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Baltimore Orioles VI: The Final Series Edition
2008-09-19 12:46
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

The just-completed series against the White Sox had some interest beyond the impending closing of Yankee Stadium thanks to Chicago's fight for the AL Central, Mike Mussina's still-active quest for 20 wins, the return of Phil Hughes to the Yankee rotation, and the major league debuts of three Yankee prospects last night. This weekend's series against the Orioles has none of that. These last three games will be about Yankee Stadium and nothing else. With that in mind, here are the three other opening and closing dates in the Stadium's 86-year history:

April 18, 1923 - the first game at Yankee Stadium, Yankees beat the Red Sox 4-1 behind Bob Shawkey, who scored the first run at the new park on a single by third baseman Joe Dugan in the fourth inning. Ruth followed Dugan with a three-run homer, the Stadium's first. Second baseman Aaron Ward had picked up the park's first hit in the previous inning.

Sept. 30, 1973 - the final game at the original Stadium, Yankees lost to the Tigers 8-5 as Fritz Peterson and Lindy McDaniel combined to allow six runs in the eighth inning. Backup catcher Duke Sims, in his only start of the year, hits the last home run at the old park in the seventh. Winning pitcher John Hiller gets first baseman Mike Hegan to fly out to center fielder Mickey Stanley to end the game.

April 15, 1976 - the first game at the renovated Stadium, Yankees beat the Twins 11-4 with Dick Tidrow picking up the win with five shoutout innings in relief of Rudy May and Sparky Lyle getting the save. May gave up the first hit and home run in the remodeled Stadium to Disco Dan Ford in the top of the first. Twins second baseman Jerry Terrell, who led of the game with a walk, scored the first run ahead of Ford. The first Yankee hit was delivered by Mickey Rivers in the bottom of the first. The first Yankee home run at the redone park would come off the bat of Thurman Munson two days later.

Untitled The relocated St. Louis Browns first played at the Stadium as the Baltimore Orioles on May 5 and 6 of 1954, losing to Eddie Lopat and Allie Reynolds by scores of 4-2 and 9-0. The O's first visit to the renovated stadium came in a three-game weekend series starting on May 14, 1976. The O's took two of three in that series, beating Catfish Hunter in the opener. The first batter in that game was Ken Singleton, who struck out looking, but the next six Orioles delivered hits off Hunter, among them a two-run homer by O's center fielder Reggie Jackson (!) as the O's cruised to a 6-2 win behind Ross Grimsley.

For the curious, the action depicted in the Merv Rettenmund card pictured here occurred on August 9, 1970 in the seventh inning of the first game of a Sunday doubleheader. With the O's leading 1-0 behind Jim Palmer, Rettenmund led of the seventh with a double off Fritz Peterson. Andy Etchebarren then hit a hot shot to third base that Jerry Kenney either booted or bobbled, allowing Etchebarren to reach and Rettenmund to advance. The photo on the card freezes the action as Kenney, ball in hand, checks Rettenmund at third base. The O's would go on to score three unearned runs in that inning, but the Yanks got two in the eighth and two in the ninth to tie it, the latter two on a single by Roy White after Earl Weaver had replaced Palmer with Pete Richert. White would later end the game in the 11th with one out and Horace Clarke on first base by homering off Dick Hall to give the Yankees a 6-4 win.

Finally, here's an account of the last game at the original Stadium from Glenn Stout's outstanding Yankees Century:

The Yankees ended the season on September 30, closing down old Yankee Stadium to accommodate the scheduled renovation. In the final week of the season, the Hall of Fame hauled away a ticket booth, a turnstile, and other memorabilia. Anticipating souvenir takers, the club had already removed the center-field monuments and a hoard of equipment scheduled to follow the Yankees to Queens.

The club hired extra security to head off bad behavior, but the crowd of 32,328 arrived at the Stadium in an ugly mood and packing wrecking tools. Disappointed at the late season collapse, banners urging the Yankees to fire [manager Ralph] Houk ringed the park.

The game was only a few innings old when it became clear that souvenir hunters weren't going to wait. In the outfield and the bleachers fans turned their backs on the game and started demolishing the park. The Yankees took the lead over Detroit but lost it in the fifth [sic]. When Houk came to the mound to change pitchers, exuberant fans waived parts of seats over their heads like the angry they had become.

As soon as Mike Hegan flied out to end the 8-5 loss, 20,000 fans swamped security forces and stormed the field. The Yanks had plans for objects like the bases, but the mob had other ideas. First-base coach Elston Howard scooped up the bag for a scheduled presentation to Mrs. Lou Gehrig, but he had to fight his way off the field, clutching the base like a fullback plowing through the line. Cops stood guard at home plate to make sure it went to Claire Ruth, but a fan stole second base, and third was nabbed by Detroit third baseman Ike Brown. Some 10,000 seats ended up being pulled loose.

Baltimore Orioles

2008 Record: 67-84 (.444)
2008 Pythagorean Record: 70-81 (.463)

Manager: Dave Trembley
General Manager: Andy MacPhail

Home Ballpark (multi-year Park Factors): Oriole Park at Camden Yards (101/102)

Who's Replaced Whom:

Adam Jones (DL) has replaced Jim Johnson (DL)
Oscar Salazar (minors) has replaced Dennis Sarfate (DL)
Brian Bass has replaced Jeremy Guthrie (DL)
George Sherrill (DL) has replaced Fernando Cabrera

Major League Roster:

1B - Kevin Millar (R)
2B - Brian Roberts (S)
SS - Juan Castro (R)
3B - Melvin Mora (R)
C - Ramon Hernandez (R)
RF - Nick Markakis (L)
CF - Adam Jones (R)
LF - Luke Scott (L)
DH - Aubrey Huff (L)

Bench:

R - Luis Montanez (OF)
R - Jay Payton (OF)
S - Alex Cintron (IF)
R - Oscar Salazar (IF)
R - Guillermo Quiroz (C)
L - Brandon Fahey (IF)*
R - Omir Santos (C)*

Rotation:

R - Daniel Cabrera
L - Garrett Olson*
L - Radhames Liz
L - Chris Waters
R - Brian Bass

Bullpen:

L - George Sherrill
L - Jamie Walker
R - Lance Cormier
R - Randor Bierd
L - Alberto Castillo
R - Rocky Cherry
L - Brian Burres
R - Kam Mickolio*
R - Jim Miller*
R - Bob McCrory*
R - Alfredo Simon*

*September call-up

15-day DL: R - Jeremy Guthrie, R - Jim Johnson, R - Dennis Sarfate
60-day DL: R - Chris Ray, R- Danys Baez, L - Troy Patton, L - Adam Loewen, R - Matt Albers, R - Jim Hoey

Typical Lineup:

S - Brian Roberts (2B)
L - Nick Markakis (RF)
R - Melvin Mora (3B)
L - Aubrey Huff (DH)
R - Ramon Hernandez (C)
L - Luke Scott (LF)
R - Kevin Millar (1B)
R - Adam Jones (CF)
R - Juan Castro (SS)

Comments (103)
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2008-09-19 16:27:22
1.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Typhoon outside, 8am game on tv is Boston-Toronto..D'oh! Yanks for some reason are on at 9, one hour late...being Friday night in NYC I guess the Banter will be quiet...
2008-09-19 16:36:18
2.   Cliff Corcoran
I've seen quiet, but this is ridiculous. I was beginning to wonder if the comments were even working.
2008-09-19 16:38:24
3.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
2 yeah! hey Cliff, was late to the post about the new Stadium but great job, I completely agree.

storm passing now, sun fighting to come out, so I may bail soon too...watching Liz v Pavano not really that exciting..

2008-09-19 16:42:00
4.   Cliff Corcoran
3 Yeah, this pitching matchup is not helping.

Thanks for the kind words.

2008-09-19 16:44:15
5.   Just fair
I have vague memories of watching Oil Can Boyd pitch. This dude Liz needs a cool nickname. Oil Can the Big Hurt have to be the better baseball nicknames in the last 20 years, I think.
2008-09-19 16:46:47
6.   ms october
2 even though comments are down of late, i know i appreciate your pre-series posts as well as your take on the stadium yesterday and other posts and alex and emma have kept up the excellent pieces and there have been some good lively discusions of late so i have to thank the other banteres as well.

ei is showing this game on masn - so you combine that with carl pavano - and my interest level is not high for this game.

2008-09-19 16:46:52
7.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
5 Sean Casey at 1B for the Sox today, "The Mayor" is a great nickname
2008-09-19 16:56:36
8.   Just fair
That new stance is working at pretty well for Cano. I hope
he's still around in 10 years.
2008-09-19 17:00:55
9.   randym77
Why is Gardner having so much trouble holding onto his bat?
2008-09-19 17:06:31
10.   Cliff Corcoran
9 He's been keeping his batting gloves in vasaline to keep them soft.

His mortal enemy has been sitting behind the Yankee dugout the last couple of days.

He's allergic to wood.

Someone replaced his pine tar with pine-scented Pledge.

2008-09-19 17:12:27
11.   Chyll Will
Don't blame me for the low comments, I've been tied up lately, aside from my housemate monopolizing the TV watching all the political bullcrap. Plus, my comments have been steeped lately with what Alex has diagnosed as "seriosity"...

I hope I'll be back to abnormal by the off-season >;)

2008-09-19 17:14:40
12.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
Dopealicious catch by Gardner!
2008-09-19 17:15:13
13.   randym77
Wow. Grand Theft Gardner!
2008-09-19 17:16:15
14.   tommyl
Poor Melky, he's watching his starting CF job go bye bye. RBI double, and a HR saving catch. Think this kid wants to stay up in the majors?
2008-09-19 17:16:15
15.   Chyll Will
10 But I thought Kevin Long sat IN the dugout?
2008-09-19 17:17:35
16.   Just fair
It's like watching a young Dave Winfield. He throws bats into the seats AND robs home runs.
2008-09-19 17:17:51
17.   randym77
14 I think it went bye-bye a long time ago. Like, when he didn't even get an at-bat when the Yanks had a double header.

The only question is who's going to take his place.

2008-09-19 17:19:51
18.   tommyl
17 Gardner to Ajax. So far I'm pleasantly surprised by Brett. He's never going to be a star, but he's a plus plus defender and his hitting is starting to come around. If he can continue flashing some gap power, he'll draw some more walks too. Plus, he can actually bunt.
2008-09-19 17:20:19
19.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
dead horse time but...Ken Singleton is so much nicer to listen to than M.Kay...
2008-09-19 17:21:42
20.   Cliff Corcoran
16 Well, not really, but thanks for conjuring up memories of my main man Winnie. The Yanks have a Winfield highlight package they play on the scoreboard set to the opening of the Shaft theme. Each horn hit is a crushed line drive. If that thing was on youtube I'd watch it daily.
2008-09-19 17:21:50
21.   ms october
i do kind of feel bad for melky, as i like him but his hitting has been atrocious.
i wouldn't be surprised if he gets thrown in any deals the yanks make - especially if they feel the need to really break-up frick and frack.
2008-09-19 17:22:25
22.   Cliff Corcoran
I'm hoping you all got the trivia question right, seeing as the answer is contained in my post above.
2008-09-19 17:23:59
23.   Chyll Will
OT, just saw that Nick Jonas is renting out Dodgers Stadium for his Sweet 16 party; $30K plus. Does anyone else see this becoming a habit at the new stadium?
2008-09-19 17:25:08
24.   OldYanksFan
17 Any FA CF'ers worth looking at? Between Brett and Melky, and with AJax in the wings, I can't see them getting someone unless he's a keeper. Ideas? Meanwhile, I am liking Brett. If he can hit .250, with his defense, speed and batting eye, he might be fun to watch.
2008-09-19 17:25:37
25.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
23 am totally baffled by your entire post...

Red Sox suspended B.Colon after he did not return from a trip to the Dominican Republic..

2008-09-19 17:31:20
26.   Chyll Will
25 That's all right, it's only semi baseball-related because of the renting Dodger Stadium part. Jonas Brothers is the new-era boy band that plays instruments and is supposed to be irresistible; Madison Ave. says so. My question is, do you see this as a new revenue stream for Yankee Stadium; renting out the joint to super-rich nobodies, pseudo-celebrities and VIPPs during road games and off-season?
2008-09-19 17:35:51
27.   OldYanksFan
26 Why not? It might bring people to the stadium who are not baseball fans and have never been. I can't imagine it being a very good venue for a music concert, but I see no reason to have a $1.3+ billion dollar building (or any stadium for that matter) sit fallow for 5-6 months a year.
2008-09-19 17:36:17
28.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
26 ah, got it. (my pop-culture knowledge limited to the latest J-Pop starlets and tv celebs over here..)

rather obnoxious if they do rent the place out for things like that. and yes, i'd be first in line if I had the cash to do so...

2008-09-19 17:36:31
29.   OldYanksFan
Not considering arm strength, is Brett a better defender then Melky?
2008-09-19 17:40:49
30.   Just fair
29 Melkdud made that sweet catch vs. Manny and has a great arm. Beyond that, blah. My eyes tell me Gardner's jumps on drives to the gaps are far superior. But that's just me. His throwing motion bugs me, though. Weird cock of the elbow.
2008-09-19 17:41:21
31.   tommyl
30 Didn't he gun someone down a few weeks back? I seem to remember it, but I forget who.
2008-09-19 17:42:43
32.   rbj
I think Melky has more talent, but Brett just seems hungrier.
2008-09-19 17:48:26
33.   randym77
I think Gardner is a better defender. He's definitely faster, and he seems to read the ball off the bat better than Melkbone. Melky still seems to have trouble with balls hit over his head.
2008-09-19 17:49:04
34.   Alex Belth
I'm flipping around between this game, the Mets and the ESPN Rays game. Man, and Ryan Howard just hit a bomb to put the Phils ahead. Plus, the Brew Crew are getting spanked again. They are through.
2008-09-19 17:52:01
35.   rbj
I'll take that passed ball/wild pitch.
2008-09-19 17:52:15
36.   Just fair
If I was bantering when the Yanks signed Damon I would have been bellyaching to the nth degree. Yet he sure can wear on a guy and does seem like a good dude. Not to mention he busts his ass.
Hey, the hometowners are winning. : )
2008-09-19 17:56:39
37.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
ummm..did I just hear "The Final Countdown" by Europe in the background at the Stadium? will they EVER have a musical coordinator that gets it?? can't hear that song without thinking of Gob Bluth...
2008-09-19 17:58:25
38.   Just fair
Not that anyone cares, but I used to ptich to this little squat of a catcher when I was 13-14. He used to get on the real low down and stick his one leg out. He loved doing that. Seeing Pena's old highlight with the Buccos and having that memory is why nothing beats baseball. damn.
2008-09-19 17:58:51
39.   Alex Belth
And now more Phil Coke time...
2008-09-19 18:02:16
40.   OldYanksFan
A 'double' in TB was reviewed on video tape and (correctly) changed to a HR. I don't know why people were against replay. It's really nice to see the correct calls made.

I agree Brett goes back better then Melky, and I think takes better routes and gets a better jump. As far as trading Melky, he has so little value, it's almost not worth it. Let him help the AAA team or platoon him with Brett... although Melky is weaker batting RH'ed the LH. If Melky can come back to being 'decent', he might be useful or at least bring something in trade.

2008-09-19 18:02:19
41.   Alex Belth
Man, that Phil Coke is fun...get the ball, throw the ball, throw strikes, get outs.
2008-09-19 18:02:30
42.   tommyl
39 You mean K, K...
2008-09-19 18:04:39
43.   Chyll Will
41 That should be posted as the bullpen's mission statement.
2008-09-19 18:05:05
44.   randym77
Brewers down 10-2 now. Some kid named Andy Phillips hit a home run.
2008-09-19 18:05:53
45.   Alex Belth
Nice play Giamboo boo.
2008-09-19 18:06:17
46.   Just fair
39 Here's some retro junk for your mind, Alex.
http://tinyurl.com/49mdv2
I swear that's where Jim Carey got his shtick. Ha.
2008-09-19 18:07:07
47.   Chyll Will
44 Who is Andy Phillips? >;)
2008-09-19 18:08:24
48.   OldYanksFan
Not pretty by Jason but Coke (no Coke... PEPSI!) should have been on the bag.
2008-09-19 18:09:25
49.   OldYanksFan
TB slaughtering Minn and Boston/BJays tied 3-3. Minn. has really folded. Too bad we did too.
2008-09-19 18:09:59
50.   Chyll Will
46 Yep, good call on Jim Carrey, totally ripped it >;)
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2008-09-19 18:10:04
51.   tommyl
And Bruney, woah
2008-09-19 18:10:25
52.   rbj
47 Karim Garcia
2008-09-19 18:11:48
53.   rbj
Nice to see Bruney's back.
2008-09-19 18:12:28
54.   Chyll Will
49 Does the wild card come with cooties this year or something?
2008-09-19 18:17:24
55.   randym77
I wonder if Zack got that ball.
2008-09-19 18:18:27
56.   Chyll Will
52 St. Nobody?
2008-09-19 18:19:47
57.   Chyll Will
I'm in an inquisitive mood tonight... I must be hungry, excuse me for a while...
2008-09-19 18:21:50
58.   randym77
56 Hey, I'll have you know Karim Garcia was the top vote-getter on the Korean All-Star team this year. The first non-Korean to achieve that honor.
2008-09-19 18:23:23
59.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
38 great story, thanks. you don't get those lasting memories from pee-wee football...

now more CC Music Factory..i am too much of a music geek and can't get over the PA selections..

2008-09-19 18:24:33
60.   Chyll Will
58 Yes, and for that he deserves his sainthood, see? >;)
2008-09-19 18:25:53
61.   rbj
Um, can we keep the daily God Bless America at the old stadium. Save it for Sundays and Sept. 11.
2008-09-19 18:26:21
62.   Chyll Will
59 Freedom Williams sure ain't no Ice-T...
2008-09-19 18:27:37
63.   Chyll Will
61 ,62 Hey, I got an idea... >;)
2008-09-19 18:28:13
64.   rbj
59 It would have been nice if Melky & Robbie could have been the C&C Hit Factory.
2008-09-19 18:28:54
65.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
61 62 you'd think they could celebrate the history of music in NYC over the years as the stadium closes down..Duke, Bird, Miles, Talking Heads, Disco, Grand Master Flash, Fania, Talking Heads, etc etc etc..but I guess the Steinbrenners aren't fans..
2008-09-19 18:30:07
66.   Just fair
Would anyone trade Brian Roberts for Cano striaight up?
I just like Cano too much even though he drives me insane.
2008-09-19 18:33:26
67.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
63 i heard Tony Parker's latest is rocking the dancefloor in Paris...
2008-09-19 18:33:28
68.   Chyll Will
64 They had the dancing part down.
2008-09-19 18:35:40
69.   rbj
66 Yes. I would. I like Roberts, but then I got to see him play college ball at U. of South Carolina for his junior year so I'm a bit biased.
2008-09-19 18:37:31
70.   Chyll Will
67 Tony Parker's latest what??

And somehow, I don't think the Steinbrothers would get "The Message" (much less pop-locking to it)...

2008-09-19 18:40:54
71.   randym77
The Reds used Micah Owings (the pitcher the Yanks wanted, instead of Ohlendorf) as pinch-hitter. He's batting .296.
2008-09-19 18:41:12
72.   Mr OK Jazz TOKYO
70 http://jp.youtube.com/watch?v=oID5xu3pXis
2008-09-19 18:44:12
73.   Chyll Will
71 Can he play CF or first?
2008-09-19 18:46:55
74.   Just fair
It's nice to know we have an 8th inning guy for the next 12 years. : )
2008-09-19 18:48:10
75.   rbj
Make him a starter because then his fans will know when he's pitching??? WTF?!?!?

You make Joba a starter because he's really, really good, and you want your really, really good pitchers pitching the most number of innings because that means the other team uses up their outs without scoring many runs.

2008-09-19 18:49:24
76.   Chyll Will
72 I normally don't care for music of that ilk, but French makes everything sound cool >;)
2008-09-19 18:54:28
77.   Alex Belth
Do you think the home town announcers feel cheated that they don't get to call the last game? I'm sure Kay will be there and plenty busy but as much as I like to carp about the YES crew, I'd much rather hear any of their combinations than Miller and Morgan.
2008-09-19 18:54:46
78.   OldYanksFan
75 AND THE TV RATINGS ARE BETTER! Let's keep our priorities straight.
2008-09-19 18:55:16
79.   Chyll Will
75 I'll bet they don't know that if the first baseman fields a batted or thrown ball and touches the base before the batter/runner gets there, it's more or less an out...
2008-09-19 18:58:11
80.   Alex Belth
Two errors by the Mets and the Braves tie the game at 5.
2008-09-19 19:02:09
81.   OldYanksFan
And to think I really wanted Bedard. In this sport, you never know...
2008-09-19 19:03:17
82.   Alex Belth
C'mon Mo...
2008-09-19 19:03:22
83.   OldYanksFan
Boston leads 4-3 in the 9th.
2008-09-19 19:05:53
84.   Alex Belth
Mo!
2008-09-19 19:06:17
85.   randym77
Three years ago today, the Yanks were hosting the Orioles, and won 3-2. Bedard vs. Wang.

Three years ago tomorrow, Brian Roberts' season ended prematurely, when he imprudently put his elbow between Bubba Crosby and first base.

2008-09-19 19:06:34
86.   Alex Belth
Got to keep this speedster off base. Ohhh, he had a pitch to hit there.
2008-09-19 19:08:02
87.   Alex Belth
Second pitch to Jones, down and inside for a ball, 1-1.

Another cutter, this one up, he fouls it back weakly. Mo jammed the shit of him there.

Wow, Jeter with the patented play against a fast kid.

2008-09-19 19:10:11
88.   Alex Belth
Cutter outside fouled off the right side by Ramon Hernandez.

Cutter inside, called strike.

Nasty.

Crowd making noise now. Flashs popping on the 0-2 pitch which is outside for a ball.

Fastball, outside, up a little, sliced foul over the Yankee dugout.

Cutter, jameed the hell out of him, tapper back to Mo. A vintage Mo out.

Vintage.

2008-09-19 19:11:25
89.   Alex Belth
Another righty. Lou Montanez. Cutter, outside corner, swung on and missed. Cutter, gets too much of the plate, hit hard passed Rivera up the middle for a single. Mo just missed nabbing that. Bad pitch.
2008-09-19 19:11:51
90.   Alex Belth
Let's Go Yankees chant.

Oscar Salazar is the pinch hitter.

Again, a righty.

Tying run at first.

2008-09-19 19:13:23
91.   Alex Belth
Cutter, low and away, 1-0. Fastball, low and inside, 2-0. Some boos, but it was a ball.

Fastball upstairs, fouled away, 2-1.

Here's a big pitch...

Fans cheering.

Fastball moving inside, slicced foul, 2-2.

Crowd stands, roars.

2008-09-19 19:14:35
92.   rbj
Frak!
2008-09-19 19:15:31
93.   Alex Belth
2-2 pitch...

Fastball upstairs, 3-2.

The runners will be in motion.

Mo is missing in this at bat...

Cheering.

Little tapper to third. Rivera pounces on it. Looks like he's got no play. He fires to first and the ball tips off Cody Ransom's glove. Runner to third. Nobody was covering home but Montanez didn't try to come home.

2008-09-19 19:16:29
94.   Alex Belth
That little bastard Brian Roberts...

The first lefty of the inning.

First and third, two out.

Fans cheering.

Cutter popped up in front of the plate. Mo in, Pudge out, Pudge catches it, Mo smiles lowers his head and shakes Pude's hand.

2008-09-19 19:16:42
95.   rbj
Yay, I-Rod!

Mo makes it interesting, but the Yankees win.
Good night all.

2008-09-19 19:17:17
96.   Alex Belth
Mo had this funny little smile when he threw the ball to first and then again when Pudge made the catch to end the game. A gentle, easy, calm smile.

He's the best.

2008-09-19 19:18:14
97.   Just fair
Something tells me Mo would make a pretty good shortstop. Hot damn. I hope they sweep these birds.
2008-09-19 19:20:15
98.   randym77
Wow. Pavano is 4-1. Our ace.
2008-09-19 19:24:25
99.   Chyll Will
88 Mo looked like he was looking for the best part to take a bite out of the ball before he threw it over. Nice!
2008-09-19 19:26:17
100.   Alex Belth
Mo would be a great anything. Remember that Pete Abe post earlier this year when he said Mo robbed A Rod of a homer in BP?
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2008-09-19 22:35:10
101.   Mattpat11
Well, I bid the Stadium farewell tonight and got a nice game to boot.
2008-09-19 22:39:53
102.   williamnyy23
101 I was there too. I'll be at Sunday's game, so I didn't have that feeling of finality, but it may have been the first time I attended a Yankee game and didn't really care about the outcome.
2008-09-20 09:47:12
103.   Raf
70 And somehow, I don't think the Steinbrothers would get "The Message" (much less pop-locking to it)...

What a hilarious mental image

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