Friday, April 17, 2009

Game 11: Afternoon Delight

I titled this post sarcastically, because it really pisses me off that I've been at work during so many Yankee games this year already (I think this is the 5th?). I guess that's what happens when the Yanks take part in 4 Opening Days. But why today? A Friday night would seem like a good time to have the first regular season game under the lights.

It has to destroy the ratings for YES when a humongous proportion of the audience is trapped at work and can't even watch on MLB.tv due to the asinine blackout restrictions. Perhaps they have a gloomier unemployment estimate than the ones I've seen?

Sorry, that's all I've got time for.

You know the deal... use this for the game thread and such.

53 comments:

  1. Odds we hear the "We Want Swisher" chant today: 20-1.

    Too high?

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  2. Much too high. If there is any sort of a bullpen implosion, it is most certainly making an appearance.

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  3. Hey, I hate my job too! What are the odds of that?

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  4. Not a great start for Joba, but looks like we are climbing back into this.

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  5. Swish almost got an "It is high/caught" there

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  6. if you really hate your job, this would have been a better music video choice http://schiff-happens.blogspot.com/2009/03/walking-to-work-uphill-in-snow-both.html

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  7. Melky? He's still in the league?

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  8. I guess he is... Apparently my hitman owes me my $10,000 back.

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  9. LETS RESSURRECT THE JOBA STARTER/RELIEVER DEBATE!!!! Can someone in the press box punch this toolbag of a guest in the face? Where the fuck is Mark Feinsand?

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  10. Carlos from WCBS 8804/17/09, 2:35 PM

    /Punches guy in the face

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  11. Can't blame the bullpen this time.

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  12. Two days in a row, I leave for a meeting and come back just in time to see the collapse.

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  13. The message is clear, Laura. You've obviously got your priorities flipped.

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  14. The first time in a while that the Yanks busted out Coke and he didn't blow it.

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  15. Yes, if only the Yankees could 1) win 2) give me health insurance and 3) pay my mortgage - then I'd be all set to quit my job and focus on watching the team.

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  16. Could somebody punch Hank/Hal in the face instead? kthx

    I like it when Gardner leads off.

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  17. @Jay - I see what you did there. Nice.

    @Grib - I'm down to punch Hank in the mouth but don't want to burn my hand on his cigarette.

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  18. That's why god invented the donkey punch.

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  19. I thought Anne Hathaway was why God invented the Donkey Punch...

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  20. http://vids.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=vids.individual&VideoID=795439

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  21. It's only a song, so don't get too excited.

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  22. I'm sorry, do I detect the Backstreet Boys playing over the PA between innings??

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  23. Dontcha know...

    Attaboy Robbie.

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  24. "It is high! It is far! It is gone! Into the second deck."

    Oh no.

    "A home run from Cano!"

    Please... please just don't. Just let it go this one ti-

    "A-Robbie Cano, doncha know!"

    Dammit.

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  25. It was a nice thought, Grib. Maybe next time...

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  26. I actually like Sterling, but every single player to ever wear pinstripes doesn't need their own catch phrase.
    [/rant]

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  27. I hear you on that one. "The Melk Man delivers" is pretty fucking egregious.

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  28. Suck it, Vinnie Chulk.

    I love it when (opposing) pitchers make throwing errors.

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  29. Rant totally justified. He's (more than) kind of a douche in person though. Meanwhile, I have no idea wtf just happened, but we're all tied up!

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  30. @ Schiff, thanks for spoiling it apparently my MLB.TV is on delay.

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  31. OK, let's see how far we can drive this one into the ground. I'll start:
    (ahem)

    "It's a blast to Branson, from Cody Ransom!"

    "Yes, we Shelly DunCAN!"

    [If it's an NL game]"It went thattaway, courtesy of Demaso Marte!"

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  32. Brian Bruney: Svelt Strikeout Machine.

    He's literally averaging 2K/IP

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  33. @Laura when the Yanks tie it up, that moment can't be spoiled.

    Apologies.

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  34. No biggie. I can't expect people to not comment until I've seen the feed. Though, I wish I had that type of power.

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  35. And my man-crush on Jeter intensifies by 0.02%

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  36. So, should I just assume there's a right field jet stream at the new place?

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  37. http://tr.youtube.com/watch?v=3eJZBnzc3Q8

    Gotta Get To Mo

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  38. Derek Jeter is fucking gangster!

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  39. Ben Francisco needs a neck massage.

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  40. Informal Poll Time! I'm going to Fenway next weekend for the game...Will I die if I wear Yankee Stuff? I say I will be left alone (I've done Boston Bars during the playoffs wearing a Clemens shirt) others say I'll get eaten alive. Thoughts?

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  41. I would figure you'd end up somewhere in between. You're not gonna get killed simply because you're a woman, but you'll probably take a decent amount of abuse. The most important thing to remember is don't be intimidated. The Evil Empire backs down to no one, least of all the (ESPN-created) Red Sox Nation... what a bunch of bullshit that is.

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  42. Yea, I'm more concerned about my friend (a male red sox fan) having to defend me or take shit because of my presence. I say I'm charming and will win them all over!

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  43. Not total bullshit so much as "A Nation of people who thought 'E6' was how you got a Snickers bar" before 2004.

    If Babe Ruth is the eternal face of the Yankees, the eternal face of RSN is Jimmy Fallon.

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  44. Either that or you just say screw it, his problem! What? I mean I know he's your friend, but he's still a Sox fan, he deserves it. I make no apologies. Lets go MO!

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  45. I went to school in Boston, Laura, and I can tell you it's really not that bad. Wear your garb, and wear it proud. I wouldn't talk a whole lot of shit, but the era of Red Sox Nation has really tamed the crowds.

    Your friend will probably catch some flak, but the fact that you are together will work to your advantage.

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  46. Oh, and go for it, Laura.

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  47. @Grib - +1 for the vending machine reference. Outstanding.

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  48. Yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yesyes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes.

    Thuuuuuuu

    Yankeeeeeesss

    Winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  49. I knew you would all agree with me! I've done it at the bars just never at the Park. But you've sold me.

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  50. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fINd9Z3U2TQ

    Shake what your mama gave you, Big John.

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  51. @Jay
    " Thuuuuuuu

    Yankeeeeeesss

    Winnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!!!!!!!!!!!!"


    That's one I never get tired of hearing.

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