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Let’s Try This Again

 

C’mon Andy…

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

Never mind the late night nightmares in Cali:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Via It's a Long a Season]

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68 comments

1 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:03 pm

Here we go, Andy!

2 Sliced Bread   ~  May 29, 2012 9:03 pm

In Anaheim during the great Yankee summer of '98, Pettitte pitched one of the best games I ever saw in person. Probably the best given my vantage point, as well as the outcome.
My friend and I sat in the 2nd row, directly behind home plate. Andy and fellow southpaw Chuck Finley held both first place lineups scoreless through the 8th. It was amazing to watch them work (especially being a lefty hitter). The seats were so good I was able to follow the rotation of the ball, and the movement of the pitches from the hitters' perspective. The most impressive thing was hearing the heavy thump of their fastballs.
Long story short, Yanks scored 3 runs in the 10th, 2 on a Tino double, and Mo closed it out in Mo fashion.

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:05 pm

[2] Hey, Sliced! That's a fabulous story, thanks.

4 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:11 pm

Alex's hands are looking faster.

5 Sliced Bread   ~  May 29, 2012 9:13 pm

3) I figured you'd appreciate a good Andy story. I'll never forget that game thanks to the seats, and the performances by Pettitte and Finley. I lived in L.A from 96 to 02, and went to Anaheim at least one game pretty much every series the Yanks were in town.
In 96 I felt bad for the Angels fans they were so outnumbered by us NYers. By the end of my LA stint, the Angels had come around, and beaten us so many times I hated the joint - but not as much as I do now.
Fuggin Angels

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2012 9:17 pm

[2] That is good stuff. I think the only time I sat in the front or second row of an MLB game was on the 3rd base side of Three Rivers Stadium in 96. Ken Caminiti made a late error to help the Padres lose. I saw him angry up close. : )

7 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:20 pm

Oh, beautiful.

Beautiful, Andy.

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:21 pm

(I could watch this man pitch forever.)

9 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:25 pm

He caught the ball.

Fuck.

10 OldYanksFan   ~  May 29, 2012 9:26 pm

damn

11 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:26 pm

And speaking of theatrics (maybe even hotdogging), what was that Captain America asshole's name? On the A's? Whatever became of him?

12 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:30 pm

Man, that cutter down and in to righties is effective.

13 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:31 pm

They're getting some good swings off Andy.

14 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2012 9:47 pm

Hit that split!

15 OldYanksFan   ~  May 29, 2012 9:48 pm

and it continues....

16 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:48 pm

Robbie, you can't take that pitch in that situation.

You have to swing at that. You, of all people, could even have hit that ball hard.

17 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:53 pm

Nice 2-0 curve there, Andy.

18 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:55 pm

Damn.

19 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:55 pm

Fuck, how did he hit that so well?

20 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2012 9:55 pm

The strike zone works both ways, blue. Fucking asshole.

21 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:55 pm

That was like Soriano's dinger off of Schilling.

22 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:56 pm

Nice play.

23 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2012 9:56 pm

Man, Chavez made that look easy.

24 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:57 pm

Sigh.

25 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2012 9:57 pm

That was a mistake. Shite!

26 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:58 pm

God, that stupid fucking smoke.

Get over yourselves, fucking Angels.

27 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:58 pm

All right, that's all they're getting.

28 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 9:59 pm

Agggggghhh!

Wtf?

29 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 10:04 pm

Fair ball!

30 Boatzilla   ~  May 29, 2012 10:06 pm

For the record, I take back everything I said about the Ibañez signing.

31 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Oh well, one is better than none.

32 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 10:14 pm

Jesus, that Robinson Cano can play second base.

33 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 10:16 pm

Good work, Andy.

34 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2012 10:21 pm

I can't flip back to the game for 2 minutes without seeing them show Scioscia's stupid fucking smirk. WHY?

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 10:40 pm

Damn it.

36 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 29, 2012 10:43 pm

I hate the fucking angels.

37 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 10:47 pm

Fuck, how did that asshole catch that ball?

38 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 10:53 pm

dammit. gotta get a W for Andy!!!

39 knuckles   ~  May 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Fck, I hate the Angels.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 10:59 pm

Another vintage outing by Andy. He hung in there and gave the team length and a chance to win.

41 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:03 pm

2 homers to 2 homerun hitters is one thing. 1 run for our offense (albeit, against a good pitcher), is another...

i love the 100 pitches through 7 and no walks. he'll prolly pitch the 8th...

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:04 pm

[41] I wouldn't send him back out with 100 pitches in a losing cause.

43 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:06 pm

Hahahahah!

I was thinking the same thing!

"The only thing missing on that play was the unicycle."

Very good, Kenny.

44 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:07 pm

Tying run at the plate...

Come on, fucking team, get it done.

45 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:09 pm

c'mon andruw!!!

haren's out. let's get this done.

[42] i hear ya. what if we tie it here?! also depends if there's a lefty leading off or batting 2nd in the inning. i'm not looking it up, 'coz i'm eating dinner!

46 oncewent3for2   ~  May 29, 2012 11:09 pm

The Grin will make us smile.

47 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:10 pm

Fuck.

48 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:10 pm

fuck. that sucked, andruw.

49 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:13 pm

Fuck fuck fuck fuck.

Damn it fucking hell.

50 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2012 11:13 pm

The Yankees really aren't very good.

51 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:13 pm

feh.

52 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:15 pm

And he's back out there, indeed.

53 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:16 pm

[50] Not so much.

54 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:18 pm

Damn, Pujols is a good hitter.

That was some good hitting, the kind of pitch our guys would have just swung through.

He stayed on it.

55 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:18 pm

dammit. i really don't like that old guy (poo-holes).

56 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 29, 2012 11:19 pm

Kenny mentioned earlier that Pujols has the lowest strike out ratio for a power hitter in half a century.

That's how, you shorten your swing with two strikes.

It's not rocket science.

57 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2012 11:24 pm

Quality relief showing.

58 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:25 pm

goddamn it. that run goes on andy's ledger.

we kinda suck...

59 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2012 11:28 pm

[56] Well, I mean its not fair to expect that out of everyone. Ideally you're closer to Pujols than Mark Reynolds, who is absolutely doing something wrong, but I don't think say, Ken Griffey is so bad.

60 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2012 11:28 pm

[58] Kinda?

61 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:32 pm

upper-deki hit a 2-run bomb in his devil fish debut...

62 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:33 pm

i would not be opposed to a monstrous offensive inning here, to take the lead and win the game.

63 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:43 pm

and here it is...

bases loaded. 2 outs. robbie up.

DO IT!!! GRAND FUCKING SLAM!!!

64 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2012 11:45 pm

And the Yankees collapse in a heap of incompetence.

But hey, we can beat the A's

65 thelarmis   ~  May 29, 2012 11:45 pm

jesus fucking christ. this guys walks 2, hits another and robbie strikes out on 3 fucking pitches. 0-5 tonite.

total fucking bollocks.

66 OldYanksFan   ~  May 29, 2012 11:50 pm

Well.... last night was disgusting.
Tonight was just your typical poor RISP, underachieving, boring game.

67 Mattpat11   ~  May 29, 2012 11:59 pm

[66] If this team isn't hitting homers, they're non competitive.

68 Boatzilla   ~  May 30, 2012 12:49 am

Our old friend Godzilla hit a 2-run homer in his Rays debut. Now that man could hit with RISP.

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