Sunday, October 23, 2022

ALCS Game 4: Paging Dr. Kevorkian















RAINOUT THEATER: Sam Peckingpah's The Westerner, starring Brain Keith. Season One, Episode One. Peckinpah had earlier created The Rifleman, a darned good show; years later he gained fame as the bloodthirsty director of The Wild Bunch, a darned good movie.

197 comments:

AboveAverage said...

But Kevorkian looks so much happier in that photo than I feel right now.

JM said...

If the game goes as expected, you might want to know that there's a new Doctor Who episode on BBC America at 8:00.

AboveAverage said...

Or you can ketchup on your reading:

https://www.si.com/mlb/yankees/.amp/news/new-york-yankees-josh-donaldson-didnt-feel-bad-with-how-he-played-in-game-3-alcs-houston-astros

Publius said...

Bryce Harper wanted to be a Yankee. Brian Cashman preferred Giancarlo Stanton.

Doug K. said...

As Harper hits the clutch HR to put Philadelphia 3 outs from the WS.

He wanted to be a Yankee but Brain knew better. We had Hicks, and Frazier so there was no room for him. What a putz!

Doug K. said...

Robertson in for the save.

Hinkey Haines said...

Cashman has always been good at avoiding those albatross contracts. We should be grateful he avoided the train wreck that Bryce Harper has become.

Doug K. said...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k_H_Suj7SEs

I forgot who posted this before but here is Bill Burr's Philly Rant

Publius said...

First few breaking balls from Robertson were filthy. Then he lost it completely. Tough game to predict, baseball.

Publius said...

Fun afternoon of baseball. A great example of how exviting and riveting the game can be. A well played, high stakes game full of tension and drama. And tonight the antithesis, Brian Cashman's New York Yankees.

JM said...

Boone told Suzyn that there are times when you struggle and you have to get through it.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Great song, Anon!

HoraceClarke66 said...

And guys, guys. Whattaya talkin' about? Why, if the Yanks had Bryce Harper hitting behind Judge, just think how many more runs they would score, and how long the games would go.

Cashman is just looking out for our sleep!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Jets are winning on the road, after the Giants won on the road. Could it be that NYC's 2 football teams will be a combined 11-3?

What alternate universe have we wandered into?

Mildred Lopez said...


I'm glad the Phillies won. I lived in South Jersey 30 years, still have old friends there.

Tonight? Hopefully they'll put a pillow over our face, end it quietly. I'm re-watching the Chipmunks - Minnesota.

Our daughter plays bassoon in a youth orchestra at a local university. Mixture of high school and college musicians. Today was the Fall concert. After all these years of elementary school and middle school and high school recitals we finally saw a damn good band. Proud parents of a proud daughter.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Also, catching for Philly is Realmuto, the guy we apparently could have had one-on-one for Sanchez.

Another bullet dodged there.

Joe of AZ said...

I'm sorry....This makes Boone look more pathetic than we already know he is....You mean to tell me there's no message you have within yourself or within your own clubs history to draw from.....so instead your watching red Sox clips for inspiration....please fire this moron

https://www.mlb.com/news/yankees-get-inspiration-from-2004-red-sox-s-alcs-victory

Doug K. said...

I hope they cancel tonight's game and it rains all day tomorrow.
Chaos baby! Make the Asstros deal with playing game one of the WS on short rest.

HoraceClarke66 said...

I share your hopes, Doug. And they're the only ones remaining.

Glad to hear it, Mildred! Good for her—and you!

Stang said...

Post updated with an episode of Rainout Theater.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Nice!

Meanwhile, Jets ALSO get screwed by refs—actually, the video review—but WIN ANYWAY.

Could it be that your New York Yankees have the least intestinal fortitude of any team in this city?

HoraceClarke66 said...

Wait, I forgot about the Knicks...

Doug K. said...

The Knicks play hard.

Doug K. said...

Stang -

Is this the episode where Brian Keith kills Mr. Beasley in a shootout and then vows to care for his widow?

AboveAverage said...


Another song comes to mind - must’ve been used here before - but who cares, right?

I'm only happy when it rains
I'm only happy when it's complicated
And though I know you can't appreciate it
I'm only happy when it rains

You know I love it when the news is bad
Why it feels so good to feel so sad?
I'm only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down
Pour your misery down on me

I'm only happy when it rains
I feel good when things are goin' wrong
I only listen to the sad, sad GAMES
I'm only happy when it rains

AboveAverage said...

8:30 first pitch.

AboveAverage said...

Some more from GARBAGE:

I only smile in the dark
My only comfort is the night gone black
I didn't accidentally tell you that
I'm only happy when it rains
You'll get the message by the time I'm through
When I complain about me and you
I'm only happy when it rains

Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me
Pour your misery down (Pour your misery down)
Pour your misery down on me

Pour your misery down
You can keep me company
As long as you don't care

I'm only happy when it rains
You wanna hear about my new obsession?
I'm riding high upon a deep depression
I'm only happy when it rains

Pour some misery down on me
I'm only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
I'm only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
I'm only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me

I'm only happy when it rains
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me

Pour some misery down on me
Pour some misery down on me

JM said...

Looking at the hourly forecast, I don't see why they think they're going to get this game in. But what the hell. Rainy, miserable, gloomy...weather for getting bounced.

13bit said...

If you have never read "The Magnificent Seasons," by Art Shamsky, pick it up. It's better than living in this blighted 21st Century.

AboveAverage said...


Don't know why
There's no sun up in the sky
Stormy weather
Since my man and I ain't together
Keeps raining all of the time
Oh, yeah
Life is bad
Gloom and misery everywhere
Stormy weather, stormy weather
And I just can get my poor self together
Oh, I'm weary all of the time
The time, so weary all of the time
When he went away
The blues walked in and met me
Oh, yeah if he stays away
Old rocking chair's gonna get me
All I do is pray
The Lord will let me
Walk in the sun once more
Oh, I can't go on, can't go on, can't go on
Everything I have is gone
Stormy weather, stormy weather
Since my man and I, me and my daddy ain't together
Keeps raining all of the time
Oh, oh, keeps raining all of the time
Oh, yeah, yeah, yeah raining all of the time
Stormy stormy
Stormy weather
Yeah

AboveAverage said...

;)

Stang said...

Doug, no it’s the one where Brian Keith makes Mr. French his slave.

AboveAverage said...


If the rain comes
They run and hide their heads
They might as well be dead
If the rain comes
If the rain comes
When the sun shines
They slip into the shade (when the sun shines down)
And sip their lemonade (when the sun shines down)
When the sun shines
When the sun shines
Rain
I don't mind
Shine
The weather's fine
I can show you
That when it starts to rain (when the rain comes down)
Everything's the same (when the rain comes down)
I can show you
I can show you
Rain
I don't mind
Shine
The weather's fine
Can you hear me?
That when it rains and shines (when it rains and shines)
It's just a state of mind (when it rains and shines)
Can you hear me?
Can you hear me?

AboveAverage said...

… Raindrops are falling on my head
And just like the guy whose feet are too big for his bed
Nothing seems to fit
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling
… So I just did me some talking to the sun
And I said I didn't like the way he got things done
Sleeping on the job
Those raindrops are falling on my head, they keep falling
… But there's one thing I know
The blues they send to meet me
Won't defeat me, it won't be long
Till happiness steps up to greet me
… Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
Crying's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
Because I'm free
Nothing's worrying me
… It won't be long till happiness steps up to greet me
… Raindrops keep falling on my head
But that doesn't mean my eyes will soon be turning red
Crying's not for me
'Cause I'm never gonna stop the rain by complaining
Because I'm free
Nothing's worrying me

Rufus T. Firefly said...

With Donaldson (FUCKING STILL!) in the lineup, how could they lose?

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I hurt myself today
To see if I still feel
I focus on the pain
The only thing that's real
The needle tears a hole
The old familiar sting
Try to kill it all away
But I remember everything


What have I become
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt


I wear this crown of thorns
Upon my liar's chair
Full of broken thoughts
I cannot repair
Beneath the stains of time
The feelings disappear
You are someone else
I am still right here

What have I become
My sweetest friend?
Everyone I know
Goes away in the end
And you could have it all
My empire of dirt
I will let you down
I will make you hurt


If I could start again
A million miles away
I would keep myself
I would find a way

AboveAverage said...

Raining
Raining
I'm standing in the rain
I'm waiting all alone
I'm so tired
I wanna go home

I'm standing in the rain
Getting soaking wet
I'm doing my best
But what do I get?

I'm standing in the rain
Can't seem to get along
People rushing by
Wish they could hear this song

I'm standing in the rain
It's teeming down on me
Cats and dogs
I wanna be free

I'm standing in the rain
Doing my thing
I'm trying my best
What does it bring?
I'm standing in the rain
Getting soaking wet
I'm doing my best
But what does it get?

The good intentions and the pain
Lay drowned now in the pouring rain
I tried to be so good this time
But here I am under the sky

You try to hide
The good intentions and the pain
Lay drowned now in the pouring rain
Raining
Raining
You made a fool of me
Them broken dreams have gotten me


borntorun999 said...

Me?

I hear the voice of wreckage and ruin

Don’t go ‘round tonight
It’s bound to take your life
There’s a Bad Moon on the rise…

AboveAverage said...

Time to stop

AboveAverage said...

Ok after this - courtesy of Monty Python:

It was a rainy day in Berlin
I was just standing around
A rather rainy day in Berlin
Rain on the ground

Rained with rain all day in Berlin
My, it was wet on the ground
Rained on the trains and ran down the drains
Rain all around

Lord, how it poured all over Berlin
Oh, my God, how it come down
Cats and dogs all day in Berlin
Rain on the ground

Pissed with rain all day in Berlin
Making a terrible sound
Fucking well, bloody well, poured in Berlin
All on the ground

JM said...

Still I wonder
Yes I wonder
Who'll stop the rain

Doug K. said...

Hope I'm not too late but I wanted to point out the rain in Spain falls mainly on the plains.

Doug K. said...

Singles. What a concept.

JM said...

And there's the Temptations, "I Wish It Would Rain," but I can't remember lyrics.

We're winning. And hitting.

JM said...

I think he did, Bosch...

BernBabyBern said...

Playoffs are bizarro world. Judge is popping up up first pitches while Stanton is working the count and driving the ball.

ranger_lp said...

WTF just happened?

daveyhead said...

Maybe they DID take acid before the game?

BernBabyBern said...

Well, it's not bizarro world for Donaldson.
Same as it ever was.
Same as it ever was.

TheWinWarblist said...

Off to a deceiving start, the deceptive fuckers.

Doug K. said...

I took antacid.

Parson Tom said...
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BernBabyBern said...

TBS announcer: "Donaldson starting to draw the ire of Yankees fans."

Um, excuse me ... STARTING TO?!??

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Doug,

Touche!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Love the jukebox! Stormy Weather is one of the greatest songs whatever was.

Doug K. said...

Fine... here.

Only love can make it rain
The way the beach is kissed by the sea
Only love can make it rain
Like the sweat of lovers layin' in the fields

Love, reign o'er me
Love, reign o'er me
Rain on me, rain on me

Only love can bring the rain
That makes you yearn to the sky
Only love can bring the rain
That falls like tears from on high

Love, reign o'er me
Rain on me, rain on me
Love, reign o'er me
Rain on me, rain on me

On the dry and dusty road
The nights we spend apart alone
I need to get back home to cool, cool rain

I can't sleep, and I lay, and I think
The night is hot and black as ink
Oh God, I need a drink of cool, cool rain

Love, reign o'er me
Reign o'er me, o'er me, o'er me
Love, reign o'er me, o'er me
Love

Rufus T. Firefly said...

All of my friends come to see me last night
I was laying in my bed and dying
Annie Beauneau from Saint Angel
Say "The weather down here, so fine"

Just then, the wind
Came squalling through the door
But who can
The weather command?
Just want to have
A little peace to die
And a friend or two
I love at hand


Fever roll up to a hundred and five
Roll on up
Gonna roll back down
One more day
I find myself alive
Tomorrow
Maybe go
Beneath the ground

See here, how everything
Lead up to this day
And it's just like
Any other day
That's ever been
Sun going up
And then the
Sun, it going down
Shine through my window and
My friends, they come around
Come around
Come around


The people may know but
The people don't care
That a man could be
As poor as me
Take a look at poor Peter
He's lying in pain
Now, let's go
Run and see
Run and see
Run and see
Run, run, and see

JM said...

Rizzo hits!

JM said...

I have no idea what some of these songs are

ranger_lp said...

Doug quoted a Who song...

ranger_lp said...

Rufus quoted a Grateful Dead song...

BernBabyBern said...

Fuck.

TheWinWarblist said...

The mask is off the deceivers.

ranger_lp said...

There goes the glimmer of hope...

Parson Tom said...

Here I am, stuck in Lodi again!

JM said...

I have to say, this Doctor Who episode is a trip.

Parson Tom said...

Thanks for a great season, Nestor. Here's hoping you won't be visiting Dr Andrews

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I also got in the Johnny Cash cover of nine-inch nails 'hurt'.

We're deep in the weeds here of depressing fatalistic songs...

Doug K. said...

This is insane.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Parson Tom,

That would indeed be a fitting end to the Yankees' season. Followed by Judge signing with the mutts.

Doug K. said...

This should be a wildpitch and a run right?

AboveAverage said...

Call the game

Parson Tom said...

No sense prolonging the pain: Shoot me now

Hinkey Haines said...

If there was a mercy rule in baseball, they could invoke it right now.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Situational hitting.

What a foreign concept to the ANALytics assholes.

Fork, meet the Yankees. They're done.

TheWinWarblist said...

Two injured pitchers in one inning. And Ma Boone leaves both of them in to allow runs. 4 runs in thus far and only one out.

Doug K. said...

Well time for Kaddish.

If you are the dealer, I'm out of the game
If you are the healer, it means im broken and lame
If thine is the glory, then mine must be the shame
You want it darker
We kill the flame

Magnified, sanctified
Be the holy name
Vilified, crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the help that never came
You want it darker

Hineni, hineni
I'm ready, my Lord

There's a lover in the story
But the story's still the same
There's a lullaby for suffering
And a paradox to blame
But it's written in the scriptures
And it's not some idol claim
You want it darker
We kill the flame

They're lining up to prisoners
And the guards are taking aim
I struggle with some demons
They were middle class and tame
I didn't know I had permission
To murder and to maim
You want it darker

Hineni, hineni
I'm ready, my Lord

Magnified, sanctified
Be the holy name
Vilified, crucified
In the human frame
A million candles burning
For the love that never came
You want it darker
We kill the flame

If you are the dealer, let me out of the game
If you are the healer, I'm broken and lame
If thine is the glory, mine must be the shame
You want it darker

Hineni, hineni
Hineni, hineni
I'm ready, my Lord

(Hineni)
(Hineni, hineni)
(Hineni)

Leonard Cohen

TheWinWarblist said...

Well it's alright, riding around in the breeze
Well it's alright, if you live the life you please
Well it's alright, doing the best you can
Well it's alright, as long as you lend a hand

You can sit around and wait for the phone to ring
(At the end of the line)
Waiting for someone to tell you everything
(At the end of the line)
Sit around and wonder what tomorrow brings
(At the end of the line)
Maybe a diamond ring

Well it's alright, even if they say you're wrong
Well it's alright, sometimes you gotta be strong
Well it's alright, as long as you got somewhere to lay
Well it's alright, everyday is Judgment Day

Maybe somewhere down the road a ways
(At the end of the line)
You'll think of me, and wonder where I am these days
(At the end of the line, end of the line)
Maybe somewhere down the road when somebody plays
(At the end of the line)
Purple haze

Well it's alright, even when push comes to shove
Well it's alright, if you got someone to love
Well it's alright, everything'll work out fine
Well it's alright, we're going to the end of the line

Don't have to be ashamed of the car I drive
(At the end of the line)
I'm just glad to be here, happy to be alive
(At the end of the line, end of the line)
And it don't matter if you're by my side
(At the end of the line)
I'm satisfied

Well it's alright, even if you're old and gray
Well it's alright, you still got something to say
Well it's alright, remember to live and let live
Well it's alright, the best you can do is forgive

Well it's alright, riding around in the breeze
Well it's alright, if you live the life you please
Well it's alright, even if the sun don't shine
Well it's alright, we're going to the end of the line

Parson Tom said...

Leonard Cohen suits my current melancholy

Carl J. Weitz said...

@13 Bit...Art lives in the Horizon on First and East 37th across from the Corinthian.
How do I know this? My friend owns 2 units there and his main residence is directly above Art's one flight up. He frequently gets his packages by mistake and so takes the elevator down and knocks on his door to give him the delivery.

Dr K. wont make house calls at my residence. He claims he gets so depressed because the Yankees are usually on and it makes him want to commit suicide. So I employ a very helpful French doctor. His last name is Martin, first name Remy. He's about to give me another IV of his magic elixir that he ages at least 4 years. Okay, gotta run, as he's reaching for my arm.

AboveAverage said...

The Sparks Brothers:

Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home...

Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home...

Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home…

Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home...

As we walk through the morning rain
And the skies are clearing
And the streets are glistening
Streets named for New England trees
A rainbow forms
But we're both colorblind
But we can hear what others can't hear
We can hear the sound of a chorus singing

Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
Home, my baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home
My baby's taking me home...


Rufus T. Firefly said...

A song about the nuclear apocalypse seems apropos:

Walk me out in the morning dew my honey,
Walk me out in the morning dew today.
I'll walk you out in the morning dew my honey,
I guess it doesn't really matter anyway,
I guess it doesn't matter anyway,
I guess it doesn't matter anyway,
Guess it doesn't matter anyway...

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Send lawyers guns and money.

The shit has hit the fan.

Carl J. Weitz said...

Donaldson.....2 AB, 2 K. Same as it ever was.....

And you may find yourself living in a shotgun shack
And you may find yourself in another part of the world
And you may find yourself behind the wheel of a large automobile
And you may find yourself in a beautiful house, with a beautiful wife
And you may ask yourself, "Well, how did I get here?"
Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground
And you may ask yourself, "How do I work this?"
And you may ask yourself, "Where is that large automobile?"
And you may tell yourself, "This is not my beautiful house"
And you may tell yourself, "This is not my beautiful wife"
Letting the days go by, let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by, water flowing underground
Into the blue again, after the money's gone
Once in a lifetime, water flowing underground

Water dissolving and water removing
There is water at the bottom of the ocean
Under the water, carry the water
Remove the water from the bottom of the ocean
Water dissolving and water removing

You may ask yourself, "What is that beautiful house?"
You may ask yourself, "Where does that highway go to?"
And you may ask yourself, "Am I right, am I wrong?"
And you may say to yourself, "My God, what have I done?"

Rufus T. Firefly said...

How about The Angels? Are the Yankees going to see another game this year?

No way! Get fucked! Fuck off!

TheWinWarblist said...

I hope My Bryce continues his torrid hitting and lights up the righty heavy Asstros pitching staff. No one could have predicted that a lefty outfielder with power could have been at all useful in the post-season.

Rufus T. Firefly said...


20, 20, 24 hours to go
I wanna be sedated
Nothin' to do, nowhere to go-oh
I wanna be sedated

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Jesus, it's only the fourth inning. Feels like the 45th

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Winnie for GM.

ranger_lp said...

My turn...

Good times for a change
See, the luck I've had
Can make a good man
Turn bad
So please, please, please
Let me, let me, let me
Let me get what I want
This time
Haven't had a dream in a long time
See, the life I've had
Can make a good man bad
So for once in my life
Let me get what I want
Lord knows, it would be the first time
Lord knows, it would be the first time

Joe of AZ said...

Dusty Baker leaves in McCullers and will have dominant bullpen to complete the game.....our genius manager pulls Cortez at 55 pitches....extending and exposing our bullpen

TheWinWarblist said...

Joe of AZ, Suzyn reported that Nasty tweaked a groin. His velocity fell in to the eighties and he gave up the homerun. Apparently because BOONE CAN'T BOTHER TO CHECK THE SCOREBOARD FOR A SIMPLE THING LIKE VELOCITY!!!!!

AboveAverage said...


Fairy tales can come true
It can happen to you if you're young at heart

For it's hard, you will find
To be narrow of mind if you're young at heart

You can go to extremes with impossible schemes
You can laugh when your dreams fall apart at the seams
And life gets more exciting with each passing day
And love is either in your heart or on it's way

Don't you know that it's worth
Every treasure on earth to be young at heart
For as rich as you are
It's much better by far to be young at heart

And if you should survive to a hundred and five
Look at all you'll derive out of bein' alive
And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart

And if you should survive to a hundred and five
Look at all you'll derive out of bein' alive
And here is the best part, you have a head start
If you are among the very young at heart

TheWinWarblist said...

And that's another thing. Dusty Baker is borderline special-needs stupid but the Asstros seem to overcome his imbecilities. That tells you how very dumb Ma Boone is.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

In honor of the creepy midget altoovie.

Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
Short people got no reason
To live

They got little hands
And little eyes
And they walk around
Tellin' great big lies
They got little noses
And tiny little teeth
They wear platform shoes
On their nasty little feet

Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
'Round here

Short people are just the same
As you and I
(A fool such as I)
All men are brothers
Until the day they die
(It's a wonderful world)

Short people got nobody
Short people got nobody
Short people got nobody
To love

They got little baby legs
And they stand so low
You got to pick 'em up
Just to say hello
They got little cars
That got beep, beep, beep
They got little voices
Goin' peep, peep, peep
They got grubby little fingers
And dirty little minds
They're gonna get you every time

Well, I don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
Don't want no short people
'Round here

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Winnie,

I believe the technical term is "tweaked a gonad".

JM said...

Nestor is hurt, Joe. Couldn't be helped.

Nice to see a Sparks song make it to the comments.

And since none of you watch Doctor Who, I can tell you that the Doctor regenerated at the end, and became David Tennant. The first actor to do a second tour in the Doctor role. His first go-round was the most sweeping, almost operatic cycle due to the writer/showrunner at the time. Wonder how he'll fare this time around.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Hard to believe that there is a manager dumber than Toothpick Baker.

But Boone rises to the occasion.

Joe of AZ said...

Damn.... I missed that!

Joe of AZ said...

I'll forgive him then....THIS time 😆

Rufus T. Firefly said...

I'd rather be in some dark hollow where the sun don't ever shine
Then to be at home alone and knowing' that you're gone
Would cause me to lose my mind

Well blow your whistle freight train carry me far on down the track

Well I'm going away, I'm leaving today
I'm goin', but I ain't comin' back

I'd rather be in some dark hollow where the sun don't ever shine
Then to be in some big city, in a small room, with you upon my mind

HoraceClarke66 said...

Wait, Donaldson made contact. Again!


HoraceClarke66 said...

Crowd has gone eerily silent again. I fear they may decide to rush the field and tear everyone there limb from limb.

I couldn't really blame them.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Y'know death don't have no mercy in this land
Death don't have no mercy in this land, in this land
Come to your house, you know he don't take long
Look in bed this morning, children find your mother gone.

I said death don't have no mercy in this land.
Death will leave you standing and crying in this land,
Death will leave you standing and crying in this land, in this land, yeah!

Whoa! come to your house, why' know he don't stay long,
Why' look in bed this morning,
Children you find that your brothers and sisters are gone.
I said death don't have no mercy in this land.

Death will go in any family in this land.
Death will go in any family in this land.
Come to your house, you know he don't take long.
Look in the bed on the morning, children find that your family's gone.

I said death don't have no mercy in this land.
Death will leave you standing and crying in this land,
In this land. whoa! come to your house,
Why' know it don't stay long, why' look in bed this morning,
Children find that your brothers and sisters are gone.

I said death don't, death don't have no mercy in this land.

Parson Tom said...

Especially if they dismember the Cheatin Stros first

Rufus T. Firefly said...

the donald is still in the lineup why?

to make Carpenter look good?

I'm going to whip out (but not like sheriff Bart) Kyrie Eleison next. A death dirge for the ages that one. I'll tell you!

AboveAverage said...

Nice pitch to on the hands

Doug K. said...

JM

I hear Adam West is coming back as Batman.

AboveAverage said...

Rufus - I wish we could provide answers to your questions

AboveAverage said...

Doug,

My buddy Adam has passed :(

Rufus T. Firefly said...

AA,

The answer is a HAL aneurysm. It all flows downhill from there.

Adam West was the best Batman.

JM said...

Bootsy, baby!!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Master Bader!

Doug K. said...

Another tater by Bader!

Parson Tom said...

Badger!

Parson Tom said...

Badger the Badger!

Parson Tom said...

Dang it. Autocorrect

Rufus T. Firefly said...

?Honey Badger?

'cause he don't give a shit!

JM said...

Adam West was an incredible comedic actor. And did a nice turn on some old TV shows pre-Batmam. Hollywood wasted his talent.

Parson Tom said...

I believe you're right about that

Doug K. said...

AA - Well considering Adam West Would have been 94 we probably didn't want to see him in the Batsuit anyway.

He also couldn't pull himself up the side of buildings anymore and they would have to use trick photography.

So it's just as well that he's dead.

JM said...

Bader is a home run king postseason. Judge is a popup and strikeout machine.

You can't predict baseball. Except that Donaldson will suck.

Doug K. said...

JM - Family Guy!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Doug,

The never really...

Oh, nevermind.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

You can predict Donaldson's suckitude.

He pegs the meter at a Tufnel 11.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Look at Rizzo talking to that little kid at first base. How cute!

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Note to intern:

Get whatever you can for him in the offseason.

TheWinWarblist said...

I was driving home and I missed Master Bader.

MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!! MASTER BADER!!

ranger_lp said...

Yankees finding new ways to fuck up a game…

TheWinWarblist said...

IFK is such a remarkable fielder. It's like Ozzie Smith out there.

Ken of Brooklyn said...

UUURRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Seb said...

Disgraceful

Doug K. said...

Ranger -

Bad fielding plays by Gleyber and IKF seems pretty standard to me.
:)

Doug K. said...

Back to the dirges.

TheWinWarblist said...

But sure hang the E on Torres.

Doug K. said...

You know with a 5-4 lead Boone might have considered putting in Peraza as a defensive replacement.

AboveAverage said...

This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend
The end of our elaborate plans
The end of everything that stands
The end
No safety or surprise
The end
I'll never look into your eyes again
Can you picture what will be?
So limitless and free
Desperately in need of some stranger's hand
In a desperate land
Lost in a Roman wilderness of pain
And all the children are insane
All the children are insane
Waiting for the summer rain
There's danger on the edge of town
Ride the king's highway
Weird scenes inside the gold mine
Ride the highway West, baby
Ride the snake
Ride the snake
To the lake
The ancient lake, baby
The snake is long
Seven miles
Ride the snake
He's old
And his skin is cold
The West is the best
The West is the best
Get here and we'll do the rest
The blue bus is calling us
The blue bus is calling us
Driver, where are you taking us?
The killer awoke before dawn
He put his boots on
He took a face from the ancient gallery
And he walked on down the hall
He went into the room where his sister lived
And then he paid a visit to his brother
And then he, he walked on down the hallway
And he came to a door
And he looked inside
"Father?"
"Yes, son?"
"I want to kill you"
"Mother, I want to..."
Come on, yeah
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
Come on, baby, take a chance with us
And meet me at the back of the blue bus
Doin' a blue rock on a blue bus
Doin' a blue rock, c'mon yeah!
Fuck, fuck-ah, yeah
Fuck, fuck
Fuck, fuck
Fuck, fuck, fuck, yeah
C'mon baby, c'mon
Fuck me baby, fuck yeah
Fuck, fuck, fuck, fuck, yeah!
Fuck, yeah! C'mon baby
Fuck me baby, fuck, fuck yeah
Whoa, whoa, yeah, fuck, yeah
C'mon, yeah
Alright
Kill, kill, kill, kill, kill...
This is the end, beautiful friend
This is the end, my only friend
The end
It hurts to set you free
But you'll never follow me
The end of laughter and soft lies
The end of nights we tried to die
This is the end

JM said...

I don't recall all the fuck's in that song, AA. Not on the record.

TheWinWarblist said...

Hey look. We made an infield out.

Joe of AZ said...

Welp this one's over boys....fuck Hal fuck Cashman and fuck boone

TheWinWarblist said...

JM, AA has those lyrics absolutely correct. You can trust me.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

... or the situational hitting.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

...or the management.

Doug K. said...

Or the fielding. Did we leave anything out? Perhaps the managing.

AboveAverage said...

Nice put out by Donaldson

I would have never wanted Adam in a bat suit at 94 - rather comfortably being taken care of in a high end skilled nursing facility, Doug

Jim Morrison liked his lyrics to be a bit raw, JM.

TheWinWarblist said...

Fuck fuck fuck fuck ad nauseum fuck ...

AboveAverage said...

One more, Winny - for the cheap seats

Parson Tom said...

Stanton and Judge now have warning track power

ranger_lp said...

That’s because the roof is open…

borntorun999 said...

Finally, we approach The End.

It seemed this game would be endless

AboveAverage said...

This is the End

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Ranger, do you write boone's post game speeches?

JM said...

Are those lyrics what he sang live? I only know the record label release.

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Mrs. Teasdale is both disgusted and amazed at Dusty Baker's ability to spit a big one with a toothpick in his mouth.

AboveAverage said...

Great inning by Holmes

AboveAverage said...

Dusty is a very gifted and talented man

AboveAverage said...

Donaldson IS the way to our salvation

TheWinWarblist said...

Thank gods we have Donaldson to light the rally.

TheWinWarblist said...

Rally Donaldson Cap!! OuuuGaaa!!

AboveAverage said...

God Knows Donaldson is the way

AboveAverage said...

Daddy Stache !

Rufus T. Firefly said...

Turn out the lights, the party's over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night, the party's over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

What a crazy, crazy party, never seen so many people
Laughing, dancing, look at you, you're having fun
But look at me I'm almost crying
But that don't keep her love from dying
Misery, 'cause for me the party's over

Turn out the lights, the party's over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night, the party's over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

Once I had a love undying, I didn't keep it wasn't trying
Life for me was just one party and then another
I broke her heart so many times, had to have my party wife
And then one night she said, "Sweetheart, the party's over"

Turn out the lights, the party's over
They say that all good things must end
Call it a night, the party's over
And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

And tomorrow starts the same old thing again

AboveAverage said...

Daddy Stache ?

Doug K. said...

Now the Asstros put up two more runs to ice it.

AboveAverage said...

Three more Runs

AboveAverage said...

Actually Me thinks that they’ve already iced it

TheWinWarblist said...

Yes. Doesn't matter. We can't win anything.

AboveAverage said...

Oh shit - are we about to be swept by Houston?

TheWinWarblist said...

Rizzo is so major league.

AboveAverage said...

NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!$!$$$!$$$$$$$$!!!!!!!!!

Doug K. said...

If Judge makes the last out will the fans have the good sense to cheer for him anyway in what could be his last at bat as a Yankee? They should give him a standing O when he gets up to the plate!

HoraceClarke66 said...

Nice play. I think that's today's highlight.

Sad how quiet the Stadium is.

TheWinWarblist said...

Yes, AboveAverage. We're about to be swept by the Asstros. At home.

HoraceClarke66 said...

They won't give Judge a standing O. More likely, they'll boo him when he makes the last out. Which is sad, too.

AboveAverage said...

Sadness, Hoss!

Standing, Doug!

13bit said...

Where is Hal right now?

HoraceClarke66 said...

I guess the Yankees have the idea that the pitcher will never, ever throw them a first-pitch strike.

Which is wrong.

HoraceClarke66 said...

HAL is doubtless in Florida, probably sound asleep, dreaming of money.

AboveAverage said...

Anon B - No more lyrics from me

borntorun999 said...

Perhaps judge will end the “festivities” with a strikeout

borntorun999 said...

Now, our failure is complete

13bit said...

I love you all. See you tomorrow.

JM said...

That's that.

TheWinWarblist said...

No MVP chant? Who the fuck are those fans?

TheWinWarblist said...

See you all in the morning.

JM said...

Dat's it.

JM said...

Welp.

TheWinWarblist said...

Yes bitty. See you all in the morning.

Hinkey Haines said...

Winter is here.

TheWinWarblist said...

❤️

AboveAverage said...

Sleep well - dream of lyrics

borntorun999 said...

Good night to you all. Regret that the season ended like this.

Stang said...

1) Baseball is a stupid game.
2) Doctor Who was really good.

HoraceClarke66 said...

Not a strikeout, 999, but a grounder back to the pitcher.

"This is how the world ends
This is how the world ends
This is how the world ends
Not with a bang but a whimper."

And...a whimper, frankly, from a team we never really thought had a chance to begin with.

The main thing to be said about the 2022 Yankees? They were exhausting. Sleep well, all!

HoraceClarke66 said...

And it's good you did start it, Anon. All those songs brought back many happy memories. Seeing the Rome glitterati sing "Stormy Weather" in La Dolce Vita...Ah, a much better evening than the one those poor fans had at the park.

Good-night!

Kevin said...

Well, not the way we we have liked it to end doesn't quite describe how I imagine everyone feels. Well, we did get to enjoy Judge, Cortes, and a few others who right now don't come to mind. But we do get to get ourselves embroiled in the machinations of the winter, which is usually good for some laughs, fury, and intrigue in no particular order.

I would also like to thank everyone who contributed to the blog, especially the moderators. This HAS to be the best blog on the web, moderated by people who understand the game, have a wicked, twisted sense of humor, who are also control their tempers, unlike your humble narrator. You sickos who follow this blog, I salute you!

PS, mainly because of numerous references over time I got intrigued by "Doctor Who" references. I have, like most old-timers have heard about the show over the years, but to borrow a line from the Guess Who's song "Laughing", '...time passes slowly, but carries on' (only fairly recently did those words really sink in 😱). Okay to the point, I just bought the Blu-ray collection, "Doctor Who: The Complete David Tennant Collection". I haven't opened it yet, so any opinions on my choice would be extremely appreciated. Good-night to all 😍

Kevin said...

Ode to Brian Cashman


"Lucky Man"

He had white horses
And ladies by the score
All dressed in satin
And waiting by the door

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

White lace and feathers
They made up his bed
A gold covered mattress
On which he was led

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

He went to fight wars
For his country and his king
Of his honor and his glory
The people would sing

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was

A bullet had found him
His blood ran as he cried
No money could save him
So he laid down and he died

Ooooh, what a lucky man he was
Ooooh, what a lucky man he was