuck at the airport in Tampa cause of some bad weather in NY, mostly delays in LGA, but I found a corner, an electrical socket, and I'm able to listen to the game from my blackberry. Almost feels like home, just that I'm 3+ hour plane ride away. Sometimes this as good as it gets.

20 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:27 pm

A Rod's just late, the fucker. Once it clicks he'll be a monster.

21 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:28 pm

Meanwhile, I like the ad for Blue Bunny ice cream behind home plate, surrounding the left handed battters like Mauer here.

22 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:28 pm

"For those who aren't cool like me, who don't know hip hop."
That was actually very funny. Kay actually made me laugh.

23 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:28 pm

Jesus. Well, c'mon, when you hang a horseshit slider like that, what do you expect Mauer to do with it. Now, let's see the Twins come through same spot, first and third, one out..

24 Dimelo   ~  May 27, 2010 8:29 pm

Geez, Javy.

25 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:29 pm

Javy isn't proud of his stuff.

26 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 8:30 pm

gee eye dee pee, please.

(hey everyone)

27 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:30 pm

C'mon that's a pussy pitch, Javy. Go after him. He's nibbling.

28 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 8:30 pm

[20} So was Kate Hudson...

29 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:30 pm

We'll take the out for the run.

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:31 pm

Man, those base on balls.

31 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:31 pm

Happy Birthday, Minnesota!

32 Dimelo   ~  May 27, 2010 8:31 pm

Javy's back to his old shitty, sucky, self. He's our John Maine.

33 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:31 pm

[21] Heh hehhehehh.

34 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:33 pm

He doesn't want to throw strikes.

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:33 pm

And when he does...

36 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 8:33 pm

Good to be lucky

37 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:34 pm

Classic. That was right out of Bugs Bunny. Tex reached up with his left arm, the ball stuck in his glove as it went racing by, and Tex almost looked like Travolta in Saturday Night Fever.

Happy BIRTHDAY MARK!

38 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 8:35 pm

There's gonna be a weekly talk show on ESPN in 2011 called Thames n' Thome on Things.

39 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:35 pm

He needs to change speeds and attack the zone. If he can't figure out how to keep them off-balance, he's a dead duck out there.

Not sure quite what his plan is.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:36 pm

[37] Travolta. You are so funny, Alex. Indeed.

41 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 8:37 pm

[38] Pronounced in NY: Dems, Tomes, and Tings.

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:38 pm

Hah aha ha a a!!
They're a pretty good comedy duo.
Leiter's the perfect straight guy to Kay's doofus.

43 tocho   ~  May 27, 2010 8:38 pm

happy birthday to the ground!!!

44 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 8:39 pm

uhh.. there's a very unflattering picture of Javy on the mlb.com frontpage right now. hehe

45 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:39 pm

Not a bad pitch Nick popped up, guess it had just enough late moment so that he couldn't square it up...

46 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:40 pm

Miranda's had some good sounding outs...that wasn't one of them.

Fug.

47 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:40 pm

Gah.

48 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:44 pm

shoot

49 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 8:44 pm

Ooop, wife's calling...be back in a bit...

50 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:46 pm

Here we go.

51 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:47 pm

They hit everything hard.

Fucking Vazquez (poor bastard) has nothing out there.

Again.

52 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:47 pm

One after another after another.

53 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:47 pm

CRACK!

54 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 8:48 pm

Well, at least we'll likely get to celebrate the return of Chad Gaudin tonite ...

55 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 8:49 pm

No Likee. There could be a big crooked number up there before the Yanks get out of this.

56 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 8:49 pm

His bat has been sad this year, but Teix's glove always makes me happy!

57 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:50 pm

Javy trying to get his ERA back up to 9 where it belongs.

58 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:51 pm

[56] It's such a beautiful thing. And so valuable.

How many years did we suffer the former #25 "playing" first?

59 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:51 pm

CRACK!!!!!

60 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:51 pm

All over the park.

61 randym77   ~  May 27, 2010 8:51 pm

So, is it a bad finger, or just bad Javy?

62 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 8:52 pm

Wasn't batting practice over an hour ago?

63 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:52 pm

[6] Well, what's he had, like one and a half good starts?

64 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:53 pm

That was for randym77.
[62] It sure sounds like bp, no?

65 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 8:53 pm

Broken bat liner back up the middle.

Has there been even one tapper or pop up?

66 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 8:55 pm

[61] Badfinger="Day After Day". Javy futility?

67 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 8:57 pm

"paging doctor gaudin. doctor gaudin.. please report to the mound for 5 or 6"

68 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 8:59 pm

How is Javy looking? Were they cheap runs?

Excuse the non-game thread interjection, but just caught up on the movie chat from earlier. This quote from our hots AB killed me: "Todd Solondz. My life isn’t long enough to put up with his misanthropic nonsense." 100% agree!

I've walked out/shut off many films. Have particular animosity for anything with Meg Ryan ("In The Cut" was bad for so many reasons, the horrid Jane Campion and awful Meg Ryan together trying to be "edgy"? ) Can't stand Steven Speilberg either for the most part, and on the arty-side of the street, I have trouble sitting through most Fellini films..there are at least 6 Italian maestros that surpass him in le grande cinema!

69 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 8:59 pm

This has the makings of a very long game; though, at least it'll be over quickly at this rate ...

70 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 9:03 pm

[68] Far from cheap. The Yankees are lucky not to be down by 7.

71 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 9:03 pm

THWACK!

72 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 9:05 pm

Did that guy just take a bite out of the pork chop?

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 9:06 pm

That guy should be removed from the stadium.

74 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:06 pm

That guy behind Kim was a clown, the second guy with the broom was dumb too but biting the pork chop was good. I don't know why Kay thinks it's disgusting.

75 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 9:07 pm

That was sort of funny (for those not watching YES..Kim Jones being harrassed by a Yankee fan on camera. He ate her Pork Chop on a stick).

76 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:07 pm

Kay needs to shut up and stop whinning. He sounds like he's still doing his day job.

77 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 9:08 pm

[74] MK is a picky eater.

78 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 9:08 pm

[75] wait. she was standing there with pork chop on a stick? Was that what the piece was about? And then he leaned over and bit it?

79 randym77   ~  May 27, 2010 9:09 pm

Why does Kim have a pork chop on a stick?

80 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 9:11 pm

[78] Other topics discussed, but she mentioned the PC on a stick, and then this guy took a bite out of it. Kim was really exposed to the crowd in the outfield, and she couldn't do anything about it.

81 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 9:12 pm

Gardner's refound his stroke, it looks. More liners and flares than grounders.

82 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 9:13 pm

[78] I'm sure that guy wouldn't have done it had it been a male reporter.

83 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:14 pm

I don't understand! That was a terrible pitch to swing at on 3-0.

84 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 9:15 pm

When they turn you loose on 3-0 it doesn't mean you have to swing at ball four. (At this moment) Teix could help bury the oil well leak.

85 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:17 pm

Doo Doo for Alex...

86 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:18 pm

There you go. Very nice, Al Oliver. Nice stroke.

87 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 9:18 pm

Good hit, Robbie.

88 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:18 pm

C'mon Swish.

89 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 9:19 pm

[86] You think Cano looks like Al Oliver?

90 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2010 9:20 pm

Hey team.
Well, crappy Javy tonight, looks like. I just got in.
We'll definitely need the Score Truck, AB, you were right.

91 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 9:20 pm

[68] Join me in the old thread, we can hack up recent Spielberg together!

92 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:20 pm

Well, done. Now time for Miranda to have a good sounding RBI!

93 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:21 pm

89) Nope but he hits line drives like him!

94 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:21 pm

C'MON PUT ONE IN THE SEATS, bring the TRUCK!

95 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:21 pm

fucking crap. Nice Groundzilla impression.

96 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 9:22 pm

Huh. Interesting, the two 2-out hits make that an earned run.

I guess that makes sense when I think about it ...

97 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2010 9:22 pm

Hm, I wonder if change-ups are the reason Juan Miranda isn't a big league hitter.

98 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 9:25 pm

hi team - sounds like javy was not hot to begin the game.

99 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 9:26 pm

[97] I believe LHP and a so-so glove are the reasons he's not a big leaguer ...

Except he likely is. Earl Weaver would know exactly what to do with him.

100 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 9:28 pm

well maybe javy just needed me to get home and turn on the game :}

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101 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 9:28 pm

[91] I think Most Speilberg is trash.."Schindler's List" is among the most over-rated films ever..Liked "Raiders.." and "Close Encounters.." but...

102 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:28 pm

Good job Jav.

103 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2010 9:29 pm

[100] This is what I'm hoping.

104 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 9:30 pm

[100] I'll say. That was his first non-pressure inning. Thanks for joining in

105 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2010 9:32 pm

That was unfortunate.

106 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 9:32 pm

damn - russo gets some hard hits though.

yep, mk they need to let frankie b catch his breath.

107 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:35 pm

Good eye, Gardner...

108 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:35 pm

FUCKING SHIT LUCK.

109 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2010 9:36 pm

Blackburn doesn't deserve to have any outs, let alone three.

Oh well, one o' dose games.

110 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 9:40 pm

damn easily made it to 3rd.

111 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 9:41 pm

[101] Don't forget Jaws my friend. That or Raiders would get my vote for best Spielberg, I think.

Just watched Schindler's List again a few months ago for the first time since it came out. In some ways, it holds up. Fiennes is still incredible (might just get my vote for most humanly evil character ever put to film) as is the acting in general (Kingsley, Neeson, etc). The cinematography is aching beautiful and individual scenes still retain a terrible, searing power.

AAAAAAH. Gah. Dammit, Javy.

Bah!

112 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 9:44 pm

Nice Javy!

113 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:45 pm

nice pitch to Mauer...

114 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 9:45 pm

nice work there javy.

115 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2010 9:47 pm

I hate IBBs, but I can't really argue with this one.

116 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 9:47 pm

This is why I'm glad Boone Logan is no longer on the team. I'm not sure Joe would do it, but he'd consider it.

117 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 9:48 pm

damnit - could have been worse though.

118 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:49 pm

111) My favorite Speilberg movies are: Jaws, Raiders, Close Encounters, Temple of Doom. I think E.T and Schindler's are really strong too but they aren't movies I necesarily ever have the urge to re-watch. Lookin at a list of movies he's directed I'm suprised by how many I don't care for.

119 OldYanksFan   ~  May 27, 2010 9:49 pm

We will have some great pitching (like the last 2 games) and we will have some poor pitching. I accept that. But our offense should rarely falter. It's not the injuries, as our scrubs have certainly held their own. Our O is really built on the backs of ARod, Teix and Jeter. Po and Cano carried us for a while, but this team needs our 3 big guys to produce.

It's very disheartening to see our O struggle like this.

120 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 9:50 pm

[111] No no no no NO! :) Totally predictable performances by the usually solid Kingsley and Fiennes. Connect the dots Hollywood manipulation: Speilberg + black & white + Holocaust = oscar winner. There are a dozen better films on the Holocaust out there, starting with the overwhleming "Shoah" documentary. (And Jerry Lewis' "The Day the Clown Cried" :)

121 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 9:51 pm

Hello, Score Truck? Do you make deliveries?

122 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 9:51 pm

I'm really not enjoying the Javy Vazquez Experience.

123 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 9:52 pm

Whew. How many line drives were hit right at someone? Sometimes you're lucky to be losing 4-1.

124 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 9:53 pm

[118] Saving Private Ryan doesn't make the list?

125 RIYank   ~  May 27, 2010 9:56 pm

Rob's driving today.

126 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 9:58 pm

Does Gameday make that look like less of a strike?

127 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 10:03 pm

ain't 4-2 for long mk

128 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 10:04 pm

Say this about Javy. He's up the challenge. People think the Twins can't hit homers there, he'll prove them wrong.

129 Just Fair   ~  May 27, 2010 10:04 pm

I completely missed Javy's last good start. So sitting through this dreck just leaves a terrible taste in my mouth. Give me a f#$% break, JV. b double o

130 OldYanksFan   ~  May 27, 2010 10:05 pm

We need 2 right-fielders.

131 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 10:05 pm

[120] This might not be the place to have an in depth critical discussion of Spielberg's place in cinema. He is sometimes predictable, and he sometimes does pull the the most common denominator emotional nerve, and his direction of some great actors is often wooden BUT, his films are made with attention to the upmost detail. The cinematography is the best, the period props and vibe are impeccable, and more.

At least his blockbusters have intelligence compared to someone like Jerry Bruckheimer, etc.

132 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 10:09 pm

Is it time to reopen the "NL pitcher" discussion?

133 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:10 pm

[120] Well, I was interrupted by Javy, so I didn't get to part where I agreed that I'd call it overrated. It's not a *bad* film, far from it, but I'd also argue that it isn't a *great* film, though it does retain an honest power even upon repeat viewings. Is it manipulative? Sure, then again, so is The Pianist or even Shoah (which is a documentary and thus really belongs in another category of discussion altogether, frankly). It's a matter of degree, Spielberg is notorious for not trusting his audience and there are a number of scenes that would have been much better served with a lighter and subtler hand.

As for Fiennes' performance, all I can say is, after seeing seeing several thousand films in the theater and probably more than 10,000 overall, I think you're utterly and completely off-base on it.

You can say something like "the usually solid" Fiennes, but the indisputable truth is everything Fiennes has in his career is a result of the perception of the quality of that performance. He was a nobody before he played Goeth, his next step was a lead in Redford's Quiz Show (to rave reviews) and his next role after that resulted in a Best Actor nomination.

YMMV, of course ...

134 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 10:10 pm

[131] You make a good point, but I would argue that those things are not what makes cinema an art. Anyone with a Hollywood budget can find talented prop people, art directors and cinematographers. Speilberg's problem is that his ambitions as an artist with something to "say" do not match his talents...He can hit home runs with Minorty Report and Jaws, but films with any kind of emotional depth are beyond him...Try sitting through "Always" or "AI"...even Private Ryan..once you get past the Normandy scene there's just nothing there...

135 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 10:11 pm

Javy Lopez= Badfinger="Day after Day"

"I remember finding out about you" is the first line in the song

I know I might be flogging this a little much, but I find it important!

136 Just Fair   ~  May 27, 2010 10:12 pm

[118] AB, I read the movie post earlier. Good stuff. I love when I find out someone else out there has seen Gummo. Did you ever catch Monstervision in the early 90's with Joe Bob on TNT? I watched Duel one night at about 2:30 in the morning. Spielberg's first. lol...

137 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 10:14 pm

[133] Fiennes was great in "Spider" as well..

Chekc out the film "Come and See" by Elem Klimov. Makes all other war films look like Barney...

138 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:15 pm

rally, yello?

139 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:16 pm

136) Duel on Joe Bob, classic!

Gummo. Gosh, I couldn't subject myself to that.

140 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:17 pm

way to go Frankie.

141 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 10:18 pm

[138] can't start a rally like that.

142 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 10:19 pm

Aceves will have back surgery tomorrow.

143 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:19 pm

Pathetic. At least the Sox lost...

144 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:22 pm

[134] Minority Report is dreck, plain and simple. Effective dreck it seems, but filled with lazy writing and plot construction, with an original premise that really doesn't stand up to thoughtful review. One of my least favorite Spielberg efforts. Angry making, even ...

Before I add anything on Saving Private Ryan, I'm curious what you though of The Thin Red Line, if you've seen it ...

145 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:23 pm

[142] Damn, Damn, Damn.

Doesn't surprise me, but it still sucks.

Hard.

Get well soon, Vulture!

146 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 10:24 pm

[142] is that what mk said - i was tuning him out?

147 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:25 pm

score truck hijacked.

148 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 10:25 pm

i don't find the chop experience that enjoyable.

149 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 10:27 pm

[134] Cinema? Art? Hollywood? I think that ship has sailed for the final time in the middle '90s. The business is driven by films that appeal to 15 year old boys who have to be blasted out of their seat by sound and 3-D CGI who must see it the first weekend out. A decent film slips by once in a while, but relatively speaking, no one sees it. And if it is decent it is hailed. Was "Up In The Air" really that good? But at least it was a small contained story, with good acting, and adult themes. Should "Crash" have been a best picture? It was ok, but it would have been among many good films if it was made in the 70s.

It's remarkable that the Coen Bros conintue to get funding for films.

150 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:28 pm

134) I think Spielberg gets a lot of emotional depth in movies like ET and CLose Encounters. But he's not a sophisticated "serious" filmmaker, I get it. His limitations are pronounced. But in some of his great pop movies, he's not heartless or only sentimental. He had a real human touch to go with all that technique too.

151 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 10:29 pm

Kay says that Marte is the only lefty like thats a bad thing

152 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 10:29 pm

nice play tex.

153 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 10:30 pm

[149] I wouldn't last 15 minutes watching "Up In The Air" am sure...never saw "Crash", heard it was excruciating.. Coen Bros are diamonds in the rough. Others like Charles Burnett are not so lucky..

[144] Missed "The Thin Red Line" but looks interesting...

Sorry to hijack the gamethread with all this movie talk! But looks like an unsatisfying game...

154 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 10:31 pm

[146] Kay said that Girardi unequivocally said that as of now, Aceves will not have back surgery.

My Girardi->English dictionary translated that as "Aceves will have back surgery tomorrow."

155 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:33 pm

[137] Seen it. Idi i smotri ("Go and Look" in direct translation from Russian, "Come and See" was chosen as the title in English language release in reference to a quotation from the Book of Revelations: "And when he had opened the fourth seal, I heard the voice of the fourth beast say, Come and see. And I looked, and behold a pale horse: and his name that sat on him was Death, and Hell followed with him. And power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.") is a fantastic film. The sequence that starts in the village and ends with Florya floundering through the bog might just be the most horrifyingly claustrophobic scene I've ever experienced, even though it happens under the most open, bluest skies imaginable.

I especially liked that fact that Klimov replied, when asked why he never made another film after making Idi i smotri, "Why? I've said everything I needed to say ...:"

156 Just Fair   ~  May 27, 2010 10:34 pm

The Ace news sucks. That k pitch was like a wiffle ball.

157 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 10:37 pm

Get Noodles out already!

158 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 10:38 pm

Jesus Christ.

159 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 10:38 pm

So Gaudin still sucks.

160 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:38 pm

...and THAT is why the wack ass A's cut him...

161 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:38 pm

FUCK.

I don't know who Noodles is, exactly, but [157] is right!

GET HIM OUT OF THERE!

162 ms october   ~  May 27, 2010 10:39 pm

this mother fucker has proven he can't pitch to lefties - wtf is that binder for?

163 randym77   ~  May 27, 2010 10:39 pm

Uh, boy. I guess tonight is just not our night.

164 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 10:39 pm

OOOps. I guess he hit it out instead. That pitch was right down the center of the plate.

165 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:40 pm

Good for Kubel though, he's a guy I wish the best, given the potentially crippling injuries that he's suffered ...

166 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 10:41 pm

[165] I appreciate that, especially when he does it against the Rays and Sox.

167 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 10:42 pm

[155] Yes!! It's just an overwhleming film..made me finally understand what this Russian guy told me once: "You Americans and Brits did some good things in the war, but the real blood came from Russia and China, don't forget that"...

Oh well, 2 of 3 against the Twins is still OK..

168 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:45 pm

[167] Have you seen any of The Pacific?

169 Mattpat11   ~  May 27, 2010 10:46 pm

I'm not sure anyone has brought this up, but the Yankee bullpen is horrendous

170 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 10:49 pm

[169] Clearly, there is a cause&effect relationship between that fact and the film chat going on..

[167] No...never heard of it, actually. Who directed it?

171 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 10:53 pm

[170] Hmmm, well, it's a 10 part hourly HBO series (so a bunch of different people). Hanks and Spielbeg producing. Have you seen Band of Brothers?

172 Alex Belth   ~  May 27, 2010 10:54 pm

Not a fun night for the Yanks, man. At least it's fun being on the Banter with you guys...

173 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 10:58 pm

gameday has both first pitch called strikes to Span and Hudson waaaaaay outside. Is this an error, or is it operator error behind the dish?

174 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 11:00 pm

[171] Oh, am way behind on all the HBO stuff..still not seen "The Sopranos" or "The Wire"...will look into "The Pacific" and "Band of Brothers". Have you seen "Red Sorghum" by Zhang Yimou? Back when he was a rebellious, brilliant film-maker and not a CCP apologist at the Olympics?

175 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 27, 2010 11:01 pm

They do turn a nice double play, those boys.

176 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 11:05 pm

bad news... Morneau will lead off against Mo in the 9th. eek.

177 cult of basebaal   ~  May 27, 2010 11:07 pm

[174] On my Netflix list somewhere. I'd suggest the HBO stuff in this order ... "The Wire", "Band of Brothers", "The Sopranos", "The Pacific".

If you're interested in it, I've got all (10) of the episodes of "The Pacific" in 720p HD, if you're up for the download ...

178 NYYfan22   ~  May 27, 2010 11:12 pm

[177] My wife and I watched The Pacific this spring. It was great. I never did see Band of Brothers, though.

179 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 27, 2010 11:13 pm

Good Night! The mystery that is Javy is not looking like a happy ending.
"I remember finding out about you"

And if Aceves is really having an operation, the team must find some bullpen help.

180 matt b   ~  May 27, 2010 11:15 pm

[150] Well-said, Alex. Look, let's be honest, Spielberg's reputation among "serious" film fans has been hurt by the fact that he makes hugely popular movies. Do I think he's in the Pantheon? No, I don't - but he's an immensely gifted director with a long and varied career who has been responsible for some truly wonderful and unique moments at the movies. Sure, he's made more than his share of stuff that didn't work (I've actively loathed some of his stuff), but he's also remarkably prolific.

181 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  May 27, 2010 11:36 pm

[177] "get UP for the DOWNLOAD..everybody get up!" sorry, couldn't resist...

too many films already in the witing list, will get to the Pacific sometime in the next 2 years...

182 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2010 12:48 am

LoHud told me to take the good with the bad on Javy. I have no idea what the good might me

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