Hoping to avert the sweep

Sidney Ponson will be on the mound tonight as the Yankees complete their three-game series with the Texas Rangers, playing on after Hank Steinbrenner publicly called the team out for its lackadaisical offense. We just grabbed Brian Cashman on the field and he wasn’t taken by surprise when Hank unloaded, speaking to the Associated Press:

 “He’s right,” Cashman said. “The offense has underperformed and we’ve got to figure it out. The strength of this team, more than anything, is supposed to be the offense. It’s a weakness for us right now and we’ve got to fight our way through it and get guys going in the right direction. It’s simple as that.”

They’ll get their first chance tonight — the Yankees’ 388 runs scored are their fewest since 1992, when they had 374 runs and a 42-42 record after 84 games. In case you’re wondering — and I was — the ’92 Yanks lost that 85th game too, with Scott Sanderson allowing four runs over 7 2/3 innings. They fell to the Mariners, 5-2, when Dave Fleming threw a gem, making one mistake over eight innings — a two-run Danny Tartabull home run.

Imagine if this blog was around then?

Back in 2008, Melky Cabrera isn’t in the lineup, with the Yankees hoping to get his head right after a 0-for-19 drought. It’s looking like Hideki Matsui won’t be back before the All-Star Break; meanwhile, Chris Britton (strained left ribcage) threw a scoreless inning on rehab with the GCL Yankees on Tuesday. Humberto Sanchez (Tommy John surgery rehab) also appeared in the game, throwing a scoreless inning in his third rehab appearance.

42 Comments

I have been a Yankee fan my entire life. So I can say with certainty this team lkacks spirit. Players strike out in big situations and just nonchalantly walk back to the dugout. They are always joking with members of the other team and the camera is always catching them in the dugout laughing when the team is losing. I’m sorry but that just don’t cut it in New York. Where baseball is taken seriously. Looking at the roster the talent is there . They just need to play with a hunger that seems to be lacking.

Like

Amire,
I didn’t boo Canseco because he used steroids, I booed him because he’s a jerk.
And I think the same of Ponson.
And please, will you and chazbedlam stop this p issing contest you’re in?
Getting in arguments on the internet is like being in the special olympics…..Even if you win a gold medal, you’re still retarded.

Like

Amire,
I guess I should have expected you to try and get a final shot in. So I am immature? OK. Coming from the d-bag that started this whole thing, I should take it to heart. Screw it, no truce. You’re a baseball savant? Since everything you say related to baseball is completely absurd, blindingly ignorant, and woefully easy to discredit; I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that it’s insults and hostility you use to counter arguments rather than stats or common sense. What about that makes you sound eloquent and sophisticated? When someone disagrees with you, it’s not a reason to immediately go to the “idiot” blast, chucklehead

Like

Urban, I understand fans booing players when they underperform. I booed players myself at yankee stadium. But I wouldn’t go far in calling them garbage. But why is Ponson and conseco in the same class? Conseco used steroids. I don’t think Ponson is in that category.

Like

Well, I’m done arguing w/ you. Those last posts made you look like you’re a 14 yr. old, not 30 or 40. How did you get my mother into this? Hey Chazz, I never did visit Idaho, but maybe one day I will; and hopefully I’ll find you on the street and tip you some cash.
—–
And why would you get Matt into this. Don’t you already have help from parrot/redsuxblow.

Like

While I’ve been a Yankee fan for the last thirty years, there has been one player that donned pinstripes that I had to boo…That would be Jose Canseco.
Ponson is in the same class as Canseco as far as I’m concerned.

Like

2 new threads. Are we done with personal attacks? Sweet if we are.

Like

Maybe a trade can be made to include Ichiro and Bedard. We can then add Cabrera to the package. Ichiro would be a great fit, He can hit and field with the best of them and he too has a great arm.
“GO YANKEES!”

Like

Speaking of your mother, Amire. Could you do me a favor when you come to Idaho and take her home? Dude, she’s methed out, sleeping in my truck, and looks like hell. She’s making me late for work every morning because I have to kick her out of my rig, give her the table scraps that my dog wouldn’t eat (I care about the homeless……I really do), and then she’s spends all day loitering around town, giving BJ’s to local bikers for crank. It’s embarrassing, it really is.

Like

I take back the remark “I hire people to clean my shoes”. I regret saying that. Instead, I thank God for everything he has given me, and I hope he can give you guys more.
——
Wow, knuterock, you got the story half right about my parents and whether those 3 mansions are all mine.

Like

I guess Ponson didn’t fair as I expected. But the point still stands that he was the only direction we could go to at the time, and he gave us more than we could have asked of him. Personally, I support my players and would never call them garbage. So, you guys could call him or them whatever you want, but we all have to agree that the signing of Ponson was the right decision to make. Cashman could’ve done either 2 things when wang and Hughes went down: he could’ve traded our chips (cano, melky, or prospects) away or he could’ve signed a free agent on the market. And the best available, in my opinion, was Ponson. So if you don’t like the idea of signing Ponson, then what should cashman have done differently?
——
I still believe that this team has the potential to make the wildcard and even go the worldseries, even w/o making any changes. You see, most of the time the game of baseball is all about who can get hot at the right time, (i.e., look at the Rockies last year). I had faith in my Giants last year, while fans like most of you criticized Eli and how he should get traded; but instead, look what they accomplished.

Like

This blog is getting out of hand, When will this petty bickering stop? This is the NY Yankees Blog, It not a place to vent your hostilities. Everyone is entitled to their opinion. If you agree that’s fine, If not state that without the childish retorts and name calling that really serve no intelligent purpose. Get back to talking about the YANKEES.
We had a big and important win last night, I am, along with all of you hope this will carry over into the BoSox and Rays series.
It’s possible Hank woke them up! George would never have waited this long before making his voice heard. Here’s hoping it woke Melky & Cano up, If not maybe a firecracker up their butts will do it.
“GO YANKEES!”

Like

my censored word was latin for “same”.

Like

I wouldn’t mind seeing Ichiro in pinstripes. He’s still got a few damn good years of baseball left. Abreu for Ichiro?

Like

Matt, you live in Frisco, right? Doesn’t Amire sound like a dude with some repressed, ****-rage? Maybe we can help him out. How about after he “flies out to Idaho” and I stomp a mudhole in his guts and walk it dry (thanks for playing), I throw him in the back of my truck and haul is miserable carcass down to you? We can take him to a few “clubs” and throw him to the posse! What da ya say?

Like

And again, what’s with dragging my manwhores into this? They don’t even like baseball………

Like

I’m 30, Amire, not 40, so that means I was not born yesterday. 3 mansions? You must already be in private practice at 27 years old! Considering how you’d have to be Doogie Freaking Houser to get that done, you must be really smart! OHHHHHHHHHHHH, but then I go back through your posts and realize that, obviously, an Ivy League PhD must not include a course in remedial English. Speaking of time to waste posting on this blog, how many “patients” do you see as you post at all hours of the day on this blog? Nice to see that you are the only Doctor on planet Earth with even 5 seconds to spare during the day. You must be really good!
———————————————————————–
Listen here, Sumbitch, if you are going to lie about what you do for a living so that I’ll feel inferior in your presence; mix in a lie that is at least marginally believable. But, on the bright side, if you indeed are rich enough to have 3 “mansions”, you should be able to cover the plane ticket to Idaho with the change in your pocket. So, i guess you CAN actually show something more than a set of internet balls, you puke.
———————————————————————–
Amire, stop it YOU’RE killing me. No really……..stop it. I never thought I could ever encounter a person more obnoxious and ignorant than Sentinel, but then you pulled YOUR lips off of your Daddy’s pork missle and started posting here. If the 2 of you are any barometer of where our society is going, we won’t have to wait long for the wheels to come completely off the ride. I guess I should try and take solace in the fact that you will never reproduce. Any contribution that you would like to add to the gene pool will most likely end up in that old sweat sock you keep under your mattress. You know, the one you keep next to your epic collection of hardcore dude-on-dude porn.
———————————————————————–
So, maybe you should go back to throat vacuuming baby batter out of your daddy’s meat whistle. Just answer me this: after he blows it, do you really need to play “swap the pop” with your mom too? That’s gross.

Like

I agree, he seems to be fairly consistent, but has spells where he’s not-so-good. His last line looks like the line from Pontoon boat last night! :O

Like

I live in Texas and I’d like to know where you’re reading this, because I doubt the Rangers will give up Padilla as he’s their best pitcher and is seen a part in their future plans.
But I guess anything is possible.
He’s doing great right now. But he’ll just bean batters out of the blue….He threw at Teixeira a couple of weeks ago when the Braves were in Arlington.
When he’s on he’s good….Not great. When he’s off, he’s terrible.

Like

I read were Ichrio said he would accept a trade if the Mariners wanted to deal him. You know he looking east. He knows that if he can play with Yankees, he has a chance of making the hall of fame. The yankees need to win 3 out 4 this weekend and take 2 from the Rays next week.

Like

Hmmm, interesting Rox… he’s 31 going on 32 so he still has some tank you’d think…

He might not be that bad a deal depending on what you have to give up.

We could do worse than Padilla…

Like

Hi Team,

I’ve read numerous reports the Yankees are about to land Vicente Padilla from the Rangers. I don’t know about you all, but I’ve followed Padilla since his days with the Phillies and i’ve liked what I see — I don’t think his career numbers are that great, but he has healthy movement on his fastball, slider, and sinker.

Is this a trade the Yankees should pursue? In my shoes I would throw a guy like Ohlendorf and a AA outfielder (we’re picking up ~ 10mm/yr contract, and the Rangers are looking to clean house assuming they can’t keep in the race, so this trade is in fact a possibility).

Thoughts please,

Like

2 mansions in NY and one in Florida and the guy’s only 27 and is a cardiologist to boot? Let me get that straight then… you must’ve gotten out of college at like what, 19, 20? Made residency at 23 or so and managed to pay off all those student loans (oh I’m sorry your parents paid for your school I bet) and even managed to buy three homes (not JUST homes but MANSIONS) by 27?

My hat’s off to you.

I’ve got some swampland in/near Central Park that every A-lister like yourself should have… setup an appointment with my secretary… [Rolls eyes]

I can buy that you actually are a cardiologist, that’s not out of the realm of possibility, but the 3 mansions seems just a bit too much. Nope, no sale, I ain’t buying it.

Besides, even if you did/do have all those things, what difference does it make, money doesn’t make you intelligent; nor does it make you comprehend the game of baseball. That’s the beauty see… you can be from any walk of life and talk baseball… well figuratively not literally in your case… I think you’d better get back down to General Hospital… the soap opera that is.

Oh and by the way… Masters degree from Yale eh? I don’t suppose at Yale they taught you about the difference between ‘your, you’re and yore’ while driving home the importance of commas did they? (I think you were cheated on that Masters Degree, I’d ask for a refund!)
—————————————————————————-
“I also have a MASTERS degree from Yale. Redsuxblow, maybe if you put a comma in between your sentences, I’ll understand what your saying. But, I totally forgot, how can ahighschool dropout know his grammar when he couldn’t make it to college.”
—————————————————————————-

Like

Last night’s win was the best of both worlds for me. The Yankees won big and Ponson got exposed for what he is….A mediocre pitcher who will give you a good outing every three or four starts who got lucky while he was with the Rangers.
I know it’s all about winning, but I have a hard time rooting for the guy as he’s always come across as a jerk. To me, if Jose Canseco was a pitcher, he would be Ponson.
Hopefully the Yankees didn’t blow their load last night and forget how to score runs tonight against the Red Sox.
I hope Melky can work out of his slump.

Like

I was once told that people who boast about “what they have” don’t.

Like

Well, look who managed to come back. I thought I send your 40 yr. old *** to bed crying. HA, HA. Chaz the A-S-S has a wife. That’s funny. When the hell do you have time w/ a wife when you spend the whole day on this blog whining about the team. Dude, I’ll be shocked if you have a bachelor’s degree.
——-
You’re probably a 40 yr old overweight loser living w/ his mommy or his manwhore, who can’t find a job b/c he sits on his *** all day trying to find someone to talk to, while your mommy or your manwhore are working in order to feed your fatass.
——
“driving a nice rig, and slipping diamonds on the fingers of my ROCKET wife”. Ha Ha. your a funny guy chaz. Rocket wife my ***.
—–
You Probably want to know what I do. Well, I’m a 27 yr old cardiologist who works at Franklin County Heart Center in Brooklyn. I Own two mansions in Brooklyn and one in Tampa. Now, I have the “ROCKET WIFE”. I hire people like you to clean my shoes. Maybe one day you’ll come to me for a job, you loser. Oh, and I forgot, I also went to Italy those past 3 months. Maybe you need to get your lazy *** off the computer and travel somewhere. Oh wait, You can’t afford it b/c who the hell would hire an overweight loser like you.
——-
Now, To redsuxblow/parrot.
redsuxblow you said that you haven’t been posting the last year. But you have. Remember you and parrot are the same person (23 yr. old living on the west coast). But Seriously, I’m not going to waste my time arguing w/ an immature.
—–
I also have a MASTERS degree from Yale. Redsuxblow, maybe if you put a comma in between your sentences, I’ll understand what your saying. But, I totally forgot, how can ahighschool dropout know his grammar when he couldn’t make it to college.

Like

Well, I’m off to see a man about a horse. Late.

Like

I actually started to miss these juvenile exchanges. Can we get Sentinel back? I’m not even thinking about the Yankees right now! Weeeeeeee!

Like

Redsuksblow,
Shouldn’t your user name be Amireblows?
Just curious…..

Like

And another thing: Dudes would be lucky to be my manwhore. I treat ALL my biatches with class! Dudes appreciate a nice peice of prime rib when they see one. LOL.

Like

Just watch out. We don’t do a lot of talking out here. Just alot of pistol whipping, and burying outsiders in the mountains…….I’m just saying.

Like

Hey, Amire,
Are you telling ME to get a job? THAT is hilarious, SCOOOOOTER. Not only do I have a job, but I have a job where I can sit on my butt all day and post on this blog………and get paid while I do it. That job has me owning my own house (do you?), driving a nice rig, and slipping diamonds on the fingers of my ROCKET wife.
———————————————————————
Speaking of wives, you strike me as one of those people who have no idea what sex with a real girl feels like. Don’t worry though, I’m sure the flowers that you sent your mommy will work awesome. If THAT doesn’t work, I’m positive that the roofie you dropped in your sister’s kool-aid will have her dropping her teddy bear and drifting off into sleep in no time.
———————————————————————
Did you actually threaten me with violence over the internet, you little worm? Nice pair of internet balls, LOL. I’ll tell you what, if you’d like to come out west and get your butt handed to you by this country boy; then by all means, son, whenever you feel like you have enough hair on your nuts. I live in Middleton, Idaho. Break yo’ self, foo!

Like

YANKEES MINOR LEAGUE SCOREBOARD July 2, 2008

Scranton/WB 5
Lehigh Valley (Phillies) 3
W: J. Karstens (3-3, 3.71); L: B. Myers (0-1, 5.40); SV: B. Traber (3)
HR: LHV: B. Watson (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_02_swbaaa_lhvaaa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Portland (Red Sox) 11
Trenton 5
W: K. Jackson (5-1, 5.05); L: C. Wright (6-2, 3.13)
HR: POR: B. Bell (13), J. Corsaletti (9).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?sid=milb&t=g_box&gid=2008_07_02_prtaax_treaax_1
Tampa 0
Fort Myers (Twins) 4
W: T. Robertson (5-2, 2.75); L: J. Stephens (2-1, 1.06)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_02_tbyafa_ftmafa_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Charleston 0
Augusta (Giants) 5
W: D. Maday (7-4, 1.47); L: W. De La Rosa (3-3, 2.50)
HR: None.
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_02_crdafx_augafx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
Mahoning Valley (Indians) 4
Staten Island 5
W: J. Selenes (3-0, 0.00); L: A. Creps (1-1, 2.70)
HR: STA: M. Lyon (1).
http://web.minorleaguebaseball.com/milb/stats/stats.jsp?gid=2008_07_02_mvsasx_staasx_1&t=g_box&did=milb
GCL Indians 2
GCLYankees 0 (1) SUSPENDED

———————————
You may also see http://www.yankeesdaily.com for details.

Like

OK. Not that I’m complaining when we have scored 16 runs (so far), but doesn’t a game like this just prove everyone’s point? They can obviously score runs, but only when the Boss is so far up Girardi’s butt that he can see through his nostrils? Explain to me why these guys can’t score 5 a night? Explain to me why the losers we’re facing in this game are ANY different than the ones we’ve faced over the last 4-5 days? I’m so bent that an offensive explosion like this doesn’t make me feel any better, it just pisses me off.

Like

1 out 6 ER. Sign that guy up!!

Like

The Yankees tapped Madrigal Warner 135.00ERA can this guy pitch everynight?

Like

Did anyone think starting Ponson tonight was a bad idea? I don’t think pitching under his attitude towards the Rangers was the greatest circumstance. That & Texas will want this win bad.

Like

Giambi says “Shift That!”.

Like

Well for his Roids, Ego and fat head…he needs a whole wing. Forget the lockeroom.

Like

Matt

I did not follow your last comment pertaining to me having to give this team more credit than I diplayed in last post. Matt I more than anyone have given nothing but unbridles support for this team apart from objective justified criticism mainly re runners constantly being left in scoring positions which anyone would agree has been the one constant. None the less I will continue to offer support and never get to the stage of derogatory comments as I know you do.

Aussie Bryan

Like

Cabrara could be dealt, Gardener isn’t ready but Matt knows it could happen.

Like

Great. Now that Hank said that, Cashman WILL sign Bonds as a drastic move to prove his status as a “good” GM. And if this blog was around in 92 I wouldn’t be posting…I would say that I wouldn’t even be talking but I don’t remember if my first words came when I was 1.

Like

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 37,511 other followers

%d bloggers like this: