Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Pssst: Gerrit Cole is having a Cy Young season

 




126 comments:

HoraceClarke66 said...

But tonight, we are starting Wojo from Barney Miller.

Why? And why again?

HoraceClarke66 said...

By the way, Happy Buhner Day!

This is the 33rd anniversary of him being traded for Ken Phelps.

Anonymous said...

Until his arm flies off from Boone's abuse.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Can we try Hal Linden now?

HoraceClarke66 said...

Ron Glass?

DickAllen said...

Wow. He actually got out of the first. Do you suppose he’s an opener?

HoraceClarke66 said...

And Stanton takes a strike, then swings through two, perfectly ordinary fastballs. Back to form, I see!

DickAllen said...

Why, oh why is Stanton wearing pinstripes?

DickAllen said...

sorry, that was a rhetorical question.

the good news? wojo’s went from 13.5 to 9.00 - now that’s progress!

DickAllen said...

his era, that is

HoraceClarke66 said...

By the by, Cone and Kay making much of how Wojo"s full last name ties the Yankees record for most letters in a player's name.

The other guy was Billy Knickerbocker, a reserve infielder in the 1930s.

Kay and Cone wanted to know what a "knickerbocker" is—somehow, neither had ever thought to ask—and they gave a sort of correct answer that it was a native New Yorker.

The term, in fact was popularized—and may have been invented—by the great Washington Irving, in his 1809 satire, "A History of New-York, From the Beginning of the World to the End of the Dutch Dynasty, by Diedrich Knickerbocker." Supposedly, a knickerbocker was a pair of baggy, wool pants, popular amongst our Dutch forefathers.

One of the earlier baseball clubs in New York was called the Knickerbockers. They came up with the "Knickerbocker Rules" for the game...which are, with some later adjustments, the rules under which baseball is still played.

But I digress...


HoraceClarke66 said...

Bill Knickerbocker played in all of 97 games, 1938-1940. He wasn't a bad player—hit as high as .317, one year for Cleveland—but the Yanks then barely used reserve infielders.

Nonetheless, some felt he was only on the Yanks as a living advertisement for Knickerbocker Beer, which was brewed on 92nd St. by Jacob Ruppert, and was the official beer of...the New York Giants.

Don't ask.

Anonymous said...

Gardner pulled rank in a nasty way on that flyball--he could have caused a collision. That was Florial's ball to handle if he wanted it.

Anonymous said...

This guy has NOTHING. Is his presence o the mound for the Yankees claimed to be a victory for the "scouting" camp, because it clearly has nothing to do with even simple arithmetic, much less advanced analytics. I guess that the guys who "watch the games" need new corrective lenses.

DickAllen said...

whoa - his era just dropped to 6.00

Anonymous said...

I don't think that Cashman actually consistently applies analytic methodology: otherwise, the Stanton and LeMahieu and Gardner signings would never have occurred, and Odor would not be on the team, along with Cashman's other dumpster diving acquisitions. The fact that they have a segregated analytics department should tell you all you need to know. The whole front office should be the analytics department.

Wezil1 said...

Good thing Florial didn’t hurt himself making sure he didn’t run into Grampus who called him off

Anonymous said...

Stanton is so obviously a guess hitter.

Anonymous said...

Grampus had no business forcing him to slide. The corner outfielders are supposed to yield to the centerfielder. It was a pretty pulling of rank by an insecure veteran on his last legs.

Anonymous said...

petty

Wezil1 said...

And not very good at guessing either. Do not stand near him at the roulette table

Wezil1 said...

I don’t miss Binder Joe but I do miss Sir DiDi. I also really liked Torreyes but they cashiered him too for some reason. Does anyone even know why? What happened to the Late Show?

DickAllen said...

did you see didi’s relay home? I think it bounced four times. his arm is shot.

DickAllen said...

a double steal?!?!?

who are these guys?!?!?

DickAllen said...

looks like Gleyber is finally waking up

Anonymous said...

In that case I think he just rushed the throw.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Gleyber is waking up, but at 359 feet that was a routine out in any other ballpark.

Wezil1 said...

Big Head was all excited “deep to right!” And we all know how deep is deep there. 314? Something like that

HoraceClarke66 said...

Wezil, I have to say, I wonder if Stanton can actually see the ball from that weird, protective stance of his.

I have never seen a "power hitter" take so many straight fastballs down the middle. Whatever he's guessing, he's not up there looking to hit. He's not missing with that stupid, "bus boy's swing" of his. He's simply not swinging.

Maybe he wants a raise.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Hoss,

Late to the conversation, but my great grandfather worked for Knickerbocker brewing in Troy (or thereabouts).

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Boone is TRYING to lose this game.

DickAllen said...

rufus, why is tonight different than any other night?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Sadly, it is not.

As you astutely point out.

Nearly anyone could do better than the bonehead.

DickAllen said...

he’s just in over his head

DickAllen said...

though it’s good to see some enthusiasm from the kids - not booooones idea

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Little League is over his head.

Although, I did like him better as a talking head on TV.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Dick, is it OK to call you Richie?

Publius said...

RailRiders combined no hitter over Rochester. No matter what happens in the bigs, Cash makes sure Scranton performs.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Stanton, going the other way?

Must have been a mistake.

DickAllen said...

I’m not really a dick, rufus, though some of my friends might disagree.

JM said...

Eek. We're winning.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I have 'friends' like that. They're just jealous.

OK, you're Richie from here on.

DickAllen said...

is it my imagination, or has david cone become a homer?

DickAllen said...

the real dick allen hated being called ritchie - he thought it sounded like a kids name

HoraceClarke66 said...

Cone saying that Odor is "earning his pinstripes," by hitting .296 since June 8, and "he really has to play now, doesn't he?"

Oh, Dave, poor Dave.

Do you really think guys on the Yankees get to start because they play well?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

On another note, I really didn't like that they got Orange Roughy Odor. Thought he looked like a punk with the scraggly beard and the punch incident, along with three true outcomes offense.

Then again, he's had a few articles that he is actually a great teammate (caveat emptor), has actually bunted and gets happy when teammates do well. Plus, he's hitting lately in addition to the bunts.

Yeah, he's kinda growing on me.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

OK, be a Dick if you want. And that's what I'll call you.

I've been called worse, by worse people than post here.

DickAllen said...

I know. I hate to agree, but it looks like the office boy may have found an effective and cheap lefty bat - they don’t come much cheaper than that

DickAllen said...

rufus. -there are worse people than the ones who post here?!?!?

DickAllen said...

uh oh - boy genius is thinking again

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Dick, PLENTY worse. We call them Mets fans, and the even worse racist townie asshole bahstahn fans.

ranger_lp said...

Oh NO, not Nick Nelson!!!

Leinstery said...

Can Gleyber be moved permanently to DH. Move Stanton to SS, couldn't be much worse.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Wilson didn't work at blowing the lead. Bonehead had to go to the next best option.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I'd hate to see Stanton's zone rating (or whatever the ANALyticals call it) at SS. To negative infinity, and beyond!

ranger_lp said...

Why the living fuck Nick Nelson is still on this roster?

DickAllen said...

jiminy cricket - we might lose this game without chapman breaking a sweat

HoraceClarke66 said...

So, Gleyber gets one run with his bat...and gives up two with his glove. Just the sort of player he has become.

And not only are we pitching Nick Nelson, but he's it. NO ONE up in the pen.



Rufus T. Firefly said...

One run lead in the 8th.

Is flop-sweat warming up yet?

JM said...

Boone blows.

ranger_lp said...

We're just handing the game to them on a platter...someone have a prop bet for runs Nelson is giving up this inning?

HoraceClarke66 said...

And why is it again that, in July, we did not have a starter?

DickAllen said...

fuck

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Can Stanton pitch?

Can't be worse.

HoraceClarke66 said...

No, Rufus, no one's warming up. A pretty critical game...and it's all in the hands of Nick Nelson.

Yeah, that's planning.

ranger_lp said...

And we're trying to make the playoffs?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

At least now there's an empty base when he walks Realmuto.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Wow.

You know what amazes me? It's what tender grapes these Yankees have on their roster.

Son, this is about your last time around. Come out and throw some fucking strikes. You get hit, that's how it goes. But all this ball, ball, wild pitch crap?


JM said...

Asshole manager.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Ah, good: we have the all-important, righty-lefty match-up for their best hitter!

DickAllen said...

letting nelson pitch to a lefty with a righty on deck?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Ranger, Karnak says NO.

ranger_lp said...

LOL Rufus...

TheWinWarblist said...

I am so so glad the Yankees didn't try to sign Bryce Harper when he was a free agent. Gee, what the FUCK WOULD WE DO WITH A LEFTY OUTFIELDER WHO PLAYS EVERY DAY AND WHO GETS ON BASE AND HITS FOR POWER!?!?!?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Winnie,

They would rest him when he gets hot. In an important game.

Leinstery said...

Boone is such an asshole. He'll be gone sooner or later, but Cashman is here forever and he is going to perpetually fill the manager role with assholes just like him.

DickAllen said...

thanks gleyber - nice hustle - looked like robbie the jogger on that one

ranger_lp said...

Can't anyone throw a strike anymore?

HoraceClarke66 said...

I'll say, Dick Allen!

Take a big, looping swing at a curveball and hit a weak grounder. Watch the ball rather than getting a good jump out of the box. Run hard for a few feet, then slow up well before you reach the base.

I dunno, but that would have earned me a talking-to from my Little League coach.

And this just after Gleyber had made a critical error in the field. Even Cone noted it.

DickAllen said...

and who is going to pitch the ninth? or god forbid - the tenth?

ranger_lp said...

Looks like Rolaids...

DickAllen said...

oh no - it’s going to be sweating time again

DickAllen said...

this was supposed to be a lights out bullpen?

DickAllen said...

11 walks tonight

HoraceClarke66 said...

11 walks and 1 hit batter by the Yanks' crack pitching staff tonight.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Also, the team has a 3-man bench tonight, and yet has had to rely on Nick Nelson for the 8th inning.

How the fuck do you possibly come up with that bad a roster? How do you have no bench AND no bullpen?

I know, I know: it's the magic of Brian Cashman!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Ah, like every other Yankee now, Chapman has his excuse: a bad fingernail.

Expect two more walks and the long ball.

DickAllen said...

that was a nuke laloosh!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

El Chapo must be able to afford a manicurist on his salary. Spent it on booze and women and wasted the rest.

TheWinWarblist said...

It good to see Estevan in the Bigs. Even if we all know the Yankees will fuck up his career, he probably doesn't. He was Suzyn's Star of the Game last night. Aaahh, to be young and be a Yankee!

TheWinWarblist said...

Didn't El Chapo shoot up a garage too??

ranger_lp said...

Kriske Kreme is warming up...we better win it now....

ranger_lp said...

Wow what a blunder....

Anonymous said...

Floral has overall shown good plate discipline and a good rate of contact so far. Don't fuck this up, Cashman

Leinstery said...

I believe it was he shot up the garage in an attempt to intimidate his wife, as to say "This is what'll happen to you."

DickAllen said...

it was because of him a hooting upa garage that the intern was able to acquire him so cheaply

Kevin said...

You'd think that with all the ceramic pastes and such the Yanks should have fixed up Chapman.

Leinstery said...

They have to have more outs due to baserunning miscues than they do team RBI's

DickAllen said...

he allegedly choked his girlfriend, fired a gun in the garage in domestic incident in 2015

Kevin said...

Going on contact. The Yank's epithet.

Unknown said...

FUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUCK!!!!!!!!!!

Kevin said...

I'm ready to go into the garage and fire a few clips off.....

DickAllen said...

this from cbs sports: “ 5thw reds got Right-handers Caleb Cotham and Rookie Davis, along with infielders Eric Jagielo and Tony Renda from the yankees

The Reds nearly traded Chapman to the Dodgers earlier in the offseason, but after a police report surfaced that included allegations of domestic violence against Chapman,

Rufus T. Firefly said...

What Kevin said.

That and boone sucks
ca$hman sucks worse
HAL sucks all

DickAllen said...

and then, a few months later:

Yankees closer Aroldis Chapman became the first player to be penalized under Major League Baseball's new Joint Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Child Abuse policy with Tuesday's announcement that he has been suspended for 30 regular-season games.

DickAllen said...

less than four games per bullet

HoraceClarke66 said...

How do you possibly NOT bunt Odor in the 9th? The guy's just demonstrated—twice!—that he can do it.

Why, why, why, why not go for it there? Why do you possibly want to leave the game up to Brooks Kriske?


DickAllen said...

horace, you expect boooooone to be thinking?

like a real manager?

Anonymous said...

Dumb strategy by Girardi. You have to shoot for two runs with the ghost runner. One run is just ho lb. Doing serve.

Anonymous said...

Holding serve

DickAllen said...

omg - another bunt?!?!?

ranger_lp said...

Yankees win!

ranger_lp said...

Lamarre is not wearing a buzzer....

DickAllen said...

well, at least they didn’t fuck this one

Mustang said...

Lamarre
Is a star

Anonymous said...

Oh shit. Seven year contract for LaMarre to be announced first thing in the morning.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Heddy! I mean Headley!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Nice to see someone who wants to be there, and wants to play every day.

ranger_lp said...

Maybe they should think about that Judge trade?

HoraceClarke66 said...

Well, all's well that ends well.

But I gotta say...for much of this game I was most aware of the funereal background noise from the Stadium.

Games like this—sloppy, full of distracted players, endless walks, 4 1/2 hours to play 10 innings—are going to be the death of "MLB."

Thank goodness for the call-ups.

Anonymous said...

HC 66, that pretty much describes every MLB player. Of course a career mediocrity is even more desperate to hang on.

HoraceClarke66 said...

You know, who can get up for 162 games? I understand.

But at the same time, you can't charge everybody a small fortune for the game and have them keep coming back to this sort of performance.

The game has to move faster, and these guys have to find some way to stay motivated. If not, there's going to be a whole lot less money to pass around, very soon.

Wezil1 said...

Ma Boone and the front office just marvel that these Railriders can play baseball at all instead of realizing that young players are the way the Rays and the Red Sux are putting their rosters together. You watch- they will send down all of them when they get a chance. Most will be traded or be left to rot down there until they are 32

ranger_lp said...

@Wezil1....+100

Anonymous said...

Paging Mr. Park, Mr. Park;
Sir your limo to Scranton awaits.
No sir, you are driving it.

The Archangel

JimmyEatsHotDogs said...

Please FEDEX me a gallon of the Kool-Aid you are drinking!