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Welp, nobody could have predicted the performance Bartolo Colon has given the Yankees so far this season. But as much as the team’s success seems to ride on Alex Rodriguez, I’ve felt all along that this is Mark Teixeira’s time to shine. Robinson Cano had a great season last year but this should be Teixeira’s team. He started off with a bang in April, then cooled some, although his OBP remained high. Now, he’s hot again, and hit another long home run today as the Yanks jumped to a 3-0 first inning lead which proved to be more than enough against Oakland’s hapless offense.

Colon threw a shut out–dig it, a shut out–the game moved quickly, and Yankee fans were happy.

Final Score: Yanks 5, A’s 0.

And here’s the dinner I had on my cousin’s roof this evening:


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1 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2011 10:48 pm

i've been so busy that i haven't been around for a lot of game threads. it seems as though i haven't seen a ton of the old regulars around here, though...

has anyone seen seamus lately?! i know i saw a comment from him on a thread right after the season started. but i haven't been able to catch up with him.

if anyone sees him 'round these parts and thinks of it, please tell him i'm trying to get in touch...

Alex - i might hit you up for his email, if that's cool. pretty soon, i'll have my tag here linked to my website, but not just yet...

i'm gonna be in his neck o' the woods next month...

2 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 30, 2011 10:57 pm

Nice looking ribs!

Yanks back in first, with the Boston loss. And hozzabout Tolo (like that) and CC giving a thunder and lightning performance? Tolo is nothing but having fun. And someone said he is so ugly, he should be on the Sox. I disagree, he is interesting looking, and seems like the type that the better you know him, the less he hurts to look at.

3 thelarmis   ~  May 30, 2011 11:03 pm

[2] i'm glad you like "Tolo" - i had fun coming up w/ that in the game thread! : )

i think it was RI who made the ugly/shit sox correlation... nomaas has a funny 'Tolo post up right now!

4 Boatzilla   ~  May 31, 2011 12:14 am

[2] Tolo (great name, thelarmis), is BEAUTIFUL. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder and we behold his ass right now.

It's like when you are in love with a chick (or dude), she appears a lot more beautiful to you than to your friends

What a pleasant surprise.

5 Chyll Will   ~  May 31, 2011 12:23 am

How about that, I made ribs and cornbread, too...

It kinda sucks when someone writes that one team "celebrates" a holiday by beating the bejeezus out of the other team. What does a holiday have to do with it? You think Colon threw a four-hitter because it was Memorial Day? Eff that noise; Colon is good and the A's aren't, that's what happened.

Don't mind me, it's hot up here in Westchester for no good reason...

6 Chyll Will   ~  May 31, 2011 12:25 am

Wait, that's not cornbread.

7 RIYank   ~  May 31, 2011 6:44 am

[4] Okay, you're in love with the guy so he looks great to you, but dude, he is objectively ugly.

[5] Here's hoping Colon celebrates Columbus Day with a playoff win!

8 OldYanksFan   ~  May 31, 2011 7:10 am

I agree that we need a changing of the guard, with Teix leading the way. However, both ARod and Cano have an .820-ish OPS, and that won't cut it.

Our 3-4-5 can be seriously dangerous, but having only 1 of the 3 hot at one time isn't enough. Since it's an ARod sandwich, his performance is still the key to our offense. You can't push Robbie up tp 3rd, as his OBP sucks.

K-Long needs to get Robbie on track. He is soooooooo talented, but is really underperforming this year. I'm amazed that ARod went from being ON EVERYTHING, to missing everything, in the course of 4 days. He can't be done. What's going on with him?

Baically, Freddy and Tolo and been an amazing surprise, and are the reason we are still at/near the top. But this team must be carried by it's offense in order to excel.

There are 9 bats on this team, but I still believe, as goes ARod, so go the Yankees.

9 Boatzilla   ~  May 31, 2011 9:32 am

[8] Agreed. If he hits, everything else is gravy. Tex is a plus even if he doesn't hit (so crazy much, although I agree with Alex to a point). However, by adding outs and saving runs on D, Tex can hit .250 and make the team better. Cano is going to rise like yeast (he's just too good), and his D will end up being a plus, no doubt. But A-Rod is the deal breaker. No team, save perhaps the Cards (maybe the Tiggers with Cabrera), has a player like him. He's simply a game changer, when he is on.

10 Boatzilla   ~  May 31, 2011 9:36 am

[7] Agreed. Much rather look at Grandy, Mo, whoever, but I am trying to rationalize my love (and, as an ad man, I am hard-core into aesthetics) for the dude.

11 Evil Empire   ~  May 31, 2011 9:39 am

I didn't predict THIS but I was calling for him to start over Fab Freddy with his better Spring Training. My response to the sample size of those who disagreed remains the same -- if the idea of spring training is to earn a job didn't he do just that?

12 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 31, 2011 9:46 am

[4] Pretty women who are stuck up, stupid, or assholes do start to look ugly after a while. Plain Janes who have beautiful souls get better looking every day.

[5] Chyll, it is hot in Westchester! I'm in Hastings, and love that I can take a TRAIN to Yankee Stadium and be there in 15 minutes for $3. Will never drive again to the stadium. Where you at?

13 Alex Belth   ~  May 31, 2011 9:57 am

I agree Alex is a game-changer but he's 35 and has a bad hip and I just don't know that he can be banked on to be great anymore. Good yes, great, I'm not sure.

14 Chyll Will   ~  May 31, 2011 11:27 am

[12]Well, well! I was in Hastings this entire weekend with a fashion shoot at the old pier on Jefferson Street by the old boat club. If you were there at any point, there's no doubt you saw us. I'm in Mt. Vernon.

15 Andyroo   ~  May 31, 2011 11:43 am

That was what my girl and I call a "meatball sub" start for Bartolo. As in, he's pitching like he has half of a great meatball sub in his locker and just wants to get done pitching.

16 Crazy8Rick   ~  May 31, 2011 2:41 pm

Tolo is beautiful! A full 9 inning shutout! Damn if that ain't gorgeous! And on top of that the guy seems to have a delightful personality and a real joy for the game. He looked great in spring training and looks even better now.

17 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 31, 2011 3:11 pm

[14] With all due respect; Hastings on Hudson is a small town, I've lived here for 10 years, there is a Jefferson Ave., but it is nowhere near the river. Did you mean Washington Ave.?

There is a Jefferson St. near the river in Yonkers

Do you need any help with the models (if they are women) wardrobe?

We'll have to meet for live music sometime in Mt. Vernon.

18 Chyll Will   ~  May 31, 2011 10:29 pm

[17] Nope, Washington Ave runs downhill to the riverside by the train station. I looked it up and it's actually Southside Street; it runs along the riverside directly south of the train station; it turns into a trail right at the closed-off bridge that leads to the (former?) Hastings Pioneer Boat Club (that whole abandoned area used to be a copper plant owned by Anaconda Copper, which has a very rich before/after history, until it was shut down in 1975, demolished and largely abandoned). We shot a scene under the wooden bridge, on the abandoned pier and on the trail. Yeah, Hastings is small, but nice and rich with historical intrigue from what I've seen and read about it; you're lucky (especially since you're not in Yonkers) >;) Uncle Woodrow lives in Yonkers near Ashburton and Palisade, we used to drive along Warburton to get there when I was little. It's definitely gotten more modern since then...

We may or may not be coming back up there in a month for another shoot, so I'll mention it that you might be available for wardrobe (I hope we get to do another wet t-shirt and kissing scene, those were major), but we're done with the current project. If we do meet for live music (and good food from what I've had so far), I'll tell you all about it. In fact, let's get Raf and make it a Westchester Rally! >;)

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