A Butterfly’s Wings: Yanks-Sox Gamer IV

Weather has an interesting way of changing one’s mood. Sometimes that effect won’t be felt for months.

May 2nd, 2006 was the day after Johnny Damon returned to Fenway Park for the first time since abandoning his Red Sox uniform. Rain interrupted what would have been the second game of that two-game series, a game that would have seen Shawn Chacon face Lenny DiNardo. (edit: Sox would have pitched Beckett; DiNardo was bumped a day by the rain). A game that would have had the Yankees scrambling for a split after Aaron Small lost the day before on a home run by David Ortiz off of Mike Myers, giving Mike Timlin and Boston the win.

That soggy Tuesday necessitated the unusual circumstance of a five-game series played over four days. Having finished three of those five games, that long-past rainfall and its recent consequence has contributed to a wide range of reactions from baseball fans. Fans who do not like New York or Boston probably wish this series would just get out of the way, but those types of baseball fans are not likely to be in present company.

Depending on your perspective, this series to this point may be exciting or disappointing, encouraging or disgusting, perhaps some combination of all or none of these. The one certain thing is that it is continuing, and today may prove to hold the best opportunity for each of these teams to showcase truly good baseball as the aces take the mound.

Moose vs. Schill. Comment away.

533 comments… add one
  • Peter Abraham just posted the lineups and some other interesting tidbits you may want to read on his blog:
    Yankees
    Johnny Damon CF
    Derek Jeter SS
    Bobby Abreu RF
    Jason Giambi 1B
    Alex Rodriguez DH
    Robinson Cano 2B
    Jorge Posada C
    Melky Cabrera LF
    Red Sox
    Coco Crisp CF
    Mark Loretta 2B
    David Ortiz DH
    Manny Ramirez LF
    Kevin Youkilis 1B
    Mike Lowell 3B
    Wily Mo Pena RF
    Doug Mirabelli C
    Alex Cora SS

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 6:47 pm
  • Coco Chanel back in leadoff, eh? Interesting…Also, since Arod can’t seem to make a place there, did the Yanks decide to skip the third baseman altogether?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 6:59 pm
  • (Nick Green at 3B, despite my smartassedness).

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 7:01 pm
  • I guess Moose said he’d rebel if Arod was playing defense behind him again…Boy, Steve Phillips will _love_ that one!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 7:06 pm
  • Thanks for the catch, YM. That’s what I get for cutting and pasting like that. Abraham said that Torre was planning on DH’ing Jeter tomorrow.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 7:07 pm
  • I now know how someone on death row feels. I am sitting here waiting to see if the Govenor will call with a stay of execution. The govenor being Schilling.

    Rob August 20, 2006, 7:22 pm
  • Ugh, we’re to be subjected to Joe Morgan again…still beats Steve Phillips though.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:01 pm
  • Morgan: “Acquisition of Bobby Abreu has allowed Yankees to bat Derek Jeter second.” Joe doesn’t watch much baseball, does he? Otherwise he’d know Jeter’s been batting second most of the season.
    Why do I even listen to his babble?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:06 pm
  • I can’t wait for Joe to inform us how the better hitting, pitching and fielding team will probably win the game.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:08 pm
  • Bonnie Bernstein has a ginormous chin.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:09 pm
  • No walk-a-thon tonight, eh?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:13 pm
  • JD with a broken-bat groundout after running the count full yet again.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:15 pm
  • Jeter’s approach to hitting, according to Joe M? “I go up there to hit.”

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:16 pm
  • That’s why he’s an HOFer!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:17 pm
  • WMP getting a workout trying to catch those foul balls

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:18 pm
  • DJ with a 10 pitch AB so far. Work that count, boys!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:19 pm
  • Wow. That was a late-bad-call.

    walein August 20, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • Jeter punched out after a serious battle with Schill.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:20 pm
  • That was a borderline strike….2 out, but 17 pitches for Schill.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • By the way. For those of you who haven’t noticed “k-zone” moves in order to make things seem like a ball or strike–usually depending on who the announcers are favoring.

    walein August 20, 2006, 8:21 pm
  • Everyone knows K-Zone has a liberal bias. That’s why you need to watch Fox Sports Net.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • I have to say. That third pitch…see how “k-zone” was shifted to the left in comparison to the Jeter pitch higher, but in the same place?

    walein August 20, 2006, 8:22 pm
  • Jon Miller seriously needs to calm down. EVERY PITCH MAKES HIM SCREAM!

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Abreu looked like he’s never seen Schilling pitch.

    walein August 20, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Hmmm….sounded like Abreu fouled that last pitch off, didn’t it? K on a splitter in the dirt. 22 pitches for Schilling in the 1st, not bad.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:23 pm
  • Walein, Abreu was batting .333 against him before that AB. Not sure the sample size though.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:24 pm
  • YFDC: Joe M snuck some greenies into his coffee at lunch today.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:25 pm
  • Schilling is a loud-mouth. I can’t stand every time he beats the Yankees. He’s always tough, and every game is a battle against him. Damn, I wish he was a Yankee.

    Bozo August 20, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • 8 for 24 against Schilling. I know he’s faced him. But it didn’t look like that in that at bat.

    walein August 20, 2006, 8:26 pm
  • Why does Moose always go up against a Schilling/Pedro type? He never gets any run support, no wonder he’s never won 20.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:27 pm
  • *gulp*

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:28 pm
  • Friggin’ Papi. Johnny, what happened there?

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:29 pm
  • Jon Miller needs to give Johnny one of his greenies.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:31 pm
  • Looks like Johnny chose a bad day to stop sniffing glue.

    SF August 20, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Moose having his meltdown a bit early tonight, isn’t he?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:33 pm
  • Giambi making it look like TIno.

    walein August 20, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • Thank you, Jason.

    Dave August 20, 2006, 8:34 pm
  • DP ends the inning. All in all, not terrible, but he’s gotta bear down from here…Hopefully that was Moose’s Bad Inning ™.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • Moose will calm down after that rough inning… he is always good to give up 3-4 a game

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:35 pm
  • nice stache-bino

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:37 pm
  • Reminded me a little of that game last year when Arod hit a huge HR off Schilling-the-closer. Moose gave up 4 in the first that game, then went 6 more scoreless, IIRC.
    Giambino says “Screw working the pitch count” and drives one off the wall in the CF for a leadoff double.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:38 pm
  • anyone know the real reason why a-rod is DHing? I know he has a lot of E’s but greene is not someone I want starting in a Yankee Red sox game

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:39 pm
  • Alex whiffs.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:40 pm
  • man schilling is really throwing some gas out there

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Probably just a half-day off. Speaking of Arod, Ks swinging on a high fastball. Arod is terrible against Schilling career-wise, maybe he should’ve had a full day off.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:41 pm
  • Cano advances Giambi to 3rd with a groundout, but 2 outs now for Posada.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:42 pm
  • Posada looks overmatched.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:43 pm
  • Where are the Soxfans tonight? Damn.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • schilling is throwing a lot of pitches…. I like it.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:44 pm
  • 40 after 2 innings. No runs though. Sigh.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:45 pm
  • Let’s just make it to the Sox pen without the game getting away, and we should be all good. (Pardon me if I sound all Joe Morgan.)

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:46 pm
  • I’m not worried… moose needs to get 14 tonight. I say he settles down and schilling blows it. schilling always holds us early, and starts to melt down later on

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:48 pm
  • WMP out on a pop-up to Giambi for the first out.
    Honestly, I’d rather listen to the NESN feed, they might not be homers as much as these guys.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:49 pm
  • Maybe Joe Morgan actually dislikes the Red Sox more than he Dislikes the Yanks… interesting.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Awwww, ‘Belli is starting tonight…no chance for a Javy Lopez/Javy Lopez batter :-(

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:50 pm
  • Nice inning for moose.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Moose settles down hardcore.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:51 pm
  • Yep, 123 and keeps his pitch count down. WTG, Moose!
    Let’s hope there’s no serious rain delays, otherwise we might get to see Karstens’ debut a bit earlier than desired.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:52 pm
  • Damnit rain.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:54 pm
  • this couldnt have happened around 10pm so we could all go watch entourage???

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • F****!!!!!
    Well, hopefully if it knocks out Moose, it does Schill also.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 8:55 pm
  • Moose is such a head case, there is no way he comes back and pitches after the rain. we will see him in another 5 days….

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 8:57 pm
  • Great timing on the rain…just when it looks like the Sox might get a good pitching performance this happens. Oh well, when it rains…as they say.
    I have to think most of us SFs are taking the night off – something to change up the karma. Either that or simply feeling a bit beaten up. Enjoy the game, YFs – your team has certainly shown itself to be the better squad this weekend.

    SF August 20, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • Right on, TX YF. Tonight’s the Joey Ramone episode!

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 8:59 pm
  • It’s curious, I could’ve sworn there were 2 starting pitchers in this game. Yet, ESPN has prattled on and on how the rain will affect Schilling and only Schilling. Who’s been pitching to the Red Sox hitters? Don Mattingly?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 9:01 pm
  • ESPN might as well be the father station of NESpN… Back before the all-star break they were all talking about how there is no way the Yanks were going to get into the playoffs this year…

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:10 pm
  • Darn it. Got a free pass out of the house tonight to watch the game amidst a bunch of Sox fans, show up, and now this. I was truly looking forward to seeing this matchup.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:20 pm
  • lets get this show on the rizzzzoad

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:36 pm
  • Sorry, I vow to not use another “Z” for the rest of the game.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:39 pm
  • They said it should restart around 9:50 (5 min from now).

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 9:45 pm
  • schilling is back…. i would bet moose will not be

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Game on.
    Melky pops out to left.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • Melky pops out to Manny for an inauspicious return.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 9:49 pm
  • nick “sub mendoza line” greene down on three

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Schilling gets the high outside corner for strike one to Green. A fastball blows by Nick for strike two swinging. The 0-2 is a fastball up the ladder, and Green goes down swinging.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:50 pm
  • Nick Green looked like he was trying to chop down a tree rather than hit a Schilling heater.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Johnny pops out. Solid return for Schilling.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • Damon takes away for ball one. The next pitch is popped to left where Manny makes the catch to end the inning, quickly.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:51 pm
  • btw.. no hitter in the LLWS going on right now… just call me MK…

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:52 pm
  • hahahaha did anyone just see what happened in the LLWS??? hahahahha

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • Moose is at 22 pitches heading into the bottom of the third. There is a light rain falling as he faces Coco.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:54 pm
  • whoa, did NY just shit the bed to lose a 1-0 game in the LLWS. Kid thrown out at third for the second out on a single, but the kid at first who knocked the single started the leave the field, thinking his teammate made the third out, so his mistake ended the game…

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • moose is back… I am just putting this out there… 10 to 1 says he completed at least 7 cross word puzzles while in the rain delay

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:55 pm
  • No, what happened?
    Strike one. Strike two on a breaking pitch. The 0-2 is inside.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Coco Crisp is the greatest leadoff hitter of all time.

    Anonymous August 20, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • The 1-2 is and inside 12-6 curve that Coco loops at and misses. The ball is in the dirt and Posada throws to first to complete the out. Two away.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:56 pm
  • Correction one away. Loretta flies out to right for the second out. Papi up.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:57 pm
  • It’s still coming down. Hopefully that doesn’t affect the triple that Bobby Abreu is going to next inning.

    Anonymous August 20, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Looks like the rain’s stopped.

    Anonymous August 20, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • Mussina just misses for ball one away. The next pitch is a breaking pitch pulled inside first, foul. The ball girl makes a good play in the mud.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:58 pm
  • moose just hit 92 in the rain… He RARELY hits above 90-91

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • No, rain’s still falling. The 1-1 is a ball. The 2-1 is in on the hands, popped behind the on deck circle for 2-2. Tough play to make there.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 9:59 pm
  • Solid inning for Moose.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • anyone else think those people were close to being “on the field” on that foul ball?

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • The 2-2 is a change that misses high to make the count full. The payoff: hit high in the air to left, where Melky makes the catch to end the inning. Jeter, Abreu, Giambi to lead off the fourth.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • All right! Nice clean inning for the Moose. Frankly, I’m surprised he came out. Oh well, he’s a head case, he knows best.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:01 pm
  • They were pretty close, but I don’t think that the closest fan impeded the play. The ball came down in the stands. It’s her job as a good fan to break that play up, darn her.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • Jon Miller sounded so depressed in that inning. Oi.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:02 pm
  • One good thing about Moose and Schill is that they work so fast, Morgan doesn’t have time to talk, so we get more Miller. Great taste, less filling.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:03 pm
  • I thought the ball cam down Right outside of the stands, it looked like on the replay it came down “in play”

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • Jeter takes a ball, then fouls one up third. The 1-1 is fouled up right. The 1-2 is a base hit up the middle past a diving Cora.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:04 pm
  • nice play by manny… i hate manny

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • TX, you may be correct. I didn’t see the replay. Jorge wasn’t really on top of that catch though; he looked worried about slipping in the mud or tripping on the bats on the ground by the on deck circle.
    Abreu singles off the Monster, Jeter to third.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • Man, if Manny had just not been able to barehand that off the wall I may have gotten that triple.

    Anonymous August 20, 2006, 10:06 pm
  • I know it is raining… but why arent we sending abreu, schilling hadnt even looked over at him

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • I’m the one kafetching about the triple.

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Jason up. He takes strike one, a fastball at the belt. Kill that one, G!
    The 0-1 is is high/away. The next pitch is popped back and out of play just behind home plate.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:07 pm
  • Abreu already got thrown out once, didn’t he?

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • attackgerbil… are you really joe morgan… haha yea he did look like he was worried about falling, and with this rain, i am glad he didn’t risk it

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:08 pm
  • I agree, especially with Giambi the batter TX. Maybe they’re hoping the shift or lack there of will benefit us…in some way.

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • Jason takes a heater inside to make it 2-2. The next pitch is a fastball high and tight checked off the bat foul.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:09 pm
  • not tonight he hasn’t… I don’t think

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • I love the Fenway ooohs on pitches not even remotely close to being strikes.

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:10 pm
  • Giambi fouls another back to work it full.
    TX: if I were Joe, I would have said, “well most of the time when it’s hit out of play and they don’t catch it, it’s a foul ball.”
    Giambi takes one for a HUGE ride. Three run homer for Jason, still no outs.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Looks like that ball wanted to go for a Mustache ride.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • Abreu has stolen 18 consecutive bases.
    Giambi annahilated that ball~~ Wheeeeee~~~

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • I ahve to say, the scruff looks really good with the stash on Giambi. AND THE FEAKING MONSTER HOMERUN looks even better.

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:11 pm
  • A Rod unclutches it off of the monster.

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • ARod singles off the Monster.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • Earth to Schilling: Whatever you do, don’t go 3-2 to HGHiambi.

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • annihalated? crap?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:12 pm
  • AG, haha, when that play was being replayed Joe said something about ” there were a lot of bats and things in the way and bats and bats and people in the way, and bats.”

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Bad call at first on the DP. Seems like the Umps got a call from the commish.

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Cano grounds into the 463 DP. It was close; ump made the right call.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • Ahhh, the long-awaited “Yankees suck” chant. How classy!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:13 pm
  • close play but a good call at first.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Shit. Maybe I am Joe Morgan, except I can’t hit or catch. Or throw.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • Close play but replay showed he was out.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:14 pm
  • At least I can be patently obvious.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • Aaaaand we get our first BB!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:15 pm
  • Schill walks Jorge. That is a very good sign. I mean, on top of the singles and home run and all.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • how do you not take that hanger for a ride melk man…..

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Melky grounds out routine 63.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • What replay were you guys watching? The actual replay or the discussion between Joe and John about how he was out?

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:16 pm
  • Tie goes to the runner! Man, you guys are softening up with that homerun.

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:17 pm
  • Walein, when I first watched it, I screamed (really) “He was SAFE! You BLEW the call, blue!” On the replay, the slow-mo looked like the ball was in the glove a quarter-step before Melky hit the bag.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:18 pm
  • side note… i wonder how much bean-tang ortiz and manny get when they are out in the boston night scene…

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:19 pm
  • Strike one to Manny. The Moose misses away badly on a breaker. Ball two low in. Manny is in rare air as far as HRs against NY. The 2-1 is a _great_ pitch, inside, moving down. Manny swings over it for 2-2. The next pitch is far away to make it full.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • I know it hurts when you have Ortiz on your team… but why is there no push for Manny for MVP…?

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:21 pm
  • The payoff pitch: single to center Damon makes a nice sliding stop, but couldn’t glove it on the fly. Looks like a fastball that was supposed to be outside but stayed over the middle. Youk up.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • Damon almost had it…Why they don’t just automatically IBB Manny I do not know.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • Manny’s average just went up to .330.
    With all the grim news for Sox fans lately, it’s easy to overlook this incredible run of hitting from Mr. Ramirez.

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:22 pm
  • I hear quite a bit of talk about Manny being the MVP.
    Youk takes two balls, then a strike. The 2-1 is grounded into a 5-4 FC; the throw to first was not in time. Great stop by Green.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:23 pm
  • Looks like Moose is off his game a little after sitting during the long top 4th.
    Nice play by Green on Youk’s groundout to get the lead runner. Maybe he really should play 3rd base more and let Arod DH?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • who just instinctivly said to themselves… or outloud… “com’on A-rod” forgetting that he was on the bench… I know I did

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:24 pm
  • By the way, did anyone catch Dennis Miller’s rant on NESN about Youk last week?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • Lowell with a line single to left. First and second, one out to Pena.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:25 pm
  • Melky needs to play in more at Fenway, a la Manny.

    Bozo August 20, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • I cannot watch NESN… It is in my contract…

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:26 pm
  • Deadspin linked to it…let me see if I can find it. It was quite amusing. On par with Sutcliffe’s drunken rave.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:27 pm
  • moose is starting to miss with his pitches pretty badly… this could be bad

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:28 pm
  • Moose buckles WMP on an arcing curve for strike one. The 0-1 is a fastball that misses just low. The 1-1 is a fastball tight at the letters that WMP swings underneath. The 1-2 is a breaking pitch away. Next pitch: another fastball, 6 inches outside. The payoff: (I am guessing curve) is not a curve, but is fouled up third. Reset the payoff: opos him up to shallow right for the second out.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:29 pm
  • Huge out for Moose. And a so-so episode of Entourage.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:30 pm
  • don’t give any details on entourage, I DVR’d it (DishNetwork’s TiVo) I was not so happy with last weeks episode… if this one is bad too I will be sad.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:32 pm
  • s/oops/pops/
    Doug is up. He takes ball one low and away. The next pitch is away and checked foul off first. The 1-1: oof. I thought that was good. Misses inside for 2-1 on the hard breaker. The 2-1: a curve fouled off third. It’s 2-2, two on, two outs: Mirabelli takes outside to make the count full.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • If GameCast’s chart is at all accurate (I’m blacked out of MLB.TV again), then the Sox are swinging at all kinds of pitches in the dirt or close to it.

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • isn’t youk billy beane’s “Greek God of walks” I didn’t get why they were saying he was jewish.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • Aw crap.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:33 pm
  • The payoff: Doug hits a quail to right to score Youk and advance Lowell to third.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • Youkilis is a Romanian Jew. Michael Lewis in Moneyball started the Greek-God-of-Walks stuff.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • Belli!

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • huge Knuckle Curve… I love that pitch

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:34 pm
  • Hudson, I haven’t seen _too_ much of that, though Manny and Coco have both recently chased pitches way out of the zone.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Whoa, my great-grandfather was a Roumanian Jew.

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Cora hits a hard shot to Cano. 4-3 ends the inning, all tied up.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Robi turned a bobble into a flossy, stylized out.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • Inning over. So much for that pitchers’ duel…Sigh.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:35 pm
  • thanks for the clarification DC

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • Bleh, Cora ends the rally. But at least it’s tied.
    Time for Schilling to earn his title of “staff ace.” Otherwise, we have no ace.

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:36 pm
  • Man, those in-game interviews are oh so very dumb.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:37 pm
  • green is determined to strike out every time on 3 pitches

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • Green looks completely overwhelmed by Curt.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:38 pm
  • Green is not in there for his hitting prowess, that’s fer sure. As long as he keeps making those plays at 3B, I’m willing to forgive the Ks.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Hey, I learned from Francona that it’s *better to leave Schilling in the game longer.*

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • Damon takes strike one. The 0-1 is chopped to Loretta 4-3 for out 2.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • You got it Tex.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:39 pm
  • villone has the dirtiest sanchez stache ever.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:40 pm
  • Jeets takes a ball, then a strike at the knees. The 1-1 is low and away. Ron Villone sighting.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:40 pm
  • moose knows he doesn’t have it after this rain delay. he missed all of his spots last inning.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • Jeter lifts it to center for the third out.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:41 pm
  • Villone warming.
    Sox radio sez Mussina consulting with trainers in the dugout, might be done.
    That’s all I got.
    Anyone with more?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 10:42 pm
  • 1-2-3 inning. That’s more like it.
    How about now Boston tries taking a lead and holding it for at least one or two innings? I could use a breather. (Yeah, this weekend has made me one sarcastic and cranky Sox fan.)

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:43 pm
  • *GROAN* Torre: “Mussina had a little tightening in the groin.”
    FECK. FACK. KFUC.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:43 pm
  • at least we wont have our bullpen pitching 5 innings and have a short turn around tomorrow… oh wait…………..

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • Joe C. points out that Villone played football at UMass.
    Thanks, Joe.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 10:44 pm
  • It’s the bottom of the 5th, with Ron Villone on to replace Mussina and his “tightened groin.” Crisp at the plate.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:45 pm
  • Crisp grounds hard to Cano who throws to first on the routine 4-3 for the first out.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:46 pm
  • Those are words we know too well:
    “Crisp and “routine first out.”

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 10:47 pm
  • God I hope Moose is just tight from the having to come back out after the layoff. If he has a hernia, @(*#$^&#(*.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:47 pm
  • I think randy needs a new nick-name… maybe something like… “The old Buskit”

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • Loretta hits it 5 feet short of the track on the line to Melky.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:48 pm
  • now wouldn’t be the best time… but why not put ortiz on his backside? He crowds the plate worse than jeets

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:49 pm
  • Villone inside to Ortiz. The 1-0: strike at the knees. Might have been low. Papi thought it was. Do not anger Papi. The 1-1: low-in.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:49 pm
  • I call sooth.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • no doubt about that Papi shot. 4-3 Sox.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • maybe now was the right time.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:50 pm
  • Poppppppyyyyyyyyyy

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:51 pm
  • I don’t think Ortiz crowds the plate. He loves an inside fastball.

    Hudson August 20, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • Are Villone and Proctor in race to see whose arm falls off first?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • are we talking about game ending hits in the 5th inning?

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:52 pm
  • It’s only the 5th totally out of the clutchiness ratio. Frankly, Ortiz’ HR is an enormously unclutch hommerun in that it will only lead to a more clutchy performance by a Yankee:
    Giambi 3:1
    A Rod 6:1
    Damon 2:1
    Jeter 2:1
    Green 1:1

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • Sox lead 4-3.
    Manny takes strike one on a pitch he could have _sent_.
    The 0-1 is in the dirt. The next pitch is letters for ball two. The 2-1: tight for ball three. The next pitch is ball four, missing just inside. Miller is saying that they walk him intentionally sometimes. Not on inside close pitches, dummy!

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • So if Ortiz hit a HR in the 5th inning, that’s not clutch, right? So why are they carrying on and on about it?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:53 pm
  • maybe ortiz is just so big it looks like he is crowding the plate
    What other obscure building/mountian can we talk about the ball flying over

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:54 pm
  • Classical Guitar Pirate Blast: 3:1

    walein August 20, 2006, 10:54 pm
  • World Trade Center…oh wait

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 10:54 pm
  • Because they work for ESPN.
    They have themes.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • i wonder which joe gets to make out with ortiz first after the game.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:55 pm
  • YM: because David Ortiz is the most marketable personality in baseball, and that is what ESPN does. It’s not a sports network, it’s a marketing network.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:56 pm
  • AG nailed it.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 10:57 pm
  • ortiz is the most marketable personality in baseball? I would not agree with that at all, Top 5, yes. not the most marketable though
    Did anyone catch the absolute moonshot that giambi hit… I know I saw it but I do not think either of the joe’s saw it…

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 10:58 pm
  • Well, it’s not strictly a pitchers duel, but it’s a shitload better than the games we have been watching so far this series.
    Schill faces Abreu as we head to six.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 10:59 pm
  • “Terry needs Schilling to continue to pitch well.” Wow, so deep…that’s what they pay Joe M for, eh?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • Abreu needs to take second. Good pick off move. The catcher situation is dubious.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • TX: I would like to know who you think (outside of Jeter, who I realized after I typed is the #1), would make the list?

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • Tex, who is more marketable?
    Jeter, maybe, probably.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:00 pm
  • And if abreu was another 5 feet off the bag they might get him too… but that didnt happen……

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:01 pm
  • Marketable: Jeter, Ortiz, David Wright, Pujols…not necessarily in that order.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:01 pm
  • Jeter
    Pujols
    Bonds

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:01 pm
  • Bonds? BONDS?!! What’s he gonna market? State-of-the-art syringe-ware?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:02 pm
  • Bonds? In San Francosco, but he’s despised everywhere else.
    Pujols, not yet, but close.
    David Wright, not in the midwest.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:03 pm
  • jeter is who i would say is number one. but you have to realize that Ortiz is managed by SFX latin america division. This is a good thing and a bad thing. They have not worked hard enough to put him into mainstream marketing. It is more marketed toward latin american markets. I do not know what the local commercial scene in boston is like, however I have not seen much (besides the new ATT commercial) with Ortiz in it. I think this is heavily a product of his limited english understand-ability.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • Youk hurt?

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • Wow, great pickoff throw by Schill! Taking out your own first baseman too. Ouch.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:04 pm
  • And to play devil’s Sox’s advocate, the only reason why Ortiz is not more marketable is because English is not his first language, and as far as “personalities” go, Ortiz _is_ a personality, where Jeter is a manicured product. That said, next to Mo, Jeter is my favorite player in the game.
    Wow. Sorry to get so political.
    Abreu continues to show why I was so very wrong in questioning that trade.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • Arrrrgh Arod!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:05 pm
  • derrek lee is rep’d by casey close (formerly of IMG) and is in a new kellogs commercial

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • He holds the the second all time home run record.
    The single season record.
    Damn Rodriguez!

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • If I say I’m not a big Jeter fan, does that make me a bad Yankee fan?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:06 pm
  • I’m a big Robi fan.

    YF in DC August 20, 2006, 11:07 pm
  • Also, Ichiro Suzuki.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:08 pm
  • Yes, forgot Lee.
    Schils for Tony the Tiger.
    AG, I think you’re right about Jeter.
    A lot like Jordan, also manufactured.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:08 pm
  • Another wasted opportunity…But Schill is at 96…of course it’s bottom of the lineup coming up in the 7th.
    If Tito burns Paps for 2+ innings tonight, can he be used tomorrow?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:08 pm
  • Woah… I do not like to think of jeter as a manufactured product. Jeter is definitely a brand. Jeter, also rep’d by close has built his brand well. He isn’t the good guy, he is the funny somewhat trouble maker that everyone loves. He is like teflon, nothing bad sticks to him, and that is what makes him great in the press and public

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:09 pm
  • Why are you not a big Jeter fan?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:09 pm
  • Just gets on my nerves sometimes. Don’t know why.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:10 pm
  • They’re saying Curt is going to pitch the 7th. I hope we make them pay for that. Any takers on my Green or Bernie big hit bet?

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:11 pm
  • Tex, the way I read AG is that Jeter’s public persona is crafted and shaped, not necessarily his.
    That’s not a bad thing. It served Jordan well for years.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:12 pm
  • Blah blah blah Schilling is great blah blah blah. Ugh.
    This game seems to be really just slogging along. Is it because of the rain delay? Just seems soooo slooooooow….

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:12 pm
  • YM, did he not treat Vanessa like the Princess you know her to be?

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • I went through my “I dont like jeter” phase as well… but I think it was mostly because I didn’t understand the guy as much as I feel like I do now. He is a great player and is hurt if we dont win. I like that he takes loses personally.
    THAT WASNT A STRIKE!???!?!?!?!?!??!

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:13 pm
  • YM: no, not being a Jeter fan does not make you a bad Yankee fan in my opinion. I wanted ARod to take short when he came to NY. I have changed my opinion over time.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 11:14 pm
  • I don’t want Villone to lose this game on that stupid HR :-(

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:15 pm
  • has everyone seen the “jeter in a movie theatre” page somewhere on the net? I know I have the link to it… it is a bit of a funny story

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:15 pm
  • How many times can they recount the Mirabelli trade?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • Never even heard of it TX.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • TX: no I haven’t seen it.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • the only thing I don’t like about jeets is how he is acting with A-rod… I know they have had their problems in the past… but jeets needs to get over that bridge and treat the guy like a brother rather than… “o yea that number 13 guy?”

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:16 pm
  • I was deliberate in my word choice when I said Jeter is manicured. What I was trying to say is that there is a lot of substance in that product, but it has been carefully honed. It’s not a Jessica Simpson redux. Jeter is a _great_ ballplayer, whose public persona is carefully tended. And he’s a sharp enough guy not to frack it up.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 11:18 pm
  • TX–The level of weird jock swordsmanship that must go on between those two is just surreal. My guess is that they live wildly different lives off of the field and at this point is completely incompatible.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:18 pm
  • Folks, I have to run. This is a great conversation that I don’t want to leave, but I am currently a delivery man for the hungry waiting at home. See yous.

    attackgerbil August 20, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • As a long time Yankees fan, I am the first to admit that A-Rod is a joke. This guy just can’t deliver in the clutch. Admittedly, the Yankees are poised for a nice post-season run, but mark these words, A-Rod will keep the team from winning it all.

    YanksFan August 20, 2006, 11:20 pm
  • Jeter’s ability not to “frack it up” is really a result that he hasn’t been put to the same standards as alot of other people. He also has never put himself in a public position where his private life and the fact that he’s sort of an unchaste fellow has ever been an issue.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:22 pm
  • Damn, the link doesn’t work anymore, basically it is about this guy out with his friends at a movie and who walks in but this smoking hot girl and some guy holding some snack… they sit down a few seats from these two kids and one of the kids gets up to go to the bathroom…
    The one sitting there begins looking at this smoking chick and realizes that the guy with her is none other than derek jeter.
    He doesn’t say anything and his friend finally comes back to the movie. He tells his friend who is sitting next to them and out of no where his friend jumps up on his seat and yells
    “I guarantee I can Strike out anyone in this theatre!”
    To which jeter just starts laughing.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:22 pm
  • AG, my bad. I went dyslexic for a sec and read your “manicured” as “manufactured.”

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:23 pm
  • That’s great.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:23 pm
  • I just realized I’m the only SF posting.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:24 pm
  • I wonder what everyone would think of A-rod if he made 10-14 mil a year

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:24 pm
  • They’d think he was fantastic…completely undervalued…a workingclass hero.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • I’d love to see schilling fall apart here… but he has been pretty solid tonight

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:26 pm
  • Let’s say Schill gets through this with the lead intact. Do you go to Paps to get the last 6 outs?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:27 pm
  • Don’t get me wrong, I am the first to call A-rod, E-rod… and my fellow YF friends get on me when I say it… but honestly… The biggest error the guy has ever made was signing a 25mil a year contract.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:27 pm
  • I think Joe would go Mo for 6 outs if the pen was depleated in a close game like this. So I can see tito goin paps for 6 outs.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:28 pm
  • TX, I agree, but the true blame for that goes squarely on Boras.
    Rodriguez, I think, got really bad advice.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:28 pm
  • Green up. Here comes the magic.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:28 pm
  • I say Green hits one out here.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:29 pm
  • WOW… first ball green hasn’t taken a hack at.
    TWO IN A ROW!!

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:29 pm
  • Wait for it.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:29 pm
  • Check it out though…Green just knocked Curt Schilling right out of this game!

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:30 pm
  • Or strikes out. Whichever, really.
    Top of the order will come up against Timlin/Paps in the 8th. If only we can hold the Sox here….

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:30 pm
  • oh yea, boras is a beast. in a good and bad way… kind of like the don king of baseball.
    one of the only pitches this kid doesn’t swing at is a slow fastball down the middle… green is just trying to make a .150 avg known as the “green line” (and I am not talking about the 4,5,6 on the east side folks.)

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:31 pm
  • A-Rod’s error, if you can call it one, was thinking he could come to NY and be the leader of “Jeter’s Team”. Fans gave him ample opportunities to become a favorite, but he just hasn’t proven himself worthy of the coin he rakes in. I wish the Yankees would trade him for 2-3 quality players, even some prospects.

    YanksFan August 20, 2006, 11:31 pm
  • And that, folks, was the best pitching performance of this series.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:31 pm
  • I love that bud light commercial

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:32 pm
  • Um. And have Green in the lineup everyday? No, thank you. Also, the fans never gave him any opportunities whatsoever. But we’ve been through all this before…
    Bill, indeed. And thank god for that. Otherwise we might still be in the 4th inning.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:33 pm
  • yanksfan… did you REALLY just say you wanted to trade away possibly the best baseball player in the history of the game??? You know… maybe we could get the money to put on a solid broadway musical for him………………………………………………………………………………………………………..

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:34 pm
  • YanksFan, that might be the only way in which the Yankees deep pockets is a hinderance.
    They got Abreau because they were willing to absorb his contract and were asked for low-level prospects in return. Of course they get Abreau.
    Even though they got Texas to pay some of Alex’ contract, they’re stuck with him because no one can else afford him.
    I’m tired. Does that make sense?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:35 pm
  • We need to get you a drum and high-hat TX. ;)

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:35 pm
  • bill.. the yankees are paying some where in the realm of 17-18 mil a year for a-rod. they pay less for him than they do for jeter.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:36 pm
  • That’s not entirely true McNeal. A Rod costs the Yankees less per year than a few of their other players. Unlike someone like Giambi (in your case Manny) or Abreu, A Rod’s contract isn’t backloaded.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:37 pm
  • He may be on pace to have the best statistics, but statistics do not make the best players. Jeter is a better player — proven leader and clutch performer. Yankees fans, if you had to choose between A-Rod or Jeter, who would you take? No brainer, its Jeter. So, is A-Rod really the best player in baseball, let alone on the Yankees?
    McNeal, I understand the analysis, but don’t believe it. The Yankees, much like the Rangers, could absorb some salary. Not saying they’ll do it, but they could. And I’m not the only guy out there in favor of an A-Rod trade. Just watch him in the playoffs. To be continued . . .

    YanksFan August 20, 2006, 11:39 pm
  • hey look ortiz hit a homerun this game… i didn’t even notice. I wish they would have covered it or said something about it

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:40 pm
  • If any single player can “sink a team” YanksFan I think that man is worth more than A Rod gets paid because it would be the single most awe inspiring phenomenon in the history of organized sports.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:42 pm
  • yanksfan, the yankees are Jeter’s team cut and dry. However jeter has that X factor. There is just something about that guy that outlasts every star the yankees sign.
    Giambi
    Sheff
    Matsui
    Unit
    Clemens
    Damon
    A-rod
    None of them have taken jeter’s star.
    The only one who even came close was rocket, and he could only do it every 5 days.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:43 pm
  • If A Rod strikes out in the bottom of the 9th inning in game seven of some post season series and the score is 10-11 I’m still going to be very angry at the pitching staff that allowed 11 runs.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:44 pm
  • dont walk manny. hit him in the face.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:44 pm
  • good point walein

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:45 pm
  • the yankes never throw at people… maybe I am just too high strung, but in a game like this with first open… and manny going 8-11 on us and posing every time he hits a HR all season of us… I dirt up his jersey a little.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:46 pm
  • OK, I didn’t make my point well.
    I simply am saying that his contract makes him untradable. The Yankees have the pockets to absorb his contract, but having that contract makes him hard to trade because few if any teams can afford that.
    Manny’s contract makes him untradable.
    And here’s a question: If the Yankees were to trade him, would the Rangers still pick up part of his contract or do they do that only as long as he’s a Yankee?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 20, 2006, 11:47 pm
  • I have to say, I’ve seen Scott Proctor so frequently this year I almost feel like he’s been on the team for 8 years.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:48 pm
  • good question bill.
    If the yankees trade A-rod… I will stop watching baseball forever.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:48 pm
  • What was Melky doing?

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • Then you better get in your fill this year, because it is going to happen.

    YanksFan August 20, 2006, 11:49 pm
  • If the Yankees trade A Rod the lunatics are running the asylum and it really doesn’t matter who we root for anymore.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:50 pm
  • YanksFan, stop reading every paper you pass an the way to the subway… It can’t happen and it wont happen. How quickly we forget he was the MVP last year.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:51 pm
  • Yankees will not trade Arod for one simple reason: he has a full no-trade clause and I doubt he will ever ask for a trade. Case closed.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:51 pm
  • I bet Yanksfan is a Mike Lupika (and a Steve Phillips) fan…

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:52 pm
  • besides the E-bug, the guy is still having a great year at the bat. Maybe if people in NY stopped booing the guy he could get his head together and not worry about making mistakes so much. In sport when you worry about doing something bad, you generally do something bad

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:53 pm
  • The role of E-Rod tonight will be played by Robbi Cano.
    Sigh. Go ahead and get it over with so I can go to bed!

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:53 pm
  • That’s the thing that bothers me about Cano. A sort of elegant idiocy when he makes bone-head plays.

    walein August 20, 2006, 11:53 pm
  • . . . and Harold Reynolds, but that’s another story. Keep the dialogue going, it’s healthy. Time to watch Deadwood. Yankees should win tomorrow.

    YanksFan August 20, 2006, 11:54 pm
  • protoc has a million dollar arm and a ten cent head.

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:54 pm
  • Ahhh, that’s the Wily Mo K-ena we know and love! Who’d the Yanks trade him for, anyone know?

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:56 pm
  • TX, he’s been pitching almost every day, I can’t blame him for anything that happens.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:56 pm
  • Harold Reynolds is too busy hugging PA’s to get a good read on who is getting traded… I don’t think he has a intimate relationship with Cashman

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:57 pm
  • Everyday Scotty gets out of further trouble. Is it Timlin coming in? I still have hope…just don’t go into extra innings!!! Win it or lose it, but for the love of god, finish in 9.

    yankeemonkey August 20, 2006, 11:59 pm
  • I used to like proctor until he didn’t throw at manny the time after manny had hit a moon shot and sat there for about 4 seconds watching it leave the yard off him…. and he didnt throw at him but… anyone wanna guess what manny did with the first pitch he put over the plate?

    TX YF August 20, 2006, 11:59 pm
  • It’s Timlim. You do have hope.
    Hell, you had hope as soon as Schill left the game.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:00 am
  • timlin is good.

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:03 am
  • And just like that …

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:03 am
  • Ahhh….Timlin with a can of gasoline and box of matches…well done!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:04 am
  • Ugh. Timlin. Well at least Francono is awake.

    higtaper August 21, 2006, 12:05 am
  • Lopez.
    Oh, Jesus Christ.
    Why do I even f*cking bother.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:05 am
  • In my opinion, it’s a big mistake not to bring in Paps for a 6 out save. You gotta win tonight, you go with your best option.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:06 am
  • I have a feeling that Abreu might be a walking

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:07 am
  • This would actually be a good spot for a bunt.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:08 am
  • paps is in… this is not a good situation to bring in paps with his recent struggles.

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:10 am
  • Well done, Walein.
    NOW he’s bringing in Papelbon?!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:10 am
  • Really dumb managing there….SFs have full right to be pissed.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:11 am
  • I’ve been waiting for a moment like this all season. Bases juiced, no outs, late in the game; and now the Goldenboy comes out in a high, high pressure situation, I hope we scar him.

    bloodyank78 August 21, 2006, 12:12 am
  • paps is good… and he has pretty good career numbers against the next few batters

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:13 am
  • Here we go.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:13 am
  • 2 not-good pitches from Papelbon.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:14 am
  • is anyone else a little short of breath… ::checks date… not even sept yet::

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:14 am
  • Is there something in the water in the Boston bullpen that renders them unable to throw strikes?

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:14 am
  • Even if this game is lost, it’s still a win – Paps will be tired for tomorrow.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:15 am
  • why does paps look like a tall south park character

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:15 am
  • It’s heaters recently from Papelbon. What for this 3-2?

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:16 am
  • Giambi wants to go for a 30 pitch at bat.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:16 am
  • Whew.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:16 am
  • nice sack.

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:16 am
  • Man!!!! I thought Jason had gotten that one.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:16 am
  • Sac fly to make it 5-4. Please Arod, no DP….(not channeling Yanksfan, I swear!)

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:17 am
  • This is A-Rod’s big chance.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:17 am
  • Redemption? 7:1 Odds.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:17 am
  • defining moments…..

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:18 am
  • I’m feeling sick

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:18 am
  • Who’s on deck?

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:18 am
  • Cano

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:19 am
  • common a rod… single, deep sac… anything… just get the run across…

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:19 am
  • common a rod… single, deep sac… anything… just get the run across…

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:19 am
  • No, can’t load the bases for Cano. Gotta go after A-Rod.
    The 3-2…

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:20 am
  • nice state Joe C… 18DPs for A-rod… freakin ouch.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:20 am
  • Man. Clutch walk!

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:21 am
  • YES! Clutch BB

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:21 am
  • But that’s what he’ll do.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:21 am
  • oh boy… KNOTS IN MY STOMACH… I HAVE BEEN WAITING FOR SUSPENSE SINCE FRIDAY MORNING!

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:21 am
  • He walked, F the DP. Come on Robbie.

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:21 am
  • That was not a strike!!!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:22 am
  • good first pitch by paps

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:22 am
  • This will likely not end well.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:22 am
  • Man, Papelbon must be FREAKING!!!!

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:22 am
  • joe morgan is a toolbag

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:23 am
  • C’mon Robbi…sac fly….

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:23 am
  • Swingin’ K.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:23 am
  • Damn.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:23 am
  • ouch, huge K

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:23 am
  • The big one. Posada’s been good in these situations.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:24 am
  • Ugh. Jorge?

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:24 am
  • That second pitch might have been the best one for posada to hit.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:25 am
  • bad feeling… at least we got one back though…

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:25 am
  • Bases loaded no outs…you have to score more than one run.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:26 am
  • something low for the K.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:26 am
  • Huge.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:27 am
  • shit.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:27 am
  • that really stinks

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:27 am
  • Oh well, at least he had to throw a lot of pitches.

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:27 am
  • that was our best chance. I don’t like the thought of losing this game going into tomorrow.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:29 am
  • Wow. Great job by Paps. However, that’s 24 pitches and he still needs to get 3 more outs. See, that’s where Tito is dumb. He comes in to start the inning, he probably uses only 10-15. Gotta hold the Sox right here….

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:29 am
  • The song remains the same. Even when a starter goes 7, the middle relief can’t do anything. It’s just Papelbon out there, trying to hold onto the season for the team.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:30 am
  • if proc only had a punch out pitch

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:30 am
  • Devine, where have you been? I’ve been all alone here since the fourth.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:30 am
  • Melky, Green (Bernie will probably PH), Damon coming up in the 9th. Could still pull it out. However, even if they don’t, they made Papelbon work hard…
    I wonder what the score will be tomorrow. Will Wells and Lidle you never know.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:31 am
  • paps used to be a starter… granted his arm isnt used to starters work anymore, but I would not be shocked if he is fine in the 9th after 24 pitches

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:31 am
  • Sorry, man. Life beckoned at home, and I thought I’d just take a few hours off from the Sox for my sanity. Been noting the score while cooking a meatloaf most of this evening.
    There’s your punchout.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:31 am
  • Paps gets the K ” STRUCK HIM OUT!!!!”
    Proctor gets the K “….got him…”
    I know I’m beating a dead horse but still…

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:32 am
  • I still think paps either looks like a south park character, or a cracked out neo-nazi guy who would be cast as an extra in american history X

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:32 am
  • Don’t walk Coco Chanel!!!!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:33 am
  • Thank you.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:34 am
  • Well, that’s also situational, right yankeemonkey? Like, K with bases loaded vs. K with bases empty.
    But you might have heard it all night and my impression’s wrong. I always mute every game I watch (though occasionally I’ll turn up NESN).

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:34 am
  • TX: I personally vote for the latter, but that may be my YF bias :-)

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:34 am
  • I would have liked him to pop out to a diving play from melky so those listening to sterling on the radio could have heard something along the lines of “coco crisp lines out to a diving melky cabrera, I guess coco crisp does go soft in melk!!”

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:35 am
  • It’s been like that all game long, Devine.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:35 am
  • He seems like a perfectly nice boy. Married, likes Scrabble. Kinda young and goofy.
    Paps’ll have to do it all.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:35 am
  • well… As they say… we are kings or pawns…

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:37 am
  • Bernie for Green? Wilson for Green? Probably Bernie for the lefty thing (.265 .704 ops from the left side this season).
    Maybe the Pirate Guitar God can work some championship magic into this legendary rivarly.
    If he gets a huge hit in this 9th…we’ll have to all go in on producing the bio-pic.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:37 am
  • Stomach not great just this second.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:38 am
  • usually while recapping the game… the tv station covers BOTH teams…… guess ESPN doesn’t like that format

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:38 am
  • Good hitting Melky!

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:40 am
  • Doble. My, my. Yeah, about the speed of things.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:40 am
  • did that dive make any sense at all? anyone?? anyone?? anyone??

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:40 am
  • C’mon Melky, get on base!
    Question to you SFs: does this (potential) win make you feel any better about the Sox’ chances?
    And just as I type this, Melky leads off with a double. Great job, kid!!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:40 am
  • common bern… just one time for daddy

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:41 am
  • Hmm…I’d have left Green in to bunt.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:41 am
  • You mean, for the season? Well, my stance is they COULD stumble into the playoffs, but they won’t do well there. But they might well not make it at all…win or lose this game.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:41 am
  • Er, no. Stupidest looking dive ever.

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:41 am
  • you know if we gave him a banjo and a mic… he would do well.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:42 am
  • Who’s the anon poster?
    Note: Bernie is 0-9 or something as a PH this season.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:42 am
  • Hahahahah! That’s just funny.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:43 am
  • Joe is correct on that one. Melky was all over that dropped pitch.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:43 am
  • GOOOD HEADS UP BY THE ROOK!

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:43 am
  • Tying run so close….damnit Berns!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:44 am
  • Where in TX, TX YF? I’m from there.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:44 am
  • That first pitch was the sac fly pitch. Man. give it to him again Paps.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:44 am
  • HE SWUNG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! STRIKE THREE!!!……… ESPNation

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:44 am
  • That would be me. The site is not loading correctly tonight. I’ve been lurking, waiting for the inevitable collapse. Belli’s passed ball might do it.

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:45 am
  • No. The Sox are cooked barring an epic miracle.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:45 am
  • Good golly.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:45 am
  • On Jeets now…

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:45 am
  • west of houston.
    that was a great pitch. common jeets… do it for the hot stripper named destiny in chicago….

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:45 am
  • Gah. Not the batter I’d like up there.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:46 am
  • That’s Jeter.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:46 am
  • YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:46 am
  • MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP MVP!!!!~!!!!

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:46 am
  • YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:46 am
  • Hold it here, Paps.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:47 am
  • MVP

    YF August 21, 2006, 12:47 am
  • Paps… BS
    tell me everyone else is laughing at the red sox chick fan who was clapping and jumping up and down until she realized it fell in… haha

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:47 am
  • I almost feel bad for Papelbon, he was so close….I said almost.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:48 am
  • Well, ya know, not me.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:48 am
  • Can I say, without sounding bitter, that Trot would have had that bloop?

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:48 am
  • Bill, nah, but it’s okay to be bitter.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:49 am
  • This one is not Paps fault. Idiotic passed ball, terrible bullpen mangement by Frankoma.

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:49 am
  • I don’t know, Bill….Bloops like that tend to fall in pretty often.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:49 am
  • Actually Bill, Trot would have dove and Jeter would have turned it into a triple.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:49 am
  • Well, Devine, I’ve been a bitter Sox fan for a long, long time.

    Anonymous August 21, 2006, 12:49 am
  • Big Papi and Manny to start off the bottom of the 9th.

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:50 am
  • Jon just pointed out a very scary and good point… look at who the Red sox have coming up.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:50 am
  • Oh, it’s Pap’s fault. A double and a single in that order is not allowed. But, ya know, he’s still obviously quite good. This game could be blown open last inning if not for him.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:50 am
  • Oh good lord. I didn’t realize Ortiz was the first up in the bottom of the inning. If he hits a walkoff ESPN will choke on their own drool….

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:51 am
  • I’d like to get the run here. Facing those monsters in the bottom of the 9th isn’t my idea of tranquil living.

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:51 am
  • I’m reaching for anything.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:51 am
  • Is it weird that I have a “man-Crush” on jeter?

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:51 am
  • No more than mine on Manny.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:52 am
  • “Damn it!” yells Paps after the strikeout.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:52 am
  • I guess Jeets got pissed for my dissing him.
    Pleaseohplease don’t give up a walkoff to Ortiz….Obviously I don’t want a walkoff at all, but if it happens….Manny, OK. Youk, OK. Not Ortiz.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:53 am
  • Safe to say we won’t see Paps for a 3rd inning if this goes into extras….and who knows about tomorrow, he threw around 50 pitches today.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:54 am
  • I’m just going to say it now so I don’t hate myself for thinking it and not speaking up…. Ortiz leads off and goes yard… ESPN does live coverage from fenway for 24 straight hours on how he is the most clutch hitter in history. Ortiz then gets elected president of the US because of a constitutional ammendment that allows bush to be taken out of office and people born outside of the us to be voted president in an emergency election. He is then remembered for being the most clutch president in the history of presidents.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:54 am
  • Melky wouldn’t have scored without the passed ball. Paps shouldn’t have been put in that situation in the 8th. Plus, it was Jeter who knocked in the run. Guy is clutch.

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:55 am
  • Garfield was the most clutch president

    Nick-YF August 21, 2006, 12:56 am
  • If this goes 10, will Francona put Tavarez in?

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:56 am
  • Hey, Tex, we Sox fans hate ESPN, too.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:56 am
  • You know TX, I kinda like the president part. I’d even bear a lost game for that :-)

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:56 am
  • Nice pitch, outside part on 3-0.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:56 am
  • Garfield got shot in the head. UNclutch!

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • no way.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Why is Bernie playing right?

    walein August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Only the clutch die young

    Nick-YF August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Tom sf: I hope so!
    The role of E-Rod is now played being played by Giambi…

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • I like that even more than a walk-off.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Speaking of clutch…Papi!!!

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • Man, that was an awkward turn at 1st.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:57 am
  • HIT MANNY IN THE FACE

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:58 am
  • Walein: he came in on a double switch, I think. Pitcher will bat in Abreu’s spot.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:58 am
  • Cowards! Pitch to Manny!

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 12:59 am
  • I’ve been waiting all year for a Manny walk-off (one not helped by the fielder’s error). Not right now.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 12:59 am
  • If we lost this game, but hit manny in the face. I could die tonight a happy man.
    But no… we don’t throw at manny.. we have too much class for that

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 12:59 am
  • I like this. It precludes ESPN from fellating Ortiz/Manny for another GW hit!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 12:59 am
  • BAD choice, Youk.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 1:00 am
  • Don’t bunt on Mo.
    It’s like the first rule in the baseball manual.

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:00 am
  • nice play mo

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:00 am
  • Great job by Mo to nail the lead runner!!! Why didn’t Tito pinch-run for Ortiz?

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:00 am
  • So…the situation is as it would have been.
    Still a dumb idea. Let Youks swing.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 1:01 am
  • This is a strange, strange game.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 1:01 am
  • Uggggggg!!!!!!!!!

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:01 am
  • So… this is what hell looks like.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:01 am
  • Bah. Thanks, Jorge.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:01 am
  • I feel very divorced from the outcome of this game. I’m hardly interested, the events seem so distant and strange.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 1:02 am
  • UUUUUUUGGGGGGGGG!!!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:02 am
  • i need a priest!

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:03 am
  • Gar.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 1:04 am
  • This is flirting with the record-breaking length again.
    Sit down, Hinske!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:04 am
  • ok… one time… one time. you hit it I’ll let you name it.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:04 am
  • I need a defibrillator.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:04 am
  • Seriously, YFs, this whining about the announcer/morons is unbecoming for you guys since you have beat the shit out of the Sox for the last 3 games.
    I think they are trying to make this series live up to the hype by touting the only 2 Sox who are hitting the ball. As for Papi, he IS leading MLB in HRs and RBI, so tv will always get more excited. This is Morgan and Morgan. Who really listens to them anyway?

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 1:04 am
  • YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:05 am
  • I’m going to sleep. I got work tomorrow and this is going real sucky…

    Devine August 21, 2006, 1:05 am
  • [hyperventilates]
    Still want to compare Paps with Mo?

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:05 am
  • my first three children will be named Mariano

    Nick-YF August 21, 2006, 1:06 am
  • YM, yes.
    Remember that 8th inning? That was friggin’ great.

    Devine August 21, 2006, 1:06 am
  • Bet you wish (I know Hansen does) that Ortiz had hit a homerun.

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:06 am
  • Tom sf: He was excited about that last out by Mo, so I’ll cut him some slack ;-)
    Man, I have to go to work tomorrow but can’t go to sleep now….uuuurgh.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:06 am
  • Hansen.
    I quit.

    I'm Bill McNeal August 21, 2006, 1:06 am
  • Isn’t there a rule about how late an inning can begin. Isn’t it 1:00 am local time?

    Nick-YF August 21, 2006, 1:06 am
  • Tom… it isn’t just tonight, it is always with ESPN. And I respect you for being a real fan, However, I would love it if everytime we played the red sox we won by 15 runs. Mainly because you should never ever show mercy to any team, especially your rival.
    With tha being said… I was one of the very few YF that said congrats to my RSF friends in 2004.

    TX YF... back from near death experience... August 21, 2006, 1:07 am
  • Cy Mo.

    YF August 21, 2006, 1:08 am
  • Giambi, Arod and Cano up first.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:08 am
  • TX YF, you have RSF friends!? Shame on you;)

    Nick-YF August 21, 2006, 1:08 am
  • THE MOST CLUTCH MAN IN BASEBALL!!!!

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:09 am
  • I’m psyched about Giambi but that looked terrible. Seriously.

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:09 am
  • Did Coco Chanel just assist on that HR? Anyway, Giambino strikes again!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:10 am
  • HFS? Did Crisp really help that one over?! Listening on the radio, Stirling can’t be trusted.

    YF August 21, 2006, 1:10 am
  • I refuse to call them sox fan’s because I mean you have to be confused as to if they are red sox fan or white sox fan. They do not deserve the qualification of the singular “sox” word.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:10 am
  • Ok, he’s fine. GIAMBI!!!!!!!!

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:11 am
  • OK, no he didn’t. Looks like he hurt himself too. Ouch.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:11 am
  • TX YF, the bottom line is ESPN announcers suck.
    If Rivera came in the 8th with bases loaded 0 out I would agree.
    Hansen gives up the HR. Yawn. No surprise there. The Sox just suck right now. Good night, YFs, enjoy.

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 1:11 am
  • this is insane… they are hardly even talking about the HR… just about coco’s try at the freakin ball. I hate ESPN.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:12 am
  • YF: it looked like he knocked it over the fence, but on replay it *just* missed his glove. Actually almost caught it.
    Arod strikes out. Sigh. We need insurance!
    An important fact that got lost in the Pap BS: Schilling doesn’t get his 15 win. That is also cause for celebration (yes, I’m evil and petty).

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:13 am
  • YM. Crisp made a valiant try for it but couldn’t reach it. It wasn’t helped over the wall. That was good old elbow greese and years of natural weight training.

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:13 am
  • E-rod K’s after Giambi takes ANOTHER one for a mustache ride… geesh i love the guy and just want him to play to his ability… but the other yankees doing so well make him look worse and worse
    And yet another yankee comes up when E-rod fails.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:14 am
  • Man. My guess is that the only thing worse than another blowout for SFs would be Paps forking over a lead. And here we are. Yanks hold on here and this definitely is BM2, no matter what happens tomorrow.

    YF August 21, 2006, 1:14 am
  • I love giambi almost as much as I love jeter.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:15 am
  • “natural weight training”
    Pretty funny stuff, walein.

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 1:15 am
  • Didn’t Giambi hit his 3-run dinger after an Arod single? So see, he helped. Without that single it’s a 2-run dinger and the game is long over! Just look for a silver lining!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:15 am
  • POSAAAAAAAAADAAAA HOOOOOOOOLAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:16 am
  • Another dinger! And Stirling botched this call as well.

    YF August 21, 2006, 1:16 am
  • JORGE!!!! There’s that insurance run(s)!

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:16 am
  • Hip Hip…..

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:17 am
  • Posada given them something they can feel.

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:17 am
  • Man, Tito looks about ready to cry…I feel really bad for him.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:18 am
  • Just don’t ask where the elbow “greese” comes from.

    YF August 21, 2006, 1:18 am
  • JORGE!!!
    And again… I think giambis shot was Stache aided… I think they need to check that thing for unnatural substances.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:18 am
  • Lost in the fact that this kid has given up two bombs is that this kid is Throwing some serious Gas, and has struck out two guys…

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:19 am
  • WOW Joe showed some emotion after that HR by Jorge

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:21 am
  • 2 down.

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:24 am
  • Just checking in guys. Excellent, excellent stuff.
    Where are all the Sfs??

    Sam August 21, 2006, 1:24 am
  • Collective suicide after the Giambi dinger.

    YF August 21, 2006, 1:26 am
  • Also, is it fair on Lil Papi that while he did have a blown save, it was a two inning effort requiring 40+ pitches. Frankly, it’s thanks to him that the Yanks didn’t take the lead in the 8th.

    Sam August 21, 2006, 1:26 am
  • Man o man. I feel like Boston plays with a 5 man lineup. How many times do we have to face these guys?

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:26 am
  • big papi… i dont care if he can’t tie it up… I don’t want him batting

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:26 am
  • They’re such drama queens. God knows what they did to themselves after Jorge’s.
    Papi’s up – and that’s it!!! Welcome back Aaron Gueil.

    Sam August 21, 2006, 1:27 am
  • Papi flies out.
    Yes, you can call this the Second Boston Massacre.

    YF August 21, 2006, 1:27 am
  • OVER!!!!!!!
    Once again, thank you Mariano Rivera.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:27 am
  • nice game all, see u tomorrow at 1!!

    TX YF August 21, 2006, 1:28 am
  • Mariano is clutch.

    walein August 21, 2006, 1:28 am
  • YF, I was going to post it above: Boston Massacre Redux.
    Or should I play nice?
    I’m going to be nice about it I guess. That was a brutal loss.

    Nick-YF August 21, 2006, 1:29 am
  • Thanks for the fun tonight, everybody. Great game for the Yanks, here’s to a sweep tomorrow!!!
    ‘Night, all.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:30 am
  • Play nice, Nick. We need the good karma.

    yankeemonkey August 21, 2006, 1:31 am
  • Nice schmice. This is a once-in-a-generation ass-kicking that’s being handed out and we’re entitled to have a little fun with it, Nick!!

    Sam August 21, 2006, 1:33 am
  • Great, unbelievable game and series.
    But please, Joe, move ARod down the batting order further until he gets his act together. He’s just an embarrassment right now.

    Dampfi August 21, 2006, 1:56 am
  • COUNT TEH RINGZ….
    …oh never mind. Here’s hoping fatso loses big.

    Joe August 21, 2006, 4:28 am
  • Nick, it is definitely Massacre Redux. That wouldn’t be un-nice, it’s just a fact.

    Tom sf August 21, 2006, 10:17 am

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