Thursday, October 22, 2009

Scoreboard Watching: ALCS Game 5, Yankees @ Angels, 5p

Damn, have you ever seen anybody stretch like that before? Why haven't we heard anything about this Jee-ter fella?

There's more baseball, folks! Pull up a chair if you want to see who's going to beat the Phillies in the World Series. Smart money says the Yankees, but the Angels remain the sole remaining hope for West Coast Baseball (not to be confused with East Coast Baseball™). (No, I'm not letting that go.)

photo by Jae C. Hong/AP

77 comments:

Mr. Customer said...

This is as ready for ALCS SWT as I get.

fanerman said...

Just think. He's sick. And he can stretch. Like that. What a player.

That said, go AL!

fanerman said...

East Coast Baseball: Where small sample sizes, large payrolls, and east coast bias come together.

fanerman said...

I find myself turning on the updated box score for this game.

rbnlaw said...

Lost Angels prove Burnett is worth every penny they didn't pay him.

He's getting lit like the tree at Rockefeller Plaza.

Josh S. said...

AJ Kuroda.

Orel said...

Angels off to a big lead. Must be nice.

Josh S. said...

I think Burnett is a Kaminoan.

Orel said...

Torii Hunter pulls a Matt Kemp.

Orel said...

Josh, I thought that was the Dodgers' Bill DeLury?

rbnlaw said...

Hiroki Burnett?

Hey, a Molina behind the plate. Think we'll pick up Benji in the off-season? Sorry, can't help myself, and I know I can't keep this up for six months.

Erin said...

I hate that I'm even asking, but I'm driving to Malibu and I can't find the game on the radio, so does anyone know where it is?

rbnlaw said...

Soccer practice calls. I'm out like Manny on a play at the plate.

rbnlaw said...

Erin,
AM 830. KLAA.

I hate myself for knowing that.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

We're only getting Bengie if he wants to be a backup.

Mr. Customer said...

@MLASF

Starting next year, the DMV may require Bengie to be outfitted with back-up lights. Does that count?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

No. No it does not.

Paul said...

Is Scott Boras lurking behind home plate? That is scary.

Hey Next year I won't be an SOSG rookie since I was called up in June.

Paul said...

I did my time at the sons of Billy Ashley minor league blog.

JuanLove said...

John Lackey looks awesome

maybe he would be even "awesomer" in Dodger blue?

Orel said...

I was just thinking that, JL. But he's going to be expen$$$ive.

Orel said...

Darren Oliver gives up three runs on one pitch. John Lackey is not pleased.

Nic j said...

All of our money is going to dreamfields this offseason.

Nic j said...

Well with that you can effectively say that Lackey isn't going to be an angel next year.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Looks like it won't be just another Halo victory.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I still would like to see John Lackey in Dodger Blue. I always liked him.

Nic j said...

Man I hate the nuggets.

Nic j said...

Man I hate the Yankees.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

So it will be the Yankees and the Phillies. I never imagined it would be possible.

Orel said...

6-4 New York. The Angels bullpen doing their own meltdown.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess things really could be worse.

Orel said...

Why didn't Posada grab Jeter's ass?

fanerman said...

Yankees say: bow down to East Coast Baseball!!! Ugh. I have to root for these guys?

Nic j said...

So when the Yankees win the world series all ESPN employees get a paid holiday right?


(Ive been typing Holliday so much lately that the one L'd version looks incorrect.)

Orel said...

Nice to see the Angels are susceptible to two-out madness as well.

Nic j said...

Two years in a row with two east coast teams. Baseball needs to make it so the world series is always West vs. East.

Orel said...

@Nic "So when the Yankees win the world series all ESPN employees get a paid holiday right?"

With Steve Phillips!

Paul said...

If the Yankees win it will be such a feel gold story for the media.

They will have so many off days to drool.

Orel said...

Can't believe Burnett is in line for the win.

fanerman said...

Thank the gods I don't watch much ESPN...

fanerman said...

Are the Angels rallying? Is the monkey coming out?

Paul said...

Yanks just signed Albert Pujols.

Nic j said...

"Thank the gods I don't watch much ESPN"

if there is a white van outside your house and men in hoods knock on your door don't answer it. It's them…

Orel said...

Sacrificing with two men on? How un-AL-like.

Orel said...

Angels trading outs for runs. How gritty can they be?

Nic j said...

I much prefer the dodgers "pull the ball into a double play" method.

Orel said...

It's all down to Vlad.

Orel said...

Maybe they'll try to IBB him and Vlad will reach out and hit it.

Orel said...

I could feel the breeze from that swing here.

Orel said...

Tied at 6. Fun game.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Hey, tie game, whattyaknow.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I have to admit, these games are much more fun to watch without the emotional investment. That's why I stopped making March Madness brackets.

fanerman said...

Wow. Tie game! Nice job Vlad!

Orel said...

Never misunderestimate the heart of a champion! 7-6 Angels!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe it will be another Halo victory.

Nic j said...

Is Burnett actually pissed he didn't get the win?

Nic j said...

No lead is safe with Fuentes lurking in the bullpen.

Orel said...

Who has the better pitching staff: Phillies or Yankees?

Nic j said...

Yankees. We just stopped hitting and made the phils look really good.

Orel said...

I can't wait for Lidge to blow a save or two in the World Series.

Orel said...

Juan Rivera pulls a Jayson Werth.

Nic j said...

Joba the douche.

Nic j said...

Reggie Wilits is the prototypical fourth outfielder. Jason repko is sooo jealous.

Orel said...

Why is Fuentes wearing a Red Vine around his neck?

Mr. Customer said...

I suppose it is a little inconvenient to do a snack run during the game.

Orel said...

Brian Fuentes, meet Jonathan Broxton.

Mr. Customer said...

Wow, that would've been a great play.

Paul said...

I think the idea of sticking with you closer no matter what in the post season is pretty lame.

Not just saying this because Fuentes is in trouble.

Mr. Customer said...

@orel

I was going to say something to the extent that at least we're not the only team that loses the plate from time to time, but I thought it might be too soon.

Orel said...

Makes sense in theory, but managers (and players) like defined roles.

Orel said...

Rancho Fuentiendo!

Paul said...

O Dog wished his role was defined.

Orel said...

Such is the difference between 3-2 and 4-1.

Paul said...

Wow the Angels even lose the LCS better than us.

Mr. Customer said...

Still not one damn badger.

Josh S. said...

I don't want to ask why we couldn't do that, but...WHY THE HELL COULDN'T WE DO THAT?!

rbnlaw said...

Ha! Reading the comments from after I left the thread I see that great minds (nic, MLASF, Orel, and me) think alike.
Go after Lackey and, possibly, Holliday in the off-season.

If we can get permission from Jamie's lawyers.