Yanks-A’s, Oakland again with a tough pitcher and for us another late game, but here at the Banter, it’s more of the same:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
The White Sox had a nine run lead entering the eighth inning. Now it's a Save situation, thanks in part to Brian Bruney. Chris Sale in for the one-out Save.
Really the game should be over -- a fan interfered with a fly ball play, but the umpires missed it and the hit went for a double.
A-Gon strikes out on three pitches to end it.
I dig the Big Wheel.
 Imagine Ozzie's reaction if they lost THAT one..
 Quiet Banter tonight due to the late west coast start, but Mr. OK Jazz TOKYO is here to provide witty asides and jazzy links.
And, GO GO Heat!
LET'S GO YANKEES!!!
That looked fair ... on the line.
I was just thinking, "Well, I'll watch a few batters, but I probably won't see any scoring."
I missed 18, but I saw the next two hits
3 batters, 3 hard hit balls ... me likey!
Christ.... ARod looks just terrible at the plate.
Granderson keeps this up and he "may" surpass Mayfield as my favorite all-time Curtis!
 Brian Bruney is back in the big leagues?
 Gonna have to go with Curtis Wright ...
 He still throws hard?
Front offices will always be velo whores ...
 Teams need Save situations. That was his job on the Yankees, as I recall: to help Mo get Save situations.
 I just have horrible memories of the mid 2000s bullpens where the Yankees built bullpens around pitchers who walk guys. Bruney, Farnsworth, Veras, Ramirez, it seemed like there was a near constant supply of mediocre pitchers with no location ready to come in.
Fat Freddy Fifth Flinger!
I'm hoping for a nice like four hit game from Jeter tonight to up my (slim) chances of seeing number 3000 on June 9
That was a pretty turn by Cano. He's so smooth.
4 for 13 is "heating up"?
Yahoo! My 11:00 just cancelled. I can watch the game with impunity while I'm "working."
 It's .308
Andruuw Jones was put on this earth to torment Weeping, methinks ...
Eh. It happens
 Nice to be 社長！ That's ok, I'm following online while I am "busy working" too.
Is the Oakland Coliseum the worst current stadium? Seats look miles away, feels soul-less..
 It probably is, but if you wanted even more reason to hate it, its now the "Overstock.com Coliseum"
 LOVE the foul territory.
 Possibly the worst stadium name ever conceived.
 According to Nate Silver (or anyway, his methodology), it's second to the Rogers Centre.
 Even if it was just the "Overstock Coliseum" it would be bad, but acceptable.
 Seriously? Do the announcers actually say the ".com" part? That is horrid! For all the money-grubbing the Stein Bros do, at least it's still "Yankee Stadium".
 I've been wanting to go to Skydome for a long time. I think it looks kind of nice.
And I really liked Nationals Stadium.
Although, upon closer review, the rating seems to be for RFK, which was a dump.
LOVE the foul territory.
Zen Master of the infield single!
 Well, it's probably tied with Minute Maid Park and Enron Field (boy, Houston can really pick em, huh?)
Thats a hit?
 There ain't no there, there ... at least when it came to the "methodology" ...
Foot outside Cousins. You suck.
Jeter should be 0-2. This is the big leagues for Mo' Sake!
 Turns out ... no.
The umpire just got Granderson out.
 I don't have a problem with his first hit, that was hit hard and came up a nasty hop.
LINE DRIVE IN THE BOXSCORE!!!
I'll take it
 E4 all the way, cult. Hard hit and nasty hop be damned. ; )
 Yankee Stadium is rated 21 of 30? For 1.5 billion dollars?
Is that a fair representation?
 That could never happen, there is only Yankee Stadium. That title is worth the $50+ naming rights that would sully it.
And, there can only be Dodger Stadium too. That's another non-negotiable.
 Mayfield is still my favorite too, with Tony a close second. If Granderson keeps this up for a few more years, he might get in the lead.
"Curtis, Curtis, how could it be, you loved all those Rounders, but you didn't love me, she's all I've got, she's gone". My favorite Curtis lyric.
Don't run on Gritner.
Get a stck and kill it, Swish!
 We'll just have to agree to agree that me and the official scorer are right.
Man.... he all but jogged to 1st, and then is thrown out at 2nd? Terrible, terrible baserunning.
That was a horrendous effort from Swisher
Cue circus music.
If Jeter gets, say, 2998 on the road, do you start moving things around to try to get him home for the hit?
That's Nick Swisher, an above average glove in RF ... until he really, REALLY isn't.
was the one loss against the A's that awful Brett Tomko game?
Think we will even see a Yankee with braids or dreds? Peyes maybe?
 He's really scuffling, and it breaks the heart to see that free spirit pressing. He might have to quietly go away,
Look! The magic double post! How does that happen?
Billy called it the "no beards, no beads" rule. How about, "no beards, no dreds."?
 I'm only giving you a hard time. I get more worked up over official scorer's decisions than most. lol....
 I'd think that Cletus is ahead of him in that line ...
Got 29 of 31
GODDAMN FUCKING CORNFLAKE.
Why on earth would we squeeze here?
How could he miss that?
 Unless it was a squeeze.
In which case ... JOEY JOE JOE!?!?!?!?!?
He's obviously doomed to strikeout now.
 Well, can we agree that *that* one was a hit?
Bad night for Swisher on the base paths!
That was a weird play.
Jeter could make some REAL money teaching players how to get infield hits.
Curtis is awesome.
Yes! Thank you.
The way Freddy and Tolo are pitching, maybe the Yanks should sign Pedro Martinez for a try?
He still wants to come back. Always a hit, always a threat...
I thought they should have made a run at Pedro a few years back
The Yankees could have their own version of the three tenors.
Cano. No doubter!
So much for lefties not hitting XBH off Anderson
I've had that big toenail injury, where the nail has to be punctured to let out the blood. It hurts like hell. I was on crutches for a week. I can't believe he's not limping.
 He's a tough hombre that Martin.
In other news, Miami pulling away with three minutes left.
That's not good.
Okay, lets keep it here
Wasted the triple.
Just what was needed, the rally killer.
I've noticed lately that whoever catches a third out usually flips it to a nearby teammate. Even in the outfield. I don't recall seeing this much in the past.
Well, that bat switch wasn't needed.
Jeter seems to be getting a walk and a hit every game these days
Should I like this game? It's like snacking on a veggie platter when you really want cookies...
Curtis almost killed The Captain before he could get to 3,000.
 Attempted fragging?
Sweep tag and Jeter's out. Too damn close.
Yankees raised Anderson's ERA .70 points.
Seems like everyone is doing their job tonight.
The Polo Grounds was only 250 feet down the lines? Damn
 And 500 feet to center field.
Radio time. Go Yankees!
Man, the A's look bad.
 Was it really 500ft? I thought 475? Still ridiculously far.
Wasn't the original "Death Valley" in Yankee Stadium 440ft? I don't know why they still call it that, 399 is not exactly a crushed home run ball.
 and 20,000 leagues below sea level.
 It sure looks crushed. Hitting it out in dead center has got to be almost as exhilarating as crushing it to the upper decks...
 487 in 1923.
 417 after the renovation.
double digits sure is nice to come home to!
The Bad News A's.
 The 1970s renovation? Am sure they brought it even closer in the 80s. Would love to see them go back to 487..after A-Rod retires, of course!
 Yeah, they brought it as close as 408.
robbie ok on that hbp???
Hey all. Just got in and caught the last inning or so.
I'd like to think that if David DeJesus ever plays for the Yankees, John Sterling's HR call for him would be, "It is high.. It is far.. It is GONE! Aww David! No one effs with De Jesus! ... and the Yankees take a 4-0 lead".
 Good one! Or how about, "Now that's what DeJesus would do!"
 You guys checked out FauxJohnSterling on Twitter? I can't even tell it's a joke most of the time.
 Dude, just checked it out. Absofuckinglutely hilarious!. I am really laughing out loud. Thanks for the tip.
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