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2011-06-09 05:56:43 PM
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2011-06-09 06:41:04 PM
Something was wrong since he went from throwing 100 mph with control to 93 without. I guess he's free to hit the meth again.
 
2011-06-09 08:53:55 PM
how the hell was this green-lit?
 
2011-06-09 09:28:02 PM

expobill: how the hell was this green-lit?


Simple.
I submitted something else about it.

I'm not usually fatalistic, but I'm close to saying turn out the lights ont he Yankees' chances this year. With the signings of Feliciano and Soriano to suppliment Joba and Mo, the Yankees were supposed to have THE bullpen to end all bullpens. Now we have Wheel of Starters, while we hope they can maintain a lead (tough chore with Mr. "Infield Grounders are hits.. sometimes!" leading off) long enough to get to Mo, who certainly isn't getting any younger. Not that it matters, since the Yankees are playing for a wild card spot at best, given their complete incapacity to beat the Red Sox this year (1-7 against them thus far, with 5 of those games coming at home, all losses). Hell, if not for the Orioles both occupying the spot and graciously spotting the Yankees 6 of their wins, we'd be looking at them in the division basement.

/yes, I mad
 
2011-06-09 09:49:18 PM
Some ball players chew tobacco, Joba chews bacon.
 
2011-06-09 09:52:26 PM
Just saw that first pitch is supposed to be at 10:30, or around when the 7th inning stretch usually is in a Sox-Yanks game....

\They're playing this tonight, why?
 
2011-06-09 09:54:52 PM

The Bestest: I'm not usually fatalistic, but I'm close to saying turn out the lights ont he Yankees' chances this year. With the signings of Feliciano and Soriano to suppliment Joba and Mo, the Yankees were supposed to have THE bullpen to end all bullpens. Now we have Wheel of Starters, while we hope they can maintain a lead (tough chore with Mr. "Infield Grounders are hits.. sometimes!" leading off) long enough to get to Mo, who certainly isn't getting any younger. Not that it matters, since the Yankees are playing for a wild card spot at best, given their complete incapacity to beat the Red Sox this year (1-7 against them thus far, with 5 of those games coming at home, all losses). Hell, if not for the Orioles both occupying the spot and graciously spotting the Yankees 6 of their wins, we'd be looking at them in the division basement.


The day Lee signed with Philly was the day I knew they'd be a wild card at best. They should use the rest of this year to bring up some pitchers and get them some experience.
 
2011-06-09 09:55:41 PM
This was supposed to be a good bullpen. Instead, Joba is hurt, Soriano is hurt (and sucks), and Boone Logan is terrible. Great. Just great.

And tonight is a 10:30 start time. That means that the game will be wrapping up when I wake up in the morning
 
2011-06-09 09:56:10 PM
Joba hurt his eating elbow, so maybe he'll lose some weight, get down to 350 or so.
 
2011-06-09 10:19:48 PM

expobill: how the hell was this green-lit?


Well, the Yankees are like the Cowboys. Everyone loves them or hates them.

A slightly witty headline, Star Wars reference, and voilà.

Greenlight.

Broktun | Second greenlight in two weeks.
 
2011-06-09 10:37:12 PM

FriarReb98: \They're playing this tonight, why?


guess is as good as mine..
this won't be over til 2
 
2011-06-09 10:39:07 PM

Broktun: expobill: how the hell was this green-lit?

Well, the Yankees are like the Cowboys. Everyone loves them or hates them.

A slightly witty headline, Star Wars reference, and voilà.

Greenlight.

Broktun | Second greenlight in two weeks.


Well, when the Second Most Overrated Player in Baseball* is out for the season, that's newsish

*per players poll linked a couple of weeks ago
 
2011-06-09 10:40:33 PM
..and oh look, Cervelli E2 on a throw to second. That hasn't happened since.. it happened twice yesterday.
 
2011-06-09 10:45:15 PM

The Bestest: ..and oh look, Cervelli E2 on a throw to second. That hasn't happened since.. it happened twice yesterday.


I clicked on the stream just as it happened, thought they were showing yesterdays highlights.


Somebody kick Martin in the back
 
2011-06-09 10:53:59 PM
jeez, nice replies for the comment, none on the pic?
 
2011-06-09 11:09:49 PM

hbk72777: The day Lee signed with Philly was the day I knew they'd be a wild card at best.


Which has little to nothing to do with the awful bullpen and injuries there.

But if you feel better saying that, go right ahead.
 
2011-06-09 11:17:46 PM

expobill: jeez, nice replies for the comment, none on the pic?


I find people don't reply if you don't leave any text in the comment for them to reply to. It's a lot of effort to copy and paste your name and make it bold and such. Therefore, it is easier to reply to the butthurt.
 
2011-06-09 11:19:54 PM

LessO2: hbk72777: The day Lee signed with Philly was the day I knew they'd be a wild card at best.

Which has little to nothing to do with the awful bullpen and injuries there.

But if you feel better saying that, go right ahead.


Well, it does actually in a way.

When the Yankees failed to land Lee Or Crawford, ownership panicked and signed Soriano (despite Cashman's protests). Now, Cashman isn't completely blameless, since he's the one that signed Feliciano, but now we're faced with Joba being out for the year, Feliciano more than likely not going to throw -A- major league pitch this year, and Soriano on indefinite DL.
 
2011-06-10 12:27:55 AM
Well, I like Robertson and I like Pendleton. Pendleton-Robertson-Mariano is not what I expected, but hey.
 
2011-06-10 12:31:27 AM

robsul82: Well, I like Robertson and I like Pendleton. Pendleton-Robertson-Mariano is not what I expected, but hey.


You forgot Lefty Specialist Boone Logan.. and Luis Ayala
 
2011-06-10 12:32:48 AM

The Bestest: You forgot Lefty Specialist Boone Logan.. and Luis Ayala


Oh, fark those two. Especially Boone Logan, good grief.
 
2011-06-10 12:54:21 AM
yanno.. if this game had remained within the confines of Thursday, the Yankees might've won

/utter farking incapable of beating the Red Sox this year
//last year, the Red Sox won the first 8 straight and finished the season series tied 9-9, so.. I guess the Yankees starting this one 1-8 is progress!
 
2011-06-10 01:03:41 AM

LessO2: But if you feel better saying that, go right ahead.


They would've had a shaky staff WITH him, and an awful staff without him. How long do you think Colon and Garcia will keep up the charade? They've been lucky so far, so far, but if you think they were making a run with this team, you're crazy. Complaining about the bullpen is like complaing about a missing hubcap on your beat up 1983 honda. This team is not going anywhere, Boston has beaten the shiat out of them every game, and if you haven't noticed it happens in the first few innings, bullpen isn't an issue here. Burnett is a spaz, you never know what you'll get, and he's our #2.

Sure, they'll slug out a bunch of wins vs shiatty teams, but this is the weakest team since the early 90's. I'd take Scott Sanderson over most of our starters.
 
2011-06-10 07:01:31 AM

FriarReb98: Just saw that first pitch is supposed to be at 10:30, or around when the 7th inning stretch usually is in a Sox-Yanks game....

\They're playing this tonight, why?


They're trying to get Jeter's 3000th hit to happen in the Bronx.
 
2011-06-10 09:11:18 AM
good, he sux ass anyway. With the exception of CC, are the Yankees planning on getting any real pitchers this year? WTF?
 
2011-06-10 09:33:06 AM

FriarReb98: Just saw that first pitch is supposed to be at 10:30, or around when the 7th inning stretch usually is in a Sox-Yanks game....

\They're playing this tonight, why?


I believe this is according to Jeremy Remy.. (skip to the bottom for the short answer)

Baseball players are nocturnal by the nature of the sport. Most games don't start until 7-8pm...and end sometime between 10-11....then shower, change, interviews, and players meetings before they leave the park can take an hour or more...then they either drive to a hotel or their their home getting in well after midnight or to some airport to get on a plane and fly somewhere (often not getting into the next city until 3 or 4am (maybe later)....then drive to the hotel, check in....

The result....most players sleep until noon or later... make their way to the park, meander around, fielding, batting practice, some food, see the trainer, play the game....and it starts all over again..

get into that cycle for a few months, years and that becomes your routine...even when you're not playing you stay up until 2-3am just becuase you can't fall asleep at 10pm...

So the answer is that they will be awake anyway, they'd rather play it tonight than a double header tomorrow or on some off day later in the year...it's only a small disruption to game day routines, but they don't loose any sleep waiting until 10pm.
 
2011-06-10 10:02:50 AM
But will this affect Joba's Hall of Fame certainty?
 
2011-06-10 10:09:21 AM

mrtoadswildride: I believe this is according to Jeremy Remy


Okay, I give. Mom grew up with his family and even she doesn't know who the fark Jeremy Remy is.....

\she does know a Gerald Remy though
\\she took dance lessons with him at his aunt & uncle's dance school
 
2011-06-10 10:36:48 AM

mrtoadswildride: So the answer is that they will be awake anyway, they'd rather play it tonight than a double header tomorrow or on some off day later in the year...it's only a small disruption to game day routines, but they don't loose any sleep waiting until 10pm.


Well, the doubleheader factor is part of it since the Yanks already have at least two games to make up from the rainy April/May schedule.

Still, the real reason is that Jeter's got an outside chance at getting his 3000th hit at home, and giving up a game reduces the odds greatly considering he can barely get the ball out of the infield anyway. They go on the road for a week after the homestand ends, so if he doesn't get his 10 hits in the next 7 games, it's likely it won't happen at Yankee Stadium.

The good news for people who were at the game last night is the Yankees are giving them free tickets to another game this year.
 
2011-06-10 10:58:18 AM

adp1215: good, he sux ass anyway.


Joba was FAR from the worst arm in the bullpen.


With the exception of CC, are the Yankees planning on getting any real pitchers this year? WTF?

..because they can totally just stop by the nearest 7-Eleven and pick up a few pitchers and a couple of Slim Jims.
 
2011-06-10 12:05:40 PM

FriarReb98: mrtoadswildride: I believe this is according to Jeremy Remy

Okay, I give. Mom grew up with his family and even she doesn't know who the fark Jeremy Remy is.....

\she does know a Gerald Remy though
\\she took dance lessons with him at his aunt & uncle's dance school


Goes to show how well she knows him....his closest friend call him Jeremy :P (yeah I went with an emoticon....)

/ I really wish I could explain why I put Jeremy...I honestly remember typing Jerry
 
2011-06-10 05:03:50 PM
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//you guys can use picture anytime ye wants
 
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