End Of An Era: Yanks-Braves Gamer II

I was thinking about this recently and it blew my mind: The last time the Braves failed to make the play-offs, Steve Guttenberg was a top draw at the box office. People bought tickets to a movie because Steve Guttenberg was playing the lead. His was the biggest name on the marquee. Crazy…Back to the situation at hand. It’s become all too apparent that the National League is filled with teams far worse than teams that play in, say, the American League. The Red Sox have taken advantage of that little factoid. The Yanks have not. The result: Going into this game the Sox have a 2.5 game advantage. In other words, no more joking around. The Yanks have to win all the remaining games on their schedule until it is assured that they beat out the Sox for the AL East crown. Another crazy thought: The last time the Yanks failed to win the AL East the television had yet to be invented. It’s been a long time. Here’s to keeping it that way! Comment away…

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  • Three men and a baby, There’s a joke there about the Yankee rotation…

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:09 pm
  • And the Jeter jump throw fails for the second night in a row. No alternative this time, however. A base hit.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:10 pm
  • Jorge! Nice toss.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:12 pm
  • Renteria out on the ground. 2 down.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:13 pm
  • Renteria out on the ground. 2 down.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:13 pm
  • 3 down. Here come the Yanks!

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:17 pm
  • Gah. Yanks blow an opportunity in the first.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:23 pm
  • Crap. Francouer single puts the Bravos up 1.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:29 pm
  • It was noted yesterday that Jeter has the most hits at his age than anyone since Yount. I found this hard to believe, so I checked his stats against Boggs, Gwynn, Griffey, etc. It’s true, but it won’t last very long, because ARod id only 50 somehing hits behind Jeter, and he’s a year younger. Thought you Yank fans might like that stat. Now lose, dammit!

    Tom sf June 27, 2006, 7:30 pm
  • Well Alex didn’t help himself with that last at bat. But a nice double to right center from Jorge. Let’s tie this thing!

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:40 pm
  • AP ends the inning. Jorge stranded. Damn.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:43 pm
  • I guess the Yanks/Braves has been afforded second-class citizenship tonight, such is the marquee matchup between the two best teams on the eastern seaboard just up I-95.

    SF June 27, 2006, 7:49 pm
  • Wright gettin squeezed? 2 out walk to Chipper.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:51 pm
  • Calm down SF, by the weekend, the Yanks-Mets should once more be the battle of first place Easterners.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:52 pm
  • Cairo advances Melky after much talk about how he’s no great dropoff from Cano. Well…..

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:58 pm
  • JD! Infield single off Ramirez, who makes a heckuva play to make it close.

    YF June 27, 2006, 7:59 pm
  • Balk! runners advance. Hard to believe that was ruled an error, though.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:00 pm
  • Feh. Jeter doesn’t get the runner in. Must be feeling old today.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:03 pm
  • Giambi flies out. 2 more stranded. still 1-0 atl.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:05 pm
  • Laroche Ks. Ball to the backstop. Of course Cox has to make a federal case of it. Looks pretty clearly like a K on the replay.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:14 pm
  • Wright rollin’ in the 6th (how often do you hear that?!) before McCann drills one to left, which Melky holds to a single.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Francouer, an easy out. Sweet. Jeter Giambi Alex to come. Let’s get some r-u-n-s.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • Wright’s doing the job, but the bats are sleeping…Time to change that.

    Nick-YF June 27, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Jeter down 1-6-3 on the ball up the middle, tipped by Ramirez. Darn

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • Giambi flies out. SOMEONE PLEASE BREAK THROUGH….

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Alex with the hard fly to center. Nothin. NOTHIN. Come on.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Guys, you might want to rub your eyes and look at who’s shutting you down. It’s Horacio Ramirez! Get it together!!!

    Nick-YF June 27, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Villone relieves Wright and promptly gives up the homer. Good job Ronnie!

    Nick-YF June 27, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Laroche leadoff dinger. GAAAAAH. 2-0.

    YF June 27, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Jorge!

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:02 pm
  • Bernie with the inadvertent sac. We’ll take it.
    AP taking some big cuts.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:06 pm
  • Chipper makes a not so easy play on a hard AP shot look easy. Then bungles an easy one by Melky. Jorge scores. 2-1.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:09 pm
  • It’s the Melky and Miggy show! Cairo up the middle for a single. 2 on. Damon up.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Looks like Damon got a close shave before the game. Did he get a note from upstairs? He was kinda scraggly yesterday….

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:12 pm
  • And our hottest hitter watches strike 3. This is not a good night.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:13 pm
  • Villone in. Woop-dee-doo.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:16 pm
  • renteria singles to the opp. field. blech.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:17 pm
  • Looked like Jones crushed that one, but musta been off the wrong part of the bat; lazy fly to left.
    Here comes TJ Beam.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:19 pm
  • Nice pitching by Beam. Hitting his spots. Fastball low on the outside corner Ks AJones. Looks like heat in the low-mid 90s, offspeed in the mid 80s.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:25 pm
  • McCann IBB’d after Renteria takes 2nd. Francoeur up.
    Beam does well here, maybe he replaces FARNS. Kidding. But we can hope. Sort of.
    Beam roofs one, and out comes Gator to chill him down.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:28 pm
  • F*CK!!! Francouer with a cheap ass bloop single scores Renteria. Horrid. 3-1.
    Out goes Beam, who pitched well. In comes Myers.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:29 pm
  • You guys playing cards?

    SF June 27, 2006, 9:31 pm
  • Laroche looks at strike 3 to end the inning.. But the Bravos get another. Big guns coming up. Time to score here.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:34 pm
  • Jeter singles! And, according to Kay, Cox has given up his DH. Thank you Bobby!

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:37 pm
  • Giambi is slow. Out on the nubber. Jetes to second.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:38 pm
  • Alex Ks, hears about it from the crowd, taps himself on the head . with the bat.
    Not Papiesque.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:42 pm
  • Hey YF – just saw another replay of the Manny/Reyes incident, and I am inclined to retract my comments. It was a dumb send.

    SF June 27, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Jorge pounds one to left. Jeter stranded at 2nd. Nothing doing tonight.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:44 pm
  • Thanks SF. The way I saw it, Manny already had the ball and was winding to throw when Reyes made the turn. With the short field out there, that’s not enough time to get home, and with Delgado coming up….Horrible play. Any word on Reyes, btw?

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:46 pm
  • Still playing. 0-4, but no word on any injury. The replay I saw, which I hadn’t seen originally, showed Reyes barely around third when Manny let the throw go. I thought Reyes was at least two or three steps further down the line, but was wrong.

    SF June 27, 2006, 9:48 pm
  • Farns in (massive cringe).
    Giles with the single up the middle. Jeter dives but can’t get to it.
    And now the pitch to the wall advances Giles.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Thank you Al Leiter, for rejecting the Schuerholz claim that Farns might be having trouble in New York because he can’t handle the big city. As Al points out, maybe it’s all those walks. (Also, the homers, and the hits, and just generally being a meathead, our fair city having nothing to do with it.)

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • And another run scores for the Braves, as Jorge can’t handle Melky’s terrific throw to get Giles. Had him easily if Jorge catches it. Tough play because of the short hop.
    Not our nite.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Melky has an absolute rifle. Maybe he should be in right.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • Farns crosses up Jorge. Betamit advances.
    Jorge not happy at all with meatbrain.

    YF June 27, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • “meatbrain”
    Can you suggest that one to the Baseball Encyclopedia? I bet there’s never been a “meatbrain” before…

    SF June 27, 2006, 10:00 pm
  • Gapper double by Chipper scores another. But that’s not the big story here, as Farns is pulled to massive boos. Gotta wonder what he’s going to get in the clubhouse for turning his back on jorge on the mound. Pretty inexcusable. If he just lost his teammates, well, what happens next? Not like he’s pitching well….

    YF June 27, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Mccann walks. WTF is happening here. This game has just collapsed.

    YF June 27, 2006, 10:06 pm

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