IIATMS Podcast Episode 41: CC Sabathia, Wild Card Game & Season End Awards

Good morning!

Domenic, E.J. and yours truly recorded a podcast last night. We originally scheduled it for last night but figured we’d discuss the Wild Card game, the possible roster and other stuff, and then the CC Sabathia news happened and we started off with that instead – and with good reason. We also gave out our season end awards for the Yankees’ Most and Least Valuable Players and went through our candidates for American League and National League M.V.P., Cy Young and Rookie of the Year.

Oh, and we also announced the winner of the $100 Steiner Sports Gift Card that we were giving away on Episode 40.


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Breaking News: CC Sabathia to miss the playoffs, checking into rehab for alcohol abuse

So this is the sort of news no one expected this afternoon.

CC Sabathia released a statement saying that he will be entering alcohol rehab and will be missing the playoffs:


Our best wishes go out to CC and his family during this time.

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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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Just Two Days Left! Steiner Sports $100 Gift Card Giveaway

Steiner Sports, who generously helps keep the lights on here at IIATMS, has given us a $100 gift card to give to you. For under $100, you can get some fantastic Yankees memorabilia such as:

Jason Giambi

Yes, Giambi was/is a badass. I know Stacey would love to frame this and place it on her wall.

How do you get said gift card? You can listen to our podcast! We gave out pretty simple instructions for entering the contest on last week’s episode. There is no catch. You don’t have to give anyone your email or sell your soul to some tech overlord in order to enter. Really, it’s easy. And right now, the odds that anyone who enters will win are about as good as any contest out there.

Why are we making you listen to our podcast in order to find out? Mostly because we want more people to listen to the podcast. And really, the podcast is great.…

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Potential Wild Card Matchups

With six games remaining things are close to certain for the Yankees as to where they stand in the playoff picture. They can clinch their first postseason berth since 2012 with a win tonight and losses by the Twins and Angels. They’re going to be in a one game playoff with the only question being who will it be against.

It’s hard to say which team you want to play in a one game playoff because one game in baseball can be so random, which is why the idea of a one game playoff is silly. The Yankees scored 21 runs in one game against Texas and allowed 11 runs to the Philadelphia Phillies twice. Baseball should be about the 162 game grind. However, the one game playoff is good for drama and ratings, so it stays.

The Houston Astros are a 1/2 game ahead of the Los Angeles Angels and 1.5 games ahead of the Minnesota Twins. This is probably the best case scenario for the Yankees if it stays this close.…

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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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IIATMS Podcast Episode 40: Yogi Berra Dies, Quitting Daily Fantasy Baseball, Steiner Sports Giveaway

Last night we recorded the 40th episode of the IIATMS podcast. Can you believe it? We’re officially over the hill. (Okay, so I already was and Domenic and EJ have a ways to go, but why be so technical?)

Anyway, we talked about a lot of stuff because we are getting down to the wire in the regular season and because our Yankees are more than likely going to the playoffs! And, we’ve also included a pretty cool giveaway from our friends at Steiner Sports. The catch is that you have to listen to the podcast in its entirety to find out what you have to do in order to win the prize which shouldn’t be too hard because you all listen to our podcast every time we record one, right?

And the prize is pretty cool. It’s a $100 gift card for Steiner Sports which can be used in their upcoming Black Friday Sale. I know, it’s only just turned into fall, how are we thinking about Black Friday already, but it will be here before you know it!…

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