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A Way Out West


Yanks out in suburban Southern California for the next three days to play the Angels.

Brett Gardner CF

Chris Young LF

Alex Rodriguez DH

Mark Teixeira 1B

Carlos Beltran RF

Chase Headley 3B

Jose Pirela 2B

John Ryan Murphy C

Didi Gregorius SS

It’s our man C.C. Really hope he pitches well tonight.

Never mind the In-and-Out Burgers:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

[Photo Credit: Stephen Shore via This Isn’t Happiness]

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:04 pm

I've never been to Anaheim/southern California but the Big A looks really like it's in the middle of nowhere. Stadiums surrounded by parking lots should be banned permanently..

2 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:14 pm

Man, Sciosia has aged!

3 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:26 pm

Are we already going to lose this game?

4 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:28 pm

[3] Yep. Lucky on that call to Trout, Pujols didn't waste any time.

'Beltran a little trouble in the corner..' THERE'S a surprise. :(

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:45 pm

Man, Brett!

Nice catch!

6 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:54 pm

Fuck. Nice catch, asshole.

7 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:55 pm

Trout is so damn good.

8 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:57 pm

Nice job, Alex!

9 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:57 pm

Head down, just hit it hard.

Nice hitting.

10 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 9:57 pm

Still amazed how good A-Rod has been this year.

11 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:01 pm

Man, we caught a break there.

12 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:01 pm

Same pitch. That time strike three.

13 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:04 pm

Wtf was that, CC?

14 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:15 pm

I can't fault CC for giving up a run scoring hit to Pujols, or a solo shot to Trout. It's just his inevitable tiring and the potential big inning to come.

How do we solve a $25M problem like CC?

15 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:17 pm

These fuckers are playing some good defense.

16 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:22 pm

i played a big festival in Anaheim 4 summers ago. bob dylan was on it! different stage than i played, but still...

i'm actually watching this game in NY! i'm not at the Rush concert - my brother and oldest nephew are - but am at my folks' house : )

17 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:32 pm

really wish brett stole third. i know wilson's a lefty, but he's always throwing slow curves. righty at the plate.

trout made a pretty freaking great catch. had brett been on 3rd, we'd be tied...

18 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:41 pm

[16] welcome back home! Being an elite drummer, I understand your support of Rush. I just never got that band. A little pretentious maybe.

19 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:43 pm

Beltran in the field...

20 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:47 pm

[18] thanks! yeah, i hear ya. for me, they're a life altering band of unmatched influence. it's not just neil's playing. in fact, it's that he writes the lyrics that's so inspirational to me. the songwriting and performance is simply beyond. geddy lee - a fellow tribesmember and baseball fanatic! - is an absolute god. i do get that his voice is not for everyone : )

21 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:48 pm

[19] pretty nice catch! now, let's hope he does something good at the dish...

22 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:48 pm

base hit, beli!

23 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:50 pm

jesus, trout. talk about range.

24 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:50 pm

So Steve Trout is beating the Yankees tonight.

25 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:57 pm

[20] Oooh...there's one we'll agree to disagree on, thelarmis! I liked RUSH a bit in high school but then got tired of them..and if I remember correctly isn't Neil Peart some kind of Ayn Randian?

Singleton with the Curb Your Enthusiasm shout-out, nice.

26 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 10:57 pm

[20] I wore out Moving Pictures. 2112 was the downtime soundtrack for my H.S. marching band. But I stopped listening after Signals.

27 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:01 pm

There's spot running during the breaks on MLB.com that shows fans being sprayed by colored powder. It's for the All-Star game. BAD timing. Fire the media team and get that shit off, man.

28 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:04 pm

[26] Break time behind the school with Rush and that popular 1970s herbal remedy..the good ole days?

29 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:05 pm

[20] must be generational. I'm a little older. Beatles, Stones, Miles, Joni, Dylan, The Band, Stevie, Talking Heads, Petty, Smokey, EW&F, PFunk, Elton, Willie, Prince and so much more, were my inspiration; but I'm not a player.

Please no offense, but I always felt that Rush were Pink Floyd derivative. But a Tom Sawyer song is appreciated.

30 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:06 pm

[25] i know, buddy! yeah, neil is - or, was - into ayn rand. for me, it's not so much the lyrics themselves, as it is the fact that the drummer writes the words. i became a lyricist at age 10, when i began playing the drum kit, because of neil's involvement in the writing process. it's something i still take very seriously.

2112 rules. i used to rush home - pun not initially intended! - from school to listen to the vinyl. moving pictures is pretty perfect; especially, side 1. signals was good, but very synth heavy; not one of my faves. grace under pressure came after that and that's when WNEW was playing it non-stop and i was about 10 years old and starting the drumset. so, i was getting into them then and working backward. going forward, they put out a few more great records - power windows and presto, in the studio. hold your fire was half-good then, and mostly good now. it's aged well. the live record 'a show of hands' was - and is - unbelievable.

i didn't love roll your bones, though it is a fine album. for me, it went down hill for there for about 15 years. snakes & arrows is unreal. what a great album! nowadays, it's mostly just live stuff...

i didn't adore clockwork angels like most. and, of course, we haven't spoken about the other '70s material, through 1980's permanent waves.

what a legendary group!!! sooooooo important to the shape of music history.

31 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:07 pm

[29] Nice list!

For me Pink Floyd >>>>>>>> Rush, though of course Nick Mason was not much of a drummer..

C'mon Yanks, Gett this Gott.

32 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:08 pm

[30] Always happy to see a WNEW reference :)

33 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:13 pm

[29] we'll have to disagree here! as someone with 2 degrees in Classical music, i always cringe at the 'generational' difference in music. i love music from hundreds of years before any of us were on the planet!

i also love a lot of the bands you mentioned and have pretty complete catalogs by Miles, Dylan, and The Beatles. as far as lyrics go, dylan's words are a MUCH bigger influence on me than neil peart's.

plus, my nephew is waaaaay younger than me and a HUGE rush fan having the time of his life at the concert tonight.

ooh, i hate pink floyd. never heard a single note of rush that ever reminded me of them...

i also love tons of music that's not technically difficult to play.

and, of course, no offense taken! : )

34 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:14 pm

[31] Pink Floyd is transcendent.

35 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:15 pm

And CC sucks anymore.

36 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:15 pm

[31] nick mason is a self-admitted *awful* drummer that got super lucky!

there are a handful of floyd tunes that i've somewhat liked okay. i've kinda tried to get into them a coupla times, but i pretty much can't stand them. there's not a single floyd disc in my massive music collection... and, of course, for me, i would never think of or mention them in the same sentence. as Rush. : )

37 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:15 pm

[33] When/If you come to Japan I'll take you to the Atom Heart Mother bar in Shinjuku, Floyd all night!

38 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:18 pm

[29] for freelance gigs, i much prefer to perform in the vein of: stevie, smokey, ewf, prince, p-funk, et al.

for composing original music, i much prefer music like Rush. and, i guess whilst we're on the topic - R.I.P Chris Squire. brilliant bass player, composer, singer, founder of prog rock kings, Yes.

check out Soundchaser from 1974's Relayer album.

39 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:19 pm

[33] I agree. It's fruitless to compare groups or even genres. Reminds me of the Onion T-shirt, "Your Favorite Band Sucks."

40 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:20 pm

1 run of C.J. Wilson is pretty pathetic.

CC hasn't been consistent or great. the 4 runs are a bit much, but the 8 innings is pretty good. our offense is sleeping.

41 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:21 pm

[39] True. Though we can all sincerely agree that Celine Dion is the spawn of Satan and should be exiled to Branston, MO forever.

This game looks done..time to get back to ACME,Inc for some work.

42 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:21 pm

[38] Yes. YES. Been listening to them a lot lately.

43 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:23 pm

[37] ugh. never in a million lifetimes would i subject myself to a night of pink floyd. ever.

[39] that's a great shirt! reminds me of a funny t-shirt i recently saw: "also available in sober" : )

44 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:24 pm

MLB oughtta stop play, review that strike 3 call, and send that umpire to the independent league. talk about horseshit.

45 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:24 pm

[43] I'll drop you to the Dokken bar http://www12.ocn.ne.jp/~dokken/top_j.htm

46 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:25 pm

[41] i quite like Satan! excellent NWOBHM (new wave of british heavy metal). their comeback album a few years ago is fantastic! \m/

47 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:25 pm

[45] yes, please! Rockin' with Dokken! yeah, you've mentioned that place to me before : )

48 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:26 pm

[33] Point taken about the cringe, I agree with you about music that can span a millennia. I dig Gregorian chants...

This is about all we can expect from CC. It was good enough to win. The Yankees had CJ on the ropes, and between Trout's defense and the non-timely hit, they couldn't put him away.

That HP ump is as bad as I've ever seen on HD TV.

49 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:26 pm

[42] yeah, i listened on the whole plane ride today. there's a new massive live box set that is supposed to be terrific. i plan on picking up the 2cd compilation version of it.

50 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:30 pm

[41] Branson! I love it!

51 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:30 pm

[47] I found this place near my new home in Yokohama http://rockbar-sid.com/
Strangely called Rock Bar SID though it's an 80s rock bar. LOT of denim in that joint, tons of posters, everything from old Deep Purple through to RATT, Iron Maiden and even Jaco for some reason. Oh, and outside the joint is a life-size wax figure of Lemmy from Motorhead.

52 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:36 pm

"I've seen all good people turn their heads each day so satisfied I'm on my way"

RIP Chris Squire. I've met him, he could be challenging...

53 kenboyer made me cry   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:39 pm

Friggin Trout now just showing off to the friends and family in Jersey.

54 thelarmis   ~  Jun 29, 2015 11:49 pm

[52] i've heard that about chris...

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