Yanks aim to not suck this afternoon in Cleveland.
We believe this can be achieved.
So, never mind the sermon: Let’s Go Yank-ees!
[Mural by Spray, via This Isn’t Happiness]
Yankees need a steely resolve to da(m)n the losing streak to 1 game.
From what I can see, Bsston ONLY paid $11m in the big trade. LA got better, but they got fleeced. Unbelievably, Boston fans seem overjoyed with this trade. They will miss AGon, but understabd that they not only got out from under, but actually got some young talent in return.
But of course...
it's only the Yankees that throw money around.
If strikes are not called strikes Freddie is screwed.
Gripping baseball entertainment.
Oh no! Penalty, right?
Oh, huh. We're allowed to get one of those base hit things even when there's a runner on second?? I hope the rest of the team knows.
Nick knows about the new rule!
i'm bewildered. what happened in the top of the second? It looked like we got three runners in without any home runs but I think that must be my cold hammering my brain.
Good quick tag. Out at second.
 Yeah, turns out there's no actual rule against getting a hit with a man on second.
Got 'em. Good day for Chris Stewart so far.
61 pitches so far to get 6 outs. i like that.
bleh, grandy has been off.
 i'm officially positive that i jinxed that. i mean, after i posted that they got 3 outs in like 3 pitches or something.
Oh, Robbie. You jack ass.
Oh, that was strike three.
Good work, Fred, good work.
so is tampa not playing today because of the republican convention? or the tropiical storm? or both? so weird for someone not to play on a Sunday.
 Hot air mass, for sure.
this ichiro guy is ok.
Stewart got a meatball and decided to just roll it off the floor.
 On top of spa-GHEEEEEEEE-ti....
The on the field scene after Chambliss hit that homer will never cease to amaze me. Some dude snatched first base away a second after he rounded it. Madness!
 Been out doing yard work. Even the Indians' announcer thought so to.
Looks like I missed all the action.
 Why wouldn't baseball schedule them to be out of town at this time? The convention has been known about for a year at least.
Looks like Fat Freddy's in fine filth flinging form today!
Now look what I've done.
Easy, Fred. Just keep it down, no prob.
Big pitch here, full count to Choo...
Damn, this doesn't feel good at all.
Go get 'im, Fred! One more out, please.
Wonderful. Fred's only good for 4+. Bloody hell.
He's not throwing badly. The double bounced freakishly off the bag, then HBP, then a tough walk, now a ground ball single. I'd let him pitch to another batter.
Oh well. Platoon Joe, figures.
Whoo hoo Curtis. Man, he threw his bat like he missed it.
That was close. Too close.
You got lucky, Joe. You too, Soriano. Yikes.
Watch your lips. Holy shit that was close.
Soriano is growing on me.
phew we survive!
 Line shot right back at Soriano's head. He got his glove up just in time. Knocked it down, picked it and go the out at first. Scary.
Smash comebacker right to Soriano. His glove was up so it hit that then ricocheted off his pitching hand/wrist.
Have to wait for a medical report. Least we got the win.
On the WCBS postgame he told Suzyn he's fine. "Right now, I'm okay."
thanks guys. wish i coulda been around with youze over the interesting and eventful weekend.
unfortunately, the shit sox unloaded a boatload of dough (what were the dodgers thinking???) and are winning right now.
i have faith in them to find new lows...
 Yo thelarmis! What's shaking?
Only in the new baseball universe could Boston cmopletely acknowledging failure, blowing up their team and taking prospects (prospects!!) be considered a "winning move". 'Eff that, Yanks would never give up like that.
 A fine example of today's post title. Don't lose that number, OK Tikki Tavi >;)
 D'oh! :)
But really..I spent way too much time reading Fangraphs and others about market efficiency, cost certainty, etc etc. It's all fine but still..Dodgers made their team better for the next couple of years. Who cares about the money?
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