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I just love the way Porcello hits Youkilis. Then, the Youka charges the mound like he’s about to do something, but what really happens is Rick Porcello pedals backwards, until he’s ready and just slams Kevin Youkilis down to the ground.

Props to the Detriot Tigers not standing down to the BoSox, even though Boston came back to win the game, with an excellent performance by Mike Lowell. I do believe Porcello had it coming to him, since he came inside on Victor Martinez and then hit Youkilis.

Still, as a Yankees fan, it was great to see Boston get into with another team. Even better that the Yanks are 5.5 games up in the division, after the sweep this past weekend.

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According to Rotoworld, via Yahoo!, the Red Sox could offer an attractive package, involving Clay Buchholz and a plethora of prospects, for Roy Halladay. Boston would probably also have to take on the contract of Vernon Wells in return.

Let me just say, if the Sox have both Halladay and Beckett in the same rotation, I will call for Brian Cashman’s head. The Yankees have a good group of prospects, though not as many as Boston that they can offer. Even though I don’t want the Yankees to trade Phil Hughes, Joba Chamberlain or Austin Jackson, I still want them to make some kind of an offer, just so I know that my team is trying to improve.

I will say, I doubt Halladay gets traded at all. Especially because, Toronto will ask all A.L. East teams to give an extra player in return, as a premium to trade Doc within the division and because the Phillies and Dodgers know that there are other, cheaper options available. Either way, Theo Epstein is a mad genius.

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The Mets/Yankees rivalry seems to be heading to a new level in this series. First, the Luis Castillo fiasco, and now another controversy involving Francisco Rodriguez and…Brian Bruney? What the hell?

Funny, because yesterday I mentioned that I felt bad for Castillo dropping the popup to lose the game, but I didn’t feel bad for K-Rod, because he did his patented yell and chest bump, thinking he had the save. Then, Brian Bruney comes out and says K-Rod’s celebration antics are “a tired act”. K-Rod responded by saying, “He better keep his mouth shut and do his job and not worry about somebody else”.

Thank you, K-Rod! As much as I don’t like Frankie Rodriguez, I agree 100% with what he has to say.

Hey, Brian Bruney, you might want to shut the fuck up. Why don’t you worry about rehabbing your elbow and getting healthy, instead of what the K-Rod’s doing. Besides, you really shouldn’t be talking about players celebrations, when Joba Chamberlain has the same “tired act”.

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You want a hot sports opinion? Fundamentals are important.

If it wasn’t for Luis Castillo not using two hands to catch that pop-up, and if it wasn’t for Derek Jeter and Mark Teixeira being real baseball players, and running out fly balls, the Yankees would’ve lost. I feel bad for Castillo, but the person I don’t feel bad for – Francisco Rodriguez. Hey, K-Rod, next time you want to do your chest bump & yell celebration, because you got someone to popup, for what should’ve been a save, you might want to remember this:

Fail.

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Today, A.J. Burnett was suspended six games by Major League Baseball, for a little bit of chin music, thrown at Nelson Cruz. Burnett immediately appealed the suspension, which will keep him active, until his hearing with the MLB.

Are you fucking kidding me?! You mean that piece of shit, Vicente Padilla, gets off with a fine after hitting Teixeira twice, TWICE, and Burnett gets suspended for sailing a ball near Cruz’s head that sat him on his ass? Bud Selig & Co. are bigger morons than we give them credit for. Unbelievable. Padilla is one of the league leaders, year in and year out, in hit batsmen, but yet when Burnett goes to defend his teammates, he gets punished!

I understand what Burnett was wrong, but he didn’t even hit him. DIDN’T EVEN HIT HIM! What a fucking joke. Hindsight is 20-20, but if I was A.J. Burnett, and I knew ahead of time that I’d get suspended for throwing at Nelson Cruz, I’d plunk him in the fucking chest. Fuck Nelson Cruz and Vicente Padilla. Fuck the Texas Rangers.

It’s sad that Bobby Jenks admits to plunking someone and gets a monetary fine, but no suspension. But, Burnett goes to defend his teammates, the same way Jenks did, and gets to spend six days playing by himself with his wife. As Peter Gammons said, this is “stupid”.

Hey, Vicente Padilla, you Central-American fuck, have fun playing in the minors or getting cut, since the great Nolan Ryan put your ass on waivers. You may get away with plunking people in Nicaragua, but that shit doesn’t fly here in the USA!

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ESPN <3's the Red Sox

So, as I wake up this morning, I tune it to Sportscenter as I always do, because that’s how I love to start off my morning. As luck would have it, they’re showing the highlights of Cleveland/Orlando (I’m still in shock of how Cleveland blew that fucking game). I look over to the rundown on the side of the screen and see Yankees/Orioles next, followed by Red Sox/Blue Jays. Awesome. AL East coverage – gotta love it.

So the first thing Sportscenter shows is Swisher going deep, then Cano and Cabrera. Back-to-back-to-back jacks, of course they have to show that…but that was it. In a game that the Yankees won 11 to 4, all they showed was 20 seconds of homers and nothing else.

I dont care if he got all 27 outs in the game, I dont want to see it. I dont fucking care. Got it, ESPN?

I don't care if he got all 27 outs in the game, I don't want to see it. I don't fucking care. Got it, ESPN?

Then came the Red Sox highlights. First they showed Varitek’s jack, then they showed his second jack, then they raved about Big Papi’s homer, then Jason Bay’s blast, and finally Mike Lowell’s dinger. You would think they were done showing game highlights, but no. Then they showed every single one of Jacoby Ellsbury’s putouts, because he tied a major league record with 12 in a game. The homers were fine, the Big Papi coverage – fine, all 12 putouts? Fuck all that noise. 

Honestly, who gives a shit about putouts? It would’ve been fine if they showed the last putout and mentioned the record, but no. They showed all 12, and had Steve Philips analyze Ellsbury’s fielding while showing the highlights…wow. Fuck you, Sportscenter. I’ve had enough of your Red Sox bias.

P.S. – Don’t be offended Red Sox fans, it’s not you I have the problem with.

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