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All of the Ups and Downs of the Carousel (That I Know So Well)


Derek Jeter goes back on the DL, David Adams called up, Brent Lillibridge cut, Andy Pettitte faces—ah, screw it: Alex Rodriguez is in the lineup tonight.

Brent Gardner CF
Alfonso Soriano DH
Robinson Cano 2B
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Vernon Wells 1B
Curtis Granderson LF
Ichiro Suzuki RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Chris Stewart C

Never mind the boo birds:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 6:29 pm

Can I have some bread to go with my circus?

2 w s sporter   ~  Aug 5, 2013 6:37 pm

"And, what's the use of wonderin' / If the endin' will be sad? / He's your feller and you love him / There's nothin' more to say."

. . . Yeah, right.

3 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 6:46 pm

Austin Jackson just made a leaping catch that saved a two run double at least, if not a three run dinger.

Ah, young players.

4 randym77   ~  Aug 5, 2013 6:51 pm

I always liked Ajax. I was sorry when he was traded. Even though I love Granderson, too.

5 Chris   ~  Aug 5, 2013 6:51 pm

So, how are you -11 in run diff and 4 games over 500. That's a lot of luck for a 110-game sample, yes?

6 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:15 pm


7 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:15 pm

Hmm, looked safe to me.

8 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:23 pm

Well of course he scores.

9 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:28 pm

That was close. A-Rod was going to have to hit a lead off 5 run homer.

10 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:30 pm

Some seriously bad luck for Andy here.

11 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:31 pm


12 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:31 pm

"I wish I was never a part of it," McGwire said. "Just get rid of it. If it's better to have bigger suspensions, then they're going to have to change it."

Mark McGwire, consummate ASSHOLE. Shut the fuck up you white-ass privileged fuck.

You are SO glad you "were a part of it." You lead the charge and blew the goddamn bugle.

13 randym77   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:35 pm

Not all that many boos.

14 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:36 pm

Why are they all saying "Booooooooourns?"

15 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:37 pm

Ha! A hit!

16 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:37 pm

A blooper!

17 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:38 pm

BTW, Andy Pettitte stinks.

18 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:44 pm


19 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:45 pm

This team sucks.

20 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:45 pm

F'ing gluten free team.

21 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:54 pm

I'm really close to giving up MLB. Just can't get with billion$ companies that go out of their way to attack their own workers. Someone call me when they go after Loria they way they have the players.

22 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:54 pm

Obviously A-Rod's fault.

23 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2013 7:57 pm

Why not just leave Alex and Andy to play and take the rest of the team out for a beer?

24 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:02 pm

Can someone tell me why Manny has not been suspended for a season or more? Because he has dread locks?

The whole system makes no sense. How could anyone take it seriously?

25 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:04 pm

A-Rod is now on "double-secret probation."

"Double secret, sir?"

"There's a little know clause in the collective..."

26 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:18 pm


27 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:23 pm


28 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:24 pm

Better luck next time, Andy.

29 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:26 pm

[24] Manny retired before he could be suspended when he played for Tampa in 2011 (he served a 50-game suspension in 2009 after failing a first drug test). Under the current CBA rules after both his A-B samples failed tests, he was facing a 100 game ban, so he dropped his appeal and retired. But at the end of the year, he filed for reinstatement, cut a deal with MLB and served a 50-game suspension while playing out of MLB jurisdiction. He's now with Texas' AAA team, but they don't plan on calling him up apparently.

Effectively, he's been banned from playing in the majors for the rest of his career unless another stupid GM or owner decides to give him an actual shot.

30 novayankeefan   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:26 pm

Why haven't they released the original 200 names who failed the first anonymous tests! Some individual with an agenda, released the names of A few, but not all! We should know all the names! It's only fair!
By the way this season has been disheartening!

31 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:27 pm

@ 1 1/2 hours after 1st pitch and it is the bottom of the 3rd. oi.

32 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:28 pm

With the way this season is going, this could be the last hurrah for Andy, Derek and Alex along with Mo.

I'm going to consider .500 to be a victory for the season.

33 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:34 pm

[30] That's why I'm not on the "hang 'em from the highest yardarm" bandwagon. MLB hasn't honored the confidentiality part of the JDA, so while I don't like PEDs, there's plenty of blame to go around.

34 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:34 pm

[32] Was thinking the same thing except for Alex. Something tells me he'll be the last one to know he's done.

35 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:36 pm

Hour & a half into the game and the visitor's clean up hitter is only at his second AB.

36 NYYfan22   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:39 pm

Fucking Quintana, man. That creep can roll...

37 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:43 pm

[29] Model citizen.

No matter what he did or the rules are, there is no accounting for A-Rod's penalty. It makes no sense at all. Somebody, please tell me the rule and the corresponding penalty. "Best interests"? Bullshit.

It's like getting life in prison for admitting that you speeded once or twice.

BTW, I am not saying, he didn't do anything wrong. Some of us smoked weed in college. Should we be behind bars now?

38 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:46 pm

[37] Even worse, they paid off the weed-dealer to bust you! It's all so absurd, and the media A-Rod hatred is disturbing.

39 randym77   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:48 pm

[34] I think Alex knows he's done.

Reportedly, when negotiating with MLB, he wanted a 100-game suspension, with a promise to retire when the suspension was over and not play again...but, to be paid the rest of his contract.

40 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:54 pm

[37] Geez, with that last paragraph I'd be on death row. Just glad the internet was a few egghead computers when I was in college and cameras needed film.

41 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2013 8:55 pm

[37] It's strange; both sides have directly implicatyed each other in doing dastardly things that they insist demand consideration in this whole issue, but not once has MLB shown any evidence that what they are implying is true and not once has Alex denied that he used whatever he purchased from Bosch. Could be a colossal ego-trip in both cases. Bottom line, baseball in general has already lost more than it can recover. It may not sink to hockey/MLS interest in this country, but it's without a doubt a distant third. Sadly, the other sports are probably dirtier than baseball in this regard, but they've managed the PR a whole lot better.

42 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2013 9:10 pm

[41] (Cricket, cricket...)

43 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 5, 2013 9:19 pm

[41] Actually, I believe baseball is very very healthy! Look at the stars who dominate the game now and the loyal fans who pack most stadiums. The game itself is the draw. Where would the NFL be without gambling?

44 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2013 9:23 pm

Wells' best 3 abs of the year tonight.

45 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2013 9:38 pm

[43] Stars who dominate? Who?

46 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2013 10:23 pm

Now that we have A-Rod back the offense is really kicking. They scored a run.

47 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 5, 2013 10:53 pm

[45] Sorry, [43] was poorly worded. I meant, MLB has some amazing stars like Cabrera, Trout, King Felix, Verlander, Puig, etc etc. The game itself is awesome, why they have this obsession with drugs is very odd to me.

48 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 5, 2013 11:09 pm

[47] Ah. Well that's simple, they (I'm guessing you mean the sports reporters and general population) are addicts to negativity and the media companies are the kingpins and pushers. The precedent was set long before any of the players you mentioned were born, much less playing.

I feel a sense of deja vu about our conversation now...

49 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 5, 2013 11:33 pm

[48] Did you say Deja Vu? Did you say Deja Vu? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qC3Iz-i7mK8

50 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 5, 2013 11:41 pm
51 The Mick536   ~  Aug 6, 2013 6:49 am

[43] Attendance down and dropping precipitously.

[41] What is this based on?

[37] Struggling to see the analogy.

Don't closely follow games or standings or stats anymore. Too long. Too many teams. Too many games. Too many stats.

Don't get Yankee games on tube. Stuck with Sox whom I deplore. Watch MLB, Baseball Tonight and read ESPN. And, I don't go to games and never will again. Got rid of all my memorabia, except for a Yankee hat, a Mr. Met hat and a Cubbies shirt.

Mark DeRosa still plays for someone.

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