Longest Day’s Journey Into Night

So the Yanks fall short of a momentous come-back win after losing their ace to an injury which might or might not be serious. This happens after the Sox win on a home run that traveled as far as one of Chris Drury's home runs during the Little League World Series those several years ago. Basically, the Sox have clinched the AL East in June despite Dice-K being awful and David Ortiz providing negative value. Meanwhile, when it's not muggy and unpleasant in New York City, it's rainy and gray. Finally, the sun, hidden behind clouds all day anyway (how pointless is that?), has set. And now we have the night to think about our damned Yankees. The days get shorter starting tomorrow. Will the good news ever end?

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  • This happens after the Sox win on a home run that traveled as far as one of Chris Drury’s home runs during the Little League World Series those several years ago any given flare over the right field fence at Yankee Stadium in 2009.
    There. Fixed it for you.

    SF June 21, 2009, 9:17 pm
  • use any comparison you like. The point is that a twelve year Chris Drury could have won that game for the Sox and the architects and designers of Fenway should be arrested for allowing it to happen!

    Nick-YF June 21, 2009, 9:35 pm
  • “…the architects and designers of Fenway should be arrested for allowing it to happen!”
    Geez, you want to dig up and arrest a corpse?
    Now, that’s what I call harsh.
    But seriously, Fenway is a baseball shrine.
    And regardless of it’s dimensions, it’s a great place for the game of baseball, period.
    Yankee Stadium was like that too… But the new Luxury Box in the Bronx, just isn’t.
    And really, just because you are sore that a pop fly is a home run in right field, and the new place will eclipse Coors field as a launching pad, that’s no reason to exhume the architects and designers of Fenway just for the perverse idea of having them arrested!

    Brian Houk June 21, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Ddn’t you hear? The Yankees are the new Red Sox, always trying to dig up old memories, exorcize demons, remove curses, arrest dead architects, etc. ;-)

    Paul SF June 21, 2009, 11:57 pm
  • The Yankees still have all their west coast trips to take. The Red Sox have completed all theirs.
    Who makes up these cockamamie scheduling like that anyway?

    Digit June 22, 2009, 7:16 am
  • Wow, the yanks are only 4 games back right? Either this post is sarcasm or someone is in panic mode

    JustBlaze June 22, 2009, 7:40 am
  • “… the Sox have clinched the AL East in June despite Dice-K being awful and David Ortiz providing negative value.”
    I know the first half of that sentence was snark, but for the record Ortiz is batting .308 so far in June.

    Hudson June 22, 2009, 8:27 am
  • P.S. I don’t recall Yankee fans complaining about the design of Fenway park when B—-y D–t hit a certain pop fly home run in 1978.

    Hudson June 22, 2009, 8:28 am
  • “The Yankees are the new Red Sox”. Let’s just hold off for a at least several more decades of ring-less play before we jump to any such extreme conclusion, shall we?

    IronHorse June 22, 2009, 9:29 am
  • This team is just lifeless. They are mentally weak led by choke-rod, the weakest of them all.
    Even thought the record is better, this feels like an extension of last years failure. Girardi needs to go, now.
    Haven’t even read yet today how bad CC is…didn’t want to be anymore miserable than I already am this fine Monday morning.
    We are doomed.

    krueg June 22, 2009, 9:34 am
  • Good point IH…we would need to go championship-less well into my early 110’s to be close on that front…

    krueg June 22, 2009, 9:36 am
  • Looks like CC is still planning on pitching Friday…doesn’t matter. We’re done anyways.

    krueg June 22, 2009, 9:43 am
  • Hey, I’m just taking my cues from you guys. It’s only taken eight years of ringless play for most of the Yankee fans I’ve heard to sound like Red Sox fans I knew after 86 years of the same.

    Paul SF June 22, 2009, 10:44 am
  • Ah, yes, let’s count the rings. That’s always a flattering position to take. It makes you sound soooo magnanimous.
    Well played.

    SF June 22, 2009, 11:24 am
  • “It makes you sound sooo magnanimous”
    Tx Gandhi – I thought it was an appropriate response on a thread that starts with an almost entirely self-deprecating and depressed post from a YF only to be further piled-upon by a couple SF regulars. Figured I’d follow the model of magnanimity already set…

    IronHorse June 22, 2009, 12:47 pm
  • You mean Paul’s comment with the wink and my rather obvious joke that Nick seemed to have no trouble picking up?
    – Mahatma

    SF June 22, 2009, 12:59 pm
  • Have you not learned how things work around here IH? SF’s can say whatever they want…passive-aggresively of course. They just throw a ;) or JK on the end and it makes it all OK…

    krueg June 22, 2009, 1:11 pm
  • > how things work around here
    This “chestnut” and every other one of its ilk is deceptive, circular, and frankly tired.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2009, 1:17 pm
  • Ahhhh, I see. I hereby amend my initial post on this thread to end with “;)”
    Now I am eligible for the Nobel Prize too.
    -Gandhi-jee

    IronHorse June 22, 2009, 1:23 pm
  • There you go IH…you got it!!!
    AG- I’m sorry that the truth hurts you brother…

    krueg June 22, 2009, 1:55 pm
  • There are many “truths”. The idea that anyone can say whatever they want on the blog is true. Whether it gets called out, or in rare cases, deleted, depends on the situation, but what is not true is that affiliation has any real bearing.
    Another truth: a person will still be an idiot regardless of whether or not what most recent idiotic thing they type that shows how much of an idiot they really are gets them called an idiot or not. It’s a truth I live by.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2009, 2:14 pm
  • I love it when AG gets mad. Easily the most entertaining comments on YFSF are when AG is doing a slow burn.

    Paul SF June 22, 2009, 2:21 pm
  • No need to get all ansy AG, it is what it is…
    Not sure if your post is calling me an idiot? Pretty weak if so…

    krueg June 22, 2009, 2:34 pm
  • > No need
    No need, but definite want.
    Krueg, I did not call you or any specific person an idiot, except for myself. The point is that just because someone (ANYONE) doesn’t get lambasted for whatever perceived affront doesn’t mean that the mods are in cahoots with a plan of bias and/or what arguably stupid thing was written is therefore somehow endorsed.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2009, 2:50 pm
  • I don’t think you are in “cahoots” with anyone else…just that the YF mods don’t really care. But then once one of us gets pissed and says something back, we get lit up. That’s all it is and it happens…
    I guess we are supposed to be the bigger people or something. Either way, it is what it is. Not some conspiracy, more apathy…

    krueg June 22, 2009, 3:12 pm
  • > YF mods don’t really care
    That may be what it seems, but it’s a fallacy to look at it that way. Realize that all the “mods” are really just a bunch of guys with their own unique personalities and styles, just like anybody else.
    > (yfs are) bigger people
    I’m working hard to make that a truth. SF is a worthy adversary; he and I are constantly battling it out for the title of “biggest” people. I’m currently leading with the help of three servings of Father’s Day flank steak with potatoes and Hollandaise, followed by pizza for dinner. Nick, Paul, and YF are all much more svelte and built for speed. Frankly, I don’t think they try hard enough. They need to eat more from the congealed food pyramid.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2009, 3:35 pm
  • “Nick, Paul, and YF are all much more svelte and built for speed.”
    Ha! My facebook photos are doing the trick!

    Nick-YF June 22, 2009, 3:43 pm
  • //”… the Sox have clinched the AL East in June despite Dice-K being awful and David Ortiz providing negative value.”
    I know the first half of that sentence was snark, but for the record Ortiz is batting .308 so far in June.//
    Hudson, this may be true but for the entire season, Ortiz has hurt the Sox more than helped them. That’s pretty undeniable. He looks like he’s turning it around and, of course, it was the Yanks who sent him on the right path. Yay!

    Nick-YF June 22, 2009, 3:45 pm
  • That may be what it seems, but it’s a fallacy to look at it that way. Realize that all the “mods” are really just a bunch of guys with their own unique personalities and styles, just like anybody else.
    For our purposes, there are 2 kinds of mods…YF’s and SF’s. Your individual personalities, wants, needs, desires, etc. are really inconsequential. You know that…
    I would also venture to say I am the biggest person on here…could be wrong, but I doubt it!

    krueg June 22, 2009, 4:07 pm
  • > For our purposes, there are 2 kinds of mods
    We’ll have to disagree.

    attackgerbil June 22, 2009, 4:12 pm
  • The idea that our YF mods “don’t care” is pretty laughable.
    And for the record, I think IH and I both have Gandhi-esque hairdos, that might be as far as the similarities go, other than IH’s expertise in conflict-resolution. I have little-to-no experience on that front, other than tooth-brushing negotiations with a four year-old.

    SF June 22, 2009, 4:34 pm
  • Nice of you to say SF, though when it comes to Yanks-Sox, I can admit to the reality that I move quickly from conflict resolver to conflict instigator. What can I say? I need one sphere of life where being patient, reframing polarizing debates, and expressing empathy for those with whom I disagree is strictly off limits. I’m off duty darn it! And SFs get the ire that might otherwise go to genocide-instigators and warring tribes…that’s about a fair substitution don’t you think? :o)
    By the way, Donald Fehr is stepping down. About time!!!!!

    IronHorse June 22, 2009, 5:16 pm
  • Not sure I care what you think SF to be honest… ;)

    krueg June 22, 2009, 5:23 pm
  • What IH wrote except replace genocide-instigators and warring tribes with 5th graders. Mine is a harder job. Sorry IH.

    Nick-YF June 22, 2009, 5:37 pm
  • What, you think I thought you did, K? That would take some serious suspension of disbelief!!!

    SF June 22, 2009, 6:27 pm
  • Nick, are you saying that handling fifth graders is tougher than handling warring parties or that dealing with SFs is more like dealing with fifth graders than it is like dealing with genocide-instigators?
    Because I definitely agree with you on the first point though I think the latter is a toss-up…(JK SFs!!!)

    IronHorse June 23, 2009, 7:47 am

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