"A New York Treasure" --Village Voice

And Down the Stretch They Come…

If there’s been one constant in the Yankee Universe over the past 100 years, it has been postseason baseball. There have been a few droughts — 1965 to 1975, 1982 to 1994 — but no franchise in the history of sports has enjoyed such consistent excellence. The Pinstripes have only missed the playoffs four times in the last 26 years, and while the 2009 World Series triumph might seem like a distant memory, we’ve been spoiled.

And so when things were at their darkest back in June and the Yankees were looking up at several teams in the standings, it wasn’t just October baseball that seemed unlikely. It didn’t feel like the Yankees would be playing meaningful games in September. We acted like spoiled children do everywhere. We screamed. We cried. We lashed out. We assured our non-Yankee-fan friends that all was lost, that this was the worst and most confounding Yankee team we’d ever seen. (They were confounding.) We wanted general manager Brian Cashman to sell at the deadline even though the roster had virtually no sellable pieces. We were insufferable.

But then the calendar rolled over into July, and the Yankees were much better. When August arrived they were even better than that, and in the first week of September the team now sits firmly in control of its own destiny. With the offense looking healthier each day (Gleyber Torres was activated on Friday) and the Baltimore Sacrificial Lambs coming to town for a three-game weekend series, all signs are pointing towards October baseball. Again.

Now if the Rays could only lose once or twice…

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1 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 7:18 pm


2 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 8:55 pm

Sheeaht. I took a nap and the BP blew the lead. Grrr.

3 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:05 pm

Do the Yankees have a rally in their bones?

4 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:20 pm

I would rather be home than away, but I am not feeling great about this game.

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:27 pm

Slight double clutch by Gallo. Sweet. Fucking orioles.

6 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:27 pm

Note to Yankees: You can't lose these games

7 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:37 pm

Beautiful slide.

8 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:39 pm

Jesus Fucking Christ, Gallo!

9 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:39 pm


10 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:40 pm

[7] Surely the only Yank who could have scored on that fly.

11 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:43 pm

Gallo's really looking stressed.

12 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:47 pm

I'm starting to like these ghost runner innings. At least every extra inning is exciting.

13 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:49 pm

I've been the few ghost runner fans around. Who wants to see an 11-18 inning gamem. It's a waste of time.

14 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 3, 2021 9:53 pm

Great job, kid! Now win ffs!

15 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 3, 2021 10:00 pm


We've come full circle.

16 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 3, 2021 10:27 pm

I think we just have to accept that everything’s gonna be close with this team. As John Flaherty said the other night, “We thought this game might be a laugher, but this team doesn’t laugh at any games.”

17 BobbyB   ~  Sep 4, 2021 1:40 pm

Yankees being no-hit again. Pathetic offense.

18 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Sep 4, 2021 3:06 pm

Oh, right, these guys.

I remember these guys.

The June Yankees.

(Sterling is trying like crazy to jinx the Os’ no-no, and clearly thinks himself very clever for doing so.)

19 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 4, 2021 3:48 pm

This is painful to watch.

20 BobbyB   ~  Sep 4, 2021 3:50 pm

Maybe he should throw underhand ?

21 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 5, 2021 12:59 pm

Hey, a lead!

22 RIYank   ~  Sep 5, 2021 1:17 pm

Good day for the Kraken, huh? A k/cs double play, and salami too!

23 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 5, 2021 2:38 pm

JFC, Gleyber. Inexecusble.

24 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 5, 2021 2:38 pm

Almost as inexcusable as my spelling.

25 RIYank   ~  Sep 5, 2021 2:51 pm


26 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 5, 2021 3:05 pm

The orioles are just too good.

27 BobbyB   ~  Sep 5, 2021 3:05 pm

I still regret not leaving Heaney in the cornfields of Iowa

28 RIYank   ~  Sep 5, 2021 3:06 pm

The Stanton glove giveth, and the Stanton glove taketh away.

29 yankintexas   ~  Sep 5, 2021 4:27 pm

Fun fact (IMO): This team would have been far better off (short term and long term) had they not made any deadline deals and just went with the youngsters.

I would gladly give back Rizzo and Gallo if it meant Heaney and Rodriguez was returned to LA or shot into the sun, whichever is easiest.

30 yankintexas   ~  Sep 5, 2021 4:30 pm

Another fun fact: No team has lost as many games to Baltimore as the Yankees and its not even close. NY has 7 losses compared to Tampa's 1. That's the division right there.

31 BobbyB   ~  Sep 5, 2021 5:23 pm

Orioles have feasted on the Yankees

32 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 6, 2021 12:33 pm

Oh, Gleyber.

33 yankintexas   ~  Sep 6, 2021 2:59 pm

Can anyone explain why Gil is not on this roster but Kriske is? Also, has there ever been player like Joey Gallo? I don't understand why he even goes to the plate with a bat, because it's never used. I sincerely hope this team missed the playoffs so heads roll.

34 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 6, 2021 3:17 pm

The most interesting things to watch for the rest of the season are the inventive ways this team loses games. I don't think they are going anywhere if they do make it to the playoffs, but I never would have pegged them to win 13 in a row either.

35 yankintexas   ~  Sep 6, 2021 5:31 pm

Well this lineup from top to bottom, minus Judge is boom or bust. No real table setters, no speed. Tyler Wade was batting .400 during the 13 game losing streak and when he went to the bench so did this teams ability to win games. Not that he's the long term answer but for crying out loud ride the guys who are producing and sit the guys who are not. Same goes foe the pitching staff. Boone still managing like it's April, making sure everyone stays fresh. For what? The golf course?

36 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 7, 2021 6:42 pm

Can't believe they lost 2 of 3 to Baltimore..!
[33] I really don't enjoy players like him, 'three-true-outcomes' players are so boring to watch and so over-rated.

37 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 7, 2021 7:18 pm

Oh shite..Cole leaving with an injury..

Happy Jewish New Year to any Banterites celebrating!

38 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 7, 2021 7:47 pm

Well, this season is Toast.
This team can barely win WITH Loasiga and Cole.
They continue to use Heaney in high-leverage situations.
Refuse to promote Gil (maybe they will have to now).

39 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 7, 2021 8:03 pm

[38] Yep, the YES team going on about Jeter and the HOF induction now. More interesting than this game, for sure.

40 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 7, 2021 8:05 pm

I am getting word on Twitter that Cole has a blister problem. That's a relief.

41 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 7, 2021 8:07 pm

[39] Sorry, but I am so over Jeter. Great player, HOF...OK...but this team shouldn't be selling memories.

42 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 7, 2021 8:13 pm

[41] Who do you think owns the worse franchise, Jeet with the Marlins or A-Rod with the Timberwolves?

43 yankintexas   ~  Sep 7, 2021 8:16 pm

As a baseball fan it should be interesting to see how far this Jay's team go. A sweep is likely at this point so that will probably spearhead them to the top wildcard spot. I can't see the Sox getting the home field since that pitching staff is garbage, really a credit to Cora for getting the most of that staff.

Anyway, I say play thr kids and let's see what we have for next year.

44 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 7, 2021 8:24 pm

[43] Yep, I'd root for the Jays ahead of Tampa any day.

45 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 7, 2021 8:55 pm

Why is that when I look at Andrew Heaney, all I see is a white flag?

46 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 7, 2021 9:06 pm

[42]I think Jeet has a chance to make that team a winner again. They seem to have a good supply of young talent. The questions is: can he do it?

47 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 7, 2021 9:06 pm

[45] Maybe because there's not reason he should be pitching for an ML team trying to make the play-offs.

48 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 7, 2021 9:07 pm

It's funny, after all this, the Mets actually have a clearer path to the playoffs than the Yankees. The NL East is up for grabs.

49 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 8, 2021 7:09 pm

Gil working some magic! But it’s come to this, relying on a rookie in a must-win series to keep playoff hopes alive?

50 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 8, 2021 7:38 pm

Whelp, coulda been worse.

51 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 8, 2021 7:38 pm

Throws way too many balls, but his stuff looks good.

52 yankintexas   ~  Sep 8, 2021 7:58 pm

Gil with little control still only allowed one hit. Heaney could learn a thing or two about not throwing the ball down the middle on every pitch.

53 yankintexas   ~  Sep 8, 2021 8:03 pm

Should name these relievers by the one pitch they throw. Wandy Changeup, Cutter Luetge and Please Not The Slider Chapman.

54 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 8, 2021 8:07 pm

[53] hahahahah!
This game has become real dull..May get Padres/Angels on in the background instead soon

55 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 8, 2021 8:19 pm

Wow! I was JUST about to bail thinking big ABs for Velasquez and Gardner are painful..good job Gritty!!!

56 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 8, 2021 8:19 pm


57 yankintexas   ~  Sep 8, 2021 8:25 pm

Gardy cleaning up out of the one hole, just how they planned it.

58 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 9, 2021 8:35 pm

Anyone still watching this team?
For some odd reason, I got tempted today.

59 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 9, 2021 8:48 pm

Andrew Heaney is getting ready. Words no one should ever have to hear.

60 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 9, 2021 8:52 pm

[58] On in the background. The Canucks are going to sweep them. Boone putting Sal Ramano in the 7th with men on was just..exhibit#10,000 why he should be fired?

61 yankintexas   ~  Sep 9, 2021 9:17 pm

At this rate one must wonder if Boone has money riding on these games every time Human Home Run Machine Heaney pitches.

62 yankintexas   ~  Sep 9, 2021 9:19 pm

Ed Whitson must be watching this and saying to himself, man was Heaney a terrible pickup, and yet they keep trotting him out there day after day after day. Who does this?

63 BobbyB   ~  Sep 9, 2021 10:17 pm

Toronto picked up 8 games on the Yankees in 10 days. Even the Redsox, with half their team on Covid protocol, passed the Yankees. May be time to fold this hand.

64 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 9, 2021 10:19 pm

Time for Cashman to cash in his chips. His methods are toast.

65 Evil Empire   ~  Sep 10, 2021 10:08 am

[62] Love the reference to Ed Whitson. This season has reminded me a lot of 1985 because of the various streaks. The ’85 Yanks started 6-10 and George fired Yogi and hired Billy. From there they went 91-54, which is pretty damn good. From August 31 to September 10, the Yanks won 11 in a row to get to 2 games behind the Blue Jays. After splitting the next 2 games, the Yankees lost 8 in a row, then won 2 in a row, and lost another to slip to 7.0 games behind Toronto on September 24. Somehow, they managed to turn around and win 7 out of 8 games to get back to 3 games out with 3 games to play at Toronto. They won the first game but lost the second and that was that.

So, the current Yankees started 5-10, had a 13 game winning streak, and are currently riding a 6 game losing streak (and 10 losses out of 12 games - Yikes!). I don't think we'll be heading into the last series with Tampa 3 games out with 3 games to play, but it might be nice if we could win 7 out of 8 to nail down the wild card.

Whitson was 10-8 with a 4.88 ERA (83 ERA+) over 158.2 innings. There's not a truly comparable pitcher on the 2021 Yankees. Heaney has only thrown 30.1 innings, but he's been terrible (55 ERA+). I doubt he and Boone are going to mix it up in a hotel on September 22, but hopefully Boone will be fired after the season like Billy was.

66 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 6:18 pm

[65] That ‘85 team sure had a lineup!
Stanton & Voit on the bench?? Why not sit Gallo?

67 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 6:46 pm

WTF was Sanchez doing there?! Mets TV guys ripping him for that awful play

68 BobbyB   ~  Sep 10, 2021 6:47 pm

Gary Sanchez sucks in every aspect of his game.

69 yankintexas   ~  Sep 10, 2021 6:47 pm

Sanchez with probably the worst tag attempt I've ever seen. I'll see this until I'm blue in the face, move tour glove to the plate and let the runner tag themselves out. I can't believe how awful MLB players are in slapping a tag on runners.

70 yankintexas   ~  Sep 10, 2021 6:59 pm

Was Urshela even trying up there? God what an awful at bat

71 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:22 pm

[69] I wasn't even watching when this happened, but when I heard the Mets radio guys discussing the play and telling me the Mets had stolen a run, I thought of you right away and knew it must've driven you crazy.

72 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:23 pm

Sanchez other than the occasional homer is just not a very good player.. ☹️

73 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:28 pm

If we accept that Sánchez will never be the MVP candidate he once projected as, we'll realize he's one of the three or four best offensive catchers in baseball. He's never going to win a Gold Glove, but he hasn't been as bad defensively as he was last year. I think most teams would love to have a catcher that hits seventh or eighth in the order and gives them thirty homers.

74 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:30 pm

I think the most frustrating thing about these 2021 Yankees is that as I sit here watching Montgomery face Alonso with the bases loaded in the third inning, I feel like the game is on the line.

75 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:35 pm

[73] Of course, I realize he's cost the Yankees two runs tonight.

76 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:36 pm

This is unwatchable. Little league type plays this inning

77 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:38 pm

[75] Hi Hank! Gary doesn’t hit for any average though, he seems to have regressed.
Just awful baseball tonight, and we e yet to even get to Boone’s bullpen choice..

78 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:38 pm

Here's a question that needs no answer -- How do you think George would've responded to how the Yankees have played against the Mets this year?

79 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:41 pm

[78] Boone would have already been long gone! And Buck would have been rehired, you know how George loved the carousel.

80 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:41 pm

Is Boone even fucking awake?? How do you leave Montgomery in this long?

81 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:42 pm

So many little things costing the Yankees runs this inning. A bases loaded walk, Urshela and Sánchez botching the play at the plate, Monty allowing the runner to get to second on the rundown... just an utter embarrassment.

82 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:50 pm

Only top of the 4th? Excruciating game, will have on as get some house chores done. Even Kay is criticizing Boone now, not doing the IBB to get the pitcher up.

83 yankintexas   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:51 pm

Hank, I hope there is a GM out there that sees Sanchez that way and Cashman trades him because this team will never win a championship with him behind the plate. Cole knew in the first five minutes of his Yankee career that he wanted no part of Sanchez as a battery mate.

84 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 7:52 pm

I noticed that also. Kay is typically pretty mild on the broadcast, but even he's had enough of this. It's amazing that two weeks ago this group was in the middle of a thirteen-game winning streak. Now it's like they've forgotten how to play baseball.

85 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:01 pm

[83] Sánchez might be a symptom of what's wrong with this team, but I think it's a bit much to say that they could never win with him behind the plate. I'd suggest that any team in any era would be happy with a catcher who produced a season like he did in 2019, or maybe even this year. The problem is that we compare him to what we saw in 2016 and 2017, and he will likely always fall short of that. Yes, his average is abysmal, but the game has changed. You can argue against those changes, but most teams would be willing to ignore his low average and focus on his above average OPS.

86 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:02 pm

Meanwhile the flogging continues.

87 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:04 pm

There's no way this team is gonna change with Cashman in charge. He's the architect. He's Boone's puppet master. Hal appears to care little and know even less about baseball, so he'll never fire Cash.

They need to burn this thing to the ground.

88 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:05 pm

[85] True, especially at catcher. But I just don’t enjoy ‘three true outcomes’ players.
It’s been impressive overall how Cashman has kept the team competitive for 20+ years while other big teams like. The Sox and Dodgers go up and down. But he needs to admit Boone was a mistake, and the. Shuffle the roster a bit to add depth.

89 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:06 pm

Okay, here's an issue I have. People always talk about the "all important loss column," and I get that. But I've the Red Sox and I have 80 wins, I feel pretty good about that. Yes, the Yankees and Jays have games in hand, the Red Sox are probably thinking, "Show us you can win those games."

90 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:10 pm

Wow, Kay basically calling for change of manager without using Boone’s name..
I’ve never understood ‘all important loss column’, BTW

91 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:13 pm

At least the Dodgers are willing to spend whatever it takes to win.
There is no reason for the Yankees to be under the luxury tax, they are making money hand over fist.

92 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:14 pm

[90] Really? I turned it off.
Bring Back Buck!

93 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:15 pm

All right, I can't watch this anymore tonight. Hopefully things will turn around without me.

94 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:23 pm

[91] I think Cashman's plan was to use all that money in smarter ways. Dump millions on international players, invest in the draft to build a dominant farm system, and then be judicious in the free agent market. I don't mean this as a defense of Cashman, but that plan could've worked brilliantly. Clint Frazier was the product of a really smart deal, and he looked to have all the tools to become a star. Gleyber came over in another shrewd deal, and actually was a star and looked poised to become one of the better young players in baseball. Cole has been a tremendous signing, but Stanton hasn't. Hicks seemed like a smart signing also, but he essentially hasn't played since signing that contract.

I definitely disagree with his refusal to prioritize left-handed hitters, but I don't have too many problems with a lot of the decisions he's made. I just have problems with how those decisions have played out.

95 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:25 pm

David Cone: "A lot of people think I was on the '86 Mets, but I wasn't. I got there the following spring when everyone was going into rehab."

96 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:29 pm

Okay, now I'm really done with this game.

97 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 8:31 pm

[95] Hahaahah! I imagine rehab is not an unfamiliar experience for Cone as well

98 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 10, 2021 9:17 pm

[97]Nah. They tried to make him go to rehab, but he said, "No, no, no."

99 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 10, 2021 9:29 pm

[94] One of the things that bothers me, and it has to be an organizational failure (that's why I blame Cash), is the Yankees inability to play small ball when necessary. No one on the time can bunt. They never hit-and-run. Don't steal much (whether it's out of vogue or not). They rarely ever develop or sign a contact hitter (DJLM is an exception). Moreover, there seems to be a lack of fundamentals being either taught or reinforced.

The result is lots of GIDP, an inability to manufacture runs and sloppy play in the field

100 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 10, 2021 9:45 pm

[98] (High Five) :)

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101 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 11, 2021 2:44 am

[99] Ah, but remember how much they were running when things were going well? A correlation, perhaps?

102 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 11, 2021 7:50 pm

Wow, I was feeling good about the 5 run lead for a few minutes.

103 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 11, 2021 8:18 pm

[102] No lead is safe with this team.

104 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 11, 2021 8:22 pm

WTF are these Fox douche bags doing? They are totally ignoring the game.

105 yankintexas   ~  Sep 11, 2021 9:20 pm

Well it ain't all bad. This team is just 2-3 good hitters and 2-3 good starting pitchers and 2-3 good relievers and a good catcher and good manager and good GM away from competing next year. I'm excited!

106 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 11, 2021 10:48 pm

I was 90% confident that the game was going to extra innings. Glad I was wrong.

107 yankintexas   ~  Sep 11, 2021 11:29 pm

Judge is pretty good

108 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 12, 2021 8:06 pm

Torres..what’s happened to him?

109 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 12, 2021 8:08 pm

Torres has been hitting the ball pretty well this weekend. Hopefully he can turn it around.

110 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 12, 2021 8:13 pm

⬆️Hope so, his D still really poor though..
Did the announcer just say ‘we sure to see Andrew Heany today.’ ??

111 yankintexas   ~  Sep 12, 2021 9:01 pm

While we are asking what happened to Torres, what's happened to Urshela? He's been average in the field at best and non-existent at the plate.

112 yankintexas   ~  Sep 12, 2021 9:21 pm

Scherzer is now 6-0 with a 0.88 ERA as a Dodger. It's ridiculous how many superstars they have. Multiple MVP type hitters,and three Coles in that rotation and that's not counting Kershaw. Ain't nobody beating them this year or next year for that matter.

113 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 12, 2021 9:25 pm

[112] He's amazing. Meanwhile, Boone brings in Heany with the bases loaded..Sigh..

114 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 12, 2021 9:35 pm

[112] The Braves had 3 hall of famers in their rotation and still only managed one championship. I do like the Dodgers to repeat, though.

115 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 12, 2021 9:42 pm

[109] As you say! :) 2-tun tater for Gleyber

116 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 12, 2021 9:50 pm

[115] I will take credit for that. Now Gio hasn't hit anything since he returned from IL.

117 yankintexas   ~  Sep 12, 2021 10:23 pm

Stanton line drives are something

118 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 12, 2021 10:25 pm

Is the Mets manager as bad as Boone? How do you pitch to Stanton there?

119 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 12, 2021 10:26 pm

Lots of extra curricular activity!

120 yankintexas   ~  Sep 12, 2021 10:57 pm

Perhaps it was ill-advised to upset Lindor?

121 yankintexas   ~  Sep 12, 2021 11:29 pm

Just not enough home runs today. :/

122 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 13, 2021 7:43 am

Lindor looked like Reggie!

123 Evil Empire   ~  Sep 13, 2021 3:12 pm

I've been listening to the Twins game on the radio this afternoon. Dammit, if we can't beat the Twins how are we ever going to win in Baltimore? (I'm only half-kidding).

It's 5-1 Twins as I type this. I must be delusional because I keep thinking, "it's the Twins, we're going to win."

124 Evil Empire   ~  Sep 13, 2021 3:16 pm


125 Evil Empire   ~  Sep 13, 2021 3:53 pm


[123] "it's the Twins, we're going to win."

126 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 13, 2021 3:54 pm

Picked a good time to get home. Atta boy, Judge!

127 Evil Empire   ~  Sep 13, 2021 4:38 pm

[126] Judge has been great lately.

128 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 13, 2021 4:39 pm


129 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 13, 2021 4:40 pm

Much better.

130 Evil Empire   ~  Sep 13, 2021 4:43 pm


Good win, but of course, because it's the Twins.

131 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 14, 2021 9:06 pm

Lots of homers today. Too bad they can't play the Twins and Orioles in the playoffs.

132 Boatzilla   ~  Sep 14, 2021 9:54 pm

What's the under/over on who many they'll win before they lose again.


133 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 15, 2021 1:47 pm

[131] I really like when they play the Twins in the playoffs.

134 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 15, 2021 7:13 pm

Great stories from Kenny Singleton today about playing for Roberto Clemente in winter ball in Puerto Rico. More interesting than watching the Orioles, great Mullins catch notwithstanding..

135 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 15, 2021 8:07 pm

Actually turning out to be a good game. Nestor fun to watch and some great D by both sides tonight

136 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 15, 2021 8:36 pm

Gleyber has zero awareness defensively.

137 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 15, 2021 8:41 pm

Green gave up a homer? No way.

138 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 15, 2021 8:44 pm

At this point any blame Green, he’s cooked. Why do they keep putting him out there in big situations?

139 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 15, 2021 8:47 pm

Not sure how Torres could botch that play, not sure how Green could give up yet another big homer, not sure how the Yanks can score only two runs against this team. Not sure how they can’t crush the Orioles. Yikes.

140 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 15, 2021 8:53 pm

Psssttt, Gleyber. Don't ground into a double play.

141 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 15, 2021 9:06 pm


142 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Sep 15, 2021 9:06 pm

Bloop de boop Be Bop!

143 rob_smith_51   ~  Sep 15, 2021 9:06 pm

Great AB Gardner!

144 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 15, 2021 9:06 pm

Did Gleyber think there were 2 outs? ; )

145 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 15, 2021 9:17 pm

I think he must’ve. It’s hard to justify taking off like he did otherwise on a play that close. I think he took off, realized Wade was holding, then had to stop.

146 Hank Waddles   ~  Sep 15, 2021 9:24 pm

Anyone remember a cleaner ninth for Chapman? Eight pitches? It’s been months.

147 BobbyB   ~  Sep 16, 2021 6:43 pm

So Torres lost count of the outs twice last night? I guess he and Sanchez must have roomed together in Instructional League.

148 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 16, 2021 7:47 pm


149 BobbyB   ~  Sep 16, 2021 7:51 pm

I wonder why he doesn’t think to make a defensive substitution for Sanchez in one run games. Wild pitches but I think catchers who catch from one knee don’t react as fast. Higie would have had both.

150 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 16, 2021 8:00 pm

They can't keep pulling a rabbit out of the hat. This is over in about 10 minutes.

151 Ara Just Fair   ~  Sep 16, 2021 8:03 pm

Fucking puke! Grrrrrr!!!!!!!

152 BobbyB   ~  Sep 16, 2021 8:12 pm


153 yankintexas   ~  Sep 16, 2021 8:23 pm

After Cashman signed Cole he basically went to the five and dime store to fill out the rest of the staff. This bullpen in particular is a who's who of AAA pitchers.

154 BobbyB   ~  Sep 17, 2021 11:56 am

Starting pitching has been part of the problem but really, who had a good season? Judge, Stanton, Cole and Loiasiga. Anyone else?

155 OldYanksFan   ~  Sep 17, 2021 3:43 pm

Truly one of the most brutal loses in a long time.

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