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Wait—It’s Baseball Season, Right?

Goddamn, talk about remiss. They’re still playing baseball and I can’t even bother to put up a new post. Sorry about that for those of you who still come by. That’s my bad. But the lack of posts here is an indication of just how little I’ve been paying attention.

But I understand games are happening. I even check the box scores to prove it. And I saw the Yanks were playing poorly for a few weeks and seem to have regained their footing.

What am I missing? Anything you guys enjoying in particular?

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1 rbj   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:06 pm

Evening. Bronx Bombers are back. 6 homers last night, 5 so far tonight.

Glad to read that you’ve just been distracted and nothing bad has happened.

2 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:09 pm

[0] AB, I haven't paid as much attention as I usually do, either, but you gotta watch Deivi Garcia pitch a game. He's a ton of fun.

Frazier doing it all, Andújar getting hot (but of course now he got sent down), Cole, Tanaka, Montgomery when he's on... Lots of cool things to see!

3 rbj   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:09 pm

Back to back double digits!

4 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:10 pm

[1] And Voit just hit another one!

When they were playing so badly, I kept seeing these huge men left on base totals, and thinking to myself, there's no way they're not gonna start scoring runs in bunches. And here we are.

5 rbj   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:13 pm

[4] Voit is making the case for MVP. Second seed is better than WV.

6 rbj   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:28 pm

So they are still doing GBA.

7 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:35 pm

[5] Another first round match up with the Twins? I will take it!

And yeah, it's amazing what Voit has done. Hell of a subtle pickup by Cashman and co.

8 rbj   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:39 pm

Higgy’s best game ever.

9 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 16, 2020 8:41 pm

[8] I hope he has a couple more in him as things advance.

10 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 17, 2020 1:03 am

Three homers, one to Center, one to Left, and one to Right. I wonder how often that has happened>

11 mhoward120   ~  Sep 17, 2020 6:22 pm

I gotta say that I felt kinda lost the last few days without the Banter.

12 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 6:25 pm

RISP hit!

13 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:05 pm

This is not good.

14 RIYank   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:07 pm

Coulda been worse though.

15 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:28 pm

Untied!

16 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:28 pm

Untied,

17 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:29 pm

That’s weird.

18 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:29 pm

Gritner

19 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:30 pm

Belly to belly

20 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:32 pm

To belly.

Blue Jays pitching coach is having a John Thorne moment.

21 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:34 pm

Stanton joins the party.

22 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:37 pm

Gleyber day. I want double digits.

23 RIYank   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:45 pm

The three-in-a-row were on successive pitches, right??

24 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:54 pm

I think so.

25 RIYank   ~  Sep 17, 2020 7:58 pm

Yeah they were, and the pitch *before* Brett homered was the Sanchez double. That's what I call throwing batting practice.

26 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 8:03 pm

Stanton is a triple away from the cycle. I don’t want him to attempt it because that would be a torn hamstring.

27 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 8:40 pm

Missed that, had to refresh my bourbon.

28 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 17, 2020 8:49 pm

Greetings folks...
and MAN! Did Stanton wiff on a real meatball (middle/middle).

29 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 8:54 pm

Safe, definitely.

30 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:11 pm

Almost as enjoyable series as the Yankees sweeping the Sawx in five games. In Bahstahn.

31 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:19 pm

Not so enjoyable now.

32 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:20 pm

It's impossible to blow a 7 run lead in the 9th, right? RIGHT?!?!?

33 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:22 pm

It’s 2020, nothing is impossible.

34 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:28 pm

I miss Mo....

35 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:29 pm

Phew!

36 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:31 pm

A Win's a Win... but they took my joy out of that game.

37 rbj   ~  Sep 17, 2020 9:34 pm

Rays swept the Orioles. I’m fine meeting the Twins in the first round.

38 Shaun P.   ~  Sep 18, 2020 12:09 pm

And tonight, Boston. Should be interesting.

39 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2020 6:37 pm

Red hot offense vs. worst pitching staff? We’re gonna get blanked.

40 mhoward120   ~  Sep 18, 2020 7:47 pm

RIP RBG. This nation is fucked.

41 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2020 7:51 pm

And we’re getting blanked.

42 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2020 8:02 pm

Sigh.

43 rbj   ~  Sep 18, 2020 9:55 pm

Kraken just made my night more complicated.

44 yankintexas   ~  Sep 18, 2020 10:56 pm

[43] Not just him. Whoever is coaching him. His technique is terrible. That was a fricking strike and he still couldn't catch it.

45 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 18, 2020 11:23 pm

[44] I think he was talking about his HR.

46 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 18, 2020 11:31 pm

The Sanchino is back! The ultimate hero is, of course, Le Machine.
Typical Bombers-Sawx Sauce: sloppy, spicy and filling.

47 RIYank   ~  Sep 19, 2020 7:31 am

I didn't stay up. :(

Watched some video of the late innings this morning though, and smiled as I imagined RSN getting the little morsel of contentment they were going to have for the whole season snatched away.

It worries me a little that we won't have the short right field for any post-season games. The Yankees might lose a homer per game.

48 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 7:44 am

Neither did I. Pleasant surprise.

49 mhoward120   ~  Sep 19, 2020 3:23 pm

If we finish ahead of the Twinkies we get home field advantage

50 RIYank   ~  Sep 19, 2020 5:44 pm

[49] Indeed.
But we won't play in Yankee Stadium. The post-season will be in the bubble locations.

51 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 19, 2020 6:45 pm

Gardner batting 3rd? Does he have pictures of Boone?

52 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 6:50 pm

Oh well, decent start.

53 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 7:18 pm

Didn’t tag Brett it looks like

54 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 7:20 pm

Safe!

55 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 7:20 pm

Sigh, out.

56 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 7:36 pm

Another RISP hit. I could get used to this.

57 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 7:37 pm

Bad Boston defense.

58 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 8:02 pm

Good Yankees offense.

59 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 8:51 pm

Not a strike, blue.

60 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 9:17 pm

Wow, Happ through 8. Shutout, but at 113pitches no ninth I assume.

61 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 9:31 pm

Damn, a good Happ outing.

62 mhoward120   ~  Sep 19, 2020 9:32 pm

(50) Just double-checked and ALL first round games would be at Stadium. Neutral sites for the remainder of the playoffs

63 rbj   ~  Sep 19, 2020 9:41 pm

10 straight.

64 mhoward120   ~  Sep 19, 2020 9:41 pm

And the magic no. Is down to Gehrig.

65 RIYank   ~  Sep 20, 2020 9:54 am

[62] Oh right I missed that! Okay so passing the Twins would be very useful.

But [64] magic number for what? To make the post-season, the Yankees' magic number is Bobby Mercer, right?

66 rbj   ~  Sep 20, 2020 12:01 pm

Sweep the Sawx.

67 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 20, 2020 12:21 pm

Seems like we should give Luke some DH duty.

68 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 20, 2020 12:27 pm

Question: Is Stanton a bad defender or is DH to protect him from injury?

69 rbj   ~  Sep 20, 2020 12:37 pm

I think it's an injury issue. Though maybe the others are better defenders.

Sigh.

70 mhoward120   ~  Sep 20, 2020 12:39 pm

(64). Magic no. is Billy Martin

71 rbj   ~  Sep 20, 2020 1:11 pm

Deivi is getting hit.

72 rbj   ~  Sep 20, 2020 2:08 pm

Thank you Wade. A hit.

73 rbj   ~  Sep 20, 2020 3:26 pm

Looks like I picked the right game to go out for ice cream.

74 rbj   ~  Sep 20, 2020 7:26 pm

With the Mariners loss, Yankees are in the playoffs. Though second WC would be a poor showing.

75 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2020 5:53 pm

Last week of the season.

76 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2020 7:13 pm

Not good.

77 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2020 7:35 pm

Not the Yankees night.

78 mhoward120   ~  Sep 21, 2020 7:57 pm

Are these the Bizzaro Yankees?

79 rbj   ~  Sep 21, 2020 8:02 pm

Just getting the suckitude out before the postseason, yeah, that’s it.

80 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 5:45 pm

It’s the Aarons show!

81 mhoward120   ~  Sep 22, 2020 5:45 pm

Chapman’s appeal pushed back until 2021.

82 mhoward120   ~  Sep 22, 2020 5:52 pm

Hope the first playoff game ends before the first debate.

83 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 6:38 pm

#obligatoryhomer.

84 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 7:01 pm

More RISP hitting

85 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2020 7:18 pm

This is a dandy of a game. All systems go as Cole settles the ship.

86 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 7:57 pm

Stop fouling off pitches, just strikeout. Cole is already over 100 pitches.

Ah, thank you.

87 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:09 pm

Stupid iPhone died. Is it over yet?

88 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:17 pm

[87] Nope, but... double digits!

89 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:18 pm

Double digits!
Home run for Higgy!

90 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:20 pm

Or... is it???

91 RIYank   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:21 pm

Nope, it isn't.

92 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:21 pm

Booo! Only a double. Stupid umps

93 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:32 pm

Higgy! Guess I should've gotten the feed back up.
Another nail in Gary's coffin?

94 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:33 pm

Nah, I’m not going to base anyone’s career on 2020.

95 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:36 pm

Dayum, nice fielding.

96 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:38 pm

[94] Let's not base ANYTHING on 2020. Unless...cliche coming...this is the "new normal."

97 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:53 pm

Even dozen.

98 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 22, 2020 8:54 pm

This game needs to be put out of its misery. See you'll next time.

99 rbj   ~  Sep 22, 2020 9:19 pm

Night all.

[96] Never the new normal.

100 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2020 6:11 pm

Hmm, this isn’t good.

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101 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2020 6:58 pm

Neither is this.

102 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2020 7:22 pm

A comedy of errors that’s not funny.

103 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2020 7:46 pm

Ergh, Stanton.

104 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 23, 2020 7:51 pm

The ol' Yankee special. Fucking Bollocks!

105 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2020 7:52 pm

Bases loaded no outs and a goose egg. Yup.

106 rbj   ~  Sep 23, 2020 8:28 pm

Get the bad games out of the system now.

107 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2020 5:38 pm

Can we have a well played game tonight? Pitching, hitting and defense.

108 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 24, 2020 7:20 pm

Why isn't Gio batting earlier in the lineup? I would probably flip Stanton and Gio.

109 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2020 7:24 pm

Another Yankee special

110 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2020 8:18 pm

Hey, a run

111 rbj   ~  Sep 24, 2020 8:28 pm

Of course.

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