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2008-08-23 14:47
by Alex Belth
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Wonder what kind of comedy we'll see out of Carl Pavano and the Yanks tonight...

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2008-08-23 15:29:33
1.   randym77
I never thought I'd see the day...

Damon CF
Jeter SS
Abreu RF
A. Rodriguez 3B
Giambi 1B
Nady LF
Matsui DH
Cano 2B
I. Rodriguez C
Pavano RHP

Traber was sent down to make room for Glass-Ass.

2008-08-23 16:11:40
2.   randym77
Oh, come on. I know it's Saturday night and the Yanks' post-season hopes are dim, but come on. Isn't anyone watching the debut of Glass-Ass?
2008-08-23 16:12:23
3.   cult of basebaal
2 just what i was thinking ...
2008-08-23 16:12:48
4.   dianagramr
2

no .... you are all alone

signed, BanterBot

2008-08-23 16:16:08
5.   cult of basebaal
man ... getting lucky this inning.
2008-08-23 16:18:23
6.   randym77
5 Yeah, we really are.

Damon probably shouldn't have even tried for home. He made it, but they had him beat.

2008-08-23 16:21:14
7.   nick
ok, Big Carl should be able to make this lead hold up...
2008-08-23 16:22:43
8.   cult of basebaal
6 i'll not complain, even though that should have been another notch in the belt for Bobby "The Mad Runner" Meacham.

c'mon Carl, get Hot!

2008-08-23 16:23:19
9.   SF Yanks
I feel like I'm looking at a mythical figure.
2008-08-23 16:23:53
10.   dianagramr
Cano needs to just eat that ball there ...
2008-08-23 16:26:46
11.   randym77
Uh, boy.
2008-08-23 16:33:00
12.   3rd gen yankee fan
I am livid. I hate Pavano more than I hated Farns.
2008-08-23 16:34:43
13.   nick
oh ye of little faith....
2008-08-23 16:35:41
14.   cult of basebaal
well ... the rajah of rehab looks like he's gonna fit right in with our other collection of 5th starter types ... baserunners galore!
2008-08-23 16:38:56
15.   randym77
We have been so lucky tonight it's not even funny.
2008-08-23 16:43:52
16.   cult of basebaal
15 and again!
2008-08-23 16:46:11
17.   3rd gen yankee fan
Suzyn just said the Dodgers won today. They actually lost, 9-2.
2008-08-23 16:53:29
18.   cult of basebaal
someone's gotta tell damon to stop hogging balls when there's a throw to be made.
2008-08-23 17:00:45
19.   randym77
Well, I guess our luck ran out.

I went to the kitchen to clean up after dinner because I didn't want to hear them talk about Pavano's buttocks again, and come back to find the Yanks losing.

And another weird and bizarre play.

2008-08-23 17:01:25
20.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
am upset to log on and find such a meager collection of comments..where are all the Pavano jokes??

will try to come up with some new ones after bfast..

2008-08-23 17:02:57
21.   randym77
Oh, man, he's really getting his money's worth.
2008-08-23 17:03:16
22.   nick
so the umps fucked up, basically--big surprise--I impatiently await our robot umpire overlords...
2008-08-23 17:09:47
23.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
22 O's radio guys seem baffled as to what caused the argument..

now Abreu with the phantom whiff...?

2008-08-23 17:11:57
24.   randym77
It's Joe West again. The guy who was suspended for shoving Torre in his Braves days, and who called Cano out for running outside the line in that last ALDS game against the Halos.
2008-08-23 17:14:36
25.   3rd gen yankee fan
Yay.
2008-08-23 17:15:25
26.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
put it on the board.....YES!
2008-08-23 17:15:38
27.   nick
Big Carl will make this lead hold up...
2008-08-23 17:15:38
28.   cult of basebaal
'STACHE SMASH!!!!!
2008-08-23 17:17:44
29.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
19 so what's the update on Pavano's buttocks then?
2008-08-23 17:21:37
30.   randym77
29 Beats me. I was in the kitchen putting away spicy cashew chicken leftovers.
2008-08-23 17:25:29
31.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
30 Kung-PAO??
2008-08-23 17:30:49
32.   randym77
31 No, not coated and fried like kung-pao chicken is.

And I can't believe we're talking about leftovers during a game. :-P

2008-08-23 17:32:59
33.   nick
OK, did Susan just say that somebody or some team "was just lynched"?

Not a verb you normally hear during the scoreboard....

2008-08-23 17:36:50
34.   randym77
Let's see, if the pattern holds, the Orioles will score three runs this inning.
2008-08-23 17:42:36
35.   weeping for brunnhilde
That was nice when Jason hit the dinger. My kid and I had our nightly, "Ok, G, last inning, then bedtime!"

Down to his final out, he got to see Jason launch one before he was off to beddy-bye.

Oh, and on the strength of our performance in the first inning, he predicted that we'll win this one.

2008-08-23 17:43:25
36.   cult of basebaal
this from chad jennings down in SWB:

"Bottom third: I understand that Melky Cabrera wants to prove to the Yankees that he's willing to play hard -- and you can't deny he's run out every ball and play good, hustle defense -- but he was just caught stealing second. Last night he was caught stealing third in tie game in the bottom of the ninth. Sunday he was thrown out foolishly trying to stretch a single into a double. Cabrera needs to show he's willing to hustle, but right now the greater concern might be whether or not he's a bonehead."

2008-08-23 17:45:29
37.   OldYanksFan
36 Dumbest player in baseball. Got Melk?
2008-08-23 17:45:57
38.   randym77
36 I think we know he's a bonehead.

Jennings said on Sunday that they lectured him on the difference between hustle and bad baserunning. He seems immune to coaching.

2008-08-23 17:47:29
39.   weeping for brunnhilde
36 Poor, lame Melkman.

He must be in agony these days.

Imagine going from starting centerfielder of the NY Yankees for multiple seasons to suddenly wondering whether you have a future in the sport.

I sure hope he has close friends, loved ones and coaches to help shepherd him through.

2008-08-23 17:54:37
40.   randym77
39 He lives with his mom.
2008-08-23 17:57:37
41.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
39 he could come over here to play for quite a fat pay packet..a la Bob Horner!
2008-08-23 18:00:43
42.   OldYanksFan
40 Problem is, Melk thinks she's his Dad.
2008-08-23 18:12:54
43.   OldYanksFan
Anybody noticing TB is NOT folding? They are playing for real. They believe. And that's a big part of it. Down 3-1 in after 7, they score 4 in the 8th and win 5-1.
2008-08-23 18:16:40
44.   nick
43 They're playing way over their head: bet the under right now on their 2009 win total...
2008-08-23 18:20:21
45.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
44 if D.Price is the real deal...that staff is young and very scary...

Matsui!!!

2008-08-23 18:33:08
46.   Dimelo
I think the Yanks found their ace. We are now officially in the P-A-V-A-N-O era!!!!

Oh wait...this is his last year of the contract. Man, time sure flies....it almost feels like he was never a Yankee.

2008-08-23 18:34:41
47.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
7th inning of a possible Pavano win...and not even 50 comments.. :(
oh well, time for some breakfast..i'll try to boost the total up to 50 at least!
2008-08-23 18:36:03
48.   randym77
Pavano for Player of the Game?
2008-08-23 18:36:53
49.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
46 I'm feeling positive today, with the BoSox having serious rotation issues, if we can get two more wins from Pavano and the good Moose and Andy int he upcoming series..we got a shot at the WC...
2008-08-23 18:51:46
50.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
and it's 50! got to split, lets go Yankees! Pavano can get the W in a story of "struggle, tears, hard work and redemption: The Carl Pavano Stoty,tonight on LIFETIME.."
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2008-08-23 19:21:41
51.   OldYanksFan
Baltimore has been Pavanoed!!!!
2008-08-23 19:26:24
52.   rbj
2 Nope, I was at the Mudhens' game. Where the Hens, basically finally out of it played like shit, as though they were making off season plans.

So now it's only $2 mil per start for Carl.

2008-08-23 19:33:21
53.   randym77
Our savior, Carl Pavano.
2008-08-23 19:36:57
54.   alittleblackegg
Surprisingly, this was an encouraging game! Guthrie had been on a roll, so it was nice to see the bats get to him. Matsui and A-Rod hit the ball hard and the bullpen was solid. Not much to whinge about this time, from my POV.
2008-08-23 20:24:13
55.   weeping for brunnhilde
Nice game tonight, Team!

Don't look now, but we seem to be on a real tear.

That's two in a row!

With a little luck, we'll be threatening Oakland's 20-game streak soon and with it, the division title!

Never say die.

2008-08-23 21:09:34
56.   nick
good call, weeping! the way I see it, 18 more wins and your prediction will have come true!

ps--if we could sweep the Sox, even take 5 of 6, I'd be perfectly happy not to make the postseason....

2008-08-24 06:42:03
57.   monkeypants
56 Hmmm...If they manage to take 5 or 6 out of 6 against the Sox, I'll be stunned that they don't make the playoffs.

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