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It is hot and hazy, muggy and awful in New York today. A late afternoon start pits Andy Pettitte against Johan Santana. Promises to be a good one.
Let's Go Yan-Kees!
"It came down to here andpeople will think I'm crazythe Yankees," Tomko said before the Padres played the Seattle Mariners. "It definitely was enticing, but like I told them, it's nice to be home. I mean, to be able to pitch at home is always a great thing." http://tinyurl.com/68l6qp
Phew! That was close.
hmmmm ... let's see ... playing at home in the major league's best pitcher's park ... or getting thrown to the wolves of the AL East ... which is likely to produce the results that would lead to future employement???
such a tough choice!
andy phillips is getting the start in lf
anyone think pettitte can get a grand slam off santana?
TV Guide says on Fox, but Fox is showing the Chicago game.
My entry in the Banterites Go to the Stadium series is for Tuesday, July 8. Guess who is likely to pitch? Sidney Ponson. How did I get so lucky??? Maybe, just maybe they'll skip him because of the off-day on Monday (July 7)? Please?
9 Of all the junk out there, Ponson was probably the best. He was DFA'ed. Does that mean we got him cheap, or did we absorb his salary?
I don't believe Wang will be back. the '10 weeks' was the absolutely most optimistic estimate. There are many things that could make it more then 10 weeks. Will just have to cross our fingers.
I WISH Alex/Cliff would post some simply polls, so we could see how the Banterites (Banterers?, Banterees?) vote on certain simply issues.
1) Tex: yes or no
2) A Stud starting pitcher (CC, Bedard, Haren, etc): (yes or WHO) or no
3) If Giambi finishes the year HEALTHY and with an OPS of .900 or better, is he worth ONE year at $17m: yes or no
4) Do we need an impact OFer in either 2009 or 2010 (and Abreu doesn't count): yes or no?
5) What do we need to go out and get in 2009/2010, Offense or Pitching?
Yeah, I know. One good game doesn't mean anything. We seem to have had a lot of pitchers with "beginner's luck." They look good for a game or two, then implode. But Ponson was pitching very well for Texas. They dumped him for other reasons.
Reminds me of what Willie Mays said about Koufax, asked about tipped pitches: "I knew exactly what was coming, every time, and I still couldn't hit it."
The #8 hitters were:
Carlos Gomez (0 for 3)
Stephen Drew (1 for 3, single)
Jack Wilson (2 for 3, 2 singles, walk)
Yorvit Torrealba (1 for 3, single)
Perhaps you were thinking of someone else?
i didn't think it was possible but mccarver is getting even dumber.
Shut em down, Andy!
Hurry up and get through five!
Jetes looking at 1st base instead of his glove on that one.
Some baseball adages are antiquated, but "don't make the first or third out at third base" isn't one of them.
Bonds' agent says he offered minimum salary and was turned down. Even if that's not true... it certainly is now- Bonds can be had for minimum salary. He's still one of the best hitters in baseball, and would immediately improve the lineup. I'd say it's a no-brainer. As a fan of Giambi's, it can't be the steroids that bother you, right?
i hope they get 5 innings in - it looks like it is raining in queens
Why would the Indians consider a package surrounding Melky, Hughes, and Kennedy? They have the best offensive CF in the game, and they have a number of young pitchers who've already proven themselves in the majors (TINSTAAPP). They clearly don't want someone not making the minimum. What would be a package acceptable to the Indians?
C'mon Andy and get through the 5th....
While I don't like his steroid use, he is a great player with or without. With his legal problems and better testing, he may have been off PEDS for years... who knows. I think he would be a great influence on Melky and Cano... his patience and ability to read pitches.
MANY players have done steroids. It is only Bonds' accomplishments that have put him in the spotlight.
68 McCarver is an idiot, but now so is Buck, I guess from sitting next to him so long. How come these guys are SO ignorant about Joba's situation.
As it turns out, I think the 'Joba Transition' happened perfectly. I think Cashman's plan has worked well, but Phil, IPK and Latroy haven't cooperated.
Crap! We need many pitches this inning. That's 90.
Actually, let's just count the game as a 2-1 win now and rain out the rest....it would make up for the way we were treated by the Pittsburgh Welfare Queens.
'That's a baaaaaalk, that's a baaaaalk, that's a balk!" >;)
Now, who knows about the Immaculate Inning? ;-)
I hope neither of them are lurking around Shea.
Didn't that happen to us las year in the 8th?
1) The game is tied after five innings.
2) The visiting team has taken a lead in an uncompleted inning.
Hm. Poor Risk Management???
By the way, I love that Mets reliever Feliciano. First he was a blind singer and now a pitcher. Tremendous story.
And Jason! With the leather!
Gotta luv the Big Lug!
165 "Mysterious typhoid epidemic ravages Queens..."
Of course, there's that home run thing, but let's not think about that.
188 Yes. Or, Mo for two innings, I'd say.
Just thinking out loud while nervously watching kyle.....Good catch Johnny....
Way to go Johnny!
JD! JD! Thank you Matsui for not being there.
One scary fly ball
I can't watch Beltran bat. It's going to be scary.
So now I think I'll pour the bourbon!
ART: "911, we've got a situation over here!"
AD: "What's going on?"
ART: "We're in the midst of a shootout over here!"
AD: "Is anyone hurt, are you guys okay?"
ART: "Yes, we're ducking inside a car right now."
AD: "Well keep ducking... ROLL SOUND! ROLL CAMERA!!"
...that's the kinda calm I've been. >;)
2 more starts from Ponson, All Star Break, and then IPK?
Big sip of bourbon, and we go to Mo.
I hope the Yanks are trying to trade him, I really, really hope that's the reason they keep running that guy out there. I can't sit still the minute he steps on the mound.
Let's go Mo!!!
Fuck da Muts...Fuck da Muts....
NICE FUGGIN WIN, GUYS!
Also, how sweet is it that Reyes got picked off there?
More beautiful things from Mr. Mo.
fifth entry down, under I-words. More fitting than you know, under the circumstances >;)
Did you people see that called strike three to Nixon?
I mean, what is there to say, really?
I watched the pitch, I saw it hit the corner, I saw the umpire raise his arm and I just literally sat in awe.
I mean what a pitch.
It just never gets old.
I've seen it a thousand times and it never gets old
And the way he just ate up Delgado, too.
But frankly, my favorite is the called strike three on the outside corner to lefties.
It's sublimely unfair.
Must have been beautiful.
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