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SWM, owns Yankees, seeks SWF for date

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Feb 28, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

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Let’s see, he owns a big chunk of the Yankees, has several luxurious homes and once ran the family’s hotel business. You would think Hal Steinbrenner would have no trouble with the ladies. But it must not be as easy as it seems. Consider these recent quotes:

Hal Steinbrenner to the New York Times: “I hope there’s going to be some personal stuff about me in the story, too. … I just want to get a date out of it.”

Hal Steinbrenner to GQ magazine: “If you’re going to use a photo in this article, let me know, will you? As opposed to making me look like a dork, I’m hoping to get a date out of this, man.”

Hal, you can can great seats any time you want. Even for Red Sox games. There are plenty of hot babes in Yankees Universe would be more than appreciative. Talk to Jeter, he’ll hook you up. Or try posting on the blog, we have lots of female readers and they’re great.

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292 Responses to “SWM, owns Yankees, seeks SWF for date”

  1. Adam February 28th, 2008 at 3:41 pm

    hook him up with one of your fine lady friends

  2. Interesting February 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Hey, Pete, I’m not white but can you pass on my number to him anyway? He can use my flavor and I can use his money and box at the stadium!! ha ha ha haa

  3. EricVA February 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Damn, with all that money and the connection to the Yankees…I’ll date him.

    Wow, it’s kinda sad how desperate he comes off as with those quotes.

  4. mel February 28th, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    Whoa! No wonder Hank wants to push little brother out of the picture. Not bad. And women love self-deprecating humor. Can’t wait to see the Jeter/Hal Steinbrenner commercials. Seriously, Under Armour? Babes like Nike…

  5. whozat February 28th, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Yeah, I’m pretty sure “Hi…I’m Hal Steinbrenner. I own the Yankees,” would probably be a pretty solid pickup line in most bars in NY. Even the snobby ones.

  6. AlexCT February 28th, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    uhh, im not a girl, and im not gay, but i’d date Hal once or twice to get some owners tickets out of it. yeah, yeah i would.

  7. Mike February 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Hal if you need a wingman – just let me know, man.

  8. Skippy February 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Have you all seen pictures of Hal and Hank together? Don’t they look more like father and son than brothers? I mean, I know there’s a sizeable age difference, but not a whole generation.

  9. Russ February 28th, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Somewhere, at this very moment, Yankees Chick is drafting an e-mail…

  10. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge February 28th, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    raises hand. :lol:

  11. Chrissy February 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    He’s Hal Steinbrenner, and he needs help finding dates? Jeez, you’d think there’d be women (and men) lining up or something.

  12. saucY February 28th, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    i wonder if his home life is anything like this

    mine is sometimes…

  13. Skippy February 28th, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    And yeah, I’m a girl, and theoretically available, but I’m too busy with the world’s worst crush on someone who barely knows I’m alive to be tempted by throwing myself at someone for lifetime season tickets and a fortune (sorry, I’m just having my self-pitying moment of the day).

  14. BBB February 28th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Well I’m a chick but…I’m saving myself for the Moose! Also, I’m probably a bit young for Hal. But if there are some free “premium game” tickets in it for me, I have several cool aunts that I could hook him up with! :D

    Or, talking to Jeter’s always a good plan! He gets more celebrity booty than a toliet seat at Mr. Chow, haha.

    Anywho, anxiously awating Joba & IPK’s 4 innings in the exhibition game. Hurry up and get here Friday!!!! And thanks for the top notch spring coverage, Pete.

  15. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    Just got back.I wanted to comment on the posts of JUST MY OPINION on the last thread. Regular season hasnt started. Offseason has been slow. Football is over with. March madness is around the corner but not here yet. Most of all
    we have already talked about

    CLOSETS
    FAVORITE MOVIES
    BEST ACTORS
    BEST SINGING GROUPS
    THE 80′S
    SANTANA
    CLEMENS
    PETITTE
    AROD
    CLOTHES IN THE 80′S
    SANTANA
    GARBAGE PAIL KIDS
    CLEMENS
    SILICONE

    I guess what im trying to say is im no longer a big nba fan since Jordan left. But it gets us through the day. Have patience the season is almost here. Till then think of other topics to keep us going.

    FAVORITE AND THE ONLY BLOG I POST IN.

  16. DMan February 28th, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Hal just has to get in the papers and magazines more..

    Before he knows it he’ll have his own personal army of gold diggers chasing him!

  17. Say it ain't so February 28th, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Some fun stuff from Kepner:

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....-10-rings/

  18. baka February 28th, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    tell him to call me i will take care of him

  19. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Oh by the way,
    I though that i got a virus in my computer because it was going reeeeaaaaly slooooow. Maybe we should tone down the nba talk. I think my computer doesnt take well to it.

    AlexCT
    February 28th, 2008 at 3:45 pm
    uhh, im not a girl, and im not gay, but i’d date Hal once or twice to get some owners tickets out of it. yeah, yeah i would.

    Indecent Proposal? I cant even comment on this.

  20. whozat February 28th, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    “He’s Hal Steinbrenner, and he needs help finding dates?”

    They need to spin this off into a series of Mastercard commercials with him and Jeter. Or Visa…whichever ones that they had Torre and Big Stein doing last year or whenever.

  21. whozat February 28th, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    “Have you all seen pictures of Hal and Hank together? Don’t they look more like father and son than brothers? I mean, I know there’s a sizeable age difference, but not a whole generation.”

    I guess 38-and-takes-care-of-himself looks a LOT younger than 50-and-smokes-all-the-time.

  22. DMan February 28th, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Why do I expect to hear about this on PTI or Around-the-horn?

  23. Derek February 28th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Any hot single Yankee fan ladies who are seeking a much less rich and successful 24 year old Yankee fan in the North Carolina region (I am good at video games).

  24. nettles February 28th, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Damnit, I wish I had a sister!

  25. Derek February 28th, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    Anyone going to be at the USF – Yanks game tomorrow?

  26. Skippy February 28th, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Hank does appear to have lived rather hard.

  27. Jax February 28th, 2008 at 4:20 pm

    Maybe Hal should start talking to the NY media more like his brother and get in the spot-light more. Maybe that will help.

  28. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    DIBS.

  29. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge February 28th, 2008 at 4:28 pm

    Andrea you are a little late. I already called it. :D

  30. pat February 28th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    I’ll believe Hal has a hard time getting a date right after I can keep a straight face when Jeter says he’s a homebody.

  31. Yankeepelotero February 28th, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Hal doesn’t know what he has. MONEY AND THE YANKEES. is the formula to be the perfect bachelor. How can he not see that. Even for a shy guy, by only saying “I own the Yankees” its good enough to get you some. my goodness Hal, com’n man, you have what every single, straight, Yankee fan only dreams about. Life can be so unfair at times….

  32. east side yankee February 28th, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    are you people that naive? Hank has no problem getting dates. He is either gay or lying. Based on the fact that he states he needs to meet a woman in 2 separate articles it seems like he is overcompesating. I vote gay.

  33. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 4:41 pm

    Hal doesn’t know what he has. MONEY AND THE YANKEES. is the formula to be the perfect bachelor. How can he not see that. Even for a shy guy, by only saying “I own the Yankees” its good enough to get you some. my goodness Hal, com’n man, you have what every single, straight, Yankee fan only dreams about. Life can be so unfair at times….

    And we wonder why Jeter hasnt gotten hitched yet.

  34. Sean Serritella Yankees Daily February 28th, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    Wow. He should find it pretty easy to find a woman. I’m suprised he isn’t dating a model.

  35. Spidur February 28th, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    Aw, Pete. So sweet of you to turn the blog into a dating service! :P

    Where’s the end of the line now?

  36. Whatevered February 28th, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    Jeter hasn’t gotten married yet because he doesn’t want to. Hal can get dates it’s just he hasn’t found the nice lady (that’s not looking for his money) yet. Jeter hangs around women that get divorced every other year he doesn’t want that.

  37. Barbara February 28th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    All he needs to say is Hi, I’m Hal Steinbrenner forget about I’m partial owner of the NYY. His only problem is that he is currently on the west coast of Florida. I’ll take him after the two previous “dibs” are done. I need an upgrade on my tickets!

  38. Lori February 28th, 2008 at 4:48 pm

    He is limiting this to single women? For good Yankee seats, even to the Premium games, I’m sure my husband wouldn’t mind! (in case you’re reading, honey, I’m j/k . . . kind off) ;)

  39. Yankees Mobile February 28th, 2008 at 4:50 pm

    Hal can get a gal it’s just he hasn’t found the right one yet.

  40. Drew February 28th, 2008 at 4:51 pm

    Too funny. I’m waiting for Hank to blast women for not dating his brother.

  41. Whatevered February 28th, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    He doesn’t want a money girl.

  42. Lori February 28th, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Say it Ain’t so – thanks for the link to Kepner’s blog! Moose really showing some humor this spring – very nice to see. Still loving Joba. And always nice to see references to Tino (would love to wrap my arms around him too!)

  43. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Lori,
    Now that youv oppened up the already taken group. Maybe i can get my wife to take one for the team. We will need a private jet to get there as well. Hope he can afford gas prices these days.

  44. Patrick February 28th, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    You know that Hank brings a ruckus to the ladies

    Hal should get a haircut.

  45. Barbara February 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    I’ll even date Hank if I could get my seats moved in one section over either way so that the fole pole isn’t right in front of me. (I’ve been trying but to no avail :(!)

  46. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Too funny. I’m waiting for Hank to blast women for not dating his brother.

    Or setting a dead line.

  47. diabolicNYC February 28th, 2008 at 4:56 pm

    Hell I’m a guy and I’d date him.

  48. Please February 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    Is Ensberg going to play at south florida

  49. YankeeDiva February 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    How old is Hal? :)

  50. diabolicNYC February 28th, 2008 at 4:57 pm

    um…and just to be clear I was JOKING

  51. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 4:59 pm

    if he pays for dinner and tickets i’ll go too

  52. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 5:00 pm

    SOS: too funny!

  53. Kat February 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Wow! Hal… I call dibs after the previous three. He’s not bad looking either – looks nothing like his brother. I, too, am probably a little young for him but these are the kinds of sacrifices we need to make for true love… or, um, great tickets. :) :)

    Seriously, though, if I could have my pick, I’d pick Shelley Duncan. Not sure why but I heart him.

  54. Blondie (has more fun) February 28th, 2008 at 5:01 pm

    Hal has some ISSUES !!!

    Putting status and money aside, he’s a good looking guy. He is – nice face (dippled chin), great hair, athletic build.

    Yet he’s desperate – like a thirsty person on a humid day.

    We live in a more open age. Today more women are comfortable in approaching and asking a guy out.

    Yet Hal’s not getting any action?

    Sounds like some serious repression and confidence issues.

  55. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 5:03 pm

    Diabolic,
    :) We had this coarse yesterday on blog. Use the faces. It helps us in knowing your are serious or not. Whew! You had us going there for a minute.

  56. bodhisattva February 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    Maybe he’s gay. Nowhere do you state a gender for “date.”

  57. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 5:07 pm

    For the ones who are way behind in the dibs pole. There is always the other method in going to the top and getting even better seats. Can you say George. This game of i’ll take it for the team reminds me of fear factor. How far will you go to win those seats youv always wanted?

  58. Lori February 28th, 2008 at 5:08 pm

    SOS – to convince your wife: one word – DIAMONDS (and I’m not talking about the baseball ones either)

  59. Barbara February 28th, 2008 at 5:09 pm

    Kat, I’ll let you know when I’ve gotten my chance. I’m not even looking for free tickets (I’ll take them though and some adult beverages wouldn’t be bad. Those eight dollar beers killed me last year if I didn’t get to the bowling ally bar for beer before the game!). I only need my section moved in one direction or another!!!!

  60. eric February 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Does anyone know which of the so-called “Premium Games” are sold out? I thought I remembered reading that the All-Star game and the final regular season game were sold out, but I can’t remember if that’s so.

  61. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge February 28th, 2008 at 5:11 pm

    Hal was married before and has 4 children. So maybe he figured it out late in life. :lol:

  62. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 5:14 pm

    Lori
    February 28th, 2008 at 5:08 pm
    SOS – to convince your wife: one word – DIAMONDS (and I’m not talking about the baseball ones either)

    With what diamonds cost these days. It would be cheaper to use the money i would for diamonds to fly to NY, purchase good seats, have enough for a hotdog and buy a pennant. Come to think of it. Cross my wifes name off the list.

  63. Cliffq February 28th, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    In fact Hal just got divorced last year, so it’s no surprise he’s still single.

  64. yankees4life February 28th, 2008 at 5:22 pm

    Eric, im sure most of the premium games are sold out because last friday the yankees allowed their season ticket holders to buy extra tickets to the premium games, with no limits on how many tickets they can buy.

  65. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 5:23 pm

    changing subjects for a second.
    Who out of these group of spring invites has the best year?
    1B: Doug Mientkiewicz (Pirates)
    2B: Bret Boone (Nationals)
    SS: Jose Macias (Pirates)
    3B: Edgardo Alfonzo (Rangers)
    LF: George Lombard (Dodgers)
    CF: Alex Escobar (Nationals)
    RF: Juan Gonzalez (Cardinals)
    C: Javy Lopez (Braves)
    DH: Matt LeCroy (A’s)

    I go with Doug Mioulkjoiuweoiuoikjich. Coming a close second is Javy Lopez. I take it back Javy First, dont know if Doug will get enough at bats.

  66. Kat February 28th, 2008 at 5:24 pm

    Yankees4life, that is not true. I have season tickets and we had a four ticket minimum to each premium game. Even with that limit, I was only able to buy 2 tickets to one red sox game.

    Tickets are going to be hard to come by all around this year.

  67. yankees4life February 28th, 2008 at 5:26 pm

    kat- ok i misstated what i said. Yes, there was a 4 ticket limit, but you can buy tickets to as many games as you want. It was only 4 tickets per order, which meant you could go back and do another order of another 4 seats for the same game, which i did.

  68. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    jennifer: (sorry, an hour later), I did not see you say DIBS. Therefore, I called it. Him.

  69. westchester February 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    I understand there is a woman in Piermont who announced on national TV that she is looking around-and just kissed off 200k

  70. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    Brandon Tierrney is a riot on SNY :lol:

    a guy told him El Duque is one of the most finely tune pitchers the ML

    he responded then why is he getting hurt all the time :lol:

  71. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 5:29 pm

    So is it bad that right now I’m tempted to make a comment about not Jewish not kosher?

  72. yankees4life February 28th, 2008 at 5:30 pm

    Kat, you also didnt have a strategy for getting more tickets it seems. We had 6 computers up and 3 people going at it all getting tickets to the games.

  73. yankees4life February 28th, 2008 at 5:31 pm

    ya rebeca

  74. cuseyanks February 28th, 2008 at 5:34 pm

    Hey rebecca, i just clicked on your blog and saw that you were worried about being late for neuroscience? come on.. i took that class in syracuse and not only was it the biggest joke of a lifetime, the second half of the class you watch that terrible british soap opera. what was it called again?

    on a side note about that class, my favorite time was once walking in a few minutes late after hotboxing my car outside (yes i used to park on campus next to the building, cause that how i roll), and when we walked in the entire class turned around because of the smell, at which time diamond ferry, a friend of mine, called us out infront of the entire lecture class for being blazed as hell.

    gotta love the cuse baby..

  75. Patrick Bateman February 28th, 2008 at 5:36 pm

    Hal looks a little like Chris O’Donnell with an 80′s haircut.

  76. Kat February 28th, 2008 at 5:39 pm

    Yankees4life: I had four computers going.. and two people working them. Just no luck, I guess.

  77. Yankees Mobile February 28th, 2008 at 5:41 pm

    What are the chances of Shelley not making the team?

  78. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 5:42 pm

    cuseyanks: Ah, but I don’t have the professor you did :)

  79. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 5:44 pm

    mientkiewicz hit two manatees yesterday…

    …sorry i mean he had 2 hits against Manatee Community College in his Pirate debut.

    with LaRoche at 1b i dont see alot of ab’s for doug this year.

  80. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 5:45 pm

    Kat,
    The secret is 6 computers and 3 people working them. You should have asked,I could have helped with my 2 computers. Would have called dibs on them offcoarse.

  81. cuseyanks February 28th, 2008 at 5:46 pm

    i bet those tickets end up on ebay

  82. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 5:47 pm

    Y’s Guy,
    Your right. Unless Laroche gets hurt. Thats why i went with Javy.Who’s your pick?

  83. Yankees Mobile February 28th, 2008 at 5:49 pm

    If Shelley is the 1st baseman what happens to Ensberg?

  84. Blondie (has more fun) February 28th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    why is it so coooold today?

    it was decent, yesterday :(

  85. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 5:50 pm

    shelley would have to have an awful ST to not make the team. especially if ensberg is great.

  86. Whatevered February 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    Does Ensberg have a way to sign with a different team if he doesn’t make the team out of ST?

  87. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 5:51 pm

    id probably go with javy too, but since you took him already, i’ll take the fonz cause he was a stand-up guy in new york.

  88. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 5:52 pm

    I read today that Fehr might consider blood testing. Wow. Were going to end up having Gary Pettis or Willie Magee looking players if that happens. The homerun champ would hit 30 homers and infielders would go back to 15-18 per year. Back to stealing bases more than the 3 run homer.I dont know if i like the idea.

  89. Somebody else February 28th, 2008 at 5:53 pm

    What position will Jason Lane play in SWB?

  90. OldYanksFan February 28th, 2008 at 5:54 pm

    He can use my flavor and I can use his money and box at the stadium!! ha ha ha haa
    ———————————————————-
    Maybe you can use his flavor and he can use your box (at the stadium).

  91. Marc February 28th, 2008 at 5:55 pm

    Looks like Jeter has free reign to carry on with his partying ways as long as he lets the new boss tag along.

  92. cuseyanks February 28th, 2008 at 5:56 pm

    becca- you defenitly got screwed then. the professor i had for that class was amazing. and the tests were fun, everyone cheated

  93. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    just a little dire there sos. but willie mcgee was GREAT and i miss him.

    it is quite a shift by fehr. jeter and kemp among others came out in favor of testing and now there seems to be a shift by the leadership.

  94. OldYanksFan February 28th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    “Well I’m a chick but…I’m saving myself for the Moose”
    ——————————————————–
    A Chick and a Moose? Probably illegal, definitely painful.

  95. Ashley February 28th, 2008 at 5:58 pm

    Very nice of you to say Pete.
    He’s not bad looking, I’d take him.

    It bugs me that people buy tickets just so they can sell them for wayyy more on stubhub or ebay.

    Do you guys think games that are non premium would sell out too?? I really dont care which games i go to as long as i go.

  96. Ross (NYYStadiumInsider.com) February 28th, 2008 at 5:59 pm

    I can’t believe that Pete is pimping out the ladies of his comments section. I’m offended and I’m not even a lady… Or AM I?!!?

    dun dun dunnnnn

    No, seriously, I’m not. But if I was, I wouldn’t want any part of Hal, even with all his money. Hey Hal – Donald Trump called – he wants his hair back.

  97. jk February 28th, 2008 at 6:01 pm

    Mets, Red Sox, Opening and Closing day will be tough tickets. Everything else should be no problem.

  98. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 6:02 pm

    cuseyanks; I think he was involved in a harrassment scandal.

    Professor now is not too bad, it’s just a lot of information and I’m not a science kid, though I did get a 10/10 on my last quiz. Not sure how that happened.

    Blondie: Try walking back from class when it’s -3. YUCK.

  99. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    I liked Vince Coleman. Maybe Jeter can finally win the MVP with the takers coming back down to earth.

  100. Boston Dave February 28th, 2008 at 6:03 pm

    wow, that OldYanksFan sure is funny. gag.

  101. Barbara February 28th, 2008 at 6:06 pm

    Ross (NYYStadiumInsider.com) – I’m okay with his hair. However, I would try to get him to a decent stylist in NYC. He can afford it. I sure hope he isn’t paying what I am for that haircut! I take that comment back (I still my seats moved).

  102. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:07 pm

    Red Sox beat BC 24-0
    Were they playing underhand pitch? Seriously. Might as well brought out a softball they probably wouldnt have gotten all those runs. How embarrassing.

  103. Boston Dave February 28th, 2008 at 6:10 pm

    SoS – 24 runs in only 7 innings. and BC had just 1 hit.

  104. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    S.o.S.: I’m amazed Boston was actually taking it as a serious game…

  105. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 6:11 pm

    yeah, that coleman was a real firecracker!

  106. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:14 pm

    Torre just doesnt look right in a white and blue uniform. Mattingly would have looked even worse. Some people shouldnt ever change teams for coaching or anything else.

    some of those players
    Michael Jordan
    Joe Montana
    Emmit Smith
    Willie Mays
    Babe Ruth

  107. saucY February 28th, 2008 at 6:15 pm

    “Red Sox beat BC 24-0″

    was billecheck managing the game?

  108. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:16 pm

    “BC had just 1 hit.”

    I dont follow college baseball that much. Is BC that bad? A high school team could have given a better performance.

  109. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 6:17 pm

    sos, you gotta give willie a pass. he started out with the orange ny on his cap and the years he spend with the mets were basically all the real money he made in baseball.

  110. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    was billecheck managing the game?

    B.C.’S Pitchers-”Its like they knew what pitch was coming.”

  111. Fran February 28th, 2008 at 6:19 pm

    SOS 27 – Another player who never should have left was Joe Namath. He was a true Jet after leading the Jets to a Super Bowl title and did not look right as a Los Angeles Ram.

  112. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 6:22 pm

    S.o.S.: Ray Borque.

  113. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:24 pm

    Y’s guy,
    To tell the truth i only followed Mcgee with the cards(in my 30′s). I thought that he was a real spark plug as was Vince for that team. That team seemed to always keep the pressure on their opponents. When on the base pads. Didnt they get beat by the Royals in the mid 80′s?

    But yes. For some of those players i feel for them. They played hurt more often than they do now and got paid pennies compared to todays game.

  114. yankees4lifef February 28th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Ashley,

    what do you look like? I might have some extra tickets that we could work something out on.

  115. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    Patrick Ewing
    Marcus Allen
    Eric Dickerson

  116. Buddy Biancalana February 28th, 2008 at 6:26 pm

    SoS

    Don’t tell Bill Parcells your theory on changing uniforms.

  117. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    yankees4lifef
    February 28th, 2008 at 6:26 pm
    Ashley,

    what do you look like? I might have some extra tickets that we could work something out on.

    Here i thought iv seen it all on this blog. Freekin riot. :)

  118. Fran February 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I just saw in the Daily News that Bobby Murcer’s battle with brain cancer may have taken a turn for the worse. There is an area of the brain that is going to be examined on Monday to see if it is a new tumor or scar tissue.

  119. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:31 pm

    Wayne Gretzky
    Wade Boggs on the rays
    Bary Bonds on the rays
    Johnny Damon on the Yanks(Seriously. He doesnt look right.)

  120. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 6:33 pm

    Fran: How horrible :( I really hope it’s nothing and he’s okay…

  121. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 6:34 pm

    sos
    i moved to missouri on the 1st day of the 1985 cards royals (I-70) Series. lived there for 7 yrs. Great teams while I was there with McGee, Coleman, Herr, Jack Clark, John Tudor, Todd Worrell and of course Whitey. Great battles with the Mets at (old) Busch. Coleman stole 100 bases one season. The cards remained my NL team until the genius and Andro boy arrived.

  122. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:35 pm

    Fran,
    Your right Namath didnt look like a Ram. Didnt Frank Tarkentan change teams in the end of his carreer as well?

  123. Buddy Biancalana February 28th, 2008 at 6:37 pm

    Jose Canseco as a Yankee wasn’t pretty either.

    Nettles & Gossage on the Padres in those great looking brown & mustard yellow uniforms was hard to get used to.

  124. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:39 pm

    Y’s Guy,
    Now it coming to me. Clark hit a homer in the ninth inning against the Dodgers(playoffs) either that year or the next to crush them.
    I was actually an Angels fan till the 86 playoffs where Henderson killed the Angels with his homer off Donnie Moore. As a 12 year old it was crushing. Worst of all they had 2 more games to play and they flat out quit. From then on i went with Donnie Baseball and like they say the rest is history.

  125. Fran February 28th, 2008 at 6:41 pm

    Rebecca – I also hope that Murcer is ok. In the article Murcer’s wife was asking for prayers and said they won’t know anything until the tests come back.

    SOS – I think that Tarkington started out as a Viking, came to the Giants for a few years and then finished up his career with the Vikings. I don’t think he played for any other teams.

  126. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 6:42 pm

    Buddy: With you on Canseco.

    Fran: He’ll certainly be in my prayers.

  127. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 6:44 pm

    yes tark was the Giants QB when i became a fan in the late 60′s. they got him from the vikes and he went back to the vikes after. by the way, he wore #10.

  128. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    Few more guys.
    Jerry Rice a Raider
    Romanowski a Raider
    Lynch a Bronco
    T.O. a Cowboy after stepping all over their star.

  129. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 6:48 pm

    i just found this out, Willie Mays played 22 years (1951-1973) and in his career earned $2.4M in salary.

  130. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:50 pm

    Last one i promise.
    Mike Sciosia an Angel.

  131. Mark Alan February 28th, 2008 at 6:53 pm

    Says here, citing a New York Post interview, that Hank Steinbrenner digs Jennifer Love Hewitt. So, ladies, if you look the part, give the guy a call. Or give me a call.

  132. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    tarkinton won the vikes first game ever in 1961 but norm van brocklin traded tarkenton away cause he hated a mobile qb (tark may have been the best ever). The Giants were terrible but fran was very entertaining, eli’s miricle throw was very tarkentonesque (especially with the same uniform #)

    the vikes got him back and he won the mvp in 75 and took the bud grant vikes to 3 super bowl losses and went on to the nfl hof

  133. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 6:54 pm

    Just saw the Murcer announcement in the Star Ledger. Thoughts are with him and his family.

  134. pat February 28th, 2008 at 6:57 pm

    What’s wrong in #5 and #9?

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....otogallery

  135. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    I’m sure no one will agree with me, but I am sad every time I see pictures of Roger Maris as a Cardinal.

  136. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 6:58 pm

    Didnt Fran lose 4 superbowls like the Bills in the 90′s?

  137. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Mussina and Pettite resemble Jeter just a tad.

  138. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 7:04 pm

    Andrea: I agree with you.

  139. saucY February 28th, 2008 at 7:05 pm

    i may be a little lost in the conversation here, but i’ll say Mark Messier didn’t look right in a non-Ranger uni…

  140. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    grant and the vikes lost 4 but joe kapp was the QB in SB4.

  141. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 7:06 pm

    mark messier didnt look right IN a ranger’s jersey!

  142. S.o.S.27 February 28th, 2008 at 7:08 pm

    Messier’s uni was Edmontons. With Gretsky,Kurri(i think).

  143. Fran February 28th, 2008 at 7:10 pm

    Pat – just looked at those pictures. I think that they purposely misidentified Derek in those pictures so nobody would know that Derek and Alex are actually talking and having a good time!

  144. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 7:12 pm

    Scott Gomez still doesn’t look right in a Rangers jersey, but that’s okay because the Devils are still better :-D

  145. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08 February 28th, 2008 at 7:17 pm

    I agree with Pete, all that Hal needs is a few tips from Jeter and everything will be okay!

    On the subject of great players in sports who didn’t look right in other uniforms, Karl Malone didn’t look right as a Laker, Hakeem Olajuwon looked out of place as a Toronto Raptor, and Rickey Henderson looked out of place as a Dodger, Padre, Met, Mariner, and everything else late in his career!

  146. Ashley February 28th, 2008 at 7:20 pm

    yankees4lifef and S.o.S.27….your both very funny.

    Hope all is okay with Bobby Murcer.
    Those pictures crack me up.

  147. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 7:21 pm

    dawg, you didnt like the all time steals, runs and walks leader in his newark bears uni?

  148. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08 February 28th, 2008 at 7:26 pm

    Y’s Guy- Not that one either, but you name the uniform, and he’s probably worn it. Maybe there are a few that he didn’t wear. :)

  149. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 7:27 pm

    i was driving from florida to albany one time and around philly i realize the bears were playing at home at 1 and i could just make it to see rickey play one more time. When i got there and Ricky was nowhere to be seen, i asked the guy next to me where he was and he said: Rickey no come when Rickey no play.
    I thought ‘that’s exactly how Rickey would have put it.’

  150. Drew February 28th, 2008 at 7:29 pm

    “Fran February 28th, 2008 at 6:28 pm

    I just saw in the Daily News that Bobby Murcer’s battle with brain cancer may have taken a turn for the worse. There is an area of the brain that is going to be examined on Monday to see if it is a new tumor or scar tissue.”

    Oh crap Fran. I did not see that :(

  151. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 7:30 pm

    Y’s guy: Yeah, I can totally see Rickey saying that!

  152. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Drew: It’s in the Star Ledger, too.

  153. Doreen February 28th, 2008 at 7:31 pm

    Y’s Guy -

    Thanks for the biggest laugh of the day!

  154. Truest of Yankee Fans February 28th, 2008 at 7:41 pm

    Pete- with all this talk about your blog girls going after Hal, i think you are overlooking something even better. I think you should do a piece on the grandaughters of George Steinbrenner. It sounds like Jennifer has a daughter at UNC, that is certainly something that interests me. As someone who knows Kata Mara and has been fortunate to spend time with her and her family, it would be nothing like spending time with the Steinbrenners.

    Pete- set that up brother

  155. Fran February 28th, 2008 at 7:47 pm

    One of George’s granddaughters, Hailey Swindal, used to be on Kids on Deck last year or the year before.

  156. Vrsce February 28th, 2008 at 7:53 pm

    Ha Ha perhaps all of you ladies who would date Hal may be violating Rule No.1

  157. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 7:59 pm

    What is rule #1?

  158. Dee February 28th, 2008 at 8:01 pm

    Forget about getting photo sign-off, did Hal approve that the NYT article was going to be titled “Oedipus Bronx”? Does he know what Oedipus mean? Not cool especially given George is close to the end of his life.

  159. Ranting Guy February 28th, 2008 at 8:02 pm

    OMFG am I dying for baseball to occupy the blog more than the Mitchell then Clemens balderdash, and other various off-topics!

  160. Ranting Guy February 28th, 2008 at 8:03 pm

    At least the Santana rants have simmered down.

  161. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 8:04 pm

    …Wait. It’s called Oedipus Bronx?! Do the writers know what Oedipus means!?!

  162. RCK February 28th, 2008 at 8:06 pm

    Well, presumably he’s trying to find a woman who wants him for more than just his season tickets and his millions and millions of dollars. But if not, he should call me.

  163. bodhisattva February 28th, 2008 at 8:12 pm

    LOL, for the real hockey fan, Messier will always be an Oiler. He’s an original Boy On the Bus, growing up with Gretzky, Fuhr, Lowe, Kurri, Anderson, Coffey. He’s even from Edmonton. They won five Cups in seven years w/Messier… He’s an Oiler for the ages, NOT a Ranger.

  164. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 8:13 pm

    I can do without the money. Just want the tickets.

  165. mel February 28th, 2008 at 8:15 pm

    Well Devin Harris did not start, but his first 2 minutes as a net were very efficient. 2/2, 1/1 FT, 1 AST, and 6 points. Ding, ding, ding. We have a winner!

  166. mel February 28th, 2008 at 8:18 pm

    pat,

    Thanks for the photos. I’m surprised they didn’t mix up Reggie & Yogi.

    It looks like Melky’s the only one who didn’t lose weight. :(

  167. rita February 28th, 2008 at 8:21 pm

    eww jennifer love hewitt aint that fine

  168. saucY February 28th, 2008 at 8:27 pm

    mel, i have the game recording downstairs :mad:

    spoiler! ;)

  169. mel February 28th, 2008 at 8:29 pm

    Rebecca,

    Your Nets are winning RIGHT NOW!

    Don’t forget to put the tickets in the prenup. (with whomever you marry, and I’m just going to take a stab and say he’ll be a Yankee fan)

  170. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    mel: Whoo!

    Actually, right now, I have 0 plans to marry. Relationships aren’t my thing.

  171. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 28th, 2008 at 8:31 pm

    Daily News has the text of Kay’s email.

    hello dears…
    guess it’s been too long since we’ve sent any new messages about our crazy, jam-packed life… and I’ve always said that “no news is good news”, however, that’s why I’m getting this to you today. Bobby’s MRI Tuesday showed an area that the docs are concerned about, and he is scheduled for a brain biopsy at MDA this coming Monday . . . Please pray that it will be determined to be necrosis (scar tissue from the radiation), and not another cancerous tumor. It’s one of the two.
    we’ve had to make many travel changes, but still hope to be in Tampa for spring training games by the 7th, then to NYC for opening day on the 31st. Life comes with a few bitter pills to swallow, and we are trying to digest this latest bit of information with God’s grace as our strength.
    many of you know that our dear friend, Dr. Sam Hassenbusch, lost his battle with this insideous disease last Monday . . . He was such a good man, and taught us much about how best to handle adversity while inspiring everyone on his path along the way. We have been blessed with the Hassenbusch family’s encouragement this last year.
    Just know that we are dealing with this the only way we know how… with God, family, friends, prayers. It’s a bump in the road, and we care so much that each of you are staying with us as the journey continues.
    lots of xoxoxoxo, k & bobby

  172. anti-pettitte February 28th, 2008 at 8:33 pm

    the nets are not winning any championships with devin harris.

  173. Spidur February 28th, 2008 at 8:35 pm

    “Do the writers know what Oedipus means!?!”

    I’m guessing no. If yes, that is one sick and twisted writer at the NYT.

  174. Vrsce February 28th, 2008 at 8:39 pm

    Rebecca,
    Look up Youtube, Monty Python “Bruce” skit.
    Rule #1.

  175. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 8:50 pm

    Jenn–Dang, that’s a really sweet–but sad–email.

    anti-pettitte–The Nets winning a championship would be crazy. I prefer hockey, because the Devils actually do win stuff on occasion.

    Spidur: Yea, I’m with you.

    Vrsce: What’s a poofter?

  176. Baseball anybody ??? February 28th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    From Chad Jennings of the Scranton/ Wilkes-Barre Times blog

    Ex-Yanks start strong
    By cjennings : posted @ 8:11 PM : 44 Views : 1 Comments : Rating
    posted in Big leagues
    In some exhibition games and one spring opener, a few former Yankees faired pretty well.

    In the Reds spring opener against Philadelphia, Jim Brower pitched one hitless inning with a strikeout. Andy Phillips went 0-for-1.

    Pittsburgh played an exhibition against Manatee Community College, with Raul Chavez and Kevin Thompson each getting a hit.

    Josh Phelps had a hit and two RBIs in the Cardinals win against St. Louis University.

  177. Skippy February 28th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    Okay, so maybe my plan to trade Devin Harris was a little premature.

  178. murphydog February 28th, 2008 at 9:07 pm

    I’m sorry to hear about Bobby Murcer. I hope it’s just the scar tissue.

    I read in Kay’s Murcer’s e-mail above that Dr. Sam Hassenbusch just died. If I’m not mistaken, Dr. Sam Hassenbusch was Murcer’s doctor, and had the same kind of cancer that Bobby does. Dr. Hassenbusch took part in a clinical trial of a drug therapy that he suggested to Murcer. It apparently bought Dr. Hassenbusch about 3 years from the date of diagnosis.

    http://www.chron.com/disp/stor.....69831.html

  179. jmo February 28th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    thanks for yesterday’s baseball news guy.

  180. Blondie (has more fun) February 28th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    Rebecca-

    “Relationships aren’t my thing.”

    whatz up with dat, Hon?

  181. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 28th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    murph thats what I thought. :( That is sobering news for Bobby in addition to what he has to deal with now.

  182. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 9:26 pm

    hey if anyone is interested CBS sports has projected line-ups for all the teams.

    http://www.sportsline.com/mlb/spring/lineups

  183. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 9:27 pm

    Blondie: Let’s just say guys tend to want one thing that I, well, don’t.

  184. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 9:30 pm

    I think the Rangers win the ‘bottom of the line-up alphabet soup’

  185. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 9:31 pm

    Good Evening

    Anyone know what the Temps for Tommorrow are going to be in Tampa????

    Im finishing my packing for the trip,and I was wondering if it is going to be warmer tommorrow then it was today (50s)

  186. jmo February 28th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    look at sheffy batting 5th. the tigers are stacked on offense.

  187. YanksGal07 February 28th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    I feel terrible about Bobby…I just saw him the end of January at an autograph show in Jersey and he looked good He even gave me a big hug when he stopped to talk to me in the hallway. I hope all goes well for him …he is one of the true gentlemen of baseball.

    God Bless Bobby Murcer …

  188. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 28th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    65 by noon

    http://www.weather.com/weather.....rom=search

  189. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    The Tigers ARE stacked, but their pitching is…well…questionable outside of Verlander.

  190. yanksrule57 February 28th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Utility man,

    High in the 70′s low in the 50′s next two days. Hope to see you on the 15th!

  191. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    ThankS Jennifer!!

  192. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 28th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Mark is copying Pete
    http://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/yankees/

    He is doing a q&a with Ian.

  193. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    You will yanksrule57….this is just the 1ST of Two trips to Tampa for me……..Flight is at 6:20AM tommorrow

  194. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    yeah they have a great offense, but is it really better than ours? i don’t think so.
    pudge is really over the hill at this point. and jaque jones isn’t that great. decent average, but little power. not great OBP either.

    and rebecca is absolutely right. their pitching is shaky. bonderman coming back will be key for them. nevertheless, kenny rogers and nate robertson won’t give them much and dontrelle has been declining steadily from year to year. welcome to the AL mr willis

  195. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    The Tigers are always stacked. But they also seem cursed in a way. I really feel for Zumaya.

  196. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Mike Eff: I totally agree. I have no faith in Willis.

  197. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    MikeEff and Andrea: I think SJ said yesterday that Rodney went down as well. They’ve got major Pavanoitis over there…

  198. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08 February 28th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    That was really a shame about what happened to Joel Zumaya. He could have been a dynamite closer at some point. For now the Tigers are stuck with Todd Jones, and I just wouldn’t trust him. Yes, he saves a lot of games, but his ERA is usually very high. Their rotation has its share of problems, and their bullpen isn’t exactly stacked either.

  199. jennifer-Phil Hughes saved!! February 28th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    UtilityMan

    Where are you flying from?

  200. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    And again, I say that Florida got the better end of that trade.

  201. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    If I were a pitcher, I’d steer clear of Detroit.

  202. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    agreed, it’s just too bad for the very few fans the marlins have that they just won’t invest in their team. ( which is why they have no fans, of course)

    i think we yankee fans are perhaps overly sensitive about the tigers because of 2006. i know i am..
    last year i kept worrying that they might pull themselves together and take the WC from us.
    i realize that we had almost the exact same result with the indians…but do any of you guys fear them? i don’t

  203. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08 February 28th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    Rebecca- Very true. For all of the criticism that the Marlins get for trading away their stars, they ALWAYS net some outstanding talent in return. Andrew Miller could pay really big dividends in the future.

  204. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    MikeEff: The Indians are a better team then Detroit but they don’t scare me because I don’t attribute our ALDS loss to them being good, but rather, to our lack of clutch hitting.

  205. NJ in Tampa February 28th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    Is anyone else going to the game tomorrow?

  206. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    mike eff

    the city and state are going to invest in the Marlins, but i dont know if its going to bring them alot more fans…..

  207. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    i saw that andrew miller pitch in college and he was awfully impressive.

    remember his inning in yankee stadium in 2006? he was a pretty cool customer. i remember jim leyland going up and putting his hand on his chest to see how hard his heart was beating afterwards…you gotta love that leyland

    rebecca, agreed. we just couldn’t hit a lick in that series, completely inexplicable

  208. raymagnetic February 28th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    The Tigers don’t worry me at all. They’re the AL version of the Phillies with a worse pitching staff than the Phillies if you ask me. The Tigers are going to have to win a lot of 10-9 games this year in order to make the playoffs. They’ll be doing it caveman style like the Yankees of old.

  209. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 10:02 pm

    Y’s guy. yeah i heard that about them getting a new stadium. it sure can’t hurt, but with the revenue sharing they get they should have a higher payroll. they are a disgrace.

  210. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    the tigers will have the white sox and the royals to beat up on…maybe the twinkies as well.

    we have the O’s. i don’t think the newly minted rays will be a pushover this year.

  211. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 10:04 pm

    Is it weird that I kind of like the Phillies?

  212. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    raymagnetic: Nice way to put it.

    MikeEff: Don’t underestimate the Royals. They’re better than they look.

    Andrea: No. My brother’s best friend is a Phillies fan.

  213. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    i like the phils and enjoy watching them play. especially like watching them beat the mets.

    also utley is one of my favorite players. i think they’ll miss rowand

  214. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    andrea, whats not to like about howard, utley and rollins beating the Mets! I live in philly and i have to say they’re a fun team to watch in a great park to watch a ballgame in. Thier pitching should b better this year so i thin both them and the Mets will make the PS this year

  215. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 10:10 pm

    I kind of followed the NL East race last year. It got a little interesting. The Mets became punks and the Phillies were super excited about it. It made me kind of like them. They always seem kind of excited. And Cole Hamels can be a bit of a beast.

  216. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Y’s Guy: I hear it’s a great park. I want to go to a game there. Is there anywhere that’s not a good place to sit?

  217. Y's Guy February 28th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    no i sat in the upper deck a couple of times and they were great. first time i went was when i drove down from ny to see the yanks play there a couple of years ago, it is a great park and the parking and in & out traffic is great!

  218. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Flying out from Newark,NJ

    NJ in Tampa…you still out there???

  219. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Y’s: I got lost leaving Philly once and ended up driving by, and it seems like a pretty easy area. They’re pretty reasonably priced. I’d love to go to a game there.

  220. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 10:17 pm

    My geo professor last semester was a big Phillies fan. I talked baseball with her and got an A in the course. Funny how those things work.

  221. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    here’s a little tidbit from papelbon to entertain you folks:

    A less filtered sentiment came from closer Jonathan Papelbon, who, when asked to assess the Yankees’ chances, said, “Dude, I don’t even know who’s on their roster this year.”

  222. J-Dawg--Veintisiete en '08 February 28th, 2008 at 10:27 pm

    I’ll be interested to see how the Phillies’ experiment with Brad “Please don’t make me face Pujols” Lidge goes. Maybe a change of scenery will help him. They’ll have Flash Gordon closing for them while Lidge recovers from his knee injury. I thought that Gordon did a good job as a setup man for Mo while he was with the Yankees, but he always made me a bit nervous!

  223. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 10:28 pm

    Poor Papelbon. Doesn’t even know that the Yankees roster didn’t even change all that much…

  224. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 28th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    wow what a PG tandem NJ had rolling tonight

    Marcus 11 pts. 5 rebs. 8 assts. 2 stls. 0 TO

    Devin 21 pts. 1 rebs. 5 assts. 1 stls. 1 TO

    just wow that tandem is going to be a problem in the east.

  225. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 10:31 pm

    good point j-dawg.
    i don’t know a whole lot about lidge, but i understand he is very thin-skinned.

    that isn’t a good recipe to succeed in philly. as brutal a fan-base as can be imagined. combine that with a hitters park and i don’t foresee good things for him.

  226. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 28th, 2008 at 10:32 pm

    back to baseball any updates on Tabata, Melancon or Action ?

  227. Dee February 28th, 2008 at 10:38 pm

    I just read the NYT piece. First, the writer has no clue what Oedipus means. Where was the editor? Second, there are many unfavorable observations on Hank, some of them sound down right petty on the part of the writer. But Hank was helping, saying many stupid things as usual. Here’s one I find pretty offensive:

    “Baseball’s not as complicated as football, so I don’t know that a manager means as much in baseball as he does in other sports, but Girardi is a great leader.”

  228. ray February 28th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    Very interesting. I was just looking at some of the best prospects lists. I looked at three different lists and they all had Bucholtz one or two places ahead of Chamberlain.

  229. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 10:43 pm

    Ray: Yeah, that’s been for a while. I think some of it has to do with Joba’s previous weight concerns, though I wouldn’t be surprised if it changed a bit after this year.

  230. ray February 28th, 2008 at 10:46 pm

    Hi Rebecca. I will be the first to admit that I think Chamberlain has got stuff. It will be interesting if he actually starts out this year in the bullpen or the starting rotation.

  231. ray February 28th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Rebecca,
    I meant to say that Chamberlain has “great” stuff.

  232. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    Dee:
    i noticed that ridiculous quote about football being more complicated than baseball and it made me shudder to think how ignorant hank really is.
    i’m glad that he has inherited the desire to win from his father; i’m hoping that cashman will stay on as GM.

    ray:
    there was at least one list of prospects that had joba ahead of laptops. i think they are both going to be very good.

  233. Pete the repeat parrot February 28th, 2008 at 10:52 pm

    What logical answer can be expected from Papelbon ?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uu43lbTrvOQ

  234. ray February 28th, 2008 at 10:53 pm

    MikeEff,
    I agree with your estimation of “laptops” and joba. As I said in my note to Rebecca I am a Sox fan but I have to admit that joba, hughes, and kennedy all look very good.

  235. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I still giggle every time I see Bucholz referred to as “laptops.”

  236. mel February 28th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    ray,

    Print those lists. They may become obsolete one day. lol.

  237. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Ray: I’m pretty sure it’s been confirmed he’s starting in the bullpen…which I think says more about the state of our bullpen than anything else

  238. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    it’s the nick-name that keeps on giving…

  239. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:02 pm

    NJ in Tampa,

    Sadly, I’m not going to tomorrow’s game (sniff, sniff), but I will be there Sat and Sunday. I guess I’ll have to wait til the regular season to see the big three live.

    This may have been posted before, but is tomorrow’s game on MLB.TV? (Not that I plan on watching from work, of course).

  240. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    rebecca, i thought i saw today or yesterday that joba and IPK were going to be alternating 5th starters. maybe it’s just for ST, but i understood it to mean that is how they would start the season.

  241. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    clare, it isn’t going to be on TV unfortunately. i’m hoping that it will be on WCBS radio tho…

  242. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    MikeEff: No, it was confirmed the other day I think that he’s starting in the ‘pen.

    Maybe Pete will clarify for us?

  243. mel February 28th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    The best one is a Sox fan came here the other day and said something to the effect that we’re so immature for still using “Laptops”. LOL cuz he’s right!

  244. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    I’d give Hank a pass on the football quote. The context was regarding the influence of the manager, and I think he’s right. The coaches in football have a much bigger and more complicated role – calling the plays, calling the defense, preparing all week for a single game, coming up with a game plan. With baseball, it involves more individual effort by each player, rather than a masterplan from the coach. The only thing the manager is calling is the occasional (hopefully) bunt or hit and run.

  245. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Clare

    Where are you sitting?? Tommorrow

  246. Thurman February 28th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Here’s a tip for Hank. With his bank account, just build a profile on http://www.sugardaddie.com and within minutes, he will have hundreds to choose from…..

  247. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:12 pm

    Rebecca,

    The only “confirmation” I saw was from Joel Sherman (who is not, IMO, a reliable source). I haven’t listened to all the Girardi audiotapes, but I don’t think he or Cash have confirmed anything yet.

  248. mel February 28th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    I read that Joba and Ian will work out so they fall on the same day.

  249. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Thurman,

    It was Hal, not Hank who gave those quotes. Although I think they’re both divorced.

  250. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    I meant Saturday and Sunday.

  251. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Utilityman,

    Tomorrow? In my office. :)

  252. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Nah my bad…I meant Sat and Sunday….

  253. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    what i don’t understand is why they would alternate joba with ian instead of phil. IPK pitched a lot more innings than either one of the other two last year.

    i’m sure that girardi and eiland as well as cash will have this well planned out though.

  254. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Sat section 106, and Sun 114. You?

  255. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    Clare: Okay, I may have been wrong on that.

  256. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    I have Lawn for Sat in Clearwater

    And I have ST season Tix for Section 102 for SUNDay

  257. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    UtilityMan,

    Have you been to Clearwater before? I went last year, and it looked like they had much better food than you usually find at ST fields, but I didn’t know that and had already eaten before I got there.

  258. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:33 pm

    Clare
    Yes I usually go to all away ST games.
    Been to Clearwater every yr since the new park opened up.
    Food is definately better

  259. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    I will be wearing a #21 Trenton Thunder Jersey

  260. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I’ll be the one in the ARod jersey. :)

    Who was #21 at Trenton?

  261. mel February 28th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    I’m enjoying your exchange here. You need to hold a sign that says, “UtilityMan” like at the airport. Just don’t be surprised if they ask you to change some light bulbs :)

  262. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Hey mel,

    It’s 28 degrees here tonight. Make me feel worse and tell me how beautiful it is where you are right now. :)

  263. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Tyler Clippard at the end of 2007.

    But I purchased it because of O’Neill……my Favorite right there with Sojo #19 and of course Cairo #41

    I have a Road Grey one and a White Home one….so look for both…….do you know the spot where the players come off the bus at in Clearwater???

  264. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    mel

    I could fill in at 1B if needed…

  265. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    hey, I know someone took number 21 this year. Who was it?

  266. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:41 pm

    Ensberg

  267. mel February 28th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Clare, it’s a balmy 75°. But don’t feel bad because you guys get snow & autumn leaves.

    UtilityMan,

    I would fly there to see that!

  268. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Clare, I’ll make you feel better.

    The wind chill here was -5 when I walked back from class. This is my winter coat.

    (I wear like five layers to class, which is wonderful for my torso but my legs get numb really quick)

  269. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Nope, no idea. What time do they get there?

    I’m so jealous you can go to all the ST games. I went to 5 games last year and was ready to stay all month. Only two this year. :(

  270. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    At least you’re going at all. :-P

  271. MikeEff - Shelley at First February 28th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    i just checked. here are the only ST games that WCBS 880 will be broadcasting

    Sunday March 2nd vs. PHILLY (1:15p)
    Saturday March 8th vs. TAMPA BAY (1:15p)
    Sunday March 16th vs. CLEVELAND (1:15p)
    Saturday March 22nd vs. TORONTO (1:15p)
    Monday March 24th vs. PHILLY (715p)
    Friday March 28th at FLORIDA (7:10p)*
    Saturday March 29th at FLORIDA (6:10p)**

  272. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Thanks Rebecca. I do feel better now.

    But how have you lasted in Syracuse for 4 years without a full-length down coat?

  273. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Clare
    I was referring to the ballpark in Clearwater.
    Around the back,the players come off the bus,and some stop to sign autographs.Some players drive their own cars,or a Yankee Empolyee does it for them,so that they can leave before the game ends.

  274. Andrea February 28th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    I finally got my O’Neill jersey with NO NAME on it. So I guess I have an Ensberg jersey now. But it does have a World Series 2000 patch on it.

    Rebecca: I’m with Clare. I’ve never lived in the cuse and even I have a full length down coat.

  275. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 February 28th, 2008 at 11:49 pm

    Clare: Wasn’t cold my sophomore year and I spent last spring in London. Not sure how I survived Freshman year, however. Though when it got real bad I just skipped class.

  276. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    Thanks UtiliyMan. Do you know what time the bus gets there? Also, do they generally take BP on the field prior to ST games? I went to one game at Legends really early last year, but there was no BP.

  277. pat February 28th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Clare and Utility

    Have fun this weekend. Cheer loud for all of us.

  278. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:52 pm

    Clare
    The Phillies Ballpark open 2 1/2 hrs before The Game starts (1:05)….So the players usually get there around 945 – 1000AM.

    Legends Field (GMS) opens 2 hrs before games (1:15)

  279. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    pat

    I will do so…..In the past the Yankees usually do something really KewL for the 1ST ST game…not only do they wear the full pinstripes,but right after the National Anthem is sung,a very large United States plane ROARS over the small stadium!!Pretty Loud,and gives me goosebumps.

  280. UtilityMan February 28th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    I have noticed that the visiting team is usually on the field taking BP,when fans are allowed into the ballpark.
    So thats probably why at Legends you saw the opposing team taking BP and not the Yankees.

  281. Clare February 28th, 2008 at 11:59 pm

    Thanks pat.

    I will and I will.

    How did you enjoy your trip to Legends?

  282. pat February 29th, 2008 at 12:07 am

    It was great.
    It was a pretty easy drive over from Orlando and I was very impressed with the whole complex.
    Watching workouts was fun but just watching the players interact with each other and the coaches was the best part.
    Everyone looked so relaxed and happy and it made me really want the season to just get started.

  283. Clare February 29th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    Glad you had fun pat.

    Have you seen this yet?

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/02.....ref=sports

    An absolutely amazing story about an absolutely amazing player and person – Joba.

  284. pat February 29th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    I read that a little while ago.

    Joba seems too good to be true. He’s a young man who really seems to get it.

  285. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 29th, 2008 at 12:18 am

    my boy Action Jackson :D

  286. Brandon (Proud supporter of "Alex being Alex") February 29th, 2008 at 12:25 am

    btw that link also has info on Gardner, Duncan, and Sanchez

  287. UtilityMan February 29th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    Thanks for the link Brandon

    Right there with ya on A Jax
    he looked very good in his brief tour with Trenton
    Very nice young man as well.

  288. Clare February 29th, 2008 at 12:28 am

    Brandon,

    I saw that too. The author, Dawn, seems to think everyone is going to hit the big club this year. Of course, she’s the same one who said in her article on Karstens that he broke his leg on the sixth pitch he threw against the Sox. Everyone knows that he broke his leg on the first pitch, and then threw five more with the broken leg before coming out. Kind of a big error, IMO.

  289. UtilityMan February 29th, 2008 at 12:41 am

    Thats it for me….Flight leaves in 6 hrs

    Clare….I will look for ya on Sat and Sun

    pat
    mel
    Jennifer
    Rebecca
    Brandon
    and anyonelse Have a Great Night!!!

  290. saucY February 29th, 2008 at 9:21 am

    ok, a little late but i’ll concede on Messier…

    in my defense, i started watching hockney around 1990 or so. and he did play for more years as a Ranger and was also seeking an office job with them.

  291. Al February 29th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Damn…this is a good time for sex change.

  292. srhstevenson87 October 16th, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Reby: you should maybe next time just visit http://www.sugarstube.com

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