Rays, Royals tonight out in the heartland…
[Picture by J. Parthum, Fort Greene, BK]
Games We Play
New York City Pictures
the tampa bay rays
Holy Christ the Royals announcers are boring
konerko hit a granny off lester. pierre stole 3 bases off not-so-professional-catcher/thrower.
 But the professional hitter, who happens to be the same person, has the only pair of RBI for the crimson hose.
They have to re-sign him, painful as it is to watch other teams run at will.
Huh, Lester's down four runs and he's at 91 pitches. Looks like he won't join CC in the 20W club.
 yes, but that was his 20th homerun. that # holds no meaning to me unless it's paired with 20 stolen bases. it's all about perfect vision and hindsight...you see.
 Ah. I see. And what about a 20th victory? Which, by the way, Lestah will not earn, since he's gone now after yielding another homah. Two-run job.
 well, i guess it is the pitchers who give up the 20 homers and 20 stolen bases, so i *should* care more about them. i just hope Andy's back is okay...
friars lose. they're 3 back of the giants w/ 3 against them this weekend. they're 2 behind the bravos, who are phacing the phils this weekend.
i didn't go to one goddamn game this whole season. kinda inexcusable on my part. but whatever, i've had shit to do and i love being in my new(-ish) home...
KC hanging on to a 1 run lead now. C'mon fellas, 6 more outs!
 bastard! ; )
 I just really, really don't like Heath Bell, so I'm enjoying this,
Runner on third two out for Tampa
Dan Johnson's stance kind of reminds me of lefty Teixeira
 Yes, well, SD is closer to me than SF, so I would have preferred a Padres win for the ease of seeing a game.
What did Heath Bell do?
"A Burnett" pitching for the twinks. bases loaded. man, i wish we traded AJ... ; )
 I've never been a fan of people with a perpetual chip on their shoulder.
Johnson strikes out 3-2 lead going to the bottom of the 8th
 hey, bro! was gonna text you the other day, but things have been crazy hectic with my recording schedule...
i saw your posts about metal bands. i was quite proud you included Over Kill on there! from your home state! : )
i'm going to see them in about 6 weeks. their new album is *amazing*!!!
get soria some geico runs...
bautista grand slam. 53rd homer. twins down 9-2
 Glad my list wasn't too mundane for yer tastes!
 well, carnivore...??? i was happy with the early anthrax years! : )
 53rd?? Yowzah...
no King Felix this weekend..hope he wins the Cy!
Did the Banter just change on everyone?
Not sure I like it. I guess I'll get used to it
ugh. this layout is *awful*!
hope it goes back to normal. like now...
Whoa..WTF happened to the template here..Freaky Friday shit going on...
oh god, don't tell me this is the new look?
can't be. it's beyond brutal.
Nice play by the KC CF to save the lead.
ok jazz - still thursday!!! ; )
Dude, "Carnivore" and especially "Retaliation" are great albums!
Really a great metal/hardcore crossover. Wish they'd put out a couple more albums before Steele left to form Type O Negative.
Meanwhile, Dyson is a vacuum tonite!
Yeah, WTF just happened to my Banter???
Uhhhhhhhhh, I just logged on to see if anyone was catching the Royals game and The Banter site looks like nothing else I have ever seen before. The format is completely changed. Is it just me?
I'm direct linking to a comment. See how it works
yeah, i'm not down with most crossover stuff. don't like type o, either. just not my stuff, that's all.
listening to the new Exodus right now. it's really excellent!
JF, not just you.
Back in first!
just fair - it's not just you.
it's god awful. hope it's just a temporary mistake.
first place! (well, sorta...)
It would be beyond silly if we somehow backed into the Division if the Rays couldn't dispatch the Royals this weekend ... but I'd take it!
thelarmis, Friday Oct 1st here already! got my small company's 4th anniversary party tonight, first night out in a while since (you remember I had some new "developments" at home that arrived one month ago? :) So Mexican food and Tecate on the menu in 6 hours!
This format is apalling..has the Banter been hacked perhaps? Hope our fearless leader Alex-san is on the case..
You have to think that something's gone wonky ... the header is now "Retreat" ... and not "BronxBanter".
firstly, thanks for posting that date - Oct. 1st. reminded me of a dear friends b-day. i'll text him at midnight. or, 3am, as he's over in La-La land, by Cult...
also, Oct. 1st - the year we were born: Billy Cobham "Spectrum". first album i ever bought! : ) [gatefold vinyl]
ya know, i was wondering the other day... i thought there was another Jazz Jr. - or Jazzette. congrats, my friend! sorry i've been so outta touch. working on my percussion recordings. i get intensely focused and go all tunnel vision...
have fun tonight! i'm about to crack my 1st beer(s) in 3 weeks!
ROYAL with cheese. Wow. These Red Sox games will be interesting. The utter shit sandwhich that the Yanks have been serving for a month is now Total Bollocks! The division shoulda been an afterthought by now.
I feel like Alice in Banterland. boooooooo
wow, now 11-2 jays over twinkies...
thelarmis, thanks man! that's why i was off the Banter for a couple of weeks, but will be sure to pop in for the playoffs. Enjoy that Pale Ale, time for grub here. Hope the Banter has been fixed by this afternoon. Salud!
bautista with another multi-homer game.
that's 54 on the season. (homers, not multi-homerun games. that would be some kind of record, or something. maybe like a double-gatefold vinyl.)
uh-oh, i'm starting to get worried that this is actually the new banter and not a mistake...
please tell me this new Banter layout is temporary. Not liking the look, and what happened to all of the links, etc??
We'll get used to it.
And actually, If the tabs up top are going to separate the baseball and lifestyle sections, I really like that. There are times when I want to post in one or the other, but its under two or three new posts and no one is in there any more.
Also, monkeypants, things have been added little by little throughout the night, so I wouldn't be shocked to see the links and stuff back by the morning.
I also have no idea how I became the optimist of the group.
And that's another thing: I want the old MattPat back. No sir, not liking the new Banter at all.
But wait..if MattPat becomes an optimist, what will happen to William..???
..and will me and thelarmis start chatting about boybands & Broadway musicals? I'm afraid, daddy...
I'm sure I could get used to the style, but there are no comment numbers!
Old-School Banter Scroll
RHP Michael Pineda (3-5, 2.15)
LHP Wei-Yin Chen (16-4, 3.58)
7:05 p.m., YES Network
RHP Brandon McCarthy (7-4, 2.54)
7:05 p.m., MY9 and ESPN
RHP Shane Greene (5-3, 3.24)
1:05 p.m., YES Network
RHP Hiroki Kuroda (11-9, 3.77)
7:05 p.m., YES Network and MLB Network
Baseball Think Factory
MLB Trade Rumors
Lo Hud Yankees Blog
This Isn't Happiness
Everyday I Show