• Watching The Bottom Of The 9th Tonight…

    Posted by on August 24th, 2012 · Comments (15)

    …reminded me of this game.

    Glad this one ended differently.

    Comments on Watching The Bottom Of The 9th Tonight…

    1. Evan3457
      August 25th, 2012 | 4:36 am

      Ah, the famous Selby Grand Slam game. Was sitting in a Shea Stadium parking lot on a Sunday afternoon/evening listening to Sterling miscall it. Had gone to the Mets game with a Mets fan friend of mine, and was snarled in Shea parking lot traffic, to add insult to injury.

    2. Corey
      August 26th, 2012 | 8:55 am

      Anyone see Clemens’ start? I did…he looks exactly the same. EXACTLY. he throws 87-88 now, but other than that you’d have no idea what year it was watching him out there. crazy.

    3. JeremyM
      August 26th, 2012 | 9:05 am

      I saw the highlights and yep, exactly the same, with just a bit more of a gut. One of the Yankee dynasty books had an analysis of his mechanics taken from at some sports institute and they basically determined that they were as close to flawless as you could get.

      Apparently the Royals and Astros were both scouting him. The Astros I get, but how funny would it be to have him in a KC uniform for his little dog and pony show here? That said, I have no problem with these little stunts- stuff like this used to happen quite often whether it be Satchel Paige or Minnie Minoso. Well, quite often might be wrong, but it used to happen. :)

    4. Corey
      August 26th, 2012 | 9:13 am

      @ JeremyM:
      Yup, those blind highlight tips gotta go tho haha.

    5. Raf
      August 26th, 2012 | 10:05 am

      JeremyM wrote:

      I have no problem with these little stunts- stuff like this used to happen quite often whether it be Satchel Paige or Minnie Minoso.

      Page, Minoso, Michael Jordan, Rickey Henderson. Jim Palmer tried to make a comeback after being voted into the HoF

    6. JeremyM
      August 27th, 2012 | 11:18 pm

      This team. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.

    7. August 28th, 2012 | 9:18 am

      JeremyM wrote:

      This team. Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory yet again.

      I was in Baltimore for the last 3 days. We were at Camden Yards last night – got gome at 2 AM today. (We were at Camden on Sunday too. Holy Rainout Batman!) Anyway, when the O’s game ended last night, we left. And, the last Yankees score I saw had them winning. Then I saw this comment (9:15 AM today) and checked the boxscore. OMG. What a disaster!

    8. LMJ229
      August 28th, 2012 | 12:34 pm

      Very frustrating game last night. You just knew Soriano was due to blow one the way he’s been walking the tightrope every night. I just never feel at ease when he is in the game. Mo has really spoiled us. I’m always praying for some tack-on runs.

      Tex being out will really hurt us. Our line-up looks very ordinary. Tough time to lose his bat and superb defense with Tampa and Baltimore coming up. Our pitchers will have to really step up and carry us until we get healthy again. And Granderson needs to get going again. He’s batting .195 for the month of August and .212 since the All Star break. There are a lot of outs in this line-up right now. I am seriously starting to worry about losing the division lead.

    9. August 28th, 2012 | 1:10 pm

      Buck has his team on the verge of 1st place starting guys like Lew Ford and Nate McLouth. The Yankees can’t complain about who they have and don’t have…

      There’s never an excuse, or should not be one, for when the Yankees lose or blow a game.

    10. Raf
      August 28th, 2012 | 5:50 pm

      Steve L. wrote:

      Buck has his team on the verge of 1st place starting guys like Lew Ford and Nate McLouth. The Yankees can’t complain about who they have and don’t have…

      By that logic, starting guys like Lew Ford and Nate McLouth is the reason the Birds fell out of first and are looking up,

    11. Raf
      August 28th, 2012 | 6:47 pm

      Today’s lineup…

      Derek Jeter SS
      Nick Swisher 1B
      Robinson Cano 2B
      Steve Pearce DH
      Russell Martin C
      Curtis Granderson CF
      Andruw Jones RF
      Jayson Nix 3B
      Ichiro Suzuki LF

      O_O

    12. Corey
      August 28th, 2012 | 9:38 pm

      Raf wrote:

      Today’s lineup…
      Derek Jeter SS
      Nick Swisher 1B
      Robinson Cano 2B
      Steve Pearce DH
      Russell Martin C
      Curtis Granderson CF
      Andruw Jones RF
      Jayson Nix 3B
      Ichiro Suzuki LF
      O_O

      …and they won. Go figure.

    13. LMJ229
      August 28th, 2012 | 10:14 pm

      @ Raf:
      I had the same reaction as you Raf. Pearce batting clean-up? Martin in the 5 spot? You’ve got to be kidding me.

    14. Evan3457
      August 28th, 2012 | 11:22 pm

      Well, they could’ve batted Jones 4th…uh, never mind.
      Well, they could’ve batted Nix 4th…uh, never mind.
      Well, they could’ve batted Granderson 4th…uh, never mind.
      Well, they could’ve batted Ichiro…

      …uh, never mind.

    15. LMJ229
      August 29th, 2012 | 12:08 pm

      With A-Rod and Tex out the Yankees line-up is just too unbalanced. This line-up is inept against left-handers. Look at the line-up Girardi had to put out there last night. It’s ridiculous. It completely neutralizes our home field/short porch advantage. Take a look at the batting averages against lefties for half of our starting line-up last night:
      Cano .232
      Suzuki .235
      Granderson .225
      Martin .220
      Jones .206
      That last one really kills me since he is our righty off the bench.
      It’s no wonder the Yankees only scored 2 runs. I’m sure Showalter will pitch at least 2 lefties against us in the upcoming series. Our pitchers are really going to have to step up the way they did last night.

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