I’m not around for the line-ups. Let’s go for two straight, huh?
Never mind the sideshow:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
[Photo Credit: Ry Pepper Via Think Different]
Brett Gardner CF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Robinson Cano 2B
Travis Hafner DH
Lyle Overbay 1B
Zoilo Almonte LF
Jayson Nix 3B
Chris Stewart C
Alberto Gonzalez SS
And it's looking like surgery for Teix. That's a long 3 day contract for Lyle.
 Another instalment in the annual Yankee Season-Ending Wrist Injury Show.
Imagine if the Yankees had a player who could play first base and corner OF---maybe even CF in a pinch---and could hit a little. Ideally he'd be a switch hitter, too.
Meanwhile, the 2009 flag flies forever, but that Teixeira contract is starting to look worse and worse.
Good stuff from Mark & Brian & Joe about all the shit going over at lohud.
Agreed, great job at Lo HUD. No surprises really. Cashman did the right thing and deserves some credit. Shame about Tex but again, it isn't a surprise.
And we're back. (passing t-storm blocked the satellite.)
I just get back from work, sit down, turn on the tv and we go from 1-0 up to 4-1 down in the space of TWO batters???
Also, what did we ever do to deserve Chris Berman for tonight's game???
 similar story here.
 i know, right. i never get to see games, let alone andy pitch. just got home from charleston. (headed to NY tomorrow...) glad to be able to watch some of the game, ticked that it's berman. then again, it coulda been sut & company...
Now we need the bats to get going.
stewart = doubles machine.
ok, so...first time in ages i'm around for a game and no one is here. andy on the mound, no wells, middle of the week, national tv. i'll try not to take it personally.
 hey, company! : )
 Sut is the absolute worst. Unlistenable.
Thelarmis, just was grooving to this amazing Eddie Palmieri track with mad tumba and timbales, percussion heaven.
i dig fat elvis, but am glad he's 0-3.
c'mon, andy - get a strikeout...tie whitey!!!
 Sorry, watching a replay of Brazil v Uruguay on my computer and only glancing over my shoulder at ESPN on the tv.
How was Charleston?
i just came home to an eliane elias disc and rare lou mecca cd.
hey, cult! : )
charleston was great, thanks for askin', man! this was the trip that if i had more time, we were entertaining going to SF. but i need to go to NY tomorrow, so we needed to cut our trip just a little bit short and stay closer to home.
charleston, is always fun. i used to play there very regularly, but haven't been there in ages.
ah, lost him.
c'mon andy, strike this next one out!
whitey's safe for 5 more days...
Gritner = from the Charleston area. while i didn't get to see a Riverdogs game, i have played at that stadium.
hmmm, that was pretty close.
hey, who's the pitcher that's announcing with berman?
 I don't know how you can listen to Berman. I'd take Sterling over him!
 I'm barely listening. i'm watching some, unpacking and doing a bunch of other things.
really really shitty, lyle. really shitty.
zoilo the walkin' dude!
c'mon Nixy. or, is it Nixie? if he hits a homer here, i'm going with Nixxy, the Double X! ; )
fuck you, nixon.
more like Double Play.
 I'm multi-tasking too. Researching cancer drug development, writing emails to record labels asking for promos for my show, following Banter & Yanks, and ctaching up on Mitsu Dan's latest 'saucy' interview. A good morning!
Oh well, got closer.
I guess GI Joe doesn't wanna keep this close with a chance to win...
OK, that's 1 quick out. good.
 you'd make a good drummer!
ah, there's a base hit off joba. much more familiar...
here's comes the 2-run job.
cult doesn't call me Nostra for no reason...
 Remember when we saw Joba's Yankee debut?
And we were sooooooo excited?
Seems years ago ...
then again, it was a very very easy call.
Please get your lard ass traded.
I wasn't watching, we went up 1-0.
I started watching, we went down 4-1.
I stopped watching, we cut it to 4-3.
I started watching again, we're back to a 3 run deficit.
Time to stop watching again ...
 of course, i remember! against the blow jays, at jocks & jill's in midtown atlanta. and then the ensuing texts of excitement every time he pitched. i even have the 'joba rules' t-shirt. got melky, too...
I'll just distract myself with all those awesome looking recipes over at the site Alex linked in today's Taster's Cherce ... holy crap, they look good!
 we strolled into an irish pub last night just in time to see Nixy (DP) hit a solo shot. i watched the rest of the game with a cool rangers fan.
joba - you are a useless fucking tool.
Its gonna be such a glorious day when Joba Chamberlain finally leaves the Yankees.
wow. almost as pathetic as joba (and nixxie's double play).
catch the motherfucking ball, you stoopid fucks!
 amen to that!
would be nice if they package hughes with him. i'm done with both of 'em.
Remind me again, why is Joba Chambermaid, who shall forevermore be known as Lard Ass, on this team?
"Your job is to help us. Not to fuck us up."
Here's a new rule for the Joba Rules collection ... never pitch him on a day that ends in y.
PLEASE keep any more runs from scoring.
what an arm from ichi! weird seeing him rock the crew cut.
what a HUGE round of boos for the rather round joba. thoroughly deserved.
 i'm glad you dug my Lard Ass line! : )
 i'm down with that. please send an instant message to GI Joe's binder.
 Oh, God yes.
wells with the single. but now romine will be in the game.
might wanna take a quick peek at the tribe/oreo's game...
i think jorgie could've made it to 2nd on that ; )
jesus. prolly the farthest the kid will ever hit a ball again...
The Attorney General is back on the team?? And Wells is on base?? I'm confused..
swing the bat, brett.
i swear i called that one, too. just didn't type it. for real, yo!!!
ICHIRO! could homer again tonight ... IF HE WANTED TO!!!
oh, wait. Joba.
kazmir gave up a hit in the 7th.
With this porch?
FUCK YOU, YOU FAT FUCK, BERMAN.
That wasn't anything close to a wall scraper, you just can't call baseball for fuck, you taint-licking-sack-of-crap.
BACK-BACK-BACK-BACK ... and fall down a open manhole cover.
tie the game, robinson.
 yeah, it was obvious immediately that he got it all.
who's the former pitcher calling the game with berman?
terrible swing, project/donkey.
that was beyond awful, travis.
just terrible. shame on you.
You coming out to Cali anytime, Nostra?
good thing Ichiro! is out of the game.
good work, GI Joe.
 unfortunately, no. zero word on the drum company. i'll try again in Sept. i guess there's an outside chance i'll be there end of Sept/beg of Oct, but i don't have a good feeling about...
heading to NY tomorrow, to see the fam.
 Tokyo's awaiting your arrival too man! I met a J dude the other night who worked with Pearl(?) drum company for years, importing equipment and bringing bands over. Huge rock & jazz fan. Good drinking buddy.
Like General McAuliffe said to them Nazis outside of Bastogne, "Nuts!"
 Pearl is a big company. personally, i'm not a fan. i use their AX-20 adaptor, and that's it.
i really don't enjoy traveling (and abhor flying) and have been going non-stop. 2/3rd's of my "break" will have been eaten up from traveling, leaving me very little time to do the billions of things i've needed to do, for months...
that was close.
 Flying does get worse as we get older, doesn't it?
It's Tanner Scheppers in the game!
 I actually dropped a week or so ago, but I'm happy to share credit. Mick and Keith. (*J*)
 flying has *always* been bad for me. very very bad...
 did not know. haven't been around here too very much...
oh, and, fuck off word press.
what a giant pile of dogshit.
 Two words: business class.
 Great minds...
Hard to call that Gardner miss an error, but the Yankees would be batting one run down right now. Brett went a long way to get there.
Now, time for a little miracle down by three.
Very good match between Brazil & Uruguay so far ... end-to-end, exciting ... wish I could take the time off to go to Brazil for the WC next year ...
ugh. the beard with no mustache look is beyond awful. it's as bad as neck tattoos.
hear that JoNathan and Elvis???
that really sucked, Vern.
Good ol' reliable Nathan, fug.
2 deep flies for the Attorney General.
 I'm hearing the WC may not happen in Brazil..FIFA (lying, theiving scumbags that they are) are freaked out by the protests and poor facilities...
is the commentator Mark Mulder?
they usually say the names and show the faces. not a once since i've tuned in...
As i see it, Joba will not have a joba very shortly.
once again, fuck you joba.
 that would be wunnerful!
Well, that was a "Load of Bollocks", on so many levels ...
 Did you hear about the protests / riots down in Brazil during this year's Confederation's Cup?
Here's what "FIFA" had to say:
FIFA President Sepp Blatter has urged protesters not to "use football to make their demands heard."
 Hahahahaahahah! Of course, they should just be SO SO happy that FIFA strongarmed Brazil into building expensive useless stadiumns on the public teet!
FIFA makes the NCAA look like a society of school marms ...
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