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Hollywood Double Feature


Brett Gardner CF
Derek Jeter SS
Robinson Cano 2B
Alfonso Soriano LF
Lyle Overbay 1B
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Jayson Nix 3B
Chris Stewart C
Andy Pettitte LHP

It’s Andy in L.A.

Never mind Alex Rodriguez vs. The World:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Via: It’s a Long Season]

Categories:  1: Featured  Game Thread  Yankees

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1 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2013 7:50 pm

Rumor via hardballtalk is that Frankie Brains (& everyone else, except One) is going to accept a 50+ game suspension.

2 Sliced Bread   ~  Jul 30, 2013 8:04 pm

For about three and a half years, I lived over the hill from Chavez Ravine in Silver Lake. I could see the lights of Dodger Stadium (along with a beautiful view of downtown L.A.) from my bedroom. When they had fireworks at the Stadium, they would burst at eye level in my driveway. I estimate I went to about 60 games there during my six years in Los Angeles, and to at least one game every time the Yanks were in Anaheim. The internet was just blossoming, and you could get the Yanks radio broadcasts, and an early version of Gameday, which was a lot more access than I had to the Yanks when I first moved west in '96,
Anyway, the Dodgers were my "away" team. I followed them, and in a quiet way, rooted for them -putting the 81 Series, and the rest of the history on the backburner.
I saw the Yanks play a preseason game at Dodger Stadium in 2000 or 2001. The weekend before the season started.
Anyway, there's no point to this rambling post. Just thinking about my time in Los Angeles, and the lasting bond I created with Dodger Stadium. It's a beautiful place to soak in a ballgame. The vistas are bright, wide, and memorable.
Go to Phillippes for a french dip sandwich if you're ever (sort of) in the neighborhood.

3 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 8:31 pm

[2] i've always loved Dodger Stadium but Ry Cooder's album about how it was built really ruined the dream for me.

4 Jon Weisman   ~  Jul 30, 2013 8:36 pm

Here's to a good series, gents. And may my team win!

5 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 30, 2013 8:46 pm

I have a great childhood memory of going to Chavez with my old man. I wanted to take him again, a few years, back but my Lake Forest sister recommended against it, suggesting that it's too dangerous anymore, so we opted for the Angels instead.

I had a bad experience taking Dad to the previous Yankee Stadium. Nothing really happened, just the vibe was very scary....all the drunk, neanderthals...posturing.

It actually is frighting to be in that kind of a setting, when you are with and 80+ old man who is unsteady on his feet.

6 Jon Weisman   ~  Jul 30, 2013 8:57 pm

Check out the pic of Mariano and Vin today:

7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:03 pm

[6] Amazing!

8 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:09 pm

[4] Awfully sporting of you, Weisman.

And great picture!

9 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:11 pm

(But by mistake you wrote that the game starts at 7:10 PM. I mean, that's not even close.)

10 Jon Weisman   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:15 pm

[9] Ha - it stays light late out here, huh?

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:22 pm

Help! My MLB Gameday is automatically givnig me YES instead of Scully..

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:23 pm

Puig...that had a phat sound on contact.

13 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:25 pm

[11] There's a CHANGE BROADCASTS button on top of the control bar.

14 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:28 pm

... but I can't find a CHANGE OUTCOMES button.

15 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:28 pm

[13] No button that says that but I found the small TV screen icon and changed it. RIYank, you are the Prof. Higgins to my Eliza Doolittle. Arigato!

16 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:34 pm

Lyle hits it a mile!

17 Jon Weisman   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:37 pm

[14] I think you did.

18 RIYank   ~  Jul 30, 2013 9:37 pm

[15] Oh, weird. Maybe I have a newer version of the stupid proprietary defective video player? I have the icon and also a CHANGE BROADCASTS button.
Anyway, by George, I really did it, I did it, I did it!

19 YankInEugene   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:12 pm

Watching the game on mlbtv. What a pleasure to listen to not only one of the finest broadcasters of all time, but the real joy for me is that he does it solo. A great relief from the normal chatter.

20 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:20 pm

[15] I was watching on NHK, Jazz. They have the YES team. Will switch to the PC soon.

Great throw by Ichiro!

21 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:32 pm

[2] A beautiful stadium, and now the third oldest after Wrigley and Fenway. Always stop at Phillippes (where they claim the invention of the French Dip) before the game to bring in a sandwich, if there was time. I lived in the LA '78-85, '89-92 and '96-'98. Hated the Garvey-Sciosia-Cey Dodgers, but always liked Dusty and Fernando. Really couldn't stand Lasorda, and we all rooted for Howe who pitched his best while snorting.

22 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:34 pm

And, how spoiled we were having Chick Hearn call show time Lakers and Vin with the Dodgers.

23 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:46 pm

[5] I took my 84 year old mother to see the Christmas Tree at Rock Center...big mistake. Likewise, a very frightening experience.

24 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:53 pm

hey folks!

25 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:54 pm

i love late nite west coast games. really wish i could watch it. heard john & suzyn a tiny bit in the car coming home from work, but can't get that station on the radio in the house...

26 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 10:58 pm

[19] Odd but Scully was on the radio feed via mlb.com but then these two idiots cam on in the 4th inning. Long, excruciating verbal fellatio of Derek Jeter's off-field persona, very little baseball talk.

[25] thelarmis! Art Blakey on the show last week, you would of loved it. But why aren't you watching, you don't the have mlb.com package?

27 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2013 11:00 pm

nope, no mlb package or anything of the sort. i'm so rarely around during game times, that it's not really worth it for me...

28 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 11:02 pm

[27] But that's the beauty of the package. I often miss games as they are on in the morning here. I can get home and cue up from whatever inning I like, also check the highlights of some of my fave players like Papelbon, Pierzynski and Fernando Rodney. You should get it!

29 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2013 11:05 pm

i already have enough distractions keeping me from my work and personal life! i really enjoy listening to braves games on the radio.

30 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 30, 2013 11:06 pm

[29] Braves..Schmaves...
I'm married with wee ones, what's a personal life? :)
Catch you offline for some music updates!

31 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 30, 2013 11:40 pm

I do not foresee a happy ending to this game.

32 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2013 11:44 pm

...for Mr. Weisman! ; )

33 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2013 11:58 pm

and there it is.

[31] good call.

34 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 31, 2013 12:59 am

[23] I hear ya, very pregnant wife for Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade. She felt sick and we had to work out way out. People were absolutely vicious.

35 BobbyB   ~  Jul 31, 2013 9:09 am

Yankee offense? Yawn.

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