Big CC Going for win number 20…
Serve ‘em up fresh, CC.
Let’s Go Yan-Kees!
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chocolate chip cookies
C.C. ---> Cookie Monster ☺
So it is written... so it shall be done!
Ho boy.... from Lohud:
“This has been the toughest two- or three-week stretch I think I’ve had in my career playing through pain,” Teixeira said. “The fact is, I haven’t been producing. If you’re out there playing hurt and you’re doing well, then you can deal with it and you play through it. But it’s affecting my swing. It’s affecting me running the bases (and) playing defense. I’ve got to get healthy.”
The Division means little if we are out of the PS after 4 games.
Play Swisher and Berkman at first, and rest/DH Teix.
We really need to rest our horses.
The first 2 weeks of October man a lot more then the last 2 weeks of September.
Hey, everybody's out partying on a Saturday night, or what?
 Not Teix...
Someone should put the ball in play.
Okay. Still, it would be good if someone put a ball in play. Just to see if the Orioles are awake. Or dead.
Hey, thanks, Rob.
Now someone should get a lot of RBI.
Cano hit it too hard to get his 100th RBI apparently.
 Skeleton crew tonight, looks like.
 I suppose we'll need to hope the automation system is operational.
Bautista just drilled #49. Wow.
That was fabulous hitting by Jorgie.
Very impressive how he went down and got that. He looked fooled.
Goddam, that is very satisfying.
Jorgie is putting together some impressive at bats.
 'impressive', yes, exactly.
I think we're all on the same page, as far as Jorgie goes.
 Damn. Wait, who's pitching for Boston - I forget.
Oh, Beckett is pitching in Fenway! Excellent.
Jeter has Zero range
Did Derek just get a sacrifice fly?
Gets the run in.
This guy's strike zone is gargantuan.
Well... I guess Jeter flying out is better then Jeter grounding out.
Come on CC, bear down.
Um this isn't good.
Struck him out!
Half the cycle.
Take the Score Truck off the cement blocks, please... wheels up!
hi folks ..... happy post yummy kippers!
For those of us, myself included, who criticized Girardi's bunting over the last week or so- I was watching some of the Cards-Padres game and I swear Eckstein bunted with 0 outs and a runner on first and third to get the runner at first into scoring position. It wasn't a squeeze, it was a straight sacrifice. I guess that's "GRITTY!!!!" So it could be worse....
Fire Score Truck back up.
Poor Curtis is inept, isn't he?
 He looked ept when he first came up, but yeah.
 True, but his minor league numbers aren't really sparkling either. Not sure why he's getting all this playing time.
 Early Pregnancy Test? Li'l CC?
Cashmoney's at the game tonight, I read. He too will experience the joys of non-plays and witness the spectacle of bullpen roulette. Wonder how that works if he calls the shots...
 If anything's pregnant it's the pause between him and his game...
Very helpful, thank you, Orioles.
Cano has become a class of one on DP pivots. Amazing how a major leaguer can improve their game at this level. Does he win the gold glove in the AL?
Reimold will give you hallucinations.
 Dude can hit, too.
 Yeah, he's a keeper. Congratulation to Robinson Cano triple digits rbi's.
 Considering the size of his back, I wonder how long it took to get that tattoo..
We're winning..is the slump over yet?
Ok who is this Andino kid?
He was out.
Hey, Yonkers got a shout out!
No, the tie goes to the Yankee.
Hey, the Angels have rallied!
This could be another solid night.
Beckett had been walking the tightrope all night, and his luck finally gave out. 4-1 in the bottom of the sixth there.
I love when you hear players scream "Shit!" when they pop out.
Let's go Angels (I don't think I've ever said that since Reggie was on the team)!
 Beckett was walking it? Poor tightrope....
Not that I should talk with big CC on the mound, but CC is more big boned... :)
 Uh, yeah. He's a big canvas, as Chyll Will noted.
Beckett has really sucked this year. RSN takes a very dim view of Theo's rotation purchases: Beckett, Dice-K, Lackey, all signed for years to come.
 Like a lot of big men, CC is light on his feet.
Good stuff here on the historically awful 2010 Seattle Mariners "O":
 I love that the Sox have all those years and $ wrapped up in the Grinch and Lackey!
btw, A-Rod's career OPS is .959...
 Nothing short of amazing. He owns the expression 'he makes it look easy' .
Sox are coming back on a Papi RBI double and a hideous throwing error by the Blue Jay 2baseman.
ARod's numbers in September: .341 .391 .683 1.074
Sox score again. Now trail 4-3.
Anyone warming up? CC for the7th?
 To start it at least, I'm sure.
... and to finish it.
Good pitching, big dude.
I'm not as excited about CC winning 20 as I was about Mussina doing it (the saving grace of the 2008 campaign besides the sendoff of the old Stadium), but still, this is pretty cool.
Halos still lead TB by 1 after 8.
 Yeah, same here. CC deserves it, but you really ached for Mussina.
Oh, come on, we have to get enough base runners for Brett to bat again in the ninth. He's a HR short of the cycle!
So is this the really South Bronx?
Very nice. Not that I was worried, but the extra run in nice, and Brett scoring a gritty one is nicer.
Two more base runners and Brett will get another PA.
So, Jazz Tokyo, Rosenthal via MLBTR has Darvish as "highly likely to be posted" this offseason. How big of a buy are you?
Cortisone shots don't sound fun.
Papi comes to bat with two on and two out in the seventh. David Purcey in to pitch to him.
Nice job, Joba.
 Bison, for example.
Purcey falls behind Ortiz, 2-0.
Papi waves at a high fast ball, 2-1. He takes a called strike on the outside edge, 2-2. The tension mounts...
 Cautious..I'm no scout but have watched him pitch on tv many times, and in the WBC. He can pitch in the majors for sure but probably not the "ace" he is here..and with the posting fee likely to be higher than Dice-K's was...that's a lot of cash..and Japanese pitchers have not really excelled in the US with the exception of Nomo and Kuroda....
Also, I watched Darvish throw 145 pitches one night..they don't know from pitch counts here, makes me very wary of a long-term deal for any twirler..
Purcey for President!
Low and away, full count. Ortiz digs in. He looks serious, wow, someone forgot to tell him that the season is over.
Swing and a miss at another high heater, down goes Papi!
Or Prime Minister!
On the other hand, he's younger than Hughes. Wow. What if he really is an ace?
I dunno. I think I'd put up Dice-K money for him, but I wouldn't go way over that. My bet is that teams will be wary of going above the $50M posting fee, since everyone agrees the Sox are paying too much for Matsuzaka's services.
Over at Pinto's site, there's a report of a new word: Lackeyluster.
Nice to see Andy fair of face in the dugout. Tomorrow never knows.
Now, as long as Curtis doesn't GIDP, Brett gets his shot at glory.
 I hear you. I just want that special rare kind of pitching prospect in our system. I realize, of course, that Darvish isn't that good, but he'd be the closest we've had to a "unique" player like Strasburg, Chapman, Gooden, Halladay, etc. in a while. Please ignore the logical faults (CC, Joba, Hughes, etc). Eh, its just a personal fascination.
 I love how you got two of my favorite (and unrelated!) things together into one beautifully expressed sentiment.
 I hear you. I just want that special rare kind of pitching prospect in our system. I realize, of course, that Darvish isn't that good, but he'd be the closest we've had to a "unique" player like Strasburg, Chapman, Gooden, Halladay, etc. in a while. Please ignore the logical faults (CC, Joba, Hughes, etc). Eh, its just a personal fascination. The ultimate in "imported aces" to serve as an FU to the doubters, to go along with our mostly homebuilt crew.
Double digits! Now I want back-to-back
I do hope the Yankees save some runs for tomorrow when I'll be at the game.
Thelarmis will be happy: double digits!
Now come on, Brett, add a solo homer and we'll etch your name on a tablet or something.
Go ahead and swing for the fences, Brett. You've got plenty of runs, just take your shot at glory.
Damn. Now bat around and try again.
arghhh, and Tampa just tied it in the 9th
 i'm not happy. well, i'm happy with the score...
rodney just imploded. 3 straight singles. tampon tied the game. fuggin' halos...
That was very disappointing. Probably Brett's best chance at the cycle, and he strikes out on three pitches.
 Ah. Well, don't worry, be happy. You're all done atoning, after all!
 You have to think the Sox will not be in on the bidding..so you've got the Dodgers (if they get their finances sorted), the M's, maybe some radom NK team looking to hit the Japanese market..but yeah, it's going to be over $100 million for the posting & contract..
Trey Hillman said he no doubts that Darvish would succeed in the Majors, btw..
 NK = North Korea?
Seems like it would've been a good chance to get Royce Ring's feet wet. I worry that his first shot will be in a big spot.
BTW, just think of all the good headlines Darvish would make.
Golson just tossed the final ball for CCs victory into the stands.
Yes! #20 for CC.
 Yes, Asia Expansion League, the Pyongyang Dear Leaders.."utilizing the all-powerful baseball strategies of Dear Leader Kim Jong-Il, inventor of the sacrifice bunt and "total baseball" theory"...
 "Whirling Darvish Stymies Sox!"
Rays on the verge of winning... :(
Kalish, the tying run, picked off of first. Sox down to their last out.
Rays win on a "walk" off.
Yankees win: yay. Rays win, too: oh well. Sox lose again: buh-bye.
So it was written... and so it was done. >;)
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