Baseball Toaster Bronx Banter
Hit the Bricks Pal and Beat It
2008-09-17 18:42
by Alex Belth
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The Yanks looked like they were sleepwalking through the first portion of the game last night, playing like they had a late movie to catch.  Phil Hughes threw a ton of pitches early and didn't last long but Phil Coke and the Yankee pen held the White Sox scoreless and the Yankee bats rallied, good enough for a 5-1 win.  Alex Rodriguez whiffed in his first two at bats and was booed.  He truly looked awful.  But he walked and scored the tying run on a two-out RBI single by Xavier Nady and later added a solo homer to right, a chip shot, good enough for his 35th of the year and a little bit of history.

Melky Cabrera started for the first time since early August, grounded into a double play and botched a bunt.  At that pernt, the Yanks were still looking lifeless and all I could think about was the following ham-handed machismo spiel. 

(Warning: a torrent of dirty words to follow.)

Oh, have I got your attention now?


2008-09-18 06:21:18
1.   Sliced Bread
Can we split the steak knives with the Blue Jays?
2008-09-18 06:32:49
2.   JL25and3
1 Never mind the protected draft picks. I really don't want to finish behind the BJs.
2008-09-18 06:46:52
3.   Sliced Bread
Word, JL. You'd have to be from the Land of HA! to hope the Yanks don't finish in front of the BeeGees.

No question, Girardi is playing for a better record in a tougher division than Old Joe.

F the steak knives, play for the pride, fellas, and whatever you do, win the last three games of the season in a big big way.

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