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Contenders vs. Pretenders

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Gardner LF

Jeter SS

Ellsbury CF

Teixeira 1B

Beltran DH

McCann C

Headley 3B

Drew 2B

Prado RF

Never mind the band aids:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 4, 2014 4:35 pm

Hmmm. At the start of the season I'd have penciled in the first 6. The last 3, not so much.

2 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:10 pm

Pitching matchups:
Tonight
RHP Brandon McCarthy vs. RHP Max Scherzer

Tuesday
RHP Hiroki Kuroda vs. LHP David Price

Wednesday
LHP Chris Capuano vs. RHP Justin Verlander

Thursday
RHP Shane Greene vs.RHP Rick Porcello

Kuroda aside, looks like lambs to slaughter.

I'm not tooptimistic.

3 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:20 pm

[2] Can't predict baseball.

4 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:20 pm

Otoh, nice 1st inning for BMAC.

5 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:26 pm

Well, if we get Scherzer next year, he won't be able to keep his uniform number. That's Casey's.

6 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:29 pm

[5] Don't want him. He has control problems, obviously.

7 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:30 pm

That's just tonight

8 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:32 pm

[7] Well, you mean he used to be able to control his pitches, but now he can't.

9 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:37 pm

Somehow I think the former Cy Young winner will settle down, though I recall he hasn't done that well against the Yankees in the past.

10 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:40 pm

[9] Listen, everybody has to suck eventually.

No, I'm just kidding, I'd take Scherzer in a heartbeat.

11 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:42 pm

[10] Oh

12 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:47 pm

Hey, lookie here, the game is on in Canadia. Unfortunately, I tune in to see Tigers all over the bases.

13 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:47 pm

Still, you have to admit, he's no Brandon McCarthy.

14 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:48 pm

[12] Detroit is in Canada, right?

15 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:51 pm

YOUR 2014 CY YOUNG LOCK, BRANDON MCCARTHY!

16 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:52 pm

O'Neill getting overly dramatic, it's the 2nd inning...

17 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:52 pm

[14] it would be an act of war to give Detroit to Canada.

18 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:53 pm

[15] Yes!

19 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:53 pm

Houdini!

20 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:53 pm

He's unhittable. What a stud.

21 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:54 pm

[17] Oh, you aren't a big Scherzer fan either, huh?

What about Marshall Mathers?

22 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:54 pm

4 ks in the inning. Hope he gets through 5.

23 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:55 pm

Meant 3 ks

24 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:57 pm

[21] I do like Scherzer, was thinking about the city.
As for M.M., I'm not a fan of rap.

25 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 6:59 pm

[24] Eminem transcends the genre.
It's like Lyle Lovett.

26 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:08 pm

Wait, I just saw that Teixeira was scratched from the lineup because of light-headedness? Does he have the vapors?

27 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:10 pm

[26] He's pregnant.

Predictable.

28 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:11 pm

Walking Miggy isn't a bad thing.

29 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:12 pm

[26] Maybe low red blood count, or an allergy?

30 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:12 pm

rbj, with all sympathies; is everything back to normal with the water in Toledo and vacinity? That is some serious situation, different to what happened in WV months ago.

31 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:13 pm

[28] No, but it's preferable to walk him on four or five pitches.

Or three!

32 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:15 pm

[26] I thought the vapors was Victorian polite society's term for spontaneous female sexual excitement?

33 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:17 pm

[27] Well, that certainly is onemedical condition that can be predicted.

34 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:20 pm

[33] Are we being John and Suzyn? If so, which am I???

35 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:20 pm

Those were a couple of bad looking bunt attempts.

36 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:21 pm

[30] Thanks. It appears to be. Water restrictions lifted, the mayor even drank a glass of tap water on air. I'm going to wait a day though. Algae season isn't over yet. The thing is apparently a neurotoxin, but at 2 parts per billion will only cause vomiting and the runs.

37 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:22 pm

Base hit > bunt > failed bunt

38 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:22 pm

Yeah, Jetes!

Whoa, why did Ichiro hold up?

39 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:22 pm

It's the third inning. No bunting by a .300 hitter!

See, a hit is much better.

40 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:23 pm

Oh, come on. Holy shit. What a catch.

41 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:24 pm

How did he catch that?

42 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:24 pm
43 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:25 pm

[36] What happens when a whole metropolitan area gets the runs? ugh.

No joke, but a lot of chapped asses.

44 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:27 pm

Blargh.

Double Blargh.

45 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:27 pm

Okay, nice, I was going to be kind of depressed if we only got the one run out of that.

46 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:28 pm

[42] Hmmmmmmm.

47 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:28 pm

[43] there was a break out of it in Brazil a few years ago. 75 dialysis patients died.

McCann!

48 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:28 pm

McCAN!

Yay!

49 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:29 pm

Sherzer looks like the Cy Young winner? Shiny score truck. A ridiculous catch kept 3 more off the board.

50 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:29 pm

Hey guys, cut the "runs" chatter. I'm having a colonoscopy tomorrow,

51 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:30 pm

Jeez, Scherzer got kind of lucky that inning. I mean, lucky to have strong defense behind him.

52 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:30 pm

How did they score only two runs that inning? It sure felt like more.

53 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:30 pm

Grrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

That should have been more.

54 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:33 pm

Now a shut down inning has to happen.

55 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:34 pm

Is T. Hunter a HOFer?

56 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:39 pm

This McCarthy can question my patriotism anytime!

57 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:39 pm

[55] No.

And if he is, then Bernie Williams should be a dead lock.

58 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:39 pm

[55] I'd say no. For several years he was probably the best outfielder in baseball, but he just hasn't hit enough for the Hall.

He has about 50 WAR -- average HoF outfielders have about 70.

59 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:40 pm

[56] I ran with the other McCarthy politician a week or so ago, but I was thinking about that one too. I even have one joke prepared but it only works when he spins a stinker.

60 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:41 pm

Hey look, it's rich people flirting with ball players.

61 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:42 pm

[59] Are you now, or have you ever been a Red . . . Sox.

62 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:43 pm

[58] Thanks. It's just that for about 5 years there was no more exciting OFer in baseball. Robbing Bonds of a HR in the ASG was one of the greatest of all time. (Was it the ASG?)

63 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:46 pm

Whoa, I thought he was out at 2B there. Let's watch the replay. Yep, safe.

64 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:46 pm

[62] Yes, in '02.

65 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:49 pm

Shouldn't Gutsy be batting third at this point? Especially with Tex out of the lineup.

66 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:50 pm

Oh, come on, that is just ridiculous.

Why on earth didn't Prado score, for one thing?

67 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:50 pm

Brett?

68 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:50 pm

Well that was sub-optimal.

69 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:50 pm

Why didn't Prado go home on the rundown?

70 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:50 pm

Well that sucked.

71 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:51 pm

#RISPfail

72 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:51 pm

Somehow we've turned 4 very well hit balls into 1 run and 4 outs.

Meh.

73 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:52 pm

[69] Why didn't he go home from 2B on a groundball basehit with 2 outs?

74 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:54 pm

[73] Exactly. Or more precisely, why was he held?
Baffling.

75 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:57 pm

NunE5 lives!

76 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:57 pm

[73 74] on that hit, Prado would have been out by 15 feet. The ball was hit hard and fielded in shallow RF.

77 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:57 pm

Rough couple of innings for Prado.

78 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:58 pm

Prado would have been gunned downed by 30 feet. fwiw.

79 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:58 pm

[76] [78] He would have been out by 45 feet.

80 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 7:59 pm

That's why you should never slide feet first.

81 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:00 pm

[79] Actually, I thought he was out at 3B.

82 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:00 pm

What a horrible fucking error by Prado. Fucking Bollocks!

83 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:01 pm

Pradoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

84 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:01 pm

Sheeit. Lead must be protected here.

85 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:03 pm

Nice job by McCarthy. Miggy shivers me and everyone 's timbers.

86 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:11 pm

Scherzer getting squeezed, I like it.

87 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:12 pm

[86] I bet Bob Lemon used to get squeezed all the time, huh?

88 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:16 pm

GODDAMIT.

89 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:16 pm

It was low, Max.

90 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:16 pm

That GD 2nd baseman is killin' the Yanks!

91 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:16 pm

Ugh. McCan't

92 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:17 pm

Beltran never should have walked, and [87] Chuckle.

93 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:18 pm

THIS game feels spooked.

94 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:24 pm

Whew. Just foul.

95 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:24 pm

Phew!

96 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:25 pm

Time for the pen.

97 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:25 pm

Wow thems a lot of pitches from MCarthy

98 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:26 pm

Uh oh. Matt Thornton is throwing.

99 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:26 pm

Gas face!

100 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:27 pm

Great game thread here, Banterites. Ma&Pa Sterling, puns, colonoscopys, toxic water, HOFer comparisons, 'vapors'. Not sure what I can add!

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101 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:28 pm

Big hand for The Senator.

102 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:29 pm

Not second guessing Girardi there. Worth the try.

103 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:30 pm

Man, my cable is KILLING me tonight. Dropping my internet connection every 10 damn minutes.

104 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:32 pm

[100] you can jazz it up.

105 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:35 pm

9 to go.

106 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:36 pm

[100] bring Edo style?

107 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:38 pm

Who's tired of the "piece of hitting" cliche. Like it's tangible.

108 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:43 pm

Speaking of the HOF...

So I see Omar Vizquel is on the Tigers coaching staff. He was a known as a very good defensive SS in his day and had some pretty decent individual seasons, but generally he was a very poor hitter and overall was not truly a great player. He played forever and amassed 2800+ hits.

Has there ever been a less good player to get so close to 3000 hits?

Discuss.

109 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:43 pm

[107] You should give them a piece of your mind about it.

110 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:48 pm

[108] Longevity doesn't matter, otherwise Kaat would be in. And Damon is close to 2800 hits

111 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:49 pm

[100][104][107] I can jazz things up with CLICHES! Cause I always give 110%, take every blog comment one at a time and try not to do too much. This is a funny game but I just try to stay within myself and help our my BanterMates as best I can.

112 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:50 pm

[108] Oh, I misread and was thinking of the best player not to get 3000. That was easier.

Hmmmm. Harold Baines? But Vizquel was really bad at hitting.

113 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:50 pm

[108] no less good player, but you have to admire longevity.
[109] I can't afford to.

114 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:50 pm

[109] that reminds me of a phrase we used in the fifties and sixties. "Now she's a piece of ass."

115 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:51 pm

[108] Johnny Damon? How does Omar compare to Ozzie?

Scooter finally made it to the Hall. Not that he didn't deserve it, I mean, he lost time to war and I'm not saying a bad word about him but if we are going to compare shortstops. The rings help Scooter, but Paulie has five, should that be taken into account for him?

Andy has another season in the post season, with a better winning percentage than regular season so I can factor playoffs into the mix.

116 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:51 pm

[110] But wasn't Damon a better player than Vizquel, especially in his peak? Likewise one could point to Harold Baines, a fine hitter but not dominant. who played a long time but mostly at DH. Who was better, BAines or Vizquel?

117 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:53 pm

Fricken kid.
No wonder they traded A-Jax.

118 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:54 pm

[114] but that is tangible!

119 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:54 pm

[115] I looked up Ozzie---the Wizard was much better (87 OPS+, 76.5 Career WAR v. 82 OPS+, 45.3 WAR).

For Vizquel, much depends on his defense. He had a great reputation, but I always thought he was somewhat overrated with the glove.

120 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:54 pm

On the other hand, this Cabrera guy seems to be a weak hitter.

121 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:55 pm

Phew.

122 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:55 pm
123 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:57 pm

Miggy has been neutralized (in honor of cliche night).

124 Alex Belth   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:57 pm

They've defeated Miggy twice with a chance to tie it. Can't blow this game, fellas.

125 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 8:58 pm

Wait, I did point to Baines!
I think he was marginally worse than Vizquel. Damon was certainly much better.

A nice stat for this is WAA: wins above average, rather than above replacement. Damon had 19 for his career, Vizquel had 5. But Baines amassed a mere 1.6. He was basically an average player.

126 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:00 pm

Oh, Shawn Kelley. Hm, I was hoping for a second Warren inning. Any chance he starts the eighth?

127 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:00 pm

[125] But don't 'average' players who have 20 year careers deserve to be in the hall? Quite impressive to play MLB at that level for so long..I don't have a problem with compilers getting if the opposite cases like Koufax and Puckett get in..

128 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:01 pm

[125] Ahh, good stuff. I assume that being basically a career DH hurt Baines considerably, since his 121 OPS+ is pretty respectable.

129 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:04 pm

[127] Really? No, I don't think average players belong in the Hall! Definitely not. Of course, nobody suggested that Harold Baines should be in the Hall. He topped out at 6% of the vote.

[128] Right, he was just an average DH, is the point. It's true that an average DH is apt to be a very good hitter, but he's still just average at his position.

130 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:04 pm

[127] What about compilers who are relievers? Jesse Orosco, Mike Stanton and John Franco are the top three in appearances, and played in 24, 19, and 21 years. Or Lee Smith and John Franco, who compiled tons of career saves?

131 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:08 pm

That was a gift.

132 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:08 pm

I like Headley.

133 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:09 pm

OK, worst player to get 3000 or more hits? Biggio? Brock?

134 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:10 pm

Hey, nice job, Shawn!

Maybe he gets to pitch the ninth?

135 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:11 pm

[129][130] But someone who played at a consistent level in the majors for that long is not 'average'. Takes incredible skill and stamina to play that long, no?

Jessie Orosco in the HOF, yes!

136 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:14 pm

[134] In a save situation™?? That's just cooky talk.

137 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:16 pm

[133] Still thinking. They're all pretty damn good.
[135] We're only talking about average for a MLB player. I am aware that that's really good for a human being!

[136] But D-Rob isn't available, is he?

138 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:18 pm

[137] He's warming now.

139 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:18 pm

How about Robin Yount for Worst in the 3000 Club?

He was the worst hitter, I think. He did play a skill position, and if I recall correctly he was good at it -- I didn't see him much, but he had a good defensive reputation, right?

140 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:18 pm

[138] Okay, I feel better.

141 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:19 pm

Can this team at least make a try to get an insurance run?

142 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:19 pm

[139] Robin Yount was surely better than some of the old time guys in the 3000 club?

[137] I'm a 'big hall' 'it's a museum' guy. Put in more people. We all know who the top guys are anyways.

143 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:20 pm

[137] But Jazz is arguing, I think, that it is very hard for a MLB player to maintain being an average MLB player over the course of a very long career. It's really an extreme form of the graek peak v. longevity argument. I don't agree with him, but that's his point, I think.

144 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:21 pm

No Joba?

145 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:21 pm

Oh, Eddie Murray. He must be the worst 3000 hit player.

146 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:22 pm

[143] Yep! What guys like Baines, Biggio, Tommy John, Jim Kaat, etc did is quite amazing. Think about what it must take to play in the bigs for THAT long and never really show any decline.

147 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:22 pm

[139] He played two skill positions, SS and CF, and if I recall from my youth, he had a pretty good defensive reputation. He did benefit from coming up really really young, which allowed him to have a long career. Plus, he was Mr. Brewer, which bought him some goodwill, which may have let him play longer and get more hits.

148 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:22 pm

Okay, well, if someone could be an average MLB player for forty years, I'd be pretty impressed, how's that?

149 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:22 pm

[139] Are you checking to see if we are awake? Yount was an outstanding professional hitter who played short, then center field

150 coleman42   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:25 pm

[148] RI, you are totally goofy tonight!

151 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:25 pm

[148] hasn't "no tell Dotel" (cliche night) pitched 40 years?

152 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:25 pm

[149] But he was not nearly as good a hitter as the other 3000 guys. Agree? As I said, every member of that club is really good. We're just looking for the least good.

But I withdraw my Yount nomination in favor of Murray.

153 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:26 pm

[139] Lou Brock? Craig Biggio? But yeah, he's somewhere near the bottom ...

154 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:27 pm

[149] And he won an MVP at each position.

155 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:27 pm

[151] LaTroy Hawkins? He and Dotel in that Kent Tekulve club for sure.

156 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:28 pm

NAILED.

Two down...

157 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:29 pm

Put me down in the longevity is a HoF skill. At any point, there are 700 men who can play MLB baseball. To not be kicked out in favor of an average rookie who costs less means you are pretty good.

Being pretty good at the major league level for twenty years is special.

158 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:29 pm

[152] Eddie Murray, the all-time MLB record holder for career Sac Flies?!? : )

159 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:30 pm

Yount had a career OPS of .772. Not bad for a SS, but not in the same class as those other guys.

Oh, Lou Brock, hm. And Monkeypants even mentioned him in the question. Yeah, Brock was worse at hitting.

Brock might be our winner.

160 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:30 pm

OPS+:

Murray - 129
Ripken - 112
Brock - 109
Biggio - 112
Yount - 115

161 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:30 pm

What a satisfying ball game, and nice banter to go with it!

162 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:30 pm

NAILED, BABY!

ALABAMA HAMMA JAMMA! Yankees Win!

163 RIYank   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:31 pm

[158] He can go in the Hall of Productive Outs.

164 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:31 pm

woo hoo. Night all.

165 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:31 pm

That was a great win. This team pretending to contend?

166 monkeypants   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:32 pm

[163] He must have won at least three Most Valuable Playing it the Right Way awards.

167 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:32 pm

[163] Team player!

Time to head out into the frozen tundra of 39C Heat Hendex here (that's 102.2 for you guys). Great win & banter!

168 cult of basebaal   ~  Aug 4, 2014 9:34 pm

[167] That sounds horrible! Stay cool!

169 thelarmis   ~  Aug 4, 2014 10:19 pm

Wish I had been around tonight. The drums don't play themselves though...

170 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 4, 2014 10:39 pm
171 thelarmis   ~  Aug 5, 2014 12:26 am

[170] haha, very cool!

kinda like the cyborg stick that's on one of the robotic arms i got for my student!

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