Javy and the Yanks look to catch the Rays.
Sic ‘em champ.
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What's the ceremony for?
Jays manager Cito Gaston is retiring after the season. Last home game for the Jays this year.
Woe is me. I left my power cord at school. Go Yankees!
F%$% the Jays. It's 7:30. Start the game already.
RIP comedian Greg Giraldo, dead at 45 from an accidental prescription drug overdose.
So how many HRs does Javy give up tonight? I put the over/under at 4.5
I really didn't miss Javy Vazquez starts
paging Kei Igawa ... Kei Igawa please report to Toronto
Well, that was stupid
 That's cold. True, but cold.
Nice to see Javy in midseason form.
I''ve always liked Cito. I wish I was home to see the ceremony (I got home right after)
Great to see Javy joining in the celebratory mood and pitching in so the Jays could set their single-season HR record.
 No need for regrets...YES didn't much of it.
 Eh. At least I heard it on the radio then
I think the Jays' single season team HR record should have an asterisk.
 Or just a giant picture of Vazquez.
Ol' MacDonald had a double, e-i-e-i-o.
we want brackman!
I'm enjoying this, in a perverse way. I keep thinking, "He'll be watching the playoffs on tv, just like me."
Good job, Golson.
Oh great, Austin Kearns is officially the 2nd half of a platoon with Gardner.
We're trying to win the division =/ starting Javier Vazquez.
 I figure that's just talk. Girardi really wants to send Cito out on a high note.
"Javy and the Yanks look to catch the Rays."
You are being facetious here, right?
Wait, what happened? I had to go do a kid pick-up, and when I got back the inning was over. Why didn't they put up all the Blue Jay runs in the third inning?
 The real problem, right now, is that Cecil is blanking the Yankees. Again.
Cecil vs Yanks, 2010: 28 1/3 IP, 23 H, 1 HR, 13 BB (!), 18 K, 2.22 ERA (not counting tonight)
Cecil vs everyone else, 2010: nothing like that
If Vazquez makes it through six or seven having only given up the 3 runs, that will be just fine.
 True...Cecil is making the Yankees starter a mute point.
Rays losing 2-0...incredible how poorly these two teams have played down the stretch.
I'm flipping back and forth from this game and The Bottom of the Tenth and I must admit, I also say and think of OPS as one single word. How bad is that?
 it's as bad as javy is at pitching! ; )
 Very, very bad indeed...
 Love the pic!
 Not sure why, but playing the sax is pretty cool.
 It's definitely not that bad. Come on.
 playing drums is cooler!!! : )
 don't you have another kid you can go pick up?
 Nope, ran outa kids.
One of them plays the sax, too. Way cooler than drums.
 Jomerun Javy!!!
What a fitting end to his season!
 but not cooler than marimba! i mean, i've got all kindsa hot marimba groupies pounding down my door. that's why i don't have any time to post nonsensical drivel on baseball blogs. oh, wait...
And thus ends Jomerun Javy's career in pinstripes ... not with a whimper, but with a bang.
Should've pulled him after the walk, not sure why Girardi is so worried about burning through the Sanchez's and Alby's right now.
JAVY!!!! 3 is my favorite #. i knew he'd come thru with 3 jomers. good work, man. now, please take your ticket and go south of heaven...
7 runs in 4 2/3 innings - yes, we now have our Game 2 starter!
Anyone who buys Game 4 ALDS tickets is an idiot because the Twins are gonna sweep in 3.
I don't even think it's possible to conceive of something cooler than that.
 We have no faith in Sabathia or Pettitte now?
That was nice. In a selfish, stat-padding sort of way.
 He really is amazing.
 This is the time of the year for selfish stat padding
holy fuck. 30 homers!!! sooo cool. my brother and i were wondering/hoping he'd make it. nice goin', a-rod!!!
Forget all the tabloid nonsense..A-Rod one of the best players ever, a treat to watch him play baseball!
Oh, right, 30 is another one of your magic numbers, huh thelarmis?
 man, thank you sooo much for that video link! that was fantastic!
she's really great. on a lot of levels. she has excellent command of the instrument. fluid chops and very musical. she also obviously loves playing and is a tremendous entertainer. her voice is terrific and it's really really really hard to play and sing at the same time. trust me. i was better at it when i was a kid and i really didn't know any better...
i thoroughly enjoyed that. a pretty lady kicking ass behind a drumkit = wow.
 no, but there's a 3 in there. see 3 + 0 = 3.
i'm compiling my 20-20 list for the season. both david wright and matt kemp went yard today, but really, i just need them to steal 1 base apiece. i'd also like it if hunter pence stole two more bags.
tampon lost. millwood pitched a great game.
 Oh, right.
Got change for a thirty? Sure, I have three ones and a zero right here.
 then again, neimann did too...
 spoken like a true tribesmember! : )
 Her and her bro are GODS here in Japon.
Why have the Blue Jays fans been chanting "Bullshit, Bullshit" for the last minute or so?
I miss something?
 Banking is in my blood!
Actually, I have no banking ancestors. Even blood banking.
 oh, wow. i don't know enough about her/them. thanks for hipping to that video collage. i bookmarked it. there was one thing she played in the 2nd half that is super similar to something i do. i really dug it!
 Oh, never mind, now they're back to the always classy "Yankees suck!" chant ...
Well, that turned to shit.
Cult, they're Blue Jays fans. Their chants have no rational explanation.
Don't call it a comeback, eh? Thought one was brewing there!
nick was not batting for the division there...
 It was A-Rod's fault. Leading off with a homer was a rally-killer. If only he had walked!
 I'm not a fan actually, a bit lite for my tastes. But I was perplexed when I got here as to why EVERY karaoke bar always has a ton of Carpenters songs available. Eventually a Japanese musician explained that in the 70s, the Carpenters were insanely popular here. Karen's voice was clear and easy to follow even you could not speak English...
So, when the karaoke boom started, the Carpenters were always top requests, easy songs to sing and to listen too without knowing the language...
Did ARod just set the all-time record for 30/100 seasons? Consecutive 30/100 seasons? I believe he has both. Anyone know?
This is ARod's THIRTEEN in a row... 14 altogether.
these things will be soooo much more infuriating next week...
 yeah. i think both. pretty incredible.
fuck. twins tied it up...
TB TRYING to give it to us... but no.... we don't take no stinkin' charity.
 Yes...he has both...13 in a row and 14 over all.
Javier Vazquez is the only Yankee pitcher to surrender over 30 HRs in a season twice (only five others have done it).
ARod is now exactly 150 HRs behind Bonds.
6 years at 25 per.
The guy really has a chance.
twins have taken the lead on delmon young's 20th homer of the season...
Well, that's that.
This is really depressing.
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