Rainy day woman…again

rain_300.jpgA trivia question:

What does Kay eat during a rain delay?

A.   Peanut M&Ms
B.   Fruit Loops
C.   Watermelon
D.  Nathan’s French Fries
E.   All of the above

The answer is E. That’s what happens when a rain delay stretches to nearly four hours, and counting, for a scheduled 1 p.m. start.

You might wonder how we’re spending the day. It probably would be more interesting to know how the players spent the day, but we can’t ask them that for a while. Probably a long while.

We did have a chance to confirm with Internet Guru Kevin Sullivan that our next chat will be Tuesday, June 30. We’ll provide a million reminders before then.

Hopefully, Wang enjoyed his first appearance on the YES postgame show last night. He was great, considering he says he’s not comfortable on camera, and very happy about the birth of Justin Jesse, his 7-pound, 12-ounce son. He stood at his locker amid congratulatory balloons, and he was holding a piece of paper with the baby’s footprints.

And now he gets to make another start – Tuesday at Atlanta. Life is good for Wang.

Kay is yelling at us, for no apparent reason.

“Kim,” he said, as he brushed his hair, “are you losing steam?”

Honestly, the answer is yes. There is no Red Bull in the press dining room.

“You better pick it up,” Kay said. “You’re not even blogging today.”

Actually, we are.

“Why did you just brush your hair?”

“Because I thought it needed it,” he replied.

This is riveting stuff, isn’t it?

Anyway, there has been an inordinate amount of food consumed by people in the YES booth. Except Flaherty, who has consumed blueberries, grilled chicken and almonds, all of which he brought from home. He was smart to pack.

For some reason, there are now cupcakes, chocolate-covered strawberries, M&Ms, cookies, Cracker Jacks, Twizzlers and Fruit Loops all within arm’s reach. It’s insane.

It seems like hours and hours ago – weeks, really – that we were in the clubhouse this morning. Swisher was updating the collage of teammates’ pictures that adorns a wall of his locker. By now, he’s probably covered several walls. And several lockers.

What do starting pitchers do on days like this? We’ll have to ask Joba.

We’ve looked through a couple of newspapers that are strewn across the booth. Shocking news on Billy Joel and his wife. Thought they were for keeps.

This has become mind-numbing. It seems like they should have been able to play five innings by now. No wonder Girardi says he’s looking forward to the weather in Florida.

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If the yanks were in Florida now they would be playing it’s all blue skies so hopefully it this weather holds up for the weekend I’m going to be at the Saturday game but what’s going on tonight still no start time?

Even if they were playing here in Hawaii…okay so it’s raining here too. Gotta keep Hawaii green afterall. Tell Michael he reminds me of Sally in When Harry met Sally. High maintenance man.

I definitely want to see this collage that swisher is putting together! think he’d take a picture and share it with us?

I couldn’t help but pick “B” in the trivia question. No fair. A Kay question with Fruit Loops as one of the answers? Don’t need to see the rest. I feel like one of Pavlov’s dogs.

clear skies and 91 in oklahoma city. feels closer to a hundred with the heat index though, we could use the rain to cool things off.

why no access to the players during the rain delay? would be much more interesting than listening to hours of mind numbing mike francesa arguing about the same thing over and over. does michael kay get as fired up as francesa on his show? ;) that would be entertaining!

Hey Kim,
Come on down to Fla. the weather is beautiful, high 80’s and much sunshine! But be sure to bring your sun block.
Tell Michael the humidity with get his hair!
The first time we met him in Tampa it was rainy and cool and he said to us “Why don’t we move back to N.Y.” well Michael why don’t you move to Florida! lol
Hope the weather this weekend is great for the Yankees and they win!
Still wish they would come over to the east coast to play the Mets in Spring Training!
Good Luck tonight!

Hey Kim. I hope you weren’t looking for me over at Stan’s this morning as I decided to go to work instead of the game today. :(

I think Wang pitched pretty well last night. It was good to see. I know we’ll have to be patient for him to get his endurance back.

Rough way to end the game last night but hey that’s baseball.

I’ll be heading down to Florida tomorrow evening. My daughter and I will be at Sat and Sun games. Let’s see, the south Florida low temps are about 10 deg. higher than our high temps. Whew!

I hope you guys can get in at a decent hour tonight. It must suck to have such a long delay on get away day. Have a great road trip! Lets get the rubber match today too.

Shocking news about Billy Joel?!?! Come on, Kim…anyone could’ve predicted this the day he married his granddaughter…

Kim I’m signing off now. Joba is to brutal for me to watch. Joba to pen!! He certainly doesn’t rule as a starter.

HEY KIM – DOES JOBA GET ANOTHER START. THIS IS NOT AN INSTRUCTIONAL LEAGUE, YA KNOW . DOES HE GET AN ULTIMATUM. WANG IS A PROVEN STARTER AND A PROVEN WINNER AND HE HAS TO BEG TO GET ANOTHER START. WHAT HAS JOBA PROVEN?? HE’S GOOD IN THE BULL PEN, THATS WHAT HES PROVEN. UPPER MANAGMENT HAS TO STOP THE CHARADE KEEP WANG AND PUT HUGHS IN THE ROTATION AND JOBA IN THE BULL PEN. THEY ARE SO STUBBORN AND NEVER ADMIT TO MAKING MISTAKES ( WE ALL DO MAKE THEM). MOVE ON ALREADY. ALSO SEEM JOBA LIKES TO SHAKE OFF FRANKIE TOO. GUESS ITS NOT JUST JORGE. I’LL LEAVE IT AT THAT – DON’T GET ME STARTED ON A-ROID!!!!

toonces464

Is your sarcasm meter broken?

How do the Nationals EVER lose a game…

apparently these guys have the second comings of Nolan Ryan, Sandy Koufax and Walter Johnson in their rotation.

Add greg shannon (or whatever the hell his name is) to the endless list of scrubs to completely shut down the Bronx Bombers all star lineup.

The YES gun must be way off… I know these guys aren’t having the bats knocked out of their hands two starts in a row by guys throwing 87.

NOW YOU HEAR THE MANAGER SAY – GIVE THE PITCHERS CREDIT – THEY MOVED THE BALL IN AND OUT – CHANGED SPEEDS, KEPT US OFF BALANCE. BLAH BLAH BLAH .. YOU DONT LOSE TWO OUT OF THREE TO THE NATS. ITS INEXCUSABLE AND EMBARRASSING. POOR EXECUTION, POOR MANAGING AND POOR PREPARATION. THE “MANAGER” BETTER GET HIS SH%$ TOGETHER.

You are SPOT ON hatsallfolks!! Spot on. If anything Girardi should be mad as hell for his team making another NOBODY pitcher (who just got his FIRST WIN last night) look like Cy Young!! I mean…do you think Jim Leyland (who is a far superior manager) would sit there at a press conference and tell us we should give the pitcher credit for moving the ball in and out?? HA!!! He would say that his team was an EMBARRASSMENT…and that is exactly what the yankees are becoming.

Listen….I can see some Yokel coming up from the minors every now and again, and having the game of his life and beating the Yankees. But this is 2 out of 3 NOBODY pitchers …not to mention from the WASHINGTON NATIONALS..who just happen to be the WORST TEAM IN THE LEAGUE!! But hey…let’s just congratulate them pitchers for moving the ball in and out. Apparently Joe is of the opinion that the Yankees can only hit pitches down the middle of the plate flying in at ONE SPEED ONLY.

What’s really clear to me is that Joe Girardi is a nice guy…and he’s trying to imitate Joe Torre with some slick talk to the media. Trying to say all the right things…which is something I never liked about Torre. Yeah…Girardi is a nice guy and it’s going to cost him his job. These Primadonna’s need to be kicked in the **** publicly!!

It’s maddening to see ARod come up and NOT come through time after time. It’s aggravating to see Nick Swisher make base running mistakes that a little leaguer would be reprimanded for. It’s frustrating to watch the Yankees waste time on this Joba is a starter crap when he should be in the pen!! And it’s embarrassing to watch this team lose to an inferior team like the Nats. And not just lose…get shut out…..and not by a Roy Halladay type pitcher either. I’m embarrassed as a fan, and that team should be embarrassed for themselves instead of saying…’Well, it’s only June, and we can’t dwell on it.’ Yes…You CAN dwell on it. Maybe a touch of continuous self-embarrassment will make you play with some HEART for a change!!

Our bats have awakened!!! Hey Kim, ask Pauly and Singy if they would call a play by play if Michael passed out in the booth LOL *thud* “And Michael has just…fallen out of his chair. We’ll tend to him at the end of the inning.” They are too funny on the air–always catch me by surprise with some sort of odd comment. You’d think I wouldn’t be surprised anymore, haha.

Kim.my husband is convinced that John Flaherty is a jinx. Every time Flaherty calls the games, the Yankees lose! There has to be a statistic from the beginning of the season that could compare losses/Flaherty calling the game……could we see some stats??

mbrandes – you have hit the nail on the head! My husband and I have been saying for sometime that the Yankees are Primadonna’s and all Joe Torre would say was “They know what they have to do”, well you know what they still don’t! Joe G. is a terrible manager no wonder the Marlins fired him. I am sure he is a very nice man but he has got to go.
Where are the Steinbrenner boys – don’t they care about this team, obviously not the same way their father did.
The Yankees look like they don’t have any energy and I think they do need a good swift kick in the a–! I would take money from them every time they didn’t produce, if they did that boy would you see them get runs!
I am glad we are blacked out here in Florida tonight (and I know they are winning) but my husband and I are disgusted with them.

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