August 26, 2011

Yankees belt three grand slams in a single game: The first time this has ever happened. They blew out the hapless A's 22 to 9.

posted by Joey Michaels to baseball at 01:05 AM - 7 comments

Who else thought that Jorge Posada would have more innings in 2011 playing 2nd base than at catcher?

posted by grum@work at 02:17 AM on August 26

Was on the phone with my mother early in the game, and we were both talking about our frustration with the team (they were losing at the time) and our worries about them come playoff time (she never misses a game), and I was surprised when she said she had turned the game off. I did too. We both, obviously, wound up missing the explosion. We're both pissed!

posted by dyams at 06:54 AM on August 26

dyams, my take away from that story is that you and your mom are bad luck for the Yankees. Y'all have to stop watching them if you want them to win. Sorry!

posted by NoMich at 08:10 AM on August 26

I have that effect on the Patriots. No, seriously, I do.

posted by lil_brown_bat at 09:20 AM on August 26

Last night, our local PBS station showed a documentary on the Boston/Milwaukee/Atlanta Braves (mostly focused on the Milwaukee years though) and I found out that the franchise is the oldest, currently-operating sports franchise in the USA. Did y'all know that? Probably.

posted by NoMich at 09:33 AM on August 26

wound up missing the explosion

You mean the 9 that the A's scored?

Always fun to see a lacrosse score now and then.

Ron Jeremy now seeking to obtain sponsorship rights for the construction of a baseball humidor at Yankee Stadium.

posted by beaverboard at 09:48 AM on August 26

Yankee hitters came to the plate with the bases loaded 16 times. A's pitchers handed out 13 walks. Jeter left 9 runners on base. It could have been worse.

I watched until the A's had a 7-1 lead and then 2 hours later saw the final score. Impressive. As a red sox fan I'll have to hang my hat on phil hughes still looking like phil hughes.

posted by justgary at 12:33 PM on August 26

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