Friday, September 29, 2006


The Big Unit is now a Big Uncertainy for the post season. Randy Johnson has a herniated disc in his lower back, Yankees manager Joe Torre announced on Friday. The ever optomistic Joe Torre said he still expected the Big Unit to make his scheduled Game 3 start next Friday. Many of us who have suffered disc problems will tend to differ. Time i s not something that can heal "all" wounds. The good news is nmany of us didn't expect him to make major contributions anyway.

Torre said an MRI taken Wednesday or Thursday revealed the herniated disc. Johnson had an epidural shot on Friday to relieve his pain and discomfort. He was not at Yankee Stadium on Friday, but is expected to play catch on Saturday and throw a side session on Sunday. "Right now, he's gotten that epidural, and hopefully that will ease the discomfort," he said. "And if it doesn't ease the discomfort, I'm not sure he's going to be able to pitch, obviously." I just hope we know for sure by Tuesday so we don't waste a spot on the roster if he can't pitch.

In an answer to the title "Naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah"

Wednesday, September 27, 2006


Glad to see that the Yankees are still fighting away to gain home field advantage as the regular 2006 season draws to a close. Hideki Matsui, Gary Sheffield and Jason Giambi have all returned to the line up leaving less playing time for Bernie Williams and Melky Cabrera who both helped us get into the post season this year. I know Joe (Torre) will find a way to get them some at bats.

Randy Johnson will skip his next turn in the roration in an effort to get him healthy for the post season. Sam Bordem of the Daily Snooze explains it all. Peter Botte on the other hand clears the mystery of just what Robbie Cano needs to do to ge the 2006 Batting Title.

If the Twinkies win the central division are they going to celbrate again? Until next time.

Saturday, September 23, 2006

Murcerized - Yes Network Commercial

YES Network broadcasters playing softball.
* Al Leiter throws at a girl's head for winking at him
* Bobby Murcer crushes a homer and says the ball was "Murcerized"
* Jim Kaat (with the help of an obvious stuntman) does a double backflip to field a bunt
* Paul O'Neill tells a furious Bob Lorenz to stop beating up the water cooler
* Ken Singleton crushes a homer and just stands there at the plate doing his own game call and laughing evilly
* David Justice just absolutely levels the opposing catcher

Monday, September 18, 2006


The weekend started out by the Yankees being washed out in the Bronx while jut 14 miles away on Staten Island the Baby Bombers captured their second straight NYPL Championship. The grounds crew really did as great job getting the field playable on the bitterly cold Friday night.

The rainout in the Bronx forced back to back split admission double headers which the Red Sox beat us 3 games to one. Those sawks were just determined not to let us clinch against them. I think we left about 200 runners on base this weekend. Mariano Rivera threw 26 pitches from the bullpen mound before Game 1 of Saturday's first game and said he felt fine. He will do another bullpen session on Tuesday. If all goes well, he could be back next weekend. I can't imagine going into the playoffs without him.

Cory "Chicken" Lidle will miss his next start because of inflammation on the inside of his right index finger, which he believes is from throwing his split-fingered fastball. He believes it's why he has struggled so much in his last two starts. He hopes to miss only one start and return with two starts to convince the Yankees he should be their fourth starter in the playoffs. Right now it's clearly Jaret Wright's job to lose.

Derek Jeter's 25-game hitting streak came to an end Sunday. It was the longest streak by a Yankee since Joe Gordon hit in 29 straight games in 1942. Jeter went 40-for-109 (.367) with eight doubles, three home runs and 18 RBIs during the streak. It was the third longest Yankee streak ever. Gordon was #2 and we all know who #1 is.

Friday, September 08, 2006

Staten Island Yankees are in the House

Now is the time to come to the support of you Baby Bombers Staten Island Yankees as they defend their NYPL Championship against the Wild Card winning Brooklyn Psyclones (Mets SSA). Brooklyn has Mother Nature to thank for their playoff berth as they played fewer games than the Aberdeen Ironbirds due to rainouts, thus they had one fewer loss.

The Yankees will take their league best W-L record across the gang plank to KeySpan Park on Saturday night. Game two of the semi-final series will be played Sunday, September 10 at the Richmond County Bank Ballpark.

First pitch is set for 4:00 PM. If necessary, game three will be held on Staten Island at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, September 12. That game will begin at 7:00 PM.