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(Yahoo)   Orioles lose a one-run, extra-inning game   (sports.yahoo.com) divider line 48
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2012-10-11 11:26:45 AM
zackmorriscellphone.files.wordpress.com
I'M BACK, BABY!!
 
2012-10-11 11:27:10 AM
I hate the Yankees, but I hate ARod more
 
2012-10-11 11:30:40 AM

Lost Thought 00: I hate the Yankees, but I hate ARod more


So last night was draw?
 
2012-10-11 11:30:41 AM

Lost Thought 00: I hate the Yankees, but I hate ARod more


I don't care about baseball that much but I love the butthurt that the Yankees cause. I'm all for them winning just for entertainment value.

Although I want the Tigers to win this year cuz I like that fat dude running around the bases.
 
2012-10-11 11:31:21 AM

Lost Thought 00: I hate the Yankees, but I hate ARod more


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2012-10-11 11:31:53 AM
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2012-10-11 11:32:07 AM
Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.
 
2012-10-11 11:33:22 AM

Gunny Highway: Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.


I'm surprised they haven't been called planets yet.
 
2012-10-11 11:34:32 AM

Gunny Highway: Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.


That he did.

Wonder how much A-Rod's K leash has been shortened.
 
2012-10-11 11:38:27 AM

Gunny Highway: Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.


on putting Ibanez in? I thought that was common sense. Lefty bat for a slumped righty against a righty closer.
 
2012-10-11 11:41:34 AM

thecpt: Gunny Highway: Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.

on putting Ibanez in? I thought that was common sense. Lefty bat for a slumped righty against a righty closer.


Statistically, yes, but common wisdom generally dictates you don't pinch hit for the most expensive athlete without unusual circumstance.
 
2012-10-11 11:43:25 AM

Gunny Highway: Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.


Indeed. I've given him a lot of crap, but that was a very ballsy move. He deserves credit for it
 
2012-10-11 11:43:56 AM

thecpt: Gunny Highway: Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.

on putting Ibanez in? I thought that was common sense. Lefty bat for a slumped righty against a righty closer.


When the guy being pinch hit for a) has a $250 million+ contract, b) is the DH, meaning his only freaking job is to hit and c) is batting 3rd, it does take a lot to pull him regardless of slump. And it sort of raises the question of why he was there in the lineup in the first place, but given what ended up happening I think we can put it aside for now.
 
2012-10-11 11:44:07 AM

The Bestest: thecpt: Gunny Highway: Awesome game last night. Joe showed some serious balls.

on putting Ibanez in? I thought that was common sense. Lefty bat for a slumped righty against a righty closer.

Statistically, yes, but common wisdom generally dictates you don't pinch hit for the most expensive athlete without unusual circumstance.


yea... no one will ever ask "why didn't you pinch hit for A-Rod in the ninth?".
 
2012-10-11 11:50:34 AM

FreakinB: When the guy being pinch hit for a) has a $250 million+ contract, b) is the DH, meaning his only freaking job is to hit and c) is batting 3rd, it does take a lot to pull him regardless of slump. And it sort of raises the question of why he was there in the lineup in the first place, but given what ended up happening I think we can put it aside for now.


I don't know any Yankees fans who like him. Every Yankee fan in my office prefers that anyone but Arod be in that situation. Pay doesn't matter. My gf who is a fan and I were watching it last night and she recognized what was going on and was happy as hell. I give props to Joe for doing the smart move, I think they said that Raul had a homer against Johnson the last time he faced him, but I didn't think anyone thought twice over the move.
 
2012-10-11 11:53:29 AM
The absolute best thing Joe did last night was the press conference afterward. He handled that just as good, if not better, than the pinch hit move.
 
2012-10-11 11:55:16 AM

Hillbilly Jim: The absolute best thing Joe did last night was the press conference afterward. He handled that just as good, if not better, than the pinch hit move.


Yeah, the NY media were trying to bait him into a soap opera storyline of hurt feelings and betrayal and he wasn't having it.

Neither was A-Rod, to his credit.
 
2012-10-11 11:57:59 AM

WTF Indeed: [zackmorriscellphone.files.wordpress.com image 396x248]
I'M BACK, BABY!!


In all fairness, pulling A-Rod was a gut move - no binder in that one.

But have no fear - I expect to see The Binder come out as soon as Phil Hughes digs himself into a hole - money says runners on 2nd and 3rd with no one out in the second inning - later today.
 
2012-10-11 11:58:09 AM

thecpt: FreakinB: When the guy being pinch hit for a) has a $250 million+ contract, b) is the DH, meaning his only freaking job is to hit and c) is batting 3rd, it does take a lot to pull him regardless of slump. And it sort of raises the question of why he was there in the lineup in the first place, but given what ended up happening I think we can put it aside for now.

I don't know any Yankees fans who like him. Every Yankee fan in my office prefers that anyone but Arod be in that situation. Pay doesn't matter. My gf who is a fan and I were watching it last night and she recognized what was going on and was happy as hell. I give props to Joe for doing the smart move, I think they said that Raul had a homer against Johnson the last time he faced him, but I didn't think anyone thought twice over the move.


I like A Rod. He plays a decent third base and is an excellent base runner. Maybe not worth the money, but it isn't my money, although they could lower the ticket and beer prices a bit.
Does Ibanez start tonight against the lefty? DH? Outfield and bench Swisher or Ichiro? Knowing Joe he is probably gonna DH farkin Nunez.
 
2012-10-11 12:02:49 PM

idesofmarch: WTF Indeed: [zackmorriscellphone.files.wordpress.com image 396x248]
I'M BACK, BABY!!

In all fairness, pulling A-Rod was a gut move - no binder in that one.

But have no fear - I expect to see The Binder come out as soon as Phil Hughes digs himself into a hole - money says runners on 2nd and 3rd with no one out in the second inning - later today.


OMG, a playoff baseball team is going to have base runners with no one out! Hughes SUCKS!
 
2012-10-11 12:03:03 PM

Hillbilly Jim: The absolute best thing Joe did last night was the press conference afterward. He handled that just as good, if not better, than the pinch hit move.


This is one of the main reasons why, when people who are mad at Joe call for his head, my response is generally "and replace him with who?".

Manager of the New York Yankees is 10% actual managerial acumen, 30% diva wrangling and 60% press taming. Torre was good at it too, but I actually prefer Girardi's style (with the press).
 
2012-10-11 12:05:18 PM

RoyHobbs22: Hughes SUCKS!


Well, he does. Sometimes he's on and he's great, but he's far too inconsistent to trust in a playoff game.
 
2012-10-11 12:05:35 PM
For me Arod has become Roy Hobbs at the end of The Natural. He's beaten down and can barely make contact and I just want him to hit a home run because it would be spectacular
 
2012-10-11 12:06:06 PM

RoyHobbs22: Knowing Joe he is probably gonna DH farkin Nunez.


Tonight's lineup depends entirely on how Jeter is feeling.
 
2012-10-11 12:07:34 PM

RoyHobbs22: thecpt: FreakinB: When the guy being pinch hit for a) has a $250 million+ contract, b) is the DH, meaning his only freaking job is to hit and c) is batting 3rd, it does take a lot to pull him regardless of slump. And it sort of raises the question of why he was there in the lineup in the first place, but given what ended up happening I think we can put it aside for now.

I don't know any Yankees fans who like him. Every Yankee fan in my office prefers that anyone but Arod be in that situation. Pay doesn't matter. My gf who is a fan and I were watching it last night and she recognized what was going on and was happy as hell. I give props to Joe for doing the smart move, I think they said that Raul had a homer against Johnson the last time he faced him, but I didn't think anyone thought twice over the move.

I like A Rod. He plays a decent third base and is an excellent base runner. Maybe not worth the money, but it isn't my money, although they could lower the ticket and beer prices a bit.
Does Ibanez start tonight against the lefty? DH? Outfield and bench Swisher or Ichiro? Knowing Joe he is probably gonna DH farkin Nunez.


Jeter will probably DH today with Nix at SS. A-Rod or Chavez will play 3B. Chavez sucks donkey balls against lefties (.236/.303/.386 career line vs LHP), so they have to go to A-Rod. The question is: where does he hit?
 
2012-10-11 12:07:37 PM

The Bestest: "and replace him with who?".


The guy in the visitor's dugout later tonight, if it has to come to that.
 
2012-10-11 12:16:03 PM

The Bestest: This is one of the main reasons why, when people who are mad at Joe call for his head, my response is generally "and replace him with who?".


My answer to that is always "Don Mattingly" because I maintain my idealistic and total absurd childhood worship of Donnie Baseball.

Rex_Banner: Jeter will probably DH today with Nix at SS. A-Rod or Chavez will play 3B. Chavez sucks donkey balls against lefties (.236/.303/.386 career line vs LHP), so they have to go to A-Rod. The question is: where does he hit?


That would be my lineup as well, and I think you hit A-Rod 5th, with Cano 3rd and Teixeira (as shiatty as he is) 4th. Ibanez can easily play LF, Ichiro moves to right, and Swisher can sit his worthless ass on the bench where he can smile and whoop it up all he wants without being a massive hole in the lineup.
 
2012-10-11 12:16:39 PM

Rex_Banner: RoyHobbs22: thecpt: FreakinB: When the guy being pinch hit for a) has a $250 million+ contract, b) is the DH, meaning his only freaking job is to hit and c) is batting 3rd, it does take a lot to pull him regardless of slump. And it sort of raises the question of why he was there in the lineup in the first place, but given what ended up happening I think we can put it aside for now.

I don't know any Yankees fans who like him. Every Yankee fan in my office prefers that anyone but Arod be in that situation. Pay doesn't matter. My gf who is a fan and I were watching it last night and she recognized what was going on and was happy as hell. I give props to Joe for doing the smart move, I think they said that Raul had a homer against Johnson the last time he faced him, but I didn't think anyone thought twice over the move.

I like A Rod. He plays a decent third base and is an excellent base runner. Maybe not worth the money, but it isn't my money, although they could lower the ticket and beer prices a bit.
Does Ibanez start tonight against the lefty? DH? Outfield and bench Swisher or Ichiro? Knowing Joe he is probably gonna DH farkin Nunez.

Jeter will probably DH today with Nix at SS. A-Rod or Chavez will play 3B. Chavez sucks donkey balls against lefties (.236/.303/.386 career line vs LHP), so they have to go to A-Rod. The question is: where does he hitbat?


FTFY...
 
2012-10-11 12:28:43 PM

idesofmarch: RoyHobbs22: Hughes SUCKS!

Well, he does. Sometimes he's on and he's great, but he's far too inconsistent to trust in a playoff game.


Would you rather start Phelps?
 
2012-10-11 12:34:50 PM

Yanks_RSJ: My answer to that is always "Don Mattingly" because I maintain my idealistic and total absurd childhood worship of Donnie Baseball.


I think there are some Dodger fans who'd gladly take you up on that.
 
2012-10-11 12:52:10 PM
As a Yankee-hater I was greatly disappointed I had very little time to gloat over A-Rod being pulled for a pinch hitter in the bottom of the 9th of a pivotal playoff game.  I ever see Joe Girardi in Vegas, I'm sticking to him like a bug to a windshield.  And Raul Ibanez, wtf.  I believe he now gets two free blowjobs from the 87-year old daughter of Babe Ruth's favorite whore.
 
2012-10-11 12:53:06 PM

RoyHobbs22: idesofmarch: RoyHobbs22: Hughes SUCKS!

Well, he does. Sometimes he's on and he's great, but he's far too inconsistent to trust in a playoff game.

Would you rather start Phelps?


If the Yankees had lost last night, I'd say CC tonight on short rest, and if the Yankees lost again, Andy Pettitte tomorrow on short rest. I'm okay with Phil Hughes pitching tonight only because it isn't an elimination game. Either way, if Hughes pitches, he better be on a short leash. The Yankees obviously want to win this one so CC would be available for ALCS game 1.
 
2012-10-11 12:56:49 PM

idesofmarch: if Hughes pitches, he better be on a short leash.


I think the interesting thing is that despite extra innings last night, their bullpen has had a light load through 3 games. They can afford to only go 5 really.
 
2012-10-11 01:00:49 PM

idesofmarch: If the Yankees had lost last night, I'd say CC tonight on short rest, and if the Yankees lost again, Andy Pettitte tomorrow on short rest.


That would be series over after CC lost, in that scenario.
 
2012-10-11 01:05:34 PM
Start Roger Clemens, and bring in Hughes for relief.

What? It worked last time.....
 
2012-10-11 01:06:41 PM

lunchinlewis: idesofmarch: If the Yankees had lost last night, I'd say CC tonight on short rest, and if the Yankees lost again, Andy Pettitte tomorrow on short rest.

That would be series over after CC lost, in that scenario.


Yup, my bad.
 
2012-10-11 01:32:30 PM

Yanks_RSJ: Hillbilly Jim: The absolute best thing Joe did last night was the press conference afterward. He handled that just as good, if not better, than the pinch hit move.

Yeah, the NY media were trying to bait him into a soap opera storyline of hurt feelings and betrayal and he wasn't having it.

Neither was A-Rod, to his credit.


All of this; these were the same group of miscreants that were burying A-Rod bet. 2004 and 2009. Then when he did well in the postseason they were trying to be the first in-line to lick the sweat off of his brow.

Farking morons.
 
2012-10-11 01:33:01 PM

idesofmarch: If the Yankees had lost last night, I'd say CC tonight on short rest, and if the Yankees lost again, Andy Pettitte tomorrow on short rest. I'm okay with Phil Hughes pitching tonight only because it isn't an elimination game. Either way, if Hughes pitches, he better be on a short leash. The Yankees obviously want to win this one so CC would be available for ALCS game 1.

the series would be over and all the rest would be academic

FTFY :o)
 
2012-10-11 01:36:16 PM

thecpt: idesofmarch: if Hughes pitches, he better be on a short leash.

I think the interesting thing is that despite extra innings last night, their bullpen has had a light load through 3 games. They can afford to only go 5 really.


This; first sign of trouble Girardi can go to the pen with almost no hesitation.

Same could be said of Showalter.
 
2012-10-11 01:56:31 PM

FreakinB: b) is the DH, meaning his only freaking job is to hit


I felt like this made him the easiest guy to replace with Ibanez.

BTW, Ibanez (2-2) outhit the combination of the entire 2-7 hitters in the Yankees' lineup last night (1-24). But man, A-Rod was terrible!
 
2012-10-11 02:08:59 PM
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2012-10-11 02:19:04 PM

Rwa2play: This; first sign of trouble Girardi can go to the pen with almost no hesitation.

Same could be said of Showalter.


Girardi can go to the pen, but I don't think he needs to be too quick about it. And if it's a long opportunity, it has to be somebody he would not need tomorrow. Yanks just have to win one out of the next two. They can't get put in a spot where they blow through the pen to win today and have nobody to go for Friday. 

Buck on the other hand absolutely must manage to avoid the big inning.
 
2012-10-11 02:58:53 PM

Yanks_RSJ: That would be my lineup as well, and I think you hit A-Rod 5th, with Cano 3rd and Teixeira (as shiatty as he is) 4th. Ibanez can easily play LF, Ichiro moves to right, and Swisher can sit his worthless ass on the bench where he can smile and whoop it up all he wants without being a massive hole in the lineup.


I'd move ichiro to CF and sit Kurtis down before I sat Swisher down. Granderson looks absolutely lost up there and there's a lefty in the hill tonight. I'd be surprised if he even managed to foul a ball off
 
2012-10-11 03:23:27 PM
Girardi's Dad just died.
 
2012-10-11 04:43:02 PM

H31N0US: Girardi's Dad just died.


He died Saturday and TBS botched the story.

"More details to follow". No TBS, you lose the right to comment further.
 
2012-10-11 05:15:21 PM

Gunny Highway: H31N0US: Girardi's Dad just died.

He died Saturday and TBS botched the story.

"More details to follow". No TBS, you lose the right to comment further.


Ah.
 
2012-10-11 06:04:25 PM
Unfortunately, the Orioles also lost their first game in this one where they led in the seventh inning. Horrible way for things to go, but the series isn't over. And even if the Yankees take them out (loathe as I am to think of that possibility), I can't say I'd be disappointed by this season. They gave me more to cheer about this year than the last 14 combined.
 
2012-10-11 09:29:27 PM
You have to give some props to ARod for handling it like a professional. If that was Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin sat him, Jackson would have acted like well Jackson. Going to the press and whining. ARod acted like a team player and I as a HUGE YANKEES fan appreciate it.
 
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