Beckett, CC. Sox-Yanks Gamer

Don't look left or right, just straight ahead as the Sox and Yanks battle.


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  • apparently the game is on fox…that means we gotta listen to those 2 clowns buck and mac…sheesh, i’d rather listen to a team of orsillyo and sterling…or, i can just turn the sound off…

    dc May 14, 2011, 6:08 pm
  • Way to get out of trouble there.
    Yeah, thank good old nepotism for 1/2 of the announcing crew tonight.

    DustyDrB - YF May 14, 2011, 7:28 pm
  • Jeter up the middle. Lead-off man on.

    DustyDrB - YF May 14, 2011, 7:30 pm
  • yep. sterling and waldmyn is what i get by default on CBS, no vid on; or I could listen to EEI. I think I am going to listen to WADO and realize how much I wish I spoke Spanish.

    attackgerbil May 14, 2011, 7:46 pm
  • If I ever meet a copy writer who penned an plug script that leads with “in this economy” I will proud of my restraint for not punching him in the neck..

    attackgerbil May 14, 2011, 7:55 pm
  • I think Jorge is retiring.
    I would rejoice.

    krueg May 14, 2011, 7:56 pm
  • Posada announcing retirement after game? Holy shit.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 7:58 pm
  • Now we can get a REAL DH…bring Godzilla home?

    krueg May 14, 2011, 8:00 pm
  • We may literally never score a run again. Ever.

    krueg May 14, 2011, 8:12 pm
  • This defies explanation. How an entire team can just completely suck at the exact same time.
    Have we been this bad since the 80’s? Seriously.

    krueg May 14, 2011, 8:25 pm
  • So who is the Yankees’ DH now if Posada retires? Jones? His 72 OPS+ isn’t any better than Posada’s 70 OPS+.

    Paul SF May 14, 2011, 8:26 pm
  • Montero or a trade.

    krueg May 14, 2011, 8:31 pm
  • Ugh…Now its Joe Buck, Tim Mccarver, and Sarah freaking Silverman.
    They found a way to make the broadcast team worse.

    DustyDrB - YF May 14, 2011, 8:35 pm
  • Muting the TV…

    DustyDrB - YF May 14, 2011, 8:37 pm
  • They’re better than watching our team. Who is just in a mind-numbing state of awful at this point.

    krueg May 14, 2011, 8:40 pm
  • Nice hit Jacoby. Sorry but I like Buck and McCarver. C’mon Gonzo.

    BrentY SF May 14, 2011, 8:52 pm
  • 2 runs could be enough, but the way the Sox are this year I won’t be comfortable with less than 10 or so.

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 8:54 pm
  • Of course you do brent…they HATE the Yankees. I’m pretty sure they want to have a three-way with Pedroia.
    Enjoy your sweep boys.
    I’m going to watch the hockey game.

    krueg May 14, 2011, 8:58 pm
  • I am so happy to see Beckett continue the odd-even year jeckle and Hyde routine, still don’t understand what causes it.

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 8:59 pm
  • It still amazes me every time I hear that the Yankee’s never had a 3000 hit guy.

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 9:01 pm
  • Not good walking Jeter and have to face Granderson with 2 on

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 9:04 pm
  • Teix just stared at a big fat cookie. Damn.

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 9:07 pm
  • Nasty-ness from Beckett to get Teixeria swinging

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 9:09 pm
  • Beckett’s stuff is nasty tonite. The bottom is just dropping out. Look’s like Sutter’s old cutter.

    BrentY SF May 14, 2011, 9:10 pm
  • Rosenthal now saying that Posada is saying he has back soreness, despite Cashman saying he wasn’t interested. Hmmm.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 9:20 pm
  • I think you may have had a spell check error, but a funny one, Atheose.

    BrentY SF May 14, 2011, 9:25 pm
  • Holy shit even Posada’s wife is now damage-control tweeting about his back stiffness. This is weird.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 9:29 pm
  • HAH, big iPhone autocorrect there. Meant “injured”, not “interested”

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 9:30 pm
  • The bigger relevance of her tweet Ath is the use of the past tense – “Jorge ‘loved’ being a Yankee…”.
    And Varitek just struck out according to everyone but Mike Winters and Varitek’s mother. And then hits a big RBI single.

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 9:32 pm
  • Yankees screwed on a bad call, but then Swish misplays it and another run scores.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 9:32 pm
  • Oh I missed that IH, I thought she said “loves”. I’m getting it second-hand from the Fox goons though.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 9:34 pm
  • Was Nick Swisher smoking crack before the start of the 7th?

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 9:36 pm
  • Arrrgggggg.

    DustyDrB - YF May 14, 2011, 9:37 pm
  • Sweet Gonzo!

    BrentY SF May 14, 2011, 9:37 pm
  • Holy shit I love AGonz so much.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 9:37 pm
  • Well that does it. Congrats sfs. “.500 here we come” the motto of both teams right now. Good night.

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 9:39 pm
    And holy crap, Beckett is white-hot. Like, this whole year.

    Devine May 14, 2011, 9:39 pm
  • Gonzo with the three run shot. He is on fire over the last few weeks!

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 9:39 pm
  • I hate those Directv commercials. What’s the big deal about pausing a show and watching it in another room while your popcorn is popping?

    BrentY SF May 14, 2011, 9:41 pm
  • Girardi gave the ump an earful during the pitching change. Can’t blame him.

    Atheose - SF May 14, 2011, 9:44 pm
  • Another example of Joe and Buck being idiots, a manager gets tossed during a pitching change during commercials and they missed it. Morons.

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 9:46 pm
  • I am sure McCarver had to pee.

    BrentY SF May 14, 2011, 9:56 pm
  • Lots of reports on Twitter about Posada refusing to play if he was hitting 9th and some sources were saying that the Yanks contacted MLB offices about voicing his contract (highly doubt that happens). Could get crazy in Yankeeland over next 12 hours.

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 10:02 pm
  • Should be voiding his contract

    BillsBurgSF May 14, 2011, 10:03 pm
  • Laura’s tweet indeed said “loves” being a Yankee, not “loved”. Sorry for the misinformation. We’ll learn soon enough what the deal is…

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 10:50 pm
  • Ugh…according to Kim Jones Jorge said he had to “clear his head”. Girardi said Jorge “needed a day” and expresses no knowledge of any health issue. This is going south fast…

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 11:04 pm
  • Reason Girardi didn’t have a longer conversation with Posada to get to the bottom of what is going on – according to Girardi – is that Jorge told him so close to game-time and Girardi had to tell Jones he was playing and deal with the ramifications. Chances that Girardi is telling the truth re: not having a longer conversation with Posada: ZERO.

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 11:10 pm
  • One journalist tells Girardi that Jorge said he “feels disrespected” by the Yankee organization. Joe says that having not heard Jorge say that, he won’t respond. And then announces he’s done talking about Jorge. Double-ugh.

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 11:12 pm
  • 6-0, Sox. This crazy-ass game of base ball we all love so much never ceases to amaze me. Never saw that coming.
    And, RE: this red-hot tear Gonzo is on, see “crap,” as in “holy.”

    I'mBillMcNeal May 14, 2011, 11:14 pm
  • Watching Jorge presser now — he said he needed to clear his head and his back stiffened up, but that it wasn’t serious. Says he talked with Cashman but refused to divulge what they discussed – just that it was “one-on-one” and it was a “conversation that we needed to have”. Then indicates he is not weighing any larger decisions…he wants to be with the Yankees and “loves to play”. I’m crying inside right now.

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 11:16 pm
  • Horse: If this thing with Posada is as it seems right now, I’m surprised. I thought Jorge was bigger than that.

    I'mBillMcNeal May 14, 2011, 11:16 pm
  • Girardi and Posada told differing stories. Posada said he felt a little disrespected. Girardi bluntly ends the press conference and gets up and walks out.
    Ugly. Fascinating.
    Nomar 2011.

    SF May 14, 2011, 11:27 pm
  • Jorge also digs at Cashman for talking about what was going on, something like “that’s what he does now”, or something a bit snide.
    Unhappy Jorge.

    SF May 14, 2011, 11:30 pm
  • Wow – now this in response to journalist mentioning that Cashman talked to the press during the game: “I didn’t know he made a statement. I don’t know why he made a statement in the middle of the game. That’s the way he works now.”
    Then to the follow-up: “I think you should wait until after the game to talk to the press. You don’t do that — you’re not supposed to do that.”
    Q: “Do you feel disrespected at all?”
    A: “Little bit. Little bit…if I can’t go out and play they, uhhh, make a big case about it.”
    Make no mistake about it: whether it was Jeter choosing to have the stadium play the “evil empire” theme at his first PA of the year after the off-season contract negotiation ugliness, Cashman voicing the backhanded compliment last week that Jeter is still “above average”, or Posada now talking about being disrespected by the organzation, what is happening here (IMHO) is Cashman confronting players on the downslope of their careers and either
    A. Not doing it arfully (including making statements to the press that – rightly or wrongly – rankles them);
    B. The pride of those players prevents them from dealing gracefully with the consequences of said decline; or
    C. Both A and B.

    IronHorse (YF) May 14, 2011, 11:33 pm
  • Wow, lots of drama. I think I agree with C above, IH. Though I’m just making assumptions.

    Atheose - SF May 15, 2011, 6:24 am
  • This seems like they have made a mountain out of a molehill. Posada is pissed, wants a day off, just handle it in the managers office. And that’s that. Say the guy is tired, or something.
    Obviously things weren’t that simple. There must have been a real raging argument with Girardi or something, things must have been said or threatened, and now management is playing their cards and showing control, maybe they think they have to establish a precedent since the team has a few guys aging a la Posada? That is the only thing I can think of. Otherwise there is no reason for this to have turned into such a situation.

    SF May 15, 2011, 6:36 am
  • did they play the game? ;)

    dc May 15, 2011, 8:38 am
  • Funny that you called it “Nomar 2011” SF, because Nomar was part of the ESPN crew discussing the whole thing this morning.

    Atheose - SF May 15, 2011, 8:57 am
  • Ath, on baseball tonight after the game they made reference to the Nomar game in 04, he did not look happy it came up at all. He tried to brush it off by saying there was confusion over what happened and now it is cleared up. Huh? When did I miss that explanation?

    BillsBurgSF May 15, 2011, 9:24 am
  • I would be willing to bet a lot that there was no raging argument between Jorge and Girardi, but that there was a massive one – and there will be more – between Jorge and Cashman. Having followed this team the past few years it is clear to me that he calls the shots and that part of the deal when they got Girardi was for him to understand that – in contrast to Torre.
    I tend to agree that the Yanks should have just given the guy the day and played it down publically, though for him to request it an hour before game time is not cool either.

    IronHorse (YF) May 15, 2011, 9:25 am
  • I am trying to separate my allegiances in looking at this affair. It is tough though, as I dislike Posada intensely. Seems like Cashman is continuing his assertion of control, and it may be that he feels has to do this considering a precedent may be set by letting the players run the show (more than they already do, in general, that’s not a dig at the Yankees). The Yanks are likely to be facing this situation again with a number of older guys (not the dustup, necessarily, but the decision about what to do with fading stars). So one can understand Cashman’s conceptual position. But he may have pushed it with the clear shots at Posada. Though I don’t like him (and therefore am enjoying this situation a great deal) he probably deserved a little bit more consideration.

    SF May 15, 2011, 10:37 am
  • “…it may be that he feels has to do this considering a precedent may be set by letting the players run the show (more than they already do, in general, that’s not a dig at the Yankees). …”
    i agree…i think cashman is starting to let players know that the days of kissing their a** is over…nothing wrong with that…don’t get me wrong…thanks guys, but let’s face it, you’re not 20 years old anymore…retire already…i have to like posada because he’s on my team and he was part of a few championships, but if he were on another team, i’d be calling him the whiney little bit$h that he is…so, now we know…of the so-called core 4, pettite handled his decline with some grace, posada and jeter, not so much…will be interesting to see what mo does when he decides to hang ’em up, though i have no reason to believe he won’t be the most gracious of all…the run is over guys…sf’s early season pessimism bug has bitten me…this yankee team does not look capable of making the playoffs…a dh that’s batting under .200 and a shortstop who is on a pace to set a record for ground balls to his position are 2 big reasons why…

    dc May 15, 2011, 11:22 am
  • Let me sum this up for you guys…
    We’re. Fucked.
    We are perhaps seeing the end of an era. No playoffs. No hope.

    krueg May 15, 2011, 11:43 am
  • Not following the Yanks, how well is Posada liked in the clubhouse? If he is well liked what the odd of them using this episode to rally?

    BillsBurgSF May 15, 2011, 12:20 pm
  • not ready to give up yet krueg, though my comments sure look like it…despite looking so pathetic, we do have a winning record and are only a couple of games out of first…the pitching has been decent the past couple of days, but the hitting with risp is beyond pathetic…bench posada and bring up the best minor league hitter we have…can’t be any worse…bench swisher, and put anybody else out there…start targeting the trade deadline for potential partners, but we need to be prepared to get hosed…

    dc May 15, 2011, 12:43 pm
  • I have drawn the warm bath…

    krueg May 15, 2011, 1:38 pm
  • Posada out of the lineup today. Does he usually sit against tough lefties? Could have been a planned day off for him, but after last night who knows.

    BillsBurgSF May 15, 2011, 4:41 pm
  • I think Posada’s the rare Yankee who has actually been underrated. Given the organization, I think there are a few things going on:
    1) Jorge was told he ain’t coming back.
    2) He’s not being given the benefit of the doubt, like other players (cough Jeter cough).
    3) He was moved off of C without his assent.
    4) He watched Bernie get pushed out and he knows that’s his future.
    All that has to be tough to swallow. Meanwhile, he can look to Boston and see he’d be the starting catcher!
    It’s hard for me to see the end of an era when Montero and Banuelos are on their way. One replaces Jorge, the other replaces Pettitte.
    The hardest one to replace will be Jeter, but then he’s been the best shortstop in Yankee history, if not all of post-war baseball. Get used to see crap at SS for many years to come.

    James YF May 15, 2011, 7:21 pm

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