Archive for the ‘New York Yankees’ Category

The Universe is aligning itself

June 18, 2009

Some interesting stuff happened in the baseball world last night. These included David Ortiz raising his average to .213(!) – with three runs and a double, Brad Penny taking a liner off the chest and brushed it off like a fly and then kept pitching, Brad Penny winning his 100th game, the Red Sox having their 500th consecutive sellout, Roy Halladay – arguably the best pitcher in the MLB – got put on the DL, effectively ending the Blue Jay’s chance of winning this season, the Pirates are only three (3) games under .500 (almost halfway through the season! this could be Pittsburgh’s year), and the “mighty” Yankees took one on the chin from the Nationals, whose win last night accounted for 5.8% of their total season wins (to put that in perspective, one win is only 2.5% of the Red Sox’s wins and 3.2% of the Pirates’ – the Nats only have 17 wins now). The baseball gods are smiling down upon the North End Zone today. Go and sacrifice a hotdog.

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Your tears sustain me

June 13, 2009

Keep crying Joe, it won’t get old.

A baseball official told 1050 ESPN Radio in New York that the Yankees called the commissioner’s office Friday to ask that Brad Penny be suspended for hitting Alex Rodriguez in the back during the first inning of Thursday night’s Red Sox win.

“Penny’s control was pretty good,” Girardi said. “I thought it was on purpose.”

Yankees pitchers have hit Red Sox players nine times this season. Rodriguez was the third Yankee to be plunked. After Rodriguez was hit, the teams were warned and there were no further incidents. The Red Sox are 8-0 against the Yankees this year. The teams don’t meet again until Aug. 6 at Yankee Stadium.

Yeah, the Red Sox have hit the Yankees a third of the times the Yankees have hit the Sox, everyone in the world knows that Joba headhunts Youk every game he pitches against him, yet Brad Penny should be the one suspended. Gotta love ’em and their drunken logic.

Gloatin’ time

June 12, 2009

From the New York Daily News:

BOSTON – If the Yankees and Red Sox are headed for a date with destiny in the ALCS as many believe, then Boston should start making World Series plans.

Like I always said, when the going gets tough for New York sports teams, their fans and the media shit on them harder than the elephant that killed his zookeeper with poo. Not only are they only two games back (IN JUNE), but they were playing at Fenway, away from home, in one of most hostile environments for them. That’s like if UVa was good (try to imagine…we’re in pretend world now) and the Hokies went and lost at Scott Stadium (still pretend world) in the third week and then shat on the rest of their season. OK back to real world.

But enough of the feigned sympathy. The Sox crushed them (spirit-wise, it was a one-run game and the Sox had to come back down two). The Sox are now 8-0 on the season against them and 9-0 dating back to last year. The Sox play them 19 times this season, so the way I look at it is, all I want is at least two more wins, and we won the season series against them putting us in a better position for the post season. Of course I want more than two wins, but I will be happy with the fact that we took 8 straight in 2009 from them, home and away. Oh and Papi hit two home runs this series, doubling his season total. Hopefully this is the start of something beautiful. Who knew that playing the Yankees would be the swift kick in the pants he needed (fingers crossed) to get going. Also, Boston’s pitching is lights out. Rotation and bullpen. Suck on that one, rest of the league.

On a side note: NBA season is almost over!! In the words of CGally: WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Also, the Pirates are only 4 games under .500 and 5 games out of first place in their division. Could this year be it?

Sportsgasm

June 9, 2009

Let’s look at the lineup for tonight:

  • NBA Finals game 3
  • Stanley Cup Final Game Game 6
  • Phillies v. Mets
  • Yankees v. Red Sox

If you don’t have your popcorn ready tonight, I’m sending TO after you.

It seems like the sports gods have decided that today is a good day to make television into a sports clusterf@*k. And it doesn’t really get any calmer until next week. Needless to say there will be more bball, and the Stanley Cup could go to a Game 7, but the main draw is that after the Yankees/Red Sox and Phils/Mets series we do a little switcheroo and we have a subway series going down in the Bronx as well as what some are saying could be a World Series preview between the Phightin’s and the Sox.

So pick something to watch tonight, because there will be a quiz tomorrow. If you want to see some (fingers crossed) magic, watch the best rivalry in sports, because my boy Beckett is on the hill, and he means business.

Make sure you’ve got some ice ready, Baltimore

May 21, 2009

Well, the Orioles are up in the Bronx trying to avoid the sweep that will inevitably take place tonight, but we have a side story that may prove to be more interesting that the final score of the game. That is, if it pans out like we want it to.

Joba “Bush League” Chamberlain is the starting pitcher tonight, and Aubrey “The Beast” Huff is in the lineup. If you don’t remember, the last time Joba pitched against the Orioles, Huff took him deep and then threw a fist pump right in his face as he rounded first and then again at home. Joba said something to the extent of “he can do whatever he wants, he hit a home run off of me”. That was in Camden yards. Now they’re in Yankee Stadium. We’ll see if Joba really meant what he said or if he was just a pansy/scared to retaliate in the Orioles home park. The option of him actually being that mature and humble does not exist.

I personally think that he is going to throw at Huff’s head and then act like he didn’t mean it and that “the ball got away”, but then again, it’s become standard fare for the umps to warn both sides before a Joba start, so he risks getting tossed early in the game if he really does in fact let the ball get away. Tough shit, though, that’s what you get for being a headhunter. Hopefully, if Joba throws at Huff or one of the Orioles, they decide to sack up and go after him, as we watch him scurry off the mound and into center field like a scared little chihuahua. Tune in and see, bitches.