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Can I Kick it?
2008-09-07 10:42
by Alex Belth
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Yes, You Can.

Moose goes for his 18th win today in Seattle.

Let's Go Yanks.

And just cause, here's a shot of my favorite sneakers of all-time.  They came out in the early Nineties.  Nike re-issued them a few years ago, but the second version are more rugged, more of a sturdy, hiking shoe.  I prefer the original.


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2008-09-07 10:54:38
1.   unmoderated
Puma Clydes.

Converse also made a Dr. J model of low-top All Stars I always thought was rad.

2008-09-07 10:55:23
2.   Mattpat11
Wow. Those certainly are purple.


2008-09-07 10:55:53
3.   unmoderated
Puma Clydes.

Converse also made a Dr. J model of low-top All Stars I always thought was rad.

2008-09-07 11:11:12
4.   ms october
yes, moose can!!
i instruct you to be the obeyer
a rhythm recipe that you'll savor
doesn't matter if you're minor or major
yes, the tribe of the game, rhythm player
as you inhale like a breath of fresh air

petey is so anxious for matsui to play 1b he has him listed there today - though so is giambi.

2008-09-07 11:16:49
5.   Cliff Corcoran
Dude, Alex, I sure hope those kicks are comfy, because they're ugly as sin. I'm no fashion plate, but one thing I know is that purple + black = wack (sorry Rockies).

I'll go with unmoderated and lace up some low-top Chucks or Pumas.

2008-09-07 11:52:33
6.   thelarmis
my favorite pair of kicks were from the early 90's. i'm pretty sure they were Reebok, but they looked like a Timberland boot. it was kinda like a hiking sneaker, or something. mostly tan, w/ some forest green in there. i can't find 'em anywhere online. those things were amazing! i might have kept the pair. if so, they're at my parents' house in NY and i'll be visiting early October - i'll have to check and see if they're there. i'd be psyched if they were re-issued, but i doubt they'll ever be.

the more recent adidas jerez 3 (goodyear) suede sneaker are great for drumming. i have a pair, but it's nearly impossible to find a 2nd backup pair...

growing up in NY, i always called them "sneakers" - outside of NY, most people seem to call them "shoes." i've noticed similar terms for jacket (NY)/coat and garbage (NY)/trash. anyone else notice that?

i still say: sneakers, jacket, garbage...

2008-09-07 11:57:28
7.   Mattpat11
5 "ugly as sin" may be giving them too much credit.
2008-09-07 12:01:32
8.   Mattpat11
I was just looking at the sidebar. Why are the Yankee picthers against Tampa TBAs?
2008-09-07 12:19:43
9.   JL25and3
I'm with Cliff and unmoderated - Converse or Clydes.

Although, of all of them, P.F. Flyers were the only ones that could make you run faster, jump higher.

2008-09-07 12:30:37
10.   thelarmis
per pete abe update:

Seattle starter Carlos Silva (bad back) was scratched and replaced by LHP Ryan Feierabend. He is 0-2 with a 6.53 ERA in four starts. Feierabend has never faced any of the Yankees.

2008-09-07 12:32:47
11.   Just fair
6 I went to school in Pittsburgh and everyone used to say "tennis shoes" even if they didn't know a damn thing about tennis. I also had a friend who was a Marine. He used to call them "go fasters." I always got a kick out of that. As for the above pic, I gotta pass. Yikes.
2008-09-07 12:33:54
12.   Mattpat11
No Silva. Damn,
2008-09-07 12:43:00
13.   thelarmis
11 i started hearing all these alternate names when i went to college at Penn State. my roommate was from pittsburgh and always called soda "pop," which, of course, being from NY, is what i call my dad!

i toured in england and they call all sneakers "trainers." i'd say "go fasters" wins! : )

12 i, too, was looking forward to facing silva. still, GO MOOSE!!!

2008-09-07 12:49:08
14.   Mattpat11
I hope this guy isn't an unfamiliar rookie pitcher
2008-09-07 12:51:39
15.   3rd gen yankee fan
Dear Moose,

Please manage to keep us at least a half game ahead of the Jays.


The Committee Concerned for Mattpat11's Sanity

2008-09-07 12:55:51
16.   Mattpat11
15 Thank you.
2008-09-07 13:04:06
17.   thelarmis
14 not quite a rookie, but close. he's not very good though...
2008-09-07 13:11:56
18.   Mattpat11
Look behind you Babe...
2008-09-07 13:12:00
19.   Just fair
Chris Young is pefect through 7 for the Padres against he Brewers.
Atta boy, Jeter. Look out Babe. : )
2008-09-07 13:12:18
20.   ms october
ooh nice - good to see derek can still turn on one
2008-09-07 13:13:28
21.   Mattpat11
19 That's why I have extra innings
2008-09-07 13:15:36
22.   Mattpat11
I turn the Padre game on and Gabe Kapler IMMEDIATELY hits a homerun.
2008-09-07 13:15:42
23.   Just fair
21 Because you're a closet Padres fan or a closet Brewers fan? Or both? : )
2008-09-07 13:16:23
24.   thelarmis
el capitan!
2008-09-07 13:17:18
25.   thelarmis
23 i used to be a closet padres fan. there, i admitted it. happy now?! ; )
2008-09-07 13:21:32
26.   Mattpat11
"legendary gold glover?"
2008-09-07 13:30:07
27.   nick
those shoes are so ugly they make your mamma look good!
2008-09-07 13:31:02
28.   Mattpat11
Four or five more of these, please.
2008-09-07 13:31:11
29.   rbj
Oooh, is it going to be Home Run Derby day for the Yankees?
2008-09-07 13:32:08
30.   cult of basebaal
cranking craig wilson!!!
2008-09-07 13:32:11
31.   OldYanksFan
Anyone else getting the Seattle feed on MLB.TV? Who is that scratchy voiced maniac? One guy has a sweet voice and one guy sounds like grandpa after 60 years of cigarettes from the midwest.
2008-09-07 13:33:51
32.   cult of basebaal
31 he's awesome! i'd listen to him read a phone book!!!
2008-09-07 13:35:22
33.   ms october
31 he is creeping me out! - who the hell is that?
2008-09-07 13:36:13
34.   OldYanksFan
32 Who? Mr. Sweet or Mr. Lucky Strike?
2008-09-07 13:37:23
35.   Mattpat11
Ech. That was a run.
2008-09-07 13:37:54
36.   williamnyy23
31 I am in NY, so I have YES, but it's likely dave niehaus, who was just inducted in the Hall's broadcaster wing. I also enjoy listening to him.
2008-09-07 13:39:04
37.   cult of basebaal
34 mr. i'll-have-another-jim-beam-with-a-cup-of-gravel, please!
2008-09-07 13:39:23
38.   williamnyy23
Manny is making his mark on yet another game. Would it be tampering to sign him for next year right now?
2008-09-07 13:39:36
39.   Mattpat11
Moose can pass Mel today too, IIRC
2008-09-07 13:40:10
40.   OldYanksFan
Have you ever noticed that many Yankees run funny? It's not just that they are slow... but almost handicapped.

Cano glides in the field, but runs like he can't get it into 4th gear.
Melky runs like he has a load in his pants.
Matsui is Mr. Roboto.
Molina looks like he's on the verge of a heart attack.
Nady runs like he's wearing clown shoes.
Giambi runs like he has a rash on his inner thighs.

These guys just don't run like athletes.

2008-09-07 13:41:18
41.   cult of basebaal
37 for some reason he reminds me of patton oswalt imitating robert evans ...
2008-09-07 13:42:07
42.   Mattpat11
39 Moose needs five Ks to tie Mel. Maybe not today, but soon enough.
2008-09-07 13:42:59
43.   Mattpat11
43 Four
2008-09-07 13:43:29
44.   ms october
40 yes, good point. - why the yanks can't get a track coach during spring training is beyond me. almost all of them barely pick their feet off the ground.
2008-09-07 13:45:05
45.   Mattpat11
2008-09-07 13:45:27
46.   ms october
36 thanks william - it is dave niehaus.
here's an article on him with links to some audio - the ichiro throw one is good fun.
2008-09-07 13:48:11
47.   ny2ca2dc
I really wish Kennedy (and maybe also Hughes) were up to watch, and (hopefully) really absorb what Moose is doing. It's remarkable, and so awesome.

I say he gets his 20 - win today, then two more in four chances. Hell ya.

2008-09-07 13:49:27
48.   Mattpat11
47 He owns the Rays this year too. It could be needing one win in three tries.

Knock in wood.

2008-09-07 13:49:56
49.   Mattpat11
Come on Jetes
2008-09-07 13:50:27
50.   Mattpat11
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2008-09-07 13:50:39
51.   rbj
Congrats to Derek!
2008-09-07 13:57:01
52.   Mattpat11
By the end of next year, Derek Jeter can be the all time Yankee hit king. Absolutely amazing.

He needs 198 to pass The Iron Horse.

2008-09-07 13:59:25
53.   Mattpat11
2008-09-07 14:01:23
54.   Mattpat11
52 That should be 204
2008-09-07 14:04:52
55.   Mattpat11
Damnit. I saw that one coming.
2008-09-07 14:17:01
56.   Mattpat11
I guess the Yankees have decided they they're just going to stop hitting a bad pitcher, as they are wont to do.
2008-09-07 14:20:31
57.   Mattpat11
And Moose has decided to start sucking.

So much for 20.

2008-09-07 14:21:09
58.   thelarmis
fuck and shit.
2008-09-07 14:33:33
59.   rbj
So what is that thing around Alex's neck, a flea collar?

Totally unclutch, taking a walk there.

2008-09-07 14:34:38
60.   Mattpat11
This team is a fucking disgrace. It really is.
2008-09-07 14:39:53
61.   Mattpat11
Yankees invent yet another way to lose. Its really, really gotten old.
2008-09-07 14:44:27
62.   rbj
When did we cross over to the incompetent parallel universe?
2008-09-07 14:45:21
63.   Mattpat11
Wait a minute. A Runner on third and the baserunner gets a HIT? The batter didn't swing at a 55 foot bouncer? The baserunners didn't wander off the bases? Clearly the Mariners don't know baseball as good as the Yankees.
2008-09-07 14:47:59
64.   Mattpat11
63 Batter gets a hit. Sorry, I'm annoyed.
2008-09-07 14:49:08
65.   Mattpat11
I wonder if the Yankees know that this pitcher sucks. Clearly if they do they don't care.
2008-09-07 14:50:37
66.   Mattpat11
Yankees go down without a fight yet again.
2008-09-07 15:29:28
67.   Cliff Corcoran
8 The pitchers on the sidebar are TBAs because I expect/hope Girardi will shuffle the rotation a bit following the off-day to give Moose an extra start while keep Pettitte lined up to pitch the Stadium finale, but he hasn't announced he's going to do so.
2008-09-07 15:42:46
68.   rbj
2008-09-07 15:43:34
69.   nick
Moose now needs to win three starts in a row against tough teams....the season's last faint dregs of interest are about to drip through the sieve of suck....
2008-09-07 15:43:41
70.   cult of basebaal
well, at least the universe that phil hughes is in is okay ... 8ips 11ks against pawtucket
2008-09-07 15:51:49
71.   cult of basebaal
"we played today, we got 1 loss closer to a protected draft pick today"
2008-09-07 16:16:08
72.   OldYanksFan
And we are in 4th place, as Toronto sweeps the Rays.

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