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A-Rod Just GETS it


Gotta Love that Yankee Mystique

 

I wonder if Alex requested his picture taken in a bathroom.  He probably feels comfortable in a men’s bathroom wearing his snazzy Yankee uniform snapping pics.  I bet he brought his own photographer to accentuate his frosted tips.  Jesus, that would almost be as pretentious as bringing your own food to a restaurant and asking them to heat it up for you.  Which he also did.

This picture is just TOOO good not to use

Five More Games


Hey New York Yankees fans: Keep your heads up, things could be worse.

You could have lost to a team that didn’t have the pitcher who will win the Cy Young and (should but) won’t win the MVP award.

You could have stopped playing baseball in September like 24 other teams did.

You got to watch your team play 167 games this season, not 162 like the Boston Red Sox. I’m no math major but I’m pretty sure you’ve got the bigger number.

You’ve got an exciting young pitcher (Nova) who got to experience losing the right way: in the playoffs.

At least no more Jorge, right?

You may not like your manager, but hey at least he’s not as bat shit crazy as Robin Ventura.

Another season, another opportunity for A-Rod to suffer a career-ending injury so he won’t have to bat in season-ending situations.

The Knicks won’t be playing in late October either.

So keep your chins up, Yankees fans. Seriously. The only thing more annoying than a bragging Yankees fan is a mopey one.

Let’s go Cards.

Wow.


Wow. What a night for both the Phillies and the Yankees. Can’t really put into words how nervous both the collective fan bases were last night, but I had at least 2 and a half heart attacks I think. AJ Burnett? Props. Benny Fresh? You sly dog.

"Um Benny Fresh on the podium? Is the world ending?"

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Here We Go (again)


Hopefully Girardi will be wearing the number 29 next year

Here we go again.  Another October for all the marbles.  Baseball playoffs.  Hockey season firing up.  Football getting into swing.  What more can a guy ask for?

The Yankees face the supposedly untouchable Justin Verlander tonight.  Yesterday ESPN NY writer Wallace Matthews said that it’s safe to assume the Yankees will lose because Verlander won 96% of his starts this year.  When I double checked the numbers, Verlander won 24 out of 39 starts- a hardly untouchable 62%.  I Tweeted him and he responded saying that if he was a math major he’d be doing something else and that he meant 96% of his decisions.  Only problem is Verlander has only won 82% of his decisions.

Verlander is a great pitcher, but he’s set to face another great pitcher in CC Sabathia.  Yanks need to get the bats going, and they need their aging stars to produce.  This is going to be Posada’s last post season in pinstripes, and I’m expecting him to go out with a bang.  The Yanks path to championship number 28 starts now.  Yankees win game 1 5-4.

***UPDATE***  Wallace Matthews just tweeted me back and said we’re cool and that he made a mistake and should be called for it.  Very respectable.  GO YANKS

Bronx Bombers


The Grandy Man Can

So what’s more unusual then an earthquake hitting New York City? Three Grand Slams in one game. Yesterday the Yankees were the first team in MLB history to hit 3 Grand Salami’s in one game (something that shitty team 90 minutes south has never done). Cano, Martin, and Granderson were the 3 players to take it deep for the New York Yankees on this record setting day. The Yankees fell behind early, 7-1, before they came roaring back to avoid the sweep from the A’s (really the Yanks almost got swept by the A’s, great playoff push guys). The Yanks realized that they probably were not going to be playing a lot of baseball this weekend because of Hurricane Irene so they decided to score all their runs in one game. Russell Martin went 5 for 5 with 2 HR’s and Derek Jeter saw his batting average reach .300 for the first time in forever for one AB before he struck out and went back down to .299.

While everything went well for the Yanks offense, the pitching was still a problem. Phil Hughes allowed 7 runs on 6 hits in 2 2/3 innings. He needed 78 pitches just to get 8 outs which made the Yanks use much of their bullpen before they start a series against Baltimore of 5 games in 4 days. The Yankees are trying to figure out their rotation for the playoffs and it started to look pretty solid with the way that Nova and Hughes have been pitching, but after this outing it makes you wonder. Hopefully its just a bump in the road for Hughes just like it was for Nova when he gave up 7 runs to the Royals before he pitched a solid game against the Twins. There is no way that the Yankees can rely on AJ Burnett, the guy is a scrub. I still have no idea why the Yankees try to protect this guy while they throw Jorge under the bus.

Speaking of Jorge he is now challenging Robinson Cano for his starting position at 2nd base. Giradi said that because they were up by so many runs before Grandy’s Grand Slam he was going to put Russell Martin in at 2nd base, but Jorge convinced him otherwise. Jorge told him that if the Yanks scored two more runs he was going in at 2nd and not Russell. As soon as Granderson hit it, Posada ran and grabbed his glove and for the first time in his MLB career he played 2nd base (Posada played 2nd base while he was coming up in the minor leagues with the Yankees). Posada also made the last play of the game by fielding a grounder, hopping on one foot/crow hop, and gunned it……..straight into the ground where Swisher made a nice scoop for the final out (Because the Yanks were dominating the Yankees fielded an All-Star caliber infield of Chavez at 3rd, Nunez at Short, Posada at 2nd, and Swish-a-lish at 1st). If you haven’t seen the play click the link below for a good chuckle.


http://mlb.mlb.com/video/play.jsp?content_id=18441675&topic_id=&c_id=mlb&tcid=vpp_copy_18441675&v=3

Daily Drive July 7, 2011


No were not!!!

The Daily Drive is a daily (duh) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you. Like how I want to leave work so bad that I’m too lazy to come up with a joke for The Drive.  

Yanks lose 5-3 to the Tribe.  They start a 4 game home stand against the Rays today.  The timeless Bartolo Colon (6-3) faces Jeff Niemann (3-4).  Derek Jeter needs only three hits to reach 3,000 and is a career 5-9 when facing Niemann.  More importantly the Yanks are 1-8 against the Sox this year, but still cling to a .5 game lead.

– If the NBA lockout continues then Deron Williams will be playing in Turkey.  And if the lockout goes on even longer, maybe people will start watching hockey again.

On second thought....

-Mets continue to roll, beat Dodgers 5-3.  Still hard for me to believe they will ever be a legit contender.

-Yeah, weddings are great.  Nothing like showing your wife how lucky she is.

The man who found Osama, Phillies results, Brett Favre back in the news and more after the jump.

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The Daily Drive 6/15/2011


The Daily Drive is a daily (almost) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you.  Like why the Phillies offense finally is good again.  Rumor has it, Pedro Cerrano sacraficed a live chicken to wake up Jobu.

 

Andy Roddick you son of a bitch

First time doing the drive, so I thought I would start it off with a bang.  That is Brooklyn Decker.  She is incredibly hot.  Almost hot enough for me to spend 9 bucks on that shitty Adam Sandler movie.  ALMOST.

 

In NBA champion news, DeShawn Stevenson was arrested for public intoxication in Texas last night.  I know what your thinking:  Don’t you have to be intoxicated to want to live in Texas?  The answer is a resounding yes.

more Minka after the Jump

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Derek Jeter heading to the Disabled List


The quest for 3000 will be delayed for at least 15 days

For just the fourth time in his career, Derek Jeter will spend some time on the DL.  Jeter is just six hits away from becoming the 28th player to reach the 3,000 hit plateau.  Without Jeter, the Yankees routed the Rangers 12-4 last night.   Jeter’s replacement in the 1 hole, Brett Gardner, sparked the offense by going 3-4, with a walk, and scoring three out of the four times he reached base.  Eduardo Nunez replaced Jeter at short.  He started off the scoring barrage with an RBI single off a fastball Jeter told him to look out for.  God, I hope when Jeter retires he becomes the Yankees manager.  I can’t imagine Yankees baseball without Jeter, and he has all the  tangibles and intangibles necessary to become a great coach.  Granderson, Swisher and Cano all homered, giving CC Sabathia his 8th win of the season.

Philadelphia Phillies shortstop Jimmy Rollins offered some advice to Jeter about his injury.  Apparently it took Rollins a really long time to recover.  The only difference is Rollins’ injury was a grade II calf strain, while Jeter’s is just a grade I.  A-Rod was hampered by a grade I strain last August and only missed 14 games.  Plus, the Yankees have A-Rod’s cousin to help Jeter rehab his injury (just kidding guys).

Ivan Nova (5-4) takes on Derek Holland (5-1) tonight at The Stadium (7ET)  Look for the Yankees to roll.  Nova has found his groove and is rocking a 2.77 ERA so far in June.

The Daily Drive 6/14/11


The Daily Drive is a daily (almost) post of all the prominent things going on in the sports world we didn’t cover, and anything else we might want to share with you.  But what we won’t be sharing is the reason why the creator of The Drive likes the random ass squad’s he reps….c’mon kid was a film major, he called watching “Lost” while packing the bong “homework”.

-Derek Jeter came up lame while running out a fly ball in the 5th inning against the Indians last night. A disabled list trip may be in the future.  Yankees went on to lose 1-0.  They will close out the 10 game home stand with 3 games against Texas, starting tonight.

-In case you missed it, the NFL Lockout is saving lives.

– Boston forced a game 7 last night, defeating Vancouver 5-2.  Daniel Sedin has come out and said they will win game 7.  Who knows, maybe he’s right.  I’m still baffled that the Swedes taught their twin goal-scoring lab rat creations to talk.

-Phillies were off yesterday, and start a three game set against Florida today.  In other boring National League news, the Mets lost to the Pirates 3-1.  I’d tell you who they were playing today, but I’m sure no one gives a shit.

Lebron’s new decision, more reasons to hate Boston, Mark Cuban partying, and God finally answering my prayers- after the jump.

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Summer is coming in the Bronx


Jeter needs only 12 hits to become the 28th member of the 3000 hit club

It’s starting to get hot in the Bronx.  Amid blistering heat Derek Jeter entered last night’s game against the Red Sox needing only 14 hits to join 27 other baseball immortals in the much-coveted 3000 hits club.  The Yankees kicked off a 10 game home-stand with a 6-4 loss to the Red Sox, however Jeter managed to inch 2 hits closer to the milestone.  Everyone east of the Mississippi knows that Jeter would love to get 12 more hits in the next 9 games and break the record at home.  The problem with this (besides Jeter’s sluggish start to the ’11 campaign) is that he has 2 more games against the Sox, 4 against the Indians, and 3 against Texas.  All three of these teams are either in 1st place or tied for 1st in their division.  The only silver lining is the next four starters the Yanks will face are just a combined 10-12 this season.  Jeter has been my horse since I started watching baseball, and I’m still betting on him crossing the finish line before the team plane departs for Chicago.

On another note, last night’s game reminded me of something I read about Jorge Posada several years ago- he hates to DH.  Posada came in for an injured Mark Teixeira and went 3-3 with a RBI, run and a walk.  Why was I, like everyone else, expecting Posada to have a decent year hitting?  It goes against everything he ‘s said in his career.  The dude has been a straight up leader on the field for the last decade, which he feeds off of when hitting.  Why would that change after so many years in the league?  Not gonna happen, and last night was proof.  Unfortunately (well… maybe not) Teixeira is just too good in the field and behind the plate to call for Posada getting any reps at 1st.

AJ Burnett (6-3) is up against Tim Wakefield (2-1)  Tex says his knee is fine and he wants to play.  We will see soon enough.  Since joining the Yankees, Burnett is 0-7 with a 8.33 ERA against the Sox.  Should be interesting.

P.S.- Papi- don’t fucking flip the bat you busch-league scumbag.  Girardi- If you don’t want Papi to flip the bat then stop putting in shitty pitchers that are gonna give him meatballs.  I’d say have AJ retaliate tonight, but we all know that no one can control what that man does.

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