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A-Rod not so clutch in the delivery room

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 06, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

YES has a new show called YESterdays. It’s a look back at a person’s life with assorted special guests. The show on Alex Rodriguez will be premiering on Wednesday after the Indians-Yankees game at approximately 11 p.m.

The folks at YES were nice enough to send over a transcript of some of the comments. Here is Cynthia Rodriguez talking about how Alex handled the birth of their first daughter:

“As tough and big as he seems, he is real wimpy around doctors or any type of medical situation. I don’t know why I thought the birth of our child would be different. In the middle of the night, I realized that I needed to go to the hospital. I wake him up. The first thing that comes out of his mouth, ‘Can we call your mother?’ And I started, ‘No. Let’s wait and make sure that I am in labor, and make sure that, you know, it’s the middle of the night.’ And go to the hospital and everything. And finally, a few hours later, I said, ‘I think you can call my mom now.’

“Uh, and the color came back to his face when I told him he could call my mom. And then forget it. I was like not even having a baby; he was the one. The one nurse had a cold cloth on his head. The other nurse had the blood pressure on his arm. And my mother was like rubbing his back. And he is passed out on a couch. And I am there, in the middle of labor. And really, I am not being paid much attention to besides the doctor and a couple of nurses. And he is there moaning. In between pushing, I am going, ‘Honey, are you OK?’ And are you breathing? Are you OK?’ “

 
 

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138 Responses to “A-Rod not so clutch in the delivery room”

  1. John May 6th, 2008 at 12:04 pm

    Was Robin Williams the doctor, a la Nine Months? “That is why de women have de babies. Because men can’t handle the paaaaaaa….”

  2. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 12:06 pm

    my brother passed out watching his kid get delivered, Alex was not so different I see :lol:

  3. Southern Yankee May 6th, 2008 at 12:08 pm

    Anyone have Cynthia’s stats for ninth inning situations… or where does she fall in all-time Home Run hitters list.

    We all have our own specialties. I don’t think A-Rod’s birthing techniques need to be MVP caliber. Love to see him back in clean-up ASAP !!!

  4. S.A.-I am still happy Phil Hughes was saved! May 6th, 2008 at 12:09 pm

    Hahahaha

  5. Jeff NJ May 6th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Wow this article hits home. My wife is due in 6 weeks, we have our first Birthing Class tonight. I’m not a medical person, I can’t even watch those operations on science channels. Hopefully I won’t be like A Rod when the big day comes.

    Of course he does do a nice job of bringing home the bacon, so he’s not all bad.

  6. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    Heh, I came out so fast, my dad and the doctor almost missed it! :-D

  7. Shepherd May 6th, 2008 at 12:12 pm

    hah the dude can hit a homerun 540 feet but can’t handle his son’s birth when his wife is going thru a lot of pain. haha wat a girl.

    but seriously lets go a-rod turn those rbi w/RISP around – we need you there.

  8. JB May 6th, 2008 at 12:14 pm

    He was probably just nervous that the baby might pop out high into the air and he would have to catch it. He’s never been much good with that.

  9. Westerner99 May 6th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    It would be interesting to hear and see how Alex and Cynthia interact. I have to think she runs the show.

  10. S.A.-I am still happy Phil Hughes was saved! May 6th, 2008 at 12:16 pm

    Congrats Jeff NJ. Good luck!

  11. Bob May 6th, 2008 at 12:20 pm

    It makes for a nice story.

  12. raymagnetic â„¢ May 6th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Hilarious. :)

  13. Say it ain't so May 6th, 2008 at 12:25 pm

    Gee, Alex, we know you love attention, but this is going a bit too far ;-)

  14. Frank Discussion May 6th, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    My daughter was born on October 7, 2006. While my wife was in her room waiting to go down to surgery (emergency c-section) she was watching the game on the television. We all know the outcome of that game, but for me the day was the best one of my life.

  15. gayle May 6th, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Maybe then it is a good thing he missed the delivery of the second child by a few minutes

  16. mel May 6th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    Such a drama queen! Always got to be the center of attention. lol.

    Funny story. Does anyone know if they have the shows archived online?

  17. Fredo Corleone May 6th, 2008 at 12:30 pm

    What an incredible wuss!!!!

    Now I’m concerned it’s going to take three months for him to recover from the quad. Jeesh.

    Best of luck Jeff. Nothing like it. Been there three times and even though my oldest is headed to Boston College come September, I still fondly recall every detail of the day he was born.

  18. jay destro May 6th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    i can see the back pages now:

    BIG BABY ALEX

  19. Doreen May 6th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Well, at least we know now that the timing of his arrival for the birth of his second daughter was, in fact, miraculous! Had he arrived any sooner, he would have been totally in the way!

    Jeff NJ -

    I hope everything goes well for you and your wife. I had two babies, and I can’t watch those medical shows or birthing shows, either. It’s very, very different when it’s your own child.

  20. jay destro May 6th, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    mel: it debuts later this week

  21. saucY May 6th, 2008 at 12:34 pm

    i may tivo this for an off-day… to much michael kay in one day may make me insane. :|

  22. Patrick May 6th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    I’m surprised A-rod didn’t walk away from his wife in the middle of labor without saying a word.

    A-FRAUD FAILS TO ‘DELIVER’

  23. NJ in Tampa May 6th, 2008 at 12:36 pm

    Haha, I don’t blame him!

  24. mel May 6th, 2008 at 12:37 pm

    jay,

    Thanks.

    Doesn’t look like any of the Yesterdays are archived. You guys will just have to do a play-by-play for us.

  25. Girardi on the DL May 6th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Some people are terrible when it comes to seeing others in pain or discomfort.

    My wife gets distraught at the sight of blood. Yet she had 4 children – natural birth – without any medication. I was there through all 4 births. The only thing that bothered me was the sound of the appeasiotomy.

    I’ve known men who can take a great deal of pain on themselves, yet practically faint when seeing blood on someone else.

    While I think its comical that A-Rod got so much attention, the medical personnel are well acquainted with situations like that. Sometimes the attention focus going to the spouse can make it easier on the woman.

  26. Steph May 6th, 2008 at 12:41 pm

    Haha, poor A-Rod. Can’t wait to watch the show!

  27. Steve May 6th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    That is pretty hilarious. Cynthia should have called Jeter to help deliver the baby. He would have been cool under the pressure, blowing bubbles and not sweating. As long as the baby didn’t come out too far to his left.

  28. Fred Zeppelin May 6th, 2008 at 12:42 pm

    I’ll cut him a break. Maybe he thought that Shelley Duncan would be the first one in the waiting room to congratulate him….or that Krazy Kyle would send Cynthia to a taxidermist while Ensberg looked on in wonder…I’d be nervous also.

  29. rover May 6th, 2008 at 12:44 pm

    So Arod has something in common with me. ha!

  30. mel May 6th, 2008 at 12:45 pm

    saucY,

    I think we’ve discovered some new mental conditions and diseases:

    -Michaelkaytitis (inflammation of the Kay)
    -Kayhomophobia (fear of the Kay man)
    -Kay Dysfunction (Kay doesn’t work)

  31. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    “As long as the baby didn’t come out too far to his left”

    so uncalled for :lol:

  32. Papelboner May 6th, 2008 at 12:46 pm

    I’m excited about this yesterdays since we really don’t know much about A-Rod

  33. Nick in SF May 6th, 2008 at 12:48 pm

    Unfortunately, the nurse told Arod to “think about your happy place” and he said “ahhhh, Scores.”

  34. Yanksrule57 May 6th, 2008 at 12:50 pm

    I didn’t get to see how I would have handled the birth of our son as I was on a submarine patrol until he was 6 weeks old.

    On the plus side, he was sleeping through the night by then.

  35. Stu H May 6th, 2008 at 12:53 pm

    Imagine what Cynthia might have to say if she and ARod were having a divorce. Ouch.

  36. Guy Incognito May 6th, 2008 at 12:54 pm

    mel

    Don’t forget the strange affliction that came to America from the Far East, Kayigawa.

    Victims of Kayigawa have extreme sensitivity to light, requiring sunglasses for daylight hours, as well as the strangest feature of the disease, propensity towards awful motor control, affecting one’s aim during activities like driving or pitching.

  37. Russell NY May 6th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    This just in from a reputable source:

    “The Yankees have reserved the right to sign Alex Rodriguez’ future male child, at the age of two, to a 38 year, $15mil per year contract”

  38. ItalianGreco May 6th, 2008 at 12:58 pm

    LOL @ Guy

  39. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 12:59 pm

    “Imagine what Cynthia might have to say if she and ARod were having a divorce. Ouch.”

    Alex response would be, “easy for you to say, you didn’t actually have to see it”

  40. John May 6th, 2008 at 1:00 pm

    How’s this for a baby birth story? My eldest daughter was born on Sunday night, October 17th, 2004. Most of you will remember that day, and not likely in a positive light. On the previous Saturday night, October 16th, my wife and I watched the Yanks beat the Sox in Game 3, 19-8, with the game ending well after midnight. Man, did I sleep well that night.

    Late the next morning, my wife started getting contractions, and we headed to the hospital. The event lasted for basically the entire day, and we were in the birthing room at NYU when Game 4 started. Yes, we had it on, and the doctor (a woman!) and I watched it for about a half hour before our full attention was needed.

    Finally, at 8:55 p.m., our daughter was born. After hearing about the Sox tying it up in the 9th from my father, I lost track (read: didn’t care). Such was the case for the next three days while I shuttled back and forth from hospital.

    I’ll tell ya. If there’s something out there to take the edge off of the biggest postseason collapse in baseball history, it’s having your first daughter born right when the walls start crumbling down.

  41. JoeT YANKEES - Joba = SP May 6th, 2008 at 1:02 pm

    Oh yeah!! just scored FREE tickets to Tuesday’s game at the Trop right behind the Yankees dugout!!

  42. mel May 6th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    Guy,

    LOL. I knew you’d guys turn it to him, even though I support all the Yankees, even if they leave their pitches up.

    However, I’m losing my patience with the one who has refusetoavoidtheshiftitis.

  43. mel May 6th, 2008 at 1:03 pm

    ack!

    *you guys would*

  44. Amanda from La. May 6th, 2008 at 1:04 pm

    this story makes me laugh. it’s nice to get to hear about another side of A-Rod, and fortunately it’s a story we can all laugh at.

  45. Gus G. May 6th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Ha! I remember when my son was born last year, the only thing that kept playing in my mind was the voice of my co-worker “Whatever you do don’t look beneath the gown, it’ll mess you up.”

    Good advice.

  46. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 1:06 pm

    Yeah, uh, I’ve never been in a delivery room for (somewhat) obvious reasons.

    However, I hear my father almost dropped me on my head because he had never held a baby before.

  47. JoeT YANKEES - Joba = SP May 6th, 2008 at 1:08 pm

    “However, I’m losing my patience with the one who has refusetoavoidtheshiftitis.”

    Ugh…. don’t even get me started – just POKE it for a basehit

  48. Rockin' Rich May 6th, 2008 at 1:11 pm

    What a wimp. Guess he and his wife didn’t do the LaMaze thing! We (my wife, actually) did it three times.

    Butch up, Arod!

    Cynthia, if you have another kid, I’m in Boca, but I’ll drive down to the Gables to help you out so your wussy husband can chill.

  49. Blargh May 6th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    Wouldn’t fear of the Kay man be more like Kayandrophobia or something?

  50. Jeff NJ May 6th, 2008 at 1:12 pm

    thanks for the well wishes my peeps. Ok we’re off to meet a pediatrician.

  51. Whitey Fraud May 6th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Wonder if Cyn was wearing her lucky t-shirt?

    You know the one…
    http://www.nypress.com/images/news003a.jpg

  52. AV May 6th, 2008 at 1:14 pm

    Yawn

  53. Whitey Fraud May 6th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    We need to start another thread for Michael “If You See” Kay…

    What a tumor!

  54. S.A.-I am still happy Phil Hughes was saved! May 6th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    So Mark Jackson to be named the Knicks coach?
    Happy? Sad? Don’t give a crap?

    From Knicksblog:
    http://tinyurl.com/6zhrln

  55. JoeT YANKEES - Joba = SP May 6th, 2008 at 1:16 pm

    there you go Rich, i’m not the only one in Boca!!

    3 hours to the 4:00 line-up lol
    Lets take a stab at it

    Damon LF
    Jeter SS
    Abreu RF
    Matsui DH
    Giambi 1B (UGH)
    Cabrera CF
    Cano 2B
    Ensberg 3B
    Molina C

    Pettitte goes 6 5 3 3 2 5 (woo Quality start!!)

  56. al arodien May 6th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    thats really funny!!! me myself was very relaxed when my son was born! but i know that my father fainted when my mother had her first child!

  57. gianthinker May 6th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Peter- What’s going on with Derrick Turnbow? Are we still looking at him or i he gonna sign elsewhere?

  58. Elle May 6th, 2008 at 1:18 pm

    Oh dear. I’m a huge A-Rod fan, and he is definitely big, but, well, this report doesn’t surprise me one bit.

    Thanks for sharing the details, Pete.

  59. mel May 6th, 2008 at 1:19 pm

    Advice for future fathers:

    1. Don’t tell jokes. Nothing’s funny when waves of pain are washing over you.

    2. Don’t get irritated. Everything is magnified during childbirth.

    3. Do be overindulgent. Giving birth is like pushing out a watermelon.

    3. If you don’t like the sight of blood, don’t look.

    4. Keep the smelling salts close by.

    5. Remember that cutting the cord’s not as easy as it looks.

    6. Don’t forget to buy the mom a really nice gift. Really, really nice.

  60. YankeeMaude May 6th, 2008 at 1:20 pm

    Where’s the outrage against the White Sox?
    If the Red Sox did that crap this blog would explode.

    Note to Guillen: the year is 2008!! WTFU!

  61. SMS46 May 6th, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    You’d think with the doctor sitting there like a catcher he’d be more comfortable. Ought to make for some funny conversations at the plate when he comes off the DL.

    To be fair, and having been there myself, dads’ don’t deal well in the delivery room. There was a reason you used to see men pacing “outside”, and waiting for the good news.

    Alex, cigars all around?

  62. Rockin' Rich May 6th, 2008 at 1:23 pm

    Cute, Mel. Especially the gifts.

    Don’t forget back-rubs, ice chips, low voice, good music (wife’s choice) and low lights. Plus lotsa patience.

  63. 56Bomber May 6th, 2008 at 1:25 pm

    “The only thing that bothered me was the sound of the appeasiotomy.”

    Got a chill just reading that… but I agree… I did not expect that sound at all.

  64. mel May 6th, 2008 at 1:28 pm

    YankeeMaude,

    I read the quotes and thought, “what a butt”.

    But when you watch it on tv, it’s funny. First of all there’s a lot of beeps. Second, he makes some very valid points. The 2nd teams in a city (Mets, Clippers, Jets) just don’t get any respect. Third, he’s swearing like a stevedore, but he’s wearing these very clean-cut rimless glasses.

    I think he started off mad, then just ran with it. By the end he’s calling the owner the “worst owner”. He’s laughing and saying he’s got to give Mariotti and the radio guys something to talk about.

    Ozzie being Ozzie, just trying to shake up the team.

  65. mel May 6th, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    What sound are you guys talking about? Did it rip on its own? I thought the standard procedure was anesthesia and a cut so there’s no rip.

  66. 56Bomber May 6th, 2008 at 1:35 pm

    mel

    there was no rip… but to me the cut itself sounded like a rusty scissor cutting construction paper. not a bad sound if its a rusty scissor cutting construction paper… but it wasn’t.

  67. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 1:36 pm

    For the record, it’s spelled episiotomy.

  68. barry May 6th, 2008 at 1:37 pm

    How did the death toll in Myanmar rise from 500 yesterday to 22,500 today? wow.

  69. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 1:38 pm

    barry: It’s called a military junta.

    You think Joe Girardi’s bad with the media…

  70. mel May 6th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    56Bomber,

    Oh, thank goodness. I thought there was…you know. I don’t know how they did it in the old days or in third world countries.

    We need a new topic or thread. :)

    How about Andy? Isn’t Roger a good friend to take the heat off of him?

  71. cj May 6th, 2008 at 1:41 pm

    “Don’t forget to buy the mom a really nice gift. Really, really nice.”

    My wife got pearls for our first and a house for our second.

  72. Dirk in Rockland May 6th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    Jeff,
    My wife had her 2nd C-section last Monday (not yesterday). It was so cool. I was able to see Hannah come out of my wife’s body. The TV makes it look somewhat interesting. When you actually see it, it is unbelievable. IT was great. Of course, I saw it from my wife’s head– so I did not see too much of anything else.

    Mel is right about the cord cutting. It is sooo not easy. It is like cutting thru rubber. Congrats on the baby to come.

  73. YankeeDiva May 6th, 2008 at 1:42 pm

    That’s a funny story. He’ll be alright though, he appears to be a great father (onces the kids have made it safely into the world). He did mention with the new baby that it was better that he was late now we know why. :)

  74. Andrea May 6th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    When my brother and sister were born, men weren’t allowed in the delivery room. When I was born, those rules had changed. He just went on pretending they hadn’t changed and stayed in the waiting room.

    He passed out during the blood tests before he and my mom got married. He’s not good at hospitals either. he probably would have been in worse shape than Alex if he had come in a delivery room.

  75. 56Bomber May 6th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    Yeah… Roger is a real buddy. Real classy guy too.

  76. Blargh May 6th, 2008 at 1:43 pm

    “barry: It’s called a military junta.

    You think Joe Girardi’s bad with the media…”

    Or the rest of the world? :P

  77. saucY May 6th, 2008 at 1:45 pm

    the thing about ozzie’s rant is that he’s basically looking for some bandwagon fans due to the championship a few years ago. well, i guess bandwagoners in the seats is better than nothing.

  78. mel May 6th, 2008 at 1:47 pm

    cj,

    Veeerry nice.

    Dirk,

    Would help if the scissors weren’t so dull, huh?

  79. YankeeMaude May 6th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

    I was refrering to the sex doll shrine not Guillen’s rant.
    http://www.dailyherald.com/sto.....38;src=162

    Can’t wait to hear the excuses for this.

  80. Dirk in Rockland May 6th, 2008 at 1:53 pm

    mel– i was drinking hot tea (well I guess warm tea)– and almost spit right out. That is so funny– but so true. The nurses had to keep on telling me its ok….and that I just needed to keep on going. I thought that I must have been doing something wrong. But it would have been a whole lot nicer if they would have sharpened them and then given the scissors to me. :)

  81. Slu May 6th, 2008 at 1:58 pm

    And this is posted here and I should care about this because?

    Talk about a slow news day…

  82. Andrea May 6th, 2008 at 2:00 pm

    Slu: most of us like the little tidbits Pete gives us. you don’t have to, but we like them.

  83. Slu May 6th, 2008 at 2:05 pm

    Andrea: I like Pete’s tidbits…about baseball. And tidbits that I can’t get from watching a TV show.

    Ah, but different strokes, as they say…

  84. Dirk in Rockland May 6th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    Why this is posted here?? Because it shows normalcy in an athlete’s life. It is also somtthing that people can relate to. I appreciated this entry by Pete. It shows a lighter side of Alex– but also a real side of Alex that no one knows about. It also reminded me of the experience I had when my daughter was born last week.

  85. Fran May 6th, 2008 at 2:06 pm

    It does explain why Alex was glad he missed the arival of the second child.

    Also read that on that show Alex says that Olerud was the best defensive first baseman he ever played with and that the Olerud injury vs. Boston cost the Yankees that series.

  86. Delta Hotel Lima May 6th, 2008 at 2:07 pm

    Actually, in Myanmar, they call the “military junta” the State Peace and Development Council.

  87. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:09 pm

    YankeeMaude,

    Sorry! I went on my own little rant. Yeah. Blowup dolls and clubhouses are never a good idea. The bats just prove what we all know: Average IQ and common sense are inverse functions of group size. And men are pigs. :)

    Dirk,

    I think a saw would’ve been the right tool. Just kidding, men are just as sentimental about certain things as women are and the cord cutting seems to be very significant for a lot of men.

  88. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:11 pm

    my god Abraham Almonte and Wady Rufino both hit 3 run shots for Charleston today

  89. sunny615 May 6th, 2008 at 2:12 pm

    I don’t keep track of farm hands as well as I should so I was wondering if anyone was in the know on how the following prospects are doing?

    Steven Jackson
    Humberto Sanchez (is he throwing yet)
    Kevin Whelan
    Anthony Claggett
    Dellin Betances
    Juan Miranda
    Hario Heredia
    Jesus Montero
    JB Cox
    Mark Melancon
    Jeff Marquez
    and Zach McAllister

    I heard Tabata got a 3 game for bailing on the Thunder Team – how is he doing now?

  90. JoeT YANKEES - Joba = SP May 6th, 2008 at 2:14 pm

    last I saw some1 post about Tabata was he was 3-3 yesterday and had a couple hits the day before so I guess he responded pretty well to a well deserved suspension

  91. John in Ohio May 6th, 2008 at 2:15 pm

    I almost passed out at the Lamaze movie….seriously.

    Needless to say, I didn’t go in for either of my kids’ arrivals.

  92. Dirk in Rockland May 6th, 2008 at 2:16 pm

    I understand what you are saying… I think for some men— the cord cutting is very significant…. for me it was just the experience that was great.. I was unable to do it with my first. The nurses can use their weak scissors to cut it next time. I would do it only if I had some power equipment.

  93. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    How about A-rod? Anyone heard the prognosis or timetable for return to the team? He’s probably not going to do rehab assignments,right?

  94. david s May 6th, 2008 at 2:17 pm

    my wife had a csection sat morn at 4 am. Got pics and everything. Pretty exciting.

  95. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

    Okay, ladies, I think this is one thread where the guys have much better stories than we do!

  96. Andrea May 6th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    slu: it IS a slow news day. might as well read something fun, right?

  97. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:21 pm

    Congratulations to all the new dads. (I hope you change diapers!)

    Protect the young’uns, the sky is falling!

    http://sports.espn.go.com/mlb/.....d=tab5pos2

  98. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:26 pm

    Steven Jackson is in AAA struggling a bit but in AA he got on a streak

    Humberto Sanchez has been throwing since April 13th from the mound, he has debut yet

    Whelan is in extended ST

    Claggett is in AA now just got promoted and is in his early chance

    Betances is in A ball is in his rooki A ball season, his plus is his strikeout ability, but the GO/AO and BB are a bit disturbing, you do have to take in effect it’s his first season paying attention to repeating mechanics

    Juan Miranda is in AAA w/ Wilson Betemit’s addition he loss time on the field temporarily, Miranda had the hottest bat in Scranton I think it was a 9 game hitting streak

    Heredia Aball- has an injury not serious, he’s pitching well

    Jesus is in Aball freaking killing the ball, will be there all season

    JB Cox was promoted to AA not too long ago he has 4 IP 2H an no ER so far in AA

    Melancon is in Aball on a good streak right now 16.1 IP straight w/ 1 ER for Melancon

    Marquez is struggling mightly in AAA and needs to be sent down

    Zach McCallister has been the best SP in this system, he is dominating A ball at 20 yrs. old an ERA of 0.92 and a GO/AO 65-21 and is averaging 6.5 IP per start.

  99. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    oh and Tabata is 7 for 12 eversince his return from suspension

  100. JoeT YANKEES - Joba = SP May 6th, 2008 at 2:27 pm

    I read that article up until the “dethrone the red sox” thing… They won the division one time, we’ve still won what’s it 12 of 13? It was one year and they make it sound like the red sox are the best thing to ever happen to baseball.

  101. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Brandon, it’s amazing how much info you have from the entire system. What’s your main sources? If I wanted to, you know, look for myself?

  102. Doreen May 6th, 2008 at 2:33 pm

    Mel -

    I don’t think they want to really know our stories!

    But, yeah, there’s been some really cool reminiscing here today.

    White Sox and the blow-up dolls. It’s disgusting, it’s juvenile, it’s sexist, it’s horrendous, it is so incredibly inappropriate. Don’t these “men” have wives, mothers, sisters and/or girlfriends? It doesn’t surprise me, but it does disgust me. The mob mentality and no one willing to stand up and make it right. (Sounds about par for the course in a men’s locker room.)

  103. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:35 pm

    Steven Jackson is in AAA struggling a bit but in AA he got on a streak

    Humberto Sanchez has been throwing since April 13th from the mound, but has yet to debut

    Whelan is in extended ST

    Claggett is in AA now just got promoted and is in his early stages this season

    Betances is in A ball is in his rooki A ball season, his plus is his strikeout ability, but the GO/AO and BB are a bit disturbing, you do have to take in effect it’s his first season paying attention to repeating mechanics

    Juan Miranda is in AAA w/ Wilson Betemit’s addition he loss time on the field temporarily, Miranda had the hottest bat in Scranton I think it was a 9 game hitting streak

    Heredia A ball- has an injury, not serious, he’s pitching well

    Jesus is in A ball freaking killing the ball, will be there all season

    JB Cox was promoted to AA not too long ago he has 4 IP 2H an no ER so far in AA

    Melancon is in A ball on a good streak right now 16.1 IP straight w/ 1 ER for Melancon

    Marquez is struggling mightly in AAA and needs to be sent down

    Zach McCallister has been the best SP in this system, he is dominating A ball at 20 yrs. old an ERA of 0.92 and a GO/AO 65-21 and is averaging 6.5 IP per start.

    oh and Tabata is 7 for 12 eversince his return from suspension

    seriously too much work today :?

  104. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    Brandon: Thanks for that! You’ve got shades of SJ in you!

  105. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    “Brandon, it’s amazing how much info you have from the entire system. What’s your main sources? If I wanted to, you know, look for myself?”

    Milb.com
    RiverAveBlues
    MVN.com
    scout.com
    nomaas.org
    NYYFANS board

  106. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Doreen,

    Yeah, I don’t think they could handle them. They avoid shots and doctors at all costs, yet are the first to complain at the slightest ache or sniffle! j/k guys.

  107. jimmy27 May 6th, 2008 at 2:38 pm

    Doreen: Bravo!

    What’s the deal with Tabata and this suspension? He needs a mentor – Bernie should have a chat with him.

  108. Fredo Corleone May 6th, 2008 at 2:39 pm

    Brandon:

    I think Miranda is on the DL

  109. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:40 pm

    “Brandon: Thanks for that! You’ve got shades of SJ in you!”

    not even close, SJ is like a damn scout, CB is like sabermaterician of baseball and then there’s Whozat who sometimes resembles CB as just that :lol:

  110. S.A.-I am still happy Phil Hughes was saved! May 6th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Torre on WFAN with crazy and crazier right now.
    If anyone wants to listen in

  111. kim May 6th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    brandon,

    i know this is really, really late, but fyi the stats you kept posting earlier about risp are wrong… those are their regular season averages… at the risk of you calling me a butt kisser, if you check yankees.com then i believe jeter is leading with risp with .464 …. (not to take away anything from matsui)

  112. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    “I think Miranda is on the DL”

    yeh when Betemit was called down ;)

  113. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    jimmy,

    We need to find Cano a mentor first. Try read the Klapisch article I linked ^^. The part about Cano & Bowa was about the only thing that made sense.

  114. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 2:41 pm

    Brandon: Yeah, but you’re what? 16, 17 years old was it? You’ve got time. You know your stuff.

  115. Fredo Corleone May 6th, 2008 at 2:42 pm

    “What’s the deal with Tabata and this suspension? He needs a mentor – Bernie should have a chat with him.”

    Probably just frustration over his first true failure as a baseball player. He’s come back from the suspension hitting a little bit, so that speaks well, but he should be in Tampa and should have been in Tampa from the get go.

  116. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:43 pm

    Brandon’s a minor?!?

  117. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    I think when we once went around asking ages on the blog, Brandon was the youngest, but I might be wrong on that.

  118. NYPD113th May 6th, 2008 at 2:48 pm

    “In between pushing, I am going, ‘Honey, are you OK?’ And are you breathing? Are you OK?’ ”

    - Sounds as useless in the delivery room as he is in the playoffs.

  119. Blargh May 6th, 2008 at 2:51 pm

    Brandon’s in his early 20′s, IIRC

  120. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    “brandon,

    i know this is really, really late, but fyi the stats you kept posting earlier about risp are wrong… those are their regular season averages… at the risk of you calling me a butt kisser, if you check yankees.com then i believe jeter is leading with risp with .464 …. (not to take away anything from matsui)”

    Kim your right I read those statline wrongs, I short changed Jetes, my mistake on the RISP stats I read the wrong line :? My apologies to the blog I goofed on this big time…

    Jetes- .464/.484/.643
    Melky- .292/.367/.583
    Bobby- .406/.457/.656
    Damon- .286/.385/.667

  121. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 2:53 pm

    Okay, so I’m wrong. Brandon, my apologies.

  122. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    “Brandon’s in his early 20’s, IIRC”

    yup.

  123. mel May 6th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Rebecca,

    You had me rolling last night when you didn’t get my Chinese pitcher’s duel joke last night. :lol:

  124. Doreen May 6th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    There are people in this world, and some of them are actually very nice, very pleasant people that we like most of the time, who are attention-sucking vacuums. They are needy and they attract people who like to take care of other people. ARod is possibly one of those people.

    But, in this situation, he’s certainly not alone.

  125. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 6th, 2008 at 2:56 pm

    mel: Hah, well, it was late (NY time, anyway), I was tired, and it went way over my head!

  126. William Buckner May 6th, 2008 at 2:57 pm

    Anyone want to see something interesting? SI listed the best players for their numbers of all times 0-22. Check out how many are yankees. even the ones that arent, get the runner up. Only one I saw coming, but I think is wrong is Cal Rip for 8 (yogi was runner up but I feel had a better career).

    sportsillustrated.cnn.com/multimedia/photo_gallery/0804/mlb.best.baseball.players.numbers.0-22/content.25.html

  127. saucY May 6th, 2008 at 2:58 pm

    mel, i browsed yesterdays comments this morning, as i often do during my first cup of coffee. the chinese pitching matchups was good :lol:

  128. saucY May 6th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    William Buckner – i heard a radio show do the same thing, only not limiting the numbers to baseball. lots of yankees, but not enough if you ask me.

  129. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 7) May 6th, 2008 at 3:01 pm

    so who saw this

  130. mel May 6th, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    Doreen,

    Is that you? You did not just write that! I’m shocked! Not that you’d make an astute observation like that, but that you’d actually post it. lol.

    **I actually thought you were talking about a certain troll until I got to the Arod part.

    Rebecca & saucY,

    Wang vs Lee on Kung Fu Theatre (remember that from Friday nights?) Hayah!

    Is it stereotypical of me to assume that CMW knows a martial art? His speed seems more Tai Chi than Kung Fu…Maybe if I could, you know, actually read Pete’s book I’d know something about our Silent Ace.

  131. Russell NY May 6th, 2008 at 3:06 pm

    Thanks for those sites brandon

  132. William Buckner May 6th, 2008 at 3:09 pm

    Sports Bash on ESPN radio used to do it. I just like when national mag, radio, tv give yankees their due. Typically they make them seem like garbage. Especially bespn (bostons entertainment sports network)

  133. Doreen May 6th, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    Mel – :lol: Yeah, that was me.

    I ignore the trolls. But attention-sucking vacuums like ARod (who are pleasant and mostly likeable) garner my attention! I’m dealing with one right now so, it hit a nerve, I guess.

    I’m not ALWAYS nice…..

  134. Christine May 6th, 2008 at 3:34 pm

    “was refrering to the sex doll shrine not Guillen’s rant.”

    Since the blowup dolls failed, maybe they should get a little person like Pedro did for the clubhouse. It worked for him.

  135. randyhater May 6th, 2008 at 4:54 pm

    I believe Arod’s wife had a baby. I believe Arod’s wife has a mother. Every single other word in that story sounds like complete horsecrap.

    Someone please tell Ricky and Lucy they’re not fooling us, stop trying. Or at least stop stealing their phoney stories of domestic bliss from Nick at Night.

  136. Jack Knight May 6th, 2008 at 10:49 pm

    To whom does A-Rod seem tough? Just wondering.

  137. Enough Already May 6th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    This entire post is the lowest form of “journalism”.Shame on all the new services,reporters, and other media professionals who propagate this drivel.American Idol anyone??

  138. Victor June 4th, 2008 at 10:49 am

    It would be interesting to hear how Humberto Sanchez react
    to the birth of his child. I hope he don’t pass out. I believed his wife had the baby..


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