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The Yankees might have a shameful history of racism but turns out I was presumptuous in calling them horseshit for inviting President Trump to throw out the first pitch at a game in August. Turns out, according to this New York Times report, that Trump made it up. The Yanks weren’t in on it at all. A sliver of inconsequential good news in this otherwise cockamamie time.

Now, back to our regularly scheduled program.

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1 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 28, 2020 8:06 am

I remember an Italian friend once telling me that having Berlusconi as the PM of the country was a daily circus of corruption, sexism and stupidity. Just imagine what may come in a second term!

2 Shaun P.   ~  Jul 28, 2020 8:54 am

[1] Please dear God no.

[0] I don't know that I would give the Yankees too much of a pass here, AB, or be too hard on yourself. The article says that Trump has an open invite from Randy Levine to throw out the first pitch at a Yankees game. So I think it's still fair to call the team out for that. The only part Trump made up was the date - and the reason why is so clear. What a pompous fool he is.

3 mhoward120   ~  Jul 28, 2020 9:51 am

If someone could slip an improvised IED into a baseball, I wouldn’t mind handing it to Trump to “throw” it out.

4 Evil Empire   ~  Jul 28, 2020 11:22 am

FWIW -- I tweeted at the Yankees to please NOT to allow him to throw out the first pitch. My thought was that thousands would do likewise.

5 rbj   ~  Jul 28, 2020 7:01 pm

So game tomorrow vs. the Orioles? Maybe Gleyber can break Jon Thorne again.

6 Chyll Will   ~  Jul 29, 2020 1:33 pm

[2] Exactly. That Levine had even expressed a willingness to offer that (and not inform the rest of the team) is a black mark on the organization itself and should be called into question among fans if nobody else. I was wrong about the situation too, but I don't give Levine (nor Mo) a pass.

And yes, the rest of the things mentioned are still valid and can be addressed directly by the team if they actually want to; this stupidity by Levine seems to invalidate their recent actions.

7 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 6:37 pm

LeMachine! Lead off homers are always appreciated.

8 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 6:38 pm

CI!

9 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 6:45 pm

And again.

10 mhoward120   ~  Jul 29, 2020 7:27 pm

Like him or not, it seems as if Kay is having a really difficult time tonite with what must be a delay between his monitor and the Yes broadcast.

11 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 7:29 pm

Hicks!

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Jul 29, 2020 8:21 pm

Just looked into the game, those poor O's..

Is Gary The Kraken going to just be a K machine the rest of his career? I love him but..thought he would hit better.

13 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 8:22 pm

Nice hitting, DJ

14 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 8:24 pm

Judge got greedy.

15 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 8:29 pm

Os announcers thought that was going to be a homer. Ha.

16 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 8:58 pm

Yup, it was a mistake to send Cole out for the seventh. Good thing it was a sizable lead.

17 rbj   ~  Jul 29, 2020 9:16 pm

Rats I can only get the Orioles feed. On my parents tv, not on my iPhone despite having mlb.tv

18 Evil Empire   ~  Jul 30, 2020 8:35 am

Good win last night. My wife and I listened on the radio while we were cooking and eating dinner. Rickie Ricardo was an interesting change of pace on the radio in place of Sterling (I'm not sure why he wasn't there). Sometimes I thought it was Sterling, but Rickie doesn't use the same home run calls.

19 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 9:03 am

[18] No Ma and Pa for road games is what I've heard. Given their ages it isn't safe for them to travel. Especially Sterling.

20 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 6:11 pm

Ruh roh, just got back from walking the terrorists, is Gleyber hurt? Ok, staying in the game.

21 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 6:20 pm

Luuuuuke! Grand salami time.

22 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 30, 2020 6:26 pm

Well, that was adroit.

23 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 6:28 pm

Nerts

24 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 6:47 pm

Boo, Happ

25 mhoward120   ~  Jul 30, 2020 6:48 pm

Happ really does suck.

26 Boatzilla   ~  Jul 30, 2020 6:49 pm

Well, that was hapless.

27 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 7:18 pm

Quit hitting our players.

28 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2020 7:25 pm

I’m just getting done eating. Sterling is under the weather, but it’s not covid. Why isn’t Ryan Rukes calling the game?

29 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 7:41 pm

I didn’t realize Gleyber is out. I hope it’s just precautionary. I only get the Orioles feed.

30 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2020 7:58 pm

Gleyber’s elbow better be ok

31 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2020 7:59 pm

He got hit and it hurt. Just read a blurb at MLB

32 rob_smith_51   ~  Jul 30, 2020 8:00 pm

Any idea how the rain looks?

33 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 8:03 pm

It’s an official game. Call it rather than have the players hang out in the clubhouse. Not safe.

34 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2020 8:04 pm

Rain delay. Official game. They better call it quick. Not safe to keep them all in the clubhouse for hours, like last week...

35 thelarmis   ~  Jul 30, 2020 8:04 pm

Great minds drink alike, rbj! Cheers

36 rbj   ~  Jul 30, 2020 8:09 pm

Cheers, thelarmis

37 OldYankeesFan   ~  Jul 30, 2020 10:27 pm

Holy shite!

38 rob_smith_51   ~  Jul 30, 2020 11:08 pm

Wow! Blow a 5 run lead, only to come back in the top of the ninth to win it. Let's go Yankees!

39 Evil Empire   ~  Jul 31, 2020 9:26 am

What a great win last night. We were listening on the radio when Judge had a 3-1 count and I told my wife that I'd be happy if he just walked. Then boom. I like Ricardo, but I missed not hearing Sterling call it.

40 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2020 6:32 pm

Boston delenda est

41 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2020 6:33 pm

Out

42 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 31, 2020 6:57 pm

Pillar is such a douche.

43 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2020 7:00 pm

All rise

44 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2020 7:21 pm

Phew

45 mhoward120   ~  Jul 31, 2020 7:22 pm

I absolutely hate hate HATE that Nike swoosh on all the uniforms.

46 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2020 7:44 pm

Didn’t lay a glove on him

47 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2020 8:02 pm

Nice outing for Monty.

48 Ara Just Fair   ~  Jul 31, 2020 8:55 pm

Dag, Brett. Kablammmmo!

49 rbj   ~  Jul 31, 2020 9:07 pm

Dammit, missed Brett’s homer, trying to help my mom with her iPad set up.

50 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 9:25 am

Looks like the season is toast. Or it should be. Of course, MLB.com is acting like everything is fine and dandy.

51 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:10 pm

One third to the games canceled today. Only one due to rain.

52 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:20 pm

Tanaka San looks good tonight

53 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:24 pm

4th straight!

54 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:24 pm

ALL RIse!! 4 games in a row!!!!!

55 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:31 pm

Great start. I'm satisfied already.

56 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:46 pm

Gio slam!

57 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:46 pm

OMG Gio!!!!!’

58 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:47 pm

One happy fella!

59 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 6:52 pm

Nice to see Gary going the other way to get out of a slump.

60 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:05 pm

Sloppy.

61 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:05 pm

Dammit

62 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:05 pm

That looked like March 15 baseball

63 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:08 pm

Quick hook, unless Tanaka is on a pitch count.

64 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:20 pm

[63] Maybe a head count.

65 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:35 pm

Ha! Gio knows when you’re asleep

66 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:36 pm

Gio does it ALL!

67 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 7:56 pm

Nick Nelson's new nickname. "The Admiral."

68 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 1, 2020 8:16 pm

1st play I've seen tonight. Gio = sick d.

69 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 8:16 pm

Gio with the defense.

70 rob_smith_51   ~  Aug 1, 2020 8:26 pm

Why do I see people in the stands?

71 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 8:32 pm

[70] Fox is superimposing old film on the broadcast. There are also players social distancing, such as starting pitchers not in the game.

72 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 1, 2020 8:37 pm

Is there really a need for a 7th inning stretch if there are no fans?
Ah, commercials.

73 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 8:52 pm

At least they got the lead runner.

74 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 9:10 pm

One down

75 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 9:11 pm

Two

76 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 9:17 pm

Three! Night all.

77 rbj   ~  Aug 1, 2020 9:23 pm

Congratulation on Admiral Nelson’s first big league appearance and win.

78 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:03 pm

Looking for a

79 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:04 pm

Sweep

80 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:10 pm

I wanna sweep.

81 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:11 pm

Too bad listening to Arod

82 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:16 pm

Hicks looked a little wall shy on that one

83 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:17 pm

Of course.

84 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:17 pm

Happ remains in early season form.

85 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:18 pm

So will Pax make it out of the first today?

86 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:21 pm

Paxton! Whoops.

87 mhoward120   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:23 pm

Paxton looks less like Big Maple and more like “maple syrple” (sic)

88 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:36 pm

Grrrr.

89 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:36 pm

Fail.

90 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:52 pm

Why doesn’t ESPN announcers know it’s Gio and not Giovani?

91 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:58 pm

Five straight!

92 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 6:58 pm

All rise!!!

93 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 7:04 pm

Sigh.

94 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 7:08 pm

Oh come on.

95 mhoward120   ~  Aug 2, 2020 7:09 pm

If only Sonny Gray had the cojones to handle the Bronx.

96 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 7:26 pm

Tied up!

97 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 7:52 pm

Crud, untied

98 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 8:03 pm

Yay, retired

99 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 8:41 pm

Rats. Had to walk the terrorists. Missed that.

100 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:11 pm

Hell yeah!

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101 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:11 pm

Lemachine ties it up!

102 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:12 pm

Oh, a run scoring single, that’s different

103 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:12 pm

Hot damn. Judge! Kaboooooom!

104 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:13 pm

Hot damn. Judge! Kaboooooom! #2

105 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:13 pm

From the sound of the bat.All rise again!

106 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:13 pm

Judge yet again!

107 yankintexas   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:17 pm

So nice to see him pulling balls again.

108 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:22 pm

Cheers, y'all!

109 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:23 pm

Sweep! Nite folks

110 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:23 pm

My goodness Judge, 468ft??! Wonder if he and Giancarlo are competing to see who can reach 500ft first..

111 rbj   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:24 pm

Sweep. And Judge has to be an early favorite for MVP.

112 Shaun P.   ~  Aug 2, 2020 9:26 pm

Gotta say, I distinctly recall that hear at the Banter, A-Rod, we were chanting "MVP" in the comments after your start to the 2007 season... So yeah, it is not too early to say that about Judge now.

But the question is - are they still playing next Sunday? I am not optimistic...

[6] Couldn't agree more, Chyll. Ball is in the Yanks' court... And Mo has been a humongous disappointment. Actually humongous might be an understatement. So sad.

Heck of a win tonight.

113 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 6:09 pm

I want six straight.

114 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 6:14 pm

Good start Cole.

115 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 6:18 pm

DJLM!

116 mhoward120   ~  Aug 3, 2020 6:59 pm

That T Mobile mound graphic is beyond fucking annoying.

117 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 7:32 pm

Cole is as advertised

118 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 7:48 pm

Phew, phoul.

119 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 8:02 pm

Gio!

120 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 3, 2020 8:03 pm

I thought I saw at 6:15 that this game was postponed due to storms and would be made up as a dh tomorrow. Wtf!? Better late than never. GIO!

121 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 8:12 pm

Tomorrow’s game is part of a Wednesday DH starting at 4 pm. Call tonight’s game, radar doesnt look good. No sense in hanging around in close quarters.

122 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 3, 2020 8:26 pm

Thanks, RBJ.

123 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 9:30 pm

Hmm, play resumes.

124 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 9:34 pm

OK, this is ridiculous, the “announcer” asks everyone to rise and doff their cap.

125 rbj   ~  Aug 3, 2020 9:49 pm

Not an El Duque moment, but a first base stop.

126 rbj   ~  Aug 4, 2020 2:43 pm

Hope everyone is safe. Just rain, wind and some downed trees here.

127 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 5, 2020 9:09 am

Let's play 2!

128 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 3:02 pm

A home and home DH, 7 innings each

129 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 5, 2020 3:33 pm

[128] Are they playing both games in Philly?

130 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 3:43 pm

Gritner!

131 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 3:43 pm

Yes, both games in Philly.

132 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 3:51 pm

Harper will do that.

133 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2020 3:54 pm

Fucking horse shit!

134 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 5, 2020 4:08 pm

Freaking Happ.

135 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 5, 2020 4:09 pm

[131] Weird to be the home team in game 1 in Philly.

136 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 4:19 pm

Happ is not good

137 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 4:52 pm

This game sucks

138 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 6:03 pm

Rats, comeback fell short.

139 mhoward120   ~  Aug 5, 2020 6:03 pm

Happ sucks

140 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 7:17 pm

Dang, tied up.

141 mhoward120   ~  Aug 5, 2020 7:29 pm

This is all Twilight Zone baseball.

142 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 7:55 pm

Hmm, teams go to 28;players on Friday, but will stay there for the rest of the season and post season.

143 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2020 8:46 pm

[141] Picture a world where the 7th inning is actually the 9th...

144 Boatzilla   ~  Aug 5, 2020 8:48 pm

Woo-hoo! I always loved the Twilight Zone.

145 rob_smith_51   ~  Aug 5, 2020 9:02 pm

I did not expect DJ to hit into a dp with bases loaded.

146 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2020 9:03 pm

How about a quick 1,2,3.

147 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 5, 2020 9:07 pm

Sweet!

148 rbj   ~  Aug 5, 2020 9:12 pm

Yankees win! I had to give the terrorists their final walk of the day.

149 yankintexas   ~  Aug 5, 2020 9:18 pm

I don't remember if I posted this here before but I was a big fan of the Sanchez for JT trade rumors a while back when it was circulating. Nowadways could Sanchez even fetch a bucket of masks in trade?

150 mhoward120   ~  Aug 6, 2020 2:33 pm

No DJ or Judge starting tonite. WTF???

151 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:12 pm

I hope Miggy Jr. figures out what’s wrong.

152 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:14 pm

Mhiward120... it’s a long season, they all need a day off(smirk). Anyhow, here’s betting they both get ABs

153 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:17 pm

Hate listening to Philly announcers. Did I remind everyone as a Nate fan (2d to the Yanks) how much I hate Harper? So sad to see Joe in that stupid red cap with the blue button?

154 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:18 pm

[153] The MLB app is $3.29 per month. I'm listen to the Yankees feed.

155 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:24 pm

Oops, they’re wearing the hats with the white button tonight. Still hate Harper

156 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:27 pm

That really sucked

157 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:29 pm

Ugh, walking the terrorist had the opposite effect.

158 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:41 pm

Will somebody remind Gary how to hit?

159 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:43 pm

[154] listening. Sigh.

160 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  Aug 6, 2020 5:49 pm

Ok, Mr. T.

161 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2020 6:21 pm

Finally got the feed back. Ugh.

162 mhoward120   ~  Aug 6, 2020 6:32 pm

At least Sanchez found off a pitch before his inevitable strikeout.

163 mhoward120   ~  Aug 6, 2020 6:33 pm

Fouled, not found.

164 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2020 7:13 pm

How about some runs? Like 4 or more

165 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2020 7:25 pm

Good start, Kraken

166 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 6, 2020 7:47 pm

Nice to see Gary get a hit -- If Judge gets to bat the Yanks will win.

167 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 6, 2020 7:57 pm

I just heard Horace Clarke died. I remember there used to be a Bronx Banterer named "Horace Clarke era", but I havent seen him here in a long time.

168 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2020 8:28 pm

Not dead yet

169 rbj   ~  Aug 6, 2020 8:30 pm

Rats, just missed

170 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 6:20 pm

I really hate Tropicana. It’s like a wearhouse.

171 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2020 6:42 pm

Yup. And Blake Snell pisses me off.

172 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 6:52 pm

MLB feed for me. Ugh.

173 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 7:09 pm

Excellent Tanaka. Send him out for the sixth to build up arm strength or give a reliever a fresh inning?

174 Evil Empire   ~  Aug 7, 2020 7:47 pm

C'mon Kracken

175 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 7:48 pm

Sigh,

176 Ara Just Fair   ~  Aug 7, 2020 7:49 pm

Gary Sighchez.

177 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 8:01 pm

Grrr

178 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 8:07 pm

Don’t waste lead off doubles.

179 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 8:13 pm

It’s a strike, blue.

180 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 8:20 pm

Wild pitch

181 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 8:22 pm

Leading to a run

182 rbj   ~  Aug 7, 2020 8:32 pm

Ballgame

183 yankintexas   ~  Aug 8, 2020 12:33 am

Maybe package Gary "I only hit Orioles Pitching" Sanchez and Adam Overratedvino together for a bucket of baseballs or is that asking for too much?

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