Virtual Trade Deadline Edition: Yanks-Rays Gamer

There was a rumor that lasted about 10 minutes on mlbtraderumors just now. The Sox and Indians were on the verge of deal that would have sent Cliff Lee to Boston for three prospects. Rob Bradford twittered it. Or so we thought he did. Turns out that it wasn't Bradford who sent out the rumor into the Internet space field. Someone hacked into the poor reporter's Twitter account. Truth, as we know it, is changing.

We should remember the slippery nature of truth and fact as we watch the Yanks and Rays tonight. Or rather, we should expect our basic assumptions to be challenged. How amazing would it be if tonight a tall right-hander went to the mound instead of CC Sabathia. And how mind-boggling would it be if we all learned that Roy Halladay was that pitcher and he had been traded to the Yanks. Michael Kay read out the line-up and we noticed Melky Cabrera's absence. "Yep, the Yanks and Blue Jays completed a deal this afternoon. Melky is no longer on the Yanks. He was traded in a straight swap for Roy Halladay, tonight's pitcher."

Instead, we have this hacked into reality: the Nothing New. Instead we get Sabathia (he used to be new but he's now kind of boring) vs. Kazmir. Try to enjoy reality if you can.

27 comments… add one
  • Instead we get Sabathia (he used to be new but he’s now kind of boring)
    HEHE this made me laugh really hard.

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:09 pm
  • Can we get a Sox gamer? This may be the last time we see Buchholz start before we acquire Halladay on Friday! ;-)

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:20 pm
  • Why can’t we keep Crawford off the bases???? NOT COOL!

    krueg July 28, 2009, 7:22 pm
  • HUGE DP!!! What a play by Cano, Jeter and Tex!!!! 1-2-3 1st for CC…

    krueg July 28, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • Sorry Krueg, but I’m commandeering this gamer.
    Hey Buchholz, DONT SHAKE OFF VARITEK.

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:23 pm
  • ARod singles…nice.

    krueg July 28, 2009, 7:25 pm
  • Buchholz must be overthrowing, cause he’s hitting 97 on the gun and missing with his fastball.

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:26 pm
  • Good work marking your territory, Ath. Good to see Buchholz get out of the inning unscathed.

    stuck working July 28, 2009, 7:30 pm
  • Yeah, stuck! Looks like we outnumber Krueg 2-1 now.
    My mistake earlier: Kottaras is catching, not Varitek. Inning over, though his command sucks.

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:32 pm
  • I would like some Old School Papi right now, please.

    stuck working July 28, 2009, 7:38 pm
  • Ortiz with a big hack on the 3-0 count.

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:40 pm
  • Blarg.

    stuck working July 28, 2009, 7:48 pm
  • Well crap. Double and then a bloop single. Bad throw home (good one would have had him EASILY), and the runner still makes it to 2nd.
    Crap.

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:50 pm
  • Blarg x2.

    stuck working July 28, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • Yet another hanging changeup; 2-0 A’s.

    Atheose July 28, 2009, 7:54 pm
  • 0-1. game.

    krueg July 28, 2009, 7:55 pm
  • Damon just misses a RBI double…curses.

    krueg July 28, 2009, 7:58 pm
  • Sox thread up top.

    SF July 28, 2009, 8:02 pm
  • 0-2. 3rd with no outs…GAME OVER! YOU F-CKING SUCK CC!!! OVERPAID PIECE OF SH-T!!!

    krueg July 28, 2009, 8:06 pm
  • Grounder…AROD chucks it into the stands over Tex’s head. Run scores, guy on 2nd…still no outs. The real Yankees are back.
    0-3. game.

    krueg July 28, 2009, 8:08 pm
  • Tex with the PURE HUSTLE MVP LEADOFF DOUBLE!!!! Let’s Go Yankees!!! SCOOOOOOOOORE!!!!

    krueg July 28, 2009, 8:18 pm
  • 1-3. Godzilla RBI single but then STUPIDLY gets caught off of 1st for the 2nd out. Idiot.

    krueg July 28, 2009, 8:22 pm
  • 1-4. HR Eva…game over. goodnight.

    krueg July 28, 2009, 8:46 pm
  • Let’s go Yanks! Okay, so we lost a game. Let’s take tomorrow!

    Lar July 28, 2009, 11:00 pm
  • Nothing went right for the Yankees today, it happens. Hopefully a good outing from Joba tomorrow and we rough up Matt Garza.

    doug YF July 28, 2009, 11:22 pm
  • Heh, the only thing that went right was that Boston lost. But ya..

    Lar July 29, 2009, 12:18 am
  • Joba has had two great starts in a row…chances he has a third in a row???
    Using the Kruegerian Theorum, I say it’s about 3.579%. We’re screwed.

    krueg July 29, 2009, 11:20 am

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