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Always the same when the Yanks are out in Anaheim. Bad things happen. The blew two games that were winnable. Duh-Rag.

Now for 4 in Oakland. Let’s hope things turn back our way.

They sure don’t for my boy, Greg Bird. Oy and Veh.

Never mind the late nights:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Aie, Aie


Oh, man. Well, you knew something had to give. Unfortunately, it was C.C.’s hamstring, which chased him from the game early and will likely put him on the D.L. In the meantime, Tyler Clippard gave up a late lead for the second-straight night and the Yanks fell in extra innings to the Angels, 3-2.

Quelle dommage.

Munch a Buncha

In n Out Burger

The Big Fella is on the bump for our boys tonight.

Let’s hope he keeps on keepin’ on.

Never mind the bandwagon:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Come and Get It (While the Gettin’ is Good)

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If you stayed up late to watch the game last night sleep came easily after Aaron Judge’s 2-run homer in the 8th put the Yanks ahead for good.

I think I can safely speak for most Yankee fans when I say—Pinch me.

Final: Yanks 5, Angels 3.

Tanaka was not great but he was better. Thank you, kindly, my dude.

A Way Out West

L.A. Sunset

Masahiro Tanaka looks to get himself straight tonight in Anaheim. Yanks are on the west coast all week—3 in Orange County, followed by a 4-game series in Oakland.

Never mind the In-and-Out Burgers!

Let’s Go Yank-ees!


Afternoon Art

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Painting by Will Rafuse. 

Taster’s Cherce

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Sour raspberry float with marshmallow creme. Uh, d’okay.

Bronx Bombing (Duck Alert)

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I don’t remember who around here came up with the concept of “The Score Truck.” Was it Hank Waddles or Chyll Will? Or someone else. Man, I don’t recall but I know it was created because the Yanks were having trouble scoring runs.

These days, not so much. Feels like every game they win is a blowout.

Yesterday, it was over before it started. Though Chris Tillman retired the first two batters, Aaron Judge followed with a rope into the left field seats, the kind of home run Dave Winfield and Gary Sheffield used to hit (and the kind that lights up the Exit Velocity Meter these days). Before the inning was over, the Yanks scored 6 runs. And a long night ended with a lopsided, 16-3 final score.


More this afternoon on a scorcher in the BX.

Never mind prosperity:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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A-Aron—No, the Other One

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Aaron Hicks continues the greatest season of his career with a couple of homers on Friday night as the Yanks breezed to an 8-2 win over the visiting O’s. It was close for awhile and Jordan Montgomery was excellent again. My pal Glenn Stout is a pitching fanatic and he thinks Montgomery is a unique blend of Andy Pettite’s size and motion, Jimmy Key’s approach, and Dennis Rasmussen’s stiffness.

Good one. 

More tonight with our guy, Luis Severino on the hill. I like him more than any Yankee starter right now.

Never mind the heat wave:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Moving On

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Yanks beating the Sox, especially when they blow them out, never gets old and so Thursday’s 9-1 romp was a pleasure. David Price took a beatin’, led by Gary Sanchez who hit a couple of homers and had 5 RBI.

The Orioles are in town for the weekend and with it the weather has turned warm, positively summerish.

Never mind the climate shock:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Who’s Zoomin’ Who?

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The Yanks poured it on last night and beat the snot out of the Sox (8-0), backed by another stellar outing from ol’ C.C. Sabathia.

Nice be nice if they can take the series with a win tonight.

David Price—who is at odds with the Boston media—goes against our dude, Big Mike Pineda.

Never mind the chill (what month is this again?):

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Don’t Look Back

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There is a growing sense of concern about what is wrong with our man Masahiro, who was smacked around again last night. He’s been horseshit for too long now. Maybe it’s an extended slump but it has everyone’s attention now, Lord save us.

Drew Poweranz faired better but was just as horseshit, going to 3-2 on virtually every batter, throwing 498 pitches in 5 innings, and generally boring the bejesus out of the masses. Yanks had plenty of chances but did not cash in. Aaron Judge had two big whiffs late after a single, double and crashing defensive play in right.

5-4 was the Final and there was plenty to curse and moan about from where we’re sitting, right gang?

More tonight. The Big Fella. Not Jackie Bradley Jr.’s bud. You know him as C.C.

Never mind the creepers:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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The Other Guys


The Sox are in town for a 3-game series on a damp week in New York. Most the the citizens I’ve encountered lately are cranky that we’re in June but it still feels like April out there. I’m pleased that there has been plenty of water at least. The green is brilliant in these long days.

Yanks hold a 2 game lead over the Sox.

Our man Masahiro gets he nod in the opener. That is usually a good thing. But he’s been so inconsistent these days you don’t know what to expect. Here’s hoping he works it out and has a good outing.

Never mind the footsteps:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!


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Yeah, that is how it went in Toronto—a split. Which is a drag because the Yanks held a 2-0 lead yesterday with Luis Severino pitching well. But the Jays rallied late, on two home runs, to pull out a 3-2 win (this after the teams exchanged blows— 7-5 Jays, and 7-0 Yanks, on Friday and Saturday, respectively).

Supposed to rain in town all week. Day gives a day off and then the Yanks host the Red Sox for a 3-game series.

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Boomtown Rats

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Yanks put a hurting on the Blue Jays last night, led by two substantial taters by Gary Sanchez. C.C. looked good and the Yanks romped, 12-2.

Big Mike takes the hill tonight.

Never mind the Bad Guys:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Ugh. These Guys.

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The O’s repaid the favor and put a beatin’ on the Yanks last night to the tune of 10-4. Masahiro got roughed up again, Yanks left a ton of runners on base.

I don’t know about you, but there wasn’t one of those three games in Baltimore that was worth half a shit from a fan’s perspective. Really boring baseball.

Yanks are up in Toronto for a long four-game series against the dreaded Blue Jays.

Never mind the chumps:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Gardy Goes Yardy, Matt Holliday hits a pair, Luis Severino is sharp and the Yanks bomb the O’s, 8-3.

Masahiro goes tonight. See if he has his good stuff a second straight outing. See if he is gutty tonight. Gritsy and Gutsy.

Never mind the boo birds:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Tiptoe Through the Tulips

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Well, the Orioles weren’t going to keep losing forever so of course they edged out the Yanks on Monday, 3-2. Jordan Montgomery didn’t go deep but the bullpen was stellar. Aaron Judge hit a solo home run in the loss.

More tonight with ‘Lil Severino.

Never mind this chilly spring weather:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Make That To Stay

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Maybe it doesn’t take some kind of genius to call Aaron Judge’s homers but I will say I looked at the TV screen yesterday when he came up to bat with the bases loaded, saw the score was 2-1 Oakland and said, “It’s gonna be 5-2 in a minute.” Even though Starlin Castro had just whiffed on three pitches, you don’t see Judge hacking too much. Sure enough, he inside-outed a line drive into the cheap seats in right. It was far from majestic but it did the trick.

Yanks hung on to beat the A’s 9-5 and take the series.

Today, they are down in Baltimore for a Memorial Day matinee.

Never mind the slumping Boids:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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Close…AND Have a Cigar!

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If Friday night was confounding for Yankee fans yesterday returned the favor to the A’s, mostly in the guise of home plate umpire Will Little whose liberal strike zone frustrated the Bejesus out of the visiting team. In the 8th inning, Jed Lowrie and manager Bob Melvin were both tossed for arguing balls and strikes (balls that were called strikes, that is—and they had legit beef). Dellin Betances doesn’t often need help, but give him borderline pitches and he is untouchable.

Anyhow, on a day when the Yanks were held to just a couple of hits (including a big 2-run homer by Matt Holliday), they will take the “W” without complaints. C.C. pitched well and Gary Sanchez made a wonderful throw from his knees to nail an attempted steal attempt at second base. Aaron Judge had a ball pop out of Starlin Castro’s glove into his own (happy birthday), and then almost wiped out Chris Carter trying to catch another fly ball (Judge made the catch and survived a swipe to the noggin from Carter’s glove—a mere flesh wound).

Still overcast in the Boogie Down but a little warmer today. Sun is peaking out.

Let’s hope the Yanks can get the series win. The A’s don’t seem all that good but they are plucky.

Never mind the barbecue:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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