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2006-06-06 10:46
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

The 2006 Amateur Baseball Draft is underway. With the 21st pick in the first round (compensation from the Phillies for Tom Gordon, moving the Yankees up from their original 28th pick, which went to Boston for Johnny Damon), the Yankees have drafted Ian Kennedy, a righty pitcher out of USC. Kennedy throws a low-90s fastball along with a curve, change and a slider. He also is represented by Scott Boras.

The Angles drafted Hyun Choi Conger, a switch-hitting catcher considered the best backstop in the draft with the 25th pick. The Dodgers then nabbed Preston Mattingly, Donnie Baseball's shortstop son, with the 31st pick.

You can "watch" the draft live with MLB's DraftCaster linked on this page and chat it up here, or over on The Griddle.

The Yanks supplemental round pick for Gordon (overall #41) is on deck.

Update: The Yanks' supplemental round pick is another college righty, Joba Chaimberlain out of the University of Nebraska. He sounds like Kennedy minus the curve.

Update: The Yanks didn't have a pick in the second round (it went to the Braves for Kyle Farnsworth), and in the third round they've chosen high-school hurler Zachary MacAllister, a 6'5" righty from Illinios with the same repertoire as Chaimberlain.

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2006-06-06 11:19:03
1.   wsporter
Wierd draft. We take Ian Kennedy at 21 and then grab Joba Chamberlain at 41. Not bad given what's published but it almost seems we got the right guys in the wrong order.

I guess all's well that ends well, errr, rather, begins well. Check out a clip of Joba and see if he doesn't look like a certain Mr. C. Bean; other than the manic hand licking of course.

2006-06-06 11:20:24
2.   yankaholic
I am very interested abt Tony pena's son.. has be been drafted yet
2006-06-06 11:23:33
3.   Dimelo
2 I believe Pena's son is a citizen of the Dominican Republic and doens't have to be drafted. He's there for the Yanks to pick him up and sign him whenever they'd like.
2006-06-06 11:23:53
4.   BobbyBaseBall
Should we offer Joba cigars and rum so bats fear his pitches?

Sorry, but "Major League" was on the other day, and thats the first thing I thought of when I heard the pick.

2006-06-06 11:25:40
5.   Sliced Bread
Get dem catcher hordin' Dodger bums on da phone: Kennedy for Conger (no, not Congress!), and Terrence Long for the Mattingly kid. We was robbed!

Probably can't reach Boras today, 6-6-06 being his busiest day of the millennium and all...

2006-06-06 11:29:16
6.   yankaholic
3 thx for the info

it was interesting, the theory baseball america was flouting.. "look for yanks to pick LHP.. coz we dont have none in Columbus"

also.. i read we took some 20+ pitchers last yr.. wow!!

2006-06-06 11:42:36
7.   dianagramr
Speaking of "Major League" ... that was one of the first major roles for actor Dennis Haysbert (aka President David Palmer on "24")
2006-06-06 11:43:41
8.   808Bears
Angels drafted Conger at 25. Not to be confused with the real LA team.
2006-06-06 11:43:46
9.   Bob Timmermann
Conger was drafted by the Angels, not the Dodgers.
2006-06-06 11:44:51
10.   BobbyBaseBall
7 And don't forget those brilliant Allstate commercials.
2006-06-06 11:46:35
11.   Jeteupthemiddle
2, 3 He can be signed after July 1st I believe because he is only 16.

I am not estatic about Kennedy, but am about Chamberlain, so I guess all is well.

Also, color me shocked about Preston Mattingly being picked 31st overall.

2006-06-06 11:50:24
12.   Shaun P
I read somewhere that Conger might not stick at catcher. With Mathis and Napoli, its not like the Angels need Conger to catch anymore than the Dodgers would.

I wonder if the Yanks next pick is yet another college RHP?

2006-06-06 11:54:49
13.   yankaholic
12 Keep 'em coming, remember Joe needs a shoulder per month.. we do need someone to follow the legacy of Sturtze n Proctor..
2006-06-06 12:01:56
14.   yankaholic
11 well, we hope Tony thinks Yankee kids get a chance.. i sure am impressed reading a cupla articles abt him..

would like us to sign him..

2006-06-06 12:06:42
15.   Shaun P
13 OK, 3rd pick was a righty pitcher, though of the high school variety.
2006-06-06 12:09:19
16.   Jeteupthemiddle
The comments under his name on the draft board are:

COMMENTS: With a father who's a crosschecker for the D-Backs, he's a very polished high school pitcher. he's grown a lot and now can touch the low 90s, along with a slider and change.

Also, the announcer guys said that he grew 6 inches and gained 60 pounds in the past 2 or so years. "gotta time those growth spurts."

2006-06-06 12:10:39
17.   alsep73
Given that the cream of the Yankees' system is at the very low levels, I suppose it makes some sense to focus on major league-ready prospects like Kennedy. Picking a high school pitcher that high doesn't really fit that, but...

Speaking of the low levels, I know about the outfielders like Tabata, but do we have any significant infielders or, more importantly, catchers, down in Single-A?

2006-06-06 12:12:52
18.   yankaholic
17 catchers zip.. we did hear a lot abt Marcus Vechhionachi suring spring training.. a 3B though..
2006-06-06 12:19:29
19.   yankaholic
I murdered his name in 18... Marcos Vechionacci...
2006-06-06 12:19:57
20.   Cliff Corcoran
17 Jose Gil could be something behind the plate, not sure what, but something. C.J. Henry, a SS, was the Yanks top pick last year, a high-ceiling HS player. Vechionacci is a great defender but his bat is still just a rumor. P.J. Pilittere is a long-shot at catcher, but started hot this year.
2006-06-06 12:21:27
21.   Cliff Corcoran
Oh, sats for all of the guys in 20 can be found on the sidebar, and I've fixed the Dodgers/Angels mistake in the above post, which is also updated with the Yankees' third round pick.
2006-06-06 12:34:52
22.   rbj
A third round draft slot going to a high school pitcher isn't such a bad move. At least he won't get Brien Taylor money.
2006-06-06 12:42:24
23.   yankaholic
Cliff, do u remember?? one of our picks from last year was a "health" issue guy, who survived something, was Cox.. i am not sure.. reason i bring that up, MLB draft says we picked Colin Curtis who is a cancer survivor..
2006-06-06 13:07:56
24.   rbj
Breaking News!
According to Peter Abraham, Nick Green was called up, and the person DFA'ed was. . .
Terrence Long.
Now does this mean our Long national nightmare is over?
2006-06-06 13:14:48
25.   wsporter
24 Quick somebody tell Rob G. I hope he hasn't done any serious Long term damage to himself what with all that head banging.

"Let the joyous news be spread, at long last the ......"

I suppose it's a terrible thing celebrating this way especially not knowing the man, he could be a wonderful person, but I'm glad Thompson wasn't sent down instead.

2006-06-06 13:24:31
26.   C2Coke
24,25 and Rob G., One down, another Erickson to go. Andy got his chance, and now Thompson gets his. Long's finally down. And remember the one that could Sturtze things up? Someone here once said, "the Banters are not to be disrespected." It might take a while, but so far the power of the Banter is working!
2006-06-06 13:25:33
27.   yankaholic
23 courtesy Baseballamerica.com

An Unusual Trend
3:43 p.m.: For the second straight year, the Yankees drafted a cancer survivor. Last year it was Chris Malec from UC Santa Barbara and this season it was Colin Curtis in the fourth round out of Arizona State. Their third-round pick in 2003, Tim Battle, was diagnosed with lymphoma soon after the Yankees drafted him and he overcame his cancer as well.

2006-06-06 13:39:35
28.   Cliff Corcoran
26 Two, actually. Small needs to go, maybe even before Erickson. Chacon's return should bump one of them (if they'll ditch long, hope is alive). Hopefully Ramiro can bumpt the other.
2006-06-06 13:40:56
29.   Cliff Corcoran
Mike Lowell also survived cancer while a Yankee farmhand (unless it was after being taded to FLA, but I thought it was before). Wasn't there a survival story attached to Matt Luke as well? Do I have that right? Top of my head stuff here, no time to look 'em up.
2006-06-06 13:46:11
30.   Shaun P
24 If I could dance a jig, I would! That's great news.

Hopefully Long craters in Columbus, so the Yanks won't be tempted to bring him back later. No offense, Terrence, but you're not what the Yanks need now.

2006-06-06 13:54:05
31.   wsporter
I think Lowell's experience was after the move to FL Cliff. I don't remember about Matt Luke?
2006-06-06 14:03:37
32.   tommyl
24 It now seems clear that Torre's comments regarding Long were trying to put a positive public spin on things, probably for Long's benefit. He gave him some ABs to see what he had, found nothing and they DFAed him. I'm fine with that.
2006-06-06 14:05:32
33.   wsporter
32 Confirms once again for me that Joe Torre is a good man.
2006-06-06 14:09:26
34.   Shaun P
32 No complaints from me on how Torre handles the press, MFD - if he only handled the bullpen as well . . .

Another RHP, Dellin Betances - he's supposed to be big and lots of upside, right?

8 picks so far, 6 RHP! (4 college, 2 HS), an OF (college), and a SS (college), Hilligoss. I'm surprised they haven't drafted a college catcher yet.

2006-06-06 14:09:41
35.   tommyl
33 Yup. Sometimes we forget that what Joe says to the media might not be what he says behind closed doors. If we've learned one thing about Torre, its that he's very shrewd with his public comments, especially in regards to a struggling player. What's the point of making a slumping player feel bad by publicly trashing him. It won't get any positive results for the team.

In fact, the only time in recent memory I can recall him saying something negative was when they picked up Canseco and he admitted he didn't want him on the roster. The only other time was with Sturtze after one of those horrendous outings and Joe said he wanted to wring his neck.

2006-06-06 14:11:51
36.   tommyl
Following up, Joe always seems to be able to find something positive to say about every player. With Long, you couldn't really cite his strong hitting or fielding, so Joe cited his experience and professionalism in the clubhouse. It was probably an attempt to get Long to relax so he didn't press in his short trial period.
2006-06-06 14:18:53
37.   wsporter
35 36 Anyone who manages people could find a lesson in that.

We nabed that kid Betances in the 8th round! Wow I think that could be a steal. I hope they can sign him. He's hired the Hendrix brothers as his advisors.

Does it seem that we took a number of Boros clients early? I wonder if something is going on. Does he have a big free agent in play this off season?

2006-06-06 14:33:20
38.   Sandman42
Honestly, I don't know anything about these guys ... but 8 RHPs in 10 rounds? Won't we need position players eventually?
2006-06-06 14:37:06
39.   Rob Gee
24 25 God Bless America! Hallelujah! Praise be to Allah! Shema Yisrael!

What a great day! My head began clearing as it became more certain. If it didn't happen I could have slipped into a coma.

Now if only young Gapper would get another start. Bernie is still only a DH and against lefties only.

It amazing to think that Gapper might just stick - but of course he needs to play - perfect for Tore's newfound 'faith' in the younsters (thanks for the puke-in-mouth, Kaat). Unless, the GM has something cooking, a platoon of Gapper and Bubba in left could be decent defensively and pushing Melky to RF and Bernie to the bench. Alas, it's all a dream until Bernie gets at least 100 more AB's against righties.

Speaking of which, Jaffe had this via Carroll:

The injury to Gary Sheffield is devastating. I dug and dug to get the information on what was actually going on with Sheffield, knowing that while the Yankees were not lying about the injury, they weren't giving anyone the whole story. Just as I was putting the pieces together, having two of my best advisors pointing me in what was the correct direction, Sheffield's wrist made my work moot. Sheffield's injury was not a bruise or a fracture, but a soft tissue injury. The torn ligament and translocated tendon have only an outside chance of repairing themselves without surgical intervention, but the chance that they could -- along with the timetable of surgery -- means it makes sense to wait. If Sheffield had surgery now, he wouldn't be back in time for the playoffs and waiting a month just pushes it a bit further into the off-season. Yes, you'll note that if he waits that will possibly affect him next season, but that's not really the Yankees' concern given his contract situation--or is there some handshake agreement that helped Sheffield stay patient on the chance he gets better? We don't know. Sheffield has a small chance of avoiding surgery, so adjust your expectations accordingly.

*

So if there's little hope of Shef this year, and Matsui has the greater likelihood of returning, why not shift Melk and his cannon to RF now? He'll make mistakes but the kid's resilent.

2006-06-06 14:39:32
40.   rbj
Lowell's cancer was before FLA. I remember reading/hearing about the cancer before he was traded.
2006-06-06 14:50:33
41.   wsporter
39 Um Rob, So that's a yes on Long?
Bad news on Shef! Thanks for sharing.
GO Yankees, I'll miss the first 7 or 8 tonight I hate it when that happens.

38 Are they drafting for need or going with the best player available theory? They've got three years on these guys to add them to the 40 man or cut bait once they enter the system so it makes it hard to draft purely for need because of that. Yeah they need position players at the upper levels but they have some good ones coming that are already in the lower part of the system.

When you draft late you can't dictate or control what's left to you so you're kind of a prisoner of what has happened ahead of you. Do you take a lesser player because of a need for balance in the draft? Should they not have selected Betances in the 8th round so they could have chosen Ryan Kalish? If they think Betances is more projectable and ultimately a better player they have to go with him.

It's a hard call I think no matter which way they go.

2006-06-06 14:59:31
42.   JohnnyC
It's a weak draft in position players and the Yankees do have a robust international development program (most notably in the Dominican) which has netted them some intriguing infielders and outfielders recently. Going for college pitchers who can accelerate thru the system and projectable high school hurlers is a wise strategy. Pitching is still the most valuable and scarce commodity in the game.
2006-06-06 15:02:37
43.   wsporter
40 rbj There are a number of articles out there that reflect that his cancer was discovered in March of 99 as part of the Marlins spring training physical.

Either way it's a great and wonderful thing that it was discovered and that he is a survivor. All of us can relate to the miracle that represents.

2006-06-06 15:39:56
44.   Idaho Yankee
Yankees draft so far: (11 of 15 have been pitchers)

21 R/R RHP Ian Kennedy, USC, 12.19.1984
41 R/R RHP Joba Chamberlain, Nebraska 09.23.1985
104 R/R RHP Zachary McAllister, Illinois Valley Central High 12.08.1987
134 L/L RF Colin Curtis, Arizona State 02.01.1985
164 R/R RHP George Kontos, Northwestern 06.12.1985
194 R/R SS Mitchell Hilligoss, Purdue 06.17.1985
224 R/R RHP Timothy Norton, U Connecticut 05.23.1983
254 R/R RHP Dellin Betances, Grand Street Campus 03.23.1988
284 R/R RHP Mark Melancon, Arizona 03.28.1985
314 R/R RHP Casey Erickson, Springfield College IL 08.28.1985
344 L/L LF Jeffrey Fortenberry, Baylor 09.01.1983
374 R/R RHP Nicholas Peterson, U Tampa 10.03.1984
404 R/R RHP Daniel McCutchen, Oklahoma 09.26.1982
434 L/L LF Donald Hollingsworth UC Riverside 05.28.1985
464 R/R RHP Gabriel Medina, Emporia St 02.17.1984

2006-06-06 15:56:47
45.   unmoderated
i havent checked the board at all, anyone take almonte?

probably nothing for jeffrey maier today, i'm guessing.

2006-06-06 16:00:31
46.   Idaho Yankee
Almonte is still available, looked through the rounds and didn't see him selected. I can't believe the Yanks still haven't drafted a catcher.

494 R/R RHP Paul Patterson, Norther Kentucky 05.08.1984
524 R/R RHP David Robertson, Alaabama Tuscaloosa 04.08.1985

Time to go home, game is gonna start soon. Go Yanks!

2006-06-06 16:07:36
47.   Maniakes
If you wind up with too many pitching prospects and not enough position prospects, you can always trade with a team that has too many positions prospects.
2006-06-06 16:14:45
48.   yankaholic
the first LHP taken by yanks

554 Paul Howell

2006-06-06 16:15:35
49.   yankaholic
from Baseball America

Yankees May Have A Steal In The Ninth
5:20 p.m.: The Yankees might have gotten the top college closer available, as low as the ninth round, in Arizona righthander Mark Melancon. The Wildcats reliever has a fastball that usually sits in the 92-94 mph range and a power breaking ball, but he missed the season's final weeks due to a strained elbow ligament. He didn't pitch after April 7. Melancon told the Tucson Citizen that he has an MRI that clears him medically.
-- John Manuel

2006-06-06 16:29:11
50.   rilkefan
Testing testing. Toaster alive? Anybody following the game?
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2006-06-06 16:29:34
51.   SF Yanks
Where's the thread at?
2006-06-06 16:30:14
52.   claybeez
Here, I guess.
2006-06-06 16:32:27
53.   claybeez
Didn't someone mention they thought Cairo had more range at SS than Jeter?
2006-06-06 16:34:05
54.   murphy
yeah. following the game. stoked to see it's on network. it's like a vacation from suzyn. :)
2006-06-06 16:34:12
55.   randym77
53 I think they meant to the left.
2006-06-06 16:34:13
56.   rilkefan
Why is Youkilis batting 8th?
2006-06-06 16:34:47
57.   murphy
cos crisp is back to bat leadoff.
2006-06-06 16:35:11
58.   randym77
Arrghhh. Bernie, what are you doing out there?
2006-06-06 16:35:20
59.   claybeez
55 I guess we'll have to join them at the hip, then.
2006-06-06 16:36:25
60.   BklynBmr
C'mon, Tiger. Ground ball DP...
2006-06-06 16:37:33
61.   claybeez
Wang doing better from the stretch early on.
2006-06-06 16:40:19
62.   randym77
This inning should be over. :-P
2006-06-06 16:43:38
63.   Peter
48 pitches for Wang so far.
2006-06-06 16:44:05
64.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Man, 48 pitches through 2 for the Wanger. Not good. And 3 balls hit in the air that inning, albeit none with authority.

Yanks have got to do better against their guy than the anemic 6 pitches they saw last inning.

2006-06-06 16:46:15
65.   randym77
48 Yikes. That's horrible.

I was hoping the Yanks could drive Pauley from the game. I wanna see Alex Cora on the mound.

2006-06-06 16:46:49
66.   Cliff Corcoran
57 That's no excuse.
2006-06-06 16:47:29
67.   randym77
Oops. I meant 63

BTW, USA Today puts the count at 40. :-P

2006-06-06 16:47:31
68.   yankaholic
All these no-name pitchers... i am sick n tired.. if its a new pitcher our scouting report is to jump at first pitch..

take some goddamn pitches..

2006-06-06 16:47:53
69.   randym77
I can't type tonight. That's 49, not 40.
2006-06-06 16:48:15
70.   Stormer Sports
There we go Jorge. Just keep the line moving Robbie.
2006-06-06 16:48:55
71.   BklynBmr
OK, Yanks. Let's slap this kid around...
2006-06-06 16:50:48
72.   Stormer Sports
It feels awfully quiet at the Stadium today. Let's hear some noise out there!
2006-06-06 16:50:49
73.   BklynBmr
Andy would like that one back...
2006-06-06 16:51:16
74.   murphy
c'mon bernie - let's make up for that baserunner YOU permitted...
2006-06-06 16:53:11
75.   Stormer Sports
Ugh!
2006-06-06 16:53:48
76.   BklynBmr
Everyone's sleepin'. The crowd, the team...
2006-06-06 16:54:56
77.   monkeypants
Hmmm. What's worse, the 20 y.o. they have never seen can't hit game, or the journeyman 6.85 era can't hit game?
2006-06-06 16:55:22
78.   Stormer Sports
They better have their heads burried in all star ballots to be this damn quiet!
2006-06-06 16:56:09
79.   nyyfan22
HIDEKI!!! The longest earlobes in baseball...
2006-06-06 16:56:33
80.   marc
This kid is using half as many pitches as Wand for the same result. Doesn't auger well
2006-06-06 16:57:07
81.   murphy
DAMMIT!
2006-06-06 16:57:24
82.   Stormer Sports
That was inevitable, oh well.
2006-06-06 16:58:08
83.   BklynBmr
Hit the facade. Too bad it didn't land on someone's noggin. At least one guy would be paying attention...
2006-06-06 16:58:49
84.   Stormer Sports
Wanger has Kevin "Mel, dammit, the ball was down" "No Kevin, the balls are not down you meathead" Brown disease. Get the freakin ball DOWN Wang, DOWN I say!
2006-06-06 16:59:56
85.   randym77
I guess after last night, everyone's a little flat.

Except the Red Sox, who are probably ticked off and hungry for payback.

2006-06-06 17:00:23
86.   Stormer Sports
I'm just glad that Number 29 is available for Jason Schmidt. Hell, give Livan whatever number he wants. Ugh!
2006-06-06 17:00:31
87.   murphy
man... manny looks like a damn crackhead bum with that hair and the baggy uni.
2006-06-06 17:00:50
88.   BklynBmr
Who's for a rain out? This one needs to be restarted...
2006-06-06 17:01:37
89.   murphy
livan? are you insane? the only thing he'll do is eat up innings. we should ask a little more than that from our starting pitchers.
2006-06-06 17:02:05
90.   Stormer Sports
87

That is because no one has disciplined the boy his entire life.

2006-06-06 17:03:39
91.   murphy
ANDY!!!!!!!!!!!
2006-06-06 17:03:59
92.   nyyfan22
Phillemup Philips
2006-06-06 17:04:08
93.   singledd
CMW does not look long for this game.
Who's our long guy tonoght?
2006-06-06 17:04:22
94.   Stormer Sports
89

Well, at least we would have more than one starter who can get to the 7th inning! If you think we are getting to the World Series with this rotation, you're nuts. Word is that if SF falls out of it, they are going to try to go young by dealing Shmidt, and he cam also go deep into games. He walks a ton, but he can go 120+.

2006-06-06 17:04:37
95.   BklynBmr
OK, maybe that'll jumpstart something here...
2006-06-06 17:06:33
96.   murphy
92 please don't say that again. that MAY be even worse then "an ABomb for ARod" or "The BamTino"
2006-06-06 17:06:48
97.   Stormer Sports
We have a golden opportunity here to put some distance between us and the Red Sox, at a time when it is them who should be doing it to us.
2006-06-06 17:08:40
98.   nyyfan22
96 what about "the GiamBino..."?
2006-06-06 17:08:49
99.   murphy
94, what's schmidt's contract status? he's already 33.
2006-06-06 17:10:57
100.   Stormer Sports
Miggy! Keep the line moving Johnny! Oh well, keep the line moving Melky!

Clemens left the game in the third, 6 K's. That Division A game was more exciting to watch than this shiat!

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2006-06-06 17:13:42
101.   murphy
damn shift!
2006-06-06 17:14:05
102.   Stormer Sports
The Giants have a 10.5 mil option on him for next season, but may decline it. Therefore it would behoove them to move him for value this season.

Also, Bonds likely to sign in the AL next year. Great time for the geriatric Giants to go young.

2006-06-06 17:15:27
103.   monkeypants
Someone must stop Sterling. Despite this hit, you simply cannot say that Cairo is a 'good offensive player.'
2006-06-06 17:15:40
104.   Stormer Sports
99

Schmidt is a free agent after the season, my bad. Therefore it would behoove them to move him for value this season.

Also, Bonds likely to sign in the AL next year. Great time for the geriatric Giants to go young.

2006-06-06 17:16:52
105.   randym77
More fly balls than grounders so far. Not a good night for Wanger.
2006-06-06 17:17:00
106.   murphy
if we do anything short of the serious, you KNOW Papa Stein is gonna put a call into bonds.
2006-06-06 17:20:02
107.   chris in c-bus
hey hey, yankee fans...I just got home so bring me up to speed...sounds like wang has thrown a lot of pitches but that was a 7 pitch 4th, atleast...

Am I crazy or does it always seem like we struggle against arms that we've never seen before? Not that it's illogigal, it just seems like rookies we've never seen seem to hold us down...maybe I'm way off? the hippie lettuce can have that effect...

2006-06-06 17:21:49
108.   randym77
All right, Jorgie!
2006-06-06 17:22:59
109.   murphy
107, the "struggle against young pitchers we don't know" thing does seem to be in effect tonight. maybe cliff or alex will even have stats to back this up. ;)

go, jorgie, go! go!

2006-06-06 17:23:13
110.   murphy
107, the "struggle against young pitchers we don't know" thing does seem to be in effect tonight. maybe cliff or alex will even have stats to back this up. ;)

go, jorgie, go! go!

2006-06-06 17:23:34
111.   Stormer Sports
The reality is, if SF were actually prudent, well, instead of fiening nonexistent small market poverty, they would trade Bonds this year. The lost revenue in stadium sales will be more than mitigated by the players they will obtain in return.

They lose Schmidt and Bonds next year anyway. Why not move them both? It's not like they are making the playoffs.

2006-06-06 17:24:20
112.   murphy
107, the "struggle against young pitchers we don't know" thing does seem to be in effect tonight. maybe cliff or alex will even have stats to back this up. ;)

go, jorgie, go! go!

2006-06-06 17:36:42
113.   nyyfan22
YES!
2006-06-06 17:36:46
114.   randym77
Bern, Baby, Bern!

Okay, Bernabe, you're forgiven for your little misadventure in right field. ;-)

2006-06-06 17:37:28
115.   Stormer Sports
Go Bernie!

The fans certainly have lowered the standards for curtain calls this season.

2006-06-06 17:38:01
116.   Zack
Wow, perfect timimg. Right as I sign in, Bernie hits a HR...But still, the good: TLong gone. The bad: As predicted, the Yanks score a ton of runs early yesterday, and since then haven't been able to score at all, how predictable!

And another curtain call for Bernie, the 25th or so this season...At this rate, he will get a curtain call just for being in the lineup

2006-06-06 17:38:05
117.   Stormer Sports
Why does it seem like Damon is always in an 0-2 count?
2006-06-06 17:38:13
118.   murphy
bern, baby, bern! nice! (i actually kinda like that one)

(btw, any O&A pests out there?)

2006-06-06 17:38:17
119.   chris in c-bus
109 - Like I said, I could be way off, just seems like that for some reason...

Holy Cow! I just read that we designated Long for assignment. I had no idea until just now...It's nice when a long day at work is rewarded by such good news...

2006-06-06 17:39:25
120.   Simone
Yeah, Bernie!
2006-06-06 17:39:48
121.   Stormer Sports
116

Would you rather they boo him? Or perhaps a situation like they have in Boston, where not one position player spent one day in the farm system, and they haven't seen anyone play for more than a few years.

2006-06-06 17:40:08
122.   chris in c-bus
not sure if you guys ever check out fark.com but they've got a pretty funny photoshop contest titled "when good sports go bad" and its worth a look between innings...

http://forums.fark.com/cgi/fark/comments.pl?IDLink=2097741

2006-06-06 17:40:36
123.   randym77
They were just saying that the Yankees really liked Long, and were hoping to keep him in Columbus.
2006-06-06 17:41:12
124.   Stormer Sports
Wow! Could the Yankee hitters be forcing the issue at the plate any more than they are?
2006-06-06 17:46:16
125.   murphy
this has GOT to be the worst "pitcher's duel" EVER.
2006-06-06 17:46:49
126.   marc
I know we're tied but I don't have a good feeling at this point
2006-06-06 17:46:59
127.   Zack
121 Dude, you ahve to stop conflating every comment on Bernie and how people treat him as a direct attack on Bernie as a person...A curtain call should be reserved for something extra special, and the more curtain calls there are in, say, the 5th inning, the less they mean anything. Its not just for Bernie, but fans seem to be willing to give a curtain call for any game tying HR. Its like a standing ovation in theatre: if you do it for every show, it becomes the standard and loses its impact.

We can still love Bernie and not cheer his every move...

2006-06-06 17:47:56
128.   randym77
Hah. Take that, Manny!
2006-06-06 17:48:34
129.   nyyfan22
hehe... Manny Idiota.
2006-06-06 17:48:36
130.   marc
Thanks Manny, Wang and the Yanks could definitly use the help
2006-06-06 17:48:43
131.   Stormer Sports
Manny is just not a very good baseball player, a great hitter, but a horrible player, it's that simple. If there ever was a guy who needs to DH, it's him.
2006-06-06 17:50:45
132.   Zack
The heck is up with the crowd tonight? Seems rather rowdy
2006-06-06 17:52:38
133.   murphy
i think the crowd is just trying to savor every moment of bernie's victory lap - despite how painful it is most of the time.
2006-06-06 17:53:55
134.   murphy
i think the crowd is just trying to savor every moment of bernie's victory lap - despite how painful it is most of the time.
2006-06-06 17:54:37
135.   Zack
Hitting this poorly against this kid after yesterday is unacceptable..
2006-06-06 17:54:47
136.   marc
OK boys, this is the inning you need to kick the crap out ot this rookie
2006-06-06 17:56:29
137.   murphy
wow. that was a helluva throw by lowell.
2006-06-06 17:57:33
138.   nyyfan22
Sterling: "A THROWELL... BY LOWELL! and the Yankees have 2 outs!"
2006-06-06 17:58:31
139.   murphy
dear mr. cano,

now would be a good time to remember your power stroke.

yours truly,
murphy

2006-06-06 17:58:49
140.   nyyfan22
There's my boy!

Let's go Robby! clap - clap - clap clap clap

2006-06-06 17:59:01
141.   murphy
138 LOL!
2006-06-06 17:59:03
142.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
138 I hope you're making that up.
2006-06-06 17:59:32
143.   nyyfan22
fook. I jinxed him.
2006-06-06 18:04:11
144.   Stormer Sports
Scott Proctor again. Joe the beficiary on his life insurance policy?

Oh Bernie, why? That could be the game right there.

2006-06-06 18:04:33
145.   Zack
The mighty Bernie defense strikes again
2006-06-06 18:04:46
146.   randym77
Dammit, Bernie!

I'd say put KT in LF, but after that homer, I guess I can't.

2006-06-06 18:04:46
147.   Stormer Sports
Scott Proctor again. Joe the beficiary on his life insurance policy?

Oh Bernie, why? That could be the game right there.

Bubba, get ready fast mother fucker, fast!

2006-06-06 18:05:00
148.   Cliff Corcoran
Time for Thompson to get the RF starts, I know his homer is the only Yankee run of this game, but really now.
2006-06-06 18:06:48
149.   Zack
jesus, someone needs to send Joe a stern message that he simply can't do this to Proctor
2006-06-06 18:06:53
150.   nyyfan22
Did he boot that ball or what?
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2006-06-06 18:07:36
151.   murphy
joe is trying to help proctor break mike marshall's appearance record.
2006-06-06 18:07:37
152.   Stormer Sports
Wang and baserunners are like oil and water. You've been doing this since you were 5 years old. For God's sake get over it already and pitch from the stretch with some effectiveness, you shouldn't need help at this point in your career.
2006-06-06 18:08:06
153.   Stormer Sports
Wang and baserunners are like oil and water. You've been doing this since you were 5 years old. For God's sake get over it already and pitch from the stretch with some effectiveness, you shouldn't need help at this point in your career.
2006-06-06 18:08:46
154.   randym77
Even if Andy doesn't hit a lick tonight, he's earned his paycheck.
2006-06-06 18:08:46
155.   Zack
God mlb.tv sucks tonight, can't get it to steady
2006-06-06 18:08:49
156.   nyyfan22
Sterling: "He's handy! He's Andy! And the Phillips' take a 2-nuthin lead."
2006-06-06 18:09:43
157.   Stormer Sports
151

Why not Matt Smith in the 8th? Why not?

2006-06-06 18:10:49
158.   murphy
144, joe is trying to help proctor break mike marshall's appearance record.

if he pitches tonight, he will have appeared in 55% of the yankees games this year. in 1974, marshall appeared in 65%. he's got some catching up to do.

2006-06-06 18:11:27
159.   joe in boston
Man, we have to get outta this inning and then break this game open. Anyone else notice that we've been swinging at the 1st/2nd pitches all night ? Against a rookie at our park ?
2006-06-06 18:12:36
160.   Zack
What were Andy's nice plays at 1B tonight?
2006-06-06 18:12:43
161.   Stormer Sports
"Cabrera does not throw well"

Who are these clowns?

I know you guys approve of Myers out there, but I'd much rather see Smith vs. Ortiz.

2006-06-06 18:13:46
162.   marc
Nice job Wang. let's get that kid blasted off the mound now
2006-06-06 18:13:48
163.   nyyfan22
"I want Rudy to dress in my place tomorrow, Coach"

Rudy... Rudy... Rudy...

2006-06-06 18:13:53
164.   murphy
cabrera is 3rd in the AL in OF assists, yet has not even appeared in enough games to qualify. clowns indeed.
2006-06-06 18:14:26
165.   rilkefan
Lot of criticism of Wang above, but I appreciate all those 0s.
2006-06-06 18:15:29
166.   Stormer Sports
164

Consudering the outfiels that Boston fields, I dont think they should feel free to comment on anyone elses, that's for sure! Can Coco even reach the cutoff man? And Manny, well, nuff said.

2006-06-06 18:15:45
167.   randym77
Well, it wasn't exactly dominating, but it was a good night's work for Tiger. I wasn't sure he'd make it through the 3rd, let along the 7th, but he settled down nicely. Only gave up one run, the homer to Big Papi - can't really complain about that.

Bernie didn't help, though.

2006-06-06 18:16:50
168.   nyyfan22
160 A couple of snagged line drives. One was REALLY hit hard. Several routine plays, too.
2006-06-06 18:17:17
169.   Stormer Sports
Oh no! Farny in a tie game. I hope he does well, however I smell 1 walk, 2 hits, 1 run.
2006-06-06 18:17:19
170.   murphy
hey - if the yanks score this inning, CMW can even get the win for his "quality start".
2006-06-06 18:18:36
171.   murphy
if we score here, wang can still get the "W" for his "quality start"! ;)
2006-06-06 18:19:17
172.   murphy
(sorry for all the double posts, toaster is glitchy tonight)
2006-06-06 18:20:24
173.   Stormer Sports
This is where Torre would yank Pauley.
2006-06-06 18:20:50
174.   Zack
This game is pathetic...Shame on the Yankees, but yet, didn't we all know this would happen? Score a ton of runs one day, the next day with a bum kid on the mound, we can't do jack...
2006-06-06 18:20:51
175.   Shaun P
Boy, that Red Sox infield defense is sure great this year, isn't it?

A 2-out rally would be nice. IIRC, 2 outs is when Pauley got into trouble against Toronto last week.

2006-06-06 18:21:54
176.   Stormer Sports
Melky, a chance to be a hero!
2006-06-06 18:22:02
177.   GoingDeep
Miggy is hitting .400 in 35ABs at the stadium!
2006-06-06 18:22:04
178.   murphy
c'moooooon, melky!!! this would be an opportune moment to prove your mettle at the majo league level.
2006-06-06 18:22:19
179.   randym77
C'mon, Yanks. How about another of your world-famous two-out rallies? Extra Melky, please!
2006-06-06 18:22:42
180.   rilkefan
Pauley has thrown quite a few pitches for his second ML start, hasn't he?
2006-06-06 18:24:02
181.   Stormer Sports
Melky Quick and Milk, there you go.
2006-06-06 18:24:20
182.   Shaun P
Good eye, Melk-man!

Do the Sox have a lefty in the pen to face Giambi?

2006-06-06 18:24:46
183.   murphy
my lady friend has been "affectionately" referring to him as "melky discharge". :)
2006-06-06 18:24:49
184.   claybeez
Nice job by melky, setting the table for Jason.
2006-06-06 18:24:53
185.   Stormer Sports
The kid pitched a great game. Give him credit.
2006-06-06 18:25:59
186.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Who they bringing in?
2006-06-06 18:26:21
187.   Stormer Sports
182

Hey, at least Francona doesn't bow to the God of Lefty/Lefty, Righty/Righty that Joe does!

2006-06-06 18:26:28
188.   Marcus
I believe this is the scene where Rudy Seanez lets all the inherited runners score.
2006-06-06 18:27:09
189.   murphy
knowing giambi, he'll get an RBI via BB.
2006-06-06 18:27:52
190.   Stormer Sports
I don't care how he gets the run in, just get it in!
2006-06-06 18:27:59
191.   nyyfan22
183 Your lady-friend is a Jeopardy champion, too.
2006-06-06 18:28:20
192.   marc
I'll happily take a walk here
2006-06-06 18:28:36
193.   Stormer Sports
Please make him throw a strike Giambino, don't give in!
2006-06-06 18:28:53
194.   murphy
remember the last time gimabi THOUGHT he got ball 4 vs, the sox?
2006-06-06 18:29:10
195.   Stormer Sports
This Ump's strike zone is all over the place.
2006-06-06 18:29:24
196.   randym77
Get the win for Wanger, boys!
2006-06-06 18:29:34
197.   rsmith51
Nice, Giambi!
2006-06-06 18:29:46
198.   rbs10025
189 Mais oui
2006-06-06 18:29:49
199.   Stormer Sports
Come on Arod, Farny coming in, 1 run aint nearly enough!
2006-06-06 18:30:15
200.   Marcus
The Giambi Specialty right there. Now let's see A-Rod prove everyone wrong here...
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2006-06-06 18:30:20
201.   Shaun P
192 Ask and ye shall receive!

murphy called it 189!

Now why didn't I pitch Wang tonight in my fantasy league? Sigh.

Time for the MVP to tack on a few more.

2006-06-06 18:30:30
202.   nyyfan22
I have TiVo.. I checked it out. Here's what Francona actually said: "You pitched your f'n ass off tonight".

Which means 'good job kid. Now go siddown and watch your last 3 runs score from the pines'.

2006-06-06 18:30:40
203.   murphy
here's the scene where A-Rod flies out to DEEP center and everyone says he choked.

OR...

he hits a grand slam but it wasn't important cos we were already ahead.

2006-06-06 18:31:11
204.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Ok, I'm preaching to the choir here, but next inning, not the 9th, is when we need Mo in there. He has to face Papi and Manny, not the likes of Ghost of Tek and Cora.
2006-06-06 18:31:26
205.   Stormer Sports
Wow, the Guy strikes out a lot! A ton to be exact!
2006-06-06 18:31:41
206.   joe in boston
Nice job Mr May
2006-06-06 18:31:44
207.   randym77
Or maybe he just strikes out and everyone says he choked. ;-)
2006-06-06 18:31:51
208.   rsmith51
203 How about a K?
2006-06-06 18:31:58
209.   marc
are those strikes that A-Rod was swinging at?
2006-06-06 18:32:43
210.   murphy
204, the choir indeed. let's just hope Farny Pack can get us there.
2006-06-06 18:32:48
211.   rsmith51
204 Agreed, but much to progressive for any manager in the big leagues.
2006-06-06 18:32:57
212.   Zack
I think its totally fitting that the only other run we could get tonight is by not actually swinging...
2006-06-06 18:33:14
213.   Stormer Sports
It's not that Arod chokes, it's that he strikes out so often that he doesn't even put the ball in play and at least make the defense work. That is what frustrates me, not that I believe he is a "choker."
2006-06-06 18:33:35
214.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
cbs gamecenter had the first pitch about a foot off the outside corner. So . . . the new pitcher walks the first batter, and instead of taking a strike, Arod apparently swings at ball one.
2006-06-06 18:33:42
215.   murphy
208 (grumble, grumble, grumble)
2006-06-06 18:34:14
216.   JeremyM
209 Sportsline showed the first one as pretty far outside, the second one showed as a strike, and I missed the last one.

It happens.

2006-06-06 18:34:31
217.   Stormer Sports
Come on Farny, prove me wrong!
2006-06-06 18:34:32
218.   Zack
Ugh, I totally agree...here is where once again the concept of a save makes no sense...
2006-06-06 18:35:16
219.   rsmith51
No lead off walk, Whooo!

I'll take the celebrations when I can get them.

2006-06-06 18:35:26
220.   Shaun P
It could be worse. He could be hitting .258 like Ortiz. Who, BTW, has all of 6 less Ks than A-Rod does, and less walks I might add.
2006-06-06 18:35:31
221.   murphy
jeter woulda had that in the stands!! ;)
2006-06-06 18:35:58
222.   SF Yanks
Hold on to your beer helmets. Here we go!
2006-06-06 18:37:00
223.   Stormer Sports
It's the length of Arod's swing that leads to all the K's. He has to shorten that swing up some for sure.
2006-06-06 18:37:05
224.   JeremyM
Loretta was a big out for sure.
2006-06-06 18:37:30
225.   Stormer Sports
Farny, where for art thou Farny?
2006-06-06 18:37:37
226.   murphy
where can i get my farnsworth t-shirt?
2006-06-06 18:37:43
227.   nyyfan22
Sit down and grab some pine, Papi!
2006-06-06 18:37:46
228.   BklynBmr
Farn's is Papi's Papi!
2006-06-06 18:37:55
229.   JeremyM
Oh hell yes. Now get Manny.
2006-06-06 18:37:58
230.   Zack
Stormer, are you really pretending that you can possibly have advice for A-Rod on how to swing, or are you being sarcastic?

I hope the latter...

2006-06-06 18:38:17
231.   SF Yanks
Who's nervous?
2006-06-06 18:38:47
232.   Shaun P
The answer is: Nick Swisher, Chris Shelton, Jim Thome, and Manny Rameriz.

Who are batters with more Ks than A-Rod?

I see that Big Papi now has all of 5 less Ks than A-Rod.

MELKY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

2006-06-06 18:38:52
233.   nyyfan22
OH my dear God. That was fookin amazing!
2006-06-06 18:38:58
234.   rbs10025
Melky!
2006-06-06 18:39:03
235.   Stormer Sports
Melky! Melky! Melky! Holy shit Melky!
2006-06-06 18:39:08
236.   BklynBmr
M.E.L.K.Y. Holy Cow!!!
2006-06-06 18:39:12
237.   Zack
HOLY CRAP MELKY!!!!
2006-06-06 18:39:12
238.   murphy
WOOOOOOOOOOOHHHHOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! (best moment of the year)
2006-06-06 18:39:15
239.   SF Yanks
Holy moly... my heart skipped like 18 beats.
2006-06-06 18:39:15
240.   joe in boston
Holy Sh@t - Got Melky !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
2006-06-06 18:39:22
241.   randym77
Holy crap!!!!

Melky baby!!!

Very Bubba-eqsue.

2006-06-06 18:39:25
242.   marc
Sterling's going crazy. Was the catch that good?
2006-06-06 18:39:29
243.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
What happened?
2006-06-06 18:39:36
244.   JeremyM
Please tell me what happened!
2006-06-06 18:39:57
245.   Rob Gee
The Legend continues!

(and after the Papi K!)

2006-06-06 18:40:22
246.   murphy
ok... melky vs. milledge in a fist fight... who wins?
2006-06-06 18:40:22
247.   joe in boston
Sorry, I know that was lame.

let's get some hits !

2006-06-06 18:40:31
248.   rbj
Gott in Himmel!
2006-06-06 18:40:58
249.   Stormer Sports
232

Yea, and all but one have more HR AND More RBI!

Wow, great play for Melky!

That is gone almost anywhere else, Fenway for sure.

2006-06-06 18:41:20
250.   Rob Gee
Melky stole a homer from Manny. And Torre gave him a standing O (seriously).
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2006-06-06 18:41:36
251.   vockins
the melkman. insane!
2006-06-06 18:41:37
252.   Zack
243 Melky just made an amazing running and leaping catch to rob manny of a hr. He crashed into the wall, fell down face first and held onto the ball, as Damon leaps up and down in celebration and amazement...crazy!
2006-06-06 18:41:42
253.   Shaun P
The answer is: Adam Dunn, Ryan Howard, Chad Tracy, Carlos Delgado, Alfonso Soriano, Prince Fielder, Hanley Ramirez, and Jason Bay.

Who are still more batters who have more Ks than A-Rod?

2006-06-06 18:42:11
254.   rbj
Manny hit the ball over the fence, Melky leaped up and caught it, then fell down but kept control of it.
Web gem of the week.
2006-06-06 18:42:16
255.   randym77
242 You'll see it on the highlight reels. And on MLB.com tomorrow. Bank on it.

One of those running leap against the wall, fall hard to the warning track catches. Robbed a homer for sure.

2006-06-06 18:42:40
256.   Rob Gee
And Damon with his fists raised high as Melky falls stomach first onto the turf.
2006-06-06 18:42:52
257.   Zack
Of course lost in that was the inevitable fact that manny basically hit another HR off our BP
2006-06-06 18:43:27
258.   Stormer Sports
And it was a robbed HR, not one of those "robbed" HR that would actually just hit off the wall if they aren't caught!
2006-06-06 18:43:38
259.   randym77
Melky got a curtain call for the catch.

The reactions of Manny and other Sox were priceless, too.

2006-06-06 18:43:47
260.   murphy
so cool to see damon and somone (who?) in the bullpen cheering for him. this team's got some heart.
2006-06-06 18:43:51
261.   nyyfan22
243 Manny hit the ball 406 feet to the left center power alley (399). Melky jumped 63 feet in the air and caught the ball just before it shattered the scoreboard. Johnny Damon stood 10 feet away and threw his arms up cheering.

Farnsworth made the camera and said, "Holy Shit!" Then they showed Manny (who already crossed home plate) and he said, "El Guapo".

2006-06-06 18:44:09
262.   BklynBmr
244 Melky made the catch of year, robbing a sure HR by Manny. Scales the wall and snatches it well over the top.
2006-06-06 18:44:10
263.   Stormer Sports
257

In 90% of AL stadiums, it is long gone.

2006-06-06 18:44:31
264.   Simone
Melky's catch sounds amazing. I can't wait for the highlights.
2006-06-06 18:45:11
265.   murphy
btw - we need another hit to keep the 10H/G streak up.
2006-06-06 18:45:23
266.   rbj
Zack, I always figure the Manny Ortiz monster is going to do its damage. At best you can contain it, you can't defeat it.
2006-06-06 18:45:32
267.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
It's Phillips time. C'mon Andy.
2006-06-06 18:45:41
268.   Stormer Sports
That catch seems to have woken up the team and the fans. Do we really need that to get fired up to play?
2006-06-06 18:46:04
269.   Rob Gee
Remy just called it too - bad slide by Cano - he may be O'Neilesque.
2006-06-06 18:46:16
270.   joe in boston
wow, how outside was that strike 3 ?

cmon, get this run it

2006-06-06 18:46:32
271.   Shaun P
A-Rod BA/RISP: .318
Ortiz BA/RISP: .281
Manny BA/RISP: .265

My point Stormer 249 is to not stress over A-Rod's Ks. They certainly aren't hurting his game or any of those other guys' games, either.

Nice job, Robbie! Time for some insurance, help Mo out.

2006-06-06 18:46:34
272.   Stormer Sports
This Ump blows my hairy ass. High inconsistent, low inconsistent, outside inconsistent!
2006-06-06 18:46:44
273.   SF Yanks
they only have 9 hits?
2006-06-06 18:47:06
274.   SF Yanks
Guess thats the end of that one huh?
2006-06-06 18:47:59
275.   rsmith51
272 That was definitely outside to Phillips.
2006-06-06 18:48:13
276.   JeremyM
I hope they put Thompson in right to stop any stupid bloopers against Bernie right now.
2006-06-06 18:48:29
277.   Stormer Sports
271

Of course they are. When you K, you take the defense out of it, you don't give them a chance to make a mistake. More importantly, I don't recall the last time a K moved a runner along. And if you would rather have Arod's year over Thome's, you've lost it.

2006-06-06 18:48:37
278.   murphy
274 i sure as hell hope so. if i see another yankee batter i am gonna be pissed (and shocked).
2006-06-06 18:48:41
279.   randym77
268 Actually, I think the crowd woke up when Bernie hit his homer. They've been pretty rambunctious since.
2006-06-06 18:49:31
280.   nyyfan22
I've TiVo'd this game. I'll be selling the highlight reel DVD starting tomorrow night.
2006-06-06 18:50:26
281.   marc
This is little scary with Mo versus Boston with no insurance
2006-06-06 18:50:51
282.   BklynBmr
281 Put me down for two...
2006-06-06 18:51:31
283.   Stormer Sports
The new and improved, much slimmed down, and for some reason now, light hitting Varitek, hmm.
2006-06-06 18:51:50
284.   BklynBmr
make 282 280
2006-06-06 18:51:55
285.   joe in boston
It's official - My next kid will be named Andy
2006-06-06 18:52:06
286.   joe in boston
or Phillip
2006-06-06 18:52:44
287.   rbj
The NESN crew is saying the Yanks have been hurt by some bad strike calls. For all the grief I give other networks' announcers, I do have to say the NESN crew will be objective, even while being partial to the RS.

And the Yankees win!!!!

2006-06-06 18:52:51
288.   murphy
i am naming ALL of my kids melky.
2006-06-06 18:52:55
289.   nyyfan22
Sterling: "Yankees win. Theeeeeeeee YANKEES WIN!"
2006-06-06 18:53:17
290.   JeremyM
Oh hell yes!!
2006-06-06 18:53:17
291.   Stormer Sports
The perfect outcome. Bash them last night and beat them in a close game today. Hopefully they come in tomorrow pretty frustrated.
2006-06-06 18:53:22
292.   BklynBmr
I was OK with a split give the circumstances. Now I want the sweep!
2006-06-06 18:53:30
293.   randym77
Neither Melky nor Andy got a hit tonight. But they won this game with their gloves.
2006-06-06 18:54:17
294.   Shaun P
I wish I had Tivo'd this one. It might be worth shelling out the coin to get mlb.com's video of the game.

285 I think my next kid will be named Melky, Melky Andrew. ;)

2006-06-06 18:54:21
295.   murphy
ok... i am heading up to the stadium this weekend JUST to buy a melky t-shirt.
2006-06-06 18:55:28
296.   murphy
293 if that's not a wake-up call for torre an d the FO, i don't know what is.
2006-06-06 18:55:45
297.   nyyfan22
295 Hell no baby... let's go in and see one, Murh.
2006-06-06 18:55:46
298.   marc
5 pitches, unbelievable Mo
2006-06-06 18:56:10
299.   Simone
Yeah, Yankees win!!! How are they winning these games? Amazing. I can't wait for the highlights.
2006-06-06 18:56:40
300.   joe in boston
Now for the icing on the cake up here north of Boston....listening to the recap/post game whining on WEEI !!!!!!!!
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2006-06-06 18:56:40
301.   randym77
294 They sell game videos at MLB.com? Can you get any game? Is it pay per view or can you get a DVD or something?
2006-06-06 18:56:52
302.   wsporter
288 What a great line! With your permission I'll steal it?

I don't know what was better, the catch, the look on Manny's grill, Damon jumping around or the way Pauley's shoulders slumped.

Man, The kids are alright.

2006-06-06 18:58:12
303.   murphy
302 s'all yours, sport. but i wasn't kidding. ;)
2006-06-06 19:00:17
304.   BklynBmr
Just swiched to the Blue Jays - O's game in time to hear Palmer still bitching about Giambi's strike zone "6 inches x 6 inches"... but even he can't spoil tonight's MelkyMania™. Yeah, the kids are alright!
2006-06-06 19:00:34
305.   Zack
By the way, speaking of the kids, the yank's second pick today, Joba Chamberlain, might just be the steal of the draft. The kids a beast, and will rise fast...
2006-06-06 19:03:01
306.   Rob Gee
287 Watched the whole game on NESN (based on BB recommendations) - it was quite an enjoyable experience - understated, knowledgeable, just the facts. And they are objective with just the slightest Sux bias. If I was in TV distance the next two nights, I would do it again. Then again, I'm not sure what they're like when the Sux win...
2006-06-06 19:03:14
307.   wsporter
303 Murph, Neither am I :). I got home just in time to see Melky walk and Giambi come up. My wife and I were talking when Manny hit the ball, she actually stoped talking when she could see Melky tracking the ball before he got to the wall. How many kids born tonight in the Bronx will be named Melky?

How cool is this? How is this happening? Please, nobody wake me up.

2006-06-06 19:04:23
308.   Yu-Hsing Chen
Wow.. just wow... the Yankees just keep winning with ways you almost never expect them to....

Bernie homers... great pitching from Wang /Farns /Mo and Melky's crazy catch...

Just .. WOW...

This is definately one of those team that have that magic in the air ....

2006-06-06 19:04:40
309.   Rob Gee
302 wsport -

And don't forget the Torre standing O for the catch.

2006-06-06 19:05:35
310.   murphy
great game, folks.

g'night.

2006-06-06 19:07:36
311.   wsporter
Jesus, 10 - 15 minutes later and I feel like we won something. This is just great. I'll bet there's some wooping going on under the old building tonight.
2006-06-06 19:10:29
312.   rsmith51
Any word on when Jeter will be available?
2006-06-06 19:25:23
313.   Simone
It took forever to get back in here. I just saw a clip of Melky's catch off nyyfans.com Wow! What a catch! Johnny D, Farnesworth and Manny's reactions were hilarious.
2006-06-06 19:25:50
314.   randym77
Jeter will likely miss the entire Red Sox series.
2006-06-06 19:47:41
315.   JeremyM
The freaking highlight on mlb.com is just the homer by Ortiz, followed by...... a replay of the homer by Ortiz. Yuck.
2006-06-06 19:56:29
316.   randym77
The repeat is just starting on YES.

Though Yankees Encore isn't my favorite. They cut out innings when there's no scoring. I dunno, I just find that really annoying.

2006-06-06 20:06:53
317.   RIYank
315 The Melky catch is up already on the Yankees mlb.com front page
http://newyork.yankees.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/index.jsp?c_id=nyy

And it's in espn's game highlights here:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/recap?gameId=260606110

(I've watched it four times now.)

2006-06-06 20:13:32
318.   jkay
http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/story/423916p-357730c.html

Ex-Yankee Grimsley's home
raided in steroid investigation


By T.J. QUINN

Federal agents raided the home of Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Jason Grimsley Tuesday, seeking human growth hormone and other performance-enhancing drugs, along with phone and bank records that could implicate him as a source for other players.

2006-06-06 20:53:08
319.   randym77
Looks like he's admitted it:

http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/news/story?id=2473485

And he gave them the names of other users.

2006-06-06 21:43:44
320.   brockdc
Basking in the glow...

...302 I gotta' go with Damon's reaction. How gratifying is it to see him so genuinely geeked-up over one of his teammates making a spectacular, game-saving play against his former boys? I'm convinced he's fully converted.

2006-06-06 21:53:04
321.   JeremyM
Johnny was awesome. He hadn't even hit the ground yet and he was celebrating. And hats off to Wang as well, his effort might get lost but what a tremendous performance.

As far as Grimsely, don't the feds have more to be doing? Not to take that tact but this is ridiculous. It's turning into a witch hunt--what greater good is being served here? They have testing now, they have stiff penalties- move on to catching the terrorists or whatever.

2006-06-06 22:30:32
322.   brockdc
You're right on about Wang, who maintained his poise under pressure and soaked up much-needed innings.
2006-06-06 22:50:16
323.   Marcus
321 I'm not sure what you mean, the feds shouldn't be investigating crime? I can understand not agreeing with Congressional hearings and all that, but if there are laws on the books outlawing steroids/non-prescription HGH/amphetamines, it's not exactly a "witch hunt".

Of course, maybe Grimsley didn't do anything and they are going overboard by raiding his house. It will be interesting to see how this shakes out. Every time you think the steroids scandal is over, it keeps rearing its ugly head...

2006-06-07 03:36:31
324.   randym77
Wang's effort wasn't lost. He was chosen POTG. And rightfully so. Good work, kid.

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