Yanks and Sox in Boston.
Bring the ruckus. Or rumpus. Or whatever you want to call it.
Never mind the hostilities:
Let’s Go Yank-ees!
[Photo Via: BullDays]
This means I'll be watching NESN. But, uh... not Jerry Remy, I'm thinking. Ugh.
 Horrible situation all around.
Our Win Expectancy is 50.5%! Good job, Brett.
With that successful play, our WE drops to 48%.
I hate plays.
Hey, Krazy Karl just signed with the Pirates. MiL deal, but he could be back in the WS this year, with the Yankees at home.
Brett increases the WE to 52% with that stolen base! And Rob nudges it up to 53% with the walk...
Baseball is so much more dynamic when you watch Win Expectancy rather than score.
Good job Sori!
C'mon Alex ... hit one about 800 feet.
Yes! And booing while you are taking a picture is absurd.
Awful lot of Boooooourns there.
That was good. I like this Soriano kid.
 Kyle, right? Or who is Krazy Karl?
 Was only a sort of play, Nune5 looked to be bunting for a hit. Might even have been on his own.
 Scott Karl? ; ) I had to google that one.
Crap. Nothing you can do about that.
Ouch. Well stroked. Kind of.
 Yes, Kyle. Yeesh. I'm blaming A-Rod.
Well that's a pleasant frame from Andy.
Atta boy, Cashman! lol...
Well I'll be a sunuvabitch.
DO WE DARE BELIEVE???
I wonder if John Sterling just used the expression "Reynolds Rap".
Gee, you leave the room for a minute. . .
Dandy Andy, so far ...
Rob would have made that play.
Set up now...
They're saying Drew-urns!
Hit one ovah the Monstah, Soriano!
Brian Fucking Cashman.
Lovely, just lovely ...
Hey, this Alphonso kid is pretty good. Can we keep him?
I like how the Yankee runs just mirror the inning number on the scoreboard. That's aesthetically appealing.
It will be really appealing if they keep it up for a few more innings. I'm not expecting a 45 run game, but maybe they can do it through the sixth, then call off the dogs.
Wow. Great catch, Robbie.
Robbie's just the best at going back for pop-flys.
This is one of those happy games.
Snozzberry completely whiffed on the ball. Ha.
Rob's been on base twice with no hits. Time to fix that.
 I'd rather have Brett.
But Jacoby will earn $50,000,000 more than Brett, I'm guessing.
Oh, they don't keep going up to nine. They have to start at one again. So, probably 18 runs this game.
Via hardballtalk, Chad Curtis convicted of sexual assault today.
That was sort of a comedy of errors there
 It's only Nuñe5.
You missed fun.
when checking the box score, it's nice to see how well Sori is doing with us, but in this day with interleague all the time, it's just silly to not include his full stats for the year...
Ah, too bad.
Andy could have had a K on the fourth pitch, too.
 i've been missing a lot of things. fun is definitely one of them...
 birthday boy!
There ya go.
Little harm done. Lost the shutout, but that run was unearned, right?
 Oh, sorry to hear that.
I believe you are a big Soriano guy, right? (Because he's a 40-40, if for no other reason.)
i'm so glad my name isn't "rubby". damn, that's worse than ass-dribble cabrera...
 thanks, me too : (
yeah, i've always been a big Sori fan - well before the 40-40! but, yeah, that was awesome. he's close to 300 SB's and has double digit steals this season. i think he's gonna go for it...and make it!
Sorry, Mr. Drew.
Nice to hear Kay defending A-Rod a bit. Are John Lackey and Johnny Gomes so clueless try don't realize they're playing with a Big Papi PED Ortiz? Baseball players really are lacking in the brains dept sometimes..
Did you guys read the Jared Remy story?
 Brains don't grow big when you're a mouth breather, the way Lackey is ...
 Yeah. Linked to it in .
Andy Pettitte, ladies and gentlemen!
 Holy shit.
 I don't like to jump to conclusions, but the photo linked in the story here http://www.baseballthinkfactory.org/newsstand/discussion/jerry_remys_son_pleads_not_guilty_to_murdering_girlfriend_held_without_bail/ makes me think he's a lifelong scumbag ...
Andy is cruising.
 yeah. unspeakable.
RI linked to it in . i read a different article earlier today...
 exactly. fat liar is in on this. so was kapler and manny and i'm sure others. hell, jared remy was caught up in it a few years ago, when he was working for the sawx.
Yeah, there's something badly wrong with Jared Remy. Twisted inside.
Cue the circus music.
 He also had many assault charges against him, and the restraining order against him just expired (from what I've heard, take with a dose of skepticism.) Roid rage?
Jerry seems like a decent guy on NESN broadcasts, two families forever changed.
 From over at BBTF: The three Remy kids have all been arrested in the last three years. Another son was arrested for groping a women and 3 weeks ago the daughter was arrested for breaking into an ex's place and kicking the arresting officer.
Brett and Chris, not good base running my friends.
 I've really never heard a bad thing about Jerry. Feel bad for him
Why is Chris Stewart in the major leagues? Little Leaguer knows to run there with zero outs.
That's just fucking terrible! Gardner is a horrible baserunner.
I missed that link in  until now. Holy crap.
Kay with the "modicum" drop!
(74) Well, with all three kids having been arrested at some point you look to the parenting..or lack there of.
 my mom loves that word.
 Jeebus! Sense of entitlement? Or just adults gone wild?
Meanwhile, Andy is making the Red Sox look like schlubs.
Man, if Andy turns dandy down the stretch, this team starts looking *really* good ...
 They look like that anyway. He's just holding a southpaw magnifying glass on them. : )
 He's shining the Golden light of the Gods upon them and revealing the stark contours of their schlubiness.
Rats. Hit it on the nose.
He smacked it. That's two outs for A-Rod that he drove hard.
The Remy clan should do a turn on Californication. How about that Andy Pettitte tonight? How about Fonzirella? How about Reynolds first Yankee AB? This a very enjoyable Friday night (before a long drive early tomorrow).
Curtis as PH-DH? Just hope this doesn't backfire and in some weird way Mo has to hit.
 From where to where?
Roundtrip tomorrow from Hastings in Westchester to Lake George. I'm on my lousy blackberry and can't see the entry numbers or spell check.
Jeez, Andy's only thrown 80 pitches.
 Ooooh, that is a long drive.
Monday I'm driving to Acadia, from Rhode Island. Six hours.
Goddamit Nune6! John Sterling was just saying the other day, "You never hear about Nuney's defense anymore." Bollocks!
Coure it leads to a run. Shithead.
Nice hustle Ortiz you fat fuck.
Oh, Nune5 ...
Oh yeah, Nuñe6, not Nuñe5.  loser.
Oh, good,  we losers like company.
Nune6. Nice throw by Fonz. No lead is enough in the Fens.
Andy's losing the snap, looks like.
One more out for us, amigo.
Damn good thinking, Fonzie!
  feh, I've got a 600 mile drive each way at Thanksgiving & Christmas.
Sit down Big Pedi!
Get outta this inning, Andy! One more!
Andy should not be facing Napoli..he's got to come out now.
I really think I might be a better defender than Eduardo Nunez.
Motherfucker! The tying run is going to be on base in this game.
RBJ- you win in the mileage contest. I'm only driving 430 miles tomorrow on some pretty roads, in the summer.
Andy in a bad Fenway flashback. He did ok, but had to come out. The Yanks will need more runs.
Win Expectancy is still 95%, so not exactly panic time.
No chance he was hit.
Yikes, are ugly beards mandatory on the Sawx? (Note: I often have an ugly beard)
Get back in the box, faker!
 Yes, because the beards are less ugly than what they cover.
Hmm.... Helluva lot closer than I thought at first.
Nice pitch! Beauty.
That was a foot outside. lol...
 Part of my drive is the western half of the PA turnpike. I hate I-95 less.
Ah, take your fucking hairy ass and hit the showers you schmuck.
With that pitch, the Yankee Win Expectancy jumped to 99%.
I didn't think Amish baseball players had a temper?
But yeah, that was a tough call. Then again, he'd already shown up the ump so he wasn't going to get any favors.
Oh, nope. 97%. I did that wrong.
Why cant anything ever just be easy in this ballpark?
 Jeez, he really does look Amish. I hadn't thought of that, but he looks like Mose Schrute.
So, I just realized I'm gonna see Ryno managed the Phillies in Chicago in two weeks.
Should be fun
No way..Sox 3B now, his real name is Brock Holt??
Rob makes that play in his sleep.
Ah, My Little Error.
A million angels just died thanks to Grittygritty pony.
It really looks like the Yankees are playing the Lancaster Barn Raisers tonight.
They're singing "Sweet Caroline". Can you tell on YES?
Anyone else getting that sinking feeling?
Yup on Sweet Caroline.
Yeah, that's a strike, My Little Whiner.
Oh, D-Rob wants to load the bases first, I get it.
Hmmm, not happy here.
Here it comes.
I wasn't worried. Not even a little.
Not the "it" I was expecting but I won't complain. Yes! DP!
Oh, hey, am I like 20 seconds ahead of the rest of you??
Hah! Alex returns the favor!
Nice play by Alex.
Safe at second, Yanks getting all the breaks tonight.
Come on, Sori, I wants a HR.
 Settle for an oppo-field single?
I'd say Alex got worse boos from Boston when he first went to the toilet bowl as a Yankee. imho.
Bite on that, Fenway fugs.
 Guess I have to. Don't want extree innings at this point.
Looking for the hook, I guess.
Good for you, Alex. Lovely.
How about a warning, Blue?
ICHIRO, just beautiful.
The ol' sky high swinging bunt trick.
What is that jerk chanting?
You know, two beers...
Joba's up? Is that to insure Mo gets a save?
Atta boy, Reynolds! You former Oriole scum.
This is almost Joba proof
And Mo sits down.
This is one of my favorite games this week. lol...
Let's all applaud again, let's all applaud again.
168) Here, here. Nothing sweeter than the subdued sounds of a full, and disappointed Fenway Park crowd.
They can play the zip code game!
Let's see what Joba's got.
At least it looks like Joba has the sense to not let a tattoo needle touch his pitching arm.
Christ, Joba. Put it on a tee for him.
That Nune6 really messed up Andy tongiht. He prolly would have made it throught that inning with no damage.
As long as he doesn't walk anyone and nobody homers, I count it as a Joba success.
It's a seven run lead fer crisake.
Take your jacket off again, Mo.
 Barring another Nunez error, its Manhattan
Arod of old makes that play.
I think kenny forgot that there wasn't a runner on first
 Oh, you are tempting the baseball gods. I'm sweating a Mo save.
There ya go.
Just keep them hitting and keep it in the park, good enough.
Wasn't Brock Holt Reba's ex?
The NESN crew would prefer it if Joba didn't take quite so long between pitches...
These balls are getting crushed.
Panning the dugout... That is really one ugly bunch of white men.
 I would prefer if he didn't make pitches period.
Jeez Blue, don't you have a date tonight?
Inexcusable. You just can't fucking walk anybody in that situation.
Well done, Joba. Well done.
In a few years there will have to be Joba rules to keep him alive, I fear.
Huff the Magic Dragon!
All-in-all a happy, if imperfect, evening.
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