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(Hardball Talk)   Without any resistance, the Yankees complete their march through Atlanta   (hardballtalk.nbcsports.com) divider line
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2015-08-31 10:25:05 AM  
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Impressed.
 
2015-08-31 11:29:32 AM  
You know your had a bad day when they let Stephen Drew go 4-4.
 
2015-08-31 11:30:07 AM  
Can I upvote this headline a few more times? Serious HOTY material right there.
 
2015-08-31 11:39:40 AM  
And only one death.

/aisle seat please
 
2015-08-31 11:46:32 AM  
Doesn't matter what the Yankees do. The Blue Jays are annihilating everybody in their path without even breaking a sweat, leaving behind only mass graves for broken, bleeding dreams and crushed souls. Other teams are like vaguely annoying small insects.

And they're coming for you, Yanks.
 
2015-08-31 11:48:09 AM  
Bravo, subby.

Also would have accepted, "Yanks head back to New England after making no headway against Canadians. This is not a repeat from 1814."
 
2015-08-31 12:11:17 PM  
Unfortunately ARod could not be charged Involuntary Manslaughter for the death of the guy who fell from the balcony while yelling at ARod.
 
2015-08-31 12:13:02 PM  
Just curious if they let people sit in the death seats, upper or lower, the next game.
 
2015-08-31 12:17:16 PM  
Normally scoring 11 runs over a 3 game series can be considered a successful weekend. Not so much when your opponent scores 38.
 
2015-08-31 12:22:28 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Doesn't matter what the Yankees do. The Blue Jays are annihilating everybody in their path without even breaking a sweat, leaving behind only mass graves for broken, bleeding dreams and crushed souls. Other teams are like vaguely annoying small insects.

And they're coming for you, Yanks.


They already have, dumbass. They took the division a week ago - now they're trying to hold onto it. They've been playing fantastically the last few weeks, but few would expect them to keep up such a pace for the whole rest of the season. Teams playing like this tend to run out of gas eventually.
 
2015-08-31 12:23:03 PM  
I saw the score to yesterday's game was NY: 20, ATL 6 and thought that the football season had already started.
 
2015-08-31 12:23:12 PM  

ProfessorTerguson: Just curious if they let people sit in the death seats, upper or lower, the next game.


Well, the guy had season tickets, so it was his seat anyway.

..though I guess it's available now.
 
2015-08-31 12:24:51 PM  

idesofmarch: They've been playing fantastically the last few weeks, but few would expect them to keep up such a pace for the whole rest of the season. Teams playing like this tend to run out of gas eventually.


I dunno.. right now I'd consider the Jays to be the best team in baseball. The Tigers certainly did us no favors over the weekend, either.
 
2015-08-31 12:27:29 PM  
..also, as bad as the Braves are (was at the game Friday), I just now looked at the standings and am stunned that the Marlins and Phillies are somehow -worse-.
 
2015-08-31 12:31:35 PM  
I had to watch the Atlanta feed of some of yesterday's game, just to see how bad the announcers were doing - and got this exchange after the Atlanta pitcher walked the bases loaded for about the 20th time in the series:

Chip Carey: Ball four....and the bases are loaded....*sigh*...AGAIN

Joe Simpson: Iwant to get loaded
 
2015-08-31 12:32:35 PM  

The Bestest: ..also, as bad as the Braves are (was at the game Friday), I just now looked at the standings and am stunned that the Marlins and Phillies are somehow -worse-.


The NL as a whole sucks pretty bad.....
 
2015-08-31 12:39:41 PM  

skinink: Unfortunately ARod could not be charged Involuntary Manslaughter for the death of the guy who fell from the balcony while yelling at ARod.


Darwin at it's finest.
 
2015-08-31 12:43:32 PM  
Too soon, subby.
 
2015-08-31 12:53:31 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Doesn't matter what the Yankees do. The Blue Jays are annihilating everybody in their path without even breaking a sweat, leaving behind only mass graves for broken, bleeding dreams and crushed souls. Other teams are like vaguely annoying small insects.

And they're coming for you, Yanks.


you sound stable.
 
2015-08-31 1:05:24 PM  

Mambo Bananapatch: Doesn't matter what the Yankees do. The Blue Jays are annihilating everybody in their path without even breaking a sweat, leaving behind only mass graves for broken, bleeding dreams and crushed souls. Other teams are like vaguely annoying small insects.

And they're coming for you, Yanks.


If I were you, I'd worry about facing the Astros in the playoffs.

/I sure would
 
2015-08-31 1:09:33 PM  

zeppo: The Bestest: ..also, as bad as the Braves are (was at the game Friday), I just now looked at the standings and am stunned that the Marlins and Phillies are somehow -worse-.

The NL as a whole sucks pretty bad.....


3 of 4 top records are in the NL. All are in one of the central divisions. Cubs still have a half game, in the loss column, on the blue jays.
 
2015-08-31 1:23:53 PM  

The Bestest: idesofmarch: They've been playing fantastically the last few weeks, but few would expect them to keep up such a pace for the whole rest of the season. Teams playing like this tend to run out of gas eventually.

I dunno.. right now I'd consider the Jays to be the best team in baseball. The Tigers certainly did us no favors over the weekend, either.


There's no question they're one of the top teams - but if they stay this hot for the rest of the season they're going to set some pretty ridiculous records. I just think a little cooling off is inevitable.

And I'd agree, Detroit didn't help - but really nobody has. I don't think Toronto has lost a series since the Yankees retaliated against them for 2/3 the last time they met a couple weeks ago.
 
2015-08-31 1:36:58 PM  
But it was much cleaner than Sherman's march -- only one major casualty.
 
2015-08-31 1:40:18 PM  

zeppo: The Bestest: ..also, as bad as the Braves are (was at the game Friday), I just now looked at the standings and am stunned that the Marlins and Phillies are somehow -worse-.

The NL East as a whole sucks pretty bad.....


FTFY
 
2015-08-31 1:49:42 PM  

Bob Falfa: Can I upvote this headline a few more times? Serious HOTY material right there.


As opposed to the other times it was greenlit this week? Not that hard when a team is in rebuild mode.

Also the joke is that he didnt burn shiat except warehouses when he came through, atlanta was nothing more than a glorified train dept then and savannah was the only real city in the state.
 
2015-08-31 2:00:42 PM  

skinink: Unfortunately ARod could not be charged Involuntary Manslaughter for the death of the guy who fell from the balcony while yelling at ARod.


The world is full of stupid ways to die, but it's pretty hard to beat falling off a balcony trying to boo a baseball player, as though yelling from three feet closer will sure show him.
 
2015-08-31 2:02:57 PM  

steamingpile: Also the joke is that he didnt burn shiat except warehouses when he came through, atlanta was nothing more than a glorified train dept then and savannah was the only real city in the state.


Atlanta wasn't even the state capital at the time, Milledgeville was (which was also captured en route to Savannah).
Atlanta was taken to disrupt the South's rail network, and most of the fires were actually started by retreating Confederates.

Savannah was the real prize, was taken in a bloodless siege, and if not for its capture, Congress may have forced Lincoln to cede the war.

Atlanta, however, makes for a flashier legend.
 
2015-08-31 2:04:29 PM  

KingKauff: I saw the score to yesterday's game was NY: 20, ATL 6 and thought that the football season had already started.


The six for the falcons seems right but which NY team is going to score 20?
 
2015-08-31 2:06:39 PM  
The Braves are terrible this year. The pitching...oh the pitching. Worst bullpen in baseball. Not like their starters are getting it done, either...Julio Tehran is the "ace" and he's sporting a 4.62 ERA.
 
2015-08-31 2:07:19 PM  

Hoopy Frood: skinink: Unfortunately ARod could not be charged Involuntary Manslaughter for the death of the guy who fell from the balcony while yelling at ARod.

The world is full of stupid ways to die, but it's pretty hard to beat falling off a balcony trying to boo a baseball player, as though yelling from three feet closer will sure show him.


It's worse than that. The guy was standing in his chair in the second row, lost his balance and tumbled forward over the first row and railing.
 
2015-08-31 2:08:07 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Worst bullpen in baseball.


Jonny Gomes has an ERA of 18.00.
 
GTP
2015-08-31 2:11:59 PM  
That's ok, we still have 3 games with the Blue Jays, so we'll get our revenge on the Yankees by losing to Toronto as well.
 
2015-08-31 2:17:35 PM  

idesofmarch: The Bestest: idesofmarch: They've been playing fantastically the last few weeks, but few would expect them to keep up such a pace for the whole rest of the season. Teams playing like this tend to run out of gas eventually.

I dunno.. right now I'd consider the Jays to be the best team in baseball. The Tigers certainly did us no favors over the weekend, either.

There's no question they're one of the top teams - but if they stay this hot for the rest of the season they're going to set some pretty ridiculous records. I just think a little cooling off is inevitable.

And I'd agree, Detroit didn't help - but really nobody has. I don't think Toronto has lost a series since the Yankees retaliated against them for 2/3 the last time they met a couple weeks ago.


I agree Toronto's a top team but they've lost 5 games in August.  That's a tough win % to keep up.
August loses 1 to KC, 2 to NYA, 1 Tex, and 1 to Phi.
 
2015-08-31 2:19:46 PM  

GTP: That's ok, we still have 3 games with the Blue Jays, so we'll get our revenge on the Yankees by losing to Toronto as well.


Can you really blame the Yankees though? Well, OK, you can, but I'm thinking this had more to do with Atlanta's being crummy than the Yankees being all that great right now.
 
2015-08-31 2:28:47 PM  
Nothing says "go fark yourselves, taxpayers" like sucking this bad before moving to a 100% unnecessary, 80% taxpayer-funded stadium out in Teaparty-land. I find it hard to believe they're going to turn the bus around in only 2 years and field a competitive team by then.

I'm sure Atlanta fans will just FLOCK to such a shiatty team after they move out of "the ghetto," as we all know ATL fans will show up to any sporting event in full force no matter what...

It's like the Braves' ownership isn't from Atlanta and doesn't know anything about the 2nd most fairweather fanbase in the country (Miami being #1.) "Oh we'll be good this year we promise" is NOT gonna convince people to get out into traffic to go to your games.
 
2015-08-31 2:45:36 PM  

zeppo: The Bestest: ..also, as bad as the Braves are (was at the game Friday), I just now looked at the standings and am stunned that the Marlins and Phillies are somehow -worse-.

The NL as a whole sucks pretty bad.....


That's because nobody can beat the NL Central right now. The third place team (Cubs) would be leading any other division in baseball except for the AL Central. The Cardinals are 38 games over .500 and still only 4.5 up on the Pirates.
 
2015-08-31 2:52:14 PM  

idesofmarch: Mambo Bananapatch: Doesn't matter what the Yankees do. The Blue Jays are annihilating everybody in their path without even breaking a sweat, leaving behind only mass graves for broken, bleeding dreams and crushed souls. Other teams are like vaguely annoying small insects.

And they're coming for you, Yanks.

They already have, dumbass. They took the division a week ago - now they're trying to hold onto it. They've been playing fantastically the last few weeks, but few would expect them to keep up such a pace for the whole rest of the season. Teams playing like this tend to run out of gas eventually.


I assumed he was referring to the four game set in New York in a week and a half. Should be a hell of a series of things don't completely fall apart for one of the teams this week.
 
2015-08-31 3:00:28 PM  
Mark Teixeira

I want him on MY team.
 
2015-08-31 4:49:52 PM  

phyrkrakr: zeppo: The Bestest: ..also, as bad as the Braves are (was at the game Friday), I just now looked at the standings and am stunned that the Marlins and Phillies are somehow -worse-.

The NL as a whole sucks pretty bad.....

That's because nobody can beat the NL Central right now. The third place team (Cubs) would be leading any other division in baseball except for the AL Central. The Cardinals are 38 games over .500 and still only 4.5 up on the Pirates.


The Cubs are 22-8 over their last 30 games, best in the NL. In that span, they've gained 1 game on the Pirates (21-9) and 2 games on the Cardinals (20-10). It's too bad only of of those teams will make the NLCS.
 
2015-08-31 5:23:09 PM  

KingKauff: I saw the score to yesterday's game was NY: 20, ATL 6 and thought that the football season had already started.


Same here.

/it's like the Yankees and Jays are trying to one-up each other at blowing out opponents
 
2015-08-31 5:54:39 PM  

The Bestest: Normally scoring 11 runs over a 3 game series can be considered a successful weekend. Not so much when your opponent scores 38.


You sound like a fan of an NL team
 
2015-08-31 5:58:58 PM  
Haha.

The Yankees.

We'll see.

/Jays fan
//Two reasonably witty headlines rejected recently about their success
///ESPN and Fark on same page with regards to coverage
 
2015-08-31 5:59:25 PM  

aintnuttintofarkwith: The Bestest: Normally scoring 11 runs over a 3 game series can be considered a successful weekend. Not so much when your opponent scores 38.

You sound like a fan of an NL team


This. ;-)
 
2015-08-31 6:15:58 PM  

Cheeseface: Nothing says "go fark yourselves, taxpayers" like sucking this bad before moving to a 100% unnecessary, 80% taxpayer-funded stadium out in Teaparty-land. I find it hard to believe they're going to turn the bus around in only 2 years and field a competitive team by then.

I'm sure Atlanta fans will just FLOCK to such a shiatty team after they move out of "the ghetto," as we all know ATL fans will show up to any sporting event in full force no matter what...

It's like the Braves' ownership isn't from Atlanta and doesn't know anything about the 2nd most fairweather fanbase in the country (Miami being #1.) "Oh we'll be good this year we promise" is NOT gonna convince people to get out into traffic to go to your games.


It's like you don't know the reason they're moving.  For years, they've asked the city for help from revenue from parking (which is under city control) to better rail/shuttle service.  The city kept telling them soon while they bent over backwards to help the Falcons.  Then, when the mayor fully endorsed the Falcons new stadium, the Braves told the city to go fark themselves.  This was after over twenty years of the city saying that it would help rejuvenate the area around Turner Field, which is in a not so good part of town.  The new stadium will be built partly with tax money.  Taxes that have been added to hotel rooms and the like.  Also, since the Braves will own everything at the new place, they get all that revenue.  Even the concession stands, which right now the city owns 80 percent.
It's telling how after the announcement was made, the mayor shiat his pants and tried to appease the Braves but to no avail.  They'd been trying to work something out for years, but were just given lip service while the Falcons got town hall's full attention.
 
2015-08-31 6:55:53 PM  
Also, since the Braves will own everything at the new place, they get all that revenue. Even the concession stands, which right now the city owns 80 percent.

That's the part that bugs me. Use taxpayer money to build a stadium for a multi-billion dollar company, and then THEY get all the revenue.
 
2015-08-31 7:08:56 PM  

Sin_City_Superhero: Also, since the Braves will own everything at the new place, they get all that revenue. Even the concession stands, which right now the city owns 80 percent.

That's the part that bugs me. Use taxpayer money to build a stadium for a multi-billion dollar company, and then THEY get all the revenue.


Most of that revenue will come from taxes on hotel rooms, so a lot of out of towners will be paying for it.
 
2015-08-31 7:11:11 PM  

The Bestest: Hoopy Frood: skinink: Unfortunately ARod could not be charged Involuntary Manslaughter for the death of the guy who fell from the balcony while yelling at ARod.

The world is full of stupid ways to die, but it's pretty hard to beat falling off a balcony trying to boo a baseball player, as though yelling from three feet closer will sure show him.

It's worse than that. The guy was standing in his chair in the second row, lost his balance and tumbled forward over the first row and railing.


The guy sitting next to him said that he seemed to have some sort of medical episode where he froze up then fell over on the lady in front of him and that he appeared to be unconscious when he fell.
 
2015-08-31 7:34:09 PM  

KingKauff: Sin_City_Superhero: Also, since the Braves will own everything at the new place, they get all that revenue. Even the concession stands, which right now the city owns 80 percent.

That's the part that bugs me. Use taxpayer money to build a stadium for a multi-billion dollar company, and then THEY get all the revenue.

Most of that revenue will come from taxes on hotel rooms, so a lot of out of towners will be paying for it.


Or they could raise the same tax and pay for roads, transit, other infrastructure, etc.
 
2015-08-31 11:49:46 PM  
The Bestest:
Jonny Gomes has an ERA of 18.00.

Braves traded him tonight to Kansas City. Jake Brigham inherits the "Worst Staff ERA" trophy, as God intended
 
2015-09-01 12:38:02 AM  

mentula: Mambo Bananapatch: Doesn't matter what the Yankees do. The Blue Jays are annihilating everybody in their path without even breaking a sweat, leaving behind only mass graves for broken, bleeding dreams and crushed souls. Other teams are like vaguely annoying small insects.

And they're coming for you, Yanks.

you sound stable.


I am am as stable as any success-starved fan of any perennially bad team that is suddenly the best team in baseball. Who was drinking. I concede that I was pompous and stupid in my post.

/jays are still kicking everybody's asses all over the place
//except cleveland tonight
///see you tomorrow cleveland
 
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