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   1. villainx Posted: September 03, 2005 at 03:47 PM (#1595240)
First! unlike the Yankees, never even in the Wild-Card.
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 05:26 PM (#1595330)
Bums. A bunch of ####### bums.
   3. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:00 PM (#1595382)
It's the battle of the scrap-heap reclamation pitchers!
   4. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:20 PM (#1595408)
I made a bet with a gullible office-mate, in which he bet me a candy bar (many months ago) that NEITHER the Yanks nor the Sox would make the playoffs. Clearly, I have a candy bar coming my way.

But at what point does this become official enough for me to lay claim to the actual candy bar? Are the Blue Jays eliminated from winning the division? Are the Orioles?
   5. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:24 PM (#1595412)
According to MLB.com, 18 is the "Elimination Number" for the Blue Jays, 15 for the O's and 4 for Tampa Bay
   6. Bob T Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:35 PM (#1595416)
For an alternative view of counting

No teams other than the Red Sox or Yankees have their destiny in their own hands as it were.

The other three teams will need some help.

The Royals are still the only team out of the running for the playoffs.

The Pirates are out of the running for the NL Central, but still have a wild card shot.
   7. Athletic Supporter can feel the slow rot Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:38 PM (#1595418)
According to MLB.com, 18 is the “Elimination Number” for the Blue Jays, 15 for the O’s and 4 for Tampa Bay

These numbers ignore the fact that the Yanks and Sox have to play each other 6 more times though. So they will end up with a total of at least 159 wins (God willing, exactly 159, but God is unlikely to be so compliant.) The Jays therefore need to win at least 80 games to win the division. So, a formula is:

Jays losses + 1/2 (Yanks wins + Sox wins) <= 15.5, or the Jays are eliminated. Similar things for the O's and D-Rays with different numbers (12.5 and 1.5 respectively.)
   8. TVerik, the gum-snappin' hairdresser Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:44 PM (#1595423)
But I'm gettin' a candy bar. Which is important.
   9. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:52 PM (#1595431)
Yeah, I think you can start picking the candy Erik
   10. Bob T Posted: September 03, 2005 at 06:56 PM (#1595434)
   11. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 07:53 PM (#1595475)
I'd suggest Milky Way Midnight as a good mainstream candy bar.
   12. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:06 PM (#1595485)
Great start asshats!
   13. KronicFatigue Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:08 PM (#1595486)
I understand the theory of resting players and giving them half days off at DH....But, these are VERY important games (duh), and I think Torre has only used the ideal lineup once. ONCE!
   14. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:08 PM (#1595487)
Woot! 1-2-3! They suck.
   15. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:09 PM (#1595489)
That inning was poop.
   16. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:11 PM (#1595493)
How many road games does this team have left? I wonder if they can win the Wild Card without winning a single one of them.

Probably not.
   17. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:12 PM (#1595494)
A rare good play by Sheff in right field.
   18. I Love LA (OFF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:14 PM (#1595496)
Aaron Small has been nothing short of spectacular as a Yankee. Is that the result of Mel's magic?
   19. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:14 PM (#1595497)
RB -

13 @ home (3X TB, 3X BOS, 3X TOR and 4X BAL)
15 on the road (2X OAK, then 3X TB, 3X BOS, 3X TOR and 4X BAL)
   20. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:15 PM (#1595499)
Hmm, so 13-15. Of course, they'll lose those 3 to Tampa Bay so 10-18. That probably wouldn't get the job done.
   21. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:15 PM (#1595500)
Wow! Defense!
   22. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:15 PM (#1595502)
Bubba Crosby is the modern Gray Eagle out in center.
   23. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:16 PM (#1595504)
Did something wacky happen? Gameday is locked up
   24. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:16 PM (#1595505)
Tris Crosby
   25. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:17 PM (#1595506)
So I guess Crosby caught a ball Bernie would still be chasing and doubled up Ellis who had forgotten they didn't have Bernie out there. Right?
   26. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:18 PM (#1595507)
RB, there was a liner to center that Crosby picked, then threw behind the runner to nab Ellis.
   27. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:18 PM (#1595508)
So that's what a basehit looks like! It's pretty cool
   28. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:19 PM (#1595511)
When did Jason start hitting with this lacquered black bat?

Is that a Sam Bat?
   29. bebop Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:19 PM (#1595512)
That worked out but results aside I don't know how a team that is so struggling for offense can afford to start Crosby.
   30. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:19 PM (#1595513)
A-Rod out stretching? Gameday is having a terrible time of things with this one, apparently A-Rod grounded out to Kielty
   31. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:20 PM (#1595514)
Alex is on with a single.
   32. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:20 PM (#1595515)
No, A-Rod standing on first
   33. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:21 PM (#1595516)
That's, I'm switching over the hugely delayed radio coverage, Gameday apparently has some idoit doing it
   34. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:21 PM (#1595517)
That play can only be described as "horseshit."
   35. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:22 PM (#1595518)
And then Giambi goes and does something like that. Fantastic
   36. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:22 PM (#1595520)
Woot! Lawton!
   37. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:23 PM (#1595521)
Lawton has "the good wheels."
   38. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:24 PM (#1595523)
Come on Jorge, bring him home
   39. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:24 PM (#1595524)
The Yanks will score off this guy. Balls have been hit sharpish.
   40. bebop Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:26 PM (#1595528)
Posada with RISP and 2 outs hopeless. Some thing money can't buy.
   41. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:29 PM (#1595530)
Someone's gotta get to the bag quicker there.
   42. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:30 PM (#1595531)
Yep. Cano got there too late to turn two.
   43. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:31 PM (#1595534)
Lawton did a good job there.
   44. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:32 PM (#1595535)
Nifty little inning there.
   45. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:34 PM (#1595538)
Robbie raps ropes.
   46. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1595539)
Don't bunt, Bubba.

Ballplayers who have boy parts don't bunt.
   47. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1595540)
Robbie raps ropes^ sometimes.
   48. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1595542)
Small's been very economical.
   49. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1595543)
Cano has been hot lately, which is nice to see
   50. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:35 PM (#1595544)
Hmm... methinks the 0-1 was a bit outside.
   51. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:36 PM (#1595545)
Atta way Bubba!
   52. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:36 PM (#1595546)
Real men get base hits, Bubba. Just like that.
   53. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:36 PM (#1595547)
This is a situation where they absolutely need to score some runs
   54. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:38 PM (#1595549)
This is a farce.
   55. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:38 PM (#1595550)
And that single should've scored at least one run.
   56. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:38 PM (#1595551)
Just when Cano does a good thing, he does something stupid.
   57. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:38 PM (#1595552)
Oh what was THAT?!
   58. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:39 PM (#1595553)
If we don't get at least one here, I may well cry.
   59. KronicFatigue Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:39 PM (#1595555)
why, cano, why?
   60. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:39 PM (#1595556)
Now Matsui can hit into a DP and they'll have 3 hits and no runs.
   61. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:40 PM (#1595557)
Ballsy but nearly foolish baserunning by Skeets.
   62. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:41 PM (#1595558)
Now jack this #### into the next state, Sheff.
   63. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:43 PM (#1595561)
How long has it been since Sheff's gone on a homer binge?

There was the one against King Felix, but before that?
   64. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:44 PM (#1595562)
That CS is going to bother me for some time
   65. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:45 PM (#1595565)
RB, that CS will haunt me even unto the grave.
   66. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:46 PM (#1595567)
I think that Aaron is being discriminated against by homeplate umpires solely on account of his over-the-top lantern jaw.
   67. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:48 PM (#1595569)
Jason ought've gloved that.
   68. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:48 PM (#1595570)
Everybody battening down for the barrage of Tino's a better fielder commentary?
   69. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:51 PM (#1595573)
More niftiness!
   70. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:52 PM (#1595574)
Well, Tino probably is a better fielder. He shouldn't be playing, but he's a better fielder
   71. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:52 PM (#1595577)
Tino can't hit. I don't care if he's Hal ####### Chase at first as far as fielding.
   72. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:54 PM (#1595580)
Easy HBP.
   73. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:55 PM (#1595581)
They really need to start kicking the #### out of this guy
   74. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:57 PM (#1595583)
They do. I can't drink as heavily again today as I did last night.

My liver won't take it.
   75. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:58 PM (#1595584)
3-0

Take one.
   76. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:58 PM (#1595585)
Jo is IBB to get to Cano.

They're dissing you, Robbie! #### 'em up!
   77. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:59 PM (#1595586)
Did Kay just get introduced to the phrase "tries to pull an outside pitch?"

It heavily peppers today's bloviation.
   78. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 08:59 PM (#1595589)
Robbie had his single in the wrong inning. Shame they couldn't clear Crosby, but maybe he can do a 2-for-2
   79. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:02 PM (#1595591)
For reasons I can't fully explain, #77 made me laugh quite a bit
   80. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:02 PM (#1595593)
Tris Crosby
   81. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:03 PM (#1595595)
For reasons I can’t fully explain, #77 made me laugh quite a bit

"Bloviate" is a funny word, and very appropriate for Kay.
   82. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:04 PM (#1595598)
I think it was more the concept of Kay just now having the concept of pulling an outside pitch explained to him, maybe with Paul O'Neill drawing a little diagram or something
   83. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:05 PM (#1595599)
Who expected a pitchers' duel? Also I had to look up "bloviate".
   84. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:06 PM (#1595600)
Well, the Yankees do have their #1 one pitching
   85. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:07 PM (#1595602)
I heart quick innings for Aaron Small.
   86. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:07 PM (#1595603)
I thought Chacon was #1
   87. Darren Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:08 PM (#1595605)
Did you guys hear Kay try to blame Cano for Jeter's muffing the DP? "With Cano that close to the base, you wonder why he didn't just take it himself."

Justice immediately disagreed and explained that Jeter makes that play most of the time.
   88. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:08 PM (#1595606)
Jeter can't buy luck.
   89. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:08 PM (#1595607)
It's a pretty subjective thing
   90. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:09 PM (#1595608)
I heart quick innings for Kirk Saarloos.
   91. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:11 PM (#1595613)
Saarloos should be fined $1000 per game until he removes at least two vowels from his name.
   92. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:12 PM (#1595615)
That's the sixth time Kay has said "Tried to pull an outside pitch."
   93. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:13 PM (#1595618)
Justice in in the booth? That explains it, he obviously taught Kay what it meant
   94. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:13 PM (#1595620)
I am thankful that Extra Innings has picked up the FSN feeds for the past week... its been very pleasant.
   95. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:13 PM (#1595621)
Can someone tell Kay that it's possible to hit a grounder to second or short even if you don't pull an outside pitch?
   96. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:15 PM (#1595623)
Small is amazing.
   97. incarnadine Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:16 PM (#1595625)
This game really ought to be the final nail Al Leiter's coffin.
   98. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:17 PM (#1595627)
I hope someone explained to Aaron what just happened.

"That's a stirke out Aaron, you see when you throw a stirke and..."
   99. SM in DC Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:17 PM (#1595628)
That post would have been good incarnadine, if you had made it last night.
   100. Darren Posted: September 03, 2005 at 09:18 PM (#1595630)
Small is amazing. WTF is going on with him. Why are people not destroying him every time out? The guy was lousy at AAA this year and hasn't been anything but mediocre or bad in the last few years.

I keep waiting for the game where he starts getting crushed but in never comes.
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