This is for all New York baseball fans. I'm talking to you. I don't care whether you're a Yankees fan or Mets fan or somebody who just lives in or around New York and follows both teams. I want to know what the hell is the matter with you! Jose Reyes still trailed Colorado Rockies shortstop Troy ... More >>
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE NEW YORK YANKEES ON SWEEPING THE AMERICAN LEAGUE DIVISION SERIES! Instead of a straight recap, we're doing it running-diary style. Because years from now when I'm locked up and under observation for some new breed of manic psychosis, these entries will be invaluable to ... More >>
Maybe I was just oblivious to it all the other years, but for some reason, it seemed like whenever booth announcers were short on talking points, they defaulted to the current Wild Card playoff system. Everyone had an idea on how to best construct the postseason process so as to best preserve ... More >>
Previewing Game 3 of the ALDS, Yankees @ Twins, 7:07pm...Minnesota facing elimination... "Are the Twins on crack starting Pavano over Baker on full rest?" --Text message from White Sox buddy It's a fair question. I'm not really sure what the reasoning is behind this, but the only thing I ca ... More >>
Karma's a cruel mistress. A bitch, even. There is something to be said for honoring the Code of War. Hnoor among thieves, etc. As much as I wanted to, I refrained from texting asinine comments to my Sox fan buddies. I doubt they would show me the same courtesy. Actually, I know they wouldn' ... More >>
Thanks to our friends over at WeeklyDig for spot-on scouting predictions: I suspect that Lackey will have a decent game tonight notwithstanding, but I also expect to see Torii "Dogface" Hunter come up short when it counts - like he always does. John "Cursing Maniac" Lackey and Jared "Reme ... More >>
(Yanks look to go 9-0 against Twins and take 2-0 lead! On 10.09.2009! More number fun! Though I may be playing it a little fast and loose with the word "fun" right now..) It doesn't get any easier from here on out.. Yeah, I don't know who I'm referring to right now--the Yankees' battle wit ... More >>
Several million words have been written in the last few years about why teams win in the playoffs -- or more precisely, why the playoffs are different than the regular season. Most of it can be summed up in a few words: Setting your starting rotation and having a deeper bullpen. Over the la ... More >>
My hands have been shaking all day. And probably will continue to do so for the remainder of the postseason. I've been reduced to little more than a teething infant. And it's only Game 1. Sweet Christ.
So about 5 hours ago, I lamented that my hands have been shaking all day. And they still are. But for different reasons now. The Yanks are down 2-0 in the bottom of the 3rd, and that was around the time my manic desperation started to manifest itself full throttle. It's a crazy frenzy that ... More >>
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