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Phil Steam Ahead

After a couple of poor outings, Phil Hughes pitched well against the Indians over the weekend and looks to continue his excellent first-half against the O’s tonight in the Bronx.

Go git ‘em, Hoss and…

Let’s Go Yan-Kees.

[Photo Credit: N.Y. Daily News]

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1 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 5:26 pm

(clap, clap, clap clap clap)!

I'm gonna kick back and enjoy tonight's game. We've been so busy with the move to our new house...

2 patrick b   ~  Jun 2, 2010 5:40 pm

With Phil on the hill and tonight's line-up, this is my favorite starting Yankee squad of the year.

3 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 5:51 pm

just heard that Posada is in the lineup at DH.

lemme check lohud...
show'nuff:

Derek Jeter SS
Nick Swisher RF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Jorge Posada DH
Curtis Granderson CF
Francisco Cervelli C
Brett Gardner LF

4 ms october   ~  Jun 2, 2010 6:05 pm

[1] enjoy the game - it is amazing how god damn draining moving is.

welcome back jorgie!

5 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 6:47 pm

From LoHud:

Jorge Posada has been cleared to play, but he has not been cleared to catch during drills, much less in a game. For now he’s limited to designated hitter, and this afternoon Posada acknowledged that his career might start trending that direction. He plans to catch again, but he expects to start seeing more and more time at DH, less and less time behind the plate.

“I know that I can catch and I know that I can be out there,” he said. “But a lot of circumstances have come. I’m going to have to be smart about it. If I’m in the lineup, I’m happy. I would like to catch here and there sometimes, but I understand what the future holds.”

Joe Girardi said he still needs the green light from the Yankees medical staff before he can put Posada behind the plate for drills. Posada said he could catch if necessary, but it’s clear Girardi wants to wait. He wouldn’t speculate on when Posada will begin catching again, or how often he’ll catch once he’s 100 percent.

Well, let's hope that Frankie Brains is up to the task, especially since Teh Jesus isn't doing much of anything down in AAA ...

6 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:04 pm

Heck of a game in LaLa Land, scoreless through 13.

7 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:10 pm

Evening, Team!

Phillip!

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:12 pm

Oh, awesome 0-2 to Tejada!!

9 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:14 pm

Ohhh, fuck, good 2-2!!

Right under the hands, up and in!

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:14 pm

HUGHES!

11 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:14 pm

all of the sudden Tejada is batting 2nd. Just a BAL v NYY thing or what?

he'gone

12 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:15 pm

HUUGHES!!

13 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:15 pm

Huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuughes!

14 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:16 pm

Strike one on Markakis 92.
Strike two on Markakis 94.
OHHHHHHHH!!! FUCK!!

Strike Three with SWEET fucking curve ball over the dish, looking.

Fucking beautiful.

15 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:16 pm

Looking Philthy early on.

16 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:21 pm

Viva Jorge'!

Good evening. Now this looks like the vaunted circular Yankee lineup...Cervelli joins the daisy chain!

Go Go Phill.

Should be fun.

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:23 pm

Teix can't go the other way because of that open stance.
Now I get it. It's pretty much impossible mechanically if you're married to that stance.

18 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:24 pm

Ohh, Alex is barking over that called strike three.

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:26 pm

Is anyone else slowly beginning to hate "Sid the Science Kid"?

20 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:32 pm

HUUUGHES!!!

21 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:32 pm

Just eats every fucker UP with that high heat.

Eats 'em UP!

22 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:34 pm

RIPPER

23 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:35 pm

JORGIE!!

24 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:37 pm

Nice eye, Cletus!

25 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:38 pm

[24] Wasn't though? Impressive first ab, to say the least.

26 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:38 pm

If he [NJ] comes back it's a miracle.

27 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:39 pm

YES, YES YESSS1!!

28 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:39 pm

Grandy's Dandy like Candy!

29 rbj   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:39 pm

Score truck!

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:39 pm

Solid wood on the ball, all round.

31 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:40 pm

[28] Hahhahaha!

32 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:41 pm

Bad pitch to swing at.

Good sinker.

33 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:42 pm

That round of "WTF is Girardi thinking?" goes to RIYank ...

34 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:43 pm

[34] :))

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:44 pm

Ugh, you know what I meant.

36 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:44 pm

KNEW that was falling in, right off the bat!

37 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:45 pm

Too eager, Derek!

38 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:45 pm

Horse shit.

39 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:47 pm

Ohhh, Swish!!!!!

We are banging the fuck out the old baseball!

40 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:47 pm

Good thing we've got The Stick to save us from Coffee Joe's plays ...

41 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:47 pm

[40] Hear, hear!

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:48 pm

He's just not seeing the baseball.

43 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:49 pm

Man, ain't that just the way Teixeira's season's been going ...

44 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:49 pm

did anyone else think that strike 2 appeal was shite? besides me and Tex...

45 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:50 pm

According to LoHud, Ken Griffey jr's announced his retirement.

Man, do I feel old ...

46 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:51 pm

Suddenly we're watching an infomercial about genocide.

47 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:51 pm

Kim Jones looks a lil hypothermic.

48 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:53 pm

This game feels like the Harlem Globetrotters v Washington Generals.

49 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:53 pm

Why are they making Kim hawk tschotkes?

50 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:54 pm

those shirts are wretched

I'll take 10 of each!!

51 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:54 pm

[44] Yeah, it was close, but the real point is what's he doing even offering at that slop!

52 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:54 pm

[50] hhahahahahah

53 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:56 pm

HUUUUGHES!!!!

54 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:56 pm

don't know if this was mentioned earler, but Wakamatsu just announced Griffey is retiring

55 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:56 pm

DId you see that drop?

Ten fucking feet!

Damn!

56 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:56 pm

That's such a Tejada hit.

He is so strong that way.

57 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:58 pm

That thing just rides up there at 93!

58 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 7:59 pm

Stud.

59 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:01 pm

Evening folks ...

We should bow our heads a moment .... Junior Griffey has retired, effective immediately.

http://tinyurl.com/27k538b

Junior had the sweetest lefty swing I ever saw ...

60 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:02 pm

Um, steroids!

61 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:03 pm

And he lost NINE games with a 1.12.

62 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:03 pm

Ha ha, clown!

63 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:03 pm

Can't grab the baseball, can you?

64 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:04 pm

Griffey retiring.

God, and Robbie!

Even when he's off-balance he can hit it through.

Damn.

65 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:05 pm

When you're hot, you're hot ... Teixeira can't buy a hit on his life, Cano's getting hits with his pocket lint ...

66 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:07 pm

feeling really nostalgic about Junior right now as all children of the '90's should

67 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:08 pm

Granderson's been really, really good since coming back off the DL ...

68 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:09 pm

Sooo nice to see Curtis hitting! HUGE burst of cavalry.

69 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:09 pm

Don't go hurting my Frankie!

70 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:09 pm

Ouch.

71 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:10 pm

[66] I know, me too.

First reaction: Huh, Ken Griffey has a son, eh?

And now he's retiring.

72 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:14 pm

holy cow. nice start!!

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:14 pm

Bravo, Brett!

Well done!

74 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:16 pm

Hughes has a huge opportunity here for win #7. Just needs to coast through. Pouring here in Pittsburgh. And more random Pittsburgh facts to come later.

75 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:18 pm

Through SEVEN?

76 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:18 pm

[74] Oh, never you mind, he is *dealing*.

77 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:19 pm

is that Mark Cuban subbing for the ump at 1B?

78 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:19 pm

[76] yeah, just glancing through the thread it sounds that way. GOOD! THANKS!

79 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:19 pm

HUUUUUGHES!!!!!

80 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:21 pm

We have a nice outfield.
We have a nice team, actually; it's nice to see it back!

81 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:22 pm

[75] Only 64 pitches thrown ...

82 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:22 pm

by the time we get back from commercial Wigginton will be booted. There's no way he's gonna keep his head out there.

83 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:22 pm

[78] Oh, it's a thing of beauty, my friend. He's having his way with them up in the zone.

84 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:22 pm

[81] Fuck. Wow.

85 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:24 pm

SWISH!

86 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:24 pm

You just told us that.

87 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:25 pm

Holy crap ... I never knew you could watch multiple games on MLB.tv at once!

Sweet!!!

88 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:25 pm

this nick swisher hitting .318 thing is almost overwhelming in all it's awesomeness!

89 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:26 pm

Teix is just no good.

90 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:26 pm

He had time to turn and make a proper throw.

91 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:26 pm

ok tex just sucks right now

92 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:27 pm

[88] DAmn, .318?
Last I remember he was like .303.
Rock ON, Swish!

93 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:27 pm

[89] ok, you said it first.

94 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:27 pm

[88] I would say his .960 OPS is most impressive.

95 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:27 pm

[92] yeah isn't that so AWESOME? I'm loving it!

96 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:27 pm

MK... what is wrong with you?

97 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:28 pm

It did die.

I thought he hit it better off the bat.

98 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:28 pm

[94] and i'll grant you that!

99 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:28 pm

Damn, thought that was hit better ...

100 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:28 pm

[96] He doesn't wait until he's sure before he opens his mouth.

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101 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:28 pm

ok. robbie hitting .372 is even more awesome than swish hitting .318.

102 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:28 pm

Sloppy, Robbie, sloppy.

Whaddya think? You can swing at any old thing and get a hit?

Sheesh.

103 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:29 pm

oh crap. I want robbie to hit .400.

104 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:29 pm

5 outs to go

105 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:29 pm

[96] It's 'cause of the homerun call nonsense, I'm guessing. They all have to get ready for the call and the enthusiasm rather than just watching the baseball and figuring out what's going on.

106 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:30 pm

[103] Hehhe. Yeah, me too.

107 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:30 pm

.372?

That is lusty, no doubt about that.

Sweet.

108 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:30 pm

4 outs to go

109 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:31 pm

[102] Hahah. Hubris.

110 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:32 pm

[107] unfortunately down to .370 now. :(

111 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:32 pm

Anyone clock Phil? He looks like he's throwing HARD!

112 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:32 pm

To the 9th!

3 outs to go!!!

113 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:32 pm

OHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!

114 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:33 pm

HUUUUUUGHES!!!!!!

115 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:33 pm

[112] what game are you talking about?

116 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:34 pm

And speaking of awesomness, how awesome is it to have not one but *two* speed merchants in the outfield?

117 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:34 pm

[111] Sitting 93, touching 94

118 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:34 pm

[115] The pitching performance that shall remain nameless.

119 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:34 pm

[117]

is that like Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon?

120 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:35 pm

Philthy, just plain Philthy ...

121 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:35 pm

[117] Awesome!

122 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:35 pm

We ooze the awesome this night.

123 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:35 pm

The Kid retired? An all-tme great..just loved watching him play.

Anyone see what's going on in MoTown? WTF is going on this year...

124 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:36 pm

[115] Injuns v Tiggers

125 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:36 pm

[119] Yes, Diane. Just like.

126 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:36 pm

[118] ok i see now.

127 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:37 pm

[124] thanks

128 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:37 pm

Just one hard hit ball after another.
Dare I say, but Swish, Granderson and now Jorgie don't look to have missed a beat.

Teix, meanwhile?

129 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:39 pm

"And some new skin on his thigh." That was actually clever, mk.

130 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:39 pm

hehe I was about to report that the bottom 3 are due up in the 9th, but, uhhh, yeah, that's the way it works. DUH

131 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:40 pm

Ohhh, fuck!

Damn, well, well smoked, Curtis, well smoked!

132 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:40 pm

I'm supposed to be studying hard-to-spell names .... instead watching another possible perfecto.

133 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:40 pm

Wow, *really* nice swing by Granderson on that one ... shoulda been a double.

134 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:41 pm

Damn.

CRACK.

CRACK.

CRACK.

CRACK.

All night long.

135 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:41 pm

[133] I know, so lovely, so fluid, so easily powerful.

136 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:43 pm

Nice pitch.

137 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:44 pm

Going to the 9th in Tigertown ...

138 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:44 pm

[134] All Night Long and Dancin' On the Ceiling! Nothing setlles a bad stomach like a does of Baltimore Oriole!

139 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:44 pm

[132] :)
And which hard to spell names are you required to memorize?

140 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:44 pm

going to the 9th in MoTown

141 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:44 pm

[138] Hah ahah ahahah!!! INdeed! Tasty birds!

142 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:45 pm

Well .... I compiled the all-time rosters of every NY-based team, and I'm highlighting the toughies ... to start.

143 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:45 pm

[140] Wow. They should show it to us in the corner or something.

144 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:45 pm

The game we will not mention is on the MLB Network live, for those who have it.

145 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:46 pm

[142] Wow! Good Lord, woman, what a mammoth undertaking! Hats off.

146 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:46 pm

Austin Jackson just made an INCREDIBLE play.

147 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:46 pm

Austin Jackson just DeWayne Wised a flyball to save the perfecto ... 1 out

148 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:47 pm

Ajax with a HUGE catch in LCF for the 25th out.

149 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:47 pm

Austin Jackson makes a miraculous catch to keep it going

150 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:47 pm

Austin ran a country mile for that one. Awesome!

151 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:47 pm

Sitting on the breaking ball there.

152 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:48 pm

1 more to go after grounder to ss

153 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:48 pm

1 OUT TO GO.

154 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:48 pm

ESPN switched over the Tiggers.

Dang, I wish we could have kept Ajax.

155 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:49 pm

Wow, *that* saved a perfecto?

God damn!

156 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:49 pm

SOMEONE'S ON!

157 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:50 pm

HOLY FUCK.

HOLY FUCK.

158 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:50 pm

Boooooooooooooooo. Go fuck yourself, blue.

159 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:50 pm

wow that was bs. what a horrid call in detroit!

160 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:50 pm

holy shit. That was ridiculous. he was so out!

161 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:50 pm

that's the worst call I've ever seen.

He was out.

162 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:50 pm

*STUNNED DISBELIEF*

163 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:50 pm

Pefecto is GONE on an INFIELD single that is a totally blown call.
The Ump costs the guy a perfect game.
The play wasn't even close.

164 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:51 pm

What bullshit! I can't even say what happened. But in reality the perfecto happened.

165 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:51 pm

Jim Joyce blew the call ... close call ... but blown.

166 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:51 pm

HOLY WOW FUCKING SHIT.

BLUE JUST BLEW THE CALL AT FIRST TO COST THE PERFECT GAME.

WOW.

167 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:51 pm

Give it to him Miggy. What a douche.

168 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:51 pm

I can't believe it.

I'm in shock.

169 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:51 pm

the expression on galaragga's face was impressive. that runner was so out.

170 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:51 pm

It wasn't even close, to my eye. There's no excuse.

171 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:52 pm

Jim Joyce needs to go kick his own ass. Wow.

172 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:52 pm

I feel an acute sense of sacrilege.

173 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:53 pm

Man... the players all but started a fight with the ump.
Leyland now letting him have it.
Something MUST be done to take control away ftom the umps.

174 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:54 pm

I cannot believe it. Didn't even need slo-mo to see he was out. WTF?

175 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:54 pm

He just took the man's perfect game away from him.

176 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:54 pm

Stole his immortality. Well said, Kay.

177 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:54 pm

When the HELL is MLB going to go to instant replay?

178 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:55 pm

Jim Joyce write Portrait of a Pitcher Denied a Perfect Game.

179 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:55 pm

He was out.

I saw it, you saw it.

Thousands and thousands of eyes saw it.

He was out.

180 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:56 pm

Maybe I'm imagining it, but it seems like the umpiring is horrible this season.

181 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:56 pm

Ya know, since it would have been the 27th out of the perfecto, maybe special dispensation can be made by the pope, er Commish and make it stand.

182 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:57 pm

that was just...wow.

183 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:57 pm

[179] totally conclusively out. what an embarrassing call.

184 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:57 pm

The umps are ruining this great game.
It is time for instant replay.
Selig can not turm his back any longer.

185 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:58 pm

I feel sick to my stomach. I feel for the kid Galaragga. I also feel, in a weird way, for Joyce. He'll be remembered as the guy who robbed a pitcher of a perfect game for the rest of his life. Totally, fucking blew the call. Jesus Christ, it's sickening.

186 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:58 pm

Meanwhile, in *this* game, c'mon Phil ... settle this down.

187 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:59 pm

[185] Hughes is obviously upset also.

188 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:59 pm

181) That would be the right thing to do but Bud can't do that without wrecking the credibility of his umps. This is one we'll never forget.

189 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:59 pm

I don't understand..how could he blow the call that badly on the last play of a perfect game??! Makes no sense!! Like Billy Bob Thornton saying "Did you see the plane fly over us?" to the sherrif in "A Simple Plan"...inexplicable..

190 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 8:59 pm

What mindset does Joyce have to call him safe at all? Even if the runner was a "little bit out" more or less.

and [178)=hilarious

191 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:00 pm

HUUUUUUUGHES!!!!!!!

192 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:01 pm

God, I can't believe he blew the call.

193 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:02 pm

[189] love that movie!

194 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:02 pm

As someone on BBTF posted:

The commissioner's office phone number is (212) 931-7800, for anybody wanting to know.

195 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:02 pm

No NY for Lebron.

196 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:02 pm

[188] Joyce can recant and say he had something in his eye.

197 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:03 pm

Jim Joyce needs to jump on Junior's heels and, uhh, retire. Today.

198 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:03 pm
199 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:03 pm

Lotta ground balls, Captain.

200 Raf   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:04 pm

[188] That may be the case, but this blown call, combined with a couple of players (Verlander and Oswalt) arguing balls and strikes earlier this week, as well as the Joe West balk incident, things are starting to reach a breaking point

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201 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:05 pm

Ah, fuck it, it was a perfect game. We all saw it. And agree. Record books be fucked.

That was perfect. Why should a dumb all ruin it?

Three cheers for Galaragga!

202 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:05 pm

[196] Or something up his asshole.

203 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:06 pm

[201] agreed. on phone with tigers fan buddy. we both agree that that was a perfect game.

204 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:07 pm

I am annoyed that I feel completely let down about a game I had no investment in until an hour ago. Ah, baseball.......

205 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:07 pm

[181] They can't restore the perfect game, but there is a way to possibly restore the no hitter. If Jim Joyce reveals that he called the runner safe because he felt the pitcher missed the bag, MLB would be in its right (and correct in doing so) to rule the hit an E-1.

[185] Don Denkinger has some company.

206 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:08 pm

Teixera was more safe then the cal in Detroit.

207 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:08 pm

[201] oh no doubt, we all know it. but jeez ya just feel for the kid.

and I agree that we're reaching a breaking point here, what else do we need? a World Series decided by something like this? I don't know what the solution is, but this can't be allowed anymore.

208 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:08 pm

It was a perfect game. If I ran the Detroit Papers I would say PERFECTO tomorrow and say G's perfect game was special because it was a 28 out perfecto.

209 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:09 pm

[197] As if Junior's seasons wasn't bad enough, his retirement will now be overshadowed by a bigger story.

Not sure what everyone is so upset about...we got to see the first 28 out perfect game in history.

210 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:09 pm

201) There is not much room for error in these days of instant replay. I'm afraid you can't have a close all like that and NOT get reamed for it.

Although I have to say this--as pissed as I felt at Joyce in the moment--from what I know about umpires, that man is like Jackie Smith right now--the sickest man in America.

211 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:12 pm

Taking it for all umpires!

212 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:12 pm

Oy and Bollocks. Move, dummy.

213 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:12 pm

[207] We've already had that. Don Denkinger's blown call cost the Cardinals the 1985 World Series. Like Joyce, he blew the last out of game 6, which the Royals came back to win (as well as Game 7 the next day).

214 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:13 pm

What a dufus. The ump just stood still and let it hit him. To bad it wasn't Joyce.

215 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:15 pm

[214] in yankees game?

216 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:15 pm

[210] ask Yogi if Jackie Robinson was safe when he stole home in the 1955 serious..

217 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:16 pm

[213] Actually, I think it may have been one out on that call, but the tying and winning runs didn't score until there were two outs.

218 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:17 pm

[213] [216] yeah but these things have to happen in this era before it'll happen. fact is, we all can see it this time. We don't need Yogi or anyone else to show us. We get multiple angles and can see in super slow mo the truth.

219 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:17 pm

[214] I usually like umpires, and they get it right 99% of the time, but right now it's easy pick'ns to take a shot. Some of them are getting bigger than the position (Joe West?)

Do you think the ump who just got hit in the game was paying attention, or checking out the hot girl in section 7?

220 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:17 pm

I've been away, and not back into Banter rhythm yet, but watching what happened in Detroit, and knowing the Banterites would be all over it made me come here to vent and share outrage.

Umps blow calls, Joyce had blown one in the top of the 9th already (Damon was out on the DP ball) but this is SO historic, and a player was right there with immortality AND the game was in such a great space, with 3 in a month ...

The bad taste is just awful.

Someone said the no-hitter could be stat-restored if Joyce says he thought he missed the bag (is he going to say Donald BEAT it? How could he?). It is true, actually, and gives Andres G a small touch of compensation. I actually think this might even happen. Or is that assuming too much of the execs?

Bad. Real bad.

221 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:18 pm

[218] This call will undoubtedly revive the drumbeat for instant replay. Even in spite of the injustice, I am still inclined to be against it.

222 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:18 pm

And I do agree with Alex ... Joyce is going to be feeling just awful. Have to believe it.

223 seamus   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:19 pm

what bugs me about that call is that most of the time, if the ball beats the runner he is called out almost automatically. What a strange place to not make that call.

224 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:20 pm

[222] The weirdest thing is he started to call him out, but then changed to safe. It's almost like he thought I am not going to get caught up in this game and show everyone that no matter the stakes I play it right down the line. Or, maybe he just blew it.

225 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

[220] how could he possibly claim that he was safe after seeing that slow-mo? People make mistakes, that's a given. But own up to it.

226 Raf   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

Umpires have shown that they will conference to get the call right, as happened a couple of times during the 2004 ALCS (Bellhorn HR & Rodriguez interference call)

227 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

Just Nasty.

228 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

Cano is ridiculous.

229 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

RIPPER!

230 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

Robbinson Cano!

231 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

DONT'CHA KNOW!

232 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

[223] And the nerve in that situation, to even consider calling the runner safe on a play like that. What a smurf!

And Robbie Cano for NYC Mayor!

233 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:21 pm

Mother of God.

234 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:22 pm

Front page of ESPN.com
Perfect Crime
Armando Galarraga was one out away from a perfect game. A missed call at first base on the last out cost him immortality

235 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:23 pm

[225] He wont think he is safe after the replay, but if Joyce rulled that Donald simply beat the play, then it can't be ruled an error. The key is why did Joyce call him safe at the time. If he said the pitcher missed the bag, then that should be scored an E-1.

[226] I don't think you can conference on a play like that. The 1B umps view is so superior that his opinion should trump all the others.

236 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:23 pm

Interesting to see where Cano ends up for the year statswise, and how many MVP votes he gets..shame he isn't just a little bit shorter, imagine the accolades!

237 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:24 pm

[205] I hope that happens. Joyce ruled it out, then changed it to safe. I bet he thought the pitcher was juggling the ball, and that's why he called it safe. That could be an error, too.

238 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:24 pm

[236] Yep...if Cano was scrapper he actually might have an MVP already.

239 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:26 pm

[237] Good point...I have a strong feeling we will see the scoring changed.

240 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:26 pm

This game should be TKO'd and let Balto go back to the hotel to get ready for tomorrow.

241 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:27 pm

fuckin A. Jim Joyce's wiki page already has an entry for "the call". hehe aaaand it's locked for vandalism. haha

242 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:27 pm

So..... how do we feel about Girardi putting Cano in the 5th spot?

243 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:28 pm

[242] Terrible, terrible decision ... he should be batting 3rd!

=)

244 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:28 pm

[236] And balder... and uglier.

245 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:30 pm

Russo in at 3rd, interesting to see it wasn't Pena ...

246 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:30 pm

[245] well, Pena is in at short.

247 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:31 pm

[241] I've been watching the edit wars on that page. Among the edits:

James A. Joyce III (October 3 1955 – June 2, 2010) is an umpire in Major League Baseball who FUCKED up big time and has worked in the American League (AL) from 1987 to 1999 and throughout both major leagues since 2000.

Joyce recently blew a call to ruin a perfect game. He is now the greatest troll in baseball. What a bitch. May he burn in hell. idiot

248 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:31 pm

NICE PLAY!

249 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:31 pm

[242] Girardi has mostly been very good in constructing his lineup. With the exception of experimenting too much with Gardner in the 2-hole, filling out a lineup has been a strong point of his.

250 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:32 pm

Now, the entire Orioles team should just pack up and leave.

251 knuckles   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:32 pm

Tejada seemed a little steamed at Swish throwing behind him (to 1st) on that one.

252 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:32 pm

The Kids are alright. I HATE the O's. Too bad.

253 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:32 pm

[247] I didn't know that was even a hobby. Do you take screenshots?

254 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:33 pm

FANTASTIC!!!!!!!!!!
I hate to say it butI don't think Po makes that play.
Excellent, excellent throw by Pena.

255 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:33 pm

[246] Yeah, somehow I missed that ... it makes sense now!

256 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:34 pm

Cervelli's head might look like a golf ball but he ain't afraid to block the plate. Did you see his position taking that throw? Fantastic.

257 randym77   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:35 pm

[253] I wouldn't say it's a hobby. I just find it interesting to see the reaction when things like that happen. It's so fast.

No need to take screenshots. Wikipedia saves all edits in the page's history.

258 Just Fair   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:35 pm

Maybe Chad can get an out without a ball being hit 380 feet.

259 RagingTartabull   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:35 pm

[213] oh I know Denkinger, but as indefensible as the Orta call was it was still seen as a freak occurance at the time. This, on the other hand, seems to be part of a growing trend of bad officiating.

260 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:36 pm

FIVE of 8 position players on the field now are Home Grown!

261 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:37 pm

Man, Gaudin should moonlight as a bartender, what with all those cement mixers he keeps serving up ...

262 NYYfan22   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:38 pm

[257] oh wow. (checks the edits on that page) That's crazy.

263 RIYank   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:40 pm

Yo!
Fun game. I heard about half on the radio. Haven't seen any.

264 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:40 pm

I hope the Jays bullpen is as generous this weekend as they have been for the Rays.

265 Horace Clarke Era   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:41 pm

Leyland, showing class, talked about Joyce as a good umpire. Joyce isn't an ego hound/incompetent like West, he isn't a troll. He blew a career-defining call. I am really hoping he says it was a missing the bag or a bobble. Somehow, even though wrong, they feel LESS wrong than saying that the runner beat the ball.

266 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:42 pm

By the way, Maddon strikes again! Another game tying squeeze bunt. This is now the 5th time Maddon has successfully employed the strategy.

267 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:42 pm

2Bman 2008: .326 .376 .493 .869 (MVP)
2Bman 2010: .373 .412 .632 1.044 (???)

268 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:43 pm

[265]

I'd like him to state "I called it as I saw it ... I didn't have the benefit of instant replay. If I had, I might have called it differently."

269 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:43 pm

[268] Might have?

270 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:44 pm

But would Maddon have batted Cano 5th?

271 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:44 pm

[265] Somebody over at BBTF who was watching the Leyland presser said that Leyland said he was told by Joyce on the field that the runner beat the ball to the bag ...

272 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:45 pm

That Swisher guy is alright!
(Who did we have to give up for him again?)

273 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:47 pm

[271]

If ANYTHING .... Galarraga MAY have juggled the ball into the glove ... but the runner DID NOT beat the ball.

274 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:47 pm

Jim Joyce was utterly distraught when we talked to him. "Biggest call of my career, and I kicked the s**t out of it."

Joyce said he didn't know if he would try to talk to Galarraga. "I don't know what to do. I just cost that kid a perfect game.

http://twitter.com/Stareagle

275 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:47 pm

[270] Good question. He bats Zobrist third, so I think he probably would.

All kidding aside, Maddon has really made a big difference this season. I really wish the Yankees would incorporate the squeeze more. It is one of the few times bunting is worthwhile.

276 Eirias   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:47 pm

K-Rod with the blown save.

277 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:49 pm

That was a beautiful woman.

278 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:51 pm

[274] That's pretty sad. I am sure Galarraga will get over it long before Joyce.

279 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:51 pm

Holy shit! Jays closer gives up 6 to TB in the 9th.

280 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:53 pm

So the Tiggers dump Willis. I wonder how much of his salary they ate.
Meanwhile... anyone watching Miggy's numbers? Insane.

281 Raf   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:54 pm

[275] At the rate the Yanks score runs, they really don't need to utilize squeeze plays and the like.

282 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:55 pm

[279]

Kevin Gregg is not impressed ...

283 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:55 pm

Hughes and Andy on the All-Star team?

284 Raf   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:56 pm

[280] I believe the Tigers are on the hook for Willis' salary, and the D-Backs pay the league minimum.

285 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:58 pm

[284] Almost. The Tigers are on the hook for everything minus the pro-rated league minimum, which the D-Backs are picking up.

286 OldYanksFan   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:58 pm

[284] Was it a waivers claim or a trade?

287 cult of basebaal   ~  Jun 2, 2010 9:59 pm

[286] Trade.

288 Alex Belth   ~  Jun 2, 2010 10:00 pm

Tigers Perfect Game thread is up, above...

289 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jun 2, 2010 10:00 pm

Look for Gallarage and Joyce to be doing trade shows in 20 years..ya never know, stranger people have come together..

http://www.gwu.edu/~nsarchiv/nsa/elvis/elnix.html

290 Raf   ~  Jun 2, 2010 10:00 pm

[285] Thanks

[286] Trade after a waiver claim; Willis was designated for assignment, IIRC

291 Diane Firstman   ~  Jun 2, 2010 10:00 pm

Jim Joyce was responsible for counting the chads in Florida back in 2000, right?

292 williamnyy23   ~  Jun 2, 2010 10:12 pm

[281] There are times, however, when it would be useful. Unfortunately, many of the games were in the past, when the offense was depleted by injury.

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