Morning Bits: 0-3 Hole, Sabathia & more…

Sticking with the old mug for good luck

Good morning Yankee fans.  Well hopefully the Yankees can squeak out at least one win tonight in this series.  Just no one is hitting.  It’s really hard to blame just one person when the majority of the lineup is not hitting.  Anyway try to enjoy the game tonight.

Now for some links…

Wallace Matthews has his rapid reaction from after the game.

Ian Browne writes that C.C. is a reassuring sight amid the Yankee turmoil.

– Here is a story from the NY Post from the other day asking if the Yankees lack heart from Ken Davidoff.

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Avid Yankee fan since birth. I have been going to Yankee games with my father since i was young. I have many memories at YSII including many playoffs and world series games. I hope that you enjoy our blog. Comment often.

Posted on October 17, 2012, in Notes & Links. Bookmark the permalink. 79 Comments.

  1. Imagine the newspapers today if George was still around with the Yankees facing getting swept in the ALCS.

    • Never have I missed George as much as I do now. Girardi and all of the coaches would be getting ready to be fired, and rightfully so.
      Please, guys, don’t write all offseason about what a great “success” this year was because they made the playoffs(just like the O’s and A’s did). I’m tired of hearing about division titles too.
      You pitch Drob instead of Lowe in the 8th inning of the game 1, this series is only 2-1.
      If Arod is at third last night, that game is probably into extra innings.
      There are not a lot of ways a manager can affect a game, he gets maybe 1-3 chances at the most in any game. Girardi has the most incredible knack I’ve ever seen for making the wrong moves time after time after time.
      When a guy loses a few bets you can say maybe he’s unlucky. When a guy loses time after time after time with the same stupid bets you call him what he is, a LOSER!!

      • I’m not gonna monday morning quarterback when no matter who he puts out there in these games can’t hit a lick.

        • And neither did the Tigers. The loss in game 2 isn’t on Joe, but pitching Lowe instead of Drob in game 1 and benching Arod last night cost us at least one of those two games. It’s 2-1 with CC pitching tonight if Girardi was any kind of a manager.

  2. Deja Vu

    pitch enough………check

    homer enough…….close but no cigars

    lets see if CC can shut them out and maybe we can hit 1 in the 9th.
    the fat lady is warming up and it falls on the fat man to shut her mouth

  3. Even more embarrassing to the Yankees is that Austin Jackson would have caught Miguel Cabrera’s line drive out the right center field last night. Granderson really isn’t a center fielder anymore.

    • HAHAHA! You mean the Austin Jackson who was dealt with Phil Coke and Ian Kennedy for Granderson in the trade I insisted that we had lost before the season began here that everyone told me I was wrong about.
      Phil Coke will be a useful reliever for years. Ian Kennedy would be a 2 or 3 starter on this team and would have been last year too, certainly would have been better than Freddy Garcia in game 3 of the 2011 ALDS. Austin Jackson will make Yankee fans projectile vomit for years. We would have had all of these guys at NO MONEY and have any or all of them to use as valuable trade chips.
      Instead, we have a 10 million a year Dave Kingman clone.
      I wish I wasn’t right so often about bad things.
      I do think the Yankees win the next two games though and I do think Arod or Swisher will make a difference in a game if they are allowed to play.
      Lets hope I’m right about a good thing.

  4. THE GRANDYMAN CAN

  5. THE PITCHING HAS BEEN SO GREAT IN THE 8 PLAYOFF GAMES,…… if the yankees could just hit a little, they woulda won every game so far

    shouldnt arod have pinch hit in the 9th for ibanez?

  6. i wonder if jeter selling his high rise apartment in the trump towers means he is thinking of moving to tampa full time,.. even sign with the rays in 2014, and get away from this circus

  7. did derek jeter buy a new place in new york?,… where will he live when in the city next season?

    can he sleep on arods couch?

  8. IF jeter plays 150 games next season he passes in games played —–mccovey, gonzolez, apariciodweight evans, lou brock, andre dawson, joe morgan, rabbit maranville, griffey jr, paul molitor, darell evans, craig nettles, george brett, and mel ott

    if jeter scores 100 runs next season he will pass on the runs list — tris speaker , lou gerhig, arod maybe, stan musial

  9. as far as the myth goes, that ped’s such as hgh, forms of steroids, andro…, dont greatly improve performance——– that myth has been busted

    manny went to the dodgers, used, knocked the ball around, got cought

    ryan braun won the nl mvp, tested positive

    melkey cabrera leding the nl in avg and hits —- tested positive

    lance armstrong won 7 or 8 tour de france, everyone of his team mates testified to cycling board that he used eevery year

    THAT MYTH IS GONE NOW

    It is not OBTUSE, to say arods numbers would have been a lot lower,….. thus his contract a lot lower, had he not used

    the numbers he went to perverbial bat with, in the negotiations, were falsely high

    the contract should be null and void

    if arod wants to sue and make an arguement, he can

    but it is his signiture on the contract, and his negotiations, as he had first fired boras, after opting out,…..
    since arod signed the contract going into the 2008 season,….. he has missed more than a few games every year

    and the yankees winning percentage over the 5 years with arod out of the lineup is virtually the same as with him in the lineup

  10. THE LAST 5 SEASONS AROD HAS MISSED

    2008–24 GAMES
    2009–38 GAMES
    2010–25 GAMES
    2011–63 GAMES
    2012–40 GAMES

    an average of 38 games missed per season over the past 5 seasons

    in the games without from above the yankees record was

    2008—-9-15
    2009—-21-17
    2010—-21-4
    2011—-39-24
    2012—-21-19

    a total of 111 wins and 79 losses — without arod in the lineup the past 5 seasons

    = 58.42 winning percentage

    pro-rated to 162 games that would be 94.5 wins or 95 wins

    over the past 5 seasons,, the yankees have averaged 95.8 wins total

    HAVING arod in or out of the lineup the past 5 seasons,, has meant very little to the average win totals

    once Arod got the contract he cut down on using i believe, but i can not be sure he still wasnt using

    leading to times of high numbers mixed in—– AS WELL AS THE PHYSICAL BREAKDOWNS OF HIS BODY

    HOWEVER, DO NOT MISUNDERSTAND ME—— I am not upset over the results of the team or arod the past 5 seasons,…..

    contracts are not given based on what a player might do in stats

    contracts are made based on what a player has done in the past

    and what arod did was false, and the yankee front office was not aware they were being bambuzzeled by AROD.

  11. I think the Yankees have no shot winning it being down 0-3. Could it happen sure. but i can’t see it. So getting knocked out with sweep which could help anger upper mgmt and thus shake things up could be a good thing.

  12. over the past 5 seasons, 2008-2012, arod has played in 620 games

    2008 -138 games – 46 multi hit games (33-13 record), 41 hitless games (19-22 record)

    2009 -124 games – 27 multi hit games (18-9 record), 37 hitless games (20-17 record)

    2010 -137 games – 44 multi hit games (32-12 record), 45 hitless games (19-26 record)

    2011 – 99 games – 28 multi hit games ( 25-4 record), 32 hitless games (14-18 record)

    2012 – 122 games – 37 multi hit games ( 25-12 record), 39 hitless games (20-19 record)

    so, when arod is getting multi hit games,….. the yankees are 133 – 50,… over the past 5 seasons

    just need to think about it,….. and come out with more stats supporting a statement about what this all means

  13. it means something,.. just trying to figure out what,……. i would have to, but trying to avoid, going to each box score for those 183 games, and seeing what other players did, like teix, cano, jeter, ……

    • Votto arguably the best hitter in the game says he’ll directly impact the outcome of a game offensively only about 15 percent of the time. So again all of that is useless and a complete waste of your time.

  14. well, the yankees greatness in my generation, had impact players, playing together,… the core 4— 1996-2001 – jeter, bernie, tino, oneil —

    they played together and impacted wins and losses, to the point of taking their 5th ws into the bottom of the 9th with mo on the mound, in just 6 seasons

  15. how many rings does votto has onhis finger????

  16. Who am I? These are my career post season stats:
    30 games
    111 at bats
    38 runs
    42 hits
    14 HR
    25 RBI
    .378 Avg

  17. you do nolt need grounds,.. it will stand up– THE YANKEES CAN TELL AROD NO, YOU’RE FIRED,…. MIKE FRANCESA IS WRONG,…

    francesa has it mixed up—- players caught are caught after signing a contract

    arod used before he signed the contract

    this is a unique case

    DOSE NOT HAVE TO HOLD UP

    ANY COMPANY CAN FIRE ANYONE,.. MAY BE LIABILITY TO IT,.. BUT THEY CERTAINLY HAVE THE LEGAL RIGHT TO TELL HIM NOT TO COME BACK

    YOU CANT FORCVE A COMPANY TO HAVE SOMEONE WORKING THERE THEY SIMPLY DONT WANT TO WORK THERE

  18. FRANCESA HAS TO UNDERSTAND ——– IT IS NOT LIKE A PLAYER WAS CAUGHT USING STEROIDS, BEDCAME A FREE AGENT, THEN WAS SIGNED WITH THE TEAN KNOWING THE PLAYERS NUMBERS WERE INFLATED IN THE PAST DUE TO USING PEDS

    IN THE AROD CASE– AROD DENIED USING, WAS NEVER CAUGHT, GOT THE NEW CONTRACT, SOMEONE GOT THE GOODS ON HIM, HE ADMITTED USING

    ADMITTED HE DECIEVED THE YANKEES AS TO HIS NUMBERS PRODUCTION

  19. THIS IS PRECIDENT, AND THE YANKEES SHOULD GO FOR IT, FILE IN STATE COURT IN THE BRONX,…. TAKE IT TO A JURY OF 6 CITIZENS

    THIS IS A CONTRACT DISPUTE TO BE HANDLED UNDER NEW YORK STATE LAW

    THE PLAYERS ASSOCIATION WOULD HAVE LITTLE RECOURSE IN FEDERAL COURT

    THIS IS A SIGNITURE ON A CONTRACT

  20. STUFF LIKE THIS HAPPENS TO REGULAR PEOPLE, PEOPLE MAKING 8 DOLLARS AN HOUR ON A FACTORY LINE IN NJ AND NY,.. EVEN WITH A UNION,… THEY LIE TO THE COMPANY, SAYING THEY NEVER DID ANYTHING ILEGAL IN THE PAST, GET THE JOB

    THE COMPANY DOESNT LIKE THE PERSON, GET THE GOODS ON HIM OR HER, THAT THEY LIED TO GET THE JOB — THEN THEY ARE FIRED]

    ]AND THE UNION CAN NOT STOP IT

    HAPPENS TO REGULAR PEOPLE ALL THE TIME STRUGGLING TO MAKE A LIFE, TYHAT MADE MISTAKES IN THE PAST

    WHY CAN IT NOT HAPPEN TO AROD?

  21. yeah, i guess,…… i am not saying this stuff because arod is not hitting in the post season,….. or has failed to play even 150 gamnes in a season since he signed the new contract in 2008

    i have been on record on espn blogs, and other places,.. against the use of peds in baseball, and in any walk of life

    if arod had went to the yankees and said, listen, my numbers are inflated cause i used peds in the past, i dont deserve 275 million over 10 years,.. whast do you think is fair?

    then i wouldnt have a problem

    but arod lied, denied,.. and decieved the yankees

    THIS IS MY PROBLEM

  22. RON DARLING IS FULL OF CRAPO,, AROD IS NOT A TOP BASEBALL PLAYER OF ALL TIME—— EVEN PEOPLE IN HIS HIGHSCHOOL SAID HE WAS USING PEDS BACK THEN

  23. great players , all time, play great, without using peds,……

  24. donald trump is supposedly very good friends with the stienbrenners,…. very close,…..to the family,.. maybe even in business ventures as well,…

    appearantly arod did something so awful at the trump towers,.. that it really pissed off donald trump

    trump would not say what it was,.. and sorta panned it, saying no big deal

    well, money wise, trump is worth over 7 billion dollars,….. whatever arod did, trump handled it,.. and it is over

    BUT TRUMP IS IN THE EAR OF THE STIENBRENNER SHARHOLDERS

    was it bringing prostitutes into a secure tower,….. we dont know what it was

    did arod mouth off at trump’s worklers at the towers,.. maybe the doorman or other security people?

    we dont know

    did arod refuse to pay the condo fee

    we dont know

    did arod yell and belittle a woman worker at the secure towers?

    we dont know what he did

    but we do know arod did something that irked trump the wrong way

    this we know

    and trump is not saying this, exactly like i am not saying this,.. because he didnt come up big this post season

    THERE ARE OTHER ISSUES

    • AND NOW, ONLY AT THE END, we see real solidarity between arod and jeter,…. as jeter has now sold his apartment in the trump towers,.. even with trump beggi ng him and advising him not to sell

      the day after jeter sold, he broke his ankle

      somethings going on karma waise with this team

      as far as karma goes, jines,. superstitions, whatever,.. it is part of the lore of sports, and generally also in life

      so i have no problem with trump bringing up the word karma

      you make your own karma

  25. i would feel the same way if the yankees were up 3-0, in the alcs, with arod having 6 homers

    my feeling would not change

    arod lied, denied, and decieved the yankees to get the contract

    that fact is not changed whether he gets hits and homers, or doesnt get hits or homers

  26. WILLIE MAYS BE VERY PISSED OFF HE WASNT STARTED IN GAMES IN THE 1973 WORLD SERIES ,….

    THE METS TOOK THE A’S TO 7 GAMES THAT SERIES

    WAS WILLIE MAYS EMBARRASSED, OR WAS HIS CAREER OVER?

    THE PROBLEM WITH AROID, THEIR IS UP TO MAYBE 130 MILLION LEFT ON 5 MORE YEARS WITH INCENTIVES

    THIS AROD SIRUATION GOES TO WILLIE MAYS

    SURE, I WAS A KID , 7 YEARS OLD DURING THE 73 SERIES,.. BUT PEOPLE WERE UPSET THAT WILLIE MAYS, WITH 660 LIFETIME HOMERS WAS BENCHED IN THE SERIES

    WHAT AROD IS GOING THROUGH HASD HAPPENED BEFORE, HAPPENED IN THE POST SEASON BEFORE, AND WITH WILLIE MAYS, EVEN HAPPENED IN NEW YORK BEFORE

  27. in the 73 world series may was 2 for 7,…appeared in 3 games, with 1 run, and 1 rbi’

    this was his final season, his final games

    he had 660 regular Season homers at the time

    HE WAS A REAL ALL TIME GREAT

    IF YOU LOOK AT WILLIE MAYS LAST 5 SEASONS,

    69-73

    HE TURNED 38 IN MAY OF 1969 ,.. AROD IS TURNING 38 DURING NEXT SEASON, THE FIRST OF THE LAST 5 SEASONS ON HIS CONTRACT

    IN WILLIE MAYS’ LAST 5 SEASONS , HE HAS 73 HOMERS, 249 BRBIS, 299 RUNS, AND BATTED 269

    IN THOSE FINAL 5 SEASONS COMBINED, WILLIE MAYS EARNED 735 THOUSAND DOLLARS

    IN ARODS FINAL 5 SEASONS 2013-2017 WE ARE LOOKING AT 120MILLION DOLLARS

  28. What’s everyone’s lineup predictions for tonight?

  29. listen,, willie mays was a great player, that got thge 5 more years,……. arod will play, as his contract dictates 5 more years

    can arod get these numbers in the next 5 regular seasons?

    73 HOMERS, 249 BRBIS, 299 RUNS, AND BATTED 269

    without using ped’s

    the bottom line is,.. the yankees made a huge mistake giving arod 10 years,..shoulda gave him 5, . a big decent 5,.. not knowing he usec peds to get his previous numbers up, as his denials are classic before someone got the goods on him

    this is what yankee fans and the shgareholders of the private company have to endure

    the causity will be a player like swisher,…..\

    we know this, the hard cap,.. because of severe luxury taxes, for a 40 man roster, is 189 million

    no way around it

  30. i am sticking to my guns, trying to get people to understand reality

  31. Arod lives in MIAMI,……,.. he lives in coral gables,.. in a very nice neiborhood, with good schools, public even better than private schools

  32. arod doesnt have kids though, that we know of,…. and the houses in coral gables are very small for the money,…

    but this neighborhood is for people , husband and wives, making 500k-900k a year

    its a upscale area,…..

    but AROD probably wants something bigger like jeter

  33. ok, well, if he has 2 daughters, he cant do wrong staying in coral gables,…… for the school system,…. but francesa reported his home their is up for sale

    so what is the situation

    • well, i watch every yankee game the last several seasons, and i never heard a word about arod’s daughters

      if he has kids

      why is he flirting in the dug out stands with women?

      thats a good example for children??

      arod god problems

      he got to get out of new york

  34. teiseira is ok,……. he on base, time at the playe vs getting on,…… is very good this post season

    what you need is to bunch hits and walks

    nothing wrong with teixeira,…

  35. steroid use, if used ileregally, is immoral

    the players association can not stop the yankees from firing arod

    period

    francesa is wrong

    no kone said void the contract,…… YOU SIMPLY SAY WE DONT WANT HIM HERE

    NO COURT IN THE UNITED STATES CAN FORCE A COMPANY TO HAVE A PERSON WORKING THERE THEY DONT WANT

  36. SO, WAS AROD MARRIED,… ARE THE DAUGHTERS OUT OF WEDLOCK?? what is the deal here?

    how immoral a person is arod?

    arod can do whatever he wants, this is a free country, no doubt

    doesnt mean i have to agree with it or support it

  37. people that get the big time jobs, are moral people,.. the dont have even traffic trockets, or leadst least not more than one even,…

    they know ethics, the know morals, they are educated,…. they know how to give a proper dinner party,…. they know how to interact with others

    they live lives that are up-scalke- moral- no crime- no nothing wrong, NO CHEATYING ON SPOUSES, NO CHILDREN OUT OF WEDLOCK,… no bs at all

    they are focused on living good lives,… working a good job,… and doing the right things

    arod has a big time job,… making big time money,.. but as far as morality goes, he shouldnt have what he has

  38. i have my doubts arod can even read or write, we dont even know this guy is loiterate

    francesa said today that arod,……. was appearing as if he was in a college game, miami vs florida state

    he is giving arod too much credit

    ‘arod never went to college

    he went into the majors at age 18

  39. really, i dont know about the vuniversity of miami——– MY BROTHER GRADUATED THE UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI WITH THE HIGHEST GPA IN THE ENGINERRING SCHOOLS HISTORY

    AROD MIGHT HAVE HAD A BASEBALL SCVHOLARSHIP,.. SO friggin what

    arod aint book smarts

  40. and then after graduating miami with the highest gpa in school history, he got a full free ride to ivy league penn, with cash beinmg paid to him besides,.. to get his masters in 12 months in biomedical engineering

    but 2 degrees wasnt good enough for my brother, sio he went to bu for a mba to top it off

    he lives in coral gables down down the road from arod

  41. i know the difference between moral people and immoral people

    why dont you?

    arod used steroids anbd or hgh, or form of andro,.. to gain an edge on the field, which directly led to the 2008 contract

    HE CHEATED

    THE CONTRAXT VSHOULD BE NULL AND VOID

    it woiuld be like a guy going for his masters degree that cheated on tests , consistantly cheated, to obtain the degree

    IT WOULD NOT BE REAL

    ARODS NUMBERS ARE NOT REAL

    • writing in caps lock doesn’t make you right nor make you smarter. it’s annoying Jim. slow down when you type and think things out is my advance before you hit enter.

  42. listen, it dosent make me wrong either,…….. you want to defend arod and say he is a mk,oral person, as he laughas all the way to the bank, stelling money out of mine and yours bank accounts,..go aherad, it is a free country

    dosent mean i am wrong

  43. come out and accuse me of lying,..acuuse me of me saying my little brother graduated the univeristy of miami with the highest gpa in the enginerring departments history was a false statement

    go ahead and do it

    but you wont,.. because you knows , despiote typing in caps, or not caps,… i tell the truth here

    i tell it like it is

    what youy can not do, under any circumstances, is say arod can read and write

    you have zero knowledge he can

    he is a low life

    everyone knows it

  44. donald trump would not have said anhything if something was not wrong with arod

  45. what did i say that is nonsense— go point for poiint– show some integrity here man… ok?

    you want to say that arod is moral, and not immoral,.. go ahead and explain how

    now the story is coming out that arod sent a ball boy with a signed ball to a bikini model in the stands the other night, saying this is from arod, i want yoyr numb er

    what kinbd of high class mkorality ios this?

    he is suppose to be a multi millionaire profressional

    not somed sex crazed middle aged man, who happens to have children,….. getting into anonomyous relationships with good looking girls in the stands, through a ball boy no less

    are you kii8dding me

    tell me poiint for poiunt what i wrote that is not true?

  46. matt s,.. you can not say that i am wrong without going into detail how i am wrong

    for christ sakes man, president clinto got a little over sexed and did somethiong with an intern, monica lewinskly,.. and congress impreached him

    based on mo\rfality

    now yoiu are saying moirals have nothing to do with a persons job?

  47. what have i said that is not true?

  48. to redskins fans, dexter manley was great,.. as far as the nfl goes

    we loved to watch dexter be a monster on the field,.. he could not read or cwrite,… that didnt make him immoral,.. what made him immoral was the cocaine use

    arod is in this box,.. so when i said i dont know can read or write, i meant it,.. we dont know that he can,…

    what we do know, is the guiy used illegal drugs in order to get the 2008 contract,. stealing money out of mine abnd your pockets

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