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Friday, August 21, 2009

Predictions for Yankees-Red Sox at Fenway

Programming note: You can read my in-game rants about Yankees-Red Sox this weekend by adding me as a Facebook friend, or checking me out at Twitter. Last time around, I correctly predicted in Facebook and Twitter during the fifteen inning game that A-Rod would hit a walkoff homer.

Tonight, I'm predicting that Friday's game will not be a scoreless one!

Um, actually, I'm getting a late start on predictions this weekend. Last time around, I correctly predicted that:

* The Yanks would win Thursday and Friday

* The crowds would be the most intense and loud at the ballpark so far

* A-Rod would hit a homer and break his homerless streak

*, David Ortiz would be lawyered up and blame a supplement for his PED test result,

* Ortiz would hear bigtime boos

* Melky Cabrera would have an iconic moment

* And Squawker Jon would be in despair if the Yankees won the series (he's still in the fetal position!)

I was incorrect in predicting that:

* The Yankees would lose Game 3 and 4 (although I'm not exactly crying about being wrong on that!)

* Victor Martinez and Nick Swisher would have big moments

Anyhow, let me get going with my predictions for this weekend:

* The Yankees are winning 6-1 as I squawk, so it wouldn't be fair to make a specific prediction for tonight (besides, I would be a jinx in doing so!) I do think the Yankees will win the series, 2 games to 1, and seal up the division.

* I also think Kevin Youkilis will end up getting plunked again. And even if it's an accident, I could totally see him losing his temper and starting a brawl.

* David Ortiz will hit at least one homer. So will A-Rod.

* The ESPN and Fox announcers will be annoying. (Gotta have a prediction I am sure will come true!)

* Mark Teixeira will have an iconic series, and help his MVP chances.

* Jonathan Papelbon will be shaky, and then say something stupid in the postgame.

* And finally, Squawker Jon will continue to be in despair over the Yankees!

One other note - I'm so happy that Jerry Remy is back in action! He's my favorite member of Red Sox Nation.

What do you think? Leave us a comment!

22 comments:

"Nutball Gazette" said...

I got Remy on right now on extra innings, we both agree he is one of the best.

Anonymous said...

Prediction? let's see, the Skankees had yesterday off so you know darn well that they will be good and doped up for the weekend, they had all day to inject, injest and incest, so I predict that they will buy the entire weekend, after all they did spend half a billion dollars on just three players last winter, so they can't very well get embarrassed by the Red Sox. The world will stop spinning if the Skankees go one more year without buying a trophy, heaven forbid.

"Nutball Gazette" said...

I love to see Yankee Haters who are so willing to stand up and say what they think. and let everyone know who they are.

Anonymous said...

"Prediction? let's see, the Skankees had yesterday off so you know darn well that they will be good and doped up for the weekend, they had all day to inject, injest and incest, so I predict that they will buy the entire weekend, after all they did spend half a billion dollars on just three players last winter, so they can't very well get embarrassed by the Red Sox. The world will stop spinning if the Skankees go one more year without buying a trophy, heaven forbid."

Hey, retard, let's dissect your comments:

"Skankees had yesterday off so you know darn well that they will be good and doped up for the weekend, they had all day to inject"

- No way in hell -- unless they hang around Ortiz (a.k.a. Un Papito Poco) before start time.

"I predict that they will buy the entire weekend, after all they did spend half a billion dollars on just three players last winter"

- Yet another rant by am ignorant and jealous fan of another big market team with plenty of resources that didn't get used wisely.

"The world will stop spinning if the Skankees go one more year without buying a trophy"

- Um...we haven't won a World Series since 2000. Check your calendar: It's nine years. Yanks spent more money these past several years and have no trophy to show for it. Stop making it seem like we win every year. We get the best talent because we're the best team, and our guys play their asses off so they deserve to win.

-JJ

Uncle Mike said...

Every time I see a Yankee Hater, I think of a scene from "MASH." There's a scene where Major Houlihan is changing the bandage of a wounded soldier, who's sick of the Army, and he tells her, "I hate your guts!" And without missing a beat, Hot Lips says, "My guts are not here for you to love."

I'm tempted to say, "My prediction... Pain." But those great words came from Mr. T before his rematch with Rocky, and Rocky demolished him. So here's my prediction: The Red Sox will not make the Playoffs, and this series will have something to do with it. The ghosts will be exorcised this season, and, as Hank Steinbrenner said, "We will restore the universe to order."

And a Yankees Universe tops a Red Sox Nation any day.

1918* Forver. Beat The Scum!

The Emperor said...

Uncle Mike, you are indeed a poet laureate.

Anonymous said...

Retard? Hmmm, let's see, which one of us cheers for the Skankees? JJ, I think you are the retard.

And tonight's abomination is just another huge blackeye for the game of baseball. Hank and Hal should be ashamed of themselves for being such poor losers that they had to buy the game (and the next two also, you know they will) just to feel good about themselves. And also so that losers like you will too. Pitiful.

But most of all, Bud Selig should be ashamed for letting this happen. Of course I suppose it's tough to say no when they roll a dump truck full of money up to your door.

And you losers wonder why football is so much more popular than baseball. At least football games are decided on the field, and not in the board room.

Anonymous said...

Oh, and you losers don't get the best players because you are the best team, you get the best players because you outspend everyone else. So explain to me again how the Skankees are NOT buying their trophies?

Anonymous said...

"Oh, and you losers don't get the best players because you are the best team, you get the best players because you outspend everyone else. So explain to me again how the Skankees are NOT buying their trophies?"

Says the guy whose team paid 50+ mil just to talk to Dice-K.........

Anonymous said...

"So explain to me again how the Skankees are NOT buying their trophies?"

I would but I don't speak "Ass-tard." Maybe if you'd stop fellating your grand-Papi (see what I did there?) long enough to floss the bit of foreskin between your teeth, you'd understand that the RedSux aren't exactly poor.

Asstard.

Anonymous said...

"At least football games are decided on the field, and not in the board room."

Or in the video-recording room, amirite Bill Belicheat? LOL!!!

Brandon said...

Cry more Anonymous Red Sox fan!!!!! Your tears taste so yummmmmy! Mmmhhmm!!! Oh, so delicious! The tears of unfathomable sadness! Yummm!!!!

Anonymous said...

Just for the record, I am a Mariners fan. Open your eyes, the world does not revolve around Boston and New York. There really are 27 other teams out there who would like to win a legitimate WS trophy, unlike your hollow, purchased ones. And before you go making disgusting comments (mine were rude, yours were just plain disgusting, but then again what do you expect from a Skankee fan), pull your head out of your ass and stick your thumb back up there.

Anonymous said...

"Open your eyes, the world does not revolve around Boston and New York"

Then why the hell are you having a titty-attack over a game that doesnt involve the Mariners? Too much sand in your vag tonight?

/hands you some douche....douche

Anonymous said...

"pull your head out of your ass and stick your thumb back up there.'

That parking space is reserved for your momma's tongue. She's a wild one, I tell ya! =D

Anonymous said...

"Oh, and you losers don't get the best players because you are the best team, you get the best players because you outspend everyone else. So explain to me again how the Skankees are NOT buying their trophies?"

No, we have the money to get the best players BECAUSE we are the best team.

Pay attention because this is the way it works:

1) Win games, draw crowds.
2) Draw crowds, make money.
3) Make money, acquire better talent.
4) Acquire better talent, win more games.
5) Win more games, sell more merchandise, make more money.
6) Make more money, draw more people. More people spend more money.
7) More money makes team wealthier because of winning.
8) Winning breeds more winning and a winning attitude, which attracts more people.
9) More people increases revenue.

See where this is going? The Yankees are the greatest team on Earth because no other baseball team in history can ever come close to the prestige and the rich tradition. People are attracted to a winning product that they can believe in, and will spend the money to support them and be a part of it.

Yankees have more money than any other baseball team because they have done better than any other baseball team and people revere them the world over.

This is how they can afford to acquire the best talent. This is how winning in done.

Capice? Comprehende? Understand?

-JJ

Anonymous said...

Mariner's fan? Still pissed at the Yanks for sinking your ship in '98, huh?

-JJ

Subway Squawkers said...

Let's keep the comments G-rated (or at least PG, okay?) Thanks.

And I seem to remember earlier this year hearing about how the Yankees' spending was like the bad old days of the 80s. But now that they're in first place, it's unfair? Which one is it.

If you want to be mad about spending in baseball, be mad about how small market teams keep the revenue sharing/licensing/tv money for themselves, and don't spend it on their teams. The Yanks are literally putting money in the Pirates' pockets, and what did the team do? They cut their already low 50 million payroll in almost half. That's the real outrage.

- Lisa

Anonymous said...

Yep, the Yankees buy their championships. All the other teams get their players to play for free. People seem to forget that the BoSox have the second highest payroll in the MLB and when you complain about steroids it's amazing how so many get caught, yet the only people to 'fess up are Pettitte, A-Rod, Tejada, and Giambi. Everyone else just made a mistake.

Alvaro Fernandez Ravelo said...

JJ you forgot that winning also allows you to have your own cable channel that reaps a ton of money too! There is a reason Goldman Sachs is a partner!

Anonymous said...

The Red Sox have the second highest payroll? You're kidding right? That hasn't been true for at least two years. And the Yankees payroll is quickly approaching _double_ that of the Sox. You want to go on believing that New York is special and deserves that kind of competitive advantage... go right ahead. But don't be surprised that the rest of the country hates you and your teams. It's like rooting for the bullies.

Anonymous said...

As far as I'm concerned, the rest of the country can kiss out asses.

GO YANKS!

-JJ