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Game 10: Orioles (6-3) @ Yankees (5-4), ppd. rain

This game has been postponed due to rain. Make-up date has not yet been announced. Go ahead and use this thread as an open thread for the evening, especially if you're watching or wanting to discuss assorted sporting developments.

You may have noticed that we have a certain appreciation for The Wire on this blog, being as it is the greatest television show ever made and was filmed and set in Baltimore. With the Orioles set to play the Yankees, the theme song from the show, which is about keeping down the Devil, comes to mind. The Yankees' myriad dark pacts with Satan are well known. So, to the tune of your favorite season of choice (I personally recommend the season 1 original by The Blind Boys of Alabama), I give you my own little baseball-themed version of:

Way Down in the Hole

If you root for the Orioles, you better watch your back

Well I see Posada, fly ball to the warning track

If you walk Teixeira, Buck save your soul

You gotta keep the Yankees down in the hole

They've got the umpires' fury at their command

Well you don't have to worry if you hold on to Showalter's hand

We'll all be safe from Jeter when he gets so old

You gotta keep the Yankees way down in the hole

The announcers sing about A-Rod's mighty homers

And they'll beat you with their swings

If you hang 'em up in the zone

Don't pay heed to their fans

For their souls have been sold

You gotta keep the Yankees way down in the hole


Don't miss the series preview where twistedlogic breaks down the expected matchups for the next three games. Rain in New York tonight may mean that we don't even get a game. No doubt the Yankees were scared of facing Chris Tillman and thus brought their fel powers to bear on Mother Nature.

1. Brian Roberts (S) 2B
2. Nick Markakis (L) RF
3. Derrek Lee (R) 1B
4. Vladimir Guerrero (R) DH
5. Luke Scott (L) LF
6. Adam Jones (R) CF
7. Mark Reynolds (R) 3B
8. Matt Wieters (S) C
9. Robert Andino (R) SS
1. Brett Gardner (L) LF
2. Derek Jeter (R) SS
3. Mark Teixeira (S) 1B
4. Alex Rodriguez (R) 3B
5. Robinson Cano (L) 2B
6. Nick Swisher (S) RF
7. Jorge Posada (S) DH
8. Curtis Granderson (L) CF
9. Russell Martin (R) C

The scheduled starter for the Yankees is A.J. Burnett. Presumably, he will hit at least one batter with a pitch and Joe Girardi will say nothing, but Girardi will whine the next time Jeremy Guthrie pitches inside to a plate-crowding A-Rod and the ball happens to impact the tender buttocks that once were used as receptacles for steroid needles instead of A-Rod actually getting out of the way of the pitch.