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Against All Odds
2008-08-31 07:23
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

That's what it's going to be for the Yanks to miraculously qualify for the playoffs let alone being able to get passed Roy Halladay and the Jays today. It is another beauty of a day out there. Not that the weather helped matters any yesterday. (I was painting my apartment and had the pleasure of hearing John Sterling deliver the bad news.)

Still, today is a new day and you never know what's going to happen on a baseball diamond.

Let's Go Yan-Kees.

Comments
2008-08-31 09:08:19
1.   cult of basebaal
wow ... guess arod can't wait til september gets here:

DOUBLE PLAY-ROD: Alex Rodriguez had grounded into 11 double plays this month. Over the last 20 seasons, the only other player to hit into that many GIDPs in one calendar month was Jose Guillen, who had 11 for the Mariners last August. No other Yankees batter has grounded into that many double plays in one calendar month since GIDPs were first recorded in the American League in 1939.

2008-08-31 10:19:30
2.   rbj
Anyone else around today?
2008-08-31 10:30:38
3.   Eirias
Sadly, I feel this game will be much like the life of man in nature: solitary, poor, nasty, brutish and short.
2008-08-31 10:33:03
4.   OldYanksFan
Should Nady have had that fly ball? Did defense cost us 2 runs?
2008-08-31 10:44:46
5.   OldYanksFan
ummm.... Is this the game thread? Alex? Cliff? Hello?
2008-08-31 10:52:32
6.   Emma Span
5 I'm here, but I think I may be the last person left in New York City.

Too bad -- everyone's going to miss hearing about how much heart David Eckstein has!

2008-08-31 11:01:00
7.   OldYanksFan
6 NYC? Emma... ya gotta head to Vermont with Alex on weekends like this.
2008-08-31 11:04:46
8.   thelarmis
6 eckstein will probably end up in the desert by tonights' midnight waiver deadline...
2008-08-31 11:13:21
9.   Emma Span
7 Nah, I'm taking my vacation next week -- less traffic, no one else on the beach.

Anyway, it's probably for the best no one is watching this game. I don't mind the Yanks losing so much, at this point, but if this is going to be a blowout, I'm pausing the Tivo and heading for the park...

2008-08-31 11:22:45
10.   thelarmis
jim thome tied mickey mantle at 536 homers today w/ a 1st inning shot around the pesky pole off tim wakefield...
2008-08-31 11:26:38
11.   rbj
That was kinda weird.
2008-08-31 11:36:03
12.   Emma Span
8 What?! But didn't anyone explain to the Blue Jays how short and skinny Eckstein is? How could they?

11 The runners advancing on a strikeout? Yeah, but no one seemed too worked up over it. This game just isn't feeling very tense...

Maybe Damon can start changing that here.

2008-08-31 11:36:11
13.   thelarmis
11 wha happened?!

i think alex's shot was #547, 1 away from tying schmidt...

2008-08-31 11:38:22
14.   thelarmis
12 i guess they need a new mascot for the kiddie pool beyond the outfield fence!

ah, thanks for 'wha happened'...

2008-08-31 11:53:18
15.   rbj
13 Cano struck out, the ball hit his ankle and caroomed away allowing the runners to advance. Of course then the Yankees failed to capitalize on the situation.
2008-08-31 11:59:04
16.   thelarmis
a-rod, is 1 extra base hit from becoming only the 31st player ever to amass 1,000 XBH. he just turned 33 years old. pretty frickin' amazing...
2008-08-31 11:59:33
17.   thelarmis
15 thanks, man!
2008-08-31 12:06:52
18.   randym77
Scrappy little Eckstein again.
2008-08-31 12:35:53
19.   thelarmis
aceves sighting! he looked good. well, at least based on the results and gamecast, i don't get the game here...
2008-08-31 12:47:06
20.   Emma Span
19 He didn't look like I expected him to... dunno why, but I expected him to be skinny. And to have hair.
2008-08-31 12:50:17
21.   thelarmis
aceves: 2 innings, 19 pitches, 3 k's, 6 straight outs. nice!
2008-08-31 12:51:03
22.   thelarmis
20 hey, i'm skinny and i have hair! ; )
2008-08-31 12:55:26
23.   thelarmis
a betemit sighting! ...and a ground out to 2nd... sigh.
2008-08-31 12:56:19
24.   Emma Span
22 Eerie coincidence. Have you by any chance dominated the Mexican League recently?
2008-08-31 12:57:13
25.   OldYanksFan
I'm back. Still ugly. (Me and the Yanks.)
2008-08-31 12:59:43
26.   thelarmis
well, that's that. boston is down 2 w/ 3 outs to go. if that remains as such, we will enter Sept down 7 games in the WC. not looking good... : (
2008-08-31 13:00:15
27.   Emma Span
Well. That was a real thriller... and watched by literally dozens of fans!
2008-08-31 13:01:26
28.   dianagramr
Time to watch some "Mythbusters"
2008-08-31 13:25:26
29.   rbj
I took some time away to wash the dog. I consider it time well spent.

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