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Yankees going to the swoosh?

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on May 19, 2008 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The Yankees will switch equipment sponsorship from Adidas to Nike next year under a five-year deal that has been agreed to in principle, Sports Business Journal has reported.

Nike spokesman Dean Stoyer said the company wouldn’t confirm or discuss the report until after the season and Yankees spokesman Howard Rubenstein said he wasn’t able to reach any team officials for comment.

Adidas has sponsored the Yankees since 1997. All big league teams’ on-field apparel, however, is covered by Major League Baseball’s agreements.

 
 

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249 Responses to “Yankees going to the swoosh?”

  1. bartap May 19th, 2008 at 8:48 pm

    Very dissapointing given Nike’s dismal record vis a vis sweatshop labor and the like.

  2. Johny Mnemonic May 19th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    good news?

  3. Johny Mnemonic May 19th, 2008 at 8:49 pm

    no news.

  4. fred from jersey May 19th, 2008 at 8:52 pm

    so your saying the yankees save on getting jeter and wang equipment next year?

  5. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    bartap: Adidas isn’t perfect, and Nike has done stuff to improve.

    Pete: slow news day?

  6. JoeT - stop going through the motions and play ball!! May 19th, 2008 at 8:53 pm

    cool? I guess?

  7. VLM May 19th, 2008 at 8:55 pm

    Nah, Rebecca, not only is it a slow news day/off-day, but Pete got scooped on this one by the guys at RAB by a good three and a half hours!

  8. Keith FL May 19th, 2008 at 8:56 pm

    whatever…all of the money they are making and the money they will be charging for tickets next year at the new stadium is ridiculous……I can’t believe that they have this $212 million dollar payroll and they stink…..I know its May, blah, blah, blah….they look worse than last year, Wang is not an ace, (Sanatana is) and I don’t want to just make the playoffs, I want a team that can win it all…..this team can’t do that not as currently put together and if you think they can you are really kidding yourself…..

  9. Johny Mnemonic May 19th, 2008 at 8:57 pm

    Anyone know where I can buy an 8GB Sandisk USB drive for less than $40?

  10. mel May 19th, 2008 at 8:58 pm

    Wow. Alex influenced this somehow, either indirectly or directly.

  11. pat May 19th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    mel

    The Jumpman may have had something to do with it as well.

  12. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 9:04 pm

    What did Lester have for breakfast?
    Also, House is on :-D

  13. Fleas (wearing his positive shirt) May 19th, 2008 at 9:06 pm

    it only gets worse for us. We can’t win a game with our young arms and lester has a no hitter with 6 outs to go.

    wow. speechless.

  14. SuckaMC May 19th, 2008 at 9:08 pm

    who cares

  15. Virgin Islands May 19th, 2008 at 9:10 pm

    I think Lester will be the real deal. His recovery from cancer slowed him down but I think he is going to be very good.

  16. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:11 pm

    pat,

    sorry, I’m such a dork. Is jumpman Brand Jordan? Are they affiliated with Nike? The Jeter Clutch shoe (Jordan brand) is coming out soon.

    http://www.hoopsvibe.com/baske.....48044.html

    And what is And 1? sorry again, I’m such a dork.

  17. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    What’s with all the fake URL’s guys? Is something broken that you gotta get a fake one?

  18. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    I don’t want the Sox to win, but it’s not like they’re no-hitting the Yankees (though that probably wouldn’t be too hard).

  19. JoeT - stop going through the motions and play ball!! May 19th, 2008 at 9:17 pm

    There’s only one thing to do….

    NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER NO HITTER!!!!!!!!!!

  20. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 9:18 pm

    wow Lester

  21. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 9:19 pm

    lester is hitting 96 on the nesn gun?

  22. Rishi May 19th, 2008 at 9:21 pm

    where’s Trisha and her magic…she’s good at breaking those up

  23. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:22 pm

    You gotta let him go for it. These opportunities don’t come around too often, especially with his efficiency. 113 pitches so far, though…

  24. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 9:23 pm

    You know, last year, you all tried it to break up Buchholz’s, and it didn’t work

    So perhaps some restraint might help the cause?

  25. baka May 19th, 2008 at 9:24 pm

    BOSTON PITCHER JON LESTER HAS A NO-HITTER THROUGH EIGHT INNINGS.

  26. V May 19th, 2008 at 9:29 pm

    “it only gets worse for us. We can’t win a game with our young arms and lester has a no hitter with 6 outs to go.

    wow. speechless.”

    Except, you know, how their young guys are older. This is Lester’s 3rd ML year (ignoring his time lost due to cancer).

  27. Don Vito A. Bellamo May 19th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    baka…obvious Boston Troll…SO Funny,,,THEY are in 1st place…we are in last place and NOT EVEN Playing tonight and baka is trolling….SO FUNNY !!!

  28. Don Vito A. Bellamo May 19th, 2008 at 9:32 pm

    120 pitches, Baka….does he have it ???

  29. Don Vito A. Bellamo May 19th, 2008 at 9:33 pm

    run scoring play

  30. Kill-Schill(ing) May 19th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    One-out away from no-hitter in Boston.

  31. 43543 May 19th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    no hitter?

  32. Don Vito A. Bellamo May 19th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    and a BASE HIT breaks up the No Hitter AND the shut out folks !!!!!!!!!!!! ( crowd groans here )

  33. Kill-Schill(ing) May 19th, 2008 at 9:35 pm

    1 strike away

  34. 43543 May 19th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    next thing u no he going to DL

  35. Don Vito A. Bellamo May 19th, 2008 at 9:36 pm

    The ump is giving him the 6 inches inside the plate call to the right handed hitter….this no hitter will be a gift from the BLUE !

  36. Kill-Schill(ing) May 19th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    Lester NO-HITTER. Oh my god. It just gets worse.

  37. 43543 May 19th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    no hitter-_-

  38. Don Vito A. Bellamo May 19th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    and now….. HERE COME THE BOSUX TROLLS !!!!!

  39. Stewman23 May 19th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    haha, didn’t the announcer just put a little bit too much enthusiasm behind…”and he no hits the KANSAS CITY ROYALS”

  40. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    WoW. Congrats to Lester.

  41. Virgin Islands May 19th, 2008 at 9:37 pm

    As human beings we have to put the rivalry aside for a few minutes. Less than 2 years after being diagnosed with cancer the kid throws a no hitter. Congratulations Jon Lester.

  42. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    Oh well.

  43. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    wow. He did it. Congrats to him

  44. jennifer- I got your back Girardi May 19th, 2008 at 9:38 pm

    UGH!! Another reason for sox fans to be insufferable. :cry:

  45. Laura May 19th, 2008 at 9:39 pm

    BOS’s young pitchers are throwing no hitters while ours can’t make it out of the 4th inning.

  46. Zach in Port Jeff (temporarily Zach in Melbourne, AUS) May 19th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Lester pitches no-hitter.

    I just puked up my breakfast.

  47. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    (I suspect there will be some nasty comments towards Lester and his health issues, but I think it’s safe to assume that it’ll be Trolls At Work.)

  48. Brendon May 19th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    congrats Jon Lester, you no-hit the Royals.
    A team that is last in run-scored
    Last in RBI’s
    Last in HR’s

  49. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    bummer.
    but you have to be happy for lester to come back from what he’s gone through.
    good for him.

    but next time the yankees face him…

  50. Wendy M May 19th, 2008 at 9:40 pm

    Why can’t our young pitchers do that ?

  51. Laura May 19th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    Considering that he came back from cancer, all props to Lester. However, after over 120+ pitches, not sure what good he’ll be his next start.

  52. Don Vito A. Bellamo May 19th, 2008 at 9:41 pm

    130 pitches ???…wow, that dude’s arm is TOAST…so how many wins extra do you get for a no hitter ???…what’s that ?…it is still only ONE WIN ?….wow, that stinks….so how many games did they gain in the LOSS COLUMN ( where it COUNTS ) to the Yankees tonight ??? What’s that ??? NONE ???? So the Yankees are without A-Rod and Posada and are only how many games out in the loss column now ??? …what’s that ???…only Five gams out ???…well the season’s almost over right ??? what’s THAT ??….The Yankees have 118 games ahead to pick up those 5 games in the loss column ????…..Dang…this no-hitter should like count for 2 BoSux wins and 2 NYY losses….it just ain’t fair, y’all !!!!

  53. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Maybe Hank will say something now? :)

    **sigh**

    This has been a frustrating couple of days for us Yankee fans.

  54. ray (sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Hey of course I am happy for Lester, but I hope I don’t become insufferable!

    The Yankees have some excellent young arms and I am sure you guys will have some no hitters in the not too far distant future.

  55. pat May 19th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    mel

    No need to feel dorky. Jumpman is Brand Jordan which is a division of Nike.

    Lots of other Yankee players have Nike sponsorships too. Paul O’Neill talked about missing all the free stuff on a broadcast last year. Said the first time he went into a Nike store after he retired and had to pay rather than just sign for the stuff for free, it hurt. It’s always the people who can afford it that get all the good swag.

  56. Jimmy May 19th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Bucchol and Lester pitch no-hitters.

    Hughes is injury-prone and Kennedy is an AAAA pitcher.

    Boston has the best offense in baseball.

    Yankees have had what, 1 inning this year where they scored 4 or more runs?

  57. 43543 May 19th, 2008 at 9:42 pm

    Redsox 2 young pitcher both threw no hitters
    Yankees 2 young pitcher stinks right now
    boston 2 young hitters are on fire
    yankees 2 young hitter are hitting with newspapers

  58. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 9:43 pm

    Unfortunately I noticed it too late…

    That said – congratulations to Jon Lester. After what he has been through in life, this has to be a sweet moment for him.

    That said – and why it really is easy for me, especially since it isn’t that gross Beckett who threw it.

    1. We all know what happens to Sux pitchers once they throw no nos. Well, I know it’s hard to figure since it seldom happens, but ask the Chucky doll. So now Lester will likely go down the tubes.

    2. I don’t really consider the Sux a team, despite their lucking into a few world series so I still watch something like that and think of it as second rate theatre.

    3. God bless them, and everyone has some worth, but it is KC. And yeah despite the fact that they are not in last place right now and we are, I think anyone would rather no hit the Yanks than KC.

    So all in all, no big deal to me.

    :D

  59. bphill May 19th, 2008 at 9:44 pm

    This will spark the Yankees. Ian will do great Thursday. This will motivate them. Make them want to be better than the Sox.

  60. eelz May 19th, 2008 at 9:45 pm

    congrats to lester

  61. matt May 19th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    “congrats Jon Lester, you no-hit the Royals.
    A team that is last in run-scored
    Last in RBI’s
    Last in HR’s”

    Wow, try and show some class, if that’s possible.

  62. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 9:46 pm

    Congratulations to Lester. He does deserve it. Again, it wasn’t like he no hit the Yankees.

  63. Laura May 19th, 2008 at 9:47 pm

    ” God bless them, and everyone has some worth, but it is KC.”

    Girlfriend, the way our offense has been going lately, that could have easily have been us.

    Speaking of which, I’m a bit concerned that A-Rod is going to come back tomorrow thinking that he’s got to save the sinking ship. I hope he doesn’t try to do too much too soon.

  64. jennifer- I got your back Girardi May 19th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Okay I’ll do it, congrats to Lester, but only cause of what he’s been through.

  65. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Sox or not, it’s a feat worth applauding
    Congratulations to Lester

  66. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Jennifer, the way I see it, as long as Sux fans continue to need to show up on a Yankee blog, insufferable is not the word I personally would use to describe their essence.

    Actually insufferability is something that has to be earned. You can only be righteously insufferable if, say, your team is the most storied franchise in the history of organized sports, you have more players in the HOF than any other team, and you’ve won WAY more world series than any other team. With that kind of pedigree, when you strut your stuff you are indeed insufferable – and with good reason.

    Anyone without the pedigree who attempts to act insufferable is really merely a dweeb!

    :D
    :D
    :D

  67. pat May 19th, 2008 at 9:48 pm

    Good for Lester. His hard work getting back was rewarded. Rivalry aside, gotta feel good about that for him.

  68. Joe from Long Island May 19th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Jon Lester should be congratulated. Any baseball fan, or human being for that matter, should be happy for him.

  69. Frank Discussion May 19th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    Congrats to Jon Lester, outstanding performance.

  70. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:49 pm

    pat,

    Thanks!

    Brendon,

    I thought we were last in runs and HR and stolen bases and walks and…

  71. Brian (Red Sox Fan) May 19th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Everyone in NE says that Lester is a really nice kid, and he bore his fight with cancer with dignity and courage. He’s never asked for sympathy or used it as a crutch.

    Good for him. The baseball gods did something good tonight.

  72. A-NEW BEGINING May 19th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    congrats 2 lester.

    maybe will score more than 2 runs with a-rod bak

  73. jennifer- I got your back Girardi May 19th, 2008 at 9:50 pm

    Our season starts tomorrow. Alex carried this team on his back last year, he’ll do it again this year.

  74. MikeKU May 19th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    That’s more no-hitters than Kennedy and Hughes have wins. Combined.

  75. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    See, the difference between Lester and Buchholz is character. Good guy we’re nice to, bad guy that steals from childre we’re not nice to. :)

  76. Mark Baker May 19th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Jumpman23 is a subsidiary of Nike, but Jordan I think is the director. All the shoes are manufactured and distributed by Nike.

  77. A-NEW BEGINING May 19th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    if a-rod hits a home run bet he will get a curtian call

  78. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    sigh

  79. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) May 19th, 2008 at 9:51 pm

    Congrats to Lester

  80. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    “Congratulations to Lester. He does deserve it. Again, it wasn’t like he no hit the Yankees.”

    BINGO!

    “Girlfriend, the way our offense has been going lately, that could have easily have been us.”

    Coulda, shoulda, woulda, they wish it hada – but it wasn’t.

    Again I’m with everyone who is cheering the indomitible human spirit and what Lester had to go through.

    My genorosity of spirit, especially as it relates to the Sux, would definitely end there!

  81. yanksrule57 May 19th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Why get all worked up about a Sawx pitcher throwing a no-hitter that’s not against the Yanks?

    Nice story with his come-back from cancer but why do people get all worked up about it?

    Wish the guy well, tip your cap and root for your team to get out of it’s funk starting tomorrow

    If the Yanks don’t start hitting and fielding better it won’t matter what the Sawx do because regardless of who else wins the East it won’t be the Yanks.

  82. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Pat.

    Well said. Thanks.

    -dennis

  83. mel May 19th, 2008 at 9:54 pm

    Mike KU,

    They have one more no-hitter this year than our kids have wins this year.

    IPK and Hughes both have major league wins. They’re pretty good pitchers, too.

    Technically, Hughes has a half-no-hitter.

    LOL, Barkley, “It wasn’t against the Yankees. That’s half a no-hitter. I’m a Yankees guy. Jeter and Joba…” LOL.

  84. yanksrule57 May 19th, 2008 at 9:55 pm

    That really sucks regarding Adidas because I think in general they make better products than Nike.

    I used to wear nothing but Nike shoes until the mid 90′s when their quality went to s**t and their shoes started giving me blisters.

    I switched to New Balance and have worn nothing but for my workouts since.

  85. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    ‘This will spark the Yankees. Ian will do great Thursday. This will motivate them. ”

    good one. since the red sox winning the world series for the second time in four years last fall didn’t seem to motivate anyone in the yankee organization to do anything about it, i don’t think anyone in the yankee organization will even care that lester threw a no hitter.

  86. Clay Buchholz stole my laptop, (aka Joe) May 19th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    “Congratulations to Lester. He does deserve it. Again, it wasn’t like he no hit the Yankees.”

    And he didn’t steal my laptop, either.

  87. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    yanksrule57 of course you’re right. As far as I’m concerned, it was almost a babe ruth league no hitter. I just don’t see it as major since it’s the Sux.

    But it’s nice for Jon Lester given his back story.

    Ray (sox fan), you almost sound apologetic. Please don’t worry about whether or not Yankees ever have another no hitter. The Yankee pedigree still far surpasses all the others, despite the last several years. And don’t feel sorry for us. Your team is still the stepchild in terms of overall postseason successes!

  88. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    “i don’t think anyone in the yankee organization will even care that lester threw a no hitter.”

    Agree.

    I also don’t have high hopes for Ian Kennedy tomorrow night and I don’t think he’ll particularly care that someone on the Sux threw a no hitter. He’s really all about pinstripes and nothing else.

    Hope I’m wrong about Kennedy tomorrow night.

  89. bphill May 19th, 2008 at 10:00 pm

    Hey think on the bright side with Nike.

    Nothing is Impossible

  90. mel May 19th, 2008 at 10:01 pm

    “Just Do IT (or else!)”

  91. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    Trisha.

    Wow. Life must seem very, very long for you.

    -dennis

  92. V May 19th, 2008 at 10:03 pm

    trisha, I have to say, you come across as what I despise about Yankees fans when it comes to the Sox/Yankees rivalry. ‘Sux’? ‘stepchild’?

  93. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 10:06 pm

    “I also don’t have high hopes for Ian Kennedy tomorrow night and I don’t think he’ll particularly care that someone on the Sux threw a no hitter. He’s really all about pinstripes and nothing else.

    Hope I’m wrong about Kennedy tomorrow night.”

    Isn’t it Mussina tomorrow night?

  94. BU12 May 19th, 2008 at 10:07 pm

    You mean they won’t play “My Addidas” from Run DMC anymore?

  95. Frank Discussion May 19th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    I’m impressed by any pitcher who throws a no-hitter, regardless of whom it is against. In my opinion there are things that eclipse the “rivalry”, and this is one of them.

  96. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 10:08 pm

    Now I’m pissed off !! dammit ! I got to wait till next season to see which one of the 3 girls are going to Las Vegas, damn you One Tree Hill ! :x

  97. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Enough of a game in a little green bandbox.

    But I need to ask Dennis Costanza and Ray (Sox fan) a serious question, if they don’t mind giving me a serious answer.

    Why wouldn’t you hang out on a S-X forum during a S-X game??? Why lurk here? And why hang out here during our games? You obviously have the right to do it and both seem like very good guys, but I really have trouble with S-X fans hanging around during our games. Nothing personal to you, because it has been that way with any Yankee forum I’ve been on. Yankee fans typically don’t see the need for S-X fans to be around. I know we got to be good friends with a number of them because they chose to be around and they were really nice people – but one thing they did not impose upon us was their presence during our games.

    I am just asking so I can try to understand. I personally don’t bother ever going to S-X forums, so it’s hard for me to understand. But I would never plant myself there during a game, one reason being because I would think I wasn’t wanted there and personally wouldn’t want to rain on their parade. And of course I wouldn’t have any desire to be there.

    Answer if you’d like. Obviously you don’t have to. Bottom line I know the blog is for anyone who chooses to be here so I couldn’t run you off even if I wanted to. But I would like you to opt out of hanging here during our games. Call me superstitious…

  98. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 10:09 pm

    Tomorrow’s Moose, then Rasner, then Kennedy, so far

  99. mel May 19th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    trisha,

    I can answer that. They’re one generation up on the evolutionary chart. :)

    Just kidding guys! (BTW I saw Ray Allen’s picture on the back of a milk carton today)

  100. Nick May 19th, 2008 at 10:11 pm

    Moose could throw a no-hitter and the Yankees might lose.

  101. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    “Wow. Life must seem very, very long for you.”

    you come on a yankee blog and say that like anyone cares what you think.

  102. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 10:13 pm

    Gah..come on Hornets

  103. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    “trisha, I have to say, you come across as what I despise about Yankees fans when it comes to the Sox/Yankees rivalry. ‘Sux’? ’stepchild’?”

    V then it’s a good thing I don’t live to please you or anyone else here. And I have to laugh at people from a distance talking about how people who live in the heart of the rivalry should act or react.

    I have yet to tell a Yankee fan how to feel about the Mets, and there are some inordinately strong feelings there. I don’t share them. But I hardly “despise” Yankee fans who say “Mutts” or refer to the Mets as second class citizens. In fact I feel it is their right to say and feel whatever way they want.

    I actually really only care about how Yankee fans treat the Yankees. All else is irrelevant to my Yankee thought processes.

  104. Bob May 19th, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Blagh, no hitters are a dime a dozen.

    Have a few of your guys throw perfect games Boston, then we’ll talk. :)

  105. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    Randy, thanks. My response to that comment is that life only seems very very long to me when Sux fans invade Yankee forums.

  106. mel May 19th, 2008 at 10:15 pm

    SA,

    I agree, I think my guys could actually beat them on the boards in the conference finals! Maybe 4 Duncan fouls will help.

  107. Central CT Yankee May 19th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Congrats to Lester….

    Just remember what Cone did after his perfect game/no hitter…there is still hope

  108. #9 May 19th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    “congrats Jon Lester, you no-hit the Royals. A team that is last in run-scored”

    Then we can expect IPK or Phil Franchise to no hit them as well this year?

    Lester no hit a big league team – period.

    Congrats.

    Now – going forward – let’s see what the Yanks are going to do starting tomorrow – time to start separating the men and boys from the ‘has beens’…

  109. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 10:16 pm

    Again, Wow. Any regular will tell you that I have never posted during a Yankee game. Also, lurk implies negative posts. Never.

    I would rather have lunch with everyone that disagrees with me than agrees with me.

    I am also a baseball fan. I guess that makes us very different.

    -dennis

  110. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 10:19 pm

    Hmm, someone’s updated wikipedia already apparently; Lester’s no-hitter is listed as #256 in MLB history

  111. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    Dennis has been great here, actually; he really does come here to talk baseball. IIRC, he likes to see the different perspectives.

  112. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    New clothing vendor? Looks like I’ll have to get my in laws to buy me another fantasy camp next year. They gave us full Yankee out fits in adidas. Sneakers, track suit, jacket, uniform, hat, t shirt, shower shoes. Guess for $5k that’s the least they could do.

  113. Fan May 19th, 2008 at 10:21 pm

    //See, the difference between Lester and Buchholz is character. Good guy we’re nice to, bad guy that steals from childre we’re not nice to.//

    Some info:

    Lester and Buchholz are close friends.

    Buchholz and Joba Chamberlain are close friends.

    When the Sox were considering drafting Buchholz, they brought him to Boston twice for interviews, and also talked to his former coaches for character references. The kid made a dumb mistake and has been a model citizen since. I very much doubt anyone here has never done anything stupid in their lives (especially as a teenager). If you have, I tip my cap to you.

  114. 43543 May 19th, 2008 at 10:22 pm

    take a look at this video
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v.....re=related
    hughes topping 95 mph and his nasty cruve
    tabata has the extact same stance as manny

  115. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    On a night like tonight, you don’t root for the Red Sox, you cheer for John Lester.

    What he did is worthy of admiration from anyone.

    I have a hard time believing Red Sox fans were that bitter for Coney or Wells when they had their perfectos as some Yankee fans are tonight.

  116. ray (sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 10:23 pm

    Trisha,

    As for posting during Yankee games I believe that Dennis does not do that. I don’t post that much during Yankee games but when I do I really make a conscious effort not to just post the typical Red Sox troll comments.

    As to why I post on a Yankee blog, the answer is actually very simple.

    To my knowledge (and anyone can correct me if I am wrong) there are no other baseball blogs that even come close to this one in terms of the amount of baseball information and the number of posts.

    I hate to admit there are no Sox blogs that even come close to the quality of this one. In a nutshell that is why I frequent this blog.

  117. mel May 19th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Trisha,

    (Ray wears pinstriped boxers)

  118. ellen May 19th, 2008 at 10:25 pm

    Dennis: for what it’s worth, you’re not a negative poster. Heck, you’re a lot more positive than a large segment of the professed Yankees fans around here, you understand and respect the game, and you don’t attack people.

  119. ellen May 19th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Ditto for you, too, ray (boxers notwithstanding). ;)

  120. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Should I have to edit my feelings about the Sux because Dennis likes to post here? This is a YANKEE blog is it not?
    Or am I not relegated to Emily Post behavior about the Sux because a Sux fan posts here?

    Dennis, I hate your team. I don’t want to have to hold back on my feelings because you post here. So you can take your “wows” and your other little surprised comments and stuff them. Surely you didn’t expect to be here and have everyone on their best behavior for your sake? Do you get that this is a YANKEE blog and a lot of YANKEE fans can’t stand your team?

    Here’s a hint for some who might not get it. The feeling is generally EXTREMELY mutual when it comes to Sux fans feelings’ about Yankee fans. Who do you think started the “Yankees Suck” chant – Yankee fans??????????

  121. Jeff NJ May 19th, 2008 at 10:26 pm

    Just reading thread, didn’t know Lester had a no no. Here’s the thing, you can’t hate Lester, he fought cancer and in my mind hasn’t crossed over into annoying obnoxios Red Sock just yet.

    The worst part is that the comparison between Lester and Buchholz vs. Hughes and Kennedy is so ridiculously one sided right now. This is very frustrating.

  122. wang is not an ace May 19th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    How hard can it be to no hit the KC Royals? The only thing easier would be to no-hit the 2008 Yankees. :D

    I’m surprised opposing managers haven’t figured out the surefire way to no-hit the yanks yet: just walk the lead-off man every inning and let him steal 2nd/3rd and get into scoring position. Next 3 batters will pop up/strike-out, works every time.

  123. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Ray (Sox fan) I will say this, at least you have never attempted to “scold” me or question my comments about your team, like you are in utter surprise that someone could say such things! I actually kind of like you, and that makes it hard for me to be as caustic as I like to be about your team!

    :D

    Also, thanks for your honest answer. You’re a straight-up good guy.

    I promise you I would never go and trash your team on a S_X forum – but I sure reserve the right to do it with my bretheren here who should hardly scold me for doing it!

  124. ray (sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 10:30 pm

    Okay Mel!

    You were supposed to forget about those messages a few days ago about the pinstriped boxers!!!!

  125. 1998yanks May 19th, 2008 at 10:39 pm

    the change in sports culture that has occurred in new england lately is crazy. with a few super bowls and world series rings they went from pessimistic negative crybabies that expected (and even loved) losing to now being the most arrogant and annoying fans. according to many of my non-AL east baseball friends, they hate the new breed of red sox fans way more than us yankee fans. that being said, this change in culture is gonna come back to haunt them. the giants super bowl win was just the beginning. the pendulum will swing back again, the seat of power will return, and NY will once again be the sports powerhouse it is destined to be.

  126. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    Rebecca – my thing is that you do everything in your power to break up “their” no no just because. But if you don’t manage that, you sit and kind of marvel at the feat. (And you actually almost root for it.)

    Because it was Lester actually made it easy to do.

    I seriously don’t think I could ever either root for someone like Beckett or be happy for him if it happened mainly because I can’t stand him!

    But wow it brought me back to the night Moose came within one out, and he did it at Fenway. That loser Carl Everett was the one who had to break it up!

    I often wondered how Moose managed to recover from that experience. That had to be so damned tough. Heck I was kind of numb for a few days after that one.

  127. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 10:41 pm

    ” I have a hard time believing Red Sox fans were that bitter for Coney or Wells when they had their perfectos as some Yankee fans are tonight.”
    rebecca-

    watching cone and wells throwing perfect games for the yankees probably felt like eating dirt for red sox fans at the time.

    one of the most memorable no hitters for me was on a long ago 4th of july weekend running up the dunes on cape cod to listen on the car radio when rhighetti was no hitting the red sox.

    at the time two die hard red sox friends who had been on me about yaztremski beating the yankees the night before were in agony as each out was made in the ninth.

    that was a great fourth of july weekend.

  128. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:42 pm

    1998yanks.

    :D

    See that’s the kind of stuff I like to hear. I think of it as King Arthur bringing order back to the round table.

  129. ellen May 19th, 2008 at 10:47 pm

    Randy: remember when the Scooter used to read the ads for “the Righetti Spaghetti”? I don’t remember the brand, though.

  130. geO May 19th, 2008 at 10:50 pm

    NIKE=More players wearing Air Jordan appreal

  131. mel May 19th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    That was NOT a foul on Paul.

  132. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 10:51 pm

    com’on NORLEANS !

  133. geO May 19th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    So far the Boston Red Sox AGAIN have the advantage of winning the World Series AGAIN.

    i just hope they win enough championships that the MLB fans will hate the Red Soxs.

  134. Fredo Corleone May 19th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    I always cheer for the no-no, even if it’s against the Yanks (provided it’s a blowout-losing a 1-0 no hitter would make my teeth itch). Good for the kid. Nice story.

  135. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:54 pm

    “watching cone and wells throwing perfect games for the yankees probably felt like eating dirt for red sox fans at the time.”

    Randy I can’t agree with you more!

    I will always believe also that there is a huge difference in the feelings about different teams depending upon your locale. When I first started posting on Yankee blogs, I was amazed at the level of bitterness and animosity I found between Yankee and Mets fans. It was something I knew nothing about and certainly didn’t feel myself. To me the Mets were basically an NL nonentity.

    Most Yankee fans who are more geographically removed from the Yankees-Sux rivalry or who never either grew up, lived, or attended school close to it, could probably never understand the intense feelings that people closer to it have for each other’s teams. The Yankees-Sux rivalry is considered the most intense rivalry in sports; I as a Yankee fan grow up in the back yard of the Sux – and some yahoo Yankee posters are going to tell me how to feel and act because they live hundres of miles removed and therefore can’t begin to know the reality of those of us who are in the midst of it?

    That’s a hoot. That plus it will never happen. I on the other hand didn’t need to be told that it isn’t my business how Yankee fans process their thoughts about the Mets!

  136. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 10:55 pm

    GAH…tick tock

  137. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    “So far the Boston Red Sox AGAIN have the advantage of winning the World Series AGAIN.”

    GeO – I don’t understand what that means.

  138. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    ellen-
    actually i don’t, but in those days it was hard to get yankee games on cape cod where i live.
    i’m pretty sure that no hitter game was on the red sox station.
    scooter was great though. one of a kind.

  139. pat May 19th, 2008 at 10:56 pm

    NY Daily News asked a pro scout for his impressions of the Yanks so far. Less extensive and emotional than the ones I’ve read here but he hit most of the same highlights (lowlights?)

    http://www.nydailynews.com/blo.....m-yet.html

  140. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 10:58 pm

    Ah Randy – a Cape Cod Yankee fan. You SURELY understand me.

  141. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    Congrats to Lester, what an achievement for what he’s been though. Just glad it wasn’t against the Yankees.

    Nike you say? Hm, I kind of like adidas.

    I really love those new Toronto FC kits adidas made. Too bad I’m a Red Bull fan, but we’re going to have the best football stadium in the MLS!

    All Day I Dream About Soccer

  142. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 10:59 pm

    why are you chucking 3′s !!! :x

  143. ray (sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 11:00 pm

    You can’t let Tony Parker have an open shot like that.

  144. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    A BORING WCF and ECF FINALS :(

  145. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:03 pm

    About the last thing I need about now is to see a scout’s take on the present-day Yankees!

  146. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:04 pm

    Brandon, what are WCF and ECF?

  147. Fredo Corleone May 19th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    Spurs haven’t won multiple titles by accident. I’d guess the Lakers aren’t thrilled w/ this result. Good year for New Orleans though.

    Pistons in 6
    Spurs in 6

  148. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:06 pm

    You coulda built a house with all those bricks. It’s going to kill you, Brandon, cheering for the Spurs in the WCF!

  149. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    western conference finals
    eastern conference finals

    ugh. this sucks

  150. ray (sox fan) May 19th, 2008 at 11:07 pm

    The NBA Western Conference Finals and the Eastern Conference Finals

  151. Fredo Corleone May 19th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    Trisha:

    WCF = Western Conference Final

  152. Mandingo May 19th, 2008 at 11:08 pm

    I love how the lemmings are goofing on Lester for no-hitting the Royals. Rest assured if it was Phil Hughes or Ian Kennedy doing it, all we would be hearing would be we wouldn’t hear ONE WORD about the Royals being last in HR and RBI. And as far as no-hitting the Royals, none of you beer-gutted mouthbreathers would be able to no-hit a Little League team, much less an MLB team.

  153. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    I really think somewhere, Stern is crying in a corner..

    Oh well. Tomorrow is ping pong day! :)

  154. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:09 pm

    Thanks all. I definitely don’t follow basketball. Guess that’s obvious.

    Are there only Western and Eastern conference finals?

  155. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:10 pm

    Trisha,

    Western Conference Finals (Spurs @ Lakers)
    Eastern Conference Finals (Pistons @ Celtics-Boo!)

  156. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:11 pm

    Huh. So these aren’t the finals finals yet.

    Now I got it.

    What do you call the final finals? Just NBA finals?

  157. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Superbowl

    World Series

    Stanley Cup

    Basketball????

  158. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:13 pm

    Look guys, someone’s here to scold us about our bad behavior! Mind your manners, kiddies!

  159. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 11:14 pm

    Just the NBA Finals-
    ECF winner vs. WCF winner

  160. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    WHY JESUS WHY !!!!!!

    I MEAN IS NOT ENOUGH YOU GAVE ME THE O’PHONI AS THE KNICKS GM, YOU TAKE HUGHES AND KENNEDY AWAY, YOU GOT MY MVP AND CO-MVP HURT, BOSTON ON TOP, ME COMING UP W/ POSITIVE THINKING TO BLOCK IT OUT NOW YOU KOBE CRAP VS THE SAS AND I HAVE STEPHEN A. SMITH W/ HIS I TOLD YOU SO, ADD TO THAT DET VS BOS….WHY WHAT DID CHRIS PAUL EVER DO SO BADLY !! OH YEH POSSIBILITY OF MELO LANDING IN NJ :X

  161. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    trisha,

    Nope. Stern & Company want it to be a Lakers/Celtics final cuz the ratings would go through the roof.

  162. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    More like:

    Super Bowl

    World Series

    World Cup/Champions League/Premiership

  163. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:16 pm

    Mel – :D

    (Truth be told I have always been cognizant of the competition and been more or less impressed based on the level of the competition. That’s God’s honest truth. But that’s just me.)

  164. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Brandon,

    Breathe in, Breathe out…You really should try a Lamaze class. :)

  165. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 11:17 pm

    Brandon – How about a Xanax?

  166. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    vodka Brandon! Vodka will ease the pain.
    Oh the pain. :(

  167. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:18 pm

    Brandon, in English that would mean you are upset about what?

  168. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    I feel like Joe Beningo right now, this is a F’n nightmare !

  169. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 11:19 pm

    S.A. – Maybe vodka is the problem here. Hit a bit too much of the sauce tonight?

  170. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:20 pm

    Brandon I am really sorry for your upset.

    :(

  171. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Eh. Maybe rvajames.

  172. pat May 19th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    Hank has spoken. :smile:

    Having a hard time with links getting caught in the filter tonight but click on Tyler Kepner’s link that Pete supplies above. Sounds more like a supportive Hank than a fire and brimstone one.

  173. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:22 pm

    trisha,

    Recap. Brandon is a Knicks fan who followed the Nets because his team was under the regime of Isiah. He can’t stand my Lakers or to see them succeed on any level. And to make matters worse, the Knicks hired the last coach in the world that Brandon would want. (even though D’antoni is a good choice) And the Yankees are struggling. :(

  174. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    Brandon, Melo in NJ is the best news I’ve heard–he’s a Syracuse alum!

    Seriously though, guys. It’s not been so bad.

    okay, the Knicks are a gross embarrassment to humanity, but even so:

    The Giants are Super Bowl champions.
    the Jets exposed Bellicheck.
    The Devils made the playoffs for the eleventh straight season when they weren’t supposed to make it at all.
    The Rangers beat the arch rival Devils
    The Islanders have an awesome goalie in DiPietro and got rid of Chris Simon
    The Nets might get Carmelo Anthony and got Devin Harris
    the Knicks (finally) fired Isaiah
    The Yankees get A-Rod back on Tuesday
    The Mets had a decent weekend.

    Seriously, it could be worse.

    We could be in Philadelphia. Or the entire state of Florida.

  175. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 11:23 pm

    “they live hundres of miles removed and therefore can’t begin to know the reality of those of us who are in the midst of it?”

    yeah it’s true. i grew up in northern connecticut when the fans were 50 /50 yankee/red sox.
    i would fake the flu to avoid school on days the red sox beat the yankees. then living on cape cod in the midst of red sox nation has just fanned the fires.

    i never paid any attention to the mets, but last summer at my gallery here, i had a humorous exchange with a mets fan. my 87 year old father who helps out with the outdoor work said let’s go up and check out the game and see how arod was doing( he was on a tear at the time).

    the mets fan was sitting in one of the deck chairs we sell and said unsolicited, out of the blue, to me and my father that arod sucks. he was about 25 with a couple of friends, was good sized and looked athletic. i wasn’t going to say anything with my father there, but i was obviously ticked off.

    i went behind the fence and grabbed a bucket of balls i throw and flipped one to him and said ‘you know so much about baseball, let’s play catch”. his friends egged him on, and i gave him a glove and i kept my catchers mitt.

    three throws into it as i warmed up, with the glove smacking into his chest more on each throw he quit , with his friends rolling on the ground in laughter as i said” what was that you said about arod”?

    i let him off the hook and said why don’t we start over. it ended up fine with some humor to it , but that was my first encounter with a mets fan who hated the yankees.

  176. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    Or the Tigers…

  177. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:24 pm

    mel -

    :lol:

    Wow.

    I am so impressed that you were able to decipher that!

    Is there any reason he can’t stand your Lakers?

    Hey do the Lakers have a good chance to win?

  178. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 11:25 pm

    S.A. – I’m sure you’re doing better than my Red Wings friend here, he’s been trashed since 4:00pm and I just had to kick him out for screaming at women outside my front windows about the Wings winning and certain “features” on their bodies. Had to kick ‘em out, I don’t need attractive women that live around my block thinking this is some kind of pervert’s house!

  179. Yankee lover May 19th, 2008 at 11:26 pm

    Wish we had a young gun like Lester

  180. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:27 pm

    trisha,

    He hates Kobe. But Brandon’s nice about it, because he’s a friend. :)

    No comment on the last question. I’m super superstitious.

  181. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    “Is there any reason he can’t stand your Lakers?”

    Kobe, Fisher and Phil

    “Hey do the Lakers have a good chance to win?”

    Gasol,Odom and Kobe

  182. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 11:28 pm

    LOL rvajames.

    I actually feel better now that Hank has spoken. The routine continues..

  183. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 11:30 pm

    mel: Exactlty.

    Anyway, who’s going to watch the UEFA Championship on Wednesday?

    GO MAN U!

  184. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Brandon,

    How can you not like D-Fish? And Phil-Zen? Don’t you want him to beat the tie between him and Red Auerbach?

    (We have a human cigar, his name is Coby Karl)

  185. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:31 pm

    Wow Randy, you really handled that well!!! I love what you did!!!

    Hey tell me where your gallery is and I will definitely come for a visit this summer. I may even buy some stuff!

    :)

  186. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:32 pm

    Is ManU like the Yankees of soccer?

  187. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    mel: Man U is actually part owned by the Yanks, I think. But really, Cristian Ronaldo is just that —-ing hot.

  188. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 11:34 pm

    “He hates Kobe. But Brandon’s nice about it, because he’s a friend.”

    I don’t hate Kobe, there’s no way I can hate him, I just can’t stand the BS about him being the best player in this game, I just watched a kid in Chris Paul give his heart out on that floor, Joe Johnson and Lebron James did the same thing and they have no sidekick nobody really.

    BTW Rebecca if Melo goes to NJ write it down right now LeBron James will find his way to the Nets, you think he can resist playing w/ Melo as a sidekick hungry for a championship plus he respects Devin Harris. :(

  189. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:35 pm

    Mel, gotcha.

    My money will be wherever the Celtics are NOT.

    :)

  190. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:36 pm

    It is so much fun posting when the Yanks aren’t playing…

  191. Girardi on the DL May 19th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    Rebecca, Technically, Melo isn’t a SU alum. He didn’t graduate from there.

  192. CaptainsCorner May 19th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    I remember reading that there is a company that is going to pay millions and millions of dollars and their name will be on top of the scoreboard in the new stadium. So instead of the Yanks changing the name of the new stadium they will do it this way and they are going to bring in a ton of money I think the amount was something like $10m-$15m a year but I am not sure. So the company will probably be Nike.

  193. randy l May 19th, 2008 at 11:37 pm

    trisha-
    wellfleet. sounds good , i can use the money. i’ll have to give you a blog discount though.

  194. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 11:38 pm

    CaptainsCorner – I heard they’re going to name sections of the stadium so that might not be the only thing they sell.

    Personally I’d rather NOT see this happen, as I hate just about any form of corporate sponsorship with stadium names.

  195. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    “How can you not like D-Fish? And Phil-Zen? Don’t you want him to beat the tie between him and Red Auerbach?”

    he took out A.I. in the Finals, Phil-Zen because he’s a rat like Riley can’t rebuild a thing, atleast Byronn Scott works w/ talent while Phil is given Shaq, Pau Gasol, Lamar Odom…it’s like spoonfed cereal. On Red’s record I couldn’t care less.

  196. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Rebecca,

    Really? Cool. Will cheer for Man U. Down with Chelsea (girlies!).

    So, LeBron likes New York. In 2 years, New York will have 2 teams. Intriguing…

  197. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    In international news, Ma Ying-jeou just finished his inaugural address as the new President of Taiwan

  198. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 19th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    mel except the one in Brooklyn will be a winner

  199. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Nice comments by Hank.

    Good for your Hank.

    Confidence in your team and a knowledge that the people in slumps are far too good to remain there.

    GO YANKEES!!!

  200. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:42 pm

    Blargh,

    Good guy or bad? Did they celebrate with a chambers clearing brawl in the legislature?

    Nobody wants to win this game in Minny. Tejas had their chance-bases loaded, 1 out, no dice.

  201. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Watching Chelsea Lately. I really like her.

  202. RSM May 19th, 2008 at 11:43 pm

    Well, I’ll tell you what. A losing streak and an off night have led to some terrific entertainment. This is the funniest the blog has been in a long time.

    Here’s some of my favorites:

    “That’s more no-hitters than Kennedy and Hughes have wins. Combined.” -MikeKU

    “Moose could throw a no-hitter and the Yankees might lose.” -Nick

    And the post of the night…

    “I’m surprised opposing managers haven’t figured out the surefire way to no-hit the yanks yet: just walk the lead-off man every inning and let him steal 2nd/3rd and get into scoring position. Next 3 batters will pop up/strike-out, works every time.” -wang is not an ace

    Thanks everyone. I needed the laugh.

  203. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 11:44 pm

    OK, I’m just about done with WordPress.

    as;jlghsakljghsAKLG

    I tried to post a football response to Rebecca, but WordPress likes to tell me I’ve already posted a comment when I obviously haven’t.

    Grrrrrrr!

  204. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:45 pm

    Take that back Mauer & Morneau due up with MISP

  205. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Good
    He promises to be quite different from Chen Shui-bian (long story short, after his two terms, people HATE him), so that’ll be great if he delivers on that
    The other thing is that he promises to not declare indepedence, which is great in the mainland won’t have to wipe Taiwan off the face of the world way

  206. rvajames (WordPress eats my comments) May 19th, 2008 at 11:46 pm

    Alright it might be the link length I was trying to post.

    Anyways, check out the crappy pitch the Russians are supplying for the final.

    http://tinyurl.com/3j5pwk

    Oh and Tottenham supporter here.

    Tottenham til I die!

  207. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    (no chamber clearing brawl tonight, alas :P .)

  208. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:47 pm

    CM Wang for President of Taiwan!

  209. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:48 pm

    Blargh,

    I’ve noticed an Asian persuasian with you. What nationality are you?

  210. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:50 pm

    On the question that is pressing on everybody’s mind – IS WANG OR IS HE NOT AN ACE?

    I have the definitive answer for you.

    “That ship has sailed,” Steinbrenner said. “I’m not going to keep dwelling on that. Everybody knows what my opinion was, but that’s in the past. Mussina’s pitching great. Wang has turned out to be an ace.

    It’s over. The word is out. Hank has spoken.

    WANG IS AN ACE.

  211. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    Natural-born US citizen here (also raised in US, mostly NJ)
    Ethnicity-wise though, Han Chinese (grandparents are from the mainland, parents were born and raised in Taiwan)

    And from that you should be able to guess who is my dad and I’s favourite baseball player ;)

  212. Mason May 19th, 2008 at 11:51 pm

    “How hard can it be to no hit the KC Royals?”

    Considering Lester is the first pitcher in 35 years to no-hit the Royals, I’d say it’s pretty difficult.

  213. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    Blargh,

    So you were a Yankee fan before a CMW fan?

  214. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 11:53 pm

    I’ll still be a Nets fan even when they go to Brooklyn–I have ties to Brooklyn.

    I know ‘Melo isn’t technically an alum, but he did wonders in 03.

    Chelsea might be a better team than Man U with Lampard, Drogba (who I also really like) and Ballack, but a few years ago I declared myself for Man U and I don’t switch allegiances.

  215. S.A.- Someone call the police, the Yankees offense is missing May 19th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    ok.
    This makes me feel a bit better. :)

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....ml?eref=T1

  216. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    Mason, I think the question was more symbolic. It is extremely difficult to “no hit” just about any team. So the question really was asking: of all teams you might no hit, would KC be one of the harder ones?

    On a spectrum, the answer would certainly be “no”.

    Get it?

    :)

  217. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    So Frank Francisco (wild name) walks Mauer, strikes out Morneau looking, and gets Cuddyer to ground out with the bases loaded. On to the top of the 12th.

    Meanwhile the Rays just took the lead. Sigh.

  218. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 19th, 2008 at 11:56 pm

    Blargh: Am I right in thinking that China is the next great frontier for baseball?

    There’s got to be a LOT of untapped potential there.

  219. Blargh May 19th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    To a lesser degree, I rooted and sorta-followed the Yankees since around 2k, from a combination of my best friend being a lifelong Yankee fan rubbing off on me and that I’m a homer when it comes to sports. After Wang came up, I started taking a deeper interest into the Yankees.

  220. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 19th, 2008 at 11:57 pm

    Mel – I want the Rays to win. Let them keep pace with the current leader. Then when they both exhaust themselves into pools of butter we’ll be poised to walk over the mess and take the top spot again.

    GO RAYS!

  221. mel May 19th, 2008 at 11:58 pm

    Blargh,

    OTL did a segment on Dafar/Ira Newble/LeBron/China. They said that there are 300 million basketball fans, more than there are people living in the states. Is it safe to say that basketball’s the most popular sport? Amazing what one giant can do…

  222. mel May 20th, 2008 at 12:00 am

    Minny pitcher had to bat…and is now batting 1.000!

  223. Blargh May 20th, 2008 at 12:02 am

    Rebecca: Perhaps; after all, with a billion people, there’s untapped potential for everything ;)
    But more seriously, I do think so. It will take a while, but IIRC, MLB did play a few games there this year, so that’s a start. With any luck, the game would capture interest and grow. Selig might have to take some more globalization cues from Stern :P

  224. trisha - never underestimate the power of a few words from Hank. May 20th, 2008 at 12:03 am

    Well I guess I will turn in for the night.

    Can’t wait to see Arod back in the lineup.

    What a nice thing for the Yankee players to be able to read that Hank feels they can still “easily” take the division. (Which obviously at this point in the season, yes they can.) I still think it’s a nice shot in the arm for them.

    Nighty night sports fans!

    :)

  225. Blargh May 20th, 2008 at 12:06 am

    Wouldn’t surprise me. Stern has done an amazing job with globalizing basketball. Basketball also has the benefit of anybody being able to practice it with just a hoop and a ball. Also, I don’t recall China (or other Asian countries for that matter) being as much into soccer (football :P ) as Europe or South America is.

  226. pat May 20th, 2008 at 12:10 am

    The Minny pitcher has more hits tonight than 6 Yankees did last night. That’s just wrong.

  227. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 20th, 2008 at 12:11 am

    I think one can argue that baseball has done the best job of tapping into international markets (well, baseball or hockey–I think hockey was first but now you have baseball markets in Latin America, Japan, Korea, while hockey is primarily north america and eastern europe).

    So I can’t see baseball not tapping China, but it will be a few years before it’s at the level of the game in Japan.

  228. bob Hope May 20th, 2008 at 12:13 am

    Lets do the math. I love the fact that many on this blog are keeping it positive saying the Yanks will get hot. Boy I hope so. Howver lets do the math, If the Yanks continue to lose and give up more games heres what they are setting themselves up for. Right now Boston is 28-19 with 115 to play. Lets say boston does poorly for them and plays 1 game under 500 the rest of the way. that makes them finish with a record of 85-77
    The Yanks would have to go 66-42 the rest of the way to finish one game ahead. Thats 24 games over 500 the rest of the way. NOw, that does not count or matter if the red sox play better than 1 game under 500, Nobody can think they`ll do that, and it does not consider if someone else in the divsion gets hot. I think its asking alot. Every loss matters

  229. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 20th, 2008 at 12:19 am

    Hey Rebecca.

    I confirmed today that I will be at the All Star game…
    6 rows behind the Yanks/home dugout. I would like to do a non bias picture/wtitten journal of the event. I may post here if PA deems OK but if it is too intrusive here then I would like to do it on your blog.

    Respectfully-

    dennis

  230. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 20th, 2008 at 12:24 am

    Dennis–Oh man, I can’t tell you how jealous I am! Seriously, if I had the $, I would have bought those tickets last year.

    Anyway, I’m honored that you’d ask! Email me at rebecca@puristbleedspinstripes.com closer to the event and I’ll be happy to set it up =)

  231. Blargh May 20th, 2008 at 12:27 am

    I suppose overall through the years, baseball’s got an argument…but has it broken into western Europe yet!? :P
    From some of the SI articles that I read about Euro ball, they do love basketball there. Oh, and their fanaticism can get a bit crazy there too o.o

    That said, baseball has a good foundation set by American influence back in the late 19th/early 20th century. I do hope that Selig capitalizes on it, and that the World Baseball Classic continues on and for more nations to offer competitive teams.

  232. mel May 20th, 2008 at 12:32 am

    Blargh,

    No baseball on the Continent. Euro basketball is like AAA for the NBA. They’re thinking of making an NBA franchise in Europe.

    I’ve argued here that Stern is the best of the modern commissioners. Selig is such a bad joke. The owners keep propping him up. A monkey could be the commissioner and do a better while keeping the money train going.

  233. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 20th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    OK. I am going to email PA and would like to write for both.

    Also, I am a sox season tix holder so for karma purposes I would like to give 2 tix for a game at Fenway. I know per your previous posts that you have a friend in Boston…..

    -dennis

  234. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 20th, 2008 at 12:34 am

    mel: Stern and Selig still rate higher than Gary Bettman of the NHL, which really hurts because my family (though my parents will never admit it) is a hockey family as much as a baseball family.

  235. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 20th, 2008 at 12:36 am

    Dennis: You have my attention now.

    Email me =)

  236. CB May 20th, 2008 at 12:39 am

    Congratulations to Jon Lester (and of course to the Dennis and ray).

    It’s a truly great story. To overcome lymphoma as a 22 years old and to come back two years later and to throw a no hitter is just a remarkable feat. To do it at Fenway park in front of the home crowd just makes it that much better for him.

    Lester has pitched well for the Sox this year and tonight he was obviously fantastic. But even the past couple of games he ‘s gone deeper into the game than he has in the past.

    If he’s turning a corner the Sox will only be that much tougher.

    The concentration of good young pitching in the AL East is really impressive. Both the Sox and Rays have had impressive performances by their young starters.

    Going forward having one “ace” isn’t gong to be sufficient. It’s going to take depth and quality from starter 1 to 5 to compete in the division.

    Hats off to Lester. And to Theo for not trading him in the off season.

  237. gayle May 20th, 2008 at 12:47 am

    I am reading Living on the Black (the Feinstein book about Glavine and Moose) and loving it so far it is a big book lol. He got me hooked right at the intro and it has only gotten better.

    One thing Moose says he can look at a young pitcher and after watching him pitch 3 pitches he can tell if he is going to be good SO I say lets just cut to the chase and let Moose tell us if the Yanks are wasting their time with the young guns and we can move on from there.

    And I leave you with this quote which so far amongst many just had me out loud laughing.

    It was at a point last year when things were going all bad. And shows you how quickly things can turn around in this game. Feinstein started talking with Moose that day and said to him your not in a good mood are you?

    “No. I’m in a great mood. I’ve already been on the DL once this season and I’m pitching right now like a solid Triple-A pitcher. My team sucks, and there’s no sign it is going to stop sucking anytime soon. Everyone wants my manager fired, the temperature is about 40 degrees, it’s raining, and there are about 500 people in the clubhouse right now wanting to ask me questions like so what do you think is wrong with you guys. SO why shouldnt I be in a bad mood”

  238. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 20th, 2008 at 12:48 am

    I have two tix to -

    July 9th MN
    Jun22nd ST. L
    Jun23rd AZ

    Let me know which game you would like. However, I need you to use the game you choose as I do not want these to be re-sold.

    -dennis

    dennis.p.farrell@conocophillips.com

  239. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 20th, 2008 at 12:50 am

    CB.

    Thanks for your baseball insight.

    -dennis

  240. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 20th, 2008 at 12:52 am

    Dennis–Will email. I live in New Jersey, so going to a game in Boston will take a little planning.

  241. Dennis-Costanza(Sox fan) May 20th, 2008 at 12:58 am

    I need a response in the next 10 days if possible. These seats are 30 rows from the field so they go fast. I love your passion for the game but more paramount your positive outlook…Cheers to baseball fans

    -dennis

  242. Rebecca--Optimist Prime--Mission 2708 May 20th, 2008 at 1:13 am

    Dennis: Email sent =)

    I’m off to sleep. hopefully will catch you all tomorrow; if not I will on the 29th.

  243. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 20th, 2008 at 1:16 am

    Rebecca tomorrow is the NBA draft lottery what are you hoping for ?

  244. mel May 20th, 2008 at 1:21 am

    Just for you, Brandon…

    http://sports.espn.go.com/espn.....d=tab6pos1

  245. Brandon (supporting "Alex being Alex") (J.Santana HR allowed count: 11 ) May 20th, 2008 at 1:34 am

    oh god :lol:

  246. Mark May 20th, 2008 at 7:23 am

    Better stock up on Yankees apparel that will last more than 5 years, when hopefully Yankee brass will come to their senses and rightfully dump Nike! I’ll never wear anything with their name on it.

  247. NH Mike May 20th, 2008 at 9:45 am

    this should help them win more games..

  248. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. March 30th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    *test*

  249. trisha - As long as you're in pinstripes, Kei, I've got your back. March 30th, 2009 at 12:16 pm

    *test*


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