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   1. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: September 07, 2005 at 10:23 PM (#1603119)
Remember when Red Sox fans used to imply that Piniella would lay down when the D-Rays played the Yankees? How silly was THAT?
   2. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 10:48 PM (#1603168)
So, what new and differnet tricks does our bunch of overpriced incompetants have in store for us tonight?
   3. Scoriano Flitcraft Posted: September 07, 2005 at 10:52 PM (#1603177)
Nelson just walked in the winning run in Oakland, a five run 9th for the A's.
   4. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 10:56 PM (#1603185)
I now actually have the energy to care about this game.
   5. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 10:58 PM (#1603189)
Nelson? Where was everyday Eddie?
   6. Ivan Grushenko of Hong Kong Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:00 PM (#1603196)
They yanked him to bring in Nelson to pitch to Ginter. I've no idea why.
   7. SM in DC Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:09 PM (#1603219)
Dear Jaret Wright,

I am almost at the point where I have faith in you. Please reward that quasi-faith.

Throw strikes.
Keep the ball in the ballpark.
Throw strikes.
Keep the ball down.
Throw strikes.

Signed,
SM in DC
   8. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:10 PM (#1603223)
Woo-hoo, a walk!
   9. SM in DC Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:10 PM (#1603224)
So far, not so good Jaret.
   10. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:12 PM (#1603230)
Done, just done
   11. SM in DC Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:14 PM (#1603235)
Fan-####-tastic!!
   12. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:15 PM (#1603237)
This is just embrassing. They're going to get swept at home by Tampa Bay.
   13. salajander Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:15 PM (#1603238)
It's going to be weird not having a team to watch in the playoffs.
   14. SM in DC Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:15 PM (#1603243)
Hey at least Anaheim is winning!
   15. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:16 PM (#1603245)
This team its going to be satistfying not having to watch them in the playoffs. They were up two in the loss side in the WC and they're going to instantly piss it away.
   16. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:17 PM (#1603250)
What's the injury delay? Did someone finally shoot Wright and put him out of his misery?
   17. SM in DC Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:19 PM (#1603259)
Sheffield pulled up lame in RF.
   18. salajander Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:20 PM (#1603262)
What’s the injury delay? Did someone finally shoot Wright and put him out of <strike>his</strike>our misery?
   19. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:20 PM (#1603263)
Fantastic. Sheffield out too. Great.
   20. Joe Bivens, Slack Rumped Rutabaga Head Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:21 PM (#1603269)
They yanked him to bring in Nelson to pitch to Ginter. I’ve no idea why.

According to Don Orsillo, Guardardo gave up the other 4 runs in the 9th before they yanked him for Nelson. Do you think he should have stayed in after giving up 4?
   21. RB in NYC (Now Semi-Retired from BBTF) Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:23 PM (#1603276)
I'm going to dinner. And them maybe to drown myself in the Potomac.
   22. SM in DC Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:27 PM (#1603287)
Wow! JEter pulled the ball!
   23. Bob T Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:28 PM (#1603290)
Officially Putz gave up 2 runs and Guardado gave up 3.
   24. SM in DC Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:29 PM (#1603294)
Six goddamned pitches! #### you Yankees.
   25. salajander Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:30 PM (#1603298)
After that top of the first, the Yankee offense comes back with a six-pitch 1-2-3 offensive inning?
   26. salajander Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:35 PM (#1603318)
Well, at least that was a good inning by Wright.
   27. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:37 PM (#1603324)
This is the weirdest ####### Yankee team to root for.
   28. Jim Wisinski Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:40 PM (#1603336)
Waechter's perfect game is still intact!
   29. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 07, 2005 at 11:50 PM (#1603382)
Waechter's ERA has gone from 5.04 to 4.97 in 19 pitches.

Wright's has gone from 5.82 to 6.31.

So far.
   30. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:05 AM (#1603424)
Sox just tied the Angels. I forget who I'm rooting for in that one.
   31. Jim Wisinski Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:10 AM (#1603441)
That was predictable.
   32. roger Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:44 AM (#1603521)
clutch-zilla!!
   33. salajander Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:44 AM (#1603525)
No one has anything to say about this game any more? Or is primer broken?
   34. salajander Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:46 AM (#1603533)
Hey, maybe that will get us going.
   35. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:49 AM (#1603542)
My money was soooo not on Waechter coming out first.
   36. salajander Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:49 AM (#1603543)
Ok, maybe not that.
   37. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:50 AM (#1603546)
Well. That intentional walk actually worked exactly the way it was supposed to.

How often does "setting up the double play" actually result in a double play? Not often, I'd think.
   38. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:55 AM (#1603559)
Hey, Jaret has lowered his ERA tonight.
   39. . . . . . . Posted: September 08, 2005 at 12:55 AM (#1603563)
Why is this broadcast so easy on the ears? Something is different, pleasantly different...
   40. salajander Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:01 AM (#1603578)
This was another "except for that one bad inning" starts that Yankee pitchers have done so often this season.
   41. salajander Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:04 AM (#1603594)
Actually, yeah, what news there? I haven't been able to watch any of this.

Also, hi kevin!
   42. villainx Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:06 AM (#1603598)
I wonder how many games Sierra will stay in the lineup.
   43. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:09 AM (#1603609)
Sheffield was not limping when he walked on his own power off the field, but was very ginger down the dugout steps.

If anyone cares to make a diagnosis from those facts, I'll award you a Bleacher M.D.
   44. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:11 AM (#1603616)
They just have to give him a shot of whatever they gave Giambi.
   45. . . . . . . Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:14 AM (#1603622)
Anyone know how serious the injury to Sheffield is?

answering this question for kevin is like letting a pedophile watch your daughter change: you know he's going to get a hard-on.
   46. . . . . . . Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:16 AM (#1603631)
THEY FINALLY GOT CANO TO START TAKING PITCHES. PRAISE DE LAWD!
   47. villainx Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:18 AM (#1603638)
Cano getting on base is only going to provoke a GIDP from the next batter.
   48. . . . . . . Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:22 AM (#1603656)
2nd time in two nights. Way to go Mr. Clutch.
   49. villainx Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:23 AM (#1603660)
We can do a clutch experiment. If Jeter hit then clutchness exists, if he produces a non productive out then no clutchness. If it's a productive out, then the question remains open.
   50. villainx Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:23 AM (#1603662)
I called it. Though I'm not proud about it.
   51. salajander Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:26 AM (#1603679)
Clutch this, motherf*ckers.
   52. PhillyBooster Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:26 AM (#1603680)
The D-Rays appear to have two Travises and a Trever.
   53. Matthew Rich Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:33 AM (#1603709)
Hey Orin Incandenza, <u>IJ</u> was a fantastic book. Read it twice. Couldn't get it out of my head for months.
   54. villainx Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:34 AM (#1603711)
A couple of days ago Weekly Jounalist was commenting that Jeter is having his quintessential Jeterian year. And I posted back saying that it was slightly disappointing.

To clarify, the disappointment is that Jeter is pretty much the same player he has always been, the same hustle, the same inexplicable bunt attempts, the same inside out swing, the same everything. He's good enough to coast with whatever that it is that works for him. But he hasn't adjusted in anyway to take advantage of his other skills/strengths.

It's almost like a conscious effort on Jeter's part, that he decided to stop developing. I guess this has a lot to do with the type of player I imagine he can or should be, than being happy with whatever player he actually is. But come on, didn't every one think he would build on his peak rather than regressing to a comfortable norm.

And he's still my favorite player.
   55. villainx Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:38 AM (#1603732)
Journalist?

Come on Alex!
   56. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:38 AM (#1603733)
IJ was a fantastic book. Read it twice. Couldn’t get it out of my head for months.

That's awesome; I'm not sure I know anyone else who's gotten through it. It definitely sticks with you.
   57. . . . . . . Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:39 AM (#1603734)
GIAMBINO!
   58. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:40 AM (#1603739)
CLUTCHNESS DOES EXIST
   59. Famous Original Joe C Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:40 AM (#1603741)
STE-ROIDS!
   60. roger Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:41 AM (#1603746)
giambino!!
   61. salajander Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:42 AM (#1603756)
I was watching in PiP and not really paying too much attention, and thought Giambi's shot was a walk-off job.

Then I wondered why they were still on the field and about to pitch to Sierra....
   62. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:44 AM (#1603767)
Nice job Gathright, you useless piece of crap.
   63. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:46 AM (#1603771)
ESPN's showing the end of the game since the Sox are done, if anybody's in a non-YES area and wants to see Mo.
   64. Biff, highly-regarded young guy Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:47 AM (#1603780)
You also suck, Lugo.
   65. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:48 AM (#1603781)
Mo is getting smart. He's forcing ground balls hit right at him so the jokers up the middle can't F things up for him.
   66. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:49 AM (#1603791)
Go figure Jeter moves in to take that popup. Showboat.
   67. . . . . . . Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:50 AM (#1603796)
Big win. They could have kissed the division goodbye with a loss...
   68. Orin Incandenza Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:51 AM (#1603803)
They still can. The Wild Card is going to be tough enough, especially if some of these guys don't come back healthy.
   69. Most Favored Haitian Status Posted: September 08, 2005 at 01:54 AM (#1603815)
Go figure Jeter moves in to take that popup. Showboat.

Ladies and gentlemen, this Captain works without the aid of a middle infielder to land on!
   70. . . . . . . Posted: September 08, 2005 at 03:33 AM (#1604155)
They still can. The Wild Card is going to be tough enough, especially if some of these guys don’t come back healthy.

not with so many games left against Boston.

T-1 day until its time to break out my "Buck Foston" shirt at the Stadium. Suhweet.
   71. Mikαεl Posted: September 08, 2005 at 03:50 AM (#1604165)
Buck Foston?

Yuck foo.

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