Take that, Red Sox Touré


Alex ends a marathon with one very clutch regular season home run. Until tomorrow….

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  • And all it took was a AA call-up.
    But congrats, boys. You earned the feeling.

    Devine August 8, 2009, 1:02 am
  • The Yankees gave up 4 hits over 15 innings. I don’t care who it’s against – that’s just awesome. That it happened against their division rivals obviously makes it all the better, but it’s amazing no matter who it’s against. Whatever else anyone might say about him, Girardi can manage a bullpen.

    IronHorse August 8, 2009, 1:26 am
  • I still can’t believe ARod did it…he broke through. He is going to be different now. Like a new beginning…really does not matter how it was against, fact is he came through in a huge game, and against the Sox no less…f-cking fantastic.

    krueg August 8, 2009, 1:58 am
  • I feel bad for Tawaza or whatever his name is. What an awful way to break into the league.
    Go Yanks though, obviously. Caught this game at the bar and it looked like it would never end..

    Lar August 8, 2009, 2:46 am
  • Cripe. Of all the people. Does this mean he is a “Real Yankee” now?
    Props on the win, tho.

    DUFF - SF August 8, 2009, 8:03 am
  • Mmmmmm, Kei Igawa.
    The game thread is hilarious – especially with the different parties. First it was a whine and cheese crowd. Then we see keg stands all around. Finally kreug breaks out the bong.
    Great game. Great win. More please.
    David Ortiz should have a fun and very believable story today. He’s at .053/.143 /.105 since the non-shocking revelation. But he has a nice smile. So YFs are angry.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 8:25 am
  • I think the Sox are going to regret trading Masterson for the offense they could have gotten cheaply in the winter or more cheaply in the form of Nick Johnson.
    Masterson career line?
    163 IP, 1.23 WHIP, 7.7 k/9, 3.6 bb/9, 3.69 ERA
    I don’t see how that arm, at league minimum, isn’t very valuable. It will also be interesting to see what he does as a starter for Cleveland, and after the Sox gave 29 starts to Brad Smoltz.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 8:42 am
  • This. Will. Not Stand.

    SoxFan August 8, 2009, 9:03 am
  • By the way, great title. That Toure piece – besides Kristol – was one of the worst things I’ve read in the Times in a long time.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 9:23 am
  • what piece are you talking about Rob? I think I missed it.

    sam-YF August 8, 2009, 9:54 am
  • I woke up this morning and I still feel loopy…going to get a “whole messa’ beer” for the game today, as they say down South!!!
    And yes, SF, now he is a Real Yankee!!!! :)

    krueg August 8, 2009, 9:57 am
  • Two words, krueg: Wake n’ bake.
    Be forewarned, Sam – The assignment was obviously given out in March and the multitalented “entertainer” submitted it in July. No fact checking by the Times and you get this trainwreck.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 10:12 am
  • Once it hit the 12th, it became a game of survival. The Yankees had a clear advantage being able to bat last.
    It’s a tough loss, tough in the big picture but hard to feel bad about in the smaller picture.
    It was a game full of great pitching and great defense and very little offense. I mean, the teams were a combined 0-19 w/ RISP. Over 15 innings!
    Not a loss that left me foaming. Just disappointed. And that’s a rarity for NYY-BRS.
    I wasn’t even p.o.-ed that it was the egomaniac who won it. We had a rook on the hill making his ML debut. First year in pro ball. He was great the first inning he threw. What are you gonna do?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 10:15 am
  • As soon as I saw Varitek set up down the middle, I knew Kei was going to hang one.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 10:19 am
  • Sam, Isn’t that a common question we all have for Rob: “WHAT are you talking about?”
    He’s a guy who would walk up to a guy who just got hit by a car and say, “I told you you shouldn’t have crossed the street there.”

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 10:20 am
  • And it would even funnier asking that guy after he had insisted, for months, it was safe to cross that ten-lane highway.
    I wonder if that’s the first time the Times has posted a review after a book has already ended up in the clearance bin.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 10:23 am
  • The problem last night wasn’t pitching. It was hitting. Red Sox were 0-8 w/RISP, 10 LOBs. OVER 15 INNINGS.
    The Yankees’ numbers were equally fruitless, 10 LOBs, 0-11 RISP, a testament to the quality of pitching and defense.
    To reference Masterson is rationalizing (there’s that word again.) Why not just reference Keith Foulke?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 10:28 am
  • Cause Aceves did quite the job last night while Dunn/Nick could have given an 0-fer-6. I think it’s interesting to ask how Masterson would have done, especially seeing his one outing in Cleveland: 3 IP, 2 H, 1 BB, 4 K.
    The devil’s in the details.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 10:36 am
  • Rob’s MO:
    A. Reframe the argument so he can make an irrelevant point; or,
    B. Channel Sarah Palin by making up crap and presenting it as fact

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 10:37 am
  • One thing you forgot, Bill. After criticizing the wounded man, he’d then start screaming at him about David Ortiz and steroids.
    The man would attempt to crawl, broken and bleeding to the curb, only to be kicked over and over again by Rob, cursing at him about media treatment and A-Rod and steroids and Ortiz and Brad Penny and John Smoltz and AJ Burnett, and when the man gasped one final timme, looked up at him and, with his final dying breath, “What the hell are you talking about?” Rob would spit on him and say, “I told you I was right,” and walk away.

    Paul SF August 8, 2009, 10:41 am
    Can’t wake and bake Rob, stores are getting a little low…liquid lunch and dinner today!!!! Play the drums, maybe some guitar hero…going to be a great day.
    It’s time for CC to be an Ace for once. We can really put our boot on the Sox throat today…this is why we paid a billion dollars for #52! BRING IT CC!!!

    krueg August 8, 2009, 10:52 am
  • Don’t ask my opinion Rob. You won’t like it.
    On more relevant matters, if CC can hit his usual second-half stride – which Burnett and Pettitte already have – this could be great. But they must keep this up and win at least one if not both of the remaining games vs. Boston. They still have too many games against the LAA and Boston to make anything but a double-digit lead feel comfortable right now.
    Oh, and the Yanks have the best record in baseball – therefore Joe Girardi is a better manager than Joe Torre :o)

    IronHorse August 8, 2009, 10:57 am
  • Forgot another one:
    C. Play Red Sox I Told You So as often as possible (relevance not required.)
    Has Rob ever posted that he just knew that Harry Frazee’s decision to sell Babe Ruth to the Yankees was bad?

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 10:59 am
  • And, Paul, when retelling the story, the intercity intersection becomes a 10-lane expressway.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 11:00 am
  • And krueg, we have Papi’s p.c. to look forward to in 90 minutes.
    Will it be the genuine article or will is be a circus?
    With the MLBPA at Papi’s side, I’m not confident we’ll get many facts.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 11:03 am
  • Seriously, krueg. Maybe you can pass the sticky icky around?
    You guys are a wounded bunch. My sympathies weren’t enough, huh?
    And funny but this statement pretty much sums up the Palin view of reality:
    Will it be the genuine article or will is be a circus?

    Rob August 8, 2009, 11:08 am
  • You guys need to play nice IBM…we’re all human here!!!
    I’m not into Papi’s PC…doesn’t matter to me. I know you guys are hollding out for a plausible explanation but today is going to be all hot air.

    krueg August 8, 2009, 11:08 am
  • How did Sarah “the biggest retard on the planet” Palin get into this conversation???
    Comparing someone to her is the biggest insult you can lay on someone…NOT COOL!

    krueg August 8, 2009, 11:10 am
  • Not until I get restocked Rob but then you guys should all come over!!! ;)
    SF’s need not apply. hehe

    krueg August 8, 2009, 11:10 am
  • Love how this is the first bullet in the TOS:
    Have respect for the YFSF community. If you disagree with an argument, by all means respond. But no matter how much you disagree, there’s no reason to insult your interlocutor as a person. Ad hominem attacks will be removed.
    Good work guys!
    Sorry, but asking if Masterson wins that game is very relevant. Just as is V-Mart’s 0-fer.
    Youkilis though showed why he should have been the MVP last year. And probably should be this too. But I’m sure you’ll just read that to mean “Youkilis sucks and I hope he gets hit by a truck”.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 11:12 am
  • krueg, I would love to see in person how you pull off off the cognitive dissonance of being baked AND bitter simultaneously.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 11:14 am
  • I’m not bitter bro…just doing my part to help the team with negative reinforcement!!!

    krueg August 8, 2009, 11:24 am
  • Now that’s a feat worthy of Cirque de Soleil!

    Rob August 8, 2009, 11:29 am
  • That game last night was awesome and I really believe it was due to good solid pitching rather than struggling offenses. I hope today’s game will be just as entertaining, but I doubt it.
    Check out my new baseball novel 33 Summers at: http://www.amazon.com/33-Summers-Darren-Pare/dp/1608602605

    dpare71 August 8, 2009, 12:16 pm
  • Man,I can’t do this negative reinforcement,so I say it plain.It’s gonna be a blast today.CC is gonna earn his pay.And Tex,hopefully,since he did’t hit anything last night/morning

    MikeFidborg-YF August 8, 2009, 12:26 pm
  • Well, the union and the MLB came out swinging for Papi today: http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=4385699
    So because I didn’t pay attention at the time, can someone tell me if anyone in the MLB or the union stepped up like this for A-Rod? (Its obvious why they’re ignoring Manny, given his recent suspension)

    MikeZ August 8, 2009, 12:30 pm
  • I just want to hear the same level of criticism of Papi’s story as I heard on this site about ARod’s…
    Again, I don’t really care but what a convenient story.

    krueg August 8, 2009, 1:02 pm
  • Fair comment, krueg.
    Seems we’ve all been victims of sloppy reporting.
    We’re back to the Department of I Don’t Know Who or What to Believe.
    I hate to say this, but based on what Weiner said today, it seems pretty clear now that had ARod gone into full denial mode during the spring, he could have gotten away with it.

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 1:21 pm
  • They treated him with kid gloves, krueg. Where’s the question about the weird trajectory of his stats?
    That’s the thing with Ortiz. If he keeps up with how he’s been playing and until the end of his career it really doesn’t matter what comes out of his mouth. Even if he “recovers” to a 100 OPS+ it solidifies the questions about his “production”.
    What’s still interesting to me is how much he’s slumped the more this has become a story – in April and now. Like I said then that’s not the functioning of a innocent mind. And it’s still not.

    Rob August 8, 2009, 1:25 pm
  • While I guess we have yet to hear what Ortiz has to say, I just wonder why, if he was clean, why hasn’t he come out and said “I never used steroids”? It seems to me like he has (so far) chosen his words very carefully, for maximum wiggle room.
    And he’s alredy lied about being blindsided by the test results, so whatever new shit has come to light, it will have to be pretty damn impressive to mean anything at all.

    Mark-YF August 8, 2009, 1:26 pm
  • Well, just as I post that, I see Ortiz is now claiming tha he never used steroids. I wonder why it took him nine days to come out with that, and hope he’s prepared for the microscope about to hover over the last 6 years of his life.

    Mark-YF August 8, 2009, 1:28 pm
  • I was nothing close to impressive, Mark. Ortiz claimed innocence even as he said he bought and used stuff without knowing what was in it. The lawyer gave him cover saying the results of the tests aren’t freely known, more players are on the list than tests, and more legal smokescreen.
    It’s a non-story at this point. Everything is just noise without everything made public.
    Until then we can watch how players perform in some semblance of a testing environment….

    Rob August 8, 2009, 1:31 pm
  • “How did Sarah “the biggest retard on the planet” Palin get into this conversation???
    Comparing someone to her is the biggest insult you can lay on someone…NOT COOL!”

    I'mBillMcNeal August 8, 2009, 1:49 pm
  • Come on IBM…let’s all be friends!

    krueg August 8, 2009, 1:59 pm
  • Forget the Yanks, worry about your new nemesis, the Rays.
    Smoltz needs to look in the mirror & realize he’s lost it.
    Kothcman is a disgrace.
    Green, learn how to be a man at the plate.
    Pappi, learn how to full run to first base.
    Pedroia, the smallest man on the team with the biggest heart & talent.
    Where is the passion & hatred for the Yanks, you don’t see it in the players faces. This is a soft team!!!
    Plunk A-Fraud.

    jimmy August 8, 2009, 2:15 pm

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