Stacey is co-Editor-in-Chief of It's About The Money and co-host of the It's About The Money, Stupid podcast.

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Game 162: Just win, gosh darn it!

All the Yankees need to do is win one game to secure home field advantage for the Wild Card game. Of course, they’ve needed to do that all weekend but instead were swept in yesterday’s doubleheader. Not a good look.

Anywho, the pitching matchup is Chris Tillman vs. Michael Pineda.

Reimold CF
Parra RF
Machado 3B
Davis 1B
Wieters C
Pearce LF
Clevenger DH
Hardy SS
Flaherty 2B

Ellsbury CF
Gardner LF
Rodriguez DH
Beltran RF
McCann C
Bird 1B
Headley 3B
Ackley 2B
Gregorius SS

Enjoy the game!

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Rainout Open Thread: 10/2/15

This is your rainout open thread.

Discuss whatever you’d like to discuss. Be respectful of your fellow posters and enjoy your evening.

Oh, hey, this happened 37 years ago today:

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About Last Night: “Act Like You’ve Been There Before!”


Made by Carlos Rivera (No, not that one). Posted by Bald Vinny

“A lot of people asked me if we were going to celebrate today and I said, ‘You’re darn right we’re gonna celebrate.” – Alex Rodriguez 10/1/15

Not even 15 seconds after Dellin Betances struck out Josh Rutledge to end last night’s game, and to secure their 10,000th franchise win and a trip to the Wild Card game, people were poo pooing the Yankees’ celebration. Those people were acting as if the Yankee players should have just shaken each other’s hands, quietly left the field, and not cared that they had just made the postseason for the first time since 2012. Well, I’m sorry, but that’s a bunch of bullshit.

First of all, most of the people making fun of or complaining about the Yankees for celebrating were Mets fans which is really rich if you ask me. Who are they to say anything about this? Their team just made the playoffs for the first time in eight years.…

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Random thoughts about life, baseball, moons and dugout kerfuffles

Good morning everyone. It’s random thoughts time (because I cannot come up with anything else to write about today)!

Ready, set, go!

  • The Yankees won three out of four against the White Sox and their magic number is actually down to two so they could clinch a playoff spot if they beat the Red Sox tonight and either A’s beat Angels or Mariners beat Astros.
  • Nice!
  • I still think it’s funny that there are people in Yankeeland who think the Yankees still have a chance to win the division.
  • Have they not seen how Toronto has been playing since the trade deadline?
  • They’re unconscious. (Toronto, not those fans.)
  • And it’s perfectly okay that the Yankees aren’t winning the division.
  • Would I have liked to have seen them win it? Of course.
  • With regards to winning a division, how about those Mets?
  • I’m happy for my friends who are Mets fans.
  • But not that happy…
  • Let’s talk about Saturday, shall we?
  • I attended a charity event that’s held every year in my town and saw some former players.
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Game 155: Johnson vs. Severino

Welcome to the game thread!

Adam Eaton DH
Jose Abreu 1B
Melky Cabrera LF
Trayce Thompson CF
J.B. Shuck RF
Mike Olt 3B
Rob Brantly C
Carlos Sanchez 2B
Tyler Saladino SS

Jacoby Ellsbury CF
Brett Gardner LF
Carlos Beltran DH
Brian McCann C
Greg Bird 1B
Dustin Ackley 2B
Didi Gregorius SS
Slade Heathcott RF
Brendan Ryan 3B

Enjoy the game!

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Game 154 Quick Recap: Yankees 2, White Sox 1

Hooray! A victory!

I didn’t see any of this game either but it was for a good reason. I was attending a charity event and hanging out with this guy.


Yes, that’s friend of the blog, David Cone, and I can call him that since he was nice enough to give us a shout out on YES last season.

Anyway, I was getting updates on my phone – so was my brother – and when I saw that Chase Headley hit the double to tie the game and A-Rod hit the double to get the lead, I was pretty happy.

I was also happy to see that the Yankees held onto the lead and didn’t give up any stupid late home runs. Good job, guys!

And Adam Warren pitched a good game which is nice. He needed it.

Now, win the damn game tomorrow so that magic number can shrink even more!

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Game 154: Danks vs. Warren

Welcome to today’s game thread!


Eaton CF
Abreu 1B
Cabrera LF
Thompson RF
LaRoche DH
Ramirez SS
Olt 3B
Flowers C
Sanchez 2B

Danks P

Ellsbury CF
Headley 3B
Rodriguez DH
Beltran RF
McCann C
Young LF
Bird 1B
Gregorius SS
Refsnyder 2B

Enjoy the game!

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Game 153 Quick Recap: White Sox 5, Yankees 2


I’m not going to pretend and say I watched this game. I didn’t. I was keeping track on Twitter and all I know is the Yankees hit into about 300 double plays and couldn’t take advantage of a pitcher really trying to help them score by walking them.

How annoying.

Also annoying, CC Sabathia giving up home runs to Mike Olt and Gordan Beckham. And Olt’s went a long way into left field.

And even more annoying? Chasen Shreve seems to have lost the ability to pitch. Either that, or he never could and the league is catching up to him.

Anyway, today’s game isn’t until 4:05 so we have time to prepare ourselves for the Danks/Warren matchup. Let’s hope the Yankees can score some runs against a dude with a 7-13 record and a 4.59 ERA.

Great, now he’ll pitch a one-hit shutout. Sorry, everyone.

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