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Game 1: Blue Jays at Yankees

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Mar 31, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YANKEES
18 Johnny Damon LF
2 Derek Jeter SS
53 Bobby Abreu RF
13 Alex Rodriguez 3B
25 Jason Giambi 1B
24 Robinson Cano 2B
20 Jorge Posada C
55 Hideki Matsui LF
28 Melky Cabrera CF
40 Chien-Ming Wang RHP

BLUE JAYS
11 David Eckstein SS
4 Shannon Stewart LF
15 Alex Rios RF
10 Vernon Wells CF
35 Frank Thomas DH
17 Lyle Overbay 1B
2 Aaron Hill 2B
19 Marco Scutaro 3B
9 Gregg Zaun C
32 Roy Halladay RHP

Yankees vs. Halladay: Damon 22-67, Jeter 16-62, Abreu 2-12, A-Rod 13-47, Giambi 17-54, Cano 5-13, Posada 12-37, Matsui 7-34, Cabrera 4-15.

Jays vs. Wang: Eckstein 0-2, Stewart 1-6, Rios 3-15, Wells 6-16, Thomas 1-11, Overbay 4-8, Hill 9-14, Scutaro 1-4, Zaun 2-12.

Now that we’re in the regular season, once I post the lineup I’ll post any updates under it. So everything will be in the same place. This is what we did last year and it seemed to work out well.

UPDATE, 12:28 p.m.: * * * THE YANKEES HAVE JUST ANNOUNCED THAT THE START OF THE GAME HAS BEEN DELAYED * * * The weather is supposed to improve enough to play at some point this afternoon.

UPDATE, 12:50 p.m.: The lovely Yankees Chick is live blogging the game for AOL’s FanHouse blog today. So check out the wit and wisdom of Maureen if I get too boring for you.

UPDATE, 1:14 p.m.: The clubhouses are closed, so all we can do it wait at this point. The Yankees seem to believe they’ll get the game in this afternoon. The weather is supposed to be worse tomorrow.

I’ll let you know if I hear anything definitive.

UPDATE, 2:17 p.m.: Nothing definitive yet. But it sounds like they’re planning to cancel the game and play it tomorrow night. I’ll let you know once I hear something.

 
 

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319 Responses to “Game 1: Blue Jays at Yankees”

  1. Khoa March 31st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    LETS GO YANKEES

  2. Mike Mineo March 31st, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    thanks. eh… what are the chances of this game being played?

  3. NJ in Tampa March 31st, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    Baseball Tonight just said there are rumors of a 2 oclock start :(

  4. ryan March 31st, 2008 at 12:15 pm

    ESPN saying a 2 pm start

  5. vtyankeefan March 31st, 2008 at 12:17 pm

    Leeeeeeeettttttttttssssss get ready for number 27!!!

  6. CaptainsCorner March 31st, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Is the game going to be cancelled? Kim Jones was just talking on the field and it looked like it was pouring like crazy. I can’t see them starting in that kind of rain.

  7. Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. March 31st, 2008 at 12:18 pm

    Let’s go Yankees!
    Get em Wang!

  8. Greg March 31st, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    is Chamberlain def the set up man?

  9. klem March 31st, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    Finally it’s baseball season againnnn…!

  10. Yankees Chick March 31st, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    if game one gets rained out, i honestly may cry.

    good thing it was scheduled for so early — they’ve got all day to get the game in.

    crossing my fingers…

    GO YANKS!!!

  11. josh March 31st, 2008 at 12:21 pm

    YAYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!

  12. Moe (#27 on the ay) March 31st, 2008 at 12:22 pm

    Pete you did a great job for all of us during spring training. continue your good work!!!

  13. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 12:23 pm

    Wow, Cano has hit Halladay pretty well in the past. Keep it up Robbie!

    And quiet down Mother Nature…I could deal with a 2pm start, albeit begrudgingly, but a rain postponment would obviously be immensely painful!

    At least we know Moose won’t let Wang warm up until his high-tech, self installed laptop weather tracking system says it is safe. See, sometimes it pays to be anal! :)

  14. just tellin' ya March 31st, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    It’s easy to get the impression that Kim Jones has been to the Captain’s penthouse at Trump Tower.

  15. Russell NY March 31st, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Two left fielders?! That should really help our chances!

  16. Sean Serritella March 31st, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    I was wondering, does any one play fantasy baseball? If you do, any Yankees on your teams?

  17. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Interesting catch. I too thought I noticed a change in the dynamics there.

  18. Tim March 31st, 2008 at 12:26 pm

    Does anybody have any suggestions on how to watch this game at work….?

  19. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    just tellin ya, interesting catch. I too thought I noticed a change in the dynamics there.

  20. DMan March 31st, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    Yah it’s an off day tomorrow.. So they can wait all day to play this game..

  21. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Tim, where are you?

  22. frits March 31st, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    2708.

  23. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    man thank god I’m not there just the sight of John Kruk in Yankee Stadium may have made me throw a trey of food at him. :evil:

  24. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Game delay already.

  25. hal March 31st, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Tim, mlb.tv if you want to pay if not espn and watch the dots

  26. mel March 31st, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    WooHoo! 1st game thread of the season. Positive vibes, guys. Remember, there’s 162 games in the season.

    Looks clear to the west on the radar.

    http://tinyurl.com/2ogpry

  27. Mike Eff ( Shelley, Every Day ) March 31st, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    I’m in my seat here it IS kinda wet and the game is delayed for maybe an hour they say. I’m gonna hide under the loge for a while

  28. Boom Goes the Dynamite March 31st, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    With that lineup, I’m not sure why so many experts are high on Toronto this year. They are going to get minimal offensive production out of their C, 1B, 2B, SS, and 3B positions. If Wells doesn’t return to pre-2007 form, they will have a hard time scoring runs. Yeah, their pitching has potential, but their rotation has as many question marks as Boston and NY.

  29. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    The new YES Studio is very impressive.

  30. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 12:32 pm

    Well I guess an hour delay isn’t too bad. It may even help the Wanger, that way he doesn’t go out there with 2 much energy. I am sooo antsy for baseball tho, just about ready to start drinking!

  31. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    UGH! This is what I hate about NY in April!!!

    Don’t make me wait any longer old man weather!!!

  32. TKinDC March 31st, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    Anybody know how long Scott Rolen is going to be out for the Jays?

  33. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 12:33 pm

    The reason I asked Tim where he is, is because it is my understanding that you are blacked out of MLB TV if the game is in your market area.

  34. Matt Waters March 31st, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    A rain delay? On opening day? Take it away, Clay Davis.

    http://youtube.com/watch?v=-QNB4wMH3PU

  35. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 12:35 pm

    I think that Rolen is suppposed to be out 3-4 weeks.

  36. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Sean…

    I, living in the Redneck Backyard of Red Sox Nation (Historians and Geographers refer to it as the state of Maine), was mocked and teased in my work draft for my fantasy league.

    I, in an effort to prove to them the Bombers would make the playoffs, took a Yankee wherever I could.

    C Posada
    1B Howard
    2B Cano
    3B Zimmerman
    SS Tulowitzki
    OF Ichiro
    OF Eric Byrnes
    OF Gary Sheffield
    Util Johnny Damon

    Pitchers even worse… Wang, Joba, Phil, Ian, Pettitte, Rivera. Non-NYY pitchers: CC, Hudson, Corpas, KRod, Percival, Sherrill, D-Train.

    It was kind of like… a live by the Yankees, die by the Yankees fantasy draft…. I wound up with Lowell at 3B and Papelbon as my closer, but traded them a day after the draft for Ryan Zimmerman and K-Rod. Didn’t want a single Sox on my team !

    Orig

  37. hal March 31st, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    trisha you are right looks like espn.com it is for him

  38. mko March 31st, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    TKinDC: Scott Rolen will be back April 21 at the EARLIEST!

    “Rolen returned to camp in Dunedin, Fla. on Thursday with a soft cast on his fractured finger on his right hand. He was told by doctors that he will be out for four to six weeks which puts his return at the earliest April 21. “We’ll be optimistic and try to cut that down as much as we can in the right way, the smart way,” he told the Toronto Star.”

  39. Jeff NJ March 31st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    This game can’t start soon enough. To me, opening day should be a national holiday. Today we have new hope, excitement and much to look forward to.

    For me personally, I will be a completely different person when this season is over as my wife is due with our first child, a son in late June. My only regret is that he won’t be able to remember games playes in the Current (soon to be called “Old”) Yankee Stadium. He will however be attending a game in utero on Saturday and he will be in attendance sometime late this year where lots of pictures and videos will be taken.

    Anyway, good luck Yankees, let’s get number 27 already. Do it for the fans who will be seeing their last championship, for those seeing their first championship and for the other loyal fans in the middle. God bless the New York Yankees.

  40. Rich March 31st, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Could someone please tell me if theres still a way to listen to Gameday Audio w/ Windows Media Player instead of Silverlight? College PCs don’t let me install stuff…

  41. Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. March 31st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I hate the rain

  42. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 12:40 pm

    I actually prefer the new gameday to “watching” on ESPN

  43. RIcky Rios March 31st, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    YAHOO! Baseball is here.

    Peter, do everything in your power to make this game happen.

  44. Josh March 31st, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Game is going to start at 2 PM (according to WCBS Radio)

    Rich: When I just logged into Gameday Audio, it prompted me to choose the old Gameday or use the new one and install Silverlight.

  45. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    I, too, am a homer and a half when it comes to my fantasy roster. I take as many Yankees as possible (tho I don’t have quite as many as bomber 77, but not for lack of effort) and avoid saux at all costs. I even made a snarky comment when someone drafted Ortiz about do we get fantasy points for every cheeseburger consumed, lol.

    My team this year (since we’re waiting out the rain anyway) -
    C Martinez
    1b Helton
    2b Polanco (trying to trade for Cano)
    3b Cabrera
    SS Jeter
    OF Crawford
    OF Damon
    OF Wells
    Util Josh Hamilton

    Pitching: Haren, Harang, Carmona, McGowan, Buehrle, Kennedy
    Bullpen: Mo, Joba, Brandon Lyon (Tony Pena on bench), Isringhausen

  46. Rob March 31st, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    Hey i know you guys use Sopcast to watch the games on your pc but is there anyway to get the radio broadcast on your pc without paying mlb’s website. It really is a ripoff considering i can listen to the radio at home for free but when i’m at work without a radio i cannot listen to John Sterling and Suzan Waldman.

  47. Josh March 31st, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    I don’t know if this has ever been posted here before, but this radio station in Canada for some reason doesn’t block out the Yankee games (they will sometimes remove the link from their website so you can’t listen, but the link stays active and you can listen.) Whenever the Yankees play the Blue Jays, you can listen on this link. Just paste in Windows Media Player.

    http://38.99.208.186/cjcl

  48. mel March 31st, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    Villone hooked up with the Cardinals. Red Sox asking Bobby Kielty to go to AAA while they try to trade Crisp. per Waldman.

  49. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 12:47 pm

    Canada is cool like that. Raptors radio station broadcasts all their games for free too, I believe.

  50. Westerner99 March 31st, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Ahhhh…first game thread of the season!

    I hope the game threads can stay positive this year. Last season, during some of the low points in September especially, it got so bad on here that regulars would leave.

  51. Ryan March 31st, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    Great feature on Joba on BT

  52. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    oh and Congrats on your impending parenthood, Jeff NJ. Your son will grow up in the Joba/Hughes/Cano era, how cool is that?!

  53. frits March 31st, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    what happened to SJ44…is he still around?

  54. mel March 31st, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    Westerner99,

    Agreed. We need a “focus” word to get everyone back on track when they start losing it. lol.

  55. ~Adam. March 31st, 2008 at 12:51 pm

    GAME 1…..

    It just doesn’t feel like opening day. Dreary and rainy, it feels like opening day for football.

    Sucks that opening day is delayed.

  56. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Can I go back to something Pete posted earlier about Giradi removing candy and ice cream? I’m all for the guys keeping in shape and eating healthy. However, I also think that they need to be happy and have fun to be productive. This snacks removal thing seems a little heavy handed to me. I mean, these guys are grown men. They should know not to have 6 ice cream bars before or during the game. Can’t he let them be the men that they are and make the decision themselves?

    Unhappy players = bad baseball. Just another thing for me to worry about I guess.

  57. Yu Con Du Eek March 31st, 2008 at 12:52 pm

    Weather not looking good for the entire series. They may eventually have to postpone all three games!

  58. rodg12 March 31st, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    My first game thread!!!!!!! I didn’t find this place till after the season last year, but have thoroughly enjoyed it during the offseason. Hope the game starts at 2 (1 for me in Iowa). Took the afternoon off from work to watch opening day.

  59. Rob March 31st, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Hey thanks Josh! Hopefully that station will broadcast some playoff games as i hate listening to the guys on fox and espn!

  60. Yu Con Du Eek March 31st, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    Fact: New York City gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.

    Why Mariners have a dome but not us?

  61. CB March 31st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Halladay is always a very difficult match up for the Yankees because he works in ways that negate many of the strengths of the Yankee’s offense.

    The Yank’s primary approach is based being selective at the plate, forcing pitchers to come into the zone and make mistakes over the plate, being willing to hit with 2 strikes and accepting walks rather than swinging at bad pitches.

    Over the course of a season that strategy works great. They generate absurdly high team on base percentages and quickly drive up the opposing pitcher’s pitch count allowing them to get into the other team’s bull pen early.

    But that approach doesn’t work as well against a guy like Halladay who pounds the zone pitch after pitch. The yankees can take pitches but Halladay isn’t going to get behind in the count and he’s not going to walk people.

    Halladay is 10-4 against the yankees and has only walked around 6% of all the yankee batters he’s faced. That is outstanding control, especially against a punishing team like the yankees.

    I think this is part of the reason why the team has struggled in the playoffs offensively the past several years. Teams that make the playoffs in general are going ot have much better pitchers and pitchers that have better control Against better pitchers who really pound the zone (e.g. fausto carmona) the yankee’s patient approach gets partially neutralized and they are forced to score runs in a very different way.

    It’ll be interesting to see how they do (hopefully they get the game in).

  62. Jeff NJ March 31st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks BBB. I personally don’t remember much about the Yankees until I turned 7 or 8, so I don’t know that he can count on Joba, Hughes or Cano in 7 years. It will probably be more the Tabata, Montero and Betances Yankees. Think about that!

  63. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    BBB and BronxBomber,

    I started playing Fantasy Baseball after the 2001 season.

    The Yankees have not won a ring since 2000.

    As a result, I have ceased my fantasy ball participation in the hopes that the Bombers will reclaim former glory in October.

    Above all, I HATE the Red Sox and everything they stand for.

    But good luck to you both!

  64. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 12:55 pm

    Can someone please provide an address for me to send in my ‘man-card’ ?

    I don’t know if its because of opening day or not, but that Joba piece on ESPN BBT just made me cry like a five-year old who fell of his bike, skinned his knee and dropped his ice cream cone in a puddle of mud !

  65. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    “Weather not looking good for the entire series. They may eventually have to postpone all three games!”

    only day it looks bad for is tomorrow, today we won’t get that much rain, most likely they play today tomorrow is an off day, Wedensday sun returns, Thursday same.

  66. Thurm March 31st, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    It’s a good point Laura, but I feel like these guys have been coddled for years under Torre. Some good military-esque discipline may be in order at this point.

  67. Help March 31st, 2008 at 12:56 pm

    Anybody know where to watch this game on-line. I don’t have a TV and MLBTV doesn’t broadcast ESPN games.

    Thanks

  68. ~Adam. March 31st, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Fact: New York City gets more annual rainfall than Seattle.

    That’s only in inches. We get fewer rainy days but with higher amounts, Seattle gets more rainy days with lesser amounts.

  69. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    Yu Con,

    Are you sure about that? I lived in the Pacific Northwest for 2 years and was dumbfounded by how much rain Oregon got…Seattle gets even more. All I got to say is that rain in June is absolutely unacceptable. April and May, while it sucks, is a little easier to bare.

  70. Big Joe March 31st, 2008 at 12:57 pm

    No candy or ice cream…you can’t treat these pros like children. I think Tom Coughlin would agree that involving team leaders in decisions leads to better morale, buy in and effort from the team. Hopefully Joe can learn that being the boss does not mean you always need to be heavy handed and police the team. You have to set expectations and trust that they will be met and when they are not is when you bring the whip.

  71. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    HELP,

    I am pretty sure MLB.TV gets ESPN games…if it doesn’t, I will be furious.

  72. Bryan March 31st, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    Clay “Better than Hughes, Kennedy, and Joba” Buchholz finishes the spring with a 10.03 ERA

  73. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    HELP,

    Ya, its definitely on MLB.TV.

  74. Bryan March 31st, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    MLB.tv doesn’t play ESPN games since they are nationally televised

  75. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Jeff NJ -

    Congratulations! Take lots and lots of pictures of both pre-birth “attendance” and infancy attendance at the games. They’ll be among your most precious possessions, and your son’s!

    Is it actually raining in the Bronx? Here in central NJ it’s fine mist to a slight drizzle.

  76. DMan March 31st, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    New York doppler radar:

    http://radar.weather.gov/ridge.....8;loop=yes

  77. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Bryan,

    Spring means jack.

    Having said that, Clay blows.

  78. ~Adam. March 31st, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Anybody know where to watch this game on-line. I don’t have a TV and MLBTV doesn’t broadcast ESPN games.

    There is no way to watch online. MLBTV has exclusive rights. Nothing wrong with listening to John and Suzyn.

  79. Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. March 31st, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    Help:

    Download sopcast and then try this link:
    http://tinyurl.com/39zvyy

  80. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 1:01 pm

    Yuck – they’ve left the YES studios are on “Rain Delay” mode. It’s the Yankees 1977 season.

  81. Yu Con Du Eek March 31st, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    I guess Adam just explained it.

  82. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Or is it the ’78 season? I get confused. Sorry, The season where the Yankees were 14 games behind the Sox.

  83. mel March 31st, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    guys,

    mlb.com is broadcasting all 14 games from today.

  84. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 1:05 pm

    Thurm and Big Joe – you both raise good points. And while I do believe that this team needs to be rid of some of the coddling they got under Torre, I think you have to pick your battles and focus on the big ticket items. In my mind, ice cream just isn’t one of them.

    In the end, we will see what effect this has on the players and if Joe G makes other changes that are cause for concern.

    Until then, somebody tell God to chill with the water works so that we can get the game in!!!

  85. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    “There is no way to watch online. MLBTV has exclusive rights. Nothing wrong with listening to John and Suzyn.

    you enjoy long naps :)

  86. Jeff NJ March 31st, 2008 at 1:07 pm

    Thanks Doreen. Pictures will be plentiful that’s for sure.

    I’m a bit bummed that ESPN seems to be blocked out here locally on DirecTV during the Yankee game. I was sorta hoping to get to watch opening day for another AL game.

  87. mel March 31st, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Tuning in to the Detroit game @ 800K, but it’s lagging. Is anyone watching on 1.2M?

  88. Raf March 31st, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    Hello guys, I have been reading this blog for quite a while, greetings to all, and lets hope the rain go away!

  89. Fleas March 31st, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    This bodes ill. Bad luck to start the season. We are all doomed. *joke

    Rumor has it the batboy has a cold too.

    I think the Yankees should move to a new stadium, one with a retractable roof. *grins

  90. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    WCBS just went back to news.

  91. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 1:09 pm

    just got here and didn’t read all the posts because i’m lazy, but any solid idea on the revised start time? good thing it was 1:05 game and they’re off tomorrow, so they have like all day to get the game in. i think they will wait until 4:05 before they postpone it, i thought i remembered hearing last year that that was regular procedure for a rain delayed 1 pm game.

  92. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 1:10 pm

    Mel, i plan to watch on 1.2, hopefully it works. Just downloaded the NexDef thing.

  93. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    Doreen – they are showing the 1978 season on YES. I was really impressed with the new studio. What did you think?

  94. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    I hope I set the dvr for the right amount of time. :(

  95. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Why are they off tomorrow? Is it bad luck to play a game on April Fool’s day?

  96. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    It looks like it is brightening up in mid town.

  97. DMan March 31st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Hmm not that Im selfish.. But if this rain lasts a little while longer it might allow me to get out of work and actually watch the game today!

  98. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    In terms of the Jays, how snakebitten must they feel with Ryan DLd again?

    Jeff NJ, what a sweet post that was!

    Hal, can you imagine anything much worse than me having to watch the NESN flippin broadcasts whenever the Yanks play the Dead Sox?

    Mel – I have something you can use when things start to feel dismal – just say TRISHA SAID SO. That can be short for trisha is so sure the Yanks are going to get the job done that she will give baseball caps to the top 10 dismal posters here if she’s wrong.

    Or just think of it this way. Imagine all the wasted energy Yankee fans would have put out if they gave in to fan depression every time something looked off. How about when we were 9.5 games out and tied for last with Tampa Bay? How about when we set the record for using the most starters in a season because everyone but me was out with a pulled hamstring? How about when Mike Mussina forgot how to pitch for a while there? But we always manage to pull it out of the fire because WE’RE THE YANKEES DAMMIT!

    I never worry because I know our team is in very good hands. My pet peeve? Fans who knee-jerk with every damned pitch! Ya gotta sit back and enjoy the show, love our guys every minute of it, and always look at the big picture. Our road to #27 is a marathon and not a sprint.

    And when all else fails just remember that we have now replaced green tea with Red Bull!

    NO MORE GREEN TEA!

  99. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    on one hand i’m displeased with the delay, naturally, but on the other hand it sort of works out because now i don’t have to have an interruption during the game, because i have a meeting at 1:50. now the game should start during my long break between classes.

  100. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    Jake:

    “Above all, I HATE the Red Sox and everything they stand for.”

    You know whats funny Jake? For all the ‘Yankees Suck’ ra-rah and so on, the Red Sox (and their fans) have turned into what they despise most: they are a mini-version of the Yankees…. They have become Microsoft, Exxon and every other corporation they used to compare the Bombers to.

    If I had a dollar for every time I heard: “The Yankees bought their championships…” yadda yadda yadda, I’d own the Marlins. Or the Nats. Possibly even the Orioles, though I’m sure Angelos would try to sell high, like a typical lawyer!

    Next time a troll or a Sox fan comes at you, ask them how many home-grown players were on the Sox 04 roster (?). Aside from Trot Nixon, every player of importance on that team was brought in via trade or free agency. And Trot was an injury case that year…

    Sure, they had some home-grown youth on this past championship roster in 07. But their payroll was pushing $140 mil. Thats the largest payroll team to ever win a WS, as far as I’ve researched.

    The whole ‘lovable-loser’ term doesn’t exist anymore (unless you are a Cubs fan) for Sox fans. They turned in that card, IMO, when they began dropping $160 m on guys like Manny, or $75M on JD Who, or (LMAO!) $36M for four years of Who-leo Lugo. Not to mention $51.1111 M on the right TO TALK to Dice-K.

    So the whole, woe-is-me, ‘we can’t compete with The Empire’ nonsense is ridiculous.

    They have become what they fear most… They are worse than the idiot, belligerent (sp?) Yankees fan (not to be compared with any of the sound, polite, intelligent, sabermetric loving fans that come to and post on this site!).

    They (Red Sox Nation–lol) are a loud, obnoxious breed of fan that believes everything is OWED to them, that they don’t have to earn anything.

    The fact that their football team (the Pats) also won a slew of championships during their little, ahem, dynasty*, just adds to it.

    Trust me, I live among these lunatics!

  101. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 1:13 pm

    “Nothing wrong with listening to John and Suzyn.”

    you enjoy long naps”

    I actually find John worse than Suzyn.

  102. mel March 31st, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Brian,

    Yeah, still debating whether to go monthly or annual. They’re letting me watch 800K for free though.

    Miggy making the adjustment to the AL. Fielding error.

  103. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    bronxbomber77, what an excellent post. You are dead on.

  104. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    Jennifer – they are replaying the game on YES tonight so if your DVR cuts off you can watch the game later.

  105. Hobbs March 31st, 2008 at 1:17 pm

    BTW, to the Chinese/Taiwanese, the number 4 is extremely unlucky. I think Wang should ask for a different number – preferably one containing the number 8. May then He’ll do better in the postseason.

  106. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    mel

    i think i’m monthly. i don’t actually know for sure because my mom pays for it. (it’s my birthday present every year to get my mlb.tv subcription because i have a mid march bday. i’m not just some spoiled college kid…or am i?)

  107. Law And Order March 31st, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    What’s the over and under on whether Torii Hunter gets a warm reception from Twins fans? I think he gets cheers.

  108. Blackout March 31st, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Mel

    Is MLBTV really broadcasting all the games today? I know that they normally don’t broadcast nationally telivised games (ESPN, FOX, etc.). Are they making an exception for today? Where did you read this?

    This would be great news.

    Thanks

  109. Nick in SF March 31st, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    I just crunched all the numbers, in presidential election years in which the opening day rain delay exceeds 45 minutes, the GOP always wins. Always. So you Hillary/Obama fans had better root for a quick play ball. You McCain fans start humming “Raindrops Are Falling on My Head”.

    By the way, if you’re looking for an event to link to your wacky GOP/NYY curse theories, look no further than the illegal campaign contributions that the Big Stein made to Richard Nixon. Yikes! I’m sure Hal and Hank are clean as a whistle, though, so we have a clean karmic slate in ’08!

  110. mel March 31st, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Hobbs,

    6 & 8′s are very popular. You’ll see license plates with all kind of combos. I wonder if they’ll let him where 868?

  111. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Fran, check this out. I can’t get the game replay on YES because MLB doesn’t allow it if you are out of market! Do you know that I can’t watch Yankeeography on YES either because it has MLB content? Talk about a piggish freakin organization!

    When YES first went on the air I used to be able to get the Replay plus Yankeeography. No more. The perils of living out of the Yankee market.

  112. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Blackout

    it will be on as far as i’m concerned- the only ESPN games that aren’t on are the ones that ESPN has exclusive rights to. You can tell if it’s gonna be blacked on on MLB.TV depending on whether it’s also on YES or not. If YES is also showing it, chances are so is MLB.TV. Usually, Sunday Night Baseball are the only ESPN games that get blacked on on MLB.TV.

  113. Don Vito A. Bellamo March 31st, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Yankees win 10-2. Remember, you heard it here first.

  114. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Blackout

    I am watching the Tigers on ESPN and when I went to try to watch it on MLB TV I got the blackout message…

  115. jay destro March 31st, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    i wish it was not raining.

  116. jyates29 March 31st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Which brings me to my next point, why didn’t they put a retractable roof on the new stadium? The weather in New York sucks in the spring…after 85 years you’d think they would learn!

  117. Chris Gamble March 31st, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Rain delay, good start to the season.

  118. jay destro March 31st, 2008 at 1:24 pm

    because the place already cost a billion dollars

  119. Fleas (Hillary Clinton is as plastic as Mitt Romney) March 31st, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    … and so it begins… or not!

    10 Funny things that happened today..

    1) Melky and Robbie were not carpooling in a bright orange hummer, they both have gas money this year..

    2) Arod was looking for someone to stretch out his new jock-strap for him

    3) Jeter beat Joe G at chess and won the ability to create todays line-up

    4) Kyle Farnsworth forgot his spikes and asked Reggie Jackson to run down to Sport Authority

    5) Wang was exhausted after having a late night at the hospital last night due to priapism and all the american wh0r… hotties hiding in his condo closet.

    6) Mariano was practicing whistling metallica with perfect pitch

    7) Phil, IPK, Joba were busy looking for the missing easter egg from the family egg hunt at the stadium. Rumor has it, it’s a magic egg.

    8) Michael Kay complained that his mic smelled horrible, but realized he forgot to brush his teeth (since last year)

    9) Matsui was practicing his spanish telling everyone, “mis pantalones no caben” (my pants don’t fit)

    10) Everyone was cracking up at the garbage joe torre left in his desk for Joe G..

    Item 1: Manual on How to sleep with your eyes open
    Item 2: Manual on How not to be Billy Martin
    Item 3: A variety of chicken pot pie recipes
    Item 4: skeletal remains of a championship (steroids were found in the DNA)
    Item 5: miniature baseball figures of every team and every player
    Item 6: dynamite
    Item 7: A go *BLEEP* yourself to the Young Steinbrenner Memo

    However, not so funny was envelope with a peculiar white powder.

  120. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    Trisha – that’s pretty crummy. So you can only get the actual game and no other baseball content shows?

  121. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 31st, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    Tigers/Royals on mlb.tv. This 1.2m feed is NICE.

  122. mel March 31st, 2008 at 1:26 pm

    trisha, thanks for the suggestion. How about 162 or 173?

    Blackout, checkout the homepage of mlb.com.

  123. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    I don’t think it was a money issue, I think it had more to do with trying to replicate the antiquity of the old Stadium while making it state of the art internally. That’s my guess anyway.

  124. jay destro March 31st, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Fleas (Hillary Clinton is as plastic as Mitt Romney)

    everything about that post made me feel as if brain cells were being murdered with each completed sentence.

  125. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 1:27 pm

    Late getting out of work, just blew in the house, hoping I didn’t miss anything and lo and behold, it’s a…..rain delay.
    Oh well, at least I didn’t miss anything. Now let’s get this baby rollin’.

  126. rodg12 March 31st, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    I feel your pain trisha. I have to deal with the same freaking thing. The worst part is, I’ve been able to get other team’s replays in the past, but not the Yankees. Talk about freaking anti-Yankee bias!!!!

  127. Fleas (Hillary Clinton is as plastic as Mitt Romney) March 31st, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Jay, sorry I mentioned you pinup model “Hillary Clinton”

  128. Heidi/Dave March 31st, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Does anyone have an official start time yet for the game? Have tix for today, am stuck at work, delay is helping me for now. Will they definitely play? Leaving Nassau in 5 mins to stadium….want to them play today!!! No cancellations!

  129. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    Elizabeth. the 1.2m feed IS nice. Awesome stuff. MLB.TV gets better every year. the only thing is it looks a tad strange…don’t know how to describe it really but their motion looks kind of animated or robotic, lol, but it’s not delayed with the sound so that’s good.

    Trisha- I’m not getting blacked out of the Tigers game.

    Miguel Cabrera just had his first tigers AB and flew out to shallow center- the whole stadium was freaking out like it was gonna be gone.

  130. Jake March 31st, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    bronxbomber,

    well spoken my Yankee brethren.

    too true…it is interesting to consider the lacking home-grown talent on that team in 04. Too funny.

    wonderfully, however, is the fact that I am now noticing a lot of people talking down on the Sox that used to be the subscribers to the “loveable loser” theme you mentioned.

  131. Hobbs March 31st, 2008 at 1:30 pm

    error, fly out.
    Welcome to the True Big Leagues, Miguel Cabrera.

  132. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    fran exactly. Doesn’t that suck. I can get Yankees Classics for some reason, but nothing else except live broadcasts. It kills me that I can’t watch the damned Yankeeographies!

    Going back to market blackouts, can you imagine not getting to watch YES broadcasts of the Yankee Dead Sox games and that I have to watch and listen to the Red Sox perspective when those games are on? That’s enough to give you nightmares for a while! I HATE IT.

  133. Michael L March 31st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    come on now!!! Its barely raining here in Manhattan.

  134. Chris Gamble March 31st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    2 PM but that probably won’t stick.

    P.S Obama and Clinton are the same.

  135. Skippy March 31st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    I only live about 80 blocks from the stadium and it’s barely misting here…that’s got to be some kind of positive sign.

  136. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 1:31 pm

    Anyone have an update on a start time yet? Still 2pm? Tigers/Royals on ESPN right now. Shagglio thinking “GTFO of my way, Inge, you’re a 3b masquerading as a CF” on that last flyout he caught, lol.

  137. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Brian, you have it on MLB TV? Wow, they have me blacked out of it for some reason. I do have it on ESPN.

  138. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 31st, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    Pride, Power, and Pinstripes airing AGAIN.

  139. Alex March 31st, 2008 at 1:33 pm

    So true about Cabrera. Even the announcer was getting excited.

  140. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:34 pm

    Didn’t mean to bold the whole thing. Sorry!

    mel I like 173. Wanna make it official?

  141. rodg12 March 31st, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Guillen just smoked that double. Just a rope. Anyone watch the Nats/Braves game till the end last night? What a fitting ending to the first game in their new park. Their face of the franchise (Zimmerman) hits a walk-off jack in the bottom of the ninth with two outs. Just an outstanding way to start the season.

  142. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    Trisha – that really stinks. Makes me appreciate living in NY even more.

    According to Bob Lorenz the situation could change but still no start time announced. It is still raining here in Queens.

  143. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    GO ROYALS!

  144. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    Fran -

    Love the new Studio. Very blue!

  145. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    The Top Ten Reasons Peter Abraham’s Blog is the Best Yankees Blog…

    10. The players actually talk to him… (ahem, Mike Kay)
    9. He’s better looking than Kat O’Brien
    8. The paper he works for doesn’t have the word ‘Post’ in its title
    7. The man loves Bruce Springsteen
    6. And he used to talk about The Sopranos from time to time
    5. Cashman felt so comfortable, he swore during his interview with Pete
    4. He, like the rest of us, loves Yankees Chick
    3. He, like the rest of us, hates #45
    2. The man can admit when he’s wrong, a tough thing for any reporter/writer worth his salt to do (see post- Super Bowl post)
    1. He’s taken care of both his loyal readers and first timers better than any other blogger in the ‘sphere. AND, his regulars in here remind me of ‘Cheers’ on a crowded night. All we need is McLovin to walk in so we can all scream in unison “Close the Door!”.

    Its stupid, trust me, I know– but I’m trying to stay busy while waiting for rain out to end!!! Sorry if anyone caught ‘dumb’ from this entry !

  146. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    Fran I envy you living there. Everything here is so provincial, i.e. Red Sox and Patriots. It’s sad really.

  147. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Doreen – and very high tech looking. I love the stadium behind them.

  148. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Wow– Gil Spahn Meche, no? This guy lives for opening day!

  149. tmattsmooth March 31st, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    Define unfair. I’m way out of market. I pay whatever a month for an XM radio subscription. However, I can’t listen to the games at work because XM blacks out the gameday broadcasts for online content. So now I’m forced to pay an additional amount for the MLB gameday audio.

    Suggestions?

    Who can I sue?

  150. Andrea March 31st, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    I wish the game would start…

  151. Jordan March 31st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Lol. I laugh at the fella who thought the Jays cant hit. They had an off year last year, but thats one of the scarriest lineups to pitch against if everyone is healthy. Rolen should be gold this year, and with Eckstein gettin on base, Rios and Wells should do well with RBI’s.

  152. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Favorite Baseball movie:

    61 > Field of Dreams > Naked Gun > Bad News Bears > rest

  153. Jeff NJ March 31st, 2008 at 1:39 pm

    Thanks for the nice words Trisha.

    On the bright side, YES is playing their season preview show which I hadn’t seen yet. Hopefully this game starts soon. I’m ready.

  154. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 1:40 pm

    Ha, the Detroit announcers just dissed the saux – said Meche was more nervous for Opening Day this year than last year when he beat the saux, cause this time he has to go against a monster lineup. heh :D

  155. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    Tmattsmooth…

    I’m down… Lets start a class action against blackout games, etc.

  156. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Trisha,

    You hit a nerve with the blackout comment. I have been ranting about this since moving to FL three years ago.
    I am blacked out on the Rays games and I live 240 miles from St Petersburg!
    So I miss 15 games or so a year of the Yanks because even though I pay for the MLB extra innings, in market games are blacked out because FSNFL carries almost exclusively Marlins games.
    Dumb doesn’t begin to describe the current group of MLB owners.

  157. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    trisha -

    About being out of market, my brother-in-law, BIG Yankees fan, moved to South New Jersey a couple of years ago. Was ASTOUNDED by all that you posted. South Jersey is considered Phillie country!

    It was one of the factors when they decided to move back to Central NJ.

  158. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Looking at the National Doppler radar, it looks like the precipitation is slowly sliding past New York.
    Meanwhile, it’s also raining here in Northern Iowa, which is better than the sleet or snow that’s coming later this afternoon and evening.

  159. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    61 >>> Major League >>> Field of Dreams

  160. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    the only blackouts that REALLY piss me off are the FOX blackouts on saturdays. they buy the rights to ALL the games on saturdays until like 4PM i think, then throughout the course of the season decide which games to show on any given saturday. then, even if they don’t choose to show a particular game, its STILL blacked out on MLB.TV. it’s total BS.

  161. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    Living outside of the Yankees market absolutely sucks, and is one of the main reasons I’m moving back to Jersey as soon as I graduate, which is not much longer now!

  162. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    CB,

    your halladay analysis is pretty obvious but you put it in good context and said it well.

    It will be interesting to see if Girardi and Long recognize this and have the team ready to adapt when necessary.

    I felt like some teams were scouting the Yanks well last season and knew when they could stroke a fastball down the middle with the first pitch to get ahead in the count and when they couldn’t. The Yanks can keep teams off balance and still maintain a philosophy of patience and plate discipline.

  163. TurnTwo March 31st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    i hate philly, and most people from philly, but i used to love living in Mercer County, NJ, because we’d get the NY stations and the Philly stations… on Sunday, you’d wake up and watch football from 1230pm all the way thru the rest of the day.

  164. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    tmattsmooth unfair = monopoly, and MLB sure as hell has one! We used to actually check out every opposing team’s radio stations (meaning stations around the locale of the opposing team) and then use streaming audio just so we could get to listen to the game somehow. Then MLB caught up with that too! If you have the energy there may be a few stations around that still broadcast local games and use streaming audio.

  165. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 1:44 pm

    oh yeh The Naked Gun >>> Field of Dreams

  166. Fleas (Hillary Clinton is as plastic as Mitt Romney) March 31st, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    The natural?

  167. Phil Hughes is Saved and will be fine! Goodness.. March 31st, 2008 at 1:50 pm

    rain rain go away..

  168. tmattsmooth March 31st, 2008 at 1:51 pm

    Its inevitable that at some point I will come out of pocket for the MLB gameday audio. It just makes me furious.

    Last year I think they gave me six weeks of Sports Illustrated for free when I signed up. Maybe I can hold out until they have a special offer this year.

  169. William Buckner March 31st, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    Field of Dreams, Major League, The Sand Lot.

    Worst, Fever Pitch. Saw it on flight home from my honeymoon and walked out.

  170. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    gaaaaaaahhh this game needs to hurry up and start already!!! I am so losing patience!!!

  171. ummfada March 31st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    I think Kim Jones is pretty, in fact I missed her this winter. Though I heard her jaw locks.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/P.....onceptions

  172. Derek - RETIRE 21!!! March 31st, 2008 at 1:54 pm

    This is great, I thought I was set cause I dont have YES at the hotel I work at but I get ESPN, then I found out that ESPN is blacked out cause of YES, but cause of the delay I may get home in time to not miss much, if at all.

    Clear it up around 3-3:15 :)

  173. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    WCBS just said that “the forecast is no longer promising.”

  174. Phat Monday March 31st, 2008 at 1:55 pm

    What’s the skinny on Mo Vaughn ? Anybody heard ? Mets again ?

  175. DMan March 31st, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    I’m upset at the weather too, but at this point if it means I get to actually watch the game today, I wouldn’t complain if it starts an hour or two later.

  176. mel March 31st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Okay, guys when people start going crazy on a play by play basis over ABs or innings, the focus number is 173*.

    It’s the internet equivalent of a paper bag. When you chicken littles see it, take a deep breath, calm down, and remember, there’s at LEAST 162 games in the season. Hopefully, at least 173 for the Yankees. :)

    173*

  177. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Y

  178. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    Y

  179. The Bronx Stop March 31st, 2008 at 1:57 pm

    I just bought MLB gameday, for my AT&T cellphone. It has gameday, gameday audio, player tracker and Baseball Channel for $8.99 a month. I think its a decent investment.

  180. Derek - RETIRE 21!!! March 31st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    LOL @ Ummfada…

    Her n Rachael Ray could have the biggest mouths in showbiz

  181. ummfada March 31st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Also, the Tigers have 999 runs to go to meet everyone’s expectations…

  182. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    “Worst, Fever Pitch. Saw it on flight home from my honeymoon and walked out.”

    Wait…, What? How do you walk out on a plane flight?

  183. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    HA HA HA HA HA!

    GO BACK TO THE DUGOUT YOU FOOL ORDONEZ!

  184. Joe March 31st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    Has anyone considered that it is not raining and that the water drops falling from the sky are the tears of Ruth, Mantle, Gehrig, and DiMaggio?

  185. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    After Alll the anticipation – a rain delay – we are being tested

    The Bad News Bears

    Stealing Home

    Pride of the Yankees

    Field of Dreams (already mentioned)

  186. David March 31st, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    Where’s SJ44?

  187. Mike Mineo March 31st, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    as Pete said, the weather will be even worse tomorrow.

    it would suck to have a doubleheader on opening day (Wednesday)… pretty much guaranteed a boring split.

  188. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 1:59 pm

    uuuugh still raining at the Stadium :( :( :(

    meanwhile nice throw by Jose Guillen to gun down Shagglio at the plate but I can’t even bring myself to care…I want the Yankees dammit!!! *bangs fist on table*

  189. LCâ„¢ March 31st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    so is the game still going to start at 2?

  190. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    William Buckner –

    That movie (Fever Pitch) is hazardous to your health. The only reason I saw it all was because it was on an airplane, as well. I figured I could handle it, and I do enjoy Drew Barrymore (who was good). But at one point during the movie, when my husband got tired of me ranting, proving I obviously could NOT handle, it, he told me to just shut it off! I will NEVER be able to watch that movie again. EVER.

  191. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Maybe I’m mistaken… Or maybe I just don’t understand…

    Al winter, all I heard out of The D was how much weight Miggy Cabrera lost, how he worked out hard all season and is in great shape.

    Ummm….

    He’s listed at 240. If it wasn’t for the six, scraggly, lonely hairs on his chin, I wouldn’t be able to tell where his chin ends and his neck begins. The kid (he is 24) has no jaw line. Zero tone or definition.

    Where did he work out… Hardee’s? Jack in the Box? Cody’s Roadhouse ?

    Or is he on the Jared Fogel Subway diet?

  192. Jerkface March 31st, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    Mike: Not necessarily. Our bench is now an asset for double headers.

  193. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 2:01 pm

    I seriously doubt they’d do a doubleheader Wed. even if today does get rained out…since the Yanks and Jays play ea. other so many times, I’m sure they’d find a date to play the makeup later in the season.

  194. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    Yanksrule57
    March 31st, 2008 at 1:58 pm
    “Worst, Fever Pitch. Saw it on flight home from my honeymoon and walked out.”

    Wait…, What? How do you walk out on a plane flight?

    LOL- Dude was so upset, threw on a parachute, ripped open a cabin door and jumped from 30K feet !!!

  195. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    I thought “The Natural” was too long.

    “Major League” is hard to watch because the Indians beat us for the pennant.

    Better picture, though sad, “Bang the Drum, Slowly”

  196. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:02 pm

    LC-nope. From the YES and ESPN updates, it’s still raining rather hard and the tarp is still on the field. And it’s 2 ET now…guess it’ll be another hour or more to wait.

  197. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    damn Gruz 8O

    anyway and MCab also had an error at 3B

  198. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    I actually watched Fever Pitch (at a friend’s insistence) between games 4 and 5 of the 2006 “Boston Massacre” – much easier to digest when you knew the team was in the process of falling apart…

  199. Mickey March 31st, 2008 at 2:03 pm

    Doreen,

    My girlfriend is a Jimmy Fallon fan and I told her once when she was mad at me that I would watch the movie with her. I made her promise that she would never again make me watch that movie or watch it while I was in a 5 mile radius. After watching that trash, I’m happy to report that I brought her over to the evil empire!!!!!

  200. Ryan March 31st, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    Radar makes it look like the rain will be moving out shortly and the rest will stay north.

  201. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    mel, I’m definitely down with that. Let’s just hope that everyone remembers to breathe when they see that number!

    I’ve actually thought about a class action suit against MLB for all of their crap, but I’m thinking that MLB’s antitrust exemption would make a suit like whistling in the wind. Hey maybe between me, Jimmy 27, motown and rmb (?) – I know its 3 initials – we can get some kind of suit going! Wouldn’t that be a hoot. I would welcome any comments from those guys and anyone else who may have some insight into whether the antitrust exemption covers all of the stuff MLB pulls.

  202. Christine March 31st, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    tmattsmooth

    “Last year I think they gave me six weeks of Sports Illustrated for free when I signed up. . .”

    I broke down and paid for the audio last year as well. Except I am STILL getting Sports Illustrated. They should just give the audio for free, skip the magazine. :-)

    I am trying to restrain myself and NOT buy the audio this year, despite the fact that I like to listen to it at work.

  203. cool on your island March 31st, 2008 at 2:04 pm

    I live in southern NH where summer sports reports on the every radio station are comprised solely of what the Sox did the day before and Yankee/Sox games on ESPN are blacked out because of NESN. It’s a very unique sort of hell. So grateful for lhblogs.

    Did someone use the words Mo Vaughn and skinny in the same sentence?

  204. William Buckner March 31st, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Thats why I had to walk out… J/K.

    Also bad baseball movies, Summer Catch, remake of Bad News Bears and Major League 2 and 3.

  205. Derek - RETIRE 21!!! March 31st, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Jimmy you gotta throw in Bull Durham, its not right without Bull Durham…

  206. Jane - Shelley is the new Sheriff in town March 31st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I work about 5 miles from the stadium. It’s not pouring right now. I don’t know if I can really call this rain. It’s more of a misty weather with occasional rain drops. It’s been like that for about an hour now. It looks like it’s gonna come down heavy again around 7pm.

    Darn… I can’t work. The wait is killing me.

  207. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Everytime I watch The Natural, I fall asleep. Always after the train scene. So, to this day I don’t know what happens. I’m going to have to rent it. My question is, why Glenn Close?

  208. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    THey are evaluating the situation.

  209. Jeff NJ March 31st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    I just realized the Tigers-Royals are on channel 723 (or 722 non HD) on DirecTV.

  210. LCâ„¢ March 31st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    thanks Steph

  211. Ryan March 31st, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    At least none of you live in Iowa where we’re blacked out of 6 teams. Talk about a screw job.

  212. Dutchman March 31st, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Most underrated baseball movie is “Eight Men Out”…fantastic movie.

  213. ThePocketgeek March 31st, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    Just a couple of thoughts…
    A roof, retractable or not, is something of an abomination and should really never be considered for a baseball stadium. I live in Florida and having seen the hovel the Devil Rays -oh wait… sorry, RAYS- have to play in, well, it’s just unAmerican.
    UnAmerican I tell you!

    I’m with the whole Opening Day as a National Holiday. Having to work on Major League Baseball Opening day is , like playing under a dome, decidedly unAmerican.
    In fact, its down right Communist!

  214. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:08 pm

    curiously, what happens to ticketholders if there is a rainout? I’m sitting here with two tickets for today’s game…

  215. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    trisha,

    Bad idea on the lawsuit. I’m pretty sure that you’ve already broken the Terms of Service Agreement. All 36 of you. :)

  216. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    Bull Durham was an excellent baseball movie featuring Susan Sarandon and her large natural….rosin bags.

  217. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Jeff NJ, only if you have Extra Innings, I would imagine.

  218. Alan March 31st, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    We hear it every year. Why do so many
    teams that play in domed or warm weather venues open up in cities that stand a good chance of bad weather ?
    As expected, the next team to visit the Stadium is yep …. the Rays.
    How to goof up a pitching rotation in one easy lesson courtesy of Mother Nature and stupid scheduling by Selig’s office.
    Every team plays 81 home games and 81 road games. Would it have hurt if the Yankees opened up in Toronto ?

  219. Derek - RETIRE 21!!! March 31st, 2008 at 2:10 pm

    Quote Homer Simpson:

    “What are you kids laughing at? ”

    “If you say Jimmy Fallon, I’ll know you’re lying…(shaking fist)”

  220. NH-Yankees March 31st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    For those in Comcast regions, MLB Extra Innings is free this week – if you order the season by 4/6, its $159 – after that, jumps to $199 – Yanks will be on Ch. 629 if game ever happens today

    ‘cool on your island,’ i feel your pain – i can’t do sports radio during the summer up here – get the MLB/Comcast package – it rocks

  221. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    Crossing my fingers that this game will actually be played and soon! I’m goin crazay here!

    Meanwhile, Cabrera looks pretty bad defensively, and Billy Butler just got picked up off in whatever precious few fantasy leagues he was still a FA in. That was ungrammatical, but I don’t care. This Yankee game really needs to hurry up and start!!!!!!!

  222. Clay Bucholz stole my laptop (aka Joe) March 31st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    The makeup game is tomorrow.

  223. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    mel

    He he he he he!

    Hey nobody told me I couldn’t use it in multiple locales! And you know what the current legal decisions are on the fine print in a contract? If the print is too fine, the consumer wins!

  224. Sam March 31st, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    Damn it!!! I’m ready for baseball all ****** ready

  225. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Derek
    Oh sure – Bull Durham and the Natural, bang the drum
    Fear strikes out, the Stratton story
    The Rookie
    Mr 3000 – not bad
    Summer catch – is a guilty pleasure

    William Buckner – really the Bad news bears remake?
    That would tops on my Worst list – to each his own though

    The original is a masterpiece – me thinks (writen by Burt (Moonlight Graham) Lancaster’s son

  226. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Alan,

    You have a good point about trying to open the season in domes or retractable roof stadiums, or even in the south as much as possible. The fallacy of your argument is that it assumes someone with a reasonable amount of intelligence is in charge of MLB.

  227. Clay Bucholz stole my laptop (aka Joe) March 31st, 2008 at 2:13 pm

    Speaking of tickets. I have two tier box mvp seats for Saturday. Near home plate. Face $60 each, but feel free to make me an offer.

  228. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Verlander throwing a no-hitter. Thank goodness he won’t go 9, I don’t think I could stand the ESPN love that would follow.

    Funny thing, Brandon Inge is still with the Tiggers. I heard he wanted to be traded b/c they wanted to make him catch. Well, he’s been bumped to the outfield.

  229. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    Opening Day Contrasts

    1960
    154 game season, opened on April 19th – played (get this) 19 double headers.

    1961

    League expands schedule, for first time, to 162 games.

    Season opens on April 11th – played 23 double headers.

    2007

    season begins on April 2nd – played 3 double headers.

    conclusions
    Season starts in bad weather, due to expanded schedule and the elimination of scheduled double headers.

  230. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    mel,

    i agree about 173.

    however, every game does count. winning the division, making the playoffs… these more often than not come down to winning just a couple more games than the next team.

    i know what you meant, and you’re right, but the yankees will need to win the close games this year (cmon bullpen) if they are going to play more than 162.

    2708!!

  231. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Alan-I agree. The teams in the East that normally have bad weather should either open in a city with a dome or somewhere in the West, where it’s a lot less likely that they’ll get rained out.

  232. Clay Bucholz stole my laptop (aka Joe) March 31st, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    What about Field of Dreams and Pride of the Yankees?

  233. mick March 31st, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    Some blue jay players are warming up out in the outfield.
    Cash and Joe G were on the field checking conditions
    Maybe it won’t be long

  234. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Jimmy 27-

    good catch.

    Bad News Bears was written by Burt Lancaster’s son. It was a reflection of his relationship with his father.

  235. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Jimmy Fallon’s a cutie & Susan Sarandon is an old hag. (Though she was good in Lorenzo’s Oil. Do you guys remember that movie?)

  236. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    YES! eight men out – great

    FoDreams:
    Is this heaven?
    No it’s Iowa.

  237. Jeff NJ March 31st, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    Trisha, no its a free preview on DirecTV today, channel 722 and 723. I don’t have extra innings, they are trying to incent me to get it. And they are convincing me.

  238. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    anybody have a weather update or est. start time?

  239. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Ty Kepner has posted on his blog the game has been rescheduled for tomorrow. What should I call in sick with tomorrow?

    Today it ‘must have been the take out food we ordered last night…’

    Any ideas on tomorrow? Should I try a new illness, or roll with the stomach issues? Pull a Giambi and try and tell everyone I have a parasite from the Take-Out Tex Mex from last night!?!?!?

  240. josh March 31st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    man this sucks :(

  241. Pat March 31st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    My mom is there and Halladay is long tossing right now on the field, that has to be a good sign.

  242. Sean Serritella March 31st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    That’s a lot of Yankees you took, bronx and bbb. My starting roster looks like this…

    C Geovany Soto
    1 Ryan Howard
    2 Chase Utley
    SS Orlando Cabrera
    3 Alex Rodriguez
    O Melky Cabrera
    O Corey Hart
    O Hunter Pence
    O B.J. Upton
    Util Adrian Gonzalez
    (Shelley Duncan is on my bench)

    Fausto Carmona
    Phil Hughes
    Ian Kennedy
    Francisco Liriano
    Bobby Jenks
    Francisco Rodriguez
    Javier Vazquez
    (Mussina is on my bench)
    7 total Yankees.

  243. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    solid AB for Inge… unfortunately.

    is it too early to be rooting against the Tigers?

  244. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop (aka Joe) March 31st, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    “Susan Sarandon is an old hag. (Though she was good in Lorenzo’s Oil. Do you guys remember that movie?)”

    Did anyone see her in Atlantic City (very early 80′s movie). Great scene of her rubbing lemons all over her breasts.

  245. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    mel,

    The Tigers say they tried to trade him. He has a big contract and they probably didn’t want to eat most of it. Granderson got hurt and so Inge, instead of being their super-sub is now starting in CF. Inge should just keep his mouth shut. If he hits Leyland will move him around and get him his AB’s. It’s better than starting in some baseball no man’s land like KC IMO.

  246. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 2:19 pm

    bronxbomber,

    i heard the weather is supposed to be worse tomorrow. why would they already reschedule if there is a chance to play today and less of a chance tomorrow?

    hope they play today.

  247. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    UPDATE, 2:17 p.m.: Nothing definitive yet. But it sounds like they’re planning to cancel the game and play it tomorrow night. I’ll let you know once I hear something.

    I hope its at night.. then I don’t have to use anymore PTO sick days!

  248. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Pete has an update about potentially rescheduling for tomorrow night…

  249. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Boston Dave,

    Total agreement.

    We shouldn’t sweat the little things, but wins are very important. I’m always upset after a game. Then I count my blessings and it’s all good.

    Girardi sat in the booth and watched the Yankees and the ol’ catcher in him plotted how he would do it. They need to get off to a good start irregardless of injuries and what not. No excuses.

  250. Ryan March 31st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Why call it when you have the whole day to play it?

  251. bob March 31st, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    to Pat:

    unfortunately, i was at a game a few years back and halladay was long tossing, and they postponed it :(

    hope this is different tho

  252. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    “old hag”?

    please, the bathtub scenes were smoking hot.

  253. DMan March 31st, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    Bummer..

    I think its suppose to be even worse tomorrow..

  254. cool on your island March 31st, 2008 at 2:22 pm

    NH-Yankees

    You’re right. I use Direct TV here, but I think they have a similar package. MLB Extra Innings? This weekend Direct TV had a free preview sports package which included YES. Had no real interest in the other channels. Wish I could subscribe to YES a la carte.

  255. CB March 31st, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Boston Dave,

    Obvious or not I think that is a central issue for the yankee’s offense this year, especially in the playoffs.

    When a pitcher’s strength negates the fundamental orientation of a team’s offense it’s hard to underestimate how major a factor that is.

    To put the effect that a pitcher like Halladay has on neutralizing the yankee’s offensive approach compare Halladay’s control against the yankees to his control against one of the least patient teams in baseball – Tampa Bay.

    Tampa serves as an interesting control group for the yankees.

    Throughout it’s history Tampa Bay has been filled with young, impatient hitters who draw very few walks. They are the exact opposite of the Yankee’s offense.

    Now even though Halladay has outstanding control I think it’s reasonable to assume that the yankee’s would draw many more walks off Halladay than Tampa Bay would.

    In fact that’s not the case. Halladay has walked 6% of the yankee batters’s he’s faced and walked 5% of the Rays hitter’s he’s faced.

    IMO that’s pretty eye opening. I wouldn’t have guessed the the two walk rates for offenses so different would be so close, despite Halladay’s control. That pretty much tells you that the yankee’s patience has almost no effect on Halladay’s performance – none.

    That creates important problems for a team like the Yankee’s when they face a pitcher who has the strengths that Halladay has.

    How do the Yankee’s diversify their attack in these types of situations?

    That’s a fundamental question, IMO.

  256. Nick in SF March 31st, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Guillen has a cannon. He’s Melkyesque!

  257. John March 31st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    How come no one has mentioned Kevin Costner’s other great baseball movie, “For Love of the Game”? I love that movie, and it ranks right up there with the best!

    This was mentioned earlier, but I would bet the farm that Torii Hunter gets a standing ovation in his first at bat in the dome. I’m stuck in the Twin Cities for now (moving to NY in October) and I’m going to the MIN/LAA game on Wednesday!

  258. Matt March 31st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    I hope Pete is joking. There is NOTHING on the radar behind this batch. It’s completely clear, and it’s supposed to be worse tomorrow. What about all the fans who have been sitting out there and who travelled all the way for opening day? It’s not fair to the fans who went there and the fans who have been waiting all day for this game to start.

  259. ThePocketgeek March 31st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Someone mentioned Fever Pitch and since we’re stewing in a rain delay…

    There are a lot of perfectly good reasons to bludgeon Jimmy Fallon with the business end of Louisville Slugger…
    Millions, really…

    - That asinine Pepsi commercial where he’s dancing like a spastic, mentally challenged spider monkey on acid…

    – The Taxi Driver / Cop buddy pic he made with Queen Latifa (how anyone can screw up a movie stuffed to the rafters with Brazilian supermodels to the point that it is completely unwatchable is beyond me… but Jimmy did it!)

    - Pick any episode of SNL he stinks up. Just pick one.

    - Sleeping with Meg Griffin on the Family Guy as a prank. You bastardo! Infecting a perfectly good cartoon like the Family Guy with your Beavis and Butthead sense of comedic timing. (And I don’t mean that in a good way…)

    Good reasons all.
    But the only reason I need at the moment is Fever Pitch.
    That film was so bad, so cosmically awful that the universe saw it coming and the space time continuum was torn asunder and the balance of all things good and evil was thrown askew…
    If not for the Giants defeating the Patriots in the Super Bowl and repairing the hole in the fabric of the universe caused by one James Thomas Fallon, Jr. (you… a Brooklyn native! You ought to be ashamed of yourself, sir… ASHAMED!!!)

    Yes. You must die Jimmy Fallon. Or at least volunteer to become a large batch of shark poo. All I need now are sharks with laser beams attached to their heads.

    Is it still raining?

  260. bob March 31st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    GAME IS CANCELLED :( per Tyler Kepner NY TIMES
    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/.....y-theatre/

  261. Ed FL March 31st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Toronto Blue Jays’ Radio just announced it is raining anymore. A.J. Buenett and a couple of players long tossing on the outfield

    http://www.fan590.com/onair/mo.....13927_7232

  262. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Would Wang still get the start if the game gets postponed til tomorrow?

  263. Jeff March 31st, 2008 at 2:24 pm

    Too bad we don’t have a dome.

  264. Christopher March 31st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    According to the Blue Jays ‘Fan’ radio it’s stopped raining.

  265. Mark Alan March 31st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    It’s another day for Andy to rest/heal/whatever he has to do.

  266. Ed FL March 31st, 2008 at 2:25 pm

    *it is NOT raing anymore*

  267. AB March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    According to the NY Times, game has been PPD

    http://bats.blogs.nytimes.com/

  268. josh March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    im gonna be so upset if it cancels

  269. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Meche just got jobbed on that pitch!

  270. Razor March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Wow when is the last time the Yankees played a night home opener?

  271. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    It’s too early to talk about cancelling a game.

  272. Ed FL March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Well, they just announced No game today

  273. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Okay, conflicting reports: is the game going to be played or isn’t it? I’ve heard that it’s not raining and I’ve heard that the game is postponed…

  274. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Ok anyone else confused?

    Long tossing players, or game canceled. Which is it?

  275. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Gameday shows the game as postponed, too (for what that’s worth)

  276. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    Nevermind. Postponed. Ugh.

  277. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    boston dave The Yankees ARE going to be playing more than 162 games. You can book that.

    Jeff NJ I got satellite TV so I could watch Yankee games (they used to be on MSG). Then I got the sportspack so I could watch YES and the pre and post games. Then I got Extra Innings because not all of the games were on YES! Best thing I ever did. I actually watch other games when the Yanks aren’t on!

  278. DMan March 31st, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    NY doppler radar:

    http://radar.weather.gov/ridge.....8;loop=yes

  279. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    Well -

    PPD.

    I don’t know what they’re thinking since tomorrow is supposed to be worse. OH, well. Weathermen have been wrong before.

  280. Josh March 31st, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    game will be played tomorrow at 7:05 ..

  281. hmmm March 31st, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    “How do the Yankee’s diversify their attack in these types of situations?”

    by pitching better.

  282. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 2:28 pm

    only the house that Ruth built would act like a drama queen in it’s last season :lol:

  283. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    booooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

  284. Matt March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Game cancelled? What a joke. There is NOTHING on the radar. NOTHING. This is a huge slap in the face to the fans and is clearly about the money.

  285. Mike Mineo March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    oh well. at least it’s at 7:05 tomorrow so I don’t have to miss class AGAIN :P

  286. Derek - RETIRE 21!!! March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    yeah you lost me on “Old Hag”

    she locked up Tim Robbins for good on that set.

  287. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Hey guys. Can’t wait to get something definitive. Tons of Yankees and Sox gear in class today.

  288. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Hmmm. So I still have tickets for Opening Day…

  289. Sam March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    Not a very good start to this season!! Wanted to see how Roy the boy would pitch against us, seeing as how he’ll be dominated by the sox

  290. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Im shocked that the weather is shitty on March 31, 2008 in NYC.

    Seriously people, you didnt expec this to happen? Ive gone to opening day 9 years in a row up until last year….I think it was nice only once….all the other days were just like today, cold and wet. The Yankees and other north eastern teams should open the season on a 2 week road trip agaisnt teams in states like Cali, Florida, Texas and/or teams that have domes.

  291. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I think Kepner jumped the gun.

    I said Fallon’s a cutie, not an award winning actor.

    There are many beautiful, sexy women in Hollywood. Susan Sarandon with her eyes that never blink is not one of them.

    And no, it’s not too early to start cheering against the Tigers. I hate Magglio and his clown hair. (I hate him because he’s a good hitter, not because of the hair).

  292. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Bummer,

    I was so ready for the first game. I imagine that the players feel disappointed too. Ready…, Set.., Wait until tomorrow!

  293. pat March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    YES has listed it as a Rain Out now instead of a rain delay.

  294. Dutchman March 31st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Ratfarts!

  295. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    Jimmy Fallon went to HS in the Kingston/Saugherties/ Woodstock area (sp? sorry)with a bunch of kids I went to college with. They said he was a clown then, he’s a clown now.

    ESPN reports 7:05 pm start tomorrow…

  296. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 2:31 pm

    CB,

    Absolutely and great point re: Tampa Bay.

    I think the Yanks can keep their general philosophy of patience but will need to adapt for these types of pitchers. Swinging at the first pitch, for example, is typically foreign to guys like Abreu or Giambi. But teams know this or they may just be facing a guy like Halladay.

    you brought up some great points – The Yanks need to adapt.

  297. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Yeah, I don’t have to miss class again either tomorrow. But this still blows!!! They’re showing the Stadium right now on ESPN and it doesn’t look bad, I don’t get it…

  298. CB March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    “by pitching better.”

    True. But this has also been talked about at great lengths. The primary reason they’ve lost in the post season is the pitching.

    But the offense has been fairly bad as well and the drop off from the way they’ve hit compared to the regular season dramatic.

  299. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 31st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Well damn….

    At least I’ll only miss a little over an hour of tomorrow’s game. I work until 8-8:30.

  300. V March 31st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Anyone know if there’s a way to buy seats for tomorrow night (stubhub or something?) – do postponed games get added back?

    Might try craigslist.

  301. george March 31st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    i got the impression it wasn’t raining that hard. i’ve sat thru a few utterly moronic delays the last few years, where they delay the games for no apparent reason, except fear of light drizzle. i’m wondering if today was another example.

  302. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    Tim Robbins and Sarandon and her ‘rosin bags’ (as someone above said) drive me nuts with their pro-political nonsense.

    Doesn’t matter to me if they are Dem or Repub. I just don’t want to hear it from actors or musicians.

    Can’t even watch an awards show anymore without Michael Moore, Sarandon or Clooney trying to tell ME how to vote.

    When one of them does a movie for $55K, instead of $15M, then MAYBE I’ll listen. Till then, shut up!

  303. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Fransesca is saying it will 65 and sunny tomorrow -
    Wake up Mike.

  304. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    I think Francesca was reading the weather report for LA-that’s what our weather is tomorrow.

  305. Nick in SF March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Talk about delayed gratification. Blah!

    Oh well, it’ll only be sweeter when we finally get a first pitch. Now Wang doesn’t have to face the pressure of pitching on his birthday, which is highly significant in southern Taiwan sports culture.

  306. Jax March 31st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    It’s not even raining in the Bronx now. Why postpone the game.

  307. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Miggy Cabrera with his first Detroit home run.

  308. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 31st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Sean Serritella
    How do you have Howard, A-Rod and Utley? They are all first round guys. Are you in a 6 team league?

  309. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    So we have been reduced to watching the Mets today?

  310. scott March 31st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Miggy just went yard, I like him even less

  311. Yanksrule57 March 31st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    The home team has the decision on rain outs until the first pitch. Then it is the umpire’s responsibility.

  312. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    Yeah, like that ignorant Republican scumbag comedian, Dennis Miller. And what the hell was Mike Huckabee doing dragging Chuck Norris around with him everywhere during his campaign? Was Norris his bodyguard or what? LOL.

  313. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Hey at least they didn’t do a start-stop kind of affair, thereby burning the pen early!

    I cannot stand Detroit.

  314. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Congratulations to me and my friend for making the decision not to go to today’s game! Winning and getting rained out intersected for me, anyway.

    :)

  315. Jax March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Yeah HR KC.

  316. idiotpoliticalceleb March 31st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Whatever,

    You must be brain-dead if you think Dennis Miller or Chuck Norris open their yaps about politics half as much as Sarandon and Robbins, or any other lefty lunatic celeb like Clooney, Penn, Streisand, Springsteen, etc.

  317. Razor March 31st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    I thought someone on here for sure would have come up with last Yanks night home opener

  318. Alan March 31st, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    AL teams with domed venues include Minnesota, Tampa Bay, Seattle, and Toronto.
    Warm weather teams include the Angels, Rangers, and A’s.
    The Twins host the Angels later today.
    Schedules could be made up in a fair and revolving way each year similar to the opponent or division changes each year other than the normal divisional rivals.
    For example, this year the Yankees host the Twins once but visit Minnesota twice.
    The Yankees visit Cleveland once and play them at home for one series. After May 8th the Yankees are done with Cleveland for the year unless they meet in the playoffs.
    Ludicrous ???

  319. Pete April 1st, 2008 at 12:49 pm

    I think it’ll be interesting to see Damon and Matsui playing LF together . Who is actually the DH for tomorrows game?


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