Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Rock freaking Bottom

11-2, going to the 9th. The comeback starts, now?

Thursday, August 21, 2008

RIP Gene Upshaw

Absolutely shocking news this morning as I saw on the brand spanking new live Sportscenter that Gene Upshaw passed away. Upshaw recently found out he had pancreatic cancer. He was 62.

One of the best linemen of all time, and recently one of the most controversial figure in sports, I could recap his life, or I could take the easy way out and just send you here.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

4 in one day?!

Oh yeah, by far my most prolific day of blogging. But how can I let the night go by without officially congratulating the Captain, here on his blog, on tying Roger Maris on the franchise home run list. The gargantuan blast gave us the breathing room we needed, and behind the great Andy Pettitte we won 5-1, plus we gained a game on both Tampa and Boston.

Well I'm exhausted from all this blogging so we'll hold it here, but yeah, the season ain't over yet.

The coolest thing ever

Just got back from the great BestBuy where I got myself an iHome. I wanted to try it out so I plug it in, and then I remember, "aw crap, I'm gonna have to set the time on this thing, that's so annoying, plus if I'm gonna move it to the apartment next week I'm gonna have to set it again. Balls."

So I plug it in, and the most amazing thing happens. It knows the time and date all by itself (albeit Central time, but still). Holy crap. This thing is a genius.

A-Rod the liar

Just saw this quote in today's Daily News:

"I was thinking double right away; get out of the box as soon as you can"

Bull. Crap.

Is there a reason...

...Damon can't catch?

...Giambi can't hit?

...A-Rod's such a retard?

...Matsui's so overrated?

...Team USA can't shoot free throws?

...I'm too lazy to really blog?

Monday, August 18, 2008

4-4, 3R, SB

My favorite kind of post. The title says it all, and the deficits are now down to 9.5 and 5. Plus, as much as I can't stand him, it can't hurt too bad to get Matsui back, and Hughes might be back Friday. It's getting good now.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Holy crap he did it

My official rankings of the greatest athletes of all-time, non-Jeter edition:

1. Michael Jordan
2. Babe Ruth
3. Michael Phelps
4. Tiger Woods
5. Lance Armstrong

Plus the Yankees finally win, Tampa and Boston finally lose, pretty damn sweet sports day.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

I Promise

If A-Rod homers this at-bat I won't say anything mean about him for a week.

UPDATE: You cock-juggling thundercunt.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

No title can portray the frustration

Twins have 2nd and 3rd with no one out, and they hit 2 fly balls, scoring both runs without even getting a hit.

While whenever we've had a guy on 3rd with no out or 1 out these past few weeks, it seems every single time they're left stranded. And that's a major part of why we're 9 and 5 out.

At least Leetch and Richter got inducted into the HHOF today.

And at least it's only the 2nd inning.

UPDATE: Apparently Leetch and Richter were inducted into the USHHOF. Was given faulty information, sorry about that. Also, we've failed another 2 times to get runners in from 3rd with less than 2 out but thanks to the Captain and Moose we're actually winning. Now if only Texas can make yet another comeback and Oakland can keep it going. And of course our bullpen doesn't f it up again.

Friday, August 8, 2008

3-4, HR, BB, 2 RBI, SB

5 1/2 behind the Devil Rays, 3 1/2 behind Boston.

That is all.

Thursday, August 7, 2008

He hath performed yet another miracle

During last night's essential victory, the Captain performed yet another miracle. With A-Rod up with 2 out and a 1-2 count, the Captain was on 1st base. He knew A-Rod would strike out. He therefore knew he would have to steal 2nd, 3rd and home in order to score. However, it was a 1-2 count and he knew A-Rod would strike out on the next pitch. What a quandary.

Yet the Captain knew what he had to do. He would need to draw a throw to 1st. So he took a sizable lead, and led the pitcher to believe he could pick him off. Sure enough, pickoff attempt and it looks like there'll be a 3rd out. Behold the power of the Captain. He made his way to the 2nd, at which point Chris Davis flipped the ball to Michael Young for the easy tag. But wait! Young dropped the ball! Jeter Christ indeed.

Unfortunately, the pitcher caught on to what was happening and didn't risk attempting a pick-off at 2nd, instead striking A-Rod out on the next pitch.

Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Never a good thing...

...when you're 6 1/2 out of 1st and you have Sidney Ponson starting that night.

...when you hear that Joba Chamberlain is going to visit Dr. James Andrews.

...when you turn on ESPN Classic and all you can see is a terrible combination of billiards and auto racing.

...when your supposedly genius manager uses Melky Cabrera, who can't hit, as a pinch-hitter.

...when your bullpen, shockingly reliable all year, starts to suck. Like really not good.

...when your city loses another great place, this time Rififi.

...when your starting rotation is Mike Mussina, Andy Pettitte, Sidney Ponson, Darrell Rasner, Dan Giese. Freaking injuries. This should be Wang, Joba, Moose, Pettitte, Hughes, not to mention Pavano and Kennedy.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Early Afternoon Strum

I hate the middle of the summer away games in Texas. Always have, always will. They're always long, interminable and painful to watch. I always think of the disastrous games there in years past, be they the days when Texas's lineup had Pudge, Palmeiro and Juan-Gone, or a couple of years ago when Torre decided it would be a good idea to have Wayne "Who?" Franklin pitching with the game on the line. I was reminded of that game last night when Girardi left in Marte with the bases loaded, even though he was clearly done. It was hot, he had thrown a lot of pitches, didn't have good control, but Girardi didn't want to bring in the new kid since he's a rookie. That logic was insane, it's Texas not Fenway, and it ended up biting us in the balls. Not good times.

Even worse times, Joba came out of the game with a shoulder injury. Post game, Girardi and Joba didn't think it was a big deal, but he's still taking some tests today. Obviously if there's anything wrong we're gonna have a problem.

Of course he shouldn't have had to throw the pitch that led to his removal. I don't know what the umpiring crew was thinking, reversing the double play call. Even after seeing 20 replays it was still hard to tell, so for them to reverse it without seeing anything is simply retarded.

The only good thing to come out of this game was the continued emergence of the Gangsta as a beast.

Yet another game Tampa and Boston lose, and we can't get the job done to get closer. Of course tonight we'll win, but so will they.

In other news, what's the deal with all the dying celebrities? First comes the news Bernie Mac is in the hospital with a very severe case of pneumonia and is in critical condition. Then Christina Applegate, who has a legitimate JCHOF case for her portrayal of Kelly Bundy, reveals she has breast cancer. Then Morgan Freeman is in a serious car accident. Craziness. What's next? Whoopi Goldberg gets a severe case of gonorrhea, Al Bundy has prostate cancer, and Michael Caine gets in a train crash?

And finally, this thought is a couple of days old, but as it stands, I would just like to point out that "why so serious" has been replaced for the time being by "I'll kiss you on the mouth Kenny Rogers" as line of the summer. Of course, that could all change tomorrow.

Monday, August 4, 2008

All hail the gangsta

Not enough time for a real post at the moment, but had to get some thoughts on yesterday's game up here.

First and foremost, the streak continues. It didn't look good at times, but I just kept reminding myself that when I get to the bayis before the gates open we win. Sure enough it happened again.

Second, my prognostication skills were quite sick, as I said before the game we'd get 4 runs off Lackey in 6 innings. Clearly, the dumbest baserunning decision of all time, performed by Bobby Abreu, was in order to keep that intact. Thanks for the brainfart Bobby.

Third, Xavier Nady. It was my first time seeing him play in person, and hilariously enough he had DMX along with some other gangsta rap as his entrance music. Hence his new name. No longer is he the X-Man, he is the Gangsta. You can call him the OG for short, considering I've never called a Yankee "Gangsta", so technically he is the OG. Also, we traded the AG, so it won't be that confusing.

Fourth, Joe Girardi. How do you leave in Edwar Ramirez to face soon-to-be Yankee Big Teix? Even if Mo was unavailable and he had good numbers against Marte, bring in Bruney, Veras, the new kid, whoever. But there was no doubt Teix was hitting that grand slam on that pitch.

Fifth, Dan Giese. The most underappreciated, underutilized Yankee. He should be starting instead of Rasner.

Sixth, Reggie Willits. 4 plate appearances, 4 walks. He's got a .185 batting average, and forget warning track power, he barely has outfield power. Unacceptable.

But at the end of the day, with great help from the Gangsta and the Captain (started 2 rallies, patented awesome play in the hole, ho hum), we win again, getting a much-needed split of the series. Too bad Farnsworth and Rodney suck, otherwise we'd be 4.5 out.

Tonight, Joba time. 4 games against Texas, I'm feeling the sweep.

Friday, August 1, 2008


Even though we got beat down by the Angels last night, yesterday will go down as one of the great days in this Yankee season. The reason? One of the scariest hitters we've ever faced is no longer our problem. Jason Bay might be nice but he ain't Manny Ramirez. Plus they had to give up some nice prospects in Brandon Moss and Craig Hansen. Good times. Now if Ponson can stop pitching like crap and get us a win tonight it'll be fantastic.