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A Way Out West

L.A. Sunset

Masahiro Tanaka looks to get himself straight tonight in Anaheim. Yanks are on the west coast all week—3 in Orange County, followed by a 4-game series in Oakland.

Never mind the In-and-Out Burgers!

Let’s Go Yank-ees!


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1 rbj   ~  Jun 12, 2017 8:31 pm

Will miss the game threads til the weekend. Even unemployed I still try and get up early. Take the dogs to the park, then pound out cover letters.

Night all

2 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 8:50 pm

I never got the "In-N-Out" thing. It's just a plain, boring burger. My Orange County, Angel Fan relatives think In-N-Out is manna from heaven, and they drag me there every time I visit. Guess it's a SoCal thing.

Burger King is way better, IMHO.

BTW, we finally got Shake Shack in Japan. I like the SmokeShack.

3 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 9:28 pm

Uh, not good.

4 51cq24   ~  Jun 12, 2017 9:43 pm

i don't mind giving sanchez a breather from catching every once in a while, but i think it's ridiculous to use romine with tanaka. tanaka is going to have to get used to pitching to sanchez. also, it's very irritating that sanchez sits every time it looks like he's starting to heat up. can't we keep holliday at 1st at least until bird comes back? he's not that much worse than carter there, is he?

5 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 12, 2017 9:47 pm

[2] Shake Shack is the best out there that you don't make yourself. The SmokeShack is my go-to order. You can't beat it. Closest thing to them is almost anything that is made with Pat La Freida meats, but you have to cook it right.

We recently went to a diner on Rt. 9 in Fishkill that has some popularity among the celebrity and the proletariat alike; I tried what they called the Kobe Burger, which is basically supposed to be a burger made from the same type of steer that are raised in that part of Japan. I wouldn't know since I don't have a reference, but it wasn't special. They didn't charge much more for it, but I expected a lot with the rep, even from an imitation. It was good, but not Shake Shack good (PS: they opened one at the Cross County Mall in Yonkers, so I'm good for the year thank you!)

5 Guys used to be really good, but I think they expanded to quickly and the quality has suffered for it. Smashburger has a good concept, but lacks proper execution and is just too salty for my taste. My favorite non-chain burger place remains Paul's Da Burger Joint on 2nd Ave and East 7th St., followed by Croton Colonial Diner up in Croton-on-Hudson.

Never had an In-N-Out burger, heard lots about it, but I will wait and see. I remember Jack-In-The-Box being in the Mid-Hudson for a year or two; very distinct taste, but not something I miss. Burger King is trying to murder everyone with calories these days, so I've given up on them. Plus they don't flame broil anything in their stores anymore, it's freeze-dried and microwave. Completely inedible.

6 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 12, 2017 9:54 pm

[4] At this point it wouldn't matter if Tanaka pitched to Johnny Bench or Yogi in their prime; if he isn't getting life on the ball, he's the one that needs to take a breather. This start will say everything. I can't see though, how has he looked?

Btw, 32: Cincinnati Reds - Jeter Downs, SS. Monsignor Edward Pace HS
(Miami). I guess the Reds are really trying to catch lightning in a bottle, huh?

7 51cq24   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:04 pm

[6] exactly, there's absolutely no reason to think he'll be better with romine. not sure how he looks because i'm blacked out. listening to john and suzyn so i only get an impressionistic rendering of what's going on. but i also learned they think beach balls are okay here because it's close to the beach.

8 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:07 pm

I love me some Didi.

9 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:15 pm

[5] Wow. Lot's of food for thought (sorry). Maybe 5 Guys will come here. There is currently a burger boom in Japan. Clear evidence is the market has matured enough to allow for fast food (BK, McDs etc.), a host of gourmet shops (independent 15-20 buck burger joints with booze) and the "casual gourmet" such as Shake Shack.

Kobe beef is like Champagne or cognac, it can only come from a very specific kind of cow in a very specific region or it's not the shit. Most Kobe beef offerings outside Japan are not.

10 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:18 pm

[6] [7] I agree (despite the joking I was doing in previous threads), it's crazy to sit Sanchez with how hot he is. That's one thing I hate about GI Joe's managing.

11 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:31 pm

FUCK! You can't do that when a pitcher is struggling.

12 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:32 pm

Wtf, Austin? That is some bush league D.

13 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:33 pm

Whew. Romine must be nervous. As and Orange County boy he probably has lots of friends and family there tonight.

14 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:48 pm

Boo-Ya! DiDeeeee!

15 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:49 pm

Didi! Did! Didi!

16 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:51 pm

Didi! 3 hits, both ribbies. Now hitting .340

17 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:52 pm

Yeah, Yo soy Gary should most certainly be behind the dish...

18 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:57 pm

Wish we had Coney's insight on Tanaka tonight.

I guess most of yous guys are asleep. Where the hell are you, Jazz? You're not workin' are ya, ya bum ya?

19 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 10:59 pm

Beautiful. Thelarmis chimes in and magic happens.

20 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:08 pm

Yeah, I can't stand "Flash." Why the fuck is that his nickname anyway?

Also, hate Blake Parker. Worst delivery ever. It's like he's batting. Of course he has a beard and is good now...

21 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:10 pm

From Buckface to Scosciaface. Mo help me.

22 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:11 pm

go go gritner!

7th SB

23 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:12 pm

it has to hurt to swing that hard and miss

24 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:12 pm

NBA is done, time for some yakyu. Love the west coast games from over here in Japan!

[20] Odd name for such a dull guy (at least, dull on tv)

25 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:12 pm

[19] well, not that magical ;)

26 Boatzilla   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:15 pm

[20] Guys who are boring or super straight are often called Flash.

I gotta go to woik. Thanks guys. I hope the Score Truck gets through LAX Customs before the game's over.

27 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:15 pm

whew. nice frickin' catch, hicks!

28 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:19 pm

we selected a right-handed high school pitcher with the 2nd round 54th pick. doesn't seem like we did very well...

29 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:22 pm

whew. respect for hicks' arm.

let's get one more out here and keep the 1-run lead.

30 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:23 pm

ok, good!

79 pitches through 6. masa's ERA still over 6...

31 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:27 pm

nice piece of hitting for judge.

lotsa yankee fans out there. i love that! :)

32 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:28 pm

The Judge craze is a trip.

33 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:29 pm

damnit, simmons...

34 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:30 pm

C'mon, Chase! Make yerself useful.

35 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:31 pm

Hell yeah!

36 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:31 pm

wow. headley with a very helpful RBI.


37 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:34 pm

[31] Is Hank W at the game?

Angels a bit dull after all the basketball excitement earlier..maybe Scioscia will have a tantrum or something.

38 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:36 pm

it's a good thing sanchize isn't in this game... :/

39 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:38 pm

[37] no idea. i was thinking he would've put up the game thread. i guess it makes more sense if he puts of the game review post. we'll find out manana...

i had NO clue there was a basketball game. none at all :)

40 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:40 pm

oh, headley. you kinda suck.

41 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:41 pm

[39] You missed out! LeBron and Durant are all-time, ALL-TIME great athletes, a joy to watch as a neutral fan.

thelarmis, I reviewed a Taiko ensemble CD for a magazine recently. My comments: Taiko are big noisy drums, I like them. :)

42 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:46 pm

no reason to throw home, judge.

one run game again...

43 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:48 pm

that's it for tanaka.

44 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:49 pm

Why does it seem like CLippard has pitched in 60 games this year?

45 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:54 pm


god fucking damn it.

tie game

46 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:55 pm

i think this is his 29th game this season.

47 thelarmis   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:56 pm

stoopid headley error. bad judge decision on throwing home, when there was less than zero chance to get the very speedy runner. tanaka and clippard unable to finish off batters...

48 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 12, 2017 11:59 pm

[47] In 25 years we'll be on the porch watching the Yanks lose to an Angels team led by 85 year old Scioscia..it's infuriating.

49 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:02 am

we're not losing this game!

50 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:05 am

i really like Hicks! very nice swing.

please plate him. would be really cool if he stole 3rd. i love me steals of third!

51 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:07 am

i know judge really wants to atone for his throwing miscue. now's a really good time.

52 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:10 am


The stadium is going *nuts*!!!

He did it again. i wanna say i don't believe it, but i kinda do. wow.

53 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:10 am

really hating that homer of his that was stupidly ruled a triple.

54 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:12 am

angels stadium is loudly chanting: M-V-P, M-V-P, M-V-P!!!


55 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:12 am

438 feet, opposite field. #2322

56 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:13 am

[55] I missed it! NYY fans a plenty in Anaheim as usual.

57 51cq24   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:14 am

john sterling's home run calls for judge have grown to be a paragraph long

58 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:16 am

way to hustle, starlin. but, wtf are you swinging at? ugliest swings at the worst pitches. line drive to all you early snoozers! ;)

59 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:18 am

blue - you're blind.

60 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:19 am

4 singles + a walk for sir didi.

61 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:29 am

dellin coming in for the 4-out save.

62 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:32 am

loud out.

dellin to face the bottom of the order in the 9th.

63 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:49 am

i guess randy levine is an astronaut!

strikes out the side in the 9th. 18 pitches for 4 outs.

theeeeeeee YANKEES win!!!

64 Chyll Will   ~  Jun 13, 2017 5:47 am

I think Hank is based out of Oakland iirc; I'd expect him to chime in then.

65 RIYank   ~  Jun 13, 2017 9:20 am

Sorry to have missed this game thread! But like rbj I get up early these days.

[16] Three hits, both ribbies!

66 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Jun 13, 2017 12:42 pm

missed the thread too, watched till the 7th, went to bed. watching on my phone in FLA because no TV where I am stuck. sorta funny that the MLB.com feed kept losing the Yankees' announcers while the sound of the stadium kept coming thru. interesting way to watch. love reading this thread as a recap!

67 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 1:24 pm

RI - I should've used a semi-colon. I meant that Didi had 3 hits and was responsible for driving in the two runs we had on the board. But, of course you already knew that...

68 seamus   ~  Jun 13, 2017 4:07 pm

great job in the thread! I had to wake at 6am so fell asleep mid-game which I never intended to watch but struggled to fall asleep. Anyhow the thread was a joy to read after just having watched the finish.

The Judge does not disappoint. He simply rules. And I like the way he writes his opinions!

69 RIYank   ~  Jun 13, 2017 6:36 pm

Yes, but I like it when you explain things.

70 thelarmis   ~  Jun 13, 2017 7:16 pm

Jazz - looks like I missed a comment of yours. Sorry!

Ooh, I don't care about any sport other than beisbol. That said, I did enjoy watching Jordan and Kobe.

Cool on the taiko drums!

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