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It’s C.C.

Brett Gardner CF
Alfonso Soriano LF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Robinson Cano 2B
Vernon Wells DH
Curtis Granderson RF
Eduardo Nunez SS
Lyle Overbay 1B
Austin Romine C

Never mind the speeches:

Let’s Go Big Fella!

[Image Via: Belles d'amour]

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86 comments

1 Sliced Bread   ~  Aug 7, 2013 6:40 pm

whoa, that's very cool

2 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:07 pm

Was waiting for the right moment to use it, and what the hell, game thread is as good as any, right?

3 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:11 pm

It feels like a chore to watch the games these days.

4 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:13 pm

Hey, a watchamacallit!

5 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:16 pm

[4] A run?

6 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:20 pm

Sori!!!

Tonight will be a strong one for C.C.

7 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:21 pm

[6] I like your thinking!

8 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:25 pm

[5] That too. I was talking about hitting a ball over the fence.

9 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:27 pm

Nuney!

10 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:29 pm

[8] Oh, I know, I was just being more insulting to the team ...

11 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:29 pm

oof. Shit ab from Romine.

12 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:43 pm

[8] Isn't that called a "Hughes"?

13 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:44 pm

Jeez, this new 3B guy we got can hit. Small Sample Size, but I'm thinking he might just be a keeper.

14 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:47 pm

Cano needs of a day off or two.

15 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:48 pm

Man, I really hope Alex goes bugfucknuts the rest of the season ...

Vern!

16 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:48 pm

I'll take that.

17 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:50 pm

Alright, Curtis, SWEEP THE LEG!

18 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:50 pm

[12] That has possibilities. I like it.

19 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:53 pm

Meh.

20 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 7:59 pm

Umm, won't count anything before its time, but might be a turn around performance from CC ...

21 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:02 pm

A Hughsie!

22 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:02 pm

NUNEY GO BOOM!

23 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:02 pm

Atta boy, Nuney!

24 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:10 pm

Damn, a hit.

25 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:11 pm

Nice 3-6-3.

26 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:20 pm

And Miggy just went Hughes.

27 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:27 pm

Day-um, now a White Sox Hughes.

28 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:28 pm

[26] That is catchy. lol...

29 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:47 pm

"Donnie Veal" sounds like a Sopranos character.

30 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:56 pm

Ccruisin'.

31 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2013 8:57 pm

[29] Or maybe a dish in a Sopranos restaurant that you really don't want to know where the meat came from. They have a hot new chef I hear, named Hannibal Lecter or some such.

32 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:04 pm

[31] Oh, like Steak Diane...
I might have been influenced by Donnie Brasco.

33 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:05 pm

Robinson not really tearing it up on the eve of free agency. I blame Arod.

34 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:05 pm

Maybe some Cano-li for dessert.

35 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:10 pm

BTW Alex, really like the title image.

36 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:14 pm

Fucking bullshit.

37 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:14 pm

How quickly it goes bad.

38 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:14 pm

Ruh roh.

39 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:14 pm

Tough it out C.C.!

40 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:16 pm

Wow, Robbie.

41 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:16 pm

Very smart play by Rob.

42 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:16 pm

Ugh. C'mon Big Man!

43 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:19 pm

NICE.

44 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:19 pm

We'll take it. CC at eighty pitches, does he come out for the 8th?

45 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:19 pm

41) True, huge play by Robbie.

46 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:19 pm

Well, not great, but Fat Man still has the lead ...

47 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:20 pm

[46] Not so fat anymore. Could that be the issue?

48 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:25 pm

Okay, so now we need to score one of these guys. Or both.

49 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:26 pm

Just friggin' perfect.

50 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:27 pm

Goddam&^*&^(*

51 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:27 pm

Friggin Overbay, getting a little weary of him.

52 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:35 pm

CC has to be on a short leash.

53 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:38 pm

Really nice play by Cano...again.

54 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:42 pm

D Rob and Mo've got to get this one done.

55 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:44 pm

Siddown, Mr. Flowers!

56 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:45 pm

That last ball was the make up for the called strike.

57 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:49 pm

Yes!

58 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:49 pm

Hammered 'em.

59 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:50 pm

[56] I thought there were several of those, actually.

60 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:51 pm

It's funny how Flaherty describes the tension as "you get to having bad thoughts" when D-Rob was getting behind. You think he was a choir boy?

61 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 9:58 pm

Interesting. Rob not having a great day, but still getting the respect.

62 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:00 pm

Robbie is 4 for 24 on this road trip. What does he think this is? The playoffs?

63 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:02 pm

[60] Irish-Catholic friend of mine when a kid in Brooklyn told me the Nuns instructed them to sleep 'with the sheet pulled up to your neck, hands folded on top the blanket incase the "bad thoughts" came at night'..

64 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:02 pm

Christ, Vern, what the hell are you looking at??

65 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:05 pm

It comes down to this. All on Mo's shoulders to eek out one win in this series against arguably the worst team in baseball. A slim one run lead. Yankee Killa Konerko scheduled to come up second in the inning. It's a lot to ask.

66 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:07 pm

Nice. Konerko was the big one.

One more, baby.

67 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:09 pm

Oy.
Okay, now one more.

68 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:09 pm

Please.

69 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:09 pm

Shite!

70 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:10 pm

Uh oh. I think I italicized the Banter.

71 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:10 pm

Ah, fixed it.

72 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:10 pm

MOTHERFUCKER!

73 RIYank   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:10 pm

Fuck.

74 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:15 pm

Why should it be easy? The Yankees need to dig deep and win this one to avoid rock bottom.

75 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:33 pm

This game is taking years off my life.

76 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:34 pm

Now that Brett has failed to fucking bunt I bet he gets thrown out just for the sake of it.

77 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:38 pm

I think I'll turn this off, and hope for the best. Maybe we won Powerball?

Good night.

78 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:46 pm

Good throw would have had him. Rats.

79 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 10:54 pm

Ooh, baby. That was a blast from Robbie! : )

80 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 11:09 pm

1 for 16 with RISP tonight for the Yanks. Holy Crow! Oh for fuck's sake! Don't blow it again!

81 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2013 11:12 pm

Well that must be the absolute worst loss of the year. Holy Fucking Shit.

82 Mattpat11   ~  Aug 7, 2013 11:22 pm

Its hard to even get angry any more. The Yankees area bad baseball team. Its just a really lousy franchise on every level of the organization right now, from an owner who truly is an asshat, to a GM in the middle of a midlife crisis, to a farm system that can seemingly develop anyone into a middle reliever, to a scouting department that hasn't drafted a star since George H W Bush administration , to a field manager who would fucking put me in the lineup against Randy Johnson because righties hit lefties. CLEAN HOUSE.

83 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 7, 2013 11:24 pm

[82] I'm with you on everything except JoeyJoeJoe actually! His match-ups can be annoying but he's been a real calm presence through all the insanity this year. Steady Eddie managers are valuable. (Imagine Bobby V in his position this year!)

84 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 8, 2013 2:53 am

Wow..JOhnny Damon, so 2009 is tainted? Unlike those clean-living heroes on the 2004 Sox, right? Used to love you JD but you're dead to me know. Another PED-Mrs. Lovejoy comes out the woodwork.

85 The Mick536   ~  Aug 8, 2013 6:06 am

[83] Read his comments. He will rank up there with Casey, given a few years and more weak teams. He will one day say, "... can't anyone here play the game." Joe complained about boos in an away game. What's he gonna say when they boo his big star in the Bronx.

As for the meeting, how can anyone think they can motivate a team of sandlotters? They move another game closer to the inenviable position of being the worst team in Yankee history.

A-Rod's leaving the guy on third was inexecusable. What's his explanation? Probably that he needs more practice. He should stay in simulated games.

86 Chyll Will   ~  Aug 8, 2013 8:14 am

For what it's worth, I doubt anyone could do any better than what Joe has done with this crew. The renewed talk is that the Steinbrenners are selling the team in two-plus years and that's the main reason they want to keep costs down by trash-picking FAs and playing AAAA farmhands. Fact of the matter is they can't operate on another world with their same old business plan since everyone can do it now and have by signing their best young players through their peak years, plus they can't cherry-picki the best international free agents like they used to. If Cashman and company can't adapt to these changes (and so far with their decisions and prospects, they seem ill-prepared to do so) then they very well should take advantage of the impending austerity and change hands. Hopefully someone with a fresh mind and clear vision of the future, who doesn't consider the team simply a centerpiece of or jewel in their portfolio, will come in with rolled-up sleeves and rejuvenate a slacking organization. It may take a while, but if the farm can at least inspire hope like it did not too long ago, the fans might wait.

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