October 7, 2006

Saturday In New York

Get the #$@% away from me, Johnny!





ALDS 4: Wright / Bonderman, 4 PM

If you don't mind my sayin', I can see you're out of aces.

47 comments:

Jack Marshall said...

Bingo, Redsock. Worst starting pitching the Yankees have ever had in a post-season team, and the "experts" who thought it didn't matter showed their NY bias. Mussina, the putative ace, has to be the biggest career underachiever of all time. Look at the teams and offenses he played with, yet the guy has never won 20. he's self-centered choke-artist. Johnson was 50% washed up before he arrived. Wright is held together by cewing gum and paper clips, and Wang is a good young pitcher who got a boat-load of runs to make what was more like a 16-12 season into a Cy Young contender.

The Yankees may still eke out a series win (George will bribe Dontrelle Willis to undergo a face transplant from Wright and wear his uniform today at a bragain price of 26,000,000,000 bucks), but a super-team this isn't.

L-girl said...

George will bribe Dontrelle Willis to undergo a face transplant from Wright and wear his uniform today

LOL

Jere said...

A-Rod batting eighth today.

Look for Mo to go 2 though 9 if the Yanks get the lead in the first...

L-girl said...

3-0 Tigers in the 2nd, NYY bullpen already up. Yee-ha. :)

redsock said...

8th!

Bwhahahahaha!

Thanks to Retrosheet, I found that Slappy has not started a game batting any lower than 5th since May 7, 1996.

Jere said...

Sheffield: not playing last night was hardest thing he's ever had toexperience in his life

Kenny Rogers: More up for last night than any game in his life.

Do these guys know you have to win two more series after this one?

Nine up, nine down for the Yanks!

Jere said...

Instead of defending Mr. April with your life, Steve Lyons, take a step back, realize that A-Rod bobbled the ball, leading him to rush the throw, which pulled the first baseman off the bag. Error. On the 3rd baseman. 100 times out of 100.

redsock said...

Sheffield: not playing last night was hardest thing he's ever had toexperience in his life

how soon they forget ... or would like to forget.

redsock said...

thanks for playing our game, jaret!

we have no loving parting gifts for you.

redsock said...

12 up and 12 down for Mr. Bonderman!

L-girl said...

Fox Mediot just said "It's almost like the two teams have changed uniforms!"

No, mediot, it's almost like you haven't been paying attention and think it's still 1998.

L-girl said...

Instead of defending Mr. April with your life, Steve Lyons, take a step back, realize that A-Rod bobbled the ball, leading him to rush the throw, which pulled the first baseman off the bag.

Aw Jere, you know it's just cause "the kid can't catch a break" !! Man, time was, Alex Rodriguez is the last person you'd ever say that about!

Peter N said...

Hi all...this is too good to be true! But no jinxing here. 4-0 can turn into 8-0 as the scoreless innings mount! Let me know, please, when the Vtape comes in! And enjoy our Saturday. The last day of Yankee baseball? I'd like to think so. Love ya!!!!!

Peter N said...

And Jere, we NEED you to be doing the play by play. Enjoy!! We sure are!

Jere said...

You want a play by play, Peter?

"Here's the pitch...and A-Rod doesn't hit it. Again."

15 up and 15 down...

Am I crazy to want them to get a hit, because if it's a no-no, they'll have the excuse of "Well, NO team could've won against Bonderman today. We simply ran into great pitching. There's nothing we could've done."

(Don't thinkI'm actually rooting for them to get hits, though. In fact, scratch that. Gimme the perfectest of perfect games to send 'em home.)

L-girl said...

Peter N: cross-border mail is painfully slow, there's no mail delivery on Saturdays in Canada, and it's a holiday weekend here, no mail on Monday. Please stand by.

L-girl said...

Am I crazy to want them to get a hit

Well, you would have been, but you wisely changed your mind.

Jere said...

They're talking about Bobby Higginson. Such a sweet sounding name to the Yankee-hater.

6-0 Detroit!

!

L-girl said...

Every time I think Steve Lyons can't any dumber, he manages to drain a little more out of the pool.

L-girl said...

Did you catch the little homage to Don Orsillo? "Jeremy Bonderman has been on the bench for 22 minutes..."

Jack Marshall said...

A broken down starting rotation: 43 million dollars...

An All-Star line-up that can’t hit a lick: 121 million dollars....

Watching the Yankees suck in the play-offs:

PRICELESS!

L-girl said...

!!!!!

Fox just listed Yankees collapses in recent post-seasons. They said: the Angels in 02, the Marlins in 03, and now this.

Hellooooo????

redsock said...

Fox just listed Yankees collapses in recent post-seasons. They said: the Angels in 02, the Marlins in 03, and now this.

Ho. Lee. Shit.

You don't have to say it -- but it still happened!!!!!!!

That's right up there with Fox News repeatedly referring to Mark Foley in their on-air graphics as a Democrat.

Jere said...

Wow. I must've missed that while on phone with family members. So they left out the two classics? '04 AND '01?

Jere said...

God I wish I was at Comerica right now. 4 outs away.

Jere said...

Yankee fans in disbelief, Lyons?

"I can't believe we still haven't learned pitching wins championships!"

Jere said...

Second time Shef's tried to make a basket catch on a throw to first. Didn't work out this time. That was laugh out loud funny.

L-girl said...

Yankee fans in disbelief, Lyons?

I know quite a few intelligent Yankees fans who fully expected a post-season collapse.

I know "intelligent Yankees fan" is an oxymoron for many of you, but they do exist. :)

L-girl said...

Ooo, that reminds me, where's our friend Gutch? :)

L-girl said...

So they left out the two classics? '04 AND '01?

Even if, like me, you don't consider making it to Game 7 of the World Series a collapse ('01), they did leave out a RATHER LARGE collapse. You know, the biggest collapse in baseball history?

Jere said...

My blog has some "friends," too. I'm wondering where they've gone the last few days as well.

Jere said...

Mo on the mound with a chance to win, in Game 7 of World Series. It's a collapse, albeit a short, quick one.

(Actually, I didn't see the thing on the screen, so I just kind of thought we were talking about disapppointments in general. Even though you clearly wrote "collapses.")

L-girl said...

It wasn't a screen graphic, it was just blather from Ken Whathisname in the stands.

I'll disagree about that terminology, but I'll try not to go on about it. It still hurts to think about it.

Back to the present, where a true collapse is two outs away.

Jere said...

Wow, this is an awesome celebration. Way to get the fans involved, that's great.

Jere said...

I will sleep soundly for six months. Thank you, Tigers. And thank you Joy Of Sox, the best Sox blog, for a great season. (Note how the "season" is over for me right now.)

Wow, that sounded Peter-ish.

redsock said...

Hey, all you Monday Morning Quarterbacks!

Whazzup?

...

Dear Media:

This was not an upset. So don't let me catch any of you saying it was.

Thanks.

...

Go Mets!

Woti-woti said...

Great job by Tigers. Total collapse by Yanks--bats, defense, starters (except Wang). The curse of ARod sprouting more legs. Curious decisions by the unflappable one with the lengthy nose hairs. Let the head-rolling begin. Also liked the frequent references to "America doesn't know who these Tigers are." Who has exclusive rights to Saturday Game of the Week again?

L-girl said...

Jeannie Zelasko says jaws are dropping.

*scrambling to find the remote to hit MUTE*

Ah, that's better.

OK folks, I am going to say something I have never ever ever said before in my life, the strangest thing I will ever say, even stranger than when I started to say LET'S GO RED SOX...

GO METS!!!!

OH MY GOD what has happened to me?????????????????????????

L-girl said...

Curious decisions by the unflappable one with the lengthy nose hairs.

Curiouser and curiouser.

Woti, you crack me up.

Also liked the frequent references to "America doesn't know who these Tigers are." Who has exclusive rights to Saturday Game of the Week again?

Yup. It's the same America who thinks Mark Foley is a Democrat!

redsock said...

Maybe Dan Patrick will say the Yankees shoulda had more "names".

If only they had signed guys like Willie Mays and Hank Aaron, they they would have won.

Now THOSE are some names!!!

L-girl said...

The Yankees do love to sign old players...

redsock said...

Who's ready for:

"Sunday In New York"?

:>)

L-girl said...

I can't wait. :)

Jere said...

I'm ready!!!!!!!!!! I'll be walking around New York tomorrow, I'll let you know if I see one Yankee hat.

L-girl said...

I'm trying to enjoy the Dodgers/Mets game, but I keeping hearing the name of the Dumbest Man On The Planet. I don't usually watch NL games, and we never utter his name at home, so I'm not used to it. Every time I hear his name, I wince.

I don't mean Tim McCarver, either.

redsock said...

jere, i liked the comment on your blog asking whether the tigers would be selling shirts with "got alcs?" on the front and a tombstone with the yankee logo on the back.

Jere said...

yeah. heh. So, will any Yanke fans actually wear their tombstone shirt now? What would be the point? That shirt "worked" for about a week.