Sunday Night Baseball: Yanks-Sox .. Gamer?

Forty-six runs in two games makes for more comedy than contest, though last nights’ plot reminded this Yankee fan more of “The Devil’s Rejects” than the clown college script of Friday. Using all two volts of my brain, I project we won’t (and certainly don’t want to) see a fajillion runs scored tonight by the Yanks or the Sox as C.C. Sabathia and Josh Beckett throw for their respective clubs. However, I’m adding the humor tag to this thread just to be on the safe side. Wokka wokka.

Comment away on your Sunday Night Baseball action.

373 comments… add one

  • Smoltz: 5 scoreless innings, 3 hits, no walks, 9 strikeouts. The difference in league quality is astounding.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 6:01 pm
  • Not only is it the NL, Andrew, it’s San Diego.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 6:12 pm
  • Heh, I came in here to post that Andrew. I’ve always been a Smoltz fan, but I’m going to be pissed if he goes on a tear for the next month.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 6:33 pm
  • Not sure how many more times I can kill myself but we’ll find out tonight…I have ZERO confidence that we are going to win this game. CC has been pitching great, Beckett not so much…of course there will be a role reversal this evening. Mark it down.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 7:21 pm
  • Let’s go back to yesterday for a moment:
    Earlier in the year (right around the US Open) Mike Francesa had Girardi on WFAN and openly asked him if Posada and Burnett got along, that he had heard from a little birdie that they don’t talk, can’t stand each other. Girardi evaded an answer, but eventually came out and said there wasn’t a problem. But that took about five minutes of prying from Francesa, to get out a commitment from Girardi that there isn’t an issue between the two of them. Seems hard to believe at this point.

    SF August 23, 2009, 7:24 pm
  • Hip Hip always impressed me as a dick kind of…maybe it’s just me? Maybe he feels his “matrix of leadership” being passed to some of the new Yankees and he doesn’t like it…you know, the fun stuff. Pies, Music, laughter, having fun, etc.?
    Optimus Prime would never act that way.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 7:27 pm
  • Re: Burnett/Posada
    Not sure why this is such an issue that needs to be returned to here. Posada and Burnett may have some issues but have managed to just fine since that interview that SF referenced above. Most of the beat writers who cover the yankees agree with this and dont feel its much of an issue beyond the tabloids.

    sam-YF August 23, 2009, 7:41 pm
  • Well Sam, it was obviously an issue last night so it’s certainly worth talking about today.
    Krueg, I’m surprised you think that way of Posada… I feel like Posada is far more likable than Burnett.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 7:52 pm
  • I’ve never been a huge Hip Hip fan Ath…he is definitely my least favorite holdover from the good old days.
    I’ve resorted to breaking out the lucky Jeter jersey for tonight’s game…we’ll see.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • I guess so Ath but there really isnt much more to say about it. However I guess that its just as relevant to talk about Papelbon’s comments about Wagner. Always classy that Jonathan….

    sam-YF August 23, 2009, 7:57 pm
  • It’s funny how it is dark up there but still fully daylight down here…trips me out.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Papelbon (and Delcarmen) are idiots for saying what they said.

    SF August 23, 2009, 7:59 pm
  • SF, what are you talking about? What’d they say?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:00 pm
  • BBTN reported last night that AJ’s recoprd throwing to Molina is much better than his record when throwing to Posada. I don’t remember the stat.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 8:01 pm
  • Here we go…I feel sick to my stomach already.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • I personally dont think its relevant to todays gamer but thats just me.

    sam-YF August 23, 2009, 8:03 pm
  • This game is COLOSSAL for CC…is colossal a strong enough word?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • Joe Morgan: “The Yankees have lost in the first round of the playoffs the last two times…”
    Didn’t they lose in the first round in 2005 too? Jesus, they’re bad before the game even starts!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:04 pm
  • BBTN reported last night that AJ’s recoprd throwing to Molina is much better than his record when throwing to Posada. I don’t remember the stat.
    With Posada: .260/.347/.404 opposing batting
    With Molina: .211/.305/.344
    Definitely a difference there

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:07 pm
  • Wow.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Wow, Jeter lead-off homer. Fucking hell.
    And ESPN fucked up and has the voice of some bitch talking about the weather

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:10 pm
  • Paps and MDC both shit on the idea of Wagner coming to the Sox. Some
    of the comments were impolitic considering the guy might be a teammate. Sheer stupidity.

    SF August 23, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Clearly Joe Morgan got too excited about Jeter’s homerun, so ESPN cut him off.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • Weather girl sounded shocked too.

    YFJG August 23, 2009, 8:11 pm
  • What’s the sample size on that, Ath? I’m inclined to think this is much ado about nothing. I mean, I don’t doubt that they’re both egotistical knuckleheads – they are pro athletes, after all – but I’d be surprised if it affected performance in a serious way. The problem doesn’t seem to have manifested itself anywhere other than Fenway, so far as I’m aware.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • ESPN needs to get their sh-t together…although, not having to listen to Joe is just fine with me.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • HAHA good call Andrew.
    There’s still a bunch of background noise. Ugh.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:12 pm
  • Not sure stuck, baseball reference doesn’t show how many IP.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Also, Papelbon semi-walked back his Wagner comments today, making sure to call him a “great pitcher”: http://tinyurl.com/klea5d
    I agree with SF, though, that they never should have said anything at all. Just stupid.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • I think Burnett’s ERA away from Fenway is something like 3.28. Good thing he won’t have to start there again this year!

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Correction, they do show the games: 15 for Posada, 4 for Molina.
    Great play by Youk there.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:14 pm
  • Might be the only run we get…come on CC. Be what you are supposed to be.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Eh, the Jeter homer phases me not. Particularly in light of the quickly following outs.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • I think Burnett’s ERA away from Fenway is something like 3.28. Good thing he won’t have to start there again this year!
    Aside from a possible ALCS matchup?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:15 pm
  • Sample size would have to be relatively small seeing as it’s only this season.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • What was wrong with that first pitch?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:17 pm
  • Aside from a possible ALCS matchup?
    Well, since Game 2 will be at Yankee Stadium…

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Ah, here’s the statistic I saw quoted on this: “Prior to Saturday’s game, Burnett was 8-3 with a 2.84 ERA in his last 11 starts. Posada caught 10 of those games.”
    Performance-wise, the problem for Burnett this year is Fenway, not Posada.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • ESPN analyst: “Jeter has never been a full-time lead-off man until this year”
    Wasn’t Jeter the lead-off man before they acquired Damon?
    CANO ERRORS! ELLSBURY ON! Get that record, baby!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • Ath – no, Jeter always batted second.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:19 pm
  • I wish ESPN would cut off Morgan more often.

    Tommy Harper in the house.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Well, since Game 2 will be at Yankee Stadium…
    Or the ALDS could take 5 games, and Burnett would have to start Game 1 and Game 5 of the ALCS.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Cano really infuriates me…how can you, in a game as big as this, lose your concentration and make an error on a pretty routine ground ball? Unreal. He could be such a great player but he is lazy.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Ahhh okay Andrew

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:20 pm
  • Or the ALDS could take 5 games, and Burnett would have to start Game 1 and Game 5 of the ALCS.
    That’s assuming the Red Sox make it to game 5!

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Ellsbury picked off. Goddamn.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Great pickoff CC…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:21 pm
  • Sabathia says: No record for you!

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • That’s assuming the Red Sox make it to game 5!
    And that the Yankees win in the first round!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • This goddamn record is really going to distract Ellsbury, isn’t it? Hell.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • And that the Red Sox make it to the playoffs!

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • K…nice. 2 outs CC.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:23 pm
  • Death, taxes, and Red Sox players complaining about calls at the plate.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • How was that first pitch not a strike??? Am I just seeing things???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:24 pm
  • Jeter does unnecessary gymnastics better than anyway.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • Great play Captain Clutch…does that count as a 1-2-3 inning? Nice work CC.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • Jeets is a one-man Red Sox killer. Geez.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • What Andrew? How else is he supposed to make the throw?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:26 pm
  • kids at home, please disregard that jump and throw you just saw. please learn to plant and throw and play the game correctly.
    -jim rice

    sf rod August 23, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • I love it. Could Jeter do anything more to annoy the hell out of sfs everywhere than hitting a leadoff HR off Beckett and then end the first with the patented-and-very-necessary jump-throw?

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Jesus christ, what’s up with these first-pitch fastballs?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:28 pm
  • Godzilla has been hammering the ball. 2-0. wow.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • HAHAHAHAHAHA…nice Rod!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:29 pm
  • “very necessary”
    meet victor martinez. jeter could have relayed the ball to cc and still gotten him. swear to god. go back and look.

    sf rod August 23, 2009, 8:31 pm
  • John Miller totally calls Steve Phillips out: “Do you have numbers to back up what you’re saying?”

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:32 pm
  • Well, it would be nice to actually get some hits mixed in with the HR’s…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:34 pm
  • Oh sweet jesus, Morgan/Phillips/Miller talking about how to pronounce OPS.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:35 pm
  • Wow, this strikezone is a joke.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:36 pm
  • Yup, another called strike three and another bitch by a Red Sox.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • K…1 out. Pitch looked outside but Friday night was worse…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • ouch! looks like they’re giving cc the outer fourth tonite.

    sf rod August 23, 2009, 8:37 pm
  • K…2 outs.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Good on CC, not throwing Bay a fastball.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • He looked out…show a replay.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:38 pm
  • Woohoo, Lowell doubles. Too bad that’s the end of the good 2/3 of the lineup.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • did damon just run into a wall for no reason? i miss that part of his game on a day to day basis.

    sf rod August 23, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Phew, thought that one was gone.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Safe…Cano missed the tag. Figures.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:39 pm
  • Reverse jinxed! Sox on the board.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Here we go…meltdown imminent. I knew it was too good to be true.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:40 pm
  • Red Sox: 41.6% of runs scored this season with 2 outs. Holy fuck.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:41 pm
  • VARITEK DOUBLES! TIE GAME! YEAHHHHHHHHHHHH

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • That was easy. Sox own us. Game over.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Sfrod, my comment on the jeter throw was facetious. I don’t think it is always necessary and this particular play is one where it wasn’t (in my view). But I am more amused at how much some fans of opposing teams (esp some SFs) go nuts over it. To me, it’s like his swing – it’s the way he makes that play, it works for him, and it may not be the way other SSs would do it. Sometimes it allows him to make plays in that hole that he (and others) couldn’t. But in the end, I don’t care about it other than as a point of annoyance for opposing fans.
    And cc coughs both back up. Maybe this will be a 15-14 game after all.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Man, 41% of runs scored with 2 outs. That’s devastating.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:42 pm
  • Wow, definitely a joke strikezone. First pitch to AGonz was a solid strike.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:43 pm
  • Yes we do Boston fans…against you guys we certainly do.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:44 pm
  • Melky saves another run…CC crumbling under the pressure of a big game. Bodes very well for post-season play.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Hey Varitek… throw a curveball or something on the first pitch to Molina. Please.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:45 pm
  • Wow, don’t know how my fingers typed Varitek instead of Beckett.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • I’m able to see Fenway and its center field video board from my room, so I get spoiled on what’s about to happen.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • 1 pitch, 1 out.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:47 pm
  • First pitch to Jeter: hit.
    Yanks really are swinging early tonight.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:48 pm
  • If we only had 9 Jeter’s in the field and Jeter pitching…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:49 pm
  • Back-to-back singles…come on Tex.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • That was a goofy dying quayle hit

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Thought it was a popper for sure Ath…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Don’t know about Damon’s running into walls unnecessarily, but I sure like how he annoyingly fouls pitches off with emergency swings until he can dink a single into left.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 8:53 pm
  • Tell me he isn’t going to walk to give ARod a bases loaded opportunity…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:54 pm
  • Tex doubles, sigh.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • Great job Tex! 3-2
    Come on ARod…be the ball.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:55 pm
  • That was a goofy dying quayle hit
    What does Dan Quayle have to do with baseball?

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Strike zone is wide for both teams…that’s fine.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • See Ath, it all evens out. That was a ball.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 8:56 pm
  • Imagine is Quayle and Palin had a kid??? Not even a IQ score low enough…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:57 pm
  • Yeah, I just want some consistency. There were a few pitches Sabathia didn’t get, as well as some that were gifts. If you’re going to have a big strikezone, that’s cool. But don’t have it shrink and expand throughout the game.
    Grounder to AGonz, 4-2 Yanks.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Nice ARod…4-2.
    Stay hot Godzilla.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Wouldn’t a uniform, universal strikezone be sweet Ath…not humanly possible but still…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 8:59 pm
  • Who said that this game would be a pitcher’s duel?

    SoxFan August 23, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • All right, now I’m a bit perturbed.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • kreug, we have the technology…

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 9:00 pm
  • Baldelli wtf… why did you have to make that interesting?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • Stupid ball wouldn’t get down…f-ck.
    OK CC…how about you NOT blow another 2 run lead please?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:01 pm
  • Nice play there to rob Matsui of another RBI. Let’s try to hold a 2-run lead this time cc.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • At least Texas lost today.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Oh wait, no they didn’t. Shit.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 9:02 pm
  • Yeah Andrew…but the umps are union, no?
    Jeter hurt. F-ck.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Uh…I hate to break it to you, Devine…

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • At least Tampa Bay lost today…heh heh.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 9:03 pm
  • Steve Phillips: “The Sox were part of the moneyball philosophy for years, where the stolen base didn’t matter…”
    THAT’S NOT WHAT MONEYBALL IS ABOUT!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:05 pm
  • CC all over the place…not good. Many runs to be scored soon.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:06 pm
  • SFs, what’s the deal with Baldelli? I thought I remembered him being diagnosed in Tampa with a neurological condition that reduced his motor functions, made him fatigued, etc. Is he still dealing with that? Am I mis-remembering (to quote a certain former sox/yanks pitcher)?

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:08 pm
  • Good AB for Pedroia. Annoying gnat.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • You remember correctly, IH. It was more treatable than they initially thought, but I believe it’s still a factor for him.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 9:10 pm
  • Tough AB for Pedroia…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:11 pm
  • IH, it was some mitochondrial disorder where his muscles wouldn’t replenish their glycogen stores adequately, which like you said would make him fatigued easily. Supposedly it was misdiagnosed a few times too, but he’s still dealing with the fatigue issue. Which is why he’s a good 4th outfielder.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • I’m not trying to rag on ARod, but that looked like a half-ass effort to fall on that ball.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • Can anyone field a f-cking grounder on this team???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:12 pm
  • A-rod did his best slowly-falling-redwood-tree impersonation there. Feels like he could and shoulda made that.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:13 pm
  • Tks for the info sw + Ath. Key AB here.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • Goddamn double-play.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • HUGE DP! Whew.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:15 pm
  • There’s your answere kgg: Derek Jeter (and only Derek Jeter) can field a groundball.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:16 pm
  • Ugh, that felt like the ballgame, a little.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 9:18 pm
  • Of course IH, of course…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:19 pm
  • Nah SW…not even close.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:20 pm
  • Hi everybody!
    Wow, this is the first time I’ve had any kind of real Internet access (for more than 5 minutes). Haven’t watched a game in over two weeks. What’s the feeling here? Who’s going to win this game?

    Nick-YF August 23, 2009, 9:20 pm
  • Is a 1-2-3 inning too much to ask?

    SoxFan August 23, 2009, 9:21 pm
  • Feeling Nick? Bad. Who’s going to win? Sox.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:22 pm
  • Hi everybody!
    Am I the only one who pictured the doctor from The Simpsons when Nick said this?
    Goddamnit, Cano homers. That felt like it would be a deep fly ball.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Cano blasts one…5-2. wow.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • I’m with you on South Park Ath…not a big Simpsons fan…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:23 pm
  • Oh god, I forgot how much Morgan loves Cano. My mute button is getting its exercise.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • You just need one more, Cano!

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • Sox are going to be 7.5 games back and it seems like the Yankees probably won’t even lose 8 games the rest of the way.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 9:24 pm
  • Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • That was an exceptional AB for Cano – and he has been swinging like crazy lately. These two offenses are such a pain in the butt for opposing pitchers. Lots of strung-out ABs on both sides.
    Also, it’s a good thing the Yanks are benefiting from that air-stream out to RF in Fenway to get all these HRs ;o)

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:25 pm
  • The only thing thats bothering me more than the score right now is the INCESSANT Droning of these ESPN announcers . NOBODY CARES WHERE YOUR ALMA MATER IS!!!!!!!!

    Goldie August 23, 2009, 9:26 pm
  • Is a 1-2-3 inning too much to ask?
    Well, that was a 1-fuck-2-3 inning. That’s close, right?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:27 pm
  • I’ll settle for 1-2-3-4-5 inning if it doesn’t result in a run. Yanks have scored in every effin’ frame so far.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Ooh, white wine really does taste better around 45 degrees rather than 35.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 9:28 pm
  • Hehe Jason Bay with a dying quail. Happy, Andrew? ;-)

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • BENCH CANO!!!! WHAT THE HELL IS HE DOING???
    Sorry, I’m trying to be cool tonight but F-CK!!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Robinson Cano is so lazy. He homered so he wouldn’t have to run hard around the bases.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • Yeah, I know that dude Ath…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:30 pm
  • I’m happy to see YF’s hating on Cano, because he’s one Yankee that I really don’t like. He’s been a cocky, lazy kid since day 1 in the majors.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:33 pm
  • K
    I don’t hate him…he’s awesome most of the time Ath, just needs some sort of kick in the ass. Bench him like last year…that seemed to do the trick.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • That was a pretty curve for the K.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:34 pm
  • Steve Phillips: “4 of the 5 strikeouts have been looking, where they’ve chased… err…”
    This is just sad.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Atheose, indeed, I was making a Dr. Nick reference! The Simpsons was great at its peak. It’s gone on too long. Sort of like Brett Favre.
    Meanwhile, some analysis from far away in Jakarta: This game is going to be a nail-biter b/c Sabathia doesn’t have it tonight and the Sox offense is back. But I do wonder about Beckett for the rest of the season. This is the second bad start in a row for him. Read on BTF that in his last start his fast ball was down in the low nineties and that his arm slot was all off. Not sure if this is the case today, but he could be breaking down a bit for the stretch run. Any thoughts?

    Nick-YF August 23, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • This feels like another 5-hour game in the making.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:36 pm
  • Woahhhh, how was that a foul ball?
    HAHAHA Damon’s lips: “That was a fair ball!” Holy crap, stupid ass fan reached out and grabbed it.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • Man. I was sure that was a HR as the camera arched up to follow it.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • Great snag ARod…that was going to be trouble.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:38 pm
  • IH, they did the same damn thing for the Lowell homer. These ESPN cameramen suck.
    Nick, I hadn’t realized that about Beckett. I need to go read that analysis. What are you doing in Indonesia?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:39 pm
  • Good to see you Nick – hope all is well on the other side of the earth. CC looks OK. Not terrible, not dominant. The Sox are working him real well. Good thing he throws 135 pitches in his sleep.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:41 pm
  • LMAO! Cano calls off Teixeira, and then totally fucks it up. This really is a “bench Cano!” night, isn’t it?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • In Indonesia to start a new life. My lady got a job with the Clinton Foundation in Jkt. I followed.

    Nick-YF August 23, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • I am speechless. PULL HIS ASS OUT OF THE F-CKING GAME JOE!!! WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU WAITING FOR??? HE IS RESPONSIBLE FOR EVERY MOTHERF-CKING RUN!!!!
    sorry. so pissed.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Speechless.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:42 pm
  • Nick, that’s awesome. Are you teaching over there?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:43 pm
  • I want to admonish you for your comment Ath…but I love you bro and I would just be taking out my anger on you.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • “I’m happy to see YF’s hating on Cano, because he’s one Yankee that I really don’t like. He’s been a cocky, lazy kid since day 1 in the majors.”
    – what the fuck is this shit?

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 9:44 pm
  • Probably going to teach English at first. Then hopefully get a classroom job at an elementary school. Mandy and I just were in Bali and Jogja for two weeks. Pretty spectacular places.

    Nick-YF August 23, 2009, 9:45 pm
  • It also seemed to me that if he set his feet and fired home he might still have nailed Bay. Whatever. I can’t relive that play anymore or my head will explode. I love the Joba commercial – with fistpumps and all. Could ESPN do any more to aggravate the Sox fanbase?

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • WE GOT JETER OUT! WE GOT JETER OUT!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:46 pm
  • by the way, why is ESPN in Indonesia playing the little league world series instead of this right now. Throw the unemployed expat a bone!

    Nick-YF August 23, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • - what the fuck is this shit?
    What do you mean? I was reacting to your comment specifically. You’re allowed to say something about him, but then I’m not allowed to agree with you?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:48 pm
  • I’m too comfortable to run Damon’s numbers now but it seems to me that ever since he came to NY he has payed great vs. the Sox. Couple more hits tonight.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:49 pm
  • Also, could someone who’s watching this, do his best Vin Scully and describe the action for me?

    Nick-YF August 23, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • Lol sit down Teix.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:50 pm
  • No K…piece and then hit the dirt???? WTF??? THAT IS A BS F-CKING CALL!!!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Rain approaching from the west.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Really Ath? What is with you tonight?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:51 pm
  • Pitch practically right down the middle called a ball, just like a call to Sabathia earlier. Ugh.
    This game is official after the Sox bat, right?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • What are you talking about Krueg?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • “What do you mean? I was reacting to your comment specifically. You’re allowed to say something about him, but then I’m not allowed to agree with you?”
    Your sarcasm meter is broke, dude

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 9:52 pm
  • You are riding us a little harder than usual bro…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:53 pm
  • A-ROD, INTO THE PEOPLE~~~~

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • ABOMB. 7-3. Rowdy. Great job ARod.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:54 pm
  • Your sarcasm meter is broke, dude
    I blame the internets. Tough to tell on here.
    Fucking hell, ARod homers. 7-3.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Love it. A-Rod version 2009 is huge vs. the Sox.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • Strike 2 one of the better curve’s Beckett has thrown tonight, followed by a God-awful curve on the next pitch.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 9:55 pm
  • “You are riding us a little harder than usual bro…”
    that’s what she said amirite guys

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • You said it IH…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • da dum…CRASH!!!
    Nice dougie fresh..

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 9:56 pm
  • You are riding us a little harder than usual bro…
    What was the first comment, the one where I said that Cano “called Teix off and then totally fucked it up?” How is that riding YF’s?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:57 pm
  • This is the third shit start in a row for Beckett. Someone needs a vacation.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 9:58 pm
  • IBM, last start sucked but the game before that he only gave up 2ER over 7IP. 3 hits and a walk.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 9:59 pm
  • OK, so it only SEEMS like 3.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:01 pm
  • I give because I care.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:02 pm
  • Great inning CC…back to work bats.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • That was a quick inning that we really shouldn’t have given Sabathia. Ugh.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:03 pm
  • Also IBM: two bad starts in a row when it’s a healthy Beckett definitely seems like an eternity.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • Look, we know Cano is not a smart baseball player. But to call him “lazy since Day 1″ is first, just plain wrong, and second, giving in to lazy cultural stereotypes. So let’s just stop with that nonsense right now.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:04 pm
  • “What was the first comment, the one where I said that Cano “called Teix off and then totally fucked it up?” How is that riding YF’s?”
    You’re just lobbing innuendo softballs now, Ath. It’s not even worth the effort to turn that into something inappropriately sexual.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:05 pm
  • Crap. Nice play VMart. Bastard.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:06 pm
  • Great play by Victor Martinez, but Beckett has been getting smoked since inning 1. It looks like he’s trying to work in a 2-seamer, as some of his fastballs have registered 88 on the gun.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:07 pm
  • 2 quick outs. We better see Jerry at 2nd tomorrow…do we even play tomorrow?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • His fielding DOES look lazy. I thought I was just agreeing with the YF’s on here, who rag on Cano all the time for it.
    And the part about cultural stereotypes was not what I said nor what I intended, so how about you don’t put words in my mouth and assume things like that?
    I wasn’t trying to piss off YF’s, I was trying to agree with you guys. Because whenever I poke my head into the Yankees gamers he gets a lot of flak from the YF’s, like he has here tonight. You guys are awfully testy for a group whose team is winning right now.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • ESPN showing Cano lazily making a good play. What a lazy bastard. Any other player would have run to first himself.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • So far, my intuition that the Sox lost their chance at this game with Youk’s GIDP in the 3rd seems surefire.
    Have the Sox had any come-from-behind wins since the All-Star break? I count maybe 7/30 and 7/31 and that’s it. This team just seems incapable of making up a deficit.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • “giving in to lazy cultural stereotypes”
    That’s a bit of a reach, there, dontcha think?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:08 pm
  • Super easy inning for Beckett…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:09 pm
  • Nope, we are off tomorrow…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Andrew, I was agreeing with what I hear YF’s say all the time. But I’ve never seen you say anything to them, but jump on me the first time I ever comment on him.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • IBM, you’ll find that Latin and AA players are routinely described as ‘lazy’, while I haven’t heard of a white guy ever described as such. It’s lazy cultural stereotypes. A much better term for Cano would be ‘absent-minded’, because he certainly isn’t lazy. To call him lazy is just stupid.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Isn’t calling Cabno “not smart” just as much of a stereotype?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:10 pm
  • Cano. stupid keyboard.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Ah, ESPN jacking off to their favorite moment in baseball history.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • I think it’s the whole “I can make fun of my guy but you can’t thing”…I cannot recall a single time I have ridiculed a Sox player on here. (other than schilling last year I think) It comes off a little weird Ath, that’s all…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:11 pm
  • Leadoff double…here we go.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:12 pm
  • IBM, no, because there a lot of baseball players, black, white, whatever, who aren’t smart. And it’s only in terms of baseball. Joba and AJ are a good example of baseball players who I don’t view as smart. But ‘lazy’ is routinely reserved for Latin players.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:13 pm
  • Andrew, that’s a laughable statement. Drew gets called lazy all the time, moreso than any other player on our two teams.
    And regardless of what I said, YF’s call him lazy all the time. So it’s not like I’m a biased SF saying it just because I don’t want to like a Yankee player.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • For the record, others do but you normally don’t Ath…that’s all I’m saying. Except in the Sox gamers!!! ;) Yeah, that’s right bro, I check in on you from time to time!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:14 pm
  • K

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • Blarrghgargmargh Cano doesn’t like to dive and get his uniform dirty! He’s so cocky, he doesn’t even turn his body to throw because his arm is strong enough! Not like a certain scrappy guy from California who plays the same position who’s the ultimate underdog even though he’s been a highly rated prospect ever since he came out of college. What a lazy Dominican!
    /ends ESPN-propagated racialist narrative
    /shits pants

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:15 pm
  • You guys are on fire tonight…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • WHAT THE F-CK IS GOING ON IN THE F-CKING OUTFIELD TONIGHT!!!! F-CK!!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:16 pm
  • Get in the game ARod…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • No, Drew isn’t called lazy, he’s called unemotional.
    I’m not calling you biased, I’m calling you wrong. If Cano were lazy, he’d be out of major league baseball.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Could really use a DP right about now…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • Another lucky single that Damon almost made a great play on. Great job by Youk to get to 3rd.
    No problem Krueg. I just wasn’t trying to be a dick, and was just agreeing with what you’ve been saying for a while ;-) I’m trying to find the common things between us!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • COME ON CC!!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:17 pm
  • But hasn’t that been the knock on Cano, that he’s sometimes a bit lazy? Mind you, I’m merely repeating what the critics say. I understand and agree that we should be above racism and stereotypes, and I certainly expect to get called on it if I say something that’s along those lines. But aren’t we jumping up a bit too quickly in protest by accusing someone of a racist comment when he’s merely repeating what has been historically said about someone specific, with evidence to boot?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • 7-4. F-ck.
    It’s all good bro, don’t sweat it.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • Bah, should have been the third out. Poor CC, he’s been pitching his heart out and he won’t make it past the 6th inning.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:18 pm
  • No, Andrew’s right about that. Latin players get the lazy moniker all the time.
    Same thing with Manny’s hitting ability. His legendary effort and “hard-workingness” are boiled down to him being a “savant”.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • As the impartial party I am (wink, wink), I’m not sure I saw anything racist implied in Ath’s statements…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • No, Drew isn’t called lazy, he’s called unemotional.
    Now you just don’t know what you’re talking about. Most people call him both emotional AND lazy. Specifically it started in 2003 when La Russa told a reporter that “Drew has decided to “settle for 75%” of his talent, in large part because of his enormous contract.”

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • racial I should have typed…
    WE CAUGHT A POP FLY!!!! SCIENCE BE PRAISED!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:19 pm
  • I agree with what IBM says. I was just repeating what I hear on here all the time (that Cano is lazy), which has been said of him since he first came up to the show.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:21 pm
  • “his legendary effort and “hard-workingness””
    With regard to batting and the practice thereof, mind you. ;)

    Devine August 23, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Devine, I have called Manny a savant, and I’ve also said he works his ass off.

    Context, here. I live in the Chicago area, the home of Jesse Jackson. Jesse is usually the first one to wield the “racism” club. And we always hear about it. Always. He’s not always wrong but he’s become the boy who cried wolf.
    On the other hand, the racism directed at Obama has been pretty obvious since the health care thing got started.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:22 pm
  • Oh, and I’ve seen Avenue Q, too. :)
    And I agree.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • That’s the thing IBM, just because the media says it doesn’t mean it’s true, or that they’re using the correct word. Cano is many things, some of them negative, but lazy certainly isn’t one of them. Like I said, absent-minded is a much better term to use. And yes, it’s frustrating, and yes, it can cause some embarrassing games, but Cano is as hard-working a player as any. He’s talented no doubt, but he’s not Ted Williams. If he were lazy, he certainly wouldn’t be a .305 career hitter.
    It might just be me, but calling a major league baseball player lazy is one of the worst insults you can throw at them.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:23 pm
  • Um…I feel the anger growing. Do not hit Jeter.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • It’s easy to tell that everyone regards a game – and division – as settled when the comments get on a tangent like this. Funny.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 10:24 pm
  • No way SW…no way…3 more innings to go.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • IBM: Avenue Q is amazing.
    Andrew, I was just repeating what YF’s say all the time. You jump on me and quickly call me a racist, but you never say anything when YF’s say the same thing.
    And again, I was talking SPECIFICALLY about his defense, which does look “lazy”.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:25 pm
  • Big misunderstanding boys…let’s all move on. No racial-stuff intended. We are squirrels here, just trying to get a nut…
    Beckett locked in now. COME ON CC!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • Hey look, Beckett has retired 7 in a row. A little late, huh Becks?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • How stupid is pro wrestling????

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:27 pm
  • So what’s the verdict? Send Sabathia out for the 7th?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • That triple-play was awesome…even is it was done by a Crap-adelphia player.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:28 pm
  • I just watched that triple play. It WAS awesome.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 10:29 pm
  • Ath, I didn’t mean to call you a racist, I was responding to the general racial unfairness in calling Latin players lazy.
    And re: his defense, he’s usually excellent, with random bouts of absentmindedness. Certainly, certainly not lazy. If he were lazy, he’d be dogshit day in and day out.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • I’d send him out to face Gonzalez and Ellsbury but have Hughes ready to relieve him. He’s at 107.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:30 pm
  • Dickhead announcer trying to jinx us…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:31 pm
  • I certainly remember, as a kid, hearing the good black players described as “gifted” and the good white players described as “hard-working.” The best example of that was Magic vs. Bird. I always thought it was because Magic looked so effortless and Bird look like he would break a sweat taking off his warm-ups. So it sort of made sense.
    Then you think about it, and it implies that Magic is so good he doesn’t need to work hard. And then, yeah, that gets offensive.
    Here’s another one: I used to work with a Mexican woman (born in the US, but her parents emigrated.) I asked her what Mexican stereotype she hated most, and she said the one that Mexicans work hard and will do any job.
    I never understood why anyone would be upset out a stereotype that they work hard, but then again, I’ve never heard any stereotypes about Norwegians, so I guess I don’t know what it’s like.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:32 pm
  • Norwegians smell like halibut…there you go IBM.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • CC is athletic for a big dude…just like me!!! ;)

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:33 pm
  • Um…that was strike 3.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:34 pm
  • This game ain’t over, but we need to get to work NOW.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • There’s two Polish guys, one is holding a bag. The other one asks, “what’s in the bag?” “Chickens,” he replies. The other man asks, “If I can guess how many chickens you have in that bag, will you give me one?” The man with the bag says “Hell, if you can guess how many chickens I have in here, I’ll give you both.”
    The other man guesses, “Eight”.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:35 pm
  • Norwegians have hot, blonde women. Come on IBM!
    As for me, the Irish/German stereotypes: we drink, we drink some more, we like to fight and we hate Jews.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • lol Miller is giving Phillips all sorts of shit for saying Ellsbury needs to sell the HBP.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:36 pm
  • K
    GREAT JOB CC!!!! Very impressed.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • Hey Doug, good guess regarding Sabathia. Hughes in.
    Nice one Andrew!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • God, Joe Morgan is awful. I’m sure his family would be very sad if he were, say, killed in a car accident this evening or had his tongue cut out by a rabid baseball fan, but the ESPN telecasts would totally improve.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 10:37 pm
  • “I never understood why anyone would be upset out a stereotype that they work hard, but then again, I’ve never heard any stereotypes about Norwegians, so I guess I don’t know what it’s like.”
    The problem with positive stereotypes is that they’re still stereotypes. They’re also dehumanizing.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • No argument here on Norwegian women…my buddy did a semester in Sweden, said they were easy too! GREAT combo…don’t tell my wife!!! ;)

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • What kind of stereotype can we lob on Jeter for that jump-throw thingy he does?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:38 pm
  • “Show-boaty”

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Is god-like or super ridiculously awesome a stereotype IMB???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:39 pm
  • Hughes pumping 97.
    Uh oh, Joe Morgan already thinks Hughes is now a life-long reliever.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:40 pm
  • Nice work Phrancise…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:41 pm
  • Here comes the meat…Becks still in???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:41 pm

  • What kind of stereotype can we lob on Jeter for that jump-throw thingy he does?

    He likes jumping because he wants to be a pretty pretty ballerina?

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:42 pm
  • Huh. I view Beckett still in as conceding the game.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Yep.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:43 pm
  • Tex swinging at crap…1 out.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:44 pm
  • “The problem with positive stereotypes is that they’re still stereotypes. They’re also dehumanizing.”
    My point exactly, Doug.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • Well I’ve been distracted by other things the last 40 minutes or so, so easing back into things:
    1. Glad to see WWIII over Cano averted.
    2. Beckett and CC just showed all those other pitchers out there how to buzz a guy (letter high f-balls knocking both Jeter and Pedroia off the plate).
    3. CC, if the Yanks hold on for the win tonight, steps past Beckett in the AL Cy Young competition.
    4. Norwegians don’t smell like Halibut. They smell like herring.
    5. The Mets-Phillies game began with an inside-the-park-HR and ended with an unassisted DP. Now that HAS to be a first.
    6. Go Yanks.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 10:45 pm
  • There have been a lot of bad called 3rd strikes tonight…that one was the worst.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • ARod Ks. THAT’s why Beckett is still in there.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:46 pm
  • HERRING!!! Yeah, I should have said herring…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:47 pm
  • For the record, I’ve never had lutefisk.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Goddamnit Matsui.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Kind of a BS inside-the-parker, though. It’s in the books, but it getting caught under the wall and laid off by Victorino makes it a lot less fun.
    Huge series for Matsui.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • GODZILLA IS ON FIRE!!!! HR!!! 8-4

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Five dongs off Beckett. Way to go, white boy.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • Jesus, Matsui is on fire. Beckett looking like his 2006 self here.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • The Hidesky Pole!
    Ok, that was bad.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:48 pm
  • IH, for what it’s worth the pitch at Jeter was a changeup.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 10:49 pm
  • That’s “unassisted TP” (not DP).
    Matsui is wasabi-hot.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 10:50 pm
  • Godzilla needs to get his knee drained more often…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:51 pm
  • Just throw Beckett out there for the 9th, save the bullpen.
    (I’m kidding.)

    Devine August 23, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Well, I can think of some situations in which assistance with TP would be uncomfortable.
    (sorry, sorry, couldn’t resist)

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Tx for the correction there Ath – yeah, a changeup is less dramatic. Not to mention less effective.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 10:52 pm
  • Odd series for Matsui. Two two-HR games sandwiched around an 0-for-5 game. Dude wants to come back next year.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:53 pm
  • 5 HR off Beckett a career high.
    And NO WALKS in this game.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 10:54 pm
  • Come on Hughes…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:56 pm
  • from RAB: “Matsui gets such good bat speed because his wrists are so strong. Does he have some sort of wrist training program?”
    Yes. Yes, he does.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Wake in the dugout…former Buffalo Bison.
    That was fair???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • No matter the lead in the 9th, Mo should pitch. Off-day tomorrow, and hasn’t pitched in a while.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Don’t we all dougie fresh???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • So they break the record for total runs in a 3-game NYY-Bos series. Ho-hum. Is it just me or does it seem like every time these teams lock up in recent years they break some series record or another (length of game, number of scoreless innings, most HRs in a row, etc, etc, etc.).
    Leadoff man on for phil. Come on kid…

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 10:57 pm
  • Strike zone shrinks now for us in the 8th???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:58 pm
  • Phil looks rattled…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 10:59 pm
  • Thought that was gone for sure…every fly ball is an adventure tonight. Good job Melky.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • What kind of a freaking adventure was that for Melky?!? Sure glad he made that…could have been (another) nasty pop-up hit/error.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • There you go, keep pumping those curveballs.
    God, don’t let Coke in this game Girardi.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • HUGE K!!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • Wow high heat, right by Bay. Shows what I know.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • Hughes made Bay look silly there. One more kid!

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • After this outing by Beckett, I almost appreciate Brad Penny.

    SoxFan August 23, 2009, 11:01 pm
  • krueg I don’t have anywhere near the quality of Hideki’s “training aids”…

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Phillips is such a dick with ears…idiot.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Doug, don’t we all have a good wrist training program?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 11:02 pm
  • Swishaslide!

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Blooper for Lowell, but Swish makes a good play. Ugh.
    Baldelli/Varitek/AGonz for the 9th. Ortiz better be a PH.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Finally some decent defense saves the day. Please bring in Mo for the 9th.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Yeah dougie fresh, I love japanese women too…
    Nice play by Swish there…great job by Hughes.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:03 pm
  • Doug, don’t we all have a good wrist training program?
    Erin Andrews did a report on that last week. Or maybe I just turned it into that…

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:04 pm
  • Ugh…Eli Manning. If you say anything bad about him around here, people want to fight. Seriously. Ole Miss fans? Let’s just say they didn’t vote for Obama.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA…nice Ath!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:05 pm
  • I would love to go see a game in Fenway but I don’t think I would. My wife and I were just talking about it. The bars on Yawkey look cool but I wouldn’t want to put up with all the BS…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:06 pm
  • You suck Cano.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Careful, Ath. Carl Monday’s watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYtUTu9H7dE

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 11:07 pm
  • Wow, Saito looking really good tonight.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • What the f-ck are they doing??? Swinging at the high cheese???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • Man, cano and melky both k’ed on eye-high fastballs.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 11:09 pm
  • Fulham lost to Chelsea today…that sucked.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:10 pm
  • Stuck, I’ll have you know that I only do my weekly Erin Andrews workout in the privacy of my own home.
    Ceiling cat, however…
    http://crowderland.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/ceilingcatnsfw2.jpg

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • I went to a couple at old Yankee Stadium, krueg. I’ve had both good experiences and bad ones with the Yankee fans there.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • Jose getting on base…nice.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:11 pm
  • I can only imagine D…

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • ENTER SANDMAN!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:12 pm
  • When you get a chance, Ath, I’d really recommend watching that whole video, if you haven’t already. It’s hysterical.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 11:14 pm
  • And I think us SFs will need some laughs after this inning’s over.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 11:15 pm
  • Um…Mo? Seriously?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Drew on!

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • 4 pitch f-cking walk??? Are you kidding me???

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Wow, when’s the last time Rivera walked someone on 4 pitches?

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 11:16 pm
  • Thanks stuck, I’ll do that after the game. Glad you said something, because I watched the first 15 seconds and closed it.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • MARIANO FEARS J.D.!!!!111!!11!!!!

    Devine August 23, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • 1997 SW?

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:17 pm
  • K. 1 out.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • Kotchman PH’ing for AGonz, not Ortiz. Sigh.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:18 pm
  • This is a VERY generous strike zone for Mo.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • Why the heck would you use Kotchman over Ortiz, especially how well Ortiz has been swinging the bat lately?

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 11:19 pm
  • Is Francona saving Papi for extra innings or something? WTF?

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • For everyone dougie fresh…all game long.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • So Ath, how was Ingl Bast’s? I think I asked in a previous thread but you might not have seen it. Thumbs up or down?

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 11:20 pm
  • 2 outs.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Jon Miller: *sings*
    Morgan: “It’s only 8-4, Jon.”
    BURRRRRNNNNN!

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Congrats, YFs. I’m glad we still have a lead in the wild card.

    Devine August 23, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Sweet, Mo’s ERA is unaffected by the leadoff walk.

    AndrewYF August 23, 2009, 11:23 pm
  • K. Ballgame over…YANKEES WIN…THAAAAAAAAAA YANKEES WIN!!!
    That was an impressive game. Great job by all, except Cano.
    If we can actually win the series in LA next month, I may start to have some confidence.
    Have a great night all, off to watch True Blood and Entourage!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:24 pm
  • IH, it was fantastic. Easily QT’s second best movie (behind Pulp Fiction), and fun the entire time. Great dialogue, good action, and hilarious. Definitely go see it.
    Also, there’s a Fenway/Ted Williams reference in the movie that’s hilarious.

    Atheose August 23, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • I can’t wait for the LA series. That’s going to be gangbusters.

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • I bet the Yankees sweep the Rockies or the Cardinals in the World Series for some bizarro symmetry. Book it.

    stuck working August 23, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • Ah, well, shit. Another lost weekend.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 23, 2009, 11:25 pm
  • p.s. The lucky Jeter jersey worked again. I think we have about an .850 winning percentage with it. Back in the closet until the next big game!!!

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:26 pm
  • “Back in the closet until the next big game!!!”
    I thought you didn’t want to invite the comparison!

    doug YF August 23, 2009, 11:27 pm
  • HAHAHAHAHAHA…nice dougie.

    krueg's ghost's ghost August 23, 2009, 11:33 pm
  • Thanks Ath – the reviews have been pretty uniformly strong. Will definitely check it out. Good cordial stuff here yfs + sfs…I never discount the Sox ability to come back any more, but I am now – barring injury – feeling great about the Yanks’ and the division title. Time to turn to LA…we need to better their record for potential Oct play.

    IronHorse August 23, 2009, 11:37 pm
  • Is Jon Miller singing the greatest triumph or greatest shark-jump? Couldn’t believe it when I heard it. I *loved* it, though I have no idea what the f*ck he was on about.

    attackgerbil August 24, 2009, 1:11 am
  • Gosh, it’s good to see Nick on the thread.

    attackgerbil August 24, 2009, 1:15 am
  • I don’t know if I agree with everything Atheose said about Robinson Cano in the thread, but I know I have said everything Atheose said about Robinson Cano. Except I wasn’t as kind.

    attackgerbil August 24, 2009, 1:25 am
  • > What kind of a freaking adventure was that for Melky?
    Seriously. I was honestly terrified of that play.

    attackgerbil August 24, 2009, 1:29 am
  • > the knock on Cano, that he’s sometimes a bit lazy?
    Yeah, because he signed a healthy contract coming into 2008 and then saw his fielding and batting fall off the table into the nether regions. He got benched last year (September?) for standing around when a ball caromed off Giambi’s glove and Nady had to scramble from RF to cover. Cano commented about how he was embarrassed by the situation and that it’s not like he’s lazy, that “99% of the time, I play hard.”
    The problem is the other 50% of the time seemed to be when everybody was watching. But he has been much better this year.

    attackgerbil August 24, 2009, 1:42 am

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