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The Bronx Bummers are at it again this afternoon. At this pernt, you've got to laugh to keep from cryin. Here's hoping they give something, anything to cheer for today.
Let's Go Yan-Kees!
I know, maybe they should all get drunk before the game and have the grounds crew set up a keg somewhere in short centerfield.
For every put-out, the fielders involved each have to take a deep swig.
That'd be entertaining, no?
Oh, and maybe they should wear clown shoes.
Nice thing is, the game isn't on Extree Innings so I won't be subjected to the futility. Thanks, Fox.
So lots of lying on the couch, pumping fluids while I try and recover from strep throat.
I bid you a very speedy recovery.
Those boys actually can execute the fundamentals.
No "Operation Shutdown" here ...
if this team isn't going to make the playoffs ... and i'd say that probability is less than 5%, then i want losing and lots of it
i figure we've got to finish below .500 to be guaranteed a bottom 15 finish ... which is where we'll need to be to secure a protected 1st round pick
we play today, we get one step closer to a high draft pick today
c'mon everybody ... say it with me!
then i suppose gardner really ought to be Slappy McGirlyswing
"now that is a noble cause!"
I still hate this team.
At least me might get to see AJax and some other kids in 2 weeks.
Wow...go out on a limb there. I mean, it's balsy to pick ONE fault out of the many: not enough runs scored, too many runs allowed, and....um...er...oh yeah, not scoring more than you allow.
Also, I know that Shepard has one or two back-ups who sound a good bit like him. But I went to a game a couple of weeks ago, the crazy game against the Angels, and the PA announcer sounded totally different: younger and too "excited." Not the same somber, weighty style. Who was that, I wonder?
US beats Croatia in water polo!
umps sees contact, there's going to be a call.
So I finally put the game on to find it's already the sixth inning(!), we've not scored a single, solitary run (no surprise, there) and that (yet again!) Ponson, of all people, turns out to be our strong suit.
Joe? Joe??? THE FUCKING SEASON IS OVER!!!!!!
SMILE when you say it!
Now, who was that yokel they got to do the game on August 3? That dude was no clone, and he sucked.
still, shitty pitching by marte to walk a guy after getting ahead like that.
I was right both times.
Hit and run with Wilson Betemit is my guess.
First inning bunting is ridiculous. Why give an out to a pitcher who hasn't proven he can get you out.
1st and 2nd in the bottom of the ninth with no outs tied...
Of course, maybe Girardi remembered that this team can't score a runner from third with less than two outs in a close game.
Robbie says: Hey Bobby! Make pretend me is a wall! Stay away! You stink with the glove!
Why would you sit the league's batting leader in the middle of a losing streak?
The same reason Joe Girardi does everything else he does.
Or the ever reliable reach on an error.
Of course, that didn't stop him from sitting Damon when he was first in hitting, but Johnny's shoulder needed a rest on the astroturf or something equally absurd.
Don't apply logic to Joe.
Thank goodness we're done with them tomorrow.
"It's not dark yet, but it's getting there ..."
pretty soon, the game thread title is gonna be:
"it's all over now, baby blue"
This team continues to find ways to embarass itself. Again, even if they win, the Yankees should walk off the field ashamed. The season is over, but I still think changes should be made to set a tone for the off season. Girardi has tolerated pitiful play all season, and the organization has tolerated pitiful managing. Is it any wonder that the team is pitiful?
He asked me who I thought was going to win and I said I didn't know, but I didn't think it would be us.
He said he had a feeling we'd win and I commended him for keeping the faith.
Gardner's ball trickled through the hole and he got excited and smiled and turned to me and said, "I told you!"
We actually won a baseball game, how about that?
Excruciating to watch, from beginning to end, but we won.
For one thing, Christian should have been in there running for Pudge. Yes, if the run didn't score Molina would have to come in and there would be nobody at all left on the bench - but when exactly was he planning to win the game?
And he would have had more of a bench if he hadn't taken Giambi out for Ransom - in the 8th inning of a tie game, when you know you're not going to let Ransom bat anyway?
Girardi's much-praised bullpen management was also, frankly, piss-poor. The way that game was going, he absolutely had to leave either Bruney, Veras or Ramirez in for another inning, at least to start. He squandered his bullpen too early, just as he did his bench.
Bad, bad job.
179 Agreed, but hey, there comes a point where we just have to take what we can get and be, if not thankful, exactly, relieved, or momentarily staved off, or some such thing.
Nothing in this world like a five-year-old.
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