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Coco B. Ware
2006-09-18 00:16
by Cliff Corcoran
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

If the Yankees won the Saturday's night cap despite the performance of their starting pitcher, they were inversely swept in Sunday's split-double header despite the fine performances of their starters. Jaret Wright and Mike Mussina combined to hold the Red Sox to four runs on eleven hits over twelve innings, walking four and striking out nine. The bulk of the hits and strikeouts were Mussina's, the bulk of the walks were Wrights, the runs and innings they split evenly.

In both cases the Yankees came up short due to shoddy relief pitching and Joe Torre's ultimately wise decision to play these games as if the division had already been clinched. Torre did not run out his full starting line up in any of the four games this weekend, resting Posada in Saturday's day game, Damon, Matsui and Cano in Saturday's nightcap, Abreu, Giambi, Jeter and Posada in yesterday's opener, and Damon, Rodriguez, and Matsui in the finale. As a result, the Yankee offense scuffled despite facing the likes of Kyle Snyder and Kevin Jarvis.

In yesterday's day game, Nick Green and Sal Fasano went a combined 0 for 6 with three strikeouts. Indeed, it was Green and Fasano who made the first two outs of the fourth inning after Hideki Matsui, Aaron Guiel and Chris Wilson had loaded the bases to start the inning. That, plus a Johnny Damon strikeout for the third out, killed that rally and ultimately cost the Yankees the game. It also helps explain how Kyle Snyder was able to hold the Yankees to two runs over five innings while striking out seven.

Game one was tied 2-2 after six, when Joe Torre turned to Ron Villone. Things started innocently enough. Eric Hinske flied out on Villone's first pitch. Villone then walked Doug Mirabelli on five pitches, but rallied to strike out Alex Gonzales for the second out, keeping pinch-runner Coco Crisp at first base. With Mark Loretta at the plate, hitting for rookie David Murphy, Villone appeared to pick Crisp off first base. Crisp, fooled by Villone's move, took two quick steps toward second and Craig Wilson received the throw at first. Crisp then froze and, as Wilson charged down the baseline toward him, Crisp danced around him to the outfield side of the baseline and jogged back to the bag untagged. Wilson and Joe Torre argued that Crisp should have been called out for running out of the baseline, but rookie first base umpire Mike Estabrook and veteran crew chief Jerry Crawford, who was umpiring second, ruled Crisp safe and the inning continued.

Loretta worked Villone over for a ten-pitch walk, then rookie Dustin Pedroia double Crisp home and Loretta to third. Villone the intentionally walked David Ortiz only to surrender a bases-clearing double to Kevin Youkilis to run the score to 6-2. The Yanks got one back in the bottom of the inning on an Alex Rodriguez sac fly, but that was all they'd get. 6-3 Sox.

In the nightcap, the two teams again found themselves knotted at 2-2 in the middle innings, but this time the Yankees surged ahead. Derek Jeter, hitless to that point after sitting out the first game, lead off the inning with a groundball to short, but Dustin Pedroia's throw pulled Carlos Peña off the bag and Jeter reached on the error. Bobby Abreu then singled Jeter to third and after Jason Giambi struck out, Jorge Posada flared a double toward the foul line in left that bounded past diving left fielder David Murphy and plated both men, putting the Yankees ahead 4-2.

Unfortunately, it wouldn't hold. After Scott Proctor, in his only appearance of the series, allowed a lead-off single in the eighth, Joe Torre brought in Mike Myers to face David Ortiz, who was 0 for 2 with a pair of strikeouts against Mike Mussina in his first two at-bats. Myers proceeded to walk Ortiz on four pitches. Still, having burned Villone in the first game, Proctor in this one, Bruney with a pair of appearances on Saturday, and saving Kyle Farnsworth for the ninth, Torre opted to stay with Myers to face righty Mike Lowell, rather than turn to his remaining righty relievers Dotel, Beam or Veras, in part because the on-deck hitter was lefty Trot Nixon.

Lowell hit what looked like a flair single to shallow right that dropped just between second baseman Miguel Cairo and right fielder Bobby Abreu, but because he thought it might be caught, David Ortiz held up two-thirds of the way to second and actually started retreating to first before Abreu, charging toward second from his position, fielded the ball on a hop and fired to Jeter at second to force out Ortiz and turn Lowell's single into a fielder's choice as Loretta took third.

Terry Francona then pinch-hit righty Gabe Kapler for Nixon, but Torre stuck with Myers, who got Kapler to foul out to Posada. With two-outs and men on the corners and Dotel and Veras warming in the pen, Torre remained in the dugout as Myers pitched to Jason Varitek, who sent the second pitch he saw back up the middle for an RBI single to pull the Sox within one.

With the lefty Murphy due up, Torre again stuck with Myers, and again remained in the dugout when Francona sent righty Doug Mirabelli to the plate in Murphy's place. Myers plunked Mirabelli in the back of his front shoulder with a 1-2 pitch, loading the bases, but Torre remained in the dugout as Myers pitched to righty Dustin Pedroia and lost control of another 1-2 pitch, skipping it past Posada to the backstop, allowing Lowell to score the tying run.

Myers eventually got Pedroia to ground out to end the inning, and Jason Giambi lead off the bottom of the eighth by singling to the left side of second base, but then that man named Crisp struck again. Jorge Posada sent a 1-0 pitch from side-arming lefty reliever Javier Lopez deep into the September night, a booming shot to dead center field, that was about to clear the fence by the Yomiuri ad near the 399 foot mark when Coco Crisp lept and caught the ball a full arm's length over the wall for the first out. It was a picture perfect catch, as it took a two-run homer, what would have been Posada's 20th dinger of the season, off the board. While the catch left most of us in the belachers relatively speechless, one determined creacher did manage to belt out, "Hey, Fruity Pepples! Nice Catch!" What else could you say?

That catch was the turning point. Robinson Cano hit into a double play to end the inning and Kyle Farnsworth surrendered the lead on three pitches, a lead-off double by former Yankee farmhand Carlos Peña, a sac bunt turned E1 as Coco Crisp again got the better of Jorge Posada, and a sac fly by Mark Loretta that plated pinch-runner Alex Cora. For good measure, Crisp stole second and went to third on a wild pitch, but was stranded there. Not that it helped. The Yankees stranded a one-out pinch-hit single by Johnny Damon in the bottom of the ninth and lost the second game of the double header 5-4.

Adding insult to injury, Derek Jeter's hit streak ended at 25 games as he went 0 for 4 in the nightcap. He grounded out in his last at-bat in the seventh inning and was the on-deck hitter when Melky Cabrera flew out to end the game. Then again, there wasn't much injury here. The Yankees magic number stands at four and they still have a one-game lead over the Tigers for the best record in the American League. The Red Sox's off-day today prevents the Yanks from clinching until Wednesday at the earliest, but the clinch will come soon enough. Meanwhile, Torre got his team through back-to-back doubleheaders without tiring it out. That's a job well done in my book. For these final two weeks winning is a secondary concern to making sure the team is ready for the postseason. To that end, check the pitching probables on the side-bar. That Tampa Bay series looks like what we can expect to see in the ALDS in terms of Yankee starting pitching. Indeed, here's how the rest of the season should shape up in terms of Yankee pitching probables:

Toronto 9/18-9/20: Rasner, Karstens, Henn
TB 9/22: Wang
TB 9/23: Johnson
TB 9/24: Mussina
TB 9/25: Wright
Bal 9/26: Lidle
Bal 9/27: Wang
Bal 9/28: Johnson
Tor 9/29: Mussina
Tor 9/30: Wright
Tor 10/1: Lidle

ALDS beginning 10/3: Wang, Johnson, Mussina, Wright/Lidle

The key, of course, is getting Wang, who's ERA is 1.80 runs better at home into one of the first two games. It appears Joe Torre has already done that. As for the fourth spot, Lidle's being skipped in Toronto due to tendonitis in the index finger of his pitching hand and has struggled in three of his last four starts. Jaret Wright, meanwhile, has turned in three quality starts in a row. He'll get two more chances to do so, but it looks like that fourth spot is Wright's to lose.

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2006-09-18 03:41:01
1.   randym77
Nice recap. Poor Jorgie. Could have been a great night for him, except for "Fruity Pebbles." Bet Green or Cano would have made the catch Cannizarro couldn't, if only because they're both a lot taller than he is.

I'm almost relieved Jeter's streak is over. IMO, it was starting to be a distraction. Joe couldn't use him as a pinch-hitter. And would Jeter have swung on 3-0 if it weren't for the streak?

2006-09-18 03:46:39
2.   Paul in Boston
Frustrating "coulda, shoulda, woulda" series. Still waiting for some runs out of that bases-loaded, no outs inning in the first game.
2006-09-18 05:07:09
3.   Sliced Bread
At this point, I trust Bruney more than any Yankees reliever not named Rivera.

I'm afraid Ron Villone has officially become his backwards replacement, Nor Enolliv, who wears the same number. Wonder which one will make the postseason roster.

Dotel, Veras, and Beam will not. Joe made that clear leaving LOOGY twistin' in the wind.

Whatever. Just a matter of rest and regrouping before the Yanks dullpen is a bullpen again.

Nice catch, Coco. Cereal[sic] killer.

Good recap, Cliff.

See ya next year, Sox.

Way to go, Jints.

2006-09-18 05:27:35
4.   Simone
Good riddance to the Red Sox until next season.

I would like to see Rasner, Karstens, and Henn pitch good games. This is their opportunity to make a good impression.

2006-09-18 05:30:13
5.   NetShrine
"After Scott Proctor, in his only appearance of the series, allowed a lead-off single in the eighth, Joe........"

Huh?

2006-09-18 05:39:13
6.   Sliced Bread
4 Especially Rasner.
2006-09-18 05:53:48
7.   KJC
I only got to watch about an hour or so of last night's game, but ESPN again drove me nuts. I pinpointed what I can't stand about them (one thing, anyway): they never shut up! They seem to feel like they have to fill every minute of the game with innane chatter.

I usually watch NESN, and Orsillo & Remy will sometimes actually keep quiet and let the game just happen. Does YES do the same, or is it constant talk-talk-talk ESPN style?

2006-09-18 05:58:36
8.   C2Coke
Cliff's wonderful write-up make me feel like I'm reliving this past disastrous weekend. It's not that the Yankees lost 3 out of 4, but how much suffering it was to simply watch the games. Nonetheless, thank you, Cliff, for the great summary.
2006-09-18 06:04:35
9.   murphy
knee deep in wedding plans, i watch only one of the four games and listened to only a snippet of anothee; but from the look of cliff's write up (and the little i DID see), i can only say the following:

bullpen + postseason = scared murphy.

2006-09-18 06:33:05
10.   rbj
Eh, I'm not upset. Somehow the Yankees will find a way to win four more games this season. I just want all the players to be healthy and feeling good going into the post season.
2006-09-18 06:35:48
11.   DarrenF
You know how just about everybody says these games don't count and Joe Torre seemingly wants to rest his A Team? Am I the only person who wants to press a wee bit and end up with a better record than the Tigers?

In the race for best record in the AL, the Yankees have a one-game lead on Detroit. If the playoffs started today, the Twins visit NYY.

One bad week and the Yankees could easily end up trailing Detroit (1 game) and Minnesota (2), or even Oakland (3.5).

It's very conceivable that the Yankees could end up traveling to the Metrodome in the first round of the playoffs - we all know Minn's advantage in the Metrodome - all in the interest of giving the A Team some rest.

2006-09-18 06:36:39
12.   rsmith51
7 JMHO, but I think it depends on who is commenting the game. Singleton paired with one other person is usually a good way to watch a game. Sometimes when there are three guys in the booth it can get a little talkative.
2006-09-18 06:39:14
13.   mehmattski
The sky isn't falling for the bullpen. Villone and Farnsworth at the very least have shown that their postseason roles should be greatly reduced. There won't be any Veras/Beam/Dotel to worry about. Here's Bruney's numbers as a Yankee:

14.2 IP, 1 ER (on a solo homer), 8 BB, 23 K
While his career ERA is very high, his career strikeout rate (103 in 92 IP) and his career home run rate (9 HR) are very encouraging, as is his fastball.

Proctor is remaining steadily solid, and Mo will be back for the postseason. As long as Myers sticks to lefties, he'll be fine. While the stats say that the Tigers, A's, and Twins all have better bullpens... what it really comes down to is how Wang, Johnson, and Mussina pitch. If they can go 7 strong, the bullpen gap isn't as crucial. Meanwhile, if the Yankees hitters can take care of business, things look a lot less bleak.

And really, when was the last time the Yankees went into the postseason with a bullpen of more than two guys that made you feel safe? 1997, with Mo, Nelson, Stanton, and Lloyd comes to mind. Other than that, there have been plenty of 7th inning clunkers in the Yankees' recent past. Jason Grimsley (99), Randy Choate (00), Jay Witasick (01), Juan Acevedo (03)... the Yanks made the WS each of those years.

2006-09-18 06:45:16
14.   JL25and3
3 So far, so good with Bruney. I'm a little concerned, though, that Torre seems to be trying to fit Scott Proctor's entire season into six weeks of Brian Bruney.
2006-09-18 06:51:29
15.   mehmattski
11 Yeah, the Twins' Home Field Advantage (TM) was so great that in 2003, the Yankees easily took both games in the Metrodome. I'd say that the playoff teams are pretty set and all four are teams with a lot of strengths and a few weaknesses. Lack of Home Field Advantage (TM) didn't phase the 2003 Marlins, or the 2002 Angels, or (shudders) the 2004 Red Sox.

So, to answer your question: Yes, you're the only one who doesn't want the "A-Team" to rest. I pity the fool!

2006-09-18 06:58:20
16.   rsmith51
11 I went to bed after Meyers was left in, because it was clear that Torre didn't care about winning that game.
2006-09-18 07:01:12
17.   Cliff Corcoran
11 The Wild Card can't host a division winner, no matter how much better their record is. And, as you say, the Yanks still have the AL's best record, who what's the problem?
2006-09-18 07:02:29
18.   Cliff Corcoran
By the way, sorry about the zillion typos and misspellings in the above post, I wrote it between the hours of 4 and 5 am (before going to bed).

Murphy ain't the only one on the verge of a wedding. Five days to go . . . thank heaven for my new DVR!

2006-09-18 07:02:36
19.   JL25and3
15 The Yankees won both games there in 2004 as well, though one went into extra innings.

The Metrodome does provde the biggest home-field advantage in the majors. You still have to have the players to take advantage of it, however, and at this point the Twins just don't look good enough.

2006-09-18 07:04:32
20.   mehmattski
16 Sorry, but this grinds my gears. To which pitcher would you have said "oh boy, Torre wants to win this game!" Given that Farnsworth was reserved for the ninth, and Mo was unavailable, as was Bruney (41 pitches in 2 games the previous day)... Dotel and his ERA above 8.00? Veras? Beam? Henn? Beuhler? Anyone?

(crickets)

2006-09-18 07:05:55
21.   Sliced Bread
18 Good luck in the home stretch, Cliff.
The important thing is that you get the rest you need. The magic number is 5 so it's just a matter of days before you clinch the wedding rings. Nice!
2006-09-18 07:07:14
22.   Sliced Bread
9 Good luck to you, too, Murphy.
2006-09-18 07:09:48
23.   DarrenF
15 I also know that Torre tanked game #162 last year and that may have sent the Yankees to Anaheim for Game Five of the ALDS.

Do you recall all the HORROR STORIES of PACKING A SUITCASE and FLYING IN AN AIRPLANE?

Just because home field advantage doesn't guarantee a victory doesn't mean playing at home isn't an advantage.

Potential Benefit: Face Santana on the road (7-5, 3.36) or face Santana at home (11-0, 2.19).

Potential Cost: World-class athlete Derek Jeter plays both games of a double header and feels the fatigue of playing 152 games instead of 155.

2006-09-18 07:14:55
24.   DarrenF
17 Yes, I apologize for my confusing implicit scenario:

Minn: 95 wins.
Det: 94 wins.
Oak: 93 wins.
NYY: 92 wins, with a rested Johnny Damon.

Or, just about any combination you can think of.

2006-09-18 07:23:19
25.   mehmattski
23 OK, so after Santana pitches his perfect game at the Metrodome, striking out all 27 Yankees... then what? Brad Radke and Carlos Silva? And their lineup consisting of Mauer, Morneau, and... and... um... Color me unimpressed.

I would be slightly more concerned about another game 5 on the West Coast, but that is impossible in the Division Series this year. The Yankees will have to play an AL Central team.

And since you're loving the hypotheticals this fine Monday: what if Derek Jeter has someone fall on his shoulder? What if Johnny Damon dives for a ball and breaks his wrist? Playoff hope-threatening injuries are less likely to occur with them spitting sunflower seeds instead.

2006-09-18 07:31:20
26.   DarrenF
25 Okay, you made your point, and I think I made mine. I remain unswayed and so do you. I think it's too early for shutdown mode, because there are potential playoff consequences. That's all. I hope the Yankees get all their rest in and still get 100 wins and best record in the AL. I'm willing to take the calculated risk that pinch-hitting for Nick Green with the bases loaded would not send Hideki Matsui directly to the infirmary. I am actually quite surprised that the reporters, the players, the coaches, the commenters on this board think the regular season mission is accomplished. I asked rhetorically if I was the only one, and it seems that I am. Cool! I'm a renegade!
2006-09-18 07:51:57
27.   unpopster
for all the talk over here about potential playoff opponents and the presumed negatives of having to play games at the Metrodome or other places on the road, I'd have to agree 100% with what Kaat said while in the Fox booth on saturday afternoon: Right about now, all the other AL playoff hopefuls are worrying about the Yankees and would rather not meet them in the first round.

One can only imagine what the talk on the sports talk shows in Minneapolis and Detroit must be like -- "uh oh, we REALLY don't want to face that Yankee juggernaut...please oh please, anyone but the Yanks!"

The Twins may have Santana and the Tigers may have some relievers that throw 150 mph, but just look at it from their persectives. They see the prospect of facing Wang, Johnson, Mussina, Mo, and the 2006 Murderer's Row. They should be the ones scared $h!tless...

guys, enough with the handwringing...the '06 yanks are built for the postseason like none that we've seen since 2001.

2006-09-18 07:57:37
28.   pistolpete
Half agree with 25 and 26 - nice to give our regulars a rest, but it'd also be nice to wrap this thing up ASAP - a week at the end of the season is plenty of time to have guys spitting sunflower seeds on the bench. Until then, go hard!
2006-09-18 08:11:52
29.   JL25and3
26 Hey, I know what it's like being a renegade in here. I still disagree with you, but at least I have a little sympathy.
2006-09-18 08:34:22
30.   rsmith51
20 Yes, I would have rather had Dotel in there. He may have imploded, but it was clear that Myers didn't have it and he isn't used to throwing to more than 3 batters in an inning. I wasn't that upset, just felt like it was a very winnable game AND it would reduce the magic number by 2. The sooner the Yanks clinch the better.
2006-09-18 08:41:00
31.   JL25and3
30 Maybe so. But it's not as if Dotel is an obviously superior choice, given his performance so far. Also, as the bloviating broadcasters said, there's a certain value to seeing what you've got for the playoffs. Finding out if Myers can pitch to a few batters might actually be more useful than seeing if Dotel is hideous or merely awful.

Both points are certainly arguable. But as long as they're arguable, I'll give Torre the benefit of the doubt.

2006-09-18 08:55:30
32.   rsmith51
31 I guess my characterization of Torre "not caring about winning" was a little overboard considering all the arguments.
2006-09-18 09:07:37
33.   Sliced Bread
30 31 Clearly, Joe has no plans for Dotel, Beam, and Veras, who were available, or he would have used them. He tried to get lucky, and steal one with Myers/Farnswacker. I don't imagine he'll try that again in October. If so, the bridge to Mo will have to be Jorgie and the rest of them hitting the ball a foot or so higher than the likes of Coco can jump.

Too bad about Dotel. You'd think a proven closer who chucks 97mph would be useful, or at least of interest to Joe this time of year.

Relievers you can trust: Mo, Proctor? Bruney? The rest will drive us looney.

2006-09-18 09:22:05
34.   joe in boston
Nice recap. Would have loved to see more wins this weekend, but hey....we're treading water and resting. The Sawx can rest in 3 weeks for a long time. Great Jints win - that helps !

7 Agreed. How scary is Joe Morgan's eyes in HD ??? I finally switched over to HBO to see "Wedding Crashers" for the nth time ....

2006-09-18 09:24:28
35.   YankeeInMichigan
27 The Detroit sport talk shows are talking about:
a) Big wins this weekend by the Wolverines and Spartans (emotional insurance in the event of a Tiger collapse)
b) The hopelessness of the Lions (sets a perspective for Tiger talk)
c) Holding off the Twins and taking the division
d) Holding off the White Sox (3-game set starting tonight) and making the playoffs
e) The abstract issue of postseason success (e.g. is pitching and occasional power enough)

The nuts and bolts of postseason matchups remain far removed from the local consciousness.

2006-09-18 10:09:51
36.   Sliced Bread
Heyman has an S.I.com piece on Bernie's possible retirement. Seems he goes back and forth on that one. Lately, Bernie's certainly been hitting as if he's trying to drain every last hit out his 38 year old body. I'm enjoying his at-bats.

http://tinyurl.com/fpu9o

PS - I don't think there's even a chance he'd finish his career with another team.

2006-09-18 10:45:46
37.   Adam B
Cliff, Proctor appeared in 2 games this weekend. He pitched on Saturday as well. So much for resting the useful pitchers.
2006-09-18 11:18:14
38.   Cliff Corcoran
37 You're right. I plead 4am.
2006-09-18 11:45:37
39.   JL25and3
36 I agree. Even with a reduced role, Bernie has comfort, respect and status in the Yankee locker room. I don't know if he's a leader, exactly, but he's at least a well-respected elder. He's got the biggest and most prestigious locker, he can play whatever music he wants, he's got the manager's ear whenever he wants it, and so on.

If he goes to another team, he's just another fourth outfielder/DH.

2006-09-18 12:32:53
40.   Chyll Will
39 Bernie's a leader in category if nothing else, and that's not to put him down, but let's face it, he's never been The Man even when was winning the Gold Glove and the batting crown. Yet, Bernie's charm has always been his hard work and quiet, yet dignified dedication to game, team and Yankees.

I agree with you, Bernie's value here is as high in baseball in general as it ever will be from this point on, and considering the amount of pride its said that he has, he'd likely find himself in baseball hell if he tried to squeeze another year or two out with another team. It would almost be like a fall from grace if he went somewhere else and stunk, but ultimately it's his choice. If he played well for another year or two if he did decide to come back, I wouldn't boo him. Unless he was to somehow end up replacing Coco Crisp next year...

2006-09-18 12:33:37
41.   Schteeve
Did anyone else notice that Jon Miller called Javy Lopez "Mike Myers" like half a dozen times?
2006-09-18 12:59:53
42.   pistolpete
41 What, huh? I think they're still talking about criteria for the MVP award...

No, they're not? Oh sorry, I'm still hearing it in my head though...

2006-09-18 13:20:45
43.   standuptriple
42 From what I hear, it's all about RBI's.
2006-09-18 13:33:50
44.   JL25and3
42 Actually, Joe Morgan was basicaly supporting Jeter. He said power and all is great, but he likes the player who does all the little things, day in and day out. He didn't use the word "intangibles," but he was close.

Not surprising, really, since Morgan was just that type of player, and he won 2 MVPs. Of course, he did all the big things, too.

2006-09-18 13:51:28
45.   randym77
I just have to say...this year's rookie hazing was lame. Dressing like George Steinbrenner? Whose idea was that?
2006-09-18 14:17:05
46.   rbj
Let's suppose that Shef doesn't come back next year. ($13 mil could buy Proctor a new, bionic arm). OF: Melky, Johnny, Bobby. Jason at 1B, Hideki at DH, Bernie as 4th OF (he'll be fifth on days Matsui's on the field and Melky's spelling Johnny or Bobby.)

Sound OK? Bernie actually filled out nicely this year with the bat at $1.5 mil. I could see him doing the same next year, with around 350 ABs.

2006-09-18 14:21:51
47.   Javi Javi
41 I heard that! I thought it was just me because I was a tired. All those sidearm pitchers are the same, I guess.
2006-09-18 14:29:45
48.   randym77
Rasner's going to have the A-Team to back him up:

Johnny Damon CF
Derek Jeter SS
Bobby Abreu RF
Alex Rodriguez 3B
Jason Giambi 1B
Jorge Posada C
Robinson Cano 2B
Hideki Matsui DH
Melky Cabrera LF

Darrell Rasner P

2006-09-18 14:42:25
49.   Bama Yankee
48 The Yankee A-TEAM:
"In 2006 a crack commando unit was sent to prison by the commissioner of baseball for a crime they didn't commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Bronx underground. Today, still wanted by the powers that be at ESPN, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire: THE A-TEAM."
Starring:
Jason Giambi as "B.A." Baracus
Derek Jeter as "Faceman" Peck
Joe Torre as "Hannibal" Smith
and
Jorge Posada as "Howling Mad" Murdock
2006-09-18 14:43:56
50.   standuptriple
49 Just go ahead and put this comment in the BB HOF.
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2006-09-18 15:44:42
51.   Sliced Bread
49 Excellent, Bama!
2006-09-18 15:46:57
52.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Psst: game thread up above

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