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Battle For First Place

Yanks saddled up with some beef for the home stretch: Kerry, Austin and Lance. Sounds like the Chelsea All Boys Glee Club.

Still, the Bombers can use all the muscle they can get against these tough Rays.

Go git ‘em, boys.

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1 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 6:12 pm

pepto abysmal dfa'ed!

relief!

2 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 6:16 pm

WOR showed that movie one time in the late70s/early 80s. They left in the scene where, during a robbery at a club (? IIRC), the robbers had all the patrons strip down to their underwear. Even the woman who declared she didn't wear underwear.

Full frontal nudity!

3 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 6:31 pm

Yanks on the boob tube AGAIN tonight! Three games in a row. Except for the Michael Kay part, i feel like I'm getting spoiled.

4 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:09 pm

Must win game

5 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:09 pm

Yanks get Wood to stiffen up the Pen!

6 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:14 pm

[3] Lucky! M's & Twins here again..riveting..oh well, coffee, bagels and Gameday ahoy!

7 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:17 pm

This does not augur well.

8 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:20 pm

johnny vander garza's throwing a NO HITTER!!! ; )

9 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:20 pm

[7] Augur?

It's King Felix on the mound today! Love watching him pitch..

How's Javy looking?

10 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:20 pm

[5] oh my. i'm surprised diane didn't write that! ; )

11 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:21 pm

[9] um, not good. leadoff double...

12 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:21 pm

Oh here we go

13 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:22 pm

Why is Tino screaming at the viewer?

14 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:22 pm

[10]

hey now! :-)

I'm gonna be in your neck of the woods next week ... Sheraton Atlanta Downtown

15 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:23 pm

[11] Oh no..Gameday seems to be on a slight delay this morning..

Twins already up 2-0 on King Felix!

16 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:24 pm

DEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEP.......

15 feet in front of the warning track.

17 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:25 pm

and so it begins...

18 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:25 pm

[16]

Michael Kay's depth perception would be rated a 20 in scoutspeak...

19 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:25 pm

[16] Well, that's still a long way to Death Valley if..oh, they're in Tampa..

20 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:27 pm

[14] yes, ma'am!

i know the sheraton. right by where i used to play all the time. i'm thinking of going to the game friday night, not sure yet. at the very least, we should meet up for a meal, or something...

i'm headed out to a gig here in a bit, but we'll touch base here during the week. when are you headed south?

21 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:27 pm

9) hey, not everything I type is misspelled!

http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/Augur

22 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:29 pm

[20]

Tuesday late afternoon

the SABR crew will be at the Friday night game .... I'll be in either section 331 or 333 ....

23 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:29 pm

Twins get 3 off of Felix..M's with ANOTHER error in the infield..Thome can still stroke it..Mrs. Jazz thinks Don Wakamatsu is handsome...that's about all from this game..

Hold them to 1 Javy! We'll win this game for sure!

24 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:30 pm

Tino calming down some.

25 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:32 pm

[21] Nice! Can't recall seeing that word in print before...

26 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:32 pm

Cool graphic! i didn't know ARod had so many career HRs.

27 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:33 pm

Now Kay is yelling

28 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:36 pm

[26] I missed it. How many career HRs does A-Rod have?

29 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:36 pm

I'm really glad the quest for the semi historic HR has not overshadowed the game on the field. I mean, getting a walk was a good thing, right guys?

30 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:36 pm

Shut up Kay, I covered all that in my Bantermetrics post :-)

31 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:37 pm

[22] oh wow, soon. will you check in at the banter during the week? are you reachable via your new website?

32 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:37 pm

Well, at least we're not getting no hit

33 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:37 pm

Robbie looking locked in.

34 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:38 pm

a hit! off garza!

rejoice.

35 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:38 pm

farnsworth coming home to atlanta. came over w/ ankiel...

36 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:39 pm

cokey playing with fire at the fens.

c'mon kid, get it together!

37 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:39 pm

[31]

Yes I should be checking in .... write me privately ,..... you can also reach me at the spellczechs site ... I'm also on facebook

38 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:41 pm

Well, that AB couldn't have gone much worse.

39 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:43 pm

[37] cool. i'm not on facebook, so i guess i'll get to you via spellczechs. is it just that dot com?

40 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:43 pm

Just hit it in the air Curtis

41 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:43 pm

Is Kay particularly annoying tonight? or maybe it's the material: a manufactured controversy about where this or that player should bat, in addition to something or other about ARod.

42 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:43 pm

motherfucker. fat liar tied it up bottom 9.

fuck!

43 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:43 pm

I prefer Swish batting 2nd.

44 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:44 pm

[42] He won it, actually

45 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:45 pm

shit sox won.

of course.

: /

46 OldYanksFan   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:46 pm

Sox walk off.

47 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:46 pm

Not optimal, but not bad either. Good job, Grandy!

48 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:46 pm

[44] i really hate that fat fuck.

49 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:46 pm

I'll take that.

50 Mattpat11   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:46 pm

I still want to know what happened to the Phil Coke we had. It was incredibly frustrating at the time, but looking back, there was something hilarious about having a guy whose sole job on the team was to give up homers to lefties

51 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:49 pm

diane - i found your spellczechs site. i don't see a way to email you from there. am i blind? if cliff has your email, i can get it from him...

52 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:51 pm

[39]

http://spellczechs.wordpress.com/

or email alex and he'll forward to me

53 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:56 pm

[51]

I just e-mailed you (you'll read how I found you)

54 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:58 pm

[53] huh. really??? i didn't get an email. i wonder if you actually found me! it's not easy... : )

if you did find me, it could be an older addy. the main part would be the same, it's just at gmail dot com now...

55 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 7:59 pm

That was not a swing, was it? Really?

56 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:01 pm

[54]

OK .... tried it with the gmail addy

57 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:02 pm

Microcosm of life. Deep, Michael Kay, real deep.

58 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:03 pm

[57] Is his new woman unlocking the hidden, philosophical MK?

59 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:04 pm

[57]

spoken by a man who is engaged to Jodi Applegate, and gets to follow the Yanks for a living

60 thelarmis   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:04 pm

[56] got it! sneaky! : )

alright peeps, i'm late for a gig.

GO YANKS!!!

61 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:06 pm

58) new woman? I didn't know he had a little somethin' somethin'.

62 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:08 pm
63 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:09 pm

Soclose Brett.

64 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:09 pm

that's gonna leave a mark

65 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:09 pm

[61] Oh Prof....the phrase "something' somethin'" does not go well with your tweed coat and pipe! :) btw, who exactly IS this John Jaso??

66 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:10 pm

Michael is thinking of a 3-way with he, Jodi and Kim ... :-(

67 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:12 pm

[61]

a better article on the happy couple

http://tinyurl.com/2b7ncbx

68 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:13 pm

[65] He's Jason VoorHees to the Yanks right now...

Seems like he and carl Crawford are gonna pick-and-roll the Yanks to death tonight >:'

69 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:15 pm

I thinking Alex goes dead CF here .... to the warning track.

70 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:16 pm

67) well, it's a big, funny world, i guess.

65) just trying to stay hip and relevant, so i can relate to these kids today with their convertible cars and jazz music.

71 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:17 pm

[66] Can't blame him.

72 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:18 pm

Javy's not been great but he's hanging in there. But the offense needs to get out of this score every ten innings thing.

73 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:19 pm

[70] Tough to do, Daddy-O..

C'mon Tex, bring some return of the Boom-Bap!

74 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:22 pm

But Michael ... consider the run-scoring environments of Mickey and A-Rod .... Mantle's achievement is harder.

75 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:23 pm

Time to drop Alex to eighth in the order :-)

76 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:24 pm

So they show all of the flashes going off in the stands when the pitcher throws a pitch to ARod. Now my question, does the flash really do anything when you are taking a picture of an object a couple hundred feet away?

77 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:25 pm

[75] It's getting crowded there, isn't it where Jeter should be hitting now?

It's Cano vs. the Rays.

78 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:27 pm

[76] No they don't. Chances are it's an automatic setting

79 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:28 pm

[78] On many of those P&S cameras, you'll have a flash effectiveness of about 6 feet.

80 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:32 pm

77) the Yankees are trying to construct a roster with about seven players rotating into the DH all batting eighth.

81 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:35 pm

I've got a kitchen to clean. What a wild July Saturday night.

82 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:46 pm

[81] I finished up cleaning the bathroom not too long ago

83 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:50 pm

[81] Laundry here! Banter-chore-a-thon!

84 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:51 pm

Is a run scored after a leadoff double a "manufactured run"? More importantly, why am I listening to Michael Kay?

85 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:58 pm

The captain trying to manufacture a run!

86 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:58 pm

This is A Rod's inning...

87 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:59 pm

Ugh, Lancie, baby!

88 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:59 pm

THAT'S WHAT I'M TALKIN' BOUT!!!!!!!

89 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 8:59 pm

Tie!

90 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:00 pm

Wait, did that land yet?

91 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:00 pm

Manufactured Run!!!!

92 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:00 pm

Teix for the tie!

A-Rod for the untie.

93 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:00 pm

Good Gosh.

94 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:00 pm

A Rod misses the first fastball...

95 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:01 pm

Oh, tough second strike. Damn, good pitch.

96 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:01 pm

Good, he bounced the curve ball.

97 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:01 pm

[73] I called it!!

"Return of the Boom Bap means jus that!"

98 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:02 pm

Got him to chase another hook. Crud.

False Alarm.

My bad.

99 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:03 pm

Let's Go Robbie.

100 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:03 pm

Slowly but surely, this team has gone from Jeter & A-Rod's to Cano, Teix and CC's.

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101 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:03 pm

[95] Was that 2nd pitch even a strike?

102 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:04 pm

Yeah! Garza with some onions throwing a 2-0 heater, good cut by Robbie.

103 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:04 pm

101) I don't think it was...inside.

104 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:05 pm

Does he throw a curve, 3-2?

105 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:06 pm

Garza shakes off the sign, Cano steps out, back in, fastball, outside corner, puched out. Ouch.

106 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:06 pm

Funny..cano reacted like he swung at the 2-1 pitch, the pitcher and catcher thought he swung. Only the third base ump called it no swing. No matter, he strikes out looking.

107 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:14 pm

I'm also in the midst of doing laundry ... Banter Chore-a-thon continues

108 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:14 pm

Two homer minimum. So expect another one.

109 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:14 pm

Joyce hits some HIGH home runs. That was a shot.

110 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:14 pm

Nah, I don't want the lead; here, you take it...

111 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:15 pm

Another hanging breaking pitch...

112 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:15 pm

Listening to Kay and Tino tonight is pretty much a chore. Am part of the Chore-a-thon?

113 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:17 pm

Joba thinking "you brought in Kerry Wood ... to possibly usurp* ME?"

* I doubt Joba would use that word

114 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:18 pm

[112] Yup. Those of us doing other chores get to step away from Kay.

115 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:18 pm

JOBA ... is he another case of MDAWATCH?

Million Dollar Arm with a Ten-Cent Head

116 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:19 pm

That kid is a little too fucking cocky for his own good.

117 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:20 pm

[116] I hit a moonshot like that, I'd watch too

118 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm

Swish swat!

119 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm

I'm really interested to hear from whom Kay is receiving text messages.

SWISH!!

120 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm

BOOOM!

121 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm

Yep, another hanging breaking pitch...

122 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm

Matt Garza is bendable and posable.

123 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:24 pm

Way to go, Swish.

Dude, can Curtis NOT SUCK for more than a minute, hah?

124 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:25 pm

117) LOL, true!

125 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:25 pm

123) he does make lots of outs, huh?

126 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:26 pm

Sit down, Frankie...that was over the plate.

127 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:32 pm

Crap. It's Boone Logan time.

128 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:37 pm

Booooone!

129 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:38 pm

127) nice job Boone.

Now let's see how the top of the order does seeing Garza for the fourth time.

130 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:38 pm

Man, gunna be special when A Rod hit's number 600 tonight to win it...

131 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:39 pm

Or against Benoit.

132 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:40 pm

Alex will break the tie.

133 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:41 pm

Ok, Fat Elvis, let's see what you've got

134 Diane Firstman   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:43 pm

Hmmm ,,, that was Giambi-like

135 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:43 pm

Pete Puma looking pretty bad there

136 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:47 pm

Well, at least Jeter put the ball in play. Otherwise that was a dismal half inning.

137 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:51 pm

Ok, let's keep Joyce in the park this time.

138 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:56 pm

A-Rod go crackle-crackle boom boom to break tie?

139 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:57 pm

Sigh..

140 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:57 pm

Ok, nevermind. He's trying too hard.

141 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:58 pm

damn, just missed it

142 Raf   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:58 pm

Robbie!

143 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:58 pm

One batter too late. But it's optimal.

144 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:58 pm

Rats. Would've made a good story.

Maybe in extry inningseses.

Robbie is unreal!

Mo time.

145 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 9:59 pm

Hey, Robbie just hit ARod's 600th HR!!!!

I love manufactured runs!

146 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:00 pm

143) highly optimal

147 Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:00 pm

M-V-P!

148 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:01 pm

[144] No, please. I love you guys, but I want this game to end now.

149 Alex Belth   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:01 pm

C'mon Mariano...

150 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:04 pm

oh, and I almost forgot...for the SS's stumbling, bumbling catch on ARod's popup:

http://tinyurl.com/rb3o4u

151 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:09 pm

Would have been perfect if Robbie could track that one down. Ah well.

152 monkeypants   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:09 pm

Nice.

This is a fun series so far.

153 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:10 pm

Woo hoo.

Robbie player of the game.

And kitchen mostly clean (mop the floor tomorrow.)

Good night all.

154 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:11 pm

Well alright then >;)

155 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:14 pm

Fuck yes.

That was very satisfying.

And not for nothing, but boy would it be nice to be in a spot where we can put one in Joyce's ear. May have to wait for next year. Young man needs some ackrite, though.

Great win.

156 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:19 pm

Btw, Loone Bogan rides again! I'm going to keep pushing that one. This new version looks pretty good.

You know what's amazing to think back on? Can you believe there was a time when people didn't want Cano in a trade? That one is hard for me to understand. Maybe it's because I am a lefty with the classic lefty sweet swing (broken down, softball beer league version), but I need to see exactly one swing from young Robinho to see something great. I mean, just seeing something you like, sure it doesn't always pan out, but that ridiculously gorgeous swing... how could you not want that kid???

157 jjmerlock   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:19 pm

[156] should say "needed to see."

158 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 31, 2010 10:34 pm

Hello All,
Very Satisfying Win...V.S.W.

Wonder how Arod feels surrounded in the order by players hitting booming home runs? Happy, but a little green?

How soon do we call for the head of Lance Berkman? Do you miss Nick?

Save for one pitch yesterday, the Yanks would be going for the sweep. Can't wait to read the papers tomorrow.

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