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Uh-Oh, These Guys

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The bad guys. Who are sort of sucking this year.

GIT ‘EM, BOYS.

Never mind the chirpin’:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Go On

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…with your impressive selves. The Yanks have had a good couple of weeks. Won again yesterday to complete a four-game sweep in Oakland. They are sniffing .500.

For this we are pleased, we truly are because you got to take what’s there to be had. Every little bit counts, as they say on the telethons.

 

One At a Time

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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!

Golden State Weekend

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Second of four tonight in Oakland.

Never mind the sunsets:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Green and Gold

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You know, I watched about 95% of the games in 1998 but one that I missed was the comeback where Straw hit the grand slam. I might have even started watching it but I missed the comeback, one of their best of the season. I just remember waking up like it had been a happy dream, which is what that whole season was anyway.

Point is, it’s hard to stay up for games in Oakland. Least it’s always been for me. At least on a school night.

That said, I like that I have a choice and sometimes I’ll just hang on and watch a game until it’s over just because.

Never mind the peppermint tea:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Rock Springs

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Good Gosh, I’m remiss. Really lagging behind events these days. The Yanks lost last night cause Sluggo Pineda can’t get his lumbering ass in gear; they’ll need to grab a “W” tonight in order to avoid being swept in Arizona of all places.

We’ll be up late root-root-rooting them on—at least some of us will.

Never mind the warm milk:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Ok, Let’s Try That Again

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Well, okay, so things didn’t go so well for young Chad Green last night. He took a thumping but he’s not the first and won’t be the last.

Back at it again tonight in the desert:

Never mind the ghosts:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Chad Green, This Is Your Life

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Welcome to the big leagues, Hoss.

Never mind the memories:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Winds Light to Variable


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Kinda sorta overcast. And cooler today. Ah, spring.

More baseball as the Yanks look to win their third straight series (and against good teams too, no foolin’). Yesterday, their dynamic bullpen trio of Betances, Miller and Chapman (already dubbed, “No Run-DMC”), worked for the first time together and they were as good as advertised as the Yanks won, 2-1.

Never mind the showers:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

So Fresh (So Fresh)


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Last night was Chris Sale and bad luck for Luis Severino.

Drag.

Back at it this afternoon.

Never mind the sunblock:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

 

Go Figure

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Yanks go out and take 3 of 4 against the World Champs. Not bad.

It’s rainy and supposed to stay that way all weekend. A winning White Sox team is in town. Let’s see how many they get in.

Never mind the puddles:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Put the Needle to the Groove

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Michael Pineda gets hit hard early then settles down. He takes his time between pitches, talking to himself, brushing things away with his hands. He looks like he’s dragging ass, like he’s lallygagging. I’m not sure it’s fair to say he’s actually lallygagging but something sure seems to get in his way. He couldn’t recover from an early pounding and the Yanks took it on the chin, 7-3.

They still have a shot to win the series. Let’s see what they’ve got for us tonightski.

Never mind the pollen:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Here and Now

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I was on the subway today and I started to laugh when I thought about the Banter. I didn’t have time to post a recap of last night’s entertaining game and instead of being pissed or upset I just laughed about it. We’re worse than the old New York Times when you wouldn’t get the west coast box scores until three days later. Ha.

The Banter is like having a country house that you don’t go to so much anymore but you can’t get rid of it, it means too much. I’m just so busy elsewhere these days I don’t have the availability to maintain a steady posting schedule here. Don’t take it personally. It’s not you, it’s me.

That said, the reasons I’m not posting as much here are great—I’m busy and enjoying the hell out of my work. That doesn’t happen often so I’m appreciating that as much as I can.

Yanks back at it tonight, going for a third straight. Is that too much to ask?

Never mind the gorgeous weather!

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Push it Along

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Tanka Time.

Never mind the chill:

Let’s Go Yan-Kees!

Made in the Shade

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So go figure, Eovaldi was great, David Price wasn’t and the Yanks cruised to an 8-2 win. How nice. Not as nice as Bartolo Colon hitting a home run, maybe, but we’ll take it.

They’ll play against tonight.

In the meantime, Happy Mother’s Day everyone.

Sweet and Meaty

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Big Papi did plenty of barking last night and with Nathan Eovaldi on the hill you’ve got to figure he’ll do some biting today. I’m thinking a couple of homers. He is, after all, dynamite on the big stage.

Yanks in the roll of underdog, go figure. Let’s see if they can scrap out another win.

Never mind the theatrics:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

The Full Fufkin

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The Sox are in town and the Yanks assume the position. Needles to say it’s supposed to rain all weekend.

C.C. joins Alex on the DL. Getting late early folks.

Never mind the forecast:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Whadda Ya Hear, Whadda Ya Say?

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Here at Bronx Banter we’re not so much on top of the news these days. Due to my work schedule posting is down considerably—and just as the Yanks head into their losing seasons, so like a Yankee fan, right? Anyhow, I’m resigned to this being a losing season so I don’t feel any urgency in letting you know what you already know—the Yanks lost again last night. Course, they’ll be at it again tonight and we will be rooting. Cause that’s what we do no matter how cruddy the squad is.

Never mind bitchin’:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Dem Boids

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Yanks visit Baltimore for the first time this year.

Um, hey fellas, how bout a win?

Never mind the drizzle:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

Yanks Headed For a Lost Weekend in Boston

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The Yanks are so lousy right now the announcers were cranky with them last night.

Gwon’ be a mighty long season, ain’t it?

Ah, never mind nuthin’:

Let’s Go Yank-ees!

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