"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

Burnt Ends (Freakin’ Lickum)

 

Yup, it’s our boy A.J. on the hill tonight. You feelin’ it?

I’m feelin’ it.

First of three for the Yanks in Kansas City.

Cliff’s got the preview:

The Royals entered this season with by far the best farm system in baseball and have since stocked their major league roster with prospects, including first baseman Eric Hosmer, second baseman Johnny Giavotella, third baseman Mike Moustakas, lefty starter Danny Duffy (who will pitch on Tuesday), and relievers Aaron Crow, Tim Collins, Louis Coleman, Greg Holland, Everett Teaford, and Rule 5 pick Nathan Adcock. Those players haven’t accomplished much more than getting their feet wet, however.

Moustakas has been awful. Hosmer has hit just .254/.317/.384 since June 8. Giavotella has been solid but has only been up for ten games. Duffy has just six quality starts in 15 turns. Crow, a curious choice for the team’s lone All-Star selection, has a 4.08 ERA and three blown saves in his last 16 outings. Tiny Tim Collins has walked 6.7 men per nine innings. Teaford has just one more strikeout than walk. Coleman and Holland have been excellent, but neither was considered among the cream of the farm system, and Adcock, who is in this discussion only by virtue of being a rookie, has a 5.23 ERA.

That said, the Royals do have a roughly league-average offense thanks to the unexpected performances of their outfielders, two of whom were roundly mocked when the Royals acquired them this offseason. Alex Gordon, who is finally fulfilling his potential at age 27 is actually one of the most valuable players in the league according to Baseball Prospectus’s WARP (Wins Above Replacement Player). Melky Cabrera is, at 26, having by far the best season of his career, hitting for unprecedented average and power. Jeff Francoeur is having his best season since his rookie year of 2005, thanks in part to a career-high walk rate and his best power performance since 2006. Add in Billy Butler’s typical not-great-but-good showing at DH, and the Royals have half of a solid major league offense.

Of course, that has been undermined by Joakim Soria going rotten, posting the worst save percentage among the 24 men with 20 or more saves this season, most recently collaborating with Crow to blow a 7-3 lead against the Rays last Wednesday. Put it all together, and the Royals have the third-worst record in baseball, which is an unfortunately familiar place despite all those new faces, and are 2-8 over their last ten games coming into this series

Brett Gardner LF
Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Eric Chavez 3B
Jorge Posada DH
Russell Martin C

Grab yer napkins and let us dream of K.C. bbq as we cheer:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: Kevin'sbbqjoints.com]

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1 monkeypants   ~  Aug 15, 2011 5:42 pm

The Yankees need AJ in the rotation so that they can move Hughes to the BP, where his stuff plays better.

2 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 6:04 pm

[1] But then what will Joba's role be next year?

Think ahead!

3 monkeypants   ~  Aug 15, 2011 6:55 pm

[2] You can never have too many relief pitchers. You can also never predict baseball. So, better to be safe than sorry.

4 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 6:56 pm

[2} Joba said he would pick up towels in the clubhouse to be a part of this team.

And here's to the mighty Seattle Mariners for taking the weekend series from the BSox. They almost swept them.

Dare I say it, a win tonight and the Yankees have a piece of first place. And the schedule gods are smiling on them with 15 games starting tonight against the Royals, Twins, A's, and Orioles. They should win at least 10 of these games.

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:00 pm

[3] And sometimes it rains.

6 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:14 pm

Funny Alex, I was reciting that Freakin Lickum line just this afternoon...

7 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:32 pm

[0] [6] Vas iz dis Freakin Lickum?

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:34 pm

Poor AJ, hasn't gotten the run support of some of the other guys.

9 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:35 pm

I wonder if the yanks will make a waiver deal ... When is the last time the Yanks have been this inactive and haven't even gotten an eric hinske, matt lawton or craig wilson type player (not that any were great)

10 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:40 pm

[8] hahahahahaha

11 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:47 pm

[10] I know. That from Girardi, gamely trying to defend his indefensible player.

12 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:48 pm

I'm in a fucking salty mood tonight/ Just in time for an AJ Burnett start too.

13 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 7:57 pm

Alex has been gone so long I actually dreamed he retired last night. Suddenly he announced he was calling it quits and everyone was very surprised, saddened and alarmed.

14 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:00 pm

[12] 'Honey let me be your salty dog'

Mr. Salty pretzel sticks...

15 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:06 pm

Oh, man, Melky really showboated there.

I don't ever remember him being that bad.

Now he's a big man in Kansas City, I guess.

16 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:12 pm

Cone, Lorenz, and Flaherty. Interesting.

17 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:16 pm

[12] Oh, we're hardly going to recognize you!

18 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:17 pm

[17] Heh.

=)

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:17 pm

Oh, Jeter ... WTF with the bunt, brah???

20 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:18 pm

Aggh. Damn it, Robbie.

21 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:18 pm

Fargin' corksuckers!

22 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:19 pm

So, place your bets.
I say: Good AJ for the first inning.

23 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:20 pm

I don't want to watch this.

I already feel ill.

24 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:24 pm

Strikes! Huzzah!

25 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:24 pm

[22] Dingdingdingding.

26 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:24 pm

Hah! See!

[23] Hypochondriac.

27 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:25 pm

Not to be toooptimistic, but when his fastball is "working", that's sometimes good. Right?

No, I take it back. Sh. Knock on wood.

28 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:27 pm

It's a twister Auntie Em, It's a twister.

29 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:27 pm

Man, that ball took a savage turn.

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:29 pm

Yes, Swisher was badly fooled on the changeup before he got the hit.

31 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:33 pm

Man, Martin was so late on that.

Damn.

32 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:33 pm

hmmm ... mlb.tv down for anyone else?

33 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:35 pm

Atta boy, Brett!

34 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:36 pm

I CANNOT believe Jorge did not get thrown out at third.

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:37 pm

Yay, Derek! Yay, Jorgie!

36 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:37 pm

Hmmmmmmmmmm....2 out ribeye.......

37 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:38 pm

How long before AJ coughs it all up?

38 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:42 pm

Fucking stupid.

39 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:45 pm

Ok. AJ spotted a couple of runs...

What happens now?

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:46 pm

[38] You think? I don't know, he almost made it. I think it's a chance worth taking.

41 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:50 pm

[40] I'd rather see Teix swing away with the bases loaded. One, the ball bounced about 6 feet away, two, Brett's bandaged wrist got jammed on the tag.

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:51 pm

Good thing Martin can throw out baserunners.

43 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:52 pm

[41] Yeah, I can see that. Given the fact that this guy has strikeout quality stuff and that Teix strikes out, I'd rather see Brett be agressive, but I take your point.

44 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:53 pm

If it had been Cano at the bat, I'd feel differently.

45 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:53 pm

And AJ wriggles out the inning.

46 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 8:58 pm

Oh, damn, I missed Robbie.

Double in the left-centerfield gap?

47 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:07 pm
48 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:11 pm

I like Flash.

49 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:14 pm

[47} Brilliant! Who's the Doo Doo Man? You know that Rufus...Freakin' Lickum

50 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:14 pm

[47] Love that album!

51 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:19 pm

Yayy, AJ!

52 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:19 pm

That's a beaut.

53 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:21 pm

After watching that DP, the Royals' announcer said:
"Wow... what a quick turn."

Does anybody do it better then Robbie?

54 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:21 pm

Just a brown stain for AJ. A quick change, and he should be settled now.

However, after the 5th...a very short lease please.

55 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:22 pm

Wow!

Jim Thome.

600 homeruns.

Well deserved.

56 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:24 pm

And a lot of Thome's homers are to left field.

The dude has unbelievable power.

I saw him hit a grandslam against El Duque at the Stadium and it was incredible. HIs swing was so light and easy, I had no idea the ball was going out and it just carried out to left center.

Incredible power.

57 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:24 pm

[53] Better than anyone I've ever seen. The way he fields the low balls and comes up throwing... just remarkably smooth. Elegance that can't be quantified.

58 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:25 pm

Was it mentioned that Thome has hit 2 HRs tonight, including #600?
Impressive!

59 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:27 pm

[53] [57] He is simply an awesome talent.

Every day.

He awes every single day.

60 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:29 pm

Jim Thome was the poster child for "not quite good enough for the HOF" With 600 HRs and no steroid taint, he's now a lock.

I heard a story (maybe from the dreaded ex-ESPN team), that he put like 20 nieces and nephews through college. I know he can afford a lot, but still...that is something. You gotta just like this guy.

Now that he has his 600, I hope he hits none when the Yankees go to Minny this week.

61 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:30 pm

Amazing to see the old footage where the Stadium is entirely empty in the outfield.

62 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:37 pm

[61] As a kid, I've been to Yankee games with less than 5000 in attendance. They sucked for years, the Bronx was genuinely dangerous, and baseball was an unappreciated art. The Mets were the team in ascendence.

I have to begrudgingly give Steinbrenner props for revitalizing the franchise.

63 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:37 pm

Come on, AJ, keep it together.

Fucking hell.

64 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:38 pm

Get him out now!

65 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:38 pm

4 scoreless. Then...........BOOM!

66 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:39 pm

[62] God, 5000? Wow.

I remember in the eighties (when I was a kid) attendance was usually in the 20s and 30s, if I recall correctly.

5000. Wow.

67 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:40 pm

Melky's a free swinger?

Didn't he used to walk a lot with us?

68 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Oh my God.

What a clown man.

69 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:41 pm

He's got an idea alright, Flash. Bases loaded walk.

70 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:41 pm

Why must they make excuses for this bum?

71 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:42 pm

Who's AJ gonna blame this meltdown on?

72 OldYanksFan   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:43 pm

Dr. Jekyll... meet Mr. Hyde.

73 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:43 pm

Gah.

AJ!!!???!!!???

74 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:43 pm

Wade now!

75 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:44 pm

Obviously.

76 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:44 pm

You the man, AJ!

77 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:44 pm

I HATE you AJ Burnett.

HATE.

!!!

78 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:45 pm

Yes, it was an excellent piece of hitting.

Still, AJ sucks.

79 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:45 pm

Tell us Joe why someone else is going to the pen?

80 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:45 pm

AJ has entered code red in his hypothalamus. I don't think he can escape the quiver.

81 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:46 pm

Well that was sweet.

82 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:46 pm

Great play Robbie - unless it keeps AJ in the rotation

83 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:47 pm

There's that Robinson Cano guy again. As Flash said, nifty.

84 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:53 pm

Cool! This'll give AJ a chance to cough up the lead again.

85 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:54 pm

[85] AHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHAHHHHHH!

86 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:55 pm

If Brett doesn't run here after his race for home I will be unhappy.

87 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:56 pm

Cap'n, OH MY CAP'N!!!

88 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:57 pm

That was awesome, Derek!

89 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 9:58 pm

That's satisfying! Can we look forward to three more years of Jeter?

[84] He can come out now, and still get his first August win.

90 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:00 pm

Wake up down there, blue. You're missing an exciting game.

91 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:00 pm

Will Joe let AJ blow this lead?

92 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:12 pm

GOod work, AJ!

Yaaayyyyy!!!

93 mhoward120   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:12 pm

Whew - we gotta chance to win

94 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Booooooooooone!

95 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:15 pm

Man, it says something when I'm actually HAPPY to see BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOne Logan come into a game ...

96 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:16 pm

Didn't Mattpat say he was in a salty mood? This ought to put him right over the edge! Boone Logan to face the tying run!

97 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:16 pm

[95] Actually, he's been really good against lefties recently. I mean, he's not my favorite performer, but credit where due, kinda thing.

98 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:18 pm

A Burnt Jet can safely land sometimes.

99 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:20 pm

There's no stopping Robinson.

100 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:20 pm

I can't get enough of this Robinson Cano guy.

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101 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:20 pm

Christ, I step out for sixty seconds to mix a drink and Rob gets another hit.

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:21 pm

[101] Yeah. When he's due up, you sit your ass down and revere.

103 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:22 pm

What're you drinking?

104 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:22 pm

Just think. In some alternative universe, we have Dustin Pedroia and Rob is on the Red Sox.

Wow. That world sucks.

105 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:22 pm

[101] AJ can drive a man to drink, even on a Monday night.

106 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:23 pm

[103] Rye and soda.

A couple of weeks ago I started watching Mad Men. That's why. (But I didn't take up smoking, don't worry.)

107 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:23 pm

It's really uncanny how much like Mattingly this guy looks.
He's just taller.

108 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:24 pm

[106] Hahah! I've been making my second or third tour through Mad Men these past couple of weeks too.

109 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:24 pm

[104]Is that the same universe where Teddy was a Yankee and Joe was a Red Sox???

110 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:25 pm

[106] And I still can't see what Peggy saw in Pete in the beginning.

111 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:27 pm

Ya see something new every night.

112 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:27 pm

Now THAT is what LUCK looks like ...

113 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:27 pm

Attaboy!
Save the bones
for Andruw Jones.

114 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:28 pm

[110] Pete is a worm (and Peggy kind of cute in a dowdly, subway-riding Brooklyn way..). All hail the power of Joan of course (and down with Betty Draper and her abusive mothering!) Is it ever coming back?

115 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:28 pm

[109] Well, that makes it sound more fair.

Weeping, you have seen the whole thing several times? Wow, serious. [110] Well yeah, that's surely what you're supposed to think. (I'm almost done with season 2. The death of Marilyn.)

116 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:30 pm

[115] Yo, RI, where Wallace at?

Where Wallace at, RI???

117 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:31 pm

A cue ball off the bag RBI. Looks like a shot to the wall in the box score.

118 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:32 pm

Oh, lovely, time for the Chessmaster!

119 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:34 pm

They just started shooting Mad Men season 5 earlier this month. Anyone seen Breaking Bad? I enjoy it.

120 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:34 pm

[116] That's The Wire, right? I don't watch that one. I'm sure I'll get it eventually -- but HBO won't let Netflix stream it...

Thank god. Boone Logan was actually pitching really well, we can't have that. Spin the chambers, Joe!

121 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:35 pm

Hey! Nice move, Sori!

122 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:36 pm

[120] Oh, dear. The is The Wire ... and there is everything else. Go out of your way to watch it ...

123 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:37 pm

[122] Only shows in the last 10 years that Mrs. Jazz and I have watched from the US are Curb your Enthusiasm and Mad Men..everyone raves about the Wire, but it's like 80+ episodes, yes? Maybe in the offseason..

124 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:38 pm

Speaking of good fielding, our old toastermate Jon Weisman describes an unusual triple play against his Blues.

125 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:39 pm

[123] 5 seasons, usually 12 per. It's worth the time and the commitment.

126 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:40 pm

[115] Oh, you have so much to look forward to in season 3!

127 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:41 pm

Hacky McHeadfirstslide!!!

128 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:43 pm

Hey, Chrissy is back from the dead, doing liquor spots!

129 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:44 pm

Hm, I guess probably Boone could have managed to finish the inning giving up the one run.
Well, I can't really complain, because next inning will be Hamma Time.

130 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:47 pm

Sad.
I wish monkeypants could have stayed up for this. It's positively maudlin.

131 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:50 pm

Haddya like that? Two little grounders, a stolen base, and there ya go, three run lead.

132 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:55 pm

Damn. Even off-balance he can hit the baseball hard.

133 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:58 pm

So you know, the Yankees take a lot of heat for their corporate feel, particularly their dress code, but I have to say, that closer for San Francisco alone justifies it.

I mean, dear god, but that is one fugly motherfucker.

Hands down the fugliest man in baseball.

How can Giants fans stand to look at him every. Single. Night?

134 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 10:59 pm

Eric Hosmer, you just got Hammered.

135 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:01 pm

Sit down, Jeff Francoeur, because you are the nail.

136 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:01 pm

Hahahaha!

Enjoying that rye and soda are you, RI?

137 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:03 pm

Lucky bastard.

138 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:04 pm

Looked like a slider to me.

139 thelarmis   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:06 pm

hello from...Atlanta!!! i'm HOME!!!!!!! : )

that was a loooooong tour...

140 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:06 pm

Maybe guys should stop testing Russel Martin.

141 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:06 pm

Oh, Russell to Rob, BANG. Sit down.
Stupid muthafuckas, down three runs. Morons.

142 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:07 pm

[139] Hey, you, you were on tour? Man, you must be exhausted. Welcome home.

143 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:07 pm

[141] hahaha. You're killing me, RI. I like it when you talk smack.

144 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:07 pm

Thelarmis! Just in time!

Alabama-hamma-slamma the door, and the whiskey is flowing!

(I can sleep late tomorrow, weeping, if that was what you were trying to ask.)

145 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:09 pm

[143][144] Long live beer-y (and whsikey-y) banter!

thelarmis, welcome home!

146 thelarmis   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:11 pm

thanks guys! sooo nice to be home, i can't begin to tell you...

'bama hamma!!!

i drank so much good beer on this tour, mostly out west. i don't plan on having a beer until september. (this weekend is september, right?!)

147 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:11 pm

I like how we have monkeypants in Dresden and Mr. OK Jazz in Tokyo as bookends. And of course, thelarmis, home from the hills. Or the sea. Are you more sailor or hunter?

148 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:14 pm

opa moustakis. No foul pop for you.

149 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:14 pm

[146] You know what they say: it's always September somewhere.

"Diametric."

150 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:15 pm

Everett Teaford..sounds like the son of a Charles Dickens industrialist.. "young Everett could never live up to the expectations of his titan father, Charlton Teaford II"

151 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:15 pm

Someone is in the September of their life.

152 thelarmis   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:16 pm

i like how swish's ops is up in the 8-teens.

[147] ooh, neither. but, i am a sagittarius and that's an archer, so i guess we should go with hunter. though i'd never hunt, hurt or kill anything. then again, i do wield sticks for a living...

153 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:18 pm

No hit for Jones. I want Mo in a no pressure save situation.

154 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:19 pm

[152] We'll go with sailor. The starlit wave, the plunder of the world.

155 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:21 pm

oooh, there's that girl again in the Corona commerical.

156 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:22 pm

i particularly like that back shot in her business suit.

157 thelarmis   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:23 pm

[154] i am hebrew, so maybe we should go with sale-r. i need more "jew-pons".

btw, my fam is in the holy land. my oldest nephew had his '2nd' bar mitzvah there today. read out of the torah and the Wall. pretty cool. i'm proud of him!

158 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:24 pm

[155] link, please?

Grooving to a Cornell Dupree record night now, Indian take out lunch, Yanks win coming soon..and a slow work day (summer holidays here for most people). It's a good day!

159 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:24 pm

One.

160 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:25 pm

"Bubba Starling?"

The man's name is Bubba Starling?

161 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:26 pm

There's the Mo we know and love.

162 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:27 pm

[157] No kidding, good for him! Though I'm always a little uncomfortable with tying the religious stuff to Israel. I wish our people would stop that. But, you take the good with the bad.

Two.

163 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:27 pm

Nice play, Derek!

And notice how that kid was like ten feet off the plate after that and Mo just threw it outside.

Like clockwork, all around.

164 thelarmis   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:27 pm

[158] holy crap, that's an *awesome* day, dude! good on ya : )

165 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:27 pm

The ol' double clutch trick.

166 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:28 pm

[157] Mazal Tov to the neph!

167 Just Fair   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:28 pm

All rise.

168 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:28 pm

Thanks be to Mo.

169 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:28 pm

Mariano RIvera, ladies and gentlemen.

170 thelarmis   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:29 pm

Mr. Mo!!!

171 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:29 pm

[164] It's getting better. Mr. Spacely just told us we can all go out "to a meeting" at 4pm..at the local Irish beverage watering hole..Guinness ahoy!

Ah, Mariano..our one true savior.

172 RIYank   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:30 pm

We have our little rituals here, too, huh? Just like a bar mitzvah.
:-)

173 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:30 pm

Nice Win

FIRST PLACE!

174 thelarmis   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:30 pm

[162] i totally hear ya. i'm not religious at all and think the whole thing is a bit much. but the kid wanted it and my brothers' fam is into it, so good for them.

my parents are over there with them. i'll feel better when everyone is home in NY. i feel sooo much better being in my home!

[166] thanks weeping!

175 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:31 pm

I think Jeter needs to tickle Kim Jones.

176 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:40 pm

[175] Not feeling the Kim love!
Oh well, beating the Royals is great but not that satisfying..

177 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 15, 2011 11:52 pm
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