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08:01 AM ET 09.16 | Yankees-Rays proved a very entertaining series. But mostly it was a series to make Yankee fans nervous about October. The Rays are a very good ballclub, but hardly a juggernaut, yet a Yankee team that was at least somewhat desperate for victories at the moment could win only once in a series when all three games were up for grabs until the final pitch. Perhaps most glaringly, the Yankees haven't hit in the clutch for what feels like months, and Wednesday night they came up empty repeatedly in crucial moments against James Shields, allowing the Rays to escape with a 4-3 victory.

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September 16, 2010  08:20 AM ET

Not when they are cheaters.

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September 16, 2010  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Not when they are cheaters.

Because they are leading the Red Sox they must be cheaters? (now watch Longoria show up in pinstripes today.)

September 16, 2010  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Not when they are cheaters.

good grief give it a rest

September 16, 2010  08:35 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

?

Jeter admitted the hit by picth call was wrong. He came out and said it hit his bat, not his arm.

September 16, 2010  08:35 AM ET

All Haters. RedSuxNation2009, really?

September 16, 2010  08:36 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

good grief give it a rest

Jeter stole one. But even joe Maddon said it was a headsp play and he had no problem with it.

September 16, 2010  08:37 AM ET

*heads up

September 16, 2010  08:38 AM ET

They lost 2 games by 1 run gimme a break...let's see what happens up in NY next week before people start jumping ship and acting like the sky is falling. Their starting 3 in a playoff series would be CC, Hughes, and Pettitte, and in the playoffs, 3 is all you need. I'd take that 3 over anybody else's, except maybe Philly's

September 16, 2010  08:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Jeter admitted the hit by picth call was wrong. He came out and said it hit his bat, not his arm.

No kidding. It was clear as day on replay, and it sounded like the ball struck a steel pipe.

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September 16, 2010  08:41 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

good grief give it a rest

Tell me Yankees fans wouldnt be the same way if the roles were reveresed? You ever seen that commercial with the kid admitting he touched the ball last before it went out of bounds? They try to teach kids sportmanship for what?

September 16, 2010  08:42 AM ET
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So what? A TB player would've gone to 1B too. A Red Sox player for that matter as well.

That was the point I was trying to make.

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September 16, 2010  08:44 AM ET

I dont hate the Yankees. Im not one of those fans. Give credit when credit is due. All Im saying is if he got away with it great. But dont admit it after the fact. It ruins your credibility and sends the wrong message.

September 16, 2010  08:46 AM ET

The Yanks just don't have the magic this year. thank god.

September 16, 2010  08:51 AM ET
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Tell me Yankees fans wouldnt be the same way if the roles were reveresed? You ever seen that commercial with the kid admitting he touched the ball last before it went out of bounds? They try to teach kids sportmanship for what?

It's an aspect of the game that is somewhat distasteful but I would probably do the same thing given the situation.

But as a RedSox fan you should be aware that Victor Martinez of the Red Sox did something just as distasteful if not worse a couple of weeks ago. He grounded out to first base, but was 'heads up' enough to realize the ball hit the ground pretty close to his front foot (about three inches) so rather than accept the easy out he just made at first base, he crumpled on the base path and acted like he couldn't walk for a few minutes. The umpires conferred and decided it was a foul ball. This was also against the Rays and was a similar situation in that the Red Sox like the Yankees were getting handled and had to come up with a different way to try and win.

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September 16, 2010  08:52 AM ET

Ok ... back to the point of the thread. I don't like the way the team has been playing ... they barely avoided a sweep against the O's, the Rangers, and now the Rays ... any way you slice it, that's not the kind of ball you want to be playing heading into the post season. And the rest of the schedule is pretty tough - TB (4x), Bos (3x), and Toronto ... sure ain't gonna be easy!

 
September 16, 2010  08:53 AM ET
QUOTE(#19):

It's an aspect of the game that is somewhat distasteful but I would probably do the same thing given the situation. But as a RedSox fan you should be aware that Victor Martinez of the Red Sox did something just as distasteful if not worse a couple of weeks ago. He grounded out to first base, but was 'heads up' enough to realize the ball hit the ground pretty close to his front foot (about three inches) so rather than accept the easy out he just made at first base, he crumpled on the base path and acted like he couldn't walk for a few minutes. The umpires conferred and decided it was a foul ball. This was also against the Rays and was a similar situation in that the Red Sox like the Yankees were getting handled and had to come up with a different way to try and win.

See comment 15.

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