Freeze Frame! Doodle-Oodle-Oop! Jays-Yanks Gamer XIII/Sox-Sox MashUP!

I could see it was a rough-cut Tuesday
Slow-motion weekdays stare me down
Her perfect picture got me wound
Snap shot image froze without a sound

Ex-Floridians AJ Burnett and Carl Pavano square off tonight.  The Yankees are hitting .200 in three games against AJ, so it is doubtful that there will be any issue with where erstwhile foul balls-cum-homers are landing, but in the unlikely event that the Yankees actually hit something contestable, instant replay will be there to save the day, if not the season.

From what Pete tells us, "boundary calls" all across the continent are going to be resolved within two to three minutes.  This will happen by way of Blue phoning home to a super-secret spy bunker in New York wherein some √úberMediaDude who has feeds for every game in the nation will alt-tab out of redtube and slingbox the play in question back to a special TV hidden in a lock box built just for Ump review.  Any manager who argues past the invincible power of the vidiot’s decision is subject to summary execution, or at the very least, ejection.  Except on Saturdays, when FOX blackout rules will apply.

edit: Might as well make this tonight’s gamer..

As noted above, AJ has owned the Yankees this year and is on a tear against everyone else as well, winning six starts in a row before receiving a no-decision in his last outing against Boston.  However, Carl Pavano hasn’t been beat in the bigs since June 22nd, 2005!  Yeah, Boiiiieeee…..

It’s the hotly-contested battle for third place, with the Blue Birds bringing their game to the Bombers, rooted on by ARod’s Boo Birds.  Lineups to follow, comment away.

edit pt. the 2nd: Per IBM’s suggestion, this is you FRIDAY NIGHT GAMER MASHUP!!!

Red Sox on top of the Pale Sox in the fourth… AND…..GO!

Yanks lineup courtesy PA
Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
A. Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
I. Rodriguez C
Pavano RHP

32 comments… add one

  • My only problem with this is that they are rolling it out mid-season. They should be starting it next spring and not changing the rules part way through the year….

    Sam-YF August 29, 2008, 1:32 pm
  • I have no problem with them implementing this mid-season. If it was something drastic (like changing the NBA’s basketball) obviously mid-season would be stupid, but for a program meant to double-check for the current system I have no problem. Waiting longer to implement this would have meant more incorrect calls.

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 2:03 pm
  • Which teams don’t have all of their games televised?? Reading that came as quite a shock to me.

    Ron Newman August 29, 2008, 2:27 pm
  • But atheose, what about the situation that a team that would have been helped by replay earlier in the season loses out to a team for a playoff spot that had a call overturned by replay in the last month. The teams records would be achieved under different rules. That just doesnt make sense to me. I realize its relatively unlikely but it is possible.

    Sam-YF August 29, 2008, 3:00 pm
  • totally agree sam. if anything, MLB could have at least waited for the playoffs to institute it. i guess the games played in september really do mean more than the ones in april and may.
    on a similar rant….september roster expansion gets my blood a’boiln. when some teams are playing their most important games of the season, other teams are holding tryouts for next spring. it’s also sad to see AAA and AA teams picked over as they head into their playoffs. does it really serve the prospect to be taken out of a playoff situation to understudy in the bigs for a month.

    sf rod August 29, 2008, 3:27 pm
  • I don’t see it that way Sam; for me, the call is either right or wrong. There have been plenty of wrong calls this year. This new technology ensures that these calls can essentially be 100% correct. No matter how you look at it, the calls need to be correct. Why put up with more incorrect calls when you can get it right now? Why keep this margin for error for another 2 months?
    With your example, don’t look at it as a call being overturned. Think of it as a call being correct. Using your logic, what if ANOTHER call hurt that same team looking for a playoff spot? Then people would be saying “We got screwed over twice this season from bad calls! If only we had enacted instant replay sooner.”

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 3:31 pm
  • I think this sums up my feelings better: the rules aren’t changing. The only thing changing is the accuracy of the calls. They’re going to be a LOT more accurate. I think this is nothing but good for the game.

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 3:40 pm
  • “alt tab out of redtube”..
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

    Brad August 29, 2008, 5:00 pm
  • deuce sox gamer anyone?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 7:37 pm
  • IBM: Done. Sorry to be away/lazy/negligent, guys. I’m all jammed up with work right now.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2008, 8:11 pm
  • anyone see that anti McCain political commerc with the 50s song? “dont know much about economy…”- hilarious.

    Ric August 29, 2008, 8:49 pm
  • Sox really persevered against Vazquez, ate up the pen. 7-0, top 7.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 9:17 pm
  • anti-mcCain ad? His Veep choice is effectively anti mccain the the rest of us. yeeesh.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 9:18 pm
  • Great score to come home to.

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 9:20 pm
  • 2 minute break to check the score… wow, nicely done by Pavano and the rest of the Partridge family. SIX pitchers? Joe is manage-ing.

    attackgerbil August 29, 2008, 9:39 pm
  • Laser show. Pedroia is amazing.
    And Bill, I think Palin is a much stronger VP candidate than you think. She’s going to win a lot of people over with her charisma in the next few months.

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 9:41 pm
  • lmao David Ortiz infield single.

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 9:42 pm
  • has a player ever gone from rookie of the year to batting champ?

    Ric August 29, 2008, 9:43 pm
  • Holy f*ck what happened in the Tampa game? Last I looked it was 0-0 in the 5th, and now suddenly they’re up 13-0?

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 9:45 pm
  • “And Bill, I think Palin is a much stronger VP candidate than you think. ”
    wait until the media attacks her baggage. its not worth it to run for public office unless youre perfectly clean…

    Ric August 29, 2008, 9:46 pm
  • Wow, I must have totally seen something really weird cause Tampa has been leading since the first inning. Silly me.

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 9:47 pm
  • Beckett goes on 15-day DL retroactive to Aug. 15 … Holy crap Pedro is 4-for-4 w/walk. … Casey also goes on DL, Sox recall C David Ross from P’tucket …

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 9:51 pm
  • Here’s the problem with Palin … McCain, with his pick needed to do two things:
    1. He needed to pick someone who is ready to serve as President.
    2. He needed to pick someone who will make the party regulars feel good and inspire the independents.
    He failed on both fronts, particularly on No. 1.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 9:53 pm
  • Palin might be a nice lady and a good governor, but she is certainly not ready to be president. And I don’t need to use the phrase “hockey mom” to slag on her.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 9:55 pm
  • The night of Dice-K and Pedro.
    That, my friends, was one sexy win.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 9:56 pm
  • As one blog poster commented about Palin: “Nice Rack.”
    She has no credibility and no cache.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 9:56 pm
  • This just in: Michael Bowden has been recalled from P’tucket and will make his major league debut tomorrow for the Red Sox against Mark Buehrle.
    Michael is from Aurora, Illinois, home of Wayne and Garth, and about 5 minutes from here, my hometown, Batavia, Illinois.
    Party on, Michael!

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 10:01 pm
  • And to those of us who have watched the Red Sox for more than three decades, this is incredible. the Red Sox, in the last three years, have debuted three pitchers, Buccholz, Masterson and Bowden, considered to be among MLB’s best prospects.
    And to think I only hada to wait 30+ years to see it.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 29, 2008, 10:03 pm
  • hey Theo, sign Pavano!

    Ric August 29, 2008, 10:10 pm
  • Rod Carew won the ROY in 1967 and won his first batting title in 1969. Close, but not the same.
    And yeah Ric, she does have one spot on her record–the issue with her former brother-in-law and whatnot. But I don’t really care much about that. I think her benefits far outweigh everything else.

    Atheose August 29, 2008, 10:50 pm
  • has a player ever gone from rookie of the year to batting champ?
    The vastly underrated Tony Oliva, who was actually the batting champ his rookie season in 1964, then repeated the feat in 2005.
    Other than Oliva, the only hitters to win ROY and go on to hit .315 or better (Pedroia’s at .322) the next season: Ichiro, Nomar and Cal Ripken. And as Atheose mentioned, Carew won the batting title two years after his ROY; so did Nomar.

    Paul SF August 30, 2008, 3:05 am
  • Haha, that really would be a feat if Oliva won the title in 2005 (at age 67). Obviously, that should be 1965…

    Paul SF August 30, 2008, 3:07 am

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