Sunday, November 01, 2009

World Series Game 4 Thread: Yanx @ Filz, 5p

Joe Blanton, (0-0, -.--) vs. CC Sabathia (0-1, 2.57).

111 comments:

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Derek Jeter won the Hank Aaron award. MLB will announce before the game that because of the achievement, they will rename it the Derek Jeter award for Derek Jeter.


Somewhere, Joe Mauer weeps.

Orel said...

Hank Aaron and Joe Mauer will also be renamed Derek Jeter.

karina said...

This is so unfair, i bet Mauer will have pain in his back all the winter, because he carried his modest team to the postseason.

In the other hand, there should be something mesmerizing or hypnotic about Jeter. My dad, the rabid Yankees fan, who compares every good baseball player with Mickey Mantle, told me last week this:

"Jeter is the best Yankee ever". I replied with "really?, even better, i don't know Yogi Berra, Whitey Ford"and dropped a few of Yankee greats my dad has tried us to worship (with no success).

My dad just said "he's better than Mickey Mantle and being the best Yankee, means he's the best baseball player EVER"

For a second, i was about to reply and then it hit me the notion that i might have children someday and i wouldn't like them to dispute Koufax, Snyder, Robinson, Karros, Garvey, Valenzuela et al greatness (because i'm sure my kids will turn out to be Giants fans)

Dusty Baker said...

Happy birthday, Fernando Valenzuela (49)!

karina said...

Yankee Slappy Mode!

Orel said...

There's no arguing with rabid fans, Karina.

Orel said...

The Phillies must feel like the Dodgers right now. Blink and you're down two runs.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Baseball will be renamed Jeterball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

For shame, White Slappy. For shame.

Dusty Baker said...

Jeterball will then be shortened to just "Jeter."

New league: MLJ

Orel said...

Johnny Damon, playing truly, madly, deeply in left field, can't get to Victorino's blooper.

Orel said...

Utley > Sabathia

Orel said...

Looks like it's gonna be a slugfest tonight.

Dusty Baker said...

Reporting from the Twittersphere:

Sports media are incredulous that Jeter took the Aaron award. Even the usual Yankee apologists (e.g., everyone).

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

But there can't be a Jeter that isn't in the Bigs, so it would just be Jeterball.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

If the Yankees suck, then how come they're leading your sorry asses, Phiwey Phans?

Dusty Baker said...

They could rename the "minors" J, JJ, JJJ. There would be no low J, just high J.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

It would be the MVJ award, but because Jeter is always the most valuable, it would just be redundant.

Orel said...

Hey, that first inning only took an hour.

Dusty Baker said...

Does Jeter get Double Platinum Gloves instead of Gold Gloves, you think?

Orel said...

All precious metals will be renamed Jeterminum.

Dusty Baker said...

Periodic table: J(2)

karina said...

it'd be the Silver Jeter award, Jeter clutch player of the year, the Derek Jeter pitching award, and so on?

Josh S. said...

On the radio, Joe Morgan was livid that both benches were warned before the Yankees could retaliate for A-Rod getting hit. It was pretty hilarious.

karina said...

how did Feliz dare to field that?

chexxum said...

McCarver thinks Pedro Feliz will win a couple of gold gloves in the future, awesome.

That means Beard still has a shot!

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I think baseball should remove all adjectives in their awards and replace them with Jeter. Like the Clutch Performer of the Year would become the Jeter Performer of the Year.

karina said...

@Josh S on ESPN latino (as Dusty would say) they were saying the very same thing.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

He never touched home.

Nic j said...

Baseball ended weeks ago. Is this a Arizona Fall League GT or something?

Go Javelinas!!

Dusty Baker said...

Gotta be the first time Howard has ever missed a plate.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I guess Howard's been watching Matt Holliday too much. Next thing you know, he's getting a grounder into the balls.

Dusty Baker said...

Howard couldn't see the plate for all those white towels waving.

Dusty Baker said...

Jeter would have glove-flipped that better.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Jeter would have also been covering second, knowing the grounder would go there.

Dusty Baker said...

Jeter would have fielded his own hit, for that matter.

Dusty Baker said...

Bison just checked in via a Tweet from the Lakers game.

Paul said...

If you are going to put Victorino on base at least plunk him!

Oh yeah they can't. Stupid umps

Stupid Yankees. Stupid Phillies.

karina said...

I loved how Matt Kemp twittered "i'm baaaaaaaack". It felt like Opening Day.

Paul said...

Favorite Dodger for no real reason: Kal Daniels.

Guy was not great but when he did hit it. He crushed it.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

On a scale of one to Hasselhoff, how drunk are you right now, Paul?

Orel said...

Jayson Werth: post-season hero, former Dodger.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I like that commercial of Hamels struggling at Chavez Ravine.

Dusty Baker said...

I just lost my freakin' cable! To quote MLASF, "sdkjfhakjsdhfgakjdh."

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Stop taking me out of context, Dusty!

Paul said...

I am mother Teresa right now but wishing I was fathe O'Jameson.

Dusty Baker said...

Whew! Cable is working in the back room. Alas, I have to watch the game on a 32 inch not 42 inch set. Times is haaaaaard.

Dusty Baker said...

Yank-mes fans: Don't cry over spilled Melk.

Paul said...

I was a big fan Greg Brock.

Hey Joe Buck needs to adjust his chair that cant be ergonomically safe.

Paul said...

I will be surprised if I can make one comment without a typo.

I wasn't a fan of Jeff Hamilton.

Orel said...

Park is in. Time for the Yankees to blow it open.

Dusty Baker said...

Maybe Park can pretend he's throwing to Matt Kemp and get the job done.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe Park can imagine he's pitching to the Dodgers in general.

Paul said...

Maybe I can pretend that Matt stairs is the greatest hitter ever.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Maybe I can pretend that USC didn't lose yesterday.

Dusty Baker said...

Come on, Phiwwies! We want more competitive baseball or else the season is over. For at least that reason, let's go Phiwws!

Orel said...

Utley >>> Sabathia

4-3 Yankees

Dusty Baker said...

Utley takes it out! Pasadena, where you at?

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

I cringed when Buck said "into the night"

Paul said...

Chase Utley: big dodger fan.

Paul said...

Matt Stairs hits a homerun every time he swings.

Paul said...

Chase Utley: greasy.

Orel said...

Is there anyone Tom Cable won't hit?

Orel said...

Cano could not have thrown that bloop more perfectly.

Orel said...

We want Lidge!

Paul said...

Does Rivera have a foreign object under his jacket that he plans to use when Captin Lou is distracting the ref?

Orel said...

I enjoy watching Jayson Werth strike out.

Orel said...

Joba's dealing!

Orel said...

Feliz = Stairs

Orel said...

This sets up the Brad Lidge meltdown nicely.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Well that sucks.

Dusty Baker said...

Pete Happy!

I am.

Orel said...

former Giant Pedro Feliz

karina said...

This HR sucks because it was after deuces wild.

Paul said...

Ha ha Jaba to the sarlacc pit

Orel said...

Anyone else having audio issues with the Fox feed? Although not hearing Joe Buck's bored voice clearly isn't a big problem.

Orel said...

Damon with the two-out single. The meltdown beginneth.

Dusty Baker said...

Next step of the meltdown: Wasted throw to 2B.

Orel said...

WOW what a heads-up double-steal by Damon. Steals second then outruns Feliz to an empty third base.

Dusty Baker said...

Next step: Hit batsman.

Orel said...

Meltdown, Part 2: Hit Teixeira.

Steve Sax said...

Pedro Feliz sucked by letting Damon beat him to third

Orel said...

Meltdown: complete.

Paul said...

Brad Lidge is back.

Step 3: flat fastball.

Orel said...

BRAD LIDGE IS BACK...to sucking!

karina said...

Not complete, remember there are RISP

Dusty Baker said...

That Lidge fastball had less movement on it than me on my sofa today.

Steve Sax said...

Orel, you nailed this meltdown

Orel said...

7-4 Yanks. Step off the Lidge, Phillies fans.

Dusty Baker said...

At least Lakers are up big.

Paul said...

Jeter cheers so fucking great!

Orel said...

Now Mariano Rivera is the last big-name reliever to not blow it this post-season....

Orel said...

Wish I could have predicted it in the NLCS.

karina said...

Rivera basically owns everyone.

Orel said...

I get so jealous every time I see Stairs make an out.

Paul said...

Stairs. Ughhhhh and out.

Paul said...

So dejected Philly fans pleeease. Yes!

Orel said...

Karina, you are absolutely correct. Yankees one win away.

Dusty Baker said...

WS done and done. Not only did Phiwwy beat us, but they deprived us of a competitive, six or seven game WS.

Paul said...

Judas!!!!!

Still at least Philly is cryin.

Not sure why I am happy and why I am sad. So confused.

Hey Broxton you can get up from behind the couch now Stairs is gone.

Dusty Baker said...

Wonder if they'll still turn over cars and climb light poles in Phiwwy, even in loss?

karina said...

@Paul if the Phillies win the World Series, we could say we got beaten by the team destined to championship.

if the Yankees win, it means that Dodgers fiercest and meanest rival in the A, the ones who've claimed 8 WS titles from the Dodgers, are the champions.

Analyzing this, the present situation is very annoying for Dodgers fans and the most annoyed fan of all could be awesome Erin.

Orel said...

Yeah, I don't think Erin is exactly riveted to this World Series.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

That was fun.

Paul said...

@Karina

my favorite AL team is the Bo Sox so I can only imagine what kind of nightmare this might be for Erin.

The only thing worse would be the Giants vs the Yankees in the Series. (shudders).

Josh S. said...

Dear Phillies,

Losing Game 4 in heartbreaking fashion is a real bitch, ain't it? Enclosed you will find the world's smallest violin.

Cordially,
The Dodgers

mpearse89 said...

I know the Yankees have done far more damage to us in the history of the franchise but it was nice to see the Phils lose a game like that.

karina said...

@Paul that thought of Giants-Yankees, at this hour (1 am), is beyond cruelty.

In the side note, it's comprehensible why you've been so so bitter about this WS.

Orel said...

Utterly comprehensible!

Dusty Baker said...

Everyone else sucks, and I hate them!

All I am saying is give hate a chance.

Mr. LA Sports Fan said...

Dusty's right! I hate Brad Lidge! Freakin' Notre Dame loving, Albert Pujols pants-shitting, Philly residing, Michael Bourn trading bastard.