Monday, June 29, 2009
The great Marino Rivera earned his 500th career save last night, helping the Yankees sweep the Mets at their own ballpark. 500 saves. That's more games than three FULL SEASONS of baseball. Unreal. There's nothing else that really needs to be said, except "Thank you" to the great, great Mo.
Thursday, June 25, 2009
National League baseball sucks. What's so great about seeing a guy that absolutely can't hit at all come to the plate? Fans of NL ball always talk about "the strategy." Give me a f-ing break. Let's say it's a 1-1 game in the 6th inning, you've got a guy on second, and the pitcher is due up. Here is the f-ing strategy: "Hmm ... what's the best way to screw myself over here? Do I take the guy who's pitching great out of the game for a pinch-hitter, or do I let him hit and totally squander my chance to take the lead?" You can have that crap. I'll take a big slugging DH any day. It was funny seeing Mo hit last night, but I'm glad he got out. Remember how Wang got hurt last year? It's all nonsense. I hate the National League.
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Though it's discussed all the time on WFAN and in the New York papers, we haven't discussed it here. At one time, I was strongly in favor of having Joba Chamberlain become a starter. I thought he had too much talent to be wasted as a middle relief guy, and considering how bad the rotation was in 2008, we needed him to start. Now, I've changed. I think he's better off in the bullpen. How do YOU feel about this? Should Joba stay in the rotation or move back to the pen?
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The great and mighty Washington Nationals - considered to be one of the worst baseball teams of all-time - just took two of three from the Yankees at home. I could not name you one guy on their entire team, and they kicked our ass. Joba, though not awful, loses again. Gardner nearly knocks himself out cold. A-Rod continues to struggle. Swept by Boston, then very, very lucky to have gotten two of three from the Mets ... and now this. The hot streak of May and early June is cleary over. We need to crank it up again. Now.
One of our more frequent comment posters wants to discuss Yankees pitching coach Dave Eiland. His thoughts: "I'm calling for Dave Eiland's head. There has got to be an internal problem with this Yankee pitching staff. We have three top starters - Sabathia, Wang and Burnett - and none of them, short of Sabbathia, can pitch all of a sudden. What is going on here?" Joba has also struggled, as has most of the bullpen this season. Any thoughts on Eiland?
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
To the surprise of absolutely no one, it was announced today that Sammy Sosa used performance-enhancing drugs. So, Barry Bonds, Mark McGwire and Sosa were all cheats. Hey, we all enjoyed the big home run boom of 1998, but it's now pretty much a joke. Don't be surprised if Yankee great Roger Maris is once again declared the single-season home run champ sometime within the next few years, and Hank Aaron is again declared the all-time home run king. Who knows? Maybe all of this will actually help get Roger Maris into the Hall of Fame. All he did was hit more home runs than anybody ever did in a single season, win the A.L. MVP Award twice, play Gold Glove defense in the outfield and help his team win World Championships. That'd get my vote.
Saturday, June 13, 2009
OK, so last night's game vs. the Mets was a poorly played, poorly pitched mess at times, but damn ... what an ending! Wow! Unreal! Can you believe Tex scored all the way from first? Give him credit for the hustle. Nice that he and Matsui went yard, too. The truth is, I really don't dislike the Mets and actually feel a little bad for this guy. It's Met fans that annoy me, so I think we should all be joyful that they are feeling very low, downtrodden, humiliated and defeated today. And hell, what kind of Yankees blog would this be without posting this photo?
Here is the crazy video:
Friday, June 12, 2009
Look at the two clowns in these photos. One guy looks like "Charo" in his ridiculous batting stance and the other guy looks like a poster boy for Ex-Lax. These bozos are now 8-0 against the Yankees this year. What did Yoda say? "Much anger there is in him." Yes, especially when "Youk" got a gift of a call last night on what should have been strike three. Maybe the ump was too distracted by why a guy in the batter's box was gyrating like a stripper. Most of the anger right now, however, is aimed at the Yanks themselves. They always beat up on the peons of the league, yet still can't play with the big boys.
Monday, June 1, 2009
Funny how, only a month ago, when you watched the Yanks, you expected them to lose, and now you expect them to win. Here's some highlights of what's up with the Yanks:
1. Team is in first place, alone, for the first time since 2006.
2. Team has won 14 of last 18 games. They are a fun and loose bunch that seem to enjoy playing together and hanging out off the field.
3. Team , labeled by many as "old and slow" plays great defense and has tied an all-time major league record for consecutive games (17) without an error.
4. Mariano Rivera and Andy Pettite just broke the all-time record for pitchers that have combined to win and save games together (58). Love those guys.
5. Texiera still on fire.
6. A-Rod getting into a groove. Picked average up about 80 points this week.
7. Wang decent in last bullpen appearance.
8. CC really looking good.
9. Jorge - the fieriest player on the team - back off the DL and playing great. Our leader has returned, yet in his absence, we discovered Francisco Cervelli can play. A win-win for the Yanks.
10. Naysayers and those that dislike the Yanks have been forced to shut the f-up, or just talk about the wind at the new stadium.
And on we roll ...
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