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Interesting game in the Bronx tonight, as the hometowned pinstriped lads dropped another game to the defending AL champion Rangers. [Box Score]  You might recall the Rangers won that AL flag last year partly in New Yankee Stadium.

What was so interesting about the game? Was it Adrian Beltre starting to hit a little bit? Was it Mike Young passing Pudge Rodriguez for most doubles (353) in Rangers' franchise history? Was it Yankee rookie Lance Pendleton making a stunning nine-Rangers-up, nine-Rangers-down MLB debut? Was it the fact that six Ranger hiiters each faced at least 18 pitches, while only one Yankee saw as many as 16?

All those things were nice. But the headline in New York was the pitcher's (3-0 lefty Matty Harrison's) best friend, as ...



... the Bombers tied an American League record by bouncing into six double plays, four of which ended innings. The Yankees set a new franchise recrod by hitting into those six twin-killings, while the Rangers tied their own franchise record by inducing them.

So, AL record? Check. Yankee record? Check. Ranger record? Check. That's quite a triple play of double plays!

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Mick Doherty - Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 01:00 AM EDT (#232862) #
P.S. Forty thousand cuttlefish to the Bauxite who can decode the disguised, altered quoted reference in the headline and indicate its legendary baseball source.
sam - Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 05:05 AM EDT (#232866) #
Juan Rivera has zero bat speed right now.
mathesond - Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 08:29 AM EDT (#232868) #
These are the saddest of possible words:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."
Trio of bear cubs, and fleeter than birds,
Tinker and Evers and Chance.
Ruthlessly pricking our gonfalon bubble,
Making a Giant hit into a double
Words that are heavy with nothing but trouble:
"Tinker to Evers to Chance."


Mmm.....cuttlefish!
mathesond - Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 08:31 AM EDT (#232869) #
Oh yeah, "Baseball's Sad Lexicon", by Franklin Pierce Adams

(ok, so the title and the author I needed to look up. And the words to the entire poem. But I knew which poem, dangit!)
Mick Doherty - Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 02:30 PM EDT (#232884) #
Excellent, Mathesond, For space reasons, I will imit today's cuttlefish prize to 40, then you can come back each of the enxt thousand days and we'll be even ... don't worry about them going bad, these are frozen!

Hey, actually, that there's forty-EIGHT frozen cuttlers. You get a 20 percent bonus!

mathesond - Saturday, April 16 2011 @ 03:01 PM EDT (#232885) #
Time to crank up the deep fryer!
Magpie - Sunday, April 17 2011 @ 09:49 AM EDT (#232899) #
What, you're wondering, is a "gonfalon" bubble?

I have no idea, but a gonfalon is (was?) a banner suspended from a cross-beam.
hypobole - Sunday, April 17 2011 @ 01:16 PM EDT (#232901) #
I assume pricking the gonfalon bubble  means bursting the bubble i.e. destroying the Giants chances, of capturing the NL gonfalon (pennant). 
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