Yanks-O’s, Take Two…
Grab a slice, settle in, stay warm and…
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
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damn, those slices look mighty fine! no can do this eve, before me gig. might have to grab a coupla slices tomorrow nite...
The sun is out in Baltimore...looks like this one will get started on time.
Looks like it did.
Now, who's driving the Score Truck?
No rain but some early innings THUNDER!
this is a terrific start! i hope it keeps up. i have to leave for work in a few minutes.
just wanted to hop on and say 'HI, RI!!!" - seems like it's been a minute. hope all is well with you and yours, my friend! : )
Gut gig, thelarmis.
jorgie rockin' the .157 avg. yikes!
 tanx, man. should be fine/fun. it's an easy one tonight, unlike last weekend which was really challenging - but much more rewarding - music. wish i got to do that all the time. but good music generally doesn't pay the bills!
17 pitches. 6 outs. Hot Damn!
One step forward, one step back for Slappy ...
This isn't good.
We should keep scoring...
CC looking good so far, eh?
36 pitches through four?
Mmm, that pizza looks good. Where'd you get it, Alex?
 I think pizza is the only thing I miss about living on the East Coast ...
 Given the craptacular job the bullpen has done for CC so far, I reckon he figures going the distance is the only way to get a win ...
Yes, Mickey Mantle was sick all those times.
I miss Andy.
Let's get three or four more pitchers like this big kid.
Somehow this will lead to Sidney Ponson.
Waking up to see those beautiful slices of pizza makes me want to bawl..only close thing to a slice like that here is a Sbarro!! :(
CC, thy name is ACE
Oh, uh, I didn't mean 'like' in that way.
Although Colon is working out.
Oh look, Bergsson is broken.
That was 90mph and right over the plate and Jorgie just couldn't catch up.
 Good morning, Mr OK. And good night, Jorgie.
Ugh, the early returns on "Jorge Posada: Full Time DH" haven't been pretty ...
This Russell Martin thing is working out
However, the early returns on "Russell Martin: Full Time Catcher" have been FANTASTIC!!!
That'll do. Atta boy, Russell!
Weeping! Have you lost your senses???
Martin should have bunted.
I Love R.Coltrane Martin!
Is it time to get Andruw Jones in the lineup regularly?
And both years Jeter had zero
 Andruw "Quincy" Jones?
Thats as fast as Derek Jeter moves these days?
Poor poor Jeter
 I believe it's Andruw "Blue Curacao" Jones..but I can accept Quincy.
I know Showalter was a big part of creating the last Yankee dynasty but..he really ribs me the wrong way for some reason..
Man, CC is ON
Fuck, our guys can turn two!
Goddamn, did you see that?
That's better. The O's forgot they aren't allowed to have base runners.
Cano is AMAZING (for a lazy dude)!
 Rob can do everything.
Probably the thing I miss most about NY is the Pizza.
Wow. I can't believe that was over four years ago
What a nice game so far...
 Pete Peterson had a big part in creating the Yankees' dynasty as well; be brought in Pettitte, Mo & Posada.
and yes, Grandy really does have that kid's picture as his facebook avatar
Gonna be hard for that slacker to maintain his 1.250 OPS if he keeps hitting like that.
Granderson's a real nice guy for doing that, I must say.
 Baltimore tv feed online here, what is the Granderson story?
 Granderson's wearing a wristband in honor of one of the students killed in the VA Tech tragedy.
Wow. That's something when the catcher doesn't know the count.
Thanks for swinging at that, Vlad.
Amazing that he could get a piece of that, though.
 From Granderson's FB page;
"Some may be wondering about my new profile pic. Brian Bluhm was one of the Virginia Tech shootings four years ago today. He was one of my biggest fans."
"One of my biggest fans, Brian Bluhm, was a victim of the Virginia Tech tragedy four years ago today. In remembrance of him..."
Good work, CC.
 Wow. Curtis such a cool guy, really like him. That VA Tech incidient was just (comment deleted due to violation of Banter posting rules).
Are we going to see RoMo this evening if CC can't finish it??
Baseball is hard.
I knew it.
OH FER FUCK'S SAKE.
That was a nice swing.
You don't try to pull the ball and look what can happen.
 We have posting rules here?
Was hoping that would go off the scoreboard...
 I think he was going for an [expletive deleted] kind of thing
from a strictly baseball standpoint, Adam Jones is one of my favorite players to watch ... ONE of these years he might put it all together
 Yup... you're not allowed to post.
 That makes more sense... Thought the mods were awfully fast :-D
 Yep. I got a filter installed on my Mac now, automatically censors certain comments I may post :)
 You should get one, really helpful when Yanks are playing the Orioles and we have to see Luke Scott and his [comment deleted due to violation of Banter posting rules]!
Jorge the enigma.
And Jorge's bizarre season continues ...
There ya go.
Let the big guy finish the game
This is insane.
So Jorgie has how many of how many hits for four bases?
Whoo-hoo. Russell the Muscle!
Russell the Muscle!
I've never seen Buck move that fast
Ok, now I'm bored.
Berken the Gherkin!
Posada has 9 hits, 6 homers, 11 RBIs ...
But a good kind of bored, right?
Rapada the Tostada!
(ok, I'll stop now)
If Showalter and Scioscia had a sourpuss contest my world would implode.
Bx Bombers are here this season but at some point Gardner and Jeter's inability to get on base is going to hurt..or am I nitpicking?
 Cheers, Diane.
 Yeah, ok, a good kind of bored. :)
 With the way he pitched that inning, I think Berken the Merkin would be more apropos ...
 Well done!! Can't stand those two..throw in Stan Van Gundy and Bill Belichek too, make it a foursome!
I was in a diner in Midtown this afternoon, and I could swear Jeff Van Gundy was in the booth across from me.
Now, if Granderson could only learn to hit RHP again ...
 Ha. Agreed on the New England cheater. With Stan Van I am indifferent. : )
If Alex gets a hit, that's it for CC.
Maybe in any case.
 Gritner and Jeter have a COMBINED OPS of under 1.000. Ya really have to think that's gonna improve as the season goes on.
ALEX GO BOOM!!!
That was inevitable at 2-0.
Rupe the Poop
OK... the slacker WILL maintain his 1.250 OPS!
Think ARod was looking FB?
He's catching up to pitches he didn't catch up to these past couple of seasons.
Jets up 13-3 on Ravens, late 4th quarter ...
 He's the boringest guy on the team now.
The team is looking really old tonight, no?
Easy to forget sometimes with all the extra nonsense but A-Rod really is one of the greatest hitters of all time. He just KILLS the ball like no one I've ever seen except Bonds...I suppose Pujols, though I rarely see any Cardinals games.
Not complaining, but I swear that was going to go deeper. No doubter all the way in any event.
God, that was all the same inning?
CAN THE BP HOLD THE LEAD FOR CC's WIN????
[116,117] Weeping with the rare, successful double post!
Time for a coffee then Sox-Angels in the background. SO many home runs tonight Jazz Jr is no longer excited by my John Sterling home run dance.
Who the fuck is Buddy Carlyle?
Don't know if YES mentioned this, but ARod just moved into 12th place ALL-Time for RBI. By the end of the year, he should pass Willie Mays for 10th place. If he has a good year in 2012, he could pass Barry Bonds for 4th place! At the point he will be 300+/- awat from passing Aaron for 1st place.
And people wonder why the Yank gave him a 10 year contract.
The game is deteriorating.
Who is the ump feuding with?
Feast or Famine.
Posada is now batting .167, with a .774 OPS!
Knock Matt Wieters head off tomorrow.
Fuck you Showalter.
Steal Russell, steal!
SLAPPY GO BOOM!!!
FUCK YOU BUCK!
Now I've seen everything.
Geez, I feel like the other homers don't count now.
Aww, Buck is pouting.
And Gardner nudges his OPS over .500 Look out Jeter.
Not to start trouble, but I believe once again, Jeter will be the worst starter on the team. If this continues, will he play out his full contract, or will he retire early?
 I really think you actively root against Jeter
Great tweet from PeteAbe:
Russell Martin has six home runs for the #Yankees. #RedSox catchers have nine hits. He could catch up by Wednesday.
 It's the main thing RSN is worried about. Rightly so, I'd say. They were happy to have 'Tek on board, as spiritual leader and BUC. But it looks like he'll have to do a whole lot of catching.
 I waiver on this sometimes, but I really think Varitek is my least favorite player in baseball. I enjoy his failure.
I wouldn't have known Russel Martin if he knocked on my front door before this year.
Now's the time to drill a guy in the ass, Buddy.
It was an eventful spring 2011 for Lance Pendleton and Kent "Buddy" Carlyle. Childhood friends and rivals, best pitchers in their high school and suitors for the heart of Sally Jean Bennett, prom queen and student body president..now they made their debuts in the same season with the famed NY Yankees! But will success go to their heads? Will Sally Jean finally choose one of them? Will they fall for Cameron Diaz? Stay tuned!
Ok, my hangover is playing tricks with my mind..have a good evening, Banterers!
Is Wieters on deck?
 He's 39, and he's caught for his whole career. If they make him catch 80 games, he'll be a complete wreck in September.
 Not as long as Private Pyle is alive and closing ...
 Papelbon annoys me, but the giant "C" is just too much.
 I don't. Jeter is doing this on his own. I am pissed off however, that Jeter's 'Iconic' status was put before the good of the team.
I liked Bernie more then Jeter. But I was OK with paying him ONE million his last year, because he wasn't worth more.
People piss and moan about ARods contract, and Iggy's contract, but at least their was some sane reasoning behind them. What's the excuse for giving Jeter 4/$55m?
 Well, at the very least de mortuis nil nisi bonum ...
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