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Game postponed

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

It’ll be 7:05 p.m. tomorrow night.

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257 Responses to “Game postponed”

  1. ItalianGreco March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    DAMN!!!!

  2. Corey March 31st, 2008 at 2:29 pm

    of course it is. GRRRR

  3. Jeff NJ March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    oh well.

  4. TIME 4 #27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    Im going to cry…

  5. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

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

  6. ruhiger March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    frustrated to wait again tomorrow night…..

  7. Sam March 31st, 2008 at 2:30 pm

    I’m already crying!! What a waste of a work day!

  8. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    GOD DAMNIT

  9. Jake S March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    You can’t rain out opening day! Now I have no good reason to skip class!

  10. Matt (In Toronto) March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    missed school for nothing, great.

  11. al arodien March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    y is the rain so strong?

  12. Rudy March 31st, 2008 at 2:32 pm

    Waited sooo long only to wait more. =(

  13. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Wow. So all the West Point cadets and others who came out for the opener are supposed to come back tomorrow?

    It looks okay on the radar. Who makes the decision? MLB?

  14. al arodien March 31st, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    why? is the rain so strong?

  15. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    GAH. this really sucks.

    Sorry to all the people who skipped work/school/went to opening day.

  16. Ryan March 31st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    If the Blue Jays are throwing in the outfield, how bad can it really be? They had all day to wait and get it in.

  17. Stuck on 26 March 31st, 2008 at 2:34 pm

    MLB really should give some thought to starting these early April games in domes or warm weather climates. Despite the “save the pregnant whale!”, tree hugging, herbal medicating yahoos cries of global warming, it’s freakin’ cold around here in late March – early April

  18. murphydog March 31st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Failure to launch.

  19. mko March 31st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Well, that sucks…probably won’t have time to watch it live tomorrow.
    I just hope there won’t be any rain at game time tomorrow…

  20. NJ in Tampa March 31st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Well, F.

  21. Brian March 31st, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    I’m disappointed in the Yankees for making this decision. Based on the forecasted rainfall for the rest of the afternoon, the game certainly could have been played.

  22. John March 31st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Does anybody know if the game will be on ESPN tomorrow night?

  23. B(rent) March 31st, 2008 at 2:36 pm

    Is ESPN picking up that game?

  24. Sam March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Let’s hope its not on ESPN, so they dont get to taint the last home opener with their Sox propoganda and Yankee hatred.

  25. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Brian-

    the outfield is wet.

    The tarp only covers the infield.

  26. Matt Waters March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    I’m glad I’m not the only dolt who blew off class to watch Tigers-Royals action.

  27. the original SP March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    What a bummer

  28. Rudy March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    The radar map looks fine, is it still raining at the stadium? I was ready to skip my class and go home to catch some of the game.

  29. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Can I bill the NYY and TOR for the PTO I used to take today off from work?

    They couldn’t have played tonight? What is this, Seattle? Can’t handle a little rain?

    NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. Michael L March 31st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its not even raining in Manhattan!!!!

  31. PJH March 31st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Its not even raining that hard. IF you look at the radar the rain is gonna stop. The drainage system at the stadium is great. This is a joke.

  32. PJH March 31st, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Its not even raining that hard. IF you look at the radar the rain is gonna stop. The drainage system at the stadium is great. This is a joke.

  33. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Stuck on 26-

    Go drag your knuckles, elsewhere.

    http://www.livescience.com/env.....nfall.html

  34. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    I thought that the Yankees were supposed to have one of the best OF drain systems…couldn’t they wait a bit longer to drain the outfield after they take the tarp off the infield?

  35. klem March 31st, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    DISAPPOINTED…VERY DISAPPOINTED.

  36. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Wow… Cabrera hit that HR like it was McDonald’s on ‘Two Double Chz Burgers for $2 Tuesday’.

  37. mel March 31st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    They blow off the game on a day with 80% chance of rain for a day forecasting thunderstorms and 90% chance of rain.

  38. Pat Kelly March 31st, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    Who makes these decisions? A blind man? It’s hardly raining in the Bronx and tomorrow night the weather is supposed to be much worse…

  39. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Countdown… just great. Great , great comment. I’ll have to remember that. LMAO !

    “Go drag your knuckles elsewhere”

    priceless!

  40. justin March 31st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    It would be nice to nice to understand the thought process behind not playing in playable drizzle until it gets to the point that the field is soaked and therefore unplayable.

  41. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Steph why risk hurting a player ?, it suppose to rain all day off and on, plus Wang and Holliday would have to warm up over and over again.

  42. Hockeyplyr11 March 31st, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Sigh……such a watse of a day of excitement for NOTHING! guess i can put away my Yankees clothes all folded up and put it on my dresser for the night! LETS GO YANKEES!

  43. Mike March 31st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    But if you keep all those fans there for hours today and they can go buy souvenirs and $4 hot dogs…now they can go back tomorrow and buy more. See the Yankees can pocket a few extra bucks.

  44. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    This absolutely blows and is such a ridiculously bad decision on the part of whoever made it. I’m so pissed!!!

    At least Cabrera just got me some fantasy points, but this still BLOWS.

    And, the Cubs and Brewers are postponed too? When will MLB learn to have all the openers either in domed stadium or nice weather climates? I mean, the Angels and Twins are playing each other today – what a waste, why can’t one of those teams be home!

  45. wendy March 31st, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    what time was it called?

  46. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Why did they cancel the game? The girl my friend has season tickets with took the train down from Boston. ANd now likely won’t be able to go.

  47. YankeesLuv March 31st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Very Sad. :(

  48. Lauren March 31st, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    that stings. i took a vacation day today. :(

  49. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Hey guys, let’s be optimistic.

    We’ve had rain outs before. Just means we won’t have to go without baseball tomorrow.

  50. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    BronxBomber
    My Venezuelan friend told me he eats arepas – sometimes as many as 14 per night

  51. Patrick March 31st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Nuts…..

  52. TIME 4 #27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    With wang pitching its a good thing that it’s postponed, the ball is wet and it would of been a sloppy game.

  53. Russell NY March 31st, 2008 at 2:44 pm

    Tigers are tearing KC apart – despite it being only 3-0 lol

  54. Jeff March 31st, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Ugh

  55. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    http://mlb.mlb.com/news/articl.....8;c_id=nyy

    I thought that was just a joke – didn’t realize they were actually going to use a tape of Bob Shepherd introducing Jeter

  56. Rich March 31st, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    Oh well. At least I don’t have class tomorrow night and can actually watch the game.

  57. Evil Empire March 31st, 2008 at 2:45 pm

    anyone have tickets they cant use for tomorrow night?

  58. anti-mussina March 31st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    wang’s excuse if he bombs tomorrow night: “i felt too strong”

  59. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Will Wang pitch tomorrow night?

  60. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    what the hell??? i just checked the weather the forecast for the Bronx is WAY worse tomorrow, all day long. ARE WE EVER GONNA GET OUR OPENING DAY!?!$@$ WEFBWRGBBSKJV

    this mega-sucks.

  61. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Looks like I’ll tune in to the Met’s game later and root for Santana to get bombed.

  62. Sam March 31st, 2008 at 2:46 pm

    Who makes these decision? I think before the game, it’s the home team. Once a game starts, its the umpires (I mean, Red sox apologists)

  63. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    “the Angels and Twins are playing each other today – what a waste, why can’t one of those teams be home!”

    oh wow haha – I mean why can’t they both be home, whooops! Now my angst over this game being cancelled is messing with my coherence!

  64. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    So that means they’ll play how many games in a row now? The entire month of April?

  65. Jerkface March 31st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I’m happy, this means I get to see it :3

  66. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I suppose, but if the rain is supposed to be even worse tomorrow with a chance of thunderstorms, it doesn’t really make sense to play the game tomorrow. I don’t want any of the players getting hurt, but from the sound of it, it’s going to be worse tomorrow when they play.
    I guess time will tell.

  67. jk March 31st, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Time to score some cheap tix for tomorrow night!

  68. bigjf March 31st, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    Now I’m likely to miss all or most of the game since I have class. Lame.

  69. Midaz March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Is this an april fools joke?

    So what happens in the presidential elections if the opening game is ppd?

  70. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Alex Gordon gets payback

  71. nathan March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    I am a transplanted New Yorker… guys, let me tell you i dont wish this on any of u.. last year this time i remember the buzz around the city… i am in CA now and these people are sleep walking, i dont even know how many know that MLB season starts today… i am posting my resume on the web.. wish me luck guys

  72. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    If I’d been lucky enough to have had tickets to the game today I’d be really peeved that they made me sit in the mist for three + hours, buying overpriced concessions, before ultimately calling the game.

  73. mike March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    what time was it called???

  74. Berk32 March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Well… you can figure opening day will be Wednesday (‘maybe’)

  75. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 2:49 pm

    Wow – watch the Royal’s make a game of it!

  76. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    Rishi that’s a great story thanks

    Here are some excerpts for everyone else

    “It’s unfortunate, because one of the first things I looked forward to when I was called up was coming to Yankee Stadium and hearing him say my name,” Jeter said on Monday. “I had Bob Sheppard record introducing me. I’ll always come to the plate with Bob Sheppard.”
    Jeter

    Dubbed “The Voice of Yankee Stadium,” Sheppard missed last year’s American League Division Series in October due to a bronchial infection, as well as selected games leading up to the postseason. During his absence, Sheppard’s longtime backup, Jim Hall, will fill in, except for Jeter’s at-bats, of course.

    “We hope to have [Sheppard] back by the month of June,” Yankees spokesman Jason Zillo said.

    Sheppard has kept his actual date of birth a mystery, but he is believed to be in his late 90s. As synonymous with Yankee Stadium as Monument Park, the 2008 campaign marks Sheppard’s 58th anniversary as the Yankees’ public address announcer.

    “Yankee Stadium is Bob Sheppard,” catcher Jorge Posada said.

    Sheppard began his tenure with the club on April 17, 1951, the only instance in which Joe DiMaggio and Mickey Mantle shared an Opening Day outfield.

    He has worked approximately 4,500 baseball games during his career, including 121 consecutive postseason contests (1951 through 2006) and 62 games in 22 World Series. Sheppard was also the voice of football’s New York Giants for 50 seasons until his retirement after the 2005 season.

    Gotta love Jeter

  77. Berk32 March 31st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever…

    Weather is clearing up… and its supposed to be horrible tomorrow…

    Nice way to really frack over the fans at the stadium (i bet they’ll make plenty thanks to double concessions) AND at home (work/school missed)

  78. Steph March 31st, 2008 at 2:50 pm

    It was called somewhere around 11:25 or 11:30.

  79. CY Yang March 31st, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Too bad that Wang cannot celebrate his 28th b-day with a win…

  80. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    I still can’t believe were plau=ying on April Fools :(

  81. Frank Marco March 31st, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    GOD! the yankees suck, mike mussina is done, matsui is horrible not just against lefties, but against everyone.

    we got rained out on opening day, that means we won’t make the playoffs!!!!

    AAAAGGGGHHH!!!

    ;) just kidding guys.

  82. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 2:52 pm

    This game might actually get exciting now that the Detroit bullpen is in a position to blow the lead. Go Gordon!

  83. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    if the rain is too bad tomorrow, what are the odds they have an opening day double header on wednesday?

  84. Frank Marco March 31st, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    AND i skipped class for this….

  85. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    “if the rain is too bad tomorrow, what are the odds they have an opening day double header on wednesday?”

    WHAT ARE YOU NUTS ! 8O

  86. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Brian (from PA)-

    where are you getting your weather reports? Got link?

  87. Brian (from PA) March 31st, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    when was the last time that Opening Day got rained out?

  88. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    So this means the Yanks will have only one day off the entire month of April. At least 5 starts for IPK. Can’t wait to see how he does.

  89. jay destro March 31st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    welcome back north pete

  90. OldYanksFan March 31st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    “If I’d been lucky enough to have had tickets to the game today I’d be really peeved that they made me sit in the mist for three + hours, buying overpriced concessions, before ultimately calling the game.}If I’d been lucky enough to have had tickets to the game today I’d be really peeved that they made me sit in the mist for three + hours, buying overpriced concessions, before ultimately calling the game.”
    ———————————————————-
    Better alternatives:
    1) Call the game at 1:01. Fans would prefer that.
    2) Don’t sell concessions until it stops raining. Saves money.
    3) Not sell tickets to games that might be rained out.
    4) Put $100 million worth of over 32 Yankee Starters on an ultra-slick field the first game of the season.

    WTF is the matter with Yankee Management?

  91. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    This is so disappointing. What a let down after bulding up for today for so long.

  92. Vince March 31st, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Pete, you still got stories to write? Gotta fill that newspaper.

  93. YankeesRfirst March 31st, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    Depressing

  94. Dewey March 31st, 2008 at 2:59 pm

    “if the rain is too bad tomorrow, what are the odds they have an opening day double header on wednesday?”

    Haha.
    Im sure they will add a doubleheader later in the season. They won’t do that this week. No way.

  95. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    OldYanksFan: another alternative: don’t be so snarky.

  96. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    An Opening Day double header.

    Wouldnn’t that be something?

  97. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    “Fitting.

    Shytty day for a shytty team. ”

    and a shytty person is back today I see :)

  98. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:00 pm

    KC beat the Sux last year on OD. can they do the same with Detroit?

    let’s go KC!

  99. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    F my dome? No, fukYo’Dome!

    heh, sorry. i am gonna get a lot of mileage out of that one this year.

  100. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    here come the trolls

  101. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    This is like popping a viagra and then suddenly your wife or girlfriend gets called in to work.

  102. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:03 pm

    “Fitting.

    Shytty day for a shytty team”

    Almost as fitting as your illiteracy is for you, right?

  103. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Anyone up for some troll hunting ?

    RE:
    nypd113th
    March 31st, 2008 at 2:58 pm
    Fitting.

    Shytty day for a shytty team.

    Your intelligence must score off the charts… I wish I had nothing better to do than troll opposing teams websites all day and try to stir up some smack…

  104. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    GO KC, GO KC, GO KC!!!!

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  105. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    yah KC!!

    let’s see if the Tigers bullpen can blow the first of many games.

  106. EY March 31st, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    This blows. It was Wang’s birthday too! Would’ve been the best birthday present for him if he could have the chance to get this game and win it on opening day…

    :(

  107. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    When you buy tickets and get rained out, what happens? Do I get my money back?

  108. Elizabeth--Melky in CF 08 and beyond March 31st, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Is anyone else’s MLB.tv feed freezing?

  109. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    Okay guys. Listen up. I won’t deny that today is not what we wanted, but negative attitudes don’t make anyone feel better, and the trolls feed off of them.

    So what I propose is this: We go around, and everyone says a story of their favorite Opening Day experience, even if you’ve never been to the Stadium on Opening Day, something you remember on TV or whatnot.

    Maybe it’ll put us in a better mood.

  110. chet March 31st, 2008 at 3:07 pm

    The way it works is that since NYC has 2 ML teams only one plays at home while the other is on the road. The Mets and Yankees alternate who opens the season at home. In 08 it was our turn to open at home. The Mets get to play in sunny Miami.

  111. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 3:08 pm

    LETS GO ROYALS – I need something to get excited about

  112. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    And KC ties it up…but Detriot is an awesome team remember? waaay better than all those other teams who can’t get John Buck out!

  113. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    BBB it seems like the NYPD keeps lowering the bar in intelligence

  114. EY March 31st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    GO KC GO!

    Detroit Tigers:
    “Most potent lineup in the American league”
    “Experts pick to win AL Central/AL wildcard”

    *me rolls on the floor laughing*

  115. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    trisha-

    When you buy tickets and get rained out, what happens? Do I get my money back?

    Ha.ha.ha.ha. This isn’t Kazakhstan

  116. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Pete can write a story on how ticked the fans are that the game was cancelled. :)

  117. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Sorry for anyone who is disappointed. Today actually worked out well for me because we made the decision not to drive the 3 and 1/2 hours to the Stadium – my friend did mainly because of the rain possibilities. I’m home pretty sick, and I wasn’t enamored with the seats because of my problems with heights! So we bet the right horse on this one.

  118. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 3:10 pm

    Rebecca: I went to an opening day when I was in law school. What an absolutely wonderful experience! The field was beautiful, the place was decorated with bunting, and the roll call of players is something I’ll never forget. Of course, the weather was a whole lot better than it was today.

  119. Boozer Brown March 31st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    And today’s winner is …. (envelope please) …. any bar within a 3 block area of 161st & River Ave.

  120. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Rebecca -

    Never been to the Stadium on opening day, and I wasn’t a Yankee fan as a young girl child. BUT, it’s hard to beat last season’s opener, with Alex’s HR. I was so rooting for him, and he came through, and I felt that moment would define his season. And it did.

  121. Countdown March 31st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    nypd113th-

    dude, you’re using too much of your own product.

  122. rackem March 31st, 2008 at 3:11 pm

    Boohoo my day has been ruined.

  123. mel March 31st, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Wow. That’s just the coolest thing. Gameday has video alerts of highlights. I just watched Buck’s single to tie the game. Hopefully we’ll be seeing a lot of Yankee highlights this season.

  124. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Because I, too, need something to get excited about in the face of this Opening Day tease, I hope the Cubs absolutely slaughter Milwaukee today. 17 RBI for Sori and 4 errors each for Ryan Butterfingers Braun and Prince (terrible) Fielder.

  125. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 3:12 pm

    Fatcessa and Fruitloops lobbying for Bush to be the next MLB commissioner WTF :evil:

  126. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Well hey I always make the best of a situation. My motto is when life gives you lemons, make lemonade! So at worst I have the actual tickets from the last Opening Day at the old Yankee Stadium as a keepsake.

    :)
    :)

  127. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Good call Doreen…

    Same with Boozer Brown. You know who is the happiest group of people today? The bar owners within walking distance of the Stadium. Same with the bartenders…$$ cha-ching…

  128. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 3:15 pm

    BBB–17 RBI? Dang. That’s what, at least four grannies?

    Ellen and Doreen–great stories =)

  129. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    bronxbomber77 -

    Ain’t that the truth. A bunch of unhappy people who still don’t have to be anywhere for a couple of hours!

  130. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Brandon, please tell me you are kidding…

    Did you hear Bush in the booth with Miller and Morgan last night?

    (Can’t do it verbatim, but it went something like this…)

    “Well, I think, uh, um, the players should do what they can to stop taking that performance….. stuff, and baseball can do a better job testing. We all love the records…”

    Thins coming from the guy that owned the Rangers in the 90′s. Back when there was more steroids in TEX than cactus.

  131. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    At this pace, Leyland will have no one to pitch the 9th inning

  132. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Those pesky Royals!

  133. Andrea March 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    Since it’s postponed, I get to go tomorrow!

  134. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:16 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ha ha ha Detroit you losers!

    KC takes the lead.

  135. TIME 4 #27 March 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Cabrera made an error in the first, many to come…

  136. Jax March 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Go KC!

  137. EY March 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Annnnnd KC takes the lead.

  138. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Yay Grudzie!! Go KC baby!!! Would love love love to see Trey Hillman get his first MLB win on national TV.

  139. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    No win for Verlander. BWAHAhahahaha!

  140. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 3:17 pm

    Grudzielanek = front tunner for Royals MVP…he’s the only one who’s been really productive all day!

  141. TIME 4 #27 March 31st, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Grudzielanek with a single, 4-3 kc…

  142. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:19 pm

    Rebecca: Yup, 4 grannies and an inside the park homer for good measure :D Since I have all this bottled up optimism for today, might as well use it on our old friend Sori!

  143. Jax March 31st, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    Tigers middle relief stinks. And it will be like that for a while, until Zumya comes back.

  144. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:20 pm

    LMAO @ ESPN: “Detroit will have to hope their offense can rally now”…nothing about having to hope their staff pitches better, which speaks volumes.

    Meanwhile why is Brett Tomko in this game for KC, their pen was very good last year and you’d think they have better options…

  145. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 3:22 pm

    Rebecca
    I was at the Reggie bar game in 1978
    From wiki –
    The Yankees’ home opener of the 1978 season, on April 13 against the Chicago White Sox, featured a new product, “the Reggie Bar.” In 1976, while playing in Baltimore, Jackson had said, “If I played in New York, they’d name a candy bar after me.” The Curtiss Candy Company—appropriately enough, producers of the Baby Ruth bar (which the company has maintained was not named after Babe Ruth)—responded with a circular “bar” of peanuts dipped in caramel and covered in chocolate. The Reggie bars were handed to fans as they walked into Yankee Stadium. Jackson hit a home run, and when he returned to right field the next inning, fans began throwing the Reggie bars on the field in celebration. Jackson told the press that this confused him, thinking that maybe the fans did not like the candy. The Yankees won the game, 4-2.

    I had already eaten mine so could not throw it on the field.

    Also my dad brought 2 live crabs into the game once – they were supposed to be a surprise for the bag checker.
    We had a lot of fun with those crabs.

  146. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 March 31st, 2008 at 3:23 pm

    BBB–Why not indeed :-D

  147. Law And Order March 31st, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    DET’s lineup is overrated IMO. CLE is the one to watch out of the Central.

  148. jennifer- Hip Hip Jorge March 31st, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    BOOZER isn’t that the truth!!

  149. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:25 pm

    Rebecca

    Some of my favorite defining moments from the relatively recent past:

    1. Matsui’s granny his first game at the Stadium.

    2. Giambi hitting the homer in that long, long, long game with Minny in the bottom of the 14th or whatever it was, to win the game.

    3. the look on the face of that blowhard Papelsmear when Arod hit the walkoff

  150. Mark March 31st, 2008 at 3:26 pm

    Great job by espn making Brent Musberger a baseball announcer. He is a classic play by play guy.

  151. EY March 31st, 2008 at 3:27 pm

    Hahahaha Ordonez GIDP

  152. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:28 pm

    Again, sorry for the total bolding. I forget to unbold, obviously.

  153. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    Sit, Cabrera!

  154. Jax March 31st, 2008 at 3:29 pm

    They say Detroit is suppose to score 1,000 runs. The Yankees were suppose to do that for the last 4 years too. It never seems to work out that way.
    Also big line-ups never seem to hit come October.

    Detroit’s line-up is too right-handed. I like a balanced line-up.

  155. YankeesRfirst March 31st, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    HAHAHAHAHA Tomko taking it to the heart of that order. That bullpen looks shaky against the KC lineup minus David Dejesus.

  156. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 3:30 pm

    The difference-maker strikes out swinging

  157. EY March 31st, 2008 at 3:31 pm

    AL MVP-in-the-making Ks to end the winning

  158. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:32 pm

    DET’s lineup is not overrated.

    this is just one game. i hope they lose many… but cmon. their lineup IMO is comparable to the Yanks. The Yanks should have better pitching. But don’t discount Detroit as not having one of the best lineups in baseball.

  159. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Trisha – ticket info in the next post

  160. Melissa March 31st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    Boo hiss. I want Yankees baseball NOW!!!!!

  161. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 3:33 pm

    C’mon guys… we’re Yankees fans! Do we really need to root AGAINST another team, like DET?

    I’m all for making fun of certain players individually (ie, Cabrera is fat, Pudge was on juice, Sheff is a hothead, etc.).

    But rooting for another team to lose, on opening day? IMHO, this reeks of Soxism.

    Dumbest bumper sticker in the world:

    “I root for two teams, the Red Sox and whoever is beating the Yankees…”

    Is that optimistic Rebecca? I’m trying…

  162. John in Ohio March 31st, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    Rebecca

    About 1974 or ’75, Tiger Stadium vs. the Yankees. I was with a beautiful girl named Michelle, and there were streakers in the centerfield bleachers.

    The ’70 were full of funny stuff, in every sense of the word.

  163. Drive 4-5 March 31st, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    To OldYanksFan and anyone else who think the Yanks should have called the game earlier,

    The Yanks desperately wanted to get this game in. Tomorrow represents 1 of only 2 days off between now and Monday May 5. With today’s rainout, the Yanks only day off will be Monday April 21. If tomorrow were to get rained out, there are no off days near any toronto series, neccessitating a double header at some point.

  164. Rishi March 31st, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Honestly: I have connections to the Royals and would be rooting for them regardless (unless they are playing the Yankees, of course)

  165. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    I don’t think anyone’s lineup is comparable to the Yanks.

  166. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    bronxbomber,

    the difference is that (at least me personally) am simply rooting against the teams that should contend for the playoffs, thus making it easier for the Yanks. I am not singling out one organization and rooting against them simply because of who they are.

    is that wrong?

  167. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 3:35 pm

    Comerica Park in Detroit is a pitchers park. No way Ordonez repeats last year. Sheffield’s bat has slowed. Even with Cabrera, Tigers won’t score 1000.

  168. Raul March 31st, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    To Mr NYPd 113th

    You are such a resentfull(wonder if u know what it means)person…I fell sorry for you.It must be really difficult to be you.

    GO YANKEES.. AND LETS IGNORE COMMENTS FROM STUPID,IGNORANTS.

  169. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Jax, do you think our lineup is to left-handed? I wish we had another power bat hitting from the Right side. That is the only thing I miss about Sheffield.

  170. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:36 pm

    Bronxbomber – I absolutely root against other teams when I want their opposition to win. I want KC to win. End of that story.

  171. vinny-b March 31st, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    “Great job by espn making Brent Musberger a baseball announcer. He is a classic play by play guy”

    yes. Positive note, for today. IMO, best announcer in the history of sports events.

  172. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    trisha,

    Detroit’s lineup is definitely comparable to the Yanks in terms of scoring potential.

    they actually play the games for a reason… but you have to admit Detroit’s lineup is fierce. Anybody who says the Yanks clearly have a better offense is a Yanks fan. There’s nothing wrong with saying both teams are most likely going to be among the top 3-4 offenses in baseball (if not the top 2).

  173. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    BostonDave, I’m going to have to disagree with you. I don’t think that Mags is going to repeat what he did last year. Sheffield will probably be injured again. I doubt that Pudge will return to his steroid days performance levels. I just don’t see them scoring 1,000 runs.

    Having said that, in the end, their pitching will be their undoing.

  174. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    boston dave I say the Yankees have a superior offense and I will be happy to tell you why I say that by comparing the lineups for you.

  175. nypd113th March 31st, 2008 at 3:39 pm

    “Your intelligence must score off the charts… I wish I had nothing better to do than troll opposing teams websites all day and try to stir up some smack…”

    – Maybe I was talking about Toronto. Last century you guys were so much more relaxed. :)

  176. vinny-b March 31st, 2008 at 3:40 pm

    Fukodome drilled a pitch over Gwynn jr’s head, in centerfield, in his very first at bat.

    Ichiro part 2 ??

  177. Whatever March 31st, 2008 at 3:42 pm

    With the wild card so huge, rooting against any of the contending teams is an absolutely must, as any loss by the Tigers, Indians, Angels, Red Sox, and even possibly the Mariners and Blue Jays helps the Yankees.

  178. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    hey but theere is good news we get to see Fleas boy Johan go against the Mighty Marlins of Florida (no hitter and a shut out book it baby ! ):D

  179. Jerkface March 31st, 2008 at 3:43 pm

    Detroit is too average heavy. Magglio, Polanco, Pudge, Granderson, Inge(for now), Jones, are all very AVG dependent in their OBP.

    Posada, Jeter, Damon(too an extent), A-rod, Giambi, Matsui, and many of our bench players have discipline and will have isoD of >= .080

    Our only real weakness is Melky and Cano, and Melky has shown discipline before.

  180. Fran March 31st, 2008 at 3:46 pm

    An interesting note in the Daily News – with today’s rain out there has never been a game in Yankee Stadium in the month of March (today would have been the first and only one).

  181. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 3:47 pm

    Boston Dave,

    I guess I agree with that. I root against teams that could pose a threat to us not making the playoffs. But, I guess… I dunno…

    It just sounds… lame on opening day, maybe? I don’t know. I like to think we Yankees fans hold ourselves to a higher standard.

    Maybe I’m just too drunk, to be honest with you…

  182. Jax March 31st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    Speaking of Detroit’s lineup being too right-handed Yankee line-up might be the same in 2 years.

  183. TIME 4 #27 March 31st, 2008 at 3:49 pm

    carlos guillen homers 4-4, nothing is going good today…

  184. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    Trisha, I’d like to agree with you b/c I AM a NYY fan. But Detroit has a staggering, powerful, merciless lineup.

    Maybe as a whole, the Yankees are better than the Tigers, when one factors in Lineup, starting pitching, bullpen, intangibles, home park dimensions, versatility, bench, etc.

    But from batters 1-9, the Tigers get a slight edge over the Yankees, in my humble opinion. End of that story…

  185. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 3:51 pm

    “An interesting note in the Daily News – with today’s rain out there has never been a game in Yankee Stadium in the month of March (today would have been the first and only one).”

    stubborn bit** that stadium ain’t she/he :)

  186. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:52 pm

    Laura/trish,

    you are both Yankee fans and biased. Find a non-yankee fan who will argue that the Yanks clearly have the better offense.

    I am a die-hard Yanks fan and have no issue saying the Detroit lineup is at least comparable to the Yanks.

    just as you say Maggs wont repeat, someone can say the same about ARod. Sheff will get injured… then so will Damon, Giambi, and Matsui.

    like i said, nothing wrong with saying both are among the best.

  187. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    Hey bronx we can just agree to disagree on that one! It’s all good.

    By the way, I don’t necessarily root against teams that could make the playoffs since none of them scare me a whit. I tend to root against teams that I consider to be blowhards (and then I always have a soft spot for the underdogs. Probably why I want KC to win.)

  188. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    bronxbomber,

    it does seem early on opening day… but i suppose even if i had no other vested interest, i’d probably root for the underdog (KC). i certainly am not going to lose sleep over the good teams winning.

    if the yanks deserve to make the playoffs, they will.

  189. ellen March 31st, 2008 at 3:54 pm

    Please don’t feed the trolls – they will (hopefully) go away and bemoan Shilling’s injury somewhere else…

  190. BBB March 31st, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    ugh, the more I watch baseball, the more it sinks in that we actually have to wait till tomorrow night to watch the Yankees play :( But I can’t not watch baseball, b/c it’s on after not being on in so long! I will probably watch parts of every game today lol. And, I want KC to win this one as much or more as I want DET to lose…I like Brian Bannister, Alex Gordon (Joba’s college teammate), Hillman and of course Tony Pena Jr.

    KC is really not that bad a team anymore. 3 solid starters, 3 good young hitters, and I’d certainly take their pen over DET’s any day of the week. Oh and I agree w/whoever said it that Cleveland is alot better than Det. Det does have a legitimately great lineup, but I just don’t buy their pitching at all, esp. the pen. They’re still a team to watch tho cause they can beat up on enough bad middle relievers and starters in off-days to win 90+ games. Hmmm sound familiar? LOL. But this year Yankees pitching is a lot better, particularly the bullpen imo, and thus I think we triumph over Detroit both in that area and overall, considering our relatively equally dangerous lineups.

  191. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Hey dave, we want to get this straight pretty fast. I don’t tell anyone here WHY they think the way they do since I can’t know. Don’t tell me WHY I think the way I do. I don’t care who is diehard and who is not. We are not clones of each other. Hopefully some of us think independently. I think the Yankees offense is superior to Detroits. Okey dokey?

  192. Jerkface March 31st, 2008 at 3:55 pm

    Batter vs Batter the Yankees have the edge in all but CF and maybe RF, I don’t think its really debateable.

    If someone wants to argue other wise lets break it down. Magglio will only edge Abreu if he repeats his fantastic batting from last year.

  193. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:56 pm

    bronxbomber,

    i didnt even say Detroit’s lineup was better…. just comparable.

    I am a bit surprised there are people who dispute even that.

  194. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 3:57 pm

    trisha,

    whoopedy doo.

    you are a biased (and apparently casual) yanks fan. thats fine and i applaud your optimism.

    go yanks.

  195. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 3:58 pm

    Okay, so the people that are saying that it’s too early to be rooting against other teams because it’s opening day weren’t rooting against the Crock Sox when they were in Japan?

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

  196. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 31st, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    rain is a very serious thing and shouldnt be taken lightly.

  197. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Hey Trisha,

    I do agree to disagree.

    BUT, I agree with you in the sense that the DET lineup is not the second coming of Murder’s Row like every TV analyst is making them out to be, nor do I think they’ll break the 1000 run mark this season.

    If anything, as I said above, I would only give the DET lineup a *slight* edge over the Yankees, assuming everyone on both teams stays healthy throughout the season, which is virtually impossible.

    But I’ll take the NYY ‘pen, starters and bench over DET any day !

  198. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:01 pm

    Boston dave Oooo, I didn’t know you had the final say in what is right and what is wrong! Sorry kiddie.

    Meanwhile, I don’t answer to you but when you get it wrong, pal, I’ll correct it.

    I am HARDLY a casual fan. Stop psychoanalyzing me.

    YANKEES HAVE A SUPERIOR OFFENSE TO DETROIT. I’M A BIT SURPRISED THERE ARE PEOPLE WHO DISPUTE EVEN THAT!

  199. Doreen March 31st, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    I just turned on the Detroit game. It’s tied y’all. 4-4. Mags just popped up for out 3 with the winning run on base. But, for some reason, I had thought they’d already lost. :(

  200. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    trish,

    you are so frustrated. its quite amusing.

  201. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    Sorry for the bolding! Honest!

    :(

    bronxbombers, I have no difficulty with your or anyone else thinking that they have the edge! Seriously. I just don’t agree with that.

  202. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 4:02 pm

    i wonder if trish will pop if someone pokes her.

  203. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:03 pm

    Yes Dave and you talk out of your ass and I find that equally amusing.

    :)
    :)
    :)

  204. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 31st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    if the detroit tigers were stuck in a barrel of tits, theyd come out sucking their thumbs.

  205. Jerkface March 31st, 2008 at 4:04 pm

    Bomber,

    Why would you give Detroit the slight edge?

    Pudge vs Posada – Posada is a force even in old age, Pudge walked less than 10 times in over 500 ABs last year.

    Shelley/betemit/Giambi/Ensberg vs Guillen – Push to yankee favor depending on how Giambi holds up. Guillen has injury concerns as well.

    Cano vs Polanco – No contest, Cano

    Jeter vs Renteria – Last time Renteria was in the AL he didn’t look too pretty. Jeter is still and will be in the top of offensive short stops. (throw in defense and its another story!)

    A-rod vs Cabrera – Detroit upgraded but still can’t match A-rod. Cabrera is a constant .320/.400/35/100 guy , but A-rod is a constant .300/.400/40+/100+ guy. And he can steal. And defense.

    Abreu vs Magglio – Push, detroit edge if Magglio repeats his performance. Still abreu will obp over .400 or close too it.

    Granderson vs Melky – Detroit, granderson is great

    Jones vs Damon/Matsui – Yankees

    Sheffield vs Matsui/Giambi – Push

  206. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 4:05 pm

    Trisha
    Liked your green tea v red bull comment.

    Good call on not making the trip to the Bronx.
    I was wondering if you sere going to listen to the Marlins announcers do the Mets game – I will.
    If they can’t stop talking about the Mets like they did with the Yanks – I too will feel sorry for them.

    Tigers Yanks Debate:
    They both are great, but it is pretty hard to score 1000
    my 2 cents

  207. nypd113th March 31st, 2008 at 4:06 pm

    Boston Dave ………..still waiting for your visit. Where ya been big guy? ;)

  208. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Trisha and Boston Dave – this internal bickering is having a negative effect on the Yankees karma. Make nice or I’ll use my magic wand to turn you into two of Manny’s dreadlocks.

    : )

  209. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    Hey Jimmy! I figured the game wouldc be on ESPN and I’d watch it. Am I not correct?

  210. Jerkface March 31st, 2008 at 4:07 pm

    And my season predictions:

    Yankees are going to score >= 950 runs

    Detroit will score between 900-950

    Boston will score between 880-920

  211. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Laura
    March 31st, 2008 at 3:58 pm
    Okay, so the people that are saying that it’s too early to be rooting against other teams because it’s opening day weren’t rooting against the Crock Sox when they were in Japan?

    Yeah, that’s what I thought.

    Ummm, actually no. I wasn’t rooting against the Sox. This isn’t a 16-game schedule, like the NFL. I’ll root against the Sox when they ride into the Bronx, or when the NYY travel to that dingy, dark, little porta-potty known as Fenway Pahhhhh-k.

    But when they are playing the Oakland A’s or Ham Fighters, or Carp, or whomever they played, IN MARCH, no less, I could care less. Talk to me in September when the Yankees are clinging to a five game lead for the AL EAST and there’s six games to go and the Sox are playing Baltimore. Heck, I’ll buy a Ripken jersey and root for Baltimore then.

    But in March, opening day, really, anytime before July, I could care less. Thats the great part of a 162-game season, you have all the time in the world to catch up with opposing teams.

    Just look what the Yankees did last year after that AWFUL start. Or in 05, when they started 11-19.

    Maybe its b/c I UNFORTUNATELY live deep in the Lion’s Den, (Sox Nation) and I’ve grown accustomed to keeping my mouth shut at work, bars, social events when baseball is on TV.

    I’m too old to be getting into bar brawls over why Melky is a better CF than Jacoby. I just keep my mouth shut and enjoy the game as a quiet, reserved Yankees fan.

  212. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:08 pm

    Hey Laura, the good karma is here on my end! I don’t care if BVDs thinks Detroit is better. Now if he wants to continue to sulk that I don’t agree, that’s on him!

    :)

  213. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:09 pm

    Laura, just don’t turn me into Maglio’s flowing curls!

  214. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 4:10 pm

    trish,

    at least my ass is capable of an objective view. i hope the yanks score 200+ more runs than detroit. its just not a likely scenario and most people who have an objective opinion would at least concede that the two offenses are COMPARABLE.

    like i said, i applaud your optimism. i wonder, after years of failed attempts, if its equaled in your efforts to find a man willing to spend time with you.

  215. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 31st, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    games that are rained out are not good for baseball

  216. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 4:11 pm

    Laura,

    trish needs that magic wand badly. help her out.

  217. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    isn’t Jose Guillen suppose to have a 25 game suspension for Steroids :?

  218. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    Trisha – not sure – I’m at work so will do the radio thing.
    Will report back

    Laura – thats nothing you should hear Trisha when she really gets going (JK)

  219. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:12 pm

    jerkface I think those calls sound pretty darned right.

    bronxbombers are you right in Beantown? If so I can understand why you go quietly about your business. Because I’m 50 miles north I get more leeway!

  220. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    “But when they are playing the Oakland A’s or Ham Fighters, or Carp, or whomever they played, IN MARCH, no less, I could care less.”

    Well, bronxbomber77, you are a better man/woman than I because I hate the Crock Sox 24/7 365 days a year and root for them to lose each and every game. I probably need some sort of therapy.

    :)

  221. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    nypd,

    lemme know when/where. would be fun. otherwise, i cant say when.

  222. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    Ohhh, geez… Boston Dave. AND Trish…C’Mon now! Are we not all Yankees fans, except for that NYPD troll?

    Everyone take a deep breath, go smoke a butt, and come back in five minutes. There’s no reason to start personally villifying or attacking people…

    Its a very good debate we’re having here, one that I imagine will be conducted on 75% of the Baseball Tonight episodes come this summer.

  223. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:14 pm

    “Laura, just don’t turn me into Maglio’s flowing curls!”

    Is that worse than Manny’s dreads? I don’t know. At least Mags hair looks like it’s been washed recently.

    :p

  224. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 4:15 pm

    bronxbomber,

    all i said was comparable. that’s the funny thing. that’s all it took to get trish in a tizzy. pretty sad.

  225. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:16 pm

    Oh little dave you’re breaking my heart. So everyone here who disagreed with your take is wrong. I get it. Mommy and daddy brought you up to believe you are a superior being.

    At least I don’t sound like a bitter piece of sh*t, mainly because I’m not! But you feel free to be who you are, little davey, and I’ll do the same.

    Now I think I will go back to enjoying the game with the inferior Detroit offense.

    :)

  226. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 4:17 pm

    Trish… I live on the coast of Maine, about 3 hours north of that black hole, Fenway.

    I live in a place where the majority of these people live and die by the Pats and Sox. You can’t talk with them or reason. My few Sox-fan friends up here and I have an agreement where we don’t openly root against the other team in front of each other.

    So I watch the majority of the BOS/NYY games on 60 inches of HD plasma love, in the comfortable confinements of my home. Alone, unless my wife or toddlers join me…

    But the few times we’ve been at a wedding, party, or what-have-you, and the Sox are playing the Yanks, –YES, I keep my mouth shut. I’ve fought those battles too long (went to college at Ermerson in Boston from 96-00, and my roomamte and best friend was a die hard NYY fan.

    Lets just say we weren’t well liked during that time period!!!!

  227. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    my mellow has been harshed – officially

  228. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:18 pm

    Laura you’re right. Mags’ hair does always look clean!

    :)

  229. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Emerson College– Heineken starting to affect fingers…

  230. The J Train- Save The Drama For Yo Mama March 31st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    save the drama for yo mama

  231. Boston Dave March 31st, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    trish,

    here you go:

    http://dictionary.reference.com/

    try these ones first:

    1) comparable
    2) bias
    3) simpleton

  232. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    I might be moving to Stamford, CT next year. Does anyone know if that’s Yankees country or Sox country? My decision may rest on the answer!

  233. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    bronxbombers you definitely have it worse than I do. I can say that there are quite a few Yankee fans in the state, thought I would say it is still majority Dead Sox. But I can always count on finding the interlocking NY somewhere!

  234. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:22 pm

    Hey Laura, something makes me think that Stamford would favor the Yanks.

  235. Jax March 31st, 2008 at 4:23 pm

    Am I the only one who think Gary Cohen looks like Al Trautwig?

  236. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:24 pm

    Trisha, from your mouth to God’s ears.

  237. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 4:25 pm

    :lol:

  238. bronxbomber77 March 31st, 2008 at 4:26 pm

    Ha– Laura, my college roomate was from Stamford, he’s a huge Yankees fan. Him and all his friends.

    The WWE headquarters is also based out of Stamford I believe. At least theyw ere in the late 90′s.

    I think the line is drawn at Hartford… BOS north, NYY south.

    But then again, I was born in Worcester, Ma and I’ve been a Yankees fan since 83, when I was seven and grandpa bought me my first hat, the majestic, beautiful, interlocking NY !

  239. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    Bradon Inge can play anywhere on the field seriously

  240. longtime March 31st, 2008 at 4:27 pm

    STAMFORD yankee country also very expensive

  241. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    TONY PENA JR!

    How nice is that!

  242. Brandon (supporting the new movement "Alex being Alex") March 31st, 2008 at 4:29 pm

    Pena Jr. :D

  243. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 4:30 pm

    Stamford if Yankee country.

    i think Hartford (conn river) is the demarcation line – if there is one

    BTW you all were taling about John Irving yesterday – Love him
    A Prayer for Owen Meany is my Fav
    another 2 cents

  244. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:31 pm

    Jimmy something makes me think you should be able to get the game on MLB TV..

  245. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 4:34 pm

    Trisha – rather just listen – after all it’s not the Yanks
    But thanks

    BTW the radio guys So far sound pretty normal.
    no gushing over the opposing team

  246. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:37 pm

    jimmy

    So you probably had it spot on when you figured why they were gushing the other night.

  247. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    by the way

    One of my LEAST favorite things in baseball is extra innings games. I always figure that the first team NOT to make a mistake is the team that will win.

  248. Jimmy 27 March 31st, 2008 at 4:40 pm

    “spot on” classic -thanks

  249. OldYanksFan March 31st, 2008 at 4:43 pm

    I would give the Yanks offense a very slight advantage IF, and only IF, Giambi, JD and Melky have decent oe better years (.900, .820 and .760 OPS respectively)

  250. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:44 pm

    “STAMFORD yankee country also very expensive”

    Whew, thank God for the “Yankee country” part. Holy crap for the “very expensive” part.

  251. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:45 pm

    :)

    Nice job by Soria. I actually thought the the two balls looked like strikes.

  252. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:46 pm

    YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Great job by KC!

    Where is that vaunted Detroit offense when you need it…

    Hardee har har!

    :)

  253. trisha March 31st, 2008 at 4:47 pm

    Laura, I think that you are going to find that most NY bedroom communities are going to be kind of expensive.

    :(

  254. OldYanksFan March 31st, 2008 at 4:53 pm

    Zito gives up 3 in the 1st. If I was SF, I would resign Bonds. They need one position player worth watching.

  255. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    Trisha, I know. I was born and raised in Manhattan, but moved to ChiTown for work back in ’93. I left my family behind and they have told me about how expensive NYC et al has gotten since I left. I was hoping CT would be within reason, but it’s sounding like it’s not.

  256. Laura March 31st, 2008 at 4:55 pm

    That Zito deal is closing in on being almost as bad as our Pavano deal. Almost, but not quite.

  257. longtime March 31st, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    the Zito deal is worse! He’s pitching!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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