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Oh, Lookout Now

The Yanks have had a rough time winning games in Tampa the past few years. Let’s hope that isn’t the case this weekend.

Tonight gives Phelpsie…I’m not sure if that’s his nickname but it seems as ifJoe Girardi’s pet name for most everyone ends in “ie.” Wonder if he calls Travis Hafner Pronkie.

Brett Gardner CF
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells LF
Travis Hafner DH
Curtis Granderson RF
David Adams 3B
Lyle Overbay 1B
Jayson Nix SS
Chris Stewart C

Never mind the cowbells or horns or whatever noisemakers the rubes bring to the Trop:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Drawing by Hugo Pratt]

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1 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 24, 2013 5:56 pm

This is cool, the good old days (1986 spring training preview):


2 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:28 pm

Yep, he was out. But good hustle by David. Can't believe Pronk couldn't advance!

3 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 6:29 pm

Lyle! And just when Tex is about to come back.

4 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:29 pm

Green Light! And Lyle proves that...

Girardi is a genius.

5 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:32 pm

Jayson! And just when Derek was about to come back. [3] :-)

6 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:37 pm

Yeah, walk Brett!

Okay, Rob, put the game away for us.

7 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:39 pm



8 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 6:39 pm

Make 'em pay Vernon!

9 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:40 pm

Joe M. IBBs the bases loaded... in the second inning!

You know Girardi is going to dig deeeeeeep into his binder tonight. Not to be outdone.

10 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 6:40 pm


11 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:41 pm

It worked. Maddon is a genius.

12 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 6:47 pm

Don't need no stinking Centaur.

13 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:10 pm


So who the hell are you gonna bench?
Sorry, Ichiro.

14 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 7:10 pm

Gritner! Get into the lousy Tampa bullpen early.

15 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:11 pm


16 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:14 pm

[15] Yo.
Did you see Hughesies 'Sanderson' joke, by the way? Thought of you, natch.

17 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:16 pm

I did not! What was it? I am the son of a Sanders! : )

I know Ichi calls Derek 'Sanderson'!

I'm just taking a quick dinner break at the studio. Braves on the radio, checking on the Yanks...

18 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:19 pm

Here's the joke.

Damn, Miguel Cabrera now has 57 rbi in 46 games. Watch out, Hack.

19 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:20 pm

Nice, Lyle.
That's four innings.

I, uh.
I'm not superstitious, at all. But in case anyone else is, I'll just shut up.

20 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:23 pm

Acha. It's a good thing I don't have a middle name!

21 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:24 pm


22 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:26 pm

[20] Yeah, that is good. Keeps you much safer.
I'm not enamored of mine.

23 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:27 pm

Hey RI - word association... If I said "spectral clusters" to you, how would describe or define in simple layman terms. (Think: I need to dummy this down enough to where a drummer might possibly have the slightest outside sliver of a chance to comprehend.)


24 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 7:28 pm

[18] I hope he keeps it up. Nice to have sports talk be about season long historic runs rather than off the field nonsense.

25 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:32 pm

Actually, I've gotten in 'trouble' not having a middle name. I got clumped in with someone with my name and has a middle initial and it fucked up credit and shit. Went beyond that and was nightmarish. Total bollocks.

People I had to deal with couldn't fathom I didn't have a middle name. Yeah, parents don't like their middle names...or their first names. So my brother and I have short first names and no middle names.

Now, I do have a middle name in Hebrew. I was the first grandchild born, on either side, after the 2 remaining great grandparents died. My Hebrew first name is after my maternal great grandma and my middle name is after my paternal great grandpa.

26 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:33 pm

[23] Oh, man. In the sense of machine learning? I know the math, but is it a music thing?

The basic idea is that you can 'cluster' data points, according to similarity in some respect. That's the gist of it. More?

27 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:35 pm

rbi bb for J-Nix.

28 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 7:39 pm

I'm loving it.

29 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:40 pm

Walk him! IBB for Rob, please.

30 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 7:40 pm

Another BB for Robbie?

31 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:40 pm

Not that way, man. Damn.

32 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 7:40 pm


33 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:41 pm

I don't think so. It missed him, right?

34 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:41 pm

Might have hit the bat, yeah.

35 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:42 pm

Maybe we can get double-digits for thelarmis.

36 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:42 pm

Oh, that would have been double-digits right there! Good stroke, Vern.

37 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:44 pm

I can't see comment #'s on my iPhone...but, thanks RI. Maybe more some other time, really appreciate you. Not a music thing, but I am thinking about using that as a title for a new composition on my 4th cd! It's got time clusters in there and different colors, hence my title.

After I came up with it, I looked it up and thought: holy crap. Been meaning to ask you, but I haven't been around much. One of my private students is a math professor at GA Tech, but I keep forgetting to ask him, too...

Thanks again!

38 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:48 pm


Well, David Phelps, it was an impressive start!

39 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:48 pm

I want double digits!

And no injuries...

40 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 7:49 pm

[37] Oh, interesting.

Okay, some other time I will say a little about the use in Artificial Intelligence, rather than the math, that should be more interesting and will give you a feel for what it's about.

41 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:49 pm

Happy Birthday, Bob Dylan!

I'm surprised he wasn't the beat if the day today...

42 thelarmis   ~  May 24, 2013 7:50 pm

Very cool, RI! If you want, just email me directly. That's much easier! : )

Ok, back to work...


43 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 24, 2013 8:02 pm

Yo gang. I've missed a blow out and Phelps. Go Irish! Did Granderson get plunked again or did he hurt his wrist some other way?

44 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 24, 2013 8:05 pm

It's about time they imploded the tropicana dome. What a joke. And apparently Phelps doesn't like me watching him pitch.

45 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 8:11 pm

[43] Plunked.

46 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:14 pm

This ha-ha is just a he-he now.
[44] I have never been there, but I imagine a moldy smelling ugly concrete pile. I have been to the Kingdome before it was imploded, and that what it was.

47 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 24, 2013 8:20 pm

[45] Cheers. I hope it's nothing. It makes me think of all the times Jeter was hit in the hands over the years. He always seemed to get lucky that nothing was ever broken.

48 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:21 pm

When watching the game earlier, Flaherty was describing Maddon's unorthodox moves (during the IBB to Cano to load the bases) and made a comment about his "crazy shifts". With Flash's slight lisp, I swear it sounded like he said "his crazy shit".

I thought it was funny, thank you.

49 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 8:24 pm

[47] Hm, you watching YES? It doesn't look like nothing. Dang, poor Curtis.

50 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:33 pm

[49] It's a worry; and in the words of that other inimitable Curtis, I hope that "It's All Right" for him.

51 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 8:33 pm

[46] Was in Seattle in 93-94 Kingdome was a shithole, warehouse baseball. But they did have Randy and Junior, plus an up and coming shortstop nicknamed A-Rod. Don't know what happened to him. Meanwhile, switch to the top of the ninth of the Tigers game.

52 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 24, 2013 8:35 pm

[49] I tuned in late and havent's seen the replay. The booth seems to think the coaches are reacting negatively. For fuck's sake! Has Curtis even been back 6 games? Bollocks.

53 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 8:36 pm

[52] Couldn't really tell from the replay, but yeah, I was talking about what Kenny and Flash were saying about how they read the coaches' expressions.

54 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:38 pm

[51] The Detroit game is now on MLB for the top of the ninth.

55 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:41 pm

Oh well, Mauer breaks up Sanchez' no hit bid with one out in the top of the ninth.

56 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 8:41 pm


57 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 8:46 pm

What's the word with Curtis?

58 cult of basebaal   ~  May 24, 2013 8:46 pm

Broken pinky finger.

59 cult of basebaal   ~  May 24, 2013 8:47 pm

From LoHud:

So much for the Yankees getting everyone healthy. Curtis Granderson had X-rays here at Tropicana Field and has fractured knuckle in his left pinky finger. He was hit by a pitch in the fifth inning.

60 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 8:47 pm

Now Phelps?

61 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 8:47 pm

This team is cursed.

62 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:47 pm

Shit, broken pinky for Granderson. I guess that will allow Ichiro to work on his hitting.

I wonder how long a broken pinky will keep him out. And now; Phelps smashed by a liner to his arm.

63 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 8:48 pm

Thanks cult.

64 cult of basebaal   ~  May 24, 2013 8:48 pm

Are you KIDDING me???

We need to wrap this team in bubble wrap, double thick.

65 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:49 pm

[61] Cursed by first place.

66 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 8:52 pm

[65] Cursed Granderson.

67 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 24, 2013 8:53 pm

Anyone ever broken a pinkie finger? I sure haven't.

68 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 8:55 pm

Farnsy! The Yankee batters better be extra careful.

69 Alex Belth   ~  May 24, 2013 8:57 pm

Got to be six weeks for Grandy at least. Man, what a tough turn of events for him. That's really awful. And then Phelps gets pelted and has to leave the game.

What the hell is going on, man?

70 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 8:57 pm

[67] Have had an incredibly uncoordinated guy fall on my right pinky toe in Aikido. Not much you can do about that but soldier on. It was broken, but I didn't even bother going to the doctor.

Hey, Krazy Karl!

71 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 8:57 pm

[67] One of my kids did, the knuckle, like Curtis. (He punched our stairs in a fit of temper. We used to have a kind of Frequent Shopper program with the local orthopedist, because I have three sons.)

Nothing much to do about it, no cast or anything, obviously. A finger splint for maybe six weeks? Maybe less. I have no idea whether a hitter could hit before it was fully healed. Just guessing, the left pinky might be more important for a lefty hitter?

72 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 9:00 pm

This is one night that I do not want to see Mo stir at all. Kelley needs to get through the ninth expeditiously. It's too dangerous there...

73 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 24, 2013 9:00 pm

Shit. I have never broken anything as far as I know. Although I'm pretty sure I broke my pinkie toe when I jammed it on the bed post in the middle of the night. I saw stars and limped around for at least a month.

74 kenboyer made me cry   ~  May 24, 2013 9:03 pm

I wonder how many broken fingers Lou Gehrig played with during his consecutive game streak?

75 RIYank   ~  May 24, 2013 9:07 pm

And that'll do it.

[74] 13.

76 rbj   ~  May 24, 2013 9:07 pm

Night all.

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