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Sell High

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Well, say what you want about this team—and there isn’t all that much to say—at least those three guys in the bullpen are tough, tough, tough. They nailed down a 2-1 win yesterday and that’s how it rolls for the Bombers this year. I don’t know about you, but I hope the Yanks move all the pieces they can—Miller, Beltran, Chapman—if they get the chance. Sell high, you guys.

More this afternoon. Hot, hot, hot in the Bronx. Yanks looking to Nathan Eovaldi to pitch deep into the game.

Never mind the cold compress:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Got a Fever of 103


It’s a good number for me—I lived on 103rd Street when I was little—and it’s a good on the radar gun, especially when Mr. Chapman is on the hill. The dude was throwing vapor last night as the Yanks beat the Twins, 5-3.

Ridiculously beautiful day here in the Bronx. Nice afternoon for some ball.

Never mind the suntan lotion:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Up Around The Bend


Yanks host the…Rockies…because Interleague makes life better? I dunno, I can’t figure why they’re playing the Rockies but there you have it.

Never mind the humidity:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Sunday Smile


The Yanks scored seven runs in the final three innings yesterday, survived a shaky performance by Aroldis Chapman and hung on for a 7-6 win.

Happy Father’s Day to you all.

Never mind the neckties:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Now, You’re Talking


Yanks Smash, we smile. Love that Tanaka, too.

This afternoon, more:

Never mind the sunshine:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Didi, C.C., and The Big Three

Didi G

Super nice win last night, thank you Didi. Also, is C.C. having a lovely year so far or what? So pleased for him.

[Photo Credit: Jesse Johnson/USA Today, via Pinstripe Alley]

Dag, I Say, Dag, Son


Man, the Yanks have put a beatin’ on the Angels, huh?

Last night was dumb fun!


Spring Cleaning


What a fun win that was last night. Just when the Yanks were getting aced by an old junk-baller, too. McCann’s homer was tremendous (especially after hitting a homer foul the previous pitch) and Castro’s wasn’t half bad neither—mmm’ belly to belly, as John said.

And then Carlos with the game-winner.

Pretty cool, indeed.

Never mind the Halos:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags

Return to Sender


Worth the wait? Hardly. A rain delay helped foul up a late-inning appearance by Aroldis Chapman as the Orioles came from behind to beat the Yanks, 3-1.


Tonight, the Yanks host the Angels remember when they used to be a nemesis? Not so much these days, huh?

Ah, never mind the sun rays:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!




Ah, a plump 7-0 lead, cool. Sure, some of those runs came because fortune was on the Yankees’ side—ground balls scooting by the infielders, blooper falling in front of outfielders—but I wasn’t complaining.

Then, Nova stalled and the O’s came charging back and cut the lead to 7-6 over the course of a half-inning.

Andrew Miller and Aroldis Chapman then made like the studs they are, shutting the O’s down in the 8th and 9th, Alex Rodriguez added an RBI single and the Yanks escaped with an 8-6 win.

Ol’ C.C. is on the hill this afternoon.

Never mind those storm clouds:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!


Moving Right Along


Except of course the Yanks aren’t in Detroit this weekend but Baltimore. Right. No, seriously, I’m on top of it.

Lordy. Never mind the tardiness around here:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Shopping For Runs

ice cream truck

So, yeah, that didn’t go too well, did it? The Yanks got trounced in Canada and now they’re in Detroit for the weekend. Elmore Country! (What was the Elmore novel where the bad guy came from Canada to Detroit? Killshot, that’s it.)

Let’s hope for better results.

Never mind the M*A*S*H unit:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Picture by Bags. 

All Tied Up In Nots

Walk_in_walk_out*Sigh*, let’s see what the Bumm- uh, Bombers did last night…

Hmm, lots of goose eggs in the box score, oh look they managed to push across a run in the second, and dayum, Austin Romine nearly had an extra base hit that could have possibly sparked a much needed and welcomed rally, but some guy on the Blue Jays named Kevin Pillar, whose name sounds too coincidentally like another former Yankee Killer, secured a spot on the Summer Olympics swim team by completing what amounts to be a horizontal swan dive to catch Romine’s sure-shot double, wowing fans and broadcasters alike, while at the same time diminishing any hope that the Yanks would have at least a break in the monotony of loser baseball.  Not just losing, mind you; everybody loses, but when you’re third to last in OPS throughout the season, can’t quite catch up to .500, have essentially five DHs in the lineup who hit for horseshit (our favorite type of fertilizer in these parts, though nothing seems to be growing from it) and a notebook full of whimsy and mystical wonders, you my friend are looking at loser baseball.  Of course, the advantages are clearly potential; higher position in the draft (and thank the stars James Dolan doesn’t run the this team or we’d be out of the draft for the next ten years), time for your prospects to prepare themselves for the leap by adjusting to (or as the case may be, healing from ) AAA play, and in effect driving advertising and broadcast package rates down a notch in the long run because no one in their right minds would pay high rates to watch this over and over again (at least I would hope not for their sake).

This team has me writing in sarcasm-laden parentheticals these days. Bummer.

So, in short, J.A. wins again because he somehow owns the Yanks, CC loses again mainly due to the lack of offense and a neurotic need to use the bullpen to stave off BB (Bulllpen Boredom), and Yank fans are likely contemplating a membership to AA (no need to explain).  Yanks lose 4-1. *sigh*

Inside Outski


Man, yesterday’s game was a beaut. The Yanks got one-hit but still managed to win because that one hit was a two-run home run by Starlin Castro. Nathan Eovaldi was stingy, allowing a run over six innings and the Yanks Big Three did the voodoo that they do so well to end it.

Final Score: Yanks 2, Rays 1.

Tonight, the boys start a three-game series vs those nasty Jays.

Never mind the posturing:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Bomb Popped


Big Mike got bombed today and though the Yankee offense growled they couldn’t score enough to comeback.




It’s funny—Masahiro Tanaka hasn’t needed that TJ surgery after all. He’s been really solid, huh?

Nice win the Yanks last night and perhaps there’s more where that came from this afternoon.

Never mind the humidity:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!



Yanks are down in Tampa—at their very own house of horrors—for the weekend. Hey, at least it’s got air-conditioning.

Never mind the bloomin’ onions:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

This Offense Is Lacking… Yep And The Offense Is Missing, Too

05497-732What is there to say? CC, showing obvious signs of being a real pitcher, was let down once again by the lineup (and some would say The Binder, which is steadily taking on more significant (if not welcome or tactful) connotation. Let’s not waste too much time on this: despite feasting on weak teams like any Yankee team should, they have a hard time (as usual of recent seasons) dealing with competitive teams.  Toronto may not necessarily be as competitive as they were last year, but they have more operative pieces than the Yanks do this season, and those came to use for the Jays today, enough for a 3-1 victory.  Meh.  This is what mediocre looks like. If the plan goes the way most hope, we won’t have to look at this for too long (as long as a a couple years is not too long for you).

Some news of note, Chad Jennings also reports that Slade Heathcott has again been released by the team. The popular, but oft-injured outfielder was removed from the 40-man so A-Rod could return from the 15-day DL, also noting that while the team had other options, they chose to release Heathcott.  Being that he’s currently on the DL, is this merely a procedural move in order to sign him to another deal as before, or has he basically run out of time? With Ben Gamel coming off the bench for the big team and a plethora of OF options, it’s hard to tell, but it’s not a good look.  (Update: looks like a big fat Nope) Also, catching über-prospect Gary Sanchez has a displaced thumb fracture on his throwing arm.  While this is a blow to SWB as he was very productive to this point, there is actual (if not exciting) organizational depth to cover his absence for the time being.  All this, plus Greg Bird gone for the season and now Sanchez in limbo, it’s been a very forgettable 2016 overall.  Yet .500 is within reach and at least… well, at least… I dunno, it’s not that cold anymore?

Rock Steady


The Go-Figure Yanks continued their winning ways last night blanking the Jays.

Do we dare ask for more? (Dare, Dare)

Never mind the warmth:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

One At a Time


Dag, what do you know? The Yanks are out there on the west coast winning ballgames, y’all. I have to say I’m thrilled that C.C. pitched so well on Friday night. Sober, pitching well at home, man, it must have been a special moment for him.

In the meantime, the Yanks won again yesterday and have a shot at a sweep this afternoon.

Never mind the afternoon shadows:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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