Schilling's stupid comments
“The Yankees suck this year and (New Yorkers are) bitter and mad and they’re making excuses over that and now they got Tom (Brady) going down, so New York’s excited,” said Schilling while appearing on Boston’s WEEI radio network Tuesday. “It’s unfortunate, but when you crawl to the top of the pile you will have people trying to knock you down."
“That’s okay because I was front row and center, when their dynasty ended,” said Schilling, who won World Series co-MVP as a pitcher on the Arizona Diamondbacks team that beat the Yankees in the 2001 Fall Classic. “They want us to be as bitter and mad and miserable as they are and unfortunately it’s not going to happen.”
“The sad part is going to be when they beat the Jets next week,” said Schilling, predicting as strong as an 11-5 finish for the Patriots this season. “I laughed the whole preseason listening to experts talking about (Matt) Cassel. I mean you really think (Belichick’s) the genius who everyone claims him to be and is just a rockhead when it comes to his backup quarterback? If Bill Belichik trusts Matt Cassel, how the hell could you not?” (Source)
Hey Curt remember this?
Since he is going to bring the Jets up, we might just have to mention that the Mets are in 1st Place. I am not a Mets fan, but it looks as if Curt the moron failed to mention the Mets while making fun of New Yorkers.
One veteran Yankee wondered aloud before Monday's game against the Angels if players had given up on the season.
But at least one player showed some fight - literally - in the Yankees' lopsided 12-1 loss to the Angels at Angel Stadium in Anaheim last night. Catcher Ivan Rodriguez and Angels centerfielder Torii Hunter were ejected after getting into a fight in the bottom of the sixth inning. Things escalated between the pair after Hunter ran into Rodriguez hard at home plate.
By the time the game was over, Hunter and Rodriguez had hugged and made up. Hunter came over to the outside of the Yankees' clubhouse during the game, and the two patched things up.
"We already talked, everything was OK," Rodriguez said afterwards. "We apologized to each other. That's professional for myself and for him. I've been 18 years in baseball, and I never fight. I compete and I compete hard, but I'm not a fighter." (Source)
NYY: Pavano (2-0, 4.20 ERA)
LAA: Garland (12-8, 4.64 ERA)
NYY: Aceves (0-0, 1.29 ERA)
LAA: Weaver (10-10, 4.42 ERA)
NYY: Pettitte (13-12, 4.49 ERA)
LAA: Santana (15-5, 3.23 ERA)
With a third-inning single up the middle on Sunday, Derek Jeter tied Babe Ruth for second place on the Yankees' all-time list with 2,518 career hits.
Facing Mariners starter Ryan Feierabend, Jeter stroked the hit to match Ruth past the dive of shortstop Yuniesky Betancourt, which was the shortstop's second hit of the game after he homered in the first inning.
Once the 34-year-old Jeter passes Ruth, his next target would be the Yankees' all-time franchise leader, Lou Gehrig, who had 2,721 hits. (Source)
New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez leans as he watches his ninth-inning home run off Tampa Bay Rays' Troy Percival during a baseball game Wednesday, Sept. 3, 2008, in St. Petersburg, Fla. Umpires reviewed the home run with instant replay and upheld the original ruling. (AP Photo/Chris O'Meara)
Yankees win 8-4
Edwar picks up the win.
Is it too late???? Yes, probably
As Mike pointed out below...Mike Mussina has reached 17 wins this season..and he's not done yet. Should the Yankees resign him next year? Here's the current MLB leaders in Wins and there Salaries.
What's Mussina worth next year....the market says he can still command $10mill for next season. Do you think the Yankees should sign him? I think they should first make a move at Sabathia and then come talk to Moose
AROD hits 30th Home Run.
Joba returns to throw 1.1 scoreless innings
Moose gets his 17th win
Yankees win 7-2
NYY: Mussina (16-7, 3.41 ERA)
TAM: Garza (11-7, 3.53 ERA)
NYY: Pavano (2-0, 3.27 ERA)
TAM: Jackson (11-8, 3.81 ERA)
NYY: Rasner (5-9, 5.08 ERA)
TAM: Kazmir (10-6, 3.13 ERA)
Lefty Phil Coke earned a lineup card, a game ball and his first strikeout ball (vs. Curtis Granderson) as souvenirs of his major league debut — a scoreless seventh. He gave up a hit to Magglio Ordonez and a wild pitch, but struck out Miguel Cabrera with a slider after throwing a 96 mph fastball.
“I don’t even know if I had time for jitters,” said Coke, 26, who arrived this morning from Class AAA Scranton/Wilkes-Barre. He was mostly a starter at Class AA this year (9-4, 2.51 ERA, 115 K, 118 IP), but he’ll be used in relief for now. “After the fact, I [said], ‘No way, I really faced those guys?”
Yankees win 13-9