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Break Up the Yankees

Jeez, this is a better start than many of us anticipated—winning close games (Aaron Judge with a walk-off homer last night against a cement-mixer; Gleyber Torres with 5 RBI this afternoon) and giving a promising and exciting Mets team a run for the town’s attention. Something good for the time being in this cockamamie world.

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1 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 11, 2022 3:50 pm

Didn't see any of today's game. Let the good times roll.

2 rbj   ~  May 11, 2022 7:00 pm

Napped during Gleyber’s homer, walked the terrorists during his other knock.

3 GaryfromChevyChase   ~  May 12, 2022 11:05 am

It's kind of strange. Since we, as a group, always seem to look for the worst in our beloved Yanks, it's hard to feel any confidence. OTOH, as pointed out in the WashPo this AM, every time the Yanks have started with the record they now have, they've gone on to hoist the WS trophy! Of course, for most of those times, the only round of playoffs was the WS itself. Nevertheless, it is encouraging to see them excel in virtually all elements of the game. (I would love to see them squeeze bunt, especially against the shift!).

4 Hank Waddles   ~  May 12, 2022 11:22 am

Who are these "Mets" that you speak of?

5 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2022 7:04 pm

Evening, Team.

6 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2022 7:20 pm

I accept the two-run homer!

7 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2022 7:21 pm

[6] I accept it too.

8 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2022 7:25 pm

Okay, I think that's sufficient: it counts.

9 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2022 7:47 pm

Hmm.

10 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2022 7:52 pm

The Louis Gill Experiment.

11 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 12, 2022 8:00 pm

Home just in time to see a 2 run lead vanish in 5 minutes. Sigh.

12 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2022 8:08 pm

I am definitely accepting the triple.

13 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2022 8:09 pm

Holy shit.

14 RIYank   ~  May 12, 2022 8:11 pm

Although it seems like kind of a waste to homer right after a triple.
Still, I'm going to accept it!

15 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 12, 2022 8:11 pm

Just needed to wait another 5 minutes. Unsigh. Whoo--hoo!

16 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 12, 2022 8:12 pm

Stanton was all arms with that dinger.
Amazing.

17 knuckles   ~  May 12, 2022 9:21 pm

I’m really starting to enjoy this season, despite some of the players on the team. Is Gallo at all tradeable? I like him as a person, but he seems like a definite Javy V type who’d excel more easily elsewhere.
Donaldson not impressing much to date, but the D is solid.

18 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 12, 2022 9:40 pm

Booooooooooooooo! Catch the Fucking pop up. Little leaguers do it!

19 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 12, 2022 9:46 pm

Kboooooom!

20 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 12, 2022 10:03 pm

Bullpen fail.

21 knuckles   ~  May 12, 2022 10:14 pm

[20] to be fair, they were due. It’s basically a 1.5 inning game right now. Or free baseball.

Jeez, pitchers are just going at Gallo right now.

22 OldYanksFan   ~  May 12, 2022 10:26 pm

WWWOOOWWW!!!

23 knuckles   ~  May 12, 2022 10:27 pm

Two run IF single! Amazing.

24 knuckles   ~  May 12, 2022 10:27 pm

A Rizzo bomb would ice this cake.

25 OldYanksFan   ~  May 12, 2022 10:33 pm

There's the icing!

26 OldYanksFan   ~  May 12, 2022 10:35 pm

Wow! Chapman proof.

27 knuckles   ~  May 12, 2022 10:36 pm

Woooo!

That YES shot of the home crowd leaving in a hurry was savage/priceless.

28 Hank Waddles   ~  May 12, 2022 10:45 pm

Yes, that shot was brutal!

29 OldYanksFan   ~  May 12, 2022 10:50 pm

I love that overhead shot.

30 OldYanksFan   ~  May 12, 2022 10:52 pm

I say trade Hicks, and bring back Gritner...

31 knuckles   ~  May 12, 2022 10:53 pm

Glad to see Gallo dink in that single. Every little bit helps.

32 knuckles   ~  May 12, 2022 10:55 pm

[30] please no. Gardner earned every minute of his retirement.
That said, the fact that the only reliable OF we have are two tight end sized sluggers does give pause.

33 OldYanksFan   ~  May 12, 2022 10:59 pm

O'Neill is actually turning into a good broadcaster.

34 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 13, 2022 7:20 pm

[33] Yeah, Paulie's all right.

35 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 13, 2022 7:23 pm

Stanton's in monster mode.

36 rbj   ~  May 13, 2022 7:26 pm

I approve of Stanton hitting two run homers.

37 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 13, 2022 7:30 pm

[36] I won't even call City Hall to complain.

38 knuckles   ~  May 13, 2022 7:44 pm

That first inning was a whole novel.
Just bummed this was an 8pm start because I’m coaching six year old twins soccer at 8am tomorrow.

39 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 13, 2022 7:45 pm

I know! That's exactly what it was.

40 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 13, 2022 8:37 pm

Both this motherfuckers routinely hit monster shots the other way.

Breathtaking to behold.

41 knuckles   ~  May 13, 2022 8:55 pm

Judge and Stanton locked in at the same time feels a bit like the old description of the Ruth/Gehrig teams: Score four in the first and then gradually pull away.

Apologies if I’m not typing that old bromide with complete accuracy.

42 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 13, 2022 9:46 pm

[41] The tack-on runs just make me so happy.

43 rob_smith_51   ~  May 14, 2022 6:38 am

Got tickets for Sunday's game. Last Yankee game that I went to, Nick Swisher (and 2 others) hit a homer at the stadium to beat the Phillies.

44 rbj   ~  May 14, 2022 6:30 pm

Great, Yankees going to lose 1-0

45 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 14, 2022 7:04 pm

Paul O'Neill casually talking about hitting 500 in HS and then getting drafted. I wish. Lol...

46 Boatzilla   ~  May 14, 2022 7:16 pm

This game is going slow AF.

47 Boatzilla   ~  May 14, 2022 7:19 pm

I wish someone would do a study on why certain pitchers get little-to-no run support.

Monty has suffered this in other seasons as well.

48 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 14, 2022 7:24 pm

Straight up shit luck. Or maybe nobody likes Jordan. ; )

49 Boatzilla   ~  May 14, 2022 7:34 pm

[48] I was thinking it could have something to do with a pitcher's pacing. If they work slower, the guys are standing around longer and it's longer between at-bats, etc.

50 rbj   ~  May 14, 2022 8:26 pm

25 runs the last two games, tonight, bupkus.

51 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 14, 2022 9:21 pm

Very interesting.

52 OldYanksFan   ~  May 14, 2022 9:37 pm

I hate Chapman.

53 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 14, 2022 9:39 pm

Fucking Bollocks!

54 OldYanksFan   ~  May 14, 2022 9:42 pm

Terrible terrible AB by Donaldson.

55 rbj   ~  May 15, 2022 1:13 pm

So double digit runs today?

56 rbj   ~  May 15, 2022 1:43 pm

I’ll take that.

57 rbj   ~  May 15, 2022 1:45 pm

And that.

58 rbj   ~  May 15, 2022 1:46 pm

That as well.

59 rbj   ~  May 15, 2022 3:14 pm

Rats, shutout gone.

60 rbj   ~  May 15, 2022 3:33 pm

Gallo with the insurance!

61 rbj   ~  May 15, 2022 3:43 pm

Yay, nice win!

62 RIYank   ~  May 15, 2022 3:49 pm

Nice and easy!

63 rob_smith_51   ~  May 15, 2022 5:47 pm

That was an interesting game to attend. We got to our seats at the end of the first inning. The Yankees only had base runners in the 2nd inning and 9th inning. Their pitchers looked really good. Fortunately Nestor was on fire and had a few nice plays by Donaldson. He looked a bit shaky in the eighth, but got through it. We left with 2 outs in the 9th but stopped to watch Gallo's ab. Glad we got to see that before we took off.

64 rbj   ~  May 16, 2022 6:07 pm

Stuck with the Orioles broadcast.

65 rbj   ~  May 16, 2022 6:08 pm

We better get that low strike too, Blue.

66 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:13 pm

Evening, Team!
Let's kick some ass in Baltimore now.

67 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:14 pm

[63] Donaldson was on fire yesterday, to be sure.

68 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2022 6:20 pm

Bal'more hasn't been as as awful as predicted, certainly several other worse teams out there (hello Reds!). Always like games at Camden Yards, most beautiful place to watch a game alongside Dodger Stadium.

69 rbj   ~  May 16, 2022 6:22 pm

Nerts

70 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:24 pm

You know what I love about playing Bal'more?
Ok, I'll tell you!
I've been rewatching The Wire so it's nice to see the two worlds coming together. :)

71 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 6:28 pm

Joey!

72 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:29 pm

I could see that happening in slow motion the way he was bumbling towards that ball.

sigh

73 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2022 6:32 pm

[70] I watched The Wire for the first time just a couple months ago! It finally hit the streaming services here in Japan, was incredible! (except season 5, that was big mistake..)

74 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 6:32 pm

Gleyber! Noice.

75 rbj   ~  May 16, 2022 6:35 pm

Wow, not even a run.

76 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:36 pm

[73] Yeah, it's amazing. The writing is just incredibly tight. And it's so funny.

Season 5 was the newspaper season, right? Yeah, that was the weak link, for sure.

77 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 6:36 pm

[73] The whole season? Frankly, I can't remember...the all run together to me.

Omar Little was the best character, IMHO.

78 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:36 pm

[75] Not even a run.

79 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:37 pm

[77] RIP

80 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2022 6:37 pm

Wowza! What getting out of that inning scoreless just lucky?
(or good Karma?)

81 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 6:38 pm

Hicks is just awful.

82 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2022 6:43 pm

Huzzah to The Wire.
Go Yankees!

83 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2022 6:49 pm

[81] Should I call Gritner?

84 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2022 6:53 pm

Why did the O's make that huge change to LF?? Looks strange.

85 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 6:54 pm

[84] They thought the juiced ball was here to stay.

86 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 6:55 pm

Giancarlo!
...but learn how to run the bases.

87 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2022 6:56 pm

Anyone else notice that Stanton was running with his eyes closed?

88 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 7:11 pm

Check out Trevino!!

HA!

89 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 7:16 pm

(laughing--remember back in the olden days? When Alex yelled "HA!"? those were fun times.)

90 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 7:18 pm

Cameron needs to talk a little less, IMHO. He has insightful nuggets, but he blathers on about each point until it's worn out.

91 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 7:19 pm

[90] He'll learn. :)

92 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 7:21 pm

[89] Ha! I remember it well. The zaniest narrative from that scenario was that he somehow interfered with the player. Imagine an NBA player suggesting something similar.

93 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2022 7:24 pm

5-30-2007 lol...
https://youtu.be/x9NSSCzrnRw

94 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2022 7:30 pm

[89] In retrospect, everyone was way too hard on A-Rod. Guess he brought some of it on himself, but still..

95 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 7:33 pm

[93] Thanks for sharing. He probably said more but so what? Own your fuck up.

96 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2022 7:34 pm

The Yankees don't win the 2009 Serious without Alex. He is, was, and will always be a goof. Doesn't bother me any. : )

97 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 7:36 pm

[94] He tried to glean his image too carefully and it came across as affected, and that irked people.

98 rbj   ~  May 16, 2022 7:40 pm

Harold Reynolds when he started at ESPN was awful. But he’s turned into a very good in studios analyst. Not very good in the broadcast booth.

99 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 7:45 pm

Joey Gallo is not very good at baseball.

I guarantee you, next time he hits a homer, everyone at YES will talk about it like it's the second coming and he's turned a corner, blah, blah, blah....

100 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 7:52 pm

Question to Banterites.

Jose Trevino.
In the booth they are pronouncing it "Treviño" but I haven't seen a tilde over the "n" in print.

What gives?

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101 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2022 7:53 pm

Batters looking for heat on 3-2 and he's dropping hooks. No chance.

102 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 7:58 pm

[93] Omg, it's as funny as the day it happened.
God, that was so fucking funny!

And hats off to Kenny! How the hell did he know what happened?

103 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 8:00 pm

[94] Commission a portrait of yourself as a centaur and people are going to get the creeps a little bit maybe. :)

104 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 8:02 pm

[100] I'd tell you but I'd have to kill you.

105 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2022 8:23 pm

Oh no, the 'running out the ground ball is real hustle' BS...really hate when the announcers go on about that.

106 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 8:31 pm

Hahahahahahahah!

107 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 8:33 pm

[105] That's a Kay Trope.
They'll never touch the real Charlie Hustle. Pete used to sprint to first on walks.

108 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 8:35 pm

[104] This is the kinda stuff that keeps me up at night.

109 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2022 8:38 pm

Damn! Rizzo is good!

110 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 8:45 pm

Cameron is kindly saying, "anyone but Chapman."

111 Ara Just Fair   ~  May 16, 2022 8:48 pm

Hey Weeping, David Simon has a current show on HBO titled, "We Own this City." It's no "The Wire" but it's damn good. Catch it in 10 years!
; )

112 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 8:48 pm

Yaayyyyy!!!

Donaldson en fuego!

113 OldYanksFan   ~  May 16, 2022 8:48 pm

We sometimes forget...
https://youtu.be/XX2sA4wS-g8

114 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 8:53 pm

[108] laughing

[109] That was a nice, short swing.

[11] I know! I'm looking forward to watching it! (In ten years. Hahahahah!)

115 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 8:55 pm

Chapman proof?

116 Boatzilla   ~  May 16, 2022 8:55 pm

[113] Great stuff.

117 weeping for brunnhilde   ~  May 16, 2022 9:07 pm

Another great win, Team!

118 Mr OK Jazz Tokyo   ~  May 16, 2022 9:17 pm

Yankees - Angels ALCS? Then a Subway Series? Sox in last place at home with management counting their Liverpool FC trophies?

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