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Seems Like Old Times

Yanks play the Sox in Boston tonight. Winner moves on, loser goes home.

Never mind the indigestion: Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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1 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 1:28 pm

A friend of mine texted me a few miutes ago:
"I know you gotta be hyped up for tonight."

In a word, yes.

There have been a dozen different possibilities over the past week, but we've arrived at the certainty we all expected through most of the summer -- Yankees vs. Red Sox in a one-game playoff. I'm old enough to remember 1978, but that's not what comes to mind for me. It's the late 90s to early aughts -- Manny and Papí back to back in the order, Pedro sending Soriano and Jeter to the hospital, Varitek and A-Rod squabbing at the plate, Jeter diving into the stands, Boonie sending one into the night and then Mo collapsing on the mound in exhausted celebration, even the long, slow death of the 2004 ALCS.

Villains come and villains go, but to paraphrase, there has been one constant through the years. The Boston Red Sox mark the time. What happens tonight will live forever in the rivalry, whether there's an iconic moment like Bucky Dent's or even if it turns out to be an uneventful game that does nothing more than send a winner to the divisional series. So lock in, Banterites. We get to watch some history tonight.

2 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 3:31 pm

Testing a theory.

3 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 4:03 pm

[1] Here, here!

You all heard, I hope, about the 4 numbers that came up as the winning numbers in the Massachusetts lottery on Monday night? They were, in order:

1-9-7-8

So yeah, it should be something!

4 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 4:11 pm

[2] Also, Martin, Maris, Mickey, and Yogi!

5 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 5:15 pm

Let's. Go. YANKEES! As for mlb: Fuck off for scheduling the first pitch for 8:07.

6 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 6:41 pm

hey all. Let's Go Yan-kees!

7 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 6:41 pm

Yo! Let’s Go Yank-ees!

8 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 6:52 pm

Boston Sucks! Boston Sucks!

We need a total shellacking today. A message game.

Go Bombers!

9 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 6:52 pm

LET’S FUCKING GOOOOO!!!

10 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 6:57 pm

Evening, Team!

11 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:01 pm

[10] Top O’ The Mornin’ to you, weeping!
Dog walked, snack plate and coffee made, all set here!

12 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:02 pm

What happened to rbj , he’s not been in the game threads anymore..

13 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:09 pm

[12] Hope he's ok.

14 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:11 pm

Highest walk rate in the AL, tied for 3rd in HR and... so far down in runs scored. Still blows my mind.

Here we go!

15 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:13 pm

Why can’t nasty nate suck, like he did when he was with us?

16 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:14 pm

I *abhor* that stoopid monstah. What a dumb ballpark

17 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:15 pm

Geez, how was that NOT out? Damn...

18 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:15 pm

Oh feck..that was soooo close

19 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:15 pm

I hope everyone is watching the Statcast broadcast and not the regular 4-letter network

20 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:15 pm

Holy fuck.

Motherfucker.

21 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:16 pm

You have to run!

22 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:16 pm

Not a good look for Stanton there

23 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:16 pm

Not very leadoffish by Rizzo. Not very get-on-my-backish by Stanton. C’mon fellas.

24 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:18 pm

Shave and a haircut, strike three.

25 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:19 pm

I only can get the regular E$PN feed here, but I don’t mind A-Rod too much. He’s better than Snotlz at least

26 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:20 pm

Boat, Stanton wears that look a lot tho, as his 19 doubles this year would attest.

27 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:20 pm

[19] I am streaming it on Fubo TV - and so currently stuck with the 4 letter. Holy smokes is A-Rod awful in the booth. It took some searching but they do have ESPN2 so I switched over.

28 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:20 pm

Joey Gallo got half of Eo's pitches.
I bet he can't keep that up for the whole game.

29 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:21 pm

Old times?
More like *Old Timers*!
Howdy Nostra, howdy OK Jazz, howdy everyone!!!
Man, FrankenStanton fooled, I thought that ball was gone off the bat!

30 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:22 pm

[19] I barely know how to watch the games these days, which is why I'm so out of it. Years ago YES suddenly dropped out of my comcast package at the last minute which enraged me because that was the whole reason I had cable in the first place. Right now I have the four letter people on hulu, where I'm watching. And I get a sprinkling of YES games on Prime.

I fucking hate this shit. I miss the days when I could just turn on channel 11 and watch the fucking Yankees, easy-peasy lemon squeezy.

Anyway.

31 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:22 pm

They didn’t even show the replay of the check swing. You could hear the ump say “ball 3, low.” At least show a fucking replay. I didn’t think he went.

32 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:22 pm

[25] A five year old who has never watched a baseball game would be better than Smoltz. Joe Morgan at the height of the takedowns by Mike's Baseball Rants / Fire Joe Morgan was light years better than Smoltz. I could go on, but why waste my time?

33 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:23 pm

[29] Hey, old friend!

34 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:23 pm

[29] Hey, cult! How's things (game aside)?

35 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:24 pm

Being out of state and area, I have the MLB app and can basically watch every game on my phone. Except when it’s a National broadcast

36 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:24 pm

Cult!!!!

37 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:26 pm

My oldest nephew is at the game totally decked out in Yankees gear

38 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:26 pm

Don’t think I can take 9 innings of this…

39 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:28 pm

Wow Cult and Weeping, both!

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:28 pm

[38] You and me both, friend.

41 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:28 pm

Such a pathetic chant for a fan base

42 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:28 pm

Motherfucker

43 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:28 pm

Yup.

44 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

Not ideal.

45 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

Devers chewing tobacco is disgusting

46 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

JFC!

47 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

[29] What uo, Cult! Lot of old timers here indeed!

48 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

Well that sucked.

49 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

Well, that sucks and blows in equal measure.

Ugh.

50 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

I’m gonna have to start drinking early tonight

51 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:29 pm

Oy.

52 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:30 pm

I'll say this -- A-Rod is really good at this job. But damn. Not an ideal start.

53 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:30 pm

sigh

54 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:30 pm

Dammit…not ace-like by Cole..

55 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:30 pm

This is not my beautiful Cole...

56 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:31 pm

[31] They showed it on my broadcast. He went.

57 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:32 pm

This is absolutely awful

58 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:33 pm

[41] Same record as our boys. More losing seasons in the last 30 years than our boys. They've been wasting their breath with that one for as long as I've lived in Massachusetts.

59 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:33 pm

Work a count FFS

60 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:34 pm

This is where starting Higashioka & Velasquez hurts. Down by 2 and have two automatic outs bottom of the lineup

61 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:34 pm

[34] I'm ok, I'm just living in Texas!
So ... O_o?

62 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:34 pm

Time for Eovaldi to perform his usual Bob Gibson impression.

63 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:35 pm

Not a hit but a good AB by Gleyber

64 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:35 pm

[58] When the Patriots won their first SuperBowl ... that's the chant they broke out during the victory parade ... *that* was sad.

65 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:36 pm

[61] Texas..! Enjoy the great food, watch out for those dudes varying rocket launchers to go shopping..

66 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:36 pm

Eovaldi an Italian son of Texas, isn’t he?

67 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:37 pm

Gio running well. And, now feels if…

68 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:38 pm

Why don't they show the exit velocity on gits like Ureshela?

69 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:39 pm

What an ugly swing. Now tie the game

70 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:39 pm

Run into one, Higgy

71 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:40 pm

That looked like a check, IHMO.

72 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:41 pm

Apparently anything close to a swing will be a swing.

73 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:41 pm

Goddamn it.

74 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:41 pm

No shit

75 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:41 pm

If you average the exit velocities of the Stanton single and the Urshela single, do you get two regular singles?

76 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:41 pm

not a swing.

77 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:41 pm

Grrrrrrrr.

78 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:41 pm

He did NOT fucking go!!! At least it didn’t look like he did live. No replay, of course

79 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:42 pm

[78] we saw a replay and he didn't go.

80 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:43 pm

[65] I'm in Wichita Falls ... great food is in short supply ... although, I am quite satisfied with the BBQ and the chicken fingers!

81 BobbyB   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:43 pm

Base Umps are trigger happy tonight

82 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:44 pm

Fuck the umps, fuck the fans, and fuck the shit sox

83 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:44 pm

(Mo gave us three shutout innings that game. Talk about the good old days.)

84 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:45 pm

At least it was foul and no one ran into the wall

85 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:45 pm

Nasty hook

86 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:45 pm

Ball girl took her sweet time ambling out of the way there.

87 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:47 pm

Jesus, Cole. What the FUCK, man???

88 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:47 pm

Cole is off today. I hope he figures it out soon.

89 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:49 pm

[80] Wow, I’ve actually heard of Wichita Falls as a great college friend was from there before settling in Midland!

2-bagger ti Plawecki?? C’mon Cole!

90 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:49 pm

[88] I'm not sure you figure out a "bum hammy"

91 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:52 pm

Nice pitch.

92 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:54 pm

good finish there

93 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:54 pm

Ok, good. That's something.

94 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:54 pm

Ask and you shall receive. Great come back inning for Cole.

95 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:56 pm

Cole on pace to hit a 100 pitches by the 5th. :/

96 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:57 pm

This game is gonna kill me.

97 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:57 pm

[95] I don't think I ever asked ... where in Texas?

98 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:57 pm

Damn, Bucky looking old…

99 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:57 pm

Way to make 'em work for those outs!

100 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:58 pm

My broadcast totally missed the Velasquez at bat. Grrr.
Anyone else?

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101 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 7:58 pm

“Aaron, what was the key to the Yankees’ unlikely championship run?”

“Lots of first-pitch hacking.”

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:01 pm

Nice ab...

103 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:01 pm

[101] Worked for 2002 Angels

104 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:02 pm

Fuck.

105 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:02 pm

Well, poop.

106 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:03 pm

This sucks. Time for beer. I’m actually off tomorrow, so…

107 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:03 pm

It's all over so fast.

108 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:04 pm

Two at-bats, thee pitches for Judge?

109 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:04 pm

thelarmis, I’ve got a 11.5% Imperial Stout in the fridge, but that’s a big no-no at 10am local time..

110 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:06 pm

Jazz - I can’t do a beer like that at any time

111 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:07 pm

Fuck, shit, piss, and hell.

112 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:07 pm

Time for the ‘pen…

113 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:08 pm

I can't fucking take this.

114 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:08 pm

Our white whale is a fucking complete dud. : (

115 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:08 pm

"but that’s a big no-no at 10am local time.."
You're right ... I'd move straight to free-basing heroin at this point ..

116 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:08 pm

Just spotting them some runs to make it more dramatic.

117 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:09 pm

His wad of chewing tobacco is disgusting

118 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:09 pm

He’ll settle down in the fifth. It’ll only be 6-0 by then.

119 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:09 pm

The worst part of this is that Eovaldi has looked pretty good.

120 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:10 pm

He's hurting, is the problem.

121 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:10 pm

Bullpen?

122 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:10 pm

Frankly? I was rooting for the Blue Jays at the end.
I just want Boone-y gone and half the roster "disappeared".

123 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:10 pm

Nearly 50 pitches. No outs.

124 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:11 pm

Went to put away laundry after 1st. Get back to see another homer and an infield single. MOTHER FUCKING BOLLOCKS!

125 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:11 pm

I thought Blue Jays would be tougher than the Red Sox, but not looking like it at the moment.

126 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:12 pm

[123] Really?? How come they stopped the first and second innings???

127 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:12 pm

Gonna have to pull Cole early. He isn't accurate and hasn't been for a bit.

128 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:12 pm

What a shit show.

129 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:12 pm

Back to School Night for my kids. For some reason it's always the same night as the AL Wild Card game. So twice before I've been walking around their high school campus, checking the game in between stops. First the loss to the Astros (Dallas Keuchel) and then the comeback win over the Twins. This year Back to School Night is on Zoom, so at least I can have the game on in the background. Hopefully things will get better...

130 BobbyB   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:12 pm

Bring in Holmes before a three run home run.

131 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:12 pm

What a shit show.

132 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

[128] hahahahahaha! Jinx.

133 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

What a ducking awful performance by Cole..just terrible. At least Boone was awake and pulled him

134 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

Jesus. Did not see that early hook coming.

135 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

Maybe he can pitch earlier in the ALDS now.

136 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

Can’t stay in there after getting bat-shy like that. I like the move.

137 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

What a bunch of fucking bollocks. I know his hamstring isn’t 100%, but he hasn’t shown he’s an ace when it counts. There are so many better pitchers and they’re shouldn’t be…

138 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

[133] Hate when it autocorrects to "ducking."

139 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:13 pm

had to pull him.

[122] I just want the manager gone to see what these players can do with a real manager. As a team they only perform when the players are all coincidentally hot.

140 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:14 pm

Since the crack down Cole's stuff hasn't had the movement he relied on for all those strike outs he used to get. He had that 15k game against the Angels back in July but other than that he's been just a good/average pitcher.

141 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:15 pm

I don't think I expected a dominant Cole performance tonight, but I certainly would never have guessed 2+ innings. Earlier this week he was talking about Clemens and his big game performances. Maybe he should've aspired to someone else...

142 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:15 pm

At least we have Sevy for some of those innings.

143 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:15 pm

[141] Where are the roids when you need them.

144 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:16 pm

Holmes should not be the first out, with runners on

145 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:16 pm

Man, what a dud.

146 RIYank   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:17 pm

[140] Uhhhhhh.
Yeah no. He was really good for that period. Until the injury.

147 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:17 pm

[138] Ducking-A right..
This is the game right here, have to get out with no runs more

148 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:19 pm

Money!

149 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:19 pm

I hated Verdugo when he came up with the Dodgers. Hate him more now. He fits the shit sox. Also, ridiculous he switched to #99.

I do like the DP, however!

150 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:20 pm

Whew!

Nice work.

151 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:20 pm

Way to go Clay (with an Umpire assist); now, let's get some runs!

152 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:22 pm

Which was the game when Mussina came in the bases loaded in like the third or fourth and wriggled out of the jam? Was that Game 7 2003?

153 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:24 pm

Eovaldi is simply too good.

154 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:24 pm

Just poured an Green Man ESB Amber Ale from Asheville. Drinking out of a Yankees pint glass, wearing a road gray Father’s Day Yanks t-shirt.

155 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:25 pm

Eo sucked for us, then got hurt. Figures…

156 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:25 pm

RIYank even before the injury he wasn't the same. First half of the season he was going deeper into games while also throwing less pitches. Second half it's a bunch of 5/6 inning starts throwing 100 pitches on average. He's Cole so he's learned to adjust but it's comes at the expense of a lot more pitches, more homers and labored starts.

157 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:26 pm

Still has fewer pitches than Cole threw

158 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:26 pm

[154] nice. Wife and I are sharing a Supreme from Imagine Nation Brewing out of matching NY Yankees wine glasses. Wearing my Notre Dame Pinstripe Bowl jersey (somewhere in my young adulthood my Nettles jersey disappeared).

159 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:27 pm

[152] I was thinking about that also -- Game 7 in 2003. Good mojo.

160 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:27 pm

just got under that

161 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:28 pm

Seamus!!! I’m so glad you’re able to enjoy beer, your wife is a gem, and I’m happy you’re here! I hope Ara Just Fair sees the ND part too : )

162 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:30 pm

Hey Thelarmis! The wife is amazing! I am lucky lucky...

163 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:31 pm

That was a fucking strike

164 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:32 pm

Let's be honest ... our pitching could have been better/luckier ... but it didn't put us here .. our bats did.
What was it I saw someone post today? 0-3 runs scored 70+ times.

165 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:32 pm

Leadoff man on. My favorite. FUCK!

166 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:33 pm

Hunter Renfroe gives me Trot Nixon annoying vibes..

167 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:33 pm

How about a 2-ball in the 1st pitch?

168 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:35 pm

Nice pick by Torres

169 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:35 pm

I did not type in. On. Dumb auto INcorrect.

There’s the 2-ball! Nice job Gleyber

170 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:35 pm

Nice!

Very nicely turned.

171 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:35 pm

Oh, that was beautiful.

172 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:36 pm

That was a tricky hop.

173 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:36 pm

very nice from Holmes. Severino can do 2-3 from here.

174 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:36 pm

Never understood why you would hard shift a guy only to throw a 98 mph pitch expecting him to pull? If you are throwing a fast pitch to put a guy away, ahead in the count, wouldn't you be expecting the hitter to be late on the pitch?

175 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:37 pm

All right, now, sticks, get some fucking RUNS!

176 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:37 pm

2 innings and 16 pitches for Holmes
2 innings and 50 pitches for Cole (+2 runs)

177 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:37 pm

Why does Rizzo have to be so chummy with everybody at first base? This isn't a spring training game in Sarasota, for christ's sake.

178 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:38 pm

[174] Yeah, you got me.

179 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:38 pm

Holmes for one more inning?

180 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:39 pm

[177] It would be better if he was lonely at first base.

181 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:39 pm

Nate on pace to pitch 10 innings…

182 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:39 pm

This ab may decide if Gardner will be coming back.

183 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:39 pm

[179] i'd guess as long as he was warming we see Sevy. But i'd be fine with Holmes.

184 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:40 pm

Do we bring Gary in early now that Cole is out?

185 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:41 pm

Fucking hell

186 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:41 pm

A run or two here would make some of the pitching decisions a little easier.

187 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:41 pm

[184] Yes. Yes. Yes.

188 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:41 pm

I don’t think they’re going to touch Eovaldi tonight..

189 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:42 pm

I wonder if it would’ve been different in the Bronx…

190 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:42 pm

Gardner should not be having meaningful AB in the playoffs. I don’t understand how they even got here with barely four MLB quality OF.

191 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:42 pm

First pitch swinging
First pitch swinging
First pitch swinging

Do these numbnutses have an early flight?

192 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:42 pm

Yikes, we really need to get this pitch count up. Or maybe he is bad 3rd time through the lineup?

193 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:42 pm

Things could obviously change, but sometimes big game baseball comes down to this -- one ace has his stuff, the other doesn't.

194 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:43 pm

Buster Olney maybe a great reporter but he’s awful on tv..Eovaldi is humble because he puts up Xmas lights on his house? Wtf that even mean??

I’m getting salty now with this broadcast and game..

195 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:43 pm

Anyone know why Velasquez was in the lineup instead of Odor? Not that Odor is scaring anybody at the plate, but at least he can hit sometimes.

196 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:43 pm

Yeah, Sanchez should be in there now that Cole is out.

197 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:44 pm

[194] Right there with you.

198 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:44 pm

Exceptionally pathetic

199 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:44 pm

Meanwhile Eovaldi could go nine innings tonight.

200 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:44 pm

[194] I have it muted. This is kind of painful, but I feel good about the next inning.

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201 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:45 pm

This is demoralizing.

202 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:45 pm

Well, at least a) I won't have to waste a second thinking about this team after tonight and b) the Rays are going to curb stomp the Red Sox, so ...

203 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:45 pm

[194] Hhahahahahaha! I know.

204 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:46 pm

Hold them this inning, and it’s still winnable.
I’d have preferred to see Gary up that last AB but maybe another inning of Higgy behind the dish is necessary.

205 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:46 pm

Jazz - maybe Arod and the inane stupitude he spews on those broadcasts has rubbed off on Buster. That crew is unlistenable

206 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:46 pm

[194] I was wondering about that, too. I suppose the super rich are not supposed to do any household tasks. Maybe he's just cheap.

207 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:46 pm

[202]. I thought either team would get stomped by the Rays. It would be nice to see a close game, though. Or some, you know, runs.

208 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:47 pm

Cult - gotta hope tampon takes care of the shit sox and the pale hose represent the AL. Even though TLR is insufferable

209 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:47 pm

[195] All hands lineup. Maybe the defense can create a turnover?

210 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:47 pm

[205] Wait, you listen to the broadcast?
That's on you bro, to me it sounds like the teacher from Charlie Brown ...

211 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:47 pm

[206] I imagine that they have a lot of free time in the off season.

212 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:48 pm

Look at Gold Glove Gleyber!

213 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:48 pm

[205] [206] ‘I’ll tell you, (random player) is just such a great guy. He uses his blender to make smoothies every morning in his own kitchen with a blender, really tells you the kind of person he is..’

214 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:49 pm

Like a good Gleyber, Torres is there.

215 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:49 pm

Now it's a strike?

216 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:49 pm

Cult, I tried to get the radio feed and TV in synch but it wouldn’t work. Can’t get ESPN2 feed here :(

217 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:49 pm

Sorry for looking ahead, but Gleyber looks so much more comfortable at second. Let's just lock him in there for the next ten years, then get Cory Seager to play short and slide LeMaheiu to first full time.

218 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:50 pm

[213]

Ha ha. If you lead by aping John Madden “I’m telling you…” you’re definitely doing it wrong.

219 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:51 pm

[205] i only listen a few times a season. sunday night baseball, if i'm able to watch and there's no statcast telecast. sometimes, i'll put on Ma/Pa, but the feed is slower...

220 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:51 pm

[205] to be fair, A-Rod sounds like a genius compared to when Boone was on the broadcasts.

221 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:52 pm

there ya go, sevy!

222 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:52 pm

Our bullpen is better than your bullpen.

223 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:52 pm

i hate when they praise their cheater manager. I mean Arod cheated too so I guess there is that...

224 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:52 pm

A just heard Sterling's home run call of Stanton's 1st run hit. OMG. Worst. Call. Ever. He needs to go, too.

225 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:52 pm

We need at *least* a run out of this next half inning.

226 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:52 pm

Good news? Yankee bullpen is looking dominant.
Bad news? Eovaldi...

227 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:53 pm

So basically everyone besides Cole can be economical with their pitches

228 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:53 pm

[224] I'll put him on the list, but the smothering pillow is *very* backed up right now ..

229 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:53 pm

I don’t blame Sterling, he’s 80! I’m 47 and have barely any depth perception anymore.. :/

230 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:54 pm

[220] Well, Boone has never said anything interesting in his entire life (on mic).

231 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:54 pm

[224] I was wondering about that. The home run calls are what he lives for nowadays. I'd say he calls at least one or two false homers a week. I think everyone thought the Stanton ball was gone -- even Stanton -- but Sterling's still an embarrassment.

232 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:54 pm

[224] He always seems to flub the Yankee calls but somehow always gets the opponent's homeruns right.

233 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:54 pm

[229] what is depth perception?

234 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:55 pm

OK Jazz ... tried VPN?

235 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:55 pm

[224] Did you hear the Vikings announcer in week 1? That was classic. Or course I am a Packer fan...

236 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:55 pm

Boone had the (correct) quick hook, but how does he let Higashioka and Velasquez get ABs against an obviously dealing Eovaldi??

237 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:55 pm

[232] I watched 61 today to get prepped. And the movie had a horrible fake home run call by an announcer. And that was entirely scripted!

238 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:56 pm

that was some pinch hit at-bat.

239 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:56 pm

I'd much rather see Tyler Wade in the game now.

240 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:57 pm

amazing it wasn't foul. on the board!

241 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:57 pm

Hope!!!

242 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:57 pm

woooooh! Rizzo!

243 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:57 pm

Boom goes the dynamite!!!!

244 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:57 pm

Fuck. Yes. Rizzo!

245 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:57 pm

Ok, that's one.

246 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:58 pm

Ratso!

247 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:58 pm

Break that schneid

248 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:58 pm

The 2 ex-Cubs have both homered.

249 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

good hustle Judge! All rise and RUN!

250 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Let's Gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!

251 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

A pulse!

252 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Interesting.

253 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Ohhh, he's safe!!

254 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Wow. Cora doing us a favor, in my opinion.

255 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Ye old Eo meltdown?

We can hope.

256 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

cheating manager pulls his ace. nice!

257 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 8:59 pm

Wow, VERY quick hook by Cora!

258 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:00 pm

UNLEASH THE FRANKENSTANTON!

259 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:00 pm

I think that was the wrong move.

260 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:00 pm

[257] Very, indeed.

261 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:00 pm

Cora got some data on his apple watch...

262 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:01 pm

[261] Hopefully it's tee times

263 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:01 pm

I don't think I would take him out, but OK with me.

264 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:02 pm

Don't you think the Yankee hitters are pretty happy to see anyone else but Eovaldi?

265 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:03 pm

Fuck. That was his pitch.

Damn it.

266 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:03 pm

The thing about Brasier is he looks EXACTLY like a friend here in Pittsburgh. Like disturbingly so...

267 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

What are they doing? What the hell was Nevin thinking?

268 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

GODDAMN MOTHERFUCKER!!!

269 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

This is going to be a microcosm of this season isn't it?

270 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

That wall is sooo stoopid.

271 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

Horrible send with no one out. Jesus.

272 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

It wasn't even close at the plate. Unbelievable.

273 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

Nice send as usual.

274 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUUUUUUUCKK!!!!!!

275 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

why was he sent on that?

276 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:04 pm

More outs on the base paths. Stupid. Stupid. Stupid n

277 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:05 pm

why send him???

278 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:05 pm

Nevin again? Really

279 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:05 pm

Phil Nevin is the worst 3rd base coach in the history of baseball. Fire his ass!

280 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:05 pm

Is this Nevin's first time in Fenway Park?

281 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:05 pm

Are you fucking kidding me?
FrankenStanton would have 2 HRs and 3 RBI in *any* other park on this planet ...
AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH!

282 BobbyB   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:06 pm

Phil Nevin sucks again!

283 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:06 pm

Pull Nevin mid-inning. Give Bucky Dent his job.

284 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:06 pm

i've always hated that stoopid little league park. it's awful.

285 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:06 pm

What a fucking waste.

286 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:06 pm

JESUS FUXKING CHRIST, Nevin. Sit down and don't bcome back.

287 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:07 pm

there goes the season. that right there is on nevin.

288 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:07 pm

Moved on to Weathered Souls PB French Press beer... Feeling like weathered souls with this team...

289 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:07 pm

They wouldn't have scored anyway.

290 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:08 pm

Lovely.

What a fucking delight.

291 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:08 pm

I still can't get over that send.

292 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:09 pm

[288] tell us more about weathered souls, PB, and french press! i know nothing about all 3...

293 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:09 pm

[289] Huh? I like our chances with Torres, RISP and two outs any day of the week.

294 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:10 pm

[292] a peanut butter coffee stout I believe? delicious!

295 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:10 pm

At minimum, with men on 2nd and 3rd, they’d have pitched more carefully to/around Gallo and maybe Torres would have had a crack. Or a sac fly. Anything.
Geezus.

296 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:10 pm

does tobacco wad drop his bat a lot on swings? i can't stand looking at this fuck.

297 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:11 pm

[quote]They wouldn't have scored anyway.[/quote]
QFT

298 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:12 pm

[294] nice! those are hit and miss. i like some chocolate-peanut butter porters, though they're too heavy to drink a lot of.

i need to stick with one kind per night. looks like i'll be downing quite a lot of the ESBs tonight!

299 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:12 pm

Really, they wouldn't have scored anyway? Not sure how we know that...

300 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:13 pm

sevy looks sexy!

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301 BobbyB   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:13 pm

22 times thrown out at the plate…You gotta wonder why he wasn’t fired before this.

302 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:14 pm

if it were 1st/3rd with 1-out, i think we're scoring a second run. gallo doesn't hit into many double plays. nevin took away the possibility.

303 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:14 pm

[301] jesus! that's pure insanity.

304 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:15 pm

[298] that is (ara) fair. I always liked ESBs! And this Yankees team is extra bitter at times...

305 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:15 pm

[300] and yet Boone getting ready to replace him. I would keep him in there for at least 1 more inning

306 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:15 pm

[298] Looks like you picked the wrong week to, well, you know ...
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lm8fYf53SMg

307 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:16 pm

[301] The fish rots from the head down ...

308 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:17 pm

c'mon, blue.

309 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:17 pm

Looks like that Cardinals fan got on the wrong flight

310 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:18 pm

fucking BULLSHIT! : /

311 Ara Just Fair   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:19 pm

Too old for this shit. Going to bed.

312 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:19 pm

Boone might catch some heat about bullpen management, but Cole put him in this hole.

313 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:20 pm

[306] I don't get it. i said i'll be drinking a ton...

314 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:20 pm

Walked the dog, heard the Red Sox radio guys just beyond themselves that Nevin sent Judge. ‘Sox catch a break as that was just an awful, awful send by Nevein there..’ :(

315 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:21 pm

Stupid Fenway. Begs the question why more teams don’t F around with outfield wall angles etc to create more home field advantage. That stupid hill in Houston comes to mind.

316 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:22 pm

[304] nice! yeah, my palate doesn't really allow me to go from beer to beer.

317 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:27 pm

There's nobody like Alex Cora. He really has the Alex Cora effect, on this magical Red Sox team ...

318 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:27 pm

thanks, i'll take the veggie lasagna! one more, johnny

319 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:28 pm

[316] i'm limited to two pints these days. So I drink slow. But the wife loves sampling different beers. I am happy to oblige!

320 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:29 pm

[313] Does Alex Cora have the magical Alex Cora effect on you?
You can be honest.

321 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:29 pm

This beer talk is making me thirsty but not even noon here yet…

That extra run really hurts..

322 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:30 pm

Well cult, I wish he was the Yankee manager…!

323 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:30 pm

This freakin umpire

324 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:31 pm

Lasa Laser!

325 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:31 pm

[317] I know, right?

326 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:31 pm

Loaisiga is ICE.

327 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:32 pm

Apparently, after JLo left him ARod is now romancing Boston

328 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:33 pm

[322] We should think outside of the box ... hire Jose Mourinho ... proven winner!

329 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:33 pm

[327] The entire band?

330 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:33 pm

[326] Johnny Lasagna is the man.

331 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:33 pm

[327] Who’s a well known Boston woman for him to chase? Ally McBeal?

332 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:34 pm

Jose Mourinhio! The Larry Brown of soccer

333 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:35 pm

[331] Ally McBeal is as real as their pitch anticipation.

334 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:35 pm

Well, I’ve had two beers. It’s bourbon time.

335 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:36 pm

[334] ooooh. so jealous. I can only do limited amounts of bourbon but definitely not after two beers!

336 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:37 pm

[334] What we talkin' here, Willis?

337 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:37 pm

hit away from the people with gloves on one hand!

338 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:37 pm

Could be looking at Gardy's last at bat here...

339 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:38 pm

‘Bottom of the lineup hasn’t been productive tonight..’ Jeez, you think?

340 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:38 pm

Gardy's last party?

341 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:38 pm

[329] Fran Cosmo was (is?) a happily married guy. I knew his nephew once upon a time. 'Course he hasn't been in Boston in like a decade...

342 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:38 pm

[339] Right? With one run on three hits, I'd have thought the bottom of the lineup would've been REALLY productive.

343 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:39 pm

7 outs left ...

344 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:39 pm

[338] Some how I doubt it but it should have happened 3 years ago.

345 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:39 pm

Was that the last swing of Gardy’s career?

346 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:39 pm

[340] He better come up in the ninth, otherwise this will be a depressing finish.

347 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:41 pm

i think there's some type of option. gardy might very well be back...

348 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:41 pm

Gardy has had a great career, but he’s cooked.
I don’t think a three pitch lK by Gary pinch hitting will be enjoyable even if Gio gets on..

349 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:41 pm

Gio is my favorite current Yankee. i hope he comes through here.

350 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:42 pm

[336] I stand corrected. Elijah Trace Rye. Not bourbon.

Gardner is done. Way overdue.

351 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:42 pm

Urshela can do it. He just needs to focus.

352 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:42 pm

6 outs til winter. better be some BIG changes for next season...

353 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:42 pm

[347] If he doesn’t we’d better get more than eight or 10 games out of Hicks

354 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:43 pm

Or not

355 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:43 pm

[347] I love me some GGBG but ... it's time to move on.

356 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:43 pm

[347] Hicks, aka Ellsbury 2.0

357 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:44 pm

if losing gets Boone fired there is hope imo. I always appreciate Boone for that one home run. I just never thought he was a good manager. We have the talent. We need the high level coaching.

358 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:44 pm

Says something when Torres (.331 OBP) and Urshela (.301 OBP) see more pitches than the guys at the top of the lineup...

Man, I would much rather it was 3-2 instead of 4-1. Not that our boys can't come back from being 3 runs down.

359 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:45 pm

[357] Even if Boone is axed I suspect they will just get another inexperienced manager for the analytics department to control like a puppet. The person that really needs to go is Cashman

360 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:46 pm

[353] i really hope hicks comes back and is successful next season

361 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:46 pm

[359] I do think that it is time for Cash to go. He owns the Boone hire and it was always a reactive hire.

362 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:47 pm

I’ve come around on Boone over the years but still think Meulens would have been a great hire. 2020-21 have kinda shown me that Boone has major weaknesses that are not going to be fixed, so a change may be in order.

It’s ok to fail on the field but it’s not ok to be sloppy and I feel like Boone has allowed these teams to be so.

363 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:47 pm

[360] I like Hicks so I hope for the best! I'd be good with that.

364 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:48 pm

Alex throwing shade on Cash and Hal. Love it.

365 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:49 pm

The leading team would like to do nothing more than to add to their lead. Brilliant commentary.

366 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:50 pm

sorry i'm getting negative. Let's Go Yan-kees!

367 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:50 pm

I know people are down on Boone, and there have certainly been times when I've wanted him out, but is there any manager who wouldn't have wanted Gerritt Cole on the mound tonight? At some point players have to perform, but sometimes they don't. Eovaldi performed. Cole didn't.

368 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:50 pm

MlB the Show has better commentary

369 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:50 pm

[360] no question!

370 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:51 pm

[364] what'd he say?

371 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:51 pm

Hicks is an absolute zero. I hope we never see him play again.

372 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:51 pm

And yes, I really miss Aaron Hicks. Regardless of what happens here, I really hope we get a healthy Hicks next year.

373 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:51 pm

"Even if Boone is axed I suspect they will just get another inexperienced manager for the analytics department to control like a puppet. The person that really needs to go is Cashman"
I am intrigued by your ideas and would subscribe to your newsletter, preferably via mimeograph. I *love* the smell of mimeograph in the morning ...

374 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:52 pm

Wait -- did Alex just say Judge and *Rizzo* are the two guys to build around?

375 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:52 pm

[367] The problem isn't with Cole tonight. It is with the scores of bad decisions over the years. Doesn't make him a bad person. It may be the best thing for him. But he doesnt have the instincts.

376 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:52 pm

[370] Talking about how to construct the team not copying the Rays and using "your available resources" i.e: money

377 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:52 pm

[364] I wouldn't trust Alex to pour piss out of a boot with the instructions written on the heel, so ...

378 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:53 pm

[371] i hope that's facetious, 'coz that statement is absolutely nuts!

379 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:54 pm

When your ace doesn't get an out in the third inning of an elimination game, that's obviously part of the problem. I see problems with Boone, but my point is just that if Cole had been dominant tonight, we wouldn't be having this discussion right now. I'm not blaming Cole for anything, either. He just didn't pitch well tonight.

380 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:55 pm

Hank, this game isn’t on Boone. Over the course of the season though what evidence is there he’s a good in-game manager?

381 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:55 pm

Boston hitters have seen 121 pitched. New York, 94.

382 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:55 pm

Green? God help us.

383 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:55 pm

Hicks is 'a' problem, because he can't stay healthy, but he's so far down the list of "problems", well ...

384 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:55 pm

a-rod is awful on these broadcasts!

hicks is incredibly talented. he would've been my favorite yankee over gio, but apparently there have been some extra marital affairs and such. of course, we don't know what happens behind closed doors, but it was enough for me to move on, especially with the injury.

all that said, he could be a real weapon as a daily starter next season. switch hitter with power, patience, and defense. sign me the hell up!

385 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:55 pm

Green against Devers? Not Perlata??

386 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:56 pm

Hank, you’re not wrong, but it was a 162 game slog to end up as visitors to this shit box for one game winner take all and I think the Yankees could have had someone better in the seat over the length of that drive.

Hell, 22 outs at home plate (I don’t know what the MLB average is) sounds outrageous to me. And the in numerous other adventures on the base paths. To start. Demanding another OF, so that they would have to choose between risking Stanton in the field or running 100 year old Gardner out there repeatedly. I could go on.

387 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:56 pm

[379] I don't think Cole is/was 100%

388 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:56 pm

[379] eh my complaints about Boone have nothing to do with this one game.

389 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:57 pm

Wife comes in from tennis.

“Hi sweetie. How are the Yankees doing?”

“Bad. How did tennis go?”

“Tough. I won ugly. What did you have for dinner?”

“Whiskey.”

390 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:57 pm

eovaldi is a strike thrower. we're not gonna run the count up on him. we had great success against him last week. so, of course, they said there was pitch tipping. he adjusted and we sucked tonight. cole sucked worse than anyone. though Nevin is right there too.

391 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:58 pm

[380] I'm not really defending Boone specifically. As for his game management? Meh.

392 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:59 pm

throw a fucking strike.

393 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:59 pm

how about a win? Let's go Yankees!

394 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 9:59 pm

FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK FUCK

395 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:01 pm

Chad Green came up big in a big spot, said never.

396 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:01 pm

But if we're talking game management, the decision to go to Green is mindboggling.

397 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:01 pm

And a two-run single exactly as I clicked post. Not surprised in the least.

398 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:02 pm

it's ovah.

399 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:02 pm

Well, I guess now I can focus on college football and the EPL.

400 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:03 pm

Who was the one that said they didn't like Verdugo? He is making your night.

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401 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:03 pm

so umm what just happened? did he try to go for two and was he out before or after the second run?

402 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:03 pm

Out after the run. 6-1.

403 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:04 pm

[402] thanks.

404 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:04 pm

Just cast your mind back to every game given away, every “gut punch” that ended with a hangdog press conference about how “the talent is here, we just need to get it together” … and how every time, what you said to yourself was: Dammit, if it all comes down to one game because of this…

Well, shit, it did. Reap what you sow.

There’s no real control over how well you pitch or how well you hit. But you can control dumb decisions. How many games did dumb cost the Yankees this year?

405 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:05 pm

[378] You're kidding right? The Yankees should be modeling off the Dodgers, not the Rays. They should have an all-star back up at every position and 5 ace starters.

406 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:05 pm

Why do we keep pinch hitting with Sanchez with no one on base? He isn't an OBP guy.

407 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:07 pm

[404] I was thinking the same thing tonight. Just one of those ridiculous losses...

408 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:07 pm

[405] about Hicks being a total zero? that's bollocks. he's a super talented baseball player.

409 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:08 pm

{406}
Don't you feel the "swinging at an outside slider you couldn't hit with a boat oar" sexy time?

410 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:08 pm

[408] Hicks is absolutely a plus player.

411 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:09 pm

I'm a big Hicks fan.

412 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:10 pm

After the Minnesota catch Hicks is my guy, full stop.

413 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:10 pm

Hicks is **so** far down the list of our problems ... but is still a problem.

414 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:10 pm

Time to go for some lunch. Let’s Go…Giants? Such an unlikes ke field this year, Rays, Astros, Cardinals, Dodgers….blechhhh

415 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:11 pm

Oooof.

416 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:11 pm

Doing my best with some Power of Suggestion IPA...

417 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:11 pm

Doesn't A-Rod know Rizzo is, you know, old?

418 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:12 pm

That was a dreadful comparison, Hank, agree. Mets we’re up & coming, Totally different scenario to Yankees now

419 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:12 pm

My guys are fucking CABBAGES in the box

420 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:12 pm

[405] but, yes, the yankees should definitely model after the dodgers and not the rays. that is an absolute. i don't see how aaron hicks is the major problem though. the injuries suck, but he's a switch-hitter with power, patience, and defense.

421 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:12 pm

[410] Premium defensive position and can get on base. And not at the end of their career.

422 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:12 pm

Hicks has exactly one solid season under his belt and it was largely one hot half of a season that produced those numbers and that ridiculous contract. He's not a plus to the lineup unless you're talking about him over Gardy

423 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:12 pm

[419] lol. Meanwhile, Mr Cabbagehead's garden is a fun card game...

424 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:13 pm

*Time to go for some lunch*
I am *far* more interested in Mr OK's lunch options than this Yankees team?
What are the choices?
Can we vote where you should go???

425 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:13 pm

[418] Second time he's said it tonight. He wants the Yankees to build around Judge and Rizzo.

426 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:14 pm

[414] yes, Giants, definitely! they're always my NL team anyway. i'd also root for the brew crew, but not after young devin williams breaking his pitching hand punching a wall. Go Giants!

hopefully, it's vs. the pale hose, 'coz i *really* HATE all the other AL teams

427 yankintexas   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:14 pm

[421] He's a career .233 BA and .330 OBP. That's not great for a guy who "gets on base" as his calling card

428 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:14 pm

[410] Last 3 seasons: 59, 54 (short season) and 32 games.

429 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:14 pm

Cult: Soba & fried tofu with wakame seaweed. Samosas, mutton daal curry & naan. OR Stone oven Italian pizza joint down the block…still considering

430 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:14 pm

Some udon ... tonkatsu ... bento box?
WHAT ARE WE TALKING!?!!!???

431 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:15 pm

I'd be a weeeeee bit afraid of "Soba & fried tofu with wakame seaweed. Samosas, mutton daal curry & naan." from one place.
Just sayin'

432 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:16 pm

So we go after hitters and pitch fierce down five runs in garbage time?

433 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:16 pm

[427] Right? Most importantly, he can't even get on the field.

434 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:17 pm

Arod really hates Gallo? Gallo does need to learn how to hit other than homeruns.

435 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:18 pm

[427] Wow, just looked at his stats. You are correct that he is probably not the answer. I thought his numbers were better than that. And so many missed games.

436 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:20 pm

This is one of those “more than one thing is true” deals.

1. I like Aaron Hicks
2. When he’s there he contributes
3. He’s not there nearly enough

437 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:20 pm

C Sanchez
1B LeMaheiu
2B Torres
3B Urshela
SS Seager
LF Gallo
CF Hicks
RF Judge
DH Stanton

P Cole
P Scherzer
P Severino
P Montgomery
P Cortes

438 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:21 pm

We’re all reduced to debating the merits and demerits of Aaron Hicks..Sigh..

439 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:21 pm

A-rod also REALLy *loves* the bunt. talks about it a ton. must have forgotten he was a big-time power hitter.

440 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:21 pm

at least Odor will be back next season!

441 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:21 pm

over/under on seeing 10 pitches this inning?

442 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:22 pm

salt on the wound - our Rule 5 guy is gonna end the season for us.

443 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:22 pm

Won't be a surprise if Stanton loses one into the night.

444 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:22 pm

Put one OVER the fucking wall this time, please.
Just to start the winter with a little dignity.

445 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:22 pm

Welp, there you go.

446 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:22 pm

Stanton!

447 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:23 pm

Yesss!

I’ll take it.

448 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:23 pm

Now we just need a grand slam!

449 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:23 pm

[438] We *could* discuss the merits of various types of bento boxes!
I'm a practical man!

450 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:23 pm

At least Stanton came to play.

451 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:24 pm

Oh that’s too sad if Gardy can’t get one last AB..

452 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:24 pm

pesky yankee

453 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:24 pm

He says if I’m too tired to carry this team and put two over the monster, I’ll take the easy route.

454 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:24 pm

Stanton has had himself a nice night.

455 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:24 pm

Grady ends his career on deck

456 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:25 pm

ok all good. Hopefully we can have a good off season.

457 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:25 pm

Thank you all for sharing the evening (morning). Here’s hoping for great games and game threads next year.

458 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:25 pm

Now: Go… Pale Hose? Or Dodgers.

459 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:25 pm

At least they will get stomped by the Rays.

460 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:25 pm

[437] I like it.

Oh, well. Seeya'll next season.

461 Hank Waddles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:26 pm

And there it is. A rough way for the season to end, but I want to thank everybody here for making the season -- and even tonight -- a lot more fun. I'm not sure what I'd do without the Banter and the Banterites. Thanks, everybody.

462 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:26 pm

Well, hey, at least it was over before Midnight. Yanks went quietly into the night during what turned out to be a misbegotten season. It’s never fun to lose against Boston but hard to get too upset about this one. This team just was not that good.

463 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:26 pm

And that's that.

Goodnight, Team.

Lovely sharing this clusterfuck with you guys.

464 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:26 pm

Go Giants!

465 Alex Belth   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:26 pm

461) Thank you for all you’ve contributed. And of course, huge high fives and hugs to all the Banterites. Love you guys.

466 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:26 pm

Rays haven't won a series, but I would like to see the White Sox. So it will probably be the Cheatin' Astros or Red Sox.

467 thelarmis   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:27 pm

Thank you, Alex, for leaving the light on for us.

Nice to be here with the Team tonight.

GO YANKS, 2022!!

468 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:27 pm

I am preparing a dummy to hang Phil Nevin in effigy.
Call it a Halloween decoration.

469 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:27 pm

Great seeing everyone here tonight even with the craptacular result. Next up: let’s go Knicks!

470 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:28 pm

Amid all the woolgathering and misty-eyed see-ya-next-years… let’s not forget to fire Phil Nevin, a lot, immediately..

471 Boatzilla   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:29 pm

Thanks so much, Alex.

Really appreciate you keeping this going, considering how very busy you are with other stuff.

472 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:30 pm

Maybe for Halloween I’ll shave my beard, put on an ice cream helmet, and go as Phil Nevin. I’ll just point all the children to run into traffic.

473 Shaun P.   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:30 pm

[461] [465] Thanks to you guys for leaving the lights on and all you do. Love you too, AB.

474 knuckles   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:31 pm

This team achieved exactly as much as it should have.

You can debate the merits, the culprits, etc. But this was a tremendously frustrating (though at times fun) season, and in the end they got no further than they deserved to.

Unlike 2017 and others of recent vintage where the ending really stung.

475 cult of basebaal   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:31 pm

Glad I found some time to spend with y'all (that's the Texan in me speaking) at the end.
Not surprised at the outcome, so not very disappointed; I'll try and stop in and say hi more often!

476 Bronx Boy in NC   ~  Oct 5, 2021 10:33 pm

Hear, hear re Alex B! Busy or quiet, it means a lot that the Banter is always there.

(Time for a new Tasters Cherce tho!)

Happy looking out the window and thinking about spring, everyone

477 seamus   ~  Oct 5, 2021 11:28 pm

sweet dreams all! Thanks Alex for leaving the lights on as others have said. There is something lovely about being able to come back here, converse and even disagree with old mates, in the key moments of the cycle that is baseball. Love yinz!

478 Greg G   ~  Oct 5, 2021 11:33 pm

Heartbreaker! The Yanks were an uneven team all year. Had to fight for wins and had very few blowout games.

The bullpen was gassed, and were asked to do too much tonight.

22 outs made at home. I like Phil Nevin as a human but he shouldn’t be coaching 3rd.

At least they cut down on the Double plays tonight but so few guys on base, I guess not as many opportunities. The most exciting part of the season was when most of the team had Covid and they started stealing bases.

The outfield next year will look pretty strange unless they can deal someone. Hicks was missed and Gardy was gritty but played too often. Surprisingly, he had a better 2nd half.

Rizzo is a good fit and Voit is never going to hold a candle to him defensively and carrying all that heavy muscle, he will likely be injured again. I know he wanted to play but he looked kind of angry the last few weeks coming up to pinch hit and didn’t seem like a team player.

Cole’s injury cost him, and I wonder if he got this start based on his former resume and not on what Boone’s eyes were seeing the last few starts?

This isn’t a team that you need to blow up but they definitely need to jettison some guys.

DJ was a huge loss tonight.

It’s tough when you have guys coming back after missing time and not in sync. Gio was out for a while. Severino just came back for a bit and Loiaziga. Greene has had a horrible 2nd half. At least Boone didn’t bring in Heaney.

I watched every inning this year and this team frustrated the shit out of me for most of the year. They were not consistent enough to win it all. The Rays would have destroyed them anyway.

The rotation and bullpen can still be great next year, and we just need to trade some mashers for grinders but who does that deal?

479 Evil Empire   ~  Oct 6, 2021 12:45 pm

I wanted to comment last night but I was traveling all over the state for work. I didn't even get to hear the game until I got in the car and turned on the radio to learn it was 3-0. I knew it was over, but I listened to the whole mess all the way home.

I think John Sterling was right when he said a lot of changes are needed simply because we don't score runs. He's right. We scored 711 runs this year. That's 232 less than 2019, 140 less than 2018, and 147 less than 2017! And, the 2021 Yankees actually OUTPERFORMED their Pythgorean expected record of 86-76!

It's been very clear to me for a long time that Aaron Boone is not a good manager. Gleyber and Sanchez have regressed. We run the bases horribly. We don't play good defense. We hit into a lot of double plays. And we can't even bunt! [Had Tyler Wade executed a bunt properly back on April 29 the Yanks probably wouldn't have lost to Baltimore. Did that matter? Well, if we'd won the game last night would have been at home -- but we weren't going to win it anyway].

But Cashman is the one who put this team together. He fired Girardi. He hired Boone. He signed Cole. He had a nearly all right-handed hitting team, which forced the acquisitions of Rizzo and Gallo. And he's the one who left Garrett Whitlock unprotected for the Rule 5 draft.

Fire Boone. Fire Cashman. Fire the coaches.

480 yankintexas   ~  Oct 6, 2021 10:19 pm

Early wish list:

- Freddie Freeman
- Corey Seager
- Robbie Ray

As for a new manager, unless Cashman gets the boot (doubt it) they will either stick with Boone or bring in another Boone type figurehead.

481 BobbyB   ~  Oct 6, 2021 10:39 pm

Stay healthy this off season, everyone. 2022 will be our year… I’m feeling it already!! I love all you guys.

482 knuckles   ~  Oct 14, 2021 11:02 pm

Alright. Neck deep into LA-SF game five,I have some thoughts on 2022

Thames, Nevin, and Pilittere are gone.

Keep Boone around but make sure he knows it’s contingent on the team not continuing to play below it’s abilities, or it’s on him.

Dump Sanchez for…anyone.

Sign Seager at SS for whatever it’ll take.
Try to resign Rizzo, and if so trade or non tender Voit (much as I love the guy)

Torres to 2B full time but hopefully with the message that he’s not expendable.

DJ and Gio to platoon 3B and 1B at times.

Not sure where they can get another OF, but Gardy should not come back.

Hopefully these moves will put the original baby bombers on notice that they’re not Supreme Court justices and guaranteed a spot for life.

Maybe this will create a little positive friction.

PS. Can’t believe Gallo is still pre-FA. I would dump him at the deadline for Matt Nokes if he reproduces his 2H 2021.

483 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 15, 2021 8:35 pm

Jeez..... Astros against Red Sox! Who do you root for???

484 knuckles   ~  Oct 15, 2021 9:44 pm

Dirty bomb beneath home plate?

485 OldYanksFan   ~  Oct 16, 2021 12:13 am

Well... I guess the lesser of 2 evils won.
I spent my whole adult life in NH, 70 miles north of Fenway.
But I can simply never root for the Sox.

486 rob_smith_51   ~  Oct 17, 2021 10:41 am

[483]. National league, I guess.

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