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Yanks, Sox: Fox.

Make it count, boys.

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 1:17 pm

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Mark Teixeira 1B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Nick Swisher RF
Andruw Jones LF
Jesus Montero DH
Russell Martin C


2 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 1:19 pm

[0] please, oh please tell me this is the game thread! it's gotta be the game thread...

3 Just Fair   ~  Sep 24, 2011 2:47 pm

[2] If it's not you best fire up the conspiracy theory! ; )

4 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 24, 2011 3:36 pm

[2] I'm sure it is; he concluded with "Let's Go Yank-ees!"... now if anyone is gonna be around, that's a different issue. I gotta work in a little while, so I'm just checking in to see what's up. Have a good one!

5 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:00 pm

braves wild card lead is down to 2 measly games...

6 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:11 pm

How psyched is Ivan Nova? A complete unknown around the league till this year, now he's the Yankees' #2 and he'll get two starts if necessary in the ALDS. That's a meteoric rise.

7 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:18 pm

i'm glad joe fuck's not there, but good god, timmay is insufferable.

i hate talk of the "nation." makes me ill.

leadoff bloop. stolen base on a pitch out.

1 out. here's the rat-faced midget fucker.

8 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:19 pm

freddy reached 69mph on that curve!

9 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:19 pm

midget fucker grounds to a-rod, ellsbury still at 2nd.

10 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:20 pm

very ugly, very fat, very much a liar.

i HATE when he spits and claps his hands...

11 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:22 pm

alright Chief!

big babi lines to andruw, oppo field.

12 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:24 pm

Fat Fred is the best pitchah evah! He got Dust Mite plus History's Greatest Clutch Hitter with a man in SP!

13 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:25 pm

fuck you, midget fucker.

14 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:25 pm


15 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:26 pm

grandy looked really crappy in that ab...

16 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:27 pm

Who is it with Tim?

17 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:28 pm


these announcers are fuggin' brutal.

18 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:29 pm

[16] some idiot schmo. no clue who it is, but i just hit mute. surprised i lasted a whole inning...

19 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:33 pm

Good range, good throw, kid.

20 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:34 pm

well, that was a quick frame.

nice work, chief!

21 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:34 pm

Idiot schmo = Omit hi coda.

22 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:34 pm

RI - did you get into the merlot?

23 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:35 pm

[21] would that be a D.C. or D.S. for the coda?

24 mhoward120   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:40 pm

Wouldn't it be great if the Red Sox fired Francona, the Yankees fired Girardi and then the Yanks hire Francona?

25 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:41 pm

[22] Ya know, for some reason it seemed like a chardonnay evening. So I went with that instead. Now I'm cooking with the rest of it.
[23] Ummmmm. I'm thinking D.C., because the idiot schmo is a talking 'head'.

26 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:42 pm

i think it would be great if bud contracted the shit sox.

27 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:42 pm

[24] No.
I'd take Jim Leyland, I've decided. I could take Joe Maddon, but there are some things about him that would drive me nuts.

If it's up to me I'll just stick with Girardi. Devil you know.

28 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:43 pm

[25] very nice, da capo it is!

this is a veritable rally. i want some RUNS!!!

29 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:44 pm

let's go jesus!


30 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:45 pm

yeah, i don't want tito.

between him and leyland, that sure is an awful lotta tobacco.

green light?

31 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:46 pm

[29] Hey, let's form "Yankee Jews for Jesus"!!!!!

32 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:46 pm

Way to go Jesus!

33 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:46 pm

I'm liking this Montero kid.

34 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:46 pm

Oh yeah! Our savior!

35 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:46 pm

i didn't think he'd swing...

c'mon kid, rbi time!

and there it is. nice rip, jesus!


36 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:47 pm

[33] 10 internets to Jesus for making RSN cry.

37 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:48 pm

[31] i'm in!

remember 'jews for jeter'? my mom wanted a t-shirt.

i have a brother-sister set of students that are 'jews for jesus'. it's quite weird. they go to catholic school, yet celebrate all the jewish holidays. even the smaller ones. sooo strange.

38 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Oh, this is too fucking beautiful.

Love you, Carl Crawford!!!

39 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:48 pm

Nice $142 million contract there.

40 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:48 pm

carl crawford!!!


41 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:49 pm

Oh, man.
This is just too good. Do we deserve this? We must be much more virtuous than I thought. Baseball god is truly smiling upon us.

42 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:49 pm


i love my captain!!!

jews for jeter. always.

mazel tov, DJ!

43 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:50 pm

[41] let them smile wide 11 times beginning next friday!

44 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:51 pm

Amazing how the wild races are so close this year.

Seemed like both the Braves and the Sox had it locked up.

45 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:51 pm

[36] i wasn't here for the creation of this "+1 internets" business, but i really love it. quite clever!

grandy looks awful vs. lester. i blame this 2nd k on derek's rally killing hit.

46 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:52 pm

[43] Annuit cœptis. (Like it says on our money.)

47 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:53 pm

i have a very similar flattop haircut to maris's son.

48 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:53 pm

Right, so, thelarmis, do you want to be president or treasurer? For most clubs president is more prestigious, but, you know...

49 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:54 pm

[46] shekels? ; )

50 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:57 pm

[48] well, i'm not prestigious, but i'm terrible with money. maybe i can be the bookkeeper? i'm very organized. i guess, monies can be part of that. treasurer, it is. you, sir...are Mr. President.

ooh, i know. i can be the brushes player!

51 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:58 pm

crimson cock flies out on a blistering 81mph 'fast'ball.

52 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 4:59 pm

freddy is fab!

siddown, salty

53 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:01 pm

freddy not so fab.

4-pitch walk.

ooh, here's carl crawford! he's like their new coco crisp.

i'll never understand the neck tattoo...

54 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:01 pm

[50] Oh, you can be the secretary, then. Maybe I'll be the treasurer, and we can save President to lure some highly desirable member.

55 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:02 pm

Oh, Tim is going to talk about Moneyball. This should be good.

56 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:02 pm

[54] good plan. me likey.

great job, chief!

57 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:03 pm

Yes, Tim, it was a fine novel.

So, which is it: he doesn't know what 'novel' means, or he has no idea what kind of book it is?

58 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:04 pm

those commercials are teh funny!

59 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:04 pm

[57] speaking of books, did you follow the link i left for you yesterday?

60 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:09 pm

These announcers are going to make the post season painful.

61 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:11 pm

yankee jews for jesus!!!

62 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:11 pm

I am in the hands of Jesus.
I am happy.

63 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:12 pm

[59] What??? No, I didn't see it. Which thread? I'll go look.

64 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:12 pm

Jesus casts Lester out.

65 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:13 pm

[60] yeah, i was thinkin' the same thing before...

66 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:15 pm

[63] go the "let's play two...on sunday" thread, comment #8.

67 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:15 pm

The Yankees seem to be using Montero mostly as a DH.

Do they not trust him at catcher?

68 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:19 pm

this little midget fucker really needs to shave. goddamn, he's gross looking!

69 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:19 pm

[66] Oh! I didn't know what that link was and didn't click it.

The cello suites make baseball seem like just a game or something.
I listened to them many, many times in my late teens. End of high school and college. I think that's how I learned about polyphonic melody.

70 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:20 pm

I think I prefer Jeter's way of killing rallies to Papi's.

71 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:21 pm

[67] they absolutely do *not* trust him. but brains won't be ready, po will be on the PS roster, but won't catch. i'd rather not 'waste' a spot on romine. i wish they'd let jesus catch a bit this last week...

nice, easy DP for fat liar!

72 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:21 pm

I think the real problem is that they feel Montero should learn the pitching staff before they hand him the reins.

73 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:27 pm

[69] i've listened to the cello suites TONS of times ever since college. most beautiful music ever composed. ever.

i performed some of the cello suites - on marimba - quite a lot throughout school. in fact, i won some awards and scholarship competitions with my interpretations and performances! : )

i also wrote some analysis papers on it for music theory class. i included 3 preludes on my debut percussion CD, which i'll link to from here soon.

the siblin book is most excellent. i plan on getting in touch with him, at some point, so he can hear my preludes on the marimba.

74 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:28 pm

[71] I don't see why they need to carry Romine. Posada or Montero could catch in an emergency, and they're allowed to make roster changes if there's an injury, so Romine or Cervelli could always be added later if something happens to Martin.

[72] So you think Montero might be a regular or semi-regular catcher next year?

A lot of people don't think Montero can stick at catcher. They consider him a 1B or DH.

I'm not a scout, but I've seen quite a bit of him at Scranton, and I think he's fine as a catcher. I know he's supposed to be too big, but catchers are bigger these days. Look at the Royals' young catcher. Salvador Perez is so huge he makes the batter look like Eddie Gaedel.

75 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:29 pm

[72] i'm cool with dat.

scott atchison looks like he's 50 years old.

76 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:31 pm

[74] i think russell will be the regular catcher next year. i hope montero is the backup/dh. let romine play the whole year at scranton...

77 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:32 pm

frickin' scutaro. he's annoying.

78 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:32 pm

shut up, tim. just shut up.


79 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:33 pm

don't walk him.

80 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:34 pm


verlander is NOT the mvp. he just isn't. give him the cy young, fine. he's not the mvp. just stop it. shut up and move on...

81 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:37 pm

that was freddy's finest fastball.

82 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:38 pm

crawford's iso discipline is .036

that's awful.

83 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:40 pm

carl crawford = playa of the game!

84 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:44 pm

dammit, a-rod. he did not look good there.

wow, 10 posts in a row.

hi me, it's nice talkin' to myself...

85 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:45 pm

[73] I think it would work for me on marimba! Something about the timbre, marimba seems to have some affinity for cello.

86 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:45 pm

holy crap, joba lookin' rather rugged.

long hair, beard. george definitely not in the house...

swish with another walk. obp, baby!

87 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:49 pm

[85] stop interrupting me. harrumph!

yes, they work beautifully on the marimba. i agree there is a timbre and range similarity between the 2 instruments. cello is my favorite non-percussion instrument. i plan on taking lessons in a few years...

the cello suites are quite popular on many instruments and marimba is a common choice. if you ever get my cd, i hope you'll enjoy my versions!

88 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:49 pm

[74] Randy, one thing I really don't trust scouts about is who can be a good catcher. (This was a huge deal in Moneyball -- don't know if it shows up in the movie.)

89 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:53 pm

good lord, these scumbags are incredibly ugly dirtbags. quit panning the damn dugout!

this is where it'd be nice if freddy had an out pitch.

stfu, timmay!

90 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:53 pm

[87] When are you coming out of the closet, anyway, with the Big Reveal and the cds and everything?

91 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:53 pm

wow. great glove a-rod, terrible throw though. : /

92 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:54 pm

Oy. A-Rod.

93 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:54 pm

We want Nuñez! We want Nuñez!

94 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:56 pm

[90] well, i was going to last week, i even wrote a post to you, specifically that said "RI - you ready?" and then you disappeared.

i've been trying to find a good game thread where's there's quite a bit of us regulars. i thought it'd be more fun that way. right now, it's just you, randy & me and i'm about to leave in a few minutes, to meet someone for a drink.

i'd like to link to the site asap. just waiting for a prime moment...

95 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:56 pm

[93] well, you kinda got him right there!

96 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 5:59 pm

squib cakes.

97 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:00 pm

Come on, Fat Fred. Finish, and you pass the audition.

98 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:03 pm

Yay Fred!!!

99 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:03 pm

6 shutout innings for the Chief!

#3 starter in the ALDS

100 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:07 pm

[88] I'm really hoping Montero can catch. Not least because he'd be much more valuable as a catcher than as a 1B or DH.

I guess I'm just wondering what the Yankees think of him. A lot of the talking heads seem to think the Yanks are just pretending they think Montero can catch. As a negotiating ploy for trades, etc.

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101 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:07 pm

[99] Yup, #3.

102 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:08 pm

I believe!

103 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:08 pm

Jews for Jesus meeting right after the game!

104 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:09 pm

Holy cow. What a stick this kid has.

105 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:09 pm

omg, JESUS!!!

laser beam, oppo field line drive homer.

that was gorgeous!!!

106 thelarmis   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:11 pm

now, i want double digits!

[103] might have to be a few hours after the game. i'm leaving in a few minutes, to meet someone for a drink.

you and randy get us to double digits and keep the shutout in tact, ok?!

107 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:12 pm

[106] Okay! We are very tactful.

108 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:24 pm

Oh, man. Not tactful. Dang.

109 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:29 pm

Boone Logan up in the pen.

110 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:29 pm

Jeez, A-Rod. Pedroia pwns you.

111 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:29 pm

Does A-Rod owe Pedroia some money or something?

112 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:31 pm

Why, Giuseppi? Because you were really counting on Wade to pitch well, and instead he gives up that booming single?

No, no. It's LOOGY time, is all.

113 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:48 pm

Just woke up, praise Jesus!! Charles Mingus jazz listening party last night, taking Jazz Kids to Indian Food Festival in park later today, and Yanks go wild on Jon Lester??! Can the weekend get any better??!

114 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:51 pm

[113] Sounds like a pretty good weekend!

Can you watch the early innings later on mlb.tv or something? Because man, it was very, very satisfying. (I really wish I could have watched on NESN, though.)

115 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2011 6:52 pm

They're actually showing the game on tv here in about 10mins, not sure which feed but can check mlb.com for NESN. Should be fun! No Mercy!!!

116 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:02 pm

Here's Jesus.
I don't want to jinx him, but a particular kind of hit would complete a particular sort of achievement.

117 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:03 pm

We want a triple

118 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:03 pm

[115] Oh, no, I mean, NESN didn't do the game. It's not that I just couldn't get them. It's a Fox game. (Now you're not looking forward to it as much, right? McCarver is brutal, eardrum-popping horrible.)

119 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:05 pm

Ooh, tough call kid. And a good pitch.
Also, rbj jinxed you.

120 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:08 pm

[118] Oh No..may just watch the 30-min condensed game on mlb.com then. I imagine the Yanks crushing them led to the FOX sounding something like the newscasters when JFK died? Or is it only the ESPN guys who are Boston homers?

121 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:11 pm

[119] My bad.

122 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:12 pm


123 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:17 pm

Ouch, I triggered the spam alert with my last comment about FOX. Murdoch's Minions are everywhere!! :)

124 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:18 pm

Tampa two games back in the WC, with 5 games left to play.

125 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:22 pm

[124] They HAVE to win tonight.

126 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:27 pm

[124] Part of me thinks I should be rooting for the Sox.

They are slumping, while the Rays are hot.

But I just can't. Hate the Sox too much.

127 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 7:46 pm

[125] I know. If we're going to face one of those two teams in the post-season, I would much rather play Boston. And yet, I'm not going to be the slightest bit disappointed when we sweep them yesterday and increase Tampa's chances.

128 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2011 8:00 pm

[127] I'll be amazed if they can sweep them yesterday! Wait, for me it IS yesterday when they play..now I'm confused.. :)

129 cult of basebaal   ~  Sep 24, 2011 8:07 pm

[128] I dunno, they're pitching Lackey and Wakefield tomorrow. We could score double digit runs in both games, though I guess we'll probably play scrubs in one of the games.

Tampa absolutely needs to win tonight.

2-2 in the 3rd.

130 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 24, 2011 8:32 pm

I'm really surprised Lester, of all people, got torched. Dag. Rays up, 3-2.

131 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 24, 2011 9:20 pm

[120] FOX definitely doesn't like the Yanks, which is funny since the Yanks definitely display all the corporate functionality and mindset they often champion. At any rate, E-fucpeeyen is in solid homer mode as we speak; I clicked on a couple of links there recapping the game and instead of a game recap or report, you get the Rangers hockey blog and a Stephen A. Smith article criticizing the Yanks' pitching. Can you spell bitter? "E-S-P-N-D-O-T-C-O-M"...

132 randym77   ~  Sep 24, 2011 9:30 pm

Chien-Ming Wang mowed down the Braves today (while the Cards won, meaning the NL wild card is as close as the AL).

I always liked Wang. Glad to see he's doing well. He doesn't have quite the velocity I remember, but he's pitching well enough that the Nats are going to offer him an extension.

He also got a hit and a RBI today. The first of his career.

133 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 24, 2011 9:36 pm

Johnny Damon with the tater!! 6-2 Rays!
[131] Man, I don't get that website at all. Great pennant races and their front page is college football??? Am I so out of touch with US sports, is college pigskin really more popular than baseball?
Also love all the sabre-Sox apologists talking about what a great team they still are. Great teams always collapse in September, right?
[132] Good for Wang! Always liked him too, would be great for him to pitch a few more years.

134 Alex Belth   ~  Sep 24, 2011 9:41 pm

Johnny D!

135 RIYank   ~  Sep 24, 2011 9:49 pm

Wang is a free agent this winter. I'd be happy for Cashman to sign him. That would make a nice rotation for us next year... assuming Hughes can return okay.

136 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 24, 2011 11:32 pm

[133] They are focused primarily on what makes them the most money, and I'm pretty sure they're out of the money with baseball right now. At least the prevailing feeling is that the Sox are old news already and it's time to move on (ignore) to "greener" pastures. I used to be outraged, but what can I do; I can't move them to Independence, Missouri. Just ignore them for the most part. Sometimes it makes me laugh. Sometimes I listen to the radio station for laughs, and they even have moments of clarity from time to time, but other than that it's unabashedly revenue and gambling-oriented.

137 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 24, 2011 11:34 pm

[135] [136] Moderation? Was it mentioning the Boston team, betting or Independence, Missouri?

138 Chyll Will   ~  Sep 24, 2011 11:38 pm

[135] I was going to say I'd really like to have Wang back. He was a solid guy from what I could tell and with some better personnel in place now he could rediscover some of his old magic here. Provided Cash can get off his duff or doesn't come across some legit medical reason not to sign him. At the least he can very likely push A.J to number 4 by mid-season.

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