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Where’s That Confounded Bridge?


Yanks play the Blue Jays for the first time this year. They’ll play two games up in Toronto.

Meanwhile, Marc Carig writes that the Yanks have enough pieces in the bullpen to get to Soriano in the 9th.

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

Jetes the the night off.

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

[Featured Image via Personal Message; photograph by Bags]

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 6:24 pm

Is this the game thread? Where are all the comments? Did the Dept. Of Motherland Security stop everyone from watching the game in Canada or did Michael Kay have something to do with it??

2 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2012 6:29 pm

You are not alone sir

3 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2012 6:29 pm

Everyone else in on the bridge.

4 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 6:32 pm

[3] We're trying to talk the Yankee bats from jumping; they're depressed as they feel useless.

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 6:38 pm

I thought everyone was with Michael Kay.

6 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 6:44 pm


7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 6:49 pm

[5] Anyone ever figure out why he doesn't go to Canada? Think I ask that every season..maybe no passport?

8 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2012 7:03 pm

This does not really look like a PS team (the Yankees, I mean).

9 mhoward120   ~  May 16, 2012 7:04 pm

God is telling us to watch the Rangers tonite

10 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 7:08 pm

Incredible how the ball travels once it's up in the air in Toronto. That Encarnacion shot looked like a fly ball not a 400 plus foot dinger.

And Drabek is dealing. Sigh.

11 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 7:08 pm

10 million doesn't get you what it used to.
[5] No, but it is fun to speculate.

12 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 7:09 pm

Nice rip, Raul.

Hey, you know what? Fuck this. Yanks are winning.

13 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 7:11 pm

Stupid shift.

14 Chyll Will   ~  May 16, 2012 7:19 pm

[12],[13] judging from those comments, it must be like they heard what you were saying and ripped a loud fart in response.

15 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 7:25 pm

Not fun.

16 Chyll Will   ~  May 16, 2012 7:25 pm

Just saw the score. I was right. Think I'll watch some Simpsons Season 6 instead...

17 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 7:32 pm

Well, they are just waiting to make this really, really dramatic I suppose.

18 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 7:32 pm

Rangels-Devils for me is Red Sox-Angels. I don't want to see either team win.

19 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 7:36 pm

Hey, Hiroki. You're not in the fucking National League anymore. Don't throw your bullshit inside to Bautista.

20 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 7:43 pm

A big fat dud so far, this game has been.

21 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 7:48 pm

There's one. Let the Grande Comback BEGIN!

22 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 7:48 pm

Ha! Shift this

23 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 7:50 pm

...they are just delaying our excitement.

24 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 7:56 pm

Late inning heroics

25 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:01 pm

1. I love the Manhattan Bridge. Obviously it lives in the shadow of its legendary neighbor but if you just take it on its own, it's quite a spectacular piece of work in its own right.

2. Jeter reveals his chief motivation in playing the game the right way: http://www.theonion.com/articles/derek-jeter-admits-he-only-plays-the-game-the-righ,28161/

26 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:03 pm

And Jesus, I can't believe Vizquel is still playing, bless his soul.

27 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 8:05 pm

Lil three run jack puts the Yanks back in this.

25) I don't care for the Onion usually but that was too funny.

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:07 pm

[27] Really? That surprises me, what's not to care for?
And yes, it was, wasn't it?

29 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 8:07 pm

[25] It's funny cause you know it's true!

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:08 pm

He was safe!

31 mhoward120   ~  May 16, 2012 8:09 pm

Bucker can be counted on to suck

32 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 8:09 pm

CB. Fucking awful.

28) I just don't care for satire generally. Colbert, Jon Stewart don't do it for me either.

33 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:10 pm

OK, the dude is hitting the outside corner, be ready for that pitch!

34 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 8:11 pm

Joe looks ready to blow.

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:11 pm

[32] Huh. How 'bout that.

Fucking ASSHOLE, Swish!

What did I just fucking SAY?

36 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:13 pm

I mean, I'm not saying I expect him to drive that ball into the gap the way Robbie might, but how do you not even fight it off?

37 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 8:16 pm

Oh, MAN is this ever going to be dramatic...

38 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 8:17 pm

[32] That's ludicrous. ; )

39 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 8:17 pm

[32] No "Spinal Tap"????!

40 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 8:22 pm

Robbie made an error?

41 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:26 pm

[32] Or Python?

(Let's all pile on Alex to vent our frustrations with this horse shit of a ballgame.)

42 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 8:31 pm

I have always equated satire with comedy. What about all those comedic albums? Bill Cosby. Richard Pryor. Eddie Murphy. Doggin' John Stewart..... lol...

43 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 8:31 pm

[41] Tee-hee. I'm curious to hear more about that too. Perhaps we're defining "satire" differently?

44 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 8:33 pm

Oooh..Chuck Brown died. I never knew how big he was till I spent a summer in DC..Can we get a Beat O' the Day tomorow for him, AB?

45 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 8:37 pm

I love satire (and sarcasm) . Colbert & Stewart I don't like because they're so one sided. South Park works because they go after everyone -- including their audience.

46 Chyll Will   ~  May 16, 2012 8:41 pm

[41] That's not satire, it's zany madcap humor!

47 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2012 8:49 pm

Then there's the college baseball shenanigans during rain delays.

48 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 8:49 pm

Now that's my Robbie!

49 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 8:52 pm

[46] Yeah, as soon as I said it I started questioning it...they certainly do satire ("Every sperm is sacred" satirizes Catholicism, no?) but I think you're right, their humor is absurdist first and foremost, the fact that it may sometimes be satirical is incidental.

50 rbj   ~  May 16, 2012 8:54 pm

You know maybe those Yankee bats should jump. Or push them off the bridge.


51 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 8:56 pm

Yeah, I shouldn't say I don't like all satire. South Park and the Simpsons I like plenty. Maybe it's the political stuff, even when I agree with their viewpoint, that doesn't appeal to me, I don't know. Never thought about it too much. I've watched some Colbert and think he's smart and sharp but it doesn't appeal to me.

Python I like. Hey, what's the difference between "zany" and "wacky"?

52 Chyll Will   ~  May 16, 2012 8:59 pm

[49] True to an extent, but which sketch did that quote come from?

53 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 9:00 pm

[51] "Zany" is Robin Williams. "Wacky" is Gallagher.
Ok, I have no idea. Roughly the same?

[49] Who said that American humor is "Isn't it funny when someone slips on a banana peel?" and British humor is "Wouldn't it be funny if a Minister wore a funny hat and walked on one leg?" Not sure it's universally true but has a point.

54 Chyll Will   ~  May 16, 2012 9:01 pm

[51] Zane has more sophistication than wack.

55 Chyll Will   ~  May 16, 2012 9:12 pm

[53] Depends on the angle from which you watch them slip. A straight profile shot is hack, but a straight-on low angle shot where both feet are above the head and all you see are feet, legs and butt floating in mid-air will get a laugh every time because of it's absurd appearance. British humor often takes a situation or event to an extreme and juxtaposes it with non-emotional or strictly rational reaction to heighten the absurdity.

56 Chyll Will   ~  May 16, 2012 9:19 pm

[55] (Yeah I know; cricket, cricket...)

57 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2012 9:20 pm

[56] Hit you offline!

58 Alex Belth   ~  May 16, 2012 9:21 pm

I'll take Robin over Gallagher.

59 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2012 9:35 pm

Just caught Granderson saying, "Drabeck pitched exceptionally well..."

NO! Follow Alex's lead, no more tipping your fucking hats!

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