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Thursday, 29 October 2009

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Hate the Yankees, huh?

scott
(born 15 miles downstream from Philly)

Yes?

Awesome post. Your British, European and Australian readers will think you're hitting the sauce, though they're only a Google search away from understanding Cliff Lee.

Were you having a drink or two with Cliff?

"Yes?"

Dude, awesome game.

Mike

I prefer Lee van Cleef!

How 'bout that behind the back catch? Although I thought that nonchalant catch of that pop up was the best!

Wow. Beautiful, masterful performance in all respects.

I'm a life-long Yankees fan, but yeah, Cliff Lee was Superman last night.

Cliff Lee slayed the beeeg dragon at the gate.

In Britain it is known as "rounders", generally, and almost exclusively, played by young children in primary school.

And the reason that Lee displayed such poor sportsmanship catching a simple popup was? Sorry, but that was bushleague stuff.

That silliness aside, Lee put on what was about as awesome a display of pitching dominance as I have ever seen in a WS game.

I've been a Yankees fan since I knew what a baseball was and have seem some great pitching performances over the years. Larsen (yes, I'm that old), Gibson and Hershiser come to mind. To me, Lee's performance last night was in that category.

Tonight's game may be a different story and Pedro could find himself wishing he were sitting under that mango tree he's so fond of. :-)

Hate that guy....

I can only dream of ever being as cool as Cliff Lee.

Hey! "Yankees" rhymes with "spankees"!

Dudes, stop the Cliff stuff, we have games to play.

I don't hate the Yanks but I just decided Im rooting for the Phillies because i LOVE the show It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia, on FX.
So, don't ruin it by commenting on how brill Cliff was last night (he was so damn brill).

: )


I live in New Jersey, I'm a Yankees fan. And I am awed by Cliff Lee.

Hey, win three more and we'll buy you and move you to New York where you belong. You were great . Congratulations.

Yankee Fan Richard

Doubly painful for this transplanted Clevelander currently living a stone's throw from Yankee Stadium.

Ah, drinking while watching Cliff Lee

Agreed. I am a serious Yankees fan, but have to give the night to Mr. Lee, with a "tip of my hat", and a sound "we're comin' back"!

Bill Corbett

One of the most dominating pitching performances I've seen in awhile. That it was in the World Series against a habañero hot Yankees team in a ballpark that was made for homerun derbies takes it to the realm of legend.

Well done, Mr. Lee.

I thought Lee Van Cleef was dead

Put me with the European and Asian readers. I gather this relates to the World Series. Being in Cubs territory I've not followed baseball since I was an infant (with a fleeting exception for the year that our White Sox won the Series).

Ok so i Google (video) the who cares and behind the back catches… now i get it. I guess Yankees haters will be petitioning for sainthood or something lol! Myself i'm basebal agnostic (i did go to an Expos home game once… 'nuff said), Grew up in Montreal and am old enough to remember the first NHL expansion. I'm still inclined to think that if you don't come by your ice honestly ya shouldn't have a team but…

"In Britain it is known as "rounders", generally, and almost exclusively, played by young children in primary school"

Very true, I played it myself. But then our national sport football is known as soccer over the pond and last I recall more girls played it than boys. I don’t know how David Beckham’s become so famous in the states when football’s still a minor sport there

Well, you did tag it as off-topic. And I've now seen enough comments that I have some vague idea what it might be about. Have fun!

And the reason that Lee displayed such poor sportsmanship catching a simple popup was? Sorry, but that was bushleague stuff.

How was that poor sportsmanship? Being casual is bush league?

Lee is the only pitcher in history with a complete game in the World Series with 10 or more strikeouts and no walks and no earned runs.

Where I come from (a rugged, sea-faring nation off the western fringes of Europe, much populated by thigh-slapping hearty sorts and shoe-in Hollywood bad guys), all cliffs are lee (shores, that is), and much to be avoided by mariners.

Was Mike speaking of some other cliff, perchance?

Hey Richard, this series should prove you can't buy a championship. Don't you guys get it? We'll keep Cliff right where he is thanks.

A. J. Burnett ain't too shabby either. :)

Like I said...

"Rounders" - this is a tiresome comment. Is there some negative or downside to being a girl? Do girls not play their sports as skillfully or with as much ardor as boys do? Let the ignorant and arrogant express themselves as they wish, baseball fans from Tampa to Tokyo saw an historic World Series Game 1 unfold Wednesday night. It was Daniel in the lion's den.... go Phillies.

"Rounders" - ok, reread - you diminish the game by saying its played by young children- not girls as I had somehow misheard... but the principle is the same and comment is still tiresome... sigh... This is why I swore off flame wars in 1996..

"How was that poor sportsmanship? Being casual is bush league?"

Certainly not, but showboating is.

Hopefully, Lee will refrain from that sort of thing this evening. Also, hopefully, the Yankees will knock him out of the game in the 2nd inning. :-)

Is it just me or has the umpiring during the entire post season been the worst in memory?

"Is it just me or has the umpiring during the entire post season been the worst in memory?"

What, you mean you mind it when the umps give a guy a run after he completely misses home plate?

(Happened in game 4, for those not following along.)

Mike

Did you see the graphic with both Sabathia and Lee in their Indians uniforms, with the headline, "At least you still have LeBron."

Thanks for rubbing it in, Fox!

"What, you mean you mind it when the umps give a guy a run after he completely misses home plate?"

Yeah, Mike, it's gotten really silly. I know that these guys are only human, but there's no excuse for this. If I got that many things wrong on my job I'd be living in a cardboard box behind B&H.

The strike zone has also been all over the map. It went from huge in game 4 to tiny in game 5. What's really insane is that these umps are hand picked for their experience.

We can only hope that the WS isn't decided by the umps instead of the players. Looks like some cold weather here for Wednesday's game.

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