Baseball Toaster was unplugged on February 4, 2009.
Exactly one year ago, Emily and I got married together in the Bahamas. After the ceremony, right when I had her on the five yard line, Alex Rodriguez hit a game-winning grand slam at Yankee Stadium. Today, another gorgeous spring affair in New York, we are headed off to a hotel in Manhattan to celebrate our first anniversary, so we'll miss the game, though I'm certain there will be plenty of scoring. I know it's too much to ask Rodriguez to perform those kind of heroics again, but a good, old-fashioned "W" would do just fine.
Let's Go Yan-Kees!
Thought the "scoring" bit was cute :)
I just have this feel that the Yanks are going to blast Bal'mer tonight.
And hello, Team!
Nice running, Johnny!
What the hell kind of 3-0 swing was that?
I'm so frustrated right now.
Has Joe discussed this before or is this a one-time deal type thing?
3-1 to Millar was a big fat 87mph fastball down the pipe.
Millar popped it up.
Come on, Ian, you can do this!
God, thank you, Melkele, thank you!
Jesus, that was close.
You think, just maybe, we might be able to bring him around to score?
Oh, Robby's up.
Why is this guy so bad sometimes?
Ensberg nearly got thrown out trying to go to third.
I screamed at my television set: "NOoooo!"
Thank God he got back.
That's something, right?
It's way too early to go into panic mode re: Hughes and Kennedy.
Did anyone see that?
God help us.
Agree 100% with that.
I really want them to do well too, but I give them an extremely wide berth.
The fucking "offense," however...
And is Posada at 1st a telling of the future? Instead of being a DH in 2010 and 2011, is he our 1st baseman?
Is Alex already exhausted from his April travails that he can't play third?
Oh, thank God, at least Joba's back.
at least ipk got the strikeout.
If Melky doesn't score I'm going to...I'm going to...I'm going to do such things, what they shall be, yet, I know not, but they shall be the terrors of the earth!!
He leaves him in...
That's a lot of pressure.
We shouldn't forget playing in NY has humbled accomplished vets.
These boys have a tough row to hoe.
Sure would have been nice if the offense had spotted the kid a couple of runs.
The difference is that Lester didn't have quite the same level of success that IPK and Phil had in the minors.
I never thought much of Lester as a bonafide ML starter. Nice story, but his minor league numbers don't really stack up.
He's going to have another great year.
As an aside, it's kinda weird to keep seeing Jorge at 1st.
A buck seventy-one.
75 i think you are right oyf - they both seem like they are trying to make the perefct pitch all the time and are overthinking
michael kay is right that they need to be split up or the bullpen will go the way of last years. though the workload is being distributed over more pitches and cashman is making good use of suttling pitchers back and forth
It hit the window.
I can't take it.
Might our boys throw more strikes if they actually had a lead? Might they feel more confident if they knew our offense had their back?
Frankly I'm not near as concerned about our kids as I am JD, Giambi and Cano.
And ftr, I'm not worried about Cano, I'm just pissed at him.
How come he gets to take the first two months off?
His team needs him.
Good luck, clowns.
Cano is at the point of giving away ABs, and Johnny Damon is close to an automatic out. If Girardi continues to lead him off, he is contributing the miserable offense.
Girardi has certainly rode Ohlendorf too long tonight, there's no reason to stretch him out this far in my opinion.
The Orioles - unbelievable.
On the other hand, Ohlendorf is about 2 innings away from being a better starter than Hughes and IPK (both of whom should be spending time in Scranton real soon).
Joba just seems to have that special something, that little spark of difference that allows him to stand out and yet be accepted by the mass of people at such an event. He seems absolutely comfortable and self assured and yet somehow aware and grateful as he soaks up the cheers. I was thinking as he was capering around in the left field corner that I'm really glad he's ours. I think he's going to be a special one.
I'm really glad he's back. Now if we can just get him a game in the 8th with a lead.
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