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How About Not Sucking?

The less said about yesterday’s game the better. I’m willing to forget the whole thing if you are.

New day, new game. Let’s get it right today, will ya, boys?

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1 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 12:35 pm

Turn the page
Two tears in the bucket, then you say fukit
Don't look where you fall, but where you slipped.
When your dreams turn to dust, vacuum.
If you woke up breathing, congratulations! You have another chance.
Nobody trips over mountains. It is the small pebble that causes you to stumble. Pass all the pebbles in your path and you will find you have crossed the mountain

I was lucky; not near a TV, or a computer, and with a car full of people, could not listen to the game on the radio. I have nothing to say about this game, but after reading the paper, and seeing the high and lowlights, my sympathies to those who saw it...and think about the people who were at the stadium!

It's a game, shit happens...today is a shirtsleeves hot, dry stunner of a day. Go Yankees!

2 The Hawk   ~  May 30, 2010 12:51 pm

Yeah I missed most of the game. Last I saw it was 1-0 Yanks.

For me, an extended period of poor performance makes CC's apparent weight gain loom large. That's not t say it necessarily has anything to do with it, but with sub-optimal performance, I think it's fair to ask is the player doing everything he can to maximize his effectiveness? It may be that as he gets older his size will work against him more and more.

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 1:01 pm

Didn't have access to the game yesterday but was watching the tennis with my kid and noticed the ticker read: NYY 10 CLE 4.

I did a double take before letting out a "Yes!!"

Imagine my surprise to check back around 5:30 and see 13-11.

Imagine my surprise turning to blind rage.

Imagine my blind rage resolving itself into a feeling of resigned surrender.

Dear Lord, to all of you who actually witnessed that fiasco...?

Christ in heaven, one can only imagine.

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 1:02 pm

"Joe Girardi actually admitted that [it was a terrible loss]: when you have a 10-5 lead, you should win the game."

Whoa, BOLD admission, Joe!

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 1:03 pm

Oh, no, it's AJ?

*winces*: I have a bad feeling about this.

6 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 1:06 pm

I'm watching YES. Did Paul O'Neill learn to tie his tie at the Ringling Brothers Clown School?

7 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 1:07 pm

But, I love when Paulie is in the booth. He humanizes even Kay.

8 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:08 pm

From LoHud:

Jorge Posada hit in the cage yesterday, and he hopes to hit on the field today. He hasn’t started running yet, but he remains optimistic that he’ll be back in the lineup by the time the Yankees go to Toronto on Friday.

“I hope before that,” he said.

That seems overly optimistic, but Posada said he’s been encouraged by how strong his foot has felt since the protective boot came off this week.

“It felt better without the boot than with the boot to tell you the truth,” he said.

Tooptimistic perhaps, but good news on the offensive side of the ledger ...

9 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:09 pm

[7] he's great goofy fun.

10 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:10 pm

Hmmm, that ball sure carried ... I feel the presence of the Score Truck.

11 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:16 pm

Lord Charles!

12 RIYank   ~  May 30, 2010 1:17 pm

Hey team.
Two cheers for AJ. Thank You For Not Sucking!

13 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:19 pm

It appears rumors of Derek's demise were slightly exaggerated ...

14 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 1:24 pm

[6] Hahhahahahah. Damn, I missed it.

15 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:26 pm

Wow, this might just be uglier than the Pavano debacle:

The Tigers will owe Willis the remainder of his $12 million salary for this season, the final year of the three-year contract in which he never approached the consistency the club expected.

In the 24 games of his Tigers career (22 starts), Willis went 2-8 with a 6.86 ERA.

In only five of Willis’s 22 Tigers starts did he make a quality start: six innings or more, three earned runs or fewer…

When Willis arrived from Florida with Miguel Cabrera in the big trade after the ’07 season, he was one year from free agency. The Tigers, who at that time were spending a lot of money to keep pitchers from free agency, gave Willis a three-year, $29 million contract that off-season, before he threw a pitch for them, and even though he’d fallen off in his final two Florida seasons after his 22-win season in 2005.

Willis’ Tigers epitaph may well be “$29 million, two wins.

16 RIYank   ~  May 30, 2010 1:31 pm

I'm liking this Not Sucking thing. Good call, AB.
Let's see if our bats can get on board.

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 1:36 pm

The amazing thing is that such injuries don't happen more often.

18 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:36 pm

I have to say, let's hope the Morales injury leads to teams dropping the hackneyed "let's all stand around home plate and jump up and down like clowns" walk-off bit ...

19 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:37 pm

More pine tar, Juan ...

20 RIYank   ~  May 30, 2010 1:41 pm

[16] Nope. Not yet.

21 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 1:42 pm

[15] Well, at least Willis pitched...

22 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:43 pm

[20] It's a 18 wheeler Score Truck today, it takes time to gas up ...

23 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 1:43 pm

I only heard the end of the story. Who were they talking about with George calling a plastic surgeon back from Japan?

24 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 1:44 pm

[15] At least they got Cabrera out of it.

25 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 1:44 pm

[23] Yankee BP pitcher nailed by Wade Boggs back in the day

26 rbj   ~  May 30, 2010 1:45 pm

I caught a little bit of the game yesterday, til about 2:30 pm, during a break in the Aikido seminar over this weekend. Scary thing with Huff, saw the same thing happen to Rudy Lugo earlier this year with the Mudhens.

Now I'm tired & sore & off to a pool party.

See ya'll tomorrow.

27 RIYank   ~  May 30, 2010 1:49 pm

I have stuff to do. The team does better without me anyway.

Please Return to Not Sucking!

28 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 1:49 pm

[24] And the Tigers knew when to give up. The Yankees hung on to Pavano for no apparent reason and then let him audition for his next team at the end of his contract

29 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 1:50 pm

Phew, nice play by Fuzzy Moeller to get to 1st base to rescue that play ...

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 1:53 pm

How 'bout that Cano?

31 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 1:55 pm

[28] They hung on to Pavano probably for the same reason they're hanging on to Igawa; because they can. They're paying them, they're not blocking anyone, may as well keep them. Given the state of pitching in MLB, I'm pretty sure Pavano would've gotten a contract somewhere.

32 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 1:56 pm

Yankees do have that uncanny ability to get struggling pitchers back on track.

33 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 1:57 pm

Jeter's numbers back to respectable. That makes me happy.

34 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 1:59 pm

That is Justin Masterson pitching, right?

35 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 2:03 pm

[34] Yep, which means he'll probably toss a 3 hit shutout

36 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:06 pm

[35] "Yankees can't Bat Masterson" joke.

37 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 2:07 pm

Nice catch, Swish.

38 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:07 pm

Swisher forgets how many outs there are in the good way.

39 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 2:09 pm

This has been a very rough month of May. At different times during the month, every facet of the team has struggled. Yankees better hope June is more like April.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 2:12 pm

His leg kick's too high.

41 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 2:12 pm

Good job, Robbie.

42 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:13 pm

Just hit it in the air now

43 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:13 pm

Oh RIPPER, I love it when you're SLASHING ...

44 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 2:13 pm


Shoulders. Strong shoulders.

45 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:15 pm

C'mon Nick, he's throwing you a damn sinker, if it starts at your ankles, you can't hit it ...

46 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:16 pm

This team is no damned good.

47 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:17 pm

Nick The Stick turns into Nick The Swish with runners on 3rd and less than 2 outs ... now 1 of 9

48 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 2:19 pm

Joe Maddon has executed at least four successful squeeze plays so far this season. Joe Girardi, on the other hand, sits back and watches his struggling team press and dig themselves deeper into a funk. The biggest difference between the two teams right now is their managers.

49 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 2:21 pm

[48] You wanted Girardi to squeeze with Swisher?

50 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:23 pm

[48] Ooooh, Oooooh ... I call an Iron Cage Thunderdome Death Match between william and RIYank ... two Banterers enter, one Banterer leaves!


51 OldYanksFan   ~  May 30, 2010 2:23 pm

Looking at our batting stats for the years is no fun, especially considering we were much better in April then May. ARod around .840 OPS, Jeter under .770, Teix under .710.

52 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 2:27 pm

[49] Absolutely. Swisher has really struggled getting runners in from third (the whole team has for that matter), so having him lay one down would relieve pressure on him and the entire team. In games like this, sometimes you just need to get one run and then everything follows from there. A squeeze play sparked a big inning for the Rays yesterday. If Maddon was running this team, they'd have three or four more wins.

53 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:27 pm

[49] I think it goes to the bigger picture that the entire offensive strategy for thus team is "everyone stand around and hope something happens.

54 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:28 pm

Ya know, Kay, these conversations with Coffee Joe might take interesting turns if you bothered to do any research before hand.

Mitre vs RHB: .550 OPS against
Mitre vs LHB: .606 OPS against

Plus, Mitre's a sinkerballer and frankly, he wasn't missing his spots by much in the 3 balls he threw.

Not saying that Marte was the wrong decision, but standing there ignorant while Joe prattles on about what he "had to do" isn't of much use to anyone ...

55 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:31 pm

This is a disgrace.

56 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 2:31 pm

One trend this month has been when the Yankees have a tough loss, they don't show up the next game.

57 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 2:31 pm

[52] Swisher has also been hitting well in May, and even when struggling has the ability to get on base.

58 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 2:33 pm

[54] The explanation also ignores the fact that when Grudz came up the Yankees were up by four runs. If Girardi has so little foresight when it comes to managing the bullpen, the Yankees are going to have a long season.

59 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:35 pm

What the fuck was that Brett?

60 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 2:35 pm

[57] But he has struggled with runners on 3rd and less than out. Stats have context; a manager's job is to understand when his players need some help.

If Gardner is going to keep playing outfield like this, the Yankees really will need to make a trade.

61 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 2:35 pm

[54] Yeah, but

Branyan vs RHP: .941 OPS against
Branyan vs LHP: .564 OPS against

62 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:36 pm

[59] A bad read on a line drive ... eh.

63 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 2:38 pm

[60] in Gardner's defense (no pun intended), it is a really tough sun field today in left, and is only his third game at left with Granderson's return.

64 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 2:43 pm

[60] Looking @ B-R he's struggling over 7AB's... I think we need a bit more context.

65 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:43 pm

[63] Defense? DEFENSE??? THERE IS NO DEFENSE!!! He should have immediately taken off his spikes and opened his throat while the Yankees bullpen ran over and clubbed him to death with fungo bats. This alone would atone for his shameful failure!

66 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:45 pm

Alright ... big schneid breaking hit for Teix here!

Calling it!

67 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:45 pm

The Yankees are saying "We'll show you get fat on hideously bad teams!"

68 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:45 pm

or ... NOT.

69 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:46 pm

Yankees need to get to a BBQ this afternoon?

70 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:48 pm

Can Cano get three hits on one AB?

71 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 2:49 pm

[65] yeah, it's only a game. but even Gritner makes $3K per game to play it

72 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:49 pm

Miserable fucking team.

73 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 2:49 pm

MK needs to learn to read OF'ers...

74 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 2:51 pm

[64] You're not going to get a big sample in such a specific situation. You need to look beyond the stats and at the actual at bats. Swisher, and most on the team, have been pressing in that situation. A squeeze attempt has very little downside and a lot of upside (it isn't giving up an out to get a man in scoring position). The longer the Yankees stay scoreless, the more each hitter will press. At some point, a manager has to help his team out. Joe Girardi is helpless.

75 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:52 pm

[61] Again, as I wrote, I'm not saying it was the wrong move, but there is a defensible position to stay with Mitre there. My overall point was that it would have been interesting to have someone present Girardi with a reasoned response rather than simply accepting "I HAD to bring in a LHP for the LHB and then the RHP for the RHB after that". There might have actually been a conversation after that about the "handedness absolutism (aka TLR syndrome)" that's the current state of managerial thought.

That might have actually told us something more than the simple relay of repetitive cliches that Kay actually gave us ...

76 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:54 pm

[74] Plays are the enemy.

77 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:54 pm

[71] Well played, I appreciate a good ZIG when they're expecting a ZAG!

78 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 2:57 pm

No swing

79 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 2:57 pm

Scoreless? They scored 19 runs against the Indians over the past 2 games. They're leading the league in Runs, BA, OBP, SLG & OPS

80 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:57 pm

Well, there's something you don't see every game ...

81 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:59 pm

[79] Forget it Raf, it's BanterTown ...

82 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 2:59 pm

Mommas, don't let yer babies grow up to be catchers ...

83 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:03 pm

[82] You're born to be a catcher, u can't learn or just want to be.

84 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:04 pm


85 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:04 pm

Now THAT just sucked FUCKING balls.

86 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 3:04 pm

[82] Quickest way to the show, especially if they bat lefty, IMO.

87 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 3:05 pm



88 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:05 pm

[84] Well, technically, *that* was ballgame.

What a fucking 2 game sequence ...

89 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:05 pm

This team infuriates me sometimes.

90 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:05 pm

Another pathetic effort from this team.

91 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:06 pm

Really, why should we have expected them to beat a miserable Cleveland Indians team?

92 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:06 pm

This just sucks. AJ with a great performance today, and the wheels still come off. I don't think his delicate psyche can take this.

93 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:07 pm

[89] Only sometimes?

94 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:09 pm

[79] What they've done previously isn't as important as what is happening now. Yesterday's runs don't count today. The Yankees had a chance to change the tenor of the game. Instead, they are headed to another loss to an awful team.

Maybe you and Girardi are right and this team just needs to sit back and hope everyone starts doing their job. I've been watching a lot of Rays games and have seen Maddon emply strategy that has made a big difference. I'd much prefer that style of managing, at least until this team gets healthy.

95 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:09 pm

[93] The organization and management infuriate me constantly, but the team itself is more good than bad

96 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:11 pm

Okay now. Everyone stand around and wait for five or six hits in a row to tie it.

97 The Hawk   ~  May 30, 2010 3:11 pm

God, Burnett is so delicate mentally.

98 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:12 pm

Tim Belcher got really old

99 The Hawk   ~  May 30, 2010 3:13 pm

Burnett runs too much on momentum. You can see his swagger when he's really dealing but he has virtually no capacity to deal with adversity, no matter how minor.

100 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:14 pm

That's a double earlier in the game. Dammit.

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101 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:15 pm

Remember when it was determined that it was a good idea to sign Nick Johnson because when he inevitably got hurt we had Juan Miranda to DH?

102 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:15 pm

Moeller can not bat here.

103 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:16 pm

[102] well, he's not.

104 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:16 pm


105 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 3:17 pm

What they’ve done previously isn’t as important as what is happening now. Yesterday’s runs don’t count today.

Of course they don't, but if the Yanks have scored a bunch of runs against Cleveland, and they're leading the league in most offensive categories, it makes sense to let them work through their slump. Even more so with a guy like Swisher whose offense has been pretty good for the month of May.

I’ve been watching a lot of Rays games and have seen Maddon emply strategy that has made a big difference.

Is it Maddon's strategy, or is it that the Rays have better pitching and defense than the Yanks?

106 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:19 pm

[104] Well, that didn't go so well ...

107 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 3:20 pm

Kinda wish they had a lefty on the bench to bat for Moeller...

108 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:20 pm

Hopefully the unhittable Justin Masterson comes out before the eighth.

109 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:20 pm

[106] u talking to your self?

110 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:21 pm

Is there a reason we only run with two strikes?

111 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:21 pm

Hey. We did something right!

112 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Nice, Derek.

THANK you!

113 The Hawk   ~  May 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Is it just me or was Gardner not at full speed coming around third?

114 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Nice boys, nice!

115 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:22 pm

He was safe. I wasn't sure at first

116 The Hawk   ~  May 30, 2010 3:22 pm

Geez, they really ought to be able to win 2 of 3 at home vs the Indians.

117 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:23 pm

[97] What did Burnett do wrong? All three runs have scored because of plays that should have been made.

118 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:24 pm

Yay Jeter!
The play on Gardner was close, and if the throw was on the 3rd base side of home it would have been different.

119 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:24 pm

[105] I am referring to the strategy...Maddon has used four squeezes that completely turned around games (one was actually a walk off).

120 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:24 pm

Really nice hitting there Derek.

121 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:25 pm

Hmmm ... AJ at 105 pitches ... out for the 8th? Or whom?

122 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:27 pm

C'mon Teix ... please? PLEASE???

123 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:27 pm

Grandy's Groin is Great!

124 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:28 pm

{123] Grandy's Candy is Dandy?

125 Mattpat11   ~  May 30, 2010 3:29 pm


126 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 3:29 pm

Praise Jesus.

127 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:30 pm


Oh, wait, what?

128 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:30 pm

[122] THANK YOU.

129 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:30 pm

Hopefully that gets Tex going. Sipp has been very good for the Yankees this weekend.

130 seamus   ~  May 30, 2010 3:30 pm

we're doomed.

131 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:30 pm



joba best be on top of his game today.

132 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 3:31 pm

[119] The difference between the two teams and managers isn't Maddon's use of the squeeze, it's the pitching and defense. If TB had a little more offensive thump, they wouldn't be needing to be using squeeze plays and the like...

Nice inning so far for the Yanks. 5 runs just like that, and not a squeeze play was used ;)

133 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:32 pm

[131] Joba best not be used in this game!

134 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:32 pm

TEIX! Nice shot! That pitch was laid in there, and his eyes got huge looking at it. Nice to see the team cover for AJ's chance to win.

135 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:33 pm

[132] Right now, the Yankees don't have the same offensive thump with guys like Miranda and Moeller in the lineup, not to mention the middle struggling. Maddon understands what his team's weakness has been, and has tried to compensate. Girardi does not do that.

I actually expected Girardi to squeeze with Cervelli, now that the play no longer made sense.

136 Raf   ~  May 30, 2010 3:34 pm

[131] Burnett to Rivera, I presume

137 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:34 pm

What a horrible team, only up 5-3 going into the 8th against those chumps Masterson and Sipp?

Well, I guess that's what you can expect from the worst team in the majors ...

138 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:34 pm

[133] i hear ya! but, according to lohud, gi joe said he's gonna send him back out there, perhaps today.

ooh, still AJ!

btw, i'm watching the tampon-pale hose game. chi-sox have the bases loaded, no outs. tie game.

fat liar homered again and shit sox are up big.

blow jays hit three MORE homers...

139 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:36 pm

grand slam for nix! i can now switch off of Hawk. he's insufferable. [113] not you, buddy!!!

140 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:36 pm

AJ definitely left tickets for Lord Charles today ...

141 seamus   ~  May 30, 2010 3:36 pm

[138] yeah, but we don't know if that's true about Joba. Of course Joe is going to say that. You want your guy to believe you have faith in him. Especially a guy like Joba who relies so much on confidence.

142 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:37 pm

[139] I'm not your buddy, pal!

143 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:37 pm

Give 'em da GAS FACE, AJ!

144 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:38 pm


145 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:39 pm

AJ is the man! (although sometimes he is a mannish boy)

146 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:39 pm

that's another multi-hit game for jetes vs. the tribe.

[142] huh? i was making sure my difference between Hawk (harrelson) and out The Hawk were known... how was the wine?

147 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:39 pm

Good AJ more than makes up for Bad AJ.

148 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:40 pm

AJ threw a gem!

149 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:40 pm

[146] Sorry, it was a South Park reference. Wine was good, then there was more wine and then beer and then mixed drinks and then beer. It was a late night. Yours?

150 OldYanksFan   ~  May 30, 2010 3:42 pm

Phils lose 1-0. This is a team with an O similar to the Yankees, yet they have score ONE run in their last 5 games.

151 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:42 pm

[149] ah, gotcha! oh, waaaay less interesting than that. just a 6-pack of cold beer, alone at home. watched a nevermore dvd (great metal band). i'm boring... but, yeah, a late nite. always is with me...

152 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:43 pm

[150] yeah, i hate that old man moyer got hung with the L on that one. i want him to rack up the W's...

153 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:43 pm

[151] Friends were having a party ...


154 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:43 pm

[101] I'm totally turning you into an iPhone app ...

155 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:46 pm

Miranda rules!

156 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:46 pm

[154] Gee, how about that?

157 OldYanksFan   ~  May 30, 2010 3:46 pm

Miranda seems to make great contact each time up.
Swisher with some kind of injury.

158 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:46 pm

miranda has rights!

159 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:47 pm

[157] Jacked his shoulder going into the wall?

160 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:47 pm

[157] what? swish? NOOOOOOOOOO!!!

wha happened now? : /

161 OldYanksFan   ~  May 30, 2010 3:47 pm

A HR here and it might be safe to bring in Joba.

162 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:47 pm

i've seen poo-holes leave wrigley twice today. good lord, what a hitter!

163 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:47 pm

I wonder if Juan would get his Miranda rules in Arizona?

164 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:48 pm


165 OldYanksFan   ~  May 30, 2010 3:48 pm

[160] See 159. His arm is just dangling as he runs.

166 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:49 pm

99% win ex. huh...

167 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:49 pm

[161] I smell a CHoP ...

168 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:50 pm

[167] or Mo ... guess he needs the work.

169 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:51 pm

[150] Ever since facing Wakefield it seems. There's an old adage about a knuckleballer putting a team into a slump. Maybe the Phillies are the living proof.

170 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:52 pm

it's Mo

171 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:56 pm

There are very few things in life that are an honest pleasure to experience, regardless of outcome.

An unheard Hendrix show, a top notch sushi dinner, sex with a girl you think you really like ... AND ... a chance to watch Mo pitch.

Burn each and every one of these moments into your minds boys, we won't soon see his like again ...

172 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:58 pm

All praise be to Mo.

173 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 3:58 pm

Mo! With that move, he should be on dancing with the stars.

174 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2010 3:58 pm

all praise be to Mo!!!

175 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 30, 2010 3:58 pm


A victory.

Not a bad athlete, that man.

176 cult of basebaal   ~  May 30, 2010 3:58 pm

[171] Yeah, what I just said.

177 williamnyy23   ~  May 30, 2010 3:58 pm

That was Super Mariano.

178 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2010 4:01 pm

Ya wonder, Teix has a big hit (been few and far between), and he gives the post game field quote? Did he want to? Is it required? Sometimes less is more.

179 Raf   ~  May 31, 2010 10:29 am

[135] And you're not going to squeeze with Miranda. Moeller and Cervelli, maybe. But struggling or not, guys like Jeter, Granderson, Teix, Swisher, Cano, Rodriguez, etc, etc are going to be swinging the bats, instead of trying to lay one down to get a runner in from 3rd. And given the Yankees offensive explosion, I'd say they're right to do that.

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