• WasWatching.com Water Cooler Talk 10/6/09

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    1. October 6th, 2009 | 9:47 am

      Hey, if you all want to discuss the Twins-Tigers game, today, here, that’s cool too…after all, it is Yankees-related now. :-)

    2. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 9:52 am

      Why did they decide 5 o’clock EST was the best time for this game? Seems like an odd time, no matter what time zone your in.

    3. clintfsu813
      October 6th, 2009 | 9:54 am

      Who are we rooting for if anyone? I called in to MLB Home Plate yesterday and made the case for the Twins. I said that Verlander/Porcello was more formidible than the Twins 1-2 punch. Plus the fact that we’ve owned Nathan this year. They argued that the Twins would be tougher for us as they have been playing better baseball as of late and would be coming in pumped up. Any thoughts?

    4. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 9:58 am

      @ clintfsu813:
      I dream about the Yankees hammering Pavano in the playoffs.

    5. clintfsu813
      October 6th, 2009 | 10:02 am

      @ Corey:
      Lol..thats the other point I brought up. What a hostile enviroment that would be for him. They would save him for Minny though, I bet.

    6. butchie22
      October 6th, 2009 | 10:31 am

      On paper, the Tigers look far more formidable than the Twins do ,but the Twins are far hotter. Yes, the Tigers have a decided adavantage in putting up Verlander, Porcello and Jackson up there but they are not hitting that well. The Twins are in a veritable tear offensively though. I don’t care if the Twins have been the Yankees’ bitch or not, the Twins are very hot right now. Lest we forget about wanting the Tigers in 2006 and everybody remembers what happened that time.

      And it would just be the Yankees’ luck that Carlina “Disabled List Dude/Girly Man” Pavano would chump them,not the other way around. Carlina surprised me when he took the ball with three days rest the other day. I wonder if he had bruised buttocks or not?

      In my heart, I’m more scared of the Twins because they are playing so well even without Morneau. Yes, their pitching isn’t that great BUT they can hit. And they are playing good fundamental baseball in the field as well. And CC hasn’t been sterling in the playoffs(an understatement) and AJ has never pitched in the playoffs. It will be interesting to see how the riotous hordes react in the Metrodome act in Game 3,if the Twins win this one off game.

      In my head, I take the threat of Verlander pitching two games against the Yankees very seriously more than anything. The kid throws gas. The Tigers are not playing as crisp baseball as the Twins,though. Granderson looked like a keystone cop in the last week of the season. As a team, they seem liked they are destined to be part of a Mets like collapse. But they don’t play the games on paper, but on the field so let the best man win. In this case, it looks like the Twins have the decided advantage in this one-off playoff game, BUT one never knows,does one?

      All in all, the Yanks should crush their bitches ,The Twinkies or the Beaten and/or Bruised Toothless Tigers of Motown. But like I have said both of those relatively weak teams have their strengths and anything can happen in a 5 game series……..

    7. YankCrank
      October 6th, 2009 | 10:41 am

      @ clintfsu813:

      Tough to choose, considering this is a whole new season and out 7-0 and 6-1 records against the Twins and Tigers mean shit now.

      The Twins pitching doesn’t match up well, but they’re the hottest team. The Tigers cant keep up with our offense but won’t need to if their pitching performs up to their potential.

      There’s no easy team. Wanna know what i’m rooting for? I’m rooting for tonight’s game to go 18 innings, til about midnight, and at that point I won’t care who wins.

    8. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 12:14 pm

      Since it might have gotten burried, I’ll ask again…I missed the game on Sunday, did anyone on the team get to manage the last game like in recent years on that last day of the season?

    9. clintfsu813
      October 6th, 2009 | 12:39 pm

      @Corey Not that I could tell

    10. G.I. Joey
      October 6th, 2009 | 12:54 pm

      @ Corey:

      It looked like Jorge was. They had an extended shot of him on the phone with the bullpen at one point.

    11. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 1:00 pm

      G.I. Joey wrote:

      It looked like Jorge was. They had an extended shot of him on the phone with the bullpen at one point.

      Cool. This is 1 of my favorite Yankee traditions, I’m glad Girardi has kept it up. I remember watching a post-game interview last week where it sounded like he wasn’t going to do it, so I was a little concerned.

    12. butchie22
      October 6th, 2009 | 1:23 pm

      G.I. Joey wrote:

      @ Corey:
      It looked like Jorge was. They had an extended shot of him on the phone with the bullpen at one point.

      I was on the road on Sunday so I was forced to listen to Mr Homer and Ms Homereete on WCBS against my will! Sterling mentioned something to the effect that Posada seemed to be the honorary manager this time around.

    13. butchie22
      October 6th, 2009 | 1:25 pm

      I meant Ms Homerette AKA Suzyn!

      @ Corey, I’m glad that that tradition is back this year…it means the Yanks made the playoffs,not the layoffs!

    14. ken
      October 6th, 2009 | 1:35 pm

      Twins play the Yankees well. Their hitting scares me. Though no Morneau is big. Is he expected to play if Twinkies advance?

      The season series was closer than the W-L totals indicate.

      I’ll take my chances with the Tigers.

    15. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 1:38 pm

      butchie22 wrote:

      I’m glad that that tradition is back this year…it means the Yanks made the playoffs,not the layoffs!

      Didn’t they do it last year with Moose despite missing the playoffs?

    16. October 6th, 2009 | 2:00 pm
    17. October 6th, 2009 | 2:06 pm

      @ srivinodh: I called that one a while ago.

    18. October 6th, 2009 | 2:16 pm

      @ Steve Lombardi:

      True that.. but suddenly missing that bat really makes u re-evaluate the length of the lineup… Cano-RISp/Swisher/Garbrera/Molina suddenly looks scary… and against Verlander… yikes

    19. ken
      October 6th, 2009 | 3:04 pm

      We now have an NL lineup because of AJ. So now even more pressure on him. No excuses.

    20. Raf
      October 6th, 2009 | 3:36 pm

      ken wrote:

      We now have an NL lineup because of AJ.

      A bit dramatic, no?

    21. ken
      October 6th, 2009 | 3:37 pm

      @ Raf:
      OK. Perhaps a bit.

    22. ken
      October 6th, 2009 | 3:43 pm
    23. butchie22
      October 6th, 2009 | 3:51 pm

      Raf wrote:

      ken wrote:
      We now have an NL lineup because of AJ.
      A bit dramatic, no?

      Not really a bit dramatic BUT the lineup is more powerful with georgie in the mix. Yes, it’s more important to have AJ pitch effectively BUT the bad side of that is losing a bit of offense.

    24. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 4:00 pm

      butchie22 wrote:

      Not really a bit dramatic BUT the lineup is more powerful with georgie in the mix. Yes, it’s more important to have AJ pitch effectively BUT the bad side of that is losing a bit of offense.

      Ya know what though, if it works out and helps Burnett, we only have to deal with Molina for, let’s say, 7 innings max. Then Posada can come in to work with Hughes/Mo/LOOGY(Whether it be Coke, Marte or both) for the last 9 outs.

      This is one of the moves that we will be talking about the entire offseason, for better or worse.

    25. October 6th, 2009 | 4:46 pm

      ken wrote:

      This hurts: http://www.boston.com/sports/baseball/redsox/extras/extra_bases/2009/10/greetings_from_8.html
      Good ole Pete Abe’s new gig.

      hv u chked their new team @ LoHud.. pretty solid replacements…

      SamBorden is a good reporter and C Jennings had his first post today, it amazes me how much that blog meantto all of us, i doubt we wud have discussed any one at NYDN or NYP getting replaced… thats a credit to PeteAbe, he did an admirable job despite being a closet Sox fan…

      i am excited to see what C Jennings does, he had some good stuff over at SWB blog..

    26. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 7:19 pm

      I really hope Montero turns out to be a comp for Miguel Cabrera with the bat…I can’t wait for Jesus’ arrival.

    27. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 7:20 pm

      @ srivinodh:
      Agreed, Pete Abe was fantastic at Lohud. Jennings is really good, too. He just doesn’t have the same sense of humor as Pete, which is what I’ll truly miss.

    28. October 6th, 2009 | 7:32 pm

      How awkward would it be if AJ gets knocked out oh his game 2start in 5 innings and Posda gets a game winning hit…

      now thats a walk-off pie i would love to see…

    29. October 6th, 2009 | 7:34 pm

      @ Corey:

      True that… hey may be we get better luck with Jennings at the blog… didnt PeteAe join the Yankee beat in 04… now theres an omen… lol

    30. October 6th, 2009 | 7:35 pm

      Steve Lombardi wrote:

      Hey, if you all want to discuss the Twins-Tigers game, today, here, that’s cool too…after all, it is Yankees-related now.

      Orlando Freaking Cabrrera… he wasa thorn in our 04 ALCS and 05 ALDS losses.. that guy drives me nuts

    31. Raf
      October 6th, 2009 | 7:52 pm

      srivinodh wrote:

      Steve Lombardi wrote:
      Hey, if you all want to discuss the Twins-Tigers game, today, here, that’s cool too…after all, it is Yankees-related now.

      Orlando Freaking Cabrrera… he wasa thorn in our 04 ALCS and 05 ALDS losses.. that guy drives me nuts

      Gotta give him his props, in Saturday’s game when Blackburn got pulled, he was clapping and applauding with the crowd from his position @ SS. I thought that to be pretty cool.

    32. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 8:26 pm

      This game is quite entertaining. Things I’ve noticed from watching the game so far:

      1) Orlando Cabrera is Jeterian.
      2) I thought Mauer broke his ankle when he tripped over himself on that single.
      3) Mets fans are lucky to have Ron Darling.

    33. Corey
      October 6th, 2009 | 9:15 pm

      YankCrank wrote:

      There’s no easy team. Wanna know what i’m rooting for? I’m rooting for tonight’s game to go 18 innings, til about midnight, and at that point I won’t care who wins.

      Maybe! This is quite the game, I hope you guys are watching it.

    34. Tresh Fan
      October 6th, 2009 | 10:01 pm

      Twins Win. Ohhhhh Boy!

    35. G.I. Joey
      October 6th, 2009 | 10:05 pm

      Have fun catching the red eye Twinkies!

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