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Four More Games Left
2006-09-28 14:17
by Alex Belth
Note: The Bronx Banter blog has moved to bronxbanterblog.com.

One of Cliff's favorites, D. Rasner is on the hill tonight for the Infamous Bronx Bomb Squad. The hapless Orioles are a team simply going through the motions at this point. Wonder if they can muster up the umph to play a competitive game tonight?

Oh, and off-the-topic, if anyone is interested in checking out some of my artwork--or music--check out my souped-up web site. Got some good tunes for the Hip Hop heads out there, as well as series of famous sports tirades (including ones from Goose Gossage, Lee Elia, Earl Weaver and Bobby Knight).

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2006-09-28 14:51:07
1.   Sean
Hahaha, I love Earl Weaver. Great Site Alex
2006-09-28 15:07:55
2.   kylepetterson
Good times are back in Colorado
Seventh inning stretch, Dodgers lead 17-11, 13 pitchers thus far, 306 pitches thrown.
2006-09-28 15:08:19
3.   kylepetterson
2 14 pitchers.
2006-09-28 15:20:15
4.   Yankee Fan in Chicago
Anyone know what the deal is with the Card's schedule?They seem to have a game that might well need to made up. I guess they'd play Monday if needed, but against whom?
2006-09-28 15:24:57
5.   standuptriple
4 They got a Giants game that was rained out a few weeks ago.
2006-09-28 15:29:43
6.   rbj
Dang, 19 - 11. I thought LA didn't have a football team anymore.

Cool tirades, Alex. I only got to the Goose one so far. Just imagine if A-Rod went off like that.

2006-09-28 15:32:01
7.   singledd
From Jay Jaffe - re: C.M. Wang
http://futilityinfielder.com/blog/2006/09/grasping-wang.shtml
It might not be what Yankee fans want to hear, but it's an interesting article.
2006-09-28 15:37:07
8.   singledd
Yankees magic number for HFA throughout is 2.
2006-09-28 15:38:23
9.   rbs10025
6 I think they were playing blurnsball and someone locked all the bases.
2006-09-28 15:45:10
10.   singledd
Joe Mauer dropped below Derek Jeter and into second place in the American League batting race on Sept. 15. Mauer has hit .429 (15-for-35) since then to regain the lead. Jeter has hit .277 (13-for-47) over the same span.
2006-09-28 15:50:12
11.   randym77
7 That is interesting. Good closer...check. Power pitching staff and good defense...oy.

I love Wang. I enjoy his starts the most of any Yankee pitcher. I still have fond memories of that game where he had nine (9!) assists.

But I do think his getting the #1 spot is as much about how Moose and the Unit have struggled as about how good Tiger is. Which isn't good.

2006-09-28 16:04:49
12.   Jim Dean
7 Wonderful, thanks! First person I've seen to nail what Wang is rather than overhyping how he's either unique or fleeting.
2006-09-28 16:05:03
13.   rbj
I don't think Wang is a season #1 starter, but with the quick turnaround in the postseason, he's probably best able to come back on short rest.
2006-09-28 16:18:12
14.   randym77
Okay, maybe Rasner on the postseason roster isn't such a hot idea after all...
2006-09-28 16:22:28
15.   rbj
Any pitcher can have a bad game/inning. I'd like to see how he deals with adversity.
2006-09-28 16:25:41
16.   kylepetterson
15 I'd like to see our bats deal with the adversity.
2006-09-28 16:26:37
17.   randym77
15 Rasner didn't do very well the last time he pitched, either. Or the time before that. I'm starting to think it was his hot start that was the fluke.
2006-09-28 16:43:50
18.   rbj
That's much better.
2006-09-28 16:46:19
19.   randym77
You know, I'd be perfectly content never to see that Roberts-Crosby collision at 1B again. Ditto Hideki breaking his wrist.
2006-09-28 16:50:16
20.   rbj
Gol durn, that Cabrera kid is pitching a shutout, not to mention a nohitter.
2006-09-28 16:57:29
21.   randym77
Sheff looked pretty bad there.
2006-09-28 17:00:00
22.   rbj
And that's not so good.
2006-09-28 17:00:40
23.   vockins
Son of a bitch. I think this means more Villone and less Rasner come playoff time. I'm not looking forward to that.
2006-09-28 17:01:17
24.   randym77
Boy, Torre has a quick hook tonight. Rasner out, Henn in.
2006-09-28 17:04:32
25.   underdog
9 "None of that sentence made any sense except for the word 'blurn'."
2006-09-28 17:09:44
26.   randym77
23 Rasner's not making the post-season roster. Peter Abraham posted a projected roster today, and I think he's right:

Starting pitchers
Mike Mussina
Randy Johnson
Chien-Ming Wang

Starters or long relievers
Cory Lidle
Jaret Wright

Relievers
Brian Bruney
Kyle Farnsworth
Mike Myers
Scott Proctor
Mariano Rivera
Ron Villone

Starting lineup
Johnny Damon
Derek Jeter
Bobby Abreu
Alex Rodriguez
Jason Giambi
Gary Sheffield
Hideki Matsui
Jorge Posada
Robinson Cano

Bench
Melky Cabrera OF
Sal Fasano C
Bernie Williams OF
Miguel Cairo IF
Andy Phillips IF

The only one that's even the slightest bit questionable is Andy Phillips, IMO. There's a chance Joe might go with Wilson or Guiel instead. But probably not. He clearly thinks Andy is the best defender at 1B, so will probably go with him.

2006-09-28 17:13:41
27.   singledd
If Andy IS on the PS roster, I don't know why Joe has kept him on the bench for 2 months.
Hell, I didn't know he was still on the team.
2006-09-28 17:16:02
28.   markp
I think it's just as likely Wilson makes the 25 man, and there's always the chance he brings two middle IF and uses Cairo as the late inning guy at 1B (where he's really overrated.)
2006-09-28 17:22:45
29.   randym77
I'd like to see Guiel get the 25th spot. We don't need another outfielder, but I like the way he plays 1B.
2006-09-28 17:24:12
30.   monkeypants
25 If that's the PS roster, that's not good. Fasano, Cairo, Andy, and LH Bernie are nearly worthless, so you are carrying nearly an entire bench that can't hit. Yeah sure, the starters are great, but lack of bench has hurt this team the last couple of years.

On the pitching side, do you really need two #4/#5/long relief pitchers? If you're forced to use Wright and Lidle, then you are in a world of hurt anyway.

2006-09-28 17:35:21
31.   randym77
You know Fasano, Cairo, and Bernie are going to be on the postseason roster come hell or high water. You need a backup catcher, and Fasano is it. I don't have a problem with Cairo. His defense is solid, he plays all infield positions (and even the outfield in a pinch), and this year, he's been a very clutch hitter. Bernie...he's very limited. But he's Bernie. I can't imagine leaving him out.

I don't think we need big bats on the bench. What I want is versatility. Guys who can pinch-run and play good defense at more than one position. Miggy meets that criteria, and I guess Melky does, too. I wish Andy had more going for him that his supposed good glove. He's a terrible baserunner and not that hot at the plate. But then, Wilson and Guiel aren't exactly speedy, either.

Pitching is worrisome. I think we may have to use Wright or Lidle, unfortunately.

2006-09-28 17:39:05
32.   its430
Boy, Cabrera sure is pitching a nice NO HITTER right now, wouldn't you say?

couple days before the season ends, and he's got a NO HITTER going.

Wow. A NO HITTER. Michael Kay must be thrilled.

2006-09-28 17:44:51
33.   monkeypants
31 Oh you're right--those guys will be on the roster. But that doesn't make it right. They shouldn't bring Fasano, but should use Wilson as the emergency C instead. Look at the stats for the last ten years, and add up all the back-up C ABs for the Yankees in the playoffs. If Fasano gets in, it's because Jorge is dead, and the team will have bigger problems that who straps on the back-up pads.

Likewise a back-up IF. Under what circumstances with Cairo actually play? PR for Giambi is possible, but he won't play in the field unless A-Rod, Jeter, or Cano is hurt.

If you want flexibility, then you should bring Wilson (1B, OF, C) or Gueil (1B, OF). I prefer Gueil because he makes a nice platoon with Bernie (not that it would matter to Torre) and he can play a little CF.

Of course, if it were me I'd be tempted to bring only 10 pitchers, at least for the ALDS, and carry 15 position players. Of those 15, Andy would not be one.

2006-09-28 17:48:04
34.   randym77
All right, Kay just said the Yankees are being no-hit. That ought to put the whammy on Cabrera.
2006-09-28 17:49:25
35.   monkeypants
That sunnuvabitch Nazi Kay.
2006-09-28 17:51:27
36.   AbbyNormal821
34 you just read my mind! I just hope it works!

Whammy! Whammy! Whammy! (no Big Bucks, no Big Bucks!)

;-)

2006-09-28 17:52:47
37.   SF Yanks
Hey look! A NO HITTER everyone. Did you hear that? He's throwing a NO HITTER.

I figure one of our jinx has to work.

2006-09-28 17:56:24
38.   randym77
Well, I would pick Wilson or Guiel over Andy Phillips. I'm just not sure Joe will.

Cairo...he's supposedly the best baserunner on the team, so may get in the game as a pinch-runner. Joe's been known to use pinch-runners not just for Giambi, but for Bernie, Matsui and Jorgie.

I wish we had more speed. We've got a ton of bench players right now, and most of them are terrible baserunners. Kevin Thompson is probably the fastest guy on the team, but we don't need another OFer. Plus there's rumors of attitude problems with him, so I'd be very surprised if he made the post-season roster.

2006-09-28 17:56:56
39.   3rd gen yankee fan
SF Yanks, time for ice cream?
2006-09-28 17:58:24
40.   BklynBmr
I've been crazy busy, clients bustin' my chops, the whole nine yards, and trying to meet an insane deadline tonight — but I have to roll in and put a strong jinx on this NO mf'm hitter that my beloved Bombers seem a tad too casual about right now...

Let's go Yan-kees! No-no and shutout end here...

2006-09-28 17:59:07
41.   SF Yanks
39 I just shoved a cookie in my mouth, lets hope that works.
2006-09-28 17:59:22
42.   JeremyM
I'm just getting in- what's this I hear about the Yankees not getting any hits? None? Zilch? Nada?

And if Phillips is going to be on the PS roster, why is he not at third tonight, getting some playing time?

2006-09-28 17:59:38
43.   3rd gen yankee fan
wth is up with this no-hitter???
2006-09-28 18:00:12
44.   SF Yanks
Ahh crud. An error.
2006-09-28 18:00:13
45.   BklynBmr
E-3. Well, that's a start...
2006-09-28 18:00:46
46.   randym77
Still a no-hitter. Ruled it an error.

42 Because Joe doesn't really trust Andy anywhere except 1B.

2006-09-28 18:02:12
47.   AbbyNormal821
Ah, crap!
2006-09-28 18:04:04
48.   AbbyNormal821
And so sayeth Moses unto the people of Baltimore - "there shalt not be a no-hitter at the house of the Lord,...uh, BABE!"...so let it be written, so let it be done!
(hey, when all else fails, bring some "Testament" into it, ay?)
2006-09-28 18:04:52
49.   AbbyNormal821
...and then Moses sayeth...F**CKETH!!!
2006-09-28 18:05:15
50.   BklynBmr
48 I was saving that for the 9th, but hey — why not? ;-)
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2006-09-28 18:05:17
51.   SF Yanks
That's it. I'm bustin out the ice cream next inning. Cookies and cream. And I'm puttin chocolate syrup on the b!itch.
2006-09-28 18:05:59
52.   randym77
Well, Mauer's 0 for 2 so far tonight. So is Cano, but I guess Jeter's gaining ground by not playing.
2006-09-28 18:07:03
53.   3rd gen yankee fan
51 Seriously. I'm getting a little upset here. This is ridiculous.
2006-09-28 18:08:16
54.   Max
I don't know about you guys, but I think this is a serious comeuppance for this team, even with some scrubs playing. All this "world's greatest lineup" talk is blowing too much hot air around the club, and setting mad crazy expectations.

To not even make this guy break a sweat (granted, a very good pitcher, but still), might make them realize that they can't just show up and expect any club, even the O's, to roll over. If this no-hitter actually lasts another couple of innings, it will be serious egg on the face of the club.

2006-09-28 18:09:24
55.   Simone
I just started paying attention to this game. The Yankees need to stop giving ESPN a thrill.
2006-09-28 18:09:35
56.   Shaun P
A NO HITTER? Did I just read that Daniel Cabrera the Wild Thing of Baltimore is pitching a NO HITTER?

I don't believe it!

And a SHUTOUT too? Inconceivable!

You know, if Karim Garcia were still on this team, there's no way Daniel Cabrera would be pitching a NO HITTER.

(53 comments and no mention of Karim - I think that one's dead, but it deserved once last blaze of glory.)

2006-09-28 18:10:25
57.   Shaun P
55 I'm about ready to tell ESPN exactly what it can do to itself.
2006-09-28 18:11:52
58.   3rd gen yankee fan
I heart Karim Garcia.

Max you have a point. Bringing these guys back down to earth will only benefit the team in the long run.

2006-09-28 18:12:49
59.   BklynBmr
Yanks are not only not gonna get no-hit, they are going to win this friggin' ballgame.
2006-09-28 18:14:01
60.   JeremyM
It could be worse, we could be Cardinal fans. They're down 8-0 and about to be up only half a game in the NL Central.
2006-09-28 18:17:06
61.   LI yankee
60 Or Mets fans, because Pedro is done
2006-09-28 18:17:16
62.   3rd gen yankee fan
HERE WE GO, yan-kees, HERE WE GO
2006-09-28 18:18:22
63.   Simone
Take a FREAKING pitch! Is this what they have been doing for the whole game?
2006-09-28 18:19:33
64.   Simone
Damn.
2006-09-28 18:20:18
65.   BklynBmr
Definite E-4. No problem.
2006-09-28 18:20:54
66.   3rd gen yankee fan
C'mon Giambino, just a hit is fine.
2006-09-28 18:21:01
67.   BklynBmr
Upper deck, Jason. Let's do it!
2006-09-28 18:22:21
68.   Shaun P
63 Without having seen a single pitch, that Wild Man Cabrera has only 74 pitches through 6+ innings makes me think - yep.

The Yanks' having only 2 walks is also an indicator of that. He's not even an URP!!!

2006-09-28 18:25:16
69.   JeremyM
This sucks--terrible pitch Giambi K'ed on after a good at-bat.
2006-09-28 18:25:46
70.   Simone
At least, Jason took a few pitches.
2006-09-28 18:26:42
71.   Simone
Maybe the Yankees can win the game while he gets his no hitter.
2006-09-28 18:27:15
72.   BklynBmr
One column out of the way, but I thought the hit would come before the run. Take care of business, Yanks!
2006-09-28 18:27:16
73.   3rd gen yankee fan
I think we need a special delivery from the Melkman.
2006-09-28 18:27:31
74.   JeremyM
What an offensive powerhouse--they don't even need to get hits to score runs!
2006-09-28 18:28:00
75.   randym77
That run is about as unearned as a run can be.

I'll take it, though! :-D

2006-09-28 18:28:10
76.   Simone
I say put in A-Rod and Jeter.
2006-09-28 18:28:52
77.   3rd gen yankee fan
That was nutty.
2006-09-28 18:29:21
78.   rsmith51
So that means it is now an Andy Hawkins no-hitter. I think it has to be a shutout to be an "official" no-hitter.
2006-09-28 18:29:24
79.   SF Yanks
Umm, this is getting embarrassing.
2006-09-28 18:29:33
80.   BklynBmr
76 Just thinkin' that. Home field is on the line, let's give ourselves the best chance possible...
2006-09-28 18:30:02
81.   SF Yanks
76 I say no because if they don't get a hit then it is TRULY embarrassing.
2006-09-28 18:30:03
82.   Shaun P
76 I'll bet they don't miss another game the rest of the season after this one.

Are the Orioles' infielders making these errors on purpose or what?

2006-09-28 18:30:37
83.   JeremyM
78 I'm not sure, I thought Hawkins' effort was disallowed because he only pitched 8 innings. But it could be both.
2006-09-28 18:31:46
84.   rsmith51
83 Maybe you are right. I forgot about that.
2006-09-28 18:33:01
85.   JeremyM
Either way I vote that this one doesn't count either!
2006-09-28 18:34:03
86.   BklynBmr
Know what's p*ssin' me off more than the no-hitter? The glasses. I'm gettin' Halo flashbacks here. I hate that look...
2006-09-28 18:34:18
87.   seamus
i vote that we get a hit.
2006-09-28 18:36:12
88.   rsmith51
Sounds like I am wrong. The Yanks better get a hit then.
2006-09-28 18:36:41
89.   BklynBmr
Body language. Cabrera is about to lose the plot. Trust me.
2006-09-28 18:37:08
90.   rsmith51
If you want to beat the Yankees, put on those funky glasses.
2006-09-28 18:37:57
91.   smingers
Might just be me, but I'm rooting for the no hitter at this point. It would mean a lot more to this kid than the game means to the Yankees.
2006-09-28 18:41:10
92.   randym77
Melky Cabrera? Why not Jeter?
2006-09-28 18:41:19
93.   Simone
This is just sickening.
2006-09-28 18:41:26
94.   rsmith51
I can't remember the last time Melky had a hit.
2006-09-28 18:41:34
95.   BklynBmr
91 Remind me to moiderize you...
2006-09-28 18:41:50
96.   3rd gen yankee fan
MEEEEEEEEELLLLLLLLLLLKYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!
2006-09-28 18:42:38
97.   JeremyM
Pedro is out for the year, just announced on espn.
2006-09-28 18:42:43
98.   Simone
Sickening.
2006-09-28 18:42:50
99.   smingers
I also think I'm rooting for Cabrera because he's had to keep this up while his defense does everything they can to make it harder for him.
2006-09-28 18:42:51
100.   Shaun P
Meanwhile, Minnesota is losing to KC again - why, exactly, are we scared of the Yanks facing the Twins? - the Cards are getting destroyed and the Reds are about to win.

I know in '64 that the Phillies blew the lead, but they still ended up in second place, right? If things go exactly the wrong way the next 4 days, the Cards might be finish in third. Greatest choke ever? I'd say so!

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2006-09-28 18:43:05
101.   BklynBmr
That swing by Melky was worse that Giambi's!!!
2006-09-28 18:43:10
102.   Simone
Pedro done. Mets done. Wow.
2006-09-28 18:43:12
103.   3rd gen yankee fan
ook.
2006-09-28 18:43:14
104.   Bama Yankee
Cy Cabrera gets Ty Cabrera
2006-09-28 18:43:52
105.   LI yankee
Everyone has forgotten that Mr. Cano bats in the 9th

He shall end this

2006-09-28 18:43:58
106.   AbbyNormal821
OK - if this was mentioned, my bad - you think those errors were real errors??? Might be naive to think, but does anyone think they're deliberately calling them errors. I think the one that Roberts should've caught should've been called a hit.
2006-09-28 18:43:58
107.   randym77
94 Ummm....yesterday?

Though I do wonder if his hitting will deteriorate if he's not playing every day. It's not easy to play off the bench, especially for young players.

2006-09-28 18:44:02
108.   JeremyM
Melky looked awful on that at-bat. This guy is pitching pretty well. It's going to happen.
2006-09-28 18:44:35
109.   BklynBmr
104 Nice one...
2006-09-28 18:45:10
110.   Shaun P
97 Exsqueeze me? What do you mean, "out for the year?" As in, not pitching at all this October?

Honestly, I don't see why its such a big deal. Its not like the Mets lost without Pedro, and its not like he pitched all that well when he did pitch. Sure, he's an experienced vet and all that, but he hasn't been PEDRO in about 3 years, maybe longer. The Mets will be fine without him.

2006-09-28 18:45:36
111.   randym77
106 I would have scored them errors. Big leaguers should make those plays.
2006-09-28 18:46:04
112.   smingers
106 I thought they were legit. Put it this way, how outraged would you be if a Yankee had lost his no hitter because the scorer called that a hit?
2006-09-28 18:46:41
113.   Flip Play
I live far away from NY and I curse ESPN for showing this game.

And that just sucked.

2006-09-28 18:46:55
114.   Shaun P
111 You would also expect the official scorer at the Stadium to be biased in favor of the Yanks, if at all - in which case they would have been ruled hits to end the NO HITTER.
2006-09-28 18:48:00
115.   Shaun P
Odds on Yanks resigning Dotel?

I hope they do, actually. By next April, he ought to be back to being good. I hope.

2006-09-28 18:48:03
116.   3rd gen yankee fan
Dotel is going to make sure that he blows any possible chance we have of winning this game.
2006-09-28 18:49:07
117.   JeremyM
110 Pedro is out for the post-season according to espn, guess I should've made it a little clearer.
2006-09-28 18:49:51
118.   alterity
you know what's gonna bug me about the no-no if it happens? the fact that ESPN is going to be all: "The talk about the dominant offense aside, the Yankees were no hit tonight. For all everyone said at the beginning of the year about 100 runs, the offense was absent in the Bronx tonight." they're going to act like it was someone else who made all of those claims, like it was Derek Jeter who's been touting the offense, when in fact it was ESPN and teh rest of teh media who will now gloat over the no hitter like they thought the Yanks sucked all along. sickens me.

that said, cano ends it in the 9th on a screaming double down the right field line.

2006-09-28 18:50:04
119.   Bama Yankee
Don't the official scorers usually want a no hitter to be broken up on a clean hit (to eliminate controversy, I guess)?
2006-09-28 18:50:40
120.   alterity
jeebus. i came to mpost one comment and what the hell happened?
2006-09-28 18:51:36
121.   alterity
does anyone else remember when Peter Gammons said that the Dotel signing was one of the best of the offseason for ANY team?

think he'll be back?

/sarcasm

2006-09-28 18:52:11
122.   BklynBmr
Cabrera will no-hit the Yanks tonight!
2006-09-28 18:52:19
123.   AbbyNormal821
Thanks all for the error info input! I'm still learning!

Honestly, I don't care if they lose tonight, but for f*ck's sake, just get ONE HIT!!!

2006-09-28 18:52:30
124.   LI yankee
At least this can be used to bolster Jeter's MVP credentials

In the lineup yesterday: 16 runs scored
Not in the lineup today: 0 hits

2006-09-28 18:52:37
125.   seamus
here we go... I just want the no hit bid killed so that we can not hear the gloating.
2006-09-28 18:52:37
126.   randym77
At least they can't blame it on A-Rod.

And Mauer is 0 for 3 tonight...

2006-09-28 18:52:45
127.   BklynBmr
122 Reverse jinx. Hell, nothing else worked...
2006-09-28 18:53:01
128.   Bama Yankee
Karim Garcia just called, he said no-no to the no-no and he should know-know since he is the "Latino Bambino"...

56 It'll never die...

2006-09-28 18:53:04
129.   Bama Yankee
Karim Garcia just called, he said no-no to the no-no and he should know-know since he is the "Latino Bambino"...

56 It'll never die...

2006-09-28 18:53:54
130.   rsmith51
ROBBIE, please save the Yankees.
2006-09-28 18:54:09
131.   Marcus
It's the bottom of the ninth and the Yankees haven't gotten a hit yet. Huh.
2006-09-28 18:54:18
132.   AbbyNormal821
YEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEHAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAW!
2006-09-28 18:54:24
133.   Yu-Hsing Chen
This can't be happening...
2006-09-28 18:54:28
134.   rsmith51
Thank you, Cano.
2006-09-28 18:54:30
135.   AbbyNormal821
ROBBIE CANO FOR MAYOR!!!
2006-09-28 18:54:30
136.   Flip Play
YESSSSSSSSSS!
2006-09-28 18:54:32
137.   neilymon
you guys think this is some sort of cruel punishment for my posting of the unnecessarily long link on BB yesterday?

i'm sorry, i'm sorry, i'm sorry! i should have used tinyURL. i get it now.

but do i deserve this??

2006-09-28 18:54:35
138.   Marcus
I hear Carl Everett got tickets to this game.
2006-09-28 18:54:38
139.   Shaun P
121 Like I said above, I really hope the Yanks resign Dotel. Dude can throw gas, and that's exactly the kind of guy you want in a bullpen.

Besides, anything that makes it harder for Tanyon Sturtze to make it back onto this team is a good thing.

2006-09-28 18:54:40
140.   randym77
118 Or a single...
2006-09-28 18:55:07
141.   rsmith51
Now it is time to win the game.
2006-09-28 18:55:14
142.   Simone
LOL! Way to stick to it ESPN Robby! I hereby annoint you "Defender of Yankee Honor."
2006-09-28 18:55:26
143.   Shaun P
CANO FOR PRESIDENT!!!

Is it wrong to have a man-crush on this guy?

2006-09-28 18:55:27
144.   neilymon
137 nm. nm.
2006-09-28 18:55:38
145.   LI yankee
105 Please not all at once
2006-09-28 18:55:45
146.   JeremyM
105 Drinks are on me.
2006-09-28 18:55:48
147.   AbbyNormal821
and...one mofe thing...

F*CK YOU MICHAEL KAY!

2006-09-28 18:55:58
148.   Bama Yankee
Sorry for the double post.

Did I mention that Karim said that it would be Cano-no that broke up the no-no?

2006-09-28 18:55:59
149.   alterity
woohoo!

not a screaming double, but i'll take it; still, getting one hit is nothing to brag about

"That's all we got is one goddman hit?"

"You can't say goddamn on the air. . ."

"Who cares? No one's listening. . ."

2006-09-28 18:56:01
150.   3rd gen yankee fan
Wow what a game.
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2006-09-28 18:56:21
151.   rsmith51
139 I never want to see Sturtze in a Yankee uniform again. At least if Torre is still the manager.
2006-09-28 18:57:10
152.   Shaun P
105 You called it, LI Yankee! Well done.
2006-09-28 18:57:45
153.   JeremyM
148 Karim is LI yankee? Cool.
2006-09-28 18:58:14
154.   AbbyNormal821
149 HYSTERICAL! What a perfect time for a "Major League/Uecker" quote!!!

Wow, now Baltimore has 68 wins! Maybe they can crack the 70 mark before Sunday!

2006-09-28 18:58:24
155.   3rd gen yankee fan
149 Heh! Yep now it's over to listen to the Brewers smack the Cards around...
2006-09-28 18:58:30
156.   LI yankee
152 Jeter would have done the same thing as Cano. They both just have "it".
2006-09-28 18:58:30
157.   RIYank
Whew.
When Robbie fixed everything (well, more or less) I knew I had to check in on the Banter. I see that LI yankee (no relation to yours truly) called it.
2006-09-28 18:59:00
158.   Shaun P
145 I honestly typed 152 before I read 145 - just took a while to load it up.
2006-09-28 18:59:03
159.   Bama Yankee
153 "Who is LI yankee?"
2006-09-28 18:59:05
160.   AbbyNormal821
...'scuse me...69 wins! Woop-dee-do!
2006-09-28 18:59:15
161.   3rd gen yankee fan
105 THANK YOU!
2006-09-28 18:59:46
162.   BklynBmr
145 No props due there, my friend. Robbie was just padding his BA. Seriously, good call ;-)
2006-09-28 19:00:47
163.   Shaun P
Phew. Wait 'til Cliff hears about this one!
2006-09-28 19:03:33
164.   alterity
wow, gamecast is no screwing up and it shows Cabrera picthing for KC against the Twins. He really is superman.
2006-09-28 19:04:59
165.   yankz
OK, the Yanks beat the daylights out of bad pitchers, but nearly get no-freaking-hit by a good one? They will be facing good pitchers in the postseason. I'll just say this is a statistical anomaly and it'll all be ok in the morning.
2006-09-28 19:05:23
166.   BklynBmr
If you have EI, check out the KC-Minny game. 1-0 KC, 1 out, bottom 8...
2006-09-28 19:10:29
167.   RIYank
Twins done in the eighth, but they get the top of the order in the ninth. Mauer will get another shot.
2006-09-28 19:13:39
168.   Bama Yankee
This really is not a good day, Auburn is beating South Carolina over on ESPN (yeah, true Alabama fans always pull against Auburn). South Carolina did not even get to run an offensive play in the entire 3rd quarter...
2006-09-28 19:15:21
169.   randym77
168 What? How can that be? Did they fumble a kickoff or something?
2006-09-28 19:15:35
170.   JeremyM
The Twins must really want to play the Yankees.
2006-09-28 19:16:21
171.   RIYank
Here come the pesky Royals again.
Minnie fans must be pulling their hair out.
2006-09-28 19:20:16
172.   Bama Yankee
169 Auburn recovered an onside kick after an 8 min. drive that resulted in a field goal. Then they had another 8 min. drive that resulted in a TD (at beginning of 4th qt.)
2006-09-28 19:20:39
173.   RIYank
Hm, how good is Juan Rincon, anyway? Maybe just off today. He's thrown twenty pitches without getting an out, just loading the bases.
2006-09-28 19:22:05
174.   seamus
172 woah, their D must be exhausted! Talk about time of possession!
2006-09-28 19:22:36
175.   rsmith51
173 Maybe he ran out of HGH...
2006-09-28 19:22:46
176.   seamus
I see BYU upset TCU!
2006-09-28 19:23:28
177.   randym77
172 An onside kick? In the 3rd quarter? Wow.
2006-09-28 19:24:31
178.   randym77
And Rincon is an escape artist.
2006-09-28 19:24:33
179.   rsmith51
Crap, I was hoping they would put more runs on the board. Of course, I was also hoping that the Twins would win the division.
2006-09-28 19:24:40
180.   RIYank
Incredible, he pitched his way out of it!
Can't predict baseball.
2006-09-28 19:25:09
181.   Bama Yankee
TD South Carolina !!!
2006-09-28 19:25:11
182.   seamus
S. Carolina is threatening to score I see. As an ND fan, I've gotta root for all of these undefeated teams to lose, so go South Carolina!
2006-09-28 19:25:46
183.   RIYank
179 Why were you hoping they'd win the division?
Oh, you'd rather play the Tigers.
2006-09-28 19:25:54
184.   rsmith51
182 A ND fan and a Yankee fan???

Are you a Duke fan, too?

2006-09-28 19:26:46
185.   rsmith51
Just kidding...
2006-09-28 19:26:48
186.   seamus
184 Just an Irish Catholic from Northern New Jersey! Yankees, Nets, Isles &Devils (having been Isles fan before Devils moved there), Giants, and Irish!
2006-09-28 19:27:29
187.   Bama Yankee
182 Here's hoping that SC pulls a ND 4th quarter comeback. BTW, seamus who would have thought a Tide fan and an Irish fan would someday be on a Yankee blog both rooting for the Gamecocks?
2006-09-28 19:27:33
188.   rsmith51
183 Yep. That was my thought.
2006-09-28 19:27:55
189.   seamus
So what does S. Carolina do here? Onside? Seems like if Auburn can sustain 8 minute drives and there is 8 minutes left you've gotta be worried!
2006-09-28 19:28:56
190.   rsmith51
186 I grew up in IL and am a Packer, Yankee, Bull(kind of) fan.
2006-09-28 19:29:05
191.   MVB
Who gets home field advantage in the playoffs if the Yanks and Twins end up with an identical regular season record?
2006-09-28 19:29:58
192.   RIYank
All up to Mauer now.
2006-09-28 19:30:11
193.   seamus
187 funnier things have happened. ND has an easy schedule until they meet USC for their last game so now is the time to shine! I don't like Spurrier though...
2006-09-28 19:30:43
194.   RIYank
191 I think Yanks. Didn't we discuss this? Better intra-division record?
2006-09-28 19:31:30
195.   seamus
They stopped them! Will Auburn go for it?
2006-09-28 19:31:33
196.   RIYank
Joe Freaking Mauer
2006-09-28 19:31:47
197.   randym77
Mauer homers.
2006-09-28 19:32:20
198.   RIYank
(Mauer just homered to tie the game at 1, with two out in the bottom of the ninth.)

Also, KC Freaking Bullpen.

2006-09-28 19:32:50
199.   seamus
Mauer is awesome. He has earned the batting title without a doubt.
2006-09-28 19:33:44
200.   seamus
This football game (college football is my favoritist of all sports) is thrilling and I'm only following it on gamecast!
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2006-09-28 19:34:28
201.   rsmith51
Can you believe the NL central? Cards are getting spanked again.
2006-09-28 19:34:32
202.   RIYank
"Hm, that Cano kid broke up a no-hitter? Can't let that little punk show me up tonight, let's see if I can pull a little something out of my sleeve."
2006-09-28 19:34:42
203.   Bama Yankee
193 I'm with you on the Spurrier thing. I think you guys have a great coach and a great QB, good luck the rest of the way. Never thought I would say that to a ND fan (still hurting from that 1973 Sugar Bowl loss) but since you are a Yankee fan and BB regular I'll let it slide ;-).

I'm out for the night... Go Gamecocks.

2006-09-28 19:36:11
204.   RIYank
201 Pujols deserves to play on a better team. Say, one that doesn't really have an everyday first baseman. Maybe it has a couple of good hitting first basemen, but neither is much at defense and they're aging anyway.
And he'd look good in pinstripes.
2006-09-28 19:37:11
205.   seamus
203 good luck to Bama! Never thought I'd say that!
2006-09-28 19:53:43
206.   Chyll Will
160 whoop-de-DAMN-do...
2006-09-28 19:55:08
207.   yankz
Ben Kabak from Off the Facade is quoted in this USA Today article: http://tinyurl.com/sxccr

That's pretty cool, man.

2006-09-28 19:55:55
208.   yankz
FU Joe Mauer. How sweet it would've been, the SS and the 2B, two homegrown kids, leading the bigs in batting...
2006-09-28 19:57:51
209.   pistolpete
Twins win it in 10 - as of right now, we play the Tigers, correct?
2006-09-28 19:58:05
210.   JeremyM
208 Hey, let him hit if it means the Twins and A's beat each other up in the playoffs while the Yanks get the Tigers.
2006-09-28 20:00:38
211.   JeremyM
No, the Tigers have the tie-breaker.
2006-09-28 22:08:54
212.   Thurman 15
Tigers look like crap..I see the Twins winning the division.
2006-09-29 05:30:36
213.   joejoejoe
Alex - Your website is phenomenal. Those rants are the best. My favorite...

Cub Manager Lee Elia, "The f%cking changes that have happened in the Cub organization are MULTIFOLD. Alright, they don't show because we're 5 and 14. And unfortunately that's the criteria of them dumb 15% m#therf%cking percent who come out to day baseball."

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