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Blue-light special in the Bronx

Posted by: Peter Abraham - Posted in Misc on Jan 28, 2009 Print This Post Print This Post | Email This Post Email This Post

The nice folks at WCBS Radio sent over this photo taken of a light show at the new Stadium. Is that mood lighting for Mystique and Aura?

You can check out the rest of the colorful shots on their site.

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Tyler Kepner has some more revelations from The Yankee Years over on the Bats blog. There is one anecdote you have to see.

It’s hilarious that the only thing everybody in Yankeeland seemed to agree on was that they all hated Carl Pavano. Must make the Indians feel good they signed him.

I’m still surprised Joe Torre put his name on so much once-confidential information. While it’s perfectly acceptable that the book went into detail about his ouster in 2007, that he betrayed the confidences of so many players is shocking.

 
 

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125 Responses to “Blue-light special in the Bronx”

  1. Dennis January 28th, 2009 at 9:14 pm

    Wonder what it’s for. Looks spectacular.

  2. JoeyA January 28th, 2009 at 9:21 pm

    Remember the story about Carlos Beltrán’s willingness to take a major discount to play for the Yankees instead of the Mets? Joe Torre tells why: “Beltrán wanted to come to us, so he could hide among the trees. Nobody wants to be that guy to lead.”

    I can’t wait to show this to my Mets friends, though, im sure they are already fully aware of Beltran’s inability to lead a 5th grade class, nevermind a baseball team

    The Yankees should have talked to Tim Raines before signing Carl Pavano. Raines, the former Yankee who was coaching with the White Sox when Pavano signed, had played with Pavano in Montreal. During Pavano’s first Yankees season, Raines told Borzello: “He didn’t want to pitch except for the one year he was pitching for a contract. I’m telling you, he’s not going to pitch for you.”

    Tim Raines = Nostradamus

  3. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 9:22 pm

    Close Encounters of the 3rd Kind?

    Where – Is – Tor – Re – Now ?

  4. you gotta have faith (pettite where art thou?) January 28th, 2009 at 9:23 pm

    looks cool, i wonder y they did it?

  5. DT January 28th, 2009 at 9:24 pm

    Also from the Tyler Kepner link, Pete provided above.

    Wow.

    “¶Torre has a telling comment about George Steinbrenner’s mental state when recalling a meeting in Tampa, Fla., in September 2007. Steinbrenner’s health had clearly deteriorated, and Torre drew a comparison to “The Godfather“: “It’s not quite the same (as) when Don Corleone was shot and was recovering and was sitting in the garden. At least he was talking to his son in a very lucid way, explaining what was going to happen. I don’t think George had those capabilities.”

  6. Paulie January 28th, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    Speaking of Tim Raines. How come he’s not part of the Yankees in some form? Coaching in the minors or something?

    I wonder how this Joe Torre book mess plays out in the Dodgers clubhouse? Especially with the young guys. They probably are asking themselves, do we believe everything tells us about the sacrity of a clubhouse and not ripping teammates through the media, etc.

  7. Lara08 January 28th, 2009 at 9:31 pm

    I just ran across the comments about Damon in ’07. And Joe wrote about their closed-door conversation. Clubhouse stuff is bad enough but private one-on-one conversations seem even worse to me. How many of them does he dish? Sheesh.

    I happen to find Moose’s comments spot on.

    And I love that picture Pete, thanks!

  8. no.27 January 28th, 2009 at 9:36 pm

    “IMO, Cash has much more pressure on him, in the long road, than girardi or torre. Of course, after each individual game, the manager is questioned. But if this whole year is a failure, will Cash be held responsible or Girardi. IMO, people will want Cash’s head if this doesnt work out.”

    It doesn’t seem like that’s the way most people on this website see it, or Yankee management for that matter. I mean, Cash is still around, but Torre got the boot.

    How hard was Cashman’s job this offseason? Sign the two best pitchers and best position player available while giving out the 3 biggest contracts of the winter.

    Anyone with money can go to a supermarket and buy expensive food. It’s much harder to turn it into a good meal.

  9. crawdaddie January 28th, 2009 at 9:41 pm

    Torre screwed up with this book and besides the money he got for it, he’s going to receive a lot of grief over it for years to come.

  10. DT January 28th, 2009 at 9:44 pm

    “Anyone with money can go to a supermarket and buy expensive food. It’s much harder to turn it into a good meal”.

    Unfortunately we haven’t had dessert in eight years.

  11. Art Vandelay January 28th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    I’m sure that Torre’s Dodgers are happy that they have a manager that would throw them under the bus for a few bucks. However, a lot of these “revelations” aren’t surprising. We all know that A-Rod has had his difficulties in the big city and would like his team captain to like him a little more. Is it a surprise that Chuck Knoblauch had a mental breakdown, that Kevin “Punch the Wall” Brown was a little nuts and Randy “Get that Camera off my mullet” Johnson could get easily rattled.

    I won’t spend money on this but I’ll chill at Borders to read it.

  12. m January 28th, 2009 at 9:49 pm

    ray,

    Are you around? You just had to bring up last night’s game. :twisted:

    It was amazing they even made it to OT. Then Kobe fouls out. Trevor’s status is uncertain at this time (concussion). But the guy I feel for is Gerald Wallace. Broken rib and partially collapsed lung. I didn’t see the play, but I’m pretty sure Bynum feels bad about it.

    Oh yeah, meant to ask. What do the beantown folks think of all the fuss surrounding Torre’s book? Are they lapping it up? Or are they jealous that no one writes a book about the Red Sox? :)

  13. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 9:50 pm

    “Unfortunately we haven’t had dessert in eight years.”

    Nice one DT.

  14. JoeyA January 28th, 2009 at 9:52 pm

    Torre got the boot because his contract was up and he wanted an undeserved, two year deal.

    Don’t forget, we didn’t exactly boot him out. We offered a one year deal, and he refused, because his ego believed that he deserved more.

    Thankfully for us, Torre’s opinion and reality are two different things.

    I’ll give you that signing CC and Burnett wasn’t the most trying act for Cash, but what he did with Tex was genius. Let every other team bounce offers out, and, at the last minute, snag him. I would like to see Torre have the cunningness and savvy to work something like that out.

    ALSO, lets not forget Cash had the foresight to recognize the market for RF’s and not offer Abreu arbitration. That was a prophetic move, if I’ve ever seen one.

  15. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    randy l
    January 28th, 2009 at 9:29 pm
    “During the ‘68 WS, I was at an Special Forces fire base in Dak To, South Vietnam. I finally got ahold of some ten-twelve day old Stars And Stripes newspapers and found out about it. I still have the paper that had Mantle’s 536th homer off of Jim Lonborg.”

    gb7-

    with all the writing practice from the blog, maybe you should put down your life on paper. it sounds like you’ve had quite the life.

    ————————————————————

    Randy, there’s nothing about my life that is that important or that interesting that would fill more than two lines in a book. I had a job that I enjoyed and was lucky enough to do it for 36 years. The only regret was that I allowed that job to run a marriage. That’s my one regret…that and not calling Torr to tell him to run on Wakefield, bunt on Schilling, and to get those guys off of the field in Cleveland.

  16. Art Vandelay January 28th, 2009 at 9:53 pm

    It’s not just that our last dessert was in 2000. We also saw Robbie Cano and Melky Cabrera spit in the soup while Sidney Ponson was working the grill.

  17. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 9:55 pm

    Correction: ***ruin a marriage***

  18. declineoptions07 January 28th, 2009 at 9:56 pm

    Not really all that surprising for those of us who long believed Joe was a self absorbed no blame all credit taking phony.

  19. m January 28th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    re: the book. I don’t need to buy it if the main point is the front office sucks. I can read that here from randy l. If randy l had a time for everytime he wrote “Cashman…”

  20. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Paulie
    January 28th, 2009 at 9:26 pm
    Speaking of Tim Raines. How come he’s not part of the Yankees in some form? Coaching in the minors or something?

    I wonder how this Joe Torre book mess plays out in the Dodgers clubhouse? Especially with the young guys. They probably are asking themselves, do we believe everything tells us about the sacrity of a clubhouse and not ripping teammates through the media, etc.

    ————————————————————

    Raines is managing in one of the East Coast independent leagues.

  21. Nick in SF January 28th, 2009 at 9:57 pm

    Wait, so Joe Torre’s book is part of a struggle between those who’ve been in the kitchen and those who can’t get past the salad bar?

  22. Just another handle. January 28th, 2009 at 9:58 pm

    I have been listening to all the hand wringing over St. Joe’s revelations and just finished reading Tyler Kepner’s article and I find it all refreshing.

    How many times have people complained on here that they are less than happy with the meager information they get from management and here we actually get some insight and everybody is crying about what is revealed.

    Think about your own work environments. Everybody there has an opinion about you and I and while they probably aren’t writing a book about it; you can bet the office grapevine has the straight scoop. They all know who are and what you are and they don’t mind sharing that info with another employee. Why should it be any different for these ballplayers. They don’t mind getting all the glory; this is just the other side of the coin for public figures of today.

    That’s life.

  23. m January 28th, 2009 at 9:59 pm

    lol, that should be *dime* or *pickle*

  24. T15D23 January 28th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Pete, have you read the book? Is it available online to come to any conclusion at this point?

    I for one am completely interested in this and will buy the first edition.

    Having been a Yankee fan since the days of Munson and a loather of the Steinbrenner (now Levine), can’t wait to get a copy.

    As for Steinbrenner Stadium, who cares. No reason whatsoever except to move the Yankees (albeit across the street) and stay the Steinbrenner’s did it and as form of King George’s tomb.

    Was great when there was no Steinbrenner’s involved, as they have been my entire lifetime.

    Terrible how Torre was treated as well as Andy back in 03, terrible.

  25. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 10:01 pm

    Hazel Mae’s got sort of a Coney voice thing goin on.

    “And here’s some of the best BHLOOOOOOHPERS from 2008″

  26. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 10:03 pm

    And in Girardi’s clubhouse, the salad bar IS the entree!

  27. Tyler January 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    How the hell are Joe’s players on the Dodgers supposed to trust this guy?

  28. randy l January 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

    gb7

    i think most people take for granted what comes natural to them and don’t think it’s that interesting .
    i think any baseball fan who saw a young american soldier sitting at a firebase in vietnam in ’68 reading about mantle hitting his last home run could see a story in that.

    it’s a snapshot of our american history.

  29. Bob(The Original) January 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I still want to actually read the book before coming to any definite conclusions, but as more and more of this stuff comes out, I’m starting to regret giving Torre the benfit of the doubt initially.

    I’m very disappointed if he in fact is throwing all these guys under the bus like this.

  30. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Pat M

    Right again on A Rod. A Rod followed by Matsui – 2007. A Rod followed by Giambi – 2008.

    I’ve always felt A Rod is the diva. If just one year he played team ball he would establish his great talent level.
    Instead of trying to slam that one low and outside just doink it to right. Maybe some day.

  31. Tom January 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    I would imagine that GB7′s life would read like Tom Jones, or Tristram Shandy.

  32. ellen January 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    Kevin Brown curled up on the floor in a fetal position? Torre had to go there?

  33. jennifer January 28th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    Dennis- They are testing out all the tv screens.

  34. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:13 pm

    randy l,

    I’m just joshing on you about your hate.

    But I do have one beef. Nowadays it’s pretty un-PC to use ‘hara-kiri’. I know it’s old-school to not care about being PC, but I had to say something.

    Besides which, hara-kiri was an honorable death. Are you saying Cash is an honorable man?

  35. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:15 pm

    Oh, ellen. According to some here, it’s no big deal. And if it is, we’ll just call it literary license by the co-author.

  36. DT January 28th, 2009 at 10:16 pm

    No dessert for eight years, then we lost our candy and ice cream in the clubhouse too.

    pretty soon we’ll have to get our own coffee.
    What’s the world coming to.

  37. Yanks and More January 28th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    Pete sorry to say this but he is just a jerk, a complete phony. I really never liked the guy and this just makes it worse, the more we hear the worse it gets. Jeff Nelson was on the MLB network tonight and said he can’t believe he would write a book when thats what everyone talks about, you keep whats in the clubhouse there. He really didn’t stick up for him at all.

  38. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 10:17 pm

    m

    Nice and gentle – painless, just a little sting going in. Apropos the hara kiri theme.

  39. jennifer January 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Joe revealed private conversations in the book. That is wrong.

    And I have a request into my local library for the book, strange that I already see some libraries show the book checked out.

  40. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:19 pm

    Bo Knows,

    So you also wish death on Cash?

  41. sw January 28th, 2009 at 10:22 pm

    Ugh, the Kevin Brown story is so inappropriate to tell the public.

  42. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:23 pm

    jennifer,

    I feel (a teeny-tiny bit) bad about how I’ve pre-judged this book.

    But do you think if Torre could do it over again that he would think twice about some of the things that were published?

    If he could have control over the pre-release that he would’ve had a release similar to Harry Potter?

    It probably would’ve caused less of an uproar, but I think I’d still think the same way after reading about the vulnerabilities that Torre exposed.

  43. Al from BK January 28th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    Its beautiful :)

  44. JoeyA January 28th, 2009 at 10:27 pm

    The MOST inappropriate story, If i had to choose only one, would have to be the Steinbrenner story. thats a personal, immediate family detail that should not be shared with anybody, no matter how common knowledge George’s deteriorating health is.

    I’d say Damon and Brown’s stories are equally inappropriate, but the Stein story really rubs me the wrong way.

    I can’t imagine Hank or Hal every forgiving Joe for putting that in.

  45. pat January 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    Girardi reaction to the book could be interesting.

    Definite Torre disciple but seeing how he handled the Mo MRI fiasco, he would prefer being pecked to death by a duck than revealing things about players.

  46. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 10:28 pm

    I wish for him a gentle death. Sink down into the deeps, perchance to dream. I like him.

  47. Bob(The Original) January 28th, 2009 at 10:31 pm

    What’s the Damon story? I’ve missed that one somehow.

  48. jennifer January 28th, 2009 at 10:32 pm

    pat

    Definite Torre disciple but seeing how he handled the Mo MRI fiasco, he would prefer being pecked to death by a duck than revealing things about players.
    ————————–

    :lol: very true!!!

  49. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 10:34 pm

    I’ve always liked Girardi. Even when he screwed up big time. Donny M was right, “You wanna be the manager after the manager after Joe”. Little talent, much brains. Pecked to death by ducks eh, nice little picture. Definitely Old School.

  50. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:35 pm

    Girardi’s response will have a couple of “obviously”s. Is Girardi not mentioned in the book? No venom reserved for the guy who took his place in the Bronx?

  51. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 10:37 pm

    randy l
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:06 pm
    gb7

    i think most people take for granted what comes natural to them and don’t think it’s that interesting .
    i think any baseball fan who saw a young american soldier sitting at a firebase in vietnam in ‘68 reading about mantle hitting his last home run could see a story in that.

    it’s a snapshot of our american history.

    ————————————————————

    I’ve caught a lot of crap because of what I did with my life. My draft number was up and for me, there was no other options…it was what I felt was my duty.

    I found out that I enjoyed jumping out of planes for no reason, I got to see other countries that I could never afford to visit on my own, but, most of all, in between deployments that required our type of specialties, I loved the look on kids faces when we built their schools, or the villages where we drilled wells and built clinics and hospitals.

    I missed my family, but, some of the best Christmases I ever spent were in places that saw a TV for the first time or kids getting their first bicycles, or, shoes. I just wished that’s all we had to do, but, that goes with the job. Thanks for the words though. That’s the best thing I can hear.

    Especially from a Livan Herandez lover like you.

  52. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Tom
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:12 pm
    I would imagine that GB7’s life would read like Tom Jones, or Tristram Shandy.

    ————————————————————

    I could never wear tight pants like Tom Jones.

    j/k. Lets just say that I spread the seeds of knowledge to the world. A lot of seeds.

  53. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:41 pm

    Doreen talked about the Yankees circling the wagons.

    This piece had so many good quotes, I couldn’t paste them all.

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....606.column

  54. pat January 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    “Pecked to death by ducks eh, nice little picture.”

    Can’t take credit. Lifted it from a TV show (Jon and Kate Plus 8). It really seems the perfect description of a slow death.

  55. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm

    GB7,

    Ugh. Listening to “Sowing the Seeds of Love” will never be the same!

  56. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 10:44 pm

    GB7

    “Ask not what the country can do for you”.

    Thank You.

  57. jennifer January 28th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    pat- I love that show! Guilty pleasure!

  58. Tom January 28th, 2009 at 10:45 pm

    GBappleseed, or, um, can’t right it here.

  59. Giuseppe Franco January 28th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    I grew tired of this Torre book nonsense on Monday. I can’t be the only one.

  60. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:47 pm

    The Hubby and the 8 kids are cute. The wife? Not so much. She’s a controlling _itch and a total nag. I would tell my son to run far, far away if he met a girl like that.

  61. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Tom
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:45 pm
    GBappleseed, or, um, can’t right it here.

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, I suppose I could have been a farmer with all of that planting experience.

  62. CaptainClutch January 28th, 2009 at 10:48 pm

    Newsday has a new article up how Torre won’t be welcome in the Bronx. I really hope that this comment is true and came from Posada, Mo or Jeter. Forget Jeter he would never say anything. That they have finally realized Uncle Joe is not the greatest man ever.

    “Even devout Torre guys who worshiped him can’t believe he would do a thing like this,” a Yankees insider told me yesterday. “It’s — – terrible. To them it shows what the guy was all about.”

    http://www.newsday.com/sports/.....606.column

  63. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 10:50 pm

    Bo knows
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:44 pm
    GB7

    “Ask not what the country can do for you”.

    Thank You.

    ————————————————————

    Thanks, Bo. It was our pleasure. I know we made things easier for a few people and happier, anyway. That made everything worthwhile.

  64. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    So Torre pulled Kevin Brown out of his crevice?

    That’s bad management right there if you ask me.

  65. Peter Abraham January 28th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    I’d really be careful about believing anonymous quotes. “Friends” of players or “insiders” can be just about anybody.

    If you have an agenda you want to promote, nameless quotes are an easy way to do it.

  66. Tom January 28th, 2009 at 10:51 pm

    Ya Know, this Torre thing really puts fans in a tough spot. Not because it makes us choose sides and whatnot, but, because it makes us agree with the Steve Philips’s and Wally Matthews’s of the world.

  67. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 10:53 pm

    m
    January 28th, 2009 at 10:43 pm
    GB7,

    Ugh. Listening to “Sowing the Seeds of Love” will never be the same!

    ————————————————————

    Yeah, but, at least I was in love every time….even if it only lasted a day.

  68. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:54 pm

    Tom,

    That’s the thing. I find it hard to believe that anyone (besides Torre) could justify what’s happened.

    Pete, I can fall asleep tonight believing that Cashman’s “devastated”, right?

  69. Jay B January 28th, 2009 at 10:55 pm

    Hey guys, What did Torre say about Damon? I haven’t read anything about that

  70. m January 28th, 2009 at 10:56 pm

    Jay B & Bob (the original),

    There’s a link in the last thread. The excerpt was also pasted.

  71. MikeD January 28th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    A light show in an empty Stadium? It appears they’re testing, yet the question is testing what? Will the new ballpark be similar to the Empire State Building, bathed in differnt lights depending on what the Yankees do or some other NY thing?

  72. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 10:58 pm

    This is the Damon link

    http://weblogs.newsday.com/spo.....s_394.html

  73. JorgeSays January 28th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    Pretty sweet shot of the stadium!

    Gotta love Pavano!

  74. Wiseman January 28th, 2009 at 11:00 pm

    The writers have always given Torre a free ride. Torre should have been fired after the Yanks blew the 3 game playoff lead aginst the Red Sox. He is a phoney and always has been a Joe only type of person. Now he writes a book and everyone sees it?

  75. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    GB7

    I was around a lot of “Reconn” guys up in the Arctic. Alaska Air crews and such. Land a herc in 30 knot crosswinds and you’d actually hear “Yeehaw”
    “And got to kick ass” was also a large part of it. A special brand of people.

  76. jennifer January 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm

    Watching MLB Hot Stove now, beginning of show has a quote from Joe talking about sharing things in the clubhouse is like sharing things that happen at the dinner table. You aren’t supposed to do it.

    Funny how things you say can come back and bite you.

  77. jennifer January 28th, 2009 at 11:04 pm

    I also want to know if Joe felt he was so poorly treated by the Yankees/front office why did he stay? He didn’t need the money. He isn’t Joe Shmoe (sp?) making $50 grand a year that he just has to suck it up. He should have left!

  78. Jay B January 28th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Wow, some of this stuff sounds real personal. I don’t think the players would like their moments of vulnerability beingaired out like that, especially considering how much pressure these guys are under playing for the New York Yankees.

  79. DT January 28th, 2009 at 11:05 pm

    Jay B & Bob (the original),
    There’s a link in the last thread. The excerpt was also pasted.

    wow, Jay and Bob (original or silent?) in a post together. I’m having Kevin Smith flashbacks.

    here is the link
    http://weblogs.newsday.com/spo.....s_394.html

  80. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    I don’t normally pay attention to anything that Wallace Mathews writes, but, who knew that he has a sense of humor…at leasat for one day, anyhow,

    ***Over time — a long time — that may change, but right now, David Wells will be named the team nutritionist before Torre is invited back to the Bronx***

  81. m January 28th, 2009 at 11:06 pm

    Torre’s always been a no-fly zone for writers, players, and baseball people in general. You’ve hardly read one negative thing written about him. Has the no-fly restriction been lifted a little? Will he be open to criticism if he screws up next season?

  82. Jay B January 28th, 2009 at 11:08 pm

    Oh thanks for the links guys!

  83. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 11:09 pm

    m

    Actually I think this time he left his fly open.

  84. DT January 28th, 2009 at 11:10 pm

    jennifer
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    Watching MLB Hot Stove now, beginning of show has a quote from Joe talking about sharing things in the clubhouse is like sharing things that happen at the dinner table. You aren’t supposed to do it.
    Funny how things you say can come back and bite you.

    spot on Jennifer.
    here is the sound byte the MLB show used.
    http://multimedia.wfan.com/m/a.....geid=23654

  85. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 11:12 pm

    Bo knows
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:01 pm
    GB7

    I was around a lot of “Reconn” guys up in the Arctic. Alaska Air crews and such. Land a herc in 30 knot crosswinds and you’d actually hear “Yeehaw”
    “And got to kick ass” was also a large part of it. A special brand of people.

    ————————————————————

    I always had the utmost respect and love for the pilots of choppers and the gunships, especially “Puff, The Magic Dragon”. Those chopper pilots were a different breed to fly into the places they did. Those guys were heroes.

  86. m January 28th, 2009 at 11:13 pm

    Bo Knows,

    Pshaw. People his age wear drawstrings.

    Tseng,

    Are you around? Serena’s bearing down like a locomotive. 4-3 after being down 0-3. Hopefully Andy can stop Federer in his tracks. Want Sampras’ record to stand a little longer.

  87. jennifer January 28th, 2009 at 11:14 pm

    Just saw on the scroll that David Weathers got $3.9 m!!! How the heck did that happen!

  88. AG January 28th, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Oh, GOD:

    http://www.bronxbanterblog.com.....s-of-fire/

    I’m TEARING from laughter. I needed that. That explains SO MUCH.

  89. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 11:20 pm

    For me, the biggest question regarding this Torre business and one that has yet to be answered is:

    – Just how dark and secluded was this crevice that Kevin Brown crawled into AND why was such crevice not made available to him prior to game 7?

    And I am seriously considering changing my screen name to:

    “Kevin Brown’s Crevice”

  90. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 11:21 pm

    GB7

    Chopper Jocks
    Yep, longline a sling load of Barrels. Put it down like a powder puff. Sling load shacks that jinked all over the sky. Refuse to pop the hook. Rock and Roll.

  91. Boston Dave January 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    the sad thing is, Torre is getting as much or more publicity than he could have possibly hoped for.

    i suggest we boycott the book. someone will post the good quotes on the internet anyway. don’t support Torre stabbing the Yankees in the back by buying the book.

  92. DT January 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm

    LMAO AG.

    Don’t mix up Frank’s Hot Sauce with Steve’s Hot Sauce – we now know where’s Steve’s sauce has been.

  93. m January 28th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    Boston Dave,

    How are the people in Boston reacting to the big hullaballoo? Are they laughing it up?

  94. CaptainClutch January 28th, 2009 at 11:23 pm

    “I’m TEARING from laughter. I needed that. That explains SO MUCH.’

    I REALLY hope that was a joke…and didn’t really happen.

  95. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 11:24 pm

    Bo knows
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:21 pm
    GB7

    Chopper Jocks
    Yep, longline a sling load of Barrels. Put it down like a powder puff. Sling load shacks that jinked all over the sky. Refuse to pop the hook. Rock and Roll.

    ————————————————————

    They reminded me of bull doggers and bronc busters in a rodeo….totally nuts.

  96. S.A.-Brian "The Ninja" Cashman: Showing free agents lots of love January 28th, 2009 at 11:25 pm

    AG-Just read that. I don’t even know what to say. LMAO

  97. AG January 28th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Poor Donahue. I bet it was Roger’s way of intentionally degrading another human.

  98. pat January 28th, 2009 at 11:26 pm

    Jeter, Posada, Zimmer and Tino- “I have to read the book”

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....book.0664/

  99. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 11:27 pm

    That Clemens story is beyond bizarre.

    Talk about Huevos Rancheros!

  100. Bo knows January 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm

    GB7

    One of my actual comments over the air was “You flying the shack or is the shack flying you?” The chopper and shack were horizontal. Unf Believable

  101. m January 28th, 2009 at 11:30 pm

    pat,

    Things get kind of crazy once the season starts. I doubt they’ll be getting through the whole thing anytime soon.

    Kim Jones-”Any comment, Derek?”
    Jeter-”Sorry, Kim, still haven’t finished it. Maybe next week.”

  102. pat January 28th, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    m

    Kim Jones-”Any comment, Derek?”
    Derek- “I’m waiting for the movie to come out.”

  103. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 11:35 pm

    Bo knows
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:28 pm
    GB7

    One of my actual comments over the air was “You flying the shack or is the shack flying you?” The chopper and shack were horizontal. Unf Believable

    ————————————————————

    I’ve seen them do things that choppers were never designed to do. Like I said….they’re an entirely different breed, and they never got paid enough, the pilots and the door gunners.

  104. Al from BK January 28th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    “Oh, GOD:

    http://www.bronxbanterblog.com.....s-of-fire/

    I’m TEARING from laughter. I needed that. That explains SO MUCH.”

    Oh wow. I had to stop myself from convulsing when I read that. Donahue ever here about TMI.

  105. CaptainClutch January 28th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

    Like anyone expected Jeter to say anything about his father “Mr. T”. Even after he reads it he will come up with some excuse on why he can’t comment on it. It seems like Jeter, Posada and Pettitte were the only ones spared in the book….so far

  106. DT January 28th, 2009 at 11:38 pm

    Boston Dave
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:22 pm
    the sad thing is, Torre is getting as much or more publicity than he could have possibly hoped for.
    *i suggest we boycott the book.*

    I won’t buy the book.
    I won’t even drink Bigelow Green Tea anymore.
    I won’t even drink generic green tea.
    I won’t even eat anything green. No broccoli. No Peas. No Green eggs and ham.
    Everything with the #6 on it is going in the garbage too.
    No more channel 6 on the TV remote.
    I can no longer use MNO on my phone.

  107. Say it ain't so January 28th, 2009 at 11:41 pm

    Roger really couldn’t take care of that all by himself? Really?

  108. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing January 28th, 2009 at 11:44 pm

    At least the world still makes sense.

    Mike Lupica’s response was completely predictable, lol.

  109. pat January 28th, 2009 at 11:49 pm

    Good quote from Buck Showalter in the NY Times

    “What was it my mother once told me — be careful telling truths that hurt innocent people,” he said. “I’ve tried to stick by that.” He called the manager’s office “a privilege that comes with a covenant.”

  110. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 11:50 pm

    Sheets Wants A Guaranteed Contract
    By Ben Nicholson-Smith [January 28 at 6:32pm CST]
    According to MLB.com’s Adam McCalvy, Ben Sheets and the Brewers have not spoken since the Brewers asked whether Sheets would consider an incentive-based contract similar to John Somltz’s ($4.5MM in incentives) or Brad Penny’s ($3MM in incentives). It appears that Sheets was not open to an similar offer, but the Brewers won’t offer a multi-year deal.

    GM Doug Melvin maintains the club isn’t likely to sign Sheets, but he hasn’t completely ruled out the possibility.

    ————————————————————

    Sheets won’t accept anything less than a guaranteed deal. That’ll be tough, because that’s a lot of cash to flush.

    On another market, Gagne and the Twins are a no-go and the Twins are looking at a trade for an 8th inning pitcher. I wonder if a Veras for Pinto would work

  111. Bronx Jeers January 28th, 2009 at 11:54 pm

    Buck’s quotes were good. Sort of called out Torre without really calling him out. Passive aggressive sort of stuff.

    Alex Belth wrote something about the book and ARod that I thought was worth sharing.

    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.c.....l#?eref=T1

  112. GreenBeret7 January 28th, 2009 at 11:56 pm

    Pat, Showalter was busy today. In your SI link, this was his comment. Sounds like he believes Torre crossed the “point of no return” with this book with other managers and quite a few ballplayers, present and former.

    ***Former major league manager Buck Showalter isn’t sure he’d want to write a revealing book about his days in baseball.

    “I’d have to make up my mind that for sure I wasn’t going back on the field before I ever wrote one,” Showalter said. “I have feelings about it. Obviously I haven’t done it. There’s a certain privilege to having those jobs that you have to live up to.”***

  113. pat January 28th, 2009 at 11:57 pm

    GB

    Joe is wearing his rings. :smile:

  114. JoeyA January 29th, 2009 at 12:02 am

    You think when we resigned Clemens, Donahue was like, “SH*T!”

  115. S.A.-Brian "The Ninja" Cashman: Showing free agents lots of love January 29th, 2009 at 12:06 am

    He probably said “Oh Nuts!”

  116. Betsy January 29th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    http://www.northjersey.com/spo.....e_Guy.html

    I’m a Cash girl, so it really bothers me that Joe could do this to him……sorry, I know this is from a couple of days ago.

  117. Betsy January 29th, 2009 at 12:08 am

    http://www.northjersey.com/spo.....e_Guy.html

    I’m a Cash girl, so it really bothers me that Joe could do this to him……sorry, I know this is from a couple of days ago.

  118. Betsy January 29th, 2009 at 12:09 am

    That link about Clemens? OH wow……..way too much info. My nickname on another board is in honor of Roger (haven’t bothered to change it because it’s too much trouble, ironically. That’s ……..just ugh.

  119. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing January 29th, 2009 at 12:13 am

    Being female, I don’t even possess a pair of nuts, and I’M cringing imagining what the heck Bengay on the testicles must feel like.

    ACK!

  120. Bo knows January 29th, 2009 at 12:14 am

    Chyll Will from Bronx Banter Comments

    “And I think it’s gonna be all right.
    Yeah, the worst is over now,
    The trainer’s rubbing ointment on my Red Rubber Balls.”

    Salaam sahib

  121. GreenBeret7 January 29th, 2009 at 12:16 am

    pat
    January 28th, 2009 at 11:57 pm
    GB

    Joe is wearing his rings.

    ————————————————————

    You have to wonder if Torre is regretting doing this book. I’m also wondering if Mussina knew this book was coming out, and decided it was time to leave, or had agreed to make comments knowing that he was retiring and figured that he wouldn’t have to answer for the remarks about Rivera. Since I haven’t read the book, I don’t know how that subject came up, but, I’m more shocked that Torre decided to leave it in.

  122. GreenBeret7 January 29th, 2009 at 12:20 am

    Angel – A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing
    January 29th, 2009 at 12:13 am
    Being female, I don’t even possess a pair of nuts, and I’M cringing imagining what the heck Bengay on the testicles must feel like.

    ACK

    ————————————————————

    I imagine that it was more than Ben-ay. There’s a limiment called Icy-Hot that if used too much will actually blister the skin. It makes the skin so hot that you actually start sweating….like eating and biting into red-hot pepper seeds.

  123. Betsy January 29th, 2009 at 12:22 am

    http://www.northjersey.com/spo.....s_Joe.html

    Hmm, I can’t even imagine what that 5 letter word Torre called A-Rod was. Unbelievable.

    I’m glad to see O’Connor brings up the Chasing the Dream hypocrisy………

    I love this quote:

    If Torre truly believes he didn’t paint Cashman as a Judas GM, a claim he made to Jack Curry of The New York Times, then he’s finally honored the Clueless Joe headline that welcomed him to the Bronx way back when.

  124. Angel - A tale told by idiots, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing January 29th, 2009 at 12:23 am

    I imagine that it was more than Ben-ay. There’s a limiment called Icy-Hot that if used too much will actually blister the skin. It makes the skin so hot that you actually start sweating….like eating and biting into red-hot pepper seeds.
    ————————————————————-

    Why would one do that to oneself on PURPOSE though?

    Does not compute. :X

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