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The Once and Future King

Nah, he’s still the King right this minute, ain’t he?

The Yanks send Ivan Nova up against Felix Hernandez tonight in Seattle. Meanwhile, Verlander goes against Beckett up in Boston.

Should be good…

We’ll be rooting:┬áLet’s Go Yank-ees!

[Picture by Ant Skelton]

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91 comments

1 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 8:09 pm

I'd have to go back and look, but I'm almost positive this was the title you picked for a King Felix/Randy Johnson game about five years ago that wound up being a great duel.

Hopefully it ends the same way

2 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 28, 2011 8:14 pm

I love watching King Felix pitch but hope he's not on his game tonight.

Beckett-Verlander looks rained out, that would have been a good one too.

3 RIYank   ~  May 28, 2011 9:08 pm

Tremendous game going on in Minneapolis.
Seventh inning, the teams have a combined two hits. And let's just say they do not have the same number of hits as each other. If you see what I mean.

4 RIYank   ~  May 28, 2011 9:08 pm

Going to the eighth inning, actually.

5 RIYank   ~  May 28, 2011 9:13 pm

Ohhhhh.
No no-no, double broke it up.
Still a shutout duel. A dual shutout.

6 RIYank   ~  May 28, 2011 9:40 pm

They go to extras still scoreless.
128 pitches for Weaver.

7 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 9:41 pm

Burnett: "Those guys in the bullpen are there for a reason"

I have no idea what reason that might be

8 RIYank   ~  May 28, 2011 10:00 pm

Bottom of the tenth, the Twins load the bases with one out. Scioscia brings an outfielder onto the infield... And Valencia lifts the ball over a remaining outfielder's head to win it.

9 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 28, 2011 10:22 pm

[8] I love when the Angels lose.

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 28, 2011 10:25 pm

Whaddayaknow!!!!

11 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:25 pm

DONCHAKNOW!

12 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:25 pm

Damn, Robbie's hands are quick.

13 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:28 pm

Jeter hitting Felix in the arm may have been his greatest contribution.

14 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 28, 2011 10:29 pm

Singleton and Cone are a pleasure to listen to.

15 OldYanksFan   ~  May 28, 2011 10:30 pm

I am still so bummed at last night's loss, I'm monitoring this game on TV, but not really watching it.

16 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:30 pm

Figgins looks like Willie Randolph.

17 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:31 pm

[14] Absolutely. The only thing that could make them better is if Jim Kaat came back and joined them.

18 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:31 pm

[17] So weird you should mention Kaat, I was just thinking of him myself.

19 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:34 pm

Well, Kaat was fantastic. He and Singleton really were the cream of the crop when they were there.

Honestly, for all the gruff the Yankees get for having 700 announcers, the only analyst they had recently that I thought was just awful was Tino. Even O'Neill is getting better.

Kay is in a class all by his own.

20 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:36 pm

Damn.

21 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:38 pm

[16] Ok, that's just weird. I know exactly when you had that thought, because I thought the exact same thing.

22 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:43 pm

OH NO. ADAM KENNEDY! WHERE'S BOONE LOGAN?

23 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:45 pm

[19] O'Neill might not be the greatest announcer of baseball, but he's great fun in the booth.

Sheer pleasure to listen to, at least in the doses that we get of him.

24 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:47 pm

[23] Exactly. He's fine in the Phil Rizzuto mold.

25 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:48 pm

[21] Yeah, really? Something about the way he carried himself, kind of his strut or something, and profile, I think.

26 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:48 pm

[23] [24] Absolutely. You can almost hear him calling Kay a huckleberry when Kay razzes him.

27 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:52 pm

22

28 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:53 pm

[24] And, frankly, he takes the piss out of Kay a fair amount, which is a nice bonus.

[25] Mostly I find the resemblance in their faces ...

29 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:54 pm

See you later, Rickey

30 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:54 pm

STOLEN BASE KING!!!*

*of the Yankees

31 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:54 pm

Wow, SB king. How 'bout that.
Ohh, fuck.

32 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:54 pm

Wow.

From the outhouse to the penthouse in one play.

33 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:55 pm

[28] Oh, absolutely in the face. Could be Willie's son.

34 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:55 pm

I <3 Grandyman

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 10:55 pm

Teix!!!

36 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 10:55 pm

TEIX GO BOOM!!!

BOOM!!!

37 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:56 pm

[32] At least he got Granderson to second. Posada would have found a way to get them both out.

38 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 28, 2011 10:56 pm

BoomBoom Teix! Down with the King!

39 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 10:56 pm

WHOOHOO!

40 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:00 pm

[38] That's the benefit of benefit of being the EVIL *EMPIRE*.Emperors outrank mere Kings ...

41 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:04 pm

Wow. I figured A-Rod had more games played with the Yankees than the Ms, but I thought it was kind of close.

42 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:06 pm

If Olerud stays healthy do the Yankees win it all in 2004?

43 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 28, 2011 11:06 pm

Long boring story about A-Rod in Seattle..

Think we covered this before but wonder if Singleton and Cone go out after the game? Cone for sure, Kenny probably listening to Lou Rawls and drinking a glass of wine in the hotel.

44 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:08 pm

[43] Man, I'd love to buy Cone beers just to hear all the stories you just know he has, but can't tell on air ...

45 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:08 pm

That'll do, I guess.

46 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 28, 2011 11:09 pm

Didn't Vida Blue end up on California?

47 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:09 pm

[44] I want to ask him if the bullpen story is true, but I'm afraid to hear the answer.

48 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:09 pm

Wow.

From the Outhouse to the Penthouse in one play.

Hopefully, I'm not going to keep repeating this all night ...

49 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:16 pm

Jeter's having troubles

50 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:17 pm

[48] Well, now all we get is the fucking Outhouse.

Should have kept my mouth shut.

51 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:18 pm

Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!

It mentions the Pontoon, it gets the hose!!!

52 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:18 pm

"Where is Sidney now?"

I'd assume a bar

53 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:19 pm

This sucks

54 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:19 pm

Well, this game has gone backwards in a hurry.

55 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:28 pm

Ballgame.

56 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:31 pm

If the pattern holds up, now that the Yankees blew the lead, they won't have a representative AB for the rest of the game. Felix finishes it up with nine strikeouts in the last five innings.

57 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:33 pm

This feels like a Boone Logan game.

58 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:37 pm

[57] Ewwww.

Last night felt like a Boone Logan game, tonite feels worse.

Meh.

59 cult of basebaal   ~  May 28, 2011 11:41 pm

21!!!!

60 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:41 pm

21

61 Mattpat11   ~  May 28, 2011 11:46 pm

Okay fellas, we don't *have* to take pitches for the sake of it

62 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 28, 2011 11:50 pm

Jack Cust! World's most boring baseball player!
Fitting for this rather boring game..

63 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 12:04 am

Robbie knows he's slow, right?

64 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 12:04 am

Alright ... I'm calling a "Cletus Clou ... SERIOUSLY, WTF WAS THAT?!?!?!?

65 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2011 12:04 am

Oy.

66 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 12:09 am

So Dodger Stadium is on fire

67 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 12:10 am

[66] That's news to me.

68 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 12:12 am

Its all over twitter. Evacuated part of the upper deck

69 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 12:12 am

[66] Guess Frank is going for the insurance money ...

70 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 12:14 am

That seems to be the top theory

71 Chyll Will   ~  May 29, 2011 12:20 am

[70] Maybe McCourt finally burst into flames and his doubleohImean wife took over...

72 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 12:22 am

Fugh.

73 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 12:24 am

JETER OWNS THE KING

74 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2011 12:28 am

He can't get it!

75 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 12:28 am

Grandyman, bitches.

76 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 29, 2011 12:28 am

Non-Bautista MVP!

77 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 12:38 am

Does Eric Wedge think that looks good?

78 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 12:41 am

[77] I like it. It's Gooseriffic!

79 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 12:42 am

[78] Gooserrific!

80 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 29, 2011 12:48 am

[77] OMG it's hideous. I love it!

81 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 29, 2011 1:04 am

Is it $1 beer night at Safeco?

82 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 1:10 am

Dear Joba

Try not to suck TAINT.

KTHKBY

Me

83 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 1:11 am

Joba should no longer pitch in Seattle

84 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 1:12 am

That was scary

85 cult of basebaal   ~  May 29, 2011 1:13 am

Phew.

That was SCORCHED.

86 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 1:33 am

Oh fuck

87 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 1:42 am

Well, this shouldn't last long.

88 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 29, 2011 2:14 am

[87] It's lasting long!

89 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 29, 2011 2:16 am

Seattle fans: A-Rod left 10 years ago, time to get over it.

90 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 29, 2011 2:29 am

It's just not their year.

91 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2011 2:30 am

The worst part of this loss is now Girardi will be even more terrified of Adam Kennedy, which means MORE BOONE LOGAN

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