The Ship Be Sinkin’: Ms-Yanks Gamer II

Over on The Banter, Alex Belth suggests that with last night’s attrocity the Yanks are at “Rock Bottom.” Perhaps, but with a still-working-his-way-back-from-the-DL Chien Ming Wang starting today, followed by Darrell Rasner and Matt DeSalvo, things could actually get worse. Oh, and the Sox keep winning. The good news: Mike Myers spared some of the bullpen last night with 4 innings of work. And on the hill for the M’s today is Jeff Weaver, the World Series hero, now sporting an 0-4 record with an era pushing 20.00. He tortured Yankee fans as a Yankee. Time for some retribution.

Question of the day: Are the real Yanks the team that took 3 straight from Texas, or the team that got bombed by Seattle last night? Answer comes this afternoon. Comment here.

122 comments… add one
  • Weaver already has an out. I have to say, this Yankee lineup is not living up to expectations. ;-)

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:06 pm
  • And with that inning Weaver’s ERA is down to a manageable 16.78

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • Interesting to note that YFs didn’t even seem to expend much energy to boo Weaver…who gets through one scoreless!!!

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:09 pm
  • Wow.. Weaver got an out? Here I am watchign “Rose Red” instead of the most miracilous moment in baseball history.
    Just checked. Apparently FOX won’t let me see my rivals play. Instead they give me Phillies Vs Giants. Guess cause I live in PA. Bakc to Rose Red.. I refuse to watch Bonds play.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 4:10 pm
  • CMW gets his requisite 1K/game…
    Color me cynical about today’s game.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:12 pm
  • Once again.. an SF feels the Yanks have a better chance than a YF, yankeemonkey. :-)
    Its Jared Weaver. You guys are gonna give hima complex.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 4:14 pm
  • Dio, all you’re missing is the dulcet tones of Joe Buck and Tim McCarver…which is to say, not much.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • JEFF Weaver. Whats wrong with me?

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 4:15 pm
  • 2 K’s and 2 long flyouts for Wang so far. Weird start.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:16 pm
  • Thankfully, it’s Jeff, not Jered W. Otherwise I’d be downright gloomy about their chances. But thanks for the moral support, Dio!

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:18 pm
  • Um…4 outs for Weaver without a score. Helloooo?…

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:19 pm
  • Jeff Weaver is a tortured soul.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 4:20 pm
  • Its so not fair. You guys get to face JEff and DONT get to see Felix. We had to see Felix but no Jeff.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 4:21 pm
  • What do you want to bet he continues to torture Yankee fans by pitching a 4 hit shutout?

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:22 pm
  • I gotta say, people have been saying that Jeter’s good start has been overlooked, but how about Jorge? He’s playing out of his mind right now. Might he actually have a chance to hit .300 for the first time in his career this season? That would be insane.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 4:24 pm
  • Been a month, and he’s a catcher. Last May he hit .323/.429/.565, so this isn’t completely out of nowhere. It has been somewhat overshadowed by Jeter and A-Rod, though.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:29 pm
  • Jorge’s never gotten the recognition he deserves, with all the other superstars on the roster…
    Watching Giambi run the bases gives me sympathy pains. Can’t believe he couldn’t score on that double, considering there were 2 outs and he should’ve been running on contact. Probably forgot how many outs there were – again.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • Ugh. Bonds just hit No. 744. Somebody throw at his knee…
    (Don’t normally agree with beaning, but f*ck that guy. Steroids, AND he’s a total d*ckbag.)

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:32 pm
  • Just heard from another blog, Pavano will be getting TJ surgery. Out 12 years.
    Wait.. 12 months, I mean. Wow. I don’t know HOW that slip of the tongue could have happened at all.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 4:33 pm
  • Gotta love Joe Buck’s babble, too: “I don’t think there’s any question Aaron should be there…” (when Bonds breaks the record). Jackass.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:35 pm
  • Heh, keep in mind…Guillen has a cannon for an arm in RF, and Posada’s hit was such a rocket it probably landed before Giambi reached second…
    Great play by A-Rod picking a scorched one-hopper that could have been a double if it’d gotten through, and nobody would have blamed the 3B if he’d missed it. Buck informs us that he works hard on his defense EVERY DAY!!!! Because most infielders only practice every other week…

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • I think Bonds might win MVP again this year. Roidy roid roids.
    Also, good points, d1. Jorge has always been streaky and at 35, he’ll probably slow down over the long season.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 4:36 pm
  • wow.
    Melky owes Everett a nice Christmas card now.
    Terrible call there.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 4:40 pm
  • Oh look, another infield hit from Melky Cabrera with an assist from Jeff Weaver for being so damn slow to the bag.
    YM, you read the Rob Parker article ( where he called Hank Aaron a coward for not either supporting or bashing Bonds publicly? Yes, Hank Aaron. Called a coward. Boggles the mind.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:41 pm
  • If anyone in the game goes slides in with more intent that Doug M., I’ve never seen it. He goes into every base with feet up and spikes in the air. It’s flat out dirty.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 4:42 pm
  • Boy is Cabrera playing bad.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 4:42 pm
  • Damn. Almost field bad for Weaver. He’s not pitching THAT poorly right now; a questionable call from an ump, and a stupid f*cking 3B not knowing where the bag is.
    But Melky Cabrera turns a sac-fly into two outs oversliding third base, and might have hurt himself a little bit.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 4:43 pm
  • LOL, Dio.
    Steven Goldman actually crunched some numbers and showed that Pavano benefits the Yanks more by NOT pitching than of the stiffs they’ve run out there every 5 days. Funny.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • From Gameday, Wang is throwing a gem. Ugh.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 4:48 pm
  • That was a totally bizarre inning. The Yankees got some gifts (Weaver forgets to cover 1st and Melky misses the bag but is called safe, and then the muffed force at 3rd) but then get only a sac fly as Melky corrects for the bad call by oversliding at 3rd–it was actually a smart play to go for 3rd because no one was covering and he would have been safe if he had stayed on the bad. The Yanks get a run, which they didn’t really earn (Minky’s hit was the only earned part of that inning), so I guess they come out ahead.

    froggywomp (SF) May 5, 2007, 4:50 pm
  • Oh Jesus.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:50 pm
  • Oh God.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 4:51 pm
  • there should’ve been “some” between “than…..of” in my last comment.
    I f*king hate captcha.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:53 pm
  • I also f*king hate Buck for repeatedly mentioning that Mariners have no baserunners. Bastard.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 4:54 pm
  • Thank god Wang is alright. And he’s dealing.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 4:55 pm
  • WHatt happened? The Oh JEsuses and the Oh Gods?

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:00 pm
  • Wang got hit on the ankle by a line drive.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:01 pm
  • Wang got hit on his shin. Thankfully it was nothing.
    Also, Tim McCarver is an idiot and the sun rises in the east.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:02 pm
  • Well.. he’s pitching, so I guess he’s alright. I don’t wish injury on anyone.. even on Yankees.
    Except Bonds. Screw Bonds.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • Wtf. Shouldn’t we have 8 runs against Weaver at this point?

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:03 pm
  • What I want to know is why do they keep pitching to Bonds. Wouldn’t it be awesome if every team started walking him every time up, just on principle? No one would have the guts for it, though.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:06 pm
  • Tim McCarver, you go away. You go away and you die.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:09 pm
  • I think it’d be more awesome if a coupel pitchers went after him.. to disable him. 98 mph fastball on his knee. Sure you get ejected from one game, maybe get a fine.. but in exchange, fans the world over LOVE you for stopping him once and for all.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:11 pm
  • (and take Buck with you.)

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:11 pm
  • lol, yankeemonkey, what sort of things are they saying on FOX? I’m listening on the radio.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • wow a perfect game through 5

    TJ May 5, 2007, 5:12 pm
  • is that a no-hit game wang has pitched through five? ;o never too early for jinxes.

    minomni SF May 5, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • For anyone who isn’t watching and following the game in this thread, Wang is pitching a perfect game through five innings.

    SF May 5, 2007, 5:13 pm
  • I don’t want to advocate beanings, though, Dio. Even if it’s for a dick like Bonds. Walking him would be more of a statement on what *all* of baseball thinks of him. IMO, anyways.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:14 pm
  • Go away, SF trolls!!!!!!

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • not at an easily accesible laptop here, but watching. fingers crossed!!! hope his hammy is feeling okay.

    YF May 5, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • Ok guys.. I have to say.. even as SFs, we shouldnt be so rude. Its unbecoming of us.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:15 pm
  • I actually like Wang…hes decent, hes cute… to bad he plays for the Yanks

    TJ May 5, 2007, 5:17 pm
  • Ugh. Its Jeff Weaver implosion time, methinks. Bah. Back to tv

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:18 pm
  • Eh, there’s not even much room for an implosion. He’s through 5 with 78 pitches, so if he starts pitching poorly in the 6th or 7th he’ll be taken out quickly. He did a good job today.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:19 pm
  • Not trolls…it’s nationally televised, which is the only reason I’m following it this closely.
    Sucks for Weaver. 20 ERA coming in, he’s shutting down the NY Yankees at Yankee Stadium…but the other guy’s perfect through 5. Stoner has some bad, bad luck.
    Nothing wrong with jinxes, either; people did it to Beckett when he was perfect through 4 last time. :-)

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 5:22 pm
  • wait….yf’s don’t like maccarver either? then who the hell likes tim, and keeps him employed?

    sf rod May 5, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • Who would’ve thunk it that this would be a pitchers’ duel, with Weaver being half of the matchup….

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:23 pm
  • sf rod:
    FOX does. Duh.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:25 pm
  • Why did the crowd go nuts just then on a foul ball he hit into his foot with 2 strikes?

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 5:29 pm
  • d1- funny enough on the stoner call. i’ve smoked with jared (the good weaver) a couple of times. in fact i’ve got a few candid stories about former long beach state dirtbags. i’ll name names when the book comes out.

    sf rod May 5, 2007, 5:29 pm
  • I think basically.. no one likes anythign to do with FOX, rod.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:30 pm
  • d1- I missed it, but maybe they thought he’d swung and missed?
    sf rod: spill.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • I like 24 and House lol

    TJ May 5, 2007, 5:31 pm
  • through 6 strong!!! gotta get past ichiro to lead off the 7th….
    yanks could use a few insurance runs.
    a big win here sure would go along way to redeem last night’s fiasco.

    yf May 5, 2007, 5:32 pm
  • Roidy roid roids.
    Really? YOu assume Barry is on the stuff even after all of this? Why can nobody just friggin admit that the guy can flat out rake. I absolutely guarantee that they are watching him like a hawk, and still he continues to put up numbers the way he always has.
    He can hit. That’s all.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • Weaver ERA update: down to 13.22. Wheee!

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:33 pm
  • And was that the first appearance of the Weaver Face ™?

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • Not only do I hope he breaks the record, I hope he hoes onto hit another 45 or 50 of them this year…
    Not that I like Barry at all, but I like the idea that he gets to shut absolutely everyone up at once. Clearly he’s doing what he’s doing as a clean player, which no matter what you think, especially Yankee fans, is respectable.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:37 pm
  • So is Wang still perfectly throwing that no-hitter in which he’s retired every batter he’s faced?

    Paul SF May 5, 2007, 5:38 pm
  • Ahh Weaver.. there you are.

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:39 pm
  • Brad – I’m in the camp that acknowledges that Bonds is an exceptional hitter, but also has the common sense to realize that he obviously starting taking steroids circa 1999.
    As for the issue of whether he’s on roids this season, that’s a whole other debate entirely. There is big money in the countdown to Aaron’s record for Bonds, the Giants, and the entire MLB. Where there is big money and weak regulation, there’s usually corruption. So, yeah. I’d be willing to discuss it but I’m pretty convinced he’s on steroids.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • sf rod, a few years back when he was still with the Tigers, a flight attendent sued the team for sexual harassment and inappropriate behavior on the team flight. One of the things she said in her complaint was something about Jeff Weaver coming out of the bathroom, trailed by a large cloud of weed. Heh.
    ALSO, apropos of nothing…remember the discussion about Coco’s defense I started mostly by accident a few days back? Check out BaseballMusings ( and Mnookin’s blog ( for a nice bit on how he’s been this year. Bill James calls his defense the most “biggest factor in the team’s performance over the last week or so” and the numbers back it up. Mwahaha.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • Clearly he’s doing what he’s doing as a clean player,
    I just don’t see how you can be so confident, considering HGH is untestable.

    Paul SF May 5, 2007, 5:40 pm
  • I take back what I said earlier, Dionysus, you definitely correctly sensed that meltdown coming.
    I almost hope this rally doesn’t go too long, because Wang could get cold.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • Yes, Paul. Wang is throwing a no hitter. In fact, he’s throwing a perfect game, I think. Clearly the most unique feat in baseball has partially found it’s way into the mitt of Wang. A no hitter! It’s so exciting to see a no hitter! No hitter by guys named Wang are so rare that I bet he’s the only one who’s ever thrown a no hitter..

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • Classic Weaver. The slightest adversity and he implodes. A walk, and hbp, and now the Yanks can really pile on.

    YF May 5, 2007, 5:41 pm
  • WHY is Weaver still pitching?

    Dionysus May 5, 2007, 5:42 pm
  • Then everyone has to be suspect. Everyone who jacks on a regular basis must be though of as being on HGH. That’s the only way to be fair. If we blame on, we blame all. ESPECIALLY those who have already been mentioned.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:43 pm
  • Actually James didn’t say “most biggest,” that would be my stupidity.
    Here’s hoping Ichiro bunts for a basehit, just to be a d*ckbag next inning. If Abreu can do it, he can too.
    Wow, Cano is struggling…
    Sucks for YF’s that this game’s on Fox and all us SF’s get to watch and pile on the jinxes.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • Let alone a perfectly thrown perfect game in which all 27 batters go down in order — a no-hitter with no walks or HBP or errors or batters reaching on catcher’s interference. Perfection over nine full innings is indeed rare for guys with the name Chien-Ming Wang who play for teams called the New York Yankees.

    Paul SF May 5, 2007, 5:44 pm
  • Also,
    HGH does NOTHING that helps a player see a baseball and square up on it.
    Again, not that I’ like Bonds at all, but at some point, we have to admit he can hit and deserves what he’s doing.
    Way to go Weaver. Help them all you can.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • Ahhh count on Cano to help out Weaver…

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:46 pm
  • Brad, not everyone who hits home runs with regularity has mountains of evidence showing that they used steroids for at least a five year peiod in which they hit home runs at nearly the same rate they’re hitting them this year.
    I think d*ckbag is becoming the official word of YFSF.
    I saw those posts, D1. Almost posted on them, but I took too long and the gamer was already up. Mnookin also cites BP as showing Coco welll above league average in center this year. Awesome.

    Paul SF May 5, 2007, 5:47 pm
  • Shouldn’t Hargrove be fired right now for letting Weaver stay in the game all this time?

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 5:48 pm
  • wow. Jeter wasn’t late on that. I guess he uses that “inside-out” stroke only when he wants to.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • LOL. Jeter and the Yankees say, “Thanks Jeff! Have a nice season!”

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:49 pm
  • Hargrove with a monumentally slow hook… well, now there’s only one reason to keep watching and it rhymes with go fitter.

    froggywomp (SF) May 5, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Yeah, Brad, but some of the stuff he was allegedly (I say probably) on earlier in his career when he put up the bulk of his HR’s actually DOES improve one’s eyesight and fine muscle movement, if you want to look at it that way. So what if the last eighty or so are clean…the others were probably dirtier then Jeff Weaver’s mullet.
    Yeah, “d*ckbag” for me is definitely something I picked up here. Heh. But I only use it because it looks better in type then my preferred, d*uchebag. There’s just no good place for the * in that one.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Yeah, one of the main reasons why Jeter’s inside-out stroke is so effective is that he can occasionally and effectively turn on pitches and yank them down the left field line.

    Jordan Meisner May 5, 2007, 5:51 pm
  • Any one with eyeballs can see that Coco is above average in CF. Some of those balls he get’s to a catches are normally reserved for guys with much bigger contracts.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:52 pm
  • ha. Or he’s late on most fastballs and sometimes gets in front of one. Whichever you believe is fine.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:53 pm
    I know you can prove all the “come back to the mean” naysayers wrong!

    Brad May 5, 2007, 5:56 pm
  • I guess the sun will shine on a dog’s ass every now and then.
    Man, the Yankees needed this. Now, If Wang retires the next six batters after this, I’m going to have to post some kind of picture of it on our fantasy page so Jeff doesn’t have a fit.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:00 pm
  • Wow. F*ck you Ibanez. That was nowhere near the strike zone. Trying to do way too much instead of just taking the goddam base.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 6:02 pm
  • YEAH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    Great play by Matsui and then the super-gutsy come back against ibanez for the k.
    complain about buck all you want but the no call call was just right.

    YF May 5, 2007, 6:02 pm
  • Oof. The pressure is starting to get to me…
    I’ve gotta leave soon. Thank god for DVR if they don’t finish by 6:45!

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 6:05 pm
  • Any time Buck shuts his mouth for a couple of minutes, he’s doing something right. But yeah, it was a good decision to just keep quiet after the 3-0 to Ibanez. (Which makes me wonder if the producers just cut the mics)

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 6:06 pm
  • Finally these two talking some sense.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:07 pm
  • This game would gain so much if the producers just cut the mics and let us listen to the crowd noise…Clearly Buck isn’t aware that DH is not a defensive position.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 6:09 pm
  • Thank you, Seattle. For proving why every decent player on that team will be gone as fast as you can imagine when they’re done.
    Jesus, you suck.
    It’s Wang!
    Holy Cow.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:11 pm
  • These two are trying their best to jinx this day. Every other sentence is on the history of, the difficulty of, and the rareness of the perfect game.
    Why is Beltre not in the lineup? Why take out the only real HR threat?

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • That would be Mr. Wang – 19-game winner, second in CY voting last season – to you.

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 6:13 pm
  • Ugh. Julio Mateo, one of the M’s better relievers, didn’t show up for the game today and is wanted by NY police for questioning about a domestic dispute that “his wife needing stitches to her mouth.”
    First off: What a piece of sh*t. Second: This doesn’t matter a whole lot today, but it potentially hurts Seattle the rest of the series, which is annoying.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • Um….removing Rodriguez for defense? To replace him with…whom exactly? My god, McCarver is retarded….but I repeat myself. *shakes head*

    yankeemonkey May 5, 2007, 6:16 pm
  • I missed the comment, but when A-Rod got hit there might have been a little concern.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 6:19 pm
  • Thank you.
    At least someone rememebered that this is Wang, not a guy that isn’t letting nearly every single ball into play.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:20 pm
  • Broussard put a charge on one earlier tonight. There goes history. Fantastic start by Wang all the same.
    At least Wang won’t have to throw a lot more pitches then they probably wanted him to coming in; he is in the 90’s, after all, and in any other situation, at 100 pitches this soon in his injury comeback, he probably wouldn’t have been coming back out.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • “for a moment at least, the drama leaves this game”, sayeth Buck after Broussard’s dinger.
    Exactly what drama is still left, though, to come back to?

    SF May 5, 2007, 6:21 pm
  • “Exactly what drama is still left, though, to come back to?”
    Maybe Bruney and Co. will make it a 1 or 2 run game?

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 6:23 pm
  • 19-game winner, second in CY voting last season
    That’s funny.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:25 pm
  • I love Carl Pavano. Why does he even come to the games anymore?

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:30 pm
  • I’m pulling hard for a “Bruney loads the bases” moment, followed closely by the Beltre goes deep after Mo walks one in moment.

    Brad May 5, 2007, 6:32 pm
  • Not a terribly impressive offensive showing by NYY against Meth Mouth Weaver. Red Sox chased him after two innings with 7 ER back on March 10. (Just trolling.)
    But seriously …
    Bury Bonds hits No. 744. Someone tell me, why in the f*ck do NL pitchers keep giving him something to hit? Hit him, walk him, anything. BUT STOP PITCHING TO HIM!!!

    I'm Bill McNeal May 5, 2007, 6:41 pm
  • The current headline on the Mariners home page reads, “Mariners not helping Weaver out at plate.”
    I really can’t make that joke any better than it already is.
    What more can you say about a guy who allows 6 ED in 5 2/3 and his ERA goes DOWN 3 runs/9 IP.

    I'm Bill McNeal May 5, 2007, 6:47 pm
  • Hey Brad –
    Can we start labeling games that Wang starts as Bradwatch? It’s only fair to Nick.

    Andrew May 5, 2007, 6:55 pm
  • Hahahaha, another funny David Ortiz commercial, this time for Vitamin Water.

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 7:06 pm
  • Back home now. What a wonderful game for Wang, and for all of the Yanks. A great day for baseball in the Bronx.
    But not really a great day for YFSF. Sorry to see so few YFs on the thread here—everyone out enjoying the day i suppose—and the sheer mean-spiritedness of so much of the commentary from so many SFs is disappointing.
    But nothing’s gonna put a damper on this day. Big win for the boys in pinstripes.

    YF May 5, 2007, 8:47 pm
  • “Mean-spiritedness?”
    What? Thin-skinned much?

    desturbd1 May 5, 2007, 8:51 pm
  • Let’s be fair, YF, with the sheer vitriol Brad has for Wang, him almost pitching a perfect game would be like Tavarez almost doing it. Think of the words you would say.

    Andrew May 5, 2007, 9:42 pm
  • Good Points, A. But, I don’t have that much neg. thoughts toward the Wanger. I think he’s good, to be sure. But, not a perfect game good. Too many balls in play man. Who throws a perfect game with three or four K’s? Okay. Nevermind, I admit it. I hate the guy. He’s the luckiest pitcher in all of baseball! ha. A good game by the guy, no doubt.
    Just what the Yanks needed on this day.

    Brad May 6, 2007, 12:26 am
  • brad, you’re not the only sf to have predicted gloom and doom for wang…this winter they trotted out all the stats about the lack of strikeouts, number of balls in play, and the past declines of “similar” pitchers…none of this means anything frankly, especially when it comes to pitching a perfect game…lack of strikeouts and more ground balls makes him more vulnerable to a [jeter] error, but it doesn’t mean it can’t be done…in fact, he almost did it, pitching a terrific game nonetheless…most of your “hatred” for yankee players is harmless and tongue-in-cheek, so it no longer gets under my skin like it used to…i just hope you guys are as generous when the yf’s bust your balls about the sox [see lugo]…noting d-1’s comment, he’s gotta be kidding calling yf “thin-skinned”…sf will kill me, but you sf’s are the most sensitive fans on the planet…the win in 04 still hasn’t taken the edge off that…you currently have a 5.5 game lead in the al east, but none of you seem to be enjoying it, focusing instead on yankee negatives, or worse, the few things not going right for your team…shame…snap out of it buddy…

    dc May 6, 2007, 9:21 am

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