Saturday, September 3, 2022

Game 133: Oh, the humanity


AboveAverage said...

If only the Hindenburg had "gone up" in the Bronx instead of Lakehurst, New Jersey.

That would be the only way to make your graphic choice for today's game thread more Perfect than it already is, STANG.

Great Job

HoraceClarke66 said...

Weird thing about the Hindenburg? Most of the people on board survived.

What must that have been like? You go running up to the car where your friends or relatives are waiting: "Um, well, hey, I guess there's no luggage. You eat yet?"

HoraceClarke66 said...

Oh, and on Mickey Rourke:

—Diner, of course, an outstanding movie, and one that was a career launching pad for almost everybody in it, even in small supporting roles.


—The Wrestler.

And yeah, Angelheart was kind of fun in an utterly ridiculous way.

HoraceClarke66 said...

And Judge batting first? At this point, WTFN? Bat him first the rest of the way, maximize his at-bats for the home-run chase.

It's the only thing that will mean anything, the rest of the way.

Publius said...

Ricky Ricardo on the radio call. If this doesn't work, nothing will.

Publius said...

Yanks had 1st and 3d, 1 out. It's the Yankees, double play, right? No, no. Not this time...

Platoni said...

A bunt?! What is this novel idea?

Doug K. said...

I've got an idea - They should fire Boone.

Hinkey Haines said...

I don’t know if it’s harder to watch, or turn away. There’s a mesmerizing quality to the utter & awful ineptitude that’s overtaken this team.

AboveAverage said...
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AboveAverage said...

Here's a fun game - whenever they show Boone chewing gum in the dugout, try to sync up your chews with his. Extra points if you can blow a bubble at the same time he does.

Platoni said...

Take a shot of bourbon if you sync, or a shot if you don't. Then take one if there's no Boone on the screen. The only way to enjoy this dreck

Doug K. said...

It has gotten so bad that the "Audi Electric Moment" is the opposing pitcher (Kluber) pitching ano hitter for us last year.

I suppose it's better than seeing Stanton's bloop hit followed by him being thrown out trying to steal.

AboveAverage said...

Full disclosure:

I care about people.

I really do.

Human beings are sensitive, fragile life forms that struggle every day to make it through their days OK.

Life isn't easy. It's tough.

And most of us do the best that we can.

To quote Macbeth:

Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player,
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage,
And then is heard no more.

Shakespeare went on . . .

It is a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury.

I bring this up because as I watch today's game and I see that WE STILL HAVEN'T SCORED A RUN, I am reminded of that wonderfully idiotic interview that Dillon Lawson gave just before the start of the season.

You'all know it by now:

Hit strikes hard.

Exit Velo

and of course . . .

"When we swing, we want to swing at strikes. When we swing at strikes, we’re likely to make more contact. When we make more contact, we’re likely to hit the ball harder, When we make hard contact, if we can, we would like to hit it over the infield. Sometimes we would like to hit it over the outfield, over the outfield fence. All of that works.”

Well - Ladies and Gentlemen - That just ain't happening.

I sincerely hope that Dillon Lawson is more successful in his next job.

Whatever that job may be.

Doug K. said...

Mr. Bosch -

You will be missed.

After all...

Eygene, az zey veynen nit, farkrimen zey zich chotshbe.

As to Hal Steinbrenner...

Far gelt bakumt men alts, nor keyn sechel nit.

Auf Wiederseh’n to you too.

Joe of AZ said...

Fuck this... watching the Orioles

Publius said...

"The freefall continues"- Ricky Ricardo, Sept 2, 2022

Celerino Sanchez said...

I'm just wondering could this be the end of HOF Cashman. Unless he is secretly married to Hal, there is no way he survives this debacle.

AboveAverage said...

AB - if you're still along the periphery - I can say that I was one of those newish internet friends that you didn't call out in your post.

Best of Luck in your travels and remember your avatar's three famous quotes if you ever get into trouble:




DickAllen said...



But I feel your pain.

It is my daily hope that the entire organization goes down in flames. Every night I pray to the Almighty Juju that the Yankees immolate like no other team in history. And in the end it is futile. Even that epic, colossal failure will not help us. Hope against hope, prayer against prayer, to a spectacular, failing end.

It is over. There will only be ashes to stir.

BTR999 said...

Now that he’s gone
All that’s left is a Banda gold.

A little gallows (Gallo’s?) humor for the occasion of the team’s decease.
I’ll let myself out Gentlemen.

DickAllen said...

A viking funeral, Bosch. That would be perfect.

Kate Smith is the perfect woman for the role.

Even is she happens to be as dead as this team.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Aw, Bosch! C'mon. Even if your heart has gone to another team, check back in here from time to time, at least. We're all we've got!

The people who run this team, the people who run all the teams have always been rotten to the core. The ones who ran the Yankees just happened to have been more competent rotters, in a day when there were, at least, reward for competence.

Well, that day has passed—in everything, and all over the world, it seems. But hey, there's still us!

There was a big dispute in baseball a few years ago, about who the game "is," and Bill James got into a lot of trouble by saying it wasn't the players. It was a dumb controversy—but I don't think what he said was wrong. That was essentially, 'The game is the game, and we're all just passing through it.'

Amen—and at its heart is the camaraderie, the friendship we all develop sharing our devotion as fans. That's all that remains—and nothing else. Come back and see us sometime!

13bit said...

Bless you, Hoss…

Ken of Brooklyn said...

All of us here cherish the garden of earthly delights that you bring to the site! But I completely understand, I can hardly listen to broadcasts of this team, and that's knowing that it's The Master's last hurrah. I also have the same profound pessimism that with Hal at the helm, absolutely nothing will change, and that's by design. With Hal and his trusty sidekick Cashman doing his bidding, we are destined to endure this horrific Groundhog Day of a season over and over and over again.

I too check in every day, usually a few times during the day, just to see what you all have written as it greatly informs AND provides what little comedic solace I can take away from this monstrosity.




Oasisdave said...

Lol, they should just roll over and die already

DickAllen said...

Too late for that Dave. They're already dead.

Oasisdave said...

Lol, how could I not have seen that?

HoraceClarke66 said...

Thanks, Bitty. And how're you feeling? How are the olfactory senses faring?

HoraceClarke66 said...

And by the by, I would say there are/were occasional exceptions to the "rotters" rule.

Branch Rickey, though a tightwad, did us all a great service. People like Stick Michael seem to be have been stand-up guys. Joan Payson sounds like a hoot.

There have been a few others. But for the most part, yeah, the people who run sports teams are royal dicks. More's the pity, that they don't even know how to have fun with their money.

The Archangel said...

YES broadcasters;

"Sound and fury."

"Signifying Nothing"



Cashman, tell us again who you would rather have at SS.

As per my vow, I did not watch the game. Not even a replay of Judge's HR.

More fun watching SU beat LU.

Stang said...

Adieu, Bosch! Please check back in and say hi. Can you tell us who this fun team you're following is? I might be in the market.