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Lyrical Tactics

Yanks and Sox celebrate a big anniversary at Fenway.

Derek Jeter SS
Curtis Granderson CF
Alex Rodriguez DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Mark Teixeira 1B
Nick Swisher RF
Raul Ibanez LF
Eric Chavez 3B
Russell Martin C

Nova on the hill.

Never mind the hoopla: Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Featured Image via It's a Long Season; photo of Zim via Sports Illustrated]

Categories:  1: Featured  Game Thread  Yankees

Tags:  don zimmer  fenway park

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85 comments

1 Jon Weisman   ~  Apr 20, 2012 1:31 pm

Great freakin' pic.

2 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 1:51 pm

Jason Varikek's been eating his way through retirement, huh?

3 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 1:54 pm

The Gerbil!

4 knuckles   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:10 pm

"The start of the game is delayed due to Lucchino chewing out Francona for not coming back to celebrate with the team that quit on him, kicked him to the curb, and smeared his character on the way out the door last October."

5 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:12 pm

[2] Hilarious.

I'm just glad the Sux' hats are even dumber than ours.

6 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:14 pm

Heh, Millar gives a shout out to Karim Garcia: "Who is Karim Garcia." My boss nicely allowed to leave early to see this.

7 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:16 pm

Oh, and go Highlanders!

8 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:16 pm

Seems the general consensus is nice ceremony until Kevin Millar ruined it, as he is wont to do.

9 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:17 pm

Via Pete Abe:

Among those not here: Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, Mike Greenwell, Curt Schilling, Dave Roberts, Manny Ramirez, Bob Stanley, Ellis Burks, Grady Little, Don Zimmer.

10 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:19 pm

Jetes!

11 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:19 pm

Hah! My Little Pony with the error!

12 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:25 pm

Nice work Alex.

13 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:26 pm

Damn.

14 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:27 pm

(And good work again, Alex.)

15 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:30 pm

1-0...it's a start.

16 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:31 pm

Robbie. Dustin, that's how you play second base.

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:31 pm

Shit, couldn't Swisher have made that play?

THat shit used to happen with Abreu and it makes me crazy to see.

18 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:33 pm

Damn, that was great hitting by Pedroia.

19 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:34 pm

Wow, that was very impressive, the way he stayed on that ball.

20 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:42 pm

Swish Dog!

21 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:42 pm

Swish!

Funny, Kay calls homeruns on fly outs and off-the-walls on homeruns.

22 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:44 pm

Chavy!

23 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:45 pm

(Another missed opportunity for the full Kay homerun rigamarole.)

24 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 2:45 pm

Chavie!

25 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:00 pm

Cmon Ivan

26 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:03 pm

Nova's getting out of this without another run.

27 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:05 pm

Good morning, good afternoon and goodnight.

28 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:06 pm

Nova was just clocked at 96.

29 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:07 pm

Hey, doesn't the video review kinda violate the throwback atmosphere?

30 Sliced Bread   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:13 pm

29) yeah, and so does the DH.

31 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:23 pm

Omg, Gardner's DL'd? Fuck. This is the first I'm hearing of it.
Was it that play the other day?

32 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:28 pm

Nova gets so many backwards K's.

I really, really like this guy.

33 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:33 pm

Chavez again!

34 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:34 pm

Bomb

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:34 pm

Holy fuck!

He caught that ball?

Jesus, what a play.

Fuck.

36 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:34 pm

Chavie, locked and loaded.

37 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:35 pm

Damn, that was some play.

38 Shaun P.   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:35 pm

Chavez is making an excellent case for playing Nune5 less when A-Rod DHs.

39 Chris in Sydney   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:36 pm

The Coltrane wuz robbed.

40 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:41 pm

[38] He is.

But he won't

41 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:44 pm

Dude really does a good job keeping hitters off balance.

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:45 pm

[38] Except that he's so damned fragile...

43 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:46 pm

Alex!

44 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:46 pm

yay!

45 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:48 pm

Sweet. Just wish there had been men on base for all these taters.

46 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:53 pm

The YES Network social media thingamwhatzit lists Vicente Padilla as the Red Sox win leader. That can't be, can it?

47 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:54 pm

A nice tidbit from ESPN:
New York Yankees reliever Joba Chamberlain expects to be out of a walking boot for an injured ankle in about two weeks.

The right-hander has resumed working out at the Yankees' minor league complex, where he played catch in the outfield Friday with his right knee on a stool.

48 Alex Belth   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:54 pm

Nova needs to get through six.

49 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:57 pm

Omg, I love Bobby V. in that get-up. Somehow, it's perfect. He should sport that every day.

50 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 3:58 pm

Robbie!

51 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:00 pm

Dang sun.

52 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:00 pm

This is going nowhere good

53 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:00 pm

Shit fuck piss.

(Reminds me of that ball O'Neill lost in that game against Pedro in...'99? In the first inning?)

54 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Good work, Nova.

55 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:04 pm

Alright. Get that run back.

56 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:06 pm

When my mom heard about this game today, she was surprised, because "I would have thought that dump had fallen down by now"

57 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:07 pm

[56] Hahahahaha!

58 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:09 pm

See, like that.

59 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:09 pm

Got that run back.

60 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:10 pm

[57] She was not a fan when we visited many years ago

61 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:10 pm

Is there any Yankee left who hasn't hit a HR?

62 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:17 pm

Ah, the Bucky Dent homerun.

63 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:17 pm

The Yankees have the worst shift in baseball.

64 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:18 pm

Sounded like Kay wanted to finish the story about that bat

65 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:21 pm

You know, Nova reminds me a lot of Andy.

66 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:26 pm

Sounds like the Bobby boo birds are out.

67 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:39 pm

Please don't throw those stats up

68 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:40 pm

Wade just threw the Scott Proctor curveball.

69 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 4:42 pm

That was not the Scott Proctor curveball.

70 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:02 pm

Ouff!

71 Simone   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:19 pm

I did a quick visit to Pete's Extra Bases blog. I can't get over how few comments are compared to the hundreds of comments that he got at LoHud. How long since Pete left for baseball hell? Two or three years? And those prats still don't appreciate his entertaining and insightful baseball coverage? What knuckleheads!

72 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:25 pm

Trying to get Mo a save?

73 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:27 pm

[71] That's sad.

74 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:27 pm

Well, here we go.

75 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:28 pm

Mo time now.

76 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:29 pm

Well that was pointless.

77 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:33 pm

Thanks for playing Cody. Have some lovely parting gifts.

78 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:35 pm

Same for you Punto.

79 Mattpat11   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:35 pm

A fine afternoon of Highlanders Baseball

80 rbj   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:36 pm

So sorry to ruin your 100th birthday party. Not.

81 RIYank   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:37 pm

Thanks be to Mo.

82 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:53 pm

Dandy way to wwake up on a Sat morning!

83 OldYanksFan   ~  Apr 20, 2012 5:58 pm

[71] A commenter from Pete's Blog:
"100 years and nothing has changed. Yankees still kicking our behinds."

84 Bruce Markusen   ~  Apr 20, 2012 9:04 pm

A few questions:

What did Millar do during the pre-game?

And what was Girardi doing in the ninth with Eppley? He allows him to face a switch-hitter, where the sidearmer has no platoon advantage, and then takes him out against a right-handed hitter like Ross. I didn't understand that.

And finally, why do the Yankees need 13 pitchers?

85 MDF   ~  Apr 21, 2012 12:58 am

Opening Day at Fenway on April 20, 1912, was also the first major league game for Federal League superstar Benjamin Michael Kauff, who went 0 for 1 as the center fielder for the New Yorkers that day.

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