Sunday, July 31, 2022

Drunk Blog continues: It's the scariest day in the Yankiverse: Cashman's Deadline of Brinksmanship

 Let the record show that, on the last day for trades, the Yankees had the best record in baseball.

But they still couldn't beat Houston.  


Today brings Cooperstown Cashman's final hours before the trade deadline. 

God help us.

88 comments:

Kevin said...

Duque, I do believe that the trading deadline is 6pm on Tuesday. Time to circle them wagon, pass the ammunition, make plenty of biscuits.

AboveAverage said...

And this why it is called a drunken blog, Kevin.

In el duque's defense I will also add that the deadline is Tuesday at 6pm, ET - so 3pm PT by most people's watches (those who watches and/or brains of those that wear them) WORK.

And yes - I do mean people that wear watches, brains and/or both.

Carry on, Gentlemen.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Please make it a real pitcher and not a Ca$hmoney dumpster dive reclamation project.

Who know how low they'll go in the food stamps food chain, knowing they'll need to pony up a lot more for a certain large outfielder next year.

And please, not the second coming of Babe Ruth. Unless they get him for the same package of nobodies that they packaged for the other Babe. Or straight up for Glass Man (just kidding, Owsley's dead, so no-one can be that high anymore).

Gleyber for Soto would be good too.

AboveAverage said...

Rufus - how's that stomach and interstate doing?

In some parts of the world, people do use Pepto B in their coffee instead of cream.

(although it sure has a funky look to it)

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Coffee with no additives.

Didn't have kosher dogs nearby, so I had a couple of ones that inexplicably seemed to be lacking in rat feces.

No signs of rat pox yet.

Bummed that Judge was DHing since we were right on the wall. Couple of kids behind us would come down between innings to try to get Callo to throw them a ball during warmups.

I asked them why they wanted a ball from him? They said they know he sucks , but that they just wanted a ball. Smart kids.

borntorun999 said...

Morning All,

Yes Tues. is deadline this year. Not sure why they purged it back a bit this year…
Don’t think we’ll see much activity today, but tomorrow PM into Tuesday should be active.
Still bummed we didn’t get Castillo, I’m sure they wanted Volpe. He’s doing fine for a 21 y/o in AA, but who knows how he’ll be in MLB. I suppose the next target would be Montas. He’s good, but will hebe a difference maker in Oct.? I wish we had seen the W boys (Wesnewski, Waldichuk, Weissert) in July, we’d have a better idea of where we stand.

Miguel Andujar, good luck and Godspeed.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And yeah, 999, yet another reason why we should have just signed Correa or Seagar. Then Volpe would have been completely expendable.

JM said...

I've been erased. I'm in the club!

Stang said...

Erased, JM? Did you have a comment disappear?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

JM,

You are number 6.

JM said...

Yes, Mustang.i think it also happened quite a while ago, before I started seeing other people mentioning it, but I the time I just chalked it up to internet weirdness. It's been a pretty long time until it happened today.

If I ever said anything uniquely brilliant, it would matter. But since I don't....

JM said...

At the time

Joe Formerlyof Brooklyn said...


JM: I follow your words as Gospel. Seriously.

Gallo is not in the lineup today. Resting before an exhausting day of anticipating a trade? Or just The Nightmare That Boone Forgot?

JM said...

We should get Robertson back. Big year at 37, and the bullpen would be truly scary with him.

I'm watching Plays of the Week and a lot of the plays remind me of something Joe D once said. Which was, that a lot of these spectacular diving, leaping plays wouldn't be necessary if the outfielder had correctly judged and ran properly to the ball. Joe didn't make a lot of highlight type of plays because he made it look elegant and easy.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Very true, JM!

Benn watching "The Captain"—very enjoyable, and occasionally heartbreaking (just watched the episode where they showed exactly how much that guy on AZ would've been out if Brosius had looked to first), and clutch as Jeter's hit was off Pedro to start the 2003 comeback, Trot Nixon is really playing him in too far.

Happens a lot, even in big situations.

Doug K. said...

Nice picture of Arnold Stang.

borntorun999 said...

Tampa Bay acquires David Peralta for young minor league catcher

Stang said...

I couldn't find a bad one, Doug.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Guys really came to play today.

borntorun999 said...

You mean the Royals?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Either that or dominoes.

AboveAverage said...

who who who?

LaMahieu

that's who

Mildred Lopez said...


The Greinke Grunt

Carl J. Weitz said...
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Carl J. Weitz said...

I remember Stang doing those Chunky commercials as a little kid. Or as he might have pronounced in his strong Brooklyn accent," commoyshal".
"Chunky....what a chunk of chocolate!"

https://youtu.be/Jpg2liApM0A

Delete

Joe of AZ said...

Royals out there walking Benintendi likes A-rod

JM said...

I was out walking and grocery shopping, and on the way home I passed Philip Glass on lower 2nd Ave. I told my sister and she said, "Was he walking monotonously?"

Family of wiseasses...

JM said...

When I was working in advertising, I'd write funny radio spots whenever possible and cast some of my youthful favorites. Like Arnold Stang, once. And Carl Ballantine. And Bob and Ray, for whom I wrote a takeoff of the Komodo Dragon bit.

It was fun.

JM said...

Went to a music session for a Perdue TV commercial I wrote, and who shows up among the musicians but Ron Carter playing standup bass. I was floored.

JM said...

I directed those radio spots, too. They'd do one take and I'd be smiling and saying, "that was great!"

Rizzzzzzzzzzzz!!!!!!!

Doug K. said...

JM,

That's cool. What was the product for Carl Ballantine?

ranger_lp said...

The Royals are turrible....just turrible...

Doug K. said...

This team has a lot of Italians.

Gallo
Maranachio
Rizzo
Benintendi

JM said...

I think that was a Jersey energy company, Doug. When competition against the utility monopolies was first allowed.

JM said...

Wish I had recordings of all those spots. Lost to time and moves.

TheWinWarblist said...

Okay, look, I've been really busy. I'm sorry I haven't been around to drench The Blog in profanity. I'll do better, you fucking delightful sexy Commentariat fuckers.

Doug K. said...

I know the feeling...

JM said...

Marinacchio fucking up.

TheWinWarblist said...

Fucking double fucking pay after making me very fucking angry!

DickAllen said...


As much as I hate everything associated with Boston,

RIP Bill Russell. The greatest of the greats.

JM said...

You fucking said it.

JM said...

And you too, Dick.

TheWinWarblist said...

DO NOT WALK BOBBY WITT JR, YOU TURD!

Stang said...

JM, those stories are fabulous. Stang? Carl Ballantine? Ron Carter? Holy cow!

TheWinWarblist said...

Yes, RIP Bill Russell. And also RIP to the great Nichelle Nichols.

JM said...

Them were the days, alright.

JM said...

Oh no! Not Uhuru!!?

TheWinWarblist said...

HITTING WALK BOBBY WITT JR WITH A PITCH IS NOT ANY BETTER, CLAY TURD!!

JM said...

Holmes really off today.

JM said...

Fuck.

DickAllen said...


JM, you said it

HoraceClarke66 said...

Finally got somebody up in the pen. Oh, great: game over!

TheWinWarblist said...

You colossal fucking fuck fuckface fucker.

Doug K. said...

uh oh....

HoraceClarke66 said...

Yet another sign of a badly run team is when you keep getting beat by one of the very few people on the other team who can beat you.

JM said...

Yep

JM said...

The worst thing about the Royals taking the lead is that we have to suffer Kay saying, "Do the Yankees have a rally in their bones?!?!?"

God, I hate that.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Great. Bring in Luetge for the last out.

Games like this are going to kill our sport. 4:15 of play and counting, and about 10 minutes worth watching.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Royals have scored 15 runs on the weekend. 6 of them—40 percent—came on 3-run homers by Perez, a catcher who just came back to the team. Brilliant pitch placement and strategy.

JM said...

Our entire bullpen is failing on the same day.

JM said...

Lugnut can't throw a strike.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And Luetge with the opening walk. So much for getting that first lefty, master strategist.

Kay now telling us they have nobody left in the pen, "if they tie the game." Yeah, that ain't happenin'. But more brilliance all around.


TheWinWarblist said...

Fuck fuck fuck fuck fuck ufck fufkcufufuck!!!!!

JM said...

Judge can't do it again. It's just too unlikely. Isn't it?

JM said...

Nice try.

JM said...

First and second and Gleyber.

Local Bargain Jerk said...


Gleyber Day....not

DickAllen said...


Say it Win

JM said...

Crap.

AboveAverage said...

Here come the trades . . . . .

(prepare your minds gentlemen )

TheWinWarblist said...

Fuck.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Looked like Judge juuuuust missed it. Gleyber, I had no hope.

But really, it was the pitching that lost this very winnable game.

AboveAverage said...

No Sherlock in today's Holmes . . . .

DickAllen said...


Thank you Win. My sentiments exactly.

EBD said...

Karma's a bitch, Mustang.

Kevin said...

JM,hilarious comment your sister made regarding Phillip Glass! Is your brother Steven Wright?

Kevin said...

Duque, sorry for the fax pas on the first comment, way too early😣

borntorun999 said...

Someone needs to explain why we get beat by the other teams big hitter so often. Why do we never pitch around them?

borntorun999 said...

And yes RIP Bill Russell. Those were the days when I actually watched the NBA.

EBD said...
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EBD said...

As I have previously prophesied, the Yankees are on the verge of a historic collapse. They are 5-6 since the All-Star break, with their only victories coming againt mediocre-to-poor teams (Baltimore and Kansas City); they were handily swept by the good teams they faced (Astros and Mets).

After a first half of flukey prosperity (several so-so guys and one star having great first halves together), they are now poised to regress to the mean--roughly .500 ball--for the stretch run as they face a month of mostly serious competitors. By September, when they finally get a reprieve with the likes of Texas, Oakland, and LAA, they will be bloodied and bowed, bathed in the usual late-season sweat of disappontment and reeling from the toxic fumes of fan and media derision, with only John and Suzyn dutifully insisting that the Titanic is unsinkable. The Yankees will hobble to a postseason berth from which they will no doubt be rudely ousted in the first round or two.

Just look at the drab lineup: one authentic star amid the usual preponderance of worn and slowing over-thirty retreads, the vitality and hope of athleticism and youth buried in Scranton, and a mound staff full of arms poised to fly off in all the wrong directions thanks to a season's worth of Boone's overuse and bullpen mismanagement.

Get ready for the guns of August--they all have the interlocking NY in their crosshairs.

AboveAverage said...

And yes, YES - RIP Nichelle Nichols - open a channel to the other worlds . . . . she lived long and prospered

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I can't imagine what Russell went through playing his entire career in Boston. Winning helps a lot.

AboveAverage said...

JM - I used to walk by Mr Glass's townhouse all the time whilst I was still a fully functional New Yawkah.

Then the BIZ ripped me up from my roots and I went west . . .

(not Don West or Adam West)

There were a few sightings of the man as well.

EBD said...
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EBD said...

I've seen an unseemly number of stones thrown by people here who seem to venerate Glass houses.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Russell was a true immortal.

And I think you're right, Barney. Coops had all July to find out about this team—to find out if Miggy, Florial, and all the Ws down in Scranton could fill the holes.

Instead, he decided to wait and see if Gallo, Crusty Donaldson, and the current pen could turn it around. Well, now he knows—and now there's no cure to be found in the marketplace.

JM said...

Same old shit, different year.