Cool, gray and rainy in the Bronx, like London in July. It’s a welcome change, really. A soup is good food day.
Yanks and Tribe back at it.
Go git ‘em, boys.
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According to hittrackeronline, Alex's bomb last night went 460 feet.
Longest hit last night, but only 12th longest home run hit this year.
2 seam dreamin'!
Just say no to Frankie Cervelli.
Say YES to Jesus!
Yes, YES, YES!!
Talbot's sinker looked good in the first.
Nice ab by Robbie. Nice to see him work a walk.
Wow, Ichiro has been stinky this year.
Well that sucked. Damn double plays.
Yeah, that's a brilliant idea Kay.
 i missed it...what did Dr. Kay suggest?
A bunt single from Brett. Am I dreaming?
Nope. Wide awake.
 That because we now have inter-league play, there should only be 1 set of post-season awards.
Sorry Brett, nice move with the left, but I think he got you on the chest.
 Actually, there is a certain logic to that. I'd rather just get rid of interleague play, but that dead horse is out of the barn.
What IS Frankie Cervelli good at?
 Unfortunately, it's not remotely compelling logic, but yes, technically, there is some logic behind Kay's thought.
 He's got a great smile!
Nice little dance routine with Cervelli and the ump.
16) He's cute, like a mascot.
Man. What a fucking laser!
Damn, that was a Dave Winfield, Jim Rice, Mike Piazza homer.
 We calls 'em like we sees 'em. : )
Nice play, Robbie.
 well you might not find it compelling, but it makes perfect sense to me. For 100 years MLB pushed the idea that the leagues wwre separate, independent entities whose champions met in a final showdown (the world series). There were separate league offices, separate umpires, separate traditions and after the DH, separate rules (even before the DH there a few different rules, like different tie breaker mechanisms), and completely independent schedules. Heck, in some years the leagues played different numbers of games.
Over the last 20 years or so MLB has increasngly blurred the distinction between the leagues. Now that the teams also play each other, just like in the NFL and NBA, I see no real strong reason to keep separate records, give separate awards, etc.
It doesn't matter a lot to me one way or another, but in my opinion, Kay is basically correct on this point.
Sheeeeiiiiitttttttt! Hate missing out on seeing a triple.
Not a good day for Gritner ... on the bases at least.
Jesus. Does Gardner need to back to fucking AAA?
Maybe C C should pinch run for Gardner
Mmm. Bart is dealing.
Finally. The Expo logo explained. I never knew.
Curits is Awesome!
Too fucking bad Cleveland. Go fuck yourselves.
Pretty suspicious. Glad the umps tossed him, got to keep this shit under control
What's up with the Cleveland hats, the C instead of the odious chief wahoo? Is this new? Permanent?
 Everything old is new again. THe "C" logo is actually pretty old...the Indians have used it off and on for the last few years.
And there's chief wahoo on the sleeve. Le sigh
OK, Kay needs to STFU on this Tony LaRussa thing.
Yeah, Talbot can thank Carmona for getting him run there.
Wait 'til thelarmis finds out all needs to do to meet Kim Jones is to bring a sign to the stadium.
Oh NO! Tolo rolled his ankle
Uh oh, Fat Bastard gimping.
great play, but oh-no.
Jeez. Just not our week.
Get hielo on that ankle.
Weird, I can't really see where he hurt himself on the play.
INJECT HIM WITH MORE FAT CELLS!
 Yeah...it looks like a hamstring or achilles, because he didn't stumble or roll his ankle.
Disaster. Between this and the decimation of my #2 favorite team giants it has not been a good year for health. If they lose this game I'll be suicidal
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Oh, man. I don't think it was a hammy. Looked more like a calf. Let's hope it's a cramp.
I guess this is one of the pitfalls of having a, um, very large, aging, comeback veteran as one of the anchors of the pitching staff.
 You could clearly see where he hurt himself, but there wasn't any particular reason - no stumble or anything. Just stepped wrong or something.
 Giants my number 2 too. First place despite the injuries.
I can't imagine getting a cramp while running like that... Between innings sure, but this looks like a hammy. 6-8 weeks, and who knows what he's like if/when he returns
 you saw about Sanchez too?
That could have been worse
Swish looked good in the OF! That was a long hit to be just a single.
 Yeah, by his reaction, i thought he broke ribs or his collar bone.
 That was awful. He looked like he was in agony. Giants have already signed Bill Hall to replace him.
Let's Go SWISH!
Up in the eyes, lace that shit. Way to go, son.
A little bit o luck!
It's beyond parody at this point. : /
Georgie sometimes makes it hard to love him so much
"I'm done with him. I'm so done with him. YOU ARE A RETARD!" The wife to Posada. "GET YOUR HEAD OUT OF YOUR DIAPER."
I have a hard time imagining a worse baserunner than Posada.
WTF? Why the bunt? Why the pickoff? So much for a big inning.
Wasn't there a study showing Georgie as one of the couple worst base runners in history. Believe it
Catcher-pitcher conference at the mound for Cervelli? You can't stop Frankie, you can only hope to contain him...
74) Man, I'd like to see it. Because I sure fucking believe it.
76 I think it was baseball prospectus
Strained left hammy for Bartolo.
There could have been a play at second on that hit to Swisher but neither Cano or Jeter covered. Lame.
Are these people really doing the wave? The game is on the line and the number two starter was just lost
78) That's not good. What? At least a month you figure?
Now a balk. FUCK.
Just get the out, Robertson.
Seeing the wave at the (new) stadium makes me a little sad.
 Probably - I'm getting the Cleveland feed, so they aren't speculating about it.
Gawd the Indians announcers are a bunch of whiners.
David Robertson. Mr. Interesting. Phew.
 I guess I don't find the question of 15-18 games (out of 162) compelling in the face of the fundamental difference between the 2 leagues. None of other professional leagues play such a small percentage of games between their 2 sub-divisions and, more importantly, none of them separates those 2 divisions via a difference in rules that fundamentally alters both the playing of and the results of the game itself.
I don't find the mere existence of inter-league play to be some sort of binary indicator as to whether there ought to be a combined set of awards or not. I mean if inter-league play was restricted to rivalry games, so that say the Yankees would only play the Mets (from the NL) for a grand total of 6-8 inter-league games, would that be compelling enough to argue for combined awards?
I wouldn't find it so, so I'm not sure why I should find a situation where the number of IL games is double that, but still measures a mere ~10% of the total games played, when measured against the fundamental DH difference between the 2 leagues.
That was a rope.
Smoked. That's the way, Teix!
MORE FRIGGIN' LAZERS!
And chillax a bit
Teix just cost Mo a save!
Holy macrel Curtis has caught the Jose Bautista, with Tex in hot pursuit! So there's that...
So ... instead of just bringing Mo into the game once he got warm, you're gonna bring in NO-gan BUT keep Mo up just in case NO-gan fucks up?
So, best case scenario is an extended dry-hump for Mo???
Boone looking good so far...
Nice breaking ball.
Nice. Get well soon Colon. For the love of Mo!
The big picture is a bummer, with Colon getting hurt. The short term, nice game, beautiful dinger by Rodriguez, and more big hits from Granderson and Teixeira.
That win could be costly.
I wonder who is going to take the Fat Bastard's place?
I think my money is going to be on Noesi.
 Maybe. I see the IL games as more or less the same as interconference games in the NFL. The percentage is higher in the NFL (25%, four games out of 16), but the schedule rotation is not very different.
No harm from Blowgan. With all the injuries, he'd better get better.
Nice victory. Hope Tolo is back soon.
Yes, nice win.
 "It doesn't matter a lot to me one way or another" ... ie "not compelling". ; )
Everybody done gone home but there's this. Realignment chit-chat.
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