1563 - Robert Cecil, Earl of Salisbury, English prime minister (1598-1612) – love his steak yes indeed, but again why doesn't Salisbury Steak have a chunk or two of aged Gouda on it mmmmmm, good pairing so glad you agree when it comes to cheese or bacon, we never disagreewell cheese and bacon makes me very agreeable 1801 - Brigham Young, painter/religious leader (Mormon church)/polygamist – not a fan do not know much of the Book of Mormon...might be interesting to read...but I do know I am not at all in favor of their old original ways you are soi wise. Thats right SOI hmmm?...really interesting word...I like it...I will add it to my armamentarium...btw, how is it pronounced?...like you are calling pigs? no, I believe its more like the sauce .... Soy sauce1844 - Galusha Pennypacker, Bvt Major General (Union Army) Seinfeld? yes indeed how interesting...never really thought there was a real person named Pennypacker...say, do you know any Vandelays? YES!!! in fact there is one on this forum!! 1882 - John Drinkwater, English poet/playwright (Abraham Lincoln) – sounds like a Native American yep...say, wasn't there a newscaster back when "we" were young named Harry Drinkwater sounds like a weatherman hmmm? maybe he worked for a small town local network and he did both the news and the weatherand sports, no douhbt 1890 - Frank Morgan, [Francis P Wupperman], NYC, actor (Wizard of Oz) – the Wiz pay no attention to the man behind the curtain...and he played four other characters as well...for two New York Yankees season tickets can you name the other roles...hint:...he was not one of the flying monkeys castle doorman, horse and buggy driver, carnival magician in Iowa. IOWA!!! I mean Kansas very well done!...btw, Iowa was close enough were my tickets for a game in August 2013?? 1930 - Edward Woodward, Croydon England, actor (Breaker Morant, the Equalizer) – Equalizer was a great show am not familiar with this what a shame. I think you would like it. Maybe you can google an episode I will give it a try when I rememberHEY!!!!! remember 1933 - Alan "the Horse" Ameche, Wisc, NFL fullback (Baltimore Colts) ah yes, this is Don's son...quite certain he played Alexander Grahm Bell in the school play or Alexander Graham Cracker hahaha, this is so bad it is greatthe bad ones are usually great
John 3:16 * Ephesians 2:8-9 * Romans 10:9-10 * John 14:3-6 * Romans 5:8
On January 17, 1950, 11 men steal more than $2 million from the Brinks Armored Car depot in Boston, Massachusetts. It was the perfect crime--almost--as the culprits weren't caught until January 1956, just days before the statute of limitations for the theft expired. Inspiration for the 1978 movie “The Brink's Job” starring Peter Falk, Peter Boyle, Allen Garfield, Warren Oates, Gena Rowlands, and Paul Sorvino. looks like a great movie...wonderful cast...must look for it have you found it yet?Born January 171342 - Philip, the Bold, duke of Burgundy – a bold burgundy, as opposed to a mild chardonnay pretty obvious we don't know an awful lot about wines...however, I do know a Burgundy is red and a Chardonnay is white...why do they call it white???...it's not white, it's yellowish, clearish...milk is white how about we start a petition to call them tan ... taupe .... lets work on it? 1463 - Frederick III, the Wise, elector of Saxony (1486-25) – I’d rather be wise than bold that's a very wise choice coming from one so bold as you means alot coming from one as wise as you 1545 - Antonio Pace, composer – his tempo was flawless hahaha well done...flawless, one of my new favorite words haven't used it much yet because once it is overused I will hate it flawless response, Jerry, just flawless 1574 - Robert Fludd, composer – wrote aquatic themed songs oh my, this is fantastic! i am awash in gratitude1706 - Benjamin Franklin, Boston, Mass, kite flyer/statesman/wit/inventor – remarkable fellow agreed, I sort of consider him a jack of all trades I am a master of none1806 - James Madison Randolph, (Jefferson's grandson) - 1st child born in White House nugget for the day...is he related to Dolly? I do not believe so 1820 - Anne Bronte, English novelist/poet (Tenant of Wildfell Hall) – Emily’s sister?? well don't ask me for goodness sake...I don't even know Anne me neither 1828 - Lewis Addison Grant, Bvt Mjr General (Union volunteers) – father of Ulysses S Grant, but not the one who was president ya' know let me tell you something, you really know how to confuse the heck out of me...and I get the feeling you do it on purpose and the worst part is I think you really enjoy it thats why i do it 1922 - Betty White, Oak Park, actress (Mary Tyler Moore Show, Golden Girls) – funny lady I like her...she must be in her 90's and no sign of the dreaded Alz that I can tell I'm sorry, do I know you? 1927 - Eartha Kitt, singer/actress (Catwoman-Batman) - purrrrrrfect liked her as catwoman...did a good job agreed1929 - Jacques "Jake the Snake" Plante, Quebec, NHL goaltender (#1) first to fashion and wear his own goalie mask nugget of day 1931 - James Earl Jones, Miss, actor (Darth Vader, Exorcist II, Soul Man) – I am a big fan as am I...I have never watched this great baseball film in it's entirety...maybe we can watch it at Cooperstown when we have finished with Gone with the Wind HAHAHAHA, oh my lets book it1934 - Shari Lewis, Bronx NY, ventriloquist/puppeteer (Lamb Chop) – with mint jelly? no, no just plain thanks as you wish 1939 - Maury Povich, TV host (Current Affair, Maury)/Mr Connie Chung - ehhh reminds me of a sleazy door to door encyclopedia salesman who only sells the vowels 1942 - Muhammad Ali [Cassius Clay], Louisville Kentucky, heavyweight boxing champion (1964-7 74-8) – the Greatest?? well, he certainly thought so...but,maybe not, he was awfully good, though agreed 1957 - Steve Harvey, actor, comedian and radio personality has the largest front teeth I have ever seen...in addition, he is just plain annoying when he smiles he looks like a baby grand piano
John 3:16 * Ephesians 2:8-9 * Romans 10:9-10 * John 14:3-6 * Romans 5:8
We’ll get to the game in just a bit. First, here’s what’s going on with Slade Heathcott:
The quad tightness that knocked him out of tonight’s lineup was not new or unfamiliar. Heathcott said he’d been dealing with it off and on since the offseason. It’s never been a serious issue, and he doesn’t think it’s a serious issue now, but he might miss a few days because of it.
“It’s been very easily manageable,” Heathcott said. “Came in today just a little more tender, and we just decided that giving it a day or two here would be better than four weeks.”
Heathcott said the quad was mostly an offseason issue that hadn’t really popped up since the beginning of spring training, but Joe Girardi said it had been at least a mild issue during spring training, during the Triple-A season and for a few days since Heathcott got to the big leagues. Girardi even speculated that Heathcott’s first double in his first big league start might have sparked the latest flare up.
“He’s been battling this for five or six days, I think it is,” Girardi said. “I don’t know if he did it on his first double. It’s possible he did it then. I think he’s battled it in Triple-A a little bit, and battled it in spring training a little bit. Part of it could have to do with the surgeries he’s had on his knee. All the different things that you go through. We’ll see how he is tomorrow.”
The Yankees face nothing but right-handed starters the next three days, but Heathcott might have to miss a few of those games.
“It’s not where I want to be, but I can’t start doubting the plan now,” he said. “I’ve always believed that everything happens for a reason, this has got to be the way it is, and just go from here. … Maybe just one of those things where I realize what I need to do, maintain it a little better.”
• Might have been a much different game had the Yankees been playing with a full bullpen, but Girardi said he did not have Andrew Miller, Dellin Betances or Justin Wilson available. If those guys were in the pen, it’s not a sure thing CC Sabathia would have gone out for the seventh inning, and it’s doubtful David Carpenter would have been called in with two on and none out. “It’s hard to say,” Girardi said. “(Sabathia) pitched pretty well up to that point. It could have been different.”
• Speaking of Sabathia, he was pitching a good game until that two-out, two-run homer in the sixth. Even in that inning he’d done a nice job to get two quick outs after a leadoff double. He had a chance to get out of the inning but threw a bad changeup that Brett Lawrie hit for a game-tying home run. “Just up and down the middle,” Sabathia said. “He put a good swing on it. I’d thrown him a couple of them. He saw them pretty good and put a good swing.”
• Girardi on Sabathia: “He had a changeup that cut. He gives up the leadoff double. Does a tremendous job of getting to where he wants to get with two outs and the guy still on third base. And the changeup cut. That’s the ball Lawrie hit out. Next guy gets a hit in the hole the following inning, then he walks the next guy, and I had to make a change. But he was, he was pitching really well, and it just kind of got away from him.”
• Before that sixth inning, Sabathia seemed to be heading toward his third strong start in his past four outings. “I felt like we did a good job of moving the ball in and out,” he said. “… Threw the ball well, like I said, now just got to tighten up on a couple of pitches and get the ball to the back of our bullpen which is the strength of our team.”
• Carpenter’s having a bad year, and he certainly knows it. “At this point right now, I know it’s not mechanical,” he said. “It’s (possibly) pitch selection. Could be that. Just hard to tell. I try to go in there and be aggressive with what I’ve got that day and try to get people out. It’s not so much whether it’s this pitch, that pitch, whatever. … I’m frustrated. I’m not happy about how I’m performing right now. I don’t like letting guys down. That’s the thing that upsets me the most, not so much about numbers or anything like that, just letting guys down. They went out there and busted their butt.”
• Nifty play by Alex Rodriguez to score a run in the fourth inning. His diving, tumbling move to avoid a tag at the plate resulted in a run that might have been key had the Yankees not let the game fall apart. “That was not pretty,” Rodriguez said. “That looked like Shaquille O’Neal coming out of a pick. … I was confident (I had touched the plate). When Joe asked me, I said, ‘I think so, but I’m not 100 percent.’ I thought I felt it with my fingers.”
• Brian McCann called Rodriguez “nimble” and Girardi said he was only hoping Rodriguez would “be safe and get back up.”
• Another milestone for Rodiguez as he tied Barry Bonds for second place on baseball’s all-time RBI list (of course, that list doesn’t count a whole bunch of Babe Ruth’s RBIs). “You say the same thing about Gehrig and Ruth, and Barry’s the same thing; he’s one of the greats,” Rodriguez said. “This is kind of special because he’s also a friend and I know him very well.”
• Big game for McCann who had three hits including his first road home run of the season. He’s reached base three times in three straight games, and he has three home runs and 10 RBI in his past six games. “Balls have been falling,” McCann said. “I feel like I’ve been swinging the bat well all year. Numbers – especially numbers today, I don’t think you can really judge a player off his average anymore, especially if you’re left-handed and don’t run well.”
• Carlos Beltran’s 15-game hitting streak ended.
• Final word goes to Rodriguez: “On any given day, you have to come ready to play every day because any team can beat anybody. We proved that last week; we beat one of the best teams in baseball in Kansas City and lost nine out of 10. It’s just important to come out every day mentally tough and play to win.”
The Yankees were going to win this game. It really felt that way. They’d scored early, added a few runs in the middle, and CC Sabathia was pitching well. But when it started to unravel, it just wouldn’t stop. Sabathia gave up a couple of homers, David Carpenter walked in the go-ahead run, and the Yankees’ winning streak ended with a 5-4 loss in Oakland. Sabathia fell to 2-7, and now the Yankees have to face Sonny Gray tomorrow.
Sabathia pitched well early in the game, but he allowed a game-tying home run in the sixth, then he let the first two batters reach base in the seventh. Carpenter wound up loading the bases, walking in a run and allowing a sacrifice fly. Brett Gardner pulled the Yankees within a run with an RBI double in the ninth, but Gardner was left stranded when Chase Headley flied to center to end the game.
After retiring the first seven batters he faced, Sabathia had to pitch out of a bases-loaded jam in the third inning — back-to-back strikeouts did the trick — and he was delivering a fine start even after solo home run in the fifth inning, which made the score 3-1. In the sixth, though, Sabathia gave up a two-out, two-run homer to Brett Lawrie to tie the game at 3. It was the next inning that the A’s climbed in front.
Brian McCann had three hits and drove in the first two Yankees runs. In the second inning, McCann hit his first road homer of the year (his seventh home run overall). In the fourth, McCann singled up the middle, and Rodriguez scored from second on an awkward tag-dodging dive at the plate. The throw beat him easily, but Rodriguez went around the tag and kind of tumbled toward the plate, just grazing it with his hand. A lengthy replay was required to get the call correct. The very next inning, Rodriguez hit a sacrifice fly to pull him into a tie for second place on baseball’s all-time official RBI list.