Searching for Jamie Moyer: Yanks-ChiSox Gamer II

The first gamer is somewhere in the ether. Imagine the sound of one hand clapping. That was the gamer. The Yanks won. Onto tonight.

Hank advised tonight’s starter to pitch more like Jamie Moyer. We all pray that Mike Mussina doesn’t follow this directive. The owner also told Derek Jeter to hit like Yunieki Betancourt, Robbie Cano to bat like Tadahito Iguchi,  and Jorge Posada to play like Carlos Ruiz. Hank is a fan of the insipid and inoffensive. He likes Wonder Bread and Toad The Wet Sprocket (boy, does he miss those guys). Basically, he’d be happy if the Yanks finished .500, third place in the Central division.

But our boys are fighting that mediocre label! The Yanks are over .500 and rising. If they win tonight against the resurgent Javier Vazquez (what could have been!), they’ll be even further from Hank’s planned record. So here’s to the Yanks playing like, well, the Yanks! Go Bombers!

20 comments… add one
  • Vazquez, Contreras. Sigh.

    Lar April 23, 2008, 6:16 pm
  • Vazquez is the thing I’m most irrationally angry at Torre about. I feel his coaching staff hurt his development and we lost out on a real talent.

    Nick -YF April 23, 2008, 6:18 pm
  • Vazquez was one of Mel Stottlemeyer’s many sub-optimal coaching results. Mel was always a nice guy, but I can’t think of a single reclamation project or pitching performance turnaround that he engineered. He was dealt a constantly shuffling rotation in his latter years, it is true, but I never thought he added much to any pitcher’s performance.

    IronHorse (yf) April 23, 2008, 6:37 pm
  • Vazquez didn’t really turn it around until last year. Still, he’s as much a lock for 200 innings and 180 strikeouts as anyone in baseball. Would have been very, very valuable to the Yankees the past several years. Sigh.

    AndrewYF April 23, 2008, 8:00 pm
  • This is going to be a really long ballgame for us YFs if the Yankees don’t start racking up the runs.

    AndrewYF April 23, 2008, 8:20 pm
  • No YF comments. I agree it hasn’t been that interesting of a game, but come on!

    AndrewYF April 23, 2008, 9:14 pm
  • 4 straight hits from Giambi, Melky, Damon, and the Captain. Yankees up 6-1! I love this inning.

    doug YF April 23, 2008, 10:03 pm
  • I would love to be commenting on this game.. I am watching and think it has been very interesting, but on daddy duty which makes typing practically impossible.
    Go Yankees!

    attackgerbil April 23, 2008, 10:20 pm
  • Go Yankees indeed! The bullpen hasn’t been good enough, but still questionable that they bring Mo in to get a 5 out save, unless someone’s coming in for the 9th..

    Lar April 23, 2008, 11:09 pm
  • Haven’t been near a computer this week.. =)

    Lar April 23, 2008, 11:10 pm
  • Mo is automatic, as usual. He makes the 5-out save look easy.
    Yankees win!

    doug YF April 23, 2008, 11:35 pm
  • this gamer tells me that this site has really become SF dominated. I was out during the game but i come home and only 11 comments?! Not sure why this is but I guess it is so….

    sam-yf April 23, 2008, 11:53 pm
  • > this gamer tells me that this site has really become SF dominated
    I guess it depends on what you mean by “dominated”, Sam. Game threads have been cyclical in volume in the few years I have been posting here. Once was a time when I was really into doing play-by-play on gamers that I would regularly fire, easily, 150+ comments on threads along with 100 or so other comments and frequently outpace any Sox gamers. Doesn’t mean that it was then “Yankee dominated”. These past few threads are merely indicative of the fact it’s always up and down on traffic. Fourteen of the last twenty articles were penned by “yanksfan” authors, though I prefer to think of all the authors here as “baseball fans”.

    attackgerbil April 24, 2008, 1:50 am
  • The great Mo Rivera in 2008:
    9 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K
    Is there any question he’s still the best closer in baseball!? ;)

    A YF April 24, 2008, 7:01 am
  • Agreed Sam…

    krueg April 24, 2008, 11:04 am
  • maybe I’m doing a bad job attracting people to these gamers? Should I offer to post a clip of me dancing to get more yanks fans here?

    Nick -YF April 24, 2008, 11:12 am
  • I think Nick may just have issued the “deathblow” to this blog as far as prospective YF users are concerned…

    IronHorse (yf) April 24, 2008, 12:20 pm
  • It’s not you Nick…it’s the threads that turn into “jump on the YF” when we disagree with SF’s on certain things. I still read the site, but hardly ever post as it’s become pointless. Not that I’m some great prognosticator or anything but it is/was nice to come to a site and be able to talk Yanks/Sox without all the BS. That seems to have changed now…

    krueg April 24, 2008, 12:46 pm
  • If you build it they will come…What “it” is I have no clue, but it seemed to work for Ray Kinsella.
    It seems to me that this just must be a busy time for some Yankee regulars right now. We haven’t lost any Yankee regulars from last year’s game threads, just less participation it seems.
    But Nick I don’t think the video of you could hurt any…LOL.

    John - YF April 24, 2008, 12:50 pm
  • John,
    I beg to differ with your last point, but the rest of your comment makes sense to me.
    As far as participation here, just speaking about my own case, it is not SF-blowback that has kept me away. I’ve been much busier than I was during much of last year, but I too check the site regularly. I’d love to see more Yankee-focused posts beyond the gamers, but then again, I haven’t taken the time to submit any for consideration of the moderators so I can’t really point the finger at anyone there.
    I think it also feeds on itself. If I visit and see only 3 comments from one person in a thread, I’m less inclined to get involved then if I see a vibrant multi-party debate going.

    IronHorse (yf) April 24, 2008, 1:21 pm

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