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Stay Classy Philadelphia

Monday, October 25th, 2010

You could hear a pin drop Saturday night after Brian Wilson struck out Ryan Howard with two runners on. The city of Philadelphia took the familiar defeatist pose as football season officially begun. Yesterday afternoon Frank Russo received this email from a Giants fan who decided to travel to Citizen’s Bank Park to watch Game [...]

Yankee Stadium Worst Postseason Crowd?

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

Crowd is really loud tonight here at the Bank Every postseason crowd has been better than #Yankees crowd, except maybe Atlanta Chop-ers #MLBless than a minute ago via TweetDeckKevin KernanNYPost_Kernan Great point by Kevin Kernan, as he tweets from Citizens Bank Park. I haven’t been live to any stadium this postseason, but I found the [...]

It Simply Was a Massacre

Saturday, October 23rd, 2010

The guys at Nomaas have a great photo that symbolizes the ALCS perfectly. Before you head over there check out the numbers they provide which supports Brian Cashman’s assertion the Yankees were “manhandled” Offense Rangers: .303/.378/.512, 9/10 SBs Yankees: .201/.300/.370, 2/3 SBs Pitching Rangers: 8.83 K/9, 2.08 K/BB, 4.24 BB/9, 1.02 HR/9, 3.06 ERA, 1 [...]

Game 6 Theme Song

Friday, October 22nd, 2010

A fan of the show mlapayower created this video to get all the Yankees fans fired up for tonight’s Game 6

Could Rain Force Lee to Game 6?

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The weather in Arlington for tomorrow night’s Game 6 of the ALCS doesn’t look promising: High temperatures will be in the low to mid-80s throughout the weekend. The wet weather is expected to arrive Friday morning, when there’s a 40 to 50 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. It could become severe by the afternoon, [...]

It’s Gotta be the Hat

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The specter of Cliff Lee is scaring the daylights out of Yankees fans and their announcer as the Yankees attempt to bring this series to a Game 7. What continues to bother them is the foreign rosin on the bill of his hat. Apparently Lee has been doing this since his Cleveland days, although I [...]

Oddest Off The Field ALCS Moment?

Thursday, October 21st, 2010

The Cameron Diaz stalker going after A-Rod Cal Ripken avoiding a beer shower on the TBS set The Goofy Yankee Fan who dresses poorly (nice hat) and interferes with the field of play. Watch his MLB interview here. Lets have some fun and vote for what you think is the best so far! Which Is [...]

Yankees Fans Did a Bad Job in Game 4

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

According to Darren Rovell of NBC, the attendance was below 50,000 for Game 4 of the ALCS. This meant the Stadium was about 4% below capacity, something we aren’t use to seeing during the playoffs. You can’t knock the empty seats - it’s a product of the economy- but I can knock how the place [...]

Two Lefties Might Have Saved the Game

Wednesday, October 20th, 2010

There was nothing the Yankees could do about the big plays made by the Texas Rangers in Game 4. Derek Holland‘s performance in relief, Elvis Andrus robbing Brett Gardner with the bases loaded, and Michael Young‘s scoop of Lance Berkman‘s grounder were all keys to the Rangers 10-3 victory. I do think, and I mentioned [...]

Jerky Kid That Interfered With Nelson Cruz

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

I have to admit the kid that interfered with Nelson Cruz chasing down Robinson Cano‘s second inning homer made me laugh. Here is a picture for your viewing pleasure courtesy of Tirico Suave There is an enhanced version courtesy of MikeFrancesaNY who calls the kid “a mongo” I have to admit its guys like this [...]

Yanks Can/Must Win the Next Three

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

Cliff Lee isn’t the first to play this song before. We saw it in New York back in 1986 when Mike Scott dominated the Mets. Fifteen years later Randy Johnson did the one man show against the Yankees in the World Series. Now Cliff Lee, weeks away from free agency, has joined the club. 24 [...]

Game 3 Might Determine the Series

Monday, October 18th, 2010

Joe Girardi announced that A.J. Burnett will get the ball in Game 4 regardless of what happens tonight. That makes the Cliff Lee/Andy Pettitte marquee matchup that much more important. I predicted the Rangers in six, and a win tonight might set them up for such a feat, worst case handing the ball to Cliff [...]

There is No Avoiding Burnett

Sunday, October 17th, 2010

We have been debating on the last couple of postgame shows whether the Yankees could find a way to skip over A.J. Burnett in a Game 4. Even if they decided to bring Sabathia and Hughes on short rest in 4/5, there would be a need for Burnett to start one game. I thought that [...]

Michael Kay Says Series is Over

Saturday, October 16th, 2010

Neil Keefe relayed this tweet of Michael Kay’s comments on the YES postgame after Game 1 Michael Kay on last night’s postgame: “I said it after Game 1 against the Twins and I’m saying it again … this series is over.”less than a minute ago via webNeil KeefeNeilKeefe If the Yankees blow this series you [...]

Can Neftali Feliz Shut Down the Yankees?

Friday, October 15th, 2010

One of the keys to any playoff series is the closer. That’s one area the Yankees have no worries about regardless of opponent. Texas has the young fireballer Neftali Feliz, who is coming off an outstanding season (40 saves, 0.88 WHIP, BAA of .176). Regardless, we have seen many closers go to die against the [...]